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Artist: THOLLOT, JACQUES
Title: Intra Musique
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $30.00
"There are records that stimulate curiosity to the extreme, records that make you want to dissolve yourself into the intense and beautiful surprise this music will bring. It is undeniable to the delighted ear that this exhumed document contains all the assets of the historical output, of the record that one would dream of waiting for long if one had known it existed. This rough edit, done within urgency by Jacques Thollot, testifies of a unique experience: the concert of Intra Musique at the Faculty of Law in Paris, an uncertain evening of 1969. The devastating gab of the two acolytes Jacques Thollot and Eddie Gaumontmade the concert take place, on the ploughed earth of May 68, in the same faculty where so much was discussed and, thanks to the success of the previous concerts of the association of students, that allowed the risk of hiring the thundering dream team. Unique because there will never be another replica of what Jacques Thollot called "a movement," involving Michel Portal (tenor sax), Mimi Lorenzini (guitar), the rare Daniel Laloux (tambour), Jacques Thollot (drums and tapes of recorded experiments, those that will build the skeleton of the magnificent Quand Le Son Devient Aigu Jeter La Girafe À La Mer LP on Futura (1971)), and Eddie Gaumont (guitar, piano), the instigators of this journey. Captain Eddie Gaumont will capsize shortly after, sunk by a too intensely dark life; sad coda putting an end to the project. There is also the undeniable whirling of the mentors and companions spirits of Jacques Thollot, such Don Cherry, Steve Lacy, Bernard Vitet, and Jean-François Jenny Clark, and the hard to describe succession of precious moments: that oblique spiritual-jazz, that other staggering ballad, or that primitive fever of essential nervous flights, that almost psychedelic proto rock; alternations of radical free music to those magnificently classic, overwhelming achievements. Jacques Thollot is not just one of the greatest abandoned jazz composers: he is the one who abandons himself to all its forms. Co-produced with Jac Berrocals historical dAvantage label. Comes in a full-color gatefold sleeve; Edition of 350." - Alga Marghen.

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: MAJOR, PAUL
Title: Feel the Music: The Psychedelic Worlds of Paul Major
Format: Hardcover Book + 7"
Label: Anthology
Country: USA
Price: $44.00
"Paul Major has lived resolutely at the edge of outsider music culture for nearly a half-century. As an early private press and “real people” record collector turned eminent, underground rock n roller, his influence is felt if not heard all around us—until now. Feel the Music traces Pauls trajectory from his formative days in the Midwest, his years in the late 70s New York punk scene, and into his curious career as a connoisseur and campaigner of the weirdest records of all time. Brought to life with unseen photographs, rare record covers, and cut n paste ephemera from Pauls long running mail order catalog, while animated by Pauls storytelling, Feel the Music is a fanatical mystery tour through the further, outer reaches of music history. Alongside Pauls writing, Feel the Music features essays by Johan Kugelberg, Jack Streitman, Michael P. Daley, Rich Haupt, Stefan Kery, Patrick Lundborg, Geoffrey Weiss, Jesper Eklow, and Glenn Terry. Each book also comes with a special Sorcerers and Endless Boogie split 7″ vinyl record.

Paul Major was born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1954, placing him squarely in the generational path of rock n rolls mighty wave: fuzz guitar first blew his mind at age 12, and he hasnt looked back since. After stints playing in bands in St. Louis and Los Angeles, he moved to New York in 1978 and spent the next few years embroiled in the citys explosive punk scene (most notably as part of the proto-speed metal band the Sorcerers). All the while, he found himself cultivating an extensive knowledge of rare and bizarre LPs. As his expertise in obscure collecting grew, Paul began a mail-order LP business, and his catalogs soon became must-reads for their mixture of hard-won crate-digging knowledge and witty, one-of-a-kind music writing—holy texts for psychedelic lifers the world over. Starting in 1997, Paul put his decades of experience to work as the singer and guitarist of the band Endless Boogie, whose skewed, no-frills take on rock has renewed his status as a preeminent voice on the farthest, weirdest margins of popular music." - Anthology..

Artist: MCMAHON, F.J.
Title: Spirit Of The Golden Juice
Format: LP
Label: Anthology
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"The world that inspired Spirit of The Golden Juice nearly 50 years ago has moved on. F.J. McMahon moved on with it. Originally pressed in a small quantity and scattered along the California coastline in 1969, F.J. McMahons first and only album, Spirit Of The Golden Juice, is a spell-binding blend of singer-songwriter emotion and spiraling guitar accompaniment with a raw, adventurous character all its own.

Well-chronicled and loved since its rediscovery, Spirit Of The Golden Juice is an album concerned with memory and mystery and the preservation of the two. Its also about the weight of personal experience and how we tow it around with us. F.J.s simple, personal approach to songwriting allows us the space to fill in our own colors and our own faces. Its themes are there in plain sight, but the questions it asks are sometimes left for us to answer for ourselves." - Mexican Summer.

Artist: AHBEZ, EDEN
Title: Wild Boy: The Lost Songs Of Eden Ahbez
Format: LP
Label: Bear Family
Country: Germany
Price: $36.00
Gatefold sleeve. "14 rare/unreleased recordings. Guest appearances by Paul Horn, Eartha Kitt, and more. 180 gram vinyl. Fully annotated, with never before seen pictures. By now psychedelic music is a mainstay of popular taste. But questions of its origins still linger. As such, Bear Family Records now submits Wild Boy: The Lost Songs Of Eden Ahbez as fresh evidence in the quest for answers. Over the past twenty years Ahbez has gone from cult figure to harbinger of the sixties flower-power movement. This notion is born out largely by his 1948 anthem of universal love, Nature Boy, and his rare solo album from 1960, titled Edens Island -- one of popular musics earliest concept albums. Wild Boy: The Lost Songs Of Eden Ahbez both expands the Ahbez catalog and deepens the notion of a psychedelic movement having roots in the 1950s. Side one acts as a compilation of music that Ahbez wrote in the aftermath of Nature Boy. Inclusion of songs like Palm Springs by the Ray Anthony Orchestra and Hey Jacque by Eartha Kitt give listeners the chance to hear obscure cuts by big-name artists in the context of Ahbez for the first time. Side two shows the songwriter inching closer to Edens Island and the actual hippie movement, with absurdist rock/exotica tracks like Wild Boy and Surfer John, as well as sweet psych-pop like the unreleased Monterey (featuring Paul Horn on the flute). The album ends with an unreleased cut, titled The Clam Man, which Ahbez recorded as an ode to a fellow bearded hermit down in Baja, CA. In total, Wild Boy: The Lost Songs Of Eden Ahbez offers seven unreleased cuts and as many rare singles to produce an overview of the songwriters lost work from 1949-71. What Ahbez misses in hallucinogenic content, he more than makes up for with his primitive chord structures, expansive arrangements, and lyrics about travel, leisure, free-love, and spirituality. As such, the canon of psychedelic music and that of Hippie #1 just got bigger." - Bear Family.

Artist: ADAM, NIKLAS
Title: A3 & B
Format: LP
Label: BIN
Country: Denmark
Price: $22.00
"Among numerous small run releases A3&B is the debut LP release by Niklas Adam. Recorded and mixed in the summer and fall of 2009 in East Jutland. A3&B represents a change in Adams early practice with electronic music, which during 2008 was intervened by a focus on near-static and reductionistic acoustic music. In addition to exploring the two sided format of the vinyl, A3&B investigates emptiness, perception of time and focus fatigue as primary compositional elements. Favoring the progress of occurrences and textural over tonal development A3&B is equal active environment and static object.

Niklas Adam works with performance- and installation art in addition to music. Runs the shared studio space ILS FYKSI, producing music for himself and others. Adam has been active in the improvised music scene for several years, touring and working in Europe, Japan, Russia and the US. He has collaborated with Mattin, Toshimaru Nakamura, Jim Denley and Anders Vestergaard among others, and is a part of the Norwegian artist group Verdensteatret, in which he works with sound, programming and electronics. Adam also forms part of the trio Tigers Mind." niklasadam.oddodd.org

"Side A Feat. Danielle Dahl. Recorded at Absorbent Templet. Side B Feat. Benjamin Lesak. Recorded at Gl. Harlev Salmecykel Opbevaring. Composed by Niklas Adam. A3 is an improvised piece for baritone- and alto saxophone, that explores minimal gestures, on a background of near silence. &B is a drone piece for two players, playing an antique harmonium, creating an atmosphere between calm and intense depending on playback volume.
Original release 2010. Reissue 2016. BIN [BIN 00-28] | Ltd. Edition of 80 copies." - BIN.

Artist: BOSS, SANDRA
Title: Perfekt Termisk
Format: LP
Label: BIN
Country: Denmark
Price: $22.00
"The sound material on this record is made with recordings of internal sounds found in obsolete media, and sound generators. Sound sources: Revox B77 MK II reel to reel recorder, Beocord 200 Deluxe reel to reel recorder, SONY TC.-155, Tandberg 7B, B & O RC osciallator, Leader LFG function generator, metronome, electromagnetic microphones. Composed by Sandra Boss 2013-2015. Limited edition of 300 copies." - BIN.

Artist: OLESEN, JONAS & RUNE SOCHTING
Title: FELT
Format: LP
Label: BIN
Country: Denmark
Price: $22.00
180 G vinyl in mirrorfoil cover. Limited edition of 300 copies. "The album FELT is the result of a joint effort of the composers and artists Rune Søchting and Jonas Olesen. In their collaborative work they have explored the sonic potential of electromechanic movements, resonance and different modes of transmission of sound. This work has been presented at a number of concerts and can now be experienced on the vinyl release FELT. In their artistic investigation they have focused on the unpredictable effects that emerges in unstable systems. Their work have integrated unconventional objects and electroacoustic processes such as transducers mounted on glass, worn-out microphones, small devices such as bells, clocks etc. The various elements have been mounted and connected in often fragile structures through an ad-hoc approach. The unique and temporary structures have proven to exhibit often surprising sonic qualities that have been picked up by various types of microphones and coils. The resulting sonic imprints of the tiny movements and fluctuations have then been dramatically amplified and subsequently channeled through other objects that have served as acoustic and strange resonant “containers”.

Overall, the sonic material on the album FELT unfolds in a dynamic between something fundamentally alien while at the same time being remarkably organic and tangible. What is presented is a strange sonic field that the listener is invited to explore. While a general characteristic of the quality of the material is of something ephemeral and the unstable the resulting state is one of sustained tension, a bit like a spinning top that has lost speed but maintains its movement, but in any moment can tilt and fall." - Rune Søchting.

Artist: OLSEN, JONAS
Title: TEST
Format: LP
Label: BIN
Country: Denmark
Price: $22.00
"This record features source material, taken from a number of historical test records, and phychoacoustical demonstration recordings. Additional parts generated with a LEADER LFG-1300S analogue Function Generator, and processed by an Phillips ISP 5021 Sound Enhancer. Simulated tinnitus sounds derived from The British Tinnitus Association. Vibraphone recordings used by permission from the Electronic Music Studios, University of Iowa, USA. Psychoacoustic demonstration signals used by permission by Professor Emeritus Perry R. Cook, Princeton University / MIT Press. Audio constructed & compiled by Jonas Olesen 2014-2015. A7 and B12 are image to audio tracks, and contain text in audio format. 180 Gram vinyl. Limited edition of 300 copies." - BIN.

Artist: POULSEN, KRISTIAN
Title: Plays
Format: 7"
Label: BIN
Country: Denmark
Price: $12.00
"Reissue of Kristian Poulsens 2009 ukulele playing, originally inspired by the paradoxical (self-effacing) status of the artistic subject of the creative act of John Keats, as analysed by Giorgio Agamben, where the badly connoted ukulele instrument meets philosophy, and the viewer/listener is forced into creative participation and self-contemplation via Olafur Eliasson. Ron Schneiderman described it as “two glorious sides of brain-dead plinking. Limited edition of 50 copies. Extreme heavy weight vinyl. Play at 16 RPM." - BIN.

Artist: VIKTOR, KNUD
Title: Ambiances/Images
Format: Double LP
Label: BIN
Country: Denmark
Price: $45.00
"This re-release documents Knud Viktors only two previous releases - Images and Ambiances - both published in 1972 on the French label LOiseu Musicien. The two plates have long been difficult to grab and become available again, assembled on one double LP. 
All the works on the release are recorded and composed by Knud Viktor in and around his own home-based study in his house in the Luberon valley of the south of France. 
It has been the goal of IDL to create a reproduction as close to the original releases as possible. The sound material is reproduced from the original master bands, but has not been re-mastered to a greater extent than preparing the material for the pressing of vinyl. Hence, Knud Viktors works appear to the same degree of band noise, brum and other sound artifacts, Both related to his overall aesthetics, composition process and the technical tools he had available."

Artist: LOCKWOOD, ANNEA
Title: Tiger Balm / Amazonia Dreaming / Immersion
Format: LP
Label: Black Truffle
Country: Australia
Price: $30.00
"Black Truffle presents a new issue of Annea Lockwoods classic 1970 tape piece "Tiger Balm", unavailable on vinyl for over thirty years, accompanied by two exquisite unreleased works for percussion and voice. "Created while Lockwood was living in the UK, the side-long Tiger Balm is a singular work within the cannon of tape music. Inspired by research into the ritual function of music, the piece explores the possibility of evoking ancient communal memories through sound. Breaking entirely with the dynamic language of the musique concrète tradition, Lockwood uses a select palette of mainly unprocessed sonic elements chosen for their mysterious and erotic characteristics (a purring cat, a heartbeat, gongs, slowed down jaw harp, a tiger, a womans breath, a plane passing overhead), presenting at most two sounds at once. As one sound flows organically into the next, their shared characteristics are highlighted, opening a space of dream logic and mysterious associations between nature and culture, the ancient and the modern. The B side presents two pieces for percussion recorded here for the first time. Amazonia Dreaming (1987), performed by Dominic Donato, uses unaccompanied snare drum and voice to evoke the nocturnal soundscape of the Amazon rainforest. Unorthodox techniques and materials (marbles, chopsticks, a plastic jar lid) transform the snare into a resonant field of sensual textures. Immersion (1998), performed by Donato and Frank Cassara, is a slow-moving exploration of gentle beating tones, performed on marimba, tam tams, and gong. Like the other two works presented on this LP, it provides captivating proof of Lockwoods belief in the complexity that deep listening can reveal within seemingly simple sounds." --Francis Plagne Comes in a deluxe gatefold sleeve with archival pictures and liner notes by Annea Lockwood; Includes the score to "Amazonia Dreaming"; LP design by Stephen OMalley; Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering." - Black Truffle.

Artist: PARKER, EVAN/JOHN EDWARDS/JOHN RUSSELL
Title: Walthamstow Moon (61 Revisited)
Format: LP
Label: Byrd Out
Country: UK
Price: $31.00
"On November 17th 1961, John Coltrane played at the Granada Theatre in Walthamstow. On November 23rd, 55 years later, free jazz legend Evan Parker made this six track recording in the same space with John Russell and John Edwards. This recording has personal resonances for Evan: he attended Coltranes performance 55 years ago at the Granada. Evan Parker: "John Russell, John Edwards and I are going to record in that same cinema. It has had the usual chequered life of classic old cinemas of the post war era in the meantime, but the resonances of that day in 1961 will be an inspiration." Beautiful cover artwork by Oliver Bancroft. Presented in a 3mm spine case." - Byrd Out.

Artist: MODERN ART
Title: Oriental Towers
Format: LP
Label: Color Tapes
Country: UK
Price: $20.00
First time standalone reissue of Modern Arts second cassette album. Includes three previously unissued tracks from the album session. Edition of 500 with poster insert. "Another entry from the darkly enchanting minimal synth-pop and psych-tinged world of The Modern Art. As an introduction to the world of Coil and Current 93 collaborator (and Sun Dial main man) Gary Ramon and his orbiting bandmates, you cant do better.

