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Artist: ARV & MILJÖ
Title: s/t
Format: 7"
Label: I Dischi Del Barone
Country: Sweden
Price: $11.00
"An ode to Gothenburg. Ten minutes focusing almost entirely on the sounds of seagulls and rain, with only tiny hints of the troubled A&M past. Recordings from a window, July 2015. Mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi. 200 copies. Black vinyl, white cardboard sleeve with postcard attached, stamped white labels, insert. Plays at 33rpm." - I Dischi Del Barone.

Artist: BERTUCCI, LEA
Title: Light Silence, Dark Speech
Format: 7"
Label: I Dischi Del Barone
Country: Sweden
Price: $11.00
“Lea Bertuccis debut album Resonance Shapes LP from 2013 is an overlooked gem that caused a small stir at the IDDB office. On this much more stripped down affair the New York-based artist changed her bass clarinet for an old alto sax and the two cuts delivered here are somewhat different, but just as intimate and perplexing. 10 mesmerizing minutes that owes just as much to free jazz skronk as it does to contemporary sound art.
Mastered by Viktor Ottosson. 200 copies. Black vinyl, white cardboard sleeve with postcard attached, stamped white labels, insert. Plays at 33 1/3rpm.” - I Dischi Del Barone.

Artist: BLOD
Title: Kare Jesus/Mandys Bil
Format: 7"
Label: I Dischi Del Barone
Country: Sweden
Price: $10.00
“Another nerve-wrecking tape collage work from the Gothenburg-based Blod. Spun from the circle around Enhet För Fri Musik, Blod uses found cassettes to create bizarre glimpses of an extremely cold but thrilling north. Thrift store gems of private home recordings of children singing, random conversations and crude boom box experimentation, sometimes spiced up with sparse instrumentation and always layered with a rudimentary paus-rec ff-rewind editing. Theres a humorous vein often absent in contemporary tape music, yet the private nature of the source material adds a disturbing flavour. Its often like breaking in into someones living room on a Saturday night and hiding behind the rugged IKEA family couch. Käre Jesus is based on repeated snippets from a Christian congregation somewhere in Sweden, classic A-side material and the one for the charts. The slow burner Mandys Bil on the flipside investigates how gruelling it can be to own a car.
200 copies. Black vinyl, white cardboard sleeve with postcard attached, stamped white labels, insert. Four different cover variations. Plays at 45rpm." - I Dischi Del Barone.
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Artist: CHADWICK, SARAH MARY
Title: This Fits/This is Familiar
Format: 7"
Label: I Dischi Del Barone
Country: Sweden
Price: $10.00
“One of the most played albums in the IDDB office of 2015 was Sarah Mary Chadwicks 9 Classic Tracks (Siltbreeze). On this 7" the Melbourne-based artist gives us two tracks from the same session as the new album Roses Always Die which was recently released on Rice Is Nice. Two tracks of just guitar and vocals, stripped down to the bare minimum and driven by an austere ambience. As always, 200 copies, black vinyl, white cardboard sleeve with postcard attached, stamped white labels, insert. Plays at 45rpm.” - I Dischi Del Barone.

Artist: CHARCOAL OWLS
Title: Kid Brother
Format: 7"
Label: I Dischi Del Barone
Country: Sweden
Price: $11.00
"The duo of Russell Walker and Tom James Scott follows up the Coventry Campbell CS from 2015 with two new tracks. A splendid, minimalistic mixture of post-Savoury Days UK DIY slow motion pop through shimmering organ melodies, sparse drumming, piano and field recordings, with a sense of melancholia sort of recognizable from Tom James Scott solo recordings but at the same time not at all. Everything unified with the unmistakable vocals of Russell Walker, covering Navinder Singh Sarao and whatnot. 200 copies. Black vinyl, white cardboard sleeve with postcard attached, stamped white labels, insert. Plays at 33rpm. Mastered by Viktor Ottosson." - I Dischi Del Barone.

