fusetron

recent arrivals/ news/ everything/ list of labels/ list of artists/ specials/ second-hand/ contact


by artist / 0-9    A    B    C    D    E    F    G    H    I    J    K    L    M    N    O    P    Q    R    S    T    U    V    W    X    Y    Z    V/A \   by label

Artist: CIANI, SUZANNE
Title: Lixiviation
Format: CD
Label: B-Music
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Amazing comp of classically trained/avant-minded commercial composer Suzanne Ciani, the "American Delia Derbyshire Of The Atari Generation." Ciani stands alongside the likes of Pauline Oliveros, Daphne Oram, and Ursula Bogner in the continuum of female early electronic knob-twiddlers that wouldve never gone out on a date with you. "With a sonic portfolio that boasts commissions for the Xenon classic pinball machine, the sounds for the Meco Star Wars theme, the Atari TV commercials and the electronic sound effects in the original Stepford Wives film (amongst many others) the mutant electronic music CV of Suzanne Ciani is proof that in a 1970s commercial world of boys toys, monopolised by a male dominated media industry, a womans touch was the essential secret ingredient to successful sonic seduction. A classically trained musician with an MA in music composition this American Italian pianist was first introduced to the synthesizer via her connections in the art world when abstract Sculptor and collaborator Harold Paris introduced Suzanne to synthesizer designer Don Buchla who created the instrument that would come to define Cianis synthetic sound (The Buchla Synthesiser). Cutting her teeth providing self-initiated electronic music projects for art galleries, experimental film directors, pop record producers and proto-video nasties Suzanne soon located to New York where she quickly became the first point of call for electronic music services in both the underground experimental fields and the commercial advertising worlds alike. Counting names like Vangelis and Harald Bode amongst her close friends Suzanne and her Ciani Musica companybecame the testing ground for virtually any type of new developments in electronic and computerized music amassing an expansive vault of commercially unexposed electronic experiments which have remained untouched for over 30 years... until now." -B-Music.




Artist: EMERALD WEB
Title: The Stargate Tapes
Format: CD
Label: B-Music
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
“2013 release. Sharing social circles and spiritual ideologies with artists such as Iasos, Connie Demby and Deuter, whilst splitting label release schedules with Laraaji, Laurie Spiegel and Wendy Carlos, the unique Florida-raised soul mate duo known as Emerald Web released their privately pressed debut LP at an axis where post-prog rock met proto-new age and ambient electronic music. At the turn of the 1980s, Bob Stohl and Kat Epple embarked on a ten-year spiritual journey playing at planetariums and laser shows above the same Californian silicon city that devised the early computer music software, unifying their state-of-the-art modular synth soundscapes and organic compositions of flutes, bells and field recordings and furnishing a self-pressed cassette tapeography of inimitable Emerald Web music for their self-funded Stargate label. Having first communicated via the medium of music as flute players at a South Florida jam session, the future space music luminaries would be instrumental in assisting synthesizer companies via feedback and consultancy in developing instruments such as the Lyricon wind synth (favored by Suzanne Ciani and Bruno Spoerri) and various sponsored machines for Arp, Buchla, EML, Computone and Orchestron. Named after a laser show formation and combining influences from science fiction films, fantasy novels and a broad musical spectrum including Tangerine Dream, Vangelis, Its A Beautiful Day and Goro Yamaguchi, Bob and Kat would balance day jobs as synth programmers as well as TV and film soundtrackers under the moniker BobKat Productions (counting microscope nature documentarian Carl Sagan amongst their clients) with evening synthesizer shows at galleries, spiritual centers and even punk clubs. This compilation album comprises early tracks from Emerald Webs debut vinyl release and the four rare cassette-only albums on Stargate Records from 1979-1982. Taken from original master tapes and recorded using revolutionary and prototypal music technology, many of these tracks have never been on vinyl or CD until now.” - B-Music.

Artist: ILAIYARAAJA
Title: Ilectro
Format: CD
Label: B-Music
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
“For the uninitiated, the composer of this music is also a master craftsman who, throughout the 1980s, combined his off-the-wall ideas and sky high expectations using craft, experimental technology and a trusted team of participants to help concoct some truly bizarre local produce in mass quantity without compromise. Ilaiyaraaja, known to his family as Gnanadesikan, and to many of his zillion strong fan base as Isaignani (meaning musical genius in Tamil) represents the epitome of a nostalgic national treasure, especially for a single solo composer in the Tamil micro music industry. His euphoric electrified music of the 70s and 80s (and beyond) captures every essence of joy and jubilation and is still used in celebration as much as it is celebrated in its own right. A man of humble physical stature and sparsely equipped with a self-sufficient studio of compact electronic devices, Ilaiyaraaja literally commands celebration with his single-handed symphonies. Defying any fair comparisons in the Western world (besides inadequate parallels to Joe Meek and Jean-Pierre Massiera), it is also virtually impossible to find similar electronic mavericks in the East. Imagine a mixture between Turkeys Ilhan Mimaroglu and the acidic synthesizer ragas of Charanjit Singh and youre still left short of the songs. Essentially, Ilaiyaraaja is to the local Kollywood film industry what RD Burman/Bappi Lahiri or M.Ashraf/Tafo are to Bollywood and Lollywood, but then remember that Ilaiyaraaja is a one-man band, with a single vision and zero competition. This compilation reveals more tasty treats from B-Musics ongoing obsession with The Crown Prince Of Tamil Pop -- focusing on his growth in the mid-1980s as a confident young composer adding freak pop fuel to the flickering flame of Kodambakkams Kollywood film industry, while embracing domestic synthesizer technology and fusing the power of electro and synth pop to his Carnatic canon.” - B-Music.

Artist: SLOAN AND CLONE, GARY
Title: Harmonitalk
Format: CD
Label: B-Music
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Alaska, 1980. The robotic harmonica and his Clones have landed on glacier planes. Meet mutant commander Gary Sloan -- this is the dawn of Harmonitalk! Less than 100 copies of this privately-pressed Alaskan electronic harmonica album by the tight-knit synth trio called Clone actually survived the journey out of their Anchorage base camp, leaving an explosive trail of unidentified synth-pop, new age, low-fi blues, techno, vocoded folk-funk and prog-rock blazing behind them. See what happens when a homespun innocent blues collective become possessed by the souls of Vangelis. Klaus Schulze and Suzanne Ciani on the frost-bitten film set of John Carpenters The Thing." - B-Music.

Artist: T.R.A.S.E.
Title: Tape Recorder And Synthesiser Ensemble
Format: CD
Label: B-Music
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"2013 release. Known amongst a small group of teenage friends as T.R.A.S.E. (Tape Recorder And Synthesiser Ensemble) this previously-unearthed and fully-formed electronic music project was spearheaded by a 16-year-old schoolboy as an extension of his woodwork, metalwork and science classes in 1981. Composed and recorded using a self-made synth, audio mixer and electronic percussion units, T.R.A.S.E. would bridge the gap between a love for sci-fi horror soundtracks, Gary Numan B-sides and an extracurricular hobby as a sound and lighting designer for school plays -- bequeathing a backstory as unique and unfathomable as the individualistic sonic results that he would finally commit to C90. Having successfully recorded his only solo album, Electronic Rock (which was never duplicated beyond his own demo copy), this early musical achievement by Andy Popplewell stands up as a rare self-initiated example of embryonic experimental electro pop and genuine outsider music, marking the early domestication of synthesizers and the dawn of electronic home recording studios with uninhibited results. Unhindered by adult concepts like self-consciousness, popular snobbery, fashion, pride and fear of failure (while funded by paper rounds and odd jobs in his Mancunian community), Andy, armed with the plans to the Chorosynth kit module, an old junk shop piano keyboard and some hand-me-down tools from his deceased dad, would fill an exercise book with plans, arrangements and self-penned new wave pop lyrics to fully realize the potential of his one-man synthetic symphony. Reaping the benefits of his own stenciled circuit boards and soldering iron skills (whilst occasionally enlisting the part time help of his younger brother on guitar), T.R.A.S.E.s homemade technology pop continued to bloom right up until the very cusp of adolescence when careers officers and real life responsibilities saw the end of Andys reel-to-reel multitracking, which is finally presented here for the first time since it was sung and played. This ambitious cross section of robotic funk and moody soundscape sequences gives instrumental nods to John Carpenter and Kraftwerk next to unpolished vocal drones worthy of a sedated Human League or Joy Division, all of whom shared radio dial digits amongst Giorgio Moroder, Tubeway Army and The Glitter Band as Popplewells clearest unabashed influences. T.R.A.S.E.s final hiatus was followed by Andys working education in London under BBC employment as a trainee radio engineer (not far from the closed door of the Radiophonic Workshop) which has since led to a widespread reputation as one of the countrys leading independent tape engineers/editors/archivists, indiscriminately splicing and baking vintage tapes for anyone in-between Alpha in Brussels and ZTT in London, and having worked with hundreds of reputable studios, pop stars and media companies throughout his career." - B-Music.

Artist: V/A
Title: Pomegranates
Format: CD
Label: B-Music
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Its no accident that the phoenix is an exalted moral, mythical, and figurative symbol in Iran. Like the phoenix, Iranian culture is in constant flux and, at times, elusive, with its existential wavering and blurred panoramas. Most of contemporary Irans artistic and creative leanings, its grapples with history and identity, are loosely and mystically conjoined and contested in memory. Iran is marked by the complex interplay of diverse constituencies, philosophies, and influences: ethnic, religious, political, geopolitical and historical. The glorification of pre-Islamic antiquity (in search of authentication) marked the socio-cultural attitude of a bygone era and is witnessing revival in the present day. The discordant reality of eastern traditions complicated by the rampant confusions of modernity has become a norm in Persian dialogue, not to mention revolution, exile, and diaspora. Like many other countries, the sixties and seventies were a time of tumult in Iran, bringing growth (via petrodollars) and freedom (under the banner of socioeconomic development) while exacerbating inequalities within the country. The music and voices that blossomed during those decades exemplify the turbulence and excitement of the age. It is worth recognizing these left out and lost artists individually and as a group in the global happenings of 60s/70s psych, rock and folk, while exploring their influence and relevance to the present day. Is it possible that there is a genus of delectable sounds and fetching images that almost exclusively reside in the elbowroom of memory and nostalgic yesteryear storytelling? Little consideration has been given to the correlation of these sounds and stories within the universal psychedelic phenomena: parallel to the shared stylistics of British and American players, and the radical politicking of their Turkish and Korean counterparts. This collection endeavors to re-contextualize these songs from the realm of reminiscence, nostalgia, and memory into a specific and accessible narrative to share and relate within the universal musical gamut. It is for aficionados, the curious, and collectors alike. We hope that Iranians around the world will rediscover these songs. This collection is, in some sense, dedicated to a generation in self-imposed mental exile, due to years of war and catastrophe; decades of lies and bombs; a fundamentalist theocracy of reformist shams; addiction; isolation and alienation; unemployment, and inflation. These are voices and stories that may again prove relevant to a psychologically damaged and spiritually corrupt society, a society whose discontents recall the latter years of the Shahs rule. The recordings excavated here are highly sexual musings, voluble love songs, and simple folk tunes." -B-Music

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

Artist: COLTRANE, ALICE
Title: Turiya
Format: LP
Label: B.Free
Country: Germany
Price: $29.00
Limited LP reissue of the 1982 cassette released by Avatar Book Institute. "If 1970s Journey in Satchidananda was a game changer for you then prepare yourself for this obscure 1982 cassette only release just out on CD. Alice Coltranes vocals are other worldly as if she made up her own language (in the form of Vedic Chants) its a spiritual message drowned in a sea of massive organ swirls and swells coupled to a string section that cant be described. These cassettes were originally sold at her Ashrams Avatar Book Institute. They are a total revelation for any Alice Coltrane fan and a missing link in her story." - Pat Thomas, author of Listen, Whitey! The Sights and Sounds of Black Power 1965-1975.
SOLD OUT

Artist: HOTCOMB, JETT AND THE TALENTED HAIRDOS
Title: Give Us This Day Our Swingin Bread
Format: 7"
Label: B.U.F.M.S.
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"Homemade Christian lounge music from the late 70s, previously available as a free cassette (self-released via the Jett 3:16 label) for guests at a now-defunct rural motel in Butte County. Two tracks with a full band ("Jesus Digs Me" and "The Lords Prayer") and two recorded a cappella in the shower ("Live and Let Die" and "Shampoo Bottle"). Includes reproductions of four period handbills and business cards, as well as a Butte County Free Music Society pink flamingo swizzle stick. One-sided 7-inch pressed in an edition of 200." - B.U.F.M.S.

Artist: AMON DUUL
Title: Live in Munchen 17 November 1969
Format: LP
Label: B13
Country: Italy
Price: $29.00
Renate Knaup-Kroaetenschwanz, vocals, Chris Karrer, guitar, Johannes Weinzierl, bass , Peter Leopold, drums, Falk U. Rogner, organ. Clear green vinyl in PVC sleeve with yellow lettering. Limited edition 500 copies.

Artist: ASH RA TEMPEL
Title: Reunion, a Double Promo Album By Ash Ra Tempel
Format: Double LP
Label: B13
Country: Russian Federation
Price: $55.00
Double 140 gram 3-sided double LP on splatter vinyl with multicolored labels in a PVC sleeve. Limited edition of 500 copies. "Rare recording of Ash Ra Tempel, live at the Weisshaus Theatre in Cologne in 1973. Features the original line-up with Klaus Schulze (who had left the band in 1971) once again on drums and electric lap guitar! This three-sided double LP features the rare 43 min Dédié à Harmut and the 28 min Ooze Away." -B13
SOLD OUT

Artist: AYLER, ALBERT
Title: Live In Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France, 25th July, 1970
Format: LP
Label: B13
Country: Italy
Price: $29.00
"Just a few months before Albert Ayler presumably jumped to his death from the Statue of Liberty ferry into the frigid November waters of NYCs East River he was on stage for two energy filled nights at the Fondation de Maeght in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France. Little did he know at the time that the recordings from these live performances would be his last. Although the band is not of the same calibre as some of his earlier ensembles, Ayler -- largely with the help of Call Cobbs on piano -- still manages one of the best live performances of his career. Although he had spent recent years flirting with R&B, here Ayler returns to the free jazz splendor of his ESP-Disk recordings playing classics from this period like Spirits, Holy Family and Spirits Rejoice. Originally released on the French Shandar label in 1970. Also with Steve Tintweiss (bass) and Allen Blairman (drums). White vinyl LP in clear plastic sleeve with red lettering. Limited edition 500 copies." -B13

Artist: AYLER, ALBERT
Title: Live In Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France, 27th July, 1970
Format: LP
Label: B13
Country: Italy
Price: $29.00
"Albert Aylers second night at Live In Saint-Paul-de-Vence, performing "Truth Is Marching In," "Universal Message," "Spiritual Reunion" and "Music Is The Healing Force of the Universe," featuring vocals by Aylers girlfriend, Mary Maria Parks. Grey vinyl LP in clear plastic sleeve with blue lettering. Limited edition 500 copies." -B13.

Artist: BLUES CREATION
Title: Recorded Live At The All Japan Folk Jamboree August, 7 1971
Format: LP
Label: B13
Country: Italy
Price: $29.00
"Blues Creation was formed in 1969 by Japanese axe-hero Kazuo Takeda, along with fellow guitarist Koh Eiryu and singer Fumio Nunoya (later of Dew). Initially influenced by the likes of the Yardbirds and Cream, group mastermind Takeda soon decided to move the heavier territory occupied by bands like Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin. But at the same time Blues Creation had morphed into something truly original, focused more on song writing and looking into their own Japanese roots as well as to the West. By the time this live performance was recorded in August, 1971 at the 2nd All Japan Folk Jamboree, Takedas Blues Creation was a force to be reckoned with. Plays a mix of originals (sung in English) and well-selected covers, as always Blues Creations sound hinges entirely on Takedas impressive handiwork on the fretboard." -B13. 140 gram vinyl. Clear red vinyl in transparent PVC sleeve with blue lettering. Limited edition 500 copies.
SOLD OUT

Artist: CAN
Title: A Double Promo Album By Can
Format: Double LP
Label: B13
Country: Russian Federation
Price: $55.00
"Vocalist Damo Suzukis departure from Can in 1973 had forced the band to re-evaluate their sound. Now with Michael Karoli and Irmin Schmidt sharing vocal duties, the band had also begun drawing on influences from disco and glam. While still remaining staunchly outside the mainstream, they undoubtedly became more accessible to a wider audience, and soon had a huge fan base in the UK. In fact, just a few months after playing the live show found on this double LP (recorded in Lyon in January of 1976), Can was even on Top of the Pops!" -B13. Double 140 gram clear vinyl with multicolored labels in a PVC sleeve. Limited edition of 500 copies.

Artist: CAN
Title: Future Days Live
Format: LP
Label: B13
Country: Italy
Price: $29.00
"This album is made up of one long jam session recorded live-in-studio at Inner Space in Cologne during the 1973 Future Days sessions. More ambient than their previous efforts, Future Days was also singer Damo Suzukis final album with Can. Members of Can had first encountered the self-defined 20th century nomad, Kenji Damo Suzuki, a few years earlier on the streets of Cologne. It was shortly after original Can vocalist Malcolm Mooney had left the band and they were left without a singer on the night of a sold-out concert. Upon spying Damo on the streets of Cologne, Holger Czukay just walked up to him and asked him if he wanted to sing at the concert - no rehearsal, just get up on stage with the band and sing. Damo, of course, accepted and the classic Can line-up was born." - B13. 140 gram LP. Clear purple vinyl with red label in PVC sleeve with black lettering. Limited edition 500 copies.

Artist: CAN
Title: Live at Aston University, Birmingham
Format: LP
Label: B13
Country: Russian Federation
Price: $29.00
"Extremely rare recording of Can performing live at Aston University in Birmingham, on March 4, 1977 and featuring the new addition of Rebop Kwaku Baah (the Ghanian percussionist well-known for his work with Traffic, Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton, etc.) and Roscoe Gee (a Jamaican bassist who had also recorded with Traffic). Holger Czukay, now freed from bass duties, began experimenting with an array of electronic sounds, which he also began adding to the mix in part to counterbalance Cans new supercharged rhythm section. This period was actually the bands most commercially successful, with their disco-infused single I Want More topping the UK charts in 1976. 140 gram clear vinyl in a PVC sleeve. Limited edition of 500 copies." -B13.

Artist: CAN
Title: Live In Hannover
Format: LP
Label: B13
Country: Russian Federation
Price: $29.00
"High quality live FM radio broadcast from Hannover on 11 April 1976 featuring the pied piper of the early seventies British hippy scene Magic Michael (Michael Cousins) on vocals. Michael, like Rodney Bingenheimer, was more famous for who he knew than for what he actually did, although he did appear on the Greasy Truckers Party LP in 1972, the A Bunch of Stiff Records compilation in 1977, and also collaborated with members of the Damned. Michael had also auditioned to be Cans vocalist after Damo left the band, but was rejected, so it is interesting to hear what a post-Damo Can might have sounded like with Magic Michael at the helm. 140 gram clear vinyl in a PVC sleeve. Limited edition of 500 copies." -B13.

Artist: CAN
Title: Monster Movie Live
Format: LP
Label: B13
Country: Italy
Price: $29.00
"Formed in Cologne in 1968, the year of the student riots that rocked Europe, Can was the band that rose from the ashes. Three ex-students of avant-garde composer Karlheinz Stockhausen (Holger Czukay, Irmin Schmidt and Michael Karoli), well-known German jazz drummer, Jacki Liebezeit and American singer, Malcolm Mooney took rock music and turned it on its head. Although the band was still playing traditional instruments, their spontaneous compositions had little to do with the rehearsed conventions of rock. Tracks like Father Cannot Yell and the 20-minute Yoo Doo Right from their debut LP Monster Movie, and recorded live in Cologne in July 1969, were the first steps into the beyond, setting the tone for a whole new genre of German music that the world would soon be calling krautrock." - B13. 140 gram LP. Red vinyl with red label in PVC sleeve with black lettering. Limited edition 500 copies.

Artist: CAN
Title: Tago Mago Live
Format: LP
Label: B13
Country: Italy
Price: $29.00
"Recorded in 1971 at Cans Inner Space Studio in Cologne during the Tago Mago sessions. These two long tracks represent a live-in-studio jam where Damos vocals have really become an essential component in the bands sound. Amazing groove-heavy jams that were eons ahead of their time. This band was at its absolute creative peak. In 1971, you could press a record while they were using the bathroom and it would still sound good." 140 gram LP. Clear red vinyl with red label in PVC sleeve with black lettering. Limited edition 500 copies." - B13.

Artist: CHERRY, DON
Title: Live in Paris, April 22, 1971
Format: LP
Label: B13
Country: Russian Federation
Price: $29.00
"Clear red vinyl in PVC sleeve. Limited edition 500 copies. In 1971, jazz trumpet player Don Cherry was living in an artists colony in Sweden (where he met his wife, Moki) and becoming deeply interested in world music, which would mark a deep shift in his music from this point onward. In spring of 1971, Cherry traveled to Paris with his avant-garde jazz trio, made up of the great South African bassist, Johnny Dyani, and Turkish percussionist Okay Temiz (who would also appear on his Organic Music Society) to perform live for an audience of French jazz fans." -B13.

Artist: COLEMAN, ORNETTE
Title: Live in Beograd, Yugoslavia - 2 November 1971
Format: LP
Label: B13
Country: Italy
Price: $29.00
"A rare live concert given by Ornette Coleman (on alto, trumpet and violin), tenor saxophonist Dewey Redman, bassist Charlie Haden and drummer Ed Blackwell, in Belgrade in 1971. Coleman performs Hadens Song for Che along with four of his own lesser-known numbers. Clear yellow vinyl in clear plastic sleeve with black lettering (limited edition 500 copies)." -B13.
SOLD OUT

Artist: DEW
Title: Recorded Live At The All Japan Folk Jamboree August, 7 1971
Format: LP
Label: B13
Country: Italy
Price: $29.00
"First ever vinyl reissue of this incredibly rare early 70s Japanese LP recorded live at the 2nd All Japan Folk Jamboree on August, 7 1971. Formed in 1970 by ex-Blues Creation singer Fumio Nunoya, this live album featured a mix of self-penned guitar-heavy psych rock with anguished Japanese vocals along with a few standard blues covers." -B13. 140 gram LP, clear green vinyl in transparent PVC sleeve with blue lettering. Limited edition 500 copies.

Artist: FOTHERINGAY
Title: BBC Live in 1970
Format: LP
Label: B13
Country: Russian Federation
Price: $29.00
"140 gram LP clear vinyl in clear PVC sleeve (ltd. ed. 500 copies). After her legendary tenure with Fairport Convention came to an end in 1969 (during which time she was voted Britains best singer), Sandy Denny, along with Trevor Lucas (of Eclection), decided to put together a new band. In early 1970 Fotheringay, named after a FC song (and featuring the talents of Jerry Donahue and Pat Donaldson), was born. Despite rave reviews along with the release of one excellent album for Island that same year, the band quickly fell apart due to personal reasons. These BBC sessions, recorded in April and November of 1970--and featuring amazing versions of songs like The Sea and The Ballad of Ned Kelly, from their self-titled studio album, as well as versions of songs like Eppie Moray and John The Gun, that were works in progress at the time--are a welcome compendium to their repertoire." -B13.

Artist: GURU GURU
Title: Live in Wiesbaden 1972
Format: LP
Label: B13
Country: Italy
Price: $29.00
"Playing on the same scene as bands like Amon Duul and Can, German prog rock band Guru Guru was formed in 1968 by one of contemporary musics most talented drummers, Mani Neumeier who, in addition to playing drums, was also the bands vocalist and front man. By the time this album was recorded in 1972, bassist Uli Trepte had left the band to play with Neu! and Faust and was replaced with Bruno Schaab of Night Sun (the stellar German prog metal band). This early live album, recorded in Wiesbaden, Germany in front of a crowd of dedicated fans, is essential listening, featuring two extended tracks, the 28-minute Oxymoron, and the 23-minute Guru Guru classic Baby Cake Walk." 140 gram LP. Red vinyl with white label in PVC sleeve with black lettering. Limited edition 500 copies. - B13

Artist: GURU GURU
Title: Live in Wiesbaden 1972/1973
Format: LP
Label: B13
Country: Italy
Price: $29.00
""In 1972 Guru Guru played the Wiesbaden Concert Hall where Neumeier, guitarist Ax Genrich and bassist Bruno Schaab (who had recently replaced Uli Trepte) let loose on one of their most classic tracks, the a 37-minute freakout Ooga Booga. In 1973 the discerning folks of Wiesbaden again invited Guru Guru to play, and this time the band - now featuring the formidable Hans Hartmann (arguably Guru Gurus best in a long line of bass players) - regaled fans with tracks from their recently released LP Dont Call Us (We Call You), Round Dance and Das Zwickmaschinchen. Here, also, Neumeiers superlative drumming is given center stage and one can hear why Mani has consistently earned such high praise." 140 gram LP. Clear red vinyl with white label in PVC sleeve with black lettering. Limited edition 500 copies." - B13

Artist: KOSUGI, TAKEHISA
Title: Studio Improvisations, Tokyo, 16th And 17th September, 1974
Format: LP
Label: B13
Country: Italy
Price: $29.00
"Originally released on CBS Japan in 1975, this solo album by the godfather of Japanese avant-garde music was called one of the top ten Japrock albums of all time in Julian Copes Japrock Sampler. Red vinyl LP in clear plastic sleeve with black lettering. Limited edition 500 copies." -B13

Artist: KRAFTWERK
Title: Live
Format: LP
Label: B13
Country: Italy
Price: $29.00
"Founded in 1970 in Dusseldorf, Kraftwerk was the only German band to rise from the so-called krautrock scene to true international stardom. Of course, it was partially their distinct look that set them apart. At a time when long hair and scruffy clothing was the norm for musicians, Kraftwerk cut their hair short and wore handmade suits. And at a time when guitar rock reigned supreme, Kraftwerk did not even have a guitar player. In fact they soon did away with instruments altogether, becoming one of the first truly electronic bands. With the release of their fifth album Autobahn in 1975 (which mocked the glorification of the shiny modern world that had been built upon the rubble of post-war Germany), Kraftwerk finally achieved major stardom. Kometenmelodie 1 &2 was recorded live in Paris during the Autobahn tour and featured the classic Schneider / Hütter / Bartos / Flür line-up. Side B was recorded live in Utrecht in 1981 shortly after the release of their prophetic Computer World. It features their 1978 hit The Model plus hits from the album, Numbers and Pocket Calculator." - B13. 140 gram LP. Grey vinyl with blue label in PVC sleeve with red lettering. Limited edition 500 copies.

Artist: KRAFTWERK
Title: Live 1971
Format: Double LP
Label: B13
Country: Russian Federation
Price: $55.00
"Rare early Kraftwerk, now for the first time on double vinyl LP. Recorded live at the Gondel Kino (Gondola Cinema) in Bremen, Germany on 25 June 1971 (except for Interzone recorded on the TV program Beat-Club on 22 May 1971), with a rare trio line-up of Florian Schneider, Michael Rother and Klaus Dinger (soon to be of Neu!). This LP represents one of the very few recordings in existence of that brief period in Kraftwerk history after Ralf Hutter had temporarily left the band and before Michael Rother and Klaus Dinger went on to form Neu! Before morphing into the motorik juggernaut they would soon become, Kraftwerk was nothing more than Rother on guitar, Dinger on drums, and Schneider on a tricked-out flute. Just listen to Heavy Metal Kids to unlock the secret door to their past. Double 140 gram clear vinyl with multicolored labels in a PVC sleeve. Limited to 500 copies." -B13.
SOLD OUT

Artist: KRAFTWERK
Title: Live At Ebbets Field In Denver, May 20, 1975
Format: LP
Label: B13
Country: Russian Federation
Price: $29.00
"Amazing 1975 live performances from these kraut-rock originators playing tracks from their Ralf und Florian and Autobahn LPs immediately prior to and during their very first North AmBerican tour. Clear white vinyl in a clear PVC sleeve with blue lettering pressed in a limited edition of 500 copies." -B13.

Artist: SAVAGES
Title: Live in the Studios of Columbia Universitys WKCR on March 21, 1974
Format: LP
Label: B13
Country: Russian Federation
Price: $29.00
"An absolutely electric performance from Sonny and Linda Sharrock with their group The Savages, recorded for NYC radio station WKCR on March 21, 1974. Sonnys guitar playing on this set is a revelation and Lindas wordless vocals complement it perfectly. Groove based experimental jazz at its absolute finest. Limited edition of 500 copies on transparent yellow vinyl." - B13.
SOLD OUT

Artist: SOFT MACHINE
Title: Live 1967-1969
Format: LP
Label: B13
Country: Italy
Price: $29.00
Side one recorded for John Peels Top Gear Show 05/12/1967; side two recorded 10/06/1969. Robert Wyatt, drums and vocals, Mike Ratledge, organ, electric piano and flute, Kevin Ayers, vocals, guitar and bass, Hugh Hopper, bass and alto saxophone, Brian Hopper, soprano sax. Clear vinyl in PVC sleeve with purple lettering. Limited edition 500 copies.

Artist: SOFT MACHINE
Title: The Earliest Recordings
Format: LP
Label: B13
Country: Italy
Price: $29.00
"Technically "proto-Soft Machine", recorded live in London in the early sixties. "The very earliest known recordings by the men who would unwittingly go on to found the influential Canterbury scene and its premiere band, Soft Machine! Culled mostly from sax player Brian Hoppers personal vault of early rehearsal tapes and live performances circa 1962-63 - over 3 years prior to Soft Machines official formation. In 1962, Brians younger brother Hugh was still attending the Simon Langton Grammar School For Boys near Canterbury, as was classmate, Robert Wyatt. Mike Ratledge, had been a classmate of Brians and Daevid Allen was just a freewheeling Australian music lover who was renting a room at Wyatts parents house. The Hopper brothers, Wyatt and Ratledge were drawn in by Allen (who was older) with his Sun Ra records, beat poetry, and tales of the bohemian life in Paris, all of which soon led to talk of starting a band together... as these things often do. The very earliest line-up was Wyatt on drums, Allen on guitar, and Hugh on bass. They called themselves the Daevid Allen Trio. Dear Olde Benny Green Is A-Turning In His Grave is a tune that comes from one of their first live performances at Londons Marquee club in 1963." 140 gram LP. Clear vinyl in PVC sleeve with blue lettering and red label. Limited edition 500 copies." -B13.

Artist: SUN RA
Title: Live at the Storyville, NYC - 24 October 1977
Format: LP
Label: B13
Country: Italy
Price: $29.00
...ARKESTRA "Quite simply one of Sun Ras best live albums. This rare recording finds Ra, along with a 19-piece Arkestra, playing a mix of his own compositions (Images and Lights) along with several jazz standards (including Jelly Roll Mortons King Porter Stomp and Duke Ellingtons Lightnin). While Ras own compositions were usually more avant-garde affairs, he always revelled in playing the classics as well in an effort to give his audience a lesson in jazz history. Red vinyl in clear plastic sleeve with black lettering (limited edition 500 copies)." -B13.
SOLD OUT

Artist: SUN RA
Title: Live at the Storyville, NYC - 29 October, 1977
Format: LP
Label: B13
Country: Italy
Price: $29.00
... ARKESTRA "Day two of this rare live concert at the Storyville finds Ra and a 19-piece Arkestra again giving the audience a lesson in jazz with tracks like Rodgers and Hammersteins My Favorite Things, Tadd Damerons Lady Bird and Miles Davis Half Nelson, as well as a taste of his own classics (Englight(en)Ment and The Satellites). Clear red vinyl in clear plastic sleeve with blue lettering (limited edition 500 copies)." -B13.

Artist: TAJ MAHAL TRAVELLERS
Title: Live
Format: LP
Label: B13
Country: Italy
Price: $29.00
"1972 was a busy year for Japans favorite experimental rock band. After several months spent touring Europe, group leader Takehisa Kosugi (currently music director for the Merce Cunningham dance company in the USA) decided to make good on the bands name and embark on a monumental voyage across Europe and Asia, driving a VW bus from Rotterdam all the way to the Taj Mahal in India. Amazingly, the band got as far as Pakistan before having to fly the rest of the way to the Taj Mahal due to border restrictions. By July of 1972, the band was back home in Japan, and still playing nonstop. The three tracks on side A were recorded live during this historic tour, while side B was recorded a year later at the famous Oz Club in Tokyo, during a five day music festival celebrating the venues final days." Clear blue vinyl in clear plastic sleeve with black lettering (limited edition 500 copies)." -B13.

Artist: TAJ MAHAL TRAVELLERS
Title: Live
Format: LP
Label: B13
Country: Russian Federation
Price: $29.00
"1972 was a busy year for Japans favorite experimental rock band. After several months spent touring Europe, group leader Takehisa Kosugi (currently music director for the Merce Cunningham dance company in the USA) decided to make good on the bands name and embark on a monumental voyage across Europe and Asia, driving a VW bus from Rotterdam all the way to the Taj Mahal in India. Amazingly, the band got as far as Pakistan before having to fly the rest of the way to the Taj Mahal due to border restrictions. By July of 1972, the band was back home in Japan, and still playing nonstop. The three tracks on side A were recorded live during this historic tour, while side B was recorded a year later at the famous Oz Club in Tokyo, during a five day music festival celebrating the venues final days." Clear blue vinyl in clear plastic sleeve with black lettering (limited edition 500 copies)." - B13.

Artist: TAJ MAHAL TRAVELLERS
Title: Live At Sohgetsu Hall In Tokyo, 15th July 1972
Format: LP
Label: B13
Country: Italy
Price: $29.00
"After returning from a year-long tour of Europe and Asia, the group returned home to Tokyo for this concert. Originally released on CBS Japan in 1972, the concert remained out of print for decades and has never before been reissued on vinyl. The line up features Takehisa Kosugi on electronic violin, vocals and radio oscillators, Ryo Koike on electronic contrabass, suntool, sheet iron, and harmonica, Yukio Tsuchiya on vibraphone, Michihiro Kimura on electronic guitar & percussion, Seiji Nagai on electronic trumpet, harmonica, castanets, and Tokio Hasegawa on vocals. Orange vinyl in clear plastic sleeve with black lettering. Limited edition of 500 copies." -B13

Artist: TAJ MAHAL TRAVELLERS
Title: Live at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm - 1 July 1971
Format: LP
Label: B13
Country: Italy
Price: $29.00
"Recorded on 1 July 1971 in the geodesic dome at the Utopia & Visions 1871-1981 exhibition at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Takehisa Kosugis Taj Mahal Travellers were a Japanese experimental improv group active in the 1970s. The group, heavily influenced by Fluxus, used electronic effects to create their own unique improvised drones. White vinyl in clear plastic sleeve with red lettering (limited edition 500 copies)." -B13.

Artist: TAJ MAHAL TRAVELLERS
Title: Live at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm - 9 July 1971
Format: LP
Label: B13
Country: Italy
Price: $29.00
"Day two of this historic and rare live performance at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Sweden. Grey vinyl in clear plastic sleeve with blue lettering (limited edition 500 copies)." -B13.

Artist: TAJ MAHAL TRAVELLERS
Title: Live In Tokyo, 19th August 1974, Part One
Format: LP
Label: B13
Country: Italy
Price: $29.00
"Avant-garde composer and sound installation artist Takehisa Kosugi (musical director of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company) has led the Japanese avant-garde music scene since the early 1960s. In 1969 he formed the Taj Mahal Travellers, a musical collective that travelled the world in a VW minibus creating Fluxus-influenced improvised multimedia sound events. This double album (divided into two LPs), recorded live at the Nippon Columbia Studio in Tokyo in 1974, was the groups final effort before disbanding. Here Kosugi and the Travellers blend Eastern and Western instrumentation, vocal chants and electronics to create free-form psych-laden drones. This historic album is an essential and influential piece of Japanese avant rock. Part one, on clear vinyl in clear plastic sleeve with black lettering. Limited edition 500 copies." -B13

Artist: TAJ MAHAL TRAVELLERS
Title: Live In Tokyo, 19th August 1974, Part Two
Format: LP
Label: B13
Country: Italy
Price: $29.00
"Part two, on clear vinyl in clear plastic sleeve with blue lettering. Limited edition 500 copies." -B13

Artist: VELVET UNDERGROUND
Title: Live at End of Cole Avenue in Dallas, TX - 27 October 1969
Format: LP
Label: B13
Country: Italy
Price: $29.00
A side ("The Songs"): "Sister Ray," "Lisa Says," "RocknRoll"; B-side ("The Jams"): "1st," "2nd," "3rd," "4th." Lou Reed, guitar and vocals, Sterling Morrison, guitar and vocals, Maureen Tucker, drums and vocals, Doug Yule, bass guitar. Clear blue vinyl in PVC sleeve with yellow lettering. Limited edition 500 copies.
SOLD OUT

Artist: VELVET UNDERGROUND
Title: Live in Dallas, TX, October 28, 1969
Format: LP
Label: B13
Country: Italy
Price: $29.00
Clear purple vinyl in a transparent PVC sleeve with yellow lettering; edition of 500 copies. "After the release of their third LP in March 1969, the Velvets (with Doug Yule now on bass) embarked on a nationwide tour, playing over seventy dates all around the US. One of these included a stint at the End Of Cole Avenue club in Dallas--one of the Velvets few live performances where a professional sound engineer was actually on hand to record the sets. Some of the songs recorded over those few nights showed up in 1974 on their 1969: Velvet Underground Live album, but the sound quality was not great due to Mercurys use of third or fourth generation tapes. However, the first generation tapes have since resurfaced, and the difference in sound quality (heard here) is a welcome one. This version also features a few songs, like Im Set Free and One Of These Days, not found on the original LP." - B13.
SOLD OUT

Artist: DEAD C
Title: Armed Courage
Format: LP
Label: Ba Da Bing
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"With nary a praising documentary, coffee table photo book or tribute band to their name, THE DEAD C are nonetheless one of the most respected, longest surviving groups in the history of rock. Still sporting the original band members (MICHAEL MORLEY on guitar / vocals, BRUCE RUSSELL on guitar, ROBBIE YEATS on drums) from their first assemblage in 1987, The Dead Cs renown has a lot to do with their stubborn unwillingness to compromise in any form. With a varied and challenging discography, the band has never released an album requiring later apology. No The Elder. No Diabolus in Musica. No Trans. Each release demands appraisal on its own merits and exists separate from any temporal trends in underground music, save for whatever influence theyve had on others. Armed Courage reaffirms their epochal career. With two side-long tracks, the record epitomizes the elements which elevate The Dead C to a level of worship. Compositions assemble and pivot, colliding new landscapes while undermining their very foundations. The Dead C exists on an intuitive sphere, with music never over-thought, yet rewarding when contemplated." -Ba Da Bing.

Artist: DEAD C
Title: Clyma Est Mort/Tentative Power
Format: Double LP
Label: Ba Da Bing
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Following the 2008 release of a pair of double-LPs, Ba Da Bing and Jagjaguwar continue their DEAD C reissue project with two new records. Relegated to expensive fodder for eBay bidders until now, Clyma Est Mort can be considered The Dead Cs "Ed Sullivan moment," except it wasnt performed live on network TV-it was recorded in a practice room in Port Chalmers, NZ, in 1992 with the inestimable TOM LAX of Siltbreeze as the sole member of the audience. Since the goal was to make a "fake bootleg" album for release on the mythical Proletariat Idiots Productions label-and in honor of the 13th Floor Elevators-the band dubbed in fake audience noise from a gig by the Renderers. Despite the deliberate incompetence with which this was accomplished, Clyma is often touted as a "live album." This is only true in the sense that the band members were alive when they made it. This double-LP reissue includes Tentative Power, a collection of non-album tracks many consider among the bands best moments. LP stickered with description." -Ba Da Bing
SOLD OUT

Artist: DEAD C
Title: DR503 + Sun Stabbed EP
Format: Double LP
Label: Ba Da Bing
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
"The first in a series of DEAD C reissue collaborations between Jagjaguwar and Ba Da Bing, DR503 has been pressed on vinyl for the first time in years, along with the Sun Stabbed EP as a bonus record. Originally released in 1987 (and not to be confused with the releases DR503b or DR503c, which are completely different recordings), DR503 sounded like nothing that came before--a furious pastiche of unrelenting drones, noise and menace. It didnt fit in with the other bands New Zealands venerable Flying Nun was releasing, and it immediately staked a fork in the road, dividing the "New Zealand Pop Sound" from its black sheep brother, "New Zealand Noise." Today, the record still sounds as vicious and vital as when it first went to vinyl, except now perhaps there will be more people ready to appreciate the innovative approach the band took some 21 years ago. This reissue also contains a bonus record of the rare Sun Stabbed EP from the same recording period. With bonus tracks not on the original 7-inch, the recordings from the Sun Stabbed sessions are being released for the first time in their entirety. Release coincides with new album, Secret Earth. Packaged in beautiful gatefold Stoughton jackets." -Ba Da Bing!
SOLD OUT

Artist: DEAD C
Title: Future Artists
Format: CD
Label: Ba Da Bing
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"In their first new album since 2003s The Damned and last years double-CD greatest hits behemoth, Vain, Erudite and Stupid, New Zealands The Dead C return with another uncompromising realization of the finest rock improvisation youll ever hear. Future Artists contains five tracks of genius drone and barbarous clashing sounds. From the first track, The AMM of Punk Rock through to the last, Garage, their intensity is unyielding, their inventiveness jaw-dropping. Its been twenty years, and The Dead C show no sign of losing their ability to express the surreal and undefined. Long may they prosper." -Ba Da Bing!.

Artist: DEAD C
Title: Future Artists
Format: Double LP
Label: Ba Da Bing
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"In their first new album since 2003s The Damned and two-CD greatest hits behemoth, Vain, Erudite & Stupid, New Zealands THE DEAD C return with another uncompromising realization of the finest rock improvisation youll ever hear. Future Artists contains five tracks of genius drone and barbarous clashing sounds. From the first track, "The AMM of Punk Rock" through to the last, "Garage," their intensity is unyielding, their inventiveness jaw-dropping. Its been twenty years, and The Dead C show no sign of losing their ability to express the surreal and undefined. Long may they prosper. Features a bonus track-12:30 song called The Prisoners."-Ba Da Bing!

Artist: DEAD C
Title: Max Harris
Format: LP
Label: Ba Da Bing
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Max Harris captures the first recordings THE DEAD C ever made, back in January 1987. Each side displays a different and uniquely raw version of "Max Harris"-reinterpreted both times by a group who can truly say they have never played the same song in any form the same way twice. Anyone who doesnt own one of the original 21 cassette tapes made of these recordings will be hearing them together for the first time. Yes, theyve never been on vinyl before, so maybe one can even say this is the tracks first "real" release. You will be able to feel the slicing tension and drive right through your bones. LP stickered with description." -Ba Da Bing
SOLD OUT

Artist: DEAD C
Title: Patience
Format: CD
Label: Ba Da Bing
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Patience is both appropriate and inappropriate as a title for the latest release by THE DEAD C-inappropriate because its been only two years since the last album, which in Dead C Time is but the flicker of a candle; appropriate since the key to enjoying their sounds is willingness to sit down, listen and let the music take over your mind. These four unforgiving and intense tracks will not be confused with the work of any other band. Recorded in Dunedin over the Southern summer of 2009/10, Patience captures a restless band that never settles into any form. The trio of MICHAEL MORLEY, BRUCE RUSSELL and ROBBIE YEATS makes their improvised music sound like the most substantial ever recorded, no matter in what direction they go. Here, vocal-less, thick and thundering electric drones compound and retreat like a Pacific Ocean of noise. Morley once again provides the artwork and continues in his color palatte of late. Its circular, flowery texture provides the perfect mandala for contemplation while lost within the deep meditations that Patience inspires." - Ba Da Bing.

Artist: DEAD C
Title: Patience
Format: LP
Label: Ba Da Bing
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Patience is both appropriate and inappropriate as a title for the latest release by THE DEAD C-inappropriate because its been only two years since the last album, which in Dead C Time is but the flicker of a candle; appropriate since the key to enjoying their sounds is willingness to sit down, listen and let the music take over your mind. These four unforgiving and intense tracks will not be confused with the work of any other band. Recorded in Dunedin over the Southern summer of 2009/10, Patience captures a restless band that never settles into any form. The trio of MICHAEL MORLEY, BRUCE RUSSELL and ROBBIE YEATS makes their improvised music sound like the most substantial ever recorded, no matter in what direction they go. Here, vocal-less, thick and thundering electric drones compound and retreat like a Pacific Ocean of noise. Morley once again provides the artwork and continues in his color palatte of late. Its circular, flowery texture provides the perfect mandala for contemplation while lost within the deep meditations that Patience inspires.Vinyl pressing of 1000 copies, includes free digital download coupon." - Ba Da Bing
SOLD OUT

Artist: DEAD C
Title: Relax Fallujah - Hell Has Come
Format: 7"
Label: Ba Da Bing
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"Limited to 1000 copies, Relax Fallujah coincides with THE DEAD Cs double-CD retrospective Vain, Erudite and Stupid: Selected Works 1987-2005, also on Ba Da Bing! Side A is brutal, never-released version of "Power" from the bands archives. The B-Side serves up their most famous song (especially after it was covered by the likes of Yo La Tengo and The Rogers Sisters, among others), for those who finally want to hear it on glorious vinyl." - Ba Da Bing!
SOLD OUT

Artist: DEAD C
Title: Secret Earth
Format: CD
Label: Ba Da Bing
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"The elegance of howling guitar noise was fully realized when THE DEAD C appeared. For over twenty years now, the trio has continually redefined what rock music is and can sound like, and have inspired Sonic Youth, Yo La Tengo, Wolf Eyes, and Comets On Fire, not to mention the current fertile underground noise scene. The Dead C is the ultimate blues band. But rather than departing from the heartfelt singing of the African-American South, they express the tenants of alienation in society with unrelenting force-a focused soundtrack to accompany Knut Hamsun novels, Samuel Beckett plays, and Ingmar Bergman films. MICHAEL MORLEYs monotonic vocal moan anchors the inherent isolation of our modern world--nothing is more earnest, nothing sounds so lost. Along the axis of The Dead Cs recordings, Secret Earth sounds like it was created between Eusa Kills and Harsh 70s Reality. It contains a straightforward (for them) expression of sound, while continually pushing their vast improvisational techniques into a realm of subconscious genius. To coincide with this release, the band will be playing rare, select shows around the US in mid-October. They have not been to the east coast in over a decade, and will be visiting some places theyve never been (cheers, Seattle). LP version coming." -Ba Da Bing!

Artist: DEAD C
Title: Secret Earth
Format: LP
Label: Ba Da Bing
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"The elegance of howling guitar noise was fully realized when THE DEAD C appeared. For over twenty years now, the trio has continually redefined what rock music is and can sound like, and have inspired Sonic Youth, Yo La Tengo, Wolf Eyes, and Comets On Fire, not to mention the current fertile underground noise scene. The Dead C is the ultimate blues band. But rather than departing from the heartfelt singing of the African-American South, they express the tenants of alienation in society with unrelenting force-a focused soundtrack to accompany Knut Hamsun novels, Samuel Beckett plays, and Ingmar Bergman films. MICHAEL MORLEYs monotonic vocal moan anchors the inherent isolation of our modern world--nothing is more earnest, nothing sounds so lost. Along the axis of The Dead Cs recordings, Secret Earth sounds like it was created between Eusa Kills and Harsh 70s Reality. It contains a straightforward (for them) expression of sound, while continually pushing their vast improvisational techniques into a realm of subconscious genius. To coincide with this release, the band will be playing rare, select shows around the US in mid-October. They have not been to the east coast in over a decade, and will be visiting some places theyve never been (cheers, Seattle). In addition, Ba Da Bing is teaming up this fall with Jagjaguwar to reissue their two essential Flying Nun albums from the eighties-DR503 and Eusa Kills." -Ba Da Bing!
SOLD OUT

Artist: DEAD C
Title: Vain, Erudite and Stupid: Selected Works 1987-2005
Format: Double CD
Label: Ba Da Bing
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"With a catalogue that oscillates between subverting traditional song structures and stomping out and obliterating the very notion, New Zealands MICHAEL MORLEY, BRUCE RUSSELL and ROBBIE YEATS have continually made the most crushing, expansive and intelligent rock noise ever to be heard. The trio have been creating the greatest of squalls for twenty years now, and to mark the anniversary, Ba Da Bing is proud to present this double CD retrospective, with tracks hand-picked by the band members themselves, collecting old and new faves and out-of-print rarities. This release serves long-time fans and the curious alike, as chances are few people have heard everything on these discs. The band chose critical highlights as well as material they felt deserved wider exposure. While classics like "Constellation," "Power," and "Bitcher" are present, so are obscurities like "Mighty" from their Forced Exposure 7-inch, "All Channels Open" from the limited, double-disc DC record and "3 Years" from the Xpressway Pile-Up compilation. The real thrill is listening to the bands development over time, from the deconstructed skeletal rock of their early output to the eventual, cosmic marriage of reason and squalor that is as crushing as it is indescribable." - Ba Da Bing!.

Artist: GATE
Title: Republic Of Sadness
Format: LP
Label: Ba Da Bing
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"The first new GATE record in over a decade, A Republic of Sadness is as much a reason for celebration as indoctrination into the creative genius of MICHAEL MORLEY. Known primarily for his work in THE DEAD C, Morley simultaneously has been doing Gate since hes started playing. A Republic of Sadness comprises the apex of Morleys various interests in one collection. His guitar and vocal drones permeate through looped beats and sounds, arriving at a sound that is not quite dance, not quite noise, not quite electronica and never, ever ambient. Michael Morley will be playing shows in the states this summer, including a few with Lee Renaldo." -Ba Da Bing

Artist: RENDERERS, THE
Title: A Rocket Into Nothing
Format: CD
Label: Ba Da Bing
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"Over the past two decades, THE RENDERERS have crafted half a dozen albums of intimate psychedelia infused with Americana and noise. A Rocket Into Nothing is another extraordinary display of BRIAN and MARYROSE CROOKs talent as songwriters and sound sculptors. The Renderers are still as essential a piece of the diverse New Zealand indie rock puzzle as they were on their first Flying Nun album. Crafted during the series of earthquakes that hit the country in 2011, A Rocket Into Nothing seethes with the anxiety born of life-threatening experiences. On opener "Down River," slippery minor key melodies lie on beds of shaky feedback. Even the upbeat "This Shining Life" features wild, overblown guitars and subtle synth squeals. At any point, close listening reveals unexpected textures and tectonic shifts hidden just below the surface. More successfully than on any previous release, the band balances detail-oriented and spontaneous songwriting and recording techniques. Uncertainty plays a key role. Twenty years into most careers, bands lose the edge of their earlier work, but The Renderers music is as exciting as ever." - Ba Da Bing.

Artist: YOUNGS, RICHARD
Title: No Retreat in Comfort
Format: CD
Label: Ba Da Bing
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"These are the last remaining copies of the 300-run CD that RICHARD YOUNGS sold on his US 2013 tour, which saw him travel up and down the East Coast, most memorably playing the support slot at the Hopscotch Festival in Raleigh, NC, opening for John Cale. In his own words: "No Retreat in Comfort was made on a week-long recording bender when I found myself home alone. I remember the weather was dreadful, and I rarely ventured outside. I borrowed a Moog Source, and the album started off as an hour and a half of synth jams. I then fitted the songs to my favourite jams. Having done the recording, it lay dormant for over a year when I remixed it for the tour-only CD. Influences? I dont think it sounds anything like it, but I have a memory of having heard the bonus disc of the McCartney II re-release at about this time and rather enjoying it. I also recall having a Gaelic Proverb book out of the library." -Ba Da Bing.

Artist: YOUNGS, RICHARD
Title: Summer Through My Mind
Format: LP
Label: Ba Da Bing
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"RICHARD YOUNGS presents his debut recording for Ba Da Bing Records, and the label is looking forward to a long relationship. For Summer Through My Mind, Youngs pushes himself into a challenging new sphere yet again. A renowned musician with over 40 albums to his name, he goes somewhere he never has before-to the heart of American music. Summer Through My Mind is a country music album, warped through Youngss ambidextral mind. A warning: its not like any country album one has heard before. There are familiar elements scattered about-slide-guitar, heartfelt vocals, dark lyricism-but these pieces exist like alienated rocks from a planetary explosion of long ago. The discomfited guitar lines create patchy connections, and Youngss unmistakable singing seals things right up. The album draws together a story Youngs wrote as a child, involving bad people and dark spirits ("Story of Jhon" which has a vocal contribution from SIMON JOYNER), with some lyrics written by his own six-year-old son. In a rare chance to see him perform outside of Europe, Youngs will be playing select US dates in 2013, including the Hopscotch Festival in Durham, NC, and at the ISSUE Project Room in New York." -Ba Da Bing.

Artist: COMETS ON FIRE
Title: Field Recordings From The Sun
Format: LP
Label: Ba Da Bing!
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Newly remastered and back in print on vinyl! Field Recordings From the Sun is the second album from West Coast skull-peelers and daisy-wilting psychedelic stormtroopers Comets On Fire. Joined by an armada of friends and hangers-on -- including Tim Green of the Fucking Champs (who also produced) and Ben Chasny of Six Organs of Admittance (soon to be a permanent member) -- the band erects towering tombs of natural ethereal beauty and pure sonic destruction set above a cosmic freight train of unhinged riffs and jagged grooves. And their drummer is more than happy to perform naked, you dont even have to ask." - Ba Da Bing!

Artist: DEAD C
Title: Trouble
Format: Double LP
Label: Ba Da Bing!
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
Gatefold sleeve. "Every time I hear their recordings, Im reminded that they are one of the greatest rock bands to ever pick up a guitar and attempt to play it wrong. Listening to The Dead C causes me to think differently. It brings up emotions with which Im otherwise unfamiliar. It strikes to the essence of my being and reveals what otherwise remains hidden. I take solace in knowing that one out of every thirty of you reading this know exactly what Im talking about. On the spectrum of The Dead Cs sound output, Trouble could very well be seen as springing from the same realm as the massive Driver UFO, one of the bands greatest tracks ever, off Harsh 70s Reality. Theres a youthful aggression here, a churning anger, deadened by pounding drone. Much like H70s, this record serves as a gateway drug -- if you were ever looking for an album to play to a newbie curious about experimental rock, this would be it. The visceral strength of their performance trembles out of the speakers. The magnificence of their stamina survives each album side." - Ben Goldberg, Ba Da Bing.

Artist: DEAD C VS. RANGDA
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Ba Da Bing!
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Two of the greatest bands of the present day, each composed of two guitarists and a drummer. Every members name carries its own legendary status. RICHARD BISHOP. BEN CHASNY. CHRIS CORSANO. MICHAEL MORLEY. BRUCE RUSSELL. ROBBIE YEATS. Fabricated empires have risen and been destroyed by the vast output of any one of these guys. Finally, they come together on one release: a split LP between two supergroups. THE DEAD Cs tracks are a gem of a find. The band uncovered recordings nestled in the back corner of their archives that they completely forgot existed. These tracks were under consideration for their seminal album Eusa Kills. The loose majesty found on that album comes to the fore here, with a group finding their wings right as they are set aflame. RANGDA recorded their two compositions at Russian Recording in Bloomington, Indiana. Everything that brings these musicians together uncoils and commands. Beats of silence underscore tangents that lead back to main themes and out again. Its as though the years and years of playing under their collective belts has culminated in these glorious moments." - Ba Da Bing!

Artist: DEAD C, THE
Title: Trouble
Format: Double CD
Label: Ba Da Bing!
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Every time I hear their recordings, Im reminded that they are one of the greatest rock bands to ever pick up a guitar and attempt to play it wrong. Listening to The Dead C causes me to think differently. It brings up emotions with which Im otherwise unfamiliar. It strikes to the essence of my being and reveals what otherwise remains hidden. I take solace in knowing that one out of every thirty of you reading this know exactly what Im talking about. On the spectrum of The Dead Cs sound output, Trouble could very well be seen as springing from the same realm as the massive Driver UFO, one of the bands greatest tracks ever, off Harsh 70s Reality. Theres a youthful aggression here, a churning anger, deadened by pounding drone. Much like H70s, this record serves as a gateway drug -- if you were ever looking for an album to play to a newbie curious about experimental rock, this would be it. The visceral strength of their performance trembles out of the speakers. The magnificence of their stamina survives each album side." - Ben Goldberg, Ba Da Bing.

Artist: FRANK, JACKSON C.
Title: The Complete Recordings: Volume 1
Format: Double LP
Label: Ba Da Bing!
Country: USA
Price: $27.00
Re-pressed. First of three double LPs, housed in a gatefold sleeve. "While Jackson C. Franks eponymous 1965 album and other material has enjoyed numerous official and unofficial reissues, Jackson C Frank: The Complete Recordings is the first to compile his entire recording career. Released in conjunction with Jim Abbotts book, Jackson C. Frank: The Clear Hard Light of Genius. Every song has been mastered or remastered, a number of them straight from the original, brittle reel-to-reels on which they were originally laid down. Plagued by tragedy with the most haunting music to show for it, Franks life can be heard through his music, which has been covered by the likes of Nick Drake, Simon & Garfunkel, Fairport Convention, Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes, Colin Meloy of The Decemberists, John Mayer, South Korean jazz singer Nah Youn Sun, French singer Graeme Allwright, and sampled by Nas for “Undying Love.” While never fully recognized as one of the great musicians of the 60s, Frank clearly had his fans. Volume 1 contains the original Jackson C. Frank album from 1965, containing the classic “Blues Run The Game.” Also includes Jacksons recordings of folk standards from 1961; recordings made at his college radio station and the infamous Peaches & Crust acetate. Contains 8 songs never before released in any form." - Ba Da Bing!

