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Artist: CAN
Title: A French Gig
Format: Double LP
Label: C 0176
Country: Europe
Price: $36.00
"This previously unreleased soundboard recording documents a complete January 1976 performance in Lyon, France.  With 8 songs spread over 4 sides, this includes "Citrus," "Red Hot Indians," "Dizzy Dizzy," "Chain Reaction," "One More Night," "Vernal Equinox," "More Spree," and "Vitamin C."  Good sound,  high-gloss gatefold sleeve, and some pretty darned stoned full color artwork." - C O176.
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Artist: REALLY RED
Title: Crowd Control
Format: 7"
Label: C.I.A.
Country: USA
Price: $7.50
Reissue. "Nineteen seventy-nine debut single from one of Texas, if not the whole damn countrys, greatest punk bands. Immortalized on the second side of the finest of the original Killed By Death comps (#2), Crowd Controladdresses the hassles of serving the public, whether its food or propaganda, via brawny, agile punk and singer U-Rons full-throated roar. Corporate Settings features their soon-to-be trademark sarcastic post-punk edge , but also features some killer melodies underneath the well-deserved bile. Essential."

Artist: ALU
Title: Autismenschen
Format: CD
Label: C.I.P.
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Alu was a seminal German synth-punk band active 1979-83. This CD is their unreleased first studio album from 1980. For those to whom Alu is a new name, comparable audio would be Suicide, Throbbing Gristle (circa 20 Jazz Funk Greats), Esplendor Geometrico, or Algebra Suicide, not to mention myriad electronic German bands who existed concomitant to Alu and have enjoyed recent reissues of their own, including Phonophobia, Die Todlich Doris, and Thorax-Wach. Labels with similar artists include Zick Zack and Twisted Knister. Alu was born from the ashes of the seminal project Sand, whose releases were issued a few years ago through the persistence and passion of David Tibet. Not coincidentally, David Tibet also provided liner notes for this release. This release comes with a booklet of lyrics (in German), photos, plus a short biography (in English) of the band." - C.I.P.

Artist: COLLEY, JOE
Title: Disasters Of Self
Format: Triple LP Box Set
Label: C.I.P.
Country: USA
Price: $55.00
"After a handful of releases on C.I.P., ranging from full-length CD to one-sided 7", my resolve solidified that Joe was a contemporary artist whose work deserved the focus, breadth, and depth of a multiple LP release. The all-new material in this collection includes fractured electronics, rich multi-level drones, digital bite, the sounds of decaying technology, analog twists and turns, and recording experiments and documents -- plus some other aural surprises that I leave to the listeners discretion as to whether they can be classified as pleasant or otherwise." - C.I.P. Stylish box containing inserts with images/tracklists for each LP; hand-numbered, limited edition of 500 copies.

Artist: DEMONS/VERTONEN
Title: Split
Format: LP
Label: C.I.P.
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Demons is the synth duo of Nate Young (Wolf Eyes) and Steven Kenney (Isis, Werewolves). Their track was recorded live in Chicago in March 2007 and its like an underwater space journey. The Vertonen side is the atmospheric opposite, like an out of control fire scorching the chaparral. Edition of 500, co-released by the lovely SNSE." - C.I.P.

Artist: UNS (ZEV)
Title: What Does The Brain Have To Do With It
Format: Double CD
Label: C.I.P.
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"ZEV has been exploring and breaking ground in the audio and textual fields since the mid 1970s. Although best-known for his metal-based percussive performances, uns, his electronics and vocal-based whirlwind, was one of the most innovative (and individual) audio experiments of the early 1980s. unss combination of sound poetics and voice treatments with dense sonic landscapes resulted in challenging, unique, and rewarding audio. A historical testament to the challenge uns presented appears on the first track of this 2 CD set, when some of the audience members -- in addition to repeatedly shouting Die! as the set concluded -- shout out for Flipper. Given the ire Flipper drew from their audiences, the fact that the audience preferred that disconnect to the disconnect uns was creating speaks volumes about the gauntlet uns had thrown down. Even when uns was active (1980-83), recordings were extremely difficult to come by and live performances were infrequent. This new 2 CD set presents four live performances, with only fractional snippets previously released anywhere. For fans of: uns, ZEV, Lieutenant Caramel, sound poetry, musique concrete." - C.i.P.

Artist: VERTONEN
Title: Fait A La Machine
Format: Picture Disc LP
Label: C.I.P.
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"40+ min of heavy machinery pounding, hissing, and vibrating, plus a bonus 63 minute CDR of the dronier side of machines at work. If you enjoy artists like Vivenza, Matt Heckert, early Esplendor Geometrico, or Chop Shop, this might be right up your alley. Edition of 300, hand numbered and signed. " - C.I.P.

"Following the various releases Vertonen did on the subject of machines, CDRs and cassettes, I think this is best work so far. On the LP they pieces are shorter than on his CDRs and cassette releases and perhaps more to the point as a result of that. Vertonen taped his field recordings at industrial sites and puts them together as collages of various machine sounds. It sounds like Vivenza - perhaps - but then with the real deal...The only best next thing is working on the conveyer belt yourself." - Vital Weekly.

Artist: WOLF EYES
Title: Lost Sockets
Format: 10"
Label: C.I.P.
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
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Artist: ARMPIT
Title: Birth I Squat
Format: CDR
Label: C/Psi/P
Country: New Zealand
Price: $12.50
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Artist: ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS
Title: You Cannot Tell Cigars...
Format: CD
Label: C/Psi/P
Country: New Zealand
Price: $15.00
"Bedroom legends ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS once more shower the parched earth with canonized filth and cheap-tape degradation, setting a brand new bench mark in foggy-psychic-swuzz. Six extended tracks that run the gamut of ooze, sliming a cast of guest contributors along the way." -C/Psi/P. "A trashcan antidote to LaMonte Young" - David Keenan, The Wire. 2004 release.

Artist: BIRCHVILLE CAT MOTEL
Title: Tinfoilteeth
Format: Square Lathe Cut 8"
Label: C/Psi/P
Country: New Zealand
Price: $18.00
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Artist: CONRAD, TONY + BARNES & MATTIN
Title: Conrad Barnes Mattin
Format: CD
Label: C/Psi/P
Country: New Zealand
Price: $17.00
"Time to dig out that old crash-helmet from the back of the wardrobe to meet the challenge of this head-wrecker. No folks, this recording will not go down in history for its subtlety. The obligatory chair-shuffling intro quickly gives way to the most withering scree-ee-ech and grubby microtonal shudder in a near-Stalinist attempt for total mind control. I can see the audience now... blubbering and gripping the chair in front like some kinda airliner catastrophe! A twenty storey Hoover gobbles the entire North East of the USA... pausing only briefly to empty the bag and replace smoldering fuse wire. Hard, harmful, full of choking dust... toasters are shorted out all over the northern hemispere and cassettes are erased in car stereos. Electricity decides upon a new master and casts off its cumbersome rubber shackles... free and burning! All hail the great cosmic soundcheck in the sky." - C/Psi/P.
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Artist: KEMIALLISET YSTAVAT
Title: Latvasta Laho
Format: CD
Label: C/Psi/P
Country: New Zealand
Price: $14.00
"Goodness gracious. Them freaky Finns that got the whole Finnish thing a-rollin, roll on in with this warm pool of clatter-bash, strum-n-clunk, and electro-forest ya-ya. There aint many acts sharp enough to go whittlin with this gang and Latvasta Laho (literally rotten in the head) shows just why you shouldnt go foolin with what you dont know nuthin about. Monophonic wood goblins wiggle trees and a retarded werewolf banjo orchestra leaves cute piles of stones outside your tent. Comes complete with fleeting hip-hop stomp-a-tronics, and freefallin spookified blast-athons... huh?. Quite possibly the most fascinating/frightening night of 2005. Cuppa tea anyone?" - C/Psi/P.
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Artist: KNEALE, CAMPBELL
Title: Pink Stalingrad
Format: CD
Label: C/Psi/P
Country: New Zealand
Price: $17.00
"Imagine... a SOLO album! Some kind of loose-as-hell rumination on human tragedy of a magnitude beyond imagining. Take the everlasting, golden-superchord of Birchville Cat Motel, the growling tectonic, under-par riffage of Black Boned Angel, and the Burzum-o-phonic, cassette-left-on-the-dashboard fidelity disruption of Ming. A white-knuckled ride through snow and smoke and blood and fire. SHOSTAKOVICH!" - C/Psi/P.

Artist: LUGOSI
Title: Yellow Five Aluminum Lake
Format: Lathe Cut 7"
Label: C/Psi/P
Country: New Zealand
Price: $10.00
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Artist: MALCOLM, GREG
Title: Hung
Format: CD
Label: C/Psi/P
Country: New Zealand
Price: $17.00
"Recorded live, without the cumbersome weight of newfangled techniques such as overdubs (gee-whiz!) which may seem a little commonplace for you hip-to-be-square cats until you realise that the good Mr Malcolm plays two guitars and percussion with his feet. His third guitar, the guitar he actually holds in his hands, has about half a million strings and a number of contact mics imbedded where the sun-dont-shine to amplify a host of springs, triangles, and other junkyard ephemera. This is a second-to-none ride through a world of sunshine, as viewed through net curtains from a darkened room in suburban New Zealand. Charming, stupifying, and profoundly accomplished. The noise of music!" - C/Psi/P.

Artist: WICKHAM-SMITH, SIMON
Title: Two 4 Dancin
Format: CD
Label: C/Psi/P
Country: New Zealand
Price: $14.00
"The latest from prolific musical explorer SIMON WICKHAM-SMITH, and one of his most out-of-left-field releases to date. Two 4 Dancin shows Wickham-Smith at his grandest, as his music explodes at the seams with wonderfully resonant contradictions with exquisite textures capable of blissfully enveloping daily life and driving ones neighbors batty. An infinite block-rocking beat melts into deep transparency, revealing a subterranean omniverse of Casiotone mantras, silicon chip psalms, and the mystical babbling of angels and derelict gutter drunks. Think Steve Reich, 50 Cent, and a Buddhist throat-singing Devo." - C/Psi/P. 2004 release.

Artist: WITCYST
Title: Naru,ci(no doze)
Format: Cass
Label: C/Psi/P
Country: New Zealand
Price: $6.50
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Artist: YOUNGS, RICHARD & ALEX NEILSON
Title: Road Is Open Life
Format: CD
Label: C/Psi/P
Country: New Zealand
Price: $17.00
"Oh yippee... another demo to listen to. I have to confess that listening to music can be a chore sometimes. After a hard evening on the 8-track all I can usually bare to put in my ears is the easy-listening pleasures of Judas Priests greatest hits. However, having witnessed these two weave such a serpentine spell under Jandeks live morose wanderings, would it be wrong to expect a little magic from these two? JESUSMARYJOSPEPH! What was supposed to be a quick listen as I tidied up the shed turned into an hour or so of utter drooling epiphany. I was typing my yes! yes! YES! email before the end of the second song! The finest Richard Youngs record since Lake and Advent... which I suppose means EVER, saddled high on the horse with the glorious ear of master collaborator, Alex Neilson. Shimmer, hum, twinkle... so SO masterful. These two should be knighted by the Queen. Gah... muh... awww, the english language fails me. Absolutely superlative." - Campbell Kneale.
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Artist: ALEXANDER
Title: Ridge Rd.
Format: Cass
Label: C/Site
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
“Newest release, and second on C/Site, for David Alexander Shapiro, AKA Alexander. The latest in a long line of releases named for the seemingly endless list of addresses Shapiro has lived and recorded. Ridge Rd. is a cassingle featuring two 7+ minute long fingerpicked guitar tracks. Side A is played on an acoustic guitar and is driving and quick paced, while Side Bs electric guitar is somber, slow and patient. Comparisons to Fahey or Rose may be the simplest points of reference for new listeners, but its Shapiros affinity for Alan Bishops (AKA Alvarius B.) guitar playing that really shines through on this release. Shapiros knack for home recording also gives this tape an intimate and subdued quality. Limited to 100 copies.” - C/Site.

Artist: HEADROOM
Title: s/t
Format: Cass
Label: C/Site
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
Limited to 100.
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Artist: MOUNTAIN MOVERS
Title: Sunday Drive/No Plans
Format: Cass
Label: C/Site
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"Watching the Mountain Movers progression over the course of the past decade has truly been a treat. Their earliest beginnings saw the band documenting Dan Greenes vast catalog of songs, while displaying a rotating cast of New Haven musicians unique skills. The band produced three albums and several singles of polished indie rock in this incarnation. However, their fourth album, 2010s Apple Mountain, saw the band transition to stranger territory; home-recorded and employing an arsenal of miscellaneous instruments, the record bore a folk-psychedelic element not displayed on their previous work. Shortly after Apple Mountain, constant members Greene and Rick Omonte were joined by lead guitarist Kryssi Battalene and drummer Ross Menze to form, what is now, the bands longest running lineup. The band has since produced a series of singles, lathe-cuts, cassettes, and 2015s Death Magic, an album that melded Greenes song writing with the bands ability to stretch out and improvise. Now in 2016, Sunday Drive / No Plans gives the first glimpse into the Movers session at former drummer John Millers home studio. Two instrumental improvisations clocking in at just under 20 minutes that bring to mind names like Neu! and Ash Ra Tempel, as much as they do any number of American psychedelic acts of the 1960s. A wonderful preview of what promises to be one of the most stunning albums of 2016." - C/Site.

Artist: PIECES OF FRUIT
Title: Reach For Their Anger
Format: Cass
Label: C/Site
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
“2014 saw the release of Pieces of Fruit debut cassette, Sowere Soso, on Elm Recordings. That cassette featured five tracks of jangly Kiwi-influenced pop hinged on repetitive, off-kilter rhythms and hooks. Two years later and the band has developed the style, further pushing their unique sense of melody, while attaining new heights by weaving home, studio, and live recordings. Lead by Jules Lefevre, whose loose approach is perfectly glued by the rhythms of Tim Rowe (Worn Leather, Dead Uncles) and Dan Katz (Spit-Take), Pieces of Fruit will excite fans of the early home-styles of Sebadoh and Guided By Voices, New Zealand classics like The Bats and The Clean, as well as those looking for wondering guitar expansions. Limited to 50 copies.” - C/Site.

Artist: REPTILE RANCH
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: C/Site
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"In the early-to-mid 1970s the communities living in south central Wales Ebbw Valley felt a growing insecurity as the regions coalmines began to close. Life without the mines was difficult to imagine, as they had been the lifeblood of the area for as long as most could remember. From great instability great art is often born – and such is the case when Spike, Phil John, and Simon Smith came together at a school nestled between two mines in Newbridge to form Reptile Ranch.

The trio dabbled with song writing for years before escaping the Valley for the city of Cardiff. Here the band found their stride with growing influence from the burgeoning UK DIY movement. After sending a letter to Scritti Pollitis Carol Street address the boys received a package chalk full of information on how to release their own records. They wasted no time in forming their Z Block label, and releasing their brilliant debut Dont Give the Lifeguard a Second Chance 7”. In a smallest of small world coincidences they ran into Scritti Polliti and NME journalist Ian Penman while leaving the pressing plant with their freshly pressed, blank labeled, double A-side singles. From this chance meeting their first review was written, their relationship with Scritti Polliti was furthered, and distribution help from Rough Trade was solidified.

More invigorated than ever Reptile Ranch became a staple of a new scene in Cardiff, centered at the Grassroots Café. Like-minded bands like Riotous Brothers, The New Form, and Young Marble Giants joined Reptile Ranch in playing and releasing records. Reptile Ranch built a temporary studio in the café in order to record two Z Block compilations of Cardiff bands, Rough Cuts and Is the War Over?, as well as their masterpiece, 1980s 4-song Animal Noises 7”. Reptile Ranchs sound is deeply original. Often lacking drums, Phil Johns bass playing does double duty as both the guiding rhythm and backbone of melody. Meanwhile Spike and Simon Smiths guitar work are without parallel as they bob and weave through diverse sets of riffs and unique licks. Somehow the band lands in the realms of Post Punk that will excite fans of the Desperate Bicycles, Wire, and The Fall.

With this release all of Reptile Ranchs work is available on a single LP for the first time. In addition to the bands released work this record also features two unreleased live tracks and two unreleased studio tracks (one of which is from the bands improvisational alter ego Reptile Cancer). Packaged in beautiful hand-stamped jackets with paste-on photographs and includes a 6-page insert of photos, flyers, artwork, journals and memos. One time pressing of 500 copies."

Artist: ROWE, TIM
Title: Meet Me at the Hospital
Format: Cass
Label: C/Site
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
“After a decade playing with a variety of New Haven based bands (most notably Worn Leather and Dead Uncles) Tim Rowe steps out with his debut solo work. Though Rowe is typically known for quick paced raucous punk rock, Meet Me At The Hospital displays another side to his song writing. About half of the tape is dedicated to more somber acoustic tracks that show influence from masters like Petty and Young. Themes of longing and melancholy are augmented by accompanying guitar by Ed Peccerillo of Worn Leather. The other half of the tape displays a more experimental side of Rowes music, as he walks the line between written and improvised on several noisy and chaotic guitar numbers. An intriguing mix that flows effortlessly, making Meet Me... an extraordinary solo debut. Limited to 50 copies.” - C/Site

Artist: SHA, THE
Title: s/t
Format: Cass
Label: C/Site
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"The Sha is a three piece collective made up of Matthew Earle, Adam Sussmann, and Christian Durham. Those names will seem familiar to those keeping up with the wealth of releases coming out on Earles Breakdance the Dawn imprint for the past decade plus. XNoBBQX, XWave, Love Chants, Sun of the Seventh Sister are just a few of the very many projects they dabble in. In The Sha the trio go into definitively psychedelic territory – sometimes of the rock variety, sometimes of a more experimental variety. On this self-titled cassette (their U.S. debut) the improvisations tend towards sustained repetition. They open the tape with an entrancing guitar number that stretches out over endless 1-2-1-2 drums, begging the question how one can maintain such a beat for such a prolonged time? And invoking notions of free and hippy rockers all the same. A later electronic and feedback drenched number is broken up by the occasional flourishes of harmonica and vocals – challenging the machines with simple acoustics to remind us that, however otherworldly it is, this music is in fact made by man. Limited to 75 copies." - C/Site.

Artist: XNO BBQX
Title: Alpha-Gal
Format: Cass
Label: C/Site
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
“xNOBBQx is a nearly impossible band to pin down. For over a decade they have been making a racket down in the Southern Hemisphere. Their earliest output, like their Siltbreeze released long-player, Sunshine Of Your Love, has a frantic element, everything in the red, and nothing but wild, recklessness. Though Nick Dan still bashes the drums, and Matthew Earle still hums, thuds, and buzzes the guitar, more recent releases have seen the band refine the sound into more hypnotic, albeit divisive, tunes. And perhaps divisive is the word for their style of music; for every possible melody the listener thinks they have discovered the clang-and-smack of the next moment erases it as quickly as it appeared. And for every possible point of reference the listener elicits, an abrupt conclusion wipes away the very notion of influence. xNOBBQx are a stunning band, who have captured audiences around the globe with their unique take on rock music. C/Site is very proud to bring a rare stateside release, not to mention the bands first since 2014. Ready yourself for the 46-minute journey of Alpha-Gal, in all its tape warbled goodness.” - C/Site.

Artist: XWAVE
Title: s/t
Format: Cass
Label: C/Site
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"Unadulterated dirge, scuzz, and weirdness from members of XNoBBQX, Sun of the Seventh Sister, Love Chants and an endless list of others. XWave continues the thug punk tradition from Australia – harnessing the attitude of bands like feedtime and 3 Toed Sloth, while adding their own notions of noise, improvisation and ineptitude. At times reminiscent of Japanese Minor scene acts like Kousokuya or Gaseneta, and even bringing to mind the chopped electronics of Lighthouse-era Shadow Ring (although that comparison tends to end abruptly with a barbaric thud on the floor tom to cue another fuzzed out bass line). Punishing, menacing and unkind, for over a decade XWave has abused strings and skins alike – pounding out a nervous breakdown, just as much as they shout about it. Limited to 75 copies." -C/Site.

Artist: SPIDER KING
Title: Shot to Pieces
Format: LP
Label: Cache Cache
Country: UK
Price: $26.00
"An unknown pleasure torn out of Manchesters lost DIY manual, this overqualified/underexposed post-punk pop pillar casts an almost invisible web across the history of Manchesters inner-city music scene, trapping appendages of The Mothmen, Martin Hannett, Gerry and the Holograms, John Cooper Clarke, Blue Orchids, Naffi Sandwich(The Naffis), and The Fates in its glue. As a central mast of Manchesters 1970s/80s "deserted" DIY era, spanning angular jazz funk, punk, and sarcastic synthpop, Spider King also played a huge role in Manchesters honorary adoption of The Velvet Undergrounds Nico (as her lead guitarist), fronted Martin Hannetts first band, and inhabits a key position in the careers of Sad Café, Alberto y Lost Trios Paranoias, and Paul Young, not to mention AC/DCs Mancunian debut. With dozens of self-penned songs, unreleased demos, and two of the best collectable Manc punk-funk 45s to grace collectors want-lists, its almost unbelievable (even tragic) that Mike Kings late-70s/early-80s work never saw a full-length release -- until now. Shot to Pieces represents one of the most elusive, jagged pieces of Northwest Englands punk-funk puzzle, recorded sporadically between 1979 and 1983 with a cast of characters from the Rabid/Absurd label family (such as behind-the-scenes synth-wielder John Scott from Gerry and the Holograms) and producers like Laurie Latham (The Blockheads). Commonly recognized by stalwarts of the eras mutating genres as "the one that got away," Spider King is the archetypal artists artist as well as the outsiders outsider and the hardest-working man in no-business, who is now attracting a whole new audience of champions from bloggers, vinyl nerds, and well-respected contemporary musicians, with his appearances on mixtapes and compilations. On hearing this essential release, one could argue that these lost spidergrams are more relevant in 2016 than they were when those arachnophobic A&R men shooed him away decades ago. For those who aint afraid to get bit, say hello to the Spider King." - Cache Cache.

Artist: STABAT STABLE
Title: Ultrissima on the Junks Moon
Format: LP
Label: Cache Cache
Country: UK
Price: $26.00
"The work of an incredible, idiosyncratic, and obscure early-80s French futurist DIY project lead by Jean-Luc Aimé (Univers Zero), this feature-length album of elusive recordings from rare vinyl and cassette co-op releases (collected as the first-ever LP of the project) represents the bone fide axis point where zeuhl-skool meets synthpop, dark ambient, and early electro. A lost art-ifact from a micro-genre in whichZED, Eskaton, and Heldon share outernational tape space with Vox Populi!, The Normal, Colin Potter, and Luc Marianni, this work occupies a unique place on the shelves of fans of early DIY electro and post-punk, while ticking the boxes of 80s VHS OST enthusiasts and followers of the growing interest in European cassette zine projects. These melodic, macabre pieces fuse multi-track cassette experiments with homemade special effects from the hand of an accomplished multi-instrumentalist working on the outer reaches of disenfranchised progressive pop and reluctant techno, defining then deconstructing genres that have yet to exist. Stabat Stable were fueled by futurist gothic imagery and operated on a plane parallel to their European and American contemporaries; there are few artists like them, and virtually none more enigmatic. This benchmark record is the first signpost to a darker part of your musical want-list, as the invisible glue for fans of the aforementioned anti-genres. File under "Not Yet."" - Cache Cache.

Artist: BADINGS, HENK
Title: Evolutions
Format: 10"
Label: Cacophonic
Country: UK
Price: $21.00
“2014 release. Pioneering electroacoustic and tape music by Henk Badings assisted by Dick Raaijmakers (Kid Baltan) from the Hanover Opera Ballet production of Evolutions, choreographed by Yvonne Georgi. Premiering in Hannover in 1958, then in Rome and Vienna in the following year, the ballet Evolutions (Evolutionen) by Yvonne Georgi was the second of three groundbreaking collaborations with Henk Badings (bookended by Cain and Abel aka Elektronisches Ballet in 1957 and Die Frau Von Andros in 1960) in which electronic tape music combined with avant-garde choreography. This pairing contributed to a vibrant global movement connecting experimental dance artists with electroacoustic and musique concrète musicians, manifested in the partnerships of choreographer Maurice Béjart with musician Pierre Henry and choreographer George Balanchine with musician Remi Gassmann, as well as Alwin Nikolais groundbreaking work in choreography and sound. Assisted by Raaijmakers, a fellow Dutch electronic music pioneer and a Philips sound laboratory technician, Badings, an Indonesian-born musician of Dutch parents, would by the late 50s begin to expand his successful career as a composer of "romantic modernism" and develop electronic, polytonal, and microtonal music that instantly attracted Georgi to his unique brand of musique concrète. As a key exponent of forward-thinking and conceptual dance, Georgi devised a narrative based on the evolution of technology and its agonizing effects on mankind. Garnering mixed opinions amongst the classical ballet cognoscenti in 1959, the projects of Georgi and Badings were viewed as part concert, part installation due to the radical sonic shifts and the physical deployment of large electronic speakers to replace the otherwise acoustic orchestral accompaniment. Prepared with the entire apparatus of the studio at Philips physics laboratory in Eindhoven before being committed to master tapes, Evolutions not only stretched the perceptions of modern ballet aficionados but also stretched the technical boundaries of electronic music at one of its most exciting and vibrant junctures in musical history.” - Cacophonic.

Artist: BRAEN RASKOVICH
Title: Abnormal Sensations
Format: LP
Label: Cacophonic
Country: UK
Price: $26.00
"Collectively known under their production pop group moniker The Pawnshop, Italian giallo/Spaghetti Western legends Alessandro Alessandroni, Giuliano Sorgini and Giulia De Mutiis (using their giallo/psych alter-egos of Braen, Raskovich and Kema) would reconvene behind the curtain in 1973 to craft this lost full-length LP as a mythical addition to their tiny group discography. Pinpointing a bona fide crossroads between the composers individual library grails The Underground and The Living Dead at the Manchester Morgue, this previously commercially-unreleased slice of abstract giallo stoner-funk combines Alessandronis inimitable twang-happy growling fuzz and desperately inquisitive guitar/harp/dulcimer manipulations (akin to his work on All the Colors of the Dark, Marquis De Sade and Danger Diabolik) with Sorginis eerie industrial scrapes, moaning echoes and face-slapping percussion grooves (found on his rare TV soundtracks like Zoo Folle or the undercover work he did for library labels like Leo, Leonardi, National, and Lupus). The inclusion of Alessandronis wife Giulia De Mutiis on groaning, wordless vocal duties not only completes The Pawnshop trinity but adds the essential giallo sheen popularized by Morricone-regular Edda DellOrso (evoking clear comparisons to that of Lizard in a Womans skin and Veruschka). For fans of Giulias work on Bruno Nicolais The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (dir. Jess Franco) and most notably Morricones Sospiri Da Una Radio Lontana (from Henri Verneuils The Night Caller) and Venus (on the Nereide label), the distinction glistens in the detail. These 12 tracks were circulated amongst TV and cinema production houses in the mid-70s for potential film synchronization by library label Octopus under the title Judicial Inquiry ("Inchiesta Giudiziaria") in what was perhaps an effort to capture the imagination of directors of the growing trend in Italian crime cinema. Track titles such as "Abnormal Sensations" and "Psychic Getaway," however, indicate the trios natural penchant for the absurd and supernatural, rendering this particular beast quite specific and unique as its own dedicated non-release. For fans of extrovert Italian freak-funk, avant-garde pop and European horror soundtracks, this LP should sit comfortably in the company of your Bruno Nicolai and Gruppo Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza records and draw striking comparisons to international horror soundtracks by Don Gere, Pierre Raph and Andrzej Korzynski, while exposing another secret hiding place for some of Italys finest A-list composers making rich experimental noise for B-movie masterpieces. " - Cacophonic.

Artist: CASA, DANIELA
Title: Arte Moderna
Format: LP
Label: Cacophonic
Country: UK
Price: $26.00
"Filed neatly and undisturbed within the micro-genre of 1970s Italian artsploitation, amongst films soundtracks such as Girl With The Crystal Plumage, A Quiet Place In The Country and House With The Laughing Windows, this obscure library LP is one of the few fully formed concept albums from the recently reappraised discography of Romes most versatile and adventurous female production music composer Daniela Casa. Once destined for a shelf life within the storage rooms of defunct TV studios and educational facilities, Danielas previously strictly commercially unavailable music has in recent years been given new focus at the hands of open-minded disc detectives and sonic salvage hunters earning Casas distinctive feminine take on experimental instrumental mood and movie compositions a place next to her widely respected masculine counterparts such as Alessandro Alessandroni, AR Luciani, Pierro Umiliani, Morricone and Nicolai. Sharing tight studio space and strict syndication schedules with all of the aforementioned artists (under commission from Romano Di Baris fervently independent Flipper music factory) Daniela Casa embraced a liberating wind change in affordable music technology which opened doors for uninhabited solo compositions in home studios, taking advantage of communal recording consoles and domestic synthesizers which nurtured a lesser-documented creative family tree (or rather secret society) and paved the way for individualistic projects from the likes of Magnetic Systems Fabio Frizzi and Goblins Claudio Simonetti. Here, on this repress of the impossibly rare, one-time subscription-only album, Arte Moderna, we find Daniela at her versatile best, creating a wide thematic suite (based on paintings and sculptures in an abstract art gallery) for which she would deploy mostly organic and acoustic instruments to construct a set of unorthodox compositions straddling avant garde, free jazz and Giallo tension (with some brief moments of brooding electronics and italian pop). Veering from her stylistic pop interests (which clearly included a fondness for the music of Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin) Casas Arte Moderna saw her adopt a less era-specific approach, combining neo-classical elements and piano improvisations akin to the likes of Frances Francois Tusques or Burton Greene, or Americas Mal Waldron without compromising her strong narrative personality. Finders Keepers Records now shine new light on these sonic sculptures and provide a fresh context where educated music listeners are ready to fill the gaps between Delia Derbyshire, Ennio Morricone, Suzanne Ciani and Harry Partch." - Cacophonic.

Artist: CHERRY, DON & JOHN APPLETON
Title: Don/Jon
Format: 7"
Label: Cacophonic
Country: UK
Price: $15.00
“Rare, previously unreleased outtakes from electroacoustic pioneer and Synclavier developer Jon Appleton and experimental jazz outrider Don Cherrys controversial electronic jazz experiments, recorded during the sessions for their 1970 Human Music LP at the Bregman Electronic Music Studio at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire. Released with the blessing and encouragement of Appleton himself, this absolutely essential record combines the creative technology that directly coincided with the dawn of Bob Moog and Don Buchlas synthesizer revolution with the homecoming of outernational free jazz -- two strains that, in tandem, spearheaded Americas most radical music developments in the subsequent two decades and beyond.” - Cacophonic.

Artist: GASSMANN, REMI
Title: Electronics
Format: 10"
Label: Cacophonic
Country: UK
Price: $21.00
“2014 release. Eleven early electroacoustic pieces for the Studiotrautonium keyboard alongside tape manipulation to accompany the New York City Ballet production of Electronics by George Balanchine. Originally staged March 22, 1961, as part of a double bill choreographed by Balanchine, the experimental New York City Ballet production of Electronics included the renowned dancers Violette Verdy and Jacques dAmboise (pictured on this reissues cover art) and a revolutionary score by multi-disciplinary composer Remi Gassmann using a truly unique instrument. Working alongside German-born keyboard composer and close acquaintance Oskar Sala (with whom he had studied in Berlin under Paul Hindemith), Gassmann was given access to the latest developments of the Trautonium, an early electronic keyboard that was first exhibited in 1930 by inventor Adolf Trautwein and three pianists (including Sala). Being one of the original exponents of the machine, Sala (with Trautweins blessing) took the basic model of a neon tube oscillator and wire frequency controller (which provided an untempered continuous tonal range) and spent over twenty years developing what would become the Konzerttrautonium (as used by Richard Strauss to emulate synthetic gongs), followed by the microtonal Mixturtrautonium and eventually the static Studiotrautonium, which formed the centerpiece of Salas studio in Charlottenburg, Berlin, where Electronics was composed and realized. For the 1961 ballet, dressed in metallic bodysuits with geometric diodic motifs, Verdy and dAmboise (alongside a small troupe of other dancers) performed the concise 11-part ballet to polarized but predominantly positive audiences, generating a new outlook on experimental dance and supporting the similar sensibilities of other choreographers such as Alwin Nikolais, Yvonne Georgi (with Henk Badings), and Maurice Béjart (with Pierre Henry). As one of the first American performances drawing primarily on European developments, the modest critical success of the project would open new avenues for the electronic musical duo who were commissioned later in the year by Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions to provide enhanced and versatile sound effects emulating cacophonic bird sounds alongside Bernard Hermann for the 1963 blockbuster The Birds.” - Cacophonic.

Artist: GOETHALS, LUCIEN
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Cacophonic
Country: UK
Price: $28.00
"2014 release. Lucien Goethals was born in 1931 in Ghent, Belgium. He completed his musical education at the Royal Academy of Music in 1956 where he was awarded the highest accolades for advanced organ, history of music, and theoretic notions, after which he eventually pursued his studies of seriated music technique and electronic composition with G.M. Koenig. He was awarded further awards for composition in both his own country as well as abroad, and was a member of the renowned Spectra work group. In 1963 he was appointed to the post of producer of the BRT (Flemish division of the Belgian Broadcasting and Television System) and later a key producer in the division known as IPEM (Institute for psycho-acoustics and electronic music). From 1971 he taught musical analysis at the Music Academy of Ghent. Goethals was an exponent of the stricter direction in the aesthetics of contemporary music. His work is still recognized as a valuable contribution, on a global scale, to the fields of seriated and trans-aleatoric music of the past half century. His recorded achievements within experimental music include a dozen rare compositions for solo "magnetophonic" music and a set of works for combined orthodox instruments with magnétaphone. Outside of the electronic field, Goethals was also recognized for his chamber music, symphonic orchestration, cantata, and lied compositions. This compendium focuses on Luciens magnetophonic work. Features a translation of the original track notes that accompanied the original limited Belgian pressing.” - Cacophonic.

Artist: GOEYVAERTS, KAREL
Title: s/t
Format: CD
Label: Cacophonic
Country: UK
Price: $11.00
“Karel Goeyvaerts was born in Antwerp in 1923. After receiving a humanistic education in Antwerp, he took courses at the Lemmensinstituut in Mechelen, Belgium. From 1943 until 1947 he studied at the Royal Flemish Conservatoire of Antwerp. From 1947 until 1950 he studied composition with Darius Milhaud and music analysis with Olivier Messiaen and was a pupil ofMaurice Martenot at the Conservatoire de Paris. In 1949 he was awarded the 2nd Prize for Composition and the Lili Boulanger Prize at the same college. He won the Halphen Prize in 1950. During the winter of 1950-51, he wrote the "Sonata for two pianos." Because of its decisive and total stylistic novelty he designated this work "Opus 1," thus rejecting all of his former work. With this sonata he created a structural synthesis of the dodecaphonic system ofAnton Webern and the teachings of Messiaen and laid the foundations for generalized "punctual" serialism. He demonstrated the application of this technique on the electronic medium in his compositions Nos. 4, 5, and 7. During the period from 1951-1956, he influenced -- directly, through personal contact and intensive correspondence -- the musical creativity of Karlheinz Stockhausen, whom he met during the summer courses of 1951 in Darmstadt. In 1953, Goeyvaerts and Stockhausen produced the first electronic music in the studio of the NWDR (Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk) in Cologne. In 1970 the BRT (Belgian Radio and Television) appointed him as producer at the IPEM (Institute of Psychoacoustics and Electronic Music) in Ghent. In 1974 he took charge of the new music productions for BRT-3 in Brussels. Goeyvaerts received several awards, including the Koopal Prize in 1967 and the Visser-Neerlandia Prize in 1969. He also was given commissions by the BRT, the Festival of Flanders, and the NOS (Nederlandse Omroep Stichting). His works have been performed in several European countries, as well as Canada, the United States, and Japan, and at festivals of the ISCM (International Society for Contemporary Music), including Brussels 1950, Oslo 1953, Graz 1972, and Bonn 1977. This CD is the first collection of some of Goeyvaertss ultra-rare vinyl releases, available here for the first time outside of their original vinyl editions.” - Cacophonic.

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

Artist: LASRY-BASCHET
Title: Instruments Non-Électronique
Format: LP
Label: Cacophonic
Country: UK
Price: $26.00
“Cacophonic presents Instruments Non-Électronique, a collection of the earliest recordings by the French sound sculpture musicians known as Structures Sonores Lasry-Baschet. These recordings feature the first fruits of the collaboration between the beguiling and haunting sounds of Jacques and Yvonne Lasry and the musical inventions of Bernard and François Baschet. The Baschet brothers instruments incorporated metal bars, steel rods, balloons, crystal stems, and were totally independent of electronic components or equipment, sidestepping the celebrated trends in tape manipulation and musique concrète. The instruments were played using horsehair bows and wet glass rods, which caused the tubes and metal surfaces to resonate, the amplification was produced by the movement of vibrating rods embedded in fixed plates, and the timbre could be modified by altering the sizes of the resonators. By the early 50s, the brothers had invented a series of large, visually striking sculpture-like instruments that could be used by anyone, regardless of any formal musical training. These instruments combined crystal, water, and steel to create a unique, delicate, and haunting sound. A chance meeting in 1954 with Jacques and Yvonne Lasry, two enthusiastic piano-based musicians, led to the formation of the Structures Sonores Lasry-Baschet ensemble. This collection of early recordings includes tracks from a 1957 single on Ducretet Thomson credited to Jacques Lasry/François Baschet and titled Lorgue de Cristal et les Percussions, and presented with a pop-political, almost anti-musique concrète disclaimer, "Instruments Non-Électroniques." The collection also features two notable ballet pieces from 1959: "Jeux dOmbres" and "Ballet du Soho," as well as the rare soundtrack to J. Willemetzs film LAtomium, made for the 1958 Brussels Worlds Fair. Many of these inclusions also feature performances from the groups regular collaborators, such as clarinetist Roger Simon (Music de Wolfe, Chappell), vocalist Lucie Rapp, and composers and percussionists Daniel Ouzounoff and Jacques Chollet. Also included in this compilation are tracks from 1962s Mister Blues, featuring the first recordings of Jacques Lasrys son, Teddy Lasry, who, at age 15, joined the group as its clarinet player, and would go on to contribute to Magmas signature cosmic military brass arrangements. This compilation presents Structures Sonores Lasry-Baschet in its very earliest vinyl appearances, a window into the origins of one of the greatest unions in experimental French music.” - Cacophonic.

Artist: LUENING, OTTO & VLADIMIR USSACHEVSKY
Title: Tape Recorder Music
Format: LP
Label: Cacophonic
Country: UK
Price: $26.00
"2016 repress of Cacophonics 2013 reissue; originally released in 1955. One of the very earliest and most important examples of electronic tape music to be pressed on vinyl (alongside the Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française musique concrète compilations in France and Jim Fassetts comedic 1953 Strange to Your Ears novelty record), this privately pressed 1955 10" was released on a one-off label owned by businessman Gene Bruck to document a custom-made performance at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1952. This facsimile edition of this important LP archives remastered versions of the first recorded unison of Otto Luening and Vladimir Ussachevsky, a partnership that founded the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center at Columbia University in 1959, which would later count İlhan Mimaroğlu, Wendy Carlos,Dariush Dolat-Shahi, and Alice Shields among its graduates. The October 28, 1952, performance showcased the debut of the seminal "Fantasy in Space," based on resampled flute recordings that were manipulated on magnetic tape to create an otherworldly melodic composition, stylistically begging comparison with the early recordings of Kraftwerk (made some 20 years later) and bringing a palatable and tuneful alternative to the stark avant-garde experiments of the pairs French counterparts. The mechanical construction of the track was even "performed" on primetime American television to celebrate this groundbreaking approach to modern music. The records full program includes further experiments with manipulated recordings of bells and woodwind instruments subjected to mechanical "augmentation, diminution and retrograding" to create pieces that "cannot be played with conventional instruments." In the following years labels like Folkways and Desto would also plunder this important session as a milestone in electronic music. For the purposes of this release Cacophonic have also included the seldom-heard 14-minute track "Poem in Cycles and Bells" for tape recorder and orchestra, which was recorded using the same techniques with the Royal Danish Radio Orchestra in 1956 and released via the Composers Recordings Inc. label founded by Luening himself in 1954 (employing Ussachevsky in an advisory capacity). CRI operated for 49 years, releasing records by Harry Partch, Alwin Nikolais, John Cage, and Alice Shields. Also included in this edition is an expansion of the rare 10" original artwork by legendary graphic designerRonald Clyne, an early example of his work made before he became in-house designer for Folkways Records, rivaling the likes of Blue Notes Reid Miles for some of Americas most iconic record sleeves." - Cacophonic.

Artist: MAGNE, MICHEL
Title: Musique Tachiste
Format: CD
Label: Cacophonic
Country: UK
Price: $11.00
"Originally released in 1959. The debut release on Finders Keepers experimental/jazz/avant-garde imprint Cacophonic,Musique Tachiste is the first in a series of rare records by French experimentalist Michel Magne. One of the very earliest full-length French concept albums -- part radical manifesto, part pantomime -- it combines found sounds and industrial noise with piano jazz alongside imposing avant-garde orchestral elements and Magnes own hammered cimbalom flourishes, as a physically humorous reaction to the bourgeoning musique concrète movement. This unique debut LP also provides an early insight into a fruitful soundtrack/conceptual jazz career that would see Magne collaborate with Jean-Claude Vannier,Martial Solal, and Artie Kaplan, and found the residential recording studio at Château dHérouville, nicknamed Strawberry Studios, where French artists like Magma, Catherine Ribeiro, Brigitte Fontaine, and Ange shared space with Terry Riley and Pink Floyd. As a dedicated producer of thematic composition, anti-intellectual experimental performance, and modern jazz, Magne was also a well respected pioneer of Frances signature film score sound of the late 60s. His self-initiated debut,Musique Tachiste, marks a stylistic crossroads where the likes of Egisto Macchi, Harry Partch, Rolf Liebermann, and Igor Wakhevitch overlap with the work of future collaborators and understudies like Jean-Claude Vannier and Martial Solal. This album is an essential forefather of European conceptual pop made at the start of a career that later furnished France with one of its most important residential studios and a discography of challenging LPs before Magnes untimely suicide in the 1984. Presented here for the first time since its initial humble pressing in its unabridged entirety complete with its collectible illustrated sleeve art, this album stands as the perfect debut release and musical modus operandi for the Cacophonic imprint." - Cacophonic.

Artist: MR. ONDIOLINE
Title: s/t
Format: 7"
Label: Cacophonic
Country: UK
Price: $13.00
"Since the true identity of this sinister masked electronic keyboard villain was revealed in Jean-Jacques Perreys recent autobiography, the Mr. Ondioline EP has become a desirable record amongst collectors of early electronics. As a controversial figure amongst the early musique concrete pioneers due to his painstaking ambition to put popular melody into edited tape music, this debut release from 1960 hears Mr. Ondioline showcasing Perreys Ondioline electronic keyboard (and synth precursor) while proudly celebrating the dawn of multitrack recording and tape editing. Pioneering, eerily nostalgic and creatively fearless, this record brings electric melodies to your haunted ballrooms." - Cacophonic.

Artist: TUSQUES & DON CHERRY, FRANCOIS
Title: La Maison Fille Du Soleil
Format: 7"
Label: Cacophonic
Country: UK
Price: $15.00
"Cross-pollinating the want-lists of art/jazz/print and architecture enthusiasts, this seldom-sighted 45 single is regarded as the rarest "lost" recording by American jazz trumpeter Don Cherry collaborating with French piano improv genius François Tusques. A missing link in the pre-formative years of improvised jazz, this mythical private pressing unites two of the key exponents of both American and French free-jazz. This intimate recording was made to accompany a 1964 exhibition by pioneering Swiss/French architect Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris (aka Le Corbusier) held in Nantes. Housed in a two-fold wrap-around sleeve identical to the original article, this release also features a miscredited appearance by bass player Bernard "Beb" Guérin." - Cacophonic.

Artist: TUSQUES WITH BARNEY WILEN, FRANCOIS
Title: Le Nouveau Jazz
Format: LP
Label: Cacophonic
Country: UK
Price: $26.00
"With track titles translating to "Song for the Devil" and "The Witches," Francois Tusques rarest commercially-released LP casts an early stylistic premonition of the vampire-themed improvised soundtracks recorded for director Jean Rollin, merely months after its release. Assembling the very same group of musical sorcerers, this albums personnel (featuring, amongst others, soprano saxophonist Barney Wilen) reads like a whos-who of Frances early improvised music/free jazz scene, resulting in a wholly unique European flavor while preserving the essence of other global inter-communal travelers, such as Don Cherry and Krzysztof Komeda. Originally extracted from three separate recording sessions in early 1967, Le Nouveau Jazz opens with themes conjured up for the short film Coda by French jazz documentarian Marc Pauly, highlighting the composers adept ability in his multi-disciplined art, further aligning him with the aforementioned pioneers. The rest of the album combines frenzied macabre picture music (akin to Detroits Wendell Harrison) and emotive piano improvisations (Mal Waldron anyone?) with the sui generis inclusion of a double double bass formation courtesy of Bernard "Beb" Guerin (Sonny Sharrock/Kühn Brothers) and Jean-Francois Jenny Clarke (Enrico Rava/Giorgio Gaslini). As Tusques second official album (after the seldom-sighted Free Jazz from 1965), this LP expands on this important French musicians vision and follows up Cacophonics repress of his mega-rare Don Cherry art installation collaboration from 1964, this time introducing extra rhythmic arrangements courtesy of Italian drummer Aldo Romano (Robin Kenyatta). Housed in the elegant original "Witches" artwork sleeve by comic illustrator Jean Vern with French liner notes by French psychiatry/beat poet/crime fiction writer, Yves Buin, this worthy reissue hopes to find a unique, uninhabited part of your collection from an era that changed the Parisian underground prior to the important developments of labels like BYG Actuel and Futura Records in the early 1970s." - Cacophonic.

Artist: TUSQUES, FRANCOIS
Title: La Reine Des Vampires 1967
Format: LP
Label: Cacophonic
Country: UK
Price: $26.00
"2014 release. As a central figure of one of Europes most vibrant inter-communal music movements, François Tusquess involvement as a central figure in the French free jazz scene (alongside Barney Wilen, Jean-François Jenny-Clark, and Jacques Thollot) is as indispensable as it is synonymous. As the first release in a series of long-overdue reissues and vintage archival debuts, Cacophonic presents this presumed lost, previously unreleased studio session from 1967, which sees the cross-pollination of two of Frances most exciting counter-culture families, combining the open music of Tusques and the moving image of experimental horror director Jean Rollin. This cinematic debut for both parties commenced in 1967 under the working title La Reine Des Vampires before being distributed and commonly (inaccurately) recognized as "Frances first vampire film" under the title Viol Du Vampire. Staying faithful to the projects original title and intention, this dedicated audio release hears the original unedited performance in its original form before Rollins sound editors got to work with their ruthless tape splicers, dialogue synchronization, and recycling tactics. La Reine Des Vampires features an all-star line-up of Barney Wilen, Jean-François Jenny-Clark, Bernard Guerin, and Eddie Gaumont -- assembled by Tusques in the same months that followed the important manifesto of the avant-garde that embossed the groups name on the French musical map. This advent collides at the exact point where Rollin (as an erotic writer and avant-garde theatre patron) first committed his filmic experiments to feature-length celluloid, proving this previously unheard artifact to be a significant landmark at the start of both a controversial cinematic legacy and a genuinely experimental domestic music career that immediately went on to magnetize the likes of Don Cherry, and Archie Shepp and Sunny Murray in the following year. Remastered from Tusquess very own studio master tapes and including an extra lost bonus track from his personal "work-in-progress" Ferrograph dubs, this LP not only includes the unedited soundtrack source material but compiles a number of high-quality studio demos originally turned down by Rollin in 1967. The approved themes found on the A-side of the record were also rearranged and edited for the soundtrack for Rollins second feature film, La Vampire Nue (1970), without Tusquess prior consent, providing an extra twist in the tale and instantly giving this first-time release a technical "double soundtrack" status.” - Cacophonic.

Artist: V/A
Title: Danse Sacrale: 14 Early Avant-Garde and Electronic Compositions for Ballet and Modern Dance
Format: Double LP
Label: Cacophonic
Country: UK
Price: $28.00
"The roots of electronic dance music by definition. An unlikely combination of early recordings by international electronic and avant-garde composers as well as infrequent collaborators retrospectively unified by their commitment to the musical enhancement of 20th-century ballet and the evolution of modern dance. Presenting key exponents of the musique concrète and tape music movements alongside masters of the early electric sound synthesizers, as well as pre/anti-electronic instrument designers with non-conformist and microtonal composers, Danse Sacrale reveals a broad range of truly revolutionary musical and academic advancements that found an improbable, sporadic, and vibrant creative outlet via one of Europes proudest and most sacred cultural institutions. Featuring composers Pierre Henry, Lasry-Baschet, Igor Wakhevitch, Henk Badings, Jean-Claude Vannier, Remi Gassmann, Alwin Nikolais, and Karl-Birger Blomdahl alongside choreographers like Béjart, Balanchine, and Yvonne Georgi, Danse Sacrale unites the unanimously lauded and the relatively unknown with some of their earliest and underexposed achievements. These rare and remastered compositions provide a concise retrospective of a previously undocumented global phenomenon and a global synergy that formed the true foundations of electronic dance music and changed the perceptions of modern music and dance culture in the stern face of adversity and tradition." - Cacophonic.

Artist: V/A
Title: Danse Sacrale: 14 Early Avant-Garde and Electronic Compositions for Ballet and Modern Dance
Format: CD
Label: Cacophonic
Country: UK
Price: $11.00
"The roots of electronic dance music by definition. An unlikely combination of early recordings by international electronic and avant-garde composers as well as infrequent collaborators retrospectively unified by their commitment to the musical enhancement of 20th-century ballet and the evolution of modern dance. Presenting key exponents of the musique concrète and tape music movements alongside masters of the early electric sound synthesizers, as well as pre/anti-electronic instrument designers with non-conformist and microtonal composers, Danse Sacrale reveals a broad range of truly revolutionary musical and academic advancements that found an improbable, sporadic, and vibrant creative outlet via one of Europes proudest and most sacred cultural institutions. Featuring composers Pierre Henry, Lasry-Baschet, Igor Wakhevitch, Henk Badings, Jean-Claude Vannier, Remi Gassmann, Alwin Nikolais, and Karl-Birger Blomdahl alongside choreographers like Béjart, Balanchine, and Yvonne Georgi, Danse Sacrale unites the unanimously lauded and the relatively unknown with some of their earliest and underexposed achievements. These rare and remastered compositions provide a concise retrospective of a previously undocumented global phenomenon and a global synergy that formed the true foundations of electronic dance music and changed the perceptions of modern music and dance culture in the stern face of adversity and tradition." - Cacophonic.

