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Artist: ANONYMOUS CHOIR
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Neros Neptune
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
Numbered edition of 107 copies in silkscreened jackets. "There is a deliriously sad quality to Nona Marie Invie of Dark Dark Darks voice that can make even the happiest song seem heartwrenching. Theres a good reason fans often refer to her as an old soul; her hardy, unwavering voice helps to chisel down her emotions to their finest points. Add in a backing chorus of nearly a dozen like-minded female singers, and the effect is downright devastating. Though Nona has been experimenting with choral elements in Dark Dark Dark for a while now, it wasnt until recently that she broke off the backing singers into her own group. First known as Nona Marie and the Choir and now billed as the Anonymous Choir.." -The Current.
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Artist: BRAIN SOUND
Title: An Attempt To Record Coincidence
Format: LP
Label: Neros Neptune
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Pictured in all its tantalizing, eye-popping glory in Hans Pokoras 1001 Record Collector Dreams, this hellishly-rare Austrian avant garde LP from 1972 is nothing short of astonishing. There are no instruments, but rather varying configurations of solo, duo and ensemble vocal improvisations, presumably informed by the aforementioned (and nearly impenetrable) code (or "charts"). Although this might be seen as part of an interesting continuum, this unique and prescient music will stun even the most astute followers of outsider art. Describe it, you say? Sweet Jesus! "Shape note singing for acidheads," perhaps? From an avant-classical perspective, one might mention late-60s Penderecki as a possible reference point (along with Ligeti, or perhaps even Nono). In improvised music, the Spontaneous Music Ensembles larger workshop groups similarly feature masses of vocal sounds; comparisons with Alan Watts This Is It are as plausible as they are inevitable. Ultimately, though, nothing will quite prepare you for this LP. In fact, when an original copy landed at Neros Neptune headquarters, one notorious "outsider" label chief/collector extraordinaires peni-meter became so perilously engorged, that he nearly burst with envy, casting ridiculous offers of rare wax and unmentionable "favors" Neros Neptunes way while begging to let him take over. In other words, it is strongly recommended that you purchase this limited reissue while you can, while securing appropriate spiritual condiments for the trip. After all, you CAN be anyone this time around. Strictly limited edition of 500 copies only. Packaged in high-gloss, tip-on sleeves, and pressed on 180 gram vinyl." - Neros Neptune.

Artist: BROTZMANN & HAMID DRAKE, PETER
Title: Solid and Spirit
Format: Double LP
Label: Neros Neptune
Country: USA
Price: $32.00
"Recorded on April 18, 2010 at Clemente Velez Center, New York City. German free jazz saxophonist and clarinetist Peter Brötzmann: alto and tenor sax, B-flat clarinet, tarogato. American jazz drummer/percussionist, Hamid Drake: drums and percussion." -Neros Neptune.

Artist: DARK DARK DARK
Title: Love You, Bye
Format: 12"
Label: Neros Neptune
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Dark Dark Dark is a four-piece, baroque-gypsy band (originally based out of Minneapolis) who have in recent months called New York City, France, New Orleans, and a raft on the river "home." They are led by Marshall LaCount on banjo and Nona Marie Invie on accordion, and are backed by Todd Chandler on upright bass and Jonathan Kaiser on cello. All four members sing. Their haunting, dreamy and dark Eastern European-inflected music is informed by influences drawing from the cabaret and folk traditions. The five songs presented here (four originals plus an enchanting "Wayfaring Stranger") reveal the intimate sound of Dark Dark Dark at home, each with its own take on loss and loneliness. The group draws heavily from, in their own words, the "long tradition of wandering musicians and those who have lived deeply." Printed jackets are derived from photos of one of 32 branded, white leather covers designed by installation artist and sculptor Jay Heikes." -Neros Neptune

Artist: EIH, A.L.K. AND BROTHER CLARK, DAMIN
Title: Never Mind
Format: CD
Label: Neros Neptune
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"On many hardcore psych collectors Top 10 lists (including one via Patrick Lundborgs Acid Archives book), this insanely rare and impossible-to-describe 1973 brain-fryer from Minneapolis is utterly soaked with mystic, thoroughly-dosed higher key psychedelia -- think Zerfas meets Bobb Trimble, but youre still nowhere near the lysergic laboratory. Damin Eih rambled off to India to clear his head after leaving behind this lone, legendary offering, never to be heard from again. Painstakingly and spectacularly re-mastered from two virgin copies of the original vinyl (the master tapes have long since disappeared), this treasure is now rescued from the deepest catacombs of psychedelic fatso obscurity for all to hear." - Neros Neptune.

