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Artist: V/A
Title: Bunte Bezuge
Format: LP
Label: E-Klageto
Country: Germany
Price: $20.00
"Multicoloured relations(connections), a sampler whose name is a program! Twelve artists whom only one connects, the enjoyment in the music. The pieces are, although all electronically, experimentally and minimal, so differently, how the artists themselves. Music: screechy...nervous...deep...coloured...strange....distorts...." New label related to KERNKRACH. Includes CLOSEDUNRUH 30GR.WEN.FETT, ORDNUNGSAMT, YANGWELLE, BRANDSTIFTER, MESSDIENER, MILFORD T., SICKDOLL, ALDI, GOTT 30 + BRANDSTIFTER, WOHNRAUMHELDEN, and DR. PROLL.

Artist: ZIP CODE RAPISTS
Title: Sing and Play the Three Doctors and Other Sounds of Today
Format: CD
Label: Eabla
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"As SF Weekly journalist Mike Rowell says, "Part comedy act, part psychodrama, the ZIP CODE RAPISTS were a volatile, often antagonistic duo who wreaked havoc on San Franciscos underground during the first half of the 90s. You never knew quite what to expect from guitarist JOHN SINGER and vocalist GREGG TURKINGTON, but they always challenged the conventions of what a band should be." From their supposed beginnings as a Doors cover band from Texas, to their shameful years of bloated excess, to their acrimonious breakup and inevitable decade-later reunion, this CD details the hope and anger, the trauma and triumph, of this  quintessentially American folk-punk combo. In addition to the Zip Code Rapists astonishing 1992 debut LP Sing and Play the Three Doctors and Other Sounds of Today, this CD compiles the overlong 7-inch The Man Cant Bust Our Music (1993) and the inexcusably short 12-inch 94124 (1995), all of which have been lovingly remastered for todays more discerning listener. This deluxe package also includes previously unheard outtakes and compilation tracks, four songs from an incendiary 1993 show at CBGB, and a touching tribute to Seals and Crofts from a 2006 reunion show. With the exception of 94124, none of this seminal material has ever been released on CD. And none of it was ever released on good-quality vinyl after competent mastering, either, so even if youre familiar with the original releases, youll be amazed by all the details you missed! Best of all, each CD comes with a FREE RUB-ON ZCR TATTOO, which can be worn for a day, or cherished for a lifetime." - Eabla.

Artist: COPELAND, ERIC & DJ DOG DICK
Title: B.Y.O.B.
Format: 7"
Label: EAC
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"NYC regional hit single between Eric Copeland (Black Dice) and DJ Dog Dick. Blowing up the city! Affordable pressing, 300 copies made. Sure to be lost in time and found in the future, "Fuck yeah, where did this fucker even come from?!" Cult party classic. Awesome cover. Feel good. Take a chance." - EAC.

Eric Copeland & DJ Dog Dick - B.Y.O.B. from Rob Feulner on Vimeo.


Artist: DRUNJUS
Title: Thorn Shield
Format: LP
Label: Earjerk
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
" too killer journeys... Dremcrom and Relax, Hunter. Both recorded live. One side completely in the analog realm; from the boys cassette deck straight to 180 gram black wax. Strictly limited to 300 copies. Hand screened on thrifted album covers turned inside out. No two alike. Side A - Dremcrom is a sideways drift through the earths crust which confirms that the core truly is molten. Drunjus bore a hole straight to the center of your brain. Live at the infamous Wisco Biker Bar... Side B - Relax Hunter is a more galactic affair. With enough molten fuel to get their ship airborn, Drunjus escape the atmosphere and enter a 300 year cryogenic sleep... co-released with Tree Tapes..." - Ear Jerk

Artist: GRASS MAGIC
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Earjerk
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"The Grass Magic LP comes from Wisconsin (the label is Earjerk)... its a one-off jam that was recorded the night before the legendary Pasture Festival and Jubilee in August 2004, by a 10-person lineup that features most key members of The Davenport Family, both of The Skaters, Glenn Donaldson of Jewelled Antler.... its a total jam and it sounds like it, but once Side A gets going it picks up a nice walloping head of steam and one thing that distinguishes both sides from the general mid-00s moanwave onslaught is the crafty psychedelic rhythms that snake underneath. Anyway, Im glad they pressed this thing up (the cover is a thrift-store LP jacket turned inside out and silkscreened with stoner artwork, and some brief liners that name the lineup and include a rad quote from Rabindranath Tagore, stuff like that)." - Larry Dolman, Blogstitude.

Artist: JAN DUKES DE GREY
Title: Mice and Rats In The Loft
Format: LP
Label: Earmark
Country: Italy
Price: $23.00
"Rare second LP by one of the most legendary underground acoustic folk bands to come out of the UK in this era. Although the band released just two LPs, it achieved cult status and is considered responsible for spawning a whole new genre. Recorded for Transatlantic in 1971, Jan Dukes De Greys second album was (despite the addition of drummer Denis Conlan) much more free-form than the first. While still essentially a folk album, the bands progressive leanings are far more pronounced, dissolving song structure and taking the audience on a wild, semi-improvised journey. Liner Notes by David Tibet (Current 93)." - Earmark. Included on the NWW list. Highly recommended!
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Artist: CAN
Title: Burg Norvenich
Format: LP
Label: East/West
Country: Europe
Price: $24.00
"These July 1969 recordings comprise an alternate version of the bands debut studio album, "Monster Movie." The songs are the same ("Father Cannot Yell," "Mary Mary so Contrary," "Outside My Door," and "Yoo Doo Right"), but these mixes are significantly rawer and less produced. Packed in a clear vinyl sleeve with all the info on an obi, and pressed on splatter color vinyl in limited and numbered edition." - East/West.

Artist: ANGIE
Title: Turning
Format: LP
Label: Easter Bilby
Country: Australia
Price: $22.00
"Turning is the debut LP by ANGIE, a Sydney-based musician whose guises include CIRCLE PIT, SOUTHERN COMFORT, RUINED FORTUNE, and STRAIGHT ARROWS. The album was produced and recorded by OWEN PENGLIS (Straight Arrows) at his home studio in Sydney from February to April 2013. Drums and percussion are by Owen and bass, rhythm guitar, lead guitar, organ and vocals by Angie. Production assistance by LINCOLN BROWN (Housewives) and additional locals by NATHAN JOHN ROCHE. The songs themselves have been burgeoning, shining, turning, for a long time... devised through half melodies returning in wake and sleep, wine and coffee, confidence and paranoia... themes spurred from a myriad of notebooks recounting travels in North America, Croatia, Cambodia, Turkey, and everyday life in Australia. The melodies have been floating around for years in loose form, only now to be assigned their rightful place." - Easter Bilby.

Artist: KITCHENS FLOOR
Title: Deadshits
Format: 7"
Label: Easter Bilby
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"KITCHENS FLOOR at its most naive, primitive and pure. Before the electric guitars, multiple line up changes, Lou Reed, and Insects. These songs were recorded one afternoon in 2008 when JULIA and I were a couple of wastoid 21 year old depressives that thought we could defeat the waves of bland musical shit that was permeating Australia at the time. I will say we lost that battle but almost won the war, and all it took was an old guitar, some bits of a drum kit, and beer. These songs would go on to be re-recorded for Loneliness is a Dirty Mattress and Live in Brisbane, but what you hear here are the original and arguably best renditions. Remastered for wax and posterity, and also for your audiophiliac enjoyment." -Easter Bilby.

Artist: MEKONNEN, HANNA
Title: Ali New Biye
Format: 10"
Label: Eastern Connection
Country: Thailand
Price: $19.00
"The new imprint of Paradise Bangkok, kicking off in fine style with an Ethio ensemble of krar, washint flute, percussion and vocals -- plus a dub by Nick Manasseh." - Eastern Connection.

Artist: ENEMY EARTH
Title: Bardo
Format: LP
Label: Eat Concrete
Country: Netherlands
Price: $18.00
"After the sold out success of their debut album Enemy Earth returns to Eat Concrete with Bardo, their second full length release for the label. This album continues where the previous Interstellar Commute ended, taking their psychedelic sound to a much deeper and emotive level by using live piano, guitar and bass onto layers of effects and lo-fi sampling. It offers eight songs with recurring themes and instruments, all mixed into two big sessions, each filling one side of the LP. The result is very obscure yet beautiful and enigmatic, sounding like a 70s psych-rock / ambient jam session where Bibio, Fripp and Eno all play along Buddhist chants and drums. Bardo is a journey into the unknown, or, as the artists themselves describe: for a state of mind or transition in or from one’s life. This is the kind of record you wont find very often and with their mind bending and authentic sound Enemy Earth establish themselves as a favourite from the ever growing Eat Concrete rooster." - Eat Concrete.

Artist: BURROUGHS, WILLIAM S.
Title: In Dub (Conducted by Dub Spencer & Trance Hill)
Format: LP + CD
Label: Echo Beach
Country: Germany
Price: $26.00
"Echo Beach presents the first vinyl edition of William S. Burroughs in Dub, originally released on CD in 2014 (EB 100CD). LP features eight tracks from the CD release, and includes the CD itself, with all 15 tracks. Limited edition of 500 copies, paginated and numbered. Since their 2006 debut album Nitro, the Swiss band Dub Spencer & Trance Hill have impressed press and audiences alike with their passion for playing, their sure instinct for sounds, their equally humorous and respectful dubification of popular hits (including Metallicas "Enter Sandman") and their immense technical skill. Riddim heard "a new soundsphere where typical fat, stoic dub beats contrast with hand-played instruments and experimental sounds." Jazzthetik praised the "fantastically tight band, formidable interior dynamic and supremely competent mixdowns." Jazzthing wrote that "their psychedelic dub sound, which is occasionally interspersed by Western guitar riffs and true rock solos, sounds wonderfully acoustic and analog." And The Wire had to admit that "it sounds cheesy and it shouldnt work, but it does." Their other work includes the Clash tribute album The Clashification of Dub (EB 081CD/LP), plus a live album and a remix compilation with selective dubs by Victor Rice from São Paulo, Brazil. This release celebrates William S. Burroughs and pays tribute to his 2014 centenary, marking a new pop-cultural highlight in their work. With the official support and assistance of the William S. Burroughs Foundation in the United States, the band has succeeded in creating a heavy, ambient masterpiece in 15 chapters. They roll through dub landscapes full of heavy reggae grooves and extraterrestrial electro sounds, carried by pumping basslines with hypnotic power that clears the pathway to the center and gently caresses the stomach. Above the dragging, instrumental reggae cut-ups that gently drift into psychedelic territory, the artfully diluted grooves, breaks, and virtuoso hints, and the majestic slowness of the two riddims, rises the voice of William S. Burroughs, groundbreaking novelist, wanderer between worlds, junky supreme, and counter-cultural icon. His distinctive voice meets craggy soundscapes, harsh guitar chords, and an acerbic Hammond organ that play off against each other in the mixing desk. Drenched in echo, the sounds on this dub treatment contravene the rules of space and time, leaving behind a wonderful feeling of confusion in which listeners can relax and respectfully accompany the soul of their travelling companion William S. Burroughs on the path to eternity -- a highly addictive sound experience." - Echo Beach.

Artist: LES RALLIZES DENUDES
Title: Deeper Than the Night
Format: LP
Label: Echoes From The Earth
Country: Germany
Price: $45.00
"European bootleg, theoretically limited to 300 copies, priced to kill. One of the daftest cover jackets weve seen (imagine a low grade color xerox, taken from across the street). I believe this is copied from the long-gone 2nd official Rallizes CD released in 1991 [MIzutani/Les Rallizes Denudes (SIXE 0203)], although no details are provided. "Legit" Rallizes material has been on sale for a total of about 5 days over the past 40 years (some kind of record?), so dont feel so bad about having to suffer over this one." - FE. "One of the most sought after Japanese underground psychedelic/acid rock bands. Recorded in Kyoto, Japan in 1970, and for the first time ever on LP. Contrary to their general recognition, the musical style in this album is totally loner acid folk. The A-side includes totally downer and psycho-atmospheric songs, with desolate vocals, beautiful & spiritual. Whereas the B-side features an over 22 minutes long track called The Last One, a slowly building epic with aggressive vocals, totally trippy and freaked out drenched in psychedelic fuzzy & distorted phased-out, feedback guitar-outbursts with effects and echo all over the place."
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Artist: ANAKSIMANDROS, THE
Title: River of Finland
Format: LP
Label: Eclipse
Country: USA
Price: $13.50
"Finlands Anaksimandros play avant-folk music that is improvised and psychedelic. Some of the members are involved with other groups you may be familiar with such as Kemialliset Ystävät and Avarus. These recordings from 2002 feature strummed and plucked strings, clattery percussion, chanting vocals, reeds, hand percussion, bowed instruments and more that I cannot properly describe. Edition of 500 copies with printed jackets featuring some great black and white artwork from the group. Highly recommended for fans of Finnish folk, Jewelled Antler label, Sunburned Hand of the Man, No Neck Blues Band, Jackie-O Motherfucker, Sunroof!, Vibracathedral Orchestra...You need to hear this." - Eclipse.
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Artist: CARTER, TOM
Title: Root King
Format: LP
Label: Eclipse
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Second solo release (first if CDRs dont count) by Charalambides member Tom Carter. White Les Paul copy, lap steel, and a purloined bell collection layered into three long tracks of string moan and slithering hum. Amanifesto of grounding during an uprooted time, an attempt to bend in the wind. A slice of a long winter and a momentary flash of cranially pooled guitar sound suddenly scattered by unexpected freedom. A guitar album (mostly)." - Eclipse.

Artist: CARTER, TOM & MARCIA BASSETT
Title: Zaika
Format: LP
Label: Eclipse
Country: USA
Price: $13.50
"Limited edition (500 copies) lp from the duo of Tom Carter (Charalambides / Badgerlore / Friday Group) and Marcia Bassett (Double Leopards / Hototogisu / Shackamaxon). Screen printed jackets from Alan Sherry (Siwa Records)." - Eclipse.
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Artist: CHARALAMBIDES
Title: IN CR EA SE
Format: Double LP
Label: Eclipse
Country: USA
Price: $16.50
"A long glimpse at a special and hazily documented node of vibrational warmth taken from Charalambides shifting history, recorded with the original duo of Tom & Christina Carter in the Heather-less interlude between their 2000-2001 tours. IN CR EA SE is four side-long escavations of the auditory plane defined by interweaving threads of lap steel and chord organ and swept by intermittent currents of breath-born voice and serene modalities cycled upward into towering microtonal dissonances, then flung down into corners of dark intimacy. And summoned back up again (once you flip the record)." This is one time pressing of 1000 copies in a printed black and white sleeve. Looks and sounds beautiful!" - Eclipse.
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Artist: CHARALAMBIDES
Title: Rose/Thorn
Format: LP
Label: Eclipse
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
"Long-, long-, long-, loooooong-awaited and singular entry in the Charalambides and Klang Industries discographies; one of those does it really exist? items thats finally seeing daylight, or moonlight. A stark, unsettling and beautiful slice of duo Charlambides invocation/incantation, taken from the period between Jason Bill and Heather Leigh Murrays tenures with the band and featuring extraordinary chord organ and vocal work from Christina and some signature lap steel mastery from Tom. Fans of the bands most recent, more song-based work will find this relevatory, long-time listeners will say ahhhh and settle in for the flight. Heavy vinyl, limited pressing, cover handiwork by Tom, the first release in years from Klang and a sign perhaps of a truly epic revival." "Long-awaited Klang debut of Charalambides. This record has been brewing since 2000, and is now finally available under the auspices of Eclipse/Klang. Two side-long improvisations in much the same vein as IN CR EA SE, a bit more topographical perhaps, but still horizontally serene and horizonless. Chord organ, lap steel, vocals." --Wholly Other.

Artist: DEAD MACHINES
Title: Live at Tzompantli
Format: LP
Label: Eclipse
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"The a side was recorded at the first No Fun Festival in March 2004 (Brooklyn) and features a little comedy to start with and then things get heavy...and the second side is the very first VG Kids/Wolf Den Ypsi Street Level throwdown....our set was live on a 6 color shirt screen press and Nate brought a fog machine that blasted out the room and into the parking lot night of the VG complex...near the end you can hear people chucklin cause its absurd..that night was also the first "offical" Sick Llama, and MI debut of Failing Lights...great night....DM had a weird 7 small speaker set up on the heads of the press and spun it slighty for that dead-universe dying electronic creeping blast sound....." Printed covers with the back cover featuring a demented John Olson collage - killer!"

Artist: DOUBLE LEOPARDS
Title: Halve Maen
Format: Double CD
Label: Eclipse
Country: USA
Price: $17.50
"After two full length LPs and a handful of CDRs comes Double Leopards magnum opus, a tome to the alveoli, paranormal science, and murderous intrigue on the high seas. A rueful journey that they are all still recovering from, the Leopards had to boldly ingest substances that while harmful to their original earthly containers, turned the ghosts of Panthalassa from transparent to opaque, allowing them to see with their mortal eyes the horrible shape of the enemy. With guitars, tapes, piano, drums, and a craggy heap of rusted electronics, they went to battle, and like the early grainy photographs of Americas Civil War, the document is poignant and will only gain significance as time passes and the medium improves." - Eclipse.

Artist: FURSAXA
Title: Alone in the Dark Wood
Format: LP
Label: Eclipse
Country: USA
Price: $16.50
"Beautiful new release from Tara Burke (aka Fursaxa) features 12 tracks recorded in Philadelphia and Ulvila, Finland (recorded by Sami Sänpäkkilä). Also has Taras cover design and artwork in a nice 12x24 inch foldout insert. Edition of 950 copies." -Eclipse. CD version is on ATPR.
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Artist: LABREQUE, PAUL & VALERIE WEBB
Title: Trees, Chants and Hollers
Format: LP
Label: Eclipse
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Duo weaves a cautious, dreamy folk spell, reminiscent of the vocal impressionism and effected acoustic sonics of Charalambides, beautiful stuff charged with a sense of desperation and love lingering on the edge of loss. Ties to Sunburned Hand of the Man and other Boston area ensembles, like Bright." - Lee Jackson.

Artist: MIDDLETON, IAN
Title: 5 Pieces 1998-1999
Format: LP
Label: Eclipse
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
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Artist: MIDDLETON, IAN
Title: With and Without Late
Format: LP
Label: Eclipse
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"This is some more music I made, some with LATE, to make myself feel good. I played a late 1970s obsolete analogue synth and LATE played various instruments on one track. Side one takes a quasi-psych drone form while side two veers off into stranger waters, playing off some unexpected juxtapositions and combinations of sounds." - Ian Middleton. One time pressing of 110 copies.
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Artist: MIGRANTES
Title: Monsoon Moods
Format: LP
Label: Eclipse
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
This is the 2nd LP by Migrantes (Jason Bill {guitar, air organ, Hammond organ, cymbal} & Caroline Vickers {Hammond organ & vocals}) of Tucson, AZ. Pressed in an edition of 536 copies and housed in a lovely printed full color jacket, this is a sublime record! ⿿For those that have never been there, the desert signifies space, sand, and nothing. When I (who live nowhere near any deserts) first visited Jason & Caroline (who live smack in the middle of one), that was what I had thought too. I was a bit surprised that the desert in fact looks nothing like its platonic counterpart - it is in fact interlaced with ropy thorned plants, crawls with life of every species, and is inevitably circumscribed by distant mountains. For some, Monsoon Moods may capture the real desert, the one where home fires burn under looming stone, where love and life flourish in austerity. For me though this LP somehow encompasses sweaty nights in 100 degree summer warehouses, ghostly drives through Norfolk shipyards, the slow crack of datura pods drying in the sun, and all the other things that have grown inside j&c to buoy them up into this warmly inviting space illuminated by their big hearts. A stunning record that camouflages the simplicity of its ingredients with songs of glowing precision and vox-laced Hammond drones of vertical majesty.⿝ - Tom Carter.

Artist: MIGRANTES
Title: Moon Journals
Format: LP
Label: Eclipse
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Migrantes is Caroline Vickers and Jason Bill (ex-Charalambides). Based now in Tucson Arizona, Migrantes recorded Moon Journals in Houston, El Paso, Newport News, Hampton and Tucson. On Moon Journals, Migrantes create psychedelic folk music using voice, acoustic and electric guitars, air organ, kalimba, clarinet, and found sounds. Results are both traditional and experimental. Released in an edition of 336 copies with printed jackets featuring photographs by Jason Bill. Highly recommended!" - Eclipse.
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Artist: MONOSOV/SWIRNOFF
Title: Recorded Works Vol. 3
Format: LP
Label: Eclipse
Country: USA
Price: $14.50
"California sound artists Ilya Monosov and Preston Swirnoff return with two more sonic labyrinths stretched over disparate terrain. As on their previous albums, Monosov and Swirnoff cast boundaries to the wind. Disillusioned and wise to the ways of the world, the duo not only succeeds in propping up the shambolic planet they created on Recorded Works Vol. 1 & Vol. 2, but also in soaring toward the furthest reaches of distant suns. Blurring the line between composition and improvisation, these new installments are rare, unearthed gems. Volume 3 begins with dancing shadows and acoustic myopia. Monosovs minimal vocals lead Swirnoffs piano ramblings deeper into the cerebral maze, inadvertently finding the best route out. Setting off the shaky delicacy of the opener and Side A closer, Repeat Again (with enchanting vocals from Naomi) are the raucous, industrial rhythms of Snake Lust and Fly Away. The Indian-inspired drones of With Charles Curtis top the whole thing off with cinematic splendor. Monosov and Swirnoff manage to seamlessly mesh these ideas into a cohesive whole." --Brad Rose.

Artist: MONOSOV/SWIRNOFF
Title: Recorded Works Vol. 4
Format: LP
Label: Eclipse
Country: USA
Price: $14.50
"California sound artists Ilya Monosov and Preston Swirnoff return with two more sonic labyrinths stretched over disparate terrain. As on their previous albums, Monosov and Swirnoff cast boundaries to the wind. Disillusioned and wise to the ways of the world, the duo not only succeeds in propping up the shambolic planet they created on Recorded Works Vol. 1 & Vol. 2, but also in soaring toward the furthest reaches of distant suns. Blurring the line between composition and improvisation, these new installments are rare, unearthed gems. Volume 3 begins with dancing shadows and acoustic myopia. Monosovs minimal vocals lead Swirnoffs piano ramblings deeper into the cerebral maze, inadvertently finding the best route out. Setting off the shaky delicacy of the opener and Side A closer, Repeat Again (with enchanting vocals from Naomi) are the raucous, industrial rhythms of Snake Lust and Fly Away. The Indian-inspired drones of With Charles Curtis top the whole thing off with cinematic splendor. Monosov and Swirnoff manage to seamlessly mesh these ideas into a cohesive whole." --Brad Rose.

Artist: MONOSOV/SWIRNOFF
Title: Seven Recorded Works (Volume 1)
Format: LP
Label: Eclipse
Country: USA
Price: $13.50
"The sound of two souls, all alone in claustrophobically infinite space. These two volumes see disenchanted Californians Ilya Monosov and Preston Swirnoff whittling out their own autonomous spaces far from the surf and sun, then climbing in and nailing the door firmly shut behind them. Seven Recorded Works comes over like someone has leached the spirits of Ennio Morricone, Eric Satie and Pauline Oliveros, stuffed them in a leaky wooden barrel, and set them rolling out to sea on a spring riptide. Uncertain, hesitant piano and melodica miniatures undercut with the evil drone of harmonica and hurdy-gurdy. Its a creaking and queasy trip, guaranteed to heave underwater, piratical nightmares out of some long suppressed substream of your subconscious." - Alan Cummings. Edition of 500 copies.

Artist: MONOSOV/SWIRNOFF
Title: Two Recorded Works (Volume 2)
Format: LP
Label: Eclipse
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Two Recorded Works opens in equally brooding, cinematic fashion with Swirnoffs air organ slow gasping its weighted way through magenta dust-clouds of bowed guitar. Later, sea-shanty bellows underscore the spectral traces of whistles and ghosted vocals and whistles to particularly melancholic effect. But the final side, credited to Monosov and Swirnoffs rock unit The Shining Path, is a whole other kettle of herring. It rockets upwards into the fuzzed out expansive zones of the Rallizes sound, but is tethered to an on-edge, speedfreak shake of a Suicide rhythm, just too fast for comfort. Bliss handily circumvented, higher mind tied to delerium tremens. I think theyre trying to tell us something" - Alan Cummings. "Time passed, and we began recording Volume 2 which contains our experiments with song form and our rock band, The Shining Path. We would like to thank Ed Hardy for offering us creative freedom over a span of four vinyl records, the last of which we plan to record in 2005." - Eclipse. Ilya Monosov (2005). Edition of 500 copies.

Artist: PAIVANSADE
Title: Puhalluspelto
Format: LP
Label: Eclipse
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Following their impressive cdr release on the Dutch label Whistle Along, comes the debut vinyl release from Finlands avant folk group Päivänsäde. Members of this group also perform with Rauhan Orkesteri, Lauhkeat Lampat, and Kiila which some of you may be familiar with. The sound? Well, you hear strings plucked and scraped, hand percussion and drums, woodwinds, vocals (sometime wailing), and other instruments I cannot identify. If you dig the Anaksimandros, Kemialliset Ystävät, Avarus, Pylon, etc., youll want to hear this. I was not familiar with Päivänsäde when they, without any previous contact with me, sent me a cdr of this album back in January. I listened to it and was immediately stunned from start to finish so I listened to it again to be sure I heard what I did. After that I sent an e-mail to the address provided with the cdr and asked if I could issue this on vinyl. Finally, this is now available and it is one of the best Eclipse releases to date - one I am very proud to release. Edition of 500 copies with beautiful full color printed sleeves." - Eclipse.
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Artist: PELT
Title: Heraldic Beast
Format: Double LP
Label: Eclipse
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Intense 2 LP survey of Pelt geography around the turn of the century, compiling live recordings the band issued on cdrs in tiny editions or on comps plus some unreleased material. Combines the most all-out electric attacks Pelts ever deigned to release, plus some of the growling drone float that preceded/coincided with the bands jump into acoustic material. Off the hook gatefold packaging that maybe offers hints of sources, etc. Full list of recording dates/locations/prior releases is supposed to be posted on www.klang.org soon." This dbl lp set is sure to blow some minds - especially those who have come to know Pelt in the past 2-3 years. These early recordings (1998-2003) are heavy and sure to please those who have been waiting patiently for this. The packaging is incredible, too - with beautiful artwork and a very sturdy gatefold sleeve. Dig it." - Eclipse.
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Artist: PELT/KEENAN LAWLER/ERIC CLARK
Title: Keyhole
Format: LP
Label: Eclipse
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
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Artist: SKATERS, THE
Title: Physicalities of the Sensibilities...
Format: LP
Label: Eclipse
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
...of Ingrediential Stairways. "Uncalculated unconscious expectations within an involuntary interception (system) of detached fantasy detached provided the fantasy is born of ingredients outside of the body but determined by the unpenetrated unconsciousness this in combination with the minds ability to sight illusions creates a world in which the consciousness can travel in and out of realization of the event arising as with the tangible actions of the ceremony ascending and descending within the spectators consciousness manifest exchanged illusions. The unknowing of levels of consciousness as the procession of the ceremony transforms the imagination from inner and outer experience to one a whole motion of physical and mental interaction. Recorded in Universal City, Mexico by Spencer Clark and James Ferraro. Limited edition one-time pressing." - Eclipse.
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Artist: SUN CITY GIRLS
Title: Bleach Has Feelings Too/To Cover Up Your Right To Live
Format: Double LP
Label: Eclipse
Country: USA
Price: $19.50
"Propagandizing 13 tonal music? We all need something....sexy religion? Where were YOU when the blue was BLUE? Youll never check-out OR leave Fog Hotel...its like being in the middle and blowing both sides off the map. You could still smoke on an airplane when these cuts were recorded. Listen to the quiet moments of track D-4 and hear one of the first PZM microphones rattle against the wall as it hung around a nail. What about the limiter on that old boom box as it wont allow the signal to continue recording on track C-6? Good thing they didnt have any money because everything would have sounded like shit! Some people say I should be shot for writing about this music. I met them in Malaysia when I was selling Asmat wood carvings from Irian Jaya. They nicknamed me Mikey which referred to Michael Rockefeller who had his interest in Asmat art cut short by angry tribal leaders. One of them told me years ago that were ALL Sun City Girls. Was he modest or was he lying? I dont know how many homosexuals ARE in the book of Revelations but I DO KNOW that the bible is always lying. And its fairly well documented that Satanists launder money to cover up your right to live. Just remember: Bleach has feelings, too!" -- Harold Wayne. Limited, one-time pressing of 1000 copies housed in a heavy duty gatefold sleeve with amazing photos from the time of these recordings -- which was during the time period between October 1982 and November 1985." - Eclipse.
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Artist: SUN CITY GIRLS
Title: Folk Songs of the Rich & Evil/Exotica on $ 5 a Day
Format: Double LP
Label: Eclipse
Country: USA
Price: $28.00
"The fourth volume in the Cloaven cassette reissue series from the SUN CITY GIRLS. Includes the 1985 Folk Songs of the Rich & Evil-a diabolical collection of essay-lecture monologue songs-along with the Exotica on $ 5 a Day recordings from 1985 and 1983. Exotica features the bands ethnic eccentricity at its most fragrant. Limited edition pressing of 1,000 copies. Includes a previously unreleased recording to boot." - Eclipse.
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Artist: SUN CITY GIRLS
Title: Fruit Of The Womb/Polite Deception
Format: Double LP
Label: Eclipse
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"Fifth reissue in the Cloaven Cassettes series by Sun City Girls. Both cassettes were released in 1987. About Fruit of the Womb: Recorded 1984-85 between the first and second Sun City Girls LPs in mono. The performances on this tape are superb. Near Eastern instrumentals, extended improvisation, ostracized jazz plus impossible versions of Sun City Girls standards. Like the other titles in this series, some tracks from the original tape releases have been removed for the LP versions and some unreleased tracks are included, too. About Polite Deception: Side one is a continuation of the previous tape listed (Fruit Of The Womb). And side two was described by an Albanian diplomat as: An industrial Mesopotamian environmental piece followed by Egyptian trance jazz. Of course, we all know that this description is false. Recordings are from 1984-1985. Limited edition of 950 copies in ultra thick gatefold sleeve with lots of pictures from the mid-80s. Series is back on track -- you wont have to wait 3 more years for the next one!" - Eclipse.
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Artist: SUN CITY GIRLS
Title: God Is My Solar System/Superpower
Format: Double LP
Label: Eclipse
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Reissue of the first two cassettes self-released by the band in the late 1980s. These are the earliest Sun City Girls recordings from 1982 & 1983. Featuring a heavy duty gatefold sleeve with archived photos from the time period of the recordings, and some liner notes, this is the first in a series of ten double LPs reissues. Limited, one time pressing of 974 copies." - Eclipse.
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Artist: SUNBURNED HAND OF THE MAN
Title: The Trickle-Down Theory of Lord Knows What
Format: CD
Label: Eclipse
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Released nearly a year to the day of the recording itself, this full length CD from Massachusetts own Sunburned Hand of the Man is truly brilliant! It features 5 cuts recorded at the top of a rickety red staircase on June 20, 2002 that will keep you groovin and freaking out! Highly recommended!" - Eclipse. ""Welcome to the latest chapter in the Book of Hand - an lp documenting a private performance from June of 2002, in which we further explore the art of investing emotional surplus into a trust that yields the fruit of mad, naked passion. Hear the voice of Reason backwards, the drum that dreams are made of, and the tunnel at the end of the light. All pressed into two sides that are guaranteed to keep you happening. Yours truly, Out of Hand" - Sun Burned.

Artist: SUNBURNED HAND OF THE MAN
Title: Wedlock
Format: Double LP
Label: Eclipse
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
"Wedlock captures Sunburned in its 2003 suit when they took it to the West Coast to tour their way up to Wasilla, Alaska to attend and perform at Paul & Vals wedding on the longest day of the year, June 21, 2003. Under the bright midnight sun, Sunburned recorded this document, a testament to irony, omnipotence, moisture, pain, and the weight. Come and dine at this one, clear table. Double LP. September 2005 release taken from recordings in Alaska on the Summer Solstice. Features a beautifully designed heavy duty gatefold sleeve with two inserts featuring many photos from the trip to Alaska as well as some pictures from Northern California from the same tour." - Eclipse.

Artist: UNITED SUPREME COUNCIL
Title: Oastem! Vibe Orchestra
Format: LP
Label: Eclipse
Country: USA
Price: $13.50
"Document of a big band made up of the entire lineups of Pelt and Rake (+ additional miscellaneous players) that gigged several times in 1996 and 1997. Whether clearing the room at the Fredericksburg Centre for the Arts or emptying the hall at the Black Cat, the band always kicked it with uncompromising true love and substantial Oastem! vibe. The long improvisations performed varied wildly from show to show, often starting with a bang and slowly expanding into open space where the interesting little details emerged. This LP is an extract from the center of a two hour performance recorded in April 1997 at Tommys in Richmond. The players are: Mike Gangloff (guitar, shenai, electronics), Jack Rose (lap steel), Patrick Best (guitar, bass resonator, conga), ~SKB (bass and percussion), V2G2 (nylon string guitar, percussion, shenai and voice), Planet C (moog, sax, percussion), Mick (dumbek and dijembe), Beth Jones (dijembe), and ??? Edition of 330 copies."- Eclipse.

Artist: WOMB
Title: Womb
Format: LP
Label: Eclipse
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Improvised free jazz from San Diego featuring Josh Quon (satellite member of Upsilon Acrux and member of Children of Gauhd), Christopher Williams (just released duo CD with Derek Bailey on Incus / Compatible), Ray Raposa (the creative impetus of the Castanets, with an album out on Asthmatic Kitty in the fall), Dan Bryant (member of the Skaters), Ilya Monosov (various solo and collaborative releases -- plays guitar and vibes on this LP), as well as Connor Kirkwood and Gabe Sundy. Limited edition of 200 copies." - Eclipse.

Artist: ZAIKA
Title: I-IV
Format: LP
Label: Eclipse
Country: USA
Price: $14.00

Artist: HIGASHI, HIROSHI
Title: Solo
Format: LP
Label: Eclipse/Galactic Zoo Disk
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Gorgeous soundscapes by Acid Mothers Temple wildman Hiroshi Higashi. As 2nd guitarist in AMT (dont dare say rhythm guitarist hes so much more!) and synth abuser holy man extreme, hes dazzled audiences the world over with his mixture of controlled acidic sounds and utter reckless abandon damaging nearly as many instruments as master Makoto. We are granted this gift from the same gods that oversaw the experiments of Florian Fricke, Rudolph Grey, and some Pink Floyd worshipping stoners throughout the ages. Yes folks, these are some shimmering meditations that test the boundaries of electronic equipment, while maintaining a creamy center. Call them audio hallucinations or new age if you must, just dont blame me when youre looking down at your body. To support his numerous travels and devil-may-care lifestyle, most of the sound generating devices are in hock now so dont expect another anytime soon or ever." - Galactic Zoo Disk/Eclipse.
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Artist: V/A
Title: By The Fruits You Shall Know The Roots
Format: Triple LP
Label: Eclipse/Time-Lag
Country: USA
Price: $48.00
"a massive time-lag/eclipse collaberation, featuring a way-out full lp side each from SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE, JACK ROSE, MV/EE MEDICINE SHOW WITH CHRIS CORSANO, DREDD FOOLE, FURSAXA, & JOSHUA WITH KEMIALLISET YSTAVAT. packaged in a huge full color fold-out poster poster. limited to 1000." - Time Lag.
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Artist: PELT
Title: Burning/Filament/Rockets
Format: CD
Label: Econogold
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
Unplayed copies of this 1995 release (featuring Jack Rose).
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Artist: CIULLINI, DANIELE
Title: Domestic Exile Collected Works 82-86
Format: LP
Label: Ecstatic
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
“Ecstatic presents an expanded reissue of Italian mail artist Daniele Ciullinis 1983 self-released cassette Domestic Exile. Hailing from Florence, Ciullini was part of the forward-thinking TRAX collective and its pan-European art and music collaboration network. When asked about the title, Domestic Exile, Ciullini explains, "The music in this cassette was born in a very difficult period of my life. A period marked by a rift with the world. Domestic Exile reflects a time of recession, entrenchment within the walls of a tired soul. Most of the songs are improvised on the spot. Listening to the music today I think this aspect was perhaps naïve. But I enjoyed realizing something very close to my inner state at that moment." Ciullinis music is as sharp and controlled as his elegant photographic images of decadent marble statues, mannequins, and deserted Art Nouveau architecture. The B-side of this reissue consists of tracks originally released on compilations between 1982 and 86, some of which Cuillini describes as "sonic polaroids" in which synthetic sketches and keyboard voices sit side by side with vigorous electro-industrial rhythms and metronomic modified drum machine pulses. His music presciently fuses ambient and industrial, and echoes the synthetic alienation of 8-bit micromusic, the melodic wave sounds of Young Marble Giants, and even proto-shoegaze guitar ("Soft Marble"), as well as hints of drone music (the magmatic loops of "Bloody Machine"). Made with Boss DR-55 and Roland TR-606 drum machines, EMS Synthi AKS modular synthesizer, Roland TB-303 bass synthesizer, Yamaha CS-5 and Casio VL-1 synthesizers, Teac A-103 tape deck, Akai 4000-DS MK-II reel-to-reel tape machine, Fender Stratocaster electric guitar, and Pioneer MA-62 mixer. For fans of Chris Carter, Merzbow, Suicide, Minimal Wave,Cabaret Voltaire, Mika Vainio, Tasaday, and Nurse With Wound. This edition includes extensive liner notes by Vittore Baroni, TRAX co-founder, musician, journalist, and active figure in mail art circles. Mastered by Not Waving.” - Ecstatic.

Artist: MOGARD, ABUL
Title: Works
Format: Double LP
Label: Ecstatic
Country: USA
Price: $27.00
"Ecstatic offer a deeply arresting and definitive collection of Works by erstwhile Serbian factory worker-turned-synthesist Abul Mogard; containing selections from two cassettes released in 2012 and 2013 on Steve Moore and Anthony Paterras VCO Recordings, as well as a cassette only release on Ecstatic, never before available on vinyl. Abul Mogards relatively unusual path to releasing music is well documented, but bears repeating here. Upon taking retirement from a job at a factory which he held for decades, Mogard craved the mechanical noise and complex harmonics of the industrial workplace, and found that the best way to fulfil that need was through electronic music - using a limited set-up of Farfisa organs, voices, samplers and a self-built modular system to realize a peaceful yet haunting, sweetly coruscating sound that resonates uncommonly with music from Leyland Kirby to Alessandro Cortini, or Fennesz and Tim Hecker. The nine tracks on Works are soused in an emotional richness thats hard to forget once experienced. Broad daubs of distorted bass and naturally glorious harmonic progressions paint panoramas of wide open, grey-scaled skies whilst equally conveying the intimate feel of a person with their nose to the machine, toiling for a sound or feeling that really means something to them, and by turns, us. The fact that Mogard hails from an area hardly well-known for its synth music, and that hes of an age where most people take up gardening or lawn bowls, rather than synth music, only helps to aid the enigma and magic surrounding this remarkable artist and his layered, emotional music. RIYL: Alessandro Cortini, The Caretaker, Fennesz, Tangerine Dream, Brain Eno, Tim Hecker." - Ecstatic.
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Artist: MOGARD, ABUL/MAURIZIO BIANCHI
Title: Nervous Hydra / All This Has Passed Forever
Format: LP
Label: Ecstatic
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Ecstatics stunning split release between Maurizio Bianchi, godfather of the Italian industrial noise scene, and Abul Mogard, the much loved and hyperstitious synthesist, conjures a spellbinding testament to the transcendent and transportive energies of electronic music. Although appearing to starkly contrast on the surface, both artists work patently shares a lust for the suggestive abstraction of raw current and its pareidolia-like capacity to generate rich and uncanny emotional responses from the end user. On the A-side, Maurizio Bianchi serves the obfuscated, coruscating atmosphere of "Nervous Hydra"; a 17-minute piece of sunken, desiccated harmonic structures and warped greyscale tones rinsed with ET radio signals and distant percussion that recall the sound of embers landing on tinfoil or snow. It evokes the experience of being caught in a quietly raging whiteout with only a dying fire for company, or equally a sense of subaquatic, amniotic serenity prior to being evacuated into a much colder world. Listeners can trust that the Italian artists first new work in several years is faithful to his ever-uncompromising oeuvre, but theres also a tantalizingly elusive sense of redemption buried deep in there which marks it out from the rest of his canon and close to the work of his antecedents such as Kevin Drumm and Jim Haynes. In that pieces tempestuous wake, Abul Mogard brings a sense of soothing, glacial calm with "All This Has Passed Forever" on the B-side. For 16 blissed minutes, Mogard spells out a nostalgic fantasy in creamy strokes of Farfisa organ and Serge modular synthesizer recorded at EMS studios, Stockholm, and later combined with field recordings to elicit a wistfully widescreen paean to his days on the workshop floor accompanied by the harmonious drones and cacophony of heavy machinery. No matter the pieces provenance, though; its simply a sublime example of Abul Mogards gift for illusive, suspenseful ambient music which has seen his previous releases sky-rocket in second hand value since their earliest, sold-out editions. Over 30 minutes of ostensibly contrasting yet subtly, similarly spirited pieces that speak to the mystery and enigma of electronic musics tortured, searching and romantic soul in equal measure. Cut at Dubplates & Mastering; Edition of 500." - Ecstatic.

Artist: PYE CORNER AUDIO/NOT WAVING
Title: Intercepts
Format: LP
Label: Ecstatic
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
“Intercepts is a split album between Pye Corner Audio and Not Waving. Taking inspiration from the world of espionage, most specifically spy rings, both artists provide four tracks each, creating a thrilling musical call and response between these kindred producers. Some of the greatest world espionage stories involve spy rings -- from the Rosenbergs, to the Cambridge Five and the Duquesne case, stories that have haunted the annals of the covert world and remain shrouded in mystery and fascination to this day. The clandestine spirits permeate these eight tracks of dream-like industrial techno, impressionist synth burbles, fragmented post-modern ambient and cosmic sci-fi adventure. Pink vinyl version.” - Ecstatic.

Artist: WALLS/ORAM
Title: Sound Houses
Format: LP
Label: Ecstatic
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
"Sound Houses is an album that sees Walls exploring the sonic archive of the late Daphne Oram -- composer, inventor and founder of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Orams otherworldly sonic experiments with synthesis and music concrète primarily in the 1960s were decades ahead of their time, her musical legacy unjustly overlooked until recent years when the increasing fascination of modern culture with all things analog has cemented her status internationally as a pioneer and key figure in the development of electronic music and the recording studio. Anglo/Italian electronic duo Walls were permitted to select choice recordings from Daphnes voluminous tape archive of sounds following a commission from the BBC -- these fearsome otherworldly drones, alien FX and violin and cello-esque tones were harnessed, shaped and sculpted into new forms, with additional augmentation of further synthesizer wash, guitar loops, found sound and treated voice by Walls to create unique new pieces of music that join the dots between 1960 and 2013. Indeed, the duo through their reading discovered Orams fascination with Sir Francis Bacons noted tract from 1640 "Wee also have sound houses," which Oram had pinned to the wall of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop wall for inspiration. In his prophetic piece, Bacon predicts some of the workings of the modern studio, through flights of fancy and the idea of transformation of sound -- ideas which ring through the years still today. "We found the poem immensely alluring and inspiring" explains Walls Sam Willis, "the language is so magical it really resonated with us in its primal, and imaginative description of sound." The resulting album, Sound Houses is a unique splicing of Walls modern/vintage sound palette with Orams 1960s futurism to create an unprecedented sonic journey for the listener. First pressing limited to 500 copies on clear vinyl." - Ecstatic.

Artist: BARK HAZE
Title: Basement Psychosis
Format: Cass
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"Andrew "Gown" McGregor and T Moores gtr/noise/howl duo as recorded in the Folk + Cinema Basement, Northampton, MA. Edited by Gown, snippets of soniferous duel bleat and drive. From ripping rage to relaxed rubbing (mmmm) - its yours. Clear world C26 cassette shells, full color gloss Dennis Tyfus art, silver ink #d edition of 200." - Ecstatic Peace
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Artist: BLACK HOLE MIAMI
Title: Pure Hell
Format: Cass
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"Over the top trio of Rat Bastard (To Live & Shave in LA), Ulrich Krieger (Zeitkratzer) and Chris Grier (Scarcity of Tanks, etc.). 50 copies." - Ecstatic Peace.

Artist: BODY/HEAD
Title: Fractured Orgasm
Format: Cass
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"Kim Gordon + Bill Nace. 150 copies." - Ecstatic Peace.
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Artist: CALDERA LAKES
Title: Arranged
Format: Cass
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"Beautiful dream noise from Eva Aguila (Kevin Shields) and Brittany Gould. 100 copies." - Ecstatic Peace.

Artist: CHAPMAN, MICHAEL
Title: The Resurrection And Revenge Of The Clayton Peacock
Format: LP
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Michael Chapman, one of the finest acoustic guitar innovators borne of the late 70s UK folk scene, was in Philadelphia early 2010, paying tribute to his good friend, the late Jack Rose, a mighty six-string alchemist in his own right, and a youngster wholly inspired by Chapmans critical recordings. While sharing in the good light of friendship backstage, we asked Michael if hed ever recorded an LP of purely improvised guitar music. It seemed feasible, as the current state of acoustic guitar exploration was in equal measures inspired by both composition and improvisation. Chapman, along with Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, John Fahey et al, was a significant and historical informant for this young set. But he claimed to have never even entertained the notion of an LP of exclusively improvised playing. Anyone who has had the good fortune to hear Michael just take off in the middle of his songs and simply shred into zones of in-and-out-of-the-chakras stratosphere knows that such an idea could only be wildly welcomed. As it were, Michael got in touch within a week or so and said he was game, and here it is, The Resurrection And Revenge Of The Clayton Peacock, two sides of unbroken, idiosyncratic guitar improvisation that moves from neck-tapping harmonics into effects pedal kosmische into distinctly strange tone huzz. An odd and lovely, momentous session. Limited edition of 500 copies, each numbered with silver ink." -Ecstatic Peace.
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Artist: DARA
Title: One Sided
Format: LP
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Detroit/NYC guitarist, singer, songwriter, photographer, filmmaker, artist Dara was a member of His Name Is Alive for a few years. She was part of upstate NY based multi media performance art group Brown Cuts Neighbors doing films, playing drums, guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards, and guerilla street performance. She collaborated through the mail w/ Warren Defever on a project called Nu Grape. They have a CD available though Time Stereo. She had a group w/ Ron Asheton called Creature79. She worked w/ artist Steve Cerio on a project called Lettuce Little featuring members of the Residents. She now performs with husband Nick in a duo they call Laudanum. Her influences/interests range from Japanese noise bands/performers such as Masonna and Melt Bananna, jazz of Albert Ayler, Cecil Taylor, Sun Ra, Coltrane. The Stooges, Neil Young, 80s hardcore bands, New wave, Harry Partch, artwork of Jackson Pollack. Hammer horror flicks. Film Noir. Spooky stuff. William Blake, William S Burroughs, Bukowski, Nietzche, Kathy Acker, Nick Cave, Lydia Lunch, Slayer. The Ecstatic Peace record: All of it is Dara playing vintage Farfisa keyboards, Casio keyboards, guitar, radio. Recorded in Daras kitchen in 1997 on 4 trk. All artwork/photography by Dara. Album was heavily influenced by love of 80s synth pop and heartbreak. Like OMD, Depeche Mode and John Hughes films which she loved as an 80s teenager." - Ecstatic Peace.

Artist: DE WYS, MARGARET
Title: I Oh
Format: CD
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $14.50
"Margaret De Wys is a composer living and teaching in the Hudson Valley region of New York. She has collaborated with artists Joan Jonas, Charlie Ahearn, Glenn Branca, Maryanne Amacher, Rudolf Grey, and Kiki Smith. With Branca she was a founding member of the legendary NYC no-wave group Theoretical Girls." - EP. "This composition developed as a music-centered response to my personal work with liminal states of consciousness that arose in a non-art context generally characterized as healing. Based on casual recordings of my own voice that I made during actual sessions, my soundtrack focuses on sequences of highly stimulated vocalization (excited, ecstatic, etc.), particularly those that seem to embody a unique and intense experience of knowing, something like a direct encounter with vitality. The effects: sound, vision and emotion in the rawest possible state. Truth shot through me like a whistle." - Margaret De Wys.

Artist: DEAD MACHINES
Title: Human Brain Wasting Syndrome
Format: LP
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Dead Machines is the lovechild of John Olson of Wolf Eyes and Tovah ORourke of Wooden Wand & the Vanishing Voice. John leaves behind the Wolf Eyes angst, yet keeps all of the aggression while Tovah adds her own version of electronic mayhem and magic. To date, most of their releases have been on Johns infamous label, American Tapes, notorious for pressing quantities of two to forty-two in packaging that wont conform itself to your music shelf."

Artist: DIETRICH, DON
Title: Chinese Root Letter/Tabulae Sex
Format: 7"
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $4.50
"Two sides of sense-heightening solo sax momentum by one-third of Borbetomagus. Sleeve features Dons legendary "tar" paintings, printed with more clarity than ever before." - Ecstatic Peace. Slightly damaged in shipping; bent corners. 1995 release.

Artist: DREAMCATCHER
Title: A Team Come True By
Format: Cass
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"Katherine Kline and Blake Hargreaves deliver a full session of otherworldly noise/rhythm damage/improv intuition sizzling outta Montreal. As Dreamcatcher these two North of the Border experimentalists have a sweet history of cracked beat tabletop throwdowns w/ releases on American Tapes, Alien8 and NotNotFun. This is a magick machine. Black as night C100 cassette shells, full color gloss weirdo art jcard, silver ink #d edition of 100" - Ecstatic Peace
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Artist: ECSTATIC PEACE POETRY JOURNAL
Title: #7
Format: Mag
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"The long awaited Ecstatic Peace Poetry Journal #7, edited lovingly by Mr. Thurston Moore. Poems from Twig Harper, Byron Coley, Christina Carter, Chris Habib, Ira Cohen, Richard Hell/David Shapiro, Ira Cohen, Loren Connors, Joanna Yas, Noel Black, Alan Licht, Richard Meltzer, Dylan Nyoukis, David Keenan, Lee Ranaldo, Charles Plymell, Matthew Wascovich, Jeni Olin, Robert Opalio, Maurizio Opalio, Kyle Lapidus, Valerie Webber, Mike Watt, Angela Jaeger, Wooden Wand, Ian Nagoski, Richard Krech, Nick Henry, Jack Brewer and Mali Thep." - Ecstatic Peace.
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Artist: FLAHERTY, PAUL & BILL NACE
Title: An Airless Field
Format: LP
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Paul Flaherty remains one of North Americas most breath-taking free-sax wonders. With white flowing beard and twinkled eye he can either blow solo, levitating all real estate to a higher key of thought, or collaborate with anyone lucky enough to travel his spaceway of experience. Radical guitarist Bill Nace has been connecting with Flaherty for a number of years now. Nace is the secret weapon of the New England underground free scene and has been charming basement dwellers searching for portals to new noise dimensions with his prepared guitar administration in accordance with both Chris Corsano in the legendary Vampire Belt and with Thurston Moore in the magic wildstyle of Northampton Wools. Here, in duo with the master Flaherty, he drops and sails and the two men create journeys both frightening and enlightening. A strange and beautiful session." -Ecstatic Peace.

Artist: FOOLE, DREDD
Title: A Long, Losing Battle with Eloquence and Intimance
Format: LP
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"7 songs of studio-recorded solo Dredd Foole on vocals and acoustic guitar, in a totally different vein than the last Dredd Foole & the Din record with Pelt & Thurston Moore ( The Whys of Fire )." "For years and years (maybe about 17 or so), people have been pleading with Dan Ireton to record an album of his songs, as they are here, "mostly in one take". That has, almost unbelievably at this point, finally been taken care of. Not necessarily "new" or particuarly "weird", this is unquestionably (for lack of better terminology), "American". And when was the last time you could admit to that? In front of a crackling fire, it could perhaps sound good enough to melt into the floor, but even those illuminated by mere fluorescence will find pure captivation. Words, voice, guitar, culturally-informed emotional expression. Printed inner sleeve with lyrics, just like the old days. Great Kim Gordon cover." - FE.

Artist: FOOLE, DREDD & THE DIN
Title: The Whys of Fire
Format: CD
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Thurston Moore and Pelt in Dredd Fooles Din this time around (past Din members include Mission of Burma & the Volcano Suns). Mastered by Jim ORourke. Quite handsome Acutal-tribute cover art. The Whys of Fire: The idea evolved a couple years ago. Dredd was playing a lot again, after his move to Vermont, and it seemed like the time to get some of his new instant compositional gambits onto tape. It so happened that Pelt were going to be coming to town pretty soon. That seemed like a good connection. Chris and Thurston both played with Dredd already in various action units, so that made sense. Hell, it all made sense. In the way that things can on hot, buggy nights in a swamp, when theres plenty of cold beer and enough electricity to go around." - Ecstatic Yod. Features Dredd Foole (voice), Patrick Best (prepared amplified acoustic guitar), Mike Gangloff (esraj, tanpura), Jack Rose (prepared electric guitar), Chris Corsano (drums, percussion) and Thurston Moore (electric guitar).