Artist: V/A
Title: Musique Concrète: Groupe de Recherches Musicales de la RTF
Format: LP
Label: Cacophonic
Country: UK
Price: $26.00
"Reissue of 1960 BAM label release. Musique Concrète represents an important milestone in the development and progression of the genre of the same name. It marks a crossroad for the genre and its originator, Pierre Schaeffer and another of the genres most important protagonists, Pierre Henry. In 1942, Schaeffer and Jacques Copeau founded the Studio dEssai (renamed Club dEssai in 1946) as part of Radiodiffusion Française studios in order to experiment with radiophonic techniques. In 1948, Schaeffer occupied his time with the manner in which sound recordings "revealed what was hidden in the act of basic acoustic listening". This resulted in a series of studies known as Cinq études de bruits (Five Studies of Noises) (1948). With word of his theories and experiments spreading, Schaeffers studies grew in size and he would need assistance. Pierre Henry was an obvious choice and sound engineer, Jacques Poullin, completed the sonic powerhouse. The group was renamed the Groupe de Musique Concrete. In 1951, RTF gave the trio access to one of the earliest purpose-build electroacoustic studios, furnishing it with state of the art equipment such as a morphophone and a phonogene, both designed by Poullin. The studio attracted composers such as Karlheinz Stockhausen and Edgard Varèse and in that same year Schaeffer and Henry produced and premiered the first opera concrète, "Orphèe 51". Pierre Henry began pursuing projects closer to his own heart, working with experimental filmmakers and choreographers like Maurice Béjart. In 1957, following a particularly prolonged absence on RTF duties, Schaeffer returned unhappy with the direction the group had taken and tabled an idea to revitalize both their approach as well as personnel. As a result, Henry and several other key members soon left. Schaeffer lay the foundations in 1958 for a new collective called Groupe de Recherches Musicales recruiting new members Iannis Xenakis, Henri Sauguet, Luc Ferrari and Michel Philippot as well as ushering in a new steady stream of musicians eager to study, including a young Jean Michel Jarre. Featuring the full versions of these seminal early works (abridged versions of which had previously appeared across two 7" singles on Disques BAM) the recordings presented here are the first fruits of this new alliance and served to lay the bedrock for the future of the Groupe de Recherches Musicales which would later count the likes of Ivo Malec, Philippe Carson, Romuald Vandelle, Edgardo Canton and François Bayle." - Cacophonic.

Artist: PUTAS BEBADAS
Title: Jovem Excelso Happy
Format: LP
Label: Cafetra
Country: Portugal
Price: $16.00
"Vinyl of the Month must most serpently go to Spains Putas Bꢡdas for their spectacular debut album JOVEM EXCELSO HAPPY, which cleaves skulls in two with its disjointed anti-rhythms and layered rackets, and has this past month occupied in my head the larger place. Coming on like Flipper plays July 4th Toilet coming on like the bastard offspring of Grady Runyan and Reuben Fiberglasss Model Citizen-period Monoshock meets Kramers ridiculous spiders-on-vaseline trio Shockabilly, this quartet of Spanish reprobates inhabits an unfathomable and perpetually mystifying musical place in the foreground and background simultaneously One track involves speeding the chorus up to 45rpm. The final track Long Live The Mullet attains the same kind of Nirvana as Les Rallizes Denudes heady classic Smokin Cigarette Blues. True psychedelic states this band occupy; no obvious boundaries other than the perpetually mystifying." - Julian Cope. Debut LP from this Portugese band (not from Spain). Limited to 200 copies.

Artist: STONE COAL WHITE
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Cali-Tex
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"The first offering from DJ Shadows Cali-Tex imprint in over three and a half years features Dayton, Ohios Stone Coal White. Perhaps the most underground act in a scene that was already vastly subterranean, bassist Melvin Payne, guitarist Tommy Mundy, and drummer Joey Lobo Rodrick released their sound from the deepest chasm of the black experience. Channeling Vietnam nightmares, grass, LSD, unhinged sexuality, poverty, and violence, Stone Coal White created a spiritual sound that was uniquely their own. Some will recognize You Know from the black-psych mix bible Chains & Black Exhaust, but as the groups two 45s exist in single digit quantities, only a handful have heard the rest of this Ho Chi Min City-damaged oeuvre. Their two 45s have been bolstered with four previously unissued tracks found in the basement of a now-condemned motorcycle gang hideout. Along with never before seen photos, this vastly unheard slice of gritty, hazed-out Ohio psych rock finally gets its due beyond the cranked out bikers it was originally intended for." -Cali-Tex

Artist: COPELAND, ERIC
Title: Flushing Meats
Format: 7"
Label: Calico
Country: Canada
Price: $8.00
"Eric Copeland follows up his series of pop-minded psych singles on Post Present Medium with a further 7” single, this time leaning ever so further left field on Calico Corp. Reaching back into the warped depths of his instrumental work these two sides tear like Steve Reichs Come Out blindly crossfaded into some bent fiesta rave up. Dizzyingly abstract bangers in an edition of 300." -Calico.

Artist: U.S. GIRLS
Title: The Island Song
Format: 7"
Label: Calico
Country: Canada
Price: $8.00
"Lead single off Meg Remys U.S. Girls on Kraak LP released on Belgian label Kraak. The A Side is a straight hit single with heavy Italo-Disco undertones, could easily slide between Julee Cruise songs on a Lynch soundtrack. The B Side, produced by Onakabazien is an incantation to the ghost of Mariahs 1990s. LTD to 300. Includes free download." -Calico.

Artist: PHANTOM PAYN FUTURE, A
Title: From Dormant Years
Format: Cass
Label: Calico Grounds
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
Bedroom recordings from 1998-99, edition of 100.

Artist: WRIGHT, FRANK QUARTET
Title: Church Number Nine
Format: LP
Label: Calumet
Country: France
Price: $25.00
“This is the free jazz record that everyone wants. Its long, mythic history is shrouded and whispered about because of it rarity. Church Number Nine was recorded on March 7, 1970, but remained buried until it was released in 1973 on the Calumet label, a Parisian venture that instantly evaporated into thin air. Only 300 copies of the album made it into circulation; the rest were apparently destroyed. The line-up is one of free jazzs greatest, the same quartet as Frank Wrights legendary BYG Actuel outing One for John: Wright on tenor, Noah Howard on alto, Bobby Few on piano, and Muhammad Ali on drums. The opening track is a monumental 26-minute slab of holy-rolling free gospel. Heavily indebted to Albert Ayler, Wrights take on the spiritual is spiced up by adding additional percussion. This is when Wright and Howard are not blowing their horns to smithereens -- they both unleash an all-incinerating racket, an ominously heavy whirlwind of feverish, infernal blowing. Bobby Few is a standout in these sessions and exerts explosive and alternating churchy licks and furious clusters until the whole comes crashing down like the walls of Jericho under the blasts of the horns. The second piece comprises tight bursts of energy, ripping notes to pieces like there is no tomorrow. Possessed vocals from various members imbue the proceedings with an air of a possession ceremony amid the fractured tone-clusters of the torrential sonic storm. This record is heavy, ecstatic, and mind-blowing! Church Number Nine is without a single doubt one of the greatest free-blowing jazz discs ever to be put down on wax. One-time pressing of 300 copies. Faithful to the original.” - Calumet.

Artist: 38 TONNES
Title: Laisse-Moi Vivre
Format: 7"
Label: Cameleon
Country: France
Price: $12.00
French-Morrocan hard rock band formed in 1976. Originally pressed in 1981 in edition of 300, and sold only at their shows, this is their second single. Reissued in an edition of 300.



Artist: ANGEL FACE
Title: A Wild Odyssey + Sessions
Format: Double LP
Label: Cameleon
Country: France
Price: $31.00

“A reissue of a rare LP, originally released in 1985, "Wild Odyssey". The first LP consists of 8 tracks from the period 1976-1977, more or less in the vein of the Stooges, krautrock and Chrome. LP nr. 2 contains studio sessions from 1991/94. Presented here are 13 original songs in the style ofMC5, Motörhead and Steppenwolf. These tracks are previously unreleased on vinyl. This edition of 500 copies includes new artwork and remastered sound.” - Cameleon.


Artist: ANKH
Title: Les Maitres du Temps
Format: 7"
Label: Cameleon
Country: France
Price: $11.00
"ANKH is a French group of Normandy (Les Andelys in Eure), established in autumn 1974 Fabrice Baty (guitar), Philippe Briard (bass) and Michel Chevalier (drums). In 1976, Philip left the band and was replaced by Renaud Thorez. He had already played with Fabrice in the previous group, COCKROACH, and he was the brother of the wife of Fabrizio, Nathalie, which she will join the group for singing, synths and percussion. 
ANKH is mainly produced in the department of Eure (Les Andelys, Louviers, Vernon, Evreux), in schools, outdoor festivals and municipal festivals where they organized their own gigs and it is the ticket to the latter that the 45t, released in late 76, was distributed. The band broke up in the fall of 1977. 
45t Two styles on this disc, progressive heavy with " Masters of Time "and instumental surf prog for" Islands." -Cameleon

Artist: DEGRADS
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Cameleon
Country: France
Price: $22.00
"This American group of Rochester released a single in 1983 and 8 new tracks here are incredible LP. Buzzcocks trend group but not that ..... Indeed, Television, Lou Reed, The Doors, Shoes and punk Arty also called on these 10 tracks dating back to 1983. The group consists among other brothers Jonathan Caws-Elwitt and Sam Elwitt, good at crushing, childish ditties, an ins / exhaustion of these influences that give enjoyable results with a singer who imposes unavoidable melodies thanks to its multiple variations of tone. 500 copies." - Cameleon.

Artist: FALCONS
Title: Please Understand Me / Two Hearts Have Took The Lead / El Camel / Geneviève
Format: 7"
Label: Cameleon
Country: France
Price: $11.00
Edition of 500. "Official reissue of this very rare French EP THE FALCONS released in 1967, Fuzz Beat, original tracks. Sound remastered in Parélies (Paris) , laminated 300gsm sleeve." - Cameleon.


Artist: FANCY GOODS, LES
Title: Gloria/Get Off Of My Cloud/I Can Only Give You Everything/Under My Thumb
Format: 7"
Label: Cameleon
Country: France
Price: $9.00
"Reissue 500 copies of this extremely rare EP, some copies with no sleeves are pressed in 1967 on JBP label. Great covers of ROLLING STONES & THEM." - Cameleon.


Artist: HOMARDS VIOLETS
Title: Le Sadique/Existentialisme Des Années 66/Le Clodo/Décolonisation
Format: 7"
Label: Cameleon
Country: France
Price: $10.00
"Reissue of a very rare French EP released in 1967. Garage rock. 600 copies, 300 in black and 300 in purple." - Cameleon.

Artist: HOTCHKISS
Title: First Cartridges
Format: 7"
Label: Cameleon
Country: France
Price: $11.00
Edition of 300 reissue of this French heavy metal rarity (with the originally intended cover art). Recorded in a single day in 1985, and heavily inspired by Detroit hard rock as well as Motorhead and the like...

"HOTCHKISS is a French band born in May, 1984 in Aurillac (between Toulouse and Clermont-Ferrand), a rather isolated area where hard rock is struggling to make itself heard. At one time, however, a dozen groups crossed iron in the rooms of Aurillac, but only for about a year or thereabouts. It is this period that saw the formation of HOTCHKISS. Three musicians who "struggled" in various local groups decide to do everything possible to succeed: Serge Nangeroni on guitar and vocals, Jerome Hubert Joly on bass, and Thierry on drums. The first objective of the group is obviously the development of a solid repertoire but soon they focus on recording a single. The three musicians think releasing a single is an effective way to attract the attention of a hard rock audience… The three protagonists do not hide their interest in all the mythical groups of Detroit (late 60s, early 70s) who lead to revolt through violence and perversion..." - from the original press release.

Artist: LES KRASH
Title: Love
Format: 7"
Label: Cameleon
Country: France
Price: $10.00
"Band from Grenoble, their unique and rare 45s was released in 1972 Bello Records. . Sign in Azario studios near Grenoble, some taken, this reissue should do justice and make these 2 tracks Hard / Prog premium for that time in France. The group will win the springboard Du Golf Drouot in July 1970. Photo beachfront side of Juan-Les-Pins, are 4 members. Michel Pissichio does not play on the disc, Christian Giraud defector from LIFE AFTER Hammond organ officiating as Michel Lyon was at that time. . Gérard Michel Sage and Pissichio died since Following a default vinyl, 150 copies were withdrawn from sale and destroyed." -Cameleon.


Artist: LES SENDERS
Title: s/t
Format: 7"
Label: Cameleon
Country: France
Price: $12.00
Reissue of this sought-after mid-60s French garage single in an edition of 300 copies. Their second and final release.


Artist: MOPO MOGO
Title: Moi Je Men Fous Ich Bin Allein
Format: 7"
Label: Cameleon
Country: France
Price: $10.00
Mopo Mogo is the first one man punk from France. Limited to 500 copies reissue of a rare self released 7” from 1983.
“Definitely one of the greatest European Punk records of all time. This one man/ one rat band produced in 1983 what I consider the template for many FUCK WAVE bands to follow. Listen to this great two song 7" and judge for yourself.” - La Vida Es Un Mus.


Artist: OXYDE/CRYSTAL EYES
Title: Révolution / Crystalized
Format: 7"
Label: Cameleon
Country: France
Price: $14.00
"Split single released in France 1978, only 247 copies, many have been destroyed. Reissue 150 copies handmade sleeve numbered... OXYDE : punk rock band and CRYSTAL EYES : prog / Velvet Underground vein." - Cameleon.


Artist: REPULSE
Title: Habershon Ways
Format: 7"
Label: Cameleon
Country: France
Price: $12.00
2012 reissue. Rough translation of the labels writeup... "A Cardiff band featuring musicians from Brest,managed by Molly Edmunds, mother of Dave Edmunds. 4 tracks recorded live on an Akai stereo in their living room in 1981 in "sound on sound," without mixing, bass in the front, fuzz on all the songs, reference points are punk urgency, the Velvet Underground, sixties U.S. garage guitars, psych, a real curiosity. The band members are Alana Camus Holland, Jean-Pierre Jézéquel, Alec Ansons & Thierry Lefevre. The name REPULSE is one of the numerous names of English ships, that of the EP comes from the street in Cardiff where the musicians lived, Habershon Street. The front cover has a drawing by Thomas Maybank found in a directory of the 1920-1930 Royal Navy ("The Wonder Book of the Navy"), the back has a picture from a movie starring Christopher Plummer, 1979s "Murder By Decree." 500 copies were pressed by Kiosque dOrphée in 1982, the covers were handmade."

"Groupe de Cardiff, incluant des musiciens brestois, managé par Molly Edmunds, mère de Dave Edmunds, 4 titres enregistrés live sur un Akaï stéréo dans le salon en 1981. en "sound on sound" sans mixage, basse en avant, fuzz sur tous les titres, les références sont punk pour lurgence, Velvet Underground, guitares garage psyché sixties US , une vraie curiosité. Les membres du groupe sont Alana Camus Holland, Jean-Pierre Jézéquel, Alec Ansons & Thierry Lefevre. Le nom REPULSE est un des nombreux noms de bateaux anglais, celui du EP vient de la rue située à Cardiff où demeuraient les musiciens, Habershon Street, Le recto de la pochette est un dessin de Thomas Maybank reproduit dun annuaire des années 1920-1930 de la Royal Navy (The wonder book of the navy), le verso est une photo extraite dun film avec Christopher Plummer de 1979 "Murder By Decree". 500 vinyles ont été pressés par Kiosque dOrphée en 1982, les pochettes sont faites main." - Cameleon. Preview here.

Artist: ROTTERS
Title: 78 Punk Rock
Format: 7"
Label: Cameleon
Country: France
Price: $10.00
"Reissue of a very rare french single DIY/Punk rock 1978, Lyon in France. + 2 unreleased tracks. 3 Different fold out sleeve. 500 copies." - Cameleon.

Artist: SENDERS
Title: s/t
Format: 7"
Label: Cameleon
Country: France
Price: $12.00


Reissue of this sought-after mid-60s French garage single in an edition of 300 copies. The bands first.


Artist: SIDHARTA
Title: Scoop
Format: 7"
Label: Cameleon
Country: France
Price: $12.00
"This rare 45s was released in 1973 for the soundtrack of the film Scoop. It is composed of three instrumental tracks, "Scoop", "Spin" & "périf 73", a period of about 6 min per side. Influences are at Pink Floyd, Deep Purple (first time for the organ), without forgetting the psyche and Krautrock, "périf 73" being the best example. The song name is certainly linked to the opening of the Paris ring road opened in 1973. The film tells the story of a journalist (see the movie name) investigating a mad scientist who has found a way to read in the brain .... Over a period of about 50 minutes, it was projected only 2 times in a film club area called DIAF 16 Ranelagh and located in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. For music, the film was shown in a cellar of the Champ de Mars 15th where the band improvised front side image .... One may wonder to listen if the guitarist did not continue in music. No further information was sent to me by the films director, who does not remember at all playing on these securities and do not want to be associated with this project. The group name, Sidharta with a single D is followed in brackets "Solenoid" on the cover, in fact the name of the first film, "Scoop" is as follows. Recorded in mono, the original vinyl is very damaged and have not found another copy for a loan, restoration work was needed before the repressing of 500 copies. There may be a very slight hiss at the beginning of the 2 sides." -Cameleon.


Artist: SOGGY
Title: Waiting For The War/47 Chromosomes
Format: 7"
Label: Cameleon
Country: France
Price: $12.00
Repress of SOGGYs first and only single from 1981. Limited to 300 copies.
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Artist: TED DESTROYER
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Cameleon
Country: France
Price: $22.00
"Punk Rock from Grenoble , an album recorded live on the direct console in 2 days Gibus in 1983. This album 10 tracks not really referenced as very rare is reissued with a new cover and inner sleeve with photos, documents and texts destroy, and re-mastered ." - Cameleon.

Artist: TEMPLE SUN
Title: s/t
Format: LP & 7
Label: Cameleon
Country: France
Price: $32.00
“This band has existed in the 70s in the southern region of France, a unique single was released on the Kiosque DOrphée Label in 1979, concerts with Magma, Ange, Wapassou…. Here is the LP with songs and improvisations (Sun Ra & Coltrane style, Soft Machine, Santana & more…) recorded in 1976 to 1979, edition of 500 copies. This sale also includes the original single available with the first 150 copies. Warning: the 45s were found in an attic, they are mostly in good condition or new but some are VG +, no complaint will be made possible.” - Cameleon
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Artist: TOTENKOPF
Title: Ann Arbor
Format: LP
Label: Cameleon
Country: France
Price: $22.00
“The tracks forming Tötenköpfs first album were composed between 1970 and 1976 by the Frenchman Bruno Rooke. Eventually, they have been put to tape (in gogolphonic sound) during his stay in Karlstad (Sweden) in February-March 1978. Rooke (vocals, drums, keyboards, percussions) recorded with the help of his cousin Erland Malberg (bass, guitar, effects) and a friend of the latter, Mats Meyer-Lie (guitar, tapes, violin), a chaotic album titled "Ann Arbor" as a direct reference to the Detroits suburb hometown of the MC5 and the Stooges. Originally pressed in a handful of copies on Rookes own "Agression" label, "Ann Arbor" is an explosive mix of free rock and proto punk, previously known only by a few record collectors scattered around Sweden, France and Germany. In addition to the obvious influences of the Stooges and the MC5, the group also pleaded allegiance to the Velvet Underground, Neu! and Can. In fact, the sound of Tötenköpf is closer to the experiments of Destroy All Monsters first incarnation or Les Rallizes Dénudés, except that the group, under the influence of its leader, was involuntarily anchored in a very French tradition of speed freaks such as Mahogany Brain, Barricade or Gutura. In the end, the result had reminiscences of bands like Debris, Madrigal or Angel Face. This record is unique the French landscape, a piece of history of truly alternative rock: a deviant fucked up album made without any concession. Too punk to be issued by labels like Futura or Pôle (where it still would have feel like home) and too experimental and psychedelic to have been noticed by the punks. On the same label and in complete anonymity, the trio released "Diktat" in 1981, a second amazing album - unfortunately plagued by very bad sound quality - before disintegrating. "Ann Arbor" is finally reissued for the first time by Caméléon Records, with a limited pressing of 500 copies, remastered directly from the original tapes provided by Bruno Rooke.” - Cameleon.

Artist: VENIN
Title: s/t
Format: 12"
Label: Cameleon
Country: France
Price: $22.00
Reissue of this rare and sought-after 12" in an edition of 400 copies. Produced from the original master tapes.

"VENIN (“VENOM”) is a French hard rock/metal group from Marseille formed in 1982. It is composed of Jean-Marc Battini (vocals and guitar), Fabienne Battini (bass), Patrick Ziad (guitar) and Patrick Labriola (drums). This four-track EP was originally released in 1986 on the Cactus label." - Cameleon.


Artist: VENIN
Title: s/t
Format: CD
Label: Cameleon
Country: France
Price: $12.00
“In 2013, Cameleon Rds reissued the first and unique MLP of Venin, 1986. In 2015, the Memoire Neuve label releases for the first time on vinyl the 7-track VENIN demo recorded in 1984. This CD includes their 1984 demo and their 1986 12”, 11 tracks total.VENIN are back together again and have played their first reunion show in Entressen on September 19, 2015. They plan to record a new album in 2016…” - Cameleon.
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Artist: WC3
Title: Captain Valium
Format: 7"
Label: Cameleon
Country: France
Price: $10.00
"Reissue of a synth/punk/wave classic from 1981. Only five copies of the original pressing still exist, because the complete edition had to be destroyed under the threat of a lawsuit from the Valium brand. This reissue is limited to 300 copies. The band was also known as A 3 Dans Les WC." - Cameleon.

Artist: XS
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Cameleon
Country: France
Price: $22.00
"XS is a hard rock band who released a single in 1986 and a EP 12 ‘’ 3 tracks in 1987, two are collectors today. XS comes from Lorient in Brittany (France), plays a hard rock near Iron Maiden, Auroch, Trust and all the NWOBHM scene. Is added to this issue 4 tracks from 1984 never published from their first demo with influence Motorhead and Van Halen . Sleeve 300gsm, inner sleeve with biography, photos and documents." - Cameleon.

Artist: CAMPBELL, NEIL
Title: Mizzlefield Ploof Kingdom/Muttertown Birdsong Cindy
Format: 7"
Label: Campbell, Neil
Country: UK
Price: $6.00
"Two slices of sweet electronic/acoustic twinkle, one side recorded in yorkshire this year, the other live in John Olsons michigan living room at the end of 1999. 200 copies, plain black sleeve, nice Czech pressing."
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Artist: CASAS, CARLOS
Title: Vucca De Lu Puzzu, Fieldworks #19
Format: Cass
Label: Canti Magnetici
Country: Italy
Price: $9.00
Edition of 100. "Pieces composed with field recordings and radio frequencies captured in the cave Vucca de lu Puzzu at Capo di Leuca, Gagliano del Capo, south Italy, during the residence “Investigation on the extreme land” curated by Ramdom and GAP. Carlos Casas (Barcelona, 1974) is a Film and sound maker and visual artist, his work is a cross between documentary film, cinema, and contemporary visual and sound arts." - Canti Magnetici.
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Artist: HOPKINS, MATTHEW P.
Title: Fog Study
Format: Cass
Label: Canti Magnetici
Country: Italy
Price: $9.00
Edition of 100. “An inner study of fog. A slow descent through a hazy interior lined with various horns, scraps of breath, looped feedback, and layers of tape hiss. Matthew P. Hopkins (Australia, 1978) is an artist based in Melbourne, working with sound, visual art, and writing. His audio work sits loosely within the realm of concrete music.” - Canti Magnetici.
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Artist: PENSO, ANDREA
Title: Ritorno All Acqua
Format: Cass
Label: Canti Magnetici
Country: Italy
Price: $9.00
Edition of 100. "A composition (based on rough field recordings and tape loops) about evolution, the baptism of Jesus, a mantra that changes the cells, about human beings who change deeply form and essence in their life time but also about a conscientious involution. Andrea Penso (Italy, 1985) is a sound maker, already active under different aliases (with some albums under Denovali records). “Ritorno AllAcqua” is his first official work under his real name. He is part of Black Moss / Canti Magnetici label team and run the micro-label Kirlian recordings by his own." - Canti Magnetici.

Artist: CHANDRA
Title: Transportation
Format: LP
Label: Cantor
Country: Canada
Price: $19.00
"Transportation is the story of Chandra Oppenheim, a 12 year-old girl who fronted an art-disco / post-punk outfit at the height of New Yorks adjective-punk scene in 1980. Showing considerable promise as a song writer by the age of 10, New York artist Dennis Oppenheim recruited local noisemakers The Model Citizens (who later became The Dance) and drummer Fred Maher (Material) to back his daughter Chandra in one of the most unique projects of the time. As Chandra penned her lyrics, the band composed abstract dance textures that gives the recording its unique and timeless sound: pulsing bass, resonant keyboards, and Chandras commanding voice. The original Transportation EP was released in 1980 on GoGo/On records, the bands own imprint. Cantor Records is proud to reissue the Transportation EP along with four unreleased tracks recorded by The Chandra Dimension (her touring band comprised entirely of teenagers) and packaged with a lovely 5"x7" booklet. Cantor Records is a new, Canadian label specializing in high-quality reissues of out-of-print recordings from the 60s, 70s and 80s. All reissues are packaged with historical liner notes and are done with full cooperation of the artists involved." - Cantor. Bound 68-page booklet loaded with detailed notes and rare photos. Last copies..
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Artist: SNYDER, DOUG & BOB THOMPSON
Title: Daily Dance
Format: LP
Label: Cantor
Country: Canada
Price: $18.00
"Daily Dance is a genuinely unique artifact from rural Ohio; a mythical frenzy of distorted guitar and improvised drums creating walls of psychedelic noise. Originally released in 1973, its sound is unparalleled for its time and precedes its closest kin, New Yorks no-wave explosion, by a solid 5 years. They generate waves of energy through cascading feedback squall and drumbo bash and shimmer. A few tracks will start with something vaguely resembling a groove, before they quickly deteriorate into their lonely Buckeye din. - Dante Carfagna. Cantor Records is proud to make Daily Dance available on vinyl for the first time in 35 years. Daily Dance was remastered from the original tapes, pressed at RTI, and is lavishly packaged with a heavy Stoughton paste-on jacket, informative Obi/U-Card, and an extensive 20-page booklet of liner notes. RIYL: Fushitshusha, Dead C, The Stooges, Velvet Underground." -Cantor. Finally available again after the now out of print 1998 CD reissue. Highly recommended!

Artist: FOOD
Title: Forever Is A Dream
Format: LP
Label: Capitol
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Exact repro reissue on 180 gram vinyl. Eerie soft-edged psych rock originally released in 1969. Featuring lead vocals by Steve White, known for throwing a babys head in a garbage can in his role in Herschell Gordon Lewis film Just For The Hell Of It." "Mysterious, wondrous masterpiece that most collectors dismiss as the little brother to the other Capitol monsters (Gandalf and Common People) when its actually the best of the three. Intensely emotional and dramatic; these guys had a vision and multiple listens begin to reveal its depth. String-laden ballads hold hands with fleeting blasts of power chords. Bits and pieces that seem to have no purpose blend together to create a surprisingly coherent whole. Its hard to know if they even intended this to be a concept album, but its definitely a case of the whole being more then the sum of the pieces, good as the pieces are." - Acid Archives.
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Artist: AHBEZ, EDEN
Title: Edens Island (The Music of an Enchanted Isle)
Format: LP
Label: Captain High
Country: Austria
Price: $22.00
"It is 1960, RocknRoll has just lost a couple of its protagonists during this and the previous year, the time of the great balladeers has just begun but soon will run out due to the new and exciting beat invasion. In US mainstream the tiki culture has reached a certain peak and is about to collapse but still goes strong and with it comes the so called “exotica” music, a crossover between smooth jazz and swing, Latin grooves, haunting melodies that are rooted in the folkloristic sounds from different parts of this world plus weird sound effects that often create a spooky jungle or dreamy island beach atmosphere. It can even bend your mind that far you would see palm trees growing out of your speakers and witness monkeys and parrots having fun in your room. Eden Ahbez, born in 1908, passed in 1995, a man living an even more consistent dropout and hippie lifestyle way before the movement was born in the mid 60s, a beat poet and composer who wrote the hit tune “Nature boy” that gave Nat King Cole his first big success in 1947, approaches the field of exotica music from a different point of view creating an epic concept album about an utopian society living in peace and harmony on an island far away from the modern western world as we know it. And indeed we find many trademarks of the prototypical exotica music beginning with this relaxed groove combining easy listening swing and Latin patterns, peaceful, dreamy and even transcendental vocal melodies, tinges of folk music from around the world including powerful dances and a whole color palette of mind expanding sounds giving the whole music an even greater depth and width. The latter being created entirely with real instruments such as Eden Ahbez wood-flute. Some tunes are rather gentle and relaxed with the lyrics being narrated which adds much to the epic feel of the album. Since this is a really unique effort, I cannot really compare it to any other musical piece of the genre but definitely recommend it to exotic aficionados who for example love Frank Hunters "White goddess" album from 1959. Psychedelic music before the term was even invented." - Captain High.

Artist: ANGELBLOOD
Title: Masses Of Daggers
Format: CD
Label: Captain Trip
Country: Japan
Price: $18.00
"3 womens sivour mysterious punk! They are GTOS in the present age!?" - Captain Trip. Restocked for the first time in a few years, the second release. Features Liz, Tim and Brian from Gang Gang Dance, Dave Nuss of NNCK, Rita Ackerman and Jess Holzworth.

Artist: ANGELBLOOD
Title: s/t
Format: CD
Label: Captain Trip
Country: Japan
Price: $18.00
"Featuring Rita Ackermann, And Lizi Dark (Gang Gang Dance) and Jesses band. All 3 members play drums, guitar, bass and sing. Like lo-fi Shaggs sound from wood. Recorded in 1999. Only Japan release." - Captain Trip. Restocked for the first time in a few years.

Artist: DER PLAN
Title: Japlan
Format: CD
Label: Captain Trip
Country: Japan
Price: $19.00
Japanese-only CD reissue of what was originally a Japanese-only LP in the 80s, issued in support of a Der Plan tour. "Der Plan is a German music art group who is running an independent label Ata Tak. The original LP was released only in Japan in 1985. Including 12" EP track, 2 unreleased tracks. Japan only." - Captain Trip.

Artist: DEVIANTS, THE
Title: The Deviants #3
Format: CD
Label: Captain Trip
Country: Japan
Price: $10.00
"Their last classic album with the popsicle-licking nun cover, originally released in 1969, before they broke up and most of the band became the equally legendary Pink Fairies; new liner notes by Mick Farren help prove the greatness of these crazed pioneers. As Farren has said, The Deviants were originally a community band which "did things every now and then—it was a total assault thing with a great deal of inter-relation and interdependence". He described their sound as "teeth-grinding, psychedelic rock" somewhere between The Stooges and The Mothers of Invention." Who can improve on that?!" - Captain Trip. Original copies of the 1997 CD release.

Artist: FARREN, MICK
Title: Mona/The Carnivorous Circus
Format: CD
Label: Captain Trip
Country: Japan
Price: $10.00
"Debut solo album of former Deviants leader released on Transatlantic in 1970; primarily hard-rocking heavy metal-ish versions of R&B songs. Farren had returned to the UK from a tour of the west coast of North America with The Deviants, who had risen up against him and sacked him. Farren had, however, previously discussed the idea of a solo album for the second LP of three on the Transatlantic contract. "I was crazy when I did Mona—really mentally ill," Farren has said. "If I listen to it I can still feel it. Maybe I should have chilled out for a few months before making the album, but I was a bit depressed, and I thought Id just do it entirely my own way for the first time." Carnivorous Circus is a montage of song and spoken word, featuring interviews with a Hells Angel and Steve Took, the latter recounting time he spent in Ashford Remand Centre, as well as recordings of political speeches. Took also provides lead vocal for the short Observe The Ravens section of the title track. Also, during the Society of the Horsemen jam he quotes a lyric ("it dont feel good, cos it was made out of wood") from one of his own songs, Steel Abortion (later recorded by his band Shagrat). The cello on "Mona" was provided by Paul Buckmaster, who had demonstrated to Farren the similarities between Bo Diddley and Bela Bartok." - Captain Trip. Original copies of the 1999 CD release.

Artist: KLUSTER
Title: Klopfzeichen
Format: CD
Label: Captain Trip
Country: Japan
Price: $36.00
"New, very limited versions of these seminal Krautrock albums. Special puffy plastic packaging thats actually pretty impressive! There are no "regular" editions of these albums in print at the moment, either. "Originally released by Schwann, 1971 & re-issued by Schwann, 1980, Hypnotic, 1996 & Think Progressive, 1998. In limited edition miniature plastic LP cover with a multi fold-out repro of original album insert. Includes additional track by Schnitzler, Seidel & Freudigmann, 1971. With Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Dieter Moebius, Christa Runge, Sprecherin, Wolfgang Seidel & Klaus Freudigmann." Digital remaster + Miniature LP Jacket Series." - Captain Trip.

Artist: KLUSTER
Title: Zwei-Osterei
Format: CD
Label: Captain Trip
Country: Japan
Price: $36.00
"New, very limited versions of these seminal Krautrock albums. Special puffy plastic packaging thats actually pretty impressive! There are no "regular" editions of these albums in print at the moment, either. "Originally released by Schwann, 1971 & re-issued by Schwann, 1980, Hypnotic, 1996 & Think Progressive, 1998. In limited edition miniature plastic LP cover with a multi fold-out repro of original album insert. Includes additional track by Schnitzler, Seidel & Freudigmann, 1971. With Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Dieter Moebius, Manfred Paethe, Sprecher, Wolfgang Seidel & Klaus Freudigmann." Digital remaster + Miniature LP Jacket Series." - Captain Trip.

Artist: MARBLE SHEEP & THE RUNDOWN SUNS CHILDREN
Title: Big Deal
Format: CD
Label: Captain Trip
Country: Japan
Price: $16.00
First Captain Trip release from 1992. Produced by Souichirou Nakamura of White Heaven.
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Artist: MIRRORS
Title: Real State
Format: CD
Label: Captain Trip
Country: Japan
Price: $13.50

Artist: S.Y.P.H.
Title: S.Y.P.H.
Format: CD
Label: Captain Trip
Country: Japan
Price: $19.00
"Classic German abrasion, originally released on the Pure Freude label. First album this by group, later produced by Holger Czukay." - FE. "Original was released in 1980. German punk/new wave group. Remastered by Pyrolator."

Artist: SCHNITZLER & WOLF SEQUENZA, CONRAD
Title: Consequenz
Format: CD
Label: Captain Trip
Country: Japan
Price: $24.00
"Early Self-Product Series. Collaboration with Wolf Sequenza (ex. Kluster-Eruption) in 1980. The original LP was pressed as 500 copies. Including previously-unreleased bonus tracks. 2008 digital remaster version with stickered paper sleeve, same as the original. First release on CD. Limited to 1,000 copies."-Captain Trip

Artist: SCHNITZLER & WOLF SEQUENZA, CONRAD
Title: Consequenz II
Format: CD
Label: Captain Trip
Country: Japan
Price: $24.00
"The second release of the collaboration with Wolf Sequenza (ex. Kluster-Eruption) in 1986. The original LP was released on Discos Esplendor Geometrico, a great Spanish industrial label. Including 6 unreleased tracks as bonus. 2009 digital remaster version with paper sleeve, same artwork as the original. Ltd. 1,000 copies." -Captain Trip

Artist: SCHNITZLER, CONRAD
Title: 1.7.84
Format: CD
Label: Captain Trip
Country: Japan
Price: $24.00
"The original LP was pressed as 222 copies and sold by mail order in 1984. Including 11 bonus tracks from the same time. 2008 digital remaster version with print + stumped paper sleeve, same as the original. First release on CD. Limited to 1,000 copies."-Captain Trip

Artist: SCHNITZLER, CONRAD
Title: Con 85
Format: Double CD
Label: Captain Trip
Country: Japan
Price: $34.00
"The original was released as a double cassette on Transmitter Cassetten in 1985. Includes 52 tracks on 2 CDs. 2009 digital remaster version with special gate-fold paper sleeve. First time released on CD. Limited 1,000 copies." -Captain Trip

Artist: SCHNITZLER, CONRAD
Title: Concert
Format: CD
Label: Captain Trip
Country: Japan
Price: $24.00
"The original LP was released in 1986. Includes 3 bonus tracks from same time. Cover art design: Matt Howarth. 2009 digital remaster version with paper sleeve, same artwork as the original. Ltd. 1,000 copies." -Captain Trip

Artist: SCHNITZLER, CONRAD
Title: Congratulacion
Format: CD
Label: Captain Trip
Country: Japan
Price: $24.00
"Recorded in 1986. The original LP was released on Discos Esplendor Geometrico in 1988. Including 6 unreleased tracks as bonus. 2009 digital remaster version with paper sleeve, same artwork as the original. Limited 1,000 copies." -Captain Trip

Artist: SCHNITZLER, CONRAD
Title: Contempora
Format: CD
Label: Captain Trip
Country: Japan
Price: $27.00
"The original LP was pressed as 500 copies in 1981. Including bonus tracks made at the same time. 2008 digital remaster version with stumped paper sleeve, miniature newspaper and debossed paper, same as the original. First release on CD. Limited to 1,000 copies." - Captain Trip.

Artist: SCHNITZLER, CONRAD
Title: Context
Format: CD
Label: Captain Trip
Country: Japan
Price: $24.00
"This is a reissue of a cassette release on Transmitter Casseten in 1981. Sound materials for Schnitzlers street performance! Including one unreleased bonus track. 2008 digital remaster version with special paper sleeve. First release on CD. Limited to 1,000 copies."-Captain Trip

Artist: SCHNITZLER, CONRAD
Title: Control
Format: CD
Label: Captain Trip
Country: Japan
Price: $24.00
"Recorded between 1978 and 1981. Non-keyboard electronics! The original LP was released on DYS records, an American independent label in 1981. Includes 14 tracks from T5 cassette materials. 2009 digital remaster version with paper sleeve + miniature insert, same as the original. Limited 1,000 copies." -Captain Trip

Artist: SCHNITZLER, CONRAD
Title: Convex
Format: CD
Label: Captain Trip
Country: Japan
Price: $24.00
"The original LP was pressed as 500 copies in 1982. Including 6 bonus tracks from the Container cassette. 2008 digital remaster version with paper sleeve, same as the original. Limited to 1,000 copies."-Captain Trip

Artist: SCHNITZLER, CONRAD
Title: Electrocon
Format: CD
Label: Captain Trip
Country: Japan
Price: $23.50
""Recorded in 1980-1981. Previously unreleased full album, 14 tracks. With special paper sleeve. Digital remaster version, limited 1,000 copies!! " - Captain Trip.
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Artist: SCHNITZLER, CONRAD & GREGOR
Title: Conrad & Sohn
Format: CD
Label: Captain Trip
Country: Japan
Price: $24.00
"Great split album by Conrad Schnitzler and his son, Gregor Schnitzler! The original LP was pressed 500 copies in 1981. Includes previously unreleased bonus tracks by Gregor. 2009 digital remaster version with paper sleeve, same artwork as the original. Ltd. 1,000 copies." -Captain Trip

Artist: YA HO WHA 13
Title: God And Hair
Format: 13 CD Box Set
Label: Captain Trip
Country: Japan
Price: $120.00
"2nd edition now available. No longer comes w/ the original oversize box or booklet, but priced at a much lower price. This 13 CD box set collects the complete available recordings of 70s cult rockers from CA, Ya Ho Wha 13. Led by the late Father Yod, who supposedly died in a hang-gliding accident in the late 70s(?), Ya Ho Wha 13 released numerous LPs (and at least one 8-Track) on their own Higher Key label in the mid-70s. Only distributed locally at the time, some of these have been reissued in psuedo-legit (or outright bootleg) fashion in the UK over the last decade (although more recent Swordfish releases are fully authorized), but have never been widely available. These records epitomize the insanity of highly-personalized psychedelic exploration via the fringes of rock music and its subsequent private documentation better than anything else produced by the human race to date. Tribal-acid pound from the familys key group members (Djinn, guitar; Sunflower, bass; Octavius, drums) and freakish vocal output from Yod himself, wailing away on top like the king of the universe. The exact number of of Ya Ho Wha albums has never been clearly specified until now, but this incredible box set appears to put them all in place, plus a few CDs worth of unreleased material. This new edition features a wooden box with wax seal, with the 13 discs contained in 3 plastic cases. Its not as deluxe as the original packaging (which had 13 separate jewel case editions -- but that was for "then," this is for "now." The music still represents the ultimate in the weird & insane world of private press psychedelic documentation, not to be missed. Contains the following albums: 1) FATHER YOD AND THE SPIRIT OF 76: Kohoutek (the debut release on Higher Key from 1973). 2) FATHER YOD AND THE SPIRIT OF 76: Contraction (1974). 3) FATHER YOD AND THE SPIRT OF 76: Expansion (1974). 4) FATHER YOD AND THE SPIRIT OF 76:All Or Nothing At All (1974, with 4 bonus 7" tracks). 5) YAHOWA 13 (1974, with two bonus 7" tracks). 6) YAHOWA 13: Savage Sons of Yahowa (1974). 7) YAHOWA 13: Penetration: An Aquarian Symphony (1974, the masterpiece, one of the 25 most destroyed rock records of all time for sure!). 8) YAHOWHA 13: Im Gonna Take You Home (1974, again! & and another monster record; lets not forget Gregg Breths words from the past -- after all, his copies were handed to him by wisdom: The ultimate acid album there is. Insane vocals and screaming, 100% twisted guitar and total permeated feeling of being completely fucked up! This album is the epitome of the term acid.). 9) YAHOWA 13: To The Principles For The Children (1974-75). 10) FIRE, WATER, AIR: Golden Sunrise (1977, the 8-track only release). 11) YODSHIP (undated, showed up as a UK boot/legit issue a few years ago; classic acid-folk floatation/chant from Osirus & Sunlight with the brothers and sisters). 12) VA: Related Singles (featuring Sky Saxon on most tracks). 13): VA: Unreleased Materials (jamming post-Yod psych from Djinn, Sunflower, Octavius, etc., with Sky Saxon on some tracks)."
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Artist: YA HO WHA 13
Title: Save The Dogs And Wolves
Format: 7"
Label: Captain Trip
Country: Japan
Price: $22.00
a/k/a MYSTERY PEOPLE. 7" originally included in Captain Trips amazing Ya Ho Wha Box set. Limited to 300 copies.
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Artist: ZWEISTEIN
Title: Trip Flip Out Meditation
Format: Triple CD
Label: Captain Trip
Country: Japan
Price: $82.00
"First ever CD reissue of one of the most extreme Krautrock-era albums ever made. Originally released by Philips Germany in 1970, the triple LP edition came in an elaborate mirror sleeve and has been near-impossible to find for 35+ years; there have been a handful of suggested reissues over the years, but finally Captain Trip has brought it to fruition, in collaboration with founding member Suzanne Doucet. Incredible fold out packaging emulates the original, with front embossing and silver-foil printing on the quadruple fold-out jacket. Zweistein were a trio of Jacques Dorian, Suzanne Doucet and Diane Doucet. This perfectly done reissue (including 2 bonus tracks from their single at the end of disc 3) is heavily anticipated." - FE. "Musically, Trip, Flip Out, Meditation is largely a sound collage containing massive amounts of studio effects wizardry. Listeners are bombarded with an hour and forty-six minutes (106 minutes) worth of effects-laden voices, natural sounds, electronic effects, organ, guitar, drums and other instruments. The side-long compositions are virtually strewn together avant-garde improvisations in which anything goes. It is this fact which acts as a catch 22 and splits the Krautrock fan base into two factions. First there are those who hail the album as a masterpiece due to its avant-garde nature, wild approach, and inherent reference to a drug trip. Then there are those who pass the album off as a complete timewaster due to its evident amateur musicianship, lack of direction and avant-garde nature." - Doug Brotherton. Highly recommended!

Artist: NOTHING PEOPLE
Title: Smells Like Metal
Format: LP
Label: Captcha
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"NOTHING PEOPLE keep getting stronger and their 4th LP, Smells like Metal, is proof of that. This record beautifully pulls together the sound of the bands three prior efforts, fusing dark synth, psych and proto punk with elements of an eastern vibe. It sounds like raw material that Nam June Paik would run through a mix of broken CRT equipment and fried transformers. The album breaks repeatedly from pop boppers into dystopic soundscapes replete with bleak auto-erotic frequencies reminiscent of J.G. Ballards Crash. It sounds like a high-speed joy ride rolling up to a 3-car pile-up at 80 miles an hour. It feels like the Nothing People are on that ride, understanding that our civilization is in decline, headed east into the hills wanting to escape it all, the buzz and the Hollywood madness. LP is housed in a deluxe gatefold sleeve containing multiple inserts and downloads." -Captcha.

Artist: ONYOU
Title: White Waste
Format: 12"
Label: Captcha
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Chicago based ONYOU brings up two demonic, possessed cuts that will leave you bleeding. For fans of Goblin and perhaps Can. These cuts are much tighter than their earlier LP Poltergeist. Pressed on white vinyl with silkscreen on the reverse, and packaged with hand-typed inserts. Edition of 200 copies." -Captcha

Artist: RATAS DEL VATICANO
Title: Tiempos de Austeridad
Format: LP
Label: Captcha
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"More primo, kick-ass punk rock from Monterrey, Mexicos RATAS DEL VATICANO. Pressed on one-sided vinyl with an etching on the B-side. Edition of 500 copies." -Captcha

Artist: AIAS
Title: A La Piscina
Format: CD
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Aias are Gaia, Laia and Miriam. Gaia sings and plays guitar. Laia sings and plays drums and Miriam sings and plays bass. And the three together they try to make songs for anyone else to sing. Pop with distortion, lots of "oooos" and vocal harmonies in in a cave with endless ceilings sung in their native Catalan (not Spanish, mind you!) Aias began as a birthday party band and by surprise ended up being a band for real, or at least thats their current intention. The desire to win in the fight against the instrument itself, the need to shout a bit during the week, a Vivian Girls concert during the Primavera Sound Festival and the providential intervention of Cristian Pallejà (Nisei, Sedaiós) lead to a home made recording in a village lost in Catalonia and an unexpected winter signing with the New York Label, Captured tracks. "A La Piscina" is their first full-length release, for which they will be touring the US in the Fall." - Captured Tracks.

Artist: AIAS
Title: A La Piscina
Format: LP
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Aias are Gaia, Laia and Miriam. Gaia sings and plays guitar. Laia sings and plays drums and Miriam sings and plays bass. And the three together they try to make songs for anyone else to sing. Pop with distortion, lots of "oooos" and vocal harmonies in in a cave with endless ceilings sung in their native Catalan (not Spanish, mind you!) Aias began as a birthday party band and by surprise ended up being a band for real, or at least thats their current intention. The desire to win in the fight against the instrument itself, the need to shout a bit during the week, a Vivian Girls concert during the Primavera Sound Festival and the providential intervention of Cristian Pallejà (Nisei, Sedaiós) lead to a home made recording in a village lost in Catalonia and an unexpected winter signing with the New York Label, Captured tracks." - Captured Tracks.

Artist: AIAS
Title: Aias
Format: 7"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"Aias is a three piece girl group from Barcelona. Their songs, sung in their native tongue of Catalan, draw listeners in with a sound of dreamy longing. Think Lush meets Dolly Mixture with a hint a Motown. WHITE VINYL!!" -Captured Tracks

Artist: APARTMENTS, THE
Title: The Evening Visits… and Stays for Years
Format: Double LP
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
“This is an expanded look at the classic indie Australian acts 80s catalog, featuring the complete The Evening Visits LP (previously released by Rough Trade in 85), the criminally rare first singles as well as unreleased demos; all lovingly remastered. Packed with liner notes from contemporaries like Go Betweens Robert Forster, The Chills Steven Schayer and recollections from Peter Milton Walsh himself, this set is an essential document for anyone interested in the the post-punk movement.” - Captured Tracks.

Artist: BATS
Title: By Night
Format: 12"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"This is an early Flying Nun release (1984) of The Bats first release. Forming new years eve 1982 by Bob Scott (The Clean), Paul Keane (Toy Love), Kaye Woodward and Malcolm Grant The Bats became of Flying Nuns strong holds with a catalog and influence spanning over thirty years. By Night establishes The Bats driven jangle sound that would find a mainstream audience some 10 years later and continue to influence bands today. As all early Flying Nun releases, ‘By Night original pressing was limited and as a result copies today are scares with a $50 price tag to reflect it. Re-issued for Record Store day as an exact facsimile of the original." - Captured Tracks.
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Artist: BEACH FOSSILS
Title: Daydream
Format: 7"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"Brooklynite Dustin Payseur records dreamy, slightly fuzzed pop as Beach Fossils. Yeah, another "beach" band, but the word "fossils" rightly hints at nostalgia that goes deeper and more distant than a few summers past." - Captured Tracks.
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Artist: BEACH FOSSILS
Title: Face It/Distance
Format: 7"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"Phase two of Beach Fossils starts here. Gone is the "lo-fi" and the comparisons that go with it. More expansive sounds, John Pena and Katie Garcia on guest vocals, keyboard, electronic drums.... Consider it a taster of things to come." - Captured Tracks.
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Artist: BEACH FOSSILS
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"The story of Beach Fossils starts with frontman Dustin Payseur writing and recording songs for their debut self-titled LP out of his tiny Brooklyn apartment in the Fall of 2009. His recent move from North Carolina that year had left him with a sense of longing to reconnect with his past and the lush open landscape he left behind. During that year Dustin experimented with innovative methods of self-recording (using a Tascam four-track and Logic Pro) and composing. He drew his inspiration from improvisational jazz, classical and shoegaze artists, such as Anthony Braxton, pre-Stereolab project McCarthy and Giuseppe Tartini. Playing all his own instruments (keyboard, drums, bass, guitar), he soon emerged with a shimmering array of sun drenched pop songs. Dustin eventually linked creative forces with John Pena (bass), Sennott Burke (guitar) and Cole Smith (drums) who joined the band and helped collaborate on the songs Wide Awake and Gathering. The full bands immediate chemistry and unforgettable stage presence radiate with a wild, youthful-sincerity. Beach Fossils offers warm and inviting melodies that evoke the haunted sounds of another era: straightforward guitar riffs, a kaleidoscope of psychedelic rhythms, and distant, faded vocals all come together to make the perfect soundtrack to an endless summer afternoon. After hearing their demo last in the spring of 2009, Mike Sniper signed Beach Fossils to Captured Tracks." -Captured Tracks. Regular pressing.
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Artist: BEACH FOSSILS
Title: S/T
Format: CD
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"The story of Beach Fossils starts with frontman Dustin Payseur writing and recording songs for their debut self-titled LP out of his tiny Brooklyn apartment in the Fall of 2009. His recent move from North Carolina that year had left him with a sense of longing to reconnect with his past and the lush open landscape he left behind. During that year Dustin experimented with innovative methods of self-recording (using a Tascam four-track and Logic Pro) and composing. He drew his inspiration from improvisational jazz, classical and shoegaze artists, such as Anthony Braxton, pre-Stereolab project McCarthy and Giuseppe Tartini. Playing all his own instruments (keyboard, drums, bass, guitar), he soon emerged with a shimmering array of sun drenched pop songs. Dustin eventually linked creative forces with John Pena (bass), Sennott Burke (guitar) and Cole Smith (drums) who joined the band and helped collaborate on the songs Wide Awake and Gathering. The full bands immediate chemistry and unforgettable stage presence radiate with a wild, youthful-sincerity. Beach Fossils offers warm and inviting melodies that evoke the haunted sounds of another era: straightforward guitar riffs, a kaleidoscope of psychedelic rhythms, and distant, faded vocals all come together to make the perfect soundtrack to an endless summer afternoon. After hearing their demo last in the spring of 2009, Mike Sniper signed Beach Fossils to Captured Tracks. Since joining the label s roster, Beach Fossils have played CMJ,SXSW, toured the U.S. and are planning a European summer tour." -Captured Tracks
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Artist: BEACHNIKS
Title: s/t
Format: 7"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"Four songs about the summer delivered to you in the early winter. Fuzzy bubblegum 4-track pop. Features members of Crystal Stilts and German Measles. Poster sleeve. Poster life. "The Worst Dressed Band in New York." - Captured Tracks.

Artist: BEETS
Title: Locomotion
Format: 7"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"Jackson Heights, Queens favorite sons THE BEETS return to the 7-inch format with two exclusive tracks. Recorded by JARVIS TAVENIERE of WOODS and featuring some lead guitar by JB TOWNSEND of CRYSTAL STILTS. Neither of these tracks appear on the forthcoming Stay Home LP due in October. As always, you get killer MATT VOLZ art to go with." - Captured Tracks.

