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Artist: X
Title: Aspirations
Format: LP
Label: Rocknroll Blitzkrieg
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Just over 30 years after its original release, the classic Australian punk LP X-Aspirations is is finally back in print on vinyl! Originally recorded in 1979 and released in 1980, LOBBY LOYDE (Coloured Balls) produced this album in a blistering 5 hour session. To say its a raw, tough album would be a gross understatement. STEVE LUCAS ragged vocals and dagger-sharp guitar work with rhythm section in a way that makes you feel like youre getting worked over like a sorry punching bag. Over the past 30 years, as three of the four original members have died, X has carved a niche for themselves as one of those rare bands who truly sound like no other. And in the process, X-Aspirations has become a belated bonafide punk cult classic. On tour now." - Rocknroll Blitzkrieg.

Artist: X
Title: X-Aspirations
Format: LP
Label: Ugly Pop
Country: Canada
Price: $23.00
"The Sydney bands 1979 debut is one of the all-time great Australian records, a devastatingly tough yet diverse album featuring 14 tracks of superb punk rock, equal parts wiry tension and savage release. This antipodean classic has fallen out of print again in recent years but should always be available, so Ugly Pop is pleased to announce that well be reissuing it with new insert and unseen photos." - Ugly Pop.
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Artist: X
Title: X-Spurts: The 1977 Recordings
Format: LP
Label: Ugly Pop
Country: Canada
Price: $23.00
"Before their legendary debut LP, X recorded a 1977 demo session that is a brilliant snapshot of the period, and a treasure for anyone with an interest in world-wide first wave punk. Ten tracks, perfect raw/full recording, seething with desperation and urgency, this is the sound of early AC/DC meets Pink Flag with everything cranked. 37 years on, Ugly Pop presents the first ever vinyl appearance of this seminal document." - Ugly Pop.

Artist: X RAY POP
Title: Ding Dong Songs
Format: CD
Label: B-Music
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
“Femme fronted pocket punk and domestic-synth pop from French DIY workaholics X Ray Pop. Compiled from the mastertapes of the original 1980s privately pressed vinyl LPs and minuscule cassette runs. X Ray Pop are a group of whom are easy to scratch the surface, but almost impossible to get the bottom of. With an iconic moniker, telltale graphic style and demanding buy me Day-Glo color coding policy the French vinyl output of X Ray Pop as a specialist subject is, at first glance, memorable and achievable. Cocksure fans of Euro wave pop often proclaim X Ray expertise from behind many a record shop counter or blog page but the truth of the matter is that no-one, not even the band members themselves, have the knowledge or mental capacity to truly understand the splatter range of the god speed anti-tactics that have turned this interchangeable, unarrangable and thirty-year sustainable auto-pop combo into one of uber-legendary status. For those that tread the chemins of 80s Gallic record racks, from agit pop to Zeuhl-school (bridging synth pop to Celluloid) these 7" square flags reading El Gato, LEurasienne, Alcool and Fuzzy Christmas are merely alluring landmarks pointing to another sebaceous underground of magnetic tape that flows swiftly (like Magma) awaiting Pirates and liberators alike. Peeping out of a warren of unexplored passages their seminal self-distributed debut singles and appearances on the genre defining alternative funk Alternative Funk Folie Distinguée compilation in 1984 made them an omnipresent fixture for the French tape wave scene that shaped a generation and influenced many more to follow. But beneath the trademark fluorescent sleeves stands the highly stacked foundations of endless cassette-only releases that give this pocket punk husband and wife duo one of the most impressive and elusive back catalogues of all their cut n paste French funk contemporaries.” - B-Music.

Artist: X RAY POP
Title: Dream Machine
Format: LP
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"X RAY POP are the synth-pop duo of DOC PILOT and ZOUKA DZAZA from Tours, France. They got their start in the no wave art group BOCAL 5 in 1981 and split off in 1984 to focus on their own brand of quirky synthesized electronics. Influenced by Erik Satie, Brigitte Bardot, Suicide and Young Marble Giants, they call their music "minimum naive new wave." Armed with a Casio PT-20 keyboard and a rudimentary Yamaha MR10 drum machine they recorded their demo cassette and first 7-inch "Eurasienne / La Machine à Rêver" in 1984. Upgrading their synthesizers and adding some saxophone and guitar, they recorded the "Alcool / Amazone" 7-inch in 1985 and the  "DS / El Gato" 7-inch in 1986.The Dream Machine collects X Ray Pops first three 7-inch singles plus eight songs from their demo cassette, never released on vinyl before. Their songs are short, concise and well structured; richly textured, moving at a quick speed with hardly a pause. The demos show a sense of humor, vitality and carefree playfulness.  Zoukas pouting, tongue-in-cheek vocals (sung in French) come together for a catchy, sensuous, danceable, eccentric psychedelic ride. Reminiscent of the Mo-dettes, early OMD or Algebra Suicide, X Ray Pop could be the missing link to Stereolab. All songs have been remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley directly from the original master tapes. Each LP comes in a neon yellow jacket with an 8-page booklet full of unreleased photos, original artwork and lyrics. 28 years later, this is the first time since the original issue that the songs of X RAY POP are reappearing on vinyl again, but is the world ready?" - Dark Entries

Artist: X-TG
Title: Desertshore/The Final Report
Format: Double CD
Label: Industrial
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
"Industrial Records presents the much-anticipated two album release Desertshore/The Final Report, a unique collaboration by Chris Carter, Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson, and Cosey Fanni Tutti. This is a two album release celebrating both the progress inherent in change and the fulfillment of two exceptional, yet separate projects. The Desertshore project is a "re-imagined" cover version of Nicos seminal 1970 album, first conceived by the late Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson in Berlin in 2006. In 2010 at his home in Bangkok, he refocused his approach, readying to record guest vocalists while Chris and Cosey prepared material in their UK studio for his return there in December. Sadly, Sleazy unexpectedly died in his sleep on the 25th of November in Bangkok. Chris and Cosey made a commitment to Sleazy to complete the Desertshore project picking up from where they left off just prior to his untimely passing. With enthusiastic support and contributions from so many who were close to Sleazy, especially the guest artists whose work he admired: Antony, Marc Almond, Blixa Bargeld, Sasha Grey, and Gaspar Noé. Throughout their 36 year friendship, Carter, Christopherson, and Cosey Fanni Tutti produced many pioneering and acclaimed collaborative works together. These trio sessions were without exception always very productive; ideas that produced many hours of recordings, sound experiments, research in new performance possibilities, visuals, the ongoing design and building of new and innovative instruments; a constant restless exploration of new paths together. The Final Report album was completed from their final 2009/2010 sessions together at Chris and Coseys studio in Norfolk. This album stands as the final report: a celebration, a loving remembrance of their unique partnership. Industrial Records Ltd. is proud to release these two extraordinary recordings together. The CD edition comes with a 12-page booklet, a postcard, and one bonus track, housed in a oversized, spot-gloss printed trifold slipcase with 12-page booklet of notes and photos." - Industrial.

