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Artist: A.I.Z.
Title: Chaos Primaire (Black vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $24.00
"Chaos Primaire is the unreleased first album by A.I.Z., recorded in 1982. This music is reminiscent of electronic material from Throbbing Gristle. Standard black vinyl in an edition of 300." - Rotorelief.

Artist: A.I.Z.
Title: Chaos Primaire (Red Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $27.00
Red vinyl version. Edition of 200. "Chaos Primaire is the unreleased first album by A.I.Z., recorded in 1982. This music is reminiscent of electronic material from Throbbing Gristle." - Rotorelief.

Artist: AK MUSICK
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Mental Experience
Country: Spain
Price: $27.00
"Mental Experience present first ever reissue of AK Musick, originally released in 1972. Radical, freaked-out sound with hints of free-jazz, improv and avant-garde, AK Musick was an improv collective assembled by clarinetist Hans Kumpf to "make music in a very democratic way". The five players had a classical education but they were also influenced by avant-garde composers like Helmut Lachenmann and Johannes Fritsch. Their only album, AK Musick, was recorded at the famous Bauer Studios in just three hours and engineered by Martin Wieland, who had previously worked with Keith Jarrett for the ECM label. A wide arrangement of instruments were used: clarinet, cello, oboe, organ, piano, darbuka, tam-tam, ektare, flute, zither. Includes the amazing "Impro-Vision" which sounds like electronic music, but using only natural instruments. AK Musick saw the light in 1972 on Kumpfs own AKM Records label. It was a private homemade edition of 150 copies, with spray-printed covers. During the 70s, AKM Records was also home to other free-jazz rarities like Free Blacks by Perry Robinson/Hans Kumpf (1976), where Hans also collaborated with his friend Wolfgang Dauner, and In Time by Theo Jörgensmann (1977). Reissue under license from Hans Kumpf. Remastered sound; Insert with liner notes by Klemen Breznikar (Its Psychedelic Baby) plus rare photos and memorabilia. LP edition includes download code. RIYL: Anima, Annexus Quam, Albrecht D, Gulda, Nihilist Spasm Band, Nurse With Wound." - Mental Experience.

Artist: AK MUSICK
Title: s/t
Format: CD
Label: Mental Experience
Country: Spain
Price: $18.00
"Mental Experience present first ever reissue of AK Musick, originally released in 1972. Radical, freaked-out sound with hints of free-jazz, improv and avant-garde, AK Musick was an improv collective assembled by clarinetist Hans Kumpf to "make music in a very democratic way". The five players had a classical education but they were also influenced by avant-garde composers like Helmut Lachenmann and Johannes Fritsch. Their only album, AK Musick, was recorded at the famous Bauer Studios in just three hours and engineered by Martin Wieland, who had previously worked with Keith Jarrett for the ECM label. A wide arrangement of instruments were used: clarinet, cello, oboe, organ, piano, darbuka, tam-tam, ektare, flute, zither. Includes the amazing "Impro-Vision" which sounds like electronic music, but using only natural instruments. AK Musick saw the light in 1972 on Kumpfs own AKM Records label. It was a private homemade edition of 150 copies, with spray-printed covers. During the 70s, AKM Records was also home to other free-jazz rarities like Free Blacks by Perry Robinson/Hans Kumpf (1976), where Hans also collaborated with his friend Wolfgang Dauner, and In Time by Theo Jörgensmann (1977). Reissue under license from Hans Kumpf. Remastered sound; Insert with liner notes by Klemen Breznikar (Its Psychedelic Baby) plus rare photos and memorabilia. LP edition includes download code. RIYL: Anima, Annexus Quam, Albrecht D, Gulda, Nihilist Spasm Band, Nurse With Wound." - Mental Experience.

Artist: ALBRECHT/D
Title: Far Out and East
Format: LP
Label: Dead Mind
Country: Netherlands
Price: $24.00
“Albrecht/D. (Dietrich Albrecht) was born in Thüringen in 1944. Influenced by Raoul Hausmann, Hans Arp and Kurt Schwitters he became an artist in 1966 and founded Reflection Press in 1968 to published a wide variety of magazines and cassettes. Albrecht was associated with the Fluxus movement and an active member of the mail-art community. He worked and performed with leading artists such as Joseph Beuys, Nam June Paik, Wolf Vostell and Throbbing Gristle. His first album, Endless Music, came out in 1974 and in 1979 he was included in the famous NWW-list.
In the early 90s Albrecht recorded a session for a release on Slowscan Records but the project got shelved. Edited and mastered in 2016 these recordings are now finally available. ‘Far East And Out contains 4 home recorded, improvised and minimalist pieces using percussion, cymbals, bells, flute and guitar. Introvert, meditative and definite endless music.Limited to 200 copies.” - Dead Mind.

Artist: ANAL MAGIC AND REV. DWIGHT FRIZZELL
Title: Beyond The Black Crack
Format: LP
Label: Paradigm Discs
Country: UK
Price: $25.00
"Paradigm Discs present a 40th anniversary vinyl reissue of Anal Magic And Rev. Dwight Frizzells Beyond The Black Crack. It was originally released in mono, in an edition of 200 by Cavern Custom in 1976. Beyond the Black Crack was the concept of Reverend Dwight Frizzell, a musician, film maker, doctor of metaphysics and minister in the Universal Church of Life. Mentioned on the pivotal Nurse With Wound list, it remains a little known classic and one of the most unique listening experiences in modern experimental music. Recorded between 1974 and 1976 in locations as diverse as factories, the pyramid opposite Harry Trumans grave site, as well as more "conventional" concert settings. Beyond The Black Crack is a dark, dizzying and exhilarating journey through free jazz, electronics and environmental sound, all shattered by Frizzells radical tape editing. This reissue has been remastered from the tapes. Includes a four-page booklet with photos from the time; Pressed at Optimal in an edition of 500 (numbered)." - Paradigm Discs.

Artist: BECKER/STEGMAN/ZEUMER
Title: Ich Traume So Leise Von Dir
Format: 12"
Label: Music From Memory
Country: Netherlands
Price: $20.00
"Music From Memory present a few tracks from Heinz Becker, Karl-Heinz Stegmann and Isabel Zeumers 1987 album Ich Träume So Leise Von Dir. One off German studio project with spoken word and electronics." - Music From Memory.

Artist: BLACK MANUAL
Title: Mordendo Remixed
Format: 12"
Label: Portals Editions
Country: Germany
Price: $18.00
"Black Manual was formed by Jan St. Werner in 2012, following with Mordendo (2013) which intertwined the dynamics of speaker compositions with Afro-Brazilian sound patterns. Portals Editions present four new distillations of "Mordendo". Cut Hands draws the spirit out of "Mordendo" in his signature glorious ritualistic fashion. James Ginzburg (Bleed Turquoise) of Emptyset, summons the soul and amplifies it with cathartic synth stabs in unison with martial percussive bursts. Africaine 808s Dirk Leyers (Format01) mechanizes the chaos in to a rhythmic spell. Ketev carries the listener off into the great unknown with his amniotic drones and hypnotic inward movements." - Portals Editions.

Artist: BLOD
Title: Kare Jesus/Mandys Bil
Format: 7"
Label: I Dischi Del Barone
Country: Sweden
Price: $10.00
“Another nerve-wrecking tape collage work from the Gothenburg-based Blod. Spun from the circle around Enhet För Fri Musik, Blod uses found cassettes to create bizarre glimpses of an extremely cold but thrilling north. Thrift store gems of private home recordings of children singing, random conversations and crude boom box experimentation, sometimes spiced up with sparse instrumentation and always layered with a rudimentary paus-rec ff-rewind editing. Theres a humorous vein often absent in contemporary tape music, yet the private nature of the source material adds a disturbing flavour. Its often like breaking in into someones living room on a Saturday night and hiding behind the rugged IKEA family couch. Käre Jesus is based on repeated snippets from a Christian congregation somewhere in Sweden, classic A-side material and the one for the charts. The slow burner Mandys Bil on the flipside investigates how gruelling it can be to own a car.
200 copies. Black vinyl, white cardboard sleeve with postcard attached, stamped white labels, insert. Four different cover variations. Plays at 45rpm." - I Dischi Del Barone.

Artist: BLONDES, JAMES CAMPBELL & I.U.D.
Title: Wade Guyton Kunsthalle Zurich
Format: 4 LP Set
Label: Crystal Hotel
Country: Germany
Price: $62.00
"On August 31, 2013, for the opening of Wade Guytons exhibition at Kunsthalle Zürich, Blondes, James Campbell and I.U.D. each performed in front of one Guytons expansive canvases. This 4 LP vinyl record acts as a catalog for the four gallery exhibition with a double gatefold that unfolds to present a model of the installation. Each record contains one performance from the night, and corresponds directly to the painting in front of which the performance took place. Filled with organic growth and decay, Blondes find ways of creating a sonic environment that feels removed from the artificial perfection of computers. In this performance theyve reacted to the room of the Kunsthalle, reinterpreting the tracks from their celebrated album Swisher (2013), restraining the percussion to make room for washes of reverb and textured melody. James Campbells performance explores the resonance of the space. Filtered amplifiers concentrate pools of room tones that pulse under minimal percussion. By processing his drums and sequenced oscillators through delay feedback he produces a skittering phase interference moire. Sparse and entrancing, Campbells drumming obliterates into powerful drone. I.U.D. are Lizzi Bougatsos and Sadie Laska, who drum up a fierce sound over lots of fractured noise, primal percussion and abstract vocals while Spencer Sweeney accompanies on guitar and drums. Their Kunsthalle performance was a welcome blast of pungent discord. Previous releases on Social Registry include the Dead Womb 7" (2007) and The Proper Sex (2009). I.U.D. has been described by Prefix Magazine as "a welcome blast of pungent discord driven by a lurid sexuality that feels both filthy and funny." - Crystal Hotel.

Artist: BORED YOUNG ADULTS
Title: Shy Dancers of Bungalowdorf Beach
Format: 12"
Label: Trilogy Tapes
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
"Shy Dancers On Bungalowdorf Beach begins with a funereal horn, and the pace of what follows resembles a procession more than the stampede typical of a Blawan record. To be clear, it still bangs. Roberts reserve is relative, as Check Up From The Neck Up demonstrates. Built from rusted percussion and an undulating drone, Check Up From The Neck Up has a skipping gait that recalls Roberts early explorations of UK dance music. But Shy Dancers On Bungalowdorf Beach isnt a comprehensive synthesis of old and new. It casts a narrow focus on texture -- the dirtier, the better. On the title track and Check Up From The Neck Up, that can be a little drab. But We Need This Bench, however, bonds earthy tones to sparkling chimes, coiled around the track like Christmas lights, and sweeping synth pads. Its a glimpse of a producer lightening up, not slowing down. As Bored Young Adults, Roberts takes an opportunity to explore another side of himself." - Resident Advisor.

Artist: BRODIER, JACQUES
Title: Xhos De Villemahu
Format: Double LP
Label: Penultimate Press
Country: UK
Price: $46.00
"Penultimate Press present the second full length release by the acclaimed French inventor, instrument builder, musician, visual artist, researcher and writer Jacques Brodier. Following up the 2012 release Filtre De Réalité, Xhos De Villemahu expands Brodiers vision tenfold with two LPs worth of inexplicable audio recorded between 2009-2016. Operating from Le Havre, France since the 1970s, Jacques Brodier has created a uniquely personal vision that incorporates music, writings, paintings and drawings. Over the years he has amassed a large amount of material in all of these fields. The music he conjures from his self-built instrument, the Filtre De Réalité (Filter of Reality), harnesses the energies found in shortwave radio, harmonic strings, sensors, sheet metal and rotating glass spheres of sand. The resulting audio shatters time and space with voices of the deep past slamming up against a fantastic present. Frequencies dance in a whirl of frenzied excitement whilst elements of a cosmic science fiction leave a trail of neon lit bewilderment. A vast amount of writings, painting and drawings support the enormous world Brodier has constructed over the years. Xhos De Villemahu is an attempt to capture this substantial and significant world view into a complete package. Xhos De Villemahu arrives as a deluxe double LP in a gloss gatefold sleeve featuring a 32-page A4 booklet of images, essays and texts written by Brodier for the occasion. Utterly unique in vision and scope, Xhos De Villemahu is absolutely an experience unlike any other." - Penultimate Press.
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Artist: CARETAKER, THE
Title: Everywhere At The End Of Time
Format: LP
Label: History Always Favours the Winner
Country: UK
Price: $25.00
"Everywhere At The End of Time is the first in a series of six albums by The Caretaker, aka James Leyland Kirby, slowly cataloguing the stages of early onset dementia. Each album will reveal new points of progression, loss and disintegration, progressively falling further and further towards the abyss of complete memory loss and nothingness. Viewing dementia as a series of stages can be a useful way to understand the illness, but it is important to realize that this only provides a rough guide to the progress of the condition. Drawing on a recorded history of 20 years of recollected memories, this is one final journey and study into recreating the progression of dementia through sound. As the first in the series - and despite its typically frayed loop construction, this volume is the most lucid - subsequent instalments will continue to move into faded obscurity and material erosion. Mastered and cut by Andreas Lupo Lubich. Artwork by Ivan Seal." - History Always Favours the Winner.