Artist: BEETS, THE
Title: Dont Fit In My Head
Format: 7"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"Jackson Heights favorite sons make good and make their first recording in a real real studio. All the snarly, bratty fun of the LP with a newfound clarity and confidence. Stormer A-Side, sad-sack B-side. Full color sleeve, insert and labels featuring all of your favorite wrestling superstars, superheros and naked ladies with artwork by Matt Volz (The Fall) " - Captured Tracks.
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Artist: BEETS, THE
Title: Spit In The Face Of People Who Dont Want To Be Cool
Format: LP
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
Captured Tracks is Mike Snipers label (Blank Dogs). "Debut twelve-track LP from these proud sons of Jackson Heights, Queens. Sprung from seemingly nowhere to playing constantly in Brooklyn. Shades of Los Mockers, Chicos Electricos, pre 65 Stones, early Ramones and Shimmy-Disc era Daniel Johnston. I saw these guys almost start a riot at a Fashion Week event and then proceed to party down with Mickey Rourke. Absolutely amazing. Beautiful full-color sleeve by Matt Volz." - Caputured Tracks. Repressed with full color insert
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Artist: BEETS, THE
Title: Spit On The Face Of People Who Dont Want To Be Cool
Format: CD
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"The instant classic Beets LP, now available on the popular "CD" format. The songs you love, available for listening to in cars, shower radios, etc. These guys are currently blazing their way across the States on the "Nightmare of Sound" tour with the Vivian Girls. (Check out the promotional tour video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rTvnBG-gO8) The inlay and disc contain all new Matt Volz artwork, featuring even more professional wrestling, blood and disrespect for people who dont want to be cool." - Captured Tracks.

Artist: BITTERS
Title: East
Format: 7"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"East" is the next installment of the Bitters story. Featuring Ben Cook of Fucked Up/Young Governor and the great voice of Aerin Fogel, The Bitters "cave pop" is doomy as it is infectious. Coming live soon to a theatre near you." - Captured Tracks.

Artist: BITTERS
Title: Wooden Glove
Format: 12"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"The Bitters are the Cave Pop stars of the future.." - Captured Tracks. Captured Tracks is Mike Snipers (Blank Dogs) label.

Artist: BLANK DOGS
Title: Land and Fixed
Format: CD
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Mike Sniper never meant to be one of Brooklyns ‘most mysterious musicians. Things just ended up that way, as the singer/multi-instrumentalist released a steady stream of limited singles and EPs on such reputable indie labels as Sacred Bones, HoZac and Woodsist. Not to mentions Snipers own Captured Tracks imprint—a carefully-curated roster thats grown as quickly as Blank Dogs itself, thanks to such buzz-stirring releases as Dum Dum Girls debut EP and recent records by Beach Fossils, Wild Nothing and Minks. “The anonymous thing happened in the very beginning because I didnt even have a backing band to play shows with,” explains Sniper. “It led to some ridiculous rumors—that I wear a mask onstage, that Im Stephen Malkmus…funny stuff.” Another common misconception about Blank Dogs is that Sniper wanted his early recordings—starting with the speaker-crawling cold sweat cuts of 2007s Diana the Herald EP—to sound like a lo-fi gathering of queasy vocals, bruised beats and Chinese water torture chords. The truth is much simpler than that: Blank Dogs murkier mixes were purely a matter of having limited means. Things started to change around his On Two Sides (Troubleman, 2008) album, however, as rare slabs of Blank Dogs vinyl landed on the eBay circuit and influential blogs (The FADER, 20jazzfunkgreats) feverishly posted brand new MP3s. Between that cult following and the continued success of Captured Tracks, Sniper was finally able to buy better equipment and develop his sound into an expansive mix of clear (The Cure, Joy Division) and cryptic (The Go-Betweens, Neil Young) influences—a decidedly Blank Dogs direction that touches upon everything from the spare, sparkling synths of Frances cold-wave movement to the jangly guitars of classic indie rock. All of this progress was made with one particular record in mind: this falls Land and Fixed LP, a tight 12-song effort that took about a year and 13 scrapped tracks (some of which ended up on the Phrases EP) to complete. The result isnt just a clearer recording; its like going from stolen cable on a 15-inch set to a wall-swallowing HDTV. A headphone listen, in other words—literally mixed on the subway to enhance widescreen details like the heat-seeking hooks of “Blurred Tonight,” the elegantly-layered arrangements of “Out the Door,” and the moonlit synth melodies of “Elevens.” As it turns out, the next phase of Blank Dogs is an instrumental Woodsist record in the vein of “Elevens.” Sniper says hes “pretty psyched for it,” a dance 12-inch for Italians Do It Better and sessions with Blank Dogs live trio, which is rounded out by Craig Mileski and Pamela Garavano-Coolbaugh. “Were definitely more of a "band" now,” insists Sniper, although one thing hasnt changed: he still isnt Stephen Malkmus. " - Captured Tracks.

Artist: BLANK DOGS
Title: Land and Fixed
Format: LP
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Mike Sniper never meant to be one of Brooklyns ‘most mysterious musicians. Things just ended up that way, as the singer/multi-instrumentalist released a steady stream of limited singles and EPs on such reputable indie labels as Sacred Bones, HoZac and Woodsist. Not to mentions Snipers own Captured Tracks imprint—a carefully-curated roster thats grown as quickly as Blank Dogs itself, thanks to such buzz-stirring releases as Dum Dum Girls debut EP and recent records by Beach Fossils, Wild Nothing and Minks. “The anonymous thing happened in the very beginning because I didnt even have a backing band to play shows with,” explains Sniper. “It led to some ridiculous rumors—that I wear a mask onstage, that Im Stephen Malkmus…funny stuff.” Another common misconception about Blank Dogs is that Sniper wanted his early recordings—starting with the speaker-crawling cold sweat cuts of 2007s Diana the Herald EP—to sound like a lo-fi gathering of queasy vocals, bruised beats and Chinese water torture chords. The truth is much simpler than that: Blank Dogs murkier mixes were purely a matter of having limited means. Things started to change around his On Two Sides (Troubleman, 2008) album, however, as rare slabs of Blank Dogs vinyl landed on the eBay circuit and influential blogs (The FADER, 20jazzfunkgreats) feverishly posted brand new MP3s. Between that cult following and the continued success of Captured Tracks, Sniper was finally able to buy better equipment and develop his sound into an expansive mix of clear (The Cure, Joy Division) and cryptic (The Go-Betweens, Neil Young) influences—a decidedly Blank Dogs direction that touches upon everything from the spare, sparkling synths of Frances cold-wave movement to the jangly guitars of classic indie rock. All of this progress was made with one particular record in mind: this falls Land and Fixed LP, a tight 12-song effort that took about a year and 13 scrapped tracks (some of which ended up on the Phrases EP) to complete. The result isnt just a clearer recording; its like going from stolen cable on a 15-inch set to a wall-swallowing HDTV. A headphone listen, in other words—literally mixed on the subway to enhance widescreen details like the heat-seeking hooks of “Blurred Tonight,” the elegantly-layered arrangements of “Out the Door,” and the moonlit synth melodies of “Elevens.” As it turns out, the next phase of Blank Dogs is an instrumental Woodsist record in the vein of “Elevens.” Sniper says hes “pretty psyched for it,” a dance 12-inch for Italians Do It Better and sessions with Blank Dogs live trio, which is rounded out by Craig Mileski and Pamela Garavano-Coolbaugh. “Were definitely more of a ‘band now,” insists Sniper, although one thing hasnt changed: he still isnt Stephen Malkmus. " - Captured Tracks.
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Artist: BLANK DOGS
Title: Leaves
Format: Cass
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $5.50

Artist: BLANK DOGS
Title: On Two Sides/The Fields
Format: Cass
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $6.00

Artist: BLANK DOGS
Title: Phrases
Format: 12"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"...Occasionally calling in collaborators from the likes of Crystal Stilts, Vivian Girls and Times New Viking, Phrases, Snipers latest EP in a long succession of vinyl-only releases, sees him going it alone for the most part. Indeed, its hard to envisage anyone else being allowed sufficient mindspace to create alongside Sniper, such is the vast propensity of ideas that fill the four tracks here. While the opening electro-tinged robotics of Heat And Depression resembles a Crystal Castles outtake, Sniper mumbling "Can you see yourself?" with surreptitious repetition over a distorted funky bassline, its on Phrases other three tracks that his more obscure influences start to take hold. Blurred Tonight takes The Cramps danse macabre schtick through the same backdoor as The Horrors managed so successfully last year, except with even more menacing vocal assertions courtesy of that man Sniper. His voice then gets the heavily reverbed treatment on Racing Backwards, a Cure-inspired number that sees the opulent Sniper make the offer "stay to the end" which becomes increasingly difficult to refuse as verse usurps chorus. Despite Blank Dogs NYC dancefloor tendencies, theres something inadvertently English about these compositions, suitably realised in the closing End Of Summer which takes Depeche Modes early Roland Jupiter-led blueprint before mashing it into a collage of post-punk ambience, beats and all..." - from Drowned In Sound. "4 track EP, all exclusive to this record." - Captured Tracks.

Artist: BLANK DOGS
Title: Seconds
Format: 12"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Four new tracks of Blankdoggica. Silkscreened sleeves." -Captured Tracks. New release on Mike Blank Dogs label.

Artist: BLANK DOGS
Title: The EPs
Format: Cass
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $6.00

Artist: BLANK DOGS
Title: The Singles
Format: Cass
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $6.00

Artist: BLANK DOGS
Title: Under and Under
Format: Double Cass
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $11.00

Artist: BLESSURE GRAVE
Title: Learn To Love The Rope
Format: 12"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Doomsday duo make it to the large format." - Captured Tracks. Captured Tracks is Mike Snipers (Blank Dogs) label.

Artist: BONADISH
Title: The Zaragoza Tapes: 1981-1982
Format: CD
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Bona Dish were a scratchy pop punk group from Hertfordshire villages, brought together by their love of the Velvets, Supremes and each other. They were cool, handsome and gorgeous. The songs are simple but at the same time complex. The two girls, two boys line-up added a tension that was both sexual and musically fragile. You felt it might all fall apart any second but it rarely did. After their cassette in a tube ploy worked for John Peel play, the band released a cassette on InPhaze and disbanded not long after. Collected here is a rediscovered gem showcasing the zest and spontaneity that gripped the UK DiY scene of the time, standing up to their contemporaries like Television Personalities, The Homosexuals and Marine Girls. This release marks the first vinyl and cd release for BonaDish, their complete recorded output compiled and newly mastered." -Captured Tracks.
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Artist: BONADISH
Title: The Zaragoza Tapes: 1981-1982
Format: LP
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
“United by their love of the Velvets and the Supremes, the Hertfordshire four-piece got some radio attention from John Peel (they couldnt have been more of a Peel band if they tried, and they probably did try), but they only released two cassettes in their short lifetime. Captured Tracks have compiled their entire recorded output on The Zaragoza Tapes. Bona Dishs avowedly DIY aesthetic was coupled with a genuine pop flair, and songs like 8am stand comparison with the very best independent music of the era.” - Fact Magazine

"After their “cassette in a tube” ploy worked for John Peel play, the band released a cassette on InPhaze and disbanded not long after. Collected here is a rediscovered gem showcasing the zest and spontaneity that gripped the UK DiY scene of the time, standing up to their contemporaries like Television Personalities, The Homosexuals and Marine Girls." - Captured Tracks.
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Artist: BRILLIANT COLORS
Title: Brilliant Colors
Format: 12"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"The out-of-print Make A Mess 7 inch coupled with the also out-of-print Captured Tracks 7 inch. San Franciscos indie-pop titans begin their world takeover here. One exclusive new track. This will be around forever but get it before anyone else does. Black and white reverse board sleeve." - Captured Tracks

Artist: BRILLIANT COLORS
Title: s/t
Format: 7"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"girl trio, like LiLiPUT meets K! Records-style. Their 2nd 7". You have the first on Make a Mess, right? The best." - Captured Tracks. Captured Tracks is Mike Snipers (Blank Dogs) label.

Artist: CHRISTMAS ISLAND
Title: s/t
Format: 7"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"Two song seven inch about the pits and perils of ages Nineteen and Twenty-Nine, respectively. Part Flying Nun, part Bubblegum. This coincides with a fantastic upcoming LP release on In The Red. One of our favorite bands." - Captured Tracks

Artist: CLEANERS FROM VENUS
Title: A Dawn Chorus
Format: LP
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"This is a collection of previously unreleased songs from founding member of the legendary lo-fi band The Cleaners From Venus, Martin Newell, before, during and after his time with the band (1967-1985). Newell collected these songs from the forgotten nooks and crannies of his colorful musical background. This record is the first release from the band containing new songs from the time, since they disbanded in 1986. Liner notes unveil a personal glimpse into each song, written by Newell himself." - Captured Tracks.
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Artist: CLEANERS FROM VENUS
Title: Blow Away Your Troubles
Format: Double LP
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
"Lol Elliot and Martin Newell, who together formed the legendary lo-fi band The Cleaners From Venus met in the small town of Wivenhoe, southeast England at the turn of 1980s. Newell, a rock ringer and part-time kitchen porter whod left his band the previous summer, and Elliot, a drummer and former hippy traveler, had much in common. They shared a love of sunny 1960s pop music, punk rock and musical comedy. Neither Elliot nor Newell cared much for any kind of musical rule book, bother were dismayed by the new right-wing politics which had taken over their country. Both were in their twenties, had time on their hands and were keen to create something new. "The Cleaners From Venus became one of the most influential bands of the early 80s. Blow Away Your Troubles was originally released in 1981 and only offered on cassette until now. The influential album has been completely remastered and on vinyl for the first time. This release offers a new way to listen to this important band like never before." - Captured Tracks.
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Artist: CLEANERS FROM VENUS
Title: Extra Wages
Format: LP
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
“This bonus LP contains the remaining outtakes from Newells 1992 recordings that resulted in "My Back Wages," along with a few other rarities. It would be nice and tidy to be able to say that the Cleaners from Venus story ended right here with this rather more than definitive collection of broken or misshapen tracks.” - Captured Tracks.

Artist: CLEANERS FROM VENUS
Title: Living With Victoria
Format: LP
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
“The Summer of 1985 was a rather pleasant one for Martin Newell. Now past 30, and sick of being at odds with the London music industry, he decided to give up – not music exactly – but any attempt to make a living from it. Though Newell and his new musical partner Giles Smith continued to casually record and Under Wartime Conditions continued to pick up good reviews, including one in the UKs Sound magazine, there was no intent to continue. During this sporadic period of recording that the Cleaners came to, quite nonchalantly, is the release of the cassette Living With Victoria Grey.
After sending the nearly unmarked cassette to a few fanzines and selling the cassettes for $2 apiece (or even giving them away), Newell once again forgot about music until a young man named Andy McQueen offered Newell an interesting deal: though there would be little money, he and Smith could record a high quality Cleaners record without the interference of a producer. The two began working on "Going to England. Although 7 of the songs from Living With Victoria Grey would appear on the album, the cassette was all but forgotten, the only master copy having been lost. It wasnt until almost 10 years later that Newell was approached by a man hed never met before who said, "You sent me this many years ago and told me to look after it. I did. I thought youd like it back now." It was the master copy of Living With Victoria Grey!
Over 20 years after its initial quiet release, Captured Tracks is pleased to present Living With Victoria Grey on vinyl for the first time as part of the final installment of the Cleaners from Venus collection.” - Captured Tracks.

Artist: CLEANERS FROM VENUS
Title: Midnight Cleaners
Format: LP
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Martin Newell, founding Cleaner was, for the time being, alone and spent many long hours in an upstairs room of an old stable block, recording obsessively by himself most of 82. Lol Elliot, the other Cleaner, came back from time to time to time to help, but in effect, Midnight Cleaners-although not entirely a Newell solo project- was recognizably the last of the original Cleaners From Venus albums. It was also the end of the first chapter of their story. "This album, previously only released on cassette, has been completely remastered. Midnight Cleaners hold two of the bands biggest hits, "Only A Shadow" and "Factory Boy." These two songs and more are now on vinyl and CD for the first time. This release brings about a new way to the iconic band." -Captured Tracks.
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Artist: CLEANERS FROM VENUS
Title: My Back Wages
Format: LP
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
“Considered the last ever Cleaners From Venus release, My Back Wages is comprised primarily of songs written in 1992 while Martin Newell was quarantined with the Chicken Pox. While some songs made it onto Newells The Greatest Living Englishman, many fell into obscurity, never to be released. That is until some 8 years later when long time Cleaners supporters JAR Music Germany, a small DIY label, released a collection entitled My Back Wages. Newell claims to have had no knowledge of the release, but the punning title of the album has his paw prints all over it.
Newell spent the years between 1992 and 2000 focusing on his writing, poetry, and gardening, and when the release surfaced in 2000, he had little recollection of even sending the songs to his friends at JAR. When Newell heard it, he was surprised to find that musical additions had been made to the tracks, which polished up his spontaneously and sometimes sloppy recording style. Newell felt touched that anyone would be interested, or even care about something which hed regarded as a rag-bag of demoes. Conversely, as a natural musical anarchist, the idea that anyone, anywhere, considered that they knew better than he did annoyed him.
This version of My Back Wages as issued by Captured Tracks is Martin Newells own "producers cut" of oddities, out-takes and "orphan songs." "Crane Drivers," for instance, was made after a friend with a brand new Roland U20 keyboard lent it to Newell for two days, challenging him to make a complete song using only the sounds contained within its pre-sets. "Haunt Your House" was a demo written for The Damned, who were short of songs for an album at that time. It was never used.
Over 20 years later, Captured Tracks is thrilled to give Newell the chance to release this material on his own terms and put the Cleaners to rest once and for all.” - Captured Tracks.

Artist: CLEANERS FROM VENUS
Title: Number Thirteen
Format: LP
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
“Following the release of Living With Victoria Grey, Martin Newell, under the Cleaners from Venus moniker, once again began taking his musical career seriously, releasing a few singles and two vinyl LPs. After busking and loosely recording some demos, Cleaners from Venus signed to the independent label Deltic Records. Previously, Newell and Nelson gained quite a bit of media attention for their guitar driven rock by refusing to tour by anything but bicycle as the Brotherhood of Lizards. This generated a lot of attention for the band, but unfortunately Nelson left for other adventures before it could fully come to fruition.
What we find in Number Thirteen is a transitional period for Newell. Intended as a demo, the cassette received positive feedback, but ultimately led nowhere. At 37-years-old, Martin Newell reflected upon the almost two decades of hard work and musical activity which had led him to this point. One morning he got up and began to coolly put his instruments away. He turned his small upstairs music studio into a room for books and writing. He decided to turn to the life of gardening that hed always thought upon.
However, the simple life of a gardener would not last long. Newell soon found renowned with his poetry and writing, penning a semi-regular column for Londons Independent, appearing on many TV and radio programs and publishing several collections. Finally, in Autumn of 1992, through another series of connections and coincidences, he was asked if he would like to make a solo album, with none other than XTCs Andy Partridge in the producers chair. The first thing that he did, before dusting off his long abandoned instruments, was send Andy Partridge a handful of songs from the Cleaners from Venus Number Thirteen cassette. Number Thirteen is one of the many stepping stone releases that have led Martin Newell and the Cleaners From Venus through their storied career. Available for the first time on vinyl, and seeing its first wide release, Captured Tracks is pleased to give you Number Thirteen.” - Captured Tracks.

Artist: CLEANERS FROM VENUS
Title: On Any Normal Monday
Format: LP
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"With sleeves designed by Newells partner at the time-often hand-colored in by Newell and Elliot themselves- the Cleaners From Venus had their second album. The new issue was then packaged up and sent off the Sounds and NME, both of gave On Any Normal Monday honorable mentions in their cassette review columns. The biggest surprise however came from the more conservative Melody Maker, whose own Patrick Humpries gave the Cleaners project a glowing review in that paper. So far as Newell was concerned, this was a football kicked through the greenhouse window of the conventional music business. "This jangle-pop classic album has been completely remastered and offered on vinyl for the first time, keeping the Cleaners unique sounds, but also making the listening experience more audible." -Captured Tracks.
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Artist: CLEANERS FROM VENUS
Title: Songs for a Fallow Land
Format: LP
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Remastered and available for the first time on vinyl, Songs for a Fallow Land is a product of Martin Newell collaborating with longtime friend and former Cleaner Lol Elliot. This is the third record in the “Vol.2″ batch of formerly cassette-only reissues from this legendary lo-fi band, which continues to be highly influential as evident by the critical claim from the first three record from the band, released in spring of 2011. Originally self-released by Newell to the tune of “If people want it, theyll find it.”" - Captured Tracks.

Artist: CLEANERS FROM VENUS
Title: Under Wartime Conditions
Format: LP
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Remastered and available for the first time on vinyl, Under Wartime Conditions is a product of Martin Newell collaborating with longtime friend and former Cleaner Lol Elliot. This is the second record in the “Vol.2″ batch of formerly cassette-only reissues from this legendary lo-fi band, which continues to be highly influential as evident by the critical claim from the first three record from the band, released in spring of 2011." - Captured Tracks.
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Artist: CLEANERS FROM VENUS
Title: Vol. 1
Format: Triple CD
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $27.00
"Beautiful, 3xCD gatefold with booklet including album bios written by Newell himself and never-before-released photos. Lol Elliott and Martin Newell, who together formed the legendary lo-fi band Cleaners from Venus met in the small town of Wivenhoe, southeast England at the turn of 1980s. Newell, a rock singer and part-time kitchen porter whod left his band the previous summer, and Elliott, a drummer and former hippy traveller, had much in common. They shared a love of sunny 1960s pop music, punk rock and musical comedy. Neither Elliott nor Newell cared much for any kind of musical rule book, both were dismayed by the new right -wing politics which had now taken over their country. Both , were in their twenties, had time on their hands and were keen to create something new." -Captured Tracks.
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Artist: CLEANERS FROM VENUS
Title: Volume 3
Format: 4 CD Box
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $27.00
“The legendary lo-fi band Cleaners from Venus was formed in the small town of Wivenhoe, England at the turn of 1980s by Martin Newell – a rock singer and part-time kitchen porter with a love of sunny 1960s pop music, punk rock, and musical comedy. He never cared much for any kind of musical rule book and broke new ground with music that garnered a cult following and a highly-influential sound that continues to inspire.
These four albums mark the final chapter in the unveiling of the entire discography from the band, spanning the end of Martin Newells long, storied run as the Cleaners from Venus (1985-1992). Included are Living with Victoria Grey, Number Thirteen and My Back Wages, which Newell considers a new release as it is finally being released as he originally intended it. The fourth album is collection of rarities and unreleased material from the time that My Back Wages was recorded, called Extra Wages. This beautiful 4xLP box set includes original liners written by Newell himself with unreleased photos and a 16 page book of Newells poetry. Each LP includes a download card.” - Captured Tracks.

Artist: CLEANERS FROM VENUS
Title: Volume 3
Format: 4 LP Box
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $68.00
“The legendary lo-fi band Cleaners from Venus was formed in the small town of Wivenhoe, England at the turn of 1980s by Martin Newell – a rock singer and part-time kitchen porter with a love of sunny 1960s pop music, punk rock, and musical comedy. He never cared much for any kind of musical rule book and broke new ground with music that garnered a cult following and a highly-influential sound that continues to inspire.
These four albums mark the final chapter in the unveiling of the entire discography from the band, spanning the end of Martin Newells long, storied run as the Cleaners from Venus (1985-1992). Included are Living with Victoria Grey, Number Thirteen and My Back Wages, which Newell considers a new release as it is finally being released as he originally intended it. The fourth album is collection of rarities and unreleased material from the time that My Back Wages was recorded, called Extra Wages. This beautiful 4xLP box set includes original liners written by Newell himself with unreleased photos and a 16 page book of Newells poetry. Each LP includes a download card.” - Captured Tracks.

Artist: COHEN, TIM
Title: Bad Blood
Format: Double 7"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"To coincide with the release of "Magic Trick" we have a double 7" with poster sleeve that plays at 33 1/3. All eight tracks are exclusive to this release and continue in the homegrown, earthy pop that weve all come to know and love from the Fresh & Onlys frontman." - Captured Tracks.

Artist: COHEN, TIM
Title: Laugh Tracks
Format: LP
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"As the frontman for the already prolific Fresh & Onlys, it seems impossible that theres yet even more songs coming from the well of Mr. Cohen. More surprising is that they maintain a high standard of quality. "The Two Sides of Tim Cohen" LP came and went in the blink of an eye. Recorded after his stint in Black Fiction and before his current set-up in the Fresh & Onlys, "Two Sides.." was a fresh dose of pure outsider pop with drum machines and keyboards. For a follow up, "Laugh Tracks" finds Tim in a more fleshed out full-bodied approach, complete with horn arrangements. These are personal songs from a highly gifted songwriter and were happy to make them available. Tim does his own art for all of his solo material, you can find more on: http://www.timcohen.com" - Captured Tracks.

Artist: COHEN, TIM
Title: Magic Trick
Format: LP
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Tim Cohens third solo release, Magic Trick, finds him still fighting off the demons of a restless musical mind. In the 12 songs collected here, Tim traverses a wide range of conflicting moods while somehow always reenforcing his songs with messages of hope and positivity. "Dont Give Up", "I am never going to die", and "Flower" are perfect examples of the upbeat melancholy that has defined his solo work to this point. Joined by fellow Soul searchers James Kim (Kelley Stoltz band), Noelle Cahill, and Alicia Vanden Huevel (Aislers Set), along with other supportive friends, Cohen has taken long musical strides on this third LP, in terms of arrangement, recording, and overall risk-taking. Recorded at home on the reliable tascam 388 during breaks from a busy touring schedule with The Fresh & Onlys, "Magic Trick" captures almost every moment of solitude, longing, and wonderment that passed through Tims foggy mind throughout his transient 2010. Accompanied by a double 7" which includes songs from the same fruitful period, "Magic Trick" is a record for all seasons, and should be listened to in the earliest morning." - Captured Tracks.

Artist: COSMETICS
Title: Sleepwalking/The Cries
Format: 7"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"Finally, we have some more Cosmetics. As you can see by the catalog number, weve been eagerly awaiting this one for a while. "Sleepwalking" is their best track to date, spooky and irresistible synth lines that make you bob your head until it rolls off. Im afraid this is all we get until their LP is ready to go, so take it in. CLEAR WAX!" - Captured Tracks.
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Artist: COSMETICS
Title: Soft Skin
Format: 7"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"Cosmetics are a two piece from Vancouver, BC. Their music is made for dancing, and with feeling and attention to the details. Their trip is sleek and synthetic meets human emotion. Cosmic glamour meets do-it-yourself. Voice and a rhythm. Frosty tropics and hazy nites. Love on the beat. Nic M and Aja Emma formed Cosmetics in Summer 2008, the first band for both of them. In 2009 they put together the Tuff Trax 8-track studio in their home where they work on sound and visuals every day. Cosmetics is their lifestyle. "Soft Skin" is a bonechillingly cold track with an irresistable beat." - Captured Tracks.
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Artist: DIGNAN PORCH
Title: On A Ride
Format: 7"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"A brief burst of sweetly melancholic garage pop reminding me of some mid-90s MTV vibe back when it had weird lo-fi videos in the AM that would kind of stick in your brain, or perhaps it was just me being easily susceptible at the time. Anyway, this new London band reminds me fondly of many things from the era, as well as having something of a more psychedelic Skygreen Leopards air to it. Definitely one to keep an eye out for." - Dont Die Wandering

Artist: DIGNAN PORCH
Title: Tendrils
Format: CD
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Slightly tussled London quartet Dignan Porch have created an unassuming, but addictive rainy-day bedroom-pop gem with Tendrils, their full-length debut. The hushed, layered, hazy and downcast psychedelia might remind you of various early New Zealand pop crews of the Flying Nun sort (slowed to 1/4 speed). Or you could go back to the UK and talk about Sarah Records, though there⿿s often something weirder woven into the compositions. The 13 songs are brief ⿿ the longest is under three minutes, a handful shorter than two ⿿ but they work together as a larger patchwork. " - Stereogum.

Artist: DUM DUM GIRLS
Title: S/T
Format: 12"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"We all know Dum Dum Girls by now, but this was her debut as well as ours. After being out of print for way too long, were putting it back out there. Now in standard jackets." - Captured Tracks.

Artist: EARTH DIES BURNING
Title: Songs From The Valley Of The Bored Teenager (1981-1984)
Format: LP
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Earth Dies Burning was formed in 1981 in the San Fernando Valley by a group of friends ranging in age from 10 to 14: the Karlsen brothers (Jeff and Matt), Brad Laner, and the Nachmann brothers (Guy and Ron). Their success in landing gigs at the time can be traced to Brads precociousness (he had sat in with Vox Pop, Nervous Gender and others), Matts natural talent for promotion, and the extraordinary openness of the Los Angeles punk/post-punk “underground” scene at that time. It seems that only now has the time ripened, dear listener; let the sweet smell of singed terrestrial morbidity flow from the valley of the bored teenager to your ears. Remastered and on vinyl for the first time." - Captured Tracks.

Artist: FRESH & ONLYS
Title: August in My Mind
Format: 12"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"...the San Francisco crews releasing a great six-song EP.. they kick up an excellent, hazy dust storm with the standout opener ⿿Diamond In The Dark.⿝ (Really, people should pay more attention to these folks⿦)" -Stereogum.

Artist: FRESH & ONLYS
Title: August in My Mind
Format: Cass
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"...the San Francisco crews releasing a great six-song EP on Captured Tracks early next month called August In My Mind... they kick up an excellent, hazy dust storm with the standout opener ⿿Diamond In The Dark.⿝ (Really, people should pay more attention to these folks⿦)" -Stereogum

Artist: FURTHER REDUCTIONS
Title: Decidedly So/Not Unknown
Format: 7"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"Brooklyn, NYs Further Reductions have been building up a reputation around town for a while and we finally have some vinyl to show it off. Working with electronic instrumentation but not limited to electronic influences alone, Reductions are carving out their own niche of sad, beautiful pop music." - Captured Tracks. "Thru the gates of forever and into the frozen vapours of Mannattans minimal electronic monolith in the night, Further Reductions, Shawn OSullivan (of Led Er Est knowings) and collaborateur Katie Rose are weaving a web of reverberatory wonderment. One of not just a few of the minimal synth couple outfit armies to emerge from New Yorks ever living and breathing clan of the same epithet, this masculine/feminine dream drone dichotomys synthesized incantations drift like gleaming analog jewels of dark incandescent dance dew. Voices with the echoes of youth sung wistfully into in the well and steeped in the myst of minor discord float inside Familiar Flights." -La Maladie Tropicale.
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Artist: GANGLIANS
Title: Blood On The Sand
Format: 7"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"If you liked the 12" EP and LP by these Sacramento weird-poppers, then youll love this, their first non-split 7". Two equally amazing tracks, and in our opinion, two of their best." - Captured Tracks.

Artist: GARY WAR
Title: Galactic Citizens
Format: 12"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Six new songs of homespun psychedelic pop." - Captured Tracks

Artist: GARY WAR
Title: Opens
Format: Cass
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
Live at WFMU, 2/6/09.

Artist: GERMAN MEASLES
Title: Demos Sorry
Format: Cass
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"Eight tracks of killer Bartlebees/Pooh Sticks-esque party pop from these Brooklyn goofballs. Strictly limited to 300 copies, this is one of the few Captured Tracks releases that will not stay in print. All 300 copies will be hand colored by the GERMAN MEASLES and their goofy friends. None of these recordings will appear on their forthcoming LP and only about half the songs will not be re-recorded for the LP. Featuring 2/4ths of CAUSE CO-MOTION! and 2/4ths of BEACHNIKS." - Captured Tracks.
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Artist: GERMAN MEASLES
Title: Wild
Format: 12"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Out of control, drugged up, fucked up madness from Brooklyns premiere party freaks. Almost the polar opposite of this springs cassette release - these songs are confident, insane and beautifully recorded by Gary Olson. Some sort of funky mix of The Soup Dragons, Black Randy, Protex and The Fall had they recorded for Bhudda. All the subtlety of Sonny Bono trying to barge his way into a restaurant while wearing a fur vest. Features 2/4ths of the legendary Cause Co-Motion!" - Captured Tracks.

Artist: GIRLS AT DAWN
Title: s/t
Format: 12"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Right on the the heels of their debut 7" on HoZac comes this 4-song 12" EP. Drawing from post-punk, psychedelic and 60s pop influences, these three girls from Brooklyn make haunting melodies bridged with there/not-there ghostly arrangements." - Captured Tracks.

Artist: GIRLS NAMES
Title: Dont Let Me In
Format: 12"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Formed in January 2009 with their first gig booked before even playing together, Belfasts Girls Names unabashedly hark back to the early/mid eighties shadow world of Beat Happening, Black Tambourine, Felt, C86 and the Sound of Young Scotland. In their short existence they have quickly honed their craft in creating their own self-styled ⿿disposable noise pop⿝, masking subdued bittersweet vocals and melodic hooks with reverb drenched guitars and Mary Chain primal drums. Having sold out of their debut home taped demos on Cass/Flick (Belfast) last summer and after a string of support slots with the likes of Sic Alps, Wavves, Times New Viking, Lovvers and Gary War, Girls Names are set for their first release proper, with a 12" EP on Brooklyn⿿s much talked about Captured Tracks label and a full UK tour with label buddies, La La Vasquez in the spring." - Captured Tracks.

Artist: GRASS WIDOW
Title: s/t
Format: 12"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Four new Grass Widow tracks including a cover of the Urinals "Black Hole." I cant gush enough about this band, but please pick up the LP on Make-A-Mess. The influence of The Moves bass sound and arrangements, 60s folk-rock vocal harmonies and the Neo Boys are present in the works, plus a whole magic power they have all their own. Thats right: magic power. Magick?" - Captured Tracks

Artist: HANOI JANES
Title: Across The Sea
Format: 7"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"Im getting majorly sore cheeks from grinning and top tapping to these freewheelin bung pop gems from Sachsen, Germany, while being simultaneously amazed at how they explode in rich technicolour with such a full sound - fried guitar licks, cheery vocal squeaks and twinkling xylophone runs - but are largely the work of one guy named Oliver Scharf. I found Oliver through his Zac Efron-channeling solo project Male Models, but soon learnt it was just "a one afternoon project" - and that his other moniker Hanoi Janes will be used for all future musical forays, along with a couple of pals banging some drums from time to time." -Rose Quartz.

Artist: HANOI JANES
Title: Specks Ho!
Format: 7"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"Hanoi Janes is back for his first release since the critically acclaimed "Year of Panic" LP. Five (FIVE) songs on this 7" in vein of his earlier 7" and LP, pushing the envelope in Olivers vision of cacophonous pop to the hilt. The soundtrack for the only party episode ever filmed for the Twilight Zone? Probably." -Captured Tracks

Artist: HANOI JANES
Title: Year of Panic
Format: CD
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"With the obvious homage the name implies, youd expect Hanoi Janes to be a group of riot grrrl angnsty types, displaced in time by about 20 odd years. Having taken on the nickname given to Jane Fonda in the 70s because of her anti-war stance on Vietnam, these girls would be all bent up about, well you know, stuff. Youd expect that, but youd be wrong. It is in fact primarily the work of one guy from Sachen, Germany �?? Oliver Scharf. But then Hanoi Janes album, Year of Panic, is able to inspire all kinds of misconceptions. Name of the band aside, would you expect a German guy (whos a bit handy with an eight-track) to produce a series of beautifully lo-fi, sub two-minute, surf-pop tracks, full of buzzing guitar and bubblegum spirit. Maybe �?? maybe not. But thats just what Scharf has done. The sound is distinctly garage, reminiscent of a 70s surf sound, and like The 5. 6. 7. 8s, Hanoi Janes are able to launch into the genre with the luxury of being removed from the scene itself. Tracks like opener, The Boys Are Out and Beach Kids are unashamedly infectious, utilising catchy hooks, hand claps and the odd Ooo ooo ooo to great effect. The production is fuzzy, but that only adds to the overall charm of the album. Because charming is what it is, as Hanoi Janes have packed Year of Panic with some real gems. Summer of Panic offers something tinted with psychedelic sounds; Our Lives could have been an early track by The Strokes had they been influenced by the Californian sun rather than the New York shadows; Good Bone is a track which can only be performed if there are several oversized surf-boards nearby. Year of Panic is lo-fi, scuzzy garage surf-pop at its finest and it deserves to be the sound-track of your summer" -Bowlegs.

Artist: HANOI JANES
Title: Year of Panic
Format: LP
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"With the obvious homage the name implies, youd expect Hanoi Janes to be a group of riot grrrl angnsty types, displaced in time by about 20 odd years. Having taken on the nickname given to Jane Fonda in the 70s because of her anti-war stance on Vietnam, these girls would be all bent up about, well you know, stuff. Youd expect that, but youd be wrong. It is in fact primarily the work of one guy from Sachen, Germany ⿿ Oliver Scharf. But then Hanoi Janes album, Year of Panic, is able to inspire all kinds of misconceptions. Name of the band aside, would you expect a German guy (whos a bit handy with an eight-track) to produce a series of beautifully lo-fi, sub two-minute, surf-pop tracks, full of buzzing guitar and bubblegum spirit. Maybe ⿿ maybe not. But thats just what Scharf has done. The sound is distinctly garage, reminiscent of a 70s surf sound, and like The 5. 6. 7. 8s, Hanoi Janes are able to launch into the genre with the luxury of being removed from the scene itself. Tracks like opener, The Boys Are Out and Beach Kids are unashamedly infectious, utilising catchy hooks, hand claps and the odd Ooo ooo ooo to great effect. The production is fuzzy, but that only adds to the overall charm of the album. Because charming is what it is, as Hanoi Janes have packed Year of Panic with some real gems. Summer of Panic offers something tinted with psychedelic sounds; Our Lives could have been an early track by The Strokes had they been influenced by the Californian sun rather than the New York shadows; Good Bone is a track which can only be performed if there are several oversized surf-boards nearby. Year of Panic is lo-fi, scuzzy garage surf-pop at its finest and it deserves to be the sound-track of your summer" -BOWLEGS, UK

Artist: HOLOGRAMS
Title: ABC City
Format: 7"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $6.00

Artist: KID ROMANCE
Title: Fuck Punx
Format: 7"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"Two ultra-shambolic, lo-fi cuts from fresh-faced Massachusetts maniacs. This is the good stuff-dropouts, tape hiss, bad attitude and catchy songs. Packaged in an oversized envelope (a la Mayfair Set) with one of three Polaroid reproductions affixed to the front. Deluxe packaging at an economy price." - Captured Tracks.

Artist: LA LA VASQUEZ
Title: Hello
Format: 7"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"Get on the party train with La La Vasquez. After playing their first show at Upset The Rhythms Yes Way last year theyve run riot in in sweaty rooms up [and sometimes down] the UK matching laid-back vocal harmonies with wicked shouts. Now theyre moving on from their savage days with a melodic set of fuzzy jams that are a must hear in 2010. Au Pairs, Young Marble Giants, Bikini Kill, K Records... whatever, they love that stuff but theyre on their own track." - Captured Tracks.

Artist: LED ER EST
Title: May
Format: 12"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Following up their excellent Wierd Records debut LP "Dust on Common" and a limited European split-12", Led Er Est return with a new 12" EP, the aptly named "May," their second release on C/T. The trio describe the record as a ".. collection of theme-based songs, almost like a dark sci fi film soundtrack..." The songs were written at various points some were written on the long drives over their last European tour. Side A opens with the dancefloor friendly "Lonsome XOXO", "a song about a girl obsessed with death" while "Plants" contains a cosmic disco bassline and use of 12-string guitar, showing their influences fall outside the narrow margins of electronic music. This is further evidenced by "Madi la Lune" a nod to British underground songwriter Bill Fay. Side B gets darker and heavier with the apocalyptic sci fi synth punk opener "Opto 5." This mood continues into "May" and ends with the instrumental brain melter "Drosophilia Melanogaster." "May" is available for digital and vinyl release and is a precursor to their forthcoming LP on the brilliant Sacred Bones label." - Captured Tracks.

Artist: LED ER EST
Title: s/t
Format: 7"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"Lunatic, freak-synth, perfect for gritting your teeth and flipping out in those chilly months." - Captured Tracks.

Artist: LITTLE GIRLS
Title: Youth Tunes
Format: 7"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"Canadian lo-fi creepazoids fuck about and blow minds. Fresh from their releases on Paper Bag and Mexican Summer and blog buzz, these manaics yet again deliever the goods. Two tracks, black and white sleeve." - Captured Tracks.

Artist: MAYFAIR SET
Title: s/t
Format: 7"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"Dum Dum Girls and Blank Dogs co-op band. More, more sad hits. (Reference intentional.) Slightly oversized envelope sleeve. Half w/ silver print, half w/ gold." - Captured Tracks.

Artist: MAYFAIR SET
Title: Young One
Format: 12"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"The Dum Dum Girls/Blank Dogs collaboration continues with six new spooky jams. Like the Legendary Pink Dots attacking The Primitives in an alleyway. Spooky 4ADish pop charmers. Beautiful full-color sleeve." - Captured Tracks.

Artist: MCTELLS
Title: Expecting Joe
Format: Cass
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $7.50
Reissue of their second cassette from 1987.
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Artist: MCTELLS
Title: McTells
Format: Cass
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $7.50
"The McTells formed in 1985 in Hertford UK. With a foot in the shambolic and aggressive sounds of The Fall and Swell Maps, they noisily stood out from a lot of their more soft C-86/noisepop contemporaries at the time. Initially a 4 piece comprising Paul Rixon on guitar and vocal, Bill on guitar, Stuart on bass, Mark Flunder from the Television Personalaties on stand up drums. Bill later left to form The Big Paintings but the rest of the band continued as a three piece releasing records on Pauls own Bi-Joopiter label. If you dont consider the 80s cassette culture a true DiY form of post-punk folk art, you really need to investigate the Bi-Joopiter discography. Comprising of painstakingly hand colored, bagged, stamped and xeroxed artwork, it truly does lift the medium of cassette-as-art that has carried on into todays aesthetic nether-regions of the resurged cassette culture movement. It is with that in mind that we at Captured Tracks, with the aid of Paul Rixon himself, have done our best to try to create as close a fascimile as possible to those first two McTells cassette reissues on Bi-Joopiter. Consider it a teaser for a more complete vinyl/CD reissue in the near future, we find these releases stand the test of time both on a musical and aesthetic level. Please note: the higher than average price (while still affordable) for a C/T cassette is a reflection of the complexity of the packaging." - Captured Tracks.
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Artist: MINKS
Title: Funeral Song
Format: 7"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"As generous a kiss-off to Summer as we could hope for, MINKS Funeral Song came virtually out of nowhere. Like if Robert Smith gave birth to a baby, and the baby was actually a cassette of Cure demos that had a lot more staying power than actual Cure demos. Ostensibly we could say this song is reactionary: abandoning the good vibes and surf jams of the warm months of 09 in favor of something colder. Rigid bass lines over icy, high-register synth whine. But the song has a lot more heart than that, so long summer time repeated endlessly until it not only makes sense, but makes frigid cold seem welcoming." - Fader
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Artist: MINKS
Title: Ophelia
Format: 7"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"Minks penchant for crafting dark pop songs with classic sensibilities sees no end in sight. "Ophelia" finds them in more of a pastoral, reflective mood than the previous single, drawing on Felt/Durutti Column guitar textures and dreamy, whispy vocal melodies. Two more tracks on the B-Side and thats all you get until the debut LP comes out in the Fall." -Captured Tracks

Artist: MONOCHROME SET
Title: White Noise: Early Recordings
Format: 12"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"The Monochrome Set have a huge legacy in post-punk and indie rock history. "White Noise" represents the period before their 1st LP or 7", before Punk really took hold in the UK, in fact. These seven songs from 75-77  have never appeared on vinyl before this release, and were thrilled to get it out there." - Captured Tracks.
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Artist: NEWELL, MARTIN
Title: Teatime Assortment
Format: CD
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
“Since before he was even able to play an instrument, Martin Newell was messing around with home-recordings. Having grown up in the Far East, Newell returned to his home of England at age 13 with just a little 3-inch spool tape-recorder and his first guitar. At age 14 he wrote his first song, not even knowing any chords. His song writing continued through is teens and into his 20s, when he purchased a Sony reel-to-reel recorder and 12 string guitar. It is this early songwriting that led him working with a wide variety of musicians, recording in beautiful studios and forming his many projects such as Cleaners from Venus and Brotherhood of Lizards. But it was this early songwriting and recording that led him to find that he was happiest when recording by himself, with minimal equipment. As Newell often says, "Actually, I preferred the demos."
Having upgraded himself from reel-to-reel to a Tascam Pocketstudio and digitizing some of his archaic recording knowledge, Newell set out to begin home recording again. The tracks on this collection run from 2010 to mid 2014. Some are recordings loosely based on movie themes and soundtracks for imaginary films. Some are instrumentals from a collection called The Late District, while others are from a recent album Return to Bohemia, which saw a small release in England. This recent resurgence in creative strength, along with the success and newfound popularity of Cleaners from Venus, have all led up to Teatime Assortment. Think of it as a "Best of New Newell." A true wordsmith, Newell himself has put simply why one might be compelled to take a listen here: "If youre the sort of person who likes this kind of thing, then this is the sort of thing youll probably like.” - Captured Tracks.

Artist: NEWELL, MARTIN
Title: Teatime Assortment
Format: Double LP
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
“Since before he was even able to play an instrument, Martin Newell was messing around with home-recordings. Having grown up in the Far East, Newell returned to his home of England at age 13 with just a little 3-inch spool tape-recorder and his first guitar. At age 14 he wrote his first song, not even knowing any chords. His song writing continued through is teens and into his 20s, when he purchased a Sony reel-to-reel recorder and 12 string guitar. It is this early songwriting that led him working with a wide variety of musicians, recording in beautiful studios and forming his many projects such as Cleaners from Venus and Brotherhood of Lizards. But it was this early songwriting and recording that led him to find that he was happiest when recording by himself, with minimal equipment. As Newell often says, "Actually, I preferred the demos."
Having upgraded himself from reel-to-reel to a Tascam Pocketstudio and digitizing some of his archaic recording knowledge, Newell set out to begin home recording again. The tracks on this collection run from 2010 to mid 2014. Some are recordings loosely based on movie themes and soundtracks for imaginary films. Some are instrumentals from a collection called The Late District, while others are from a recent album Return to Bohemia, which saw a small release in England. This recent resurgence in creative strength, along with the success and newfound popularity of Cleaners from Venus, have all led up to Teatime Assortment. Think of it as a "Best of New Newell." A true wordsmith, Newell himself has put simply why one might be compelled to take a listen here: "If youre the sort of person who likes this kind of thing, then this is the sort of thing youll probably like.” - Captured Tracks.

Artist: NICELY, NICK
Title: Elegant Daze: 1979-1986
Format: LP
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"The enigma of Nick Nicely has long been causing frustrations for his fans, since the release of DCT Dreams/Treeline out on his own imprint Voxette in 1980. He stands out as a highly influential figure in psychedelic 80s music, despite his relatively small number of releases. Captured Tracks is out to help these fans by reissuing a collection of his songs dubbed Elegant Daze." - Captured Tracks.

Artist: OH SEES, THEE
Title: Dog Poison
Format: CD
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"We are proud to put out a full-length record by the prolific Oh Sees, and boy, is this one a monster. More layered and textural than previous Oh Sees releases while keeping all the typical Dwyer punch, oomph and weirdness. 10 fantastic new songs, terrifying pencil-drawn sleeve. Our second LP release, and we couldnt be more pleased with it." - Captured Tracks.

Artist: OH SEES, THEE
Title: Dog Poison
Format: LP
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"We are proud to put out a full-length record by the prolific Oh Sees, and boy, is this one a monster. More layered and textural than previous Oh Sees releases while keeping all the typical Dwyer punch, oomph and weirdness. 10 fantastic new songs, terrifying pencil-drawn sleeve. Our second LP release, and we couldnt be more pleased with it." - Captured Tracks.

Artist: OUTSIDERS, THE
Title: Close Up
Format: LP
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: United States
Price: $13.00
“The Outsiders, hailing from Wimbledon, England, were one of the many bands to rise up through the UK’s punk explosion of the late 70s. Citing the Velvet Underground as their primary influence, Fronted by Adrian Borland, who went on to form the seminal post-punk band The Sound following the demise of the band, The Outsiders gained exposure through opening for acts such as The Jam and The Vibrators. Bob Lawrence (bass) and Adrian Janes (a/k/a Jan, drums) rounded out the band.
The Outsiders were the first UK punk band to self-release a full album -- their first LP Calling on Youth) --on their own Raw Edge label. With Close Up, the band matured and further developed into the punk sound that was clearly a gateway to Borlands work with The Sound. The band were clearly influenced by the Detroit rock sound of The Stooges and were even joined on stage by Iggy Pop himself for their rendition of "Raw Power". Long out of print on vinyl, this reissue provides a great look into not only the development of the legendary Adrian Borland, but also a look into the transitional phase of UK rock from classic to punk. Available on vinyl only in a run of 1,000.” - Captured Tracks.

Artist: ROMAN SOLDIERS
Title: Warmer/Yuppie Fires
Format: 7"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"Two new tracks from this gloomy-lo-fi supergroup. Mister Blank Dogs and Mister Gary War collaborate on fuzzy, bad-dream almost-pop. Two tracks, color sleeve and color insert." - Captured Tracks.

Artist: SERVANTS, THE
Title: Youth Club Disco
Format: LP
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"The Servants was an indie band formed in 1985 in Hayes, Middlesex, England by singer and songwriter David Westlake. Their brand of the mid-80s jangly guitar-pop was intellectual, refined and classy as opposed to the shambolic and noisy lo-fi scene heralded by the C-86 compilation they would appear on and be connected with during their active career. After lots of lineup changes (including past/future members of The Auteurs and The Housemartins) and a string of great singles and one great LP (Disinterest) the band called it a day in 1991. Around this time, huge fan and Belle & Sebastian frontmn Stuart Murdoch was trying to locate David Westlake in the hopes of forming a band with him, before launching Belle in his school class instead. In 2006, the great Cherry Red label finally pulled together the unreleased tracks and singles into the CD Reserved from which this vinyl-only compilation is pulled. Combined with a copy of Disinterest (if you can find one) this collection is the essential vinyl document of a great band from a great era of music that can easily be thought of as what would be their debut LP. Includes mp3 download card." -Captured Tracks.
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Artist: SILK FLOWERS
Title: As Above So Below
Format: LP
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"A new six-track EP by this current NYC live staple. Eerie and experimental electronic pop from former members of SOILED MATTRESS & THE SPRINGS and CAR CLUTCH. Recent full-length album released by PPM." - Captured Tracks.

Artist: SILK FLOWERS
Title: Days of Arrest
Format: 12"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Like any band worth paying attention to, New York trio Silk Flowers has been constantly shifting since they started. Beginning with a raw, punk-informed foundation to their damaged synth-pop leanings, each subsequent release saw the band shedding skin, bounding from reverb-heavy four-track hiss to disjointed murky instrumental sprawl, and most recently upping production to almost club-worthy standards. "Days Of Arrest" strays from the glossy veneer of their last full length and finds a much colder, hyper-focused territory than all previous work." - Captured Tracks.