Artist: X-TG
Title: Desertshore/The Final Report
Format: Double LP
Label: Industrial
Country: UK
Price: $33.00
"Gatefold double LP versions on 180 gram vinyl. Comes with a 12" booklet. Industrial Records presents the much-anticipated two album release Desertshore/The Final Report, a unique collaboration by Chris Carter, Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson, and Cosey Fanni Tutti. This is a two album release celebrating both the progress inherent in change and the fulfillment of two exceptional, yet separate projects. The Desertshore project is a "re-imagined" cover version of Nicos seminal 1970 album, first conceived by the late Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson in Berlin in 2006. In 2010 at his home in Bangkok, he refocused his approach, readying to record guest vocalists while Chris and Cosey prepared material in their UK studio for his return there in December. Sadly, Sleazy unexpectedly died in his sleep on the 25th of November in Bangkok. Chris and Cosey made a commitment to Sleazy to complete the Desertshore project picking up from where they left off just prior to his untimely passing. With enthusiastic support and contributions from so many who were close to Sleazy, especially the guest artists whose work he admired: Antony, Marc Almond, Blixa Bargeld, Sasha Grey, and Gaspar Noé. Throughout their 36 year friendship, Carter, Christopherson, and Cosey Fanni Tutti produced many pioneering and acclaimed collaborative works together. These trio sessions were without exception always very productive; ideas that produced many hours of recordings, sound experiments, research in new performance possibilities, visuals, the ongoing design and building of new and innovative instruments; a constant restless exploration of new paths together. The Final Report album was completed from their final 2009/2010 sessions together at Chris and Coseys studio in Norfolk. This album stands as the final report: a celebration, a loving remembrance of their unique partnership. Industrial Records Ltd. is proud to release these two extraordinary recordings together." -Industrial.

Artist: X04
Title: Cataracts
Format: LP
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Debut vinyl release by the Western Massachusetts drone/scrape trio of Bill Nace, John Truscinski and Jake Meginsky. These guys have developed into one of the most soul-glowing sound/improv units out there today. And we mean out there �?? sparkling shards of guitar/amp/file machinations dance and intercede with rolling thundercloud dreamdrum dramatics. Nace you know from his killer duo throwdowns with Chris Corsano as Vampire Belt as well as the more recent weirdness with Dylan Nyoukis and Karen Lollypop as Ceylon Mange and in duo with Thurston Moore as Northampton Wools. Truscinski and Meginsky are the fine gentleman whove recorded as Slaughterhouse Percussion, Meginsky a student of and research assistant to Milford Graves at Bennington College. 500 copies." - Ecstatic Peace.

Artist: X04
Title: Exile
Format: LP
Label: Open Mouth
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
2010 release (recorded July, 2008, in Vermont) on Bill Naces label. X04 is Nace, Jake Meginsky, and John Truscinski. Their third LP, after previous releases on Ultra Eczema, Ecstatic Peace, Joshua Burketts Spirit of Orr, etc. Silkscreened sleeves.

Artist: X04
Title: Lost Signals
Format: LP
Label: Ultra Eczema
Country: Belgium
Price: $28.00
"The trio of Bill Nace, John Truscinski and Jake Meginsky deliver their fourth spars, spaced scratched and creeped record, after their debut CD-R on Audiobot, an amazing tape on Bills own imprint Open Mouth and an LP on Ecstatic Peace!. although this band uses only two guitars and percussion, theyve built up a paradise of tension between instruments that by far dont sound like youd think theyd sound. It does sound like someone is pulling your veins gently, softly focused on not really hurting you but having Chinese torture in the back of your brain. A no-named peasant would guess this music was made by an old dog collecting thousands of little pieces of metal, knowing exactly what they would sound like if u rub them onto another miked metal closet or a circuit-bent old wooden clock. Sensitive guitar molesting is never far away.This record comes in a collaged cover design by Dennis Tyfus, limited to 500 copies." - Ultra Eczema.

Artist: X04
Title: X04
Format: CDR
Label: Audiobot
Country: Belgium
Price: $15.00
"On the wall a shadow of a beast with two backs, for starters X.0.4 is the team of Bill Nace and John Truscinski. For a duo X.0.4 create a devastating reckless vision that exceeds the sum of their parts. They strike a balance between other worldly navigation and dynamic gravity, launching off into a sweaty circle-pit of blastbeats and dizzying vocal frenzies. Spastic deep-space horror that gives you instant goose-bumps. Suddenly curiosity kills the cat, and sore throats make place for atmospheric flare stretched out into, almost Cage-like compositions in a high octane display of molten bells and percussion. Another utterly unpredictable injection of sonic terror tactics. Hoods up... The Audiobot rampage continues. By the time its over youll be wondering if someone just took a piss in your beer. Packaged in massive silkscreened fold-out 7" covers by Jelle Crama. Limited edition of only 150 copies..." - Audiobot.
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Artist: XAO SEFFCHEQUE
Title: Ja - Nein - Vielleicht Kommt Sehr Gut: A Selection Of Electronic Beats 1980-82
Format: LP + CD
Label: Bureau B
Country: Germany
Price: $24.00
Includes CD. "Austrian national Xaõ Seffcheque was at the right place at the right time: Düsseldorf at the end of the 70s was not only the nucleus of German punk, but it also enjoyed a fruitful symbiosis with the parallel development of a synthesizer-supported side-line. However, in historical retrospective, forty years after the punk big-bang and 35 years after the electronic substitute-revolution in Germany, there is the question: What impact did Palais Schaumburg, Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft, Liaisons Dangereuses or Der Plan expect from their music? Objet dart? Material for archaeologists? Xaõ Seffcheques music - same, but different later on with Family*5 - was all that and more: Always great everyday stuff to listen to is still the object of engagement and discourse because of its impact and the marks it left behind. This compilation, Xaõ Seffcheques electronic phase in the early 80s from both his albums Sehr Gut Kommt Sehr Gut (1981) and Ja - Nein - Vielleicht (1981), plus unreleased tracks from 1982, comes in two parts: The songs of Sehr Gut Kommt Sehr Gut are always satire, persiflage, paraphrase altogether: Reflecting his contemporaries with 80s analog equipment, this discourse always adds something new and unheard of. The fact that Seffcheque released that (fake) album as an anticipation of the Neue Deutsche Welle sell-out did shape those songs audibly by deconstructing the music of essential German bands at that time in order to reassemble them in a very sarcastic way and into a whole new context. Whereas the following album, Ja - Nein - Vielleicht was of a very different kind and Diederich Diederichsen, the pope-of-pop, had this to say about Seffcheques sequencer-meets-jazz-onomatopoetic-scat-vocals-meet-guitar-riffs in Sounds Magazine: "Xaõ Seffcheque has made his first music-record without any jokes, quotations and Kulturkritik. Music instead of cabaret. A lot of Düsseldorf negro-music with an excellent brass section and vocal effects: A winningly distorted Louis Armstrong song, a modern march-funk-pogo piece with scat vocals of a digital age, ethereous, intense experiments (in the title song Xao pleases with foreign stammering and in Du Und Ich with a girls choir from the next best solar system. In brief: a very modern record bordering on rock and disco. Defiant. Sorrowful. Tough." Bureau B present here a restored and remastered compilation of Xaos best songs from his solo phase. Cover photo by Richie Gleim, taken during a recording session in 1981. Furious non-chalance, regardless-of-the-consequences lunacy, and indestructible musical talent." - Bureau B.