"From a time when drummers were as rare as a tune with a melody. It could have been made yesterday, by one of those modern bands of foppish young men, whose parents record collection contained stuff like The Wake and Modern English. A jolly jaunt through some early eighties indie, full of hand played synth lines, classic drum box sounds, poppy sequences, and introverted vocals.""Now this is my kind of icy, desolate lo-fi music. A lot of 80s music that I listen to nowadays seems to predict the coming of vaporwave & hypnagogic pop 25+ years later, and this album is no different, even if its only really predicting the bleaker aspects of the latter. Still, this stuff is occasionally very pretty (Stars)... Theres plenty of diversity on a track-for-track basis: compare the dreaminess built out of layered acoustic guitars on Beautiful Truth to the more energetic and mechanical Little Ballerina. Or just compare any other track to the untitled closer, which is basically ambient guitar + some echoed sample hovering off in the distance."

Formed by Ramon in the early 1980s, Modern Art released two albums on vinyl, and a significant amount of impossible-to-find cassettes. Some of this material was compiled in a highly regarded 3-LP (sold out) box set, made in 2013 by Vinyl on Demand. This remastered reissue of "Oriental Towers," their second cassette album, originally released in 1983, also includes three previously unissued tracks from that session. On this album you will find examples of what was going on in England during the pinnacle of the post-punk scene—an inspired time that encouraged young musicians to develop music influenced by the likes of Joy Division, Cabaret Voltaire, Throbbing Gristle and Clock DVA. " - Color Tapes.

Artist: MODERN ART
Title: Underwater Kites
Format: LP
Label: Color Tapes
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
“Guitar, drum machine and keyboards creating a calm yet dark atmosphere, sometimes psychedelic and no way mellow. Truly a great lost gem!” —Mutant Sounds.
"Welcome to the darkly enchanting minimal synth-pop and psych-tinged world of The Modern Art. As an introduction to the world of Coil and Current 93 collaborator Gary Ramon and his orbiting bandmates, you cant do better. Formed by Ramon in the early 1980s, Modern Art released two albums on vinyl, and a significant amount of impossible-to-find cassettes. Some of this material was compiled in a highly regarded 3-LP (sold out) box set, made in 2013 by Vinyl on Demand. This remastered reissue of Underwater Kites, their very first cassette album, originally released in 1982, also includes three previously unissued tracks from that session. On this album you will find examples of what was going on in England during the pinnacle of the post-punk scene—an inspired time that encouraged young musicians to develop music influenced by the likes of Joy Division, Cabaret Voltaire, Throbbing Gristle and Clock DVA. Limited edition of 500 copies and comes with poster insert." - Lion Productions.

Artist: MYSTERY PLANE
Title: Still Life
Format: LP
Label: Color Tapes
Country: UK
Price: $20.00
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: V/A
Title: Cold Waves Of Color Volume 3
Format: LP
Label: Color Tapes
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Latest collection of rare cold wave from the Color Tapes archives also includes a full colour poster plus a rare reprint of issue 2 of Color Tapes own Purple Twilight fanzine from 1985, featuring articles on bands such as Bushido and Mystery Plane, plus The Subway Organization cassette catalogue from 1985. An essential document from the 80s UK cassette underground scene. Praise for the series: “Must have collection of English post-punk synth rarities, sourced from the legendary Color Tapes label, remastered by Denis Blackham, all presented on vinyl for the first time! Its highly likely that these tracks have been barely heard beyond their original 100 edition tape pressings in the early 80s, and thusly this is a bit of a treasure trove, especially when considering the quality of the masters. This is the realest deal for people into minimal wave, Dark Entries and OG wave music. Dont sleep!” – Boomkat review. The majority of these tracks from these UK garage cold wave bands used mostly synthesizer, drum machines and sequencers such as EMS VCS3, Minimoog, Korg MS-20, Roland Juno 6, SH-09, TR-808 – so you know how they could sound. These machines today are part of the history of the development of electronic music in the UK." - Lion Productions.

Artist: V/A
Title: Cold Waves Of Color Volume 4
Format: LP
Label: Color Tapes
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Fourth volume of the completely sold out electronic compilation series from the 1980s color tapes label. As with the other volumes you can find great examples of cold wave, minimal wave and synth electronics made by obscure British bands such as Disintegrators, Mystery Plane, Berserk In A Hayfield and Lives of Angels—all recorded between 1980-1985, vestiges of the 1980s UK cassette underground scene. Comes with poster insert and reproduction of issue 3 of Color Tapes own in house “Purple Twilight” fanzine from 1985 that features articles on Insane Music, Space Brothers and Lives Of Angels." Limited edition of 250 copies. - Lion Productions.

Artist: BANG, BILLY
Title: Distinction Without A Difference
Format: CD
Label: Corbett Vs. Dempsey
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"A reissue of the long out-of-print first solo record by American violinist Billy Bang (1947-2011), recorded at Gaku Gallery in New York on August 12, 1979. Originally released on Hat Hut Records in 1980. Distinction Without A Difference features Bangs own compositions, extrapolated at length in an intimate live concert, as well as traditional and improvised material. Remastered from original tapes and augmented by newly discovered recordings from the same concert. Part of the large cache of historical Hat Hut records that Corbett vs. Dempsey continues to release. Classic American creative music on CD for the first time. Features five previously unreleased tracks: Tracks 7-9 and 11 were recorded in Tilberg, Netherlands on October 29, 1978; Track 10 is a recording from the New York concert on August 12, 1979; "Subway Ride" feautures Giuseppi Logan." - Corbett Vs. Dempsey

Artist: CARL, RUDIGER INC.
Title: King Alcohol
Format: Double CD
Label: Corbett Vs. Dempsey
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"A reissue of King Alcohol, recorded for the German FMP label in 1972. King Alcohol is one of the landmark recordings of free jazz in Europe, a mind-blowing studio session featuring Rüdiger Carl on tenor saxophone, Günter Christmann on trombone, and the astonishing Detlef Schönenberg on drums. Volatile and precise, anticipating much of the future sound of free music in Europe but also paying homage to American antecedents like Roswell Rudd and Archie Shepp, King Alcohol is truly a lost jewel. First ever release on CD. Features a disc of newly discovered, previously unreleased bonus tracks. Remastered from the original tapes. Cover art features a reproduction of the insanely rare first-pressing cover with its black-and-white line drawing by Carl himself." - Corbett Vs. Dempsey

Artist: CHADBOURNE, EUGENE
Title: Therell Be No Tears Tonight
Format: CD
Label: Corbett Vs. Dempsey
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
2016 release. "A reissue of Eugene Chadbournes Therell Be No Tears Tonight, originally released by Parachute in 1980. One of the absolute essentials of Eugene Chadbournes oeuvre, what he described as "free improvised country and western bebop", featuring his frantic, skewed interpretations of classic songs such as Merle Haggards "Swingin Doors", Roger Millers "The Last Word In Lonesome Is Me", and Willie Nelsons "Mr. Record Man", Therell Be No Tears Tonight was recorded in Spring of 1980. Its lineup includes Chadbourne on acoustic and electric guitar and voice, Tom Cora on cello, John Zorn on saxophones, clarinet, and birdcalls, David Licht on percussion, with another set of songs featuring Doctor Chad on electric dobro and singing, with Scott Manring on lap steel and lap dobro, Robbie Link on acoustic bass, Dennis Licht on percussion, and David Licht on drum set. For the guitarists solo "Johnny Paycheck" medley alone, this would be worth the price of admission, but the whole show is built on lightning fast juxtaposition and hilarious interjection. Though it was reissued on CD, its been out of print for years. Here it is given the royal treatment, with a facsimile cover, new photos from the sessions, remastered from original tapes, and an additional 26-minute track titled "Richmond Dobro Massacre". In this deluxe reissue, "Tears" remains one of the best free song outings ever made and is an absolute must for every home." - Corbett Vs. Dempsey

Artist: GONDELN, WENDY
Title: Projections
Format: CD
Label: Corbett Vs. Dempsey
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Projections is the first CD compilation of recent seven-inch and twelve-inch records by the enigmatic Wendy Gondeln, mixing electronic music, sawed violin, and Martian intelligence into a thoroughly spicy and utterly confounding goulash. Featured collaborations include Tim Berrescheim, Norbert Möslang, J.B. Slik, Wolfgang Voigt, Michael Wertmüller, Magazine (Jens-Uwe Beyer, Crato, Barnt). Projections also includes some of the art installation projects for Albert Oehlen works of recent vintage, such as "Alarm", composed by Wertmüller, well-known among other things as the drummer in Peter Brötzmanns Full Blast Trio. Music taken from Seismographic Pillow by Tim Berresheim (J.B. Slik) (2004), Pondering WTF (2011), Freiland -- Freie Sicht (2013), Fracking (MAGAZINE 010EP, 2014), the soundtrack from the Installation Albert Oehlen/Wolfgang Voigt -- Baum 3 at Böhm Chapel (2015), and a split 7" with Norbert Möslang on Meeuw Muzak (2016)." - Corbett Vs. Dempsey.

Artist: MCPHEE, JOE & ANDRE JAUME
Title: Nuclear Family
Format: CD
Label: Corbett Vs. Dempsey
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
2016 release. "Multi-instrumental master Joe McPhee and his longtime colleague, French saxophonist and clarinetist André Jaume, joined forces for this studio recording in 1979 that was prepared but never released. It is primarily structured around pairs of tunes by Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, and Duke Ellington (or Billy Strayhorn), adding Ornette Colemans "Lonely Woman" for good measure. The results are stunningly intimate and show the twosomes capacity for creative interplay at a fairly early stage in its unfolding. Minguss "Pithecanthropus Erectus", which was performed by a larger group on Topology (1981), gets pared down to its essential walking-bass-ness, while Monks "Evidence" is taken apart, and solo spots by both men are as riveting as one would expect. Part of Corbett vs. Dempseys ongoing historical effort to unearth and reissue McPhees important discography, this previously unknown recording will delight existing fans and make new ones." - Corbett Vs. Dempsey

Artist: MOORE, THURSTON/FRANK ROSALY
Title: Marshmallow Moon Decorum
Format: CD
Label: Corbett Vs. Dempsey
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
2016 release. "Guitar hero Thurston Moore and improvising drummer Frank Rosaly met for a first encounter in 2012 at the Neon Marshmallow Festival, at the Burlington in Rosalys hometown of Chicago. The results were monumental. The slow build of Moores gigantosaur sound and Rosalys clamorousness and gradually escalating propulsion made for an idea match over the course of an electrifying 35-minute piece, the thunderous conclusion of which left no ear unburned. Marshmallow Moon Decorum presents the full concert in all its glory, gorgeously rendered in a multi-track recording that captures both the grit and grace of their mutual ascent. The cover sports a painting by Amy Feldman, perfect visual foil for the boys and their noise. Recorded live at the Burlington in Chicago, during the Neon Marshmallow Festival on November 18, 2012. Engineered by Matt Hannigan; Mastered at Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago." - Corbett Vs. Dempsey

Artist: PICNIC
Title: s/t
Format: CD
Label: Corbett Vs. Dempsey
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
2016 release. "The first reissue of Picnic, originally released on Data Records in 1985. A little-known gem of Dutch free music, Picnic is the brainchild of cellist Tristan Honsinger, who composed all but one of its 12 compositions. Brilliant and whimsical, the tracks bring to mind Honsingers work with ICP Orchestra, for whom he has also composed extensively. Here hes working in an incredible ensemble, with trumpeter Toshinori Kondo, saxophonist Sean Bergen, Jean Jacques Avenel on bass, Michael Vatcher on drums and percussion, and Tiziana Simona Vigni on voice. Deceptively vicious little songs with hilarious twists and the kind of intense improvising youd expect from a band that incorporates players of this caliber, its a unique album, originally issued on the tiny Data Records, never before reissued. And its worth having alone for the beautiful recording by Datas Dick Lucas, which captures Vatchers incredible high snare on "Restless", a minute of pure energy better than Red Bull, and Vignis oblique vocals, which were sung mostly in English by the Italian singer, who didnt speak a word of the language. Remastered by Lucas from the original tapes. Features the original cover." - Corbett Vs. Dempsey.

Artist: REICHEL, HANS
Title: Bonobo
Format: CD
Label: Corbett Vs. Dempsey
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"A reissue of the second album in the catalog of German guitarist and instrument inventor Hans Reichel (1949-2011), Bonobo, originally released by FMP in 1976. A program of microtonal string investigations that is still beguiling and fresh four decades later. Like Reichels debut, Wichlinghauser Blues (1973), Bonobo is a super-rare slice of musical otherness. Includes the hilarious cover by Reichel himself. First ever release on CD. Remastered from original tapes; Packaged with gatefold and tip-on sleeve, with a reprinting the original design." - Corbett Vs. Dempsey

Artist: REICHEL, HANS
Title: Wichlinghauser Blues
Format: CD
Label: Corbett Vs. Dempsey
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"A reissue of Wichlinghauser Blues the debut album by legendary German guitar improviser and instrument inventor Hans Reichel (1949-2011), originally released on FMP in 1973. Wichlinghauser Blues is a resonant and hilarious document of the nascent genius recording his peculiar and wondrous music alone in a studio. Acoustic and unfiltered electric guitars turned back into the supremely malleable instruments they were before theyd been firmly encoded as tools for rock or pop or jazz. Reichel uses a homemade 11-string guitar (with three pickups) for all the tunes except the first one. Reichel is like an improvising Harry Partch, investigating the genesis of lute music. First ever release on CD. Remastered from original tapes; Packaged with a gatefold and tip-on sleeve, with a reprinting of the original design." - Corbett Vs. Dempsey

Artist: SUN RA & HIS SOLAR ARKESTRA
Title: The Magic City
Format: LP
Label: Cosmic Myth
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
2017 remastered/legitimate reissue. Tip-on jacket. Includes bonus tracks. "For this definitive edition, historical and technical notes are provided by noted jazz historian Ben Young, who restored and remastered the album with his Triple Point Records partner Joe Lizzi. Both men have been recognized for their extensive work on the Grammy Nominated Albert Ayler boxset, released on Revenant records in 2005.

First-generation Saturn pressings of The Magic City were monophonic. A full stereo version had been issued on Sun Ras Thoth subsidiary label sometime after 1969; however, it suffered from a technical flaw that prevented many copies of the LP from tracking cleanly through the first cut on side B. A 1973 gatefold LP reissue on Impulse featured reprocessed stereo. For this definitive reissue, Cosmic Myth Records used stereo sources which are superior to the Thoth pressing." - Cosmic Myth.

Artist: ANNIE ANXIETY
Title: Soul Posession
Format: LP
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Many influential characters graced the stage of Maxs Kansas City within the creative zeitgeist of New York City during the late 1970s, but one local native named Annie Bandez thrust herself into the downtown scene with her punk ensemble Annie and the Asexuals, establishing her nom de plume Annie Anxiety (later known as “Little Annie”) and colliding head-on with the social norms of contemporary punk culture entangling the city at that time.

After a couple years of disintegrated pursuits in New York, Annie relocated to England, finding herself at the doorstep of the famed anarchro-commune Dial House headed by activist Penny Rimbaud. It was here that Annie Anxiety established herself as a singular artist and voice with her debut 1981 single “Barbed Wire Halo” on seminal Crass Records and forging a creative alliance with Crass members Penny Rimbaud and Eve Libertine. As the landscape of punk in the United Kingdom was shifting towards a more diverse, multicultural focal point, artists such as Annie Anxiety found themselves exploring musical signatures in styles such as dub reggae and rocksteady. In the summer of 1983, Annie began work at Southern Studios on what would be her first full length endeavor which encompassed all of her creative assets at that time. Employing the expertise of legendary dub producer Adrian Sherwood to realize this vision, Annie pulled together members of Crass, Flux of Pink Indians, Family Fodder, African Head Charge, London Underground and Art Interface to record her groundbreaking dub industrial masterpiece. Upon its initial release by the unofficial Crass off-shoot label Corpus Christi in 1984, Soul Possession started the avalanche of activity that would include dozens of releases and collaborations with Nurse With Wound, Coil, Current 93, Swans and Marc Almond.

Dais Records proudly reissues “Soul Possession” on vinyl for the first time in over 30 years in a limited edition pressing featuring the original artwork by Eve Libertine..." - Dais.