Artist: SNAPPER
Title: s/t
Format: 12"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"First EP from Peter Gutteridge (The Clean, Chills and Great Unwashed) lead Dunedin band Snapper re-issued as an exact facsimile forRecord Store Day 2013. Released on Flying Nun records in 1988 in such a limited quality an original press fetches $40-50. Snapper became synonymous for shows as diverse and osculating as their lineup. Snapper EP captures one of the earliest forms in all their space-freak-out glory. Comes with a poster and memo insert!" - Captured Tracks.
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Artist: SOFT HEALER
Title: Gentle One
Format: 7"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"Soft Healer began in 2008 in an attempt by Marie Butcher and Will Slack to cover Suicide songs on pedal steel and clarinet. The duo swiftly failed at this and decided instead to play music with a more forgiving set-up. They began playing bass and guitar and got a drum machine; they quickly found that all attempts to reconcile the stark, percussive landscape of Colossal Youth with a Staple Singers group hug yielded something that was distinctly neither, but went with it anyway. After their first show, Soft Healer became a trio with Sara Berger joining on sax and organ. A few shows later they were an even four with Nick Decarmine playing drums. At this point the band collectively owned all of the first nine Funkadelic albums." -Captured Tracks

Artist: SOFT METALS
Title: The Cold World Melts
Format: 12"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Heres the debut vinyl from the Portland duo Soft Metals. Formed in 2009, the band have been playing a ton of shows on the West Coast and garnering new fans with every stop. Their music is tight, romantic, electronic pop with influences from a variety of dance and post-punk sub-genres. First 500 on White Wax." - Captured Tracks. "Soft Metals the Cold World Melts is a stealth fighter with a thousand lethal weapons bristling under its sleek carbon wings, buzzsaw Orlando bassline and invincible italo riffage, swirling spiral of mind melting EMP synths and spectral diva propaganda. We surrender as its threatening dragon-like shadow spreads over our positions." -20 Jazz Funk Greats.

Artist: SOFT MOON
Title: Breathe the Fire
Format: 7"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"A group somewhat at odds with the rock and roll fairy tale town they call home, San Franciscos The Soft Moon are to release their debut 7" Breathe the Fire next week on Tally Hos favourite uber-label Captured Tracks. The single is a gem and will surely excite fans of Blank Dogs, New Order and moody 80s synth work outs." -Tally Ho!
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Artist: SOFT MOON
Title: Parallels
Format: 7"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"Heres a two sided burner from Luis Vasquez Soft Moon. "Parallels" features sprawling landscapes of jaunting rhythms and pulsating basslines, like some sort of weird meld where krautrock meets Blade Runner. WHITE WAX! "The band is one of the long line of lush, dark pop bands that sprouted out of the tail end of 80s post-punk and shoegaze. The Soft Moon pick up the very best elements of those movements and craft a sound thats not unlike anything out there." -Hypetrak
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Artist: SOFT MOON
Title: The Soft Moon
Format: CD
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"On the heels of two sensually dark 7 inches, Luis Vasquez of The Soft Moon, has completed his self-titled debut full-length on Captured Tracks. Raised under the burning sun of the Mojave desert, Vasquez channels both his punk upbringing and Afro-Cuban heritage to sculpt decidedly dystopian soundscapes for a new generation of torn romantics. Its a record set somewhere in the near post-apocalypse where technology enchants as much as it destroys." - Captured Tracks.
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Artist: SPECTRALS
Title: s/t
Format: 7"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"A young British man named L. single handedly produced this dreamy, Sonic Flower Groovy fuzz-pop stomper, although it sounds like it could have been recorded at Gold Star in 1965 for release on Creation in 1985. Two tracks, one million hooks. Were really proud to be putting this out in anticipation of a 2010 Captured Tracks LP." - Captured Tracks
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Artist: STOCKHOLM MONSTERS
Title: All At Once
Format: Double LP + 7"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $36.00
“Captured Tracks is pleased to present the Stockholm Monsters full catalogue in this special vinyl only reissue. Formed in Manchester in 1980, Stockholm Monsters were signed with Factory Records in 1981. Discovered at a show in Manchester when the band was still teens, New Order’s Peter Hook took the young band under his wing and went on to produce the majority of the band’s catalogue, under the alias Be Music. Their first single, “Fairy Tales”, didn’t appear until 1982, due to the tardiness of the songs producer Martin Hannett. Drawing early praise from influential music magazine’s NME and Melody Maker, along with touring with New Order, the band seemed set for success. However through numerous line-up changes, delays in recording and the onslaught of bands such as the Happy Mondays the band never quite hit their mark.
During their time with the Factory Records, Stockholm Monsters released one LP (Alma Mater) and a series of 7”s and singles including a scathing take down of Factory’s primary indie label rival, entitled “How Corrupt is Rough Trade”. Available in a limited run, this complete collection gives new light to one of Factory’s lost artists.” - Captured Tracks.

Artist: STRAY TROLLEYS, THE
Title: Barracades And Angels
Format: LP
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
“In May of 1979, UK native Martin Newell was 26 years old and in transition. He’d just split up with his girlfriend and moved out of the Colchester house they’d shared for four years. A month later, Newell also stepped down as the singer for Gypp, a band he’d been in for three years. Though they had a great live reputation and a strong regional following, Newell, with some misgivings, felt their music was out-of-step with the times. That same year, he turned down the offer of a literature degree course at university as well. Why bother? He had a part-time washing-up job, a guitar and a room in a rambling, boho house. He could just tear the whole thing down and start again. And so he did.

That summer, friend and recording engineer Dave Hoser heard some of Newell’s demos and offered to help record them on his 4-track equipment, dubbed "The Octopus Mobile." With some of Newell’s former optimism and energy restored, he put together a new band: the then 23-year-old drummer Michael Stix Natkanski, former Gypp bass player Tony Phillips and Braintree guitarist Malcolm Burch (a/k/a Max Volume). Calling themselves The Stray Trolleys, the music here predates Newells work as The Cleaners from Venus and the bulk of the sessions on their sole album, Barricades and Angels, were recorded at Octopus Studios during spring and summer of 1980. Amazingly, although they had little to no rehearsals, all backing tracks were recorded fairly quickly and everyone got on well, especially in the pub afterwards.

So, whats the story here? A few youngish unknowns got together in a little home-built country studio and recorded a handful of songs for an album that eventually emerged on a DIY cassette? They werent perfect, but there is something very special about this collection. The music captures a time. Just listen. Remastered. CD and LP Download includes bonus track, “Mrs. Killer.” - Captured Tracks.

Artist: TEENAGE PANZERKORPS
Title: s/t
Format: 7"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"Icy post-punky songs with barked Germanic vocals. Three great tracks. Freaky color insert. These guys (also known as DER TPK) have also put out killer records on Stiltbreeze." - Captured Tracks.
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Artist: VERONICA FALLS
Title: Beachy Head
Format: 7"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"Veronica Falls have written a pop song about everybodys favourite place to top themselves and it is really really good. I mean, never has singing along to a graphical location where peepul choose to end it all seemed quite such top larks. This is indie of a very particular, very British, timeless and guileless sort, and its also enough to remind a person why they plumped for plaid over pop  in the first place. Terrific." -Drowned in Sound.
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Artist: WAKE
Title: Crush the Flowers
Format: 7"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
Reissue of this 1989 Sarah Records single.

Artist: WAKE
Title: On Our Honeymoon
Format: 7"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
Reissue of this 1981 single.
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Artist: WAKE, THE
Title: Here Comes Everybody + Singles (82-87)
Format: Double LP Box Set
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $37.00
"Luxuriously offered in a full print slipcase boxed set with full LP sleeves and deluxe serigraph 12x12 booklet, we offer up a period of The Wake which has not been available on vinyl since its initial pressings on Factory Records two and a half decades ago. "Long considered their masterwork, Here Comes Everybody is post-punk at its lushest and most alluring. With its underlying urgency peppered with a frost of delicate melody, its influence has only really begun to make headways through a myriad of sub-genres within independent, often cited as a key influence on our own label roster. This impeccable LP is bolstered by the equally inspired EPs and singles that surrounded it, Talk About the Past, Of The Matter and Something That No One Else Can Bring have long been difficult finds for an aspiring record collection, until now. This will mark the first time any of these recording have been pressed on vinyl domestically in the US and the first time all housed in one package." -Captured Tracks.
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Artist: WAKE, THE
Title: Here Comes Everybody + Singles 1983-1987
Format: Double LP
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
“Considered their masterwork, Here Comes Everybody is post-punk at its lushest and most alluring. With an underlying urgency peppered with the frost of delicate melody, the influence of the Wake can be seen in a myriad of sub-genres within the independent community and is often cited as a key influence on our own label roster. This set is bolstered by the addition of the equally inspired EPs and Singles: Talk About the Past, Of The Matter and Something That No One Else Can Bring. These have long been difficult finds for any aspiring record collector, until now.” - Captured Tracks.

Artist: WAKE, THE
Title: Here Comes Everybody + Singles 1983-1987
Format: Double CS
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
“Considered their masterwork, Here Comes Everybody is post-punk at its lushest and most alluring. With an underlying urgency peppered with the frost of delicate melody, the influence of the Wake can be seen in a myriad of sub-genres within the independent community and is often cited as a key influence on our own label roster. This set is bolstered by the addition of the equally inspired EPs and Singles: Talk About the Past, Of The Matter and Something That No One Else Can Bring. These have long been difficult finds for any aspiring record collector, until now.” - Captured Tracks.

Artist: WATERS, JUAN
Title: Radio Uruguay
Format: Cass
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"Hey Beets fans, two full-length cassette-only releases by Juan of The Beets. Formerly self-released by the man himself were offering them   to the world at large. Each contains songs exclusive to the respective release as well as some that have, or may yet become Beets songs.   No CD, vinyl or digital release on here. Just tape to tape direct analog mastering." - Captured Tracks.
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Artist: WATERS, JUAN
Title: Wandering Wondering
Format: Cass
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"Hey Beets fans, two full-length cassette-only releases by Juan of The Beets. Formerly self-released by the man himself were offering them   to the world at large. Each contains songs exclusive to the respective release as well as some that have, or may yet become Beets songs.   No CD, vinyl or digital release on here. Just tape to tape direct analog mastering." - Captured Tracks.
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Artist: WAUTERS, JUAN
Title: N.A.P. North American Poetry
Format: LP
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"In 2000, Alberto Wauters left Uruguay to live in a basement in Queens. Two years later he called his son, Juan, to join him. Juan turned to music to take control of the loneliness of living in Jackson Heights. In his debut solo record, N.A.P. North American Poetry, Wauters dreams big; coming into his own as a singer. Building on his songwriting, popularized by The Beets, Juan presents introspective tracks, like Water and Sanity, and reflections on humans relationship with technology in songs like Breathing—which features Carmelle Safdie. This album is a selection of recordings made between the fall of 2010 and the summer of 2012 at Marlborough Farms. N.A.P. delivers a fresh sound and lyrical candor from one of Queens most idiosyncratic adoptive sons." - Captured Tracks.

Artist: WETDOG
Title: Frauhaus!
Format: LP
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"The UK-based band, composed of Billy Easter on bass, Sarah Datblygu on drums and Rivka Gillieron on vocals and guitar, excel in creating atmospheric, erratic sounds with a jaunty disregard for anything mundane . . . Wetdog count a variety of top notch influences on Frauhaus!, citing Micachu, Syd Barrett and Euros Childs, with legendary graphic novel illustrator Robert Crumb and 1979 cult British horror flick The Wicker Man also flagged, the latters flashing play between gentle pastoral and darker reveals most evident on the twittering bird song and thick, stop-start chords of Trees Fall. Though each of the albums fourteen songs has a disjointed style and rhythm of its own, they bob and weave into each other with a connecting sense of joyful weirdness, darkly irreverent rather than pretentious; menacing at times, but in a deliriously fun way. Fabulously uncompromising, its futile to attempt any generic labelling here; Wetdog delight in merging styles, setting keyboard and guitar melodies clashing gloriously against stubborn basslines, beginning songs in one manner only to change all the rules come the chorus. These helter-skelter tactics mean Frauhaus! has a kind of anarchic spontaneity to it, where the ground could shift at any moment. Its an exciting atmosphere that evokes the tumultuous ethos of The Slits, made even more potent by the darker, Halloween-style motifs of The Need, that cover the corners of their songs with spiderwebs and vampire fangs." - Captured Tracks.

Artist: WETDOG
Title: Lower Leg
Format: 7"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"Wetdog have a new 7" out called Lower Leg this week which is great. I immediately I get bits of The Slits and The Raincoats. Well this is far from cocks. Its great spiky pop music which sounds like its falling to bits but it somehow manages to stay in one piece relatively unscathed. Its a fantastic pop tune bursting with energy and Im already in my fifth spin... I will not leave this tune alone. Total single of the week if I ever heard one!!!" -Norman Records

Artist: WILD NOTHING
Title: Cloudbusting
Format: 7"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"Anyone who covers a Kate Bush song besides Running Up That Hill automatically gets S-Ms respect and attention, but when its one of her weirder, dreamier numbers and its somehow made even weirder and dreamier, well, those are the weeks we wish we had some kind of prize pack." -Rolling Stone.
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Artist: WILD NOTHING
Title: Gemini
Format: LP
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Wild Nothing, is the solo-project of Jack Tatum whose music is inspired by a longtime love affair with nostalgia. His debut full length album, Gemini, set to come out on Captured Tracks this spring, is full of dreamy, carefree synth-pop songs that linger with an inexplicable sense of regret. Prior to embarking on this recent solo-project Tatum sang and played guitar with the Abe Vigodaish tropical punk band Facepaint and the singer/songwriter project Jack and The Whale. In the summer of 2009 The Virginia tech-college student decided to embark on his first creative-solo project playing bass, guitar, synthesizer and drums while recording in his home-studio. He soon emerged with a unique brand of dreamy pop-songs influenced by bands like, My Bloody Valentine, Shop Assistants, Go-Betweens and Cocteau Twins. In 2009 he delivered a memorable cover of the Kate Bush song Cloudbusting, making it clear that Wild Nothing transcended the lo-fi pop-mold. On his debut album, Gemini, Tatums frail vocals come warped in an oozing neon haze. Carefully orchestrated synth-pop arrangements, trebly guitar riffs and tattered drum machines blend together to create an intriguing,texturally rich glo-pop album that could come only from the young at heart. Clear vinyl pressing." -Captured Tracks
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Artist: WILD NOTHING
Title: Gemini
Format: CD
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Wild Nothing, is the solo-project of Jack Tatum whose music is inspired by a longtime love affair with nostalgia. His debut full length album, Gemini, set to come out on Captured Tracks this spring, is full of dreamy, carefree synth-pop songs that linger with an inexplicable sense of regret. Prior to embarking on this recent solo-project Tatum sang and played guitar with the Abe Vigodaish tropical punk band Facepaint and the singer/songwriter project Jack and The Whale. In the summer of 2009 The Virginia tech-college student decided to embark on his first creative-solo project playing bass, guitar, synthesizer and drums while recording in his home-studio. He soon emerged with a unique brand of dreamy pop-songs influenced by bands like, My Bloody Valentine, Shop Assistants, Go-Betweens and Cocteau Twins. In 2009 he delivered a memorable cover of the Kate Bush song Cloudbusting, making it clear that Wild Nothing transcended the lo-fi pop-mold. On his debut album, Gemini, Tatums frail vocals come warped in an oozing neon haze. Carefully orchestrated synth-pop arrangements, trebly guitar riffs and tattered drum machines blend together to create an intriguing,texturally rich glo-pop album that could come only from the young at heart." -Captured Tracks

Artist: WILD NOTHING
Title: Golden Haze
Format: CD
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"Tracklist: 1. Golden Haze 2. Quiet Hours 3. Take Me In 4. Your Rabbit Feet 5. Asleep 6. Vultures Like Lovers." - Captured Tracks.

Artist: WILD NOTHING
Title: Golden Haze
Format: Cass
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"Tracklist: 1. Golden Haze 2. Quiet Hours 3. Take Me In 4. Your Rabbit Feet 5. Asleep 6. Vultures Like Lovers." - Captured Tracks.

Artist: WILD NOTHING
Title: Summer Holiday
Format: 7"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"Emotive and well-crafted hazey pop from a 21-year old Virginian named Jack Tatum. His penchant for wistful melodies and full, gorgeous arrangements show a talent thats not just another bedroom pop one-man band. Debut LP on Captured Tracks coming next year." - Captured Tracks.

Artist: WOODS
Title: s/t
Format: 7
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"WOODS are a real band. These are two of two of their best songs." - Captured Tracks.
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Artist: HUDSON, JEFF & JANE
Title: Flesh
Format: Double LP
Label: Captured Tracks/Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Dark Entries and Captured Tracks have teamed up to re-issue the debut album "Flesh" by Jeff & Jane Hudson expanded with an extra LP of singles and EP material. Jeff & Jane Hudson are a husband/wife duo from Boston who got their start in the art punk band The Rentals in 1977. The Rentals broke up in 1980 and Jeff & Jane relocated to Manhattan where they opened for Suicide and quickly signed with No Wave label Lust/Unlust. Their first single "No Clubs" was released in late 1980 and showcased a lo-fi avant garde all synthesizer band. The "World Trade EP came next in 1981, expanding their brand of post-nuclear electronic pop. The duo reached their pinnacle with 1982s seminal "Flesh," perhaps one of the United States biggest achievements in the entire "synth" movement of the era. The music was electro-pop employing early Roland synths and the TR-808 drum machine. Jeffs lyrics flirted with technology and politics, while Jane wrote about cultural and psychological situations. Completely self produced by the band, the record has since been oft-cited as a groundbreaking and pivotal LP of the post-punk era, whos original copies are now heavily coveted by collectors. Completing the discography is the "Special World" 7" released in 1983 before the band emigrated back to Boston and stopped recording and performing. This deluxe edition has been remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley directly from the original master tapes. Each double LP set comes in a gatefold sleeve with unreleased photos, original artwork and a lyrics sheet. The front cover is a photo by Mark Morrisoroe, downtown NY 80s punk and art photographer. This the first time since the original issue that "Flesh" is reappearing on vinyl format and the first wide-scale digital and CD release these recordings have yet to see." - Captured Tracks/Dark Entries.

Artist: BLOOD STEREO
Title: Hymn For The Crippled Mulatto
Format: CDR
Label: Carbon
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"10YR.Series.10 - the tenth (and final release) in the Carbon 10 year anniversary CDR series. 30+ minutes of a beast emerging from a swamp of static. or a seismic mic on the tail pipe of my brothers Harley. kicks ass! [Blood Stereo is Karen Constance and Dylan Nyoukis]" - Carbon.

Artist: CARTER, TOM/SHAWN MCMILLEN
Title: Colors For
Format: CDR
Label: Carbon
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"10YR.Series.07 - the seventh in the Carbon 10 year anniversary CDR series. a beautiful collection of drones, tones and guitar magic. All of what you would expect from Tom Carter (of the Charalambides) and Shawn McMillen (Ash Castles On the Ghost Coast, Iron Kite) and more!" - Carbon.

Artist: COFFEE
Title: Dik Mik Rabbitt Ear Antennae
Format: CDR
Label: Carbon
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"10YR.Series.06 - the sixth in the Carbon 10 year anniversary CDR series. almost a full hour of Coffee magic. consists of two live recordings from 1997 and 1998. includes the Coffee core of Dave Cross and Tim Poland, along with Brian Shafer (Nod), Phil Marshall, John Olsen (Wolf Eyes), Sticky Foster, Neil Campbell and Nuuj." - Carbon.
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Artist: D YELLOW SWANS & JIM ALTIERI
Title: Drowning
Format: CDR
Label: Carbon
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"28+min of swelling and dro(w)ning guitar, glitched up blips and beeps, and ghostly vocal fragments. another amazing installment from D Yellow Swans, with help, this time, from Jim Altieri. connecting, connecting, connecting, click............." - Carbon.

Artist: DOYLE, ARTHUR
Title: No More Crazy Women
Format: CDR
Label: Carbon
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"20 minutes of Arthur Doyles trademark vocalizations. recorded direct to cassette, this is a great vocal only recording from Arthur, to celebrate his recent mini-tour of the NorthEast US. [limited edition. packaging started as 3 4x4 paintings on 1/4" plywood. the pieces were then cut into 6"x6" boards that serve as the cover/carrier for the release.]" - Carbon.
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Artist: GATE/CARTER, TOM
Title: Split
Format: 7"
Label: Carbon
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"For those who dont know, Gate is Michael Morleys (of The Dead C) solo project. His side is a mesmerizing track, consisting of distortion washed guitar over a slap-back drum machine rhythm track, ending with a super... super, low end rumble. Tom Carter, of the Charalambides, contributes a guitar (?) layered masterpiece. I can only assume its guitar, but at times it sounds like synth/keyboard, or even bagpipes. Seemingly random patterns, all fall into place to create a beautiful, melodic, textural drone composition. [Packaged in a 2-color silkscreened Stumptown press fold-together kraft sleeve. Digital download coupon included. Random colored vinyl. Limited to 313 copies.]" -Carbon.

Artist: JOE N
Title: Oil Leaks And Cicadas
Format: Lathe Cut LP
Label: Carbon
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
Edition of 31. Recorded by Tom Carter, 2001.
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Artist: KAUFFMAN, NICOLAS & STEFAN NEVILLE
Title: Owl Low
Format: CDR
Label: Carbon
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"46+ minutes of acoustic guitar, bells, woodwinds, primitive percussion, patented PUMICE-style buzzing guitar, organ/keyboard, drone-vocals and more from Stefan Neville (aka PUMICE) and Nicolas Kauffman (part of FAMILY UNDERGROUND - Denmark) . recorded 2005 in a giant concrete room, this release is a fine companion to Stefan and Nicolas other recordings on various other labels such as Last Visible Dog, Soft Abuse, Audiobot, Chocolate Monk, QBICO, Into the Lunar Night). [packaged in hand-silkscreened cardboard cover in various colors]" - Carbon.

Artist: MAZZACANE CONNORS, LOREN
Title: Lullaby
Format: CDR
Label: Carbon
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Im not scared," (of the dark), I used to say to my mother. But I was. A lullaby is sung to a kid, in the dark. Another great soulful collection of guitar investigations. This releases captures both a childs phobia, as well as a mothers comforting tenderness. [limited edition of 100, each packaged in pale green paper sleeve with color photograph affixed to front. design help from cara dugan]." - Carbon.
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Artist: PENGO
Title: Alchemy and Bullshit
Format: Double CDR
Label: Carbon
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"a double CDR document of Pengos migration from a 3-piece out-spazz-noise group to 4-piece drone-psych-noise-rock group. recordings ranging from the 2001 Phi-Tour series, 2002 live and "studio" pieces (including a show with guests Dave Cross of Coffee, Ed Wilcox of Temple Bon Matin and Charles Leport of Hinkley/Finkbeiner/etc), thru pounding live 2003/2004 sets, much in the vein of current configuration. 2 black-bottom cdrs, glossy print insert, sealed in a 6"x8" silkscreened and spray painted chipboard mailer." - Carbon.
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Artist: REEG & TUNIS
Title: ....shhh... this is for Derek Bailey
Format: Lathe Cut 7"
Label: Carbon
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"recorded in the days and weeks after Derek Baileys death on xmas of 2005, the daughter/father duos of Ella and Joe Tunis and Ada and Chris Reeg, joined forces for this ultra-limited split lathe-cut release. Joe plays in Joe+N, Hilkka and used to be in Pengo. Chris plays in Blood and Bone Orchestra and Ian Downey is Famous. Together, they play in Crush the Junta, Entente Cordiale and Ada le O. the Tunis side is sparse acoustic guitar, vocals and running, while the Reeg side is overblown cymbals and keys. the duos also go together to create the covers. 3 seperate 2x4ft wood panels, painted, stamped, rubbed, scratched, sprayed, walked on, etc, and then cut into 7x7in squares. [7" lathe-cut. limited to 50 copies!!!!]" - Carbon.

Artist: V/A
Title: I Dont Think the Dirt Belongs to the Grass
Format: Triple CD
Label: Carbon
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"a year+ in the making, and originally slated for a 10YR celebration, this compilation is documentation of amazing people/artists ive worked with over the past, now, 12 years. it also started out as a double CD project, but with the growing list of people i wanted to involve, and the overwhelming volume of confirmations, i had to grow it to a triple CD (and even had to do some trimming to fit that format). the release is packaged in a standard-size DVD case, with a full-color cover, and holds the 3 CDs as well as a full-color card-stock insert. the dvd case is then housed in a natural-color cotton bag with single-color ink stamp art/logo. the sounds range from quiet ambient sounds, to meandering guitar work, to outsider rock, to full on noise, as well as a folk/pop track here and there. [limited edition of 500]" artists include: aaron rosenblum, andy gilmore,anla courtis, antony milton, asthmatic, autumn in halifax, blood and bone orchestra, blood stereo, carlos giffoni, carpentry, caustic solution, chad oliveiri, chris reeg,cock e.s.p., coffee,craig colorusso, crawlspace, crush the junta, the davenport family, dead machines, entente cordiale, foot and mouth disease, g55, gastric female reflex,heathen prayers, hilkka, hinkley, howard stelzer, irene moon, joe+n, john charlton, justice yeldman, keith fullerton whitman, lunt, mike shiflet, nancy garcia, neil campbell, pengo, phroq, pumice, rainbeaux, sindre bjerga, sindre bjerga / jan-m iversen, sq, taiwan deth, taurpis tula, the body, the north sea, thurston moore, and tinnitustimulus." - Carbon.

Artist: V/A
Title: Women Taken In Adultery
Format: CD
Label: Carbon
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"a great compilation of heaviness/drone/noise/out sounds co-released with Glasvocht (Belgium). features Random reflections (Belgium), Noxagt (Norway, band of guitar anti-hero Kjetil D Brandsdal), Loren Connors (USA, legendary artist known from projects with Jim O Rourke, Alan Licht, John Fahey and much more), Flies Inside The Sun (New Zealand, including Peter Stapleton of the label Metonymic) and Lovely Midget (New Zealand, releases on Corpus Hermeticum en Ecstatic Peace of Thurston Moore)." - Carbon.

Artist: SPACE DUST
Title: First To The Future
Format: LP
Label: Carburetor
Country: USA
Price: $12.00

Artist: STELZER, HOWARD & DAVID PAYNE
Title: Swelter
Format: 12"
Label: Cardinal
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Hotter than hell. Might melt your face off! Swelter is a mail collaboration with tapes passed back and forth between Cambridge, Massachusetts and Hamilton, Ontario fall 2009. Howard Stelzer is head of the awe inspiring Intransitive Recordings label and king of cassette composition. David Payne is best known as the pilot of the strange ship Fossils. Together they create a new dimension of cassette culture. Tapes at every speed and strange sewer swirls. Mastered by Kris Lapke at Hospital. Full color cover by Graham Lambkin (hand-pasted on white jackets). B&W insert by Steve Smith. 200 numbered copies." - Cardinal.

Artist: HILLS
Title: Live
Format: LP
Label: Cardinal Fuzz
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
"Cardinal Fuzz are proud to present from Gothenburg, Sweden, HILLS. Hills offer up two side long jams-each 15 minutes in length that channel the repetition of The Velvet Underground / Parson Sound, Terry Riley influenced meditations and add Ron Asheton atonal Fuzz. The spirit of Bo Anders Persson is kept alive and captured within the grooves of this wonderful vinyl. Hills got together to make music that focuses on the grooves, sounds and rhythms rather than classical songwriting structures. They are heavily dependent on improvisation, which creates a meditative space without rules. Hills give us two sides of ecstatic, ritualistic hyp-no-monotony. Originally a mega limited cassette only release, Hills have recorded a whole new side exclusively for Cardinal Fuzz. This is ahead of their upcoming release on Rocket Recordings." - Cardinal Fuzz. Edition of 400.
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Artist: ALIEN WHALE
Title: Alien Whale EP
Format: 10"
Label: Care In The Community
Country: UK
Price: $16.00
"Mottel, Langenus and Lesley, who between daytime jobs in Talibam, USAISAMONSTER and Necking possess a collective resume that cites past involvement with such luminaries as Thurston Moore, the Boredoms, Rhys Chatham and the Fluxus movement. "Astral Projections and Suicidal Thoughts" is a head-locking hypnotic trip that admirers of everything from Blue Cheer to Neu! will dig. "Space Boots Foots to Foots" provides another formidable speaker-splintering slab of big-bearded, heads-down, primordial beatnik-blistered rock-a-hula. "Anointus Venomous Atlanticus" is a hulking cosmic magic carpet ride rippled in kaleidoscopic hazes and succulently awash in the transcendental calm of arabesque mirages." - Care in the Community.

Artist: GARY WAR
Title: Zontag
Format: 7"
Label: Care In The Community
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"Gary War has produced a highly-considered body of work thats mostly been described as otherworldly, intergalactic, acid-drenched, warped, deranged, often apocalyptic but mostly dystopian, as music journalists try to decipher his original aesthetic. Arguably amongst his best work, this double A-side release of "Zontag" and "Dont Go Out" (Sacred Bones Records, 2009) demonstrates the continually-evolving and dense language of Wars damaged viewpoint, developed since his debut album New Raytheonport (SHDWPLY Records, 2008, reissued by Care In The Community, 2013)." -Care In The Community.

Artist: LARK
Title: Goodbye Man
Format: 7"
Label: Care In The Community
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"After the critical success of I Dont Go (CARE 106LP), which saw Lark front man and songwriter Karl Bielik go solo for a creative regression into a more unhinged psychological sound space than his full band debut ,Goodbye Man sees Bielik return with a beautifully succinct work of minimal coldwave." -Care In The Community.

Artist: MOORE, R. STEVIE
Title: Personal Appeal
Format: CD
Label: Care In The Community
Country: UK
Price: $20.00
"There cant be many who possess a back catalog containing more hidden gems and scarcely-touched-upon curios than R. Stevie Moore. Dubbed "The Grandfather of DIY" by some, its the only tag thats ever stuck for this prolific, chameleonic artist, whose cult status has grown over nearly half a century of music-making, and whose back catalog -- which numbers in the hundreds of releases -- has influenced everyone from Sonic Youths Thurston Moore to lo-fi pop king Ariel Pink. This wave of musical admiration from peers, both contemporary and new, has helped push this once most outsider of musicians towards the wider consciousness; the past two years have seen him appear on the cover of Wire, record a session for the BBC, tour Europe and tread festival stages -- the consequences of a most endearingly unfashionable artist suddenly finding himself in fashion. Personal Appeal both showcases why such acclaim is several decades overdue, but in its body of material it actually goes back to way before the magazine covers and rise to cult iconicity that Moore can now justly enjoy. These tracks have been taken from a period in between 1973 to 2001, an era during which he forged a deep connection -- for better or worse -- with New Jersey, after moving there from his native Nashville in 1978. The sheer volume of releases that have come out through Moores career perhaps explain the wider overload of thought that occupies this most frenetic of minds. As he was releasing music on a number of labels, including his uncles HP Music, he also put out swathes more on his own mail-order Cassette Club, which operated out of his NJ home. The cuts on Personal Appeal all derive from this vast, largely un-catalogued well of material that he was creating and self-producing alongside his more official output. The selection tells a story, not through comprehension, but through mood and representation. It veers through surf-rock, freak-folk, touches on bluegrass and country -- a nod to his formative years -- and sprawls outwards to include orchestral flourishes and broader rock sounds; Moores writing has always mixed humor with melancholic sincerity, as indicated on track-titles like "Why Cant I Write a Hit?" and "Pretend for a Second That You Are Very Intelligent." Personal Appeal is a series of snapshots and insights into the mind of a man for whom the only editor he had or could answer to during his NJ years was himself. Its a narrative applied to a mass of frequently brilliant full recordings, half-ideas and experiments, and a reflection on the ups and downs of an artist who continued to strive for his music even when hope of any wider recognition seemed lost." -Care In The Community.

Artist: MOORE, R. STEVIE
Title: Personal Appeal
Format: LP
Label: Care In The Community
Country: UK
Price: $28.00
"There cant be many who possess a back catalog containing more hidden gems and scarcely-touched-upon curios than R. Stevie Moore. Dubbed "The Grandfather of DIY" by some, its the only tag thats ever stuck for this prolific, chameleonic artist, whose cult status has grown over nearly half a century of music-making, and whose back catalog -- which numbers in the hundreds of releases -- has influenced everyone from Sonic Youths Thurston Moore to lo-fi pop king Ariel Pink. This wave of musical admiration from peers, both contemporary and new, has helped push this once most outsider of musicians towards the wider consciousness; the past two years have seen him appear on the cover of Wire, record a session for the BBC, tour Europe and tread festival stages -- the consequences of a most endearingly unfashionable artist suddenly finding himself in fashion. Personal Appeal both showcases why such acclaim is several decades overdue, but in its body of material it actually goes back to way before the magazine covers and rise to cult iconicity that Moore can now justly enjoy. These tracks have been taken from a period in between 1973 to 2001, an era during which he forged a deep connection -- for better or worse -- with New Jersey, after moving there from his native Nashville in 1978. The sheer volume of releases that have come out through Moores career perhaps explain the wider overload of thought that occupies this most frenetic of minds. As he was releasing music on a number of labels, including his uncles HP Music, he also put out swathes more on his own mail-order Cassette Club, which operated out of his NJ home. The cuts on Personal Appeal all derive from this vast, largely un-catalogued well of material that he was creating and self-producing alongside his more official output. The selection tells a story, not through comprehension, but through mood and representation. It veers through surf-rock, freak-folk, touches on bluegrass and country -- a nod to his formative years -- and sprawls outwards to include orchestral flourishes and broader rock sounds; Moores writing has always mixed humor with melancholic sincerity, as indicated on track-titles like "Why Cant I Write a Hit?" and "Pretend for a Second That You Are Very Intelligent." Personal Appeal is a series of snapshots and insights into the mind of a man for whom the only editor he had or could answer to during his NJ years was himself. Its a narrative applied to a mass of frequently brilliant full recordings, half-ideas and experiments, and a reflection on the ups and downs of an artist who continued to strive for his music even when hope of any wider recognition seemed lost." - Care In The Community

Artist: PHIZMIZ, ERGO
Title: Eleven Songs
Format: LP
Label: Care In The Community
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
"After the critical success of his 2010 debut album, Things to Do and Make, composer Ergo Phizmiz returned to a string of often award-winning commissions for radio (BBC 3 and 4 and German national radio) theater and opera before coming back full circle to the melodic three-minute popular song form. Earlier this year, over the space of a few weeks, and in typically prolific style, he refined and self-recorded a number of ideas that had been forming in his head while busy with other projects. Leaving behind the favorable comparisons to the 1960s Canterbury Sound or Vivian Stanshall of his debut and occupying less identifiable territory, the resulting Eleven Songs is a leaner, harder collection of songs that, as the title suggests, each stand in their own right. Although ostensibly the album consists of ten songs and an instrumental, Ergo considers "Space Dance," a Sun Ra tribute, in the manner of "Lieder ohne Worte," a song without words. With no default mode of music-making, but versed in so many, it would be fair to call Ergo a music conceptualist. But the purposeful construction of his writing and production methods are always in the service, rather than at the expense, of the pure joy of what makes a good song. Anyone who has seen Ergo perform will instantly recognize in these songs his natural theatricality, narrative drive, and a lack of pretension that allows music to be a shared experience. This is a highly addictive album that should echo the chorus of voices that acclaimed his first album with the lament that there arent more pop musicians like this." -Care In The Community.

Artist: PHIZMIZ, ERGO
Title: Its A Sin
Format: 7"
Label: Care In The Community
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"Limited edition single-sided 7" in a heavyweight colored card sleeve with gold foil design on front and illustration on back. On the 25th anniversary of the Pet Shop Boys release of Its a Sin, Ergo Phizmiz releases his fantastic baroque-skronk version. Composer, multi-instrumentalist, writer and broadcaster Ergo Phizmiz was described by Mojo as "like Vivian Stanshall, Syd Barrett, and Dali making merry" while he can count amongst his fans Michael Nyman and The Simpsons creator Matt Groening." -Care In The Community.

Artist: SORE EROS & KURT VILE
Title: Jamaica Plain
Format: 10"
Label: Care In The Community
Country: UK
Price: $16.00
"Kurt Vile and Robert Robinson were introduced to each other back in 2001 by a mutual friend, and by the following year they had begun recording these recently-unearthed and previously-unreleased tracks. Robinson is a past member of The Violators, has toured in Ariel Pinks band, but is best known for his own outfit, Sore Eros. The EPs title-track takes its name from Boston, Massachusetts, where it was recorded. This unhurried and meandering track, that opens with its simple finger-picked melody on acoustic guitar, is a melancholic evocation of a pastoral idyll enhanced by the solely analog production and harmonious use of a drum machine and Korg synth. "Serum" features Robinsons naïve vocal style, which cuts through Viles gloopy, laudanum-influenced remix treatment of the instrumentation. "Calling Out of Work" returns to the territory of "Jamaica Plain," albeit with a more abstract interior landscape." -Care In The Community.

Artist: HYPE WILLIAMS
Title: S/T
Format: 12"
Label: Carnivals
Country: UK
Price: $22.00
"The first full length record from Hype Williams. Through 35 minutes, Blunt and Copeland transmit their vision of a self contained plane, seamed by an index of long distance keyboard glaze, rent-a-car night coasters through to programmed and screwed constructs of songs, musical absurdities and free, lifted improv jams. Luckily, the majority of these descriptive translations probably fall short: At points it sounds rewardingly indescribable and yet as a full length statement, fully realised and formed. Embracing the crud and sheen of mainstream components and trading pound for pound with no-zone freedom. "All because the camels love Bubble Kush." Packaged in the starkly minimal and perfectly accompanying artwork of Ed Lehan. 300 copies." -Carnivals
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Artist: PART WILD HORSES MANE ON BOTH SIDES
Title: Low Fired Clay Escape
Format: LP
Label: Carnivals
Country: UK
Price: $20.00
"Part Wild Horses Mane on Both Sides is the duo of Kelly Jones and Pascal Nichols. Proclaiming a context far greater than the sum of their instruments, Low Fired Clay Escape is a remarkable record of visceral beauty, stark decay and translucence. One that inhales the smoke of martyrs and advances towards an unknown vocabulary, depicting barren worlds as lost as they are found. Limited to 530 copies and housed in the intricate work of Darren Adcock." - Carnivals

Artist: SCOTT, TOM JAMES
Title: Crystal
Format: LP
Label: Carnivals
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Electronic structures of space and density, dividing. "Skire" mimics the rhythms of the sea. Saccharine phrases sweep through "Lown," and dissonance looms. The dense and transparent title track elevates tones, and cyclical melody strengthens and fragments throughout, creating swathes of luminous texture that shift the focus to new harmonic patterns. A record of candid disorientation and ecstatic effect. Clear vinyl. Edition of 350." -

Artist: TOBRUK
Title: Ad Lib
Format: LP
Label: Cash Box
Country: Spain
Price: $28.00
"Tobruk was formed by some North American guys living in Brazil, and this wonderful album got released in 1972 on the Cash Box label (sometimes you can see the album named as if Cash Box were its title). Its a pretty good psychedelic album with an astounding, original sound based in fuzz, organ, psychedelic effects and an eerie atmosphere. Its completely sung in English as well. With remastered sound." -Cash Box

Artist: MOON POOL & DEAD BAND
Title: Patsy / Patsy (Jack Ruby Version)
Format: 7"
Label: Cass
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"Oh shit! What happens when a dude from the SIGHTS/SSM hooks up with one of the geniuses behind noise-mongers WOLF EYES? Old-school Detroit techno jams, plain and simple. This single is MP&DBs debut on vinyl and the dirty danceable vibe is undeniable. Analog synthesizers and sequencers to the max. This may be just the thing Electrifyin Mojo needs to hear to bring his ass out of retirement." -Cass.

Artist: TERRIBLE TWOS
Title: Crash the Circuit
Format: 7"
Label: Cass
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"Blistering blitzkrieg from Detroits proud punk pongers. With equal amounts of inspiration gleaned from the Screamers and Adderall, the TWOS like to keep it weird. These songs show the band at their peak and are easily among the best things theyve ever committed to wax. Guaranteed enough energy to turn you on and float your boat. As a side note, they are also the best band to ever send Cass an unsolicited demo. On randomly mixed colored vinyl!" -Cass.

Artist: TIMMYS ORGANISM
Title: Im A Nice Guy
Format: 7"
Label: Cass
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"I used to eat garbage / now I eat steak / I used to steal from the thrift store / now I donate." In a time when babies are seemingly born with mohawks and tattoos and everything fails to shock, how does one whos embodied the punk ethos for years survive? Easy...they become nice. In the decade weve known Tim Vulgar hes responsible for a large chunk of our favorite music. "Im a Nice Guy Now" is an all-out killer. Youre either already aboard this train or have been standing at the station for years, trying to figure out what in the hell is going on. Somber b-side shows the tender touch Timmy has. We predict tears...especially from the nice guys." -Cass
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Artist: BARBIERI, CATERINA
Title: Vertical
Format: Cass
Label: Cassauna
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
2016 repress. "Vertical is Caterina Barbieris debut album and it was composed for vocals and Buchla 200 modular synthesizer. Vertical takes a meditative approach to primary waveforms and the polyrhythm of harmonics, stretching the boundaries between drone, minimalism and techno in multichannel systems. This minimalistic focus arises from the polyrhythmic and stratigraphic potential of voltage-controlled sequencers. Synthesis, drone and immersive listening are three fundamental conditions to enhance an advanced auditory art, not based on extrinsic links but solely built on the experience of the spectrum, able to develop our very limited ability of perceiving the vertical domain of music, involving us in a holistic way. Caterina Barbieri (1990) is a composer and performer of electro-acoustic music. Mostly interested in modular synthesis, three-dimensional spatialization and psychoacoustic aural sculpture, her music arises from a meditative approach to primary waveforms and the polyrhythm of harmonics. She received a degree in classical guitar and electro-acoustic music at the conservatory of Bologna, Italy (plus an exchange program at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Sweden) with a thesis about time, space and spectrum in vertical music. Shes currently attending a Bachelor in Literature and shes active as an audiovisual artist, acousmatic composer and guitarist. Her work has been commissioned and performed in festivals and venues of experimental music." - Cassauna.

Artist: BARRIERE, THOMAS
Title: Primaire
Format: Cass
Label: Cassauna
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Thomas Barrières Primaire is nourished by various ethnical inspirations: Baluchistan, the Mediterranean, and Namibia, bent into a contemporary shape of experimentation and progressive rock. For this project, Thomas uses a double-neck guitar (six and twelve strings) with two outputs independently connected each to a tube amp. Each channel has its own volume and distortion and a switch on a guitar allows several combinations and musical effects; stereo, resonance, and ping-pong-effect. Barrière uses several objects: bows, EBows, radio-cassette Walkman, coin, chopstick, chime, prepared shoes, Moroccan oboe. There arent any loops or overdubs." - Cassauna.

Artist: BASANTA, ADAM
Title: A Room Listening to Itself
Format: Cass
Label: Cassauna
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Adam Basanta is a Montréal-based sound artist and experimental music composer. His sound installations investigate intersections between sound reproduction, consumer technologies, and the activity of listening. To create A Room Listening to Itself, the artist produced sound exclusively through amplification techniques that make audible the physical relationships between microphones and reclaimed speaker cones within a gallerys surrounding acoustic environment. In this work, eight iconic SM58 microphones and eight reclaimed speaker cones are dispersed throughout the gallery space, arranged in a manner that produces complex computer-controlled feedback and recursive amplification networks. Using these acoustic phenomena, the gallery space is turned into a giant resonator that amplifies acoustic space as a product of spatial relationships. Custom-built software algorithms constantly recalibrate the room to ever-changing acoustic situations, aiming for a sonic equilibrium that remains out of reach. The result is an ever-changing spatial composition encompassing ambient passages, resonant chords, and rhythmic activities -- created solely using feedback -- through which gallery visitors can navigate. Finally, a mention should be made that the album was recorded live at the Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM, in August 2015." - Cassauna.

Artist: BOCCARDI, ALBERTO
Title: Fingers
Format: Cass
Label: Cassauna
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Alberto Boccardis minimalist orchestral piece, titledFingers, is an electro-acoustic journey that has been innerved by the contribution of multiple instrumentalists. The result is a contrast between repetitive elements and hypnotic loops with electronic and acoustic layers moving to the surface before disappearing into the variable and floating element known as time. The material was recorded between Kazakhstan, Italy and Iceland, over a period of 8 months: from the field recording materials of the Kazakh winter to the feeble piano notes of the Greenhouse studio in Reykjavik." - Cassauna.

Artist: BOURSIER-MOUGENOT, CELESTE
Title: From Hear to Ear
Format: Cass
Label: Cassauna
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Céleste Boursier-Mougenot produces music in surprising and unexpected ways through large- scale acoustic environments. Boursier-Mougenots immersive sonic installation, From Here to Ear, introduces a flock of 70 brightly plumed zebra finches to a gallery-turned-aviary to live among iconic Gibson Les Paul and Thunderbird bass guitars. By turns ambient and melodic, a constantly changing soundscape emerges as the finches explore their environment, eating, nesting, and perching on the amplified instruments. Previously on view from January 18, 2014, through April 13, 2014, at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM), Salem, Massachusetts. Recorded by Tom Eaton and John Brien on May 23, 2014, at the PEM." - Cassauna.

Artist: BURRASTON, DAVID
Title: T.H. Cycle
Format: Cass
Label: Cassauna
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Ultra-minimal digital modular chaotics setup recorded direct to two-track. David Burraston (aka Dave Noyze aka Bryen Telko) is an artist/scientist involved in technology and electronic music/art since the late 1970s. Self-taught in the areas of music composition/technology, generative art, chaos, and complex systems, he is recognized as a leading practitioner/theorist in the field of generative music, producing both peer-reviewed publications and musical compositions. Burraston is a peer-reviewer for Leonardo Journal, Leonardo Music Journal, Computer Music Journal, and is on the editorial board of Leonardo Transactions. His PhD thesis developed and applied fundamental new concepts, arising out of generative music practice, to a key problem in complex systems. Burraston has been running his own independent analog/digital research music studio, Noyzelab, since 1981. He has performed music/video sets and created sound art installations around the world at a wide variety of events (e.g. Liquid Architecture, Electrofringe, Big Day Out, Floating Land Festival, Wired Open Day). He designs and builds his own synthesizer modules based on his theories of chaos and complex systems science. He has been featured in many music/art publications (from The Wire to RealTime Arts). He continues to release his own particular brand of field recordings, generative music, and noise experiments on a number of labels such as MIT Press, Alku, Cataclyst, Meds, Engraved Glass, Lo Editions, Taiga, Tochnit Aleph, Sevcom Edition, Beta Bodega Coalition, Creativity & Cognition Studios, and his own Noyzelab imprint. He has worked with many diverse collaborators and artists such as Aphex Twin, MIT Media Lab, William Barton, Alan Lamb, Chris Watson, Russell Haswell, Robin Fox, Chris Mann, Dave Phillips, and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. He is also part of the team that designs and builds Long Wire installations at The WIRED Lab." - Cassauna.

Artist: GIBSON, RANDY
Title: The First Pillar Appearing in Supernova
Format: Cass
Label: Cassauna
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"The two sides of The First Pillar Appearing in Supernova could be considered opposing explorations of the simplest section of my ongoing work, Apparitions of the Four Pillars. When approached by Cassauna to make this cassette, I knew I wanted to use the mechanism of the cassette to create the work. As with my previous work for cassette, Analog Apparitions (TTW 024CS) on The Tapeworm, the sound of the cassette is integral. Cassettes of individual vocal drones were recorded onto a Marantz PMD222. Using the volume and speed capabilities of the Marantz, I worked with a single line at a time to create a dense harmonic world from a simple intervallic source." --Randy Gibson; Randy Gibson is a composer and performer based in Brooklyn. He works with structure, evolutionary compositional models, and improvisation to create enveloping and ritualistic works in just intonation. By presenting his work with visual and ritualistic elements (incense, video, lighting), Gibson encourages the audience to embrace stillness and become absorbed in the sonic experience. Since 2003, Gibson has studied with seminal minimalist pioneer La Monte Young, which has brought great clarity and devotion to his work. Since 2005 he has studied raga singing in the Kirana tradition with La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela. Gibsons music has been presented around the world, including at festivals in Germany, Korea, and Mexico. His works have been commissioned by choreographers (2004-2005s Separate Haven commissioned by Kim Olson/Sweetedge), record labels (2010s Analog Apparitions commissioned by The Tapeworm), ensembles (2010-2012s Circular Trance... commissioned by Ekmeles Vocal Ensemble), and individual performers (2013s Nine Minutes for the Four Pillars in duet with The Paris Drones, recalling The Midwinter Starfield commissioned by Erik Carlson of ICE). In 2010, under a grant from the American Music Center, Gibson traveled to London to premiere The Third Analog Pillar. The performance was hailed by The Liminal as "a moment of pleasingly soporific and mind-emptying purity." His just intonation piano recording, Aqua Madora, was selected by Textura as one of the top 10 albums of 2011. Gibson is the artistic director of Avant Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to collaborative artistic endeavors, and, since 2010, he has curated the annual Avant Music Festival of composer-driven performances." -Cassauna.
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Artist: HAYWARD, ROBIN
Title: Rubble Master
Format: Cass
Label: Cassauna
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"The cassette showcases two contrasting explorations of the microtonal tuba. "Rubble Master" explores noise production, with the lips and tongue acting as noise generators that are filtered using half-valve techniques. "Underground Music" uses live electronics to simulate the movement of two related tunings moving in opposite directions, like trains through the abandoned underground station in which the piece was premiered. Program repeats on both sides." - Cassauna.

Artist: HOLTKAMP, KOEN
Title: Gong Solo
Format: Cass
Label: Cassauna
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Koen Holtkamp presents Gong Solo on Cassauna. Holtkamp on the release: "These pieces are the first part of a series devoted to exploring the gong, so I decided to begin with a very simple approach. Mallet is literally the first recording I made with the gong on the day I acquired it, so it represents my initial reaction to the instrument. Its the same basic tempo struck with a single mallet but varying intensity and position of the mallet on the gong to get a wider range of dynamics and sound. Sine uses a single low frequency sine wave, tuned to a resonant frequency of the gong. Other than fading out the sine wave coming from the speaker behind the gong at the very end, I didnt make any changes during the recording, so the minute fluctuations that happen during the piece are purely from the gong interacting with the bass tone." "Mallet" was recorded in 2015 and "Sine" was recorded in 2016." - Cassauna.

Artist: LANGE, ROBERTO CARLOS
Title: Cutups
Format: Cass
Label: Cassauna
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Cutups are a series of works by Roberto Carlos Lange (Helado Negro), created by processing audio recordings of orphaned sounds found on his hard drive. Roberto on Cutups: "Theres an idea of sound composting that happens on my hard drives, I have so many recordings of improvisations, performances and general noodling that it all comes together over time becoming some sort of nutrient for other work. All these pieces are from 2010-2016, they have a similarity in aesthetic and process." Roberto Carlos Lange was the recipient of the Joyce Award in 2015. Cover art by Kristi Sword. Sword is a visual artist that uses material from her daily work and transforms them with long-time staking process to produce forms alien to where it originated." - Cassauna.

Artist: OVERTONE ENSEMBLE
Title: Longitudes
Format: Cass
Label: Cassauna
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Longitudes is a live recording of the Overtone Ensemble performing live at the Liquid Architecture Festival. Edition of 100. Tim Catlin formed the Overtone Ensemble in 2012 in order to perform works using his self-made "Vibrissa" instruments. Each instrument consists of twelve vertically mounted aluminum rods that are longitudinally stroked by hand to produce ethereal "singing" tones. The long sustaining nature of the rods sound and microtonal tunings allow players a sonic palette of complex textures and harmonic complexity. Other instruments used include massed hand-bells, quarter-tone bells, e-bowed acoustic guitars, re-tuned glockenspiels, wineglasses and long wire instruments. The ensembles compositions utilize acoustic phenomena arising from microtonal tuning such as phasing, combination tones and sympathetic vibrations, as well the effects of room resonance. All sounds are acoustic in origin without effects or sound processing. The results are works of shimmering intensity and pulsating beauty. Recorded by Byron Scullin." - Cassauna.

Artist: PAUL, ASHLEY
Title: White Night
Format: Cass
Label: Cassauna
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"White Night is a contemplative new collection of pieces from Ashley Paul. Using prepared guitar, green box, voice and reeds; her unique style lies somewhere between song, space, and dissonance, leaving the listener haunted in its closure. This cassette was recorded over the course of a year in four cities; Brooklyn, Boston, London and Orlando. Features contributions on two tracks from artists Eli Keszler (percussion) and Greg Kelley (trumpet)." - Cassauna.