Artist: CARRION, ULISES
Title: Dear Reader. Dont Read
Format: CD/Book
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $40.00
"Key figure in Mexican conceptual art, Ulises Carrión was an artist, editor, curator, and theorist of the post-1960s international artistic avant-garde. Dear Reader. Dont Read, an A4-size, 272-page book with CD, issued in collaboration with the Museum Reina Sofia in Madrid within the context of Carrion large retrospective, is focused on Ulises Carrións personal and groundbreaking approach, managing to illustrate all aspects of his artistic and intellectual work. This includes books, magazines, videos, films, sound pieces, mail art, public projects, and performances, along with Carrións initiatives as curator, editor, distributor, lecturer, archivist, art theorist, and writer. It is a significant body of original work structured to place a spotlight on every facet of his production. Without losing sight of the unclassifiable nature of his oeuvre, this book emphasizes Ulises Carrións constant search for new cultural strategies and the extent to which his projects were determined by two fundamental themes: structure and language. These represent artistic guidelines influenced by a literary education, which he invariably struggled against, and are pervasive in his work. This duality corresponds to the exhibition title Dear Reader. Dont Read which illustrates his ambiguous relation to literature, a recurring theme in his work. Due to his interest in new art forms and innovative trends, Carrión actively participated in most of the artistic disciplines of his time. He co-founded the independent artist-run space In-Out Center in Amsterdam and founded the legendary bookshop-gallery Other Books and So (1975-79), the first of its kind dedicated to the presentation, production, and distribution of publications that were no longer literary texts nor about art, but rather books that were art or, as Carrión himself called them, "non-books, anti-books, pseudo books, quasi books, concrete books, visual books, conceptual books, structural books, project books, statement books, instruction books". Along with his artistic activities, Ulises Carrión developed a wide range of theoretical work having a great influence on young visual artists. It is fascinating to see that Ulises Carrións theories are seemingly precursors to more recent art theories of the twenty-first-century digital world. During his most creative artistic period, he participated in the international mail art network which Carrión considered a kind of guerilla strategy." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: CHADWICK, SARAH MARY
Title: This Fits/This is Familiar
Format: 7"
Label: I Dischi Del Barone
Country: Sweden
Price: $10.00
“One of the most played albums in the IDDB office of 2015 was Sarah Mary Chadwicks 9 Classic Tracks (Siltbreeze). On this 7" the Melbourne-based artist gives us two tracks from the same session as the new album Roses Always Die which was recently released on Rice Is Nice. Two tracks of just guitar and vocals, stripped down to the bare minimum and driven by an austere ambience. As always, 200 copies, black vinyl, white cardboard sleeve with postcard attached, stamped white labels, insert. Plays at 45rpm.” - I Dischi Del Barone.

Artist: CHILD, ANTHONY
Title: Electronic Recordings from Maui Jungle Vol. 2
Format: Double LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $31.00
"Anthony Child, AKA Surgeon, presents the second volume of recordings of Buchla Music Easel recorded in the jungle of Maui. Again, Childs is in a more ambient guise and setting, as the calm breath of the jungle sets a real time back-drop for his electronic explorations. There is no additional layering and all environmental sounds simply "occurred" throughout the improvisations. The range on display veers from melodic drones to sparkling arpeggios all revolving around a thick bed of electronic (Buchla) and acoustic (environmental) interplay. "Nine Personality Type Map" hovers on a bed of syncopated rhythms whilst the nearby sonic mist of the forest seethes in-and-out of the frame whilst "A Nightfall Of Diamonds" provides a sonic analogy for the darkness and light contradiction that occurs only in such rich natural environments. The simultaneous acts of improvising, listening and creating provide a rich setting for the curious listener. Another gem in a catalog filled with gold. Recorded in Haiku-Pauwela, Maui between February 3rd and 14th of 2016." - Editions Mego.

Artist: CLYDE, KYLE EYRE
Title: Eaux
Format: Cass
Label: Ultra Violet Light
Country: USA
Price: $7.50
"Kyle Eyre Clyd began her solo noise project using unclaimed electronics left behind at her residence, Brooklyns Silent Barn. Since then, her semi-outsider status—as a Southerner among the Northeasts local scenes, a non-musician amongst musicians, a woman amongst men—has allowed her to develop a unique voice, tangential to the harsh noise genre. On "Eaux", her debut release on Ultraviolet Light, Clyd combines ARP 2600 synthesizer performance, mixer feedback, tape/digital manipulation and field recording. Extended percussion samples & recording by Chris Robert, sampled accordion & bass performed by Peter J. Bowling & recorded with him at his house, sampled guitar initially performed by Keith Connolly and recorded by Mike Fellows. Edition of 150. " - Ultra Violet Light.

Artist: COMELADE, PASCAL
Title: Rocanrolorama (1974-2016)
Format: 6 CD Box
Label: Because Music
Country: France
Price: $46.00
"Since the release of his first album in 1975, Pascal Comelade has worked profusely and participated in numerous collaborations with Richard Pinhas, PJ Harvey and Robert Wyatt. His compositions, depending on the period and their singular mixes, are reminiscent of MC5, Erik Satie, Nino Rota, Ennio Morricone and Suicide. Pascal Comelade has created a language, dancing on an indefinitely moving musical skeleton, from stripped-down sexiness to overly dressed orchestral sounds, by successive combinations, mixing both folklore, underground, repetitive and variety music, pataphysical riffs and toy-like instruments. He is a renowned artist, extensively supported by the general and musical press. Rocanrolorama (1974-2016) is the result of a process Pascal Comelade started in 2011, re-reading his repertoire which includes albums, cassettes, unreleased and exclusive material, live, alternative, re-recorded and re-worked versions. This self-revisited anthology is a six-CD box set, including an exclusive hand-numbered lithograph and a 72-page booklet with notes, credits, drawings; Edition of 1000. CD 1, My Degeneration (1974-1986), features: David Cunningham (Flying Lizards), Richard Pinhas (Heldon), Armand Miralles (Heriatus), Victor Nubla (Macromassa). CD 2, Slow Musics (1980-1997), features: Laurent Sinclair (Taxi-Girl), Mark Cunningham (Mars), members of the punk band from Montpellier OTH, General Alcazar. CD 3, Patafisiskal Polska (1992-1996), features: Toti Soler, Pierre Bastien, Jac Berrocal, Bel Canto Orquestra. CD 4, Musiques De Genre (1996-2000), features: PJ Harvey, Jean-Hervé Peron (Faust), Robert Wyatt, Miossec, Jac Berrocal, Jaki Liebezeit (Can), Bel Quanto Orquestra. CD 5, Espontex Sinfonia (2000-2008), features: Sergi Lopez, Bel Canto Orquestra, Cabo San Roque, The Liminanas, La Cobla Sant Jordi." - Because Music.

Artist: CORNER, PHILIP
Title: PoorManMusic (Box Set)
Format: LP Box Set
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $950.00
Edition limited to 30 copies. "Art edition of PoorManMusic, a classic Fluxus work by Philip Corner from 1966 and first released by alga marghen in 2015. Edition limited to 30 copies. Including: A signed and numbered LP sleeve with hand-drawn calligraphy on front and hand-drawn score on the back, a signed and numbered black-vinyl LP record with hand-written labels, a signed and numbered print with hand-made graphic interventions, a signed and numbered score print, a signed and numbered 4-page printed text with graphics, dry leaves, a wooden comb, a metal ring, a piece of black and white fabric, four plastic bottle caps in different colors, two ropes, a date pit, a cherry pit. The whole magnificently presented in a luxury linen box. Homemade noise made by, among others, Philip Corner, Max Neuhaus, Steve Reich, James Tenney, Malcolm Goldstein, Jackson Mac Low, Dick Higgins, Alison Knowles, Carolee Schneemann, Jerome Rothenberg... the Technicians of the Sacred. Gift Event III: A Celebration for poets, musicians, and dancers, based on the orders of the Seneca Indian Eagle Dance and performed at the Judson Dance Theatre, Judson Memorial Church, New York City, March 21 and 22, 1967." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: DALTON, KAREN
Title: Its So Hard to Tell Whos Going to Love You the Best
Format: CD/DVD
Label: Megaphone UK
Country: UK
Price: $21.00
"Major 2015 re-release of this absolutely essential all-time classic folk/blues album, originally released in 1969 and reissued by Megaphone in 2006. Includes booklet and stunning DVD with archival footage. Discovered by Fred Neil, produced by Nik Venet (the man who signed The Beach Boys and took The Beatles to America), and hugely influential on Tim Hardin, Karen Dalton is the lost girl of Greenwich Village, and this is her debut album. Bob Dylan, in his bestselling memoir Chronicles: Volume One (2004), writes, "My favorite singer in the place was Karen Dalton. She was a tall white blues singer and guitar player, funky, lanky and sultry... Karen had a voice like Billie Holidays and played the guitar like Jimmy Reed and went all the way with it. I sang with her a couple of times."" - Megaphone UK.

Artist: DEMDIKE STARE
Title: Wonderland
Format: Double LP
Label: Modern Love
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
Gatefold sleeve. "A project that came to life fueled by collectors obsession and a life-long willingness to dive head-first into unknown musical wormholes, Miles Whittaker and Sean Canty have never been defined by a singular musical trajectory. Their opening salvo of releases dabbled with the aesthetic of the occult and provided an alternate, parallax view of the Italian Library records with which they were both obsessed at the time, but as their long running mixtape series and brilliantly curated DDS label attest, their interests extend far outside the crevices of early electronic music and into dance music, dancehall, roots, jungle, techno, industrial, noise and beyond. While 2013s Testpressing series provided an outlet for mostly club-based productions shot from the hip, Wonderland, their first album since 2012s Elemental, has been constructed with a narrative in mind. From the clipped hard-style of the opening "Curzon", through the jaunty dancehall mutations of "Animal Style" and "FullEdge", exotica/house refractions on "Hardnoise", the frankly ridiculous, bass-bin destroying jungle ructions on "Sourcer", or the extended tease of "Overstaying", its probably the most enjoyable and loose-limbed hour of music in their catalog, or that youll likely hear in these weird, angst-ridden times. Mastered and cut by Matt Colton." - Modern Love.

Artist: DERBYSHIRE, DELIA AND ELSA STANSFIELD
Title: Circle Of Light
Format: LP
Label: Trunk
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
"A highly important previously unreleased soundtrack for Circle Of Life, created in 1972 by musician Delia Derbyshire and artist Elsa Stansfield. The soundtrack is a mix of concrete ideas, sound design, tape manipulation, natural environmental sounds and birdsong. The recording was originally commissioned by director, producer and art collector Anthony Roland for his 1972 film about the slides of radical stills photographer Pamela Bone. The film has been rarely seen and the soundtrack has never been released until now. This is the longest known work by Delia Derbyshire - either alone or in association with anyone else - and has been licensed by Trunk Records exclusively worldwide from the Anthony Roland archive/collection. Mastered by Jon Brooks, AKA The Advisory Circle. Full color single LP sleeve. Single LP on standard black wax." - Trunk.