Artist: SIGHTINGS
Title: Amusers and Puzzlers
Format: LP
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"After the release of their well-received ninth studio album, Terribly Well, and their successful month long European tour in 2013, Sightings did the unexpected and quietly disbanded without notice or explanation. More than 15 years in the trenches and making a mess throughout New York City, the band made more of a polarizing impact to formalized underground music that most of their peers. Sightings would have been a national treasure if the whole country was laid to waste in Armageddon.

During the sessions that birthed Terribly Well, a complimentary album was recorded in tandem which, while not intended to be their final statement, produced the jaded epilogue from the mouth of experimental rocks most lasting monolith. Amusers and Puzzlers is the schizophrenic culmination of their brand of damaged rock. Isolated noise patterns shifted from Mark Morgans unorthodox guitar patterns sewn up from his nervous, scattered vocal phrasing. Richard Hoffmans stampede-like momentum on bass slammed against Jon Lockies drum triggers made the past couple decades crash into itself. Limited to 500 copies with cover art/design by Bill Nace (Body/Head) and comes with a MP3 download card." - Dais.

Artist: ROCCHI, CLAUDIO
Title: Suoni di Frontiera
Format: LP
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $29.00
"Die Schachtel present the first vinyl reissue of Claudio Rocchis Suoni di Frontiera, originally released in 1976. A foundational album of electronic music, available again on vinyl for the first time since its original release. An unavoidable and formative element of Italys long history of avant-garde music is its resistance to category and definition. Even in the face of this, Claudio Rocchis stunning Suoni di Frontiera is an anomaly -- a body of introspective synthesizer works, stretching out to the world beyond. Italian experimental and avant-garde music from this period is distinctly different from other contexts in Europe and America, in part because many artists would begin within the realms of popular music, and slowly pushed towards more ambitious creative territories as time wore on. Rocchi is no exception. He entered the public eye during the late 1960s and early 70s, working within the idioms of psychedelic rock, folk, and prog. While some of Suoni di Frontieras elements are present in earlier and later works, nothing reaches the crystalline totality of its being. It is the lone, pure avant-garde gesture in Rocchis long and noted career. Infused with oscillating loops, astral synth excursions, and sharp collages of vocal snippets and electronics, the music of Suoni di Frontieramight remind some of early Cluster and Harmonia. But Suoni di Frontieras ambition and breadth is overwhelming. It achieves what few have: realizing the dream set forth by the pioneers of early electronic music and creating a new democratic architecture of sound, as creatively ambitious as it is accessible. It is a gesture of the avant-garde, which could have only emerged from the realms of pop -- sixteen discrete works of acoustics instrumentation, electronics, processing, and synthesis, freestanding and intertwined as a towering whole. Its a restless constellation, delving from one possibly to the next -- pulsing, rhythmic tones, sheets of pure abstraction, fragments of voice and environmental sound, captured and spun wild by tape loops, beautiful ambiences, and space age sounds. Its reemergence holds the potential to reform many perceptions surrounding electronic music as a whole. Oren Ambarchi, from the liner notes: "Another crucial piece of the 70s Italian puzzle has been unearthed for our pleasure. Dig in." Newly remastered and pressed on heavyweight vinyl; Silver and gloss varnish print with printed inner sleeves housing a transparent anti-static record sleeve; Includes insert with notes in Italian and English; Edition of 500." - Die Schachtel.

Artist: VACCINA, LINO CAPRA
Title: Antico Adagio
Format: LP
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $29.00
2017 repress. "A reissue of the LP as it was originally issued in 1978. Vaccina had intended for this album to be a double LP, and recorded enough material for one, but it was then trimmed down. The recordings that were cut from the original release are presented on the “Frammenti…” LP released alongside this one.

"One of two LP versions. Includes the first six tracks from Lino "Capra" Vaccinas Antico Adagio (DS 027CD), originally released in 1978. Antico Adagio is an amazing work that anticipated countless others in the field of so-called "new age" and world music, yet remains at the crossroad between those genres and experimental and electronic music. Apart from a few violin parts and the extraordinary vocal lines (sung by Vaccina himself and Juri Camisasca), Antico Adagio is an album fully built on percussion. At the same time, its the farthest thing from the typical idea of percussion. You wont find a single trace of African or primitive beats: instead, this is a collection of rather long, subtle and thoughtful compositions, crafted with vibraphones, marimbas and gong. Together they create a work which will remain unique -- both in Lino Vaccinas discography as well as in a more general sense." - Die Schachtel.


Artist: VACCINA, LINO CAPRA
Title: Echi Armonici da Antico Adagio
Format: LP
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $29.00
"Die Schachtel present unreleased material from Lino Capra Vaccina on Echi Armonici da Antico Adagio. For fans of the Italian avant-garde, few names inspire the loyalty and devotion offered to the percussionist and composer Lino Capra Vaccina, a perfect emblem of the countrys extraordinary movement of musical minimalism. He first gained note as a member of Aktuala, creating a hybrid of rock, avant-garde, and ancient musics while incorporating a diverse number of sonic traditions from across the globe: African, Middle Eastern, Indian, etc. Vaccinas career as a composer has been marked by two distinct features: an incredibly high bar of quality and ambition, and a tragically slim recorded output. Following his departure from Aktuala, he worked extensively with others -- Juri Camisasca, Franco Battiato, etc. -- and within the short-lived super group Telaio Magnetico, but his astounding solo efforts have been slow to emerge. In 1978, he released the legendary LP Antico Adagio (DS 027CD/027-1LP), and wouldnt be heard from again until 1992s equally extraordinary LAttesa. Fortunately, the Milan based imprint Die Schachtel has embarked on a multifaceted project of reissuing Vaccinas hard-to-find LPs for a new generation, as well as offering a range of stunning, unreleased archival recording. Echi Armonici da Antico Adagio falls into the latter category, but it is nothing short of a momentous event. Echi Armonici da Antico Adagio draws on the same body of recordings from which Vaccinas masterpiece Antico Adagio also grew, entering an already shimmering stage. The album is a revelation, a lost, towering artifact of the Italian avant-garde. It features two sidelong works of pulsing, hypnotic, ritualistic drone with Vaccinas percussion -- gongs, bells, and cymbals -- threaded by sustained tones, generated by the voices of Juri Camisasca and Dana Matus. Flirting with the outer-reaches charted by Buddhist and African music, it is a trance-inducing, meditative, cosmic world of sonic interplay. Sheets of resonance, stunning harmonic interplay, and intricate rhythms rise as one. Both performances -- immersive, beautiful, deeply moving, rewarding, and intellectually rigorous -- reveal themselves slowly at every return. Nearly forty years after its rhythms, tones, and ambiences imprinted themselves onto tape, Echi Armonici da Antico Adagio is unquestionably one of the most important albums to appear in 2017. Silver and gloss varnish print with printed inner sleeves housing a transparent anti-static record sleeve; Edition of 300." - Die Schachtel.

Artist: NURSE WITH WOUND
Title: Dark Fat
Format: 3 LP Box Set
Label: Dirter Promotions
Country: UK
Price: $56.00
"Triple LP box set of Nurse With Wounds 2016 release Dark Fat. Dark Fat is a celebration and documentation of ten years of NWW shows, but to call Dark Fat a live album is far too simplistic. It is an entirely new recording constructed by combining the most interesting moments of the past decade into unique tracks. M.S. Waldron is to thank as he is archival commandant of the NWW oeuvre, and since 2006 he has recorded every single thing. He has recorded all the live shows, sound-checks, rehearsals, off-stage events, and even covertly recorded the private conversations of the band. These recordings have been studiously and lovingly crafted into a unique sonic tapestry by Waldron and Steven Stapleton with delicate embroidery and filigree added by Andrew Liles and Colin Potter. This is now spread over six sides of luxurious vinyl and encased in a box with a gatefold insert, all featuring the art of Steven Stapleton aka Babs Santini. Listen in the Dark and soak up the Fat." - Dirter Promotions.

Artist: MULLER, THOMAS
Title: Not A Bird / Transcarnation One
Format: LP
Label: Edition Telemark
Country: Germany
Price: $29.00
"Thomas Müller (b. 1970 in Munich) is a Berlin-based video artist, experimental musician, painter, and photographer. For an exhibition in 2005, he burned three of his oil paintings and displayed the resulting pile of ashes as a sculpture entitled "three of my favourite pictures". These particular ashes were reused in new paintings, some of which have again been burned to produce further ashes for further paintings. Thus began a cycle of ash-based works entitled "not a bird", ranging from large canvas paintings to postcards, sometimes enriched with pigment. The paintings were used as source material for video installations and exhibitions, or simply burned to produce more ashes. Müller considers the process of burning and the resulting ashes as a means of transcendence and purification. For this reason, he only uses the ashes of objects related to himself. This LP brings together "not a bird" and Müllers long-time preoccupation with Richard Wagners Das Rheingold. The piece, originally conceived as a video, consists of countless layers of Das Rheingold recordings, with side A using the beginning of each recording and side B using the end of each. Side A plays outside-in, side B plays inside-out. The outer and inner sleeves show slightly enlarged facsimiles of four ash-painted postcards. Standard version comes in an edition of 250." - Edition Telemark.

Artist: MULLER, THOMAS
Title: Not A Bird / Transcarnation One (Limited Version)
Format: LP
Label: Edition Telemark
Country: Germany
Price: $56.00
"Limited version. Comes with a large hand-drilled off-center hole (diameter 27mm) for additional wobbling during playback and a small bag of original "not a bird" ashes to be scattered over the LP before playing (Note: The limited version is not playable by regular means); Edition of 50 (numbered). Thomas Müller (b. 1970 in Munich) is a Berlin-based video artist, experimental musician, painter, and photographer. For an exhibition in 2005, he burned three of his oil paintings and displayed the resulting pile of ashes as a sculpture entitled "three of my favourite pictures". These particular ashes were reused in new paintings, some of which have again been burned to produce further ashes for further paintings. Thus began a cycle of ash-based works entitled "not a bird", ranging from large canvas paintings to postcards, sometimes enriched with pigment. The paintings were used as source material for video installations and exhibitions, or simply burned to produce more ashes. Müller considers the process of burning and the resulting ashes as a means of transcendence and purification. For this reason, he only uses the ashes of objects related to himself. This LP brings together "not a bird" and Müllers long-time preoccupation with Richard Wagners Das Rheingold. The piece, originally conceived as a video, consists of countless layers of Das Rheingold recordings, with side A using the beginning of each recording and side B using the end of each. Side A plays outside-in, side B plays inside-out. The outer and inner sleeves show slightly enlarged facsimiles of four ash-painted postcards." - Edition Telemark.

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: JELINEK , JAN
Title: Loop-Finding-Jazz-Records
Format: Double LP
Label: Faitiche
Country: Germany
Price: $25.00
Repressed. "Faitiche presents a long-lost vinyl album. Since 2003, Jan Jelineks Loop-Finding-Jazz-Records, originally released in 2001 on ~scape, existed only as a download. Now the album is available again on vinyl, as a double LP with two bonus tracks, "Moiré (Guitar & Horns)" and "Poren", B-sides from Tendency EP (2000)." - Faitiche.

Artist: BARRECA, MARC
Title: Music Works For Industry
Format: LP
Label: Freedom To Spend
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Marc Barrecas Music Works for Industry is a layered assertion. An economic mantra for the mind to spin, like the many loops on this recording, or churn, as gears of some godhead machine. From the pool of playful compositions, a social subtext appears - a somewhat sardonic riposte to the commercial and cynical abuse of music and musicians. The work profits the listener over industry.  Said another way, its motivations are more generative than lucrative.

No longer than four minutes, no shorter than two, each piece on MWFI is a fragment of modern life. Propaganda transmitted between the click of the remote or the turn of the dial. Friend and collaborator K. Leimer checks Cluster, Steve Reich, IannisXenakis, and Morton Subotnick as esoteric influences on MWFI in the albums liner notes, while one might imagine UptonSinclair, Studs Terkel, or Chris Anderson as egalitarian influences.

Made with musicians, performance artists, and a bespoke instrument maker, Barreca combines multiple disciplines into a collective, industrious whole. An experiment fabricated in the synth and tape studio at the artist-run alternative space and/or (Seattles version of NYCs The Kitchen), Barreca manipulates dynamic sound sources into tidy, minimal arrangements using synthesizers, modified instruments, tape looped voices, and melodic, metallic phrases.

To start, “Community Life” strews these elements across the assembly line to meet their maker. The album continues with “Shopping,” countering ominous, mechanical sounds with light, playful tones, perhaps representative of the clash of production versus exchange values. On “Hotcake” we hear mens voices, chains, and hissing steam in a methodical but urgent progression that could soundtrack Fritz Langs silent film, Metropolis. A woman seductively intones “Nerve Roots Are Uncontrollable” on the track of the same name.  “Organized Labor” also incorporates a voice, speaking the  acronym I.W.W. - International Workers of the World, also known as the Wobblies - as the music falls in line and wobbles along.

The cover of MWFI features a black and white photo of a figure in silhouette, backlit at a window, softened with curtains and plants. Maybe this is the room where the music was made: a private space, a refuge from some industrial work or at least the dubious fruits of this labor. In a way, listening to the music is entering a space without work, an apple to pluck and eat without wage or taxation.

One can imagine photographer Chauncey Hare listening to Music Works for Industryas he moved from documenting domestic interiors to the bleek efficiency of American offices. His black and white portraits of workers, isolated and obscured by cubicles and files, and published in This Was Corporate America, led to Hares disillusionment with the art market. Not wanting to sell images, he left photography, and become a therapist: publishing the self-help book, Work Abuse.

Perhaps peering into the music industry led to Barrecas eventual career, and a similar impulse to more directly touch those at the effects of economic systems. While exploring the cassette version of Music Works For Industry, we found a business card tucked inside: Marc Barreca—bankruptcy judge in Seattle. Material traces of the cassette are evident in the records packaging, the album format a newly manufactured form for Barrecas work.



Even in post-industrial times, Barrecas music offers listeners easily consumable musings on current work conditions. Freedom To Spend accepts your hard-earned and fortuitously won money in exchange for these morsels, but also believes that you need not invest unless pressed." - Freedom To Spend.

Artist: MERCURE, MICHELE
Title: Eye Chant
Format: LP
Label: Freedom To Spend
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"You can see the sounds her voice makes. The literal depiction of this, a photograph of Michele Mercure with an eyeball in her mouth, is removed in the updated album art. The original graphic elements are left to suspend, speak, and sing across time. In the absence of the decade-specific portraits, the redesigned edition is dislocated from a particular or linear history. Our initial point of encounter is artifactual; a trace in place of a scar.

Accordingly, Micheles true image and body is sound. Eye Chant, as a whole, offers meditations of sound as material. Her instruments are voice and synthesizer, the former following the machines lead and language of patterns. Machine sounds become abstract words. The human voice is pulled apart, dislodged from context; a tactile, textured quality appears to reconfigure the body and machine presently or permanently.

The natural and the mechanical elements of Eye Chant commingle with the ease of a musician well-versed in the social-material entanglements of life. Like the lacework referenced in one track, Mercures record alludes to interconnections and their unraveling. Her married name formerly attached to Eye Chant has been shed for this iteration. As her electronic kin, Eliane Rodigue and Suzanne Ciani would attest, its all raw material for the musician to give form. Donna Haraway and Lucy Suchman may have been listening.

Michele offers a tender mechanics to attune to. Atmospheres expand and contract within a song, sometimes reappearing in the album - the economy of means appreciated from another vantage. Loops and undulating rhythms build up a particular kind of surface, one that places the listener in the present moment, to notice and extend that time of being here.

To get a sense of the space Mercures work occupies: compositions on this album were part of a PBS special and a performance artists production. The most narrative moments of Eye Chant, these commissioned pieces, “Proteus and the Marlin” and “100% Bridal Illusion,” are hyper feminine tracks made up of choirs of birds, breath, baby cries, waves, and poetry read just above a whisper.

The title track, “Eye Chant,” is a single vocal sample thats sequenced and melodically layered upon itself. A perfect minimal composition, where theres no excess blurring how it was made and its final crystalline form. “Too Much” closes the album with some danceability. We have traveled far from the start — “Tour de France,” where the synthesizer resembles a faucet drip and we reset — to the pace of our heart and breath.

