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Artist: ALVARIUS B.
Title: Sorban Palid
Format: 7"
Label: Poon Village
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"Unearthed from a very shallow grave: limited edition screenprinted tour-giveaway 7"s from Alvarius B.s East Coast 2014 tour, featuring artwork by Byron Coley." - Poon Village.

APES AHOY
by Byron Coley

Its amazing every one pretends
perhaps wishing a billion post-marsupials could
just stand in for most aspects of self motivation
procedures of the masters which bear the mark of
a masters golden inevitable apocalypse.
But lets just be content, we hairy bums
impaling, as though we had tusks
the current whatever some lazy music journalist writes.
Creating, in the process, more differences between
Amuletian Snares than anyone from the future could imagine.
But when they visit our continually pounded planet...
they will realize only 6 visions really happen --
Their replication of a weekend
Your weekend.
Your show business.
Your expense.
Much more feces.
Blogging and spewing by music pipsqueak fanboys who cant know.
And in not knowing, those present
may see the future.
shall we begin again.

Artist: ASHLEY, ROBERT
Title: The Wolfman
Format: CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"Alga Marghen presents a 2015 remastered CD edition of its 2003 CD The Wolfman, a collection of pieces that introduce the listener to the most extreme experimental side of American composer Robert Ashley. Presented in digipak with 12-page booklet including liner notes written by the composer and the complete score of "The Wolfman," first issued in Source magazine. The program starts with "The Fox" (1957), Ashleys first electronic work, which displays his nascent electronic music theater style. Dark atmospheres and primitive tape collage techniques recorded at home, mixing the electronic tape and the voice in a single live pass. "The Wolfman" was composed in early 1964 and first performed at Charlotte Moormans 1964 second Annual Avant Garde Festival of New York. The piece immediately won a considerable reputation as a threat to the listeners health. For the occasion, instigated by Morton Feldman, Ashley composed a piece of tape music, "The Wolfman Tape," to be played along with the vocal performance of "The Wolfman." The tape composition, played out of the same loudspeakers as the voice and the feedback (the main sound source for this composition), filled in the ongoing performance sound and transformed the performance into an elaborate version of drone under the influence of electronics. For the performance of "The Wolfman" recorded here, produced at the University of California, Davis, Ashley used a 1960 tape composition titled "The 4th of July." That composition changes gradually from a parabolic-microphone documentation of a backyard party into a layering of tape loops and tape-head feedback. "The Wolfman Tape" (1964) is, as described above, a tape composition made for a short performance of "The Wolfman." It uses tape-speed manipulation and mixes of many layers of found sounds, both from AM radio and from recordings made using different kinds of microphones. "The Bottleman" was composed in 1960 as music for an experimental film by George Manupelli. The 40-minute version presented here involves contact microphones on a surface that holds a loudspeaker some six feet away. The loudspeaker is broadcasting open-circuit hum (at the American standard of approximately 60 hertz). That pitch is raised slightly through tape manipulation and the result is mixed with vocal sounds and other found sounds played back at various tape speeds." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: BACHMAN, DANIEL
Title: Grey-Black-Green
Format: LP
Label: Feeding Tube
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
“2015 repress on white vinyl. First vinylization of the 2011 CD-R release, with which Daniel Bachman shucked the performing name hed been using (Sacred Harp) and laid his naked ass on the line. Bachman already sounds like a wizened player here (an image that was solidified when his mug was plastered on the box for Tompkins Squares "Obscure Giants of Acoustic Guitar" trading cards), but he was actually still a babe of the Fredericksburg woods at the time this came out. Regardless, his technique is massive, and his approach to the material -- based on a color-wheel tuning system developed by the late Robbie Basho -- is intense. Recorded onto a boom-box, with a hi-fi quotient of nil, the material here reminds one of what Bill Orcutt might sound like if he decided to play in longer format time-chunks. Theres a wonderful kind of containment to the music -- suggesting deep investigation and improvisation with hermetic knowledge rather than anything constrictive -- which gives this album a sense of spirituality one rarely finds outside the New Age bin. Bachman is a master player, and the evidence of this is apparent even at this relatively early stage of his trajectory. Through constant touring and wood-sheddding, Daniels music has evolved in multiple directions over the intervening years, but Grey-Black-Green remains one of the true and unique high watermarks of his recordings. How great to have it on vinyl at long last. Includes a download code.” - Feeding Tube.