Artist: FRANK, JACKSON C.
Title: The Complete Recordings: Volume 2
Format: Double LP
Label: Ba Da Bing!
Country: USA
Price: $27.00
Second of three double LP versions, housed in a gatefold sleeve. "Volume 2 contains Jacksons first recordings from 1957, the “Blues Run The Game” 45 from 1965, his 1968 Peel Sessions and studio recordings from 1970, 1972 and 1974. Contains fourteen songs never before released in any form." - Ba Da Bing!

Artist: RENDERERS, THE
Title: In the Sodium Light
Format: LP
Label: Ba Da Bing!
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"The seismic rumbling of The Renderers goes beyond the fiendish pastoralia of their music. Long-time Christchurch residents, Brian and Maryrose Crook witnessed the earthquakes crumble the city. That, and Maryroses developing career as a painter (she is self-taught, only starting in her late thirties), inspired them to move to America and concentrate on touring here. So, where do they move? Obviously, a rock-throws distance from the San Andreas Fault, to Joshua Tree. Not surprising, given the tenacity of the Crooks. Through endless band lineups and continual challenges, they have maintained a focused sound and approach to their music. A Renderers song creates its own space, one that threatens dissemblance at every turn. With two of the most distinct voices in New Zealand rock, they trade off vocal duties, and both contribute toward burying their songs in layers of swelling and swirling guitars. For their new record, In the Sodium Light, The Renderers take a step back from the furious chug of their last album, A Rocket Into Nothing. Instead, they appear to be representing the landscape of their new home. Songs creep out of holes, seep and spread, permeating the room. The album is a languid, calm-waters drift over the abyss in a glassbottomed boat. Let the tide take you." - Ba Da Bing!

Artist: RENDERERS, THE
Title: In the Sodium Light
Format: CD
Label: Ba Da Bing!
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"The seismic rumbling of The Renderers goes beyond the fiendish pastoralia of their music. Long-time Christchurch residents, Brian and Maryrose Crook witnessed the earthquakes crumble the city. That, and Maryroses developing career as a painter (she is self-taught, only starting in her late thirties), inspired them to move to America and concentrate on touring here. So, where do they move? Obviously, a rock-throws distance from the San Andreas Fault, to Joshua Tree. Not surprising, given the tenacity of the Crooks. Through endless band lineups and continual challenges, they have maintained a focused sound and approach to their music. A Renderers song creates its own space, one that threatens dissemblance at every turn. With two of the most distinct voices in New Zealand rock, they trade off vocal duties, and both contribute toward burying their songs in layers of swelling and swirling guitars. For their new record, In the Sodium Light, The Renderers take a step back from the furious chug of their last album, A Rocket Into Nothing. Instead, they appear to be representing the landscape of their new home. Songs creep out of holes, seep and spread, permeating the room. The album is a languid, calm-waters drift over the abyss in a glassbottomed boat. Let the tide take you." - Ba Da Bing!

Artist: CIRCUIT DES YEUX
Title: Overdue
Format: LP
Label: Ba Da Bing! / Lewis + Lynn
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"In 2013 CIRCUIT DES YEUXs HALEY FOHR and CAVEs COOPER CRAIN erected USA Studios in Chicagos Little Village neighborhood for the two months of recording sessions that make up Overdue. Founded with the acquisition of a one-inch Otari MX-70 tape deck and a vacancy in a friends apartment, the studio endured hundreds of hours over its brief flash of life. Overdue weaves a sonic Bildungsroman, documenting the transition from Bloomington, Indiana, to the Chicago South Side. Even with the hand-constructed baffles and grandmother-sourced quilts thickly covering the walls, the sounds of Little Village are literally embedded in the recording. The strains of nearby norteos pierce the floorboards and the elevated trains murmur just a few dozen feet from USA Studios flawed sanctuary. The songs rise above the din, however-full orchestrations and damaged hallucinations alike. Fans of Fohrs prior, more experimental work are not catered to with this immeasurably more sophisticated new effort-but nor will they, or any other listener, be disappointed. Hand-assembled and silkscreened LP limited to 500 copies." -Ba Da Bing!/Lewis + Lynn.

Artist: TURMAN, ROBERT
Title: Spirals of Everlasting Change
Format: Double Lp
Label: Baba Tonnerre
Country: Luxembourg
Price: $35.00
"Originally released in 1987 as a C60 cassette that came in a 5" reel-to-reel box. Now two heavy-weight pieces of 180g vinyl in a sturdy single sleeve. Ltd. 279 copies." - Baba Tonnerre.
"Spirals was originally conceived in 1982 as two separate cassettes, each consisting of a series of seemingly random, yet carefully selected loops, usually one to three minutes long. The two cassettes were played simultaneously on small portable cassette machines, started randomly, so the interweaving of rhythms was different every time. Several years later, the two tapes were committed to a single mix, with overlays of sounds and tones to create melodies, connecting the rhythms, yet still leaving enough open space for the listener. Lonesome Echo was based on a long loop, with irregularly repetitive guitar and keyboard parts played over the top, with a dub-style mix. It was inspired by the solitude and melancholy of the Jackie Gleason album, Lonesome Echo. Lower World is an experiment using a 3-minute endless cassette, all tracks played with an electric bass. Slow counterpoint between the elements, to create an extended whole." – Robert Turman.

Artist: YOUNGS, RICHARD & SIMON WICKHAM-SMITH & THE A BAND
Title: Zene/Salivating Regina
Format: 7"
Label: Baby Huey
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
Original, unplayed copies from 1992.
SOLD OUT

Artist: COMETS ON FIRE
Title: Bong Voyage
Format: LP
Label: Bad Glue
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"One band can never be fully credited with resurrecting an entire scene, so lets just say Comets On Fire are owed a beer for allowing the term West Coast Psychedelic Scene to be present tense. After two caustic records on Alternative Tentacles and Ba Da Bing!, the band headed out for a country-wide tour, the best recordings of which are found on Bong Voyage. The intensity of their live shows -- songs played at a pummeling speed and always on the cusp of utter collapse -- mixes ingeniously with the true song craft behind their songs. Its not just psych for psychs sake, its real music, the most classic of classic rock, lovingly acknowledged and reinterpreted by five sweaty, energy fuelled boys." - Bad Glue. Limited to 800 copies.
SOLD OUT

Artist: DRUNKDRIVER & MATTIN
Title: List of Profound Insecurities
Format: 12"
Label: Badmaster
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
Recent collaboration, Ltd. to 500.
SOLD OUT

Artist: HOT GUTS
Title: Ballad of Jon Simon
Format: 7"
Label: Badmaster
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"The debut 7-inch from Philadelphias HOT GUTS. Greatness is spread thick across each song. "The Ballad of Joe Simon was particularly striking right off the bat, and it must be placed on the table that this is not the type of great in which theres no hint whatsoever as to how it relates to the bands record collection. Definite Swans-love happening here, both in the pummel and the Gira-deep vocals, and this is tastefully if not predictably matched with some other industrial/early-noise creep-os like Chrome and the venerable Throbbing Gristle. I heard early Killing Joke and Nick Cave, too, but to drive home an adage that cant be driven hard enough, its all what you do with the source material. Now, looking at that layer of Hot Guts, and no, I have never heard anything like this, ever, and thankfully, its a good thing this time."-Andrew Earles

Artist: HOT GUTS / POP. 1280
Title: Split
Format: 7"
Label: Badmaster
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"A new 7-inch split between Phillys HOT GUTS (members of FNU RONNIES) and NYC creeps POP. 1280. Edition of 500 copies." -Badmaster

Artist: SHIT AND SHINE
Title: Bass Puppy
Format: 12"
Label: Badmaster
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"2 long tracks wherein the Shit & Shine aesthetic is applied to that of the Dub-Step (?) genre. Think the "loop-iness" & humor of Strangulated Beat-offs mixed with the more future-primitive, cybernetic, percussive interludes found on FNU Ronnies Golem Smoke, then hit it with a couple ecstasy pills and BOOM: BASSS! PUPPPPY!" - Badmaster.

Artist: SCREAMIN MEE-MEES
Title: Nude Invisible Foot Phenomenon
Format: LP
Label: Bag of Hammers
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"..rumbles of lo-fi psychedelic punk from Mr. Bruce Cole and Mr. Jon Ashline." - Bag of Hammers. 1996 release.
SOLD OUT

Artist: BALINESE BEAST
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Balinese Beast
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
"Looped chunks of sound and feedback from microphones / saxophones, and screaming lo-fi electronics from a hacked remote control, chopped up into a vibrant collage. Includes three inserts. Edition of 287." -Balinese Beast.

Artist: PINHAS, RICHARD
Title: From the One and the Multiple
Format: Double LP
Label: Bam Balam
Country: France
Price: $29.00
"Bam Balam Records presents a reissue of Richard Pinhass "Of One and Multiple" , originally released in 1996. Available for the first time on vinyl. Richard Pinhas, the founder of 70s legends Heldon , is one of Frances best known experimental musicians and is a key figure in rock music fusing with electronic music. This solo album was recorded at his home studio in Paris between June and September of 1995. Solo guitar and processing - Drone electronics with use of a Metatronic Loop system. No re-recording. Features brand new cover art. Includes a bonus track, "Human, Too Human", with vocals by Maurice Dantec . Edition of 500." - Bam Balam.

Artist: PINHAS, RICHARD & TATSUYA YOSHIDA
Title: Hakata Shibuya - Live In Japan 2014
Format: LP
Label: Bam Balam
Country: France
Price: $21.00
"Collaboration between Richard Pinhas and Tatsuya Yoshida. Richard Pinhas, founder of 70s legends Heldon, is one of Frances best known experimental musicians. He is a key figure in development of rock music processing with electronic music. Yoshida Tatsuya is one of the most important musicians of the Japanese experimental music scene, spearheading at least a half dozen of that countrys most important groups, including Ruins, Sax Ruins, Koenji Hyakkei, and Korekyojinn. Recorded live at several venues in Japan between November 16 and December 1, 2014. 44 minutes of live, progressive, psychedelic, electronics - tumultuous and deep-whirling inspiration. Both musicians form a perfectly balanced communion of excesses, extending their performing skills in many ways." - Bam Balam.

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

Artist: PINHAS, RICHARD/TATSUYA YOSHIDA/RYOKO ONO
Title: Live At Tusk Festival
Format: LP
Label: Bam Balam
Country: France
Price: $18.00
"French psych-experimental-rock genius Richard Pinhas in collaboration with Sax Ruins drummer, Tatsuya Yoshida, and saxophonist, Ryoko Ono. Recorded live at Tusk Festival, at Gateshead Old Town Hall, on October 10, 2015. Richard Pinhas, the founder of 70s legends Heldon, is one of Frances best known experimental musicians and is a key figure in development of rock music fusing with electronic music. Yoshida Tatsuya is one of the most innovative musicians of the Japanese experimental music scene, spearheading at least a half dozen of that countrys most important groups, including Ruins, Sax Ruins, Koenji Hyakkei and Korekyojinn. Yoshida has worked with many musicians such as John Zorn, Derek Bailey, Bill Laswell and Keiji Haino. Ryoko Ono is one of the most active Japanese female saxophone players, specializing in improvised music and works for saxophone and electronics. Her saxophone playing is beautiful and flavorful, even if it is avant-garde or experimental. She is renowned as a collaborator with Acid Mothers Temple. Edition of 500." - Bam Balam.

Artist: APRYL FOOL, THE
Title: S/T
Format: CD
Label: Bamboo
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
""The Apryl Fool was a very accomplished late-60s band from Japan whose lone, self-titled 1969 album is a great mixture of hard psych and blues-rock. Their best-known track is probably The Lost Mother Land, Pt. 1, which was featured on the Japanese volume of QDKs Love, Peace And Poetry series, certainly one of the most crazed, over-the-top productions and performances in the entire series, with its massively phased and treated vocals and general menace. But that tune is really the anomaly on the album, despite the prevalence of monstrous fuzz guitar on a number of tracks. At their heart, The Apryl Fool seem to be a blues-rock band, although one that was clearly experimenting with the burgeoning psychedelic scene. Tracks like Another Time, Honky Tonk Jam, and Bob Dylans Pledging My Time are pretty straight blues-rock, and April Blues just adds some fuzz guitar to a boogie-woogie piano bit. The other tracks up the psych quotient considerably, like on Tomorrows Child, with its Farfisa and wicked fuzz leads, or the aforementioned The Lost Mother Land Pt. 1. There are additional crazy tape effects on The Lost Mother Land Pt. 2. About half the tunes are in English and half in Japanese, but its all good stuff. Historical footnote: years later, bass player Haruomi Hosono would become a member of one of Japans most popular music groups ever, Yellow Magic Orchestra." --Sean Westergaard, All Music Guide; Housed in a highly collectable limited edition LP replica card wallet. Includes 4 bonus tracks (The Floral singles)." -Bamboo.

Artist: BLUES CREATION
Title: Demon & Eleven Children
Format: LP
Label: Bamboo
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
"Japans Blues Creation was formed by guitarists Kazuo Takeda, Koh Eiryu and singer Fumio Nunoya, in early 1969, after the dissolution of their Group Sounds outfit The Bickies. Highly influenced by Cream and The Yardbirds, Takeda joined forces with school friends Takayuki Noji, Shinichi Tashiro, and lead singer Fumio Nunoya. Formerly vocalist with Taboo, a heavy band led by future Happy End guitarist Eiichi Otaki, Nunoya was also searching for an even heavier sound, and the results of the new American-influenced experiment were released in October 1969, as Blues Creation. Singer Fumio Nunoya soon found himself edged out of artistic decisions by the supremely confident Takeda, and thereafter left to form his own band, Dew. While searching around throughout 1970 for a new singer, guitarist Takeda heard the new, even more strung-out music of Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Eric Claptons solo LP Clapton, and Leslie Wests Mountain, and decided he should take the opportunity to start again from scratch. Takeda enlisted bassist Masashi Saeki and drummer Akiyoshi Higuchi for the new line-up, and eschewed the previous style in favor of his own compositions. With the new Blues Creation fronted by singer Hiromi Osawa, Kazuo Takeda recorded what has come to be regarded as his masterpiece in the form of Demon & Eleven Children, originally released in 1971 on Denon. This album was recorded at the Japan Folk Jamboree, and is a full-on gem of a record, but Takeda was now widely-known as a true Japanese guitar hero, and -- as ever -- had set his sights higher and higher. He split Blues Creation the following year, leaving for London in late 1972. This sludge-y slab of big, loud, brain-busting heaviness sits at #17 on Julian Copes Japrocksampler top 50 list. Includes original LP insert and lyric sheet." -Bamboo
SOLD OUT

Artist: CURTIS, MIKI
Title: The First Ear
Format: LP
Label: Bamboo
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
"First released on Vertigo in April 1972, this is the first LP by Miki Curtis (Samurai front man) following the break-up of the band. Its a fantastically otherworldly psychedelic LP and a totally different sound than Samurai. The First Ear finds Eastern-tinged psych of the highest echelon! Strange harmony vocals, a spacy guitar solo, queerly sawing synths, everythings efficient and even compelling! "Forty days on a stoned-out camel" moans Miki (yes, he knows some English, too) and that is just how this sounds. The track ends with half a minute of noisy slurping on what we presume to be a waterpipe. Mind-blowing. Digitally remastered and pressed on 180 gram vinyl. Comes with an English translation of the original Japanese LP insert." - Bamboo.

Artist: FLIED EGG
Title: Good Bye
Format: LP
Label: Bamboo
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
"Gatefold LP version on 180 gram vinyl. This is the final album from the band founded by George Yanagi, formed after the disbanding of Strawberry Path after only one astonishing album. Good Bye, originally released in 1972, brings together a live first side bursting with highly energetic, guitar-based loud rock. The studio side is a more sophisticated and progressive affair, with the complex and instrumentally-inspired "521 Seconds Schizophrenic Symphony" being of a particularly high standard. An album sure to appeal fans of 70s hard rock with marked progressive tendencies. Features killer Hammond organs and drums from Hiro Tsunoda (Foodbrain, Yasumi No Kuni)." -Bamboo.

Artist: ITO, AKIRA
Title: Japanesque
Format: LP
Label: Bamboo
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
"Keyboardist and former member of the Far East Family Band, Akira Ito embarked on a solo career making what has been described as "floating electronics," using a medley of analog synths, guitar, bass, drums, and choral vocals. He released Japanesque in 1981; an album considered to be illusionary mind music at its finest and rarest. Its a gorgeous, mellow, floating, cosmic album, perhaps like a more organic Kitaro. Ito lends his sonic signature sounds of cosmic rock to full effect on Japanesque, reminding us why the Far East Family Band were considered to be the foremost innovators of early electronica. Digitally-remastered and presented on 180 gram vinyl for the first time." -Bamboo.

Artist: LES RALLIZES DENUDES
Title: France Demo Tapes
Format: CD
Label: Bamboo
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
“This just might be the single greatest side of OTT psych/noise guitar oblivion ever put to disc from the most legendary Japanese underground group of all time, Les Rallizes Denudes: the mysteriously-named France Demo Tapes have previously only circulated on wildly dubious CD-R burns, often with contradictory and conflicting track listings/material but the session (whether it was actually recorded in France or not) is consistently dated as being from some time in the late 80s. This gloriously out-of-nowhere release finally delivers on the hype surrounding this much whispered-about session, two massively deformed versions of their classics "Night Of The Assassins" and "The Last One". You have heard nothing" like this and when Mizutani is on this kind of form its hard to believe that any other rock music exists outside of this singular, blasted universe. If you buy one electric guitar album this lifetime…” - Bamboo.

Artist: LES RALLIZES DENUDES
Title: France Demo Tapes
Format: LP
Label: Bamboo
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
"Bamboo presents the first vinyl release of France Demo Tapes. This just might be the single greatest side of OTT psych/noise guitar oblivion ever put to disc from the most legendary Japanese underground group of all time, Les Rallizes Denudes: the mysteriously-named France Demo Tapes have previously only circulated on wildly dubious CD-R burns, often with contradictory and conflicting track listings/material but the session (whether it was actually recorded in France or not) is consistently dated as being from some time in the late 80s. This gloriously out-of-nowhere release finally delivers on the hype surrounding this much whispered-about session, two massively deformed versions of their classics "Night Of The Assassins" and "The Last One". You have heard nothing" like this and when Mizutani is on this kind of form its hard to believe that any other rock music exists outside of this singular, blasted universe. If you buy one electric guitar album this lifetime... 180 gram, colored vinyl. Includes detailed liner notes. Edition of 1000." - Bamboo.

Artist: LES RALLIZES DENUDES
Title: Naked Diza Star
Format: Triple CD
Label: Bamboo
Country: UK
Price: $33.00
"Various live tracks assembled circa 1973-1987. As news of the new rock music made it to Japan from the UK and the USA, mostly via rock magazines and music papers, with most LPs tough to find even on import, something was lost in translation that allowed it to mutate well beyond its original remit. Les Rallizes Dénudés took rock music at its word while visioning it as both unnecessarily complicated and too stupid by far. In doing so they formulated an inspirational blueprint that would go on to have a marked effect on everything that came after them in Japanese underground music. Its a music thats as loose as it is uptight, as sophisticated as it is punk-primitive, as radical as it is simplistic. As the old ESP-Disk banner used to promise, truly, you never heard such sounds. Digitally remastered. Includes an 8-page booklet in English and Japanese." - Bamboo.

Artist: MAGICAL POWER MAKO
Title: Hapmoniym 1972-1975
Format: 5 CD Boxset
Label: Bamboo
Country: UK
Price: $60.00
"The epitome of a cult artist (and a favorite of Julian Cope), the enigmatic Magical Power Mako (aka Makoto Kurita) has been sporadically releasing albums in his native Japan since 1974. This lavish numbered, limited edition 5CD set collects jams taped by him between 1972 and 1975, and comes complete with a full 12-page booklet. Encompassing psychedelic folk, Krautrock, electronica and fuzz guitar, the musics effect is frequently astounding, and absolutely essential for all fans of Japrock." -Bamboo

Artist: MARU SANKAKU SHIKAKU
Title: S/T
Format: Triple CD
Label: Bamboo
Country: UK
Price: $31.00
"The groups name is literally the icons for a "circle", "triangle" and "Square", with "Maru Sankaku Shikaku" substituting as a translation for those images. Circle Triangle Square were a painted bunch of commune rockers and percussion tribe second to none, whose random bells, flute and remedial tea-tray flailings were still more like the Godz or Nihilist Spasm Band than the deep theta-space obliterations of Taj Mahal Travellers. Led by future Murahatchibu drummer Sahuro "Kant" Watanabe, CTS were part of an elite bunch Shinjuku Futen bands who actually made it onto record. Includes full-color booklet with notes by Watanabe." -Bamboo.

Artist: MIZUTANI, KIMIO
Title: A Path Through Haze
Format: LP
Label: Bamboo
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
"180 gram vinyl reissue of this ultra-rare 70s Japanese rock album. Kimio Mizutani was the guitarist in the excellent Japanese freak-out group, Love Live Life + 1 and this reissue is of his first solo album from 1971. Mizutani plays electric and "folk" guitar and leads a largish ensemble (bass, drums, organ, Moog and vocals) through what is widely-regarded as one of the true psychedelic masterpieces of the 70s Japanese scene. Sensitive interludes (accompanied by the Toyama String Quartet and the Etoh Wood Quartet), tasteful nods to progressive/fusionist extension and a lovely, hovering psych guitar from Mizutani dominate proceedings. A nice merger of hard rock conceptualization and the complexities that would evolve from it -- and, until now, almost impossible to hear within the confines of western society." -Bamboo

Artist: PEACOCK, ANNETTE & PAUL BLEY
Title: Dual Unity
Format: LP
Label: Bamboo
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
“Bamboo present a reissue of the debut album by Annette Peacock & Paul Bley, Dual Unity, originally released in 1972. Annette Peacocks legacy may only just be courting recognition proper with the recent retrospective release of her solo debut Im The One (1972). Hailed as a pioneer and artistic genius by many, her debut album and predecessor to Im The One captures Peacock in her element alongside husband; Canadian jazz genius Paul Bley. Dual Unity is a landscape of aural vision captured on tape in 1970 during their first European tour. For 33 minutes and 21 seconds, the listener is absorbed by other spirits. Using Robert Moogs earliest synthesizers, Bley and Peacock apply the strategic use of silence to indicate its reflective nature with captivating results. Originally released in 1971, it is a statement of immensity through synthetic minimalism and a milestone in the avant-garde, free jazz movement. Personnel (in addition to Peacock and Bley performing on all tracks): Han Bennink - drums on "M.J." and "Gargantuan Encounter"; Mario Pavone - bass and Laurence Cook - drums on "Richter Scale" and "Dual Unity". Professionally re-mastered original sound recording with expansive liners, interviews and rare archival photos.” - Bamboo.
SOLD OUT

Artist: REIKO, IKE
Title: Kokotsu No Sekai
Format: LP
Label: Bamboo
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
2014 repress. "Although Ike Reiko was a mere 17 years of age when she recorded 1971s Kokotsu No Sekai, she was already a star in the world of Japanese erotic movies. Despite the tough-gal image, the music is pretty darn life-affirming, so dont think for a second youre getting an easy listening album here -- this is about as sexual as music can get. Throw "French Kiss" out of the window and give a kiss goodbye to your Serge Gainsbourg records, Ike Reiko is more sizzling than a branding iron as it makes its mark on the farmers herd. The sex is literally dripping from every note on this record -- the style is "Iroke Kayôkyoku" or erotic kayôkyoku (kayôkyoku being a style of Japanese pop) but the sort of naïve jazz and pseudo spy theme movie music is all draped in a shroud of sexual shouts, screams and coos from the clearly excited Reiko. One must assume that she was in some kind of state of euphoria in the recording studio from the evidence on offer here, either that or shes a pretty realistic faker -- its a smouldering collision, and thats about all that needs to be said. Kokotsu No Sekai has to be one of the finest gifts for the music fan in search of that killer oddity. First 180 gram vinyl reissue." -Bamboo.
SOLD OUT

Artist: SAI, YOSHIKO
Title: Mikko
Format: LP
Label: Bamboo
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
"Truly a Japanese psychedelic female acid-folk masterpiece. Released on July 25th, 1976, Mikkô was Sai Yoshikos second album, a wonderful acid-folk album on which she gets assisted by a string of big name musicians such as Kuni Kawauchi (of the Happenings Four, amongst others) to arrange the songs. Mikkô features Sais original songs, making it her first real complete album. At times the disc draws in Middle Eastern influences (sitar and tabla), but once she gets to singing, the listener is lulled into her own private, mysterious sonic world, through which one gets sucked in by her wide-ranging vocalizations. At the time of this recording, Sai Yoshiko was merely 23 years-old. Totally obscure, much in-demand by Japanese psych heads, and rather hard to track down. One of Sai Yoshikos biggest fans is Jojo Hiroshige from Hijokaidan and Alchemy Records, who eventually, 25 years after she recorded this stunning album, dove in the studio with her for the Crimson Voyage CD on which she merely attributed some sighs and moans. This album is really a stunner and a must for people into some more advanced Japanese underground historical recordings. Digitally remastered and available on 180 gram vinyl for the first time. Comes with an English translation of the original Japanese LP insert." - Bamboo.

Artist: TAJ MAHAL TRAVELLERS
Title: July 15, 1972
Format: LP
Label: Bamboo
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
"Takehisa Kosugi was a hippie who become an avant-garde composer. Born in Tokyo in 1938, he graduated in 1962 at the Tokyo University of Arts, and then founded the Japanese equivalent of the Fluxus movement, called Group Ongaku, a group devoted to improvisation and multi-media performances. In 1969 he formed the Taj Mahal Travellers, a psychedelic rock group that played lengthy improvised jams that can be summarized in three principles: a far Eastern approach to music as a living organism, an intense electronic processing of instruments and voices, and a semi-mathematical overlapping of frequencies. Basically: La Monte Young on acid. Kosugi mainly played violin. He was on the road with this group between 1971 and 1972, traveling in a Volkswagen minibus from Holland to the Taj Mahal itself. Two albums were made out of that experience: one of them this release, July 15, 1972. This is the first 180 gram vinyl release. Includes an English translation of the original Japanese LP insert. Digitally remastered." - Bamboo.

Artist: TAJ MAHAL TRAVELLERS
Title: July 15, 1972
Format: CD
Label: Bamboo
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"Takehisa Kosugi was a hippie who become an avant-garde composer. Born in Tokyo in 1938, he graduated in 1962 at the Tokyo University of Arts, and then founded the Japanese equivalent of the Fluxus movement, called Group Ongaku, a group devoted to improvisation and multi-media performances. In 1969 he formed the Taj Mahal Travellers, a psychedelic rock group that played lengthy improvised jams that can be summarized in three principles: a far Eastern approach to music as a living organism, an intense electronic processing of instruments and voices, and a semi-mathematical overlapping of frequencies. Basically: La Monte Young on acid. Kosugi mainly played violin. He was on the road with this group between 1971 and 1972, traveling in a Volkswagen minibus from Holland to the Taj Mahal itself. Two albums were made out of that experience: one of them this release, July 15, 1972. Unavailable on CD for a considerable time, this important album now enjoys a timely reissue on Bamboo. Includes an English translation of the original Japanese LP insert. Digitally remastered." -Bamboo.

Artist: V/A
Title: Big Lizard Stomp! Volume 2: Teen Trash from Psychedelic Tokyo 66-69
Format: CD
Label: Bamboo
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"Under the influence of The Beatles, the Group Sounds movement swept Japan in the mid-1960s. This compilation -- out of print for well over 20 years -- collects some of the finest cuts made by several of the leading bands of the time, and makes its long-awaited CD debut here, together with background notes. Includes artists such as The Golden Cups, The Beavers, The Mops, The Spiders, The Carnabeats, Dswooners, and The Jaguars." - Bamboo.

Artist: V/A
Title: Big Lizard Stomp! Volume 2: Teen Trash from Psychedelic Tokyo 66-69
Format: LP
Label: Bamboo
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
"Repressed, originally released for RSD 2016. 180-gram colored LP. Hand-numbered limited edition of 1000. Under the influence of The Beatles, the Group Sounds movement swept Japan in the mid-1960s. This esteemed compilation -- exceedingly difficult to find since its original release in 1990 -- gathers 11 of the wildest tracks in the genre, spanning surf rock, fuzzed-up R&B, and even psychedelia. Its sure to thrill fans of the further reaches of garage rock. Includes tracks by The Golden Cups, The Beavers, The Mops, The Spiders, The Carnabeats, DSwooners, and The Jaguars." - Bamboo.

Artist: V/A
Title: Japrock Sampler Volumes 1-5
Format: 5 CD Boxset
Label: Bamboo
Country: UK
Price: $60.00
"Bamboo presents Julian Copes top five Japanese rock albums assembled here in an essential 5CD Japrock set. Never before available as a box set. Comes with a 36-page illustrated booklet with extensive sleevenotes, rare photos, and band bios. This is not a sampler of music -- it includes the following full albums: Speed, Glue & Shinkis Eve (1971), Flower Travellin Bands Satori (1971), Les Rallizes Dénudés Heavier Than A Death In The Family (recorded mostly in 1977), Far East Family BandsParallel World (1976), and J A Caesars Kokkyou Junreika (1973)." -Bamboo.

Artist: V/A
Title: Monster a Go-Go Volume 1
Format: LP
Label: Bamboo
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
RSD 2016 release. 180-gram clear LP. Limited edition of 1000. "Under the influence of The Beatles, the Group Sounds movement swept Japan in the mid-1960s. This esteemed compilation -- exceedingly difficult to find since its original release in 1990 -- gathers a dozen of the wildest tracks in the genre, spanning surf rock, fuzzed-up R&B, and even psychedelia. Its sure to thrill fans of the further reaches of garage rock. Includes tracks by The Beavers, The Carnabeats, The Spiders, The Voltage, The Mops, DSwooners, The Bunnys, The Golden Cups, and The Savage." - Bamboo.
SOLD OUT

Artist: V/A
Title: Sixties Japanese Garage-Psych Sampler
Format: LP
Label: Bamboo
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
RSD 2016 release. 180-gram colored LP. Hand-numbered limited edition of 1000. "Available on vinyl for the first time since its original 1987 release, this pioneering compilation gathers a dozen of the best bands in the Group Sounds movement that swept Japan in the 1960s. Featuring plenty of frantic songs with wild guitar and intense vocals, its proof that rock and roll was truly an international language, and includes early material by musicians who went on to perform with such legendary bands as Flower Travellin Band; Speed, Glue & Shinki; Les Rallizes Dénudés; and Food Brain. Includes tracks by The Golden Cups, The Dynamites, Outcast,The Carnabeats, The Tempters, The Beavers,The Bunnys, The Mops, The Spiders,DSwooners, Zoo Nee Voo, and Fingers." - Bamboo

Artist: V/A
Title: Slitherama Volume 3: Psychedelic Tokyo 1966-1969
Format: CD
Label: Bamboo
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"Under the influence of The Beatles, the Group Sounds movement swept Japan in the mid-1960s. This compilation -- out of print for well over 20 years -- collects some of the finest cuts made by several of the leading bands of the time, and makes its long-awaited CD debut here, together with background notes. Artists include: Outcast, The Spiders, The Mops, The Savage, The Jaguars, The Sharp Hawks, The Sharp Five, The Voltage, and The Golden Cups." - Bamboo.

Artist: V/A
Title: Slitherama Volume 3: Psychedelic Tokyo 1966-1969
Format: LP
Label: Bamboo
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
"Repressed, originally released for RSD 2016. 180-gram colored LP. Hand-numbered limited edition of 1000. Under the influence of The Beatles, the Group Sounds movement swept Japan in the mid-1960s. This esteemed compilation -- exceedingly difficult to find since its original release in 1991 -- gathers 11 of the wildest tracks in the genre, spanning surf rock, fuzzed-up R&B, and even psychedelia. Its sure to thrill fans of the further reaches of garage rock. Includes tracks by Outcast, The Spiders, The Mops, The Savage, The Jaguars, The Sharp Hawks, The Sharp Five, The Voltage, and The Golden Cups." - Bamboo.

Artist: CHURCHILLS
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Ban
Country: UK
Price: $20.00
"Originally released in Israel in 1969, this legendary bands musicianship and songwriting abilities transcended the Israeli scene to become renowned internationally, combining elements of UK psych, hard rock, Middle Eastern and Greek traditional music, though they do this much more effectively on side 2 than on the more conventional side 1. Important to their sound were two foreign members, Canadian vocalist Stan Solomon and British guitarist Robb Huxley, who also played in JERICHO JONES."

Artist: BECHEAU, MARTIAL
Title: Je Pars Pour Tanger
Format: LP
Label: Bang
Country: France
Price: $18.00
"New album from this young French composer of musique concrete. This third LP is under influenced of altered state of consciousness. A great work on repetition and imaginary landscapes." - Bang.
SOLD OUT

Artist: DREAM SYNDICATE
Title: The Day Before Wine and Roses (Radio KPFK, Los Angeles 1982)
Format: Double LP
Label: Bang!
Country: Spain
Price: $32.00
"Finally released on vinyl, here comes the recording The Dream Syndicate did at a radio session in Los Angeles in 1982 right before getting in the studio to record their legendary debut album The Days of Wine and Roses. And what you get is The Dream Syndicate at their purest essence -- long tracks where they developed all their talent and imagination. No studio limitations, no record company sound limits. Instead, we can hear long tracks, loud volume, distortion and improvisation. Featuring the extended and pumped-up volume songs of the early days, there are also unheard songs and covers of Neil Young and Bob Dylan, all done by the original line-up: Steve Wynn (guitar, vocals), Karl Precoda (guitar), Kendra Smith (bass), Dennis Duck (drums). Presented in a deluxe double vinyl gatefold edition and with previously-unreleased photography, plus liner notes by Steve Wynn recalling those days, this record is a masterpiece of The Dream Syndicate at their purest and best sound. Deluxe gatefold sleeve." - Bang!

Artist: CHILTON, ALEX
Title: Dusted In Memphis (And Elsewhere)
Format: Double LP
Label: Bangkok Productions
Country: Spain
Price: $44.00
"First time re-issue of the legendary Alex Chilton album Dusted In Memphis, originally released in 1980. For many, this is Alexs finest. Includes a second bonus album full of unreleased material; covers, alternate versions, fantastic demos, and infamous complete KUT radio session. All culled from the period between 1975 and 1980, a troubled - but prolific and brilliant - time for Chilton. This is deconstructed rock n roll, perfect pop songs perversely pureed, punkabilly before the term was coined, chaotic, trashy, beautiful. Allegedly, the only copy of these recordings that anyone associated with was lost in the house fire that claimed Alex Chiltons mothers life. If this is true, and the masters have been lost, it is truly a great, great shame as these are possibly the best post-Big Star recordings of Alexs long solo career. This quite legendary bootleg bridges the gap between Sister Lovers (1978) and Like Flies On Sherbert (1979). It contains the Elektra demos with some songs that might be regarded amongst Big Stars finest if they would have found a proper release. This is a great shame as it is an excellent document of where Alex was at during this stage of his career (he wooed the critics during his time in NY, but not the major labels). File between: Skip Spences Oar (1969), Panther Burnss Behind The Magnolia Curtain (1981), Neil Youngs Tonights the Night (1975) and early Cramps." - Bangkok Productions.

Artist: PISARO, MICHAEL/MATTHEW SULLIVAN
Title: Split
Format: LP
Label: Banh Mi Verlag
Country: USA
Price: $15.00

Artist: RIBA, PAU
Title: Jo, La Donya I El Gripau
Format: LP
Label: Bankrobber
Country: Spain
Price: $34.00
"Pau Ribas 1971 masterpiece Jo, La Donya i el Gripau" is finally reissued on vinyl. One of the highlights of Catalan 70s music, this psych-folk record was recorded open air in the Formentera Island, using a Nagra magnetophone. That was the hippiest of Paus times. The music is highly influenced by Catalan popular songbook, and also by the Incredible String Band. This limited reissue (500 copies only) comes with the original artwork, and has inserts with lyrics, extensive interview with Pau (sorry guys, in Catalan only), some unseen photos and a new illustration by artist Miquel Barcelo." -Bankrobber

Artist: MULLEN, GEOFF
Title: Armory Radio
Format: Double LP
Label: Barge Recordings
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Referencing an old Providence armory in Geoffs neighborhood, Armory Radio is an ode to a specific chunk of time and space. Originally self-released as a double CDR in very small quantity, this limited double LP version features new material combined with reworkings of the original CDR version. Departing from last years blues-influenced The Air In Pieces, Geoff surprises us once again with his creative diversity and his ongoing search for new sonic territory. At the start of the Armory Radio project in 2004, Geoff found a busted boombox in the trash with a barely-working short wave radio function on it. This roadside treasure was one of many found objects revived for unconventional reuse: handheld radios, cassette players and speakers which all play a role in structuring the album. This physical scavenging, along with other unplanned musical discoveries, led to the process-driven compositions on Armory Radio. Obsolete technology, found objects and a citys architecture are a few of the repeating themes embedded in Armory Radios guitar-driven drones. Geoffs dramatic use of noise is prevalent as well, building thick fabrics of haze intertwined with fragmented feedback patterns that phase in and out with one another. Comparisons could be drawn to the ethereal short-wave recordings of William Basinski or Phil Niblocks massive drones, but Armory Radio is a more volatile work; no doubt influenced by the fertile noise underground in America (artists like Aaron Dilloway and Prurient come to mind, although not in too literal a way)." -Barge

Artist: ERTUNC, HUSEYIN TRIO
Title: Musiki
Format: CD
Label: Barn Re-leasing
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Reissue of a very obscure free music document, recorded in Cambridge, MA, sometime in the mid-70s. Notable for its Saturn-esque paste-on cover artwork (eloquently reconstructed here), and general cosmic vibe, this record harkens back to days when out was merely a place people went to buy a sandwich. A trio, led by drummer Ertunc, with Michael Cosmic (as, cl, fl, bcl, sop, piccolo, organ, perc.) & Phill Musra (ts, ss, fl, zurna, cl, perc.). The albums features long tracks: "The Creator Spaces", "More Beautiful Vibrations from the Creator" & "Space On Space". These guys recorded 1 more LP and then who knows what? Little else is known, but this trios interface with consensus reality just creaked forward a whole notch." - FE.

Artist: LEMAIRE, DANIELLE
Title: Kill Your Darlings... Not!
Format: Cass
Label: Barreuh
Country: Netherlands
Price: $14.00
Edition of 50. “Its not very often we review a cassette with no less than fifty-five songs on them, but heres one, and each one is mentioned on the cover. In a way one could perhaps see this as a companion release to The Vaults, a double 10″ released by Danielle Lemaire and Jan van den Dobbelsteen (which was reviewed in Vital Weekly 949, and for which I got a mild slap on the wrist: I hadnt mentioned the cover. The cover of that double 10″ looks great, printed by Knust in Nijmegen on their riso machines and has a great naive charm, which adds to the music), as these fifty-five pieces are from roughly 2003 to 2014 and are short, sketch like, with Danielle Lemaire mostly using her voice, telling stories, singing, whispering, moaning and whatever else; sometimes she plays her trademark percussion (xylophones mostly), organ and whatever she else can use. Its all very small and intimate music, almost like a poetry release. Obviously (?) I lost my way while playing this and looking at the track list; it acted in the end more as an endless, unconscious stream of sounds, words, music, and environments. Comes with a nice cover too!” - Vital Weekly.

Artist: VAN DEN DOBBELSTEEN, JAN
Title: Fascinerende Omgeving
Format: Cass
Label: Barreuh
Country: Netherlands
Price: $18.00
“Recorded on Friday, 14-8-1998 at The SleepWellStudio Eindhoven on DAT-tape and later on EndLessCassette Cosmic Volume 1975.” For Hanne Darboven.” - Barreuh.

Artist: GURDJIEFF, G.I.
Title: Harmonic Development
Format: Triple CD/Book
Label: Basta
Country: Netherlands
Price: $58.00
Subtitled: The Complete Harmonium Recordings 1948-1949. 2 regular CDs, an MP3-disc (with 19 hours of music & visuals), plus a 144 page illustrated paperback book on Gurdjieff and his harmonium recordings. This is the first release of this music (there have been numerous releases of Gurdjieffs earlier piano music from the 1920s, usually performed by Thomas de Hartmann), documented to the usual high Basta standards. "Basta Audio Visuals is proud to announce the release of George Gurdjieffs complete harmonium recordings. In September 2000, at the instigation of producer Gert-Jan Blom, Basta Music obtained the license of the 44 master-tapes containing Gurdjieffs complete recorded output from Mme. Sylvie Anastasieff, widow of Valentin Anastasieff, Gurdjieffs nephew. The 113 recordings on these tapes are sequenced in four series: I: First Series - recorded between 1 April and 21 July 1949; II: Mesoteric Series - recorded between 22 July and 18 August 1949; III: American Series - recorded between 25 August and 27 September 1949; IV: Second Series - recorded between 27 September and 16 October 1949. These were recorded at Gurdjieffs apartment in Paris. Additionally, the very first recordings of Gurdjieffs harmonium music -- made at the Wellington Hotel, New York, between 25 December 1948 and early February 1949 -- have been added to this collection with the consent of the Gurdjieff Foundation of New York. These New York recordings also include several talks and stories as told by Gurdjieff to his pupils.        An addenda section containing several interesting, albeit unlabeled pieces from the original wire recordings brings the grand total to 136 recordings, over 19 hours of music, all brought together in chronological sequence on a single disc in MP3 format. As a special bonus, a short 9-minute film made by Evelyn Sutta on several automobile trips with Gurdjieff during the summer of 1949 has been added. This disc will play on any computer with MP3 software installed and on most recent DVD players. An extra 2 CD set in standard audio format contains a representative compilation of the recordings; these discs will play on any CD player. This unique collection comes with an attractive and profusely illustrated 144-page book with many previously unpublished photographs of Gurdjieff and recollections of people who were present when these recordings were made. It further contains several chapters by Gert-Jan Blom about the process of selecting and sequencing the tracks, audio restoration of the recordings, the history of Gurdjieffs harmonium music, transcriptions of Gurdjieffs stories and an extensive track notes-section. The book has a preface by King Crimson guitarist, Guitar Craft instructor and Soundscaper Robert Fripp." - Basta.
SOLD OUT

Artist: GURDJIEFF, G.I.
Title: Oriental Suite: The Complete Orchestral Music 1923-1924
Format: 4CD/Book
Label: Basta
Country: Netherlands
Price: $105.00
"Were always running out of words to complement Bastas packaging, but this is really something: beautifully printed 255-page hardcover book, with 4 CDs in a supplementary folder. The music here was recorded in 2001 by the Metropole Orchestra, conducted by Jan Stulen." - FE. "Between 13 and 25 December 1923 the Gurdjieff Institute gave a series of eight public demonstrations of the Sacred Gymnastics and Movements at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris. The music, composed by Gurdjieff to accompany these dances, was orchestrated by Thomas de Hartmann and performed by an orchestra of thirty-five musicians. In January 1924, Gurdjieff and his pupils sailed to America for a series of public demonstrations in New York, Boston and Chicago. At Gurdjieffs request, de Hartmann adapted the full orchestral scores for a smaller ensemble that would accompany the demonstrations there. The four CDs enclosed with this book contain both the Paris orchestrations and the American versions, all recorded for the first time by the Metropole Orchestra and the Little Orchestra. An addenda section features music that was intended for Gurdjieffs unfinished ballet The Struggle of the Magicians. In order to complete the reconstruction of the orchestral Gurdjieff/de Hartmann music, the Oriental Suite, compiled by de Hartmann in 1956, is included as well. The 255-page book is profusely illustrated with many new photos and unique historical documents. It further contains recollections of people who were present when these demonstrations were given, as well as a sampling of the extensive press coverage that the Gurdjieff Institute generated during its first (and final) public appearance." - Basta.

Artist: SCOTT, RAYMOND
Title: Manhattan Research Inc.
Format: Triple LP
Label: Basta
Country: Netherlands
Price: $48.00
"Repressed for the first time in a few years. Astounding triple LP version of this collection of unreleased electronic music from Raymond Scotts studio, from the 1950s & 60s. Previously issued as a double CD w/ book (BASTA 9078). This vinyl edition is presented as three LPs, each packaged and in its own full color gatefold jacket, all shrinkwrapped together (the LPs are not available individually). Contains all 69 tracks found on the CD version. "Over two hours of Raymond Scotts unreleased electronic recordings from the 1950s and 60s. In 1946, Scott formed Manhattan Research Inc. (MRI), billed as Designers and Manufacturers of Electronic Music and Musique Concrète Devices and Systems. His colleague Robert Moog said, Scott was definitely in the forefront of developing electronic music technology and in the forefront of using it commercially as a musician. Soothing Sounds For Baby was just a warm-up. With MRI, prepare yourself for something beyond the pleasant parameters of pop. Scotts electronic experiments took him to uncharted netherworlds. The results are intriguing, compelling, and occasionally diabolic. Where SSFB offers relaxing ambience, the grotesqueries of MRI promise a sonic excursion to the realms of weightlessness, moon-craters, and six-armed aliens with twittering antennae. The recordings range from detergent jingles to decidedly non-commercial -- uncommercial, even -- experimental adventures in sound sculpture."-Basta
SOLD OUT

Artist: SCOTT, RAYMOND
Title: Soothing Sounds For Baby
Format: Triple LP
Label: Basta
Country: Netherlands
Price: $48.00
"A limited edition (1500 sets) reissue on LP of the 3 original volumes of Raymond Scotts Soothing Sounds For Baby series, with reproductions of the original LP cover artwork/liner notes. All 3 LPs are printed separately, but shrinkwrapped together so that they can only be sold as a set. Featuring the legendary electronic music of Raymond Scott from 1963, originally issued by Epic Records."
SOLD OUT

Artist: V/A
Title: Anthology of Dutch Electronic Tape Music, Volume 2 1966-1977
Format: Double CD
Label: Basta
Country: Netherlands
Price: $23.00
"This second volume of the Anthology of Electronic Tape Music contains works composed after 1966, when electronic music broadened its horizons and established links with other disciplines, as studios opened their portals to influences and involvement from outside. Although electronic music after 1966 became very fragmented and took many new forms in Holland, Volume 2 of the Anthology aims to provide an overall survey of pure tape music. Other movements, such as computer music, and their links with each other are discussed in the liner notes. We have attempted to offer groundbreaking and influential works as well as first electronic works by pioneering composers. Volume 2 presents composers not represented on Volume 1. Jacob Cats, Tera de Marez Oyens, Jos Kunst, Gilius van Bergeijk, Frans van Doorn, Thomas Arras, Simeon ten Holt, Victor Wentink, Louis Andriessen, Peter Smith and Tony van Campen." -Basta

Artist: V/A
Title: Popular Electronics: The Singles Collection
Format: 4x7" Boxset
Label: Basta
Country: Netherlands
Price: $105.00
"Limited, numbered edition of 1000 copies, housed in an embossed red velvet box. This boxset reissues 4 original 7"s as first issued by Philips in the late 50s/early 60s, with exact repros of the original picture sleeves, liner notes and labels. This music was previously compiled on the 4CD compilation box set Popular Electronics: Early Dutch Electronic Music From Philips Research Laboratories (1956-1963), as released on Basta in 2004. Historical, long desired early electronic music from legendary Dutch composers. Included here are: H. Badings, Electronic Ballet Music: Cain and Abel (1956); Kid Baltan, Electronic Popular Music (1957); Tom Dissevelt, Electronic Movements (1958); Tom Dissevelt/Kid Baltan, Electronic Music (1961). Expensive, but excessively deluxe and very costly to manufacture; a one-of-a-kind artifact that you will have a hard time believing really exists!"-Basta

Artist: CLOUDLAND CANYON
Title: Mothlight Pt. 2
Format: 7"
Label: Bathetic
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
"Bathetic is proud to release the first single from the CLOUDLAND CANYON full-length LP, Fin Eaves (out on Holy Mountain)! Were very happy this chunk of dreamscaped atmosphere could serve as our first venture into vinyl territory. Cloudland Canyon are widely respected for their shimmering approach to music, a combination of elements as varied as krautrock, shoegaze, pop, and drone. Mothlight, Part 2 is a perfect first single and represents the bands slight re-direction into the more uptempo, catchier nooks and crannies of their vibe. Dont miss out on this!" Last copies of a First Edition of 300 pressed on marbled, color vinyl." -Bathetic.

Artist: HIGH WOLF
Title: A Guide to Healing
Format: 7"
Label: Bathetic
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
"A particularly potent missive from the Gallic psyche enigma, HIGH WOLF. From the first bars of Free Your Energy Field we can feel ourselves being sucked in reverse towards the kaleidoscopic vortex of High Wolfs loops, tempered tape distortion at the edge of event horizon buffering a stream of chromatic synth colours and spiraling raga scales towards the inky abyss of your psyche. Once on the other side we Swallow Pills with Ganga River Water, where babbling rhythms split off into stereo swirling formations curling around the head and hallucinatory images of astral harmony begin to form in the third eye, glands swelling in the frontal lobes to perfume the senses into a deeply spiritual reverie. Lush." -Boomkat.

Artist: LIMBUS 3
Title: Cosmic Music Experience
Format: LP
Label: Batsching
Country: Germany
Price: $22.00
"Formed in Heidelberg in 1968, Limbus were a most unusual band who grew a unique music out of jazz, folk and avant-garde roots. On their debut album New Atlantis (subtitled Cosmic Music Experience), they had become the acoustic trio Limbus 3, and had broken out beyond free-jazz, enthused chaos and delirium into a weird ethnic music concoction, and naturally with overtly uncompromising results." - Steven & Alan Freeman (Crack In The Cosmic Egg). Edition of 500 copies. Been 4-5 years since weve had this.. Highly recommended!
SOLD OUT

Artist: PAVITT, BRUCE
Title: Sub Pop USA! The Subterranean Pop Music Anthology, 1980-1988
Format: Book
Label: Bazillion Points
Country: USA
Price: $27.00
“The complete Subterranean Pop fanzines and Seattle Rocket newspaper columns by Bruce Pavitt; an unbelievably deep chronicle of regional American indie pop, punk, hardcore, art/noise, metal, spoken word, hip hop, and rock’n roll during the 1980s by the founder of Sub Pop Records.

Over 1,000 recording artists hunted down and hyped in their original indie habitats, including Black Flag, Sonic Youth, Hüsker Dü, the Wipers, Dinosaur Jr., Run-D.M.C., Slayer, Beastie Boys, Mudhoney…plus an entire nation of inspired amateurs.

In 1979, Bruce Pavitt moved from Chicago to Olympia, Washington, and began programming a show called Subterranean Pop on local community radio station KAOS-FM. In 1980, he launched Subterranean Pop magazine, dedicated to the unsung punk, new wave, and experimental regional bands of the Pacific Northwest and Midwest. Calvin Johnson of K Records joined the zine’s staff later that year, beginning with the second issue.

The Sub Pop zine puzzled punk and new wave fans from major cities; readers were surprised that there were enough bands in the forgotten cities and states to devote a column, let alone an entire fanzine. Even more puzzling was the exclusion of artists like the Clash, Gang of Four, Blondie, or PIL, solely because of their major label associations. Driven by the power of independent thinking, early issues featured impassioned rallying cries for local action that make more sense than ever today, alongside early published artwork by Linda Barry, Charles Burns, and Jad Fair.

In 1983, Pavitt moved to Seattle and commenced his widely-read Sub Pop USA column in the Rocket newspaper, each month exposing new underground and independent artists. From Beat Happening and Pell Mell to early records by the Beastie Boys, Metallica, and Run-D.M.C., Sub Pop was a 1980s independent music bible, written with a diverse appreciation for happening scenes across the USA. In 1986, Pavitt put his ideas into practice, launching Sub Pop Records with the historic Sub Pop 100 compilation and Soundgarden’s first release, Screaming Life. While the Sub Pop Records legacy is today legendary, the groundwork and creative wellspring that put Seattle on the musical map is assembled here for the first time.” - Bazillion Points.

Artist: TOUCH & GO
Title: The Complete Hardcore Punk Zine 79-83
Format: Book
Label: Bazillion Points
Country: USA
Price: $29.00
"Touch And Go fanzine was the brainchild of Tesco Vee and Dave Stimson and was launched in Lansing, Michigan, in 1979. Major fanatics of the new punk happenings in the late 70s, TV and DS set out to chronicle, lambaste, ridicule, and heap praise on all they arbitrarily loved or hated in the music communities in the US and abroad. In laughably minuscule press runs by todays standards, T & G was made by guys within the Midwest scene strictly for the edification of scenesters and pals in other cities like DC, Philly, Boston, LA, SF, Chicago, et al. Inspired by magazines such as Slash and Search and Destroy and writers like Claude Bessy and Chris Desjardines, TV and DS pumped out seventeen naughty, irreverent issues together, and TV did another five solo. Magazines like Forced Exposure and Your Flesh, among others, soon fired up Xerox machines themselves, and the rest is history. So is the legendary independent record label launched from this zine, and so are the bands covered inside: Black Flag, Minor Threat, the Misfits, Negative Approach, the Fix, the Avengers, the Necros, Discharge, Iron Cross, Youth Brigade, Faith, Die Kreuzen, Crucifix, Poison Idea -- and all the other punks worth their weight in glorious black and white. Featuring new introductory essays by punk icons Tesco Vee (The Meatmen), Dave Stimson, Steve Miller (The Fix), Henry Rollins (S.O.A./Black Flag), Keith Morris (Black Flag/Circle Jerks), Peter Davis (Your Flesh), Henry Owings (Chunklet), Byron Coley (Forced Exposure), Corey Rusk (Necros/Touch and Go Records), John Brannon (Negative Approach), and Ian MacKaye (Teen Idles/Minor Threat). Exclusive early interviews with the Fix, Necros, Minor Threat, Youth Brigade, Iron Cross, Misfits, Negative Approach, JFA, Battalion of Saints, Crucifucks, 7 Seconds, Faith, the Effigies, the Minutemen, Scream, Die Kreuzen, Crucifix, Poison Idea, SSD, & others. 8.5"x 11"x1.25", 4lbs., 101% offensive joy!" 546 pages." -Bazillion Points
SOLD OUT

Artist: WE GOT POWER!
Title: Hardcore Punk Scenes From 1980s Southern California
Format: Book
Label: Bazillion Points
Country: USA
Price: $30.00
"Featuring essays by David Markey, Jordan Schwartz, Jennifer Schwartz, Henry Rollins, Keith Morris, Chuck Dukowski, Dez Cadena, Louiche Mayorga, Cameron Jamie, Pat Fear, Steve Humann, Tony Adolescent, Jack Brewer, Jula Bell, Mike Watt, Sean Wheeler, Joe Carducci, Daniel “Shredder” Weizmann, and Janet Housden. Presenting nearly 400 first-generation L.A. hardcore punk photographs Including complete color reprints of We Got Power fanzine 1981–1983 and beyond. As teenagers in 1981, David Markey and his best friend Jordan Schwartz founded We Got Power, a fanzine dedicated to the first-generation hardcore punk music community in their native Los Angeles. Their text and cameras captured the early punk spirit of Black Flag, the Minutemen, Social Distortion, Red Cross/Redd Kross, Suicidal Tendencies, the Descendents, White Flag, the Last, the Gun Club, Saccharine Trust and many others at the height of their precocious punk powers. In the process, the duo’s amazing photographs also captured the dilapidated suburbs, abandoned storefronts, and dereliction of the early Reagan era—a rubble-strewn social apocalypse that demanded a youth uprising! Never before seen except in crude fanzine form, these detailed and richly narrative photos are now collected to present an intimate portrayal of a uniquely fertile creative moment." - Bazillion Points

Artist: DEAR JOHN
Title: Frustrated Conversation
Format: 7"
Label: BDR
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"A 30th anniversary re-release of the 1981 7-inch from St. Louis power pop group DEAR JOHN. The band only lasted a couple of years, but they managed to release on regionally acclaimed 7-inch on their own A.K.A. records. The single has been a tough find for collectors. These are the original pressing found in storage packaged in new sleeves." -BDR

Artist: MAX LOAD
Title: Max Load
Format: LP/CD/DVD
Label: BDR
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"MAX LOAD was formed and began playing live shows around Belleville in 1978. They soon were playing in St. Louis as well, but they never would be treated as equals. They were often forced to play first, before much less competent bands, or dead last, when the St. Louis crowd was anxious to get to the after-party. Last often meant playing to an empty room, rather than being the coveted headlining spot. Out shining most of the Missouri bands around at the time, they released a scorching two song 45 ("X-Rod" b/w "Magazine Sex") in 1979 on their own label. It was mostly intended as a calling card to secure gigs, but some copies were sold locally and a few even distributed by Bomp! Records in CA. The band would go on to record studio demos in 1980 at the request of Epic Records and would commit countless songs to tape with their own 4-track recorder. They were also the only punk band in the area to pay attention to and be featured on the short-lived cable access TV show, Street Beat. Although Max Load started out with a fairly traditional punk sound, by 1981 they started writing more post punk and art punk influenced material. This new direction can be heard on the included 4-track demos. Like so many other bands, they never got that record deal or big break they were hoping for. By late 1982, most members had moved on to new projects and the band was gone by 1983. The Max Load release is comprised of all studio recordings from 1979-1983. The X-Rod 45 is included, along with 22 never-before-released 8-track and 4-track demos. The package includes a 14-song LP, a 24-song CD and a DVD that features a 20-song live performance, recorded for cable access TV in 1981. The CD and DVD come with a title card in a protective sleeve thats tucked inside the LP jacket, along with a double sided 11"x17" insert featuring numerous photos, gig posters and extensive liner notes." - BDR.