Artist: CHRISTENSEN, STEFAN
Title: Open Day
Format: 7"
Label: I Dischi Del Barone
Country: Sweden
Price: $10.00
"Following a slew of recent solo releases, this is the first vinyl single from Stefan Christensen, known from New Haven, CT bands like Estrogen Highs and Permanent Feels. Like a one-legged Crazy Horse sort of walking on the Xpressway towards the Twisted Village and stopping by Columbus, Ohio for a minute, these 5 tracks range from Galbraithian over-before-it-began cassette-folk (Open Day) to V-3 like smutty, downer rock (Brass City Dilemma and Braille), accidently scratching a few Precious Metal lathe cuts in-between. Christensen manoeuvres the 4-track recorder like there is no tomorrow, mixing down dirge but at the same time oddly uplifting and smashing songs that are just as immediate as they are life-affirming somewhere in all their distorted and tape-saturated gloom. 200 copies. Black vinyl, white cardboard sleeve with postcard attached, stamped white labels, insert. Plays at 33rpm." - I Dischi Del Barone.

Artist: DEAD C
Title: Palisades
Format: 7"
Label: I Dischi Del Barone
Country: Sweden
Price: $10.00
“This single by New Zealands most overly-prolific trio is taken from the sessions for their upcoming double LP on Ba Da Bing. Forthcoming non-selections recorded live in an empty bar in Port Chalmers, and produced by the band as all their records are. Nothing much changes in the Dead Cs world, it just all happens again and again in the same way. Who could ask for more?
200 copies. Black vinyl, white cardboard sleeve with postcard attached, stamped white labels, insert. Plays at 45rpm.” - I Dischi Del Barone.
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Artist: FÖRDÄMNING
Title: #1
Format: Mag
Label: I Dischi Del Barone
Country: Sweden
Price: $2.50
"Printed in September 2012. Interviews with FAMILY UNDERGROUND, MATTEO CASTRO (LETTERA 22, KAM HASSAH, SECOND SLEEP), SPRACHLOS VERLAG, CONCERN. Film talk with Sam McKinlay/THE RITA. Reviews. A5, 28 pages. 500 copies.” - I Dischi Del Barone.

Artist: FÖRDÄMNING
Title: #10
Format: Mag
Label: I Dischi Del Barone
Country: Sweden
Price: $5.00
"Printed in October 2016. Interviews with Russell Walker and Korea Undok Group. A feature on Betley Welcomes Careful Drivers. Speaker Crackle In The Garden (NZ lathe cuts - Part II)Reviews. A5, 24 pages. 250 copies." - I Dischi Del Barone.

Artist: FÖRDÄMNING
Title: #11
Format: Mag
Label: I Dischi Del Barone
Country: Sweden
Price: $5.00
"Printed in February 2017. Features on Gyttja and Roof Bolt Recordings,Thalamos Cassettes interview Vigilante Tapes (by Erik Nystrand), Stomach Ache (by Nicolas Malevitsis), Speaker Crackle In The Garden (NZ lathe cuts - Part III), Reviews. A5, 36 pages. 250 copies." - I Dischi Del Barone.

Artist: FÖRDÄMNING
Title: #12
Format: Mag
Label: I Dischi Del Barone
Country: Sweden
Price: $8.00
"Printed in April 2017. Dedicated entirely to Utmarken, a combined venue/record shop/recording and rehearsal space that existed in Gothenburg between 2008 and 2011. Some words but mainly a photo documentation. 40 pages, full colour printed on 170g paper with matte finish. A5, 250 copies." - I Dischi Del Barone.

Artist: FÖRDÄMNING
Title: #3
Format: Mag
Label: I Dischi Del Barone
Country: Sweden
Price: $4.50
"“Printed in December 2013. The mailorder issue. Interviews with RRR, Volcanic Tongue, Millstone Vinyl, Mimaroglu and Tordon Ljud. Editoral writings and other contributions on the subject. Harsh Head Rituals feature. Reviews. A5, 36 pages. 250 copies.” - I Dischi Del Barone."

