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Artist: 2+2=5, THE
Title: Into the Future
Format: LP
Label: Mannequin
Country: Germany
Price: $21.00
“Italian new wave masterpiece from 1984. Extremely rare dark minimal synth LP, released in 1984 through No Name Records in Italy and now reissued by Mannequin Records for the 30th anniversary. One of the crown jewels of the minimal synth scene. On a cold autumn evening in Milan in 1981, Nino La Loggia met Giacomo Spazio for the first time. The two had the same passion for music: Kraftwerk, Joy Division, D.A.F. and the whole new scene of proto-electronic wave. Together they decided to start the musical project called 2 + 2 = 5, a tribute to Orwellian dystopia. Shortly after, Cha Cha Hagiwara joined the band. Already a keyboard player in Jeunesse dIvoire, she enriched the bands raw sound with sonority and resonance which we can now define as analog. After several gigs around Milan, Turin and Switzerland, in 1983, the trio entered the studio to record their first LP titled Into the Future, which is widely considered one of the most important Italian new wave albums. Expect classic cold wave and minimal electronic Italian sounds in the vein of Cocteau Twins, A Certain Ratio, Joy Division. The role of 2+2=5 was crucial in the development of the Italian alternative music scene. Giacomo Spazio in 1983 established with Ermanno Gomma Guarnieri UT distribution, the first Italian company that distributed counter-culture punk material (tapes, records and fanzines). Then, in 1986, he was among the founders of the first Italian no copyright & electronic counter-culture magazine called Decoder. In 1987 he founded the independent music magazine Vinile and the related independent label Vox Pop, that later became one of the most famous and important indie-rock Italian labels. Nino La Loggia on his side contributed to agitating the Italian underground music scene, as DJ and producer and as co-owner of one of the most important record shops in Milan called Ice Age, now sadly closed.” - Mannequin.
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Artist: ALESSANDRONI, ALESSANDRO
Title: Industrial
Format: LP
Label: Dead-Cert
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
"Holy Grail territory here from Andy Votel and Demdike Stares mighty Dead-Cert imprint, who finally bring you this incredible album of previously unreleased industrial-themed recordings made in 1976 by experimental pioneer and Ennio Morricone cohort Alessandro Alessandroni. The concept itself is riveting enough -- the guy who provided that infamous guitar riff for The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1966) delivering utterly bent and synth-heavy recordings previously unheard by the wider world -- but the material and execution is just nothing short of a revelation, unlocking an uncannily prescient suite of rhythmik pieces that sound completely dissimilar to much library music of the same era. Industrial perfectly encapsulates the heightened state of creativity in the mid 70s surrounding Alessandroni and his close peers Giuliano Sorgini -- together known as Braen Raskovich -- and Morricone, for whom Alessandro also famously whistled the theme to A Fistful of Dollars (1964). Recorded at Piero Umilianis Sound Workshop in Rome, and made with an arsenal of EMS Synthi VCS3 modular systems, tape loops, and a treated Petrof grand piano, plus a bundle of string instruments, the industrial results (coincidentally issued the same year as Throbbing Gristles debut release) present a pulsating take on this kind of music, breaching tightly-coiled motorik systems and mood percolators with atonal strings and viral oscillations. Most importantly, the sense of minimalist efficiency and the clarity of the recordings are shocking, pushing the envelope of electro-acoustic music and pre-empting the early notions of an entire genre movement. Artwork by Anthony Shallcross. Liner notes by Shallcross, Jr., aka Andy Votel. Limited to 500 copies." - Dead-Cert.

Artist: ANTIFLUFFY FEATURING BRUCE GEDULDIG
Title: Before Before Surgery
Format: Cass
Label: The Tapeworm
Country: UK
Price: $8.00
Featuring Bruce Geduldig of Tuxedomoon. "This cassette brings together two fragments of recent and ongoing controlled chaos taking place in Porto, Portugal -- with Antifluffy as both the foreboding guardian and the spiritual bond. Side one is the full recording of the closing concert of FuturePlaces 2013, Medialab for Citizenship, curated by Heitor Alvelos and Karen Gustafson for the UT Austin-Portugal Program in Digital Media. Every October since 2008, we throw together a deliberately unlikely mix of creatives, tech-heads, radio wizards, thinkers, activists, and nomads, and watch the impossible happen before our very eyes. Besides being the culmination of six days of creative work, this particular gig served as the chance to unleash Antifluffy onto the World at large... The recording on side two is again a concert. It emerged in the days leading to the Summer Solstice, 2014, as a gut reaction to the birth of a new Portuguese internet/mobile/entertainment brand mega-consortium: NOS. The ubiquitous NOS marketing campaign, treading on Photoshop boobs n teeth, dead pop stars, and hysterically cute pets, was reinvented as an antidote; cryptic and visceral, cerebral and introspective -- all that contemporary mainstream culture seems to abhor. The gig doubled as a goodbye card to Bruce Geduldig and Bernadette Martou who, after two extraordinarily fertile years based in Porto, left soon thereafter to pursue a new life across the Atlantic. From Tapeman to Bubblewrapman... Antifluffy in all its guises" --Heitor Alvelos, Porto, September 26, 2014.

Artist: AROMA DI AMORE
Title: Onverdeeld
Format: Double CD
Label: Onderstroom
Country: Belgium
Price: $28.00
“Ignored by the masses, loved by the underground, never simple, always unique: since its first period of activity in the mid 1980s, Belgian band Aroma di Amore has been revered as the cult group of Flanders. In 2009 the band made its comeback, performing several gigs in Belgium and releasing Ongehoord (OS 011LP), an LP of unreleased and rare tracks, and Samizdat (OS 020CD), a CD of new songs. Carried by a deep bass, typically cold new wave drums, biting guitar riffs, and a shamanic voice, they make music thats both subtle and raw, with the occasional flavor of absolute madness. Over the years, bass players, a saxophonist, and lots of other musicians have come and gone, but the core of the band consists of Fred Angst on guitar, Lo Meulen on bass, and Elvis Peeters on vocals. The double CD Onverdeeld is an anthology of more than a quarter-century of musical output, containing almost all of the tracks that the band released on LP, as well as a few live tracks and four previously unreleased songs. Includes a 16-page booklet with pictures by Eric Didden, an extensive biography, and the extraordinary lyrics of Elvis Peeters. Mastered by Gerry Vergult (aka Fred Angst). Limited to 500 copies.” - Onderstroom.

Artist: ARTEMIEV, EDWARD
Title: Solaris: Music From The Motion Picture By Andrey Tarkovsky
Format: LP
Label: Mirumir
Country: Russian Federation
Price: $35.00
"Originally released in The Netherlands in 1990 on a long out of print - and now $150+ on eBay - 2LP, Mirumir is pleased to present this collection of classic Artemiev film scores as two separate and single 180 gram LPs in what are, in our humble opinion, far more beautiful and breathtaking covers with better sound quality than the original. Recorded in Moscow in 1989-90, these are re-recordings of Artemievs soundtracks to three classic 1970s Tarkovsky films. At the time of its release in 1990, there were no legitimately available versions of the original soundtracks and Artemiev chose to fill that void in the market with these re-recordings. All officially licensed from the artist himself." -Mirumir.

Artist: ARTEMIEV, EDWARD
Title: Stalker/The Mirror: Music From Andrey Tarkovskys Motion Picture
Format: LP
Label: Mirumir
Country: Russian Federation
Price: $35.00
“Edward Artemievs re-recording of his scores to Andrei Tarkovskys classic films Зеркало (Mirror) (1975) and Сталкер (Stalker) (1979), reissued on 180-gram vinyl. When Artemiev recorded these scores in Moscow in 1989 and 90, there were no legitimately available releases of the original soundtracks. Artemiev chose to fill that void himself with these recordings, released on Torso Kino in the Netherlands as part of a 1990 double-LP set also containing re-recordings of Artemievs score to Солярис (Solaris) (1972). This set is now long out of print, and Mirumir is pleased to present the collection on two separate LP releases, remastered, with new artwork, and officially licensed by the artist himself.” - Mirumir.

Artist: BADINGS, HENK
Title: Evolutions
Format: 10"
Label: Cacophonic
Country: UK
Price: $21.00
“2014 release. Pioneering electroacoustic and tape music by Henk Badings assisted by Dick Raaijmakers (Kid Baltan) from the Hanover Opera Ballet production of Evolutions, choreographed by Yvonne Georgi. Premiering in Hannover in 1958, then in Rome and Vienna in the following year, the ballet Evolutions (Evolutionen) by Yvonne Georgi was the second of three groundbreaking collaborations with Henk Badings (bookended by Cain and Abel aka Elektronisches Ballet in 1957 and Die Frau Von Andros in 1960) in which electronic tape music combined with avant-garde choreography. This pairing contributed to a vibrant global movement connecting experimental dance artists with electroacoustic and musique concrète musicians, manifested in the partnerships of choreographer Maurice Béjart with musician Pierre Henry and choreographer George Balanchine with musician Remi Gassmann, as well as Alwin Nikolais groundbreaking work in choreography and sound. Assisted by Raaijmakers, a fellow Dutch electronic music pioneer and a Philips sound laboratory technician, Badings, an Indonesian-born musician of Dutch parents, would by the late 50s begin to expand his successful career as a composer of "romantic modernism" and develop electronic, polytonal, and microtonal music that instantly attracted Georgi to his unique brand of musique concrète. As a key exponent of forward-thinking and conceptual dance, Georgi devised a narrative based on the evolution of technology and its agonizing effects on mankind. Garnering mixed opinions amongst the classical ballet cognoscenti in 1959, the projects of Georgi and Badings were viewed as part concert, part installation due to the radical sonic shifts and the physical deployment of large electronic speakers to replace the otherwise acoustic orchestral accompaniment. Prepared with the entire apparatus of the studio at Philips physics laboratory in Eindhoven before being committed to master tapes, Evolutions not only stretched the perceptions of modern ballet aficionados but also stretched the technical boundaries of electronic music at one of its most exciting and vibrant junctures in musical history.” - Cacophonic.

Artist: BARBIERI, CATERINA
Title: Vertical
Format: Cass
Label: Cassauna
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Vertical is Caterina Barbieris debut album and it was composed for vocals and Buchla 200 modular synthesizer. Vertical takes a meditative approach to primary waveforms and the polyrhythm of harmonics, stretching the boundaries between drone, minimalism and techno in multichannel systems. This minimalistic focus arises from the polyrhythmic and stratigraphic potential of voltage-controlled sequencers. Synthesis, drone and immersive listening are three fundamental conditions to enhance an advanced auditory art, not based on extrinsic links but solely built on the experience of the spectrum, able to develop our very limited ability of perceiving the vertical domain of music, involving us in a holistic way. Caterina Barbieri (1990) is a composer and performer of electro-acoustic music. Mostly interested in modular synthesis, three-dimensional spatialization and psychoacoustic aural sculpture, her music arises from a meditative approach to primary waveforms and the polyrhythm of harmonics. She received a degree in classical guitar and electro-acoustic music at the conservatory of Bologna, Italy (plus an exchange program at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Sweden) with a thesis about time, space and spectrum in vertical music. Shes currently attending a Bachelor in Literature and shes active as an audiovisual artist, acousmatic composer and guitarist. Her work has been commissioned and performed in festivals and venues of experimental music." - Cassauna.
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Artist: BING SELFISH
Title: Selfish Works
Format: 12
Label: El Frenzy/Noise Method
Country: UK
Price: $36.00
"125 original records from 1983 with a numbered, limited edition silkscreened jacket. Further artpop adventures from the post-Homosexuals / This Heat / Rock in Opposition squats – in exile.... A 1981 junket to Barcelona found Bing Selfish, Amos a/k/a Jim Whelton, Chris Gray, Rob Storey, and Milk From Cheltenham recording three tracks for a compilation LP, Domestic Sampler - UMYU, alongside the once-and-future stars of the Barcelona underground. Bing and Joe Torres (a/k/a Victor Lounge of Milk From Cheltenham) stayed on, and a few months later welcomed back Rob, Chris and Rodrigo Lodwick to tape an Amos & Sara LP. The only recordings to come of this adventure, however, were the five Bing Selfish-led tracks on Selfish Works. The 12" features those in boldface above, plus Rita Chuli (who married Lepke Buchwalter and had a cassette on her own), Gabriel – who’d played sax on the MfC track for UMYU, and Enric Villalba (a/k/a Victor Nubla), one of the locals whod helped organize UMYU. Selfish Works was pressed back in London through Robs Noise Method label, although its officially on Bings own El Frenzy imprint. Hardcore Messthetics/D.I.Y. fans will appreciate that most of the songs are introduced by fragments from the traditional Spanish music tape reels over which they were recording… As with the Hot Club Murphy 12", the original jackets were screened as needed: two basic designs were used, and both were modified as the screens degenerated. The "new" screened jacket combines both designs, adding a proper track-list and, for the first time, personnel-credits. (Cover #1 had ten small drawings on a hand-colored paste-on; version #2 had a drawing of Bing. On the back both featured an enigmatic story that loosely incorporated the song-titles, but no other info...)." - Hyped to Death.
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Artist: BLACK SITES
Title: Unit 2669
Format: 12
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
"Helena Hauff and F#X present Unit 2669, their second record as Black Sites following 2013s Prototype EP (PAN 046EP). These hardware fetishists and resident DJs at Hamburgs iconic Golden Pudel Club deliver two cauterizing acid/techno cuts. A-side "Unit 2669" is built around a narcotic, modulated 303 line and protean drones, while on the flip, "Москва" is an exercise in tape manipulation and visceral mechanics; its circuitry corroded by parasites, the tracks lurching pulse of paranoid sirens is eviscerated by tearing feedback surges. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering. Pressed on 140-gram vinyl. Artwork by Bill Kouligas." - Pan.
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Artist: BLACKSHAW, JAMES
Title: Apologia
Format: LP
Label: Bladud Flies!
Country: UK
Price: $22.00
“Apologia is the first solo guitar recording by James Blackshaw, which he self-released in 2003 on CD-R in an edition of 30. Bladud Flies! now presents a limited vinyl edition of 500 copies. "Apologia was written on a cheap Yamaha guitar with a ridiculously high action over the course a couple of months in 2002 and recorded in February 2003, a few months before I picked up a 12-string guitar for the first time and wrote and recorded my first release, Celeste. Id just started fingerpicking and had gotten comfortable enough with some techniques to experiment with open tunings of my own devising and write my own compositions, which were at that time very inspired by the musicians I adored -- John Fahey, Robbie Basho, and lots of old country blues players like Mississippi John Hurt, Blind Blake, and Reverend Gary Davis. I burned about 30 CD-Rs with homemade covers in jewel cases, gave most to friends and family and sold a few in the record shop I used to work in Soho. I felt for some time afterward like I was only just starting to find my own voice with Apologia -- the songs are shorter and more straightforward and the cyclical structures and appreciation of drones and overtones really came to the fore later on, as did my appreciation of adding other instrumentation and experimenting with sounds generally. Plus, I wasnt entirely happy with the sound of the recording (some small EQ changes and reverb was added for this edition) and lets just say the situation in the studio was far from ideal, but thats another story. For that reason, I never chose to reissue Apologia. Now, almost 12 years later, Im hearing them in a different way, realizing the songs charms rather than simply concentrating on the flaws. It doesnt sound quite like anything Ive ever done since and theres a simplicity and raw energy about them that Ive grown to appreciate. Its an interesting snapshot of where I was then and how things have changed. It is an absolute pleasure for me to work with Bladud Flies! to release Apologia as a limited edition LP now -- something I would never have dreamed of back in 2003." --James Blackshaw.