Artist: EIH, A.L.K. AND BROTHER CLARK, DAMIN
Title: Never Mind
Format: LP
Label: Neros Neptune
Country: USA
Price: $28.00
"Now available on vinyl in a limited edition of 475 copies. On many hard-core psych collectors Top 10 lists, this insanely rare and impossible-to-describe 1973 brain-fryer from Minneapolis is utterly soaked with mystic, thoroughly-dosed higher key psychedelia. It is a truly unhinged gem of out-there, acid-dipped geniusness, with quavering vocals, flanged-out guitars & effects, acoustic ramble, and fuzz confusion. Damin Eih wandered off to India to clear his head after leaving behind this lone, legendary offering, never to be heard from again. Painstakingly and spectacularly remastered from two virgin copies of the original vinyl with the full participation of Brother Clark (the others are lost and presumed dead), this treasure is now rescued from the deepest catacombs of psychedelic fatso obscurity for all to hear. 180 gram vinyl, original insert reproduction, and 28 pt. craft stock with old school paste-on sleeves." - Neros Neptune.

Artist: FINE, MILO/PAUL METZGER
Title: Concerning The Other Condition/Spontaneous Composition..
Format: LP
Label: Neros Neptune
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
...Generator. Neros Neptune presents a split LP of solo works from free-jazz improv master/multi-instrumentalist Milo Fine and guitar experimentalist Paul Metzger. "Moosbruger was recorded on the occasion of my first public collaboration with Paul Metzger. Before the concert, and for a number of reasons, my thought was that, when my name was drawn for a solo, Id be playing drum set. But, as befits the spirit of improvisation (the moment), I grabbed the B flat clarinet, and then, echoing the first time I played piano in public (1971), moved off stage to the prepared piano remains, where the two instruments conjoined. Ulrich is a self-contained section of a set-long (drum) solo I played at the Art of This Gallerys Tuesday Night Improvised Music Series. Moosbruger was recorded on March 21, 2009. Ulrich was recorded on January 20, 2009."-Milo Fine. "I created the Spontaneous Composition Generator to produce a random series of musical actions. It is a device consisting of 37 altered music box movements mounted in a wooden painters box. The alterations include dampening, detuning, replacing, removing, doubling, and reversing the tines. Most of the original melody pins on the cylinders were removed. Rubber bands of various lengths and thicknesses were attached to the winding stems to facilitate a continuously variable tension. One dozen hand-wired piezo pickups are attached to output a stereo signal. The piece on this recording was created November 9, 2009 with a time of 18:43. It was specifically made as a complement to Milos contributions to this Neros Neptune LP." -Paul Metzger. Strictly limited edition of 421 vinyl copies only. Screen-printed onto wax paper sleeves, with an insert. Pressed on 180 gram vinyl.

Artist: KOERNER, SPIDER JOHN
Title: March 1963
Format: LP
Label: Neros Neptune
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"A major archival discovery, taped March 24, 1963 for a Milwaukee, Wisconsin radio program, on the eve of the very same day that the seminal Blues, Rags & Hollers LP by Koerner, Ray & Glover was created. Spider John Koerner is the man who first introduced a young Bob Dylan to the 12-string guitar, a bona fide legend who is acknowledged as an influence by artists as diverse as John Lennon, Beck, The Doors & Dylan himself. Nearly 50 years ago, Paul Nelson, writing in the Little Sandy Review and Sing Out respectively, said that "Koerners art is like Chaplins, as great and lasting as it is entertaining," while calling him "the most innovatively brilliant acoustic blues musician of his generation." In the year 2010 -- seldom performing and now in his 70s -- the reclusive Koerner is "one of the worlds greatest living practitioners of traditional American folk music." It is with enormous pride that Neros Neptune presents this long-lost piece of American musical history. Tip-on sleeves, pressed on 180 gram vinyl." - Neros Neptune.