Artist: HAT CITY INTUITIVE
Title: A Ticket For Decay!
Format: LP
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Hat City Intuitive have long been the mainstays of the Danbury, Connecticut free improvisation scene and, as such, are regal. Yet this crown of creative impulse and desire does not cloud their intention of celebrating the NEW. When they gather, and whoever they may invite into their high flying midst, the vibrations are a fresh fire and are wholly positive, forsaking the droll techniques of free jazz blather, and licking the under shine of night stars howling light into the black. This session has most recent member Gene Moore (guitar/reeds) showing up with his kid bro Thurston, who plugs into the nearest amp and is only too happy to just GO, as TM is a long-time fascinant of the Hat City Intuitive, having grown up in the same Nutmeg State environs just 30 some years prior. Compiled from hours and hours and hours of basement mind/spirit autumnal wine-soaked pot-smoked camaraderie, this recording is where the dirt meets the concrete and winks up to the forever sky." -Ecstatic Peace

Artist: HORSEBLADDER
Title: Not, Ill Not
Format: LP
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Not Ill Not is the debut LP from Horsebladder aka Elaine Kahn, a poet & musician currently living in Northampton, Massachusetts. Kahn uses minimalist loops & incantation to create primitive pop songs for the second body. Vocals range from ethereal to ragged, music is a corporeal daydream of night sweats & sad sex, laced with preconscious allusions to Dome, Two Daughters & Catullus. Previous releases on Yod Tapes & Night People. This recording will spook you into a third-floor poet mind devising schematics for basement loveletter. The sounds of a heart beating through raw chambers of reverb and rhythm. Engrossing, exquisite and holistically haunting. 300 copies." -Ecstatic Peace

Artist: HUNTING RITUALS
Title: Brooding Forest
Format: LP
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Hunting Rituals is the moniker of Scott Johnson (also Scott Cloud, Thoughts On Air) which was inspired from many impromptu collaborations with other weirdo musicians within the city limits of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Brooding Forest was the first recording to feature a second member, a fellow collaborator Jeremiah Buchan from Bottom Feeder who was also a main influence on the overall ritual sound process. This recording fuses Scotts focus of feral improv with Jeremys premeditated landscapes of organic creep sound. Brooding Forest was recorded in Sonic Unyons basement, originally released as a cassette on Myiasis Tapes. This is the true underground shadow music of Ontario improv/drone/outsider accidentalia. Startling and hypnotic. Limited pressing." -Ecstatic Peace

Artist: HUSH HARBORS
Title: Yankee Reality
Format: CD
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Yankee Reality. What does it mean? Does it portend that there is some unique, other plain of existence for northerners and/or city folk? Something perhaps alien to, well, everybody else? Virginia cum citizen of London/rambling man Keith Wood knows all about it. Several years ago, he relocated to the city of crumpets and tea, where he, among other things, secured a gig playing guitar for notoriously intense death folk legends Current 93. In the midst of all this excitement, he has managed to write and record a brand new Hush Arbors album, his second for Ecstatic Peace!, and its his finest to date. With a full band in tow -- multi instrumentalist Leon Dufficy, bassist Jason Ajemian, and drummer Ryan Sawyer -- and none other than J Mascis in the producers chair, Yankee Reality continues Woods winning streak while introducing an embarrassment of riches in the way of surprises and curveballs along the way. Yankee Reality is a credit to Keith Woods vast talents as a songwriter and performer, but also, stands as a shining example of his breadth of focus and versatility. How many fools out there love Merle Haggard, The Dead and Dinosaur, Jr equally? I know one." - James Jackson Toth, Nashville, TN, August 2009

Artist: ISLAJA
Title: Blaze Mountain Recordings
Format: CD
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Islaja is Merja Kokkonen, a visual artist and musician from Helsinki, Finland. Shes been releasing records on Finnish label Fonal since 2004. The first one, Meritie, introduced her lovely sense of musical wonder to the world and garnered excited praise from the more astute ears at The Wire (UK) and Dusted Magazine (USA). The 2nd release Palaa Aurinkoon was equally boss and brought Islaja to North America with compatriot Finnish folk experimentalists Lau Nau and Kuupuu where she mesmerized audiences with a captivating minimalism of sweet singing and small toy and hand-made instruments played by herself and companion Jukka Raisanen. In 2007, she released her third album Ulual Yyy which expanded her sound into further psychedelic paths. Since then Islaja has played numerous large festivals including Eurosonic, Sonar and the 2006 All Tomorrows Parties/Nightmare Before Christmas curated by Thurston Moore. Animal Collective invited Islaja to play a two week support tour with them in Europe. Blaze Mountain Recordings is a live document, all music and words by Merja and played by Merja and Jukka. Its the perfect portal to enter the living world of Islajas music/art spirit with a unity of traditional Finnish forest mystery and a radical song universe." -Ecstatic Peace

Artist: KEFFER, LESLIE
Title: Feels Like Frenching
Format: LP
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"When Leslie Keffer lived in Athens, Ohio she was asked about the noise scene there. Youre looking at it, she responded. Indeed. Leslie is one of the more fascinating proponents of homegrown Middle American noise music. A single girl drawn to the more ravaged and magical aspects of noise as source music, art and lifestyle. She has since moved to Nashville where she has been developing and progressing her personal take on what is basically a highly marginal genre of music. Leslies sound has been heard on various cassette labels (Rampart, Gameboy, I Just Live Here, Epicene, Cherried-out Merch) and most recently, her own imprint, Action Claw. She has issued a number of hand-made CDRs with her own touch of knitted fabric pouches. She has two tracks on the 2CD Tarantula Hill Benefit, one with Baltimores Nautical Almanac who have been championing Leslies work for years now. We are only too happy to release this premier full-length LP of Leslies demonstrating where shes been and where shes going." - Ecstatic Peace

Artist: KREFTING, MATT
Title: I Couldnt Love You More
Format: CD
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"My career in music is about to enter its 13th year. Lucky 13! Ive performed in at least 15 groups (probably more on the order of 20 if you count guest spots) over the years, the most prominent being the long-running quiet music combo Son of Earth and the short-lived-but-muchhyped Believers. Historically more of an experimental man, the Believers project showcased my always right-below-the-surface interest and passion for all things rock, and so, a couple of years after the demise of that group, I was approached by Ecstatic Peace, who asked me to produce a solo record. For the better part of a year I conceptualized, recruited, and eventually came up with I Couldnt Love You More. An early attempt to marry electronics, field recordings, and song was scrapped in favor of the personal and perhaps obvious choice of producing a covers record. It was the perfect idea, the realization of a dream. Years of singing in the shower and on long car trips had given way to the stuff of fantasy. Why stick to what you know when you can reach for what youve always desired? I asked friends to help with the realization. John Moloney, Phil Franklin, Ron Schneiderman, and Rob Thomas (all of Sunburned Hand of the Man), Ive known for years. Same with J Mascis. Old friends John Shaw (who Ive done more music with than anyone) and Lynn Meyers provide some vocals here and there, as does my wife, Jamie Jo Oltmans. The Wild Card here is John Townsend. Andrew Kesin of Ecstatic Peace introduced me to him, and he was a jack-of-all-trades. He plays on most of the tracks, sometimes exclusively, and co-produced. I chose songs from all over the map, from Rick Danko to John Martyn to the great Bill Fay. Not exactly lightweights, and quite intimidating when their full historical weight is taken into account. However, I attacked each piece with the intensity of one who truly loves these songs. I didnt concern myself with being overly arty or inventive in my interpretations (there are no truly radical re-workings of anything here), instead allowing my own emotional investment in the material to guide me and inform the other players. These are songs of love and longing. The themes are eternal. Its an honor to have had the chance to play them. Enjoy the music." -- Matt Krefting, December 2008

Artist: LITTLE CLAW
Title: Human Taste
Format: CD
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Little Claw was born in Detroit, Michigan during the Great Eastern Seaboard blackout of 2003. Having nothing to do, nowhere to go, Heath Heemsbergen and Kilynn Lunsford began playing their acoustic guitars and singing into the darkness. An auspicious beginning to be sure. Even now, Little Claw are still strumming and screaming into the void. Formed originally with Jamie Easter from the Piranhas on drums, the band played a string of shows, starting with their debut performance with legendary Ohio art-punks the Bizarros, which then led to the recording of the first Little Claw LP with Warn Defever (His Name Is Alive) The album was released by Ypsilanti records in 2005. Jamie left the band in the summer of 2005 and after one show as a duo, Hendrik Deherder joined up on the drums. A second LP was recorded with Matthew Smith (Outrageous Cherry) in his Hamtramck living room mid-2006 and was subsequently released by Thurston Moores Ecstatic Peace label in 2007. Later that year, there was a release of a split 7" single with Michael Yonkers on X! records. Little Claws move from the urban nightmare of Detroit to the more subtle cloudy terrors of Portland, Oregon prompted some more augmentations to the line-up: Adam Svenson (of Seattle improv band Du Hexen Hase) took over the caveman beat on the drums, freeing up Henrik to bang the synth and add additional percussion. On the road and on recordings, the Little Claw sound is graced by the touch of Toledo native, Damon Sturdivant (Puffy Areolas, Tyvek) on additional percussion and synth." "But what do they sound like anyway? They sounded like the greatest godammned fucking band on the planet the time we saw em. Two minimalist drummers, a guitar dude with a nice underhook rhythm rip and a girl with a badass no wave slather tongue tearing hell out of her slide guitar given half the chance. And not all hellbent rage either -- some nice licorice melt drizzle crud groove too. Fuckin awesome." -Thurston Moore

Artist: LONG DISTANCE POISON
Title: Gamma Graves
Format: Cass
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"Hand-numbered limited edition of 100 copies. "Long Distance Poison present an irresistible concoction of convergent psychedelic and analog electronic energies, everything from a love of nature, and Rothko-like visual aesthetics, to musical influences like Sky Records, John Carpenter soundtracks, minimalism, and a less-hyper Mother Mallard or post-Phaedra Tangerine Dream. Theyve released some excellent tapes, on Life Like, Cryptic Carousel, and Digitalis Limited, releases that capitalize on the bands strength in long-form electronic composition with a wealth of improvisational wiggle-room. Theres a ground concept for each section of each piece, but that merely serves as a taking-off point for LDPs pulsating extrapolations, typically about 30 minutes in length total, or longer. Theyve been wowing local Brooklyn audiences for some time now, and part of the fun of their shows is the opportunity to experience the band finding their way in the moment, watching the clay of their ideas take on form and urgency as they go." -Wm. Berger, host of "My Castle of Quiet" on WFMU

Artist: LUBELSKI, SAMARA
Title: Future Slip
Format: LP
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"LP version with glossy insert. Samara Lubelskis 5th solo LP Future Slip serves up a gorgeous and friendly collection of bittersweet melodies, sinister basslines, gestural Polaroid lyrics, and spot-on drumming garnished with sprigs of fuzz, paired with a guitar Riesling. It is a record of knowledge and innocence, of truth and fairytale, of wonder and clarity. Envision France Gall performing the songs of Sterling Morrison and Mo Tucker with Ralph Molina on drums. The show is at a loft across Bowery from CBGBs and the only person in the audience at soundcheck is Jandek, cross-legged in the middle of the floor. Produced by Thurston Moore. And here is the result: Future Slip is a worldly record, a record which offers a taste of the new dimension but warns of guru bummers. To a sunny day it adds the shadows which allow the perception of depth. On a rainy day it offers a selection of cakes. Anyone who does not dig this record deserves our pity, as they know nothing about the joy or sadness of life." -Ecstatic Peace

Artist: MAGIC MARKERS
Title: I Trust My Guitar, etc.
Format: LP
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $16.50
"Magik Markers have delivered nothing but total weird confusion since their nascent days as Hartford, CT.s only real rock n roll animal. Through sporadic touring and constant relocation theyve developed into one of USAs most harrowing and mesmerizing live noise units since mid-period Germs. This LP captures an early studio session which is spectacularly failed, their Forming if you will, and hardly references what theyve been throwing down live these days. Dense-pack mixed by drummer Pete Nolan, with gut-spill guitar and barely audible vocals by lyrical wizardess Elise Ambrogio and Tiffany-with-a-switchblade rhythm guitar death from Leah Quimby, it still has an essence of madness that will creepy crawl its way into your nervous system. Deluxe full colour gatefold sleeve w/ Slow Toe Publications poetry booklet featuring Byron Coley, Matthew Wascovich and T. Moore, bumpersticker and full sized insert."
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Artist: MAGIK MARKERS
Title: Boss
Format: CD
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"When confronted with an example of magnificence in nature, such as a waterfall, Jane Goodall reported that the chimpanzees she observed were captivated, as if in awe of the beauty of the world. On BOSS, the Magik Markers have tried to capture the chimps awe. A formality and restraint the Markers have never exerted on their previously recorded material is present on BOSS. Now the Markers are Jainists, with their mouths masked so as to not inhale even one tiny insect, here pursuing the killer gentle with a vengeance. Recorded in the cavernous dark of Echo Canyon West, with producer Lee Ranaldo working the boards like a diviner, BOSS documents the Markers with a previously unheard fidelity and orchestration. Idiosyncratic song structure and melodies interspersed with a destructive drum stomp are reminiscent of the early electrified blues of Junior Kimbrough, or the black hole rhythms of Kousokuya. Mixing a gentle vulnerability with a winded egomania, the Markers have always had a musical tunnel vision; BOSS is that vision made manifest. The tug of war the Markers enact, the way they are fully prepared to start yanking their world apart as they find themselves losing their place in, makes moot possibilities of greatness or mediocrity. It makes them unapologetic soothsayers with their ears pressed to the ground, waiting for footsteps. With Peter Nolan, we finally hear what Lou Reed would have sounded like had he sallied with the drums instead of getting seduced by the easy praise of front man status. Like Rashid Ali squeezed into the Teutonic leather pants of Faust, Nolan drums like there are hell hounds at his heels but he just cant be bothered. Here both laconic and frenzied, Nolans drumming arms reach out like an octopus: tickling the ivories, humming the organ and blasting taps on some kind of endtime trumpet. As a pianist, Nolan reminds us that the piano is a percussive, beating out the whoomp of some old war dance, a bare foot-fall rhythm of fighters to battle and the heavy hands of a whiskey burlesque in the afternoon. Nolan is easy to underestimate, but finally, here is high fidelity record of the strange soul of one of Americas most natural and quizzical musical minds." -Ecstatic Peace

Artist: MENSTRUATION SISTERS
Title: Samantha (My Wack Panther)
Format: LP
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Unlike anything book or animal, the Menstruation Sisters destroy wholly" -- Thurston Moore, Sonic Youth. "Menstruation Sisters hail from Sydney, Australia. Basically a duo comprised of wildboy poet ululationist and guitar strangler Nick Kamiussis (aka Rizili aka Riz) and OZ wonderkid Oren Ambarchi (Sunn 0))), Burial Chamber, Grave Temple, John Zorn etc etc), and sometimes aided by Brendan Walls and others. Their first LP, Ma, was in an edition of 100 copies, all of which had razor blades, balloons and hypodermic needles applied to one side. As an objet dart it became a highly desirable item for noise believers (and was recently reissued -- sans appliques -- by No Fun Productions). Every once in a while an LP drops out of nowhere only to further confuse whomever is fortunate enough to grip it. 2005 saw the Holy Africa 7" on White Denim, in 2001 the infamous Goog LP on Saucerlike, in 1999 the Dead At Slugs LP on Menlo Park and in 1998 the Triple Bogey On A Ma Par Hole 3x7". All of these are essential documents of one of the most bizarre, genuinely inspired free time outfits working the avant-mind body love/noise worship axis today. This newest LP has been patiently waiting to be released for the last few years, initially a multi-label project instigated by Menlo Park and now fully realized by Ecstatic Peace. Long a champion of Menstruation Sisters after witnessing an out-of-nowhere set at NYCs legendary lost underground experimental oasis The Cooler in the late 90s, Thurston Moore invited the Sisters to open for Sonic Youth in Sydney shortly thereafter and, as inspired and weird as the NYC set was, the Sonic Youth gig was perhaps one of the most astounding question marks of music the seasoned Moore had ever experienced. So we present you Samantha (My Wack Panther) -- a new and beautiful peek into the edge of musical menstruation." -Ecstatic Peace

Artist: MOORE, GEORGE
Title: Plastic Flowers
Format: LP
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"George Moore lives in Connecticut. He is the 20 year old son of Ecstatic Peace recording artist Gene Moore. Regardless of these obvious bloodline connections George Moores musical world should, would and could easily creep into the living underground on its own mystic merits. He recorded these instrumental pieces at some point in early 2001 and issued them privately in an edition smaller than Albinis dick. The music therein is an amalgamation of spurious signals wholly independent though readings and mis-readings of John Fahey, Whitehouse and Jackie-O Motherfucker are in probable detection. The basement aura of this session will appeal to anyone even slightly aroused by the aforementioned troika. Ecstatic Peace will continue to release artifacts from the Moore boys and their Connecticut Nutmeg State of Mind environmental joob." - Ecstatic Peace.

Artist: MOUTHUS
Title: Divisionals
Format: LP
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"After releasing the first Mouthus LP years back, Ecstatic Peace returns to unleash another beast by this always amazing duo. Brian Sullivan (gtr/vox) and Nate Nelson (perc) connect here with a focused, thematic hayride through long tone static and fried mind amp terror. Anyone following the arc and molten flow of Mouthus last few LPs and CDs (on Our Mouth, Troubleman Unlimited, Olde English Spelling Bee, Music Fellowship, Important, Three Lobed, Weird Forest and the exemplary Saw A Halo on Load) will be surely intrigued by Divisionals as it is Mouthus at their sweetest. Almost. Just when youre drifting through the electric skies you find the Earth reaching into your soul pulling you back to a primordial foreverness. A charming action." -Ecstatic Peace

Artist: MUTANT APE
Title: Erotic Yorkshire
Format: LP
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Mutant Ape is the insane noise project by Yorkshire, UK resident George Proctor. George runs the Turgid Animal label, which since 2005 has been the go-to place for harsh noise, power electronics and other demented spuzz releasing over 500 CDs, CDRs, cassettes, LPs, 10"s, 7"s etc. He has been releasing Mutant Ape sounds wherever and whenever, establishing his classic yet contemporary noise/horror vision of lust and spectacle as one of the premier scum artists of the last decade. Erotic Yorkshire is Mutant Ape at its most corrosive delivering from track to track occult ambience to skin shredding power drug electronics. All bookended by the demented and misogynist rants of Jamie Gillis. Artwork by the fractured mind of Tisbor. Disgust, depression, defilement and demotion are all here for those of you who demand only the best in carnal crud." -Ecstatic Peace

Artist: MV & EE
Title: Barn Nova
Format: CD
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Still harvesting and sustaining in the deep woods of Vermont , MV & EE (Matt MV Valentine, once the brawn of the Tower Recordings, and Erika EE Elder, CEO of Heroine Celestial Agriculture and The MV & EE Medicine Show) are following their 2008 release Drone Trailer with their feature-film-for-the-blind Barn Nova, which marks their return to the Ecstatic Peace! label. MV & EE aspire to the sort of beautifully rewarding standard in their documented output that Sun Ra or The Grateful Dead achieved. It is with Ecstatic Peace! that their most consistent works have been born and continue reach fans with The Golden Road, their most constant band. Together with Doc Dunn (pedal steel, rhythm guitar, vocals, drums) and Mike Smith (Rickenbacker 4001, vocals), who appeared on Drone Trailer, as well as J Mascis (drums, guitar, plate reverb) and Woods Jeremy Earl (vocal, drums) they take you on the ride now known as Barn Nova and here they jam. Justin Pizzoferrato also appears contributing percussion, space echo and aiding once again at the controls. This album was recorded at MV & EEs own home studio Maximum Arousal Farm as well as their current local New England rooms of choice, Bank Row (an old mid 1900s bank) and Js home studio Bisquiteen. These kindred spirits share a wealth of ideas including a serious reverence and desire to upgrade/expand the classic-rock idiom. Barn Nova marks the return of Spectrasound, MVs production technique that places tones dancing all around the stereo sound field: it has to be heard to be believed. This effect is all the more impressive that the majority of it was created recording live, rather than conjured through studio post-production during mixing. Especially potent on the A side-ending stomp Summer Magic, where Erikas economical leads go head-to-head with Js on a particularly mind-blowing live-in-studio effort; It brings to mind the vibe of Green Blues, Mother Of Thousands and even an electric Moon Jook with matured songwriting. Inspired by the likes of Jerry Garcia, John Cipollina and Tom Verlaine, Matt Valentine displays an insatiable appetite to play in various idioms with constant exploration and development. Meanwhile, Elders harmony leads recall the glorious twinned guitar lines of Canned Heats Al Wilson & Henry Vestine at their most potent." -Ecstatic Peace

Artist: MV & EE
Title: Barn Nova
Format: LP
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
LP version with poster. "Still harvesting and sustaining in the deep woods of Vermont , MV & EE (Matt MV Valentine, once the brawn of the Tower Recordings, and Erika EE Elder, CEO of Heroine Celestial Agriculture and The MV & EE Medicine Show) are following their 2008 release Drone Trailer with their feature-film-for-the-blind Barn Nova, which marks their return to the Ecstatic Peace! label. MV & EE aspire to the sort of beautifully rewarding standard in their documented output that Sun Ra or The Grateful Dead achieved. It is with Ecstatic Peace! that their most consistent works have been born and continue reach fans with The Golden Road, their most constant band. Together with Doc Dunn (pedal steel, rhythm guitar, vocals, drums) and Mike Smith (Rickenbacker 4001, vocals), who appeared on Drone Trailer, as well as J Mascis (drums, guitar, plate reverb) and Woods Jeremy Earl (vocal, drums) they take you on the ride now known as Barn Nova and here they jam. Justin Pizzoferrato also appears contributing percussion, space echo and aiding once again at the controls. This album was recorded at MV & EEs own home studio Maximum Arousal Farm as well as their current local New England rooms of choice, Bank Row (an old mid 1900s bank) and Js home studio Bisquiteen. These kindred spirits share a wealth of ideas including a serious reverence and desire to upgrade/expand the classic-rock idiom. Barn Nova marks the return of Spectrasound, MVs production technique that places tones dancing all around the stereo sound field: it has to be heard to be believed. This effect is all the more impressive that the majority of it was created recording live, rather than conjured through studio post-production during mixing. Especially potent on the A side-ending stomp Summer Magic, where Erikas economical leads go head-to-head with Js on a particularly mind-blowing live-in-studio effort; It brings to mind the vibe of Green Blues, Mother Of Thousands and even an electric Moon Jook with matured songwriting. Inspired by the likes of Jerry Garcia, John Cipollina and Tom Verlaine, Matt Valentine displays an insatiable appetite to play in various idioms with constant exploration and development. Meanwhile, Elders harmony leads recall the glorious twinned guitar lines of Canned Heats Al Wilson & Henry Vestine at their most potent." - Ecstatic Peace.

Artist: MV & EE WITH THE GOLDEN ROAD
Title: Gettin Gone
Format: Double LP
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
Double vinyl version, gatefold sleeve. "A new sound has organically evolved that will most certainly astonish listeners new & old, but still find a special place on the formidable shelf of their back catalog. So rejoice in this disc, which boasts some of MV & EEs most finely-crafted songs to date and along with The Golden Road present a feast of tones & riffs that will stick to your ribs for a long time. Like its predecessor, Gettin Gone is a family affair of like-minded freak and friendly hair waves. Most fascinating is the Ecstatic Peace! soundboard premier of Zuma, one of the coolest dog minds north of New York City. Also the one part golden addition of Doc Dunn and the harmonium magic of Luisa, she of Mascis child. Oh and J his self blams some mountain heavy drumming on a few of these tracks. Matt and Erikas devotional dharma is open to all true vibes of rock n roll and folk n roots ramble both tender and tuff." - Ecstatic Peace.

Artist: MV & EE WITH THE GOLDEN ROAD
Title: Gettin Gone
Format: CD
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"A new sound has organically evolved that will most certainly astonish listeners new & old, but still find a special place on the formidable shelf of their back catalog. So rejoice in this disc, which boasts some of MV & EEs most finely-crafted songs to date and along with The Golden Road present a feast of tones & riffs that will stick to your ribs for a long time. Like its predecessor, Gettin Gone is a family affair of like-minded freak and friendly hair waves. Most fascinating is the Ecstatic Peace! soundboard premier of Zuma, one of the coolest dog minds north of New York City. Also the one part golden addition of Doc Dunn and the harmonium magic of Luisa, she of Mascis child. Oh and J his self blams some mountain heavy drumming on a few of these tracks. Matt and Erikas devotional dharma is open to all true vibes of rock n roll and folk n roots ramble both tender and tuff." - Ecstatic Peace.

Artist: MV CARBON
Title: Dislodged Perihelion
Format: LP
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"MV Carbon is a Brooklyn-based musician/artist with a completely unconventional and wildly conceptual approach to music-making and performance. She uses fragmented field recordings, cello, guitar, analog synthesizers, samplers, drum machines, tape manipulations, and photosensitive oscillators to create eerie and weirdly unsettling compositions. Carbon has collaborated with a whos-who of avant-garde contemporanea: Aki Onda, Tony Conrad, Evan Parker, John Wiese, C Spencer Yeh, Twig Harper, Bill Nace, John Edwards, Culver (Skullflower), Okkyung Lee, Smegma and a host of others. She has performed internationally for years in galleries, rock clubs, museums, attics, basements, gardens, etc. With her band Metalux she has released music on some of the most interesting labels of the last ten years: 5RC, Load, Hanson, Veglia, No Fun, and Nihilist. Her work with the band Bride Of No No has two releases out on Atavistic. Her solo cassette tape, The Shaft, was released on Period Tapes in July 2011. Carbon is also a painter and installation artist whose artwork has been exhibited at a number of U.S. galleries. Dislodged Perihelion utilizes vintage drum machines and synths, guitar loops, tape machines, voice, and cello. The lyrics abstractly reveal particular scenarios, images, moods, and impressions where the listener feels and experiences sensations from disruption to enchantment. Edition of 300 LPs with silkscreen covers printed by Rel Records." -Ecstatic Peace

Artist: NEW BLOCKADERS/THURSTON MOORE/JIM OROURKE
Title: The Voloptulist
Format: LP
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Originally released as a limited CD by Hospital Productions in 2005. This is the equally limited LP version with variant artwork. TNB is arguably the most notorious and interesting proponent of ground zero UK noise/industrial history. A mysterious and oddly evocative practitioner of abstract noise purpose TNB has released some of the most consistently challenging recordings of the genre. What we have here is ORourke on one side and Moore on the other taking TNB "music" and collaborating with it in distinctly different ways: ORourke utilizing the free-life percussion power of Chris Corsano and Moore employing the spirit-index of shortwave. 500 Copies." - Ecstatic Peace.
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Artist: NOTEKILLERS
Title: 1977-1981
Format: CD
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"The Notekillers were a Philadelphia based band between the years of 1977 ­ 1981. They were a nowave guitar/drums, instrumental band that had one amazing self released 7" in 1978, "The Zipper" b/w "Clock Wise". They played in NYC a couple of times, most memorably opening for Glen Branca, which is how they came to the attention of Ecstatic Peace. A few years back, Sonic Youths / Ecstatic Peaces Thurston Moore was asked to make a fantasy mix tape for Mojo magazine. He included the song "The Zipper", saying, "It was one of those records that resonated fully with all of us at the time - a genuine hybrid of radical approach (ayler/pistols!)" This rock based group from the age of punk rock and disco featured talented musicians that had two main goals. The first was to experiment; to push their combined abilities to uncommon results. The second was that their efforts should be able to follow any record on their turntable, whether it be reggae, rock, acoustic or punk and the influences would be evident while maintaining their own driving rock sound. This new release from Ecstatic Peace includes the song that started it all, "The Zipper" and its B-Side, "Clock Wise", the never released single, "Run Dont Stop" b/w "Juggernauts" and eleven tracks taken from 2-track reels, dusty cassettes and an actual 8-track cartridge." - Ecstatic Peace.
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Artist: NYOUKIS & JAAP BLONK, DYLAN
Title: Dubbletwee
Format: LP
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Here is one of the most anticipated head-scratching meeting-of-the (insane) minds recordings ever rumored to have existed: the blabber-gunk vocalistix of Chocolate Monk honcho and musical zone/zap improv outsider and founder of Decaer Pinga (née Prick Decay) Dylan Nyoukis and the high-energy, consistently startled and startling voicebox-tongue shredder, Jaap Blonk. Nyoukis from the UK and Blonk from The Netherlands bash heads and gums together to splat out a relentless and rapacious slew of ululation and indescribable utterance. If vocal duo improv of the most bizarre order is yr meat, then pull a stool up to this table and get a snoot full o what-the-fuck. Wicked weirdness." LP only -- full color jackets -- 400 copies."- Ecstatic Peace

Artist: OSCILLATOR
Title: Hollywood Groupies Rule
Format: Cass
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"Ben Wolcott, original member and pioneer oscillator noise actionist from To Live And Shave In L.A. along with Brian Miller, L.A. noise musician/collaborationist and overseer of the Deathbomb Arc label have come together as Oscillator. Ben playing ⿿light driven oscillator⿝ and Brian ⿿mechanically driven electronics⿝. Recorded at The Smell in downtown Hell A to a blasted audience of noise star loving mamas. Incredible duo splurge of shared shard exploration. Pretty in pink C24 cassette shells, full color gloss jcard featuring four of Hollywoods most notorious phase 2 groupies of the early 70s (including the awesome Lori Lightning who, alongside Pamela Des Barres, was Jimmy Pages direct conduit of West Coast comfort.) silver ink #d edition of 100." - Ecstatic Peace.

Artist: PEAH, LEAH
Title: s/t
Format: Cass
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"Solo cassette of harsh noise love from member of Head Molt. 100 copies." - Ecstatic Peace.

Artist: POOR SCHOOL
Title: The Holy Master
Format: LP
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"POOR SCHOOL started in April 2005 with Bryan Ramirez (gtr), John Niekrasz (drms) and Nathan Hoyme (sax). We first caught wind of this sick noise/jazz/postpunk rock trio when John Olson brought Ramirez other combo Ex-Cocaine (who have a sick new LP on Siltbreeze out NOW) to the No Fun basement a few years back and Ramirez laid some POOR SCHOOL cdr action on us. Needless to say we were buh-lown away by the manic improv hepness and immediately emailed the dude to see if we could slam some POOR SCHOOL magic onto black plastik. And unto Ecstatic Peace was delivered The Holy Master. Ramirez and Olson go waay back when the two of them jammed together in the nascent Michigan underground psychedelic troupe Universal Indians. Ramirez took off to Missoula, Montana to investigate micro-brews and mountain air and help put together the awesome Ex-Cocaine. Hes still there. Niekrasz went to get high on life in India but is expected back sooner than later. Upon his return we can hopefully expect POOR SCHOOL to shed new love and light and chaos for the future."-Ecstatic Peace

Artist: RADIO/GUITAR (BARBARA ESS AND PEGGY AWESH)
Title: Radio Guitar
Format: CD
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $12.50
"RADIO GUITAR is nine tracks of fantastic music and noise utilizing radio sound and electric guitar as realized by Peggy Ahwesh and Barbara Ess respectively. Filmmaker Peggy Ahwesh came of age in the 1970s with feminist politics and the experimental film underground. She started working with Super-8 film in her teens and went on to make feature films, including Splice This (1999) and Girls Beware (1997). Barbara Ess has been performing music in NYC since the 1970s w/ such famed no-wave groups as The Static and Daily Life as well as The Glenn Branca Ensemble and Y Pants, a trio of women playing music on toy instruments. Most recently she has been a member of Ultra Vulva. She has also worked as a publisher of Just Another Asshole - a series of anthologies of artists works in various formats." - Ecstatic Peace.

Artist: RAMIREZ & MSBR, RICHARD
Title: Negative/Offensive
Format: LP
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"A project in celebration of the work and influence of mysterious UK (anti) artist noise outfit The New Blockaders as constructed by Houston, Texas black whips and male-on-male noise pioneer Richard Ramirez (Black Leather Jesus et al) and the sadly departed Japanese harsh noise maestro Koji Tano (MSBR). A mail collaboration where each artist would send source materials to be decomposed by each other. Fantastic walls of brutal shard skum splatter taken to points of demented anguish and resultant cosmic implosion/explosion. Exquisite cover art by Stan Reed of Blue Sabbath Black Cheer." -Ecstatic Peace

Artist: RELIGIOUS KNIVES
Title: The Door
Format: CD
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
""Maya Miller and Michael Bernstein met in New York a decade ago, and began making music together as half of strum und drone quartet Double Leopards a few years after that. Religious Knives came later still, away from the road and the rehearsal space, borne and nurtured in cramped apartments throughout Kings County. Beginning in 2005, the pair released a string of CD-Rs and cassettes, both on their own Heavy Tapes imprint and through the labels of kindred spirits. Steadily moving away from the psychedelic tone baths and modern industrial scrape for which the Leopards had become known, Religious Knives coursed through minimal synth oscillations and spare Kraut repetition. Mouthus Nate Nelson joined the pair in 2006, lending a powerful presence behind the drums that shaped Religious Knives rudimentary jams into rough-hewn, long-form paeans to tar-blackened bummer psych. Soon after that, old friend Todd Cavallo completed the quartet on bass, adding a sturdy low-end and dubwise groove that lifted Religious Knives from cellar murk to black cloud puffs of bone-deep alarm. An active four-piece for a little more than a year now, Religious Knives have presided over a pair of 12"s, a couple of collections of out of print singles and long gone burns, and one full-length. All throughout, these four have traced a path away from the clamor they once knew, bathing slight guitars, interlocking vocals, and solemn bass lines in reedy organs and recalcitrant modular synths. The seemingly tin-eared would call it noise, but in these eight hands, such a set plays as anything but, instead a (cough) syrupy stroll in search of the ghosts of rocks classicist past. With The Door, Religious Knives have not only found those bygone days, but broken them apart. There are bookmarks to be found here, pages creased in well-worn chapters. But make no mistake -- theirs is a sound tied to the here and now, a summer record for those dread days when the heat holds low and skin sticks to cheap car seats and old patio furniture. These six songs are brighter, sharper than anything that has come before, locking in tight on jugular rhythms. Its the score for disappearing neighborhoods and crumbling buildings, a hope of holding onto the past as those around us move fast to forget it. It is scent as sound, the stench of smog and sickly smoke spiraling towards the sky. It is Brooklyn, July of 2008. The sun has left us in the East, disappearing somewhere behind Jersey, leaving our borough to find the pulse of another night deep with the citys streets." -Ecstatic Peace

Artist: SHIFLET, MIKE/16 BITCH PILE-UP
Title: Extract, Behold/Make Like a Fetus and Abort
Format: LP
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $12.50
Edition of 500. "Ohio has been rampant on the Ecstatic Peace play lists lately with the release of a long player earlier this year by Leslie Keffer and a forthcoming split LP by Emeralds and Tusco Terror. Like Keffer, whos moved to Nashville (to be closer to Be Your Own Pet), 16 Bitch Pile-Up and Mike Shiflet are both ex-pats of Ohio. 16 Bitch to California and Shiflet to some weird small town in Japan. Mike Shiflet weve known for years as he has produced some of the more interesting tapes and whatnot of Midwestern out-ness from his Gameboy label and from his legendary duo tour with Burning Star Core/C. Spencer Yeh of a few years back. Like the amazing beard he has sported since childhood, his music is a free-fall of acoustic wonder. He is also the cat responsible for turning on most of the world to the radical charms of three girls from Ohio wickedly named 16 Bitch Pile-Up. With a name like that you may have expected something just kinda funny but what made itself imminently obvious was that 16 Bitch was really and extremely into producing a wholly personal thrombosis of noise improvisation. Crystallized to the trio of Sarah Bernat, Sarah Cathers and Shannon Walter, this trio has become one of the most consistently exciting live experiences of the last five years. These recordings by both artists were done when both were still residents of Ohio and reflect that time and space right before each others exodus. They are raw and righteous and ready for you to take a bite." - Ecstatic Peace.

Artist: SIGHTINGS
Title: Through The Panama
Format: LP
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Bass, drum and guitars meshed together with a synthetic twine envisioned in future think tanks. Literally the sound of human progress darkened with a profound fidelity so loud the dark matter of the universe quivers in a deadly orgasm. Guitar, bass and drums reconfigured for a new purpose. This is the bands sixth album and takes the notch so much higher than previous efforts in terms of songwriting and production. With Andrew W.K. as a producer, some of the caustic curtains that swathed past albums have been parted to reveal a coldly pulsing artificial heart. And the beat of this heart sounds off in an alien tongue of bass and drums. Guitars descend like unforgiving sheets of napalm from the smoldering skyline. Songs pop out of this miasma that tick off icy coolness with piano and vocal stylings. Indeed, hot and cool. To accentuate the difference this album has versus previous Sightings records, a Scott Walker cover is included. This is a rock album, but a rock for times coming, a sound of future days. Break the chains from the days of past, listen to Sightings and evolve. Limited edition beautiful high gloss gatefold LP." - Load.
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Artist: SMACK MUSIC 7/THE POLLY SHANG KUAN BAND
Title: Split
Format: 7"
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"this is basically karen lollypop/karen constance (wife, sister-in-law and fellow Jock to Decaer Pinga). Smack Music 7 is her doing solo tape music, a style she refers to as Glamtronics - it is amazing, elegant and stately. The Polly Shang Kuan Band is her ever changing groop, consisting of herself and whoever else is drunk enough to partake (in this case Cecile Gilbert) a very sensuous text/test experience. edition of 300." - Ecstatic Peace.

Artist: STEGM
Title: On Tight White Sheets
Format: Double Cass
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"2Xcassette in white vinyl case. Killer harsh noise project of Canada power electronics master Ryan Bloomer. 100 copies." - Ecstatic Peace.

Artist: STILLBIRTH
Title: Before Things Got Worse
Format: Cass
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"Focused noise drama from Luke Moldof (Razors & Medicine). 100 copies." - Ecstatic Peace.

Artist: STRANGE BREW
Title: Live Weird, Die Weird
Format: Cass
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"Solo noise action from Ann Arbor, Michigan legend Michelle Birawer. 100 copies." - Ecstatic Peace.

Artist: SUNBURNED
Title: Z
Format: CD
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"Following in the footsteps of My Morning Jacket, SUNBURNED HAND OF THE MAN are calling their forthcoming album Z. Main Man JOHN MOLONEY says the record is about infinity and the double dimension we all live in yet dont fully understand. Z is the sound of that feeling you get when you think youre being watched or followed by the omnipotent one. In keeping with the metaphysical theme, the albums five tracks are titled simply with different numbers of infinity symbols. And since it would have been in keeping with their neo-hippie aesthetic, we are bummed that Sunburned didnt title the album Infinity While High."-Pitchfork.

Artist: SUNBURNED HAND OF THE MAN
Title: A
Format: LP
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"A is Sunburneds second album with producer Kieran Hebden, a.k.a. Four Tet. Directed by Kieran like actors in a film, Sunburned is taken off the bandana smokestage of their previous collaboration -- Fire Escape -- and put onto a sweat-soaked 4am lysergic dance floor. Kieran uses the band like his live instrument laptop and sampler. The results are truly stunning which makes this record into one of the best moments of each artists respective musical careers. With artwork by California visionary and band favorite Raymond Pettibon, A has looks that kill along with the sounds that thrill. Includes double-sided poster of Pettibon artwork." - Ecstatic Peace.

Artist: TREETOPS
Title: Treetops
Format: Cass
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"TREETOPS is Mike Pollard, young experimental musician out of Western Springs, Illinois. Mike also runs the amazing Arbor label. Focusing on the more marginal drone and noise musics of the planet Earth, Arbor has graced us with killer cassettes by Evan Miller, Gown, Cygnus, Bark Haze and his own Treetops project. Hes also banged out some vinyl by Warmth, Black Monk, Yellow Swans, and Robedoor. All class acts. Weve been digging on Treetops droning Midwest kosmiche moves on a number of past releases on great underground labels like Zeik Zak, jk tapes, Not Not Fun, DNT, Gilgongo/C-salt and Blackest Rainbow. So its with a happy heart and slippery soul that we issue this lovely jammer. Cover art by Coco. Limited Edition of 100" - Ecstatic Peace.
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Artist: W.K., ANDREW
Title: 55 Cadillac
Format: LP
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Andrews first ever new-age instrumental solo piano concept album. 55 Cadillac showcases Andrews spontaneous piano improvisations, as well as the visualized manifestations of his car. Special edition gatefold vinyl by Ecstatic Peace!. The 55 Cadillac recording process began in Cleveland, Ohio, on Friday, January 23rd, 2009. Andrew played his very own Steinway Concert D piano, set up for optimum tape recording by F.F.V., using a mobile triple cassette sound system. Photographer, Andrew Strasser, has completed a comprehensive photo shoot of AWKs prized 1955 Cadillac Fleetwood limousine, which features heavily into the albums artwork. Mario Dane mixed the album at Skyscraper Music Maker in Manhattan, NYC. Only 750 copies of the LP will be pressed." -Ecstatic Peace

Artist: WATSON, DAVID
Title: Throats
Format: CD
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"From 1981-86 DAVID WATSON was active in the New Zealand music and art scene, as a member of PRIMITIVE ARTS GROUP, appearing in the first New Zealand International Arts Fest, and co-founded Braille Records to record the local improv music scene (which released 12 LPs in the eighties). He released three LPs on Braille, and did much to create an improv/noise-music scene where previously there was none. In 1987 he moved to New York and has performed in clubs, new music and concert venues throughout New York, Europe, Australia, NZ and Japan since then. From 1988 to 1995 he played primarily guitar performances in New York with Ushio Torikai, Ikue Mori, Mark Ribot, Zeena Parkins, Kato Hideki, Cecil Taylor, William Hooker, Shelley Hirsch, Andrea Parkins plus many others at venues like CBGBs, Knitting Factory, the Cooler, as well as curating music series like Roulette, Experimental Intermedia, St. Marks Church, Greenwich House, Bang-on-a-Can, PS 1, and PS 122. He did a Japan tour with John Zorn, and members of the Boredoms, Merzbow, Ground Zero, Makigami Koichi, and others."- Ecstatic Peace.

Artist: WEIRD HABIT
Title: s/t
Format: Cass
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"Amazing new solo venture from Sarah Bernat of 16 Bitch Pile-Up. 100 copies." - Ecstatic Peace.

Artist: WOODEN WAND
Title: James & the Quiet
Format: CD
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"The prolific JAMES JACKSON TOTH, working under the nom-detune WOODEN WAND has released some 20-plus albums over a handful of years. However, Toth considers James & The Quiet only the third proper Wooden Wand full length. While each release has explored a psychedelic-folk wonderland, this album is far and away one of the most concisely focused and downright catchy recordings in the WW oeuvre. Co-arranger and vocalist JESSICA TOTH may be the records secret weapon. While perhaps best known for her role as lead vocalist and occasional guitarist in Wooden Wand & the Vanishing Voice, on James and The Quiet she emerges as the perfect foil to Toths inimitable artistic voice. Together with LEE RANALDO, Jessica wrote and fine-tuned most of the albums exquisite harmony vocals and piano lines. Hoping to transcend genre tags, Toth, with more than a little help from his friends, has crafted a consistent and creative batch of songs that rewards repeat listens and continues to showcase his talent as a songwriter." -Ecstatic Peace.

Artist: X04
Title: Cataracts
Format: LP
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Debut vinyl release by the Western Massachusetts drone/scrape trio of Bill Nace, John Truscinski and Jake Meginsky. These guys have developed into one of the most soul-glowing sound/improv units out there today. And we mean out there �?? sparkling shards of guitar/amp/file machinations dance and intercede with rolling thundercloud dreamdrum dramatics. Nace you know from his killer duo throwdowns with Chris Corsano as Vampire Belt as well as the more recent weirdness with Dylan Nyoukis and Karen Lollypop as Ceylon Mange and in duo with Thurston Moore as Northampton Wools. Truscinski and Meginsky are the fine gentleman whove recorded as Slaughterhouse Percussion, Meginsky a student of and research assistant to Milford Graves at Bennington College. 500 copies." - Ecstatic Peace.

Artist: MONSTER ISLAND
Title: From The Michigan Floor
Format: LP
Label: Ecstatic Peace/Father Yod/End Is Near
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
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Artist: CLARINETTE
Title: Haze
Format: LP
Label: Ecstatic Yod
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Regardez-vous the debut recording by Clarinette, a solo project that has flowed from the brain of well-known archivist, Daniel "Dan" Vallor. Utilizing such instruments as guitar, swinehorn and kuck, Mr. Vallor has created a world of scrambled-diz miniatures of disarming variety. Played w/ tiny robot fingers, lacerated by stumps of home-studio fuckery, the five pieces here are as potently frenched a selection of man-handled string readymades as any record collector has ever waxed."

Artist: FUZZHEAD
Title: El Saturn
Format: LP
Label: Ecstatic Yod
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Subtitled: An Entirely Subjective Visit To The Sun Ra Musical Omniverse. 1995 second LP by this Kent, Ohio psych collective, on which they attempt to collapse the universe-as-known-by-Sun-Ra into a shape that will fit neatly into a two car garage. It is a bravura performance, paying ecstatic tribute to the Man from Saturn, and also creating an amazing fever acid swamp of sound. Known in academic circles as volume 7 in the esteemed Center Of The Ass Run series. Housed in a gatefold sleeve with photos from the BYG archive. Includes insert." -Ecstatic Yod. Mid 90s release.
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Artist: GOWN
Title: Sacred Mountain
Format: LP
Label: Ecstatic Yod
Country: USA
Price: $13.50
"We used to carry a whole line of ⿿Gown Is a Band⿝ buttons and hoodies, but we discontinued them, because they were a lie. In truth, Gown is a person. Gown is from the islands of British Columbia Canada, and spent an entire year living on one such island alone, apart from his dog and three or more goats. If rock-qua-rock and/or its sub-forms are based on blues epistemology, then Sacred Mountains is rooted in the vernacular of sea shanties, sea creatures and sea salt in general. The music swirls and eddies as water does when trapped in a cove, just before rejoining the ocean-propers massive swells and crashing onto a buncha rocks. And I guess the music is like that rejoining, too. A process such as this is a journey and far from perfect, but the missteps sparkle and gleam like the random beauty that surrounds us. The LP was recorded over the course of a month in Florence, Mass, following a two month tour across the USA, playing in a duo with Christina Carter. Gown and Christina also contributed a side the My Cat Is An Alien split LP/CD series and have a CD out on Digitalis Industries. This LP is limited to 500, all with hand painted original covers." - Yod.

Artist: GOWN
Title: Wandering Glory
Format: LP
Label: Ecstatic Yod
Country: USA
Price: $13.00

Artist: HEAD OF WANTASTIQUET
Title: Mortagne
Format: LP
Label: Ecstatic Yod
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Head of Wantastiquet is the solo project of Sunburned Hand of the Man"s Paul Labrecque. This is the long awaited follow-up to Paul"s debut cassette release on Open Mouth. This LP is luscious and layered with psych banjo based pieces spread over 12 tracks. I"d compare it to a cross between Daniel Higgs and Doc Boggs sans vocals. A truly beautiful record which comes in a VG Kids screenprinted double sided sleeve sleeve in a one time edition of 500." - Ecstatic Yod

Artist: ID BATTERY
Title: Unique Ancient Tavern
Format: LP
Label: Ecstatic Yod
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"1997 release. Volume 6 in the Center Of The Ass Run series. L.A.-based duo of Brandon Labelle and Loren Chasse, who have self-released 2 prior CDs. Concerned with small, installation-oriented audio, what they refer to as "found sounds within found spaces." -Ecstatic Yod

Artist: LITTLE CLAW
Title: Spit And Squalor Swallow The Snow
Format: CD
Label: Ecstatic Yod
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"CD version of 2007 release on Ecstatic Peace! Little Claws batter-rock style provokes a lot of aggression on both sides of the audience/performer divide. Originally from Michigan, they relocated soon after this album to the moister turf of Portland, Oregon (home of JOMF, Smegma, Meltzer, etc). Little Claws rituals are tribal, their tongues unknown, and their recordings for XL, Siltbreeze, Ypsilanti and other labels have taken maximum r&b in many bizarre directions. This CD reissues a newly-mastered version of their second LP, originally issued by Ecstatic Peace! in 2007. It is a monster of form-disruption and includes some of Kilynn Lunsfords most easily comprehended songs. Beauty wears many skins. Heres the proof." -Ecstatic Yod

Artist: MOUTHCRAZY
Title: Open/Openwide
Format: LP
Label: Ecstatic Yod
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"1996 debut LP by a beautiful trio of UK improv wheezers, led by Sharon Gal (currently a member of Meltaot with Savage Pencil). They create incredible hillocks of acoustic and electronic clatter, with certain resonances (although very few actual similarities) to some of the other UK underground giants of their era. They existed from 1992-96 and this LP was released as the 4th volume of the Center of the Ass Run series. I seem to recall Tom Lax once drunkenly comparing them to Throbbing Gristle and well, Tom should know." -Byron Coley

Artist: PANTER & DEVIN FLYNN, GARY
Title: Devin And Gary Go Outside!
Format: CD
Label: Ecstatic Yod
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"Gary Panter and Devin Flynn are two goddamn geniuses of the visual arts universe and anyone who says different can eat my lardy shoe. But what happens when these two bohemian gentlemen retire to their smoke-pit with a bunch of musical instruments, several pounds of sweet leaf, and some recording equipment? If you really wanna know, well, you now have the power. Their fully-smoked psychedelic vision allows them to re-imagine and re-align one of Garys own back pages ("Tornader To The Tate" originally recorded with the Residents in 1981), as well as various song-bits they recall from elsewhere. Recombinant theories mix with tricky fingering in ways that will blow you across the room (as a recent Brooklyn live show demonstrated to several unwary attendees). Very mind-blown and fully loaded. Includes liner notes by Byron Coley." -Ecstatic Yod

Artist: PICKS & LIGHTERS
Title: S/T
Format: CD
Label: Ecstatic Yod
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Picks & Lighters were a Knoxville, TN combo who come to us straight out of 1999. Because of fates vagaries, their time is gone. Everyone missed and ignored the boat they offered us, and we were all left floating, lonely, in a sea of our own shit. Until now. We truly dont understand how this one got by us upon its initial release, but it did. Picks & Lighters even released a beautiful vinyl record to make sure we wax lovers gave them a chance, no dice though. Their cries of creation fell upon deaf ears; for a good while, anyway. Now, here we are in the year 2006, and there is finally enough time of give some love to the Picks & Lighters crew. So heres a re-release -- with proper jewel case packaging -- of their genius S/T CD from 1999. Their music ombines all sorts of parts including (but not exclusive to) Royal Trux, universal Siltbreeze sounds, Rolling Stones feedback loops, American Primitive volk guitar, Boogie Rock, lo fi form-scrumble, etc. It s a motherfuckin shame this went unnoticed in 1999, but maybe now we can right some wrongs, change the world, and float a boat or two. Cause you know what Thurston Howell says ⿿ theres always room for another yacht. Hopefully, well eventually have the wherewithal to issue some of their related material, both that of an archival nature, and that which the remnants of Picks & Lighters now create under the name, Newport. Because it all sounds fucking great. And you really oughta know it." - Yod.

Artist: RAM UMBUS
Title: Swing Low
Format: LP
Label: Ecstatic Yod
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Volume 5 in the Center Of The Ass Run series. "Did I ever tell you about my new wicker pants, well I bet I have the only ones in town. They are stiftly ribbed and that preset form gives me all the support that Ive always needed. And just because I cannot wear them right now, you can bet I will be stylin, just as soon as loose these eighteen pounds. Then I wont have to worry about them leaving basket marks on my arms." -Ecstatic Yod. Mid 90s release.

Artist: SUNBURNED HAND OF THE MAN
Title: A Taste of Never
Format: LP
Label: Ecstatic Yod
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"VPRO session from Sunburneds first European tour in 2003, this features the O.G. line up of Moloney, Thomas, Pontius, Franklin, Orleans, Bohill, K, Val and Corsano. Slick studio recordings. Letterpressed sleeve, insert, clear vinyl and limited to 400 copies."

Artist: ELECTRAVOX ENSEMBLE
Title: Musiche di Guido Baggiani, Walter Branchi, Luigi Ceccarelli & Marcello Federici
Format: LP
Label: Edipan
Country: Italy
Price: $22.00
Sealed, original copies from 1987.

Artist: ELECTRAVOX ENSEMBLE
Title: Musiche di Luigi Ceccarelli & David Keberle
Format: LP
Label: Edipan
Country: Italy
Price: $22.00
Sealed, original copies from 1986.

Artist: V/A
Title: Primitivismo e Mito della Macchina
Format: LP
Label: Edipan
Country: Italy
Price: $16.00

Artist: BEUYS, JOSEPH & NAM JUNE PAIK
Title: Coyote III
Format: LP
Label: Edition Bierammer
Country: Germany
Price: $32.00
"Recording of a crazy performance at Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo, June 2nd 1984. Joseph Beuys - Voice & Nam June Paik - Piano. Edition of 150 copies." - Edition Bierammer.
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Artist: OPALKA, ROMAN
Title: 1965/1-∞ (Spur der Zeit)
Format: LP
Label: Edition Bierammer
Country: Germany
Price: $32.00
“Edition of 160 copies. Roman Opalka (1931-2011) was probably the most insisting conceptual artist of the last century. In 1965, in his studio in Warsaw, Opałka began painting numbers from one to infinity. Starting in the top left-hand corner of the canvas and finishing in the bottom right-hand corner, the tiny numbers were painted in horizontal rows. Each new canvas, which the artist called a detail, took up counting where the last left off. In 1968 Opałka introduced to the process a tape recorder, speaking each number into the microphone as he painted it, and also began taking passport-style photographs of himself standing before the canvas after each days work. This LP is a quite unusual & special recording for Roman Opalka. Unlike the two other LP editions (Edition Block 1977 and Ottenhausen Verlag 1980) this is not a straight document of his working / counting process but a multi-layered collage of his voice.” - Edition Bierammer.

Artist: TINGUELY, JEAN
Title: Sound Sculptures - Tate Gallery 1982
Format: LP
Label: Edition Bierammer
Country: Austria
Price: $32.00
"Lovely second release by Austrian Edition Bierammer (after the Joseph Beuys / Nam June Paik Coyote III LP). This time a long-overdue reissue of Jean Tinguelys Sound Sculptures cassette from 1983, originally released on Audio Arts. Presenting recordings of 13 of Tinguelys kinetic sculptures at the Tate Gallery exhibition in 1982 including a 18 minute piece performed by Meta-Harmonie. Essential document of one of the important artists in this field. Edition of 150 copies with gold on white silkscreen cover." -Edition Bierammer.
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Artist: BOHMLER, CLAUS
Title: Materialien Zur Postmoderne In Bild Und Ton
Format: LP
Label: Edition Block
Country: Germany
Price: $36.00
"Claus Bohmler works with the media. Since they seem to function so well, he takes them apart, examines them, and then, perhaps, assembles them anew. This process doesnt create chic elements for the living rooms of the communication-theorists, the sociologists, or the simulation-apocalyptic, but rather the same sort of rudimentary raw material as found in notebooks, drawings, miniture cameras, radios, photostats, and cassettes. Its these poor media that open eyes and ears. Not bound to a cultural-bureaucratic administrative machinery, they atand their ground by presenting an opulence of idea-productions that fragmentate, ferment, combine, and experiment, because according to Bohmler, every substance is good for thinking" - K. Gallwitz. "Especially language materializes, for to Bohmler it is not only commentary, but also a starting point, composition, confusion, and instruction at the same time. Imagine a rhinoceros as a gramophone. With the apt title Materialien zur Postmoderne in Bild und Ton, Bohmlers record for this device present a complex, compact matter. Side A composes three movements with magnetic tape. The concatenation of tapped, blown, plucked, and played sound produces a changing atomosphere and, as with any series of fragments, could go on sounding forever. The enclosed score of this Muzak for progressive idyllists, housewives, and cardrivers - all of whom are not annoyed by sporting airplanes - was written during the recording of the white colored record; its coverdesign mixpickles Stockhausen, Rams, typewritter-esthetic, and fashion. The other side of the record includes a speech by Bohmler about the new German design ("die kombi-nation steht Kopf!") By acoustic revision, the sequence of the recitation is made brittle, pointed, and - again through arrangement of simple elements - the message is decomposed and multilayered. Bohmler, who designs media-furniture, is a polygot: he speaks and write music for all. His living room lecture. Cover: two-color print of a drawing by Claus Bohmler. 30cm, 45RPM, Edition Block, Berlin, No. EB 120. White record, score included." - Broken Music. Featuring Holger Hiller. Original copies from 1986. Highly Recommended!
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Artist: CORNER, PHILIP
Title: Pictures From Pictures Of Pictures
Format: LP
Label: Edition Block
Country: Germany
Price: $36.00
Out of print, gatefold LP from 1988.
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Artist: ROTH, DIETER/GERHARD RUHM/OSWALD WIENER
Title: Selten Gehdrte Musik von den 3. Berliner Dichter Workshop - 12./13.7.73
Format: LP
Label: Edition Hansjorg Mayer
Country: Germany
Price: $38.00
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Artist: BRUS, GÜNTER
Title: Bodyanalysis: Actions 1964-1970
Format: DVD/Book
Label: Edition Krothenhayn
Country: Germany
Price: $108.00
100 page book and all-region DVD. "A core member of the artist collective around Hermann Nitsch, Otto Mühl and Rudolf Schwarzkogler -- instigators of Viennese Actionism -- it was during the early 1960s that Viennese painter, performance artist, graphic artist and writer Günter Brus staged his first actions in Vienna. Due to the radical nature of his works, Brus soon found himself at odds with the Austrian authorities. Sentenced to six months of close arrest, in 1970 Brus absconded to Berlin. During the subsequent years, his works were shown by a range of internationally-renowned museums and galleries -- nowadays, Brus ranks among Austrias most eminent contemporary artists. The DVD introduces the films Körperanalysen ("Body Analysis"), an overview of Actionism movies from 1964-1970 (by, amongst others, Kurt Kren, Otto Mühl, Ernst Schmid Jr.), compiled and presented in a documentary format by Peter Kasperak, as well as Anita Natmessnigs documentary Schrecklich Verletzlich ("Awfully Hurt"). In addition, the DVD features many slide shows of Actionism photography by Ludwig Hoffenreich, amongst others. Hand-numbered edition of 1,000 copies. The packaging consists of a slip lid box with banderole, containing an 100-page book with photos and texts by Peter Weibel and Theo Altenberg." - Edition Krothenhayn.

Artist: BRUS, GUNTER
Title: Bodyanalysis: Actions 1964-1970
Format: DVD/Book Box Set
Label: Edition Krothenhayn
Country: Germany
Price: $108.00
"A core member of the artist collective around Hermann Nitsch, Otto Mühl and Rudolf Schwarzkogler- instigators of Viennese Actionism- it was during the early 1960s that Viennese painter, performance artist, graphic artist and writer Günter Brus staged his first actions in Vienna. Due to the radical nature of his works, Brus soon found himself at odds with the Austrian authorities. Sentenced to six months of close arrest, in 1970 Brus absconded to Berlin. During the subsequent years, his works were shown by a range of internationally-renowned museums and galleries-nowadays, Brus ranks among Austrias most eminent contemporary artists. The DVD introduces the films Körperanalysen ("Body Analysis"), an overview of Actionism movies from 1964-1970 (by, amongst others, Kurt Kren, Otto Mühl, Ernst Schmid Jr.), compiled and presented in a documentary format by Peter Kasperak, as well as Anita Natmessnigs documentary Schrecklich Verletzlich ("Awfully Hurt"). In addition, the DVD features many slide shows of Actionism photography by Ludwig Hoffenreich, amongst others. Hand-numbered edition of 1,000 copies. The packaging consists of a slip lid box with banderole, containing an 100-page book with photos and texts by Peter Weibel and Theo Altenberg. Running time: 131 mins; Audio-Language (Actions): German, English, French; Audio-Language (Documentary): German; Subtitles: English/French; Format PAL, 4:3/16:9 Color; Audio-Format Stereo (MP2/AC3); Region 0 (All Regions); X-Rated 18; Book: 100 pages; ISBN 978-3-9811856-2-1." - Edition Krothenhayn.

Artist: DIE TODLICHE DORIS
Title: Gehörlose Musik
Format: DVD
Label: Edition Krothenhayn
Country: Germany
Price: $62.00
"During the years 1980-87, German trio Die Tödliche Doris was absolutely legendary in the Berlin underground music and art scene. Embodying the pure, obscure spirit of "neue deutsche welle," their releases and live shows revealed a raw post-punk sensibility with performance art. Die Todliche Doris are still widely considered one of the most radical, intelligent and influential German avantgarde bands of the last two decades. Now this DVD brings the music of the legendary, long unavailable LP Gehörlose Musik from 1981 back to life -- in the guise of gestures, signs, interaction and movement. Each DVD is hand-numbered and available only in a limited edition of 1,000 -- once gone, will be gone forever. In November 1998, Wolfgang Müller, founder of Die Tödliche Doris, decided to re-release the bands sought-after and long unavailable first vinyl LP. However, not as sound, but as a gesture: sign language interpreters Dina Tabbert and Andrea Schulz translated and reshaped the lyrics and music of the album using nothing but signs and gestures. The result of this transmutation is a "soundless" music, expressed entirely within and through the body. Many hearing-impaired people -- and an equal amount of those who could hear just fine -- made their way to the Prater at the Berliner Volksbühne to witness this process as part of a series of events called Gehörlose Musik (music for the deaf or "soundless music"), initiated by "Freunde guter Musik" (friends of good music). And the result is no dance, no performance, no music -- it constitutes a new form of art defying conventional definition. The DVD can be played in sign language option, or music option and also contains an interview with Wolfgang Müller as well as a 24-page booklet with writing and photographs. Comes encased in a slip-lid box with banderole. Format: DVD 5; Language: German; Subtitle: German/English; Format: NTSC, 4:3, Region: 0; Time: ca. 60 min. Booklet: 48 pages, German/English." - Edition Krothenhayn. 2006 release.

