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Artist: EMBUDAGONN 108
Title: Charivari.I
Format: Cass
Label: Ammolraga Tapes
Country: Japan
Price: $12.00
2014 release. Limited to 36 copies. Recordings from 1992, 1998, 2003. ""In the early 90s old sound source that was recorded while being injured, such as the destruction of beer bottles and waste wood and the dismantling work of empty can objects, the first song of which fleshed homemade junk sounds and tape materials in 2003. Especially magical mandala] is particularly wonderful. Artwork is also attributed to the writer himself." - Art Into Life (via Google Translate).

Artist: EMBUDAGONN 108
Title: Music For Mesmer
Format: Cass
Label: Ammolraga Tapes
Country: Japan
Price: $12.00
2014 release. Limited to 36 copies. Recordings from 1987 and 2004. "..work was composed around the drones [Music for Mesmer]. As you can see from the title the recording of 2004 dedicated to German doctor Franz Anton Mesmer. On the B side 2 song, rare 87 electronic sustained sound works are included. Artwork is also attributed to the writer himself." - Art Into Life (via Google Translate)

Artist: WATARU, KASAHARA
Title: Hypnotic Symphony
Format: Cass
Label: Ammolraga Tapes
Country: Japan
Price: $12.00
2014 release. Limited to 36 copies. "This is a work with a real name with five songs from 2003 to 2004. It is a very musically structured content that will be on the same line as past sound sources [Hadess] and [Mythos]. Personally, this route is also highly recommended. Artwork is also attributed to the writer himself." - Art Into Life (via Google Translate)

Artist: GILLIS, ANNE
Title: Archives Box 1983-2005
Format: 5 CD Box
Label: Art Into Life
Country: Japan
Price: $52.00
“As though pursuing the smallest of impulses to their logical end-points, French composer Manon Anne Gillis began creating sound works and performances in the mid 1980s that were simultaneously quotidian and theatrical.
This is the first archival release to cover her work in its entirety: from the 1983 Devils Picnic release, right up to her 2005 installations and exhibitions. This 5CD box includes all of her albums on the (CRI)2, DMA2 and Rangehen labels, her only collaborative single with G.X. Jupitter-Larsen, most of her compilation tracks (minus a few where the original master tapes have gone missing), and 11 previously unreleased tracks. This is dense and detailed work, ripe with ancient dreams, bodily functions, darkness, secrets, and beautiful seclusion.
All tracks newly remastered by Colin Potter in 2015. Boxset including disk sleeves with the original artwork and a 20-page booklet.Limited edition of 500.” - Art Into Life.

Artist: HAMMER, JOSEPH
Title: Roadless Travel
Format: CD
Label: Art Into Life
Country: Japan
Price: $22.00
"LAFMS musician Joseph Hammer creates unparalleled works of tape manipulation. However, as yet there are comparatively few solo albums by this phenomenal artist. To rectify this situation, Art Into Life has decided to release Roadless Travel, his latest album. The album comes with a dense 24 page booklet of liner notes (essentially a full history of Hammer) by T. Sakaguchi, who has enjoyed a long friendship with him and is the foremost Japanese historian of the LAFMS scene." - Art Into Life.

Artist: LEWIS, JOSEPH AND DAVID STEANS
Title: Our Demons and Our Demons 2
Format: CD/DVD
Label: Art Into Life
Country: Japan
Price: $17.00
"John Mylotte (aka Sir Ashleigh Grove) is the leader of the ultra-mysterious cult group Metgumbnerbone, which also includes Richard and Philip Rupenus of The New Blockaders.This is a heretical two-part work, entitled "Our Demons 1 & 2", and was filmed on mini-DV cameras by Mylottes friends David Steans and Joseph Lewis. The films capture various ritualistic actions performed by ten masked individuals, somewhere in the blasted landscape of England. The films overflow with a warped humour, confusing the viewer as to the participants real intentions. The background music weaves an even more cultic atmosphere - not noise, but a kind of self-imagined trad folk. This version comes with an additional, stand-alone, remastered CD of the soundtrack. Only a small proportion of the soundtrack was used for the final cut of the film, so this is the only place where you can hear the full soundtrack. Highly recommended for all devotees of Metgumbnerbones uniquely eccentric sensibilities! Hardboard cover with tarot card prints by Joseph Lewis, and liner notes. Limited edition of 150." - Art Into Life.

Artist: NORD
Title: s/t
Format: Double CD
Label: Art Into Life
Country: Japan
Price: $18.00
"Nord, consisting of Satoshi Katayama and Hiroshi Oikawa, were one of the leading groups in the Japanese underground music scene of the 1980s. The groups two members now perform separately, both of them using the Nord moniker. This is the first CD reissue of their debut LP, originally released by Pinakotheca Records in 1981 when they were still performing as a duo. This reissue includes a disk of bonus material recorded around the same time as the LP. The bonus material includes four previously unreleased studio live takes recorded on April 29, 1982, and a complete version (18:49) of their live set at Shinjuku Loft on August 24, 1981 (part of the live set was previously issued on the "Live Materials" cassette on Vanilla Records). A rare glimpse of Katayama and Oikawa as a duo! Limited edition of 300. All tracks newly remastered by Anders Peterson in 2016." - Art Into Life.

Artist: PINHAS, RICHARD/HELDON/SCHIZO/T.H.X.
Title: Single Collection 1972-1980
Format: Double LP
Label: Bam Balam
Country: France
Price: $28.00
"RSD 2017 release. Double album compilation of the first singles (1972-1980) of Richard Pinhas and his legendary bands: the mythical Heldon, Schizo, and T.H.X.. And, as a bonus, an excellent long, hypnotic, instrumental version of "Marie Zorn" (1999), previously unpublished." - Bam Balam.

Artist: CALM-SERENE
Title: Original Album 1975-76
Format: CD
Label: Branco Label
Country: Japan
Price: $19.00
"This is the reissue CD of a great 70s pop rock psyche private press LP. Original LP was made in Japan 76. Like Justin Heathcliff, great psych music! Mini LP g/f sleeve, with lyric insert." - Branco Label.

Artist: ERIC, RIN
Title: The Soundtrack To The Movie In Your Mind
Format: LP/Book
Label: Branco Label
Country: Japan
Price: $32.00
"The SSW musicians as he continued his musical career in the United States from the 70s, it is also a sculptor painter�
Rin Eric. We work in the form of the original official release of the person in question the cooperation LP that Rins is self-produced in 72. Currently, folk indie scene of America 70s many, work group of locks have been rediscovered, but the 
name board, but remained either from lack of the production number, it is not known for a long time 
to remain buried too good to, it is a great work! We work and I think that, if you can feel something wonderful his music and reach the ears of many people at any one person. It is a music group with the exception of the few songs, made up of only acoustic guitar and voice. 
And a unique code feeling, finger picking, with the pace although being simple 
and, by the voice of Rins going extends deeply as if Kuruwasu the sense of time 
sound with a variety of facial expressions will have been spun. 
In addition, it is simple, but the sound therefore leave room by imagination, 
as the album title, but also by the heart of the listener receive is as if going to change the look of this sound. 
Like no other work of aloof. Long recording of a double-sided board alignment over 60 minutes! 
Upon request a strong person in question, and it was with recurrence in the analog board instead of CD! 
The Original Similarly, 26 page booklet with lyrics! " - Branco Label (via Google Translate).

"..one of the holy grails of the loner folk field. ..(re: opening track "Montano D Anjo") with a world-weary, soulful voice Eric sends you into an acid trip where his life unfolds and merges with the external hallucinations around him. While more tunes like the opener would have made this a full-blown killer LP, it still stands head and shoulders above the genre average.." - Patrick Lundborg, Acid Archives.

Artist: GRANT, GEORGE
Title: 90768
Format: CD
Label: Branco Label
Country: Japan
Price: $19.00
"This is the reissue CD of a great 70s dreamy folk private press LP. Original LP was made in UK 77. Recorded in 76. Original LP was pressed only 50 copies! Mini LP g/f sleeve, with lyric insert." - Branco Label.

Artist: HARADA, MITSU
Title: Codomo News
Format: CD
Label: Branco Label
Country: Japan
Price: $14.00
Originally released in 1975 on Himico Record.

Artist: HOSHITOKAWA
Title: Shinten
Format: CD
Label: Branco Label
Country: Japan
Price: $16.00
Originally privately released by the band in 1973.

Artist: KAWANA, NOBUE
Title: Nobues Sea
Format: CD
Label: Branco Label
Country: Japan
Price: $19.00
"Recorded in early 70s. "Nobues Sea" LP was originally released in 1975, by private press" - Branco.

Artist: LOVE
Title: s/t
Format: CD
Label: Branco Label
Country: Japan
Price: $22.00
"70s Japanese heavy rock masterpiece. Original LP was released by private press in 1977. LOVE was formed in 71. They performed much live in Fukushima, Tokyo and other areas. LOVE members were friend of FAR OUT. And the vocalist Yuji Ishimaru was a friend of Joe Yamanaka (the vocalist of FLOWER TRAVELLING BAND). LOVE appeared to "One Step Festival" in 74. "One Step Festival" was the biggest rock festival in Japan. Yoko Ono and many Japanese rock bands appeared to "One Step Festival". It was held in Fukushima. Track 3 is the live recording in "One Step Festival". LOVE released this LP by private press in 77. And they were dissolved. LOVE was a band of Fukushima. So Branco label contributes the half price of the sales of this CD to Fukushima." - Branco Label (via Google Translate).

Artist: PRIMARY MINI-BAND
Title: Kimamanahibi
Format: CD
Label: Branco Label
Country: Japan
Price: $19.00
"This is the reissue CD of a great 70s Japanese folk rock psyche private press LP. Original LP was made in Ibaraki-ken Japan 74. Chorus work like CSN&Y with psychedelic folk rock sounds by home-recording! And included a song like Mary Frys "Witch"! Mini LP g/f sleeve, with lyric insert. " - Branco Label.

Artist: SMITH, ANTONIO
Title: Ven, Seamos Mas... / Somos El Mundo
Format: Double CD
Label: Branco Label
Country: Japan
Price: $22.00
""Ven, Seamos Mas..." originally released in 1974, "Somos El Mundo" in 1975. Papersleeve with two inserts." - Branco Label.

Artist: STEVENS, MICK
Title: See The Morning / No Savage Word
Format: Double CD
Label: Branco Label
Country: Japan
Price: $22.00
"This is the re-reissue 2CD set of the greatest 70s psychedelic folk private press LPs! This is the most splendid music in the world! Reissue CD of German edition had a mistake. "No Savage Word" of German edition was mono mix. However, this edition is stereo mix as like original LP! This edition has also lyric insert of "See The Morning"! And this edition has 14 bonus tracks, and different sleeve design by the artists artwork! Original LPs were made in UK 73 and 75. Recorded in 72 and 75. Original LPs were pressed less than each only 99 copies! Mini LP g/f sleeve, with two lyric insert, and OBI. " - Branco Label.

Artist: STEVENS, MICK
Title: This Morning / Lady Sunrise
Format: Double CD
Label: Branco Label
Country: Japan
Price: $22.00
"This is unreleased material 2 albums of Mick Stevens. "This Morning" was recorded in 1973 and 1971. "Lady Sunrise" was recorded in 1972." - Branco.

Artist: SUZUKI, IKKI
Title: Branco No Yume ブランコの夢 (Dream Of Branco)
Format: CD
Label: Branco Label
Country: Japan
Price: $19.00
Originally released in 1976.

Artist: WEAVER, JOE AND FRIENDS
Title: The Wind In The Spumoni Trees
Format: CD
Label: Branco Label
Country: Japan
Price: $16.00
"This is the reissue CD of a great 70s American hippie folk private press LP. Original LP was made in Colorado USA 71. They were influenced from Donovan and Joni Mitchell. However, their music is a masterpiece of the very unique originality hippie folk! Include 4 bonus songs! Golden Mini LP sleeve, with lyric insert." - Branco Label.

Artist: ANDRIESSEN, JURRIAAN
Title: The Awakening Dream
Format: LP
Label: Bureau B
Country: Germany
Price: $23.00
"Bureau B present a reissue of Jurriaan Andriessens The Awakening Dream, originally released in 1977. Jurriaan Andriessen (1925-1996) was a Dutch composer. Although he was actually at home in classical music, he recorded three synthesizer albums in the late 1970s, the first of which, The Awakening Dream, is an outstanding excursion into experimental ambient and minimal music. Andriessen himself, 52 years of age at the time, called it a "trance symphony". The music - perhaps surprisingly for a contemporary classical composer - is less in the tradition of his peers such as Pierre Boulez or Karlheinz Stockhausen and more in tune with the electronic sounds of the 70s emanating from Berlin, Düsseldorf, or Forst, the likes of Cluster, early Kraftwerk, and Tangerine Dream, in places echoing Conrad Schnitzler. Andriessen was familiar with the work of these artists, but was probably more influenced by minimalist composers like Philip Glass or synthesizer pioneer Walter Carlos whom he admired. The entire album is played on a Minimoog Model D, a Fender Rhodes piano, a Hohner Clavinet, and a Philicorda organ. It was recorded sound on sound, before the 8-track machine entered the studio, using two Revox A77 tape recorders. Andriessen studied in Paris with Olivier Messiaen and in the USA with Serge Koussevitsky and Aaron Copland. Back in Holland he worked for radio, television and theatre. His compositions for state ceremonies such as the coronation of Queen Beatrix and the annual "Opening of Parliament" won him acclaim and he also wrote the music for the Oscar winning film The Assault (1986). Andriessen started to experiment with synthesizers on new compositions in the early 1970s. In 1973, he wrote music for Georg Büchners play Leonce And Lena and performed it on the ARP 2500 synthesizer. Andriessen was more interested in the challenge of creating new, previously unheard sounds than he was in imitating existing instruments. He strived to invent a novel, unique musical universe. Later he worked mainly with a Minimoog Model D, experimenting and recording in the Dream Studio, the home studio he built with his sons Gijs and Nils in The Hague. As a composer, Jurriaan was always ahead of his time. He loved research and enjoyed using uncommon or newly invented instruments in his compositions, often in unconventional formations. His last work, Jeux Des Vents, appeared in 1996. He died later the same year in The Hague." - Bureau B.