Artist: XEEROX
Title: 1979-1981 - Recuerdo Espectral De Un Viejo Decorado Eléctrico
Format: LP
Label: Amonia
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"Edition of 300 copies. Black vinyl. Booklet with photographs, artwork and liner notes by Javier Hernando and Xeerox. Recorded in Barcelona between 1979-1981. Mastered in Brooklyn by R. Mexico, 2013."
"Our second project in a series of archival releases. A selected compilation from Javier Hernando’s cassette archives which were recorded in the band’s practice space during their two years of existence between ’79 and ’81. We consider this material of vital interest as a document of Barcelona’s underground scene in the late 70′s, which coexisted with the newly born punk and industrial cultures which youth groups were avidly importing from the UK. The sounds featured on this album deconstruct genres, blending elements such as tape collage, raw guitars and domestic synthesizers." -Amonia.
"FOOTPRINTS AND MEMORIES OF AN ABANDONED FUTURE by Javier Hernando.

Suspended in memory, the inception of XEEROX takes us to the beginning of 1979, when I worked in a record store called Gay&Co on calle Hospital and where one day I met an energetic fifteen year old Krishna Goineau, by then self-nicknamed Jerry Latex, who asked me if I could play something by Roxy Music. I chose “Street Life,” which he humorously parodied, and he promised me that the next day he would bring me a record that would get me excited. He took it out of his bag and I discovered “Datapanik in the Year Zero” by Pere Ubu. Its cover affected me as much as the cover of “Half Lip Moves” by Chrome had weeks before, when concert promoter Toni Serra brought me it. The sound disturbed the employees while we started to explore our common favorite groups. This tended to end in the formation of a group and would be our case weeks later. Although we lacked experience, we were infected by the devaluation of instrumental skills evident in the most provocative and groundbreaking proposals of that time. My acceptance of this challenge was immediate, and right after the acceptance of the challenge of Mario Almonacid, Magda Redondo and Pere Llorens.

Our practice sessions started characterized by a sound continuum of improvisation, without preconceived notions of its development and duration. Static poses before a devilishly fast music, dissonant with high volume levels that provoked in us an atonality between four electric blue walls full of scribblings and shock slogans under an agonizing light. Between the bunker door of the place and the door to the street we had to flank a courtyard full of fuselage remains of the most varied origins. Everything was managed by an absurdly grotesque married couple, obese, a frustrated choreographer and his epileptic wife, some of whose attacks surprised us there, after some of her many reprimands.

A short time after incorporating Cheity into our sessions, we were offered by the promoter of Gay&Co to open for Siouxsie and the Banshees in what was then going to be their first show in Barcelona. This responsibility and the fact that the stage would be none other than the Teatre Romea made us question for the first time the limitations of our group and if we could transfer our pure amusement to the audience live. The subsequent cancellation of the concert was, especially for me, a relief, but also a warning to self-evaluate the actual scope of our work.

XEEROX was influenced by the musical experience, ideology and aesthetic of punk, although not in any strict or exclusive way. The rejection of melodic guitars becoming noise generators and not working on song sketches led us to practice a type of punk and atonal rock. At a fully impressionable age, we were influenced by some scenes, such as the Parisian one, with the group Metal Urbain or the journalist and writer Yves Adrien, various German bands of the 70s like Neu, Kraftwerk or Faust, and avant garage groups like Pere Ubu or Chrome, many more Californian groups that we discovered in the seminal fanzine Search&Destroy, and let’s not forget Hawkwind and Crass, whose concert in the Pied Bull in London left us astonished.

At the end of the seventies there was no distinct punk scene in Barcelona except for Ultimo Resorte or Clinic Humanoids, who started to emerge. There was a big rift between excessively glorified bands from the previous wave, like Banda Trapera, and us. We felt more identified with bands like Suck Electronic Enciclopedic, Macromassa and especially with Psicópatas del Norte, Tendre Tembles, groups that achieved very high levels of creativity, whose risk and ingenuity were not inherited by the bands that followed. This city succumbed to a deep coma, clearly placing us in the position of outsiders. Part of this disappointment made Krishna decide to leave for Düsseldorf and then Berlin, where he formed Liaisons Dangereuses with Beate Bartel (Mania D) and Chris Haas (DAF).

From Germany we received another proposal cut short in the end. Der Plan, through their label Ata Tak, proposed us to participate in the compilation “What Next Humans?” which was changed in the end to “Fix Planet.” The temporary paralysis of the group and my erroneous belief that they would only accept electronic music led us to decline the offer. Instead Esplendor Geométrico did a brilliant job. Shortly afterward, we considered possible electronic support in our sound. We acquired a lovely prehistoric drum machine and Raul Guber who had just joined us playing the bass incorporated an MS-10 synthesizer with which he would develop his solo project Los Toreros del Este y los Mortíferos Torpedos de Disneylandia. In our final phase Germán Lázaro played with us occasionally, and the last foray would be with Luis Lorenzo, which we baptized En PreVisión D.

After more than thirty years, this record is the black box of sporadic recordings from back then, many recorded on a rudimentary Philips cassette of the time. It alternates between the first sessions in the practice space in Vilapiscina and the subsequent one on calle Horta. I have tried to preserve the original sound, magnetic degradation included, except for some treatment in 1982, shortly after the group disbanded." -Javier Hernando.

Artist: XENAKIS, IANNIS
Title: GRM Works 1957-1962
Format: LP
Label: Recollection GRM
Country: Austria
Price: $23.00
2016 repress, originally released in 2013. "Recollection GRM assembles Greek experimental composer Iannis Xenakis works for Groupe de Recherches Musicales circa 1957-1962. "Concret PH" (1958) was assembled for the Brussels World Fair. The industrialist Philips commissioned Le Corbusiers famous "Philips Pavilion": "Ill create an electronic poem for you, he said. Everything will happen inside: sound, light, color, and rhythm." Iannis Xenakis designed the architectural blueprint and composed "Concret PH" meant to psychologically prepare the public for the show created inside, accompanied by a musical piece by Edgard Varèse. The 400 speakers that lined the inner shell were meant to fill the space through the sound sparkles of "Concret PH" and achieve a joint emanation of architecture and music, conceived as a whole: the roughness of the concrete and its internal friction coefficient found an echo in the timbre of the sparkles. "Orient-Occident" (1960) was originally composed for a film by Enrico Fulchignoni for UNESCO. The film describes a visit to the museum comparing artifacts produced by various cultures and highlighting their interaction, dating back to ancient times. From an abstract point of view, the composer regards this work as a solution to the problem of finding highly diversified means of transition, meant to link a type of material to another. One indeed witnesses a varied gradation of mutations, interplays, overlaps, cross-fading, sudden shifts, and hidden junction points. "Diamorphoses" (1957-1958) portrays continuity and discontinuity within evolution. Here are two aspects of being, whether in opposition or in communion. In "Diamorphoses" this antithesis was illustrated sections of sound strongly opposed to others, and particularly in organizations of continuous variations of average or "statistical" heights. "Bohor" (1962): Bohor (referring to Bors the Younger, Lancelots cousin), is a character from the medieval cycle of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. "Bohor" is dedicated to Pierre Schaeffer. The author deliberately abstained from giving any descriptive information on his piece, letting the listener choose an imaginary route for himself. This release presents the 1968 version, revised by Iannis Xenakis himself and as yet not made available to the public. "Even though Iannis Xenakis never made musique concrète in the sense given by Pierre Schaeffer, the GRM was a locus for experimenting with his ideas about sound and sound structures. These works, composed between 1958 and 1962, show a boldness as advanced as in his orchestral approach. The relationship between Xenakis and Schaeffer was often tense. It nevertheless entailed mutual recognition and respect towards each others musical approach. Schaeffer found the piece disproportionate in terms of intensity but was indeed pleased by the dedication. The four pieces presented here, all produced at the GRM, undoubtedly demonstrate the experimental intent and the strictly physical character of Xenakis music, in that it provides the audience with a listening experience of a rare intensity." --François Bonnet & Christian Zanési; Cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin, January 2013. Layout by Stephen OMalley. Executive Production by Peter Rehberg." - Recollection GRM.