Artist: PHILOSOPHIC COLLAGE
Title: Genius
Format: 7"
Label: BDR
Country: USA
Price: $7.50
"According to the original St. Louis punk crowd, the Philosophic Collage and band leader Craig Kurtz (aka Timothy Tyme) were mildly difficult, if not completely off-putting. Their brand of abrasive music and Craigs "genius" schtick was too hard to take. When the band released this EP in 1981, most were confused by the four blasts of Art Punk/Midwestern No Wave, uh...if there really is such a thing as No Wave in the Midwest. It did impress Rough Trade enough to pick it up for distribution, even if the local response was less than enthusiastic. The band only managed to play a handful of area gigs before nobody wanted to book them. They were far more successful in Chicago. Playing larger gigs to more receptive audiences and even signing on with a manager. Two cassettes were released after the EP, but it was all over by 1982 when Craig split the band up after an attempt to relocate to Chicago had failed. BDR Records (the St. Louis-only division of Rerun Records) presents a deluxe reissue of this curiosity. 500 copies pressed on thick black vinyl. Housed in a heavy duty glue-pocket sleeve with a double-sided 14"x7" insert featuring vintage zine write-ups, ads and reviews, along with new liner notes by Craig Kurtz." -BDR.

Artist: RAYMILLAND
Title: Recordings 79-81
Format: LP/CD
Label: BDR
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"A collection of archival recordings by this St. Louis postpunk band that had gained an underground reputation in the late 70s through a single released by the influential music and art magazine Praxis, their appearances on Sub-Pop and Dong Dong Tapes cassette compilations, and a self-released demo cassette, as well as rare live performances. Though a bit on the dark side, their songs arent gloomy, but instead full of fractured, angular, angst-driven noise and energy. The 7- track LP comes with an included CD with 5 extra songs, plus a 2-sided photo insert. Limited pressing of 500 copies." - BDR

Artist: RETROS
Title: Inner City Rockers-The Retros 1979
Format: LP + CD
Label: BDR
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"THE RETROS were arguably the best punk band in St. Louis during their brief existence. From 1978-1981 they wowed crowds at parties, VFW halls and bowling alleys with their infectious punk pop anthems. A couple attempts at recordings were made, but the Retros produced no official released during their lifespan. In the Spring of 1979, the band was the subject of a final exam for a friends studio recording class at Webster University. When the exam was finished, the Retros took advantage of the couple of hours of leftover studio time. They ripped through twelve originals ina quick, live-in-the-studio type set up with limited overdubs and only a couple of retakes. The tapes ended up in soundman/manager DON HOLLENBECKs closet and were nearly forgotten until now. LP includes the entire twelve-song session and the CD adds four bonus live tracks. LP limited to 300 copies in a silkscreened sleeve with full-color insert with photos, posters and notes, and includes a CD version." -BDR

Artist: RILEY, TERRY
Title: Descending Moonshine Dervishes
Format: LP
Label: Beacon Sound
Country: US
Price: $24.00
"Beacon Sound present a reissue of Terry Rileys Descending Moonshine Dervishes, originally released in 1982. Recorded live in Berlin in 1975, and largely improvised, Riley plays a modified Yamaha organ with variable resistors to facilitate tuning in just intonation. This is a 50+ minute recording divided into two halves for vinyl. Terry Riley turned the music world upside down with his 1964 work In C, a revolutionary concept based on 53 modules that can be improvised upon by any number of musicians for an indeterminate amount of time over a pulsing C note typically played on piano or mallet. Performed live for the first time by Steve Reich, Pauline Oliveros, Morton Subotnik, and Jon Gibson, it has since been performed by everyone from the Shanghai Film Orchestra, Adrian Utley of Portishead, and the Malian musicians of Africa Express (featuring contributions by Brian Eno and Damon Albarn). Though referred to as the "father of minimalism", the 81-year-old Riley has ranged widely in the intervening decades, deeply influenced by jazz, North Indian classical music, and a distinctly West Coast strain of radical spirituality - and in turn influencing practically everyone: The Who ("Baba ORiley"), The Velvet Underground, collaborators The Kronos Quartet, as well as the legions of cutting-edge electronic musicians and contemporary composers making genre-defying music today. A resident of Grass Valley, CA, Riley is still touring the world. " - Beacon Sound. "Great for meditating to the cosmos" -Thurston Moore. Remastered by Rafael Anton Irisarri.

Artist: RILEY, TERRY
Title: Songs For The Ten Voices Of The Two Prophets
Format: LP
Label: Beacon Sound
Country: US
Price: $24.00
"Beacon Sound present a reissue of Terry Rileys Songs For The Ten Voices Of The Two Prophets, originally released in 1983. Recorded live in Munich in 1982 using two Prophet synthesizers and voice, this album is a reflection of Rileys ongoing interest in melding improvisation, electronic music, and the raga vocal stylings of his mentor, Pandit Pran Nath. Terry Riley turned the music world upside down with his 1964 work In C, a revolutionary concept based on 53 modules that can be improvised upon by any number of musicians for an indeterminate amount of time over a pulsing C note typically played on piano or mallet. Performed live for the first time by Steve Reich, Pauline Oliveros, Morton Subotnik, and Jon Gibson, it has since been performed by everyone from the Shanghai Film Orchestra, Adrian Utley of Portishead, and the Malian musicians of Africa Express (featuring contributions by Brian Eno and Damon Albarn). Though referred to as the "father of minimalism", the 81-year-old Riley has ranged widely in the intervening decades, deeply influenced by jazz, North Indian classical music, and a distinctly West Coast strain of radical spirituality - and in turn influencing practically everyone: The Who ("Baba ORiley"), The Velvet Underground, collaborators The Kronos Quartet, as well as the legions of cutting-edge electronic musicians and contemporary composers making genre-defying music today. A resident of Grass Valley, CA, Riley is still touring the world. Remastered by Raphael Anton Irisarri" - Beacon Sound. "His voice twists and curves in complicated arabesques, recalling Indian music, and especially the singing of Mr. Rileys colleague and teacher, Pandit Pran Nath, who is also associated with Mr. Rileys long-time friend LaMonte Young. The synthesizers create a hushed, meditative counterpoint of slowly unwinding melodies and cross-rhythms... the Prophet 5, a polyphonic synthesizer that is capable of rich viola-like sounds, is a winning instrument for Mr. Rileys improvisations. After years of playing a Yamaha electric organ, he has turned to the synthesizer, which theoretically offers an infinite assortment of sounds. Rather than take advantage of the instruments ability to mimic vocal sounds and timbres, as composers like Jon Hassel and Brian Eno have done, Mr. Riley plays the synthesizer as a keyboard instrument, with a luminous sound and the ability to bend or inflect notes." - New York Times, Feb 1984. Includes original insert; Edition of 300.

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

Artist: COSTES
Title: Katai Udon
Format: Cass
Label: Beast 666 Tapes
Country: Japan
Price: $13.00
1994 release.
SOLD OUT

Artist: V/A
Title: Dwarf
Format: Cass
Label: Beast 666 Tapes
Country: Japan
Price: $10.00
1987 comp with The Hanatarashi, Incapacitants, The Vickly & Oddrockanize, Bruno Cassano and TV Cherubs.
SOLD OUT

Artist: V/A
Title: Helter Skelter
Format: Cass
Label: Beast 666 Tapes
Country: Japan
Price: $13.00
1986 comp with Le Syndicat & Merzbow, The Hantarashi, Hijo Kaidan & Null.

Artist: V/A
Title: Im Stupid
Format: Cass
Label: Beast 666 Tapes
Country: Japan
Price: $10.00
With The Boredoms, The Hanatarashi, Merzbow, The Gerogerigegege, Masonna, TV Cherubs & Solmania. From 1990.
SOLD OUT

Artist: V/A
Title: Kill S.P.K.
Format: Cass
Label: Beast 666 Tapes
Country: Japan
Price: $13.00
1985 comp featuring the Boredoms, Hanatarashi, Yellowhouse (Eye and Hitomi), Dead Neubautens, The Hum, Agencement. Le Syndicat, etc..
SOLD OUT

Artist: V/A
Title: No Body
Format: Cass
Label: Beast 666 Tapes
Country: Japan
Price: $10.00
1986 comp with Gerogerigegege, Yellowhouse, We Never Sleep, Buruno Cossano, etc..

Artist: V/A
Title: Yellow Power Scum
Format: Cass
Label: Beast 666 Tapes
Country: Japan
Price: $10.00
1991 comp featuring multiple tracks by The Boredoms, UFO or DIE, Masomania (Masonna and Solmania), The Gerogerigegege & Yellowhouse. Cover art by Eye.
SOLD OUT

Artist: V/A
Title: Zatsuon No Higan
Format: Cass
Label: Beast 666 Tapes
Country: Japan
Price: $13.00
1994 comp with GG Allin, Costes, The German Shepherds, John Trubee, etc.

Artist: ZIP CODE RAPISTS
Title:
Format: Cass
Label: Beast 666 Tapes
Country: Japan
Price: $13.00
Greg Turkington (Faxed Head, Neil Hamburger, Breakfast Without Meat, Sounds of American Adult Bookstores & Fast Food Restaurants, Amarillo Records, etc..) = genius.
SOLD OUT

Artist: INSTANT AUTOMATONS, THE
Title: Sincerely Making A Noise
Format: LP
Label: Beat Generation
Country: Belgium
Price: $22.00
"Instant Automatons were leading figures in the largely cassette-based U.K. Bad Music scene (a British DIY movement whose adherents made their music available on cassette, for free) of the late 70s. Between 1977 and 1982, using a bedroom full of homemade gear plus some conventional instrumentation, core members Protag (later of Alternative TV, Blyth Power and Zounds) and Mark Lancaster ("somewhere between Cooper Clarke and Mark E. Smith") forged a warped hybrid of traditional song craft and lo-fi primitive post punk. Although cassettes were the bands native medium, they also appeared on several vinyl releases, including their own EP and various compilations featuring similar weirdos. For fans of the Messthetics compilations (Hyped to Death released the Another Wasted Sunday Afternoon compilation CD), Urinals, Homosexuals. Curated by Lancaster, Sincerely Making A Noise dusts off curiosities from the Instant Automatons archives (Peter Paints His Fence EP, Angst In My Pants EP, No Platform For Heels LP, Love Not Devotion LP, Tape Transport cassette). Co-released by Beat Generation and B.F.E. Records. First time ever that most of the songs appear on a vinyl release. Compilation from lost cassette releases. 180 gram vinyl. Edition of 300." - Beat Generation.
SOLD OUT

Artist: LOS VIOLADORES
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Beat Generation
Country: Spain
Price: $21.00
"Los Violadores ("The Rapists") were formed after Los Testiculos, a seminal band from the Argentinean punk scene, stopped playing. Stuka on bass and voice, Harry B on guitar, and Sergio Gramatica: this was the bands first line-up. They started playing live in 1980 at small and selected clubs. People quickly paid attention to these rude boys, who played a chaotic brand of rock n roll. Due to the dictatorship in Argentina, police often showed up to cancel shows. Censorship enforced by the dictatorship forced them to use the name Los Voladores ("The Rockets") at some of their first gigs. They had two major enemies: the military regime and the hippies. Yes, the hippies. Los Violadores were always in a fight with the usual old legends from the 70s, such as Seru Giran, Leon Gieco, and Spinetta Jade. In 1983 they recorded their first LP, one of the hardest, loudest, and dirtiest album ever recorded in Argentina. In this recording the band had their classic line-up: Pil Trafa on vocals, Stuka playing guitar, Robert "Polaco" Zelazeck on bass, and Sergio Gramatica on drums. Titles such as "Mirando la Guerra por TV," "Guerra total," "Mujeres Vengan a Mí," and "Viejos Pateticos" (a song covered by the American band Los Crudos) were aimed like spit at the face of the military regime, the cops, and society generally. After lots of horrible bootlegs, Beat Generation is proud to announce the first ever official re-release of this classic album, with the original artwork and inserts. Absolutely a must have for everyone into South American and global punk. Limited to 500 copies on 180 gram vinyl. Comes with the original cover and lyrics insert." - Beat Generation.
SOLD OUT

Artist: PURE HELL
Title: Noise Addiction
Format: LP
Label: Beat Generation
Country: Spain
Price: $22.00
2017 repress. "Beat Generation presents a reissue of Pure Hell sole full-length album, recorded in 1978 but not released until 2006. In 1974, on the streets of Philadelphia, a band unlike any other was formed. They called themselves Pretty Poison. They had a sound so ahead of its time that the music industry was not yet ready for it. They coupled the punk sound of the New York bands of the time with a harder, faster heavy metal edge unheard before. Their unique sound was a result of Kenny Gordons berserk choreography and Preston Morriss needling guitar riffs, while Steel and Spider added synchronized barrage with no nonsense execution to the arsenal. Inspired by the famous fuel-altered dragster, they changed their name to Pure Hell in 1975. Soon after, they moved to New York City where they played with bands like the New York Dolls, Sid Vicious, Wayne County and the Electric Chairs, The Dead Boys, The Stimulators, Richard Hell, The Germs, The Nuns, The Cramps and more. In 1978 Pure Hell headlined a tour of the UK, with bands like the UK Subs, Wilko Johnson, Vermilion & the Aces and more opening for them. While in the UK, their only original record was released. It was a single released by their manager Curtis Knight on his label, Golden Sphinx Records. The songs on the single were "These Boots Were Made for Walking" and "No Rules." The single charted in the top 40 charts in the UK. During the same year, a full length album was recorded but was never released. It did not surface again for 28 years. Limited edition of 500 copies." - Beat Generation.

Artist: V/A
Title: Rodrigo D. No Futuro
Format: LP
Label: Beat Generation
Country: Spain
Price: $22.00
“Medellín, Colombia. Mid-1980s. The city was immersed in an everyday war ritual. Police, narcs, gangs ruled the streets without fear of death. Young people had very few chances to live free from this stuff, so most of them fell into this war against everything, as the easy thing to do. A massive exodus from small villages filled cities with people to deceive. It was in the midst of this absolute chaos and destruction that the first punk and metal bands of the region started to try to make something different. Everything was against them -- society, family, police, government. Handmade guitars, amplifiers, drums -- anything would work. Pestes,Mutantex, P-Ne, Amén, Ekrion, Agressor, Parabellum, Blasfemia,Profanación, Dexkoncierto, and Mierda appeared in the city and built this scene. Rodrigo D. No Futuro is a 1990 film with these same bands, and this is the first vinyl reissue of its soundtrack -- original copies are expensive as hell. Replica cover and insert with lots of info. 180-gram vinyl. Limited to 500 copies.” - Beat Generation.

Artist: V8
Title: Luchando por el Metal
Format: LP
Label: Beat Generation
Country: Spain
Price: $20.00
"It was 1979, during the Argentine dictatorship, when Ricardo Iorio and Ricardo Moreno decided to start a heavy rock band called Comunion Humana. Two months later some tracks were arranged and Gerardo Osemberg joined ´em as drummer. Inspired by fast engines and the intensity of their playing, the band took V8 as their moniker. During 1980-1982 they played lots of shows that were filled with dramatic incidents: disturbances, arrests, detentions, and event deaths. For these reasons the image of the band was totally conditioned and people started to hate them. In 1982 they recorded their legendary demo-tape and started to receive more attention from others countries. They played lots of gigs, some totally sold out and others empty because crowds hated their rock image and attitude. In 1983 they recorded their debut album Luchando por el Metal ("Fighting for the Metal") with their classic line-up: Ricardo Iorio on bass, Osvaldo Civile on guitar, Alberto Zarmarbide on vocals, and Gustavo Rowek on drums. Before disbanding in 1987 they recorded more albums and their status grew, making them a reference and inspiration for many metal heads all around the world. V8 were chased, ill-treated, and despised for their social lyrics and also for the incidents that occurred at every show. As we mentioned before, there was a tragedy at one show in Estadio Platense, where fighting with the police resulted in deaths. Beat Generation is more than proud to release this record officially for the first time, a total cult piece of South American metal: a record perfect for the times we are living in now. 180 gram vinyl, limited to 500 copies. Comes in original cover with lyrics insert." -Beat Generation.

Artist: V8
Title: Un Paso Más en la Batalla
Format: LP
Label: Beat Generation
Country: Spain
Price: $22.00
"180-gram vinyl; limited to 500 copies. Between August and September of 1984, the Argentine band V8 entered the studio to record their much-anticipated follow-up to their mighty debut, Luchando por el Metal, the first metal album released in Argentina. This second album was the consecration for the band; their fans were already thousands but they got more and more recognition with this new LP. The bands reputation grew, partly by virtue of their lyrics, which reflected the dictatorship of the time and the pain and frustration of the whole society, and partly due to their commitment to play everywhere they could. The new songs were still fast and direct, and a little better played than the previous albums, so this album helped them to gain a cult status in their country and the rest of the metal world. This is the first vinyl reissue of this seminal album of South American metal. Replica cover art and insert." - Beat Generation.

Artist: COMELADE, PASCAL
Title: El Pianista del Antifaz
Format: CD
Label: Because Music
Country: France
Price: $18.00
"French-Catalan musician Pascal Comelades world is atypical and his inspirations come from many different sources -- from contemporary music to The Cramps -- making him one of the most creative and original artists of our times. At the crossroads of many different arts, never where hes expected, he never ceases to surprise his audience, taking the listener on poetic paths of primitive perception. El Pianista del Antifaz is the latest album in Comelades galaxy. The artwork was designed by Dutch illustrator Joost Swart." -Because Music.

Artist: COMELADE, PASCAL
Title: El Pianista del Antifaz
Format: LP + CD
Label: Because Music
Country: France
Price: $24.00
"French-Catalan musician Pascal Comelades world is atypical and his inspirations come from many different sources -- from contemporary music to The Cramps -- making him one of the most creative and original artists of our times. At the crossroads of many different arts, never where hes expected, he never ceases to surprise his audience, taking the listener on poetic paths of primitive perception. El Pianista del Antifaz is the latest album in Comelades galaxy. The artwork was designed by Dutch illustrator Joost Swart." -Because Music.

Artist: COMELADE, PASCAL
Title: LArgot Du Bruit
Format: LP + CD
Label: Because Music
Country: France
Price: $26.00
"The first reedition (ever) of Pascal Comelades 1998 cult classic L´Argot Du Bruit, personally overseen by Pascal himself, this very unique edition comes with new updated artwork (done by Pascal) and the three legendary duets with P.J. Harvey and Robert Wyatt on "September Song". Includes CD." - Because Music.

Artist: COMELADE, PASCAL
Title: Le Rocanrolorama Abrege
Format: Double LP + CD
Label: Because Music
Country: France
Price: $28.00
"Gatefold sleeve. Includes CD. Le Rocanrolorama Abrege is a clear perspective on Pascal Comelades musical universe; it can be considered an ultimate "best of" and a radical introduction to this chaotic and uncompromising instrumental music. Rocanrolorama Abrégé (abbreviated "rockandrolorama", in English) is the short version of the complete works and reworks of Pascal Comelade, published at the end of 2016 as a six-CD box set, in a limited edition of 1000, numbered and signed copies (BEC 5156515). Pascal Comelade made this album as if it was a new and separate album, with tracks that he considers to best represent his work, from 1993 to 2016, according to the principle applied with the Rocanrolorama box set: songs in their original form, alternative versions, reworks, additions. Le Rocanrolorama Abrégé was conceived with the double LP format in mind: four sides with six tracks each, which you can listen to in the right order, from start to finish, according to a logical, thought-out progression for each side (slow tempo, medium tempo, orchestrations, electricity, etc.), paying tribute to the concept behind the collection rhythm and blues formidable." - Because Music.

Artist: COMELADE, PASCAL
Title: Rocanrolorama (1974-2016)
Format: 6 CD Box
Label: Because Music
Country: France
Price: $46.00
"Since the release of his first album in 1975, Pascal Comelade has worked profusely and participated in numerous collaborations with Richard Pinhas, PJ Harvey and Robert Wyatt. His compositions, depending on the period and their singular mixes, are reminiscent of MC5, Erik Satie, Nino Rota, Ennio Morricone and Suicide. Pascal Comelade has created a language, dancing on an indefinitely moving musical skeleton, from stripped-down sexiness to overly dressed orchestral sounds, by successive combinations, mixing both folklore, underground, repetitive and variety music, pataphysical riffs and toy-like instruments. He is a renowned artist, extensively supported by the general and musical press. Rocanrolorama (1974-2016) is the result of a process Pascal Comelade started in 2011, re-reading his repertoire which includes albums, cassettes, unreleased and exclusive material, live, alternative, re-recorded and re-worked versions. This self-revisited anthology is a six-CD box set, including an exclusive hand-numbered lithograph and a 72-page booklet with notes, credits, drawings; Edition of 1000. CD 1, My Degeneration (1974-1986), features: David Cunningham (Flying Lizards), Richard Pinhas (Heldon), Armand Miralles (Heriatus), Victor Nubla (Macromassa). CD 2, Slow Musics (1980-1997), features: Laurent Sinclair (Taxi-Girl), Mark Cunningham (Mars), members of the punk band from Montpellier OTH, General Alcazar. CD 3, Patafisiskal Polska (1992-1996), features: Toti Soler, Pierre Bastien, Jac Berrocal, Bel Canto Orquestra. CD 4, Musiques De Genre (1996-2000), features: PJ Harvey, Jean-Hervé Peron (Faust), Robert Wyatt, Miossec, Jac Berrocal, Jaki Liebezeit (Can), Bel Quanto Orquestra. CD 5, Espontex Sinfonia (2000-2008), features: Sergi Lopez, Bel Canto Orquestra, Cabo San Roque, The Liminanas, La Cobla Sant Jordi." - Because Music.

Artist: COMELADE, PASCAL
Title: Traffic dAbstraction
Format: LP + CD
Label: Because Music
Country: France
Price: $27.00
“Well-known from both sides of the Pyrenees to Japan, Pascal Comeladeis a Catalan musician living in Dalís country. After living in Barcelona, where he founded his Bel Canto Orquestra in 1985, he released his first album Fluence, on Pôle in 1975. This first work was definitely inspired by electronic music, especially by Richard Pinhass band Heldon. Comelade likes making links between arts, mixing music with graphic design and literature. It is indeed one of composers first concerns to not stay locked in patterns and codes specific to a style. Painter Robert Combas created the original artwork of Comelades 1993 album, Traffic dAbstraction. For this reissue, Combass second painting, which was on the inside of the original CD booklet, now appears on the back of the main jacket. The selection here also includes only the songs that Comelade judges to be the best from the original album, along with completed versions, alternative versions, and previously unreleased pieces from the same time period as Traffic dAbstraction. Additionally, the CD includes the animation clip "The Skatalan Logicofobism," created by Florence Deygas and Olivier Kuntzel in Paris in 1994. This reissue coincides with Comelades appearance as a pianist accompanying Robert Combas and François Boisronds visual performance in Paris, Porte de Champerret. Presented in gatefold sleeve. Numbered edition of 500.” - Because Music.

Artist: V/A
Title: Cosmic Machine The Sequel: A Voyage Across French Cosmic & Electronic Avantgarde (70s-80s)
Format: CD
Label: Because Music
Country: France
Price: $18.00
“This sequel to the acclaimed Cosmic Machine compilation released in 2013 is another fantastic journey through time and space. At the time musicians were trying to capture the sounds of meteorites entering the terrestrial atmosphere thanks to machines developed by NASA engineers, a new generation of analog synthesizers enabled electronic music composers to take over the charts. It seemed the machines were definitely made to serve a radical avant-garde, and many years later, were glad to be able to listen with this perspective, and most of all -- to dance to it. While moving your feet to Cosmic Machine The Sequel, you might identify Francis Lay, recognized as one of the best music composers in France, as well as Rosebud, who had the audacity to remix the main theme from the movie More, created by Pink Floyd. Youll also find "Les Soucoupes Volantes Vertes" from Heldon, the band led by electronic music visionary Richard Pinhas. Pascal Comelade, a friend of his, and worthy heir of the American minimalism also appears on this record, with a cold electronic sound called "Mouvement Décomposé dUn Coup de Marteau." Arpadys, for their part, make an appearance with a more tribal and spatial track that will make you turn the volume up. Christophes "Harp Odyssey," a track influenced by his collaborations with electronic master Jean-Michel Jarre. The father of electroacoustic music, Pierre Schaeffer used to head the Group of Musical Researches, a real musical laboratory in which both artists have worked together, trying to experiment with new sounds. Finally, the legendary "Pop Corn" instrumental from Anarchic System will bring some nice memories to the surface. Each and every one of the artists present on this compilation has dreamt of getting his one-way ticket to the moon. Some of them have managed to tread upon the land of our satellite, but one thing is for sure: all have participated in the spatial conquest on board of the Cosmic Machine. You have the right to get on it. Also includes tracks by Stereo, Queen Samantha, Nicolas Peyrac, Roger Roger, Video Liszt, Pierre Porte, Grand Prix, The Peppers, Joel Fajerman & Jan Yrssen, Moon Birds, Araxis, Georges Rodi, and Michel Magne.” - Because Music.

Artist: V/A
Title: Cosmic Machine The Sequel: A Voyage Across French Cosmic & Electronic Avantgarde (70s-80s)
Format: Double LP & CD
Label: Because Music
Country: France
Price: $34.00
"This sequel to the acclaimed Cosmic Machine compilation released in 2013 is another fantastic journey through time and space. At the time musicians were trying to capture the sounds of meteorites entering the terrestrial atmosphere thanks to machines developed by NASA engineers, a new generation of analog synthesizers enabled electronic music composers to take over the charts. It seemed the machines were definitely made to serve a radical avant-garde, and many years later, were glad to be able to listen with this perspective, and most of all -- to dance to it. While moving your feet to Cosmic Machine The Sequel, you might identify Francis Lay, recognized as one of the best music composers in France, as well as Rosebud, who had the audacity to remix the main theme from the movie More, created by Pink Floyd. Youll also find "Les Soucoupes Volantes Vertes" from Heldon, the band led by electronic music visionary Richard Pinhas. Pascal Comelade, a friend of his, and worthy heir of the American minimalism also appears on this record, with a cold electronic sound called "Mouvement Décomposé dUn Coup de Marteau." Arpadys, for their part, make an appearance with a more tribal and spatial track that will make you turn the volume up. Christophes "Harp Odyssey," a track influenced by his collaborations with electronic master Jean-Michel Jarre. The father of electroacoustic music, Pierre Schaeffer used to head the Group of Musical Researches, a real musical laboratory in which both artists have worked together, trying to experiment with new sounds. Finally, the legendary "Pop Corn" instrumental from Anarchic System will bring some nice memories to the surface. Each and every one of the artists present on this compilation has dreamt of getting his one-way ticket to the moon. Some of them have managed to tread upon the land of our satellite, but one thing is for sure: all have participated in the spatial conquest on board of the Cosmic Machine. You have the right to get on it. Also includes tracks by Stereo, Queen Samantha, Nicolas Peyrac, Roger Roger, Video Liszt, Pierre Porte, Grand Prix, The Peppers, Joel Fajerman & Jan Yrssen, Moon Birds, Araxis, Georges Rodi, and Michel Magne." - Because Music.

Artist: V/A
Title: Cosmic Machine The Sequel: A Voyage Across French Cosmic & Electronic Avantgarde (70s-80s) (Splatter Vinyl)
Format: Double LP & CD
Label: Because Music
Country: France
Price: $34.00
"Deluxe edition on colored vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve. Includes CD. This sequel to the acclaimed Cosmic Machine compilation released in 2013 is another fantastic journey through time and space. At the time musicians were trying to capture the sounds of meteorites entering the terrestrial atmosphere thanks to machines developed by NASA engineers, a new generation of analog synthesizers enabled electronic music composers to take over the charts. It seemed the machines were definitely made to serve a radical avant-garde, and many years later, were glad to be able to listen with this perspective, and most of all -- to dance to it. While moving your feet to Cosmic Machine The Sequel, you might identify Francis Lay, recognized as one of the best music composers in France, as well as Rosebud, who had the audacity to remix the main theme from the movie More, created by Pink Floyd. Youll also find "Les Soucoupes Volantes Vertes" from Heldon, the band led by electronic music visionary Richard Pinhas. Pascal Comelade, a friend of his, and worthy heir of the American minimalism also appears on this record, with a cold electronic sound called "Mouvement Décomposé dUn Coup de Marteau." Arpadys, for their part, make an appearance with a more tribal and spatial track that will make you turn the volume up. Christophes "Harp Odyssey," a track influenced by his collaborations with electronic master Jean-Michel Jarre. The father of electroacoustic music, Pierre Schaeffer used to head the Group of Musical Researches, a real musical laboratory in which both artists have worked together, trying to experiment with new sounds. Finally, the legendary "Pop Corn" instrumental from Anarchic System will bring some nice memories to the surface. Each and every one of the artists present on this compilation has dreamt of getting his one-way ticket to the moon. Some of them have managed to tread upon the land of our satellite, but one thing is for sure: all have participated in the spatial conquest on board of the Cosmic Machine. You have the right to get on it. Also includes tracks by Stereo, Queen Samantha, Nicolas Peyrac, Roger Roger, Video Liszt, Pierre Porte, Grand Prix, The Peppers, Joel Fajerman & Jan Yrssen, Moon Birds, Araxis, Georges Rodi, and Michel Magne." - Because Music.

Artist: V/A
Title: Cosmic Machine: A Voyage Across French Cosmic & Electronic Avantgarde (1970-1980)
Format: Double LP & CD
Label: Because Music
Country: France
Price: $39.00
"At the start of the 70s, France had no petrol, but it had ideas and artists that managed to tip them into the 21st century a full 30 years in advance. Cosmic Machine compiles 20 rare tracks put together with passion and erudition by Uncle O (who previously did the Shaolin Soul compilations) and throws together a collection of stars, a few free-spirits, and also shooting stars. This group of people dont form a scene per se, theyre more like a collection of individuals who, through sheer ingenuity and with all their singularity, managed to break down the barriers between pop and experimental to give birth to a mutant variety of electronic music that owes as much to mobile discos as sound illustration, to the GRM, to the Bogdanoff brothers, to Métal Hurlant, and the European Space Program. Cosmic Machine is a panoramic dive into this epic era when the synthesizer was mans best friend and when the future had a future: our present time. Daft Punk, Air, Justice, Zombie Zombie, or Add N To (X), Stereolab, and Broadcast werent born in incubators. The electric fairy stood above their cradle and theyre all the children of these French pioneers who were among the first to celebrate the union of flesh and circuits. Androids, robots, humans and other celestial creatures, now board the Cosmic Machine. Artists include: Patrick Juvet, Didier Marouani, Droids, François De Roubaix, Space, Universal Energy, Pierre Bachelet, Space Art, The Atomic Crocus, Jean Michel Jarre, Bernard Fevre, Cerrone, Frederic Mercier, Quartz, Rene Roussel, Serge Gainsbourg, Dvwb, Alain Goraguer, Jean-Jacques Perrey, and Rockets." - Because Music.

Artist: BRONZE AGE
Title: Antiquated Futurism
Format: 12"
Label: Bed of Nails
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Dominik Fernows Bed Of Nails venture welcomes his longtime co-conspirator Kris Lapke with three tracks of haunting gothic techno produced as Bronze Age. As Bronze Age, hes conceived a murky reflection of Vatican Shadows recent exploits -- albeit lashed with a bruxist brand of Midwestern techno and Teutonic trance arrangements -- best heard on the razing techno weapon "Surviving Cultural Impedance" or the marching epic "Modal Ingenuity." "Coupling Symbols" is a majestic, militant techno sensation redolent of classic Marc Arcardipane productions and blessed with a rare, positively dystopian atmosphere." - Bed of Nails.

Artist: RAINFOREST SPIRITUAL ENSLAVEMENT
Title: Water Rose Above the Head
Format: 12"
Label: Bed of Nails
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement manifests on the Bed Of Nails compound with thrumming, sub-heavy techno and ambient incursions. "These Spirits Are Thought to Live Far Out at Sea and Are Usually Malevolent" clocks in at almost a quarter of an hour and is sunk deep with an aquatic 4/4 variant that recalls classic Chain Reaction: Porter Ricks, Vainqueur, Fluxion, albeit built within the framework of the Hospital/BoN aesthetic -- sporadic field recorded flourishes, found sounds and un-placeable percussion. "They Shoot Men with Flying Fish and Travel in Waterspouts or on Rainbows" offers a 10-minute set for the private afterhours; opening with an impossibly deep bass throb before dipping into a cornucopia of fake plastic ambience, a world where mechanical macaques and Chris Watsons weather recordings coalesce into a low-end mass thats somewhere between Kode9s Sine of the Dub and FSOLs Lifeforms -- an intriguing subversion of new age signifiers built to soundtrack a Ballard short set in a 2060 Berghain." -Bed of Nails.

Artist: SHIFTED
Title: Under a Single Banner
Format: Double LP
Label: Bed of Nails
Country: USA
Price: $27.00
"Gatefold double LP version. Its been a busy couple of years for the producer behind the Shifted project. On top of an extremely well-received album for the Mote Evolver label, the producer has edged further out into the fringes of electronic music under a number of aliases, taking in noise/ambient variants as Covered In Sand, as well as more distorted, technofied productions under the Alexander Lewis moniker, a sound described by the Blackest Ever Black label as "S-M techno." His new album as Shifted, Under a Single Banner, finds the producer converging these strands into a lucid re-imagining of techno, starting off from the toughened, purist templates honed down by the likes of Sandwell District and Marcel Dettmann, and stretching out into more textured, sometimes noisy, often introverted and melancholy signatures. Its a perfect fit for Bed Of Nails, a label thats given a platform for the more direct dancefloor mutations of Dominick Fernows own productions as Vatican Shadow, Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement, and Christian Cosmos, as well as familiar Hospital Productions affiliates such as Kris Lapke under the Bronze Age guise. Theres a rich and earthy warmth to Under a Single Banner thats perhaps at odds with the puerile fixation on all things noisy at the fringes of techno these days, but for the most part, the tension and momentum keeps the album definitively aimed at the floor without ever resting on its laurels. Mastered and cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy." -Bed of Nails.

Artist: SHIFTED
Title: Under a Single Banner
Format: CD
Label: Bed of Nails
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Its been a busy couple of years for the producer behind the Shifted project. On top of an extremely well-received album for the Mote Evolver label, the producer has edged further out into the fringes of electronic music under a number of aliases, taking in noise/ambient variants as Covered In Sand, as well as more distorted, technofied productions under the Alexander Lewis moniker, a sound described by the Blackest Ever Black label as "S-M techno." His new album as Shifted, Under a Single Banner, finds the producer converging these strands into a lucid re-imagining of techno, starting off from the toughened, purist templates honed down by the likes of Sandwell District and Marcel Dettmann, and stretching out into more textured, sometimes noisy, often introverted and melancholy signatures. Its a perfect fit for Bed Of Nails, a label thats given a platform for the more direct dancefloor mutations of Dominick Fernows own productions as Vatican Shadow, Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement, and Christian Cosmos, as well as familiar Hospital Productions affiliates such as Kris Lapke under the Bronze Age guise. Theres a rich and earthy warmth to Under a Single Banner thats perhaps at odds with the puerile fixation on all things noisy at the fringes of techno these days, but for the most part, the tension and momentum keeps the album definitively aimed at the floor without ever resting on its laurels. Mastered and cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy." -Bed of Nails.

Artist: VATICAN SHADOW
Title: September Cell
Format: 12"
Label: Bed of Nails
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Bed Of Nails is a new label curated by Dominick Fernow of Vatican Shadow and Prurient fame. Operating from his recently-consecrated L.A. compound, the label will focus on his reorientation towards industrial dancefloor rhythms and seductively isolated electronics. Fernow christens the label with September Cell, a four track 12" loaded with some of his most direct dancefloor assaults to date. Think hollowed industrial percussion, gloaming synths and caustic noise painting bleakly evocative visions." -Bed Of Nails.
SOLD OUT

Artist: VIOLET POISON
Title: Awakening Messiah
Format: 12"
Label: Bed of Nails
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Dominick "Vatican Shadow" Fernow presents veiled techno producer Violet Poison on his Bed Of Nails imprint with the spectral industrial gloom of Awakening Messiah. To date Violet Poison is best known as the mysterious accomplice of Shaped Noise in their Violetshaped alias -- but here he strikes solo, transmitting four cuts of steely, night-stalking cyberpunk driven by sputtering techno engines through intensely bleak synth interzones. Like Black Rain or Vatican Shadow, its a chilling exercise in transposing techno from pure dancefloor functionality into the nether realms of sonic fiction." -Bed of Nails.

Artist: BINTUS
Title: Reincarnated Savage
Format: 12"
Label: Bedouin
Country: United Arab Emirates
Price: $19.00
"Rollicking, dirty-stinking electro bangers, as if Afrika Bambaataa spiked Arthur Bakers tea. Sporting a spiffy Zeke Clough, to boot." - Bedouin.

Artist: ANGEL EYES
Title: Final Fare
Format: LP
Label: Bedroom Suck
Country: Australia
Price: $22.00
"Sonically, ANGEL EYES is both airborne and barren: alarmingly spacious and eternal. That album conjures images of worlds, kingdoms and landscapes with totally foreign colour schemes and an abundance of space. The dread I mention isnt one of imminent danger but instead a kind of Lovecraftian lack of comprehension-of having a tiny hint at something bigger than you, something you will never know." - Shaun Prescott, Crawlspace.

Artist: BLANK REALM
Title: Deja What?
Format: LP
Label: Bedroom Suck
Country: UK
Price: $21.00
"BLANK REALMs wax follow up to their debut LP on Not Not Fun. This second album sees the band delving deeper into pop territory while still keeping their feet firmly rooted in the shimmering haze of garage rock psychedelia. Sounds like something you would find hidden at the bottom of your dads dusty collection. Your dad is a stoner." - Bedroom Suck.
SOLD OUT

Artist: KITCHENS FLOOR
Title: Loneliness Is A Dirty Mattress
Format: LP
Label: Bedroom Suck
Country: Australia
Price: $17.00
"Debut full-length from Brisbane downer pop trio. Songs frome the stifling heat of suburban sharehousing; the stinking carpet and broken showers. Absolute pop gems shrouded in mouldy spaghetti." -Bedroom Suck
SOLD OUT

Artist: LOWER PLENTY
Title: Sister Sister
Format: LP
Label: Bedroom Suck
Country: Australia
Price: $18.00
"Named after a suburb perched on the outer fringes of Melbourne, Lower Plenty are comprised of some of Australias most talented musicians. The quartet are typically Australian in that they seem to exist on borrowed members, drawing together musicians responsible for bands like Total Control, The UV Race, Deaf Wish and The Focus. Unlike the harsh and direct approach of many of these outfits, Lower Plenty take the circular route, preferring to dwell in isolation and self-reflection, the result being some truly astonishing home recordings. The quartet of Daniel Twomey (percussion), Jensen Tjhung (guitar + vocal), Sarah Heyward (percussion + vocal) and Al Montfort (guitar + vocal) all hail from various areas in and around Melbourne, a city known for its ability to attract cultural expatriates from around the country, often leaving the rest of the continent devoid of activity. It is an incestuous town - communities are tight; bands share members, record in home-made studios, and often play to packed venues or back-alley warehouses alike. Of late, it seems as though Lower Plenty have come to personify this approach to music making in Melbourne. They meet rarely, in the down time between tours or jobs. Rumour has it they gather around a kitchen table, write and record on the spot, and call it quits for another year, heading home to pick up their other projects. As a result, their records take on a quality of restlessness. Songs enter the room, stir around, and depart just as suddenly, leaving the listener with a sense of something lost. It is this impact that has kept Lower Plenty active in Melbourne, despite all odds. Listeners demand it; they are a crowd favourite, and if word of a rare Lower Plenty gig gets around, artists and musicians from all corners of the city will be there, waiting patiently. This album was recorded in a kitchen in Collingwood, I was there, I saw it happen. It was probably freezing cold and grey outside, the band were rugged up against the cold of another Melbourne winter. We exchanged a few brief words before I retreated out the front door, leaving them to their reverie. They looked at peace in that small house, seated in a circle, each exploring a musical idea of another. The results are here on paper, wrapped up with a bow. Sister, Sister.” - Bedroom Suck.

Artist: PER PURPOSE
Title: Heil Progress
Format: 7"
Label: Bedroom Suck
Country: Australia
Price: $11.00
"PER PURPOSE are a three piece from Brisbane combining a rapid minutemen-funk-jazz approach with rollicking Australiana in the tradition of bands like The Go-Betweens and Tactics. Works out pretty good in the end. Australian import." -Bedroom Suck.
SOLD OUT

Artist: PRIMITIVE MOTION
Title: Worlds Floating By
Format: LP
Label: Bedroom Suck
Country: Australia
Price: $22.00
"PRIMITIVE MOTION is the lovely finger-paint scrawl of Brisbane residents LEIGHTON CRAIG and SANDRA SELIG. Together they conjure repetitive waves of dream/float pop using an array of cheap keyboards and machine-made beats woven with echo-drenched vocals, brass, wind instruments and off-kilter drumming. The music of Primitive Motion is suspended in time at the blissful confluence of kosmiche Kraut rock and post-punk DIY. Reset your clocks to Primitive Motion. After releasing a string of 7′′s, cassettes and cdr-s on US label Soft Abuse, Australian cassette imprint A Guide to Saints, and Craigs own Kindling label; Worlds Floating By is PMs first long player." - Bedroom Suck.
SOLD OUT

Artist: SLUG GUTS
Title: Howlin Gang
Format: LP
Label: Bedroom Suck
Country: Australia
Price: $17.00
“The second LP from SLUG GUTS is a noticeably more mature record than their debut. While the Guts still pay homage to Australias strong swamp rock lineage, Howlin Gang brings something new to a genre that has seen too many boring recreations. Its a reverb-drenched mess thats punctuated by duelling riffs and tom-heavy drums. Jimi Kritzlers high-pitched growl is removed from this record and in its place is the baritone drawl of bass player James Dalgleish. SLUG GUTS hate Brisbane so much so that they thought recording this in a railway carriage in Ipswich would be better than staying in their home town. They seem to feed off what they see as a festering abyss. Its intentionally unsettling.” -Sam Davidson, Two Thousand Limited Australian tour LP, originally released in the USA on Sacred Bones Records.

Artist: SUPERSTAR
Title: A Toast To...
Format: LP
Label: Bedroom Suck
Country: Australia
Price: $22.00
"SUPERSTAR make floating music-dirges, urges; glistening, pastoral sounds; super slow & soft. The duos first LP presents the smooth and sweet distillation of the glazed melodies and free-range textures that have slowly matured over the bands five year history. Already at work on a second LP and numerous independent releases, the duos live show is a selection of fortified classics and fresh weaves-a truly high-sheen touch to an evening of quality living." - Bedroom Suck.

Artist: IRENE MOON
Title: For The Neonate
Format: 10"
Label: Begonia Society
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"New 10 inch record from the Begonia Society. Irene Moon and pals. Silk-screened glitter-gold covers with music from Irene Moon, Ergo Phizmiz, Auk Theatre, and Sick Hour all participate in the vinyl event...also features the handy work of Robert and Trevor of Hair Police. Artwork and larval centifold from the drawings of Brenden Lawson. Horror for the breakfast table. One odd collage." - Begonia Society.
SOLD OUT

Artist: PREGGY PEGGY & THE LAZY BABYMAKERS
Title: A Short Visit to the City That Bleeds
Format: LP
Label: Being Weird Isnt Enough
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Recorded inside a parked rental car during the 2012 High Zero festival in Baltimore, MD, Preggy Peggy brings you kooky growls, gargles, burps, sneezes, Donald Duck impressions, half-poems, unintelligible squeaking, and even a couple of overdubs achieved by using her phone as a poor mans delay pedal. The human body is kind of a disgusting instrument, but it does have one huge advantage in that it goes everywhere you do. Here is a record that tickles with whispers if you listen quietly, but squabbles like a ticked-off witch if you crank it up loud. If you enjoy sound poetry, Joan LaBarbara, or that one record by Margaret DeWys, this oughta do the trick. Peggy is AKA Angela Sawyer, who owns a tiny, insanely specialized record shop in Cambridge, MA." - Being Weird Isnt Enough.

Artist: MLEHST
Title: A Puritan Am I
Format: LP
Label: Belief Recordings
Country: UK
Price: $22.00
"150 copies only. rec summer 2005 :ambient and harsh textural works interspersed with cut-ups in the trademark style of mlehst: comeback works first recordings in 7 years!!" - Belief

Artist: MLEHST
Title: As A Man Thinketh In His Heart, So He Is
Format: LP
Label: Belief Recordings
Country: UK
Price: $22.00
"150 copies only. rec jan 2006 :wide range of dynamics and frequency interplay (concrete music for the hard of hearing) with some more spacial passages. sound quality and production values are to the fore." - Belief

Artist: MLEHST
Title: I Am, I Was, I Will Always Be
Format: LP
Label: Belief Recordings
Country: UK
Price: $25.00
Recorded April 2006. "this is a "concept" album in a way - the building blocks are introduced and the composition is revealed! the first track is used as source material for each other track that follows, the results are quite astounding! more than just an exercise in technique, or showing off the ability to really engineer sound, this is a highly listenable and laidback album. 200 copies - 200 gram vinyl LP in pro-printed black and white sleeve with some suitably pompous sleeve-notes too!" - Belief.

Artist: RUNZELSTIRN & GURGELSTOCK/MLEHST
Title: Sex Sex Sex/The Appeal..
Format: LP
Label: Belief Recordings
Country: UK
Price: $27.00

Artist: GRUPPO DI IMPROVVISAZIONE NUOVA CONSONANZA
Title: Nuova Consonanza
Format: CD
Label: Bella Casa
Country: UK
Price: $17.50
"Reissue of this 1975 self-titled album, originally released on the Cinevox label. Tracks are: "Settimino," "Eflot," "Soup" and "Scratch." Two of these are also commonly available on CD on the Edition RZ compilation, unfortunately; the other two ("Settimino" & "Scratch") are not on CD, so you have approx 30 minutes of exclusive/rare material here on this release. Gruppo are the classic Italian freeform outfit from the 60s & 70s, still pretty undocumented on CD. All pieces created by: Giovanni Piazza, Ennio Morricone, Mario Bertoncini, Gualtiero Branchi, Francesco Evangelisti, Egisto Macchi, Jesus Villa Rojo. The least-known and rarest musical exploration of Ennio Morricones career. He played trumpet in the extraordinary Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza from 1965 when it was founded by composer Franco Evangelisti. These lengthy improvised sound collages are challenging to listen to but have their own beauty and are of serious historical importance. Gruppo recorded albums for RCA Italia and Cinevox up to 1975 including under Morricones auspices, soundtracks for the trippy Gli Occhi Freddi Della Paura and Un Tranquillo posto di Campagna where their improvised 35-minute suite mirrored the formal score." - Bella Casa.
SOLD OUT

Artist: CAESAR, J.A.
Title: Shintokumaru
Format: CD
Label: Belle Antique
Country: Japan
Price: $36.00
Fourth J.A. Caesar album, originally issued on Victor in 1978. "This is another J. A. Caesars album. Though we can not find his name on the cover, he composed all the tunes. A recorded live album and the music in the album must be very magical. Now is the time you have to estimate his genius for this unknown Japanese artist." - Belle Antique.
SOLD OUT

Artist: CAN AM DES PUIG
Title: The Book Of Am Part 1 & 2
Format: 2CD/BOOK
Label: Belle Antique
Country: Japan
Price: $125.00
Outrageous reissue of this masterpiece of European acid folk, originally released in 1977, now issued as 2 Super High Material audio CDs (playable on any CD player -- enhanced audio quality that will rearrange your nervous system) housed in a mini-LP style gatefold sleeve accompanying a 144-page book reproducing the original engravings by bandleader Juan Arkotxa. "A unique combination of recordings and artwork which stands up as an enduring testament of the fertile hippie scene which flourished in the Baleric islands during the seventies. Known to record collectors and psych/folk/prog music aficionados alike, this multicultural band formed in the island of Mallorca in the mid-70s and recorded a beautiful (and outrageously scarce) album which has gained cult status as years passed by. The Book Of Am was originally devised as a beautifully illustrated book focused on various world folklore and traditions, coupled with 4 LPs which would represent a musical. This (never completed) 4LP set would correspond to the four phases of day (Dawn, Morning, Afternoon, Night). Only the first of these records (Morning) would eventually see the light of day in a tiny private pressing which changes hands nowadays for obscene amounts of money. A round-the-world trip through the folklore, legends, lore and cosmogonies of some of the worlds cultures, from ancient Egypt to Celtic traditions." - Belle Antique.

Artist: CEASAR, J.A.
Title: Kokkyo Junreika
Format: CD
Label: Belle Antique
Country: Japan
Price: $36.00
"A legendary musician. He has made music for Shuji Terayamas performance group called Tenjo Sajiki. His style is often compared to Magma for the heaviness and religious sound." J.A. Caesar is one of thee mythical figures from the Japanese 70s scene; its hard to know exactly how many records hes involved with, but this is commonly referred to as the 2nd album he is featured on, from 1973. It is one of the coolest, most outre records from this period in Japans music scene, and the above description is more than fitting; heavy, surreal-naivete a la early MPM, etc." -Belle Antique.
SOLD OUT

Artist: AFTERNOON PENIS
Title: At The Crack Of Dawn
Format: CDR
Label: Beniffer Editions
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
Nate from Mouthus.

Artist: AUM SAHIB
Title: On Beniffer
Format: Cass
Label: Beniffer Editions
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"This maybe the kind tape you need if youre looking for that will make otherwise mundane priorities (like alphabetizing your limited-edition LPs) into a hip-popping, corduroy-disturbing enticement. thats right, now youre partying with aum sahib, all gyrating in the astral buttonhole in an undeniably undulating manner... package is a glossy photocopy fold-over sewn to an attractive piece of handmade paper as a pocket for the psych-lite jamasaurus within. not edible." - Beniffer Editions. Edition of 50.

Artist: BATSON, BAD BOY BUTCH
Title: Spare Parts
Format: LP
Label: Beniffer Editions
Country: Canada
Price: $17.00
"Bad Boy Butch Batson is based out of North Carolina where after a brief stint in the world of amateur wrestling he took up the blue-collar lifestyle and produced Spare Parts, a labor of love that took 10 years and dozens of studio musicians to realize. The result is a reckless cavort through the annals of popular song, ranging from wrestling rock anthems delivered in almost heroic Beefheartian gaudiness to mid 80s slasher vibes with narration provided in a congested indignity by a self-hating eunuch to uneasy love songs from the acne-scarred panty-collector, all interspliced with a series of gawky real-life tape collages. This is real outsider shit and no comparison to Jandek or the Shaggs will fully elucidate monumental what-the-fuckdedness of this here slab of vinyl." - Bennifer Editions.

Artist: BLOOD STEREO/POD BLOTZ
Title: s/t
Format: Book/Cass
Label: Beniffer Editions
Country: Canada
Price: $22.00
"Suzy Poling from California has had her chops in the blustering aural stew as Pod Blotz for some time now, wringing the impossible out of a drift of craptronics and alchemical grease. Here the blotz is a series of Orca farts into the ruminative spend of Hades all wadded up in the biggest Kleenex disaster that threatens to tear under the peril of the whales noxious wind. All this drama bubbles to the surface of ⿿ you guessed it! ⿿ a bog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Blood Stereo is Karen Constance and Chocolate Spunks big cheese Dylan Nyoukis from Brighton, UK. Their craft was scraped from the woozy corduroy centrifuge where the tape sneezed and the worlds tallest slot machine apologized for its incessant dispensation of rubber bullets. All of this housed in a ridiculous screenprinted fiasco of a book by Jesjit Gill, Jacob Horwood and Andrew Zukerman. Edition of 150." - Beniffer Editions. 

Artist: BROMP TREB
Title: s/t
Format: CDR
Label: Beniffer Editions
Country: Canada
Price: $12.00
"Neeel Young from Fat Wrom - solo cut up rap trx, maddnenning howdydo, its incredible recording evolution man! Comes with a multi, multi colour silkscreened poster and marbled CD edition of 150."

Artist: CONVERGENCE
Title: Live
Format: LP
Label: Beniffer Editions
Country: Canada
Price: $17.00
"CONVERGENCE formed in 1976 (and disbanded around 1980) as an appendage to the HUMBER COLLEGE ENSEMBLE FOR EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC. With written music for the ensemble scarce, improvisational sessions became more frequent. Their first few concerts at The Music Gallery had a somewhat haphazard and random mix of students, some of whom didnt quite get the notion of free improv. Eventually director MICHAEL S. HORWOOD whittled it down to a quintet of the most spirited and creative of the student improvisers. Recorded live at the Music Gallery in September 1979, their instrumentation includes trumpet, trombone, piano, percussion, home-made instruments and toy instruments, which puts them in a zone between the boundaries of avant-garde jazz and free-form contemporary classical, a la Le Sonde, New Phonic Art, Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza. Screenprinted jackets, two inserts. Edition of 200." -Beniffer Editions.

Artist: CONVERGENCE
Title: Live 1979
Format: Cass
Label: Beniffer Editions
Country: Canada
Price: $7.50
"Homemade percussion based free jazz assault from Toronto based ensemble led by composer Michael Horwood. Recorded live via Humber College Percussion ensemble, edition of 28." - Beniffer Editions.
SOLD OUT

Artist: COOPER, WILLIAM ASHLEY
Title: The Collected Works
Format: Double LP
Label: Beniffer Editions
Country: Canada
Price: $26.00
“William Ashley Cooper was a draftsman by trade. He represented another in a long line of accomplished musician-composers who preferred working on his own without the encumbrances of outside forces such as reviewers, publishers and promoters. While he took instrument lessons (piano and accordion) as a young man, his training in music theory and history was primarily self-taught. He knew a vast amount of popular music, Christmas music, jazz standards, and classical compositions. In that area he was keenly aware of the avant-garde and other contemporary directions the classical music scene took throughout the 20th century. This wide bank of knowledge certainly accrued by way of his extensive record collection and personal reading. As a kind of Renaissance man, he lovingly followed his other hobbies: amusement parks, historical mansions, home and industrial architecture, and inter-urban rail systems. Additionally, he was fascinated by theological issues and ideas of various faiths. Cooper died in March, 2003, at age 59 in Allentown, Pennsylvania. This 2 Lp set is a memorial tribute to his remarkably gifted twin talents of composition and performance. Included are the complete set of three Phantasie Impromptus, four Incantations and lengthy passages from his two continuing works that came out in installments as it were, Mix of the Month and the Book of Floating Music. Also featured are the Introduction from his magnum opus, Ashley: My Dear, a clever take on Ive Been Workin on the Railroad and short passages of William Ashley Cooper speaking about music and his works. A must-have for all lovers and collectors of out-of-the-way electronica and keyboard aficionados. The Collected Works Of William Ashley Cooper was compiled & funded entirely by his friend, fellow composer and roller coaster enthusiast, Michael S. Horwood. Recordings date from 1972 – 2001. Beniffer Editions is jubilant to publish the one and only Cooper release. Edition of 300 copies, double LP comes in a five colour screenprinted gussetted 2xLP jacket with essay on the artist by M.S Horwood.” - Beniffer Editions.

Artist: DEEPKISS 720
Title: Cazworld
Format: Cass + Art
Label: Beniffer Editions
Country: Canada
Price: $19.00
“Along with the Prog MP3 disc Jase sent the latest of his rejuvenated Deepkiss 720 releases. This one easily wins the most ridiculous over the top packaging of the year award. Im not one to dwell on packaging, being of the mind that its whats inside that counts but a fold out, cut out sheet of eye-boggling collage the size of Andorra deserves special mention. Inside lies a cassette titled Caz World which contains the usual cut up tape malarky that DK720 is renowned for: Ringo swearing, tapes being sped up and cut up, TV samples, screams, punk riffs, disaffected teenagers spill the beans to tweed wrapped social workers whilst an angry bee tries to singe the hairs in your right ear lobe. Its quite possible that theres nobody in the UK making noises quite like Deepkiss 720. Long may he run.” -Idwal Fisher. 18 x 24”, double sided screenprinted quadruple foldout in two VHS sleeves, gaping, handcut detailing, Cassette.

Artist: DHOMONT, FRANCIS
Title: Birthdays
Format: LP
Label: Beniffer Editions
Country: Canada
Price: $17.00
"Recordings from 2007-2010 by 85-year-old French composer (his first appearance on vinyl since Sous Le Regard Dun Soliel Noir [INA-GRM 1982]), exploring high-fidelity studio editing methods of concrete sound and vocal manipulation. Pressed on one-sided vinyl. B-sides are screenprinted by hand with archival high-gloss varnish. PVC sleeve, sticker, program notes by FRANCIS DHOMONT and JEAN-FRANCOIS DENIS. Edition of 300." -Beniffer Editions.