When focused on the moment the mind wanders as it likes. It feels as though theres a collective and urgent need to decelerate. Rather than chasing the new sound or accelerating discovery, deceleration allows us to pay heed to whats less heard. Finding our time in continuum with others might be one of many impulses for reissues.

One way to interpret the name, Freedom to Spend, is an abundance of freedom that needs to be shared. In that spirit, the free thinking / art of Michele Mercure is recirculated." - Freedom To Spend.

Artist: DRUM CIRCUS
Title: Magic Theatre
Format: LP
Label: Garden of Delights
Country: Germany
Price: $25.00
"...rare album by Swiss band, featuring two members of Brainticket including their leader Joel Van Droogenbroec; truly insane psychedelic music with LSD drenched lyrics by Timothy Leary; first released in 1971. "Founder and leader of Drum Circus was master drummer Peter Giger, “a giant on drums”, as the newspaper “Rhein-Main-Zeitung” called him. He was joined by two additional drummers, as well as by Joel Vandroogenbroeck and Carole Muriel, both from Brainticket. Therefore, its not surprising that “Magic theatre”, with its LSD-dripping lyrics (partly written by Timothy Leary, partly influenced by The Tibetan Book of the Dead), is a lot like early Brainticket. “Magic theatre” was recorded in the excellent studio of Horst Jankowski in Stuttgart. Yet, it remained unreleased. Shortly before his death, Horst Jankowski gave the tapes to Peter Giger." - Garden Of Delights.

Artist: EPIDAURUS
Title: Earthly Paradise
Format: LP
Label: Garden of Delights
Country: Germany
Price: $25.00
"...obscure 1977 album from German band Epidaurus is a treat for fans of acoustic and electric keyboard instruments. There are two keyboard players: Gunther Henne (Hammond C3 organ, mellotron, mini-moog, polymoog; clavinet D6, and Fender Rhodes electric piano); and Gerd Linke (Hammond C3 organ, mellotron, mini-moog, 12-string acoustic guitar; clavinet D6, grand piano and Fender Rhodes electric piano). They layer spacey synthesizers and churchy sounding Hammond pads plastered throughout (think Tony Banks here). With the exception of some acoustic 12-string parts, guitars are largely absent—to drive the point home further, the keyboardists wrote all of the material. Into the mostly instrumental mix comes vocalist Christine Wand. Odd time signatures, nimble keyboard solos, very nice melodies, harmonies, and counterpoint. A Tangerine Dream electronica influence is pretty heavy on the closing track, Mitternachstraum, which would not be out of place on a Tangerine Dream or Kraftwerk album. All in all, this is another unjustly ignored prog albums. Recommended." - Garden of Delights.

Artist: GÄA
Title: Alraunes Alptraum
Format: LP
Label: Garden of Delights
Country: Germany
Price: $25.00
"...from the German state of Saarland, Gäa have become quite known in collectors circles thanks to their legendary space rock LP "Auf der Bahn zum Uranus" from 1974. In early 1975 they recorded three tracks for an unfinished second album. These simply brilliant tracks are the basis or this disc; they show how mature and inventive the band was at that time. The cover artwork is again by Eduard Bell and shows the Alruna, a legendary earth spirit from Germanic mythology and a rough counterpart to Gäa, the ancient Greek goddess of the Earth." - Garden of Delights.

Artist: GÄA
Title: Auf der Bahn zum Uranus
Format: Picture Disc LP
Label: Garden of Delights
Country: Germany
Price: $25.00
"Reissue of extremely rare and desired album (Kerston, 1974), and with good reason—tripped out mostly instrumental cosmic Krautrock with amazing guitar solos, spacey keyboards in a Pink Floyd vein; enigmatic lyrics on the non-instrumental tracks; in the immortal words of Crack in the Cosmic Egg: “a magical album, a Krautrock classic!”"- Garden of Delights.

Artist: KARKHANA
Title: For Seun Matta
Format: LP
Label: Holidays
Country: Italy
Price: $28.00
"Featuring some of the most innovative players from Beirut, Cairo, and Istanbul, Karkhana met for the first time in Beirut in 2014, bringing together influences from the three major experimental music scenes of the region and beyond. Through their live shows, the bands seven multi-instrumentalists build a transcendental atmosphere developing what could possibly be called free Middle Eastern music. Shades and traces of shaabi, tarab, sufi, and much more are heard in the distinct blend of free jazz and psychedelic krautrock theyve created. Recorded and mixed by Matt Bordin at Outside Inside Studio -- in only two days -- and mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering Studio in Chicago, For Seun Matta is the first studio album by the band following the 7" Nafas released on Omlott (2016) and Live At Metro Al-Madina released on Sagittarius A-Star (2015). Featuring Sharif Sehnaoui on electric guitar, Sam Shalabi(The Dwarfs Of East Agouza) on oud and electric guitar, Maurice Louca (The Dwarfs Of East Agouza) on organ and synth, Umut Çağlar(Konstrukt) on zurna, gralla, bamboo flutes, and percussion, Mazen Kerbaj on trumpet, Tony Elieh on electric bass, and with the recent addition of Michael Zerang on drums. "I wish I could track down more of this tantalising outfits music to share. . . . This Middle Eastern super group first got together to celebrate the music of Egyptian surf guitarist Omar Khorshid -- who was also a key figure in Oum Kalthoums orchestra -- but their remit has expanded somewhat and now theyre fully committed to outer-perimeter explorations in krautrock-leaning, cosmic free jazz" --John Doran, The Guardian. Edition of 500." - Holidays.

Artist: MONTI, MARIA
Title: Il Bestiario
Format: LP
Label: Holidays
Country: Italy
Price: $28.00
"Holidays Records present a reissue of Maria Montis Il Bestiario, originally released in 1974. Maria Montis legendary Il Bestiario is a prime example of the avant-garde art-song of the 1970s. Known for her renderings of Italian popular songs, Maria Monti is an Italian singer and actress with a noteworthy career: cabaret singer in the 60s, ambitious avant-garde folk artist in the 70s, and starring in films by directors as such as Sergio Leone -- Fistful Of Dynamite (1971) -- and Bernardo Bertolucci -- 1900 (1976). Il Bestiario is a near perfect emblem of the fascinating territory gained through collaboration. It enlisted the radical poet Aldo Braibanti as its lyricist, features arrangements and synthesizer from Alvin Curran (Musica Elettronica Viva), the baritone saxophone of Roberto Laneri (Prima Materia), as well as the soprano saxophone of jazz legend Steve Lacy. The result is absolutely stunning, musically unique within the respective outputs of its participants long and noted careers. Unquestionably one of the most beautiful and neglected albums of its decade. Comes with a 16-page booklet with lyrics and translations; Edition of 500." - Holidays.

Artist: SAKATA/MANUEL MOTA/GIOVANNI DI DOMENICO/MATHIEU CALLEJA, AKIRA
Title: Jomon
Format: LP
Label: Holidays
Country: Italy
Price: $28.00
"Japanese saxophone transgressor Akira Sakata meets with his long-time collaborator and Fender Rhodes virtuoso Giovanni Di Domenico, Portuguese guitarist Manuel Mota, and drummer Mathieu Calleja for a session recorded at Les Ateliers Claus in Brussels. Named after the Jomon period of the Japanese prehistory -- when Japan was inhabited by a hunter-gatherer culture rich in tools, clay pottery, and jewelry made from bone and stone -- the record features three tracks: "Jomon" (縄文), "Kaen" (火焔), and "Dogu" (土偶). The Dogu (literally: "clay figures") were small humanoid and animal figurines made during the Jomon period for religious purpose: it may have been believed that illnesses could be transferred into the Dogu, which was then destroyed, clearing the illness, or any other misfortune. The record itself is a musical healing ritual invoking a powerful demon with Sakatas throat singing, unleashing then slowly hypnotizing it in the second half of the album, putting it back into its vault before its too late. Beautiful artwork made with Sakatas hand-painted Kanji characters. Edition of 250." - Holidays.

Artist: BALL
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Horny
Country: Sweden
Price: $24.00
"Intensely disturbed, dirty, smut peddling, Swedish slime hard rock-psych-madness from the deepest cesspool of humanity. Fucked up sub-human fuzz guitars; Depraved, screaming vocals; Gut rumbling bass and caveman drums; A nightmare of revolting sounds. Ball is hard rock from hell. This is the much-anticipated follow up to the bands acclaimed Fyre/Fyre Balls single (2015). Balls debut album is a deranged hard rock tour-de-force that will have you gasping and gagging. Ball was formed by the mysterious S. Yrék Ball, previously known as a strong force in the occult underground of Northern Europes secret societies. He has now decided to dedicate his will to music and the good life outside of the covens and black magic orders. Backed by his two older brothers, they form a fierce and fearsome power trio. These guys arent very talkative but say their main interests are - apart from banging on their instruments - booze, girls, horror comics, and monster model kits. The guys have finally been released from probation, so hopefully they will be able to do some live shows. Anyways, its a good thing they are still together and have recorded this - nothing short of a miracle considering the circumstances. " - Horny.

Artist: RAINFOREST SPIRITUAL ENSLAVEMENT
Title: Green Amulet Crafts Supernatural Qualities
Format: LP
Label: Hospital Productions
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
"This is the second in a reissue series of Dominick Fernows early work as Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement, casting spells from the Green Amulet Crafts Supernatural Qualities (2011) tape onto vinyl for the first time and steadily closing the gap in your Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement collection. Something like the soundtrack to one of Ballards prophetic visions of sunken cities, this second RSE incursion was initially released in an edition of 63 tapes in 2011 and found Fernow dwelling in a dread-fueled, paranoid headspace. Aesthetically, it forms an oblique inversion of Prurients saturated noise assaults or a sort of chopped-and-screwed adjunct to Vatican Shadow, perhaps best located closest to his Force Publique Congo output, but with fathoms more negative space and those full sunken sub bass charges. "A Slave Boy That Died An Awful Death For Not Keepng His Owners Horses. He Helps People Who Are Looking For Lost Things." fills the A side, pinpointing a location that could easily be an overgrown traffic island as some Nigerian mangroves in oil country, overrun by local scallies or machete wielding pirates, both scared witless, who could well be the B sides "An Old Hag That Wears Shoes And Stomps Over Peoples Stomachs At Night Making Them Breathless.", as is common to local legends of Manchesters southern edgelands and the Niger Delta. Thanks to Paul Corleys sensitive remaster and Dubplates & Masterings lacquer cut, the sub bass has been perfectly translated to the vinyl for total immersion, sounding stronger, wider than the tape or digital versions ever did, and in the process rendering RSEs magick at its most tangible. Ask many Fernow/Prurient/Vatican Shadow fiends and theyll likely cosign -- this is some of the dankest, most precious work in Fernows sprawling catalog. RIYL: Coil, Demdike Stare, Prurient, Brian Eno / Jon Hassells Fourth World (1980). Edition of 500." - Hospital Productions.

Artist: LIL UGLY MANE
Title: Three Sided Tape Volume 1
Format: Double LP
Label: Hundebiss
Country: Italy
Price: $38.00
"Vinyl edition of Three Sided Tape Volume 1, a collection of unreleased songs and instrumentals from Lil Ugly Mane, originally released in 2013. Includes a secret fourth side. "Smokeclears" features Ilwad Awale. "Part beat tapes, part odd-and-ends compilations, all dope, these collections covered all the ingredients in Uglys supersonic cauldron, from noise-based experimentation to flat-out brilliant feats of lyricism (recorded through computer microphone) to found cassette samples, from cocaine cowboy-era funk-driven fruity loops beats to one-man black metal band practice. . . . Its a joyous wonder that more rappers havent yet lifted beats from these tapes for their own purposes" - Samuel Diamond, Tiny Mix Tapes.

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.
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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: ZAFFIRI, ENORE
Title: Musica Per Un Anno
Format: CD
Label: Mazagran
Country: Italy
Price: $17.00
"Musica Per Un Anno is a pivotal project by Italian pioneer of electronic music Enore Zaffiri. In 1968, Zaffiri devised a project to create music for each hour of the year, by providing precise instructions to organize various layers of sinusoidal sounds. Working in isolation but ideally sharing the same attitude of La Monte Youngs approach to sound in time and space of those same years, Zaffiri created some tape versions of his masterpiece. The version presented on this album is a radically pure digital implementation of one hour of Musica Per Un Anno, and has been realized by Andrea Valle in strict cooperation with Zaffiri, faithfully respecting the composers original, abstract project." - Magazgran. Enore Zaffiri on the composition: "Electronic music for the sonorization of environments. It is music in time, designed for the duration of one year. The sound event changes imperceptibly but continuously in relation to months, days, hours, minutes. Every moment has its own unique music that blends with the light and the surrounding atmosphere. It is a presence. It is a music that should not impose itself, that should not distract or daze, that should not force the user to immobility. Being music in time, without beginning or end, it is always important at any time you want to listen to. It is a music that responds to the needs of the contemporary man that, while visiting an exhibition or a museum, absorbs multiple experiences addressing appropriately and actively the cultural needs of our time." - Mazagran.

Artist: AMBARCHI, OREN
Title: Hubris
Format: LP
Label: Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $22.00
"Hubris continues the exploration of relentless, driving rhythms heard on Oren Ambarchis Sagittarian Domain (EMEGO 144CD/LP, 2012) and Quixotism (EMEGO 202CD/LP, 2014). Where those records looked to krautrock and techno for their starting points, the side-long opening track on Hubris begins from the perhaps unlikely inspirations of disco and new wave, drawing particularly from Ambarchis love of Wang Chungs soundtrack to William Friedkins To Live and Die in L.A. (1985). Leaving behind the song-forms of these reference points, Ambarchi weaves a sustained and pulsating web of layered palm-muted guitars from which individual voices rise up and recede, eventually setting the stage for some lush guitar synth from Jim ORourke. Arnold Dreyblatt collaborator Konrad Sprenger contributes overtone-rich motorized guitar, pushing the piece into a satisfying intersection of shimmering minimalism and rhythmic drive that smoothly builds up until the entrance of Mark Fells electronic percussion in its final section. After a short second part, in which Ambarchi, ORourke and Crys Cole pay tribute to the skewed harmonic sense of Albert Marcoeur with a track built from layered bass guitar figures and abstracted speech, the long final piece pushes the concept of the first side into darker and denser areas. Joined by electronic rhythms from Ricardo Villalobos and the twin drums of Joe Talia and Will Guthrie, the layered guitars of the first piece are transformed into a raw and tumbling fusion-funk groove that calls to mind early Weather Report or even the first Golden Palominos LP (1983). As this stellar rhythm section rides a single repeated chord change into oblivion, a series of spectacular events emerge in the foreground: first, aleatoric synthesizer burbles from Keith Fullerton Whitman, then slashing skronk guitar from Arto Lindsay, until finally Ambarchis own fuzzed-out guitar harmonics take center stage as the piece builds to an ecstatic frenzy. Few artists could hope to include such an incredible variety of collaborators on one record and still hope for it to have a unique identity, but Ambarchi manages to do just that, crafting three pieces that emerge directly out of his previous work while also pushing ahead into new dimensions." - Francis Plagne. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at D&M, Berlin, April 2016. Photography by Estelle Hanania. Sculptures by Daniel Druet. Design by Stephen OMalley.
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Artist: GALACTIC EXPLORERS
Title: Epitaph For Venus
Format: CD
Label: Mental Experience
Country: Spain
Price: $17.00
"Mental Experience present a reissue of Galactic Explorers Epitaph For Venus. Another album from the Pyramid label shrouded in mystery and produced by Toby Robinson in Cologne, circa 1974. Kosmische and head sounds with plenty of Minimoog, analog synths/keyboards, effects, loops, tape manipulation, treated percussions, etc., courtesy of Galactic Explorers, an electronic, minimal, ambient krautrock trio featuring Reinhard Karwatky (Dzyan). Take a trip to the inner regions of your mind, see ancient solar systems forming, and listen to cosmic winds and vibrations while sine waves of pure bliss will give you total peace of mind. RIYL: Terry Riley, Popol Vuh, Sand, Peter Michael Hamel, Tangerine Dream, Baba Yaga, Cluster, Cozmic Corridors, Brainticket. 24-bit domain remaster from the original tapes; Insert with liner notes by Alan Freeman, head boss at Ultima Thule and author of The Crack In The Cosmic Egg (1996)." - Mental Experience.