Artist: DNA
Title: A Taste Of DNA
Format: 12"
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"New Yorks DNA have had a massive effect on alternative/indie rock around the world, despite the trio never releasing a full-length studio album during their four year tenure (1978-82). Various groups citing them as an influence have included Sonic Youth, Boredoms, Big Black and Blonde Redhead (the latter taking their name from DNAs most-famous song). While the bands explosive live performances captivated audiences, extant recordings captured DNAs dynamic sound and savage economy in songwriting. Originally released in 1981, A Taste Of DNA remains a primary source for No Wave archaeologists. Singer/guitarist Arto Lindsay and drummer Ikue Mori are joined by bassist and Pere Ubu founding-member Tim Wright. Across the EPs six anti-epic tracks, the band charges forward with jagged guitars and dislocated grooves, while Lindsays guttural screams create a thoroughly personal semantics. As Marc Masters writes in the liner notes, A Taste Of DNA has a kind of sum-of-parts insanity, wherein every musical element sounds conventionally off, like puzzle pieces purposefully jammed together at the wrong ends. This first-time vinyl reissue is recommended for fans of The Contortions Buy and Red Crayolas The Parable Of Arable Land." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: DOCKSTADER, TOD
Title: Electronic Vol. 1
Format: LP
Label: Mordant Music
Country: UK
Price: $29.00
"Cardboard box, Aldwych...the Boosey & Hawkes tape bakery...an occasional MM haunt...1979 resuscitated...coMMissioned plasm portrait...Tod Dockstaders synth-based library production music lives again with the first of two bulbous volumes...to this day TD remains a gargant of free-spirited nocturnal composition...shards of avant garde on the trunk line...Vibrations Inc...." - Mordant Music.
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Artist: ETANT DONNES
Title: Le Soleil, La Mer, Le Coeur Et Les Etoiles (Black Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $25.00
"Rotorelief present Le Soleil, La Mer, Le Coeur Et Les Etoiles, recorded in 1982 but previously unreleased. This music, like all first works of Etant Donnes, was made without any instrument or effect - It is the fruit of long work on raw sound material coming only from nature field recordings. Standard black vinyl in an edition of 300." - Rotorelief.

Artist: ETANT DONNES
Title: Le Soleil, La Mer, Le Coeur Et Les Etoiles (Red Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $27.00
Red vinyl version in an edition of 200. "Rotorelief present Le Soleil, La Mer, Le Coeur Et Les Etoiles, recorded in 1982 but previously unreleased. This music, like all first works of Etant Donnes, was made without any instrument or effect - It is the fruit of long work on raw sound material coming only from nature field recordings." - Rotorelief.

Artist: FALL, THE
Title: Hex Enduction Hour
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"Hex Enduction Hour was originally conceptualized as the death knell for The Fall. Beleaguered by career uncertainty and guided by vague premonitions of collapse, Mark E. Smith declared that one full hour was needed to thoroughly and perhaps finally state his case with The Fall. This framework resulted in a true classic of the post-punk era and an album that gave The Fall their first taste of album chart success, thankfully removing surrender from the equation. Recorded in haste in both Iceland and England in late 1981, the performances on Hex Enduction Hour are among the bands most urgent and distinctive. The album begins with the severe provocation of The Classical and the terse punk of Jawbone And The Air-Rifle, but its Hip Priest that stands out as Smiths calling-card theme, a song that would become inextricable from his character (or perception thereof) in the years that followed. The elongated And This Day fittingly positions the band as spell-casters, closing the hour by filling every conceivable bit of space with wild, primitive percussion and whimsical electric piano. Superior Viaducts edition is the first time that Hex Enduction Hour has been available on vinyl domestically since its initial release in 1982. Liner notes by Brian Turner." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: FALL, THE
Title: Room to Live
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"On Room To Live, The Fall take the hurried, all-or-nothing approach of their preceding Kamera Records releases to extreme ends. Forged via Mark E. Smiths continual disassembling of players and focus on previously unrehearsed material, the album collects The Falls most experimental and improvisational recordings. As proclaimed on the album cover, Undilutable Slang Truth! would be revealed throughout Room To Live. With the albums comparatively lo-fi production and always- teetering performances, the title track comes closest to a stab at pop (by The Falls standards), built on fantastically bent saloon swaying under one of Smiths by-now characteristic dressing-downs of square life. Detective Instinct is an unshakeable creeper, as languid and ominous as the band would get during the Marc Riley years. Marquis Cha Cha is a post-punk rhumba, beginning with fury and then easing into something only The Fall could conjure. Superior Viaducts edition is the first time that Room To Live has been available on vinyl domestically since its initial release in 1982. Liner notes by Brian Turner." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: FÖRDÄMNING
Title: #10
Format: Mag
Label: I Dischi Del Barone
Country: Sweden
Price: $5.00
"Printed in October 2016. Interviews with Russell Walker and Korea Undok Group. A feature on Betley Welcomes Careful Drivers. Speaker Crackle In The Garden (NZ lathe cuts - Part II)Reviews. A5, 24 pages. 250 copies." - I Dischi Del Barone.

Artist: FEATURES, THE
Title: X-Features
Format: LP
Label: Flying Nun
Country: New Zealand
Price: $22.00
"The Features, perhaps more than anybody, were the band that provided the stylistic delineation between punk and post-punk in the Auckland, New Zealand scene. The band formed in late 1979, led by Jed Town (guitar) and James Pinker (drums). Both were members of The Superettes with Paul Kean (later The Bats), and when Kean left to join Toy Love they pulled in Karel Van Bergen (vocals, ex-Primmers), and Chris Orange (bass, ex-Terrorways) to complete the line-up. Features are repeatedly named as a primary influence by many acts that followed them, breaking down, as they did, the barriers that had been constructed by the first and second waves of New Zealand punk." - Flying Nun.

Artist: FLYING CALVITTOS
Title: Goodbye You Spaghetti Punks
Format: 7"
Label: Insolito
Country: Germany
Price: $11.00
"An obscure Record by an obscure band. A true Australian DIY Classic that isnt much known outside of OZ. Were really proud to get this EP re-released for the first time." - Insolito.
"Flying Calvittos - Goodbye You Spaghetti Punks (Groove Records, Australia 1980) A strange noise-rock monstrosity from the nation behind, come to think of it, some of the finest records in the genre (SPKs "No More," Slugfuckers "Deaf Disco", any early Tactics). This record however is hopelessly obscure, and doesnt have much of a reputation outside of the want lists of Oz-punk completists. That is wrong, wrong! The EP ranges from sick, amazing Electric Eels/X Blank X noise/art/punk howl to Residents-y blubber to the oddly anthemic klutzy and scrappy atmosphere of the title track. It is odd that this band sank without much of a trace, especially as it seems like they hailed from Sydney." - Johan Kugelberg.

Artist: FRANK HURRICANE
Title: Mountain Brew Light
Format: LP
Label: Feeding Tube
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Frank Hurricane is a steward of benevolent mischief, and there is no slowing his holy roll. He has inhaled deeply from a wide swath of this countrys bizarre atmospheres, and when he exhales, one gets the distinct impression that he might actually be making some sort of sense out of an entire host of experiences that might otherwise simply confuse and confound. Frank has yanked terms such as spiritual or haunted down from their ridiculous alters and placed them into tactile, more nuanced tonal motifs. The words dont take on new meanings, per se, but they do exhibit new shades, new hints of character. And character is something sorely lacking in these rotten times. Frank Hurricane gives such terms breath, and through that breath they live anew. Thats what literature is, I think. Theres a propulsive thrust here, a bottom end, a deep bass bed, and above it everything else does soar and fly. Franks legitimately unique storytelling abilities are allowed to swim to their own peculiar rhythms. Its trite to say that any artist (let alone musician) marches to the beat of their own drum, but in this case the phrase becomes not only accurate, but necessary. All told, this is some sort of distillation of a vision. You distill some things, and you end up with bullshit - dogma, restrictive formal constraints, hate. You distill things another way and you end up with holy whiskey. Or love. No matter your poison - yeti, racquetball, tennis, pool, whatever - all are welcome at the Hurricanes table." - Matt Krefting, 2016.

Artist: GAMBOA, GUIDO
Title: Saturdays Notes
Format: LP
Label: Guido Gamboa
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
“The debut LP by Chicago-based artist Guido Gamboa, Saturdays Notes is a multi-faceted collection of sonic studies born from a day of studious and diaristic note-taking. The music flows in idiosyncratic segments taking on a form akin to an artists sketchbook, constantly crossing and challenging the line between the aesthetically curious and the personally candid. Various influences are apparent as the listener is weaved in and out of hollowed concrète construction zones, beds of frayed and tangled electroacoustics, irreverent noise chambers and catatonic lo-fi tape haunts. At times unsettlingly intense and at others laughably informal, Saturdays Notes serves as both a rigorous fledgeling artistic statement and an exhaustively introspective “note to self.”
Saturdays Notes comes in a UV gloss sleeve with full color labels and download cards, in an edition of 200.”

Artist: GEBRU, TSEGE MARIAM
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"At last! The second LP in our ongoing series of releases from Mariam Tsege Gebru! More 1960s recordings of her truly unique solo piano performances. Mariam Tsege Gebru is a true original - her playing is somewhere between Erik Satie, Debussy, liturgical music of the Coptic Ethiopian Church and Ethiopian traditional music. It is some of the most moving piano music you will ever hear! All original compositions available for the first time on vinyl beyond the original early 1960s editions, which are completely impossible to find. Old school tip on cover with gold foil printing. A must have master piece for anyone who needs some spiritual comfort." - Mississippi.

Artist: GHOSTWRITER
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: S-S
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"The small towns of Californias northern Central Valley have an eerie loneliness to them. Cinematically, take Two-Lane Blacktop and fuse it with Neil Youngs Human Highway. Fix that into music and youd get something like Ghostwriter. Odd rock & roll from Orland, California, the home of the dearly departed Nothing People (and theater organ legend George Wright), Ghostwriter lurks in the dust-caked shadows of rusted old cars and obsolete, solid state, electronic instruments. The Chrome-meets-psych sounds of the Nothing People is there, with some haunted rockabilly à la Alan Vega, Residents-like wooziness, and something that conjures the words paranoid closet. These outsider/loner rock sounds will be listened to for years to come." - S-S.

Artist: HAINO, KEIJI
Title: 1973 Live - Milky Way
Format: LP
Label: Black Truffle
Country: Australia
Price: $26.00
"Black Truffle present the first vinyl issue of Keiji Hainos Milky Way. Originally released as a limited CD in Japan by the short lived Mom N Dad Productions in 1993, this release documents a blistering live performance recorded in Kyoto in 1973, five years before the formation of the first line-up of Fushitsusha, and eight years before Hainos first solo album. Working with a mysterious set-up including primitive electronics, homemade acoustic instruments, piano and voice, Haino lets loose a single 48-minute psychedelic maelstrom, marrying the immersive echo-fields of kosmische music to the rough and ready hands-on feel of classic 1960s live electronics à la MEV or Robert Ashleys Wolfman. Despite the absence of guitar, this recording clearly lays the groundwork for the epic blowouts which were to make Hainos name in years to come, building up to a point of almost unbearable intensity in its final minutes as Hainos voice wails over a wall of distorted DIY electronics. At times presaging the psychedelic noise of C.C.C.C., Milky Way shows Hainos singular intensity and ritualistic performance style already in full flower at this early date in his long career. Presented in raw and immediate room fidelity (complete with dramatic tape drop-out), this is both an essential historical document and a classic performance in its own right. Presented in a deluxe heavyweight sleeve with an inner sleeve featuring Hainos poetry in Japanese, with an English translation by Alan Cummings. Original design by Keiji Haino & Yasunori Arai. LP reissue design via Stephen OMalley. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at D&M, Berlin June 2016." - Black Truffle.

Artist: HATERS, THE
Title: Future Cheers
Format: LP
Label: Urashima
Country: Italy
Price: $25.00
"Urashima present the first vinyl version of The Haterss Future Cheers, originally released on cassette in 1986. The Haters are a noise and conceptual art troupe from the United States. Founded in 1979, they are one of the earliest and most well-known acts in the modern noise scene. The group is primarily the work of the Hollywood, California-based musician, artist, writer, and film-maker GX Jupitter-Larsen, accompanied by a constantly changing line-up of other "members," usually local experimental musicians and artists in whatever town in which a Haters performance happens to take place. Future Cheers was an early astonishing cassette remastered and remixed for this reissue by GX in Los Angeles, 2016. "I destroy out of joy, not despair. I dont destroy out of anger. I destroy out of curiosity. I tear things apart to see what makes them tick. I want to take time apart to see what makes it tick-tock. I enjoy destroying everything because I enjoy leaving nothing un-destroyed. My noise acts as a kind of audio account or authentic evidence of this ceaseless, perpetual bittersweet happiness we call entropy." -- GX. Pressed on 140 gram black vinyl with a black label and a black inner sleeve. Comes in a deluxe silver silkscreen on a black cardboard sleeve with an original picture. Edition of 200." - Urashima.

