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Artist: CITY PEOPLES FARMERS MUSIC
Title: Shitty Peephole Lama Kudos
Format: Lathe Cut 8"
Label: A Binary Datum
Country: New Zealand
Price: $12.00
"Aucklanders Sam Hamilton and Mark Sadgrove decided to form a "song" duo. The result is talentless shit, in a distinctly post-Pumice vein. Here they recorded a split 8" lathe (you get to guess who owns which side), but playing both sides at once (hint: youll need more than one copy) will give you an authentic city people experience. If you want one." - A Binary Datum.
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Artist: FASSONAKI, HELGA
Title: Covert Loadstones
Format: Lathe Cut 8"
Label: A Binary Datum
Country: New Zealand
Price: $12.00
"Helga hurt my ears in Auckland on more than a few ocassions. Her merciless broken tape machine assault was more brutal than most in the local noisy munter scene. For this release, she extracts a more listenable (but by no means compromised) stream of gritty sounds from her tape heads, realising an uneffected, low fi electronica." - A Binary Datum.
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Artist: MICROCLIMATE
Title: Untitled
Format: Lathe Cut 8"
Label: A Binary Datum
Country: New Zealand
Price: $12.00
"A well known NZ musician/soundartist/all around good guy adopted the moniker of "Microclimate" for this project. Like a robotic Sunny Murray or maybe even what wouldve happened if Conlan Nancarrow had found a player drumkit... okay, whatever, it sounds fucking ace." - A Binary Datum.
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Artist: SADGROVE, MARK
Title: Two Rulers
Format: Lathe Cut 8"
Label: A Binary Datum
Country: New Zealand
Price: $12.00
"The resonance of a particularly resonant aluminium metre ruler was captured in gory detail to produce a "metallic lulaby" (side 1) and an interminable train wheel screech (side 2). The two rulers used to make the sound were the only available noise makers in my office while I was finishing my PhD thesis and going completely insane." - A Binary Datum.
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Artist: UN CIEGO
Title: Vincennes Monument/Kali Gandaki
Format: Lathe Cut 7"
Label: A Binary Datum
Country: New Zealand
Price: $12.00

Artist: V/A
Title: I Wont Have To Think About You: Compiled by Bayu and Moopie
Format: LP
Label: A Colourful Storm
Country: Australia
Price: $26.00
"Sublime compilation of long-lost Australian indie-pop, acoustic jangle, and beat happenings gathered by Melbourne-based collector and DJ Bayu and label head Moopie. Twelve tracks of singular vision spanning up- and down-beat pop, post-punk, and minimal synth rarities recorded between 1982 to present day. Australian twee pop royalty The Cats Miaow shares the stage with The Cannanes and The Particles; Ya Ya Choral with Sarah Records own Even As We Speak. Includes the previously unreleased "Dot" by Mutant Sounds cult band Maestros And Dipsos. Also features The Ampersands, Pearly Gatecrashers, Bart & Friends, Love Positions, Shapiros, and Hydroplane. Full-color, reverse-card sleeve with printed insert and lyrics sheet." - A Colourful Storm.

Artist: EMBUDAGONN 108
Title: Dissection of Chronus
Format: One-Sided LP
Label: A Dear Girl Called Wendy
Country: Italy
Price: $22.00
“Embudagonn 108 is Wataru Kasahara, hermetic artist from Tokyo. The recording covers over 30 years (see recent , and long sold out, archival release on Art Into Life). Started in 1984, continued in 1988, finished in mid 2014. Field recordings smashed with disturbingly electronic sounds, echoes of an old instruments lost in our memories. Kasahara describes his work in these words: “my simbolism is a decorative trap. you and I are in the absurd game. This music is killed, dissected and discarded music.” ​​ Mastered by Riccardo Mazza in late 2014. ​​ White vinyls, printed labels and inner sleeve, one time limited ​pressing of 100 copies.” - A Dear Girl Called Wendy.
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Artist: TORTURING NURSE
Title: Small Leaves
Format: One-Sided LP
Label: A Dear Girl Called Wendy
Country: Italy
Price: $22.00
“Prolific chinese artist Torturing Nurse returns to vinyl format. 4 tracks of harsh and abundant noise  but with psychedelic  touch in vein of CCCC. 22 minutes long.    Mastered by Riccardo Mazza in late 2014. Black vinyls, printed labels and inner sleeve, one time limited  pressing of 100 copies.” - A Dear Girl Called Wendy.

Artist: SLEAFORD MODS
Title: Fizzy
Format: 12"
Label: A Recordings
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"A two-track 12" with an etched side, "Fizzy" is a studio recording and was recorded in the summer of 2012. "Urine Mate (Welcome to the Club)" was recorded live at the German club Skalitzer in Berlin, featuring John Paul. Released on Anton Newcombes label A Recordings. "Urine Mate (Welcome to the Club)" is an exclusive version of this track, and "Fizzy" can be found on the album Austerity Dogs (2013). "Fizzy" was inspired by the many thousands of psychopathic managers and supervisors that terrorize low-paid workers throughout the world on a daily basis. "Urine Mate (Welcome to the Club)" describes in detail Nottinghams Mansfield Road." - A Recordings.

Artist: HOLTKAMP, KOEN
Title: Make Haste/Free Birds
Format: LP
Label: A Room Forever
Country: USA
Price: $28.00
"Third volume to be released in this amazing new series. Koen Holtkamp is from Brooklyn, NY and runs the Apestaartje label and records as one half off the group Mountains. "Room Forever. Concept and art direction by Joshua Zucker. Photography by Kurt Mangum. A Room Forever is an art project realized as a curated series of limited edition 12" record LPs. Packaged in a custom-made box with high quality digital C-print covers and letterpressed inserts, each record features an original musical composition on one side and a field recording on the other. Pressed in one-time editions of 300, A Room Forever takes a unique and personal approach to the vinyl record LP. Conceived as a physical manifestation of the Roadside Picnic Radio podcast, the project draws upon the rich history and mythologies of audio recording to produce a final object of art that will resonate uniquely within each listener. More than anything, A Room Forever is inherently about the act of listening." Please note that these records are cut at the Dubplates & Mastering lab in Germany and are designed to be played at 45 r.p.m."- A Room Forever

Artist: MACHINEFABRIEK/DAVIES, MATT
Title: Onkruid/Sanctuary
Format: LP
Label: A Room Forever
Country: USA
Price: $28.00
"Second volume to be released in this amazing new series. Machinefabriek: recorded for an installation made for Polderlight 2007, Amsterdam, re-edited for this release. Matt Davies: Recorded at Lee Valley Park Bird Sanctuary, East Indie Dock Basin, London on July 3, 2007." - FE. "Concept and art direction by Joshua Zucker. Photography by Kurt Mangum. A Room Forever is an art project realized as a curated series of limited edition 12" record LPs. Packaged in a custom-made box with high-quality digital C-print covers and letter-pressed inserts, each record features an original musical composition on one side and a field recording on the other. Pressed in one-time editions of 300, A Room Forever takes a unique and personal approach to the vinyl record LP. Conceived as a physical manifestation of the Roadside Picnic Radio podcast, the project draws upon the rich history and mythologies of audio recording to produce a final object of art that will resonate uniquely within each listener. More than anything, a room forever is inherently about the act of listening." Please note that these records are cut at the Dubplates & Mastering lab in Germany and are designed to be played at 45 r.p.m." - A Room Forever.

Artist: PRAXINOSCOPE
Title: Praxinoscope
Format: Picture Disc LP
Label: A Silent Place
Country: Italy
Price: $16.00
"A new project from ROBERTO OPALIO of MY CAT IS AN ALIEN, along with MCIAA collaborator RAMONA PONZINI. Here, Ponzini plays Japanese-style percussion and wind chimes to create resonant textures over Opalios alien wordless vocals and space electronics. Recorded in a mysterious location in the Western Alps with no overdubs or outtakes. Limited edition of 500 copies pressed on picture disc vinyl. Imported from Italy."

Artist: VOX POPULI!
Title: Cut Chemist Presents Funk Off: Vox Populi!/Pacific 231
Format: CD
Label: A Stable Sound
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Vox Populi!, a 1980s French post-punk/industrial/minimal collective known for circulating cassette-only releases, gets the reissue treatment lovingly curated by turntablist/producer DJ Cut Chemist. In 2004, while on tour/record-digging in Milan, Italy, Jurassic 5 founder and DJ Cut Chemist picked up a compilation featuring a group named Vox Populi!, whose track "Megamix" caught his attention. As familiar as he was with early hip-hop releases that pioneered the megamix (The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash, Double Dee & Steinskis Lessons series), this was clearly coming from a different set of cultural reference points. Originally released in the 80s, the track was not rooted in disco, hip-hop, or in DJ history, but rather in the sounds of post-punk and industrial music. The rudimentary "scratching" present on the song was abrasive, and probably executed with a reel-to-reel tape machine rather than a turntable. Its intended effect was not to bridge two songs or breaks, but to jar the listener out of what was otherwise a seamless club track experience. "Musique concrète" is what the collective (Vox, Pacific 231, H.N.A.S., X Ray Pop, and others) might have called their approach at the time. "Wild Style on dust," was how Cuts collaborator Tom Fitzgerald described it. Finding this record ultimately led to Cut Chemist tracking down the group, bonding over shared aesthetics and getting their blessing for this collection, which includes unreleased tracks, photographs and little-seen flyers and art from the group. Their original output was primarily on cassette with the occasional vinyl LP/EP released on their own Vox Man Records imprint, or on other like-minded independent labels. Limited run on CD and LP, including extensive insert liner notes. First pressing on LP comes with a 7" containing previously-unreleased tracks by Vox Populi! and Pacific 231." - A Stable Sound

Artist: VOX POPULI!
Title: Cut Chemist Presents Funk Off: Vox Populi!/Pacific 231
Format: LP + 7"
Label: A Stable Sound
Country: USA
Price: $32.00
"First pressing on LP comes with 7" containing previously unreleased tracks by Vox Populi! and Pacific 231. Vox Populi!, a 1980s French post-punk/industrial/minimal collective known for circulating cassette-only releases, gets the reissue treatment lovingly curated by turntablist/producer DJ Cut Chemist. In 2004, while on tour/record-digging in Milan, Italy, Jurassic 5 founder and DJ Cut Chemist picked up a compilation featuring a group named Vox Populi!, whose track "Megamix" caught his attention. As familiar as he was with early hip-hop releases that pioneered the megamix (The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash, Double Dee & Steinskis Lessons series), this was clearly coming from a different set of cultural reference points. Originally released in the 80s, the track was not rooted in disco, hip-hop, or in DJ history, but rather in the sounds of post-punk and industrial music. The rudimentary "scratching" present on the song was abrasive, and probably executed with a reel-to-reel tape machine rather than a turntable. Its intended effect was not to bridge two songs or breaks, but to jar the listener out of what was otherwise a seamless club track experience. "Musique concrète" is what the collective (Vox, Pacific 231, H.N.A.S., X Ray Pop, and others) might have called their approach at the time. "Wild Style on dust," was how Cuts collaborator Tom Fitzgerald described it. Finding this record ultimately led to Cut Chemist tracking down the group, bonding over shared aesthetics and getting their blessing for this collection, which includes unreleased tracks, photographs and little-seen flyers and art from the group. Their original output was primarily on cassette with the occasional vinyl LP/EP released on their own Vox Man Records imprint, or on other like-minded independent labels. Including extensive insert liner notes." -A Stable Sound.

Artist: RATHAUS
Title: Rathaus Rathaus Rathaus
Format: 12
Label: A Wicked Company
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
“A Wicked Company - having previously seated five seditious acts of combustible menace at our table from 2013-2015 - was just about to disappear into another 19 year breather (cf. our carbonic precursing at Vertical Records), lay back and bear witness to the kind of hell we wrought. That was THE PLAN (not to mention, our credit card was maxed). No sooner did we commit to this plan of senescence than did it unravel in our face. A PATH trip back from Hoboken one summer night in 2014 resulted in a chance meeting with an agent provocateur of the Rathaus clan, ECMO The Rat, who slipped us the bands first cassingle, the cover garishly inked in vomity reds and purples. Four or five consecutive listens to the shrill incandescence of FSK/ECD (aka ✰Rathaus✰), however, and we were convinced: THE RAT WAVE IS UPON US. Rathaus followed with a second ugly spool of basement stabs in early 2015 (✰Rathaus Rathaus✰) and then somehow roped local bon vivant Jordan Lovelace (Tournament/Pampers/ occasional Foster Care drummer) into producing five new abdabs of charred alert in the summer of 2015, which we now thankfully hold in our hands as ✰Rathaus Rathaus Rathaus✰. RATHAUS: there are three. The previously mentioned ECMO is the unmistakable ringleader, the chill shrill, as has been opined. Wrapping herself in the guitar barb of the first Teenage Jesus & The Jerks 7”, she conjures an unanticipated swell of treble. Lurking in the shadows of her own Brainplan Records since the late 00s under various home recorded guises (Car Phyte. Dr. Evilletown. Hatecha. Circle Moons…), ECMO owns a four track heritage as wonky and innovative as any messthetic from decades previous. (ECMO also dances and plays real instruments, like, professionally!) David Rat seems tove been tethered to ECMO since high school, but those are not tales for AWC to tell. Whats more to the point is how hes evolved from a dumb thwacker of the bass instrument to a sleeveless Lemmy of stewed moonbeams- pupils pinned to the back of his skull, neck throbbing and more density with each passing song. Thereve been times during Rathaus sets when David crashes through the ceiling like a super fuzz big muff beanstalk. Jesus. Anchoring these malcontents is Peter Rat and his barely-there kit (snare, tom, cymbal). Gnashing within a monochromatic palette of american primitive percussion, Peter thrusts the two stander uppers into a zone of malfeasance and together, they hurt. It may sound like just noise to your pappy, but he is, after all, a dolt. What we have here is nothing less than a trip into the UPPER REGISTERS OF A RAT ROCK FUTURE, one we could not have known existed had we planned it.” - A Wicked Company.

Artist: TYRANNOSAURUS REX
Title: A Beard of Stars
Format: CD
Label: A&M
Country: GERMANY
Price: $16.00
2004 Expanded edition; digitally remastered, numerous bonus tracks, restored artwork, lyrics, sleevenotes and rare photographs; initial copies slipcased. 16 bonus tracks (all alternate takes) "The fourth and final Tyrannosaurus Rex album, originally released by Regal Zonophone in the UK in 1970. Took was replaced on this album by Micky Finn (backing vocals, Moroccan Clay Drums, table, bass, finger cymbals). and Bolan introduced electric guitar to their sound for the first time. Finns theory on bongo fury was a lot less inspired than Tooks and Bolans songwriting/singing seemed to aim more squarely at the anthemic/glam protocol that was soon to emerge. But this was the final chapter in Tyrannosaurus Rex, T. Rex was next."

Artist: KUBIN, FELIX
Title: The Tetchy Teenage Tapes of Felix Kubin 1981-85
Format: LP
Label: A-Musik
Country: Germany
Price: $15.50
Vinyl version w/ different tracks than the CD. Four color cover and innersleeve plus lyric sheet. "The idea for the release came about as I was making a minidisk recording of German electronic music, for my friends of SKIPP label and as a gag mixed in some of earlier pieces on tape. My answer to the question, of what it be, knocked them off their feet: And the high voice & thats YOU? Once they asked me if I had any other material, I sent them a load of pieces, of which they then chose their favorites for a CD. For the planned LP version for A-Musik of Cologne, we followed the same pattern. So different were the results, that this lead to two variations for Tetchy Teenage Tapes. The cut amount from LP to CD lays around the 50%." - A Musik. Highly recommended!
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Artist: THREE MAN ARMY
Title: 3
Format: LP
Label: A.G. Music
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"Vinyl edition of totally UNRELEASED material by THREE MAN ARMY, a band led by the famous ex GUN Gurvitz brothers. These recordings were initially meant for a proposed 2LP set of their third LP, but to reason unknown were shelved away and their third LP came as single album instead. Nine songs, clocking at 33 minutes now presented here for the first time ever on vinyl, are an absolute must-have for all HARD/PSYCH ROCK fans. Officially licensed from the GURVITZ brothers, coming in nice glossy sleeve." -G Music.

Artist: GEROGERIGEGEGE
Title: Mother Fellatio
Format: 7"
Label: A.I.P.R.
Country: Japan
Price: $15.00
Original uplayed copies of this early 90s release. Limited to 250 copies.
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Artist: FULL OF HELL/MERZBOW
Title: Sister Fawn
Format: LP
Label: A389 Recordings
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
"One time only pressing (1000 copies in total) of the conclusory chapter of the acclaimed Full Of Hell - Merzbow collaboration. These five tracks showcase FOH in a supporting role to Masamis dominant soundscapes. The harsh and rhythmic pounding consumes."

Artist: DAVIS, ZAC
Title: Acoustic Electric
Format: Cass
Label: A4
Country: USA
Price: $8.00

Artist: AA MAGAZINE
Title: #1
Format: Mag/Flexi Disc
Label: AA
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Early style clear flexi lathe-cut cover featuring a variety of our fave songs, photos of groovy chicks, paintings by A. Zivich and N. Young, even some writing!" - AA.
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Artist: BEAST, THE
Title: Live At No Fun
Format: DVD
Label: AA
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"A live performance captured at the No Fun Fest, March 31, 2006 featuring a noise-rock powerhouse set from THE BEAST-WOLF EYES and SMEGMA, along with TOVAH OLSON (DEAD MACHINES), MIKE CONNELLY (HAIR POLICE), ANGIE TARANTISM, JOSEPH HAMMER (SOLID EYE), and CONROY, and video effect work by AA boss ALIVIA ZIVICH." - AA.

Artist: BIRDS OF DELAY
Title: s/t
Format: Lathe Cut 7"/Art
Label: AA
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"UK burnouts are always reliable to bum your last smoke, hitch a ride or crash on you couch.  If you havent decided what to do in 07 these guys have great ideas.  Check this new "hands-off" electronics approach.  Cover painting by Alivia Zivich." - AA Records.

Artist: BURNING STAR CORE
Title: s/t
Format: Lathe Cut 7
Label: AA
Country: USA
Price: $25.00

Artist: DEAD MACHINES
Title: Untitled
Format: Lathe Cut 7"
Label: AA
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
Screenprinted, one sided square 7" from Nate Youngs (Wolf Eyes) AA imprint..
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Artist: DEMONS
Title: Frozen Fog
Format: CD
Label: AA
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
Now available on CD!!! Demons is Nate Young (Wolf Eyes) and Steve Kenney (Pterodactyls, Werewolves). "In the winter of 2005 Steve Kenney and myself began Demons. Steve rescued his Pro One from New Orleans Katrina aftermath. The synthesizer was moldy, had a bad power cord and a horrible buzz (I broke it after our first gig). I played various homemade electronic devices, rewired radios, feedback, etc. Later that week I bought a Pro One as well. Mine had no working keyboard and, of course, a horrible buzz (a grounding issue). What we found ourselves doing was not so much making music with the Pro One but rather just turning them on and listening to the synthesizer play itself. I recorded our sessions and we called it Demons. Our synthesizers are still somewhat broke." -Nate Young 12/27/06
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Artist: DEMONS
Title: Infinity Mirror
Format: Double Cut Mirror Lathe Cut
Label: AA
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
Two tracks, which overlap each other (like 2/5s of the Olympics symbol), cut into an 8 x 5 inch "mirror".
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Artist: DEMONS
Title: Invisible Darkness
Format: Cass
Label: AA
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"Five new tracks from the duo of Nate Young (Wolf Eyes) and Steve Kenney (Pterodactyls, Werewolves). Exploring the depths of their banged-to-shit Pro One synthesizer, these new tracks sound like nothing theyve done before. Packaged with new Nate Young drawing cover art." -AA.
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Artist: DEMONS
Title: Life Destroyer
Format: CDR/Cass/DVDR Box Set
Label: AA
Country: USA
Price: $30.00
"Full-length cd, C-30 cassette, 20 min DVD = kiss your life goodbye" - AA.
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Artist: DEMONS DILLOWAY
Title: s/t
Format: Cass
Label: AA
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"Demons opened for Richard Pinhas at Detroits Magic Stick with special guest star synth and tape fiend Aaron Dilloway." -AA.
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Artist: DEMONS DILLOWAY
Title: s/t
Format: CD
Label: AA
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
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Artist: DEMONS WITH ZAC DAVIS
Title: Live at the Panick in Hamtramck
Format: DVD
Label: AA
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"The Demons -- Nate Young (Wolf Eyes) and Steve Kenney (Pterodactyls, Werewolves) -- captured live in concert with no overdubs or processing. Features live visuals manipulated by Alivia Zivich, along with the Demons heavy churning synths and wailing, ripping guitar provided by the infamous Zac Davis. Remarkably engaging. 30 minutes." -AA Records.

Artist: DOG LADY REGRESSION
Title: Dog Lady Regression
Format: CDR/Lathe Cut CD
Label: AA
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"A collaboration between Mike Collino and Nathan Young (Wolf Eyes). Violin, tapes, electronics, tambourine." - AA.
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Artist: DRAHEIM, CHARLIE
Title: Untitled
Format: Lathe Cut 7"/Art
Label: AA
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
Screenprinted, one sided square 7" from Nate Youngs (Wolf Eyes) AA imprint..
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Artist: EVIL MOISTURE
Title:
Format: Lathe Cut 7"/Art
Label: AA
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
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Artist: EX-COCAINE
Title: s/t
Format: Lathe Cut 7"
Label: AA
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
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Artist: FAILING LIGHTS
Title: Untitled
Format: Lathe Cut 7'/Art
Label: AA
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
Failing Lights is Mike Connelly, who also plays in Hair Police, Wolf Eyes, and runs the Gods of Tundra label.

Artist: GIFFONI, CARLOS
Title: Heatstroke
Format: Lathe Cut 7"
Label: AA
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"Serious analog destruction going on here. Giffoni uses synths the way Gordon Matta-Clark used sledgehammers. These tracks almost blew the record cutting head. Absolutely pushed to the limit. SOUND CHALLENGE!!!" - AA.
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Artist: HATRED
Title: Kreep
Format: Lathe Cut 7"
Label: AA
Country: USA
Price: $34.00
Double sided , insanely thick, block printed handmade record with printed inner sleeve and oversized outer sleeve. Nate Young of Wolf Eyes.
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Artist: HATRED/DEMONS
Title: Split
Format: Cass
Label: AA
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"Hatred/Demons - documenting the confusion/transition of these two bands. Early Hatred demos - Nate Young electronics, Spence Bryant on drums, Steve Kenney on synth and guitar. First release by Demons - Young and Kenney split from the drums of Hatred and start a synth duo. Psychedelic depression." - AA Records.
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Artist: HIVE MIND
Title: Untitled
Format: Lathe Cut 7"
Label: AA
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
Screenprinted, one sided square 7" from Nate Youngs (Wolf Eyes) AA imprint..
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Artist: ISIS & WEREWOLVES
Title: s/t
Format: Lathe Cut 7'/Art
Label: AA
Country: USA
Price: $25.00

Artist: KUBISCH, CHRISTINA
Title: Minimal Disinformation
Format: Lathe Cut 7"/Art
Label: AA
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"This is one of our personally most exciting releases.  If youve heard of her Electrical Walks but not had a chance to actually hear them, check this lathe." - AA Records.  "The magnetic headphones with their built-in coils respond to electrical fields in the environment. At first I tried to filter the soft hum of the electrical wires out of the headphones. Then, in 2003, the constant increase and spread of "unwanted" electrically-produced sounds triggered a new cycle of works: Electrical Walks. With special, sensitive headphones, the acoustic perceptibility of above ground and underground electrical currents is thereby not suppressed, but rather amplified. The palette of these noises, their timbre and volume vary from site to site and from country to country. They have one thing in common: they are ubiquitous, even where one would not expect them. Light systems, transformers, anti-theft security devices, surveillance cameras, cell phones, computers, elevators, streetcar cables, antennae, navigation systems, automated teller machines, neon advertising, electric devices, etc. create electrical fields that are as if hidden under cloaks of invisibility, but of incredible presence." - Christina Kubisch.
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Artist: MIRROR/DASH
Title: Live At Maxs
Format: Lathe Cut 7"
Label: AA
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
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Artist: NO FUCKER
Title: Live 02/22/08
Format: Cass
Label: AA
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
Live cassette from NY state raw punks. Side A: Conquer The Innocent / Bodies In A Pile. Side B: Realities of War / Nameless Cities. see also: Discharge, Discard, Disclose, Anti-Cimex.
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Artist: PENGO
Title: Unt
Format: Lathe Cut 7'/Art
Label: AA
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"What if the tsunami happened in Rochester? Finkbeiner, Schoen, Rochester Charles and the Nuge would ride the wave to their practice space and open a bar. And it would sound like this, kinda sad but kinda glad cuz Staples no longer exists." - AA.

Artist: RAVEN STRAIN
Title: s/t
Format: Lathe Cut 7"
Label: AA
Country: USA
Price: $25.00

Artist: RED ROT/HAIRPOLICE
Title: Live Halloween 2006
Format: Cass
Label: AA
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"An amazing live recording of Red Rot Live Halloween 2006.  This one will bring your brains right thru your ears! LOUD!  Dont know whos more excited, Ryan or the audience.  Its not something you had to be there for; you can hear it on this tape.  Hair Police is in rare form on these tracks.  Brutal skin-peelers.  Recorded by N. Young and H. Moerland. " - AA Records.

Artist: RED ROT/HAIRPOLICE
Title: Live Halloween 2006
Format: CD
Label: AA
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"An amazing live recording of Red Rot Live Halloween 2006.  This one will bring your brains right thru your ears! LOUD!  Dont know whos more excited, Ryan or the audience.  Its not something you had to be there for; you can hear it on this tape.  Hair Police is in rare form on these tracks.  Brutal skin-peelers.  Recorded by N. Young and H. Moerland. " - AA Records.

Artist: REGRESSION
Title: Sun Damage
Format: Cass
Label: AA
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"With a changing of the season an anxiety is created. Tapes, electronics, vocals." - AA. Nate Young of Wolf Eyes.
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Artist: SICK LLAMA
Title: s/t
Format: Lathe Cut 7"
Label: AA
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
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Artist: SIXTEEN BITCH PILE UP
Title: s/t
Format: Lathe Cut 7"/Art
Label: AA
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"An eerie audio hallucination: first youre swimming, then theres something outside your door.Watch the butcher knives chop as it spins." - AA.

Artist: STEWART, JACKIE
Title: Psychedelic Pizza
Format: Lathe Cut 7'
Label: AA
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"Custom cut lathes, part one of a collaboration between Jackie Stewart and AA Records (Nate Young & Alivia Zivich). The collaboration is on-going. The idea is after we cut the custom lathes for Jackie she will send back a recording made with them. We will then recut, remix and cutup the music that is exchanged, it can go on and on, back and forth. AA Records will release the rawest material that is unleashed during this ongoing slaughter festival on double 7" lathes, cassettes and cdrs." - AA

Artist: STEWART, JACKIE
Title: Spiral
Format: Lathe Cut 7'/Art
Label: AA
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"Custom cut lathes, part one of a collaboration between Jackie Stewart and AA Records (Nate Young & Alivia Zivich). The collaboration is on-going. The idea is after we cut the custom lathes for Jackie she will send back a recording made with them. We will then recut, remix and cutup the music that is exchanged, it can go on and on, back and forth. AA Records will release the rawest material that is unleashed during this ongoing slaughter festival on double 7" lathes, cassettes and cdrs." - AA.

Artist: V/A
Title: Aryan Asshole Records Compilation Vol. 2
Format: LP
Label: AA
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"This LP features the next 13 lathes since the first comp = Isis & Werewolves, Ex-Cocaine, Mirror/Dash, Pengo, Christina Kubisch, Birds of Delay, Sick Llama, Jackie Stewart, Evil Moisture, Prurient, Rusted Shut, Carlos Giffoni, 16 Bitch Pile-Up, Demons. All the messy atmosphere of lathes on freshly pressed vinyl, weird! Banned in Canada due to the jacket (guess why)." - AA Records

Artist: V/A
Title: Box Set
Format: 13 Lathe Cut Box Set
Label: AA
Country: USA
Price: $280.00
Includes lathe cut picture discs from Burning Star Core, Failing Lights, Religious Knives, Raven Strain, Damion Romero, Wolf Eyes, Bloodyminded, Graveyards, Hive Mind, Dead Machines, Aaron Dilloway, etc.. Screenprinted box.
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Artist: V/A
Title: Live AT AC Temple - Arthur Doyle + Hollow Bush, Demons, Drug Knives
Format: DVDR
Label: AA
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"In Birmingham, Alabama there is a fountain at the Five Points. The fountain is of a goat lord surrounded by small animals. Water sprays from the mouths of each animal, the streams cross and a pentagram forms.  Birmingham is also home to Arthur Doyle and Hollow Bush (Rodger Stella, Bryan Martin).  A collaboration between Arthur Doyle and Hollow Bush is a strange thought for anyone who knows Rodger Stella or has seen Arthur Doyle.  Even more complex is the image of the two of them behind closed doors discussing the approach and direction of the set to follow.  What truly blew my mind was the set itself.  Starting out with Doyles vocal work alone, the sound had a sparse and delicate feeling. Rodger Stella soon joined Doyle with a mirror of vocal samples.  Doyle hears himself, smiles, then stops to listen. What followed was a intricate working of vocal loops and cut up sax with hand over beer electronics. Rodger Stella and Arthur Doyle are an odd couple but some how a perfect match. My favorite performance of the 2007. This is followed by the latest in live Demons visual music straight from the Invisible Darkness tour and committed to DVD here for the first time. The night ended with a very rare Drug Knives set - Demons with Stella playing for themselves in the muscle-relaxed atmosphere of each others company. Drug Knives is just that deep long stare into oblivian." - AA Records.
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Artist: V/A
Title: Live At Oberlin - Wolf Eyes, Sick Llama, Raven Strain
Format: DVDR
Label: AA
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Oberlin rules because even though its a school theres a bar with good beer and the bar is like 20 feet from the stage.  What happens when you have a bar on a campus and a killer gig = Wolf Eyes, Sick Llama, Raven Strain?  Witness the mayhem that ensues!  Someone gets so excited they pull the fire alarm to jam along! This dvd has all you would expect from a truly wasted line up playing in Ohio. Lots of slamming, lots of pits and lots people you know. Sounds from Raven Strain and Sick Llama to make you pass out and puke, and a slam section from Wolf Eyes for the masochistic minded." - AA Records.

Artist: YOUNG, NATE
Title: Drawings 2004-2006
Format: Book
Label: AA
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"A collection of drawings done on and off the road. Marblized cover, color prints, high quality handmade book." - AA Records.
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Artist: YOUNG, NATE
Title: When The Beast Speaks To Me
Format: Lathe Cut Laser Disc
Label: AA
Country: USA
Price: $28.00
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Artist: ZIVICH, ALIVIA & NATE YOUNG
Title: Lost
Format: DVDR
Label: AA
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
" A sound/painting cut-up composed from over 100 paintings filmed momentarily with live sound captured simultaneously. Like the show only better." - AA

Artist: ZIVICH, ALIVIA & NATE YOUNG
Title: Video Madness IV
Format: DVDR
Label: AA
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Floating heads and wicked benzod holograms. This video accompanied Demons during the tour." - AA Records. Soundtrack by DEMONS and HATRED.
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Artist: PRURIENT
Title: Memory Repeating
Format: Lathe Cut 7"
Label: AA Records
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"Brutality and poetry at its best.A harsh noise blues trak about waking up alone. Painted black lathe with printed kraft paper sleeve in bag." - AA.
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Artist: AIR
Title: Stüpa b/w Last Gas Station Before Desert
Format: 7"
Label: Aareton
Country: Finland
Price: $16.00
1996 release on Jan Anderzens first, short-lived label (on which the first Kemialliset Ystavat demo would later be released).
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Artist: NATISUTA HETEKATA
Title: Rei
Format: 10"
Label: Aareton
Country: Finland
Price: $20.00
Very last copies of this late 90s release on Jan Anderzens (Kemialliset Ystävät) first label - the band also released an LP on Majora. Edition of 100 copies.
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Artist: TOTAL CONTROL
Title: S/T
Format: 7"
Label: Aarght
Country: Australia
Price: $7.00
"The band pressed reissue of the TOTAL CONTROL debut was originally released in 2008 on Aussie Label Aarght! (home to Eddy Current Suppression Ring, UV Race et al.). Two sides of synth-driven punk that brings to mind Nervous Gender and the Units but also Digital Leather. The band just completed a US tour with UV Race (including a stop at Gonerfest). Four songs. 300 copies. Last chance." -Aarght
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Artist: UV RACE
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Aarght
Country: Australia
Price: $15.00
"Crude proto-punk reminiscent of the glory days of VOM, Modern Lovers, Zakary Thaks, Electric Eels, Crime, and a whole host of historic losers. Aaarrggght! Records are very proud indeed to present you with this killer slice of idiot savant punk rock. "The full-length debut masterpiece from Melbourne avant-tard six piece. Following two limited-edition (and now highly sought after) seven inch singles released here and in the USA, the UV Race have fulfi lled the potential only hinted at on those EPs. Produced by Mikey Young of Eddy Current Suppression Ring. "Bringing to mind some of the cornerstones of mid 70s proto-punk (Modern Lovers, Gizmos, Electric Eels and the like), the UV Race likewise avoid rote punk trappings with their really quite sophisticated use of piano and saxophone, and the over-riding presence of singer Marcus introverted musings on life as a small town misfit. His sincerity and unconventionality is what makes the UV Race compelling listening." -Aarght
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Artist: AUSMUTEANTS
Title: Amusements
Format: LP
Label: Aarght!
Country: Australia
Price: $22.00
"THE AUSMUTEANTS Amusements LP is here! Its by far and away the best thing theyve done, a great realisation of the bedroom synth, 60s punk and new-wave noise theyve been tooling around with over the last couple of years. You might even say theyve matured until you hear the absurdly juvenile lyrics-enough teen snot to keep Rabelais happy." -Aarght!.

Artist: ESKIMO KING
Title: Weird Flag
Format: CDR
Label: Abandon Ship
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"As Brian Sullivan still flies high from his performance at No Fun Fest this year, weve prepared a gem of a release from this half of the now legendary Mouthus. While feeding off of similar meditative vibes of the aforementioned Brooklyn duo, he manages to put together a cohesive collection of distinct tracks he can call his own. Infinite layers of blown out fuzz dominate some tracks, and deep, trance-inducing rhythms prevail in others. Another primer for an up-and-coming ASR LP, due later this year. Keep your eyes peeled. And as with most Mouthus-related material, this one will not be around for very long. CDR edition of 100" -Abandon Ship.
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Artist: ESKIMO KING/AFTERNOON PENIS
Title: Split
Format: LP
Label: Abandon Ship
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"A split offering from two of the baddest dudes on the east coast. Both members of Mouthus, Brian Sullivan (Eskimo King) and Nate Nelson (Afternoon Penis) each take the reigns on their respective sides of the record. Eskimo King churns out three tracks of melancholy-bizarro-skuzz riffs and ethereal wind-chimage. The drum samples on Dry Strike track take me back to earlier Mouthus times, when the world was still young. Keep it close to your turntable after your first listen because you will undoubtedly need to play it again and again. Afternoon Penis presents us with something entirely off the beaten path. Truly strange and epic, this freaked-out sidelong track sounds like something Bob Dylan would be singing in his head after a week-long ayahuasca binge. Utilizing several instruments, including percussion and the accordion, Nate also blesses us with a rhythmic mantra that should benefit both the mentally-ill and mentally-sound alike. Limited edition of 400 with plastic outer sleeve and insert." -Abandon Ship

Artist: EXCEPTER
Title: Steps: Live At La Sala Rosa
Format: CDR
Label: Abandon Ship
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"Official bootleg of the live concert on June 23rd, 2006 at the Suoni Per Il Popolo festival, Montreal, Quebec. Features the four-man, Alternation-era band sharing the stage for the first time with current member Lala. Opening with a cover of "Cocaine Blues" and bleeding into recognizable album tracks like "Knock Knock" and "Ice Cream Van" this set overflows with the spectral, slow-burn electro-improv for which they are known. 99% unreleased." -Abandon Ship

Artist: JULIE MITTENS, THE
Title: Baltimore, September 10 2008
Format: CDR
Label: Abandon Ship
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"The Julie Mittens were among the first groups that I asked to do a release for Abandon Ship Records. Its been nearly a year now, and well worth the wait. Theyve made some treacherous waves over the past few years, from their Sloow tape to their latest Holy Mountain release. This one is no exception. Fresh off their US tour, the Julie Mittens decided to properly document it with sister releases on ASR and the Netherlands own Cut Hands (http://www.cuthands.net/catalog.htm) label, respectively. Not only are the two releases completely different from each other, but each CDr is housed in its own one-of-a-kind sleeve which boasts a unique photo taken on their US tour. Thats 200 different sleeves in total, with screenprinting on each taboot! Recorded by Steve Sanford at the Golden West Cafe in Baltimore on September 10th, and features Baltimores own Lexie Mountain on vocals for the 2nd track. cd-r edition of 100." -Abandon Ship

Artist: PREDATOR VISION
Title: II
Format: Cass
Label: Abandon Ship
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"Self-released earlier this year, this one finds PV at their most predatorial. They are ceaseless infinity jammers with a hunger for psychsploration and a tight yet loose style that can sometimes seem too good to be true. This being their second release, one can only wonder whats in store for them. Featuring Mr. Ducktails himself: Matthew Mondanile and Real Estates Etienne Duguay. Keep an eye out for their split LP with Sun Araw to be released on Not Not Fun. c30 edition of 100." -Abandon Ship
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Artist: STARVING WEIRDOS
Title: Absolute Freedom
Format: 7"
Label: Abandon Ship
Country: USA
Price: $7.50
"Here it is, our first 7" and were PSYCHED!!! These two sides represent some of the earliest of SW material; culled from old 4 track tapes recorded in long lost living rooms, with friends and on the fly. Two kernels given the royal treatment, thanks to our friends at Abandon Ship! One an ontological cry into the abyss, the other a march in dedication to those forgotten souls who call it home." - Starving Weirdos. "edition of 500...with pro-printed cover art and insert" - Abandon Ship.

Artist: LEBRECHT, NATALIE ROSE
Title: Rrrrrr/Drrrrrr
Format: Lathe Cut 7"
Label: Abaton Book Company
Country: USA
Price: $12.50
"Greenpot Bluepot is the musical persona of NYC based artist Natalie LeBrecht. Devoted to studies in sound, texture and emotion, Miss Bluepot creates an intriguing sphere of her own in her artwork, somehow preserving a fantastic sense of humor within the process...Fans of Meredith Monk, early Smog, maybe even Patty Waters should take note of her sometimes unnervingly candid moments of word and sound..." - JoAnn Colagiacomi.

Artist: NEBRELLIM SENSORIUM SAXOPHONE ORCHESTRA
Title: Every Room
Format: Lathe Cut 7"
Label: Abaton Book Company
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Millers preteen Classical training on the alto saxophone changed over to free improvisation and atonal composition by High School. In his early twenties, he expounded on 20th Century composition techniques and wrote a multitude of small orchestral pieces for various ensembles. He also performed with David Swains big band; The II V I Orchestra. In 1977, Miller joined up with the punk band Destroy All Monsters and his composition streak came to a halt and didnt pick up again until the mid-1990s. Throughout the 1980s, Miller continued to perform and record saxophone with a number of rock groups; The Same Band, Nonfiction, GKW, Radio Silence, The Empty Set and Roger Miller. Purchasing a C-Melody Saxophone in 1993 while earning his BFA at Columbia College Chicago, he began developing an all-interval method similar to Arnold Shoenbergs 12-tone method with the lofty concept that intervals were more important than pitch. This method has developed over the years producing an array of compositions, some of which can be heard at Bens MySpace page (Three Episodes, Out Of, and Francium). After performing and recording with Glenn Brancas 100 Guitar Orchestra in 2004 and 2006, Miller began to write for saxophone orchestra. Currently, he is recording these compositions as The Nebrellim Sensorium Saxophone Orchestra in his home studio by way of overdubbing." - Ben Miller. Also, Ben and Roger were in the SPROTON LAYER BAND! (pre-Destroy all Monsters/pre-Mission of Burma - see their great, way-posthumous releases on New Alliance). Limited to 30 copies.
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Artist: P.G. SIX
Title: ..And The Flaming Manholes
Format: Lathe Cut 7"/Art
Label: Abaton Book Company
Country: USA
Price: $48.00
Each record has a unique signed collage by Christine Krol ( See: http://www.christinekrol.com ), calligraphy by Marianne Nowottny and numbered, vellum insert. Mark Dagley (of legendary avant-punk bands the Girls and The Hi Sheriffs of Blue) guests on one track. Edition of 30.
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Artist: PANTALEIMON
Title: Tall Trees
Format: CDR
Label: Abaton Book Company
Country: USA
Price: $11.00

Artist: ALVARIUS B
Title: Alvarius B
Format: CD
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $14.50
"CD reissue of the first Alvarius B record. Thirty-two instrumental acoustic guitar excursions into a realm of weird lo-fi rustic beauty that sketch retro-portraits of several folk guitar styles, some which may never have existed before. From abrasive to delicate, these lucid antique paintings with acoustic guitar employ Appalachian polyrhythms, dark melodies, flamenco thrash, alien tunings, pseudo eastern drones, cinematic backroad twang, and other hybrid ideas not easily described. This record is a folk drifter classic and is now available again for the first time in a decade. Originally released as 1000 copies (vinyl only) in 1994 on Abduction. Recorded from 1981-1989 by Alvarius B (aka Alan Bishop/Sun City Girls) onto various portable cassette decks and includes the original 28 tracks from the LP plus four unreleased bonus tracks." - Abduction.

Artist: ALVARIUS B
Title: Baroque Primitiva
Format: CD/Book
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"A much-needed CD issue of an LP, released this last February in microquantities. The dastardly minds behind this project, a first spurt from the reactivated Poon Village label, have collaborated on the new package as well. And it is a deluxe eye-swim through various forms of feminine beauty, its 32-page booklet displaying images that look as though they were found in a smoky catacomb carved into the hills of Charlestown. By my count, Baroque Primitiva is the sixth album by Alvarius B. and is, like its predecessors, a deep dive through mysterious waters. The 11 tracks here were recorded at various sessions over the course of several years and range from Humor Police (a track imagining what Syd Barrett might have sounded like had he been a devotee of Rembetika) to a trippily Beatles-damaged version of You Only Live Twice (the sole surviving shard of the aborted Alvarius B. Plays The Bond Songbook project). Baroque Primitiva is the first long-format telegram from Alvarius B. since he lost his mothership (the Sun City Girls, with whom he employed his slave name, Alan Bishop) and it also feels like his most consistently non-acerbic -- perhaps even most beauty-oriented -- work. The songs often have a meditative pace, filled with gorgeous lo-fi blends of vocals, guitar, bass and keys. Eyvind Kang guests on several tracks, but the bulk of the material was broadcast direct from the naked soul of Alvarius B., which turns out to be a warmer, sweeter place than you might imagine. And while this CD will be available for a tad longer than the 30 seconds the LP lasted, a set as thoroughly gorgeous as this will not linger. Take a deep breath of its magic and go for it. Why deny yourself such bountiful pleasures?" -Byron Coley

Artist: ALVARIUS B
Title: Blood Operatives of the Barium Sunset
Format: LP
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Its been seven years since we heard the last Alvarius B record ( Alan Bishop /Sun City Girls ), and Blood Operatives of the Barium Sunset is the third released thus far. This is a collection of songs seemingly based on actual, but unnamed shady characters of the global underworld past and present, according to the brief statement on the insert. Regardless of intent, this is cryptic folk music of the highest order, with several tracks employing folk/rock/psych orchestrations featuring the talents of Eyvind Kang ,Tim Young ,Richard Bishop ,Andrew McGinnis and Randall Dunn . Twisted Americana folklore breeds with baroque Italian cinematic pop, dark ballads, and vagrant story lines. Eleven unique and varied tracks and the most "produced" Alvarius B record to date. This is a limited edition one-time pressing of 1000 vinyl LPs with lyric sheet insert."
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Artist: ALVARIUS B
Title: Blood Operatives Of The Barium Sunset
Format: CD
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Originally released in 2005 as a limited edition vinyl LP -- the first Alvarius B. (Alan Bishop/Sun City Girls) full-length release in 7 years. Blood Operatives Of The Barium Sunset is a collection of songs seemingly based on actual, but unnamed, shady characters of the global underworld past and present, according to the brief statement on the insert. Regardless of intent, this is cryptic folk music of the highest order, with several tracks employing folk/rock/psych orchestrations featuring the talents of Eyvind Kang, Tim Young, Richard Bishop, Andrew McGinnis and Randall Dunn. Hailed as a masterpiece by a fair number of the few whove actually heard it, Blood Operatives... sounds as fresh, challenging, and separated from everything else today, as it did six years ago upon initial release. Twisted Americana folklore breeding with baroque Italian cinematic pop, dark ballads, and vagrant story lines, these 11 unique tracks compile the most "produced" Alvarius B. record to date. CD tri-fold digipak comes with a booklet of song lyrics." - Abduction.

Artist: ALVARIUS B
Title: Fuck You and the Horse You Rode In On
Format: LP
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"The album title pretty much says it all. A brain-splattered document of pre-Sun City Girls weirdness by Alvarius B. (Alan Bishop) from 1981-1983, consisting of raw, live and unfiltered home recordings on acoustic and electric guitar with effects, vocals, flute, harmonica, and other miscellaneous odd instruments. Extremely limited one-time pressing of 400 LP copies." -Abduction.

Artist: ALVARIUS B
Title: s/t
Format: Double CD
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Originally released in 1998 as a limited edition vinyl 2LP -- the second Alvarius B. (Alan Bishop/Sun City Girls) full-length release. Perhaps the most deranged collection of original folk songs ever cut to wax. Dark, twisted & apocalyptic with razor twang acoustic guitar & vocal delivery, this epic lo-fi cassette deconstruction/demolition of everything "folk-singer-songwriter" slipped under the radar to a few lucky souls who grabbed the original pressing of this when it showed up 14 years ago. Here is your chance to get it again as a 2CD reissue. The tri-fold digipak includes six bonus tracks, a booklet with lyrics to all 45 songs, and liner notes by Trey Spruance." - Abduction. "I think its fair to say that in AB we have the most inspiring and wholesome, cussing, violent and truthful musical interpenetrator of the psychic Realities that has probably ever graced this fair and fucked land." - Trey Spruance.

Artist: ALVARIUS B
Title: s/t
Format: Double LP
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $29.00
"Originally released in 1998 as a limited edition vinyl 2LP -- the second Alvarius B. (Alan Bishop/Sun City Girls) full-length release. Perhaps the most deranged collection of original folk songs ever cut to wax. Dark, twisted & apocalyptic with razor twang acoustic guitar & vocal delivery, this epic lo-fi cassette deconstruction/demolition of everything "folk-singer-songwriter" slipped under the radar to a few lucky souls who grabbed the original pressing of this when it showed up 14 years ago. Here is your chance to get it again housed in the exact 2LP gatefold jacket as the original with lyrics to all 39 tracks printed inside, strictly limited to 400 copies." - Abduction. "I think its fair to say that in AB we have the most inspiring and wholesome, cussing, violent and truthful musical interpenetrator of the psychic Realities that has probably ever graced this fair and fucked land." - Trey Spruance.
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Artist: ALVARIUS B
Title: What One Man Can Do with an Acoustic Guitar, Surely Another Can Do with His Hands Around the Neck of God
Format: LP
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"The album title pretty much says it all. Yes we know thats the same thing we said about last years Alvarius B. (Alan Bishop) archival release Fuck You and the Horse You Rode In On LP, but while What One Man Can Do... has a similar approach in attitude, it comes a decade later as solo acoustic guitar instrumentals recorded during the 1990s. Perhaps, if its contextualization you are seeking, you could consider this a continuation of the first Alvarius B. album (ABDT 004CD -- acoustic guitar instrumentals recorded during the 1980s). Or, you could simply imagine that these are songs about strangling people like you with a low E steel guitar string. This (recorded straight to cassette) acoustic guitar sound has more of a resemblance to a performance on power tools than it does to strumming or picking a Martin flat top. So if youve been leisurely waking up on Sunday mornings to sit down, have a cup of tea in your non-smoking kitchen breakfast-nook, staring out into the garden while listening to your old Fahey records, step aside and let someone else own this piece of wax -- someone who may take the body of an old fucked-up guitar and start pounding people like you into the pavement with it. Extremely limited one-time pressing of 400 LP copies." - Abduction.
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Artist: ALVARIUS B
Title: With a Beaker on the Burner and an Otter in the Oven
Format: Double CD
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"SALE PRICE" FOR A LIMITED TIME. "Alvarius B. on the two-CD version of With a Beaker on the Burner and an Otter in the Oven: "This is my brand new 35 song, two-CD set which is also being released via three single LPs. If you really want to know more about the music, search for the LP version descriptions online (Im sure they were copy/pasted across many websites) where youll discover a treasure of valuable assessments contained within. This two-CD edition is primarily being made available to facilitate 41 of my 133 fans who will be thrilled that it comes out on Compact Disc -- and at an affordable price in comparison to what buying all three LPs would cost. I think I pressed at least 172 copies of this two-CD so there is room for another 39 fans to climb aboard my champion ship. I keep hearing that many of the CDs youve acquired in the past dont work anymore. CDs are supposed to rot, scratch and die after a few years and have therefore become a flawed medium. Sounds more like a pragmatic description of humanity to me. But I have thousands of CDs. Some are commercially manufactured discs and the rest are CDRs and every single one of them works. Yep, I hired a bearded guy from New Hampshire to check them all and many are 10, 15, or 20 years old. But my mother always told me I was blessed. Or perhaps I have a magic CD player? But people used to say the same about cassettes and now tapes are the cats fuckin meow. In fact, I know a record store owner who recently sold an entire car full of cassettes. So dont bring your CDs when you jump aboard Julijonas Urbonas suicide roller coaster (which hopefully gets built soon in order to facilitate plenty of you imbeciles) -- leave them behind for others to enjoy. Getting back to my new album, go find my sampler on YouTube if you want to know what it sounds like. Its better than your new album, thats for sure. Maybe Ill have to do a cassette version of this record in the future so that I can write another one of these fuckin promotional sheets." Two-CD version comes in a digipak and collects all 35 tracks on the three LP volumes; Includes a 24-page booklet with artwork and with all lyrics and credits." - Abduction.

Artist: ALVARIUS B.
Title: With a Beaker on the Burner and an Otter in the Oven - Vol. 1 Natural Wonder
Format: LP
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Alvarius B. on With a Beaker on the Burner and an Otter in the Oven - Vol. 1 Natural Wonder: "Volume One of three new LPs I am releasing simultaneously called Natural Wonder, this is the more melodic, savvy one and you might like it. Maybe Im lying and its the innocent, straight record so maybe you should get Vol 3 (ABDT 059C-LP) instead if youre in a darker mood. But thats not really true either. Or maybe its one of those records that grows on you the more you continue playing it... like a cancer. The musicians who played on all three albums dont deserve to be involved in these kamikaze promotional descriptions so dont blame them for any of this. They played so well on these records, in fact they play much better than you do, and their performances deserve a Whammy, which is the awards show where Im in charge and the winners get to shoot members of the music industry academy dead in their seats. Thats where its all headed you know. . . . The modern world of record making has become so fucking dull and obedient that someone has to ram a poison dagger up your asses and since youre all under hypnosis, I promise you wont feel a thing. I could pay Dougie Jones to write this piece to match your intellect or hire a publicity company to promote it but who really gives a fuck? Im still making records for myself and the rest of humanity doesnt speak my language anyway. By deciding to write my own album promos, I can perform some market research. For example, this album description text will undoubtedly be copy/pasted by most online retailers onto their respective sites because they dont write their own new album reviews or get too excited about music, they simply want to create the illusion that theyre in business to sell records. So I could put something like: Fuck all website retailers that copy/paste this description onto their site because they are too fucking cheap, lazy or chicken shit to have an opinion to write individual album reviews -- and they probably wouldnt even notice while doing it. Anyway, back to my new album. These songs are pretty good, most likely way better than your songs, and I dont even have time to be a real songwriter, so what does that say about you? It says that you suck. And most of you do. But you should buy my new three album set because its probably as good or better than any other LPs that will be released this year. But if you arent ready to go all-in with confidence, then forget it. I dont want any mudskipper sub-species of the crayfish to buy my records. There are always a few speculators wholl pick up the extra copies you wont buy anyway." One-time pressing; Includes printed inner sleeve with lyrics and credits." - Abduction.

Artist: ALVARIUS B.
Title: With a Beaker on the Burner and an Otter in the Oven - Vol. 2 A Mark Twain August
Format: LP
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Alvarius B. on With a Beaker on the Burner and an Otter in the Oven - Vol. 2 A Mark Twain August: "This is Volume Two of my new three LP set, and its called A Mark Twain August. Now dont go asking me what the fuck that title means but I will say that it may be my favorite of the three. My fans, all 133 of them, are pretty smart. I used to think only 67 people mattered on earth, now it could be far less, but its beginning to trouble me how Ive actually accumulated 133 fans. So if youre not a moron, I dont mind if you buy this record. I made more copies than I have fans so I need to expand on the audience a bit but I dont want fucking idiots buying my albums. A brand new car loses value the moment you drive it home, but my records will always go up in value (like my Dodge Ram Van which tripled in value when I drove it off the lot) so this is also an investment opportunity. If you were to walk slowly on a hot bed of coals you may discover that Don McLean never actually drove his Chevy to the levy and that the singer-songwriter is dead, just like all the poets. What do contemporary poets and the entire Indonesian population have in common? Most of you cannot name even one of them. Homo Sapiens now love to complain and act as if they know how the world works by expressing themselves on their social media networks -- thats become the new poetry. And I think there are only nine people writing songs today that I respect, Id have to check to make sure. And the Thinking Fellars were a great band -- I could name a dozen more from the past 30 years that Id call contemporaries, but thats about it. . . . And I almost forgot to mention that Mark Twains old banjo appears on this record. Oh and this is better than that Wolf King of LA album by Papa John Phillips, for all those who got mesmerized by it 30 years after it came out. Theres only three or four good tracks on that and A Mark Twain August has six great tracks on it, at least. One-time pressing; Includes printed inner sleeve with lyrics and credits." - Abduction.

Artist: ALVARIUS B.
Title: With a Beaker on the Burner and an Otter in the Oven - Vol. 3 Heathen Folklore
Format: LP
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Alvarius B. on With a Beaker on the Burner and an Otter in the Oven - Vol. 3 Heathen Folklore: "Serial killing was one of historys greatest art forms. Now its becoming almost impossible to get a skull-drilling startup off the ground unless you murder for the corporations or governments where you have highly organized protection from any enforceable law but at the expense of sacrificing all the glory for the anonymity required to maintain employment. So, unfortunately, the days of any zit topography random commoner being able to string together a few killings to hit the big time before being caught has almost come to an end. Sad. This record, the third and final volume of my new three-LP set called Heathen Folklore, could serve as somewhat of a manual of inspiration on how one could start such a career, as risky and unpopular as it is. It gets much more fucked-up than the previous two LPs, and sometimes I think its the best one due to that aspect. Id have to give it one more listen but I also think this is the LP with coded messages that could trigger an unsuspecting listener to start his/her career in extreme behavior. But killing isnt everything you know. There are many more ways to express yourself and reach the top of the charts these days. In fact, I saw Burt Bacharach three weeks ago gripping a huge fucking machete while chasing modern dance music architects off his champion ship and into deep water where they hopefully became shark bait. And to set the record straight, Jimi Hendrix did not fake his death and become Morgan Freeman nor was Hunter S. Thompson directing snuff films. But most of that other weird shit you hear about these days is probably true. And Im working on a film called Being Alvarius B. where all of you loser fucks crawl into my brain and see yourselves from my perspective and then commit collective suicide because you finally realize I was right all along. And I am. Cant wait to make more albums so I can write these album descriptions. Cocksuckers." One-time pressing; Includes printed inner sleeve with lyrics and credits." - Abduction.

Artist: CLIMAX GOLDEN TWINS
Title: 5 Cents A Piece
Format: LP
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Climax Golden Twins are back in action and perhaps better than ever here with this gorgeous limited edition 180 gram slab of wax. This is their debut release on the Abduction label and were wondering why it took so long. These grooves are sewn together like a patchwork quilt of audio curiosities from a boarded-up backroad museum - the kind thats haunted by vaudevillian ghosts of days gone by. Theres the heavy electrified trio improv attack mode theyve been utilizing at live shows lately to maximum effect along with some twisted front-porch twang and twilight melodic folk stitched together with odd field recordings and occasional sinister pathways not unlike their Session Nine soundtrack work. And where did that drummer come from? The finale "For The Exited" ascends and swirls into a deep coma of electro-cosmic rock. Turn it all the way up! If you always wanted to explore CGT only to find that most of their back catalog is long out-of-print, this LP is a great way to start, but you better hurry because its a one-time pressing limited to 500 copies on 180 gram vinyl with vintage pulchritudes printed on the labels - so wedge yourself between two hooters, farm boy, because theres fifty ways the cleavage smothers!" -Abduction
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Artist: DIAMANTE, HERB
Title: May I Light Your Cigarette?
Format: CD
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $14.50
"This debut release from the mysterious Herb Diamante will transport you on a naughty journey through his speakeasy of debauchery and sin. These eleven tracks of alcohol, tobacco, and desire are driven by his rich, golden voice atop a psychedelic showroom of sound. Herb Diamante is perhaps the most unique lounge singer around. He sings songs about eggplants, yellow kazoos, and delicate stilettos. Then, hell "hail the fish-king" and finish you off with "a wasp in a jam jar." The elusive Englishman has finally allowed himself to be documented amidst a career built of legendary "word of mouth" appearances on both sides of the Atlantic. A long, tragic set of strange circumstances and sporadic insanity has somehow combined to create Herbs extended and sometimes frighteningly vivid hallucinatory universe. However, he remains a hopeless romantic and will forever pursue his difficult and evasive vision." - Abduction.

Artist: DIMINISHED MEN
Title: Capnomancy
Format: LP
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"By distorting hard-boiled film music through a cracked, overcast lens, Diminished Men refocus their influences into something entirely unique. Capnomancy, their second release on the Abduction label, is a collection of stark, exotic instrumentals full of high-tension energy and infected terror. Cloaked in a supernatural fog and man-made electrical storms, chiaroscuro landscapes read like a sci-fi postcard with a giallo ransom note attached. The bands jagged, hard-charging approach evokes images of slit jugulars and accelerated heart rates, all the while swathing you in a blissful claustrophobia, reflecting elements of Morricones dissonant horror scores, gritty noir cues, and the bloodshot nerves of a kratom-hazed Link Wray. Distant, searing guitars and pummeling drums seep with slow-pan derangement, panicked suspense and clouded 50s Americana delusion. The smoke clears and reveals a mirage of melancholy Wenders-esque backdrops and AM radio nightmares, but quickly returns to some other world that it came from. The final album to be released from his now-defunct Aleph Studio, producer Randall Dunn (Sunn O))), Earth, Secret Chiefs 3, Wolves In The Throne Room, etc.) contributes greatly with his visceral, heavy production, making this album their darkest offering yet. Another bizarre series of degenerate no-hit wonders from the phantom guitars of Steve Schmitt, drummer Dave Abramson and multi-instrumentalist Simon Henneman. Capnomancy features guest appearances from members of Master Musicians Of Bukkake as well as other Northwest delinquents, saxophonist Skerik and vocalist Sara Johanne. Extremely limited edition of 400 LP copies." -Abduction.

Artist: DIMINISHED MEN
Title: Shadow Instrumentals
Format: LP
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
Seattles Diminished Men present a full-length record for the Abduction label. This LP is a limited edition of 500 copies and comes pressed on 180 gram vinyl. "If current instrumental music was always as majestic and compelling as this, Id hang up my retro-Italian soundtrack collectors boots for good. From the explosive drums rolls on the opening track, the only cover on the record, "LAppel du Vere," from Roman Polanskis The Tenant (music by Philippe Sarde), to the darkly exotic finale, "A Housewifes Dram," this album is a superbly crafted mosaic of whip-cracking vengeance, speak-easy hallucinations and haunted geography. Besides the Italian-Western overtones, the carnival-esque freakshow backdrops, Korshid-Egyptian guitar passages, and flipped-out electronic space-psych, are perhaps the best surf-inspired tracks Ive heard in years. Its spine-chilling how producer Randall Dunn (Sunn O))), Earth, Eyvind Kang, Sun City Girls, Secret Chiefs 3, Six Organs Of Admittance, Wayne Horvitz, Matt Chamberlain, Grails, Wolves In The Throne Room, etc.) managed to make this record the ultimate mid-60s surf-vampire-Western revival soundtrack. Elements of Joe Meeks best Moontrekkers productions cross with a dash of Badalamenti murder blues-drama, setting the stage for Steve Schmitts cobra-twilight guitar work and the outlaw drums of Dave Abramson to leave their indelible stains across this 41-minute epic journey." - Alan Bishop (Sun City Girls).