Artist: BOLDER DAMN
Title: Mourning
Format: LP
Label: Guerssen
Country: Spain
Price: $27.00
“Bolder Damns 1971 album Mourning is an absolute monster among U.S. hard rock private pressings. Hailing from Florida, Bolder Damn boasted an ultra-heavy, "raw-in-your-face" sound with devastating fuzzed-out guitar, a solid rhythm section, and manic vocals. First discovered and reissued by the legendary Rockadelic label in 1990, the album has gained a cult status among new fans of 70s proto-doom and hard rock sounds since then. Bringing it back into print after many years, Guerssen presents the definitive vinyl reissue of Mourning, featuring original artwork and fold-out insert with liner notes, interview with singer John Anderson, and rare pictures. Remastered sound. Highly recommended if you like Sabbath, Blue Cheer, Pentagram, MC5, Sainte Anthonys Fyre…” - Guerssen.

Artist: BULL TONGUE REVIEW
Title: #1
Format: Mag
Label: Bull Tongue Review
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
...A Quarterly Journal of Post-Rock Cultural Pluralism. In this issue: Todd Abramson, Steve Albini, Alan Bishop, Bree, Rej T. Broth, Joe Carducci, Lisa Carver, Benoit Chaput, Sharon Cheslow, Byron Coley, Karen Constance, Nigel Cross, Chris D, Irene Dogmatic, Lili Dwight, Ray Farrell, Andrea Feldman, Tom Givan Tom Greenwood, Mats Gustafsson, Angela Jaeger, Elaine Kahn, Ira Kaplan, Maria Kozic, Matt Krefting, Ted Lee, Donna Lethal, Owen Maercks, Marc Masters, Hisham Mayet, Richard Meltzer, Thurston Moore, Dylan Nyoukis, Gary Panter, Tony Rettman, Bruce Russell, Suzy Rust, Andy Schwartz, Chris Stigliano, Brian Turner, Naomi Yang Ω. 50 pages, black & white 8.5" x 11".

Artist: CACCIAPAGLIA, ROBERTO
Title: Generazioni del Cielo
Format: Double LP/CD
Label: Mirumir
Country: Russian Federation
Price: $38.00
“Originally released in 1986, Italian pianist and composer Roberto Cacciapaglias Generazioni del Cielo is a contemporary musical work in the form of oratory; it is born from a development of matured musical language across polyvalent experiences, ranging from classical to pop composition. The subject originates from the will to tell an unusual story, a story without events but with real emotions, drawing from contemporary literature and sacred texts. In the production, the music, which was classically conceived, is projected into an environment of technological media, where the ancient and the modern interact. Presented on double LP with CD included. Remastered at Glance Studio.” - Mirumir.

Artist: CACCIAPAGLIA, ROBERTO
Title: Sei Note in Logica
Format: LP/CD
Label: Mirumir
Country: Russian Federation
Price: $28.00
"An impossible to find album, reissued for the first time ever on vinyl! 1979s Sei Note in Logica is Italian experimental composer Roberto Cacciapaglias second LP, a minimalist album that features one continual composition for four voices, computer, and orchestral ensemble, in the same vein as Fred Rzewski, Steve Reich, and Terry Riley. Unlike anything else coming out of Italy at the time, Cacciapaglia (who worked for Italys national Department of Phonology) is also quite advanced in his use of computer-based technology. A major influence on the likes of Jim ORourke and others of his ilk." - Mirumir. 180 gram vinyl. Comes with a bonus CD of the album, which includes an extra acoustic version of the entire album.

Artist: CACCIAPAGLIA, ROBERTO
Title: The Ann Steel Album
Format: LP/CD
Label: Mirumir
Country: Russian Federation
Price: $27.00
Mirumir presents The Ann Steel Album, a reissue of an album of Roberto Cacciapaglia compositions sung by Ann Steel, originally released in 1979 as a self-titled album credited to Steel. "So who are Roberto Cacciapaglia and Ann Steel? The former is an Italian musician who specialized in electronic composition after starting his career in the early 1970s on the edges of the krautrock scene. The latter is a Michigan-bred singer who spun into Cacciapaglias orbit during a trip to Italy in the 1970s to do some modeling. The Ann Steel Album is the one-off result of that happy accident, a record so full of joy that its a surprise they werent tempted to go back for another bite once it was in the can. But its a credit to both of them that they knew when to stop, perhaps feeling that the sugary pop perfection of these recordings could never be replicated. Theres a clunky charm to many of the synth sounds, most of which influenced bands like Stereolab and the perennially underrated Pram in future years; Steel even has a strain to her voice thats reminiscent of Pram singer Rosie Cuckston" --Pitchfork. This reissue is presented on LP with CD included, and features two bonus tracks and an insert with lyrics. Remastered at Glance Studio.

Artist: CAGE, JOHN
Title: Empty Words (Parte III)
Format: Triple LP Boxset
Label: Mirumir
Country: Italy
Price: $64.00
"When John Cage took to the stage at Milans Teatro Lirico on 2 December 1977 to read from a portion of his not yet published book, Empty Words, little did he know that he was about to incite one of the great art riots of the twentieth century! As Cage reads aloud in what sounds like a nonsensical language (the result of using the I-Ching to extract a series of sounds and syllables from the journal of Henry David Thoreau), the Italian audience (many of whom did not really know who Cage was or what to expect from the performance) begins to grow increasingly unruly, eventually yelling for Cage to get off the stage! Cage, however, simply ignores it and keeps right on reading above the din for over 2 full hours. This fully remastered triple LP box set of this historic performance also features an explanatory text along with accompanying illustrations and photographs of the event. 180 gram vinyl." -Mirumir.

Artist: CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & HIS MAGIC BAND
Title: Live 1966-67
Format: LP
Label: Keyhole
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
"180 gram vinyl. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band are firmly established as one of the most imaginative acts to have emerged from late-60s America. The historically vital recordings preserved on this set -- a live set captured from Avalon Ballroom in 1966 and a radio station set from 1967 -- capture Beefheart and his musicians as they emerge from their blues-based beginnings and begin to evolve into something far stranger. The set is accompanied by background notes and rare images. Features two tracks not previously available on the CD version." - Keyhole.
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Artist: CLUSTER
Title: USA Live
Format: LP
Label: Bureau B
Country: Germany
Price: $26.00
"180 gram vinyl. Bureau B presents Clusters USA Live, a 1996 recording of Clusters first tour of the USA. This release consists of tracks from Purple Pyramids 1997 CD First Encounter Tour 1996, reworked and reselected in collaboration with the musicians and presented on vinyl (for the first time) and on CD. Includes new artwork. "The US recordings are loud and impassioned. Some tracks are really loud, the mood is frankly disquieting. Tonal differences aside, this takes us back to Clusters musical frame of mind in the early 1970s. Given the vast expressive repertoire on which Moebius and Roedelius could draw from almost twenty years of relentless experimentation, perhaps this ought not to surprise us. Furthermore, as artists of the moment, they are able to respond flexibly and immediately to the ambience, the situation, their own condition. Something in the USA was fundamentally different to Japan. On the evidence of the US live recordings we can surmise that the USA tour was anything but introspective. As if Cluster were intent on proving that they were neither purveyors of cozy ambient electronica nor producers of new age muzak. The way they played America was completely unpredictable, sometimes even chaotic. Expansive passages switch abruptly with rhythmic stretches, raw noise erupts in quiet places -- Moebius and Roedelius pull out all the stops. It all amounts to quite an ordeal for the audience, possibly even disappointing one or two listeners in the process. But Clusters music was always multifaceted, so surprises were never far away. The USA live album does not escort the listener to bright, mellifluous swaths, but to rugged, karstic regions, no less a part of Clusters world. It is an uncomfortable album with rough edges. Still, it is a good thing that Moebius and Roedelius used these forceful improvisations to conclude their journey together for the foreseeable future. Cluster bid farewell to their listeners twice in 1996: softly and almost lost in reverie on Japan Live (BB 174CD/LP), then not long afterwards they went out with a bang on First Encounter Tour/USA Live. Once again the two musicians had shared the full spectrum of their artistic visions. Alas, a double goodbye does not make the split any easier. Fast-forwarding into the next millennium, however, we are happy to hear the cry: Cluster ahoy!" --Asmus Tietchens.

Artist: COLEY, BYRON AND DENNIS TYFUS
Title: Days of Plasma, Nights of Drink
Format: Book
Label: Ultra Eczema
Country: Belgium
Price: $14.00
"Ice dry poetry by BYRON COLEY in blue, garbled by DENNIS TYFUS in purple. For years ive thought these poems were already written, as Byron told me about them when i visited the Yod Space in Florence some years back.
I can perfectly remember hearing about Byron selling plasma to be able to get fried, Byron living in a tree because he was kicked out of his shared apartment as he pissed on his roommates sister, Byron working at Micky ds, Byron meeting Mariel Hemmingway and a mountain of other disrupting tales.
It turned out these poems were not written until the night before the presentation of this book at stadslimiet in antwerp on august 19th of 2013. this off set printed book, 20 pages, limited to 200 copies is partly printed on glossy and partly on mat paper." - Ultra Eczema.
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Artist: CONTENTS ARE, THE
Title: Through You
Format: LP + Dbl 7"
Label: Machu Picchu
Country: USA
Price: $32.00
"The Contents Ares debut album was originally issued in 1967 in an edition of just 100 copies. Hailing from Quad City, Iowa, these four young men recorded one incredible song after another, their ambitions well beyond that of the typical group at the time. This record, more rumored than heard, lives at a wild nexus in American culture, simultaneously expansive and reflective, searching for answers in society through music and art. The great German label Shadoks first reissued this legendary set almost ten years ago, and were very happy to bring you a new deluxe edition of Through You, this time with the very special addition of the bands two non-album 45s, originally released on the ROK label (these two singles are seeing their first ever reissue on vinyl; previously only available as CD bonus tracks, and well worth rediscovery). Let this record turn you on to new horizons." - Machu Picchu.

Artist: COPELAND, ERIC
Title: Strange Days
Format: LP
Label: Post Present Medium
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Eric Copeland is an experimental musician based in New York. He is a core member of Black Dice and forms half of the duo Terrestrial Tones with Animal Collectives Avey Tare. Eric has found his unique voice as a solo musician, and no where is that more apparent than on his new recorded works PPM33 "Doo Doo Run" 7" and PPM35 his new full length LP Strange Days." -PPM
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Artist: CORNISH, DALE & PHIL JULIAN
Title: Two Warhols Worth
Format: Cass
Label: The Tapeworm
Country: UK
Price: $8.00
"The donation by Kevin Drumm to Phil Julian of a Hewlett-Packard test tone generator (to avoid excess baggage charges) caught the curiosity of Dale Cornish. Cornish and Julian, each individually renowned for his own releases on a variety of labels including The Tapeworm, now present their first collaboration, brought about by a chance bond over former NASA technical equipment. Dale Cornish: vocals, words, additional music; Phil Julian: electronics." - The Tapeworm.

Artist: CRIME
Title: Crime
Format: 7x7" + CD Box
Label: Munster
Country: Spain
Price: $79.00
"Despite having independently released the first punk rock single on the US west coast, Crimes legend has never spread beyond a comparatively small but extremely adamant cult. The fact that they only released three singles during their existence is certainly a factor in the lack of recognition afforded them. Probably more significant is the fact that Crimes music and image set them apart from what soon became discernable as the typical punk rock scene. The amphetamine blues lead guitar bursts that responded to the vocal lines in nearly every song, as well as the frequently dispassionate vocals, set them apart from the bandwagon-jumping art-schoolers (who were all too often devoid of rock and roll attitude), as did their carefully cultivated look and their anti-social attitude. Crime compiles the complete recorded legacy of the band fans have come to refer to as San Franciscos first and only rock and roll band. It includes three facsimile reproductions of Crimes original singles and four more 7"s featuring ten tracks recorded from 1977 through 79 and unreleased at the time, among them a "Be Bop a Lula/Peggy Sue" medley unavailable elsewhere until now. The records are accompanied by a 20-page booklet with an extensive band interview by Michael Lucas, photos and memorabilia, plus a special text written by film director and Crime fan Jeff Feuerzeig (The Devil and Daniel Johnston). Includes a CD with all 16 tracks." - Munster.

Artist: DARK SUNNY LAND
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: One Hand
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
“Bostons great loner cosmic tones pusher turns in 4 new tracks of his signature drift. This is beautiful, melt-into-your-couch stuff. Dark Sunny Land is Steve Painters 3rd album as DSL, and continues his pursuit of the sound from a yet to be discovered planet. Painter cites Sun Ra, Kluster, and Basinski as influences, and you hear them all here, but at this point--Painter is now a sexagenarian--he has developed a sound that is unmistakably his own. The albums closer, "Kangaroo Daydream," is the most gorgeous piece he has produced yet. It finishes too soon, not so much ending as vaporizing and ascending into the stratosphere.” - One Hand.