Artist: HEADROOM
Title: s/t
Format: Cass
Label: C/Site
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
Limited to 100.
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Artist: IDEA FIRE COMPANY
Title: The Synthetic Elements
Format: LP
Label: Crisis of Taste
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Crisis of Taste is thrilled to offer The Synthetic Elements, a new LP by stalwarts of the outré Avant Garde, Idea Fire Company. For the better part of three decades Karla Borecky and Scott Foust have charted their own distinct course through the choppy waters of the experimental underground, their only interaction with the countless flash in the pan trends whipping passed their sails being a direct refutation of them. Often enjoying the company of a number of like-minded champions of the cause, The Synthetic Elements sees the core duo of Borecky and Foust continuing the reductive tactics of their most recent ‘chamber music period, as heard on landmark albums Music from the Impossible Saloon (Kye, 2011) and Lost at Sea (Recital, 2015), whilst simultaneously expanding the infrastructure towards new heights of grandeur. An intoxicatingly playful, yet hopeless atmosphere is established through deceptively simple conversations between Boreckys stately, withering piano phrasing and Fousts dicey, yet assured treatments for synth, radio, guitar and occasionally more discreet sources. The looping artificial pieces that open and close each side (harkening back to 1999s Anti Natural) seal up shop with no hope for escape. Another superb IFCO record, it is as simple and complex as all such a statement suggests. The Synthetic Elements arrives in an edition of 300, black vinyl w/ full color, Borecky-designed sleeves, expertly mastered by Grammy-nominated producer Zupe. “The Sinking Ship” hasnt sunk just yet." - Crisis of Taste.

Artist: JANSCH, BERT
Title: It Dont Bother Me
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"Bert Jansch recorded his second album in 1965, just after his self-titled debut earlier that same year. The sessions were a step-up from the intimate, field-recording setting of his first album, although still not labored over too much in the studio. I figured that the faster I put down the tracks, the faster I could get out of the place, Jansch told NME, so I just ordered about a dozen bottles of wine, put the microphone in front of me and off I went, for three hours. The lyrics of It Dont Bother Me shift vividly between pure poetic imagery and the hollow resonance of pain. The LPs underrated title song stands as a manifesto for the way Jansch lived at the time. My Lover, featuring guitarist John Renbourn, has almost sitar-like drones, while Lucky Thirteen is a captivating, melancholy instrumental that shimmers with brilliant fingerpicking. This first-time domestic release is remastered from the original tapes and features liner notes by Richie Unterberger. Bert Janschs It Dont Bother Me remains another essential British folk LP that belongs next to Nick Drake, Roy Harper and John Martyn in every record collection." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: JAY, TOMMY
Title: Tommy Jays Tall Tales Of Trauma
Format: Double LP
Label: Assophon
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"Assophon present an expanded reissue of Tommy Jays Tall Tales Of Trauma, originally released on cassette in 1986. "Tucked away between I-71 & US-62 lies nestled the quaint, speed trap hamlet of Harrisburg, Ohio. With its humble ambience, affable familiarity, weekend fish fries and Christian B&B (mind the sherry, brother, for it is the Lords nectar), blink twice and you might think youve been transported into a 21st century Winesburg, Ohio. Only now the emphasis is on a new chapter, The songsmith-concerning Tommy Jay. In a converted barn just off Main St, Jay and friends have been forging a massive catalog of music, both original and cover variations, for a solid four decades. Fellow towns-person and erstwhile participant, one Mike Rep Hummel (Serpent Mound expert, croquet enthusiast) was the first to make these recordings available when he issued a cassette of the proceedings under the title, Tommy Jays Tall Tales Of Trauma via his homespun DIY label, Old Age/No Age, in 1986. For anyone prescient enough to lock in back then, they were staggered by talent, far removed from the stars of High Street (Great Plains, Gibson Bros, Willie Phoenix). A singer/songwriter par excellence, Tommy Jay ably forged a hybrid of pre-speedball Stephen Stills with post Iron Cross-headed Lou Reed, the results of which come across as both effortless and visionary. Some 20 years later, Tall Tales would finally receive its long deserved elevation to the vinyl format (this time through Columbus Discount Records), and was now being heard by a new generation of ears, garnered immediate success, quickly sold out and inexplicably was never repressed. In the intervening limbo, copies were more sought than found, lucky bumpkins forking upwards to three figures for pride of ownership. Recently, Assophon, a US label with Jim Rockford-like determination, swooped in to un-fuck this glaring wart. Plus, time and patience being the powerful warriors they are, the new, expanded edition is brimming with a whole second platter of hoot; 13 unreleased tracks whats rarely been discerned this side of Tonys Coneys. Which all goes to say that the new and improved, 30th anniversary edition of Tommy Jays Tall Tales Of Trauma is, to paraphrase the words of the late, great Randy Poffo, The record the whole world, Jupiter, Saturn, Venus... Or anywhere else is waiting for." - Tom Lax Lynx.

Artist: JERMAN, JEPH
Title: Exploded View
Format: Cass
Label: Steady Hand
Country: USA
Price: $7.50
"Jeph Jerman is a musician in Cottonwood Arizona. He started playing the drums as a teenager and spent years in bar bands around the US. Later on, his focus in music became improvisation and experimenting with field recording, home-built instruments and electronics. He released music under the alias Hands To starting in the mid eighties. More recently hes founded the Animist Orchestra project; a makeshift ensemble of musicians playing pinecones, feathers, sticks and rocks among other things. Jeph writes the score and provides some of the instruments, then the Animist Orchestra tries to emulate as big of a rumble as possible with what they have. In 2014 he received an artist grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Art. Jeph has a long-running duo with Sonic Youth collaborator Tim Barnes. Together theyve released a number of records, latest of which was called “Goethe” on Confront, and frequently tour. This new release, titled “Exploded View” is really something. It demonstrates Jephs characteristic ability to be delicate with harsh sound artifacts and navigate the improvised plane with ultimate attention to detail. This work exposes a level of artistry only someone whos been at it for over 40 years can really pull off." - Steady Hand.
Edition of 50.

Artist: JUNKO & THOMAS TILLY
Title: Wild Protest
Format: LP
Label: Vents Des Forets
Country: France
Price: $26.00
"Junko and Thomas Tilly present Wild Protest, produced by Emanuele Carcano for Vent des Forets Art Center in France. Each year, Pascal Yonet, director of the Art Center Vent des Forets, invites between six to eight artists to confront a natural forest environment and to create a unique work, more or less ephemeral. The project is born from the desire to bring together two sound artists, a brutiste performer and a field recorder, on a territory that still resounds with cries of two world wars. In July 2016, at Vent des Forets, Junko made a series of cries performances in the woods, wild bursts into the Meuse forest with the howling known from the Japanese noise scene. Out of words and meaning, pure expression of the body, its shrill cries are full of freedom and revolt. The sound of his voice rending sounds of the surrounding nature is recorded by Thomas Tilly, who distills this first sound material to compose a piece revealing an exceptional audio experience. Long time tracking in the forest and around it allowed Junko and Thomas to find the most relevant and surprising places for its outlets. Registration cries, Thomas could capture the immediate or distant sound environment which then forms the basis of its original composition. Each cry is geo-localized, the track list gives the GPS coordinates of each. The opening, which was held July 11, 2015, allowed 70 people to participate in a collective cry. Junko is a member of the cult group of the Japanese noise scene, Hijokaidan (group formed around the guitarist Jojo Hiroshige). Junko joined the group in 1982, participating in the development of an increasingly radical group. Thomas Tilly uses the microphone and speaker as key creative tools. His work is centered on the study of the sound environment and his confrontation with the space in which it exists."

Artist: KAC, EDUARDO
Title: Porneia
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $30.00
"Previously un-issued recordings from the Porn Art Movement (1980-1982), including five performances recorded live on Ipanema Beach in 1982, as well as a selection of previously unheard studio recordings of Eduardo Kac yell-poems. Kac fused existing coarse and curse words with parts of words, neologisms, salacious buffoonery, the anti-normative scribblings of toilet-wall graffiti, commonplaces, blasphemy, expletives, agrammatisms, incorrect orthography, slangy expressions, lexical exorbitance, general obscenities, the gross and the grotesque, into a new whole. His use of stigmatizing words in these Porn-poems transformed them from denigrating to empowering, through political critique and defiance. The LP also includes the "Manifesto Pornô" (1980) and four recordings of "Flatographic Poems" from 1982, in which Kac uses the flatus as a compositional unit and the mellifluous flow as material. "Flatographic Poems" have visual scores - one of which can be seen on the cover - for metabolic performances that combine meticulous precision with gaseous explosiveness of scatological resonance. Demanding a high level of self-mastery on the part of the performer, this anal poetry was the only series of works produced in the movement to literally explore the internal side of the body. Includes an LP-size 40-page full-color book with full documentation on the Porn Art Movement. Edition of 270." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: KENNEY, JESSIKA & EYVIND KANG
Title: Reverse Tree
Format: LP
Label: Black Truffle
Country: Australia
Price: $20.00
"Black Truffle present Reverse Tree, the new LP from the acclaimed duo of Eyvind Kang and Jessika Kenney. The two are musicians who have established themselves as powerful voices working at a unique intersection of contemporary composition, improvisation, and Asian traditional music forms. Either individually or as a pair, they have worked in contexts ranging from performances of traditional Persian and Javanese music to collaborations with Sunn O))), but their work together as a duo, on The Face Of The Earth (2012) and Aestuarium (SOMA 002LP, 2011), most clearly represents the central concerns of their diverse practices: a music of the inner life of sound, demanding ritualistic focus and promising heightened sensations. On Reverse Tree, the duo expand their work together into the realm of the chamber ensemble, presenting two side-long works that feature Kenneys voice and Kangs viola alongside a multitude of other instrumentalists. Kangs "Thoughts On Being Exiled To The Frontier, For Lord Wei", inspired by a text by the Tang dynasty poet Hsueh Tao, features an all-star international ensemble: Kang, Kenney, maverick Israeli conductor Ilan Volkov on violin, Icelandic cellist Hildur Guðnadóttir, and guitarists Oren Ambarchi and Stephen OMalley. The piece is primarily composed of irregular patterns of pizzicato notes and guitar harmonics, gently falling in and out of sync and providing a subtly unstable support for Kenneys voice, which at times is reminiscent of Michiko Hirayamas classic performances of Scelsi. Drawing on 20th century instrumental techniques, alternate tuning systems, non-western music and the experience of nature, the piece opens a space both serene and subtly uneasy. Kenneys "Elm" features Kenney and vocalist Nova Ruth (Filastine, Twin Sista) alongside an ensemble of strings and Seattles Gamelan Pacifica, performing on Javanese instruments tuned to the slendro scale. An uncanny timbre created by bowing the keys of the Gamelans instruments, supported by bowed harmonics from the strings, is heard consistently throughout the piece. After a long introductory section in which this harmonic cloud slowly descends from shimmering high notes to rumbling bass, the vocalists enter, singing a slow and stately setting of a 19th century Surakarta poem (attributed to Mangkunegara IV). The poem deals with the idea of a form of knowledge achieved through deeds, as a practice and state of the heart. Presented in a deluxe sleeve designed by Stephen OMalley; Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker; Cut at 45rpm for maximum fidelity." - Black Truffle.

Artist: KLOSOWSKI, A.K.
Title: Plays The Kassetteninstrument
Format: LP
Label: Gagarin
Country: Germany
Price: $26.00
"Long before digital sampling was affordable for everyone, A.K. Klosowski invented his kassetteninstrument, a custom-made music apparatus consisting of eight Sony Walkmans with a mute/de-mute mechanism. The outputs of the instrument could be controlled both by hand and by an automatic trigger module. In addition, a drum computer and some effect machines were fed into the circuit. This technique allowed for a very intuitive control over the analog tape sources. A.K. Klosowski began performing with his kassetteninstrument at different occasions in the early 1980s. When Kurt Dahlke, aka Pyrolator (of the famous Düsseldorf synth band Der Plan), saw him play he suggested recording an album together which finally led to the critically acclaimed 1985 LP, Home Taping Is Killing Music (BB 128CD/LP). However, the raw, plunderphonic aspect of Klosowskis music, his rough and edgy rhythms, cut-up techniques and sparkling noise colors, are much more present in his solo work, which are featured here for the first time on Gagarin Records. All of the 13 tracks on this album were recorded straight to the master tape without multi-tracking between 1982 and 1984. Although drawing on pre-existing sound sources, they provide a texture that is different to digital sampling. This is not only due to the charmingly imprecise mechanics of the compact cassette, with all its faults and phasings, but also to the fact that the sounds dont share the same starting point, as they are picked in real time from continuously running audio tapes. At times, Klosowskis kassetteninstrument behaves like a malfunctioning jukebox or an auto-correction system that takes the listener on a romantic trip through wobbly loops, erratic swings and dub-like echo effects. These sonic detours are combined with spherical flutter sounds, industrial atmospheres, African patterns and the beauty of 1980s low-cost rhythm machines. Their liveliness and unusual groove is still as fresh today as it was back in the pre-digital age. It is a blessing to witness Mr. Klosowski only just managing to rule his outrageous machine, forever wresting back control with a human touch." - Gagarin.