Artist: KOERNER, SPIDER JOHN
Title: Music Is Just A Bunch Of Notes/The Secret of Sleep
Format: CD/DVD
Label: Neros Neptune
Country: USA
Price: $20.00

Artist: KOERNER, SPIDER JOHN
Title: Some American Folk Songs Like They Used To
Format: LP
Label: Neros Neptune
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"After moving to Denmark in 1972 and abandoning music for a spell, the legendary Spider John Koerner returned to the U.S. in 1974 to record an LP for Dave Rays Sweet Jane label. The resulting record is one of the finest of his 50-plus-year career. As its title implies, the album displays a conscious move away from the folk-blues stylings of earlier recordings and toward an embrace of traditional American folk music. The enduring quality of its songs is evidenced by their continued inclusion on Koerners set lists over 40 years later. This first-ever reissue of Some American Folk Songs Like They Used To is the fourth release by Koerner on Neros Neptune. Available in a limited artists edition of 300 numbered copies, the record is mastered from remarkably well-preserved first-generation reel-to-reel tapes. The lacquers were cut by Ralph Karsten at Atma-Sphere, and the LP pressed at RTI. There is no digital technology used at any point in the process. Not only is the sound better than on the original 1974 release, but the beautiful, hand-printed covers feature new and improved artwork from a woodblock designed by Neros Neptune art director and recording artist Paul Metzger." - Neros Neptune.

Artist: KOERNER, SPIDER JOHN
Title: Spider John
Format: LP
Label: Neros Neptune
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"This vinyl-only album fills a crucial gap in the evolution of legendary folk artist Spider John Koerner. Recorded in between 1965s Spider Blues and 1969s Running, Jumping, Standing Still (with Willie Murphy, both released on Elektra), Koerner is captured here live and unaccompanied at The Ash Grove in Los Angeles, bringing to light an exciting and previously-undocumented period in the career of Spider John. The excellent recording captures Koerner at the absolute peak of his guitar-playing powers. Rounding out this crucial slab of wax are two songs recorded in 1966 in New York City, previously only available on an elusive British single. Accompanied by Al Kooper on guitar, Felix Pappalardi on bass, and Roy Blumenfeld on drums, "Wont You Give Me Some Love" and "Dont Stop" (the latter with Tony Glover on harp) represent Koerners first, brief excursion into rock and roll terrain. The results sound not entirely dissimilar to Dylans Highway 61 period material -- not surprising, given Koopers presence. This release is not only a fascinating addition to the canon of one of this countrys national treasures, but is also one of his strongest overall efforts. Strictly limited vinyl edition of 500 copies." -Neros Neptune.

Artist: METZGER, PAUL
Title: 1300
Format: LP
Label: Neros Neptune
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
“Paul Metzgers choices of instruments involve strings and necks, but he is not content to leave them in their original state. On 1300, his ninth solo album and third for Neros Neptune, Metzger performs on modified guitar and 23-string banjo. The first of the albums two side-long improvisations, "Meend for Shaista," displays the earliest of Metzgers experiments in modification, a revamped Yamaha guitar first displayed on his 2005 debut. The instrument has evolved considerably since then. The neck is now covered in fretless steel, many sympathetic strings have appeared, and a ride cymbal has been attached to the bottom. Metzger applies a percussive string technique and an unorthodox flamenco approach with his right hand, while his gliding left reveals the hidden beauty between the notes. As the piece unfolds, Metzger accompanies himself on tabla while simultaneously playing the guitar; it is at times hard to believe the recording is a one-pass live improvisation made by a single player. On the second side, "Deaths Other Kingdom," Metzger breaks out his 23-string banjo. The banjo has extra strings added (including a zither-like spray of 13 fanning out over the drum head), with the skin and sides of the banjo utilized for percussive effect. The piece begins with a slow-burning bowed section. Metzgers bowing has evolved from single-note glissandos into a full-neck chordal style, showing impressive strides in development and refinement. Echoes of North Indian classical music, 12-tone music, and Asian musical forms inform his work. Once the bow is set aside, Metzgers dexterous finger-work and flat picking bring forth a thematic arc, building to blinding velocity as the piece comes to a climax. The cover of the album features the artwork of Metzgers paternal great-grandfather Max Kleiter, whose drawings appear in early issues of the German art nouveau publication Der Jungend. The piece dates from 1901, but is as timeless and singular in style as the music contained within.” - Neros Neptune.