Artist: BEHRMAN, DAVID
Title: Wave Train
Format: CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"2015 remastered CD in digipak with 12-page booklet including liner notes written by the composer as well as diagrams and scores relating to the published works. Wave Train, originally released by Alga Marghen in 1998, collects experimental works by David Behrman recorded between 1959 and 1968, featuring the Sonic Arts Union. The CD starts with "Canons," a short piece created in Darmstadt over three weeks in the summer of 1959 with David Tudor on piano and Christoph Caskel on percussion. "Ricercar" is a prepared piano piece made in 1961 and has the flexible form of the kind favored by European composers in the early 1960s, and also reflects the work of Cowell and Cage. "Wave Train" (1966), a powerful feedback piece performed live with Gordon Mumma, marks the radical moment when Behrman threw away established techniques. "Players With Circuits" (1966) is an exploration of raw materials; a combination of live electronics and amplified acoustic sound. "Sounds for a Film By Bob Watts," for outdoor environment recording and homemade synthesizer, was recorded at Stony Point, the artists cooperative which John Cage, David Tudor, Sari Dienes, and other friends had established. The last piece, "Runthrough," was made for performance by members of the Sonic Arts Union: Alvin Lucier, Gordon Mumma, Robert Ashley, and, of course, Behrman himself; two of them working the dials and switches of homemade synthesizers, and two others distributing sound in space with homemade photocell mixers; Time Records released a different version of this piece in 1969." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: BOLUS, A.
Title: Sex Group
Format: Cass
Label: Vitrine
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
“Its with great pleasure that Vitrine announces its next release, a platter of scatology and whirl courtesy Andy Bolus. For over twenty years, Bolus has been releasing tape and junk decollage, both solo as Evil Moisture, and in collaboration, either with Mark Durgan as Olympic Shitman, or with acts as distinct as the Hanatarash, Smell & Quim and Macronympha. On Tropical Landslide Drainage, Bolus degrades field recordings and sabotaged rhythm with a swelter of cassette-based Kintsugi. Bolus follows up an impressive string of Evil Moisture releases on his own School of Meat Cutting imprint with forty minutes of minced sound which is both unremittingly hermetic and hysterically depersonalizing. A confusing melange of sampled screams and homespun electronics give way to bricolage and physical action. The intimation of voice is buried underneath flutter and the crackle of wind. Limited to 100 copies.” - Vitrine.

Artist: BOURBONESE QUALK
Title: Lies
Format: 12"
Label: Mannequin
Country: Germany
Price: $16.00
"Pressed on 160-gram vinyl; includes postcard; limited to 300 copies. Bourbonese Qualk came into existence in 1979 and put out a stream of confrontational albums through much of the 80s and into the early 90s. After a long pause, they released On Uncertainty in 2001 and disbanded the next year after the death of guitarist Miles Miles. "Lies," a terse, TR 808-driven electro-tinged cut just under two minutes long, originally came out in 1986 on the Preparing for Power LP by way of the groups own label Recloose Organization. This EP features Ancient Methods on edit and remix duties." - Mannequin.

Artist: BULL TONGUE REVIEW
Title: #2
Format: Mag
Label: Bull Tongue Review
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"A Quarterly Journal of Post-Rock Cultural Pluralism. In this issue: Todd Abramson, Steve Albini, Alan Bishop, Bree, Rej T. Broth, Joe Carducci, Benoit Chaput, Sharon Cheslow, Byron Coley, Karen Constance, Nigel Cross, Chris D, Georganne Deen, Lili Dwight, Erika Elizabeth, Ray Farrell, Andrea Feldman, Eddie Flowers, Tom Givan, Tom Greenwood, Mats Gustafsson, Lisa Marie Jarlborn, Ira Kaplan, Maria Kozic, Matt Krefting, Tom Lax, Ted Lee, Heather Leigh, Donna Lethal, Owen Maercks, Marc Masters, Hisham Mayet, Phil McMullen, Richard Meltzer, Thurston Moore, Dylan Nyoukis, Gary Panter, Brigid Pearson, Charles Plymell, Tony Rettman, Joanne Robertson, Bruce Russell, Suzy Rust, Savage Pencil, John Sinclair, Chris Stigliano, Brian Turner, Tesco Vee, Naomi Yang. 80 pages, black & white 8.5" x 11"." - Bull Tongue.

Artist: CANTIUS, R.A.
Title: Playing in the Dirt
Format: 12"
Label: Feeding Tube
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"This LP exists through an act of sheerest serendipity. Scott Seward of John Doe Jr. Records up in Greenfield, MA, was talking to one of his regulars, an Amherst-based photographer named Bob Cantius. In the course of their conversations, Scott learned that Bob had -- in a former life -- done some experimental sound recording, portions of which featured his own homemade string instrument: the Brunt-Milter. Eventually, Bob was able to turn up tapes of two finished pieces. Both were begun with the Brunt-Milter in 1964, then finished off with added sound sources and mixing in 1968. When they were started, Cantius had just finished his arts degree at Montclair State University, and was working in a dirt-floored studio in Paterson. He then spent three years getting a Masters at NYU Film School, and thats when he added the new work to his instrumental beginnings. The music is a great collage of strange strings, street recordings (some made by Bob while he was doing sound for film shoots), and various effects, techniques, and radio manipulations. Its a rather remarkable find, and documents a style of experimental thinking and creativity that was common at the time, but usually ended up in the dumpsters of history. Includes text related to the little-known Happenings scene at Montclair State and other secret histories" --Byron Coley, 2015. Includes booklet by Scott Seward and Byron Coley. limited edition of 200.