Artist: KUGELBERG, JOHAN
Title: Enjoy the Experience: Homemade Records 1958-1992
Format: Hardcover Book
Label: Sinecure
Country: USA
Price: $58.00
"Enjoy the Experience is the largest collection of American private press vinyl ever amassed and presented, featuring over 1,000 reproductions of the cover art of self released titles from 1958-1992. It is the seventh major book release by Johan Kugelberg, the author and editor behind The Velvet Underground: New York Art, Born in the Bronx and Punk: An Aesthetic (Rizzoli), True Norwegian Black Metal (Vice), Brad Pitts Dog (Zero Books), and Beauty Is in the Street: A Visual Record of the May 68 Paris Uprising (Four Corners). The subjects of Enjoy the Experience range from lesbian folk singers to psychedelic disco bands; awkward teen pop combos to pizza parlor organists; religious cult leaders to swank Sinatra imitators. But this is not a novelty freak show: also profiled and discussed are some of the most highly regarded rock, soul, jazz, funk and singer/songwriter albums from the latter half of the twentieth century. From the awkward-yet-talented to the genius-yet-bizarre, one thing unites all musicians presented here: they sincerely hoped to become stars, they committed themselves to record, and they left themselves vulnerable to an industry not understanding of nuance, not appreciative of character. Enjoy the Experience includes an introduction by editor Johan Kugelberg, a lengthy overview by legendary rare record dealer Paul Major, along with commentaries, hundreds of reviews and over fifty biographies by noted enthusiasts and collectors like Gregg Turkington, Will Louviere, Brandan Kearney, Geoffrey Weiss, Jack Streitman, Eothen Alapatt, Rich Haupt, and Mike Ascherman." 512 pages; hardcover with a removable OBI ribbon. Features a download card to select offerings featured in the book." -Sinecure. Very highly recommended!

Artist: LE SYNDICAT + PHARMAKUSTIK
Title: Plasmoglitch (Black Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $27.00
"Plasmoglitch is a new developed and produced project by Le Syndicat (France) and Pharmakustik (Germany). The two long pieces of the album involve all sorts of rusty analog hardware and reciprocating engines to form a new definition of "glitch" in its most radical form: torsional vibrations, massive rotational motions, crankshaft-rhythms, magnaflux processes, metallic straightness, re-melted granularity and thermal spraying. Micro-finished and mixed by Ruelgo, with rusty analog mastering-tools. Machined acceleration motorsport for the gourmets of rotary glitch-motions. Bleeding! Comes on clear and red split colored vinyl." - Rotorelief.

Artist: LEE, OKKYUNG & LASSE MARHAUG
Title: Jukebox-Series 006
Format: 7"
Label: Trost
Country: Austria
Price: $12.00
"Trost continues its Trost Jukebox Series of 7"s. Okkyung Lee - cello; Lasse Marhaug - electronics. Recorded at Lasses studio in Oslo. No overdubs, minimal editing. Mastered by Martin Siewert. Artwork by Lasse Marhaug." - Trost.

Artist: LOLINA
Title: Live In Paris
Format: LP
Label: no label
Country: Europe
Price: $24.00
"Inga Copeland releases her second album under the Lolina moniker, Live In Paris. Originally released via Vimeo, some material on Live In Paris is taken from previous releases, Relaxin With Lolina (2015) and the Hyperdub compilation Hyperdub 10.3 (2014). Copeland, an Estonian-Russian artist, considers the delicate socio-political atmosphere of Paris in 2015 and 2016, performing the 35-minuute set with a multi-screen projection of a giant monopoly board surrounding her. A "review" from an unknown source: "God, reviews can be LOL. So well presume you know your own mind and taste. Let us scrub all metaphor. Well resist comparison. Todays musical tenor overlooked, well refuse to dissect. Moments preferred are muted. We wont highlight respite or forgiveness. Theres no considering of geographical fact. Well shut our ears to technology."

Artist: M.B.
Title: Aktivitat (Black vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $26.00
"Rotorelief present Maurizio Bianchis (M.B.) Aktivitat. Neuronal radioactivity - supported by ancestral sounds that emanate from atomic testing, absorbing a loss of fallen energy. The mutant nucleus emits subtle scents of chemical processes for synthesizing the listeners decay. Standard black vinyl in an edition of 400." - Rotorelief.

Artist: M.B.
Title: Aktivitat (Clear Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $30.00
Clear vinyl version. Edition of 100. "Rotorelief present Maurizio Bianchis (M.B.) Aktivitat. Neuronal radioactivity - supported by ancestral sounds that emanate from atomic testing, absorbing a loss of fallen energy. The mutant nucleus emits subtle scents of chemical processes for synthesizing the listeners decay." - Rotorelief.

Artist: MATTER, MARC/OCHSHORN, ROBERT M.
Title: Split
Format: Double 7"
Label: Musik und Median
Country: Germany
Price: $18.00
Marc Matter = IFF, Durian Brothers, etc.."Voice-Recordings using sound letters of the Lettrist Alphabet (Isidore Isou, 1947) are manipulated with turntablist techniques and composed to soundpieces using a drawing from the Revue OU (by Francois Norguet, Nr. 40/41) as a graphic score as interpreted by a graph-theoretic computer program. Comes in a 2-sided silkscreened foldout cover. Front: Drawing by Francois Norguet. Back: Nouvel Alphabet Lettrique by Isidore Isou (transcripted and translated - left=french / right=english). Limited to 120 Copies." -Musik und Median.

Artist: MAUTHAUSEN ORCHESTRA
Title: Murderfuck
Format: LP
Label: Urashima
Country: Italy
Price: $25.00
"Urashima present the first vinyl version of Mauthausen Orchestras Murderfuck, originally released on cassette in 1983. Tape after tape, Mauthausen Orchestra, aka Pierpaolo Zoppo, constituted in a few years, the backbone of what is known as an alienating and extremist style, made of metal nightmares and sonic torture, often dilated, dissected and extended up to the limit of endurance. Theyve become one of the most important musical projects of the Italian industrial scene and contributing to the birth of the power electronics and harsh noise across the globe. Murderfuck is brutal with harsh tones that cut through the air. This amazing reissue LP is a co-production between Officina Fonografica Italiana and Urashima. "Since 1982, the Mauthausen Orchestra, Pierpaolo Zoppo being the mastermind, have developed their brutal tendencies, reaching, by the last productions, the highest standards of sonic power. With Necrofellatio (UMA 101LP, 1983) begins the flirtation with the Aquilifer Sodality sexual impetus, and the M.O. support the sonorous stimulation offered by The Sodality with their elating power electronics mastery. Their complete devotion to extreme sexual pleasures makes their ultra-violent attacks the ultimate enjoyments." -- Amen magazine, September, 1985. Mastered from the original tape. Pressed on 140 gram black vinyl with a black label and a black inner sleeve. Comes in a deluxe silver silkscreen on a black cardboard sleeve. Edition of 200." - Urashima.

Artist: MAZOZMAS FATUFAIRFE
Title: s/t
Format: 12"
Label: Sophomore Lounge
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
Limited edition of 100 copies. “Mazozmas FATUFAIRFE began in late Summer 2014 as a means for Ma Turner (Teal Grapefruit, CROSS, Warmer Milks, Salad Influence) and John Phillip Farmer (Salad Influence, Arcane Rifles, Birddog) to perform full-group versions of the songs that the two had been touring as a duo during Spring/Summer of 2014. Bringing in John Ferguson (Apples In Stereo, R. Stevie Moore, Big Fresh), David Farris (Bernie Worrell, Tatsuya Nakatani, Jack McDuff, R. Stevie Moore, Tallboys, Club Dub) and Travis McGirr (Blood Pheasant), Turner and Farmer were able to expand the material into broader territories. The end result was a culmination of various barn-house jams, in addition to two now-legendary live performances (one Louisville, KYs Cropped Out festival in September of 2014) which quickly led to the recording of a self-titled player in the same barn where the band was born.
This four-song FATUFAIRFE 12" EP is a limitied-edition archival release -- 100 copies, housed in hand-numbered envelopes printed w/ artwork by Jim Marlowe of Tropical Trash -- and contains the only known recordings of the group to date. The record exists to serve as a souvenir from this short-lived, large-spirited, indefinitely-defunct powerhouse ensemble of Kentucky art-folk, rural noise, and underground "classic" rock. “ - Sophomore Lounge.

Artist: MEDICINE HEAD
Title: New Bottles Old Medicine
Format: LP
Label: Radiation Deluxe Series
Country: Spain
Price: $25.00
"Radiation present a reissue of New Bottles Old Medicine, the 1970 debut from British group Medicine Head. A duo at the time, they had recently been discovered by the legendary John Peel who immediately signed them to his Dandelion record label, following with the release of this album. One of the more enigmatic and inventive groups of the British folk-rock scene, the duos leader, John Fiddler would simultaneously sing, play guitar and operate a bass drum and hi-hat cymbal with his foot, while bandmate Peter Hope-Evans would play harmonica, jews harp, and various percussion instruments. Creating a sound that was simultaneously ethereal and earthy, and with a voice that touched on the heartbroken vibes of Nick Drake and John Martyn, Medicine Head were truly one of the most brilliant groups of early 70s UK scene and rarely get the attention they deserve. This reissue comes as a deluxe 180 gram vinyl." - Radiation Deluxe Series.

Artist: MERZBOW
Title: Lowest Music.2
Format: LP
Label: Urashima
Country: Italy
Price: $25.00
"Urashima present the first vinyl version of Merzbows Lowest Music.2, originally recorded and released on cassette in 1982. Merzbow stands as the most important artist in noise music and is the moniker of Masami Akita, born in Tokyo in 1979. Inspired by dadaism and surrealism, Akita took the name for his project from German artist Kurt Schwitterss pre-war architectural assemblage "The Cathedral of Erotic Misery" or "Merzbau". Just as Schwitters attacked the entrenched artistic traditions of his time with his revolutionary avant-garde collages, so too would Akita challenge the contemporary concept of what is called music. Merzbow would draw further influence from the futurist movement. Not only would he embrace the futuristss love of technology and the machine civilization, he would push their fondness for noise to the very boundaries of the extreme. Working in his home, he quickly gained notoriety as a purveyor of a musical genre composed solely of pure, unadulterated noise. Consequently, in 1980 Masami founded the first noise label, Lowest Music and Arts. In this early period he released Lowest Music.2 on cassette using a 4 track reel tape recorder with different loops, recorded by a Mono-aural hand tape recorder. In 1990, Australian legendary label Extreme reissued a new version of the cassette, remixed by Masami Akita by itself and included it in an amazing 50 CD boxset titled Merzbox (2000). No changes of pitch were made in the mastering process. Pressed on 140 gram black vinyl with a black label and a black inner sleeve. Comes in a deluxe silver silkscreen on a black cardboard sleeve. Includes insert with original tape replica cover. Edition of 200." - Urashima.

Artist: MILLIS, ROBERT
Title: The Lonesome High
Format: LP
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Robert Millis is known for many things - co-founder of Climax Golden Twins, Messenger Girls Trio, and AFCGT; filmmaker and producer for the Sublime Frequencies label; co-producer of the Victrola Favorites book and cassette series. Now, thanks to The Lonesome High, hell be known as a singer/songwriter. After listening to his stunning debut album, youll be wondering where the fuck this side of Millis has been lurking all along. Hes been performing some of these tracks live for the past few years crafting them to where they are now - tilted perspectives lodged somewhere between the grittier climate zones of the the Rain Dogs (1985) plateau and a more psychotic trailer park way out on the Death Of A Ladys Man (1977) peninsula. Millis really delivers the goods here. The songwriting has depth, stinging clarity and vaporizing ambiguity. The more upbeat tracks like "The Run Around", "Down In The Hold" and "Tricky" have an immediate classic familiarity - hear them once and youre hooked. But The Lonesome High becomes a monster statement thanks to "Marvelous Fool", "Charming Chisel", "Notes On A Scandal", and "Drowsy Sleeper". Its the stark cryptic beauty and detached awareness of these four ballads that define the heart and soul of this record. So if youre looking for a contemporary troubadour who can actually deliver a solid 40 minutes of listening pleasure (not an easy task these days), youll find it right here in spades. Features percussion by Dave Abramson (Diminished Men/Master Musicians Of Bukkake), backing vocals by Alan Bishop (Alvarius B/Sun City Girls). Front cover art by Jesse Paul Miller; Includes a download card." - Abduction.