Hand numbered edition of 150 copies.

"First biggo surprise of 15s this new longplayer courtesy the mostly-MIA for 14 Stephen Painter a.k.a. Dark Sunny Land. Hes back with that ol proverbial vengeance on this un which thankfully continues on the spacial avant musical sounds of the past which in many ways are the logical extension of what all this rock n roll was heading in the first place. From K/Cluster-esque cranks to warm encapsulating sound that you can burrow yourself into, DARK SUNNY LAND weaves itself into your very own nerve-endings with a music that, once you spin the thing repeatedly for a few hours, makes you wanna stand up and holler that this was made for you and you alone! And in some ways you may be right Snuggle up with an old issue of CREEM while this un spins brightly throughout these Artic nights." --Chris Stigliano, Blog to Comm.

Artist: DERDIYOKLAR IKILISI
Title: Disko Folk
Format: LP
Label: Guerssen
Country: Spain
Price: $25.00
"Anadolu pop doesnt get weirder than this! Back in 1979, two Turkish guys armed with electro-saz, guitar, drums and synthesizers were hitting the Turkish market in Germany where they lived, playing their sets of traditional-flavored electro-folk in weddings and circumcision feasts for Turkish emigrants in Germany. Thats their crazy story, and thats their crazy sound. This is their third album, in a limited edition of 500 copies only. Comes with an insert." - Guerssen.



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Artist: DILLOWAY, AARON
Title: The Beauty Bath
Format: Picture Disc LP
Label: Hanson
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
"Alternate version of very limited LP (250 copies) on Japanese label Rockatansky. About 50% of this is actually different & reworked material than what is on the Rockatansky LP. This edition is a one time pressing limited to 500 copies. Recorded 2008 / 2013. Mastered for vinyl by Jason Lescalleet."

"...an amazing LP, with low-level battlefield tectonics and the sound of smeared and tortured magnetic tape coming over like a rusty, Industrial scale take on classic 20th century minimalism. Some of Dilloways most barbarously vacated drone work here, with intense low-level fireworks reduced to inchoate shadow plays and rolling, planetary scale hypnotics. Then there are moments of glissing, echoing metal tones coming out of silence, suddenly morphing into sad feedback chorales ala Eliane Radigues early workings but with a crude, lonely aspect that is extremely affecting. One of Dilloways most personally expressive tone works with intensely sad feedback drones circling wraiths of clanking magnetic tape." ---David Keenan, Volcanic Tongue.

Artist: ELIZA AND PERRY
Title: Mayday
Format: Cass
Label: Wild Flesh
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
Eliza And Perry = Cammisa Buerhaus. "A darker palette than C.B., MayDay combines muscular Russian sine waves, room recordings cut too close to home, female vocals, and handbuilt instruments. Recorded at 262 Bowery over the course of a year, this tape presents a zone of terror inside the Chronopolis of the Garden of Time. For fans of Reptile Enclosure, The Venus Hunters, and Cry Hope! Cry Fury! Guest appearances by Tamio Shiraishi. Hand built instruments include the Chroma Color Organ and Skip Laplantes Wooden Chimes(1990) as well as his string instrument, The Canon (1976)." - Wild Flesh.
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Artist: ELONKORJUU
Title: Harvest Time
Format: LP
Label: Shadoks
Country: Germany
Price: $44.00
"From Finland 1972. 500 numbered LPs, heavy sleeve, 180 gram pressing. "Elonkorjuu came from Pori, Finland and were founded in 1969. At first the sessions were done in a rather dark cellar; the musicians were young, talented and highly motivated. Already in the same year Elonkorjuu won the second place at a competition at Helsinki´s House of Culture. Shortly after this the band´s success grew very fast. They toured through all of Finland and were quickly well-known. One of the band´s highlights was the gig at the rock festival in Turku, where they did a big act in front of thousands of youths who went wild about the fantastic band. At the end of the same year they decided to make an LP entitled Harvest Time. This album received progressive rock cult status. The Finnish quintet Elonkorjuu are one of the many little-known bands that did heavy blues/psych with strong prog elements, drawing initially from the schools of Cream, Sabbath and Colosseum, but expanding on those influences with soulful church organ and cutting guitar from leader Jukka Syrenius. A killer album from beginning to end. Heavy guitar work all over and great English vocals." -Shadoks
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Artist: EMBRYO
Title: Embryos Rache
Format: LP + CD
Label: Mirumir
Country: Russian Federation
Price: $27.00
"Despite being released only a year after their debut - in 1971 - Embryos Rache shows the band progressing significantly towards the ethnic/world-rock fusion that would come to be their stock in trade. Though still firmly in the jazz/krautrock realm, the album contains deep Eastern flourishes that separate them from the standard progressive crowd. A stunning album from Christian Burchards Munich group reissued here with a bonus track, Back To Africa, recorded live in 1973." - Mirumir.

Artist: EMBRYO
Title: Opal
Format: LP + CD
Label: Mirumir
Country: Russian Federation
Price: $27.00
"Originally released in 1970 on the Ohr label, Opal is the debut album from Munich jazz-rock legends Embryo. Falling somewhere between the krautrock groove of Can and the jazz-rock experimentalism of Bitches Brew, Opal laid the foundation for the mind expanding world-rock-fusion that was soon to come from Christian Burchard and company. This reissue contains You Better Have Some Fun taken from the same session, originally not included into the album." - Mirumir.

Artist: EXCEPTER
Title: Frkwys Vol. 2
Format: 12"
Label: Rvng International
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"RVNG is proud to announce a new 12" series entitled FRKWYS. A play on the name of the legendary Folkways record label founded by Moses Asch in the late 40s to document sound and movement in music from around the world, our FRKWYS (think Freakways) 12" series pairs contemporary artists and their progenitors by way of remix, reinterpretation, and original collaboration. Like the Folkways releases, each installment in RVNGs FRKWYS series lives under a thematic banner (albeit sometimes loose) and explores a different facet of electronic music. The first release in the series features collaborations from NYC avant-pranksters Excepter with Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti of Throbbing Gristle and Chris & Cosey, and JG Thirwell of Foetus and his many alter egos. The result of this premiere series edition is a new and entirely relevant industrial revolution. Chris & Cosey draw from their early output (Heartbeat, Trance) and turn Excepters Shots Ring into a whip smart primitive techno mix while JG Thirwell orchestrates Stretch as a wildly percussive, brassy acid track. We are housing these limited edition 12"s (900 copies / pressing) in a classic package using heavy stock jackets applied in leatherette and tip on adhesives, creating a truly substantial and archival feel. You have to see / hear this record to believe it." -RVNG International
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Artist: EXCEPTER
Title: Late
Format: 12"
Label: Woodsist
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"The 23rd EXCEPTER record: The Late EP. The Black Rust Rush Tour of "High Noon" lore. One track recorded at Oberlin Dionysus Disco, Fall 2009, in I-94 palindrome dub by R/N. One track recorded at 382 Jeff Street by LALA with the TR-808. 2009-2010 edit. Two tracks live on "Presidence Day" at the Glass Lands, February 16th, 2010, by DEREK MAXWELL, sound engineer. The Late EP returns Excepter to Woodsist. All four tracks are previously unreleased. The Tank Tapes are included as a complimentary bonus digital download with the record. Excepter is New York Citys premiere improvisatory, vocal-and-electronics cosmic beat-box band. Whether on stage, on record or on video, Excepter never gives the expected, and this is no exception. LP features a download for a cassette-only release from 2007." -Woodsist
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Artist: FATES
Title: Furia
Format: LP
Label: Bird
Country: UK
Price: $26.00
“2014 reissue. Originally scheduled for release on Halloween 1985 (but delayed until Feburary 86), this privately pressed post-punk/broken-folk collective concept LP features personnel pulled from the ashes of The Falls original lineup and Blue Orchids, the Manchester post-punk band that backed Nico during her live performances in the early 80s. Led by Manchester punk icon Una Baines, The Fates released Furia in 1985 and then disappeared into the annals of UK punk purgatory. With all the DIY traits and snarling attitudes of Manchesters smart-assed punk retaliation, the band delivered a record of haunting, mechanical folk and pastoral drones. This virtually unknown LP, with a backstory that unites sleeve artist Linder Sterling (Ludus), Spider King, Martin Hannett, Tony Baines, Martin Bramah, and John Cooper Clarke with the 16th century Pendle witches, is a vital missing piece in Manchesters self-help anti-pop industry. Lost in the ether, lauded by collectors, and likened by Mark E. Smith to the Third Ear Band, this unclassifiable arty-fact renders tags like "pagan punk" utterly inadequate. File under-ground.” - Bird.

Artist: FLAHERTY, PAUL & WEASEL WALTER
Title: Particles
Format: LP
Label: 8mm
Country: Italy
Price: $30.00
"Imagine the moment before the origin of the Universe, when nothing yet existed. According to the standard theory, our universe sprang into existence as singularity, a zone of infinite density, which is also what is thought to exist at the core of the black hole. The result of its expansion is what we call the Universe and it is also what this album is all about. The gate was opened one night in May, in a basement of Northampton, Ma. by Paul Flaherty on saxophone and Weasel Walter on drums and percussions. Particles sounded to me exactly like the Big Bang of music. An origin, a passage of energy that you can feel, not only listen. There is a shiverig tension throughout the whole album, as if everything was ready to collapse from one moment to another. Of course there is no real explosion, but a sense of constant vibration that has his apex on the final cut, with Flaherty and Walter joined by the incredible voice of Laila Maria Salins. Then, silence and back into the darkness. As someone said that night: Music is the key. We couldnt agree more. 140 grams vynil, first press of 157 numbered copies. Silkscreened." -8mm
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Artist: FRIEDHOF
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: No Label
Country: Germany
Price: $19.00
"A reissue of a very rare and obscure Krautrock gem from the early 1970s (various sources say 1971-73), this was the bands sole release, and combines relatively lo-fi recording with what "Crack in the Cosmic Egg" called "totally freaked-out guitar, bass and drums instrumentals, charged to the power of mind-numbing intensity." 
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Artist: FRIZZI, FABIO
Title: Zombi 2
Format: LP
Label: Death Waltz
Country: UK
Price: $29.00
"One off pressing of 1000, 140 gm vinyl re-mastered and pressed at 45 rpm for maximum stereo destruction. Comes with A2 (42 x 60 cm) poster of cover artwork. The first time this classic soundtrack to the notorious Lucio Fulci video nasty has ever been made available on vinyl to collectors. This soundtrack is one of the holy grails of Italian cinema with the maestro Fabio Frizzi delivering a dizzyingly brilliant soundtrack that can hold its own with anything released by John Carpenter or Goblin. Cover art by legendary UK poster artist Graham Humphreys who was responsible for the original cinema posters for the Evil Dead, Nightmare On Elm Street 1-5 and Return Of The Living Dead. Exclusive sleeve notes from composer Fabio Frizzi and renowned Italian horror expert Stephen Thrower." -Death Waltz.
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Artist: GASSMANN, REMI
Title: Electronics
Format: 10"
Label: Cacophonic
Country: UK
Price: $21.00
“2014 release. Eleven early electroacoustic pieces for the Studiotrautonium keyboard alongside tape manipulation to accompany the New York City Ballet production of Electronics by George Balanchine. Originally staged March 22, 1961, as part of a double bill choreographed by Balanchine, the experimental New York City Ballet production of Electronics included the renowned dancers Violette Verdy and Jacques dAmboise (pictured on this reissues cover art) and a revolutionary score by multi-disciplinary composer Remi Gassmann using a truly unique instrument. Working alongside German-born keyboard composer and close acquaintance Oskar Sala (with whom he had studied in Berlin under Paul Hindemith), Gassmann was given access to the latest developments of the Trautonium, an early electronic keyboard that was first exhibited in 1930 by inventor Adolf Trautwein and three pianists (including Sala). Being one of the original exponents of the machine, Sala (with Trautweins blessing) took the basic model of a neon tube oscillator and wire frequency controller (which provided an untempered continuous tonal range) and spent over twenty years developing what would become the Konzerttrautonium (as used by Richard Strauss to emulate synthetic gongs), followed by the microtonal Mixturtrautonium and eventually the static Studiotrautonium, which formed the centerpiece of Salas studio in Charlottenburg, Berlin, where Electronics was composed and realized. For the 1961 ballet, dressed in metallic bodysuits with geometric diodic motifs, Verdy and dAmboise (alongside a small troupe of other dancers) performed the concise 11-part ballet to polarized but predominantly positive audiences, generating a new outlook on experimental dance and supporting the similar sensibilities of other choreographers such as Alwin Nikolais, Yvonne Georgi (with Henk Badings), and Maurice Béjart (with Pierre Henry). As one of the first American performances drawing primarily on European developments, the modest critical success of the project would open new avenues for the electronic musical duo who were commissioned later in the year by Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions to provide enhanced and versatile sound effects emulating cacophonic bird sounds alongside Bernard Hermann for the 1963 blockbuster The Birds.” - Cacophonic.

Artist: GONDWANA
Title: Aum
Format: LP
Label: Opal Tapes
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
“As a member of Lumisokea, Berlin-based Andrea Taeggi shapes acoustic and electronic sound alongside Koenraad Ecker into their singular take on bass music. Time signatures fold into themselves, volleying voluptuous percussions and seismic synthscapes. This fixation extends beyond press hyperbole into aesthetic and philosophical study on Aum, the debut release of Taeggis Gondwana project. As Gondwanaland was a pre-Pangaean unified land mass, so is Taeggis solo mission to draw all of his influences together and mediate the whole. Opener "A Gospel of Dirt" sets the scene with sparse sonic elements fused against a metallic backdrop. Sounds morph from liquid to solid shapes, melodies set to scales of a different time and place. "Bootstrapping" tickles ears with its off-color arpeggios backed up by a nine-legged gallop in the tesseract. "Þingvellir" opens the B-side in majestic style, a paean to glaciation, to gargantuan movement unmeasurable in human time. Cast in bronze tones, fizzing with combs before its deafening crescendo. Aum is a special record from a special musician and presents a modern take on cinema for the ear. Mastered by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering.” - Opal Tapes.