Artist: FÖRDÄMNING
Title: #4
Format: Mag
Label: I Dischi Del Barone
Country: Sweden
Price: $4.50
“Printed in February 2014. Interviews with ALTAR OF FLIES, GOOD AREA, and SPOILS & RELICS. Gothenburg 84-86/87-08. HNW: The Final Exit. Reviews. A5, 32 pages. 250 copies.” - I Dischi Del Barone.
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Artist: FÖRDÄMNING
Title: #5
Format: Mag
Label: I Dischi Del Barone
Country: Sweden
Price: $5.00
"Printed in December 2014. Interviews with Sky Needle, Kostis Kilymis and Misanthropic Agenda. Writings on Vanilla Records (by Allen Mozek), Sandra Bell, Wellenfeld (by Stefan Paulus) + tons of reviews etc. A5, 32 pages. 250 copies." - I Dischi Del Barone.

Artist: FÖRDÄMNING
Title: #6
Format: Mag
Label: I Dischi Del Barone
Country: Sweden
Price: $5.00
"Printed in April 2015. A long interview with Evil Moisture, a shorter one with Girls Pissing On Girls Pissing and an old one with The Desperate Bicycles. A great guide to blackhumour by Chris Sienko. Reviews. A5, 32 pages. 250 copies.” - I Dischi Del Barone.

Artist: FÖRDÄMNING
Title: #7
Format: Mag
Label: I Dischi Del Barone
Country: Sweden
Price: $5.00
"Printed in August 2015. “You Can Never Be Totally Random” (a big special on the NZ-label Corpus Hermeticum). “(Furniture) Theatre - The Uncommon Albums of Massimo Toniutti” (including a 2015 interview with Massimo, all by Allen Mozek). Penultimate Press (Interview with label boss Mark Harwood). Cassette reviews. A5, 32 pages. 250 copies." - I Dischi Del Barone.

Artist: FÖRDÄMNING
Title: #8
Format: Mag
Label: I Dischi Del Barone
Country: Sweden
Price: $5.00
“Are You Swedish? No, We Are Not (A guide to the reissued works of Its War Boys and associates); Crisis of Taste (interview with Thomas DeAngelo, mailorder-chief and joy-spreader); Lots of reviews. Cover artwork by Andy Bolus.” - I Dischi Del Barone.

Artist: FÖRDÄMNING
Title: #9
Format: Mag
Label: I Dischi Del Barone
Country: Sweden
Price: $5.00
"Printed in May 2016. Interviews with Lasse Marhaug and Greedy Ventilator. Obsessive Listening Within National Borders (a big feature on Music Gallery Editions by Allen Mozek) Stuff on Neutral and Skaters. Speaker Crackle In The Garden (NZ lathe cuts - Part I) Reviews. Cover artwork by Dennis Tyfus. A5, 40 pages. 250 copies." - Il Dischi Del Barone.

Artist: IDEA FIRE COMPANY
Title: The Laboratory
Format: 7"
Label: I Dischi Del Barone
Country: Sweden
Price: $11.00
"2013 marked the 25th anniversary of Idea Fire Company, the duo of Scott Foust and Karla Borecky based in Amherst, Massachusetts. Right before the end of the year The Laboratory EP was recorded. Two tracks of icy synth work, at times sort of reminiscent of parts of the Anti-Natural LP from 1999, but this probably being the most stripped down and monotonous material you will be able to find in the splendid discography of Idea Fire Company. Mastered by Zupe. 200 copies. Black vinyl, white cardboard sleeve with postcard attached, stamped white labels, insert.” - I Dischi Del Barone.
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Artist: KOSTIS KILYMIS
Title: Crystal Drops/Ground Loops
Format: 7"
Label: I Dischi Del Barone
Country: Sweden
Price: $11.00
“Kostis Kilymis is a sound artist based in London, UK. This 7" contains new material following two cassette releases for Mazurka Editions and Hideous Replica. Two tracks recorded at home and outside in 2014 using circuits, pulses and wind noise - one a bit rhythmic, the other less so.
Mastered by A.F. Jones at Laminal Audio. 200 copies. Black vinyl, white cardboard sleeve with postcard attached, stamped white labels, insert. Plays at 33 1/3rpm.” - I Dischi Del Barone.

Artist: KRUBE
Title: Untitled
Format: 7"
Label: I Dischi Del Barone
Country: Sweden
Price: $10.00
"Untitled two-tracker from Berlins Krube, following up releases on labels such as Hrönir and Fragment Factory. A step even further into oblivion, exploring unknown territories via daunting everyday life recordings and electronic slices of nothing and everything.
200 copies. Black vinyl, white cardboard sleeve with postcard attached, stamped white labels, insert. Mastered by Viktor Ottosson. Plays at 45rpm." - I Dischi Del Barone.