Artist: FAUST
Title: Fresh Air
Format: LP + CD
Label: Bureau B
Country: Germany
Price: $24.00
"Fausts new album Fresh Air differs in several respects from its predecessor, Just Us (BB 182CD/LP, 2014). The recordings were made at Jean-Hervé Pérons rehearsal studio in Schiphorst in northern Germany, hypnotic pieces with the kind of noisemaking the band is known for. For the new album, Péron and Werner "Zappi" Diermaier were looking for communication with musician friends and the audience. The tracks were recorded in changing ensembles at changing locations in the USA (during a tour in 2016). In these community recordings, with friendly support from Pérons database of field recordings, a strongly shaded noise music emerged which extends its feelers to the remotest corners of the here and now. Droning, swinging, lusting for freedom, here and there holding out quite stoically as machine-room blues. On board are the freely fabulous Barbara Manning in a live lecture, Jürgen Engler (Die Krupps) in overdub, and Ysanne Spevack as a wonderful wave-maker on the viola. The seven and a half minute title track begins with the poem by a French school friend of Péron (translated and recited in Polish) and ends in an industrial sound inferno. The singer cries for "Fresh Air" as if it is being taken away from him. Jean-Hervé Péron offers a political reading: "Can you breathe calmly here, or are we being poisoned?" "Engajouez Vous!" Péron presents this franco-Faustian artificial word to the audience and rewrites the Marseillaise for the here and now in the track "Chlorophyl". And finally, Zappi has his mini-dada performance with "Schnobs" and "Bia": a small dialect-based text piece, which starts with chlorophyl, goes over the meadow past the cow and lands with the farmer who drinks a beer and schnapps and suddenly sees two cows. The story of the band can tell that tale nicely. As Krautrockers, Faust had a worldwide career. On their first three albums in the early 1970s, they inhabited the vast field from improvisation to bricolage to rocknroll with the ease of rogues and the determination of declared sonic renegades. One can still feel the breathing of this music in current Faust pieces, in the stone-age thudding of "Fish", which Faust anticipated in 1972 on "Mamie Is Blue". "We let the music play through us," says Jean-Hervé Péron. Jean-Hervé Péron has a little tip for us: Listen to the fish." - Bureau B.

Artist: HENRY, PIERRE
Title: Maléfices
Format: LP
Label: Cacophonic
Country: UK
Price: $26.00
“Cacophonic presents Maléfices, an outstanding film score by Pierre Henry, often overlooked in lists of the composers work. The score is a dream record for fans of early electronics, female vocal manipulation, and horror soundtracks. Widely recognized as one of the original sonic architects of the movement known as musique concrète (having joined Pierre Schaeffers initiative as early as 1949), Pierre Henry was arguably the first musician to entertain the notion of this defiant musical revolution coexisting with traditional and popular music. Initially using the media of modern dance and spoken word as a platform to contextualize his tape-music mutations (notably in unison with Maurice Bejart), Henrys fusion of academic with thematic ideas led to the birth of electronic sound design for film and theatre, exemplified most prevalently in the macabre. His score for Henri Decoins 1962 film Maléfices (Where the Truth Lies) (starring Juliette Gréco) is the missing link between his earliest avant-garde recordings and his later celebrated pop experiments with Michel Colombier and Spooky Tooth. It rivals such cinematic sound as Daphne Orams work for Jack Claytons 1961 horror film The Innocents, and features Henry at what is perhaps his most melodic, fragile, and enchanting (especially for this unforgiving, formative era in his career). Layering vocal tape loops and gossamer feminine voice treatments with plucked strings, white noise wind, and brooding, industrial treated piano textures, Henry magnifies the films intoxicated, hallucinatory narrative. This concise set of complete themes is presented here, fully remastered for the first time, alongside rare excerpts from two of the composers very earliest and least obtainable forays into theatrical sound design: instrumental parts of Henrys first stereo reconstruction of Maurice Bejarts 1961 ballet Orphée, and his seldom-heard concrète interludes from Darius Milhaud and Max Gérards opera Mariage de la Feuille et du Cliché (1958).” - Cacophonic.

Artist: MYSTERY PLANE
Title: Still Life
Format: LP
Label: Color Tapes
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
Limited to 250 copies. "Mystery Plane formed in 1980 from the ashes of 70s new wave band 3D5 whos line-up also featured future Cure member Porl Thompson. This record was originally a demo cassette made in 1981 that was hawked around record labels with a view for release. Later Color Tapes released a 100 copies edition. To support their demo at the time the band played such gigs at the Marquee, Rock Garden and The Bridgehouse supporting bands such as Fad Gadget, Modern English and Henry Padovani (Ex-Police) in London. This sublime minimal basement krauty synth LP was inspired by bands such as Neu, Amon Duul ll, and "Vienna" period Ultravox. The album features guitar work of Gerald O Connell who was a big fan of Ash Ra Tempels guitarist Manuel Gottsching. A year later he went on to form Lives Of Angels who made the classic cold wave album "Elevator To Eden" which was originally released on Color Tapes in 1983. Mystery Plane have been featured on the sold out Cold Waves Of Color compilation series. The album has been remastered by Denis Blackham and comes complete with a poster insert." - Color Tapes.

Artist: VISIONS CONGO
Title: Mulago Sound Studio
Format: LP
Label: Discrepant
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
"Visions Congo is yet another moniker from Discrepants head honcho, Gonçalo F Cardoso, taking Africa as a starting point to evoke the memories and re-imagined experiences of his six-month stay there in 2015. Most of the recordings and compositions were done in the great lakes of the African regions of Uganda, Congo (DRC), Tanzania, and the island of Zanzibar. Mulago Sound Studio is a series of surreal and augmented field recordings that try to brace the listener with fresh alien authenticity before toying, very pointedly, with antiquated constructs by mixing avant-garde dustbin synth music with concrete field recordings and humorous, tongue-in-cheek intersections -- never to be taken too seriously. Equipped with a brand new art collage by US artist Evan Crankshaw. Mastered and cut at Dubplates & Mastering by Rashad Becker." - Discrepant.

Artist: MANSON, CHARLES
Title: Sings
Format: LP
Label: ESP-Disk
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"ESP-Disk present a reissue of Charles Mansons Sings, originally released as Lie: The Love and Terror Cult in 1970. Charles Manson visited New York City in the early 60s with his guitar and his songs in a vain search for recognition. Later, he had better luck in Beverly Hills, where famous musicians let him use their studio to produce this album. He has vocal backup from the women of the "family". During a stay in a San Francisco prison, he met a fellow inmate and gave him the album to release. While Manson was being tried and convicted of participation in his notorious murder spree, the government attempted to discredit the hippie movement by citing him as an example, hoping to stem the rising tide of anger among the population over the war in Vietnam. This album has achieved cult status among connoisseurs of 60s folk-rock. Personnel: Charles Manson - lead vocals, rhythm guitar, tympani; Bobby Beausoleil - electric guitar; Paul Watkins - French horn; Catherine Shore - violin; Dianne Lake - recorder; Steve Grogan - electric bass; Mary Brunner - flute, vocals on "People Say Im No Good"; Nancy Pittman - vocals on "Arkansas"; Sandra Good, Catherine Share, Lynette Fromme, Nancy Pittman and Cho-Cho - backup vocals. Presented here on red vinyl." - ESP-Disk.

Artist: DIE TODLICHE DORIS
Title: " "
Format: LP
Label: Etats-Unis
Country: USA
Price: $27.00
"Die Tödliche Doris was born out of West Berlins lively post-punk community in the early 80s. Along with Einstürzende Neubauten, Malaria, Sprung Aus Den Wolken and Frieder Butzmann, Die Tödliche Doris ranks amongst the Geniale Dilletanten -- which roughly translates as ingenious dilettantes -- who sought to democratize cultural productions beyond the grip of both Western capitalism and GDR socialism. The Geniale Dilletanten became synonymous with a free-for-all approach to music, film, painting and performance where participants encouraged raw expression through provocation and experimentation. Wolfgang Müller and Nikolaus Utermöhlen founded Die Tödliche Doris in 1980, presenting the public persona of Doris as a constantly shifting entity that deliberately engaged the contradictions of the human condition. The band often referenced themselves in the third person singular, alluding to Doris as a fully-formed female character with explosive, colorful emotions. For her debut album -- originally released on Zickzack in 1982 and playfully titled " " (that is, blank space surrounded by quotation marks) -- Doris most closely entertains the notion of a typical rock band with drums, bass and guitar. Produced by Neubautens Blixa Bargeld, the thirteen songs presented here are disquieting lullabies of profound anxiety, savage and primitive deconstructions of German polka and manic lacerations of punk minimalism: all reflections of the many and fractured personalities of Doris. This first-time vinyl reissue includes a reproduction of the original 24-page booklet. Limited edition of 500 numbered copies on clear vinyl." - Etats-Unis.
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Artist: DOCKSTADER, TOD
Title: Eight Electronic Pieces
Format: LP
Label: Etats-Unis
Country: USA
Price: $27.00
"Originally self-released in 1961 and later issued by Folkways, Tod Dockstaders Eight Electronic Pieces is a foundational document of American electronic music and a stunning first work from this revolutionary composer. Refused access to the resources and funding of the academy and without any interest from the record industry, Dockstader assembled his debut album through three years of his own private labor -- recording after-hours at the New York radio station where he worked. Dockstaders approach was informed by the laboratory experiments of his European contemporaries Edgar Varèse and Pierre Schaefer as well as by the aleatory compositional techniques and neo-dadaist aesthetics of John Cage. While Dockstader famously described his music as organized sound, Eight Electronic Pieces is not pure musique concrète. Oscillators pulse and clash with fragments of incidental tape music, leaving collages of sound as tuneful and memorable as they are otherworldly. A visionary debut that presages the abstract ambience of modern IDM and an essential addition to any collection of early electronic music. Limited edition of 500 numbered copies on clear vinyl." - Etas-Unis.

Artist: JONES, JOE
Title: In Performance
Format: LP
Label: Etats-Unis
Country: USA
Price: $27.00
"After studying with composers John Cage and Earle Brown, Joe Jones became a prominent figure in Fluxus, contributing to the movements first yearbox alongside La Monte Young, György Ligeti and Nam June Paik. Beginning in late 1961, Jones began constructing his own music machines -- drawing inspiration from the calliopes, automata and orchestrations of the 19th and early 20th century to create self-playing ensembles of stringed instruments, percussion and woodwinds -- played through an elaborate (yet decidedly lo-tech) system of rubber bands, balls and tin foil. Christened the Tone Deaf Music Company, this battery of automated musical instruments generates the sounds on In Performance (originally released in 1977 on the Harlequin Art imprint). With exacting conceptual precision and varied subtleties of natural motion -- not unlike Harry Bertoias sounding sculptures -- Jones machines produce richly-textured strata of sound and serve as engines of paradox. While bringing the figure of the artist-composer to the foreground, the machines ultimately dispense with the need for the performer entirely -- a cunning subversion of the fetish for virtuosity and individual genius. Limited edition of 500 numbered copies on clear vinyl." - Etats-Unis.

Artist: LE FORTE FOUR
Title: Bikini Tennis Shoes
Format: LP
Label: Etats-Unis
Country: USA
Price: $29.00
"The origins of Le Forte Four are those of the Los Angeles Free Music Society itself. Chip Chapman joined forces with Rick Potts (and shortly thereafter Tom and Joe Potts), taking up the LAFMS name in 1974. Ultimately baptizing themselves Le Forte Four, they began threading imagined lines between John Cage and The Residents, Cecil Taylor and Henry Cow -- generating sounds completely unlike any of these and anything since. The inaugural release on the eponymous LAFMS imprint with only 200 copies pressed originally, Bikini Tennis Shoes is a staggering piece of anti-music that remains as refreshingly ground-clearing today as it was when it first appeared in 1975. Its 40 minutes (parceled out across nearly as many tracks) chart forays into free improvisation, Buchla misuse, filtered noise, begrudging and damaged melodic sorties (from the Star-Spangled Banner to Stravinskys The Rite of Spring) and healthy doses of basement pablum. Le Forte Four emerged out of the lethargic American 70s as a locus where, in their own words, gamelans and ragas merged with serial and chance compositions finally melting together with instructional records and Beatles bootlegs. A wildly eclectic rummaging of postwar culture and 20th century sound, Le Forte Fours Bikini Tennis Shoes preempts punks outsider ethos and DIY autodidactism. Limited edition of 500 numbered copies on clear vinyl." - Etats-Unis.