Artist: KIPPENBERGER, MARTIN
Title: Musik / 1979-1995
Format: CD/Book Box Set
Label: Edition Krothenhayn
Country: Germany
Price: $79.00
"Kippenberger unplugged! Martin Kippenberger skipped out on this world after just 44 years - in 1997, the art worlds flamboyant enfant terrible, one of Germanys most famous painters best known for his biting provocations and prolific output, died of the consequences of his equally prolific alcohol consumption. In 1978, Kippenberger moved to Berlin, launched Kippenbergers Büro (together with his future gallerist Gisela Capitain) and became the managing director of Kreuzbergs seminal venue SO36 where he proceeded to confuse the local punks with acts like Red Krayola, Scritti Politti, Kleenex or Kevin Coyne. His own band Luxus (featuring Christine Hahn of Malaria!, among others) released a limited edition single in 1979, available in homeopathic quantities. In subsequent years, he cranked out a steady stream of further singles, with fellow painter Albert Oehlen, among others. Kippenbergers not-so-secret love and passion, however, was swing music - expansive, and possibly pompous, big band jazz - and traces of this have found their way onto a Golden Kot Quartett release, which lists Kippenberger as its drummer. "Yuppi Du," on the other hand, makes the most of his Dadaist humor, while several versions of "Ja, Ja, Ja, Nee, Nee, Nee" pay tongue-in-cheek homage to Joseph Beuys. Now, give or take three decades later, Edition Kröthenhayn releases the surviving works of Kippenberger and his friends on CD and vinyl. Expect 60 minutes of music: jazz, noise and obscure sound experiments squeezed into a limited, hand-numbered (1,000 copies) CD box containing a 72-page book. Edition is replete with a slip lid box and banderole and is a prime example of luxurious, high-quality bookbinding. In addition, essays and writing by Max Dax (Spex), Wolfgang Müller (Die Tödliche Doris) and Frieder Butzmann are accompanied by many previously unpublished - and unseen - photographs." - Edition Krothenhayn.
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Artist: KIPPENBERGER, MARTIN
Title: Musik / 1979-1995
Format: Triple 10" & Book Box Set
Label: Edition Krothenhayn
Country: Germany
Price: $108.00
"Kippenberger unplugged! Martin Kippenberger skipped out on this world after just 44 years - in 1997, the art worlds flamboyant enfant terrible, one of Germanys most famous painters best known for his biting provocations and prolific output, died of the consequences of his equally prolific alcohol consumption. In 1978, Kippenberger moved to Berlin, launched Kippenbergers Büro (together with his future gallerist Gisela Capitain) and became the managing director of Kreuzbergs seminal venue SO36 where he proceeded to confuse the local punks with acts like Red Krayola, Scritti Politti, Kleenex or Kevin Coyne. His own band Luxus (featuring Christine Hahn of Malaria!, among others) released a limited edition single in 1979, available in homeopathic quantities. In subsequent years, he cranked out a steady stream of further singles, with fellow painter Albert Oehlen, among others. Kippenbergers not-so-secret love and passion, however, was swing music - expansive, and possibly pompous, big band jazz - and traces of this have found their way onto a Golden Kot Quartett release, which lists Kippenberger as its drummer. "Yuppi Du," on the other hand, makes the most of his Dadaist humor, while several versions of "Ja, Ja, Ja, Nee, Nee, Nee" pay tongue-in-cheek homage to Joseph Beuys. Now, give or take three decades later, Edition Kröthenhayn releases the surviving works of Kippenberger and his friends on CD and vinyl. Expect 60 minutes of music: jazz, noise and obscure sound experiments squeezed into a limited, hand-numbered (1,000 copies) CD box containing a 72-page book. Edition is replete with a slip lid box and banderole and is a prime example of luxurious, high-quality bookbinding. In addition, essays and writing by Max Dax (Spex), Wolfgang Müller (Die Tödliche Doris) and Frieder Butzmann are accompanied by many previously unpublished - and unseen - photographs." - Edition Krothenhayn.
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Artist: NITSCH, HERMANN
Title: The Action Art of Hermann Nitsch from Past to Present
Format: DVD/CD
Label: Edition Krothenhayn
Country: Germany
Price: $108.00
"Super deluxe DVD & CD set. The Action art of Hermann Nitsch from past to present Actions, 1962-2003 (1 DVD; this DVD is in European PAL format only and not compatible with some/many DVD players in the US) plus a CD with the recordings from the 2005 Burgtheater performance. Hand-numbered edition of 1000 copies. The packaging consists of a slip lid box with banderole, containing an 80-page book with photos and text. Disputed and celebrated: Hermann Nitsch, Actionist and painter, composer and stage designer. He is one of the most renowned Austrian artists of today and nevertheless still divides the art world as before. Nitsch belongs beside Günter Brus, Otto Mühl and Rudolf Schwarzkogler as one of the most important main actors of Viennese Actionism. At the beginning of the 60s he carried out his first "Actions" in Vienna, which involved several trials and three terms of imprisonment. His main work, "Orgy Mystery Theatre," the bloody, sacrilegious meat-play inspired by Greek mythology, Antonin Artaud and Sigmund Freud, was the defining work of his career, and has established and influenced Actionist performance representations in contemporary art ever since. On this DVD there is a 4-hour overview of all of Nitschs "Actions" from 1962-2003, as well as an interview from 2005. The 80-page book (German/English) which includes text by Florian Schreiner and numerous photos, explains the theoretical basis of Nitschs work. On the CD are recordings of the 122nd "Action" at the Burgtheater of Vienna in November of 2005. Package: box/book, 80 pages/DVD/CD; Edition: Limited to 1000 copies, hand-numbered; Content: main feature + interview; Running-time: approx. 4 hours; Audio-Language: German; Subtitles: German/English/French; Format: PAL, 4:3, color; Audio-Format: Stereo (MP2/AC3); Region: 0 (all regions)." - Edition Krothenhayn. 2006 release.

Artist: AGENCEMENT
Title: Experimental Music of Japan Vol. 4: Early Works 1983-1986
Format: CD
Label: Edition Omega Point
Country: Japan
Price: $26.00
"At first, Agencement was started as an anonymous tape music project in 1985. It started from an indie movement that had occurred in inverse proportion to the calm situation of Japans mid-80s domestic improvised music scene. As for activity of violin performances that I started from the influence of European improvised music after it is related to the edit of underground music magazine named Avant-Garde that Kanazawa University students issued from 1976 until 1979, several years have passed from beginning. I played the violin in various places at that time, for instance, I have participated at the 2nd Ten Minutes Solo Improvisation Festival (1982) at Kyoto Seika University, and I sometimes performed violin + live electronics solo at Merzbau cafe, etc. I was gradually editing them with multi-track though the magnetic tapes that recorded live performances. Such a work style originates from the drawing works which I started producing when I was a teen. The work of my 1st LP was made by using a cheap analog multi-track tape recorder and took 1 year. The flow of such time has not basically changed in the studio work of me digitalized now too. In 1986, I was able to come in contact with artists such as Merzbow, Toukaseibunshi, 10T and others through compilation cassette releases, etc. Masami Akita who had contact for several years recommended it though I did not think that I make LP of myself at first." --Hideaki Shimada Hideaki Shimada was born in 1962 in Kanazawa and began work with violin solo improvisation in 1980. He started tape music project Agencement in 1985, where he creates multi-layered violin improvisation and records them on magnetic tape. He has performed live in the noise music scene since the early 90s. In 2000-2003, he collaborated with Kiyoharu Kuwayama (Lethe) and Kiyoshi Mizutani in "Lethe Voice Festival" in Nagoya. In recent years he has improvised with Katsuyoshi Kou, Mori-shige, and also a sound event curated by Toshi Ichiyanagi in 2009. Housed in a cardboard paper gatefold sleeve with artwork by the artist. Includes newly-written liner notes in Japanese & English. Limited edition of 500 copies." -Edition Omega Point

Artist: ICHIYANAGI, TOSHI
Title: Experimental Music of Japan Vol. 11: Music for Piano (1959-1961)
Format: CD
Label: Edition Omega Point
Country: Japan
Price: $25.00
"The Music for Piano series was written under John Cages influence in his New York years. This CD is the premiere complete recording without simultaneous playing. The series was played and recorded by pianist Takuji Kawai at KEN in Tokyo in October 27, 2012. "Music for Piano No. 1-No. 7" was composed between 1959 and 1961. All the works were written using graphic notations (No. 1, No. 2, No. 5 and No. 6) and instructions (No. 3, No. 4 and No. 6). "This period of my compositions such as Music for Electric Metronomes, Stanzas for String Instrument, Duet for Piano and String Instrument, and Sapporo were all written by graphic notations, which expanded my idea of space in music in later compositions. The premiere of Music for Piano No.2 took place in 1959, performed by David Tudor at Living Theatre in New York. No. 5 was by Yuji Takahashi, No. 4, No. 6 and No. 7 were by myself. This is the first time collecting all seven pieces played open to the public and recorded at the same time. Various techniques as well as different qualities of the sounds were created in an amazing manner by pianist Takuji Kawai through my graphic notations. He played all the noises and concrète sounds without using any electronic device but with live natural sounds only to reflect 1950s to early 60s social situations." - Toshi Ichiyanagi.

Artist: ICHIYANAGI, TOSHI
Title: Music For Tinguely
Format: CD
Label: Edition Omega Point
Country: Japan
Price: $26.00
"A quarterly magazine for graphic work, gq was issued in the 1970s. The magazine was re-produced in 2008, and the newest issue devoted to kinetic sculptor Jean Tinguely was completed in 2009. Edition Omega Point made a special CD for the edition comprised of rare sound materials from Toshi Ichiyanagis Music For Tinguely, released here for the first time ever. Also includes the track released on OPA 005CD. Toshi Ichiyanagi is a well-renowned Japanese avant-garde composer who made brilliant pieces of tape music. Most of his works have not been issued on CD, or have only been issued in very small editions. Housed in a cardboard paper gatefold sleeve. Newly-written liner notes in Japanese and English by Toshi Ichiyanagi. Limited edition of 300 copies only." -Edition Omega Point

Artist: ICHIYANAGI, TOSHI
Title: Obscure Tape Music of Japan Vol. 17: Funakakushi
Format: CD
Label: Edition Omega Point
Country: Japan
Price: $27.00
"Funakakushi" [1]: This electronic work was composed for the opening ceremony of the hotel "Funakakushi-en" in Kagawa prefecture in 1963. It was realized as a sound installation and used many speakers inside a built-in stone sculpture. They were designed by sculptor Mitsu-aki Sora (b. 1933) and were arranged here and there in the main garden of the hotel. The sound was made from a modified Japanese traditional instrument, biwa, as well as from a sea wave sound [2]. The engineer Junosuke Okuyama [3] assisted on electronic devices. "Life Music (tape version)": "Life Music" was originally composed as a tape version in 1964. After that, this work was played in another version with an electronic modified orchestra (contact microphones were placed on all the instruments in the orchestra) [4] at Nissei Theatre in 1966. [5] Junosuke Okuyama designed a special effect machine named Electronics Sound Breaker (=ESB) for the concert. Kuniharu Akiyama, music critic, wrote about this machine in the liner notes to the Orchestral Space LP as follows, "... amplified sound of the orchestra was sent to some effect machines and ESB, and they were driven by tape version. Just then, electronic amplification was cut off synchronously by silent parts of the tape, and only non-effect live sound was played ...."; Housed in a cardboard paper gatefold sleeve. Includes newly-written liner notes in Japanese and English. Edition of 500 copies." - Edition Omega Point.

Artist: ICHIYANAGI, TOSHI
Title: Shikisokuzekuu-Kuusokuzeshiki
Format: CD
Label: Edition Omega Point
Country: Japan
Price: $27.00
“The details of Shikisokuzekuu-Kuusokuzeshiki (1964) are unknown except that it was created at the NHK electronic music studio. According to Toshi Ichiyanagi, there were various discussions about the title, but it would seem to have been eventually broadcasted on the radio with the title Kuu after a producer renamed it. Here, the original title is used, following Ichiyanagis initial intention. This work has no relation to the short experimental film Shikisokuzekuu (1974), produced by filmmaker Toshio Matsumoto with tape music by Ichiyanagi. Extended Voices was released in 1967 on the Extended Voices LP on Columbias Odyssey sublabel; a new version mixing baritone voices of Takashi Matsudaira to a monaural tape part was released by Omega Point in 2014 (OPX 013CD), but since the stereo version was found later, it is added here as a tape work without voice. Tape recording provided by Gregor Meyer. Gatefold cardboard sleeve. Liner notes in Japanese and English. Edition of 500 copies.” - Edition Omega Point.

Artist: ISHIGAMI, KAZUYA
Title: Experimental Music of Japan Vol. 5: Hosshin no Kizashi
Format: CD
Label: Edition Omega Point
Country: Japan
Price: $26.00
"Subtitled: Acousmatic Electronic Works. This is the fifth volume in Edition Omega Points Experimental Music Of Japan series. Sound performer, composer and sound engineer Kazuya Ishigami was born in 1972, in Osaka. He graduated from Osaka University Of Arts in 1994. He composed his pieces for INA-GRM in August 1997. His Radiophonic work "Sonic Escapism," "2nd 49" and "Whisper Of Sound God" were broadcast from Deutschlandradio in 2005-2008. Ishigami studied at music academies in Japan and France, and since 1997, has also acted as a noise/improvisation unit Billy? and Daruin. This CD consists of two recent works of "Acousmatic Electronic Music." Works in this style may be more challenging for electronic music fans because they are so academic, but Ishigamis sound is exciting and cool. "Hosshin no Kizashi" is a work based on the theme of prayer by priests in the Buddhist temple of Senkoji (in Osaka). Hosshin means "departure bodhi mind." "Hosshin no Kizashi" means there is still a hesitation. "Otokamui no Sasayaki" (trans. "Whisper of sound god"); "Oto" means "sound" in Japanese. "Kamui" means "god" in Ainu. Housed in a cardboard paper sleeve. Including newly-written liner notes in Japanese & English by the artist. Limited edition of 500 copies only." -Edition Omega Point

Artist: ITO, ATSUHIRO
Title: Experimental Music of Japan Vol. 6: R.G.B./Pre OPTRON 1999
Format: CD
Label: Edition Omega Point
Country: Japan
Price: $26.00
"This CD is a remastered reissue of a very limited CD-R released by Omega Point in 1999. This is the sixth volume in Edition Omega Points Experimental Music Of Japan series. Atsuhiro Ito was born in 1965. He launched his career as a visual artist in the late 80s, and in 98 began presenting sound performances at art exhibitions. Ito made use of fluorescent lighting (which is also an element of his art installations) in the creation of an original musical device called the Optron. In addition, Ito is active in a number of musical units. One of these is Optrum, the explosively loud "extreme optical noise-core band" consisting of Ito and drummer Yoichiro Shin, and another is free jazz trio Kazuo Imai Trio with Kazuo Imai, a guitarist who is also a member of Marginal Consort, and Manabu Suzuki (electronics). He published his own label Gotobai Recordings in 2009. "My homemade instrument is called the Optron -- it outputs flicker-noise of fluorescent lamps as sound directly. In the early years of its conception, it was not only uncontrollable and unstable, but also the sound was so barbaric. However, I had no intention of controlling the system and performing it as music. I recorded the electric phenomenon by flicker of fluorescent lamp innocently. I first named the Optron sound system when I performed a live show after the release of the CD-R. The sound materials of this CD-R were not recorded as noise-performances, but rather, they would be called recordings of phenomenon as effect from experimental works, and an extension of my installation works. This fluorescent performance had not gotten a good reputation from my acquaintances in those days. However, I was interested in the lights and sounds simply, and it is not too much to say that its only a feeling of wow, its so exciting!" --Atsuhiro Ito; Housed in a cardboard paper gatefold sleeve with newly-written liner notes in Japanese & English by the artist himself. Limited edition of 400 copies only." - Omega Point.

Artist: ITO, ATSUHIRO
Title: Live
Format: CD
Label: Edition Omega Point
Country: Japan
Price: $18.00
"Atsuhiro Ito, visual artist and sound performer, has performed live many times. This CD comprises two Tokyo performances; for the first, at the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art in 2009, Ito used his handmade "fluorescent lamp" instrument (OPTRON) and some junk objects that were exhibited as an installation. The second performance, at Vacant in 2010, was created with a female actor and tech-noise unit Miclo Diet, mixing Itos OPTRON junk noise and the industrial rhythms of Miclo Diet. Cover artwork by Ito. Cardboard sleeve. Limited edition of 280 copies." - Edition Omega Point.

Artist: KANAZAWA, KENICHI
Title: Experimental Music of Japan Vol. 10: Solo Performance
Format: CD
Label: Edition Omega Point
Country: Japan
Price: $25.00
"Edition Omega Point presents solo performance pieces by Japanese sound and visual performance artist Kenichi Kanazawa. "Oto no Kakera" ("Fragments of Sound") was based on his participation in an exhibition called Sound Garden in 1987. He cut thick steel plates like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, concerned with the thematic relationships of iron, figures, and sounds. He attacked the pieces with sticks, and then played with their sounds. Various pitches, tones and resonances of sounds were made from the area and shape of each pieces, extending the world of iron sound richly. This CD is a recording of performances in the exhibition "Kenichi Kanazawa, iron as a starting point 1982-2011." Solo Performance is housed in a cardboard paper gatefold sleeve, with newly-written liner notes in Japanese and English. It also includes a summary written by Kanazawa. Limited to 300 copies." -Edition Omega Point.

Artist: KANAZAWA/SHINJIRO YAMAGUCHI/HIROYUKI URA, KENICHI
Title: Experimental Music of Japan Vol. 9: Fragments of Sound, Figure of Music
Format: CD
Label: Edition Omega Point
Country: Japan
Price: $26.00
"Kenichi Kanazawa held the exhibition "Oto no Kakera" ("Fragments of Sound) and "Workshop" at the Kawagoe City Museum between 2006 and 2010. At the fifth and final exhibition, he did a workshop and performance with Hiroyuki Ura and Shinjiro Yamaguchi. This performance consisted of some fragments, with Yamaguchi adding his own details. According to his explanation, he tried to capture an invisible figure of music through composition using simple rules and styles. Housed in a cardboard paper gatefold sleeve with newly-written liner notes in Japanese and English. Also includes a summary by the artist. Limited to 300 copies." -Edition Omega Point.

Artist: MATSUDAIRA, TAKASHI
Title: Experimental Music of Japan Vol. 13: Extended Voices
Format: CD
Label: Edition Omega Point
Country: Japan
Price: $25.00
"Omega Point had obtained the original tape recording of "Extended Voices" composed by Toshi Ichiyanagi (first released by Odyssey/Columbia in 1967 on the compilation of the same name, alongside other pieces for voice & electronics by Pauline Oliveros, Morton Feldman, John Cage, Robert Ashley and Alvin Lucier). The piece consists of electronic sounds and modulated voices which are included on this album in two new 2014 realizations, in collaboration with Takashi Matsudaira, a baritone singer. The CD also adds experimental pieces selected by Matsudaira as well as his own original work, allowing the label to construct "an anthology of extended voices," partially as an homage to the original LP. Features Toshi Ichiyanagis "Extended Voices (New Version #1)" (1967/2014); John Cages "Ryoanji" (1983-1985), Takashi Matsudairas "Shiroi Shojo (A Girl in White) (2014); Shigeru Matsuis "*" (2007); Toshi Ichiyanagis "Extended Voices (New Version #2) (1967/2014). Housed in a cardboard paper gatefold sleeve. Includes newly-written liner notes in Japanese and English by the artist. Limited edition of 350 copies." - Editions Omega Point.

Artist: MINAMI, HIROAKI
Title: Obscure Tape Music of Japan Vol. 10
Format: CD
Label: Edition Omega Point
Country: Japan
Price: $27.00
"...Electronic Symphony No. 1. Little-known composer Hiroaki Minami was a professor of electronic music at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts & Music and is a pioneer of synthesizer music in Japan. He built a private studio for his self-made synthesizer in his home in 1976, and shortly thereafter, he composed this piece, Electronic Symphony No. 1, filled with spacey and very noisy analog synthesizer sounds, much like Roland Kayns 60s concrète works. Contains liner notes by the artist in Japanese and English; housed in a limited-edition specially-designed cardboard paper sleeve." -Editions Omega Point "The artist himself: "At the age of 15, having more of an interest in technology than music, I began to build radio sets and vacuum tube amplifiers. In the next 20 years, electronics advanced into the realm of transistors and integrated circuits, creating a huge potential for the use of the synthesizer for musical applications. In the 70s as knowledge about experiments in transistors, integrated circuit oscillators, and filter technology became available in electronic technology magazines, I attempted IC even though I only had vacuum tubes to complete an analog synthesizer, and I also purchased 2-channel and 4-channel tape recorders. I was finally equipped with the necessary equipment to create electronic music when tragedy struck my family: my 8 year-old daughter died from liver disease. It compelled me to compose the fifth movement Sorrow Song The Stars Sang of the Electronic Symphony No.1 as the requiem for my daughter. The piece, created from my own analog synthesizer, was distributed throughout the world as an individual work, and only later did I compose the rest of the movements in order to complete Symphony No. 1." -from the liner notes.

Artist: MINAMI, HIROAKI
Title: Obscure Tape Music of Japan Vol. 19: Kumo no Ito (The Spiders Thread)
Format: CD
Label: Edition Omega Point
Country: Japan
Price: $27.00
""Kumo no Ito" (trans. "The Spiders Thread): "In 1977 I started the project of a musical piece for a female narrator and 4-channel electronic sounds using the text of the well-known Akutagawa novel. I worked with a hand-made analog synthesizer which had been installed two years before in my home studio in Tokyo. Needless to say, the editing was done without digital machines. I worked with the recorded tapes together with scissors and splicing tape. It was the resonance-adding apparatus that I operated which was very important as a sound effect. The part for the synthesizer was made manually, recording the short fragments and collecting them onto one tape through several tape recorders. My studio was full of a lot of tape fragments. I think the situation in those days was stupendous but I didnt feel distress. The manual procedure was usual at that time, so I could rather enjoy the process of advancing towards the goal step by step. After the long term of manual work, I completed a 4-channel 10" tape of 7mm width which should be played 38cm per second. The original novel Kumo no Ito was translated into several languages. I have worked with the text narrations in German, French and Italian etc., but now I have only the German version recording." --Hiroaki Minami(Reading: Setsuko Kawauchi).

"Chaos": "In 1966 I composed a piece of concrète music titled "Taiyo-fu" (trans. "Solar Wind"). It was to be staged as a performance by the Tokyo-based Mieko Fuji Dance Company. The dance performance participated in the National Arts Festival of Agency for Cultural Affairs. The stage concept was to create a new modern dance which suggested that the sun would be perpetually pouring all the energy of light, heat and wind to the earth. I made the music by manipulating the materials of the recorded instrumental sounds, not of the concrète sounds. With the idea of applying the editing and modifying methods of concrète music to the recorded instrumental sounds, I had started with composing a lot of fragments, and then I played them and recorded in our recording studio. Some students from the Tokyo College of Music, where I worked as a teacher, helped me as musical performers. The recorded sound materials were operated in my private studio. Manipulating several tape recorders, I tried to produce the sounds that could not be identified as the original instruments. Thus I created the 70-minute stage music. Fifty years have passed and the digital technology is now easy to access. But I remember the process of my manual operation and I cant wipe the commitment to the music of "Taiyo-fu." Nevertheless, I think the music is too monotonous to be appreciated without dance. So I re-constructed a piece with the sound materials of "Taiyo-fu." The basic idea concerns the cosmic world and the title of the piece is "Chaos." This "Chaos" comes from my illusions about the primordial universe. --Hiroaki Minami; English translated by Mimako Mizuno.
Cardboard paper gatefold sleeve. Newly-written liner notes by the artist in Japanese & English. Limited edition of 300 copies." - Edition Omega Point.

Artist: MOROI, MAKOTO
Title: Obscure Tape Music of Japan Vol. 13: Kusabira
Format: CD
Label: Edition Omega Point
Country: Japan
Price: $27.00
"One of the pioneers of Japanese electronic music, Makoto Moroi, composed "Kusabira" for Kyogen (traditional comedy theater) with electronic sound in 1964. "Kusabira" means "mushroom." A strolling Buddhist monk, Yamabushi, tried to exterminate many mushrooms that grew in the garden of a mans home. However, his magic did not take effect on them but also the Mushrooms began to increase. The man and Yamabushi were driven out of the home by a large Mushroom, finally. In this work, Moroi used abstract electronic sounds, like on his earliest works, and he modulated Kyogen lines into concrete sound -- so noisy and strange in all of Morois electronic works. The second piece is "Sinfonia - Shin - For S.M." (1972). This is Morois most important work using Japanese traditional instruments. The origin of this work was based on Arving Tofflers 1970 book Future Shock, and it was composed as spacephonic music by a 4-channel recording system. This is committed work by the young genius player Susumu Miyashita, who plays various kinds of koto, gongs, percussion and Indian flute bansuries. The sharpness of the performance is so wonderful, and also some transformed human voices are inserted in the middle part of this work. Both of these two works together contrast "comedy" with "tragedy." This work was released on LP in 1973 (Victor). This is the first time "Kusabira" has appeared on disc, and this is the first CD reissue of "Sinfonia-Shin-For S.M." Cardboard paper gatefold sleeve in its original design. Newly-written liner notes in Japanese by the artist, translated into English. Limited edition of 500 copies." - Edition Omega Point.

Artist: SATOH, SOMEI
Title: Obscure Tape Music of Japan Vol. 18: Echoes
Format: CD
Label: Edition Omega Point
Country: Japan
Price: $27.00
"Emerald Tablet was recorded at the NHK electronic-music studio in 1978. It is made up of only the sonic ingredients of a tubular bell, cymbals, and kin, a largish-sized bell used for Buddhist memorial services in Japan. The attack of the sound of each instrument was eliminated, and the work was taped through repeated overdubbing. This produced a variety of beautiful harmonics that otherwise could not be produced from a single instruments sound, and the interference of harmonics created beats, generating a fantastical melody in the high tone range. Harmonics are one of the most mystic phenomena in the world. The wonder of harmonics led me to produce Emerald Tablet. Echoes was composed for the "Mist, Sound, and Light Festival," a 10-day event organized by the hot spring tourist association of Kawaji, Tochigi Prefecture, that was held on May 20-29, 1981. The venue was located at the Kawaji hot springs Ojika river valley, which was 50 meters wide and 200 meters long with an area of 7,000 square meters. Eight large loudspeakers were set up on hills surrounding the stream, with music played through an octuple channel-tape system. The combined length of cables connected with the loudspeakers exceeded one kilometers. The audience was amidst dense artificial mists spreading upward from the bottom of the valley, laser light beams projected on the hill surface, and tape music that played in extremely low tone at full blast, echoing in the valley. Echoes consists of the sonic ingredients of the three types of percussion instruments used in Emerald Tablet as well as my own voice. I lost the master tapes of both Echoes and Emerald Tablet because of my poor storage of them. When this CD was planned to be produced using copies of the master tapes, the sound quality had deteriorated over more than 30 years of time, with sound distortions found in Echoes as a result of a failure in audio mixing to turn an eight-channel into a four-channel system. But Mr. Sumihisa Arima completely removed all dirty parts of the copies, giving this CD a freshly-minted sound. I even feel as if its sound is better than the original one. Without Mr. Arima, it would be impossible to release the two pieces again. I appreciate his help." --Somei Satoh (English translation: Toshiyuki Kawata); Housed in a cardboard paper gatefold sleeve. Includes newly-written liner notes by the artist in Japanese and English. Edition of 500 copies." - Edition Omega Point.

Artist: SUZUKI, AKIO
Title: a i sha
Format: LP
Label: Edition Omega Point
Country: Japan
Price: $29.00
"Needless to say, Akio Suzuki is one of the representative sound artists in Japan. Many of his previous releases are sometimes interpreted as the work of a hermit or wizard creating beautiful sounds with his self-made musical instrument called "Analapos," glass harmonica (De Koolmees), and stone flute, but the title of Suzukis first sound piece,aidan ni Mono wo Nageru (Throwing Things at the Stairs) at Nagoya Station in 1963, reflects his perspective on the noises in his work. This LP consists of two 2009 performances created with the use of radio. "Howling Objects," with reverberation of a large museum space, and "a i sha," in which the radio moves throughout the museum, can be noise itself, but they exist in accordance with the method of "Oto-date" and "Tadori" for which Suzuki has been continuously searching. Here, an approach to Suzukis hardcore sound in his nature is surely concentrated.
"It was at a solo exhibition in the Minamigaro gallery in Nihonbashi, Tokyo in 1976 when I held the premiere showing of "Howling Objects". When I inserted the microphone into the cylinder of the stand type Analapos, and played echo sound, I was surprised to cause a howling. From that incident, I arranged iron "wappa" boxes (cylindrical containers formed by bending a thin plate), inserted two wireless microphones with echoes in the boxes and moved the position of the boxes to search for a sound. ... In the performance I did at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, I used roll papers, microphones and radios to revisit "Howling Objects". These radios and microphones used from the 1970s have been increasingly degraded in recent years, so this performance has become the last one. "a i sha" is a performance in which the two radios used in "Howling Objects" are loaded onto a small dolly and moved around the museum. After setting the radios to AM, selecting the noise wavelengths and tuning the two radios to be able to hear an interesting rhythm, I adjust the volume to an appropriate level and start. As the sound landscape changes by the directionality of radio by moving over to a corridor, wide space and a window, I share the sound field with the people who happen to be there by chance and the people chasing the dolly" --Akio Suzuki. Full-color cover photo on sleeve. New liner notes in Japanese and English by Suzuki. Limited edition of 250." - Edition Omega Point.

Artist: SUZUKI, HARUYUKI
Title: Experimental Music of Japan Vol. 2: Electronic Works Vol. 1
Format: CD
Label: Edition Omega Point
Country: Japan
Price: $25.00
"This is the second release in Edition Omega Points Experimental Music of Japan series, featuring the work of Tokyo composer Haruyuki Suzuki (b. 1962). This CD includes four of Suzukis electronic works -- the oldest piece, "Concret II," was composed in 1985, and is an experiment in sound and noise. The triptych "Go And Back" series composed in 1996, are like versions of the same screenprinting, but made in different colors. While the MIDI data that comprises the structure of the pieces is the same, the varying sound materials used to augment the versions are different. Influenced by Luc Ferrari, Suzuki began composing electronic music using CD-J players in 2005, and "Circuit II," composed in 2006, uses two CD-J players. "Bustling For Luc," composed in 2007 was also inspired by Ferrari, and heavily influenced by the work of American experimental musicians, most particularly James Tenney. The only sounds used here are systematically transformed tidbits of environmental sound recordings of the busy quarters of Tokyo. Haruyuki Suzuki is a mostly self-taught composer. He helped establish the composers group Tempus Novum in 1991, along with, among others, Hiroyuki Yamamoto, Yoshifumi Tanaka and Hiroshi Yokoshima. He has collaborated with visual and film artists, and has organized lectures and concerts by James Tenney (2001) and Luc Ferrari (2002/2003). Housed in a specially-designed cardboard paper gatefold sleeve, with newly-written liner notes in Japanese & English by Haruyuki Suzuki himself. Limited edition of 300 copies." -Editions Omega Point

Artist: UEHARA, KAZUO
Title: Experimental Music of Japan Vol. 8: Assemblage
Format: CD
Label: Edition Omega Point
Country: Japan
Price: $26.00
"This is the eighth volume in Edition Omega Points Experimental Music Of Japan series. Japanese composer and synthesizer artist Kazuo Uehara was born in Osaka in 1949. He studied composition in Tokyo and in New York and is a Professor of Music at the Osaka University of Arts, teaching composition, experimental music and also multi-media performance. His music has been performed in France, Germany, the U.S., and other countries and he has also performed his interactive live music and multi-media pieces at major festivals in Sweden, Bulgaria, Russia, France, Poland, Brazil, China, Korea and other countries. He was the main prize-winner at the Bourge International electroacoustic music competition in 1983. In 1990, he was awarded a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts. He has been producing the International Festival for Contemporary Music in Japan since the 1980s. "Assemblage is a word from the domain of modern art. This is one of the techniques in the expression of art. The word means mixture, originally. I decided that assemblage would be the concept of this CD. A collage by Picasso is similar example. Dadaism is also another similar example. I try to express new directions in music by using the assemblage technique. Music Collage Re-Mix Version is based on the live recording of a performance from Brazil in 1989 -- a collaboration with a Brazilian dancer and her voice. Pont De lAlma De Paris was a piece composed at INA-GRM, which is well-known as the place where musique concrète was created by Pierre Schaeffer. The title of this piece Pont De lAlma is the name of the metro station in Paris. I tried to express the harmony between traditional images and contemporary images of Paris. OTO Mandala 2 -- usually a mandala is created as a visual image but in this piece I tried to create a mandala image by using sound with bandoneon by Miho Kurosawa. Sound Work 1 is the first piece I composed by using a personal computer. I used NEC PC 8-bit which came out in the beginning of the 1980s. I tried to create very simple synthesized sounds. Forest Of Gombe is a piece on the subject of nature from a chimpanzees forest in Africa. Assemblage 2004 was composed using the assemblage technique using various sounds, noises from nature and instruments like piano and biwa. Meteora Version 1.0 is the name of a strange rock from the northern part of Greece. Meteora 1 is created as acousmatic music." Housed in a cardboard paper sleeve. Including newly-written liner notes in Japanese & English by the artist. Limited edition of 400 copies only." - Omega Point.

Artist: UEHARA, KAZUO
Title: Obscure Tape Music Of Japan Vol. 15: Event 73
Format: CD
Label: Edition Omega Point
Country: Japan
Price: $27.00
"From 1972 to 1973, I was based in New York for my creative activities and live performances. New York at this time was in its golden age of experimental music. Towards the end of my stay, I held a live performance entitled Event 73 to sum up my creative works in New York. The venue for the performance was The Kitchen of the Mercer Arts Center that provided spaces for innovative and emerging artists. This CD consists of a mixture of sounds that were created at a studio prior to the live performance and the sounds recorded live at the performance. I used the Buckla Synthesizer for electronic sound and also for transformation of the sound. The work has four different segments: 1) Diffusion 2) Condensation 3) Chaos 4) Revolution. Each segments meanings and sounds itself doesnt necessarily correlate to each other. Yet, the images that are evoked by each word express the chaotic world of the day." -Edition Omega Point.

Artist: UEHARA, KAZUO
Title: Obscure Tape Music Of Japan Vol. 16: Early Works
Format: CD
Label: Edition Omega Point
Country: Japan
Price: $27.00
"Edition Omega Point presents a collection of early work from Japanese experimental composer Kazuo Uehara. "Seoul 1982 was composed using recorded sounds as raw material to reassemble the historical soundscape of Koreas capital city, Seoul, in the early 1980s. During this time, despite the political chaos and the tension in the city under the Korean military government, I felt the lively energy in peoples lives. The raw material comprised a wide range of different sounds, including the street cries in the downtown, cheerful voices of children in the Namsang area, noise of arterial streets, and conversations of from students at the Seoul National University. Apart from that, the encounter with the Korean traditional percussion music group, Samul Nori, was such a precious moment in my fieldwork. I would like to dedicate this piece to the people in Korea, especially the original members of Samul Nori, and also to the French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson who captured the decisive historic moments. Music For Contemporary Dance is dedicated to Takao Kusuno. In the 1970s, the art space Jean-Jean in Shibuya served as a popular venue for experimental music, theater, dance, etc. Within this movement, I did collaborative works with Takao Kusuno who performed as an artist and dance director. In the 1980s, Kusuno moved his base to Brazil where his outstanding performances won numerous awards until his early passing. This piece was composed in collaboration with Kusuno to explore new approaches for dance. The work has two consecutive parts, subtitled Crows Habit and I Am A Clown. It was not merely contemporary dance, nor Butoh, but it indicated the contemporary room for the dance scene of the time. His work returned home with Brazilian dancers and was staged in Japan in 2009. Science Technology Expo 85 - Music For Cell Universe was specially composed for the Health and Sports Pavilion at the International Exposition, Tsukuba, Japan, 1985. The space was comprised of 27 multiscreen films and stereophonic space. The uniquely designed space controller, the system for moving sound image, made it possible to control the electronic acoustic sound image to create virtual 3D space. Homage To Xenakis was composed at a UPIC workshop held in Tokyo in the 1980s where the composer Iannis Xenakis made remarks on each presented work. The musical composition tool, UPIC, was created by Xenakis, and was developed at the Centre dEtudes de Mathématique et Automatique Musicales (CEMAMu) in Paris. This unique sound synthesis system allows the user to create music by drawing lines on the board. Xenakis originally envisaged this tool to be used for pedagogical purpose. Other than musicians, the workshop drew participants from children to adults. The piece was composed in collaboration with the computer graphic artist Masao Kohmura and others." -Edition Omega Point.

Artist: VELTZ
Title: Experimental Music of Japan Vol. 12: Hommage to Home Electronics
Format: CD
Label: Edition Omega Point
Country: Japan
Price: $25.00
"I have been interested in junk materials and have made sound works since several years ago. Before then, I listened to experimental music as a fan, but the border between music and non-music became meaningless from encounters with Fluxus, sound-art, media-art and others. Since then, I love the texture of sound itself. I collected abandoned analog televisions when the transmitting system of broadcast signals was changed to digital format in 2011. They are one of my favorite instruments at present, and I hold live performances and installations using them. On this CD I used analog TV, cassette tape recorder, and video players. However, the sounds are not manipulated, and I recorded their spontaneous machine-noise only. It this experimental music? I think it may be discovered music. Obviously, I cannot get away from the fascination with ordinary equipment in my life." - Veltz. Housed in a cardboard paper gatefold sleeve. Includes newly-written liner notes in Japanese and English by the artist himself. Limited edition of 300 copies.

Artist: YUASA, JOJI
Title: Obscure Tape Music of Japan Vol. 12
Format: CD
Label: Edition Omega Point
Country: Japan
Price: $27.00
"...Miniatures Of Concrete Works. Edition Omega Point presents work by legendary Japanese composer Joji Yuasa -- one of most important composers in Japan after World War II. "Nadja, Twincling in Stars" (1963) is the incidental music, by NHK Radio, based on "Nadja" by Andre Breton who made "Declaration of Sur-Realisme." The actual chart of constellations was played by three players (violin, piano and vibraphone) which was used as the music score. Birdsong, electronics, and sound generated from inside the piano using music concrète techniques were constructed at the NHK Electronic Music Studio where Yuasas first so-called pure electronic piece "Projection Esemplastic For White Noise" was made in the same year of 1963. "Music For A Cenotaph For Industrial Victims" (1972) was set in the woods of Tama Hills, in the suburb of Tokyo. The music consists of echoing wooden bells in the woods, made from lowered marimba moderated by square wave, various metamorphosed sounds reminiscent of industrial work to accompany the offering flowers by the attendants, and again, more reverberant sounds of wooden bells. "Music For The Main Pavillion Of The Okinawa Oceanic Expo" (1975) is a musique concrète work which was made for the Oceanic Expo in Okinawa prefecture in 1975. Folk music with an indigenous stringed instrument (Jamisen), voices of various sea birds, the engine sound of a boat, and metamorphosed instrumental sounds reminiscent of the wind and waves combined with orchestral chamber music. Italian folk song "To The Sea" is arranged for chamber orchestra and recorded by the composer as an important sound source of this work. Limited edition of 500 copies only." - Omega Point.

Artist: YUASA, JOJI
Title: Obscure Tape Music of Japan Vol. 14: Background Sound...
Format: CD
Label: Edition Omega Point
Country: Japan
Price: $27.00
"...In Textile Pavillion Of EXPO 70. At the EXPO 70 in Osaka, many avant-garde artists contributed architectural, space, environmental design and sound works. In the Textile Pavillion ("Sen-i Kan" in Japanese), Japanese composer Joji Yuasa and filmmaker Toshio Matsumoto presented a remarkable experimental event, "Space Projection Ako" for multi-channel tape music and image projection. Also included in the presentation at the Pavillion was background sound for several spaces and objects, composed by Joji Yuasa, mainly. This original master tape was provided by Yoshimasa Matsumoto, the sound operator at the Pavillion, who was also a sound engineer for 60s film and television which included "Ultra Q," "Ultraman" and others. For the first track, "Music For Pattern-Slide Monyoh," abstract textile images were projected on the walls of a corridor ("Monyoh" means graphical patterns). This concrete sound was composed specially for this space. "Music For Colourful World" (by unknown mixer) was played and recorded by three electric guitar players. "White World" involved the same interior space as "Colourful World," except it was painted white, in contrast to "Colourful World." Music for this room was made out of sound material from "Projection Esemplastic" and "Icon For White Noise," both important electronic works from Yuasas early years. "Voices Of Dolls" featured a group of tall, gentleman-like dolls set in a lobby space, accompanied by meaningless text in Japanese, English and Portuguese coming out of them. The Japanese version is a part of Yuasas concrete work, "Voices Coming." An English version (by Joseph Love) and a Portuguese version (by Joaquim M. Benoetez) were recorded for this project. For "Voice Of Raven Objects" (by unknown mixer) the artist Masunobu Yoshimura created ravens and arranged them here and there on the Pavillion. The accompanying sound was made from modulated Noh chant and lines from a story coming out of the mouths of the ravens. "Background Sound Of Central Dome" was taken from events such as "Space Projection Ako" that took place in the dome space of the Pavillion. This background sound was prepared from marimba modulated by a square wave. Premiere recordings on disc, housed in a cardboard paper gatefold sleeve in an original design. Includes newly-written liner notes in Japanese & English. Limited edition of 500 copies." - Edition Omega Point.

Artist: YUASA, JOJI
Title: Obscure Tape Music of Japan Vol. 1: Aoi-no-Ue
Format: CD
Label: Edition Omega Point
Country: Japan
Price: $27.00
"2010 repress. Volume one of Omega Points Obscure Tape Music of Japan series, featuring Joji Yuasas "Aoi-no-Ue" (1961) and "My Blue Sky" (1975). Joji Yuasa (b. 1929) is one of most important composers in Japan after World War II. "Aoi-no-Ue" was composed for experimental theater at Sogetsu Art Center. The sound of this work is made from the chants of Japanese traditional "Noh" theater. "The text is recomposed by me keeping the original words. And it was sung in the style of Noh-chant by three brothers ... This work is composed mainly based on the metamorphosed sound of Noh-chant. The other sound is concrete sound such as bird songs, water drops, glasses, the warped sound of a vibraphone, some generated electronic sound and others. These sound sources are diversely changed, metamorphosed through all the possible electronic techniques at that time, and finally mixed and reconstructed on stereophonic tape. This piece had taken almost half a year to complete, working with the excellent sound engineer Zyunosuke Okuyama at the Sogetsu Art Center." --Joji Yuasa. This package also includes his final electronic music piece "My Blue Sky No.1," made at NHK electronic music studio. This studio was the 60s and 70s mecca of Japanese electronic music. Yuasa explains: "In this work only clicks, pulses and the various kinds of beats induced from them -- varying pitches, width and their frequency of pulse -- are adopted. For example, I controlled successively occurring pulses of low frequency sine wave by means of triggering with the frequency of the square wave." Limited edition of 500 copies for this second edition. Housed in a cardboard paper gatefold sleeve in the original design. Newly-written liner notes in Japanese and English by the artist himself. New and quite different cover art for this second edition by Ryuhei Yuasa." - Omega Point.

Artist: CAGE, JOHN/TERRY FOX
Title: High Fidelity
Format: Double LP
Label: Edition RZ
Country: Germany
Price: $62.00
"Double lp in deluxe threefold sleeve and large booklet catalogue released on the occasion of the exhibion "High Fidelity. Artists Records in the Marzona Collection" at Kunstbibliothek Berlin 2008/09. The double lp features: LP 1 by John Cage, "John Cage speaks Mureau by John Cage" (68:07 min.) that was previously released on tape by S Press in 1972. LP 2 by Terry Fox, "Culvert" (55:39) a recording of the sound art / 24 hrs. performance piece recorded in 1977, first time available. The 36 pp. book contains texts by Wolfgang Brauneis, Michael Lailach and Andreas Schalhorn (in german and english), a complete discography of the artists records in the exhibition plus foto/text material both on "Mureau" and on "Culvert". Edition of 1000 copies, co-released of the Kunstbibliothek Berlin with Edition RZ." - Edition RZ.
(Gatefold/booklet photos from Plastic Circles blog.)

Artist: GRUPPO DI IMPROVVISAZIONE NUOVA CONSONANZA
Title: Kompositionen 1967-75F
Format: CD
Label: Edition RZ
Country: Germany
Price: $21.00
1992 release. "Italian improvisation group formed in 1964. The group featured Mario Bertoncini (percussion, piano), Walter Branchi (double-bass), Franco Evangelisti (piano), Hohn Heineman (trombone, cello), Roland Kayn (Hammond organ, vibraphone, marimba), Egisto Macchi (percussion, celesta) and (most famously) Ennio Morricone (trumpet). Frederic Rzewski (piano) also appears. Historic stuff, ala AMM or MEV." - Edition RZ.

Artist: ICHIYANAGI/MAKI ISHII, TOSHI
Title: Music For Living Process/Cho-Etsu
Format: LP
Label: Edition Rz
Country: Germany
Price: $24.00
"1997 release. Two pieces by Japanese avant garde composers, performed in 1973. ("Music For Living Process" for Shakuhachi, flute, harp, percussion) & ("Cho-Etsu" for Shakuhachi, shell horns, percussion, harp)." -Edition Rz.

Artist: KRIWET, FERDINAND
Title: Hortexte
Format: 3 Picture Disc LP Boxset
Label: Edition RZ
Country: Germany
Price: $90.00
"Ferdinand Kriwet (*1942) its radio work 1961 with the language text began openly". "See texts", that left the traditional medium book and were published in displays and on placard walls, followed. Parallel in addition Kriwet developed theoretical manifestation to the acoustic literature, that became the base for its radio works. Picture and tone composed it to "text film", that were shown in Mixed-media-shows in art halls, churches and movie theater. For its manifold activities, it was priced with international praising. The sound material for its texts" "hear broadcast and television, a Sound pool, that permanently surrounds us on all waves, originates mainly. Organizes after semantic and musically rhythmic viewpoints, join itself the medium quotations to impressive auditiven Collagen. The hear pieces presented here process the massenmedialen representation of the first manned moon landing (1969) and the American presidency choices 1973, fragments out of sport coverage and further language material and sound material out of the broadcast. With "Voice of America", "Apollo America", "Campaign", "ball", "radio ball" (Karl-Sczuka-Preis 1975) and "radio" six of its legendary radio works are published here for the first time on sound-recording medium; on the six Picture-Disc-LPs, six of its legendary "see texts" are reproduziert." -Edition RZ (via freetranslation.com) "Absolutey stunning release - three picture discs with Ferdinand Kriwets legendary audiocollages and radioplays from the 1960s & 70s, comes in a deluxe box, with booklet (in german). "- Amusik.

Artist: LACHENMANN, HELMUT
Title: Guero Für Klavier
Format: LP
Label: Edition Rz
Country: Germany
Price: $24.00
"1990 release. All works by experimental composer Helmut Lachenmann: ("Guero" for solo piano), ("Pression" for solo cello) & ("Grand Torso" for string quartet)." -Edition Rz.

Artist: NONO, LUIGI
Title: A Carlo Scarpa
Format: LP
Label: Edition Rz
Country: Germany
Price: $24.00
"1990 release. All works by Luigi Nono: ("A Carlo Scarpa" for large orchestra), ("A Pierre" for contrabass flute, contrabass clarinet and live electronics), ("Guia Al Gelidi Mostri" for electronically treated winds, voices and strings). Regarding Nonos concept of "new listenings": "This no longer means revolutionizing the entire linguistic system ie. a subversive attack on the institution of music; rather it means progressively expanding the technical possibilities of sound produced by traditional instruments and the perceptive faculties of the listener."" -Edition Rz.

Artist: NONO, LUIGI
Title: Seguente
Format: Double CD
Label: Edition RZ
Country: Germany
Price: $40.00
"Re-release of ed. RZ LP Luigi Nono plus three remarkable recordings. All works by Luigi Nono: ("A Carlo Scarpa" for large orchestra), ("A Pierre" for contrabass flute, contrabass clarinet and live electronics), ("Guia Al Gelidi Mostri" for electronically treated winds, voices and strings). Plus an additional CD of compositions not on the original LP: "Caminantes" and "No hay caminos, hay que caminar." Regarding Nonos concept of "new listenings": "This no longer means revolutionizing the entire linguistic system i.e. a subversive attack on the institution of music; rather it means progressively expanding the technical possibilities of sound produced by traditional instruments and the perceptive faculties of the listener." "Wanderer, your footsteps are the road, and nothing more; wanderer, there is no road, the road is made by walking. By walking one makes the road, and upon glancing behind one sees the path that will never be trod again. Wanderer, there is no road -- Only wakes upon the sea." --Antonio Machado.

Artist: RADULESCU, HORATIU
Title: Clepsydra
Format: LP
Label: Edition Rz
Country: Germany
Price: $24.00
"1990 release. Two 22+ minute works by this Romanian composer. ("Clepsydra" for 16 sound icons [a grand piano laying vertically on its side, with the strings played by bowing]) & ("Astray" for 6 saxophones and sound icon). "Clepsydra" is a massive, rumbling work of outstanding darkness, and needs to be heard." -Edition Rz.

Artist: SPAHLINGER, MATHIAS
Title: Morendo
Format: LP
Label: Edition Rz
Country: Germany
Price: $24.00
"1990 release. Six compositions by the German composer Mathias Spahlinger: ("Morendo" for orchestra), ("Yon Hier" for string quartet), ("Vier Stcke"), ("Entschend"), ("Storung" -- electronic music), ("Sotto Voce" -- choral work)." -Edition Rz

Artist: SUZUKI, AKIO
Title: Na-Gi 1997
Format: CD
Label: Edition RZ
Country: Germany
Price: $21.00
"A CD of minimalist environmental sounds by this Japanese sound-artist, previously known for his fabulous Soundsphere CD on the Dutch Het Apollohuis label." - FE. "This music was recorded in Takano, Tango-cho, the northern-most coast of Kyoto, where I live. The bay surrounded by volcanic rock caves is the place where the mighty sounds of waves of the open sea have their muffled echo. Seawater flows into the hollows in the rock again and again like breathing in and breathing out. Spring water constantly drips in the cave, and now and then the wind from the meadow above the chasm brings the sounds of the crickets...the sound spaces of the coast of Takano. A site of a new encounter with the rhythm of the sounds of the sea." - Edition RZ. Restocked.

Artist: V/A
Title: Inventionen I
Format: LP
Label: Edition Rz
Country: Germany
Price: $24.00
"Last copies of this 1985 release. Featured works: Boguslaw Schaeffers Berlin 80 II (composed in 1980 for piano, synthesizer and 4-track tape); Ricardo Mandolinis Fabulas II (composed in 1980); Sukhi Kangs "Inventio" (composed in 1984 for piano and tape)." -Edition Rz

Artist: V/A
Title: Inventionen II
Format: LP
Label: Edition Rz
Country: Germany
Price: $24.00
"Last copies of this 1985 release. Featured works: Takehito Shimazus Zytoplasma (composed 1980 for tape); Boguslaw Schaeffers Maats (composed 1981 for vocals and electronics); Rolf Enströms Fractal (composed 1984 at EMS Stockholm for tape and 10 slide projectors)." -Edition Rz.

Artist: WILLIAMS, EMMETT
Title: Poems 1950-2003
Format: Picture Disc LP
Label: Edition Rz
Country: Germany
Price: $32.00
"2004 release. From Fluxus originator and member of the "Darmstadt Circle" of concrete poetry, Emmett Williams. Features poems written 1950-2003, spoken by Emmett, recorded from 2000-2003. "This tiny sampling of my poetic oeuvre is a very mixed bag, as they say; so much so that Im inclined to call it a bag of tricks. To confuse matters, some of the poems were meant to be looked at rather than read aloud, and others were intended to be performed with sound effects and slide projections."" -Editions Rz.

Artist: XENAKIS, IANNIS
Title: Iannis Xenakis
Format: Double CD
Label: Edition RZ
Country: Germany
Price: $40.00
"Amazing Iannis Xenakis collection of historical recordings of essential works. Disc one features all works on CD for the first time; Disc 2 features different mixes of Xenakis most famous electronic works. "Disc one with the orchestra works represents an era of Xenakis development of polytope, geometrical, mathematical, based works from the late 1950s to the 60s in historical recordings earlier released on LP except for "ST/48" which has not previously been released." Includes: CD1: "ST/48" (for 48 Instruments, 1959-62); "Le Polytope de Montreal" (for four Orchestras, 1967); "Nomos Gamma" (for large orchestra scattered among the audience, 1967-68); "Terretektorh" (for large orchestra scattered among the audience); "Syrmos" (for 18 strings, 1959); "Achorripsis" (for 21 instruments, 1956-57). CD2: "Persepolis avec mouvement version" (electroacoustic music on 8-track tape, 1971); "Polytope de Cluny" (electroacoustic music on 8-track tape, 1972." - Edition RZ.

Artist: ARGO
Title: Fluchtige Musik
Format: Double LP
Label: Edition Telemark
Country: Germany
Price: $40.00
"The trio Argo was formed in Darmstadt in 1985 by Hans Essel (violin), Marit Hoffmann (viola), and Thomas Stett (clarinet). It existed until 2016 when it was forced to an end by the untimely death of Stett. Argo set out to explore new ways of free collective improvisation that were aimed neither at personal expressivity, nor at the evocation of a certain mood or atmosphere. Eschewing any compositional agreements, they experimented with musical forms and processes that emerged spontaneously between the poles of the playerss individual lines of improvisation. They played with fleeting objects of sound and transformations, inflections, and disruptions of those objects. Unexpected noises that could arise at any time required and provoked fast reactions of the players. Argo utilized three classical instruments without any preparations but over time, developed an augmented range of sound generation techniques on these instruments. Their playing bears almost no traces of tonality, harmony, or rhythm. The title of this edition, Flüchtige Musik, translates as "fleeting music" or "transient music". The double LP collects recordings made mostly live between 1987 and 2013. The first recording still shows traces of classical sound material but also includes other sound generators like styrofoam and cardboard that were left out later. Already in 1991, Argo had settled on using the three instruments exclusively but with a new range of sounds that can be heard throughout the subsequent recordings. On a few occasions, Argo transferred their concept to experiments with their own speaking voices. This led to "Flüchtige Wörter" ("fleeting words"), one recording of which is also included. Double LP in gatefold sleeve with black poly-lined inner sleeves; Edition of 300." - Edition Telemark.

Artist: BEHRENDSEN, PETER
Title: Nachtflug / Atem des Windes
Format: LP
Label: Edition Telemark
Country: Germany
Price: $29.00
"Peter Behrendsen (b. 1943) is a Cologne-based radio producer, performer, and composer of experimental music. He started concerning himself with electro-acoustic music in 1972. He was a member of Josef Anton Riedls ensemble and an assistant to Klaus Schöning at the WDR radio play studio (Studio for Acoustic Art). In Cologne, he organized numerous concerts and festivals for experimental music, most notably BrückenMusik, a series of concerts in the box girder of the Deutz bridge. He regards John Cage, Alvin Lucier, Jackson Mac Low, and David Tudor as his most important teachers, with whom he also collaborated, and has performed his own live-electronic and text-sound compositions throughout Europe. This LP pairs a live-electronic and a text-sound piece: "Nachtflug" ("Night Flight", 1999) is based on electronic treatment of the sounds of bats made audible, and is performed by Hans W. Koch and Behrendsen. "Atem des Windes" ("Breath of Wind", 1999-2005) is a text-sound composition on the subject of the wind, inspired by a Taoist text by the Chinese philosopher Zhuangzi, and features the voices of Bettina Wenzel and Behrendsen. Full-color sleeve and inner sleeve; Edition of 300." - Edition Telemark.