Artist: XENAKIS, IANNIS
Title: Iannis Xenakis
Format: Double CD
Label: Edition RZ
Country: Germany
Price: $40.00
"Amazing Iannis Xenakis collection of historical recordings of essential works. Disc one features all works on CD for the first time; Disc 2 features different mixes of Xenakis most famous electronic works. "Disc one with the orchestra works represents an era of Xenakis development of polytope, geometrical, mathematical, based works from the late 1950s to the 60s in historical recordings earlier released on LP except for "ST/48" which has not previously been released." Includes: CD1: "ST/48" (for 48 Instruments, 1959-62); "Le Polytope de Montreal" (for four Orchestras, 1967); "Nomos Gamma" (for large orchestra scattered among the audience, 1967-68); "Terretektorh" (for large orchestra scattered among the audience); "Syrmos" (for 18 strings, 1959); "Achorripsis" (for 21 instruments, 1956-57). CD2: "Persepolis avec mouvement version" (electroacoustic music on 8-track tape, 1971); "Polytope de Cluny" (electroacoustic music on 8-track tape, 1972." - Edition RZ.

Artist: XENAKIS, IANNIS
Title: La Legende dEer
Format: LP
Label: Karlrecords
Country: Germany
Price: $21.00
"The second release in the Perihel series is one of the most famous electroacoustic compositions by Iannis Xenakis. When Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001), who had fought against the occupation as part of the communist resistance, moved to Paris in 1947 it was the start of a highly creative and impressive career. Xenakis not only studied composition with Olivier Messiaen and became one of the most innovative composers of the 20th century, he also worked as assistant to Le Corbusier and realized a.o. the Philips Pavilion for the World Exhibition in Brussels, 1958. His compositions often are based on mathematical principles (in 1966 he founded the CEMAMu - Centre dEtudes de Mathématique et Automatique Musicales), which give his music an unprecedented aesthetic and as The Guardian would say, a "shocking otherness". The most famous works of Xenakis, who won the Polar Music Prize (considered the unofficial Nobel Prize for music) in 1999, are his compositions for orchestra Metastasis, Pithoprakta and Terretektorh (where the 88 musicians are spread within the audience) and the electroacoustic compositions Persepolis, Concret PH, Bohor and La Légende dEer where Xenakis integrated his stochastic synthesis sounds for the first time. As legendary as this piece is, there is an impenetrable thicket of versions and stories around La Légende dEer, it exists in different releases, with wrong sample rates or digitized backwards. This version uses the 8-track-version that Xenakis himself presented at Darmstädter Ferienkurse in August of 1978. As the automatic spatialization is lost, this became the only original version of this composition and is presented here (mixed down to stereo by Martin Wurmnest who tried to preserve the spatial movements as perceptible as possible. La Légende dEer not only became a milestone of electroacoustic music but is also an important reference for noise and industrial musicians up to the present day. Mixed by Martin Wurmnest, mastered & cut by Rashad Becker, La Légende dEer is available here as 180 gram vinyl. Includes download code. Includes insert with liner notes by Reinhold Friedl." - Karlrecords.

Artist: XENIS EMPUTAE TRAVELLING BAND
Title: The Pyrognomic Glass
Format: CDR
Label: Memoirs Of An Aesthete
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"There is another longhaired droning Yorkshire citizen named Phil. The Memoirs "search and co-opt" policy ensures that we have to take action. So: this. Mr. Phil Legard has the debonair aura of Marc Bolan-meets-Tony Visconti circa early 68, and his music is similarly patterned after the more disorientating artifacts from the original Age Of Aquarius. Desolate folk plunkings, Krishna-on-a-vacation flute and a real melancholic lost-in-the-forest ayr of mysterie makes this a July winner. One for retiring to your alchemists laboratory-in-the-woods with a few test-tubes full of absinthe to. Do something real decadent like that, anyway. Five English pounds." - Memoirs Of An Aesthete.

Artist: XENIS EMPUTAE TRAVELLING BAND
Title: The Pyrognomic Glass
Format: LP/Booklet
Label: Memoirs Of An Aesthete
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
"The Xenis Emputae Travelling Band is Mr. Phil Legard of the halloweed borough of Yorkshire, England. He has been hard at work since 2001 making psychedelic folk-concrete inspired by the psychogeography and mythology of various secret regions of the British countryside. XETB has released plenty of CDRs and tapes over the years (all limited editions, long sold out etc etc) but, aside from one track on a Cold Spring Records CD, nothing at all in a "posh" format - something we at Memoirs thought we should do something about. We are, after all, classy folks and that. Mr. Legard is also a writer on various occult and esoteric matters, his most recent publication being a contribution to the new translation of "The Consecrated Little Book Of Black Venus" (Waning Moon Publications). He also has several other music projects, most notably The Neon Death Slittes and Pneumonic Consort. He is also, for his many sins, a frequent collaborator in Ashtray Navigations. "The Pyrognomic Glass" was originally released by us as a ltd. ed CDR back in 2005. By popular demand it is back, this time on vinyl, and including "Abital -  or Conferences with the Genii of Nocturnal and Diurnal Dew in vii Chapters", a beautifully-printed 28 page chapbook by Mr Legard, most profitable to students of Natural Philosophy." -Memoirs Of An Aesthete