Artist: COPLEY MEDAL
Title: Marble Cage
Format: Cass
Label: Vitrine
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
“Vitrine is proud to welcome Copley Medal to its 2015 roster with Marble Cage, the latest release from New York-based artist Ryan Martin. Diffuse electronics cross-pollinate with delayed circumlocution across two side-long tracks which take Martin deeper into a collapsed sun of sound. Marble Cage consolidates the sonic approach heard on previous releases such as the Mauve Decade ( Ascetic House ) and Sabbath (Robert & Leopold), combining the rough hewn panic of Mail Art-era power electronics with a somber organizational determination. And while Martin retains a studied patience throughout, the clustered haze of electronics firmly locates Copley Medal in the same psychedelic mire as Hole in the Heart-era Ramleh. An airtight garage of displaced rhythm and otherwise unspoken environment. Mastered by Kris Lapke. Limited to 100 copies.” - Vitrine.

Artist: COSMIC MICHAEL
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Out-Sider
Country: Spain
Price: $27.00
"Ultra-crude basement garage psych and acid-boogie-blues from 1969! Who was the mysterious Cosmic Michael? Nobody knows for sure -- rumor goes that he was a freak from New York who later relocated to the West Coast after living the Woodstock dream. Thats all we know about him. But before vanishing without trace, Cosmic Michael self-released a couple of primitive, homemade albums on his Bliss label. This is his first one, DIY stoner bluesy garage psychedelia with crude organ, guitars, and vocals. Featuring underground classics like "Cosmic Michael Theme" (covered in 2013 by neo-psych band Psychic Ills) and "Now That You Found It" among others. First ever vinyl reissue, original artwork, insert with a reproduction of the original poster, plus pasteable reproductions of original LP labels like those that came with the original release. Remastered sound." - Out-Sider.

Artist: CRESPO, ANDY
Title: Two Cigarettes Kissing
Format: 12"
Label: Feeding Tube
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Andy Crespo has been the go-to bass player for sub-underground locals since time immemorial. Whether recording with mysterious free jazz units such as Gross, or the original Barn Owl (the trio with Matt Weston and Chris Cooper), or playing with one of the countless live bands hes been in, Crespo is a commandingly smoky, mysterious, and powerful presence. Feeding Tube is tickled pink to present Crespos first solo vinyl -- two side-long excursions of bass-generated sounds thatll roam your interior fields like a cloud of bees searching for nico-nectar. Considering Crespos personal collecting policies, its crazy that he conjured up such a berserk set of splattered electronics/strings/feedback, but the proof is in the pudding. And this pudding blazes. Maybe the best way to think of it is to imagine a large mans dream of what Billy Mures Supersonic Guitars LPs might sound like if they were given a truly post-modern twist. That is some deep space, baby. As startling in its way as Barre Phillipss Unaccompanied Barre (aka Journal Violone aka Basse Barre) must have been back in 69. So give the artist a cigarette. Maybe hell share his coffee" --Byron Coley, 2015. Cover art by Ted Lee. Plays at 45 RPM. Includes download code. Limited edition of 200." - Feeding Tube.

Artist: DEGREASER
Title: Rougher Squalor
Format: LP
Label: Ever/Never
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
“Crawling out of the deep, dark hole they dug for themselves on Bottom Feeder (2011) and Sweaty Hands (2012), New York Citys premier psychedelic swamp rock unit DeGreaser are set to take an unsuspecting and tepid rock scene by storm. Courtesy of NYCs Ever/Never Records, Rougher Squalor is DeGreaser 2.0. The band has evolved from their previous caveman dirges into a true power trio, heavy on the muscle and out for blood.

Drawing inspiration from classic bands like Blue Cheer, The Groundhogs and Coloured Balls, to outer-limits rock deconstruction reminiscent of the finest Japanese ensembles such as Mainliner and High Rise, DeGreaser are able to satisfy the need to bang your head, and also the desire to immerse said head in glorious waves of wah-wah pedal abuse. The squalor part of the title is no joke, as main Greaser Tim Evans – formerly of noted Aussie band Bird Blobs – drenches the proceedings in a sheen of speaker-shredding noise that would make the likes of James Williamson sit up and take notice. Anchored by the granite-solid rhythm section of drummer John Coates and bassist Kristian Brenchley (Woman/Ballroom), Evans is free to blast his surroundings with all manner of ear-piercing and –tickling tones.

But lets not make the mistake of filing Rougher Squalor under the section labeled Headcleaners. There are great songs waiting here for you. Opener “Words in Your Mouth” establishes the bands ability to harness melody and write memorable tunes. Straightforward rocker “Follow Me Down” is a hook-y request to join Evans in the downtown shadows. Tracks like “Got No Need” and “Do Me In” come off like Screaming Trees after an acid bath, while fleet-footed rockers like “You Said” and “Doorway” get in n out before you know what hit you. With Rougher Squalor, DeGreaser has staked out their territory and are defending it with the considerable rock power that they can muster.

Like previous DeGreaser albums, Rougher Squalor features Evans haunting artwork adorning the cover on an old-school tip-on jacket.” - Ever/Never.