Artist: OMARI, ABDOU EL
Title: Nuits Dete
Format: LP
Label: Radio Martiko
Country: Belgium
Price: $27.00
"Radio Martiko present a reissue of Abdou El Omaris Nuits Dété, originally released in Morocco in 1976. Reissue of this ultra-rare oriental psych monster from the organ king of Casablanca, combining traditional rhythms with spaced-out modern sounds. First part of Abdou El Omaris Nuits trilogy. Includes download code." - Radio Martiko.
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Artist: PARKER, JEFF
Title: Slight Freedom
Format: LP
Label: Eremite
Country: USA
Price: $32.00
"Slight Freedom, Jeff Parkers first ever solo record, presents the first opportunity to hear the guitarist in fully self-revealed circumstances. Recorded in 2013 and 2014 in the Hollywood Hills as he relocated from Chicago to Los Angeles, Parker combines the dark tonal palette and percussive attack hes known for with real-time processing elements and field recordings, deftly crafting a unique world of solo guitar music - multi-lingual, mysterious, alive with extraordinary sonic events, with a sturdy intelligence in charge and a raw home-style vibe. Jeff Parker is a longtime member of Tortoise. He creates works that explore the contrary relationships between tradition and technology, and improvisation and composition. Slight Freedom is yet another defining moment for Parker in 2016, a year that already includes a brilliant ensemble album (The New Breed) and Tortoises 25th anniversary tour and record (The Catastrophist). Parkers title composition sets the albums cavernous mood. Terse lines and ricocheting loops morph into a gnarly ambient section that resembles Neil Young droning out over a copy of Discreet Music (1975). Parker creates a different sort of ambient space in his take on Frank Oceans "Super Rich Kids", bending the melody around a bossa nova rhythm into a Moodsville tone poem. Parker makes an extraordinary long-form statement out of Chad Taylors "Mainz", a piece he first recorded with Taylor and bassist Chris Lopes on the album Bright Light In Winter (2011). Twice the length of the trio recording, the multi-layered soliloquy finds Parker leaping from the high rung to damn near orchestral heights, pushing his techniques and concepts to their breaking points. Its one of the great solo performances youll hear from a musician this year. To say "Lush Life" comes with formidable baggage is an understatement. Parker achieves instant classic status with a rendition that sounds beamed-in from a decommissioned satellite - burned out, covered in space grit, yet still formally nuanced and beautifully reflective of Strayhorns world-weary lyrics. Mastered by Helge Sten at Audio Virus. Pressed on 180 gram vinyl by RTI; Presented in a heavyweight Stoughton "laserdisc" sleeve, printed by Stoughton; Silkscreened by Alan Sherry of Siwa, who also silkscreened the labels and the inner sleeves; Edition of 850." - Eremite.

Artist: PITA & CHRA
Title: Jukebox-Series 005
Format: 7"
Label: Trost
Country: Austria
Price: $12.00
"Trost continues its Trost Jukebox Series of 7"s. Chra - electronics; Pita - modular synthesizer, electronics. Mastered by Martin Siewert. Artwork by Lasse Marhaug." - Trost.

Artist: PROLETARIAT, THE
Title: Soma Holiday
Format: LP
Label: S-S
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"In 1983, the release of The Proletariats debut Soma Holiday was a shocker -- while American hardcore punk was becoming more generic, The Proletariat unleashed something strikingly original. The albums opening is a call to arms: the primitive, militaristic bass guitar and drums are sliced with razor-sharp guitar dissidence and vocals full of spit and bite. Avant-garde while remaining tuneful, their debut is considered one of the most brilliant albums to come out the early 80s American hardcore scene. The leafy suburbs of Southeastern Massachusetts, midway between Boston and Cape Cod, isnt where you would expect to find one of Americas most revolutionary sounding and lyrically incendiary rock and roll bands, but that is where The Proletariat began. In 1980, straight from Apponequet High School, Richard Brown, Peter Bevilacqua, and Frank Michaels began pounding out noise, and soon they added high schooler Tommy McKnight. Inspired by The Buzzcocks, The Jam, PiL, and Wire, the young band tapped into the high energy hardcore punk swirling around and infused it with art-punk excitement. By the time that their classic debut hit, The Proletariat were being referred to as Americas Gang of Four and a more supercharged Pop Group. The intelligent anger of the band was a lifeline to many suburban American rejects, young people who knew that life under Reagan wasnt right. The sound of Soma Holiday not only sounds as fresh as ever, the thoughtful politics of its lyrics are just as relevant today in a world of drone strikes and Donald Trump, as they were when Oliver North and Leonid Brezhnev were household names." - S-S.

Artist: PROLETARIAT, THE
Title: Soma Holiday
Format: CD
Label: S-S
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"In 1983, the release of The Proletariats debut Soma Holiday was a shocker -- while American hardcore punk was becoming more generic, The Proletariat unleashed something strikingly original. The albums opening is a call to arms: the primitive, militaristic bass guitar and drums are sliced with razor-sharp guitar dissidence and vocals full of spit and bite. Avant-garde while remaining tuneful, their debut is considered one of the most brilliant albums to come out the early 80s American hardcore scene. The leafy suburbs of Southeastern Massachusetts, midway between Boston and Cape Cod, isnt where you would expect to find one of Americas most revolutionary sounding and lyrically incendiary rock and roll bands, but that is where The Proletariat began. In 1980, straight from Apponequet High School, Richard Brown, Peter Bevilacqua, and Frank Michaels began pounding out noise, and soon they added high schooler Tommy McKnight. Inspired by The Buzzcocks, The Jam, PiL, and Wire, the young band tapped into the high energy hardcore punk swirling around and infused it with art-punk excitement. By the time that their classic debut hit, The Proletariat were being referred to as Americas Gang of Four and a more supercharged Pop Group. The intelligent anger of the band was a lifeline to many suburban American rejects, young people who knew that life under Reagan wasnt right. The sound of Soma Holiday not only sounds as fresh as ever, the thoughtful politics of its lyrics are just as relevant today in a world of drone strikes and Donald Trump, as they were when Oliver North and Leonid Brezhnev were household names." - S-S.

Artist: QUILT BOY
Title: I Am Somebody
Format: 7"
Label: Sophomore Lounge
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
Limited edition of 250 copies with spray-glued jackets. “Fucked up, vaped-out, borderline demonic cassette confessionals arranged and performed by head All Gone-er Chris Durham (Roachclip, The Bibs). Another clue of recorded output from Detroits greatest oddball, basement-dwelling, idiot-prog outfit QUILT BOY -- a one-man band coming off like Robert Wyatts Matching Mole, "Man Who Sold The World"-era Bowie bent by early Trux slop and slackerisms.
After a string of self-releases (one of which was fittingly described by Volcanic Tongue as "lonely power tape crying of a Sentridoh crossed with what could almost have been a demo tape that fell into a vat of oil outback of the Takoma HQ circa 1968"), this killer five-song EP "I Am Somebody" -- QBs first for Sophomore Lounge -- is also his long-awaited vinyl debut.” - Sophomore Lounge.

Artist: REICH, STEVE/TERRY RILEY
Title: Six Pianos / Keyboard Study #1
Format: LP
Label: Film
Country: Germany
Price: $27.00
Includes download code. "After the widely noticed performance at the "Acht Brücken Festival 2016" at Colognes Philharmonic Hall, Gregor Schwellenbach, Hauschka, Erol Sarp (of Grandbrothers), Daniel Brandt and Paul Frick (both of Brandt Brauer Frick) and John Kameel Farah release their interpretation of Steve Reichs "Six Pianos" as a studio recording via FILM. The re-recording of this piece is an interpretation of Reichs composition but still far more than just that - it is a modern approach to his idea behind it. The basic idea came up at the beginning of the 70s at the Baldwin Piano & Organ Company in New York. During a rehearsal phase, which Steve Reich spent in this very piano store, the idea emerged of writing a composition for all the grand pianos available to him at the company. By the time of the finished piece, the actual number of pianos had settled down to six, where "Six Pianos" developed in 1973. On the occasion of his 80th birthday, the six pianists declare their love to Steve Reich with this release. Shaped by electronic club music as well as their classical education, they form "Six Pianos" in dignified modernity and top it off with todays sound aesthetics and technical recording possibilities. Presented here is not the recording from the Kölner Philharmonie (Cologne Philharmonics), but the ensemble playing six different grand pianos in six different locations throughout Germany. Each pianist performed his part on his piano using his typical studio equipment and passed the recording over to the next one. Thus the six characteristic and individual timbres of the performers overlay to create the overall picture - "Six Pianos" the way it should be looked at in 2016. Jan Brauer mixed "Six Pianos" in the studio while Lukas Vogel provided delays for the "Keyboard Study #1". "Keyboard Study #1" by Terry Riley is a worthy companion for Reichs composition. The piece is kind of a building set of ever lengthening, repetitive patterns played against each other with the right and left hand displaced. The composition proposes various possible combinations for the performer to choose from and repeat at will. And what the performers have chosen proves Gregor Schwellenbachs assumption: "Terry Rileys and Steve Reichs music are open doors for pianists socialized by pop music and their audience." - Film.

Artist: RLW
Title: Flurry Of Delusion
Format: LP
Label: Dirter Promotions
Country: UK
Price: $16.00
"The starting point for the recordings on Flurry Of Delusion was an improvised recording session with Giuseppe Ielasi, but as with all Ralf Wehowsky works nothing is quite what it seems to be. Cutting out the moments of "glory" and recombining them, Wehowsky, aka RLW, reassembles them into new more detailed compositions. Further improvised sounds were treated and added to the mix. It is neither industrial or musique concrete, nor computer music or improvisation - in fact it could be all of these. Ralf Wehowsky is a well-respected electronic composer who was a founding member of the seminal German group P16.D4 and the label Selektion whose groundbreaking releases influenced many artists working in todays experimental music scene. Packaged in a beautiful full color digipak on reverse board. Edition of 500." - Dirter Productions.

Artist: SAND
Title: His First Steps (Red & Green Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $26.00
“Red & green-colored vinyl version. Limited edition of 777 copies. Previously unreleased album by German trio Sand, recorded in 1972. His First Steps is a forerunner of Golem (ROTOR 006CD/LP/BLU-LP/PIC-LP), the legendary 1974 album from the cosmic and psychedelic genius that is Sand. After the split of P.O.T., the early Sand submerged as a threesome in the basement of Claudiusstrasse and built up an alchemical assembling shop, where they resurrected the archetypical Golem. Sand considered themselves as an exile community in a fascinating area -- full of distinctly bizarre energy. Cover painting by Babs Santini, 2009.” - Rotorelief.

Artist: SAPAT
Title: A Posthuman Guide to the Advent Calendar Origins of the Peep Show
Format: LP
Label: Sophomore Lounge
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
“Deep from the lusty palms of Stonyism: Sapats 2014 follow-up LP to the 2007 Siltbreeze debut. Large-group-ensemble-cast-of-Kentucky-characters come in from the hermetic-rain-field-of-electric-pabulum, rendering extraordinary-renditions into a maximalist-tapestry laced with concentrated forms of seared-synapse acoustic-retrieval alchemy; immediate stimulation that continually reveals myriad fire over repeated listens. This is an album chock full of ideas, and sound worlds that obliterate thought, a genre-melting bastard-child of Deep-Psych, Art-Punk, Stoner-Shred, Mass-Jass, Buddhist-Operatic, Narrative-Noise, Psychic-Coaction. Sapat: a 14 (so far) year running shape shifting collective sharing members of Valley of Ashes, Kark, Softcheque, Tropical Trash, Black Velvet Fuckere, Son of Earth, The Belgian Waffles!, Phantom Family Halo, and about a billion other Louisvillian enclaves.
Shriner orientalist band infiltrates Bavarian street parade singing song about (a lot more than) smoking crack in Iraq. Van Vilets Dog Faced Hermans strap Godzilla to a treadmill. Vanna White lights up a Cuban on the Wheel of Torture, steps out your backdoor, and when you focus, theres the moon, in waning gibbous phase. Brian Jones subs Yoko-geisha for Jagger, meta-morphs corner into Yma Sumac weathering underground in Amon Duul II commune. Hank Williams buttons up a water sweater and a warm narcology, tom-catting an impossible Birthday Party-Morricone in a Swiss-Alpine sanatorium.
Donning an acid sombrero, and an extra buttocks t-shirt, straddling an astral saddle strapped to a nose powered lawnmower on a street named walk, Sapat, Elvis Clitshovel, Blurn Shithead, and Oral Crawldads all aim their Champion Polk Weed Antenna toward the Vertical Ammonia Driveway, and whisper, "The packer you chairman, the brainer you fuck."- Sophomore Lounge.