Artist: V/A
Title: Highlights Of Vortex
Format: LP
Label: Etats-Unis
Country: USA
Price: $27.00
"The brainchild of visual artist Jordan Belson and electronics polymath Henry Jacobs, the Vortex Experiments ran from 1957 to 1960, first at San Franciscos Morrison Planetarium and later at the SF Museum of Art. The very name of these events announced their aim: a swirling totality of sensory experience. Around Belsons richly-colored visuals -- making use of the planetariums entire dome and featuring luminous, sharply geometric imagery projected through an array of devices -- Jacobs ringed a system of roughly 40 multidirectional loudspeakers, each of which could be precisely controlled to produce, in the words of one reviewer, a living theater of sound and light. A landmark recording in the history of electronic tape music and an engrossing artifact of proto-psychedelia, Highlights Of Vortex gathers recordings designed for the Vortex system by Jacobs and collaborators David Talcott, William Loughborough, and Gordon Longfellow. Source material including free improvisation, field recording, classical Indian instrumentation, West African polyrhythms and musique concrète is transmogrified through tape manipulation, atomizing swathes of reverb and delay, and other live and recorded effects, making dramatic use of the monumental Vortex soundsystem. An unprecedented marriage of image and sound, Vortex Experiments exercised immeasurable impact on the imagination and practice of countless experimental visual and sonic artists so this album is a must for fans of such visionaries as Stan Brakhage, Tony Conrad, and Jack Smith. Limited edition of 500 numbered copies on clear vinyl." - Etas-Unis.

Artist: HOUSEWIVES
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Ever/Never
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Punk in the age of infinite duplication. Endless algorithms -- strands of digital DNA wrapping like loose cords around the arteries of daily life. We find ourselves mannequin-ed -- gazing longingly at the constant churn of street life; a simulacrum of stimulation. All the dense paranoias of the 20th century have shadow-walked their way right up to our 21st century doorstep and they are quietly picking the lock while we fritter away the hours in the room with the screens. What to do about this concealed drudgery? Where to turn in these bleak hours? How can we break the chains of routine, the labor of labour? Perhaps at this late date, it would be naive to state: “We can listen to Housewives.” What decade is this? How can music still inspire concentrated thought while satisfying its inherent physical demands? Rock music is intended to be functional. Postpunk music is music for doing. Housewives are a band that does; and the content is not mere window-dressing. Housewives are: Industrious music for industrious people. A few years ago, London, Englands Housewives, in the finest of postpunk traditions, began making an intensely focused racket. Their debut took the form of a five-song limited-edition cassette put out by Faux Discx. This self-titled EP had a startling power and hypnotic force that is all too rare in this era of practiced disaffection. Instead of pretending to be bored by this evershifting world, Housewives approach revealed a microscopic attention to detail. Despite their using the traditional instruments of rock n roll, Housewives invert these powerful totems to their own ends. This is music that earns its praise from such high priests of refusal as Charles Hayward (This Heat, Camberwell Now). Like an Adam Curtis documentary, Housewives is music that takes on social constructs, looking for a way to disassemble these ridiculous structures. With it biting lyrics lampooning a lad who is “racist when its funny,” bracing opener “Poppy” seems to anticipate Brexit. As the bass throb surges through your system like a blood rush, perhaps you need to rethink your stance on what is and what is not important in the current supercut of media and politics. “In Camera” traffics in impossible clockwork rhythms -- they grind against each other, gathering momentum until the band sounds like an overworked machine on the verge of exploding. “Medicine Bottle” is the closest thing Housewives will serve you to a hit. The no wave guitar spasms -- like a coil snapped by sudden pressure -- collide with the rhythm section in the middle of a congested city. The claustrophobia summoned by the track is hardly offset by the snaking interjections of a saxophone. If anything, this presence of breath reinforces the sensation of necessary and cathartic exertion. Courtesy of New York Citys Ever/Never Records, the unjustly-ignored debut by one of the top operating postpunk bands worldwide, has found a home on wax. Finally, this previously extremely-limited cassette is given the format it deserves. Delivered at a volume-enhancing 45 rpms, Housewives 12” EP is a diamond-hard gem of postpunk. “Almost Anything” shows just how locked-in to factory mode this band can get. Few modern bands are playing with such sounds and intentions. “62426” is a series of mutating nodes -- like the communications in THX-1138 made manifest in song-form. At times, Housewives recall the best of the UKs postpunk gloom n doom glory days. The rub is -- we are in the future that those bands warned us about. Housewives are the last band standing, forcing our eyes open and demanding that we address the monolithic edifice of modern life." - Ever/Never.

Artist: QUIETUS
Title: Volume Three
Format: LP
Label: Ever/Never
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Quietus sound like the house band at the last bar at the end of the universe, accessible through a secret entrance by way of a whispered password. Their music drifts and arcs, beholden to some unknown gravity, but always threatening to verge—angry and exhausted—out of its orbit, back to chaos. Their third full-length—appropriately entitled Volume Three—practically drowns you in Quietus sensuous world. Theres a lushness to this music that obscures the deep ache at its core. Even in its slightly-abbreviated radio edit, “Your Hidden Swim” swells forth, arms outstretched, only to withdraw, however apologetically. This push-pull dynamic—the contradictions, the paradoxes—fuels Quietus paeans to loneliness and disconnection. Disconsolate. Quietus gives voice and substance to emotions that, to be made manifest, demand the creation of strange, sonic worlds. At times, Quietus is akin to a post-rock take on some of the finer songwriters of our age: The wee-hours-last-cigarette waltz of the late Leonard Cohen; a trace of Nick Caves epic drama; echoes of doomed souls such as Tim Buckley and Townes Van Zandt. Often, the songs bloom into slow-motion climaxes hinting at casual violence. Even when the music swans about and leers at its lovers, there is always the suggestion of a darkness lurking beneath. On “The Souvenir Bruise,” Quietus leader Geoffrey Bankowski sings “The girls been waiting for the damage to get lit up/The boys been waiting for the girl/The souvenir bruise has been waiting for the thigh/And we were all waiting for a door/That locks from the inside.” Volume Three is an intimate, space-dust noir; pummeled material swirling in the air, trying to close great distances, to land, to stick to flesh."- Ever/Never.

Artist: PEACE, LOVING
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Feeding Tube
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"First vinyl by a band that has long been in the vanguard of the neu Boston commune-hunch. Although known only via CDRs, live shows and compilation tracks, Peace, Loving has been at work crafting their mysterious völk moves for the better part of a decade. The core of the band on this record is a quartet -- ARKM Foam, who also appears on the Bang! Bros. 12/12/12 EP (FTR 170, 2014), Kate Lee, Morgan Shaker and Pancho the Kidd. Several of these souls are central to the whole Whitehaus scene in Jamaica Plain, and an array of fellow travelers pile on at various moments of this album. You can easily discern the weekly hoot roots of their sound on the studio side of the LP, which makes me think of what youthful vipers might come up with after listening to stuff like Dan Hicks, Captain Matchbox and Homegas. These tunes have a mix of naif lyricism, slightly archaic pop moves and a soupçon of stoned improvisational logic that pops up in unexpected places. Its a blend that grows on you more and more with each spin. The live side of the album is a different beast entirely. It starts with jingly minimalism that recalls 16 Bitch Pile-Up at their least noisy, but it merges into a quiet flow of banjo and the kind of dimly sparkling percussion you expect to find sprawled around the rug of a rural cabin. The music develops a deep and abstract smokiness, of the kind associated with outfits like MVEE or Mendocino, eventually erupting into a symphony of sound as thick as the climatic sequences of Hitchcocks 1963 film, The Birds. All in all Peace, Loving is a perplexing and very warm spin. One likes to imagine it might have been something Ed Denson snuck onto Takoma back in the day, when Fahey wasnt paying attention. Would have been a classic of unknown-tongue form then, and remains one now. Dig it." - Byron Coley, 2017. Edition of 400.

Artist: CIANI, SUZANNE
Title: Fish
Format: 7"
Label: Finders Keepers
Country: UK
Price: $25.00
RSD 2017 release. Single-sided "aquatic clear" 7". Includes a copy of the original press release as well as a press cutting from the time. Limited edition of 1000. "As the first and only label dedicated to liberating the private, non-commercial artifacts from Suzanne Cianis groundbreaking Ciani Musica studio vault, Finders Keepers Records presents the first release of an incredible cryogenically suspended slice of precious, precocious, immersive fledgling synthesis. Ironically well removed from the intension of phonographic application in its original inception, this anti-pop wash of marine biology modular synth sound-design was originally proposed by a very young Ciani for exclusive infinite-loop airings in a giant mid-American shopping mall aquarium in 1977. Potentially conjuring ambient scenes from the consumerist satire Dawn of the Dead while sonically ushering in a genuine desire for total musical science reevaluation and revolution via a decidedly mainstream portal, the Fish Music project is a striking, eerie example of how Cianis "Subversion With A Smile" approach led to a long career of breaking boundaries in formal music technology, film scoring, the advertising industry, and gender equality -- all of which has continued to fuel her passion and channel her life-lust and artistic appetite, much to the benefit of future ambitious trajectories of music. Owing much to the memory of genuine synthesizer maverick Don Buchla, this conceptual release is very much the product of artistic America at its progressive halcyon, but with its illustrious and idiosyncratic composition also communicates subtle undertones of Cianis feminine Italian origins, which seldom reside outside of the efforts of Roman library composers like Casa, Tomassi, Raskovich, and siblings Antonio and Maria Teresa Luciani. File under... water." - Finders Keepers.

Artist: MILLER, GRAEME & STEVE SHILL
Title: The Moomins
Format: LP
Label: Finders Keepers
Country: UK
Price: $28.00
Gatefold sleeve. "Imagine, if you will, a foreboding homemade electro-acoustic, new age, synth-driven, proto-techno, imaginary world music created on a Portastudio soundtrack for a Polish-made animated fantasy based on a Finnish modern folk tale and created for German and Austrian TV, composed in 1982 by two politically-driven post-punk theater performers from a shared house in Leeds. To even the most perspicacious and adventurous of alternative music fans, the genuine bloodline of this previously unreleased record already begins to sound like an entire record collection in one sitting. It would be surprising if this projects ambitious and exotic credentials didnt tick at least one box on your musical matrix and without one drop of unnecessary nostalgic hyperbole this project already sounds like the perfect fantasy record that youve never heard. From the same social landscape as Gang Of Four, The Mekons, and Impact Theatre Co-operative - armed with a Wasp synthesizer, an ocarina, and a cassette of the Robinson Crusoe music taped off the TV, Graeme Miller and Steve Shill used minimum means for maximum mayhem, instilling over 35 years of dream-like illusory fuzziness and freakiness into the memories of a generation of school age TV addicts waiting for the next five minute fix of outer national fuzzy felt folklore. Collected here, all in one place for the first time, Finders Keepers, in close collaboration with the original composers, present the first-ever full soundtrack release for the UK-specific cult animated series. Finders Keepers take the original homemade micro-melodies and reintroduce them to a musical landscape where fans of vintage electronics, concrète tape effects, pocket percussion, and domestic synths are finally ready to be reunited with the magnetic music of Moominvalley." - Feeding Tube.

Artist: LEDA
Title: Gitarrmusik III-X
Format: LP
Label: Forlag For Fri Musik
Country: Sweden
Price: $24.00
"First full length LP from Leda. Leda (Sofie Herner) is also known from the groups Neutral and Enhet För Fri Musik. LP is Limited to 100 copys" - Forlag For Fri Musik.

Artist: PRIVATE ARMS
Title: Your Words Drip Like Saliva
Format: LP
Label: Forlag For Fri Musik
Country: Sweden
Price: $24.00
"Private Arms is a project by Dan Johansson, known from Sewer Election, Neutral and Enhet För Fri Musik. LP is limited to 100 copys." - Forlag For Fri Musik.

Artist: SPR!
Title: Mental Health
Format: LP
Label: Hoga Nord
Country: Sweden
Price: $25.00
"Debut LP by Gothenburg-based duo SPR! (Albert Sjöstam and Christoffer Fransson). White LP. Limited edition of 300. From hypnotic, chaotic anarcho-kraut to beautiful, toned-down pieces, these seven tracks invite the listener to turn illness into a weapon and mellow the mind to numbness. Closing track "Dope Rider" aims deep down for the underground. Music for going crazy while studying health with ones brain." - Hoga Nord.