Artist: ELIAS HULK
Title: Unchained
Format: LP
Label: Sommor
Country: Spain
Price: $27.00
"As an addition to the first pressing we did, this pressing has a repro of the original promo poster. (We did NOT intentionally do this, we just did not have access to the poster back then!) A classic in the collecting circuit since ages, the sole release by UK group Elias Hulk was out in 1970 on the Youngblood label. Raw hard-rock, adding some Eastern and blues-rock elements as well. First-ever licensed vinyl reissue, pressed on 180 gram vinyl in a one-off 500 copies pressing. Insert with photos and extensive liners by Andy Morten." -Sommor.
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Artist: EXPLORING JEZEBEL
Title: On a Business Trip to London
Format: CD
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"On a Business Trip to London is an album of curious electronics and sissy dance conceived under the shadow of Big Ben by Vivid Extreme. Initial research carried out at Ibis City Hotel, London; purple nail polish applied in Berlin and New York City. The result is the perfect and perhaps overdue meeting of emasculated P.E., limp-wristed ornamental industrial, sickly minimal synth, and cheap suntanned trollop techno. Whats more, its tinny rhythmic ringtone cycles of humiliation and debasement evince an unlikely humanity: there is yearning behind the red ballgag and loud make-up cake; Ducks piggy eyes betray an implacable melancholy. Indeed, despite the sexually explicit nature of its content, On a Business Trip to London is a highly accessible and often disarmingly pretty work that will appeal to the belissima ballerina in all working men. Required listening for all who admire those qualities most fascinating in a woman: allure, magnetism, power, and dominance. This release is for ADULTS ONLY. It contains uncensored sexually explicit material unsuitable for minors. You must be at least 18 to purchase this item. Access and/or ownership may be prohibited in certain states/countries. Track 11 only available on CD version." - Blackest Ever Black.

Artist: GERNES, POUL
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Penultimate Press
Country: UK
Price: $22.00
"Penultimate Press is proud to release a unique vinyl of the only known recordings by Danish artist Poul Gernes.

Poul Gernes only ever recorded just under 20 minutes of music. His entire musical production is therefore on this LP. The recording was done on a Tandberg Recorder at Poul Gernes house in the south of Sweden in 1969. He is playing an old harmonium salvaged from a local primary school. The result is an informal quasi­-drone work, which, along with the ambient sounds and domestic interference, comes across as a snapshot of the recording itself, a sonic Polaroid. Poul Gernes (1925­-1996) was one of the central figures in Danish art life during the latter half of the twentieth century. His experimental art holds a firm place on an international level and as one of the founders of the legendary Den Eksperimenterende Kunstskole (The Experimenting Art School) he has exerted considerable influence on a whole generation of artists who make up the Danish post war avant­ garde. His wide-ranging body of work is still a source of inspiration for younger generations of artists in Denmark and abroad. This recording was initiated by John Hunov who was the chairman of Ung Dansk Kunst (Young Danish Art) an association for the presentation and publication of many Danish artists of the period. A series of cassettes were commissioned as a supply on demand service prompting Poul Gernes to instigate a musical work. The recording was done during a prolific period of creativity and lingers in the current spirit of endless possibilities. The combination of an old harmonium and a tape recorder manifests a yet untried option: why not compose music as well? A childs voice, his daughter Ulrikka, is heard making small remarks and pointing out when the needle enters the red. This audial domestic background is too included as an incidental yet natural part of the work as Poul Gernes saw no limit between art and life. Poul Gernes major musical inspirations at the time were J.S. Bach, Terry Riley and Gregorian chant. An alleged encounter with John Cage and close collaborations with, for instance, composer and Fluxus artist Henning Christiansen are likely to have encouraged the musical endeavour. During the 1960s Poul Gernes also made a large number of happenings and performances, together with amongst others Per Kirkeby and Joseph Beuys. Originally issued in a miniscule edition on cassette in 1969 this was re-issued in 1998 as a very limited edition CDR via John Nixons Document Records, Australia. This is the first vinyl issue of these recordings.

Poul Gernes comes as limited edition one sided lp of 400 copies. A beautiful etching of a Gernes painting appears on the b-side and all is packaged in a full colour sleeve retaining the nature of the recording itself. Also includes an insert with a list of Pouls hypothetical track titles." - Penultimate Press. For more information on Poul Gernes: http://www.gernes.dk

Artist: GRUPPO DI IMPROVVISAZIONE NUOVA CONSONANZA
Title: Dagored
Format: LP
Label: Gli Occhi Freddi Della Paura
Country: Italy
Price: $24.00
"In 1971, for his score for Enzo Castellaris Gli occhi freddi della paura, Ennio Morricone called on the services of Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza, the legendary improvisational avant-garde combo of which he was a founding member. Not only a classy soundtrack but also a classic of the experimental and free jazz genres. Limited edition of 500 copies." - Dagored.