Artist: ROMANELLI, EMILIANO
Title: Tabulatura
Format: Cass
Label: Cassauna
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Tabulatura (2008) is an indeterminate composition for 16 prerecorded guitar parts and computer with custom software. It is conceived as a system to generate different electroacoustic patterns. This cassette documents seven pieces recorded live during four sessions at the 18th-century Palazzo Castagna in Città SantAngelo, Italy, between May and June 2015. The album was recorded on two-track, directly on hard drive, without DSP and overdubs. Emiliano Romanelli (b. 1979) is an Italian musician with a background in visual art. His works include sound installation, live performance, and composition; they are based on generative systems and the perceptual relationships between sound, light, and space. His work is published by Terziruolo (IT). He is a co-founder of the multimedia duo Tu m (1998-2011). Their compositions have been released by labels including LINE (US), Headz (Japan), and Dekorder (Germany), and their audio-visual works have been exhibited in various museums and galleries including the Castle of Rivoli (Turin), the Arnolfini (Bristol), and the Oboro (Montréal)." - Cassauna.

Artist: SERRIES, DIRK & STEVEN R. SMITH
Title: Hymnal
Format: Cass
Label: Cassauna
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Multi-instrumentalist Steven R. Smith and veteran experimentalist Dirk Serries team up for a collaborative album that is as familiar as it is different from their individual sonic endeavors. Made with electric guitars, Fender Rhodes, organs, and various types of bowed instruments, this album is about organic evolution. Each "mantra" is constructed from the directness of each instrument, meticulously layered against each other, creating the drone. Four long-form mantras; four harmonic themes that excel in their own beautiful organic progress over time." - Cassauna.

Artist: URBAN, MATTHIAS
Title: Dialoge____Gideons Disease
Format: Cass
Label: Cassauna
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Tape recorders, 78 rpm records, cymbals, floor tom, environmental recordings, contact microphones, hydrophones, magnetic sensors/cartridge, metasomatose, DSPm, etc. Additional sounds and photography by Simon Christoph Krenn. Dialoge____Gideons Disease was produced, mixed, and mastered by Matthias Urban. 2015." - Cassauna.

Artist: VASQUEZ, JUAN CARLOS
Title: Collages
Format: Cass
Label: Cassauna
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"The "Collages" are an acclaimed series of experiments conducted by sound artist and composer Juan Carlos Vasquez to prove the digital capabilities of tone expansion in a single acoustic instrument. The technique consists in recording original performances of several works by celebrated composers from the past (for solo instruments), and reinventing the audio files by deconstructing the pieces as a collage, using different and complex kinds of digital audio processes to create a post-modern electroacoustic version of the classical piece. As a result, the usual acoustic instrument timber is expanded into deep and rich atmospheres using the entire range of frequencies. The collages series are also a sonic application of British painter J.M.W. Turners technique of using layers of colors and textures to turn everyday landscapes into powerful and expressive oneiric fantasies. Past versions were possible thanks to commissions by the Westminster and Chelsea Hospital/Museum (UK) in partnership with Royal College of Music (UK), the Arts Council through the Wiltshire Museum (UK), Polish Artists in London "PAiL" (UK), the Hilltown New Music Festival (Ireland) and the FEast 2013." - Cassauna.

Artist: WATKINS, ZACHARY JAMES
Title: Moveable: Long Commutes Between Loved Ones/Music for Motors and Resonant Strings (Version 1)
Format: Cass
Label: Cassauna
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Moveable is scored for pianoforte in a unique just intonation/equal temperament hybrid tuning, and employs a new mechanical extension called the "Piano Monster" built by NYC artist Ranjit Bhatnagar, which uses 16 voltage-controlled motors with attached objects that resonate piano strings. Zachary James Watkins is a California-based sound artist who has earned degrees in composition from The Cornish School and Mills College. Zachary has received commissions from Cornish, The Microscores Project, The Beam Foundation, Somnubutone, the sfSoundGroup and the Seattle Chamber Players. His 2006 composition Suite for String Quartet was awarded the Paul Merritt Henry Prize for Composition and has been performed as part of the Second Annual New Music Marathon in Seattle, WA, the Labs 25th Anniversary Celebration and the Labor Sonor Series at Kule in Berlin, the latter of which is released by the London new music label Confront. Zachary has presented works in numerous festivals across the United States, Mexico, and Germany, including the 2011 Activating The Medium Festival, the 2010 SFEMF, the 2009 Klankunstfest, the second Biennial SJ01 Global Festival of Arts On The Edge and the 2006 International Computer Music Conference. In 2007, Zachary premiered a new multi-media work entitled Country Western as part of the Meridian Gallerys Composers in Performance Series that received grants from the AMC and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. An excerpt of this piece is published on a compilation album entitled The Harmonic Series alongside Duane Pitre, Pauline Oliveros, Ellen Fullman and Charles Curtis. Zachary received a Subito Grant to assist in the production of the evening-length composition. Moveable premiered on April 2nd 2010 by pianist Tiffany Lin at the Chapel Performance Space as part of the Wayward Music Series in Seattle, WA. His sound art work entitled Designed Obsolescence, "spoke as a metaphor for the breakdown of the dream of technology and the myth of our societys permanence," review by Susan Noyes Platt in the Summer 05 issue of ARTLIES. Zachary has held artist-in-residence at both the Espy Foundation and Djerassi." -Cassauna.

Artist: WONG, THERESA & SOREN KJAERGAARD
Title: Layered Events
Format: Cass
Label: Cassauna
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Søren Kjærgaard and Theresa Wong met along the sonic trade routes between Copenhagen and California, beginning their musical dialogue in 2011. Layered Events reflects a set of pieces constructed entirely of improvisations recorded upon improvisations in the studio; two players poised to each other and to themselves, traversing the breadth of their synchronistic encounters." - Cassauna.

Artist: B.U.G.
Title: Black Fire
Format: Cass
Label: Cast Exotic
Country: Canada
Price: $8.00
"Featured tighly edited unreleased recordings dating from 1996 to 1999. Classic Blown Out Noise Rock from Edmonton, (northwestern) Canada. Seriously fucked stuff. Sound sample on the web site. Features member of Staked Plain / former member of JOMF. Fans of Harry Pussy, early Chrome, Cromagnon, Black Flag, Brainbombs should dig. Breath the Fire!!!" -Cast Exotic
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Artist: JACKIE-O MOTHERFUCKER
Title: Europe 2002
Format: Double CD
Label: Cast Exotic
Country: Canada
Price: $19.00

Artist: WERREN, PHILIP
Title: Electronic Music 1968-1971
Format: Double CD
Label: Cast Exotic
Country: Canada
Price: $17.00
"Brand new CD reissue of an impossible to find early Canadian electronic 4xLP box by composer PHILLIP WERREN (only 100 copies where ever pressed of his early electronic work). Recorded at Simon Fraser University (Vancouver), McGill University (Montreal) and Radio Warzawa (Poland) between 1967 and 1971. The album has heavy elements of tape collage, Modular Synthesis, voice, and experimental thought. Some of the pieces where conceived by psychedelic and occult influences. Much of the record was done with a Buchla System 100, the first of their modular synthesizers. Original cover artwork was created by local Vancouver Artist JAS Felter."

Artist: V/A
Title: Cast Exotic Vol. 1 - Music For The Psyche-Eye
Format: CD
Label: Cast-Exotic
Country: Canada
Price: $12.00
New comp featuring Ashtray Navigations, Eyelickers, Metabolismus, Las Dirty Arcades, Outhern Acific+, Bushwick Trio , Brian Ruryk, Glands Of External Secretion, This Was Your House Until We Moved In, Terminal Waste Band, Tonalmotle, Kopfende and Staked Plain. Mastered By Scott Colburn at Gravelvoice in Seatttle, WA. Limited to 550."This compilation roams from modern psychedelia, sonic constructions and remnants of a no wave past." - Cast Exotic.

Artist: FRESH & ONLYS
Title: Debut
Format: LP
Label: Castle Face
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"The groups self-titled debut full-length album strikes a balance between the psych-fried blur of the California sun and an amp-crackling, four-chorded garage basher."-Chris Sabbath/SF Chronicle.

Artist: OH SEES, THEE
Title: Hounds of Foggy Notion
Format: LP + DVD
Label: Castle Face
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"A brilliant live performance collaboration between THEE OH SEES and video director BRIAN LEE HUGHES. Filmed and recorded, not on stages, but at a variety of hauntingly scenic sites in and around San Francisco. The LP features the audio recordings, the DVD features the performances along with dozens of stories, jokes and whatnots filmed during their four-day filming adventure." -Castle Face
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Artist: OH SEES, THEE /TY SEGALL
Title: Split
Format: 7"
Label: Castle Face
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"A new single split between two of San Franciscos hottest acts. THEE OHSEES deliver a  cover of TY SEGALLs "The Drag," followed by Segall, who offers his take on Thee Ohsees "Maria Stacks." Limited edition of 1,000 copies." - Castle Face.
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Artist: SPACE LADY, THE/BURNT ONES
Title: Split
Format: LP
Label: Castle Face
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Announcing a totally far-out split release from unexpected corners: fave Hoosier-via-SF tripper transplants Burnt Ones sweet-talked the one and only Space Lady into a sharing an album, and the results are magical. In her inimitable style The Space Lady sparkles through "Across the Universe," "Starman," a brand-new original called "The Next Right Thing" and an achingly elegaic "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." These beautiful tunes are wonderful additions to her lovely repertoire. For their half, Burnt Ones mellow down their sound, crafting a warm cocoon on two kaliedoscopic creepers, peaking just a little with a floweringly spaced-out version of the Space Ladys greatest hit, "Synthesize Me," and closing with another druggy lullaby. Its sweet and mellow ride through both sides and its out on Castle Face Records." - Castle Face.

Artist: WHITE FENCE
Title: Pink Gorilla
Format: 7"
Label: Castle Face
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
"A split release with TIM PRESLEYs own Birth Records, this sneaky preview includes "Pink Gorilla," a total blazer in steady rotation in his live sets and a standout from the upcoming LP Cyclops Reap (out April 9th, 2013), as well as exclusive B sides "Fragility" and "Cyclops Reap," both only available here." - Castle Face.

Artist: FAT AND THE MASTERS OF HAHA
Title: s/t
Format: CD
Label: Cat Dog Mouse
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"FAT and the Masters of Haha is a 73-minute release of FATs recording with the southern Moroccan Berber group Aouad Mia, master rebab player Rais Lahcen Benlamouden, and other Berber singers and percussionists. It was recorded in Agadir, Morocco, in 1991 after development during FATs numerous visits to Morocco over the previous three years. Aouad Mias music is improvised but extremely tight and crisp, and combined with FAT, the music ranges from ferocious looped attacks through complex melodic and rhythmic passages to extended trance-like grooves. This was FATs final recorded album, and is a rare marriage of noise, improv, and free jazz with the intensity and virtuosity of a traditional ethnic music group -- in this case Aouad Mia, Rais Lahcen Benlamouden, and the accompanying Berber musicians." - Cat Dog Mouse.

Artist: FAT AND THE MASTERS OF HAHA
Title: s/t
Format: Double LP
Label: Cat Dog Mouse
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
"FAT and the Masters of Haha is a 73-minute release of FATs recording with the southern Moroccan Berber group Aouad Mia, master rebab player Rais Lahcen Benlamouden, and other Berber singers and percussionists. It was recorded in Agadir, Morocco, in 1991 after development during FATs numerous visits to Morocco over the previous three years. Aouad Mias music is improvised but extremely tight and crisp, and combined with FAT, the music ranges from ferocious looped attacks through complex melodic and rhythmic passages to extended trance-like grooves. This was FATs final recorded album, and is a rare marriage of noise, improv, and free jazz with the intensity and virtuosity of a traditional ethnic music group -- in this case Aouad Mia, Rais Lahcen Benlamouden, and the accompanying Berber musicians." - Cat Dog Mouse.

Artist: METABOLISMUS 2
Title: Anthem Of The Moon
Format: LP
Label: Catatonic
Country: Germany
Price: $35.00
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Artist: ALVARIUS B & DYLAN NYOUKIS
Title: Sugar: The Other White Meat
Format: LP
Label: Catsup Plate
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Sugar: the Other White Meat brings together two of the central figures of underground sound-whatzit and general audio curiosities: Alvarius B (of Sun City Girls fame) and Dylan Nyoukis (one-half of the UKs Decaer Pinga/Prick Decay). Side A of the LP features each of the two in solo mode: Alvarius with five songs of varying length and Dylan with one twelve minute piece. The B side of the LP is a side-long collaborative track. Sugar was originally conceived by Harmony Korine to be a four-way split between Alvarius, Nyoukis, Will Oldham, and Absalom (Korines "White Metal" band). But Korine went MIA and Oldham hadnt heard of the project when Dylan asked him about it later. By this point, Alvarius and Dylan had already finished their respective contributions and, rather than scrap the project altogether, decided to create a collaborative piece to take up the missing second side of the LP. Dylan sent over source material, which Alvarius cut, spliced and mixed in with his own sound sources (including some drunken answering machine messages from Mr. Korine). So whats the listener to expect from this stew? Those familiar with Alvarius B will find much of his range represented in his five songs: quasi-ethnic ramblings, wordless vocal ramblings (w/the TV on in the background), Django-esque guitar runs, and the absolutely amazing and unclassifiable "DJ South Bitch," which is sort of all of the above. Dylans solo contribution continues in the vein of his Shield That Pierces the Earth album, with a simple banjo (?) underpinning that eventually gives way to subtle tape manipulation, musique concrete, and generally engaging, but head scratching sounds of all sorts. The collaborative piece runs the gamut over its 24+ minute duration: broken electronics, field recordings near a gas n sip (or some such), shortwave radio, actual songs (!), the aforementioned answering machine rant, ambient cafeteria noise, thunderstorms - you know, pretty much everything. Edition of 500 copies. Hand silkscreened sleeves with two-color silkscreened insert printed by the kind and able folks at Parallel Lines Press. Nude cover rounds out the deal." - Catsup Plate.
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Artist: ANIMAL COLLECTIVE
Title: Animal Crack Box
Format: 3LP box set
Label: Catsup Plate
Country: USA
Price: $92.00
***LIMIT ONE PER CUSTOMER***

"After almost three years of planning Catsup Plate is proud to announce the release of Animal Crack Box, a three LP collection of Animal Collective recordings spanning the years 2000 through 2003. These songs were recorded live, at practice sessions and in other non-studio environs and most have never been released in any form whatsoever. And those that have been release sound so markedly different that long-time fans will not be disappointed. Throughout their career, Animal Collective has existed at the crossroads of uncompromising experimentalism, classic song structure and ecstatic expressionism -- a crossroads that this set further underscores. The songs veer from the early percussion/feedback wailings to the Campfire Songs style acoustica to wall of sound forest children vocal chanting. The sonics are rough in places as these were originally recorded more for reference than for an actual release, but the power of the songs and the bands uncompromising intensity are apparent all the way through. Fans of the bands recent work may be surprised by the cacophony at times, but peel away the layers of sound and the essential compositional and performative brilliance is staring you in the face.

Each record jacket is silkscreened in four overprinted colors and housed in a super sturdy four overprinted color silkscreened outer slipcase held together by a two color silkscreened "obi" strip. This thing is a 12 x 12 brick. The recording selections were overseen by Animal Collective themselves, who poured over hundreds of hours of tapes to come up with this tracklisting. The Hieronymus-Bosch-meets-the-early-Looney-Tunes-work-of-Max-Fleischer illustrations were drawn by Jon Vermilyea and the whole package was art directed and designed by Rob Carmichael. This is a single edition of 1000 copies, with no digital or CD version planned." - Catsup Plate.

Tracklisting:

A1. Jimmy Raven
A2. Ahhh Good Country
A3. Iko Ovo

A1 and A2 recorded live to MiniDisc 18 September 2000 at the Cooler, NYC by Avey/Panda. A3 recorded live to MiniDisc fall 2000 at N. 4th Practice Space, Brooklyn by Avey/Panda.

B1. Pumpkin Gets a Snakebite
B2. Pumpkins Hallucination
B3. Pumpkins Funeral

B1 and B3 recorded live to MiniDisc February 2001 at N. 4th Practice Space, Brooklyn by Avey/Panda/Geologist. B2 recorded live to MiniDisc 25 February 2001 at Mercury Lounge, NYC by Avey/Panda/Geologist.

C1. Jungle Heat
C2. Hey Friend
C3. De Soto De Son

C1 and C2 recorded live to MiniDisc winter early 2001 at 67 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn by Avey/Panda. C3 recorded live to MiniDisc August 2000 at Mercury Lounge, NYC by Avey/Panda.

D1. Oh Sweet
D2. Young Prayer #2
D3. Do the Nurse

D1 partly recorded live to MiniDisc summer 2002 at N. 4th Practice Space, Brooklyn by Avey/Deakin and partly recorded live to MiniDisc 18 October 2002 at Warsaw, Brooklyn by Avey. D2 recorded live to MiniDisc fall 2002 at Bard College, NYC by Avey/Panda. D3 recorded live to MiniDisc 18 October 2002 at Warsaw, Brooklyn by Avey.

E1. Ice Cream Factory
E2. Hey Light
E3. Two Sails

E1 and E3 recorded live to MiniDisc March 2002 at Tonic, NYC by Avey/ Panda/Geologist/Deakin. E2 recorded live to MiniDisc winter early 2002 at N. 4th Practice Space, Brooklyn by Avey/Panda/Geologist/Deakin.

F1. Dont Believe the Pilot
F2. Who Could Win a Rabbit
F3. Mouth Wooed Her
F4. Covered in Frogs
F5. We Tigers

F1 and F2 recorded live to MiniDisc July 2003 at New World Brewery, Tampa, FL by Avey/Panda. F3 recorded live to MiniDisc June 2003 at a house party in Brooklyn by Avey/Panda. F4 recorded live to MiniDisc sometime and somewhere in 2003 (recording details are lost) by Avey/Panda. F5 recorded live to MiniDisc October 2003 at Concorde 2, Brighton, UK by Avey/Panda.

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Artist: AXOLOTL/THE SKATERS
Title: Split
Format: LP
Label: Catsup Plate
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Both Axolotl and The Skaters (the "The" is essential, by the way) have been smoking peoples brain stems around the bay area for some time, releasing the occasional audio document that, more often than not, disappears almost immediately upon release. After cobbling together a woefully incomplete selection of their musics--both as individual entities and, on occasion, as collaborators--we knew we needed to get more of both bands stuff out to the "masses." For this split LP release (not a collaboration, mind you) we present "Holon" by Axolotl and "Bodydoor Procession" by The Skaters. Though the band has been at times a two- and three-piece, on this record Axolotl is just Karl Bauer. "Holon" is a three part suite of some of the most beautiful crush and drone youre likely to hear. Specific instrumentation is tough to nail down, though most all of the Axolotl stuff is based on violin lines, which are twisted and warped using electronics and other effects. The result nods to folks like Tony Conrad and the Theater of Eternal Music, but also evokes some of the cascading liquid drone that underpinned the more progressive shoegaze acts of the early 90s, though freed from the twee song structure and launched into the stratosphere. "Holon pt2" is a particular favorite around here, wherein Axolotl manages to create a drone piece with real soul and emotional content to it, something that most contemporary experimental acts cant seem to muster. The Skaters are Spencer Clark and James Ferraro. Their "Bodydoor Procession" begins with a vaguely east-Asian vibe, an urgent distorted piano line and a wordless vocal line that alternately sounds like moaning, choking or a prayer in a heretofore discovered language. The Skaters have always been about building up their pieces with layers of sound and initial simplicity of "Bodydoor" soon grows and mutates, grounded by an insistent (and distorted) piano, with payer upon layer of vocal cries and moans, amongst other unidentified sound sources. By the time their side concludes, almost twenty minutes later, youve either been taken to a deeply meditative and psychedelic part of inner space or been subjected to the cries of the damned in hell, depending on your taste in these things. Edition of 500 copies in generic black LP jackets with metallic gold screenprinted art and DIY-style photocopied insert." - Catsup Plate.

Artist: BLACK DICE
Title: Chocolate Cherry
Format: 7"
Label: Catsup Plate
Country: USA
Price: $7.50
"Black Dices "Chocolate Cherry" seven inch comes hot on the heels of their album Repo (which is Catsup Plates favorite Black Dice record) and finds the band pushing themselves further "out" and paradoxically making some of the poppiest sounds to come from their camp in some time. If Repo was the sound of Black Dice making a funk record then "Chocolate Cherry" veers more towards soul, if you can believe that. The title track is all clipped ecstatic vocals and stuttering disco soul. "POP STD" pins a laconic guitar line and backmasked vocals onto a plodding drum line. And the record closes with the amazingly titled "Bob" which somehow merges insect like buzzing, an incessantly lazy rhythm and what this writer likes to think is a sitar drone (but probably isnt) into a piece of druggy brilliance. Silkscreened on heavy chipboard in four colors by the fine folks at VG Kids. Single edition of 500 copies only." - Catsup Plate.

Artist: BLACK DICE
Title: Lost Valley
Format: 12"
Label: Catsup Plate
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Black Dice formed during the spring of 1997 in Providence, Rhode Island, as a loud, chaotic mix of early-80s-inspired thrash and harsh noise experimentation. By the fall of 2001, the unorthodox instrumentation continued to evolve, and an emphasis on signal processing provided a broader range of sounds to work with. While volume and physical presence of sound remained crucial, melody and repetition became key elements that songs were composed upon. The shift in focus introduced a new gentle and tuneful quality to the intense, brash music. Currently, the music retains elements of noise and proto-industrial experimentation, while organically suggesting minimal, ambient electronic, and psychedelic ideas, as well as those of tropicalia and dub. Black Dice is now the organized presentation of improvised sound, assembled into deliberate structures based on visual concepts." - Tigerbeat6. 2002 release. Edition of 300 with unique stenciled spray paint designs on die-cut chipboard sleeves with a wrap-around info sticker.

Artist: BLACK DICE
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Catsup Plate
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"While still mining the post-hardcore territories staked out by such visionaries as Void and Harry Pussy, BLACK DICE have continued to incorporate more subtle influences on this release: bits and pieces can be heard that recall the percussive and experimental elements of Swell Maps, Cabaret Voltaire, even Can. And the lead-off track on the album [which is a prime example of the bands genius in listener manipulation] nods to Musique Concrete or the experimental recordings of the Climax Golden Twins. All of which sounds much more academic than the record is. Rest assured that this is still a BLACK DICE record: theres all sorts of rock, dissonance, general noise and all-around frenzy on this record. Its just that while theyre throwing all that heaviness at you, its clear that theres a lot more going on than mightve been originally apparent. And thats why BLACK DICE [both the band and this record] is going to be remembered in twenty years." - Catsup Plate. Out of print.
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Artist: CAMPFIRE SONGS
Title:
Format: CD
Label: Catsup Plate
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Recorded largely on a screened-in porch in rural Maryland, _Campfire Songs_ represents a significant change in sound and technique for the Animal Collective. Acoustic guitars have replaced the electronic effects of previous releases like _Danse Manatee_ and _Spirit Theyre Gone, Spirit Theyve Vanished_, captured live on three strategically placed mini-disc recorders (with field recordings added to two tracks at a later point). Though the sound is radically different from the digital processing and sound manipulation previously employed, the results are clearly of a piece with the percussive, almost incantatory feel of their earlier records. While these unorthodox recording conditions go against your traditional ideas of sound purity, the audible hum of the outdoors adds a real depth and presence impossible to achieve otherwise. At different points, one can hear the rush of wind, birdcalls, rain (?), and even an airplane passing overhead at one quiet moment. As the record/project name suggests, there is a comfortable warmth here; the palette of instruments and natural sounds are familiar and inviting. From there, the trio (3/4 of the Collective appears on this recording) knits together threads of guitar strum and pluck; chanted, nearly wistful vocalharmonies; and often a pulsing rhythm that seems like it might break apart at any moment, and sometimes does. The melodies are simple and repetitive, recalling the early work of the Third Ear Band, 70s German commune-music, and similar folk-psychedelic explorers. But these are all mere starting points: here, there is real insight into notions of "natural" sound, a retreat from technology and a return to traditional instrumentation, and conventional song structures broken down, drawn out, and reassembled. The resulting record is beautiful, heartfelt, mournful, and brimming with spontaneous energy." - Catsup Plate. This third edition comes in factory-made digipaks with a slightly different decal design.
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Artist: COPELAND, ERIC
Title: Al Anon
Format: LP
Label: Catsup Plate
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"_Al Anon_ concludes Eric Copelands two part album entitled _Alien In A Garbage Dump_. Where the first half offered a discombobulated collection of radio cross-signaling, here the alien finds its groove for a minute and tidies up the frequencies. There is still something outsiderish here, but with more of an effort to get inside, to play by the rules even? Or maybe the motivation is to sneak something subversive into the norms hideout? Since _Al Anon_ was recorded at the same time as two Black Dice albums, there are obvious parallels in the results; an uncompromised sonic landscape. But outside the group setting, Copeland has found places one can only find alone: small inner dialogues and isolated mind caves where an idea may only last a moment. He captures and tweaks these ideas into fragments of many memories; a déjà vu record déjà vu record. Funny characters drop in and out. Songs come and go. Al Anon proves to be a strangely curated time capsule of OUR time right NOW; music where birds beat-box with car-stereo subwoofers and the neighbors Espanol sings on top the Sabbath siren. With all this going on, Copeland sometimes disappears into the anonymity, playing a behind-the-scenes role, pushing cords and pulling buttons, laughing because the batteries are dying. Here the familiar becomes mysterious and the unknown feels normal and we can listen to this one all day trying to make those distinctions. Edition of 500 copies with jaw-droppingly amazing black and white collage artwork by Copeland, screenprinted by VG Kids." - Catsup Plate. Eric Copeland = 1/3 of BLACK DICE. New lower price, part of the Catsup Plate moving sale.

Artist: DOUBLE, THE
Title: Palm Fronds
Format: CD
Label: Catsup Plate
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"The Double that you hear on Palm Fronds is very different than what founding members David Greenhill and Jeff McLeod originally conceived. The band began as a guitar/drum math-rock-cum-outre-blues duo replete with intricate time signatures, multiple song sections, and an overall sense of angular complexity. After time, the two decided to focus on simplified musical structures and a more fleshed-out instrumentation and added two new members, Donald Beaman and Jacob Morris. But prior to recording what would be called Palm Fronds, Jeff hurt his hand⿿preventing him from drumming while it healed. Instead of postponing the recording, the band opted regroup and reconceive of the songs without the traditional drum kit. They experimented with drum machines and other electronic textures, learning as they went along. ⿿Mistakes⿝ that sounded good were left in (the band has a deep respect for Eno⿿s approach to music making a la Oblique Strategies, etc.) and discoveries used in one song influenced the sound palette in the others. The songs quickly took on a unique sound that was reminiscent of⿿but ultimately distinct from⿿the band⿿s live shows. Because of this, Palm Fronds is a compelling listen on a number of levels. The songs themselves could be described as singer-songwriter in scope; I hear echoes of mid-to-late period Smog and even ⿿Horse With No Name⿝-era America (especially on ⿿Standing on a Levee,⿝ though some folks disagree). But the production, drum machines, and general vibe have a wonderfully overmodulated digital crunch, plenty of echo, broken electronics and all sorts of whatsit thrown into the mix. Which is to say that all that songwriter stuff, when The Double finally let you hear it, owes a lot to a bunch of digital dub and experimental electronic types. But through all this Palm Fronds has an impeccable balance; the production never overwhelms or obscures the essential song. So with Palm Fronds you⿿ve got ear candy AND brain candy when you get right down to it⿿lucky you." - Catsup Plate.

Artist: FRENCH PADDLEBOAT
Title: Rome Loves Tan
Format: LP
Label: Catsup Plate
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Rome Loves Tan," though just now getting a vinyl release, was originally released in 1996 as a small-edition cassette on the esteemed Union Pole label. F.P. was never quite happy with some of the idiosyncrasies of the record, but later Paddleboat recordings and his work as one-half of Vote Robot commanded his attention and the songs were left as-is until now. This new version of Rome represents a more fully realized vision than the original tape did: F.P. tightened up and reworked the songs and loops. One song was replaced with a more fully realized piece ("Indication of Motion," track 3, side 2). In a sense, this version offers insight into both the earlier work of French Paddleboat, as well as what hes up to now. Edition of 300 copies in "paint-by-number" silkscreened jackets." - Catsup Plate.

Artist: JOYNER, SIMON & DENNIS CALLACI
Title: Stranger Blues
Format: One Sided LP
Label: Catsup Plate
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"Dennis Callaci and Simon Joyner are two of the foremost channelers of "the song." Simon is known for his solo recordings, with releases on Jagjaguwar, Truckstop, Shrimper, and Sing Eunuchs!, among others. Dennis plays in Refrigerator and was the sole voice behind the criminally underheard Paste. They are singer-songwriters in that they write songs and sing them, but that appellation dumbs down and sanitizes what they do. I think it is more accurate to say that both have a way of tapping into the stream of collective creativity that flows from God-knows-when through to the present and beyond. Their songs have a gravity to them, an old soul, as it were, that cannot be mistaken. There are a few stylistic precursors to their work -- precursors that have been well-documented previously -- but the songs they write and sing tap into something more ineffable, timeless, and grave. The Stranger Blues set comprises three of Simons songs and two by Dennis, all recorded live in the Callaci living room to what seems to be a single microphone. The nontraditional (or better: non-studio) setting adds a palpable sensation of space to the recordings -- by space I do not simply mean the warmth of the room tone, but actual space: backing vocals and spare piano or guitar lines arise in such a way that you are aware of the physical geography of the room. You can hear Simon singing along with Dennis from an actual distance away; his voice is (literally) distant and all the more forlorn. The guitar lines that Dennis adds to flesh-out Simons songs have the same eerie effect. This sense of space underscores two seemingly contradictory strengths about Stranger Blues. On one hand, these songs are beautifully lonely and spare, highlighted by the echoes and distance in the room. At the same time, it is clear that two songwriters who know and love the others work, who are very much working in tandem to build upon each others strengths. Single edition of 500 one-sided LPs. Silkscreened and hand assembled chipboard jackets in a "traditional" Catsup Plate brown butchers tape design scheme." - Catsup Plate.

Artist: LETTUCE PREY
Title: Atlatl
Format: LP
Label: Catsup Plate
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Edition of 300 copies. Chipboard covers silkscreened with a Sufi-inspired design. Block printed titles in blue paint." -Catsup Plate

Artist: MOUNTAINS
Title: Mountains, Mountains, Mountains
Format: LP
Label: Catsup Plate
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Mountains, the duo of Brendon Anderegg and Koen Holtkamp, have been making some of the most beautifully epic music of the past four years. The two blend acoustic instrumentation with field recordings, subtle electronics and live sampling to create something otherworldly. Youve probably heard a lot of people running acoustic instruments through their computers and are probably pretty bored with that whole concept at this point. The last thing Catsup Plate would foist on the world is another twee laptop-folk project. Mountains is an altogether different entity. The Wire magazine described their music as infinite sheets of grainy sound build and renew themselves to immensely pleasing effect, and that pretty much sums it up for us here at C Plate. Mountains Mountains Mountains, though it feels of a piece, is actually a compilation of sorts. The whole of side B (Millions Of Time and Hive) constitutes the entirety of a 3" CD-R the band put together for a month-long tour towards the end of 2005. And interestingly, The Whale Years, the albums first track, was improvised in a hotel room in southern Georgia on that same tour (if only all improvisations sounded so beautiful and composed!). Nest was recorded in NYC in late 2007. Those who are familiar with Mountains will notice a more muscular sound on Mountains Mountains Mountains. Much of The Whale Years is built around a phased guitar line that, through manipulation of an unknown sort, takes on an overwhelming celestial grandeur. Nest finds Mountains returning to a fingerpicked acoustic guitar line, but with a ringing urgency that eventually falls away as the side runs out. Millions Of Time is based on a motorik-style repeating sample, upon which the band hangs huge washes of guitar that recall something like the dissonant melodies of early 90s shoegaze or the recent work of Axolotl. And the album ends with Hive, which may be the most forceful piece they have recorded. The first two and a half minutes begin with a ringing cloud of layered guitar picking that dies away momentarily, at which point a howl of dissonance and guitar wail envelops the song, eventually pushing the piece to a monumental drone that is totally unexpected and amazing. Edition of 500 LP-only copies in two color silkscreened sleeves." -Catsup Plate
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Artist: NYOUKIS, DYLAN
Title: The Shield That Pierces the Earth
Format: LP
Label: Catsup Plate
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"The Shield That Pierces the Earth is the first solo LP from Dylan Nyoukis, the Scottish raconteur best known for his work in the prolific and somewhat controversial Prick Decay (a.k.a. Decaer Pinga). Im sure that Prick Decays very name has, in the past, led people to believe that their records contain some sonic equivalent of the contentious name: an abrasive mish-mash of horrendous screams, power electronics, guitars being chainsawed apart, or some similarly aggressive, but ultimately boring and pointless brand of noise. Thats a shame because their work owes much more to the weird and subtle minutiae of sound than any sort of "bombast"-the same goes for The Shield That Pierces the Earth. Dylan has described Shield as his "folk" record (theres some sort of pun to be made with Dylan and folk no doubt), probably because he is using more plucked guitar (cf. "Clays Festering Lungs") and less tape collage than his past recordings with Prick Decay. But theres very little in terms of structure or melody that might remind the listener of "folk" per se. If anything, the music that this bears the most resemblance to is that of Southeast Asia, though more in the way of the experimentation of the Sun City Girls or Climax Golden Twins than anything that might be termed "authentic." As Temp Webber puts it in the sleeve notes, this is more reminiscent of "folk music for insects" than anything else: mixed in with the guitar plucking and keyboard tones are alien clicks and squeaks and other audio detritus. At times it sounds like the music was recorded in some antiquated factory or by a mutant colony of ants or under some other set of conditions that might produce the organic weirdness contained in this record." - Catsup Plate.
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Artist: SMITH, STEVEN R.
Title: Crown of Marches
Format: CD
Label: Catsup Plate
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Steven R. Smith is best known for his participation in Thuja and Hala Strana as well as his contribution to many Jewelled Antler projects. In the spirit of Keiji Haino, Popol Vuh, Dead C, and Flying Saucer Attack, Crown of Marches takes the possibilities of the basement psychedelic guitar excursion and fashions something very new and inspiring - a piece alternately beautiful and overwhelming. Crown of Marches begins with a low rumble of feedback and speaker hum; a lazy Eastern melody pokes through the haze and establishes a strong contrast with the rumbling. This is the basis upon which the piece will expand and contract over the next 40 minutes. At times the feedback rumble drops away and relatively bright guitar lines come to the fore. At other times faint keyboard lines or bowed cymbals add texture and additional gravitas to the proceedings, only to be pushed away with the wail of distant guitars and more distortion - like the heaviest rock with the skeleton removed." - Catsup Plate.
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Artist: 6MAJIK9
Title: The Majik House
Format: Cass
Label: Cauliflower Dreams
Country: Belgium
Price: $9.00
"Australian icy psychedelia. universal earth tones and pulsating sound. because the stoners are winning. 7 tracks from the minds that brought you MYMWLY, BROTHERS OF THE OCCULT SISTERHOOD and TERRACID. xerox / full color cover, painted tapecase." -Cauliflower Dreams.

Artist: DEATH CHANTS
Title: Valley Of Light
Format: CDR
Label: Cauliflower Dreams
Country: Belgium
Price: $10.00
"this disc will send you to the moon and back. 2 loooong tracks that sing about the deepest river on earth, your mind." - Cauliflower Dreams.

Artist: FOSSILS
Title: Fly By Night
Format: Cass
Label: Cauliflower Dreams
Country: Belgium
Price: $9.00

Artist: MUDBOY/MUDBOY & ORPHAN FAIRYTALE
Title: Let It Be A Nightingale Then/ Whose Words Are My Words
Format: LP
Label: Cauliflower Dreams
Country: Belgium
Price: $19.00
"side A is MUDBOY solo atmosphere meditation. (with a little help from PUMICE on the first track). blurry HANS GRUSEL vibes mixed with early 80s sci-fi moods... its like watching VIDEODROME and feeling the gun (gung) crawling a way into your own hand... side B is MUDBOY together with Belgian 6 year old synthwizard ORPHAN FAIRYTALE. very deep meditation .... birds, wolves howl, beauty vocals and synthlayers, walking arm in arm into the dream of you. BO HANSSON checking things from the side... correct. heavy silkscreened collab cover! too many colors to mention. scratch and sniff paint!" - Cauliflower Dreams.
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Artist: REYNOLDS, BEN
Title: Basic Consciousness
Format: Cass
Label: Cauliflower Dreams
Country: Belgium
Price: $8.50
"Ben from ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS, UNCABINETED DUO, etc... a real circular psych dreamer. 4 songs of muddy water." - Cauliflower Dreams.

Artist: UTON
Title: Live In Death
Format: Cass
Label: Cauliflower Dreams
Country: Belgium
Price: $9.00
"UTON plays ballads for the new earth. covered under a blanket of tone colors and nature cones, this brain is transferring a total new spectrum of trance. including a super guest-appearance by BRIDGET HAYDEN. full color cover and insert, painted tapecase." - Cauliflower Dreams.

Artist: YAMASHIRUBE
Title: Akaki Yume No Naka
Format: Cass
Label: Cauliflower Dreams
Country: Belgium
Price: $9.00
"Tokyo damaged psych vibes from Hide Uchida, the brain behind the SUBJECTIVE SPIRIT SOUND imprint. nice acidloops and dusty downervibes. a truly trip in space that sometimes walks pretty closely next to the tape and electronic experimentspectrum of ANGUS MACLISE... YAMASHIRUBE will issue some players on the upcoming volume of the classic series TOKYO FLASHBACK on PSF. xerox cover, painted tapecase." - Cauliflower Dreams.

Artist: SHE
Title: Outta Reach
Format: LP
Label: Causeway
Country:
Price: $16.00
"She were an all-girl band from Sacramento, California, that operated between 1964 and 1971 and were led by sisters Nancy and Sally Ross. Unlike most acts ascribed to the "girls-with-guitars" genre, She was one hundred per cent authentic - they genuinely played their own instruments, sang and wrote their own striking but original material and copped one hell of a bad attitude that would put most self-proclaimed rebel boy bands to shame. Appealingly crude in their early incarnation as the Hairem, by their later years She was a force to be reckoned with. The group became a massively popular live attraction in northern California but unfortunately never made a commercial breakthrough, despite healthy airplay for their lone release on the Kent label, the classic Outta Reach. Far, far more than a mere novelty, musically and philosophically She were in a class of their own, with drop-dead good looks and such memorable tunes as Like A Snake, Piece Of You and Bad Girl. And indeed She were bad girls, getting thrown out of movie theatres and even the California State Capitol building for their disruptive behaviour and smart-ass punk attitude. Truly the female equivalent of the Stones." B Side features recordings as The Hairem. Limited..

Artist: L
Title: Holy Letters
Format: CD + 7"
Label: CCD
Country: Japan
Price: $30.00
"Holy Letters is a barely-circulated masterpiece of deeply felt self-expression. Recorded in 1989/1990 by Hiroyuki Usui, Holy Letters beautifully captures the spirit and substance of a half-dozen of the key sub-underground pillars of sound. Working with guitar, vocals, vibes, harmonium, bass, drums, cello, field recordings, digeridoo, and more, Usui-san blends delicate folk, psychedelia, and experimental sounds into a mostly subdued but undeniably glowing suite. The layered but careful instrumentation on tracks like the epic "Holy Letters" and "Troll" backs the alternately plain-spoken and crooning vocals perfectly. Odd touches like snatches of throat singing and bowed vibraphone leap out of the mix at just the right time. There are overt references to the blues (the first track is an oblique cover of "Cold Was The Ground") - but other than the occassional slide guitar touch, the connection is overwhelmingly in the timeless feeling and atmosphere. I can hardly think of anything else like "Holy Letters," but suffice to say if you like Richard Youngs, Popol Vuh, Six Organs of Admittance, Tim Buckley, acid-folk, japanese underground - anything like that - this is an essential purchase. Really, Im not doing it justice. Holy Letters was self-released by Hiro in 1993/1994 or so, primarily to be given away to friends. A handful of copies were sold via Tokyos Modern Music/PSF operation in Japan and by Forced Exposure in the US, but other than that, it disappeared completely. The copies we have are from Hiroyukis original numbered pressing. The CD is accompanied by a two song 7" and housed in a beautiful oversized color gatefold sleeve. Hiroyuki Usuis name pops up in several intriguing places in the apparently still underdocumented Japanese underground lexicon. While he now concentrates mostly on Digieridoo (and his profession of garden design), he once played drums in Fushitsusha (late 70s/early 80s), A-Musik (with the legendary vocalist Phew), Marble Sheep, and several other true-underground outfits." - Bill Kellum.
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Artist: CCMC
Title: Volume 3
Format: LP
Label: CCMC
Country: Canada
Price: $34.00
Limited reissue of CCMCs 1978 LP, originally on Music Gallery Editions. A bit tougher to score than other later original CCMC vinyl due to most copies 'disappearing' after New Music Distribution Services bankruptcy.

Sleeve Notes:
October Fourth 10/4/77 Three sections. 1: About 7.5 minutes with Nubo Kubota, alto saxophone; Michael Snow, trumpet with mutes; Case Sokol, piano; Allan Mattes, bass; Larry Dubin, drums. 2: ("sea travel") Peter Anson, guitar; with bass, drums, trumpet and alto. 3: Begins with (Snow, Kubota) marimbas and electric piano (Sokol) and hammered guitar, and then two pianos (Snow, acoustic), then Dubin on marimba with bass and ostinato piano (Snow). A fourth, lyrical section begins with Kubota on soprano saxophone, fades during a transition.
September Twentieth 9/20/77 Three sections. 1: Allan Mattes, clarinet and bowed base; Peter Anson, guitar; Larry Dubin, Casey Sokol, bottles and percussion. 2: Sokol, piano; Dubin, drums; Mattes, bass; Anson, guitar. 3: (Sokol) plucked piano and autoharp; Anson, guitar; Mattes, bass; Dubin, ABS pipe drums and percussion.
June Seventh 6/7/77 One movement of a very long piece. Casey Sokol, piano; Larry Dubin, drums; Allan Mattes, bass; Nubo Kubota, tenor saxophone; Michael Snow, trumpet.

Artist: CCMC
Title: 90
Format: Double Cass
Label: CCMC/Music Gallery Editions
Country: Canada
Price: $27.00
"These cassettes document a unique phase in CCMCs history. These recordings – recorded between October 1989 and October 1990 – feature original members Snow, Mattes and Kubota, joined by sound poet Paul Dutton and John Kamevaar (synthesizer, pre-recorded sounds). Dutton, who is still a member of CCMC today (a trio with John Oswald and Michael Snow), was once a member of Torontos legendary Schwitters inspired sound poetry quartet The Four Horseman. He joined CCMC in 1989, bringing a new dimension to the groups sound with his guttural grumblings and Mongoloid droning, leading them into weird outer-space ethnographic territory. This double cassette release is further evidence of how this radical Cabal of Canadian Music Creators always manage to sound peerless, orbiting a universe entirely their own." - Polyphasic Recordings.

Original copies of this 1990 self released double cassette (via MGE) stored for a couple decades in Michael Snows studio.

Artist: V/A
Title: The Groovy Sounds of 1970s Lebanon
Format: LP
Label: Cedarphon
Country: Lebanon
Price: $19.00
"Beirut, Lebanons beautiful capital city on the Eastern Mediterranean waterfront, was once hailed as "the Paris of the Middle East," until a brutal civil war began in 1975; the country was all but destroyed by the time the violence ended many years later. During the early 1970s, the center of the Middle Easts music industry was located in Beirut. Many great artists flourished in its nightclubs and recording studios as the city became the entertainment playground for the entire Arab world. Some of the greatest Arabic musicians and performers of the 20th century were either living there or frequently passing through -- legends like Fairuz, Sabah, Farid El Atrache, Omar Khorshid, Taroub, the Rahbani Brothers, and many others. This album, which features some of these legends along with others who are less well known, showcases the breadth of musical styles flourishing in Beirut. Arabic pop yeh yeh, Latin jazz, orchestral groove, folk rock melancholia, surf guitar, and a host of beguiling approximations on every genre of the time, yet all singular in their Arabic, cosmopolitan flair. These tracks represent a magnificent period when, for a brief number of years, Beirut was the place to be. Performers include the Bandali Family, Filmon Wehbi, Elias Rahbani, Ziad Rahbani, Taroub, Nabil Abdel Ali, Sabah, Mike Hegazi, and Georgette Sayegh." - Cedarphon.

Artist: DIAL
Title: 168K
Format: CD
Label: Cede
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"The third album from this experimental rock band comprised of former members of UT, GOD, FURIOUS PIGS, and EARDRUM. "A stuttering beast of guitar-driven post-no wave frenzy...rock music at its finest."-Bruce Russell (Corpus Hermeticum)
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Artist: LENS CLEANER TRIO
Title: CD + Lenscleaner
Format: LP
Label: Ceiling
Country: ARGENTINA
Price: $15.00
"This LP started out as a recording of an improvised by Jose Marchi (guitar), Marcelo Aguirre (drums). and C.D. (electronics). After which C.D. took the recordings disassembled them and constructed new sound shapes from the various pieces. C.D. calls the resultant sound "electro-acoustic rock". Early tracks on side A are faithful to the original recordings; strange polymorphous jams featuring nimble but muscular drumming, and a large vocabulary of guitar scrapes and molten distortion. But soon we start to hear the tracks fold into themselves, the sense of time and space distorting as if some powerful psychotropic drug is starting to kick in. Emerging from these folds in space, the listener enters new locations; guitars that echo like chimes through radio static into places both soothing and menacing, organic and manufactured- a deeply ambient space, yet jagged as broken glass." - The Ceiling.

Artist: SUN RA
Title: Strange Celestial Road
Format: LP
Label: Celestial
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
2015 repress. "The music on the record gives a strong indication of the willingness to experiment, the desire to take changes. You will hear young voices new to the test alongside the experience magnificence of Sun Ra and John Gillmore, the unsung tenor giant who has earned the praises of John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins, and if that isnt peer group recognition of the highest sort, I dont know what is. Theres plenty of safe records all around you. But if youre interested in being safe, safe from cosmic tones for mental therapy, then what are you doing reading this? If youre reading this then youve already begun your journey anyway." - Keith Spring.

Artist: JEMH CIRCS
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Cellule 75
Country: Germany
Price: $21.00
“Cellule 75 is a new label set up by Black To Comms Marc Richter to release Black To Comm related music and a few select retrospective issues. The first release is the debut LP by Richters somewhat arcane Jemh Circs alias, primarily working with voice samples culled from YouTube videos of modern-day pop music and the odd avant-garde curiosity, crafting seemingly simple loops and samples into minimal yet haunting songs, tunes, miniatures. Compared to his previous outings, Jemh Circles is a more digital and artificial sounding affair (even when working with the human voice) while still retaining the spectral melodic quality he is known for. Since 2003, Marc Richter has released eight full-length albums under the Black To Comm alias, including 2009s critically acclaimed Alphabet 1968 (TYPE 053CD) on Type Records and 2011s vinyl-only collaboration with the late visual artist Mike Kelley, Coldplay, Elvis & John Cage, on the En/Of label. His soundtrack for the film Earth by Singapore artist Ho Tzu Nyen came out on De Stijl in March 2012. A massive self-titled double album released in December 2014 marked his return to Type Recordings (TYPE 120LP). In November 2014, Richters first multi-channel piece was premiered in the 47-speaker Kubus Hall at ZKM Karlsruhe. In 2015, he received a commission from INA-GRM to compose a new multi-channel piece for the acousmonium premiered in Paris in January 2016 alongside new works by François Bayle andRobert Hampson. Richter composed the soundtrack for Jan van Hasselts 2016 film Der Weiße Elefant. Edition of 300.” - Cellule 75.

Artist: SCHMIDT, IRMIN & BRUNO SPOERRI
Title: Toy Planet
Format: LP
Label: Celluloid
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Exact repro of this 1981 collaboration between Cans Irmin Schmidt and Swiss jazz and electronics pioneer Bruno Spoerri." - Celluloid.

Artist: CAR COMMERCIALS
Title: Judys Dust
Format: LP
Label: Cenotaph
Country: UK
Price: $20.00
"Judys Dust is the debut full-length LP by Car Commercials of New Brunswick, New Jersey. Here, the duo of David Sutton (Friends and Family, Current Amnesia, Ladderwoe) and Daniel DiMaggio (HOME BLITZ) expand on the rock/mumble strategies from the self-released Jar 7�?� (Leaf Leaf, 2006) and a couple cassettes kicked around the New Jersey underpasses. Contains twelve songs of missing spaces, too much Center Ice, drums and wires, varispeed recording techniques, and facing backwards �?? all from the other side of the E Street. Limited to 300 copies." - Cenotaph. 2008 release.

Artist: EYES & ARMS OF SMOKE
Title: A Religion of Broken Bones
Format: LP
Label: Cenotaph Audio
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"The landscape of Central Kentucky is dotted with fields, trees and gently rolling hills, watched over by a bright sky. At night, under a thin moon, ghosts emerge from shadowy corners to work the land, pushing fingers into the soil among the roots and stems. In the earliest hours, the patterns of morning light dance with shadow, creating a network of intersecting dark spaces. Eyes and Arms of Smoke, from Nicholasville, Kentucky, conjure music from these hidden places -- music that is delicate and otherworldly. The quartet is comprised of Trevor Tremaine, Ellen Mollé, Sara OKeefe and Robert Beatty playing acoustic guitar, viola, clarinet and synthesizer/percussion, respectively. These instruments are not approached conventionally; eccentric arrangements and oddball tonality paint this music with thunder. The generally quiet temperament emphasizes tension in the compositions -- these songs are hymns to the onset of dusk. Attractive silk- screened artwork on heavy cardstock sleeve. Limited to 500 copies." - Cenotaph Audio.

Artist: EAR TO THE PAGE
Title: Ear To The Page
Format: Catalogue
Label: Center For Book Arts
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"Ear to the Page explores the interaction between recordings and books, using three categories: sound works thatreflect the structure and aesthetic of books; packages that thematically entail a book as well as a CD or vinyl record; and books that have a sound component or somehow serve to transcribe or document ideas that previously existed, or potentially can exist, as sound. Artists/Musicians included in the exhibition are: Vito Acconci, Juan Arkotxa & Leslie Mackenzie, Bernard Baschet & Francois Baschet, Cathy Berberian & Eugenio Carmi, George Brecht, Inge Bruggeman & Hank Lazer, Jose Luis Castillejo, Jon Gibson, Kenneth Goldsmith, Grace Jones, Jennie C. Jones, Allan Kaprow, Dan Lander & Micah Lexier, Christian Marclay, Marshall McLuhan with Jerome Agel, Quentin Fiore, & John Simon, Michalis Pichler, Steve Roden, Allen Ruppersberg, Tate Shaw & Andrew Sallee, Masumi Shibata, Michael Snow, Jan van der Marck/Art by Telephone, and Dennis Yuen & Morry Galonoy." -Center for Book Arts. Printed LP jacket containing large fold-out poster with information on the exhibition, overviews of various LPs, etc, written and curated by James Hoff (Primary Informaton) and Alan Licht.