Artist: ARIEL PINK
Title: Another Weekend
Format: 7"
Label: Mexican Summer
Country: USA
Price: $7.50
"Ariel Pink sets a serene but complicated scene for the next chapter in his curious career with “Another Weekend,” the first solo material heard since the prog-pop opus pom pom. Contrary to the lyrics of “Another Weekend” (and fortunately for both fanatics and the newly initiated), Pink is neither too shy or humble to have brought his singular style of pop music beyond the bedroom for the befuddled masses over the past two decades, but returned to the formative, familiar setting to craft what will surely live as another shimmering moment in an unrivaled canon. Encapsulating the lingering euphoria of a regrettable weekend over the edge, “Another Weekend” speaks in morose volumes while whispering sweetly, the dichotomy of Pink’s pathos once again on display." - Mexican Summer.

Artist: CALIBAN
Title: Digital Reggae
Format: 12"
Label: Music From Memory
Country: Netherlands
Price: $21.00
"Outstanding three track EP from the archives of Caliban (side project of London musician Milton Myrie). Caliban produced only one self-released 7" Digital Reggae/Open Mind in 1984. UK producer Jackson Bailey(Tapes) managed to track Milton down, to find he was in possession of most of the stock of the original record and was sitting on amazing, unreleased recordings. This EP introduces one of the unreleased tracks: the feel good disco anthem "Supernatural". The computerized dancehall/funk hybrid "Digital Reggae" is also featured. Also includes a new dub put together by Milton himself, assisted by riddim specialist Tapes." - Music From Memory.

Artist: GARRETT
Title: Private Life
Format: LP
Label: Music From Memory
Country: Netherlands
Price: $24.00
"Garrett came from the inside of his own mind, from within a home recording studio somewhere on planet Earth. The Private Life of creative awareness and the music captured here is the visceral offering to all outside. Every one of us has a Private Life. This is Garretts." - Music From Memory.

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 & PAUL K, DENIS
Title: Criola Remixed
Format: LP
Label: Music From Memory
Country: Netherlands
Price: $22.00
"Music From Memorys curious and utterly killer Afro/Belgian electronic project gets the re-whip by a bunch of current producers. As well as the tracks featured on Criola compilation of works by Denis Mpunga and Paul K. (MFM 019LP, 2017), the label also received some great short sketches. Lasting mostly less than a minute and some even just a few seconds, there was some great ideas but the "tracks" seemed just too short to include on the compilation. Music From Memory shared these sketches with some of their friends and favorite producers, along with the tracks included on Criola with the idea of creating a series of remixes or to use these sketches as samples. Criola Remixed also includes the previously unreleased "Veronika V02", a synth bass heavy version of the compilation track "Veronika". Remixes/reworks by Prins Emanuel, Dazion, Androo, Tolouse Low Trax, and Interstellar Funk." - Music From Memory.

Artist: MUSCI, ROBERTO
Title: Tower Of Silence
Format: Double LP
Label: Music From Memory
Country: Netherlands
Price: $31.00
"Music From Memory present Tower Of Silence from Roberto Musci. Traveling extensively across Asia and Africa between 1974 and 1985 to study music, Roberto made many field recordings and collected many instruments on his travels which he would then combine with synthesizers and electronics back in Italy." - Music From Memory.

Artist: V/A
Title: Nordic Sound Art
Format: LP + Book
Label: Nordic Sound Art
Country: Denmark
Price: $30.00
"Published by The Royal Danish Academy Of Fine Arts. Exhibition catalouge for the Nordic Sound Art graduate show 2015. Compiled by Jonas Olesen (BIN). Featuring Jonas Gazell, Troels Nøhr Holmstrøm,Michael Stoffer Christensen, Hannah Anbert,Georgia Rodger, Tuukka Haapakorpi,Tuukka Salonen, Helene Førde. Comes in heavy duty, grey cardboard folder, with 11 prints. Limited edition of 300 copies." - Nordic Sound Art.

Artist: SUN RA & HIS ARKESTRA
Title: My Way Is The Spaceways
Format: LP
Label: Norton
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
2017 repress. "Fourth volume of spoken word wisdom -- direct from Saturn! The Music Is Like A Mirror / My Way Is The Spaceways / The Music Is A Sound Image / Music Is A Vibration". - Norton

Artist: MARTENS MOANA, LIEVEN
Title: Idylls
Format: LP/Book
Label: Pacific City Sound Visions
Country: Belgium
Price: $18.00
"Since Lieven Martens Moanas(Dolphins Into The Future) last lp, the massively overlooked "Music from the Guardhouse", our composer has moved from the islands of Okinawa to the Swampland of Mexico City to the Portuguese countryside, running his Private Press, and composing music for ensemble and commercials. This very pluralistic life-style and commitment has led us to his first full length record in three years: "Idylls". Presented as a 12 page book with an LP disc, the listener first hears concentrated and intentional sound-prose poems of the life of Robert Louis Stevenson as Martens attempts to "see through the eyes of RLS". Because of Martens ability to poetically reflect Stevens obsessions, we can hear field recordings, not just as documents, but as compositions and imaginative story-boards of a poets journals in the locales of Polynesia. As we flip sides we enter into the colorful and active aspect of Martens palate. Flowing from active electronically treated thumb piano to tranquil serene alien piano, growing towards a rumbling volcano and settling into archaic Goldberg Variations by Mia Prce of Miaux, the listener is now startled by Captain Moanas refusal for his music to be pure inspired decoration, but instead a world of prose and storytelling. By now, we ask ourselves what has changed in the music of Lieven Martens Moana? Its is for certain on "Idylls", that with a Polynesian Fascination seemingly unchanged, the intellectual palate has grown so much, that what we have in front of us, are wildly colorful and intellectual compositions that seem to have arrived from a literary mode, and grown into pieces that have an illusively romantic allure. The uniqueness of "Idylls" rests upon the artists willingness to arrive at strange and difficult compositions by way of natural story-telling and inspired readings; Martens further exacts his process, away from just appreciating Polynesia, and into the act, that Gaugain and Stevenson might have enjoyed, of symbiotic immersion. We can for certain hear from the Captain himself:

"Being("Idylls") a portrait, an ethnographic study, an exotic illustration and a ritual. The latter used in the most mundane sense ever, since I’d like to stay far away from a sensational bubblegum approach to (religious) ethnography, to the copying of ethnic behaviour, or to approaching it as something odd or weird. These behaviourisms unavoidably invoke the end of all rituals, thus making the world a duller place. As being interested in the exotic, (c.q. the exotist), an act under constant scrutiny, it is a duty to observe and sustain, to withdraw and refrain.”

Pacific City Sound VIsions is extremely stoked to present the new works by Lieven Martens Moana, in the year 2017, as we continue to grow and expand with an artist revelling in pushing his initially beautiful instincts to a point where they begin to be outright living intellectual endeavors." -Spencer Clark, Pacific City Antwerp, Belgium. Limited to 500 copies.

Artist: TRADEWINDS
Title: The Wavesailing Film
Format: LP
Label: Pacific City Sound Visions
Country: Belgium
Price: $15.00
Edition of 500. "SOMEWHERE OUT THERE, MANY YEARS AGO THE STORY OF EVOLUTION TOOL AN UNEXPECTED TURN... ON AN ISOLATED TROPICAL ISLAND, FAR FROM THE ACID RAIN OF CIVILIZATION A NEW BREED OF MAN  WAS BORN, HE WAS CALLED HOMOWAVESAILOR"

ALTERNATIVELY TITLED: "HOMOSWAVESAILORS", AS JACK MCCOYS 1984 FILM ABOUT THE BIRTH OF WINDSURFING, DETAILS, THROUGH THE GAZE OF THE SPORT AS A PRE-HISTORIC ANCIENT RITUAL, THE EXPLOITS OF A FEW OF THE SPORTS ORIGINATORS.  BACKING UP THE CLEAR 80S BLUE VISUALS OF WAVES WHITE WASHED WIND BLASTED SFX, IS A VARIETY OF ORIGINAL POP AND SYNTH MUSIC MADE BY THE FILMS COMPOSER, CHRIS EGGLETON.  THERE ARE NO SONG TITLES, RATHER EACH TRACK IS SPICED-UP WITH WIND AND WAVE SOUND FX, WHICH WERE ORIGINALLY MEANT TO ACT AS SOUND ACCENTS FOR WAVE SAIL ACTION IN THE FILM.  THE POP SONGS ARE BEACH-SPIKED HITS, SOUNDING LIKE NEW ZEALAND FLYING NUN ROCK, OR BLASTED OUT PRINCE CHORUS FUNK,  BUT WITH ADDED FILM SOUND FX, THE ESSENCE OF THE SILVER SCREEN BEGINS TO CREEP INTO THE MEDIUM OF AUDIO DISC!  THE SYNTH MUSIC ON "TRADEWINDS SOUNDS AS IF TANGERINE DREAM MADE INSPIRATIONAL BEACH MOVIE  TRACKS DURING THE HEIGHT OF THEIR "FIRESTARTER" PERIOD.   THE MIX, IS ARRANGED BY PACIFIC CITY, SO THAT THE SUMMER  DOESNT CRASH AND BURN.  FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY, PACIFIC CITY SOUND VISIONS PRESENTS :THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK TO "TRADEWINDS"  ON VINYL LP. BREAK DOWN.....  SHAKE DOWN.....  YA BUSTED...... SPENCER CLARK, ANTWERP 2017.

Artist: NOYES, ROB
Title: The Fedual Spirit
Format: LP
Label: Poon Village
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
Repress w/ different jacket design. "Rob Noyes has been on the Eastern Massachusetts scene for a while, but what weve heard him play is music from within the context of electric bands, most of whom are loud as hell and exist somewhere along the rim of the post-core continuum. More recently, Rob has taken to displaying his solo acoustic guitar chops and they are massive. The Feudal Spirit is the first vinyl evidence of their shoulders. Like Western Masss Tony Pasquarosa, who mines the same widely-variant style-pits, Robs approach to acoustic playing resembles his electric work only through shared-belief-in-a-strong-downstroke. On the way to developing his own compositional/performance approach, Noyes sometimes seems to have absorbed an almost infinite reservoir of influences. Apart from some superb Basho-like 12-string tunneling, most momentary fragments tend to recall legendary Limeys like John Renbourn (and through him, Davey Graham), because Robs overt melodic structures tend towards the non-bluesoid. But then youll maybe hear a note-sequence spiced like something dropped from the hot strings of Michael Chapman or even a powerful throng that makes you think of Wizz Jones. When that happens, you realize theres more of a blues base to some of the songs than youd been able to untangle. Mr. Noyes hits a vast array of sub-genres on this album, and he hits them all pretty damn hard. Robs playing carries the weight of many possibly-imaginary forebears, but the way he smears them all together shows a holistic mastery of touch and imagination that defies a lot of todays players, who tend to shine in short bursts, then allow their dreams to outrun their technique. Rob Noyes has no such apparent limitations. Like Raymond Pettibon, whose artwork graces The Feudal Spirits cover, Robs able to create a true form-gobble, making some real beautiful noise in the process. Around the world, licensed Hodologists whisper, Make mine Noyes. Why dont you join them?" --Byron Coley, October 23rd, 2016, South Deerfield, MA. Screenprinted jackets -- new EZ-open jacket for the OCD/record collector set! Cover art by Raymond Pettibon. 180 gram vinyl pressed at RTI; Lacquers cut by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Service." - Poon Village.

Artist: SNICKERS
Title: On The Hi Fi
Format: 7"
Label: Pour Lamour
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"S N I C K E R S was conceived in February, 2014 as a project between two cities, San Francisco and Minneapolis, using files, phones and an old Tascam four track. A beloved old Lexicon Vortex was enlisted as a third member and that summer an 8 song, 6 min tape, “On The Hi-Fi” was released to be given out to a few friends. The small but considerable buzz that surrounded this strange recording got the attention of Poor L’amour Records who decided to put the tape out as a 7″ EP… This is On The Hi-Fi." - Poor Lamour. Forthcoming release on Siltbreeze. Edition of 300.

Artist: MIKAMI, KAN
Title: Shichigatsu No Eiketsu (A Great Man Of July)
Format: CD
Label: PSF
Country: Japan
Price: $21.00
"Fourth release of intense guitar/vocal exorcism for PSF. From Alan Cummings liner notes: "Haino Keiji has said that Mikami is the only person he trusts to sing in his place."" - FE.
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Artist: MIKAMI, KAN/KAZUKI TOMOKAWA
Title: Goen
Format: CD
Label: PSF
Country: Japan
Price: $21.00
"Live record by these two legendary members of the Japanese 70s singer/songwriter/guitarist school, with their combined gruff, emotional styles. Starts out as solo Mikami, than joined by Tomokawa and a larger ensemble. Both of these guys have been resurrected career-wise by PSF, in a pretty impressive way."
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Artist: BHAAVITAAH BHUUTASTHAH
Title: Rückkopplung I
Format: Cass
Label: Robert & Leopold
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"The current nom de guerre of Dutch sound artist Raymond Dijkstra, Bhaavitaah Bhuutasthah, lends direction to Dijkstras studio of the same title and frames reference to the cross-confusion of linguistics in modern society. For the past 30 years, Dijkstras output has been varied yet consistent, compiling dozens of self-released albums in which he takes away the focus from the ideas behind completed musical forms, and redirects these thoughts into the hand-made process of its creation. Utilizing his designated space, Dijkstra composed his recent efforts using his newly embraced medium of electronic synthesis, fusing this with his abstract system of sound reproduction using degenerated tape, natural acoustic phenomena and random percussive patterns. Thematically, “Rückkopplung” attributes this idea of feedback loops within language. The idea of how certain languages lose sight of their original roots and after centuries of words being spoken into themselves, words become foreign recreations of their original place. As a whole, the inspiration behind Rückkopplung situates itself within the coincidentally bizarre true story in which Dijkstra experienced, as told by Dijkstra himself:

“I was selling a table harmonium. One day, I got a message from a young man who wanted to buy it. His grandmother had recently died and he wanted to play the harmonium on her funeral two days later. I sent him my address and the following day I met him at my home. He acted somewhat confused because he had just, in front of my doorstep, received a somewhat unsettling message from his mother about his grandmother...and my house. Since the man had told his mother he would buy an instrument at my address (an old 1924 art deco house which had seen better times due to poor (no) maintenance), she wrote him a message informing him that his grandmother had lived right there, in exactly the same house for over 20 years. They were the previous tenants just before I came to live there. He told me the name of his grandmother was Faber. I knew then that the story was correct. I remember having received mail from the previous tenants the first year in my new house. The name was Faber. And I knew an old man had died there. That was about 25 years ago. The young man and I were both speechless. We realized the strangeness of the whole situation. The young man was somehow led to my house. The same house where his grandmother had lived an important time in her life. And where her husband had died, the year before I came there. We talked about his grandmother and I told him something about the house. He would later send me a photo of his grandparents and his mother and father, sitting in my current living room. A strange timeprint of something which had happened a few decades ago, in my house. The next day he would play the harmonium on the funeral of his grandmother. The same harmonium he had bought at the house where his grandmother had lived.” Edition of 65." - Robert & Leopold.

Artist: AUREILA SMITH, KAITLYN & SUZANNE CIANI
Title: FRKWAYS vol. 13 - Sunergy
Format: CD
Label: Rvng International
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Sunergy brings together synthesists Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Suzanne Ciani for the thirteenth installment of FRKWYS, RVNG Intl.s intergenerational collaboration series. For this edition, a panorama of the Pacific Coast provides the place and head space for a musical appreciation and consideration of a life-giving form vast and volatile with change. Fortuitously (as is the freaky way), Smith and Ciani were discovered to be neighbors in the small coastal community of Bolinas, California. The two had become close friends, bonding over their experience as woman musicians and, more unusually, their shared passion for the Buchla synthesizer. The music of Sunergy embraces this kinship, with Ciani and Smith respectively performing on the Buchla 200 E and the Buchla Music Easel, two modern configurations of the innovative instrument developed in the 60s by Don Buchla.