Artist: METZGER, PAUL
Title: Four Improvisations on Modified Banjo and Guitar
Format: Double LP
Label: Neros Neptune
Country: USA
Price: $27.00
"Four lengthy improvisations venture into the meditative sublime, a deeply cognitive set of compositions that exit miles beyond what one normally expects from the banjo and guitar.  Both of these instruments have been stretched well beyond their intended parameters by Metzgers design modifications.  The banjo bears little resemblance to that backwoods icon that it once was (he has added more than a dozen strings and a sitar bridge, and otherwise mutated a traditionally limiting instrument into something entirely unique), and his fretless acoustic guitar also has had additional drone strings built in. Metzgers iconoclastic approach and fluid dexterity in attack are truly unprecedented.  Middle-Eastern, North Indian and Asian influences as well as jazz and hill country folk styles seamlessly echo through his extended improvisations;  rhythm is implied more than imposed, and time seems to take on new dimensions.  Three banjo pieces here are simultaneously released on CD by the Chairkicker label.  Additionally, theres a 14:20 guitar track recorded during the same sessions which is exclusive to this edition of 240 numbered copies. The handmade covers are individually assembled & designed by Metzger and have completely different artwork than the CD."
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Artist: METZGER, PAUL
Title: Tombeaux
Format: LP
Label: Neros Neptune
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"LP version on 180 gram vinyl. Tombeaux, the much-anticipated new album from Paul Metzger, marks our alchemists third appearance on Neros Neptune, following critically-acclaimed contributions to labels like Locust and Honest Jons. Metzger summons the spirits of musical Appalachian forefathers, guitarist Django Reinhardt and classical sitarist Nikhil Banerjee, among others, weaving a peerless, highly individualistic music that sounds unlike anyone but himself. Metzgers playing doesnt imitate raga structures so much as use those modal figures as a starting point. He employs dazzling, breviloquent string-plucks on the main banjo strings, while producing rhythmic, droning textures on the cross-strings of an added bridge. Some have suggested similarities to the works of John Fahey or Sandy Bull, but Metzgers modus operandi doesnt constitute a mirroring of those styles; rather, he composes and operates apart from their music, in an insular and altogether separate universe. In the process, Metzger transcends and expands the lexicon in a wholly organic manner." -Neros Neptune.

Artist: PARR, CHARLIE
Title: When The Devil Goes Blind
Format: LP + CD
Label: Neros Neptune
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Includes a CD of the entire LP. 180 gram vinyl with tip-on sleeves. The legendary Charlie Parrs spellbinding finger picking and slide techniques on guitar and banjo place him front & center among the worlds foremost string-benders. His blood & guts songs are infused with an originality, integrity and heart rarely (if ever) displayed by contemporaries operating in or around pre-war blues traditions. In 2010, hes enjoying an ever-growing fan base comprised of folk-blues purists, American Primitive beard-scratchers, jam band-lovin neo-hippies, etc. Produced by Bo Ramsey (former guitarist with Greg Brown and Lucinda Williams), Charlies first nationally-distributed record is easily his most fully-realized effort to date." -Neros Neptune

Artist: PERE UBU
Title: Live at the Longhorn -- April 1, 1978
Format: Double LP
Label: Neros Neptune
Country: USA
Price: $30.00
"Double LP version. The three vinyl sides of Pere Ubu Live at the Longhorn are as much an indispensable live rock album as Modern Dance is an indispensable studio album. The show consists mainly of material from the Modern Dance album, only rocked out and swinging, more raw-nerved yet seasoned than their studio counterparts. What becomes apparent, especially on repeated listens, is how well-made this music is, how the drama and comedy flows within the modules of each song, how the songs fit together to give an audience an experience that -- while sharpened to paranoia and sensitive to harsh realities -- is as ineffable as it is concrete." -Neros Neptune.