Artist: GYSIN, BRION
Title: Back In No Time
Format: Double Cass
Label: Sloow Tapes
Country: Belgium
Price: $15.00
"Reissue of a tape originally released in the Staaltape Documentatie Serie. Brion Gysin (1916-1986) dabbled with surrealism in the 1930s, lived in the Interzone of Tangier in the 1950’s, traveled the Algerian Sahara and was resident in the Beat Hotel in Paris. He introduced William Burroughs to the cut-up method and invented the Dream Machine, a hypnotic light device with the power to induce hallucinations. This tape is an interview conducted by Harry Hoogstraten in the early 1980s. In 1950s Tangier Gysin ran a mythical restaurant called The Thousand And One Nights where he presented the trance and exorcism sounds of the Master Musicians Of Joujouka. Later on he introduced Brian Jones and the Rolling Stones to the Pipes of Pan. The second tape is a live registration by the Master Musicians of Joujouka, recorded live in France. Edition of 100 copies." - Sloow Tapes.


Artist: HAINO, KEIJI/JIM OROURKE/OREN AMBARCHI
Title: Only Wanting to Melt Beautifully Away Is It a Lack of Contentment That Stirs Affection for Those Things Said to Be as of Yet Unseen
Format: CD
Label: Black Truffle
Country: Australia
Price: $18.00
""Begun as a one-off collaboration in 2009, the trio of Keiji Haino, Jim ORourke and Oren Ambarchi has now become a solid working group, refining its craft through a series of annual concerts at Tokyos legendary SuperDeluxe. Much of their recorded work has focused on their intense, ritualistic take on the rock power trio of electric guitar, bass and drums. Presenting the entire first set of the trios March 2013 concert at SuperDeluxe (the second set will follow on Black Truffle later this year), Only Wanting to Melt Beautifully Away Is It a Lack of Contentment That Stirs Affection for Those Things Said to Be as of Yet Unseen is their fifth release and blows the instrumental palette wide open for a single continuous piece focused on acoustic strings, synth, flute and percussion. Featuring one of Hainos most delicate and moving recorded vocal performances, the opening section of the record takes the form of a spare duet between ORourkes 12-string acoustic guitar and Hainos kantele (a Finnish variant of the dulcimer), behind which Ambarchi provides a hovering backdrop of wine glass tones. While on previous releases the listener has often sensed that Haino was firmly in the drivers seat, here ORourke takes center stage with an acoustic guitar performance that takes the lyricism of John Abercrombie or Ralph Towner and refracts it through the free improvisation tradition of his mentors Derek Bailey and Henry Kaiser. The atmosphere of meditative, abstracted song is reminiscent of some of Hainos greatest recordings, such as the legendary Live in the First Year of the Heisei volumes recorded with Kan Mikami. After this stunningly beautiful opening sequence, the performance moves organically through a number of episodes, including a dramatic central passage in which Haino moves to synth and drum machine, crafting a current of raw electricity that unfurls slowly over the gently pulsing foundations of Ambarchis cymbals and builds to heights of manic intensity. When Haino later turns to wooden flute, Ambarchi answers him with nimble hand-drummed percussion in a passage that calls to mind Don Cherrys liberated combination of free-jazz improvisation and non-Western musics. The trios move away from the power trio dynamic bespeaks a risk-taking and questing spirit that refuses to be satisfied with repeating past glories, and yet the organic, immersive flow of this single improvisation attests to the intuitive bond that has formed between them over the last five years. Exuding the signature mystery and emotion of Hainos greatest works, this release is perhaps the strongest statement yet from this acclaimed trio, and holds out a tantalizing promise for everyone hooked on their continuing exploration of those things said to be as of yet unseen. --Francis Plagne; Design by Stephen OMalley with high quality live shots by Ujin Matsuo and stunning artwork by Norwegian noise legend Lasse Marhaug." - Black Truffle.

Artist: HAINO, KEIJI/JIM OROURKE/OREN AMBARCHI
Title: Only Wanting to Melt Beautifully Away Is It a Lack of Contentment That Stirs Affection for Those Things Said to Be as of Yet Unseen
Format: LP
Label: Black Truffle
Country: Australia
Price: $21.00
"Begun as a one-off collaboration in 2009, the trio of Keiji Haino, Jim ORourke and Oren Ambarchi has now become a solid working group, refining its craft through a series of annual concerts at Tokyos legendary SuperDeluxe. Much of their recorded work has focused on their intense, ritualistic take on the rock power trio of electric guitar, bass and drums. Presenting the entire first set of the trios March 2013 concert at SuperDeluxe (the second set will follow on Black Truffle later this year), Only Wanting to Melt Beautifully Away Is It a Lack of Contentment That Stirs Affection for Those Things Said to Be as of Yet Unseen is their fifth release and blows the instrumental palette wide open for a single continuous piece focused on acoustic strings, synth, flute and percussion. Featuring one of Hainos most delicate and moving recorded vocal performances, the opening section of the record takes the form of a spare duet between ORourkes 12-string acoustic guitar and Hainos kantele (a Finnish variant of the dulcimer), behind which Ambarchi provides a hovering backdrop of wine glass tones. While on previous releases the listener has often sensed that Haino was firmly in the drivers seat, here ORourke takes center stage with an acoustic guitar performance that takes the lyricism of John Abercrombie or Ralph Towner and refracts it through the free improvisation tradition of his mentors Derek Bailey and Henry Kaiser. The atmosphere of meditative, abstracted song is reminiscent of some of Hainos greatest recordings, such as the legendary Live in the First Year of the Heisei volumes recorded with Kan Mikami. After this stunningly beautiful opening sequence, the performance moves organically through a number of episodes, including a dramatic central passage in which Haino moves to synth and drum machine, crafting a current of raw electricity that unfurls slowly over the gently pulsing foundations of Ambarchis cymbals and builds to heights of manic intensity. When Haino later turns to wooden flute, Ambarchi answers him with nimble hand-drummed percussion in a passage that calls to mind Don Cherrys liberated combination of free-jazz improvisation and non-Western musics. The trios move away from the power trio dynamic bespeaks a risk-taking and questing spirit that refuses to be satisfied with repeating past glories, and yet the organic, immersive flow of this single improvisation attests to the intuitive bond that has formed between them over the last five years. Exuding the signature mystery and emotion of Hainos greatest works, this release is perhaps the strongest statement yet from this acclaimed trio, and holds out a tantalizing promise for everyone hooked on their continuing exploration of those things said to be as of yet unseen. --Francis Plagne; Design by Stephen OMalley with high quality live shots by Ujin Matsuo and stunning artwork by Norwegian noise legend Lasse Marhaug." - Black Truffle.

Artist: HAINO, KEIJI/JIM OROURKE/OREN AMBARCHI, KEIJI
Title: Tea Time for Those Determined to Completely Exhaust Every Bit of This Body Theyve Been Given
Format: LP
Label: Black Truffle
Country: Australia
Price: $21.00
"At this point, it can justifiably be said that Keiji Haino, Jim ORourke and Oren Ambarchi have become one of the leading groups in experimental music. This, their sixth release, presents the entire second set of the trios March 2013 concert at SuperDeluxe (the first set is available on Black Truffle as Only Wanting to Melt Beautifully Away Is It a Lack of Contentment That Stirs Affection for Those Things Said to Be as of Yet Unseen). While the first set of the evening saw the trio branching out into new instrumental configurations, here they return to their signature line-up of guitar, bass and drums. The LP begins abruptly, with one of the finest performances by the trio captured on record thus far already in full swing. Throughout the course of this 12-minute piece, ORourke and Ambarchi lay down a thudding, meterless pulse, the impossible midway point of Milford Graves and motorik Krautrock, over which Haino unfurls a number of distinct strategies developed in his work since the 1980s: formless blurs of reverb-drenched guitar noise, looped pointillist fragments and wandering, dissonant lines obscured in clouds of distortion. Continuing Hainos habit of naming albums with phrases that seem to obliquely comment on the music they contain, it could definitely be said that this is music made by three people determined to completely exhaust every bit of this body theyve been given. Showing the trio at new heights, this track carries on in the spirit of some of Hainos greatest work: music made with the ingredients of rock that somehow manages to sidestep all of its forms and traditions while retaining and amplifying its fundamental power. If this track alone lays to rest concerns about whether the trio has exhausted the guitar/bass/drums format, the remainder of the record serves as a demonstration of the multitude of possibilities still available for their continued exploration. The three are now so in-tune with one another that almost anything can be integrated into their improvisations: in the slow-burning second piece, ORourkes heavily effected bass wanders from anti-music thuds to an almost funky passage with Ambarchi sounding not unlike Buddy Miles circa Hendrixs Band of Gypsys -- it bespeaks the hours of listening to fusion and classic rock that continue to form an important part of ORourke and Ambarchis musical personalities. The final piece is a continuous side-long performance that moves through a number of discrete episodes, from vocal and flute solos by Haino delicately accompanied by ORourkes sparse bass and Ambarchis sizzling cymbals, to a final stumbling dirge over which Haino unleashes a stunning torrent of in-the-red guitar skree." --Francis Plagne.

“Design by Stephen OMalley with high quality live shots by Ujin Matsuo and stunning artwork by Norwegian noise legend Lasse Marhaug.” - Black Truffle.

Artist: HAMMER, JOSEPH
Title: Roadless Travel
Format: CD
Label: Art Into Life
Country: Japan
Price: $22.00
"LAFMS musician Joseph Hammer creates unparalleled works of tape manipulation. However, as yet there are comparatively few solo albums by this phenomenal artist. To rectify this situation, Art Into Life has decided to release Roadless Travel, his latest album. The album comes with a dense 24 page booklet of liner notes (essentially a full history of Hammer) by T. Sakaguchi, who has enjoyed a long friendship with him and is the foremost Japanese historian of the LAFMS scene." - Art Into Life.
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Artist: HENRY, PIERRE
Title: Haut-Voltage/Coexistence
Format: LP
Label: Doxy
Country: Russian Federation
Price: $25.00
"Last available copies. "The 22-minute Haut-Voltage is a product of Henrys collaboration with French choreographer Maurice Béjart, recorded in 1956 for one of Bejarts stage productions, and featuring the vocals of Henry himself. By 1958, Henry had left Pierre Schaeffers RTF and had begun working in his own private studio. Coexistence, recorded in 1959, comes from this new period, when Henry had begun to realize that in order for musique concrète to evolve, it would have to begin to use electronics. Coexistence is one of Henrys first attempts at bringing the two together."" - Doxy.
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Artist: J RIDER
Title: No Longer Anonymous
Format: LP
Label: Machu Picchu
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
Comes with download card that includes the entire Lunar Dust sessions as bonus tracks. Sleeved in a tip-on jacket, with a 4-page insert with never before seen photographs. "Sleeve notes by Aaron Milenski (co-author of the essential reference to The Acid Archives, and also author of the sleeve notes for the Anonymous reissue from last year). Hot on the heels of our ecstatically received reissue of Anonymouss classic album Inside the Shadow, Machu Picchu Ltd. is thrilled to announce the reissue of their elusive and legendary follow-up. After the 1976 release of Inside the Shadow, the group decided to change their name to J Rider (after the second cut on the Anonymous LP) and pursued a similar rich vein of impeccable songwriting, but this time adding more hard rock to the mix, resulting in a fantastic sounding album that sadly went unreleased at the time." - Machu Picchu.

Artist: JULIAN, PHIL
Title: Trace
Format: LP
Label: Harbinger Sound
Country: UK
Price: $22.00
"Phil Julian is a UK-based sound artist, composer, and improviser active since the late 1990s, with a prolific output under both his Cheapmachines alias and his own name. His work encompasses sonic textures ranging from harsh squalls of noise to hyper-minimalistic timbres and drones. Studio recordings and live performances within Europe and North America have focused on the use of electronics, particularly unstable and/or chaotic systems, e.g. modular synthesizers, feedback, contact microphones, objects and surfaces, and computer-based works. Julian recorded TRACE at Elektronmusikstudion in Stockholm during his Guest Composer residency in 2013. Using a combination of EMSs vintage analog equipment and various computer processes, Julian recorded and mixed the material on TRACE specifically for diffusion over the Audiorama 17.4 surround sound system, custom built and installed inside the decommissioned torpedo workshop on Stockholms island of Skeppsholmen. "Open Form," which takes up the A side of the release, is made up of much shorter pieces recorded over the two week residency. "Corona" is an improvised piece using only analog electronics and "Arrival" uses a custom computer patch alongside a complex set of processes running on the huge EMS Buchla synthesizer. The recordings combine the dynamics and space associated with modern composition and electroacoustic works with the density and abrasive qualities more often encountered in noise and contemporary computer music. Sleeve photography by Eddie Nuttall. Mastered by Joe Panzner." - Harbinger Sound.

Artist: KORZYNSKI, ANDRZEJ
Title: Man of Marble
Format: LP
Label: Finders Keepers
Country: UK
Price: $26.00
"2014 release. Opening further doors in the sprawling labyrinth of unreleased music by Polish composer Andrzej Korzyński, Finders Keepers Records presents the soundtrack to the 1977 Polish film Człowiek z marmuru (Man of Marble) by national filmmaker and long-term collaborator Andrzej Wajda. Presented for the first time ever on vinyl, this synthesizer-fuelled soundtrack marks a distinct stylistic maneuver toward a unique brand of Polish cosmic disco, celebrating the cinematic debut of Korzyńskis Arp-Life project -- widely respected as Polands first synthesizer orchestra. Begging direct comparison to Russias Zodiac and sharing an uncanny resemblance to other 1970s European cinematic disco bands like Frances Arpadys or the later projects of Italys Goblin, this soundtrack features Korzyński and Arp-Life at their best, making fantastical and experimental musical approximations of the burgeoning synth funk disco boom which had erupted on the other side of the iron curtain. Man of Marble was Korzyńskis first step into electronic dance music, and with the addition of bonus tracks from the 1981 sequel Człowiek z żelaza (Man of Iron), it provides the perfect companion piece to his recently liberated score to Possession (directed by Andrzej Żuławski). Experimental and fantastical, and taking creative gambles as a necessity, Man of Marbles over-the-top, synth-heavy score depicts a stark, ultramodern contrast, accentuating a plot that switches between past and present tense, illustrating a 1970s researcher who retraces spurious political events that occurred forty years earlier. As with most communist state-owned record labels, Polskie Nagrania Muza, which had previously released works by Korzyński, rarely encouraged the commercial promotion of film composers. Although Korzyński was an occasional exception to this rule (due to his previous career as a radio programmer, pop musician, and writer), Man of Marble would never be commercially released outside of the context of the film. This edition of Man of Marble provides further glimpses into a deeper archive of electronic pop, capturing prime-era Korzyński as a forward-thinking keyboard artist and experimentalist who managed to move with global musical and technological trends under the stifling communist regime." - Finders Keepers.