Artist: LEDA
Title: City/Clear
Format: 7"
Label: I Dischi Del Barone
Country: Sweden
Price: $10.00
"The two-song vinyl debut from Sofie Herner, the younger half of the Malmö/Gothenburg duo Neutral, following up a fairly unheard cassette released on Ingen Våg in 2014. The A-side cut wouldnt have been completely out of place on a Root Don Lonie For Cash lathe cut from the 90s, but the underlying heaviness and overall psychedelic guitar/synth blur blasted through a shitty amplifier totally sets it apart. Flip the vinyl and find a sort of fragile take on kosmische musik, straight from the Utmarken elementary school. Japanese whispers. A homespun scorcher and a completely unique voice in the Swedish underground. Recorded at the IDDB headquarters spring 2014. 200 copies. Black vinyl, white cardboard sleeve with postcard attached, stamped white labels, insert. Plays at 45rpm." - Il Dischi Del Barone.

Artist: NEUTRAL
Title: s/t
Format: 7"
Label: I Dischi Del Barone
Country: Sweden
Price: $11.00
"After two albums it was just about the right time for Neutral to enter the lets make a single-mode, and of course the outcome is a wonderful head-scratcher of the finest kind. The A-side bliss that is A-B-C is a somewhat classic Neutral track though exploring the more disconnected, free-roaming side of the damned things. Woke up on the wrong side of the bed, life is off kind of anti-rock and perhaps the first time we ever heard drums in Neutral. The feedback mayhem on 2-0-1-6 was captured in a barn out in the forest of the region of Småland a freezing summer night in front of a drunken moshpit of approximately 27 losers. You cant play in Belgium every weekend hums the grisly buzz from the monitors. The whole deal is finally sealed by a lovely interpretation of Le Forte Fours Japanese Superheroes that is as awkward as it is exquisite, a fanfare for the record scavengers and eternal dreamers. 200 copies. Black vinyl, white cardboard sleeve with postcard attached, stamped white labels, insert. Plays at 33rpm." - I Dischi Del Barone.

Artist: NO INTENTION
Title: Good Intentions/ Matieral Dilemma
Format: 7"
Label: I Dischi Del Barone
Country: Sweden
Price: $10.00
“Sound poetry/tape music from Allen Mozek/Good Area, following up the Debris Music CS released on Vitrine in 2013. Recorded at home, early 2014 in Philadelphia, PA. Side A plays at 45rpm, Side B at 33 1/3rpm. 200 copies. Black vinyl, white cardboard sleeve with postcard attached, stamped white labels, insert.” - I Dischi Del Barone.

Artist: POSSET
Title: Fanzine Ink Dries Like Black Blood / Slurpy Slurpy Creep Creep
Format: 7"
Label: I Dischi Del Barone
Country: Sweden
Price: $10.00
"Two new tracks from the Newcastle-based improvisor Joe Murray and his Posset, known from releases on Mantile, Chocolate Monk, No Basement Is Deep Enough and more. Fanzine Ink Dries Like Black Blood was recorded on 9th Jan 2016 at BOOKSHOP in Sunderland City Library. Mainly mainly made up of vocal-jaxx loops, dry breath and child chatter. Its the final four minutes of a longer live jam. No overdumps! Slurpy Slurpy Creep Creep is the relentless squelching from a wet mouth thats been physically spliced into cranky tape. An improvisation. An exploration of sharp pencil tap and wickedly pinched spools.
200 copies. Black vinyl, white cardboard sleeve with postcard attached, stamped white labels, insert. Plays at 45rpm." - Il Dischi Del Barone.

Artist: STELLA, RODGER
Title: The Final Programme
Format: 7"
Label: I Dischi Del Barone
Country: Sweden
Price: $10.00
“Two prime cuts of intense noise bliss from Rodger Stella, sort of in the vein of some One Dark Eye stuff with a psychedelic twist slightly reminiscent of C.C.C.C. Stuff flies out of everywhere.
200 copies. Black vinyl, white cardboard sleeve with postcard attached, stamped white labels, insert. Plays at 33 1/3rpm.” - I Dischi Del Barone.