Artist: DIATRIC PUDS & THE BLOBETTES
Title: The Weird Watusi
Format: 7"/Book
Label: Beniffer Editions
Country: Canada
Price: $33.00
"Diatric Puds is a Californian brain trust spearheaded by Count Loachfillet... With his gaggle of undead musical minions he retools the sternness of electronic music in his own cemetery sensibility, allowing it to cross-breed and co-mingle with a playful haunted house sound effects vibe no doubt reminiscent of the cherished halloweens of your youth. This dish of haunted chop suey features the rutting of some decapitated cat manning a cauldron of devoured souls with fingernail xylophones, a witch with a speech impediment, every album thought to contain subliminal messages played backwards all at once and the sodden graveyard memories of a mangled airplane casualty who died in vain. This truly scary 7" comes in a 48 page deluxe hardcover silkscreened book with art by Jacob Horwood, Andrew Zukerman, Andy Bolus, Winston Hacking, Michael Comeau and North Mutator. Edition of 100. " -Beniffer Editions.

Artist: DIATRIC PUDS & THE BLOBETTES
Title: Wierd Watusi
Format: 7"
Label: Beniffer Editions
Country: Canada
Price: $9.00
"Californian braintrust spearheaded by COUNT LOACHFILLET, whose gaggle of undead minions retool the sternness of electronic music in his own cemetery sensibility, allowing it to cross-breed and co-mingle with a playful, haunted-house-sound-effects vibe. Musique concrete meets monster rock: the rutting of a decapitated cat, a cauldron of devoured souls with fingernail xylophones, a witch with a speech impediment, sodden graveyard memories of a mangled airplane casualty who died in vain. Second edition of 50 in gatefold jacket, out of print since 2010." -Beniffer Editions.

Artist: DOLPHINS INTO THE FUTURE
Title: Two Romantic Landscapes
Format: Cass
Label: Beniffer Editions
Country: Canada
Price: $9.00
"Its really fascinating how people change. The first time I saw Lieven Martens in person, he was naked manipulating tapes and shooting glitter into a Dutch audience during a Dirk Free Noise performance at Das Hondenkoekjesfabriek. Fast forward seven years and we have a man who has helped evolve and mature that hypnotic sound into new territories. Two Romantic Landscapes uses signature DITF techniques such as realtime processing of water sounds, explorations in cetacean communications via effectively timed delivery of aquatic sounds, and some really laid back keyboard solos. Tape reccomended for repeat listening in one sitting." -Beniffer Editions.

Artist: DUNN, MATT
Title: Church of the Transfiguration
Format: 2 Cass/Book
Label: Beniffer Editions
Country: Canada
Price: $20.00
"Born in the teeth of a gale, Matt Doc Dunn embarks upon nothing less than total COSMIC infinitude on this strange and devastating release for Beniffer Editions. The smoke you hear on this hit is the 3 AM Mount Analogue as described by Rene Daumal and the humming in the night skull music of shaman and prophet Angus MacLise. Mystic realms wherein the author remains entirely concealed in the sound in order to reveal the deepest secrets of the soul. In reaching for the infinite music, Dunn, the young thundercloud-messenger of the future-sound unites the entire musical cosmos on two limited edition cassettes! In terms of creating SPACE, no music I have heard this year or any has brought me to such a profoundly BLUE and contemplative state of TRANCE. Listen to it over and over and over again for it rewards you with boundless gifts. This is meta-music, a new Temple Stone of third eye ZONES. Totally free, embers burning over the current of the moonlit sea". - Ayal Senior, Toronto.
SOLD OUT

Artist: EEDTIH BUNKERSS DEMONIZEDDS VOMIT INSUREANCE
Title: Bipsum Quoder
Format: Double CDR
Label: Beniffer Editions
Country: Canada
Price: $10.00
"New Hampshires Brent Field slurring through jeuvenile delay, risking a trunkated reputation with simple song. Each disc is a moon walking weirdo endorsement of pure home recorded aesthetics. The mighty Quoder was written after an incident when Brent sold his label Nauscopy to a twelve year old Sun City Girls fan on Ebay!" - Beniffer Editions.

Artist: FLAMING DRAGONS OF MIDDLE EARTH
Title: Electric Scaryland
Format: Cass + Art
Label: Beniffer Editions
Country: Canada
Price: $9.00
"FDOME frontman and songwriter Danny Cruz picked me up like a construction worker in a Diet Coke commercial. Ill admit it. Our first letter of correspondance was a sinister burn in hell type rant about how Beniffer Editions was going to be swallowed by the earth itself. He was immediately asked for an official release. Electric Scaryland is a group excersive in outsider antics, dis tracks and grunge poetry. Funky Society 1 & 2 are raps that uhhhh spit a few cursive lines towards Sharon Tate, Joni Mitchell and Mother Superior. Youre not buying a MC Trachiotomy tape. Youre buying Rock & Roll music with a deep Sabbath influence. Yes, thats Danny and Ozzy on the back cover with a couch in the background." -Bennifer Editions.

Artist: HORWOOD, MICHAEL
Title: Musique Concrète Realizations by Michael S. Horwood of Two Poems by Robert Creeley
Format: 7"
Label: Beniffer Editions
Country: Canada
Price: $10.00
"Michael Horwoods audio work during his academic period at the University of Buffalo comes from one of the most optimistic periods in American 20th century avant-garde music. The mere spill over of interest in composition from the New York City schools brought state of the art facilities and faculty to UB in 1968 Incidentally new professors Lejarin Hiller, Lukas Foss and poet Robert Creeley were key in developing students keenness into radical new music.
In early 1968, Michael obtained permission from Creeley to take his two poems The Pattern and Dimensions in a new direction. Creeleys poetry is difficult to set musically. It is frequently dense with complicated meanings, often running together. The Pattern is based solely on Creeleys reading of the poem and the entire piece consists of manipulations of his reading using the standard magnetic tape manipulations of the day: slowing down, speeding up, splicing, backwards playback and overlay. Of particular happenstance is the fugato on the line "let X equal X, X also equals X" morphing into the word "sex." In Dimensions, Creeleys narration occurs over and through the dense texture. His voice blends into a mangled and distorted free improvisation on cello and percussion.
Michael Horwood is also known for his releases on Opus One, Sound of Pig, Albany records and previously on Beniffer Editions with Convergence. Edition of 300 White Vinyl 7"s, comes in a Screenprinted gatefold Jacket." - Beniffer Editions.

Artist: HRVATSKI/ KEITH FULLERTON WHITMAN
Title: B/W Butcher Shop
Format: Cass + Poster
Label: Beniffer Editions
Country: Canada
Price: $15.00
"We here at Beniffer are pleased to bring to you two projects by the ever impressive Keith Fullerton Whitman who not only runs the most thorough and tasteful distro on the internet these days but has, in his possession, the magic wand that only true electronic music wizards can lay claim to. The Hrvatski side seems to me like the wettest, wildest dreams of Alex Empire who has been institutionalized after seeing god in the pages of a Bop magazine which he systematically ate out of a blender which wouldnt turn off. There is a lot of things happening here, but at the center of it all is a relentless sort of car chase beat pattern that never lets up which is perfect if youre late for a blowjob scene in a Michael Bay movie.  The KFW piece, bereft of the onslaught of side one, nonetheless bows to the same caffeinated deity. This time around the main attraction is mysterious foreground warble, like intercepted noise off a sphinxlike anomaly, transmitting vague messages from a subterranean religion, washed out in the last ice age.  The cassette comes in a sleeve with a full size double sided poster with silkscreened art by Jacob Horwood on the cover, something else on the back by Andrew Zukerman. " -Bennifer Editions.

Artist: IGNATZ
Title: Some of Them Are Funny Songs
Format: Cass
Label: Beniffer Editions
Country: Canada
Price: $9.00
" This little number marks Bram Devens second helping on Beniffer after the hugely successful (for us) cassette a couple of years ago. Fans of Ignatz will notice that there is something noticeably different about this compared to Brams earlier overcast transmissions - a certain amount of, dare I say overtness? Which isnt to say that it is completely lacking in the cavernous brume of his signature blues-lathered night-vision psalms... No nono n o n ooo, these songs have been growing in the same mildewy place under the mattress, the creative undergrowth that inflamed the minds of other downer-folk heros such as Dave Bixby, Jakob Olausson and Alexander Spence, but this time recorded on a clean, de-magnitized tape with percussion and organ accompaniment. You will like this. Comes in a silkscreened fold-around." - Beniffer Editions
SOLD OUT

Artist: IGNATZ
Title: They Are Quiet As Mice
Format: Cass
Label: Beniffer Editions
Country: Canada
Price: $8.00
"I like to think of this album as a pair of warm wool socks, see... I come home from plowing the fucking snow all day (& pounding the goddamn granite otherwise) and throw this one on like a hermetic tapestry on my cold corpse and let the marvelous cadences defrost this frozen soul. This has long been beniffers naughty secret, unwilling to share the gentle "psych-folk" with the rest of the world but now, in the despondent times of bum weather we give you our salutary injection of spiritual hot chocolate. Make no mistake about it - these gorgeous bits of sonic nuance will billow-up in your head like frothy laundry detergent and make you smile once again. Comes in a oversized poly case with four color silkscreened jacket, marbled insert, silkscreened tape labels and some other inserts, yknow the ushe..." - Beniffer Editions.
SOLD OUT

Artist: KOMMISSAR HJULER & MAMA BAER
Title: Perverse Schlaeuche
Format: Double Cass
Label: Beniffer Editions
Country: Canada
Price: $15.00
"Ive had a hell of a week. Between going to work and assembling this release which contains 2 cassettes, an artist print of one of Kommissar Hjulers demented puppets and two stamped latex gloves in an edition of 150, I have been looking for the words to describe the music therein. And so, at my wits end, I have recruited this cat here to do that for me...................... nbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb edddddddmte mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm o n.............................................. 888888888888  sab deeeeeeeeeeeeeeek6 jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj ... Needless to say, another classic in the ever-expanding catalogue of this exciting and conceptually-intruiging duo. Do not miss out on this utterly confounding piece of freak-ephemera." -Beniffer Editions.

Artist: LESSARD, RON
Title: DIY Practitioner
Format: Book
Label: Beniffer Editions
Country: Canada
Price: $24.00
"Submerging a found image with an iconic squiggle has become a signature look for an aesthetic that has travelled now into its fourth decade. This release is a dedication to a person who is up to this point not officially recognized as a visual artist. If you follow the noise thing, the tape thing, the weird thing or the massachusetts thing you may have an original piece of artwork in your record collection worth well over the price of admission. Beniffer Editions replicates the tireless efforts of the experimental scenes most valiant visual manipulator. Rons technique derives from the necessity to put good noise product out there. His work is quick, uses stuff thats lying around, and is built like a tank often due to a colored strip of duct tape. His one off collages on many releases such as "The Best", "Moonlight In Vermont", "The Dog Lady Tapes", 1000 Locked Grooves" display the rigor of a dedicated pioneer. Theres no music with this book. If there was it wouldnt be a release by Ron Lessard. This 36 page handprinted book contains six 4 color screen prints, twenty-four 2 color prints, and six 1 color prints. Each book, in true form has an original collage submitted by the artist specifically for this publication. A one time pressing of 120." -Beniffer.

Artist: MAN MADE HILL
Title: Neck Test
Format: Cass + Poster
Label: Beniffer Editions
Country: Canada
Price: $8.00
"Silver Era, Tower of Randy. The time before the bangers, but still very funkee for outsider tape music. Very Kewl naive lofi. W/ Four Color screen print." -Bennifer Editions.

Artist: MAN MADE HILL
Title: Puzzle Answers
Format: LP
Label: Beniffer Editions
Country: Canada
Price: $19.00
"Have you ever heard a pinball machine collapse down a flight of touch sensitive keyboard stairs? Have you lived la vida loca with marinara coursing through your veins? Have you ever seen or felt the white soul combing the churn of a century-old fox trot interlude? The debut long playing vinyl of Randy Gagnes Man Made Hill is the key to that door. Behind it ceiling fans actively seek out shit piles to fling into the brackish waft of a slaughterhouse dance floor where corpulent slabs of nameless meat careen off their hooks in a mockery of modern dance. Technotronic hot flashes floss the slippery keyboard runs of a synthesized marimba with food poisoning recalling the histrionic hand clapping and mellifluous tinsel pulling of The Flying Lizards. During a sentimental reprieve an overworked farm hand ceases his ploughing and looks up to a horizon riddled with plush clouds and mops his brow with a dirty handkerchief. Its been a long hot day and its time to do the pump rectilinear the air we breathe. 
The result is a sort of pelvis pulverizing one is not likely to forget, with crowd favorites like "Kool Cops", "Get Gout" and 12 other potential anthems for a sprawling gaggle of straggly-haired genetically-indifferent lovers. Tower of Randy for pres!
The record itself is pressed on white vinyl in a silkscreened sleeve designed by Martina Hwang, Bartosz Gawdzik and Andrew Zukerman." -Beniffer Editions.

Artist: METALUX
Title: 1-0-0-3
Format: Cass + Art
Label: Beniffer Editions
Country: Canada
Price: $8.00
"Cassette / 10 x 22" Cotton Wrap Around. Metalux has carved their name into the forearm of contemporary whatshamacallit music, backwards, in braille and with a shiv fashioned from a colgate medium bristle toothbrush. this emission is testament to their handiwork... dollops of seafoam nausea seethe in the tumult of tape-manipulated vocals while hypocritical sheets of electronic sunburn blaspheme immodest keyboard vendettas... kind of like eating a mustard gas sandwich while youre pregnant. comes in a package of 4 double-sided silkscreened patches on organic-cotton, and another board thing thats pretty good, i guess... " -Beniffer Editions.

Artist: MICH, LUDO
Title: The Fluidium
Format: Cass
Label: Beniffer Editions
Country: Canada
Price: $10.00
"Fluxus pioneer Ludo Mich new compositions for Beniffer Editions adds to the labels expanded interest in performance art sound recordings. The A side documents one raw vocal recording passed from Ludo Mich to Kiyoharu Kuwayama. Kuwayama adds reeds and electronics to create a paranoid environment for a cathartic Mich vocal take. The B Side is the title track for the tape. This documents a performance at Gallery Dagmar De Pooter in Antwerp. Fluidium is a sparse vocal meditation with assistants playing saxaphone and synths. Sounds like a confused alien looking for directions on a new planet. Tape comes in a hand cut cigarette style box with four smaller foldouts that contain photos of Mich and written documentation. The inside is a photo of Mich during the fluidium performance. Edition of 100." -Bennifer.
SOLD OUT

Artist: NYOUKIS, DYLAN/FLESHTONE AURA
Title: Split
Format: LP
Label: Beniffer Editions
Country: Canada
Price: $17.00
Edition of 300. “Dylan Nyoukis has become on the great out vocal performers of the past two decades, his backbone of crude fluxus certified tape collage is what got him into the main event scene back in the 90s. Secondary Skin is almost a throwback album for the Nyoukis fan. The spontaneity and natural course of direction of his bellyaches combined with straight no chaser editing complete the experience. Fleshtone Aura is the current persona of Gastric Female Reflex founder and visual artist Andrew Zukerman. His side steps out of the ironic didactic collage period of his known releases from the 00s and into a culmination of ideas that simply could not be expressed playing in GFR. Andrew tells his traditional tape music techniques, modified electronics, Ciat-Lonbarde interfaces, and editing what to do. Pierre Henry without the inheritance, + a massive set of concrete balls. Full Stereophonic experience has to be heard to believe One time pressing of 300, marbled clear, white, green and black vinyl housed in a three colour iridescent as fuck screen printed LP Jacket.” - Beniffer Editions.

Artist: ORPHAN FAIRYTALE
Title: s/t
Format: Cass
Label: Beniffer Editions
Country: Canada
Price: $8.00
"One woman Beligan beauty psych. Seven songs of stoned love and praise from the no fun playing gal. Simple SK1 type moments with sampled chimes eating the winter icefall. In Beniffers store friendly pile. Comes in six colour silkscreened self help case with sticker and insert." - Beniffer Editions.
SOLD OUT

Artist: PART WILD HORSES MANE ON BOTH SIDES
Title: Aulos Second Reed
Format: LP
Label: Beniffer Editions
Country: Canada
Price: $17.00
Edition of 300. “Aulos Second Reed is a massive development in the transverse music created by Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides. Pascal Nichols and Kelly-Jayne Jones go outside of themselves and become a whole listening unit with a singular pulse. Side A is elegance personified. Using what appears at first to be a two person small Gakaku style setup which leads the listener through occasional tympani playing and a flute response that sounds like it came a hundred years before this time. As each player moves infrequently through their meditation, treated field recordings engage the real time instruments to create an authentic ceremonial experience. The B side remains as patient and expertly conceived but with more focus on collaged components. Sounding like a creaking vessel that does not want to dock. The entire side should be a lock groove. One time pressing of 300, white vinyl with Screenprinted 4 colour jacket and heavy board insert with poetry by the artists.” - Beniffer Editions.

Artist: PINK NOISE
Title: Birdland
Format: Cass
Label: Beniffer Editions
Country: Canada
Price: $14.50
"A project from Toronto, Canadian Mark Sauner who seamlessly amalgamates the gamut of his musical influences - from early-mid period Madonna to Formula 1 video game soundtracks into a low-fi Californicated dream-cream of sedan/convertible cruise-pop. This album of 2 minute post-wave compositions for synthesizer, guitar, drum machine and delay-swollen vocal comes in a fold-over/over-sized silkscreened WTF sleeve or something." - Beniffer Editions.

Artist: RURYK, BRIAN
Title: Guitar Weakling
Format: Lathe cut 7"+ Art
Label: Beniffer Editions
Country: Canada
Price: $17.00
"Lathe Cut 7" W/ Printed Rubber Mounted Over A Surface Raised By Ball Bearings. Fourth Ruryk release for Beniffer Editions. This one succeeds in transcribing an overwhelming "music at work" type feel. Or atleast from the sounds of it, a guy who used to be able to enjoy the occasional guitar freakout in the office. Originally the intent of this package, was to create an effect similar to that of silly putty newspaper transfer. Only with a more permanent substrate. This is what I came up with. A pale yellow excersise band with a one color screen print of Brian. Underneath the rubber are hundreds of spray glued ball bearings. This may result in an uncomfortable setting in your alphabetically filed 7" collection (goodbye mint condition runzelstirn & gurglestock/K2 split) The back is a collage by the artist, with direct printing onto each side of the record with old R&B record label closeups." -Beniffer.

Artist: RURYK, BRIAN
Title: Start Lippin Off
Format: CDR
Label: Beniffer Editions
Country: Canada
Price: $13.00
"Best audio editor around. Junk assembly, percussion madness, cut up to swirl your head. Comes in a screened hard board diskette envelope, sealed (edition of 100)" - Bennifer Editions.

Artist: SCHIMPFLUCH-GRUPPE
Title: Paris Aktionen
Format: LP
Label: Beniffer Editions
Country: Canada
Price: $24.00
Brutal Document of two Live Actions performed in Paris 1996 & 1997. Aktion 961123 (the infamous "Spaghetti-Action") featuring Rudolf Eb.er, Dave Philips, Helena Greter & Aktion 970223 featuring Rudolf Eb.er, Dave Philips, Helena Greter, Doris Tomasoni. Edition of 500 copies. Mastered & cut by Rashad at D&M, Berlin. Co-released with Tochnit Aleph.

Artist: SOUNDS OF INTERROGATION AND NON-COMPLIANCE
Title: Found Recording
Format: Cass
Label: Beniffer Editions
Country: Canada
Price: $8.00
"Found tape from Toronto repair shop of what sounds like Newfoundland Police beating and shooting a man in the leg. Victim seems to be tied up in a room with a malfunctioning air conditioner that rattles with as much intensity as the anonymous pleading and screaming.Original 1/4" reel marked "Ouch My Leg". The guys in the shop thought I would get a kick out of it. Years later, the same guys told me that the machine that contained this tape was brought into the shop for repair by Toronto Police, and was never picked up. Beniffer Editions Nouvelle Vague. " -Beniffer Editions.

Artist: THEE GNOSTICS
Title: Archival
Format: Double Cass + Book
Label: Beniffer Editions
Country: Canada
Price: $19.00
"In a faraway land, where crystalline car dealerships and stately drive-thru slop shops stood immaculate, a band of sagacious, chemically-altered teaheads huddled in a vacant post office in a tent that was left there from the time of the Sumerians. This was in Hamilton, Ontario - early 90s... Anyway, the ceiling of the tent was deep space; constellations became their pets and unnamed planets became their personal pan pizzas... It was there that they met God, it was all Blueberry shaped non-sequiters and top-heavy answers, enough to cave in the cab of a cube-van. Upon stumbling out of the now fog-encumbered tent their heads were weighted down by the incessant drone of the spheres, a tinnitus-like unceasing that clouded their perception. With nothing else to help with this cochlear roar they harmonized, like a ragtag assembly of Beached Boys with an orphic caveman stomp that matched the brutal profoundness of the soul. And here it is - the selected works of Thee Gnostics, a band that ceaselessly put petals on wahwah pedals in the tradition of Hawkwind and the 13th Floor Elevators. This is a serious INSTANT CLASSIC. Double cassettes come with a 48 page silkscreened/photocopied fanzine-style booklet, with re-appropriated poster art and with liners by Bruce Mowat. " -Beniffer Editions.
SOLD OUT

Artist: TOMUTONTTU
Title: Tomuuntuu
Format: One-sided 12"
Label: Beniffer Editions
Country: Canada
Price: $17.00
"The album Tomuuntuu, was conjured based on the omnipresent reinterpretation of the project name Tomutonttu by press, fans and even its publisher. Confused? Well, this one sided 21 minute opus may alieviate some of the pressure youve put on your self for correctly trying to pronounce acts from the Finnish underground. Jan Anderzen was commissioned to make this album by the Aanen Lumo Fesitval for New Sounds. The music debuted at the Orion Theatre in Helsinki 11.10.10. Tomuuntuu conveys dozens of ideas in psychadelic electronic composition. Each short piece shifts into the next as if it was born out of the last one. Fluttering tremolo guitar, percussive hits, manipulated field recordings and electronics all bounce between stereo channels to create a sublime listening experience. LP is pressed as a one sided record, with a direct to vinyl, solvent based high gloss screen print on the blank side. Permanent and archival." -Beniffer.

Artist: V/A
Title: Beniffer Editions Winter Anthology
Format: 2 Cass/Book
Label: Beniffer Editions
Country: Canada
Price: $40.00
"96 page monster book featuring the visual smegma of Jacob Horwood and Andrew Zukerman and more! Contains Ayal Seniors The Last Screenplay, an unabridged, unwound stammer through his 340972 film ideas, an instant classic, really... The book includes a 4-way split over 2 cassettes, featuring Man Made Hill (Canada), Dolphins into the Future (Belgium), Lead Sister II (Japan) and Crown Now (USA)... Man Made Hill is all of the Jackson 5 (even the dead one) channeled through one white-man with his sub-par pawn-shop electronics and extensive knowledge of "avant-aesthetics". This is guilt-free dance music. Dolphins into the Future is Lieven Martens of Imvated, or whatever label hes doing right now, a reformed nude-noise ruffian now turned onto the New Age by the holographic entities of Jung, Gurdjieff and Watts and trying to replicate the sound a dolphin makes in a napolitaner carton filled with peroxide. Lead Sister II is a one-man Kemialliset Ystavat forging new directions with a battery of home-made instruments and noise-makers. Why this is not a colony of dumpster-diving vegans in the foothills of some 60s parody is a mystery to me. Crown Now is a boy and a girl, a dejected duo brought together because they wanted to make the cheerleading squad. This document of their practice the night before and also the reason why they were rejected is the fourth and final side of your patience." -Beniffer Editions.

Artist: V/A
Title: Beniffer Nosejobs And Anklesocks
Format: Cass
Label: Beniffer Editions
Country: Canada
Price: $8.00
A1 ID M Theft Able A Message From ID M Theft Able A2 Raionbashi Madder A3 Man Made Hill Body Lotion A4 Unknown Artist A Note-Worthy Attempt At Grace A5 Jacob Horwood Eiton-Shapiro, Glued To My Throat A6 Charles Balls Evening Raga Recorded Through The Mouth Of Charles Balls A7 Raionbashi Gastric Kafather A8 Clays Festering Lungs Bone Drinkers Union A9 No Man Band Rose Of Allendale, Live At Edward Day Gallery B1 Unknown Artist Hymn Of A Jealous Lover B2 Charles Balls Travelling Choda Stench, Radio Marvel B3 Drona Parva Tape Gamelan B4 Deepkiss 720 Old School B5 Kutzkelina Untitled B6 Broken Penis Orchestra, The Can Of Worms (Mix #9) B7 Raionbashi Birds, Glued To My Throat B8 Unknown Artist Radio Spot For Game Of Survival B9 Unknown Artist Orgone Tryouts 71 B10 Schimpfluch-Gruppe 971010 Tokyo - Setagaya Museum Of Modern Art B11 ID M Theft Able A Message From ID M Theft Able

Artist: WITCYST
Title: Did An Eggburger #13
Format: CDR
Label: Beniffer Editions
Country: Canada
Price: $13.00
"Radio autism from new zealand, short tracks. Comes in a hand marbled collage with printed paper and cdr. (edition of 90)" - Bennifer Editions.

Artist: PAN DOLPHINIC DAWN
Title: Parts 1 & 2
Format: 7"
Label: Bennifer Editions
Country: Canada
Price: $7.50
Solo single from James Ferraro (Skaters).
SOLD OUT

Artist: V/A
Title: Berlin Atonal Vol. 3
Format: LP
Label: Berlin Atonal
Country: Germany
Price: $43.00
"Edition of 500 copies, featuring tracks from Cabaret Voltaire, Miles Whittaker, Fis, and Abdulla Rashim. The Berlin Atonal festival picks up on a tradition begun in 1984 with the publication of two volumes of live recordings from the 1983 edition of the festival. Those records bore witness to the most inventive, adventurous sounds of the festival, and therefore of their time, containing live bits from Psychic TV, La Loora and ZEV. Berlin Atonal Vol. 3 carries this custom three decades forward with selections from four of the standout performances of Berlin Atonal 2014. Of course, Cabaret Voltaires lauded and historic first show in over 20 years is featured, with Richard H. Kirks no-nostalgia and machinery-driven set firmly putting the Cabaret Voltaire project in a future-facing direction. Miles Whittakers surprising and muscular live performance also contributes a cut, as does festival favorite Fis, with his characteristically lumpy, textural soundscapes. Finally, two selections from Abdulla Rashims memorable session gesture toward a possible future for synthesized music. Housed in a gatefold sleeve." - Berlin Atonal.

Artist: VOSTELL, WOLF
Title: Fluxus Concert Le Cri
Format: CD
Label: Berlinische Galerie/ Edel
Country: Germany
Price: $16.00
"A sculpture/happening and environment/collage by german Fluxus artist Wolf Vostell (1932-1998) from 1990. Sixty minutes with 2 stringquartetts, 4 wood-cutters, Zambombas, 20 TV sets, 5 soprano vocalists, 30 choir singers, 30 vacuum cleaners, trombone oboes, one car crash, 400 spectators, 10 scores, one "Equipmentmusic" (Satie). Comes in jewel-case with 6 page booklet." - Berlinische Galerie/ Edel.

Artist: NECRONOMICON
Title: Live in Concert 1973
Format: Double LP
Label: Best Brehodi
Country: Germany
Price: $48.00
Handnumbered edition of 500, signed by all 5 band members. "Necronomicon came from Aachen, Germany and they named themselves after a book of H. P. Lovecraft, a horror- and science-fiction-author, where all possible horrors on this earth are described. It was one of the few German prog-rock bands, whose vocals were in German, like Gäa or Eulenspygel. Their only release was recorded in 1972 in a small studio in Kerkrade." - Amber Soundroom.

"The music of Necronomicon [has] a similar style to Grobschnitt or Amon Düül II with the heaviness of Uriah Heep and the Political awareness of Floh De Cologne. It reflects the nightmarish Hieronymos Bosch-style cover art of their one and only album, created by Bernhard Hocks, and the apocalyptical visions presented in the lyrics." - Progarchives.com.

“In June 2014 a tape with the recording of a NECRONOMICON concert from 1973 (Neue Galerie, Altes Kurhaus Aachen) was discovered in the archives of the Aachen "Ludwig Forum Museum of Modern Art". It is interesting to note that the tape comprises live versions of all tracks from the 1972 LP "Tips zum Selbstmord" played by the original cast of band members from 1972. The live versions mostly are much longer than the 1972 studio recordings because the tracks had to be shortened for the studio record. Furthermore, the tape comprised a song lost since 1973 which NECRONOMICON during the last years had been searching for on this website. It is a sequel to the song "Die Stadt", named "Stadt II" (The Town II), dealing with the ugly aspects of our towns. There also is a song which was completely forgotten since then, because it was only composed for this single concert. Its name is "Ouverture". It is an instrumental track both with very heavy as well as very melodious and "classical" parts in the style of the Dutch groups "Focus" and "Ekseption". The stereo quality is astonishingly good; thus we decided to publish the tracks as a "historic" documentation on a double vinyl record. The cover top comes from a poster our drummer Harald Bernhard made in 1972. Only 500 numbered examples of the record were made. With the LP comes a download card which enables a server download of all tracks for private use. The new LP was presented for the first time to an interested public during a concert in the Ludwig Forum for Modern Art in Aachen on January 23rd, 2016…” - Necronomicon.

Artist: CHARALAMBIDES
Title: Ana/Kata
Format: 10"
Label: Beta-Lactam Ring
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
SOLD OUT

Artist: FRIDAY GROUP
Title: Friday Group
Format: LP
Label: Beta-Lactam Ring
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
LP version. "From out of the Great Republic of Texas, and a new side project from Tom Carter (Charalambides), rises a lone star called Friday Group. In a seemingly appropriate gesture, the opening scherzo of droney solo guitar twang blows dusty debris across the speakers, as if a small sand storm in a remote part of Amarillo. With wind wrestling loose gutters and flat chimes, the first movement is almost a weird paean to Ry Cooders desolate Paris Texas score. Axe attacks hover thick and dragging in the hazy distance, strings sounding as if played a single wind at a time. Jittery, slithery, prepared warbled tremolos flutter warm in extended notes that drip like old paint. If youve never had the pleasure, the later addition of harmonium and the further devolution of the guitar into howling halos of rusty hinges is virtually the embodiment of a drive through western Texas. Slow motion, spacious landscapes of thirsty air and lazy lizards." - Beta-Lactam Ring.

Artist: ILITCH
Title: Un Jour Comme Tant Dautres
Format: CD
Label: Beta-Lactam Ring
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Dieu has smiled upon us, for a previously shelved early album (1975) by ILITCH finally has its jour in the soleil. THIERRY MULLERs strange musical arc is further enriched and confounded by this exploratory cosmic release. A brilliant mix of Krauty space groans and experimentalism (see also Conrad Schnitzler and Ash Ra Temple, etc) and the progressive electronics of Igor Wakhevitch. There is some psych in the folds, and the album is tripped-out all over. Full of small sounds underneath mystical and shimmering beds of loping electronic waves. It sounds like it was made three galaxies over (isnt that where France is?). Six tracks of deep galactics (or is it a journey through another planets Hell?). One persons Enfer is anothers Ciel. Limited edition of 300 copies." - Beta-Lactam Ring.

Artist: KALMA, ARIEL
Title: Le Temps Des Moissons
Format: CD
Label: Beta-Lactam Ring
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"After a long journey to India in 1975, where ARIEL KALMA learned the basics of modal music and singing, he undertook his first solo recording for LP. Ariel was inspired by the fusion of ancient and modern styles of playing music on saxophone, ethnic instruments, effects, electric instruments and electronic filters. Edition of 500 copies, includes two previously unreleased bonus tracks recorded during the same sessions." - Beta-Lactam Ring.
SOLD OUT

Artist: KALMA, ARIEL
Title: Osmose
Format: CD
Label: Beta-Lactam Ring
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Ariel Kalmas magical and weird Osmose originally released in 1978 masterfully matches Richard Tintis rainforest field recordings with Ariels left field minimalist compositional ideas. Rather than simply relying on the rainforest sounds providing a pleasant backdrop to the drones, the drones interplay with the pitches of the natural sounds to create melancholic, Popol Vuh like grandeurs. The natural chirps and creaks blend with the music to become similar to ambient loops themselves; such that their very tonal nature shifts from being recognizable jungle sounds, frequently phasing into blurred rhythmic elements under the electronic parts. Ariels musical minimalism avoids being serialist or academic, despite being part of the INA GRM studios for many years. So, neither is it concrete like Parmeggiani or Risset, nor is it classical like Philip Glass or Michael Nyman. If anything, Ariels music is deeply cosmic, sometimes even a bit psych, ala the great Krauts of yore: old Tangerine Dream, Sand, Cluster etc. His cathedral like tones and running counterpoints actually give the rainforest noise a sinister edge. The music absolutely subverts the traditional idea of the rainforest as that of a happy hunting ground for cause riddled yuppies with Benzes full of Kruggerrands. Osmose reminds that not only is the rainforest a place of awe inspiring beauty, but it is also something very dense and alien. It is a place of removal; it is a place of isolation; it is a kind of inner space; it is an extraordinary and surreal church of sorts; and it is deadly. The album has a progression thats almost a story in toto, where the next rise is finally crossed revealing the huge, seemingly impenetrable expanse of lush greens. The expanse is then explored with wide eyed wonder until the guide dies and the companions start succumbing to fever, ague, snakes and unseen primitives at home in the shadows. Appended by 3 previously unreleased tracks from the same sessions, this reissue finally allows the rainforest to live up to its natural state of untamed jungle." - Beta-Lactam Ring.
SOLD OUT

Artist: KEMIALLISET YSTAVAT
Title: Alkuhärkä
Format: LP
Label: Beta-Lactam Ring
Country: USA
Price: $24.50
"Ed. of 400 copies on 220 gm vinyl. KYs medieval ministrations make the Weird America movement seem like a furry load of Clay Aikens. This latest opus plots out like a secret musical map through a Bosch painting. It is not a horror show by any means. It is the sound of losing time and of losing bearings. A microverse full of familiar landmarks, populated by improbably strange shapes and beings. This could be Heaven; this could be Hell. Who are we to say which is weirder? What if Ilhan Mimaroglu traveled with Chaucer? What if Parmegianni was in the David Monroe Consort? What if In Gowan Ring got busy with Volcano The Bear? KYs psychedelic fusion of folk and musique concrete could almost be a sketch of the birth of music itself." - Beta-Lactam Ring.
SOLD OUT

Artist: KEMIALLISET YSTAVAT
Title: Kellari Juniversumi
Format: LP
Label: Beta-Lactam Ring
Country: USA
Price: $17.50
""At last, a chemical spill good enough to eat. KEMIALLISET YST�?V�?T ("Chemical Friends") have previously spread their royal jelly in small doses with a number of micro-pressings. KY, besides being, like, totally rad, are one the best working proponents of acid folk today. The band display a natural knack for creating organic and moving musics out of what could by all rights be a pile of instrumental compost. Their sensibilities can be traced to classic forebears such as Emtidi, Comus, Broeselmaschine etc., while their skewed and rather awkward sense of harmony also owes some small debt to The Residents, mid-period Nocturnal Emmissions (World Is My Womb) and Makers Of The Dead Travel Fast. Medieval meets Appalachan mountain music whilst still reeling from the effects of that strange moldy bread."
SOLD OUT

Artist: KEMIALLISET YSTAVAT
Title: Saija
Format: 7"
Label: Beta-Lactam Ring
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
SOLD OUT

Artist: LSD MARCH
Title: Nikutai No Tubomi
Format: Double CD
Label: Beta-Lactam Ring
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
A double-CD edition of 500 numbered copies in a full-color book bound case. "It gets so lonely in the belly of a whale. But the acoustics are fantastic. The pitch and yaw of its cavernous gut lowing with a long, guttural song burst. This is met by a loud, wailing which drone swells up as millions of gallons pass through tons of ambergris. These massive internal sound collisions resonate into a monstrous feedback of even greater proportion than the beast itself. And Jonah smiles. This is the sound of LSD MARCH. Be the body of Christ and let the whale take of YOU. LSD March is a Japanese psychedelic rock group, based in the city of Himeji. It is led by singer and guitarist SHINSUKE MICHISHITA. The group is named after a track by krautrock group Guru Guru. Michishita has also played with Magura Mozart and Doodles." - Beta-Lactam Ring.

Artist: NURSE WITH WOUND/JIM OROURKE
Title: Angry Eelectric Finger 1
Format: LP
Label: Beta-Lactam Ring
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
Vinyl edition, limited to 600 copies. Original material by NWW (Stephen Stapleton and Colin Potter), recorded 2001-3. "Lovingly dissected, fertilized and re-grown by Jim ORourke 2003." Flute and sax by Hansi Fischer and Tim Belbe of Xhol Caravan. Apocalyptic guitar by David Tibet. "The NWW/Jim ORourke duumvirate finger points to a brilliant and long overdue marriage. Their consummation has produced an ambient masterpiece; something of a hermaphroditic hybrid between Soliloquy For Lilith/Spiral Insana and Jims previous Disengage/Tamper." - Beta-Lactam Ring.
SOLD OUT

Artist: TOMUTONTTU
Title: Tomutonttu
Format: LP
Label: Beta-Lactam Ring
Country: USA
Price: $24.50
"Ed. of 300 copies on 220 gm vinyl. Kemialliset Ystävät member Tomutonttu (Jan Anderzén) plays a bit like Dome to KYs Wire. The Ystävät-ness is there, but stripped down to the frame with a minimal synth breeze blowing through it. Beautifully lyrical in its layered abstractions, there is a sort of finely hewn composite of experimental dada electronics (ala early, early, early Die Todliche Doris or early, early, early P16.D4) and composerly elements (ala Rimarimba, Andrew Poppy or Meredith Monk). A few little Kraut-isms top off the tonic at no extra charge. Oh, and theres a bit that gets all spacey and chirpy like when the Virgin Prunes go completely bonkers (thats sure a helpful reference point... well, we like it). Basically, this is the music that the mothership had in the tape deck just before dropping Kemialliset Ystävät off in the 12th century." - Beta-Lactam Ring.
SOLD OUT

Artist: VOLCANO THE BEAR
Title: All the Paint I Can Breathe
Format: 10"
Label: Beta-Lactam Ring
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"This 10" mini album presents some of VTBs very earliest recordings. The sessions seem to indicate that VTB enjoyed a particularly powerful vintage of Winsor-Newton cadmiums while recording. And for lack of VTB really repeating themselves, I can only paint an abstract portrait of the present opus. Their obsession with small sounds is in place and they already make for a crack improv ensemble, giving their pigment soaked inventions the kind of life that beckons many repeat listens. ATPICB is comprised in nearly equal parts of surrealist/dada sound sculptures and of minimal wave/prog canvases. All tracks were culled from the earliest VTB tapes of 1996." - Beta-Lactam Ring.

Artist: VOLCANO THE BEAR
Title: Planetary Bethlehem
Format: LP
Label: Beta-Lactam Ring
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"New planetary compositions by the always genre defying cosmic collective that is VOLCANO THE BEAR. For this  journey, The Bear present reworkings / collages of material originally recorded in 1995/1996  performed by NICK MOTT, AARON MOORE and CLARENCE MANUELO. Electro-acoustique doom? One-time pressing of 300 copies on 220-gram vinyl. Packaged in custom book bound sleeves." -Beta-Lactam Ring

Artist: ANNA PLANETA
Title: s/t
Format: Double CD
Label: Betley
Country: UK/USA
Price: $16.00
"Direct-to-digital field recordings of sounds made in and by a derelict Catholic school-house, situated near Alton Towers theme park in the middle of England. Whereas the theme park attracts millions and millions of joyous visitors each year, the school (empty since 1980 and still in search of a buyer) attracts only teenage glue-sniffers and vandals, who have left their calling card in the form of broken windows, collapsing floors and the ever-present aroma of Kestrel Extra Strength. Our Lady looks out from her vantage point above the once-grandiose assembly hall to view a sea of broken glass, empty beercans, asbestos and spraypainted profanity. These recordings were made over a two-year period using only acoustic and battery-operated musical implements. Hear creaking floors, resonant cavern drone, wind hammering against fragile glass and instruments weaving in and out of sounds generated by the buildings themselves. Limited to 500 copies in silkscreened covers" - BWCD.

Artist: INCA EYEBALL
Title: Leave The Country
Format: 7"
Label: Betley
Country: UK
Price: $4.50
SOLD OUT

Artist: MITTELWINTERNACHT 71
Title: S/T
Format: CDR
Label: Betley
Country: UK
Price: $10.00
"Shit, man? Whats kosmische for "illusion". Klang! Hammond organ and guitar apocalypse. It just carries on phasing.disappearing.phasing.disappearing.furry-freakin. Ahhhhhhhh. takes me back to my mate Wolfgang, us stoned on the floor of his caravan in Torquay when we were 14 year old Heads. Still, who were "Edward Fraser and Christopher French"? Was this really recorded way back in "21-22 Dec 1971"? Is the man with the midiverb having us all on? Put it like this, the kids who believed in Santa were the coolest in the school, right?. Right! And for those of us still feel obliged to space? Yeah!!Its a fucking riot that our Zweistein tribute band back in Tamworth never even got close to" - Uncle Florian, "Schlagwerk Heritage Gazette." - Betley. Limited to 50 copies.
SOLD OUT

Artist: ROBOTNICS CROSSING
Title: Trigger Happy
Format: 7"
Label: Betley
Country: UK
Price: $5.00

Artist: BRANDSDAL, KJETIL D & JAN CHRISTIAN KYVIK
Title: Untitled
Format: 7"
Label: Betley Welcomes Careful Drivers
Country: UK
Price: $10.00
1998 release on Phil Todds pre-Memoirs of an Aesthete label.

Artist: NEW PECULIARS
Title: A More Withering Critique Than Harry Pussy
Format: 7"
Label: Betley Welcomes Careful Drivers
Country: UK
Price: $5.50
"Second 7" by the Borecky-and-Foust dynasty. Five new numbers mixing punk brut and raw improvisation, including a hot rendition of THE PRATS pre-pube garage classic "Bored". Packaged in another very lovely Lambkin cover." - Betley.
SOLD OUT

Artist: NOTHING DINGULATOR BAND, THE CHARLIE
Title: Aint No Fascist/Dingulation # 1
Format: 7"
Label: Beyond Omega
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"A single that is not new just appeared on the scene. And although it is 20 odd years old Aint No Fascist/Dingulation Number 1 by The Charlie Nothing Dingulator Band is the sort of thing that you should jump on if it passes by your fingers. Mr Nothing may be recalled by some for his great album, The Psychedelic Saxophone Of Charlie Nothing on the Takoma label or even the more obscure self released records he cut. This single was the last of those, and it is a monster. The A side vocal slides all around the place with flutes, crazy guitar, staggering percussion and voices, like some mutant offshoot of Starship Beer crossed with David Peel And The Lower East Side. Very groovy stuff. And, lest you start to get strange ideas, the Dingulation concept has to do with the musical instruments that Mr Nothing fashioned from junk automobiles. No more, no less." - Byron Coley, WIRE. Original copies of this 1980 release. Only 200 copies pressed (despite what it says on the jacket). Very highly recommended!
SOLD OUT

Artist: METABOLISMUS
Title: Vor Anker
Format: 3" CDR
Label: BGF
Country: Germany
Price: $12.00

Artist: METABOLISMUS
Title: Wonderful, Dangerous, Confusing - Or What?
Format: 3" CDR
Label: BGF
Country: Germany
Price: $12.00
SOLD OUT

Artist: FILLE QUI MOUSSE
Title: Trixie Stapleton 291
Format: LP
Label: Bichon
Country: France
Price: $19.00
1st time ever readily available on vinyl - the rarest entry on the legendary Nurse With Wound list (which is saying something). Ltd. ed. of 300. "Fille Qui Mousse ("Girl With Froth"??) is one the most mythical albums to be released(?) from France. Recorded in 1972, it was issued in 73 (evidently only as a test pressing in an edition of maybe 50) by the legendary Futura label. Often referred to as the French Faust, FQMs album mixed collage, psychedelic rock, surreal poetry, and organically tapped noise purity with the absolute best of experimental 70s rock-and-beyond. One of the essential reissues of the 70s rock underground." - Bichon. "Straight off, we plunge into that Faust structure...riffing with a psychedelic bent, hints of Gong too...we move into bizarrely constructed patterns of percussive sound and chopped-up rock music, and just as a musical focus takes shape it disappears. A poem, recited by a girl, over an urban landscape populated by numerous barking dogs then gives way to an intensely strange mangled web of sound thats almost brain numbing. And, yet more in the way of strangeness is a piano based piece that recalls some of Roger Doyles early experiments. The only actual song has the most bizarre lyrics (in English) and is followed by an excursion in distorted and processed guitar. Next is where the folk music comes in, but even with gypsy violin FQMs interpretation of folk is strange and twisted. Finally, we return to the psychedelic jamming that opened the album, but with a jazzier edge, ending the album perfectly." - Audion. Very highly recommended!
SOLD OUT

Artist: BURNS, BILL
Title: The Dogs and Boats and Airplanes Childrens Choir
Format: LP
Label: Big Pond Small Fish
Country: Canada
Price: $38.00
Edition of 100. "This is a document of Bill Burns 2013 piece which was originally commissioned as a quadraphonic suite for Torontos Nuit Blanche. The sounds within are exactly as suggested in its title - a 32 voice choir of children whose entire repertoire is the sounds of dogs, boats and airplanes. This is a sorely limited artist edition of 100. It comes in a numbered and debossed disco sleeve signed by the artist." - Big Pond Small Fish.

Artist: ALVARO
Title: Tongue
Format: LP
Label: Bimbo Tower
Country: France
Price: $27.00
""The Chilean with the singing nose," legendary for the Drinking My Own Sperm LP (Squeaky Shoes 1977), combines Chilean traditional music, post-punk feeling and a little spirit of the European avant garde. Joining ALVARO (voice and Casio) are JENS VOLK (bass and voice) and GIORGOS NOTARAS (percussion and voice)." -Bimbo Tower

Artist: EMPAN
Title: Entraxes Inegaux
Format: LP
Label: Bimbo Tower
Country: France
Price: $24.00
"Empan is the insane reunion of Jac Berrocal (trumpet & piano), Dan Warburton (violin & keyboards), Jean-Noël Cognard (percussions), Judith Kan (voice) and Béatrice Godeau (cello). Ecstatic and unusual free improvisations recorded in studio by Patrick Müller 28th of june 2009. Silkscreen cover by Jörg Morning. Limited to 300 copies." - Bimbo Tower.

Artist: LCDD
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Bimbo Tower
Country: France
Price: $18.00
"Not so long ago Olaf Ladousse (visual artist doing his D.I.Y. graphzines QUE SUERTE! And collabrating to silkscreen editor Le Dernier Cri) started to build circuit-bended toys that he called doorags in a tribute to an amazing US Arizona duo. To spread the good news around the globe LCDD ("Los Caballos De Düsseldorf" = The Düsseldorf Horses), was formed by 4 musicians who usually play in the Spanish punk scene. LCDD is an improvisation collectiv, a scenic platform, an open band. There is no fix line-up. Anyone willing to play the doorags are wellcome! This is the 2º Lp from LCDD. Its totally improvised. Doorags are directly plugged in the mixer and then you start to hear the accelerated toys cacophony improvising towards a hypothetical track⿦The perfect soundtrack of a crazy bedroom full of demented broken toys going insane!! On this record (limited 300 copies), along with the four original members, joined Potro Oscilante (Poulin Oscillant) with his theremin on the track "Clop Clop Hum" and Fela Borbone (Ulan Bator Trio) with his Mierdofon on the track "Mierdofon" - Bimbo Tower

Artist: LOCELLE MARE
Title: Serpentement
Format: LP
Label: Bimbo Tower
Country: France
Price: $20.00
"The solitary project of Thomas Bonvalet initially focused on the nylon string guitar, taking short, dynamic and abrupt forms and limiting itself exclusively to the acoustic possibilities of the instrument. A radical posture, it constantly threatened to put itself at an impasse, seeing itself forced into metamorphosis and movement. The instrument thus became less and less identifiable. At the periphery it absorbed the sound of objects (metronome, tuning forks...) deviating from their common usage, integrating the breath and the sounds rising from the instrumental gesture, splitting up to reveal a new fleeting form. Amplification has also progressively taken an essential part in this new instrumentarium/organism. However, there remains this same subterranean voice, the consideration of detail and tension, the seeking of possible points of sudden revelation. “Serpentement” is the fourth recording of "locelle mare" and was recorded by Adrian Riffo, in the Protestant temple of Bergerac (France), in november 2011. Instruments: mechanical metronome with bell, harmonica reeds, six string banjo, amps, microphones, feet tapping, hand clapping, six string ukulele, tuning forks, timer, mouth organ, Harmonicas, concertina, dry poppy pods ,whistlings,... Thomas Bonvalet, (born October, 1977) lives in Alpedrete, Spain. Guitar player of the band "Cheval de frise" between 1998 and 2004, he made is first solo show under the name of l’ocelle mare in September 2005. He toured Europe, Scandinavia, Israel, USA and China." - Bimbo Tower.

Artist: NSBSP2
Title: No Victoria
Format: Double LP
Label: Bimbo Tower
Country: France
Price: $28.00
"The 2 bands first met in 2004 and immediatly an intense friendship was born with a mutual desire to play together and confront the two musical worlds very opposed (the most anti-academic improvisation and no-technic playing totally assumed for the NSB, and the raw post-punk mixed with concrete music composition for the SP2) In 2006, a new meeting happened in Mulhouse (small north-east french city next to the German border and hometown of the SP2) with the arrival of a new member in NSB, drummer Aya Onishi after the tragic death of Hugh McIntyre, bass player, philosopher and founding member. The two bands entered the "La Mer Rouge Studio" and during two long nights, recorded more than 10 hour of (no-)music!!!!! One part of this mixture happened to be the music on "No Victoria". A new band was born : NSBSP2! In may 2008 a small Canadian tour was organised and in early october 2009 a "live" meeting was organised in Paris (Montreuil / Instants Chavirés) to celebrate the issue of this limited double vinyl." - Bimbo Tower.

Artist: SALMIGONDIS
Title: Assez De Trop Pas
Format: LP
Label: Bimbo Tower
Country: France
Price: $22.00
"Limited 150 copies / hand made cover The french freaks are back with 5 more guests adding more instruments: percussions, flute, alto saxophone, Trumpet and noises. Psyche Dada freak jazz mini big-band." -Bimbo Tower

Artist: SALMIGONDIS
Title: Trop De Pas Assez
Format: LP
Label: Bimbo Tower
Country: France
Price: $22.00
"Limited 150 copies / hand made cover French quintet of freaks playing improvised psychedelic noise jazz kraut muzak with drums, percussions, guitare, bass, synth, saxophone, turntables, non-identify objects, voice and crazy electronics. Broken swing and harsh dada spirit, with an early "Futura" taste." -Bimbo Tower

Artist: SMEGMA
Title: Morass
Format: LP
Label: Bimbo Tower
Country: France
Price: $24.00
"Vinyl upgrade for the ⿿Live side of Smegmas legendary 1987 Morass cassette. Featuring the line-up of Amazon Bambi, Big Dirty, Dr. Id, Jackie, Ju Suk, Paul and V.D., this one perfectly captures the joyous noise of their bandstand actions. Free jazz firepower is to the fore, with Aylerised horns and Borbetomagus-scale form destruction battling against toy orchestras, power-punking loops, syrupy sludge-jams, garage band instrumentals and usurped avant garde modes. One of Smegmas wildest sides and some of the most fucked-up art-aggro to escape the gravity of the LAFMS." volcanic tongue. (co-released with TANZ PROCESZ)

Artist: TANK J
Title: Craquer les Liants
Format: LP
Label: Bimbo Tower
Country: France
Price: $24.00
"Serge Adam (trumpet, bugle), Jérome Noetinger (electroacoustic system), Titus Oppmann (Bass), Jean-Noël Cognard (drums, percussions & objects). Second installement in the Tankj serie (see other release on the same label). Another excellent astonishing quartet around Monsieur Cognard (Big boss of the Block Thyristors vynil label )." - Bimbo Tower.

Artist: TRIBRAQUE
Title: Entraxes Inegaux
Format: LP
Label: Bimbo Tower
Country: France
Price: $34.00
Silkscreened, fold out jackets. "Free and improvised navigation of the murky waters of organized sound, orchestrated like New Yorkers or Koeln-ists. JEAN-FRANCOIS PAUVROS (guitars and voice) PATRICK MULLER of ILITCH (electrosonics), JEAN-NOEL COGNARD (drums and objects)." -Bimbo Tower.
SOLD OUT

Artist: SETTELS, ROBERTA
Title: Isolation!
Format: LP
Label: BIN
Country: Denmark
Price: $33.00
Reissue of the 1985 release, replicating the silk screened plastic cover of the original. Limited edition of 250 copies.

Subtitled “Meinhof in Memoriam,” this is the first and last solo release by Settels, who describes herself in her liner notes as a composer of “electronic music for spiritual survival.” Settels was born and raised in New York, where she studied composition before emigrating to Europe and getting involved with EMS/Fylkingen, working at IRCAM, and studying with Boulez and Xenakis (as described in the label write-up, below). She eventually built her own studio, and was behind every facet of this very fully-realized LP, from the music to the design, liners, and distribution. Alongside her academic credentials, the inclusion of an excerpt from this LP on the 1988 “Angelic Tecnology 1” comp— alongside Merzbow, Conrad Schnitzler, Asmus Tietchens, Bene Gesserit, P16D4, DDAA, the Haters, etc (put together by by Hironari Iwata of Toukaseibunshi, etc; see the attached image)— is probably telling…

“Roberta Settels (1929 - 2014) was an American composer and industrial designer, living in Stockholm, Sweden. She studied composition at Juilliard in New York, and during the 70s and 80s, composed electronic music in Stockholm at EMS, and in Paris at IRCAM, and studied with the composers Pierre Boulez and Iannis Xenakis. Later she created her own studio. “Isolation!” from 1985 is her only released recording. It was released on her private label Music in Crisis. Although Isolation was composed in 1985, most parts of it sound very fresh and contemporary. Very unique for its time, the timbres and formal progression of the work bare little resemblance to the electroacoustic maximalism of the period. Rather it shares aesthetics with contemporary genres such as lowercase and microsound. The music, all generated by pure analog means, contains elements of extreme minimalism and splicing-techniques derived from the tape-music tradition. Even though the work, making clever use of sine-waves and white noise, it is very minimal in its expression, and very clearly communicates the emotional states of lonliness and isolation which are its conceptual aim. The work is divided into four parts: Landscape With 3 tape-recorders And... , Scenario, Isolation (Meinhof In Memoriam) and P1 - Information?, forming a perceived whole. This release comes with a custom-made plastic sleeve, with cover-notes in Swedish, English, German and French, written and designed by the composer.” - BIN.
SOLD OUT

Artist: COSTER, TIM & MARK SADGROVE
Title: Untitled (18:53)
Format: 3" CDR
Label: Binary Datum
Country: New Zealand
Price: $9.00

Artist: FATES, THE
Title: Furia
Format: LP
Label: Bird
Country: UK
Price: $26.00
2016 repress. “2014 reissue. Originally scheduled for release on Halloween 1985 (but delayed until Feburary 86), this privately pressed post-punk/broken-folk collective concept LP features personnel pulled from the ashes of The Falls original lineup and Blue Orchids, the Manchester post-punk band that backed Nico during her live performances in the early 80s. Led by Manchester punk icon Una Baines, The Fates released Furia in 1985 and then disappeared into the annals of UK punk purgatory. With all the DIY traits and snarling attitudes of Manchesters smart-assed punk retaliation, the band delivered a record of haunting, mechanical folk and pastoral drones. This virtually unknown LP, with a backstory that unites sleeve artist Linder Sterling (Ludus), Spider King, Martin Hannett, Tony Baines, Martin Bramah, and John Cooper Clarke with the 16th century Pendle witches, is a vital missing piece in Manchesters self-help anti-pop industry. Lost in the ether, lauded by collectors, and likened by Mark E. Smith to the Third Ear Band, this unclassifiable arty-fact renders tags like "pagan punk" utterly inadequate. File under-ground.” - Bird.

Artist: FATES, THE
Title: Furia
Format: CD
Label: Bird
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"2014 reissue. Originally scheduled for release on Halloween 1985 (but delayed until Feburary 86), this privately pressed post-punk/broken-folk collective concept LP features personnel pulled from the ashes of The Falls original lineup and Blue Orchids, the Manchester post-punk band that backed Nico during her live performances in the early 80s. Led by Manchester punk icon Una Baines, The Fates released Furia in 1985 and then disappeared into the annals of UK punk purgatory. With all the DIY traits and snarling attitudes of Manchesters smart-assed punk retaliation, the band delivered a record of haunting, mechanical folk and pastoral drones. This virtually unknown LP, with a backstory that unites sleeve artist Linder Sterling (Ludus), Spider King, Martin Hannett, Tony Baines, Martin Bramah, and John Cooper Clarke with the 16th century Pendle witches, is a vital missing piece in Manchesters self-help anti-pop industry. Lost in the ether, lauded by collectors, and likened by Mark E. Smith to the Third Ear Band, this unclassifiable arty-fact renders tags like "pagan punk" utterly inadequate. File under-ground." - Bird.