Artist: LOPEZ, RICK
Title: The William Parker Sessionography
Format: Book
Label: Centering
Country: USA
Price: $53.00
"Excerpt from the Introduction by Ed Hazell: Compiling a sessionography of the seemingly inexhaustible William Parker calls for a relentless and thorough researcher. Rarely has a musicians career been so conscientiously documented. Rick Lopez William Parker Sessionography can take its place among the great discographical classics such as Walter C. Allens bio-discography of Fletcher Henderson, Hendersonia and The Coltrane Reference by Lewis Porter, Chris DeVito, David Wild, Yasuhiro Fujioka, and Wolf Schmaler. Like those other encyclopedic compilations of names, locations, dates, and commentary, this one tells a story of an artist and an era as compelling as any novel and more detailed than any biography could aspire to be. Much like the music itself, this book is an act of devotion, not just to facts but to shared ideals and a shared love of beauty. it was done because it needed to be done. This is a vast microcosm of one jazz musician that reveals the macrocosm of jazz during the period of time covered -- an extensive history of jazz through the work schedule of one profound jazz musician and his affiliations with elemental participants in the history of that time and as importantly ever more, this time. 15 years in the making. Astonishing, profound, worthy of high honors in the field of research and any all positive adjectives that can be bestowed on such a mighty creation. Just having this book in ones hands feels like holding a sacrament. And, its beautifully printed -- front & back covers in through each of the 480 pages within. An essential reference work for now and all futures. This is a fully annotated (and generously illustrated) record of practically every time that William Parker has ever played a gig / recording session, with all and every ensemble, as band member or leader, from 1972 clear through to Vision Festival June 2014. Did I use the word "astonishing" already? This is an 8.5"x11" format, 482-page book, with 370+ illustrations, weighing in at over 3 pounds, and was private-press published in an edition of 500 copies." - Centering.
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Artist: CHAINSAW
Title: #12
Format: Mag/Flexi-Disc
Label: Chainsaw
Country: UK
Price: $15.00
Original copies of this 1981 fanzine. Includes a flexi-disc with Instant Automatons, Tronics and Dancing Did.
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Artist: MELTED MEN
Title: The Sheets Are Soaked
Format: LP
Label: Champaign Audio
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
Out of print LP from 97. Silkscreened jackets.
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Artist: SESKIND, SCOTT
Title: Chance
Format: Cass
Label: Chance
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"..impressively captivating and moving collection of four-tracked bedroom folk of the highest order, with an out-of-time vibe that didnt really snyc with its 1984 recording date. Definitely on the loner-ish end of the folk spectrum, with some aspects of the album harkening back to Skip Spences iconic Oar, while other moments revealed the urgency of the 80s lo-fi revolution. But most importantly, the songs were just really, really great and managed to remain haunting long past their leaving." - Michael Klausman (regarding his self titled debut LP). Original sealed copies of his 1991 private cassette, the only release after the 1985 LP, which is somewhat "known" amongst folk/psych/private collectors (and mentioned in Acid Archives despite the later date). These recordings arent quite as desolate and a bit more "lo-fi" than the LP, but still a very worthwhile listen..
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Artist: PRAN NATH, PANDIT
Title: Earth Groove: The Voice Of Cosmic India
Format: LP
Label: Change
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Gray-area reissue of the first Western LP release from Indian vocalist Pandit Pran Nath. Originally issued on the Douglas label in the U.S., in 1968. Classic, late 60s performance by the master of Indian vocal music. Two sidelong pieces grace this record. A morning raga and an evening raga. Vocals with sitar and tabla accompaniment. Not easy listening by any means, but rewarding in the end." -Change
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Artist: KOTSEN
Title: Attack of the Savage Horde
Format: One-Sided LP
Label: Chaos Punk
Country: Europe
Price: $27.00
Reissue of the amazing 1985 demo by Urs Sprenger (formerly of HELLHAMMER - booted due to his ineptitude, which is saying something..). Released under the guise of an Icelandic hardcore band, it comes out sounding like a mind-bending mongrelization of DRUNKS WITH GUNS, THE SHAGGS and THE BLUE HUMANS.. or something. Includes a WHITEHOUSE-ish cover of "Get Back". Edition of 200 in metallic ink silkscreened jackets with glossy insert.

"Unbridled chaos-punk from deep Zwitserland. Køtsen was forming around the time Urs Sprenger aka Steve “Savage Damage” Warrior was ejected from Hellhammer in 1983 for his punk taste and wild, a-music style. While that band went on to the death metal mainstream to become Celtic Frost, Steve-Urs was forging a new, unique frontier of the hardcore underground, disguised of an unreal band of Ijslandic punks called Køtsen (meaning “Puke”). Inspired by Terveet Kädet, Discharge, &c, as well as the heavily slowed NWOBHM singles by Venom &c that were a huge influence on the early Hellhammer, Køtsen fit no scene with its extreme, bursting sound, stretching the intense energy of the hardcore of the time and the aberrant inclinations of the most extreme metal to a realm outside of those or any categories. Sodom admired the radical sound of the Køtsen demos, and Celtic Frost recycled one song of this tape for their first album, released the same year. “Attack of the Savage Horde” was the second Køtsen demotape, from 1985. Wave after wave of explosion. Energy foaming at the mouth. Beyond punk, way." - Chaos Punk.

Artist: BUSHWALKING
Title: No Enter
Format: LP
Label: Chapter
Country: Australia
Price: $18.00
"LP version with download code. Melbourne/Sydney trio Bushwalking release their second album No Enter on Chapter Music. The band comprises Nisa Venerosa of Chapter Music artists Fabulous Diamonds, alongside Ela Stiles of Sydney band Songs, and Karl Scullin of Kes Band. Bushwalking were formed in 2011 when Stiles was planning to record a solo album and enlisted friends Venerosa and Scullin to back her up. Quickly they realized what they were creating went beyond the solo-artist-plus-backing-band archetype, and decided to form an entirely new band. The result was the eerie hypnotic rock of 2012 debut album First Time, which matched Venerosa and Stiles psychic harmonies with Scullins piercing guitar tones. The album was released on vinyl via U.S. label Army of Bad Luck, run by then-Deerhunter bassist Josh Fauver. Despite the lack of a local release, First Time became a Triple R album of the week and made many end of year best-of polls. The band were also featured on influential international music sites such as the Fader and Quietus. Bushwalking return in 2013 with No Enter, a bigger, harder record than the debut. The bands almost medieval edges are now diamond-sharp, with Venerosa and Stiles voices inextricably entwined, singing disarmingly direct lyrics over pounding, tom-heavy drums and screaming guitar histrionics." -Chapter.

Artist: BUSHWALKING
Title: No Enter
Format: CD
Label: Chapter
Country: Australia
Price: $16.00
"Melbourne/Sydney trio Bushwalking release their second album No Enter on Chapter Music. The band comprises Nisa Venerosa of Chapter Music artists Fabulous Diamonds, alongside Ela Stiles of Sydney band Songs, and Karl Scullin of Kes Band. Bushwalking were formed in 2011 when Stiles was planning to record a solo album and enlisted friends Venerosa and Scullin to back her up. Quickly they realized what they were creating went beyond the solo-artist-plus-backing-band archetype, and decided to form an entirely new band. The result was the eerie hypnotic rock of 2012 debut album First Time, which matched Venerosa and Stiles psychic harmonies with Scullins piercing guitar tones. The album was released on vinyl via U.S. label Army of Bad Luck, run by then-Deerhunter bassist Josh Fauver. Despite the lack of a local release, First Time became a Triple R album of the week and made many end of year best-of polls. The band were also featured on influential international music sites such as the Fader and Quietus. Bushwalking return in 2013 with No Enter, a bigger, harder record than the debut. The bands almost medieval edges are now diamond-sharp, with Venerosa and Stiles voices inextricably entwined, singing disarmingly direct lyrics over pounding, tom-heavy drums and screaming guitar histrionics." -Chapter.

Artist: DANNY & THE PARKINS SISTERS
Title: S/T
Format: CD
Label: Chapter
Country: Australia
Price: $16.00
"Chapter Music is proud to resurrect from undeserved obscurity the scratchy beatnik art-punk stylings of early-80s San Francisco trio Danny & The Parkins Sisters. Surrounded by the classic SF punk sounds of the Dead Kennedys, Pink Section, Flipper and the like, Danny & the Parkins Sisters opted instead to head in a very different direction. Brash Arizona transplant Danny Vinik and chic, alluring sisters Debra and Beverly Parkins strummed on detuned guitars, banged on whatever was close at hand, and declaimed hilarious, incisive lyrics dissecting the scenes and tribes around them in visceral early-80s San Francisco. Their high-performance shows played out in legendary venues such as the Sound Of Music and Club Generic, with guests including Dead Kennedys drummer DH Peligro. In 1982, the band released an 8-song mini-album on the Modern Masters label, run by Richard Kelly of the cabaret collective Club Foot Orchestra. It included the all-time shoulda-beena classic, "War (Is On Your Doorstep)," a pounding, tribal punk-chant that sums up all the paranoia and posturing of the post-punk era. By 1983, the band were over, with Danny heading to South America and the Parkins sisters to New York, but their brief SF moment shone with a peculiar, musically naive but still knowing charm. Fans of angular post-punk luminaries like the Bush Tetras, The Raincoats or Y Pants will love this CD, which comes filled with bonus demo, live and rehearsal recordings." -Chapter

Artist: FABULOUS DIAMONDS
Title: Fabulous Diamonds II
Format: CD
Label: Chapter
Country: Australia
Price: $16.00
"This is the second album by Melbourne duo Fabulous Diamonds. This odd duo makes overtly hypnotic music, full of lulling, sensual repetition, but theres also an edge of irritation, an undercurrent of friction that cuts through the drone and propels the songs forward. Fabulous Diamonds II begins with drummer/vocalist Nisa Venerosa yelling at keyboardist Jarrod Zlatic, as he counts in the first track, but they still start together in perfect unison. Its this combination of tension and intuitive understanding that makes Fabulous Diamonds so special. They have been playing and arguing together for more than five years now, and their musical bond has grown deeper and more expansive since their 2008 self-titled debut. That album made it into revered UK mag The Wires top albums of the year, and got glowing reviews from the likes of Pitchfork and The Fader. But this new record is still a remarkable development. Of its five untitled tracks, two extend well past the ten-minute mark, sustaining a kind of grumpy intensity that never lags. The album was recorded with budding producer Mikey Young of Eddy Current Suppression Ring, and was mastered by Quas Cornel Wilczek. Like their first album, it will be released on vinyl by venerable U.S. label Siltbreeze. Fabulous Diamonds toured the U.S. in 2008 with Times New Viking and Psychedelic Horseshit, playing 26 dates in one month. In 2009, they were invited to perform at Belgiums Kraak Festival alongside Wavves, Kurt Vile and others. They also played in the UK, Holland, France, Switzerland, Portugal and Sweden on their 2009 European tour. In Australia, the band have played with Deerhunter, Yeasayer, Akron Family, Beach House, and many more." -Chapter

Artist: PRIMITIVE CALCULATORS
Title: The World Is Fucked
Format: LP
Label: Chapter
Country: Australia
Price: $18.00
"With download code. Thirty-five years after they first crawled out of dark, suburban Springvale to spew their synth-punk filth over Melbourne and beyond, Primitive Calculators have made their first-ever studio album, aptly entitled The World Is Fucked. Stuart Grant, Denise Hilton, Dave Light, and Frank Lovece formed Primitive Calculators in 1978. They existed in bitter antipathy and vile hedonism in St. Kilda and Fitzroy until 1980, reformed briefly to appear in the 1986 film Dogs in Space (starring INXS Michael Hutchence), and then reconvened more permanently in 2009, at the invitation of the Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds-curated All Tomorrows Parties festival at Mount Buller. Their original releases, classic synth-punk single I Cant Stop It/Do That Dance in 1979 and a posthumous live album from 1982, are now Holy Grails for collector scum around the world. French label Desire Records reissued both records in limited vinyl editions. Despite their vicious reputation, Primitive Calculators actually nurtured a thriving community of impromptu bands around them, now renowned worldwide as the "Little Bands" scene, including groups like Thrush And The C**ts, Too Fat To Fit Through The Door, and the incredible Take. Recorded with Neil Thomason (My Disco, The Slits) and mastered by David Walker (Lost Animal, Pikelet, Twerps, etc.), The World Is Fucked pulls no punches across its nine one-word songs. The sound is a kind of shimmering ball of white noise and malice, a floating miasma filled with all the bile most people never let emerge from their subconscious. The album also includes their version of a song they have been playing since the late 70s, "Nothing" by New York outsiders The Fugs. Thirty-five years later, bleaker, harsher and more desperately hilarious than ever, Primitive Calculators present The World Is Fucked -- the ultimate aural statement of aging, despair, and futility." -Chapter.

Artist: TULLY
Title: Live At Sydney Town Hall, 1969-70
Format: CD
Label: Chapter
Country: Australia
Price: $16.00
"Chapter Music presents two rare live recordings from quintessential Sydney prog group Tully, including their 1970 performance of Australias first-ever rock opera. These recordings capture the band in their first incarnation, before they joined forces with members of revered folk-psych band Extradition to explore more contemplative territory. Formed in late 1968, Tully The First were wild, expansive and unpredictable, their live shows now the stuff of legend. Terry Wilson (vocals), Richard Lockwood (reeds), Michael Carlos (organ), John Blake (bass) and Robert Taylor (drums) employed extended improvisation, spacious dynamics and an intuitive intensity, so impressing Australian jazz icon John Sangster that he called them "the best band in the world at the time." In mid 69, Tully became the house band for love-rock musical Hair, recording the original cast album later that year. They also starred in a six-part live-in-studio series Fusions, which premiered on ABC TV in August 1969. "Sights & Sounds Of 69," from a May show of the same name, is the only live Tully recording to have survived the intervening four decades, and documents a typically far-ranging, mind-expanding performance. Ken Firth (later of the Ferrets) replaced John Blake on bass in December 1969. Perhaps Australias greatest living composer, Peter Sculthorpe wrote "Love 200" specifically with Tully and vocalist Jeannie Lewis in mind. The work, commemorating Captain Cooks expedition to map the Transit Of Venus in 1769, was dismissed by the stuffy classical establishment at the time, but Sculthorpe now calls it simply "one of my best works." Heard here for the first time since the early 70s, "Love 200" is an astounding piece, both elegant and jarring, serene and chaotic. After Tullys 1970 self-titled debut, Wilson and Taylor left the band, which then assimilated Extraditions Shayna Stewart and Colin Campbell before releasing two more albums, Sea Of Joy (1971) and Loving Is Hard (1972), both markedly different from their fiery and often thunderous early form. Live At Sydney Town Hall, 1969-70 is a fascinating insight into the early work of one of Australias most heralded, but least-heard bands." -Chapter

Artist: BLOOM & LOREN CONNORS, KATH
Title: Sing The Children Over/Sand In My Shoe
Format: Double CD
Label: Chapter Music
Country: Australia
Price: $18.00
"Originally released by Chapter Music in 2008, this is the first of two double disc reissues by extraordinary early-80s folk duo Kath Bloom and Loren Connors. Meeting in 1976 in their hometown of New Haven, CT, Bloom and Connors formed a creative partnership that has haunted psych-folk fans ever since, releasing six albums of fragile, avant-garde folk-blues in miniscule quantities, all of which now change hands for huge sums. At first, Kath would act out monologues while Loren played his free-form guitar, extrapolated from Mississippi Delta and Chicago blues. But while Loren worked on his now-legendary nine-volume series Unaccompanied Acoustic Guitar Improvisations, he and Kaths performances gradually became more song-based. Kath began practicing guitar among the headstones of New Havens Grove Street cemetery, while Lorens idiosyncratic style had been developing since the 1960s. By the early 80s, after self-releasing two limited-edition live albums, the duo were playing occasionally outside of New Haven, and soon Boston independent label Ambiguous Records approached them to record their first studio effort. Acclaimed jazz critic and music historian Nat Hentoff wrote sensitive, insightful liner notes and Sing The Children Over emerged in 1982 and Sand In My Shoe in 1983. The albums mixed traditional folk and blues songs with Kaths originals, revealing Kath to be an accomplished and moving songwriter. It also set up the dynamic template that she and Loren would follow over their remaining recordings -- Kaths fragile voice and subdued finger-picked guitar set against Lorens playing: abstract, skittering, sometimes atonal but always intuitively supportive. Together the duo created a sound almost impossibly emotional and haunting, one unlike anything created before or since. By 1984, however, Kath was married with a young son, and Connors himself was entering a new relationship, so the duo found themselves drifting apart. And now, after almost 25 years, these original recordings are again available to be soaked up, marveled at and relished. Completely remastered, and containing extensive liner notes, original photos and artwork, and a treasure trove of bonus tracks." -Chapter

Artist: BLOOM, KATH
Title: Finally
Format: CD
Label: Chapter Music
Country: Australia
Price: $15.00
"Kath Bloom is a fifty year old American legend of folk, country, blues and avant-garde music, but very few people have ever heard of her. She has been making records since the late 70s, and has had her music featured in the movie Before Sunrise by Richard Linklater (starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy), but since 1984 has released no new material of her own bar a few self-distributed cassettes and CD-Rs. The daughter of world-renowned oboist Robert Bloom, Kath was born and raised in New Haven, Connecticut, where she trained as a cellist. However, she soon gave away formal musical education for the acoustic guitar, which she taught herself over long afternoons spent among the tombstones of her local cemetery. After a brief romance and musical collaboration with journeyman songwriter Bruce Neumann, she met avant-garde guitarist Loren Mazzacane Connors in 1976, teaming up with him for a series of now highly sought-after recordings of traditional blues and folk songs and Blooms originals. Some records were released in editions of as few as fifty, most no more than 200 copies, until the duo released their swansong Moonlight in 1984. While Connors astounding solo work from that time has been compiled into a four CD set by Sonic Youths Thurston Moore, Bloom and Mazzacanes duo recordings still languish in un-re-released obscurity, except for a single CD compilation that is now almost as hard to find as the original LPs. Although Chapter Music, unfortunately, cannot help in that regard, it can present a compilation of Kath Blooms heartbreaking, lovelorn and remarkably beautiful songs recorded since the early 90s, when after a period of child-rearing, family life and daily financial struggle, Kath began to return to the studio. These are songs recorded on the fly in friends lounge rooms or cut-rate studios, but they reveal a mother-of-three songwriter as accomplished and affecting as any of her more hallowed colleagues such as Lucinda Williams, Gillian Welch or Hazel Dickens. In the mid-nineties US director Richard Linklater stumbled across her music and used the song Come Here in Before Sunrise, but despite an initial flurry of interest, little came of the exposure and Kath soon returned to domestic obscurity. Ten years later, perhaps Kath Blooms moment has finally come, and one of the best singer/ songwriters of the last 25 years will be accorded some long-overdue recognition." - Chapter Music.

Artist: BLOOM, KATH
Title: Pass Through Here
Format: LP
Label: Chapter Music
Country: Australia
Price: $18.00
"Pass Through Here is the first album from Connecticut folk icon Kath Bloom since 2010s Thin Thin Line, which was released on Mark Kozeleks Caldo Verde Records. Since she began performing in the late 1970s, Bloom has become renowned for her 80s private press recordings with avant-garde guitarist Loren Connors, particularly her signature tune "Come Here," which was featured in Richard Linklaters film Before Sunrise (1995), and has come to be revered around the world for her devastatingly emotional songwriting. Devendra Banhart called her "one of the most beautiful singers ever," and Stephen M. Deusner, reviewing 2010s Thin Thin Line for Pitchfork, wrote, "she can snap a heart like a twig." Chapter Music brought Blooms work to a renewed audience with the solo compilation Finally in 2005 and the studio album Terror (CH 061CD) in 2008, as well as reissues of four of her six albums with Connors as double CD sets (CH 063CD, CH 065CD). Then in 2009, Chapter released the celebrated tribute album Loving Takes This Course, featuring covers of Blooms work by the likes of Banhart, Kozelek, Bill Callahan, and Josephine Foster. For Pass Through Here, Bloom travelled far from her Connecticut home to record in California with a coterie of freewheeling west coast folk rock types, including engineer Jeff Hassay and fellow performer Levi Strom. Its a distinctive new sound for Bloom, uplifted by floating synthesizers and disembodied choruses, while retaining the direct simplicity and power for which she is loved. Bloom faces turbulence head-on in "Criminal Side," while "Let the Music Come" condenses her 60-something years of music-making into two incredibly affecting minutes. "Bubble Bath" is Kath at her most idiosyncratic and touching, while "Shirt Off Song" is an anthem to the wayward men in her life. Recorded in just a few takes, her vocals are raw and honest, but the overall impression is as masterful as it is ramshackle. For Kath Bloom, music has never been about finesse, but always about feeling. Pass Through Here is emotional, uplifting, haunting, and heartwarming songwriting from a master of the craft." - Chapter Music.

Artist: BLOOM, KATH
Title: Pass Through Here
Format: CD
Label: Chapter Music
Country: Australia
Price: $16.00
"Pass Through Here is the first album from Connecticut folk icon Kath Bloom since 2010s Thin Thin Line, which was released on Mark Kozeleks Caldo Verde Records. Since she began performing in the late 1970s, Bloom has become renowned for her 80s private press recordings with avant-garde guitarist Loren Connors, particularly her signature tune "Come Here," which was featured in Richard Linklaters film Before Sunrise (1995), and has come to be revered around the world for her devastatingly emotional songwriting. Devendra Banhart called her "one of the most beautiful singers ever," and Stephen M. Deusner, reviewing Thin Thin Line for Pitchfork, wrote, "she can snap a heart like a twig." Chapter Music brought Blooms work to a renewed audience with the solo compilation Finally in 2005 and the studio album Terror (CH 061CD) in 2008, as well as reissues of four of her six albums with Connors as double CD sets (CH 063CD, CH 065CD). Then, in 2009, Chapter released the celebrated tribute album Loving Takes This Course, featuring covers of Blooms work by the likes of Kozelek, Banhart, Bill Callahan, and Josephine Foster. For Pass Through Here, Bloom travelled far from her Connecticut home to record in California with a coterie of freewheeling west coast folk rock types, including engineer Jeff Hassay and fellow performer Levi Strom. Its a distinctive new sound for Bloom, uplifted by floating synthesizers and disembodied choruses, while retaining the direct simplicity and power for which she is loved. Bloom faces turbulence head-on in "Criminal Side," while "Let the Music Come" condenses her 60-something years of music-making into two incredibly affecting minutes. "Bubble Bath" is Bloom at her most idiosyncratic and touching, while "Shirt Off Song" is an anthem to the wayward men in her life. Recorded in just a few takes, her vocals are raw and honest, but the overall impression is as masterful as it is ramshackle. For Kath Bloom, music has never been about finesse, but always about feeling. Pass Through Here is emotional, uplifting, haunting, and heartwarming songwriting from a master of the craft." - Chapter Music.

Artist: CANNANES, THE
Title: A Love Affair With Nature
Format: Picture Disc LP
Label: Chapter Music
Country: Australia
Price: $18.00
"Chapter Music present a reissue of A Love Affair With Nature, the 1989 second album by Australian DIY icons, The Cannanes. This reissue comes as a picture disc with new liner notes, an extensive PDF booklet and a full 13 digital bonus tracks from early singles and unreleased sessions. First formed in Sydney in the mid 80s, The Cannanes are one of the most celebrated underground bands of the Antipodes, with a book, a documentary and even a pair of limited edition Converse sneakers devoted to them. Over their 30 year career they have amassed 11 albums and innumerable singles on labels all around the world. They have toured the US, UK, Mexico, Japan and Europe repeatedly. A Love Affair With Nature holds a special place in The Cannaness canon. After a series of early lineup shuffles, the band condensed into their classic core trio - drummer David Nichols, guitarist Stephen ONeil and heartbreaking vocalist Fran Gibson. Each contributes songs that veer between insightful and absurd, conveying a 20-something inner-city existence that feels simultaneously fleeting and universal. Initially self-released on colored vinyl by the band, Love Affair was subsequently licensed by Chicago label Feel Good All Over, with a CD version a few years later on another classic Chicago imprint, Ajax Records. The Cannanes began touring the US and UK regularly, becoming one of Kurt Cobains favorite bands (as mentioned in his diaries) and had further releases on quintessentially 90s labels such as K Records, Harriet and Little Teddy. Chapter released a split single in 1996 and their album Living The Dream in 2000, before signing back on for 2013s Howling At All Hours (CH 103CD/LP), their first album in more than a decade. Out of print and unavailable since the mid 90s, A Love Affair With Nature is the idiosyncratic Australian classic you always knew you would love, but had never been able to track down." - Chapter Music.

Artist: COOLIES
Title: Master
Format: CD
Label: Chapter Music
Country: Australia
Price: $16.00
"In the beginning, there was South Aucklands own Coolies, three teenage school chums Tina, Sjionel and Melissa, playing the kind of racket that might have caused Johnny Rotten himself to spin in his grave, had he actually been dead (might as well have been). Back then in the mid/late-90s, the Coolies punk/rocknroll/was inspired, it must be pointed out, by nobody... nobody at all. Nonetheless, their signature was a sweet and swinging rah-rah sound (a rah-Ramones/rah-Ronettes car-crash). That, and a burning teenage desire to actually burn things down. The trio recorded a 10-song tape on a ghetto blaster... the tapes circulated Aucklands oh-so-hip & scenester K Road and the Coolies built up a cult following amongst the crowd who were, er, not their peers at all. For a while, the band played support to virtually every decent touring band to come thru AK, and a bunch of terrible ones who deserve their fate languishing in obscurity. Eventually they got it together to release a self titled 7, with timeless fucking hits "Madonnas The Bomb," "Yr So 1960s," "Go! Hot Metal" and "Pimpmobile." Also around the turn of the century, Kill Rock Stars put a Coolies song on the Fields And Streams compilation which, at the time, was a big deal. So, not for the last time, the Coolies seized defeat from the jaws of victory and Melissa split. The Coolies either took the first of many breaks or just couldnt be fucked carrying on. In 2004-ish, Tina & Sjionel recruited Fiona to "man" the drums -- a real life drum machine. The Coolies ripped up the plans and returned with a fresh new sound for a new-era/new/no/wave -- Sjionel switched it up with synths and samples, Tina stuck with basic blitzkrieg guitar & blah blah lyrics. With a new buzz, the Coolies set off to take on the world. Like lightning, they released a self-titled album (produced by nobody), and toured NZ, Australia + America with a bunch of bands (Erase Errata/Ariel Pink/Bobbyteens/Wives/Mika Miko/Weird War/Coachwhips/Deerhoof). Later, the trio put out a tour EP, Bless The Babies And The Mothers, which was well received in the SF region. They decided to recruit legend mate and drummer Stefan (of Pumice un-fame), and their first show was at Sjionels house with Calvin Johnson. This reinvigorated line-up was the perfect scenario band-wise... new/old attitude to music/underground noise staple/post-punk/oioioi like a Shangri-Las and Crass tea party. Master is a collection of Coolies at their finest -- raw, lo-fi, annoying, brilliant, monumental, and totally necessary. An accumulation of material recorded and mixed by Stefan Neville reel-to-reel at random places around Auckland....mastered by Rachel Shearer (Lovely Midget) and loved by all." - Chapter.

Artist: COOLIES
Title: Master
Format: LP
Label: Chapter Music
Country: Australia
Price: $18.00
"In the beginning, there was South Aucklands own Coolies, three teenage school chums Tina, Sjionel and Melissa, playing the kind of racket that might have caused Johnny Rotten himself to spin in his grave, had he actually been dead (might as well have been). Back then in the mid/late-90s, the Coolies punk/rocknroll/was inspired, it must be pointed out, by nobody... nobody at all. Nonetheless, their signature was a sweet and swinging rah-rah sound (a rah-Ramones/rah-Ronettes car-crash). That, and a burning teenage desire to actually burn things down. The trio recorded a 10-song tape on a ghetto blaster... the tapes circulated Aucklands oh-so-hip & scenester K Road and the Coolies built up a cult following amongst the crowd who were, er, not their peers at all. For a while, the band played support to virtually every decent touring band to come thru AK, and a bunch of terrible ones who deserve their fate languishing in obscurity. Eventually they got it together to release a self titled 7, with timeless fucking hits "Madonnas The Bomb," "Yr So 1960s," "Go! Hot Metal" and "Pimpmobile." Also around the turn of the century, Kill Rock Stars put a Coolies song on the Fields And Streams compilation which, at the time, was a big deal. So, not for the last time, the Coolies seized defeat from the jaws of victory and Melissa split. The Coolies either took the first of many breaks or just couldnt be fucked carrying on. In 2004-ish, Tina & Sjionel recruited Fiona to "man" the drums -- a real life drum machine. The Coolies ripped up the plans and returned with a fresh new sound for a new-era/new/no/wave -- Sjionel switched it up with synths and samples, Tina stuck with basic blitzkrieg guitar & blah blah lyrics. With a new buzz, the Coolies set off to take on the world. Like lightning, they released a self-titled album (produced by nobody), and toured NZ, Australia + America with a bunch of bands (Erase Errata/Ariel Pink/Bobbyteens/Wives/Mika Miko/Weird War/Coachwhips/Deerhoof). Later, the trio put out a tour EP, Bless The Babies And The Mothers, which was well received in the SF region. They decided to recruit legend mate and drummer Stefan (of Pumice un-fame), and their first show was at Sjionels house with Calvin Johnson. This reinvigorated line-up was the perfect scenario band-wise... new/old attitude to music/underground noise staple/post-punk/oioioi like a Shangri-Las and Crass tea party. Master is a collection of Coolies at their finest -- raw, lo-fi, annoying, brilliant, monumental, and totally necessary. An accumulation of material recorded and mixed by Stefan Neville reel-to-reel at random places around Auckland....mastered by Rachel Shearer (Lovely Midget) and loved by all." - Chapter Music.

Artist: ESSENDON AIRPORT
Title: Palimpsest
Format: Double CD
Label: Chapter Music
Country: Australia
Price: $19.00
"Chapter is very excited to announce a 30th anniversary reissue of Palimpsest, the one and only album by Melbourne post-punk icons Essendon Airport. Recorded in December 1981, Palimpsest is now reborn as a double disc package with a whole bonus CD of live and unreleased studio recordings spanning 1980-1983. Formed in 1978 as a minimalist duo of guitarist Robert Goodge and keyboardist David Chesworth, Essendon Airport released their landmark 7" EP Sonic Investigations Of The Trivial on Chesworths Innocent Records in 1979. Chapter Music reissued Sonic Investigations way back in 2002, as a CD including second single "Talking To Cleopatra" (with vocalist Anne Cessna) and a raft of bonus tracks. Originally gentle and inquisitive, with beats supplied by a drum machine ripped from a home organ, Essendon Airport began to expand after Sonic Investigations and explore the possibilities of rhythm. First came classically-untrained drummer Paul Fletcher, and then saxophonist Ian Cox, to form the four piece line-up heard on Palimpsest. With its dryly-intoned vocals, flailing polyrhythms and a postmodern fascination with appropriation and quotation, the album is an eccentric post-punk classic. The album title means "a manuscript page from which the text has been scraped off to be used again," while the original liner notes state "all" "songs" "written" "and" "produced" "by" "Essendon Airport." After Palimpsest, Essendon Airport added bassist Barbara Hogarth and grew to become one of inner city Melbournes premiere live attractions. "Creative differences," however, saw them disband in 1983, with Cox, Goodge and Hogarth forming Im Talking that same year with singer Kate Ceberano. The bonus "Live+More" disc collates 18 recordings, from the duo period to the impressively muscular, previously-undocumented five piece line-up. The original 1982 vinyl version of Palimpsest was presented in a screen-printed plastic cover, and this has been faithfully replicated in 2011 as a nifty clear plastic overlay." -Chapter Music

Artist: ESSENDON AIRPORT
Title: Sonic Investigations If The Trivial
Format: CD
Label: Chapter Music
Country: Australia
Price: $19.00
"The band Essendon Airport began in Melbourne, 1978, as a duo of David Chesworth (keyboards and electronics), and Robert Goodge (guitar). They released an incredible 7" EP in 1979 called Sonic Investigations Of The Trivial, on Innocent Records, a label run by David Chesworth with Tch Tch Tchs Philip Brophy. A track from this EP was recently included on Chapters Cant Stop It! - Australian Post-Punk 1978-82 compilation CD. In 1980 they released a 7" single accompanied by a singer named Anne Cessna. They also had a track included on the Innocent compilation New Music 1978-79. Essendon Airport later gained extra members and released the Palimpsest LP in 1981. They broke up in 1983... Chapter Music has gathered together Essendon Airports duo recordings onto one CD, along with the Anne Cessna tracks, and five previously unheard live recordings. Sonic Investigations Of The Trivial is a fantastic document of a band years ahead of their times. The reissue features liner notes written by Ralph Traviato of Tch Tch Tch, as well as reproductions of original posters, record sleeves, press clippings and even chewing gum cards given out at their shows." - Chapter Music.

Artist: FABULOUS DIAMONDS
Title: Commercial Music
Format: LP
Label: Chapter Music
Country: Australia
Price: $18.00
"After two albums and an EP without song or record titles, the presence of names on Melbourne duo Fabulous Diamonds third album is probably going to be the first thing that people notice. Its also the most irrelevant. What really matters is that Commercial Music is Fabulous Diamonds most textured, luxurious album yet. While their first record was baby steps and stabs in the dark, and their second album reached for an under-produced liveliness, Commercial Music -- titled with no hint of irony -- is high-brow, young adult contemporary pop music. As with their last album, 2010s Fabulous Diamonds II (CH 077CD), the band recorded with Eddy Current Suppression Ring/Total Control guitarist Mikey Young, this time taking over the upstairs room in Melbournes John Curtin Hotel for four days in mid-2011. Photographic assistance again comes from the inimitable Karl Scullin. But the deep shimmer of "Inverted Vamp" introduces a new, all-enveloping sound, and later "Wandering Eye" and "Lothario" display a newfound ease with canny song construction. Drummer Nisa Venerosa and keyboardist Jarrod Zlatics lyrics deal with cynical social observations and bleak character portraits, but over the billowing music, they take on a dreamy languor that makes them seem almost harmless. And as always, Fabulous Diamonds explore each of their ponderous grooves to its fullest, but now, the weight is lifted by nuanced arrangements and seamless digital production. Commercial Music is both deep and feather-light, the heaviest of transcendental pop." - Chapter Music.

Artist: KANENOBU, SACHIKO
Title: Misora
Format: CD
Label: Chapter Music
Country: Australia
Price: $16.00
"Originally reissued in 2006 by Chapter Music, this is the 1972 debut album by Sachiko Kanenobu, an artist generally acknowledged as the first Japanese woman to release an album of her own songwriting. Its a near-perfect folk masterpiece, alternating full-bodied arrangements (produced by Harry Hosono of Yellow Magic Orchestra and Happy End) with Sachikos lonesome guitar and pure, soaring vocals. Discovered as a precocious 18 year-old in Osaka, Sachiko was signed in 1968 to Japans first real independent record label, URC (Underground Record Club), who changed Japans musical landscape irrevocably in the late 60s and early 70s with artists like Happy End, Folk Crusaders and Kenji Endo. Sachiko was the only female artist on this era-defining label. But just a few months before Misora (roughly translated as "Beautiful Sky") was released, Sachiko left Japan and secretly emigrated to America to marry music critic Paul Williams (Crawdaddy, Rolling Stone). She did not record again for almost a decade and didnt release another album until 1992. Instead, she settled with Williams in small-town California and raised two sons. Misora was released in her absence and promptly disappeared. World-renowned science fiction writer Philip K Dick, a Williams family friend, actually encouraged Sachiko to return to music in the early 80s. He was executive producer for a single recorded in 1981, but sadly died before he could realize his ambition to produce Sachikos comeback album. Still, Sachiko was inspired by his encouragement to reinvent herself as a "folk-punk" singer, forming new band Culture Shock in the mid-80s. Sachiko still performs to this day, and since Misora was rediscovered by Japanese fans in the early 90s, she has returned to her homeland many times to perform. Misora is now regarded as a landmark in Japanese musical history, and Sachiko is revered there as a true underground folk pioneer. Truly mellow, still relevant, and sounding as fresh as the day it was recorded, Chapter Musics edition of Misora is the first for the English-speaking world, featuring extensive liner notes, lyrics translated into English by Sachiko herself, and never-before-seen photos from the singers own archives." -Chapter

Artist: LOCKWOOD, RICHARD
Title: In the Doorway of the Dawn: The Chronicle of a Song, Vol. 1&2, 1972-2012
Format: Double CD
Label: Chapter Music
Country: Australia
Price: $16.00
"Across two discs, In the Doorway of the Dawn presents almost 40 years of previously-unheard songwriting from Richard Lockwood, renowned as the driving force behind early 70s Sydney folk-psych icons Tully, and for his work with the similarly revered Extradition. In the process of working with Richard on the reissue of Tullys landmark recordings Chapter discovered that the very private songwriter had never stopped recording after the end of his much-loved band -- only that he had lost interest in making his beautiful, transcendental music available to others. It took some persuading for Richard to agree to a solo compilation, but In the Doorway of the Dawn justifies the effort beyond measure. Mostly recorded to cassette four-track, and played impeccably on every imaginable instrument by Richard himself, In the Doorway of the Dawn reveals a singular songwriter with an unswerving focus. Of the 33 songs presented here, virtually all are written in tribute to spiritual master Meher Baba, whom Richard discovered in the late 60s and whose influence wholly transfigured the remainder of his life. Suffused in equal parts with serenity and yearning, Richards songs have a grace that is almost unequalled. Of special note are the settings Richard recorded of works by Australian poet Francis Brabazon, named "the poet of the age" by Meher Baba. Over the course of decades, Richard interpreted many Brabazon poems, of which five are presented here. The span of these recordings begins with live solo performances in 1972 (just after Tully had disbanded and Richard had joined fellow adventurers Tamam Shud) and continues right up until late last decade, with home recordings made by Richard in Melbourne. For 40 years, Richard wrote songs that could have been classics. But he was content merely to write them, sing them, sometimes record them, offer them to his Beloved Meher and then put them away in a box of cassettes in his cupboard. Complete with extensive liner notes, lyrics and photos, In the Doorway of the Dawn is a revelation, the lifes work of a rare talent, even rarer for his lack of concern with public recognition." - Chapter Music.

Artist: MAHER SHALAL HASH BAZ
Title: Live Aoiheya January 2003
Format: CD EP
Label: Chapter Music
Country: Australia
Price: $12.00
"Maher Shalal Hash Baz is the oddly-named band for Japanese cult figure Tori Kudo and his wife Reiko (the name is apparently a Hebrew biblical phrase that Tori translates as ⿿be quick if you mean to steal something⿝). Since the late 1970s, Tori has been a pioneering figure in Japanese punk, post-punk and avant-garde circles, beginning with bands such as GuysnDolls, Cock CNell, Noise and Tokyo Suicide (a cover band dedicated to New York synth-punk pioneers Suicide). Tori formed Maher Shalal Hash Baz in the mid 80s with neighbours who could not play any instruments, and for the better part of 20 years has been pursuing a single-minded vision of music as simple, spontaneous and unpredictable. The bands always changing lineup of anywhere from three to thirty people features mostly untrained musicians playing music often shown to them on the day of its performance, expressing the innate beauty of failure as much as of success. The band began releasing records in 1989, but did not come to worldwide attention until a decade later, when their marvelously ambitious triple album Return Visit To Rock Mass was released. MSHB were invited to tour outside of Japan for the first time. In 1999, when UK label Geographic released From A Summer To Another Summer, a compilation of Maher recordings. Soon the band were touring the US and Europe regularly, and Geographic released their most recent album Blues Du Jour in 2003. Live Aoiheya January 2003 documents an entire brief performance by this unique band, incidentally the first Maher show that Chapter boss Guy Blackman saw after moving to live in Japan in 2002 (he returned to Melbourne in 2004). It captures the band in a variety of guises unusual even for them, including an extended abstract instrumental, songs based on conversations between band members, passages by Japanese composers, vocal relays and a Brahms Waltz. In the EPs 26 minutes Maher Shalal Hash Baz manage to cover more ground than most bands do in their whole career, all the while maintaining a spirit and idiosyncracy that is idenitifiably their own." - Chapter Music.

Artist: PRIMITIVE CALCULATORS
Title: Primitive Calculators
Format: CD
Label: Chapter Music
Country: Australia
Price: $16.00
"Melbournes Primitive Calculators met as teenagers in the early 70s, growing up in the grim outer suburb of Springvale. An older friend who lived in a bungalow behind his parents house provided an oasis of culture, and there they were introduced to music of a kind rarely heard in their neighbourhood. The Velvet Underground and The MC5 were obvious heroes, but they were also inspired by lesser known bands like The Fugs, The 13th Floor Elevators, and The Godz (they went on to dedicate their album to Godz singer Jim McCarthy) as well as the writing of obsessive rock journalist Lester Bangs. By 1977, they had deserted Springvale for the more musically liberated environs of St. Kilda, sharing a house in Park St and forming a band called The Moths. But they were a couple of years older than most of the punk bands starting up around them, and their uncultured accents clashed with the inner city, private school values of their so-called peers. Well-known figures like Nick Cave (The Boys Next Door, The Birthday Party) and Ollie Olsen (Whirlywirld) would often come by to listen to borrow records, but the Primitive Calculators were always outsiders in Melbournes punk scene. A move to Fitzroy in 1978 helped Primitive Calculators cement their own identity and develop a network of likeminded friends. The band set up a series of gigs called Little Band nights, where up to ten hastily-formed bands, with names like Too Fat To Fit Through The Door and Thrush & The Cunts, would play sets of fifteen minutes each. Their own debut single was also released that year, featuring the songs �??I Cant Stop It�?� and �??Do That Dance�?�. Pressed with plain black labels and stark monochrome sleeve, the single introduced many to the impassioned, atonal, electronic chaos that was the Primitive Calculators trademark, and it has gone on to become a highly collectable classic of Australian post-punk. The following year the band attempted to relocate to London, but seeing how difficult life was for fellow expats the Birthday Party and Whirlywirld, hey decided instead to take an indefinite break. A 1979 live recording of a gig supporting The Boys Next Door turned out to be the Primitive Calculators swansong. Released by friend and supporter Alan Bamford in the early 1980s, Primitive Calculators is a crucial document of a band whose originality, power and humorously belligerent Australian mindset has never since been duplicated. But the story didnt end there, as the Primitive Calculators had an unexpected renaissance in 1986, when filmmaker Richard Lowenstein included them in his feature Dogs In Space (starring a young Michael Hutchence). The Primitive Calculators reformed to appear in the movie and recorded their song �??Pumping Ugly Muscle�?� for the soundtrack (the song was also released as a 12�?� with some original late 70s recordings on the B-side). The Primitive Calculators revival continued a good fifteen years later when Chapter Music released the pioneering Cant Stop It! compilation CD of Australian late 70s/early 80s post-punk. The CD took its name from the Primitive Calculators track �??I Cant Stop It!�?� and included an original 1979 recording of �??Pumping Ugly Muscle�?�. Chapter Musics reissue of the Primitive Calculators album, twenty-five years after its original release, includes six bonus tracks (four by the Primitive Calculators, one by the Moths and one by a nameless Primitive Calculators/Whirlywirld hybrid band, recorded in the UK) plus a rarely seen video made for the �??I Cant Stop It�?� single by band friend Janis Lesinskis." - Chapter Music. Highly recommended!

Artist: PRIMITIVE CALCULATORS
Title: Primitive Calculators And Friends 1979-82
Format: CD
Label: Chapter Music
Country: Australia
Price: $16.00
"After reissuing the landmark 1979 live album by Melbournes ferocious synth-punk snarlers Primitive Calculators in late 2004, Chapter Music follows up with a crucial compilation of tracks by Primitive Calculators and their friends from the legendary Melbourne Little Band scene. Including the Calculators only studio recording, the single I Cant Stop It b/w Do That Dance, plus the Little Bands compilation EP (both originally released in 1979 and now highly prized collectors items), plus numerous live and rehearsal recordings, the CD examines a particularly fertile and distinctive time in Melbourne music history, which has been discussed in hushed tones ever since. It takes in bands with names like Thrush And The Cunts and Too Fat To Fit Through The Door, and ranges from disaffected Fitzroy art-punk to Sudanese tribal chanting recorded in London. With liner notes culled from a revealing interview with Prim Calcs members Dave Light, Denise Hilton and Frank Lovece, plus rare photos and song lyrics, Primitive Caluclators And Friends is a revelatory companion piece to their live album, which received a rave review from Maximum RocknRoll and a 10 out of 10 Album of the Month feature in Australian Vice Magazine, amongst other stellar reviews on its reissue two years ago." - Chapter Music. Restocked!

Artist: PRIMITIVE CALCULATORS
Title: Sick/Cunt
Format: 7"
Label: Chapter Music
Country: Australia
Price: $10.00
"Primitive Calculators release their first new studio efforts since 1979. Thirty-three years after their classic first single I Cant Stop It, Melbournes hilarious synth-punk snarlers are working on a new studio album to be released in 2013. They reformed in 2009 at the invitation of the Nick Cave-curated All Tomorrows Parties festival. "Sick Of Myself" is a new song expressing all the ridiculousness of being in a synth-punk band in your mid 50s, while "Cunt Life" is a 1977 classic originally performed by pre-PCs band The Moths, now finally recorded for posterity." -Chapter Music.

Artist: PRIMITIVE CALCULATORS
Title: The World Is Fucked
Format: CD
Label: Chapter Music
Country: Australia
Price: $18.00
"Thirty-five years after they first crawled out of dark, suburban Springvale to spew their synth-punk filth over Melbourne and beyond, Primitive Calculators have made their first-ever studio album, aptly entitled The World Is Fucked. Stuart Grant, Denise Hilton, Dave Light, and Frank Lovece formed Primitive Calculators in 1978. They existed in bitter antipathy and vile hedonism in St. Kilda and Fitzroy until 1980, reformed briefly to appear in the 1986 film Dogs in Space (starring INXS Michael Hutchence), and then reconvened more permanently in 2009, at the invitation of the Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds-curated All Tomorrows Parties festival at Mount Buller. Their original releases, classic synth-punk single I Cant Stop It/Do That Dance in 1979 and a posthumous live album from 1982, are now Holy Grails for collector scum around the world. French label Desire Records reissued both records in limited vinyl editions. Despite their vicious reputation, Primitive Calculators actually nurtured a thriving community of impromptu bands around them, now renowned worldwide as the "Little Bands" scene, including groups like Thrush And The C**ts, Too Fat To Fit Through The Door, and the incredible Take. Recorded with Neil Thomason (My Disco, The Slits) and mastered by David Walker (Lost Animal, Pikelet, Twerps, etc.), The World Is Fucked pulls no punches across its nine one-word songs. The sound is a kind of shimmering ball of white noise and malice, a floating miasma filled with all the bile most people never let emerge from their subconscious. The album also includes their version of a song they have been playing since the late 70s, "Nothing" by New York outsiders The Fugs. Thirty-five years later, bleaker, harsher and more desperately hilarious than ever, Primitive Calculators present The World Is Fucked -- the ultimate aural statement of aging, despair, and futility. Surprisingly, its really fun to listen to." - Chapter Music

Artist: SMOKEY
Title: How Far Will You Go? The S&M Recordings 1973-81
Format: CD
Label: Chapter Music
Country: Australia
Price: $16.00
"Chapter Music presents the first ever collection of recordings by wild and outlandish 1970s LA pre-punk icons Smokey. Featuring cameos from James Williamson of The Stooges, Randy Rhoads of Quiet Riot/Ozzy Osbourne, members of The Motels, King Crimson, David Bowies Tin Machine, Suburban Lawns, and many others, the Smokey story has to be heard to be believed. In 1973, two wide-eyed young music fans made their way to Los Angeles and were introduced by a notoriously touchy-feely road manager for The Doors. John "Smokey" Condon was a bewitchingly beautiful Baltimore transplant, himself no angel after spending his teenage years partying with the John Waters crowd. EJ Emmons was a budding record producer from New Jersey, already starting to work in small studios around Hollywood. Condon had marched in New York the night after the Stonewall Riots in 1969, and so by the time he and EJ created Smokey, they werent about to hold back. Released in 1974, debut single Leather/Miss Ray wasnt just openly gay, it was exultantly, unapologetically gay, examining front-on the newly-liberated leather and drag scenes thriving in Americas urban centers. The single was shopped around to labels using Emmonss industry contacts, but doors were regularly slammed on the duo. "We cant put this out, its a fucking gay record, whats the matter with you," said one record exec, while adding, "its really good though." Undeterred, they self-released five singles that span pre-punk, stoner jams, disco, synth-punk, and more, all stamped with Smokeys fearless candor. 1976 single and compilation title-track "How Far Will You Go...?" features guitar from EJs studio buddy James Williamson, fresh from his adventures recording Raw Power with Iggy and The Stooges in London with David Bowie. Smokey even remembers a few mid 70s jams with Williamson, with a vague view towards replacing the rehab-bound Iggy as The Stooges frontman! The live band played almost weekly at Rodney Bingenheimers English Disco, with a band featuring 14-year-old future Quiet Riot-ers Randy Rhoads and Kelly Garni. Restored by Emmons from original master tapes; mastered for vinyl by Emmons with his own cutting lathe. With extensive liner notes and photos, How Far Will You Go? tells the story of Americas greatest 70s should-have-beens, a band so amazing that the only reason you havent heard of them is because they were faggots, and they didnt give a shit. LP includes download code." - Chapter Music.

Artist: SMOKEY
Title: How Far Will You Go? The S&M Recordings 1973-81
Format: LP
Label: Chapter Music
Country: Australia
Price: $18.00
"Chapter Music presents the first ever collection of recordings by wild and outlandish 1970s LA pre-punk icons Smokey. Featuring cameos from James Williamson of The Stooges, Randy Rhoads of Quiet Riot/Ozzy Osbourne, members of The Motels, King Crimson, David Bowies Tin Machine, Suburban Lawns, and many others, the Smokey story has to be heard to be believed. In 1973, two wide-eyed young music fans made their way to Los Angeles and were introduced by a notoriously touchy-feely road manager for The Doors. John "Smokey" Condon was a bewitchingly beautiful Baltimore transplant, himself no angel after spending his teenage years partying with the John Waters crowd. EJ Emmons was a budding record producer from New Jersey, already starting to work in small studios around Hollywood. Condon had marched in New York the night after the Stonewall Riots in 1969, and so by the time he and EJ created Smokey, they werent about to hold back. Released in 1974, debut single Leather/Miss Ray wasnt just openly gay, it was exultantly, unapologetically gay, examining front-on the newly-liberated leather and drag scenes thriving in Americas urban centers. The single was shopped around to labels using Emmonss industry contacts, but doors were regularly slammed on the duo. "We cant put this out, its a fucking gay record, whats the matter with you," said one record exec, while adding, "its really good though." Undeterred, they self-released five singles that span pre-punk, stoner jams, disco, synth-punk, and more, all stamped with Smokeys fearless candor. 1976 single and compilation title-track "How Far Will You Go...?" features guitar from EJs studio buddy James Williamson, fresh from his adventures recording Raw Power with Iggy and The Stooges in London with David Bowie. Smokey even remembers a few mid 70s jams with Williamson, with a vague view towards replacing the rehab-bound Iggy as The Stooges frontman! The live band played almost weekly at Rodney Bingenheimers English Disco, with a band featuring 14-year-old future Quiet Riot-ers Randy Rhoads and Kelly Garni. Restored by Emmons from original master tapes; mastered for vinyl by Emmons with his own cutting lathe. With extensive liner notes and photos, How Far Will You Go? tells the story of Americas greatest 70s should-have-beens, a band so amazing that the only reason you havent heard of them is because they were faggots, and they didnt give a shit. LP includes download code." - Chapter Music.