Artist: SUN CITY GIRLS/CARL THE BARBER
Title: Split
Format: 7"
Label: I Dont Feel A Thing
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
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Artist: ICH BIN
Title: Votez
Format: One-sided LP
Label: Ich Bin
Country: France
Price: $18.00
"Radical Electro Political program from Corsican proto-synth-punk-pranks. Cover and design by Monsieur HARRISSON" -Ich Bin

Artist: ELLIOTT, MATT
Title: The Mess We Made
Format: Double LP
Label: Ici DAilleurs
Country: France
Price: $18.00
2013 reissue; originally released in 2003. First vinyl release; mastered for vinyl by Matt Colton. Features new artwork. Matt Elliotts first release under his own name, following his work as The Third Eye Foundation. "Arrangements are complex and orchestration never blends entirely for the sake of being easy to listen to; Elliott maintains a range of cacophonous identities that simply tolerate each other. The opening track, “Let Us Break,” is in this regard as haunting as it is entirely captivating. Warped, exaggerated vocals share track space but never yield scope or priority to strings, piano, accordion -- elements stand out by virtue of their original form and within the same dimension create layers of distinct separation" - Prefix. "Elliot has pulled off a tricky feat here: stripping down his sound to more orthodox “rock” instrumentation, without losing his edge." - Stylus.

Artist: THIRD EYE FOUNDATION, THE
Title: Semtex (20th Anniversary Edition)
Format: LP
Label: Ici DAilleurs
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
“On the occasion of the 2016 20th anniversary of The Third Eye Foundations 1996 debut album Semtex, one of the most influential drum and bass albums of its time, it is worth revisiting the career of Matt Elliott, its composer. Elliott was not even 16 when he decided to stop his studies and devote himself to his passion for music. He got a job at the famous Revolver Records in Bristol (profiled inRichard Kings 2015 book Original Rockers, which explains how the shop influenced the spread of indie music and especially trip hop) and began DJing in Bristol clubs, though he wasnt old enough to be there legally. Beginning as The Third Eye in 1993, he appeared on albums by Movietone and Flying Saucer Attack and started his own band, Lindas Strange Vacation, with Kate Wright and Rachel Brook; he also used the bands name for his micro-label, on which he released the first songs from The Third Eye Foundation. In 1995, Elliott was one of the very few artists involved in the tribute album for the famous US krautrock duo Silver Apples, Electronics Evocations. He was then invited to open for them on their US reunion tour. By the age of 20, Elliott had already been involved in nearly every area of the music industry. But the story was only just beginning. In 1996, he finally released his first album as The Third Eye Foundation, Semtex, on his own label, with support from Domino (the beginning of a longstanding collaboration). Recorded in a squat Elliott shared with Matt Jones from Crescent on a four-track recorder borrowed from Dave Pearce from Flying Saucer Attack and mixed with headphones at excessive volume (resulting in permanent hearing loss at around three kHz), Semtex is brutal and uncompromising. Featuring a mix of noisy, ripped-up guitars and hectic drum machines, with Debbie Parsonss vocals on some songs, it is the antithesis of electronic dancefloor music. It branded its style into Elliotts discography, in which social unrest, loneliness, political confusion, anger, and anti-establishment feelings are regular themes. This deluxe 20th-anniversary reissue includes eight previously unreleased tracks, mostly recorded on cassettes between 1991 and 1997 and all remastered by Anders Peterson. This expanded document testifies to the corrosive never-say-die attitude of The Third Eye Foundation. Play very loud (bearing in mind the risk of ending up completely shattered by music of such rare scope and scale).” - Ici DAilleurs.