Artist: GRUPPO DI IMPROVVISAZIONE NUOVA CONSONANZA
Title: Eroina
Format: LP
Label: Holidays
Country: Italy
Price: $28.00
"There are still so many treasures to be discovered out there, but when one finds a gem like this, one can put the research on hold for a little while and give it a deep listen. Recorded at Fono Roma in 1971, Eroina is a series of haunting improvisations -- each one inspired by the effects of a different drug -- made of whirling electronic glitches, skronky horns, pounded piano, funky drums, and weird tape experiments. The best drone/spaced-/drugged-out free music performed by the legendary ensemble of Ennio Morricone, Mario Bertoncini, Egisto Macchi, Bruno Battisti DAmario, Franco Evangelisti, and Walter Bianchi. A timeless masterpiece available for the first time on vinyl. Limited to 400 copies." - Holidays.
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Artist: JOHNSON, JO
Title: Weaving
Format: LP
Label: Further
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"British musician Jo Johnsons debut solo album for Further Records, Weaving, betokens an exciting presence in the world of minimalist composition. "Ancestral Footsteps" opens the LP with cascades of cyclical harp-like sounds, an homage to one of Johnsons primary inspirations: Alice Coltrane. Channeling rigorous new age and mesmerizing Riley-esque/Reichian minimalism, the piece accrues heft and intensity, with occasional bursts of synthetic, tribal clapping until it fades out with cinematic flourish. The title-track gradually alters simple guitar and keyboard phrases, along with a chiming motif that multiplies in a hall of mirrors. The disorientating arpeggios form moiré patterns against colossal bass notes. The mood lightens considerably with "Words Came After Music," whose sweeping strings and drones could take you to whatever your idea of heaven is. Interestingly, the title of the piece is inspired by an anthropological theory Johnson stumbled across that musical ability predates language in humans. With its somber, undulating synths and lustrous highs and lows, "In the Shadow of the Workhouse" plumbs profound emotional depths. Epic closer "Silver Threads" starts as an almost silent retreat in the vein of Laurie SpiegelsAppalachian Grove or Eno and Budds The Pearl with the faint hum and buzz of telegraph wires, until four minutes in a stoic pulse and suspenseful chiming motif arise, buttressed by glowing synth sighs and the LPs only percussive thumps (think Incunabula-era Autechre). While inspired by the "serious music" of Arvo Pärt, Wim Mertens and others, Johnsons mandalas of tone mantras offer a playful, DIY sense of adventure, as you might expect from the former guitarist for incendiary punk group Huggy Bear and a long-term co-organizer of Londons Bleep43 techno club night and label. Weaving condenses Johnsons long love affair with free-jazz, minimalism and electronic music and this unique ambient composition is invested with powerful emotional resonance." - Further.
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Artist: KTB
Title: KTB
Format: Cass
Label: Feeding Tube
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
"KTB are Shawnie from Bugs & Rats and Arian from Guerilla Toss playing an aggressive, stripped-down game of noise rock Shenanigans® while lazy young people fall down all around them, scrunching up their faces and mewling. There is something very non-Bostonian about the duos sound. This doesnt mean it sounds Belgian or anything (although I suppose there are Belgian precedents in terms of guitar/thump/voice blending), more that its muscularity is diffused in a way thats rare in our Commonwealths capitol city. It still screeches and stubs its way along in a manner befitting the lovechild of the two aforementioned bands, but the anger of its delivery feels circular -- self-sustaining even. There will be no stomping tonight. Only the loud muffle of heavily drugged horses and their weary uncloaven hooves" --Byron Coley, 2015. "For fans of Guerilla Toss, Bugs & Rats, Skimask. Limited edition of 150." - Feeding Tube.

Artist: KUREK, PIOTR
Title: Edena
Format: LP
Label: Black Sweat
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
“2015 repress. Released on tape by the Polish label Sangoplasmo, Edena is the amazing record by Polands Piotr Kurek. As a composer and multi-instrumentalist with a penchant for vintage sound equipment, as well as the practical sense to know where their limitations are, his musical compositions -- part melodic narrative, part sound collage -- distill a sense of nostalgia into a romance for the present. Using a Moebius comic he had never seen (Le Monde dEdena) and an instrument he would never have (a Mellotron) as a conceptual starting point, the Warsaw-based, Polish artist presents Edena. A hypnotic, circular motion pervades all of Edena; a cyclic life-force that gives the impression of forward motion, while really folding back on itself, reflected by the infinity symbol of the cassette cover. The record is full of warm analog synth sounds and strange voices, like Roberto Cacciapaglias "6 Note in Logica," and shares connections with the minimalistic music and 60s experimentalism of Steve Reich, Philip Glass and the hyper-energetic electronic nirvana of Terry Rileys 1967 masterpiece A Rainbow in Curved Air.” - Black Sweat.

”Characteristically for Kurek, the sounds here are rich and whimsical, going for the kaleidoscopic, happy-go-lucky electronica with a penchant for some masterful sample collages. Like the cut-up female voices and brilliantly sparse xylophone workouts on Tonal Colors, effortlessly gliding through a Technicolor rainbow of retro psychedelia ... Piotr Kurek proves once again that hes one of the masters of Polish trippertronic scene, constantly one-upping himself into new levels." --Weed Temple