Artist: CUNI, AMELIA & WERNER DURAND
Title: Diasporagas
Format: LP
Label: Edition Telemark
Country: Germany
Price: $29.00
"Amelia Cuni was born in Milan and has lived in India for more than ten years where she studied dhrupad singing with various renowned masters. Werner Durand has been performing his own music for saxophones, Iranian ney and self-made wind instruments since the late 70s. He started building his own wind instruments from plexi-glass, PVC and metal tubes in the early 80s and has performed in various groups including The Thirteenth Tribe and Armchair Traveller. Since the 90s, Cuni and Durand have been performing together as a duo as well as in collaborations such as Tonaliens and Born Of Six. Diasporagas, sub-titled "Ancient Trends and New Traditions in Indo-European Music", summarizes their various musical projects in which her Indian raga singing meets his minimalist and experimental approach. In all of their collaborations, they have been creating unique forms and expanding the palette of their sound worlds while keeping the essence of raga music, justifying the use of the term in its original meaning. The title is meant to be understood as a statement to provoke reflections on our ideas of cultural identity vs. globalization, and tradition vs. experimentation. A central Diasporagas work is "Hiss (Mastered Noise)" for dhrupad singing, invented wind instruments, Indian percussion and samples of historical recordings by Indian singers. It is partly based on their earlier work "Gramophone Saraswati" which involved replicas of Luigi Russolos intonarumori instead of the Indian recordings. This LP includes "Hiss (Mastered Noise)" and two other pieces entitled "Aqua Shiva" and "Agana Song". Comes in a full-color sleeve with a printed inner sleeve reproducing the score of "Hiss (Mastered Noise)". Edition of 300." - Edition Telemark.

Artist: DUBACH, PETRA & MARIO VAN HORRIK
Title: Waves
Format: Double 12"
Label: Edition Telemark
Country: Germany
Price: $37.00
"Petra Dubach and Mario van Horrik have been working together as an artistic duo in Eindhoven since 1983. Originally, they combined dance and music in concerts, performances and theater pieces, Dubach being a dancer and van Horrik making music. Mario van Horrik is also a long-time member of the Maciunas Ensemble alongside Paul Panhuysen et al. Dubachs and van Horriks starting point was the notion that movement and sound are essentially the same: If there is no movement (vibration), nothing can be heard; if there is no sound, nothing moves. Over the years, the boundaries between movement and sound in their work became more and more blurred while they worked out their root idea in every thinkable form, ranging from installations and site-specific works to performances and concerts. In 2010, they started their ongoing research project Waves which involves producing movement feedback using shakers, a kind of loudspeakers that reproduce sound frequencies as vibrations, attached to long strings. Over the years, they have made numerous installations and concerts based upon this concept and have experimented with all sorts of objects incorporated into the basic Waves setup, including Chinese lanterns, hooks, loose strings etc. This edition gathers four recordings of different Waves installations, all made in Dubachs and van Horriks private studio in Eindhoven. It is presented as a double 12 inch set (45 rpm) with a full-color gatefold sleeve and liner notes by Milos Vojtěchovský. Edition of 300." - Edition Telemark.

Artist: ESSEL, HANS
Title: Saitensack
Format: LP
Label: Edition Telemark
Country: Germany
Price: $22.00
"First-ever release for Darmstadt-based composer Hans Essel who has been active in improvised music and Grundlagenmusik (foundational music) for more than 20 years. This LP showcases his project Saitensack (string-bag) in which he develops new ways of playing the violin and viola. Comparisons could be drawn to other experimental violinists like Tony Conrad and Takehisa Kosugi but Hans Essel uses a far more stripped-down approach: The instruments are neither modified nor amplified. Strings are not pressed by fingers but rather damped. Only through bowing, they are excited to complex free vibrations, sometimes harsh and noisy, at other times reminiscent of uilleann pipes with cracking and breaking like in yodeling. Saitensack focuses on the origin of tones out of the noise, zooming into the very character of string instruments. Saitensack is pure violin. The essence of violin playing. Side A features an overtone-rich performance from 1994. Side B has a harsher 1999 recording: 24 minutes of pure violin noise bliss. Edition of 500 with printed inner sleeve featuring a Saitensack discussion transcript." - Edition Telemark.

Artist: JONES, JOE
Title: A Garden Party
Format: LP + Book
Label: Edition Telemark
Country: Germany
Price: $48.00
"On June 26, 1983, Joe Jones set up a solar orchestra in Erik Anderschs garden in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Guests were invited for a dinner party to listen to the orchestra. The music was recorded and the event documented by various photographs that were published as a book by Jones in 1987 in an edition of 15 copies. The audio recording remained unreleased. This edition, titled A Garden Party, brings together the recording and an A4-sized reproduction of Joness book. It is presented in a gatefold PVC sleeve; Right-hand side holds the LP, left-hand side holds the book, a poster, and a postcard; Edition of 200." - Edition Telemark.
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Artist: JONES, JOE
Title: Solar Music At Sierksdorf, Ostsee
Format: LP
Label: Edition Telemark
Country: Germany
Price: $34.00
"Solar Music by Joe Jones, performed and recorded early morning April 1, 1984, on the Baltic Sea beach of Sierksdorf in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. This recording was originally published as a tape by Edition Hundertmark in an edition of 15 copies and later reissued as a CD by ? Records. The original tap edition included seven photo prints and a title page which were missing from the CD and are reproduced here for the first time.
Edition of 200 in gatefold PVC sleeve. Right-hand side holds the LP, left-hand side holds a plastic bag with seven A5-sized photo prints on thick cardboard and the title page. Remastered sound." - Edition Telemark.
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Artist: MACIUNAS ENSEMBLE
Title: 1976
Format: LP
Label: Edition Telemark
Country: Germany
Price: $22.00
Edition of 250. “The Maciunas Ensemble was founded in 1968 by Dutch musicians and sound artists Paul Panhuysen, Remko Scha and Jan van Riet. It has existed ever since, though having gone through a number of membership changes until today. The groups intention was to realize the piece "Music for Everyman" by Fluxus initiator George Maciunas which they interpreted as allowing boundless freedom in the sounds being produced. The group met at a regular basis, usually improvising on a number of instruments that were at hand. Every session was recorded. Before playing, they listened to the recording of the previous session and discussed it. No rehearsing or fine-tuning of pre-conceived material took place. To the view of Paul Panhuysen, their method of making music is closely linked with the oral tradition of folk music. This LP edition features two pieces, both recorded on December 19, 1976, and never released before on any format. Here, the group comprised Paul Panhuysen, Remko Scha, Jan van Riet, Leon van Noorden and Hans Schuurman.
"This music is literally polyphonic – a composition of multiple voices. The members of the ensemble do not engage in virtuoso playing. Although each may go down his individual path, no one attempts to outdo the others in exuberant soloing. Their approach to improvisation bears none of the hallmarks of jazz. It is a group effort. They operate as a band in the anthropological sense: a small, mobile, and fluid social formation without clear-cut leadership." (from the liner notes by René van Peer)” - Edition Telemark.

Artist: PANHUYSEN, PAUL
Title: Pendulum Change Ringing
Format: LP
Label: Edition Telemark
Country: Germany
Price: $24.00
"First vinyl LP edition by Dutch sound and visual artist Paul Panhuysen since 1986. In terms of sound art, Paul Panhuysen is well-known for his long string installations, yet he has produced a vast amount of other sound installations using different materials and sound sources ranging from various instruments to animals such as birds. Edition of 300 copies. Full-color sleeve with photos of the installation and liner notes by René van Peer. Black poly-lined inner sleeve. This LP contains a recording of the installation "Pendulum Change Ringing", displayed at Pand Koloniale Waren in Hasselt (Belgium) in 2012. The installation consists of twelve engraved Turkish metal platters, each mounted onto a black plastic bin, and placed in a 20 meters long row. The rim of each platter is hit by a metal pendulum operated by a tiny electromotor. Each hit causes the platter to resonate with a rich sound texture full of dissonant overtones." - Edition Telemark.

Artist: RIEHN, RAINER
Title: Chants de Maldoror
Format: Double LP
Label: Edition Telemark
Country: Germany
Price: $38.00
“Rainer Riehn (1941-2015) was a German musicologist, conductor and composer of avant-garde music. He is best known for being the long-time partner and collaborator of Heinz-Klaus Metzger with whom he published the journal Musik-Konzepte between 1977 and 2003, devoted to the musical avant-garde of all eras. Together, they also founded the Ensemble Musica Negativa in 1969, committed to radical music by John Cage, Morton Feldman, Dieter Schnebel, for which Riehn served as the conductor and organizer. Nevertheless, his own small but impressive compositional oeuvre of chamber and electronic music remained mostly unpublished. Between 1965 and 1971, Riehn was a student with Gottfried Michael Koenig at the Institute of Sonology in Utrecht where he realized a number of electronic pieces of which only one, "Chants de Maldoror", was released on Deutsche Grammophon in 1970. This edition for the first time collects all surviving pieces he made during this period. Included are two versions of "Chants de Maldoror", one side-long piece in a similar vein, and two shorter conceptual pieces. The double LP is presented in a gatefold sleeve with a 4-sided insert, reproducing an essay by Riehn on his way of composing ("Art and Feces") and an extensive interview about his time in Utrecht. All texts are printed in German and English. Edition of 300.” - Edition Telemark.

Artist: STIEBLER, ERNSTALBRECHT
Title: Kanon / Torsi
Format: LP
Label: Edition Telemark
Country: Germany
Price: $29.00
"Ernstalbrecht Stiebler (b. 1934) is a German composer of minimalist and reductionist contemporary music. His name is still most closely associated with his long-time position as radio editor and producer for New Music at the Hessian Broadcasting Corporation (Hessischer Rundfunk), but his own compositional oeuvre -- beginning in 1955 and continuing until now -- has, in recent years, attracted more attention with various concerts and several releases. Having attended the Darmstadt International Summer Courses for New Music from 1958 onwards, Stiebler decided in 1963 to leave serial music behind and opted instead for his own reductionist style built on minimalist structures and repetitions, though not in any way related to the so-called minimal music but rather influenced by minimalism in visual art. In terms of composers of his time, the closest stylistic relationship that could be drawn is to Morton Feldman. Stieblers approach is best summarized in his own words: "Music is too important to burden it with emotions." This LP pairs two organ-based works: "Kanon" (1980) for organ, electric organ and wind instruments, and "Torsi" (2002) for organ in three movements: "Torso", "Organa minima", and "Cantus". The latter recording, made at St. Stephens Church in Konstanz (organ: Hans-Peter Schulz), was previously released on CD by m=minimal (MINIMAL 017CD, 2013). "Kanon" is a previously unreleased recording. Includes an extensive interview conducted by Jens Strüver about Stieblers compositional views and techniques. Gatefold sleeve; Edition of 300." - Edition Telemark.

Artist: ZELLER, HANS RUDOLF
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Edition Telemark
Country: Germany
Price: $25.00
"Hans Rudolf Zeller (b. 1934 in Berlin) is best-known for being a music theorist, essayist and writer on contemporary music. His essays on Dieter Schnebel, Iannis Xenakis, microtonality etc., often published in the German journal "Musik-Konzepte", are deemed being among the best ever written on new music. Apart from that, he has since the 1960s maintained his own artistic work, most of which has not been published or only seen the light of day in private micro-editions. Zellers work often involves combining multiple dimensions (texts, vocals, visual projections) into one cinematological literature. This LP edition is an attempt at collecting various elements of Zellers work. All recordings have been made within the last 10 years, yet many of the underlying concepts date back to the 1960s or 1970s. Contained are two scriptophonies (works combining writing and vocals, with the notion of writing being extended in ways not unlike those Carlfriedrich Claus and Gerhard Rühm have shown), two vocal improvisations, one piece of Tesa sounds (sounds produced by adhesive tape), and one piece for horn. The full-color sleeve and inner sleeve show Tesa pictures made between 1961 and 1970, and one collage from 2010. There is one insert with detailed liner notes by Zeller in German and English, and another insert showing a relic of a scriptophony. Edition of 300." - Edition Telemark.

Artist: VAN LUIJK, TIMO/DANIEL DUCHAMP
Title: Les Soeurs Noires
Format: One-Sided 12"
Label: Editions Delvoyeurs
Country: Belgium
Price: $22.00
Limited edition of 500. Released in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name by Dominique Vermeesch in Brussels, and featuring an etching on the B-side by Vermeesch.

Artist: AGAM, YAACOV
Title: Yaaaccov Agaam
Format: Hardcover Book/7"
Label: Editions Du Griffon
Country: Switzerland
Price: $75.00
"...Agam is one of the founders of the post-war "kinetic art" movement, along with Pol Bury, Soto and (Jean) Tinguely." 127 page oversized (9.5" x 12") hardcover book with 100s of black & white and color photos of Agams sculptures, scores, etc... All texts (in english) by Agam. The 7", "Trans-Formes Musicales", features 5 short forms utilizing inner mobility, meaning he allows the musician/interpreter to determine the musical development by choosing his or her entry point within the piece. These are original copies from 1962 and are in excellent/unread/NM condition - they actually look brand new. Agam was also included in Henry Chopins OU sound poetry magazine (an image was reproduced in last years Alga Marghen collection).
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Artist: SCHOFFER, NICOLAS/PIERRE HENRY
Title: Spatiodynamisme I/II
Format: Hardcover Book/7"
Label: Editions Du Griffon
Country: Switzerland
Price: $120.00
Beautiful 154 page oversized (9.5" x 12"), hardbound book published in 1963 featuring photos and text (in english) on the experimental spatiodynamic, cybernetic and luminodynamic scupltures of Nicolas Schoffer. The 7" record is a piece Pierre Henry composed in collaboration with Schoffer using his sculptures as a sound source (basically manipulations of him banging and scraping metal!). With several vellum and acetate pages.
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Artist: AANIPAA
Title: Through a Pre-Memory
Format: CD
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $16.00
"Mika Vainio and Stephen OMalley are both seminal figures in the experimental underground having established themselves in the epoch-defining acts Pan Sonic and SunnO))). While they explored different worlds, one abstracted guitar drone metal, the other hard rhythms and analog atmospheres, there was always an underlying thread which bound both acts: massive blocks of sound, vast cavernous spaces, a sense of drama and the foreboding along with a deep exploration of the physical experience unlike any previously experienced. Pan Sonic and SunnO))) first collaborated together on a Suicide cover version for a Blast First Petite series in 2007/2008, and following this, Mika and Stephen decided to collaborate further with what eventually became the ÄÄNIPÄÄ sessions. Recorded at Einstürzende Neubautens Andere Baustelle Tonstudio in Berlin and mixed at Avast! (Soundgarden, Earth) in Seattle over an extended period, the results see individual approaches coalesce into a monumental whole. The signature motifs of both players are to be found here: the sparse, crushing rhythms of Vainios minimalist techno alongside the black-hole drones of OMalleys guitar workouts. It is the alchemical combination of these elements that shifts this release into a new world of burning intensity. At once unholy and emotional, Through a Pre-Memory takes the listener on a vast journey. On "Toward All Thresholds" immense bleak landscapes succumb to sparse glacial rhythms. "Mirror of Mirror Dreams" holds itself in reflective terrain as string arrangements by Eyvind Kang are played with Moriah Neils (contrabass) and Maria Scherer Wilsons (cello), providing desolate strokes to the cleansing ambient landscape preceding it. A new level of terror is reached on the epic "Muse" and "Watch over Stillness/Matters Principle," as the writings of Russian modernist poet Anna Akhmatova are put to music and sung/spoken/screamed by Alan Dubin (Khanate/GNAW/O.L.D.). These monumental texts which book-end this LP are at once ravenous and destructive. The shredding light shining through an impossible black. Through a Pre-Memory is a deep, immersive experience from two of the most extreme forward-thinking music/sound practitioners today." -Press release by Mark Harwood, 9/13, London; Music by Mika Vainio & Stephen OMalley with Alan Dubin (vocals), Eyvind Kang (viola), Moriah Neils (contrabass), Maria Scherer Wilson (cello). String arrangements by Eyvind Kang, tape manipulations by Randall Dunn.

Artist: AANIPAA
Title: Through a Pre-Memory
Format: Double LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $31.00
"Gatefold edition. Mika Vainio and Stephen OMalley are both seminal figures in the experimental underground having established themselves in the epoch-defining acts Pan Sonic and SunnO))). While they explored different worlds, one abstracted guitar drone metal, the other hard rhythms and analog atmospheres, there was always an underlying thread which bound both acts: massive blocks of sound, vast cavernous spaces, a sense of drama and the foreboding along with a deep exploration of the physical experience unlike any previously experienced. Pan Sonic and SunnO))) first collaborated together on a Suicide cover version for a Blast First Petite series in 2007/2008, and following this, Mika and Stephen decided to collaborate further with what eventually became the ÄÄNIPÄÄ sessions. Recorded at Einstürzende Neubautens Andere Baustelle Tonstudio in Berlin and mixed at Avast! (Soundgarden, Earth) in Seattle over an extended period, the results see individual approaches coalesce into a monumental whole. The signature motifs of both players are to be found here: the sparse, crushing rhythms of Vainios minimalist techno alongside the black-hole drones of OMalleys guitar workouts. It is the alchemical combination of these elements that shifts this release into a new world of burning intensity. At once unholy and emotional, Through a Pre-Memory takes the listener on a vast journey. On "Toward All Thresholds" immense bleak landscapes succumb to sparse glacial rhythms. "Mirror of Mirror Dreams" holds itself in reflective terrain as string arrangements by Eyvind Kang are played with Moriah Neils (contrabass) and Maria Scherer Wilsons (cello), providing desolate strokes to the cleansing ambient landscape preceding it. A new level of terror is reached on the epic "Muse" and "Watch over Stillness/Matters Principle," as the writings of Russian modernist poet Anna Akhmatova are put to music and sung/spoken/screamed by Alan Dubin (Khanate/GNAW/O.L.D.). These monumental texts which book-end this LP are at once ravenous and destructive. The shredding light shining through an impossible black. Through a Pre-Memory is a deep, immersive experience from two of the most extreme forward-thinking music/sound practitioners today." --Press release by Mark Harwood, 9/13, London; Music by Mika Vainio & Stephen OMalley with Alan Dubin (vocals), Eyvind Kang (viola), Moriah Neils (contrabass), Maria Scherer Wilson (cello). String arrangements by Eyvind Kang, tape manipulations by Randall Dunn." - Editions Mego.

Artist: AKITA, MASAMI & EIKO ISHIBASHI
Title: Kouen Kyoudai
Format: LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $21.00
“Prolific Japanese artist Masami Akita aka Merzbow teams up with session musician, producer, and singer-songwriter Eiko Ishibashi for a work that showcases yet another side to Akitas monumental catalog. Kouen Kyoudai consists of two side-long tracks that could be read as a contemporary take on the traditional avant-garde. With its skittering electronics, percussion, piano, doom, and noise, Kouen Kyoudaiseamlessly incorporates many strands of experimental thought and practice. The tension that arises from the human use of the tool is made explicit as these works unfold in a storm of ecstatic human/instrument/machine interaction. Drums hammer alongside an ecstatic drone. Notes on a piano jostle with a storm of splintered electronics. Kouen Kyoudai highlights the pull between beauty and chaos; structure and the abyss -- leaving behind a thrilling display of the interplay between the human and the technological while opening up new paths for both musicians involved. Masami Akita: noise electronics, computer, drums. Eiko Ishibashi: piano, drums, synth. Recorded at Gok Sound and SuperDeluxe, Tokyo. Recorded and mixed by Jim ORourke. Cut at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin 2015. Photography by Shunichiro Okada. Design by Jacob Cates.” - Editions Mego.

Artist: AKITA/ GUSTAFFSON/ OROURKE
Title: One Bird Two Bird
Format: LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $20.00
"Three titans of experimental music with more than three decades of experience clashing together for a monster studio session in Tokyo, 2009, resulting in two blistering sides of wax full of face-melting intensity. Fuck yeah!!! Limited edition of 500 copies only." - Editions Mego.

Artist: AMBARCHI & JIM OROURKE, OREN
Title: Behold
Format: LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $21.00
"Behold is the second collaborative release from Oren Ambarchi and Jim ORourke following the 2011 LP Indeed. Ambarchi and ORourke seamlessly blend field recordings, electronics, guitar, drums, and other acoustic instruments into a subtle combination of krautrock, minimalism, and classic free flowing electronics. Side A takes the listener into the Fourth World adventures pioneered by Jon Hassell on Fourth World Music Vol. I: Possible Musics (GB 019CD/LP), while the flip seems like an unlikely pairing of krautrock aesthetics and the slow, building, repetitive structures of The Necks. This is sharp, focused contemporary music, with minimalist motifs meeting maximalist tendencies. Behold is another landmark recording made by two of the most enthusiastic experimental explorers active today. Oren Ambarchi: guitar, drums, etc.; Jim ORourke: synth, piano, etc. Recorded and mixed at Steamroom, Tokyo in 2012 and 13. Additional recording at SuperDeluxe, Tokyo on January 26, 2012, by Masahide Ando and at Chinatown, Melbourne by Joe Talia. Cut by Christoph Grote-Beverborg at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin in August 2013. Photography by Shunichiro Okada." - Editions Mego.

Artist: AMBARCHI, OREN
Title: Quixotism
Format: LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $21.00
"Editions Mego presents the vinyl edition of Oren Ambarchis Quixotism, a five-part piece recorded over two years with a multitude of collaborators in Europe, Japan, Australia, and the USA and released on CD in 2014 (EMEGO 202CD). Furthuring Ambarchis interest in combining abstract sonic textures with rhythm and pulse (apparent in his drumming with Keiji Haino, the subtly driving ride cymbals of collaborator Joe Talia, and the motorik grooves of 2012s Sagittarian Domain (EMEGO 144CD/LP)), Quixotisms 47 minutes rest on Thomas Brinkmanns foundation of pulsing electronic percussion. Beginning as almost subliminal propulsion behind cavernous orchestral textures and John Tilburys delicate piano interjections, the percussive elements (elaborated on by Ambarchi and Matt Chamberlain) slowly inch into the foreground of the piece before suddenly breaking out into a polyrhythmic shuffle around the halfway mark, joined by tabla master U-zhaan for the pieces final, beautiful passages. The pulse acts as a thread leading the listener though a heterogeneous variety of acoustic spaces, from the concert hall in which the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra were recorded to the intimacy of Crys Coles contact mic textures. Ambarchis guitar itself ranges over this wide variety of acoustic spaces, from airless, clipped tones to swirling, reverberated fog. Within the complex web Ambarchi spins over the pieces steadily pulsing foundation, elements approach and recede, appear and reappear in a non-linear fashion, even as the piece plots an overall course from the gray, almost Nono-esque reverberated space of its opening section to the crisp foreground presence of Jim ORourkes synth and Evyind Kangs strings in its final moments. Formally indebted to the side-long workouts of classic Cologne techno, the long-form works of composers such as Eliane Radigue, and the organic push and pull of improvised performance, Quixotism, in a kind of dream-logic, moves with nearly imperceptible transitions through its sonic diversity. Though it is shaped by its many contributors, the resulting sound world is unmistakably Ambarchis own, and the summation of his career thus far. Played by Oren Ambarchi (guitars and percussion), Thomas Brinkmann (computable drums with an application to the Entscheidungsproblem), Matt Chamberlain (drums and electronics, Parts 3 & 4), Crys Cole (contact mics and brushes, Part 4), Eyvind Kang (bowed gender, Part 1 and violas, Part 5), Jim ORourke (synths, Parts 4 and 5), John Tilbury (piano, Parts 1 & 2), U-zhaan (tabla, Part 5), and Ilan Volkov & the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra (Parts 1 & 3). Recorded at Max Ernst Studios, Cologne; Harpa, Reykjavik; Cyclops Sound Studio, Los Angeles; Avast! Studios, Seattle, with co-production and engineering by Randall Dunn; Steamroom, Tokyo, with engineering by Jim ORourke; London; and Melbourne in 2012, 13, and 14. Mixed by Ambarchi and Joe Talia at Chinatown, Melbourne in December 2013 and March 2014. Mastered by Byron Scullin at Moose, Melbourne in March and April 2014. Cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin in June 2014." - Editions Mego.

Artist: AMBARCHI, OREN
Title: Sagittarian Domain
Format: LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $21.00
"For anyone who still associates Oren Ambarchi exclusively with the clipped, bass-heavy tones of solo electric guitar works such as Suspension (TO 033.18CD), this rhythmically churning one-man-band monster of an album-length piece might seem to come out of nowhere. However, listeners who have followed the breadth of his work for the last few years (solo and in projects with collaborators from Jim ORourke to Stephen OMalley and Keith Rowe to Keiji Haino) will have noted how Ambarchi has allowed increasingly clear traces of his enthusiasms as a music listener (for classic rock, minimal techno and 70s fusion, among other areas) to surface in his performances and recordings, all the time filtering them through his signature long-form structures and psychoacoustic sonics. Recorded in a single inspired studio session, Sagittarian Domain displaces Ambarchis trademark guitar sound from the center of the mix, its presence felt only as an occasional ghostly, reverberated shimmer. Endlessly pulsating guitar and bass lines sit alongside electronic percussion and thundering motorik drumming (familiar from his work with Keiji Haino) at the core of the piece, locking into a voodoo groove, like Faust covering a 70s cop show theme. The work is founded on hypnotic almost-repetition, the accents of the drum hits and interlocking bass and guitar lines shifting almost imperceptibly back and forwards over the beat as they undergo gradual transformations of timbre. Cut-up and phase-shifted strings enter around the half-way mark like an abstracted memory of the Eastern-tinged fusion of the Mahavishnu Orchestras classic Visions of the Emerald Beyond, before returning for an extended, stark yet affecting come-down coda, equal parts Gavin Bryars and Purple Rain. While Sagittarian Domain contains traces of a diversity of influences, it mines all of them to uncover something that is clearly an extension of Ambarchis own investigations up to this point, exhibiting the same care for micro-detail and surrender to the physicality of sound that are present in all of his work, extending them in new ways to repetition, pulse and rhythm." --Francis Plagne; Vinyl cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin, June 2012.
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Artist: BOLDER
Title: Hostile Environment
Format: LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $21.00
"Bolder is Martin Maischein, who used to record as Heinrich At Hart on Position Chrome, and Peter Votava, also known as Pure, who has recorded previously for Mego and was half of Ilsa Gold. With their combined background in electronic music of all kinds, Bolder introduces a significant proposition to the current experimental electronic boom. Blurring the lines between industrial, techno, dub, ambient, and narrative forms, the work on Bolders debut presents a dance amongst the abyss, a world where organic rhythms provide the path amongst a swarm of foreboding electronics. Herein lurks an atmosphere where hostile electronics weigh the hope and paranoia of todays climate. One humans listen is another humans challenge. Mastered by Rashad Becker." -Editions Mego.

Artist: BRINKMANN, THOMAS
Title: A 1000 Keys
Format: CD
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $16.00
"How many can get a personal sound out of a fucking piano?!" - Lee Konitz. Thomas Brinkmann takes his seductive reductionism to the next level with A 1000 Keys, a harsh meditation on the expressive qualities of digital sound production. In translating the timbre of a grand piano into binary codes, thus rebuilding its corpus with "0 and 1s", Brinkmann subverts the sensual qualities of this proto-romantic instrument in a sardonic way. Replacing the musician with a mathematically precise series of frenetic repetition and intriguingly dissonant difference, the result sounds at times like a violent ride through the brains of Schönberg or Webern, drained in amphetamines, at others like Feldmans ephemeral sketches or Russolos futurist outburst. Brinkmanns conceptual framework is resonating in the track titles. Using shortcuts of international airports, he refers to non-places that establish their own space-and-time continuum, while lacking individual identity and history. These functional scenarios are sterile passages for anonymous, objectified masses, at the same time theres hardly a better place to grasp the very subjective character of time. A 1000 Keys is a fatal homage to minimalism and a consequent denial of virtuosity and the idea of creative genius. Paraphrasing the romantic idea of human perfection, Brinkmann found a way to create sonic algorithms of tenderness and brutality, establishing dramatic expressiveness in his constructivist analytics. The result is of radical beauty. Dedicated to Conlon Nancarrow." - Editions Mego.

Artist: BRINKMANN, THOMAS
Title: What You Hear (Is What You Hear)
Format: Dbl LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $31.00
"Thomas Brinkmann is renowned for audio works that hover among forms such as techno, minimalism, and ambient. Alongside such pioneering works as Klick (2000), Studio 1 - Variationen (1997), and 2012s duo with Oren Ambarchi, The Mortimer Trap (BT 006CD), with What You Hear (Is What You Hear) Brinkmann moves further to separate his art, not only from descriptive musical terms that oppress creative output, but also from the notion of an author in the act of creation. The 11 tracks on display form a series of self-perpetuating rhythms that exist more as sound structures than as any kind of traditional sound forms. Any associations, emotions, and reactions are purely in the reasoning of the listener as the artist makes a strong and deliberate move away from intent. This is a strident development in the conceptual thinking of Brinkmanns solid career, one that places the listener simultaneously inside and outside objective parameters. Dedicated to Zbigniew Karwkowski. Design by Stephen OMalley. Gatefold double LP." - Editions Mego.

Artist: CHILD, ANTHONY
Title: Electronic Recordings from Maui Jungle Vol. 2
Format: Double LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $31.00
"Anthony Child, AKA Surgeon, presents the second volume of recordings of Buchla Music Easel recorded in the jungle of Maui. Again, Childs is in a more ambient guise and setting, as the calm breath of the jungle sets a real time back-drop for his electronic explorations. There is no additional layering and all environmental sounds simply "occurred" throughout the improvisations. The range on display veers from melodic drones to sparkling arpeggios all revolving around a thick bed of electronic (Buchla) and acoustic (environmental) interplay. "Nine Personality Type Map" hovers on a bed of syncopated rhythms whilst the nearby sonic mist of the forest seethes in-and-out of the frame whilst "A Nightfall Of Diamonds" provides a sonic analogy for the darkness and light contradiction that occurs only in such rich natural environments. The simultaneous acts of improvising, listening and creating provide a rich setting for the curious listener. Another gem in a catalog filled with gold. Recorded in Haiku-Pauwela, Maui between February 3rd and 14th of 2016." - Editions Mego.

Artist: CHRA
Title: Empty Airport
Format: LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $21.00
"The title of Empty Airport, Chras second LP and her first on Editions Mego, may be read as a reference to Brian Enos ambient classic, though this time we find ourselves in a territory of transit that sounds like a dystopian swan song on civilizatoric debris -- a heterotopia emptied of human remains, with only ghostly echoes behind. Chra aka comfortzone foundress Christina Nemec has traced out a post-anthropocene area in which acoustic entries of field recordings are stratified in layers of deconstructed noisescapes. Partly interspersed with clunky technoid basslines, an introspective space is opened, which excavates in a discreet and subtle manner layers of abandoned wasteland. Nemec, who is a member of various projects including Shampoo Boy (together with Peter Rehberg and Christian Schachinger) and the female berserker formation SV Damenkraft, has succeeded in producing a significant LP that merges dark techno and industrial with found sounds and ambient scapes, resulting in a compositoric minimalism that ushers us into a state of existential trance. Recorded and produced by Christina Nemec in Vienna and Hornerwald, 2012-2014. Additional mixing on "Abandoned House" by Christian Fennesz. Guitar on "Soca Valley" by Christian Schachinger, recorded at Twisted, Vienna. Mastered and cut at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin, 2015. Artwork by Susi Klocker." - Editions Mego.

Artist: COMPOUND EYE
Title: Journey from Anywhere
Format: Double LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $31.00
"Compound Eye is Drew McDowall (formerly of Coil) and Tres Warren (Psychic Ills and Messages). Journey from Anywhere is their second album release following Origin of Silence, an art edition LP on The Spring Press label. This double LP features four sides of improvised electronics that lead the listener into the dark recesses of the duos subterranean explorations. Each of these works move at a slow and considered pace, gradually unfolding into a transportative blur of dark psychedelic minimalism. Like elements of Coils long-form works, this is music which has the potential to melt time, open space, and create a flowing web of liquid memory. A sublime record for those who like music that encourages travel. Mastered and cut by CGB at Dubplates and Mastering, Berlin, August 2013. Artwork by Stephen OMalley." - Editions Mego.

Artist: DOME
Title: 1-4+5
Format: 5LP Box Set
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $165.00
"Editions Mego are proud to release the complete recorded works of Dome in a deluxe vinyl box set that also includes newly-designed artwork by David Coppenhall, reproductions of the original Atelier Koninck posters that accompanied Dome 1 and Dome 2, an insert with sleeve notes by Howard Jacques and Neil Martinson as well as unseen photos from the period. If that wasnt enough, it also contains a matchbox to put matches in to shake along to your favorite Dome tune! With the demise of the group Wire in 1980, founding members Bruce Gilbert and Graham Lewis joined forces to create Dome. With the assistance of engineer Eric Radcliffe and his Blackwing Studio, Dome took the ethic of "using the studio as a compositional tool" and recorded and released three Dome albums on their own label in the space of 12 months: Dome (July 1980), Dome 2 (October 1980) and Dome 3 (October 1981). A final fourth album, Will You Speak This Word: Dome IV was released on the Norwegian Uniton label in May 1983. These albums represent some of the most beautifuly stark and above all timeless exercises in studio experimentation from the early 1980s alternative music scene. With the re-activation of Wire in 1985, it was thought that all Dome activity had ceased. While no new recordings appeared, Dome utilized any spare time to secretly record new pieces. In 1989 dancer/choreographer Michael Clark commissioned them to record a piece for his new ballet "Because We Must." In the same year, they also performed live in Rotterdam and Amsterdam. In 1999, WMO commissioned Dome to record new pieces to accompany the recordings from 1989. This compilation, entitled Yclept, would be the final recordings, to date, that Dome have made. Dome 1-4 appear on vinyl for the first time in over 30 years, whereas the recordings making up Yclept (Dome 5) appear for the first time ever on vinyl. Each LP is housed in a new cover based on the originals. Also includes a matchbox, a postcard, 2 posters and an 8-page 3-fold insert with some essays. Floating-point re-master by Russell Haswell, August 2011. Cut at Dubplates & Mastering by Rashad Becker, August 2011." -Editions Mego

Artist: DRUMM, KEVIN
Title: Relief
Format: LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $21.00
"Once more, Chicagos finest, Kevin Drumm, delivers a devastating slab of emotionally-charged noise. Its been 10 years since the epic statement that was Sheer Hellish Miasma. In the meantime, Drumm trawled through the depths of the global underground with a back-breaking catalog of releases for labels all over. Returning to Editions Mego, he delivers Relief, a 36-minute hypnotic roller-coaster ride through the depths of his unique palette of audio tactics. A haunting melody pinned to a bed of nails while it spins around the room, thats the kind of stuff Editions Mego likes. Extreme but approachable, a piece of music that demands repeated listens. Cut at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin, September 2012." -Editions Mego.

Artist: DRUMM, KEVIN
Title: Sheer Hellish Miasma
Format: CD
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $15.50
"Originally released in 2002, now reissued with a bonus track. Utilizing guitar, tapes, mics, pedals, analog synthesizer and some computer assistance, Chicagos own Kevin Drumm concocted a sonic beast with Sheer Hellish Miasma. One is taken on an intense journey of storming feedback, open audio onslaught and somewhat savaged sonics. The extreme end of anarchic electronics and possibly a hint of musical violence is present throughout much of the disc. An essential release capturing Drumm at his most ferocious and most inventive. Its an exhilarating, visceral test of endurance brimming with demonic humor and a tour of Drumms ever-expanding sonic palette. For seasoned noise veterans, Sheer Hellish Miasma offers a bracing soundscape filled with exquisitely abrasive textures and more than enough hidden detail to warrant repeated listening - a distinct voice in the increasingly same-sounding world of abstract electronic noise. For everyone else, Drumms journey through the noisy underworld is likely to inspire fear or, in an optimistic case, fearful admiration. This reissue comes with an additional track, "Impotent Hummer," taken from the same period - a 13-minute drone piece that draws the listener into the forthcoming blizzard. In total? A din of arms, the fierce swell of damaged drone and the shriek of subtle shifting sonic slaughter ... for the seasoned, a bountiful sonic feast awaits, for the meek its intense and rewarding - noise rarely sounds this exhilarating. Revised artwork by Stephen OMalley. Re-mastered at Piethopraxis, Köln, December 2006." - Mego.

Artist: DRUMM, KEVIN
Title: Sheer Hellish Miasma
Format: Double LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $26.00
"At last, Kevin Drumms classic 2002 album sees a full vinyl release, including a bonus track. Crank it! Utilizing guitar, tapes, mics, pedals, analog synthesizer and some computer assistance, Chicagos own Kevin Drumm concocted a sonic beast with Sheer Hellish Miasma. One is taken on an intense journey of storming feedback, open audio onslaught and somewhat savaged sonics. The extreme end of anarchic electronics and possibly a hint of musical violence is present throughout much of the disc. An essential release capturing Drumm at his most ferocious and most inventive. Its an exhilarating, visceral test of endurance brimming with demonic humor and a tour of Drumms ever-expanding sonic palette. For seasoned noise veterans, Sheer Hellish Miasma offers a bracing soundscape filled with exquisitely abrasive textures and more than enough hidden detail to warrant repeated listening -- a distinct voice in the increasingly same-sounding world of abstract electronic noise. For everyone else, Drumms journey through the noisy underworld is likely to inspire fear or, in an optimistic case, fearful admiration. This reissue comes with an additional track, "Impotent Hummer," taken from the same period -- a 13-minute drone piece that draws the listener into the forthcoming blizzard. In total? A din of arms, the fierce swell of damaged drone and the shriek of subtle, shifting sonic slaughter ... for the seasoned, a bountiful sonic feast awaits, for the meek its intense and rewarding -- noise rarely sounds this exhilarating. Cut at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin, September 27, 2010 by Rashad Becker. Deluxe gatefold sleeve with gold foil lettering on the cover." -Editions Mego
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Artist: DRUMM, KEVIN
Title: Trouble
Format: CD
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $16.00
"Trouble is the brand-new dispatch from the assorted output of Kevin Drumm and sits as one of the quietest in his entire catalog. A single continuous 54-minute excursion into the netherworld of the audio spectrum, Trouble is neither ambient nor drone, but a more complex investigation into the deep recesses of sound. One which discreetly works itself into the mind of a listener willing to invest in the path laid out in this extremely subtle, beautiful and exceptional release. Recorded in winter, 2013-2014 at Frostbite, Chicago, IL. Mastered by Russell Haswell." - Editions Mego.

Artist: EMERALDS
Title: Does It Look Like Im Here
Format: Double LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $26.00
"Gatefold double vinyl version. This is the third official album by Emeralds (after Solar Bridge on Hanson, and the self-titled LP on their own Wagon and Gneiss Things imprints, as well as countless small edition tapes and CD-Rs on a host of labels) and once again, it presents another radical new direction for this Cleveland trio. It sees the group moving from playing single oscillator analog synthesizers to really complex analog and analog/digital hybrids as well as a great deal of guitar synthesizers, not to mention fine-tuning their skills as brilliant tunesmiths. Simply put, the results are outstanding. Comprising of a number of tracks from their ultra-limited 7" vinyl series on Wagon, as well as new compositions exclusive to this release, this fine selection of tunes surpasses anything they have achieved in their 5-year career. Perfect melodies intertwined with ripping sequences and a guitar sound that floats perfectly throughout. Although most tracks cover new ground in that they follow a shortened "pop format," more long-form cuts such as the towering "Genetic" and the title track will give fans of their earlier work something to grab onto, or totally let themselves go, depending on their state of mind. Having spent all their lives in the relative isolation of Cleveland means their music has developed into a vital, stunning unique hybrid that may not have been able to blossom in more active urban centers. Does It Look Like Im Here? heralds a turning point for all those involved and is a perfect, vivid soundtrack to emerge out of a harsh, grey winter. Fresh, shiny and totally essential." -Editions Mego.

Artist: EMERALDS
Title: Does It Look Like Im Here?
Format: CD
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $16.00
"This is the third official album by Emeralds (after Solar Bridge on Hanson, and the self-titled LP on their own Wagon and Gneiss Things imprints, as well as countless small edition tapes and CD-Rs on a host of labels) and once again, it presents another radical new direction for this Cleveland trio. It sees the group moving from playing single oscillator analog synthesizers to really complex analog and analog/digital hybrids as well as a great deal of guitar synthesizers, not to mention fine-tuning their skills as brilliant tunesmiths. Simply put, the results are outstanding. Comprising of a number of tracks from their ultra-limited 7" vinyl series on Wagon, as well as new compositions exclusive to this release, this fine selection of tunes surpasses anything they have achieved in their 5-year career. Perfect melodies intertwined with ripping sequences and a guitar sound that floats perfectly throughout. Although most tracks cover new ground in that they follow a shortened "pop format," more long-form cuts such as the towering "Genetic" and the title track will give fans of their earlier work something to grab onto, or totally let themselves go, depending on their state of mind. Having spent all their lives in the relative isolation of Cleveland means their music has developed into a vital, stunning unique hybrid that may not have been able to blossom in more active urban centers. Does It Look Like Im Here? heralds a turning point for all those involved and is a perfect, vivid soundtrack to emerge out of a harsh, grey winter. Fresh, shiny and totally essential." - Editions Mego.

Artist: EMERALDS
Title: Just To Feel Anything
Format: LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $21.00
"Initial copies with gatefold sleeve, but not for long. Just to Feel Anything, the new album by Emeralds, surpasses all expectations, just as its predecessor, Does It Look Like Im Here, did in 2010. This expertly recorded new album sees the band deliver plenty of their distinctive aesthetic for old fans to enjoy while offering a new range of fresh, exciting ideas for newcomers. "Before Your Eyes" begins the record with a steady build-up, which bleeds into humid layers of synthesizer pads and warm guitar. The track sets the tone perfectly for "Adrenochrome," a fast-paced excursion into new territory for the band. The calm after the storm appears in the form of "Through & Through," with its contemplative strokes and heart-wrenching atmospherics. "Everything Is Inverted" is an energetic rush of monolithic guitar leads, pulsing drum machine, and driving sequences. Still, its on the second half of Just to Feel Anything, a triptych of tracks, where Emeralds adroitly demonstrate why they are a cut above their contemporaries. "The Loser Keeps America Clean" kicks off the B-side by diving into the deepest fathoms of their experimental oeuvre. As the final bursts of static dissipate, we are led into the opening chords of the eponymous "Just to Feel Anything," a new zenith in Emeralds repertoire. The album closer, "Search for Me in the Wasteland" sees mounting layers of brightly strummed guitar chords blossom into a storm of color and expertly crafted textures -- a truly majestic end to an immense album. With Just to Feel Anything, Emeralds shine a laser-sharp light into the future, while preserving their uniquely intelligent historical perspective. The long-awaited next chapter in the Emeralds discography is finally here, emerging as a sophisticated progression in both sound and structure. Emeralds are John Elliott, Steve Hauschildt, and Mark McGuire. Mastered by James Plotkin, cut at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin." -Editions Mego.

Artist: EMERALDS
Title: What Happened
Format: Double LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $26.00
"After the runaway success of their Does It Look Like Im Here? (EMEGO 101CD/LP) album, Editions Mego is chuffed to release these vintage synth-guitar improvisation jams recorded straight to tape, 2007-2008. Previously released as a CD by No Fun, this is now the definitive vinyl edition of this material, and serves as archival insight into the development of Emeralds sound over the last years. Mastered by James Plotkin. Cut at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin." -Editions Mego

Artist: EVIL MADNESS
Title: Super Great Love
Format: LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $20.00
"Evil Madness has been described as the Traveling Wilburys of Icelandic electronic music. Behind the name stand men like Petur Eyvindsson, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson, Helgi Thorsson and BJ Nilsen (who is not "quite" Icelandic but was born in a country "very" near Iceland). This album, Super Great Love, presented by Editions Mego will be their fourth album since the time of their formation in 2006. Now for those of you reading who know the music of Evil Madness will know for sure that this band does whatever they damn well please when it comes to making music. With Super Great Love they want to get people in a "good" mood for 2011 and present them with some upbeat Icelandic "disko" tunes. Cover artwork by Helgi Thórsson. Cut at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin. Edition of 500 copies." -Editions Mego.

Artist: FELL, MARK
Title: UL8
Format: CD
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $16.00
"Written and recorded in Whitby, York and Rotherham (UK) during summer 2010 by Mark Fell (one-half of the duo snd). Mastered at Dubpates and Mastering Berlin in 2010 by Lupo. Part 1: The Occultation of 3C 273. Using 32 operator frequency modulation synthesis configured in 16 pairs of operator and modulator. Frequency, modulation ratio and amount determined by linear interpolation between two spatial extremes, with further interpolation over variable temporal divisions. Panned at equal positions around the circumference of a circle using high order ambisonics. First implemented for the DVD Attack On Silence (Line Records 2008) and developed for the cassette release Thunder Bollocks with Evol (Alku 2009). The compositions here also feature modified Roland TR707 and Linn kick drum samples. Part 2: Vortex Studies with 2, 4 or 8 channel rectangular waveforms with variable pulse width subject to frequency modulation from synchronized sine functions with variable phase offsets. Initially implemented with synchronized blue light at Algorithm, Glade (Thatcham 2008) with further presentations at Enjoy (Leeds 2008), Centre dArt Santa Mònica, Sónar (Barcelona 2008), Three Pieces For Unattended, Somewhat Attended and Attended Computer (Sheffield 2008), Avoid (Leeds 2009), Three Neurocognitive Approaches To The Formation Of Cross-Modal Objecthood (Rotherham 2009) Sonic Materialities (Sheffield 2010) and as Supersymmetry at Matter-Space-Motion (Elsecar 2010). Here with percussion synthesis. -Editions Mego "This project takes its name from the Celestion UL8 speaker. My older brother bought a pair of these when I was starting comprehensive school, and between his 10cc and Supertramp records, I first encountered very loud electronically-synthesized sound. I soon noticed a pattern emerging in my musical tastes which excluded guitars or drums. Instead, I favored almost exclusively the electronic textures and rhythms of The Human League, Fad Gadget and other synthesizer-based music of that period. I was quite curious about this prejudice and would try to work out why Kraftwerk sounded so much better than a rock band of the time. Since then, my interest was in the texture of synthetic sound -- there was something much more beautiful (and perhaps more emotionally-charged) about a sustained square wave than any guitar solo. Soon, I began to search out and replay sections of music which dropped to a single sound -- these, for some reason, were the best." -Mark Fell

Artist: FOX, ROBIN
Title: A Handful of Automation
Format: Cass
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $14.00
"Cassette version, limited to 200 copies. Includes two bonus tracks not on the LP. "First solo audio-only release by Melbourne-based sound and laser artist Robin Fox and first solo release since the mind-melting Backscatter DVD on Synaesthesia (2005). Taking time out from his duo with Anthony Pateras, A Handful Of Automation showcases Foxs unique and highly individual take on the usually misunderstood extreme computer music genre, and is a pleasurably disorientating ride. Alongside chaos trips such as "Boundary Layer Skin Friction" and the stunning title-track, sit beautifully-scored examples of electronic concentration such as "GODSPEED" and the closing "Melophobia (Final Edit)." This album is a must for connoisseurs of high-grade computer usage, and is released as a vinyl LP as well as a C50 cassette featuring 2 bonus cuts. Cover features images from Foxs photographic collection Proof Of Concept -- a series that has grown out of his legendary laser performances." -Editions Mego

Artist: FOX, ROBIN
Title: A Handful of Automation
Format: LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $20.00
"First solo audio-only release by Melbourne-based sound and laser artist Robin Fox and first solo release since the mind-melting Backscatter DVD on Synaesthesia (2005). Taking time out from his duo with Anthony Pateras, A Handful Of Automation showcases Foxs unique and highly individual take on the usually misunderstood extreme computer music genre, and is a pleasurably disorientating ride. Alongside chaos trips such as "Boundary Layer Skin Friction" and the stunning title-track, sit beautifully-scored examples of electronic concentration such as "GODSPEED" and the closing "Melophobia (Final Edit)." This album is a must for connoisseurs of high-grade computer usage, and is released as a vinyl LP as well as a C50 cassette featuring 2 bonus cuts. Cover features images from Foxs photographic collection Proof Of Concept -- a series that has grown out of his legendary laser performances. Edition of 300." -Editions Mego

Artist: GILBERT, BRUCE
Title: This Way With The Shivering Man
Format: Double LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $26.00
"Editions Mego presents a special gatefold vinyl edition collecting Bruce Gilberts classic solo albums from 1984 and 1986 in a limited edition of 500. This Way, originally released in 1984 on Mute, was UK guitarist Bruce Gilberts first solo album, realized in that brief period between Dome winding down operations and Wire reforming for the first time. A stunning study of controlled ambience and subtle minimalism which is still regarded as an all-time favorite at Editions Mego. The Shivering Man, originally released in 1986 on Mute, was Bruce Gilberts second solo album, further exploring Gilberts investigations into the grey border where abstract noise and rhythm co-exist with obscure melodies and song structures. The sound is further expanded with guest vocal appearances by Angela Conway and fellow Wire traveler Graham Lewis." -Editions Mego.
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Artist: GOODIEPAL
Title: Morendo Morendo - My Paris Is Called Colchester
Format: Triple LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $46.00
"Editions Mego presents Morendo Morendo My Paris Is Called Colchester byGoodiepal.
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(read this aloud in a low, filmic voice) "In 2008 Alku and Goodiepal started out writing a book about Goodiepals music & his musical ways."
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(then play this)
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www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=jfM4UUyWXjw#t=1840 !
(after watching then read this aloud)
"Two audio chapters from this book have been made into a triple vinyl album."
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(and right after, play this)
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" -Editions Mego.

Artist: HARRY PUSSY
Title: Lets Build a Pussy
Format: Double LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $29.00
"Editions Mego is happy to announce a vinyl reissue of the long out-of-print and impossibly rare final Harry Pussy album, the monumental Lets Build a Pussy. Originally released in 1998 after the band broke up, this has always been an elusive release. "You cannot buy this anywhere and you will never find one!!!" was what one writer exclaimed. Consisting of an hour-long piece of Bill Orcutt time-stretching a second of Adris Hoyos voice into a slow, shifting drone. A piece of music you will love or hate, with not much room for anything in between. As Alan Licht states in his liner notes: "Lets Build a Pussy is a requiem, of sorts; Adris opening one-second vocal noise has been variously termed a yelp or a shout, but I prefer to think of it as Bill and Adris mutual last gasp, a band death-rattle. Put in a computer program, Adris protracted utterance becomes, almost literally, the ghost in the machine. Lets Build... is something of a late 90s audio inheritor of 19th-century spirit photography. Paradoxically functioning as both Harry Pussys curtain call and final act, Lets Build a Pussy is an altogether unique past-tense statement from a band whose members were not immediately going on to solo careers or to other bands." Bill Orcutt (Mouse), Adris Hoyos (Mouth). Available only in this format. Cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates and Mastering, Berlin, June 2012. Housed in a gatefold sleeve." -Editions Mego.

Artist: HASWELL & PAIN JERK, RUSSELL
Title: Electroacoustic Sludge Dither Transformation Smear Grind Decomposition No!se File Exchange Mega Edit
Format: Double CD
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $22.00
"Electroacoustic Sludge Dither Transformation Smear Grind Decomposition nO!se File Exchange Mega Edit is the long-awaited collaboration from two of the worlds finest purveyors of noise, electroacoustics, and top-shelf audio mayhem. Having met at the legendary Tokyo venue 20000 Volts in 1997, Russell Haswell and Pain Jerk (Kohei Gomi) stayed in touch with the intent to collaborate at some point in the future. This was eventually realized in 2012 when they were offered a gig to play together at the Rammel Club in Nottingham. Prior to the show they exchanged files of solo recordings, as a means of forming a basis for what was initially conceived as an "extreme duet tag mass attack." It was here that the foundation was laid for the epic extreme end-result we now encounter. The Nottingham performance was recorded and both parties took away the results in addition to their solo recordings to re-edit and re-send, back and forth, for two years, re-editing and re-contextualizing these original sounds. The results of this extended collaboration is a punk academic collision which utilizes advanced computer music techniques and analog/digital modular synthesizer splurge, along with the more basic and belligerent frequencies found in distortion and feedback. This can also be read as a study of editing in all forms; hyper-editing, editing in pop music, editing in dance culture, electro-acoustic editing, the editing techniques used in musique concrète, editing used in film and advertising along with the notion of gaps -- the audible and inaudible. A blistering 2CD collision of transformation, technique, ideas and form which resides equally in the advanced fields of electroacoustic study and the high energy freeform noise from which both practitioners sprung." - Editions Mego.

Artist: HASWELL, RUSSELL
Title: Tongue Dancer 85
Format: 12"
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $15.00
"Single-sided 12" with rubber stamp. Edition of 300. Recorded at EMS Elektronmusikstudion on March 19, 2015. Created with ALM, Tiptop Audio, Serge." - Editions Mego.

Artist: HASWELL, RUSSELL & FLORIAN HECKER
Title: Kanal GENDYN
Format: LP + DVD
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $31.00
"Editions Mego is happy to announce the release of Kanal GENDYN, a vinyl and DVD set by Russell Haswell & Florian Hecker. This is the first full-length release by the artists following their highly-acclaimed albums, Blackest Ever Black and UPIC Warp Tracks. In the late 90s/early 2000s, it became common for bands, or solo artists to perform live -- often alternative -- soundtracks to feature films or silent classics. Critical of obvious instrumentation and the combination with known classic film, the artists Russell Haswell and Florian Hecker chose to create a real-time soundtrack to an un-scored film, Kanal Video (1992, 60 min.) by the Swiss artist duo Peter Fischli & David Weiss. Core to Kanal GENDYN is Haswell & Heckers ongoing research on the legacies of polymath Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001) and in particular, his concept of the Dynamic Stochastic Synthesis, an abstract sound synthesis procedure that creates "sound out of nothing." In an interview with Peter Hoffmann, the artists recall: "This video, which consists of an hour-long ride through the Zurich sewage system, with a remotely controlled maintenance vehicle equipped with a video camera to survey the sewers for eventual irregularities of defects -- struck us both as an ideal piece to be projected in a nightclub or music venue with a GENDYN only performance. We found twisted relations with such an hour-long tunnel vision. Once with the seemingly endless amount of computer-generated video projections used as visuals accompanying raves and techno parties during the 1990s -- and also to the accounts of visual hallucinations induced by mescaline as described by Heinrich Klüver in the 1920s -- with the so-called form constants -- where he mentions amongst others, tunnel-like patterns. The particularities of GENDYN, with its ever-changing and meandering waveforms appeared to us as an ideal counterpart." Kanal GENDYN was performed on the occasion of the event "Musterraum 9. Dual Presentation -- Peter Fischli & David Weiss -- Russell Haswell & Florian Hecker" at Musterraum, Munich, 1/30/2004. Originally constructed as an experimental building, "Musterraum" -- German for "sample" or "reference room" -- was a freestanding cube with a base area of 10×12 meters. Built as a test and reference space for the planning and construction of the adjacent Pinakothek der Moderne. Two stereo feeds were crossed for quadraphonic (4.0) diffusion using a L&B F12/B12 loudspeaker system. Performed concurrently to the Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Kanal Video (1992, 60 min.) screened on three facing walls. Kanal GENDYN is released as a stereo vinyl LP + 4.0 DTS 24 Bit/48 KHz DVD (audio-only) set. The cover features 10 stills from the original Fischli & Weiss video, included inside is a 30x30 cm 170 gram paper insert with a further, full-page still, plus extensive sleeve notes by musicologist and software developer Peter Hoffmann, and everything was designed by NORM, Zurich. Its also worth noting that, with a running time of over an hour, this is one of the longest single LP releases you will come across. Cut by Rashad "The Master" Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin, September 2011." - Editions Mego.

Artist: HAUSCHILDT, STEVE
Title: S/H
Format: Double CD
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $22.00
"S/H is an anthology of rare and unreleased solo works by former Emeralds member Steve Hauschildt. Handpicked from eight years of home recordings, S/H is an archival work which delves into the inner workings of both his own music and his contribution to Emeralds sound. Much of Steves work has lay dormant for many years, but S/H gives the listener a personal tour of his canon from 2005-2012. Steves music was initially born out of the mid-2000s Midwestern noise scene. But instead of creating harsh noise, he reconfigured and reappropriated techniques from the Berlin School, drone, new age and other forms of electronic music to create something wholly his own. This two disc set ranges from short electronic sketches to full-blown synthesizer suites. Most of this material is unreleased, with a few essential rarities that appeared on cassette and CD-r releases for such imprints as Mike Pollards Arbor, Chris Madaks Deception Island and Hauschildts now-defunct label, Gneiss Things." - Editions Mego

Artist: HAYNES, JIM
Title: The Wires Cracked
Format: LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $21.00
"The recordings for The Wires Cracked were completed in a frenzied two week period in October of 2012. I had mentioned in discussing a previous albums construction that I prefer to forget how I build any particular electro-acoustic amalgam. This is so that I dont get to precious with them, so that I could refine them further, so that the sounds themselves speak beyond their aggregate parts. With the album being relatively fresh in my mind, I can still recall various components to "The Wires Cracked" -- the desolate howl of a metal screen activated by a desert wind, the hissing air compression from the cooling apparatus for a laser at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory operated by Stanford University, and the tremolo rhythms from a thin wire that still get me thinking fondly of Günter Schickert -- but much of the caustic drone, thrumming reverberation, and tactile grit thoroughly escapes me. Thats probably for the best, since these various parts speak to an existential rupturing, the collapse of the self, the aftershocks of dark energy, and a belief in the hope for renewal. Describing his work through the pithy phrase "I rust things," Jim Haynes is an artist who has developed a vocabulary of decay that he has applied to photography, video, installation, and sound. Haynes sound work draws from shortwave radio static, electric field disturbances, controlled feedback manipulation, and numerous textural scrapings, manifesting broken minimalism of magnetic drones and volatile tactility. This engineering of disparate materials and media seeks to evince the unpredictability of decay, to manifest its potential for a rough hewn beauty, and to bare witness to its inevitability. He has exhibited internationally at Electric Works (San Francisco), the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art , the Bekerley Art Museum, The Exploratorium (SanFrancisco), WestSpace (Melbourne, Australia), Jack Straw Productions (Seattle), Eyedrum (Atlanta), Diapason (New York), and The Lab (San Francisco). Haynes has published his work through the Helen Scarsdale Agency, 23five Incorporated, Intransitive, Observatoire, and ElevatorBath. He has collaborated with Steven Stapleton (Nurse With Wound), M.S. Waldron (irr. app.(ext.)), Keith Evans, Allison Holt, and Loren Chasse. Haynes is one of the directors for 23five Incorporated and is the sole occupant at the Helen Scarsdale Agency." -Editions Mego.