Artist: XENO & OAKLANDER
Title: Sentinelle
Format: CD
Label: Wierd
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"The long-awaited full-length debut album from Xeno & Oaklander is now available! Functioning as the absolute core of the electronic wing of the Wierd world since their beginnings in 2004, Miss Liz Wendelbo and Sean McBride here present a carefully composed, restrained and complex form of moody electronic pop music that is simultaneously romantically melancholic and affirmatively aggressive. Recorded entirely live in the studio with exclusively analogue instruments, Sentinelle situates itself as a series of highly crafted cinematic vignettes which takes as its vantage point a fictitious era in a long-passed distant age: a time of wandering desert travelers, forgotten underwater cities, and exquisitely sculptural objects; of arid land, sea-farers and ferrymen, blinding light and lonely rooms, precious metals and poisonous corrosion. Themes of paranoia and disaffection associated with the transformation felt during the industrial revolution(a stand-in for our contemporary digital malaise), as well as odes to the many gifts of its legacy - motion pictures, cameras, synthesizers, and voltage control, are traversed throughout the epic journey of this minimal electronic masterpiece, allowing the listener to gaze out of the frozen cold window onto the many radical paradigm shifts of the twentieth century, and is a true sonic portrait of this eminently fragile era in transition." -Wierd

Artist: XENO & OAKLANDER
Title: Sentinelle
Format: LP
Label: Wierd
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"The long-awaited full-length debut album from Xeno & Oaklander is now available! Functioning as the absolute core of the electronic wing of the Wierd world since their beginnings in 2004, Miss Liz Wendelbo and Sean McBride here present a carefully composed, restrained and complex form of moody electronic pop music that is simultaneously romantically melancholic and affirmatively aggressive. Recorded entirely live in the studio with exclusively analogue instruments, Sentinelle situates itself as a series of highly crafted cinematic vignettes which takes as its vantage point a fictitious era in a long-passed distant age: a time of wandering desert travelers, forgotten underwater cities, and exquisitely sculptural objects; of arid land, sea-farers and ferrymen, blinding light and lonely rooms, precious metals and poisonous corrosion. Themes of paranoia and disaffection associated with the transformation felt during the industrial revolution(a stand-in for our contemporary digital malaise), as well as odes to the many gifts of its legacy - motion pictures, cameras, synthesizers, and voltage control, are traversed throughout the epic journey of this minimal electronic masterpiece, allowing the listener to gaze out of the frozen cold window onto the many radical paradigm shifts of the twentieth century, and is a true sonic portrait of this eminently fragile era in transition." -Wierd.
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Artist: XENO & OAKLANDER
Title: Sets & Lights
Format: CD
Label: Wierd
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"A portrait emerges in the video for the lead single from XENO & OAKLANDERs Sets & Lights: one of two separate yet unmistakably intertwined individuals. LIZ WENDELBO  gracefully ascends and descends a menacing staircase while SEAN MCBRIDE stands patiently in the ambiguous, blurred distance. The time is warped, the architecture is unfriendly, and the relationship between both people and their physical environment is made anxiously questionable. And yet, dominating the proceedings is an air of exoticism and pervasive sensuality in the face of what feels like an impending violent event. The collision of these tensions, atmospheres, and personas is soundtracked on this latest offering from Wierd Records. Xeno & Oaklander create a universe where technology is beautifully timeless, where electricity pulses with vigor and effortless finesse. The standard meaning of "ghosts of technology," with its equally standard images of looming architecture and lifeless shells of machines, is rendered obsolete. Nimble electronic melodies sing, stretch and glow like elegant apparitions. Grandiosity and restraint live harmoniously side-byside, just as the dual vocals of McBride and Wendelbo weave in and out of one another, sometimes an isolated croon and sometimes a layered texture. The interplay between McBride and Wendelbo yields very little that is conventional, but quite a lot thats alluring. Theirs is an enigmatic combination of various sensibilities that nevertheless produces a singularly focused vision. McBride sings, "the theater, the stage, the sets the lights, masking some grand delight." This is a record that makes the most of the power of electronic instruments to set a scene, to evoke intrigue, and to invite the mind to wander into those shadowy places where grand delights hide." - Wierd.

Artist: XENO & OAKLANDER
Title: Sets & Lights
Format: LP
Label: Wierd
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"A portrait emerges in the video for the lead single from XENO & OAKLANDERs Sets & Lights: one of two separate yet unmistakably intertwined individuals. LIZ WENDELBO  gracefully ascends and descends a menacing staircase while SEAN MCBRIDE stands patiently in the ambiguous, blurred distance. The time is warped, the architecture is unfriendly, and the relationship between both people and their physical environment is made anxiously questionable. And yet, dominating the proceedings is an air of exoticism and pervasive sensuality in the face of what feels like an impending violent event. The collision of these tensions, atmospheres, and personas is soundtracked on this latest offering from Wierd Records. Xeno & Oaklander create a universe where technology is beautifully timeless, where electricity pulses with vigor and effortless finesse. The standard meaning of "ghosts of technology," with its equally standard images of looming architecture and lifeless shells of machines, is rendered obsolete. Nimble electronic melodies sing, stretch and glow like elegant apparitions. Grandiosity and restraint live harmoniously side-byside, just as the dual vocals of McBride and Wendelbo weave in and out of one another, sometimes an isolated croon and sometimes a layered texture. The interplay between McBride and Wendelbo yields very little that is conventional, but quite a lot thats alluring. Theirs is an enigmatic combination of various sensibilities that nevertheless produces a singularly focused vision. McBride sings, "the theater, the stage, the sets the lights, masking some grand delight." This is a record that makes the most of the power of electronic instruments to set a scene, to evoke intrigue, and to invite the mind to wander into those shadowy places where grand delights hide." - Wierd.

Artist: XENO & OAKLANDER
Title: Sets & Lights
Format: 7"
Label: Wierd
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
"A brand new teaser EP to an upcoming full length of the same name from enigmatic electronic duo XENO & OAKLANDER (aka LIZ WENDELBO and SEAN MCBRIDE)." - Wierd.

Artist: XENO & OAKLANDER
Title: Vigils
Format: LP
Label: Wierd
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Wierd Records is proud to announce the release of a vinyl edition of Xeno & Oaklanders Vigils EP, originally self-released by the band as a limited edition CDR in 2006, here remastered with a previously unavailable bonus track. Merging the cold, cinematic aesthetics of artist Liz Wendelbo with the architectural exactitude of Sean McBride (a.k.a. Martial Canterel), Xeno & Oaklander have been the sharpest spearheads of twenty-first-century minimal synth since their formation in 2004. Using analogue synthesizers and instruments exclusively, the duo record all of their songs live in the studio, a challenge to the common practice of cut and paste recording where immediacy is often sacrificed in favor of a far-removed drag and drop electronic pop. Recorded in one continuous take on October 1st, 2006, and played to loving death by all of the DJs at the weekly Wierd party for the past four years, Vigils has long been a cornerstone and inspiration to a new young generation of electronic bands in the Brooklyn synth scene and beyond. Uptempo, echo-laden synthesizers and drum machines provide a spacious backdrop for Miss Lizs ephemeral vocal presence. Their melodic, mournful oeuvre is an invocation of a lost future that was abandoned years ago in favor of something less human. These 8 tracks are both fragile and psychedelic, suggesting an electronic equivalent of the British shoegaze bands while maintaining the wildly aggressive stripped-down, raw and unmediated spirit of punk and the seminal industrial noise groups that informed the ideals of the original wave of European minimal electronic bands." - Wierd.