Artist: TELAFONE, JONNY
Title: Romeo Must Cry
Format: LP
Label: Chapter Music
Country: Australia
Price: $18.00
"Jonny Telafone, originally from Cranberra and now based in Melbourne, is an auteur working in a genre that could be best described as post-apocalyptic R&B. Romeo Must Cry is his first official album, after a series of digital and cassette releases stretching back to the late 2000s. This period culminated in Chapter Musics 2012 self-titled compilation (CH 098CD), which took the form of a four-song 7" accompanied by a 20-track CD career overview. Romeo Must Cry is a new chapter for Jonny Telafone, and his most clearly articulated vision yet. The album presents a darkly sexual near future, both disturbing and alluring. The world could end at any minute, oblivion lurks around every corner, but there are still human connections to be made amidst a gleaming metropolis. Steamy, seductive first single "The Prayer" (featured on Pitchfork, Indie Shuffle, and Flavorwire) is contrasted against the bleak fatalism of "Inferno," the cyberpunk urgency of "Carry Me Far Away," and the disarming sweetness of "Strange World." Its an intensely personal vision, with only a handful of outside contributions. "Waking Up Crying" features a verse from rising LA rapper Bones, who included an earlier version of the track on his 2013 mixtape Paid Programming. The Ocean Partys Liam Halliwell plays guitar on the epic "Inferno," and Sam McCusker of noiseniks Orbits shreds on "Neuromancer." "The Prayer" was produced with Forces maverick Alex Akers, and title-track "Romeo Must Cry" (bookending the album with two distinct versions) was produced with Lachlan Thomas of Danger Beach and TV Colours. From start to finish, the album is a journey from innocence, love, and hope, through to steely-eyed despair. In Jonnys words, "Romeo Must Cry is a tragic pseudo-religious sci-fi epic that details the rise and fall of a lovesick hero slowly descending into madness and eventually death. Trapped in a futuristic nightmare, he loses his great love along with his mind, his life and his very soul... forever." LP includes download code." - Chapter Music.

Artist: TENNISCOATS
Title: Live Wanderus
Format: CD
Label: Chapter Music
Country: Australia
Price: $15.00
"Tokyos Tenniscoats centre around the duo of Saya and Taskashi Ueno, a married couple who have been making music since 2000, and together run the highly regarded Japanese label Majikick Records. In that time, Tenniscoats have released three studio recordings, 2001s Theme Of Tenniscoats, 2002s The Ending Theme and 2004s We Are Everyone. Although each of those records is a fine, fine work, many Tenniscoats fans say that the bands meditative intensity has never quite been captured in the studio. It is for this reason that Chapter Music is releasing a compilation of their live work. Live Wanderus (named in Sayas imaginative English to reflect the words Wander, Wonder, Wondrous and Us) presents songs from each Tenniscoats release in distinctive new forms, as well as a number of previously unreleased tracks. It presents the band in its many shifting lineups, and includes collaborations with members of revered Japanese bands Acid Mothers Temple, Stars and Maher Shalal Hash Baz. Tenniscoats are a combination of hummable melody and a kind of innocent darkness, their unashamed fragility set against a restrained power that at times can explode into a psychedelic free-for-all." - Chapter Music.

Artist: TULLY
Title: Loving Is Hard
Format: LP
Label: Chapter Music
Country: Australia
Price: $18.00
"Includes download card for the entire album, plus a bonus 1971 single. Luminous third and final album, Loving Is Hard, originally released in 1972, is the latest in Chapter Musics reissue series of Australian psychedelic icons, Tully. This follows the 2010 release of Live at Sydney Town Hall 1969-70 (CH 076CD), and 2012s reissue of the solemn, dreamy 1971 surf soundtrack Sea of Joy (CH 080CD/LP). Even before they began recording Loving Is Hard in late 1971, Tully had officially broken up. Over the previous 12 months, they had shifted from the towering, organ-driven rock dynamics of their 1970 self-titled debut, to a serene, contemplative folk-psych sound. Show-stopping drummer Robert Taylor and original vocalist Terry Wilson had departed, replaced by guitarist Colin Campbell and singer Shayna Stewart, both of cult folk heroes, Extradition. Although the change created music of stark, unearthly beauty, Tully had been massively popular in Sydney as a rock band, and their spiritually-driven transformation left many fans scratching their heads. Audiences declined steadily, response to the Sea of Joy soundtrack was muted, and by the end of 1971 they realized they could no longer continue. Still, they had one more album owing on their record contract, and decided to make a final statement before going their separate ways. Thankfully for us, in hindsight Loving Is Hard is an elegant triumph, all the more affecting for the turmoil that went into its making. The records centerpiece is Colin Campbells seven-and-a-half minute masterwork "Ice," originally recorded by Extradition for their 1971 album Hush, and later covered by Margret Roadknight. Shayna Stewarts voice is sublimely dispassionate, while the string arrangement by keyboardist Michael Carlos gives the song an imposing grandeur. The title-track, with lyrics by Campbell and music by bassist Ken Firth, is a summation of what the band were going through at the time, and for that reason is perhaps the most emotionally resonant track on the record. Stewarts gentle vibrato matches Carlos pulsing Hammond organ, and the resignation in Campbells lyrics is reinforced by Firths slow, haunting melody. Saxophone, clarinet and flute player Richard Lockwood opens the album with the stately "Love Can Make You," and sets a poem by fellow Meher Baba-devotee Francis Brabazon to solo piano accompaniment. As bonus tracks, this reissue appends Tullys one and only single, the sparse and somber 1971 release Krishna Came/Lord Baba. Like Sea of Joy before it, Loving Is Hard possesses a profound, serene beauty worlds removed from anything else happening in Australia at the time. Along with Tullys other albums, it has had to wait far too long to be rediscovered." -Chapter.

Artist: TULLY
Title: Loving Is Hard
Format: CD
Label: Chapter Music
Country: Australia
Price: $16.00
"Luminous third and final album, Loving Is Hard, originally released in 1972, is the latest in Chapter Musics reissue series of Australian psychedelic icons, Tully. This follows the 2010 release of Live at Sydney Town Hall 1969-70 (CH 076CD), and 2012s reissue of the solemn, dreamy 1971 surf soundtrack Sea of Joy (CH 080CD/LP). Even before they began recording Loving Is Hard in late 1971, Tully had officially broken up. Over the previous 12 months, they had shifted from the towering, organ-driven rock dynamics of their 1970 self-titled debut, to a serene, contemplative folk-psych sound. Show-stopping drummer Robert Taylor and original vocalist Terry Wilson had departed, replaced by guitarist Colin Campbell and singer Shayna Stewart, both of cult folk heroes, Extradition. Although the change created music of stark, unearthly beauty, Tully had been massively popular in Sydney as a rock band, and their spiritually-driven transformation left many fans scratching their heads. Audiences declined steadily, response to the Sea of Joy soundtrack was muted, and by the end of 1971 they realized they could no longer continue. Still, they had one more album owing on their record contract, and decided to make a final statement before going their separate ways. Thankfully for us, in hindsight Loving Is Hard is an elegant triumph, all the more affecting for the turmoil that went into its making. The records centerpiece is Colin Campbells seven-and-a-half minute masterwork "Ice," originally recorded by Extradition for their 1971 album Hush, and later covered by Margret Roadknight. Shayna Stewarts voice is sublimely dispassionate, while the string arrangement by keyboardist Michael Carlos gives the song an imposing grandeur. The title-track, with lyrics by Campbell and music by bassist Ken Firth, is a summation of what the band were going through at the time, and for that reason is perhaps the most emotionally resonant track on the record. Stewarts gentle vibrato matches Carlos pulsing Hammond organ, and the resignation in Campbells lyrics is reinforced by Firths slow, haunting melody. Saxophone, clarinet and flute player Richard Lockwood opens the album with the stately "Love Can Make You," and sets a poem by fellow Meher Baba-devotee Francis Brabazon to solo piano accompaniment. As bonus tracks, this reissue appends Tullys one and only single, the sparse and somber 1971 release Krishna Came/Lord Baba. Like Sea of Joy before it, Loving Is Hard possesses a profound, serene beauty worlds removed from anything else happening in Australia at the time. Along with Tullys other albums, it has had to wait far too long to be rediscovered." -Chapter Music.

Artist: TULLY
Title: Sea of Joy
Format: LP
Label: Chapter Music
Country: Australia
Price: $18.00
"Australian psychedelic icons Tullys solemn, dreamy 1971 surf soundtrack Sea of Joy. Sea of Joy documents a period of massive change for the band. For the previous two years, they had arguably been Australias most dynamic rock group, renowned for their wild, largely improvised concerts. Their rise was meteoric, from Sydney house band for tribal love-rock musical Hair in 1969, to starring in six-part ABC TV series Fusions and performing Peter Sculthorpe rock opera Love 200 at the Sydney Town Hall. By 1970, when they released their self-titled debut album, Tully were rock stars of a very rare order in Australian music, feted by highbrow critics and teenage groupies alike. Within a year, however, almost everything changed. Showstopping drummer Robert Taylor departed the band, swiftly followed by vocalist Terry Wilson, and the remainder of Tully joined forces with members of gentle, exploratory folk group, Extradition. Suddenly, Tully were rockers no longer. Flautist, clarinetist, saxophonist and de facto band leader Richard Lockwood had approached surfing director Paul Witzig after his now-iconic 1969 film Evolution (for which Tully had contributed some music alongside Sydney colleagues Tamam Shud), offering to record an entire soundtrack to his next film. Witzig had agreed when Tully were a towering rock band, driven by Michael Carlos massive Hammond organ and Lockwoods exploratory reeds, but by the time Sea of Joy came to be recorded, they were a drummer-less, contemplative folk-psych outfit, dedicated to spiritual guru Meher Baba. Although unexpected, the results were luminous. Sea of Joy radiates a serene purity, miles removed from what people generally think of as surf music, but as Witzig wrote on the back cover, "Tully are not surfers, but there proved to be many things common to both our worlds: a feeling for peace, beauty, simplicity and freedom." New member Colin Campbell contributes "I Feel the Sun," also recorded by Extradition for their lone, celebrated album Hush in 1971. The miraculous voice of Shayna Stewart is also heard for the first time on the Lockwood-penned title track. Humble, disarming and sublime, Sea of Joy is a record like very few others in the Australian rock canon. But like Tullys other albums, it has had to wait far too long to be rediscovered. Includes free mp3 download." - Chapter Music.

Artist: TULLY
Title: Tully
Format: LP
Label: Chapter Music
Country: Australia
Price: $18.00
Gatefold LP version with download code. "Chapter Music is thrilled to present the first-ever reissue of the self-titled debut album by Sydneys famed prog-psych giants, Tully. Originally released in June 1970, Tully is the final release in Chapters series of Tully reissues, which takes in surf soundtrack Sea Of Joy (1971), final album Loving Is Hard (1972) and Peter Sculthorpes composed rock opera Love 200 (released on 2010 CD Live at Sydney Town Hall 1969-70). In 1970, Tully had the Australian music world at their fingertips. They formed in late 1968, after a large section of hardworking rnb show band Levi Smiths Clefs broke away to focus on more adventurous material. By early 69 theyd become easily the most-hyped band in the nation, feverishly acclaimed for their towering rock dynamics and extended flights of jazz-inspired improvisation. U.S.-born keyboardist Michael Carlos played a Hammond organ with two huge Lesley speakers, while drummer Robert Taylor used two kick-drums for extra percussive drama. Richard Lockwood experimented restlessly on clarinet, flute and saxophone, eventually developing an amplified clarinet set-up, deepening and distorting his tone through an octave pedal and a massive Lenard amplifer. At first they were a kind of idiosyncratic cover band, playing 25 minute versions of Beatles hits, or their own take on Albert Aylers free jazz classic Bells. But they soon expanded into their own material, and were adopted as the ultimate consciousness-expanding experience in late 60s Australia. Excitable Go-Set journalist Adrian Rawlins called them "the greatest musicians in the western world." The first rock-based band to perform at Sydney Town Hall, Tully sold out repeated concerts there through 1969, became the house band for love-rock musical Hair, and even had their own six-part ABC TV series named Fusions. They headlined Australias first musical festival Pilgrimage For Pop, and outraged the classical establishment with their Love 200 performances. By mid-1970 an album was eagerly-awaited, and the resulting debut is one of Australias most forward-thinking and ambitious of the era. Opening track "You Realise, You Realise" bursts through the speakers with all the fabled power and exuberance of the bands live shows, while "La Nave Bleu" follows with delicacy and restraint. A full church choir uplifts "Loves White Dove," while "Phsssst" is five minutes of submerged organ drones, chanting and studio games. "Lace Space" must be one of the few drum solo tracks on a 60s/70s psych album capable of holding a modern listeners interest, and the album finishes with thunderous concert favorite "Waltz to Understanding." The album made it to number 6 in the charts, but within months of its release, Tully had changed into something almost unrecognizable from their original form. They merged with folk-psych sirens Extradition, lost singer Terry Wilson and drummer Taylor, and decided to continue on drummer-less. Their subsequent records were serene, solemn and impossibly beautiful, but without the incendiary power of their first incarnation, audiences deserted them in droves. By the end of 1971, Tully were no more. Reissued for the first time in 44 years, Tully documents a moment when anything seemed possible, and the band made music that perfectly summed up this sense of wonder and infinite potential. Includes a bonus track." - Chapter Music.

Artist: TULLY
Title: Tully
Format: CD
Label: Chapter Music
Country: Australia
Price: $16.00
"Chapter Music is thrilled to present the first-ever reissue of the self-titled debut album by Sydneys famed prog-psych giants, Tully. Originally released in June 1970, Tully is the final release in Chapters series of Tully reissues, which takes in surf soundtrack Sea Of Joy (1971), final album Loving Is Hard (1972) and Peter Sculthorpes composed rock opera Love 200 (released on 2010 CD Live at Sydney Town Hall 1969-70). In 1970, Tully had the Australian music world at their fingertips. They formed in late 1968, after a large section of hardworking rnb show band Levi Smiths Clefs broke away to focus on more adventurous material. By early 69 theyd become easily the most-hyped band in the nation, feverishly acclaimed for their towering rock dynamics and extended flights of jazz-inspired improvisation. U.S.-born keyboardist Michael Carlos played a Hammond organ with two huge Lesley speakers, while drummer Robert Taylor used two kick-drums for extra percussive drama. Richard Lockwood experimented restlessly on clarinet, flute and saxophone, eventually developing an amplified clarinet set-up, deepening and distorting his tone through an octave pedal and a massive Lenard amplifer. At first they were a kind of idiosyncratic cover band, playing 25 minute versions of Beatles hits, or their own take on Albert Aylers free jazz classic Bells. But they soon expanded into their own material, and were adopted as the ultimate consciousness-expanding experience in late 60s Australia. Excitable Go-Set journalist Adrian Rawlins called them "the greatest musicians in the western world." The first rock-based band to perform at Sydney Town Hall, Tully sold out repeated concerts there through 1969, became the house band for love-rock musical Hair, and even had their own six-part ABC TV series named Fusions. They headlined Australias first musical festival Pilgrimage For Pop, and outraged the classical establishment with their Love 200 performances. By mid-1970 an album was eagerly-awaited, and the resulting debut is one of Australias most forward-thinking and ambitious of the era. Opening track "You Realise, You Realise" bursts through the speakers with all the fabled power and exuberance of the bands live shows, while "La Nave Bleu" follows with delicacy and restraint. A full church choir uplifts "Loves White Dove," while "Phsssst" is five minutes of submerged organ drones, chanting and studio games. "Lace Space" must be one of the few drum solo tracks on a 60s/70s psych album capable of holding a modern listeners interest, and the album finishes with thunderous concert favorite "Waltz to Understanding." The album made it to number 6 in the charts, but within months of its release, Tully had changed into something almost unrecognizable from their original form. They merged with folk-psych sirens Extradition, lost singer Terry Wilson and drummer Taylor, and decided to continue on drummer-less. Their subsequent records were serene, solemn and impossibly beautiful, but without the incendiary power of their first incarnation, audiences deserted them in droves. By the end of 1971, Tully were no more. Reissued for the first time in 44 years, Tully documents a moment when anything seemed possible, and the band made music that perfectly summed up this sense of wonder and infinite potential. Includes a bonus track." - Chapter Music.

Artist: TWERPS
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Chapter Music
Country: Australia
Price: $18.00
“Reissue of Australian band Twerps 2009 debut EP, collecting all of its songs on vinyl for the first time. Twerps started off with a "the" in their name some time in 2008, playing their first gig at a warehouse party above a drug store in the Melbourne suburb of Brunswick East. Their ambitions were humble and their musicianship was rudimentary, but their songs were touching, cheeky, and instantly captivating. At first it was guitarist and vocalist Martin Frawley, guitarist Julia McFarlane, bassist Rick Milovanovic, and drummer Patrick ONeill. After releasing some lo-fi home recordings on Myspace, the band received an offer from US label Night People to do a cassette. Guy Blackman and Ben OConnor from Chapter Music were at their first gig and also asked to release something, but after a while Twerps thought theyd changed their mind -- turns out the band had forgotten to send the label their recordings. Recorded by Mikey Young, the nine-song self-titled EP eventually came out on Night People and Chapter in 2009. Chapters version took the odd form of a four-song 7" accompanied by a nine-song CD. Everyone loved it. From that simple starting point, Twerps have become one of Australia and the worlds favorite guitar pop bands, releasing two much-loved albums, Twerps (CH 091CD, 2011) and Range Anxiety (2015). The band has changed over time -- they dropped the "the," Milovanovic and ONeill departed and were replaced by Alex Macfarlane and Angus Lord, and McFarlane stepped forward to share songwriting duties with Frawley. Its clear that Twerps captures a special time and a special magic. Out of print physically for years, the 2009 EP is now available on vinyl in its entirety for the first time, with new photos, liner notes, and a download code, plus a bonus rehearsal version of early classic "Little Guys.”” - Chapter Music.

Artist: V/A
Title: Cant Stop It - Australian Post-Punk 1978-82
Format: CD
Label: Chapter Music
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
�??A long overdue compilation of Australias incredible post-punk history, featuring the finest selection of bands from the period 1978-82, with many previously unreleased tracks. This is a fantastically inventive and dynamic time in Australian music history, a time when Australia stepped out of the shadow of overseas influence and asserted its own musical identity for the first time. All of the bands on Cant Stop It! released their music independently, either themselves or through the handful of visionary labels of the time such as Au-go-go, M Squared, Missing Link or Innocent Records. Unfortunately much of the music has since been ignored or forgotten ... until now!�?� Restock/repress of this incredibly well done, indepth and legit comp (which has since received a full page write up in the WIRE) of the elusive Australian scene. Features The Moodists, Voigt 465, The Take, Essendon Airport, The Apartments, Ash Wednesday, Primitive Calculators, Makers Of The Dead Travel Fast, Ron Rude, Xero, The Limp, Fabulous Marquises, The Slugfuckers, Equal Local, Tame Omearas, The Particles, People With Chairs Up Their Noses, Wild West, The Pits and Tch Tch Tch. Highly recommended!!

Artist: V/A
Title: Cant Stop It! #2 �?? Australian Post-Punk 1979-84
Format: CD
Label: Chapter Music
Country: Australia
Price: $16.00
"The second instalment of Chapters acclaimed Australian post- punk compilation series Cant Stop It! comes 5 years after the first, but makes up for the long interval by presenting another incredible array of inventive and often previously unheard music from the period 1979-84. This is a fantastically rich and dynamic time in Australian music history, a time when Australia stepped out of the shadow of overseas influence and asserted its own musical identity for the first time. Cant Stop It! #2 features tracks by bands such as Severed Heads, The Systematics and Scattered Order, and early work by the likes of Dead Can Dances Lisa Gerrard, Hunters & Collectors Mark Seymour, and Candy soundtrack composer Paul Charlier. The CD includes a 16 page booklet with extensive liner notes, rare photos and Josh Pethericks striking design." - Chapter Music. TRACKLISTING: 1. The Systematics - International Voltage 2. International Exiles - Lets Be Sophisticated 3. Asphixiation - The Crush 4. Tactics - Watch My Hands 5. Severed Heads - Lamborghini 6. The Goat That Went "Om" - The Pirate Song 7. Use No Hooks - Do The Job 8. Microfilm �?? Centrefold 9. Scattered Order - Swiss Like Knives And Forks 10. The Jetsonnes �?? Newspaper 11. Rhythmx Chymx - The Now Generation 12. Brrr Cold - Mothers At War 13. SoliPsiK - See Saw 14. Wild Dog Rodeo - Charging The Lighthouse 15. Belle Du Soir - Treasure Island 16. Ya Ya Choral - Gods Buzzsaw 17. Essendon Airport - I Feel A Song Coming On 18. The Swell Guys �?? Sidetracking 19. Scapa Flow �?? Somewhere 20. Nuvo Bloc - Never Mind. Restocked!

Artist: V/A
Title: Songs For Nao - 14 Bands From Japan
Format: CD
Label: Chapter Music
Country: Australia
Price: $15.00
"Songs for Nao (pronounced "now") is a compilation featuring many incredible Japanese artists... Most work in a rarefied world of wide-eyed, folky psych-pop. Songs For Nao includes new tracks by Maher Shalal Hash Baz, Nagisa Ni Te, Tenniscoats, Kazumi Nikaidoh, Yumbo, Andersens, My Pal Foot Foot, Pervenche and more. Songs For Nao is a taste of an incredible music scene. Isolated from the music industry at large, these artists create genuinely inspired music, fresh even to the ears of the most conditioned music-geek. The release is accompanied by a full colour, 16-page booklet featuring extensive liner notes on each band, and beautiful photos by Eigo Shimojo (a member of Eepil Eepil, one of the bands on the compilation)." - Chapter Music. "I moved to Tokyo in September 2002 in search of new experiences, and ended up staying for a year and a half. I worked teaching English part-time at one of the big chain schools in Japan, which was neither here nor there, but when I wasnt working I was going to as many gigs as I could. I already had a couple of Japanese friends before I got there, and through them I was introduced to all these amazing bands, playing in tiny shoebox venues to audiences of usually about 50 people. Most of the best bands I saw seemed to be connected in one way or another to a record label called Majikick, run by Ueno and Saya, the husband and wife team from the band Tenniscoats. They were like the Prince and Princess of this small, vibrant scene, which was built on ideas about freedom, improvisation, fragile melodies and a kind of drug-free psychedelia. The most amazing thing about bands like Tenniscoats, Maher Shalal Hash Baz, Andersens and My Pal Foot Foot is how they would sound totally different almost every time you saw them. They always had different lineups and instrumentation and played a completely new set at almost every gig. I couldnt understand how they could all write these incredible songs and then just throw them away and write new ones! Most of the bands had a CD or two on Majikick, or at least a CD-R that they would sell at gigs, and I bought whatever I could get my hands on. I listened to these CDs constantly in my little apartment, and maybe it was just being in a different country, not having my all my records and CDs with me, but it was the first time in years that I could just listen over and over to the same music, and find more to love each time. Apart from Nagisa Ni Te and Maher Shalal Hash Baz, who have had some records released in the US and the UK, it seemed like no-one outside Japan had any idea about these bands that I thought were just incredible. So it seemed like a great idea to put together a compilation, and Songs For Nao is what I came up with. I thought of the title because Nao is the name of two of the sweetest people I met in Japan - one a boy, one a girl - and they both play in bands on the CD." - Guy Blackman; Chapter Music.

Artist: V/A
Title: Strong Love: Songs Of Gay Liberation 1972-1981
Format: CD
Label: Chapter Music
Country: Australia
Price: $16.00
"Strong Love explores the first wave of openly gay songwriting, emerging after New Yorks Stonewall Riots kickstarted the modern gay rights movement in 1969. It took just a few years for the defiant chanting and interlocked arms of early 70s pride marches to reverberate onto record, and Strong Love begins with the earliest-known example, 1972s "A Gay Song" by London hippie collective Everyone Involved. Across 15 tracks, the compilation takes in disarmingly personal folk, uplifting soul, outsider country and dark synth-rock. But tellingly, none of its songs could be considered well-known. New Yorks Steven Grossman released the first major label album by an openly gay artist in 1974, and Tom Robinson hit the UK Top 20 with the fiery "Glad To Be Gay" in 1978, but these are the exceptions. The coy ambivalence of Lou Reed and David Bowie was about as sexually adventurous as the 1970s music industry got, and most Strong Love artists released their own self-funded recordings in very limited numbers. Unlike their lesbian counterparts, who joined forces to create long-lasting record labels, strong distribution networks and considerable sales figures for artists such as Cris Williamson and Holly Near, gay male musicians in the 1970s existed largely in solitary bubbles. Which doesnt mean they didnt carve out niches of their own. Eccentric one-man band Chris Robison played with the New York Dolls and Elephants Memory, while L.A. glam seducer Smokey saw members of the Stooges and Quiet Riot pass through his backing band. Steven Grossman was covered by Twiggy and Scrumbly & Martin are justifiably infamous for their work with San Francisco drag hippies The Cockettes. Whether known or not, what the songs on Strong Love illustrate is the vision, talent and raw courage that drove 1970s songwriters to sacrifice popular careers for the sake of honesty and self-expression. Compiled by Chapter Musics Guy Blackman, with an evocative introduction from drummer Richard Dworkin (who played with Blackberri and Buena Vista and is one of the few to have witnessed many Strong Love artists firsthand), the album is a powerful tribute to pioneering artists whose music has been neglected for too long." -Chapter Music.

Artist: V/A
Title: Epitaph for a Legend
Format: Double LP
Label: Charly
Country: UK
Price: $36.00
"Formed in Austin, Texas in 1965, the International Artists label is best known for the 13th Floor Elevators hit singles and seminal albums, but the label also released a series of ground-breaking records from such highly-regarded artists as The Red Crayola, Lost & Found, and The Golden Dawn. Epitaph for a Legend is a collection of rarities from the labels catalogue, which Rogers put together in 1980 for a double vinyl release. This enhanced deluxe reissue of the album features in its gatefold inner extensive new notes from The Mole. Jon Savage (of Mojo magazine) has written a new introduction to his fascinating interview with Lelan Rogers from the original release, which now appears as a separate insert." - Charly. Comes on 180 gram vinyl.

Artist: GOLDENROD
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Chartmaker
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Exact repro of this West coast acid psych album recorded in 1969. Goldenrod is the backing band of Darius and the play four meandering prog jams that the Acid Archives took a dump on. But this records a grower." -Chartmaker.

Artist: GIBSON, JON
Title: Two Solo Pieces
Format: LP
Label: Chatham Square
Country: USA
Price: $30.00
Original copies of this 1977 release, in shrink. Number eight on Alan Lichts original "Minimal Top Ten." "CYCLES and UNTITLED are two compositions that represent some of Gibsons work combining elements of structure with elements of improvisation. CYCLES is an environmental, textural piece that is essentially improvised on a constantly shifting seven-note melodic progression in four-part harmony. It explores some of the sound capabilities of the pipe organ by using sustained tones in various groupings, clusters, and stop-settings. UNTITLED is essentially a long melody that repeats and expands upon itself within the framework of a given scale and pitch range. The written score simply indicates the note sequence to be observed. Other musical elements, such as phrasing, articulation, rhythm, tempo, dynamic range, and feeling, are determined spontaneously by the performer, within a general stylistic framework. UNTITLED has also been performed as a duet and a trio." - Chatham Square.
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Artist: JIMMY JUKEBOX
Title: Motor Boat/25 Hours A Day
Format: 7"
Label: Chattahoochee
Country: USA
Price: $7.50
"Fanclub release of Kim Fowleys glitter / glam alter ego. Originally released in 1973."Two solid cuts that will have you dancing on the ceiling...dancing with the feeling!"

Artist: FOSTER, JOE/KELVIN PITTMAN
Title: Split
Format: Cass
Label: Cherried-Out Merch
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"a side each by two former-Super Unity members. You may know Joe (South Koreas flavorite whitey) from his group English. Really awesome/dynamic electronics+sound poetry, nice use of quiet parts and hiss. You may know Kelvin as "the black guy in the Portland Bike Ensemble", but also he is the most talented/interesting saxaphone free improviser in Portland. If you were to try to sell me a tape and tell me it was a dude sitting in your living room playing a sax, I would say no fucking thanks (dont really care for the instrument in most cases). Kelvin is the immaculate exception, trust me. Edition of 98. " - Cherried-Out Merch.

Artist: KEFFER, LESLIE/INCA ORE
Title: Split
Format: Cass
Label: Cherried-Out Merch
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"After I pitched the idea for this tape to Leslie + Eva and they agreed to do it, I felt weird and gay like "oh god, a chick split noise tape, dum", but when I got their masters they worked perfectly together. Nice raw gutter scrape from both. Edition of 100." - Cherried-Out Merch.
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Artist: MY WHOLE HAND WAS WET
Title: Docking
Format: CDR
Label: Cherried-Out Merch
Country: USA
Price: $7.50
"After spending the day in a room with no light watching Golden Girls and Starting Over mix VHS-tapes all day, Sacramento, CAs MWHWW transforms into a horrible manic barf-troll gurgling starkly and proudly while fighting with water-proof radios and skipping cds. This is truly something special and unique. With artwork by Mr. My Whole Hand himself, its packaging is printed COMPLETELY TRANSPARENT in a jewel case w/ an 8-page booklet and tray card and a silk-screened disk. Edition of 100. " - Cherried-Out Merch.

Artist: WARMTH
Title: Michi-Gone-Again
Format: Cass
Label: Cherried-Out Merch
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"the artist formerly known as Roxanne Jean Polise eloquently barfs up a rich haze of psychedelic/opiate combo-style, sounds like a really fucked string quartet in some spots. Edition of 90." - Cherried-Out Merch.

Artist: U.S. GIRLS
Title: Kankakee Memories
Format: 7"
Label: Cherry Burger
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"English is my mother tongue but this Italian guy I found on Myspace has put it better than I could: "Your sound is primitive, essential and very good." U.S. Girls doesnt need you to know more than that. She is a girl making music in her bathroom on a cold Chicago (now Philly) night." - Cherry Burger. Previous release on Siltbreeze.
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Artist: DEVIANTS, THE
Title: Ptooff!
Format: LP
Label: Cherry Red
Country: UK
Price: $33.00
"Classic LP by Ladbroke Grove counterculture proto-Punks the Deviants. Founded by legendary counter-culture figure Mick Farren and Russell Hunter and inspired by The Fugs, the Deviants were first of the anarchic groups to emerge from the Ladbroke Grove area of London. Two years before Hawkwind burst on to the underground scene, the Deviants were preaching revolution and creating their own form of musical anarchy. Ptooff! was the bands classic debut album, originally released in 1967 and only available by mail order from the pages of International Times. Resplendent in a lavish fold out sleeve and with liner note by John Peel, the record caused a sensation, one of the first truly independent British rock albums to be released. This edition restores the original foldout poster artwork and has been re-mastered from the original master tapes." -Cherry Red.
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Artist: FANKHAUSER, MERRELL & HMS BOUNTY
Title: (Girl) Im Waiting For You/Im Flying Home
Format: 7"
Label: Cherry Red
Country: UK
Price: $8.00
Warehouse find of 1968 recordings issued in 1985. New/unplayed copies.
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Artist: FIVE OR SIX
Title: Acting On Impulse
Format: CD
Label: Cherry Red
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"A timely retrospective of one of the less heralded groups of the classic Cherry Red era of the early eighties but one in whom interest is growing. Musically akin to such contemporaries as Wire and This Heat, Five or Six had the distinction of providing the opening track (Portrait) to Cherry Red¹s historic Pillows and Prayers compilation and this little masterpiece is duly featured on this Best Of collection. Also featured are such stellar singles as Another Reason (produced by the late and very legendary Kevin Coyne) and Polar Exposure and also the outstanding cuts from their impossibly rare and greatly sought after Spanish import album, Play Me That Song That Goes Yeah, Yeah, Yeah. After the group disbanded, its members went on to a multifarious range of artistic occupations, such as members of Spring Heel Jack, the Shock Headed Peters, at Factory Records and 4AD Records and in the drama department of the BBC." - Cherry Red

Artist: STACK WADDY
Title: s/t
Format: CD
Label: Cherry Red
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"Cherry Red is delighted to announce the release of another classic album from John Peels Dandelion Records catalogue, 1971s self-titled Stack Waddy, a raucous four-piece from Manchester. Peel had first seen the band at the Buxton Blues Festival in September 1969. Their performance made a big impression, and a first single, Kentucky/Roadrunner, was released just under a year later in August 1970, they soon became Peels favorite band on the label. Raw, rockin power bottled in 1971 and unleashed again here! On stage they were loud, aggressive, fairly pissed and remarkably unsubtle, as befitted musicians who were often forced to supplement their meager gig money by working days on construction sites. Their frustrations and energies were poured into music that it was impossible to ignore. In fact, you were better off not to try to ignore it because one of the many Stack Waddy atrocity stories has John Knail (lead singer) jumping off-stage to beat to the floor a man who was paying more attention to his lady than to the band. As the late John Peel OBE said Stackwaddy were absolutely incorrigible, everything a rock n roll band should be." - Cherry Red

Artist: SUN DIAL
Title: Other Way Out
Format: LP
Label: Cherry Red
Country: UK
Price: $32.00
"When GARY ROMANs neo-psychedelic SUN DIALl debuted in 1990 with Other Way Out, it was almost unanimously lauded by fans and press. Taking the late sixties psychedelic approach of bands like Led Zeppelin, Hendrix and the Beatles, the LP sounded like one of the great lost albums from that era. The instrumentation was also a throwback to the period with crisp electric guitar backed by Turkish talking drums, bamboo flute, and Tibetan bells. Now, 20 years after the albums release, it is still cited as a neo-psych classic." -Cherry Red

Artist: TEENAGE JESUS & THE JERKS
Title: Shut Up and Bleed
Format: CD
Label: Cherry Red
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"The seminal no-wave band Teenage and Jesus and The Jerks were lead by primal screamer and guitarist Lydia Lunch, an individual who has fought her artistic way through the decades, always true to her own vision and always brutally honest. In early 1978, artist and producer Brian Eno attended a series of shows put on to benefit the Artists Space in Soho and influenced Island Records to finance an anthology LP featuring the four strongest bands -- Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, The Contortions, Mars and DNA. The resulting recording, entitled No New York and produced by Eno, remains as one of the most impressive and extraordinarily bold debuts of the time. Here we compiled all Teenage Jesus and The Jerks recordings, alongside some NEVER previously released live material. Simultaneous to Teenage Jesus, Lunch formed Beirut Slump, released one single and recorded an albums worth of material, which is also included on this remarkable release." - Cherry Red

Artist: TEENAGE JESUS & THE JERKS
Title: Shut Up And Bleed
Format: LP
Label: Cherry Red
Country: UK
Price: $33.00
"Formed by underground music gurus Lydia Lunch and James Chance in 1976, Teenage Jesus flourished in an underground scene that eschewed the commercialization, triteness and idiocy of punk, dominated (particularly in the USA) by bands that, despite being decidedly marginalized, in some ways just wanted to have fun and get wasted on a Saturday night. Teenage Jesus and the Jerks were not about having fun. It was about nihilism and confrontation, about ripping mainstream society to shreds and dancing on its grave. The music, if you will, was more of a means to an end, almost a metaphor for how at odds the members felt with mainstream society, and it was this forceful message preached by this new prophet (the Teenage Jesus) that has spoken to the past three decades of disillusioned youth. These twenty-one tracks taken from their brief time together (1977-1979) represent the bulk of their recorded material, including the bands earliest material (recorded in Soho in NYC 1977, when James Chance was still in the band), their first single (Orphans/Less Of Me, 1978), their second single (Baby Doll/Freud In Flop/Race Mixing), songs from the Pink EP, produced by Robert Quine of the Voidoids, songs that appeared on the legendary 1978 No New York compilation, etc." - Cherry Red.

Artist: TIMES, THE
Title: Pop Goes Art!
Format: LP
Label: Cherry Red
Country: UK
Price: $33.00
"Side project of Television Personalities guitar player Ed Ball and singer Dan Treacy, only here Ball does vocals and Treacy plays guitar. The Times was Balls own brilliant mod homage to the whole Carnaby Street scene. Pop Goes Art! was also the first release on Treacy and Balls Whaam! label, and featured the hilarious Ray Davies-influenced I Helped Patrick McGoohan Escape (Patrick McGoohan, of course, being the doomed star of the T.V. series The Prisoner), Miss London and other forgotten classics." - Cherry Red
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Artist: V/A
Title: Miniatures One + Two
Format: Double CD
Label: Cherry Red
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
"Featuring artists as diverse as The Residents, Robert Fripp, XTCs Andy Partridge, Pete Seeger, Robert Wyatt and The Pretenders Martin Chambers, as well as cover artwork contributed by Ralph Steadman, Morgan Fishers 1980 release Miniatures truly was a first. Overwhelmed with concepts for potential releases, Fisher decided to see how many of these ideas he might be able to squeeze onto just one album. Rather than performing everything himself, he invited 50 musicians he admired to send in tracks of up to one minute in length. They responded with unanimous enthusiasm, and Miniatures was born out of Morgans precise editing and sequencing of these tracks, providing a unique snapshot of the cutting-edge music of the period and achieving legendary status amongst those who cherish such creativity and individuality in the process. Fast forward 15 years, several projects and the development of new realms of communication and data transfer afforded by the internet, and Morgan decided the time was right for a sequel. Little did he know that this project would take six years to complete and involve an international cast of players (taking in 18 countries across five continents), but it proved truly worth both the effort and the wait. The astounding Miniatures 2 brings together over 60 musicians and artists of all genres -- the bizarre, the eccentric, the contemplative, the rebel-rousers, the pioneers and the philosophers and no stone was left unturned in its creation. As with the original album, one minute creations were composed, then sequenced and edited by Morgan, again meeting with rave reviews and an acknowledgement that Fisher had produced something both original and vital to those with any interest in music existing outside the mainstream. Comprising both legendary tiny masterpiece collections, this new set brings together all one hundred and thirteen tracks (yes, 113!) in one two-disc collection for the first time, freshly boosted and tweaked for 2008. New artwork and sleeve-notes have also been provided by Morgan himself." - Cherry Red. Artists include: The Residents, Robert Wyatt, Fred Frith, Lol Coxhill, Steve Miller, Robert Fripp, Ron Geesin, Ralph Steadman, Trevor Wishart, Ivor Cutle, Metabolist, Gavin Bryars, 1/2 Japanese, David Cunningham (The Flying Lizards), Etron Fou Leloublan, Terry Riley, Meredith Monk, David Cunningham, & Moondog (Louis Hardin).

Artist: V/A
Title: Perspectives and Distortion
Format: CD
Label: Cherry Red
Country: UK
Price: $8.00
“Although “Pillows and Prayers” is the best-known sampler of the label, its precursor “Perspectives and Distortions” (1981) includes many non-Cherry Red artists, which makes it very interesting. In fact, when I bought this compilation in 1981, it was a stunning overview of British experimental rock/pop/alterntive music, played by loads of people Id never heard of… and a few (like Robert Fripp) that I knew. Time tells us that experimental music can often date really quickly, but most of the music on this comp doesnt. It holds together beautifully, which is surprising because putting arch punks like the Virgin Prunes and Mark Perry in with Kevin Coyne and Robert Fripp, for instance, seems quite out there. Still a lot of names here that I don’t know/remember (A.Tent, the Lemon Kittens), but Matt Johnson (soon to be The The) and Eyeless in Gaza became crucial listening. Listen to it today, and you too might be inspired to check out some new names.” Totally uncommercial music which bordered on the Avant Garde; Outsider Music before anyone thought up the name." - Lion. Features CLAIRE THOMAS and SUSAN VEZEY (STORM BUGS), MATT JOHNSON, VIRGIN PRUNES, LOL COXHILL, LEMON KITTENS, EYELESS IN GAZA, KEVIN COYNE, MARK PERRY, BEN WATT, TWO DAUGHTERS, KEVIN HARRISON, THOMAS LEER, FIVE OR SIX, MORGAN FISCHER, ROBERT FRIPP, A TENT and DAVID JACKMAN (ORGANUM).

Artist: IBRAHIM/DOLLAR BRAND, ABDULLAH
Title: The Journey
Format: LP
Label: Chiaroscuro
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"South African pianist and composer Abdullah Ibrahim (aka Dollar Brand) featuring Hamiet Bluiett (baritone sax) and Don Cherry (trumpet). Exact repro, originally released in 1977." -Chiaroscuro.

Artist: BUMMER ROAD, THE
Title: Rural Dimensions
Format: CDR
Label: Child Of Microtones
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"5 trax - wahbez / star wanderer / moon mermaids / outer realms / how much is enough? manufactured by hand in an edition of 99 with hand painted covers and mini poetry book. design in the style of "suncatcher mountain" disc."
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Artist: BUMMER ROAD, THE
Title: Suncatcher Mountain
Format: CDR
Label: Child Of Microtones
Country: USA
Price: $17.50
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Artist: LANE, WILLIE
Title: Recliner Ragas
Format: CDR
Label: Child Of Microtones
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
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Artist: MV & EE
Title: Alpha Lyre
Format: LP
Label: Child of Microtones
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
Silkscreened textured jackets. Edition of 600. "i was feeling rockets all the time when we were creating and listening to this record. sometimes they were bottle rockets, imaginary rockets, estes, space crafts and gimongous star machines that haven’t been built yet. more importantly i was feeling stages, secondary...tertiary…beyond growth. definitely alotta triangulation with the “eye” and geometric eye in the sky -> always liftoff/ground, fruit/roots. ∞ philosophies. those kinda sounds often bless our head to remind us heads, they peak and peek out of the spectra as explosions. hopefully that translates for you, it will if you are that kind. maybe dig it in headphones if at first you dont succeed. in many ways this LP represents the cosmic fire of orgasm. we waited for a long time…" - matt valentine, maximum arousal farm (vermont 2014) "Some people have a hard time picking sides, not me, not here: Ill take the flip. It starts high on the crazy horse, all gallop and fuzz, and begins to fray in the most glorious way. When the tambourine starts to shake, the jam goes to shambles — they coulda let it in, coulda make some rock heroism out of it, but they let it soak, standing outside, staring through the window as the storm rages on. Its one of those moments that makes it real clear why MV&EE end up on bills with boundary pushers as often as mellow jammers. Of course, matt and erika being who they are and doing what they do, bring it back home, nice and comfortable like a loaned drug rug on a cold night, with some song stylings that showcase finger picking and ghostly harmonies and that inimitable sirens wail of EEs slide. Ive got plenty of shelf space given over to the road ramblings of the various incarnations of their band, but the studio outings are always something special, and this one gets better with every spin." - peter meehan/lucky peach (NYC 2014) "brother...uve outdone yrself on the alpha...this is one of the best sounding records ive heard in forever...yve taken it all to another plane...wow...spectra-4-life…" - matthew "doc" dunn (the wolfking of TO)

Artist: VALENTINE, MATT & ERIKA ELDER
Title: Heroine Celestial Agriculture
Format: CDR
Label: Child of Microtones
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
C.C. Melotone > In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town (10:54) b/w Canned Heat Blues (26:27). 8 all analog recorded cds containing a different take of each composition from the Lunar Blues release with LONG organic outros of deep psychedelia exclusive to each disc, all with unreleased b-sides not available elsewhere. Some of the rarest Child of Microtones ever issued and the mv&ee medicine show at their finest featuring stellar appearances from many guests." - Child of Microtones. Vol 1 of 8.
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Artist: VALENTINE, MATT & ERIKA ELDER MEDICINE SHOW
Title: The Sun Catcher Blossoms A Nova.. Rural Ragas Volume 3
Format: CDR
Label: Child Of Microtones
Country: USA
Price: $17.50
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Artist: VALENTINE, MATT/ERIKA ELDER/GABRIEL WALSH
Title: The Tempatation To Zoology
Format: DVDR
Label: Child Of Microtones
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"A short film by Matt Valentine, Erika Elder and Gabriel Walsh (2003/20 minutes) (COM 15). An incredible myth of things seen in the skysea concerning an animal so human and its transfiguration during a journey to the trysting place of an aeon - Starring Dredd Foole, pi, mv, ee, Samara Lubelski, P.G. Six, Barry Weisblat, Alan Licht, Greg Anderson, Joshua Burkett, Noah Wall, Cynthia Meadows, Nouri Zander, Gabe Walsh, Pegasus, Boletus & Richy Midnight. Music by The MV&EE Medicine Show with Mr. & Mrs. Kuck. DVD-R issued in unbleached digipaks with a mini book of mvs 3 part zoology fable narrated (with some parts sung) by Dredd Foole in the film. Handwritten spines, stamping, VERY limited supplies issued in an edition of 99 copies." - COM.
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Artist: CHORA
Title: Ruined Parabola
Format: LP
Label: Chironex
Country: France
Price: $27.00
"A huge seventeen-minute blast kicks off side one with Gamelan-inspired percussion and metallic drones. The rich and expansive sound feels like the scouts of a storm have amassed with invisible bodies among the bones of a weathered shipyard. Warm tones ebb in cycles, while the percussion thins and a strangled horn blasts a Fire-styled cry. Vocals holler at a ghostly distance. Chimes and cymbals are met with thudding, hard wooden knocks. The end draws near with elongated guitar tones that add a sense of arid landscape to what originally feels like a nautical storm. Violent, caustic, organic noise and improvised calamity. Instruments twist and arch in suffocating formations." -Chironex

Artist: LE DRAPEAU NOIR
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Chironex
Country: France
Price: $27.00
"This dream project of European improvised music-an octet comprised of members of HUNTER GRACCHUS, CHORA, and PART WILD HORSES MANE ON BOTH SIDES-should get Euro-sceptics lathered. Rambling cacophony erupts in big-band formations, with the sound sitting somewhere between various Jooklo projects and the sprawling insanity of The A Band. Multicultural folk influences are strong; East / West primitivism escapes the vacuum of the trivial object, forging live and simmering performances." -Chironex
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Artist: ZASHIKI-WARASHI
Title: Fog Fluid
Format: CDR
Label: Chironex
Country: France
Price: $12.00
Solo release from Carter Thornton (Enos Slaughter, Izititiz, Pigeons...) - edition of 80 copies in sewn, mesh packaging.

Artist: ALVARIUS B
Title: Burmese Military Mandolin
Format: 7"
Label: Chocolate Monk
Country: UK
Price: $6.00
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Artist: AXOLOTL
Title: Prophetic Ass
Format: CDR
Label: Chocolate Monk
Country: UK
Price: $10.00
"New psych damaged batch of nocturnal hookum from Karl Bauer. Zoned out crackling, tones and sweet SK-1 blowout all brewed up into a sweet load of tingling psychic non-songs and grot beats." -Chocolate Monk

Artist: BLITHE SONS
Title: Rooms
Format: CD-R
Label: Chocolate Monk
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"so most of the gamulas are used to hearing glenn donaldson & loren chasse knee deep in mud & insect droppings while the wind blows and the birds sing, but this release is the first by the Jewelled Antler boys to be recorded indoors.  a live track recorded in sacremento and the other recorded in the "sun room".  musically similar to their previous releases, creeping musics, late night head lick." - Chocolate Monk
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Artist: BLOOD STEREO
Title: For Heavy Lung
Format: CDR
Label: Chocolate Monk
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"A one night only 5-piece when we were joined by Julian Bradley, Neil Campbell and Sticky Foster in Leeds. Just what you would hope for, tape loops, drone, vocal damage, confused percussion, reeds etc. A ten legged brew-up." - Chocolate Monk.

Artist: BLOOD STEREO
Title: Little Creeper
Format: CDR
Label: Chocolate Monk
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"Recorded live at Resonance FM. Full on duo in kick back mode, trying to burrow out of the airwaves into the listeners spine via tapes, voice, violin, oscillators, percussion and various other junk. A very pleasant magnetic headache. " - Chocolate Monk.

Artist: BLOOD STEREO
Title: Live at Sonic Protest
Format: CD-R
Label: Chocolate Monk
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
⿿Blood Stereo featuring Professor Dylan Nyoukis, Karen Constance and Milche Grand invaded the stage and spat a half-hour of pure sonic bliss. They offered an onslaught of ⿿hydrostatic⿿ sounds that made both my constipation and blood circulation problems avoid the need for any form of homeopathy.⿝  Hicham Chadly, Blastitude.com Joined by Milche Grand (Chrome Hoof), this is a mangled/remixed recording of the Blood Stereo show at Sonic Protest Festival in paris in 2004. - Chocolate Monk

Artist: BLOOD STEREO
Title: The Trunk Is Flexed
Format: CDR
Label: Chocolate Monk
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"A late night whiskey jam with brain bent serenades.  Nyoukis & Constance joined by Caroline Lewis (PSKB) and southern ladies man Billy Taylor (ex-Melted Men, ex-TL&SiLA)." - Chocolate Monk.

Artist: BLOOD STEREO/MOYSK EN CHIMYSER
Title: Split
Format: CDR
Label: Chocolate Monk
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"Super split. Belgian learning disabilites duo Moysk en Chimyser produce some wondrous low brow scum/shit noise, elbow deep in patch cords and cheap beer. Blood Stereo get all bent out of shape and try to explain the sounds of tape machines dying. This is xerox psychedelia." - Chocolate Monk.

Artist: BRADLEY, JULIAN
Title: Heel intercom
Format: CD-R
Label: Chocolate Monk
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"all new solo recordings from Julian Bradley of Vibracathedral Orchestra..  30+ minues of late night electric-tape loop whatsist?  a subtle brain massage with hidden huh?!" - Chocolate Monk

Artist: CAMPBELL, NEIL & JOHN CLYDE-EVANS
Title: Live At Transmission Gallery, Glasgow
Format: CDR
Label: Chocolate Monk
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"Recorded 22 November 1998 this is a bliss blister of cello, violin, tapes and voice. Like some shortwave radio broadcast straight from the porch, the duo conjuer up Sticky Foster as a ghost presence. Karen Constance done did the artwork. You needs it." - Chocolate Monk.

Artist: CROSSBREED
Title: We Dont Need A Pain!
Format: CDR
Label: Chocolate Monk
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"Rie Lambdoll & Mayuko are a Japanese female duo from Osaka, performing their own style of electronic drone noise, heavy flowing. "We direct to fault of the cloudy society, listen to lifes scream, catch the feels from bottom of our soul, and makeem beautiful sounds. We active as crossbred for everything..." - Chocolate Monk.

Artist: DECAER PINGA
Title: Plate Of Failure
Format: CDR
Label: Chocolate Monk
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"2 tracks. 1 is a high orbit clutter mong out with DP joined by Sticky Foster, the whole touchy/feely racket is mixed into putrid mindloaf by one Bad Ronald. Track 2 is a twilight gurner, lubricated sound collage with guests voices (including Hitomi Arimoto broadcasting truth!)." - Chocolate Monk.

Artist: DECAER PINGA
Title: The Brown Mouth Downer
Format: CDR
Label: Chocolate Monk
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"DP 5tet of Dylan Nyoukis & Dora Doll with Karen Constance (smack music 7), Rhian Thompson (ckdh) and Drew Demeter (withdrawal method) recorded in Edinburgh in 2004. A snippet from a sweaty ear rot session rescued from Demeters erase button finger." - Chocolate Monk.

Artist: DIRECTING HAND
Title: A Old Soul At The Helm
Format: CDR
Label: Chocolate Monk
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"Alex Neilson is the UKs kid thunder, who may be known to you for playing drums in  Jandeks band or being one half of Beating Stars with Richard Youngs, but Directing Hand is his own free form  handshake. All kinds of joyous clatter in this baby.  Guests players include Christina Carter." - Chocolate Monk.
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Artist: GAS SHEPERDS
Title: s/t
Format: CDR
Label: Chocolate Monk
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"These uk primitives are drooling. Salivating some wild liquids, most probably brought on from licking a finish mushroom, or toad. Bedroom plucking, strange clank and paranoid electricity. Its enough to send you back to the cave, asshole." - Chocolate Monk.

Artist: GIFFONI, CARLOS
Title: The Last Analogue Session
Format: CDR
Label: Chocolate Monk
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"Mr Monotracts final analogue throw up is a Chimo paste dripping brain tangle.  Recorded in Bushwick in 2002, here we hear Carlos stumble into broken electronic/radio confussion, and emerge the other end with some kind of sonic afro." - Chocolate Monk.