Artist: LORENZ, RUDIGER
Title: Southland
Format: CD
Label: Bureau B
Country: Germany
Price: $19.00
"Just when you thought you had heard everything that German electronic music of the 1980s had to offer, up pops an artist who has resolutely stayed off the radar all these years, in spite of having a discography which lists no less than 18 albums. (Hobby) musician Rüdiger Lorenz, a pharmacist by trade, completed an album almost every year beginning in the early 1980s, first as limited runs of two to three hundred on cassette, then switching to vinyl in 1983, and CD in 1990. His last album was released in 1998. Two years later Lorenz died -- unexpectedly and far too soon. In his youth, Lorenz became familiar with bands like Kraftwerk, NEU!, Can, and Cluster. These bands had a lasting influence on his relationship with music, guiding him toward electronica. Electronic music carried a huge practical advantage for Lorenz in pursuing his craft: he was by nature more of a loner, rather than someone who fed off the group dynamic of playing in a band. Soon after purchasing his first synthesizer set-up he quit his band and installed a studio of sorts in his living room. In 1981 he released his first cassette album. Initially intended merely as something to be handed out to friends, the music was surprisingly well received, encouraging Lorenz to persevere. Year in, year out. After work and on weekends. Most copies were sold in the USA. His synthesizer collection grew larger, containing kit pieces, home-made elements, and newly purchased units. One of his own creations, the Loran Modular synthesizer, even found its way into various synthesizer lexica. Lorenz, however, was by no means a classic electronics tinkerer. His technical skills were limited to soldering, as he admitted in a radio interview for HR3, the only interview he ever gave. Southland was created in 1984 and perfectly encapsulates the two facets that dominated German electronic music at that time: on the one hand, poppy, at times absurd tracks, informed by such pre-NDW (German new wave) musicians as Pyrolator; on the other hand more plangent, spherical music echoing Tangerine Dream and the like. His son Tim, thirteen then (now a member of Andreas Doraus live ensemble), can be heard speaking a few lines into a vocoder on "Strange Feelings," and later, as a graphic design student, Tim prepared artwork for his fathers releases. CD presented in digipak." - Bureau B.

Artist: MAGNIFICENT PUSSIES, THE
Title: Mouth to Mouth
Format: Cass
Label: Feeding Tube
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"There were we -- and by we I mean us -- starving, hysterical, naked, prowling the Hebrew streets at dawn, way the fuck out where Brooklyn meets Queens, searching for an angry snack. We did not find it, but we were hungry because we had just finished our first performance as The MPs at Dennis Tyfuss free funk festival in the hood. I was reading from the book of my writing Dennis had issued a year previously. Ted Lee was playing a cymbal he had borrowed from Dennis six months earlier, falsely promising to return it filled with fresh urine. Gary Panter was playing a guitar he had stolen from Denniss tropically decorated tour van only about an hour before we started. Panter -- more starving, hysterical, and naked than me and Ted put together -- had been saying he was going to play his teeth like a xylophone, but he saw the guitar sitting unnoticed, and knew a good chance when he saw it. Weve done more gigs since then -- mostly weddings and private circus parties -- but this one will always be special to us. Because it is out baby. And because he was the one who foisted off such a shitty group name on us, we forced Dennis to promise hed do the cover art for the release. He tried to get out of it, but Gary flew over to Utterdam (or wherever the fuck it is he lives) and promised to take a shit every day in front of Denniss apartment door until he complied. It only took three weeks! Hope you like it!" --Byron Coley, 2015. Limited edition of 200, letter-pressed. Designed by Sir Dennis Tyfus.

Artist: MIX MUP
Title: Skip Intro
Format: 12"
Label: Trilogy Tapes
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
"Liepzig producer Mix Mups debut on The Trilogy Tapes." - Trilogy Tapes.

Artist: PALESTINE, CHARLEMAGNE
Title: CharleBelllzzz at Saint Thomas (Golden 666)
Format: CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"Presented in tri-fold digipak sleeve. Alga Marghen presents the "sixSIXsix"th installment of its Golden Research Charlemagne Palestine archive series: CharleBelllzzz at Saint Thomas. These previously unreleased recordings of Palestines "Bells Studies" are both some of his earliest recordings and some of his darkest and most accomplished works. In 1963, while attending The High School of Music & Art in New York, the 15-year-old Palestine was asked if hed be interested in playing a 26-bell carillon at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church. He decided that he loved the voluptuous Taylor bells, and played them every day from 1963 to 1970, when he left New York to study and teach at CalArts. During his time high above 53rd Street and 5th Avenue, accessible only by a spiral staircase, Palestine became known as the Quasimodo of midtown NYC, and his dissonant and "klanggdedangggebannggg" style of playing attracted a diverse group of fans, from Moondog to John Cage to Tony Conrad, among others. Palestine was able to continue playing his clanging-bell soap operas for seven years, dinggdonggingggg every late afternoon and Sunday mornings. "Bells Carillon" and "St Thomas Bells," both recorded at unidentified dates between 1966 and 1968, are maximal-bells-pure-resonating frontal attacks, building up in a structure that anticipates the later Strumming campaigns (SR 297CD). Unique and clashing dissonances created like an instinctive, spontaneous outburst. Palestine played the bells right next to his body. The sounds became physical, visceral; each crack of the clapper was like a small earthquake." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: PALESTINE, CHARLEMAGNE
Title: Four Manifestations On Six Elements
Format: CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"2015 remastered version of Alga Marghens 2010 reissue of the Sonnabend Gallerys 1974 limited edition double LP. Presented in digipak sleeve with full-color 12-page booklet including two essays, originals score, and visual materials relating to the composition. Alga Marghen presents the fifth installment of its Golden Research Charlemagne Palestine archive series: Four Manifestations On Six Elements, one of Palestines most well-known works. In 1973 the Sonnabend Gallery in New York commissioned Palestine to make Four Manifestations On Six Elements. "Two Perfect Fifths, a Major Third Apart, Reinforced Twice" (1973) is an electronic piece that deals with the search for the essence of timbre -- sound color -- through exploration of the inert chemical activity in the overtone series of tone fundamentals. This genre of Palestines work is akin to a kind of sound alchemy, blending elements over and over again in search of the Golden Sound: the essence of the chord or harmonic structure itself. In "One + Two + Three Perfect Fifths, in the Rhythm 3 Against 2, for Piano" (1973), Palestine uses the resonant Bösendorfer piano to create a more lively and complex variation of tones, intervals, overtones, and rhythms. "One Fifth" evolves by reinforcing the fundamentals of a fifth with their higher octave. Each performance of this work is different, as Palestine reinterprets these simple elements and listens within them for variations of amplitude, mixture, and inertia at the moment of the performance. "One + Two Fifths" deals with the way a rhythmic sonority sounds when the sustain pedal of the piano is not used, thus focusing on its rhythmic aspect. Gradually, by adding the sustain pedal, the external rhythmic pattern begins to internalize, becoming an inert part of the whole timbral fabric -- a piece expressing the struggle for dominance between rhythm and timbre. In "One + Two + Three" a third fifth is added -- variations of melody and sonority reinforcements culminating in a rhythmic deceleration process. "Sliding Fifths for Piano" (1972) is an impressionistic version of the three fifths used in the entire work. The continuous liquid waterfall of pure romantic piano sound and color is an homage to Debussy, Ravel, and Monet. "Three Perfect Fifths, a Major Second Apart, Reinforced Twice" (1973) is the complexification and continuation of track one. A pure and sonorous phenomenon.." -Alga Marghen.