Sunergy was recorded in the Bolinas home where Ciani has lived for the last twenty-four years. Her living room overlooks the Pacific Ocean from a cliffside perch, creating an idyllic, inspired setting for music making. Setting up their synths side-by-side, Ciani and Smith took turns keeping time and freely improvising for the album sessions. As a complete piece, Sunergy is shaped by slow, pulsing forms and sinuous, melodic sequences that conjure both an oceanic world and the unlimited sound made possible by modular processing.

For her part, Ciani has long been a Buchla voyager. Suzanne proselytized the live performance potential of Dons synthesizer in the 60s and 70s, a document of which was uncovered in the improvised live recordings of Buchla Concerts 1975, recently released by Finders Keepers. After pioneering commercial sound design for Madison Avenue (including the ubiquitous Coca-Cola “Pop n Pour” sound effect), Ciani was able to finance her debut album Seven Waves, a suite of original compositions orchestrated electronically and connected by Buchla-designed ocean sounds, and start her uniformly spirited label, Seventh Wave. Since its 1982 release, Seven Waves has become an important chapter of the ambient canon within which contemporary artists like Smith have developed their own synth syntax. Smith was born just a few years after the appearance of Seven Waves, growing up in Orcas Island, Washington. A place of profound natural beauty, the islands would inform Tides, her first instrumental collection from 2014. Smith composed Tides as an accompaniment for Yoga classes, ultimately freeing her from conventional songwriting into the exploratory, synth-based compositions demonstrated in ecstatic variety on 2016s Ears.

Despite the serene setting where Sunergy was realized, the album does not romanticize a complete oneness with nature. Smith and Ciani use their collaborative ground to reflect on the unstable forces at play across the Bolinas horizon. Sunergy takes stock of Bolinas in the 21st century, a once-thriving artists refuge now vulnerable to real estate pressure extending from affluent San Francisco, and more irreparably, the specter of climate change erasing its many waterfront habitats.

A diametric dynamic is present in Sunergy; a somber meditation amidst the intense cultural and solar forces transforming the landscape, and a hopeful assertion of the surviving creative culture of Bolinas. Far from rehashing the gentle grace of the artists seminal works, Sunergy instead seeks to awaken and bear witness, employing the Buchla waveforms to mirror the infinite rhythms of the ocean and our essential relationship to it.

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Suzanne Cianis Sunergy will be released on September 16, 2016 on LP, CD, and digital formats. An accompanying documentary by Sean Hellfritsch will be offered in tandem." - Rvng International.

Artist: AUREILA SMITH, KAITLYN & SUZANNE CIANI
Title: FRKWYS vol. 13 - Sunergy
Format: LP
Label: Rvng International
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Sunergy brings together synthesists Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Suzanne Ciani for the thirteenth installment of FRKWYS, RVNG Intl.s intergenerational collaboration series. For this edition, a panorama of the Pacific Coast provides the place and head space for a musical appreciation and consideration of a life-giving form vast and volatile with change. Fortuitously (as is the freaky way), Smith and Ciani were discovered to be neighbors in the small coastal community of Bolinas, California. The two had become close friends, bonding over their experience as woman musicians and, more unusually, their shared passion for the Buchla synthesizer. The music of Sunergy embraces this kinship, with Ciani and Smith respectively performing on the Buchla 200 E and the Buchla Music Easel, two modern configurations of the innovative instrument developed in the 60s by Don Buchla.

Sunergy was recorded in the Bolinas home where Ciani has lived for the last twenty-four years. Her living room overlooks the Pacific Ocean from a cliffside perch, creating an idyllic, inspired setting for music making. Setting up their synths side-by-side, Ciani and Smith took turns keeping time and freely improvising for the album sessions. As a complete piece, Sunergy is shaped by slow, pulsing forms and sinuous, melodic sequences that conjure both an oceanic world and the unlimited sound made possible by modular processing.

For her part, Ciani has long been a Buchla voyager. Suzanne proselytized the live performance potential of Dons synthesizer in the 60s and 70s, a document of which was uncovered in the improvised live recordings of Buchla Concerts 1975, recently released by Finders Keepers. After pioneering commercial sound design for Madison Avenue (including the ubiquitous Coca-Cola “Pop n Pour” sound effect), Ciani was able to finance her debut album Seven Waves, a suite of original compositions orchestrated electronically and connected by Buchla-designed ocean sounds, and start her uniformly spirited label, Seventh Wave. Since its 1982 release, Seven Waves has become an important chapter of the ambient canon within which contemporary artists like Smith have developed their own synth syntax. Smith was born just a few years after the appearance of Seven Waves, growing up in Orcas Island, Washington. A place of profound natural beauty, the islands would inform Tides, her first instrumental collection from 2014. Smith composed Tides as an accompaniment for Yoga classes, ultimately freeing her from conventional songwriting into the exploratory, synth-based compositions demonstrated in ecstatic variety on 2016s Ears.

Despite the serene setting where Sunergy was realized, the album does not romanticize a complete oneness with nature. Smith and Ciani use their collaborative ground to reflect on the unstable forces at play across the Bolinas horizon. Sunergy takes stock of Bolinas in the 21st century, a once-thriving artists refuge now vulnerable to real estate pressure extending from affluent San Francisco, and more irreparably, the specter of climate change erasing its many waterfront habitats.

A diametric dynamic is present in Sunergy; a somber meditation amidst the intense cultural and solar forces transforming the landscape, and a hopeful assertion of the surviving creative culture of Bolinas. Far from rehashing the gentle grace of the artists seminal works, Sunergy instead seeks to awaken and bear witness, employing the Buchla waveforms to mirror the infinite rhythms of the ocean and our essential relationship to it.

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Suzanne Cianis Sunergy will be released on September 16, 2016 on LP, CD, and digital formats. An accompanying documentary by Sean Hellfritsch will be offered in tandem." - Rvng International.

Artist: HOMLER, ANNA AND STEVE MOSHIER
Title: Breadwoman & Other Tales
Format: LP
Label: Rvng International
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Breadwoman & Other Tales are the collected recordings of a language arising. It is the sound and document of Anna Homler divining speech, lyrical fragments, and melody for music composed, mixed, and engineered by Steve Moshier.

Its 1982 and Anna is driving an ocean blue classic Cadillac to meet renowned poet and playwright Deena Metzger in Topanga Canyon, Los Angeles. Passing a non-descript desert patch where tall wheat and mustard flowers grow, Anna opens her mouth and sings in a salient stream of rhythmic, melodic sound. Breadwoman is born, but not by immaculate conception. For Homler, performance art had recently become “a form big enough to contain everything happening” during her studies with Rachel Rosenthal at Otis College of Art and Design. As this performative freedom fed into the enchanted vocalese, the character of Breadwoman emerged.

Homler tread the same multi-disciplinary waters where Steve Moshier and the Cartesian Reunion Memorial Orchestra (CRMO), a communal avant-garde urban chamber music ensemble formed in LA in 1979, floated. When their currents connected, it was clear Homler and Moshier were kin, crossing genres through intensely physical de-significations of music: quasi-theatrical, fully mythic, ritualistic performances.

Instead of confining Anna as “a vocalist,” Moshier recognized Annas voice as a sonic element. To accomplish the recordings of this collection, Moshier chose the least song-like material from Homlers handheld cassette transcriptions and composed music considerately. Anna would then record chants and song variations which Steve would tweak for final touches through his arsenal of analog equipment.

Although Breadwoman stands outside of time, she is is rich in the ingredients of 1980s Los Angeles performance art, renegade DIY punk, gallery culture, galvanized jazz, underground cassette-trading culture, drag extravaganzas, and esoteric meaning-making mysticism.

Breadwoman is a storyteller — shes so very old shes turned into bread. Breadwoman says: If you dont try to understand, you will. She is the voice, and the voice is cosmic realitys musicality. Through Breadwoman & Other Tales, we hear material meet mythos.

Anna Homler and Steve Moshiers Breadwoman & Other Tales is available now on LP, CD, and digital formats. Extensive liner notes and artist interviews were overseen by Andrew Choate. The collection was assembled by RVNG, Anna Homler, and Steve Moshier, who both continue making music to this day." - Rvng Interntaional.

Artist: HOMLER, ANNA AND STEVE MOSHIER
Title: Breadwoman & Other Tales
Format: CD
Label: Rvng International
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Breadwoman & Other Tales are the collected recordings of a language arising. It is the sound and document of Anna Homler divining speech, lyrical fragments, and melody for music composed, mixed, and engineered by Steve Moshier.

Its 1982 and Anna is driving an ocean blue classic Cadillac to meet renowned poet and playwright Deena Metzger in Topanga Canyon, Los Angeles. Passing a non-descript desert patch where tall wheat and mustard flowers grow, Anna opens her mouth and sings in a salient stream of rhythmic, melodic sound. Breadwoman is born, but not by immaculate conception. For Homler, performance art had recently become “a form big enough to contain everything happening” during her studies with Rachel Rosenthal at Otis College of Art and Design. As this performative freedom fed into the enchanted vocalese, the character of Breadwoman emerged.

Homler tread the same multi-disciplinary waters where Steve Moshier and the Cartesian Reunion Memorial Orchestra (CRMO), a communal avant-garde urban chamber music ensemble formed in LA in 1979, floated. When their currents connected, it was clear Homler and Moshier were kin, crossing genres through intensely physical de-significations of music: quasi-theatrical, fully mythic, ritualistic performances.

Instead of confining Anna as “a vocalist,” Moshier recognized Annas voice as a sonic element. To accomplish the recordings of this collection, Moshier chose the least song-like material from Homlers handheld cassette transcriptions and composed music considerately. Anna would then record chants and song variations which Steve would tweak for final touches through his arsenal of analog equipment.

Although Breadwoman stands outside of time, she is is rich in the ingredients of 1980s Los Angeles performance art, renegade DIY punk, gallery culture, galvanized jazz, underground cassette-trading culture, drag extravaganzas, and esoteric meaning-making mysticism.

Breadwoman is a storyteller — shes so very old shes turned into bread. Breadwoman says: If you dont try to understand, you will. She is the voice, and the voice is cosmic realitys musicality. Through Breadwoman & Other Tales, we hear material meet mythos.

Anna Homler and Steve Moshiers Breadwoman & Other Tales is available now on LP, CD, and digital formats. Extensive liner notes and artist interviews were overseen by Andrew Choate. The collection was assembled by RVNG, Anna Homler, and Steve Moshier, who both continue making music to this day." - Rvng Interntaional.

Artist: LOWE, ROBERT AIKI AUBREY & ARIEL KALMA
Title: FRKWYS Vol. 12: We Know Each Other Somehow
Format: CD + DVD
Label: Rvng International
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"We Know Each Other Somehow is the twelfth volume of FRKWYS, the music, film, and event series celebrating intergenerational collaboration. For this installment, RVNG Intl. offers a collection of original compositions by Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe and Ariel Kalma.

Recorded just outside of Mullimbimby, a remote community on the eastern Australian coast, We Know Each Other Somehow pairs two electronic synth voyagers for six extended evocations of environmental ambience and entrancing naturalism.

In the four decades since Ariel Kalmas debut album, the privately pressed Le Temps des Moissons, the French-born musician has circulated corners of culture now legend: intrepid excursions as a spiritual explorer through India and New York in the 1970s, a studio staff position at the Groupe de Researches Musicales (Pierre Henrys famous musique-concrète laboratory at INA studios), and training with music / mind / meditation institute Arica. The genesis of this FRKWYS collaboration was inspired in part by Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowes first release under his own name, the widely regarded full-length Timon Irnok Manta, released for Type in 2012. The album paired two strobing, drone-oriented pieces in an uncategorizable combine of ambient synthesizer-music and pulsing rhythms. Lowe also performs his vocal-based compositions as Lichens and is a frequent collaborator with Om and Nurse With Wound.

Chance travel landed Lowe and Kalma in San Francisco at the same time shortly after the collaboration idea was seeded. Upon meeting, Kalma was endeared by Lowes unique set-up, a portable modular synth unit housed in a vintage luggage case. Kalma recalled his own adventures when he traveled with just a Revox tape-delay machine and saxophone.

Plans were soon settled to record in Kalmas home studio in Main Arm around Lowes serendipitous Australian tour dates with Om. The pastoral life that Kalma had settled into eons earlier vastly informed the character of the recording. Similarly mined by Ariel Kalma in his 1978 album Osmose, itself a collaboration with sculptor Richard Tinti, field recordings are embraced throughout We Know Each Other Somehow as a key harmonic and timbral element with which to adorn.

Described by Lowe in the liner notes as the “collective voice,” these birdsongs, creeks, tributaries and other ambient sonics of Main Arm appear throughout the album in processed and pure form. Wind instruments and signal sources are modulated, modified and sustained ad infinitum, cohering the choir of mother earth with the collaborators own.

We Know Each Other Somehow is accompanied by a feature length exploratory documentary based on the collaboration. Titled Sunshine Soup and directed by multitalented designers / artists Misha Hollenbach and Johann Rashid, the non-linear film is keyed to the outer-boundary music created by Lowe and Kalma.

Hollenbach and Rashid captured extensive footage surrounding the recording of We Know Each Other Somehow. Using handheld HD and 8 mm cameras, they later processed the images with a Fairlight Computer Video Instrument (CVI). With its responsive, meditative perspectives and refracted, sun-bleached compositions, Sunshine Soup becomes the visual companion to the transformative musical principles explored throughout the collaborative album.

Following up his 2014 archival collection An Evolutionary Music (Original Recordings 1972 – 1979), Kalma found an ideal collaborator in Lowe and an ideal opportunity to innovate in the field of modularly synthesized electronic music which he helped pioneer. Voyaging along parallel paths until now, We Know Each Other Somehow shows these artists summoning another world in an otherworldly part of the planet, merging the collective voice with their own.

Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe and Ariel Kalmas We Know Each Other Somehow and Sunshine Soup will be released on April 13 (UK) and April 14 (US / ROW) on 2xLP / DVD, CD / DVD and digital formats. By virtue of its own merits, the film will screen independently at festivals throughout 2015." - Rvng International.

Artist: LOWE, ROBERT AIKI AUBREY & ARIEL KALMA
Title: FRKWYS Vol. 12: We Know Each Other Somehow
Format: Double LP + DVD
Label: Rvng International
Country: USA
Price: $27.00
"We Know Each Other Somehow is the twelfth volume of FRKWYS, the music, film, and event series celebrating intergenerational collaboration. For this installment, RVNG Intl. offers a collection of original compositions by Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe and Ariel Kalma.

Recorded just outside of Mullimbimby, a remote community on the eastern Australian coast, We Know Each Other Somehow pairs two electronic synth voyagers for six extended evocations of environmental ambience and entrancing naturalism.

In the four decades since Ariel Kalmas debut album, the privately pressed Le Temps des Moissons, the French-born musician has circulated corners of culture now legend: intrepid excursions as a spiritual explorer through India and New York in the 1970s, a studio staff position at the Groupe de Researches Musicales (Pierre Henrys famous musique-concrète laboratory at INA studios), and training with music / mind / meditation institute Arica. The genesis of this FRKWYS collaboration was inspired in part by Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowes first release under his own name, the widely regarded full-length Timon Irnok Manta, released for Type in 2012. The album paired two strobing, drone-oriented pieces in an uncategorizable combine of ambient synthesizer-music and pulsing rhythms. Lowe also performs his vocal-based compositions as Lichens and is a frequent collaborator with Om and Nurse With Wound.

Chance travel landed Lowe and Kalma in San Francisco at the same time shortly after the collaboration idea was seeded. Upon meeting, Kalma was endeared by Lowes unique set-up, a portable modular synth unit housed in a vintage luggage case. Kalma recalled his own adventures when he traveled with just a Revox tape-delay machine and saxophone.

Plans were soon settled to record in Kalmas home studio in Main Arm around Lowes serendipitous Australian tour dates with Om. The pastoral life that Kalma had settled into eons earlier vastly informed the character of the recording. Similarly mined by Ariel Kalma in his 1978 album Osmose, itself a collaboration with sculptor Richard Tinti, field recordings are embraced throughout We Know Each Other Somehow as a key harmonic and timbral element with which to adorn.