Artist: GLAMOROUS PAT
Title: Starer
Format: CDR
Label: Chocolate Monk
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"New recordings by the glitter coated pin-up/numbskull/genius.  Amazing all over the place sonic ear hate.  Highly recommended. ⿿....you need to change, and actually be more intense and real instead of some character of a character who just sits around and goes bwaaaaaaaaaaah........and you need to learn how to draw, and play some instruments, and how to be human, in stead of a cool monster, and i think your music should be funnier and you need stage presence sorry but you r last two performances can kiss a dick, I mean they were so boring, you were just standing there blasting noise, woooooooooo. Ultimately no one out side of a hand full of people dont care,⿝ - hate mail to pat from an old boyfriend." - Chocolate Monk.

Artist: GREEN MIST
Title: Attack Of The Centipedes
Format: CDR
Label: Chocolate Monk
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"One Man Band of Dallas K playing dissected walkmans with guitar strings, tongue and fingers. Electricity improvised, heathen style. "My mouth tastes like batteries." - Chocolate Monk.

Artist: KELLEY, GREG
Title: 1 Hour As Something That Didnt Turn Out The Way I Intended It
Format: CDR
Label: Chocolate Monk
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
⿿Another exercise in failure. Spring 2003: With assistance from Vic Rawlings, I fill my room at Club Awesome in Somerville MA w/ electric keyboards, synth, a small organ and set them all for drone. A radio plays static. Record to MD, output MD through my stereo for low feedback. An electric fan is aimed at the microphone for the distorted vintage 78 effect (rpm, not the year). Vic bowed a single cello note at some point and a cymbal was scraped. The intent: record in mono for 2 hours, communicate with the dead. After 1 hour, I couldnt take it any more. My intended "Two hours as..." is now "One hour as..." I fussed over it for a while. Its kind of boring. I like boring, but... Late Winter 2004: I must do something with this recording. I decide to look backwards into the archives... January 8, 2000: I send out a call to arms: Meet me at Twisted Village Records, Cambridge MA at 8pm. Its Scelsis birthday and we will play a memorial drone for him. The call was met by Oliver Alden, Mike Bullock, James Baumgartner, Seth Cluett, James Coleman, David Dougan, David Gross, Tatsuya Nakatani, Howard Stelzer, Bhob Rainey, Vic Rawlings. Some automatic instruments played themselves. Others may have been there, but I dont remember. And you cant really hear them anyway. Back to Late Winter 2004: I record a new track onto my 4 track in my bedroom in Allston MA. Trumpet and radio static. (DJ Screws ghost inhabited my 4 track near the end of this track.) Then I record a burning guitar solo for the end of my new and improved "One hour as..." The mono drone, the Scelsi tribute band, the trumpet/radio track and the HOTT guitar track are all mixed down from 4 track to MD under the influence of Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout. A vocal intro and headphone feedback interruptions are then added. The task is complete. Its a bloodbath. What have I done?⿝

Artist: LEXIE MOUNTAIN
Title: Stone Shit Unicorn
Format: CDR
Label: Chocolate Monk
Country: UK
Price: $10.00
"The mighty Ms Mountain, Baltimores Queen of Tape Hiss and swagger squats down and lays another fine egg of head scratch. Lowbrow tape collage of all her chops, from backyard jam band to psychic accapella damage to ear/soul laceration and further still. All executed in her own street-level avant thug style. Like the sacred mushroom this will take you beyond mangled." -Chocolate Monk

Artist: MOKINOX
Title: Im Your Chair
Format: CD-R
Label: Chocolate Monk
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"Sonic Youth cabin boy Chris Habib gushing out audio tourettes with electronics and voice garble. Word on the street has it that he wheezed this baby out while wearing a full adult sized frog costume, no shit." - Chocolate Monk

Artist: MONGOLOID MEN
Title: From The Void
Format: CDR
Label: Chocolate Monk
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"For one night only the Mongoloid Men (connelly, olson, young and nyoukis) came lurching into a brighton basement. Cheap beer and indian food in their stomachs, beards and hair full of hash smoke. A swarm of metallic insects shitting debris into ears of those who attended. Horrible, horrible noise." - Chocolate Monk.

Artist: NYOUKIS, DYLAN
Title: norse fungi festivus
Format: CD-R
Label: Chocolate Monk
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"Recorded in preperation for the No Fun Fest, "Norse Fungi Festivus" is a manky  live piece for voice and prepared tape,, heavily delayed & lubed tonsils  sending out throat claw signals... crivens!!!" - Chocolate Monk

Artist: NYOUKIS, DYLAN
Title: Owl Tapes
Format: CDR
Label: Chocolate Monk
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"Two solo pieces for voice and reel to reels (well one also has oscillator), plus one interlude. Includes the first ever solo live joint. Like if Terry Riley had down syndrome when he hooked up his time-lag accumulator." - Chocolate Monk.

Artist: POLLY SHANG KUAN BAND
Title:
Format: CDR
Label: Chocolate Monk
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"karen lollypops ever changing female outsider puff. two live pieces here by the first line up from 2001, a 5 piece which featured japanese writer akira kuroda. this release gave aaron dilloway flame in his teeth." - Chocolate Monk.

Artist: POLLY SHANG KUAN BAND
Title: Eye Of Horus
Format: CD-R
Label: Chocolate Monk
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"The second PSKB release, and the first to feature the three piece line-up of the last year.  Really full on screamer of crunked up live recordings, non-fidelity satanic ear blister." - Chocolate Monk

Artist: POLLY SHANG KUAN BAND
Title: For The Blood
Format: CDR
Label: Chocolate Monk
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"Latest hookum from the outsider aural ugsters. Joyous, hysterical, broken, fucked up primitive, drunken speaker invasion. PSKB laugh in Deaths face and spit into the eye sockets of skulls." - Chocolate Monk.

Artist: PRICK DECAY & T. MOORE
Title: Electricity Vs. Insects
Format: 7"
Label: Chocolate Monk
Country: UK
Price: $6.00
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Artist: RUNZELSTIRN & GURGELSTOCK/DECAER PINGA
Title: Omiting The Troll
Format: CDR
Label: Chocolate Monk
Country: UK
Price: $12.00

Artist: RUSSELL, BRUCE
Title: Toy Walkie Talkie
Format: 7"
Label: Chocolate Monk
Country: UK
Price: $6.00
"heir sideburns (dead c) conjours no nonsense neck ache in a toys R us stylee. semen vinyl." - Chocolate Monk.
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Artist: SHIMADA, NAOMI
Title: Starlight Express
Format: CDR
Label: Chocolate Monk
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
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Artist: SKATERS
Title: Pavilionous Miracles Of Circular Facet Dice
Format: CDR
Label: Chocolate Monk
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"Everybodys favourite cave people deliver another crud encrusted diamond.  Over an hour of cracked throat wave insanity.  A dark, smoke filled room, some lungs, and more smoke.  Their best and  most crazed release yet. Fucking wild!" - Chocolate Monk.
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Artist: SPECTRE FONE
Title: Newsday Long Island for Nipsey Russell
Format: CDR
Label: Chocolate Monk
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"New solo smooch from Pete Nolan (Magik markers/Virgin eye Blood Brothers) letting out some primitive apartment style electronic/raga strangeness." - Chocolate Monk.

Artist: SUPREME REALITY
Title: Universal Rundle
Format: CD-R
Label: Chocolate Monk
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"Anne Eickelberg (TFUL282) and her two man bitches Rich Wells and Scott Simmons perform north west conjure music, too much coffee and lack of direction lead the listener into a non-nonsensical chase scene, featuring bad leather jackets." - Chocolate Monk

Artist: TAPE SALAD
Title: Each Banana Is Unique
Format: CDR
Label: Chocolate Monk
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"Anders Artentoft (Bohman Family/Bimbo Sons) squats and lays a super Copenhagen retard style egg. Full on special needs anti-music with tiny face melt." - Chocolate Monk.

Artist: TAURPIS TULA
Title: Steel Rods Bruise Butterflies
Format: CDR
Label: Chocolate Monk
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"This first recording as a trio (Heather and David Leigh are joined by Alex Neilson on drums) is a full on sonic avalanche. A wild exorcism, baby." - Chocolate Monk.

Artist: U.S. GIRLS
Title: Gravel Days
Format: CDR
Label: Chocolate Monk
Country: UK
Price: $10.00
"Meghan Remy continues her one woman crusade to drain all humankind of bad blood and garbage, refilling our boots with hissed out affection while dousing us in white thunder. Hear the sound of a skull full of quartz being pounded by tiny yet powerful hands and listen to her inveigling vocals, the kind of thing Phil Spector hears in his pill poping nightmares. Note to Prog logs, this baby is a short and sweet slide (19mins)." -Chocolate Monk. Previous release on Siltbreeze.
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Artist: V/A
Title: From The Lips Of Lepers
Format: CDR
Label: Chocolate Monk
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"Gloriously bent compilation of tape manpulation/loop madness/whatever with John Wiese, Ashtray Navigations, Justin Meyers, Ones, Smack Music 7, Julian Bradley, Luke Younger, Green Mist, Neil Campbell, Aaron Dilloway, Shakeeb Abu Hamdan, Dylan Nyoukis, Skaters, Sisprum Vish & Gas Shepherds." - Chocolate Monk.

Artist: V/A
Title: Swissotic Commune Document
Format: Cass
Label: Chocolate Monk
Country: UK
Price: $6.00
"eb.er compiled ass/mind magic w/ runzelsturn & gurgelstock, sudden infant, d. phillips, fear of god, wash your brain & others." - Chocolate Monk.
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Artist: V/A
Title: Swissotic Commune Document
Format: CDR
Label: Chocolate Monk
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"eb.er compiled ass/mind magic w/ runzelsturn & gurgelstock, sudden infant, d. phillips, fear of god, wash your brain & others." - Chocolate Monk.

Artist: V/A
Title: White Music
Format: CDR
Label: Chocolate Monk
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
With Smack Music 7, Golden Calves, J Bradley & Neil Campbell, and Damian Bisciglia & Dylan Nyoukis.

Artist: WOODEN WAND & THE VANISHING VOICE
Title: Angel Hair
Format: CDR
Label: Chocolate Monk
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"face tripping you since the golden calves went up in a puff of rink-smoke? then worry not as many of the players from that stinkship are back with wooden wand & the vanishing voice. the spirit is there but the skulls are way more warped, like ESP-folkies pulling on the hate chain." - Chocolate Monk.

Artist: WORKBENCH
Title: Live From The American Snake Machine
Format: CD-R
Label: Chocolate Monk
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"Mike Bernstein (Double Leopards) serves up some black electric goo. A humming attack on ghosts, full on primitive ear confusion from NYCs king of bearded wha?" - Chocolate Monk

Artist: YEH, C. SPENCER
Title: The Strangler
Format: CDR
Label: Chocolate Monk
Country: UK
Price: $10.00
"Spencer is one wanted cowboy, so he makes more records than most have nosehairs. And many are droney records, which as all record nerds secretly know, are about as tough to lay hands on as your own boogers. But whenever he slides off into the uncharted desert like this, its worth extra attention. Carefully sculpted audio ping pong games are played with scatological rasberry sounds. Toilets flush, wind whistles, straw bubbles spew, Donald Duck talks to you on a fritzed cb radio, and bits of a strangled laugh track flop like dead fish. Go further into the dunes, and skeletal, all-thumbs acoustic guitar licks start to be circled by esophageal vultures who attack the spiney dead. Yessir, lets get lost." - Angela Sawyer, Weirdo Records

Artist: YKEO
Title: Clot Too Brown
Format: CD-R
Label: Chocolate Monk
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"Pretty boy Daniel Mitha serves up a diamond noise goiter. Arcade game cut-up hookum meets candle lit face drill romance.  Dedicated to his future ex-wives 16 Bitch Pile-Up." - Chocolate Monk

Artist: V/A
Title: Patchouli & Echoes
Format: Double CDR
Label: Chocolate Monk/Beast 777
Country: Uk/Japan
Price: $18.00
"finally in orbit, this is a hot smoocher with the beast people, universal indians, the mini-systems, the beserk metro quartet, ron of japan, blowhole & the climax golden twins, un, the lidz, tight white, malta, s*t*a*r, pork queen, points of friction, paekong mae, tower recordings, shadow ring, inca eyeball, gernols ( reynols plays germs), anti-nephi-lehis, musica transonic, kitten sparkles, don bolles and ex CGB, die todliche doris, beautiful music co, damian bisciglia, space machine, ashtray navigations. compiled, mixed and remixed by hitomi arimoto, don bolles and dylan nyoukis." - Chocolate Monk.
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Artist: BISHOP & W. DAVID OLIPHANT, SIR RICHARD
Title: Beyond All Defects
Format: CD
Label: Chodpa Media
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"This CD is the first in a series from Sir Richard Bishop & W. David Oliphant. It was composed and recorded live in the studio in Phoenix, AZ in December of 2011. The sonic landscapes presented here find their origins in Tibet, and are heavily inspired by Tibetan Buddhism -- specifically the body of teachings known as Dzogchen. Many of the musical ideas for this project were literally derived from dreams the night before they were created. The remaining ideas were formed centuries ago. Sir Richard Bishop plays acoustic guitar throughout. Often detuned, bowed, and beaten, the guitar was "treated" by Oliphant during the live recording process. SRB also provided audio from field recordings he captured in India. WDO used a variety of computer software with a midi controller to create all the other sounds. All tracks were captured in real-time, direct to disk." - Chodpa Media.

Artist: BURNING STAR CORE
Title: Physical Culture
Format: 3" CDR
Label: Chondritic Sound
Country: USA
Price: $7.50
"93 copies - one long creeper from my favorite violinist (none of that on this release though). total doom and gloom, recorded in a tunnel or some other dank place. frightening! another release for Chondritic is in the works, but more on that later.." - Chondritic Sound.
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Artist: HIVE MIND
Title: Metallic Thaumaturgy
Format: CDR
Label: Chondritic Sound
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
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Artist: HIVE MIND & JOHN WIESE
Title: s/t
Format: 10"
Label: Chondritic Sound
Country: USA
Price: $14.00

Artist: WORKBENCH
Title: Synapse Transit
Format: 3" CDR
Label: Chondritic Sound
Country: USA
Price: $8.50

Artist: ASHLEY/WALTER MARCHETTI, ROBERT
Title: Oct. 25th, 2001: Merkin Concert Hall, NYC
Format: Double LP
Label: Choose
Country: Germany
Price: $55.00
"Back in 2001, Thomas Buckner organized a series of concerts at Merkin Hall in New York City. The idea was to have a contemporary classic composer inviting another composer, a kind of alter-ego, to perform together. When Robert Ashley, whose concert was considered the peak of the whole series of events, decided to invite his old friend Walter Marchetti, it was immediately clear that there would have been something unforgettable going on. The night of October 25th, 2001, the audience at the Merkin Hall had the privilege of being present at one of the more dense, intimate and breathtaking sonic events in contemporary music history. Sides A and B include the live rendering of two Walter Marchetti sound works previously issued on CD by Alga Marghen. A 25-minute excerpt of Nei Mari del Sud. Musica in Secca and one painful variation from De Musicorum Infelicitate. The performance of those tape pieces was conceived as an action theatre event, the first concert of the legendary Italian composer in the States after more than 30 years! Side C includes the recording of Robert Ashleys Yes, But Is It Edible?, a composition for piano and voice dedicated to Thomas Buckner who performs it with the composer. This 27:30 min long piece is a true masterpiece, with Robert Ashley introducing us to creation and coincidence, space and time, private parts and characters, with direct references to the ONCE group and his friends David Behrman, Alvin Lucier, Gordon Mumma, Pauline Oliveros, Terry Riley, Blue Gene Tyranny, George Manupelli, as well as Maria Callas and Patsy Cline, Elvis and Lennon, Monteverdi, pop music, Irish and Jewish new-comers Broadway musical parody of America, Lloyd-Weber, Saturday Night Life, Chinese opera, mariachi bands, country music and much more. Side D includes Practical Anarchism, a touching homage that Robert Ashley dedicated to Walter Marchetti. Previously published as a text by Alga Marghen in the booklet of the Antibarbarus CD, this is actually the first time ever that this piece for solo voice, performed by the same Robert Ashley, is made available on record. Also on side D is Musica Per un Bicchiere non Molto Grande, an early ZAJ piece by Walter Marchetti, performed here by Robert Ashley. Edition of 300 copies." - Choose.

Artist: DREYBLATT, ARNOLD
Title: Choice
Format: LP
Label: Choose
Country: Germany
Price: $21.00
"Often characterized as the most rock-oriented of American minimalists, Dreyblatt has cultivated a strong underground fan base for his transcendental and ecstatic music. Now, for his latest issue on Choose Records, Berlins Jörg Hiller aka Konrad Sprenger has made his own "Choice" from Arnold Dreyblatts own extensive archive of live recordings, ranging from over thirty years of live performances from 1977 to 2007. This is very much a "collectors LP", which plays as a carefully curated sonic selection, rather than as a chronological sequence of individual recordings. The collection ranges from seminal recordings by many of the historical ensembles who performed as Dreyblatts Orchestra of Excited Strings in the States and in Europe, to some of Dreyblatts most compelling solo projects making for some very surprising listening, especially for those who may already know Dreyblatts currently available studio recordings." - Choose.
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Artist: FULLMAN & KONRAD SPRENGER, ELLEN
Title: Ort
Format: LP
Label: Choose
Country: Germany
Price: $19.00
"Ellen Fullman, composer, instrument builder and performer was born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1957. Irish-American, and of partial Cherokee Indian ancestry, with the distinction of having been kissed by Elvis at age one, Fullman studied sculpture at the Kansas City Art Institute before heading to New York in the early nineteen-eighties. In Kansas City she created and performed an amplified metal sound-producing skirt and wrote art-songs which she recorded in New York for a small cassette label. In 2000, Fullman received a grant to live and work in Berlin for one year. A former American colleague from her New York years, composer Arnold Dreyblatt, already based in Berlin for many years, introduced Fullman to Jörg Hiller, aka Konrad Sprenger, two generations her junior. At the beginning, Dreyblatt suggested to record an album of songs, harking back to Fullmans own southern heritage and the promise of her early song-work left unfulfilled, mirrored to Hillers fascination with early American folk traditions inspired by Harry Smiths documentary recordings. Truly an exercise in shifting contexts, Fullmans haunting voice blends eerily with the sonorities of her instrument, which seems to function as a kind of cosmic fiddle. Hiller, as producer, arranger and musician, has created a “wall of sound” behind Fullman with a potpourri of acoustic instruments, including Dreyblatts own “excited strings bass”, a zither, violin, electric bass and even tympani along with the Long String Instrument." - Choose.

Artist: FULLMAN, ELLEN & KONRAD SPRENGER
Title: Ort
Format: LP
Label: Choose
Country: Germany
Price: $20.00
"In 1981, at her studio in Brooklyn she began developing her life-work, the 70 foot (21 meter) Long String Instrument, in which rosin-coated fingers brush across dozens of metallic strings, producing a chorus of minimal organ-like overtones which has been compared to the experience of standing inside an enormous grand piano. Ort, represents a unique blend of musical styles, from hillbilly/country & western to contemporary minimal, with shades of art-rock. With this release the label seems to be pointing to a number of diverse musical directions, opening a vast field of possibilities for the future." - Arnold Dreyblatt. CD also available.
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Artist: HAYWARD, ROBIN
Title: States of Rushing
Format: LP
Label: Choose
Country: Germany
Price: $19.00
"Robin Hayward has completely redefined the tuba as sound-producing medium, releasing a sonic potential which ranges between the extremes of  noise and microtonality. Upon first listening, one finds it unimaginable that many of these sounds can be produced on a tuba, but Hayward has dedicated his life not only to empirical experimentation, but also to the academic scientific study of the acoustics of brass instruments.  Rarely has a musician of this caliber immersed himself so deeply in the boundaries of his instrument.  The resulting compositions make demands on us: they force us to sense the air pressure in contact with the physical world without framing the sounds in the conventions of contemporary or traditional music.  In this sense, Haywards approach is refreshing and revolutionary. In these extraordinary recordings there is no cultural intermediary - it is as if we find ourselves inside the instrument itself, being pushed back and forth against the walls of a giant membrane or tunnel; left to our own metaphorperceiving natural processes, minimal music, mechanical movement." - Choose.

Artist: SPRENGER, KONRAD
Title: Miniaturen
Format: LP
Label: Choose
Country: Germany
Price: $21.00
"Miniaturen or in English: Miniatures is Konrad Sprengers first solo album. The dictionary defines a miniature as a representation or image of something on a small or reduced scale. Sprenger worked for over two years to find a grand form in which to represent his myriad bagatelles; drawing from hundreds of finished and unfinished recordings recorded over the last ten years with a diverse palette of musicians, artists and friends. The result is an unlikely juxtaposition of 32 abbreviated sonoric vignettes, each with its own internal logic, each a setting within a diverse range of musical styles (ranging from pop, Kraut, baroque, American minimalism etc.), recognizable on the one hand, yet always unexpected. The instrumentation is equally abstruse: from mechanical bird organs and automated musical machines from the 1800s to sine waves, harmonium, timpanies, steel drum, sirens and countless other examples; this is a sonic exploration of endless possibilities where each work takes the listener one step forward, building on perceptual associations, so that one never knows where one will end up next. The sonic miniatures function as reduced modules, always referring to some other music or sounds we must have heard somewhere, but which we are forever unable to pin down. After producing recordings by Ellen Fullman, Arnold Dreyblatt, Doc Schoko and countless others, and performing for years as Konrad Sprenger with such luminary bands as Ethnostress and Ei and the art group Honey-suckle Company, Sprenger has finally made his own artistic statement with Miniaturen once again adorned with a cover by artist Jonas Lipps." -Arnold Dreyblatt. CD also available.
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Artist: WOODEN WAND/UNEARTHLY TRANCE
Title: Manson
Format: 7"
Label: Chrome Peeler
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"UNEARTHLY TRANCE and WOODEN WAND offer up an ULTRA-LIMITED split 7" from the songbook of CHARLES MANSON. UNEARTHLY TRANCE reach into the hole of the infinite with their haunting version of "People Say Im No Good" while WOODEN WAND programs the young love with his version of "Get On Home". LIMITED TO 200 COPIES." -Chrome Peeler

Artist: FRESH & ONLYS
Title: Imaginary Friends
Format: 7"
Label: Chuffed
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"With their hallucinogenic brand of garage rock and eerie backing female vocals, THE FRESH & ONLYS are reminiscent of San Franciscos earlier Haight & Ashbury ancestors. Their music takes it easy and lets the rock-out take a backdrop to their swooning, heavy-set garage rock vocals, simple but strong chord progressions, all coated in droplets of keyboards and undemanding drums. They are set to tour with Thee Oh Sees early this year and have opened for psychedelic soul legend Rodriguez."-Caroline Partamian (Noisepop).
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Artist: BROTZMANN TRIO, PETER
Title: For Adolphe Sax
Format: LP
Label: Cien Fuegos
Country: Austria
Price: $31.00
"This is the one that started it all -- German tenor saxophonist Peter Brötzmanns first album in a long career that would spawn many, many more recordings in the years to come. Recorded with the rhythm section of bassist Peter Kowald and drummer Sven-Åke Johansson, this is intense, unrelenting free-jazz with little in the way of clear structure or melody... this is music that gets by on force and pure energy, rather than polite tunes or other musical decorum. Apart from a few brief moments of quiet during Sanity, the second track, this stuff just doesnt quit, with Brötzmanns consistently abrasive, high-pitched wailing leading the charge and the other two members stirring up a pretty good ruckus themselves (Kowald, especially, gets in a good sting-sawing bass solo on Morning Glory)." --All Music Guide; pressed on 180 gram vinyl. Recorded by Günter Schütte, 1967, in Wuppertal. Peter Brötzmann (tenor & baritone saxophone); Peter Kowald (double bass); Sven-Åke Johansson (drums)." -Cien Fuegos.

Artist: BROTZMANN, PETER GROUP
Title: Alarm
Format: LP
Label: Cien Fuegos
Country: Austria
Price: $31.00
“First vinyl reissue of Alarm by the Peter Brötzmann Group, originally released on FMP in 1983. Harry Miller: bass; Louis Moholo: drums; Alexander von Schlippenbach: piano; Peter Brötzmann: saxophone; Frank Wright: saxophone; Willem Breuker: saxophone; Toshinori Kondo: trumpet;Alan Tomlinson: trombone; Hannes Bauer: trombone. Recorded during the 164th NDR Jazzworkshop, November 12, 1981, at the Funkhaus Hamburg. Produced by Peter Brötzmann and Jost Gebers. Cover design by Peter Brötzmann.” - Cien Fuegos.

Artist: BROTZMANN, PETER SEXTET/QUARTET
Title: Nipples
Format: LP
Label: Cien Fuegos
Country: Austria
Price: $36.00
"180-gram vinyl. The legendary, rare Brötzmann album finally reissued on vinyl for the first time, with the special fold-out leporello on the front. One-time pressing of 1000. Originally released on Calig in 1969. Side A: The Peter Brötzmann Sextet: Peter Brötzmann: tenor sax; Evan Parker: tenor sax; Derek Bailey: guitar; Fred van Hove: piano; Buschi Niebergall: bass; Han Bennink: drums. Recorded at Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, Germany, on April 18, 1969; recording engineer: Kurt Rapp. Side B: The Peter Brötzmann Quartet: Peter Brötzmann: tenor sax; Fred van Hove: piano; Buschi Niebergall: bass; Han Bennik: drums. Recorded at Rhenus Studio, Godorf, Germany, on April 24, 1969; recording engineer: Conny Plank. Cover design: P. Brötzmann." - Cien Fuegos.

Artist: BROTZMANN, PETER/HAN BENNINK
Title: Ein Halber Hund Kann Nicht Pinkeln
Format: LP
Label: Cien Fuegos
Country: Austria
Price: $31.00
"Peter Brozmann: soprano, alto, tenor saxophone, b-flat clarinet, bass clarinet, piano. Han Bennink: drums, piano, viola, banjo, bass clarinet. Recording: A1 & A2 recorded live by Bernhard Arndt on April 8th & 9th, 1977 during the Workshop Freie Musik at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin. A3, A4, A5 & B1 recorded by Jost Gebers on March 26th, 1977 at the Quartier Latin in Berlin. B2 to B5 recorded by Jost Gebers on March 27th, 1977, at the Quartier Latin in Berlin. Produced by Jost Gebers. This album was originally released on FMP, 1977. Original FMP catalog number: FMP 0420." -Cien Fuegos

Artist: BROTZMANN, PETER/HAN BENNINK
Title: Schwarzwaldfahrt
Format: LP
Label: Cien Fuegos
Country: Austria
Price: $31.00
"180 gram vinyl reissue of this LP, originally released by FMP in 1977. Peter Brötzmann and Han Bennink -- e-flat clarinet, b-flat clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, birdcalls, viola, banjo, cymbals, wood, trees, sand, land, water, air. Recorded open air on a Stellavox recorder by Peter Brötzmann and Han Bennink from May 9th to 11th, 1977 in the Black Forest near Aufen and the Schwarzenbach Talsperre. Produced by Peter Brötzmann and Jost Gebers." -Cien Fuegos.

Artist: BROTZMANN/BENNINK/VAN HOVE
Title: Balls
Format: LP
Label: Cien Fuegos
Country: Austria
Price: $31.00
"Cien Fuegos presents live recordings circa 1970 Berlin from the legendary free music duo of German free jazz saxophonist Peter Brötzmann and Dutch jazz drummer and percussionist Han Bennink and pianist Fred Van Hove. Instrumentation: Peter Brotzmann (tenor saxophone), Fred Van Hove (piano), Han Bennink (drums, gachi, shell, voice). Recording: Recorded by Wolfgang Bukatz on August 17th, 1970 in Berlin. Supervision by Hans-Dieter Frankenberg. Produced by Jost Gebers. This album was originally released on FMP, 1975. Original FMP catalog number: FMP 0020." -Cien Fuegos

Artist: BROTZMANN/BENNINK/VAN HOVE
Title: Tschus
Format: LP
Label: Cien Fuegos
Country: Austria
Price: $31.00
"Cien Fuegos presents live recordings circa 1975 Berlin from the legendary free music duo of German free jazz saxophonist Peter Brötzmann, Dutch jazz drummer and percussionist Han Bennink and pianist/accordionist Fred Van Hove. Instrumentation: Peter Brötzmann (clarinets, alto, tenor & bass saxophone, vocals), Fred Van Hove: (piano, accordion), Han Bennink: (drums, cymbals, Schwirrholz, accordion, clarinets, floor, walls, megaphone, etc.). Recorded by Jost Gebers on Sunday afternoon, September 14th, 1975 at the Quartier Latin in Berlin. A6 was recorded live by Jost Gebers on September 13th, 1975 at the Quartier Latin in Berlin. Produced by Jost Gebers. This album was originally released on FMP, 1970. FMP catalog number: FMP 0230." -Cien Fuegos

Artist: BROTZMANN/HARRY MILLER/LOUIS MOHOLO, PETER
Title: Opened, But Hardly Touched
Format: Double LP
Label: Cien Fuegos
Country: Austria
Price: $56.00
"On Opened, But Hardly Touched, the Brötzmann/Miller/Moholo combination displays the most accessible approach of the live trio recordings surveyed. An extemporaneous master who puts the spur in the spur of the moment, reedman Peter Brötzmann is surely one of Albert Aylers most vital sons for his blowing stamina and savage sense of humor. Bassist Harry Miller and drummer Louis Moholo lend the muscle needed to anchor and counterpoint the saxophonists wildest flights. Elsewhere associated with projects having a decidedly ethnic flavor, the two South Africans show off an earthiness that swings hard, in meter and out. The clarity of FMPs November 1980 recording beautifully underlines their contributions. The boundaries between composition and improvisation are intentionally blurred... The musics design suggests a certain inevitability as it effects pendular swings between quietness and intensity, solos and duets, microtones and staunch collective blowing. On the attractive opener, Eine Kleine Nachtmarie, Miller and Moholo pull rhythmically in and out of sync, juggling time against free sections, against the bleat of Brötzmanns soprano stand-in, the tarogato. Special Request for Malibu perhaps best reveals the sonic extremes. The spasmodic throes of Brötzmann on clarinet and tenor contrast with his big soft flaps of breath in duet with arco bass -- as Miller plays sinuous near-electronic sonorities, between notes and white noise. Through all of the performances Moholo pushes, restless and jabbing, but with flexible touch." --Down Beat, 1983; Pressed on 180 gram vinyl. Recorded live by Jost Gebers on November 5th and 6th, 1980 in Berlin. Peter Brötzmann (alto, tenor, and baritone saxophone, E-flat clarinet, tarogato); Harry Miller (double bass); Louis Moholo (drums)." Cien Fuegos.

Artist: BROTZMANN/HARRY MILLER/LOUIS MOHOLO, PETER
Title: The Nearer the Bone, the Sweeter the Meat
Format: LP
Label: Cien Fuegos
Country: Austria
Price: $31.00
"180 gram vinyl, originally released in 1979 on the FMP label. Peter Brötzmann on soprano, alto, tenor saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet; Harry Miller on double bass, and Louis Moholo on drums. Recorded by Jost Gebers on August 27th, 1979 at the FMP-Studio in Berlin. Produced by Peter Brötzmann and Jost Gebers." -Cien Fuegos.

Artist: BROTZMANN/VAN HOVE/BENNINK
Title: FMP 0130
Format: LP
Label: Cien Fuegos
Country: Austria
Price: $31.00
"Pressed on 180-gram vinyl; presented in gatefold sleeve. Cien Fuegos presents a reissue of an untitled LP by Peter Brötzmann, Fred van Hove, and Han Bennink, originally released on FMP in 1973. Peter Brötzmann: clarinet; alto, tenor, baritone, bass saxophones. Fred van Hove: celesta, piano. Han Bennink: drums, khene, rhythm-box, selfmade clarinet, gachi, oe-oe, voice, tins, homemade junk, elong, dhung, kaffir piano, dhung-dkar. Recorded by Dietram Köster on February 25, 1973, Bremen. Photographs by Dagmar Gebers and Krista Brötzmann; design by Peter Brötzmann." - Cien Fuegos.

Artist: BROTZMANN/VAN HOVE/BENNINK PLUS ALBERT MANGELSDORFF
Title: Couscouss de la Mauresque
Format: LP
Label: Cien Fuegos
Country: Austria
Price: $30.00
"Peter Brötzmann: tenor saxophone; Fred Van Hove: piano; Han Bennink: drums, voice; Albert Mangelsdorff: trombone. Recorded during the Free Music Market, August 27 and 28, 1971, in Berlin. Designed by Peter Brötzmann. Part of the legendary "Berlin Trilogy" originally released by FMP in 1971 (FMP 0040). 180-gram vinyl. One-time pressing of 500. First standalone reissue." - Cien Fuegos.

"Brötzmanns regular trio was joined by the trombonist Albert Mangelsdorff, one of the most respected German jazz musicians, who has managed to keep abreast of musical developments for more than a decade. Those who remember him only for those fine early-sixties albums (like Tension, on German CBS) will be in for a shock, because hes updated his playing all the way. On Couscouss De La Mauresque, for instance, his tonal distortions rival those of Paul Rutherford, as he backs Brötzmanns wailing with a rip-snorting obligato. He has the advantage of being a virtuous technician, so that some of his wilder flights are truly breathtaking. . . . Mangelsdorffs technique doesnt hinder his fire, either, and hes well able to stand up to the rest of this very hairy band. Van Hove and Bennink obviously know each other inside out by now, and youll hear few more exciting passages of music than their interlude during the trombonists solo on Couscouss. Bennink is getting further into textures every day, and on this album makes great play with his steel-drum and many unidentifiable implements, thus giving the music a great deal of variety. If you wanted to buy just one of these records, it would be very hard to choose because the level is so high throughout." --Richard Williams, Melody Maker, February 5, 1972.

Artist: BROTZMANN/VAN HOVE/BENNINK PLUS ALBERT MANGELSDORFF
Title: Elements
Format: LP
Label: Cien Fuegos
Country: Austria
Price: $30.00
"Peter Brötzmann: tenor saxophone; Fred Van Hove: piano; Han Bennink: drums, voice; Albert Mangelsdorff: trombone. Recorded during the Free Music Market, August 27 and 28, 1971, in Berlin. Designed by Peter Brötzmann. Part of the legendary "Berlin Trilogy" originally released by FMP in 1971 (FMP 0030). 180-gram vinyl. One-time pressing of 500. First standalone reissue." - Cien Fuegos.

"What reveals itself in the über energetics on display here is the ability of one quartet to take so much for granted and yet express so much in the process. Van Hove, for instance, shuns all conventions in his approach to the piano: he quotes Liszt and Schubert as well as Ellington and Peterson then wipes all of them out with his elbows as if erasing a chalkboard. His Florence Nightingale is a perfect example. Texturally, he creates diversions from the fury while never disengaging from it. Brötzmann and Mangelsdorff are out and out challenging each other to see who can destroy their instruments first, and Han Bennick is the most proactive percussionist in jazz history. His use of anything and everything while simultaneously playing a trap kit that creates time is astonishing. Elsewhere, on Brötzmanns Elements, African percussion and slow, long opened tonal drones by Mangelsdorff create a backdrop for the other two to explore without rushing in. Brötzmann enters almost tenderly, looking for a room to exit out of, but engaging himself in the microtonalities created by the rhythm section. Van Hoves long augmented chords create a mode for not opening but splintering that exit and Brötzmann ushers the band through in a hurry heading for the outer reaches of the possible. . . . one of the best documents of the period on any continent." --Thom Jurek, AllMusic, 1991.

Artist: BROTZMANN/VAN HOVE/BENNINK PLUS ALBERT MANGELSDORFF
Title: The End
Format: LP
Label: Cien Fuegos
Country: Austria
Price: $30.00
"Peter Brötzmann: tenor saxophone; Fred Van Hove: piano; Han Bennink: drums, voice; Albert Mangelsdorff: trombone. Recorded during the Free Music Market, August 27 and 28, 1971, in Berlin. Designed by Peter Brötzmann. Part of the legendary "Berlin Trilogy" originally released by FMP in 1971 (FMP 0050). 180-gram vinyl. One-time pressing of 500. First standalone reissue." - Cien Fuegos.

"The great thing about this trilogy/set is how naturally everything flows. . . . each subdividing of the group, each solo excursion, feels smooth and logical, as though the player(s) in question had nodded to the others as if to say Gimme a minute here, Ive got an idea, and received assent in response. Theres all the ferocity any free jazz diehard could ask for, but it never goes on so long that it becomes schtick, and its always countered by passages that are genuinely beautiful in the most conventional, you-could-play-this-for-your-mom sense. Even without Mangelsdorff, Brötzmann, Van Hove and Bennink were a remarkably empathetic and attuned team, and when he joined them (and these records document their second and third times playing together, ever), everyones game was raised." - Phil Freeman, Burning Ambulance, 2013.

Artist: CAMP SOPHISTO
Title: Songs in Praise of the Revolution
Format: 7"
Label: Cien Fuegos
Country: Austria
Price: $15.00
“New Wave/Industrial/Electronics-Project of Peter Hein (Singer of German Punklegend FEHLFARBEN) in the early 80s. Initially released on Düsseldorfs art/punk PURE FREUDE label. They received rave reviews in NME (“celebratory violence”) and SOUNDS in 1983: “...they convert the punk spirit into a hybrid dance music, if British punk bands would reconsider their attributes and use them in a more positive manner we could have another musical revolution over there, but for now CAMP SOPHISTO are the innovators in that field.” First and final pressing of 500.” - Cien Fuegos.

Artist: DAMMERATTACKE
Title: Tausend Seen
Format: LP
Label: Cien Fuegos
Country: Austria
Price: $28.00
"A psycho-motorik fit of epilepsy is probably the best synonym for "Dämmerattacke!," but this Austrian new wave band were not only set on attacking your bodily movements, they were also set on attacking your ears. Tausend Seen was originally released in a very small quantity in 1982, and is now -- after 30 years -- available again in a remastered edition. Punk rock is skillfully combined with new wave, and this album has the disturbing yet catching feeling of Joy Divisions Closer and it is still an amazing, stand-alone piece of music. Walter Leinwebers melancholic voice adds the perfect portion "anti-pop" to the mix. It all adds up to an extraordinary recording of Austrian underground music history, which has long been out-of-print and very sought-after in the international new/cold wave scene. The record was produced by Konrad Becker and remastered in 2012 by Amann Studios. Members include: Erich Allinger (keys); Michael Andersch (vocals); Thomas Guth (bass); Franz Heuschneider (bass, guitar); Walter Leinweber (guitar, vocals); Wolfgang Leinweber (drums)." -Cien Fuegos.

Artist: EISLER/BROTZMANN/VAN HOVE/BENNINK
Title: Einheitsfrontlied
Format: 7"
Label: Cien Fuegos
Country: Austria
Price: $16.00
"This 7" was originally released on the legendary German FMP label in 1973. Features Hanns Eisler, Peter Brötzmann, Fred Van Hove and Han Bennink." -Cien Fuegos.
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Artist: EXTENDED VERSIONS
Title: Same
Format: LP
Label: Cien Fuegos
Country: Austria
Price: $28.00
"The Extended Versions were one of THE bands in the early 90s in Austria, combining avant-garde, politics, electronics and rock. After two regular albums, they worked as The More Extended Versions with Robert Wyatt for two more albums. Christof Kurzmann later founded the label Charhizma, is active today in the groups Made To Break (with Ken Vandermark), El Infierno Musical, Magic I.D., and others. Christof Kurzmann (bass, vocals, saxophone, sampler); Helmut Heiland (guitar, bass, drum computer). Remastering 2014 by Martin Siewert." - Cien Fuegos.

Artist: HOTEL MORPHILA ORCHESTER
Title: Schwarze Energie
Format: LP
Label: Cien Fuegos
Country: Austria
Price: $28.00
"The Hotel Morphila Orchester was founded in 1978 by Peter Weibel (voice/lyrics) and Loys Egg (guiter/composition). "In the old times in Vienna, every good hotel or coffeehouse had their own orchestra. Since this tradition is extinct today, we call ourselves after a hotel that doesnt exist either. Hotels have a good tradition in rock music: Heartbreak Hotel, Morrison Hotel, Hotel California.... The name of the hotel swings between morbid, morphium, Morpheus (god of dreams/sleep), Mephistopheles, Morphe, Godzilla and indicates the character of the hotel, the guests, the music: monster-rock by machines, music of the metropoles, neon-rock, code-breaker, clinic-music for patients of all kinds." --Peter Weibel; In his unmistakable flow of speech, where no syllable can be assured that it wont drown in the flood of words, Peter Weibel recites the sincere lyrics, pushed by a heavy beat. Peter Weibel is internationally-known for his work as an artist (conceptual, video, media), and he has worked with the Viennese Actionist group, lecturing at various universities since the 70s. Since 1999, he has been the head of the ZKM/Center For Art and Media Karlsruhe. In the 90s, Germanys Chicks On Speed had an underground hit with their cover-version of Hotel Morphila Orchesters "Sex In Der Stadt" (trans. "Sex In The City"). Their only full-length album Schwarze Energie from 1982 is an international collectors item; the re-issue was remastered from the original tapes and pressed to 180 gram vinyl. Includes lyric sheet." -Cien Fuegos.

Artist: KOWALD, PETER QUINTET
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Cien Fuegos
Country: Austria
Price: $31.00
“Cien Fuegos present a reissue of Peter Kowald Quintets self-titled album, originally released by FMP in 1972. Personnel: Günter Christmann - trombone; Peter Kowald - tuba, bass, alphorn; Peter van der Locht - alto saxophone; Paul Lovens - drums; Paul Rutherford - trombone. Composed and produced by Peter Kowald. Recorded by Eberhard Sengpiel at Akademie der Künste, Berlin, on January 19th, 1972. First released on FMP as FMP 0070.” - Cien Fuegos.

Artist: MITTAGSPAUSE
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Cien Fuegos
Country: Austria
Price: $28.00
"Legendary German punk pioneers, founded by charismatic singer Peter Hein (later: Fehlfarben) in 1978. Subversive, aggressive and with bitter humor, sharp statements to the situation of society and politics in Germany of the late 70s. The music is slower, more dub-influenced than the typical uptempo punk rock of those times. Peter Hein (vocals); Franz Bielmeier (guitar); Thomas Schwebel (guitar); Markus Oehlen (drums). The album was originally released on Pure Freude as a double 7". Remastering 2014, first and final pressing of 1,000." - Cien Fuegos.

Artist: NITSCH, HERMANN
Title: 25. Aktion (wiederaufgeführt)
Format: LP
Label: Cien Fuegos
Country: Austria
Price: $31.00
“Re-performance of 25. Action, March 1982 in the gallery Pakesch, Vienna. The premiere was in New York, in 1968. Hermann Nitsch, an Austrian painter, performance-artist and composer, was a crucial founding artist of "Viennese Actionism". He has held exhibitions and performed all over the world since the 60s. The idea of the very sensual and archaic Orgien Mysterien Theater was developed in the late 50s and has been performed in variations to this day. For this piece, Nitsch works out all settings of the rituals, the feast in great detail, precisely composes days of art, performance, food, wine and music, to celebrate the existence of mankind…” - Cien Fuegos.

Artist: NOVAKS KAPELLE
Title: Naked
Format: LP
Label: Cien Fuegos
Country: Austria
Price: $28.00
"One of the wildest Austrian bands in the late 60s and 70s, with their own mix of prog rock, hard rock, art, porno and extreme live shows. The original of this record is nearly impossible to find, and goes for a couple 100 euros. Now, after more than 30 years, a one-time repress of 750 copies is finally available. Members include: Erwin Novak (drums), Walla Mauritz (vocals), Peter Travnicek (bass), and Paul Braunsteiner (guitar). Recorded in 1977 at Musicland Studios, Munich, remastered in 2013 by Martin Siewert." - Cien Fuegos

Artist: SCHLIPPENBACH TRIO
Title: Pakistani Pomade
Format: LP
Label: Cien Fuegos
Country: Austria
Price: $31.00
"Cien Fuegos presents a reissue of Pakistani Pomade by the Schlippenbach Trio, originally released on FMP in 1972. Evan Parker: soprano and tenor saxophone; Alexander von Schlippenbach: piano; Paul Lovens: drums. Recorded by Dietram Köster in November 1972, Bremen. Artwork by Benjamin von Schlippenbach; layout by Peter Brötzmann. Pressed on 180-gram vinyl." - Cien Fuegos.

Artist: SCHOOF ORCHESTRA, MANFRED
Title: European Echoes
Format: LP
Label: Cien Fuegos
Country: Austria
Price: $31.00
"Cien Fuegos presents a 1969 album from the Manfred Schoof Orchestra -- headed up by popular European avant-garde jazz figure, Manfred Schoof. Originally issued on FMP, the labels first release. Features appearances from musicians such as Peter Brötzmann, Derek Bailey, Han Bennink, Paul Rutherford, Evan Parker. Born 1936 in Magdeburg, Manfred Schoof is one of the most popular jazz avant-gardists in Europe. He played in projects like Globe Unity Orchestra, Manfred Schoof Quintet, New Jazz Trio, and many more. Since 1990, he has taught music at the University Of Cologne and works for television and radio. He composed the music for "The Program With The Mouse." Enrico Rava (trumpet); Manfred Schoof (trumpet); Hugh Steinmetz (trumpet); Peter Brötzmann (tenor saxophone); Gerd Dudek (tenor saxophone); Evan Parker (soprano saxophone); Paul Rutherford (trombone); Derek Bailey (guitar); Fred Van Hove (piano); Alexander von Schlippenbach (piano); Irène Schweizer (piano); Arjen Gorter (double bass); Peter Kowald (double bass); Buschi Niebergall (double bass); Han Bennink (drums); Pierre Favre (drums). Recorded by an unknown engineer in June 1969, in Bremen. Produced by Jost Gebers. Cover design: Wolf Walt. Photograph by Johannes Muth." -Cien Fuegos.

Artist: VOGUE, THE
Title: A Doll Spits Cubes
Format: LP
Label: Cien Fuegos
Country: Austria
Price: $28.00
"This legendary Austrian beat/mod/psychedelic band existed from 1978 to 1982. The album A Doll Spits Cubes was self-released by the band in an edition of 300, gone in days, once repressed as a bootleg and heavily sought-after in the years to come until today. The song "Frozen Seas of Lo" made it to #2 in the Austrian charts. With insert." - Cien Fuegos.

Artist: VON SCHLIPPENBACH, ALEXANDER
Title: The Living Music
Format: LP
Label: Cien Fuegos
Country: Austria
Price: $31.00
"180 gram vinyl reissue of German free improvisation pianist and composer Alexander von Schlippenbachs The Living Music, originally released on his own Quasar label in 1969. Recorded by Conny Plank, it features Peter Brötzmann (tenor & baritone saxophone), Manfred Schoof (cornet, flugelhorn), Michael Pilz (bass clarinet, baritone saxophone), Paul Rutherford (trombone), Buschi Niebergall (double bass, bass trombone) and Han Bennink (drums, percussion). The Living Music remains one of the paramount avant/free jazz records." - Cien Fuegos.

"...the six pieces on The Living Music explore the concepts of open spaces and collective improvisation at least as much as they do everyone-solos-at-once clatter." - All Music Guide (4/5) .

Artist: DOME LA MUERTE E.X.P.
Title: Lazy Sunny Day
Format: LP
Label: Cinedelic
Country: Italy
Price: $23.00
"Dome La Muerte E.X.P. is the new project of Dome La Muerte, aka Domenico Petrosino. Cult character and guru of Italian rock n roll, Dome was a founding member in 1979 of the Italian precursors of hardcore-punk, CCM (Cheetah Chrome Motherfuckers). In the 80s, he was in the band Not Moving and then, in the following decade, he played in Hush and he composed tracks that ended up in the Italian cyberpunk science fiction film directed by Gabriele Salvatores, Nirvana (1997). To understand his caliber, he has shared the stage with The Clash, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, Johnny Thunderss Heartbreakers, The Fuzztones and Iggy Pop. This new project is the son of his first solo recording experience Poems For Renegades (2011), which contained a highly psychedelic-folk matrix; they were thrown as the first seeds for Lazy Sunny Day (or more briefly, LSD), produced by Cinedelic and Godown records. Lazy Sunny Day, unlike Poems For Renegades, was recorded and arranged with a band, E.X.P.. The sound is mostly instrumental and its lysergically inspired by spaghetti western soundtracks, the beat generation, India, the hippie movement, and expansion of consciousness, comes with a deep respect and admiration to the culture and spirituality of Native Americans. The formation of E.X.P., with Dome La Muerte on guitar and vocals, includes: Luca Valdambrini (organ, guitar, backing vocals) from Surfer Joe And His Boss Combo and Pam And Pipelines, where he also played bass and contributed backing vocals as Alessandro Quaglierini, and Emiliano Giuliani (drums) formerly of Liars and a member of the original line-up of The Diggers. Also features: Lu Silver - harp on "L.S.D. (Little Sun Dose)"; Cristina Rovini - flute on "Amsterdam 66". "Sick City" was written by Charles Manson; "Eternal Door" was written by Not Moving." - Cinedelic.

Artist: KIMBALL, DAVID H. (PEYMONT)
Title: Atmosfere N. 1-2
Format: Double LP
Label: Cinedelic
Country: Italy
Price: $39.00
"Cinedelic Records present a reissue of David H. Kimballs (Peymont) Atmosfere N. 1-2, originally released in 1971. Limited numbered edition of 600. Includes download code. An amazing and mind-blowing unrecognized gem made by Kimball, an American transplanted to Florence. Two tracks are composed by Serena Marega. Atmosfere N. 1-2 is abstract, mysterious, evocative, experimental, futuristic and avant-psychedelic. It is truly a fascinating electro-acoustic, industrial, dreamy journey that stands out in the panorama of Italian music as one of the most original and an unusual examples of psychedelia." - Cinedelic.

Artist: LUCIANI, MARIA TERESA
Title: Free Jazz
Format: LP
Label: Cinedelic
Country: Italy
Price: $33.00
"Cinedelic Records present a reissue of Maria Teresa Lucianis Free Jazz. Originally pressed in 1972 in Italy by Le Monde, a label which has in its catalog only six titles released in few copies for radio and TV, Free Jazz is an insanely rare library music masterpiece. Absolutely the hottest, weirdest, psych-jazz album of the era. Maria Teresa Luciani is the sister of Maestro Riccardo A. Luciani. The only known members of the session are the great Gino Marinacci on flute, here on his most obscure recording session, and Riccardo A. Luciani on all piano, Fender Rhodes and treated keyboard delays. The whole album is outstanding, with various moods and atmospheres - from the groovy fuzz distortions of "Logaritmo In Do", the funky drums and jazzy psychedelia of "Free Flute In Beat", the modal cum spiritual jazz of "Playing For Fun", the frantic rhythms of "Traffico Caotico" and "Crazy Morning", the amazing hard bop on "Fotogrammi", the experimental jazz on "Walking In The Night" and "Free Jazz" to the beautiful "Free Flute" theme. Outrageous drum skills, electric piano played with a wah-wah pedal, studio effects, echo delays and psychedelic themes. All covers of this reissue are unique and unrepeatable with orange and black splashes of paint. Copies are numbered and include a download code." - Cinedelic.

Artist: LUCIANI, RICCARDO A.
Title: Inchiesta Sul Mondo
Format: Double LP
Label: Cinedelic
Country: Italy
Price: $41.00
“Cinedelic Records present a reissue of Riccardo A. Lucianis Inchiesta Sul Mondo, originally released in 1976. Inchiesta Sul Mondo is a double experimental concept album, mainly electronic, based on topical problems of the period in which it was released, the mid-70s. The two records have two different arguments: Stati Danimo ("States On Mind") and Diagnosi Ecologica ("Ecological Diagnosis"). Maestro Luciani is a well-known artist in the library music scene. His very personal style is the result of musical studies from a childhood that allowed him to achieve a diploma in composition, choral music, choral conducting and more. The avant-garde and contemporary classical approach links him to artists like Egisto Macchi. Another point of contact between the two is the label that produced this double album, Ayna, which Macchi was a partner in. The album comes in a heavy cardboard gatefold cover with an original photo of the maestro inside.” - Cinedelic.