Artist: DIMINISHED MEN
Title: Vision in Crime
Format: LP
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
“Distorted through a shattered lens, Diminished Men refocus hard-boiled cinema and classic instrumental music into something entirely unique. Vision in Crime, their third LP on Sun City Girls Abduction label, unfolds like a paranormal detective story full of delinquent exotica, deranged noir, hyperventilating surf, and shortwave radio nightmares. Opening number "Chamber," an apparition of a forensics crime scene investigation, sets the tone but quickly spirals into the cobra-twilight guitar work of Steve Schmitt on the Aegean Sea-inspired espionage-surf track "Oistros Dolorous." From here the bands mutant lounge carnage weaves through sinister cityscapes and plazas, kudzu-infested forests on the avant-spy jazz of "Kudzu Mine," lost island noir, hallucinatory gamelan rock, and phantom radio dispatches. By the time that mickey sets in, the title-track, a hauntingly gorgeous ballad, closes out the album. Diminished Men possess dangerous musical minds pulsing with nervous electricity, shattering Fender reverb, explodo-free jazz, and gorgeous, sometimes romantic melancholy. Featuring Steve Schmitt on guitars, drummer Dave Abramson (Master Musicians of Bukkake), and Simon Henneman on Bass VI. Vision in Crime includes special guest recording appearances by saxophonists Skerik (Critters Buggin, Garage a Trois, Wayne Horvitz) and Neil Welch (Bad Luck, King Tears Bat Trip). Limited edition of 500.” - Abduction.

Artist: HOUND DOG TAYLORS HAND
Title: Hound Dog Taylors Hand
Format: LP
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
“Abduction Records present the first vinyl LP release of Hound Dog Taylors Hand. The trio consists of Jeffery Taylor (Climax Golden Twins/AFCGT/Spider Trio) on electric guitar, Mark Ostrowski (Monktail/Wally Shoup Quartet) on drums and John Seman (Monktail/Ask The Ages) on contrabass. The music is a heavy dose of jazz, blues, and improvisation. Sharp and destructive yet cerebral and clever, these tracks finally expose one of Seattles best-kept secret treasures to the world as the only way you could have heard them, before would have been at one of their extremely rare live shows in the Puget Sound area or from their locally produced cassette from a few years back. The second track on side one titled "Beatrice", features Climax Golden Twins and Beatrice Harrison. Edition of 500.” - Abduction.

"Hound Dog Taylors Hand bring a highbrow brutalism and cranky chaos to jazz rock. [They] sound like Hound Dog Taylors actual hand looks: scary and slightly off - Fans of Sonny Sharrock and Billy Cobhams Spectrum, take note." - Dave Segal, The Stranger.

Artist: INVISIBLE HANDS, THE
Title: Insect Dilemma/Disallowed
Format: 7"
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"The Invisible Hands is the English translation of the bands original Egyptian Arabic name: El Ayadi El Khafeyya] This is the brand-new project of Alvarius B. (Alan Bishop of Sun City Girls). Recorded in Cairo in October 2012, both tracks on this 7" are not found on the new Invisible Hands self-titled album (ABDT 050CD) and are exclusive to this 45 rpm. Side one is a fully-orchestrated version of two Alvarius B. tracks, one of those tracks, "Insect Dilemma," was included on Sun City Girls classic 330,003 Crossdressers from Beyond the Rig Veda album from 1996. Side B, "Lili Twil," is a cover of a Moroccan folk song from the early 1970s sung in Arabic by Aya Hemeda. Limited edition one-time pressing with full-color picture sleeve." -Abduction.

Artist: INVISIBLE HANDS, THE
Title: S/T
Format: Double LP
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $28.00
"Limited edition 2LP. The Invisible Hands is the English translation of the bands original Egyptian Arabic name: El Ayadi El Khafeyya. Taking almost two years to create amidst an unusual and challenging backdrop, this is the new project of Alvarius B. (Alan Bishop of Sun City Girls). Eleven highly-crafted songs projected through his typically dark lens of songwriting and a band of brilliant musicians from Egypt; this special edition limited 2LP includes the English and Arabic language vocal versions of the album together in one set. Sides A and B are the English album delivered in ABs patented sinister style, drenched in lovely psychedelic folk arrangements and vocal choruses with a nod to what could have potentially been an album that surfaced decades ago but instead found its way into the future, superimposed over historic and tumultuous times in the center of the Arab world. Sides C and D are the Arabic version -- the exact same 11 songs but the lead vocals are sung in Arabic by Cherif El Masri and Aya Hemeda. The mixes are almost identical but there are various subtle differences in instrumentation, vocal choruses, and effects. The group was established during the summer of 2011 and the album was recorded in Cairo in May of 2012. Band members include Cherif El Masri and Aya Hemeda (both former members of popular Egyptian group Eskenderella) with drummer Magued Nagati. On a handful of songs, several other players from the Cairo scene are featured including Sam Shalabi (Shalabi Effect/Land Of Kush) on oud and Mohamed Medhat on violin and viola. This limited edition one-time 2LP vinyl pressing comes in a beautiful heavy-duty gatefold jacket with full-color artwork and all lyrics and credits printed in English and Arabic." -Abduction.

Artist: INVISIBLE HANDS, THE
Title: S/T
Format: CD
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"The Invisible Hands is the English translation of the bands original Egyptian Arabic name: El Ayadi El Khafeyya. Taking almost two years to create amidst an unusual and challenging backdrop, this is the brand new project of Alvarius B. (Alan Bishop of Sun City Girls). Eleven highly-crafted new songs projected through his typically dark lens of songwriting and a band of brilliant musicians from Cairo, the premier, self-titled CD version of this album is the English language vocals edition (see below) delivered in ABs patented sinister style; drenched in lovely psychedelic folk arrangements and vocal choruses with a nod to what could have potentially been an album that surfaced decades ago but instead found its way into the future superimposed over historic and tumultuous times in the center of the Arab world. The group was established during the summer of 2011 and the album was recorded in Cairo in May of 2012. Band members include Cherif El Masri and Aya Hemeda (both former members of popular Egyptian group Eskenderella) with drummer Magued Nagati. On a handful of songs, several other players from the Cairo scene are featured including Sam Shalabi (Shalabi Effect/Land Of Kush) on oud and Mohamed Medhat on violin and viola. All tracks written and sung by Alvarius B. in English. Note: This is the English language CD version of the album. An Arabic language CD version will only be available to purchase in the Middle East. Both English and Arabic language versions will be available for digital download and both versions together will be available as a limited edition 2LP in the very near future." -Abduction.

Artist: INVISIBLE HANDS, THE
Title: Teslam
Format: CD
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"The Invisible Hands is a transcontinental collaboration between Alvarius B. (Alan Bishop of Sun City Girls) and four stellar young musicians from Cairo, Egypt: Cherif El Masri, Aya Hemeda (both formerly of the popular Egyptian group Eskenderella), Adham Zidanand Magued Nagati. On Teslam, The Invisible Hands expand the already panoramic range of their eponymous debut LP with a haunting set of melodic, impeccably crafted songs whose vintage psych/hard-rock edge conjures up early Alice Cooper almost as often as it recalls Sun City Girls and 20th-century icons like Ennio Morricone and Serge Gainsbourg. The bands exquisite sonic palette is deepened by Cairo-based guest musicians Mohamed Ibrahim, Mohamed Moe Asem, andSammy Sayed, as well as by longtime SCG compatriot Eyvind Kang. Recorded in Cairo between 2013 and 2014, Teslam represents a further evolution of Alvarius B.s peerlessly idiosyncratic pop sensibility, which is just as volatile and unclassifiable as his more experimental work. His songwriting -- both on his own, and in partnership with Cherif El Masri -- is marked by a unity of purpose that has compressed countless musical and emotional incongruities into a handful of sharp-edged, pitch-black jewels. A brooding track composed by keyboardist Adham Zidan (The Great Implosion) perfectly complements the records uneasy mood. As usual, Alvarius B.s lyrics comprise an apocalyptic pile-up of cruel metaphors at the intersection of culture, politics and international crime. But they take on new power and new implications as sung by El Masri and Hemeda, whose seductive voices are as inviting as a welcome mat at the gates of hell. Each song stands on its own while also fitting into a planet-sized jigsaw puzzle detailing dark associations and secret narratives that stretch back as far as the foundation of the world. Arguably Alvarius B.s most accessible work to date, Teslam is a generously baited steel-jaw trap for the unwary listener. Like The Invisible Hands 2013 debut,Teslam inevitably reflects the precarious political circumstances in which it was conceived and recorded. As such, its a vivid document not just of an unlikely musical collaboration, but also of a critical moment of hope, defiance, rage and sorrow in one of the worlds most venerable cities. [This limited-edition razor-edged stainless-steel CD comes in a beautiful die cut balsawood jacket that folds out to form a fully operational guillotine. Just kidding, but it does come as a digipak CD with lyrics booklet and lovely artwork]." - B. Kearney.

Artist: INVISIBLE HANDS, THE
Title: Teslam
Format: LP
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"The Invisible Hands is a transcontinental collaboration between Alvarius B. (Alan Bishop of Sun City Girls) and four stellar young musicians from Cairo, Egypt: Cherif El Masri, Aya Hemeda (both formerly of the popular Egyptian group Eskenderella), Adham Zidan and Magued Nagati. On Teslam, The Invisible Hands expand the already panoramic range of their eponymous debut LP with a haunting set of melodic, impeccably crafted songs whose vintage psych/hard-rock edge conjures up early Alice Cooper almost as often as it recalls Sun City Girls and 20th-century icons like Ennio Morricone and Serge Gainsbourg. The bands exquisite sonic palette is deepened by Cairo-based guest musicians Mohamed Ibrahim, Mohamed Moe Asem, and Sammy Sayed, as well as by longtime SCG compatriot Eyvind Kang. Recorded in Cairo between 2013 and 2014, Teslam represents a further evolution of Alvarius B.s peerlessly idiosyncratic pop sensibility, which is just as volatile and unclassifiable as his more experimental work. His songwriting -- both on his own, and in partnership with Cherif El Masri -- is marked by a unity of purpose that has compressed countless musical and emotional incongruities into a handful of sharp-edged, pitch-black jewels. A brooding track composed by keyboardist Adham Zidan (The Great Implosion) perfectly complements the records uneasy mood. As usual, Alvarius B.s lyrics comprise an apocalyptic pile-up of cruel metaphors at the intersection of culture, politics and international crime. But they take on new power and new implications as sung by El Masri and Hemeda, whose seductive voices are as inviting as a welcome mat at the gates of hell. Each song stands on its own while also fitting into a planet-sized jigsaw puzzle detailing dark associations and secret narratives that stretch back as far as the foundation of the world. Arguably Alvarius B.s most accessible work to date, Teslam is a generously baited steel-jaw trap for the unwary listener. Like The Invisible Hands 2013 debut, Teslam inevitably reflects the precarious political circumstances in which it was conceived and recorded. As such, its a vivid document not just of an unlikely musical collaboration, but also of a critical moment of hope, defiance, rage and sorrow in one of the worlds most venerable cities." - B. Kearney.

Artist: KANG, EYVIND
Title: Plainlight
Format: LP
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"A gorgeous set of new tracks by the brilliant composer and multi-instrumentalist Eyvind Kang. It took him a decade and a half to revisit the vibe concocted on his masterpiece from 2001, Live Low To The Earth In The Iron Age, but the wait was worth it. It features an array of spiritually intoxicating instrumentation: tamboura, electric guitar, organ, trumpet, oboe, trombone, and Korean traditional instruments. Eyvind Kang on Plainlight: "In 2002 I wanted to make a kind of sequel to my first solo record on Abduction, Live Low To The Earth In The Iron Age. I found that the weight of sounds seemed to evaporate the compositions. The last thing I wanted to make was a traditional shoegaze recording. 15 years later, I had a strange dream: a voice said Because a plainlight has fallen in Heaven, heartbreak would cease. This statement then became a kind of guiding image and method. Thus, with Korean traditional instruments playing the ostinato and drone, things fell into place. I would like to thank all the musicians, Randall Dunn, Alan Bishop, and each and every listener." Limited edition, one-time pressing; Edition of 400." - Abduction.

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

Artist: NEUNG PHAK
Title: (Mono Pause)
Format: CD
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $14.50
"2004 release, now fully available. The precursor to the radically life-changing Fucking USA 7" (ABD 031). Not only will listening to this music take your mind off how youll manage paying off your debts and surrendering your soul to the ruling elite, but its almost a soundtrack manifesto justifying a great "career move" where you can uproot your pathetic and truly meaningless life in Western society and relocate to the great inner-peninsula of Southeast Asia. This is what you could be listening to when you move into that cheap apartment overlooking the Chao Phraya River: some roots "Molarm beat" from the Lao countryside, creamy Khmer ballads and Cambodian Rock, with a dash of Bangkok big city pop. Dig this template of tropical seduction, from rural to urban, through thick sewage and pristine rice paddies, side-steppin the sex tourist industry just enough to make this disc legal to purchase. On second thought, stay where you are and dont ruin it for the rest of us whose souls are firmly embedded in the great tunnels beneath the underground cities of Angkor stretching their way to the sewers of Soi Cowboy. Its starting to get too crowded over here! Stay where you are!" - Abduction.

Artist: NEUNG PHAK
Title: 2
Format: LP
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"In the pantheon of Western-tilted South East Asian tribute groups, Oakland, Californias Neung Phak (pronounced: "Noong PAHK") have carved out a decades worth of inspired and unique recordings and performance since their 2001 debut, (birthed as a spin-off from legendary Bay Area group Mono Pause). Galvanized by exposure to thousands of South East Asian cassette tapes, LPs and radio broadcasts harvested during years of travels (co-founder Mark Gergis is a key conspirator with international record label Sublime Frequencies), the 7-piece group play folk and pop sounds from Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Vietnam and elsewhere, using a variety of Western and non-Western instruments. Neung Phak delivers international sounds that trade the gloss and sheen of so-called "World Music" for the energy and unpredictability you can find when youre somewhere else. After two releases on Abduction and several performances and tours, Neung Phak have returned with their second full-length studio LP. 2 showcases molam-folk pop and acid-rock hauntings from Thailands yesterday and today, Javanese dancefloor dangdut, and Cambodian instrumental dramas -- all retold in inimitable Neung Phak parlance. The stunning Indonesian pop gem, "Bang Toyib," features guest Alan Bishop (Sun City Girls) on Bahasa vocals. Thai dance-pop cuts "Poot" and "Poo Jud" feature veteran singer Diana Hayes. The damning "Fucking USA" was purportedly recorded in a North Korean studio -- and the epic retelling of the classic southern Thai-styled "Sat Chatri," closes down the LP in sprawling, psychedelic form. Limited edition one-time pressing of 500 copies with download card." -Abduction.

Artist: NEUNG PHAK
Title: 2
Format: CD
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"In the pantheon of Western-tilted South East Asian tribute groups, Oakland, Californias Neung Phak (pronounced: "Noong PAHK") have carved out a decades worth of inspired and unique recordings and performance since their 2001 debut, (birthed as a spin-off from legendary Bay Area group Mono Pause). Galvanized by exposure to thousands of South East Asian cassette tapes, LPs and radio broadcasts harvested during years of travels (co-founder Mark Gergis is a key conspirator with international record label Sublime Frequencies), the 7-piece group play folk and pop sounds from Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Vietnam and elsewhere, using a variety of Western and non-Western instruments. Neung Phak delivers international sounds that trade the gloss and sheen of so-called "World Music" for the energy and unpredictability you can find when youre somewhere else. After two releases on Abduction and several performances and tours, Neung Phak have returned with their second full-length studio LP. 2 showcases molam-folk pop and acid-rock hauntings from Thailands yesterday and today, Javanese dancefloor dangdut, and Cambodian instrumental dramas -- all retold in inimitable Neung Phak parlance. The stunning Indonesian pop gem, "Bang Toyib," features guest Alan Bishop (Sun City Girls) on Bahasa vocals. Thai dance-pop cuts "Poot" and "Poo Jud" feature veteran singer Diana Hayes. The damning "Fucking USA" was purportedly recorded in a North Korean studio -- and the epic retelling of the classic southern Thai-styled "Sat Chatri" closes down the album in sprawling, psychedelic form." -Abduction.

Artist: POREST
Title: Tourrorists!
Format: CD
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $14.50
"Abduction Records presents the fourth full-length release from Oakland, Californias one-man detonator, Porest. Tourrorists! is a diabolical folk power-stew told through swirling Mid-Eastern psych-rockers, contraband cut-ups, illegal pop epics, instrumental songs of political sabotage and clever tales about travel, terror and more. This album is a lit-fuse, bound to be banned! Discover the awful truth about becoming a U.S. citizen. Bear witness to the tragic disco anthem of a Guantanamo escapee. Discover the inner-secrets of an emerging global cannibalism trade and get powerful information on some of the most exciting terror cells operating both in and outside of the United States today! Five-thousand Americans died to bring you this album...and 5,000 more will die if you dont buy it RIGHT NOW! Also featured are special musical guests including Finlands Aavikko." - Abduction.

Artist: SUN CITY GIRLS
Title: Carnival Folklore Resurrection Radio One & Two
Format: Double CD
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
Volume 11/12 in a series of hopefully never-ending CDs under the title of the Sun City Girls Carnival Folklore Resurrection. Limited one time only pressing of 1000 copies. "Originally aired on Brian Turners WFMU radio show in November of 2002, this head-splitting 2 CD set is unlike any previous SCG encounter. The landmark broadcast includes: radio collage (from Thailand and beyond), trio Improv, pseudo-Rock, Folk, French and Italian pop, Noise, ethereal space music, answering machine messages, Uncle Jim rants, lounge, field recordings, fucked-up Hip-Hop and much MORE. The set also features the SCG soundtrack music (Nibiru) to the opening shot from Harmony Korines British TV documentary of David Blaines 44 day fast in a suspended glass box over London and an excerpt from an actual Masonic Funeral! Several of the songs have been re-mixed from the original aired broadcast. AND, a Track by SPECS ONE and a distant message from LAIRD HENN appear as guest performers." - Abduction.
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Artist: SUN CITY GIRLS
Title: Carnival Folklore Resurrection Vol. 13: 98.6 IS DEATH
Format: CD
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $14.50
"The Carnival Folklore Resurrection keeps rolling in the Made for Radio format with this hour-long broadcast aired on WFPK in Louisville Kentucky in April of 2004. More manic than the 2-disc Vol. 11/12 which preceded it, there are 37 pieces crammed in 58 minutes of SCG razor-sharp patented assembly including studio outtakes from the Juggernaut and Piasa?.Devourer of Men LP recording sessions from the early 1990s, live SCG cuts, Alvarius Bacharach, whacked ideas on how to make money in a bad economy, cryptic audio theatre message rants including Uncle Jim and other characters, an Indian banjo raga by Sir RB from a hotel in Bangalore, Mexicana radio collage, indescribable subversive weirdness and its all capped-off with a cover of Morricones Man w/ a Harmonica! Limited one time pressing of 1000 copies." - Abduction.
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Artist: SUN CITY GIRLS
Title: Dulce (Original Soundtrack Recording)
Format: CD
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $15.50
"Originally released as a limited edition LP of 1000 copies in 1998, this is another mysterious soundtrack work by Sun City Girls, featuring guest appearances by Eyvind Kang, The Ruins and Jesse Paul Miller. The music flips back and forth from melodic and reflective themes to shards of noise and collective improvisation. Throw in some clarinet lounge music and spooked-out drama and you have the backdrop to a film that was never completed, explained further here from the original liner notes by Alan Bishop: "A nervous, stuttering Japanese gentleman phones me in the Fall of 1995 requesting soundtrack services from Sun City Girls for his new film project about a secret underground alien base in New Mexico most commonly referred to as Dulce. The real kick for us came when our new Japanese friend finally announced his allegiance to the esoteric Aum Shinrikyo group most famous for the sarin gas poisoning in a Tokyo subway not long ago. He also professed to be a former associate of Aum technical minister Hideo Murai who was killed by a Korean hitman in April of 1995. Murai joined the Aum priesthood in 1986, becoming the head of its science unit focusing on the current state of electromagnetic weapons development including EM beams using lasers and plasma. We flew to Japan to perform a few shows in April of 1996 and a clandestine meeting was arranged with our mysterious director friend on one of our days off in the electronics district of Osaka which happened to be less than a mile from where we were staying. So Doctor Gocher and I pretended to take a souvenir-gathering stroll down the hill and met Hachiro Maki (a pseudonym, Im sure) nearby in a temple courtyard. After thirty minutes of reviewing rough cuts on his swivel-screen Hi-8 camera and discussing the necessity of anonymity in todays international fast lane, we were one million yen richer with an 8mm tape in my back pocket. Havent heard from him since..." --Alan Bishop, 1998.

Artist: SUN CITY GIRLS
Title: Eye Mohini: Sun City Girls Singles Vol. 3
Format: CD
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Volume 3 in the series of Sun City Girls singles, compilations, and rare tracks, consists of material recorded between the mid-1980s and early 1990s. Much of this collection reflects the Arabic guitar instrumental and acoustic pseudo-Asian vocal folk styles of the band from the period when they recorded relentlessly. The 14 cuts vary wildly in scope yet maintain a consistent listening experience throughout, bridging a wide gap between the bands second full-length LP Grotto of Miracles (Track 3 -- "Gum Arabic" -- being the only true outtake from that recording session) in 1986 and the 1993 launch of the groups Abduction label after the band relocated from Phoenix to Seattle. All four tracks from the Eye Mohini single as well as all six tracks from the Borungku Si Derita double single are included here, the latter featuring a vicious rehearsal version of Esoterica of Abyssynia with a rare captured occurrence of both Bishop brothers playing electric guitars. The remaining two tracks from Three Fake Female Orgasms double single not included on Volume 2 of this series are present with the extremely rare studio version of "Kickin the Dragon" from a triple 7" box set released by an obscure Bay Area label in 1994. The disc is rounded out by a 10-minute live track from the Heinz Afterworld Lounge in Oakland from 1992 where SCG closed the show with a heavy and ecstatic version of "The Flower" from their Torch of the Mystics LP. As in the previous two volumes of this series, this CD is sequenced to play as a full album and is an excellent entry point for the non-initiated into a band that produced as diverse and intimidating a back catalog as any other entity in modern music." -Abduction.
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Artist: SUN CITY GIRLS
Title: Funeral Mariachi
Format: LP
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"In stunning fashion, Sun City Girls final studio record caps a 27-year run for what many hail as the most bizarre, eclectic and provocative musical trio ever assembled. From the delirious intro of "Bens Radio" to the final drum crash of the title track, Funeral Mariachi delivers 11 well-crafted gems which display the refined studio production side of SCG shrouded in that otherworldly glow which has always separated the group from their contemporaries. Beyond the gorgeous folk and vocal styles which drive the album, there is a heavy retro Italian cinema influence, Arabic and Indonesian references, and a ghostly psychedelic moodiness throughout. Post-production and final mastering was completed by the Bishop Brothers after the untimely death of Charles Gocher in 2007 and the results will not disappoint followers of this impossible-to-describe unit. Funeral Mariachi provides a perfect introduction to the more melodic sector of the SCG universe surfacing, ironically, at the end of their career in the form of what someday should become one of the most beloved records they ever created. Limited one-time-only vinyl pressing housed in a beautiful, heavy-duty full-color gatefold jacket with the back cover photo taken during the last SCG photo session in 2006." - Abduction.
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Artist: SUN CITY GIRLS
Title: Funeral Mariachi
Format: CD
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"In stunning fashion, Sun City Girls final studio record caps a 27-year run for what many hail as the most bizarre, eclectic and provocative musical trio ever assembled. From the delirious intro of "Bens Radio" to the final drum crash of the title track, Funeral Mariachi delivers 11 well-crafted gems which display the refined studio production side of SCG shrouded in that otherworldly glow which has always separated the group from their contemporaries. Beyond the gorgeous folk and vocal styles which drive the album, there is a heavy retro Italian cinema influence, Arabic and Indonesian references, and a ghostly psychedelic moodiness throughout. Post-production and final mastering was completed by the Bishop Brothers after the untimely death of Charles Gocher in 2007 and the results will not disappoint followers of this impossible-to-describe unit. Funeral Mariachi provides a perfect introduction to the more melodic sector of the SCG universe surfacing, ironically, at the end of their career in the form of what someday should become one of the most beloved records they ever created. CD pressing housed in a beautiful, heavy-duty, 24-point, full-color mini-LP replica-styled gatefold jacket with the back cover photo taken during the last SCG photo session in 2006." -Abduction
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Artist: SUN CITY GIRLS
Title: Jacks Creek
Format: CD
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $15.50
"The Sun City Girls Jacks Creek was originally released in 1995, now reissued here on CD for the first time since the limited edition vinyl original went out-of-print 12 years ago. As Robert Dayton reviewed the LP version: "This album was reviled by the more avant-hipster snob crowd. As time passes, its reputation surely grows to put it right up there with the finest of The Sun City Girls diverse canon. And that is saying something! Being an act that can already alienate the unready, what caused this record to alienate their more uptight fans? Maybe its because it was their hillbilly album. Maybe its because the album opens during a still evening on a back porch with them talking about a mysteriously colored smell that predates an Indian burial ground and moaning He wore red to keep the devil away and distant howling and warnings that get more and more spooked out, gradually turning into a disfigured, slackjaw, downhoe preying on urban fears over its thirteen-plus minutes running time. Then follows a percussive piano-based swamp chase led by a gnarled stick shaker which turns over into improperly distilled moonshine chants. Side two contains lots of little musically inventive snapshots and curios. A good time jamboree on termite wood called "Useless Stillborn." A Civil War call to arms for people way too rot gut broken down to ever pass the draft. And oh so much more to offer from this trio who go above and beyond the call of duty of what could have been (but not in their hands) a one (or thirty) joke premise. I take it that you are already musically adventurous, well, give this a try! Feels like theyre shrinking (expanding) your head and preserving it in a jug." - Abduction.

Artist: SUN CITY GIRLS
Title: Juggernaut (Original Soundtrack Recording)
Format: CD
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $15.50
"Originally released as a limited edition LP by Abduction Records in 1994, and released on CD for the first time ever, this is an essential yet overlooked Sun City Girls recording consisting of various electric and acoustic tracks with a few compositional ideas rarely heard or revisited in their immense back catalog. And when we say compositional, we mean improvisation as composition which was basically the SCG method of operation in the studio. The record opens with two patented SCG stretched electric guitar/bass/drum works of dark beauty and then things become weirder as odd keyboards, acoustic instrumental and percussive pieces, and strange vocals start to dominate the rest of the album, setting the mood for Piasa... Devourer of Men which was recorded directly after Juggernaut. These tracks were exclusively created for a short film project by Mark Roman Bodnar and Kyrill Kazemirovitch Protsenko (a Ukraine/USA co-production) which resulted in a limited promo VHS release and a few festival screenings before the film was buried and forgotten. Segments from many of the ten tracks were actually used in the film, although there is much more to hear on the original full-length cuts found here. Some of the most unusual SCG studio recordings are contained on Juggernaut, all recorded live to 4-track cassette in 1993 in Seattle by Scott Colburn." - Abduction.

Artist: SUN CITY GIRLS
Title: Live At The Sit & Spin, Seattle May 17, 2002
Format: LP
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
Originally available at live shows on the Brothers Unconnected 2008 North American tour. One time pressing of 1000 copies.
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Artist: SUN CITY GIRLS
Title: Napoleon & Josephine (Singles Volume 2)
Format: CD
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"This is the second volume in a series featuring rare singles and unreleased tracks from Sun City Girls. In the summer of 1988, Sun City Girls began working on two records simultaneously: Torch Of The Mystics and Dantes Disneyland Inferno. The former was finished and released in December of 1989 but the latter wasnt released until April of 1996. Over those eight years, Dantes morphed into an entirely different record due to several songs originally targeted for inclusion being hijacked by other projects. Two tracks ("X+Y" and "Frankenstein") were siphoned-off to the Kaliflower LP in 1993 and 4 tracks (1, 11, 12, 13) included here were released on 7" singles in the early 90s. The two most notable of the singles tracks dominate this record. "Napoleon & Josephine," a 13-minute episodic conversation between a vagrant and a shop owner, was originally released as a single in 1991 on Scratch Records. The full track was split into sides (parts 1 & 2) running over 6 minutes long. An alternative mix which had been shelved for 15 years is featured here. "Reflection Of A Young Boy Eating From A Can Of Dog Food On A Shiny Red X-Mas Ball" was originally released as side 4 on the double single 3 Fake Female Orgasms (Majora, 1991) and was 8 minutes in length. This extended version is the original complete recording, running 22 minutes. Legendary Phoenix electronic musician and SCG associate David Oliphant mixed and processed the entire piece live to tape in his studio. The remainder of this set is composed of like-minded and literary SCG singles and compilation tracks, including the previously unreleased "The Weatherman" which was originally recorded as an introduction for "Napoleon & Josephine." This is the second of a multi-volume set of rare & long out-of-print singles, compilation, and unreleased tracks to be assembled and sequenced to play as full-length records. Vinyl editions may also appear in time." -Abduction.
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Artist: SUN CITY GIRLS
Title: Piasa... Devourer of Men
Format: CD
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $15.50
"One of the strangest and most overlooked Sun City Girls recordings, Piasa... Devourer of Men was originally released on vinyl in 1994 and went out-of-print almost immediately. The record contains a series of short, folk-based tracks of raw beauty and intense moods. Most of the tracks were recorded in 1993 right after the completion of the Juggernaut soundtrack and some of the same ideas carried over into this project. A young and enthusiastic Italian director by the name of Antonio Pomola contracted SCG to create these recordings for his new film. The film was never completed and perhaps it was only an idea, but if it were to ever manifest, this music would certainly seem to fit the story line and the directors vision; the legend of a giant pre-historic flying reptilian terrorizing an early 1800s Indian tribe in Midwest America. Most of the tracks were created with acoustic instruments and voice and, with the exception of two tracks, the entire score was improvised. Recorded live to 4-track cassette by Scott Colburn, there is a strange, cohesive feel that runs throughout the album including several ceremonial and pan-ethnic tracks. Some cuts are completely indescribable. Reissued here on CD for the first time on Abduction, here is your chance to finally hear the cigarette played as a percussive instrument in an ashtray on the track "Nighthunting," among many other highly unique SCG tracks." - Abduction
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Artist: SUN CITY GIRLS
Title: Static From The Outside Set
Format: CD
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $14.50
"Created for the "On The Wire" Radio Lancashire show, aired only once and never archived, Static From The Outside Set is a delirious roller-coaster ride through the prism of Sun City Girls audio archaeology. Hosted by the corpse of Mexican film legend Cantinflas, this 60-minute radio show is packed with unreleased SCG nuggets from studio tracks of classic cover tunes ("Gently Johnny" and "Gimme that Wine") to absurdist radio narratives ("Sacrifice in the USA" and "Lesters Dictionary"). Not since the halcyon days of Ken Nordines word jazz programs have radio shows been prepared to fuck your mind with a blunt dagger, yet SCG are much more diabolical and have spiked the punch with plenty of morphine drip and a Demerol lollipop or two thrown in to ease the unease. This is a limited one-time pressing of 1000 copies. Volume 14 of SCGs Carnival Folklore Resurrection series. " - Abduction.
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Artist: SUN CITY GIRLS
Title: Torch of The Mystics
Format: LP
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Limited edition LP version with insert. Torch of the Mystics, the most popular and revered Sun City Girls album, was recorded in the summer of 1988 and became the first LP released on the Majora label in January of 1990 in an edition of 1000 copies (the original CD version was released by Tupelo Recording Company in 1993 and is long out of print). Reissued here for the first time, this record has influenced and inspired a wide variety of musicians and artists and continues to blow the minds of those hearing it for the first time today. Arguably as unique a psychedelic statement as anything else that has appeared since the early 1970s, Torch of the Mystics cannot easily be compared to any other album youve heard. Here is Byron Coleys original review from the May 1990 issue of Spin magazine:
"Just out of the box, and so majestic that it makes my brain do out-skull jigs across my sizzling, glass-strewn floor, is the Sun City Girls new LP, Torch of the Mystics. As the heppest of you undoubtedly know, the Girls are a death-defying improv-rock band from Arizona who number no females amongst their membership, but who still bleed profusely on a near-monthly basis. Their recordings tend to be scattershot fiestas of lump-rich style gumbo, and Mystics is easily the richest, lumpiest puddle of guh theyve yet emitted. The sounds on this record have moments of style-lifting, however, that should endear them even to fans of olden-days out-rock (a notoriously Luddite audience). At one point youll hear the circa-65 Mothers chanting Help Im A Rock while being pushed into a kettle of boiling oil by the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band; at another youll swear that your head is stuck in a lardy commode while one of the Fugs ESP recording sessions rages around your sweat-soaked and heaving trousers. ET-fuckin-CETERA. But these cops are not central parts of the whole. They pop up, rather, amidst swirling, psychedelic ethnic forgeries that will make Can fans renounce post-Landed Kraut Rock wax. Combined with this is greasy, long-wound-out puling that could come from nowhere but the small Arizona trailer park that birthed these honchos. The mix is nothing short of bo-weaving and I cant imagine that this disc will have many equals in 1990." Remastered by Mark Gergis." - FE.

Artist: SUN CITY GIRLS
Title: Torch of the Mystics
Format: CD
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Torch of the Mystics, the most popular and revered Sun City Girls album, was recorded in the summer of 1988 and became the first LP released on the Majora label in January of 1990 in an edition of 1000 copies (the original CD version was released by Tupelo Recording Company in 1993 and is long out of print). Reissued here for the first time, this record has influenced and inspired a wide variety of musicians and artists and continues to blow the minds of those hearing it for the first time today. Arguably as unique a psychedelic statement as anything else that has appeared since the early 1970s, Torch of the Mystics cannot easily be compared to any other album youve heard. Here is Byron Coleys original review from the May 1990 issue of Spin magazine:
"Just out of the box, and so majestic that it makes my brain do out-skull jigs across my sizzling, glass-strewn floor, is the Sun City Girls new LP, Torch of the Mystics. As the heppest of you undoubtedly know, the Girls are a death-defying improv-rock band from Arizona who number no females amongst their membership, but who still bleed profusely on a near-monthly basis. Their recordings tend to be scattershot fiestas of lump-rich style gumbo, and Mystics is easily the richest, lumpiest puddle of guh theyve yet emitted. The sounds on this record have moments of style-lifting, however, that should endear them even to fans of olden-days out-rock (a notoriously Luddite audience). At one point youll hear the circa-65 Mothers chanting Help Im A Rock while being pushed into a kettle of boiling oil by the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band; at another youll swear that your head is stuck in a lardy commode while one of the Fugs ESP recording sessions rages around your sweat-soaked and heaving trousers. ET-fuckin-CETERA. But these cops are not central parts of the whole. They pop up, rather, amidst swirling, psychedelic ethnic forgeries that will make Can fans renounce post-Landed Kraut Rock wax. Combined with this is greasy, long-wound-out puling that could come from nowhere but the small Arizona trailer park that birthed these honchos. The mix is nothing short of bo-weaving and I cant imagine that this disc will have many equals in 1990." CD in digipak with eight-page booklet. Remastered by Mark Gergis." - Abduction.

Artist: SUN CITY GIRLS
Title: Youre Never Alone with a Cigarette (Singles Volume 1)
Format: CD
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Recorded in July of 1988 during the sessions that produced Sun City Girls most popular recording, these nine tracks represent the other half of songs which were originally prepared as a 2LP demo version of Torch of the Mystics for Placebo Records in 1989. The sequencing of all 20 tracks at the time was entirely different with the predominately instrumental tracks in this collection mixed in and around the mostly vocal tracks of what became Torch. Placebo went out of business shortly after this proposed 2LP idea was presented to them but Majora Records quickly stepped in to begin releasing most of the material. Included here are five tracks from early Majora singles: "100 Pounds of Black Olives" and "The Fine-Tuned Machines of Lemuria" (the complete unreleased 12-minute version) from the single "Youre Never Alone with a Cigarette" and all three tracks from Record #1 of the double 7" Three Fake Female Orgasms -- "Plaster Cupids Falling from the Ceiling," "The Beauty of Benghazi," and "Souvenirs from Jangare." The short piece "Harmful Little Armful" is from the triple 7" box set Bruce Lee, Heroin, and the Punk Scene (from a Bay Area label Massacre at Central High) and rounding out the set are three unreleased studio tracks recorded the same day as much of the Torch LP: never before heard versions of "Amazon One," "Sev Acher," and "Wild World of Animals." This is the first of a multi-volume set of reissued singles, compilation, and unreleased tracks to be assembled and sequenced to play as full-length records. Vinyl editions may also appear in time."-Abduction
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Artist: UNCLE JIM
Title: Superstars Of Greenwich Meantime
Format: CD
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $14.50
"This is a CD reissue of this previously vinyl-only, limited-edition 500-copy release, originally issued on the Black Velvet Fuckere label.  Ruling at the perpetual pivot and pole of a peerless sound world over the past 25 years, the Sun City Girls are one of the few last Arab cowboys of genius. Superstars Of Greenwich Meantime is the premier long player from Uncle Jim (aka Alan Bishop) - a smoked out X+Y= Fuck You dialectic. Rawer than Rudy Ray Moore, shrewder than Lenny Bruce, more spoken tongue wizard insanity than Lord Buckley and more deranged than Charles Baudelaire; this is Bishops own personal anthology of black humour, filled to the brim with cranky diatribes backed up by bad ass musicians (including all of the Sun City Girls). A masterpiece of the SCG canon.  Featuring Charles Gocher, Richard Bishop, Alvarius B, Liz Allbee, Andrew McGinnis, Specs One and Porest." - Abduction.

Artist: ABLAZE!
Title: The City Is Ablaze! The Story of a Post-Punk Popzine, 1984 - 1994
Format: Book
Label: Ablaze!
Country: UK
Price: $50.00
"..limited edition of 500 books, signed by the author, hand-numbered, stickered with RSD logo, and with a free gift in the form of a sheet of errata including a long-lost letter from Thurston Moore(providing the concluding piece of the Sonic Youthcontroversy!) And when you read the section of the book entitled "Record Shop Skulkers," youll know whyThe City Is Ablaze! and Record Store Day are a perfect match. Ablaze! fanzine was published in Manchester and Leeds in the late 80s and early 90s by Karren Ablaze!. The best bits of this notorious and outspokenly passionately zine are now available in book format. Alongside hundreds of zine pages, The City Is Ablaze! features new writings by Karren and other members of the Ablaze! team, as well as interviews with fanzine writers John Robb (Rox),Dave Haslam (Debris), and Richard Johnson (Grim Humour), essays by DIY cultural commentators Lucy Cage and Deborah Withers, a re-examination of the Riot Grrrl movement, and an epilogue by Gary Jarman. This 320-page A4 book also covers other zines that Karren produced in Manchester and Leeds between 1984 and 1994, capturing an era where DIY was de rigueur and indie actually meant something. Youll be able to read original interviews with the following bands (in chronological order). Eyeless In Gaza, The Membranes, The Stone Roses, The Inca Babies, Tools You Can Trust, The Bodines,Inspiral Carpets, The Pastels, The Janitors,Happy Mondays, King Of The Slums, The Dust Devils, The Shamen, Cud, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., The Pixies, Throwing Muses, The Sundays,Thrilled Skinny, Rapeman, UT, Dog Faced Hermans, Edsel Auctioneer, Mudhoney, AC Temple, fIREHOSE, Band Of Susans, Henry Rollins, Live Skull, Kilgore Trout, The Sun And The Moon, The Breeders, Happy Flowers,Silverfish, The Keatons, The Stretchheads,Pregnant Neck, Mayomberos Alive, Fluff,Archbishop Kebab, Nirvana, Pale Saints, Mercury Rev, The Heart Throbs, Babes In Toyland,American Music Club, Hole, Pavement, My Bloody Valentine, Shudder To Think, The Wedding Present, Leatherface, Nation Of Ulysses,Tsunami, Poster Children, Sugar, Moonshake,Hood, and Polvo. The book also includes irate letters from Morrissey and Thurston Moore. The City Is Ablaze! reads like a musical history of the late 80s and early 90s, a history that could only be obtained by surfing the sliproads, sneaking backstage at a thousand shows, sleeping on strangers floors and living to type up the tales of the sounds that defined an era." - Ablaze!

Artist: P.D.
Title: Inweglos
Format: CD
Label: Absurd
Country: Greece
Price: $13.00
"Little by little, the musical career of Ralf Wehowsky is unfolded on CD, either his work with P16.D4 or its predecessor PD. Some of these works were released as EaRLyW, simple because Wehowsky (aka RLW) was the main man behind P16.D4 and PD, but here as PD. The band included members such as RLW, Jochen Pense, Joachim Stender and Achim Szepanski. PD recorded Inweglos LP, but also a 7" and a flexidisc - the latter are not included in this release, for reasons I dont know. In some of these tracks PD is shown as a typical Neue Deutsche Welle band: finding their own form within rock music based on punk and new wave but in a more alternative form and as always with German lyrics. PD use to quite an extensive part synthesizers and rhythmboxes, along with bass guitars, guitars and vocals. At times they sound like a very free form improv band and at other times a more rock version of the early Der Plan, but without so much of humour involved in Der Plan. PD is much more political (see Ayatollah Carter) and also more dark in their lyrics - save for some hints towards disco in Progressive Disco. Some of the material forecasts the later P16.D4 work, such as in the semi cut-up of Kurzzug Nach Frankfurt, but in general fits the 1980 sound very well: distorted, free form music, taking punk and new wave in a much wider field of music. Maybe I didnt play the LP in many years, but the renewed appearance is for sure a good one. It was indeed one of those more obscure classics waiting to be re-issued." - FdW.
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Artist: SONIC CATERING BAND
Title: Live from the Canteens of Atlantis
Format: Double CD
Label: Absurd
Country: GREECE
Price: $14.00
"Spanning their very brief live career from 1998 - 2001, the two CDs convey all that was exciting, frustrating, ridiculous and ultimately nourishing about an S.Catering performance. CD1 begins at the beginning: w/ the first carrot chop at Londons 333 nightclub, 27th September 1998 and ends at the end: Genevas Moloko restaurant, 9th November 2001. In between lies a lean collage mix of culinary overdrive, assembled from every gig the project did capturing the various moods & atmospheres that were created during their live sets. Extracts of their 5 hour shift at The Moloko are manipulated and included between tracks 1,3,5 and capture/present a dense atmosphere at the restaurant. a cd giving you a great example of their sound, showing nearly all of the projects sides, full of various & bizarre moods & atmospheres, sometimes a bit rhythmic or others harsh or obscure. CD2 is the documentation of their last proper performance at genevas forde gallery. An hours recording full of meditative, abstract,spacious soundscapes. This is sonic catering bands definitive live document, minus the food of course. The CDs come in a gatefold package with a reminisce by the band and a list of our live dates/venues." - Absurd.

Artist: ABUELO & NADA, MIGUEL
Title: Miguel Abuelo Et Nada
Format: LP
Label: Abuelo
Country: France
Price: $28.00
"1973 album by Miguel Abuelo & Nada while he was living in France is, no doubt, one of the best Argentinian rock albums ever recorded, and probably also one of the best out of South America. Miguel, a true legend of Argentinian rock music, recruited some Argentinian musicians who were living in Paris at the time and recorded this wonderful album, but the band never promoted it because they disbanded very quickly. The LP became a collectable item very soon, and this is the first vinyl reissue with the original artwork in its gatefold cover, and the insert with the lyrics. Seven long tracks, stunning blend of psychedelia, folk and hard-rock. A nicely done reissue of such a classic, with tremendous sound quality and limited to 500 copies." - Abuelo

Artist: AMBOLLEY, GYEDU-BLAY
Title: Simigwa
Format: LP
Label: Academy
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Gyedu-Blay Ambolley unleashed his unique brand of simigwa music on an eager yet unsuspecting world in 1975 with the release of this, his debut album. Suffused with his larger-than-life personality, this LP is an absolutely irresistible manifesto of his heavy afro-funk simigwa philosophy. This record spawned a genuine dance craze in Ghana and is even considered a foundational record of the hip lifestyle of hip hop that is popular in Ghana today. Long sought-after by collectors, Academy LPs and Voodoo Funk have teamed up once again to revive this incredible record from the vibrant musical scene of 70s West Africa. Mastered from the original master tapes and featuring the rather remarkable original sleeve, this is an ultra high-quality reissue that continues the reputation weve built with our previous releases. This is a limited, one-time only pressing of 1500 LPs." -Academy.

Artist: CUTLASS DANCE BAND
Title: Dont Commot Me / Obiara Wondo
Format: 7"
Label: Academy
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"Though we were able to license these songs from the band, we were not able to get much in the way of information about this devastating early 70s Afro funk 45 by the enigmatic Cutlass Band. What we do know is that both sides are prime examples of the heavy, raw sounds that Academy and Voodoo Funk have been seeking out for their ongoing 45 series. With restored sound faithful to the original release and artwork derived from original sources, this single is a proud addition to our previous releases." - Academy.
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Artist: LOS ISSIFU AND HIS MOSLEMS
Title: Tanga Beat
Format: 7"
Label: Academy
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"Starting his career with the Cafe De France Band in 1967, Los Issifu traveled around Ghana and Burkina Faso singing with various groups for almost 10 years before returning to his hometown of Ashanti Mampong in the north of Ghana to form the band heard on this 45. Pulled from his extremely rare Tanga Beat LP, the two songs here are prime examples of the raw, gritty Afro funk that Academy and Voodoo Funk have been issuing in their collaborative 45 series. It doesnt hurt that Kana Soro leads off with a massive break either. As usual, this fully licensed release features vibrant restored sound and artwork derived from the original sources." - Academy.
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Artist: MEBUSAS
Title: Blood Brothers
Format: LP
Label: Academy
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"A large and multitalented group, THE MEBUSAS Blood Brothers album (1973) reflects the diversity of its members. Elements of soul, funk and psychedelic rock as well as Latin, Caribbean and African music come together in a powerfully unique album recorded in Nigeria. This is the first ever reissue of their only LP." - Academy.
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Artist: PSYCHEDELIC ALIENS, THE
Title: Psycho African Beat
Format: LP
Label: Academy
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
LP version. Includes 12-page booklet with historic photos and liner notes written by band leader Ricky Teifer. "Most anticipated African release ever! Like most stories involving aliens, this one seems, well, made up. But it really happened. For a few years in the late 60s to early 70s worlds collided and aliens walked among us. Psycho African Beat is the complete recorded output of this amazing group and their unprecedented music that combined elements of American soul , funk, garage rock and psych with African rhythms and melodies -- and made music. This magical moment lasted for three short years producing only three releases: One four-song EP and two 7"s. Today, these three original releases are the most sought after and most elusive African funk records. It took Frank Gossner (Voodoofunk.com, Soulpusher, DJ Franco) four years, nine visits to Ghana , and dozens of newspaper ads and radio announcements to track them down. Official release of these long lost gems, licensed directly from the band. Sharp!" - Academy.
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Artist: PSYCHEDELIC ALIENS, THE
Title: Psycho African Beat
Format: CD
Label: Academy
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Most anticipated African release ever! Like most stories involving aliens, this one seems, well, made up. But it really happened. For a few years in the late 60s to early 70s worlds collided and aliens walked among us. Psycho African Beat is the complete recorded output of this amazing group and their unprecedented music that combined elements of American soul , funk, garage rock and psych with African rhythms and melodies -- and made music. This magical moment lasted for three short years producing only three releases: One four-song EP and two 7"s. Today, these three original releases are the most sought after and most elusive African funk records. It took Frank Gossner (Voodoofunk.com, Soulpusher, DJ Franco) four years, nine visits to Ghana , and dozens of newspaper ads and radio announcements to track them down. Official release of these long lost gems, licensed directly from the band. Hardcover, book-bound CD with a 32-page booklet. Sharp!" - Academy.

Artist: V/A
Title: Lagos Disco Inferno
Format: Double LP
Label: Academy
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Welcome to the Lagos Disco Inferno, the first compilation of rare, Nigerian Disco to be released outside of Africa. Compiled by Frank Gossner (of Voodoofunk.com fame), this record contains 12 tracks that represent the sound of Lagos in the late 1970s. Dean Disi (Music Journalist and formerly Director of Lagos based label TYC Records) wrote the liner notes for this album: it was the era of sheer ecstasy. The music not only represents the vibrancy of youthful expressionism of the time but is also deeply rooted in African rhythm though not traditional in phraseology. This collection of songs marks the development of Nigerian urban pop culture. There was diametric difference in the music of the discos and the music play by the groups. Disco music as played by the DJs was essentially western. The fans could connect with this easily. It was hip, urban and stimulating. The young Nigerian groups were hooked on it and tried to play it but with a distinctive African stamp of their own.�?� Some of the artists on this record were stars of their times while others remained in obscurity. Lagos, a uniquely vibrant, gritty, energetic and sometimes quite dangerous tropical metropolis has always been much more than just a city. A state of mind where third world poverty met the oil boom, where African traditions clashed with Western decadence. Make no mistake, this stuff will have you dance in a feverish rush in no time." - Academy.
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Artist: VICE DEVICE / VOID VISION
Title: Split
Format: LP + CD
Label: Accident Prone
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"First pressing of 330 copies will be on 180gram vinyl, include a copy of the music on CD, and be hand-numbered." - Accident Prone.

Artist: EMACIATOR
Title: Reflection
Format: Double LP
Label: Accidie
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"The long overdue, and miserably delayed, debut full-length by Emaciator (Jon Borges of Pedestrian Deposit, Monorail Trespassing) is finally available. Reflection was recorded in the spring of 2007 and represents the yet undocumented second phase of Emaciators music. Situated both historically and aesthetically between the dirty, depressive gutter pulse of the early cassette releases and the cleaner, blissful guitar shimmer of his newer material, these two pieces of vinyl bridge the gap with ghostly synth-based melodies that drift over a churning urban landscape of gritty static. Conceived of and composed as a complete artistic statement, the sides follow a narrative of deceit and betrayal, bookended by two halves of one musical idea; sides A and D are mirror images of each other, giving the title of the album its double meaning. Emotional and intensely personal, Reflection finds the Emaciator project at its most despairing, positioning aching melodic beauty in a context of bleak drone decay to suggest a kind of rock-bottom hopelessness. This is music for wallowing. Edition of 300."-Accidie

Artist: ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO
Title: Iao Chant from The Cosmic Inferno
Format: CD
Label: Ace Fu
Country: USA
Price: $14.00

Artist: SUN DIAL
Title: Out of Space, Out of Time/Wild Bug
Format: 7
Label: Ace Of Discs
Country: UK
Price: $6.00
"Yes! Its the first new Sun Dial material in, Im not certain, seven or eight years?! Two brief slices of psychedelia state the case that Sundial was, is, and has always been the best of the latter-day psych bands." - Ace Of Discs.
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Artist: OF/GREG DAVIS
Title: Divorce Series # 5
Format: 7"
Label: Ache
Country: Canada
Price: $7.00
"The latest in Aches Divorce series of split 7-inches, and the least abrasive outing to date. Vermonts GREG DAVIS goes up against JEWELLED ANTLER COLLECTIVEs LOREN CHASSE (aka OF), and both camps find sturdy route in field recording acousticism, delivering tracks that illustrate the both artists meditative nature. Water trickles, harps swell, and winds howl, while traditional instruments contemplate their natural surroundings." - Ache.

Artist: RAUHAN ORKESTERI & LAUHKEAT LAMPAAT
Title: Sylissain Oot
Format: CD
Label: Ache
Country: Canada
Price: $14.00
"A CD reissue of the RAUHAN ORKESTRI (PEACE ORCHESTRA)/LAUHKEAT LAMPAAT (MEEK SHEEP) album originally released on LP in 2006 by Italys QBICO label. Ten pieces of free-improv-folk-jazz from Finland, with a distinctive foundation of playful vigor and heartening spirit. Some of the tracks take on a higher timbre and slightly more tongue-in-cheek feel as the quartet splinters into the duo Lauhkeat Lamaat." - Ache.

Artist: GODMAN
Title: God Dog
Format: CD
Label: Acid Mothers Temple
Country: Japan
Price: $19.50
"THE ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE presents a new album from Japanese GODMAN-KAWABATA MAKOTO, HIGASHI HIROSHI, WATANABE YASUYUKI, ENOMOTO TAKAYUKI, and MIYASHITA KEIICHI. Two tracks, "God Dog" and "Dog God," performed with dual guitars, bass, drums, and electronics. Recorded at Zero (Tokyo) August 10, 2005." -Acid Mothers Temple

Artist: MAQUILADORA
Title: White Sands ep
Format: CDR
Label: Acid Mothers Temple Gold Disc Series
Country: Japan
Price: $24.00
"Phil : voice, hermonica, bass, divine incantations, frying pan; Eric : Acoustic guitar, bass, voice; Bruce : Hammond organ, guitar, xylophone, melodica, upright bass, accordion, water phone, voice. Additional musicians : Morgan - drums; Tobby - piano; Pall : guitar. Remixed by Kawabata Makoto. Original released by eunice music 1999. Art work by ELF / Sachiko Ichikawa. An Acid Mothers Temple reissue of the "White Sands EP", the second release by MAQUILADORA, an underground psychedelic trio from San Diego. Remixed by Makoto Kawabata. A classic of real American psychedelia, illuminated by a deep acid glow." - Acid Mothers. Long out of print. Numbered edition of 100.
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Artist: BEDLAM
Title: Demos Anthology 1968-70 (The Cozy Powell Beginnings)
Format: LP
Label: Acid Nightmare
Country: UK
Price: $31.00
"Bedlam and its earlier incarnations (Ideal Milk, Big Bertha, etc.) were a hotbed for launching the career of superstar drummer Cozy Powell (RIP), who later played with such major Hard Rock acts as Whitesnake, Rainbow, and Black Sabbath. In this earlier stage, we can hear the fantastic guitar playing of Dave Ball very influenced by Cream/Clapton, his brother Denny on bass and Cozy on drums. In fact this early incarnation of Bedlam called Ideal Milk was almost a tribute to Cream. Moving on later, singer Ace Kefford enters the picture for a short stint with the band where they change the band name to Ace Kefford Stand. Ace was the ex-bass player of the Move. The B-side of the record has the Big Bertha demos which had different singers including Denny Ball which also sang on Ideal Milk. The style is still similar to Cream/Jeff Beck Group, sometimes with an heavier edge predicting what was going to come after 2 years (meanwhile Cozy was with The Jeff Beck Group and Dave Ball joined Procol Harum). Reissue limited to 400 copies with insert that includes detailed song liner notes written by Denny Ball and rare pics. Remastered from the master tapes for best sound quality possible." -Acid Nightmare.

Artist: JERICHO
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Acid Nightmare
Country: UK
Price: $29.00
"Israels rock stars number one, Jericho were previously known both as Churchills and Jericho Jones, recording excellent albums under these names in the late 60s and early 70s. In 1972 and now as Jericho alone, they released this last album with five songs of pure progressive heavy rock with some psych overtones. This album stands tall in the gallery of 70s underground heavy rock with incendiary guitar work and a powerful vocal delivery. Sure to please fans of Dust, Mayblitz, Fuzzy Duck, Sir Lord Baltimore, Toad, The Dark, etc. 500 copies reissue." -Acid Nightmare
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Artist: LEGEND
Title: From the Fjords
Format: LP
Label: Acid Nightmare
Country: UK
Price: $31.00
"1979 progressive heavy rock masterpiece that set the flame for the epic metal genre a few years later. Connecticuts Legend had their record released as a private pressing of a mere 500 copies, which now changes hands for $700 and more. Over the last 15 years and specially due to the internet share of information on underground cult gems, this monster grew and grew in popularity and price. This power-trio shared their love for Sabbath/Heep/Rush and others of the genre, but also fusion rock like Mahavishnu Orchestra. Their imaginary revolved around epic fantasy, especially Viking mythology. Legend was a power trio, full of great musical ideas and concepts that unfortunately didnt had a place in a 1979 garbage filled music industry. The band ended up in 1980 and changed name to Mercenary which only released a single in 1981. Acid Nightmare proudly releases this heavy/prog classic on a limited edition of 400 copies with lyrics insert. Do not miss this. If you still dont know Legend, youre playing in the wrong league." -Acid Nightmare.

Artist: PANTA REI
Title:
Format: CD
Label: Acid Symposium
Country: Greece
Price: $14.50

Artist: TIN MAN
Title: Ode
Format: CD
Label: Acid Test
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"What does a rave sound like the next day? The strobe lights in a dark warehouse, the pounding kick, the blur of ecstatic faces lead to a morning-after emptiness, all fade into memories of the friends you once had. On Ode, Tin Man (proper name Johannes Auvinen) explores this feeling, offering tracks which possess an exhausted joy, the aural equivalent of the stretch of time beginning when the last record is played and stretching on towards the doleful contemplation of last nights unmade sheets. Appropriately, Tin Mans melancholic dance music is more club-ready than ever. The opening tracks explore the spacious atmosphere first proposed on Neo Neo Acid and the (recently-repressed) Acid Test 01 collaboration with Donato Dozzy. Auvinen continues to coax unique, bittersweet sounds out of the 303 -- his control is akin to a virtuosic Theremin-player, all dramatic lunges and dynamics. Yet on tracks like "Depleted Serotonin," the memories of half-remembered nights surface. That track reprises the minor-key rave breakdown, ending with nearly three-minutes of knackered techno throb. Similarly, "What a Shame" sounds like a forgotten Warp classic run through Tin Mans palette of tasteful reserve. Always conceptual, Tin Man is commenting on big-room techno music by presenting his thoughtful, hungover version of it. On "Vertigo," he reins in the acid box acrobatics -- opting instead for a rudimentary, early-Chicago style pattern, eventually following optimistic chords skyward. Its a simulacrum of that end-of-the-night moment when the music is so charged and utopic that all fatigue is forgotten. Auvinens recognized talent to imbue machines with complex human emotion draws us into his world. With Tin Mans music, there is always something left unsaid -- he uses familiar elements yet his perspective remains singular and mysterious. Each dream-like track is another clue. He ends the set with the intensely dramatic "Memoraphilia" and "Ode." The former concludes on an ominous note with strings that evoke paranoia, yet this feeling, too, will pass. The final (and title) track begins with the Deepchord-level percussive filtering that acts as the albums textural base. Almost immediately, Tin Man introduces an octave-jumping acid refrain. The four-bar loop reaches operatic heights of yearning. "Ode"s rave stabs indicate this drama comes from the implacable notion of being alone in the crowd -- an emptiness which can remain long after its disbanded. What comes when the dance is over?" - Acid Test.

Artist: TIN MAN
Title: Ode
Format: Double LP
Label: Acid Test
Country: USA
Price: $27.00
"Gatefold double LP version, in gatefold sleeve. Includes download card. What does a rave sound like the next day? The strobe lights in a dark warehouse, the pounding kick, the blur of ecstatic faces lead to a morning-after emptiness, all fade into memories of the friends you once had. On Ode, Tin Man (proper name Johannes Auvinen) explores this feeling, offering tracks which possess an exhausted joy, the aural equivalent of the stretch of time beginning when the last record is played and stretching on towards the doleful contemplation of last nights unmade sheets. Appropriately, Tin Mans melancholic dance music is more club-ready than ever. The opening tracks explore the spacious atmosphere first proposed on Neo Neo Acid and the (recently-repressed) Acid Test 01 collaboration with Donato Dozzy. Auvinen continues to coax unique, bittersweet sounds out of the 303 -- his control is akin to a virtuosic Theremin-player, all dramatic lunges and dynamics. Yet on tracks like "Depleted Serotonin," the memories of half-remembered nights surface. That track reprises the minor-key rave breakdown, ending with nearly three-minutes of knackered techno throb. Similarly, "What a Shame" sounds like a forgotten Warp classic run through Tin Mans palette of tasteful reserve. Always conceptual, Tin Man is commenting on big-room techno music by presenting his thoughtful, hungover version of it. On "Vertigo," he reins in the acid box acrobatics -- opting instead for a rudimentary, early-Chicago style pattern, eventually following optimistic chords skyward. Its a simulacrum of that end-of-the-night moment when the music is so charged and utopic that all fatigue is forgotten. Auvinens recognized talent to imbue machines with complex human emotion draws us into his world. With Tin Mans music, there is always something left unsaid -- he uses familiar elements yet his perspective remains singular and mysterious. Each dream-like track is another clue. He ends the set with the intensely dramatic "Memoraphilia" and "Ode." The former concludes on an ominous note with strings that evoke paranoia, yet this feeling, too, will pass. The final (and title) track begins with the Deepchord-level percussive filtering that acts as the albums textural base. Almost immediately, Tin Man introduces an octave-jumping acid refrain. The four-bar loop reaches operatic heights of yearning. "Ode"s rave stabs indicate this drama comes from the implacable notion of being alone in the crowd -- an emptiness which can remain long after its disbanded. What comes when the dance is over?" - Acid Test.