Artist: HOX
Title: Duke of York
Format: CD
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $16.00
"Hox is Edvard Graham Lewis (Wire/Dome/He Said/He Said Omala/Ocsid) and Andreas Karperyd (Omala/He Said Omala/Woodwork). Duke of York is their second release following 1999s highly acclaimed it-ness. Duke of York is a bittersweet contemporary electronic pop record that could only exist as a result of the unison of these particular peculiar souls. At once tender, skewered, sophisticated, and unsettling, Duke of York is a both a journey through the collective minds of Lewis and Karperyd and a substantial representation of their individual talents. While both tackle the sonic side of the outing, Lewis also presents pleasantly paranoid lyrics and Karperyd drapes it all in a distinguished design. This combination presents a substantial study of the sonically impressive and visually inviting, with songs rich in brooding, dark atmosphere and melodic content. The production retains the mood of classic Lewis output while achieving a fresh and radical approach to electronics and studio production with Karperyd. Duke of York is another significant chapter in Lewiss distinguished and uncompromising career and adds to Karperyds intriguing output. As with the best experimental pop records, Duke of York unfolds with repeated listening, revealing infinite charms. All tracks written, recorded, and mixed by E. G. Lewis and A. Karperyd in Sweden. Mastered and cut by CGB at D&M in Berlin." - Editions Mego.

Artist: HOX
Title: Duke of York
Format: LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $21.00
"Hox is Edvard Graham Lewis (Wire/Dome/He Said/He Said Omala/Ocsid) and Andreas Karperyd (Omala/He Said Omala/Woodwork). Duke of York is their second release following 1999s highly acclaimed it-ness. Duke of York is a bittersweet contemporary electronic pop record that could only exist as a result of the unison of these particular peculiar souls. At once tender, skewered, sophisticated, and unsettling, Duke of York is a both a journey through the collective minds of Lewis and Karperyd and a substantial representation of their individual talents. While both tackle the sonic side of the outing, Lewis also presents pleasantly paranoid lyrics and Karperyd drapes it all in a distinguished design. This combination presents a substantial study of the sonically impressive and visually inviting, with songs rich in brooding, dark atmosphere and melodic content. The production retains the mood of classic Lewis output while achieving a fresh and radical approach to electronics and studio production with Karperyd. Duke of York is another significant chapter in Lewiss distinguished and uncompromising career and adds to Karperyds intriguing output. As with the best experimental pop records, Duke of York unfolds with repeated listening, revealing infinite charms. All tracks written, recorded, and mixed by E. G. Lewis and A. Karperyd in Sweden. Mastered and cut by CGB at D&M in Berlin." - Editions Mego.

Artist: I-LP-O IN DUB
Title: Capital Dub Chapter 1
Format: LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $22.00
"I-LP-O In Dub is the solo project of Pan Sonic member Ilpo Väisänen. Capital Dub Chapter 1 follows the 2015 debut Communist Dub (EMEGO 203LP) - a year marked by further descent into economic crisis and instability. The usual business cycles of production/distribution/consumption, running alongside macro cycles of boom and bust, have been replaced by ossification, austerity, the machine seizing up. Ilpos "circular riddims" complement the ebb-and-flow of the circulation of money + commodities and are mirrored by his field recordings of Barcelona rain -- the final phase of the cyclical movement of water. But of course the smooth running of "Paradise Capital" is unsustainable. Destroyed techno and open spaces contend with sinister swarming atmospheres. A cash machine flickers. Zeros and ones displace another factory. Dub as decay -- the ghostly remains of tracks eroded by time and technology. The "Invisible Hand" of the market spasms with tremors. Ferocious textural feedback as music for stock exchange crashes. The soundtrack to heaps of money hoarded by the hidden class. Capital is value in motion, but there is nowhere to go. After the collapse, picturesque ruins. Capital Dub Chapter 1 simply asks the question: what next? Influenced by the first part of Karl Marxs Capital (1867). Recorded anytime in there, rain & 808 at Pallars152, Poblenou, Barceloba; Mixed at Juniper & Stone, Kartula, Finland; Mastered at Dubplates & Mastering." - Editions Mego.

Artist: I-LP-O IN DUB
Title: Communist Dub
Format: Double LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $31.00
"Communist Dub is Pan Sonic member Ilpo Väisänens second solo album for Editions Mego (Asuma having appeared 2001). This striking new release is a statement against technocracy and the erosion of human community. Whilst Jamaican dub and ska are often cited as an influence on Väisänens work, this album utilizes dub as strategy as opposed to genre -- the precise manipulation of sound and the removal of all extraneous material to create a disorientating landscape of austere spaces. Pulled into a sucking pit of reverb and echo, the listener can choose whether to be pummeled into submission or to reflect on their situation. Väisänens intricate rhythmic structures propel the listener from monochrome machinic matrices to head-wrecking abstraction. The ten track titles hint at failed emancipatory projects of the last century with a nod to the present situation -- Donetsk Disciples: Bolsheviks meeting the farmers (and wiping them out), Benghazi Affair: Libyan connection and arming the forces, but history is taking over. A burning man in Tunisia starts the future. Communist Dub is a ruthless criticism of everything existing, but one ultimately tempered by hope" --John Eden. Tracks by Ilpo Väisänen. Recorded sometimes in here. Mastered by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering. Photos and cover idea by Ilpo Väisänen. Layout by Stephen OMalley. Nation of versions, i-shent recommended. Dedicated to victims of isms." - Editions Mego.

Artist: IELASI & KASSEL JAEGER, GIUSEPPE
Title: Parallel/Grayscale
Format: LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $21.00
"Parallel/Grayscale is the first collaborative work between Italian guitarist and composer Giuseppe Ielasi and French-Swiss composer and electroacoustic musician Kassel Jaeger. It is comprised of two different improvisation sessions. The first one took place in Paris, in October of 2011. The second happened in Oreno, in June of 2012, after the first concert Ielasi and Jaeger performed together. The first session was a pure analog device improvisation, whereas the second one was more laptop-oriented. These two moments have been melted together, forming two different subtracts of the same material. Gratitude to Fabio Carboni and Sara Serighelli from O, Milano." -Editions Mego.

Artist: JAEGER, KASSEL
Title: Deltas
Format: LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $21.00
"Kassel Jaeger is a French-Swiss artist based in Paris and a member of the GRM (Groupe de Recherches Musicales). Deltas is his fifth album, and first on vinyl. "Campo Del Cielo" (2012): Commissioned by Espace Mendes France for a performance at The Planetarium in Poitiers, France, diffused on an 8-channel system. The sound material is exclusively derived and processed from stone recordings. The first part, "Aerolite (flying stone)," is mainly based on aerial field recording of stone manipulations. The second part, "Baetylus (sacred stone)," is made with electromagnetic capture of meteorite resonances. This meteorite was part of the Campo Del Cielo site. "Deltas" (2012): "Whenever the volume of water is so great as to counteract and almost neutralize the force of tides and currents, and in all cases where the latter agents have not sufficient power to remove to a distance, the whole of the sediment periodically brought down by rivers, deltas are produced." "A Guest + a Host α" (2011): Commissioned for Ina-GRMs Retro/Actif at La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, France. Originally displayed on 16 channels, this work is exclusively composed with non-processed and original sounds made with the legendary Coupigny Modular Synth housed in the Groupe de Recherches Musicales studios. This work is structured as three dialectical parts: electricity + crystals = spectrum. "A Guest + Host = Ghost" (M. Duchamp). Mastered with Robert Hampson at 116 Bunker, Paris, May 2012. Cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates and Mastering, Berlin, July 2012. Layout by Stephen OMalley." -Editions Mego.

Artist: JAEGER, KASSEL/JIM OROURKE
Title: Wakes On Cerulean
Format: LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $22.00
"Timely outing from two grand masters of exploratory electronics. Kassel Jaeger is the moniker of French musician François Bonnet who works at the GRM and has released a number of books including the highly regarded The Order Of Sounds: A Sonorous Archipelago, published by Urbanomic in 2016. Jim ORourke is known to most through his explorations of the song and shapes, the high and low, the east and south. Wakes On Cerulean is a joint adventure where process folds upon process and the operation of procedure remains unknown. Amongst a mysterious cloud of excited high frequencies, tiny whistles howl. Frog leaps in technique lay out a thrilling and uplifting journey that runs from the soothing, to ecstatic, and back to the buoyant again. Wakes On Cerulean is a staggering feast of the joys found in electronic process. It is a malleable bubble of hovering excitement, melody and joyous refrain." - Editions Mego.

Artist: KTL
Title: Live In Krems April 2007
Format: LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $26.00
"LP-only release, in an edition of 500 numbered copies in a gatefold cover with poster. This is the fourth full-length release by KTL, the formidable collaboration between Stephen OMalley (SunnO))), Khanate, etc.) and Peter Rehberg (Pita, etc.). A scorching document of the first phase of KTL concerts in 2007. This is a different version than the Florian Hecker recording which appears on the KTL Live Archive podcast. Featuring stunning versions of KTL standards such as "Abattoir," "Forest Floor" and "Theme," as well as unreleased track "Coldest Piece." Multi-channel recording from April 30th, 2007 at Donaufestival, Krems by Throbbing Gristle and live sound by Charlie Poulet. Stephen OMalley: Guitar / 1606559580; Peter Rehberg: Computer / 1376480544." - Editions Mego.
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Artist: KTL
Title: V
Format: CD
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $16.00
"Finally the fifth KTL studio album is ready for release. Whereas their previous album IV (EMEGO 089CD) was recorded and made in a relatively short period in a more traditional rock environment, V turns full circle, takes its time and tackles the complex working processes of the European avant-garde. Rooting themselves in such legendary electronic music studios such as EMS in Stockholm and GRM in Paris, Stephen OMalley (SunnO))), Khanate, etc.) and Peter Rehberg (Pita, etc.) have delivered a rich set of sound experiments far removed from the harsh metal/noise blizzards of their early albums. They took a step further by inviting Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson to orchestrate "Phill 2" (performed by City of Prague Philharmonic, conducted by Richard Hein), resulting in a towering storm of monumental classicism. Finally, "Last Spring: A Prequel" turns the whole album on its head with the abstract alien textures of the Gisèle Vienne installation of the same name, with text by Dennis Cooper spoken with devout intensity by long-term Vienne collaborator, Jonathan Capdevielle. With full-color artwork by Mark Fell, V is KTLs most sophisticated work to date. Produced by KTL. Photo by Estelle Hanania. Stephen OMalley (guitar, bass, modular synthesizer, computer, contact mics), Peter Rehberg (modular synthesizer, computer). Recorded September 2010-October 2011 at EMS, Stockholm; Tinitus, Bergen; Ina GRM, Studio 116, Paris; Smecky, Prague; Centre dArt Passerelle, Brest; Twisted, Wien. Mixed at Twisted, Wien, May 2011 - January 2012." -Editions Mego.

Artist: KTL
Title: V
Format: Double LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $31.00
"Finally the fifth KTL studio album is ready for release. Whereas their previous album IV (EMEGO 089CD) was recorded and made in a relatively short period in a more traditional rock environment, V turns full circle, takes its time and tackles the complex working processes of the European avant-garde. Rooting themselves in such legendary electronic music studios such as EMS in Stockholm and GRM in Paris, Stephen OMalley (SunnO))), Khanate, etc.) and Peter Rehberg (Pita, etc.) have delivered a rich set of sound experiments far removed from the harsh metal/noise blizzards of their early albums. They took a step further by inviting Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson to orchestrate "Phill 2" (performed by City of Prague Philharmonic, conducted by Richard Hein), resulting in a towering storm of monumental classicism. Finally, "Last Spring: A Prequel" turns the whole album on its head with the abstract alien textures of the Gisèle Vienne installation of the same name, with text by Dennis Cooper spoken with devout intensity by long-term Vienne collaborator, Jonathan Capdevielle. With full-color artwork by Mark Fell, V is KTLs most sophisticated work to date. Produced by KTL. Photo by Estelle Hanania. Stephen OMalley (guitar, bass, modular synthesizer, computer, contact mics), Peter Rehberg (modular synthesizer, computer). Recorded September 2010-October 2011 at EMS, Stockholm; Tinitus, Bergen; Ina GRM, Studio 116, Paris; Smecky, Prague; Centre dArt Passerelle, Brest; Twisted, Wien. Mixed at Twisted, Wien, May 2011 - January 2012." -Editions Mego.

Artist: LEWIS, EDVARD GRAHAM
Title: All Over
Format: LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $21.00
“Editions Mego is proud to present the first recordings by Edvard Graham Lewis released this century. Having made his name in legendary punk/experimental outfits Wire, Dome and He Said, Lewis has developed an exceptional voice with ceaseless exploration of a wide variety of musical forms. All Over is a song-based album that resides amongst the cracks between narrative and song, sound and music. Cloaked in an atmosphere of beauty and paranoia, All Over conjures the spirit of Wires experimental pop trajectory while simultaneously exploring a multitude of sonic possibilities. Gritty mechanical operations support Lewis wry human observations in a uniquely disturbing mélange of punk, industrial, techno and pop. A dream logic plays throughout All Over, courtesy of Lewis odd lyrical content being set with all manner of disorientating sound and rhythm. All tracks were written and composed between 2003-2013 in parallel with the works included on All Under. Several contributors generously collaborated at distance from L.A., Japan, Scotland, Italy, Germany, UK and Sweden, furthering this catchy excursion into the unstable grid of the 21st century. All Over is a major amalgamation of music, media, man and mind. Contributors: Howardamb (bartered tones, tracks 2,4,11); Andreas Karperyd (electronics, track 1); Linda Dahl (vocal, track 5); Jim Ascroft, Fabrizio Clemenza, and Giovanni Romano (vocal, track 5); P.T. Kirk (additional electronics, track 9); Jan Lundquist (lead vocal, track 12). Mastered by Russell Haswell. Cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering in Berlin.” - Editions Mego.

Artist: LEWIS, EDVARD GRAHAM
Title: All Under
Format: LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $21.00
“All Under, the companion release to All Over compiles soundtracks to films, installations and a self-penned short story. This is familiar terrain for Edvard Graham Lewis, who, along with Bruce Gilbert, produced the early interactive audio-visual installation "MZUI" at Londons Waterloo Gallery in 1981. Since this period, Lewis has been involved in countless soundtracks to all manner of cultural artefacts. The haunting score to Gunilla Leanders 2003 short film All Under was improvised in real time with a sampler and FX processing and recorded onto mini disc. The results are a viscous ambience of swirls, feedback and distortion. This material was then adapted for an immersive three-screen installation of the same visual material which features combinations of six nude bodies (four men, two women) fighting and wrestling, filmed underwater. The soundtrack here crawls further in the depths as electronic phrases swim amongst a foreboding ambience. Both of these works encapsulate the same disembodied effect of the visual material as hovering, uncanny sound worlds seep into the listeners subconscious. "The Eel Wheeled" features Lewis reading one of his own bizarre stories underscored with a suitably disorienting soundtrack sourced from sound effects of the Prime Sounds SFX Library. This version was remixed by Thomas Öberg (member of Bob Hund and 27#11). "No Show Godot" concludes the set. A soundtrack to a "sky movie" (road movies be warned) completed in 2013. Coming out of the initial sub-aquatic environments of the opening works, "No Show Godot" takes us on a spiraling high before folding into a gritty, godly industrial mantra which comes along as a perfect means of tying up these two concurrent releases as a symmetrical whole. Track #3 is a remixed version by Thomas Öberg. Track 4: Pauline Svanerö (vocals), P.T. Kirk (additional drones). Mastered by Russell Haswell. Cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering in Berlin.” - Editions Mego.

Artist: LEWIS, KLARA
Title: Ett
Format: LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $21.00
"Klara Lewis debut release presents an electronically-charged reconstruction of organic sound matter. Ten tracks featuring a wide variety of sonic material which is subjected to Lewis unique approach to the sonic landscape. Field recordings, small sounds, samples, ambient pot holes, repetition, and giddy disorientation are all tactics deployed by Lewis. On entering these works we take a voyage through a series of audacious audio adventures, playful musical miniatures and choppy sonic seas. There is a human warmth to much of the material as Lewis expertly crafts musical matter from the living world. Ett is an exemplary investigation as Lewis reconfigures the sounds of life itself, from the delirious to the tender. A bold vision from a bright new talent. Recorded, sampled, edited, manipulated, mixed, produced, and arranged by Klara Lewis. Artwork by Dave Coppenhall." - Editions Mego.

Artist: LEWIS, KLARA
Title: Too
Format: LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $22.00
"Following her acclaimed 2014 debut, Ett (EMEGO 190LP), and the subsequent Msuic EP on Peder Mannerfelts eponymous label (2014), Klara Lewis presents her second full-length, Too. Lewiss skill at sculpting the hermetic shines on Too as she twists her idiosyncratic vision into nine tracks of blurred rhythms and haunted backdrops. Too is a powerful statement in which the individual works tread a vast landscape as dour and aggressive elements rub shoulders with warmer, more optimistic works. Neither looking behind nor forward, these works spiral in a time of their own devising, presenting themselves as a most audacious theater for the ear. With a strong momentum developed from an organic outset the works move into a logic of their own, forming themselves as abstract landscapes, jittered rhythms, and even pop-like structures. Too is a deeply engaging display of sound and skewered sensibility that hovers on the cusp of reason and eludes the concrete. The results are Lewiss boldest statement to date. Written, produced, and mixed by Klara Lewis. Additional sound contributions on "Twist" and "Want" by Simon Fisher Turner. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at D&M, February 2016. Drawing by Klara Lewis. Layout by Andreas Karperyd." - Editions Mego.

Artist: LOCUST
Title: Youll Be Safe Forever
Format: LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $21.00
"Youll Be Safe Forever marks the first release from Locust in 12 years. Mark Van Hoen, who made a string of influential releases as Locust on R&S records in the 1990s, all but retired the alias at the end of that decade. In May 2012, Van Hoen was invited to perform a live set on WFMU radio. In order to make the set more spontaneous and add a further dimension, he asked friend and fellow musician Louis Sherman to collaborate. While improvising new material in Shermans Brooklyn rehearsal studio, it swiftly became obvious that the material sounded like Locust. Inspired by joint explorations with found sound sources and ambient textures, and sharing a pan-dimensional immersion in the length and breadth of analog and digital recording, the duo performed a series of tracks live. This material, combined with previously-recorded tape tracks dating back to 2006 form the bulk of the album. The melancholic depths of electronic music explored in those improvisations, expanded further through subsequent sessions at Van Hoens Woodstock, NY studio, have resulted in this latest entry in Locusts impressive discography. The record showcases prime examples of Van Hoens compulsively hypnotic beats and abstracted pop vocals -- already hallmarks of his collected work since 1993 -- manipulating a global variety of samples in Celemonys Melodyne software to weave a unique sonic tapestry, as inviting as it is intricate. Paired with Shermans evocative synth improvisations -- an immediately visceral element new to Locust -- these collaborators have crafted a shattered landscape that bridges two perspectives of progressive movement in electronic music under a single name. Sherman, an American from Baltimore, comes to the band armed with a vast knowledge of the history of electronic music. This, combined with Londoner Mark Van Hoens known musical pedigree, maps the complete topography of a landscape -- its shadow and light, depth and height, mesmerizing complexity and ethereal simplicity -- with a break-beating heart and alchemical ear." -Editions Mego.

Artist: MCGUIRE, MARK
Title: A Young Persons Guide To Mark McGuire
Format: Double CD
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $22.00
"A Young Persons Guide To Mark McGuire collects together some of this Emeralds members best works, previously-released on a number of limited edition CD-Rs and tape releases over the last 4 years. Although only 24 years of age, McGuire has racked up an impressive canon which most artists twice his age would have problems delivering. With his expert use of loops and layers, as well a superb ear for killer melody hooks, makes AYPGTMM simply an essential collection. Electric and acoustic guitar, vocals, tapes, and guitar-synthesizer performed and recorded by Mark McGuire 2007-2010." -Editions Mego
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Artist: MCGUIRE, MARK
Title: Get Lost
Format: LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"And yet another killer album from the ever-productive Mark McGuire (Emeralds). It just keeps getting better, as he delivers another fine set of tunes in his perfected style. A few more electronic elements than usual and even some voices, but still the unique blend of feel-good riffs, electric and acoustic loops and melodies that just stick in the head. This album is chockablock with short hits and one long jam of blissed-out McGuire ambience. Awesome. Electric and acoustic guitar, vocals, and guitar-synthesizer recorded digitally between June 2010 and July 2011 in Westlake, Ohio and Portland, Oregon. Mixed at Hardbodies, July 2011 by Mark McGuire. Mastered and cut by Helmut Erler at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin. Photography and art by Mark McGuire, 2011." - Editions Mego.

Artist: MCGUIRE, MARK
Title: Living With Yourself
Format: LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $20.00
"Mark McGuire operates chiefly as guitarist in the legendary Emeralds; however, he also has racked up an impressive set of solo releases over the last few years (albeit mainly in small- to micro- print runs). Living With Yourself is his new album and Editions Mego hope to meet any demand which may arise from this fine selection of modern crafted guitar tunes. Focusing on his family, early friendships and the problems that inevitably develop through years of knowing someone, it takes McGuires sound even further out, and contains some of his most accomplished songs to-date. The opening track is a fine example of McGuires magical technique of taking a lone acoustic guitar then transforming the track into bliss-out electro wash looping off into the distance. And tracks like "Clouds Rolling In" and "Brain Storm" take off where such McGuire classics as "The Marfa Lights" (which incidentally is planned for a future reissue) left off. While connoisseurs of his sound will find all they desire in here, many superb surprises await around every corner. These are songs that cruise, bubble and rise to the top." - Mego.

Artist: MCGUIRE, MARK
Title: Living With Yourself
Format: CD
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $16.00
"Mark McGuire operates chiefly as guitarist in the legendary Emeralds; however, he also has racked up an impressive set of solo releases over the last few years (albeit mainly in small- to micro- print runs). Living With Yourself is his new album and Editions Mego hope to meet any demand which may arise from this fine selection of modern crafted guitar tunes. Focusing on his family, early friendships and the problems that inevitably develop through years of knowing someone, it takes McGuires sound even further out, and contains some of his most accomplished songs to-date. The opening track is a fine example of McGuires magical technique of taking a lone acoustic guitar then transforming the track into bliss-out electro wash looping off into the distance. And tracks like "Clouds Rolling In" and "Brain Storm" take off where such McGuire classics as "The Marfa Lights" (which incidentally is planned for a future reissue) left off. While connoisseurs of his sound will find all they desire in here, many superb surprises await around every corner. These are songs that cruise, bubble and rise to the top." - Editions Mego.

Artist: NILSEN & STILLUPPSTEYPA, BJ
Title: Space Finale
Format: Cass
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $14.00
"Cassette-only release. This is the follow-up to BJ Nilsen & Stilluppsteypas well-received Man From Deep River (DEMEGO 007CD). Space Finale is another surreal slice of heavy listening from these legendary north Europeans. The material included here was realized on analog equipment, with a Revox 2-Channel tape machine as their main instrument. Maintaining the analog spirit of the audio, this release is available as a C90 cassette. The tracks presented here are longform excursions into intense slabs of atmospheric disturbance, melancholic fog and chattering melodies, as well as their legendary field recordings. Packaged with some suitably cool images by Franz Graf. Limited to 200 copies." -Editions Mego

Artist: NILSEN & STILLUPPSTEYPA, BJ
Title: Space Finale
Format: Double LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $26.00
"The follow-up to BJ Nilsen & Stilluppsteypas well-received Man From Deep River (DEMEGO 007CD), Space Finale is another surreal slice of heavy listening from these legendary north Europeans. The material included here was realized on analog equipment, with a Revox 2-Channel tape machine as their main instrument. Maintaining the analog spirit of the audio, this release is now available as a double LP vinyl set, after being previously released as a C90 cassette. The tracks presented here are long-form excursions into intense slabs of atmospheric disturbance, melancholic fog and chattering melodies, incorporating their legendary field recordings. Packaged with some suitably cool images by Franz Graf. Cut at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin, and limited to 500 copies only." -Editions Mego

Artist: OMALLEY, STEPHEN
Title: Cocon & Oiseau de Nuit
Format: Cass
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $13.50
"Cocon & Oiseau de Nuit is a recently excavated long-form piece from 2006, 40+ minutes of minimalist guitar work relating to Stephen OMalleys (SunnO))), Khanate, etc.) work on Keep An Eye Out (Table of the Elements, 2009) & Salt (iDEAL Recordings, 2008). Pure guitar saturation and amplifier feedback is the name of the game here. A sub-shifter monster of a track. This release is the first in a series of 3 cassette releases that OMalley will be releasing for Editions Mego. Edition of 250 copies. Running length: 40:44. Program repeats on both sides. Recorded November 2006, NYC 10025 Soma. Reamped through 2 x SUNN2000S w/Oekel custom cabinets/G12M speakers, JUN10 PARIS 75010, Turzi. Mastered AUG10 KÖLN 506070, Piethopraxis." - Editions Mego.
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Artist: ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER
Title: Returnal
Format: LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $22.00
"Gatefold LP version. Returnal is the fourth album from Daniel Lopatins Oneohtrix Point Never project, after Betrayed In The Octagon (Deception Island, 2007), Zones Without People (Arbor, 2009) and Russian Mind (No Fun, 2009). All 3 albums being superbly compiled on the Rifts double CD set (No Fun, 2009). It sees Lopatin fine-tune his craft for the creation of deep atmospheres and textures even further. Starting off with the mind-blowing triptych of "Nil Admiari"/"Describing Bodies"/"Stress Waves," which fires off into a noise/rhythm excess before entering a zone of relative calm, building to the melancholy of the final part. This sets the tone perfectly for the albums title track, a stunning, out-of-this-world ballad featuring Lopatins near-desperate vocal delivery, ending what could be seen as one of his most chilling and thought-provoking sides to-date. The atmosphere is slightly lifted as the darkened sun comes up over the ruins on "Pelham Island Road" and "Where Does Time Go," with the album closing with edgy broken beats and the fourth-world possible landscapes of "Preyouandi," which fades into the distance with echoes of the "Returnal" chorus closing the loop. Whats burnt into memory here is Lopatins love affair with the long, slow path back home... the cycle... the hypnotic sector... the ghost in the machine... and whether people are making dance music or hip-hop or space head-music or metal, the ouroboros is present in every sector -- as it was in Bachs study, and in the elephant songs of the Ituri forests. Instrumentation: Akai AX-60, Roland Juno-60, Roland MSQ-700, Korg Electribe ES-1, Voice. Recorded using a personal computer. Mastered by James Plotkin. Tape-op & additional engineering by Al Carlson. Awesome spot-varnished cover design by Stephen OMalley." - Editions Mego.

Artist: ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER
Title: Returnal
Format: CD
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $16.00
"Returnal is the fourth album from Daniel Lopatins Oneohtrix Point Never project, after Betrayed In The Octagon (Deception Island, 2007), Zones Without People (Arbor, 2009) and Russian Mind (No Fun, 2009). All 3 albums being superbly compiled on the Rifts double CD set (No Fun, 2009). It sees Lopatin fine-tune his craft for the creation of deep atmospheres and textures even further. Starting off with the mind-blowing triptych of "Nil Admiari"/"Describing Bodies"/"Stress Waves," which fires off into a noise/rhythm excess before entering a zone of relative calm, building to the melancholy of the final part. This sets the tone perfectly for the albums title track, a stunning, out-of-this-world ballad featuring Lopatins near-desperate vocal delivery, ending what could be seen as one of his most chilling and thought-provoking sides to-date. The atmosphere is slightly lifted as the darkened sun comes up over the ruins on "Pelham Island Road" and "Where Does Time Go," with the album closing with edgy broken beats and the fourth-world possible landscapes of "Preyouandi," which fades into the distance with echoes of the "Returnal" chorus closing the loop. Whats burnt into memory here is Lopatins love affair with the long, slow path back home... the cycle... the hypnotic sector... the ghost in the machine... and whether people are making dance music or hip-hop or space head-music or metal, the ouroboros is present in every sector -- as it was in Bachs study, and in the elephant songs of the Ituri forests. CD digipack packaging. Instrumentation: Akai AX-60, Roland Juno-60, Roland MSQ-700, Korg Electribe ES-1, Voice. Recorded using a personal computer. Mastered by James Plotkin. Tape-op & additional engineering by Al Carlson. Design by Stephen OMalley." -Editions Mego

Artist: ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER
Title: Returnal
Format: LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $20.00
"2011 repress; gatefold LP version. Returnal is the fourth album from Daniel Lopatins Oneohtrix Point Never project, after Betrayed In The Octagon (Deception Island, 2007), Zones Without People (Arbor, 2009) and Russian Mind (No Fun, 2009). All 3 albums being superbly compiled on the Rifts double CD set (No Fun, 2009). It sees Lopatin fine-tune his craft for the creation of deep atmospheres and textures even further. Starting off with the mind-blowing triptych of "Nil Admiari"/"Describing Bodies"/"Stress Waves," which fires off into a noise/rhythm excess before entering a zone of relative calm, building to the melancholy of the final part. This sets the tone perfectly for the albums title track, a stunning, out-of-this-world ballad featuring Lopatins near-desperate vocal delivery, ending what could be seen as one of his most chilling and thought-provoking sides to-date. The atmosphere is slightly lifted as the darkened sun comes up over the ruins on "Pelham Island Road" and "Where Does Time Go," with the album closing with edgy broken beats and the fourth-world possible landscapes of "Preyouandi," which fades into the distance with echoes of the "Returnal" chorus closing the loop. Whats burnt into memory here is Lopatins love affair with the long, slow path back home... the cycle... the hypnotic sector... the ghost in the machine... and whether people are making dance music or hip-hop or space head-music or metal, the ouroboros is present in every sector -- as it was in Bachs study, and in the elephant songs of the Ituri forests. Instrumentation: Akai AX-60, Roland Juno-60, Roland MSQ-700, Korg Electribe ES-1, Voice. Recorded using a personal computer. Mastered by James Plotkin. Tape-op & additional engineering by Al Carlson. Awesome spot-varnished cover design by Stephen OMalley." -Editions Mego

Artist: ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER/ANTONY/FENNESZ
Title: Returnal
Format: 7"
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $11.00
"Hot on the heels of the acclaimed Oneohtrix Point Never Returnal album come these fabulous versions of the title track. Antony swings the mood and strips the track of its delayed harmonized vocals and creates a poignant ballad with OPNs Daniel Lopatin on piano. Fennesz, on the other hand, sprinkles some of his world-famous majestic stardust over the proceedings. All packaged in dazzling artwork by Stephen OMalley." -Editions Mego

Artist: ORCUTT, BILL
Title: A History of Every One
Format: LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $21.00
"A History of Every One by Bill Orcutt is an album of songs: minstrel songs, holiday songs, hymns, marches, cowboy songs, Disney songs, work songs, Delta blues. The original tunes themselves are nothing special, well known, but not particularly well-regarded. Most would be filler on a mid-60s Doris Day or Burl Ives LP. What Orcutt does with them however is remarkable: expanding upon techniques developed on 2011s How the Thing Sings (EMEGO 128CD/LP) and incorporating ideas forged since his recording of "The Star Spangled Banner" during his 2012 tour, Orcutt interrogates the apparent banality of his material, subjecting it to discontinuity, disjuncture and a fractured repetition that is disturbing and revelatory. Titled after a line from Gertrude Steins The Making of Americans and inspired by the scholarship of Elijah Wald and Eric Lott, A History of Every One is a bold re-writing of an important historical thread, an interpretation of a lost text and a bewildering extension upon Orcutts already singular language." - Editions Mego.

Artist: ORCUTT, BILL
Title: A History of Every One
Format: CD
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $16.00
"A History of Every One by Bill Orcutt is an album of songs: minstrel songs, holiday songs, hymns, marches, cowboy songs, Disney songs, work songs, Delta blues. The original tunes themselves are nothing special, well known, but not particularly well-regarded. Most would be filler on a mid-60s Doris Day or Burl Ives LP. What Orcutt does with them however is remarkable: expanding upon techniques developed on 2011s How the Thing Sings(EMEGO 128CD/LP) and incorporating ideas forged since his recording of "The Star Spangled Banner" during his 2012 tour, Orcutt interrogates the apparent banality of his material, subjecting it to discontinuity, disjuncture and a fractured repetition that is disturbing and revelatory. Titled after a line from Gertrude Steins The Making of Americans and inspired by the scholarship of Elijah Wald and Eric Lott, A History of Every One is a bold re-writing of an important historical thread, an interpretation of a lost text and a bewildering extension upon Orcutts already singular language." - Editions Mego

Artist: ORCUTT, BILL
Title: A New Way To Pay Old Debts
Format: CD
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $16.00
"Editions Mego is suitably chuffed to announce a CD reissue of San Francisco guitarist Bill Orcutts acoustic hardcore blues stormer A New Way To Pay Old Debts, previously released on Palilalia in 2009, and for many, one of the highlights of recent years with its unique visionary take on solo guitar playing. At the heart of Orcutts sound is a vintage acoustic Kay guitar equipped with a DeArmond pickup. After the neck was broken and subsequently repaired, the guitar was downtuned so as to withstand the tension of the strings, and played with the A and D strings removed. This all lends itself to an intense set of raw, blues-influenced songs that sound heavier than most of the guitar records in your collection put together!! In addition to the original album, this CD reissue contain 2 tracks from the High Waisted 7" (also previously released on Palialia), as well as 4 unreleased tracks. Bill Orcutt: 4-string Kay, voice." -Editions Mego.

Artist: ORCUTT, BILL
Title: How The Thing Sings
Format: LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $19.00
"Gatefold LP version. Yet another essential, cracking new set of songs from Bill Orcutt, showcasing a further development of his unique, visceral acoustic style. The language that Orcutt uses looks familiar at first glance, but cuts deeper and its a myriad of twisted audio thats both full-on and drenched in melancholy, usually in the same gasping breath. While a lot of it is the classic face-melting style, some quieter segments counter balance on the title track as well the epic closer "A Line From OlMan River" and "Heaven Is Closed To Me Now." Recorded Spring 2011 in the Living Room, San Francisco." -Editions Mego.
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Artist: ORCUTT, BILL
Title: How The Thing Sings
Format: CD
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $16.00
"Yet another essential, cracking new set of songs from Bill Orcutt, showcasing a further development of his unique, visceral acoustic style. The language that Orcutt uses looks familiar at first glance, but cuts deeper and its a myriad of twisted audio thats both full-on and drenched in melancholy, usually in the same gasping breath. While a lot of it is the classic face-melting style, some quieter segments counter balance on the title track as well the epic closer "A Line From OlMan River" and "Heaven Is Closed To Me Now." Recorded Spring 2011 in the Living Room, San Francisco." -Editions Mego

Artist: OUTER SPACE
Title: Phantom Center
Format: 12"
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $16.00
“John Elliott and Andrew Veres have been refining their creative powers as Outer Space since 2010 with Akashic Record (SPC 019LP) and II (PTYT 055LP). The pair now release their first new material since 2012, Elliotts first since Emeralds ceased and the first as a duo. Editions Mego are well-chuffed to release Phantom Center, a stunning two-track EP. "Arrival and Assessment" confidently sets the tone with multi levels of bass lines weaving around complex rhythms and those vast atmospheres we come to expect from this project. The earth-shattering "Crixa / 5925" is the perfect soundtrack to staring into an endless void with bottomless sub-bass and Raicevic-informed synthesizer disarray.” - Editions Mego.

Artist: PITA
Title: Get In
Format: LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $22.00
“After the 2004 release of his last solo album, Get Off (HAPNA 019CD), Editions Mego founder Peter Rehberg embarked on a series of soundtracks for the French artist and choreographer Gisèle Vienne. Out of this collaboration were planted the seeds for the prolific KTL, Rehbergs guitar/computer duo with Stephen OMalley. After a surprise return to live performance in 2015, Rehberg now returns to his Pita alias with the full-length document Get In. Get In extends the perennial Pita sound into a paradox of intimidation and beauty. "20150609 I" teases the juncture between the human and the tool, the improvised and the composed, and the analog and the digital. "Aahn" inhabits a field of electronic nebula, simultaneously inviting and alien. "Line Angel" could be a new form of minimalism for the post-internet crowd. "S200729" evokes an acid most splintered while "Mfbk" completes proceedings as an ambient drift underscored with classical overtones. Get In is a beautiful, engaging, and unsettling listen. A multi-headed hydra presented as the ultimate dystopian sonic journey. Recorded and mixed by Peter Rehberg at Twisted, Vienna, March 2015-January 2016. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin, January 2016. Artwork by Tina Frank. Dedicated to Thomas Jerome Newton.” - Editions Mego.

Artist: POPOL VUH
Title: Nachts: Schnee/Aguirre I (Remixes)
Format: LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $16.00
"Editions Mego is pleased to present two re-workings of classic Popol Vuh tracks. Mika Vainio takes "Nachts: Schnee" from the 1987 soundtrack Cobra Verde and delivers a skillfully-constructed ambient piece of beauty. Haswell & Hecker turn "Aguirre I" from the 1972 soundtrack Aguirre: The Wrath Of God into the first track to be played at the last rave on Earth. This release uses vintage digital delays and freeze effect units, in conjunction with digital compositional tools. Pressed on red vinyl." -Editions Mego
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Artist: PRURIENT
Title: Arrowhead
Format: CD
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $17.00
"Brooklyn noise herald and Hospital Productions label-head, Dominick Fernow presents his first release for the Editions Mego label. Fernow has been an active instigator in the power electronics and noise genre for well over a decade, with 100+ releases issued so far, usually limited and covering all known formats. Known in particular for his harrowing live performances where he uses his voice, amps, microphones, coins, tools, suitcases etc., to create a brain-bashing journey through mangled, negative sound. In this spirit, Arrowhead is comprised of three ear-splitting tracks of high-end quality feedback, disturbed vocals and twisted percussion. While previewing this work for release on a flight from Milan to Vienna, it came to the attention of the listener that an irritated passenger two rows in front complained of high-pitched whistling in the air conditioning. Such is the power of Arrowhead. Recorded in the winter of 2004 in Providence, RI. Finalized in the winter of 2005 in New York City. Guest musician: Kris Lapke." - Editions Mego

Artist: QUEHENBERGER, PHILIPP
Title: Content
Format: LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $21.00
“Philipp Quehenbergers music has existed as a consistent strain amongst the Austrian underground for the last 15 years. His output is a cracking combination of dancefloor zeal and deep disco disorientation. A perpetually rotating sphere which blends genres while bending the body and mind. Quehenbergers sweaty cerebrum is significantly showcased on his second full-length for Editions Mego. Content ventures deeper into Quehenbergers world of electro noir, ketamine cool and sordid soul. "Fucked" is a monumental drive through a gloriously queasy and sleazy terrain which leads into the rolling rhythms of the killer Uff Uff 12" (DEMEGO 020EP). Here, an oozing psychedelic tapestry folds amongst muffled voices, resulting in a striking, propulsive chant. "Startled" further charts the depths of dance and disorientation as striding rhythms coalesce amongst gloriously diminishing synths. "Extended" bounces around an ecstatic carnival atmosphere where an abject ringleader swerves amongst swirling organs and a thick organic beat. "Content" is brimming with hard, driving dance music -- a bass line degenerate hurtling out of the speakers as the ultimate mood enhancer. Equal parts quarantine and club, Content is one of Quehenbergers finest works to date. Mastered at Dubplates & Mastering. Cover drawing by Marta Mikulec.” - Editions Mego.

Artist: RAGLANI
Title: Real Colors of the Physical World
Format: LP + 7"
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $24.00
"Real Colors of the Physical World is a title whose parameters of reference may at first seem obvious, but a moments consideration renders it strange. The physical world, as opposed to the phenomenal, is, as we are able to suppose through the insights of science, an invisible place, if it is even enough to count as a place. What, then, are the qualities being named here? By way of an answer, it is worth recalling that musique concrète has not only an historical but a conceptual priority over kosmiche musik. The concrete in the cosmic: electronic music concerned itself from the beginning with getting past the emotional, historical, and religious themes that had defined traditional composition in order to head straight into the very matter of sound. For the concrete composers, this meant literal experimentation, stretching, analyzing, and recombining the properties and limits of auditory material and its perception. The kosmiche musicians conserved those approaches through metaphor as much as technique. The continuity between them involves a vocabulary of fundamental concerns: space, time, shapes, speed. Electronic music arguably allowed for music to become actively self-reflexive, even ontological, for the first time. Its natural epic form has always been the cosmogony. The kosmiche focus on space travel and cybernetic futures has its roots in the earlier electro-acoustic renderings of a universe whose deepest origins are electrical and sonic. Two tacit, convergent metaphors structure the conceptual explorations of both approaches: that "electronic composition" accurately describes the activity of the human nervous system; and that cosmic evolution may be legitimately qualified as an act of modular synthesis. But much electronic music today has lost sight of the ambition to map that convergence, giving way instead to an emphasis on superficial prettiness, period nostalgia, the merely pleasant stupor of the new age; or else to a vacuous static of technical fiddling. Raglani has never abandoned the grand vision that distinguished his ancestors, and this is his most determinedly comprehensive piece of work. It revisits the promise in the electronic synthesis of sound, implicit from its beginning, to construct a plastic image of the imperceptible dynamics beneath the surface of the world. This is a drama realized at constantly telescoping scales, in all directions. If the disintegration of a divine voice into the skittering communications of machines, or the transformation of a densely alien jungle into the promise of personal redemption, can count as objects of experience, they can do so only here, through the condensation of sound. But this hectic, exotically diffuse rendering has more in common with the world as we know it than does the placid stability of actual things; inner life has its own geometry, its own physics. The cosmic in the concrete: real colors remain within. Raglani has been making electronic music since he saw Otomo Yoshihide perform while under the influence of severe fever. This is his first full length album under his own name since 2006s Of Sirens Born. LP comes with a bonus 7". Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker." -Editions Mego.

Artist: RAHBEK, LOKE
Title: City Of Women
Format: LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $22.00
"Editions Mego welcome Danish artist Loke Rahbek (Damien Dubrovnik, Croatian Amor, Posh Isolation) to the fold. Known for countless creative and commercial endeavors, Loke presents City Of Women, his first solo full-length under his own name. As with all of Lokes output, City Of Women harnesses the radical with the aesthetic in a manner of extreme pleasure for all who encounter. Harnessing his thorough knowledge and experience in extreme electronics, melodic encounters, and sultry showmanship, Loke ties together disparate threads of various underground movements to create a singular and deeply personal journey through industrial temptation, noise refraction, and melodic seduction. This is 21st century pop music. One which dismantles previous held borders of sound to present a wide palate of sound, song, abstraction, and intense emotion. Recorded throughout Europe; Assembled in Stockholm at EMS studios and in Copenhagen 2014-2016. Mixing assistance by Malthe Fischer, Copenhagen; Mastering by Bonati, New York; Cut at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin. Additional instrumentation by Anton Rothstein, Mikkel Reher Langberg, Alex Zhang Hungtai, Kristian Emdal, and Elias Bender Rønnenfelt. Artwork by Rahbek, Emdal, and Lukas Højlund." - Editions Mego.

Artist: SENSATE FOCUS
Title: 5
Format: 12"
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $18.00

Artist: SHAMPOO BOY
Title: Nebel/Nadel
Format: 12"
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $16.00
“Shampoo Boy RSD 2014 12" for Substance store, Vienna. Tracks by Christina Nemec, Peter Rehberg & Christian Schachinger. Recorded and mixed 2012 and edited 2014 at Twisted, Wien.” - Editions Mego.

Artist: SHIT AND SHINE
Title: Everybodys a Fuckin Expert
Format: Double LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $31.00
"The ascent of Shit and Shine is one of the great audio headfucks in memory, from its genesis out of the South London noise rock revivalist scene to a zone where rabbit-costumed maniacs bled a unique form of multi-drum and electronic hysteria to its incarnation of destroyed lysergic dance music. Shit and Shine is the epitome of second-guess-subversion. With a foot in every pie, it continues on a fantastic, twisted path. Everybodys a Fuckin Expert lays forth another slab of inverted tranquility in which general disruption is kept in check by the subversive charm unique to the outfit. Gunfire rhythms lay waste to androgynous sonics on "Ass"; deep sea disorientation allows pools of plasticine audio to rise on "Rastplatz"; "Picnic Table" rinses electro out of thick, gelatinous cybernetics. Everybodys a Fuckin Expert takes a smorgasbord of sounds and styles and contorts them into a bright hope in twisted theater, disorientating dance, and hefty hedonism. Both the faint- and strong-hearted allowed permanent entry to this club." - Editions Mego.
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Artist: THOUGHT BROADCAST
Title: Emergency Stairway
Format: LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $21.00
"Emergency Stairway could have been Thought Broadcasts debut vinyl full-length. In fact, when commissioned in early 2012, only one 7" and two super-limited tapes were in existence, until some other label snapped to the finish with an even older commission. So, lets say an "almost-debut." Confused? Well, yes, thats probably the point. Ravi Binnings Thought Broadcast project oozes out a dank and confused audio experience isolated way beyond the city limits. A glance at the titles suggests a routing in the primeval real industrial mind-set, hooked up to classic dub sensibility. Listening to these fascinating recordings, one gets the impression something happened in the room that you are probably not supposed to know about, hinting at a twisted form of Aktionism. Beyond the analog grime (these tracks were delivered to label as cassettes, then carefully transferred and mastered at Dubplates and Mastering in Berlin) lays some real treats with "Orgone Theater" and "Portrait Heads" fitting neatly beside V.O.A.-era Cabs in your local disco. Simply put, a beautiful record." -Editions Mego.

Artist: THOUGHT BROADCAST
Title: Votive Zero
Format: LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $21.00
"Formed in opposition to the media identity schizophrenia of the present,Thought Broadcast thrive upon the post-punk tactics of forgery and radical anonymity. Votive Zero is the second release on Editions Mego from this mysteriously coded American outfit. Emerging from the U.S. noise/punk background, Thought Broadcast further trace a unique path with nine carefully-considered obfuscations of rhythm and blurred takes on expressionism. Utilizing minimalist spaces, rhythmic repetition and material textures, Votive Zero navigates psycho-geometries while bathing in a lost, dubplate-style fidelity. Within this construction, past and present are unified as a hazily paranoid exploration of electronic musics nebulous grey zone. From the damaged mystery of "07/13/2013" to the smeared beats of "Carving a Vow" and Morse code mantra of "Runaway Signal," this ambiguous release treads a subtle and suspicious path where secrets once hidden are revealed on further, deeper listens. Votive Zero is a sustained journey through raw, hand-rendered minimal electronics which advance the cause and effect of Thought Broadcasts strategic occurrences. Mastered and cut at Dubplates & Mastering, March 2014. Artwork by Ravi Binning." - Editions Mego.

Artist: TONE, YASUNAO
Title: MP3 Deviations #6+7
Format: CD
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $16.00
"The MP3 Deviation album contains pieces that are results of the collaborative research by a team of the New Aesthetics in Computer Music (NACM) and myself, led by Tony Myatt at Music Research Center at the University of York in UK in 2009. My idea was to develop new software based on the disruption of the MP3. Primarily I thought the MP3 as a reproducing device could have created a very new sound by intervention between its main elements, the compression encoder and decoder. It turned out that result was not satisfactory. However, we found that if the sound file had been corrupted in the MP3, the corruptions generated 21 error messages, which could be utilized to assign various 21 lengths of samples automatically. Combining with different playback speeds, it could produce unpredictable and unknowable sound. That is a main pillar of the software. We, also, added some other elements such as flipping stereo channels and phase inversing alternately with a certain length of frequency ranges, which resulted in different timbres and pitches. I performed several times at the MRC and I was certain that this software would be a perfect tool for performances. I have tentatively performed the piece in public in Kyoto, May 2009 and in New York, in May 2010. I also performed it successfully with totally different sound sources when I was invited for The Morning Line in Vienna in June 2011." - Yasunao Tone.
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Artist: TONE, YASUNAO
Title: MP3 Deviations #8
Format: LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $21.00
"The MP3 Deviation album contains pieces that are results of the collaborative research by a team of the New Aesthetics in Computer Music (NACM) and myself, led by Tony Myatt at Music Research Center at the University of York in UK in 2009. My idea was to develop new software based on the disruption of the MP3. Primarily I thought the MP3 as a reproducing device could have created a very new sound by intervention between its main elements, the compression encoder and decoder. It turned out that result was not satisfactory. However, we found that if the sound file had been corrupted in the MP3, the corruptions generated 21 error messages, which could be utilized to assign various 21 lengths of samples automatically. Combining with different playback speeds, it could produce unpredictable and unknowable sound. That is a main pillar of the software. We, also, added some other elements such as flipping stereo channels and phase inversing alternately with a certain length of frequency ranges, which resulted in different timbres and pitches. I performed several times at the MRC and I was certain that this software would be a perfect tool for performances. I have tentatively performed the piece in public in Kyoto, May 2009 and in New York, in May 2010. I also performed it successfully with totally different sound sources when I was invited for The Morning Line in Vienna in June 2011." -Yasunao Tone.

Artist: TURNER, SIMON FISHER
Title: Giraffe
Format: LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $22.00
"Editions Mego present the latest opus from legendary British composer, actor, sound designer and all-round fine human, Simon Fisher Turner. Giraffe is a new major work which blurs the lines between sound design and song, machine severity and narrative sentimentality. Subtitled "Living In Sounds And Music", Giraffe takes the listener through a vast journey where an abstract clacking of unknown origin rubs up against a melancholic electronic sequence. "Life sounds" were captured with a portable hard disc recorder and iPhone and appear alongside contemporary sound design. Emma Smith provides the narrative on "Slight Smile" whilst electronic machines grind amongst background industrial clang in "Mud Larks". "Save As" revolves around a beautiful simple piano motif which soon folds into an unnerving field recording and drone combination. Giraffe is a document of interior and exterior duality, a living space where machines and the surrounding world collide, a sonic landscape where musical and nonmusical elements are placed on an level hierarchy. The alchemy of these constituent parts results in the magic of Giraffe, one where the symbiotic sequence of events highlights a unique approach to sound as rapturous matter in whatever form it takes. "Colour Fullness" features Elysian Quartet and Sawada. Elysian Quartet are Emma Smith, Vince Sipprell, Jenny Logan and Laura Moody. Vocals by Misako Yabuuchi and Emma Smith. Recordings made from 2008 to 2016. Mastered and cut at Dubplates & Mastering; Engineered by Rashad Becker." - Editions Mego.

Artist: WHITMAN, KEITH FULLERTON
Title: Generators
Format: LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $21.00
"Over the course of a year, Keith Fullerton Whitman performed a piece of live electronic music a few dozen times entitled "Generator." The debut was given in San Francisco at Root Stratas On Land festival at Cafe Du Nord on September 19th, 2009 -- over the months that followed, stagings took place in venues ranging from flooded basements to festival stages in Baltimore, Boston, Brooklyn, Chicago, Easthampton, Iowa City, Jamaica Plain, Northampton, Raleigh, Saint Louis, San Francisco, Somerville and Washington D.C. This LP covers the final two performances of the piece over two consecutive evenings; the opening solo set from the final night of the High Zero festival in Baltimore at the Theater Project, September 26th, 2010, then the performance during the "For Eliane" night of the Propensity Of Sound festival dedicated to Eliane Radigues work at Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, September 27th, 2010. These recordings show the piece in two different iterations, taking two different trajectories entirely. Theyre considered the definitive versions of the piece. Composed for, and realized with a scalable selection of digital and analog modular synthesis equipment, "Generator" was an attempt to wrest a viable performance-based music out of what had until then been a solitary set of sound-design tools. The piece grew out of a frustration with the limitlessness of computer-based real-time synthesis and algorithmic/generative systems vs. their utter failure as performance solutions. It hinges heavily on the ideology of the "Playthroughs" system (in that the subtle tuning inconsistencies of a physical instrument -- the electric guitar -- could be amplified and multiplied) through the use of multiple layerings of different topologies of oscillator, yielding an unstable array of modal canons that drift in and out of "tune," causing all manner of inter-voice beating and assorted psycho-acoustic effects." -Editions Mego

Artist: WHITMAN, KEITH FULLERTON
Title: Occlusions; Real-Time Music For Hybrid Digital-Analogue...
Format: LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $21.00
"Occlusion is a loose framework for a multi-channel, freely-improvised piece of live electronic music, performed without the aid or consent of pre-recorded or even pre-arranged materials of any kind. A given realization will last between 10 and 30 minutes; time is elastic. Every effort has been made to avoid divisible rhythms (although mistakes are occasionally made). Still, I consider it a kind of dance music. These two realizations, recorded a week apart at festivals in France and The Netherlands during February 2012, capture the piece (much like those on the Generators LP) in two entirely different iterations, in states of (A) a mildly inebriated bliss & (B) an arbitrarily triggered blind rage. Both recordings were made at 24-bit, 96khz through the absolute cheapest means available to the consumer to do so. They sound fantastic. Occlusions is a companion piece to Generators in that they share the same tool-set; however, it is the free jazz yang to Generators minimalist yin. It is not recommended to those seeking meter, melody, cleanliness, or a clearly-outlined organizational sense." -Editions Mego.

Artist: ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS, FAMILY BATTLE SNAKE & STELLAR OM SOURCE
Title: How Do Siamese Twins Arrange Their Love Lives?
Format: LP
Label: Editions Zero
Country: Greece
Price: $20.00
Recorded in Leeds, 2008. Edition of 300.

Artist: NMPERIGN/SKELETONS OUT
Title: Live 1978/Marvin
Format: 7"
Label: Editions Zero
Country: Greece
Price: $6.50
"A rather nicely lo-fi packed 7" of two of the more intelligent noise projects around. On side A Greg Kelley and Bhob Rainey, otherwise known as Nmperign team up for one of their great pieces of improvised wind instrument mayhems. Mayhem as in silence meeting noise, but not the usual noise you may expect from someone like Merzbow. The controlled blowing of the two make a great fine interplay. The instruments as instrument and as objects. A fine piece. Skeletons Out are more a noise rock piece band, or so it seems. Howard Stelzer on cassettes and Jay Sullivan on turntable create a more straight forward piece of noise music that rocks the house. It sounds like a rock band with dark rumbling noise underneath and cracklings on top, all in true fierce noise mood. Much more heavy and linear than the other side, but great noise altogether." - Frans de Ward, Vital Weekly

Artist: DEATH KNELL
Title: Exchange of Accusations
Format: CDR
Label: Editionsbrokenresearch
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"The flip side of the Christmas coin is the loss of Olson to what must be a super interesting and awkward explanation of "Inzanity" at Tovah D-Days family Christmas gathering back home. The ugliest 2/3rds of Graveyards put on the chain-mail and cocaine and invite Gustav Mahler to the party. He hasnt been putting out much shit lately so they figure a little r&r for composer corpse will suit him just dandy. He wrote a nice Detroit drama chamber piece just for the occasion." - Editionsbrokenresearch.
SOLD OUT

Artist: DEATH KNELL/DEAD MACHINES
Title: A Thousand Means To One End
Format: 3" CDR
Label: Editionsbrokenresearch
Country: USA
Price: $9.00

Artist: V/A
Title: The Insanely Happy
Format: 7"
Label: EE Tapes
Country: France
Price: $17.00
"A collection of vintage 80s tracks by various Insane groups from Belgium, compiled by Alain Neffe. Four projects featuring Neffe himself in different disguises: Pseudo Code, Human Dance, Subject and Bene Gesserit, and one track by M.A.L., long-time Insane collaborator. This vinyl ep contains 6 tracks of which 4 are never released before. Both Bene Gesserit tracks are taken from their classic LP on Insane, long out of print by now." - Ee. Edition of 250.

Artist: V/A
Title: The Walls Are Whispering III
Format: CD
Label: EE Tapes
Country:
Price: $13.50
"Final part of this compilation trilogy, and maybe the most adventurous one of the series, digging further into the experimental worlds of minimal | weird | field-recordings | drones | noise | whatever⿦ Did anyone say ⿿dark ambient⿝ ? Again we managed to gather a superb international-artistic crew : Af Ursin (BE) ⿿ Oren Ambarchi (AUS ⿿ published by Touch Music) ⿿ Contagious Orgasm (JP) ⿿ Yannick Dauby (FR) ⿿ Fear Falls Burning (BE ⿿ aka vidnaObmana) ⿿ Felix Kubin (DE ⿿ aka Felix Knoth) ⿿ Eric Lanzillotta (USA ⿿ ex-Anomalous Records) ⿿ Mnortham (USA) ⿿ Seth Nehil (USA) ⿿ Shifts (NL ⿿ aka Frans de Waard) and absolute newcomers Acid_Soma (GR) and Azymbol (BE) Worth a very special mention is Yannick Daubys track ⿿Sanguine⿝ that won the second price on an international festival for unpublished music in Taipei (Taiwan)! The full metallised CD comes housed in a heavy cardboard 7⿝ cover(colour : shiste) with gold and black offset-print." -EE Tapes.