Artist: IMPERIAL DOGS, THE
Title: Live! In Long Beach (October 30, 1974)
Format: DVD
Label: ID Music
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
"Crazy video documentation (long thought to be lost) of a live show by legendary L.A./South Bay proto-punk unit, The Imperial Dogs. Recorded at Cal State Long Beach the night before Halloween, 1974, fliers for the event promised "an evening of sex, violence, and public outrage," and this 64-minute DVD delivers the goods. Some people may know The Imperial Dogs from the Unchained Maladies LP that Dave Laings Dog Meat Records issued back in 89. A few may even know the 78 single they released through Back Door Man. But neither of those actually prepares you for the amazing visual onslaught of the band. In a year perhaps best remembered for Terry Jacks "Seasons In The Sun," The Imperial Dogs (fronted by wasted, he-man writer, Don Waller) were blasting out originals like "This Aint The Summer Of Love" (later copped by Blue ֹster Cult) and slamming through Velvets covers as though other people on the planet actually cared. The introduction raps are worthy of transcription, the video transfer quality is shockingly good, the sound is great, and the performance is really amazing. Its almost unbelievable that this kind of ruckus was being created in 74, but it was and the evidence is finally available. The package is hep, too. Lotsa good color photos (like Iggy watching The Imperial Dogs playing at Rodneys English Disco -- the only live band there, ever) and thousands of excellent historical words that will place your ass in the ghettos of Long Beach, CA many, many years ago. Really one of the best, least expected slabs of wild history to come down the pike in many a moon. Let us pray a similarly-styled LP will follow before too long. 64 minutes; Mono; black & white; NTSC format, all region; includes a 20-page booklet with notes and rare photos." - ID Music.

Artist: COOPER, MIKE
Title: Blue Guitar
Format: LP
Label: Idea
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"Mike Coopers Blue Guitar is a collection that first appeared on Coopers Hipshot CDr label in 2010 in a limited edition. It is presented here on Idea Records, for the first time on vinyl. Upon its initial release Cooper wrote: "For the past couple of years I have been collating a body of text culled (mostly) from Thomas Pynchons novels Gravitys Rainbow and V and making cut-up collage pieces in the spirit of William Burroughs, Kurt Schwitters, Tom Phillips and others. Those two particular novels interest me because they are set in the period that I was born, however no reference to that period is intended in my pieces. Hopefully a more contemporary comment was found lurking within the words, lines, pages and paragraphs. Recently my interest in playing the guitar in a more or less traditional manner, but still incorporating various extended techniques (as opposed to using it purely as a sound source) has been re-kindled along with a renewed interest in blues, Greek rembetika, flamenco, Portuguese fado and other traditional and improvised music around the Mediterranean which in turn brought out the singer in me again... I have lived in the Mediterranean region for 30 years and listened to its music and I wanted to make something that would hopefully have some of its spirit without making reference to any of it musically." "Things as they are / are changed upon the blue guitar" - Wallace Stevens, Man With The Blue Guitar (1937). "Sometimes when you cut into the present the future leaks out." -William Burroughs. Mastered by Rashad Becker. Cover design by Tom Recchion. Comes on 180 gram vinyl; Includes a lyrics insert; Includes a postcard insert; Linen Wrapped/Foil Stamped; Comes in an Old Style Tip-On jacket."