Described by Lowe in the liner notes as the “collective voice,” these birdsongs, creeks, tributaries and other ambient sonics of Main Arm appear throughout the album in processed and pure form. Wind instruments and signal sources are modulated, modified and sustained ad infinitum, cohering the choir of mother earth with the collaborators own.

We Know Each Other Somehow is accompanied by a feature length exploratory documentary based on the collaboration. Titled Sunshine Soup and directed by multitalented designers / artists Misha Hollenbach and Johann Rashid, the non-linear film is keyed to the outer-boundary music created by Lowe and Kalma.

Hollenbach and Rashid captured extensive footage surrounding the recording of We Know Each Other Somehow. Using handheld HD and 8 mm cameras, they later processed the images with a Fairlight Computer Video Instrument (CVI). With its responsive, meditative perspectives and refracted, sun-bleached compositions, Sunshine Soup becomes the visual companion to the transformative musical principles explored throughout the collaborative album.

Following up his 2014 archival collection An Evolutionary Music (Original Recordings 1972 – 1979), Kalma found an ideal collaborator in Lowe and an ideal opportunity to innovate in the field of modularly synthesized electronic music which he helped pioneer. Voyaging along parallel paths until now, We Know Each Other Somehow shows these artists summoning another world in an otherworldly part of the planet, merging the collective voice with their own.

Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe and Ariel Kalmas We Know Each Other Somehow and Sunshine Soup will be released on April 13 (UK) and April 14 (US / ROW) on 2xLP / DVD, CD / DVD and digital formats. By virtue of its own merits, the film will screen independently at festivals throughout 2015." - Rvng International.

Artist: SAVANT
Title: Artificial Dance
Format: Double LP
Label: Rvng International
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"The story of electronic music pioneer Kerry Leimer continues with a focus on his auteurist studio project Savant.

Compiling the standalone album, 1983s The Neo Realist (At Risk), with Savants debut 12″ and a grip of compilation and unreleased tracks, Artificial Dance documents Leimers complete collaborative venture into the unpredictable realities of music, exploring the gulf between what is expected by its creators and what is eventually – and eternally – committed to tape. Savant was designed by Leimer to tap into entropic truths, asserting an uncaged counterpart to the loop-based minimalism he produced in isolation (recently surveyed on RVNG Intl.s A Period of Review (1975-1983)). Aligning himself with the Cage-ean principles of chance operations and musical contingency, Savant was a band sans jam. Allegorically, a blindfolded collaboration whose happenstance source music Leimer would sample, loop and sculpt at will.

Leimer was creatively autonomous to the point of being a persona absentia in Seattles 80s rock scene. Unconcerned by social status, Leimer enlisted musicians from experimental and post-punk groups in the area to come record as Savant at his home studio, Tactical. Among them were ambient composer Marc Barreca, John Foster (founder of Op Magazine – the experimental music publication), Jim and David Keller of the New Flamingos, and their bandmate Alex Petit. Others, like Roy Finch and Dennis Rea, came from a similar orbit. Even with these musicians at his beck and call, Leimer implemented a disarming musical strategy. Savant would have no fixed line up and often musicians would be asked to play instruments far outside their forté. Leimer would however give loose rhythmic direction for the musicians to develop spontaneously against click-tracks. When the performance locked in with Leimer listening at the controls, hed capture it to tape. These moments became the soul of Savant and the combustive elements that would variegate its timbres.

Savant tonally operates in a space between This Heats dark primitivism and the found sound collage of Brian Eno & David Byrnes My Life in the Bush of Ghosts. These analogies are simply stylistic, as the narrative behind The Neo-Realists production makes clear Leimer was concocting via more alchemic means, avoiding genre aspirations by looking for accidental moments of musical intrigue and discovery. Leimer explains this process in the collections liner notes: “I was looking for flaws, for faults to act as the stand-out features of the music.”

Far from a provisional stab at avant-garde sensibilities, Savant represents Leimers repudiation of ambient musics passive side. Artificial Dance embodies a perfectionists family portrait of outré musicians conforming to Leimers nonconformist musical ethos. Fitting for its name, Leimer created conditions for asocial brilliance with Savant, materializing an outward offering from an inward studio and a collaboration of audacious invention.

Savants Artificial Dance is available now as double LP set, CD, and digitally. Extensive liner notes and artist interviews were overseen by Aaron Leitko. The collection was assembled by RVNG and K. Leimer, who continues making music to this day." - Rvng International.
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Artist: SAVANT
Title: Artificial Dance
Format: CD
Label: Rvng International
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"The story of electronic music pioneer Kerry Leimer continues with a focus on his auteurist studio project Savant.

Compiling the standalone album, 1983s The Neo Realist (At Risk), with Savants debut 12″ and a grip of compilation and unreleased tracks, Artificial Dance documents Leimers complete collaborative venture into the unpredictable realities of music, exploring the gulf between what is expected by its creators and what is eventually – and eternally – committed to tape. Savant was designed by Leimer to tap into entropic truths, asserting an uncaged counterpart to the loop-based minimalism he produced in isolation (recently surveyed on RVNG Intl.s A Period of Review (1975-1983)). Aligning himself with the Cage-ean principles of chance operations and musical contingency, Savant was a band sans jam. Allegorically, a blindfolded collaboration whose happenstance source music Leimer would sample, loop and sculpt at will.

Leimer was creatively autonomous to the point of being a persona absentia in Seattles 80s rock scene. Unconcerned by social status, Leimer enlisted musicians from experimental and post-punk groups in the area to come record as Savant at his home studio, Tactical. Among them were ambient composer Marc Barreca, John Foster (founder of Op Magazine – the experimental music publication), Jim and David Keller of the New Flamingos, and their bandmate Alex Petit. Others, like Roy Finch and Dennis Rea, came from a similar orbit. Even with these musicians at his beck and call, Leimer implemented a disarming musical strategy. Savant would have no fixed line up and often musicians would be asked to play instruments far outside their forté. Leimer would however give loose rhythmic direction for the musicians to develop spontaneously against click-tracks. When the performance locked in with Leimer listening at the controls, hed capture it to tape. These moments became the soul of Savant and the combustive elements that would variegate its timbres.

Savant tonally operates in a space between This Heats dark primitivism and the found sound collage of Brian Eno & David Byrnes My Life in the Bush of Ghosts. These analogies are simply stylistic, as the narrative behind The Neo-Realists production makes clear Leimer was concocting via more alchemic means, avoiding genre aspirations by looking for accidental moments of musical intrigue and discovery. Leimer explains this process in the collections liner notes: “I was looking for flaws, for faults to act as the stand-out features of the music.”

Far from a provisional stab at avant-garde sensibilities, Savant represents Leimers repudiation of ambient musics passive side. Artificial Dance embodies a perfectionists family portrait of outré musicians conforming to Leimers nonconformist musical ethos. Fitting for its name, Leimer created conditions for asocial brilliance with Savant, materializing an outward offering from an inward studio and a collaboration of audacious invention.

Savants Artificial Dance is available now as double LP set, CD, and digitally. Extensive liner notes and artist interviews were overseen by Aaron Leitko. The collection was assembled by RVNG and K. Leimer, who continues making music to this day." - Rvng International.

Artist: SYRINX
Title: Tumblers From The Vault
Format: Triple LP
Label: Rvng International
Country: USA
Price: $34.00
"The two instrumental albums that Syrinx issued in the early 1970s sound little like the psychedelic music prevailing Torontos rock venues at the time, and are even further removed from the electronic tape experimentations spooled by a younger John Mills-Cockell.

Instead, the path of Syrinx whimsically veers away from the dominant mode of 70s subculture, charting surprising commercial success. Tumblers From The Vault presents their entire recorded legacy, reviving the story of Syrinx and sharing their memorable, mind-bending melodies.

The musicians behind Syrinx were composer and keyboardist John Mills-Cockell, saxophonist Doug Pringle, and percussionist Alan Wells. All three were young veterans of the Toronto creative scene by the beginning of 1970. LSD played a supporting role in their artistic pursuits, but equal guidance also came from Mills-Cockells studies at the University of Toronto and Royal Conservatory of Music, where he established an ad-hoc, DIY electronic music course in the schools basement.

Before long, Mills-Cockell was an accomplished young composer and an important conspirator in Intersystems, a rogue, multimedia ensemble that intersected heterogenous artists and musicians via the Toronto underground. In this freeform environment, Mills-Cockells compositions found alert ears, among them his primary collaborator Doug Pringle, a wily wind player, and producer Felix Pappalardi, whose credits include Creams Disraeli Gears and who helped John land an album deal with True North Columbia.

After Intersystems dissolution, Mills-Cockell journeyed to Canadas west coast to work on an album of original synth-based compositions using his multi-suitcase Moog as the primary instrument. Pringle was enlisted to color outside the musics already adventurous lines, his sinuous, signal-processed saxophone adding another electrifying voice to Syrinxs signature sound. A sound that hybridized chamber music dynamics with wild, yet tuneful electronic melodicism. With Alan Wells understated percussion rolled into the fold, what started as a solo venture for Mills-Cockell became a new kind of collective.

From these coastal sessions were conjured exemplary pieces like “Journey Tree” and “Hollywood Dream Trip,” both plaintive and serene expressions of Mills-Cockells economical arrangements, and also Syrinxs restrained and expert use of their electronic resources. “Hollywood Dream Trip” alone presents a theme so memorable and melancholic that it calls to mind Erik Satie, John Cages early piano works, and the cinematic power of Golden Age soundtrack music. Syrinxs self-titled debut arrived in 1970, followed in 1971 by Long Lost Relatives, which is highlighted as the first album on Tumblers From The Vault.

Between the two albums, Syrinx became a vital part of the Toronto music scene, with Doug Pringles loft serving as the central node for impromptu performances and the groups collaborative activities. Syrinx also started receiving high profile work, first for television, film, and dance, and then for orchestra. One commission culminated commercially in “Tillicum”, the unforgettable theme music for pioneering reality television show Here Come the Seventies. As a standalone single, “Tillicum” would climb to #38 on Canadas RPM charts. The most eventful assignment came from the Toronto Repertory Ensembles conductor and composer Milton Barnes, whose solicitation inspired the powerful orchestral suite Stringspace.

The studio version of Stringspace for Long Lost Relatives is a near faithful version to the live performance, the Toronto Repertory Ensemble offering the same sweeping, deeply engrossing symphonic support. (An original live version also appears on Tumblers from the Vault on the third LP, along with other rare and alternate Syrinx gems). “Tillicum” also appears on Long Lost Relatives, a nod to the groups new visibility, and perhaps an assertion that Syrinx was part of the trailblazing new world that their television theme song signaled.

Syrinxs music is more than a faded strain in Canadas consciousness, but has never expanded universally. One modest task of Tumblers from the Vault is to reinstate Syrinx to their place in the wider canon of groundbreaking music so their story can be appreciated beyond the limits of Canadian notoriety. Another task is to simply have this music heard again, which is an endeavor made less difficult by the fact that the most defining quality of Syrinxs music is its timelessness and agency.

Unlike so many turn of the 60s experiments fusing rock and pop music language with new technology, Syrinx was never excessive in expressing their vision of what electronic music could offer. Instead, they blended these sounds in a holistic way, allowing the acoustic and electronic textures to create one organic voice. They opted to foreground the lyrical and poetic content of their compositions rather than their innovative techniques.

Its a tribute to John Mills-Cockells compositions, and his comrades Doug Pringle and Alan Wells, that the tangential path of Syrinx remains as present, exploratory and inviting as ever.

Syrinxs Tumblers From The Vault will be released on October 14, 2016 in digital format and October 28, 2016 as a triple LP set and double CD. An accompanying documentary about Syrinx by artist and filmmaker Zoe Kirk-Gushowaty will screen selectively." - Rvng International.

Artist: SYRINX
Title: Tumblers From The Vault
Format: Double CD
Label: Rvng International
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"The two instrumental albums that Syrinx issued in the early 1970s sound little like the psychedelic music prevailing Torontos rock venues at the time, and are even further removed from the electronic tape experimentations spooled by a younger John Mills-Cockell.

Instead, the path of Syrinx whimsically veers away from the dominant mode of 70s subculture, charting surprising commercial success. Tumblers From The Vault presents their entire recorded legacy, reviving the story of Syrinx and sharing their memorable, mind-bending melodies.

The musicians behind Syrinx were composer and keyboardist John Mills-Cockell, saxophonist Doug Pringle, and percussionist Alan Wells. All three were young veterans of the Toronto creative scene by the beginning of 1970. LSD played a supporting role in their artistic pursuits, but equal guidance also came from Mills-Cockells studies at the University of Toronto and Royal Conservatory of Music, where he established an ad-hoc, DIY electronic music course in the schools basement.

Before long, Mills-Cockell was an accomplished young composer and an important conspirator in Intersystems, a rogue, multimedia ensemble that intersected heterogenous artists and musicians via the Toronto underground. In this freeform environment, Mills-Cockells compositions found alert ears, among them his primary collaborator Doug Pringle, a wily wind player, and producer Felix Pappalardi, whose credits include Creams Disraeli Gears and who helped John land an album deal with True North Columbia.

After Intersystems dissolution, Mills-Cockell journeyed to Canadas west coast to work on an album of original synth-based compositions using his multi-suitcase Moog as the primary instrument. Pringle was enlisted to color outside the musics already adventurous lines, his sinuous, signal-processed saxophone adding another electrifying voice to Syrinxs signature sound. A sound that hybridized chamber music dynamics with wild, yet tuneful electronic melodicism. With Alan Wells understated percussion rolled into the fold, what started as a solo venture for Mills-Cockell became a new kind of collective.

From these coastal sessions were conjured exemplary pieces like “Journey Tree” and “Hollywood Dream Trip,” both plaintive and serene expressions of Mills-Cockells economical arrangements, and also Syrinxs restrained and expert use of their electronic resources. “Hollywood Dream Trip” alone presents a theme so memorable and melancholic that it calls to mind Erik Satie, John Cages early piano works, and the cinematic power of Golden Age soundtrack music. Syrinxs self-titled debut arrived in 1970, followed in 1971 by Long Lost Relatives, which is highlighted as the first album on Tumblers From The Vault.

Between the two albums, Syrinx became a vital part of the Toronto music scene, with Doug Pringles loft serving as the central node for impromptu performances and the groups collaborative activities. Syrinx also started receiving high profile work, first for television, film, and dance, and then for orchestra. One commission culminated commercially in “Tillicum”, the unforgettable theme music for pioneering reality television show Here Come the Seventies. As a standalone single, “Tillicum” would climb to #38 on Canadas RPM charts. The most eventful assignment came from the Toronto Repertory Ensembles conductor and composer Milton Barnes, whose solicitation inspired the powerful orchestral suite Stringspace.

The studio version of Stringspace for Long Lost Relatives is a near faithful version to the live performance, the Toronto Repertory Ensemble offering the same sweeping, deeply engrossing symphonic support. (An original live version also appears on Tumblers from the Vault on the third LP, along with other rare and alternate Syrinx gems). “Tillicum” also appears on Long Lost Relatives, a nod to the groups new visibility, and perhaps an assertion that Syrinx was part of the trailblazing new world that their television theme song signaled.

Syrinxs music is more than a faded strain in Canadas consciousness, but has never expanded universally. One modest task of Tumblers from the Vault is to reinstate Syrinx to their place in the wider canon of groundbreaking music so their story can be appreciated beyond the limits of Canadian notoriety. Another task is to simply have this music heard again, which is an endeavor made less difficult by the fact that the most defining quality of Syrinxs music is its timelessness and agency.

Unlike so many turn of the 60s experiments fusing rock and pop music language with new technology, Syrinx was never excessive in expressing their vision of what electronic music could offer. Instead, they blended these sounds in a holistic way, allowing the acoustic and electronic textures to create one organic voice. They opted to foreground the lyrical and poetic content of their compositions rather than their innovative techniques.

Its a tribute to John Mills-Cockells compositions, and his comrades Doug Pringle and Alan Wells, that the tangential path of Syrinx remains as present, exploratory and inviting as ever.