Artist: BIANCHI, MAURIZIO
Title: Armaghedon
Format: CD
Label: EEST
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"Private LP edition of 300 copies in 1984. This record is the soundtrack for a film with the same title, produced and directed by Maurizio Bianchi. For obscure reasons, the original LP remained unavailable for a long time, and was distributed only 1 year after it was printed. Moreover, most of the copies were destroyed. Less than 100 actually exist. This was MBs last vinyl production, and also the only one featuring recordings of the artists voice. It was made during a period of huge change in MBs life." - EEST. 2014 repress.

Artist: BIANCHI, MAURIZIO
Title: Carcinosi
Format: CD
Label: EEST
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"Originally issued as a private LP in an edition of 400 copies in 1983. De-composition for bionic organisms and concrete sounds. A sound that refuses both the cold logic of the fetish electronic computer-man-of-the-year and the sterile exasperation of the negative. A sound that dilutes and coagulates, eluding the listeners with minimal variations that make the cyclic style of Phillip Glass resemble a carousel of colors. This CD also features two untitled tracks first issued on compilation cassettes. Compositive discipline." - EEST. 2014 repress.

Artist: BIANCHI, MAURIZIO
Title: Colori
Format: CD
Label: EEST
Country: Italy
Price: $17.00
A new subdivision of Alga Marghen, to deal with MBs music. "The very first new recording from Maurizio Bianchi (MB) since his decision to quit the arena of sound in 1984. Yes, hes back, the world-wide recognized master of apocalyptic electronics has decided to come back to music, opening up a new phase for his creativity." - EEST.

Artist: BIANCHI, MAURIZIO
Title: Dates
Format: CD
Label: EEST
Country: Italy
Price: $17.00
"EesT records is happy to announce a further step into the Maurizio Bianchi new production, a new compact disc which completes the Trilogy starting with the previous Colori and First Day-Last Day . This time the author concentrates on Time, or the inevitable. A sound counterpointistic journey beginning with the creation of the first human being, in autumn 4026 B.C.E. and passing through the two big planetary cataclysms. Then the individual experience of MB himself is investigated, a sort of electro-biography. The climax of this work is represented by the dramatic collaps describing the imminent destruction of todays society. MB explains that this is not an utopical perspective but those feelings rise from the Revelator of all the secrets, the One who knows the future in advance and all the connected events. The Creator of the majestic universe and the One to whom all of us will give account when the final war of Har-Maghedon will break up on 60.. A.M. Will there be any survivor then? Hopefully there will be among the listeners of this work who will delight their ears and fill their hearts with the compelling and intense emotional sounds of Dates ." - EEST.

Artist: BIANCHI, MAURIZIO
Title: Endometrio
Format: CD
Label: EEST
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"Originally issued as a private LP edition of 400 copies in 1983. De-composition for synthetic sounds and electronically generated noises. Here MB distanced himself from the movement of the industrial bruitists, introducing his bionic music. Notwithstanding the difficulty of listening, especially upon initial impact, you are facing treated and filtered synthetic sounds that become new organisms -- sound cells analysed under the microscope. This CD also includes excerpts from private tape editions originally issued on compilation cassettes. Personal and obsessive."- EEST. 2014 repress.

Artist: BIANCHI, MAURIZIO
Title: First Day -- Last Day
Format: CD
Label: EEST
Country: Italy
Price: $17.00
"One year has passed since MB/Maurizio Bianchi decided to come back to the music arena with his very personal new sound exploration. Conceived in the same direction of the previous CD titled Colori , this new work found its bases in the revaluation of the events the started the Creation, when an intelligent and complex act of sublime love started our physical universe off, transposing them in form of 8 electronic compositions elaborated in a 2 year work. A darker atmosphere marks the background sounds giving to the whole program a more obscure and less easy impression while the more melodic traces fluctuate without direction in an empty space. MB has always worked in a very direct way following his true inspiration; he has devoted his music to the sincere listeners who will now immerse themselves in these sound waves and in the sea of primordial sonorities. The connection to his past recordings is to be found in this attitude and a reference to these feelings was already existing in the early 1980s as reported in some interviews and statements soon to be included in the full documentation of ArcheoMB boxset 2 (not a reference to the specific religious themes but anyway a more general idea of spiritual collapse and chancing). What could be interesting is to notice this continuity and consider the past and present works as a whole. Of course with a huge formal difference in the material sound approach." - EEST.

Artist: BIANCHI, MAURIZIO
Title: Frammenti
Format: CD
Label: EEST
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"Frammenti, i.e. fragments, is the new direction in Maurizio Bianchis music. An acoustic-bionic composition for electromagnetic waves and cyclic sonorities. Left now are all the indeterminate atmospheres gently fluctuating, in order to reach a more formal and structured work. Still dealing with the fragments of our memories made of joy and tribulations, sensations and awareness, aspirations and disappointments, with the carnal and the spiritual assistance. This new composition, quite as literally as the title suggests, consists of two long sound-collages reminding some of the techniques that MB was using in the late seventies under the name of Sacher-pelz. The music is not that brutal DIY intensity of analogic treatments, but more a digital version of nowadays oscillating clinic sonorities. As the author stated: "Those who will have the courage to listen to and investigate it, will remain mentally upright when confronted with the opposition of todays music -- which is so mechanical, hybrid, aseptic, narcotic, obsessive -- while in their heart nothing will be left but the principal fragment, which originated the sonorous universe: the sacredness of infinity!". Available now in an edition limited to 500 copies." - EEST. 2014 repress.

Artist: BIANCHI, MAURIZIO
Title: Mectpyo Bakterium
Format: CD
Label: EEST
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
2008 repress. "First issued by Mnemonists label (DYS in the US). M.B.: proto-electronics, compositions, arrangements. Mektpyo Bakterium is a work furnished of implacable plastic exasperation. The icy oppression, the hallucinative electronic wounds, are a precious and singular fact in a technological society brought to the limit. The emotion is pushed into dangerous zones, and unusual zones, and unusual tensions -- free biological groans of extreme effectiveness. A vivid expression of a world in extinction! Bonus tracks: Placenta, first issued on the 40 Days 40 Nights picture-disc LP in 1982, and the M.B. contribution to the International Friendship compilation LP from 1983." - Eest

Artist: BIANCHI, MAURIZIO
Title: Menses
Format: CD
Label: EEST
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
2008 repress. "Reissue of the private LP edition of 300 copies from 1981; the pyramidal construction of these two suites, with its intentionally brutal and grotesque deformations, elaborates on overflowing and apocalyptical collapse, dragging a completely dissolvent conception of the world and of the para-industrial sound. Bonus tracks: Milan Bruits from the Fix Planet! comp (Ata Tak) and the two tracks first issued in the very limited Nowhere To Play in 1981. Let M.B. be your executioner!" - Eest

Artist: BIANCHI, MAURIZIO
Title: Mind Us Trial/Ihc Naib Oizir Uam
Format: Double CDR
Label: EEST
Country: Italy
Price: $34.00
"EEsT presents two new works by Maurizio Bianchi: Mind Us Trial. Phonological de-composition in eight dissections for tapes, noises and neurologic piano. This paleogenetic work wants to be an epitaph, and at the same time a commemoration, of those corrosive instants when M.B. was an equalized disciple of the industrial delirium. With respectful thanks to the electroacoustic influence of the decadent and palpitating past. Ihc Naib Oizir Uam. Cyclic improvisation for chaotic piano, apocalyptic guitar and final frequencies." -EEST.

Artist: BIANCHI, MAURIZIO
Title: Neuro Habitat/Moerder Unter Uns
Format: CD
Label: EEST
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
2008 repress. "Reissue of a private LP, issued in edition of 300 copies in 1982; a skeletal extremist project that will then transform into the soundtrack of a movie with the same title, edited and directed by Paul Hurst. Its the setting of the griable pre-apocalyptic fossilization, the supreme lapidation of the meanness which creates the myth. There are actual melodies present -- dense and dark that mutate into harsh electronic outbursts. The CD also features Plutoniumetrico from the Fur Ilse Koch LP compilation." - Eest

Artist: BIANCHI, MAURIZIO
Title: Regel
Format: CD
Label: EEST
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"Reissue of the private LP, issued in an edition of 300 copies in 1982; his experimentation with noise syndrome has developed into a powerful stylistic electronic music that on Regel is coherent and dynamic. A dense synthetic melange sets the backdrop over which he uses various rhythms/effects to achieve maximum intensity. Acido Prussica, first issued on the Neuengamme LP compilation, is also included on this CD edition. Maurizio is ready to unload this death cargo." - Eest. 2014 repress.

Artist: BIANCHI, MAURIZIO
Title: Symphony for a Genocide
Format: CD
Label: EEST
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
2008 repress. "ArcheoMB is the title given to the complete reprint of old M.B. records and here is part 1. EEsT Records and M.B. collaborated in this project, well understanding the value of these early works and their importance in the evolution of M.B. The sound has been improved for this digital edition from original master tapes and under the supervision of M.B. himself. All CDs feature the original artwork plus the complete historical documentation (liner notes, reviews, statements). First press of 1000 copies each. Symphony... was first issued on the Sterile label in the UK in an edition of 200 copies. M.B.: electronics, effects, rhythms. Symphony... is the most extreme music youre ever likely to hear. There are 7 tracks, all consisting of a never-changing hissing or clanking rhythm, electronic effects over the top and a wall of distortion somewhere in the middle. This is the sound of industrial music, not T.G. Maximum electronics! 3 bonus tracks first issued on Bain Totals International Compilation 2 in 1980." -Eest

Artist: BIANCHI, MAURIZIO
Title: The Plain Truth
Format: CD
Label: EEST
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"First issued on the Broken Flag label in the UK in an edition of 500 in 1983. A different style, providing some distance from all his previous works; a more expansive experimentation with multiple layers of synthesizer sounds. Still very intense. MBs recordings come closest to classical electronics, but always with a very personal style. This CD edition also features an interview on Radio Popolare in Milan from 1/1/83. An English translation is included in the liner notes. Dedicated to all the redeemed people." - EEST. 2014 repress.

Artist: SACHER-PELZ
Title: Mutation For A Continuity
Format: 4CD Box Set
Label: EEST
Country: Italy
Price: $76.00
"Very few are aware of the beginning of Maurizio Bianchis adventures? Before starting the complex and compelling production of many records and tapes in the early eighties under the M.B. trademark, Maurizio Bianchi was documenting the new music scene writing essays and reviews for independent magazines. It was August 1979 in Milan, Italy and his sound was strengthening when he felt the time had come to prove his desire for something new. So he started his first solo project, under the name Sacher-pelz. He assembled a concrete equipment -- the endurance of M.B. had started. During the following few months four C60 magnetic tapes were created Cainus (August/September 1979), Venus (October/November 1979), Cease to Exist (December 1979/January 1980) and Velours (February/March 1980), a couple of copies for friends, never getting an official distribution. Surely a very private moment but still the first and only production at that time in Italy to go beyond the TG movement, the direct reference. EesT records got into possession of the original masters and decided this was the right moment to let those obscure sonorities see the night light. The tapes were remastered for a more powerful digital sound featured in this four CD boxset including the original graphics and liner notes as well as a new visionary essay, written expressly for this edition. After a long research in the archives spread around the Italian territories a few more documents were found (the original presentation text titled Sacher-pelz: mutation for a continuity, a collage titled Pure art for crime people, more graphics and reviews) and they are also included here. Edition of 480 copies." - Eest.

Artist: V/A
Title: Midnite Spares
Format: LP
Label: Efficient Space
Country: Australia
Price: $25.00
"The Efficient Space label follows its acclaimed 2016 Sky Girl compilation (EFFICIENT 002CD/LP) with Midnite Spares. Here, Australian music devotees András Fox and Instant Peterson hold a candle to overlooked avant-pop and electronic works by antipodean artists and outsiders working through the 80s and 90s. Through co-presenting their weekly radio show "Strange Holiday", the duo slowly upturned their locale for inspiration - archives, country bookstores, private collections and convenience stores - searching for a place to anchor their own identities in the oceans of the island continent. The ten tracks here acknowledge a minor history, passed on via a network of friends, friends of friends, the libraries of radio station 3RRR and more often than not, the artists themselves. Renowned mixed media artist Maria Kozic enters with the mysterious downbeat of "Trust Me", her partner Philip Brophy responsible for digital and analog sonic construction (as the MK Sound). A recurring character in András and Instant Petersons investigations, Brophy reappears with a score piece from his divisive feature film Salt, Saliva, Sperm and Sweat (1988), recorded as → ↑ → (pronounced "Tch Tch Tch"). Other links are thread under the surface. Melbourne inner north experimentalist David Chesworth explores his Australiana song-craft leading Whadya Want? on "Open Spaces". The short lived project also featured Philip Jackson, whose duo The Couch is restored from Fast Forwards dance issue - a pioneering cassette fanzine published by early-80s 3RRR personality Bruce Milne. The collection binds a certain musicianship thats indifferent to fame or chart success, although some artists unwittingly experienced this before and after. Poets Of The Machines Grace Jones techno-wave was a modest moment for Coral Island and Red Stripe, an English migrant who once celebrated a #1 UK Christmas single with an acapella cover of "Yazoo", while the morbid coming of age electronics of Foot And Mouth is a lesser known prologue to Sean Greenway and Matty Whittles rise as legendary teen punks heroes God. Quickly becoming a modern dancefloor hit, Mumbo Jumbos sole release "Wind It Up" is only now basking in its brilliance. The remaining figures shape the diversity further. Theres Sydney dub addicts The Igniters, Mixs groovy synth song about masturbation and the Cameron Allen and Graham Bidstrup soundtrack for petrol headed "ozploitation" film, Midnite Spares (1983) -- the compilations namesake." - Efficient Space.

Artist: V/A
Title: Oz Waves
Format: LP
Label: Efficient Space
Country: Australia
Price: $25.00
“Efficient Space continue to expose Australias esoteric musical history with Oz Waves - a collection of 80s DIY recordings, compiled by odd wave anthropologist Steele Bonus. Definitive proof that inhabitants of the Down Underground were links in a global network of creative kooks, Oz Waves connects those who utilized mobile recording rigs and small press releases to create and disseminate misfit synth-punk, tape loop experiments, and inner city pop. Through overseas mail order exchanges, anonymous groups like Zerox Dreamflesh could find place on Belgian compilations, while Chris and Cosey lullabied their son to sleep with Irena Xero and her interdisciplinary art collective Zip. Bonus selects ten survivors from the fertile period (1982-1989), most of which were only issued on cassette in tiny editions of five to one-hundred copies. M Squared affiliates Prod join the extraterrestrial Software Seduction, He Dark Ages minimal wave neglect and the irreverent cut ups of The Horse Hes Sick and MK Ultra & the Assassins of Light. The remaining tracks have been sourced from musicians private archives and are being officially released on Oz Waves for the first time - Andy Rantzens industrial dub Itch-E & Scratch-E precursor, the buoyant vocal-drone of Ironing Music, and Moral Fibro, Sydneys short lived answer to Weekend and Marine Girls. With detailed track-by-track notes, lines are drawn to Severed Heads, Scattered Order, and other antipodean post-punk royalty. As a DJ, Steele Bonus has gained notoriety via the exquisite selections that form his ongoing mix series Odd Waves. Sydney-born, Amsterdam-based, his graphic design has not only been responsible for sleeves on Efficient Space, but also trusted Amsterdam connoisseurs Music From Memory and Young Marcos Safe Trip. Includes a download card.” - Efficient Space.

Artist: V/A
Title: Sky Girl
Format: Double LP
Label: Efficient Space
Country: Australia
Price: $28.00
Re-pressed. "Sky Girl is a mysteriously unshakeable companion, a deeply melancholic and sentimental journey through folk-pop, new wave and art music micro presses that span 1961-1991. Its a DIY collection of different genres, from different countries across different decades, that are all bound by the same longing sentiment. A concept compilation! A seemingly disparate suite of selections of forgotten fables by more or less never-knowns, Sky Girl forms a beautifully coherent and utterly sublime whole deftly compiled by French collectors DJ Sundae and Julien Dechery. From Scott Seskinds adolescent musical road movie to Karen Marks icy Oz-wave, the charming DIY storytelling of Italian-American go-getter Joe Tossini and the ethereal slow dance themes of Parisian artists Nini Raviolette and Hugo Weris, Sky Girl resonates on a wide spectrum historically, geographically and stylistically. It unites in a singular, longing, almost intangible ambience. If the names sound wholly unfamiliar that doesnt matter, the nature of the compositions swiftly nurtures an intimacy with these lonely, poignant, openhearted wanderers. Most were available in a very limited capacity at the time of their release, some were never really released at all - Gary Davenport declined to release "Sarra" after he split with the girl for whom the track is named - years later a friend convinced Davenport to allow him to put 100 copies online to sell and DJ Sundae was quick enough to snare one. Beyond their scarcity, these tracks are bound together by a certain raw beauty thats achievable when music is made and no one is listening. Sky Girl comprises of fifteen officially licensed songs, a two year international scavenger hunt through long-folded home label operations, the depths of internet forums and traceless acetates. Both compilers are well trained record sleuths - DJ Sundaes labels Hollie and Idle Press have reissued Arthur Russell affiliate Nirosta Steel and DIY relic Pitch, while Julien Dechery previously compiled Fire Star, a retrospective on Tamil film composer Ilaiyaraaja, for Bombay Connection. Released by popular NTS show "Noise In My Head" offshoot Efficient Space, Sky Girl is enriched with artwork from Perks and Mini mutant Misha Hollenbach and appropriately elegant sleeve notes courtesy of Ivan Smagghe. Includes digital download. Also features: Linda Smith, Bruce Langhorne, The Seraphims, Some of My Best Friends Are Canadians, The Rising Storm, Warfield Spillers, Joyce Heath, Angel, Nora Guthrie and Once." - Efficient Space.

Artist: V/A
Title: Sky Girl
Format: CD
Label: Efficient Space
Country: Australia
Price: $18.00
"Sky Girl is a mysteriously unshakeable companion, a deeply melancholic and sentimental journey through folk-pop, new wave and art music micro presses that span 1961-1991. Its a DIY collection of different genres, from different countries across different decades, that are all bound by the same longing sentiment. A concept compilation! A seemingly disparate suite of selections of forgotten fables by more or less never-knowns, Sky Girl forms a beautifully coherent and utterly sublime whole deftly compiled by French collectors DJ Sundae and Julien Dechery. From Scott Seskinds adolescent musical road movie to Karen Marks icy Oz-wave, the charming DIY storytelling of Italian-American go-getter Joe Tossini and the ethereal slow dance themes of Parisian artists Nini Raviolette and Hugo Weris, Sky Girl resonates on a wide spectrum historically, geographically and stylistically. It unites in a singular, longing, almost intangible ambience. If the names sound wholly unfamiliar that doesnt matter, the nature of the compositions swiftly nurtures an intimacy with these lonely, poignant, openhearted wanderers. Most were available in a very limited capacity at the time of their release, some were never really released at all - Gary Davenport declined to release "Sarra" after he split with the girl for whom the track is named - years later a friend convinced Davenport to allow him to put 100 copies online to sell and DJ Sundae was quick enough to snare one. Beyond their scarcity, these tracks are bound together by a certain raw beauty thats achievable when music is made and no one is listening. Sky Girl comprises of fifteen officially licensed songs, a two year international scavenger hunt through long-folded home label operations, the depths of internet forums and traceless acetates. Both compilers are well trained record sleuths - DJ Sundaes labels Hollie and Idle Press have reissued Arthur Russell affiliate Nirosta Steel and DIY relic Pitch, while Julien Dechery previously compiled Fire Star, a retrospective on Tamil film composer Ilaiyaraaja, for Bombay Connection. Released by popular NTS show "Noise In My Head" offshoot Efficient Space, Sky Girl is enriched with artwork from Perks and Mini mutant Misha Hollenbach and appropriately elegant sleeve notes courtesy of Ivan Smagghe. Includes digital download. Also features: Linda Smith, Bruce Langhorne, The Seraphims, Some of My Best Friends Are Canadians, The Rising Storm, Warfield Spillers, Joyce Heath, Angel, Nora Guthrie and Once." - Efficient Space.

Artist: HASSELL, JON
Title: Dream Theory in Malaya: Fourth World Volume Two
Format: CD
Label: EG
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
Seminal 1981 recordings; Mati Klarwein cover. Personnel includes: Jon Hassell (trumpet, pottery drums); Michael Brook (bass); Walter DeMaria (drums); Brian Eno (drums, bowl gongs, bells); Miguel Frasconi (bowl gongs); Daniel Lanois (mix). "Volume One of Jon Hassell and Brian Enos Fourth World report remains a classic recording of electronic, mutant gamelan and exotic indigenous musics that truly bridges many worlds. Dream Theory In Malaya picks up right where its predecessor left off, eking out even more convoluted paths into the dense shrubs and foliage of the cyberjungle. Dream Theory In Malaya, featuring collaborators Eno and Daniel Lanois, is one of Hassells finest moments. Hassells remarkable trumpet tone, all tone smears and monsoon breaths, is at its peak on Dream Theory, wherein insect-like tribesmen make ritual whoopee amid cavalcades of thick, throbbing log drums. At once alien and awe-inspiring, this music is so highly individual that it has yet to be eclipsed -- even by Hassell himself. Datu Bintung at Jelong further probes the gamelan/juju interface, splicing in the respiratory sounds of metallic harps, vibrating electronic chorales and strange, mechanistic breathing." - EG.

Artist: GASOLINE
Title: Killer Man
Format: 7"
Label: Egg
Country: USA
Price: $7.50

Artist: ACKERMAN, BLASTER AL
Title: I Am Drunk
Format: LP
Label: Ehse
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"..an insanely prolific maker of word machines, a Dionysian weaver of tall tales about people that Kraft-Ebbing only dreamt of during naps after overdoing it at University buffet luncheons, co-founder of confounding Neoism, internationally reknowned mail artist prankster, former census taker, romance writer, medical attendant in a burn unit (okay, lets get this out there - those are his words, inspired by the burn unit, used by Psychic TV in "Hamburger Lady"), author of many books including The Blaster Al Ackerman Omnibus, Let Me Eat Massive Pieces of Clay and I Taught My Dog to Shoot a Gun. For Christs sake he even did television work in the 50s and worked for LBJ!" - Ehse.

Artist: CRANE, G. LUCAS & RIC ROYER
Title: Dark Cabinet of the Strange Weird
Format: LP Boxset
Label: Ehse
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"It has been a long forever since I had heard a good gothic collaboration. Hearkening back to the days of radio nasties and coming off like a bizarro-⿿Munsters⿝ (so, actually eerie and funny?), Royer and Crane pulled out all the shock stops as they crept their way through macabre stories-with-sound, like on ⿿Pig Dog Baby,⿝ ⿿Creepy Aunt Nikki,⿝ and ⿿Man with One Eye and a Hook for a Hand⿝ (the latter is a peculiar piece with hilarious asides by Royer). Horror should unnerve and challenge, but mock-horror should fascinate and delight, and Dark Cabinet of the Strange Weird certainly did. There were no mounting horrifying crescendos or terrifying rides to the edge of darkness, but there were plenty of toothsome, subtly spooky, old-style tales of suspense. One would be half-right to think of Dark Cabinet of the Strange Weird as a mere novelty (the cob-webbed album comes cased in an Erin Womack-illustrated crypt box), but they would be short-changing it; this ghoulish union was, surprisingly, a very embraceable example of surreal narrative and sound-torturing that remained with the listener well past its conclusion, but not necessarily for the ⿿chilling⿝ reasons you may think. Release of the year? Hardly. Smile of the year? Definitely." - Ehse.

Artist: HAYLECK, ANDY
Title: Two Gong/Wire Pieces
Format: LP
Label: Ehse
Country: USA
Price: $14.50
"Baltimore-based sound artist Andy Hayleck has worked primarily with field recordings and bowed metal over the past seven years in improvised settings, installation and solo composed works. His previous recordings include The Disappearing Floor (Recorded), a suite of edited field recordings and vibrating metal sounds; Various Recordings Involving Ice (Fairfield/HereSee), a set of field recordings of crystallized H2O; and his bowed saw and cymbal performances with fricative free music collaborative group Trockeneis (Ehse). Two Gong/Wire Pieces presents side-long live-to-tape performances using a special system which Hayleck has invented and with which he has performed widely - bowing a long wire attached to a Chinese gong, allowing for special control of the irrational vibrations of the metal plate through careful control over the tension of the wire and place and style of bowing. The resulting masses of beating tone-forms are lakes and pools of eddies or whirlpools born from a deceptively simple and carefully considered system and a seemingly enormous pair of ears." - Ehse.

Artist: NAGOSKI, IAN
Title: Kerflooey
Format: LP
Label: Ehse
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Nagoski has been one of the most heartfelt progenitors of electronic, psychedelic soundfields of the past decade, having produced three solo full-lengths in tiny editions and contributing his sounds on record with the likes of Joe McPhee, Jack Rose, Six Organs of Admittance, Pelt, and Magali Babin and collaborating live with Tom Carter. Nautical Almanac, Andy Hayleck, Donald Miller and many others. A record shop owner and writer, he has published in Halana, The Wire, the Ecstatic Peace Poetry Review, Yeti, Baltimore City Paper, Sound Projector, Sound Collector, and elsewhere. His slow-moving soundfields have been praised in print by Bruce Russell, Chris Corsano, Campbell Kneale, John Berndt, Thurston Moore, Jerome Noetinger and many other peers. This is his first solo outing in four years, apart from his recent, widely-praised anthology of early 20th-century, foreign music collection Black Mirror: Reflections in Global Musics (1918-1955) on the Dust-to-Digital label." - Ehse.

Artist: SNACKS
Title: Natural Snacks
Format: 10" Picture Disc
Label: Ehse
Country: USA
Price: $17.50
"For this record, Snacks initially wanted to encode an interactive web site of sexy dance music videos and lathe it into vinyl. Included with the record would be an rca jack to telephone wire adapter so people could jam the album using their old 56k modems. The board of directors at Ehse Records unfortunately 86ed this concept leaving Snacks to do a picture disc containing analog gastronomy, fights between the wait staff and the cooks, effluvial drum licks, persuasive percussion, tasteful guitar solos, non-ironic tap dancing, hot body squelches, vintage garbage, French primitivism, nocturnal grooves carved in avocado rinds, troublesome themes, Slavic melancholy, uptight programming, neoist sequencers, ham-fisted mastering. Picture window hand-screened jacket around picture of pure record picture disc record. Edition of 500."-Ehse.

Artist: TROCKENEIS
Title: 5025 AD
Format: LP
Label: Ehse
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"From the den of pre-scientific iniquity in which Baltimore sound actors thrive on non-planning, the stately emergence of professional harsh acousticians in five-part harmony, a brash romp through the New Frictionalism, The New Spectralism, and The New Ritualism. Bowing. Rubbing. Scraping. Squealing. Squeaking. Screeching. Moaning. Silence. Anything else. Nothing else. Sound fixations waiting to unfix in the act of observation/measurement. Go ahead, measure them. Then flip to side B and watch your numbers float away in a muddy stream of ink. All sounds were made without electricity. Its portable music. You can easily move from now to the time when there was no emotion, just its precursors of permanently lingering urgency.  Paul Neidhardt, Catherine Pancake, Dan Breen, and Andy Hayleck caress their idiophones until theyre lost in backporch lullabies of terror. Audrey Chens voice also gets lost, swallowed by its mechanical half-kin and trapped into the shadow world of forbidden overtones. In the center we find a steaming hunk of dry ice, hosting the sounds of molecular frenzy at the interface of hot and cold. Metal. Wood. H2O. Larynx. Danger. Safety. They say its built into the limbic system." - Ehse. Instrumentation: bowed metal, dry ice with heated metal, musical saws, percussion and voice.

Artist: COMMON EIDER, KING
Title: Amnesia
Format: LP
Label: Eider Press
Country: US
Price: $18.00
"A limited edition one-sided white vinyl silkscreened 12-inch with silkscreened clear plastic sleeve from FREE PORCUPINE SOCIETYs ROB FISK and company. One fourteen-minute track. "Arvo Part, AMM and Godspeed get in a fight on a hot afternoon day..." Edition of 100 copies." - Eider Press.

Artist: SPACE DUST
Title: Beatle!
Format: LP
Label: Eighteen Wheeler
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"A very special offering! SPACE DUST made a small appearance from the middle 1990s New Zealand crowd. Their unique brand of damaged psychedelia causing only a mild enough stir due to the LP From the Future released on Clint Simonsons Carburetor Records and a seven inch on Eighteen Wheeler. Held together by drummer Duane Zarakov, and lead vocals by his sister Violet, whose frail and rich voice brushes color on your journey, Space Dust also featured guitar playing by the legendary BROTHER LOVE and clarinet playing by MATT MIDDLETON (CRUDE, AESTHETICS). Of all their records to reach these ears, BEATLE! is by far the beautiful best. We feel it fits real nice in between Charlambides Market Square and the Un s/t LPs on a snowy, wine filled, evening. BEATLE! Is truly a lost classic. Pressed and never released in 1996, it took us four years to convince EW label head Tom Scharpling to take time away from his work as radio straight man to drag these out of his house and send them up. Limited and numbered to 300 copies." - Eighteen Wheeler..
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Artist: BING SELFISH
Title: Selfish Works
Format: 12
Label: El Frenzy/Noise Method
Country: UK
Price: $36.00
"125 original records from 1983 with a numbered, limited edition silkscreened jacket. Further artpop adventures from the post-Homosexuals / This Heat / Rock in Opposition squats – in exile.... A 1981 junket to Barcelona found Bing Selfish, Amos a/k/a Jim Whelton, Chris Gray, Rob Storey, and Milk From Cheltenham recording three tracks for a compilation LP, Domestic Sampler - UMYU, alongside the once-and-future stars of the Barcelona underground. Bing and Joe Torres (a/k/a Victor Lounge of Milk From Cheltenham) stayed on, and a few months later welcomed back Rob, Chris and Rodrigo Lodwick to tape an Amos & Sara LP. The only recordings to come of this adventure, however, were the five Bing Selfish-led tracks on Selfish Works. The 12" features those in boldface above, plus Rita Chuli (who married Lepke Buchwalter and had a cassette on her own), Gabriel – who’d played sax on the MfC track for UMYU, and Enric Villalba (a/k/a Victor Nubla), one of the locals whod helped organize UMYU. Selfish Works was pressed back in London through Robs Noise Method label, although its officially on Bings own El Frenzy imprint. Hardcore Messthetics/D.I.Y. fans will appreciate that most of the songs are introduced by fragments from the traditional Spanish music tape reels over which they were recording… As with the Hot Club Murphy 12", the original jackets were screened as needed: two basic designs were used, and both were modified as the screens degenerated. The "new" screened jacket combines both designs, adding a proper track-list and, for the first time, personnel-credits. (Cover #1 had ten small drawings on a hand-colored paste-on; version #2 had a drawing of Bing. On the back both featured an enigmatic story that loosely incorporated the song-titles, but no other info...)." - Hyped to Death.
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Artist: CAUSA SUI
Title: Euporie Tide
Format: Double LP
Label: El Paraiso
Country: Denmark
Price: $30.00
"Double LP version, includes a download coupon for the album. Since they formed in 2004, Danish instrumental four-piece Causa Sui has become a much-revered act on the fertile European psych scene. The soil planted in festivals like Roadburn, Roskilde, Burg Herzberg, has been harvested with praise by Uncut, Julian Cope, and Mojo, as well as growing a dedicated fanbase -- paying top Euros for a first edition vinyl of any of the bands seven past LPs. Many psych and stoner-rock bands aim for the perfect imitation of that vintage heavy psych sound circa 1970, but Causa Sui have forged their own distinct path. Causa Sui draws on a larger pool than the usual derived exploration of Sabbath riffs and clichéd Krautrock jamming. Collaborations include members of Tortoise and Chicago Underground Collective (under the name Chicago Odense Ensemble) and Sunburned Hand Of The Man (released as Pewtr Sessions,) and the band always adds untraditional flavors, past and present, into their seething experimental sound. Causa Sui has been described as "the sound of a giant wave rolling up through the last four decades of rock," which is truer than ever for their most ambitious album to date, Euporie Tide. Yes, the heavy riffs are certainly here, but its apparent that it does not tread the waters of retro rock. Theres a different depth here. Whereas previous albums were brewed with spontaneity, and flickers of complete improv, Euporie Tide was meticulously perfected over years of work. Opening track "Homage" pays tribute to the early/mid-1990s American grunge and stoner-rock bands the band grew up with. From that point of departure, Causa Sui goes on to weave a rich and complex textile, with threads coming from early 1970s electric jazz, post-rock, exotica, heavy rock, raga, and all kinds of psychedelia. Whether the band goes for straight-up rock or ventures into freeform territory, theres always that certain warmth and atmosphere present, which is so characteristic for Causa Sui. When one reaches the multigenre-influenced grooves on the albums D-side, its obvious that the band has arrived at something that is very relevant in the present day. The album was recorded and produced by Jonas Munk, crafting a sound that is simultaneously naturalistic in approach, yet strangely detailed. The album was mastered in a way as to maintain the full dynamic range of the recordings." - El Paraiso.

Artist: CAUSA SUI
Title: Pewtr Sessions 1-2
Format: Double LP
Label: El Paraiso
Country: Denmark
Price: $30.00
"2014 repress of this release from 2012. Pewtr Sessions 1-2 collects two limited vinyl-only Causa Sui albums, originally released in 2011. The two albums, released in April and August respectively, both feature American musician Ron Schneiderman and both sold out immediately after release. Schneiderman from American improv-rock collective Sunburned Hand of the Man first got together with Danish stoner/Kraut/jazz ensemble Causa Sui in December 2006 for a loose, improvised gig at the old cinema at Christiania -- Copenhagens autonomous, and notorious, free commune. A live recording of this gig was released the following year, under the curious bandname Pewtr jjjjj, and became widely admired among fans of free-form psychedelic rock for its updated version of late 1960s/early 1970s freak-out bands such as Blue Cheer, Guru Guru and Ash Ra Tempel. In the early summer of 2009 Schneiderman was back in Denmark, this time for a three-week stay as co-curator of the art-and-music event Festival of Endless Gratitude. During this period the group was united again for a few shows and a couple of recording sessions in Causa Suis studio in Odense, which resulted in the Pewtr Sessions albums. These records consist of loosely structured sun and beer-fueled jams that were later edited and mixed by Causa Sui guitar player and producer Jonas Munk. While all the psychedelic fury from the Christiania live recording is still very prevalent on these studio sessions, they also see the group channeling into new territories, such as pieces heavy on analog electronics and motoric grooves. Pewtr Sessions 1 and 2 are albums that could only be recorded in an impulsive mode. Yet there is an alternative kind of structure taking place in almost every piece -- some intuitive, almost psychic connection, which moves the sounds from one place to another." - El Paraiso.

Artist: CAUSA SUI
Title: Pewtr Sessions 3
Format: LP
Label: El Paraiso
Country: Denmark
Price: $27.00
"Causa Sui returns with a third round of mind-bending jams featuring Ron Schneiderman! The savage, kaleidoscopic improvisations of the quintets previous two volumes instantly gained reverence among fans of free-flowing Krautrock and detuned stoner rock, and this brand new addition, recorded in the late summer of 2013, fulfills the groups potential entirely. The Krautrock grooves, the low-end heaviness and the sprawling furor is still very much present -- but this set is also permeated by a rare free jazz sensibility, at times recalling American masters of improvisation such as John Coltrane and Don Cherry in spirit. Ferociously experimental, yet absolutely welcoming and corporal. "Incipiency Suite," which takes up the entire B-side of this record, stands as the high pinnacle of what this group is capable of with the inclusion of Ron Schneiderman: an afternoon of spontaneously-recorded parts, cut-and-pasted into an abundant whole by studio wiz Jonas Munk, creating a unique interplay between in-the-moment improvisation and creative studio editing. History: Ron Schneiderman (aka Pewtr) from American impro-rock collective Sunburned Hand Of The Man first got together with Danish stoner/Kraut/jazz ensemble Causa Sui in December 2006 for a loose, improvised gig at the old cinema at Christiania -- Copenhagens autonomous, and notorious, free commune. A live recording of this gig was released the following year, under the curious bandname Pewtr jjjjj, and became widely-admired among fans of free-form psychedelic rock for its updated version of late 1960s/early 1970s freak-out bands such as Blue Cheer, Guru Guru and Ash Ra Tempel. In the early summer of 2009, Ron Schneiderman was back in Denmark, this time for a three-week stay as co-curator of the art-and-music event Festival of Endless Gratitude in Copenhagen. During this period the group was united again for a few shows and a couple of recording sessions in Causa Suis studio in Odense, which resulted in Pewtr Sessions 1 and 2. The group got together again for a performance at 2012s Roskilde Festival and later again at Festival of Endless Gratitude in the summer of 2013. It was during the latter sojourn that Pewtr Sessions 3 was recorded." - El Paraiso.

Artist: MUNK, JONAS
Title: Absorb/Fabric/Cascade
Format: LP
Label: El Paraiso
Country: Denmark
Price: $21.00
"Second solo LP from Causa Sui guitar player and producer Jonas Munk. This is pattern music, characterized by slow builds and subtle, but refined transformations, where gradual tectonic shifts and tiny harmonic gestures generate vivid emotional responses. Instead of imposing any direct intention or meaning, its an album that can create a mental environment for the listener to expand and open up into. "Absorb," taking up the entire A-side, is a piece of meticulous balance, structured from techniques recalling the classical minimalists: soft-glowing analog synthesizer patterns in perpetual motion, creating new harmonic content as each bar progresses. Gradually, randomized modular effects are introduced as well as layers of white noise and detuned, heavily tube-overdriven guitar drones, slowly bathing the piece in warmly filtered fuzz. The B-side opens with two identical organ lines played against each other. After a few minutes the organs lock into a an effortless flow, gently rolling toward a pastoral peak several minutes later, where piano and various layers of electronics enters the soundscape, recalling the blissed-out spiritualism of Alice Coltrane or Popol Vuh. The albums last track, "Cascade," opens peacefully but soon enough crosses into an oscillating flood of sound. Gradually the intertwined layers of sound rise to enormous billows of sonic saturation, where each drone harmonizes against layers of distorted pulses. LP pressed on colored vinyl; includes download card. Limited to 500 copies.” - El Paraiso.

Artist: PAPIR
Title: III+IIII
Format: Double LP
Label: El Paraiso
Country: Denmark
Price: $30.00
“Papir, from Copenhagen, Denmark, have gradually developed their unique vision of instrumental psychedelic rock over the course of four albums. The two albums collected here, Papir III (EPR 012LP, 2013) and Papir IIII (EPR 015LP, 2014), perfectly encompass everything the band represents -- from explosive, guitar-solo driven peaks through motoric krautrock grooves to peaceful and atmospheric soundscapes. Recorded in two different sessions, one in Copenhagen and another out in the Danish countryside with Causa Suis Jonas Munk, who also mixed and mastered both albums, producing them with an organic but powerful sound and maintaining the full dynamic range.” - El Paraiso.

Artist: PAPIR
Title: Stundum
Format: Double LP
Label: El Paraiso
Country: Denmark
Price: $30.00
"2014 repress of the second album from Papir, originally released in 2011. Papir is a trio from Copenhagen, Denmark who have played together for years under various names while slowly, but surely, perfecting their unique brand of semi-improvisational psychedelic rock. Based around Christoffer Brøchmanns complex and powerful drumming, Papir creates instrumental journeys -- organic structures of sound that move forward with the hypnotic groove of Can or electric Miles Davis through euphoric peaks, thunderous riffs and beautiful cosmic dronescapes. Nicklas Sørensens guitar playing displays his love for fuzzed-out psychedelic rock from the 1960s and 1970s but also has a highly melodic aspect that reveals his admiration for German heroes Michael Rother and Manuel Göttsching. Similarly Christian Becher Clausens bass playing covers a wide palette of ideas and sounds -- sometimes using the instrument as a solid groove-maker and other times as a tool for creating spacy soundscapes and drones. As a unit the three members achieve what the great power trios of the 1960s did at their most fertile: the ability to combine each aspect of the band into a whole that surpasses the sum of its parts. This is music to lose oneself in -- music to swim in." - El Paraiso.

Artist: ELECTRIC ANNIHILATION
Title: #1
Format: Mag
Label: Electric Annihilation
Country: USA
Price: $2.50
"The first issue of Electric Annihilation is now available. EA is a 20-page music publication, b&w on tabloid-size (11 x 17 pages) newsprint. The first issue includes interviews with: Thurston Moore, Henry Rollins, John Olson (Wolf Eyes/American Tapes), Emeralds, Sun Araw, Wet Hair, Nomen Dubium Plus scene reports from Gothenburg Sweden (written by Matthias Andersson of Release the Bats), Cleveland (by Sam Goldberg) and Iowa City (by Shawn Reed). Also an article by Jon Isaac. Theres a centerfold poster too. Cover artwork and border/frames by Zachary Fleming." -Electric Annihilation

Artist: MV & EE
Title: Sweetheart Of The Nascar
Format: 7"
Label: Electric Temple
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"Fans of the lengthy psych of Bardo Pond, the noise jams of Fushitsushsa, the yawning drones of Pelt-- will admire their refusal to sacrifice peaks in order to avoid valleys. - Pitchfork The always prolific Matt Valentine and Erika Elder are back at it with the debut 7-inch on Electric Temple Records, Sweetheart of the Nascar. Rising from the depths of the grass-roots, free-riding psychedelic underground, MV&EE provide the nighttime companion over two midnight-oil burning tracks to their recent masterwork for Thurston Moores Ecstatic Peace label, Barn Nova. The A-Side titletrack, Sweetheart of the Nascar is perhaps one of the duos heaviest tracks to date, pushing the threshold of Rust Never Sleeps-era Neil Young into sludge metal meets Mark Hollis ambience. The b-side, Crow Jane Variations is a slow-burner featuring Erika Elders reverb-drenched echoes behind a wash of lap-steel guitar and minor-key rustic psychedelic vibes. Sweetheart of The Nascar was recorded with Matt Valentines mind-boggling production technique, Spectrasound. The Spectre Sound engineering was done by James Anderson, while the final mix was done by long-time producer/engineer Justin at Barn Row Studios and Matt Valentine himself at their home studio, Maximum Arousal Farm. The inventive technique is highlighted on Sweetheart of the Nascar with two drummers playing - one in the left channel, one in the right, spread across a gorgeous stereo-pan." On brown-colored vinyl." - Electric Temple.

Artist: V/A
Title: Granulat
Format: Double LP
Label: Electric Transfusion
Country: SWITZERLAND
Price: $16.00
Cool comp of experimental/minimal electronics. Features tracks by Anselem Caminada, Steinbruchel, Margaritis/Schallbetter/Kalabrese, Ramon Orza and Roger Roto. See also the Steinbruchel 7"s.

Artist: HNN / PHILLIPPE LAURENT
Title: Split
Format: 12"
Label: Electric Voice
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Multi-media artist PHILLIPPE LAURENT, well known for his HOT-BIP project excavated by Minimal Wave in 2011, is paired with contemporary Minimal Electronic mastermind HNN on this maxi 12  split single. Laurents side was originally released in 1982 on the rare K7 Kunstaustellung which has seen a meticulous remaster from our mastering house Polyphasic Studios. Exposition 1 translates Laurents precision with his design work into a symmetrical and well balanced sound for his time. Another French composer, GREGG ANTHE, is featured on the flip side with a collaboration with Electric Voice artists and friends JEFF & JANE HUDSON. They offer an invaluable musical score to the politics of the world we live in. Limited to 500 12  EPs." - Electric Voice.

Artist: MARTIAL CANTEREL
Title: Navigations Vol. 1
Format: LP
Label: Electric Voice
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"MARTIAL CANTERELs SEAN MCBRIDE began producing minimal dance music on analog synthesizers in 2002. His unique sound would go on to shape the cold wave/minimal-electronic movement of the last decade, but despite his influence, Seans work stands apart from the genres he has created. Instead of looking to any scene aesthetic, McBride has always turned inward, focusing on craft, process, and composition. Navigations Vol. 1 returns to those early days to chronicle sketches, unfinished works, and forgotten tracks. In this material we hear a pioneering artist draft the blueprint for what would become 21st century synth music. Edition of 500 copies." - Electric Voice.

Artist: U.S. GIRLS
Title: Rosemary
Format: 7"
Label: Electric Voice
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
"Here comes US GIRLS resurrecting puzzled memories. Nostalgia to be unsure of, or maybe days lost behind thick shadow. Something is bubbling to the surface, but why is it happening? Strange, this is innocent melody at drift on waves of tape disintegration. Shes a one woman call and responder dialing up minimalist lines and beats. A loner. And of course, these two jams are crooned so hard and with such ease that we fall deep within the emptiness on either side. This is music with plenty of space for being dissolved, and sure, it could even be the gift of an inner door that opens on and on."-Pigeon Row. Edition of 300 copies.
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Artist: V/A
Title: Electric Voice Compilation
Format: Double LP
Label: Electric Voice
Country: Canada
Price: $24.00
"Over the past few years Electric Voice Records has established itself as one of Canadas most forward-thinking and ambitious new labels, releasing a mountain of innovative pop music from an eccentric roster of international bands and artists. The labels grand vision is quite simply to archive the current state of affairs in the underground world of pop music. Although a bold mission, this new compilation makes huge strides towards that aim. Culled from a hopelessly jammed inbox of submissions and requests, these 18 tracks represent some of the finest jams to ever grace the Electric Voice catalogue and offer a cross section of both up and coming and established artists. The labels obsessive attention to quality means that every track is an absolute highlight. Includes tracks from ARIEL PINK & R. STEVIE MOORE, JEFF & JANE HUDSON, SOFT METALS, HTRK, FEMMINIELLI, AUTOMELODI, DEON, INNERGAZE, CHEVALIER AVANT GARDE, COLOURS, RAPE FACTION, HORRID RED, and others. Jackets have slight crease along the bottom edge." -Electric Voice.

Artist: V/A
Title: Electric Voice Compilation II
Format: LP
Label: Electric Voice
Country: Canada
Price: $24.00
"On this deluxe compilation, Electric Voice Records offers another exploration of historical and contemporary underground music. Whereas last years collection focused on alternative approaches to electronic pop music, this new album mines a darker spectrum of genres, one that spans more than three decades of minimalist synth and industrial work. Here, new-generation artists like TROPIC OF CANCER and MARTIAL CANTEREL extend rather than revive the music of their influences. Electric Voice II marries these young artists with pioneers from the beginning days of this music-truly groundbreaking acts like IKE YARD Yard, the first American band to sign with Factory Records, and Throbbing Gristle / Psychic TVs enigmatic GENESIS BREYER P-ORRIDGE, now performing some of her most poignant material to date as THEE MAJESTY. Other featured artists include DAS DING and French group MARTIN DUPONT, who both offer cuts from their respective early-80s archives. There are also exclusive tracks by ADN CKRYSTALL, FRANK (JUST FRANK), VITA NOCTIS and NINE CIRCLES. Taken together, the seamless flow of these tracks, despite the span of generations, makes clear the continued relevance of these practices and pure electronic sounds. To celebrate this collection, acclaimed artist JUAN MENDEZ (Silent Servant) provides cover artwork, with additional design by DMYTRIJ WULFFIUS." - Electric Voice.

Artist: LOS ROCKETS
Title: S/T
Format: 10"
Label: Electro Harmonix
Country: Spain
Price: $20.00
"A rare psychedelic gem from Nicaraguas Los Rockets, including their 1968 debut LP with covers of Cream, Peter, Paul & Mary, Duke Ellington and Los Brincos, plus some terrific cumbia beat instrumentals which were hugely successful when they were released. Los Rockets were one of the first and most relevant bands in Nicaragua during the 60s and early 70s, regular performers at legendary venue La Tortuga Morada and owners of their own famous club, The Happening. Reissued on vinyl for the first time." -Electro Harmonix.

Artist: V/A
Title: Live from the Afterworld: Recordings at the Afterworld Lounge 1991-1993
Format: LP
Label: Electro Motive
Country:
Price: $20.00
"Yes, Virginia, there really was an Afterworld Lounge. Heres live tracks from the remarkable early-90s eclectic music venue, including SUN CITY GIRLS, CAROLINER, RUINS, THINKING FELLERS UNION, MECCA NORMAL, ROVA SAXOPHONE QUARTET, C.C.C.C., THE MOLECULES, O-TYPE, THREE DAY STUBBLE, SPLATTER TRIO, VOMIT LAUNCH, FIBULATOR, VACUUM TREE HEAD, CRAWLING WITH TARTS, and more." - Electro Motive. Mid-90s release.

Artist: SPIEGEL, LAURIE
Title: Obsolete Systems
Format: CD
Label: Electronic Music Foundation
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Laurie Spiegel, electronic music pioneer, has been working with cutting-edge electronic instruments since the 1970s. She has written software, designed systems, and explored most of the early synthesizers. And she is also a wonderful composer! And the music on this CD is so talented, beautiful, and fascinating that it becomes a stunning demonstration of how musical and humanly expressive technology can be. The CD also demonstrates relationships between instruments and the music that can be composed for them. Spiegel writes: Each musical instrument, whether electronic or not, implies an aesthetic domain and sensibility unique to its design ... These are a few Ive personally explored. When it was new, each of these music systems, now long obsolete, was state of the art, visionary, radically new and so revolutionary that it required extended explanations in response to common questions such as Why would anyone ever want to do that?" - Electronic Music Foundation.
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Artist: DEPRATOR, DEREK & THE ATOMIC CRASH/THOMAS O. HUBER
Title: Dont Expect Anything b/w Walking on Water
Format: Lathe Cut 7"
Label: Eleet Tapes
Country: USA
Price: $10.00

Artist: ELLIOT, STEVE
Title: S/T
Format: CDR
Label: Elefantplatte
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"Elefantplatte Records is proud to present the 1969 private press loner folk lp by NYC musician Steve Elliot. Possessed of a raw, nasal, emotionally charged vocal style, Elliot spins tales of madness, death and regret, sounding simultaneously defeated and hopeful. Elliot is backed with bass, piano & wind instruments by later sidemen to Earth Opera, Tom Paxton & David Bowie( ! ). The album was presumably given away free (if the cover stencil is to be believed), and needless to say, is hideously rare. But through the magic of "Elefantplatte", this lost gem is now available to all. Housed in a mini-lp style cardboard jacket, with color cover & full lyric sheet. 7 tracks, 31 minutes." - Elefantplatte.
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Artist: FROST GIANT
Title: Heavy Encounter
Format: CDR
Label: Elefantplatte
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"Reissue of ultra-excessive German hard rock, circa 1970. Three heavy smokers who seemed intent on shredding every speaker cone in existence, yours included. Fuzz bass, fuzz drums, fuzz harmonica, and a guitar sound like Mark Farner doused in gasoline & set aflame. If Vincebus Eruptum-era Blue Cheer always sounded "too refined"to your ears, "Heavy Encounter" just may be the ticket. Housed in a mini-lp style cardboard jacket, with full lyric sheet & hilariously stoned interview. 5 tracks, 42 minutes." - Elefantplatte.
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Artist: V/A
Title: The Nativity Scene
Format: CDR
Label: Elefantplatte
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"Subtitled �??An Anthology of Christian Psychedelia & Exploitation�?�. What better soundtrack to the end times than this 24 track collection of "turned on" Christian youth music? The material is wildly diverse; the hard Hendrix-influenced fuzz of 4th Movement, the avant-classical/ garage stylings of Tedd Smith, the psychedelic chamber folk of Trees, the naive, orchestrated pop of Turning Point, the Byrdsy harmonies of The Mission, the huge breakbeats of David Fanshawes "African Sanctus", the inner space mind-melt of Crosscurrent Communitys "Genesis", and so much more. Assembled from various thrift store finds, and contains no overlap with the similarly-themed "Resurrection" and "Holy Fuzz" comps. Includes a three panel booklet with photos, artwork & commentary. This is a split release with co-compiler Daniel Presnells Feed & Seed Records. Jewel case, 24 tracks, 79 minutes." - Elefantplatte.
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Artist: DIETRICH, DON
Title: Dietrich
Format: LP
Label: Elevage De Poussiere
Country: France
Price: $20.00
Recorded in Dietrichs (Borbetomagus) bedroom, July 14, 2002., directly to D.A.T. "Six abrasive titles on tenor, gadgets & peavey." - Elevage de Poussiure.
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Artist: JUNKO
Title: Sleeping Beauty
Format: LP
Label: Elevage De Poussiere
Country: France
Price: $19.50
Solo album from the vocalist of Hijokaidan. "Such a fucking poetry of the gap, something very close to Yoko Onos orgasmic vocalisations, to Diamanda Galas menstrual glossolalias, to Linda Sharrocks (*) sexual negritude. What a free from the ritornello (**) free music, what a totally free chant, so let the listener go through to it and let him free to listen to that. To that psychoanylists id, to the trouble Eros, to the perforated tongue from the pornographic body. It surely takes a lot of perversity to get submitted to that. To that improbable soundtrack from a porno film (***) which would look like some inverted movie, like some black pictures. It surely takes a lot of terror to listen to that voice but you may call it beauty. Because that voice deals with some wonderful confusion (something between pleasure and pain), that indiscernible space due to the man who lays upon a woman. A frightening paroxystical flow. Almost endless quavering deep into the dyslexic monstrous climbing up to inhuman shrills voice, held close by the auditory pain. Her chant as a desiring machine one more time building up some unspeakable, some terror so. A chant coming from the pleased or from the suffering body. Junko made a poem out of the scream which gets the atom particles speed and its dread too that is grinding both the word and the meaning. Hop ! Got free from the semiotic chain, as the rising of an organless body among the small world of music -- try to imagine the neighbourhood terror -- but imagine that this scream was calling us : did you hear something?" - Michel Henritzi.
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Artist: URABE, MASAYOSHI
Title: Soingyokusaiseyo (All Soldiers, Prepare for Suicide Attack)
Format: LP
Label: Elevage De Poussiere
Country: France
Price: $18.00
"A beat-up light fixture hangs from a weathered ceiling, as the glint of a red light bulb spills along the length of its electric cord. Masayoshi Urabe stands underneath, in a half-penumbra of light. His saxophone is fit into his folded body, as he releases riffs of heavy rock. The atmosphere is thick with cigarette smoke and wisps of smoke that fly off from the movements of his body, heated by two bare light-bulbs nearby. Through moments of intermittent illusion, you can see the bright flash of a drum set deep in the stage, or sense the murmur of sidemen who would stir up such a smoky aura. A theatre of apparitions, of pure hallucinations provoked by ritual, the music reverberated with its double: Masayoshi Urabe has transformed the tiny stage of the Cave 12 in Geneva into a new-york-like heavy metal stadium, his solitary presence swings into action on stage like a horde of savages - a rock-n-roll animal. The audience must have prepared for the show by an endless loop of listening to a vulgarian best of Lou Reed record. This will be the most rock-like of his three shows in April 2001, for which the audience has prepared its ears as delicately as it prepped its hair, in a pre-concert ritual taking hours before the show. In each concert of his series, Urabe invoked the invisible at the foot of the walls where he found himself, and fought against the traces of ghosts who still yet haunt the club spaces - the artist Yayoi Kusama in the room of the Contemporary Regional Art Fund in Dijon, the legendary sets people described - or that we told him about while speeding along the highway between shows, militants of speed or direct action like Yoko Ono, Albert Ayler, Sam Peckinpah. Each night spelled an encounter with a different phantom. Another night, the mythic echo of a concert by Haino Keiji infused the grand wooden room of the Totem de MaxŽville. Masayoshi deployed returning, seductive riffs and their feedback, and attacks with the sword-like edge of his saxophones bell; drawing out an immense space to the point of stamping of a floorboard, he imposed a tentative victory over this incarnated marching band, before the static silence of the last transformation of a ghost rider. I cant believe what I no longer know thats the ghost I want to hold CIRCLE X "Puerto Rican Ghost (After Mars)" 1992 ... evenings to catch the phantom and its echo." - Yves Botz.
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Artist: RESIDUAL ECHOES
Title: Firsts EP
Format: CD
Label: Elevation
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"ADAM PAYNE and his psych cohorts deliver a 20-minute EP of a skronky psych amalgamation of everything theyve has done before-lo-fi freakouts, krautrock vibes, guitar tsunamis-yet this time around they also seem to find their pop voice and channel some amazing early-60s vibes and touches of 70-80s So Cal punk around the edges. This one will definitely put a smile on any RESIDUAL ECHOES fans face. Five tracks, one-time limited edition pressing of 2,000 copies." -Elevation.

Artist: BARBED
Title: Pocket Reminders/Rolf O.D.
Format: 7"
Label: Elevator Bath
Country: USA
Price: $4.00
"Alex McKechnie and Alex Burrow are Barbed. Based in London, the Alexes are known for their witty audio collage work (see Barbeds 1994 full-length CD, released by These Records). Since the time of their debut, they have contributed to numerous compilation releases, including those for Lo Recordings, Staalplaat, Leaf, Kleptones, and RRRecords, among others. Most recently, Barbed have appeared on the People Like Us "remix" album doing what they do best. Barbeds 7" for Elevator Bath (their first ever single release, and their first new individual release in quite some time) features two brand new pieces. On black vinyl with full-color jackets, in an edition of 800 copies." - Elevator Bath.