Artist: LACEY, BRUCE
Title: The Spacey Bruce Lacey: Film Music and Improvisations Vol. 1
Format: LP
Label: Trunk
Country: UK
Price: $21.00
"LP version; volume one of two volumes. Bruce Lacey is the quintessential British eccentric. Bruce Lacey is an artist, a musician, a filmmaker, a shaman, a genius and visionary. Since the 1950s hes made film, music, art and performances, and collaborated with everyone from The Beatles to Throbbing Gristle. He was part of the groundbreaking Cybernetic Serendipity exhibition in 1968. He even built a robot that won the Alternative Miss World. This is the first time his extraordinary music has been released. Made and recorded using household objects as well as a modified synthesizer (made by a schoolboy in the early 1970s), it ranges from abstract tribal concrète to droning electronic trance. Bruce Lacey has been a busy man. Since the 1950s hes been making film, making music, making art, sculpture, rituals, performances, and more besides. Many of his films have explored the basics of life and sex all with a sprinkle of irony, realism and ritualism. Many of his films have required music, music which Lacey made himself, improvising with bottles, rattles, typewriters and a tape machine. By the early 1970s, Lacey was exploring stone circles and ancient rights; hed also bought a home-made synthesizer from a schoolboy whod advertised it in Exchange & Mart. Hed made it as a home project. A week later Lacey bought a keyboard from another schoolboy in Exchange & Mart. Lacey set about slowly modifying this synth and improvising music influenced by his stone circle visits over the next few years. This music is made only when "The Muse" descends. It is impossible for Bruce to perform this improvised music live. The music he made was occasionally available on cassette at his exhibitions in the 1970s. The late Poly Styrene (who had a copy) compared Laceys music to Tangerine Dream. Lacey had not heard of Tangerine Dream. This is the first time this raw and extraordinary music by one of the UKs most extraordinary men has been made available." - Trunk.

Artist: LEIGH, HEATHER
Title: Nightingale
Format: LP
Label: Golden Lab
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
"After an intense one-on-one dialogue with Heather Leigh regarding Golden Lab Records mission to present beautiful records that showcase styles of guitar in all their extremities, Golden Lab is delighted to deliver what is, without question, an absolutely blinding example of just such a record. Leigh recorded Nightingale direct to cassette, delivering one of those performances in which the pedal steel rages so hard that the vocals never have the opportunity to even make an appearance. Recorded in glorious mono and mastered to really bring out the harshness of those insane tones, Nightingale captures an almost tape-like quality in the pedal steel itself, and its transfer to vinyl only warms it up further into a new zone of somehow cozy metallicism. This is an absolute joy -- a real tear-yr-face-off record that sort of acts as a companion piece to Leighs 2014 performances with Stefan Jaworzyn as Annihilating Light. 140-gram vinyl presented in a black and silver matte sleeve and limited to 250 copies." - Golden Lab.

Artist: LEVI, LOUISE LANDES
Title: From the Ming Oracle
Format: LP
Label: Sloowax
Country: Belgium
Price: $21.00
“Recording by Louise Landes Levi on traditional bowed harp or sarangi and Hilary Jeffery (who also plays with Catherine Christer Hennix) on trombone drone. Levi studied sarangi under the guidance of Annapurna Devi and Ali Akbar Khan.
Levi & Jeffery interpret the perennial tradition of Indian raga - informed by the deep dream of the 20th century & the visionary ensembles of the mid century: The Floating Lotus Magic Opera Company (Daniel Moore) & The Theatre of Eternal Music (La Monte Young & Marian Zazeela). Also an accomplished poet, the LP comes with a booklet with a selection of poems from “Tower 2/TARA or dc-x,” which was originally printed for the funeral rites of Simon Vinkenoog. Edition of 300 copies.” - Sloowax.

Artist: LIAISONS DANGEREUSES
Title: Liaisons Dangereuses
Format: LP
Label: Soulsheriff
Country: Switzerland
Price: $19.00
“Soulsheriff Records presents a milestone in electronic music, Liaisons Dangereuses legendary 1981 self-titled debut album, newly remastered and reissued for the first time since 2002. Liaisons Dangereuses still fascinates today, through its innovative sound and the mystery encompassing it. The 10 electrifying songs, produced by Chrislo Haas (DAF) and Beate Bartel (Mania D, Matador) and reinforced by Krishna Goineaus French and Spanish speech-attack lyrics, created a unique style. The album, anything other than a typical Berlin or Düsseldorf thing, became an international favorite. Songs like "Peut Être... Pas" and "Los Niños del Parque" played a decisive role in the development of house in Detroit and Chicago, as well as various forms of European techno. LP includes download code.” - Soulsheriff.

Artist: LOW JACK
Title: Imaginary Boogie
Format: 12"
Label: The Trilogy Tapes
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
"With hand silk-screened inner sleeve." - The Trilogy Tapes.

Artist: MAGMA
Title: Köhntarkösz
Format: LP
Label: Jazz Village
Country: France
Price: $22.00
"Originally released in 1974, Köhntarkösz is the second chapter of Magmas Köhntarkösz trilogy, which also includes Köhntarkösz Anteria and Ëmëhntëhtt Ré. Includes "Coltrane Sündia" ("Coltrane Rest in Peace"), an elegy for John Coltrane. 180 gram super fidelity vinyl; includes a digital download for CD master quality .wav files." - Jazz Village.

Artist: MCCANN, SEAN
Title: Ten Impressions for Piano & Strings
Format: LP
Label: Root Strata
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
“Realized over a four-year period, Sean McCanns Ten Impressions for Piano & Springs is a document of transition and maturation. Slow-moving cloud forms over corporeal landscapes, these impressions whisper of McCanns decisive lean toward classical and avant-garde musics, culminating in 2013s Music for Private Ensemble, released on his own imprint, Recital. Less a final statement on ambient music, more a meditation on change, discovery and process. LP includes download code.” - Root Strata.

Artist: MENSEN BLAFFEN
Title: Verzameld Werk
Format: CD
Label: Onderstroom
Country: Belgium
Price: $21.00
"Mensen Blaffen was a six-piece band from Aalst, Belgium that excelled at playing postmodern funk and weird rock. Its members were Jan van den Brande (guitar, bass), Mario Segers (bass, synthesizer, percussion), Sylvie Honnay (vocals), Steven Lorie (drums), Ludo Vervliet (bass), Eddy Valk (saxophone), and Pascal Baeyens (guitar, first record). When asked how they would describe their work, the members said, "hardcore-chanson, mixed with ugliness, sweetness and dirty worms in a rotten horse together." The band formed in the early 1980s and participated in the Belgian competition Humos Rock Rally in 1984, where they reached the finals. Mensen Blaffens debut self-titled mini-LP, produced by Jo Bogaert (producer of Technotronics Pump Up the Jam), came out the same year and introduced the bands distinct sound, characterized by a certain playfulness and naiveté, with Dutch lyrics full of sound associations and exclamation marks, Honnays cooing voice, and funky sax and percussion that recalled Defunkt or Lavvi Ebbel. John Peel took notice of the band and gave them some airtime, and they landed supporting gigs for Virgin Prunes, Blurt, and Anne Clark. For their second release, 1986s DUn Seul Coup, Mensen Blaffen enlisted Fred A aka Gerry Vergult (Aroma di Amore) as producer. The mini-LP gave space to Honnays surreal lyrics, sung in French and Dutch, and included such standouts as the swinging "Hippopotame" and the sultry "Kleine Vamp," earning it an enthusiastic review from the venerable Dutch magazine OOR. That same year, the band released Krengen, an EP of rougher and more danceable material. After a slew of performances in Belgium, Holland, Germany, and France, Mensen Blaffen released its sole full-length album, Raven, in 1988. The product of intensive rehearsals, its a tremendous album full of energizing guitar songs with a dark edge, and features production by Theo van Eenbergen (Nasmak, Rollins Band). Sadly enough, Mensen Blaffens final statement didnt receive the attention it deserved. Now, after more than 25 years, OnderStroom Records gets Mensen Blaffens work out there again, in the form of this 80-minute compilation CD. Verzameld Werk collects tracks from Mensen Blaffen (1984), DUn Seul Coup (1986), Krengen (1986), and Raven (1988), and one track from the 1987 compilation From Behind the Bushes. Includes 8-page booklet. Mastered by Equus. Limited to 500 copies." - Onderstroom.

Artist: MIRKWOOD
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Machu Picchu
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Mirkwoods lone self-titled album was originally issued in 1973, in an edition of just 99 copies. Coming out of the port town of Dover, with each of the group members having honed their moves in various outfits for years (including the original Rolling Stones from 1957 - no relation to the Glimmer Twins).This albums fantastic mix of precise hard rock and mysterious ballads has had many a private press enthusiast by the hair over the years. Crashing out of the gates with the one-two knockout combination of the fuzz shuffle of Take My Love and the epic 11-minute centerpiece of Loves Glass of Sunshine, this record is a classic deep listen, revealing great moments with each new spin. Killer harmonies and lots of twin-guitar lead action, tough and tender, this record is pure autumnal magic." - Macchu Picchu.

Artist: MIRROR
Title: Places of Light
Format: LP
Label: Three Poplars
Country: Germany
Price: $52.00
Edition of 400 copies. Hand-pasted color Xerox cover. Follow-up (and "part 2") to the previous Mirror album Under the Sun.
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Artist: MOPO MOGO
Title: Moi Je Men Fous Ich Bin Allein
Format: 7"
Label: Cameleon
Country: France
Price: $10.00
Mopo Mogo is the first one man punk from France. Limited to 500 copies reissue of a rare self released 7” from 1983.
“Definitely one of the greatest European Punk records of all time. This one man/ one rat band produced in 1983 what I consider the template for many FUCK WAVE bands to follow. Listen to this great two song 7" and judge for yourself.” - La Vida Es Un Mus.


Artist: MOTHS
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Guerssen
Country: Spain
Price: $27.00
“UK underground hippie acid-folk from 1970, originally released as a micro-pressing of less than 30 copies on the collectable Deroy custom label. Mellow atmosphere with acoustic guitars, flute, bongos, bass and refreshing, sincere vocals. A few self-penned tracks plus some amazing & haunting covers of artist such as The Incredible String Band, David Ackles, Dylan, Tim Buckley, and Bert Jansch. Rated with the maximum rarity in Hans Pokoras 3001 Record Collecting Dreams. Remastered sound, including an insert with liner notes and photos. New cover design (the original album came in a plain white sleeve).” - Guerssen.

Artist: MUKAI, CHIE & CHE CHEN
Title: 2.23.11
Format: LP
Label: Black Pollen Press
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
Edition of 166 in die-cut letterpress sleeves.

“Recorded live in Tokyo at Next Sunday on February 23, 2011.

Chie Mukai: er-hu, voice, percussion, piano, dance Che Chen: violin, voice, percussion, sine wave generators

"While Chie Mukai is pretty well known in Japan, elsewhere in the world she may need some introduction. Born in Osaka, Mukai spent a few formative years in art school workshops led by Taj Mahal Traveler, Takehisa Kosugi, before forming her own groups, Che-Shizu and Enkidu (with the Boredoms Seichi Yamamoto and French sound artist, Eric Cordier). She has also developed a deep and ongoing practice as a solo performer, mostly based around the kokyu (a bowed, two stringed fiddle used in the traditional music of Japan and China, where it is called the ‘er-hu). At one of Mukais performances, one is pretty much guaranteed to hear her shredding on the kokyu and unleashing a series of wordless groans and cries in a voice that is both deeply primordial and unmistakably hers, but she also has a proclivity for using anything and everything within reach. During this set in particular she used, in addition to her kokyu and voice, the house piano, the last bands drum kit, a large plastic bag containing bells, rattles, a recorder, a kalimba and various other toy percussion instruments (you can hear her dump the contents of this bag on stage midway through the second side), and a short wooden stool that happened to be on stage. If this were not enough, we can add to this laundry list the fact that Mukai is constantly in motion, and indeed often spends long intervals of a performance simply moving about in space without making any sound at all. At times graceful, at others childish or even autistic seeming, poise, grace and awkwardness mingle as freely as the disparate sounds from Mukais array of instruments and objects. While we are perhaps more accustomed to sensing sound as a kind of movement, Mukais silent gesticulations often achieve a reversal of this equation; they get us to sense movement as a kind of sound. The word “dance” seems only occasionally appropriate.

Flyers for the workshops Mukai has been leading since the late nineties invariably contain the dashed off slogan: “NO GENRE! NO TECHNIQUE! NO BORDER!” Watching Mukai perform is to see this attitude against specialization put into practice. Her aesthetic is one in which one is an improvisor first and an “instrumentalist” or a “dancer” or “poet” second (if at all?).

During our sound check, I asked her how her kokyu was tuned. She replied, in her labored but deliberate english “I never tune” and then, after a brief pause, “I always tune as I play.” Sure enough, during our set Mukai was constantly tuning on the fly, sometimes to get in tune with me and sometimes, it seemed, to get out of it. as frenetic as our set got at times, Mukai is the most sympathetic of listeners and probably the most adaptable musician I have ever played with. Its an adaptability made possible by a certain attitude towards space. This was our first occasion to play together and during sound check as we talked about how to approach our set, I sensed she was having trouble finding the right words to express a particular idea to me. Hours later, just a few moments before we were supposed to go on, she pulled me aside and said, “Dont think too much about together. We each go our own way, but at the same time.” My Japanese isnt as good as Mukais english, but at that moment I was relieved that I actually knew the right words for the situation. “Wakata,” I replied." - Che Chen.