Artist: HEEMANN, CHRISTOPH & ANDREW CHALK
Title: Cassia Fistula
Format: 7"
Label: Idea
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"Christoph Heemann & Andrew Chalk of Mirror each remix a track from the Brendan Walls Cassia Fistula CD (see self released Walls CDR listed below) for this limited edition vinyl 7". The A side features CH Heemann taking control and moving things into the darker regions of the of the expanse that is CASSIA Fistula (golden shower tree for those who dont know the Scientific lingo). Heemann slowly disintegrates all that is tangible and leaves us with an empty black ocean. Mr. Chalks mastery of organic sound bliss transforms the pure golden tones of Cassia Fistula in order to weave the very thread that holds this universe together. LTD Edition of 300 copies." - Idea.
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Artist: JERMAN, JEPH/TIM BARNES
Title: Versatile Ambience
Format: LP
Label: Idea
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"On the second side of Versatile Ambience, Jeph Jerman utters an all too accurate observation of our overheated culture, describing us at the smithys forge, replacing art with scrutiny. Throughout their new record, Jerman and Tim Barnes show us another, alchemical possibility - fusing art and scrutiny together. Across a dozen years, the duo of Jerman and Barnes has offered powerful, minimal music rooted in a shared dedication to the creative act of listening. Jerman is a veteran of the creative music scenes in Denver and Seattle, and in more recent years has been thoroughly investigating the sonic possibilities of the desert southwest where he lives and works. Tim Barness resume as a percussionist, engineer, and curator is studded with all-star collaborators including Tony Conrad, Sonic Youth, Ken Vandermark (who appears here as a guest), Royal Trux, and Tower Recordings. Versatile Ambience is their second record in as many years, making this one of the most productive periods in the duos history. The pieces on Versatile Ambience highlight the ingenuity and intense physical economy found throughout both artists repertoires. What sonic and performative possibilities are held in these few found objects, in this environment? What music is already here? What music is hidden in the subtly shifting motion of a hand? Explicitly or implicitly, Jerman and Barnes have spent their careers asking these questions. The latest answers are found here, in creative percussive and electronic improvisation by the duo, in the minimal but impactful contributions of a handful of guests, and in field recordings ranging from the call of a stranded cricket to the roar of a distant airport. The spoken section (a first for the duo) sounds as though it is a poetics being conceived, written, recorded, and edited as you are hearing it. But if at first it sounds like a cut-up, passages like and you, the anvil? / I am the hammer! promise at the very least a Mad Libs-worth of structure and play, and quite a bit more depth. Despite its appearance so soon after their last effort, this record feels more considered, more complete than any Jerman/Barnes release to date. Like a snakes path through the sand, if the duos trajectory holds, Versatile Ambience will soon be seen as a remarkable point along a fascinatingly meandering line." - Aaron Rosenblum, Louisville, KY.

Artist: KRUMM, PHILIP/"BLUE" GENE TYRANNY
Title: Formations
Format: CD
Label: Idea
Country: USA
Price: $15.00

Artist: MELCHIOR, DAN
Title: Melpomene
Format: LP
Label: Idea
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"Dan Melchior has become an unlikely 21st century experimental music icon. As the forms, signifiers and experiments of the last several decades have become increasingly codified, one naturally begins to ask the question what the term in a contemporary setting means to the listener. If the performer and the audience both know what to expect before, during and after a record or performance, can it be considered an experiment? At the start of the century, Melchior was known in NYC as being a studied garage rock provocateur with songwriting palate that was equally insightful, vicious and emotive. This is not mentioned for alt rock bravado but to establish a pedigree that none of his immediate peers can claim, clearly showing a breadth of skill and technique they lack or refuse to engage in. Over the last ten years however, Melchior has continued to strip the edges off his music. On his new album, Melchior finds himself removed from any established school of sound. At times caustic, dubbed out and/or haunting, Melchior recalls obscure records weve never heard. The source sounds were mostly recorded on a little Sony mini cassette recorder. Some is live (pots and pans being hit -- etc.) slowed down on playback using the slower speed on the recorder -- some of it was recorded off of records and tapes, using the same recorder. The source sounds blurred to fit Melchiors tonal needs. Melodies arrive as well, the melancholy ballad Mall Walker evokes images of Satie if he recorded for Vinyl On Demand. The influence of his wife Letha Rodman Melchior is clearly evidenced as well, their combined techniques explored through years of creative collaboration. What is an experimental record? Perhaps the best definition is, an album that you wont know what it sounds like until you drop the needle." - Steve Lowenthal. Mastered by Rashad Becker. Comes on 180 gram vinyl; Comes in an Old Style Tip-On jacket.

Artist: ALVARS ORKESTER
Title: Searching And Moving
Format: 7"
Label: Ideal
Country: Sweden
Price: $11.00
"100 numbered copies. White marble vinyl. Three psychadelic noise-drones recorded in Studio Styrka 1989-1991." - Ideal.

Artist: GIFFONI, CARLOS/PRURIENT
Title: Heavy Rain Returns
Format: CD
Label: Ideal
Country: Sweden
Price: $12.00
"Heavy Rain Returns" is a truly monumental album. Recorded in Bushwick, New York City - its an intense trip into harsh noise and electronic sickness. Carlos Giffoni is maybe best known for his great "Welcome Home" record for Important and his curator skills are infamous through his No Fun Fest in Brooklyn which is the worlds most extreme music festival. Prurient is Dominick Fernow who is operating the Hospital Productions label and shop out of a basement in New York. His albums "Black Vase" and the latest "Pleasure Ground" for Load Records are both highly recommended and loved. Here we hear two of the US-noise scenes absolutely most important creators together - and man, its pure energy hitting you hard. Most copies are in the US so hurry to get your copy. The noise is ON!" - Ideal.