Artist: PAPER DOLLHOUSE
Title: Aeonflower
Format: Cass
Label: Bird
Country: UK
Price: $20.00
“An exploration of warped, dream-like atmosphere and taught, noise-ingrained electronics, Paper Dollhouse has evolved from the solo work of Astrud Steehouder into an expansive, cinematic project now involving visual artist Nina Bosnic. Recorded with a stronger focus on electronic processes and with a deeper, light-starved aesthetic, Aeonflowers emboldened use of crushed-noise dynamics takes the London-based groups acclaimed 2012 debut, A Box Painted Black, into darker, murkier, and more thrilling territory. Aeonflower is the slow descent of a newly discorporated spirit into a fogged, neon lagoon, a drowned world still lit. If the first album was a box of raw secrets with hints of obscured folk roots, Aeonflower is the endless rain of expression, experience, and change. On this outing, both artists vocals are expressive, forgoing complex lyrical concerns for minimal text invested with emotive power. Opener "Oracle" bleeds into "Stand," with the first of Steehouders haunted vocals, a fragile minimalism augmented by barren guitar. "Helios" sees a drum machine kick and ride cymbal pin down a dark, enveloping vocal duet until "Psyche" obliterates it all with billowing noise, a thrilling shock to the system. The swirling synths and suppressed emotion of "Your Heart" peak in the centerpiece "Diane," a shadowy piece highlighting Steehouders minimalist approach. Side two acts as a mini-suite, with Diamanda Galás-inspired vocal abstractions and walls of sound coming down with standout ambient track "Black Flowers." Dark and light interplay beautifully on album closer "Siren," a turbulent if ambiguous build-up of harmony and noise. This cassette edition follows a vinyl edition on the Night School label, and coincides with UK press and radio support and a UK tour.” - Bird.

Artist: ANGST HASE PFEFFER NASE
Title: Myth of the Golden Jackal and the Frog
Format: 7"
Label: Birdman
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"Early (1996) release from this associate of Caroliner Rainbow, Fat Worm of Error, Bill Nace, Nmperign, and others, with a more recent LP on Ultra Eczema. Handmade, hand-stamped sleeves."
SOLD OUT

Artist: CULTURCIDE/CAROLINER
Title: Live in Antwerp/Bring Culture To The Treetops
Format: 7"
Label: Birdman
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
"Two live recordings from CULTURCIDE in their early-80s nihilist punk mode, plus a big fat slice of prime CAROLINERs 19th century noisecore supremo. All sleeves are handpainted by CAROLINER!" - Birdman. 1998 release.

Cultur carol

SOLD OUT

Artist: HOWLIN RAIN
Title: Magnificent Fiend
Format: LP
Label: Birdman
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Having recorded a fistful of critically acclaimed-and increasingly successful-albums with neo-psychedelic pioneers COMETS ON FIRE, frontman ETHAN MILLER lit out for fresh musical territories somewhere between the Santa Cruz, CA-based bands familiar maelstrom and a more organic, melodic, groove-oriented rock that hearkens back to his halcyon daze growing up on Californias "Lost Coast" (Humboldt County). Completing HOWLIN RAIN is IAN GRADEK, GARETT GODDARD (THE CUTS, COLOSSAL YES), MIKE JACKSON, ELI ECKERT (DRUNK HORSE), and JOEL ROBINOW (Drunk Horse). By turns pummeling and pastoral, Magnificent Fiend oscillates between roaring, all-stops-out, Hammond organ-driven tracks and delicate electric piano passages, topped by harmonized, often dissonant guitar lines. Toss in counter-melodic bass, sometimes quirky breaks, and extended instrumental sequences that ascend to the heavens or cascade softly, softly from the skies in sparkling showers of gunpowder and smoke. Its all held together by Millers distinctive, crushed-velvet roar, which extends to a sweet, plaintive falsetto; and, as the albums oxymoronic title might imply, the lyrical content." - Birdman

Artist: HOWLIN RAIN
Title: s/t
Format: CD
Label: Birdman
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"HOWLIN RAIN came together with the intention of making a good, old-fashioned, free-wheeling rock album with a bared soul and a body that hangs joy, hysteria and darkness on the same rambling bones. They play unfiltered music in all its grit and all its glory; music to beat the steering wheel of your van to or sing along with while drinking whiskey in the bathtub with your dog on a Saturday night. Formed in 2004 in San Francisco, the band features ETHAN MILLER (singer and guitarist for COMETS ON FIRE), JOHN MOLONEY (shaman leader and percussionist for Bostons SUNBURNED HAND OF THE MAN) and IAN GRADEK (bassist, iron worker, banjo-picker and world traveler). For a group of musicians who spend most of their time playing napalm-wrecked avant-rock or underground improv, this is an opportunity to downshift and ease into some classic good-time jams-some yin to the more experimental yang of their better known projects. Howlin Rain makes music thats not out to blow your mind but the shit thats ingrained in your heart." - Birdman.

Artist: V-3
Title: Russian Roulette (Chinese Style)
Format: 7"
Label: Birdman
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"20 minute sound collage from these Columbus art rockers" - Birdman. Jim Shepard and friends.1995 release.
SOLD OUT

Artist: NEW BLOCKADERS/PUTREFIER
Title: Schliefmittelbögen
Format: LP
Label: Birthbiter
Country: UK
Price: $31.00
"After a long silence Birthbiter has returned with the sounds of nihilism reverberating in its ears as the label releases the long anticipated collaboration between The New Blockaders and Putrefier. Schleifmittelbögen is something of a return to form for TNB and Putrefier while also offering fresh interpretations of earlier work such as Changez les Blockuers, Pulp and Salute. Acoustic and field recordings are used to create unexpected sounds that punctuate the work, adding a new dimension to the all out sonic assault you have come to expect from these two artists. The cracking of tiles being extracted from a roof, the creak of a rusty sewing machine table combined with a variety of natural sounds will make this a surprise to anyone who thinks there is everything to know about TNB and Putrefier. TNBs philosophy needs no introduction. Renowned plunderers of Dadaism, neo-Dadaism and nihilism, they have reinterpreted art/politico theory and history. Putrefiers approach has been to mix shards of acoustic sound, beat them up and throw them back into the melting pot. The presence of Luigi Russolos Intonarumori looms large in both artists work The LP is limited to 500 copies and comes housed in a full colour sleeve." - Birthbiter.

Artist: HARUTAKA, MOCHIZUKI
Title: Solo Document 2004
Format: CD
Label: Bishop
Country: Japan
Price: $17.50
Harutakas first solo release from 2005. "Mochizuki Harutaka is a Tokyo-based "next-wave" multi-instrumentalist who combines blasted vocals with solo saxophone, bells, guitar and piano. His haunted vocal style is pitched somewhere between Jandek, Keiji Haino and a death-decadent torch singer, while his saxophone improvisations orbit the same lonely satellites as solo thinkers like Masayoshi Urabe, Arthur Doyle, Anthony Braxton and Kaoru Abe. Nerve-flaying blues from a player who has been there and back." -Le Weekend Festival.

Artist: HARUTAKA, MOCHIZUKI & HIDEAKI KONDO
Title: El Idioma Infinito
Format: CD
Label: Bishop
Country: Japan
Price: $22.00
Numbered edition of 100. Similarly handsome package to Harutakas recent solo LP and collaborative release with Tomoyuki Aoki of Up-Tight: vellum obi, metallic inks, etc. Kondo has previous releases on PSF, solo and with his group EXIAS-J (who have a number of records on Bishop and one on Siwa).

Artist: ROLLET/THIERRY MULLER, QUENTIN
Title: On Your Bodys Landscape
Format: LP
Label: Bisou
Country: France
Price: $23.00
"First recording of the duo of legendary French musician Thierry Müller (Ilitch, Ruth...) on keyboards and guitar and French alto sax player Quentin Rollet (played and recorded with Nurse With Wound, Bitchin Bajas, The Red Krayola, David Grubbs, Mendelson, Prohibition, Akosh S. Unit, Jac Berrocal...). A journey through quiet soundscapes alternating with electronics and concrète sounds. A film without image. Recorded by Thierry Müller. Mixed and mastered by Patrick Müller. Artwork by Thierry Müller." - Bisou.

Artist: TAZARTES, GHEDALIA
Title: La Bar Mitzvah du Chien
Format: LP
Label: Bisou
Country: France
Price: $23.00
"Another shamanic journey in Tazartèss universe. He sings and plays all the instruments and samples, recorded in the very same room as all his other solo records since 1974. Performed, produced, and recorded by Ghédalia Tazartès for Bisou in 2012. Tazartèss son, Lalo, can be heard on "Dont Cry for Me, Mamma." The front cover is a picture of Quentin Rollet, shot by Yannick Ressigeac. The back features a drawing by Lalo Tazartès. Mastered by F/Lor." - Bisou.

Artist: BIXOBAL
Title: #1
Format: Mag
Label: Bixobal
Country: USA
Price: $2.00
"The debut issue of this new magazine dedicated to eclectic music. Inside you get: the first installment of CLIMAX GOLDEN TWIN ROB MILLIS column "Talking Machine" in which he talks about 78 rpm records, Korean ones; an interview with ALAN SONDHEIM on his group ALL-7-70 (which recorded for ESP-Disk) and his solo material (which has been released by Fire Musuem and Qbico), plus a special review section covering his discography; book dealer and artist DAVE HORNOR gives us the run down on books by TULI KUPFERBURG of THE FUGS; part one of former SUN CITY GIRLS SIR RICHARD BISHOPs Indian travelogue from this summer; an extensive interview with DAVE NUSS of THE NO-NECK BLUES BAND by Canadian writer ALLAN MACINNIS-possibly the first interview with NNCK in print. 56 pages, 5.5"x8.5", black & white. 500 copies printed." Highly recommended!
SOLD OUT

Artist: BIXOBAL
Title: #3
Format: Mag
Label: Bixobal
Country: USA
Price: $2.50
"Allan MacInnis talks to Peter Stampfel (The Holy Modal Rounders) about Harry Smith, the Fugs, Santeria, amphetamines, god, coincidence, music and much more in a major feature appended with a short interview with Antonia Stampfel. Rob Millis (CLimax Golden Twins) column Talking Machine reports back on 78RPM hunting in India. Patrick Marley (former publisher of Muckraker magazine) with his column Nickels and Dimes. An interview with Gerd Kraus on the legendary Krautrock bands Limbus 3 and Limbus 4 and the heady times that they grew out of. Reviews of vinyl, cassettes, compacts disc, DVDs and books, both new and old."

Artist: BIXOBAL
Title: #5
Format: Mag
Label: Bixobal
Country: USA
Price: $2.50
"The No-Neck Blues Bands Dave Nuss recalls his time with The Source Family which led to the first Yahowa 13 performance in New York City and their new LP. An extensive interview with reformed Vancouver noise band Tunnel Canary by Allan MacInnis. A remembrance of Noggin violin player Michael Griffen by his friend Aaron Gorseth. A feature on the Belgian group Onde featuring former members of Noise-Makers Fifes. A feature on the new label Assophon, home to The Sea Donkeys, Spider Trio and Factums. Eric Lanzillottas reviews of vinyl, compacts discs, and books, both new and old. Patrick Marleys column Nickels and Dimes." -Bixobal

Artist: BLACK, JAYSON
Title: Basic Black
Format: LP
Label: Bizarrd
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Unauthorized repress of 1969 LP by ex-mental patient poet Jayson Black. Nihilist poetry backed w/ occasional electronic and sound effects. Best liner notes of any LP EVER! 100 numbered copies." - Bizarrd.





SOLD OUT

Artist: COACH FINGERS
Title: One Jack Shy Of A Cycle
Format: LP
Label: Black Dirt
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"There is a fine line between illumination and obscuration when one is attempting to interpret the meaning of a song cycle. Is the narrator singing from experience or is there an embodiment of characters, real or imagined, happening? When listening to the new record by Coach Fingers from beginning to end, a story is not necessarily being told in a straight narrative form, but perhaps taking a cue from a literary background, One Jack Shy of a Cycle can be perceived as a metafiction in song form. Who is the fool with the unsteady hands? What poor soul has found his demise at the barrel end of Jacks rifle? Along what shoreline is the tortured couple from ⿿Things Get Stranger⿝ travelling? Why is a bullfrog singing about happiness and doubt? Who is having such trouble sleeping on Side 2, and why? Are there literally turkeys falling out of the trees as the dawn breaks to end the record? Recurring themes of failed relationships, misunderstandings, anxiety and passing are woven throughout this rock and roll record as easily as they would be in a collection of short stories. Like images flickering through a shadow play screen, Coach Fingers has drawn upon the talents of the community of musicians surrounding Black Dirt Studio, to project the visage of a band upon the collection of tales captured on these sides. And in the process has conjured the aural equivalent of metempsychosis, passing life stories through song into the grooves of vinyl." - Black Dirt. Edition of 500. Recorded at Black Dirt Studio Westtown, NY. Mastered by Carl Saff Chicago, IL. 140g vinyl pressed at Brooklyn Phono Brooklyn. NY. Covers silk screened by VGKids Ypsilanti, MI.

Artist: D. CHARLES SPEER & THE HELIX
Title: After Hours
Format: LP
Label: Black Dirt
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"The much-anticipated blast-off release for Speer and his band. Recently rewarded 5 stars in Time Out mag by the music editor, this album is a landmark in laid-back blues and country songwriting, feat. members of NNCK and Sunburned." -S@1. "The inimitable Mr. Speer coined the term himself upon titling his pre-Helix full length release�?� Forgotten Country. Not so much a forgotten people of a state or a rural area. Not so either some Souths gonna rise again moonshine. More so a return to a way of presenting a music in the context of a tradition (something those boys in the band are pretty high on.) But this isnt your grandfathers Bakersfield were dealing with. Tho the tongue of the balladeer may spin tales ripe with a cast of characters including �??the Pastor�?� Randolph Healey, Cheese Frog, the man from HHS, Uncle Ernie, that guy with the black mustache and red Caddy who stole your girl, and the true born sons of Levi, he sings them not only with the twang of the roadhouse, but tainted with the grit of the streets of the big city. As one casual listener once noted to the band after a performance, �??You guys play both types�?� Country and Psych.�?� And its true that the sounds contained on After Hours do act on the mind as much as they tug at the heartstrings. Replete with tales of mental instability, infidelity, drunken advice, wartime hucksters, heartbreak, and redemption, the first album by D Charles with his backing band will surely immediately stand out amongst the shards of gothic Americana that litter our fair sonic landscape.Edition of 500 Recorded at Black Dirt Studio"- Black Dirt. Black Dirt is the new in-house label from Jason Meaghers (NNCK, K Salvatore, Coach Fingers, D Charles Speer and the Helix, etc...) Black Dirt Studios in upstate New York.

Artist: MATTA LLAMA
Title: The Witch Channel
Format: LP
Label: Black Dirt
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Sometimes, throughout the process of creating a record, it is easy to forget how much magic is involved. When one is surrounded by wires, microphones, dials, tubes, screens, and stomp boxes there can be a decided lack of mystery. These are the earliest Black Dirt recordings, originally captured a mere few days after our humble doors were opened. As a matter of fact, everyone involved approached the experience as a sort of favor ⿿ youll be our guinea pig and well do our damn best to get a good document out of it. Matta Llama dug in for a session and did what they do so well... wordlessly picking up their instruments ⿿ and at certain points, each others ⿿ and opening up that secret door that allows access to a timeless wellspring of past and future sounds. After the band had improvised more than an albums worth of music, something seemed off on playback. Another session was scheduled and a different approach was taken. Oddly, the results were the same. We placed the recordings on a shelf and high fived each other before they rode off on their way back to the big, dark city. And there the recordings sat. But a funny thing happened a few years later after we received our Alchemists robe in the mail. We went back to the them and realized that whatever was leaden about the sounds Matta Llama had laid down so many months before was purely a result of a young studio ⿿ and novice engineer! - and once some of those problems were corrected, a blazing, golden, psychedelic beacon shot out of the speakers. The band was immediately contacted and at an impromptu meeting many things were discussed. Seeds grown to trees, lead to gold, and finally the idea of this record. Now, so many years later, this record glows with magic. It is hard to believe that there were any of the mundane trappings of a studio involved at all. It is a swirling, mysterious, and dark record and the document of the birth of Black Dirt and were proud to present The Witch Channel to you." - Black Dirt. Edition of 500. Recorded at Black Dirt Studio Westtown, NY. Mastered by Carl Saff Chicago, IL. 140g vinyl pressed at Brooklyn Phono Brooklyn. NY. Covers silk screened by VGKids Ypsilanti, MI.

Artist: PIGEONS
Title: Virgin Spectacle
Format: LP
Label: Black Dirt
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Beautiful dream-dementia pop from a couple tangentially related to the Sea Donkeys/Sublime Frequencies camp in Seattle." -S@1. "Pigeons and doves are so closely related, they are practically interchangeable in the minds of the people who classify such fowl. But in the eyes of the general public, the dove is a beautiful bird symbolizing freedom and peace while the pigeon is a dirty rat with wings that eats our citys garbage and craps on our cars. But maybe the pigeon is a crafty bird, content with its own beauty and happy to obscure it to avoid the glare of our ever intrusive public eye. Virgin Spectacle is a distorted, hungover, and elusive statement. And its in French. Except one word at the end. Or more, if you are to believe those responsible. Regardless, amongst all the fog and feathers is a collection of comely pop and sonic excursions guaranteed to lodge itself in your waking subconscious. Hell, you might even dream of a few of these songs. The fine people who constitute the band named Pigeons would like you to believe that they have stumbled incidentally upon such charm, like a diamond in the mine. Dont believe it. Take yourself out of your particular urban situation. Look toward the skies, and see the besmirched bird for what it really is. They have laid out a sonic journey meant to disorient on the surface, but if you follow their flight youll find yourself cruising along and singing in a language you may not understand. Edition of 500 Recorded at Black Dirt Studio"- Black Dirt. Black Dirt is the new in-house label from Jason Meaghers (NNCK, K Salvatore, Coach Fingers, D Charles Speer and the Helix, etc...) Black Dirt Studios in upstate New York.

Artist: STELLAR OM SOURCE
Title: Rise In Planes
Format: LP
Label: Black Dirt
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Every record has 2 sides. There is an inherent duality to the format. Sometimes the sounds contained therein can expand beyond the average experience of sides A and B. Rise in Planes is one such record. It is both a collage of songs and a monolithic mantra of collapsing notes. A meditation on the realignment of atypical musical conjugations, such as meter and melody, and a time specific experiment on the effects that such change might have on the listeners state of mind both during and after the needle snakes its way through the grooves. While there is a distinct difference between the ascension of each side, there is also a permanence of timbre, whether alone, folded upon itself or accompanied, that conjures a sense of enchantment. One moment aggressive, the next soothing, meditative throughout, while also flouting the misshapen identity of Western dream music. Both the document of an electroacoustic magician and an improvisatory illusionist, Rise in Planes subverts futurism and past spontaneous composition in one slab of an etched polymer compound carved out to vibrate the air around you into binary thoughts." - Black Dirt. Edition of 300. Recorded at Black Dirt Studio Westtown, NY 140g vinyl pressed at Brooklyn Phono. Covers silk screened by Phil Franklin Woodstock, NY and Stellar OM Source Den Haag, NL.
SOLD OUT

Artist: THORNTON, CARTER
Title: Ten Fingers for Forefathers
Format: LP
Label: Black Dirt
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Odd serially-inflected compositions for classical guitar. A wide breadth of obscure and fragmented influences represented here, all internal. Carter Thornton of Izititiz and Zakashi-Warashi." -S@1. "If you are a fan of the archaic format of music storage and delivery known as vinyl then you are also probably experienced in the art of search and rescue when faced with a pre-auction era, dusty, moldy shop filled to the rafters with such blasts from the past. Every now and then one comes upon a platter in one of these fading outposts, marked at about $3.99. Cover seams split, maybe some radio call letters scrawled in marker, maybe a booze-coffee-bongwater spill splayed like a Rorschach on the back. Perhaps it is the cover art itself that draws your attention⿦ black and white photos seemingly from another time in content and message. Or perhaps it is the title of the album⿦the way it rolls off the tongue, its playfulness marked by a seemingly obscure reference. The fact that there are no song titles may pique your interest⿦ why is this? Are there even songs on there? You can see the gaps in the grooves so there is some sound being broken up with seconds of silence. You wipe the grime off the grooves with your shirtsleeve and take the disc over to the crappy player up by the register. You pop it on, slip the needle in the groove, and immediately you have the thought⿦ ⿿What the hell is this?!?!?⿝ Youre hearing one of those rare recordings of a singular and personal vision. A solo guitar performance that not only operates outside any current or previous fashions, but one that seems to render the idea of recorded music as commerce a nonreality. Although you are carried away with delight by the sounds you are hearing, you cant help but wonder why this person recorded this music. His intent is as elusive as the music he is presenting. It seems as though you are there with the player, this audio mirage helped by sounds of his chair creaking, his arm brushing against the side of his instrument, his fingers scraping across the strings. You purchase the item straightaway, as determined to figure out the history of the recording as you are to wear out its grooves with repeated listenings. With Ten Fingers for Forefathers the proverbial chase has been cut right to. Take a listen and see if you can crack the sonic code contained therein. Edition of 500 Recorded at Black Dirt Studio"- Black Dirt. Black Dirt is the new in-house label from Jason Meaghers (NNCK, K Salvatore, Coach Fingers, D Charles Speer and the Helix, etc...) Black Dirt Studios in upstate New York.

Artist: NO WAVE
Title: Marc Masters
Format: Book
Label: Black Dog Publishing
Country: UK
Price: $30.00
"No Wave traces the history of this influential genre from its most famous names down to its many offshoots and sidetracks. From early pioneers like Suicide and Glenn Branca, to forgotten treasures like Red Transistor and Bush Tetras, No Wave charts all the cracks and crevices of a surprisingly diverse movement. Flashing through the New York underground in the late 1970s, No Wave was the ultimate anti-movement. Its bands consisted of artists and poets untrained in music, looking to explode rock and disappear before the smoke cleared. The primary perpetrators - Lydia Lunchs howling Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, James Chances skeletal Contortions, the dark-noise groups Mars and DNA - all drew on primitivism, performance art, and the avant-garde. They were best known for short songs and even shorter life-spans. The book also delves into No Wave cinema, a vibrant underground scene where figures like Jim Jarmusch, Nick Zedd, and Steve Buscemi first cut their teeth. Illustrated with concert photos, record covers, and other ephemera of the times, and filled with quotes from those who were there, No Wave is the definitive guide to a genre whose sounds and ideas still vibrate through alternative culture today." - Black Dog.
SOLD OUT

Artist: JUJU
Title: A Message From Mozambique
Format: LP
Label: Black Fire
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"2010 repress. Exact repro, originally released in 1973 on the Strata-East affiliated Black Fire label. This is the first LP from this classic Afro free jazz group. Very much in the spirit of the Art Ensemble of Chicago, but with more spiritual/soul jazz stylings tempering the pure free jazz fire music vibe. The group would shortly hereafter change their name to Oneness of Juju." -Black Fire
SOLD OUT

Artist: ELECTRIC CRUSH
Title: Dropouts In A Drug Haze
Format: 12"
Label: Black Gladiator
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Totally deranged 12-inch 45 RPM EP from defunct one-man unit ELECTRIC CRUSH: a long lost cassette only release from Las Vegas circa Y2K. Originally a 10-song tape titled Dropouts In a Drug Haze, Black Gladiator opted for the perfect first side only of the original release to bring you three tracks of stone cold punk rock headache sandwiched between two slices of drum breaks and bent guitars slathered with methamphetamine psychosis. Electric Crush represents the sound of Black Gladiator before it even existed, and the label couldnt be happier they located him after all these years! Musical parallels to Muddy Waters classic late 60s fuzz guitar driven, break-beat ridden Electric Mud are plenty, so the label came up with a take on the elusive and bold black cover of "Mud." Limited edition of 300 copies." - Black Gladiator.

Artist: TUNNEL OF LOVE
Title: Rockin Rollin Bitches
Format: LP
Label: Black Gladiator
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
*"A reissue of the single greatest punk album of the 2000s, TUNNEL OF LOVEs Rockin Rollin Bitches. Two different labels have released this on compact disc, but this is the first time this album will ever be available on vinyl. Equal parts Guitar Wolf (the noise & fury),early Flamin Groovies (the pinnacle of trad rocknroll in a post55 world), and the Electric Eels & Slayer (for pure fucked-upedness and extreme Satanism), this fourteen-track LP clocks in at a modest 25 minutes, yet delivers more devastating music than most bands entire discographies. Tunnel of Love never practice, but every now and then they assemble in public, decked out in black and white striped tights and black capes, ripping apart punk clubs and leaving audiences stunned. This is truly the most bad-ass rocknroll band onearth. You can either get down or you can get out of their way."-Black Gladiator

Artist: SATANIC ROCKERS
Title: Fu Kung
Format: LP
Label: Black Greasy Basement
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
Debut LP from Melbourne Australias SATANIC ROCKERS. Features silk screened covers, A3 fold out poster and lyric sheet. "Debut LP from Melbourne Australias SATANIC ROCKERS, following up on their ridiculously great 7" on Quemada Records. I was a huge fan of that single, particularly the b-side, and had real high expectations for this long player after hearing the CDrs, and it rules even more than I thought it would. opening with “Magic Wandella" with the bands raw blues-on-drugs-from-hell (or someplace easily mistaken for Hell, like yer own lonely filthy bedroom) dirgey/dirty guitar sound, stoned and overdubbed vocals relating hatred for small towns full of douchebags (if my knowledge of the bands history is corre t thaen this song is about a gig they played and had to fend off a group of rabid jocks by throwing tour CDs at em) and barely-there percussion thats hardly keeping time as much as it seems to try to be playing along with the guitars and bass(?) whoa re barely playing together as it is. this is it man, the way rock music should sound in 2013, and if fucked up druggy shit like this aint yer thing thenn yourre probably some douche jock meathead anyway. “They dont like our music / To them its noise" too fuckin right. Not sure exactly what type of abuse led to this group of dudes making sounds like these but after spending an entire afternoon/evening in a boozy haze listening to this album on repeat i can say for certain it is the best thing of the year thus far and has little chance to budge from that position, not to mention the album art which is the best ever." - Stoned Out Of My Mind blog.
SOLD OUT

Artist: APT J(EXT)IE IRRCHIE
Title: Night Wearing Feathers / Sunshine Bus Rider
Format: LP
Label: Black Horizons
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"The A-side of this LP was originally released as a 3" CDR on the PsychForm Records label in 2006, the B-side is a new recording from 2012, both sides in the format of collaboration between JENNIE RICIHIE and IRR. APP (EXT). Wonderful surreal concrete assemblages. Rhythmic and spacey, and of course dada inspired weirdness. Cover art by MATT WALDRON. Packaged in a handmade euro-style top loading sleeve, in black metallic card stock with gold offset printing. Black with gold labels and black vinyl. Edition of 234." -Black Horizons.
SOLD OUT

Artist: MY CAT IS AN ALIEN/VALERIO COSI
Title: Stories From The Vacuum
Format: 7"
Label: Black Horizons
Country: UK
Price: $7.50
"A truly ethereal pairing from Italy. While MCIAA has already established a massive offering in all formats, this 7-inch is VALERIO COSOs first vinyl appearance proper. His side is dominated by free jazz sax loops and trance vocals, with moments of twinkling percussion and electronic euphoria. An amalgamation of improv styles pulled off in a way only Valerio can. On the flip is a beautiful example of the lush guitar ambiance, wordless vocals, and alien space toy sound effects that the OPALIO brothers are known for. Gold ink offset printing on metallic vellum, clear vinyl with gold ink on white pro-printed labels. Edition of 500." -Black Horizons.

Artist: OAKEATER/YELLOW SWANS
Title: Split
Format: LP
Label: Black Horizons
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"A rather appropriate unearthing takes place on this record, as YELLOW SWANS are posthumously paired up with Chicagos OAKEATER. First up is Yellow Swans, with a single side-long track that should please fans of their later, brighter more psychedelic sound as well as those of the more rigid, structured and even melodic sound found on their final LP. Masterfully mixing huge guitars, shards of mixer feedback and discreet loops. Oakeater on the flip side performs the funerary rights with three tracks that fall somewhere between a satanic ritual and a cosmic synth trip, with meditative vocals, throbbing synthesizers, and distant piano lines. On the label and art/design end this was a collaborative effort between Black Horizons and Dead Accents. Comes packaged in a custom euro-style sleeve, offset silver ink on black linen paper. Black vinyl with silver on black center labels in an edition of 500 copies." -Black Horizons

Artist: UTON
Title: Live in the Center of the World
Format: Cass
Label: Black Horizons
Country: US
Price: $8.00
"Double a-side tape, played in reverse on the B, this documents an Uton live show. More abrasive than recorded output. Acoustics, vocal mantras, and pulsating drone that leave you confused when it is all over with. Offset printed gold on platinum vellum, clear labels "touched by the golden hand" in an edition of 100 copies on hi-bias chrome tapes." - Black Horizons.

Artist: WARMTH/ROBE.
Title: Split
Format: 7"
Label: Black Horizons
Country: US
Price: $7.50
"Warmth offers a hollow, swaying and moody piece that is probably as heavy as he has ever gone, ending in subtle ringing. Guitar and trumpet bleak ambiance from Robe., would work perfect in a horror film. Offset printed silver on black linen paper sleeves, hand-cut into a cross shape, folded and sealed with a wax stamp in an edition of 300 copies on black vinyl." - Black Horizons.

Artist: UNDERGROUND FAILURE, THE
Title: Underground Failure
Format: CD
Label: Black Light
Country: Sweden
Price: $22.00
"Swedish underground counter-culture monster album from 1971, originally released as a private pressing of 150 copies, never sold at shops at the time. These bunch of freaks were clearly influenced by Dylan, early Velvet Underground and The Fugs, but they came with a sound of their own. Stoned/druggy atmosphere alternating from acoustic/acid-folk tracks to devastating, fuzzed-out ones like Green Ocelot, which was included at #38 in the recent Punk Before Punk top 50 list in Ugly Things magazine. Limited to 500 copies, with remastered sound in nice papersleeve mini-LP replica." -Black Light

Artist: BEAUSOLEIL, BOBBY
Title: Orb
Format: LP
Label: Black Moss
Country: Italy
Price: $22.00
"Originally released as private press limited cdr in 2001, Orb is now available for the first time on vinyl. Second full length after the classic Kenneth Angers Lucifer Rising cult soundtrack, Orb is a mystic and psychedelic rock opera influenced by Indian imagery. The perfect soundtrack to listen to while reading traditional epic Indian literature. Orb is a perfect fusion between ethereal synth, ethnic ritual percussions and the evolution of Lucifer Rising psych-progressive rock sound. Cover art (Odins Eye) by Bobby Beausoleil printed on heavy cardboard, innersleeve comes with an intense and deep autobiographical tale by Bobby himself about his life and his approach to the spiritual thought contained in the Vedic traditions, and his approach in Nada Yoga, the practice of using audible tones as the focus for inspiring and stimulating awareness of the true self, as in meditation. limited to 300 copies !" - Black Moss.

Artist: NOBLE, LEE
Title: Darker Half
Format: LP
Label: Black Moss
Country: Italy
Price: $16.00
"An album composed of four long ritualistic drone lullabies, “Darker Half” sounds like the music in the mind of a feverish 13 year-old kid who fell asleep with the TV on, transmitting horror movies and national geographic documentaries about remote tribal ceremonies. Dirty vintage blue cover print by an old 70’s Deutsch printing-press on havana matte paper. First Lee Noble album originally released on cassette on Bathetic Records in 2010." - Black Moss.

Artist: NAKA NAKA
Title: Mundo Harsh
Format: LP
Label: Black Opal
Country: UK
Price: $31.00
“Black Opal presents the debut LP from Jerónimo Jiménez, released under his alias Ñaka Ñaka. Mundo Harsh features somber, minimalist synth-scapes coalescing with scattering techno patterns into a mature dancefloor workout. References to classic 90s ambient techno can be heard throughout, though they take on a timelessness when refracted through Jiménezs gaseous clockwork structures. Tracks like "dioges" and "def def" throw light and shade in equal measure, with the mood oscillating between hopeful and desolate. The B-side runs stranger, breaking at the seams with rusting drones of "jAaz" and finding a final forceful kick with the evil pump of "vibrocalyx," a track made for the dankest floors. Harsh worlds for the individual to witness, a suitable soundtrack to the decay.” - Black Opal.

Artist: 2673/DOOMSDAY SLEEPOVER
Title: Split
Format: 7"
Label: Black Owl
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"limited to 500 copies on opaque green vinyl. 2673 show up with a side of high-end shrieks and speaker-shredding ambience. Doomsday Sleepover unleash some blasting black thrash full of nonstop aggression and destruction." - Black Owl.

Artist: GUERRA & PATRICK OBRIEN, ANTHONY
Title: Untitled
Format: LP
Label: Black Petal
Country: Japan
Price: $30.00
180-gram vinyl. "Two dogs meet in the street. Stop Stare Bark. A well bred stud and a half feral bitch. They circle sniffing each others arses. Pulse rates rise and fall in excitement. False starts galore. Bones bump. Dogs fart. A growl and a nip on the behind. What good could possibly come from such a meeting. Nobody knows. That is why we watch. Patrick OBrien from Mad Nanna, etc. Anthony Guerra from Love Chants, etc. Artwork by Joshua Burkett. 220 copies produced." - Black Petal.

Artist: KAWAGUCHI, MASAMI
Title: The Mad Guitar Sings
Format: LP
Label: Black Petal
Country: Australia
Price: $20.00
"The first solo studio recordings to ever be released by one of the greats of modern Japanese psychedelic rock, Masami Kawaguchi. Masami has been a member of some of the greatest Japanese psych bands of the last 15 years - Miminokoto, New Rock Syndicate, Los Doroncos (with Doronco of Les Rallizes Denudes), Aihiyo (with Keiji Haino), LSD March and Broomdusters. “the mad guitar sings” is a dark alone take on Masamis signature sound. Late night-early morning comedown blues and black luminescent storm-song feature in equal measure. Masamis voice is the true updating of the enka tradition: no rehash or nostalgia, just the bleak lonesome heart that runs through enkas core." - Little Big Chief.

Artist: MUKAI, CHIE & CHE CHEN
Title: 2.23.11
Format: LP
Label: Black Pollen Press
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
Edition of 166 in die-cut letterpress sleeves.

“Recorded live in Tokyo at Next Sunday on February 23, 2011.

Chie Mukai: er-hu, voice, percussion, piano, dance Che Chen: violin, voice, percussion, sine wave generators

"While Chie Mukai is pretty well known in Japan, elsewhere in the world she may need some introduction. Born in Osaka, Mukai spent a few formative years in art school workshops led by Taj Mahal Traveler, Takehisa Kosugi, before forming her own groups, Che-Shizu and Enkidu (with the Boredoms Seichi Yamamoto and French sound artist, Eric Cordier). She has also developed a deep and ongoing practice as a solo performer, mostly based around the kokyu (a bowed, two stringed fiddle used in the traditional music of Japan and China, where it is called the ‘er-hu). At one of Mukais performances, one is pretty much guaranteed to hear her shredding on the kokyu and unleashing a series of wordless groans and cries in a voice that is both deeply primordial and unmistakably hers, but she also has a proclivity for using anything and everything within reach. During this set in particular she used, in addition to her kokyu and voice, the house piano, the last bands drum kit, a large plastic bag containing bells, rattles, a recorder, a kalimba and various other toy percussion instruments (you can hear her dump the contents of this bag on stage midway through the second side), and a short wooden stool that happened to be on stage. If this were not enough, we can add to this laundry list the fact that Mukai is constantly in motion, and indeed often spends long intervals of a performance simply moving about in space without making any sound at all. At times graceful, at others childish or even autistic seeming, poise, grace and awkwardness mingle as freely as the disparate sounds from Mukais array of instruments and objects. While we are perhaps more accustomed to sensing sound as a kind of movement, Mukais silent gesticulations often achieve a reversal of this equation; they get us to sense movement as a kind of sound. The word “dance” seems only occasionally appropriate.

Flyers for the workshops Mukai has been leading since the late nineties invariably contain the dashed off slogan: “NO GENRE! NO TECHNIQUE! NO BORDER!” Watching Mukai perform is to see this attitude against specialization put into practice. Her aesthetic is one in which one is an improvisor first and an “instrumentalist” or a “dancer” or “poet” second (if at all?).

During our sound check, I asked her how her kokyu was tuned. She replied, in her labored but deliberate english “I never tune” and then, after a brief pause, “I always tune as I play.” Sure enough, during our set Mukai was constantly tuning on the fly, sometimes to get in tune with me and sometimes, it seemed, to get out of it. as frenetic as our set got at times, Mukai is the most sympathetic of listeners and probably the most adaptable musician I have ever played with. Its an adaptability made possible by a certain attitude towards space. This was our first occasion to play together and during sound check as we talked about how to approach our set, I sensed she was having trouble finding the right words to express a particular idea to me. Hours later, just a few moments before we were supposed to go on, she pulled me aside and said, “Dont think too much about together. We each go our own way, but at the same time.” My Japanese isnt as good as Mukais english, but at that moment I was relieved that I actually knew the right words for the situation. “Wakata,” I replied." - Che Chen.

Artist: TIETCHENS, ASMUS
Title: Fast ohne TItel, Korrosion
Format: CD
Label: Black Rose
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"Black Rose Recordings are proud to present the exceptional new album by Asmus Tietchens. Corrosion is a degradation mechanism. It is an insidious process often difficult to recognize until deterioration is well advanced. Are these new pieces a comment on the current state of noise music, serious music, or both? As a pioneer of electronic composition, his work spans over three decades and doesnt fit easily into any one category. Early recordings ranged from experiments with tape machines and electronic sound through to experimental pop. Later works were a more sculptural blend of abstract microelectronics, industrial sounds, and musique concrète. Never straightforward or obvious, always unpredictable and innovative, his groundbreaking music influences many working in todays experimental music scene. He has worked almost exclusively as a solo artist but recent releases have seen him collaborate with well-known and diverse artists such as Dieter Moebius (Cluster & Harmonia), Thomas Köner, and Richard Chartier." - Black Rose.

Artist: HEMPHILL, JULIUS
Title: Raw Materials and Residuals
Format: LP/CD
Label: Black Saint
Country: Italy
Price: $27.00
“One of the essential albums of 70s jazz. The music of the late great saxophonist and composer Julius Hemphill presents a strong combination of blues roots, free energy and bop complexity. Recorded in New York in 1977, Raw Materials and Residuals explodes with the tension generated between Hemphills unique reeds, Abdul Waduds deep pizzicato, and Don Moyes frantic drive. "One of the great titles in modern jazz chronology." -All Music Guide.

Artist: JARMAN/DON MOYE (FEAT. JOHNNY DYANI), JOSEPH
Title: Black Paladins
Format: LP/CD
Label: Black Saint
Country: Italy
Price: $27.00
“In December 1979, two Art Ensemble Of Chicagomembers -- Joseph Jarman and Don Moye, along with the great South African bassist Johnny Dyani -- gathered together under the name of Black Paladins. Inspired by the words of the great black poet Henry Dumas, the music traces a deep, dense sound path; from ancient Africa through the rural American South to the modern urban contrast. After almost 35 years,Black Paladins still resounds with grace and power in the history of great black music. Includes a CD copy of the album.” - Black Saint.

Artist: TOMS, THE
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Black Sheep
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
Reissue of the 1979 release. "Here we have one of the finest slabs of D.I.Y. pop bliss ever, friends. "The Toms" was the brainchild of one Tom Marolda, who wrote all the tunes, played all the instruments and sang all the songs, sounding for all the world like a looser, teenage version of Emitt Rhodes or a young, carefree cross between John Lennon and Paul McCartney.... one of those "pretty close to pop perfection" LPs.... and a rapid-fire succession of unforgettable hooks galore." - Shake Some Action: The Ultimate Guide to Power Pop.
SOLD OUT

Artist: ABATE, MAURIZIO
Title: A Way to Nowhere
Format: LP
Label: Black Sweat
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
"Maurizio Abate is a self-taught guitarist, active since the 2000s, with a distinctive approach to experimentation. Since 2006 he has done several recording sessions, released on some LPs under his own name and other collective groups, and has collaborated with David Vanzan and Virginia Genta (Jooklo), Makoto Kawabata (Acid Mothers Temple), Luca Massolin (Golden Cup), and many others. He is currently involved in the project Eternal Zio and plays live in the project BeMyDelay. This record aggregates many of his recent influences, from the meditative Krautism of Popol Vuh to an inalienable passion for blues guitar. Some of the tracks were sketches that he worked on, others were the result of long improvisations which were rearranged and mixed later. The record also features contributions from good friends such as Rella The Woodcutter, BeMyDelay and Alberto Boccardi, and features an excerpt from an interview with Aldous Huxley on "Towards the Outside."" - Black Sweat.

Artist: ABATE, MAURIZIO
Title: Loneliness, Desire and Revenge
Format: LP
Label: Black Sweat
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
"This acoustic guitar album is a big change for experimental musician Maurizio Abate. After many years of psychedelic albums combining improvisation with a creative recording process, he composed Loneliness, Desire and Revenge based on a more traditional method -- solo acoustic guitar. In the winter of 2014 he organized a series of Italian screenings of James Cullinghams 2013 documentary In Search of Blind Joe Death: The Saga of John Fahey, giving occasional solo guitar performances before screenings, and that occasion encouraged him to experience the guitar solo language. After playing these compositions at live shows, Maurizio decided to record the tracks in an almost definitive way, though the live interpretation of the songs is always mutating. He recorded alone in his house between Christmas 2014 and New Years Day 2015 on a reel-to-reel tape recorder, performing acoustic guitar and, in a couple of songs, electric guitar and harmonica. Loneliness, Desire and Revenge is an intimate and confidential album, evoking the musicians moods and emotions, and a document of Abates transition from improvisational electric sound to instrumental songwriting for acoustic fingerstyle guitar. Maurizio Abate is a self-taught guitarist active since the early 2000s with an instinctive approach to experimentation. Always looking for new forms of expression, he is committed to shaping the blues, folk, and psychedelic tradition in a personal and unique way. Driven by a strong fascination for stringed instruments, he has been involved in many recording sessions since 2006, releasing several LPs under his name or with other groups, and he has toured extensively in Italy and across Europe. Abate started performing live in 2006, playing electric guitar in styles ranging from free-from to noise and ambient. After various collaborations with improv-psychedelic ensembles (Eternal Zio, Neokarma Jooklo, Golden Cup, Rella the Woodcutter, BeMyDelay), he has developed a live performance based on a processed hurdy-gurdy, harmonica, and electronics through which he creates meditative, ritual desert soundscapes. Collaborations since then include the 2016 album Superficie with Alberto Boccardi and the 2015 album La pelle del fantasma with Giovanni Donadini (Canedicoda, Ottaven) as Arbre du Tenere (HOL 084LP)." - Black Sweat.

Artist: CHAINO AND HIS AFRICAN PERCUSSION SAFARI
Title: Jungle Echoes
Format: LP
Label: Black Sweat
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
"A young boy found and raised by American missionaries, the only survivor of a nonviolent African tribe whose members, entranced by ancient rhythms, had the ability to communicate with animals and run like cheetahs... Pulled away from this original enchanted world, he grew up among Westerners. He tried to adapt as much as he could but remained very much rooted in the land of his ancestors. Still haunted and nourished by his origins, he engraved the rhythms of his land into the grooves of an Omega Disk..." The year is 1959 and exotica music is in full swing. Beautiful women with banana belts and flower necklaces are gathering serious attention by seducing each and every average Joe dreaming of sunny holidays on exotic islands populated by colorful birds. Low-cost travel and mass tourism were on their way. Chaino and His African Percussion Safari were capable of playing for 17 hours straight -- seven percussion instruments at the same time. They recorded Jungle Echoes in a sublime delirium; its an absurd myth and an imaginary product of the past. A unbelievable record made of rhythms and shouts; a jungle, a furnace, a disturbing trip into the imaginary world of this unrivaled percussionist, this son of Africa -- regardless of the myth surrounding his real origin. A dangerously addictive and syncopated atomic bomb of a record. Reissued by Black Sweat Records with Moi JConnais." - Black Sweat.

Artist: DOUM & THE FARYDS, AL
Title: Cosmic Love
Format: LP
Label: Black Sweat
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
"Black Sweat Records presents an album from Milan-based psychedelic band Al Doum & The Faryds. Good vibrations and resonances are distributed along nine tracks, which explores worlds of peace. Jungles, abysses, distant stars -- every place can be the location for the expression of Cosmic Love, thanks to the usual blend of traditional and exotic instruments (sitar, balafon, rabab, djembe, conga, quena), including space effects and loving choirs. Recorded at El Guscio studio in Milan at the end of 2013. Limited edition of 400 vinyl copies." - Black Sweat.

Artist: DOUM & THE FARYDS, AL
Title: Positive Force
Format: LP
Label: Black Sweat
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
“The Positive Force LP is a collaboration between Black Sweat Records and Julia Dream Recordings, in an edition of 300 copies. The music is the result of combining psychedelic music (first of all, Krautrock) and ethnic sounds; also using ethnic instruments such as darbuka, mbira, Tibetan bells, rhaita, and sitar to create a good ear-trip. This is what has been written about them by Julian Cope: "This fucking righteously Out There declaration comes on like a lobotomized Xhol Caravan meets Shivas Tongue meets one of those low, low-grade reggae recording bands like Ras Michael & The Sons Of Negus, all jamming-ah on the 100° Fahrenheit obsidian-strewn plains of Southern Sardinia. Yes, its hot. Throughout these proceedings, therefore, mucho Arabian percussion is shaken and kicked, much soul-clapping is embarked upon, and several times repeated Middle Eastern flutensax themes of extreme unmemorability perk up then dwindle with an almightily stoned purposelessness. All quite exquisite. And although arid M. Karoli EBow occasionally flames up to provide a vast horizon of cosmick beauty, the Faryds main themes always remain so VU-crunchy and agricultural down at their What bottom end?, that even the off-kilter lipping of their sub-sub-Madness/Faust-style sax warbler appears sumptuous by discs end. A fuck of a journey, kiddies, you gots to hear these cosmic jokers on repeat in order best to witness the dissolving of your immediate world." - Black Sweat.

Artist: EMBRYO
Title: Message from Era Ora
Format: LP
Label: Black Sweat
Country: Italy
Price: $23.00
“One of the most original and innovative Krautrock bands, Embryo fused traditional ethnic music with their own jazzy space-rock style. Over their 40 year existence, during which Christian Burchard has been the only consistent member, the group has traveled the world, playing with hundreds of different musicians and releasing over 20 records. This is a never-before-released jams recorded live in 1976 in various locations. This is the only recording of their collaboration with the Italian jazz legend Massimo Urbani during a wild live performance in a church in Udine, Italy. If you freaked out on Jimmy Jacksons organ-playing on Steig aus, then Message from Era Ora is right up your alley. Dieter Miekautsch is heavy on his Fender Rhodes and Urbanis alto sax fits like a glove on this exuberant but relaxed fusion Kraut session. Christian Burchards drumming is as agile as ever, while Uve Muellrichs bass gallops alongside Roman Bunkas funky, psychedelic guitar. Message from Era Ora is much more than just another unearthed archival recording, its a rare occasion to actually feel the enthusiasm and joy that fuelled their jams back in 1976.” - Black Sweat.

"Its amazing to me that a recording from 1976 can sound so pummeling during a tom-tom rape while a lot of the records I spin from NOW dont carry the same gut-sucking punch. Beyond that, if you get inside these compositions and stay with them from top to bottom it becomes apparent there are wicked forces at work here, and nothing short of a tractor-beam pull is required to put jammy jazz-prog, drenched in Fender Rhodes, like this across. They nail it, and have fun doing it." - Tiny Mix Tapes.
SOLD OUT

Artist: EMMANUEL, J.D.
Title: Echoes from Ancient Caves
Format: LP
Label: Black Sweat
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
"Probably one of the most underestimate artists of electronic music from the early 80s, has been lately rediscovered. An expert modulator of electronic and natural sounds, with this work JD Emmanuel seems to recall and reflect extensively on the poetics of the cyclic and mantric sound investigated by other pioneers such as Terry Riley and La Monte Young. The microtonal patterns of the compositions are animated by dense and minimum pulses that amplify the hypnotic and meditative dimension and can be colored by Tibetan suggestions or guitar glissandi. Flows and reflections of sounds define abstract landscapes but remain always deeply reverent with nature and its micro-cosmic variations. In this way, Echoes from Ancient Caves is ideally connected to the previous experimentations of Rain Forest Music (1981) and Wizards (1982). 500 copies on black vinyl + a download link for the digital edition." - Black Sweat.

Artist: EMMANUEL, JD
Title: Electronic Minimal Music 1979-83
Format: Triple LP
Label: Black Sweat
Country: Italy
Price: $50.00
“The rediscovery of J D Emmanuel by critics and audience in the early 2010s and Emmanuels comeback to underground scene were crucial in reweaving the development of electronic music in the early 80s. This deluxe three-LP set casts new light on Emmanuels first activity of composing and performing electronic music in 1979-83, collecting experiments never before released on vinyl, some of which are previously unreleased in any form. Certainly seminal minimal works such as Four Organs (1970) and Violin Phase (1967) by Steve Reich and A Rainbow in Curved Air by Terry Riley (1969) -- as well as Cluster, Harmonia, and Peter Michael Hamels early-70s work -- had a decisive impact on Emmanuels debut. However, since his beginnings he has reshaped and reformulated his sources of inspiration with unparalleled maturity and accuracy of vision. His poetry is closely tied to the will to expand consciousness and explore altered states, but more than a cosmic traveler, he appears as a courier of soul and heart -- a self-described "student of the metaphysical nature of the Universe." Magician of an incredible variety of analog keyboards, Emmanuel conceives sound as dynamic translation of forces and organic, expanding flows of energy. The cyclicity of patterns and phrases refers to minimalist traditions, but his music has little in common with something purely mathematical; using an approach to improvisation colored by his interests in jazz and the temporal expansion of rock jams, he charges harmonic sections with an intimate spontaneity and freedom without boundaries. These 14 "vaporous drawings," presented with photos and writings, evoke a primordial state of grace in the listener, in parallel to Emmanuels contemporary ancestral work Wizards from 1982 (IMPREC 305CD). (This set contains two tracks that were initially included on the original Wizards release, but replaced by other tracks just before the final master.)” - Black Sweat.

Artist: FUTURO ANTICO
Title: Dai Primitivi All Elettronica
Format: LP
Label: Black Sweat
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
"An outstanding raga-like drone LP with a distinctive cosmic vibe, Futuro Antico was a short-lived collaboration between the two Italians Walter Maioli (Aktuala), Riccardo Sinigaglia and Gabin Dabiré (from Burkina Faso). The synthesis between ancient, ethnic and analog electronic music is just perfect, the minimalist repetition with slight changes lends associations to slow growth; cyclic repetition gives the listener an opportunity to discover the sounds, to meditate, to go into the music, join the same journey through ancient, primitive cultures and modern electronic soundscapes. Originally released in 1980, the sound is completely analog and warm. This limited to 300 copies reissue maintains the original tape artwork, with info and photos." - Black Sweat.

Artist: FUTURO ANTICO
Title: Dai Primitivi All Elettronica
Format: CD
Label: Black Sweat
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"Black Sweat Records presents the CD version of Dai Primitivi All Elettronica, Futuro Anticos 1980 second album, which Black Sweat reissued on vinyl in 2014 (BS 009LP). An outstanding raga-like drone album with a distinctive cosmic vibe, Dai Primitivi All Elettronica is the second release by the short-lived collaboration between two Italian musicians, Walter Maioli (Aktuala) and Riccardo Sinigaglia, with Gabin Dabire (from Burkina Faso). The synthesis between ancient, ethnic, and analog electronic music is just perfect. The minimalist repetition with slight changes recalls slow growth, and the cycles afford an opportunity to discover the sounds, to meditate, to go into the music, to join the same journey through both ancient, primitive cultures and modern electronic soundscapes. The sound is completely analog and warm. This reissue maintains the original tape artwork and includes info and photos." - Black Sweat.

Artist: FUTURO ANTICO
Title: Isole Del Suono
Format: LP
Label: Black Sweat
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
"Black Sweat Records present Isole Del Suono, unreleased high quality recordings of the Italian experimental trio, Futuro Antico. The sound experience its a mysterious synergy between the elements of nature, a magical encounter between different souls but with elective affinity. Maiolis ancient and ethnic wind instruments are the breath of the air, Sinigaglias electronic spirit produces liquid sequences of the water, while Dabirés African percussions materialize the voice and rhythms of the earth. The result is a total creative fire, a foamed core of perceptions and multiple sensory universes of distant memory. The dialogue between archaic and futuristic already investigated in 1990s historic Dai Primitivi All Elettronica (BS 009CD/LP) sees another bright episode in this unreleased live music, recorded on tapes directly by the mixing console - a product of the memorable performance held in Bologna at the festival Isole Del Suono on July, 17th 1980. The secret harmony between sounds is complete but at the same time brings out the expressive specificity of the three individual personality: the subtlety of reiterate sonic textures, waterfalls of minimalist piano, Sufi atmospheres supported by sequence of organs that reinterpret the frequencies of harmoniums lost, the solemn gait of an African balafon absorbed in electronic vortices endless. These are some of the coordinates of a musical and cultural poetics that continue a search for the source of formal purity and multiplicity of stimuli." - Black Sweat.

Artist: FUTURO ANTICO
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Black Sweat
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
“For the first time on vinyl, Black Sweat Records presents this obscure gem from the Italian project Futuro Antico, released only on tape in 1980. This record contains a hypnotic session from members Walter Maioli (Aktuala) and Riccardo Sinigaglia. Warm analog sounds, and a perfect mix of drone synth and ancient flutes make you feel like youre flying on a spaceship towards exotic locales. If this record reminds you of the incredibly astonishing live Köln jam between Terry Riley and Don Cherry, the comparison fits. In a limited edition of 300 copies, this reissue features the original tape artwork with info and photos inside.” - Black Sweat.

Artist: FUTURO ANTICO
Title: s/t
Format: CD
Label: Black Sweat
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"Black Sweat Records presents the CD version of Futuro Anticos 1980 debut self-titled album, which Black Sweat reissued on vinyl in 2014 (BS 010LP). A hypnotic session from Italian collaborators Walter Maioli (Aktuala) and Riccardo Sinigaglia, the album is the perfect mix of drone synth and ancient flutes, with a distinct analog warmth. The sound even recalls the astonishing 1975 jams of Terry Riley and Don Cherry in Cologne. This reissue maintains the original tape artwork and includes info and photos." - Black Sweat.

Artist: GRUPPO AFRO MEDITERRANEO
Title: 1972 Blues Jazz Session
Format: LP
Label: Black Sweat
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
"Unreleased recordings of future members of Aktuala and I.P. Son Group. The history goes back in the alternative Milan of the early 70s, to the flavor of the first jam-blues of that era where musicians from different parts of the world (India, Africa or South-America), and of disparate backgrounds and cultures, gathered together to experiment just with an authentic sense. These four tracks seem to retrace the path of that spirit with which great pioneers, such as John Mayall and Alexis Corner, the essence of the Afro-American music masters ferried from overseas. On 1972 Blues Jazz Session, the devotion to the blues roots remains strong but an aerial and wandering component, colored as if by a magic of exotic and spiritual accents, leaks into the compositions. Hypnotic patterns of guitars flowing almost like slowed raga-grooves, free-jazz horns blowing winds of the ancient seas of the south, while voices and percussions span distant Latin or African horizons. Gruppo Afro Mediterraneo throws its eye on a cultural dimension more extensive and composite and therefore constitutes a fundamental historical document for a crucial period of Italian underground." - Black Sweat.

Artist: HOFFMAN, S.J. & H. RAVEL & LES BAXTER
Title: First Electronic Chillout Music
Format: LP
Label: Black Sweat
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
“This LP contains Music Out of the Moon and Perfume Set to Music, containing some of the first electronic chillout music ever composed, originally released in 1947 and 1948 on 10" 78 RPM. An unusual mix of different styles and music represented by the three men who contributed to the album: Dr. Samuel J. Hoffman played Theremin for several sci-fi and horror movies during the 40s and the 50s -- masterpieces such as Spellbound and The Day the Earth Stood Still. Les Baxter "The Father of Exotica" and his dreams of Pacific and Oriental islands can also be found here -- musical impressions of tropical fantasies. Harry Ravel is also featured, a talented English composer of musical theater and soundtracks for Hollywood movies. These two records were unique collaborations between three disparate talents, who envisioned a world of sound inspired by science fiction, perfumes, and meditative moments. Without them, the Theremin could perhaps never have been considered in a pop context, and projects as disparate as "Good Vibrations" and Silver Apples might never have happened. The influence of this music is clear in the multiform artist Sun Ra, who covered the song "Possession" on his second LP Jazz by Sun Ra. Digitally remastered and limited.” - Black Sweat.

Artist: I.P. SON GROUP
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Black Sweat
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
"Black Sweat Records present a reissue of I.P. Son Groups self-titled album, originally released in 1975. Released in 1975, during the mature stage of the Italian underground scene, this only album from the Milanese band led by guitarist Marco Rossi comes off as an experiment rather atypical of that period; The typical jazz sound of that period being exemplified by formations such as Perigeo, Napoli Centrale, Agora, or Arti e Mestieri. I.P. Son Group provide improvisations on suggestions of extra-European ethnic flavor, enhanced by the masterful rhythmic section (without drums) curated by the African percussionists Nick Eyok and Mohammed El Targhi. The result is a complex work, full of nuances, in which the spirit of the free-jam excels on the synthesis of influences and visions. Refined guitar riffs revealing strong blues roots blend with the elements and moods of the most markedly spiritual and exotic free-jazz (Pharoah Sanders, Alice Coltrane or Archie Shepp). Winds are perfumed of the Middle East flow as distant echoes with ideas of tribal rhythms that draw both from the rhythms of the northern Sahara as well as more Afro-beat rituals of Yoruba ancestry. In the background, the poetic persistence of intercultural exchange that approaches the I.P. Son Group is paralleled by projects such as Aktuala, Arica or John Berberian. This reissued edition is enriched with an amazing photo booklet by Aldo Bonasia." - Black Sweat.