Artist: XENO & STACCATO
Title: Caras Kiss/Jardins d ete
Format: 7"
Label: Xeno & Staccato
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
"Xeno and Staccato is a self-released 7 inch vinyl single, with two songs, Caras kiss  and Jardins dété. Self-made design with specially printed cover with insert on quality paper, limited numbered edition of 500. Xeno and Staccato is a collaboration between Liz Wendelbo of Xeno & Oaklander (Brooklyn, also featuring Sean of Martial Cantrel), and Ramiro Jeancarlo of Staccato duMal (Miami)." Xeno & Oaklander and Staccato duMal were both featured on the deluxe Wierd Records triple LP/7" compilation of contemporary "minimal synth" artists. Liz Wendelbo - vocals, lyrics, concepts; Ramiro Jeancarlo - synthesizers, drum machines.
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Artist: XEX
Title: Change
Format: LP + DVD
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"XEX were an all-synthesizer band from South River, New Jersey in the late 1970s. The band formed when a trio of high school misfits with funny names (WAW PIEROGI, THUMBALINA GUGIELMO and ALEX ZANDER) teamed up with some friends from Rutgers College. They released their debut album group: xex in 1980 which Dark Entries reissued in 2010. We were lucky to discover the master tapes of their unreleased second album xex:change in Waws basement. xex:change takes a leap from where the band left off at the end of 1980. DAVID ANDERSON left the group making xex a quartet. With the help of producer ZIGGY RODBERG, xex further developed the aesthetic of the first album. The seven songs here are more complex and hypnotic than the synthpunk outbursts of group:xex. Their new synthesizers, a Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 and a Minimoog, evoke the high-tech utopia of Patrick Cowley and proto-techno of Afrika Bambaataa. Thumbalinas vocals have a detached, icy quality. Lyrics revolve around species-specific adaptations for copulation, robot love and the Jersey shore. They titled the album xex:change, a multiple entendre that refers to the evolution of the group since its first album, group interaction in the creative process, and underlying sexual ambiguity. The group did not have the funds to release the album and it sat in obscurity for over 30 years. All songs have been remastered from the original reel to reel tapes for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. The vinyl comes housed in jacket created by Alex Zander for his senior art project in college in 1980. Each LP includes a double sided 11x11 cardstock insert with lyrics and photos. Also included is a full length DVD featuring a 9-song xex concert from 1981, recorded at Hurrah in New York. With the bonus DVD included in the new LP, more people will see xex perform than ever saw them play live. More than 30 years later xex:change finally sees the light of day and fits in todays world all too perfectly." - Dark Entries

Artist: XEX
Title: group: xex
Format: CD
Label: Smack Shire
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"For all the moaning Ive done over the years about growing up in a culturally detached small town in Pennsylvania though my formative years of discovering weird-ass punk and new/no wave music, the truth is simply that the most mind-boggling ideas and warped musical aesthetics sprung from these places. Amidst the sea of coked-up Cinderella wannabes who played my high school anti-drug rallies, the Kevin Cronin-of REO-produced big-fish-in-a-small-pond rock gods that walked down our streets, and the sheer overload of crapola, there were mutants who had it up to here with all of that silliness. For example: HB was a one man Magic Band who would tell stories for hours while whacking away on drums in a pierogi parlor like a cosmic Sam Ulano, The Delusions were what the Velvets coulda been in a coal mining town, and Psychatrone Rhonedakk made hobbit-like basement synth gurgle for years and years and never stepped on a stage. 100 miles from New York but not quite there, they never quite got recognized, and they sure confused a lot of locals. I sure appreciated em for merely existing in an oppressive musical locale where the towns one promoter was too busy hosting dance shows on TV where he got out of a Rolls flanked by hos and booking wheezy hair-metal reunions. xex must have been in a similar boat down in South River, New Jersey. Sporting black garb, blurting arps, and bizarro names like "Thumbalina Guglielmo" and "Waw Pierogi" (holy hell, more pierogis!) these guys represented a totally bonkers aesthetic that seems like it was taking its cues from what was being hyped in the NYC underground scene about that time: Eno, Talking Heads, etc., but in fact this music is choking under something more black, toxic, and totally Jersey. While they sang about mall rat zombies who ran around trying to catch up with fashion, they also addressed nuns and nerve gas. Musically, it sounds like it has more to do with German nuts like Grauzone and Californias zonked synth-gothers Factrix or Nervous Gender than anything else remotely in xexs radius. What gives? Tom Smith did radio shows for a while on WFMU, and was entrenched in the LP library listening to odd finds in backwards order starting at Z when he came across this lost gem. It totally blew our brains. Theres zilch about them on the web, as well (apparently not even the hip New York papers gave em a mention), and he has been threatening to reissue this baby for some time. Here tis at last. Turn up the minimal synth NJ underground!" -Brian Turner, Music/Program Director, Jersey City, WFMU.
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Artist: XEX
Title: Group: Xex
Format: LP
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"xex were an all-synthesizer band from South River, New Jersey who recorded their debut album group:xex in 1980. Formed when a trio of high school misfits with funny names (Waw Pierogi, Thumbalina Gugielmo and Alex Zander) teamed up with some friends from Rutgers College Performed entirely on then-state-of-the-art Arps, synths and electronic drums - no guitars anywhere - group: xex aims for the future, but comes across now like a time capsule from the deepest, darkest Reagan years. Each song burrows its way into your head with repetitive, undeniably catchy synth lines and vocal chants. "SNGA" ("Soviet Nerve Gas Attack"), "Cops" and "Delta Five" are doomy evocations of Cold War tension not far removed from very early Devo. But they were also capable of being quirky and whimsical. On "Fashion Hurts," "Svetlana" and "St. Vitus Dance," Waw and Thumbalina come across like a primitive B-52s, replacing the dance/party vibe with resignation and cynical humor. group: xex doesnt sound like its from New Jersey. It barely sounds like its from Earth. However, theres a certain residual murkiness that subliminally evokes the Central Jersey working-class suburbs. group: xex was all but forgotten until 1998, when radio DJ Tom Smith discovered it in the WFMU music library and tracked down the band members, which lead to a CD reissue in 2004 on Smack Shire Records. Just in time for the 30th anniversary of group:xex Dark Entries tracked down Waw Pierogi and restored the original master tapes with George Horn who remastered the tracks for vinyl at Fantasy Studios. All copies include a 16 page zine with never before seen photos, lyrics, bios, press releases as well as an original concert invitation from 1980!" - Dark Entries.