Artist: REZZETT
Title: Goodness
Format: 12"
Label: Trilogy Tapes
Country: UK
Price: $22.00
In silkscreened sleeve. "Goodness sees a return to the decayed, drawn-out techno-ambient that pulled me in the first time round. Each bar is led with a strong kick that quickly fades back into the maelstrom of rusted textures washing over the track. There might be three different hi-hats blundering into each other throughout, occasionally interrupted by dulled bumps and clangs. As Goodness swells and snowballs, the cascade of descending synths turns the stomach over each loop -- a rollercoaster cart that relentlessly chugs its way to the top of the rails, only to find itself lost in the clouds." --Pitchfork, February 2015.

Artist: SENYAWA/CHARLES COHEN
Title: Charles Cohen/Robert Turman Versions
Format: 12
Label: Morphine
Country: Italy
Price: $14.00
"Charles Cohen uses his Buchla Music Easel to replay Indonesian hardcore band Senyawas "Di Kala Sudah." While enjoying a few months in Germany, Cohen conducted a ritualistic tonal re-adaptation, flushing the song through layers of spaced-out, orchestrated grooves. Meanwhile, in the U.S., explorer of the deepest depths Robert Turman smashed Cohens "Conundrums" into small bits and recrafted it in his own masterful manner. His beaten and edited version displays ability similar to Cohens, melting down the metal in a sound and forging it into new and expanding shapes." - Morphine.
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Artist: STORDEUR, ANDRE
Title: Complete Analog and Digital Electronic Music 1978-2000
Format: 3 CD
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $21.00
"Another installment in Sub Rosas Early Electronic series: the complete works, for the most part previously unreleased, by a key composer of Belgian electronic music. André Stordeur was born 1941. His musical career started in 1973 with a tape composition for the soundtrack to Gordon Matta-Clarks film Office Baroque. Later in the 1970s, he participated in avant-garde music ensemble Studio voor Experimentele Muziek, founded in Antwerp, Flanders, by Joris de Laet. Since 1980, Stordeur has composed exclusively on Serge synthesizers -- either a Serge series 79 or a Serge prototype 1980, which Serge Tcherepnin built for Stordeur. In 1981, Stordeur composed the soundtrack to Belgian director Christian Mesnils documentary Du Zaïre au Congo. He studied at IRCAM in 1981 with David Wessel and then flew to the US to study with Morton Subotnick. Stordeur became an influential sound synthesis teacher and, in 1997, completed his Art of Analog Modular Synthesis by Voltage Control, a guide to everything modular. Complete Analog and Digital Electronic Music 1978-2000 includes Stordeurs only album, 18 Days, originally released in 1979 by Igloo, and two discs of previously unreleased material: Analog and Digital Works 1980-2000 and 6 Synthesis Studies Circa 2000." - Sub Rosa.

Artist: THREE LEGGED RACE
Title: Rope Commercial Vol. 2
Format: Cass
Label: Vitrine
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
"Vitrine inaugurates 2015 with the second volume in the Rope Commercial series courtesy Kentucky-based artist, Robert Beatty. Since the early 2000s, Beatty has been a stalwart of the American underground. Hes expanded his palette in recent years with solo forays as Three Legged Race. Rope Commercial Vol. 2 finds Beatty venturing further beyond the pale, delivering two sides of sinkhole electronics straight out of a dusted Igloo LP or an anomalous 8” flexi of Kansai post-punk. Wordless distance is traveled in miniature. Throughout the fulgent diversity of the cassettes twenty minutes, Beatty exemplifies the unhurried poise of a master. Sound for the end of ozone. Preparations for the empty closet. Limited to 150 copies.” - Vitrine.