Artist: KALMA, ARIEL
Title: Interfrequence
Format: LP
Label: Black Sweat
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
"After the 1978 exploits of Osmose, Ariel Kalma returned to the studio in 1980 to create the space-ambient library record Interfrequence, reissued here for the first time. In a continuation of Kalmas personal research into the combination of electronic machines with natural sounds and acoustic instrumentation, the French musician plays the master of ceremonies with his synths, but he diverges from the symphonic, galactic suites composed by other standard-bearers like Richard Pinhas and Klaus Schulze. One finds 18 short sound-pictures (a few of them in collaboration with M. Saclays) that emanate an unparalleled variety of ideas and ethno-cultural influences. Kalmas distinctive compositional style always returns in a crescendo of ecstatic emotions reflecting on the hidden and secret aspects of the micro- and macro-cosmos. If in Osmose the sampling from the mother Gaia was more explicit, here nature is investigated not only in terms of pure tones, but also in the dynamics of flows and movements dictated by the frequency of Moogs and organs. Complete with embellishments of hyper-space flutes, trumpets, and clarinets, Interfrequence is yet another chapter in Kalmas personal saga of sound imagery discovery." - Black Sweat.

Artist: KALMA, ARIEL
Title: Musique Pour le Reve et lAmour
Format: Double LP
Label: Black Sweat
Country: Italy
Price: $39.00
"Before appearing in his works as a musician, Ariel Kalma seems to reveal himself as a philosopher; a solitary explorer of higher and deeper consciousness. Influenced by his relationship with Indian classical music, he transfigures the acoustic-ecstatic dimension typical of the tanpura raga by modulating synths and horns. The work reissued here originally appeared on two different cassettes in 1981 and 1982, but is ideally one unique project. With Musique Pour le Rêve et lAmour, Kalma infinitely expands the reverberations of the flute, multiplying the nuances with phasing organ loops that recall the beginnings of Terry Riley. The second part, Music for Dream and Love, is structured like a oceanic carpet of aquatic, airy, reflective sounds; an unlimited shore from which there seem to emerge voices of celestial entities." - Black Sweat.

Artist: KALMA, ARIEL
Title: Open Like a Flute
Format: Double LP
Label: Black Sweat
Country: Italy
Price: $37.00
“Originally composed between 1981 and 1984 and initially appeared only on tape in two different editions, the proposed material from Ariel Kalmafor this work confirms his pantheistic vision of the ethnic sound that had already emerged in 1978 with the masterpiece Osmose (BS 007LP). The deep consciousness of the compositional techniques of Indian ragas is mixed here with embroidered electronic textures on which flute and sax explore the most secret archetypal elements of nature. In this way Kalma offers to the listener a personal idea of sacred music with luminous and oneiric tones but always dialoguing with a higher cosmic conception of things. With a clever use of effects, harmonium, delays and exotic percussions, Kalma becomes the creator of soundscapes from the endless myriad shades. Such a fusion of Western avant-garde and eastern tradition approaches other big names of the international panorama such as Popol Vuh, Angus MacLise or László Hortobágyi. The master comes from the original 1/4 analog tape from the 80s. Limited edition of 300 copies in a gatefold cover with info.” - Black Sweat.

Artist: KALMA, ARIEL
Title: Osmose
Format: LP
Label: Black Sweat
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
"Born and raised in Paris, Ariel Kalma studied electronics, computer science, music and art in Paris, performed with several bands, then toured the world and visited Europe, Japan, India, Eastern Canada, and parts of the USA. Apart from rhythm & blues, pop and jazz, he acquired assorted experiences in Middle Age French, electro-acoustic, and modal music. All the travels broadened Ariels musical horizons tremendously; listening to and playing with different styles, people, and instruments, intricate scales, techniques, timing and rhythms. After learning circular breathing from a snake charmer in India, Ariel practiced it on soprano sax (for many sleepless nights) in the basement of a cathedral in New York, when he was not playing upstairs on the large harmonium. Returning to France in late 76, Ariel could include those endless notes into his own long-delay-effect system with which he toured, playing solo concerts. Ariel contributed to the birth of (then) new music genres: minimalist, space, ambient, new age, and electronic. In 1977, Paris, Ariel Kalma was preparing an album of new music. Through an INA connection, Ariel was recommended to Richard Tinti, who had just come back from Borneo (Papua New Guinea) with hours of rainforest ambiences in high quality recordings (on a Nagra recorder). To their amazement, birds and keyboards, flutes and crickets, saxophones and frogs, war drums and (very vintage) drum machines had much in common in terms of pitch, rhythms, effects (i.e. crickets and fast flanged synthesizer). Ariel decided to blend his new compositions with the rainforest atmosphere, and thus Osmose was created. Limited edition of 400.” - Black Sweat.
SOLD OUT

Artist: KUREK, PIOTR
Title: Edena
Format: LP
Label: Black Sweat
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
“2015 repress. Released on tape by the Polish label Sangoplasmo, Edena is the amazing record by Polands Piotr Kurek. As a composer and multi-instrumentalist with a penchant for vintage sound equipment, as well as the practical sense to know where their limitations are, his musical compositions -- part melodic narrative, part sound collage -- distill a sense of nostalgia into a romance for the present. Using a Moebius comic he had never seen (Le Monde dEdena) and an instrument he would never have (a Mellotron) as a conceptual starting point, the Warsaw-based, Polish artist presents Edena. A hypnotic, circular motion pervades all of Edena; a cyclic life-force that gives the impression of forward motion, while really folding back on itself, reflected by the infinity symbol of the cassette cover. The record is full of warm analog synth sounds and strange voices, like Roberto Cacciapaglias "6 Note in Logica," and shares connections with the minimalistic music and 60s experimentalism of Steve Reich, Philip Glass and the hyper-energetic electronic nirvana of Terry Rileys 1967 masterpiece A Rainbow in Curved Air.” - Black Sweat.

”Characteristically for Kurek, the sounds here are rich and whimsical, going for the kaleidoscopic, happy-go-lucky electronica with a penchant for some masterful sample collages. Like the cut-up female voices and brilliantly sparse xylophone workouts on Tonal Colors, effortlessly gliding through a Technicolor rainbow of retro psychedelia ... Piotr Kurek proves once again that hes one of the masters of Polish trippertronic scene, constantly one-upping himself into new levels." --Weed Temple

Artist: LIGUORI, GAETANO COLLECTIVE ORCHESTRA
Title: s/t
Format: CD
Label: Black Sweat
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"Black Sweat Records present a reissue of Gaetano Liguori Collective Orchestras self-titled album, originally released in 1976. The Collective Orchestra was a visionary, short-living creative music collective led by Gaetano Liguori, a main protagonist of Italian free jazz since the early 70s. It was an important attempt to put together young musicians from the two main towns in Italy, and its respective leading figures, Milan and Rome. Previous attempts to set up anything similar were, in fact, either frustrated by rivalries between the various personalities or were destined to be one-off events. Liguoris vision is simply wonderful here - even bolder and more expressive than on his previous works for PDU - and the energy which he summons and transmits throughout is extraordinary. The near-telepathic interplay of the core set of Gaetano Liguori on piano, Roberto Bellatalla on double bass, Filippo Monico on drums, Guido Mazzon on trumpet, and young musicians Edoardo Ricci, Giancarlo Maurino and Massimo Urbani on soprano and alto saxophones, is given a richly expanded sound palette by the addition of Danilo Terenzi on trombone, Roberto Del Piano on Fender bass and Sandro Cesaroni on flute. Theres something really magical about the reciprocity that occurs when he plays these exceptional improvisers and the album still possesses a "sense of the new" feel that is as gripping as anything recorded by Italian ensembles around the same time. The sound is strong and freely exploratory, at a level thats completely fresh and very striking, and is handled here with a wonderful balance between playful arrangements and fierce improvisations. Filled with power and imagination and originally released in 1976 on PDU." - Black Sweat.

Artist: LIGUORI, GAETANO COLLECTIVE ORCHESTRA
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Black Sweat
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
"Black Sweat Records present a reissue of Gaetano Liguori Collective Orchestras self-titled album, originally released in 1976. The Collective Orchestra was a visionary, short-living creative music collective led by Gaetano Liguori, a main protagonist of Italian free jazz since the early 70s. It was an important attempt to put together young musicians from the two main towns in Italy, and its respective leading figures, Milan and Rome. Previous attempts to set up anything similar were, in fact, either frustrated by rivalries between the various personalities or were destined to be one-off events. Liguoris vision is simply wonderful here - even bolder and more expressive than on his previous works for PDU - and the energy which he summons and transmits throughout is extraordinary. The near-telepathic interplay of the core set of Gaetano Liguori on piano, Roberto Bellatalla on double bass, Filippo Monico on drums, Guido Mazzon on trumpet, and young musicians Edoardo Ricci, Giancarlo Maurino and Massimo Urbani on soprano and alto saxophones, is given a richly expanded sound palette by the addition of Danilo Terenzi on trombone, Roberto Del Piano on Fender bass and Sandro Cesaroni on flute. Theres something really magical about the reciprocity that occurs when he plays these exceptional improvisers and the album still possesses a "sense of the new" feel that is as gripping as anything recorded by Italian ensembles around the same time. The sound is strong and freely exploratory, at a level thats completely fresh and very striking, and is handled here with a wonderful balance between playful arrangements and fierce improvisations. Filled with power and imagination and originally released in 1976 on PDU." - Black Sweat.

Artist: M. ZALLA (PIERO UMILIANI)
Title: Problemi dOggi
Format: LP
Label: Black Sweat
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
Repressed. "Italian maestro Piero Umiliani, during his period of fascination with psychedelic and electronic atmospheres, composed a good number of musical portraits dedicated, as this title reveals, to the problems of his time. In the early 70s, Italians were worried about the mafia, terrorism, and social conflicts; and one can sense that the music represents these anxieties in its experimental nature. Dark, disturbing, and unique in the long and extremely productive career of Piero Umiliani. And if, in 2015, titles like "Mondo in Crisi," "Problemi Sociali," "Azione Sindacale," and "Mafia Oggi" sound sadly relevant, its even more surprising to find that the music of Problemi dOggi (Problems of Today) still sounds alien and unique. The record, released under Umilianis M. Zalla alias in 1973, presents various styles, from Pink Floyd atmospheres (or The Braens Machine, if you prefer...) to compositions characterized by a great use of drum machines and Moog synthesizers. One listen to the beginning of the opening track "Produzione" justifies the words of Sean Canty (Demdike Stare), citing the music as the first techno/trance track in history. But between the grooves of this record, reissued here for the first time, its easy to find moments that many other artist and musicians -- from The Residents to Aphex Twin and Four Tet -- may have caught during their careers." - Black Sweat.

Artist: M. ZALLA AKA PIERO UMILIANI
Title: Mondo Inquieto
Format: LP
Label: Black Sweat
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
"Maestro Piero Umiliani returns in the alter ego guise of M. Zalla for the 1974 compositional library piece Mondo Inquieto (Restless World) via his far reaching, experimentalist imprint Sound Work Shop. Ambient tensions are represented via a dramatic cross fertilization of orchestral strings, layered synths and primeval percussion with the Maestro on moody, reflective compositional duties. Stand out cut "Strategia" ("Strategy") harnesses the dopest Wu Tang beats alongside swathes of high end electro blankets and is a sample classic aching to be reworked into further outer cosmos soundscapes. Black Sweat has again transferred the elements of this little known Umiliani microcosm into a respectful reissue via an integration of the stark, haunting sleeve design, laquer cutting from the original master tapes and Umilianis autograph notes on the project." - Black Sweat.

Artist: METABOLISMUS UND FIFTY-FIFTY
Title: A Square Inside a Circle Inside...
Format: LP
Label: Black Sweat
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
"This LP is a documentation of the very first meeting of Stuttgart-based minimalist jazz duo Fifty-Fifty and Swabian sound exploration society Metabolismus. All players draw from decades of experience with different forms of improvisation, using instrumental and electronic sounds known and unknown to spontaneously create an aural environment of complex simplicity. A wide spectrum of group mind expressions can be heard, from the purely abstract to moments of calm reflection. The title is a meditation on the idea of the impossible, beautifully represented by these words from Alexander Pope: "Mad Mathesis alone was unconfined, Too mad for mere material chains to bind, Now to pure space lifts her ecstatic stare, Now, running round the circle, finds it square."
The session was recorded during one afternoon in the summer of 2012 at Sumsilobatem Sound Studio on magnetic tape; any technical imperfections due to the spontaneous nature of the situation were kept in as part of the document. No digital technology was used in the making of this album. Cover art is hand-silkscreened; originally designed by Estuardo Maldonando. "Metabolic music saves you from a life of grey." --KF

Artist: MOGGI AKA PIERO UMILIANI
Title: Tensione
Format: LP
Label: Black Sweat
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
"The incomparable Piero Umiliani (under his mysterious Moggi moniker) weighs in with another AWOL library gem of 1979. The Italian maestro goes resolutely left field and off track with an intra-personal exploration of the disturbed inner psyche within the human condition. Distressed electro beacons are unleashed as de-tuned predatory Carpenter-esque synth patterns come to the fore (check "Clavinet Suspence: for primal audio blastings to a lost unnamed 80s slasher movie). With the electric eighties buzzing on the horizon, Umiliani was quick to capitalize on this cultural shift, utilizing his Moog synthesizers to tap in to changing musical zeitgeists via cost cutting experimentations for TV, adverts and documentaries. Followers of the esoteric and strange can finally dig in here with this lavishly created reissue featuring original artwork, master tape laquer cutting and Umilianis autograph notes on the project." - Black Sweat.

Artist: PICCINELLI, PIT, FRED GALES, WALTER MAIOLI
Title: Amazonia 6891: Sounds From Jungle, Natural Objects, Echo And Electronic Waves
Format: CD
Label: Black Sweat
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"Black Sweat Records present a reissue of Amazonia 6891: Sounds From Jungle, Natural Objects, Echo And Electronic Waves, originally released on cassette in 1986. The idea to evoke a deep journey in the Amazon rainforest has affected various musicians in the history of popular and experimental music, but compared to other works, this rare Amazonia 6891, released only on cassette in 1986, appears as totally original and extreme in his conception. Here, the interest in ethnomusicology of the expert Walter Maioli (part of Aktuala and Futuro Antico) is linked to a precise and comprehensive ecological, botanical, ethological and ethnographic perspective. In fact, starting from the sound recording of the ethnographer Pit Piccinellis collection of natural objects, the collected material for this work is re-elaborate in different times by the anthropologist and electronic pioneer Fred Gales and by Maioli himself. The result of this multi-disciplinary approach is a long, concrete poem of plant organisms, field recordings of verses and calls of tropical animals, futuristically mixed with electronic sounds, similar to the great experimental trials of Futuro Antico and Ariel Kalmas 1978 album, Osmose (BS 007LP). Listening to this imaginative collage is like looking into a precious cabinet of antiquities and curiosity, whose wonders of multi-colored cellular fragments are shaped in the synthesis of a single universal sound matter. The merger between the wild jungle, the mysterious voices of the aboriginals and the oscillation of the electronic waves, creates a spasmodic tension between amazing and heavenly moments, leaking obscure paths and alien sequences. Amazonia 6891 is a magic trip into the unknown wild, into abyss of creation of kaleidoscopic floras and faunas, simply a proposal for a synesthetic experience and multi-sensory." - Black Sweat.

Artist: PICCINELLI, PIT, FRED GALES, WALTER MAIOLI
Title: Amazonia 6891: Sounds From Jungle, Natural Objects, Echo And Electronic Waves
Format: Double LP
Label: Black Sweat
Country: Italy
Price: $42.00
"Black Sweat Records present a reissue of Amazonia 6891: Sounds From Jungle, Natural Objects, Echo And Electronic Waves, originally released on cassette in 1986. The idea to evoke a deep journey in the Amazon rainforest has affected various musicians in the history of popular and experimental music, but compared to other works, this rare Amazonia 6891, released only on cassette in 1986, appears as totally original and extreme in his conception. Here, the interest in ethnomusicology of the expert Walter Maioli (part of Aktuala and Futuro Antico) is linked to a precise and comprehensive ecological, botanical, ethological and ethnographic perspective. In fact, starting from the sound recording of the ethnographer Pit Piccinellis collection of natural objects, the collected material for this work is re-elaborate in different times by the anthropologist and electronic pioneer Fred Gales and by Maioli himself. The result of this multi-disciplinary approach is a long, concrete poem of plant organisms, field recordings of verses and calls of tropical animals, futuristically mixed with electronic sounds, similar to the great experimental trials of Futuro Antico and Ariel Kalmas 1978 album, Osmose (BS 007LP). Listening to this imaginative collage is like looking into a precious cabinet of antiquities and curiosity, whose wonders of multi-colored cellular fragments are shaped in the synthesis of a single universal sound matter. The merger between the wild jungle, the mysterious voices of the aboriginals and the oscillation of the electronic waves, creates a spasmodic tension between amazing and heavenly moments, leaking obscure paths and alien sequences. Amazonia 6891 is a magic trip into the unknown wild, into abyss of creation of kaleidoscopic floras and faunas, simply a proposal for a synesthetic experience and multi-sensory." - Black Sweat.

Artist: PICCINELLI, PIT, FRED GALES, WALTER MAIOLI
Title: Amazonia 6891: Sounds From Jungle, Natural Objects, Echo And Electronic Waves
Format: CD
Label: Black Sweat
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"Black Sweat Records present a reissue of Amazonia 6891: Sounds From Jungle, Natural Objects, Echo And Electronic Waves, originally released on cassette in 1986. The idea to evoke a deep journey in the Amazon rainforest has affected various musicians in the history of popular and experimental music, but compared to other works, this rare Amazonia 6891, released only on cassette in 1986, appears as totally original and extreme in his conception. Here, the interest in ethnomusicology of the expert Walter Maioli (part of Aktuala and Futuro Antico) is linked to a precise and comprehensive ecological, botanical, ethological and ethnographic perspective. In fact, starting from the sound recording of the ethnographer Pit Piccinellis collection of natural objects, the collected material for this work is re-elaborate in different times by the anthropologist and electronic pioneer Fred Gales and by Maioli himself. The result of this multi-disciplinary approach is a long, concrete poem of plant organisms, field recordings of verses and calls of tropical animals, futuristically mixed with electronic sounds, similar to the great experimental trials of Futuro Antico and Ariel Kalmas 1978 album, Osmose (BS 007LP). Listening to this imaginative collage is like looking into a precious cabinet of antiquities and curiosity, whose wonders of multi-colored cellular fragments are shaped in the synthesis of a single universal sound matter. The merger between the wild jungle, the mysterious voices of the aboriginals and the oscillation of the electronic waves, creates a spasmodic tension between amazing and heavenly moments, leaking obscure paths and alien sequences. Amazonia 6891 is a magic trip into the unknown wild, into abyss of creation of kaleidoscopic floras and faunas, simply a proposal for a synesthetic experience and multi-sensory." - Black Sweat.
SOLD OUT

Artist: ROBERTSON, DON
Title: Celestial Ascent
Format: LP
Label: Black Sweat
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
"If his 1969 debut album, Dawn, offered a magical ethnic sound from an 80-string guitar-zither, American multi-instrumentalist Don Robertsons 1980 follow-up, Celestial Ascent, uses the Austro-Germanic instrument as a viaticum for a timeless journey into the depths of the soul and psyche. The album was originally released as a cassette, and this is its first reissue since then. Traditionally designed to accompany the singing of psalms in religious communities, here the zither is the perfect way to explore the power and the formal purity of the natural pentatonic scales of eastern derivation, investigated by Robertson in New York City at the end of the 60s. According to the same respect for the cosmic rhythms also found in Indian ragas, the album is divided into two parts: the first side ("Oracle of Love") is the music of the day, while the second ("Isis Unveiled") is the sound of the night. "Music for Elevation and Transformation" with an extraordinarily peaceful effect and a holistic and transcendent approach that aligns it with other investigations of the sacred sound, like those of Stephan Micus, Paul Horn, or Deuter." - Black Sweat.

Artist: SIEGEL, WAYNE
Title: Autumn Resonance/Domino Figures
Format: LP
Label: Black Sweat
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
"Black Sweat Records present a reissue of Wayne Siegels Autumn Resonance/Domino Figures, originally released in 1983. A little-known, but extremely beautiful, post-minimalism album composed by Wayne Siegel when he was mid-twenties. Having moved to Denmark between 1979 and 1980, Siegel began to investigate the possibilities of a very personal language, contributing to the kaleidoscope of post-minimalism. These works are constructed around a relentless musical process that consists of delaying and repeating every element in a certain measure, without intentional alteration. Siegel called this process "Canon Technique", letting it become over time his obsession. Black Sweat Records proposes the awaited reissue of Siegels LP. Compared to the original 1983s release by Danish label Paula, this release includes authentic pictures from the performance of "Domino Figures", as to present the visual results of Siegels works as part of his contribution to contemporary arts. Also included are liner notes that echo the current value of Siegels experimental approach to sound. "Autumn Resonance" is a fast canon in which musical figures move quickly around the concert hall; measuring distances, Siegel emphasizes the interrelation of the individual piano, the acoustic of the concert hall and his mood as parts of an organic work. "Domino Figures", for 10-100 guitars, is a sound work that embodies the shape of a semicircle. The performers sit in a semicircle, performing a kind of slow chain reaction, where a choral texture is produced and evolves slowly. Widely renowned in its large number of declinations, it is presented here in a 42 guitars version, dedicated to the Danish guitarist Erling Møldrup." - Black Sweat.

Artist: SIEGEL, WAYNE
Title: Early Works
Format: CD
Label: Black Sweat
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"Black Sweat present a selection of the most radical, impressive works composed by Wayne Siegel when he was mid-twenties. Having moved to Denmark between 1979 and 1980, Siegel began to investigate the possibilities of a very personal language, contributing to the kaleidoscope of post-minimalism. These Early Works are constructed around a relentless musical process that consists of delaying and repeating every element in a certain measure, without intentional alteration. Siegel called this process "Canon Technique", letting it become over time his obsession. This CD includes contents from the original 1983 album Autumn Resonance/Domino Figures (BS 029LP) originally released by the Danish label Paula, along with the unedited pieces "Voices Recurrent" and "Music For 21 Clarinets". "Autumn Resonance" is a fast canon in which musical figures move quickly around the concert hall; measuring distances, Siegel emphasizes the interrelation of the individual piano, the acoustic of the concert hall and his mood as parts of an organic work. "Domino Figures", for 10-100 guitars, is a sound work that embodies the shape of a semicircle. The performers sit in a semicircle, performing a kind of slow chain reaction, where a choral texture is produced and evolves slowly. Widely renowned in its large number of declinations, it is presented here in a 42 guitars version, dedicated to the Danish guitarist Erling Møldrup. "Voices Recurrent" is performed by the solo cellist Morten Zeuthen, member of the legendary Contra Quartet. In "Music For 21 Clarinets", considered as sister work of "Domino Figures", Hans Christian Bræin, plays all 21 parts. Wayne Siegels early works can definitely be perceived as art installations, part of a transformation in music as drastic as open. Included liner notes echo the current value of Siegels experimental approach to sound." - Black Sweat.

Artist: UMILIANI, PIERO
Title: Genti e Paesi del Mondo
Format: LP
Label: Black Sweat
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
"The mid 70s presented mature, fertile grounding for maestro Piero Uimilianis Sound Workshop Studio, exploring side ways explorations in to gravitational soundscapes and beyond. Released in 1975 via his prolific Omicron imprint, Genti e Paesi Del Mondo (Peoples and Countries of the World) is a return to the ethnic flavors so beloved of Umilianis zeitgeist. Umiliani turns anti-clockwise, launching a left field mental audio pad to uncharted territories. On Genti e Paesi Del Mondo sparse, eerie electronic confections spar in unison alongside moody transgressional vibes. Umilianis mysterious pathways unlock a trinket box echoing the Germanic stylings of Wolperaths Plank Studio and Herzog-era Popol Vuh. This loving reissue recreates the original artwork, master tape laquer cutting and Umilianis autograph notes on the project." - Black Sweat.

Artist: ZEIT
Title: Il Cerchio Degli Antichi Colori
Format: LP + 7"
Label: Black Sweat
Country: Italy
Price: $33.00
"Black Sweat Records present a reissue of Zeits second album Il Cerchio Degli Antichi Colori, originally released in 1981. With Il Cerchio Degli Antichi Colori, Zeit re-propose their own vision of a new cultural multi-geographical mosaic without boundaries. The sound confirms the inspired and eclectic vein of previous work, suggesting a greater conviction and maturity of intent. The arrangements tend to dilate more alchemical and hypnotic sequences, while the range of inspirations (Balkan music, Greek, Turkish, Persian, African, etc.) and the poly-instrumentalism is more precious and varied. Decisively more experimental compositions such as "Gli Antichi Colori", "Nuovo Orizzonte", or "Kalimba", are indicative of an unparalleled executive expertise that flows into meditative and introspective delights by resonances now more obscure or solar. The compresence of popular European and Middle-East atmospheres act as a strong reminder to the world of dance, suggesting once again the charm of the meeting between East and West, in view of brotherhood and solidarity among peoples. So, the "Circle" relieves itself almost like a sound tale of distant and ancient Byzantine, Arab, and Christian novels, according to a nomadic spirit that finds in music the preferred journey to joy and love. This reissue includes a 7" with two unreleased live tracks, further enriching the repertoire of one of the most original group that Italy has ever known." - Black Sweat.

Artist: ZEIT
Title: Un Giorno In Una Piazza Del Mediterraneo
Format: LP
Label: Black Sweat
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
"Black Sweat Records present a reissue of Zeits Un Giorno In Una Piazza Del Mediterraneo, originally released in 1979. In the late 70s, the Italian music scenes renewed interest in sound research involved a stimulating fusion of popular elements, jazz improvisation, and suggestions of the middle-oriental classical heritage. Starting from the experience of Aktuala, the idea of a common "Mediterranean air" that could compare and harmonize rhythms and timbres of various regions, enlivened a large number of musicians. In this context, it also placed the short history of Zeit and one of their main member Andrea Tamassia, who played and recorded with Aktuala. Un Giorno In Una Piazza Del Mediterraneo, their first album, seems to be a continuation of Aktualas music. It presents a compendium of styles and shapes, a collection of letters and visual notes from various places (Greece, Italy, Turkey, Hungary, Maghreb, Balcan Area, etc.), rearranged in the form of a hypothetical diary, in order to create an unknown narrative scenario. In the music of Zeit, there are no formalistic or philological purposes, but it triumphs with an attitude of imaginative incorporation that is always changing. The rich poly-instrumentalism brings the rhythms of dance and ancient melodies, but also results in a palette of more abstract and ecstatic sounds, with rare experimental lyricism that approaches the Florentine ensemble to the significant European experiences of The Incredible String Band or Third Ear Band." - Black Sweat.

Artist: BLACK TO COMM
Title: #14
Format: Mag
Label: Black To Comm
Country: USA
Price: $3.00
1988 issue. "The first issue with the new and improved name features part one of the Ron Asheton interview, a nice though could be much better given all the information discovered since piece on the Deviants, an article on Peter Laughners Cinderella Backstreet and the Seeds. Oh, theres also a piece on Charlemagne Palestine written by someone or other who shall remain nameless forever.." - Chris Stigliano. Restocked.
SOLD OUT

Artist: BLACK TO COMM
Title: #16
Format: Mag
Label: Black To Comm
Country: USA
Price: $3.50
1989 issue. "This one has the Rudolph Grey interview, some reprints of Peter Laughner things I copped out of old issues of ZEPPELIN and elsewhere, more Electric Eels lyrics with a pic, Laughing Hyenas and of course tributes to the recently departed Lucille Ball and Jim Backus." - Chris Stigliano. Restocked.
SOLD OUT

Artist: BLACK TO COMM
Title: #17
Format: Mag
Label: Black To Comm
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
Spring 1990 issue w/ Donald Miller, Maureen Tucker. Rocket From The Tombs photos, Scott Morgan Band(ex-Rationals, ex-Sonics Rendevous Band), Bob Bannister.

Artist: BLACK TO COMM
Title: #19
Format: Mag
Label: Black To Comm
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
1991 issue w/ Joe Meek, Rancid Vat, Miriam Linna (Cramps, Norton Records), Pink Fairies, History of Fanzines, Jeff Clayton (Antiseen), Czech Underground Rock (Plastic People, DG307, Umela Hmota). Restocked.
SOLD OUT

Artist: BLACK TO COMM
Title: #20
Format: Mag
Label: Black To Comm
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
Summer 1993 issue w/ the Seeds, Mick Farren, Roky Erickson, MX 80 Sound.
SOLD OUT

Artist: BLACK TO COMM
Title: #21
Format: Mag
Label: Black To Comm
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"A VON LMO cover story and interview grace this ish, as do interviews with Metal Mike Saunders, Brian McMahon (Electric Eels) and rockabilly star Ronnie Dawson, plus you can read much-desired items on the Trashmen, Velvet Underground and Hawkwind like I knew you would! Not to mention a piece on the infamous TEENAGE WASTELAND GAZETTE fanzine!" - Chris Stigliano. From 1995. Restocked.
SOLD OUT

Artist: BLACK TO COMM
Title: #22
Format: Mag/CD
Label: Black To Comm
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
Huge 1997 issue w/ Alice Cooper, Steve Mackay (sax on Stooges Funhouse), Planets, Umela Hmota, Seventh Seal (early 70s Detroit free rock) Krautrock and more. PLUS an amazing cd with rare tracks from Carnal Kitchen (Steve Mackay), Simply Saucer, Milk, Umela Hmota, Rockin Blewz (late 60s pre-Vom/Angry Samoans Metal Mike Saunders), Brian McMahon (Electric Eels), Dom and the Moving Parts (Erik Lindgrens late 70s avant new wave/punk group).
SOLD OUT

Artist: BLACK TO COMM
Title: #24
Format: Mag
Label: Black To Comm
Country: USA
Price: $7.50
2001 issue. "This issues cover features a nice interview with Doug Snyder of not only Sick Dick and the Volkswagens fame (the NYC no wave band from the late-seventies lower-Manhattan ka-BOOM!, not the nineties group with the same moniker!) but the Doug Snyder/Bob Thompson DAILY DANCE album which has achieved legendary status long ago, plus theres an interview with the Dogs (Detroit) and Greg Shaw, a piece on the old CANT BUY A THRILL fanzine and the usual feature-length reviews and the like." - Chris Stigliano. Restocked.

Artist: BLACK TO COMM
Title: #25
Format: Mag/CD
Label: Black To Comm
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"The latest, 162 pages brimming with such goodies as a New York City Scene history (featuring interviews with Maxs Kansas Citys Peter Crowley and Ruby Lynn Reyner from Ruby and the Rednecks plus pieces on coverboys the New York Dolls and VARIETY scene-booster Fred Kirby), an interview with J. D. King (Coachmen, comix) plus one with guitarist Lou Rone, who would probably be best known to you as leader of the early CBGB-era band Cross as well as one-time guitarist for both Kongress and VON LMO, the Screamin Mee-Mees, CRETINOUS CONTENTIONS, Simply Saucer rare photos, family tree and gigography, rare fanzines of the Golden Age (and more), tons of book and record reviews (which make up the bulk of this ish!), plus a CD with live Simply Saucer 1975, the Coachmen, The Battleship, Ethel with David Nelson Byers and Ruby and the Rednecks. I think its the best issue so far.." - Chris Stigliano. With the return of one of the most informative and longest running fanzines out there, editor Chris Stigliano continues his obsession with the arcane minutia of the pre-punk obscuro-underground (musicians AND writers), sub-No New York no wave (more often than not pertaining to Von Lmo) and other high energy sounds. All issues are very highly recommended! Restocked (#25 is from 2003). Restocked!

Artist: BLACK TO COMM
Title: Levitation/Astoria
Format: Picture Disc Lathe Cut 7"
Label: Black To Comm
Country: Germany
Price: $16.00
"Got a beautiful new single from Black To Comm, the solo project of Dekorder head Marc Richter. Levitation/Astoria (Black To Comm 7") is a gorgeous, lathe-cut picture disc that combines one side of meditational float with another that chatters and boings like one of those great Nonesuch Explorer LPs heard through a closed window at the wrong speed when youre about ten years old and feeling very foggy on a combination of fever and cough syrup. Frankly, I prefer the more screwed-up side, but listening to it made me go back and get a bit deeper into the subtleties of its flip." - Byron Coley/The Wire, April 2006. Edition of 100.
SOLD OUT

Artist: 3/4HADBEENELIMINATED
Title: Speak to Me
Format: LP
Label: Black Truffle
Country: Australia
Price: $21.00
"Black Truffle present Speak To Me, the sixth full-length release from 3/4HadBeenEliminated, the Italian trio of Stefano Pilia, Claudio Rocchetti and Valerio Tricoli. Based on source material recorded in Bologna and Berlin over the course of several years, the album is made up of two side-long pieces meticulously constructed in post-production by Tricoli in his singularly dense and unpredictable style. Although their live performances have always been entirely improvised, in their recorded work the group focuses on using improvised recordings as source material for compositions built up through layering, editing and analog manipulation, extending the practices of Teo Macero, Faust and This Heat. Melancholic instrumental ruminations sit alongside cracked electronics, concrete sounds and Tricolis whispered vocals, drawn together into dense assemblages animated by gradual transformations and sudden jump cuts. Beginning from the abstractions of their self-titled debut release in 2004, the group embarked on a trajectory that saw them move toward near-song structures, Tricolis voice becoming a dominant element amid an increasingly dense and layered production style. On Speak To Me, however, the listener feels confronted by the ghost of music, sonic memories echoing across a psychedelic expanse. Evacuated of any clear structure, the music becomes a reverb-saturated morass, from which crystalline details momentarily emerge: shimmering echoed guitar, bowed double bass, tactile hand percussion, skittering electronics. Suffused with a darkly pensive atmosphere, Speak To Me is an elegant summation of the distinctive blend of electroacoustic techniques, instrumental improvisation and contemporary psychedelia pioneered by 3/4HadBeenEliminated over the last decade. LP design by Stephen OMalley with striking artwork by Stefano Pilia. Vinyl cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin."

Artist: AMBARCHI, OREN
Title: Sleepwalkers Conviction
Format: LP
Label: Black Truffle
Country: Austria
Price: $25.00
"Sleepwalkers Conviction documents a 2014 performance by Oren Ambarchi in collaboration with a 20-piece ensemble conducted by Ilan Volkov and featuring members of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Speak Percussion. Foregoing the rhythmic propulsion and distortion-saturated harmonics that have featured in much of Ambarchis recent work, the LPs single 40-minute piece inhabits a hushed, almost static space of extended tones, percussive shimmer, and creaking strings. Rather than adopting the position of a soloist, Ambarchi allows his sub-bass guitar tones and swirling Leslie textures to blend seamlessly with the ensemble, made up of double basses, horns, and percussion. The group sound has a near-cavernous depth, as waves of low beating tones and distant percussive textures gently wash over one another, coalescing into an undulating mass. Steering clear of bombast and new music clichés, the result is a work of meditative beauty that touches on the haunted ambience of late Luigi Nono, the submerged sonics of Bryarss The Sinking of the Titanic, and the melancholy rituals of Christoph Heemann and Andrew Chalks Mirror, while remaining unmistakably marked by the singular sensibility Ambarchi has developed over countless performances and recordings" - Francis Plagne. Design by Stephen OMalley with cover artwork by crys cole. Vinyl cut made by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin. Edition of 300.
SOLD OUT

Artist: AMBARCHI, OREN/KASSEL JAEGER/JAMES RUSHFORD
Title: Pale Calling
Format: LP
Label: Black Truffle
Country: Australia
Price: $20.00
"Pale Calling presents the fruits of the first collaboration between Oren Ambarchi, Kassel Jaeger and James Rushford, recorded at GRM studios, Paris in 2014. Although drawing on aspects of each members solo works, the trio mark out their own unique territory, a mysterious space of slowly cycling electronics, distracted vocal mumbles and often unidentifiable field recordings. These two side-long pieces are composed of distinct layers that gently rise up and recede, obeying a dream-logic that feels entirely disconnected from traditional electro-acoustic composition, forming surreal sonic images in which half-remembered fragments of everyday life mix with the quiet intensity of dreams haunted by natural forces. Over the course of the first side a slowly thudding electronic pulse eventually gives way to a distant organ, detouring through reverberated guitar shimmers, moments of Ashley-esque vocal automatism and waves of insects and bats. The second side utilises similar ingredients, this time layered over the top of what sounds like radically slowed down film music. As the field recorded and electronic spray slowly builds, the listener is left with the impression of hearing the last moments of a dying television abandoned in a field overrun with animals and insects" - Francis Plagne. Artwork designed by Stephen OMalley. Cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin.

Artist: AMM
Title: AMMMusic
Format: LP
Label: Black Truffle
Country: Australia
Price: $21.00
"First vinyl reissue of the landmark 1967 debut album by AMM,AMMMusic. Remastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin. Exact replica sleeve by Stephen OMalley. "Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of its recording in 1966, this reissue makes one of the cornerstones of the experimental music tradition available again in its original form, replete with Keith Rowes beautiful pop art cover and the terse aphorisms by the group that served as its original liner notes. A testament to the interaction between the experimental avant-garde and the countercultural underground, the album was originally released on Elektra, recorded by Jac Holzman (the labels founder, responsible for signing The Doors, Love, and The Stooges) and produced by DNA, a group that included Pink Floyds first manager, Peter Jenner (the title of Pink Floyds “Flaming” is a tribute to AMMs “Later During a Flaming Riviera Sunset”). Formed in 1965 by three players from the emerging British jazz avant-garde -- Keith Rowe and Lou Gare had played with the great progressive big band leader Mike Westbrook and Eddie Prévostplayed in a post-bop group with Gare -- AMM quickly evolved from a free jazz group into something decidedly more difficult to categorise. By the time these recordings were made, two more members had joined the group: another Westbrook associate, Lawrence Sheaff, and the radical composer Cornelius Cardew. Then at work on his masterpiece of graphic notation Treatise, Cardew brought with him extensive experience of the post-serialist and Cageian currents in contemporary composition. Using a combination of conventional instruments and unconventional methods of sound production (most famously Keith Rowes prepared tabletop guitar, but also prepared piano and transistor radio), the group performed improvised pieces often running for over two hours and ranging from extended periods of silence to terrifying cacophonies. OnAMMMusic, long tones sit next to abrasive thuds, the howl of uncontrolled feedback accompanies Cardews purposeful piano chords, radios beam in snatches of orchestral music. AMMs clearest break with jazz-based improvisation concerned the idea of individuality. Initially through an engagement with eastern philosophy and mysticism and later though a politicized communitarianism, AMM sought to develop a collective sonic identity in which individual contributions could barely be discerned. In the performances captured on AMMMusic the use of numerous auxiliary instruments and devices, including radios played by three members of the group, contribute to the sensation that the music is composed as a single monolithic object with multiple facets, rather than as an interaction between five distinct voices." --Francis Plagne.

Artist: COLE, CRYS
Title: Sand/Layna
Format: LP
Label: Black Truffle
Country: Australia
Price: $24.00
"Sand/Layna is the first full-length solo release by Canadian sound artist crys cole. While cole is known to many through her collaborative work with a host of Canadian artists and internationals such as Oren Ambarchi, Keith Rowe, and James Rushford, this LP presents the first opportunity for an extended appreciation of her singular approach to amplified sound. Using contact and other microphones to amplify her interactions with small objects and the surfaces on which they rest, coles work exists in a lineage of heavily amplified small sound that stretches back to Cages Cartridge Music. coles approach to these materials and techniques is distinguished by its single-mindedness: rather than simply searching for interesting or attractive sounds, her performances attempt to illuminate the sonic properties of the specific objects and amplification devices she uses. Devoid of looping and complex processing, the sonic outcome of her work always retains an audible link to the handling of microphones and what they amplify. The awkward and sometimes even ugly sounds of manipulated microphones and recording equipment thus sit comfortably alongside the mysterious crackle of amplified salt and the deep, musical resonance of a rubbed tabletop. This LP presents two pieces, recorded almost ten years apart. Sand, recorded in 2004, crafts a sustained texture from rubbed surfaces that transcends academic sound art tropes to recall the haunted environments of Massimo Toniutti and Small Cruel Party. The seemingly static structure of the piece allows the multitude of dynamic and timbral variations caused by the basic instability of coles sound sources to come to the fore. In contrast, Layna, constructed between 2012 and 2013, lets loose a volatile stream of microscopic activity. Adding extremely amplified voice and domestic field recordings to the mix, the piece inhabits a space of bodily, almost sensual intimacy, moving beyond the Cageian tradition of small sounds to somewhere uncomfortably human" --Francis Plagne, Melbourne, January 2015. Artwork design by Lasse Marhaug. Vinyl cut made by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin. LP-only release; edition of 300. ][Please note: there was an error with the labels which state 33rpm, it was actually cut at 45rpm]" - Black Truffle.

Artist: CURRAN, ALVIN
Title: Natural History
Format: LP
Label: Black Truffle
Country: Australia
Price: $26.00
"Black Truffle present the first-ever vinyl issue of Alvin Currans Natural History, originally released on cassette by Edition Giannozzo Berlin in 1983. A founding member of the radical electronic improvising group Musica Elettronica Viva, since the early 1970s Curran has developed an idiosyncratic body of solo work that occupies a unique position in the post-Cageian experimental tradition. Singularly undogmatic, Currans work takes the Cageian experience as the starting point for a radical openness to all forms of music and sound. Refusing to abstract music from its human functions, his work draws on existing musical genres, cutting-edge electronics and environmental recordings to craft compositions that mimic the hazy texture of everyday life, moving from the abstract to the referential, from the observational to the emotive, from the structured to the random. As he reflects in the liner notes written especially for this edition: "This infinite stream of sound became my life and my music all at once". Currans other classic solo works of the 1970s and 1980s, such as Songs and Views of the Magnetic Garden (1975) and Canti Illuminati (1982) are elaborate collages that combine keyboard and voice improvisation and composition with field-recorded environments. Natural History consists entirely of field recordings from Currans archive, arranged as a series of "still lifes", sometimes layered, but without any additional processing. Sounds recorded over the course of nearly twenty years, at Currans home in Rome or while traveling: constructions sites, insects, childrens toys, a piano being tuned, foghorns, familiar to admirers of Curran masterful Maritime Rites (2004), lovemaking, a singing neighbor. It is, as Curran says, an attempt to "put the sound of the entire world on a cassette tape". Heard against the backdrop of the increasing prevalence of field recordings in contemporary music over the last few years, Natural History is like a refreshing breeze, suffused with the joy of discovery. Gatefold sleeve with liner notes and photos by Alvin Curran and design by Stephen OMalley. Vinyl cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates." - Black Truffle.

Artist: DREYBLATT, ARNOLD
Title: Second Selection
Format: Double LP
Label: Black Truffle
Country: Australia
Price: $26.00
"Black Truffle is honored to present a major collection of archival recordings by seminal minimalist composer, performer, instrument builder and visual artist Arnold Dreyblatt. Following on from the archival compilation Choice (Choose Records, 2013), Second Selection presents eleven pieces selected by Oren Ambarchi from Dreyblatts extensive archive of previously unreleased recordings. Recorded in beautifully varying fidelity between 1978 and 1989, the pieces range from solo works to documents of various iterations of Dreyblatts long running Orchestra of Excited Strings. The ensemble pieces here possess the singular, hypnotic quality of Dreyblatts vintage work, underpinning the shimmering overtones of his self-devised twenty note microtonal scale with primordial, thudding rhythms that undergo surprising but economical shifts in group dynamics and sonic density. Like the court music of some imaginary ancient civilization, this music unfolds unhurriedly, relinquishing traditional melodic and harmonic movement in favor of a single-minded search for the world of sound inherent in a single string. There is much to wonder over here for the Dreyblatt connoisseur, including variants of pieces found on classics such as Nodal Excitations and Propellers in Love. But Second Selection also unearths some elements of Dreyblatts work that have gone undocumented until now, including an incredible pair of solo pieces for modified electric guitar and electronics performed in Europe in 1988. The second of these, Luftmenschen II, has to be heard to be believed, consisting of 15 minutes of insistent and frenetic rhythmic irregularity sourced to multiple electric guitars run through a digital noise gate controlled by a recording of malfunctioning escalators. Second Selection is presented as a high-spec gatefold double LP with archival liner notes including contemporaneous selections from Dreyblatts notebooks and an early conversation between Dreyblatt and Phill Niblock. This is both a gold mine for long-term fans and an ideal introduction for those still awaiting initiation into Dreyblatts rapturous science of the string. These are stunning examples of one of the most unique and fully realized sound-worlds of contemporary music; as Dreyblatt always recommends, they are best experienced at maximum volume!" --Francis Plagne. Artwork design by Stephen OMalley. Vinyl cut made by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin.
SOLD OUT

Artist: GUTHRIE, WILL
Title: People Pleaser
Format: LP
Label: Black Truffle
Country: Australia
Price: $23.00
"Nantes, France-based drummer and percussionist Will Guthrie presents People Pleaser. Initially rising to prominence in Australia as a drummer in the fields of jazz and improvised music, Guthrie later turned increasingly toward electronics and amplified percussion, developing an idiosyncratic style of electroacoustic performance characterized by shimmering metallic textures, rapid-fire textural transformations, and aggressively high volume. Guthrie has since returned to the drum kit in both solo and collaborative work, pushing at the limits of his formidable technical abilities as a player in the free jazz tradition and working variations on short rhythmic units into an endless flow of non-metered pulse. Although drawing on many aspects of Guthries past work, People Pleaser stands alone in his catalog. Working intuitively over a period of three weeks, Guthrie crafted a suite of song-length pieces that combine his drumming with electronics, field recordings, and sampled detritus. Inspired by the rough-and-ready sampling style of producers like the RZA, J Dilla, and Knxwledge, and by the endless possibilities of musique concrète, People Pleaser uses a highly divergent array of sound sources, building pieces from drum and percussion tracks left over from other projects, audio ripped from skate videos, noise electronics, fragments of a police interrogation, and anything else ready to hand. Guthries unique rhythmic sensibility is the thread drawing all these elements together, his drum performances propulsively rhythmic yet insistently irregular in a way that sometimes brings to mind the uniquely open rhythmic space carved out by early Weather Report and other classic fusion. Drawing together manifold influences in an entirely sui generis way, People Pleaser is a raw, exciting, and surprisingly accessible peek into the laboratory of a unique sensibility. Designed by Stephen OMalley. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin, August 2016." - Black Truffle.

Artist: HAINO, KEIJI
Title: 1973 Live - Milky Way
Format: LP
Label: Black Truffle
Country: Australia
Price: $26.00
"Black Truffle present the first vinyl issue of Keiji Hainos Milky Way. Originally released as a limited CD in Japan by the short lived Mom N Dad Productions in 1993, this release documents a blistering live performance recorded in Kyoto in 1973, five years before the formation of the first line-up of Fushitsusha, and eight years before Hainos first solo album. Working with a mysterious set-up including primitive electronics, homemade acoustic instruments, piano and voice, Haino lets loose a single 48-minute psychedelic maelstrom, marrying the immersive echo-fields of kosmische music to the rough and ready hands-on feel of classic 1960s live electronics à la MEV or Robert Ashleys Wolfman. Despite the absence of guitar, this recording clearly lays the groundwork for the epic blowouts which were to make Hainos name in years to come, building up to a point of almost unbearable intensity in its final minutes as Hainos voice wails over a wall of distorted DIY electronics. At times presaging the psychedelic noise of C.C.C.C., Milky Way shows Hainos singular intensity and ritualistic performance style already in full flower at this early date in his long career. Presented in raw and immediate room fidelity (complete with dramatic tape drop-out), this is both an essential historical document and a classic performance in its own right. Presented in a deluxe heavyweight sleeve with an inner sleeve featuring Hainos poetry in Japanese, with an English translation by Alan Cummings. Original design by Keiji Haino & Yasunori Arai. LP reissue design via Stephen OMalley. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at D&M, Berlin June 2016." - Black Truffle.

Artist: HAINO, KEIJI/JIM OROURKE/OREN AMBARCHI
Title: I wonder if you noticed "Im sorry" Is such a lovely sound It keeps things from getting worse
Format: Double LP
Label: Black Truffle
Country: Australia
Price: $26.00
"The remarkable series of releases from the trio of Keiji Haino, Jim ORourke, and Oren Ambarchi continues with I wonder if you noticed "Im sorry" Is such a lovely sound It keeps things from getting worse, which presents the entirety of an 80-minute set performed at Tokyos SuperDeluxe in March 2014. While the trios 2012 performance was divided into two releases (BT 011LP (2014) and BT 012LP (2015)), the single extended performance presented here ranges widely over terrain both new and familiar, from acoustic strings and collective chants to thunderous power trio moves. Throughout all of its transformations, the music here is some of the riskiest and most abstract the trio have yet committed to record. Beginning with chiming percussion reminiscent of Hainos 1995 classic Tenshi No Gijinka, the first side is dominated by Hainos impassioned vocals and performance on the bulgari, a traditional Turkish string instrument. The end of the second side presents a special treat: Hainos first recorded outing on the contrabass harmonica, from which he coaxes bizarre, wheezing textures against a backdrop of spacious bass and percussion. ORourke and Ambarchi rarely adopt here the classic rock roles essayed on earlier releases. ORourkes bass, which takes center-stage surprisingly often, is sometimes so heavily processed by his array of pedals that it becomes a shifting electronic mass; at other times his roving chromaticism suggests a sort of fuzzed-out free jazz. Ambarchi spends much of the set exploring areas of tumbling free pulse; and even when he locks into a constantly repeated figure on the sets third side, he gestures as much toward Ronald Shannon Jacksons stuttering marching band funk as toward any classic rock moves. When the trio finally moves in the final quarter of the performance into an extended passage of rock riffing, the payoff is immense, as they craft a thudding one-chord epic reminiscent of some of the early Fushitsusha classics before Haino returns to the bulgari, bringing the set back to where it began. Continuing to explore new instrumental and dynamic possibilities while remaining grounded in the trios previous work, this set also brings with it a unique pleasure for the non-Japonophone listener: for the first time Haino sings many of his metaphysically brooding lyrics in English. Gatefold sleeve with gorgeous photographs by Jim ORourke, designed by Stephen OMalley. Cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin." - Black Truffle.

Artist: HAINO, KEIJI/JIM OROURKE/OREN AMBARCHI
Title: Imikuzushi
Format: Double LP
Label: Black Truffle
Country: Australia
Price: $28.00
"Limited gatefold double LP version with printed innersleeves. The yearly summit of Keiji Haino, Jim ORourke and Oren Ambarchi continues with Imikuzushi, which finds the group extending the power-trio strategies of 2011s highly-praised In A Flash Everything Comes Together As One There Is No Need For A Subject (BT 005LP) and bringing to them a newly-sustained intensity. For this performance, Haino limits himself to electric guitar and vocals, forming complex networks of slashing rhythm work, noise squall and chromatic shredding, moving at times to near-silent passages of howled vocals and isolated, hanging guitar strums. The tendency towards driving free-rock which surfaced on moments of the trios last release is cemented here, with ORourkes fuzzed-out, non-linear bass riffing moving the music into almost garage-rock areas, combining with Ambarchis drums to form a bedrock of hypnotic, metronomic pounding which transforms itself effortlessly into passages of flowing free-time. Like all of Hainos best work, the trio transcends any rock genre exercise to enter a non-idiomatic zone of ritual intensity, creating a music formed purely out of instrumental and group-mind possibility. Presented as four unedited excerpts salvaged from an epic show that lasted well over three hours, the sometimes raw nature of the recording only adds to its directness and harshly emotive quality." -Francis Plagne, Melbourne, November, 2011. "Design by Stephen OMalley (Sunn O)))) with high quality live shots by Ujin Matsuo and stunning images by Tokyo-based photographer and sound artist Shunichiro Okada." - Black Truffle.
SOLD OUT

Artist: HAINO, KEIJI/JIM OROURKE/OREN AMBARCHI
Title: In A Flash Everything Comes Together As One...
Format: Double LP
Label: Black Truffle
Country: Australia
Price: $28.00
"...There Is No Need For A Subject Recorded one year after the international trio of Keiji Haino, Jim ORourke and Oren Ambarchis first release (Tima Formosa [BT 004CD]), In A Flash Everything Comes Together As One There Is No Need For A Subject presents the entirety of a live performance that took place at SuperDeluxe, Tokyo on January 24th 2010. For their second performance together, the trio opted for an entirely different instrumental configuration. Here they form a classic power trio: Ambarchi on drums, ORourke on bass and Haino on guitar, vocals, electronics and, in one amazing passage, lap steel. While the instrumentation has changed, the mysterious atmosphere of their first collaboration remains: far from a rock genre exercise, this performance is steeped in the dark ritualistic mood that characterizes all of Hainos best work. Haino is in truly phenomenal form herein, foregoing the single-instrument explorations of much of his recent solo work and his more peripheral role on the trios first release for a virtuosic and wide-ranging performance that takes in piercing leads, delicate strumming, jarring lap-steel interjections and his inimitable vocal caresses and howls. ORourkes bass sometimes merges with Hainos guitar to form crumbling walls of noise; at other times his dark ostinatos and runs add melodic weight. Ambarchis drumming moves from delicate, propulsive cymbal work to endless thundering streams of free-pulse pounding. The title of the release is appropriate: from the spacious and unpredictable slow-mo interactions of the first piece (reminiscent of some of the greatest Fushitsusha moments) to the wild free-riffing that concludes the performance, the trio seems uncannily attuned to one-anothers movements, and everything truly "comes together as one." Released as a limited edition double LP in a lavish gatefold with printed inner sleeves, designed by Stephen OMalley with high quality live shots by Ujin Matsuo and a stunning cover-image by noise-guitar blaster and internationally renowned visual artist Marco Fusinato. Vinyl cut made by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering." -Black Truffle
SOLD OUT

Artist: HAINO, KEIJI/JIM OROURKE/OREN AMBARCHI
Title: Now While Its Still Warm Let Us Pour in All the Mystery
Format: LP
Label: Black Truffle
Country: Australia
Price: $25.00
Limited re-press. "Following on from 2012s acclaimed Imikizushi (BT 007CD/LP), Now While Its Still Warm Let Us Pour in All the Mystery is the fourth release from the established power trio of Keiji Haino, Jim ORourke, and Oren Ambarchi, recorded in January 2012 at their yearly concert at SuperDeluxe, Tokyo. While the trios two previous double LP releases featured sprawling, side-long performances, the music here is presented in six shorter pieces, each one displaying a different side of the trios interactions, from holy minimalism to cave-man rock. The record begins with the trio joined by special guests Charlemagne Palestine and Eiko Ishibashi, conjuring ghostly tones from wine glasses as an accompaniment to Hainos angelic vocals. This 10-minute piece, which moves from near silence and the sound of onstage footsteps to a stunning passage of clean guitar work from Haino, is steeped in the same mysterious atmospherics as Hainos great folk-drone project, Nijumu. When Haino turns to the flute on the LPs second track, a performance that clearly demonstrates the importance of the special concept of space and silence (ma) that Haino has developed from traditional Japanese aesthetics, ORourke and Ambarchi transform into the delicate and probing rhythm section of a classic 70s fusion side. When the trio returns to the crushing free-rock of their last two records, ORourkes heavily effected bass rolling alongside Ambarchis tumbling rhythms as Hainos guitar squeals and slashes above them, their performances display a new purposefulness and concision. Now truly operating as a band after a number of years of playing together, the pieces here feel like instant rocks songs -- ORourke and Ambarchi instantly locking into solid riffs over which Haino alternates between jarring no-wave chords, intense soloing and his signature vocalizations. When the trio slow down and stretch out, the rhythm section plods like an abstracted Crazy Horse on the brink of collapse, and Haino elicits long, mournful solos reminiscent of the first classic Fushitsusha double live LP. Perhaps more accessible than the trios previous recordings because of its range and concision, Now While Its Still Warm... exudes the dark, alien quality of Hainos greatest recordings and testifies to the strength of the musical bond that has developed between these three players." -Francis Plagne, Jan 2013.