Artist: BARBIERI, CATERINA
Title: Patterns Of Consciousness
Format: Double LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $38.00
"Patterns Of Consciousness is the powerful second full-length from analog synth composer Caterina Barbieri. Gorgeous high resolution analog textures and algorithmic melodies unfold under Barbieris careful control, exploring the basic nature of sound and consciousness. These pieces are minimal in arrangement but maximal in presence asserting Barbieri as a unique voice in contemporary electronic music composition. Patterns Of Consciousness was originated by ideally infinite permutation of patterns through a disciplined and exclusive use of machinery (an indexed quad sequencer and a harmonic oscillator). By means of subtraction, addition, and jitter operations, Barbieri derives a myriad of interlocking patterns extracted from an original matrix of just few harmonic archetypes, gradually developing the potential of the reduced constellation of pitches and durations determined in advance. Pushing the limits of her monophonic instrument, Barbieri seeks out counterpoint from a single oscillator through the exclusive use of additive synthesis, fast progressions, extreme melodic jumps, and intricate delay lines. She develops an illusory counterpoint style influenced by her passion for baroque lute music, where fast arpeggios are employed to get effects of sustained chords and overcome the limits of fast decay timbres. But the highly formulaic and germinative style of these pieces is also influenced by Indian classical musics vision of sound as an agent of change and recreation. Patterns are understood as the cells of an organism or the units of a language: a limited set of signs that can be recombined to always generate new possibilities. In POC, repetition and permutation of patterns are explored as tools to reconfigure perceptions and bend emotions, approaching sound as a medium to develop and master our own perceptual art. Emerging machine intelligence, human desire of pattern detection and the understanding of music as a cognitive feedback between humans and technology are primary sources of inspiration for this work. All the compositions share a common fatalistic tension, an impossible running, a restless rush - somewhat nervous somewhat ecstatic - to grasp a meaning out of fragments. Every piece in POC is conceived as a generative entity, a dynamic and living being able to develop its own organic laws, whose inner potential of growth and change is embedded in the initial instructions of the sequencer. Music produced by Caterina Barbieri between September 2015 and January 2016. Mixed at EMS (Elektronmusikstudion) in Stockholm. RIYL: Alessandro Cortini, Eleh."

"Caterina Barbieri on Patterns Of Consciousness: "A pattern creates a certain state of consciousness. Once it is created, the pattern stands as an object exactly like the sound waves which generate it. We are at the same time inside and outside of the object. While being it, we observe it. Over time we become familiar with the inner structure of the pattern. We decode its gravitational centres, where our psychomotor attention is attracted, where everything seems to be drawn. When a change in the pattern occurs it causes a perturbation of the previously established field of forces. This causes consciousness to fracture, potentially unfolding layers of perceptions we werent aware of or simply suggesting that we access only a fraction of our psychic potential. The layered nature of consciousness and the relativity of perception are some of the biggest secrets we can experience through sound." - Important.

Artist: CORTINI, ALESSANDRO & MASAMI AKITA
Title: s/t
Format: Double LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $38.00
"Alessandro Cortini (Nine Inch Nails) and Japanese noise legend Masami Akita (Merzbow) share a mutual love for the EMS Synthi, a British synthesizer from the early 70s notorious for its patch matrix, portability, and distinct tone. Astonishingly, these two disparate artists meld into a single sound as they flex the analog circuitry of the EMS Synthi in new ways; giving this classic synth a modern workout and proving that, in capable hands, a 40-year-old analog synthesizer is a tool for the ages. Metallic shimmer print on heavy duty jackets; 180 gram vinyl." - Important.

Artist: PERFORMING FERRET BAND
Title: s/t
Format: 7"
Label: Insolito
Country: Germany
Price: $12.00
Edition of 300 copies. "Theres a touch of The Fall and the TV Personalities, a little garage and Beat, hints of the rhythm-propelled sounds of the Monochromes, Feelies, Beefheart, Gang of 4/Delta 5 or Diagram Brothers, and a dry wit that had more to do with the Ferrets favorite authors and comedians than anyone from the class of 77, but the Ferrets response to D.I.Y. was all their own." - Hyped 2 Death. "Original released as a 3 track 7" in 1980 we proudly re-issue it with 4 tracks. These 4 tracks are not on the Performing Ferrets LP that will be re-issued from Beat Generation in Spain later this month." - Insolito.

Artist: ALTAR OF FLIES
Title: Rörelsen Mellan Rummen
Format: LP
Label: Jartecknet
Country: Sweden
Price: $22.00
"A decade has now gone by since Mattias Gustafsson released his first recording under the name of Altar of Flies. Since then, he has carved out his very own unique approach to experimental music, with an unmistakable artisic expression. The new Lp, "Rörelsen mellan rummen", is no exception to this claim. With an astonishing precision and sensibility for details, "Rörelsen mellan rummen" is definately one of his finest moments so far. We are nvited to the inner corners of a musical universe where the dull replicas of todays hollowed out experimental "scene" are left far behind. With intriguing sound collages and tape manipulations, "Rörelsen mellan rummen" takes the formula of the past to even higher levels. With a more crystallized sound than ever, the dense and restrained compositions on "Rörelsen mellan rummen" provides a new milestone in an impressive artistic trajectory. Released in 300 copies." - Jartecknet.

Artist: ATTESTUPA
Title: Musik for Tomma Rum
Format: LP
Label: Jartecknet
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Folky and desolate music that reeks of plague, desolate countrysides, heathen rituals and long, harsh cold winters. Another anti-urban masterpiece from members from LEAFES and SEWER ELECTION, their third full-length release, with slow and monotonous percussion, deeply buried vocals, crude electronics and droning guitars, tortured synths and flutes. Edition of 200." -Jartecknet.

Artist: SEWER ELECTION
Title: Nära
Format: LP
Label: Jartecknet
Country: Sweden
Price: $22.00
“Gothenburgs finest is back with another fullength recording, offering a delicate and puzzling experience, showing new aspects to the audial works of Sewer Election. Chilling oscillating drones and field recordings woven into an intricate mixture, presenting a more personal sound than ever.
Comes with bigger inlay with extensive liner notes by Matthias Andersson. Released in 350 copies.” - Jartecknet.
“Instigated with “Kassettmusik” (iDEAL, 2008) and its suffocating minimalism, carefully elaborated into the brutish musique concréte of “Bristning” (RTB, 2009) to later fully blossom into the crude reel-to-reel odysseys of “Vidöppna Sår” (PAN, 2010) and “Vittra Sönder” (Throne Heap, 2012), “Nära” pretty much feels like the perfect culmination of the Sewer Election explorations of the last five years or so. Perhaps the most laid back and mellow Sewer Election so far, “Nära” blends the now very beautifully executed tape-manipulations with sparse oscillating tones and a heavy but at the same time subtle use of everyday life recordings from the near surroundings.” - Matthias Andersson, Fördämning Fanzine, April 2014.

Artist: PRAN NATH, PANDIT
Title: Midnight / Raga Malkauns
Format: Double CD
Label: Just Dreams
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
2002 release. "New 2-CD commercial release from Just Dreams, Inc. Two full-CD recordings of Raga Malkauns by Pandit Pran Nath, accompanied by full texts of the vocal compositions presented in Devanagri script, phonetic English, word-by-word translation, and poetic interpretation by Sri Karunamayee, a longtime senior disciple of the Master." - Just Dreams. 2002 release on La Monte Young and Marian Zazeelas label. Disc one feaures Pran Nath, Terry Riley, Ann Riley and Simone Forti, recorded in SF, 1971. Disc two features Pran Nath, La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela and K. Paramjyoti, recorded in NYC, 1976. Very highly recommended!

Artist: PRAN NATH, PANDIT
Title: Ragas Of Morning & Night
Format: CD
Label: Just Dreams
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
“At long last, La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela reissue this seminal, hugely influential album on their Just Dream imprint, the legendary recording from 1968 India of Pandit Pran Nath titled Ragas Of Morning & Night. The original studio session was produced in New Delhi, February 1968, by Jimi Hendrix associate Alan Douglas, it features recordings of "Raga Todi" and "Darbari", which showcase Pran Nath at his prime. Pran Naths exquisite control between microscopically fine degrees of pitch can be easily heard in the former. The first two thirds of the piece is performed slowly and delicately, each sinuous line being given careful weight and consideration. When, in the final few minutes, the pace quickens there is a startling sense of unfolding possibilities, almost an embarrassment of riches after the earlier rigour. The second raga follows a similar structure but the tonal center is entirely different; instead of the plaintive almost keening quality of the morning raga, we hear a calmer, more accepting feeling, as though the singer has graciously acceded to what has occurred that day. This time when the tempo picks up its as if the singer has gotten a second wind late in the day and is suddenly full of joyous energy. The effect of Pran Naths quivering lines and immensely complicated vocal arabesques is liberating enough. When he goes head to head with the tabla player for some intricate sparring, ones jaw tends to drop. Ragas of Morning and Night is a wonderful recording and would serve as a fine introduction both to this musician and to this particular style of singing as well.

"He was a living encyclopedia of the ancient traditional compositions," La Monte Young once said. "And he had an extraordinary knowledge of the proper delineation of each raga." Ragas are connected to certain times of day, seasons and other natural and personal associations, and Pandit Pran Nath insisted on performing them at the appropriate times. A living repository of thousands of obscure ragas, many of which have probably become extinct with his death in 1996, Pran Nath devoted much of his later years to teaching. He numbered La Monte Young, Terry Riley and Jon Hassell among his long time students, who were fascinated by pure intonation and microtones and who were pioneers of Minimalism, and through them his unique phrasing and melodic sensibility have filtered into contemporary composition. Additionally, excellent and detailed liners notes by La Monte Young are included.

For a decade and a half, Pran Nath lived in Young and Zazeelas loft for a good part of each year, and the New York night owls were typically required to rise at 3am each day to prepare tea for their teacher, who slept at the other end of the loft. He would then perform his riaz (practice) and give them a lesson - if he chose to.

"He was the head of the household recalls La Monte Young. "We were not allowed to have friends. We had to give up everything - rare ly did we even get to vis i t our parents. He was very protective of us and extremely possessive of us. But we got the reward. The reward is, if you make the guru happy, then you get the lessons." - Just Dreams. Remastered CD edition, 500 copies.

Artist: NOBU=WATARU KASAHARA
Title: Guitar Therapy
Format: Cass
Label: Kodanuki Press
Country: Japan
Price: $12.00
Recordings from 1988-1991.

Artist: NOBU=WATARU KASAHARA
Title: Taiko 2000
Format: Cass
Label: Kodanuki Press
Country: Japan
Price: $12.00
2017 release. Wraparound hand drawn xerox artwork sleeve.

Artist: UNKNOWN ARTIST
Title: Shida-Yuri
Format: Cass
Label: Kodanuki Press
Country: Japan
Price: $12.00
"performer unknown. recording date unknown (1984-1990?) recording equipment: TASCAM PORTA ONE, Casiotone MT-65 & CASIO SK-1, SONY ECM-170 and electric guitar, electric bass, gong, reverb, delay, etc..."

Artist: CHARCOAL OWLS
Title: The Red Album
Format: Cass + Booklet
Label: Larching Books
Country: UK
Price: $11.00
Comes with download code. "The Red Albums consists of an A6 saddle-stitched 10 page booklet printed on 160gsm recycled paper, and a chrome C40 cassette with full colour printed o-card sleeve. The set is a collaboration between Tom James Scott and Russell Walker (Bomber Jackets, The Pheromoans, The Teleporters). a set of music cassette and text pamphlet in a run of 50 copies." - Larching Books.

Artist: WALKER, RUSSELL
Title: When New Towns Act Tough
Format: Book
Label: Larching Books
Country: UK
Price: $13.00
"A5 paperback novel. A limited run of 50 individually hand-numbered copies. 140pp+4pp, perfect-bound, matt laminated gold covers ; design and layout by Tom James Scott, and printed by Hato Press, London." - Larching Books. Russell Walker from Bomber Jackets, Charcoal Owls, The Pheromoans, The Teleporters, etc.

Artist: VANAY, LAURENCE
Title: Les Soleile De La Vie
Format: LP
Label: Lion Productions
Country: France
Price: $19.00
"The tracks on the album reflect my feelings at the time, a great happiness to live an interesting life (although stressful!) with the key, a happy story of love." —Jacqueline Thibault "Following the international release of “Evening Colours” in 1976, Jacqueline Thibault (Laurence Vanay) continued to compose songs that she recorded on her multi-track Revox. But she had little time for her own music, working day and night at legendary international recording studio, the Chⴥau d’H鲯uville. Still, Jacqueline managed to bring together the compositions for “Les Soleils de la Vie” (The Suns of Life), with the help of her perpetual musical accomplices—Serge Derrien (guitar, flute, wordless vocals) and John Chevalier, aka Popov (drums and percussion). There was also the timely intervention of other friends, Michel Santangelli (drums), Jean Claude Guzelli (bass) and Francis Moze. Decca Records was interested in producing the album back in 1977, but asked for a remix of the music. Only several years later was that finally possible—too late for Decca. The recordings therefore found themselves asleep on Parisian shelves, pending potential better days. Shimmering, mysterious, sometimes funky, deeply emotional examples of musical beguilement.•First ever release for this 1977 follow-up to the wonderful “Evening Colours” LP •Six-panel color insert with rare photos and Jacquelines remarkable story •Limited to 500 copies, housed in a deluxe tip-on jacket." "- Lion Productions.

Artist: LED ER EST
Title: Dust On Common
Format: LP
Label: Mannequin
Country: Germany
Price: $21.00
"RSD 2017 release. Mannequin Records present a reissue of one of the best minimal synth/cold wave albums of the past 15 years. Dust On Common from Led Er Est (Sam De La Rosa, Shawn OSullivan, and Owen Hutchinson) was originally released in 2009 by the seminal Brooklyn based record label Wierd Records. The bands first full-length release showed the three piece clearly breaking out of the minimal synth underground they had been a vital integral part of since its inception in Brooklyn to create an undeniably contemporary set of highly crafted and restrained, icily psychedelic pop songs. Synthesizing countless disparate musical influences from first wave British industrial music to house, disco, and the largely unknown cold wave (aka "La Vague Froide") tradition in Northern Europe, the tracks on Dust On Common fly by, straight out of the frozen hot, lonely cold plains of vocalist Samuel Kklovenhoofs native central Texas. After digesting a few songs of this rich dust, the listener can do no other than lie down in the wild weird Laredo bunker to revel in the refreshingly brisk blast of hedonistic analog pleasure dancing through the airwaves in the sky above... Comes on orange vinyl; Edition of 500." - Mannequin.