Artist: BEXAR BEXAR
Title: 07.04.99
Format: One Sided LP
Label: Elevator Bath
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"07.04.99 is the debut release from Bexar Bexar, an individual (and occasional collective) based in Texas. The record consists of a single piece: A beautiful, fascinating field recording with minimal musical accompaniment. Bexar Bexar has recorded a great deal of material, some of which has recently surfaced on the debut CD, Haralambos, available now from the very fine Western Vinyl label. This one-sided 12" has been issued on black vinyl in a numbered edition of 330 copies." - Elevator Bath.

Artist: BOKANOWSKI, MICHELE
Title: Trois Chambres D Inquiétude
Format: CDEP
Label: Elevator Bath
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"Concrete music recorded, edited and mixed in the composers studio (Paris). Final mix: GMEB Studios (Bourges). First performance: June 5th, 1976, Bourges, Palais Jacques Coeur, 6th International Festival of Experimental Music. Title taken from the Danish engraver Lars Bo (1924-1999). Michèle Bokanowski studied harmony, fugue, counterpoint and analysis with Michel Puig from 1965 to 1969. In September 1970, she began a two-year internship at the Research Department of the French National Office of Broadcasting (ORTF) under the direction of Pierre Schaeffer. At the same time she participated in a sound synthesis research group, studied computer music at the University of Vincennes and electronic music with Eliane Radigue. Between 1972 and 1984 she composed essentially music to be performed in concert - POUR UN PIANISTE (For a Pianist), TROIS CHAMBRES DINQUIETUDE (Three Rooms of Unrest), TABOU (Taboo) - and for film - score for Patrick Bokanowskis short films as well as his feature-length film LANGE (The Angel). Since 1985, she has also composed for television, for theater - with director Catherine Dasté - and for dance - with choreographers Hideyuki Yano, Marceline Lartigue and Bernardo Montet. Michèle has released compact discs on the labels Metamkine, Empreintes Digitales, and trAce. Compact disc issued in an edition of 1000 copies. Packaged in beautiful full-color (inner and outer) jackets - featuring photography from the composers husband, filmmaker Patrick Bokanowski." - Elevator Bath.

Artist: DEUTSCH, ANDREW/TONY CONRAD/MARC SCHULZ/ILYA MONOSOV
Title: AD/TC
Format: Picture Disc LP
Label: Elevator Bath
Country: USA
Price: $30.00
"This special picture disc LP features a live performance from Andrew Deutsch and Tony Conrad on side A (originally issued on CDR by Deutsch a few years back in an edition of 150 copies). The flip side contains two re-worked versions of the original AD/TC recording by sound artists Marc Schulz and Ilya Monosov." Edition of 200 copies.

Artist: FREQUENCY CURTAIN
Title: Frequency Curtain
Format: CD
Label: Elevator Bath
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Trio consisting of John Grzinich, Rick Reed and Josh Ronsen, using both analogue and digital sine wave generators, processing and interventions from the radiophonic spectrum. Frequency Curtain formed as a collaborative performance group, for an independent experimental media showcase in Austin, Texas known as Intersect 4. The Frequency Curtain debut (at Intersect 4) was on August 25th of 2001. In order to prepare for the performance, the group held a series of private improvisation sessions for two months prior to the event. What resulted was a highly charged interplay of analog and digital electronic sounds. The four tracks on this CD are excerpts from extended improvisation sessions. This compact disc is packaged in two beautiful heavy-paper sleeves, in an edition of 528 copies."

Artist: HAVERGAL
Title: Trash
Format: 10"
Label: Elevator Bath
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
"The five instrumental compositions, which comprise this EP from 1999, are contemplative and melodic sound experiments. Traditional instrumentation (guitar, percussion, etc.) mixes with found sounds and samples to create wisely restrained, yet emotional music. On transparent vinyl with clear plastic sleeves, in an edition of 550 copies." - Elevator Bath.

Artist: HAYNES, JIM
Title: Eraldus/Eravaldus
Format: Picture Disc LP
Label: Elevator Bath
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
"Beautiful picture disc LP featuring two full-color reproductions of visual works by Jim Haynes and two new side-long solo compositions. The ideal companion piece to Jim Haynes masterful album, Telegraphy by the Sea. Eraldus and Eravaldus are both shadowy concoctions built from agitated objects and amplified spaces (a lighthouse, some high-tension wires driven by wind, a very large pile of sand, etc.). These are subtly manipulated field recordings, rusted to perfection and fine-tuned into scraping and humming machinations. The artwork comes from two corroded photographs, one of which was created especially for this LP. Haynes has worked with this process for almost 15 years and, here, the resulting images are as beautiful and mysterious as the audio is nuanced and evocative. In addition to his solo work, Jim Haynes has participated in a number of fruitful collaborations over the years with Loren Chasse (as Coelacanth), Keith Evans, Steven Stapleton/Nurse With Wound, and irr. app. (ext.)/M.S. Waldron. He currently resides in San Francisco. This picture disc LP has been released in an edition of 260 copies." -Elevator Bath

Artist: MONOSOV, ILYA
Title: Architectures on Air and Other Works
Format: CD
Label: Elevator Bath
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Elevator Bath proudly presents the first full-length CD from Ilya Monosov. Architectures on Air and Other Works is a challenging collection of recordings, perfectly summarizing the various interests of this inventive sound artist. The range of these works is tremendous: From harsh intensity to gorgeous drone to virtual silence, concluding with the deeply affecting title track. Monosov recorded three of the six pieces presented here as solo works, while the other half are collaborations. Two of these collaborative tracks feature conceptual sound artist Civyiu Kkliu (Banned Productions) and the third includes the work of veteran electronic composer Larry Polansky (Frog Peak). Architectures on Air and Other Works displays the fruits of several years worth of activity, and though each piece is distinct in concept and execution, the album offers a solid block of organic sound, compelling from beginning to end. In addition to the stunning audio work, this enhanced CD also features two QuickTime movie files of Monosovs sound performances (about 18 minutes of material)." - Elevator Bath.

Artist: MONOSOV, ILYA
Title: Vinyl Document #1
Format: LP
Label: Elevator Bath
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Music performed by 2 organ glitches, songs by broken music boxes (+ added circuits), a remix of my 2002 catalog (Music For Everyone) by my friend Andrew Deutsch: All broken music -- music breaking away from the surreal and the intellectual in order to gain physical characteristics -- I think music can be found in just about anything, just like everything can be said to have a musical quality. You can use sound to power a small motor that will be used in an autonomous sound piece or you can use it for a light bulb and play light songs for few green plants or maybe you can simply listen to the sound and observe things changing all around you -- I think that for me it is such small joys that can have a lasting effect on things and it is this perspective from which I continue to work." - Ilya Monosov.

Artist: PUBLIC WORKS
Title: Numbers
Format: Lathe Cut 9"
Label: Elevator Bath
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"With regard to Numbers, a few key observations can be made. Intuition, it seems clear, reaches conclusions that logic cannot. The same can be said of Public Works manner of working. The strength of Numbers lies in its ability to invoke draughts of apparently coded meaning, without necessarily rendering these too clearly; as if to say that in excessive amounts, clarity can serve to stifle the full development of intellectual flavor, presenting a less rounded impression of the form and volume occupied by the phenomenon in question. What better, indeed clearer, way is there to encapsulate the essence of the humankinds contemporary predicament? We know so much, and yet so little. We are masters of minutiae, and slaves to an ignorance of its ramifying effects." - Elevator Bath. Sound collage from former Tape Beatles members.

Artist: RECCHION, TOM
Title: Proscenium
Format: LP + 7"
Label: Elevator Bath
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
"Proscenium is a subtle and remarkably controlled collection of atmospheres. The air of mystery, deliberate pacing, the deep tones and unidentified sounds of Recchions 2006 album Sweetly Doing Nothing have been explored even further here. Its a logical development but the results are unexpected and strikingly original, sounding wholly unfamiliar and yet like no ones but Tom Recchions. Prosceniums six pieces mostly began life as music for filmmaker/puppeteer Janie Geisers play "Invisible Glass," an adaptation of Poes "William Wilson." The plays intricate beauty and the storys moody confusion have been perfectly mirrored and expanded on by Recchion who used that inspiration as a leaping off point for Prosceniums rich and surprising compositions. "It was an attempt to create a sound world for the viewer that started as they entered the theater and drenched them until they left in an ongoing series of atmospheres." Tom Recchion has been a sound and visual artist/composer/art director and graphic designer in California since the 1970s. He is the co-creator of the legendary Los Angeles Free Music Society (LAFMS) and has collaborated with David Toop, Christian Marclay, Oren Ambarchi, Keiji Haino, and Max Eastley, among many others. Though Proscenium is only his sixth album as a solo artist, Recchion has had many recordings released by labels such as Birdman, Touch, PSF, RRR, Idea, Staubgold, and the Cortical Foundation. He has also written for The Wire magazine. Tom Recchion lives in California. Proscenium consists of one 180-gram virgin vinyl LP inside a black poly-lined sleeve, plus 7" record, each with five-color labels, housed in a full-color gatefold jacket. Included with each copy of this set is a full-color download card featuring access to high-quality MP3s of the complete contents of the vinyl records. Package imagery was created by artist Pae White and photographed by Recchion’s long time music and visual collaborator, noted photographer Fredrik Nilsen and was designed by Colin Andrew Sheffield and Tom Recchion. This package has been issued in an edition of 500 copies." -Elevator Bath.

Artist: REED, RICK
Title: Dreamz / Blue Polz
Format: Picture Disc LP
Label: Elevator Bath
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Beautiful picture disc LP featuring two full-color reproductions of visual works by Rick Reed and two new side-long solo compositions. Reeds fascinating, highly evolved world is represented well by these two new pieces, each of which offers up the kind of droning intensity and unsettling beauty that this veteran noisemaker has come to be known for. Reeds work is very obviously that of an experienced craftsman - one whose sound is a reverent nod to early electronic music underscored by an enduring sensibility for atmosphere and ethereality. "Dreamz" began life as the soundtrack for a live visual display by filmmaker Ken Jacobs, which was performed live by Jacobs and Reed at the 2007 New York Film Festival. The records flipside, "Blue Polz," was also inspired by the work of a filmmaker (originally conceived as a kind of alternate soundtrack to a piece by Fred Worden). All of the music was created using an EMS Synthi A, plus 2 sine wave generators and a shortwave radio. The artwork comes from two original paintings. Reed has been active in the visual arts for more than 20 years; his work is utterly abstract, beautifully enigmatic. These images are the perfect accompaniment to Reeds otherworldly audio counterparts. In addition to his solo work, Rick Reed has participated in a number of productive collaborations over the years with Keith Rowe, Jgrzinich (in Frequency Curtain), the Abrasion Ensemble, and SIRSIT. He currently resides in Austin. This picture disc LP has been released in an edition of 260 copies." - Elevator Bath.

Artist: SHEFFIELD, COLIN ANDREW
Title: First Thus
Format: CD
Label: Elevator Bath
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"This is Sheffields debut solo album. The recordings on this disc were entirely composed using other commercially available recordings. The goal was to distill the essential qualities of these works and then utilize that essence for new recordings. Only very brief sections of the original works were selected. These raw components were then contracted, expanded, layered, and/or otherwise processed until something new was forged. The result is gorgeous ambient music that gradually shifts and unfolds, offering subtle nuance and quiet restraint. In a sense, it is a collection of other peoples work, but this music appears here for the first time in a new setting or, if you will, a new translation. Packaged inside two elegant printed sleeves of 100% recycled paper, this compact disc has been issued in an edition of 330 copies." - Elevator Bath.

Artist: SHEFFIELD, COLIN ANDREW
Title: In Between
Format: 10"
Label: Elevator Bath
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"in between is an atmospheric new piece in two parts. It is possible that Colins work is best listened to peripherally, perhaps while writing or (as is the case with in between) while reading.... front cover text by ilex fenusova. The evocative writings which grace the records jacket come provided by this acclaimed poet from Texas. On transparent vinyl with lovely text-only jackets, in an edition of 295 copies."

Artist: SHEFFIELD, COLIN ANDREW
Title: Side One/Side Two
Format: 7"
Label: Elevator Bath
Country: USA
Price: $4.00
"This is Sheffields debut (as well as the first for Elevator Bath), released in 1998. The record consists of two short pieces, each of which utilizes highly amplified machine sounds. On transparent vinyl with fold-out covers, in an edition of 475 copies." - Elevator Bath.

Artist: SHEFFIELD, COLIN ANDREW
Title: Spring (Time) / The Bridge
Format: 7"
Label: Elevator Bath
Country: USA
Price: $4.00
"Colins sophomore effort from 1999 continues in a vein similar to that of his first record. The digital, mechanical sounds are still present but are now intertwined with deep tones and hidden half-melodies. On transparent vinyl with lovely inner and outer jackets, in an edition of 300 copies." - Elevator Bath.

Artist: SHEFFIELD, COLIN ANDREW & ECK RIPPIE
Title: Variations
Format: LP
Label: Elevator Bath
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"variations is selection of works from the duo of turntablist/guitarist James Eck Rippie and sampling minimalist Colin Andrew Sheffield. After a recent cluster of live performances and even a bit of soundtrack work, Sheffield and Rippie have released a debut LP that is intriguing and beautiful. The textured ambience here is rich and subtle, simple and complex. The three pieces comprising this album were recorded live with no additional production or processing and were wholly improvised. Sheffield and Rippie have been performing and recording together for years, though variations is the first document of their ongoing collaboration. pressed on 180-gram vinyl with lovely full-color jackets, in an edition of 400 copies." - Elevator Bath.

Artist: FINE, MILO/DAVU SERU/ELLIOT FINE
Title: Percussion Music; Improvised
Format: Double CD
Label: Elfin Publications
Country: USA
Price: $15.00

Artist: FINE, MILO/DAVU SERU/ELLIOT FINE
Title: Second Meeting (Percussion; Improvised)
Format: CD
Label: Elfin Publications
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"Milo Fine: marimba (electronics), orchestra chimes, bowed cymbals; Davu Seru: percussion; Elliot Fine: drum set, assorted percussion. Recorded in concert at Homewood Studios (Minneapolis) July 11, 2005, this CD documents the trios second encounter. (The entirety of their first concert can be heard on Elfin 1/2: PERCUSSION MUSIC; IMPROVISED). Milos lifework in improvised music began in 1969. Davu started working with free improvisation in 1998, and, in 2000, began his ongoing collaborations with Milo. In addition to being a 44 year veteran of the Minnesota Orchestra, Elliot, Milos father, has a long career as a free lance drummer, teacher, and drum book author. This CD documents his sixth foray into improvised music." - Elfin.

Artist: VITAMIN B12
Title:
Format: Double 10"
Label: Elica
Country: ITALY
Price: $26.00
"More catchy than Dlin Dlon Cowboy. The Vitamin B12s music maintains an ingenious home-made sound in a refined bric-a-brac of experimental sound explorations, adventurous and successful juxtapositions and playful melodies and structures. This set presents 24 kaleidoscopic miniatures, like the images which adorn the cover, assembled with amazingly gracious do-it-yourself pop sensibility, groovy lounge tendencies and a passionate curiosity for noise and sound modification. The history of The Vitamin B12 remains a mystery for us too, so that not many words can be written on that. This is its first album which is not self-released, following an obscure four-LP box set and an even more obscure double LP set, which were mysteriously released in tiny editions in England in the last decade or so. A double 10" LP record set (as we decided that a Vitamin B12 release can only be a multiple one) with color gatefold sleeve, released in an edition of about 400 copies." - Elica.

Artist: VITAMIN B12
Title:
Format: Double 10"/DVD Box Set
Label: Elica
Country: Italy
Price: $80.00
"special edition of 50 numbered copies of the TWO 10" GATEFOLD SET in unique boxes each including a unique print and Alasdair Willis eye-popping kaleidoscopic short film PATTERN PLANT on CD/DVD." - Elica.
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Artist: RILEY, TERRY
Title: Last Camel In Paris
Format: CD
Label: Elision Fields
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Throughout the 1970s, legendary American composer TERRY RILEY toured regularly in Europe, performing solo organ concerts. In October 1978, Rileys personal technician CHESTER WOOD built a stereo digital delay out of an ancient computer he had procured from DON BUCHLA, and the subsequent tour was the maiden voyage to try it out. Rileys specially modified two-manual Yamaha YC-45D portable combo organ had a Just Intonation setting and allowed him to feed stereo signals to the digital delay. The Yamaha had been manufactured with single mono output, but now with the modification it had a separate output for each manual eventuating in four channels (two live and two delayed). During a residency as a Fellow at DAAD in Berlin, Riley fine-tuned the delay speeds and experimented with different stereo combinations so that by the time of this Paris concert, the tape delays worked well with the tempos he was using. This all came on the heels of the Shri Camel recording Riley had just made in San Francisco for CBS. The musical materials of The Last Camel in Paris are second generational, belonging to the Shri Camel family while manifesting their own distinct shape and flavor. Includes never-before seen archival photographs." - Elision Fields.

Artist: RILEY, TERRY
Title: Les Yeux Fermés & Lifespan
Format: CD
Label: Elision Fields
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"After changing the world in the late 60s with In C and A Rainbow in Curved Air, legendary American composer and father of minimalism Terry Riley abandoned tape manipulation and written composition to concentrate on longform keyboard cycles and improvisations. In the early 70s, while in Europe, he was invited to create scores for two films. The first, in 1972, was Joel Santonis Les Yeux Fermés, a feature-length art film that instantly became a cult classic by virtue of its never having screened in the USA. The second, Lifespan, directed by Alexander Whitelaw in 1974, featured Klaus Kinski. Both soundtracks were released in limited editions on LP and have long been out-of-print. This first-ever CD release of these two classic Terry Riley soundtracks - both on one disc - was remastered from the original tapes, the hypnotic songs sounding far superior to the below-average vinyl pressings." - Elision Fields.
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Artist: RILEY, TERRY
Title: Poppy Nogood and the Phantom Band All Night Flight
Format: CD
Label: Elision Fields
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
TERRY RILEYs classic "All Night" album originally released as part of the Organ of Corti Archive Series. "The live recording of Poppy Nogood and the Phantom Band All Night Flight taken from a 1968 concert titled "Purple Modal Strobe Ecstasy with the Daughters of Destruction" is the perfect trigger for what anthropologist Jean Rouch called The Strange Mechanism, the trance state which most of this decades electronic music aspires to induce. The immediacy and the spectral filigree-the dervishes summoned during Rileys nocturnal concert-have been faithfully preserved on this CD."-Richard Henderson, The Wire. Packaged with new cover art and photography.

Artist: MANSON FAMILY
Title: The Family Jams
Format: Picture Disc LP
Label: Elite Hunting
Country: USA
Price: $34.00
"The lost acid-folk "desert music" songs of Charles Manson, recorded during his trial in 1970 by Family members Clem on guitar and vocals, Gypsy on violin, and featuring the ultra-ethereal vocals of Gold and Country Sue. Artwork by Adam Parfrey and Robert N. Taylor, with included postcard. Very limited pressing of 500 copies, German import." -Elite Hunting.
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Artist: V/A
Title: The Perils of Paradise
Format: LP
Label: Elitepop
Country: Netherlands
Price: $21.00
"A truly old style industrial record which shows the various sides of the genre: from rhythmic noise to bombastic sounds and from minimal electronics to ritual music. The obscure Dutch Vektor project teams up with Echo West, ICK and Terroritmo for a celebration of real industrial music." - Elitepop

Artist: HAIZEA
Title: s/t
Format:
Label: Elkarnean
Country: Spain
Price: $16.00
"First LP, from 1977. Over the top, folk-psychedelic at its best, fragile acoustic sound with male/female vocals, sinuous percussions." - Elkarnean

Artist: V/A
Title: Ohm+ - The Early Gurus of Electronic Music
Format: 3CD/1DVD
Label: Ellipsis Arts
Country: USA
Price: $40.00
"OHM: the early gurus of electronic music. Met with critical acclaim, this award-winning box set celebrated the composers and inventors who led the electronic music revolution. Five years later due to continued demand from passionate aficionados (eBay sales at $150, etc.) were now re-releasing the Special Edition OHM+ containing a bonus DVD with over two and a half hours of performances, interviews, and experimental video. Three CDs (42 original music tracks from 1948-1980) packaged in a deluxe fold-out digipak, slipcased with a 112-page book of notes and information about the contained material (texts by: Brian Eno, DJ Spooky, Otto Luening, Francois Bayle, David Toop, Robert Moog, etc.). Plus, unique to this new version: a Special Edition DVD -- Over two hours of rare performances, interviews, animations, and experimental video." Most works are in excerpted form (full versions of everything here would have required a much bigger set to say the least), but there are a number of exclusive, previously unreleased tracks as well (Richard Maxwell, MEV, Raymond Scott, La Monte Young, Maryanne Amacher & Jon Hassell). Crucial release for the beginner or the connoisseur, and everybody inbetween. Artists: Clara Rockmore, Olivier Messiaen, Pierre Schaeffer, John Cage, Herbert Eimert/Robert Beyer, Otto Luening, Hugh Le Caine, Louis and Bebe Barron, Oskar Sala, Edgard Varese, Richard Maxfield, Tod Dockstader, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Vladimir Ussachevsky, Milton Babbit, MEV, Raymond Scott, Steve Reich, Pauline Oliveros, Joji Yuasa, Morton Subotnick, David Tudor, Terry Riley, Holger Czukay, Luc Ferrari, Francois Bayle, Jean-Claude Risset, Iannis Xenakis, La Monte Young, Charles Dodge, Paul Lansky, Laurie Spiegel, Bernard Parmegiani, David Behrman, John Chowning, Maryanne Amacher, Robert Ashley, Alvin Curran, Alvin Lucier, Klaus Schulze, Jon Hassell, Brian Eno.

Artist: ACKAMOOR, IDRIS
Title: Music of Idris Ackamoor 1971-2004
Format: Double CD
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $27.00
"2012 repress. 2CD collection of the ex-leader of legendary Afro-spiritual/deep funk/free jazz group from 1970s Ohio (later in SF), The Pyramids. Their music is one of the most deep attempts by African-Americans, deep sounds like Strata-East, aggressive performances like Tribe or Black Jazz, every free jazz/funk collector should agree on it. Featuring 10 pieces of The Pyramids taken from their 3 albums and unreleased (!) recordings (including their first live recording in Holland!). Notably, The Pyramids had even stayed in African countries like Morocco, Ghana, Kenya and Ethiopia and studied real African culture and music there in the early 1970s. Do you know other African-American jazz musicians who had done such a road trip in the early 1970s?? Also featuring the never-heard pre-Pyramids, P. Sanders and Strata East recording as The Collective, and 4 pieces from the late 70s to 00s, recording as Idris Ackamoor Quartet/Ensemble. Sixteen pieces in total. Ackamoor owns all original master tapes (its a miracle!) and Em Records checked them all and compiled their finest and best cuts. All digitally re-mastered in excellent sound shapes. This 2CD set will be housed in a big "DUO" case with complete English liner notes written by Ackamoor himself, a bunch of rare photos and session data, etc." - EM.

Artist: ALTZ
Title: Escape: The Reconstruction of Isophonic Boogie Woogie
Format: CD
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $19.00
"Intergenerational gene-splicing from EM Records. Roland P. Youngs classic Isophonic Boogie Woogie (EM 1045CD/HJ-JP) is tripped-out, minimalist, spiritual free-jazz from 1980, and is here mutated, masticated and machined by Altz, the hotly-tipped renowned "organic electronicist" and producer/remixer from Osaka, Japan. Maintaining and magnifying the cosmic bliss-vibe of the original release, Altz lovingly massages Youngs sounds into the year 2009 (as experienced through Altzs patented acid-disco filtration system). Sounds are layered and treated, atmospheres extended, and propulsive elements from Youngs original recordings are bolstered (there is some fine drumming here from former Boredoms member, Muneomi Senju). Altz also respects Youngs more abstract side, following the elder master into atmospheres of freedom, unrestrained by the gravity of the beat and the conventions of the dancefloor. Rather than a mere roughshod remix, this release is a meeting -- Youngs San Francisco of the late 70s encountering Altz in Osaka in 2009. Young is respectfully and playfully transformed, but not trashed, and we all go home happy. Editing, programming, electric bass, guitar, synthesizer, noise and drum machine by Altz and disc-scratching by DJ Kensei." - EM.

Artist: ALTZ
Title: Escape: The Reconstruction of Isophonic Boogie Woogie
Format: LP
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $21.00
"Intergenerational gene-splicing from EM Records. Roland P. Youngs classic Isophonic Boogie Woogie (EM 1045CD/HJ-JP) is tripped-out, minimalist, spiritual free-jazz from 1980, and is here mutated, masticated and machined by Altz, the hotly-tipped renowned "organic electronicist" and producer/remixer from Osaka, Japan. Maintaining and magnifying the cosmic bliss-vibe of the original release, Altz lovingly massages Youngs sounds into the year 2009 (as experienced through Altzs patented acid-disco filtration system). Sounds are layered and treated, atmospheres extended, and propulsive elements from Youngs original recordings are bolstered (there is some fine drumming here from former Boredoms member, Muneomi Senju). Altz also respects Youngs more abstract side, following the elder master into atmospheres of freedom, unrestrained by the gravity of the beat and the conventions of the dancefloor. Rather than a mere roughshod remix, this release is a meeting -- Youngs San Francisco of the late 70s encountering Altz in Osaka in 2009. Young is respectfully and playfully transformed, but not trashed, and we all go home happy. Editing, programming, electric bass, guitar, synthesizer, noise and drum machine by Altz and disc-scratching by DJ Kensei." - EM.

Artist: BANDON, DAO
Title: Kon Kee Lang Kwai (Man on a Water Buffalo): Essential Dao Bandon
Format: LP
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $25.00
"This is the second release in the re-launch of EM Records Thai music series. Paradise Bangkok, Soi 48 and EM have teamed up to deliver a series showcasing the extraordinary performances of some of Thailands greatest musical legends. For reasons unknowable, certain places in certain eras become hotbeds of music, fertile in their growth and flowering of musical talent. Thailand in the 1970s was such a place, and Dao Bandon is one of the enduring greats of that era. Born in the farm country of the Isan region, Bandon came from a poor family and was a monk during his teens, two great influences which shaped him, with his farm roots grounding the earthy heart of his lyrics, and his years of monastic chanting lending a unique resonance to his singing. After an apprenticeship with some of the greats of Thai music, Dao Bandon began to enjoy success leading his own band. The songs here, released in the 1970s, showcase the infectiously joyful Bandon groove, his mellifluous voice, and his captivating melodic sense. His lyrics deal with sex, love, marijuana, and the struggles of the poor, but no matter what he sings about, a sense of good cheer is always evident. Featuring parallel translations of the lyrics, in-depth liner notes, rare photos, and of course, great music, Man on a Water Buffalo is yet another example of Thai excellence from EM Records. English & Japanese text with Thai, English, and Japanese lyrics." - EM.
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Artist: BANDON, DAO
Title: Kon Kee Lang Kwai (Man on a Water Buffalo): Essential Dao Bandon
Format: CD
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $21.00
"This is the second release in the re-launch of EM Records Thai music series. Paradise Bangkok, Soi 48 and EM have teamed up to deliver a series showcasing the extraordinary performances of some of Thailands greatest musical legends. For reasons unknowable, certain places in certain eras become hotbeds of music, fertile in their growth and flowering of musical talent. Thailand in the 1970s was such a place, and Dao Bandon is one of the enduring greats of that era. Born in the farm country of the Isan region, Bandon came from a poor family and was a monk during his teens, two great influences which shaped him, with his farm roots grounding the earthy heart of his lyrics, and his years of monastic chanting lending a unique resonance to his singing. After an apprenticeship with some of the greats of Thai music, Dao Bandon began to enjoy success leading his own band. The songs here, released in the 1970s, showcase the infectiously joyful Bandon groove, his mellifluous voice, and his captivating melodic sense. His lyrics deal with sex, love, marijuana, and the struggles of the poor, but no matter what he sings about, a sense of good cheer is always evident. Featuring parallel translations of the lyrics, in-depth liner notes, rare photos, and of course, great music, Man on a Water Buffalo is yet another example of Thai excellence from EM Records. Housed in a standard jewel case. Includes a 24-page booklet with liner notes written by Soi 48 as well as rare photos. English & Japanese text with Thai, English, and Japanese lyrics." - EM.

Artist: BAY LAUREL, ALICIA
Title: Music from Living On the Earth
Format: LP
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $23.00
"Alicia Bay Laurel is well known as the writer and illustrator of one of the classic books of the back-to-the-earth movement, the 1970 hand-written guide to living the good life, Living On the Earth. She is also an accomplished singer, songwriter, and guitarist, the latter skill honed by studying with John Fahey. The songs on Music from Living On the Earth were composed concurrently with the writing of the book, permeated by the sun and soil of the commune life. Bright and earthy paeans to the natural world, featuring ABLs pure, strong, and uplifting voice atop her fluid, confident, and deft steel-string acoustic guitar fingerpicking, her style showing that she learned well from Fahey. She also collaborated with San Francisco Tape Music Center co-founder Ramon Sender Barayón, who contributes the 40-voice choral arrangement for the closing track. Although these songs were written as the 60s became the 70s, Music from Living On the Earth was actually recorded in 2000, first issued as a self-produced CD, and reissued on CD by EM Records in 2006 (EM 1047CD). This 2015 15th anniversary edition is its first appearance on vinyl, and includes liner notes by the artist as well as English and Japanese lyrics, allowing listeners to again hear ABLs blues, jazz, and Indian music influences meld with folk roots to glorious effect." - EM.

Artist: CAGE, JOHN
Title: John Cage Shock
Format: Double LP
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $31.00
"Special 2LP version of EM Records John Cage Shock series, compiled from the three CD releases. Featured works: 2655.988" for 2 Pianists and a String Player, Piano Music #7, 000", Variations II. Performers include: David Tudor, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Kenji Kobayashi, Yoko Ono and John Cage. Includes rare photos and liner notes in Japanese and English, plus commentary by Toshi Ichiyanagi." - EM.

Artist: CAGE, JOHN
Title: Shock Vol. 1
Format: CD
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $23.00
"In October 1962, John Cage and his great interpreter/co-visionary David Tudor visited Japan, performing seven concerts and exposing listeners to new musical worlds. This legendary "John Cage Shock," as it was dubbed by the critic Hidekazu Yoshida, is the source of this series of releases -- three CDs and a "best hits" double LP compilation. Recorded primarily at the Sogetsu Art Center in Tokyo on October 24, 1962 (with two performances from October 17 at Mido-Kaikan in Osaka), all recordings in this series are previously-unreleased. A major historical trove, unearthed. The performances on this tour featured Cage and Tudor with some noteworthy Japanese musicians playing pieces by Cage and a number of other composers. Volume 1 begins with Toru Takemitsus Corona for Pianists (1962), played by Tudor and Yuji Takahashi, an indeterminate piece scored using transparencies, a sign of Cages influence on younger Japanese composers of the era. Following this is Duo for Violinist and Pianist (1961) by Christian Wolff, written specifically for David Tudor and violinist Kenji Kobayashi. The final piece, a near-20-minute realization of Variations II (1961), is a rare example of the rougher side of Cage, work that presaged much of the live electronic music and noise of the following decades, an aspect of his oeuvre which is woefully under-represented on CD. Cage and Tudor, using well-amplified contact microphones on a piano, deliver an electrifying performance, alternating distorted stretches of harsh 60s reality with bountiful silences. The John Cage Shock series features truly historical recordings, all previously-unreleased, of compositions by an amazing roster of international composers. The intensity of these has remained hidden and unheard for half a century, but remains undiminished. Features rare photos plus liner notes in Japanese and English with commentary by Toshi Ichiyanagi." - EM.

Artist: CAGE, JOHN
Title: Shock Vol. 2
Format: CD
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $23.00
"Volume 2 in EM Records John Cage Shock series lifts off with a fiery example of David Tudors piano virtuosity, his mastery of dynamics well-evident in a performance of Klavierstücke X (1961) by Karlheinz Stockhausen. The titular shock of this series is delivered even more forcefully with the next piece, John Cages 2655.988" for 2 Pianists and a String Player (1961), which was first performed the year before in Darmstadt by Tudor and Kenji Kobayashi, a combination of two of Cages solo pieces. The performance here, from Osaka, has a slightly altered title and the composition becomes a seismic quartet with the addition of Toshi Ichiyanagi and Yoko Ono, with the four performers providing acutely-angled blasts of sound. Features rare photos plus liner notes in Japanese and English plus commentary by Toshi Ichiyanagi." - EM.

Artist: CAGE, JOHN
Title: Shock Vol. 3
Format: CD
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $23.00
"The final CD of the John Cage Shock series features John Cages 000" (1962), also referred to as 433" No. 2, performed by the composer, with daily activities such as writing and drinking coffee amplified by contact microphones into sonic abstraction, following the scores directions: "with maximum amplification (no feedback), perform a disciplined action." Next is Composition II for 2 Pianos (1960/1961) by Michael von Biel, lovely and sparse, performed by David Tudor and Toshi Ichiyanagi. The disc closes with Ichiyanagis Piano Music #7 (1961), performed also by Tudor and Ichiyanagi, beds of silence disrupted by pianistic stabs, music box madness, traffic recordings, percussive thumps, tape manipulations and more. Features rare photos plus liner notes in Japanese and English plus commentary by Toshi Ichiyanagi." - EM.

Artist: CARROLL & FRIENDS, CORKY
Title: Laid Back
Format: CD
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $21.00
"Laid Back by Corky Carroll & Friends is a warm-hued snapshot of the musical life of one segment of the American surfing world, circa 1971. This album, the first ever recorded by true surfers, captures the relaxed, truly laid back feeling of the surfing life. The album features none of the tropes of "surf music": no reverb, no sugary vocal harmonies. Simply recorded with warm fidelity, what we hear is pro-surfer Corky Carroll and his surfer pals in various combinations delivering songs and instrumental pieces, perfectly capturing the sultry seaside atmosphere and their idyllic oceanic lives. All the performers were, in Corkys words, "real surfers" (unlike the Beach Boys), well-recorded in casual circumstances in California in 1971. Beginning (and closing) with Hawaii-born master board-maker Raymond Pattersons joyful slack-key guitar fantasias, the album features the famed Denny Aarberg on guitar (with Kathy Dragon of the legendary Dragon family), the articulate folk picking of David Lyons, Al Oakies affable acoustic blues (with some fine harmonica), and the folky guitar playing of Carroll himself. A blend of vocal and instrumental pieces, the album is largely acoustic, and even the two tracks with electric instruments (from the band Hana, with electric pianist Jon Close, guitarists Dave Rullo and Herb Torrens, and bassist Dave Shoffner, surfers all) do not break the serenity of the calm, Pacific mood. Laid Back was Carrolls first recording, released independently on Rural Records (jointly run by Carroll and Dennis Dragon) while Carroll was still surfing professionally. Dragon, a skilled engineer, and Carroll "travelled up and down the California coast with (Dragons) mobile recording setup and recorded this music in these peoples living rooms and garages." You can feel the ocean nearby. Laid Back, a long-prized treasure, is an oceanic balm retrieved from the waves of time and offered to all by EM Records. Housed in a cardboard sleeve jacket plus an insert with liner notes written by Corky Carroll." -EM

Artist: CARROLL & FRIENDS, CORKY
Title: Laid Back
Format: LP
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $38.00
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Artist: COLLINS, NICOLAS
Title: Devils Music
Format: CD/CD-ROM
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $25.00
"EM Records presents the CD and vinyl reissue of U.S. experimental electro-acoustic artist/circuit bender Nicolas Collins live radio sampling masterpiece, Devils Music, originally released on vinyl in 1986. Born and raised in New York City, Nicolas Collins has been hugely influential in contemporary electronic music, having performed world-wide for many years, collaborating with Christian Marclay, Elliot Sharp, David Shea, David Tudor and John Zorn, composing, recording, modifying circuits and inventing instruments, and spreading the good word through his writing (Handmade Electronic Music -- The Art Of Hardware Hacking 2nd Edition; Routledge, 2009) and teaching (Department of Sound, School of the Art Institute of Chicago). The pieces released here are only part of his ongoing, multifaceted and truly experimental activities. This edition of Devils Music is served up in all its stuttering glory, a time capsule of the mid-80s New York City airwaves, acclaimed by Philip Sherburne as "an early template for techno," with a feel somewhat akin to scratching turntablist madness, a block-rocking party put through a blender and re-assembled by body-popping demons. Also included is "Real Landscape," a 1987 "remix" recorded in Europe (originally released on cassette), and (CD-only) "The Spark Heard Round The World," a fascinating tape piece sourced from multi-band radio and scanner recordings, plus a video of a live performance of "Devils Music" from 1987 in Birmingham, Alabama. And if youre still not satisfied, CD purchasers also get a downloadable software version of the original hardware circuitry used for Devils Music which, a la David Tudor, constitutes the original composition itself. Make your own "Devils Music!" Devils Music is available on 2LP vinyl in a gatefold sleeve, and double CD in a triple-gatefold sleeve (with bonus audio track plus CD-Extra and software). 24-bit digitally remastered; containing a booklet with text in English & Japanese, including rare photos." -EM

Artist: COLLINS, NICOLAS
Title: Devils Music
Format: Double LP
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $31.00
"EM Records presents the CD and vinyl reissue of U.S. experimental electro-acoustic artist/circuit bender Nicolas Collins live radio sampling masterpiece, Devils Music, originally released on vinyl in 1986. Born and raised in New York City, Nicolas Collins has been hugely influential in contemporary electronic music, having performed world-wide for many years, collaborating with Christian Marclay, Elliot Sharp, David Shea, David Tudor and John Zorn, composing, recording, modifying circuits and inventing instruments, and spreading the good word through his writing (Handmade Electronic Music -- The Art Of Hardware Hacking 2nd Edition; Routledge, 2009) and teaching (Department of Sound, School of the Art Institute of Chicago). The pieces released here are only part of his ongoing, multifaceted and truly experimental activities. This edition of Devils Music is served up in all its stuttering glory, a time capsule of the mid-80s New York City airwaves, acclaimed by Philip Sherburne as "an early template for techno," with a feel somewhat akin to scratching turntablist madness, a block-rocking party put through a blender and re-assembled by body-popping demons. Also included is "Real Landscape," a 1987 "remix" recorded in Europe (originally released on cassette), and (CD-only) "The Spark Heard Round The World," a fascinating tape piece sourced from multi-band radio and scanner recordings, plus a video of a live performance of "Devils Music" from 1987 in Birmingham, Alabama. And if youre still not satisfied, CD purchasers also get a downloadable software version of the original hardware circuitry used for Devils Music which, a la David Tudor, constitutes the original composition itself. Make your own "Devils Music!" Devils Music is available on 2LP vinyl in a gatefold sleeve, and double CD in a triple-gatefold sleeve (with bonus audio track plus CD-Extra and software). 24-bit digitally remastered; containing a booklet with text in English & Japanese, including rare photos." -EM

Artist: COMPUMA MEETS HAKU
Title: The Reconstruction of "Na Mele A Ka Haku"
Format: 12"
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $19.00
"Compuma aka Koichi Matsunaga reaches back through time to 1970s Hawaii to perform a mind meld, with his old-school Roland drum machines and present-era compumagic Vulcanizing and reshaping Hakus original home-grown analog synth madness. Haku aka Frank Tavares composed a number of theater pieces and songs to highlight the multiethnic character of his native Hawaii, and released an LP of his compositions in 1975 (reissued by Em in 2015 (EM 1136CD/LP)). In Hakus work, new age musical elements, traditional Hawaiian music, and unclassifiable madness, all played on glorious analog synths, come together to form songs and stories delivered in Hawaiian, Japanese, and English. Not merely a remix, this is a synergistic reconstruction, a transformation at the molecular level in which Hakus source-code DNA is reborn in 2015 on 12" vinyl." - EM.

Artist: CURA, DOMINGO
Title: Tiempo De Percusion: An Anthology, 1971-77
Format: LP
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $21.00
"Despite tremendous political upheaval, Argentina in the 1960s and 1970s witnessed a remarkable musical flowering in which traditional "folklore" styles were embraced and updated by a new generation of musicians who fused traditional Argentinian rhythms and musical forms with elements of rock, soul, funk and jazz. Percussionist Domingo Cura was at the center of these exciting musical developments. Born in 1947 in Santiago del Estero province in northern Argentina, he moved to Buenos Aires at the age of 18, where he joined the band of harmonicist Victor Hugo Diaz. In the 1960s, Cura became the rhythmic heart of much Argentinian music, playing with Ariel Ramirez, Mercedes Sosa, Astor Piazolla and Gato Barbieri. Cura also worked closely with Eduardo Lagos, playing on every track of Lagoss 1969 debut album Asi Nos Gusta, a landmark of the modern Argentinian folklore sound. This release is a compilation of the finest moments from Domingo Curas four solo albums released during the period 1971 to 1977, featuring Curas propulsive mastery of the traditional bombo drum as well as other percussion instruments. The music ranges from DJ-friendly percussion workouts to piano-dappled rhythmic fantasias, Afro-Latin sax grooves to pieces with a more typically "South American" feel, featuring guitars and flutes. But it all coheres, driven along by Curas percussive vision, magnificently displayed on the opening track "Percusion," a groundbreaking multi-track groove monster. For all percussion lovers and fans of world music. Featuring a lovely collage cover by Finnish musician and artist Kuupuu. Newly remastered in a fine quality pressing." -Em.




Artist: DAO-UDON, HONGTHONG
Title: Bump Lam Phloen: Essential Hongthong Dao-udon
Format: CD
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $19.00
"How can we explain the power of music? How can songs delivered in a language that we dont understand move us so? This collection contains the very best songs from Hongthong Dao-udon, one of the great Thai singers of the "third generation" of Molam singers and one of the artists who succeeded in fusing Molam with Luk Thung, thus triggering a new generation of singers; in fact, she was the first to sing both genres from the beginning of her career, considering herself to be situated happily between the two styles. But none of this matters, finally, to the listener. This is music, not musicology, and Hongthong Dao-udon sings to us, not the pedants. Her career was brief, and these songs from the late 70s and early 80s are her very best, showcasing her rich vibrato, her masterful control, and the undeniable emotional power of her voice, and carrying us from joy and whimsy to melancholy and desolation. Produced mainly byDoi Inthanon, a legendary independent producer, these songs were very popular in Thailand, and it is easy to hear why, with strong melodies, impeccable swing, interesting arrangements, and, of course, Dao-udons thrilling voice. With two songs previously unavailable on CD, as well as her first recording and her biggest hits, this is essential. Includes 20-page booklet. Selection, liner notes, and cover art by Soi 48." - EM.

Artist: DAO-UDON, HONGTHONG
Title: Bump Lam Phloen: Essential Hongthong Dao-udon
Format: LP
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $24.00
“LP version with insert. How can we explain the power of music? How can songs delivered in a language that we dont understand move us so? This collection contains the very best songs from Hongthong Dao-udon, one of the great Thai singers of the "third generation" of Molam singers and one of the artists who succeeded in fusing Molam with Luk Thung, thus triggering a new generation of singers; in fact, she was the first to sing both genres from the beginning of her career, considering herself to be situated happily between the two styles. But none of this matters, finally, to the listener. This is music, not musicology, and Hongthong Dao-udon sings to us, not the pedants. Her career was brief, and these songs from the late 70s and early 80s are her very best, showcasing her rich vibrato, her masterful control, and the undeniable emotional power of her voice, and carrying us from joy and whimsy to melancholy and desolation. Produced mainly by Doi Inthanon, a legendary independent producer, these songs were very popular in Thailand, and it is easy to hear why, with strong melodies, impeccable swing, interesting arrangements, and, of course, Dao-udons thrilling voice.” - EM.

Artist: EATON, WILLIAM
Title: Music By William Eaton
Format: CD
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $24.00
Originally released in 1978, this was a private-press album from an experimental stringed instrument builder (the photos of said instruments in this booket are mindblowing). First time re-issue on CD. "When I started building instruments, playing guitar took on a whole new dimension. The process of envisioning the design, drawing the plans, making templates, cutting, carving, and gluing revealed new insights about the construction, inner workings and physical mechanics of guitars and stringed instruments. From the conception to the birth of each instrument, new layers of meaning unfolded. During this time I sought out quiet natural environments to play and listen to the voice of my 6-string, 12-string, 26-string (Elesion Harmonium) and double neck quadraphonic electric guitar. Deep canyons contained a beautiful resonant quality and echo. A star lit night with a full moon provided all the reflection and endless space by which to project music into the cosmos. The sound of a bubbling stream and singing birds added a natural symphonic tapestry to a melody or chord pattern. These were solo sessions where I felt integrally connected to all that was happening. As I perceived it, everything was participating in a serendipitous dance. Everything was part of the music. I decided to record an instrumental album of music. The idea was simple; it would be a series of tone poems with no titles or any information attached, only the words Music by William Eaton. It was conceived as a limited edition of 1000 copies, with no more to be pressed. While some of the songs evolved out of composed chord progressions, most of the songs were played spontaneously, only on the occasion of the recording. These improvised songs havent been played since." -William Eaton.

Artist: FAITED, THONGHUAD
Title: Diew Sor Isan
Format: CD
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $21.00
"Subtitled: The North East Thai Violin Of Thonghuad Faited. Em Records returns to Thailand, this time back to 1970s Isan. For Em Records latest foray into unchartered musical territory, we are concentrating on the sor from Thailand, the traditional two-stringed violin that is a mainstay of Isan musical culture. Diew Sor Isan: The North East Thai Violin Of Thonghuad Faited focuses on the talents of one of the instruments greatest proponents and brings his key releases together onto one anthology for the first time. Thonghuad Faited comes from the "molam" tradition, the dominant rural music that hails from Isan, the northeast Thai province that borders with Laos and Cambodia. Underpinned by woozy basslines, drones and clattering percussion, his music is characterized by sprightly melodies through to haunting dirges that could come from as far a field as eastern China, or even the Celtic traditions of Ireland. Detailed notes trace his history from humble beginnings to playing up to five gigs a night in Bangkok at the peak of his fame. Whether its playing beautifully-crafted solo pieces, or providing a counterpoint for raw vocal work, Thonghuad Faited is a nationally-recognized master of his craft who has additionally cut sides with dozens of established singers over the years, such as Waipod Petchsupan and Angkanang Kunchai. Percussive, otherworldly and universal, Em Records is proud to present this unique music to the world, much of it released outside of Thailand for the first time. Housed in a gatefold cardboard sleeve jacket plus inserts with liner notes in English and Japanese." -EmM

Artist: FAITED, THONGHUAD
Title: Diew Sor Isan
Format: LP
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $23.00
"Subtitled: The North East Thai Violin Of Thonghuad Faited. Em Records returns to Thailand, this time back to 1970s Isan. For Em Records latest foray into unchartered musical territory, we are concentrating on the sor from Thailand, the traditional two-stringed violin that is a mainstay of Isan musical culture. Diew Sor Isan: The North East Thai Violin Of Thonghuad Faited focuses on the talents of one of the instruments greatest proponents and brings his key releases together onto one anthology for the first time. Thonghuad Faited comes from the "molam" tradition, the dominant rural music that hails from Isan, the northeast Thai province that borders with Laos and Cambodia. Underpinned by woozy basslines, drones and clattering percussion, his music is characterized by sprightly melodies through to haunting dirges that could come from as far a field as eastern China, or even the Celtic traditions of Ireland. Detailed notes trace his history from humble beginnings to playing up to five gigs a night in Bangkok at the peak of his fame. Whether its playing beautifully-crafted solo pieces, or providing a counterpoint for raw vocal work, Thonghuad Faited is a nationally-recognized master of his craft who has additionally cut sides with dozens of established singers over the years, such as Waipod Petchsupan and Angkanang Kunchai. Percussive, otherworldly and universal, Em Records is proud to present this unique music to the world, much of it released outside of Thailand for the first time. Includes liner notes in English and Japanese." -EM.

Artist: FASAWANG, KHWANTA
Title: Lam Phaen Motorsai Tham Saep: The Best of Lam Phaen Sister No. 1
Format: CD
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $19.00
"The best of Khwanta Fasawang, the number-one soulful sister of 1980s lam phaen, queen of the cassette era. She was chosen, from over a thousand demo tapes, by legendary producer and songwriter Doi Inthanon, who wanted to create a new streetwise dance music. The lam phaen genre was the result, and Khwanta Fasawang was the singer he chose to be its representative. Combining earlier musical trajectories with electronic elements and lyrics dealing with drinking and love, money and motorcycles, Khwanta led the cassette-format lam phaen boom of the early 80s, gaining great popularity in both her native Isan and across the whole country. A change in lyrical concerns and the use of electronics has parallels with Jamaican dancehall, and this music can be heard as one of the roots of lam sin, the Thai bass music that began in the 80s and 90s, but these recordings are not mere musicology. This is living music, and very fine music at that. Queen Khwanta, Sister Fasawang. She cant be denied. Selection, liner notes, and cover art by Soi 48. Includes 20-page booklet with English liner notes and lyrics.” - EM.

Artist: FASAWANG, KHWANTA
Title: Lam Phaen Motorsai Tham Saep: The Best of Lam Phaen Sister No. 1
Format: LP
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $23.00
"The best of Khwanta Fasawang, the number-one soulful sister of 1980s lam phaen, queen of the cassette era. She was chosen, from over a thousand demo tapes, by legendary producer and songwriter Doi Inthanon, who wanted to create a new streetwise dance music. The lam phaen genre was the result, and Khwanta Fasawang was the singer he chose to be its representative. Combining earlier musical trajectories with electronic elements and lyrics dealing with drinking and love, money and motorcycles, Khwanta led the cassette-format lam phaen boom of the early 80s, gaining great popularity in both her native Isan and across the whole country. A change in lyrical concerns and the use of electronics has parallels with Jamaican dancehall, and this music can be heard as one of the roots of lam sin, the Thai bass music that began in the 80s and 90s, but these recordings are not mere musicology. This is living music, and very fine music at that. Queen Khwanta, Sister Fasawang. She cant be denied. Selection, liner notes, and cover art by Soi 48." - Em.

Artist: FASSETT, JIM
Title: Symphony of the Birds
Format: CD
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $21.00
"2013 repress, originally released in 2006. Symphony of the Birds is a CD reissue of the historical 1950s LP, featuring a three-track multi-speed tape collage, "Symphony," made by ONLY natures birdsongs (its REAL), plus regular-speed and time-stretched field recordings, and explanations from the man himself. Jim Fassett was the musical director of CBS radio in the 50s-60s, and also famous as the author of another concrete work, Strange to Your Ears in the 50s. The kinda roots of recent field recordings/drones stuff. Total birdsong mania! Huge booklet of photos and (mostly Japanese-only) texts -- so big that EM actually uses a slightly larger-than-normal jewel case to make it fit!" -EM.

Artist: FINIS AFRICAE
Title: A Last Discovery: The Essential Collection, 1984-2001
Format: Double LP
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $29.00
"Gatefold double LP version. Contains two bonus tracks not found on the CD version. Finis Africæ (or Finis Africae): words redolent of mystery and myth, of Europe looking out to new lands, new worlds, new times. And so it is with A Last Discovery, the work of Spaniard Juan Alberto Arteche Guel, and his musical co-adventurers, recorded between 1984 and 2001. After 15 years of musical success in Spain with his band Nuestro Pequeño Mundo, Arteche was ready to experiment with new ideas, and with the purchase of a four-track reel-to-reel recorder he did so, exploring imaginary global music-worlds with a core of like-minded explorers. The group, dubbed Finis Africæ by JAA after reading Umberto Ecos The Name of the Rose, where the term refers to forbidden books and hidden knowledge, released seven recordings over an 18-year period, the best of which are compiled here. Finis Africæ was part of the "new wave" of Spanish music which gradually emerged after the end of the Francoist regime. Using modern electric instruments and traditional acoustic instruments from many cultures blended together via studio alchemy, a magic which grew even stronger with the acquisition of a 16-track recorder after their second release, Finis Africæ created an outward-looking musical multiverse, an unclassifiable amalgam encompassing elements of folk traditions from all over the world, skillfully and lovingly shaped into an inclusive pan-global whole. Deeply influenced by African music, the groups reverberant, organic minimal funk will appeal to DJs as well as all who yearn for the loving warmth that comes with the embrace of global possibilities. With liner notes in Spanish, English and Japanese by JAA, A Last Discovery, is the first release by Finis Africae outside of their native Spain. Come take a retrospective journey of discovery where new worlds await." -EM.
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Artist: FINIS AFRICAE
Title: A Last Discovery: The Essential Collection, 1984-2001
Format: CD
Label: EM
Country: France
Price: $21.00
"Finis Africæ (or Finis Africae): words redolent of mystery and myth, of Europe looking out to new lands, new worlds, new times. And so it is with A Last Discovery, the work of Spaniard Juan Alberto Arteche Guel, and his musical co-adventurers, recorded between 1984 and 2001. After 15 years of musical success in Spain with his band Nuestro Pequeño Mundo, Arteche was ready to experiment with new ideas, and with the purchase of a four-track reel-to-reel recorder he did so, exploring imaginary global music-worlds with a core of like-minded explorers. The group, dubbed Finis Africæ by JAA after reading Umberto Ecos The Name of the Rose, where the term refers to forbidden books and hidden knowledge, released seven recordings over an 18-year period, the best of which are compiled here. Finis Africæ was part of the "new wave" of Spanish music which gradually emerged after the end of the Francoist regime. Using modern electric instruments and traditional acoustic instruments from many cultures blended together via studio alchemy, a magic which grew even stronger with the acquisition of a 16-track recorder after their second release, Finis Africæ created an outward-looking musical multiverse, an unclassifiable amalgam encompassing elements of folk traditions from all over the world, skillfully and lovingly shaped into an inclusive pan-global whole. Deeply influenced by African music, the groups reverberant, organic minimal funk will appeal to DJs as well as all who yearn for the loving warmth that comes with the embrace of global possibilities. With liner notes in Spanish, English and Japanese by JAA, A Last Discovery, is the first release by Finis Africae outside of their native Spain. Come take a retrospective journey of discovery where new worlds await." -EM.

Artist: FINIS AFRICAE
Title: El Secreto de las 12 (The Secret of 12 OClock)
Format: CD
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $18.00
"El Secreto de las 12 (The Secret of 12 OClock) is the second EM Records release by Spaniard Juan Alberto Arteche Guels Finis Africae project. This release collects six pieces from Finis Africaes three 1980s albums, pieces not released on A Last Discovery (EM 1113CD/LP). This collection captures Finis Africae in a more spiritual mode, organic and flowing, with some prominent drone textures, featuring a wide range of instruments including flutes, hand percussion, guitar, sax, keyboards and synths, combined with field recordings in a music which could be heard as a less-chilly and more organic parallel Fifth World to Jon Hassells Fourth. The title track, "El Secreto de las 12," is a Balearic chill-out classic, a firm favorite of Cafe Del Mar DJ Jose Padilla, who spun the track during his sunset sets on Ibiza. This track has circulated only on cassettes for years. "El Secreto" and the accompanying tracks are back, sure to appeal not only to chill-outers and nostalgic DJs, but fans of New Age sounds and organic music. Secret no longer." - EM

Artist: FINIS AFRICAE
Title: El Secreto de las 12 (The Secret of 12 OClock)
Format: LP
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $21.00
"El Secreto de las 12 (The Secret of 12 OClock) is the second EM Records release by Spaniard Juan Alberto Arteche Guels Finis Africae project. This release collects six pieces from Finis Africaes three 1980s albums, pieces not released on A Last Discovery (EM 1113CD/LP). This collection captures Finis Africae in a more spiritual mode, organic and flowing, with some prominent drone textures, featuring a wide range of instruments including flutes, hand percussion, guitar, sax, keyboards and synths, combined with field recordings in a music which could be heard as a less-chilly and more organic parallel Fifth World to Jon Hassells Fourth. The title track, "El Secreto de las 12," is a Balearic chill-out classic, a firm favorite of Cafe Del Mar DJ Jose Padilla, who spun the track during his sunset sets on Ibiza. This track has circulated only on cassettes for years. "El Secreto" and the accompanying tracks are back, sure to appeal not only to chill-outers and nostalgic DJs, but fans of New Age sounds and organic music. Secret no longer." - EM.
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Artist: FROM SCRATCH
Title: Five Rhythm Works
Format: LP
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $25.00
"Includes insert. Beginning in 1974 and based in New Zealand, the sound-performance group From Scratch used an evolving array of percussion instruments -- including found and repurposed objects as well as custom-made percussion instruments -- to create a distinctive rhythmic music, texturally rich and tonally sumptuous. The music has a sophisticated, fluid, and intelligent polyrhythmic drive and prominently features pitched percussion, using microtunings and just intonation in tightly structured pieces that evolve and mutate around intricately interlocking melodic and rhythmic elements. Given their Pacific identity, one can find similarities with a number of Asian Pacific musics; their music will appeal to open-eared listeners interested in such musics, and it will also intrigue admirers of the early work of Steve Reich and Terry Riley. Formed by Phil Dadson upon his return to New Zealand following his late-60s involvement in the UK with Cornelius Cardews Scratch Orchestra, Aucklands From Scratch embraced an egalitarian ethic, focusing on cooperation, integration, and the union of opposites. These principles are clearly heard in the music here, with all the players interlocking and with the music exploring and exploding the polarities of melody/rhythm, local/global, group/individual, minimal/maximal. These four tracks, ranging from 1974 to 1982, are propulsive and yet serene; percussive and yet sweetly tonal; and toe-tappingly alert, forming an immersive and distinctive soundworld. All tracks here are newly remastered from the original master tapes; "Passage" was the groups first recording and is previously unissued. Includes English liner notes by Andrew Clifford and rare photos." - EM.