Artist: XHOL
Title: Motherfuckers GmbH & Co. Kg
Format: LP
Label: Wah Wah
Country: Spain
Price: $27.00
"The mysteriously named Xhol had already some years of experience on their back when Krautrock made its first impact. Having its roots in the late 60s rock & soul outfit Soul Caravan they eventually renamed themselves Xhol Caravan and released the crucial Electrip album on Hansa, one of the first efforts in bridging psychedelic, jazz and psychedelic styles in a really original way. Shortening their name to Xhol, they signed to the hip Ohr label where they released the live album Hau-Rauk and the mysterious archival Motherfuckers GmbH & Co Kg. Conceived as a varied collage of archive pieces, sound snippets and free extended jams, the album hints at the madness of Faust but retaining that freaky Xhol attitude. From the archetypical Radio, just some dial knob turning with takes us from the Soul Caravan days, to the cosmically tripped-out Orgelsolo and the chirps and flute exotism of Grille, this album shows Xhols more experimental side without forgetting their powerful fusion as hints of jazz, brass rock, soul and other grooves collide on the extended 13-minute Love Potion 25. An enduring testament to the talents of a band which went unrecognized too many years and which was one of the best and more inventive of the first wave of kraut rock bands. Strictly limited to 500 copies - single cover - upgraded with notes and photos courtesy of our friends at Garden Of Delights. Sealed copies w/ info sticker." - Wah Wah
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Artist: XHOL CARAVAN
Title: Talking To My Soul
Format: DVD
Label: Garden Of Delights
Country: Germany
Price: $20.00
German TV recordings from 1970, taken from the stations masters. Xhol Caravan were from Wiesbaden.  "In the beginning of 1969 they emerged from Soul Caravan, their predecessors.  Xhol Caravans music was a peculiar mix of jazz and psychedelia.  In 1970 they shortened their name to Xhol as to not be confused with Caravan from England. In recording their pieces for SWF (a public radio and TV station from Baden-Baden) in 1970, they were filmed playing four long songs.  The colour TV had been introduced in Germany only three years before, in 1967.  Thus, light effects were used in abundance, especially psychedelic effects.  The atmosphere Xhol Caravan created with their music, psychedelic and fraught with drugs, there effects were just right." Colour, 4:3, all regions, PAL and NTSC (double-sided), approx 50 minutes. Comes in deluxe digipak and with 32-page booklet.
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Artist: XIAN ORPHIC
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Pre-Cert
Country: UK
Price: $21.00
"The newest addition to the Pre-Cert library comes from Xian Orphic, a new recording project from Andy Votel, and combines new automated analog music, positive meditational repeaters and neo-tantric sound collages presented in five parts. This multi-purpose music draws from a broad range of kindred influences and approaches synchronized transcendental/nu-religious/metaphysical and sensual music forms from a new perspective, drawing direct influence from private music pioneers such as Kat Epple, Marc Disler, Dariush Dolat Shahi, Mark Shreeve, Suzanne Ciani and Ramases while giving nods to sound sculptures by the likes of Egisto Macchi, Bernard Parmegiani and Bruno Spoerri. Like many Pre-Cert releases, this project is as a micro-archive of experiments and references, leaving an open-ended avenue for further volumes. By contrasting processed modular synth tones with recorded and transposed melodic pulses, Xian Orphic adds lo-fi domestic sounds and classic Kosmische to paint positive psychological relationships. The overall effect manages to reflect elements of German electronic records while re-contextualizing the more optimistic moments of popular horror soundtracks by artists like Alan Howarth, Klauss Schultze and John Carpenter. Cut at Dubplates & Mastering, limited edition of 500 copies." -Pre-Cert.

Artist: XIPHIIDAE
Title: Pass Hidingly Seek
Format: LP
Label: Aguirre
Country: Belgium
Price: $24.00
"Long-running solo project by Jeffry Astin -- label head-honcho of everyones favorite underground cassette label, Housecraft. His highly abstract style, represented on over 40 releases (predominantly cassettes) defies all attempts at elementary categorization, but indicates broad influences from modern and ethnic drone, tape music, musique concrète, kosmische, and lo-fi, amongst others. Pass Hidingly Seek (2009) finally gets the proper issue on wax." -Aguirre.

Artist: XIPHIIDAE
Title: Quaking Myth
Format: LP
Label: Aguirre
Country: Belgium
Price: $24.00
"Long-running solo project by Jeffry Astin -- label head-honcho of everyones favorite underground cassette label, Housecraft. His highly abstract style, represented on over 40 releases (predominantly cassettes) defies all attempts at elementary categorization, but indicates broad influences from modern and ethnic drone, tape music, musique concrète, kosmische, and lo-fi, amongst others. Quaking Myth (2010) finally gets the proper issue on wax." -Aguirre.

Artist: XIU XIU & GROUPER
Title: Creepshow
Format: LP
Label: Release The Bats
Country: Sweden
Price: $16.50
"A beautiful exploration in ambience and darkness by Xiu Xiu and Grouper. This 5-song collaboration was created out of a shared childhood trauma involving some horror film from the 70s. The recording is ranging from melancholic, cryptic passages to lush soundscapes, all the time with a weird cinematic feel to it." -Release The Bats.
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Artist: XNO BBQX
Title: Alpha-Gal
Format: Cass
Label: C/Site
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
“xNOBBQx is a nearly impossible band to pin down. For over a decade they have been making a racket down in the Southern Hemisphere. Their earliest output, like their Siltbreeze released long-player, Sunshine Of Your Love, has a frantic element, everything in the red, and nothing but wild, recklessness. Though Nick Dan still bashes the drums, and Matthew Earle still hums, thuds, and buzzes the guitar, more recent releases have seen the band refine the sound into more hypnotic, albeit divisive, tunes. And perhaps divisive is the word for their style of music; for every possible melody the listener thinks they have discovered the clang-and-smack of the next moment erases it as quickly as it appeared. And for every possible point of reference the listener elicits, an abrupt conclusion wipes away the very notion of influence. xNOBBQx are a stunning band, who have captured audiences around the globe with their unique take on rock music. C/Site is very proud to bring a rare stateside release, not to mention the bands first since 2014. Ready yourself for the 46-minute journey of Alpha-Gal, in all its tape warbled goodness.” - C/Site.

Artist: XNO BBQX
Title: s/t
Format: Picture Disc LP
Label: Pulled Out
Country: Australia
Price: $17.00
"hangin with the local cops?? xnobbqx throw a few snags on the barbie for this prime slab of high art. Your stomach may be rumbling at first glance of this delectable picture disc...but dont be fooled.. xnobbqx tear the place apart like 100 rookie cops high on sugar and caffeine having mistaken your bbq block party for the meth lab down the street, by the time they realize (end of the first side) its pork buns & sausage sandwiches all round. but wheres the cheese? after the second half cooked curried sausage you wont even care that you cant score any more, cuffed against the wall begging them to turn it over for another blast xNoBBQx summed by their fans on YouTube... Fuck! Turn it off, turn it off. Morons. this is shit.." - Pulled Out.