Artist: GLASS FAMILY
Title: Electric Band
Format: Double LP
Label: Maplewood
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"The origins of The Glass Family start in West Los Angeles. Jim Callon formed a band to play surf music and covers at frat parties to make some money. They went by a few different monikers at that point; the Carpet Baggers and the Soul Survivors amongst them. “Los Angeles at that time was a wonderful place to be," Callon said. "There were these pockets of communities all over the place. Everything [was] about what was going on and [what] we were a part of really had a good intention. It was people expanding their minds with LSD and marijuana. People just wanted to try new things and change the way that they were expected to live their lives." A few years later when the band members were at Cal State LA for grad school, they changed the band name to The Glass Family. They played all over Los Angeles, gigging at notable venues like The Troubadour, The Topanga Corral and The Whiskey A Go-Go, sharing bills with The Doors, Vanilla Fudge, and Love. By 1967, they’d secured a record deal with Warner Bros. Records, who released their record in 1968. Although it never became the hit that they’d hoped for, the more important result was that the Glass Family were a piece of the puzzle of the times: playing gigs with Gram Parsons and The Flying Burrito Bros, Canned Heat, Big Brother and The Holding Company with Janis Joplin, and The Grateful Dead."

“The gigs we played with The Dead at The Fillmore were the most memorable. Owsley Stanley would walk around backstage and place little paper cups full of coke or punch dosed with the best Owsley acid. Then he’d walk through the audience handing out cups." House of Glass is the impressive opening track, full of tension and convincing vocals over some 13th Floor Elevators style grooves; Once Again and Sometimes You Wander are nice soft-psych tunes; The Means is an excellent hallucinogenic flying into the Beatles territory; Do You Remember is not far from Pearls Before Swine. I Want To See My Baby has nice fuzz guitar, and reminds one of Country Joe & The Fishs Death Sound Blues. Weve always thought that this was one of the better underground psych albums, so were glad to see an official version hit the streets. Gatefold includes unique band photos and a biography of the bands experiences in psychedelic 1960s Southern California."

"The first LP is a reissue of the band’s original Warner Bros. album. The second LP contains unreleased tracks—how the band intended the songs to sound. Initial recording sessions for the album took place in the summer of 1967 with Richie Podolor (producer for Steppenwolf and Three Dog Night) at the helm. Those recordings were rejected by Warner Bros. So the band went back into the studio late in 1967 and early 1968 with Podolor in hopes of creating something more palatable to the label folks. These later sessions are what eventually comprised the original Glass Family album, "Electric Band." The first Glass Family sessions from 1967 are what youll find on the second LP of this release. •First-time vinyl reissue for these classic psych era recordings. •Taken from the master tapes." - Maplewood.

Artist: YONKERS, MICHAEL
Title: Grimwood
Format: LP
Label: Michael Yonkers
Country: USA
Price: $35.00
“ORIGINAL SEALED PRESSING FROM 1974! Recorded in 1968 (not 1969, as previously reported), not terribly long after the material eventually released as "Microminiature Love", Grimwood sounds 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” acid-folk document that sits comfortably (and irreplaceably) alongside Spence, Grudzien, Tweddle, and a few select others. “ Released in 1974 and rescued from deep inside Yonks’ storage space/weirdo museum. While they last!” - Treehouse. Some have slight storage wear/dinged corners. Best copies go first..

Artist: DAS DING
Title: Kindheitsmuster/Raid
Format: 7"
Label: Minimal Wave
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Minimal Wave is excited to present a 7" single of two early demos (Kindheitsmuster and Raid) by Dutch electronic music pioneer Das Ding. The final versions of these tracks were released on H.S.T.A. and the Missing Tapes, respectively. The versions here are the most raw and electric recordings we have heard by Das Ding yet. Danny Bosten formed Das Ding as a solo project in the early 1980s and released his music and friends music via his own cassette label called Tear Apart Tapes. At the time, he was studying graphic design at art school, and in turn he ended up designing the artwork, cassette-sleeves and illustrations for the label himself. Meanwhile, he recorded his own music as Das Ding. Powerful dark electro, he made several addictive and danceable tracks which later become Minimal Wave hits. Danny made all his music in his bedroom which essentially turned into a small recording studio. He went on to release many of his own tapes and also played some live gigs. Old tapes were uncovered around 2010, and Minimal Wave released a remastered version of H.S.T.A. and select other tracks. A wave of renewed interest followed the records release and soon people were in touch to propose live shows. Twenty years later, and after some deliberation, Das Ding was reincarnated under its old moniker but now with a revised line-up and a working set-up that reflected inevitable technological change. The Kindheitsmuster/Raid 7" is pressed on black vinyl, featuring a photograph that Danny Bosten took during his art school days, and the inspiration for the cover drawing of the H.S.T.A. cassette release from 1982. The 7" is limited to 500 numbered copies." - Minimal Wave.

Artist: V/A
Title: I Believe Ill Go Back Home (1906-1959)
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"A sequel (of sorts) to the I Dont Feel At Home In this World Anymore compilation. The stone cold beautiful African guitar playing and singing of Sabelo and G. Wayawaya, the intense Native American country music of Jenks Tex Carman, the great Tex Mex of Lydia Mendoza, the heavy hypnotic Cajun sounds of Amede Ardion and Dennis McGee, the shimmeringly beautiful singing and playing of the Genial Hawaiians, the deep deep deep Rembetika of Marika Papagika, the soulful gospel of Blind Willie Davis, the sacred Indian sounds of T.R. Mahalingham and Khansahib Abdul Karim Khan, the early Jewish mysticism of Max Leibowitz, the dark Cuban rumbles of Sexteto Bologna and much more. Here we have a diverse cross section of the worlds music - a unifying sound during divisive times. Old school tip on cover." - Mississippi.

Artist: V/A
Title: Sounds of New Music
Format: LP
Label: Modern Silence
Country: Malta
Price: $26.00
"The compositions on Side I of this record represent attempts at new means of musical expression. Some utilize conventional musical instruments and sounds in startlingly new ways, giving an impression of an actual new sound being created; some use instruments new to music (electrical, mechanical and natural) adding to the composers palette of timbres and tonalities. . . . SIDE II of this record is meant as a tool for those using new sounds and techniques in composing. There are basic sounds (some of which are hard to come by) and basic sound patterns, together with examples of how these sounds and patterns may be utilized." - original liner notes by Eugene Bruck.

"Sounds of New Music is a legendary collection of 18 compositions from the 1920s to the mid-1950s; composers include Edgard Varèse, Henry Cowell, Vladimir Ussachevsky, Otto Luening, Julius Meytuss, Alexander Mossolov, Halim El-Dabh, and John Cage, whose "Dance" is performed on a transformed Steinway piano that gives the music an almost primitive quality. Side B (The Experiments) includes works by Ussachevsky, Henry Jacobs, and Roger Marin & Frederic Ramsey, Jr. Originally released by Folkways Records in 1957." - Modern Silence.

Artist: HEAD, JOWE
Title: Cabinet Of Curios
Format: Double LP
Label: Munster
Country: Spain
Price: $33.00
"RSD 2017 release. Cabinet Of Curios is the first ever career-spanning compilation of the solo work of Jowe Head, an essential name in the birth and development of the UKs underground scene. From 1981 debut album Pincer Movement up to 2014 recordings by Jowe Head and The Demi-Monde, plus previously unreleased tracks, these 20 cuts present Heads wonderful mixture of off-kilter pop and avant-garde weirdness, like a noise party attended by Joe Meek, Burt Bacharach and Sun Ra. "If one looks at the galaxy of stars that can be attributed as source material for todays musical DIY/lo-fi generation, Jowe Head shines as a true iconoclast. His 1973 addition to the avant-garage godfathers Swell Maps added an impressionistic edge to their psychedelic punk pastiche that drew of Max Ernst as ably as Can. Later on in The Television Personalities and his Househunters and Palookas projects, not to mention a sprawling solo discography, Jowes persona injected color and livelihood into an often-too-cool-for-school post-punk scene around Britain while still delivering transportative sounds and open-to-the-listener interpretations. This compendium is in itself a galaxy of sounds that will never fail to deliver." - Brian Turner, WFMU Music Director.

Artist: GAUSSIAN CURVE
Title: Clouds
Format: LP
Label: Music From Memory
Country: Netherlands
Price: $22.00
"Music from Memorys fourth release sees the Amsterdam-based label taking an exciting sidestep with the release of Clouds. Its the debut album from Gaussian Curve, a collaboration between Italian ambient pioneer Gigi Masin, Land of Lights Jonny Nash, and Marco Sterk (also known as Young Marco). The trio came together during a weekend-long recording session in April, 2014, with no preconceived ideas. Developed around improvised jams, the eight tracks on the album are all single-take live recordings. The three musicians succeed in developing a musical language all of their own, with Gigi Masin on Rhodes and piano; Jonny Nash on guitar, melodica, synths, and trumpet; and Marco Sterk on synths, rhythmic structures, and production duties. Recorded in the heart of Amsterdams red-light district, the album reflects the unusually warm spring and the buzz from the open windows that filled the derelict downtown studio space during that particular weekend. And on the more introverted late-night compositions, the music quietly soars, reflecting the brooding melancholy of an evening in that particular part of the city. Clouds is a simple, heartfelt record of an inspired meeting of unique souls in unique surroundings." - Music From Memory.

Artist: MPUNGA, DENIS & PAUL K
Title: Criola
Format: LP
Label: Music From Memory
Country: Netherlands
Price: $21.00
"An mini LP of works by Denis Mpunga and Paul K., all recorded between 1980-1984. Combining elements of traditional African music with experimental electronics, the Belgian/Congolese duo released only a handful of tracks, scattered across a few rare LP and cassette compilations that were put out in the mid-eighties by obscure European labels. This release also includes a few previously unreleased songs that were found on the original master tapes. Relocating with his family from the Congo to Belgium in 1973 at the young age of 13, Denis Mpunga grew up in Liege and quickly became deeply embedded in its musical scene, forming the group Gomma Percussions in 1979; a percussive group driven by West African influences. A side project Eko-Kuango formed by the Gomma Percussion members also saw the release in 1985 of the now much sought after 12" Fura (1986), which also includes Denis Mpunga on vocals. Denis has continued to produce and compose music, perhaps most notably writing the soundtrack for the Dardenne brotherss La Promesse (1996). Patrick Stas, who would release with Denis under the "Paul K." moniker, was a well-known local musician in Liege and considered something of a luminary figure in the electronic and experimental music scene in Belgium. Patrick would set up the independent cassette and vinyl label Home Produkt. Both well-known figures in Lieges music scene, the two of them would join forces in 1980 to work together on a soundtrack for a childrens animation company called CAMERA etc, recording the Intermezzo tracks which are included here. Keen to experiment further as a duo, Denis would propose the idea of combining some more traditional songs or percussive African elements with Patricks experiments with drum computers and synthesizers. Working around more conventional instruments such as guitar and bass, Denis would also bring balafons, senzas, and a zither to their recordings whilst Patrick would work with an array of synthesizers and drum machines, such as the Roland MC 202, TB 303, and TR 808, and the Korg MS20 and Monopoly. The recordings set out to play with and challenge preconceptions and expectations of African music and African culture. Together, Denis Mpunga and Paul K.s, if somewhat brief, musical adventure would create a fascinating new musical language: African music born out of an industrial European landscape. 180 gram vinyl." - Music From Memory.

Artist: WORKDUB
Title: EP
Format: 12"
Label: Music From Memory
Country: Netherlands
Price: $18.00
"Music From Memory present a 12" of four tracks from Workdubs elusive privately released albums. Virgil Work Jr and Nicholas Georgieff developed Workdub through weekly improvised jam sessions. Georgieff experimented with rhythm programming, midi, digital effects and sound synthesis whilst Virgil would create intricate rhythm patterns for each song, playing various drum, percussion and synthesizer parts by hand. Together the pair combined ambient music with driving percussive rhythms and melody creating a very ethereal dubbed out instrumental sound which moves between funk, new wave and industrial music. Influenced by: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Wally Badarou, Kraftwerk and Larry Heard." - Music From Memory.

Artist: ANGLES 9
Title: Equaity & Death/Pacemaker
Format: 7"
Label: Omlott
Country: Sweden
Price: $8.00
"The two songs on the single is a raw extract from a much larger recording session (with a later release date) made in May 2016 in Sickla, Stockholm by Anton Sundell. Anton Sundell is also responsible for the very literal cassette approach we can hear here; very sharp, loud and punchy and with a lot of wit thrown into the vortex of this mad mix! With members from all over the place; from Fire trio, Atomic, Subtropic Arkestra, Je Suis, Team Hegdal, Oddjobb, Per Texas Johansson 4tett, All Included....Angles 9 make a music that really stands out. For what it is worth. Limited to 200 copys. Comes in handmade covers in diferrent colourvariations." - Omlott.