Artist: ATTACK, THE
Title: Created By Clive/ Colour Of My Mind
Format: 7"
Label: Acme
Country: UK
Price: $10.00
"Another mega-rarity by The Attack from 1967. The rare as hens teeth B side is the killer track here which is a magnificent psych masterpiece that should have been the A side. A collectors dream come true!" - Acme.
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Artist: BODKIN
Title: Three Days After Death
Format: LP
Label: Acme
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
"We are proud to announce the release of this legendary underground UK album from 1972. This was a private pressing that rarely turns up. Its a beautiful example of UK music from those days when people were dreaming of a much better place to live. A heavy and hard prog trip of magnificence with burning hammond organ and killer fuzz lead guitars throughout..... Well everybody knows this! Goes along with Raw Material, Spring, Cressida and Steel Mill. This issue comes with the original label artwork. Remastered 180 gm vinyl." -Acme.




Artist: DOGFEET
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Acme
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
"Reissue of mega rare 1970 UK progressive rock blended with elements of folk and an atmospheric bluesy psychedelic edge. This is one of the best examples where the band were trying to create their own style of rock but failed to go to a big audience. But they have left us with a marvelous collection of music that links with T2, Steel Mill, Andromeda, Fuzzy Duck, and etc. Originals now command high prices and are impossible to find. This is an exact copy of the Reflection issue on 180 gram vinyl." - Acme.

Artist: GOLEM
Title: Orion Awakes
Format: LP
Label: Acme
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
"Epic early to mid-1970s instrumental psychedelic space-rock from the Pyramid Records archive, said to be pseudonymous after-hours studio sessions featuring the biggest names on the Krautrock scene at the time; heavy drums, jamming guitars and Hammond organ: in short, an amazing improvised free-form trip of impressive magnitude, on par with the music of Krautrock heavyweights like Neu! and Gila. An adventurous atmosphere throughout, whether the result is hallucinogenic and jazzy (Jupiter), the heavy freak and roll of The Returning, with crushing guitars and massive, repetitive, almost funky rhythm, or the Jimi Hendrix-inspired Godhead Dance." -Acme
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Artist: HUMAN INSTINCT
Title: Day In My Minds Mind/Death At The Seaside
Format: 7"
Label: Acme
Country: UK
Price: $11.00
Reissue of 1967 single.

Artist: ICARUS
Title: The Marvel World Of Icarus
Format: LP
Label: Acme
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
"Early 1970s UK progressive mega-rarity. Has all the ingredients to make it a killer underground UK album from the time along with Writing on the Wall, Magic Mixture, Arcadium and others. From those days when they tried to discover a new sound and ways in music. And for that, so many people are interested in this musical period (1968-1973). So here you can find elements of hard rock, psychedelic rock, and progressive rock. A brilliant little gem. Groovy psychedelic DJs must look at this one! Remastered at Third Eye Studios. 180 gram vinyl." -Acme.

Artist: IGRA STAKLENIH PERLI
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Acme
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
"Reissue of impossible to find psychedelic masterpiece. Made in the mid 70s in old Yugoslavia. This is one of the best Pink Floyd-esque psychedelic albums. Stunning guitars and killer keyboards. Anyone into heavy psychedelia needs this one! Remastered on 180 gm vinyl." -Acme.
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Artist: INFINITY
Title: 1969/70
Format: LP
Label: Acme
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"1969/70 UK psych/prog featuring members of two UK garage/psych outfits CYMBALINE and THE FLIES - top notch organ psych/prog with killer harmonies." - Acme.

Artist: MARSUPILAMI
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Acme
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
"One of the all time favorite UK progressive albums from 1970. This killer album has all the ingredients that make one of the best progressive albums with flutes, organ, scorching guitar and beautiful harmonies. Along with the second Marsupilami album Arena they rate in the top 50 best UK progressive albums from the late 60s and early 70s. Remastered on 180 gram vinyl with textured cover as the original." -Acme.

Artist: MEGATON
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Acme
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
"Originally released in 1970. Killer, driving UK progressive rock with keyboards and superb guitars. Original UK copies go for stupid money! Underrated, cool album with lengthy tracks and well-crafted songs. Groovy psychedelic DJs must look at this album! Remastered 180 gram vinyl." -Acme.

Artist: NEON PEARL
Title: 1967 Recordings
Format: LP
Label: Acme
Country: UK
Price: $22.00
"First time issue for the earliest of the Peter Dunton (Please, Gun, T2, Infinity) bands, here with Bernard Jinks and Nick Spenser, the same line-up as the second version of Please from 1969; the band had been playing these tracks in German clubs from June to November of 1967, providing the first psychedelic experience for the Berlin audiences they blew away night after night; upon their return to the UK, they were given studio time to record as many tracks as they could - this LP includes two acoustic demos, and six tracks from these recording sessions; since the peripatetic Dunton moved on to four other projects in the next two years after these recordings were made, it is no surprise that they have been completely overlooked (especially as no one had heard them!); but it is a happy day for fans of British psychedelia that this tasty platter has been unearthed at last- all trippy originals, with no filler. A significant event." - Acme. Highly recommended!
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Artist: PANTA REI
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Acme
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
"This is the best East German progressive album. Recorded in 1973 its chock full of guitars, keyboards, saxophone. This is the perfect progressive album. As good as the 2nd Raw Material album, Colosseum, Fruumpy, etc. Original copies are sought after. Remastered 180 gm vinyl." -Acme.

Artist: SEBASTIAN
Title: Rays Of The Sun
Format: LP
Label: Acme
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
"Early 70s reissue of this much in demand deep folky psych rarity with lavish arrangements like Darius meets Scott Walker. Great songs. long and short, and with superb vocal melodies with acid leads, sitar, and Peppery feel on some tracks. Undiscovered psych classic! Remastered and pressed on virgin DMM vinyl limited to 500 copies pressing." -Acme

Artist: SPRIGUNS
Title: Revel Weird and Wild
Format: LP
Label: Acme
Country: UK
Price: $25.00
"Originally issued on Decca 1976. Previously known as Spriguns (Of Tolgus), shortened to just Spriguns for this third release. Only available on CD in Japan prior to this release. Features Mandy Morton (lead vocals & acoustic guitar), Tom Ling (electric violin & vocals), Dick Powell (electric guitar, keyboards & vocals), Mike Morton (bass guitar & vocals), Chris Woodcock (drums), B. J. Cole/pedal steel guitar (1 & 9)." - Acme. CD also available.

Artist: SPRIGUNS
Title: Time Will Pass
Format: LP
Label: Acme
Country: UK
Price: $25.00
First readily available reissues of these Spriguns albums from the mid-70s, offiically licensed from Decca UK. Classic British folk rock output, for fans of Steeleye Span/Maddy Prior, Sandy Denny, Annie Briggs, etc. "Originally issued on Decca 1977. Only available on CD in Japan prior to this release." "Its a pity that Time Will Pass marked the end of Spriguns major label days - punk and new wave were culling all but the most profitable folk and prog bands from most label rosters by this time - for it stands up against the other Brit-Folk of its time from far better known bands including Steeleye, Fairport, Pentangle, Strawbs and the rest." - Jaeger. CD also available.

Artist: SUN DIAL
Title: Other Way Out
Format: CD
Label: Acme
Country: UK
Price: $16.00
"When GARY ROMANs neo-psychedelic SUN DIALl debuted in 1990 with Other Way Out, it was almost unanimously lauded by fans and press. Taking the late sixties psychedelic approach of bands like Led Zeppelin, Hendrix and the Beatles, the LP sounded like one of the great lost albums from that era. The instrumentation was also a throwback to the period with crisp electric guitar backed by Turkish talking drums, bamboo flute, and Tibetan bells. Now, 20 years after the albums release, it is still cited as a neo-psych classic." -Cherry Red. Seven bonus tracks.

Artist: SUN DIAL
Title: Return Journey
Format: LP
Label: Acme
Country: UK
Price: $20.00
Classic, out of print LP from 1991. Limited edition with paste-on sleeves.
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Artist: T2
Title: 1971-72
Format: LP
Label: Acme
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
Repressed. "Unreleased studio recordings from 1971 and 1972 which were originally planned as an album release. If this had been released at the time, T2 would have certainly gone on to the big leagues of rock, joining Free, Deep Purple, Atomic Rooster, etc. Sadly, this was never released and so we are happy to present this previously unheard underground masterpiece. Comes on 180 gram vinyl." - Acme.

Artist: T2
Title: Itll All Work Out In Boomland
Format: LP
Label: Acme
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
"40th anniversary edition with insert; on white vinyl. The rise of power trio T2 in 1970 was rapid: important open-air festivals; headlining residencies at the Marquee Club; appearances at virtually every major venue in London. Then their debut album was released; they seemed poised for a breakthrough. As the band recalled, they were playing the Marquee club with John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix hanging out backstage, which was all to the good. But people were coming forward saying, we cant find your album anywhere. In short order, the band fell apart. Still, their sole Decca album has become well established as an all-time classic amongst progressive and psychedelic music collectors -- even the techno and DJ crowds. The fact that it has done so without hype is a testament to the innate quality of the music. The album is packed with melodic acoustic passages and frenzied fuzz guitar workouts, not to mention acid-trip induced lyrical and musical content." -Acme
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Artist: GOLEM
Title: Orion Awakes
Format: CD
Label: Acme Gramaphone
Country: UK
Price: $16.00
"Epic early to mid-1970s instrumental psychedelic space-rock from the Pyramid Records archive, said to be pseudonymous after-hours studio sessions featuring the biggest names on the Krautrock scene at the time; heavy drums, jamming guitars and Hammond organ: in short, an amazing improvised free-form trip of impressive magnitude, on par with the music of Krautrock heavyweights like Neu! and Gila. An adventurous atmosphere throughout, whether the result is hallucinogenic and jazzy (Jupiter), the heavy freak and roll of The Returning, with crushing guitars and massive, repetitive, almost funky rhythm, or the Jimi Hendrix-inspired Godhead Dance. Booklet essay examines the controversy surrounding this and other recordings first made known to the world via Virgin Records three disc Unknown Deutschland series of compilations from the 1990s, including the fact that one Genius P Orridge is named as producer of the Golem album. Its clear enough to all that Genius P Orridge is strangely similar to the name Genesis P Orridge, he of Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV fame. The fact that the other names on the Golem album jacket lead nowhere only adds to the confusion. In any case, a deep and fascinating record, still fresh despite the years... and meant to be played loud." - Acme Gramaphone.

Artist: HOWELL & JOHN FERDINANDO, PETER
Title: Tomorrow Come Someday
Format: CD/DVD
Label: Acme Gramaphone
Country: UK
Price: $22.00
"The second release (1969) from the home studio of future BBC Radiophonic Workshop composer Peter Howell and his musical partner John Ferdinando, makers of legendary albums under the names Alice Through the Looking Glass, Ithaca, Agincourt, and Friends. This private press album was recorded as the soundtrack for an underground film production by (later to be) renowned television director Ian Hamilton: Tomorrow Come Someday. The soundtrack album, now presented from the master tapes, was originally pressed up in a tiny quantity for friends and people involved in the production; certainly no more than 70-80 copies were made. So what do we find here? A concept piece revolving around a village threatened by motorway expansion, and the efforts of short-skirted guitar-slinging young painter Emma Stacey and a local boy to save the day, and perhaps preserve their growing love. The film is described on the album jacket as a musical comedy, shot on location in the Sussex village of Lurgashall, during August 1969, which of course, doesnt begin to tell the tale. Think perhaps of the Kinks Village Green Preservation Society characters come to life. See for yourself! For this is both the compact disc and DVD debut of Tomorrow Come Someday, film and soundtrack, together at last in a double-disc set. Chunky booklet with plentiful photos gives the full story of what we like to call The Wonderful Musical World of Peter Howell & John Ferdinando." DVD: NTSC format; 50 min. running time; color." - Acme Gramaphone.

Artist: ACOUSTIC FAMILY CREEPS
Title: s/t
Format: One Sided LP
Label: Acoustic Family Creeps
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"One sided, bootleg-style twelve inch that may very well be Brookylns own WOODS, caught live in Europe. No listed record label, no B-side, no repress. Weve seen these for sale at Woods shows so they may be legit, although the world is ripe with mystery. Very limited."

Artist: ORTHRELM/TRENCHER
Title: Transatlantic Asthma Attack
Format: 5" Record
Label: Action Index
Country: UK
Price: $6.50

Artist: TURMAN, ROBERT
Title: Beyond Painting
Format: CDR
Label: Actual
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Unreleased Robert Turman recordings from 1990. 72 minutes of haunting lo-fi ambience. Layers of meditative synth loops, guitar, and eastern tinged melodies all beautifully delayed and minimally executed. Perfect for this winter weather that is starting. Throw a log on the fire, dim the lights and cue this one up... Self-released on professionally duplicated CDr, limited to only 100 copies." - Actual.
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Artist: GROUPER/INCA ORE
Title: Split
Format: CD
Label: Acuarela
Country: Spain
Price: $15.00
"The sound Liz Harris projects on her records under the moniker Grouper has been said to be deceptively simple, but truly emotional. Layers of vocals processed again and again through loop delays and chains of effects that create gorgeous whirlpools of chants, guitar drones and tape noise, all full of something unique, pure and powerfully beautiful. The kind of magic Harris manages to inject into her recordings is something Eva Saelens knows about quite well, as Inca Ore she has also sung and produced music with a touch of wilderness and witchery. Liz and Eva compiled twenty minutes of unreleased material each on both sides of a C40 recorded at home, a recording that Acuarela now re-releases on CD with new cover art and remastered sound." - Acuarela.

Artist: DISCO ZOMBIES
Title: Drums Over London
Format: LP
Label: Acute
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"The Disco Zombies should rank high in the pantheon of legendary English DIY punk bands, but a frustrating career of bad timing, record label mismanagement and three terrific singles slipping through the cracks have kept them in the shadows. In 1977 they were Leicester’s greatest punk band but the single that might have shot them to the top of the UK heap, filled with pop gems like Top of the Pops and Punk A Go Go, was scrapped at the last possible minute due to a production company implosion. Still hopeful, they moved to London and prepared for stardom. They recorded and released the John Peel favorite “Drums Over London” themselves, a song whose satire may have been too subtle for the masses. Sung from the viewpoint of a xenophobic right-winger, many took it as racist and it found fans among the crowd they were trying to critique. Peel had to explain to Rock Against Racism it actually supported their views! Due to the success of Drums Over London, their first single finally saw release as The Invisible EP. Unfortunately as it was a year late it was seen as being out of time and quickly sank without a trace. With hindsight we can hear it for what it really was, an EP of killer pop-punk. And had it come out on time, their Top of the Pops would’ve beaten the Rezillos to the charts by 6 months. One more single—an artier affair with a drum machine and DIY atmosphere—was released. Here Come the Buts backed by Mary Millington, their tribute to England’s most famous porn star suicide, marry a more post-punk atmosphere of repetitious drum machine programming with their usual infectious melodies and snarling guitars. Three more aborted records followed and more songs, only ever played live, were heard by increasingly fewer people as the punk dream gave way. But now, at long last, The Disco Zombies—a great pop band with catchy hooks, witty lyrics and infectious energy—can be appreciated by the rest of us. Available for the first time since their release, The Disco Zombies’ three classic, collectible singles, coupled with seven bonus unreleased tracks, are featured on the new Acute Records compilation LP Drums Over London. In addition, the digital download contains a complete live set including five more songs not recorded or heard anywhere else, as well as some choice covers that will prove the Disco Zombies are more than another forgotten punk rock hard-luck story." - Acute.
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Artist: HAPPY REFUGEES
Title: Return To Last Chance Saloon
Format: LP
Label: Acute
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"U.Ks Happy Refugees never fit in with the scene of early 80s British pop music and they knew it. They knew it when they wrote "as far as music is concerned it is almost an overwhelming embarrassment to be associated with it in any way"� on the back sleeve of their first record. They knew it when they said "we play with a total disregard to a record buying public"� in one of their rare appearances in the press. In the liner notes to this compilation they acknowledge their self-fulfilling prophecy, "We received little recognition and we were reticent to try and find it. Enthusiasm was vulgar to some extent, the band seemed to sit outside everything else that was going on, which of course is a good thing." The music they wrote and self-released can only be described as rock-and-roll. They liked Iggy and the Stooges and John Cale. They liked Richard Hell and the Fall. It was acceptable to like Joy Division, "but slavish enthusiasm was considered spooky and weird." What they hated was heavy metal, goths, "long songs played in strange time signatures by fey bands with long hair" and all the bland music as the post-punk scene gave way to fashion bands aiming for the charts. That first record sleeve made their intentions clear; "I hope Happy Refugees can breathe a breath of fresh air with this record, not just because of the songs but also because it is no way produced with the infatuation of becoming a pop-star."� They wrote songs that were personal and honest. Production and musical chops were rough around the edges, but with 6 members at times, they had a full and layered sound. Scratchy guitars and incessant bass buoyed by a pounding piano created a post-punk jangle meets wall of sound bed for intensely raw songs about lost relationships and lost loved-ones. No matter how abrasive the sound gets, every song is filled with catchy and heartfelt hooks. Its hard to understand why a band this good didnt find a home on Rough Trade or the like. A few years earlier perhaps theyd fit in better with the great DIY bands like Desperate Bicycles and Swell Maps (not exactly rock stars themselves). A few years later they mightve been C86 superstars. As it was, they slipped through the new pop era with only a self-released 7"� and a mini LP to their name, and into cult legend. Return to Last Chance Saloon contains both the Last Chance Saloon mini-LP and the Warehouse Sound single as well as 3 unreleased demo recordings. This compilation also features a 16 page booklet and a download card including the LP and 7 alternate versions." - Acute.
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Artist: IKE YARD
Title: 1980-82 Collected
Format: CD
Label: Acute
Country: USA
Price: $13.50
"Influenced by their punk upbringing, avant-garde schooling, and no wave surroundings in early 80s NYC, Ike Yard managed to create a new sound by also tapping into equal parts the krautrock experimentation of Can, the Neue Deutsche Welle of DAF and the UK post-punk dub of PiL and Joy Division. This combination helped them to create sound and songs unique enough to catch the attention of Factory Records, who made them their first American signing. What really set Ike Yard apart were their cutting edge techniques. The mixing board and effects processors were as important as the bass, synth or occasional guitar, giving Ike Yard an aggressive and propulsive sound, where drum machines beat against the sound of scrap metal and angular guitar slashes dart through arpeggiated synth patterns. Acute Records released on 1980-82 Collected collects, for the first time, Ike Yards two releases (their Factory LP and an EP for Les Disques di Crepuscule) plus several previously unreleased tracks." - Acute.

Artist: PREFECTS, THE
Title: Amateur Wankers
Format: CD
Label: Acute
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Why doesnt anyone remember The Prefects? Some remember the band they became, the Nightingales, who on Rough Trade and Cherry Red records, blazed trails similar to The Fall and Mekons. But Englands The Prefects, leaving few artifacts, are the great coulda-shoulda been post-punk band of the late 70s. Rubbing shoulders with Wire, Joy Division, the Slits, and the Clash, The Prefects garnered critical acclaim for both their terse and witty punk outbursts and their intense art/post-punk experiments. Acute Records is excited to present for the first time ever their complete studio recordings plus two live tracks for the definitive Prefects collection. With this long overdue reissue, The Prefects place among the most significant UK bands of the post-punk era will be restored." - Acute.

Artist: TRYPES, THE
Title: Music For Neighbors
Format: LP
Label: Acute
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
Beautiful letter pressed and hand assembled sleeve (w/ "tipped on" photo). "The Trypes were a wonderful psychedelic folk rock band from suburban New Jersey that featured Glenn Mercer and Bill Million, on hiatus from the Feelies. Along with Yung Wu and the Willies, The Trypes were part of a group of friends whos shifting membership comprised these sibling bands. The Feelies are the most well known, but each band had their own unique sound. The Trypes featured some of the jangle youd associate with The Feelies, but brought a more expansive and ornately arranged baroque psychedelic folk rock. Trouser Press, reviewing their sole EP, wrote "The Explorers Hold is a placid, constantly shifting landscape of sounds. The four songs emphasize coloration, not beat; yet, for all its subdued calm, theres an explosive tension bubbling underneath the music…The quieter songs, complete with woodwinds and keyboards, are hauntingly beautiful."
Despite only releasing a few songs during their existence, there was a wealth of fantastic unreleased material. Side A of Music for Neighbors will compile everything The Trypes released, the collectible Explorers Hold EP and one song from the classic Hoboken compilation Luxury Condos Coming to Your Neighborhood Soon. Side B features mostly demo recordings from an earlier period. Like all our vinyl releases, Music for Neighbors comes with a download card featuring the LP plus 7 more otherwise unreleased songs, mostly recorded live at rehearsals held at the legendary Hoboken club Maxwells. The lo-fi recording only adds to the epic psychedelic mystery and charm of these tracks. In addition to the download card, there is a deluxe booklet featuring liner notes by Trypes John Baumgartner, Mark Francia and Trype and Feelie Glenn Mercer, as well as intro notes from the bands first fan, journalist, Maxwells sound-man (and later Yo La Tengo man) Ira Kaplan." - Acute.




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Artist: K-SPACE
Title: Going Up
Format: CD
Label: Ad Hoc
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"These recordings, with their disparate acoustic properties, are overlaid and overlapped to form dense sonic thickets alive with action and event, palpably embedded in the multi-dimensional flux of the world and lived social structures. Human voices conversing, footfalls on frozen ground, a blackbird singing, the sound of the wind or water, the crackling of wood in a fire, audience applause -- sounds from specific sites with their own peculiar resonance and significance leak through the K-Space mesh into the listening present. This layering and the filtering through of discrete geographic and temporal occasions compounds that superimposition already at work in the trio, the piling up and overlap of intense personal experience. Chamzyryn, a bona fide shaman and folk artist; Hodgkinson, academically trained in social anthropology, an exploratory rock musician, composer and radical improviser; Hyder, jazz drummer, free player, inveterate field worker in remote musical worlds." - Ad Hoc.

Artist: MASS CULTURE CONTROL BUREAU
Title: Things From the Past
Format: CD
Label: Ad Hoc
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"This disk compiles the entire back catalog and previously unreleased recordings of the combined Dutch/English underground label, MCCB (1978-82), and marks the first time any of these works have been issued on compact disk. Great efforts were made to locate, restore & re-master the original tapes, and the entire process was personally overseen by MCCBs chief, the legendary musician/singer Geoff Leigh. Under the auspices of The Black Sheep, Kontakt Mikrophoon Orchestra and Red Balune, Geoff is joined by long-time affiliates Loek VanSaus, Collin McLure and Kathy Williams. This is pop music gone terribly right for a change, where imagery supersedes fashion, and sound knows no rules. Features cameo appearances by members of Henry Cow: Fred Frith, Tim Hodgkinson and Chris Cutler." -Ad Hoc

Artist: V/A
Title: Woof: 7 Inches
Format: CD
Label: Ad Hoc
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
Compilation of material that originally released by the UK Woof label, in the early 80s. Deluxe foldout digipak. "This CD comprises all four 7" releases by the British underground label, Woof Records, plus extra tracks by The Work and The Lowest Notes. All tracks were originally released on vinyl between 1980 and 1985, but most have never before been issued on CD. This disk features a whos-who of the London art-rock scene from those years (Bill Gilonis, Mick Hobbs, Tim Hodgkinson, Rick Wilson, Andy Bole, Trefor Goronwy, to name a few), plus the Belgian expressionist-singer, Catherine Jauniaux." - Ad Hoc.

Artist: RANKO, SLAVA
Title: Arctic Hysteria
Format: LP
Label: Adolescent
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"ORIGINAL SEALED COPIES of this intense synth weirdo LP from 1981..Strange mix of dark synth and Classical Japanese melodies...contains insert. From back cover notes: "I do not want to play music which sounds as if it comes from familiar instruments, music which is based on chord patterns, or music which fits nicely within any particular stereotyped tradition... What I want is the terrifying, the menacing, the cruel, the chaotic, the darkly exciting, the ecstatic, the irrational -- music that resounds between the cells and in the intergalactic voids..." --Slava Ranko. Nuff said there really... if you are into fucked up synth records you NEED to own this. He was also the producer for FACTRIX and TUXEDOMOON if that means anything to ya... HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" - Aaron Dilloway.

Artist: PUSSY GALORE
Title: Oven Bait
Format: CD
Label: Adult Contemporary
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
" Savage! Young! Wild! JON SPENCER, JULIA CAFRITZ, and the rest in all their snarling, sneering, spoiled-rotten-Ivy-Leaguer glory, recorded live in the mid-80s. Extremely lo-fi to begin with and made even more unlistenable after the fact by disgruntled percussionist TOM SMITH, who originally released the tapes in an act of revenge after the band gave him the boot. He thought Oven Bait would embarrass them, but it has gone on to achieve near-mythical status as one of the rawest, most insanely (un)produced recordings youre likely to hear. Good luck sitting through all 55 minutes." -Adult Contemporary
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Artist: ADVERSE EFFECT
Title: Volume III, #1
Format: Mag
Label: Adverse Effect
Country: UK
Price: $10.00
"Late Summer 2003 Edition + CD. Featuring interviews with Pimmon, Cornucopia, Sonic Youth, Co. Caspar and Will Sergeant, plus more lists that you cannot live without and a typically sprawling reviews section devoted to music, films & reading matter. Plus some other stuff. The CD itself (representing Fourth Dimensions 65th release and simply titled FDCDSixtyFive) includes Weird As Fish (Will Sergeants punk-tronics outing from 1977), Co. Caspar, Storm Bugs, i:Wound, Band Of Pain (Theme r:m:x), srmeixner, Stylus, Zenial/Palsecam, Freiband and Ektroverde" - AE.

Artist: SPIEGEL, LAURIE
Title: Unseen Worlds
Format: CD
Label: Aesthetic Engineering
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Composed between 1987-90. Released on CD late fall 1991 as Scarlet Records Infinity Series - 88802-2, Out of print March 1992 due to demise of Scarlet Records, Inc. Re-released on Spiegels own Aesthetic Engineering label in 1994." - Aesthetic Engineering.
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Artist: CUT HANDS
Title: Very Friendly/Susan Lawly
Format: CD
Label: Afro Noise I
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"A bludgeoning mix of machine and voodoo/Central African percussion plus other acoustic instruments combine to create one of the most physically intense musical experiences ever. Songs featured in VBSs films Vice Guide To Liberia and Mandingo. Since 2007s Whitehouse album Racket, and after his original Afro Noise mix became one of the most downloaded experimental mixes ever made, William Bennetts remarkable Cut Hands album has seen 4 long years of meticulously obsessive studio work in the making, notably deploying his special collection of Congolese and Ghanaian percussion instruments. All songs written and produced by William Bennett, mastering and remastering by Denis Blackham. CD features 16 pg. booklet with special artwork and extended texts by William Bennett and Mimsy Deblois. Thirteen tracks of startling Afro-noise that will blow your fucking mind. Total playing time: 49 minutes 25 seconds." - Very Friendly/Susan Lawly.

Artist: BREKKAN, KRIA
Title: Wildering
Format: 7"
Label: After Hours
Country: Japan
Price: $6.00
"Involving acoustic instruments and vocals with a piano around, featuring experimental sounds simple. Limited release of 500 7-inch record. Particular attention is given to detail in person to finish the character artwork and photos. Brekkan and clear the way for (her) solo." -After Hours Magazine.

Artist: BOY DIRT CAR
Title: Familia
Format: LP
Label: After Music
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"All hail The New Desolation. Considered one of Americas premier noise bands, BOY DIRT CAR returns with a sermon, or possibly a soundtrack to a beautiful yet disturbed mantra, with a possible insight to breakdown. DARREN BROWN, DAVE SZOLWINSKI, DAN KUBINSKI, KEITH BRAMMER, STEVE WHALEN and JEFF HAMILTON are joined by guests RICO MCCOULM, MIKE SAWYER, JOSH MEAD and JARROD OLMAN for this journey into enlightenment or dementia. Found sounds combine with interludes of thrashed out bass, distorto guitar, and manipulations alongside vocal musings, tantrums and almost choral-like insertions within and around. Seems like one for the headphones. Jackets silkscreened by Josh Mead. Vinyl includes one track not available digitally. Edition of 300." - After Music
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Artist: MACKAY, STEVE
Title: North Beach Jazz
Format: LP
Label: After Music
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
"The first all-jazz vinyl LP by legendary sax player most famous for his work with THE STOOGES, but hes also played with everyone from The Violent Femmes to Snakefinger to Smegma. Joined by MIKE WATT. Silkscreened sleeve." - After Music.

Artist: BILLY BAO
Title: Sacrilege
Format: CD
Label: Afterburn
Country: Australia
Price: $16.00
"Sacrilege is a collection of 2007 vinyl releases from bleak noise combo BILLY BAO. Includes the tracks from the Accumulation 7-inch, the Fuck Separation 10-inch and the Dialectics of Shit LP. Packaged in sandpaper and duct tape, just cuz. Imported from Australia." -Afterburn.
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Artist: WHITE FENCE
Title: Harness/The Pool
Format: 7"
Label: Afterlife
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"A new 7-inch from psych pop auteur WHITE FENCE. Features the track "Harness" from the bands new Is Growing Faith album, backed with the previously unreleased cut "The Pool." Edition of 400 copies on black vinyl." - Afterlife.
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Artist: AGAPE
Title: Gospel Hard Rock
Format: LP
Label: Agape
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Reissue of Agapes debut LP from 1971; heavy blues psych cooker with a Hendrix sound the brainchild of Californian Fred Caban, who wrote the lyrics, music and supplied the vocals on all the tracks; Agape was at the forefront of the Jesus Movement⿿dubbed by many as Jesus freaks: once high on acid, the Jesus freaks are now high on Jesus⿿and the music shows the effects of both influences; check out the eerie Rejoice which narrates tribulation prophesies against a back-drop of guitar-induced missiles and earthquakes; or Freedom with its layers of effect-laden guitars darting around over a throbbing two-note bass beat, snare drums, and Fred singing a hymn in a different key; took me twenty minutes of looking at the original cover (only on the LP version), to see that it is an abstract image of the face of Christ⿿reportedly a photograph of a natural image of melting snow against a black background."

Artist: BORBETOMAGUS
Title: (1st)
Format: CD
Label: Agaric
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Originally released in 1995. The trio of Jim Sauter (reeds), Don Dietrich (reeds) and Donald Miller (guitar) are practically an American institution at this point. For the better part of two decades they have raised the mantle on intense improvisational sound parameters into one of the most unique sound configurations heard on planet earth. Heavy noise, deeply coiled feedback manipulation, hair-raising electronic squeal, and the ultimate in air propulsion explosiveness, all initiated by humans. Pretty much every home could use at least one Borbetomagus recording; this CD is a reissue of their debut album from 1980, with the addition of Brian Doherty on electronics. Includes a previously-unreleased track." -Agaric.

Artist: BORBETOMAGUS
Title: Barbed Wire Maggots
Format: CD
Label: Agaric
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
CD reissue of what was the 4th Borbetomagus album, originally released on LP by Agaric way back in 1983. The trio of Jim Sauter (reeds), Don Dietrich (reeds) & Donald Miller (guitar). Recorded at In-Roads, NYC. May 7, 1982. " Barbed Wire Maggots is a motherfucker, even now, 23 years after it was recorded. Recorded at In-Roads on Mercer Street, BWM documents a gorgeous evening of extreme sonic dialogue. Sauter and Dietrichs reeds skinny-dip into virtual classicist free mode at times (think Trane having an erotic dream of Frank Wright), but more often they tangle like electric eels dropped like tampons from the poop hatch of a 747. Upper register bowel tingling never felt so good. Millers guitar joins them up in the stratosphere, plugging raw current into metal bowls, sizzling like a wok full of stewardess jiz, just creating and distorting and worrying the fabric of the cosmos like some idiotic terrier-god from a lost part of the Upanishards. Everything just moves so beautifully here. All of the early Borbeto hallmarks are on display: the ducks-attacked-by-lawnmowers thing; the Wilhelm Reich Busts Another Cloud scenario; the angel-wire-thimble connection ; the part about the cop car getting crushed by a bulldozer inside a maelstrom in a sewer drain -- its all here. What is most remarkable about the music on BWM is how fresh it still sounds. Therere no clichés brunted about here, nothing thats time-coded in the least; its even difficult to really categorize the music inside any genre. Jazz, industrial, rock, free...there are elements of all of those here. And they are blended and/or smashed together in ways that will make yr hair feel lighter than feathers, lighter than maggots, lighter than anything." - Byron Coley.
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Artist: BORBETOMAGUS
Title: Live in Allentown
Format: CD
Label: Agaric
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Killer sound, includes the entire second set, never before released. Byron reviewed the cassette in Spin years ago." -Agaric

Artist: BORBETOMAGUS
Title: S/T
Format: CD
Label: Agaric
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
1990 reissue of the trios self-titled third LP. "Theres something very exhilarating about music that revels in its own sheer noisiness. Borbetomagus sustain their caterwaul of sound with admirable stamina. The trios interplay, as Jim Sauter has explained, is aimed at a total group sound in which individual parts merge into the whole. They get it. The bent notes, thick textures and quasi-feedback squeals of the saxophonists blend with Donald Millers industrial strength electric guitar. Miller apparently gets his rough and grainy sound by severely overloading his amplifier and using controlled feedeback. The result is distortion so radical it makes individual notes all but impossible to pick out. You can trace some of these sounds back to conventional guitar techniques, but to list them would miss the point." -Kevin Whitehead.

Artist: BORBETOMAGUS
Title: Seven Reasons for Tears
Format: CD
Label: Agaric
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
1993 CD release. Reissue of this classic Purge/Sound League LP by Borbetomagus, recorded 12/6/1987. "Seven Reasons for Tearsbeautifully documents the most simultaneously fierce and accessible periods of the bands history. Converts and heathens can both bathe luxuriously in the radioactive improv-beauty-stream that lights up a room when the record is played at special volume. Tears is the living spirit of Borbetomagus numbered days as a quartet with bassist Adam Nodelman. Days to be cherished. The brobdignagian wall-motion of Jim Sauter and Don Dietrichs free-roving horns and Donald Millers evil-minded guitar-abuse have always had a tendency to hit me above the belt. The textured furrows their howl historically carved into my flesh began at the navel and trailed bloodily up into the aether. Nodelmans terricolous presence gave them full access to listeners aesthetic genitals for the first time and Tears proves they can wreak remarkable damage in this area. It would be the height of irresponsibility for me to suggest that any of this disks spontaneous outpourings might encourage some sorta social action. Not even the most extreme hippie-style derv-jerk includes a language of gestures explosive enough to coexist with the same incredible buckling of sonic structures here. Still, something like the intro to 7b has the same semblance-of-approachability that makes even outside rock music a relatively populist proposition. And you could certainly splice chunks of 3 and 6 onto a live tape of MC5 doing a Sun Ra cover without making John Sinclair roll over in his bathtub. So mere rock fans have nothing to fear. Which isnt to say that Tearsdoesnt have spurts of unprecedented density. I thought they had closed the book once and for all on overtones and found feedback harmonics with their previous record, New York Performances (Agaric 1986), but there are sections here that sound like a dozen distinct and angry zebra trying to burst out of Ed Kochs lower bowel. But its only the four of them. And theyre humans. Theyre just so goddam intent on what theyre doing and so capable of transporting themselves through their hands and brains and lungs that their one beats yr three. Its a simple matter of shamanism -- a quality sadly lacking in most everything you hear today. Imagine this record as a log thats been sharpened by magic, hardened by fire and is just aching to drive itself through yr chest." --Byron Coley, Forced Exposure, 1987.

Artist: BORBETOMAGUS
Title: Snuff Jazz
Format: CD
Label: Agaric
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Reissue of Snuff Jazz, a vicious installment originally released on LP in 1990, with one previously unreleased track and an untitled track previously released on COS tapes in 1990. Jim Sauter and Don Dietrich on saxophones, Donald Miller on guitar. The first three selections were recorded at the art gallery and performance space ABC No Rio in New Yorks lower Lower East Side on November 24, 1988. The occasion for the concert was the opening night of an exhibition of paintings by Carl George andValerie Caris. The fourth selection was recorded at DC Space, in Washington, DC on August 25,1989. "It is hard to believe that it has been twenty years since my ass warmed a bench in the dungeon at ABC No Rio. Back in the day, it was dicey on the streets of the dank and decaying Lower East Side, streets riddled with drug dealers and abandoned buildings. A couple of drinks at the opening, and it was high time for a good aural irrigation. The boys gently ascended to their cruising altitude, and the sonic bursts pierced the damp masonry walls and every human eardrum in reach. The fans drooled, and the uninitiated, like the soccer players of Chernobyl, stared in awe of this enfolding, life-threatening disaster and grit-crunching ass-kick machine. The dogs were howling this night! Remove all other living critters from the house, pour yourself a double single-malt scotch, turn the volume of your stereo to twelve, and enjoy as your ears are acid-etched." - Michael Hanke.

Artist: BORBETOMAGUS
Title: Songs Our Mother Taught Us
Format: CD
Label: Agaric
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
“2003 release from the trio of Jim Sauter (saxophones), Don Dietrich (saxophones) and Donald Miller (guitar). For over two decades, Borbetomagus have raised the mantle on intense improvisational sound parameters into one of the most unique sound configurations heard on planet earth. Heavy noise, deeply coiled feedback manipulation, hair-raising electronic squeal and the ultimate in air propulsion explosiveness, all initiated by humans. This CD features live performances in Glasgow and London 1999.” - Agaric.

Artist: BORBETOMAGUS
Title: Trente Belles Annees
Format: CD
Label: Agaric
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Like worms through an hour glass, so are the days of our live recordings-such as JIM SAUTER, DON DIETRICH, and DONALD MILLERs final concert of their 2009 tour of Europe. Performing at Instants Chavires in the land of la vache qui fond, the trio celebrates thirty goddamn years of impossibly loud and uncompromising screech, pioneering unique strategies such as bells together, extended, flexible mouthpieces, open mouth wah wah, and never ever conserving a single volt of energy. "You know that bit at the end of the Monterey concert where Hendrix sets his guitar on fire?" guitarist Donald Miller famously asked. "Thats what we do. For a whole hour." With BORBETOMAGUS, bigger is bigger, better is better. Its not up for debate." -Agaric.

Artist: BORBETOMAGUS
Title: Zurich
Format: CD
Label: Agaric
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Recorded on October 13, 1984 at Rote Fabrik in Zurich, Switzerland. Originally released in 1985 as a double LP. "What is best about Sauter, Dietrich and Miller is that they are playing what jazz should be and not just emptying the tradition through some plastic-sounding fusion of jazz as a universal language. They expand the frontiers of the trance-state without resorting to formulaic repetition and take the expressiveness so natural to jazz to new heights, turning over the conventions common to European improvised music. In short, they are a cleansing experience and force us to readjust our ears to a new sonic landscape. Borbetomagus is one of the best things to come out of the United States in a long time" --Gustave Cerutti, Editor; Jazz 360° No. 73, November 1984. Borbetomagus is: Donald Miller (guitar, alto saxophone), Jim Sauter (tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone), and Don Dietrich (tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, guitar)." -Agaric.

Artist: BORBETOMAGUS & SHAKING RAY LEVIS
Title: Coelacanth
Format: 10"
Label: Agaric
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"This three-track EP collaboration between free noise bruisers Borbetomagus (Don Dietrich and Jim Sauter on reeds, Donald Miller on guitar) and Chattanooga, TNs finest free improvisers (Dennis Palmer on electronics and synthesizers, Bob Stagner on drums) is as riotously colorful and chaotic as Dennis Palmers cover art. As is often the case when Borbetomagus team up with other musicians, theres a little more restraint on offer than in the trios own coruscating work -- at the opening of "I Want to Be a Black Weight Lifter Named Douglas," Sauter and Dietrich in particular seem more content to stand back and let Millers twisted drones battle it out with Palmers wild synth squiggles -- but dont be fooled into thinking its an easy listening outing. It isnt -- and that menacing-looking fish on the album cover should be sufficient warning. Even those familiar with Shaking Ray Levis contribution to the skewed tribute compilation to the Residents (Eyesore: A Stab at the Residents, on the aptly named Vaccination label) will be taken aback by the visceral blast of "Lady Big Boy." - Allmusic.com. 1992 release. Non-picture disk edition.

Artist: ELECTRIC EELS
Title: (Im So) Agitated
Format: 7"
Label: Agitated
Country: UK
Price: $10.00
"A special repressing of the classic debut single from THE ELECTRIC EELS, in a facsimile of the original sleeve. Agitated Records was pretty much blown away when the Electric Eels camp agreed for this to happen, and thus decided it made a perfect RSD release. the single itself is 35 years old this year, and still blows away most of anything released since, the sound of amps crackling, the feral vocals, and just an attitude that few have neared. Its possibly the most wild blast of punk rock ever." -Agitated
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Artist: FRESH & ONLYS
Title: Impending Doom
Format: 7"
Label: Agitated
Country: UK
Price: $9.00
"Another total winner from the Agitated stable, and two blasts of wild pop from San Franciscos finest purveyors of said genre THE FRESH & ONLYS. "Impending Doom" is the bands their first UK release, and ties in with UK shows, ATP etc. Both tracks highlight the bands abilities in creating pop music thats skewed yet perfect and both songs are also exclusive to this release." -Agitated

Artist: KOOLAID (GLOBAL TYRANNY)
Title: S/T
Format: LP + CD
Label: Agitated
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"So, we get a tape of this in the post, yes, a tape, and thought it was pretty wild, then heard nothing...then we get a CDR, well two of them, some mix cassette, and a CD containing some OTT modern day Pop Art sleeve design that is retina rubbling!....with a scrawled note claiming, when you put the record out, you have to limit it to 500 LPs with a bonus free CD version that has a different mix of the music on it, NO Downloads whatsoever and the sleeve has to be wrap-around, like it could be a poster, on thicker card too, full colour mind!...we are KOOLAID (GLOBAL TYRANNY) on this record...send us some copies when its done....well that was telling us, so we had to put the record out. We listened to the CD again; it was bonkers, some wild psychedelic noise stomping round the room, meshed with some dark samples, really heavy and LIVE drums, almost a non stop mix of edge-of-the-seat paranoiac scuzz, with loops that pulse through the entire record. Like a modern day mix of the avant pop samplings and cut-up wizardry of Negativland, the obscure fractal pop psychedelic rock of the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, some of the white hot guitar of the Stooges / Loop variety, and a primal beat /rhythm that could have been lifted from Cro-Magnon."-Agitated. 500 copies only on vinyl, in deluxe wraparound color sleeve, with CD version (of different mixes of the four tracks)." -Agitated

Artist: MOON DUO
Title: Catch As Catch Can
Format: 7"
Label: Agitated
Country: UK
Price: $9.00
"San Franciscos MOON DUO feature the combined forces of WOODEN SHJIPS ERIK "RIPLEY" JOHNSON and SANAE YAMADA. Led by, "Catch As Catch Can," a blistering sonic stew and backed with the a cover of the Scientists classic speaker burner "Set It On Fire." Taking threads from the fabric of Loop, Neu, Silver Apples, the PSF canon and the Red Eye /Black Eye label oeuvre the band weave a tapestry of droning motorik rock noise. Both tracks are exclusive to this release and pressed on piss yellow vinyl." -Agitated

Artist: MOON POOL & DEAD BAND
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Agitated
Country: UK
Price: $17.00
"Five tracks of post apocalyptico techno from Urban Americanica fore runners MOON POOL & DEAD BAND. Detroit, Michigan being the birthing place for this, Moon Pool & Dead Band, A duo who deal in old school DIY tweaked and bleaked techno ideal that assimilates the dystopian furies oft found amongst some of the master-works of John Carpenter to a no-future groove. Moon Pool & Dead Band is DAVID SHETTLER and NATE YOUNG (WOLF EYES). "It is all analog synth, real drums and whatever.. played live=no overdubs, make no mistake this is syncopated synthesizer music or Detroit Techno....Dance music" ---Nate Young Amazing sleeve art...see to believe! 700 only." -Agitated

Artist: SCIENTISTS
Title: Frantic Romantic
Format: 7"
Label: Agitated
Country: UK
Price: $10.00
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Artist: TEENAGE BOATPEOPLE
Title: Add Havoc
Format: CD
Label: Agua Prieta
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
Jeff Johnson/vocal, guitar. Milo Fine/drum set (bowed cymbals), b-flat/alto clarinets, electronic piano (electronics), marimba. Tim Mauseth/bass guitar, baritone guitar,charango, harmonica, rhythm programming.

Artist: TEENAGE BOATPEOPLE
Title: NOW
Format: CD
Label: Agua Prieta
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"Teenage Boatpeople NOW (Agua Prieta 000209)  contains  5 new songs recorded in 2009, 4 songs that comprised  the out of print vinyl EP, 4 BY THE TEENAGE BOATPEOPLE, originally released in 1979, and 4 demos recorded in 1980.  Teenage Boatpeople are a Minneapolis based Avant-Garde Rock band founded in 1979 by Jeff Johnson.   The band played a short run of gigs 1980-81 at local venues including First Avenues Main Room and  7th St. Entry, the New Riverside Cafe, and the legendary Longhorn (Zoogies), sharing the bill with the likes of DNA, Husker Du, Naked Raygun, the Milo Fine Free Jazz Ensemble, and the Suburbs.  The music the band created in 1979/80 was unique and difficult to categorize for the Minneapolis scene at the time. With the lack of local support the group disbanded in late 1981.  The bands current line up retains two core members  -- Jeff Johnson and Milo Fine -- and adds new member Tim Mauseth (Rocking Pinecones, Safety Last). Milo Fine is an internationally known improvising musician who has been active in the field since 1969. He has been featured on 3 dozen published documents including recordings with Free Jazz/Improvised Music legends Anthony Braxton, Derek Bailey, the Reform Art Unit, Hugh Davies, among others." -Agua Prieta.

Artist: BRANNTEN SCHNURE
Title: Sommer im Pfirsichhain
Format: LP
Label: Aguirre
Country: Belgium
Price: $23.00
“Brannten Schnüre is an experimental dark folk group out of Würzburg, Germany. Christian Schoppik composes and plays all the music and Katie Rich whispers, recites, and sings. Together they make astoundingly beautiful folk with rich instrumentation leaning toward the atonal spectrum. Instrumental wanderings stand alongside Nico-esque poetry tales. Schoppik plays the accordion and, on some songs, guitar and flute. Inspired by hierophants like Nový Svět and David Jackman, solemn song fragments (a lot of old Greek rebetika recordings) are modified and looped, with additional instruments and voices integrated later on. Their music has been described as "surreal folkcollage" and "German hauntology." With the 2010 emergence of Schoppiks second project, a Dada cabaret called Agnes Beil, Brannten Schnüre moved closer to the song structures of its frivolous sibling. The voluptuousSommer im Pfirsichhain (Summer in the Peachgrove), with its atmosphere of sticky, tense midsummer, is the second part of a quartet of releases, following the 2014 cassette Aprilnacht (SicSic) and precedingGeträumt hab ich vom Martinszug and part four. Reference points include Winter Family and TwinSisterMoon. Music etched on folkloric, ritual elements transferred into the 21st century. Also worth mentioning is the hand-drawn artwork by artist Gwénola Carrère.” - Aguirre.

Artist: BURKE, JOSH
Title: Prana
Format: LP
Label: Aguirre
Country: Belgium
Price: $21.00
2010 release. "Relax and imagine yourself hovering above the returning current, submerged in the presence of universal water." Josh Burke continues his endeavor into new age. With relaxing synths, and the occasional outbreak, the man behind Sky Limousine and the illustre Midnight Star Media takes you to space and back in just over 30 minutes. Iasos seems to have been watching over his shoulder when recording this album. There are some faster, more layered tracks varied with some bare, minimal, classical new age tracks. It makes the perfect mix and relaxing listening experience. Comes with an insert and released in an edition of 330." -Aguirre.

Artist: CRAIG, IAN WILLIAM
Title: Meaning Turns to Whispers
Format: LP
Label: Aguirre
Country: Belgium
Price: $24.00
"Aguirre Records present Ian William Craigs Meaning Turns to Whispers. Ian is a trained opera singer and painter out of Vancouver, Canada. Over the last few years he has proved to be one of the most original artists active in the ambient/experimental genre. His debut A Turn Of Breath (2014) and the follow-up, Cradle For The Wanting (2015) received high acclaim. Meaning Turns to Whispers is a combination of piano improvisations and FM feedback loops, recorded over various winters from 2009 to 2011 and edited down, manipulated and degraded to reveal some of their hidden spaces. The discreet piano layers mixed with waves of white noise are intriguing making you long for more. Meaning Turns to Whispers is a record rooted in a gorgeous neo-classical tradition, but totally fucked up by tape manipulations that made it anything but pretty. For Craig, the use of reel-to-reels is a way of decaying sentimentality: any time his music has come too close to meeting his expectations, he uproots it, creating impervious walls or bursts of modest but stupefying noise. In choice moments on Meaning, you can hear Craig trying to imagine the lived lives of his inanimate instruments; you hear him beam down on the piano, its wooden infrastructure revealed, sounding like it has its own set of motivations. "I was living with my sister in Edmonton, and during the ridiculously cold winter, I gutted her piano and micd it up in a whole bunch of weird ways. I recorded probably twenty hours of material, and after listening to it I was amazed at how much it sounded like sentimental crap. At that point I was really trying to express something, and afterwards I thought the only way through would be to destroy the recordings, and thats what Meaning Turns To Whispers is. Its completely mangled to remove that struggle for expression. I realized at the end of that album that I didnt want to express, I just wanted to explore." Mastered by Sean McCann at Recital. Lacquer cut by Christoph Grote-Beverborg at Dubplates & Mastering. Edition of 500." - Aguirre.
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Artist: EMMANUEL, J.D.
Title: Time Traveler
Format: Double LP
Label: Aguirre
Country: USA
Price: $27.00
"Kudos to Lieven Martens of Dolphins Into The Future for bringing J.D. Emmanuel back into the spotlight. In 2007, Lieven dug up the masterpiece album Wizards and re-issued it on his own label. A few years later, in 2011, J.D. was asked to tour through Europe where he was accompanied by Dolphins Into The Future and Paul LaBrecque. Denmark, Belgium, Sweden, Germany, and Holland welcomed J.D. and the people attending the concerts knew they were in for an electronic blast from the past. This 2LP set covers the tour with a great deal of unreleased live tracks. The live recordings show J.D.s phenomenal skill to create a universe of swirling and constantly turning sounds. Hes up there in the big league of early electronic and new age pioneers with the likes of Iasos, Laurie Spiegel, and Trans-Millenia Consort. Some words from the man himself: "After my European tour, I decided to use the name Time Traveler to describe my music because it can put the listener into a state where time seems to disappear. This is my goal with my music, to create an altered state for expanding consciousness." With Hawaiian-inspired artwork, just like J.D.s colorful character, and of course, his T-shirts. Includes a glossy double-sided insert. Mastered by J.D. Emmanuel. Pressed @ Handle With Care, Berlin. Limited edition of 500 copies." - Aguirre.

Artist: EMMANUEL, J.D.
Title: Trance Formation I: Ancient Minimal Meditations
Format: LP
Label: Aguirre
Country: Belgium
Price: $27.00
"2015 repress of the 2011 reissue of the original 1986 cassette. Pressing of 400 copies on 180-gram vinyl in full-color thick cardboard sleeve. Created between 1981 and 1985 by JD Emmanuel, a new age composer who has received a lot of praise from people like Lieven Martens and John Olsen. These recordings signify Emmanuels praise to the course of the day. Starting off slowly with morning synth meanderings, walking through midday, running in the evening, and closing the day with midnight meditation. "Somewhere hidden in the deepest part of the Self is that special place, where One can go within to the most ancient part of ones Self and connect with the origin of Self. Ancient Minimal Meditations reaches into that special place of creation of the Self and its Oneness with the Creator of All." Recorded using three Sequential Circuits Pro-One synthesizers and a Yamaha SK-20 Poly-Synthesizer. 100% analog sound. Mastered by JD Emmanuel." - Aguirre. Highly recommended!

Artist: EMMANUEL, JD
Title: Rain Forest Music
Format: LP
Label: Aguirre
Country: Belgium
Price: $27.00
"Aguirre Records present a reissue of the 1981 debut album by new age pioneer JD Emmanuel, Rain Forest Music. Texan musician JD Emmanuels career story is, in a way, a story about how the passion of fans can make a difference and about a gifted musician whose music may have been lost to the ages. The tale begins in 2005 when Douglas Mcgowan stumbled on several dusty boxes of two JD Emmanuel vinyl albums -- several hundred of them, all still sealed -- at a discount book and record store in North Dallas, Texas. Mcgowan purchased 50 copies and took them back to the west coast. This discovery set in motion a chain of events that led to a series of reissues and Emmanuels return to recording and performing in 2010. The majority of JD Emmanuels studio recordings date from the 1980s, when new age music in America was still an indie scene. Whether you call his albums new age or not, the meditative vibe, spiritual underpinnings and self-releasing are all hallmarks of the genre. Yet his cyclic, organ-based music is different from most of his contemporaries of that era. Back in 1970, he was deeply impressed by his first taste of classical minimalism when he heard American minimalist composers Terry Riley and Steve Reich. He was also attracted to the improvisations of modern jazz and long-form rock jams. Minimalism and improvisation, then, became the foundations of his art, and the evocation of trance-like states his goal. In 1980, with his newly acquired Crumar Traveler-1 organ, analog synths, guitar, and various effects, he began building a body of warm, melodic, usually stripped-back ambient trance with a unique mystical vibe. On Rain Forest Music he builds gentle, short cycles of notes into floating clouds of sound, mostly improvising around single chords. The "minimalism" in his music lies not in repetitive patterns that barely change -- the extreme end of classical minimalism -- but more in the spare arrangements. Theres also an open, loving optimism to the melodies that has obvious appeal to new age listeners. The album cover is from an original water color created for the LP in 1981 by Houston artist, Molly Khan. 180 gram vinyl; Printed inner sleeve; Remastered by Rashad Becker; Lacquer cut by Rashad Becker; Cover reconstruction by Jeroen Wille; Edition of 1000." - Aguirre.

Artist: ENHET FOR FRI MUSIK
Title: Inom Dig, Inom Mig
Format: LP
Label: Aguirre
Country: Belgium
Price: $27.00
"Folk unit originated in the Swedish underground Enhet för Fri Musik - featuring members of Sewer Election, Ättestupa, Neutral, Makthaverskan, and Blod - continually re-invent what music is about through free improvisation and lengthy folk meanderings. Embedded in the ever exciting Swedish underground scene, Enhet För Fri Musik continue the quest for innovation numerous legendary Swedish bands started during the 70s - such as, Pärson Sound, Trad Gras Och Stenar, and Arbete Och Fritid. Taking the ideas of communal music craft and experimentation, on Inom Dig, Inom Mig, the group comes to a unique combination of Jandek-like atonal guitar, organ, tape effects, field recordings, and saxophone, with Sofie Herners amazing loner voice running over it. Adding another inspiring document to the world of open-minded music. Inom Dig, Inom Mig was originally release on cassette in 2015 on Forever United. Silkscreened sleeves by Marijke Loozen; Music by Dan Johansson, Gustaf Dicksson, Hugo Randulv, Sofie Herner; Mastered by Kris Delacourt; Artwork by Dan Johansson; Edition of 150." - Aguirre.
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Artist: EXPO 70
Title: Inaudible Bicoastal Trajectory
Format: LP
Label: Aguirre
Country: Belgium
Price: $20.00
"New LP with two looong Improvised tracks by Justin Wright, recorded during his tour last fall 2010. The A side was recorded at Zebulon Bar, New York with accompanying visuals of the film Fantastic Planet. The B side is a live performance from KJFC in California. Dedicated to the open road and lush landscapes of Earth, you are a great wonder. Full color thick cardboard sleeves, 160gr. vinyl." - Aguirre. Limited edition of 400 copies.

Artist: FERRARO, JAMES
Title: Rerex
Format: Triple LP
Label: Aguirre
Country: Belgium
Price: $43.00
"Aguirre Records present a reissue and the first vinyl release of James Ferraros Rerex, originally released in 2009. James Ferraro is an experimental musician, composer and virtual atmospherist born in Bronx, New York. Ferraro has released material under a wide array of aliases, and was a member of the Californian two-piece avant-garde project The Skaters. His album Far Side Virtual (2011) was chosen as "Album of the Year" by the UKs Wire Magazine in 2011. Ferraro has been producing small runs of releases on cassette, CD-R, and VHS with a wide variety of styles all representing different dreams of a demonic mind tower spanning from freak flesh bodybuilder atmospheres to ambient modern world/psych. First on New Age Tapes and later on MuscleWork Inc., self-run cassette/CD-R labels primarily used for releasing small runs of his solo work. In the summer of 2009, Ferraro composed and recorded the "Summer Headrush Series" in Antwerp, Belgium for Musclework Inc. The series is loosely based on visualizations that came to mind while receiving self-induced hypocapnia (aka, choking oneself) or as its commonly called "free fall". The albums being representatives of the free fall head space. Other albums from the Headrush Series are: Body Fusion 1 and 2, iAsia, Wild World, Son of Dracula and Hacker Track. The Rerex album is vintage hypnagogic Ferraro and with its length (almost three hours), it may be considered a "magnum opus" of his. Using cheap casio keyboards, loops, effects and difficult to trace samples, Ferraro creates a slightly haunting but oh-so beautiful musical world. Please use headphones for a dynamic HD headphone experience. Artwork by James Ferraro. Mastered and lacquer cut by Christoph Grote-Beverborg at Dubplates & Mastering. Lay-out by Jeroen Wille. Edition of 500." - Aguirre.

Artist: FIFTY FOOT HOSE
Title: Cauldron
Format: LP
Label: Aguirre
Country: Belgium
Price: $30.00
"Aguirre Records present the first official vinyl reissue of Fifty Foot Hoses Cauldron, originally released on Limelight in 1967. Cauldron is the legendary psychedelic jazzy rock and electronic album by Californian band Fifty Foot Hose. Fifty Foot Hose formed in San Francisco in 1967. Like few other acts of their time, they consciously tried to combine the contemporary sounds of rock with electronic instruments and avant-garde compositional ideas. They were one of the most radical groups of the psychedelic era, and their experimentalism still has the power to shock and surprise even now. What set them apart were the pioneering experiments in electronic music, like the band they are often compared to, The United States of America. Incorporating Theremin, siren, audio generators, and other various electronic effects, as Cork Marcheschi, the bands original bass player, had developed an acute interest in the dadaist/futurist experiments of composers like John Cage and Edgar Varese. David and Nancy Blossom brought both psychedelic and jazz influences to the band. Cauldron, their only album, was released in December 1967, including "Fantasy", "Red The Sign Post", and "God Bless The Child", a Billie Holiday cover. Their sound experiments differentiated them from their contemporaries and most audiences didnt quite know what to make of them. Fifty Foot Hoses music leans more towards White Noise, Silver Apples, and especially United States of America, rather than to flower power movement. After only one album, the proto-cyber psych outfit passed as quickly as they came. Their only mention would be a name-check in Ralph J. Gleasons 1969 book, The Jefferson Airplane And The San Francisco Sound, published over a year after their demise. Ralph J. Gleason wrote: "I dont know if theyre immature or premature." History has proven them to be the latter. Today, the original album is very collectable and considered a touchstone of avant-garde rock music. Cork Marcheschi on the record: "The concept was to expand what contemporary popular music was. I thought the avant-garde could have had a home with this new group of listeners but they turned out to be pretty conservative -- intellectually. Drugs were fine -- sex was fine -- stop the wars was good but when challenged with abstract art., they reacted like conservative people look at a Jackson Pollockpainting." Cover reconstruction by Jeroen Wille. Remastered by Equus. Includes replica of the original insert. 180 gram vinyl; Edition of 1000." - Aguirre.