Artist: REFORMARTWEST
Title: For Sepp (Selections from the Edgar Allan Poe Suite)
Format: LP
Label: Neros Neptune
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"Over the course of five decades, the legendary Austrian free jazz collective Reform Art Unit (and their offshoot groups) have collaborated with countless musicians, including Don Cherry, Carla Bley, Evan Parker, and Jim Pepper. Documented collaborations with free jazz notables include Impressions (Kovariks Musikothek, 1978) with Anthony Braxton and Clifford Thornton; Subway Performances (Granit, 1994) and Illumination (InRespect, 1995) with Sunny Murray; and With Milo Fine (Granit, 1999). Milo Fines lengthy resume includes numerous records as leader of his own group (the Milo Fine Free Jazz Ensemble) as well as collaborations with Joe McPhee (MFG in Minnesota; Hat Hut, 1978, & Old Eyes; Hat Hut, 1979) and duo encounters with Derek Bailey (Scale Points on the Fever Curve; Emanem, 2003) and Anthony Braxton (Shadow Company; Emanem, 2004). In May of 2015, Fine fulfilled a personal ambition by hosting the first North American appearances of Reform Art Unit founding members Fritz Novotny and Sepp Mitterbauer. Three nights of extraordinary and intimate concerts ensued at Minneapolis Studio Toile dAngles. This limited edition LP was culled by Neros Neptune from over three hours of material, and consists of three pieces featuring two sextets and one nonet. Joining the core members of reformARTwest (Novotny: soprano sax/flutes/percussion; Mitterbauer: trumpet/percussion; Fine: drum set/piano/clarinets) are Elaine Evans, Daniel Furuta, Benjamin J Mansavage Klein, Davu Seru, Charles Gillett and Paul Metzger. For Sepp is dedicated to the living memory of Sepp Mitterbauer, who died on December 9th of 2015. Mastered by Carl Saff. Housed in a beautiful, tip-on jacket with full color artwork. Edition of 300." - Neros Neptune.

Artist: VAMPIRE HANDS
Title: Two E.P.S
Format: LP
Label: Neros Neptune
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"At Wizard Island Too Punk To Fuck/Cuz Its A Beach Funeral. Neros Neptune has bestowed the last copies of this ultra-limited, swankly-packaged, tour-only LP upon Forced Exposure to coincide with Vampire Hands Spring 2009 23-date tour with Wavves. Minneapolis Vampire Hands are a rather difficult-to-pigeonhole lot, one with so many disparately abundant ideas bubbling out of their collective skulls that they barely keep pace with them. Citing influences as diverse as Exuma, Can, Neil Young and Simply Saucer, Vampire Hands sound might (lazily) be described as Marc Bolan meets Mayo Thompson in Neil Haggertys cannabistro. Fuzzy, distorted guitars meet tribal, pulsating rhythms. An eerily affecting falsetto melds with a lower, drier voice to create delightfully off-kilter harmonies. Get this NOW before this band assuredly ascends the hype-ladder." - Neros Neptune.

Artist: YONKERS, MICHAEL
Title: Circling The Drain
Format: LP
Label: Neros Neptune
Country: US
Price: $24.00
"The second of two startling Yonkers releases is an eight-band LP of solo, modified guitar improvisations. These recordings were picked from a number of tapes representing the entire works recorded by Yonkers that utilized a severely altered Steinberger knockoff guitar (that has since been retired). The music was recorded on a high-speed four-channel cassette machine, further manipulated during mastering. This is the noise record that lucky regional Yonkers aficionados have been hoping for since witnessing his infrequent, brain-scrambling, all-instrumental performances - and then some! Vinyl-only edition of 303 numbered copies in a gorgeous, four-color hand-screened jacket by Minneapolis artist and printer Dan Black complete the scrumptious package." - Neros Neptune.
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Artist: YONKERS, MICHAEL
Title: Grimwood
Format: LP
Label: Neros Neptune
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
“Currently out of print on CD, Michael Yonkerss Grimwood finally receives its long-overdue vinyl re-release (with download code included). Yonkerss first four LPs were released simultaneously in 1973, but it is Grimwood, his first, that regular commands the biggest bucks on the collector-scum market. Recorded in 1969, less than a couple years after the material eventually released as Microminiature Love, Grimwoodsounds like it emanates from another universe entirely. Straightforward on the one hand, yet fascinatingly and psychedelically abstruse on the other, Grimwood remains an essential "outsider" document that sits comfortably (and irreplaceably) alongside Spence, Grudzien, Tweddle, and a few select others.” - Neros Neptune.
"It would seem that Yonkers followed a trail that psychologically parallels the sun life highway, and his private flight took place in a presumably small hut, nestled on a lemonade lake, and from his chimney wafted rainbow smoke, in the fantastical haven of the mystical, mythical grimwood town for which the rec is named, as he attempted to allow light / space into areas of his psyche that hadnt seen enough of either in some time." - Karl Ikola, liner notes to 2007 CD reissue.

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