Artist: HOGBERG ATTACK, ANNA
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Omlott
Country: Sweden
Price: $23.00
"Attacking the now. The instant. The music. Attacking your image of what. Is. Music. Attacking the past. The history. What is now. Attack is all. Dont hold back. Ever. Curiousness and initiative is all. And attack. The attack mode. 6 Swedes attacking it all with a front of 3 sax players not holding back. Attacking the mystery of it all. 6 defined personalities and creative voices with feet and minds in jazz, improvised music and related experimental matters. Togetherness. A real unit of creativity. Of poetic beauty. Anna Högberg as a modern free jazz standard bearer keeping it all together – her rich alto sax leading the ensemble into layers of high octane outbursts and sensational melodic variations. Her tone being able to cut landscapes open, to melt your brain as we know it. Check the two tenor sax axes out! Elin Forkelid Larsson and Malin Wättring knows how to attack matters – how to structure solos and ensemble work with intense warmth and melodic beauty. Seldom have I heard such warm and rich sounding tenors in Scandinavia. The time is here. The attack attack! Drummer Anna Lund punctuating the flow… attacking it all. Laying fundaments of possibilities for the others. The attack attack! Pianist Lisa Ullén adding her thorny, but detailed phrases to the picture. The picture of the attack attack. And last but not least. The attack attack of deep sounding bass maestro Elsa Bergman. With an unusaul imagination of how to position her own language and bass lines into a collective of attacking free jazz. Freeing the jazz. Attacking the jazz. The attack attack!” - Mats Gustafsson.

Artist: KARKHANA
Title: Nafas/Nefes
Format: 7"
Label: Omlott
Country: Sweden
Price: $8.00
Limited to 300 copies. "Combining some of the most innovative players from each of three cities (Beirut – Cairo – Istanbul), Karkhana met in Beirut for the first time in February 2014 with the very ambitious aim to bring together elements from the three major experimental music scenes of the area. The bands music strives to create a unique musical blend combining free jazz and psychedelic with various shades of ethnic and traditional music, traces of shaabi, tarab… Building on the multi-instrumental capacities of its members, the group tries to create an atmosphere full of surprises for both the listeners and the performers themselves, developing what could possibly be called a “Free Middle-Eastern Music”." - Omlott.

Artist: NEUTRAL
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Omlott
Country: Sweden
Price: $24.00
Edition of 500. Neutral is the duo of Dan Johansson (Sewer Election, etc) and Sofie Herner (Enhet För Fri Musik). “In a sweaty art space open to no one and just a stones throw away from the Utmarken venue where it all in more than one way kind of began, Neutral did their first show in front of maybe 25 people. The free jazz drummer Peeter Uuskyla opened the night with a shimmering set of absurd, life-elevating bliss and Neutral just ripped it all apart. There and then sort of Gothenburg underground ground zero, or more like ground nothing. New beginnings and grey waves of something very exciting. Its been close to 2 years now but its one of those nights that I will remember forever. Since then Ive seen Neutral on several occasions and its always been a pleasure, always refining their craft but at the same time shredding the improvement to tiny pieces with every heartbeat. Its like they are taking one step forward and two steps back with every minute they produce, and in a very rare and weird way getting better and more interesting doing so. The untitled second album, following up Grå Våg Gamlestaden (Omlott, 2014), does just that. It takes everything that made the debut album so special and puts it in a rusty meat grinder, taking a piss on the deconstructed mess and puts it together again, piece by piece. The formula might be almost identical, but the final outcome is different. Where the debut was immediate and fairly easy to resonate with, the new album is almost impossible to penetrate at first. You can sense that theres something resembling a ragged beauty somewhere, but its hard to reach. Its like Neutral deliberately placed various obstacles along the way, fucking with everyones expectations and rightfully so. Still, after each time spent with those 35 minutes things will slowly unfold themselves and there you are, pleased with one of the most fully realized and beautiful recordings to ever come from the shitfaced Utmarken camp of misunderstood geniuses. Yeah, I actually heard them all. Neutral manages to connect the dots between everything from Chrome and Siltbreezian gold from the 90s to the more experimental sides of Dome, while throwing in some tape work that could only originate from Gothenburg and brutish guitar playing bringing JFK, Skullflower and maybe even rock-era Ramleh to mind at times. Lets not forget the mysterious field recordings scattered along the way, and Sofie Herners dry, talked vocals, leading at least this listener to the realization that theres no end to this fucking winter.” - Matthias Andersson.

Artist: ODWYER, AINE
Title: Locusts
Format: LP
Label: Penultimate Press
Country: UK
Price: $25.00
“Irish artist Áine ODwyer follows her highly acclaimed Music For Church Cleaners vol. I and II double LP (2015) with two LP releases, Gegenschein and Locusts (PP 027LP). While continuing to explore the church organ as the primary instrument, these two releases steer away from Church Cleaners in both sonic content and themes explored. Gegenschein was recorded at the Franciscan Friary in Limerick, Ireland. ODwyer gained access to the Friary in 2012 and explored both the pipe organ and the space in its disused state. What becomes of a sacred space after the dispersion of the spirit, after the light has been switched off, after the deconsecration? Edition of 500.” - Penultimate Press.

Artist: PANCRACE
Title: s/t
Format: Double LP
Label: Penultimate Press
Country: UK
Price: $37.00
"Penultimate Press present the debut recording from French outfit Pancrace. Music for pipe organ Stiehr-Mockers 1848, bird calls, baroque violin, tin whistle, boîtes à bourdons, landscape piano, motorized bow, Standuino Pi synth, microphones, hurgy toys, AM radio, church bells, uilleann pipes, and hulusi. Pancrace is an improvising quintet comprising French, British, and Austrian performers. The members include Prune Bécheau, Arden Day, Julien Desailly, Léo Maurel, and Jan Vysocky. Pancrace is also the name of the church in Dangolsheim Alsace located next to where the instrument inventor Léo Maurel lives. Maurel makes ingeniously designed instruments inspired by the hurdy gurdy. The recording emerged from a disruption of the traditional elements within the church, namely the church organ which was prepared inside out whilst the performers challenged its gregarious authority with an array of constructed and modified instruments. On Pancrace, one can hear many of these shape-shifting instruments and devices being twiddled without quite knowing which are bowed, plucked, hammered, or rubbed. The results are a maelstrom of sound and song which see-saw between the harrowing and the sublime with incredible detail to sonic content. Pancrace instigates proceedings in the confinement of an organ; a cyclops puffing its continuous and raucous breath only to be woken by instruments who, like horseflies, mischievously start tormenting proceedings with microtones and striated polyrhythms. The journey ends four sides later with the language of the birds imposing an unadorned silence on the church. Edition of 500." - Penultimate Press.

Artist: EXPANSION BAY
Title: Core 10
Format: Lathe Cut 7" + CDR
Label: PseudoArcana
Country: New Zealand
Price: $22.00
"Expansion Bay is the solo electronic project of Nathan Thompson (Sandoz Lab Technicians/Eye/Gate/Rederizors). Core 10 was recorded in 2013 and feature 5 tracks, 2 of which appear on the lathe cut 7". Featuring nuanced layers of synthesiser, heavily effected guitar and good old amp noise Thompson crafts sophisticated spatious compositions that seem to reference birdsong and wind in trees at the same time as vast desolate hallways of some lost dream of a space age future. The record and CD are packaged in handmade packaging designed and printed at home by Thompson himself. Limited numbered edition of 50x 7 inch lathe cut records plus full length CDR." - PseudoArcana.

Artist: MILTON, ANTONY
Title: Off-White
Format: Lathe Cut LP
Label: PseudoArcana
Country: New Zealand
Price: $34.00
"Finally released after nearly 4 years of procrastination and dithering on the part of the artist Off-White has moments that are amongst the poppiest thing Antony Milton has ever released.Heavy on the synths and fake but awesome electronic drums it also exhibits no shyness in regards to keening but broken vocals. Needless to say there are also extended sections of synapse distorting guitar and ecstatic drones aplenty. With one foot shamelessly planted in a sentimental nostalgia for 1980s cry-yourself-to-sleep pop music and the other firmly remaining shin deep in the New Zealand underground Off-White raises its arms in salute to brainyromantics everywhere. Edition of 33 copies in hand embossed cover." - PseudoArcana.

Artist: CRUSHED BUTLER
Title: Uncrushed: Previously Unreleased British Punk From The Underground 1969-1971
Format: LP
Label: Radiation Deluxe Series
Country: Spain
Price: $24.00
"RSD 2017 release. Recorded in 1970 and released 21 years later in a handful of copies, Uncrushed may have been the first ever British punk rock album, (although Deviants fans may disagree) as crucial to the genre in the UK as Fun House (1970) or Kick Out The Jams (1969) were in the States. It set the tone for most of the boot-stomping terrace glam that followed (Slade, Mott The Hopple, and the Faces, for starters). Alan Butler and Jesse Hector, on bass and guitar respectively, formed Crushed Butler in early 1969, with 17 year old drummer, actor, and teen mag pin-up Darryl Read. Playing prestigious gigs with the likes of Atomic Rooster, Mott The Hoople, Osibisa and Kevin Ayers, Crushed Butler routinely blew the headlining act off the stage with their ferocious brand of hooligan rock. Reissued here on luxurious 180 gram vinyl; Includes a printed inner sleeve with extended liner notes; Hand-numbered." - Radiation Deluxe Series.

Artist: VINK, JAAP
Title: s/t
Format: Double LP
Label: Recollection GRM
Country: Austria
Price: $31.00
"The Institute of Sonology in Utrecht has earned its international reputation mostly for pioneering work in the field of computer-assisted algorithmic composition and digital sound synthesis by composers such as Gottfried Michael Koenig, Werner Kaegi, Paul Berg, and Barry Truax. Anyone familiar with the music of these composers would have to admit that even within this genre there were no stylistic dogmas. The stylistic range of the Institutes artistic output becomes even broader when the work of other staff and frequent guests is taken into account, for example the compositions based on field recordings and audio-visual projects by Frits Weiland, the radiophonic works and pieces for tape and instruments by Luctor Ponse, the cybernetic tape compositions by Roland Kayn, or the experiments with computer graphics by Peter Struycken, to name just a few. And then there was Jaap Vink. Jaap Vink studied engineering at first, but then became interested in electronic music. He attended courses in electroacoustics at Delft University of Technology and installed a pedagogical studio for electronic music in 1961 at the Gaudeamus Foundation . . . Jaap Vink always tried to break out of the periodicity of the sounds so abundantly available in the electronic music studio. Although his music was entirely produced with purely electronic sound material, its textures resemble the richness of orchestral sounds, or large natural sound-complexes, as a result of recursive processes. The density of this sound material increases and decreases by careful control of feedback networks with configurations of analog tape recorders (delay lines), filters, and modulators. It should come as no surprise that his work is being rediscovered at a time when a new generation of musicians has conquered the stage with modular synthesizer setups and no-input mixers, in which feedback of audio and control signals plays an important role. And although Jaap Vinks music wasnt performed live but produced and recorded on magnetic tape in the studio, it is exactly the human interaction with feedback processes that connects his work with the current generation of live electronic music performers. To some extent Jaap Vinks pieces are indeed recorded live improvisations, and extending his patches and rehearsing with them was an ongoing process. . . . The selection presented here gives an overview of Jaap Vinks works made in Utrecht, ranging from his first composition Screen up to Tide 85." - Kees Tazelaar. Works selected by: François Bonnet and Kees Tazelaar.

Artist: ERGO SUM
Title: Mexico
Format: LP
Label: Replica
Country: France
Price: $24.00

Artist: ETRON FOU LELOUBLAN
Title: Les Trois Fous Perdegagnent...
Format: LP
Label: Replica
Country: France
Price: $24.00
"Etron Fou Leloublan are one of the more important offshoots of the RIO movement. This French quartet originated in the mid-70s with bassist-vocalist Ferdinand Richard, saxophonist Chris Charnet, drummer Guigou Chenevier and vocalist Eulalie Ruynat." "Has to be one of the best of the honest to goodness RIO albums. The album is very fast paced and active, with instruments of rock, jazz, and French folk all coming out quick and playful, and drums pounding away with fury. The record is just plain a fun listen. Nicolas is the best track, and its our rambunctious opener, showing off the bands lighter side, and the second best, Those Distant Waters, is one of the two drum workouts and a chilling cut about seafaring. Beyond the obvious enjoyment, LPG features some wonderful strangeness and complexity from our Francais friends, with the aforementioned instruments constantly rotated to allow for many different sounds... An avant romp done to perfection, I would recommend this masterpiece to anybody and everybody. And perhaps this is the best introduction to avant-prog." - Replica.

Artist: MOVING GELATINE PLATES
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Replica
Country: France
Price: $24.00
"Debut album from legendary early French band, mainstay’s of the Nurse With Wound list, led by bass player Didier Thibault. Obviously influenced by Soft Machine and Frank Zappa, this original and very fine progressive rock outfit generate complex melodies and polished arrangements by the score. Elaborate themes full of breaks, and following surprising paths. The music develops by the association, superposition, blendings of the themes (more than four-hundred and fifty on the second album!), original sound combinations (organ or bass as solo instruments, trumpet, saxophone, flute, drums, vocals). The eponymous album was recorded in 1972, followed by the great "The World Of Genius Hans" twelve months later." - Replica.