Artist: FRANCE
Title: Occitanie
Format: LP
Label: Aguirre
Country: Belgium
Price: $24.00
"Aguirre Records present the first vinyl edition of Frances Occitanie, originally released in 2009. Savage pulsating drone-rock from France, the trio of Jeremie Sauvage on electric bass, Mathieu Tilly on drums, and Yann Gourdon on amplified hurdy-gurdy. They play one note/one rhythm, producing energetic performances reminiscent of the early collaborations between Faust and Tony Conrad. Creatively recycled influences result in intense shows with pounding overtones and repetitive pulsing rhythms. Loud, straight, and trance-inducing. On Occitanie, in the mass of sound, the rhythmic repetition and the elongated drones. The hurdy-gurdy forces you deeper, highlighting points of microtonal flux, cracking open the single note, the nodding rhythm, to imply the presence of every note, every sound, inside it. The insensible evolution lurks in a corner of noise and finally imposes itself slowly on careful listening. The band members of France perform in various other projects: Tanz Mein Herz, Toad and Jérico, all are member of the collective La Novià, an organization based in Haute-Loire which brings together professional musicians and acts as a place for reflection and experimentation around traditional and or experimental music. In 2009, France was invited to play in Pau, a city far south-west of France, next to Spain, by the people running Pagans Musica, a like-minded traditional-oriented group of people, also bent on educational issues concerning the local music and dialect: Occitan and on fusing traditional musics and rock related sounds and instruments. They had set up a show for France and their band Artus and originally wanted to have Acid Mothers Temple join the bill. The Japanese band had done versions of songs coming from their village, but werent touring near France so instead they invited Duo Ancelin-Rouzier as the third act, a band both Artus and France were also very fond of. Pagans had everything set-up for the concert to be recorded and as France had plenty of time for sound-check, they went on to record the Pau album (2011) in the afternoon, taking a thirty seconds pause in the middle of the session so as to mark both sides of the vinyl. Occitanie is a recording of the live set later that night, with no cut and a longer, more savage performance. Artwork by Standard In-Fi Visuals. Recorded live by Tòmas Baudoin and Yannick Prévost; Mastering by Kris Delacourt. High-glossy sleeve; Edition of 500." - Aguirre.

Artist: GNOD
Title: The Somnambulists Tale
Format: LP
Label: Aguirre
Country: Belgium
Price: $25.00
"An early and one of the most special Gnod recordings is out now on Aguirre. The Somnambulists Tale consists of two side-long adventurous pieces which are carried by an incredible loop. The haunting ambience in combination with electronics, distant guitar layers, conversations between the band members, a typewriter, and other sounds from found objects makes this quite an atypical Gnod release, but definitely a great one. Influenced by early Krautrock bands like Can, Hawkwind, and Ash Ra Tempel, Gnod brings us back to those days, adding twisted sounds and strange lyrics to the whole, delivering a truly mesmerizing psychedelic drone record. Gnod is a British Krautrock band from Salford, England. Formed in 2006, the band is a collective with an ever-rotating list of members. They run experimental electronic live nights in Salford called Gesamtkunstwerk (German for "whole arts work") where they offer "outsider electronics, hardwarped machine rhythms and analog debauchery, all reflecting the post-industrial mill space." They have a punky belief in the dissolution of the boundary between artist and audience to the extent that it is not unlikely to find gig-goers onstage, adding to the instrumental melée. Artwork by Fliss Horrocks. Matte finishing. Pressed at Handle With Care, Berlin in a limited edition of 500 copies." -Aguirre.
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Artist: INNERCITY
Title: Future Life
Format: LP
Label: Aguirre
Country: Belgium
Price: $20.00
“Imagine you find yourself wandering places unreal, lost and desperate, only to have it gradually dawn in you, youve been laying waste the invisible lands in your mind. Your desperateness becomes amazement as you start paving paths to link and sync barren levels of reality and start to familiarize with different formless and shape-shifting entities manifesting as inhabitants of apparently different inner worlds. You are being prepared for a major evolutionary phase-shift regarded unreal and I believe that is what future life is about, the differences in realities, and their level of importance in the whole picture. Part 1: simulations (untitled 1-2-3-4), Part 2: reflections (untitled 5-6-7-8)." - Aguirre.

Artist: INNERCITY
Title: Terrestreality
Format: LP
Label: Aguirre
Country: Belgium
Price: $22.00
"Hans Dens second vinyl offering on Aguirre with more synthcrapings and zonked adventures in lo-fi music. Following up his 7 inch on NNA tapes and an LP on Release The Bats Hans continues to search and destroy. Loads of damaged audio and otherworldy synth bubblles spread over 11 tracks. No need to look at your watch, time has become infinitive." - Aguirre.

Artist: KOMODO HAUNTS
Title: Suijin
Format: LP
Label: Aguirre
Country: Belgium
Price: $23.00
“Komodo Haunts is the psychedelic drone solo project of Ollie Tutty(aka Mt. Tjhris), from Lincolnshire, UK. With his music he explores drone structure, sonic textures, meditative zones, and personal fictions. Making use of analog and digital technologies; tape jams playing on human familiarity, natural ambiances, faux-exotica, mythologies, "reality therapy." Taking inspiration from drone masters and new-age wanderers, the Suijin album is all about getting into "the zone" and could be the soundtrack to an unreleased Tarkovsky movie. Building up from a basis of minimalistic stylings in the vein of Terry Rileys Persian Surgery Dervishes and adding rich instrumental and vocal layers later. Notes onSuijin/notes on water: liquid forms; Suijin, the Shinto god of water -- water as a force -- the symbolic status of water -- people-water relationship. Instruments range from shifting tape loops to reverb-laden electric guitar and dark synths, human voice, wind, distorted bass, ceramic ocarina, acoustic strings, processed electronics, and oscillating waves. Artwork by Tutty. Glossy finishing. Limited to 250 copies.” - Aguirre.

Artist: LICHEN GUMBO
Title: Boilin
Format: LP
Label: Aguirre
Country: Belgium
Price: $27.00
"Lichen Gumbo is a lo-fi underground rock band from Finland. Boilin was recorded during a week of seclusion in a small cabin deep in the woods with no running water and at home during an exceptional heat wave hitting Finland in 2014, hence the Boilin title for this album of hazy tunes. The selected songs range from Throbbing Gristle hits to a more noisy garage style. Mixing heavily distorted drums and guitars, vocals varying in style going from garage, no wave to totally deranged, and synth bubbles which sound like theyre recorded straight from the water surface of hot springs (or perhaps they just borrowed a Moog from Acid Mothers Temple). Lichen Gumbo are Olli Aarni and Ville Oinonen. Olli has been recording under his own name since 2011 and mostly works with electronic sounds. He has released music as Ous Mal and Nuojuva. Ville joins him for the lo-fi ride that is Lichen Gumbo. Hand-assembled sleeves; Artwork by Olli Aarni, Ville Oinonen and Mia Tarkela; Mastering by Kris Delacourt; Edition of 150." - Aguirre.
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Artist: MARTENS & ADA VAN HOOREBEKE, L.R.J.
Title: Eternal Landscapes
Format: LP
Label: Aguirre
Country: Belgium
Price: $27.00
"2011 release. Collage of continuous sound recordings, created for two expos by Ada Van Hoorebeke. Re-worked for release on vinyl in March 2011 by Lieven Martens of Dolphins Into The Future. Mastered on VHS. Housed in a gatefold cover. Limited to 500 copies. Includes three inserts. Pressed on 160 gram vinyl. Cover artwork by Ada Van Hoorebeke." -Aguirre.

Artist: MCCANN, SEAN
Title: The Capital
Format: LP
Label: Aguirre
Country: Belgium
Price: $24.00
"2011 release. Second vinyl release The Capital by rising drone star Sean McCann. These recordings prove -- once again -- his ability to keep his stretched-out and richly-textured ambient drones right on track. The A-side opens with synth spirals and ecstatic sounds -- theres no going back now. The B-side is full of violin explorations and lo-fi field recordings. This is an amazing effort by one of Earths most promising musicians." -Aguirre.

Artist: MOTION SICKNESS OF TIME TRAVEL/NOVA SCOTIAN ARMS
Title: Crystal Anniversary
Format: LP
Label: Aguirre
Country: Belgium
Price: $24.00
"2011 release. This split LP sees the man/wife duo of Grant and Rachel Evans performing under their own solo projects. In recent years they have released a bunch of awesome tapes and CD-Rs on their label Hooker Vision. They also record and perform as drone-duo Quiet Evenings. This record was created to celebrate the crystal anniversary of the couple. And indeed, on both sides Grant and Rachel create sounds which sound like the perfect marriage. With stunningly beautiful collage artwork by Grant Evans. Mastered by Lawrence English." -Aguirre.

Artist: ORPHAN FAIRYTALE
Title: My Favorite Fairytale
Format: Double LP
Label: Aguirre
Country: Belgium
Price: $32.00
"Welcome to the wondrous world of Eva Van Deurens one-girl project Orphan Fairytale. She creates a fairy-like, mystic and hypnotizing sound-world using only self-made electronics, toy instruments, cassette loops and small keyboards. The music shows a great deal of playfulness. Dream-like patterns are enriched by carefully-placed notes and tones. After almost 10 years of performing and recording, the time has come for a round-up and Aguirre is happy to present a wonderful set of four side-long pieces. The 2LP set consists of delicate, twinkling tunes recorded during the period of 2008-2011, wherein Eva shows an admirable creativity, coalescing minimalism, new age, psychedelic and repetitive sounds. Never too far away from contemporary fellow artists like Dolphins Into The Future, Innercity, and Panabrite, with whom she shares a certain ambience. Originating from Antwerp, Belgium, Eva Van Deuren grew up in a flourishing Belgian music scene and has released cassettes on numerous independent cassette labels -- Audiobot, Beniffer Editions and Sloow Tapes, just to name a few. In the summer of 2007, she was even asked to open for Sonic Youth, and Thurston Moore became very fond of her music. After that she released full albums on Ultra Eczema and Blackest Rainbow. Artwork by Johan and Hannah. Pressed at Handle With Care, Berlin. Includes a pink double-sided insert. High-gloss finishing. Limited edition of 500 copies." -Aguirre.

Artist: PALESTINE, CHARLEMAGNE
Title: Strumming Music
Format: LP
Label: Aguirre
Country: Belgium
Price: $27.00
"The classic minimal music album, available again on vinyl for the first time since the 70s. Primed with a glass of cognac, Charlemagne Palestine sits at the keyboard of a Bösendorfer Imperial grand piano. One foot firmly holds down the sustain pedal while both hands perform an insistent strum-like alternation on the keys. Soon Palestine and his Bösendorfer are enveloped in sound and bathed in a shimmering haze of multi-colored overtones. For 45 minutes, this rich pulsating music swells and intensifies, filling the air. When Strumming Music first appeared on the adventurous French label Shandar during the mid-1970s, it seemed a straightforward matter to place Charlemagne Palestine in the so-called minimalist company of La Monte Young, Terry Riley, Steve Reich, and Philip Glass, whose work also featured in the Shandar catalog. Palestine too used a deliberately restricted range of materials and a repetitive technique, but as he has often pointed out in more recent times, the opulent fullness of his music would more accurately be described as maximalist. Strumming Music, recorded in Palestines own loft in Manhattan, has no written score. In an age of recorded sound he still feels no need for traditional notation. The surging energy of this particular recording stands comparison with the improvising of jazz visionaries who impressed and inspired him while living in New York as a young man. But, as Palestine himself has made clear, primarily he brings to music-making the sensibility of an artist rather than a musician. Although the technique of the piece has roots in Palestines daily practice, when a teenager, of playing the carillon at a church, hammering sonorous chimes from a rack of tuned bells, it also draws on his later work as a body artist, staging vigorously muscular, physically demanding and often reckless performances. In addition, Strumming Music can be heard as a sculptural tour de force, while its textures connect with the color moods, plastic rhythms, and tactile space of Mark Rothkos abstract expressionist canvases. Strumming Music remains the essential index of Palestines singular creative vision. Fundamentally this fascinating piece is a collaboration between an artist and an instrument. Palestine had first encountered the Bösendorfer Imperial back in 1969. "The Bösendorfer at its best is a very noisy, thick molasses piano," he has remarked. Charlemagne Palestine embraced its clinging sonorousness, its clangorous resonance and out of that embrace came the voluptuous sonic fabric of Strumming Music." - Aguirre.

Artist: PANABRITE
Title: Sub-Aquatic Meditation
Format: LP
Label: Aguirre
Country: Belgium
Price: $24.00
"Panabrite is the solo project of Seattle-based Norman Chambers, utilizing analog synthesis, vintage drum machines, various effects and occasional guitar. Inspired by science fiction, new age music, soundtracks and library production music, nature/science documentaries, and vintage electronic sounds. His first LP release Sub Aquatic Meditation is an exciting record replete with underwater tunes. The outer space & the deep blue sea collide into two sides of spellbinding adventures reminiscent of the early work of Oneohtrix Point Never, Jürgen Müller and Dolphins Into The Future. Panabrite works in the hazy, analog synth-laden zone between kosmische drift and new age waft. He launches beatless symphonies of fibrillating, smeared whorls and drones that make you feel like the star of a weird nature documentary or a sci-fi blockbuster from 1977. Chambers excels at evoking both the intimate and the epic with his scrupulously wrought arpeggios and ostinatos. Norm also runs the fantastic Lunar Atrium blog and has previously released tapes and CD-Rs on Digitalis, Hobo Cult Records, Cylindrical Habitat Modules and Gift Tapes." -Aguirre.
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Artist: PAYNE, MAGGI
Title: Crystal
Format: LP
Label: Aguirre
Country: Belgium
Price: $28.00
"Aguirre Records present a reissue of Maggi Paynes challenging electronic album Crystal, originally released in 1986. Maggi Payne is an American composer, flutist, video artist, and co-director of the Center for Contemporary Music, Mills College where she teaches recording engineering, composition, and electronic music. Her work involves electroacoustic, instrumental, and vocal works along with works involving visuals, including dancers outfitted with electroluminescent wire and videos she creates using images ranging from nature to the abstract. She has composed music for dance, theatre, and video. Crystal was first released in 1986 on the Lovely Music label. Home to experimental musicians such as Robert Ashley, David Behrman, Pauline Oliveros, and Alvin Lucier. On Crystal, flute, spoken voice, sonifications, and synthesizers are processed to create dense and massive structures. Maggi Paynes musical imagination is vivid: she is interested in the surreal, the inward, the micro, and the accumulation of physical and psychological tension. Periods of silence gently evolve into flowing drones of complex resonances. Oozing drones evolve into dense and powerful peaks of short duration. The compositions and sounds on Crystal have incredible depth, a profound logic and, though not "pretty", an irresistible beauty. 180 gram vinyl; Remastered and cut at 45rpm by Rashad Becker; Gatefold sleeve with liner notes by the artist; Artwork by Atelier Brenda." - Aguirre.

Maggi Payne on Crystal: "I create immersive environments, inviting listeners/participants to enter the sound and be carried with it, experiencing it from the inside out in intimate detail. The sounds are almost tactile, visible, tangible. A narrative of the imagination exists, allowing each person experiencing the work to thread their own paths through their minds imagination and their bodys physical engagement. Each sound slowly unfolds, revealing intricacies and complexity. Each grows and evolves like crystals forming under the microscope. . . . I visualize the sound as originating from, for instance, a point source below where one is standing, then it swirls outward and upward in an ever-expanding spiral until it disappears high over the listeners head, morphing as it travels. Spatialization is not imposed when mixing, but is instead created in the original recording by increasing the amplitude of the sound on one track then decreasing its amplitude as the identical frequency is matched on the next track while it is increasing its amplitude, dovetailing the tracks across the space. Using extensive multi-tracking, the spatialization is retained, architecting and sculpting the aural space so that multiple perspectives and trajectories coexist."

Artist: PULSE EMITTER
Title: Aeons
Format: LP
Label: Aguirre
Country: Belgium
Price: $24.00
"Pulse Emitter joins the Aguirre catalog with a stunning album full of clear cosmic tones for the new space age. Aeons, as the title suggests, is about different periods in time. "Pangaea" is ancient earth, "Hermits" is based on a panel of the Ghent Altarpiece representing Renaissance Europe, "Spaceship" is the future, and "Immortality" is an even more distant future where consciousness has been uploaded to computers and people live without bodies. Pulse Emitter (Daryl Groetsch from Portland, Oregon) began working with synthesizers while in music school in the 90s and took the Pulse Emitter name in 2003, creating synthesizer pads and patterns which drift through cosmic and nature settings. A veteran of the noise scene of the mid-2000s, the music has returned to something more melodic and layered in recent years. David Keenan has said "No one is making synth music that feels so organic, so rapturous and so in tune with the contours of outer and inner space as Groetsch." -Aguirre.

Artist: QUIET EVENINGS
Title: Impressions
Format: LP
Label: Aguirre
Country: Belgium
Price: $24.00
"Following the much-loved Nova Scotian Arms/Motion Sickness Of Time Travel split LP on Aguirre, heres the second collaborative LP by the couple from LaGrange, Georgia. In a little over three years, the duo that comprise Quiet Evenings -- Grant and Rachel Evans -- have become two of the most prolific and active artists in the American underground. Each also has solo projects: Grants Nova Scotian Arms and Rachels Motion Sickness Of Time Travel. Between those as well as Quiet Evenings, theyve amassed well over 50 releases for various labels in various editions. They also co-run the Hooker Vision label, clocking up a similar amount of releases for other kindred spirits. On Impressions, both sides offer super-repetitive drone-work in the highest form. Outer-space that balances a slow pace with an incredibly intense inertia to evolve immediately, yet gracefully. With minimal instrumentation of guitars and synthesizers, the pieces on Impressions captivate the listener into the world theyve created. Far from the realm of pure ambient drift, subtle forces build within their disarming restraint and provide a stunning balance between light and shade. Quiet Evenings inhabit a ghostly space of unique elegance. This is a duo that can carry their craft well beyond standard shapes. Repressed; 28th volume in the BYG Actuel series; gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl. "Originally recorded at Studio Davout in Paris on August 12th, 1969... the Art Ensemble Of Chicago stands out as one of the most influential and long-lasting avant-garde and free jazz bands of all time. 4 tracks." - Aguirre

Artist: RILEY, TERRY
Title: Persian Surgery Dervishes
Format: Double LP
Label: Aguirre
Country: Belgium
Price: $37.00
"The classic minimal music album is now available again on vinyl for the first time since the 70s. During the 1970s, Californian composer Terry Riley concentrated on solo keyboard performances, continuing to make music yet writing down almost nothing. Riley selected a mode, chose a few motifs or basic patterns and then, seated on the floor in front of his audience, improvised on electronic keyboard. The electric organ, superseded at later concerts by a synthesizer, was portable and consistent. By the early 70s, Riley had come to feel that scores were a distraction. Faithful interpretation of an already written piece was a deviation from the true purpose of making music, which was spiritual quest. Fortunately, some of those live performances were captured on tape. Persian Surgery Dervishes, issued initially on the French label Shandar in 1972, features two such concerts for electric organ and reel-to-reel delay, one recorded in Los Angeles on April 18th, 1971, the other in Paris on May 24th, 1972. At the start of that decade, Riley became a dedicated student of the great Hindustani singer Pandit Pran Nath. Looking into North Indian classical tradition, he found correspondences to modal and cyclic ideas that he was already working on. In 1971, Riley started teaching Indian music at Mills College, in Oakland. That experience fed directly into his solo keyboard performances, but other influences were also shaping his music. Personal research into ancient Persian culture and the poetry of Rumi lit up his imagination, while the repetitive swirling of Sufi devotional music from North Africa and jazz, an enduring source of inspiration, reverberate through these performances. The Californian version of Persian Surgery Dervishes starts with low dark tones, dense and brooding like a huddled human figure, deep in introspection. But as the improvisation unfolds Rileys buoyant spirit asserts itself, spiraling out in ecstatic coils. The Parisian concert conveys a different mood, brighter and more open in texture, more relaxed from the outset and breathing with greater freedom as it takes flight. Persian Surgery Dervishes is a mesmerizing record of a vital stage in Rileys ongoing quest for connection with the universal mind and sublime music. "Music is my spiritual path. Its my way of finding out who I am." --Terry Riley, 1976 Includes insert with liner notes by Julian Cowley; Lacquer cut by Rashad Becker; Layout by Jeroen Wille; Remastered by Equusl; Licensed from FGL Productions; Edition of 1000." - Aguirre.

Artist: ROBERTSON, TIM
Title: Outer Planetary Church Music
Format: LP
Label: Aguirre
Country: Belgium
Price: $24.00
"A friend of Aguirre recalls meeting Tim Robertson by chance in a thrift store in Barcelona, while eyeing a dusty Hammond organ: "He was born in Honduras, but moved out of there at a young age to several other countries such as Perú, France, and Norway. His parents were devoted to some religious organization and they were spreading the word all around. The last place they were sent to was Barcelona, hence the reason he was there. He learned to play the keyboards as a kid and performed in church. He told me his life changed after spending some years in Niger and Ethiopia. He returned from that experience totally renewed and decided to somehow capture all the ideas he had during his stay in Africa. He bought an old four-track recorder and started jamming around the simple but complex idea of how church music in space would sound. During the next two years he got obsessed with creating the compositions of the future temples on Saturn and Neptune. He recorded hours and hours of music. In the end, feeling totally frustrated, he decided to throw to the bin all those tapes. Well, not all of them. Happily he kept two as a gift to his parents. Sadly, his parents passed away some years later. While cleaning their apartment he found the tapes and with the passing of time he decided to keep them as a memory of that crazy time. I was really curious about those tapes so I asked him if it would be possible to listen to them. After a couple of minutes I was totally captivated by them. It was so strange. The kind of repetitive music with cheap keyboard presets. So rough, basic, and fragile. It was then I told him that I felt more people had to listen to those recordings. After quite a bit of arguing, he finally accepted. At least Im sharing the word of God with more people, he said. So 20 years after they were originally recorded Im proud to share with everyone out there these seven tracks by a man who had a strange vision: compose the perfect soundtrack for the buildings where future space travelers would praise the lord. You can now judge with your own ears if he achieved his goal or failed. Peace!" Recorded in 1993. Remastered from the original tapes by Anders Peterson. Pressed on milky white vinyl. Artwork by Tim Robertson. Layout by Jeroen Wille. Limited to 300 copies." - Aguirre.

Artist: STELLAR OM SOURCE
Title: Heartlands Suite
Format: LP
Label: Aguirre
Country: Belgium
Price: $20.00
"EP/LP by Christelle Gualdi which compiles little masterpieces from the same time period when "Trilogy Tapes" was released. With influences ranging from new age to experimental electronic music Christelle creates a wonderful and carefully layered album. After the release of the Trilogy Tapes on Olde English Spelling Bee last year and the Rise In Planes from 2009 this is Stellar Om Sources second third vinyl release to date. More to come!Recorded in 2009 at Angel Transfer, The Netherlands. Full color thick cardboard sleeves, 160gr. vinyl." - Aguirre. Limited edition of 500 copies.

Artist: TAROTPLANE
Title: First
Format: LP
Label: Aguirre
Country: Belgium
Price: $23.00
“Tarotplane is the solo project of Baltimore-based musician PJ Dorsey. First, his full-length debut, is a tremendous album etched on the great krautrock and experimental psychedelic records from the 70s. Vintage electronic sounds are mixed with effected guitar parts. It might sound quite familiar at first, but once one enters the heart of the album it all gets spectacularly exhilarating and effortlessly captivating, swirling around the listener. Records such as Franco Battiatos Pollution, Bill Holts Dreamies, Popol Vuhs Affenstunde, and Deuters D were strong influences. All of these artists use tape loops, environmental sounds, filtering, and other effect processing in an exceptional way. Their desire to create their own distinct sonic world was the driving influence behind this LP. These artists never let the experimentation get in the way of creating something musical, beautiful, and sonorous. First integrates those influences but it also has a more traditional psychedelic rock sound built into its sonic viewpoint. Dorsey seamlessly blends these diverse influences into a continuous flow. The album was originally going to be called Excursions, because Dorsey would walk for hours on Baltimores waterfront listening to fragments of his work, as well as samples from films and records, to find a balance that worked. The ultimate goal was to make what some would call a head record. Something you can listen to on your own personal excursions that evokes a distinctive and enjoyable sonic headspace.” - Aguirre.

Artist: TULUUM SHIMMERING
Title: Ulau Tau - Spirit of the Sun
Format: LP
Label: Aguirre
Country: Belgium
Price: $24.00
"One of the most magical recordings youll hear this year is the first LP by UK-based, one-man transcendental-drone band Tuluum Shimmering. The sound of Tuluum Shimmering is like a sort of loop-driven, timeless ethnic music without a region or a tradition. An array of instruments (sampling keyboard, flutes, violin, kalimba, percussion) are run, via a mixer, through a multi-FX pedal into a 30-second looper, and out to an amp. Everything is recorded live, with no overdubs or mixing. Get ready for the take-off." -Aguirre.

Artist: VANDROOGENBROECK, JOEL
Title: Biomechanoid
Format: LP
Label: Aguirre
Country: Belgium
Price: $27.00
"Biomechanoid is the classic 1980 album by composer and flutist Joel Vandroogenbroeck. Its 1980, in Munich, Germany. Upstart production music label Coloursound Library releases their debut album. Capitalizing on the success of Ridley Scotts Alien film, the label dropped Biomechanoid, featuring cover art commissioned by H.R. Giger -- whose horrific Necronom IV lithograph served as the basis for the design of Alien -- and the music of the relatively unknown Joel Vandroogenbroeck. Comprised of bleak, cinematic synth soundscapes and percussion, the album served as an inaugural calling card for what would be a decade of dizzying solo releases by Vandroogenbroeck for Coloursound, running the gamut from Mesopotamian ethno-folk to synth sequencer funk to electro drum breaks to in-utero ambient delights. Though the Belgian-born Vandroogenbroeck, 74, may not be a household name, in an ideal world, he would be. As the founder, flautist, harpist, sitar player and keyboardist of the seminal acid-fried Swiss psych outfit Brainticket, he spearheaded the groups three main (and collectible) releases in the early 70s -- Cottonwood Hill, Celestial Ocean, and Psychonaut. Combining a love of exotic instruments coupled with mind-bending out-of-body excursions, the ever-changing collective developed something of a cult following throughout Europe and earned a reputation as one of the heavier psych outfits on the circuit -- which was something of a double-edged sword. While their experimental sound resonated with hippies everywhere, it didnt with the authorities, who associated the act with heavy drug consumption and subsequently began a ban of their music, especially the Psychonaut album, if for the title alone. After that bitter brush with censorship, the group quietly disbanded in 1972. After the dissolution of Brainticket, Vandroogenbroeck departed for the island of Bali with the intent of learning to build and play the gamelan -- an ensemble of primarily percussion instruments from Indonesia. It would become yet another weapon in his ever-growing arsenal of exotic instruments: he was already proficient on the sitar, harp, kalimba, assorted percussion oddities and all woodwinds by this point. Vandroogenbroeck became so enraptured with the frenetic sound of the gamelan that he subsequently left the tropics to start up a joged bumbung (a variation on a gamelan) band back in Switzerland. While playing small festivals and civic events with this group, Joel began to slowly gravitate towards the synth-heavy Kraut sounds of artists like Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze at the same time. And once he began dabbling with oscillators, he never turned back. After inking a library deal around this time with the nascent Coloursound label, who gave him complete creative control, Vandroogenbroeck began turning out releases at a rapid rate, often three to five a year, and under a variety of aliases like V.D.B. Joel, J.V.D.B, and Eric Vann. Starting with the desolate synth drone of Biomechanoid, he continued to expand his sound palette while on Coloursound, moving from early arpeggiators on Computer Blossoms to percussive sound collage on Birth of Earth; and from Oberheim DMX drum breaks on Video Games & Data Movements to Apple II ambient programming on Digital Project. Biomechanoid stands after all these years as an album full of dark, strange, disturbing soundscapes, the obscure side of Brainticket, proving how Joel was still a creative artist. Matte finishing. Double-sided insert. Pressed on 180 gram vinyl. Edition of 500 copies." -Aguirre.
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Artist: VANDROOGENBROECK, JOEL
Title: Meditations Vol. 1
Format: LP
Label: Aguirre
Country: Belgium
Price: $27.00
"Volume one of two. Continuous atmospheric sounds for enigmatic landscapes, metaphysical situations and prehistorical periods. The story continues. Aguirre released Joel Vandroogenbroecks first solo effort Biomechanoid in March 2014, an outstanding dark electronic ambient album. Now the label presents his two Meditations albums, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2. In these library albums the emphasis lies on his flute talents, paired with some great Moog-y electronics and mellow pre-new age ambience. Both volumes still stand after all these years and prove Joels ability to create wonderful library albums. Think Klaus Schulze, Harmonia, JD Emmanuel and Joanna Brouk. Though the Belgian-born Vandroogenbroeck, 74, may not be a household name; in an ideal world, he would be. As the founder, flautist, harpist, sitar player and keyboardist of the seminal acid-fried Swiss psych outfit Brainticket, he spearheaded the groups three main (and collectible) releases in the early 70s -- Cottonwood Hill, Celestial Ocean and Psychonaut. Combining a love of exotic instruments coupled with mind-bending out-of-body excursions, the ever-changing collective developed something of a cult following throughout Europe and earned a reputation as one of the heavier psych outfits on the circuit -- which was something of a double-edged sword. While their experimental sound resonated with hippies everywhere, it didnt with the authorities, who associated the act with heavy drug consumption and subsequently began a ban of their music, especially the Psychonaut album, if for the title alone. After that bitter brush with censorship, the group quietly disbanded in 1972. After the dissolution of Brainticket, Vandroogenbroeck departed for the island of Bali with the intent of learning to build and play the gamelan -- an ensemble of primarily percussion instruments from Indonesia. It would become yet another weapon in his ever-growing arsenal of exotic instruments: he was already proficient in the sitar, harp, kalimba, assorted percussion oddities and all woodwinds by this point. Vandroogenbroeck became so enraptured with the frenetic sound of the gamelan that he subsequently left the tropics to start up a joged bumbung (a variation on a gamelan) band back in Switzerland. While playing small festivals and civic events with this group, Joel began to slowly gravitate towards the synth-heavy Kraut sounds of artists like Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze at the same time. And once he began dabbling with oscillators, he never turned back. After inking a library deal around this time with the nascent Coloursound label, who gave him complete creative control, Vandroogenbroeck began turning out releases at a rapid rate, often three to five a year, and under a variety of aliases like V.D.B. Joel, J.V.D.B, and Eric Vann. Starting with the desolate synth drone of Biomechanoid, he continued to expand his sound palette while on Coloursound, moving from early arpeggiators on Computer Blossoms to percussive sound collage on Birth of Earth; and from Oberheim DMX drum-breaks on Video Games & Data Movements to Apple II ambient programming on Digital Project." - Aguirre.

Artist: VANDROOGENBROECK, JOEL
Title: Meditations Vol. 2
Format: LP
Label: Aguirre
Country: Belgium
Price: $27.00
"Volume two of two. Continuous atmospheric sounds for enigmatic landscapes, metaphysical situations and prehistorical periods. The story continues. Aguirre released Joel Vandroogenbroecks first solo effort Biomechanoid in March 2014, an outstanding dark electronic ambient album. Now the label presents his two Meditations albums, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2. In these library albums the emphasis lies on his flute talents, paired with some great Moog-y electronics and mellow pre-new age ambience. Both volumes still stand after all these years and prove Joels ability to create wonderful library albums. Think Klaus Schulze, Harmonia, JD Emmanuel and Joanna Brouk. Though the Belgian-born Vandroogenbroeck, 74, may not be a household name; in an ideal world, he would be. As the founder, flautist, harpist, sitar player and keyboardist of the seminal acid-fried Swiss psych outfit Brainticket, he spearheaded the groups three main (and collectible) releases in the early 70s -- Cottonwood Hill, Celestial Ocean and Psychonaut. Combining a love of exotic instruments coupled with mind-bending out-of-body excursions, the ever-changing collective developed something of a cult following throughout Europe and earned a reputation as one of the heavier psych outfits on the circuit -- which was something of a double-edged sword. While their experimental sound resonated with hippies everywhere, it didnt with the authorities, who associated the act with heavy drug consumption and subsequently began a ban of their music, especially the Psychonaut album, if for the title alone. After that bitter brush with censorship, the group quietly disbanded in 1972. After the dissolution of Brainticket, Vandroogenbroeck departed for the island of Bali with the intent of learning to build and play the gamelan -- an ensemble of primarily percussion instruments from Indonesia. It would become yet another weapon in his ever-growing arsenal of exotic instruments: he was already proficient in the sitar, harp, kalimba, assorted percussion oddities and all woodwinds by this point. Vandroogenbroeck became so enraptured with the frenetic sound of the gamelan that he subsequently left the tropics to start up a joged bumbung (a variation on a gamelan) band back in Switzerland. While playing small festivals and civic events with this group, Joel began to slowly gravitate towards the synth-heavy Kraut sounds of artists like Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze at the same time. And once he began dabbling with oscillators, he never turned back. After inking a library deal around this time with the nascent Coloursound label, who gave him complete creative control, Vandroogenbroeck began turning out releases at a rapid rate, often three to five a year, and under a variety of aliases like V.D.B. Joel, J.V.D.B, and Eric Vann. Starting with the desolate synth drone of Biomechanoid, he continued to expand his sound palette while on Coloursound, moving from early arpeggiators on Computer Blossoms to percussive sound collage on Birth of Earth; and from Oberheim DMX drum-breaks on Video Games & Data Movements to Apple II ambient programming on Digital Project." - Aguirre.

Artist: VARKENSHOND
Title: Hargawaan Por Shail
Format: LP
Label: Aguirre
Country: Belgium
Price: $29.00
"With hard-to-define instruments, Varkenshondcreates ritual and tribal madness in the vein of early Silvester Afang and Zero Kama. Varkenshond was founded in 2006 in Antwerp, Belgium while the to-be members were studying Maggergergorian spiritual philosophy with Wim Vanaeghe, Thomas "Gergeti" Kreuzfeld, and Koera Mönggüm Sorgan. They released a CD in 2007, the result of a series of therapeutic music sessions led by G. Karkaronga, and a cassette in 2013, a selection of songs and meditations recorded with local musicians in Brazil, Belarus, China, India, Indonesia, Mongolia, and Russia. Hargawaan Por Shail is a collaboration with animal communicator, flute player, and percussionist Yori Yoki. It consists of Támoldut and Maggergorian vocal and instrumental traditional music from Asia, Africa, South America, and Europe. The album includes the first recording ever of the instrument "Life Hooter" and an atmospheric electric version of "Qéfelni". Mastered by Kris Delacourt. Standard edition: Hand-assembled glossy sleeves; A4-insert; Edition of 150." - Aguirre.

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

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

Artist: YOUNG, LA MONTE & MARIAN ZAZEELA
Title: Dream House 78 17
Format: LP
Label: Aguirre
Country: Belgium
Price: $29.00
"This classic minimal music album is now available again on vinyl for the first time since the 70s. La Monte Young, widely acknowledged as the father of musical minimalism, is one of the most influential contemporary composers. Yet he has strictly monitored his own discography and his music is rarely heard. Born in a log cabin in rural Idaho in 1935, Young became a key figure in the New York underground art scene of the early 1960s. He made vital contributions to the Fluxus movement and initiated the use of lofts as performance venues. Most important of all, his exploration of sustained tones, unorthodox tuning, high volume, and long duration changed the course of 20th-century music and ushered in new ways of listening. This LP, initially issued on the French Shandar label in 1973, is a crucial document, preserving two manifestations of Youngs pioneering creative imagination. Its sounds lift the listener out of routine temporality into a prolonged and personal here and now; an intimate kind of time that no clocks can measure. The first side contains a performance by the Theatre of Eternal Music in which the voices of Young and his partner Marian Zazeela are combined with the trombone of Garrett List and the trumpet of Jon Hassell. Although the immediate impression created by the music is that it changes little, close listening reveals intricate activity in the high harmonics where unexpected patterns and phantom melodies skitter across the surface of the musics enveloping drone. Young and Zazeela developed their vocal technique through their intensive discipleship of North Indian singing master Pandit Pran Nath, and traces of that influence can be heard in their subtle ornamentation of the sustained tones. Unadorned sine waves form the Drift Study on the second side of the LP. To a seated listener this Drift Study seems a very pure form of minimalist musical drone, but if one moves around the space in which the piece is playing, dramatic variation in the loudness of different frequencies will become apparent, while the listeners movement will itself alter the structure of air molecules in the room, affecting the way the piece is heard. Its a fascinating probe into the nature of sound, hearing, and spatial awareness.” - Aguirre.
"My own feeling is that if people arent carried away to heaven Im failing" - La Monte Young, 1966.
First reissue. Edition of 1000. Remastered by Equus. Lacquer cut by Rashad Becker. Preserves original artwork. Includes insert with new, exclusive liner notes by Julian Cowley. Layout by Jeroen Wille. Includes download code.
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Artist: V/A
Title: I Lost My Mind
Format: LP
Label: Ah... Cid
Country: Spain
Price: $31.00
"I Lost My Mind is dedicated to the rarest of the rarest...the underground of the underground! Thirteen tracks from obscure Spanish bands recorded between 1971-1977, taken from obscure pressings, promo singles, non-distributed albums and unreleased tapes, compiled here for the first time. Psych-fuzz, late garage, crude hard-rock, proto-prog, psychedelic-funk. Including many monster rarities like Atardecer (the rarest Spanish 70s garage 45 ever), Núcleos ( psych-rock á la Evolution, taken from a non-distributed promo 45), Los Grecos (exotic flamenco-psych), funk-psych/Hammond groove by exploito group Ten Tops, primitive basement fuzz-psych by Vibración, powerful hard-rock by Indiana, taken from a monstrous rare withdrawn LP; unreleased demo recordings by Polmagenti (dark/satanic prog-psych) and Els Talps (instrumental fuzz-psych); unknown bands from the Canary and Balearic Islands like Snake, Grupo Vida, Los Demar, and more. Pro-remastered sound, colour insert with rare pictures and detailed liner notes in English/Spanish." -Ah... Cid.

Artist: TSUNODA, TOSHIYA
Title: Vibrational Movements Of Metal Plates / Limiting Feedback Oscillation
Format: LP
Label: Ahora
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Side 1: vibrational movements of metal plates - a thin metal plate is suspended between 2 attached loudspeakers. The output of both loudspeakers are sine oscillations within a low frequency range which generate vibrational movements of the metal plates resulting in a complex variation of vibrational movement. In this work, I placed 2 microphones close to the plate in order to record the movement faithfully. The determination of the placement of the microphones gives an observational perspective of the vibrational movement; in this way, it is possible to fix some phase variation from these vibrational movements. The metal plate is suspended lengthwise by a fulcrum which is fixed at the horizontal center, and within 1 inch from the the top edge. The two loudspeakers are attached to the upper end of the plate and the two microphones are placed at the lower end. side 2: - limiting feedback oscillation. these tracks are a recording of my installation that I have dealt with some feedback oscillation. When an input microphone and an output loudspeaker are set into the same space, a feedback oscillation occurs in the signal transmission circuit because the sound of the output returns to the input microphone. I inserted a gate device into the circuit in order to limit the feedback oscillation between the input microphone and the output loudspeaker. The device cuts the signal below a certain voltage of the signal. Thus, I can find out a threshold level of the feedback oscillation using the gate device as the limitation. In this work, I put the microphone and the loudspeaker at a short distance into the same room, and adjust the limit level in accordance with the threshold level. In this result, the feedback oscillation reacts to the fluctuation of the chamber sound, in this work, the limitation on the circuit can give an opportunity to affect the space where the chamber becomes my motif. The limit level on the circuit is fixed on track 1 of side 2, I sounded a 1463 hz sine wave into a closed room where the size is 14 square meters x 2.5 Meters high. On track 2 of side 2, the motif is a chamber sound of an open room where the size is 490 square meters x 4 meters high. I placed the two circuits side by side - i.e. There are two output/input systems in the space. Recorded august 1997." - from the liner notes. edition of 425 copies.
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Artist: AIRPORT WAR
Title: In Dreams Begin Responsibilities
Format: Picture Disc LP
Label: Airport War
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"This latest LP from Airport War is 12 inches of guilt-by-association (or rather the bastard child between Delmore Schwartz, pornography, the Moor Murders, Raymond Pettibon, Sonic Youth, and Patty Hearst). All represented in either, title, image, or sound, they demonstrate the collapse between audience and performer⿿with the record being the rate of exchange. Version/inversion (a figure 8), this piece of plastic is the intersection that connects Airport War to his audience and himself to his art⿿a meditation on medium. In Dreams Begins Responsibilities features a single loop of Patty Hearts long lost phone call from the closet to her parents⿿the first call after her kidnapping by the SLA. The call was originally recorded on tape and then played over the phone and then transferred to tape for the world to hear⿿a performance distributed via news networks throughout the world to millions of people (had it been sold/itd have gone gold in seconds). Specifically, the loop contains the first four words: Mom, Dad, Im okay. The last two words "Im okay" repeat into infinity or until the listener grows tired, the record wears out or the player breaks down. The record comes in two version (limited to 50 of each), with the sole difference being the inversion of the two color silkscreen process⿿one with red overlay and one with blue overlay. Silkscreen ink was applied directly to the record. Hand Signed/Numbered." - Airport War Records

Artist: NEW HUMANS/AIRPORT WAR
Title: Split
Format: Picture Disc 7"
Label: Airport War
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"Airport war contributes the left channel and new humans contribute to the right channel to a one-sided record. the result is a five minute wedding of violent bliss. cover is an untitled wedding photo (1970) that is silkscreened in off-registered yellow, red, and blue. the wedding was short lived, the groom stabbing the bride several dozen times shortly after the honeymoon." - Airport War.

Artist: WAR SLUT
Title: Wall As Mistress
Format: Double LP
Label: Airport War
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Posthumous album by War Slut. Studio and Live recordings taken from an ill-fated 2005 European tour that the saw band caught in the middle of a knife fight in Prague and getting thrown out of their own headline by police at the famed Kinsky Club in Berlin. Cut short, the band returned stateside, rented an abandoned warehouse and recorded a few songs before throwing their instruments into a pile and lighting it on fire. War Slut was dead--Wall As Mistress is their epitaph. The record comes in three versions: porn star, pop star, and prince. Images are silkscreened directly onto the record, which is still playable, providing a visual remix to each side. Two records per set, one with Side A defaced and one with Side B defaced. " - Airport War. Now known as Airport War, on tour with Religious Knives this summer.
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Artist: SABBATH ASSEMBLY
Title: Restored To One
Format: LP
Label: Ajna
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Restored to One is a modern response by JEX TOTH of WOODEN WAND & THE VANISHING VOICE, DAVE NUSS of NO-NECK BLUES BAND, and SUNN O)))/EARTH/BORIS producer RANDALL DUNN to the musical activities of a cult known as The Process Church of the Final Judgment, who used music to spread their visions of Gnostic reconciliation in a time of cataclysmic change. SABBATH ASSEMBLY has recharged the original hymns of The Process Church and worked them into moving renditions that unite the trinity of rock, psychedelic and gospel into one triumphant re-awakening. The Process Church was an intensely creative, apocalyptic shadow side to the flower-powered 60s and New Age 70s. The influential group opened chapters in London, Europe and across the United States. Dressing in black cloaks and walking the streets with German Shepherds, they created their own intricately designed magazines, and promoted a controversial, quasi-Gnostic theology that reconciled Christ and Satan through deeper awareness and love. Funkadelic reproduced Process writings in two of its albums. The Process Church was accused of being part of a Satanic underground conspiracy by true crime pulps, most notably Ed Sanders The Family, which linked the Church to the Manson murders. The recording follows on the heels of live shows across the US in the Fall of 2009, at which Sabbath Assembly performed previously unrecorded original hymns of the Church. More live events are planned, along with a documentary on the Process Church by William Morris of Skinny Puppy, a video for a song from the coming release, standard CD and LP releases and an archival LP box set (including readings of Process sacred literature by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Adam Parfrey, and Lydia Lunch, as well as Love Sex Fear Death author Timothy Wyllie), and an off-Broadway theater extravaganza entitled Gaming the Gods based on the rise and fall of the Church." -Ajna

Artist: SABBATH ASSEMBLY
Title: Ye Are Gods
Format: LP
Label: Ajna Offensive
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Reaching beyond the scope of Restored to One, Ye Are Gods incorporates the ritual text and structure of the Process Church of the Final Judgments highest and holiest mass, the Sabbath Assembly liturgy (after which the band is named). In these hymns of the religious movement that emerged in the late 60s as an apocalyptic shadow-side to flower power and New Age, SABBATH ASSEMBLY guides this mysterious Gnostic journey of the unification of Christ and Satan; the bliss of total submission to the gods Jehovah, Lucifer, Satan, and Christ; the wilds of the Apocalypse and a face-to-face encounter with the Angel of Death; and finally the moment of spiritual renewal in which the Processs Law of the Universe is revealed. Joining vocalist JAMIE MYERS (HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM) and drummer DAVE NUSS are GENESIS P-ORRIDGE serving the role of High Priest(ess), aka "Sacrifist"; EYVIND KANG on viola for the liturgical "Declaration of the Gods"; on a chilling rendition of the hymn "We Give Our Lives," guitarist/vocalist IMAAD WASIF; and TIMOTHY WYLLIE, an original Process Church member, providing a homily from Process Church founder Robert DeGrimstons Gods on War. Includes 20-page book." -Ajna Offensive.

Artist: CLARK-HUTCHINSON
Title: A= MH2
Format: LP
Label: Akarma
Country: Italy
Price: $22.00
"A=MH2 is the debut album of one of the most interesting and irreverent bands of the British underground rock scene of the late 60s. Like the Deviants, Edgar Broughton Band, Pink Fairies, and Third World War, Clark - Hutchinson had an anarchic attitude towards the establishment, in their case represented by the music business. Very inspired and promising, A=MH2 combines many influences, brilliant ideas and the talent of Mick Hutchinson, whose guitar style recalls his passion for Indian music and rock blues."- Akarma. Classic LP!
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Artist: FRY, MARK
Title: Dreaming With Alice
Format: CD
Label: Akarma
Country: Italy
Price: $19.00
"Donovan-influenced, sitar-laced, this is a rather extraordinary psych/folk revelation and one of the most impressive Akarma archive gestures to date. Not some laughable Kissing Spell-type atrocity. " - FE. "Originally released in 1972 on Italian RCA... a very rare album recorded in London and Milano...nice mellow psychedelia with some Eastern influences... original artwork... gatefold sleeve." - Akarma. Very highly recommended!!

Artist: HAPSHASH & THE COLOURED COAT
Title: Featuring The Human Host And The Heavy Metal Kids
Format: LP
Label: Akarma
Country: Italy
Price: $22.00
"Their 1968 first classic album (originally on Minit) is something of an electric mayhem and freeform freakout. Art students/designers Michael English and Nigel Weymouth, whose striking graphics were seen on many bright and trippy posters for psychedelic clubs like the Ufo and Middle Earth in London, were the creative talent behind this band along with DJ and manager Guy Stevens. Not far from what the Godz were creating in NYC, an underrated document of its time. A band like this, incorporating flower power, love and peace, acid and psychedelic rock lifestyle, tainted with freak out, drop out, hippy and underground trends, could not have existed in any other era than the late sixties. The Heavy Metal Kids, the alter ego of the proto-Spooky Tooth group Art (comprised of Mike Harrison, Greg Ridley, Mike Kellie and Luther Grosvenor) appeared backing. But who was The Human Host? Original artwork." - Akarma. CD version also available.
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Artist: HAPSHASH & THE COLOURED COAT
Title: Featuring The Human Host And The Heavy Metal Kids
Format: CD
Label: Akarma
Country: Italy
Price: $11.50
"Their 1968 first classic album (originally on Minit) is something of an electric mayhem and freeform freakout. Art students/designers Michael English and Nigel Weymouth, whose striking graphics were seen on many bright and trippy posters for psychedelic clubs like the Ufo and Middle Earth in London, were the creative talent behind this band along with DJ and manager Guy Stevens. Not far from what the Godz were creating in NYC, an underrated document of its time."

Artist: TUDOR LODGE
Title: Tudor Lodge
Format: LP
Label: Akarma
Country: Italy
Price: $28.00
"One of the most venerated progressive freak folk albums of all time, released in 1970 on Vertigo. Its striking artwork has made it much sought after by collectors but the music is the main attraction - delicate and rather extravagant, and very original for the time period, characterized by complex arrangements featuring acoustic instruments with an excellent use of flute, acoustic guitars and impeccable vocals. Tudor Lodge were very well known at the time, thanks to their numerous live appearances, in particular at the Cambridge Folk Festival in 1971. Splendid sleeve that unfolds as a poster, here reproduced exactly like the original." - Akarma.

Artist: BANTEAY AMPIL BAND
Title: Cambodian Liberation Songs
Format: LP
Label: Akuphone
Country: USA
Price: $30.00
"Cambodian Liberation Songs is a painful call from forgotten resistance fighters – it is a captivating and moving record. It works as a witness of Cambodian history, bringing to the world the breathless voice of the members of the resistance from the Banteay Ampil Band. Released in 1983, Cambodian Liberation Songs is a mysterious and overwhelming record. As a genuine piece of history, this “call from sorrow and fierce passion” makes use of a whole range of Cambodian music, from folk to rock, to express sufferings and complaints. On April 17, 1975, the Cambodian people, already crushed under national and international conflicts, were commanded by force to forget their own past – it was “annuum 0” of the Khmer Rouge calendar. Four years of genocide would follow before the start of a war opposing the Vietnamese army to the Khmers Rouges. Resistance units engaged in the conflict against what they considered as a Vietnamese invasion. This record, produced by a resistance group, was given the reference number “KHMER 001”. It was undoubtedly the first record composed and performed by non-Khmer Cambodians after the tragic events of 1975-79. The Banteay Ampil Band was created in the refugee camp of Ampil, at the border with Thailand. Musicians and female singers, who had hidden their talents during the genocide, then gathered around the composer and violinist Oum Dara to engage in a new struggle: the resistance. Oum Dara, who had been a composer for Sin Sisamouth and Ros Srey Sothea, among others, adapted several of his creations. It is therefore with a poignant charm that the Banteay Ampil Band binds together the golden age of Khmer music from the 1960s with the traditional repertoire and the context of their daily struggles. Violin, guitar and voices match together to produce melancholic and intense songs – the stirring tone of grief expressed by these resisters. The band went to Singapore to record Cambodian Liberation Songs, the only record of the “Khmer Peoples National Liberation Front”. - Akuphone.

Artist: KINK GONG
Title: Tibetan Buddhism Trip
Format: LP
Label: Akuphone
Country: France
Price: $25.00
"Psalmody, small bells, big cymbals, gongs and drums -- this puzzling collage of Tibetan Buddhist rites recordings is hypnotizing. It opens the way to the state of trance. The slight electronic arrangement reminds the listener that reality is not so far. The two twenty-minute tracks instantly convey an unknown and fascinating universe. Mantra chanting accelerates, horns become more insistent and a mystical atmosphere arises. With Tibetan Buddhism Trip, Akuphone starts to explore ritual and ceremonial music, here with a subtle mix of field recordings and electronic handlings. Over the years King Gong, aka Laurent Jeanneau, has specialized in the recording of ethnic minorities, particularly from South East Asia. He has recorded over 160 albums and his work is now largely well-known around the globe. An impressive collection allows him to manipulate, assemble, and reconstruct his field recordings in order to create new sound landscapes. Recorded in Tibet and Yunnan (China) between 2006 and 2013. Recomposed in Berlin in 2016. Includes insert with unseen pictures and download card including a live performance in Bristol." - Akuphone.

Artist: V/A
Title: The Gamelan Of The Walking Warriors: Gamelan Beleganjur And The Music Of The Ngaben Funerary Ritual In Bali
Format: LP
Label: Akuphone
Country: France
Price: $25.00
Includes printed inner sleeve; Includes download card with complete ceremony, extra photographs, and liner note translations (French, Italian, Japanese). "A fascinating immersion in the heart of a funeral ceremony live recorded in Bali, where gongs, cymbals, and drums give rhythm to the bewitching atmosphere of this mortuary procession. The international audiences interest into Balinese music and its gamelan orchestras dates back to the edition of large ethnographic series in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s which largely encouraged the discovery of this music beyond Indonesias borders. Taking advantage of a more advanced technology, compared to the vinyl golden era, the present field recordings produced in 2011 render, at the closest, the power of gamelans. Gamelan is presented here in two forms. The first one (tracks 1 to 4) offers a display of Beleganjur music out of the ritual context, which can be differentiated by a more melodic form and a more dramatic and hypnotic aspect in the compositions. The second one (tracks 5 to 9) presents the Beleganjur style in the ceremonial context of the Ngaben funerary rite in the village of Peliatan. The utmost vitality of these orchestras springs out throughout the different stages of these funerals, and the sound environment surrounding the musicians immerse the listener in the very heart of the procession following the corpse. With The Gamelan Of The Walking Warriors, Akuphone carries on its exploration of ritual and ceremonial music with those materials of rare intensity. These recordings were collected by Vincenzo Della Ratta, PhD in Ethnomusicology from the Sapienza University (Rome). As a specialist of the gongs music from the Austronesian cultures of Southeast Asia, Della Ratta is the author of numerous articles on the subject. His field researches have already been edited as a vinyl entitled Kwangkay: Funerary Music Of The Dayak Benuaq Of Borneo (SF 106LP, 2016). Tracks 1 to 4 were recorded in the village of Wanagiri, in the district ("kecamatan") of Sukasada, of the regency of Buleleng. Tracks 5 to 9 were recorded in the village of Peliang, in the district of Ubud, of the regency of Gianyar." - Akuphone.

Artist: DOOZER, THE
Title: Future Songs
Format: LP
Label: Al-Rehab
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"Future Songs was written for a never­ending line, or the circle as a symbol of the universe. Its passed Aleph Null and resides at Aleph One. With visions of Gabriel on Cambridges infamous Castle Hill and al­Idrisis Book of Roger, the songs are inward looking while charting the struggle between religiosity and actuality. Folksong storytelling is placed in unfamiliar circumstances, asking questions of the listener while looking for an answer. Its all there, if a little hidden. Like they say, The Spiders House is so frail, if only they knew. While 2012s Keep It Together released on Woodsist was a large ensemble all­encompassing affair, Future Songs invites the listeners in, drawing them closer and closer toward the light. Listen in and the rewards will come. Previous releases on Woodsist, Siltbreeze, Pickled Egg and Sloowtapes. Limited edition 250 copies LP only." - Al-Rehab

Artist: MOFFARFARRAH
Title: Thread Bare
Format: 7"
Label: Alberts Basement
Country: Australia
Price: $10.00
"The solo voice recordings of melbournes Christopher Hill, who has previously recorded for Bunyip Trax, Tape Projects, Sabbatical and Inverted Crux some time since 2003. Two tracks, Skeletal and T-shirt, pressed at 45RPM, in a numbered sleeve." - Alberts Basement.

"Moffarfarrah presents a pile of sonic excrement so varied and strange, it makes Eggeggs David Russell sound like Frank Sinatra Jr. There are rarely more than two or three layers, but the air is always filled with gibbering nonsense. Not as theatrical and dense as Dylan Nyoukis, but not (shall we say) unstrangled. Pretty fine head scratcher." - Byron Coley, The Wire.

Artist: MUURA
Title: S/T
Format: 7"
Label: Alberts Basement
Country: Australia
Price: $8.00
"Solo project by Brisbanes Matt Earle (of xNoBBQx among other things) is one of those curious emanations that recall early recordings on New Zealands Precious Metal label. Sounds like guitar amp, percussion and who knows what else, elegantly arcing into something that could be garbage or could be a flower. Either way, its about the sound not the smell, and this one will keep you scratching in wonder." - Byron Coley.

Artist: MYSTERIES OF LOVE
Title: Wasted Love
Format: LP
Label: Alberts Basement
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Another gem un earthed from the break dance the dawn sacred mineral reserve. If you havent already picked up the Xwave and Girls Girls Girls LPs on Little Big Chief or the Muura full length and Sprot 7" on Wormwood- not to mention that xNOBBQx Skewer 10" on Golden Lab- seek out those treasures while you can! Mysteries vocalist Anthony Guerra (Antipan, Love Chants, Your Intestines) is one of the key players in the bdtd scene and this record, one of his hallmark performances, is the latest to drop from the breakdance back catalogue. Wasted Love was recorded sometime in the 00s in Tokyo, Japan by A Guerra (vocals), Mark Anderson (drums), Mark Sadgrove (guitar) and Noel Callan (guitar). Radically re-mastered by James Plotkin for this release and with one previously unheard track." - Alberts Basement.
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Artist: SECRET VALLEY
Title: The Glisten ep
Format: 12"
Label: Alberts Basement
Country: Australia
Price: $16.00
"Alberts Basement is damn excited to present ‘The Glisten e.p.’ 12-inch by Melbourne’s very own Secret Valley.
The follow up to Secret Valley’s self-titled debut, ‘The Glisten e.p.’ glows with pulsing keyboards, dirty guitar, close/dreamy lyrics and bangin’ beats constructed to party and transcend existence. The two singers Dan Cross and Phoebe Robertson begin articulating their feelings in a warm and bright manner, with abstract interjections that are juicy as hell and take us along a trail-ride of dreams, yearnings, bummers and bad vibes, all the while keeping it fun and humorous with self-awareness and inventive descriptions such as “sometimes friends of coincidence used to twist the day time vine”. The words are where lyricist Dan Cross lays it bear and toys with his song craft. Recorded over 2013/2014 and mastered by Mikey Young, ‘The Glisten e.p.’ is a home made masterpiece. From the hand painted eagle with a crow’s body on the album cover to the recording and music video for lead track ‘Angry Loners Unite’ (featuring comics star Simon Hanselmann) Dan has been in control. The whole e.p. was recorded by Dan in his home studio in Fitzroy, Melbourne. He made it how he likes it, and he made it for you!

Dan has been honing his craft for over 15 years as Rentboy and Secret Valley is a more pop progression. His songs are complex blueprints, a maze of articulate arrangements and blossoming interplay. The songs are anthemic.

Angry Loners Unite is a bitter sweet pop hit. Be Happy & Enjoy Yourself is an epic white trash rhapsody. Crow Bar is catchy and claustrophobic, and My Two Kids, a cover of a Mad Nanna tune, groans and shines.
New addition Phoebe Robertson from The Curse sings her lines strong and confidently, her bright voice beaming into the atmosphere and her trombone tearing away triumphantly.

Soul food for dark shadows.

Comes with lyric sheet and digital download code." - Alberts Basement.

Artist: V/A
Title: The Night Gallery - 21st Century Psychedelic Underground
Format: CD
Label: Alchemy
Country: Japan
Price: $22.50
Excellent comp featuring LSD March (LP soon on SIWA), Uptight, Doodles, Mimi No Koto and Chouzo.

Artist: VOAG, L.
Title: The Way Out
Format: CD
Label: Alcohol
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
Jim from the Homosexuals, Amos & Sara, etc.. Includes the 1979 LP The Way Out , the Move EP, plus 6 previously unreleased tracks.

Artist: HUNGOVER BREAKFAST
Title: Gateway To Feather
Format: Cass
Label: Alcoholic Narcolepsy
Country: UK
Price: $8.00
"As soon as I had begun my fixation on Steve Warwicks Heatsick project, he turns around and starts another one: Hungover Breakfast. This debut one-sided C30 feels more like a strong jab than a first round KO. Running around ten minutes or so, this is a spluttering mass of viscous feedback clouds. Like Heatsick there are winks of recognisable guitar parts / sounds at the edges, but the focus is on frequency fucking. Patterns emerge as the choppy sounds begin to resemble Qbert-like scribbling; Warwicks ill treatment outlines tentative images that are burned quickly into the head. Things go briefly haywire as a ZX breakdown almost brings the piece to a full halt before zipping back into and through higher micro frequencies." - Scott McKeating, Stylus Magazine.