Artist: XNO BBQX
Title: Skewer
Format: 10"
Label: Golden Lab
Country: UK
Price: $11.00
"Idiot-savant-garde drums/guitar duo from Australia whose first LP came out on Siltbreeze to the attention of about seventeen people. Why not be the eighteenth? Just imagine how smug you can be knowing that pretty much all other people dont own this." - Golden Lab. 2009 release.
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Artist: XNO BBQX
Title: Sunshine Of Your Love
Format: LP
Label: Siltbreeze
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"XNo BBQX are hardcore vegans hailing from Sydney, Australia. Thats right--vegans; the only similarity Matt (guitar) and Nick (drums) share with Cream is a title. All you dairy lovers out there, keep your slowhands in plain sight. This will only take a second. Originally released some time back on the cassette-only label Breakdance The Dawn, Sunshine Of Your Love pricks up the ears in much the same way as a Han Bennink recording might, and left Siltbreeze wondering, whats left in that studio thats not broken? Answer: Only their will! Matt and Nick had played together a couple of times as part of Antipan (with Sumu and Anthony Guerra). On a day off, in a shed out back of a sharehouse in Newtown, the duo did a couple sets with computers and turntables with no records, but then Matt suggested Nick give the drums a go (hed played a full kit only once prior). They plugged into the cassette deck--left channel, guitar; right channel, mic under the floor tom--and played. Apart from minor adjustment of levels, the end result was basically that. The Philly beak doctors immediately procured rights to reissue the disheveled masterpiece on vinyl so that 500 (or fewer) not-yet-but-inevitable fans could bask in the warmth of its crud-o-phonic bullion. And here it is. Youre welcome. Citing both Harry Pussy and Mouthus as influences, XNo BBQX rocks with a lot of junk in their collective trunk, so of course Sunshine Of Your Love sounds like nothing (or everything) anyones heard before. Tom Lax had a steamroller squash his foot once. It hurt--a lot. Hes known pain, but this is a sensation like no other. XNo BBQX might not be a steamroller and youre definitely not Tom Laxs foot, but they have fists and Sunshine Of Your Love will gladly pound your ears into cauliflower if you let it..." -Siltbreeze.

Artist: XNOBBQX
Title: Muryoku Muzenji, Koenji, 2010 / Happy, Wellington, 2009
Format: Cass
Label: Dungeon Taxis
Country: New Zealand
Price: $7.50
"Flipped reprisal of that 2009 New Zealand incursion, this live Tokyo/Wellington diptych steps to the mic in unruly, xenolinguistic fashion, its squashy drums and guitar fission the most munchy and hyperventilated of all Matt Earle and Nick Dans released programmes. Muryoku Muzenji, Koenji, 2010s counterpoint creature squall dovetails with rhizomatic kit blare and toothed glissandi in horn-like confusion. Happy, Wellington, 2009 is such an unreal Bolero – like crazy tormenting 4/4s, gamelan detunes, and poltergeist tempo hassle." - Dungeon Taxis.

Artist: XRAY EYEBALLS
Title: Crystal
Format: 7"
Label: HoZac
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"The initial swooning rhythm thrust forth by Brooklyns quickly ascending XRAY EYEBALLS is a heady blast of creeping distortion beautifully bent into perspective by these insidious inhabitants of the dark corners of your mind. With these three tracks on their debut 7-inch EP, we get a glimpse at the mesmerizing range of slurred styles that they encapsulate so well, both throbbing along at a heartbeat-pace and quivering restlessly, XRay Eyeballs knock out the instant hits with an effortless ease that feels so right, it refreshes your cloudy state of mind instantly. Infectious pop filtered through a dizzying framework of noise and frenzy, this EP has that certain lovely nastiness that it takes to make an intriguing first impression. Edition of 500 copies on black vinyl." -HoZac

Artist: XS
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Cameleon
Country: France
Price: $22.00
"XS is a hard rock band who released a single in 1986 and a EP 12 ‘’ 3 tracks in 1987, two are collectors today. XS comes from Lorient in Brittany (France), plays a hard rock near Iron Maiden, Auroch, Trust and all the NWOBHM scene. Is added to this issue 4 tracks from 1984 never published from their first demo with influence Motorhead and Van Halen . Sleeve 300gsm, inner sleeve with biography, photos and documents." - Cameleon.

Artist: XWAVE
Title: Cities In Flame
Format: LP
Label: Little Big Chief
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Recorded in 2008. some great guitar heaviness this time around. a few ears have compared the sounds to kray cherubs. i think it hits on the vermonster - "spirit of yma" leanings. either descriptions are a great place to start. edition of 250 with silk screened album art." -Little Big Chief.



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Artist: XWAVE
Title: s/t
Format: Cass
Label: C/Site
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"Unadulterated dirge, scuzz, and weirdness from members of XNoBBQX, Sun of the Seventh Sister, Love Chants and an endless list of others. XWave continues the thug punk tradition from Australia – harnessing the attitude of bands like feedtime and 3 Toed Sloth, while adding their own notions of noise, improvisation and ineptitude. At times reminiscent of Japanese Minor scene acts like Kousokuya or Gaseneta, and even bringing to mind the chopped electronics of Lighthouse-era Shadow Ring (although that comparison tends to end abruptly with a barbaric thud on the floor tom to cue another fuzzed out bass line). Punishing, menacing and unkind, for over a decade XWave has abused strings and skins alike – pounding out a nervous breakdown, just as much as they shout about it. Limited to 75 copies." -C/Site.

Artist: XX COMMITTEE
Title: Network
Format: CD
Label: Impulsy Stetoskopu
Country: Poland
Price: $16.50
"the twenty committee was my project with chris scarpino; it ran from 1981-1985. network was my first lp release and the first classic of my long career. it was the second xx committee release following a cassette, steel negro music, on arph records. network was originally supposed to appear on charles balls lust/unlust label but it went bust (unbust). luckily, a couple of weeks after we heard the terrible, terrible news, thermidor records got in touch and ended up releasing the lp. our idea was simple one. we wanted to strip industrial music, which we both enjoyed, of all of its rock moves and create a music that sounded like idealized heavy industrial machinery. we thought the repetition of our music, as well as the sound, was a radical critique of the exploitive nature of work under consumer-capitalism. we wanted to make machine-like anthems of negativity, but like the sound of heavy machinery, with a stark and powerful beauty. thats what we thought, anyway. the record sank without a trace. chris got disillusioned over the actual opportunity to make good art and make a living and went into engineering. ive stayed the course. it seems like he may have been right. at any rate, this is a nicely done and fully authorized re-issue by the polish label impulsy stetoskopu. numbered edition of 250 copies, well mastered from the lp. nice digipak reproduction of the cover with photos on the inside." - Scott Foust (Story Of Failure, Idea Fire Company, Tart, Shadow Ring, Pickle Factory, Anschluss, Swill Radio, etc..). ⿿25th anniverary⿝ edition of the 1983 LP originally released on Joe Carduccis legendary Thermidor label.

Artist: XXX MACARENA
Title: Tony Conrad/ Jutta Koether/ John Miller
Format: LP
Label: From the Nursery/Primary Information
Country: Germany
Price: $20.00
"Primary Information and From The Nursery are pleased to announce their first collaborative release, an album by XXX MACARENA, a band comprised of Tony Conrad on violin, Jutta Koether on synthesizer, and John Miller on guitar. XXX MACARENA was recorded live at the Kunsthalle Zurich in June 2009. The performance is an entirely improvised 42-minute piece that ranges from microscopic detail to seismic wall-of-sound, full of intensities and introspection; a composition in-the-moment �?? like a crime, understood as somehow both premeditated and a matter of chance." - Primary Information.

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