Artist: MOVING GELATINE PLATES
Title: World of Genius Hans
Format: LP
Label: Replica
Country: France
Price: $24.00
The second Moving Gelatine Plates album, originally issued in 1972. "The World of Genius Hans is often given the nod over Moving Gelatine Plates self-titled debut album as their defining moment, which is surprising considering both albums are extremely close in quality. The opening title track showcases the bands ability to craft a lengthy composition of gradually unfolding, substantial development. While the exhilarating jerkiness and trademark tendency to unexpectedly jump from theme to theme is certainly still there, the group seems to rely less on the unrelenting aural assaults and machine gun choppiness of the first record. Tracks like Funny Doll and the sublime Astromonster are quintessential MGP; distorted bass lines, gorgeous horn melodies, fascinating harmonies and amorphous rhythms that never sit still. The former is perhaps the most vocal heavy the band ever got, while the latter encompasses virtually all their strengths, making it the most perfect six minutes on either album. With all that said, its virtually impossible to pick a favorite from between the two albums. A classic album and perfect representation of the eclecticism of the French progressive rock movement of the 70s." - Replica.

Artist: PAZOP
Title: Psychillis Of A Lunatic Genius
Format: LP
Label: Replica
Country: France
Price: $24.00
"Arisen from the ashes of famous Belgian bands The Wallace Collection, Waterloo and Arkham, Pazop signed a contract and recorded this first album in 1972. Unfortunately, the label refused to release the record due to its title. Influenced by Zappa and the Canterbury scene, and recorded at the famous Hérouvilles castle, this mythical album now appears on vinyl for the first time ever!" The group achieved an interesting synthesis of pop and classical, using real string instruments (violin, cello), yet amplified, instead of using electronic substitutes (such as mellotron) to reproduce orchestral sounds." - Replica.

Artist: PAZOP
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Replica
Country: France
Price: $24.00
"After the recording of their aborted first album, these ex-members of famous Belgian bands Wallace Collection and Waterloo recorded new songs in the summer of 1973 at Start Studios. Widely influenced by King Crimson and Weather Report, the amazing results of these recordings are now available on vinyl for the first time!" "Continually inventive Canterbury/jazz styled album that is very close to groups like Moving Gelatine Plates or Supersister, sharing both groups penchants for creating strange and humourous music with more than a hint of invention. The music is very crazy, shuttling between jazz and rock with furious instrumentals with lots of flute and violin." - Replica.

Artist: SAND
Title: Golem (Silver and Black Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Rotorelief
Country: France
Price: $37.00
"RSD 2017 release. There is something magical and inexplicable about creation, and Sand manifest absolutely these mysterious phenomena. Storytellers, musicians, shamans, geniuses, Sand were known, at the end of the 60s, as P.O.T. (Part Of Time). Then Sand - Ludwig Papenberg and his brother Ullrich, and Johannes Vester - developed a more avant-gardist, proto-industrial, visionary experimental approach, a truly unique entity in the history of music. Not dependent on a classical "krautrock" style, Sand is nevertheless part of this movement of German cosmic/psychedelic bands, as well as being the originators of proto-industrial music. Golem, originally released in 1974, is a legendary album from the cosmic and psychedelic genius that is Sand. Factory-noise, riveting hammers from the dockyards, agricultural machines, starfighters low-level flights, land maneuver by the British Forces in the mountainous countryside along the winding river were the culture medium for extended sound aesthetics. Sand was born and created the Golem. Comes in a metallic sleeve cover; Comes on 200 gram silver and black vinyl; Edition of 700." - Rotoreleif.

Artist: AFOUS DAFOUS
Title: Tarhanine Tegla
Format: 7"
Label: Sahelsounds
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"One of the biggest songs of contemporary Saharan music gets its first official release. Kader Tarhanines title track is a blissful love song with electric guitar and drum machine combo. The breakout hit placed Algerias Group Afous dAfous as undisputed stars of Tuareg guitar at home, yet they remain unknown outside of the Sahara. The autotuned Maghreb influenced Tarhanam Toussassi on the flip." - Sahelsounds.

Artist: MOCTAR, MDOU
Title: Afelan
Format: LP
Label: Sahelsounds
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Tuareg rock from Nigers singer-songwriter Mdou Moctar. Tales of anguished love and broken hearts, plus some well known classics. Famous for his autotuned studio sessions popular on West African cellphones, here Mdou performs live. Recorded on location in Niger, electrifying, distorted, and blown out guitar balances with sweet melodies of Saharan folk." -Sahel Sounds.

Artist: TV EYE
Title: The Lost Studio Recordings 1977-1978
Format: LP
Label: Seventeen
Country: UK
Price: $31.00
"Red vinyl; Edition of 300. 2017 is going to see many bands celebrating the 40th anniversary of their 1977 debut records. There wont be nearly so many from 1977 making their debut 40 years later in 2017. Here is one of those cases: TV Eye. Five 17-18 year olds - Andy Wickett, Dave Kusworth, Eamon Duffy, Paul Adams and Dave Twist - who channeled "Stooge-punk classicism, via brute-naivety and a great pair of leather trousers into... something else." These are the lost studio recordings and no-fi relics of Birminghams first garage-punk band, TV Eye. 1977-1978 comprises five studio tracks and six tracks from a raw rehearsal session (preserved by Stephen Duffy). Includes a four-page photo insert and essay." - Seventeen.

Artist: BROTZMANN, CASPAR & T. RAUMSCHIERE
Title: s/t
Format: 10"
Label: Shitkatapult
Country: Germany
Price: $13.00
"RSD 2017 release. Colored vinyl. PVC sleeve. After several live performances together in Berlin, Caspar Brötzmann (Caspar Brötzmann Massaker) and T.Raumschmiere teamed up in the studio to create a document of pure beauty. Behind this wall of tones lies a romantic projection for every listener to dig into and explore, built out of dreams of music, movements of layers, and shifting patterns that are melted down and nurtured at the same time." - Shitkatapult.

Artist: CHICKENS
Title: Chicken Shit
Format: 7"
Label: Siltbreeze
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
"Debut vinyl outing from Kyle & Mike (2/3rds FNU Ronnies + drum machine) following a cassette on Fan Death as well as a track contrib on last years Skulls Without Borders 10" comp. Cant say for certain where Chickens mine the toxic ore to forge their urk, but they uncannily tap into similar staub once snuffed by prime Euro movers such as early Dieter Meier & Geisterfahrer not to mention channeling the nascent vibe of Amphetamine Reptile (think Halo Of Of Flies Insecticide Stomp in particular). 4 tracks, 1 time edition of 400, no repress." - Roland Woode, Professional writer.

Artist: BREMEN
Title: s/t
Format: Double LP
Label: Skrammel
Country: Sweden
Price: $29.00
"2013 release. Bremen finds two luminaries of the Swedish punk underground, Jonas Tiljander (Brainbombs) and Lanchy Orre (Totalitär, Brainbombs, Teenage Graves, etc.), coming together to explore the dark side of kraut and progressive rock, early electronic and drone music, whilst also invoking the fathomlessly bleak interior landscapes conjured by Nico and John Cale on The Marble Index (1968) and Desertshore (1970). Limited stock." - Skrammel

Artist: PARRENIN, EMMANUELLE
Title: Maison Rose
Format: LP
Label: Souffle Continu
Country: France
Price: $27.00
"RSD 2017 release. Late addition. Souffle Continu Records present a reissue of Emmanuelle Parrenins Maison Rose, originally released in 1977. An album such as this obviously owes a lot to the atmosphere in which it was recorded. It took place in Fromentel, Normandy, in a farm converted into a studio by the producer Jacques Denjean, known for his work with Dionne Warwick or Françoise Hardy, as well as having been a member of the Double Six. It was also in Fromentel that Denjean would record two fantastic albums with Albert Marcoeur. When Emmanuelle Parrenin followed in his footsteps a year later, she was in good company: the sound engineer at the studio was her partner. Five years before, Bruno Menny, the sound engineer partner, recorded his first and only album, but what an album: in electroacoustic terms we can hear things which make him appear as the spiritual son of his mentor Xenakis. What makes Maison Rose unique is exactly this fusion between the two conceptions of Emmanuelle Parrenin and Bruno Menny, creating a perfect marriage of tradition and experimentation. The tradition comes from the songs collected by Emmanuelle Parrenin in rural areas, in a similar vein to the work carried out by Alan Lomax and Shirley Collins. The experimentation is in the sound captured by Bruno Menny, who both arranged and recorded the album. This is not to forget those who came with their guitar (Denis Gasser), or their lyrics (Jean-Claude Vannier). Humble and non-demonstrative singing, with melodies are reminiscent of songs to calm a childs nightmares, side-by-side with a pronounced rhythmic intensity at certain points, such as on "Topaze" where the drums in particular evoke the motorik of Faust. A real haven of peace, Maison Rose is enchanting with its aura of mystery and spirituality, with soft, gentle songs which seem both ancestral and futurist. Originally published by Ballon Noir in 1977, this album follows on from other folk marvels such as Le Galant Noyé (1975) from the pre-Mélusine period. If comparisons had to be risked, Vashti Bunyan, Linda Perhacs, Joanna Newsom, Collie Ryan, Shirley Collins, Trees Community, Sourdeline, and Véronique Chalot would come to mind. High definition remastered audio from the original master tapes. Licensed from Emmanuelle Parrenin. Includes four-page booklet on 200gsm art paper, including liner notes by Archie Patterson and Maxime Delcourt. Gatefold LP; Obi strip; Pink vinyl; Edition of 700." - Souffle Continu.

Artist: PARRENIN, EMMANUELLE
Title: Perelandra
Format: LP
Label: Souffle Continu
Country: France
Price: $23.00
"RSD 2017 release. Late addition. It was some line up, even for the most open-minded: Emmanuelle Parrenin and her musicians, in 1981, opened for the Clash in Paris, at the Zénith! Unsurprisingly, the crowd roared the name of the English band as soon as the French musicians appeared on stage. Didier Malherbe responded with a saxophone improvisation with all the others joining in behind. If we believe the musician improvising, rather than following the cult playlist of 1977s Maison Rose (FFL 024LP), was what saved them. Created from previously unpublished recordings from 1978, 1981, and 1982, Pérélandra is a wonderful array of the experiments so unique to Emmanuelle Parrenin. Rather than being improvised, like the legendary show at the Zénith, these experimental tracks have a more composed instrumental form and were conceived for choreographers: mainly Pérélandra, staged with dancers from Carolyn Carlsons troupe, but also Nomade, some of the sonic environment of which can be discovered here in (superb) bits and pieces found on cassettes. In total, just under a dozen tracks are presented, including contributions on bandoneon from the Argentinian Juan José Mosalini, electric piano from the ex-Double Six Jacques Denjean, or elsewhere great electroacoustic work from the wonderful and ever-faithful Bruno Menny. All of this steeped in a sonic mix typical of the most way-out acid-folk freak-outs of the 1970s. Didier Malherbe (who just before was still playing in Gong with Daevid Allen) is on three tracks, his heady graceful agility instantly identifiable, adding to a magical and spiritual universe created with spinet dulcimer, flute, hurdy-gurdy, and other-worldly vocals (amongst other ingredients). Though very difficult to label, Pérélandra could evoke a meeting between Trees Community, Heron and Robin Williamson with Ellen Fullman, Meredith Monk and Ligeti. The whole thing is steeped in an atmosphere as intense as the ecstatic hymns of Hildegard von Bingen. Licensed from Emmanuelle Parrenin. Includes four-page booklet on 200gsm art paper, including liner notes by Emmanuelle Parrenin and Archie Patterson. Obi strip; Green Vinyl; Edition of 700." - Souffle Continu.

Artist: V/A
Title: Guitars of the Golden Triangle: Folk and Pop Music from Myanmar (Burma) Vol 2
Format: Double LP
Label: Sublime Frequencies
Country: USA
Price: $29.00
"OFFICIAL RSD 2017 release. Limited double LP vinyl gatefold edition of the long out-of-print CD from 2005 compiled by Alan Bishop. Never before presented or heard outside a minority of the Burmese community, this unbelievable collection of raw garage rock, psychedelia, folk, blues, and country music is a product of Shan and Pao musicians hailing from Myanmars largest province of Shan State - an area larger than the entire state of New York expanding across sub-tropic tablelands with an average elevation of 3000 feet, perfect for the cultivation of poppies for which it is very well known (in fact and fiction) as the center of the "Golden Triangle". Discover the music of Lashio Thein Aung (AKA "Jimmy Jack" and the "Burmese Texan"), Khun Paw Yann (a "Black Shan" Pao rocker), and Saing Saing Maw - the original Shan legend who wrote and sang garage psych rock songs, backed by a tight unit of organ, bass, drums, and perhaps the most stinging electric guitar in Burmese history. There is little reliable information about these mysterious pioneers and many Burmese have never heard any of these tracks. The tracks on this double LP set are from the 1970s and 1980s and are almost impossible to find in any form or quality. They were transferred directly from old cassette tapes and a few cuts have dropouts (some of them quite severe). Most of the master tapes are thought to have been lost or destroyed many years ago so these recordings may be the only link to a phenomenal and forgotten era of Southeast Asian music history and therefore essential for anyone interested in folk, rock and pop styles from lesser-known regions of the globe. Also features: Khun Kan Chwain, Khun Kaung Kay Maung, Nan Phin Sar, and Khun Hla Maung Law." - Sublime Frequencies.