Artist: CARNACKI, THOMAS/VULCANUS 68
Title: Split
Format: LP
Label: Alethiometer
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"On one side, real-time manipulation of found objects by GREGORY SCHARPEN, an original members of the live incarnation of irr. App. (ext.), using coffee grinder, half a pair of time-worn epaulets, a large bowl of sand, violas, pages from a book, broken autoharp, jar of marbles, chandlestick, rocks, and field recordings from the Antarctic by CHERYL LEONARD. On the flip, two tracks by JARED BLUM and DOMINIC CRAMP take the cues from pioneers of musique concrete, such as Ussachevsky, Xenakis, Ruth White and BBC Radiophonic, with quick slices and jarring movement of manipulated tape and electronics." - Alethiometer.

Artist: ASHLEY, ROBERT
Title: String Quartet Describing the Motions of Large Real Bodies - How Can I Tel the Difference?
Format: Double LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $47.00
2002 release. "Double LP reprint of the compact disc by Robert Ashley titled String Quartet Describing the Motions of Large Real Bodies / How can I Tell the Difference? (I & II). String Quartet was composed as the potential orchestra for an opera based on the text of In Sara, Mencken, Christ and Beethoven There Were Men and Women. When the work was composed, in 1972, it was clear that a huge change in electronic instrumentation was just beginning, a change that would involve computers and sound producing devices as yet undreamed of. The piece consists of an electronic orchestra of 42 sound producing modules. The technique of the string quartet is for each player to make a stream of intentional but unpremeditated (that is, random) very short sounds, pulses, somewhat like pitched clicks, but with the formats and overtones of a string instrument (this idea came from the rumor of a performance by Takehisa Kosugi). These sounds go directly to a set of four loudspeakers, but at the same time they are delayed electronically, and those delayed sounds are sent to a series of seven networks of sound producing modules activated by the very brief coincidence of an original sound and a delayed sound. The operation of the networks as a result of the coincidence can, in the theoretical world of electronics, produce almost any sound imaginable. In the performance recorded here few of the technical resources were available. Now, of course, there are computer patching programs that would make the job possible, but complicated. Such are dreams, when technology promises a new world. Sort of like 1492. The hills and mountains separating San Francisco Bay from the Pacific ocean are filled with a labyrinth of endless concrete tunnels constructed by the military in the 1930s in anticipation of the World War II to defend San Francisco Bay from invasion. At the entrance of every tunnel is a huge steel door. When the door is slammed, the reverberation through the labyrinth seems to last forever. It is one of the wonders of the world. Naturally, Robert Ashley tried to record this phenomenon. On the occasion of the recording, just as the reverberation seemed to die away, a motorcyclist, miles away in the tunnels, started coming closer. The effect, which took minutes, was as if the reverberation had been reversed, as if the tape recording was running backwards. A perfect case of coincidence as illusion. In Version One of How Can I Tell the Difference? the composer tried to create the drama of the recording of the reverberation and the motorcyclist, using the String Quartet as an orchestra, in the way intended to be used in the opera. In Version Two of How Can I Tell the Difference? a solo string player using the same playing technique as in the String Quartet opens and closes the sound gates to electronic reverberations and prerecorded sounds running continuously with the performance. This edition comes in a colour gatefold LP cover with new graphic and lay-out. A double LP set with 3 recorded sides (side 1, 3 and 4; side 2 is blank). Edition of 500 copies only." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: ASHLEY, ROBERT
Title: String Quartet Describing the Motions of Large Real Bodies/How Can I Tell The Difference
Format: CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
2000 release. "String Quartet Describing the Motions of Large Real Bodies" was composed as the potential orchestra for an opera-based on the text of In Sara, Mencken, Christ and Beethoven There Were Men And Women." When the work was composed in 1972, it was clear that a huge change in electronic instrumentation was just beginning, a change that would involve computers and sound-producing devices as yet undreamed-of. The piece consists of an electronic orchestra of 42 sound-producing modules. The technique of the string quartet is for each player to make a stream of intentional but unpremeditated (that is, random) very short sounds, pulses, somewhat like pitched clicks, but with the formats and overtones of a string instrument (this idea came from the rumor of a performance by Takehisa Kosugi). These sounds go directly to a set of four loudspeakers, but at the same time they are delayed electronically, and those delayed sounds are sent to a series of seven networks of sound-producing modules activated by the very brief coincidence of an original sound and a delayed sound. The operation of the networks as a result of the coincidence can, in the theoretical world of electronics, produce almost any sound imaginable. In the performance recorded here, few of the technical resources were available. Now, of course, there are computer "patching" programs that would make the job possible, but complicated. Such are dreams, when technology promises a "new world." Sort of like 1492. The hills and mountains separating San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean are filled with a labyrinth of endless concrete tunnels constructed by the military in the 1930s in anticipation of World War II, to defend San Francisco Bay from invasion. At the entrance of every tunnel is a huge steel door. When the door is slammed, the reverberation through the labyrinth seems to last forever. It is one of the wonders of the world. Naturally, Robert Ashley tried to record this phenomenon. On the occasion of the recording, just as the reverberation seemed to die away, a motorcyclist, miles away in the tunnels, started coming closer. The effect, which took minutes, was as if the reverberation had been reversed, as if the tape recording was running backwards. A perfect case of coincidence as illusion. In Version One of "How Can I Tell the Difference?" the composer tried to create the drama of the recording of the reverberation and the motorcyclist, using the "String Quartet" as an "orchestra," in the way it was intended to be used in the opera. In Version Two of "How Can I Tell the Difference?" a solo string player using the same playing technique as in the "String Quartet" opens and closes the sound "gates" to electronic reverberations and pre-recorded sounds running continuously with the performance. A digipack CD edition including an 8-page booklet with scores and liner notes written by Robert Ashley.” - Alga Marghen.

Artist: ASHLEY, ROBERT
Title: The Wolfman
Format: CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"Alga Marghen presents a 2015 remastered CD edition of its 2003 CD The Wolfman, a collection of pieces that introduce the listener to the most extreme experimental side of American composer Robert Ashley. Presented in digipak with 12-page booklet including liner notes written by the composer and the complete score of "The Wolfman," first issued in Source magazine. The program starts with "The Fox" (1957), Ashleys first electronic work, which displays his nascent electronic music theater style. Dark atmospheres and primitive tape collage techniques recorded at home, mixing the electronic tape and the voice in a single live pass. "The Wolfman" was composed in early 1964 and first performed at Charlotte Moormans 1964 second Annual Avant Garde Festival of New York. The piece immediately won a considerable reputation as a threat to the listeners health. For the occasion, instigated by Morton Feldman, Ashley composed a piece of tape music, "The Wolfman Tape," to be played along with the vocal performance of "The Wolfman." The tape composition, played out of the same loudspeakers as the voice and the feedback (the main sound source for this composition), filled in the ongoing performance sound and transformed the performance into an elaborate version of drone under the influence of electronics. For the performance of "The Wolfman" recorded here, produced at the University of California, Davis, Ashley used a 1960 tape composition titled "The 4th of July." That composition changes gradually from a parabolic-microphone documentation of a backyard party into a layering of tape loops and tape-head feedback. "The Wolfman Tape" (1964) is, as described above, a tape composition made for a short performance of "The Wolfman." It uses tape-speed manipulation and mixes of many layers of found sounds, both from AM radio and from recordings made using different kinds of microphones. "The Bottleman" was composed in 1960 as music for an experimental film by George Manupelli. The 40-minute version presented here involves contact microphones on a surface that holds a loudspeaker some six feet away. The loudspeaker is broadcasting open-circuit hum (at the American standard of approximately 60 hertz). That pitch is raised slightly through tape manipulation and the result is mixed with vocal sounds and other found sounds played back at various tape speeds." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: ASHLEY, ROBERT
Title: Wolfman
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $27.00
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Artist: BEHRMAN, DAVID
Title: Wave Train
Format: CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"2015 remastered CD in digipak with 12-page booklet including liner notes written by the composer as well as diagrams and scores relating to the published works. Wave Train, originally released by Alga Marghen in 1998, collects experimental works by David Behrman recorded between 1959 and 1968, featuring the Sonic Arts Union. The CD starts with "Canons," a short piece created in Darmstadt over three weeks in the summer of 1959 with David Tudor on piano and Christoph Caskel on percussion. "Ricercar" is a prepared piano piece made in 1961 and has the flexible form of the kind favored by European composers in the early 1960s, and also reflects the work of Cowell and Cage. "Wave Train" (1966), a powerful feedback piece performed live with Gordon Mumma, marks the radical moment when Behrman threw away established techniques. "Players With Circuits" (1966) is an exploration of raw materials; a combination of live electronics and amplified acoustic sound. "Sounds for a Film By Bob Watts," for outdoor environment recording and homemade synthesizer, was recorded at Stony Point, the artists cooperative which John Cage, David Tudor, Sari Dienes, and other friends had established. The last piece, "Runthrough," was made for performance by members of the Sonic Arts Union: Alvin Lucier, Gordon Mumma, Robert Ashley, and, of course, Behrman himself; two of them working the dials and switches of homemade synthesizers, and two others distributing sound in space with homemade photocell mixers; Time Records released a different version of this piece in 1969." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: BERROCAL, JACQUES
Title: Catalogue
Format: CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"Released in 1979 in a limited edition on his own dAvantage label, Catalogue, with its overt theatricality is every bit as wild as the previous Paralleles. Not really jazz, not rock, having nothing to do with contemporary music either, Catalogue is a kind of sonic postcard which features not the group of the same name but instead numerous Berrocal associates including Potage (co-founder of the dAvantage label in 1976), Parle, Ferlet, Pauvros and recording engineer Daniel Deshays, plus many musicians from the French underground collective scene of the 1970s. Not content with manhandling a toy piano on Tango (which features mind-blowing accordion from Parle), abusing an arsenal of instruments including saw blades, pistols, shower attachment and even gingerbread, Berrocal pushes his own voice way over the edge on Incontrolablslaooo and Faits Divers, moving from a 60-a-day smokers cough to a terrifying sequence of gargles and vomits. The grungy free rock of No More Dirty Bla Blaps, the Portsmouth Sinfonia-like spoof Dixieland of Rideau, the distressing punk of Signe Particulier and all manner of fields recordings and cut-ups in Berrocals Artaudian theatre style, combining the excesses of glam and punk cold-wave to post-1968 Situationist perspective. With the same creative attitude documented through the mythic dAvantage label (1976-1979) Berrocal later accumulated an extensive archive of unreleased recordings, some of which finally surface now on this new edition.      Catalogue represents the most experimental and complex of Berrocals records, as historical as contemporary modern, classic and at the same time as fresh and strange as if it had been recorded last week. During the same year Steven Stapleton frequently travelled to Paris to meet Jaques Berrocal and discuss a possible collaboration. In 1980, Berrocal travelled to London with his pocket trumpet and Tibetan oboe and recorded with Stapleton, Heman Patak and John Fothergill on NWWs second album, but thats another story." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: BERROCAL, JACQUES
Title: Paralleles
Format: CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $21.00
2009 repress, originally released in 2001. "Jacques Berrocal has been very active since the beginning of the 1970s. No one in France could mix jazz, improvisation, rocknroll, punk, no wave, spoken words and industrial music like him. He also had a central position in the creation of dAvantage, a collective record label that issued some of the most particular sessions of the mid-late Seventies. At the same time he was working on never ending sessions for records that were never issued. Jac and his band were the Apostles of the non-urgency, enjoying recording in unusual situations, with no rules, improvising on undefined structures or using non-musical material mixed with ethnic instrumental solos. In 1976 dAvantage issued a wonderful record LP titled Parallèles featuring, among the others, Bernard Vitet, Roger Ferlet, Pierre Bastien, Michel Potage, Daniel Deshays, with the intervention of Vince Taylor, the dark diamond of rocknroll who inspired David Bowies Ziggy Stardust. Just a couple of years later Berrocal collaborated with Steven Stapleton to create the first Nurse with Would record LP. Parallèles features very different styles; acoustic solo and duo for trombone and cornet as well as a large ensemble 25 minutes long piece dedicated to the Futurist Russolo (again, two years later, Mr.Stapleton dedicated his first NWW record to the same Italian artist). Also to mention are Post-Card, recorded in a Pigsty in 1976, and the legendary Rocknroll Station, a mini-concert for voice (Vince Taylor), double bass (Roger Ferlet) and bicycle (Jac Berrocal). The remastered CD also includes five previously unreleased tracks that were actually left out of the original record: Villa Povera Naturale (1972) is a short piece for pocket trumpet and various concrete elements; Occupè by Michel Potage is an excerpt taken from an LP that dAvantage never issued; Shorten and Lisylis Pavillon are the first experiments using electronics and Cryptea IV, taken from the sessions of the early Futura LP. Thirty years later Jacques Berrocal is still there, where nothing is waiting for him, totally outside the rules, out of fashion thus indémodable. A digipack CD edition including a folded insert with very nice original photos and scores." -Alga Marghen.

Artist: BIANCHI, MAURIZIO
Title: Antarctic Mosaic
Format: CDR
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $18.00
"Following the path opened by Frammenti, this new work represents the radicalization of the fragmentary approach in Maurizio Bianchis music. A musical composition resulting from the combination of various elements: Hetzian-waves, classical and electronic music. MB eagerly explores the immaculate spaces of the so-called frozen continent, the only one not contaminated by the human presence. The hostile surroundings and the prohibitive temperatures made the frozen paradise so stimulating and pure. Antarctica was an immense park frozen after the post-Flood events when unexpectedly and suddenly the temperatures felt of many centigrade degrees. This process is well emphasized in the Antartic track. On the other hand, in Mosaic the listener mind is projected into the future when, after the decontamination process of human presence on Earth, the frozen continent will become again a paradise. Again a strictly formal and structured work, two long and exhausting sound-collages made of little fragments, even more radical than his approach when MB was active under the name of Sacher-pelz. Also included is an excerpt from The Technological Nonsense, a text presenting the forthcoming book on Maurizio Bianchi activities soon to be issued by EEsT. As MB stated: Antarctic: sonorous infiltration in a deteriorated glacier and Mosaic: liquid resonances for asymmetric decodings. Are the glacial 1980s so far away? Available now in a CDR edition limited to 300 copies." - Alga Marghen.
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Artist: BIANCHI, MAURIZIO
Title: Cycles
Format: CDR
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $19.00
"The terminal concept of Cycles is matured after the sharp Fragments and the Glacial Mosaics of MBs recent artistic reproduction, at the end of a triennial project, aiming to exacerbate the routine of prefab sound, the common and forgone sound created to be exclusively consumed by an amorphous and servile mass, sunken in a sullen entertainment. The approach here is totally new and the fragment is isolated and constantly repeated in order to build an aural minimal architecture. As MB states: Our whole existence is subordinated to intense and mathematical cycles, from the biological to the technological one, from the solar to the lunar one, from the historical to the legendary one. The cyclicity of the sonorous meanders of Cycles is, probably, the unique example of cyclic music. Particular and interatomic sonorous repercussions infinitely and distinctly repeating themselves, captured in a spectroscopy of atavic and coriaceous notes. And in the classic mood of the early 80s style, MB continues: The establishment will disagree. Such an experiment will be considered tedious and banal. What matters to me is not the ephemeral judgement of this sick and condemned reality. Finally the nine cycles included in this minimal work could be considered my appropriate epitaph. I have already entirely expressed my own artistic freedom and I wonder whether this might be nothig but the end of another cycle, in anxious expectation of the... eternal cycle. Due to the extreme nature of the material included, the reproduction of this edition has been limited to 200 copies only."- Alga Marghen

Artist: BRAU, JEAN-LOUIS
Title: Instrumentations Verbales
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $28.00
"After releasing the first LPs ever published by Isidore Isou, Gil J Wolman, Hidlgo&Marchettis ZAJ... here is another historical premiere, or the first LP ever issued by French pre-situationist Jean-Louis Brau. Jean-Louis Brau (1930-1985) at the age of 20 joined along with Gil J Wolman, Isidore Isous Lettrist group, creating in this context (the same of Wolmans mégapneums, Dufrênes crirythmes, Lemaîtres hyperphonies and Isous poèmes ciselants) what he called instrumentations verbales. In 1952 he recorded on a lathe the soundtrack to the unfinished film La barque de la vie courante (the first ever recording of experimental poetry). In the same year, with Debord, Berna and Wolman, he gave birth to the Internationale Lettriste, from which he was eventually rejected for his military deviation. After the Indochina war (where he ran a brothel and traded opium), Brau joined the French Army in Algeria, between 1956 and 1958. In 1963, back in Paris, Brau gave birth to a Deuxième Internationale Lettriste together with Wolman and Dufrêne. He also designed an astonishing métagraphic roman: No More. He approached everything in an explosive way, creating a body of work which is discontinuous, small and incomplete, in which he sometimes achieved some major results: for example with his sound poetry, as demonstrated by Turn back nightingale (1972), in which Brau makes references to François Dufrêne, on a background of disarticulated drums and pre-punk saturations. Also included on this one-sided LP are Elégie Elémentaire and Ataloche Roche, both recorded in 1961 during Isidore Isous conference at the Musée dArt Moderne in Paris, as well as Instrumentation Verbale and Cantate pour linterdiction de Mandrake, both recorded in 1963 and first published in Poésie Physique, book with 3 singles (Brau, Dufrêne, Wolman), Achèle, in 1965. Edition limited to 350 copies reproducing a page from No More on the front sleeve, as well as an essay by Frederic Acquaviva." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: BRAU, JEAN-LOUIS
Title: Instrumentations Verbales
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
"2010 release. The first LP ever issued by French pre-Situationist Jean-Louis Brau. Jean-Louis Brau (1930-1985) at the age of 20, joined along with Gil J. Wolman, Isidore Isous Lettrist group, creating in this context (the same as Wolmans "Mégapneums," François Dufrênes "Crirythmes," Lemaîtres "Hyperphonies" and Isous "Poèmes ciselants") what he called "Instrumentations verbales." In 1952 he recorded on a lathe the soundtrack to the unfinished film La barque de la vie courante (the first-ever recording of experimental poetry). In the same year, with Debord, Berna and Wolman, he gave birth to the Internationale Lettriste, from which he was eventually rejected for his military deviation. After the Indochina war (where he ran a brothel and traded opium), Brau joined the French Army in Algeria, between 1956 and 1958. In 1963, back in Paris, Brau gave birth to a Deuxième Internationale Lettriste together with Wolman and Dufrêne. He also designed an astonishing métagraphic roman: No More. He approached everything in an explosive way, creating a body of work which is discontinuous, small and incomplete, in which he sometimes achieved some major results: for example with his sound poetry, as demonstrated by "Turn Back Nightingale" (1972), in which Brau makes references to François Dufrêne, on a background of disarticulated drums and pre-punk saturations. Also included on this one-sided LP are "Elégie Elémentaire" and "Ataloche Roche," both recorded in 1961 during Isidore Isous conference at the Musée dArt Moderne in Paris, as well as "Instrumentation Verbale" and "Cantate pour linterdiction de Mandrake," both recorded in 1963 and first published in Poésie Physique, a book with three singles (Brau, Dufrêne, Wolman), Achèle, in 1965. Edition limited to 350 copies. Features a reproduction of a page from No More on the front sleeve, as well as an essay by Frederic Acquaviva." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: BRUHIN, ANTON
Title: 11 Heldengesange und 3 Gedichte
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $30.00
"11 Heldengesange und 3 Gedichte was privately published by Anton Bruhin in 1977 as a luxury 2x10" box. This unique and imaginistic sound poetry work has been issued on LP by Alga Marghen for the VocSon series and is now available for distribution for the first time, ever. Its a sound poem which takes us into a medieval world of minstrels and errant knights, a phantasmagoria in text and sound. It is also a modern document of the not-yet-existing electronic Sampling Art of the 1970s. Anton Bruhin wrote: "In the Heldengesange, I conceived each hero speaking a different invented dialect and coming from a different fictional geographical region. I also wanted to give each hero his own music as a companion. I have used various musical materials and played a variety of instruments, but also taken parts from existing musics and manipulated them." Like an anthropologist, Anton Bruhin presents this fictional culture, inventing its language and music as well as drawing its objects -- a hat, a cup, an arm, a flag, a wurst -- everyday-life artifacts from an ancient time catalogued with scientific precision. In 11 Heldengesange und 3 Gedichte, a masterpiece by Anton Bruhin, all is artificial and nothing is real -- exactly like in our contemporary world. Edition limited to 350 copies, including a large LP-size folded insert with the full Heldengesange and Gedichte texts as well as a selection of original graphic works." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: BRUHIN, ANTON
Title: Deux Pipes
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $33.00
"In the past few years alga marghen successfully released on CD some of Anton Bruhin more experimental works. InOut, Rotomotor and the CD version of his first LP masterpiece from 1969 Vom goldabfischer, made many of you become familiar with the eccentric creations of this obscure Swiss artist. But for this new release alga marghen decided to concentrate on Anton Bruhins favorite instrument, the Jews harp. Included in this LP record are six breathtaking Jews harp pieces of pure genius. On Side 1 Apocalypt Rb- with sampling loop and Chor H+ with sampling loop and solo reverb pot, recorded in January 2000 while testing some modified Jews harp self-made instruments created by Zoltan Szilagyi. This virtuoso performance is improvised over to a loop-continuum sampled through a Casio child synth. On Side 2 the all-time-classic titled Maultrommel und Sprache (i.e. Jews Harp and Speaking) where Bruhin is scientifically investigating the use of Jews harp in rendering human voice. Recorded in 1994 this piece, divided in five short paragraphs, move from the very basic structure of language (vocals, diptongues, triptongues) and constructs a perfectly accomplished sonic statement. Also on Side 2 are three pieces from 1995 for Electric-Trumpi-2, the only existing second generation electric Jews harp, constructed specially by Szilagyi for Anton Bruhin. Towards the G-Spot, ET2 with fly and cough and ET2 extreme filling grandly complete the collection of limousine musics selected for this record. Gatefold sleeve with large 8-page booklet reproducing four mind-blowing drawings released between 1969 and 2006 that well prove Anton Bruhins ultra-modernistic talent of the most refined nature. Also included in the booklet with the complete score of Maultrommel und Sprache. Edition limited to 330 copies." - Alga Marghen.
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Artist: BRUHIN, ANTON
Title: Rotomotor
Format: CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
2001 release. "The new compact disc by Anton Bruhin issued by Alga Marghen is titled r o t o m o t o r and covers two different areas of the artists research. The first one is represented by a group of works including the short and mysterious environmental recording "ORAX" as well as "Lange Tone," "VERSUCHPILZ 6," and "Paul Is 35," three excerpts from the epic "MC-10 zyklus" created between 1976 and 1977, recording various layers of sound sources on two cassette recorders with loudspeakers. The complete zyklus consists of 12 different episodes (each one 10 minutes long) which investigate the multi-layer ping-pong recording technique; the spatial illusion of the monoaural replay which moves away from the listeners ears into the depth of space. Far away sounds coming from a cosmic dimension or from an abyssal space, moving fore and back. The loss of sound quality considered as stoned space improvement. The title-track is a 28 minute-long reading of one of Bruhins major works. Rotomotor is a poetic Idiotikon of the Swiss-German dialect where, instead of the straight alphabetical order, the words are organized according to the similarities of their letters (each word differs from the previous one by just one letter). For this reading, a delay is repeated in the signal after 0.6 seconds and each word is superimposed into the echo of the preceding one. On one hand this echo generates the rhythm of the performance, on the other it supports the acoustic metamorphosis of the words. Again, a very simple concept perfectly accomplished. What results from the whole program is maybe difficult to describe, and maybe more easily perceivable in a state of alternate consciousness. But surely, it is a quite unique sense of acoustic approach; so no surprise to see him mentioned in the mythical Nurse With Wound reference list." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: BRUHIN, ANTON
Title: Vogelsang/Vogelsong/Vogelsung/Vögelsäng
Format: 4 CD Box
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $60.00
“On the occasion of the 2015 exhibition Le Caselle di Anton Bruhin at the Istituto Svizzero di Roma in Milan, Alga Marghen presents the complete edition ofAnton Bruhins 1977 cycleVogelsang/Vogelsong/Vogelsung/Vögelsäng. If the idea of recording birds came from Bruhins friend, the Swiss painter Hans Krüsi (this was a common practice for the art brut master, who layered recordings of the many birds sharing his living space into primitive multi-track sonic sculptures), Bruhin is able to use the same material to create a cacophonic and distorted world of unrecognizable nature, all in one low-fidelity stroke. In the 1960s, Anton Bruhin began organizing happenings and performances, creating sound works, designing and typesetting his own books (which he self-published with Hannes R. Bossert through April-Verlag), and drawing and writing poetry. Bruhin was a member of the first class to study at the F+F Schule für experimentelle Gestaltung in Zürich with Serge Stauffer, famous art teacher and specialist in Marcel Duchamp, where he came into contact with concrete poetry, Fluxus, and experimental music. Dieter Roth and André Thomkins are recognizable influences too. In the mid-1970s, Anton Bruhin was surely at the peak of his tape manipulation work. Always using poor techniques and equipment, he sculpted everyday-life sonic objects and turned them into very accomplished and yet totally experimental musical artifacts. The works presented here belong to this same period of expanded creativity, combining themes of excess and chaos with a pragmatic interest in simple structural schemata. To be consistent with the aesthetic quality of these works, Alga Marghen presents each of these four CDs in a silkscreened jewel case, with the four CDs housed in a numbered slipcase. Limited edition of 200.” - Alga Marghen.

Artist: BRUHIN, ANTON
Title: Vom Goldabfischer
Format: CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"The new compact disc by Anton Bruhin issued by Alga Marghen is titled Vom Goldabfisher and presents for the first time on CD the classic experimental folk recordings with the same title first issued on LP in 1969. Anton Bruhin conceived some of the most original sonic art musiks, a double of his artistic work as an outsider painter and with the help of Stefan Wittwer on electric guitar and Cristian Koradi on bass and cello, recorded this masterpiece of far out sonorities well hidden in the Swiss mountains. Anton Bruhin sings and plays jews harp (his favorite instrument), ch-phon (an instrument he invented constructed with a PVC tube with saxophone reed), harmonica, flute, fiddle, percussion, water. This record, surely one of the most psychedelic, experimental and private to be issued in Europe in the 1960s, should be of great influence for the actual renaissance of experimental folk music. Surely it was an important source of magick for Steven Stapleton, so no surprise to see it mentioned in the mythical list of references that Nurse With Wound included in their first LP. This CD edition also includes 5 jews harp instrumental tracks. In the late 1970s, Anton Bruhin was asked to edit a record of folk and ethnic music, documenting the use of jews harp in Switzerland. Bruhin climbed up the mountains in order to record some of the most obscure, old jews harp players. Those mysterious sounds were issued in 1979 on a record titled Maultrommel, Mundhermonika, Kamm. This CD includes 3 solo jews harp tracks where Anton Bruhin plays themes from the Vom Goldabfischer LP, plus 2 massive, maximal and resonating duos with W. Gwerder, recorded in 1979 at Radio Schweiz International. Beautiful digipack sleeve with photos and liner notes, also including a folded insert reproducing lyrics, technical notes and a group of ink drawings originally created for the Vom Goldabfischer LP sleeve." -Alga Marghen
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Artist: CARRION, ULISES
Title: Dear Reader. Dont Read
Format: CD/Book
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $40.00
"Key figure in Mexican conceptual art, Ulises Carrión was an artist, editor, curator, and theorist of the post-1960s international artistic avant-garde. Dear Reader. Dont Read, an A4-size, 272-page book with CD, issued in collaboration with the Museum Reina Sofia in Madrid within the context of Carrion large retrospective, is focused on Ulises Carrións personal and groundbreaking approach, managing to illustrate all aspects of his artistic and intellectual work. This includes books, magazines, videos, films, sound pieces, mail art, public projects, and performances, along with Carrións initiatives as curator, editor, distributor, lecturer, archivist, art theorist, and writer. It is a significant body of original work structured to place a spotlight on every facet of his production. Without losing sight of the unclassifiable nature of his oeuvre, this book emphasizes Ulises Carrións constant search for new cultural strategies and the extent to which his projects were determined by two fundamental themes: structure and language. These represent artistic guidelines influenced by a literary education, which he invariably struggled against, and are pervasive in his work. This duality corresponds to the exhibition title Dear Reader. Dont Read which illustrates his ambiguous relation to literature, a recurring theme in his work. Due to his interest in new art forms and innovative trends, Carrión actively participated in most of the artistic disciplines of his time. He co-founded the independent artist-run space In-Out Center in Amsterdam and founded the legendary bookshop-gallery Other Books and So (1975-79), the first of its kind dedicated to the presentation, production, and distribution of publications that were no longer literary texts nor about art, but rather books that were art or, as Carrión himself called them, "non-books, anti-books, pseudo books, quasi books, concrete books, visual books, conceptual books, structural books, project books, statement books, instruction books". Along with his artistic activities, Ulises Carrión developed a wide range of theoretical work having a great influence on young visual artists. It is fascinating to see that Ulises Carrións theories are seemingly precursors to more recent art theories of the twenty-first-century digital world. During his most creative artistic period, he participated in the international mail art network which Carrión considered a kind of guerilla strategy." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: CARRION, ULISES
Title: The Poets Tongue
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $28.00
"Ulises Carrións audio works clearly reflect his passion for language, its structures, sounds and meanings. He greatly enjoyed grammatically dissecting languages and trying to understand and explore their structures. His many initiatives and projects bear witness to his boundless obsessions with communication and circulation of works and ideas as a cultural strategy. This LP includes Hamlet for Two Voices (1977) in which two voices read out the names of the characters in the Shakespearean play as they appear in the script, audibly representing the structure of the roles the characters perform. Poema (1977) orally represents the structure and spatial characteristics of a poem, by listing all its structural elements: words, paragraphs and verses, etc. The LP also includes Aritmetica, Three Spanish Pieces, and First Spanish Lesson, as well as the legendary 45 Revoluciones por Minuto, the grooviest track ever created within the context of conceptual art. All pieces, recorded at the Instituut voor Sonologie in Utrecht between September and October 1977, have in common their refusal of discursiveness. They are not meant to be true or beautiful. Each piece is a series of vocal units that unfolds according to simple rules. Their beginning and end are arbitrary: they could go on infinitely. They should go on. They go on. First LP ever issued by Ulises Carrion who in 1975 created the legendary bookshop-gallery Other Books & So, the first space dedicated exclusively to artists publications such as artists records, books, magazines, postcards. Edition limited to 270 copies." - Alga Marghen

Artist: CARRION, ULISES
Title: The Poets Tongue
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
"2012 release. Ulises Carrións audio works clearly reflect his passion for language, its structures, sounds and meanings. He greatly enjoyed grammatically dissecting languages and trying to understand and explore their structures. His many initiatives and projects bear witness to his boundless obsessions with communication and circulation of works and ideas as a cultural strategy. This LP includes "Hamlet for Two Voices" (1977) in which two voices read out the names of the characters in the Shakespearean play as they appear in the script, audibly representing the structure of the roles the characters perform. "Poema" (1977) orally represents the structure and spatial characteristics of a poem, by listing all its structural elements: words, paragraphs and verses, etc. The LP also includes "Aritmetica," "Three Spanish Pieces," and "First Spanish Lesson," as well as the legendary "45 Revoluciones por Minuto," the grooviest track ever created within the context of conceptual art. All pieces, recorded at the Instituut voor Sonologie in Utrecht between September and October 1977, have in common their refusal of discursiveness. They are not meant to be true or beautiful. Each piece is a series of vocal units that unfolds according to simple rules. Their beginning and end are arbitrary: they could go on infinitely. They should go on. They go on. First LP ever issued by Ulises Carrión, who in 1975 "created" the legendary bookshop-gallery "Other Books & So," the first space dedicated exclusively to artists publications such as artists records, books, magazines, postcards, etc. Edition limited to 270 copies." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: CASTILLEJO, JOSE LUIS
Title: Tlalaatala
Format: LP/Book Box Set
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $116.00
"A killer reading of José Luis Castillejos TLALAATALA book by Fernando Millan, recorded in Madrid in 2001. Modern or advanced writing is a direct and independent medium, i.e. it realizes and gives presence to a set of relationships without the need of further dependence (as it happened till now in literature) on other media. Words, syllables, stories, sounds, psychology, music, etc., are no longer needed: advanced writing can do without intermediate elements. Modern writing is neither symbolic nor descriptive. Its purpose is the purpose of all modern art: to reduce necessity. The freedom achieved by writing (as a "medium") may perhaps become an inspiration (a "metaphor") of what could be achieved elsewhere (in the "reality"), independently and without imitation. Writing, perhaps the art more subdued to avidity and ambition, an instrument of subjection since it was invented by priests and legislators, has been the last of the arts to seek for its liberation. Writing itself created the worst of our servitudes that still rules and dominates the world: literality. Because without literality, any servitude to being of metaphorical and reflexive freedom would be impossible. Servitude exists and grows within the bureaucratic and technocratic literality which dominates the world with its laws, rules, and mechanisms. Freedom of comprehension, and therefore the liberation of writing, can be accomplished through the restoration of the metaphorical character of the so-called "reality", through the destruction of textual literality and the restoration of all the imaginary figures and persons of the psyche in front of the divination of the soul or the spirit. As proved by TLALAATALA, the liberation of writing must go through the elaboration of vacuous structures that should be perceived without being captured, without being fixed through numbers and signs. It goes through a writing where you can no longer state that "the written, written is", since it establishes an imaginary and metaphorical reflection of the vacuity and of the mutual relation of processes and phenomena. Comes in cardboard box with stamp; Includes the original-2001-press 400-page-creative-book with the same title; Edition of 80." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: CHOPIN, HENRI
Title: Revue OU
Format: 4CD/Book
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $112.00
"Alga Marghen proudly presents a new edition of the already historical Chopins Revue OU. All the original contents (4CDs + book + complete inserts) have also been included here, but presented now in a more modern and flexible way. The first press heavy boxset had been substituted with a lighter and colour slipcase while many important details and info about the contents of this anthology (missing in the original layout) are presented on a new colour obi." Incredible that this has been reissued again, at a slightly cheaper cost even! Miraculously over-the-top presentation of Henri Chopins famous sound-poetry "magazine", issued on 4CDs (or 6 LPs -- a few copies of the original LP reissue box still available). "Since the end of the fifties, Henri Chopin, an explorer in the new recorded sound poetry field, has never ceased, through hid own work as well as through his publishing activities (Revue OU, a magazine with record from 1963 to 1974) to defend the electronic exploration of the voice and the body. If Henri Chopins Revue OU is such a remarkable publication, then this is surely because it is one of the truly -- and most authentically -- contemporary publications of its time. Yet at first sight, the word contemporary seems to offer a rather simplistic description of such a visionary publication as Chopins OU. When we consider in the general cultural context of the sixties, for example, arent all mid-century art publications generally contemporary in one way or another? And when considered in terms of most other poetry publications of the sixties, doesnt Chopins OU clearly stand out as one of the most significant experimental or avant-garde publications of the mid-century? As Chopin observes, he considered the sound poetry published on the records in OU to be a distinctively new form of art. On one hand sound poetry constitutes an almost archetypal practice, but on the other hand sound poetry also emerges from the very sources of recording technology by means of its use of electro-magnetics. As this collection of CDs (remastered under the supervision of Henri Chopin) reissuing the complete Revue OU records indicates, Chopins most striking achievement was to consistently identify and publish the first major works of many of the most visionary transatlantic artists exploring the new recording technologies of the fifties, sixties and seventies. Far from attempting to establish any monodimensional movement, Chopin characteristically championed a wide veriety of those poets, writers and composers whom he perceived to be in movement, and whom he subsequently applauds as Fabulous Independents. Following an editorial logic of selectively eclectic inclusion, Chopins OU records published an astonishing diversity of inter-generational and international experiments. These include intense electronic readings by William Burroughs and Brion Gysin; pioneering optophonetic works by the Dadaist Raoul Hausmann; crirythmes and vocalic improvisations by François Dufrene and Gil J Wolman; fragmentary poemes-partitions by Bernard Heidsieck; high-tech text-sound works by composers such as Ake Hodell and Sten Hanson; electronic abstractions by Bengt Emil Johnson; phonetic poems by Mimmo Rotella; handy tech performances on self-built electronic instruments by Hugh Davies; haunting tape-manipulations by Ladislav Novak; playful improvisations by Bob Cobbing with Anna Lockwood; dramatic monologues by Paul de Vree; electronic concrete music by Jacques Bekaert and -- of course -- Chopins dynamic orchestrations of the bodys factory of corporeal sounds. Chopins writings equally consistently championed the electronic language revolution facilitated by what he describes as technological means which extend the human body, thereby inaugurating an enormous expansion of human expression. Many manifestos and theoretical texts, as well as original photos, have been published in a 76 page book. Also included are 30 fold-out black and white OU inserts reproducing the original scores of the audio works featured on the 4 CDs (by Chopin, Heidsieck, de Vree, Davies, Cobbing, Bekaert) as well as graphic works by John Cage, Tom Phillips, Arrigo Lora-Totino, Michel Seuphor, Ben Vautier, Stefan Themerson, Richard Orton, Pierre Albert-Birot." - Alga Marghen.
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Artist: CORNER, PHILIP
Title: Coldwater Basin No. 2
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $28.00
"Re-emerging from deep Fluxus celebrations in this 2012 summer, Alga Marghen realized that Philip Corner Coldwater Basin (ALGA 037) LP was instantly sold out. Could there be a better decision than issuing an alternative version of this masterpiece from the glorious 60s, by master of ecstatic music Philip Corner? If you fluctuated over sonic landscapes with the first version, then Coldwater Basin No. 2 will knock your socks off! More intense that Whitehouse, more liquid than your wildest dreams. Remember? When you made these things at home, on the best equipment you or your other poor friends could find? And you had that Japanese tape recorder with built-in mike; indeed that was the only piece of furniture on your tatami floor on the Lower East Side that summer of 1961. Again, a home recording of water running from a faucet into a sink. New York City, the Lower East Side, sometime in the 60s with Bill Fontana still on microphone. And I always dreamed of passing an entire night bathed in this... It was never long enough. Edition limited to 310 copies with front sleeve design and calligraphies by Philip Corner." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: CORNER, PHILIP
Title: Gong +
Format: CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
2002 release. "Gong + presents three previously-unpublished compositions by Philip Corner recorded in New York City, 1974. "Metal Meditations with Listening Center," a 29-minute long piece, is a collaboration between Philip Corner and Bill Fontana. At that time Bill Fontana was very interested in the resonance properties of every object, putting his ear to everything, and sometimes recording what he called "Listening Centers," a microphone placed in a resonating space (for example a jar, or a pipe) recording the environment with no intervention from the artist. This time the "Listening Center" was integrated as an active element on two pages from "Metal Meditations" ("one stroke: vigorous: one resonance" and "these are twirlings, sworlings") performed at the Intermedia Foundation. The continuous resonance of metal objects mixed with the chaotic sounds of New York City distorted through the "Listening Center." Gong! is a series of works and can be considered forms of kinds of "Metal Meditations." They are more-elaborated performing plans for/on this "prototype of all rich resonances," so, are musics assuming long-resounding & more-than-single-pitched large-surfaced (likely) lower-tone-favoring metals. Some substitutions are possible: piano -- low clusters and selected sonorities. Colors controlled from pedal. Struck by soft stick(s) or from keyboard. This specific version, titled "2 as entrance - passageway (resounding regularly)," was recorded on May 22nd, 1974 at The Kitchen and performed by Philip Corner, Brian Dallow, Daniel Goode and Carole Weber. The piece starts with deep resonances of the gong played by two performers and very slowly fades into the pulsation of the low-key strings of the piano. The last composition, taken from a different series of works titled "Pulse Polyphony," was also recorded at The Kitchen during the same festival. "Pulse Polyphony" compositions may use very different materials; one of them (the central part of "Oracle," an electronic music piece) was included in On Tape from the Judson Years, a previous CD issued by Alga Marghen. The version presented here is the passage from string piano to bell-tree." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: CORNER, PHILIP
Title: Metal Meditations
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
Originally released in 1997. "Metal Meditations is the culmination of many years experience and experiment with the properties of resonant metal objects, whether intended for music for not." --Philip Corner. "One side is taken from a 1974 performance at Merce Cunninghams studio, performed by David Behrman (electronics and performer) and others. There is also a 1975 performance with Bill Fontana and Corner (long metal pipe with active microphone) as well as a short version from the Avant Garde Festival in Cambridge, MA, 1978." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: CORNER, PHILIP
Title: More from the Judson Years (Early 60s) Instrumental-Vocal Works Vol. 2
Format: CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
2004 release. "Excerpts from the liner notes of More from the Judson Years (Early 60s) Instrumental-Vocal Works Vol. 2, written by Philip Corner: "Everything Max Has" (1964), Max Neuhaus solo, recorded at the ONCE Festival, 1965. "A performance of Maxs taking down all of his stuff; tons of equipment filling entire stages." "Big Trombone" (1963), Jim Fulkerson improvisation over tape collage. "Homage to Revere" (1962) for ensemble of copper-bottom kitchen utensils. "Punkt" (1961) for ensemble of staccato sounds. "Since the critics were calling us the plink plunk school, I contributed a composition favoring only those punkts for centuries having defined and inhibited Western music." "Passionate Expanse of the Law (1959) for ensemble, recorded at the Composers Forum, NY, 1972. "Expressions in Parallel" (1958) for ensemble. "From my earliest compositions I have been more enticed by an opening out towards greater possibilities than in cheap and arbitrary limits of stylistic unity." Housed in a digipack, including a 12-page booklet with liner notes, scores and original documentation." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: CORNER, PHILIP
Title: More from the Judson Years, (Early 60s) Instrumental-Vocal Works Vol. 1
Format: CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
2004 release. "Yet not to forget that extraordinary place where so much of the new and exciting performances at that most interesting time in New York, took place. There was a Theater there; and a place for the first Happenings. An Art Gallery... and later the famous Judson Dance Theater -- the site of Philip Corners first performance. The concert was in early 1962, January 2nd, to be exact. Excerpts from the liner notes of volume one of More from the Judson Years, Early 60s, written by Philip Corner: "Handwritten change on typescript: Yoko Onos studio, changed at the last moment to Judson Church. A lot of players; and a lot of pieces. Some of my old friends, like Toshi Ichiyanagi and Richard Maxfield. And a lot of new names from California, Dick Higgins and Alison Knowles, the connection between the old New York and this new scene." "Passionate Expanse of the Law" (1959) is an extract from the first NY performance, featuring Charlotte Moorman, Philip Corner, and Malcolm Goldstein. "I wrote this on an Army cot in Texas, in the Fall of 1959; a continuation of and a major development in my exploration of maximum disjunction." "Air Effect" (1961), first performance, featuring Philip Corner, Alison Knowles, and Malcolm Goldstein. "From 1961 already my music became characterized more and more by attention to the continuous quality of sound. A chamber ensemble, dedicated to directness of breathing." This piece follows through in theme to "OM Emerging" (1971). "As Pure to Begin" (1963), Philip Corner, piano with preparations, objects and amplification. "The purity of keyboard sounds turn progressively noisy, effected by the strings themselves being touched, and touched by objects which are then laid on them and magnified by microphones." "Music, Reserved Until Now" (1963), recorded at Judson, 1965 and featuring A-yo, David Behrman, Philip Corner, Malcolm Goldstein, Dick Higgins, Joe Jones, Alison Knowles, Jackson Mac Low, Charlotte Moorman, Nam June Paik, and Chieko Shiomi. "A score for non-traditional sound sources." "Composition With or Without Beverly" (1962), recorded at ONCE Festival in 1963; Philip Corner, piano with prepared tape sounds. Including a 12-page booklet with liner notes, scores and original documentation." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: CORNER, PHILIP
Title: Piano Activities
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
"One-sided LP. Alga Marghen proudly presents the most iconic of all Fluxus pieces, Philip Corners "Piano Activities," in the legendary 1962 premiere performed by George Maciunas,Nam June Paik, Wolf Vostell, Emmett Williams, Ben Patterson, Dick Higgins, and Alison Knowles. Until now, recordings of concerts from the International Festival Of The Newest Music, which took place in Wiesbaden in 1962, were thoroughly unknown. This festival, the first public event described as Fluxus, was known primarily through pictures and descriptions by the protagonists. In 2011 a tape including two versions of Philip Corners "Piano Activities" was found inKuniharu Akiyamas archives, who in 1965 was declared Japans Fluxus representative. The first of these recordings is identical to one found in 2012 in the archive of Vytautis Landsbergis, former president of Lithuania and friend of George Maciunas. "Piano Activities" represents the first-ever effective realization of the anti-art art intentions of Fluxus propaganda and the performance organized by George Maciunas brought the score to its extreme consequences. When Philip Corner, who had not been present at the Wiesbaden Festum Fluxorum concerts, learned about the destruction of the piano, he was at first shocked. In the tradition of John Cage, the score that Corner wrote was intended to shape something coherent out of the chaotic reservoir of sounds that he saw in the instrument and to broaden the field of possibilities for freedom in performance. But the performers by their exaggeration brought out a potential that the composer had not suspected. As the listeners of this LP will experience, the destruction gives an opening to the previously unheard-of. Two evenings from the Wiesbaden performances are presented on this LP. One take was made at the beginning of the concert series. It begins with a cluster played in the low register. There follows conventionally-played passages from Paik interrupted by single notes and chords. These traditional sounds are accompanied by brutal noises such as splintering wood, scratching, tearing, crushing, rubbing, hammering, that sound at times like a bomb assault was happening, and sometimes more like an unobtrusive clattering. As this continues, improvisation makes itself heard, as the players produce the most refined dynamics, relate to each other, and create collective noise landscapes. The shorter second recording is of a completely different character. Freed from the traditionalistic accompaniment, this version consists of practically nothing else than hammering, sawing, rattling and clattering. As if an industrious artisans guild were at work, there is hardly to be noted any interaction between the players. The sound event happens in front of an exceptionally euphoric audience. The scenes make one think of a hot free-jazz event. First-ever edition of this landmark straight-ahead anti-art Fluxus piece, issued in an edition of only 262 copies and including a four-page large folded insert with an essay by Helmut Schmidt, inner sleeve with "Piano Activities" score and Philip Corner collages. Front sleeve design and calligraphies by Philip Corner." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: CORNER, PHILIP
Title: PoorManMusic
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00

PoorManMusic (1966)

"The simplest materials and the things your own body is and does claps, slaps, stamps. Rubbing and scratching: body, all parts, and clothing if any voices. And all the sounds your voice and breath and throat may make except words. Although a mightbe rare&special one- sound deep word and meaning / warning, affectations show up. If sincere, express. Better a middle and easy utterance of like natural soundings & thus beyond outside things, but the matter might be simple sticks of every day life. The small stones and the fabrics papers and textures, easily picked up. Rattle, rattles, nuts little bells, seeds this is not quite all of homemade noise makers."

"Homemade noise made by, among others, Philip Corner, Max Neuhaus, Steve Reich, James Tenney, Malcolm Goldstein, Jackson Mac Low, Dick Higgins, Alison Knowles, Carolee Schneemann, Jerome Rothenberg... the Technicians of the Sacred. Gift Event III: A Celebration for poets, musicians, and dancers, based on the orders of the Seneca Indian Eagle Dance and performed at the Judson Dance Theatre, Judson Memorial Church, New York City, March 21 and 22, 1967. A part of the Spring Happenings.
The group cohesion and reentering and listen ing (ensemble sensitive) Out of flux of differing individual tempi, to fuse into one Felt agreed beat (this is easier, very easy, than it may seem) In period of pulse - polyphony... non-rationalizable multipl licity of the beats. And the whole at ease. If ever at extremes of intensity, and moving towards their implications of passions, let it relax and tend intowards the mean, just the energy and the continuing which is devotion in every day life and works.
Historical recording of previously unpublished Fluxus classic masterpiece available now in a limited edition of 300 copies. Pulse polyphony!" - Alga Marghen.

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

Artist: DUFRENE, FRANCOIS
Title: Oeuvre Désintégrale
Format: 4LP Box Set
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $99.00
"Alga Marghen presents one of the most impressive sound poetry anthologies ever published, introducing you to the sound works of the Nouveau Realiste artist, Francois Dufrene. His work, along with that of Gil J Wolman and Brion Gysin, was a strong influence for experimental poets like Henri Chopin, Bernard Heidsieck and Ake Hodell. These recordings show him that through the tape machine his poems could reach deeper and wider creative dynamics. Since the mid-1950s, the tape-machine became for him a poetical and experimental tool and Dufrene fully develops its potentials with stereophonic recordings as well as with the superimposition of his Crirhythms. The loudspeakers amplifies sounds while the microphone captures even the most detailed concrete sound produced by his voice. The physical tempest he produces is a real concrete electronic sound attack. Dufrene produced primitive, brutal poems opening the path of vocal sounds to contemporary composers: its known that Pierre Henry was deeply inspired by Dufrene. This 4LP anthology, conceived by the same author and privately issued as a 3 cassette edition in the mid-1970s, includes only previously unpublished sound works that finally fully documents the creativity of such a radical artist. Deluxe heavy boxset edition limited to 345 copies." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: DUFRENE, FRANCOIS
Title: Oeuvre Desintegrale
Format: 3CD Box Set
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $79.00
"Alga Marghen presents one of the most impressive sound poetry anthologies ever published, introducing you to the sound works of the Nouveau Realiste artist Francois Dufrene. His work, along with that of Gil J Wolman and Brion Gysin, was a strong influence for experimental poets like Henri Chopin, Bernard Heidsieck and Ake Hodell. Previously issued in 2007 as a 4LP box set, this first edition on CD also includes Crirythme pour Tinguely as bonus track. François Dufrene could be considered the younger of the first generation sound poets. Already in the Lettrist group when he was only 16 years old, with his own style marked by a hyper-powerful voice. In 1953, at the age of 23, he became Ultra-Lettrist, starting his first crirhythms by overpassing the alphabet in the perspective of the physical improvised scream. With the crirhythms sound poetry enters for the first time in the factory of projective sounds. In the beginning Dufrene uses the tape recorder only to document his creations. These recordings showed him that through the tape machine his poems could reach deeper and wider creative dynamics. Since the mid-1950s the tape-machine became for him a poetical and experimental tool and Dufrene fully develops its potentials with stereophonic recordings, as well as with the superimposition of his crirhythms. The loudspeaker amplifies sounds while the microphone captures even the most detailed concrete sound produced by his voice. The physical tempest he produces is a real concrete electronic sound attack. Dufrene produced primitive, brutal poems opening the path of vocal sounds to contemporary composers: its known that Pierre Henry was deeply inspired by Dufrene. The anthology presented here includes 10 crirhythms from different periods dating from 1965 to 1976, plus Crirythme pour Tinguely (first issued on a 7" single included in Revue AXE No.2 in 1975 and not available on the alga marghen 4LP anthology from 2007). Also included is Osmose-art, a long piece from 1969 divided in two suites where Dufrene superimposes his crirhythms to classical music. A similar technique was applied a few years earlier adding jazz music (specially drum and percussion pieces) to poems marked by strong Lettristic esthetic. Two of those Lecture-collage dating from 1965 are presented here, as well as two Comptinuum from his early on-progress works started in 1958. François Dufrene also developed unique performances, with live reading of his written text. The most famous is Tombeau de Pierre Larousse, published in 1958. This is a work half way between the written text and the sound poem whose unity is achieved through Dufrene performing it. Its a masterpiece of synthesis of active poetry. Eryximaque, suite choreographique au Tombeau de Pierre Larusse is also included in this anthology. Apart from the crirythmes that Henri Chopin issued on his Revue OU disc magazine and a few short pieces issued on obscure sound poetry anthologies in the end of the 1960s, François Dufrenes work is practically unavailable. This 3 CD anthology, conceived by the Dufrene himself as a 3 cassette edition privately issued by Guy Schraenen in the mid-1970s (only a handful of copies made), includes only previously unpublished sound works that finally fully document the creativity of such a radical artist. Edition limited to 300 copies, including a 3CD as well as a 28-page booklet including two essays by Dufrene, the biography, the complete discography as well as original photos of various performances from the 1960s and 1970s." - Alga Merghen

Artist: DUFRENE, FRANCOIS
Title: s/t
Format: Book/CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $65.00
"François Dufrêne (1930-1982) is one of the leading artists from the post-War European and French art scene. He played a key role in many of the initiatives of Lettrism, Nouveau Réalisme and sound poetry. In François Dufrênes oeuvre, art and poetry intersect in a reciprocal experimentation of the possibilities of transgression of their specific grammars. His oeuvre constitutes a singular example of this special relationship between art and language, which throughout the 20th century proved to be one of the most fertile grounds for expanding the limits seemingly imposed on Western art via the history of artistic genres. Many of his artistic creations use objects retrieved from the urban context, such as posters or stencils, or use the voice in non-linguistic contexts. Examples of the latter include his creation of the crirhythm, wherein he reinvented sound poetry and the relationship between performance and text. The present release attempts to present François Dufrênes work as a totality, wherein it would be artificial to separate his status as a poet from that as a visual artist. Poems, books, records, recordings, reverse sides of posters, stencils, films and photographs documenting the artists actions are combined together in a mosaic that makes it possible to reinterpret François Dufrênes work as one of the most singular adventures of his epoch, and also re-evaluate the relevance of the challenges he posed to contemporary culture. This album includes the fantastic crirhythm from 1970 titled "Belle nuisances hantez nos nuits," the complete "Osmose-Art" from 1969 where crirhythms are superimposed to classical music, "Eryximaque" and two "Lecture-collage" from 1965 as well as the 1958-70 "Comptinuum." All the sound works presented on the CD are also included in the 4LP boxset anthology issued by Alga Marghen and titled Oeuvre Désintégrale. Full color catalog in A4 size, 250 pages, all texts translated in English, French and Portuguese. The book includes a large selection of experimental visual works dating from 1957 to 1981 as well as the biography, essays and original texts (among them "Pragmatics of Crirhythm" and "The Crirhythm and the Rest," both from the mid-1960s). Full discography and filmography are also included. First edition of this large catalog, the first ever to fully document the work of François Dufrêne." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: FERRARI, BRUNHILD
Title: Tranquilles Impatiences
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $29.00
"Alga Marghen proudly presents the first record edition ever by Brunhild Meyer-Ferrari, a very refined and talented German composer, wife of Luc Ferrari with whom she collaborated for over 40 years in creating some of the most beautiful sound works ever created in the past decades. First there was Et tournent les sons dans la Garrigue that Luc Ferrari composed in 1977 before Exercises dImprovisation in the same year (a previously unreleased work, to be issued on the PLANAM label). These two pieces ...conceived for individual or collective improvisation for any instrument or instrumental group... are based on identical sound elements. Exercises dImprovisation consists of a sequence of 7 separate tapes, while for Et tournent les sons dans la Garrigue Luc Ferrari mixed these tapes into one. Listening to the separate tapes Brunhild Meyer-Ferrari felt the irresistible desire to compose a new piece using ad libitum five of these seven tapes. As she remarked: Impatiences represents for me those high-pitched rhythmic sounds, those imperturbable wriggling interfering with the low rhythms which are falsely quiet, because each of them is submitted to different and contradictory rhythms. I wished these to be perturbing enough to make the physical balance stagger by fractions of seconds. Edition limited to 300 copies, issued by Alga Marghen to celebrate the Oeuvres sonores 3 event conceived in collaboration with the New Media Department of Centre Pompidou and La mason rouge, Fondation Antoine de Galbert in Paris. This LP is the third in the Oeuvres sonores series after the Charlemagne Palestine Sound I LP and Luc Ferrari Danse LP. One-sided release." -Alga Marghen

Artist: FERRARI, LUC
Title: Ephemere I & II
Format: CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"Presented here for the first time, �?phémère I & II (for tape, or to be played with various instruments) are two previously unpublished masterpieces which represent for several reasons a very specific moment in the creative life and catalogue of Luc Ferrari. Even if Luc Ferraris perfect skill in creating some of the most beautiful sonic works ever is now well known to the large audience appreciating his music, the undetermined character marking the two works presented here is quite surprising. Luc Ferrari was tempted in the mid-1970s by the idea of leaving the final realization of these pieces open to the performers intervention (a perspective he decided not to develop in future researches). Exercises dImprovisation, a score conceived in 1977 and unreleased for almost 35 years (first recorded this year by the GOL collective with Brunhild Meyer-Ferrari for an LP to be issued on PLANAM), directly comes from the two works presented here. �?phémère I (or Lordinateur ça sert à quoin? i.e. Whats the use of computers) is a 27 minute piece for tape only, created in 1974, conceived as a kind of electronic drone superimposed by fragments of multi-language whispered voices that creates the thrilling effect of a sea-like continuum. �?phémère II (or Lyon 75 after the only recorded realization) is a 51 minute tape piece with guitar improvisation. The electronic repetitive structure reminds some of the most radical works of American composer Terry Riley, while the guitar sounds, first resulting as live manipulated pointillistic impulses, develop into a blues sonority superimposing the tape drone and creating a heavy psychedelic atmosphere of the most sublime kind. The end of this long suite lead us back into more abstract and live-electronic sonorities. This very intense work can be placed in a context between scored music and totally improvised music. First press limited to 500 copies in tri-folded digipack sleeve. Please note: these 2 previously unpublished pieces revealing a hidden part of Luc Ferrari poetics are not included in the INA 10CD boxset. Only available on this CD edition." -Alga Marghen

Artist: FERRARI, LUC
Title: Labyrinthe de Violence/Dance
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $32.00
"One-sided release. Dance was part of a sound/visual installation called Labyrinthe De Violence. Previously unpublished, this radical experimental work has now been released on LP record in collaboration with the New Media Dept of Centre Pompidou (National Museum of Modern Art) in Paris for Oeuvres sonores 2, a 2-day-event organized by Emanuele Carcano at Beaubourg on April 5th & 6th, 2009. Labyrinthe De Violence was an installation for tape sounds and 2 slide projectors conceived in 1975 by Luc Ferrari. The installation was a visual and sound metaphor of violence within contemporary civilized society. Four different rooms with a central space created the spatial context of this work. The specific environmental sonority (1. Violence; 2. Pollution; 3. Profit; 4. Mechanism / Paysage / Danse) created for each of the four rooms naturally superposed themselves in the central space. Dance was one of those sonorities, minimally constructed using 2 different sounds: a very low electronic drone deeply resonating for the whole duration with, in the end, the accumulation of deconstructed sequences played by Luc Ferrari on an electric organ. Documenting one of Luc Ferraris most beautiful and mysterious sonic works, this LP edition will be the first in a series of Alga Marghen projects presenting a still undiscovered side of the poetical universe of this fundamental composer. This 1-sided LP, issued in an edition limited to 500 copies only." -Alga Marghen

Artist: GESCHWISTER AKRE
Title: Untitled
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $25.00
"It was around Christmas time, a couple of years ago, and some of you received a strange record as a gift, probably unexpected. The record was the anonymous Geschwister Bar LP, issued in a phantom edition of 60 copies in a private collaboration with Bar Schalplatten, including the music performed in 1967 by 4 little children, the Bear Family. No info after that, and still the complete operation is kept secret. And secretly the material included on that record was remixed adding new and previously unpublished fragments from the same session: Geschwister AKRE, even more obscure, issued in an edition of 161 copies, is probably the bad brother which is better keep closed down in the basement, probably the negative of a negative." - Alga Marghen.
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Artist: GOLDSTEIN, MALCOLM
Title: Early Electronic/Tape Collage Music
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $28.00
"Alga Marghen proudly presents an LP edition including some of the seminal electronic/tape collage pieces by Malcolm Goldstein, created in close connection to the sulphuric New York pre-Fluxus environment of the early 1960s. The 1960s downtown New York City, rich with activities, doors opening upon a world fertile with possibilities: the delightful unknown. Malcolm Goldstein first worked at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center, then joined the Judson Dance Theater with dancers, musicians, poets, and visual artists all interacting in the common ground of improvisation/exploration. Most of the music on this recording was created for the Judson Dance Theater, Sheep Meadow (1966), a collage of two musics, folk & court music, was realized on a very cheap single tape recorder that offered its own electronic distortion embellishments. It was created for an anti-war demonstration to be held in that meadow of Central Park, with a dancer on top of a flat-bed truck and with loudspeakers. Images Of Cheng Hsieh (1967) was for a dance by Carol Marcy at Judson Church, simultaneously with an instrumental ensemble performing from the calligraphic graphic score, with the name of Cheng Hsieh. It Seemed To Me (1963) was composed for a dance by Arlene Rothlein; a collage of traditional musics chosen by her to be incorporated with electronic sounds. Judson #6 Piece (1963) was for Ruth Emerson, using only electronic sounds. Finally Illuminations From Fantastic Gardens (1964), the only composition for a vocal ensemble on this recording, was composed for Elaine Summers An Evening of Fantastic Gardens, a multi-media event of dance, music, film and visual projections, as part of the Judson Dance Theater concerts. It is the first music notated by Malcolm Goldstein with graphic renditions of the words of Rimbaud and without traditional music notation. Two performers were trained singers, while the others were a visual artist and an actor; two women & two men, all in the spirit of the times, sources coming together, as art & life blended in an overflowing of exploration. Edition limited to 350 copies, also including a 12-page large booklet with the reproduction of the complete Illuminations From Fantastic Gardens graphic score." -Alga Marghen

Artist: GYSIN, BRION
Title: Bruits du Beaubourg
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
Original 2001 release.
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Artist: HANSON, STEN
Title: The Sonosopher Retrospective
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $31.00
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Artist: HANSON, STEN
Title: The Sonosopher Retrospective
Format: CD/Book
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $85.00
"This edition is the digital version of the LP issued some years ago in the VocSon series and is only available with the alga marghen copies of Sten Hansons heavy hardcover luxury book titled Works / Oeuvres / Werke /Arbeten. The cd contains works from more than three decades, thus covering almost the entire career of Sten Hanson as a sound artist. All these works were previously released on record by alga marghen on the now sold out LP with the same title, as well as in various Text Sound Composition rare LP anthologies issued in Sweden between 1968 and 1970. The oldest work on the record is Danse figure (for EP) which was first performed at the Pistol Theatre, Stockholm in 1965. The work is inspired by a poem by Ezra Pound with the same title and is made out of recording of the first two lines in that poem. This work is followed by three examples of Hansons shamanistic poems: Hermetic Back Piece, The New York Lament and Skärp dig, för fan!. Lettre dun etranger deals with the problems of communication between people close to one other and was first performed in the framwork of Polyphonix 13, Paris in 1988. Am strengsten verboten is the contribution to an intermedia event by Charlie Morrow, Carles Santos and Sten Hanson himself performed in two boxing rings at Bobby Gleasons Gym, in the shadow of Madison Square Garden, New York in 1981. Les Martyrs was a part of the intermedia opera Robespierres Last Night, first performed in Hudiksvall, Sweden in 1975. Les sabots de bouc is a poem without words telling a story like a medieval morality from the times when the cathedrals were built and the devil was a force to be reckoned with. Che is a pamphlet based on a speech by Ernesto Che Guevara, while Coucher et soufler is a play on the problems of human communication. Western Europe 1969 is a satire on superficiality. The Destruction of Your Genetical Code by Drugs, Poisons and Radiation is based on a visual poem already conceived in 1960, when the idea that genetic damage could affect mans offspring for coming generations was a fairly new and shocking one. Au 197.0 was composed at the request of choreographer Susanne Valentin, who wanted a piece for a work on rites; as rite demands religion and it seemed clear to the composer that materialism is the only real living religion of our time. Finale, a piece to end with, was first performed in Annecy, France in 1995. Edition limited to 90 copies, including a 12 page booklet with liner notes, photos as well as concrete and visual poems." -Alga Marghen. 100+ page hardcover book with CD.