Artist: SCHNITZLER, CONRAD & PHARMAKUSTIK
Title: Kontraktion (Black Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $27.00
"Kontraktion is the result of two long sessions that have been recorded on tape by Conrad Schnitzler and Siegmar Fricke (Pharmakustik) in Schnitzlers former studio Leberstrasse in Berlin. The five soundscapes, produced in November 1986 and July 1987 with EMS-Synthi A, KORG MS 10+20, delays, contain all the machinistic energy and infernal industrial sound-eruptions similar to Conrads first three albums Schwarz (BB 112CD/LP), Rot (BB 102CD/LP) and Blau (BB 103CD/LP) and to the rumbling train-wheel-rhythms of Zug (MINIMAL 001LP). In addition, Kontraktion carries the spirit of the first album by Cluster released on Philips in 1971 (BB 058CD/LP) due to the imposing bruitiste elements of uneasy sci-fi atmospheres. In 2014, the long sessions on tape have been edited, restructured and recombined by Siegmar Fricke at Pharmakustik-studio Germany and have now become a powerful milestone, 30 years after they have been recorded. Standard black vinyl in an edition of 400." - Rotorelief.

Artist: SCHNITZLER, CONRAD & PHARMAKUSTIK
Title: Kontraktion (Clear Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $31.00
Clear vinyl version. Edition of 100. "Kontraktion is the result of two long sessions that have been recorded on tape by Conrad Schnitzler and Siegmar Fricke (Pharmakustik) in Schnitzlers former studio Leberstrasse in Berlin. The five soundscapes, produced in November 1986 and July 1987 with EMS-Synthi A, KORG MS 10+20, delays, contain all the machinistic energy and infernal industrial sound-eruptions similar to Conrads first three albums Schwarz (BB 112CD/LP), Rot (BB 102CD/LP) and Blau (BB 103CD/LP) and to the rumbling train-wheel-rhythms of Zug (MINIMAL 001LP). In addition, Kontraktion carries the spirit of the first album by Cluster released on Philips in 1971 (BB 058CD/LP) due to the imposing bruitiste elements of uneasy sci-fi atmospheres. In 2014, the long sessions on tape have been edited, restructured and recombined by Siegmar Fricke at Pharmakustik-studio Germany and have now become a powerful milestone, 30 years after they have been recorded." - Rotorelief.

Artist: SIGMARSSON, SIGTRYGGUR BERG
Title: Sad Vocal Manipulation..? Sorry, Im New and Not Very Clear On This
Format: Cass
Label: Vitrine
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
Edition of 100. “From climax to climax to the point of seizure. Theater gives way to cinema and the blur of the impulsive body. Violin and piano, or maybe just voice and the fading imprint of speech. Vitrine is proud to present the latest cassette from Icelandic artist Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson. Hiccups and romance escape from the throat, mixed into a tincture of robust musicality, location recordings and dense electronics. A demons attack of treated recordings inject raw purpose into each of these varied tracks. Sigmarsson eludes the crosshairs of the specific; his work ranges from painting to photography to drawing to phlegmatic performance, yet no matter the medium, he exorcises the unsaid and undone. Acoustic guitar, church bells and gallows mumbling could just as easily be an outtake from the Gerogerigegeges Endless Humiliation as a deleted Obscure label release. Earnest emotion passes for parody - its all a joke, something to do with canards and sturgeon. “Just because its funny, doesnt mean Im not crying.” Sigmarsson has garnered an exceptional resume in sound, both as a founding member of Stilluppsteypa and solo, with releases on labels such as Ultra Eczema, Chocolate Monk, Hanson and Korm Plastics. Sad Vocal Manipulation..? is a cosmic ark of diversity, ranging from the micro tensions of the body to painterly landscapes beyond the expanse of recognitions. The sharp craftsmanship leads to a submerged Atlantis, or perhaps just a cheap pub of the same name on Karaoke night. Whats going on? Either way, this one is a keeper. Each copy of Sad Vocal Manipulation..? includes a unique cover illustration, hand-drawn by the artist.” - Vitrine.

Artist: SLAPP HAPPY (WITH FAUST)
Title: Acnalbasac Noom
Format: LP + CD
Label: Tapete
Country: Germany
Price: $24.00
180 gram vinyl. Includes CD. Edition of 500. "Tapete present a reissue of Slapp Happys Acnalbasac Noom, originally released in 1980. Left-wing intellectual film critic Uwe Nettelbeck, who had good connections to Polydor, had set up his own studio in rural Wümme, disrupting the mainstream with pioneering sounds by the likes of Faust, inventively engineered by the "boffins boffin", Kurt Graupner. By the time Anthony Moore, one of Nettelbecks charges, approached his third album in 1972, Polydors accounting department was fast losing patience with all that experimentalism. So Nettelbeck suggested to Moore that he might write some straight songs (relatively speaking), which in turn prompted Moore to invite his old school friend Peter Blegvad over to Hamburg to form the band Slapp Happy. Dagmar Krause, a young singer from Hamburg and Moores girlfriend, joined them both on their trip to Wümme to record what was to become Sort Of (TR 355CD/LP), using Faust as a backing band. A second album emerged, eschewing, even more clearly than the Sort Of, the heavy rock idioms of the era for an anti-macho playfulness that presaged the sparseness of post punk and the dry jangle of early indie. Nonetheless, Polydor pulled the plug, and Uwe Nettelbeck signed Faust and Slapp Happy over to Richard Bransons nascent Virgin imprint. At the Manor, they would rerecord their second album with UK musicians, bells and whistles for a 1974 release as Slapp Happy, burying the original version in the vaults not to reemerge until 1980 as Acnalbasac Noom. After being asked which version they prefer today, the band does not take long to choose: "For the more direct approach it would have to be Acnalbasac Noom. It had a naïve spontaneity to it. Naïve in the nicest sense of the word." - Tapete.

Artist: SLAPP HAPPY (WITH FAUST)
Title: Sort Of
Format: LP + CD
Label: Tapete
Country: Germany
Price: $24.00
180 gram vinyl. Includes CD. Edition of 500. "Tapete present a reissue of Slapp Happys Sort Of, originally released in 1972. Left-wing intellectual film critic Uwe Nettelbeck, who had good connections to Polydor, had set up his own studio in rural Wümme, disrupting the mainstream with pioneering sounds by the likes of Faust, inventively engineered by the "boffins boffin", Kurt Graupner. By the time Anthony Moore, one of Nettelbecks charges, approached his third album in 1972, Polydors accounting department was fast losing patience with all that experimentalism. So Nettelbeck suggested to Moore that he might write some straight songs (relatively speaking), which in turn prompted Moore to invite his old school friend Peter Blegvad over to Hamburg to form the band Slapp Happy. Dagmar Krause, a young singer from Hamburg and Moores girlfriend, joined them both on their trip to Wümme to record what was to become Sort Of, using Faust as a backing band. A second album emerged, eschewing, even more clearly than the Sort Of, the heavy rock idioms of the era for an anti-macho playfulness that presaged the sparseness of post punk and the dry jangle of early indie. Nonetheless, Polydor pulled the plug, and Uwe Nettelbeck signed Faust and Slapp Happy over to Richard Bransons nascent Virgin imprint. At the Manor, they would rerecord their second album with UK musicians, bells and whistles for a 1974 release as Slapp Happy, burying the original version in the vaults not to reemerge until 1980 as Acnalbasac Noom (TR 356CD/LP). After being asked which version they prefer today, the band does not take long to choose: "For the more direct approach it would have to be Acnalbasac Noom. It had a naïve spontaneity to it. Naïve in the nicest sense of the word." CD version includes one bonus track and comes in an edition of 500." - Tapete.

Artist: SOGGY
Title: s/t
Format: USA
Label: Outer Battery
Country: LP
Price: $19.00
"Formed in 1978, Soggy started with covers of Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath, MC5 and the Stooges but quickly began writing their own songs and developed a unique style, mixing hard rock and punk rock in a Stooges vein. In April of 81, the Waiting For The War 7" was released and a video was shot for French TV. After more than 100 concerts, the band split in July of 1982 but their cult status has only grown over the years. The French label Memoire Neuve released their record in an edition of just 500 copies and it is now long out of print. Original copies of that LP and the single are now in hot demand in collector circles, with original copies of the single selling for over $200. This release from Outer Battery is the full LP, including the tracks from the Waiting For The War single!" - Outer Battery.

Artist: SOGGY
Title: s/t
Format: CD
Label: Outer Battery
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Formed in 1978, Soggy started with covers of Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath, MC5 and the Stooges but quickly began writing their own songs and developed a unique style, mixing hard rock and punk rock in a Stooges vein. In April of 81, the Waiting For The War 7" was released and a video was shot for French TV. After more than 100 concerts, the band split in July of 1982 but their cult status has only grown over the years. The French label Memoire Neuve released their record in an edition of just 500 copies and it is now long out of print. Original copies of that LP and the single are now in hot demand in collector circles, with original copies of the single selling for over $200. This release from Outer Battery is the full LP, including the tracks from the Waiting For The War single!" - Outer Battery.

Artist: SPECTRUM
Title: Forever Alien
Format: Double LP
Label: 1972
Country: USA
Price: $29.00
"When Spacemen 3 -- the seminal, drone-indulgent English psych duo comprised of Peter Kember and Jason Pierce -- split in 1991, Pierce shuffled off to acclaim in Spiritualized. Meanwhile, Kember charted a less predictable course. As Sonic Boom, he released Spectrum in 1990, then, after taking a liking to that handle, released Soul Kill (Glide Divide) as Spectrum in 1992. Kemper alternated between those monikers and Experimental Audio Research (E.A.R.) throughout the 1990s, building a rich, probing catalog of synth and electronic explorations of which 1997s Forever Alien is an undeniable high point. With theremin, vocoder, and an array of modular analog synthesizers (depicted lovingly in the cover art) Kemper, along with Alf Hardy and Pete Bassman, fused kosmische abstraction and the pulsation of minimalist composition to more traditional psych elements epitomized by early Pink Floyd. Landing between the unfettered experiments of E.A.R. and Spacemen 3s songcraft (How Does it Feel? is scarily reimagined), Kemper crafts unnerving atmosphere on the title track and an enduring catalog high point on the consummate opener, Feels Like Im Slipping Away. Forever Alien leaves no doubts about the reasons for Kempers sought-after production today (he played a vital role for Animal Collective and sculpted Panda Bears most recent album) -- nor the essential status of his post- Spacemen 3 output." - 1972.

Artist: SPIKED PUNCH
Title: Guinea Pig
Format: 7"
Label: DFA
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"Spiked Punch is a new project from 2/3 of Black Dice, Eric Copeland and Aaron Warren. After the third member Bjorn Copeland relocated to Los Angeles in 2015, Aaron and Eric worked on a Black Dice remix commission for Awesome Tapes From Africa, for artist Aby Ngana Diop. Through this creative process, they hit upon a new sort of inspiration for making music and Spiked Punch was born. These two tracks were born out of long form improvisations between Eric and Aaron. It is most definitely music born of their environment in Brooklyn - the lo-fi bodega beats seeping out of the dozens of delis, trial and error with early sample chopping, watching YouTube tutorials for help, the eerie comfort of late night local TV, and a sweltering Brooklyn summer cooled and fueled by Tecate. The duo also emphasizes the music was recorded on an iBook from 2004. The music Spiked Punch have created is wildly percussive and zig zags around tweaked vocal stabs and dubbed out bass lines. When pressed for more personal descriptors for the music the band responded with this: Coconut bongos, pineapple kick drums, stolen bike vocals, peanut chew bass-lines." - DFA.