Artist: MADRIGAL
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Subliminal Sounds
Country: Sweden
Price: $26.00
"OFFICIAL RSD 2017 release. Subliminal Sounds present an updated reissue of a sought after psychedelic rarity, Madrigals self-titled album, originally released in 1971. Finally, the mysteries can be dispelled and the true and amazing history of this unique record can come to light. The great, lost grail of the NYC freak underground! Trading hands for $3-4000 on the rare occasions it is offered, Madrigal has grown into a legend among fans of psychedelic drone music. Heres what the book Acid Archives (2006) has to say: "... A rather amazing do-it-yourself descent into the murkiest depths of the early 1970s underground. Its two guys sitting in what sounds like a boiler room, equipped with a drum machine, an electric guitar & bass and some oscillators, hot-wiring themselves into the lysergic flow of the now. The music drones and cavorts while incomprehensible screams and dialogue lurk in the background, as heard through a locked door. The atmosphere is as thick as in a nightmare..." But Madrigals strongest achievement may be the seamless shift from the harrowing visions of machinery and faceless suffering on side one into a string of dark, haunting folk-rock numbers on side two, a transition as natural as if these were simply the two sides of the same unclassifiable coin. Pioneering at the time and still unique today, vague parallels could be made to Suicide, The Patron Saints and Velvet Undergrounds third LP (1969), but first and last, Madrigal can only be understood on its own. Presented here, remastered for superior sound and, for the first time, with the original artwork; Comes with a deluxe 12-page booklet with an in-depth interview with the creator of the album, and lots of never before seen photographs; Limited edition of 600." - Subliminal Sounds.

Artist: JANSCH, BERT
Title: Rosemary Lane
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"By the time Rosemary Lane was released in 1971, Bert Jansch had covered a great deal of territory on numerous albums as a solo artist, collaborations with John Renbourn and records by the band in which he and Renbourn sang and played guitar, Pentangle. Returning to the intimate economy of his self-titled debut LP from a half-dozen or so years earlier, Rosemary Lane was recorded on portable equipment by engineer/producer Bill Leader and featured Jansch with no accompaniment save his guitar and voice. Rosemary Lane has elements of many of the styles Jansch covered in his extraordinarily eclectic career -- from the folk and blues that were his bedrock to medieval music -- yet cuts to the heart of his strength as spell-binding storyteller and empathic interpreter of isolation and want. Occasional instrumentals vary the mood that, like much of his work, is usually somber and introspective. Jansch once again lights the way forward with detours through the past. His sparse arrangements seamlessly merge original songwriting and traditional folk songs, while Janschs imaginative lyrics charm every step of the way -- as if speaking directly to the listener alone. This vinyl release has been carefully remastered from the original master tapes and features liner notes by Richie Unterberger." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: PIN GROUP
Title: Ambivalence
Format: 7"
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"RSD 2017 release. New Zealands Pin Group emerged out of the early 80s Christchurch scene and, with just two stunning singles and one brilliant five-song EP, have become an archetype for nearly all indie bands ever since. Ambivalence was not only The Pin Groups hypnotic debut, but also the very first release on Flying Nun. While guitarist Roy Montgomery, bassist Ross Humphries and drummer Peter Stapleton build off each others jittery riffs, Montgomerys uncanny baritone pierces the torrential clangor. Conjuring both Wires Chairs Missing and VUs White Light/White Heat, the band captures a truly unique sound -- evocative, yet austere. Wasting little time, The Pin Group released Coat in November 1981, merely two months after their first single. On the title track, Humphries distant vocals call out as tense rhythms gradually push listeners over the edge. B-side track Jim could easily have been recorded in Manchester circa 1979, but remains a master class in NZ post-punk atmospherics, menacing from start to finish. The Pin Group went back into the studio in January 1982 to record their third and final classic release. Featuring an expanded five-piece lineup with Mary Heney on guitar/vocals and Peter Fryer on viola, Go To Town is a work of taut perfection. Showcasing the bands dramatic chiaroscuro textures and arresting lyrics, Long Night and When I Tell You make staggeringly clear how much sonic ground The Pin Group covered in their unfortunately short tenure. These first-time standalone reissues, featuring Ronnie van Houts original sleeve designs, are pressed on limited edition color vinyl. Now is the time to discover again the monochrome magnetism of this unparalleled and legendary band." First-time reissue from legendary New Zealand band; Limited edition color vinyl." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: PIN GROUP
Title: Coat
Format: 7"
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"RSD 2017 release. New Zealands Pin Group emerged out of the early 80s Christchurch scene and, with just two stunning singles and one brilliant five-song EP, have become an archetype for nearly all indie bands ever since. Ambivalence was not only The Pin Groups hypnotic debut, but also the very first release on Flying Nun. While guitarist Roy Montgomery, bassist Ross Humphries and drummer Peter Stapleton build off each others jittery riffs, Montgomerys uncanny baritone pierces the torrential clangor. Conjuring both Wires Chairs Missing and VUs White Light/White Heat, the band captures a truly unique sound -- evocative, yet austere. Wasting little time, The Pin Group released Coat in November 1981, merely two months after their first single. On the title track, Humphries distant vocals call out as tense rhythms gradually push listeners over the edge. B-side track Jim could easily have been recorded in Manchester circa 1979, but remains a master class in NZ post-punk atmospherics, menacing from start to finish. The Pin Group went back into the studio in January 1982 to record their third and final classic release. Featuring an expanded five-piece lineup with Mary Heney on guitar/vocals and Peter Fryer on viola, Go To Town is a work of taut perfection. Showcasing the bands dramatic chiaroscuro textures and arresting lyrics, Long Night and When I Tell You make staggeringly clear how much sonic ground The Pin Group covered in their unfortunately short tenure. These first-time standalone reissues, featuring Ronnie van Houts original sleeve designs, are pressed on limited edition color vinyl. Now is the time to discover again the monochrome magnetism of this unparalleled and legendary band." First-time reissue from legendary New Zealand band; Limited edition color vinyl." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: PINKCOURTESYPHONE
Title: Something You Are Or Something You Do
Format: Cass
Label: The Tapeworm
Country: UK
Price: $8.00
"Pinkcourtesyphone is a continuing project by Los Angeles-based sound artist Richard Chartier. He is considered one of the key figures in the current of reductionist sound art which has been termed both microsound and neo-modernist. Chartiers minimalist digital work explores the inter-relationships between the spatial nature of sound, silence, focus, perception, and the act of listening itself. Pinkcourtesyphone is a more emotional, dare one say musical, side of his work. Pinkcourtesyphone is dark but not arch, with a slight hint of humor. Pinkcourtesyphone is amorphous, changing, and slips in-and-out of consciousness. Pinkcourtesyphone operates like a syrup-y dream and strives to be both elegant and detached. Pinkcourtesyphone has collaborated with the likes of Cosey Fanni Tutti, Kid Congo Powers, harpist Gwyneth Wentink, AGF, William Basinski, and Evelina Domnitch. Pinkcourtesyphones work has been released internationally on labels including: Editions Mego (Austria), Room40 (Australia), Line (US), Important Records (US), Dragons Eye Recordings (US), Farmacia901 (IT), Champion Version (UK), Boomkat (UK), and IO Sound (Canada). Chartiers sound works/installations have been presented in galleries and museums internationally and he has performed his work live across Europe, Japan, Australia, and North America at digital art/electronic music festivals and exhibits. In 2000, he formed the recording label Line and has since curated its continuing documentation of compositional and installation work by international sound artists/composers exploring the aesthetics of contemporary and digital minimalism. Formed from plastics and particulars by Richard Chartier, 2015 -- "I am lonely, yet I feel wonderful..." Edition of 100." - The Tapeworm.

Artist: RISHAUG MARHAUG
Title: Corneal Clouds
Format: Cass
Label: The Tapeworm
Country: UK
Price: $8.00
"Norwegian sound artists Alexander Rishaug and Lasse Marhaug have worked together as a duo for almost 20 years. In this time they have produced one album, 2004s Feel Free At Home. Now, the pair are ready with their follow-up: Corneal Clouds. The music was recorded in 2012, then put through an extensive and meticulous fermentation process of five years until now -- at last -- it is ready for the public. Rishaug Marhaug promotes positive thinking through their unique brand of electronic music. Recorded at Brugata, Oslo, 2012. Mixed by Alexander Rishaug at SinZen Studios, Oslo, 2017. Mastered by Stephan Mathieu at Schwebung Mastering. Ill. Illustration by SavX. Edition of 125." - The Tapeworm.

Artist: UGLY THINGS
Title: #44
Format: Mag
Label: Ugly Things
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"Our headline stories this time include a candid, in-depth new interview with Dean Torrence of Jan & Dean, and a feature of 60s Southern rock n soul heroes The Uniques. We also reveal the stories of Sloan & Barri pop protégés The Thomas Group, Australian shock rocker Geoff Crozier, Swedish R&B long-hairs Sooner Or Later and New York garage teens Johnny Farfisa & The Individuals. Meanwhile Mike Medina delves into the mystery of drumming genius Eddie Hoh, who played with MFQ, the Monkees, the Mamas & the Papas and others before disappearing into night and fog at the end of the sixties. Our story about Southern California garage psych cult heroes Things To Come concludes, and Hunter Bennett interviews Tony Kinman of The Dils and Rank & File. Plus much more, including a new installment in Cyril Jordans ongoing Flamin Groovies saga, and our extensive review sections, the ultimate consumers guide to all the latest vinyl and CD reissues and rocknroll-related books." - Ugly Things.

Artist: FLYING SAUCER ATTACK
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: VHF
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"First-ever US vinyl of the debut album by Bristols Flying Saucer Attack, and first vinyl edition of any kind since 1993! This edition of the album is produced in full collaboration with FSA/Dave Pearce. Aka Rural Psychedelia, Flying Saucer Attacks first album was released in 1993 after a couple of instantly sold-out singles. Released at the height of the shoegaze boom, the album is a blend of memorable fuzzed out songs and far-out instrumental doodles, sidestepping the rock bombast of many contemporaries in favor of a home-made aesthetic. FSAs blend of razor-edged static, softly sung melody, and echoing atmospherics builds a dour beauty that sustains itself over the course of the entire program. My Dreaming Hill, Wish, and The Season Is Ours are couched in fuzz and whispery reverb, but are beautiful and accessible tunes, able to stand on their own in any context. Popol Vuh 1 and Popol Vuh 2 are straight up tributes to the now much better known German masters, steeped in the hushed atmosphere of the best Vuh records (if not exactly the sound)." - VHF.
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Artist: OBSTACLES, THE
Title: Acoustic
Format: Cass
Label: Water Under The Bridge
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
Edition of 100. "Jack Brewer and Marshall Mellow (Saccharine Trust). Recorded @ Alex Burishkins apartment in Long Beach, 1976-77." - Water Under The Bridge.

Artist: TAKADA, MIDORI
Title: Through The Looking Glass (Limited Audiophile Edition)
Format: Double 12"
Label: WRWTFWW & Palto Flats
Country: Switzerland
Price: $40.00
"Comes in a gatefold Stoughton "Tip-On" jacket. Palto Flats and We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records present the highly-anticipated reissue of Japanese percussionist Midori Takadas sought after and timeless ambient/minimal album Through The Looking Glass, originally released in 1983 by RCA Japan. Considered a holy grail of Japanese music by many, Through The Looking Glass is Midori Takadas first solo endeavor, a captivating four-song suite capturing her deep quests into traditional African and Asian percussive language and exploring contemplative ambient sounds with an admirably precise use of marimba. The result is alternatively ethereal and vibrant, always precise and mesmerizing, and makes for an atmospheric masterpiece and an unparalleled sonic and spiritual experience. Midori Takada is a composer, multi-percussionist, and theater artist renowned in Japanese vanguard circles. Midori has released two solo albums: Through The Looking Glass and Tree Of Life (1999) and wrote music for Tadashi Suzukis theater plays. Her hypnotic, minimalist music is based in the concept of coherence between sound and the human body. She performs solo on marimba and other percussion instruments. She debuted on the scene of Berlin Philharmonic, performing with the RIAS Symphonie-Orchester Berlin just after graduating from Tokyo University of the Arts in 1974. She continued her career with solo concerts in Japan and abroad. In the 1980s, Midori began to explore the traditional music of Asia and Africa. Her fascination resulted in joint projects with Kakraba Lobi from Ghana, Lamine Konte from Senegal, Farafina Band from Burkina Faso, and Korean musicians: zither player Chi Seong-Ja, flute player Won-Il, and saxophone player Kang Tae-Hwan. She also led Mkwaju Ensembles innovative percussion project and still performs with free-jazz band Ton-Klami with Kang Tae-Hwan and jazz pianist Masahiko Satoh. Takadas compositions have a remarkable way of affecting the imagination. Her minimalist, contemplative music is filled with the concept of infinity and reminds us of a moon voyage, falling stars, a journey into the ocean, or a walk in the garden. The trans melodies, initially simple, begin to loop and splinter, their rhythm breaking and thickening, slowly drawing the listener into another reality. This fully licensed reissue comes with extensive liner notes." - WRWTFWW & Palto Flats.

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