Artist: HANSON, STEN
Title: The Sonosopher Retrospective
Format: Book/CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $85.00
"This edition is the digital version of the LP issued some years ago in the VocSon series and is only available with the alga marghen copies of Sten Hansons heavy hardcover luxury book titled Works / Oeuvres / Werke /Arbeten. The cd contains works from more than three decades, thus covering almost the entire career of Sten Hanson as a sound artist. All these works were previously released on record by alga marghen on the now sold out LP with the same title, as well as in various Text Sound Composition rare LP anthologies issued in Sweden between 1968 and 1970. The oldest work on the record is Danse figure (for EP) which was first performed at the Pistol Theatre, Stockholm in 1965. The work is inspired by a poem by Ezra Pound with the same title and is made out of recording of the first two lines in that poem. This work is followed by three examples of Hansons shamanistic poems: Hermetic Back Piece, The New York Lament and Skärp dig, för fan!. Lettre dun etranger deals with the problems of communication between people close to one other and was first performed in the framwork of Polyphonix 13, Paris in 1988. Am strengsten verboten is the contribution to an intermedia event by Charlie Morrow, Carles Santos and Sten Hanson himself performed in two boxing rings at Bobby Gleasons Gym, in the shadow of Madison Square Garden, New York in 1981. Les Martyrs was a part of the intermedia opera Robespierres Last Night, first performed in Hudiksvall, Sweden in 1975. Les sabots de bouc is a poem without words telling a story like a medieval morality from the times when the cathedrals were built and the devil was a force to be reckoned with. Che is a pamphlet based on a speech by Ernesto Che Guevara, while Coucher et soufler is a play on the problems of human communication. Western Europe 1969 is a satire on superficiality. The Destruction of Your Genetical Code by Drugs, Poisons and Radiation is based on a visual poem already conceived in 1960, when the idea that genetic damage could affect mans offspring for coming generations was a fairly new and shocking one. Au 197.0 was composed at the request of choreographer Susanne Valentin, who wanted a piece for a work on rites; as rite demands religion and it seemed clear to the composer that materialism is the only real living religion of our time. Finale, a piece to end with, was first performed in Annecy, France in 1995. Edition limited to 90 copies, including a 12 page booklet with liner notes, photos as well as concrete and visual poems." - Alga Marghen. 100+ page hardcover book with CD.

Artist: HEIDSIECK, BERNARD
Title: 50 / 70
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $15.00
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Artist: HEIDSIECK, BERNARD
Title: Poème-Partition X
Format: CD/Book
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $73.00
"Poème-Partition X was created by Bernard Heidsieck during 1960 and recorded in October the same year. A few excerpts of the 1st and 4th movements were performed on November 22nd, 1960 at the Quatre Saisons Gallery in Paris, during the Festival of Avant-Garde Art. Poème-Partition X might be considered Heidsiecks first major work, whose duration (more than 40 minutes long) never allowed the author to give a public reading of it. Its destination was a record (released by Alga Marghen in 1996, starting the VocSon LP series, 36 years after its creation)! Alga Marghen is proud to now present this new edition of Poème-Partition X, extended to the CD format and included in a luxury 96 page hardbound book, limited to 350 copies. The book reproduces for the first time the complete score, a visual wonder and a major experimental printed work. Bernard Heidsiecks memories of an historic lecture at the Jean Tinguely atelier is included as an introduction, as well as his testimony on Ian Sommerville and Brion Gysins Dream Machine. Also on the CD is a lecture of extracts of Poème-Partition X accompanied by the saxophone of the American painter Larry Rivers. This recording from 1962 was not included in the LP edition and is here presented for the first time. In August 1962, Bernard Heidsieck went with John Ashberry, the American poet, to dinner at the studio of Jean Tinguely and Niky de Saint Phalle. Larry Rivers had a studio in the same place and was also there. Tinguely prepared grilled meat, skewered on one of his rotating sculptures. After dinner Rivers returned to his studio and began to play, alone and for himself. He earned his living, at the time, by playing sax at an after-hours jazz club. So, while he was playing Bernard Heidsieck joined him in his studio and suggested that they do an improvisation together. Something that Heidsieck had never done before, and has never done since! Larry Rivers immediately accepted, and an appointment was set up at Heidsiecks home a few days later. August 6th, 1962. A dinner party was organized for the same guests who had been at Tinguelys place and this unique 17 minute improvisation was recorded, but until now never released. It was, however, presented at the first Fylkingen Text-Sound Composition Festival in Stockholm in 1968. Luxury hardbound edition limited to 350 copies." -Alga Marghen

Artist: HIDALGO, JUAN
Title: Una Voz
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $17.50
"ZAJ has always been located close to the limits of the arts, the music, the theatre, the writing, the word, the object, the body. This has conducted to stay at the borders of the traditional artistic circuits, of the institutional spaces and, curiously enough, of the official vanguardias (fluxus, wiener aktionismus, etcS?). Since 1964 ZAJ organise several festivals and premiered most of the compositions of Walter Marchetti and Juan Hidalgo. They also invited other composers including the devastating performance of Fontana-Mix-Feed by Max Neuhaus in 1965 and a reading of Bernard Heidsieck in 1967. They privately issued 5 ZAJ-books: Juan Hidalgo Viaje a Argel, 1967, and De Juan Hidalgo, 1971; José Luis Castillejo La Caida de lAvion, 1967, and La Politica, 1968; Walter Marchetti Larpocrate seduto sul loto, 1968. But they never produced a recordS? And here it is, the first ZAJ record ever issued: Una Voz, written by Juan Hidalgo, read by Javier Martinez Cuadrado and recorded by Walter Marchetti who also added some music by opening the windows on Paseo de Santa Maria de la Cabeza. An evening in Madrid on September 1967. As Juan Hidalgo wrote for the liner notes: I spent about 10 years reading, hearing and meditating, outside, around and inside Zen Buddhism. Una Voz, this repetitive vocal music, couldnt have been conceived without these circumstances. This metaphysic work developed in the years I was living in Italy; first in Milan and then in Rome. Walter Marchetti and John Cage supported all this with their knowledge and friendship. The final result is a reflection on life, non-life, pain and pleasure. This project has been coordinated by Walter Marchetti who strongly wanted this LP to be the first ZAJ record. This edition also includes a 16 pages booklet (size cm. 30x30) with the complete Spanish text (first published in De Juan Hidalgo) and the English translation. Edition of 323 copies." - Alga Marghen.
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Artist: HIGGINS, DICK
Title: The Thousand Symphonies
Format: CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"Alga Marghen presents the first edition ever issued of Dick Higgins music. Fluxus founding member, in 1958 Dick Higgins studied Composition and Experimental Music with John Cage in his class at the New School for Social Research in New York together with, among others, La Monte Young, Richard Maxfield, Toshi Ichiyanaghi, George Brecht, Allan Kaprow, Al Hansen, Jackson Mac Low. In the Spring of 1968 Geoffrey Hendricks and Robert Watts told Dick Higgins of a project that was afoot at Douglass College, where both were teaching at the time, to organize a show around guns. At that time the USA police seemed to have nothing better to do than to chase down teenagers for possessing miniscule amounts of marijuana and throwing them in jail, thus ruining their lives. Dick Higgins decided it would be more worthy if one could set all the policemen in the USA to composing symphonies themselves. So he proposed that the beautiful music paper be machine gunned and that symphonies be derived from the result. Geoffrey Hendricks arranged for Captain Toby of the South Brunswick Police to do this, which duly happened with a 9mm MP40 Schmeisser submachine gun, filmed by Alison Knowles. A volunteer orchestra, conducted by Philip Corner and including Charlotte Moorman, performed nine of the resulting symphonies at Douglass College on December 9th. The Douglass concert was taped, but the only copy disappeared when the Ars Viva! Gallery in Berlin, Germany, went bankrupt in 1984. The whole situation was documented with photographs in Source Magazine in 1970. As Philip Corner, conductor of the recordings presented here, said: Leave it to Dick Higgins to come up with the most spectacular way to generate a page of patternless notes. Once over this dramatic gesture with machine-gun bullets leaves a stack of paper full of holes. I had not thought of this before but there must have been a conscious connection to the social turmoil of the 60s - all too unfortunately, come back around to high relevance these days. First press limited to 500 copies with digipack sleeve, also including a 16 page booklet with full documentation presenting 2 texts by Dick Higgins from the 1960s as well as a Philip Corner testimony, original photos and original scores." -Alga Marghen.

Artist: HODELL, AKE
Title: 220 Volt Buddha
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Sweden
Price: $20.00
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Artist: INTERSYSTEMS
Title: Free Psychedelic Poster Inside
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
"Alga Marghen presents a reissue of Intersystems Free Psychedelic Poster Inside (1968). Intersystems occupied a difficult-to-reach critical nook between the many tropes that had established to frame the various artistic trends of 1960s. Announcing itself with a quivering beam of fluorescent sound, the beginning of Intersystems Free Psychedelic Poster Inside feels as though its slowly piercing right through your frontal lobe. Blake Parkers poetry is a dark glimpse into mundane domesticity and the suburbs. One cant help but sense that theyre being brainwashed: the slow metamorphosis of sound is juxtaposed against Parkers even-tempered yet electronically-tampered-with speech. There are occasional hints at the twitchy energy of Peachy (NMN 093-2LP), but everything is braced by a spine of lean, cool tones, making Free Psychedelic Poster Inside a far more stark outing than either of its predecessors. Yet the sense of impending danger and general volatility found in the rest of the catalogue is still present - if not amplified. In contrast to Peachy, the shapes the music cuts are smooth rather than jagged, but one is never sure just when Parkers strangely uninflected voice will emerge from the blinding aggregates of pure color. While these clusters of glowing sustain assert an aggressive mesmerism, they serve as a primer for the ears, ominously readying them for virtually anything to happen. When something does, theres often a sense mild alarm on the listeners part even when said change comes in the form of a reprieve from the relentless swarms of high frequency - cascades of synthetic giggles, sliding slow elastic melodies, vigorous strobing modulations and bubbling passages of electronic fizz. Musician and insatiable collector Julian Cope, on his exhaustive online chronicle of all things rare and psychedelic, "Head Heritage" calls Intersystems third LP "one of the densest, most oblique collections of sound ever". Re-mastered by John Mills-Cockell. Mastered for cutting by Giuseppe Ielasi. Comes with original LP graphics as well as a new insert. Edition of 300." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: INTERSYSTEMS
Title: Number One Intersystems
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
"Alga Marghen presents a reissue of Intersystems Number One Intersystems (1967). Intersystems works evoke the heightened awareness, intermittent psychosis, intellectual over-stimulation and giddy nihilism of an acid expedition. "Orange Juice and Velvet Underwear" may indeed be the most typically "Psychedelic" cut of Intersystems entire catalog. Its saturated crypto-Indian drone and bent acoustic guitar notes, are upstaged by Parkers lurid-sounding declamations and Mills-Cockells fierce industrial clatter. From there, it all spirals further into a vortex of frayed cacophony and sober-yet-surreal orations. The sixteen-minute "Blackout Mix" is a perfect demonstration of just how tenuous their relationship was to even the furthest-out reaches of psychedelia in spite of their own pronounced use of related terminology. All curdled puddles of synth noise and caustic electronic howls, Parkers fragmentary deadpan bark both penetrates, and is enveloped by, the sticky sonic tapestry. He unfurls a series of disparate images, more-than-flirting with the mundane horror enumerated later (and more explicitly) by the likes of Throbbing Gristle. "Vox 3/13/67" is Number One Intersystems second longest and arguably most varied piece. Johns contributions span dimly elegiac textures, evoking distant chimes and striated choral voices. Parker delivers his writing as staunchly as ever, yet hacks certain words into syllabic mincemeat that spills violently and incoherently into the middles of sentences. Its by no means less anxious than other pieces on the album, but its tension is achieved through an eerily pronounced sense of breath and movement rather more aggressive means. Where elsewhere Number One Intersystems seems to forecast post-punk excursions into avant-noise antagonism, here theres more indication of Mills-Cockells training and more canonical influences in its careful phrase-shaping. Featured throughout the album was a homespun instrument devised by John, dubbed "The Coffin", which was also employed live in their "presentations". Mills-Cockell recalls: "It was a 6 foot long box line with purple satin, housing a long plank strung with many parallel lengths of piano wire held in place with tuning pegs which were adjustable with a wrench we kept on board for the purpose. There were contact mikes which were switchable, just like on a Telecaster except that the switches could permit not only selection of different harmonic spectra when the instrument sounded, but of a variety of loudspeakers in various locations in a performance space." Re-mastered by John Mills-Cockell. Mastered for cutting by Giuseppe Ielasi. Edition of 300. Presented in the original Allied Records sleeve." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: INTERSYSTEMS
Title: Peachy
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
"Alga Marghen presents a reissue of Intersystems Peachy (1967). The sound work of Intersystems cannibalized stray bits of McLuhanism, psychedelia, Cagean experimentalism, and even the modernist gestural strains of nascent electronic music, yet it was all couched within a very particular DIY ethos. Peachy pushes the meticulousness of Number One Intersystems (NMN 093-1LP) even further and, as such, represents a more balanced amalgam of Intersystems various disparate stylistic and emotional elements. The truncated opening cut "Experienced Not Watched" is deceptive, beginning with lush, tuneful organ swells that almost border on the ecclesiastical and washed-out metallic pulsations. Yet, the track comes to an abrupt end. What follows is thinner and more gestural, imbued with both poise and awkward buoyancy, owing more to musique concrète than anything on Number One Intersystems. Each sound is framed within ample negative space, inviting listeners to savor each moment, yet its dynamism, and boisterousness, mischievous character steer it well away from being too precious. This impression is reinforced by the decidedly rugged and opaque timbre of much of the sonic activity. Peachys balance can also be attributed to its consistent flow. The album may superficially be divided into discrete tracks yet the pieces follow one another seamlessly, conveying a single arc, with many continuities and recurring motives. Many of these motives are just mere pithy jolts or shudders of white noise that dart in and out of the aural scenery. In "So They Took The Guns", it matches the gestural profile of the opening cut - its suddenly lopped off, shifting decisively back toward a slice of Parkers grim narrative, planted squarely in the foreground amidst various percolating abstract chatter. Just as the musical textures have a more unified logic, Parkers texts are also more integrated into the total picture, both aurally and thematically. Despite its sharp veerings into death and violence, the abrupt leaps have a more absurd timbre, than one of abjection and morbidity. And the sudden shifts, of course, are complemented well by the restless intensity of Mills-Cockells contributions. Parkers voice is subject to a wider spectrum of electronic treatments than before. Theyre also situated in various places, both spatially and within the mix. Re-mastered by John Mills-Cockell. Mastered for cutting by Giuseppe Ielasi. Edition of 300." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: INTERSYSTEMS
Title: s/t
Format: Triple LP Box
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $93.00
“First historical edition! Three-LP box version. One-time limited edition of 500. Remastered by Intersystems founding member John Mills-Cockell; mastered for vinyl by Giuseppe Ielasi. Includes Number One Intersystems (1967), with the correct side sequence and (for the first time) the original tracks sub-section divisions, in the original 1967 avant-press sleeve designed by Intersystems founding member Michael Hayden; Peachy (1967), with (for the first time) the correct track separations, timings, and titles; and Free Psychedelic Poster Inside(1968), with (for the first time) the original (double) track titles, in a silkscreened envelope reproducing the original 1968 sleeve. Also includes a 132-page book with the detailed chronology of all the Intersystems Presentations and 110 full-page images illustrating for the first time ever the story of this essential collective, as well as the following texts: "How the Mind Excursion came to be" by Michael Hayden, covering details on Intersystems Presentations and meetings with Andy Warhol, Lou Reed,John Cale, Timothy Leary, Richard Alpert, Ralph Metzner, John Cage, Robert Rauschenberg, and Allen Ginsberg; "Intersystems" by John Mills-Cockell, introducing his sonic adventures from the early encounters with Ann Southam and Udo Kasemets to the accomplishment of the Intersystems multimedia works; "Selected Poems" by Intersystems founding member Blake Parker; "Notes" by Michael Hayden; "Network" by Bart Schoales and John Mills-Cockell, on the early mixed-media Presentation of the same title and meeting with Jerry Rubin and Abbie Hoffman, founders of the Yippie movement; "Intersystems" by Nick Storring, including a short introduction to Blake Parker as well as analysis of Intersystems sonic productions in relation to their historical context; "Radically Rethinking Art" by Dennis Reid, analyzing the chronology of Intersystems Presentations in relation to contemporary art; "Intersystems and Allied" by Jack Boswell (founder of Allied Records); "Intersystems and Moog" by William Blakeney; "Recalling Intersystems" by Tom Recchion; "The 60s: something happened but what?" by Ed Fitzgerald; "Memoir" by Russ Little, on John Mills-Cockell; and "Notes on the mastering of Intersystems recordings" by William Blakeney.” - Alga Marghen.

The Intersystems 3LP box on Alga Marghen is really something else!

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Artist: INTERSYSTEMS
Title: s/t
Format: 3 CD Box Set
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $55.00
“First historical edition! Limited to 500 copies. This three-disc box collects Number One Intersystems (1967), presenting the correct side sequence and (for the first time) the original tracks sub-section divisions; Peachy (1967), with (for the first time) the correct track separations, timings, and titles; and Free Psychedelic Poster Inside (1968), with (for the first time) the original (double) track titles. All works remastered by Intersystems founding member John Mills-Cockell for this edition. The three-CD box includes full-color digipak sleeves and a 56-page booklet with two texts by Intersystems founding members Michael Hayden and John Mills-Cockell situating Intersystems in the contexts of contemporary art and music, a text by Nick Storring about the original three records and Intersystems founding member Blake Parker, the complete chronology of Intersystems Presentations, and 23 full-page images illustrating the dense evolution of this short-lived and essential mixed-media collective.” - Alga Marghen.

Artist: JU SUK REET MEATE
Title: Solo 1975-1980
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $30.00
"Sidestepping all normal expectations on this album, Ju Suk Reet Meate (founding member of Smegma) directly goes about casting musical spells, utilizing primitive "inner mind" techniques on hammered dulcimer, tape loops, thrift store records, a homemade synthesizer, electric guitar, saxophone, mouth sounds, and manipulated christian radio broadcasts. Recorded in Portland, Oregon, these previously unreleased recordings reflect a similar "inner-mind over limited technique matter" aesthetic as the acclaimed but seldom heard classic Solo 1978-1979, originally released on Pigface Records in 1980." - Alga Marghen.

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

Artist: KRUSI, HANS
Title: Ex Hk.
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $34.00
"While preparing a new edition of Anton Bruhin works, Alga Marghen discovered some mysterious tapes by Hans Krüsi. Fascinated by the raw and brute contents of those sounds, mixing field recordings of insects, sheep and distant bells with primitive chanting, percussive noises and distorted radio folk songs, Alga Marghen started to conceive one of the most obscure editions in his catalog. The Swiss-born, self-taught painter Hans Krüsi (1920-1995) was a wiry man who eked out an existence on the margins of society. Even among outsider-art experts, his work is less well known than that of his Swiss compatriot Adolf Wölfli, who died in 1930 and whose richly patterned drawings have become treasures of classic European art brute, or raw art, made by untrained, visionary artists. Krüsi was orphaned as an infant and brought up on a farm in northeastern Switzerland by foster parents who largely ignored him. He scraped by with odd jobs (including gardening work) and eventually settled in the city of St. Gallen. There Krüsi lived in run-down buildings. In his late 20s, he began commuting by train almost daily to Zurich, to the west, where he sold flowers and, later, his artworks, on the Bahnhofstrasse, one of the most luxurious shopping streets in Europe. Among the wall-to-wall clutter of Krüsis ramshackle lodgings, where pigeons flew in and perched, evidence of an unexpectedly experimental spirit abounded, including Krüsis old cameras and the second-hand tape recorders with which he liked to capture the sounds of birds, insects and church bells. The artists inventiveness and fertile imagination seemed to contrast sharply with his humble way of life. Krüsi took subjects from the agrarian world that he knew: alpine farmhouses, forested mountains, cows, birds, rabbits and cats. In his varied oeuvre, the folkloric and the psychedelic often appear to converge. Some works are even hallucinatory, with bright, brushy passages of acid green, lemon yellow or Pepto-Bismol pink in which watchful, lounging cats, clusters of dithering birds or watery human figures huddle or writhe. LP edition limited to 200 copies, issued in collaboration with the Swiss Kunstmuseum des Kantons Thurgau (the repository of the artists estate) and published on the occasion of Alga Marghens invitation to the Artists Record Pavillion at Art Basel 2008." -Alga Marghen
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Artist: LEMAITRE, MAURICE
Title: Poemes et musiques lettristes et hyperphonie
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $30.00
"Alga Marghen proudly presents an exceptionally wild sonic art and poetry document, Maurice Lemaîtres Poemes et musiques lettristes et hyperphonie, recorded between 1952 and 1968. What does Lemaître contribute to the Isouian poetic creation? What? Music as background to "lettries?" These are heretic hyperphonies forming such a specific corpus in the Lettric sphere. Neither Isou, nor Pomerand, Dufrene, Wolman, or Spacagna achieved what Lemaître did. Lemaître dares the unthinkable: neo-yé-yé rhythmic Muzak destroyed by "lettries," disseminated with the utmost care. One more treasure: the very "pop music"-oriented Lemaître with his "I wanna go home mister" blues, here in a version with a borderline insane companion: Isidore Isou. Never a bluesman, thanks only to his irradiant genius, has ever been such a stoned sideman as Isou. This record includes an improvisation held at the Museum of Modern Art, Paris, 1961, in the context of a reading by Isidore Isou. Also included on this LP is a previously-unreleased torrid "concerto" titled "Lalcove," for a Lettrist male chorus and female solo orgasms, followed by "Lascension du Phenix M.B.," a sound collage from 1967 (predating more than 10 years M.B.s first primitive concrète music assemblages under the name Sacher Pelz). No need for Yoko Onos loops for another "Revolution 9" -- one year before, Lemaître cuts the tape with a scalpel, leaving the cuts exposed: home revolution in between two manifestos and three hypergraphic paintings. Offer yourself the joy of listening to these recordings that alas, Lemaître, whose hearing stops precisely at 250Hz, can no longer have the pleasure to taste. Edition limited to 240 copies, with liner notes by Frédéric Acquaviva and a fantastic front cover drawing by Maurice Lemaître." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: LORA-TOTINO, ARRIGO
Title: Fonemi
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $22.00
Original 2001 release.
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Artist: LUCA, GHERASIM
Title: Two Poems
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
"Alga Marghen proudly presents an LP edition including two experimental sound works by Gherasim Luca, created in close connection to Sten Hanson who invited the Rumenian artist at Fylkingen in the very beginning of the 1970s and made him discover the possibilities of the advanced EMS electronic music studio of Stockholm. The two recordings presented here are quite unique as they are the only poems by Gherasim Luca created through the use of electronic manipulations. As Henri Chopin wrote some years later in his legendary Poésie Sonore Internationale book, Ghérasim Luca made a big impression at the Third Stockholm Festival in 1970. Luca was born in Bucarest in 1913. Before leaving to Israel, he had a leading role among the Roumanian Surrealist group. He eventually moved to Paris where he lived until the end of his life in 1992. Gherasim Lucas work is very personal, giving his poems a very uncommon and ironic character. Again Henri Chopin underlines that in his recordings, which are not many, he superimposes his very warm voice, marked by his Roumanian accent; its a sound wonder. In fact Luca is not a sound poet. He is more a speaker who managed, without complex, to enter into the Fylkingen studio vortex. On 4 tracks and with 32 loudspeakers, thanks to his superb voice and his instinctive knowledge of the electronic studio which amplifies words, he gives great pleasure to the listener, even if the latter can not understand French. Autres Secrets Du Vide Et Du Plein (April 1971) and Crimes Sens Initiales (April 1972) were both recorded one track at the time on a 4 track tape and afterwards subjected to electronic treatments. They were recorded in Sweden at EMS and first performed at the 1971 and 1972 Text-Sound Festivals of Stockholm. Edition limited to 385 copies, also including the reproduction of a wonderful drawing by Gherasim Luca on the front cover, a photo portrait of the author by Gilles Ehrmann from 1959 and an essay by Henri Chopin." -Alga Marghen

Artist: MARCHETTI, WALTER
Title: Antibarbarus
Format: Double LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $46.00
"A reissue of Antibarbarus, issued as a compact disc in 1998, was the first edition Walter Marchetti released on Alga Marghen. The Antibarbarus cycle of five pieces makes use of original tapes coming from the same recording sessions that originated some of Marchettis major musical works realized in the 80s, collected in his two CDs: 1989s Vandalia (NMN 076-4CD/NMN 083-5LP) and 1984s Per La Sete Dellorecchio (NMN 083-3LP). This former series of works presented some homogeneous and untouched sound sources in the "concrete" status of their inner - and necessarily chaotic - level of entropy. Nevertheless this operative and only in appearance "neutral" premise introduces an implicit mimetic transposition. This link between the "iconic" threshold of the acoustical material and its transposition literally deconstructs the prerogatives and the ideological categories of music composition. In Antibarbarus, the temporal continuum restores the mimesis of the phenomenal regression of musical time, crystallized in a framed-length which gets estranged from subjective domain. But the transfiguration of sound sources now deliberately intends to de-signify the analytical prerogatives of hearing. The sensorial perception is in such a way inhibited from an immediate comprehension of the acoustic reality so reproduced: canis reversus ad vomitum suum. In the late 1950s, Marchetti was able both to formalize a more critical aim towards the established lingua franca and absolutist ideology of musical avant-gardism and to expand the sense of artistic praxis, in line with an ethical and subtly political evaluation of aesthetic experience. Marchetti was inspired by Cages poetics of indeterminacy and subsequently created, through a close and indissoluble association with Juan Hidalgo and José Luis Castillejo, an original and de-ritualized form of action-music which led in 1964 to the birth of ZAJ group. Marchettis work relays, in its procedural level, upon a resolute de-functioning of the musical codes and impose this act as a reversed mimesis of the methodological statute of music composing. Namely, not a "degré zero de lécriture", but its "reversal"; not a "denial of style", but "style of denial". In this perspective, Walter Marchettis oeuvre condenses one of the rare examples of aesthetic radicalism consciously extended to music poetics. Comes in full color gatefold sleeve; Includes printed inner sleeves (with photos of "Musica da camera n. 182", London, Raven Row, 1989/2011 and "Music in secca", Milano, Fondazione Mudima, 2003); Liner notes by Gabriele Bonomo in English and Italian." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: MARCHETTI, WALTER
Title: Concerto For The Left Hand In One Movement
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
"The Concerto For The Left Hand In One Movement, for piano, is the last unpublished composition of Walter Marchetti to be performed in public before the death of the author on May 12, 2015. This performance by Reinier van Houdt was recorded on April 29, 2015, at Onder De Linden in Valthermond, Netherlands, and is presented with liner notes by Gabriele Bonomo, translated from the Italian by Philip Corner. Composed in 1994, the Concerto For The Left Hand belongs to a series of works written between 1994 and 1997 -- along with "Con vista sui suoni," "Eight or Nine Movements for String Quartet," and "La perdita del tempo" -- which develop from a preceding composition titled "Canonic Variations for Orchestra on Prolapsed Time From Development to Hiccup of Black Cherry Jam." In these works Marchetti made a systematic and assertive return to conventional music notation, while also not excluding performance and installation practices and the use of pre-recorded "concrète" sounds, which, since the 60s, had been his privileged field of action (a modality shared principally within the exquisitely iconoclastic and desecratory activities of the ZAJ group). What was particularly interesting to Marchetti in this recourse to musical writing was the weakening of the meaning of the rigid normative apparatus of a musical score with the purpose of annihilating the factual potential of his system of prescriptions. The title alone is used to hide a paradox in which the notes to the performer intervene to subvert the following paradigm: "The pianist is obliged to hold a black umbrella opened over his head in his left hand during the whole performance of this concerto." From here the performer is confronted with two conceptually convergent possibilities in de-potentializing the apparatus of signs in the score: on the one hand, the restrictive imposition of the paradox by which the music cannot manifest itself while respecting the letter of the enunciation, which leads to the impossibility of the musics "existence" (i.e. the obligation of holding an open black umbrella in the same hand) or, on the other hand, the transgression of this encumbrance in favor of the implicit possibility of playing the score with the right hand, leaving the music subjected to its own manifestation no longer able to coincide with its own realization -- "a magic made free from the lie of being truth." Limited edition of 300. Full-color sleeve with printed inner sleeve bearing photos and the liner notes." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: MARCHETTI, WALTER
Title: Concerto For The Left Hand In One Movement
Format: CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"The Concerto For The Left Hand In One Movement, for piano, is the last unpublished composition of Walter Marchetti to be performed in public before the death of the author on May 12, 2015. This performance by Reinier van Houdt was recorded on April 29, 2015, at Onder De Linden in Valthermond, Netherlands, and is presented with liner notes by Gabriele Bonomo, translated from the Italian by Philip Corner. Composed in 1994, the Concerto For The Left Hand belongs to an ongoing series of works written between 1994 and 1997 -- along with "Con vista sui suoni," "Eight or Nine Movements for String Quartet," and "La perdita del tempo" -- which develop from a preceding composition titled "Canonic Variations for Orchestra on Prolapsed Time From Development to Hiccup of Black Cherry Jam." In these works Marchetti made a systematic and assertive return to conventional music notation, while also not excluding performance and installation practices and the use of pre-recorded "concrète" sounds which, since the 60s, had been his privileged field of action (a modality shared principally within the exquisitely iconoclast and desecratory activities of the ZAJ group). What was particularly interesting to Marchetti in this recourse to musical writing was the weakening of the meaning of the rigid normative apparatus of a musical score with the purpose of annihilating the factual potential of his system of prescriptions. The title alone is used to hide a paradox in which the notes to the performer intervene to subvert the following paradigm: "The pianist is obliged to hold a black umbrella opened over his head in his left hand during the whole performance of this concerto." From here the performer is confronted with two conceptually convergent possibilities in de-potentializing the apparatus of signs in the score: on the one hand, the restrictive imposition of the paradox by which the music cannot manifest itself while respecting the letter of the enunciation, which leads to the impossibility of the musics "existence" (i.e. the obligation of holding an open black umbrella in the same hand) or, on the other hand, the transgression of this encumbrance in favor of the implicit possibility of playing the score with the right hand, leaving the music subjected to its own manifestation no longer be able to coincide with its own realization -- "a magic made free from the lie of being truth." Limited edition of 300. Digipak with full-color booklet containing photos and the liner notes." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: MARCHETTI, WALTER
Title: De Musica Inversa
Format: 4 CD Box Set/Book
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $116.00
"Alga Marghen very proudly presents the only authorized reissue of all Walter Marchetti original recordings previously released by Cramps Records. An LP sized 4CD box set including La Caccia, In Terram Utopicam, Per La Sete Dellorecchio, Natura Morta and Vandalia. Also included is the new book by Walter Marchetti titled De Musica Inversa, an instruction manual of both theory and practice for the proper and improper use of music. A method for perfecting oneself in composition annotated and commented upon by Gabriele Bonomo." The most amazing thing about music is its exterior aspect. High, vertical, translucent, almost turgid, maybe a bit too monolithic. One should, in any case, give a lot of attention to the large number of interstices which lead to the centre of the ear, wherefrom sounds spread out through a dense network leading to more circuits which direct these same and their relationships directly to the brain, in a logic of musical articulation which is nothing less than frightening. Even if, to attentive listening, dominating all is the eye of silence. CD1, titled La Caccia, includes La Caccia (1965), Adversus (Home-made electric music) (1966) and Osmanthus fragrans (Home-made electric music) (1973). The 16-page booklet presents the original scores, photos of both the 1965 ZAJ performances and of Marchetti recording La Caccia in the 1970s, photos of the concert at Galleria Multhipla in 1974, and the reproduction of the original La caccia LP layout. CD2, titled In Terram Utopican, includes Jaimerais Jouer Avec Un Piano Qui Aurait Une Grosse Queue (1974/75) and Per La Sete Dellorecchio (1981). The 16-page booklet presents the original score of Jaimerais Jouer, photos of the performances in Milano and at the Venice Biennale, and the reproduction of the original In Terram Utopicam LP layout. CD3, titled Natura Morta, includes the piece with the same title from 1980. The 8-page booklet reproduces original photos of the performance at Milanopoesia in 1988, as well as the text titled In My Music. CD4, titled Vandalia, includes Perpetuum Mobile (1981), Song For John Cage (1985) and Le Secche Del Delirio (1989). The 8-page booklet presents the photo of the Perpetuum Mobile performance at Musicalia in 1981, the score of Song For John Cage, the photos of two Musica Da Camera installations, as well as the reproduction of the original Vandalia CD layout. The 180-page De Musica Inversa book and all the texts included in the CD booklets are published in both English and Italian. Too true: in all music there are, in effect, a lot of sounds henceforth-more than that, too many; everything that we listen to has become heavy beyond measure, completely unbearable. Rather than chasing it we should look for how to escape from music. Everything in it is monolithic, frozen, and the notes of music which slowly, more or less, are thickening around the listeners wrap them all in dripping blankets of death. CD edition limited to 400 copies." - Alga Merghen

Artist: MARCHETTI, WALTER
Title: De Musica Inversa
Format: Book
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $36.00
"Alga Marghen very proudly presents the new book by Walter Marchetti titled De Musica Inversa, an instruction manual of both theory and practice for the proper and improper use of music. A method for perfecting oneself in composition annotated and commented upon by Gabriele Bonomo. "The most amazing thing about music is its exterior aspect. High, vertical, translucent, almost turgid, maybe a bit too monolithic. One should, in any case, give a lot of attention to the large number of interstices which lead to the centre of the ear, wherefrom sounds spread out through a dense network leading to more circuits which direct these same and their relationships directly to the brain, in a logic of musical articulation which is nothing less than frightening. Even if, to attentive listening, dominating all is the eye of silence. The 180-page De Musica Inversa book is published in both English and Italian. First included in an LP sized 4CD box set together with other 4 CDs titled La Caccia, In Terram Utopicam, Natura Morta and Vandalia, this book is also available now, separately from the complete box set, in a very limited number of copies. Too true: in all music there are, in effect, a lot of sounds henceforth?more than that, too many; everything that we listen to has become heavy beyond measure, completely unbearable. Rather than chasing it we should look for how to escape from music. Everything in it is monolithic, frozen, and the notes of music which slowly, more or less, are thickening around the listeners wrap them all in dripping blankets of death." -Alga Marghen
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Artist: MARCHETTI, WALTER
Title: De Musicorum Infelicitate
Format: Book/Double LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $70.00
"Two years ago Alga Marghen issued the third compact disc by Walter Marchetti, the mysterious and inaccessible De musicorum infelicitate. The edition included a folded poster with the presentation written by Gabriele Bonomo, a series of aphorisms to introduce the listeners to this work. The composer had then decided to let this edition circulate with no extra information looking at it as a perfect final statement. But a complete score was existing, and what a score. And it took several months to convince him to let it be printed as a book in order to provide a new perspective to this multi-layer cryptic unhappiness of music. For this is not only the score of a great composition but also a series of statements which help us to enter the composers epistemology and his point of view about music, creation and our contemporary condition in general. Now as we approach the end, music seems to hasten our pace; now that the word is mantled in a vast cloak incessant vibrations and, sadly, everything is becoming music; now it was the perfect right time to issue this precious book. A book with no poetic moments, never obscured by art, never the servant of art, meant to give an immediate image of music. Such a book could only be published as a high quality industrial object, album hardbound, 200 pages in DIN A 4 size, published in English and Italian, issued in an edition limited to 300 copies only. Music! Deadly dust for the mind. The world as music: a cosmic catastrophe. At this point, music remains in possession of only a single sound; all the others have been discarded. The last sound is recorded on the double-LP, as well as the complete painful variations previously issued on the Alga Marghen CD with the same title." - Alga Marghen.
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Artist: MARCHETTI, WALTER
Title: Il Divano Dellorecchio
Format: 5LP Box Set
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $160.00
"Alga Marghen very proudly presents the only authorized reissue of all Walter Marchetti original recordings previously released by Cramps Records. A 5LP box set including La Caccia, In Terram Utopicam, Per La Sete Dellorecchio, Natura Morta and Vandalia. LP1 includes the same materials as the original 1974 Cramps LP titled La Caccia (1965). The LP sleeve reproduces the original scores, photos of both the 1965 ZAJ performances and of Marchetti recording La Caccia. The full-color inner sleeve reproduces the original La Caccia LP layout. LP2 includes the same materials as the original 1978 Cramps LP titled In Terram Utipicam, or Jaimerais Jouer Avec Un Piano Qui Aurait Une Grosse Queue (1974/75), Adversus (Home-made electric music) (1966) and Osmanthus Fragrans (Home-made electric music) (1973). The LP sleeve reproduces the original scores of Jaimerais Jouer and Adversus, photos of the performance at the Venice Biennale. The full color inner sleeve reproduces photos of various Marchetti performances as well as the original In Terram Utopicam LP layout. LP3 includes Per La Sete Dellorecchio (1981), previously privately issued on the LP with the same title and Song for John Cage (1985), never available on vinyl before. The LP sleeve reproduces the Song for John Cage score. The full color inner sleeve reproduces the original Per La Sete Dellorecchio LP layout. LP4 includes Natura Morta (1980), never available on vinyl before. The LP sleeve reproduces a photo of the performance at Milanopoesia in 1988, as well as the text In My Music. The full color inner sleeve reproduces a photo of the Natura Morta installation. LP5, titled Vandalia, includes Perpetuum Mobile (1981) and Le Secche Del Delirio (1989). Both pieces were never available on vinyl before. The LP sleeve reproduces a photo of the Perpetuum Mobile performance at Musicalia in 1981. The full color inner sleeve reproduces a Musica Da Camera installation and the original Vandalia layout. LP edition limited to 350 copies." - Alga Marghen

Artist: MARCHETTI, WALTER
Title: In Terram Utopicam
Format: CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $21.00
"Walter Marchetti is one of the most original and controversial pre-Fluxus authors. In this work he frees all of his sophisticated poeticism. In Terram Utopican, includes Jaimerais Jouer Avec Un Piano Qui Aurait Une Grosse Queue (1974/75) and Per La Sete Dellorecchio (1981). The 16-page booklet presents the original score of Jaimerais Jouer, photos of the performances in Milano and at the Venice Biennale, and the reproduction of the original In Terram Utopicam LP layout. All texts are published both in English and Italian." -Alga Marghen

Artist: MARCHETTI, WALTER
Title: In Terram Utopicam
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $28.00
"LP version, previously released in the Il Divano Dellorecchio 5LP box (ALGA 083LP). Includes the same materials as the original 1978 Cramps LP titled In Terram Utopicam, or Jaimerais Jouer Avec Un Piano Qui Aurait Une Grosse Queue (1974/75), Adversus (Home-made electric music) (1966) and Osmanthus Fragrans (Home-made electric music) (1973). The LP sleeve reproduces the original scores of Jaimerais Jouer and Adversus, photos of the performance at the Venice Biennale. The full color inner sleeve reproduces photos of various Marchetti performances as well as the original In Terram Utopicam LP layout." -Alga Marghen

Artist: MARCHETTI, WALTER
Title: In Terram Utopicam
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
"2010 release. LP version, previously released in the Il Divano Dellorecchio 5LP box. Includes the same materials as the original 1978 Cramps LP titled In Terram Utopicam, or "Jaimerais jouer avec un piano qui aurait une grosse queue" (1974/1975), "Adversus" (Home-made electric music) (1966) and "Osmanthus Fragrans" (Home-made electric music) (1973). The LP sleeve reproduces the original scores of "Jaimerais jouer" and "Adversus," and includes photos of the performance at the Venice Biennale. The full-color inner sleeve reproduces photos of various Marchetti performances as well as the original In Terram Utopicam LP layout." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: MARCHETTI, WALTER
Title: La Caccia
Format: CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $21.00
"Alga Marghen very proudly presents the only authorized reissue of all Walter Marchetti original recordings previously released by Cramps Records. The recording of La Caccia, one of the most radical in the neo-avantgarde panorama for 35 years, is divided in two tracks: Versione Allaria Aperta and Versione Per Uno Spazio Chiuso. The sound is generated by hunting calls for birds and other animals. According to Steven Stapleton, this is one of the best records ever published. The CD includes La Caccia (1965) as well as two extreme electronic ZAJ pieces, Adversus (Home-made electric music) (1966) and Osmanthus Fragrans (Home-made electric music) (1973). The 16-page booklet presents the orginal scores, photos of both the 1965 ZAJ performances and of Marchetti recording La Caccia in the 1970s, photos of the concert at Galleria Multhipla in 1974, and the reproduction of the original La Caccia LP layout. All texts are published both in English and Italian. First included in an LP sized 4CD box set together with 3 other CDs titled In Terram Utopicam, Natura Morta and Vandalia, plus the new book by Walter Marchetti titled De Musica Inversa, an instruction manual of both theory and practice for the proper and improper use of music, this CD is also available now, separately from the complete box set, in a very limited number of copies." -Alga Marghen

Artist: MARCHETTI, WALTER
Title: La Caccia
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $28.00
"LP version, previously released in the Il Divano Dellorecchio 5LP box (ALGA 083LP). Includes the same materials as the original 1974 Cramps LP titled La Caccia (1965). The LP sleeve reproduces the original scores, photos of both the 1965 ZAJ performances and of Marchetti recording La Caccia. The full-color inner sleeve reproduces the original La Caccia LP layout." -Alga Marghen

Artist: MARCHETTI, WALTER
Title: La Caccia
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
"2010 release, previously released in the Il Divano Dellorecchio 5LP box. Includes the same materials as the original 1974 Cramps LP titled La Caccia (1965). The LP sleeve reproduces the original scores, photos of both the 1965 ZAJ performances and of Marchetti recording La Caccia. The full-color inner sleeve reproduces the original La Caccia LP layout." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: MARCHETTI, WALTER
Title: Natura Morta
Format: CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $21.00
"A very simple sequence of piano accidents, according to Robert Ashley one of the most beautiful piano music ever recorded. Natura Morta, includes the piece with the same title from 1980. The 8-page booklet reproduces original photos of the performance at Milanopoesia in 1988, as well as the text titled In My Music. All texts are published both in English and Italian." -Alga Marghen

Artist: MARCHETTI, WALTER
Title: Natura Morta
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $28.00
"LP version, previously released in the Il Divano Dellorecchio 5LP box (ALGA 083LP). The LP sleeve reproduces a photo of the performance at Milanopoesia in 1988, as well as the text In My Music. The full color inner sleeve reproduces a photo of the Natura Morta installation." -Alga Marghen

Artist: MARCHETTI, WALTER
Title: Natura Morta
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
"2010 release, previously released in the Il Divano Dellorecchio 5LP box (ALGA 083LP). The LP sleeve reproduces a photo of the performance at Milanopoesia in 1988, as well as the text In My Music. The full-color inner sleeve reproduces a photo of the Natura Morta installation." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: MARCHETTI, WALTER
Title: Per La Sete Dellorecchio
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $28.00
"The LP includes Per La Sete Dellorecchio (1981), previously privately issued on the LP with the same title as well as Song for John Cage (1985), never available on vinyl before. The LP sleeve reproduces the Song for John Cage score. The full color inner sleeve reproduces the original Per La Sete Dellorecchio LP layout. All texts are published both in English and Italian. First included in a 5LP box set together with other 4 LPs titled La Caccia, In Terram Utopicam, Natura Morta and Vandalia, this LP is also available now, separately from the complete box set, in a very limited number of copies." -Alga Marghen

Artist: MARCHETTI, WALTER
Title: Per La Sete Dellorecchio
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
"2010 release. This LP includes "Per La Sete Dellorecchio" (1981), previously privately issued on the LP of the same title. This reissue also includes "Song for John Cage" (1985), which has never been available on vinyl before. The LP sleeve reproduces the "Song for John Cage" score. The full-color inner sleeve reproduces the original Per La Sete Dellorecchio LP layout. All texts are published both in English and Italian. First included in a 5LP box set together with other 4 LPs titled La Caccia, In Terram Utopicam, Natura Morta and Vandalia." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: MARCHETTI, WALTER
Title: Utopia Andata e Ritorno
Format: Double CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $36.00
"Music: the foundation of that presence in which we find ourselves shows itself as pure negative. Everything is founded on a demonstration of its own negativity: as awareness of its being negative, and does not look for an escape into a future presence, that is an objective future. But, accepting its negativity, makes of this self-negation the real act, the true reality - the true foundation, the real and actual continuity: this is musics sense. Utopia Andata e Ritorno is the title of the new composition by Walter Marchetti, recorded in Milano in 2005. It has two parts, each one CD long. The first part, LAndata, puts together two former recordings of Marchetti. The recording of a real storm and a recital for solo piano. This is not the first time that Marchetti mixes a piano solo recital with the recording of a natural live event, thus creating a piano concert. The second CD, Il Ritorno, reverses the direction of the first record and literally destroys itself. In the first part of this work, Marchetti puts music successfully in the place it has to have today: on the road to renewal in contact with reality, a reality that is a synonym for vacuity, that is the interdependence of phenomena, music, reality, technology. There is nothing mimetic or anecdotal in this work. The storm is a real storm and the solo piano recital is a modern work of pure music, without the excesses that the society expects of a piano recital from composer and virtuoso player. Pure music, in the best sense of the word. Three-folded digipack 2CD edition. It includes a 32-page booklet with essays by Water Marchetti, Gabriele Bonomo and José Luis Castillejo. First edition limited to 500 copies." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: MARCHETTI, WALTER
Title: Vandalia
Format: CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $21.00
"With Vandalia Walter Marchetti is focusing his concrete and radical themes. Also including is an homage to John Cage. Action Music! Vandalia includes Perpetuum Mobile (1981), Song for John Cage (1985) and Le Secche Del Delirio (1989). The 8-page booklet presents the photo of the Perpetuum Mobile performance at Musicalia in 1981, the score of Song for John Cage, the photos of two Musica Da Camera installations, as well as the reproduction of the original Vandalia CD layout. All texts are published both in English and Italian." -Alga Marghen

Artist: MARCHETTI, WALTER
Title: Vandalia
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $28.00
"LP version, previously released in the Il Divano Dellorecchio 5LP box (ALGA 083LP). Includes Perpetuum Mobile (1981) and Le Secche Del Delirio (1989). Both pieces were never available on vinyl before. The LP sleeve reproduces a photo of the Perpetuum Mobile performance at Musicalia in 1981. The full color inner sleeve reproduces a Musica Da Camera installation and the original Vandalia layout." -Alga Marghen

Artist: MARCHETTI, WALTER
Title: Vandalia
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
"2010 release, previously released in the Il Divano Dellorecchio 5LP box (ALGA 083LP). Includes "Perpetuum Mobile" (1981) and "Le Secche Del Delirio" (1989). Both pieces have never been available on vinyl before. The LP sleeve reproduces a photo of the "Perpetuum Mobile" performance at Musicalia in 1981. The full-color inner sleeve reproduces a "Musica Da Camera" installation and the original Vandalia layout." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: MILK FROM CHELTENHAM
Title: Triptych of Poisoners
Format: CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"Milk fron Cheltenham is the first in a series of Alga Marghen editions documenting the activities of the Its War Boys underground label, founded by Amos (of The Homosexuals fame) in the late 1970s. The original LP was issued in an edition limited to 300 copies. The material was recorded from 1979 to 1981 but wasnt released until 1983 due to problems with the silkscreened sleeve. The band only put out this record, a real hidden gem. Lepke said that he wanted it to sound like a Beach Boys LP by using lots of different studios but it was mostly done on a cassette machine with a primitive surround function. Lepke is the man who does the impossible every time he picks up a tin, carton, bottle or instrument. The first person with enough originality to adopt anything to his own idiosyncratic style. Retired to an obscure basement, still without peers in the world. Lounge makes rhythms that by this time need no words of praise with a wallop, that when left, makes the usual praise words disintegrate. A mix of inestimable ability with feelings as wild as it is rare. Salamander has that certain something that most people can never have even if they practice for an eternity. Most important in his influence, most endearing in his emotional impact and most convincing in his new-found authority. If The Homosexuals were a strange prospect, and their music should fit into a similar spot as that of angry young men like Wire and Magazine who carried their penchants for art-school angst in the midst of proto-thug posturing, Milk from Cheltenham were an even more extreme band. Not only progressive with a certain artistic notion (a reference could be found in This Heat, Family Fodder and Chris Cutlers bands Henry Cow and the Art Bears) but also closer to more primitive sound experimentations of a cryptic and sinister Residential perspective. This release finally documents one of the most important projects developed in the scene explored by The Homosexuals. Amos&Sara, Sara Goes Pop, Nancy Sesay & The Melodaires and more hidden mysterious activities will soon be available through Alga Marghen." - Alga Marghen. Highly Recommended!

Artist: MODERN SHIT
Title: Modern Shit/Artcoustics: The Stories Told By Record Covers
Format: CD/Book
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $65.00
"Alga Marghen presents a new chapter in the documentation of Amos/Its War Boys/Homosexuals recordings. Directly taken from the original Its War Boys catalog, here is one of the most obscure sonic works of the early 1980s, Modern Shit! First issued on tape (cat No. $21) this work circulated only privately among the close friends of the label and was never officially distributed. Actually, it represents one of the most intense and experimental outputs of this creative London period. The idea was to create a contemporary Non-stop, vaguely in emulous contradiction to product by people like Cerrone and Biddulph (1970s disco queens). Lepke and Amos, the two minds behind this project (and 2/3 of the Milk from Cheltenham adventures), each constructed a half hour near-continuous non-stop using only the foulest materials. In those days, they had their 8-track studio in a moldy basement below Brixton Road, South London and they happened to occasionally record some awful wannabe pop bands. It was a truly horrible experience but with a good side. Almost as soon as the idiots left the studio, Lepke and Amos would start re-mixing their music, often stealing and sticking it (suitably mangled) onto new tracks, the basis material for Modern Shit! Also included is Artcoustics: The Stories Told by Record Covers, a 500-page full color catalog issued by Mednarodni Graficni Likovni center in Ljubljana. The catalog is the documentation of an exhibition of record covers conceived by Guy Schraenen mainly based on punk/DIY/underground records from ex-Yugoslavia as well as contemporary/Fluxus/minimal/conceptual art record editions. Some Alga Marghen titles from theVocSon series are included as well. The stories are Black Plastic; Never Mind The Bollocks, Heres Design; On Records, Record Covers, and Starving Children; The Eloquence of the Useful Adornment: Stories of the Sleeves of Slovenias Independent Alternative Records in the Pre-Digital Age; A Radio Stations Library, or The Endless Pursuit of the Ultimate Sound (and the Ultimate Album Cover). Also included is a Sound Art chapter featuring Guy Schraenens essay Installing Sound. The CD is presented in beautiful slim-jewel-box with full color cover. First edition of 150 copies. The book and the CD are distributed together by Alga Marghen but they are considered two separate kinds of anthologies." - Alga Marghen. Highly recommended!
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Artist: MODERN SHIT
Title: Will Make You Ill
Format: CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"After surfacing briefly in 2007 in a very limited number of copies on slim-jewel-box together with the Artkoustics catalog, Alga Marghen is now proud to present the final edition of Modern Shit, a very singular chapter in the Amos/Its War Boys/Milk from Cheltenham/Homosexuals history. Directly taken from the original Its War Boys catalog, here is one of the most obscure sonic works of the early 1980s, Modern Shit! First issued on tape (cat No. $21) this work circulated only privately among the close friends of the label and was never officially distributed. Actually it represents one of the most intense and experimental outputs of this creative London period. The idea was to create a contemporary non-stop, vaguely in emulous contradiction to product by people like Cerrone and Biddulph (1970s disco queens). Lepke and Amos, the two minds behind this project (and 2/3 of the Milk from Cheltenham adventures), each constructed a half hour near-continuous non-stop using only the foulest materials. In those days they had their 8-track studio in a moldy basement below Brixton Road, South London and they happened to occasionally record some awful wannabe pop bands. It was a truly horrible experience but with a good side. Almost as soon as the idiots left the studio, Lepke and Amos would start re-mixing their music, often stealing and sticking it (suitably mangled) onto new tracks, the basis material for Modern Shit! The CD is presented in a new digipack edition with full color cover. Final edition of 500 copies." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: MONOFONICORCHESTRA
Title: Musicdesign
Format: CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"Monofonicorchestra is not a disc recorded in mono / is not ambient music / is not funky / is not experimental music / is not funny / Monofonicorchestra is not avant-garde / is not pop / is not op / is not dada / Monofonicorchestra is not fashion / is not hard-core / is not horror / is not Frigidaire was writing Maurizio Marsico at 10h20 on Wednesday, December 23rd, 1981. A country: Italy. Several countries: Italies. Late seventies, early eighties. The ether of punk is in everyones nose and disco virus invades even the most reticent legs. New-wave for sure rules the underground. Neo dandyism attitude applied to the Italian post-rock era; Dolce Vita with a dreamed revolution in the background. United Countries of Italy! Bologna and the Confusional Quartet, Gaznevada, The Stupid Set. Not to forget the Naif Orchestra from Florence and all trans-borders adventurous navigators such as Piermario Ciani, Vittore Baroni (Lieutenant Murnau, Trax), the members of the musical theatre Magazzini Criminali. The vivid eclecticism of the above mentioned is to be compared to the aesthetic manifesto of the AtaTak crew from Düsseldorf (Der Plan, DAF, Tödliche Doris, Pyrolator). or the Vanity labelJapanesee explorers (Tolerance, Aunt Sally, Normal Brain, BGM, RNA Organism). These bands were not leading the italo disco movement neither were they really punk or industrial nor waving cold-wave banners. They went off the industrial darkness adolescent like romanticism to assert humor, may it be black, as a revolutionary weapon throbbing over the ruins of radicalism. Its getting cold in here. The dreams have moved toward conscious needs: the desperate hope of having fun. And so is the Monofonicorchestra. The music of Maurizio Marsico is repetitive music. Mi. La. Short pieces 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,... Every record Marsico makes is a conceptual sequence of drawings. Casual Casio-jazz cartoon soundtrack like. There is nothing to decipher here, its all given already, all referenced. The appearances are pleasant and you get trapped into the depth of some cynical easy listening rhizome where ZNR merges with Steve Reich and Blue Gene Tyranny. Indeed, it has something of the Lovely Music elegance. First pressing limited to 500 copies with full color digipack sleeve. Also including a 12 page full color booklet with original graphics, photos as well as liner notes by Samon Takahashi." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: MOORMAN, CHARLOTTE
Title: Aachen Konzert, July 25th, 1966
Format: CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"This CD presents a concert from July 25th, 1966 in the Theatersaal in Aachen, Germany. In addition to the New York concert on September 12th, 1964, the recordings of this European concert well represent the kind of performances that Charlotte Moorman and Nam June Paik presented in Europe in the second stage of their historical "duo" exhibitions. This Aachen event, in fact, is testimony to the progressive and always more pronounced emergence of meta-musical elements deliberately turned toward the demystification of "ritualistic" meanings of a concert, even while consciously accepting it as an exhibition frame. It is for this reason that the Aachen recording can document, with respect to the comprehensive program, only those works in which the sound matrix constitutes the prominent factor. This is particularly evident, beyond several classic works of their programs like "261.1499 for a String Player" by John Cage, "Duet II" by Toshi Ichiyanagi and a work by Giuseppe Chiari titled "Ave Maria di Schubert" (written for the cellist and dedicated to her) in "Sonata No. 1 for Adults Only" and especially the first performance of "Opera Sextronique," both by Paik, in addition to other pieces by Earle Brown and Sylvano Bussotti. This disc also includes another unspecified rendering of Ichiyanagis "Duet II" and an abbreviated version of Cages "21.1499 for a String Player." A Fluxus concert classic! One of the four Charlotte Moorman CDs originally included in the Cello Anthology box, now individually available for the first time." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: MOORMAN, CHARLOTTE
Title: Cello Anthology
Format: 4 CD Box
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: USA
Price: $166.00
"2007 release. Stunning oversize boxset (similar in production to Alga Marghens OU box). Historic Fluxus sound documentation at its finest. Featuring music by: Earl Brown, Sylvano Bussotti, John Cage, Giuseppe Chiari, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Terry Jennings, Jackson MacLow, Nam June Paik and Karlheinz Stockhausen. Recordings from 1964-1966 & 1982. Performed by David Behrman, Philip Corner, Malcolm Goldstein, Terry Jennings, Charlotte Moorman, Nam June Paik, etc. Limited to only 500 copies and worth the extra pennies.