Syrinxs Tumblers From The Vault will be released on October 14, 2016 in digital format and October 28, 2016 as a triple LP set and double CD. An accompanying documentary about Syrinx by artist and filmmaker Zoe Kirk-Gushowaty will screen selectively." - Rvng International.

Artist: V/A
Title: The Enlightening Beam of Bobby Brown
Format: Cass + Booklet
Label: Rvng International
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Bobby Brown exists beyond being. Bobbys documented music covers a dynamic emotional and spiritual terrain, his vocals, ever prominent, traverse six octaves of sound. Bobbys understanding of — and unbending faith — in physics and technology manifest in unbelievable instrumental and intellectual innovations. Bobbys dedication to the fundaments of peace and love radiate across time and space.

Operating at the fringe of the early 70s psychedelic and folk spheres, his 1972 self-funded and released debut album, The Enlightening Beam of Axonda, demonstrates the many cosmic qualities of Bobby Brown. Beyond Bobbys voice and message, the most beguiling aspect of Enlightening is “The Universal One Man Orchestra,” a 311 stringed instrument implementing aspects of the Irish harp, koto, sitar, thumb piano, dulcimer, drums and flute and “designed to be as small as possible and placed on racks so as to be be played from one spot.”

Bobbys description of the instrument (“primitive, contemporary, and futuristic”) may also serve as a description of the album itself. At once an intimate invocation and a universal journey of earthly and otherworldly proportions, the album ruminates on the vacillating cultural climate of its time and a prayer for a more peaceful place and existence, Axonda. The following two albums, Live, which was performed solely to his dog Mom and recorded after Bobby opened in concert for Fleetwood Mac 1978, and 1982s Prayers of a One Man Band, which added hints of popular flavor with a more outward social commentary and comedy, continue along Browns illuminated path, spinning tales of his spiritual home in Hawaii, of love, and of total religious unity.

Almost thirty years later, Bobby and RVNGs Matt Werth struck up a friendship on the back of an e-mail introduction from Douglas Mcgowan of Yoga Records. After years of correspondence, Bobby and Matt revisited some of the many stories theyve exchanged at the Berkeley Art Museum on an invitation from David Wilson to participate in a multi-dimensional residency, The Possible. Bay Area artists Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Austin Cesear complimented the discussion with new musical interpretations of Bobbys work. A recording of Smith and Cesears performances alongside Bobby and Matts talk and a compassionate array of photos taken by Aubrey Trinnaman have been collected as a limited cassette and art book edition available now from RVNG Intl.." - Rvng International.

Artist: KUIVILA, RON
Title: Blurred Genres
Format: Cass
Label: Slowscan
Country: Netherlands
Price: $24.00
Very small stash of original printed boxes from the long out of print 1986 release found by Jan Slowscan in storage so he put together a few more of these w newly dubbed cassettes. "Blurred Genres is a cycle of pieces composed for the dance by Susan Foster. The pieces are all concerned with either just tuning systems or polyphony with complex (often times unpitched) timbres. Stylistically the first, third and fifth pieces are devoted to the sustained, unfolding sonorities only possible with electronic sound, while the others subject various musical conventions to stylistic abuse" - Ron Kuivila.

"Ron Kuivila is a sound artist and composer. He creates instruments of his own design for performances as well as installations. Kuivilas work challenges what one can hear simultaneously. He samples sounds from many different situations, and he is influenced by nature as well as artifice. Prior to receiving his 2008 Grants to Artists award, Kuivila had shown his sound installation work at MASS MoCA (1999-2007); V2 Organization, Holland (2000); and Donaueschinger Musiktage, Germany (2000); WDR Spring Festival, Germany (2002); DeCordova Museum, Massachusetts (2003-2004); and the Moyland Museum, Germany (2007); among others. He had also performed at BYOL Festival, Italy (2003); Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College (2004); Diapason Gallery, New York (2006); and the HFG Karlsruhe, Germany (2006)."

Artist: V/A
Title: Slowscan Vol. 5
Format: Cass
Label: Slowscan
Country: Netherlands
Price: $24.00
Very small stash of original printed boxes from the long out of print 1986 release found by Jan Slowscan in storage so he put together a few more of these w newly dubbed cassettes. "..anthology of Canadian and Swedish soundpoetry is a numbered edition of 300 copies. Packed in a paperboard case with attached 4-page booklet (side 4 is glued to the box)." Featuring Four Horsemen (bpNichol, Rafael Barreto-Rivera, Paul Dutton and Steve McCaffery) Susan Frykberg, Paul Dutton, Lars Gunnar Bodin, Arne Mellnäs and more, compiled by Jan van Toorn (side B) and Richard Truhlar (side A).

Artist: SPACEMEN 3
Title: For All The Fucked-Up Children Of This World
Format: CD
Label: Space Age
Country: UK
Price: $16.00
"First official CD release Spacemen 3s For All The Fucked-Up Children Of This World, first released as a bootleg record in 1995. The record consists of Spacemen 3s first ever recording session from 1984. The music itself sounds like a primitive version of what the group was to become; the dominating sound of the record is a slow, droning psychedelic blues performed with sparse instrumentation. A drum set is matched with a pair of distorted electric guitars, all of which provide a swirling foundation for Jason Pierces vocals. The albums liner notes replicated here are actually an early review of the band by Gary Boldie, where he contemplates the city of Rugby and finds it an odd source for this new sound, and he declares Spacemen 3 as the "all singing, all dancing answer to the problems of a grey 1985." Comes in six-panel fold-out card wallet." - Space Age.

Artist: SNICKERS
Title: On The Hi Fi Vol. 2
Format: 7"
Label: Stiumulus Progression
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"SNICKERS balances unsettling darkness against gentle textures and ties it together with cracked fuzz and warble. The first reference we could think of is the Residents -Eskimo in particular- but that still isnt enough to get one started as a listener. Each side is a medley of short compositions with Lynch-ian dream-like states presented as though it were recorded from a radio and stored under Laura Palmers bed for the last couple of decades. It seems to lean heavily on the musical aspects but does have some hushed and obscured vocals giving it an outsider pop edge.
The essence of Snickers is unplaceable. It has you searching for familiar comparisons that will never be easily satisfied. Its probably just better to let go and be swept into its world with this follow up to their debut, "On the HI-Fi." - Stimulus Progression.

"The music is super lo-fi, an avant, abstract, minimal murk pop, wreathed in TONS of FX, swaths of blurred reverb, a soft focus haze that renders the whole thing washed out and fantastically faded. It’s a druggy, woozy, downer melancholia with nods to Sparklehorse, Sentridoh, the Supreme Dicks, and other home brewed pop oddities, a crystalline collection of warble and waver that we’re digging a whole lot." - Aquarius. Forthcoming release on Siltbreeze.

Artist: SNICKERS
Title: On The Hi Fi Vol. 3
Format: Cass
Label: Stiumulus Progression
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
"The 3rd, and possibly best, installment of the critically acclaimed "On the Hi-Fi series.Pro-Dub, Pro-Print. Same program both sides. 11 minutes of new music. 100 copies!"

"Youve heard of the Music of Tomorrow? This is music for the day after tomorrow." -Chris Ryan. "Paleo-psych. Carl Sagan wouldve shit himself." -Tom Lax. "Sounds like it was recorded underwater and sent into submarines via broken transmitters." -Byron Coley. "The sonic equivalent of expired film in my Holga." -Richard Youngs. "A crystalline collection of warble and waver." -Andee Connors. "Sounds like a calliope a quarter mile away in high winds... clearly the product of an artist in their own domain." -Doug Mosurock. "I love it. You knew Id love it and you were right." -Kramer.

Artist: DAGUA, LENA
Title: Jardim Zoologico
Format: LP
Label: Strangelove
Country: Germany
Price: $15.00
"Strangelove present its first project, two songs from Lena Dagua, one of Portugals great musical acts of the early 1980s. Combining a siren presence and soaring vocals, alongside songwriter Luis Fonseca and backing band Atlântida, they released a series of records that wove through the avant-pop sensibilities of the time. Collected here are two of their more leftfield moments; "Jardim Zoologico" is a beguiling mix of new wave, post punk, and dub into a short sharp pop format. The calmer "Tao" takes Fonsecas keyboards towards more Eastern territories, conjuring up a dreamy synthesized new age vibe." - Strangelove.

Artist: DIE RADIERER
Title: Punk! Pest! Pop! Sammelband 1978-1984
Format: 4 CD Box
Label: Tapete
Country: Germany
Price: $58.00
"Three guiding principles of Die Radierer: 1. A band may originate from a provincial German town such as Limburg, but may still sound as great as DEVO; 2. Things become really interesting when one cannot tell when serious conceptual art starts and a childish wish to provoke ends; 3. Its always worth aiming to destroy the myth of "serious" rock music, or at least to die trying. Die Radierer ("The Erasers") were founded in 1978. This was a time when the domestic German new wave/post punk and "Schlager" music scenes collided and generated the German phenomenon of the so called Neue Deutsche Welle ("New German Wave"). Mostly relevant for the German-speaking countries, artists from that era that had their brief moment of fame internationally ranged from Trios "DaDaDa" to Nenas "99 Red Balloons". Die Radierer released their first single in 1980, in an era when many new opportunities opened up for young and enterprising musicians, or in case of Die Radierer, even for people strictly referring to themselves as serious "non-musicians"; Art school drop-outs with an attitude. The Radierers debut single, "Angriff Aufs Schlaraffenland", also proved to remain their most successful release. A heavy, yet thin beat, a childish melody, and a cheapo keyboard sound, accompanied by Dada-influenced lyrics, became to blueprint for the groups sound to come. The Punk! Pest! Pop! four-CD boxset contains the original three long players Eisbären & Zitronen (1981), In Hollywood (1983), and Gott Und Die Welt (1984), all originally released on the legendary ZickZack label, plus a fourth CD with 21 tracks ranging from singles, demos, plus some rarities. And, yes, there is a nice, detailed booklet included, but its only available in German." - Tapete.

Artist: AF URSIN
Title: Classement Vertical
Format: LP
Label: Ultra Eczema
Country: Belgium
Price: $23.00
Limited to 300 copies. "In any constellation: with In Camera (his duo with Christoph Heemann), Noise-Makers Fifes (A Belgian Audio-visual collective, active between 1989 and 2006), Elodie (his duo with Andrew Chalk), as a duo with Belgian percussionist Kris Vanderstraeten, in Nivritti Marga (with Frédérique Bruyas and Raymond Dijkstra), as a live member of N​urse ​W​ith ​W​ound​, and ​most ​recently with Sloow Tapes Bart De Paepe as Ilta Hämärä…​ ​Anything the Belgian​-​Finnish walking improv encyclopedia​ that is Timo ​van Luijk touches changes into ear​ ​candy! The kind of sugar the children of the revolution get out of bed for, ​whilst their parents are sleeping off their trips to other ​dimensions.
Af Ursin ​has been ​van Luijks solo moniker since around 1990. A personal venture​ ​inspired by the forest​ and ​nature, mountains of experimental music, and ​the ​instruments surrounding him ​at his rural Flanders​ base​. His multi​-​instrumentalist ​abilities are largely spread out on this odd addition to Af Ursins catalog​ue​. ​
Classement Vertical ​retains Af Ursin​s well-documented (primarily via van Luijks La Scie Doree​ imprint) ​palette of old and obscure instruments​: a sound that ​appears to have been recorded on top of an old clock, though ​in this instance time is indeed in a warp. ​The record commences with a side​-​long piece that slowly creeps ​from psychedelic free jazz​ to a big​ ​band​ sound, whilst the second side is split between a spatial slow dripper and a wild way to bury Dave Brubeck forever…" - Ultra Eczema.
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Artist: PIKACYU-MAKOTO
Title: Galaxilympics
Format: LP
Label: Upset the Rhythm
Country: UK
Price: $22.00
180 gram vinyl. Edition of 500. "Pikacyu-Makoto is an intergalactic love and peace duo, featuring two figureheads of underground Japanese music: Pika from Afrirampo and Makoto Kawabata of legendary psychedelic avatars Acid Mothers Temple. As a duo they embrace both sides of the coin -- drums and guitar, chaos and order, male and female, yin and yang, the angel and the devil. Pika brings her skills of mystifying performance to the table, all free-drum bluster and vocals veering between shrine maiden and wild spirit. Kawabatas guitar-work moves from a roar to a whisper, a yell to a sob, hes working on the same canvas of extremes. The aim of their unity is to write truly celestial hymns for the outer world and odes of love for the inner cosmic context. In 2011, they released their first album Om Sweet Home: We Are Shining Stars From Darkside (REPOSE 027CD, 2011). In 2016, they spent two weeks touring through Europe whilst writing their new album Galaxilympics, suffused with the outreaching sound and message of their impulsive live performances. Galaxilympics is an album of contrasts. "Space Sumo" kicks off the record in explosive style. Pikacyus drums jitter, crash and stumble, but steadfastly refuse to groove. Makoto attacks his guitar, cloaking himself in reverb to produce a wall-of-sound, alternating between melody and noise. "Funifunikonefuni" follows with its frenzied take on pop music, bubbling with energy and Pikas multiple vocal layers. "Ill Forgive" is chant-like in its devotion to following the tumbling melody line of the song even to absurd and unpredictable dimensions. "Pika Mako Hall" is a more serene affair, with whispered echoes and guitar drones swirling amongst bursts of rapid sequencer ambience. "Castle Of Sand" picks up on this more spacious approach with slowly developing programmed electronics, before the title track erupts with gurgling synths, soaring guitar trails, and Pikas most searching vocal yet. The album concludes in reflective manner with the suitably titled "Sayonownara", a song as much in the present as it is in the act of saying farewell. Its positively elegiac with washes of cymbal and deep acres of guitar drone for the first five minutes before Pikas drums take things up a gear and into more psychedelic out-rock terrain. Galaxilympics is a triumph of opposites united. Its also a portal into the world of two musicians who find peace and semblance through their interaction." - Upset The Rhythm.

Artist: AMOS & SARA
Title: Invite to Endless Latino
Format: LP
Label: War Extension
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
"Alga Marghen present a reissue of Amos & Saras Amos & Sara... Invite To Endless Latino, originally released by Its War Boys on cassette in 1983. From anonymous: "Overhead comes this thrum-thrum-thrum. They look up to see a plane circling just off the island. The door facing them opens and out pop two figures, tumbling down into the water. Lazily, without a care in the world, the plane turns north and flies away. Of course, the guys start up the boat and head off to investigate. What just happened? Who jumps out of an aircraft at that height? In the water, they find two women. Both dead. Heres the strange thing. Both the bodies, they beat up pretty bad but not only that. They both badly burnt. . . . I really got started on this thanks to my cousins, Luis and Ramon. My cousins are collectively known as Los Rubios. It aint a family name. . . . You heard of Bahia Blanca? My cousins, they run a small boat out of the harbour there. Shark fishing. Thats their thing. Back then, were talking 76, it was just starting to take off. . . . One day theyre out on the boat. That particular day, they didnt have no takers so they figure theyll take the boat out anyway. Hake, gatuzo, squid -- fishing to fill their own bellies. Thats when they hear the plane. Luis and Ramon race back to port. Pretty soon, a big crowd gathers. The harbour master comes running. Ai, ai, muchachas, he groans. This is a bad business. Seguro, a very bad business. You boys poking about in the hornets nest. Why you not leave these women to the sharks? While the Rubios are protesting, the local inspector arrives. He is angry beyond belief. He dismisses the harbour master and the crowd of onlookers with violent curses. . . . Overhead, in the place inhabited by saints and angels, a gentle half-hearted bossa starts up and then grinds to a halt. The silence is broken only by the sound of a shaker -- it could be a rain stick -- being crushed underfoot. And you will find me there at length, all the life in me rising like a wraith into the noonday sky, a dragonish mist that forms a garment for each of us to wear as we dance to Endless Latino!" - War Extension.

Artist: COLOUR BUK
Title: Fun Pack
Format: LP, 2x 7"s + 2 Cass
Label: Wir Wollen Wulle
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
A selection of Colour Buk releases from 2009-2017. Coming To Get The Stuff cassette, Dirty Girl Plus Four More cassette, New Nice Speaker 7", Dethkill 7", and Cosmic Nightmare LP.

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