Artist: GIBBS & THE U.S. STEEL ORCHESTRA, JOHN
Title: Jouvert
Format: 12"
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $18.00
"EM Records presents a new addition to their EM Steel Pan Series from John Gibbs And The Unlimited Sound Of Steel Orchestra. In anticipation of the release of their 1977 album Steel Funk on CD/LP, EM is issuing two 12" singles ahead of the album. "Jouvert" is a non-album track which was originally recorded and released in 1979 as a 12" single, in co-operation with legendary Philly Soul producer Louis Anthony deLise. This version is, surprisingly, a previously unissued original version that was held in the vaults by the artist for 35 years, after the "remixed" 12" version was released in 1979. Transferred from the original master tape and newly mastered. Remixed with respect by Lord Echo, a rising star from New Zealand, featuring his trademark cutting guitar playing. Both tracks are NOT on the upcoming EM Records album." - EM.

Artist: GIBBS & THE U.S. STEEL ORCHESTRA, JOHN
Title: Trinidad (Disco Mix)
Format: 12"
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $18.00
"EM Records proudly announces a new addition to their EM Steel Pan Series, John Gibbs And The Unlimited Sound Of Steel Orchestra. They are preparing to release their fine 1977 album Steel Funk on CD/LP, and as an appetizer they will issue two 12" singles ahead of the album. "Trinidad (Disco Mix)" is a remixed version of the album track "Trinidad & Tobago," and was originally issued in 1977 as a remixed 12" single for the dance market on Gibbs own label, in co-operation with the legendary Philly Soul producer Louis Anthony deLise. Its a cheerful garage/disco classic beloved by Larry Levan. Transferred from the original master tape and newly mastered. Hair Stylistics is Masaya Nakahara, formerly Boryoku Onsen Geisha (Violent Onsen Geisha), who re-edited this previously-unissued long version and transformed it with respect. Both tracks are NOT on the upcoming EM Records album." - EM Records.

Artist: GIBBS AND THE UNLIMITED SOUND OF STEEL ORCHESTRA, JOHN
Title: Steel Funk
Format: LP
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $25.00
Following the appetizer of the two 12" singles "Trinidad (Disco Mix)" and "JOuvert," EM Records now serves up the main dish, the fine 1977 album Steel Funk by John Gibbs And The Unlimited Sound Of Steel Orchestra, a new addition to the "EM Steel Pan Series." Trinidadian steel-pan player John A. Gibbs studied science at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica where he earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees and formed The Jamaica All Stars Steel Band. This was the start of a dual career in science and music that eventually took him to the United States. He moved to Philadelphia in the mid-70s and met Philly arranger/producer Louis A. deLise, with whom he collaborated to create a new steel pan music, welding Trinidadian steel music to Philly soul. He researched and advocated a new style of steel pan music, describing the steel pan as an "omnivibraphone" in his 1978 book The Unit Steel Band, in which he combined his scientific and musical backgrounds to illuminate the physics of the steel pan. Gibbs innate musicality comes to the fore on Steel Funk, where he compiles several years of experience with deLise into an appealing Trini-Philly groove union, with the five steel pan players of the Unlimited Sound Of Steel Orchestra working in sync with a 30-piece studio orchestra of brass, strings and rhythm. The songs range from Calypso to film theme to pop standard, covers and originals, but Steel Funk is not a chintzy pastiche, its a glorious unity. EM Records offers this re-release as "the 2014 version," newly remastered, with improved sound quality, a different track order, and new cover art drawn by Yoshihiro Tsuyama/2Yang. NOTE: All tracks are NOT duplicated on the two 12" singles "Trinidad (Disco Mix)" and "JOuvert." - EM.

Artist: GIBBS AND THE UNLIMITED SOUND OF STEEL ORCHESTRA, JOHN
Title: Steel Funk
Format: CD
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $21.00
"Following the appetizer of the two 12" singles "Trinidad (Disco Mix)" and "JOuvert," EM Records now serves up the main dish, the fine 1977 album Steel Funk by John Gibbs And The Unlimited Sound Of Steel Orchestra, a new addition to the "EM Steel Pan Series." Trinidadian steel-pan player John A. Gibbs studied science at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica where he earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees and formed The Jamaica All Stars Steel Band. This was the start of a dual career in science and music that eventually took him to the United States. He moved to Philadelphia in the mid-70s and met Philly arranger/producer Louis A. deLise, with whom he collaborated to create a new steel pan music, welding Trinidadian steel music to Philly soul. He researched and advocated a new style of steel pan music, describing the steel pan as an "omnivibraphone" in his 1978 book The Unit Steel Band, in which he combined his scientific and musical backgrounds to illuminate the physics of the steel pan. Gibbs innate musicality comes to the fore on Steel Funk, where he compiles several years of experience with deLise into an appealing Trini-Philly groove union, with the five steel pan players of the Unlimited Sound Of Steel Orchestra working in sync with a 30-piece studio orchestra of brass, strings and rhythm. The songs range from Calypso to film theme to pop standard, covers and originals, but Steel Funk is not a chintzy pastiche, its a glorious unity. EM Records offers this re-release as "the 2014 version," newly remastered, with improved sound quality, a different track order, and new cover art drawn by Yoshihiro Tsuyama/2Yang. NOTE: All tracks are NOT duplicated on the two 12" singles "Trinidad (Disco Mix)" and "JOuvert"". - EM.

Artist: GUTHRIE, NORA
Title: Emilys Illness/Home Before Dark
Format: 7"
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $13.00
"Nora Guthries ultra-rare "Emilys Illness" is a lost gem of songcraft originally released in 1967, now reissued in the same 7" vinyl format (b/w "Home Before Dark") as the original. Featuring the pure vocals of the 17-year-old daughter of Woody Guthrie, "Emilys Illness" was written by Eric Eisner (The Strangers) and impeccably arranged by Artie Schroeck. A romantic collaboration of psychedelia, pop, and acid-folk, but informed by the harmonic and rhythmic developments of João Gilberto and jazz." - EM.

Artist: HAKU
Title: Na Mele A Ka Haku (Music of Haku)
Format: LP
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $23.00
"Synthesizers and the human voice. Hawaii. The 1970s. Haku, aka Frank Tavares, a writer and musician, had a deep respect for the multiethnic character of his native Hawaii, and composed a number of theater pieces and songs to highlight this culture. However, he avoided many of the standard musical tropes, choosing to build his own studio and make all the music on synthesizers, a first for Hawaii. New age musical elements, traditional Hawaiian music, and unclassifiable madness, all played on glorious analog synths, are the foundation for songs and stories delivered in Hawaiian, Japanese, and English, reflecting Hawaiis multiethnic nature. Developed and recorded over several years, released in 1975 on vinyl, and woefully hard to find, it is now reissued for the first time." - EM.
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Artist: HAKU
Title: Na Mele A Ka Haku (Music of Haku)
Format: CD
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $18.00
"Synthesizers and the human voice. Hawaii. The 1970s. Haku, aka Frank Tavares, a writer and musician, had a deep respect for the multiethnic character of his native Hawaii, and composed a number of theater pieces and songs to highlight this culture. However, he avoided many of the standard musical tropes, choosing to build his own studio and make all the music on synthesizers, a first for Hawaii. New age musical elements, traditional Hawaiian music, and unclassifiable madness, all played on glorious analog synths, are the foundation for songs and stories delivered in Hawaiian, Japanese, and English, reflecting Hawaiis multiethnic nature. Developed and recorded over several years, released in 1975 on vinyl, and woefully hard to find, it is now reissued for the first time.” - EM.

Artist: IASOS
Title: Inter-Dimensional Music
Format: CD
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $24.00
"CD reissue of the 1978 debut LP by the original new age music legend, Iasos. 15 tracks (including 3 bonus tracks) of original analog bliss. It is NOT the typical sounds like average new age music we found throughout the 80s, it is a trippy exotic psych sound having roots in 60s West Coast experimental music. A cornerstone of new age music by real new agers." "l find lasos inter-dimensional music needing new words to describe it. I feel as though I were entering a new world - a new and very profoundly beautiful world." - Buckminster Fuller.

Artist: INRYO-FUEN
Title: Early Works 1980-82
Format: CD
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $21.00
"With this release, EM Records shine a light into the dark and yet strangely uplifting world of Inryo-fuens early 80s wonderland: a surreal, adventurously analog, positively negative realm of freedom. Following the EM Records release of Inryo-fuens enigmatic Ho-aku (EM 1125CD), Early Years 1980-82 collects the bands earliest recordings, originally released on flexi and vinyl, here re-edited, re-mixed and remastered. With enlightening notes by band member Jun Harada providing historical background and recording information, stressing their love of improvisation and their ongoing quest for liberation, this is a landmark release, offering a glimpse into a hitherto inaccessible netherworld of the Tokyo/Yokohama post-punk underground. The music here, all improvised, with many of the pieces recorded live, have an edge-of-the-world electricity, informed by the groups fascination with the Surrealist idea of Automatic Writing. The launch point is a brutalist, knuckle-dragging Conrad/Faust thug-riff featuring the hectoring rants of a stage-invading student activist, dramatically melded with the music by the sound engineer. From there we traverse manifold realms, variously propulsive and static, dense and pointillistic, threatening and whimsical, opaque and translucent. Inryo-fuens searching use of the basic rock instrumentation of drums, bass and guitar is augmented with keyboards and, on one piece, acoustic instrumentation. No overdubs, no vocals. Only sound and freedom. Includes liner notes in English and Japanese, as well as photos." - EM.

Artist: INRYO-FUEN
Title: Early Works 1980-82
Format: LP
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $25.00
"Vinyl version with 4 tracks (from the 6-track CD). Innersleeve with liner notes and lyrics, as well as photos. With this release, EM Records shine a light into the dark and yet strangely uplifting world of Inryo-fuens early 80s wonderland: a surreal, adventurously analog, positively negative realm of freedom. Following the EM Records release of Inryo-fuens enigmatic Ho-aku (EM 1125CD), Early Years 1980-82 collects the bands earliest recordings, originally released on flexi and vinyl, here re-edited, re-mixed and remastered. With enlightening notes by band member Jun Harada providing historical background and recording information, stressing their love of improvisation and their ongoing quest for liberation, this is a landmark release, offering a glimpse into a hitherto inaccessible netherworld of the Tokyo/Yokohama post-punk underground. The music here, all improvised, with many of the pieces recorded live, have an edge-of-the-world electricity, informed by the groups fascination with the Surrealist idea of Automatic Writing. The launch point is a brutalist, knuckle-dragging Conrad/Faust thug-riff featuring the hectoring rants of a stage-invading student activist, dramatically melded with the music by the sound engineer. From there we traverse manifold realms, variously propulsive and static, dense and pointillistic, threatening and whimsical, opaque and translucent. Inryo-fuens searching use of the basic rock instrumentation of drums, bass and guitar is augmented with keyboards and, on one piece, acoustic instrumentation. No overdubs, no vocals. Only sound and freedom." - EM. EMs surprising (and for EM, thats saying quite a bit) reissue campaign for INRYO-FUEN continues.. The “Early Works 1980-82” CD is now on LP, featuring the LP and 7” flexi we carried waaay back in the late 90s, along with tons of other Cragale “deadstock”.. Highly recommended!

Artist: INRYO-FUEN
Title: Ho-aku
Format: CD
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $21.00
"An enigma. A band records their second album in 1985, but sits on it for 29 years and releases it as a new album, not a "lost gem," in 2014. The authors of this enigma are known as Inryo-fuen, a Japanese trio formed in 1978, meeting via a Surrealism circle in Yokohama. With the intent of applying the Surrealist idea of Automatic Writing to sound, they began performing their improvised music in 1980, with their first performance at the legendary Tokyo venue Minor, which was run by Takashi Sato of Pinakotheca Records. This second album was recorded after the release of an LP and several singles during the period 1980-1984. The trio of Jun Harada (drums), Naoyuki Masuda (guitar), Masamichi Oyama (keyboard), although involved in the Tokyo/Yokohama underground/independent rock scene, were seemingly sui generis, avoiding punk and post-punk stylistic style-markers, yet decidedly not a part of any synth-pop or electro movements, either. This album, Ho-aku, was recorded in 1985. In the studio, the band projected slides of photos which Masuda had taken in Spain, and used these images as a springboard for the recording process. Still active, the band is, in all likelihood, the longest-running fixed-personnel improvised music group in Japan. Inryo-fuens Ho-Aku. A new album. Recorded in 1985. Experience the enigma." - EM. Some of you may remember we had tons of copies of the first INRYO-FUEN LP and flexidisc (reissues also coming soon from EM) as well as all the other Cragale releases way back in the late 90s - amazing label!

Artist: JAMAL CREATIVE ARTS ENSEMBLE, THE KHAN
Title: Drum Dance To The Motherland
Format: LP
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $22.00
"A special treat for the vinyl hounds! The long-awaited first vinyl reissue of The Khan Jamal Creative Arts Ensembles almost-impossible-to-find, 300 copies only, 1972 Drum Dance To The Motherland. Newly remastered and sounding great, this is a unique, uncategorizable expression of Afrocentric America -- freely-improvised (but not necessarily "free jazz"), pulsing, moving, restless, yet restful. Recorded live in the groups hometown of Philadelphia and originally released on the now-defunct Dogtown Records, the players masterfully combine all the currents of Afro-American music -- jazz, RnB, blues, funk and more -- in a manner not imitative of, but somehow informed by, the spiritually Afro-astral work of Sun Ra. Drums, percussion, bass, guitar, clarinets and the balaphon-influenced marimba and vibes of bandleader Khan Jamal are all wondrously-integrated and propelled into other dimensions by the heavy, dub-like use of live echo and reverb by "sixth member" sound engineer Mario Falana (dancer/actress Lola Falanas brother!). Trippy! There is an abundance of fine playing in these grooves: tasty guitar, propulsive bass lines, layers of percussion, wailing clarinets, Jamals vibes and marimba, all periodically carried farther out on waves of echo, and farther in via cavernous reverb. "Thirty years after its release, the albums tapestry of sound, fearless abstractions, relentless grooves, cool swing, flashes of ecstasy, and pan cultural embrace remain powerful and beyond category. This long overdue reissue rescues from obscurity a really stunning document of musical exploration, a classic session that perhaps now will acquire the status it has always deserved." --From the liner notes by Ed Hazell; Khan Jamal (vibraphone, marimba, clarinet); Alex Ellison (drums, percussion); Dwight James (drums, glockenspiel, clarinet); Billy Mills (Fender bass, double bass); Monnette Sudler (guitar, percussion)." - EM
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Artist: JEE JEE BAND
Title: Glass Fish
Format: CD
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $16.00
“Heres a tasty treat for all fans of DIY pop music: a multinational confection, the perfect blend of sweet and smart. Based around core members Matt Jones, originally from Western Massachusetts, and Busan native Jee Eun Lim, who met in Korea in 2011, the Jee Jee Band fuses simple pop structures, airy instrumentation, and breathy vocals with clever lyrics, in both Korean and English, often of a satirical or political nature. Based in Northern California, the band quietly celebrates Korean culture while also evidencing a cosmopolitan classic pop sensibility, blending K-pop and other Asian pop elements with a classic and yet contemporary US/UK pop feel. The songs on Glass Fish, all very fresh-sounding, feature performers from South Korea, America, and, on one song, the Khmer-language vocals of Cambodian filmmaker Vanntey Morn. Joness Western Massachusetts pop roots allowed him to enlist the skills of former members of Sunburned, Sebadoh, and others to help record this charming and refreshing release, sure to appeal to fans of K Records, DIY sounds, and pure pop. Liner notes by Byron Coley.” - EM.

Artist: JEE JEE BAND
Title: Glass Fish
Format: LP
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $18.00
"Heres a tasty treat for all fans of DIY pop music: a multinational confection, the perfect blend of sweet and smart. Based around core members Matt Jones, originally from Western Massachusetts, and Busan native Jee Eun Lim, who met in Korea in 2011, the Jee Jee Band fuses simple pop structures, airy instrumentation, and breathy vocals with clever lyrics, in both Korean and English, often of a satirical or political nature. Based in Northern California, the band quietly celebrates Korean culture while also evidencing a cosmopolitan classic pop sensibility, blending K-pop and other Asian pop elements with a classic and yet contemporary US/UK pop feel. The songs on Glass Fish, all very fresh-sounding, feature performers from South Korea, America, and, on one song, the Khmer-language vocals of Cambodian filmmaker Vanntey Morn. Joness Western Massachusetts pop roots allowed him to enlist the skills of former members of Sunburned, Sebadoh, and others to help record this charming and refreshing release, sure to appeal to fans of K Records, DIY sounds, and pure pop. Liner notes by Byron Coley." - EM.

Artist: KARKI & PARTY, BHARAT
Title: International Music
Format: LP
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $21.00
"LP version. 1978 private production from Calcutta, India in a first time ever reissue. From beginning to end, this is a flood of weird Indian psychedelic funk, showering us with heavy percussion grooves in a borrowed "international music" style featuring elements of rock, as well as Latin and Arabic music, melded with chanted Hindu mantra. Electric guitar and bass, a bunch of Indian percussion, flutes, screams, organs and (maybe) Moog! An explosion of Indian youth music. Musicians: Bharat Karki, Utpal Dey, Provat Das, Biswanath Chandra, Bimal Biswas, Kany Roy, Chandan Roy Chowdhury, Benu Chatterjee, Badal Sarkar, Hillol Mandal, and Khoka. Vocals: Palash Mukherjee, Panchashil Dutta, Subhankar Sengupta, Miss. Sunanda Ghose Roy, and Miss. Mridula Bhattacharya." -EM

Artist: KUNCHAI WITH UBON-PATTANA BAND, ANGKANANG
Title: Isan Lam Plearn
Format: CD
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $21.00
"The relaunch of EM Records Thai music series. Paradise Bangkok, Soi 48 and EM Records have teamed up to deliver a new series showcasing the extraordinary performances of some of Thailands greatest musical legends. The first release is the seminal album Isan Lam Plearn, released in 1975 by Angkanang Kunchai. This album represents a crucial moment in Thai musical history when the performance styles of Molam and Luk Thung were fused together for the very first time. Born in the province of Ubon Ratchathani in Isan (the northeastern region of Thailand), Angkanang Kunchai was a young female prodigy who emerged on the Molam scene, and became one of the first generations of Molam performers who were able to "sing" popular music. From an early age she was mentored by renowned national Molam artist Chaweewan Dumnern, and in her mid-teens joined the legendary musical troupe the Ubon-Pattana Band as the lead vocalist. In 1972 at the age of 16, she released her debut single "Isan Lam Plearn," which went on to become an enduring classic, covered most recently by major contemporary pop star Tai Orathai. The song was also a defining moment in the career of Ubons legendary producer Surin Paksiri, as it was the first recording in which Isan music -- in particular Molam -- was fused with Luk Thung from Bangkok to form the new musical genre of Luk Thung Isan. This music invented by record industry genius Paksiri, transformed Molam groups into rock bands and saw them starting to perform with the same kind of intensity as Luk Thung artists. The mix of contemporary singing styles with traditional Molam broke a major taboo and resulted in some truly outlandish music. "Isan Lam Plearn" became a major hit as the theme tune to the film Bua Lam Pu, and before long this new forbidden cool began to infect everyone, with performers turning in their droves to the Luk Thung Isan style. This turned out to be a precursor to the spread of Isan music across the country and the Molam boom that engulfed Thailand in the 90s -- an unprecedented period in Thailands musical history in which Luk Thung singers were simply not able to make it in the record business unless they could perform Molam. While typically albums produced in Thailand tended to be collections of singles, this work produced by Paksiri has an unusual degree of conceptual unity, and this is a very significant aspect of the album. It is an undeniable masterpiece that sees the Ubon-Pattana Band, led by Paksiri, delivering a performance that dramatically traverses genre boundaries, in an eerie soundscape populated by the cute and rarefied tones of the young singer. It stands above and apart from the many Luk Thung Isan works that followed. As a bonus track is Kongpetch Kaennakorns version of the much-covered "Isan Lam Plearn." Includes commentary in English and Japanese and an explanation of the lyrics. Newly-remastered." - EM.

Artist: KUNCHAI WITH UBON-PATTANA BAND, ANGKANANG
Title: Isan Lam Plearn
Format: LP
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $25.00
"The relaunch of EM Records Thai music series. Paradise Bangkok, Soi 48 and EM Records have teamed up to deliver a new series showcasing the extraordinary performances of some of Thailands greatest musical legends. The first release is the seminal album Isan Lam Plearn, released in 1975 by Angkanang Kunchai. This album represents a crucial moment in Thai musical history when the performance styles of Molam and Luk Thung were fused together for the very first time. Born in the province of Ubon Ratchathani in Isan (the northeastern region of Thailand), Angkanang Kunchai was a young female prodigy who emerged on the Molam scene, and became one of the first generations of Molam performers who were able to "sing" popular music. From an early age she was mentored by renowned national Molam artist Chaweewan Dumnern, and in her mid-teens joined the legendary musical troupe the Ubon-Pattana Band as the lead vocalist. In 1972 at the age of 16, she released her debut single "Isan Lam Plearn," which went on to become an enduring classic, covered most recently by major contemporary pop star Tai Orathai. The song was also a defining moment in the career of Ubons legendary producer Surin Paksiri, as it was the first recording in which Isan music -- in particular Molam -- was fused with Luk Thung from Bangkok to form the new musical genre of Luk Thung Isan. This music invented by record industry genius Paksiri, transformed Molam groups into rock bands and saw them starting to perform with the same kind of intensity as Luk Thung artists. The mix of contemporary singing styles with traditional Molam broke a major taboo and resulted in some truly outlandish music. "Isan Lam Plearn" became a major hit as the theme tune to the film Bua Lam Pu, and before long this new forbidden cool began to infect everyone, with performers turning in their droves to the Luk Thung Isan style. This turned out to be a precursor to the spread of Isan music across the country and the Molam boom that engulfed Thailand in the 90s -- an unprecedented period in Thailands musical history in which Luk Thung singers were simply not able to make it in the record business unless they could perform Molam. While typically albums produced in Thailand tended to be collections of singles, this work produced by Paksiri has an unusual degree of conceptual unity, and this is a very significant aspect of the album. It is an undeniable masterpiece that sees the Ubon-Pattana Band, led by Paksiri, delivering a performance that dramatically traverses genre boundaries, in an eerie soundscape populated by the cute and rarefied tones of the young singer. It stands above and apart from the many Luk Thung Isan works that followed. As a bonus track is Kongpetch Kaennakorns version of the much-covered "Isan Lam Plearn." Includes commentary in English and Japanese and an explanation of the lyrics. Newly-remastered." - EM.

Artist: KUNITAKA, SATO
Title: Wandering Shadow Of Southern Streets
Format: LP
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $27.00
"Subtitled: Blind Itinerant Musician From Amami Island. Em Records presents Wandering Shadow Of Southern Streets, 1970s recordings from Sato Kunitaka, dark star of the southern islands of Japan. Sato Kunitaka was born in 1919 in the Amami Islands, south of Kyushu. He lost his sight at eight months; his grandfather taught him to play sanshin, the southern shamisen, to ensure that Sato would be able to earn a living when he grew up. When he was 12, he began to play tategoto, a vertically-held form of koto. He developed a unique style on both of these instruments. From the age of 17, he began his wandering lifestyle, travelling through the Ryukyu Islands, a thousand-kilometer subtropical archipelago including Okinawa. He supported himself as a travelling musician, performing island folk songs, pre-War popular songs and his own compositions. Although he was a fine instrumentalist, Satos real power resides in his voice: a powerful, wailing, howling sound dredged up from the depths of his being. Some have likened the impact of his voice to that of Charley Patton -- a dark, intense sound-world most unlike the relatively smoother, sunny vocal styles of other Ryukyu/Okinawa singers. After World War II, Satos popularity spread to the U.S. troops stationed in Okinawa, and it is rumored that his wanderings took him to Hawaii. He continued his itinerant ways, travelling through the archipelago, singing, playing, living and loving (a man of rumor and mystery, he is said to have married at least eight different women during his lifetime). In the early 1970s, he came to the attention of Takenaka Ro, a writer and political activist, and through Takenakas enthusiastic support, Sato travelled to Tokyo in 1975 to record his first album. Satos fame continued to spread, and he performed at various folk festivals and made other recordings, some of which were released posthumously. Travelling and playing throughout the islands to the end, he made his last public appearance in Okinawa in 1985 and died the same year. "WSOSS" features recordings of Sato Kunitaka made in the late 1970s in Okinawa. These recordings, by Harada Kennichi, show Sato in his element, playing Ryukyu Island songs on his home turf, capturing his innate wildness and his elemental, raw spirit. Released on 12" vinyl, one side of "WSOSS" features Sato playing tategoto; the flipside is devoted to his sanshin. Both sides, of course, spotlight the mystery and majesty of his voice. Includes a 4-page insert with liner notes in both English and Japanese." -Em.
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Artist: KUUPUU
Title: Sisar
Format: LP
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $25.00
"EM Records is pleased to present Sisar ("Sister" in English), from Finlands Kuupuu, a multi-talented musician and visual artist. This vinyl-only release shows her continued evolution, a developing style, more electronic, but still full of her charm, whimsy and unique sense of contrast and layering. Dreamy pop tones blend with abstract sound works, menace with mesmerism, loops and beats anchor otherworldy etheric excursions, electronic sound melds with acoustic warmth and is earthed by folksy colors. Kuupuus fans will be intrigued but not upset by these latest developments, and new listeners will be converted." -EM.

Artist: KUUPUU
Title: Sous Juju
Format: Double CD
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $25.00
"A collection of darkly shining northern diamonds, Sous Juju is a 2CD compilation of the musical work of Kuupuu from her first releases in 2003 up to previously-unreleased material from 2012. Kuupuu, known by her parents as Jonna Karanka, is a self-taught musician and visual artist from Finland who inhabits a semi-magical world where the mundane and the mysterious meet and make wonderful music together. Using tapes and loops, instruments both traditional and modern, Kuupuus blend of low-tech electro-acoustics and high-north songcraft is charming, surprising and unique. Sous Juju gathers her self-released material, plus pieces culled from vinyl, cassette, and CDR on American and European labels, as well as an unreleased piece and a 2012 vinyl remix from EM Records. This is a fine opportunity to hear the early work of an artist who promises to continue to enchant us well into the future. Housed in a cardboard gatefold paper cover, including archival pictures of her previously-issued items and liner notes written by the artist in English." -EM.

Artist: LEGENDARY STARDUST COWBOY, THE
Title: Paralyzed!: His Vintage Recordings 1968-1981
Format: CD
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $21.00
"Killer presentation of the earliest recordings of this Texas hero, including all 4 of this singles for the Mercury label, cut in the late 60s. Plus unreleased tracks and the 1984 album, Rock-it To Stardum. Typically great EM Recors booklet with old photos and lyrics, etc." - FE. "It might be the weirdest piece of music ever committed to tape in Fort Worth. On Paralyzed, an explosion of madness recorded at Sound City Studios on Camp Bowie Boulevard in 1968, the Legendary Stardust Cowboy thrashes away at a single guitar chord over a rudimentary two-beat, tunelessly bellowing indecipherable lyrics and whooping like an Indian in an old western movie. In the middle of the song, theres a drum solo that sounds like someone dropping trash cans down a flight of stairs, followed by a blatting bugle. The pandemonium starts up again only to subside, like the end of an epileptic seizure. Hearing the song for the first time is disorienting, to say the least. Its impact is both hilarious and primal. Norman Carl Odam is an unlikely musical hero. Thats the name the Leges parents gave him when he was born, in Lubbock in 1947. But since high school, hes called himself the Legendary Stardust Cowboy. He has an extremely limited vocal range, has trouble singing in time, and can barely play his instruments. Yet, some surprising people like him. Chameleon-like British rocker David Bowie based his Ziggy Stardust character on the Lege after receiving a copy of Paralyzed from Mercury Records upon signing with the label in 1968." - EM.

Artist: LERMAN, RICHARD
Title: Music Of Richard Lerman 1964-1987
Format: Double CD
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $27.00
"Every bicycle rider will dream of "Music for Bicycles," if it really exists. Sure, you know "Bicycle" sung by Queen, and "Tour de France" by Kraftwerk, but REAL bicycle music DOES exist! Travelon Gamelon (Music for Bicycles), realized by the sound artist Richard Lerman used real bicycles as musical instruments. Performed in the 1970s-1980s, he realized that the music for bicycles sounded like gamelan music in Southeast Asia. No joke, its serious, a real true story. Travelon Gamelon had only ever been released as an album on Folkways Records in 1983, including 4 tracks of promenade and concert versions. It was long out of print and became a very hard to find, sought-after album for experimental/industrial music fans. This long-awaited re-issue is its first-ever CD release. This one and only original performance is not only an unrivaled experimental piece but also is the ultimate "industrial" music that will appeal to heavy noise/industrial music listeners. Music Of Richard Lerman1964-1987 is a 2CD collection, with the Travelon Gamelon (Music for Bicycles) album on disc one with an unissued bonus track. And disc two features other various soundworks of Lermans entire pieces performed and recorded from 1964-1987. Both discs are CD-Extra (CD enhanced) including movies of his scarce performances on QuickTime and scores/diagrams for those works on PDF file. The liner notes were written by Arthur Sabatini and Richard Lerman himself. English & Japanese texts. A lot of photos within a heavy booklet, as usual. Packed in a duo case." -Em.

Artist: LINDO & THE HAMMER, SHERIFF
Title: Ten Dubs That Shook the World
Format: CD
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $24.00
"Superb 13 Aussie dub tracks from 1981 to 1988 by Loop Orchestra member Sheriff Lindo aka Anthony Maher. Surprisingly almost home recordings, under the style of heavy roots reggae but experimental also industrial sense. Original vinyl release limited to only 250 copies. Echo, delay, phasers, ring modulators, full on!" - EM.

Artist: LOCKWOOD, ANNEA
Title: Early Works 1967-82
Format: CD
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $21.00
"EMs original selection of her early works which had once featured on Source: Music of the Avant Garde, you know its a now-legendary magazine for new & experimental music in 1967-1973. (SOURCE featuring artists were ALL important new music creators incl. Cage, Tudor, Ichiyanagi, Rosenboom, MEV, Chopin, EMS studio, Riley, Neuhaus & more & more!) . This CD incl. the album Glass World (originally issued on Tangent Records in England, 1970), and trippy ritual shamanic tape piece Tiger Balm (1970). Also her most notable works, series performances Piano Transplants (1967-82) is now re-realized on one single special booklet, containing Piano Burning, Piano Garden etc. Annea Lockwood was born in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1939 and lived in London and Cologne from 1961-1972, studying at the Royal College of Music and the Musikhochschule, Köln, and freelancing as a composer-performer. Since 1973, she has lived in Peekskill, New York, and taught on the faculty of Music at Vassar College, New York from 1982-2001. Her music has been presented in North America, Britain, France, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Italy, Belgium, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand." - EM.

Artist: MAHALINGAM, T.R.
Title: Portrait Of A Prodigy: His Early Years, 1940s-50s
Format: LP
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $25.00
"The music on this release consists of the earliest recordings by flautist T.R. Mahalingam, a legendary figure in the Carnatic music of South India, one of the worlds great musical traditions. Mahalingam, known as "Mali" to his legions of fans and admirers, was a musician who revered these traditions yet opened new realms, raising the flute to levels of voice-like expressivity. Portrait Of A Prodigy: His Early Years, 1940-50s reissues, for the first time, recordings from the mid-1940s to the mid-1950s and show Mali at the peak of his powers, his acclaimed technical skills and rich tone at the service of his immense melodic and rhythmic gifts. The majority of these recordings were originally released in the 78 rpm SP format and feature him with two of his greatest musical partners, violinist T. Chowdiah and mridangam master Palghat Mani Iyer. Available for the first time as a commercial release outside of India, Portrait Of A Prodigy is a rare opportunity to hear a genius in his prime. A must-have for all fans of Indian music and for all who appreciate the joys of rhythmic playfulness and melodic mastery." -Em.

Artist: MAHALINGAM, T.R.
Title: Portrait Of A Prodigy: His Early Years, 1940s-50s
Format: CD
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $21.00
"The music on this release consists of the earliest recordings by flautist T.R. Mahalingam, a legendary figure in the Carnatic music of South India, one of the worlds great musical traditions. Mahalingam, known as "Mali" to his legions of fans and admirers, was a musician who revered these traditions yet opened new realms, raising the flute to levels of voice-like expressivity. Portrait Of A Prodigy: His Early Years, 1940-50s reissues, for the first time, recordings from the mid-1940s to the mid-1950s and show Mali at the peak of his powers, his acclaimed technical skills and rich tone at the service of his immense melodic and rhythmic gifts. The majority of these recordings were originally released in the 78 rpm SP format and feature him with two of his greatest musical partners, violinist T. Chowdiah and mridangam master Palghat Mani Iyer. Available for the first time as a commercial release outside of India, Portrait Of A Prodigy is a rare opportunity to hear a genius in his prime. A must-have for all fans of Indian music and for all who appreciate the joys of rhythmic playfulness and melodic mastery. Housed in a gatefold cardboard sleeve jacket with liner notes in English and Japanese." - EM.

Artist: MARTOC
Title: Music For Alien Ears
Format: LP
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $23.00
""RECORD OF THE YEAR: Martin OCuthbert: B.E.M.S (Esoteric Records) Seriously, when I played this record, an object on the wall started to vibrate very quickly, and I have witnesses to prove it. Martin OCuthbert is either a very evil person (just listen to the record) or a total fool (just listen to the record). Probably be big in Japan, and at a guess Id say the whole thing comes off a Yamaha organ cos no synthesizer could sound that bad, could it?" --John Lydon (PiL), New Musical Express, July 22, 1978. Martoc aka Martin OCuthbert, has been making alien and alienated synth-pop in the UK since the post-punk period. This compilation gathers six songs released on 7" EPs during the years 1978-1980, plus four songs released during the first decade of this century. The tracks show a distinctive stylistic unity, inspired by fellow spirits like Fad Gadget, The Normal, John Foxx, and Kraftwerk. Across the decades Martoc has maintained both his close relationship with his synthesizers and an arms-length relationship with society, resulting in an appealingly quirky and individualistic iciness, informed also by his love of science fiction writers such as J. G. Ballard and Iain Banks. One of the songs included here, "B.E.M.S.," was chosen as record of the year by John Lydon in New Musical Express in 1978; John Peel was also a supporter. Despite these and other accolades, Martoc and his simultaneously catchy yet disturbing music has hovered resolutely under the radar, an alien craft avoiding detection by an unaware and perhaps unprepared world. Gathered together here, this collection of tracks offers an excellent opportunity to investigate an alien explorer. Compiled by Tamotsu Mochida, the author of Industrial Music for Industrial People (2013). Newly mastered." -EM.

Artist: MCLEAN, BARTON & PRISCILLA
Title: Electronic Landscapes
Format: CD
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $24.00
Originally issued in 1979, first time on CD w/ bonus tracks. "Although Barton and his wife Priscilla McLean have had a long and distinguished history of LP and compact disc albums throughout their professional composer/performer career, this album is unique in that it is the first one to present, on one CD, such a broad and comprehensive picture of their purely electronic music, spanning 1975 through 2001. Interestingly, although their materials and equipment have changed, their ideas of musical composition are still basically the same, creating a unity throughout the CD." From the liner notes: "When Bart introduced me to the new studio with the Synthi-100, I stared unbelievingly: here was a huge synthesizer, along a whole wall, with hundreds of push-pins (a matrix setup for connecting sounds, rather than the old patch cords), and twenty-two oscillators! The Synthi-256 Digital Sequencer was a full-sized keyboard, standing alone diagonally to the analog synthesizer, but connected internally. In that studio with the giant machines, one raced from one end of the room to another to play and record the sounds, never sitting down, and in removing unwanted noise or editing out a recorded section, the composer had to take a metal splicing block and sharp razor blade, and pressing down very hard, cut through the 1-inch wide acetate tape in two places, remove the unwanted time segment, and rejoin the two remaining ends with special splicing tape! So we three - Bruce, Bart, and I worked all our spare time, alternating with each other, in the I.U.S.B. Studio. I spent whole days there, sometimes 22 hours long, working and working to get just the right sound-combinations and record them." - Priscilla Mclean.

Artist: MOOLAH
Title: Woe Ye Demons Possessed
Format: CD
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $21.00
"2012 repress of the since quickly sold-out and deleted 2005 press. Self-described as "...a cosmic rock relaxation creation to elevate sensory awareness to include the aura of intuitive perception of higher realm of human/divine consciousness using the astral body projection experience vehicle to pierce time/space/logic dimension barriers on the return voyage to the ultimate concept." CD reissue of this classic 1974 private press album. On Steven Stapletons Nurse With Wound list, of course. Moolah was comprised of two youths from New York, Walter Burns and Maurice Roberson. This revolutionary psychedelic album features piano, keyboards, electronic percussion and other electronic sounds, an esoteric, Buddhist vocal sound, with bits of concrète, tape and delay effects. Cover + obi in a standard jewel case." -Em.

Artist: MOORE, SAM
Title: Moooohieee!
Format: CD
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $21.00
"2012 repress. Musical saw classic from 1920s. Saw & guitar soli played by a wizard of strings. A must have for the listener who like this genre. Innovator of the octo-chorda (an open/alternate-tuned eight-string steel guitar), banjo, singing saw, inflated rubber balloon, and various other "household instruments," Floridian Samuel Pasco Moore (1887-1959) was a darling both in NYC and on the vaudeville circuit during his 1920s heyday. While novelty acts suffered the pitfalls of most soft-soapers, Moores sound is startling, heavenly, haunted Southern folk, Hawaiian and ragtime, the ghosts of Stephen Foster, and the stretching, endlessly splayed void that he carelessly toys with. Moooohieee!, his first compendium, on which he plays the octo-chorda and singing saw in duo settings, collects 13 of the mans unknown amount of sides." - EM.

Artist: NAFFI SANDWICH
Title: Hoochie Pooch/Space Alligator: Freddie Viaduct at Naffi H.Q., 1979-83
Format: LP
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $24.00
"Delving further into the Brenda Ray/Naffi multiverse, following EMs releases of Brenda Rays Walatta (EM 1071CD) and her work with Naffi in DYa Hear Me!: Naffi Years, 1979-83 (EM 1108CD/LP), here is Hoochie Pooch/Space Alligator. This release focuses on the contributions of Freddie Viaduct to the delightfully strange world of the variously-named Naffi Sandwich/Naffi, the former being the earlier incarnation of the group as a trio, the latter a duo. Less vocal-driven than the poppier DYa Hear Me! tracks, these mainly instrumental pieces emphasize the groups "instant or not at all" ethos, an emphasis on spontaneity and in-the-moment freedom, allied with the creative freedoms offered by the bands ever-growing mastery of their Naffi H.Q. recording studio. The strong influence of American funk and Jamaican roots music is clearly felt in Viaducts forceful and spacious bass playing; Jamaica is also present in the dub-influenced use of reverb, echo, and other effects. Captain Catchpoles drums and Rays multi-instrumental work fill out the trio sound, resulting in a pleasingly vast aural territory, with the aforementioned reggae/dub elements blending with Euro-improv, free jazz and post-punk viruses to create a subtly mind-bending, rhythmically compelling, and texturally-varied DIY dandy, described as "weird instrumental psychedelic dub-up reggae funk" by one learned aficionado. Originally released on cassette and vinyl and extremely rare, released under the Naffi Sandwich and Naffi monikers, the tracks have been compiled here, along with two previously-unissued pieces and three previously-unissued full-length versions, as Hoochie Pooch/Space Alligator and are presented for your listening pleasure. This release is a vital companion piece to DYa Hear Me!, the two releases together providing the yin-yang dichotomy essential to full comprehension of the Naffi Sandwich circle. Liner notes written by Freddie Viaduct and Captain Catchpole in English and Japanese text, including rare photos." - EM

Artist: NAFFI SANDWICH
Title: Hoochie Pooch/Space Alligator: Freddie Viaduct at Naffi H.Q., 1979-83
Format: CD
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $19.00
"Delving further into the Brenda Ray/Naffi multiverse, following EMs releases of Brenda Rays Walatta (EM 1071CD) and her work with Naffi in DYa Hear Me!: Naffi Years, 1979-83 (EM 1108CD/LP), here is Hoochie Pooch/Space Alligator. This release focuses on the contributions of Freddie Viaduct to the delightfully strange world of the variously-named Naffi Sandwich/Naffi, the former being the earlier incarnation of the group as a trio, the latter a duo. Less vocal-driven than the poppier DYa Hear Me! tracks, these mainly instrumental pieces emphasize the groups instant or not at all ethos, an emphasis on spontaneity and in-the-moment freedom, allied with the creative freedoms offered by the bands ever-growing mastery of their Naffi H.Q. recording studio. The strong influence of American funk and Jamaican roots music is clearly felt in Viaducts forceful and spacious bass playing; Jamaica is also present in the dub-influenced use of reverb, echo, and other effects. Captain Catchpoles drums and Rays multi-instrumental work fill out the trio sound, resulting in a pleasingly vast aural territory, with the aforementioned reggae/dub elements blending with Euro-improv, free jazz and post-punk viruses to create a subtly mind-bending, rhythmically compelling, and texturally-varied DIY dandy, described as weird instrumental psychedelic dub-up reggae funk by one learned aficionado. Originally released on cassette and vinyl and extremely rare, released under the Naffi Sandwich and Naffi monikers, the tracks have been compiled here, along with two previously-unissued pieces and three previously-unissued full-length versions, as Hoochie Pooch/Space Alligator and are presented for your listening pleasure, with the CD featuring two bonus tracks. This release is a vital companion piece to DYa Hear Me!, the two releases together providing the yin-yang dichotomy essential to full comprehension of the Naffi Sandwich circle. Liner notes written by Freddie Viaduct and Captain Catchpole in English and Japanese text, including rare photos." - Em Records

Artist: NO RIGHT TURN
Title: No Right Turn
Format: CD
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $21.00
"No Right Turn was a Derbyshire band, and befitting a group from the center of Britain, they combined elements of folk music from all across the United Kingdom. Beginning as an acoustic trio, but with the addition of a fine bass and drums rhythm section and the clarion vocals of the late Jayne Marsden (who became Jayne Cooper when she married the bands bassist Andy Cooper), they began to expand their sound, bringing in progressive rock elements and combining extremely catchy vocal tunes with tastefully virtuosic instrumentals. After a period of development and refinement through live performance, their self-titled first album was recorded in 1982-1983 in the studio of Fairport Conventions Dave Pegg, Woodworm Studios, with engineer Mark Powell capturing the well-rehearsed bands energy and freshness in a minimum of takes and adding some decidedly un-folk synthesizer in spots. Despite the bands evident musical prowess and the appearance of a number of fine instrumental tracks on the album, with some surprisingly fleet and crunchy playing from electric bassist Cooper, it is the pure, beautiful, often double-tracked voice of Jayne Marsden that allows No Right Turn to rise above being merely a local band. Fans of great folk singers like Vashti Bunyan and Linda Perhacs will find much to love here. All good folk music is about life, and it was life and the pressures and desires thereof which conspired to drive this incarnation of the band apart soon after the records release, although the band continued to play and record and some of these later songs are presented here as bonus tracks. Life aplenty is what the listener will find here -- all the joy and sadness, the beauty and mystery and love. Includes a 20-page booklet." - EM

Artist: NO RIGHT TURN
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $23.00
"No Right Turn was a Derbyshire band, and befitting a group from the center of Britain, they combined elements of folk music from all across the United Kingdom. Beginning as an acoustic trio, but with the addition of a fine bass and drums rhythm section and the clarion vocals of the late Jayne Marsden (who became Jayne Cooper when she married the bands bassist Andy Cooper), they began to expand their sound, bringing in progressive rock elements and combining extremely catchy vocal tunes with tastefully virtuosic instrumentals. After a period of development and refinement through live performance, their self-titled first album was recorded in 1982-1983 in the studio of Fairport Conventions Dave Pegg, Woodworm Studios, with engineer Mark Powell capturing the well-rehearsed bands energy and freshness in a minimum of takes and adding some decidedly un-folk synthesizer in spots. Despite the bands evident musical prowess and the appearance of a number of fine instrumental tracks on the album, with some surprisingly fleet and crunchy playing from electric bassist Cooper, it is the pure, beautiful, often double-tracked voice of Jayne Marsden that allows No Right Turn to rise above being merely a local band. Fans of great folk singers like Vashti Bunyan and Linda Perhacs will find much to love here. All good folk music is about life, and it was life and the pressures and desires thereof which conspired to drive this incarnation of the band apart soon after the records release. Life aplenty is what the listener will find here -- all the joy and sadness, the beauty and mystery and love." -EM.

Artist: NOAHLEWIS MAHLON TAITS
Title: Gift from Noahlewis Mahlon Taits
Format: LP
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $23.00
"Gift from Noahlewis Mahlon Taits, the third release from the band on EM Records and first since 2001, is a vinyl-only example of the bands unique place in the current Japanese music scene; a hard-to-classify blend of original compositions (swinging garage-sax swagger, serpentine accordion/musical saw funk, pensive sky musings) and well-chosen covers, acclaimed (Rogers and Hart, Joe Meek) and obscure (lounge wizard Bobby Hammack and 50s pianist/composer Bob Brandt). Recorded in 2011 in Tokyo, this album captures the special Noahlewis Mahlon Taits frontline blend of sax, accordion, and musical saw, joyfully urged on by the rhythm section. This band, so distinct from the mass of typical Tokyo sounds, is intent on pursuing its own musical vision, joyously melodic and defiantly timeless. The eight songs on this LP are sure to bring a smile to your face, a tap to your toe, and perhaps, a tear to your eye." - EM.

Artist: NOAHLEWIS MAHLON TAITS
Title: Gift from Noahlewis Mahlon Taits
Format: CD
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $19.00
"Gift from Noahlewis Mahlon Taits, which was previously issued on vinyl LP by EM Records in November 2012 (EM 1100LP), is now finally available on CD with three additional tracks, a new track sequence, and new cover art. The band has a unique place in the current Japanese music scene; a hard-to-classify blend of original compositions (swinging garage-sax swagger, serpentine accordion/musical saw funk, pensive sky musings) and well-chosen covers, acclaimed (Rogers and Hart, Joe Meek) and obscure (lounge wizard Bobby Hammack and 50s pianist/composer Bob Brandt). Recorded in 2011-2014 in Tokyo, this album captures the special Noahlewis Mahlon Taits frontline blend of sax, accordion, and musical saw, joyfully urged on by the rhythm section. This band, so distinct from the mass of typical Tokyo sounds, is intent on pursuing its own musical vision, joyously melodic and defiantly timeless. The 10 songs on this CD, two of which feature vocals from Tomoko Kanda, were previously released this year on an EM 7", are sure to bring a smile to your face, a tap to your toe, and perhaps, a tear to your eye." - EM.

Artist: OHNO, MATSUO
Title: Choju Gigaku (Play On Animals)
Format: 7"
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $17.00
"Em Records presents a slice of lost history unearthed for your enjoyment and delight. A first-ever reissue, on limited edition 7" vinyl of Choju Gigaku (Play On Animals), an ultra-rare 33rpm 7" flexi-disc by esteemed sound designer Matsuo Ohno, the legend behind the soundtracks for anime classics Astro Boy (1963-1966), Submarine Cassiopeia (1964) and Space Battleship Yamato (1974-1975). The original flexi-disc was released as a souvenir during the famed World Expo 70 in Osaka (think Stockhausen and Xenakis), but was available for only a brief time and soon disappeared, an object of rumor and mystery for collectors. As befitting Expo 70s remit as a meeting of world cultures, Ohno chose 6 well-loved Japanese and international songs -- and rendered them entirely in animal and bird sounds, using analog tape recordings. Choju Gigaku contains equal measures of musicality, magic, madness and mayhem, with domestic and barnyard animals combining their natural and pitch-shifted voices with the calls and cries of a multitude of birds. Eschewing musical instruments, Ohno utlized Japans first variable-speed tape recorder to create these melodies, adding delay and reverb to the warm analog mix. The five songs on Choju Gigaku are "Sekaino Kunikara Konnichiwa," the theme song for Expo 70 originally sung by Haruo Minami, the Japanese traditional songs "Sakura Sakura" and "Yagi Bushi," an Italian song "Funiculi, Funicula," the Russian "Volga Boatman" and an American classic "Oh My Darling, Clementine." Recording in Sogosha studios (his production company) in Aoyama, Ohno was ably assisted by avant-garde composer/musician Takehisa Kosugi (Taj Mahal Travellers, Merce Cunningham and many others), who was an integral part of the recording process. Housed in a full reproduction of the original triple gatefold sleeve with liner notes newly written by Matsuo Ohno (in 2011)." -EM.
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Artist: OHNO, MATSUO
Title: I Saw The Outer Limits
Format: LP
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $25.00
""I am not interested in sounds that already exist." Thus spoke the esteemed "Onkyo designer" Matsuo Ohno, early in his expansive, influential career. This reissue of his stellar 1978 LP I Saw The Outer Limits presents him at the peak of his powers, combining his mastery of classic analog tape music techniques (honed to perfection while providing sound design for Astro Boy and numerous other films and TV programs) with then-state-of-the-art analog synthesizers. This is a true under-recognized classic, a masterfully recorded, massive-sounding poetic construction of unearthly sound -- an undulating, breathing behemoth, with Ohnos galaxy moving beyond "sounds that already exist" in search of new sonic spaces. Liner notes and biography in Japanese with an English translation. Original LP artwork with hologram-coated sleeve. Limited edition." - EM.
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Artist: OHNO, MATSUO
Title: I Saw The Outer Limits
Format: Double CD
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $29.00
"Mind-stretching analog synth wizardry from the legendary Matsuo Ohno, sound designer for Astro Boy and many other Japanese films and TV programs. His first non-soundtrack release, from 1978, is a massive, undulating galaxy re-released here on CD with a bonus mini-CD reissue of a rare 1970 flexi-disc Play On Animals, rated as one of 2011s top releases by Byron Coley of The Wire. This reissue of his stellar 1978 LP I Saw The Outer Limits presents him at the peak of his powers, combining his mastery of classic analog tape music techniques with then-state-of-the-art analog synthesizers. This is a true under-recognized classic, a masterfully recorded, massive-sounding poetic construction of unearthly sound, a breathing behemoth, with Ohnos galaxy moving beyond "sounds that already exist" in search of new sonic spaces. Matsuo Ohno was born in Kanda, in central Tokyo, in 1930. The relentless bombing onslaught of the war years, the near-apocalyptic conditions, were defining, formative forces. As a youth he was interested in Surrealism and philosophy, and was uninfluenced by music and musicians -- an exception being the electronic works of Karlheinz Stockhausen. Other early influences were the film director Fumio Kamei and the dramatist Michio Kato; rather than viewing himself as a musician, and never studying under any masters, Ohno forged his own path as the original "onkyo sound" artist, defining himself as an "onkyo designer" in the 1960s. His innate independent streak manifested itself early on, when, chafing under creative restrictions, Ohno left a prestigious post at NHK, Japans national broadcaster. But of course, his skills were in high demand and he was extremely busy as a freelance sound designer for a wide range of films, television shows and radio programs, developing his ear and his technical savvy. In 1963 he began his most famed efforts, providing sound design for the legendary Japanese animation series Astro Boy, with Takehisa Kosugi as his assistant. I Saw The Outer Limits was the first full-length non-soundtrack release by Matsuo Ohno. The record was a huge step for him, being non-programmatic music, designed to stand alone, free of visual imagery. Ohno himself has stated that he was uninterested in notions of message, expression and representation. Shinji Hinoki, a producer at Toho Records, approached Ohno with the offer of releasing an album; Hinoki perhaps envisioned something to cash in on the popularity of the synth-driven elements of Pink Floyd -- what he got was something much more abstract and otherworldly. Hinoki supplied both title and subtitle, including the latters variant spelling of "marijuana," a ploy to evade Japanese censors. On these recordings, made at Sogosha in Tokyo, his private studio, Ohno used the EMS Synthi AKS, which at that time in Japan carried a price close to that of a family car, the newly-released Roland System 100 (three of these, in fact), and a custom-made synth. He combined these synthesizers with his virtuosic control of analog tape recording techniques, resulting in a magnificent LP. The original vinyl release was, however, somewhat marred by 50 Hz hum generated during the mastering process at Toho Studios. This EM CD reissue restores the masterpiece to its primal, clear, massive glory. Housed in a foldout thick paper sleeve. Liner notes and biography in Japanese with an English translation. The bonus disc is pressed on a mini-CD (8cm) and packed in a triple foldout sleeve, in the same style as the original 1970 issue, and is inserted in the EM 1098CD sleeve." -EM

Artist: PHONPHIBUN, PHAIRIN
Title: Lam Klom Thung: Essential Phairin Phonphibun
Format: LP
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $23.00
"Includes insert. Something special happens when a talented, versatile singer teams up with a visionary, attentive, and focused producer. This remarkable collection is the cream of such a collaboration, featuring vocalist Phairin Phonphibun and her late-70s and early-80s work with Thai studio legend Surin Paksiri. These ten songs showcase Phonphibuns mastery of a range of Isan musical styles, always skilled, always singular, and always soulful. Her spirit-lifting, authentic molam voice is honored here by the work of the still-active production genius Paksiri, who realizes that as wonderful as a beautiful voice is, when that voice is set, gem-like, in a fitting and inspiring musical environment, the results are timeless. (N.B. "Mo" is an artist and "lam" is a kind of performance art in which the artist tells a story using tonal inflections. In other words, the term "molam" refers to both the singer and art form. Molam pieces are not, strictly speaking, "songs.") All of these songs were originally released as 7" records on Paksiris own label, before the cassette era devolved, for lesser talents, into a production line of sound-alikes. Every song has a thoughtful, unique arrangement, with a style and sensibility that separates them from other molam and luk thung of every era. In this sense, Paksiri can be ranked along with renowned auteur producers of the Western musical world, with his attention to detail and keen musical sense evident on every track, retaining an undeniable Thai essence while introducing disco, soul, and rock elements. A highlight here is the title-tune, one of Phomphibuns signature songs, featured in the 1978 film Mon Rak Menam Mun; it so impressed Thai show-biz big boss Waiphot Phetsuphan that he asked Paksiri to produce his own cover version. Selection, liner notes, and cover art by Soi 48." - EM.
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Artist: PIP PROUD
Title: A Fraying Space
Format: CD
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $21.00
"Pip Proud, sui generis, could be considered an Australian outsider, with his untutored and uninhibited singing style, his primal guitar playing, his resolutely personal vision captured on recordings from 1967 to the early 70s -- except that, unlike most outsiders, he was loved and accepted, with two of his three album releases on a major label, with frequent television appearances and coverage in music magazines. Heralded in his native land though he was, he maintained a low profile from the early 70s, never made an impact overseas, and his recordings have been difficult to access. This collection has been selected by Prouds biographer David Nichols and will engender a new appreciation of Prouds music. Considered by some as a sort of Antipodean Syd Barrett, listeners will hear that Pip was clearing his own private and primal path, more poet than pop star, despite the media attention. Other than one Velvets-style band track, all songs here feature Pip solo, some with appealingly primitive overdubs. Fans of ramshackle, oddball, weirdo portastudio, lo-fi bedroom pop of the 80s, 90s and beyond, whether of the NZ, UK or U.S. varieties, will find a precursor here. CD includes with three bonus tracks and features a 20-page booklet with liner notes by David Nichols as well as Prouds lyrics." - EM.

Artist: PIP PROUD
Title: A Fraying Space
Format: LP
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $25.00
"Pip Proud, sui generis, could be considered an Australian outsider, with his untutored and uninhibited singing style, his primal guitar playing, his resolutely personal vision captured on recordings from 1967 to the early 70s -- except that, unlike most outsiders, he was loved and accepted, with two of his three album releases on a major label, with frequent television appearances and coverage in music magazines. Heralded in his native land though he was, he maintained a low profile from the early 70s, never made an impact overseas, and his recordings have been difficult to access. This collection has been selected by Prouds biographer David Nichols and will engender a new appreciation of Prouds music. Considered by some as a sort of Antipodean Syd Barrett, listeners will hear that Pip was clearing his own private and primal path, more poet than pop star, despite the media attention. Other than one Velvets-style band track, all songs here feature Pip solo, some with appealingly primitive overdubs. Fans of ramshackle, oddball, weirdo portastudio, lo-fi bedroom pop of the 80s, 90s and beyond, whether of the NZ, UK or U.S. varieties, will find a precursor here. Includes an innersleeve with liner notes and lyrics." - EM.

Artist: PIP PROUD
Title: Purple Boy Gang/A Million Years From Now
Format: 7"
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $14.00
"A singular single from a singular singer, 1968s "Purple Boy Gang" and the previously-unissued 1997-recorded "A Million Years from Now" traverse three decades, yet display Pip Prouds unchanged and unchallenged uniqueness. Poet, singer, songwriter, romantic visionary, beloved outsider, Prouds unrestrained genius shines forth on both the Velvets-y band-backed A-side and the solo vox/guitar home-cassette-recorded B-side. Although considered a sort of Antipodean Syd Barrett, Pip Proud developed his world without prior knowledge of Barretts work." - EM.