Artist: NAKA NAKA
Title: Mundo Harsh
Format: LP
Label: Black Opal
Country: UK
Price: $31.00
“Black Opal presents the debut LP from Jerónimo Jiménez, released under his alias Ñaka Ñaka. Mundo Harsh features somber, minimalist synth-scapes coalescing with scattering techno patterns into a mature dancefloor workout. References to classic 90s ambient techno can be heard throughout, though they take on a timelessness when refracted through Jiménezs gaseous clockwork structures. Tracks like "dioges" and "def def" throw light and shade in equal measure, with the mood oscillating between hopeful and desolate. The B-side runs stranger, breaking at the seams with rusting drones of "jAaz" and finding a final forceful kick with the evil pump of "vibrocalyx," a track made for the dankest floors. Harsh worlds for the individual to witness, a suitable soundtrack to the decay.” - Black Opal.

Artist: NICOLAI, BRUNO
Title: All the Colours of the Dark
Format: LP
Label: Finders Keepers
Country: UK
Price: $26.00
"2014 release. Finders Keepers Records proudly unveils what is perhaps the crowning moment for both composer Bruno Nicolai and actress Edwige Fenech, with score of Tutti i colori del buio (All the Colours of the Dark), the film that inaugurated them, with director Sergio Martino, into the giallo canon in 1972. Presented here as an alternative to the extremely rare 1973 Gemelli library edition, this release includes the films previously unreleased hard-hitting left-field psychedelic pop themes performed by a trio of Nicolai with sitar-wielding Alessandro Alessandroni (in true Pawnshop/Braens Machine mode) and Italian cinematic songbird Edda DellOrso. Recorded in January 1972 at Ennio Morricones Ortophonic Studio in Rome (birthplace of Goblins Roller and Alessandronis soundtrack to Sangue di sbirro (Cops Blood) (1976), among many other classics), All the Colours of the Dark is a balance of psychotic free jazz, aggressive bass driven beats, schizoid Eastern motifs, and childlike lullabies -- with the last element augmenting Martinos proud Rosemarys Baby influences in his tale of a rehabilitated relationship plagued by recurring nightmares and vague memories of a religious cult. To claim this score as Nicolais all-time best is perhaps a little hasty for this versatile composer of such acclaim and widespread appeal, but for fans of that unique window of unhinged musical opportunity which came with the giallo boom of the early 1970s, this record epitomizes the world of Fabio Frizzi, Goblin, and Walter Rizzati. Pressed on red vinyl; includes poster.” - Finders Keepers.

Artist: NICOLAI, BRUNO
Title: The Case of the Bloody Iris
Format: 10"
Label: Finders Keepers
Country: UK
Price: $21.00
“2014 release. The last in a series of Italian giallo films produced by Luciano Martino and starring Edwige Fenech and George Hilton, Giuliano Carnimeos 1971 film The Case of the Bloody Iris (also released internationally as What Are Those Strange Drops of Blood Doing On Jennifers Body?) remains a key feature for Italian soundtrack fans and giallo enthusiasts alike. Containing every facet of composer Bruno Nicolais versatile musical matrix, this suite of rich, oblique paranoia pop now makes its vinyl debut via Finders Keepers Records. Drawing on a wide experience of cinematic commissions working as Ennio Morricones closest collaborator (on scores as varied as The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) and A Lizard in a Womans Skin (1971)), while also providing the exploitation films of Jesús "Jess" Franco (including Marquis de Sade: Justine (1969) and A Virgin Among the Living Dead (1971)) with elaborate integral theme tunes and cues, Nicolai would reveal some of his best, uninhibited ideas in classic giallo films starring Edwige Fenech. Recorded in just two days in July 1972 at the seminal Ortophonic Studio in Rome (birthplace of Goblins Roller, Alessandronis soundtrack to Sangue di sbirro (Cops Blood) (1976), and recordings by Morricone, Vangelis, and New Trolls), Nicolais score for The Case of the Bloody Iris presents the composer working with his small orchestra free from outside influence. With heavy emphasis on arrangements led by bass and rhythm, this up-tempo score balances the avant-garde stylings of the Gruppo di Improvvisazione di Nuova Consonanza with saccharine bossa interjections (which hardcore fans of the genre will associate with Giorgio Gaslinis score to Rivelazioni di un maniaco sessuale al capo della squadra mobile (So Sweet, So Dead) (1972) and Nicolais own score to Eugenie (De Sade 70) (1970)). This music, alongside the previously unpressed score to Sergio Martinos 1972 film All the Colors of the Dark (FKR 071LP), is an integral chapter in the development of 70s Italian film music and the Italian cinematic pop landscape shared by the likes of Claudio Simonetti and Goblin, Bixio, Frizzi & Tempera, Walter Rizzati, and the Reverberi brothers. The score to The Case of the Bloody Iris was never released as a dedicated soundtrack album when the film appeared in late 1972; these tracks are presented on vinyl here for the first time, and this edition also includes two theme variations that didnt make the final theatrical cut of the film.”

Artist: ODWYER, AINE
Title: Music for Church Cleaners Vol. I and II
Format: Dbl LP
Label: MIE
Country: UK
Price: $29.00
"Over the course of several months, Áine ODwyer was given access to the pipe organ in St Marks Church, Islington, while the cleaners were at work. Primarily a harpist, this was a rare opportunity to grapple with the king of instruments and apply her sense of melodic, structured improvisation in a new context. Since its impossible to exert complete control over such a recording environment, she entered into the sessions with a Cagean mindset, embracing extra-musical sounds. This gave the recordings a unique character and concept. With the door left open to serendipity, it can seem that the sonic environment coalesces in sympathetic harmony. Here, the synth-like whoosh of the vacuum cleaner, a childs laughter, various echoed clatters and chatter become part of the music. Improvised music is inevitably influenced by the presence and expectations of an audience... Áine capitulates to the request from the ladies by not staying on one note for a long time, but already did bring music -- that is, the graphic score reproduced in the gatefold. At the end, we can hear that even the recording device itself is subjected to the relentless advance of church cleaning. The album is multifaceted and conceptually satisfying in many ways. Its simultaneously a series of solo improvisations, a site-specific piece of performance art, rich in chance elements, and even qualifies as a field recording, where the transcendent and menial meet. Despite the absence of cheers and applause, its also a live album. In this new extended incarnation, it becomes almost a kind of minimalist opera, with a subtle plot of polite contention softening amid curiosity about the trumpet that takes us out of this most concrete of recordings with a single psychedelicized blast. Metaphysical themes are hard to avoid using an imposing instrument traditionally intended to inspire them. The titles hint at Áines meditative concerns while playing. Here is an Irish lapsed Catholic mind (as Cranley told Dedalus) supersaturated with the religion it rejects: the double meaning implicit in church cleaning, the forbidden deep sounds, the pensive, often brooding hue of the music itself, heavy in every sense. Throughout I hear the dark depths of thoughtfulness, warmth, and mischievous wit that is quintessentially Áine. Originally released as a cassette on Fort Evil Fruit [in 2012], this expanded vinyl edition features new artwork and doubles the albums length, making for a truly immersive experience" - Paul Condon.
Includes download code; housed in a gatefold sleeve.

Artist: OFFICER!
Title: Life At the Waters Edge/Dogface
Format: 7"
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $14.00
“The first vinyl release of an essential song by Officer!, the project of Mick Hobbs (½ Japanese, The Work, The Lowest Note, Flaming Tunes). Backed here by the gloriously surreal "Dogface," the ecstatic, anguished "Life At the Waters Edge" was released on the 1983 cassette 8 New Songs By Mick Hobbs, recorded at Cold Storage with Hobbs (vocals, bass) accompanied by Rick Wilson (drums), Terri Robson (violin), Anna Piva (vocals), Richard Wolfson (keyboards), and Family Fodders Alig (guitar). Presented in picture sleeve with printed lyric sheet insert. Remastered and cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy, January, 2014. Edition of 300.” - Blackest Ever Black.

Artist: ONTARIO HOSPITAL
Title: Future Ready
Format: 12"
Label: Opal Tapes
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
“Ontario Hospital is a collaboration between Dave Foster (Huren, Teste, etc.) and Rich Oddie (Orphx, Oureboros, etc.). Future Ready is a four-track EP that conflates their histories in noise, power electronics, industrial techno, and rhythmic noise and marries all methods together into a ritual assault. There are lots of adjectives to describe this music and youve heard them all before so just skip the bullshit and listen. Each record ships with a vial of bull hormones.* *This is a lie.” - Opal Tapes.

Artist: ORCUTT, BILL
Title: Solo Acoustic Volume Ten
Format: LP
Label: Vin Du Select Qualitite
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"The blues, as abstract." - Vin Du Select Qualitite.

Artist: PARKER/DEREK BAILEY/HAN BENNINK, EVAN
Title: The Topography of the Lungs
Format: LP
Label: Otoroku
Country: UK
Price: $25.00
"Otoroku caps off the 2014 celebrations of saxophonist Evan Parkers 70th birthday with a vinyl reissue of The Topography of the Lungs, by Parker, guitarist Derek Bailey, and percussionist Han Bennink -- Parkers first recording as a leader. Originally released in 1970, this was the first LP issued by Incus, the label that Parker founded with Bailey and drummer Tony Oxley. This reissue has been produced from an original vinyl pressing from Parkers archives, carefully transcribed and restored by Andreas (Lupo) Lubich at Calyx Mastering, Berlin." - Otoroku.

Artist: PSYKIK VOLTS
Title: Totally Useless/Horror Stories #5
Format: 7"
Label: Munster
Country: Spain
Price: $9.00
"One of the lost DIY classics from 79 gets a deserved facsimile reissue. Formed in 1978, Psykik Volts were a group of 18-year-olds from West Yorkshire, UK, influenced by The Clash, Sex Pistols, etc. The band broke up soon after this self-financed Peel favorite came out on Ellie Jay Records, but in their brief time they produced a rough and off-the-wall new wave gem." - Munster.

Artist: RADIGUE, ELIANE
Title: Transamorem - Transmortem
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Transamorem - Transmortem was premiered on March 9, 1974 at The Kitchen in NYC, where the music programmer at the time was Rhys Chatham - this was right before his guitar phase. During this period, Transamorem - Transmortem was presented along with other compositions by Eliane Radigue in a linear mode of listening, although the piece had originally been conceived, during its composition, as a sound installation. Of course, both modes of listening are possible, and each works marvelously in its own way." - Important.

Artist: RED NOISE
Title: Sarcelles-Lochères
Format: LP
Label: Souffle Continu
Country: France
Price: $23.00
"Souffle Continu Records presents the first official vinyl reissue of Sarcelles-Lochères by Red Noise, originally released in 1970. This LP inaugurates Souffle Continus series of ten reissues from the catalog of the cult French label Futura Records, fully licensed by Futura founder Gérard Terronè. Red Noise were founded in May of 1968 by Patrick Vian (son of Boris Vian), who would go on to release Bruits et Temps Analogues (STAUB 126CD) in 1976. Red Noise developed their own unique blend of free jazz and rock with highly political and satirical lyrics. The highlight of their sole full-length release is the 18-minute closer, "Sarcelles cEst lAvenir," which charts an epic journey into proto-noise territories that prefigure the sonic experimentation of the decades to come. Presented in a gatefold sleeve with obi strip and matte finish. Limited to 1000 copies: 700 on black vinyl." - Souffle Continu.

Artist: REICH/ENSEMBLE AVANTGARDE, STEVE
Title: Four Organs/Phase Patterns/Pendulum Music
Format: LP
Label: Karlrecords
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
“Three early compositions (1968-1970) by Steve Reich, one of the most prolific exponents of minimal music, in stunning interpretations by the critically-acclaimed Ensemble Avantgarde. Available on vinyl for the first time ever. Steve Reich (born 1936) is undoubtedly one of the key figures in 20th century contemporary music, and along with Terry Riley or Philip Glass, one of the founding fathers of so-called minimal music. With classics like "18 Musicians," "Drumming," or "Different Trains," the American composer proved himself one of "a handful of living composers who can legitimately claim to have altered the direction of musical history" (The Guardian). The four pieces on this collection date back to the time before his famous masterpieces (1967-1970): "Four Organs" and "Phase Patterns" build on short, repeated patterns that gradually go in and out of phase with each other, creating "a shimmering matrix of sound that is both hypnotic and fascinating in detail" (Allmusic.com) and anticipate Reichs later trademark sound. "Pendulum Music" is a process piece where only a few starting parameters are given: four microphones are suspended within an array of amplifiers and speakers, then set in motion -- the shifts in feedback as they move in space create the music, and the results differ with each new performance (as can be experienced listening to the two versions here). Reichs early works are presented on this LP in stunning interpretations by Leipzig-based Ensemble Avantgarde, whose dedicated, inspired renditions of essential masterpieces of modernism (documented on CDs on reputed labels such as Wergo or Hat Hut Records) won them the Ernst von Siemens Foundation Prize and the Schneider-Schott Prize of Mainz. 180 gram, gatefold sleeve, download code. Ensemble Avantgarde: Steffen Schleiermacher (organ, piano, electronics), Josef Christof (organ, piano), Michael Obst (organ), Klaus Steffes-Holländer (organ), Stefan Stopora (maracas), and Martin Demmler (electronics).” - Karlrecords.

Artist: SCHULZE AND GUNTER SCHICKERT, KLAUS
Title: The Schulze-Schickert Session
Format: CD
Label: Mirumir
Country: Russian Federation
Price: $22.00
"For the first time, from the vaults of electronic music guru, Klaus Schulze, comes The Schulze-Schickert Session, a rare and previously unreleased private session featuring echo-guitar pioneer Günter Schickert. Recorded on 26 September 1975 in Klaus Schulzes home studio in Hambuehren, Germany, Schulze can be heard playing an EMS Synthi A, as well as keyboards, and a Syntanorma, while Schickert plays a 12-string Framus with metal strings and also sings on a few tracks. Although Schickerts name is little-known outside of a very select circle of krautrock fans, he was a key member of the Berlin free jazz scene of the 1960s and a pioneer of the echo-guitar. Just prior to the recording of this informal session, Schickerts first LP, Samtvogel, was released on the seminal Brain label. On the two bonus tracks, found only on theCD version, Schickerts playing ebbs, as Schulze takes on the more dominant role." -Mirumir.