Artist: HAINO, KEIJI/JIM OROURKE/OREN AMBARCHI
Title: Only Wanting to Melt Beautifully Away Is It a Lack of Contentment That Stirs Affection for Those Things Said to Be as of Yet Unseen
Format: CD
Label: Black Truffle
Country: Australia
Price: $18.00
""Begun as a one-off collaboration in 2009, the trio of Keiji Haino, Jim ORourke and Oren Ambarchi has now become a solid working group, refining its craft through a series of annual concerts at Tokyos legendary SuperDeluxe. Much of their recorded work has focused on their intense, ritualistic take on the rock power trio of electric guitar, bass and drums. Presenting the entire first set of the trios March 2013 concert at SuperDeluxe (the second set will follow on Black Truffle later this year), Only Wanting to Melt Beautifully Away Is It a Lack of Contentment That Stirs Affection for Those Things Said to Be as of Yet Unseen is their fifth release and blows the instrumental palette wide open for a single continuous piece focused on acoustic strings, synth, flute and percussion. Featuring one of Hainos most delicate and moving recorded vocal performances, the opening section of the record takes the form of a spare duet between ORourkes 12-string acoustic guitar and Hainos kantele (a Finnish variant of the dulcimer), behind which Ambarchi provides a hovering backdrop of wine glass tones. While on previous releases the listener has often sensed that Haino was firmly in the drivers seat, here ORourke takes center stage with an acoustic guitar performance that takes the lyricism of John Abercrombie or Ralph Towner and refracts it through the free improvisation tradition of his mentors Derek Bailey and Henry Kaiser. The atmosphere of meditative, abstracted song is reminiscent of some of Hainos greatest recordings, such as the legendary Live in the First Year of the Heisei volumes recorded with Kan Mikami. After this stunningly beautiful opening sequence, the performance moves organically through a number of episodes, including a dramatic central passage in which Haino moves to synth and drum machine, crafting a current of raw electricity that unfurls slowly over the gently pulsing foundations of Ambarchis cymbals and builds to heights of manic intensity. When Haino later turns to wooden flute, Ambarchi answers him with nimble hand-drummed percussion in a passage that calls to mind Don Cherrys liberated combination of free-jazz improvisation and non-Western musics. The trios move away from the power trio dynamic bespeaks a risk-taking and questing spirit that refuses to be satisfied with repeating past glories, and yet the organic, immersive flow of this single improvisation attests to the intuitive bond that has formed between them over the last five years. Exuding the signature mystery and emotion of Hainos greatest works, this release is perhaps the strongest statement yet from this acclaimed trio, and holds out a tantalizing promise for everyone hooked on their continuing exploration of those things said to be as of yet unseen. --Francis Plagne; Design by Stephen OMalley with high quality live shots by Ujin Matsuo and stunning artwork by Norwegian noise legend Lasse Marhaug." - Black Truffle.

Artist: HAINO, KEIJI/JIM OROURKE/OREN AMBARCHI
Title: Only Wanting to Melt Beautifully Away Is It a Lack of Contentment That Stirs Affection for Those Things Said to Be as of Yet Unseen
Format: LP
Label: Black Truffle
Country: Australia
Price: $21.00
"Begun as a one-off collaboration in 2009, the trio of Keiji Haino, Jim ORourke and Oren Ambarchi has now become a solid working group, refining its craft through a series of annual concerts at Tokyos legendary SuperDeluxe. Much of their recorded work has focused on their intense, ritualistic take on the rock power trio of electric guitar, bass and drums. Presenting the entire first set of the trios March 2013 concert at SuperDeluxe (the second set will follow on Black Truffle later this year), Only Wanting to Melt Beautifully Away Is It a Lack of Contentment That Stirs Affection for Those Things Said to Be as of Yet Unseen is their fifth release and blows the instrumental palette wide open for a single continuous piece focused on acoustic strings, synth, flute and percussion. Featuring one of Hainos most delicate and moving recorded vocal performances, the opening section of the record takes the form of a spare duet between ORourkes 12-string acoustic guitar and Hainos kantele (a Finnish variant of the dulcimer), behind which Ambarchi provides a hovering backdrop of wine glass tones. While on previous releases the listener has often sensed that Haino was firmly in the drivers seat, here ORourke takes center stage with an acoustic guitar performance that takes the lyricism of John Abercrombie or Ralph Towner and refracts it through the free improvisation tradition of his mentors Derek Bailey and Henry Kaiser. The atmosphere of meditative, abstracted song is reminiscent of some of Hainos greatest recordings, such as the legendary Live in the First Year of the Heisei volumes recorded with Kan Mikami. After this stunningly beautiful opening sequence, the performance moves organically through a number of episodes, including a dramatic central passage in which Haino moves to synth and drum machine, crafting a current of raw electricity that unfurls slowly over the gently pulsing foundations of Ambarchis cymbals and builds to heights of manic intensity. When Haino later turns to wooden flute, Ambarchi answers him with nimble hand-drummed percussion in a passage that calls to mind Don Cherrys liberated combination of free-jazz improvisation and non-Western musics. The trios move away from the power trio dynamic bespeaks a risk-taking and questing spirit that refuses to be satisfied with repeating past glories, and yet the organic, immersive flow of this single improvisation attests to the intuitive bond that has formed between them over the last five years. Exuding the signature mystery and emotion of Hainos greatest works, this release is perhaps the strongest statement yet from this acclaimed trio, and holds out a tantalizing promise for everyone hooked on their continuing exploration of those things said to be as of yet unseen. --Francis Plagne; Design by Stephen OMalley with high quality live shots by Ujin Matsuo and stunning artwork by Norwegian noise legend Lasse Marhaug." - Black Truffle.

Artist: HAINO, KEIJI/JIM OROURKE/OREN AMBARCHI, KEIJI
Title: Tea Time for Those Determined to Completely Exhaust Every Bit of This Body Theyve Been Given
Format: LP
Label: Black Truffle
Country: Australia
Price: $21.00
"At this point, it can justifiably be said that Keiji Haino, Jim ORourke and Oren Ambarchi have become one of the leading groups in experimental music. This, their sixth release, presents the entire second set of the trios March 2013 concert at SuperDeluxe (the first set is available on Black Truffle as Only Wanting to Melt Beautifully Away Is It a Lack of Contentment That Stirs Affection for Those Things Said to Be as of Yet Unseen). While the first set of the evening saw the trio branching out into new instrumental configurations, here they return to their signature line-up of guitar, bass and drums. The LP begins abruptly, with one of the finest performances by the trio captured on record thus far already in full swing. Throughout the course of this 12-minute piece, ORourke and Ambarchi lay down a thudding, meterless pulse, the impossible midway point of Milford Graves and motorik Krautrock, over which Haino unfurls a number of distinct strategies developed in his work since the 1980s: formless blurs of reverb-drenched guitar noise, looped pointillist fragments and wandering, dissonant lines obscured in clouds of distortion. Continuing Hainos habit of naming albums with phrases that seem to obliquely comment on the music they contain, it could definitely be said that this is music made by three people determined to completely exhaust every bit of this body theyve been given. Showing the trio at new heights, this track carries on in the spirit of some of Hainos greatest work: music made with the ingredients of rock that somehow manages to sidestep all of its forms and traditions while retaining and amplifying its fundamental power. If this track alone lays to rest concerns about whether the trio has exhausted the guitar/bass/drums format, the remainder of the record serves as a demonstration of the multitude of possibilities still available for their continued exploration. The three are now so in-tune with one another that almost anything can be integrated into their improvisations: in the slow-burning second piece, ORourkes heavily effected bass wanders from anti-music thuds to an almost funky passage with Ambarchi sounding not unlike Buddy Miles circa Hendrixs Band of Gypsys -- it bespeaks the hours of listening to fusion and classic rock that continue to form an important part of ORourke and Ambarchis musical personalities. The final piece is a continuous side-long performance that moves through a number of discrete episodes, from vocal and flute solos by Haino delicately accompanied by ORourkes sparse bass and Ambarchis sizzling cymbals, to a final stumbling dirge over which Haino unleashes a stunning torrent of in-the-red guitar skree." --Francis Plagne.

“Design by Stephen OMalley with high quality live shots by Ujin Matsuo and stunning artwork by Norwegian noise legend Lasse Marhaug.” - Black Truffle.

Artist: KENNEY, JESSIKA & EYVIND KANG
Title: Reverse Tree
Format: LP
Label: Black Truffle
Country: Australia
Price: $20.00
"Black Truffle present Reverse Tree, the new LP from the acclaimed duo of Eyvind Kang and Jessika Kenney. The two are musicians who have established themselves as powerful voices working at a unique intersection of contemporary composition, improvisation, and Asian traditional music forms. Either individually or as a pair, they have worked in contexts ranging from performances of traditional Persian and Javanese music to collaborations with Sunn O))), but their work together as a duo, on The Face Of The Earth (2012) and Aestuarium (SOMA 002LP, 2011), most clearly represents the central concerns of their diverse practices: a music of the inner life of sound, demanding ritualistic focus and promising heightened sensations. On Reverse Tree, the duo expand their work together into the realm of the chamber ensemble, presenting two side-long works that feature Kenneys voice and Kangs viola alongside a multitude of other instrumentalists. Kangs "Thoughts On Being Exiled To The Frontier, For Lord Wei", inspired by a text by the Tang dynasty poet Hsueh Tao, features an all-star international ensemble: Kang, Kenney, maverick Israeli conductor Ilan Volkov on violin, Icelandic cellist Hildur Guðnadóttir, and guitarists Oren Ambarchi and Stephen OMalley. The piece is primarily composed of irregular patterns of pizzicato notes and guitar harmonics, gently falling in and out of sync and providing a subtly unstable support for Kenneys voice, which at times is reminiscent of Michiko Hirayamas classic performances of Scelsi. Drawing on 20th century instrumental techniques, alternate tuning systems, non-western music and the experience of nature, the piece opens a space both serene and subtly uneasy. Kenneys "Elm" features Kenney and vocalist Nova Ruth (Filastine, Twin Sista) alongside an ensemble of strings and Seattles Gamelan Pacifica, performing on Javanese instruments tuned to the slendro scale. An uncanny timbre created by bowing the keys of the Gamelans instruments, supported by bowed harmonics from the strings, is heard consistently throughout the piece. After a long introductory section in which this harmonic cloud slowly descends from shimmering high notes to rumbling bass, the vocalists enter, singing a slow and stately setting of a 19th century Surakarta poem (attributed to Mangkunegara IV). The poem deals with the idea of a form of knowledge achieved through deeds, as a practice and state of the heart. Presented in a deluxe sleeve designed by Stephen OMalley; Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker; Cut at 45rpm for maximum fidelity." - Black Truffle.

Artist: MERZBOW & OREN AMBARCHI
Title: Cats Squirrel
Format: LP
Label: Black Truffle
Country: Australia
Price: $25.00
"Cats Squirrel is a live recording of Masami Akita and Oren Ambarchis performance in Campbelltown, Australia in May 2012. Although Akita and Ambarchi have known one another since 1993 and performed together as part of larger ensembles, this was their first performance as a duo. Together they create a massive wall of sound that moves from the cavernous to the blisteringly psychedelic, laying down shifting low-end structures over which pointillist details ricochet across the stereo field. Akita and Ambarchis voices blend together into a sonic morass, Ambarchis set-up expanded to include extra electronics and a spring reverb unit in addition to his signature guitar textures, and Akita utilizing both analog and digital sound sources. Moving through a number of episodes, from deluges of reverberated metal screeches to rapid-fire iterations of visceral electronic tones, the record reaches a high point midway through the second side, where Akitas electronics gradually thin out into a stream of skipping chirps and screeches while around him Ambarchi builds up a dense mass of phasing low-end guitar tones, the duo patiently developing an impenetrable wall of ecstatic, psychedelic noise." - Francis Plagne, Jan. 2013; Deluxe, limited edition vinyl (500 copies) with artwork by Shunichiro Okada and design by Stephen OMalley.

Artist: PALESTINE, CHARLEMAGNE
Title: Godbear
Format: LP
Label: Black Truffle
Country: Australia
Price: $21.00
Limited repress. "The first vinyl release of Charlemagne Palestines Godbear, a 1987 solo piano recording originally scheduled to sit alongside Sonic Youthand Swans in the catalogue of Glenn Brancas Neutral Records but eventually released on CD by the Dutch Barooni label in 1998. Although Palestine has worked in an enormous variety of media, his long form performances for solo piano are perhaps his most acclaimed works. Palestine immersed himself in the study of overtones throughout the 1960s, working first with carillons and then with electronic synthesis, searching for the golden sound. Beginning in the early 1970s he continued his exploration of the complexities hidden within seemingly simple tones and intervals on the Bösendorfer Imperial Grand Piano, the Rolls Royce of pianos. With the pianos sustain pedal constantly depressed, Palestine hammers out rapidly repeated notes, allowing a complex cloud of overtones to rise above the percussive texture of the struck keys. Initially working with simple intervals such as octaves and fifths, Palestine gradually expanded the harmonic range of his piano performances over the years, while still retaining their ecstatically single-minded nature. Revisiting his signature piano style in 1987 after several years focusing on visual art, Godbear presents three distinct variations that demonstrate the development of his piano music after the classic recordings of the early 1970s. Occupying the entire first side, The Lower Depths stages a slow descent from the pianos mid-range to the Bösendorfers cavernous additional low octave, building into a thundering swarm of booming overtones. Breaking entirely with the stereotype of clinical minimalism, Palestines journey to the depths embraces passages of darkly romantic melody before slowly ascending to its starting point. The version of Strumming Music performed here condenses the developmental arc of the piece into eleven minutes, fanning out from a single octave to a complex harmonic wash that calls to mind Palestines enthusiasm for Debussy and Ravel. Timbral Assault is like an evil twin of Strumming Music, transforming its insistency and harmonic complexity into aggressive intensity and creeping dissonance, foreshadowing Palestines later collaborations with Christoph Heemann. A classic release, and one that, because of the variety of approaches surveyed within, serves as an ideal introduction to Palestines ecstatic and mysterious sound world" --Francis Plagne. Remastered and cut byRashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin. Presented in a deluxe gatefold sleeve designed by Stephen OMalley." - Black Truffle.

Artist: TILBURY & OREN AMBARCHI, JOHN
Title: The Just Reproach
Format: LP
Label: Black Truffle
Country: Australia
Price: $21.00
"The Just Reproach documents the second concert given by John Tilbury and Oren Ambarchi as a duo. When they first performed together in Reykjavik, Iceland in March 2012, the aptness of the pairing was evident. When they reprised the duo at Londons Cafe OTO in September the same year in the concert presented here, the city was in the midst of a heatwave. With the air-conditioning turned off to accommodate the low volume of the performance, the uncomfortable squirming of the audience members in their sweaty chairs becomes, alongside the occasional dropped glass and cough, an additional sonic element in the duos performance, providing a randomized accompaniment to the duos careful exploration of tonal and textural minutiae. As always, Tilbury displays a remarkable sensitivity and inquisitiveness, investigating the unique character of specific harmonic intervals through iteration and slight variation in a way that displays the same remarkable care for the individual sonic event that he found many years ago in Weberns Variations for piano. In Webern, Tilbury found a freedom from harmonic context that allowed normally jarring dissonances to appear "warm, even sensuous" because they were transformed into timbres, into pure sounds rather than relational harmonic values. This same concentration on every individual sound allows Tilbury to breathe new life into a tap on the pianos strings, a simple sequence of descending notes or even a commonplace consonance. 
Indeed, there are moments of simple beauty in The Just Reproach that remind us that, in addition to his devotion to the work of Morton Feldman, Tilbury is also the major interpreter of the piano music of Howard Skepton, with its reduced folk-forms and static airs. Ambarchis guitar does not simply provide the steady backdrop for Tilburys articulations that we might expect, but rather engages in a more complex interaction. Gentle swells of tones, sometimes supporting Tilburys iterations, at other times complicating them, alternate with occasional bursts of abstract electricity. Ambarchi constantly moves his sounds around between multiple amplifiers and a Leslie cabinet to produce a subtle yet environmental whole, interacting both with Tilbury and the sound of the room, edging forwards into a clear sonic presence before dispersing back into silence. Despite the hushed nature of the performance, Ambarchis signature sub-bass tones are not absent, but in fact form an essential part of the texture woven by the two musicians, taking on an ominous quality like the distant rumblings of a helicopter through the night sky. Far from a simple exercise in reductionism, the reduced volume of the duos performance acts like a microscope focusing the audience on an incredibly rich palette of sonic details. As in the late works of Morton Feldman, a seeming homogeneity to the proceedings reveals itself on closer inspection to be a ceaseless investigation and reconfiguration of sonic events, allowing the listener to move freely between the lushness and warmth of the sounds themselves and the questioning, non-linear forms Tilbury and Ambarchi spontaneously construct from them. Deluxe limited edition vinyl designed by Stephen OMalley with stunning artwork by Shunichiro Okada." -Black Truffle.

Artist: TONIUTTI, GIANCARLO
Title: La Mutazione
Format: LP + CD
Label: Black Truffle
Country: Australia
Price: $23.00
"A milestone originally released in 1985 on the legendary Broken Flag label, Giancarlo Toniuttis La Mutazione is renowned in certain circles as a classic and with good reason. The album comprises two subtle and haunting side-long explorations of dark cosmic electronics akin to Klaus Schulze, Cluster, Tangerine Dream, and Conrad Schnitzler filtered through the lens of Maurizio Bianchi, Whitehouse, Nurse With Wound, and The New Blockaders. At the time, Toniutti had just enrolled at the Venice Conservatory of Music with a heady amount of education in Stockhausen, Schaeffer, et al. These three musical poles come together in this beautiful and unsettling construction of layered static, analog synth explorations, concrete sounds, and field recordings. This limited edition reissue is an exact replica of the original Broken Flag LP release, with remastered audio and an inner sleeve containing archival photos and sketches from the period in which the work was created. This edition also includes a bonus CD of unreleased material from Toniuttis cassette archive featuring a collage of sound sketches recorded during the same time period, thus giving the listener a wider view into the sound-world that helped form La Mutazione. Black Truffle is proud to present La Mutazione on vinyl for the first time since its original 1985 issue. A landmark release, its influence is still being felt throughout the dark corners of experimental music." - Black Truffle.
SOLD OUT

Artist: VILLALOBOS, RICARDO/OREN AMBARCHI
Title: Hubris Variation
Format: 12"
Label: Black Truffle
Country: Australia
Price: $22.00
"Oren Ambarchis Editions Mego release, Hubris (EMEGO 227CD/LP, 2016), gets the remix treatment courtesy of electronic music legend Ricardo Villalobos. Villalobos expertly transforms Ambarchis layered web of countless sustained and pulsating palm-muted guitars into a funky, mesmerizing and propulsive long-form piece. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at D&M, Berlin March 2016. Photograph by Estelle Hanania. Sculptures by Daniel Druet. Design by Stephen OMalley." - Black Truffle.

Artist: AMOLVACY
Title: Ho-Ho-Kus
Format: LP
Label: Black Velvet Fuckere
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"At least pray God to give me patience in my suffering. So concludes Lover Go From Hence, a tale of tumultuous romantic upheaval on the new Amolvacy record Ho-Ho-Kus. Here we have hearts wrenched from guts and firmly planted in the dirt; but also sprouting new romance, seduction, and... the church? And the French? Francois Rabelais wrote Garantua And Pantagruel - a major influence on this album - in the early 16th c. to caricature the faux morality of his time. Amolvacy offer Ho-Ho-Kus in the same cantankerous spirit, but this time perhaps to parody their own morality. Lead vocalist Sheila Donovan (ex-Tall Boys) is a longstanding member of the Laboratory Theater Company in NYC, and her partners are Aaron Moore of Volcano the Bear and Dave Nuss of the No-Neck Blues Band. Together they are the Amolvacy family. All things were shared in the making of this record, nothing hidden, no secrets left untold. Pressed on clear vinyl, in a die-cut sleeve." -Black Velvet Fuckere.

Artist: ARSENIO
Title: 00 2 iii
Format: Cass
Label: Black Velvet Fuckere
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"Those who heard the RAW THUG CD-R on U-Sound will be chomping at the bit over this recording from the same mind (though different handle).  Known little beyond the Kentucky-Indiana state line, though even those close with in that line arent sure who Arsenio actually is?  It is a fact that while attending high school he did convince his entire class for 2 years that his name was Arsenio (though it is not).  A bare foot Napoleon & Josephine wonderer through out Louisville who talks in nonsequitor guruisms, sets up one man junkyard gamelan performances to no one in abandoned parking lots and drives a car whose front windshield is covered in stickers revealing a view hole no larger than a little green apple wrapped in Kentucky-chrome (duct-tape).  Known as Arsenio, Alan the Egpytian, Raw Thug, Arthur Kalow, Pewitisha, the Whistler, etc.,  No one is quite sure what is printed on his birth certificate....  or if one exists?  Evidence suggests this recording was created in 2000 while channelling surfing American Intuitive Esoterica." - Black Velvet Fuckere.
SOLD OUT

Artist: CHERRY BLOSSOMS, THE
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Black Velvet Fuckere
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"At long last, here is the debut LP from The Cherry Blossoms, who describe themselves as "Middle-Tennessees finest anarchic post neo-skiffle collective specializing in kazoo-exotica." They are the musical heirs of Dock Boggs visceral holler; they share the true gut-sung honesty of Bosavi guitar band music; they are a Dixie-fried Arkestra with out-of-tune acoustic guitars replacing every saxophone and a kazoo in place of Sun Ras mellotron. This LP finally brings to proper format their most celebrated and celebratory songs, from interstellar boogie ("Rockin Rocket Ship") to agitational architectural conservation anthem ("Golden Windows"), The Cherry Blossoms offer the OTHER Nashville Sound, the one that a multi-million dollar industry and a million pairs of snakeskin boots will never notice and can never corrupt. With only handmade releases and limited touring, the band has made fans and friends of the likes of Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance), Will Oldham, Josephine Foster, and David Tibet (Current 93). Thats an extremely short list �?? few who have heard the songs and voices of Peggy Snow, John Allingham, and the legion other Cherry Blossoms past and present have been immune to the contagious sound of the most honest band in America." - Black Velvet Fuckere.

Artist: CRAPPY NIGHTMAREVILLE
Title: Nautilus
Format: 7"
Label: Black Velvet Fuckere
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"the A side is a meticulously crafted studio composition in the Morricone tradition and the B side is a meticulously crafted abstract sound scape, more along the Nurse with Wound vantage point." - BVF.

Artist: CRAPPY NIGHTMAREVILLE
Title: Neutron Dracula
Format: 7"
Label: Black Velvet Fuckere
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"13 gestating years past and CRAPPY NIGHTMAREVILLEs pod unfolds in full color via this 7" single which is not just their debut but also birth marks the first of a four part vinyl single series: an engraved introduction by way of alien-forcept exacavation of their Old Kentucky Womb. Prior stages spiraled from Public-Prank to Outer-Earth Music-Concret to Scaling-the-Scaur of Bavarian-Salt-Licks. Side A, "NEUTRON DRACULA", imagines the scene from gypsy classic Latcho Drom when children sing "We are the bloody nail in the foot of Jesus on the cross", only reinterpreted as a Saturday morning cartoon. Side B, "BLACK BEAM DUB", is smoke from a wounded nurse surrealing Sun Ra into a new form of dub music that will have you and your headphones installing a seatbelt into your couch for endless round trips. Crappy Nightmareville is one of Louisvilles longest running aural magnetic-bananimals and shares drinking water with a huge cast of bands including The Web, Evergreen, The Belgian Waffles, Sapat and Kark. Beautiful post-nuclear fall-out full-color sleeve. Edition of 350." - Black Velvet Fuckere.

Artist: HUMONGOUS
Title: Miniature Pinschers
Format: LP
Label: Black Velvet Fuckere
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
“Conjure Captain Beefheart & The B-52s grafting-bones on stage at the county fair. Grease-up a chalked-out airbrush-portrait of The Cherry Blossoms & Erase Errata on a fish fry date. Confound dance moves formed when Mr. Quintron feeds amphetamines to a young King Kong. Now forget all of that. The extant sounds of Humongous “Miniature Pinschers” are soiled by the gnarled roots of American Oddball-Classicism, something utterly lacking in much of todays music. They also breathe the fresh breath of INFECTIOUS FUN into music that effortlessly straddles the age old pendulum trains of tradition and innovation, of stomp and swerve, of brain and heart, of chops and guts, of logic and visceral-intuition. One of Louisvilles best kept secrets for over a decade, this debut proper release by HUMONGOUS has finally come to fruition. LP comes with free digital download code.” - Black Velvet Fuckere.

Artist: JACKWACKER
Title: ...Things From Inside The Body
Format: LP
Label: Black Velvet Fuckere
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Fucking Hoosiers. We brought you Jim Jones, Michael Jackson, Axel Rose, David Lee Roth, Rahsaan Roland Kirks hot-shot of dope, Americas widest spread infestation of the Ku Klux Klan and a bunch of flat land covered with republicans, bibles, corn and soy beans. Though even in shithole towns exceptions abound and often the bubbles amongst the bleakest territories are the most potent. We could jabber on about exiles like Phill Niblock, jump way back to Gennett Records, cull the vineyards for the lost White Noise recordings of the late 70s, cross-examine Xenakis various teaching assistants at I.U., draw a family tree connecting MX-80 Sound and John Cougar Mellencamp to the same branch or suss out the collective Hoosier psychic-retribution following the night both DNA and William S. Burroughs shared stages in Bloomington... but the wax winged frisbee from the dead that we have HERE is the last nail in the wheezing coffin of INDIANA PUNK ROCK. 13 years after the fact, JACKWACKERs recorded remains have finally been excavated for your ears and Ill be damned if they are not as vital as ever, proving to be the final chapter of the story told by MX-80 Sound, Dancing Cigarettes, The Gizmos, Dow Jones & the Industrials, Panics, the Red Snerts comp and of course, the Belgian Waffles! What we also have here is one of very few early 90s groups that could keep their blowtorch ablaze between the shitstorm of their contemporaries HARRY PUSSY and MONOSHOCK. If Harry Pussy stoned the blues and Monoshock winged the Hawk with a hiss, then Jackwacker lit up a diesel-doused NO-WAVE with a couple hits of speed a la throned & one arm left gropin for some shit tickets danglin on a wire hanger in a drafty busted out skyroof like a wabber-jawed fish out of water with an under-bite, flapp-flossin the gills of its tail betwixt the holes in your head. They strapped on Nikola Telsa ear goggles and dropped some towers while everyone gawked at the planes. Jackwacker crawled out of the bleak bubble of early 90s Bloomington followed by a short lived relocation to Madison, Wisconsin, where they soon dissolved. Thriving briefly as outsiders of the Midwest No-Wave hula bahloo, they shared bills amongst folks like Couch, Duotron, the Scissor Girls, The Flying Luttenbachers, To Live and Shave in L.A., Zerobot and Lake of Dracula. This scene often relied on theatrics and the lions share of its sound artifacts are not up to snuff but thankfully Jackwacker aint like that. Elijah Prichett sang and played a guitar strung with 3 bass strings and 3 guitar strings. Rob Stockwell played drums. Both grew up as musicians with serious chops honed in the classical and jazz world. This physical endurance/precision/memory cant be hidden with JACKWACKER but they both had the HEAD, HEART and BALLS to stear clear of flacid progressive rock virtuoso noodling or incidental rote-ranting bullshit and INSTEAD created the perfect juxtaposition of fryin an egg on your g-spot primal ID and know-how intention/control; plainly speaking they just fucking rock. Of the handful of people that cared about the Harry Pussy sound sphere back in the day, there is now a bus load of handfuls aping their sound into a retrograde orbit. Lets correct the mis-readings, go back to the source, tap the well and realign, post-haste." - Black Velvet Fuckere.

Artist: NERVOID
Title: How To Pull The Wool Over Your Own Eyes
Format: Cass
Label: Black Velvet Fuckere
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"One of the very first Black Velvet Fuckere releases (1997) is now again available.  Imagine your favorite Very Good Recordings artists covering Twin Infinitives armed with only two microcassettes and a tape deck.  Recorded 1995-97." - BVF.

Artist: PHANTOM FAMILY HALO
Title: The Legend of Black Six
Format: LP
Label: Black Velvet Fuckere
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Debauche hedonism a la early 1970s rock... a party album for excavating your libido. Krautrock lock grooves give way to full throttle Alice Cooper/Black Sabbath moves but mid-tempo Scott Walker fronting early Roxy Music is closest to the core; with occassional flickers of Tangerine Dream synth-glaciers and Marc Bolan bare-bones. Dominic Mario Santo Cipolla also sings in Dead Child (Venom/Judas Priest veined metal band with David Pajo on guitar; ep forthcoming) and plays drums and sings some with Sapat (forthcoming LP/CD on Siltbreeze). Phantom Family Halo guitarist Michael McMahan was also a touring member of the Slint Reunion band and founding member of The For Carnation along with his older brother Brian McMahan. Vinyl only silk-screened first edition." - Black Velvet Fuckere.
SOLD OUT

Artist: SAPAT
Title: An Ox
Format: CDR
Label: Black Velvet Fuckere
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"last few copies of summer 2005 tour cdr recently found in a suitcase. tripolar attack: heavy guitar psych a la early 70s pink floyd through an epic am radio, heliocentric percussive home taper jass warple & lofi tunesmithery out of the classic rock school or velvet underground & can (+ an amon duul 2 medley!)... full length on siltbreeze hits late january." - Black Velvet Fuckere.
SOLD OUT

Artist: SAPAT
Title: Halycon Daze, Mystikal Stupors/Krackhausblooze
Format: 7"
Label: Black Velvet Fuckere
Country: USA
Price: $4.50
"Imagine if the Edgar Broughton Band spent their formative years in a crack house on the bayou swamping out the rock in desperate need of a shot of penicillin. Now exit that doorpass and enter again: peak to peak of Mainliner, Psychosexual RnB, Eric Dolphy-Gagaku, William S. Burroughs ghost writing a straight line diatribe for a vertiginous Howlin Wolf and Tony Joe Whites wah bleaching on the beach with a Sassquatch. While Sapats forthcoming LP/CD on Siltbreeze is a bong shot of dusty sunlight vitamin C enveloper rays, this 7" single is a quarantined crater of wasabi soup strainer knock your dick in the dirt dixie raunch. Spins at 33rpm and clocks in at nearly 15 minutes! Members of various Kentucky head units: Valley of Ashes, Virgin Eye Blood Brothers, Phantom Family Halo, Dead Child, Son of Earth and Kark." - Black Velvet Fuckere.
SOLD OUT

Artist: SPECTRE FLUX
Title:
Format: Cass
Label: Black Velvet Fuckere
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"Pete Nolan (Magik Markers, Virgin Eye Blood Brothers, Wooden Wand, Valley of Ashes, Cops, Sapat, GHQ) solo oscillating haunterings recorded live in an upscale radio studio from an undisclosed location amongst the eastern seaboard, broadcast at the time through frequencies all over the world.  edition of 100 each wrapped in one of a kind art work rendered by Sproston Alexander Abplanalp, age 4." - Black Velvet Fuckere.
SOLD OUT

Artist: TERMINAL WASTE BAND
Title: Dial M for Monkey/ Yom Kippur War
Format: 7"
Label: Black Velvet Fuckere
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"Last I heard from these gouchos they was lightin up the sonic skies w/a brand of fuzz they called Barn Rock. But a move northwest & so many Trappist ales later, maybe its safe to say the barn has given way to a shed. But density is relative & on here the trio dont lunge into the whoosh of Hawkwind & Mountain as before, yet they aint missed a beat neither. These tracks seem more set the controls for the heart of the rural-delica sun, following the not so easily understood maps of neo-cartographers such as Thinking Fellers & Strapping Fieldhands. The moral of this offering might be revenge is dish best served cold & if you miss Blackjack mailorder as much as I do, they you know what I mean." - Roland Woodbe, Siltblog. Silkscreeened sleeves. Features Scott Derr of Monoshock, Sternklang, Black Jack Records, etc..

Artist: UNCLE JIM
Title: Superstars Of Greenwich Meantime
Format: LP
Label: Black Velvet Fuckere
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"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 the UNCLE JIM... 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 ALAN BISHOPs own personal anthology of BLACK HUMOUR, filled to the brim full of diatribes backed up by bad ass musicians (including all of the Sun City Girls).  A masterpiece of the SCG cannon.  Limited to 500 copies." - Black Velvet Fuckere.
SOLD OUT

Artist: V/A
Title: Ass High And Left Of Center
Format: Video
Label: Black Velvet Fuckere
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Last copies of this ultra limited one of a kind video compilation compiled in 1997 through the damaged lenses of a very Siltbreeze world view.  Two full hours of psychedelia, free-jazz, noise, lounge-music infitration-confrontation, experimental film (high and low brow), live footage, collage and beyond.  Highlights include: a heavy UN clip that is half live show w/ 16mm film projections projected onto the band and dense tweeked out post show visual maniuplations; featuring Marcia Bassett who went on too form Double Leopards & Hototogisu, Tara Burke who went on to form Fursaxa and films by Chris Gray who went on to form Double Leopards, Endless Boogie, Whicked Finger and White Rock.  Twisted Village guitar shredder Bob Bannister throws down at Speaking in Tongues w/ TONO-BUNGAY.  COFFEE skronks in key of a Man-Ray damaged reincarnation films.  NOGGIN unloads their ultimate aural output juxtaposed with 2 sets of homemade Jackson Pollack in motion paint-on-the-celluloid a la Stan Brakhage inspired films.  CLIMAX GOLDEN TWINS conjure a radio circus of turntables showcasing endless beautiful platters of wax hand made by vinyl record artist JESSE PAUL MILLER and his SECRET RECORDS label.  Adris Hoyos and Eric Ostrowski feedback.  IRVING KLAW TRIO stick porky the pig up their own hairy jass.  HYPNOTIQUE pull a rockNroll swindle a la a bogus press kit landing gig at an upscale dress code yuppie lounge music night club - absurd Martin Denny covers and amazing costumes get them dragged off stage in one of the most acid damaged moments in Canadian history!  2 FULL hours of this and much more.  Ultra limited in an edition of 444.  These are the last copies that have been in storage for over 6 years." - BVF.
SOLD OUT

Artist: V/A
Title: Ass High And Left Of Center
Format: VHS
Label: Black Velvet Fuckere
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Last copies of this ultra limited video compilation compiled in 1997 through the damaged lenses of a very Siltbreeze world view. Two full hours of psychedelia, free-jazz, noise, lounge-music infitration-confrontation, experimental film (high and low brow), live footage, collage and beyond. UN, featuring Marcia Bassett now of the Double Leopards and Hototogisu and Tara Burke now of Fursaxa, offers a scorching live set that included found films projected on to them and addition video tweakery from Chris Gray who now plays with Double Leopards and Endless Boogie. Twisted Village shredder Bob Bannister (with TONO-GUNGAY) throws down hot licks guitar based psychedelic speaking in tongues rock from a live show in Cleveland. NOGGIN presents home made film a la the Stan Brakhage paint directly on the celluloid approach accompanied by some of their best audio, ever. CLIMAX GOLDEN TWINS construct a radio circus in a room full of record players simultaniously playing beautiful handmade "art records" construct by Jesse Paul Miller of SECRET RECORDS." -Black Velvet Fuckere.
SOLD OUT

Artist: VALLEY OF ASHES
Title: Cavehill Hunters Attrition
Format: Triple LP
Label: Black Velvet Fuckere
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"In todays scene of hippy dippy two bit mystic miasmas and self-appointed avatars hung up high on hollow Shangri-La noose-notion-poses, one who plays psychedelic music is hesitant when choosing adjectives. Utter the term freak folk and Vallley Of Ashes might cut yr face. Approach with candor and they might peel back their own skulls and open their minds to you plain and simple -- straight from the gut. Cavehill Hunters Attrition is a sprawling triple LP collection that channels a huge spectrum yet maintains a distinct overall sound of their own that is not at all trying hard to be unique yet at the same time is not looking backward to the past. The sound is timeless -- is it 1972 or 2003?  A marriage of refinement and roughness, killer chops and outer abandon, structure and spontaneity, private and public, introversion and extroversion, sobriety and derangement, abject orchestras and backwoods dirges, tuning up and tuning in, microtones and dead moon anthems, love and hate; delicate hazy acoustic smoke rings, primitivist-exorcist metal, esp/actual singed free drifts of strings-wood-skin, junkyard gamelan, sunday morning chamber pot clouds and a gritty analog warmth lazy river town opium den dwellers both vital yet polluted -- with catfish the size of barges lurking down in the mud below the surface. Points of reference range from the kommunial flow of Siloah, the delicate fog song-smithery of Stone Angel and the heaviness of primitive Amon Duul 2 and Trad Gras. Yet the sound is distinctly American -- Midwestern - Kentucky chrome held together with duct tape. This beautifully packaged box set culminates with a side long liveboot dream-frisbee of a Danny Whitten-era Crazy Horse-smoking some Algerian-bluegrass w/ the Velvet Underground riding that full moon mood elevator. Valley of Ashes contains members of endless Kentucky sound miners including Sapat (forthcoming LP on Siltbreeze), Virgin Eye Blood Brothers, Raw Thug, Kark and the Magick Markers." - BVF. Restocked repress at a much lower price.

Artist: GANG WIZARD
Title: Spirit Vs. Soul
Format: Lathe Cut 10"
Label: Blackbean & Placenta
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"Limited to 20 copies. Gang Wizards first release in over 3 years!Original members Christopher Breedon and Mike Landucci (Blackbean and Placenta founder) team up with younger brother Tom Landucci for six new songs of revved up improvised nonsense, though more structured and song like than most of the bands output of the past ten years. Spirit vs Soul marks Gang Wizards first overtly Christian album, though you wouldnt know it from the clatter, feedback, ridiculous screaming, stumbling about, and propelled scuzz of it all." - Blackbean & Placenta.

Artist: BIG TROUBLES
Title: Freudian Slips
Format: 7"
Label: Blackburn
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"Big Troubles are a duo based out of Ridgewood, NJ (home to Real Estate, Ducktails, Fluffy Lumbers, etc). Alex Craig and Ian Drennan started Big Troubles in the summer of 2009 after playing in many bands together since early adolescence. The songs on this EP were some of the first the band recorded that summer in Ians basement, surrounded by guitars, a multitude of pedals, a drum machine, and a 4-track. This 7" is a chunk of overwhelmingly woozy guitar pop that transcends the thinness of most lo-fi music of this era. Leading off the release is an alternate version of "Freudian Slips" that has been floating around the interweb over the past few months." - Blackburn. LP on Olde English Spelling Bee "soon"..
SOLD OUT

Artist: SORE EROS
Title: Taal Compass
Format: 7"
Label: Blackburn
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"Sore Eros Taal Compass single is more than just a quick pit stop between last years Second Chants (Shdwply Records) and the upcoming Know Touching LP. Both ⿿Taal Compass⿝ and b-side ⿿Wide Open,⿝ which features space age post-punk hero Gary War on synths, are slow burners that reveal an understated majesty, but their style and execution suggest wildly different mindsets. The title track is plaintive, with songwriter and lead man Robert Robinsons vocals emerging organically from the analog distortion that coats the song. Flip the record over for an atmospheric epic that builds gracefully to an overwhelming crescendo that certainly earns the name ⿿Wide Open.⿝ In an edition of 500." - Blackburn.

Artist: AF URSIN
Title: Aura Legato
Format: CD
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"Blackest Ever Black presents the first CD edition of Af Ursins 2005 masterpiece Aura Legato. Af Ursin is the alter ego of Finnish autodidact composer/improviser Timo van Luijk. His work is rooted in the use of acoustic instruments (wind, percussion, strings), but his special sensitivity to the timbral qualities of each instrument, and his deft blurring of them, results in a sound-world that is mysterious, amorphous and hallucinatory, full of suggestive shadows, creaks and whispers. Van Luijks process begins always with pure improvisation: music played in an intuitive, sensual way, without the employment of conscious technique. He performs and overdubs each instrumental component himself, and out of this process micro-structures and loose arrangements emerge: the piece becomes an improvised composition. Aura Legato is one of van Luijks darker and more acutely psychedelic offerings: a work of profound interiority, but one that also conjures images of old Europe and fin-de-siècle decadence - dabblings in Thelema, the fog of the opium-den - and has earned comparisons to Third Ear Band, Nurse With Wound, Mirror and HNAS." - Blackest Ever Black.

Artist: AF URSIN
Title: Aura Legato
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $31.00
"Blackest Ever Black presents Af Ursins 2005 masterpiece Aura Legato. Af Ursin is the alter ego of Finnish autodidact composer/improviser Timo van Luijk. His work is rooted in the use of acoustic instruments (wind, percussion, strings), but his special sensitivity to the timbral qualities of each instrument, and his deft blurring of them, results in a sound-world that is mysterious, amorphous and hallucinatory, full of suggestive shadows, creaks and whispers. Van Luijks process begins always with pure improvisation: music played in an intuitive, sensual way, without the employment of conscious technique. He performs and overdubs each instrumental component himself, and out of this process micro-structures and loose arrangements emerge: the piece becomes an improvised composition. Aura Legato is one of van Luijks darker and more acutely psychedelic offerings: a work of profound interiority, but one that also conjures images of old Europe and fin-de-siècle decadence - dabblings in Thelema, the fog of the opium-den - and has earned comparisons to Third Ear Band, Nurse With Wound, Mirror and HNAS." - Blackest Ever Black.

Artist: ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS
Title: To Make A Fool Ask, And You Are The First
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $22.00
"Ashtray Navigationss To Make A Fool picks up where the nerve-damaged exotica of 2015s A Shimmering Replica left off - acerbic "surf" guitar and synthetic salt-breeze fit for the Tropic of Yorkshire. Instant immersion in a potent, pungent psychedelia that feels equal parts cosmic and aquatic. What Phil Todd wrenches out of his instrument these days is a language unto itself - a helical, grieving howl, a (super)natural efflorescence, beyond earthly description - ur-rock and post-everything. Equal emphasis is given here to pulsating machine rhythms and lush keyboard textures, with contributions by Mel ODubhshlaine. There were pre-echoes of all this in the recent Fluctuants (2015) and Aero Infinite (2014), but To Make A Fool feels like the fullest expression of something which was only glimpsed in those earlier works. The side-long "Spray Two" - gently eddying string-pads gradually slashed with fraught piano improvisations - is a masterpiece in its own right. At its delirious peak, the whole thing boils over into brooding, arpeggiated noir-techno - Michael Manns steadicam roaming Leedss B-roads, some kind of tangerine nightmare - before finally cooling into a bleary starfield of pure and sumptuous hypno-tone. This is a trip, in the most skull-splitting, soul-crinkling sense of the word, but it soothes and heals as well. A circular and transformative journey to the other side of the underneath, and a landmark recording from one of the most adept and visionary nodes in Britains freak-out underground." - Blackest Ever Black.

Artist: BARNETT & COLOCCIA
Title: Weld
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $25.00
“Faith Coloccia and Alex Barnett return to Blackest Ever Black with their second duo album, Weld; working with synthesizers, effected vocals, raw electrical noise, field recordings, EVP techniques, tape manipulation, and drum machines to create a music at once lucid and mystic. Its songs embody various experiential philosophies and objectives: searching for the sacred in the forgotten and supposedly useless; exploring the meaning of "natural"; listening for the pulse of the ancient; using technology both to materialize memory and to dream a folklore for a future age. Coloccia and Barnetts ambition is apparent early on in the stately, medievalist keyboard/choral poetics of "Truth Teller," moving through the agitated wormhole techno of "Dreamsnake," to the white light-emitting, near-symphonic plainchant of "Healer." The zero-hour synth pulsations of "Blight" are first interrupted, then engulfed, by an extra-terrestrial broadcast of piercing bell and glass-tones; "AM Horizon" is pitched bewitchingly between Prophet-5 pulp futurism and earthbound, atavistic dread; the baroque harmonic sequence of "Agate Cross" disintegrates at its very climax, cooling and dissipating into a deep star-field of pure tone. "Ash Grove" and "Rose Eye" are exhilarating exercises in contemporary musique concrète; complex timbral constructs in which Coloccias disembodied glossolalia, swooping strings, and other nameless sonic spectra conspire to evoke extra-dimensional space and the highest spiritual drama. Weld speaks its own distinctive dream-language, but it comes highly recommend to anyone enamored of the brittle sci-fi synth-scapes in Caroline Ks Now Wait for Last Year, the amorphous electronics of Beatriz Ferreyras work, Conrad Schnitzlers more gothic moments, and even the gravest metaphysical reckonings of a Stockhausen or a Rózmann.” - Blackest Ever Black.

Artist: BERROCAL, JAC/DAVID FENECH/VINCENT EPPLAY
Title: Why
Format: 7"
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"Jac Berrocal, David Fenech, and Vincent Epplay return with their first record since 2015s Antigravity (BLACKEST 011CD/LP). The title track is a louche but volatile art-rock panther-stalk... a cracked jazz ode on street hassle, pitched somewhere between Vince Taylor-in-exile and PiLs Metal Box (1979)... Berrocal on vocals, a slurring stream-of-consciousness that becomes a yowl of despair; drums loose and dub-delayed; Fenechs jagged guitar phrasing, and Epplays electronics set to flay. "Ice Exposure" situates Befs mournful, muted trumpet in the eerie deep-freeze ambience that characterized Antigravity, and "Alienor En Aout" coaxes a gloomy poetry from affectless cold war radio broadcasts." - Blackest Ever Black.

Artist: BERROCAL/DAVID FENECH/VINCENT EPPLAY, JAC
Title: Antigravity
Format: CD
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"Legendary trumpeter Jac Berrocal joins two fellow travelers in the French avant-garde, David Fenech and Vincent Epplay. A lugubrious mise-en-scène in which ice-cold outlaw jazz meets musique concrète, DIY whimsy, and dubwise studio science, all watched over by the lost souls and hungry ghosts of rock n roll. The trios first album together, Antigravity is a richly imagined universe combining original compositions and détourned standards. Berrocal revisits his own signature piece "Rock n Roll Station," which first appeared on his 77 LP Parallèles (TES 037CD) with chain-wielding, leather-clad wildman of British rock n roll Vince Taylor singing the lead, and Berrocal on micd up bicycle; here, the Frenchman takes the vocal reins. A barely recognizable interpretation of Talking Heads "The Overload" pushes beyond the bush of ghosts into a fourth world dread-zone of stalking drum-machine rhythms, humid electronics, and jagged guitar phrasing, while "Where Flamingos Fly" reroutes the Gil Evans Orchestras classic rendition through the seamiest back-streets of the 13th arrondissement; there, as on the trios reading of "Kinder Lieder," the mood is romantic, but stark, isolationist: imagine Chet Baker falling through the glacial sound-world of early PiL or Scott Walkers Climate of Hunter. Originals include the agitated Iberian psychedelia of "Spain," and "Panic in Bali," which begins in seemingly trad-jazz fashion only to swell into a cacophony of a gurgling electronics and fevered "Lonely Woman" quotations. "Solaris" is a swirling, suspenseful arabesque of whiplash guitars and Black Ark FX, Berrocals trumpet hitting deep blue notes while his vocals are sliced and diced and tossed into a yawning void of tape-delay -- like Antigravity at large, the result is oblique, dissolving, forever out of reach. Despite the chilly, sometimes austere mood of the album, it is, ultimately, a deeply human and welcoming work, with a playfulness and sly humor pervading; see the anarchic cross-hatch of "Ife Layo," or the CD-only track "Lessai des Suintes ou le bal des Futaies," Berrocals poetic disquisition on the infinite variety of female genitalia. Mischief and misdirection are rife here, and fans of Officer!, Henry Cow, and the ReR axis will find much to chew on. Play, as we know, is serious business. Put another way, and to quote Berrocal entirely out of context, Antigravity is completely crazy, completely timeless, completely out. As its title suggests, the objective is nothing less than lift-off, weightlessness, a total unshackling from earth. Sunglasses on, collar up, lets go." - Blackest Ever Black.

Artist: BERROCAL/DAVID FENECH/VINCENT EPPLAY, JAC
Title: Antigravity
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $25.00
"Legendary trumpeter Jac Berrocal joins two fellow travelers in the French avant-garde, David Fenech and Vincent Epplay. A lugubrious mise-en-scène in which ice-cold outlaw jazz meets musique concrète, DIY whimsy, and dubwise studio science, all watched over by the lost souls and hungry ghosts of rock n roll. The trios first album together, Antigravity is a richly imagined universe combining original compositions and détourned standards. Berrocal revisits his own signature piece "Rock n Roll Station," which first appeared on his 77 LP Parallèles (TES 037CD) with chain-wielding, leather-clad wildman of British rock n roll Vince Taylor singing the lead, and Berrocal on micd up bicycle; here, the Frenchman takes the vocal reins. A barely recognizable interpretation of Talking Heads "The Overload" pushes beyond the bush of ghosts into a fourth world dread-zone of stalking drum-machine rhythms, humid electronics, and jagged guitar phrasing, while "Where Flamingos Fly" reroutes the Gil Evans Orchestras classic rendition through the seamiest back-streets of the 13th arrondissement; there, as on the trios reading of "Kinder Lieder," the mood is romantic, but stark, isolationist: imagine Chet Baker falling through the glacial sound-world of early PiL or Scott Walkers Climate of Hunter. Originals include the agitated Iberian psychedelia of "Spain," and "Panic in Bali," which begins in seemingly trad-jazz fashion only to swell into a cacophony of a gurgling electronics and fevered "Lonely Woman" quotations. "Solaris" is a swirling, suspenseful arabesque of whiplash guitars and Black Ark FX, Berrocals trumpet hitting deep blue notes while his vocals are sliced and diced and tossed into a yawning void of tape-delay -- like Antigravity at large, the result is oblique, dissolving, forever out of reach. Despite the chilly, sometimes austere mood of the album, it is, ultimately, a deeply human and welcoming work, with a playfulness and sly humor pervading; see the anarchic cross-hatch of "Ife Layo," or the CD-only track "Lessai des Suintes ou le bal des Futaies," Berrocals poetic disquisition on the infinite variety of female genitalia. Mischief and misdirection are rife here, and fans of Officer!, Henry Cow, and the ReR axis will find much to chew on. Play, as we know, is serious business. Put another way, and to quote Berrocal entirely out of context, Antigravity is completely crazy, completely timeless, completely out. As its title suggests, the objective is nothing less than lift-off, weightlessness, a total unshackling from earth. Sunglasses on, collar up, lets go. Includes MP3/FLAC download code." - Blackest Ever Black.

Artist: BLACK RAIN
Title: Dark Pool
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $26.00
"Dark Pool is the new studio album from Black Rain, the projects first in 18 years. Produced in New York City by Stuart Argabright, Black Rains founder and figurehead, Dark Pool is a work of hard-edged sonic fiction rooted in cyberpunks quintessential neo-noir cityscape/dataspace but projecting into a farther future of biotechnological advancement and alienation. Stuart Argabright first landed in New York in 1978. By day, he worked as a landscape gardener for the upscale likes of Rock Hudson and Bob Dylan, while at night involving himself in all manner of subcultural activity -- the reverberations of which are still being felt today. He co-founded seminal no wave minimalists Ike Yard (whose early 1980s work has been cited as an influence by the likes of Kode9, Young Echo and Silent Servant), collaborated with the late Rammellzee in futurist hip-hop outfit Death Comet Crew (recently reactivated for an LP on Powells Diagonal label) and as Dominatrix scored a bona fide club hit with the downtown electro classic "The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight" (1984). Black Rain was revived in the wake of 2011s Now Im Just a Numbers release and Argabright has toured extensively under the name and in 2013 released an EP of live recordings, Protoplasm, on BEB. Three of the EPs four tracks appear here on Dark Pool in radically revised and expanded form: the stuttering ribofunk of "Endourban" is now anchored by ominous string pads faintly redolent of Argabrights label-mates Raime, while "Data River" revisits the accelerated beat-stream of Black Rains 1996 album Nanarchy, and the low-slung "Protoplasm" has evolved into a sprawling, syncopated techno epic -- the sound of red dawn rising on an illegal replicant rave. A further seven new productions feature. "Burst," its title perhaps a nod toSogo Ishiis 1982 biker gang saga Burst City, harks back to the scrap-metal-banging brutalism of Black Rain mk.1; "Xibalba Road Metamorph," the albums angry, anguished centerpiece, externalizes the sadness and self-loathing of Jeters oppressed post-human workforce. "Night in New Chiang Saen" reimagines dub as the viral product of one of AgriGens morally-suspect scientific initiatives in The Windup Girl, before "Who Will Save the Tiger?" calls upon spidery, Metalheadz-esque breakbeats and wailing guitar drones to summon a 23rd century Ark. Vocals (on "Profusion" and "Profusion II") from Zoe Zanias (Keluar), and a brief spoken intervention from Sean Young (who of course played Rachel inBlade Runner) are simply the most audible manifestations of a dejected feminine presence that haunts the entire album. For all its textual references, Dark Pool is a visceral and straight-talking affair: its body-hammer rhythms and brooding sound design require no explanation for their impact to be felt." - Blackest Ever Black.

Artist: BLACK RAIN
Title: Protoplasm
Format: 12"
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
"Protoplasm is a four-track EP by Black Rain, containing its first new material since 1996. Since the release of the Blackest Ever Black compilation Now Im Just a Number: Soundtracks 1994-95, Stuart Argabright (also of Ike Yard, Dominatrix, Death Comet Crew) has reactivated the Black Rain project. The four tracks of desolated cyberpunk techno that constitute Protoplasm were recorded live from the desk at the 2012 Blackest Ever Black showcase at Corsica Studios, London. Mastered by Matt Colton at Alchemy, London. Edition of 500." -Blackest Ever Black.
SOLD OUT

Artist: BREMEN
Title: Eclipsed
Format: Double LP
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $31.00
“Bremen return with Eclipsed, a double LP of glacial electronics, strung-out drone-punk, and smoldering space-rock minimalism. Following the release of their self-titled debut on Skrammel in 2013, the Swedish duo of Jonas Tiljander (Brainbombs) and Lanchy Orre (Brainbombs,Totalitär) joined the Blackest Ever Black fold in 2014 with Second Launch (BLACKEST 033LP). If the mood of that record was brooding and stygian, its monochord intensity unfaltering, then Eclipsed, this equally sprawling set, could be construed as a warmer, more dynamic, and variegated offering. Perhaps. There are still passages that are heavier than a death in the family. Still a staunch obsession with the consciousness-altering power of repetition. The bands points of departure are specific: a particular organ sound from J. A. Seazers 1970s recordings, the squalid alien guitar tone of Chrome, the cranked psychic roar-out riffage of Hawkwind, the melancholic mode of Swedish jazz pianist Jan Johansson, minimalism from La Monte Young to Eleh, "cold 80s electronic sound," and sloppy, lo-fi psychedelic rock from the likes of Pärson Sound and Träd, Gräs och Stenar. Tiljanders icily poised synth and organ drones and the grieving cosmic howl of Orres guitar dominate the landscape, but their instrumental palette has also expanded to include various percussion treatments, saxophone, strings, and dissolved vocal fragments. Their exploratory jamming, overdubbing, and dub-savvy mixing yields a music of unbelievable eloquence and physicality. Eclipsed is another masterpiece of black hole psychedelia from one of the greatest underground rock n roll units on the planet. No serious void-worshippers collection is right without it. All songs by Orre/Tiljander. Mastered by Tomas Bodén. Cut by Noel Summerville. Pressed at Optimal. Housed in gatefold sleeve. Includes MP3/FLAC download code.” - Blackest Ever Black.

Artist: BREMEN
Title: Second Launch
Format: Double LP
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $33.00
“Mind-shattering double LP of dysphoric space-rock minimalism from two luminaries of the Swedish punk underground. Second Launch follows Bremens self-titled debut of 2013 and comprises 11 controlled improvisations, reinforced with overdubs, that take clear inspiration from the dark side of Kraut and progressive rock, early electronic and drone music, while also owing something to the fathomlessly bleak interior landscapes conjured by Nico/Cale on The Marble Index and Desertshore. The complex dialogue between Lanchy Orres guitar and Jonas Tiljanders organ, by turns pensive and combative, bound up with their mastery of reverb and feedback, is the focal point of the record; supplemented with drums and sparingly-deployed analog synthesizer tones to evoke nothing less than the vast emptiness of outer space and the obliteration of all meaning and identity in the face of it. From the full-throttle motorik and bonehead repetitions of "Sweepers" and "Entering Phase Two" (echoes of Tiljander and Orres alma mater, Brainbombs) to the deep astral psychedelia of "Static Interferences," via the mournful Northern European ambience of "Walking the Skies," the rolling thunder of "They Were Drifting," and the poignant, star-gazing blues of "Hollow Wave," Second Launch charts impossible gradients in its search for answers to the oldest questions of all. Gatefold sleeve.” - Blackest Ever Black.

Artist: CAROLINE K
Title: Now Wait For Last Year
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $31.00
"First ever vinyl reissue of Caroline Ks outstanding 1985 album, Now Wait For Last Year. This haunting, wistful work of post-industrial synthesizer music - the late Nocturnal Emissions co-founders only solo record - has accrued a fervent cult following over the past 30 years, and copies of the original pressing are today extremely sought-after. Tags like industrial, minimal synth or proto-techno cant really do justice to the richly cinematic sound-world that Caroline Kaye Walters, aka Caroline K, describes as "from the sustained ambient tension of sidelong opener The Happening World to the future-primitive rhythms and stately piano flourishes of Animal Lattice, and the melancholic, deep-frozen synth sequences of Chearth." Fans of Wendy Carloss A Clockwork Orange, Chris Carters The Space Between, and early Detroit techno should pay special attention, but this searching, future-proof masterpiece demands to be heard by all." - Blackest Ever Black.

Artist: CUT HANDS
Title: Damballah 58
Format: 12"
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $16.00
"Damballah 58 is the monstrous sequel to 2012s deadly Black Mamba 12". The title-tracks diabolically addictive vaudou rhythms insinuate deeply before uncoiling convulsively into an irrevocable reclamation of the consciousness. The B-side features "Mamba Muntu" (sister track to the previous "River Mumma" and "Witness the Spread of the Dream"), the treacherously beautiful "Belladonna Theme," and the marauding, burning rush of "Immersion." Written and produced by William Bennett. Original vévé artwork by Mimsy DeBlois. Cut by Noel Summerville at 3345 Mastering, London. 12" vinyl housed in reverse board picture sleeve." -Blackest Ever Black.