Artist: STRONG, JIM
Title: The Sallow Rakes
Format: Cass
Label: Vitrine
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
Edition of 100. "Vitrine is thrilled to announce a new cassette from Pennsylvania-based visual artist and instrument builder, Jim Strong. The Sallow Rakes runs a triathlon down the middle and back again through Strongs varied repertoire, which encompasses broken electronics, free improvisation, crank-based mechanisms and sound poetry. His work marries dance and video with homespun artifacts of painting and hand-built machinery. The Sallow Rakes suggests the most curious reaches of mail art and sound poetry, reminding the listener of under appreciated acts of the Underwhich Audiographics family such as DUCT and Tekst. Vitrine alumni Mel Bentley provides text and voice as counterpoint to Strongs amorphous instrumentation and spoken word. Rubber burns on a pyre of wet oak. Breath bleeds into the more discreet sounds of the body. Jim Strong has made a name for himself privileging the collaborative and intuitive serendipity of performance. That said, The Sallow Rakes is an inclusive marvel which yet speaks of a focused and individual personality. The protein mirror. Bob Cobbings work in Konkrete Canticle is a possible road marker, but that doesnt quite get the adventurous traveler all the way there. This is an invented compass, pointing to a True North beyond the axises. Here, an interior mystery play of device.” - Vitrine.

Artist: SUN RA & HIS SOLAR ARKESTRA
Title: I Roam The Cosmos
Format: LP
Label: Art Yard
Country: UK
Price: $28.00
"Art Yard continues their voyage into the omniverse of unreleased Sun Ra tapes with I Roam The Cosmos, an unreleased, previously unheard 1972 live session recorded at Slugs Saloon in New York. Fronting a stellar 18-piece incarnation of the Arkestra, I Roam The Cosmos finds Sun Ra taking the listener on a poetic journey to the outer limits of planetary awareness. While the captain of the space-ship declaims his message with Arkestra vocalist June Tyson as co-pilot, the Arkestra voyage into the solar centers of esoteric astro-black knowledge aboard a comet-trail jam on "Discipline 27-II". As current Arkestra member Knoel Scott observes in his liner notes, "Sun Ra was a teacher, come down to earth to spread the enlightenment of the ancients and advance the alter-destiny of humankind. This earth was not his home: he was here to wake the sleepers, and to make sure no-one would forget his message. The universe sent him to converse with us, and I Roam The Cosmos is another unique message from Saturn, delivered for tomorrows world by Art Yard Records." Liner notes by Knoel Scott and Irwin Chusid. Limited 180 gram vinyl pressing with tip on sleeve." - Art Yard.

Artist: TERMINALS, THE
Title: Uncoffined
Format: LP
Label: Hozac
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
“Remastered reissue of this debut, originally released on Flying Nun and recorded in 1988. "We are proud to present our first New Zealand band and luckily one of the finest to ever grace the Flying Nun label. The Terminals were a mid-late 80s-era super-group featuring many important shards of the Kiwi underground, including core members Peter Stapleton, Mary Heney, and Ross Humphries from the very first Flying Nun release, the monumental Pin Group, joined with Susan Heney from The McGoohans, as well as Stephen Cogle from Vacuum and Victor Dimisich Band. Hard to keep all those intersections straight, thats for sure, but this intense, brooding and ominous cadre of players have pulled together some of the darkest sounds to ever emanate from the isle. Its hard to pick favorites with The Terminals, but Uncoffined, their debut LP recorded in 1988, seemed like the best place to start. Its hard to believe something this dark and twisted could also be so catchy, sounding like not much else from the time, The Terminals never caught the indie rock afterglow that label mates The Clean, The Bats, or The Verlaines got, yet their catalog of dubious releases is still being discovered, even now as we speak. Remastered from the original tapes to revive what was lost in the haze of limp late 1980s studio mastering techniques, this improved version sparkles with hostility, the sheen of atmospheric shadows interlaced between tension-building crescendos, The Terminalss Uncoffined is a lost masterpiece of Antipodean, dark-wave, pop music, destined to reinstate its place in the annals of underground music history." --VictimofTime.com.
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Artist: THIS KIND OF PUNISHMENT
Title: Radio Silence
Format: 7
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Recorded in Auckland in 1984, these archival tracks capture seminal New Zealand band This Kind Of Punishments unique alchemy of poignant melody and four-track claustrophobia. The previously unreleased Radio Silence offers an astringent, phantasmagoric comment on -- and perhaps retreat from -- the contemporaneous NZ scene. Reaching An End (from legendary compilation Killing Capitalism With Kindness) is a classic in the mold later perfected on Peter Jefferiess solo output: unadorned piano blanketed by rich, wistful vocals, plucked strings and muffled drum beat. Less, after all, can be so much more. Cover photography by Chris Knox. Translucent orange vinyl pressed in limited edition of 1,000 copies." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: TILLMANS, WOLFGANG
Title: Device Control EP
Format: 12"
Label: Fragile
Country: Germany
Price: $15.00
"The mystery behind Frank Oceans recently-released visual album, Endless, continues to unfurl with another piece of the puzzle revealed. In an Instagram post, Tillmans revealed that his track, Device Control, was the closing song on Oceans Endless" --Vice, August 22, 2016. This EP is the only physical release of photographer and musician Wolfgang Tillmanss "Device Control," following its digital release as part of Frank Oceans Endless and the wave of coverage that ensued ("The photographer is on the hottest record of the year." --Artnet). The Device Control EP also includes three remixes of "Make It Up As You Go Along" from Tillmanss 2016 2016 / 1986 EP (FRAGILE 001EP) -- two by Daniel Wang & J.E.E.P. and one by Salem, ahead of the witch house trios first album since 2010." - Fragile.

Artist: V/A
Title: Kwangkay: Funerary Music Of The Dayak Benuaq Of Borneo
Format: LP
Label: Sublime Frequencies
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Numbering less than 1000 people, the Dayak Benuaq from the Eastern Kalimantan region of Indonesian Borneo still practice many of their traditional ceremonial customs. This album of field recordings presents the music associated with the kwangkay, the secondary mortuary ritual celebrated by the Dayak Benuaq, recorded live on location by Vincenzo Della Ratta. According to the Benuaq belief system, upon death the soul of the human being is transformed into the liau, associated with the physical body, and the kelelungan, associated with the intellect or the head. Both the liau and the kelelungan temporarily reside in a sort of cosmic location, connected respectively with the bones and the skull of the deceased, who has entered a state of deep unconsciousness, as yet neither pertaining completely to the realm of the living, nor to that of the dead. Music plays a key role within the kwangkay, as it is crucial for guiding the liau and kelelungan spirits to their final destinations. It is also intended to please the spirits of the dead by providing them with entertainment. This ritual includes a night dance performed for the spirits and accompanied by a musical piece known as the ngerangkau. These rites and ceremonies are often dedicated to several deceased persons and are held within a house belonging to one of their family members. Featured here are two different versions of the ngerangkau, with their long, trance-inducing rhythmic gong patterns. There are two more tracks on the album which are not specifically related to the kwangkay. "Titi Mati" is a gong piece commonly played to proclaim the recent death of a villager. And finally, a nocturnal soundscape of a village by the river Mahakam, a channel of transport and communication which is essential for the local people of the Benuaq territories. Limited edition LP; includes insert of text and images by Vincenzo Della Ratta." - Sublime Frequencies.

Artist: V/A
Title: Music Of The Bahnar People From The Central Highlands Of Vietnam
Format: LP
Label: Sublime Frequencies
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Sublime Frequencies present a collection of music from the Bahnar people who live in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. The Bahnar are famous for their rich musical culture and this is perhaps the first-ever release to introduce the full range of Bahnar musical instruments and styles, including gong ensemble, bamboo zither, bamboo xylophone, bamboo fiddle with mouth resonator, and folk songs. Melodic and hypnotic, this music was selected from recordings made in the Kon Tum province from 2006 to 2015 by Eisuke Yanagisawa. One of many highlights of these recordings is a most unusual and stunning instrument - the bamboo fiddle with mouth resonator - which creates an effect that is on one hand an organic auto-tuner of sorts and on the other Peter Frampton coming alive on his 1970s talk-box. The Bahnars music has been passed down through the ages in each village but is now endangered because of cultural assimilation related to changes in their lifestyles and living environment. These recordings preserve for us the vestiges of a traditional music culture that might no longer be heard in the near future. Includes performances by Kaly Tran And His Ensemble, A Wen, A Thut And His Ensemble, Gong Ensemble Of Kon Kotu Village, Y Tham & A Hieu, A Thao and Gong Ensemble Of The Long Loi Village. Limited edition LP; includes insert of text and images by Eisuke Yanagisawa." - Sublime Frequencies.

Artist: VAINIO, MIKA
Title: Mannerlaatta
Format: Triple LP
Label: Ideal Recordings
Country: Sweden
Price: $29.00
"Mannerlaatta ("Tectonic Plate") is Mika Vainios soundtrack for a "74 minute Lettrist film made entirely without a camera" by Finnish film maker Mika Taanila; his third following their previous collaborations: 2002s A Physical Ring and 2015s Return Of The Atom (the soundtrack was released by Blast First Petite in 2016 as Atomin Paluu - PTYT 086CD/LP, 2016). The music was written very early on in the films two-and-a-half year development, and subsequently held a strong sway over the rhythm of the films editing and visual narration - which takes place as a series of black and white images made from photocopying various travel documents, which were later photographed onto 35mm reversal film in a darkroom, and overlaid with text by poet Harry Salmenniemi. As Vainio tends to use a set-up of a homebuilt kit, unchanged from his very earliest productions, each new release is effectively a subtle alteration/refinement of his brutalist but tactile process of creation. And, going by that timeline of events, wed speculate that Mannerlaatta was conceived somewhere in the wake of his staggering Kilo (PTYT 076CD/LP, 2013) and the much sweeter Konstellaatio side as Ø, which is roughly where its aesthetics also lie. The 50 minute score breaks down to six sections, each exploring the full frequency spectrum of his patented, greyscale tonal palette, largely swerving a fixed rhythmic meter to occupy a weightless, out-of-reach mid-ground that seduces us headlong into his chasmic designs and best suits the black and white film imagery. Key to the recordings appeal - as with most Vainio gear - is that peripheral sense of spatial dynamic and his unpredictable manipulation of amplitude; whether dangling the listener over abyssal sub-bass dimensions, needling with icy prongs, or occasionally alleviating the tension with teasing pads which evaporate back into the æther as though they were never there, ultimately leaving the listener at rapt and at his mercy for the duration. Mastered by Denis Blackham; Cover design by Nullvoid." - Ideal Recordings.

Artist: VILLALOBOS, RICARDO/OREN AMBARCHI
Title: Hubris Variation
Format: 12"
Label: Black Truffle
Country: Australia
Price: $22.00
"Oren Ambarchis Editions Mego release, Hubris (EMEGO 227CD/LP, 2016), gets the remix treatment courtesy of electronic music legend Ricardo Villalobos. Villalobos expertly transforms Ambarchis layered web of countless sustained and pulsating palm-muted guitars into a funky, mesmerizing and propulsive long-form piece. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at D&M, Berlin March 2016. Photograph by Estelle Hanania. Sculptures by Daniel Druet. Design by Stephen OMalley." - Black Truffle.

Artist: WALKER, RUSSELL
Title: I Never See My Pal
Format: Cass
Label: Vitrine
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
Edition of 100. ““The classic book, so readable now.” Footsteps and a passing automobile introduce daily comedy and the droll slake of boredom. Vitrine is honored to announce the newest release by British artist Russell Walker, I never see my pal. Russell Walkers work inhabits an impressive and idiosyncratic sector, from the frayed post-punk of the Phermoans to the synth preambles of the Bomber Jackets. This alone makes Walker an intriguing contemporary figure. His work in the Charcoal Owls, Teleporters and under his own name, on the other hand, paints a Pickmans Model of parochial malaise and out of bounds art rock. I never see my pal compiles, for the first time on cassette, two rare and deleted Savoury Days CDrs. “You wouldnt have got them if I didnt like…these. I want these.” While Side As Willow Session contrasts field recordings with penumbral acoustic sketches, The Thwartee of Side B combines dour shortwave with the eldritch banality of Mark E Smiths the Post-Nearly Man. Musicality is drained of semblance and incidental sound gains fragile primacy. Crude keyboard. Television from the other room. Wind interference. Guitar and voice made strange and uncommon. Words smell of stale beer. The nightmare is the accuracy of life on dreadful display. Casual occurrence falls into inevitability. Heres another chance to pick up two of the most confounding and vital releases of the past five years. “I want to change what people see when they look at me.” - Vitrine.

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