Artist: SCHULZE AND GUNTER SCHICKERT, KLAUS
Title: The Schulze-Schickert Session
Format: LP
Label: Mirumir
Country: Russian Federation
Price: $28.00
"For the first time, from the vaults of electronic music guru, Klaus Schulze, comes The Schulze-Schickert Session, a rare and previously unreleased private session featuring echo-guitar pioneer Günter Schickert. Recorded on 26 September 1975 in Klaus Schulzes home studio in Hambuehren, Germany, Schulze can be heard playing an EMS Synthi A, as well as keyboards, and a Syntanorma, while Schickert plays a 12-string Framus with metal strings and also sings on a few tracks. Although Schickerts name is little-known outside of a very select circle of krautrock fans, he was a key member of the Berlin free jazz scene of the 1960s and a pioneer of the echo-guitar. Just prior to the recording of this informal session, Schickerts first LP, Samtvogel, was released on the seminal Brain label. On the two bonus tracks, found only on theCD version, Schickerts playing ebbs, as Schulze takes on the more dominant role." -Mirumir.

Artist: SCHULZE AND GUNTER SCHICKERT, KLAUS
Title: The Schulze-Schickert Session (Special Edition Digipak)
Format: CD
Label: Mirumir
Country: Russian Federation
Price: $25.00
"6-panel trifold digipak "special" edition-- this has the same music (including two bonus tracks) as on the jewel case edition (MIR 100704CD), but the digipak packaging offers an enhanced presentation far removed from the cold, meaningless experience jewel cases offer to sociopaths and prison inmates." - FE. "For the first time, from the vaults of electronic music guru, Klaus Schulze, comes The Schulze-Schickert Session, a rare and previously unreleased private session featuring echo-guitar pioneer Günter Schickert. Recorded on 26 September 1975 in Klaus Schulzes home studio in Hambuehren, Germany, Schulze can be heard playing an EMS Synthi A, as well as keyboards, and a Syntanorma, while Schickert plays a 12-string Framus with metal strings and also sings on a few tracks. Although Schickerts name is little-known outside of a very select circle of krautrock fans, he was a key member of the Berlin free jazz scene of the 1960s and a pioneer of the echo-guitar. Just prior to the recording of this informal session, Schickerts first LP, Samtvogel, was released on the seminal Brain label. On the two bonus tracks, found only on the CD version, Schickerts playing ebbs, as Schulze takes on the more dominant role." - Mirumir.

Artist: SENSATIONS FIX
Title: Time to Decide
Format: LP/CD
Label: Mirumir
Country: Italy
Price: $28.00
A compilation of rare studio and live tracks from the band, circa 1978-1980, not on RVNG Intl.s Music Is Painting In The Air... collection. On 180 gram vinyl with CD of the album. "Formed by Florentine guitarist Franco Falsini (formerly of Noi Tre) and American drummer Keith Edwards, Sensations Fix was one of the most exciting acts to come out of the Italian music scene of the 1970s. Beginning in 1974, from their outpost in the Florentine countryside, Falsini and Edwards (along with bassist Richard Ursillo) recorded a handful of excellent albums that were more closely aligned with the German Krautrock scene of the era than Italian prog." - Mirumir.

Artist: SOLIDARITY UNIT, INC
Title: Red, Black & Green
Format: LP
Label: Eremite
Country: USA
Price: $31.00
"Originally produced & issued by Charles Bobo Shaw himself, Red, Black & Green, by the band Solidarity Unit, Inc. documents what happened at The Bag Room in St. Louis, MO, the day Jimi Hendrix died. Captured in a gloriously blunt & low-res recording that is as stark as the B&W cover art, Shaw & the ten piece group produce a raw, teeming, clattering sound that never relinquishes. Lake & Bowie were by this time already powerful soloists, & both declaim fervently & damn near relentlessly over Shaws swaggering themes. Dead at age 34 & recorded just four times, guitarist Richard Martins performance is a true revelation; as Martin leaps from blues idioms to screaming attacks to pure howling feedback, one wonders if even Sonny Sharrock reached these places with the instrument. Furious kit & hand drumming, violently rattling little instruments, jabbing percussive Rhodes, thundering bass guitar -- these guys dont hold back! Easy to say lost underground free jazz classic, but thats the real story here. The music was remastered from the best available sources by Mike King (Reel Recordings), pressed on premium HQ-180 gram vinyl by RTI, & presented in a heavyweight Stoughton replica sleeve in an edition of 600." -Eremite.
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Artist: SUN RA
Title: Beyond the Purple Star Zone
Format: LP
Label: Art Yard
Country: UK
Price: $26.00
...& HIS OMNIVERSE JET-SET ARKESTRA "Beyond The Purple Star Zone is one of two Saturn LPs recorded during a weeks residency by Sun Ra at the Detroit Jazz Center in the last week of 1980. Just about everything that the Arkestra played that week was captured on tape -- ending with a marathon series of three concerts on New Years Eve 1980, when the music extended over nearly eight hours, and included over ninety identifiable compositions. There was scarcely any duplication of compositions throughout this marathon night, even though each concert was played before a different audience, the auditorium cleared between sets. The title track, Beyond The Purple Star Zone, is extracted from the second of these three New Years Eve concerts. In essence, its a French horn trio, involving Sun Ra, Vincent Chancey and a percussionist. As well as featuring on this LP as the title track, it was used again by Sun Ra when in 1982 he issued another Saturn LP, Oblique Parallax, to release more material from these December 1980 concerts. On this second outing, Beyond The Purple Star Zone was spliced together with music played on 30 December to form the piece known as Journey Stars Beyond. Rocket Number Nine also comes from the second of the three New Years Eve concerts, and is a feature for Ra and the Arkestras vocal dexterity, and in a quintessential Sun Ra touch melds other compositions in with this tune. Theres a Sun Ra poem embedded -- The Space Age Is Here To Stay, as well as fragments of a Gospel piece. Theres also an early appearance of another Sun Ra composition, Face The Music, which crops up occasionally in 1970s and 1980s concerts, before coming into its own around 1990, when, with a full instrumental arrangement, it was featured frequently. Considering the dozens of hours of surviving concert tape from this Detroit residency, its significant that none of the recordings yet auditioned contain the material used on this album for Immortal Being, Romance on a Satellite or Planetary Search. It is possible -- but uncertain -- that these are performances from this residency, the sonics are very close to those of the first two pieces from this album. At least one Detroit concert (plus one workshop) remain to be researched. However, the presence of an electric bass player and electric guitarist on Romance on a Satellite suggests that these pieces may have a different origin. All are fine pieces, for the moment they keep their mysteries." - Chris Trent.
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Artist: SUN RA
Title: Live at the Storyville, NYC - 24 October 1977
Format: LP
Label: B13
Country: Italy
Price: $29.00
...ARKESTRA "Quite simply one of Sun Ras best live albums. This rare recording finds Ra, along with a 19-piece Arkestra, playing a mix of his own compositions (Images and Lights) along with several jazz standards (including Jelly Roll Mortons King Porter Stomp and Duke Ellingtons Lightnin). While Ras own compositions were usually more avant-garde affairs, he always revelled in playing the classics as well in an effort to give his audience a lesson in jazz history. Red vinyl in clear plastic sleeve with black lettering (limited edition 500 copies)." -B13.
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Artist: SUN RA
Title: On Jupiter (Deluxe Edition)
Format: LP
Label: KS Art Yard Series
Country: Netherlands
Price: $25.00
...& HIS SOLAR ARKESTRA "Whatever it was that sparked Sun Ra to investigate the funk between 1976 and 1979, we should all be thankful that he did. Having explored dreamy, languid rhythms before ‐- with off‐key arrangements and chants on records like New Steps, Lanquidity, Of Mythic Worlds, and Disco 3000 -‐ On Jupiter, originally released in 1979, sees Sun Ra really flexing his funk muscles, stretching the group like a rubber band. Blissful, flanged guitar threads its way throughout the title track, and Ra throws up piano chords and vamps all over an upfront, but fragmented bass pulse. But while the Arkestra might be getting their oblique grind on in the rhythm section, the music still carries those cosmic messages from the stars. Just as Ra transplanted the big band traditions of Fletcher Henderson and Duke Ellington into his own cosmic vision, here he takes the backbeat of funk and disco, and teleports it into another dimension. Despite revamping the current musical trends, the emotional core of this LP is something that Sun Ra never forgot. There is a story that when they were rehearsing ["UFO"], some of the musicians complained when Sonny asked them to listen to examples of currently popular disco records: "This is some hokey shit, Sonny," they said. "This hokey shit is somebodys hopes and dreams," he chided them. "Dont be so hip!" Something else to note on this singular LP is the way it has been mixed. Michael Ray, the horn player, was sent back to the Arkestra base by Sun Ra during the mixing session, and returned with "a handful of tapes," with which he then dubbed all kinds of percussion, guitar, and vocals into the studio mix ‐- bringing another ghostly, spacey element to the layers. This album stands out in one of Sun Ras most exciting creative periods, and its incredible to think of Ra, then in his mid‐60s, still pushing the group to further heights, and taking no prisoners. As he chants on "UFO": "I know you got a hiding place, somewhere deep in outer space! Watch out!" Housed in a heavy, rigid outer sleeve and pressed on 180 gram vinyl. Includes a printed inner sleeve with pictures. Limited to 500 copies." -KS Art Yard Series
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Artist: SUN RA
Title: The Mystery of Being
Format: Triple LP Boxset
Label: Klimt
Country: France
Price: $58.00
...QUARTET "Subtitled: Voice Studio Rome 2,7,8,13 January 1978. Sun Ras legendary 1978 Italian studio sessions, now available together for the first time ever on vinyl! Long sought-after by collectors, these extremely rare studio sessions were originally released in 1978 as two double LPs (New Steps and Other Voices, Other Blues) on the mysterious Italian jazz label, Horo Records. They have never been reissued on vinyl (and only partially reissued on CD) until now! With the help of trumpet player, Michael Ray, drummer, Luqman Ali and saxophonist John Gilmore, Ra kicks off the quartet sessions with the classic My Favorite Things, which features some superlative playing by Gilmore, while Ra pounds away on an old upright studio piano. In fact, for the first two sides Ra plays mostly piano, while on sides C and D, he sticks more to his new Crumar Multiman, an Italian-made synthesizer that Ra had purchased during the tour. These sessions are also interesting because they give listeners a chance to hear Ra concentrating on primarily his own compositions--many of which (i.e. Rome At Twilight Along The Tiber) were inspired by his time spent in Italy--but in a more intimate Arkestra-less jazz setting. Fans will be clamouring to get their hands on this before it disappears again for another 30 years." -Klimt
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Artist: SUN RA
Title: Wake Up Angels
Format: Double CD
Label: Art Yard
Country: UK
Price: $28.00
...& HIS SOLAR ARKESTRA "Recorded live at the Ann Arbor Blues And Jazz Festival 1972-73-74. The classic big band with a full complement of singers, Tracks 1-10 (1972) feature the great Space is the Place Suite. After the first few minutes the sound is surprisingly good with great drums throughout; crystal clear. Presence and excitement are well captured, along with some blistering Ra electronics and the crowd cheering everyone on. A bass solo even: rare event. Tracks 11-18 (1973) roll straight on winding up with the long declamatory, dramaturgical, chant that gives this set its title and, so far as I know, appears here for the first time. Extensive notes by John Sinclair." -Art Yard.
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Artist: TELEVISION SET
Title: Emma Haucks Letters
Format: Cass
Label: The Tapeworm
Country: UK
Price: $8.00
"TV as eyes. TV eye on you. Television, the drug of the nation. The ultimate seduction, the realm etc. Control, by them... This Television Set, however, is just a television set. No abyss you gaze into, with the known consequences. Its a mere nocturnal distraction. Pastime, but no paradise. Refusal, and no participation. A light in your room. It is a translation of observational notes into sound. You have not lost control again. Roger Semsroth is an artist of many guises, and this is one of his finest. Music written for the loneliest boys in town, who get the girl in the end. Or vice versa. And there are no references either -- none! Trip the switch." --Finn Johannsen, Berlin, November 10, 2014.

Artist: THIS HEAT
Title: Deceit
Format: LP
Label: No Label
Country: Japan
Price: $20.00
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Artist: THIS HEAT
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Rough Trade
Country: Japan
Price: $20.00
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Artist: TOBACCONISTS
Title: A Secret Place
Format: LP
Label: Fabrica
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
“The Tobacconists are Scott Foust (Idea Fire Company/Swill Radio) and Frans de Waard (Kapotte Muziek/Korm Plastics).

In 2005, Frans joined Idea Fire Company on their European tour (as documented on the "Vital - Live In Europe" CD). Four years later, Scott F. returned to Europe to screen his feature film "Heres To Love" and reconnected with Frans to form The Tobacconists. An intensive week of rehearsals yielded six new pieces of music, followed by a European tour and a proper studio recording. These new pieces became "A Secret Place."

"A Secret Place" differs from their first LP by its inclusion of bass guitar, rhythms, and synthesizers. Scott Foust calls himself a "one man Dome (Bruce Gilbert and Graham Lewis post-Wire project) promotion army" and admirer of Gilbert & Lewis recorded output of the 1980s, but hes not alone: both Mike and Frans are massive fans too, so they decided this new record should have some of those signature Dome bass lines and general playfulness.

Released in an edition of 300 LPs on "transparent green" 180 gram vinyl in collaboration with Portugals A Giant Fern. Only 100 for the US.

Recorded by Scott Foust, Frans de Waard and Mike Popovich in April 2012 at Geluidwerkplaats Extrapool and mixed later on in 2012 by Frans de Waard, assisted by Scott Foust. Mastered by Jos Smolders @ Earlabs. An Tone Four Giver was commissioned by Gogbot Festival and is dedicated to the memory of Anton Viergever (1958-2012). Smoking Is Green. Ahoy!” - Fabrica. Artwork by Carlos Costa and Iria Cunha. Photo on the label by Jolanda Kempers.