Artist: CUT HANDS
Title: Festival of the Dead
Format: Double LP
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $37.00
"2LP version housed in high gloss gatefold sleeve. Includes mp3/FLAC download. It is said that the gods of the dead demand you ritualistically commit to each intensely hot beat of the ceremonial drum. Now, here, is the music for their celebration of death, music to dance together with, to oblivion, a music both spectacular and ecstatic where, like never before, the spirits of Santería and Voudou mix with raw electricity into burning diabolical polyrhythms. Festival of the Dead is without doubt the most potent distillation yet of Cut Hands malign percussive energy, with pieces like "The Claw" and "Vaudou Take Me High" leading the irresistible polyrhythmic assault in pursuit of one thing: a final rapturous celebration of oblivion. Written and produced by William Bennett." - Blackest Ever Black.

Artist: CUT HANDS
Title: Festival of the Dead
Format: CD
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"It is said that the gods of the dead demand you ritualistically commit to each intensely hot beat of the ceremonial drum. Now, here, is the music for their celebration of death, music to dance together with, to oblivion, a music both spectacular and ecstatic where, like never before, the spirits of Santería and Voudou mix with raw electricity into burning diabolical polyrhythms. Festival of the Dead is without doubt the most potent distillation yet of Cut Hands malign percussive energy, with pieces like "The Claw" and "Vaudou Take Me High" leading the irresistible polyrhythmic assault in pursuit of one thing: a final rapturous celebration of oblivion. Written and produced by William Bennett." - Blackest Ever Black.

Artist: DALHOUS
Title: An Ambassador for Laing
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $22.00
"Debut album from the Edinburgh-based duo of Marc Dall and Alex Ander, who work with intricately-stacked percussion, dub-wise bass and a rich harmonic tapestry of processed voices, keys, harp, vibraphone, guitar, woodwind, strings and synthesizer -- every sound re-sampled to the nth degree then subjected to subtle automation and rigorously fine-tuned over a period of many months. From the mesmerizing, pastoral drift of "Anger Sees Red" and "Dwelling by the Meadow" to agitated arabesques like "The Physical Body" and the self-titled "Dalhous," the resulting pieces explore dream-like but treacherous terrain. Eleven questions in a world of blue." - Blackest Ever Black.

Artist: DALHOUS
Title: Will To Be Well
Format: Double LP
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $33.00
“Gatefold double LP version with mp3 download. Will to Be Well is the new studio album by Dalhous, their second for Blackest Ever Black. This double LP reflects writer-producer Marc Dalls continued interest in the life and arcana of R.D. Laing, but also alludes to more universal and enduring mysteries: the relationships between body and mind, illness and wellness, the physical and the metaphysical. The 15 tracks assembled here also showcase the maturation of a uniquely gifted and expressive composer: Dalls stirring, efflorescent melodies and stately harmonic architectures, with their grievously honed simplicity, are a delight: lucid, lyrical, immediate. For all the modernity of Dalhous approach, the album recalls a bygone era in synthesized and sample-based music, a time when its practitioners were not just set-designers but storytellers, too. Will to Be Well arrives just one year on from the Edinburgh-based projects tenebrous debut, An Ambassador for Laing (BLACKEST 003CD/LP), which was released to widespread acclaim in Spring 2013: The Wire praised "a frequently beautiful music, whose often calm surface belies the powerful currents moving beneath it," while FACT called the LP a "wonderfully compelling head-scratcher... opaque, elusive ... and fascinating." Nonetheless, a notable shift in tone has occurred in the 14 months that have elapsed. If Ambassador was a tussle between darkness and light that ended in stalemate, with Will to Be Well it seems the light might just be winning. Pieces like "Transference" and "Her Mind Was a Blank" project a rapturous psychedelic intensity; "To Be Universal You Must Be Specific" and "Entertain the Idea" adopt the serene ambient register of recent Dalhous EP Visibility Is a Trap; while "Sensitised to This Area" goes about its business with an almost Balearic swagger. But light, too, can be oppressive: the sun that gives life can also burn, and bleach, and blind. And even amid the endorphin rush of the albums most ebullient passages, there is the sense of a greater melancholy, an intractable doubt, lurking beneath the surface. Dalhous music is suitably paradoxical, managing to sound at once futuristic and folkloric, both technologically advanced and avowedly pastoral. The elegiac repetitions of "A Communion With These People" and the pagan drones of "Lovers of the Highlands" speak of Dall and his studio partner Alex Anders deep connection to the rugged contours of their native Scottish landscape, while on "Four Daughters by Four Women" and "Thoughts Out of Season" convulsive post-rave rhythms are employed to evoke ancient natural cycles. Though Will to Be Well is a less obviously eerie album than its predecessor, Dalhous nose for the uncanny remains. A defining album from a major young artist.” - Blackest Ever Black.

Artist: EXPLORING JEZEBEL
Title: On a Business Trip to London
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $30.00
“On a Business Trip to London is an album of curious electronics and sissy dance conceived under the shadow of Big Ben by Vivid Extreme. Initial research carried out at Ibis City Hotel, London; purple nail polish applied in Berlin and New York City. The result is the perfect and perhaps overdue meeting of emasculated P.E., limp-wristed ornamental industrial, sickly minimal synth, and cheap suntanned trollop techno. Whats more, its tinny rhythmic ringtone cycles of humiliation and debasement evince an unlikely humanity: there is yearning behind the red ballgag and loud make-up cake; Ducks piggy eyes betray an implacable melancholy. Indeed, despite the sexually explicit nature of its content, On a Business Trip to London is a highly accessible and often disarmingly pretty work that will appeal to the belissima ballerina in all working men. Required listening for all who admire those qualities most fascinating in a woman: allure, magnetism, power, and dominance. This release is for ADULTS ONLY. It contains uncensored sexually explicit material unsuitable for minors. You must be at least 18 to purchase this item. Access and/or ownership may be prohibited in certain states/countries.”

Artist: EXPLORING JEZEBEL
Title: On a Business Trip to London
Format: CD
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"On a Business Trip to London is an album of curious electronics and sissy dance conceived under the shadow of Big Ben by Vivid Extreme. Initial research carried out at Ibis City Hotel, London; purple nail polish applied in Berlin and New York City. The result is the perfect and perhaps overdue meeting of emasculated P.E., limp-wristed ornamental industrial, sickly minimal synth, and cheap suntanned trollop techno. Whats more, its tinny rhythmic ringtone cycles of humiliation and debasement evince an unlikely humanity: there is yearning behind the red ballgag and loud make-up cake; Ducks piggy eyes betray an implacable melancholy. Indeed, despite the sexually explicit nature of its content, On a Business Trip to London is a highly accessible and often disarmingly pretty work that will appeal to the belissima ballerina in all working men. Required listening for all who admire those qualities most fascinating in a woman: allure, magnetism, power, and dominance. This release is for ADULTS ONLY. It contains uncensored sexually explicit material unsuitable for minors. You must be at least 18 to purchase this item. Access and/or ownership may be prohibited in certain states/countries. Track 11 only available on CD version." - Blackest Ever Black.

Artist: F INGERS
Title: Hide Before Dinner
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $29.00
“Hide Before Dinner is an extraordinary LP from a group comprising Carla dal Forno (Tarcar), Samuel Karmel, and Tarquin Manek (Tarcar,LST). Deeply drugged, synth-daubed death-folk and DIY electronics of the highest order; acutely psychedelic, inscrutable but emotional, sunken but prone to soaring, with flashes of horror too. Beautifully conjures the mirth and murk of childhood summers... a relatable surburban gothic... grazed knees, hide-and-seek, nettle-stings. Trampled flowerbeds and failing light. Ghouls in your neighbors garden. Think Nico meets Dome or Alison Statton wandering The Pickle Factory after dark. If you dream you die, you die. Cover art by dal Forno and Manek. Layout assistance by Oliver Smith. Cut by Noel Summerville and pressed at Optimal. Housed in full-color gloss sleeve with printed inner sleeve and download code.” - Blackest Ever Black.

Artist: FORNO, CARLA DAL
Title: Fast Moving Cars
Format: 7"
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"Fast Moving Cars is the debut solo single from Carla dal Forno (F ingers, Tarcar). Poignant, alluring, happy/sad art-pop?Both a song of devotion and a dream of leaving. Languid, dub-wise, but with a heartbreaking clarity and economy of expression. The arrangement is stark, if not austere: rooted bassline, dry snare, noirish synth-drift and whispers of reverb conspire to open space rather than fill it. Its perfect for Carlas voice, a floating understated alto. "Dont be so daft, do something exciting? ". The lyrics are frank; fluent in the feelings that underpin the beginning, middle and end of a relationship." - Blackest Ever Black.
SOLD OUT

Artist: HINCHLIFFE, DICKON
Title: Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1980
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $30.00
"Blackest Ever Black presents the first vinyl edition of Dickon Hinchliffes original score for 1980 -- the second part of Channel 4 and Revolution Films Red Riding trilogy, adapted by Tony Grisoni from David Peaces quartet of novels and first screened in 2009. Each film in the Red Riding trilogy, a landmark achievement in British television history, was helmed by a different director and had its own distinctive look, sound and feel. While Julian Jarrolds 1974 and Anand Tuckers 1983 were both marvelous, well-rounded pictures, James Marshs 1980 -- photographed by Igor Martinovic on 35mm -- somehow seemed to penetrate deeper, hit harder, and linger longer and more vividly in the memory. Described by Tony Grisoni as "an elegant steely trap," 1980s tragic arc is all the more devastating for the glimpses of lightness and redemption with which it taunts its hero -- policeman Peter Hunter, played with astonishing grace and nuance by Paddy Considine. Warren Clarke, Maxine Peake, Peter Mullan, Tony Pitts, Jim Carter, David Morrissey, Sean Harris, Shaun Dooley and Lesley Sharp also figure in what surely ranks as one of the finest British ensemble casts ever assembled. So yes, the acting, writing and direction are all first-rate, but crucial to the mesmeric, elegiac and ultimately pincering, punishing effect of 1980 is its music, composed by Dickon Hinchliffe and performed by a small string ensemble augmented with bass, piano, guitar and percussion. A founding member of Tindersticks, Hinchliffe has played a major role in the bands scores for the films of Claire Denis (including Vendredi Soir, Trouble Every Day and Nénette et Boni), and since flying the roost has established himself as an arthouse and Hollywood composer of considerable renown, with credits including Forty Shades of Blue, Project Nim, Winters Bone and Rampart. Even more eloquently than Paddy Considines note-perfect performance, Hinchliffes music for 1980 articulates Hunters journey from righteousness to ruin, his optimism gradually consumed by dread and paranoia. Even at its most tender, its most hopeful, its most soaringly romantic, the stench of death is all over it." -Blackest Ever Black.

Artist: JAWORZYN, STEFAN
Title: Drained Of Connotation
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $26.00
"Writer, musician, and misanthrope Stefan Jaworzyn was a notorious and energetic presence in the UK underground of the 1980s and 1990s. Following a brief stint in Whitehouse, in 1986 he formed Skullflower with Matthew Bower and remained the bands guitarist for four years, playing on Birthdeath (1988), Form Destroyer (1989) and Xaman (1990), among others. In 1990 he established the Shock label. Shock Records was a resounding boot to the arse of the narrow-minded, welcoming artists as disparate as Lol Coxhill, Coil, Drunks With Guns, The Dead C, and Ramleh into its fold. Jaworzyn rejoined Whitehouse in 1990-1991, and around this time was also invited to participate in a roundtable discussion about serial killers on Channel 4s After Dark program -- it ended with him vehemently debating the meaning of the word "integrity" with fellow guest Michael Winner. Despite having supposedly renounced the guitar, in 1991 Jaworzyn returned to the instrument with some venom, forming Ascension (later Descension) with drummer Tony Irving. In the second half of the decade, Jaworzyn retired the Shock label and largely withdrew from music, choosing to focus on drinking and cursing; although his Texas Chain Saw Massacre Companion was published by Titan Books in 2003, and on occasion he emerged to play live (including the Whitehouse "farewell" show in a duo with drummer Chris Corsano). Now, after 17 years off the grid, Jaworzyn has reappeared. 2013 saw him reactivate Shock to issue two 12" EPs of emphatic new solo material, as well as Eaten Away by Shadows (a compilation of solo bedroom recordings from 82-83) and the aforementioned Skullflower KINO CD series. Pre-dating the Eaten Away tracks, the driving, faintly sociopathic and supremely zoned pieces on Drained of Connotation were created in early/mid-82 at Jaworzyns then home in Cardiff using a Korg MS10 or 20 and his beloved Dr. Rhythm drum machine. SJ: "While a maniacal edge predominates, a couple of pieces seem surprisingly mellow, a concept infrequently associated with my subsequent endeavours and disposition." - Blackest Ever Black.

Artist: LEWIS, ALEXANDER
Title: A Luminous Veil
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $20.00
"A Luminous Veil is the debut release by Alexander Lewis. Six tracks of heart-sore modern industrial and S-M techno created using synth, microphone, and pedals. Recorded in one take with minimal computer processing or post-production. Limited edition of 500 copies only." -Blackest Ever Black.

Artist: LUSTMORD
Title: The Word as Power
Format: Double LP
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $31.00
"Gatefold double LP version. Lustmord first emerged as an associate of SPK in the early 80s, before embarking on a solo career that has yielded such classics as Heresy (1990), The Place Where the Black Stars Hang (1994) and (with Robert Rich) Stalker (1995). Lustmord has also contributed to numerous Hollywood films as music and sound designer, and collaborated with the likes of Clock DVA, Chris & Cosey, Geir Jenssen, The Melvins, Tool, Aaron Turner, Monte Cazazza, and Coils Jhon Balance. Sometimes described as "dark ambient," his work simply goes deeper and further than conventional ambient dares to. Half a decade in the making, The Word as Power is his new studio album and an exploration of ritual music without dogma. For the first time in his 33-year career, Lustmord places vocals at the center of his abyssal ambient creations, coaxing incantatory performances out of Aina Skinnes Olsen, Jarboe (ex-Swans), Maynard James Keenan (Tool), and Soriah. Sonically, The Word as Power is even more detailed, expansive and consuming than Lustmords followers have come to expect, with voices, electronics, immense sub-bass, field recordings, and other acoustic phenomena harnessed and arranged to stimulate feelings of dread and desolation, certainly, but also escape, renewal and rebirth." -Blackest Ever Black.

Artist: MANEK, TARQUIN
Title: Tarquin Magnet
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $22.00
“A unique synthesis of time-dilating folk-jazz romanticism, brittle chamber dub, and plasmic post-techno electronics, Tarquin Magnet is Australian musician Tarquin Maneks first full solo release on Blackest Ever Black, but by no means his first contribution to the label; as one-half of Tarcar(with Carla dal Forno), he has released the dysfunctional dreamsongs ofMince Glace (2014), and as one-third of F ingers (with dal Forno andSamuel Karmel) he has helped summon the baleful backyard apparitions of Hide Before Dinner (BLACKEST 044LP, 2015). Manek has been busy elsewhere, too; he released Th Duo under his LST alias on Another Dark Age in 2015 (ADA 003LP). Still, none of this activity prepares one for the disturbed and enchanted environments of Tarquin Magnet. Its raw materials are the result of improvisation and domestic field recording, of literally grabbing at whatevers available -- clarinet, keyboard, dictaphone, cell phone -- and throwing it into the pot. And then, of course, untold hours of hunched and red-eyed editing. For all its rough textures and strange juxtapositions, this is masterfully mixed and arranged music; to adepts, and really to anyone listening at high volume, its deep spatial dynamics and higher dub logic will be powerfully apparent. Comparisons are pointless, but one might imagine "Edges of Illusion"-era John Surman meeting Karel Goeyvaertss minimalist phase, delivered with the no-fidelity recklessness of the best underground traditions of Australia and New Zealand. The spooling tunnel visions of "Fortunes Past" (like a scene from Jane Arden and Jack Bonds Anti-Clock (1979)) and strung-out junkyard gamelan of "Fortunes Begun" precede "Perfect Scorn," a tour de force of crackd kosmische pitched somewhere between folk tale and science fiction. Imagine The Shadow Ring or Small Cruel Party trying to find common ground withDettinger or Pole, or the sound of a million servers crashing and taking their users memories with them. Maneks psycho-acoustic landscaping culminates in "Blackest Frypan," a puzzle-box of insinuating, paranormal resonances wrought out of plucked steel guitar strings, stifled screams, and subaqueous bleeps. This truly progressive, THC-ushered marriage of wracked bedroom psychedelia, gloopy alien concrète, and dubwise, third-eye-open sound-design is a fitting finale to a record of singular and persuasive vision. Mastered and cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy, London; pressed at Optimal; housed in reverse-board sleeve with printed inner sleeve and download code (MP3/FLAC).” - Blackest Ever Black.

Artist: MOIN
Title: Murphy
Format: 12"
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $16.00
"An EP from Moin, the duo of Tom Halstead and Joe Andrews aka Raime. This 12" follows Moins debut offering "Elsie," which appeared as part of a 2012 split 7" release with Pete Swanson on Blackest Ever Blacks Confessions sub-label. Three new tracks recorded with drums, guitar and bass, arranged with effects and sequencer. Cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy and housed in full picture sleeve." - Blackest Ever Black.

Artist: NAAAHHH
Title: Themes
Format: 12"
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $16.00
"Five tracks of dark-side slither from somewhere under London - sidereal downers for all hardcore ravers. The dread energy of grime and bleep techno distilled into pungent electro-acoustic ooze. Paranoid street music meets the cosmic disturbances of musique concrete, the spine-freeze of isolationism and Englands Hidden Reverse (2012). Staccato string stabs, murmured voices, black holes of reverb and pulverizing, body-numbing bass. Drums optional; Unwanted side-effects include nosebleeds, earaches, stomach cramps, and nausea." - Blackest Ever Black.

Artist: OFFICER!
Title: Dead Unique
Format: CD
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"Blackest Ever Black presents to you Dead Unique, an album by Officer! recorded in 1995 but -- outrageously, inexplicably -- never before released into the public domain. This then is not a reissue or a revival; its a new record that just happens to have been maturing in the cask for, oh, a little shy of 20 years. It also happens to be a lost classic of English art-rock, and the crowning achievement in the career of its mercurial creator, Mick Hobbs. Londoner Hobbs roots are in the fecund RIO scene of the late 70s and early 1980s, initially as guitarist in The Work (alongside Bill Gilonis, Rick Wilson and Henry Cows Tim Hodgkinson), and subsequent related groupings The Lowest Note, The Lo Yo Yo, and The Momes. Over the course of the decade he became closely associated with This Heat and their Cold Storage studio in Brixton. Officer! -- the project that this incorrigible collaborator and connector calls his own -- surfaced in 1982 with a cassette tape entitled Eight New Songs By Mick Hobbs. It marked the blossoming of a singular writer and improviser, with a gift for plangent melody, ingenious arrangement and lyrics at once caustic and courtly, playful and profound (two songs from this tape, "Life at the Waters Edge" and "Dogface," have been remastered for a forthcoming limited edition 7" release on Blackest Ever Black). The Cold Storage-recorded Ossification LP arrived a year later, followed by Cough (1985) and Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes (1988). Megaphone Records, responsible for Ossifications recent 30th anniversary reissue, rightly describe it as "one of the most unusual, pleasurable and character-filled pop records anyone has heard -- a timeless anomaly in the history of recorded music." By the start of the 1990s Hobbs had joined Jad Fairs Half Japanese. In the early months of 95, Half Japanese were in Baltimore to record their Hot LP; Hobbs stayed on to cut the bulk of the songs that comprise Officer!s Dead Unique -- songs drawn from a rich store of material written and refined in the seven years since the bands last outing -- with a talented assemblage of local and visiting musicians. Returning to the UK, Hobbs brought the tracks to producer Julia Brightly to mix at her 16-track home studio in Bethnal Green; by the end of the summer, Dead Unique had taken shape. And then? Nothing. For reasons that no one, least of all Hobbs, can remember, Dead Unique was shelved, all but forgotten about until 2012, when Blackest Ever Black chanced upon it while trawling the Officer! archive maintained for Hobbs by Andrew Jacques. Finally, rightfully, this album is available to all for the very first time. A complex but thrillingly immediate avant-pop song cycle that charms and confounds at every turn, Dead Unique will give immense pleasure not only to Officer!s existing cult following, but to anyone with an appreciation of piquant, idiosyncratic songcraft -- fans of Kevin Ayers, Flaming Tunes, Art Bears, Woo, Dislocation Dance, R. Stevie Moore, Robert Wyatt, Cleaners From Venus, Lol Coxhill or The Monochrome Set should especially pay attention. It touches upon ragged-raw rock n roll, sumptuous chamber music, pastoral folk, blowsy prog-jazz and paranoid dub-space, effortlessly shifting from skronking abstraction to rousing harmonic refrain and back again. The tension between composition and improvisation is key to the LPs power, with Hobbs abetted by an extraordinary supporting cast that includes Tim Hodgkinson (bass clarinet), Pleasant Livers Fred Collins (vocals), Legendary Pink Dots Patrick Q (violin), filmmaker/animator Martha Colburn (vocal), Gilles Rieder (drums), Jad Fair (vocals) and Jason Willett (bass, keyboards, trumpet). Special mention must go to John Dierker, whose superbly expressive clarinet and saxophone parts are a fixture throughout, and to Joey Stack, who takes lead vocals on "Good" and the show-stopping "Elephant Flowers." Nonetheless, it is the voice of Hobbs -- as principal writer, performer and protagonist of these songs -- that resonates most powerfully. Blurring the roles of storyteller, poet and prankster, he turns memorable line after memorable line, booby-trapping them with mischievous puns, fleet-footed literary allusions, sudden digressions and shifts of register, nonsense rhymes and other wordplay. But his acute wit and flair for the absurd is moored by a deep romantic sensibility, and though it delights in the minutiae of the human comedy, Dead Unique ultimately addresses its biggest themes: love, loss, commitment, independence, the mutability and inconstancy of all things." - Blackest Ever Black.

Artist: OFFICER!
Title: Dead Unique
Format: Double LP
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $33.00
"Blackest Ever Black presents to you Dead Unique, an album by Officer! recorded in 1995 but -- outrageously, inexplicably -- never before released into the public domain. This then is not a reissue or a revival; its a new record that just happens to have been maturing in the cask for, oh, a little shy of 20 years. It also happens to be a lost classic of English art-rock, and the crowning achievement in the career of its mercurial creator, Mick Hobbs. Londoner Hobbs roots are in the fecund RIO scene of the late 70s and early 1980s, initially as guitarist in The Work (alongside Bill Gilonis, Rick Wilson and Henry Cows Tim Hodgkinson), and subsequent related groupings The Lowest Note, The Lo Yo Yo, and The Momes. Over the course of the decade he became closely associated with This Heat and their Cold Storage studio in Brixton. Officer! -- the project that this incorrigible collaborator and connector calls his own -- surfaced in 1982 with a cassette tape entitled Eight New Songs By Mick Hobbs. It marked the blossoming of a singular writer and improviser, with a gift for plangent melody, ingenious arrangement and lyrics at once caustic and courtly, playful and profound (two songs from this tape, "Life at the Waters Edge" and "Dogface," have been remastered for a forthcoming limited edition 7" release on Blackest Ever Black). The Cold Storage-recorded Ossification LP arrived a year later, followed by Cough (1985) and Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes (1988). Megaphone Records, responsible for Ossifications recent 30th anniversary reissue, rightly describe it as "one of the most unusual, pleasurable and character-filled pop records anyone has heard -- a timeless anomaly in the history of recorded music." By the start of the 1990s Hobbs had joined Jad Fairs Half Japanese. In the early months of 95, Half Japanese were in Baltimore to record their Hot LP; Hobbs stayed on to cut the bulk of the songs that comprise Officer!s Dead Unique -- songs drawn from a rich store of material written and refined in the seven years since the bands last outing -- with a talented assemblage of local and visiting musicians. Returning to the UK, Hobbs brought the tracks to producer Julia Brightly to mix at her 16-track home studio in Bethnal Green; by the end of the summer, Dead Unique had taken shape. And then? Nothing. For reasons that no one, least of all Hobbs, can remember, Dead Unique was shelved, all but forgotten about until 2012, when Blackest Ever Black chanced upon it while trawling the Officer! archive maintained for Hobbs by Andrew Jacques. Finally, rightfully, this album is available to all for the very first time. A complex but thrillingly immediate avant-pop song cycle that charms and confounds at every turn, Dead Unique will give immense pleasure not only to Officer!s existing cult following, but to anyone with an appreciation of piquant, idiosyncratic songcraft -- fans of Kevin Ayers, Flaming Tunes, Art Bears, Woo, Dislocation Dance, R. Stevie Moore, Robert Wyatt, Cleaners From Venus, Lol Coxhill or The Monochrome Set should especially pay attention. It touches upon ragged-raw rock n roll, sumptuous chamber music, pastoral folk, blowsy prog-jazz and paranoid dub-space, effortlessly shifting from skronking abstraction to rousing harmonic refrain and back again. The tension between composition and improvisation is key to the LPs power, with Hobbs abetted by an extraordinary supporting cast that includes Tim Hodgkinson (bass clarinet), Pleasant Livers Fred Collins (vocals), Legendary Pink Dots Patrick Q (violin), filmmaker/animator Martha Colburn (vocal), Gilles Rieder (drums), Jad Fair (vocals) and Jason Willett (bass, keyboards, trumpet). Special mention must go to John Dierker, whose superbly expressive clarinet and saxophone parts are a fixture throughout, and to Joey Stack, who takes lead vocals on "Good" and the show-stopping "Elephant Flowers." Nonetheless, it is the voice of Hobbs -- as principal writer, performer and protagonist of these songs -- that resonates most powerfully. Blurring the roles of storyteller, poet and prankster, he turns memorable line after memorable line, booby-trapping them with mischievous puns, fleet-footed literary allusions, sudden digressions and shifts of register, nonsense rhymes and other wordplay. But his acute wit and flair for the absurd is moored by a deep romantic sensibility, and though it delights in the minutiae of the human comedy, Dead Unique ultimately addresses its biggest themes: love, loss, commitment, independence, the mutability and inconstancy of all things." - Blackest Ever Black.

Artist: OFFICER!
Title: Life At the Waters Edge/Dogface
Format: 7"
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $14.00
“The first vinyl release of an essential song by Officer!, the project of Mick Hobbs (½ Japanese, The Work, The Lowest Note, Flaming Tunes). Backed here by the gloriously surreal "Dogface," the ecstatic, anguished "Life At the Waters Edge" was released on the 1983 cassette 8 New Songs By Mick Hobbs, recorded at Cold Storage with Hobbs (vocals, bass) accompanied by Rick Wilson (drums), Terri Robson (violin), Anna Piva (vocals), Richard Wolfson (keyboards), and Family Fodders Alig (guitar). Presented in picture sleeve with printed lyric sheet insert. Remastered and cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy, January, 2014. Edition of 300.” - Blackest Ever Black.

Artist: PEOPLE SKILLS
Title: Gunshots At Crestridge
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $22.00
"Gunshots At Crestridge is the second full-length album from Philadelphias Jesse Dewlow, recording under the moniker People Skills. The follow-up to 2014s Siltbreeze set, Tricephalic Head. Ten sunken songs, derisively adorned with rhythm and rudimentary dub effects. Bedroom elegies for the lost and irretrievable, last-ditch spells for transformation and renewal. Thurston Moore and Byron Coley likened the previous record to "South Island New Zealand pop played inside of an armored car," and that description holds here: underneath the hoods of these wracked and weather-beaten recordings are melodies of disarming beauty and optimism, bordering on the (willfully) mawkish, bubblegum ground underfoot. Whether speaking through stately keyboard pastorals ("Mint Julep"), rat-arsed rock n roll slur ("89¢ Public Render") or sulphurous aggro-electronics (the two-part title track), Gunshots At Crestridge exposes, then seeks to redeem, all of our tiny acts of self-sabotage, all of our sins against time." - Blackest Ever Black.

Artist: PRURIENT
Title: Through the Window
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $22.00
"Through the Window is the new album by Prurient, his first for Blackest Ever Black. It is, in a sense, both the conclusion and the climax of the journey that Dominick Fernow began with 2011s Many Jewels Surround the Crown 7" and continued with that years Bermuda Drain LP and Times Arrow EP. It was recorded before the Hospital Productions founders move to Los Angeles, but in tone, subject matter, and scale it firmly anticipates his current stint navigating the desert citys "hall of mirrors, sycophants, fair-weather friends and social vampires." The three pieces featured on Through the Window, including the 18-minute title-track, also represent the ultimate expression of Fernows affection for European techno forms, and his ability to apply them to his own uniquely lacerating purpose. Unlike his claustrophobic, inward-looking recordings as Vatican Shadow, this material is widescreen, open, expansive. Nonetheless, the goal is exorcism and self-knowledge, not ecstasy. Through the Window is, at bottom, a work of true SM electronics. Music to listen to at night, in the hills, watching as headlights approach." -Blackest Ever Black.

Artist: RAIME
Title: Quarter Turns Over a Living Line
Format: Double LP
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $28.00
"Gatefold double LP version. Moving away from the sample-based strategies that characterized their early work, Joe Andrews and Tom Halstead have looked increasingly to live instrumentation for their first full-length work, mounting intensive recording sessions for percussion, guitar, and strings before painstakingly piecing the album together at their home studio. The gothic and industrial signifiers in their music remain, but more submerged and oblique than ever -- no less pronounced as influences than jungles rhythmic dynamism and doom metals oppressive weight or aspects of techno, modern composition, and dub."- Blackest Ever Black.

Artist: RASPBERRY BULBS
Title: Deformed Worship
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $22.00
"The second album by New Yorks Raspberry Bulbs. Since their debut LP Nature Tries Again (Hospital Productions, 2011) RB has grown from the solo project of M. del Rio (HWCT from Bone Awl) into a five-piece of extraordinary force and focus. The first studio version of Deformed Worship was scrapped, and its songs re-recorded by the band on cassette 8-track in November 2012, before being mixed and mastered by Kris Lapke (Alberich). Stomping, vicious and unrelenting. Nine songs. Thirty minutes. Raspberry Bulbs defies the constraints of classification but is often mistakenly labeled as a black metal band. It is not a black metal band." -Blackest Ever Black.

Artist: RASPBERRY BULBS
Title: Privacy
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $22.00
2015 repress. "Raspberry Bulbs is the invention of visual artist and musician Marco del Rio, who, under the guise of He Who Crushes Teeth, co-founded Bone Awl -- one of the most distinguished black metal projects ever to come out of the U.S. Raspberry Bulbs debut album, Nature Tries Again, emerged in 2011. Hitherto a solo endeavor, RB expanded to a five-piece in the wake of Natures release, and sought to make a definitive break from black metals musical signifiers, if not its underlying themes of alienation and abjection -- a path of self-discovery that culminated in the bruised, dynamic visions of their sophomore LP, Deformed Worship (BLACKEST 018LP). Privacy arrives barely a year after its predecessor, but its a markedly more developed and far-reaching album. Songs of excoriating intensity once again form the basis of the work -- the no-frills 4-track recording capturing all the violence and nuance of del Rios vocals, of the dual guitar rapport, and the machine-gun rhythm section -- but this time theyre interspersed with eerie electronic miniatures, instrumental pieces that suggest unseen worlds, malign energies, forces beyond our comprehension and control. This aura of the uncanny is no accident. Though its practically impossible to describe Raspberry Bulbs music without mentioning punk or metal, the bands most important influences are literary: in particular Lovecraft, Machen, Chambers et al." - Blackest Ever Black.

Artist: RAT COLUMNS
Title: Fooling Around EP
Format: 12"
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
"First vinyl release of the definitive version of "Fooling Around," which appeared in truncated form on Rat Columns 2014 album Leaf (R.I.P. Society). Its void-chasing motoric and moody jangle evoke Splendour of Fear-era Felt or David Kilgour at his dreamiest, strapped to the engine of NEU!s "Für Immer." "Living in the New World" summons Orange Juice or The Modern Lovers, but with a darker, more delirious edge; "Should I Leave You Alone?" closes with square-jawed dub-bass and chewy tape FX yielding to baroquely beautiful guitar phrasing and limpid Moog tone-float. Picture sleeve; includes insert and download code. Edition of 500." - Blackest Ever Black.

Artist: SECRET BOYFRIEND
Title: Memory Care Unit
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $22.00
"Memory Care Unit is a long-form offering of poignant, isolationist machine music from Secret Boyfriend. Eschewing the cryptic and compact song-sketches that characterized his 2013 LP This Is Always Where Youve Lived (BLACKEST 023LP), Ryan Martin instead guides listeners through vast interior topographies and nerve-damaged ambiences that comfort and deceive like memory itself. Beginning with "The Singing Bile" -- minimal synth submerged and subjected to an almost oceanic pressure -- the tracks are mostly crude, extended live improvisations, recorded straight to tape. Martins loose intention was to subtract himself from proceedings and "let the music play itself," but the erasure is not quite complete; on the contrary, each piece feels distinctly authored, and charged with personal significance. The atrophying loops of "Memorize Them Well" broach the elegiac grandeur of Gas and William Basinski, while "Paean delle Palme" summons E.A.R., Af Ursin, and the clammy, opioid exoticism of :zoviet*france:*s Just an Illusion. The album is largely instrumental, but there are two weighty exceptions: the sprawling, drumbox-driven space blues of "Little Jammy Centre" and the guileless yearning of "Stripping At The Nail." This is electronic pop undressed, unraveled, and mapped onto the infinite wave. Expansive and enveloping, Memory Care Units offering of comfort and refuge is difficult to resist. But this amniotic idyll is frayed and haunted at its edges, and ultimately treacherous. The return to innocence it promises may be possible, but the price is separation, alienation, and loss. Housed in full-color reverse-board sleeve with printed inner sleeve. Includes MP3/FLAC download code." - Blackest Ever Black.

Artist: SECRET BOYFRIEND
Title: This Is Always Where Youve Lived
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $22.00
"Blackest Ever Blacks last release of 2013 comes from Secret Boyfriend, the solo project of North Carolinas Ryan Martin, who is also one-half of Boyzone and founder of the Hot Releases label -- a catholic endeavor that has seen him release records from the cream of the contemporary N.C. underground as well as reissuing classic sides by the likes of Maurizio Bianchi, Ghedalia Tazartes, and Ashrae Fax. To date, Secret Boyfriends presence has been felt largely in the shape of live performances and short-run cassette releases (including Carved at Birth, Furnishing the Void, and Skin on the Clock), as well as vinyl splits with Russian Tsarlag and Horaflora. This Is Always Where Youve Lived is SBs first LP release and unquestionably his most potent, fully-realized work to date. Twelve songs from under the floorboards: a heart-rending but hard-edged synthesis of downer folk, tape experiments, noise etudes, and basement-mildewed pop for edgeland fuck-ups, loners, and wanderers; recommended if you like Peter Jeffries, Flaming Tunes, Storm Bugs, etc. Arguably comes closer than any previous BEB release to articulating the "mesmerized suburban daydreams of our youth." Vinyl cut by Noel Summerville and housed in a full-color picture sleeve with printed insert." - Black Ever Black.

Artist: SHAMPOO BOY
Title: Crack
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $22.00
"The Vienna-based trios second LP following 2013s crushing debut Licht (BLACKEST 016LP), Crack finds Peter Rehberg (Editions Mego), Christina Nemec (comfortzone), and Christian Schachinger crafting a powerful alloy of extreme electroacoustic music, luminous ambience, and the mineral fundaments of rock and black metal. Opener "Spalt" immediately signals a departure from the monolithic doom of Licht, conveying instead a sense of adrenalized movement, of acceleration toward an ever-receding horizon. There is no percussion, yet Nemecs chasmic bass and Rehbergs protean electronics give rise to an unstoppable momentum. Schachingers highly lyrical, spiraling guitar improvisations nod to Fripp and Göttsching, but Shampoo Boys vision of the cosmos is more hard-boiled and unforgiving than that of their forefathers. On "Riss," slow, ceremonial down-strokes suggest a return to Licht, with the addition of Rehbergs unintelligible conversation-snippets, machine noise, and nameless natural currents mingling in pernicious hybrid forms that curl and ricochet about the stereo field. Subterranean bass tones, meanwhile, seem to reverberate from an ancient and appalling source. Its typical of Cracks unorthodox Weltanschauung, however, that just when we think the game is up, we are faced not with oblivion but with potential absolution: "Riss"s closing section is a gravely serene tone-painting. Side B is given in its entirety to the three-part "Bruch," the most potent and pugilistic manifestation of Shampoo Boys brute psychedelia to date. Part I is a near-gothic assemblage of tortured computer processing, abyssal drones, and stray industrial noise. This gives way to the calm but agonized concrète of part II, sparse, minimalist, dub-damaged. The broiling digital synthesis of part III complements annihilating slow-motion riffage; a thuggish monochord attack that feels almost Stooge-ian -- grungy, swaggering, sewer-savvy -- but doubles back into abstraction. It becomes impossible to distinguish individual instruments, processes, or contributions; the group mind takes over, the third eye is on fire, and the album climaxes in a black flash of negative ecstasy. Epic in scale, complex in mood, and dazzling in technique, Crack is a momentous achievement from three improvising musicians at the height of their powers. A lived-in and emotionally charged work, harrowing but energizing, it is also a sustained achievement of arrangement and post-production remarkable even in light of its makers pedigree: the harshest and heaviest passages are rendered with a sense of space and richness of detail that is truly otherworldly. Russell Haswells astute mastering amplifies this, resulting in one a supremely exhilarating and rewarding work." - Blackest Ever Black.

Artist: SHAMPOO BOY
Title: Licht
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
"Licht is the debut album by Shampoo Boy, a new guitar, bass and electronics trio from Vienna, comprising members Christian Schachinger, Christina Nemec, and Peter Rehberg. Schachinger and Rehberg have played together in various projects over the last 25 years, most notably Peterlicker -- see Last Slave (2010) and Nicht (2011), both released on Editions Mego. Schachinger was also involved in Der Scheitel, their album In einem Haus das Liebe heißt being a classic of German "Schlagermusik." Rehberg currently operates the Editions Mego family of labels and is a member of KTL, R/S, and Fenn OBerg as well as working on theater productions with Gisele Vienne, and with choreographer Margret Gudjonsdottir. Nemecs background is in avant-rock and industrial outfits such as Bray and her own performance group SV Damenkraft. She remains highly active as a solo artist, both as Chra and under her own name, and she has performed on several occasions with Lydia Lunch. Licht is made up of four improvisations recorded and mixed at Twisted, Wien between April 2012 and January 2013. Mastered by Noel Summerville at 3345, London. Artwork by Stephen OMalley." - Blackest Ever Black.

Artist: SIX SIX SECONDS
Title: Tearing Down Heaven
Format: 10"
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $15.00
"Very necessary standalone release of Six Six Seconds "Tearing Down Heaven," standout track from the 2012 Downwards compilation So Click Heels. Written and performed in Berlin by the elusive Eden and deftly recorded and mixed by Karl OConnor. Darkly rapturous dream-pop; the abyssal swoon of shoegaze meets a harsher, more pernicious order of psychedelic rock minimalism. This 10" features a slightly extended version of "Tearing Down Heaven" and a stunning "Reprise" that unravels the originals complex webs of feedback and high-end scorch into a masochistic drone-raga for eternally thwarted lovers. Remastered by Matt Colton. One-off vinyl edition of 500 copies." - Blackest Ever Black.

Artist: TARCAR
Title: Mince Glace
Format: 12"
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"A modern-day revenge tragedy. Symmetrical, fine-spun, almost courtly; but quick-tempered, and far from blood-shy. A picture emerges: domestic disturbance, pissing on the compost heap, noise complaints from hateful neighbors. Sulking, pouting, goading. Cold leaves and Christmas. Body-clocks betrayed, seasonal adjustment disorders. Collecting bottles to smash in the parking lot. Marijuana and make-believe. A flaming bower of unbliss. Recommended for fans of A.C. Marias, Brenda Ray, General Strike, The Poems, Robert Storey, and other purveyors of shut-in, fitfully serene dub dysfunction. Created by C. dal Forno and T. Manek. Mastered by Dan Elleson and cut by Matt Colton. Edition of 300." - Blackest Ever Black.

Artist: TOMORROW THE RAIN WILL FALL UPWARDS
Title: How Great a Fame Has Deparded?
Format: 10
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"Two elegies in dub by Tomorrow The Rain Will Fall Upwards: for the once-great city of New York, and for one of its most celebrated sons. A 10" vinyl-only release, cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy and housed in a full picture sleeve. Strictly limited edition of 500." - Blackest Ever Black.
SOLD OUT

Artist: TROPIC OF CANCER
Title: Restless Idylls
Format: CD
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"Restless Idylls is the first full-length album from Tropic Of Cancer, the solo project of Los Angeles-based Camella Lobo. Lobo debuted in 2009 with The Dull Age/Victims, a 10" single on Downwards and the first of three collaborations with Juan Mendez (Silent Servant). Two years later came a second Downwards release ("Be Brave," remixed by Cabaret Voltaires Richard H. Kirk), followed soon after by The Sorrow of Two Blooms on Blackest Ever Black -- the labels third release and one if its most cherished. Since then there have been 12" releases on Mannequin, Sleeperhold Publications, Ghostly International (a Part Time Punks Sessions live split with HTRK) and a limited edition compilation, The End of All Things, compiling singles and unreleased recordings. Restless Idylls marks TOCs return to BEB and consists of eight new recordings written in Los Angeles, with additional production from Karl OConnor (Regis) in New York and London. Its themes? The usual: romance, devotion, pain and helplessness. Mixed up mortals struggling against the brute mechanics of fate, and proving unequal to the task. A forced retreat into private, precious idylls of longing, faith, mystery, even misery. The urgent motorik of lead single "More Alone" is perhaps a misleading foretaste of the full-length, which is more lush, languid and extravagantly despondent than previous TOC material. Troubled hymns from an empty room, in a drowned world. A sensual and sepulchral psychedelia. Cover art by Silent Editions." - Blackest Ever Black

Artist: TROPIC OF CANCER
Title: Restless Idylls
Format: Double LP
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $28.00
"Restless Idylls is the first full-length album from Tropic Of Cancer, the solo project of Los Angeles-based Camella Lobo. Lobo debuted in 2009 with The Dull Age/Victims, a 10" single on Downwards and the first of three collaborations with Juan Mendez (Silent Servant). Two years later came a second Downwards release ("Be Brave," remixed by Cabaret Voltaires Richard H. Kirk), followed soon after by The Sorrow of Two Blooms on Blackest Ever Black -- the labels third release and one if its most cherished. Since then there have been 12" releases on Mannequin, Sleeperhold Publications, Ghostly International (a Part Time Punks Sessions live split with HTRK) and a limited edition compilation, The End of All Things, compiling singles and unreleased recordings. Restless Idylls marks TOCs return to BEB and consists of eight new recordings written in Los Angeles, with additional production from Karl OConnor (Regis) in New York and London. Its themes? The usual: romance, devotion, pain and helplessness. Mixed up mortals struggling against the brute mechanics of fate, and proving unequal to the task. A forced retreat into private, precious idylls of longing, faith, mystery, even misery. The urgent motorik of lead single "More Alone" is perhaps a misleading foretaste of the full-length, which is more lush, languid and extravagantly despondent than previous TOC material. Troubled hymns from an empty room, in a drowned world. A sensual and sepulchral psychedelia. Cover art by Silent Editions." - Blackest Ever Black

Artist: TROPIC OF CANCER
Title: The Sorrow of Two Blooms
Format: 12"
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
"2011 release. One-time repress on clear vinyl with the original picture sleeve, edition of 500. Tropic Of Cancer is the L.A.-based duo of Camella Lobo and Juan Mendez (Silent Servant). "A Color" is a soaring cold wave anthem, wailing synths and dead-eyed vocals riding an insistent, minimalist drum pattern that channels Stephen Morris, Mo Tucker, and early Cure. "Temporal Vessels" invokes Hannetts gloomiest productions. With shades of Nico, Cocteau Twins, and the finest 80s dream-pop, "Dive (Wheel of the Law)" takes up the entire B-side." -Blackest Ever Black.
SOLD OUT

Artist: V/A
Title: I Cant Give You the Life You Want
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
"Blackest Ever Black US exclusive release manufactured and distributed by Mount Analog. 500 copies worldwide featuring unreleased and brand new material from Tropic of Cancer, Bremen, Tarcar, Cut Hands, Exploring Jezebel, Dalhous, Secret Boyfriend, 500 Stamps (Veronica Vasicka), Infrastructure Zero and more." - Blackest Ever Black.

Artist: WEEKEND
Title: The 81 Demos
Format: 12"
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $20.00
"Blackest Ever Black is pleased to present the first vinyl edition of the legendary demos recorded in 1981 by Weekend -- the trio of Alison Statton, Spike Williams and Simon Booth. The four demos were released as a stand-alone CD by Vinyl Japan in 1995, and included as bonus tracks on Cherry Reds CD reissue of La Varieté; however, until now they have never appeared on vinyl. Licensed from Cherry Red, The 81 Demos is a 12" limited to 1,000 pieces, mastered by Matt Colton at Alchemy and housed in an LP sleeve printed on reverse board stock, with printed inner featuring liner notes by Spike Williams, Alison Statton and Simon Booth." - Blackest Ever Black.
SOLD OUT

Artist: ARITOMO
Title: Fearful Sunshine Filtering Through Foliages
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $21.00
"Reissue of this hard to find debut from Japanese musician and artist Aritomo. This was recorded between 2003 and 2004. This was previously self-released on his own Hakanairo label back in 2005 in an edition of only 200 copies. Superb psychedelic folk with drifting acoustic and electric guitars layered with percussion, bamboo flute, bass, field recordings and Aritomos beautifully fragile vocals. Another chance to get a hold of this hard to find gem on wax, probably not for too long! Limited to 300 copies on heavyweight vinyl in pro-printed fold over covers with colour labels. Pressed at Record Industry in the Netherlands." - Blackest Rainbow.
SOLD OUT

Artist: ATTAR CUPS
Title: Untitled
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"We hit up our fourth vinyl release with this beauty which was originally intended to be a cassette only release (it still will be available on cassette, but only in a tiny run). This Maine based crew features a host of psychedelic jam talent... Nemo of Drona Parva and head honcho of Time-Lag Records, Sparrow Wildchild of The Bummer Road, and the three members of Visitations, whose record on Time-Lag last year was one of 2007s best! So this is the second recording from this crew, the first being last years Sloow Tape. This beast is different to the Sloow vibe, still with a super nice jam band sound, but projecting to a maybe more song (in the loosest possible way) based plane, a little like Visitations. Edition of 299 hand numbered copies with zero info and 11" x 11" stickers on the front and back of black sleeves." - Blackest Rainbow.

Artist: BAKER, AIDAN
Title: Thoughtspan
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"We are very pleased to be releasing this for Aidan Baker, one of the most interesting genre defying musical experimentalists around right now. Aidan also plays in the mind-melting shoegaze doom duo of Nadja. This release reissues two tracks from a very limited CDR release entitled Thoughtforms, the LP collects two tracks from this release: Thoughtspan and Thought Climate. Two long form tracks of genre-blending shoegaze, post rock, and free playing clatter experimentation. Limited to 350 copies." -Blackest Rainbow

Artist: BARN OWL/TOM CARTER
Title: Split
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Newest Blackest Rainbow hot on the heels of some truly killer releases from the artists involved, both of whom seem to have really pushed their sounds and vibes to new levels this year. Barn Owls side has been mastered by local jammer Ben Nash, and its three tracks of sparse drone layered with bleak guitar epic-ness, tingling chimes, and dark mountainous whispers. The guitars here sound delicate and beautiful, but it remains bleak and empty, if you enjoyed their LP on Not Not Fun, then this is a real treat. Tom Carters 16-minute Train Kept follows pretty damn nicely from his recent Shots At Infinity releases on Important. A far cry from his more psychedelic folk experimentations, here he slashes and riffs like many a legend, and maybe, just maybe, its a slight tribute to a certain band, too? This is a fully wild piece of work. Black sleeves, pasted stark landscape cover, with an insert of liner notes. Limited to 380 copies." -Blackest Rainbow
SOLD OUT

Artist: BLACK EAGLE CHILD/DONATO EPIRO
Title: Split
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $21.00
"Debut vinyl release for both of these great artists who collectively have had releases on a host of excellent underground labels such as Stunned Records, Housecraft, Sturmundrugs Records and Digitalis. Black Eagle Child is the musical project of Michael Jantz, and this release is his second outing for Blackest Rainbow. Here he presents us with 4 tracks of skillful guitar finger picking layered with glockenspiel, accordion and some perfectly timed field recordings giving the music a real autumnal glow. Donato Eprios side is made up of three tracks of superbly crafted guitar work recorded between winter 2008 and winter 2010 at various destinations in Italy. I think the second track is particularly impressive; Il Primo Cerchio is an intense piece with a variety of guitar sounds and techniques used... loose string twangs, repetitive layered plucking and deep raga meditations, at times layered with whirring drones. Pressed on virgin vinyl and housed in a pro-printed high gloss sleeve featuring cover photography by Joe Blanchard, pressed in an edition of 250 copies." -Blackest Rainbow

Artist: CARTER, CHRISTINA
Title: Texas Blues Working
Format: Double LP
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $34.00
"Quite simply one of my all time favorite releases on Blackest Rainbow from one of this generations most amazing artists gets the upgrade from cassette to double vinyl LP, featuring the original six tracks from the original release, along with an additional brand new amazing track. The original edition on tape received some fantastic reviews, so its great to finally have this out on vinyl, as it really is a superb recording, which came out around one of Christinas most amazingly active recording periods, self releasing fantastic discs like Masque Femine, Two Nights Film and A Blossom Fell as well as Kranky releasing Original Darkness in 2008. Texas Blues Working features six tracks of stunningly haunting guitar and vocals, creating an immensely deep and emotional listening experience. The previously unreleased track, the sublime 21 minute Ladyfriend, is another example of Christinas incredible voice and guitar playing. Her voice is just unreal, so deeply emotional and mournful it gives you goose bumps. Pressed on heavyweight virgin vinyl and housed in a gatefold sleeve featuring a series of black and white photographs by Joe Blanchard." -Blackest Rainbow
SOLD OUT

Artist: CARTER, CHRISTINA
Title: Texas Working Blues
Format: Cass
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $13.00
SOLD OUT

Artist: CELER
Title: Dwell In Possibility
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $21.00
"Dwell In Possibility is the debut vinyl LP by the formerly active American husband and wife duo Celer, and is also their first release for Blackest Rainbow. Consisting of 15 different sections sprayed across two sides of vinyl, with little if any distinctions, Dwell In Possibility is arranged as a muted patchwork of keyless voices blinded by sunlight, hollow echoes from unlit interiors, and scrolls of unrolled piano tunes. Enclosed in empty shadows, with vague slides of unanswered prayers, these two sides etch a dateless form into weak ends, and pyrrhic dells. Everydays are left empty-handed, and enjoyed only then. Positions change, and rely only on your imagination to wake from this, to sleep, in hope to feel again. Full-colour fold-over pro-printed covers featuring vintage photography. Limited to approx. 420 copies." -Blackest Rainbow
SOLD OUT

Artist: CELER
Title: Vestiges Of An Inherent Melancholy
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
"Second vinyl LP from this formerly active American duo of Will Long and Danielle Baquet-Long, which also happens to be the second LP from Celer on Blackest Rainbow. Vestiges Of An Inherent Melancholy follows on from the recent pairing of releases on Basses Frequencies and features 2 sides of unearthed recordings that were created between December 2006 and July 2008. These two sides find the duo creating some truly beautiful drone works with their use of an organic and electronic palette of instrumentation; cello, violin, pipe organ, electronics, tape, field recordings, samples, and mixing board. This really is a standout side from Celer, pulling together their variety of sounds to make a heart breaking collage of sounds falling between beautiful dream tones and heavier dark moments. Vestiges Of An Inherent Melancholy again pushes Celer further to the front of modern minimal composition, proving that they were one of the most interesting, consistently outstanding, and intriguing acts around in recent years, creating some of the finest and most beautiful, fragile drone records around. The full experience of a Celer release is complete with accompanying titled fragmented sections for the side long pieces, and striking cover photography by Danielle. Limited to 500 copies in thick old style tip-on hardback jackets with LPs pressed on 140 gram virgin vinyl." -Blackest Rainbow
SOLD OUT

Artist: DEAS, CAM
Title: Blind Chance
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $21.00
"Fantastic new LP from Cam Deas, which was issued in a tiny run CDR for his recent Euro tour with Jack Allett earlier this year. This is a slightly different release from the previous LP and split LP with Spoono, essentially this one being a long improvised acoustic freak-out. Loose frequent and infrequent twangs to pure whirlwinds of aggressive string assaults and finger shredding plucking. This still retains Cams signature traditional playing somehow, especially the more intense heavier moments. A solid recording. Limited to 500 copies on heavyweight vinyl in pro-printed fold over covers with photography by Cam and printed labels. Pressed at the superb Record Industry in the Netherlands." - Blackest Rainbow.

Artist: DEAS, CAM
Title: My Guitar Is Alive And Its Singing
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"I am very pleased to be releasing the debut LP from Sheffield-London-Brighton guitar master, Cam Deas. This follows his two long sold out CDRs on Blackest Rainbow, and proves once again that he is off the chain! OK, so theres always gonna be the immediate comparison to James Blackshaw, but the sound is different, more aggressive almost and raw... this guitar playing has an edge -- its deep and its powerful. The LP consists of three tracks, the A side is an epic, almost 20-minute piece entitled The Waters Of Kvaloya recorded by Ben Nash. The B sides and albums title track begins with almost a minute of near silent distant drone that develops with stomach-wrenching string twangs. The closing piece is As Spring Fell From The Leaves, which was originally issued on the For The Silver Waters, Sing! CDR last year on BR, but has been considered by people whove bought his releases and seen Cam live as possibly one of the best things he has composed. Total genius, with a real blissful, but eventually dark, vibe. This track definitely deserved to be put on wax. Mastered by Ben Nash. Limited to 300 copies." -Blackest Rainbow
SOLD OUT

Artist: DEAS, CAM/SPOONO
Title: Split
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"Limited edition tour LP for their upcoming joint tour across Europe. One side for each of these amazing UK guitarists. Cam has two tracks, one beautiful long guitar piece followed by an insane electronics track, that sounds almost like Autechres more weird static work. Spoono is Jack Allett who is also half of Towering Breaker. His side consists of three incredible tracks that will no doubt prick up the ears of fans of Jack Rose. Limited to 350." -Blackest Rainbow

Artist: DOO SOO, KIM
Title: The Evening River
Format: Double LP
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $33.00
"Vinyl edition of this stunningly beautiful album of fragile and haunting Korean folk from Kim Doo Soo that was issued earlier in 2010 on CD by Japans consistently incredible PSF label. Kim Doo Soos first major appearance outside of Korea was through the Damon & Naomi curated International Sad Hits compilation featuring 4 tracks from Kim. This was followed with PSF releasing his first new record in 5 years, 2007s superb 10 Days Butterfly. On Evening River, Kim has re-recorded some of his finest songs from his past records -- the recordings are largely focused on just Kims fragile voice and sublime guitar playing and harmonica, but at times Kim is accompanied with several additional musicians/instruments, including synth, cello, accordion, guitar, horn, bass and backing vocals. The songs and re-recordings are superb, capturing perfectly Kims laid back guitar playing and his fragile vocals, somehow mixing psychedelic blurs, with traditional playing with melancholic turns. Edition of 500 copies, pressed on 140 gram virgin vinyl housed in gatefold sleeves including an 8-page lyric book with Korean and English lyrics and colour photographs of Kim." -Blackest Rainbow
SOLD OUT

Artist: FOSSILS
Title: Scarface
Format: Cass
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $11.00

Artist: GNOD/A MIDDLE SEX
Title: Split
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $21.00
"Brand new split LP from fellow Manchester weirdos A Middle Sex and Gnod. Gnod follow on from some killer releases over the last couple of years, a split 7" with Bong, a tape on Not Not Fun, and a collaborative LP with White Hills. The oddly titled 15 minute Why Dont You Smile Like The Other Children? opens with hazy strings and cosmically far out voices, this slow groove packs a multi-coloured burst of rhythmic psychedelic vibes. On the flip side, A Middle Sex takes up duties of doing something equally psychedelic, but in a completely different style. Their side is titled Polytheism, and is essentially made up of two tracks, the opener is a short, wild spaced-out cosmic synth piece, which is swiftly followed by their main 10 minute piece of layered drums and percussion, swirling electronics, distorted chanted vocals. Their side is all about the rhythm, and they really got that rhythm down. Edition of 500. Pressed on 140 gram virgin vinyl and house in super glossy pro-printed covers." -Blackest Rainbow
SOLD OUT

Artist: GUANACO
Title: Sky Burials
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
"Debut LP from Englands Lex Panayi who also plays in Beggin Your Pardon Miss Joan; this, however, is his solo project, which focuses on psychedelic acid-drenched folk and dark grey area drones for a monolith landscape. The whole record blends beautifully together to create an excellent album from a relatively unknown artist. This is one fine example of current underground UK music which Im really pleased to be releasing. This is a must for fans of early Six Organs of Admittance, Cam Deas, Voice of the Seven Woods and such... Paste-on cover and insert, edition of only 300." -Blackest Rainbow

Artist: HELM
Title: Origin Of Misery
Format: 3" CDR
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $11.50
"Helm is a new project from Luke Younger who also plays in Birds of Delay. Heavy punishing drone screech noise. Limited hand numbered edition of 50. Comes in professionally printed 4" by 7.5" sheet folded to make a small black booklet." - Blackest Rainbow.