The cellist Charlotte Moorman can be numbered among the most charismatic and influential protagonists to have appeared on the avant-garde or experimental music scenes since the early 60s. A documentation of her activities as a performer is generally available only in various catalogs which document the crucial intersection with the work of Nam June Paik, or the association with manifestations and events connected with the so exquisitely realistic gestures of the Fluxus movement. Cello Anthology is a collection of documents -- sonic and photographic -- as well as original texts and testimonials, made available for the first time in a unitary form, which permits a complete recognition of Charlotte Moormans work. The biography and chronology faithfully reproduce the materials that the artist herself had ordered in booklet form. The range of her activity not only as an interpreter, but also as a promoter of the avant-garde artistic research progressively open to intersecting with the most varied disciplines -- from music to sound and concrete poetry, from visual and plastic art to cinema and to video art -- is moreover reconstructed through an unpublished text with which Charlotte Moorman meant to review the history of the 15 editions of the New York Avant Garde Festival she organized between 1963 and 1980. At the core of her uninterrupted performative activity, here documented across a rich iconographic apparatus ordered chronologically, the works realized in collaboration with Nam June Paik doubtless represent a culminating moment in her striking career. It therefore seemed appropriate to also integrate the transcription of the primary texts and documents pertaining to them, to better perceive to what extent the aesthetic project of the Korean artist was indissolubly bound to the peculiar corporeality of the cellists performance gesture and to her absolutely unique capacity of translating the musical experience within the limits of her own non-exchangeable physical presence. Giuseppe Chiaris affectionate testimony dedicated to the faithful interpreter of some of his most important works of the early 60s -- works which affirmed the Florentine artist on the international scene -- and the reprint of Gisela Gronemeyers poignant essay dedicated to Charlotte Moorman, likewise offer a useful explanatory setting for the introduction of these copious texts and documents. Indeed, for the first time, the work of Charlotte Moorman can be appreciated by means of a significant selection of vintage recordings. The first two CDs highlight a pair of exceptional documents -- a performance recorded by radio station WBAI in New York on 12 September 1964, and a concert from 25 July 1966 in the Theatersaal in Aachen, Germany. The Aachen event, in fact, is testimony to the progressive and always more pronounced emergence of meta-musical elements deliberately turned toward the demystification of "ritualistic" meanings of a concert, even while consciously accepting it as an exhibition frame. The third CD offers an in situ recording realized on one of the three days inaugurating the Paik retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, on 11, 12 and 14 September 1982, which includes a tape collage by Ornette Coleman prepared for Charlotte, also talking with audience. The fourth CD restores three other documents, collateral but definitely not secondary. One happy example is a choral work performed on 3 September 1964, during the second New York Avant Garde Festival, a performance of Jackson Mac Lows composition The Long Hot Summer, sees in an exceptional reunion the names of Charlotte Moorman, Nam June Paik, Benjamin Patterson, Philip Corner, and Malcolm Goldstein, as well as Mac Low himself. On the relevance of this performance, distinguished by a marked ethico-political intonation and valence, Philip Corner dwells extensively in an unpublished text printed here as an attachment to the sonic documentation. The voice of Charlotte Moorman, characterized by her unmistakable vital charge, is brought back to us through a long and meaningful interview conducted by Harvey Matusow in October of 1969 in the BBC New York Studios. The soundtrack of the video "Waiting for Commercials," realized by Paik in 1972 in collaboration with Russel Connor, completes the anthology put together and offered here. Luxury edition including a 154-page book with original documents, full-color photos and scores; a set of 16 full-color inserts reproducing the original posters and programs of the Annual Avant Garde Festival of New York; 4 compact discs. First boxset edition limited to 500 copies." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: MOORMAN, CHARLOTTE
Title: The Long Hot Summer/Interview Oct. 1969/Waiting for Commercials
Format: CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"This CD restores three documents from the Charlotte Moorman canon. One happy example is a choral work performed on the 3rd of September 1964, during the second New York Avant Garde Festival, a performance of Jackson Mac Lows composition "The Long Hot Summer." This very relevant concert, distinguished by a marked ethico-political intonation and valence, sees in an exceptional reunion the names of Charlotte Moorman, Nam June Paik, Benjamin Patterson, Philip Corner, and Malcolm Goldstein, as well as Mac Low himself. The voice of Charlotte Moorman, characterized by her unmistakable vital charge, is brought back to us through a long and meaningful interview conducted by Harvey Matusow in October of 1969 in the BBC New York Studios. The soundtrack of the video "Waiting for Commercials," realized by Nam June Paik in 1972 in collaboration with Russell Connor, whose sound collage integrates musical insertions by Charlotte Moorman and David Behrman, completes this anthology put together and offered here. One of the four Charlotte Moorman CDs originally included in the Cello Anthology box, now individually available for the first time." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: MOORMAN, CHARLOTTE
Title: TV Cello
Format: CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"Of the famous "TV Cello," conceived by Nam June Paik for Charlotte Moorman as a "living sculpture," this CD offers an in-situ recording released on one of the three days inaugurating the Paik retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, on the 11th, 12th and 14th of September in 1982. This version contains, respectively, the "TV Cello Duets" with Paul Garrin and the "Concerto for TV Cello and Videotapes," largely improvised, "including a tape collage by Ornette Coleman prepared for Charlotte, also talking with the audience." Charlotte Moorman world music theater! One of the four Charlotte Moorman CDs originally included in the Cello Anthology box, now individually available for the first time." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: MOORMAN, CHARLOTTE
Title: WBAI Concert, New York, Sept. 12th 1964
Format: CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"This CD highlights an exceptional document, a performance recorded by radio station WBAI in New York on September 12th, 1964. This event superbly represents the type of repertoire that Charlotte Moorman and Nam June Paik cultivated and proposed in the U.S., in the years following their meeting, in their memorable "duo" exhibitions. The program of the concert presented several true war-horses of their exhibitions like "261.1499 for a String Player" by John Cage, "Duet II" by Toshi Ichiyanagi, a work by Giuseppe Chiari titled "Per Arco," written for the cellist and dedicated to her, the premiere of Earle Browns "Synergy," a rare and delightful duet with Terry Jennings on saxophone, an almost systematic version of "Plus Minus" by Karlheinz Stockhausen aided by Paiks Robot. The history of the avant-garde! One of the four Charlotte Moorman CDs originally included in the Cello Anthology box, now individually available for the first time." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: MOORMAN, CHARLOTTE/NAM JUNE PAIK
Title: TV Cello
Format: Double LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $52.00
"A documentation of Charlotte Moorman activities as a performer is generally available only on the iconographic level in various catalogues which documents the crucial intersection with the work of Nam June Paik or the association with events connected to the Fluxus movement. One of Charlotte Moormans more substantial merits is having consciously reversed the traditional role of the virtuoso performer on her own instrument, uncovering by this overturning one of the most authentic keys for comprehending the aesthetics of experimental music. It was properly the natural spontaneity in this attitude to fascinate Paik and to have decreed her indispensable capacity as a performer, thus giving rise to the reasons animating their fecund and symbiotic collaboration. Cello Anthology is a collection of documents (sonic and photographic) as well as original texts and testimonies, made available for the first time in a unitary form by Alga Marghen. One of the CDs included in the edition, currently in a final process of realisation, will offer an in situ recording of the famous TV Cello, realised in September 1982 during the three days inaugurating the Paik retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. The 2LP edition presented here introduces to a different version of the same piece, conceived by Paik for Moorman as a living sculpture: the Concerto for TV Cello and Video Tapes historical World Premiere, recorded at Galeria Bonino, New York City, 1971. More rough and primitive than the masterpiece recorded in 1982 in Chicago, these uncompromisingly obscure original recordings will not be included in the forthcoming 4CD anthology. 2LP set in gatefold cover reproducing photos of Charlotte Moorman with John Lennon and Yoko Ono playing the TV Cello at Galeria Bonino 1971 vernissage. Private edition limited to 200 copies." - Alga Marghen.
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Artist: MOSCONI, DAVIDE
Title: La Musica Dell Anno Zero -1982
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $35.00
"Davide Mosconi, of NADMA fame, spent a few months in 1982 recording the fog horn sounds located in Scotland. These specially modified fog horns came from lighthouses, transmitting a specific long sound. By new digital means these foghorns were cancelled in the lighthouses. So these sounds were captured in these recordings, in gatefold sleeve with a b/w map reproducing the location, printed in an edition less than 200 copies." - Alga Marghen.
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Artist: MOSCONI, DAVIDE
Title: Mosconi Wagner
Format: CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"In one of the last projects he conceived, interrupted by his premature death in 2002, Davide Mosconi chose to absolutize as "concrete" sonic data the complete cycle of Wagners Ring. Mosconi, an artist equally divided between the sonic universe and the visual sphere, perhaps could not resist the temptation of picking up the torch -- to intentionally fan the flame -- of he who made the Gesamtkunstwerk one of the theoretical groundings of his futuristic ideology and therefore inspired a never-more-to-be-soothed utopia in the phenomenology of contemporary arts. It is not surprising that even John Cage in one of his rare but precisely aimed iconoclastic incursions intended to refer to the Wagnerian tetralogy to ensure the translocation of this speculative object to a metalinguistic mimesis: in 1987, with the complicity of the director Frank Scheffer, he reduced Wagners Ring to a short film in which The Ring of the Nibelungs prologue and three days breeze by in a single sequence accelerated to a spasm, finally approaching the approximate duration -- a detail not irrelevant -- of his celebrated silent piece (4:24 vs. 433"). MOSCONI WAGNER shares, by analogy, a similar metamusical inclination, but, opposed to Cages openly negative paradigm -- which nullifies the context by nullifying the text -- accepts a confrontation with the hypertrophic Ring concept, which it subsumes in its entirety. Mosconi, by a rigorous procedure of montage following a logic of stratification, is perhaps trying to obtain a paroxysm of unheard-of violence in the musical material, nourishing itself on Wagners music -- which is still structurally perceived as such -- almost like an organic lymph. He pushes to an extreme limit all the aesthetic and ideological pulsations that come together in Wagners concept of music drama and react like a muddle of inextricable opposing forces. Digipak CD limited to 300 copies; includes full-color booklet containing photos by Mosconi from the "Polvere" series as well as liner notes by Gabriele Bonomo, who supervised the final mix of MOSCONI WAGNER using the recorded material prepared by the composer and following his prescriptions." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: MOSCONI, DAVIDE
Title: Sezione aurea/Sezione ritmica
Format: Six LP Box Set
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $907.00
"Sezione aurea (dedicated to the artist daughter Tantra) was conceived at her birth in 1971 and started in 2000 thanks to the solicitations of Gabriele Bonomo and the good will of the Milanese record producer Emanuele Carcano. The work was born of an old desire of Davide Mosconi: make a music which will be always different at each playing, however without altering its constituent elements. Other works based on the same premise are Musica del Paradiso for the tower in the park in Hiroshima, and Opera Rotta for the La Scala theater. The first section of Sezione aurea with the title Sezione ritmica (i.e. Rhythmic Section) makes use of at least three turntables and monophonic amplifiers where the loudspeakers are placed in semicircle around the listeners. The discs themselves are mute (in the sense of having no recorded sound) but with lines traced on their surfaces by means of various pointed objects thus producing a variety of sounds. These signs are different for each face of the three records and generate a rhythmic cage with eight combinatorial possibilities never the same, just because it will never be possible to start the records in the same way. It is the same in the visual field when two graphic lenses are superimposed and moved against each other (the moiree effect). Ten signs are used to mark the records, which correspond to the five sides of a pentagram and those of a five-pointed star, inscribed in a circle of equal diameter to that of the disc; plus two radiating lines: one on a vertex of the star and the other on a vertex of the internal pentagram. The golden section of a circle takes on both algebraically and arrhythmically the property of the dominant geometry of the pentacle (associated with the Pythagorean tradition). The star-form of the pentagram is symbolic either of creative love or the beauty of harmony and of health (from Matila C. Ghykas The Golden Section, ed. Gallimard 1931). Each record of the Sezione ritmica 6LP box has been individually laser-etched at Fad Lab in Qatar over a period of 3 years. The whole process to release this edition took 14 years. An edition of 35 numbered copies is now available in a silk-screened box with diagrams and full liner notes. The world premiere of the installation with 6 record players has been presented during the Art Fair in Brussels this past April. The edition will be officially available for sale for the first time at ArtBasel on June 18th, 2014. Several installations are planned throughout 2015." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: MOSCONI/INEZ KLOK/GUSTAVO BONORA, DAVIDE
Title: Archi
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $28.00
"Issued for an art event presented at the Galleria Milano in the first week of April 2012, the recordings on this LP edition represent a very specific and intimate moment in the creative sound production of Davide Mosconi with NADMA associates Inez Klok and Gustavo Bonora. For Davide Mosconi and for all the artists and musicians involved in the groups he founded (the legendary NADMA, Organic Archestra, Il Quartetto, Alea), improvising sessions were a daily practice that founded their very idea of music: a constant flux, a spontaneous research as important as life itself, mainly carried out in their private spaces and homes. Sometimes, like in the case of Archi, these sessions were recorded giving us the chance to appreciate their unique sound approach coming from avant-garde experiences liberated by post-free jazz currents, as well as from classical studies or from experiences in the visual arts. Archi (i.e. Strings) features cellist and violinist Gustavo Bonora (a founding member of Il Quartetto, the core of what would become the larger improvising ensemble NADMA), harpist Inez Klok (also member of the NADMA as well as involved in Aktuala) and Davide Mosconi. This improvisation was recorded on September 24th, 1974, one year after the publication of the only NADMA LP by RCA. The continuous, fluid music of Archi perfectly succeeds in expressing the parallel influences of ecstatic Afro-American ethnic music and of the contemporary neo-avant-gardes. This trio, as well as NADMA and the other entities organized around the key figure of Davide Mosconi, was surely one of the most innovative among the collectives of improvisers active in those years in Europe (Incus, FMP and ICP) and USA (especially Sun Ra Arkestra and post-ESP derivative free spiritual artists on Strata East), creating a sound which was then unparalleled in the Italian improvised music scene. One time pressing limited to 330 copies." -Alga Marghen.

Artist: MUSICA ELETTRONICA VIVA
Title: Friday
Format: CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"The MEV group was formed in September 1966 by Alvin Curran, Richard Teitelbaum, Frederic Rzewski, Allen Bryant, Carol Plantamura, Ivan Vandor, and Jon Phetteplace. In the beginning they performed compositions by themselves and others which involved the use of electronic sound produced in real time, or live electronic music. In the summer of 1967, they began to work more with improvisation and less with determinate structures. MEV focus more on interpreting the moment, rather than constructing repeatable programs; creating meaningful rituals, not images; becoming involved with the process, the operation, and not with the result of it, or its effects on people. MEVs music is highly eclectic, resisting ready classification by combining elements of improvised music, computer music, world music, jazz and classical composition, without being clearly definable as any one of them. Being creatures of the 60s, MEV members partook of many of the apparent contradictions which the very richness of those extraordinary times, made possible mixing rationalistic social and political theories and action with magic, mysticism and hashish, musically juxtaposing pseudo-primitive rhythmic pulses, drones and chants with avant garde post-serial textures and techniques, inter-connecting organic rhythms of the human body with cutting edge, high-tech synthesizers. But by maintaining an attitude of openness, acceptance, and inclusiveness that allowed for any and all things to co-exist equally, and refusing to regard such dichotomies as contradictions at all, they made what were undoubtedly among MEV, major contributions. For the realization of Friday, recorded in London in May 1969, MEV were Frederic Rzewski (piano, electronics, etc.), Alvin Curran (flugelhorn, etc.), Richard Teitelbaum (Moog synthesizer), Franco Cataldi (trombone, etc.), Gunther Carius (saxophone, etc.). The main theme around this MEV piece is communication. Communication by means of music can be a very efficient means of reaching quick agreement among large numbers of people, because when you call something music, you have tacitly accepted a convention by which it is understood that the sounds that you make have no particular meaning, they are just sounds and therefore free to serve the general purpose of pure communication. Music can bring people together where language divides them. When this happens, the concert will come to resemble other other liberated forms such as the party or the day-off, themselves secular remnants or earlier ceremonies. MEV music is not meant to impress people, but to liberate them. This CD is included in a beautiful digipack full-color sleeve with photos and liner notes. Also included is an 8-page booklet with an essay on Friday by Frederic Rzewski as well as MEV Then and Now by Richard Teitelbaum." Alga Marghen

Artist: N.A.D.M.A.
Title: Paura
Format: CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"N.A.D.M.A. was officially born between August and the beginning of September 1972 during the time spent in a little village in the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines. The identity and musical orientation of the collective centered on the convergence of heterogeneous interests and sensibilities coming from avant-garde jazz experiences liberated by post-free currents, from classical studies, or from musicians also active as visual artists, who had cultivated an instrumental practice utilising spontaneous expression. All the group members assimilated and creatively incorporated the most progressive influences of Afro-American music and the contemporary neo-avant-garde, but shifted noticeably in the direction of the contemplative and ecstatic vitality of non-European, especially African, musical cultures. The Natural Arkestra Da Maya Alta was, and still is, known to a limited group of devoted listeners on the merits of the only record released by RCA in 1973. The group, which represented one of the most innovative entities among the collectives of improvisers active in those years, perfectly expressed its musical virtues in a limited number of periodic live events. The concerts took place mostly in Milan during 1973-74. The CD starting this series, Paura, is named after the first track of the N.A.D.M.A. concert at Circolo Lepetit in Milan in March 1973, presented here in its entirety. In this concert, the very first live concert preserved on tape, N.A.D.M.A. already." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: NEUHAUS, MAX
Title: The New York School: Nine Realizations of Cage, Feldman, Brown
Format: CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"2004 release. Previously-unreleased recordings, made 1964-1968. Different realizations than those featured on the Columbia LP Electronics and Percussion -- Five Realizations from 68. The term "New York School" refers to a circle of composers in the 1950s who orbited around John Cage: Morton Feldman, Earle Brown, Christian Wolff and David Tudor, above all. Their music paralleled the music and events of the Fluxus group, and drew its name from the New York School of mostly Abstract Expressionist painters who had got their start in the 40s: Motherwell, Pollock, de Kooning, Rothko, and Kline. What brought these artists together was a faith in the liberation of the unconscious and an excitement drawn from the street energies of Manhattan. This compact disc offers multiple realizations by the solo percussionist Max Neuhaus of scores by three key members of the New York School: Earle Brown (three realizations of "Four Systems - For Four Amplified Cymbals," recorded between 1964 and 1968), Morton Feldman (three realizations of "King of Denmark," recorded between 1965 and 1968) and John Cage (one realization 64 and two realizations 65 of "2710.554""). All three composers conformed to the ethos of the 60s, not to the blend of hippie mysticism and pop commercialism that defined that decade towards its end, but to a broader notion of personal liberation. In this context Max Neuhaus was allowed to express himself, to revel in timbral color (including the use of electronics, as in the amplification of the cymbals in the Brown performances, or in the use of a FM tuner, of a self-built electronic mini-instrument or of a tape with concrète sounds in the Cage performances) and in giddy dialogues between notated compositional intention and performed expression. Each of the realizations on this disc is a valid response to the scores, yet each is different, almost a new piece of music. This edition includes a 16-page booklet with original photos and concert programs, Max Neuhaus own comments on the original scores, an editorial note by John Rockwell, and reviews by Malcolm Goldstein and Theodore Strongin." -Alga Marghen.

Artist: NEUHAUS, MAX
Title: Zyklus
Format: CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
Four previously unreleased realizations of "Zylus" (different recordings than the one featured on the Columbia LP Electronics and Percussion -- Five Realizations (CD: SICC 79). Recorded 1959-68. "The term New York School refers to a circle of composers "Zyklus was written in 1959 and is one of the first solo pieces to utilize such a large number of percussion instruments (twenty one). When Neuhaus first started to play this piece there were only three percussionists in the world who could play it. Stockhausens idea was that a performer would play the piece spontaneously, making its complex decisions on the fly. No one played it this way; it was too difficult. Everyone wrote out his own version of the score and played from it. Coming from the world of jazz Neuhaus decided he wanted to take up the challenge of playing it spontaneously. At that time percussionists generally played only one instrument at a time. Playing twenty one simultaneously was unheard of. Neuhaus quickly realized that the only way to do it, in fact, was to think of all them together as just one instrument, one multi-surfaced bank of timbre. Neuhaus decided to travel to Europe and go to Darmstadt where Stockhausen was teaching. He wanted to talk to him about the piece. Stockhausen was interested in the idea that the twenty one instruments had to be physically formed into one instrument and that so much work had been done already. So he offered Neuhaus the big opportunity to perform Zyklus on the first American tour. Stockhausen came over to New York to hear Neuhaus play, but he wasnt satisfied with the improvisation version. It was too long. Neuhaus was determined to teach himself how to do it for this tour. He had another six months. He got down to seven minutes; and he was still improvising, not writing it out. He was ready to play that piece, and played it like nobody had ever heard it before. Each of these four recordings is a document of a true solo performance, one person and two hands, with no additional live help and no overdubbing. This CD also offers four different kinds of beauty, four proofs that the latitude that Stockhausen allowed, when capitalized on by a performer with creative imagination, could validate Stockhausen as a composer and an entire aesthetic of freedom and control. This edition includes a 12 pages booklet with original photos of both official concerts and performances for invited audiences, Max Neuhaus own comments on the original score and an editorial note by John Rockwell." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: NEUHAUS, MAX/JOHN CAGE
Title: Fontana Mix-Feed
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $32.00
Original 2002 release.

Artist: NITSCH, HERMANN
Title: Requiem für meine Frau Beate: Musik der 5.6.Aktion
Format: Double CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $44.00
"Alga Marghen proudly present the documentation of Requiem für meine Frau Beate, which took place in the Chiesa di Santa Lucia in Bologna, Italy, in 1977 shortly after Beate Nitschs death. This was not only one of the strongest and most powerful aktionen by Hermann Nitsch but also a crucial point in the development of his art. Beginning in 1977, Beate Nitsch was travelling in Schwarzwald. She has been inaugurating a nursery-school and wanted to meet some relatives in Stuttgart when, near Ulm, she had a terrible car accident. Beate had supported her husbands art not only sharing the sentimental part of their life but also actively collaborating to the organization of his work. She organized the purchase of a castle in Prinzendorf, the central place where Nitsch would develop his Orgien Mysterien Theater. For Hermann Nitsch, this loss was a complete collapse. He suddenly felt to be on the opposite side of life, alone and full of despair. In those days, he reached the deepest point of black unhappiness. Nitsch decided then to go Naples where he organized a Lehraktion at Morra Gallery. His friend Kubelka joined him from the USA. During the Lehraktion, he was told about a big Performance Festival that would have taken place in Bologna. Nitsch was invited to participate with an aktion to be performed in a big old church. It was clear to Nitsch that he would have conceived an aktion dedicated to the memory of Beate. A requiem, even. Before the aktion in Bologna, Hermann Nitschs music was basically released as a wall of noise. The musicians could play what they wanted and the only instruction was to play as loud as possible. Only the duration, the starting point and the noise level of each instrument was fixed. For the first time with the Requiem, Nitsch started to conceive longer tone clusters, specially for the wind instruments. The perfect acoustics of the church with its wonderful organ, which shocked Nitsch with its intensity and power, suggested him a new direction in music. Among the lucky audience were many friends coming from all over the world to witness the event. For everyone the Requiem was an important and ecstatic experience. The big success of the aktion gave Nitsch the strength to continue his work. Shortly after Bologna he was invited to create new aktionen in Canada and Los Angeles. First time 2CD edition, in tri-folded digipack, reproducing the impossible-to-find 3LP art gallery edition issued in Naples in 1977 for the Radiotaxi series. Including a 12-page folded insert with drawings and directions from the LP boxset original graphics. This edition also includes a 32-page shocking full color photo documentation of the aktion, for the first time available now. Edition of 1000 copies." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: PALESTINE & SIMONE FORTI, CHARLEMAGNE
Title: Illuminations
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $28.00
"Alga Marghen proudly presents the first ever release of Illuminatios, or Charlemagne Palestine and Simone Forti duo interactions, illuminated with dim red lights. In early 1970 Mort Subotnick asked Charlemagne Palestine to join his soon to be created Media Department at the new Dream School of the Future endowed by the Disneys to be called the California Institute of the Arts. Charlemagne and Simone Forti met there in 1970, when La Monte Young asked them to arrange a California concert for Pandit Pran Nath. They decided to try an improvisation session together and Charlemagne invited Simone the first time to the electronic music studio where he worked regularly. Their medium blended as a play of interacting sound waves and solid matter in motion as Charlemagne and Simone shared energy and focus. The three previously unreleased recordings on this LP were made between October and December 1971. The first take, titled Illumination, is for two voices moving in the space with small bells and crystal glasses while Simone Forti plays the molimo, a corrugated tube meant for connecting the gas stove. The second take titled, Wed Oct 13th 1971, has Simone and Charlemagne in a song dialogue as animals do. It was also at Cal Arts that Charlemagne Palestine first encountered a Bosendorfer Imperial Piano of Vienna. He played it often as Simone danced during their Illuminations. Take three is a song sang in falsetto while playing the Bosendorfer Imperial in an arpeggiated style that predates the strummings. Listening to these three takes 40 years later, they ooze a timeless, carefree mystical, magical, dreamy atmosphere that evoked the times of the late 60s to early 70s in Charlemagne and Simone part of the California Art Scene. Illuminations were a unique open spontaneous form of performance, ritual and prayer. Edition limited to 365 copies with an essay by both Charlemagne Palestine and Simone Forti, as well as photos of the performances reproduced on the LP front sleeve." - Alga Marghen.
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Artist: PALESTINE, CHARLEMAGNE
Title: Alloy (Golden 1)
Format: CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
“Originally released in 2000. The Golden Research is the name chosen for the complete documentation of previously unpublished works by Charlemagne Palestine starting from the early 1960s to the mid-late 1970s. Such a huge project will include seminal collage and electronic music, Bell Studies, New York and California drones, piano drones as well as more specific compositions. All the recordings will be exclusively available through Alga Marghen. Be ready to change your own opinion about minimalism and music in general? Holy1 and Holy2 were both recorded in NYC in 1967. Charlemagne Palestine was listening to a lot of ethnic world music; he was also immersed in the late night New York soundscape, absorbing the spatial sound diversity and beauty that such a big city could only express very late at night. He also worked at night building up a sound, oscillator by oscillator; then adding tiny increments of white noise that would gradually make the sounds thicker and thicker until they were immense sacred machines humming like gargantuan Tibetan bees. The sounds were played very, very loud, making all the objects in the room resonate, while outside all was quiet and sleeping. Holy1 & Holy2 were done this way. Then, in 1969, Tony Conrad asked Charlemagne Palestine to make some carillon music for his film Coming Attractions. They were seeing each other regularly when the Free Music Store of radio station WBAI asked Palestine to create a piece for an event they were preparing to broadcast live on radio. So he asked Tony, his saxophonist Bob Feldman and his then-wife and soprano Deborah Glaser to collaborate on a work that he would organize around an instrument that he invented at that time called an Alumonium. Tony Conrad played an instrument that he invented, the Long String Drone, that was a long string attached to a long wooden structure and amplified. Bob played the chimes and a conch. Deborah sang and played chimes and Charlemagne sang, also played the chimes and some percussion instruments that they found lying around the hall where they played. The piece became Alloy and the sound used as an all-electronic background continuum, played through loudspeakers in the hall, were Holy1+2 from 1968. Digipak CD edition with folded insert and liner notes.” - Alga Marghen.

Artist: PALESTINE, CHARLEMAGNE
Title: Arpeggiated Bosendorfer + Falsetto Voice
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
"In 1974, Ileana Sonnabend commissioned Charlemagne Palestine to create a limited edition, double LP in conjunction with a performance to celebrate the opening of her new Soho gallery at 420 West Broadway. Charlemagne made several recording attempts, first at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania where they had a Bösendorfer Imperial Piano in their theater. He recorded "Bösendorfer + Voice", "Voice Piece" as well as some Bösendorfer tests, with Mayo Thompson as producer and Kurt Munkacsi as sound engineer. These ecstatic Swarthmore recordings, recorded late at night in the big empty theater space, represented the original elements on which Charlemagne Palestine later created the piano pieces for Four Manifestations on Six Elements (ALGAMARS 004LP, MAGNE 008LP). For more than 40 years since these recordings were made, Palestine never went back to listen to them, but recently on re-listening to these Swarthmore recordings with Alga Marghen, he found several blissful, arpeggiated piano and falsetto voice studies which he feels now deserve to be heard. Included in the Alga Marghen VocSon series, this LP of two previously unreleased 1974 recordings finally see the light of day. Edition of 405." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: PALESTINE, CHARLEMAGNE
Title: Bells Studies
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
“Edition of 400 copies. Includes original photos from the recording sessions. High up in a tower, accessible only by a spiral staircase that led to a concrete platform above the whole city, Charlemagne Palestines "HellsBells" became the sonic mainstay of 53rd Street and 5th Avenue, NYC, from 1963 to 1970. In 1963, while attending The High School of Music & Art in New York, the 15-year-old Palestine was asked if hed be interested in playing a 26-bell carillon at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church. He decided that he loved the voluptuous Taylor bells, and played them every day from 1963 to 1970, when he left New York to study and teach at CalArts. During his time above 53rd and 5th, Palestine became known as the Quasimodo of midtown NYC, and his dissonant and "klanggdedangggebannggg" style of playing attracted a diverse group of fans, from Moondog to John Cage to Tony Conrad, among others. Palestine was able to continue playing his clanging-bell soap operas for seven years, dinggdonggingggg every late afternoon and Sunday mornings. This LP collects some of the most relevant recordings from those early days. Side A presents the complete reel-tape "Bells Studies," an intense, pulsating work in five movements. It begins with slow, hypnotic, large sonorities and accelerates into more dense and maximal explosions. Side B collects some shorter studies: "Bells," the two parts of "Confiscated Bell Tape," and an excerpt from "Dumb Bell Tape." Each track was recorded by the composer in single takes around 1965 and unheard since, until now.” - Alga Marghen.

Artist: PALESTINE, CHARLEMAGNE
Title: CharleBelllzzz at Saint Thomas (Golden 666)
Format: CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"Presented in tri-fold digipak sleeve. Alga Marghen presents the "sixSIXsix"th installment of its Golden Research Charlemagne Palestine archive series: CharleBelllzzz at Saint Thomas. These previously unreleased recordings of Palestines "Bells Studies" are both some of his earliest recordings and some of his darkest and most accomplished works. In 1963, while attending The High School of Music & Art in New York, the 15-year-old Palestine was asked if hed be interested in playing a 26-bell carillon at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church. He decided that he loved the voluptuous Taylor bells, and played them every day from 1963 to 1970, when he left New York to study and teach at CalArts. During his time high above 53rd Street and 5th Avenue, accessible only by a spiral staircase, Palestine became known as the Quasimodo of midtown NYC, and his dissonant and "klanggdedangggebannggg" style of playing attracted a diverse group of fans, from Moondog to John Cage to Tony Conrad, among others. Palestine was able to continue playing his clanging-bell soap operas for seven years, dinggdonggingggg every late afternoon and Sunday mornings. "Bells Carillon" and "St Thomas Bells," both recorded at unidentified dates between 1966 and 1968, are maximal-bells-pure-resonating frontal attacks, building up in a structure that anticipates the later Strumming campaigns (SR 297CD). Unique and clashing dissonances created like an instinctive, spontaneous outburst. Palestine played the bells right next to his body. The sounds became physical, visceral; each crack of the clapper was like a small earthquake." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: PALESTINE, CHARLEMAGNE
Title: Four Manifestations On Six Elements
Format: CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"2015 remastered version of Alga Marghens 2010 reissue of the Sonnabend Gallerys 1974 limited edition double LP. Presented in digipak sleeve with full-color 12-page booklet including two essays, originals score, and visual materials relating to the composition. Alga Marghen presents the fifth installment of its Golden Research Charlemagne Palestine archive series: Four Manifestations On Six Elements, one of Palestines most well-known works. In 1973 the Sonnabend Gallery in New York commissioned Palestine to make Four Manifestations On Six Elements. "Two Perfect Fifths, a Major Third Apart, Reinforced Twice" (1973) is an electronic piece that deals with the search for the essence of timbre -- sound color -- through exploration of the inert chemical activity in the overtone series of tone fundamentals. This genre of Palestines work is akin to a kind of sound alchemy, blending elements over and over again in search of the Golden Sound: the essence of the chord or harmonic structure itself. In "One + Two + Three Perfect Fifths, in the Rhythm 3 Against 2, for Piano" (1973), Palestine uses the resonant Bösendorfer piano to create a more lively and complex variation of tones, intervals, overtones, and rhythms. "One Fifth" evolves by reinforcing the fundamentals of a fifth with their higher octave. Each performance of this work is different, as Palestine reinterprets these simple elements and listens within them for variations of amplitude, mixture, and inertia at the moment of the performance. "One + Two Fifths" deals with the way a rhythmic sonority sounds when the sustain pedal of the piano is not used, thus focusing on its rhythmic aspect. Gradually, by adding the sustain pedal, the external rhythmic pattern begins to internalize, becoming an inert part of the whole timbral fabric -- a piece expressing the struggle for dominance between rhythm and timbre. In "One + Two + Three" a third fifth is added -- variations of melody and sonority reinforcements culminating in a rhythmic deceleration process. "Sliding Fifths for Piano" (1972) is an impressionistic version of the three fifths used in the entire work. The continuous liquid waterfall of pure romantic piano sound and color is an homage to Debussy, Ravel, and Monet. "Three Perfect Fifths, a Major Second Apart, Reinforced Twice" (1973) is the complexification and continuation of track one. A pure and sonorous phenomenon.." -Alga Marghen.

Artist: PALESTINE, CHARLEMAGNE
Title: Four Manifestations on Six Elements
Format: Double LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $284.00
"One of Charlemagne Palestines most well-known works, Four Manifestations on Six Elements is presented here as a 2LP record edition limited to 180 numbered copies, the first publication of Algamars, the new sonic art division of Alga Marghen. The gatefold sleeve is silkscreened in one color and presents a signed drawing by Charlemagne Palestine on the front cover. In 1973 Charlemagne Palestine was commissioned to make Four Manifestations on Six Elements by the Sonnabend Gallery in New York. As the gallery was well known for its presentation of conceptual art, Palestine decided to create a record similar to an exhibition space with four walls to expose on, each wall corresponding to a side on a double LP record. "Two Perfect Fifths, a Major Third Apart, Reinforced Twice" (1973) is an electronic piece that deals with the search for the essence of timbre and sound color, through exploration of the inert chemical activity in the overtone series of tone fundamentals. In this genre of his work Palestine feels akin to a kind of sound alchemist -- blending elements over and over again through the years searching for the "Golden Sound" -- the essence of the chord or harmonic structure itself. In "One + Two + Three Perfect Fifths, in the Rhythm 3 Against 2, for Piano" (1973) the elements introduced are now elaborated upon on the piano. The resonant Bösendorfer allows Palestine to create a more lively and complex variation of tones, intervals, overtones and rhythms. "One Fifth" evolves by reinforcing the fundamentals of a fifth with their higher octave. Each performance of this work is different as Palestine reinterprets these simple elements listening within them for variations of amplitude, mixture and inertia at the moment of the performance. "One + Two Fifths" deals with the way a rhythmic sonority sounds when the sustain pedal of the piano in not used, thus focusing on its rhythmic aspect. Gradually by adding the sustain pedal, the external rhythmic pattern begins to internalize, becoming an inert part of the whole timbral fabric -- a piece expressing the battle of rhythm versus timbre for dominance. In "One + Two + Three" a third fifth is added -- variations of melody and sonority reinforcements culminating in a rhythmic deceleration process ending the work. "Sliding Fifths for Piano" (1972) is an impressionistic version of the three fifths used in the entire work. The continuous liquid waterfall of pure romantic piano sound and color is an homage to Debussy, Ravel and Monet. "Three Perfect Fifths, a Major Second Apart, Reinforced Twice" (1973) is the continuation of wall one. A pure and sonorous phenomenon. Edition limited to 180 signed and numbered copies in a silkscreened gatefold sleeve, with an original drawing by Charlemagne Palestine on the front cover." - Algha Marghen.

Artist: PALESTINE, CHARLEMAGNE
Title: Four Manifestations on Six Elements
Format: Double LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $130.00
"One of Charlemagne Palestines most well-known works, Four Manifestations on Six Elements is presented here as 2LP record edition limited to 120 numbered copies pressed into white vinyl. The gatefold sleeve is silkscreened in one color and presents the original score from 1970. In 1973 Charlemagne Palestine was commissioned to make Four Manifestations on Six Elements by the Sonnabend Gallery in New York. As the gallery was well-known for its presentation of conceptual art, Palestine decided to create a record similar to an exhibition space with four walls to expose on, each wall corresponding to a side on a double LP record. "Two Perfect Fifths, A Major Third Apart, Reinforced Twice" (1973) is an electronic piece that deals with the search for the essence of timbre, sound color, through exploration of the inert chemical activity in the overtone series of tone fundamentals. In this genre of his work Palestine feels akin to a kind of sound alchemy -- blending elements over and over again through the years searching for the Golden Sound - the essence of the chord or harmonic structure itself. In "One + Two + Three Perfect Fifths, In The Rhythm 3 Against 2, for Piano" (1973) the elements introduced are now elaborated upon on the piano. The resonant Bosendorfer allows Palestine to create a more lively and complex variation of tones, intervals, overtones and rhythms. "One Fifth" evolves by reinforcing the fundamentals of a fifth with their higher octave. Each performance of this work is different as Palestine reinterprets these simple elements listening within them for variations of amplitude, mixture and inertia at the moment of the performance. "One + Two Fifths" deals with the way a rhythmic sonority sounds when the sustain pedal of the piano in not used, thus focusing on its rhythmic aspect. Gradually by adding the sustain pedal the external rhythmic pattern begins to internalize becoming an inert part of the whole timbral fabric -- a piece expressing the battle of rhythm versus timbre for dominance. In "One + Two + Three" a third fifth is added -- variations of melody and sonority reinforcements culminating in a rhythmic deceleration process ending the work. "Sliding Fifths for Piano" (1972) is an impressionistic version of the three fifths used in the entire work. The continuous liquid waterfall of pure romantic piano sound and color is an homage to Debussy, Ravel and Monet. "Three Perfect Fifths, A Major Second Apart, Reinforced Twice" (1973) is the continuation of wall one. A pure and sonorous phenomenon." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: PALESTINE, CHARLEMAGNE
Title: Holy 1 & Holy 2
Format: Double LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $60.00
"Holy1 and Holy2 (both composed in 1967) were edited in 1999 by Charlemagne Palestine and interconnected through a long cross-fade; the wonderful 30 minutes resulting from the editing are to be heard on the Alloy CD. At the same time it was also decided to produce a double-LP featuring the uncut, original Holy1 and Holy2 in their full duration beauty. The complete 42 minutes of Holy1 were printed on side A and side B. The shorter Holy2 was printed on side C. As the composer underlines these 2 compositions may also be played  simultaneously, creating a new original work, as it happened in the late 1960s when he used them as a texture for an experimental dance piece. This double-LP was designed to give the chance to recreate the environment resulting from the simultaneous playback of Holy1 and Holy2. A sound installation to be privately performed at home by playing the records in the same moment on two turntable systems (side A+C or B+C). The very subtle variations of the two compositions generate a continuously changing and never ending sound environment. Side D features the music of Holy1 + 2 created in 1968 for Gus  Solomon, a choreographer at New York University and student of Merce Cunningham. Edition of 380 numbered copies." - Alga Marghen.
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Artist: PALESTINE, CHARLEMAGNE
Title: In Mid-Air (Golden 3)
Format: CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"Originally released in 2003. The first electronically generated sounds thatCharlemagne Palestine ever heard came from the machines he encountered in ordinary daily urban life. Machines like the refrigerator electric motor, or electrical generators; but it was especially the sounds of motion (race cars, motorcycles, war planes, rocket ships) that first excited his sonic imagination as a young teenager. Then he heard the electronic music of Tod Dockstader, Pierre Henry and Pierre Schaeffer, the famous "Podme Electronique" of Varèse, Xenakis and "Gesang der Junglinge" of Stockhausen. He immediately reacted buying a cheap reel-to-reel tape recorder, cutting and pasting recording tape and making collage sound experiments. Then, one day, Charlemagne Palestine experienced at an electronic music studio what electronically produced sound waves looked and sounded like through an oscilloscope and he began studying Helmholtzs On the Sensation of Tone. He started dreaming of an expressive, continuous, ever-moving, ever-changing sound form; an enormous sonorous, 3-dimensional sculptural canvas in mid-air using electronically produced sounds. The first experiments were done with simple sine tone generators emitting the purest sound waves without any overtones. With access to more complex systems, the sound was constructed using the sine/sawtooth/square wave oscillators in a fluid, ever-changing mix of adding or filtering overtones and white noise to create sonorities, constantly changing timbres, and weight. Five early electronic compositions including "Sine Tone Study" (1967); "Open Closing" (1968), created through speed alterations of "Holy 1+2"; "Seven Organism Study" (1968); "Negative Sound Study" (1969) and "Timbral for Pran Nath" (1970). Late night electronic sonorities created on the Buchlas 100 & 200 systems available at the New York University Intermedia Centre. All compositions previously-unreleased. 3-folded digipak cover with original photos and liner notes written by the composer." -Alga Marghen.

Artist: PALESTINE, CHARLEMAGNE
Title: Negative Sound Study
Format: One Sided LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $32.00
"Negative Sound Study" was composed in 1969 directly on a historical Buchla 100-System experimental synthesizer available at the Intermedia Centre of the New York University. Charlemagne Palestine was dreaming of an expressive continuous evermoving, everchanging sound form; an enormous sonorous, 3-dimensional sculptural canvas in mid-air using electronically produced sounds. The first experiments were done with simple sine tone generators emitting the purest sound waves without any overtones. With access to more complex systems the sound was constructed using the sine/sawtooth/square wave oscillators in a fluid everchanging mix of adding or filtering overtones and white niose to create sonorities constantly changing timbres and weight. "Negative Sound Study", remained unheard for the last 33 years, is one of the purest and most compelling works for electronic sonorities ever composed. LP edition of 290 copies only." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: PALESTINE, CHARLEMAGNE
Title: Relationship Studies
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $33.00
"Relationship Studies LP includes 2 seminal electronic music radical realizations by Charlemagne Palestine, or Relationship Study No. 1 (1967) and the generally titled Electronic from the same year. Sounds in motion like race cars, motor cycles, war planes, rocket ships excited Charlemagne sonic imagination when we was still a young teenager. Then came the experience of listening to the electronic music of Tod Dockstader, Alwyn Nikolais, Pierre Henry and Pierre Schaffer, Xenakis and Poème Electronique by Edgar Varese. Immediately fascinated, Charlemagne Palestine bought primitive electronic equipment and started to experiment, creating his original electronic-esque language. The two previously unreleased 18 minute masterpieces presented here directly come from this early period of intense experimentations in a fluid, ever-changing mix of adding and filtering white noise and simple sine tone generators. Both pieces are late night compositions created at the electronic music studio of the New York N.Y.U. Intermedia Center using Buchla 100 and Buchla 200 systems. Even if dating back from the mid-1960s, these intense sonorities might very much recall the best early power electronic scene from the late 1970s, in particular to the first brut music works created by Maurizio Bianchi. For sure they represent a very unique and inspiring approach to electronic creation, sounding more and more actual and surprising nowadays. Edition limited to 350 copies." -Alga Marghen
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Artist: PALESTINE, CHARLEMAGNE
Title: Running and Chanting and Falling and Ranting
Format: CD/Book
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $68.00
"Privately issued by the artist in collaboration with Alga Marghen, Running and Chanting and Falling and Ranting is quite a unique book presenting images from Charlemagne Palestines complete video productions. "Body Music I" (1973) and "Body Music II" (1974) were Palestines first incursions into the video medium. They were followed, from 1974 until 1979, by a series of works that together form one of the seminal and most distinctive bodies of conceptual, performance-driven video of that decade. As a composer, performer and visual artist, Palestine has gained international recognition for his influential music, sound compositions and performances across six decades. His psychodramatic video works of the 1970s, which are less well known, transform and extend his sound and performance art into the electronic medium. Throughout these pieces, Palestine activates ritualistic movements and vocal expressions (hypnotic chants, screams, keening wails) as outward articulations of interior states. The very titles of these fervent enactments suggest extreme physical and psychological catharses, release and escape. Palestines video works of the 1970s are visceral, raw, urgent. While his video works must be seen in dialogue with Palestines music and performances (his signature objects like stuffed animals, cognac, and scarves appear across media), they also speak to the specific conditions of early video art practices and the wider alternative art scene and countercultural sensibility of the era. Palestines unruly, unpredictable performance videos emerged in the context of an equally unruly and unpredictable landscape of art-making in the 1970s. As art practices moved away from object-making towards an emphasis on process, the prevailing discourses of conceptual art and post-Minimalism were manifested in the dematerialized gestures of Body Art and performance, and in hybrid forms such as installation, experimental music, expanded cinema, intermedia art, and video. The nascent video art scene was further cross-pollinated with generative ideas and influences that ranged from technology and television to cybernetic theory and political activism. The presiding spirit was one of experimentation, ad hoc and collective processes, and improvisation, a renegade ethos tracked in the decades underground art from counterculture to punk. The book includes an essay by Lori Zippay titled Body Music: Charlemagne Palestines Video Rituals, a long interview by Serpentine Gallery directorHans Ulrich Obrist as well as a CD with the full soundtracks of "Body Music I," "Body Music II," "Island Song," "Running Outburst" and "Tying Myself Up." 254 color pages, A4 size. Co-release with Filipson Editions." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: PALESTINE, CHARLEMAGNE
Title: Sacred Bordello
Format: Book/CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $72.00
"As one of the most influential figures of experimental music and performance Charlemagne Palestine has remained an enigma. Unlike his illustrious contemporaries Terry Riley, John Cale, Steve Reich and Phillip Glass little has been written on Palestine and his continuing influence. In his own right, he was and remains today a pivotal personality whose research in musical composition and performance has been characterized over the years by its incantatory repetitiveness, its flamboyance and its mysticism, but also by its violence. Born in Brooklyn in 1947 his first musical experiences were as a cantorial singer in the synagogues of New York. Through his contact with Tony Conrad Palestine was soon introduced to the thriving experimental art scene of the late 1960s. The circles around Andy Warhol and La Monte Young provided a crucial backdrop for Palestines work which increasingly extended beyond the scope of music. His groundbreaking appearances, which combined violent piano playing, performance, video and installation, were considered to be amongst the most radical musical experiences, leaving a lasting impression on followers such as Arto Lindsay, Glenn Branca, Sonic Youth, and the Sex Pistols as well as Tintin creator Herge. His musical oeuvre escapes any ready categorisation Brooklyn, is a synthesised drone mixed with field recordings of a festival. Palestines epic durations, microtonal trembles and dense overtones are reoccurring features in contemporary industrial and electronic music. Palestines unique style of singing, Indian singer Prandit Pran Nath Charleworld, were crucial influences on artists such as Mike Kelley and Paul McCarthy. Through recent collaborations with Barcelona based techno duo Pan Sonic and David Coulter (Kronos Quartet) Palestine remains a crucial contributor to todays experimental music scene.  A wonderful full colour book (size cm. 23,50x18,50), with flexicover, 192 pages including essays, scores, original photos of both performances and installation. The most complete documentation on Charlemagne Palestine art. The compact disc will feature the 60 minutes recordings of a lecture that Charlemagne Palestine gave on March 7th, 1975 at ArtNow Centre in Canada. After the performance of a strumming music concert, the author freely speaks about his music, the philosophy beyond his composition techniques and art involving the students in some kind of magic ritual. Starting as a question and answer conversation, the lecture develops into an intimate speech in which particularly private subjects are discussed. The lecture ends with a particularly touching suspended atmosphere showing how real communication in universities should be. The compact disc also includes a breathtaking multi-layer voice study of the early 1960s never published before on record, very similar in sound and structure to the electronic music studies just issued by Alga Marghen." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: PALESTINE, CHARLEMAGNE
Title: Sharing A Sonority
Format: CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"Alga Marghen proudly presents a new chapter in the documentation series of Charlemagne Palestines historical works. This CD of previously unavailable recordings not only presents you Charlemagne Palestine activities in 1974, collaborating with some of most important experimental artists and composers from either the New York loft scene and Cal Arts, but also features world premiere recordings of Terry Jennings and The Fundamental D Flat Group. Short & Sweet is the title of a breathtaking duo for piano and sax performed on April 24th by Charlemagne Palestine and Terry Jennings. The two composers happened to play together in very private concerts at Cal Arts, but never recorded those sessions, until a special day when Charlemagne happened to have a little tape recorder around. The recording was considered lost for more than 30 years, when finally a copy was found thanks to Tony Conrad. The piano part reminds some of the early pieces by Charlemagne Palestine titled Piano Drones (as the one pre-dating of a couple of years this duo and presented on the Continuous Sound Forms CD issued on Alga Marghen. The liner notes of the same CD mention this duo with Terry Jennings at the time considered lost). Terry Jennings soprano sax is very elaborated and decorative. Around 1967, Charlemagne was experimenting mainly with voice and electronics. He also occasionally recorded piano and sax improvisations with his friend Bob Feldman. This CD featured a very special duo by Palestine and Feldman playing electronics and flute. The two artists met in 1961 when Bob Feldman worked in a jazz record shop in the Times Square subway station. Palestine didnt know much about jazz and Feldman guided him through the new progressive jazz styles of the times. Later at the Intermedia Center of NYU where they had a Buchla synthesizer, Charlemagne and Bob Feldman experimented between jazz raga and electronics. Very little was recorded. This is one rare duet that dates probably from around 1967. The last track on this CD is the first 30 minutes of a recording from April 22, 1972 by The Fundamental D Flat Group performing in Db. During one trip back to NYC from Cal Arts, Charlemagne Palestine was invited by Tony Conrad (together with Rhys Chatham) to Albright College in New Jersey for a Sunday afternoon concert. That was the first and last time The Fundamental D Flat Group played in public (Tony Conrad: violin, horn, string drone; Rhys Chatham: flute, organ, string drone; Charlemagne Palestine: voice, pipes, snifter). Although the piece lasted all afternoon, the first 30 minutes were the only portion recorded during the performance. The Fundamental D Flat Group invite you to listen and meditate in the mode of Db. To hear this is to enter the deepest realm of knowledge of the sound current. The ear, the understanding, and the core of the spirit resonate to the mode of the single tone and its harmonic family. You read, and hear, and feel the empathy of human spirit. This CD is housed in a beautiful digipack with a full color sleeve with photos and liner notes. The edition presents some of the best recordings ever issued by Charlemagne Palestine, a highlight in the Alga Marghen catalog and a unique chance to listen to the core of Charlemagne Palestine." -Alga Marghen

Artist: PALESTINE, CHARLEMAGNE
Title: Sound 1
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $32.00
"As the title well underlines, Sound 1, electronic sonority is a starting point in Charlemagne Palestines research for the Golden Sonority. Previously unpublished, this radical and fundamental work has now been released on LP record in collaboration with the New Media Dept. of Centre Pompidou (National Museum of Modern Art) in Paris for the first Oeuvres Sonores event, December 15th, 2008. Charlemagne Palestine started to dream of an expressive, continuous, ever-moving, ever-changing sound-form; an enormous sonorous 3-dimensional sculptural canvas in mid-air, using electronically-produced sounds. At first, he began experiments with simple sine tone generators, emitting the purest sound waves without any overtones. Then, gradually, with access to Moog and arps, he constructed sounds using the sine/sawtooth/square wave oscillators in a fluid, ever-changing mix of adding or filtering overtones and white noise to create sonorities constantly changing timbres and weight. Palestine experimented in this way from 1964 till 1974 in NYC and then, in California. Finally, he assembled his own drone machine of 16 ultra stable oscillators designed by Serge Tcherepnin and 4 band pass filters designed by Donald Buchla. He would build up a sound, oscillator by oscillator, then add ever-so-slightly to the oscillator input, tiny increments of white noise that would gradually make the sounds thicker and thicker, until they were immense, sacred machines humming like gargantuan Tibetan bees. Charlemagne played them very, very loud, making all the room and objects in it resonate, while outside all was quiet and sleeping. He worked like a painter with a palette and a canvas and he mixed and added and mixed and added over, entire nights, mixing, adding, and then lying on the mattress and listening and fine-tuning. Finally, at a certain point, after several nights, the sonority seemed ready to record. Hed put on the tape, prepare the tape machine with the proper level as not to overload it, and record the texture. This 1-sided LP was issued in an edition limited to 500 copies. Includes a 25-page program booklet, including an essay by Charlemagne Palestine and artwork by John Giorno." -Alga Marghen

Artist: PALESTINE, CHARLEMAGNE
Title: The Lower Depths
Format: 3 CD Box Set
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $56.00
"Alga Marghen introduce a historical event, the publication of The Lower Depths, a three-CD set of previously unreleased unique piano sonorities by Charlemagne Palestine. In 1977, Charlemagne Palestine was regularly performing in his red and gold loft on North Moore Street in Tribeca, down the street from Magoos bar where all the local artists hung out back then. He was working on a trilogy called The Lower Depths, a work conceived during the crucial moment when he experienced one of the peaks of his creative power. The trilogy takes its name from the potentials of his Bösendorfer weapon which had lower notes than any other piano. The first section starts in the middle of the piano keyboard and the second section two octaves below, while the third section arrives till the very bottom of the instrument. Its a deep, thunderous, rumbling world that we experience. An extreme immersion in the depths of the dark side of strumming music. The Lower Depths is a central work within the history of musical minimalism, stretching and expanding what is understood and expected of an already singular voice. Edition of 300 (numbered)." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: PALESTINE, CHARLEMAGNE
Title: Two Electronic Sonorities
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $28.00
"Alga Marghen proudly presents two seminal electronic music radical realizations by Charlemagne Palestine. These previously unpublished pieces confirm once more how advanced his Golden Research already was in the 1960s, a very personal approach to sound which would have later become so influential for future generations. Continuous Sound, built by an ever-changing mix of adding and filtering white noise and simple sine tone generators, is the most solid sound construction that Charlemagne created in preparation of his lost electronic masterpiece LAvventura, inspired by the Michelangelo Antonioni movie with the same title. Continuous Sound pre-dates LAvventura of just a few months and with its suspended atmospheres and its deep sense of mystery represent one of the most fascinating sonic works by Charlemagne Palestine. Crown Chan is an electronic music piece created for a dance by Gus Solomon in 1970. Conceiving music for dancers gave Charlemagne the possibility to experiment and manipulate the reel tapes of some of his electronic sonorities. In a previous collaboration with Gus Salomon, Charlemagne created a new sound by simply superimposing two already existing and accomplished electronic drones. Holy1 and Holy2 thus became a completely new sonority titled Holy1+2 (these works were included in the CD titled Alloy, also issued by Alga Marghen). In the case of Crown Chan Charlemagne worked in a more structural way, shaping his electronic sound materials into two stereo reel tapes (titled Crown Chan 1&2 and Crown Chan 3&4) which also integrated silent parts and were meant to be played back simultaneously, thus providing a powerful live music for the dancers. Edition limited to 380 copies, with an institutional portrait of the composer on front and back sleeve for you consumers to enjoy." -Alga Marghen.

Artist: PALESTINE, CHARLEMAGNE
Title: Voice Studies
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $27.00
"The VocSon series presents on limited edition LPs the most advanced international vocal experiments and is mainly dedicated to the documentation of sound poetry. This series includes now the new LP record by Charlemagne Palestine titled Voice Studies. Charlemagne Palestines introduction to music or sound was first with his own voice. He began at four years old to sing versions of popular songs and operas in his own way. Later on, a director of a Jewish sacred music choir auditioned him to sing with them, Charlemagne was seven years old at the time and for the next seven years, he sang all over the East Coast and the U.S. as a member of a choir that sang with many of the greatest European Chazans (Jewish Sacred Singers) who had fled Europe during the rise of anti-Semitism and resettled in America. From them he learned to sing in a long chanting style with his own natural voice. At the same time he met Pran Nath, the master of Kirana singing and studied a short time with him as well as Javanese singing with Ki Wasito di Puro at Cal Arts. Over the years, Charlemagne Palestine has performed and recorded vocal works as an important part of his output as a sonic artist. This LP includes the very early Surrealistic Studies, recorded in Brooklyn in the beginning of the 1960s. Using a Webcor reel-to-reel tape recorder and discovering a technique of shouting into the microphone and immediately pulling it out, creating an interior echo chamber where the sound would turn around on itself, changing and distorting. No other electronic sound manipulation techniques were used. Voice + Piano Study I & II are short and beautiful piano improvisation with tape superimposition of accelerated voice pieces. Recorded at Cal Arts on September 29th, 1971. Voice Study was recorded in Manhattan in the mid-1960s. In this study Charlemagne sings in a falsetto duet with himself on two separate tracks. Sung in a resonant space reminiscent of a synagogue in the falsetto voice that he began to develop from Jewish male sacred chant falsettos. He searches for intervals that resonate together and respond like electronic sound wave oscillators played against each other. Finally, there is the fantastic 6-minute Beauty Chord + Voice with Charlemagne playing piano and singing. Edition limited to 385 copies." -Alga Marghen
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Artist: PATTERSON, BEN
Title: A Fluxus Elegy
Format: One Sided LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $25.00
One-sided LP in an edition of 345 copies. "The new Ben Patterson piece, issued on Alga Marghens VocSon series, is based on the basic principles of the polyphonic music of the Bantu tribes of West and Central Africa. First principle: the practice of interlocking individual pitches or tones performed by one person into spaces between other pitches or tones performed by another person, thus alternating pitches or tones of one part with those of another part to create a whole. Second principle: use of cyclical and open-ended forms involving one or more ostinato melodic/rhythmic pattern as a foundation. Third principle: community participation...non-specialists are encouraged to join in long performances with much repetition. Fourth principle: rhythmic complexity with the juxtaposition of double and triple patterns, multiple layering of different patterns, and interaction between a core foundation and improvised parts. And, most important, the family ownership of a specific tone: in the musical culture of these tribes, each ancestral family owns and is responsible for one or more specific tones, which must be sounded at specific points, sequencing with the many other specific tones owned by other families, to create a seamless melody. Ben Patterson made a music based on this information by taking the initials of artists listed in Fluxus: The Most Radical and Experimental Art Movement of the Sixties and encoding them in basic International Morse Code. These dots and dashes were then performed on a Yamaha DJX keyboard (voice pattern setting), connected to a Digitech JamMan Looper (over-dub setting), connected to an Eurorack MX 602A mixer. Front cover reproducing the original score." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: PATTERSON, BEN
Title: Born In The State Of FLUX/us
Format: Double CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $51.00
"Published for the opening of Ben Patterson first large retrospective exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum in Houston, this double CD anthology includes both historical recordings taken from the Early Works (issued some years ago by alga marghen), from 370 Flies CDs (an art multiple also issued by alga marghen and long sold out) as well as the first digital version of the no longer available LP titled A Fluxus Elegy and a previously unpublished track. The first CD starts with the first ever recording of Ants (1960), one of Ben Patterson first graphic scores, pre-dating the Fluxus group. Also included in this CD are two essential 1961 documents: Duo For Voice And A String Instrument and Variations for Double-bass, both recorded in concert at the Galerie Parnass in 1962; this event has special historic significance in that it included the first public presentation by George Maciunas of his Fluxus manifesto and plans for the Wiesbaden Fluxus Festival. Two more tracks titled Paper Piece(1960), the work that cut the umbilical cord to all of the authors previous classical and contemporary musical training and experience, and Pond (1962), a piece that reminds of Richard Maxfields electronic music with voice collage, see the collaboration of Philip Corner, Walter Marchetti and Davide Mosconi. The second CD includes more recent works as A Simple Opera (1995), a repetitive hommage to Emmett Willons on his 70th birthday, also recorded in collaboration with Philip Corner, Walter Marchetti and Davide Mosconi; 370 Flies (2003) for electronic loops and voice; as well as A Fluxus Elegy (2006), previously issued on Alga Marghens VocSon LP series and based on the basic principles of the polyphonic music of the Bantu tribes of West and Central Africa, applied to the initials of artists listed in Fluxus: The Most Radical and Experimental Art Movement of the Sixties, through encoding them in basic International Morse Code. Starting as a virtuoso double-bass performer of classical music, Ben Patterson was one of the very first founders of the Fluxus Group in Wiesban. This digipak CD will introduce you to some American neo-avantgarde music classics, a crossover between John Cage exploding influences and the experimental art atmosphere of the early 1960s in Europe. Edition limited to 200 copies in silkscreened digipack sleeve, including a 4 page folded insert with liner notes, original score as well as performance photos and program from the 1962 concert at Galerie Parnass, Wuppertal." -Alga Marghen
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Artist: PATTERSON, BEN
Title: Drip Music/370 Flies
Format: CDR
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $45.00
"Gerge Brecht Drip Music (1959). Realization by Ben Patterson, 2002. As the author wrote in the liner notes: Recently, as I was preparing a concert of classic Fluxus works, I decided to re-examine the original scores, rather than rely on my memory of preformances of the traditional interpretations of these works. Thus, I discovered that George Brechts original instructions for Drip Music allowed for both a single source or multiple sources of dripping water. Remembering Georges first career as a chemist, employing laboratory equipment to produce multiple, dripping sources seemed appropriate. A device was constructed including 3 gerbil water bottles suspended from metal rods and a piece of molded plastic packaging, amplified with contact microphone. Only micro adjustments were made to provide differing drip frequencies. No electro-acoustic manipulations or editorial tricks. Also included is Ben Patterson 370 Flies (2003), dedicated to the double-bassist Sylvester Paumgartner (178?-18??) for inspiring this work. A list of artificial flies names read over the sound loops derived from the fourth movement of Franz Schuberts String Quintet, D 667 op. post. 114, the Trout Quintet. An artificial fly is included on front cover, while a reproduction of the Drip Music score is stamped on the back cover. CDR edition limited to 200 signed copies." - Alga Marghen.
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Artist: PATTERSON, BEN
Title: Early Works
Format: CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
“2002 release. Alga Marghen proudly presents the first record ever produced by Ben Patterson: "This is not only my first CD, but also the first recordings of these works available to the general public." Starting as a virtuoso double-bass performer of classical music, Ben Patterson was one of the very first founders of the Fluxus Group in Wiesban. This digipak CD will introduce you to some American neo-avant garde music classics, a crossover between John Cages exploding influences and the experimental art atmosphere of the early 1960s in Europe. The compact disc program includes two essential 1961 documents: "Duo for Voice and a String Instrument" and "Variations for Double-Bass," both recorded in concert at the Galerie Parnass in 1962; this event has special historic significance in that it included the first public presentation by George Maciunas of his Fluxus manifesto and plans for the Wiesbaden Fluxus Festival. "Duo" was Pattersons most ambitious and lost attempt to combine graphic notation and chance operations for the realization of a performance score, while "Variations" represents the moment when, unexpectedly, out of some unknown place, something new entered the process -- humor! The other three tracks were recorded in Milano especially for this release; a collaboration with Philip Corner, Walter Marchetti, Davide Mosconi, and a few more friends. These newly-recorded pieces include "A Simple Opera" (1995), a repetitive homage to Emmett Williams on his 70th birthday; "Paper Piece" (1960), the work that cut the umbilical cord to all of the authors previous classical and contemporary musical training and experience, and "Pond" (1961), a piece that reminds of Richard Maxfields electronic music with voice collage. The edition includes a fold-out 16-page insert with original scores and photos.” - Alga Marghen.