Artist: TOLERANCE
Title: Anonym
Format: LP
Label: No Label
Country: Europe
Price: $17.00
"ELISA LAMs FAVE AVANT UNIT"
Yikes! This is not a record: its a ticket pressed in 12" format to get the f- outta this modern era of derivative nonsense in no time flat and get shotgun-expressed into a eerie world of risk taking / PHD-styled lessons in underground experimental extravagance par excellence.  Yuzuru Agis Vanity label delivers the same spinal-tingle-stun -upon- utterance with the same sting as heavyweight / uber strange underground labels like ARTIFACTS, SILVER KEY, YETTI WORDLESS, PALACE OF LIGHTS, PLAT-NUM PRODUCTIONS or the gem of floridas rotten improv scene SPITBALL RECORDS. Vanity is the sounds in the wild that will exist w/o an audience and make NADA sense, and even less as the flat circle of time moves onward to the future. Even being a major critic in the "Rock Magazine" and coining the words "Techno Pop"- the addictive & lustful Agis Vanity world has is a hushed jewel in the big-cash phallic swinging underground detectives-types. (Drop the "Salaried Man Club" tape set or trying counting all the VANITY flexis the crew has in the home piles- in the next cool-out skate park breather period (hour 2-1/2) and watch everyone sigh, count fingers and look the ground). Reissues are scarce- the "boot" of the second Tolerance lp from a couple years ago came and went w/o much of a ceremony- but this debut (the fourth release of the label landing on 1979) by the Masami Yoshikawa & Junko (no that JUNKO silly willy) Tange is a more wild, varied and EXPERIMENTAL slab to grind on and all the better for it. 
What lies inside? Lots of nearly ECM-ish acoustic flourishes over effected guitar No wave-ish (scratch that lets say the more equivalent to Japans own voice-grated guitar duo NOISE-ish) stew of things, sounding more like random Dada-eqse experiments in texture and rhythm in a sleek urban-mystery cannon that really makes your brow take some kinda action. It sounds more akin to a Dilaudid- dosed Keith Jarrett trying his best to play along to some crude Thomas Brinkmann record cutting-beat discs, while Law & Orders Brisco and Logan aggressively questioning a dog that swallowed a guitar played by a barbwire criminal (cause "I WANNA BE A HOMICIDE too@!!) harrowing away in a distant concrete slab. Might as well have Murakamis crew of suave editors from 1Q84 transcribe the unholy soundtrack from Japanese to whatever language your ears need it to be, all while standing in the "sweet water" that Elisa Lams decomposing body sunk into it from days lost hidden and rotting in a rooftop hotel pool. Who DOESNT want to hear that?? The Tolerance debut is just plain O.D.D= Occidental Dome- Damaged. 
All said and done, this is from a golden day where risks were taken and experimental music stroked the esoteric exotic fires of danger and lust, all while basking in the outsider glow of idiosyncratic glee. Take chances and be yourself, the evidence is all right here persevered for in the confusing grooves of "Anonym." Take it from this VAIN JIT - its about the best time you are spend getting "real"- REAL STRANGE. And that- is R.A.R.E = Recycled Assumptions Re-Qualified as Extraterrestrials.” - John Olson.

Artist: TRADER HORNE
Title: Morning Way
Format: LP + 7"
Label: Flashback
Country: UK
Price: $45.00
"UK-based magazine Flashback presents the inaugural release on its vinyl-only label. "I would like to see Trader Horne getting more recognition. They have that feel, that warmth in their music that brings it to life" --Robert Plant, 1970. British folk duo Trader Horne released their only album, the timeless psychedelic folk classic Morning Way, in 1970. Produced with the full involvement of members Judy Dyble and Jackie McAuley, Flashbacks reissue comes in a strictly limited edition of 500 copies, each including a numbered certificate signed by Dyble. The album is pressed on 180-gram virgin vinyl and is housed in a lavish heavyweight embossed gatefold sleeve. Also included are Trader Hornes 1970 non-album single Here Comes the Rain/Goodbye Mercy Kelly in a picture sleeve, a reproduction of the poster sent out to record shops to promote the album in March 1970, a facsimile of the large postcard that came with the earliest original copies, and a 16-page full-color booklet containing detailed notes and a treasure trove of rare memorabilia and contemporary press." - Flashback.

Artist: URBAIN AUTOPSY
Title: 1984 - 1987
Format: LP
Label: Vinyl Vidi Vici
Country: France
Price: $29.00
“URBAIN AUTOPSY was a Paris based band who released over 80 tracks on self produced tapes between 1984 and 1987. Drawing their influences from Suicide, The Residents, Throbbing Gristle to Joy Division or Bauhaus to name a few, they had their own way of combining power electronics, industrial, experimental, cold wave, post punk...
This LP contains 12 tracks emblematic of their short "career" and comes with an 8 page biography. Pressing quantity is 200. All sleeves are handmade. There are many different artworks (some of them unique), different letterings, etc.” - Vinyl Vidi Vici.

Artist: WAKHEVITCH, IGOR
Title: Docteur Faust
Format: LP
Label: Fauni Gena
Country: Spain
Price: $32.00
"Housed in a fantastic and menacing sci-fi cover courtesy of Druillet and bearing the famous dedication: "A mes grands amis Robert Wyatt et Mick Rattledge", Wakhevitchs second album was a step beyond its predecessor into a music alchemy that defies categorisation and the one that started to define his trademark sonic collage of styles and moods. Like the previous record, this was the music for a Norbert Schmucki ballet "Ergonia", premiered at Festival DAvignon 1971, and featured top french players of the era like Janick Top on bass. Oozing darkness and mistery, Wakhevitch displays a wide array of mind-bending tricks that take the listener to a wild and trippy ride into occult zones starting from the spoken word passages and open drum break of "Aimantation" to the psyched-up delirium of "Sang Poupree". Elsewhere delirious acid passages, hypnotic bass riffing, stoned funk beats, wild free-rock freak outs, avant-garde orchestral drama, dubbed-out passages and Wakhevitch trade-mark collage and sound manipulation make up to a really unique listening experience that submerges and puzzles the unexpecting listener. A psychedelic kaleidoscope full of intense moods, from stoned to thrilling drama, from medidative and mystical ritual trance to way out tape and synth manipulation that in spite of all contrast, holds together well - not unlike the similar collaged, contrasting and now much revered opus "LEnfant Assasin Des Mouches" by Jean Claude Vannier or some of Fausts work. Originally released by Pathe Marconi in 1972, it has become over the years Wakhevitchs hardest to find album and one thats been chased also because of his striking cover-art, made by no-other than Jean-Pierre Druillet, one of the top exponents of french 70s sci-fi comics school together with the great Jean Henri Gaston (better known as Moebius) which revolved around the seminal Metal Hurlant magazine. LP in gatefold cover + insert. " - Fauni Gena.
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Artist: WAKHEVITCH, IGOR
Title: Lets Start
Format: LP
Label: Fauni Gena
Country: Spain
Price: $32.00
"An unclassifiable talent, Igor WakhEvitch could be seen as an explorer like Franco Battiato, a pioneer who proliferated in the 70s with a series of highly original and unusual albums." - Alan Freeman, Audion Magazine. "Originally released in 1979, Wakhevitchs last album before definitely settling down in Auroville (India) was his most meditative and relaxed effort to date. Fruit of his 1978  stay in Israel invited by the "Mishkenot Shaananim" Foundation,  the album was again completely dominated by the composers keyboards  - hypnotic, majestic, enchanting and delicate: from the sweeping synths and fractured vocal loops of the title track to the fragility of Taddys Fruit  Garden, the lyrical spaciness of Eriador or the otherwordly impressionism of Taddys Dream : Ramallahs Road.  A masterful closing statement by this french master and a must for anyone into meditative keyboard music in the vein of Terry Riley, Deuter, JD Emmanuel or Peter Michael Hamel, to name a few. STRICTLY LIMITED TO 500 COPIES - SINGLE COVER REPRODUCING THE ORIGINAL 1979  ARTWORK - INCLUDES INSERT WITH LINER NOTES." - Fauni Gena.
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Artist: WAKHEVITCH, IGOR
Title: Logos
Format: LP
Label: Fauni Gena
Country: Spain
Price: $32.00
"Subtitled "Rituel Sonore pour Group Pop (Triangle), Choeur mixte et Bande Magnetique" and originally recorded as music from a N.Schmucki ballet premiered at Festival dAvignon 1970, this is the perfect introduction to Wakhevitch dark, powerful and often menacing sound world. An unlikely mixture of 20th century classical avant-garde, both orchestral and electronic and psychedelic rock courtesy of french psych-prog band Triangle. A strong piece which pairs epic choral parts with Wakhevitchs taped electronics and Triangles hypnotic jamming to form, in typical Wakevitch occult fashion, an ode to mans relationship with sound forces with the composer acting as a medium between the magical forces of sound and listener. The text inside the wonderul red gatefold cover holds some keys to the composers universe, mentions to early 20th russian mystic / thinker Georges Ivanovitch Gurdjieff and also Kabbalistic and Alchemistic traditions are coupled by Wakhevitchs vision of a cosmic art for the 20th century, aligning himself to similar efforts by William Sheller and Guy Skornik. No surprise since this record sits comfortably next to other period pieces like Shellers "Lux Aeterna", Skorniks "Popera Cosmic", Jason Havelocks "Pop Symphony" or even vangelis Papathanassious "Fais Que Ton Reve Soit Plus Longue Que La Nuit". Typical french post-mai 69 orchestral avant-pop vibes galore !!!! LP in gatefold cover + insert. Limited to 500 copies. Often regarded as one of the unsung geniuses of 20th century, Wakhevitchs music has puzzled and surprised listeners and critics alike since it first came out in the early 70s. His six albums, released between 1970 and 1979 contain some of the darkest and more powerful music ever commited to vinyl and have been revered and praised by inquisitive souls everywhere: from progressive rock fans and avant-garde lovers to, in more recent times, noise kids, beat diggers and modern-day bloggers alike. His is music that defies categorisation as it draws and takes elements for many disparate styles: from psych rock to 20th century classical avantgarde. Throw in some weird cut-up techniques, a penchant for sound / space manipulation and real way-out electronics and you get some of the elements that appear in this composers cookbook. No wonder his name turns up on the famed NWW list, as Steve Stapleton sometimes travels similar music mind-roads as the visionary frenchman. Born in 1948 in a small town near Cannes, son of famed russian scenographer and painter Georges Wakhevitch, Igor grew up in an artistic environment and recalls being both exposed to the russian diaspora that settled in France after the October Revolution and the artistic circle to which his father belonged who included such names as Jean Cocteau or Herbert Von Karajan. Attracted to music since very early, he studied and devoted countless hours to become a piano concertist. As teen years arrived, young Igor decided to take his own road and become a composer - he went thru all the academic degrees, becoming pupil of one of the greatest composers of the century: Olivier Messiaen. Because of his family connections, young Wakhevitch soon found himself scoring music for theather and ballet - this allowed him to present a highly personal music that often dealt with mystical and praenatural subjects (no wonder taking into account he had been in contact since an early age with traditions such as jewish Kabbala, Alchemy and Christian Orthodox mysticism). Most, if not all of his recorded output, comes from this association with the stage world - specially with american dancer and choreographer Carolyn Carson (who did work with a number of underground luminaries from the european experimental and free scenes). A chance meeting (but not on a dissecting table) in the parisian offices of Mr. Filipacchi (head of Atlantic/WEA) led to Wakhevitch being the choosen musician to score Etre Dieu - Salvador Dalis unique and unstageable opera (as it stars, amongst others, Marilyn Monroe as a stripper, Brigitte Bardot as an artichoque and Dali himself as "The Divine Dali")  in which the genius from Cadaques rants about life, death and general nonsense over Wakhevitchs ever changing sonic tapestries. Fascinated with India since a child, he started travelling to this country in the early 70s finally settling down there later that decade in Shri Aurobindos and Mirra Alfassas Auroville and travelling regularly to Europe promoting indian classical artists with his company. In the meantime, his old records have become collectable items that command high prices in the second hand market. The reissue of his six albums on a now long-unavailable cd boxset entitled "Donc..." further fuelled interest in his music so this reissue program should fill the gap in all those collections needing Wakhevitchs music. Released it as it should be enjoyed, in proper glorious analog sound. Directly licensed from Igor Wakhevicth himself, this reissues come approved and supervised by the composer who has always taken great care on how his music is presented to the people. This should open the doors to a future release of a series of unreleased works that certainly deserve to see the light." - Fauni Gena.
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Artist: WILLIAMS, PAUL H
Title: Aeroforms
Format: Cass
Label: The Tapeworm
Country: UK
Price: $8.00
"Aeroforms 1 and 2 were made around 1984/85 using a BBC Microcomputer with a Music 500 outboard synthesiser and Ample music software. This release has been mastered from that original cassette recording. I developed a generative music programme that created sound pieces within a set of boundaries. Tones were produced within a range of sound qualities, frequencies, periods and start times. Once the parameters were selected randomisation was used so that the programme chose which tones to play, how to play them, when and for how long. The parameters used made for completely different sonic experiences. Aeroforms 2 is a meditative drone piece. Aeroforms 1 is an ambient backdrop that doesnt even require the listener -- like a piece of audio furniture. Side one is for deep listening. Side two is for not-even-listening... Every time the programme was run a different performance would occur. The recordings feature the first 45 minutes of each piece which are eternal in length..." --Paul H Williams, London, November 13, 2014.

Artist: YOST, PHIL
Title: Touchwoods Dream
Format: LP
Label: No Label
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Known for occupying the fringe of the Takoma roster alongside Craig Leon and Charlie Nothing, multi instrumentalist Phil Yost recorded two classic albums, Bent City & Fog-Hat Ramble, for the label before releasing his third, Touchwoods Dream, on his own. Using Soprano Sax, Flute, Bass, Guitar and Percussion, Yost creates a unique form of Psychedelic Folk-Jazz that reflects the natural beauty of the San Francisco Bay Area he called home. Euro Import with Paste-on covers." - De Stijl.

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