Artist: TRASH MONKEYS
Title: Pass Out
Format: CD
Label: Smitten
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Way back in 1986, back when Cyndi Lauper and Boy George ruled the world with a velvet fist, THE TRASH MONKEYS took their first baby steps on the long march to obscurity. Founding members LLOYD JOHNSON, BILL ORCUTT, MARK FEEHAN and GEORGE KELLEY-fueled by a passionate need for public scorn and armed with a witches brew of guitars, Old Milwaukee, illegal chemicals and provocative evening wear-attracted the attention of Miamis glittering, semi-comatose punk scene. They came off, according to Miami New Times, "like a whacked version of Guided by Voices, with a passel of bent but utterly catchy pop tunes that chronicled their obsession with Jesus, television, and housewives, as well as fuzzy guitar hooks that were alternately inventive and rooted in the minimalist pop of postpunk outfits such as Television Personalities and Beat Happening." After a few years of legendary shows, highlighted by the creative use of rancid meat, hungry dogs, and Vaseline, The Trash Monkeys came to the shocking conclusion that they were approaching competence and began to drift in other directions. Kelley and Feehan left to form the STUN GUNS, Orcutt started HARRY PUSSY (later joined by Feehan), and Johnson accepted a high ranking position within Perus Shining Path rebel army. Soon enough, however, the numbing drudgery of receiving critical acclaim, touring exciting cities and evading government death squads began to gnaw at the wayward Monkeys and they fell back into each others arms, weeping at their foolishness. With MIKE OBRIEN (THE EAT, DRUG CZARS) "recruited" at gunpoint to play drums, the reconstituted band has been faithfully offending South Florida audiences since 1997." - Smitten.
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Artist: UMILIANI AS MOGGI, PIERO
Title: Tra Scienza e Fantascienza
Format: LP
Label: We Release..
Country: Switzerland
Price: $27.00
“First vinyl reissue of a highly-sought after electronic abstract future jazz release by Italian soundtrack and library music composer Piero Umiliani, originally released on Umilianis label Omicron in 1980 under the pseudonym Moggi. Umilianis releases are generally expensive and hard to find, and Tra Scienza e Fantascienza is no exception. Umiliani was a master, gifted with a never-ending passion for music, and an experimental innovator who manipulated synthesizers with ease, forging a sound that could be reductively termed avant-garde. Timeless atmospheres and alien hypnotic sonorities that are modern and charmingly retro; minimal and complex; arranged with precision. Umiliani was way ahead of his time; hear, for instance, "Happy Accompaniment": it sounds like a 2015 minimal house track.” - We Release..
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Artist: VATICAN SHADOW
Title: Death Is Unity With God
Format: Double LP
Label: Modern Love
Country: UK
Price: $25.00
"productions that dominated 2012s Ornamented Walls (LOVE 080LP). This double LP includes 12 of the 20 tracks included on the original 2014 limited six-cassette release of Death Is Unity With God, in advance of Modern Loves triple-CD edition compiling all the material. It clocks in at an hour and a half and features some of the most compelling productions from Fernow yet. Nodding to classic Muslimgauze, but also inspired by the parallels between religious fundamentalism at home in the USA and abroad, the oppressive atmospheres and destroyed rhythms isolate the gutted toil and drone in "Its to Come," while "F.B.I. God" reduces the drums to scorched blasts against some harrowing, darkside chords. The quasi-speed torment of "Manufactured Silencers Under Direct Orders" ends the A-side with dread, flowing into the haunting chorales and chiming percussions of "Living On and Off At the Shadows Motel" and the scything techno roil of "Small Explosives and Blasting Caps Inside the Pages of a Phonebook," before a particularly effective chamber-like meditation, "McVeigh Figure," draws aesthetic lines between ambient black metal, Coil, and early Autechre. "Waco Postmortem (Murrah)" ends the set operating nearly out of earshot with those incredible, sashaying synth motifs persisting in their struggle against the patina of hiss and exasperated rhythms blurred around the edges. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin." - Modern Love
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Artist: ZAIMPH
Title: Two Aspects Divided
Format: LP
Label: Yew
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Two Aspects Divided is the fifth release on Zaimphs own Yew label. Composed of two side-length pieces, Zaimph illuminates harshness through two massive movements. Side a, New Exclusive Digital Stonehenge, is a ruptured circuit of distorted control patterns. A demolition of experience melts into liquid sound, always evading linearity, forging an allegorical bridge between an outer world of reality and the truth of a digital inner space. Living Fiction on side b follows a remote dream of death skulls and industrial nihilism, its structure and processes constantly sabotaged by chaotic deviations and cold incantations. Edition of 150." - Yew.

Artist: ZOVIET FRANCE
Title: The Tables Are Turning
Format: Double LP
Label: Soleilmoon
Country: USA
Price: $73.00
"Presented in a deluxe dual-layer green satin bag with fold-over flap. The letters ZF are hand-stitched into the flap in white thread, and a two-sided color insert printed on sturdy cardstock completes the package." - Soleilmoon.

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