Artist: POTAGE, MICHEL
Title: Occupe
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $30.00
"alga marghen presents one of the treasures of the French avant scene of the 1970s, published now for the first time. An ideal parallel to Jac Berrocals cult LP Paralleles, the realization of these pieces, recorded by Daniel Deshays and produced by dAvantage in 1977 that also conceived a very elaborate sleeve design, was mysteriously discontinued making this record one of the lost jewels of the French underground. Together with Michel Potage (voice and various instruments) and Jac Berrocal (trumpet, valve trombone, tibetal oboe, percussions), the same ensemble that recorded Berrocals Paralleles, or Pierre Bastien of Nu Creative Methods fame (bass, Tibetan reed instruments, trumpet, voice), the father of French free jazz Bernard Vitet (bugle, trumpet, reed instruments, violin, voice), Roger Ferlet (trumpet, slide trombone, voice), Claude Parle (accordion, reed instruments, voice), Françoise Achard (voice, chant, lao mouth organ, balano, rainstick), the legendary producer and sound engineer Daniel Deshays (voice), poet Jean-Marie Gibbal (voice) and a Ford Break (engine, speed, brakes, light, etc.), everyone is here following Michel Potages vision and enters into a magic sound territory. Michel Potage was co-founder with Berrocal of the dAvantage label in 1976, he played in the first Catalogue band (with Jac Berrocal and Jean-François Pauvros), a performer close to Julian Becks Living Theatre on one side and to James Chances no-wave Contortions on the other, musique concrete avant-gardist and poet of destroyed lyricism. After 3 years of collaboration in close connection with the author, alga marghen conceived a new layout with original photos of the recording sessions and proudly co-released this production with dAvantage. The sound was restored from the original masters by Daniel Deshays. Edition limited to 385 copies, including an LP-size 8-page booklet with complete lyrics and photos from the recording session. Gatefold sleeve." -Alga Marghen

Artist: POUSSEUR, HENRI
Title: Paysages Planetaires
Format: Triple CD Box Set
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $80.00
"2004 release. In 2000, Henri Pousseur was asked by Philippe Samyn, a Brussels-based architect who liked to work in collaboration with other artforms, to lend his support to the plan for the construction of a business complex by one of the most important building enterprises in the country. There were four low buildings arranged like different parts of a medieval castle-village, grouped around a kind of large open central court. Leaning on the suggested image, Pousseur immediately suggested that the first spinal-column be composed of an electronic carillon, sounding in variations every hour, thus marking the hours between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. Henri Poussuer imagined then a connection between Nivelles-time (a city 40 km south of Brussels, where this large project would be situated) and the time of the entire planet and the more or less metaphoric sonic and musical realities attached to it. He made on the one hand the 16 hours of a theoretically complete day of work (from the cleaning service up to the last research in the office) correspond to the 24 hours of a complete terrestrial revolution. He then divided the globe into eight large north/south "slices," themselves divided into three perpendicular "rings": north, center, south, with the understanding that only inhabited lands were taken into consideration. To each of the 8 "great hours" of the total duration, Pousseur associated three regions, one of each ring (north/central/south) set out as far apart as possible on the terrestrial globe. Over a background of a fairly continuous variety of noises which are perpetually evolving: sea, fire, city, swamp, industry, forest, etc., there are ethno-musical samples from one region or from several regions involved, more or less worked over by all sorts of numerical methods which vary their capacity to be recognized as quasi-traditional music. This work once finished (realized in the studio of the composers son Denis), Pousseur made a synthesis on three discs by superimposing the landscapes (a bit in the manner of the previous Etudes paraboliques) in 16 Paysages Planetaires. The titles of the landscapes express by their contraction the simultaneous or alternate presence of several regions; for example, "Alaskamazonie" is self-explanatory. Something like "Gamelan Celtibere" is a sort of play on something between the West Coast of Europe with the Indonesian archipelago and even the northern part of Australia. Continuing like this you could find it amusing to reconstruct the circumplanetary movement of the work. Michel Butor wrote the luminous prose-verse alternating poetic structure which accompanies these landscapes. His text is included in the 60-page documentation booklet, also featuring two long essays by Henri Pousseur: "Paysages Planetaires" and "Atmospheric and Cultural Sources for Each of the Landscapes." Finally, with this work, Henri Pousseur makes an homage to all the singers and instrumentalists, sound engineers, ethnic musicologists and editors who have either produced, or gathered and transmitted, all the marvelous musical invention which inspired and nourished the work and which, with the sounds of the world, of nature, of society and of industry, are supposed to represent a kind of formal summing-up of lifes multiplicity. All the images, obtained through extensive digital treatments, were conceived and manipulated by Henri Poussuer. Housed in a heavy cardboard slipcase with 3CDs and a 60-page booklet." -Alga Marghen.

Artist: QUARTETTO
Title: Organic, Playco 1969
Format: CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"The stable Quartetto that pianist Davide Mosconi, saxophonist Enzo Gardenghi, percussionist Marco Cristofolini, and cellist and violinist Gustavo Bonora brought to life beginning in the late 60s constituted the core of what would, in the early years of the next decade, become the larger improvising ensemble NADMA. The group was also an elegant and accomplished expression of the musical objectives of its members. The rich yields that Davide Mosconi cultivated from his exploration of improvisation and the visionary creativity that revealed influences from parallel planes throughout his oeuvre originated in his formative years. In the life story of Mosconi before the formation of the Quartetto, it emerges that his first musical affirmations arose as he was completing his studies as a photographer. Mosconi furthered his training as a photographer in New York from 1964-1968, including stints as assistant to Richard Avedon and Hiro. Prior to his definitive return to Italy, he spent 1968 in Mexico, a lengthy visit documented splendidly in his photographs. During his stay there, he may have been the first European musician to meet Conlon Nancarrow and encounter his music. From Nancarrow, Mosconi learned the workings of the Ampico player piano. Only much later indeed, in the early 80s, when György Ligeti championed his works, was this now-legendary American composer rediscovered internationally. The Quartetto represented, at last, a solid foundation with which Davide Mosconi succeeded in realizing his own notion of improvisation, aided by musicians who shared his ideal of a continuous, fluid music and thus of a pliable expression that superseded the limits of existential consciousness. In 1968-1969, the group launched an uninterrupted series of private events, studio sessions and live concerts at venues that ranged from offhand happenings to alternative clubs to concert halls. It is possible to reconstruct rather faithfully the activities of Davide Mosconis Quartetto due to a vast amount of material documentation and a conspicuous number of archive recordings. The first recording sessions date from February 14, 1968, and from April of this same year, both made at the Playco studio in Milan and both featuring the lineup of Davide Mosconi, Marco Cristofolini and Enzo Gardenghi, with the additional presence of bassist Giorgio Buratti for the February recordings. The majority of these early Playco recordings, however, date from various months of 1969 until October, after the group solidified its roster with Gustavo Bonora. In several reel tapes dating back to this era, the collective name is often given not as Quartetto, but, alternately, as Organic or Organic Orchestra, designations that foreshadow the Natural Arkestra moniker later associated with NADMA. If one excludes the live recordings from the Auditorium San Fedele and Circolo Lepetit concerts of November and December 1969, the best evidence of the musical art of the Quartetto is found on the reel labeled Organic 1969 Playco, heard in its entirety on the present CD. Examination of the various tapes that document the Playco sessions of 1969 show that this reel is the only one with any consistent identification of the titles of individual tracks, as well as the only one to show signs of careful editing, perhaps intended use as a demo. There are tracks that focus concretely on timbral resources and instrumental gesture (Tubi sonori in scale and Disturbi di violino) and pieces that have decidedly parodistic moments (Parodia della festa and the diptych of Avanti! Para babà and Babà-fui-pà). At least two classics of the Quartetto playlist are also to be found: the opener Fattoria degli animali, whose title manifestly evokes George Orwells dystopic novel, with its onomatopoeic sounds at the onset; and Pugno chiuso, the last of the pieces to be recorded and the one which Gustavo Bonora later called the purest emblem of the musical art of the Quartetto. This latter work is a perfect example of an enragé performance praxis that was then unparalleled in the Italian improvised music scene. The albums sign-off does not stem from the same sessions. It is instead an edited extract from the Circolo Lepetit concert of December 1, 1969, and as such is a most effective taste of the informal and symbiotic potency that distinguished the live Quartetto experience: the merging of individual instruments into a unified whole. This CD is included in a beautiful digipack full-color sleeve with photos and liner notes. Also included is a 12-page booklet with an essay titled Before NADMA: Davide Mosconi and the Quartetto by Gabriele Bonomo as well as the testimonies by Enzo Gardenghi and Gustavo Bonora." -Alga Marghen

Artist: RADIGUE, ELIANE
Title: Feedback Works 1969-1970
Format: Double LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $31.00
2015 repress, with new cover art and gold gatefold sleeve. "Alga Marghen very proudly presents the complete documentation of Eliane Radigues sound installations from 1969-1970. These previously unpublished recordings include the broad tectonic vibrations of Omnht, the celestial voices of Usral, Stress Osakas massive chant, and the moving horizon in Vice-Versa, Etc... The works of the feedback period finally revealed! It is amazing that she could build such formidably organic sonic edifices in her home studio with the primitive machines given to her by Pierre Henry: three tape recorders, a mixing board, an amplifier, two loudspeakers and a microphone. Eliane previously worked for him at the Studio dEssai of the R.T.F. from 1955 to 1957, after having met Pierre Schaeffer almost by chance, who invited her to learn the techniques of musique concrète. Created 10 years after her Studio dEssai experience, the Feedback Works of Eliane Radigue immediately take a new direction from the explorations of musique concrète. Her adventure is intuitively going toward flux, toward contemplative stasis: a music of continuous sounds, of apparently simple structures, which permits the revelations and expansion of rich acoustic phenomena. It is as if her musical work was in some way a martial art, as if she meditated for 10 years before striking the first blow, with an impressive precision! First pressing of 400 copies also including a 16-page LP-size booklet with original photos, scores and liner notes as well as a second LP titled Vice-Versa, Etc..., originally a small handmade box, signed and numbered, realized as a multiple on the occasion of a show at Lara Vincys gallery in 1970, which contained a reel of magnetic tape and the instructions for use. It indicates that all playback speeds are possible, forward or backward, as well as any combination of two channels, on several recorders, ad libitum... This LP presents two versions done by Emmanuel Hoelterbach following the indications of Eliane Radigue to the letter, respecting her composition methods." - Alga Marghen.
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Artist: RADIGUE, ELIANE
Title: Feedback Works 1969-1970
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $30.00
"Alga Marghen very proudly presents a remastered version of the complete documentation of Eliane Radigue sound installations from 1969-1970, including the broad tectonic vibrations of "Omnht," the celestial voices of "Usral," the massive chant of "Stress Osaka," and more -- the works of this artists feedback period finally revealed. It is amazing that Radigue could build such formidably organic sonic edifices in her home studio with the primitive machines given to her by Pierre Henry: three tape recorders, a mixing board, an amplifier, two loudspeakers and a microphone. Eliane previously worked for Henry at the Studio dEssai of the R.T.F. from 1955 to 1957, after having met Pierre Schaeffer almost by chance, who invited her to learn the techniques of musique concrète. Created 10 years after her Studio dEssai experience, the feedback works of Eliane Radigue immediately take a new direction from the explorations of musique concrète. Her adventure intuitively goes towards flux, towards contemplative stasis -- a music of continuous sounds, of apparently simple structures, which permits the revelations and expansion of rich acoustic phenomena. It is as if her musical work was in some way a martial art -- as if she meditated for 10 years before striking the first blow, with impressive precision. This is the context in which Eliane composed "Omnht" in 1970 for the architectonic spaces of the visual artist Tania Mouraud titled "One More Night," presented at the Gallery of the Rive Gauche in Paris; "Usral" (the title comes from a phonetic compression of ultrasounds slowed-down, in French "ultra-sons ralentis") is one of the first works by Eliane Radigue to be given in public as a sound environment for a sculpture by Marc Halpern in the Salon des Artistes Décorateurs at the Grand Palais of Paris in 1969; "Stress-Osaka" was conceived when the artist was invited to create a sonic environment for the International Fair in Osaka in 1970. There is no doubt that Eliane Radigues vocabulary is based on observing and entering into dialog with the fundamental behavior of sounds: pulsing, beating, sustained, very light -- a subtle and delicate evolution. When she moved from feedback sounds to the ARP synthesizer, she naturally continued the same music, a continuity where the original use of feedback sounds stands out for its cruder and more savage inner character. One could say that somehow its the very texture of the sounds, which leads the form of her compositions. Edition of 300 copies. Includes a 16-page LP-size booklet with original photos, scores and liner notes." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: RADIGUE, ELIANE
Title: Jouet Electronique/Elemental I
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
"Alga Marghen proudly presents two sublime pieces by Eliane Radigue, Jouet Electronique (1967) for feedback on magnetic tape and Elemental I (1968) for feedback of natural sounds on magnetic tape. Both works, recorded at Pierre Henrys Studio Apsome in Paris, have not been published before. Between 1967 and 1968, Eliane Radigue was the assistant of Pierre Henry in his studio, mainly for the editing of LApocalypse de Jean. He also put her in charge of organizing his sound archive according to different criteria. It was endless work -- there were incredible sounds, a true sound library! Eliane Radigue really enjoyed doing this work, even if it took a long time. So, sometimes she decided to set the machines of the studio to do some little work on her own. Jouet Electronique and Elemental I were born this way as a kind of recreation during her time as a studio assistant. Working with feedback is something that Eliane Radigue learned through Pierre Henry. Do you remember Voyage? Theres that fluid part which is made of feedback constructed with a microphone. Everything had to be set at a precise distance from the loudspeakers because that is the specific problem with feedback -- you have to be at the right distance. Afterwards, these high tone recordings were slowed down in order to discover the deeper character of their color. This work with feedback was in the end quite limited and the composer preferred working with two reel tape machines to produce sounds. The first was set on the recording mode while the other was playing and it was the accidents happening in this phase that made the feedback richer. With some fine-tuning you could reach very beautiful results: low pulsations, very high-pitched sounds -- sometimes both at the same time -- or long sounds. All of these sounds could be slowed down or accelerated, which gave her a beautiful material to work with. With Jouet Electronique Eliane Radigue had a lot of fun, hence the title. As far as Elemental I is concerned, it was the first attempt at something which was very important to her based on the theme of the basic elements: water, fire, air and earth. Eliane had the chance to record in open air thanks to a small Stella Vox that Arman gave her in the beginning of the 1960s. At the time she was still living in Nice and every now and then she went for a walk to do some recordings of the sea, the wind, the rain, the fire -- Eliane Radigue continued this way to build her very minimal sound library, consisting of not more than ten reel tapes. This was the starting point and in 1968 she used these recordings for her work with two reel tape machines. First pressing limited to 300 copies, with a text by Emmanuel Holterbach and a photo portrait by Arman." -Alga Marghen.

Artist: RADIGUE, ELIANE
Title: Opus 17
Format: Double LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $47.00
Repressed. "Alga Marghen very proudly presents Opus 17, a major turning-point in the sonic oeuvre of Eliane Radigue. Finished in 1970, it was the last work composed with feedback materials. From that experimental period, Opus 17 preserves a plastic character: a music made of rough sonic phenomena, at once harsh and granular, possessing a quality of materiality and tactility. Its vibrations structure the air surrounding the listener with densities, thicknesses, indeed with palpable movement. Her compositions are frames which let us hear these phenomena, open frameworks from the sonic installations of her Endless Musics and here reinserted in the five scenes making up Opus 17. In 1970, in her studio of very rudimentary means, she developed a completely unique body of work centered on sounds produced by feedback. Opus 17 has the quality of showing off the sum of the achieved techniques and methods. Eliane Radigues music has never been rooted in ideas but in practice, the intimate experience of things in the wild which she has known how to tame. This dialog both intense and poetic which she keeps up with the solid matter of sound finds a remarkable concretization in Opus 17. It is to be underlined that with Opus 17 Eliane Radigue inaugurates a technique of composition which will be her footprint, her trademark: imperceptible transformations. For that she has developed a technique of meticulous mixings, based on the slow passage from one section to the next. Imperceptible all during the piece, we pass, ceaselessly and without noticing the changes, from one frequency flux to another. Time is suspended, smoothed out, stretched. It is this technique which Eliane Radigue will be essentially using for all the electronic works to come and which she will never cease to refine and render always more subtle. Opus 17 is the great panoramic voyage through material sound, its electronic phenomena detailed as if in a microscope. As Rhys Chatham recalls: "Eliane Radigue (...) had just moved to New York and had the idea of acquiring an analog modular synthesizer, which is why she worked at NYU in order to try out the possibilities of the Buchla 100 series which we had there. One day, while gossiping, she invited me to her loft, which was just on the corner. She had me listen to a piece composed in France; the piece called Opus 17. (...) What I heard changed to course of my life as a composer. (...) That piece, impressive source of inspiration, gave the impression of being in a grand cathedral, both for the sensation of immensity of being in such a large cathedral, as for the effect of being so close to God." Opus 17 was created at the artistic center of Verderonne on May 23, 1970, for the Fête en blanc (i.e. White Festival) organized by the visual artists Antoni Miralda, Joan Rabascall, Dorothée Selz and Jaume Xifra. Previously unreleased, Opus 17 is now issued on Alga Marghen in a first edition of 400 copies in a gatefold sleeve." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: RADIGUE, ELIANE
Title: Vice-Versa, Etc...
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
"Alga Marghen very proudly presents a remastered version of Vice-Versa, Etc..., an LP originally included in the first 400 copies of Eliane Radigues Feedback Works 2LP. Vice-Versa, Etc... was originally a small handmade box, signed and numbered and released on the occasion of a show at Lara Vincys gallery in 1970. The box contained a reel of magnetic tape and the instructions for use. It indicates that all playback speeds are possible, forward or backward, as well as any combination of two channels, on several recorders, ad libitum. This LP presents two versions done by Emmanuel Hoelterbach following the indications of Eliane Radigue to the letter, respecting her composition methods. There is no doubt that Eliane Radigues vocabulary is based on observing and entering into dialog with the fundamental behavior of sounds: pulsing, beating, sustained, very light, a subtle and delicate evolution. When she moved from feedback sounds to the ARP synthesizer, she naturally continued the same music -- a continuity where the original use of feedback sounds stands out for its cruder and more savage inner character. One could say that somehow its the very texture of the sounds, which leads the form of her compositions. At the same time, this approach favors an intense sensuality in the listening. This edition limited to 300 copies includes an insert with liner notes." - Alga Marghen.
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Artist: SMEGMA
Title: Lookn for Ya
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $30.00
"In 1973, when Smegma (the band) was born they had only one rule: No Musicians! That way they could re-invent the musical wheel with a new primitive, suburban, anti-hippie approach. 44 years later perhaps the world is ready for the first full LP of this original, uncompromising sound. At the time, it seemed they thought they were on a solitary journey, but shortly after these recordings, it was discovered that there was another local group, The Los Angeles Free Music Society, that they shortly became a part of, and are a part of, to this day. Originally recorded in 1973-75 at the house in Pasadena they all lived in, these previously unreleased tracks feature vocals of a different kind. It includes the 1960s L.A. freak and street singer Wild Man Fischer reprising his dance tune "The Taster", a straightforward Memphis/rockabilly slow dance ballad "Red Cadillac And A Black Moustache", and examples of their unique "group singing" style that has to be heard to be believed. Opening and closing the LP are vocals by someone they had never met, a local C.B. radio operator whose handle was "Turkey Mon" and had such a hi-power transmitter that his signal was picked-up by the tape-head as they recorded! Several of these same folks (Dennis Duck, Ace Farren Ford, Ju Suk Reet Meate) are in the Smegma touring band as of 2017." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: TAKIS
Title: Pendules Magnétiques (1964-66)/Le Siècle De Kafka (1984)
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
"Alga Marghen proudly presents one of the highlights of his catalogue, an exclusive LP edition with the recordings of Takis electro-magnetic sculptures. Takis is the originator of this new approach to the musicality of sound, which consists in laying bare the repetitious structure of musical form and its functional derivation, thus rejecting the symbolism of representation. Takis was born in 1925 in Athens. Preferring, as a matter of principle, to teach himself rather than study in an institution, he left Greece in 1954 and lived as a citizen of the world, traveling through Europe and the USA. Some of his earliest manifestations in the 1940s consisted of explosions carried out in open places. His first Signals date from 1954: they were rods consisting of piano wires which created musical vibrations as they stuck against each other in the wind. In fact they constituted the first appearance in his work and in contemporary art history of a form of musical expression in which sounds are called forth in an un-programmed way, owing to the action of natural forces. In 1961 Takis meets Marcel Duchamp in New York. Duchamps perpetual moving bicycle wheels inspired Takis hydromagnetic sculptures. In the period between 1964 and 1965 Takis conceives his Pendules magnètiques and constructs his first Sound Sculptures. After the exhibition of Takis titled Electro-musical relief at Indica Gallery in London in 1966, the New Scientist magazine in an article entitled The sounds of tomorrow commented that Takis, Iannis Xenakis and John Cage are the most promising musicians of the century. Takis Pendules magnétiques are based on the simple concept of using magnetic waves caused by electricity as a means to activate repeated musical sounds: the latter are to be heard every time a needle strikes a string, when attracted by a magnet. The sounds reproduced in this edition were recorded in 1993 by Samon Takahashi at Takis retrospective at Jeu de Paume in Paris. Takis participates in 1984 at the exhibition titled The Century of Kafka at Centre Pompidou in Paris and sound work with the same title is also reproduced on this LP edition. As an artist he seeks a natural origin for the construction of sound, and in particular that origin which is furthest removed from the artists arbitrary decision. For about forty years now, it has been Takis purpose to investigate language as a natural function, conceiving function as a form of work. Furthermore, he has broken down the frontiers between sculpture and music in a number of pieces which can only be read by identifying their functionalism as structured units, with their morphological, visual and acoustic aspects. Edition limited to 380 copies with full-color sleeve, printed inner-sleeve reproducing a testimony by Marcel Duchamp and insert with photos of the Pendules magnètiques and a testimony by William Burroughs." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: TAZARTES, GHEDALIA
Title: Diasporas
Format: CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"Remastered CD edition of Diasporas, Ghedalia Tazartes 1979 debut LP. Now available as an expanded individual CD, this edition was previously only available as part of a CD containing both Diasporas and Tazartes 1987 self-titled fourth album, which is also now available in an expanded CD edition (TES 089CD). In addition to the entire original release of Diasporas, this CD includes the first CD release of "Ferme ta gueule, Zarathustra," a composition largely based on materials pre-dating Diasporas, originally issued as side A of Granny Awards (ALGA 036LP). In "Ferme ta gueule, Zarathustra," Tazartes freely connects Raphaël Glucksmanns garbled voix denfant with intoxicating, slow-moving, and sustained synth chords, before jump-cutting into bird calls, dissonant arabesque strings, and eccentric vocalizations with a blinding sense of freedom. Ghedalia Tazartes is a nomad. He wanders through music from chant to rhythm, from one voice to another. He paves the way for the electric and the vocal paths, between the muezzin psalmody and the screaming of a rocker. Tazartes is an orchestra and a pop group all in one person: the self is multitude and others. The author and his doubles work without a net, freely connecting the sounds, the rhythms, his voice, his voices. The permanent metamorphosis is a principle of composition. To hell with the technocrats of noise and the purists of synthetic culture; this music refuses classification and escapes control." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: TAZARTES, GHEDALIA
Title: Diasporas/Tazartes
Format: CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"2009 repress. More than 5 years after the CD edition of Eclipse totale de soleil and Transportes, Alga Marghen finally decided to also reissue the first and the forth LP by Ghedalia Tazartes including both on one CD. Ghedalia Tazartes is a nomad. He wanders through music from chant to rhythm, from one voice to another. He paves the way for the electric and the vocal paths, between the muezzin psalmody and the screaming of a rocker. He traces vague landscapes where the mitre of the white clown, the plumes of the sorcerer, the helmet of a cop and Parisian anhydride collide into polyphonic ceremonies. Dont become a black, an Arab, a Tibetan monk, a Jew, a woman or an animal but to feel all this stirring deep inside of you. The greatest trips are made in the deep end of the throat: the extra-European music open the ear to Ghedalias intra-European exotism. Where was music before music halls? Where was the voice before it learned how to speak? Ghedalia is the orchestra and a pop group all in one person: the self is multitude and others. The author and his doubles work without a net, freely connecting the sounds, the rhythms, his voice, his voices. The permanent metamorphosis is a principle of composition, it escapes control, refuses classification. To hell with the technocrates of noise and the purists of synthetic culture. All art like all true mythology use a double clavier, playing nature and culture, feeling and the distance of the flesh, death. Off limits!" -Alga Marghen
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Artist: TAZARTES, GHEDALIA
Title: Granny Awards
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $29.00
"alga marghen was the first label to issue on CD the 4 record LPs that Ghedalia Tazartes privately produced between the late 1970s and early 1980s, therefore contributing to the diffusion of this music among the new generations. At the same time Ghedalia Tazartes music defined the high standard level of the alga marghen label in its early days. These great recordings are still available in their original CD editions and no surprise that alga marghen has now the privilege to bring you the pleasure of listening to a previously unpublished LP recently discovered in the artists archives. Side 1 features Ferme ta gueule, Zarathustra (i.e. Shut Up, Zarathustra) a long track constructed by several fragments recorded in the early 1980s that would have later composed, with different editings, some of the best parts of Une eclipse totale de soleil. On side 2 we find five shorter tracks titled Whatever, Works, Singing, Wild, My Rock Ghedalia. Recorded in the artists own studio in his anhydridic Paris, these pieces are based on materials pre-dating Ghedalia Tazartes first LP Diasporas and were re-elaborated in the early 1980s to be included in this lost work of art. Ghedalia Tazartes is a nomad. The author and his doubles work without a net, freely connecting the sounds, the rhythms, his voice, his voices. He is also one of the most original artists in the sonic art scene. Edition limited to 450 copies." -Alga Marghen
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Artist: TAZARTES, GHEDALIA
Title: Les Danseurs de la Pluie
Format: 3" CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $16.00
"Les Danseurs de la Pluie", which gives title to the complete anthology, is a 12-minute mini-CD, presented on creative disc, including four previously unavailable tracks. Two 1977 killer recordings from the Eclipse Totale sessions of a very wild and residential nature; and two colossal new pieces recorded in 2005." - Alga Marghen. Repressed!

Artist: TAZARTES, GHEDALIA
Title: Les Danseurs de la Pluie/Tazartès Transports...
Format: 4CD Box Set
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $69.00
"This lavish set includes the complete Ghedalia Tazartes recordings previously issued on CD by Alga Marghen. This edition is presented in a newly designed slipcase box including 4 CDs in elegant slim digipak sleeves. Diasporas is the CD edition of Tazartes 1979 first album, also including "Ferme ta gueule, Zarathustra" (previously issued as side A of Granny Awards (ALGA 036LP)). Tazartes Transports is the CD edition of Tazartes 1980 second album complete with four "Assassins" bonus tracks (previously issued as the mini-CD Les danseurs de la pluie (TES 063CD)). Une eclipse totale de soleil is the CD edition of Tazartes 1984 third album. Originally conceived in two parts, this CD edition is completed by the long bonus track "Il regalo della befana," or "Une eclipse totale de soleil (Part III)" and "Elie," a charming piano piece performed as a duet with Tazartes young daughter. Tazartes is the CD edition of Tazartes 1987 fourth album, also including "Whatever Works Singing Wild My Rock Ghedalia" (previously issued as side B of Granny Awards (ALGA 036LP)). Ghedalia Tazartes is a nomad. He wanders through music from chant to rhythm, from one voice to another. He paves the way for the electric and the vocal paths, between the muezzin psalmody and the screaming of a rocker. Tazartes is an orchestra and a pop group all in one person: the self is multitude and others. The author and his doubles work without a net, freely connecting the sounds, the rhythms, his voice, his voices. The permanent metamorphosis is a principle of composition. To hell with the technocrats of noise and the purists of synthetic culture; this music refuses classification and escapes control." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: TAZARTES, GHEDALIA
Title: Tazartes
Format: CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"Remastered CD edition of Tazartes, Ghedalia Tazartes 1987 fourth LP. Now available as an expanded individual CD, this edition was previously only available as part of a CD containing both Tazartes and Diasporas, Tazartes 1979 debut album, which is also now available in an expanded CD edition (TES 088CD). Immersive, transporting, and deeply arresting music from the revered autodidact and audio oddity. If youve never encountered Tazartes before, this is an excellent place to start, welcoming you to a unique world of exotic, electro, and acoustic sounds, composed according to a genuinely far-reaching and individual agenda. In addition to the entire original release of Tazartes, this CD also includes the first CD release of "Whatever Works Singing Wild My Rock Ghedalia," recorded in Paris in the early 80s and originally issued as side B of Granny Awards (ALGA 036LP). Spread over five tracks, the piece features a comedic, exuberant vocal set to crackly 78 backing on "Whatever," turns blind corners into ethno-noise trance-outs on "Singing," delivers hyper-rhythmic experiments on "Wild," and closes with a jarring hardcore punk-out in "My Rock Ghedalia." The freedom of expression and taste for exotic, arabesque tonalities is a mighty revelation." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: TAZARTES, GHEDALIA
Title: Tazartes Transports
Format: CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"Remastered CD edition of Tazartes Transports, autodidact and outsider composer Ghedalia Tazartes 1980 second LP. This album probably represents the most original example of the artists poetical and personal approach to sound organization. The tracks for Tazartes Transports, recorded in 1977 at Tazartes own studio in Paris, are blends of stream-of-consciousness rippling electro rhythms, outer-national singing styles, collaged field recordings, tape loops, and chants. The musique concrete soundscapes and exotic atmospheres take on a perpetual sense of drift and magical imagination. The listener is spellbound from the start to finish, through the deeply evocative peal of church bells and swirling synthetic textures in track 2, via humid sci-fi scenes and alien avian chatter on track 5, and the lost zones of the closing stages. This edition also includes four "Assassins" tracks, originally released on the 2006 mini-CD Les danseurs de la pluie (TES 063CD). The first two of these bonus tracks were recorded in 1977, around the time of the recording of Une eclipse totale de soleil (TES 005CD), and consist of banking guitar feedback, unhinged hollers, and an unsettling piece of childrens screams looped against droning synth tones and electronic pulses. The second two "Assassins" tracks were recorded in 2005; "Assassin 3" is a mystical piece of ecstatic ululations and plangent electric guitar riffs, while "Assassin 4" feels more opulent, with plush synth pads set against strange, strafing distortion, rhythmic exhortations, and surreal, cinematic percussion. This edition concludes with a final bonus track, "Elie," a charming piano piece performed as a duet with Tazartes young daughter. Once again, Tazartes provides some of the most compelling, weirdly life-affirming music out there." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: TAZARTES, GHEDALIA
Title: Une Eclipse Totale de Soleil
Format: CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"Remastered CD edition of Une eclipse totale de soleil, Ghedalia Tazartes third LP, originally released in 1984. Far away from contemporary music intellectualisms and the works of synthetic noise purists, this album features a new form of musical expression and is certainly one of the most original and creative records of the 80s. The value of this work was at the time underestimated and only a few people had a chance to listen to this beautiful music. The record utilizes collage, Tazartes unique vocals, trance-ethno backing splices, droning organ, and childish naivete, in a spirit all its own. Originally conceived in two parts,Une eclipse totale de soleil is here supplemented with a 25-minute piece titled "Il regalo della befana" or "Une eclipse totale de soleil (Part III)," composed expressly for the original 1996 release of this CD edition. The original two parts are constructed from sung passages of Middle Eastern musics, drum machine noises, distorted signals, and the voices of small children. The newer third part takes some of the same sorts of cues but is more in keeping with turntablism or sampling culture, dipping into recordings recycled from pop culture. Tazartes music compiles fragments from a wide variety of sources in a stunning, idiomatic fashion, still undiminished by the passage of time." - Alga Marghen.

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: V/A
Title: Avant Marghen Vol. 1
Format: 7 LP Box Set
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $178.00
Incredible set of 3 boxes, each with 7LPs in it, from the Alga Marghen archives. These are all previously released LPs, but most have been o/p for many years now. The boxes are limited to a numbered edition of 80 copies each. "The VocSon series might be identified as the starting point of all the Alga Marghen activities. This series, which still continues to present on limited LP records the most advanced international vocal experiments, is mainly dedicated to the documentation of sound poetry. Since most of the titles immediately sold out, Alga Marghen decided to issue a kind of anthology, specially issued for ArtBasel where Alga Marghen will present its catalog following an invitation by Maurizio Nannucci of the Artists Record Pavillion. This also in order to give the opportunity to those who missed the-now-rare original editions to be able to find them now, even if in a very limited run. Each LP is numbered on the VocSon innersleeve expressly conceived for this edition. This luxury boxset edition actually includes the first 7 LPs issued for the VocSon series, or: 1) Bernard Heidsieck Poème-Partition X LP. First 80 copies from the original 300 copies edition issued in 1997. The very early experimental poem by Bernard Heidsieck may be considered one of his first important creations. The record which started the VocSon series. 2) Henri Chopin Cantata for Two Farts & Co. LP. Edition of 80 copies with new labels. Henri Chopin presents previously unreleased audiopoems as well as the reprint of two pieces from the Radiotaxi LP (the tracks taken from Radiotaxi are here presented for the first time mastered at the correct speed). 3) Bernard Heidsieck Vaduz LP. Edition of 80 copies with new labels. Vaduz (12:23) can be considered one of Bernard Heidsiecks major works. Very experimental with a lot of electronic manipulations. According to Henri Chopin, this is the only true audiopoem by Heidsieck. Composed June to December 1974 and recorded on a Revox A 700 at the authors studio. 4) Philip Corner Word-Voices LP. First 80 copies from the original 500 copies edition issued in 1997. A record LP of vocal utterances including early Fluxus voice and instrumental pieces. 5) Henri Chopin Les Mirifiques Tundras & Co.. Original pre-released edition of 80 copies on yellow vinyl, never offered before. Extreme voice sound manipulations. Somehow in the vein of Hodell Text-Sound composition, just more primitive and visceral. 6) Sten Hanson The Sonosopher Retrospective LP. First 80 copies from the original 545 copies edition issued in 1998. An anthology of Sten Hanson Text-Sound composition. This edition pre-dates the anthologized CDs which were issued in Sweden. 7) Ake Hodell 220 Volts Buddha LP. First 80 copies from the original 545 copies edition issued in 1998. Fantastic electronic music LP. The pieces on this LP were included in the 3CD anthology issued by Fylkingen. Your chance to get the original edition on LP now." - Alga Marghen.
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Artist: V/A
Title: Avant Marghen Vol. 2
Format: 7 LP Box Set
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $178.00
Second volume of the Avant MarghenVocSon series, numbered edition of 80 copies. "This luxury boxset edition actually includes the second group of 7 LPs issued for the VocSon series: 1) Brion Gysins Poems Of Poems LP. First 80 copies from the original 630 copies edition issued in 1998. Very early poetical experimentation recorded in 1958 at the Beat Hotel, Paris. The origins of cut-up are documented in this radical edition. You will experience why Brion Gysin was a strong reference for Henri Chopin and Bernard Heidsieck. 2) Bernard Heidsieck 50/70 LP. First 80 copies from the original 480 copies edition issued in 1998. The third Bernard Heidsieck LP issued by Alga Marghen draws the picture of two specific moments on artistic creation: the 1950s and the 1970s. 3) Jose Luis Castillejo The Book of is LP. First 80 copies from the original 240 copies edition issued in 1998. Very limited and immediately sold out edition of Castillejo conceptual recordings. Jose Luis Castillejo books always included him among the Concrete Poems and were regarded as very special graphic creations. A deep exploration of his abstract and radical poetry will lead to a more conceptual and philosophical understanding as this LP clearly states. 4) Jil G. Wolman Lanticoncept LP. Edition of 80 copies with new labels. Edition of Gil J Wolman megapneums, or the beginning of the whole sonic adventures. If Gysin was a strong conceptual influence for the Henri Chopin and Bernard Heidsieck generation, Wolman was showing them the sonic direction. Just with the use of the breath and respiration, his Megapneums had the same intensity of the electronic manipulation that will make Chopins audiopoems so radically new and uncompromising. This LP also include excerpts from Wolman sound-film LAnticoncept from 1952. 5) Isidore Isou Poèmes Lettristes 1944-99 LP. Edition of 80 copies with new labels. Historical edition by Isidore Isou. This is the first record LP ever published by the father of Lettrism. Poems from 1944 to 1999 including a breath taking improvisation, some 1970s recordings by Maurice Lemaitre and an early, primitive and incredible performance by Francois Dufrene. Recorded at Isous apartement in 1999. 6) Juan Hidalgo Una Voz LP. First 80 copies from the original 323 copies edition issued in 2000. First ever ZAJ LP record! An historical recording of Juan Hidalgo Una Voz, including concrete sound interventions by Walter Marchetti. A large size booklet with the transcription in English and Spanish of the spoken text is also included. Capital! 7) Arrigo Lora-Totino Fonemi LP. First 80 copies from the original 345 copies edition issued in 2000. Arrigo Lora-Totino is probably best known for having been the editor of the famous sound poetry anthology issued by Cramps Records in the 1970s with the title Futura. But only a few know about his sound poetry production. Following Henri Chopins idea that poetry is above all an expression of the body through its own language, Lora-Totino started his important poetic practice in 1965 with Fonemi, a sound sample of erasure: the reading of a text recorded on tape is filtered through an electronic pulse generator that splits it into small fragments." - Alga Marghen.
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Artist: V/A
Title: Avant Marghen Vol. 3
Format: 7 LP Box Set
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $178.00
Third volume in the Avant Marghen boxset series, numbered edition of 80 copies. "This luxury boxset actually includes a new picture disc edition of Revue OU anthology plus an Henri Chopin LP and the Ben Patterson LP. 1) VA Revue OU. Record 1 picture LP. Original pre-released of 80 copies on picture disc with different graphics, never offered before. First of a set of 5 picture discs reproducing the integral recordings of the journal OU edited by Henri Chopin from 1958 to 1974. 2) VA: Revue OU. Record 2 picture LP. Original pre-released of 80 copies on picture disc with different graphics, never offered before. Second of a set of 5 picture discs reproducing the integral recordings of the journal OU edited by Henri Chopin from 1958 to 1974. 3) VA: Revue OU. Record 3 picture LP. Original pre-released of 80 copies on picture disc with different graphics, never offered before. Third of a set of 5 picture discs reproducing the integral recordings of the journal OU edited by Henri Chopin from 1958 to 1974. 4) VA: Revue OU. Record 4 picture LP. Original pre-released of 80 copies on picture disc with different graphics, never offered before. Forth of a set of 5 picture discs reproducing the integral recordings of the journal OU edited by Henri Chopin from 1958 to 1974. 5) VVAA Revue OU. Record 5 picture LP. Original pre-released of 80 copies on picture disc with different graphics, never offered before. Fifth of a set of 5 picture discs reproducing the integral recordings of the journal OU edited by Henri Chopin from1958 to 1974. 6) Henri Chopin The Body Is A Sound Factory & Co. LP (16VocSon046). Edition of 80 copies with new labels. Originally issued in an edition of 300 copies, only available with the vinyl edition of the Revue OU LP anthology. This LP includes previously unreleased audiopoems dating from 1965 to 1981. 7) Ben Patterson A Fluxus Elegy LP. First 80 copies from the original 345 copies edition issued in 2006. This Ben Patterson composition, issued on is based on the basic principles of the polyphonic music of the Bantu tribes of West and Central Africa. First principle: the practice of interlocking individual pitches or tones performed by one person into spaces between other pitches or tones performed by another person, thus alternating pitches or tones of one part with those of another part to create a whole. Second principle: use of cyclical and open-ended forms involving one or more ostinato melodic/rhythmic pattern as a foundation. Third principle: community participation... non-specialists are encouraged to join in long performances with much repetition. Fourth principle: rhythmic complexity with the juxtaposition of double and triple patterns, multiple layering of different patterns, and interaction between a core foundation and improvised parts. And, most important, the family ownership of a specific tone: in the musical culture of these tribes, each ancestral family owns and is responsible for one or more specific tones, which must be sounded at specific points, sequencing with the many other specific tones owned by other families, to create a seamless melody. Ben Patterson made a music based on this information by taking the initials of artists listed in Fluxus: The Most Radical and Experimental Art Movement of the Sixties and encoding them in basic International Morse Code. These dots and dashes were then performed on a Yamaha DJX keyboard (voice pattern setting), connected to a Digitech JamMan Looper (over-dub setting), connected to an Eurorack MX 602A mixer. Front cover reproducing the original score." - Alga Marghen.
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Artist: V/A
Title: Avant Marghen Vol. 4
Format: 7 LP Box Set
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $176.00
"New volume of the Avant Marghen series in a numbered edition of 80 copies. This luxury black boxset edition actually includes the fourth group of 7 LPs previously issued for the VocSon series and now sold out. Each individual LP record includes a numbered Avant Marghen inner-sleeve. LP 1 to 4) François Dufrene Oeuvre Désintégrale 4 LP set. First 80 copies from the original pressing of 345 copies issued in 2007, presented here with minimal hand-elaboration on each sleeve. François Dufrenes impressive work, along with that of Gil J. Wolman and Brion Gysin, was a strong influence for experimental poets like Henri Chopin, Bernard Heidsieck and Ake Hodell. LP1) Oeuvre Désintégrale 1 LP includes an 18-minute-long crirythme from 1969 as well as Osmose-art, a long piece from 1969 divided into two suites where Dufrene superimposes his crirhythms to classical music. LP2) Oeuvre Désintégrale 2 LP includes six majestic crirythmes (created between 1965 and 1976) as well as Eryximaque, suite choreographique au Tombeau de Pierre Larusse, a work halfway between the written text and the sound poem whose unity is achieved through Dufrene performing it, a masterpiece of synthesis of active poetry. LP3) Oeuvre Désintégrale 3 LP includes two Lecture-collages dating from 1965, adding jazz music (especially drum and percussion pieces) to poems marked by strong Lettristic esthetic. One of his most extreme crirythmes, titled Belles nuisances, hantez nos nuits, dating from 1970, is also included on this record. LP4) Oeuvre Désintégrale 4 LP includes three breathtaking crirythmes as well as two Comptinuum from his early on-progress works started in 1958. LP5) Charlemagne Palestine Voice Studies LP, limited to 80 numbered copies pressed on dark blue vinyl and featuring a new sleeve, only available with this boxset edition. Palestines introduction to music or sound was first with his own voice. This LP includes the very early Surrealistic Studies, using a Webcor reel-to-reel tape recorder, discovering a technique of shouting into the microphone and immediately pulling it out, creating an interior echo chamber where the sound would turn around on itself, changing and distorting. Voice + Piano Study I & II are short and beautiful piano improvisations with tape superimposition of accelerated voice pieces. In Voice Study Charlemagne sings in a falsetto duet with himself on two separate tracks in a resonant space, searching for intervals that resonate together and respond like electronic sound wave oscillators played against each other. LP6) Gherasim Luca Two Poems LP. First 80 copies from the original pressing of 385 copies issued in 2009. Created in close connection to Sten Hanson who invited the Rumenian artist at Fylkingen in the very beginning of the 1970s and made him discover the possibilities of the advanced EMS electronic music studio of Stockholm. The two recordings presented here are quite unique as they are the only poems by Gherasim Luca created through the use of electronic manipulations. Autres Secrets Du Vide Et Du Plein (April 1971) and Crimes Sens Initiales (April 1972) were both performed at the 1971 and 1972 Text-Sound Festivals of Stockholm. Including an essay by Henri Chopin. LP7) Charlemagne Palestine & Simone Forti Illuminations LP. First 80 copies from the original pressing of 365 copies issued in 2010. Duo interactions, illuminated with dim red lights. The three previously unreleased recordings on this LP were made between October and December 1971." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: V/A
Title: OU 20-21/OU 23-24
Format: Picture Disc LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $44.00
"Available now in very limited quantities (less than 40 copies of each title) the single picture LPs of the Revue OU series. The picture LPs are the same pressing as the one included in the Avant Marghen Vol.3 boxset, but they are not numbered. Including Bernard Heidsieck Poème-partition D4P, Ou Art Poétique; Brion Gysin I Am; Brion Gysin Pistol-Poem; Henri Chopin Vibrespace; François Dufrêne Batteries Vocales; François Dufrêne Paix En Algérie; François Dufrêne Ténu-Tenu; Mimmo Rotella 7 Poèmes Phonétiques; Bernard Heidsieck Poème-Partition J; Bernard Heidsieck Poème-Partition H1 + H2: Le Quatrième plan; Brion Gysin 3 Permutations; Henri Chopin Lénergie Du Sommeil. - Alga Marghen.

Artist: V/A
Title: OU 28-29/OU 30-31
Format: Picture Disc LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $44.00
Including François Dufrêne Triptycrirythme; Paul De Vree Verokina; Paul De Vree Ogenblik; Paul De Vree Kleine Caroli; Paul De Vree Vertigo Gil; Paul De Vree Een Roos A Rose; Henri Chopin Sol Air; Henri Chopin Le Corps.

Artist: V/A
Title: OU 34-35/OU 36-37
Format: Picture Disc LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $44.00
"Including François Dufrêne Haut-Satur (June 1967); François Dufrêne Haut-Satur (December 1967); François Dufrêne Haut-Satur (November 1968); Bob Cobbing Marvo Movie Natter; Bob Cobbing Spontaneous Appealinair Vontemprate Apollinaire; Henri Chopin Mes Bronches; Ladislav Novák La Structure Phonétique De La Langue Tchèque; Hugh Davies Shozyg 1 & 2; Sten Hanson Dont Hesitate Do It, Do It Right Now; Sten Hanson The Glorious Desertion; Henri Chopin Les Grenouilles dAristophane; Bernard Heidsieck Ravaillac, Tu Connais?: Passe-Partout N° 1".

Artist: V/A
Title: OU 38-39/OU 40-41
Format: Picture Disc LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $44.00
Including Henri Chopin Le Rire Est Debout; Bengt Emil Johnson Among II; Sten Hanson Revolution; Sten Hanson Railroad Poem; Jacques Bekaert The Day After; J.A. Da Silva Audio-Poem; William S. Burroughs Valentine Day Reading; Brion Gysin Poems; Bernard Heidsieck Chapeau: Passe-Partout N° 4; Henri Chopin La Soleil Est Mécanique.

Artist: V/A
Title: Rumori Alla Rotonda
Format: CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"Live recording at the Rotonda del Pellegrini, Milan, January 21st, 1959 featuring John Cage, Morton Feldman, Juan Hidalgo, Leopoldo La Rosa, and Walter Marchetti. Among all the events involving John Cage during the long stay in Europe that followed his controversial appearance at Darmstadt Ferienkurse in September 1958, the concert he held in Milan on January 21st perhaps represents a less well known episode. Featuring Cages intervention both as composer and performer of ones own work as well as of two piano pieces by Morton Feldman, the concert at Pellegrinis Rotonda may be considered the first event of experimental music in Europe in which the presentation of American and European composers consciously acted on an equal aesthetic horizon. Both the set of pieces in the program and the peculiar environmental frame of the concert emphasized the radical aesthetic conceptions of the compositions performed. Cages choice was highly representative and relapsed into those works of his recent catalog that represented conscious neutralization of compositive intention. "Duo" opens the concert, consisting of parts for flute and viola excerpted from his celebrated "Concert for Piano and Orchestra." Cage then completed his participation in the concert, besides performing some unspecified numbers from "Music for Piano," also performing two of the three "Piano Pieces" with which Morton Feldman, in 1954, was converted to adopt the aleatory graphic notations. Juan Hidalgo, Walter Marchetti, and Leopoldo La Rosa premiered six compositions purposefully written for this occasion, employing aleatory procedures for the first time in their works. Both Hidalgo and Marchetti wrote a trio and a quartet firstly following a common notational stylization, which provides the spatial distribution of a prearranged, but reversible sequence of intervals within a flexible temporal grid, structured on a time limit. Exploiting the circular architectonic structure of the concert hall, all the performers were spread abroad among the audience, with the piano exactly in the center. The concert at Pellegrinis Rotonda was characterized by the performance of works that accepted the indeterminacy as their own operative premise, but also for having been a collective event in which the individual contribution of each composer mutually acted as autonomous elements. The edition includes a 36-page essay with photos and full documentation of the event." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: V/A
Title: Sounds of Silence
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $30.00
2017 repress. "Sounds of Silence is an anthology of some of the most intriguing silent tracks in recording history and includes rare works, among others, by Andy Warhol, John Lennon, Maurice Lemaitre, Sly & The Family Stone, Robert Wyatt, John Denver, Whitehouse, Orbital, Crass, Ciccone Youth, Afrika Bambaataa and of course, Yves Klein. In their own quiet way, these silences speak volumes: they are performative, political, critical, abstract, poetic, cynical, technical, absurd. They can be intended as a memorial or a joke, a special offer, or something entirely undefined. The carefully-chosen silences of this anthology are intrinsically linked to the medium of reproduction itself and reveal its nude materiality. They expose their medium in all its facets and imperfections, including the effect of time and wear. At the most basic level, these silences are surfaces. And it is in their materiality that they distinguish themselves from the conceptual experiments of John Cage with "4 33". Since the 1950s, silence has found a place in the economic structure of the record industry and since then it would increasingly be appropriated by a vast array of artists in a vast array of contexts. Indeed, the silent tracks seem to know no boundaries. The LP presents the silences as they were originally recorded, preserving any imperfection that the hardware conferred upon the enterprise, without banning the possibility of being satisfying to the ear. The liner notes provide historical background for each track, revealing the stated (or presumed) motivations for these silences, while providing novel sound correspondences or interferences. This album is meant to be played loud (or not), at any time, in any place: a true aural experience. Only 250 copies available for distribution, in a gatefold iconic sleeve." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: WOLMAN, GIL
Title: Wolman et son double
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
“Is it to "en finir avec cette idée des chefs-doeuvre" ("be done with this idea of masterpieces"), asAntonin Artaud proclaimed, that Gil J Wolman calls his recording Wolman et son double, in a détournement of Artauds famous essay collection and "masterpiece" Le Théâtre et son double (The Theatre and Its Double) (1938)? Artauds Tête-à-têteperformance at the Théâtre du Vieux Colombier on January 13, 1947, had a major impact on the future sound poets of the "poésie physique," François Dufrêne, Jean-Louis Brau, and Gil J Wolman. The "poésie physique" of Gil J Wolman, his "mégapneumie" (poems of breath and sound) appeared as soon as 1950 and eventually developed into an improvisation for breath and organic sounds originating from the throat and the whole body. The work seems to be designed to disturb the human aspect of speech. Wolman et son double, a previously unreleased recording probably from the late 70s, is Wolmans most theatrical -- as well as musical and lyrical -- piece. This is due to its duration and above all to its experimental recording techniques; Wolman records a series of improvisations on a 30-minute track, then mixes them with a new series of mégapneumes. The mixing and manipulations with echo and Larsen effects are a novelty if compared to the other mégapneumes recordings. The first track begins with a hum, immediately overlaid by Wolmans "poésie physique": hoarseness, cough, strangulation, twisting, wheeze, rumbling, hiccups, asphyxia; a whole set of gripes against himself and his speech. Wolman breaths and winces, he mimes the impacts, the scars of the blows by an invisible fighter, actually his double. Wolman et son double suggests a theatrical set, with characters entering the stage of the mégapneume. They are archetypes rather than psychological characters: a dybbuk or an old witch with a sardonic laugh; the drum major with his martial clicks; several warbling, trumpeting and barking animals, mad masters of a human speech conspiracy. Before the pieces end, an insolent call for a national strike is heard. Artaud observed that "actors in France no longer know how to do anything but talk"; Wolman et son double may well be the national strike from that show, from "masterpiece" art.” - Alga Marghen.

Artist: DOG LADY ISLAND
Title: Dolor Aria
Format: CD
Label: Alien Passengers
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
“A plateau in the desert of memory, a post in the monotony of time.” - Alien Passengers.

Artist: DOG LADY ISLAND
Title: Dolor Aria
Format: Cass
Label: Alien Passengers
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
“A plateau in the desert of memory, a post in the monotony of time.” - Alien Passengers.
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Artist: GOOD AREA
Title: Daily Bread
Format: Cass
Label: Alien Passengers
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
Edition of 100 copies. “Our first ghost was a disaster of ghosts, our first words straining in the permanent work of fog.” - Alien Passengers.
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Artist: JSCA
Title: No Ends
Format: Cass
Label: Alien Passengers
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
Edition of 100.
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Artist: KOPP, HERMANN
Title: Sinekdoxa
Format: Cass
Label: Alien Passengers
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
Edition of 200. "Hermann Kopp started recording songs on tape in the seventies, combining his violin with a Moog imitation in a very personal and minimal approach to music, with lyrics that bordered on surrealism. After his first Mini-LP in 1981 and his �Pop�-LP of 1983, he became the fifth member of the experimental synthesizer band Keine Ahnung. After a first band split, Hermann Kopp was contacted by filmmaker J�rg Buttgereit in order to participate in the scores for �Nekromantik�, later in �Der Todesking� and finally in �Nekromantik 2�. In 1991, he exiled from Germany and has been living in various European countries since."
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Artist: LOSONCY, GABI
Title: Didnt Take Much
Format: Cass
Label: Alien Passengers
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
Edition of 100. Debut solo release by this former member of Good Area.
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Artist: MUKAI, TAKAHIRO
Title: In a Hardly Audible Voice
Format: Cass
Label: Alien Passengers
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
Edition of 100.
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Artist: VOM GRILL
Title: Sierbeesten
Format: LP
Label: Alien Passengers
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"There is nothing more vexing than the relentless transformation of everything. (May 1, 2014). : Dennis Tyfus (tape, loops, voice) : Kris Delacourt (mastering and editing) White vinyl. Edition of 250." -Alien Passengers.

Artist: WESTBERG, NORMAN
Title: Idling Live
Format: Cass
Label: Alien Passengers
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
Edition of 200. Norman Westberg is a longtime member of Swans.
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Artist: 1115
Title: Post Europe
Format: LP
Label: Alien Transistor
Country: Germany
Price: $19.00
Printed inner sleeve. Includes download code. "... A listeners first impression may suggest the enchanted soundscape of a fatigued electronic soloist, but 1115 are a duo: Fehler Kuti and Grey provide us with a sonic vision that can only emerge from the synthesis of two radical minds. Think of the meetings of Suicide, Yello, or The KLF: A pop big bang of conceptual art and bodily music. The fusion of Fehlers onomatopoeic vocal tracks and Greys bass/organ/808-drum machine elements create a unique and original work; an Afrofuturistic musique concrete, which could not be heavier in its psychedelic might. Totally hypnotised, we hear old instruments, lost along an ocean passage. . . . The plot of this supposed instrumental music is, in short, a story of invisibility -- and of how this invisibility, experienced as negation and extinction, is given a visually audible expression through the invention of a new language. . . . If we follow 1115 down their Underground Railroad, a mythology that becomes more vivid with each station emerges, and takes on a cartographic form. A spatial sculpture made of music! Fehler Kuti performs the role of the Invisible Stranger -- without any use of language in the semantic sense -- not in a dissimilar way to Caetano Veloso on Araçá Azul or Miles Davis, though different and novel. Once you understand that Miles Davis did nothing else but tell stories of racism and alienation throughout his career, will you then understand Post-Europe. Post-Europe is therefore not only music, just as an opera is not only music. Drawn into the deep, through subtext and shiftwork, 1115 dive through a stream of electronic music alongside colleagues like Arca and Dean Blunt, Drexicya and Dopplereffekt, as well as Juan Atkins and Moritz von Oswald, Rahsaan Roland Kirk and Sun Ra. But the voices of the libretto belong to the non-musicians and non-artists, the erased and forgotten. The invisibles. If we listen to the phonograph patiently while playing this music, unheard sounds surface. In time, voices tear off, and become distinct. They say what they need to say. They let others speak. And suddenly there is a space... that unfolds, that speaks. Deep inside it, an ancient lament emerges, wrapped within the invisible words: What did I do to be so black and blue? ..." -Pico Be.

Artist: MACHINEFABRIEK
Title: Vergezichten
Format: 10"
Label: Alien Transistor
Country: Germany
Price: $14.00
"Rutger Zuydervelt aka Machinefabriek is a master of self-made sound and time-stretching, sensitively handling organic recordings and samples on countless releases, and regards preset sounds in an organ or a cheap keyboard as a tonal find, as a part of the cacophony of everyday life. These bontempi-rhythms plus the computer-stretched sounds of saxophone (Espen Reinertsen) and voice (Mariska Baars) are the base elements of "Vergezicht 1" and "Vergezicht 2." It is stunning how Zuydervelt manages to produce depth and meditative calm with this supposedly soul-less material." -Alien Transistor.

Artist: TENNISCOATS
Title: Music Exists Disc 1
Format: LP
Label: Alien Transistor
Country: Germany
Price: $19.00
“The first part of a four-part vinyl edition of Tenniscoats masterpiece Music Exists, a work of intimate, wonderful, psychedelic folk music. Includes double-sided fold-out insert. Tenniscoats have devoted followers all over the world, but their releases have always been hard to find outside of Japan. Except for their album Tokinouta (2011), which saw a very limited run on vinyl, and the seminal Two Sunsets, their 2009 collaboration with The Pastels (and a small handful of 7"s), there were never any vinyl releases, and the CDs were hard to get for anyone who doesnt speak or read Japanese. So this release is a chance to dive deep into the beautiful, unique world of the Tenniscoats and their magnum opus Music Exists. Tenniscoats are a duo that has enjoyed a long career in the music scene of their home country of Japan since their formation in 1996. They have collaborated with unique artists from different backgrounds (Tape, The Pastels, Pastacas, Jad Fair) while maintaining their own laid-back approach and sound. Their songs are built primaril