Artist: LÖWENBRÜCK & MARCELLVS L., DANIEL
Title: Stallgewitter
Format: LP
Label: Ideal
Country: Sweden
Price: $20.00
"Composed of staged and natural field-recordings captured in Thailand, Iceland, Brazil and the UK. Mastered and cut by Andreas Lupo Lubich at Calyx, Berlin. Marcellvs L. was born in 1980 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil and currently lives between Berlin and Seyðisfjörður, Iceland. Working in both video and sound, he has exhibited internationally since the mid 00. He participated in numerous solo, group exhibitions and Biennials such as the 16th Biennale of Sydney (2008), 9th Biennale of Lyon (2007) and 27th Biennale of São Paulo (2006). He exhibited at MAC - Musée dart contemporain de Lyon (2014), Helsinki Art Museum (2013), Astrup Fearnley Museet (2013), ICA - Institute of Contemporary Arts London (2012), NBK - Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (2011), Kunsthalle Wien (2010), New Museum in New York (2010). Including some of the prices he has received are the Ars Viva Price 07/08 Sound and the main prize of 51st International Short Film Festival Oberhausen in 2005. Daniel Löwenbrück (b.1974) is a German performance artist, composer of tape-music and (sometimes) visual-artist living in Berlin. He is releasing music and performing internationally since the 90s as part of the Schimpfluch-Gruppe (with Rudolf Eb.er, Dave Phillips, Joke Lanz), as a duo with singer and performance artist Doreen Kutzke, as part of the Cabaret Performance-Group Ohne (with Tom Smith, Dave Phillips, Reto Mäder), and solo as Raionbashi and under his real name, including performances and festival appearances in New York, Paris, Moscow, Minsk, London, Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki, Tokyo, Vienna etc. He has collaborated with Mattin, Column One, and lately with Leif Elggren and Marcellvs L. He founded the label Tochnit Aleph in 1994 publishing records and editions of Musique Concrete, Sound Poetry, Artist-Records & -Multiples and Noise Music. Since 2008 Löwenbrück curates the Gallery & Record-Shop Rumpsti Pumsti (Musik) in Berlin. Edition of 300 copies." - Ideal.

Artist: OMALLEY, STEPHEN
Title: Dread Live
Format: LP
Label: Ideal
Country: Sweden
Price: $25.00
2017 limited repress. "Stephen OMalley deploys the second in a trio of documents of his improvisational prowess following his crushing Fuck Fundamentalist Pigs, which was brought forward in tribute to the November 2015 Paris attacks and released in December 2015. The minimalist electric guitar mantra Dread Live was performed at Studio Helmbreker in Haarlem, Netherlands, on September 6, 2013, and recorded by Mathijs Ton, with technical support by the great Tos Nieuwenhuizen, using a hypercardioid ribbon mic with immaculate 70s valve amp backline. The set was programmed as part of the opening of the Dread -- Fear in the age of technological acceleration exhibition at De Hallen Haarlem, curated by Juha vant Zelfde. It renders 40 minutes of Sunn O)))s OMalley at his most depressive and heavy and is something akin to a slow-motion baptism by waves of tarry, blackened harmonic distortion, holding the listener under its sinking pressure. How low can you go? OMalley knows. Mastered and cut by Matt Colton. Edition of 700 hand-numbered copies.” - Ideal.
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Artist: OMALLEY, STEPHEN
Title: End Ground
Format: LP
Label: Ideal
Country: Sweden
Price: $25.00
2017 limited repress. “End Ground forms the 3rd and final installment in a series of records documenting the solo prowess of Sunn 0)))s Stephen OMalley released on Swedens iDEAL Recordings. It was performed on electric guitar thru Sunn model T amps, and captured on zoom H4 at Centre Cultural Suisse, Bad Bonn Carte Blanche, Paris, France, on October 18th, 2013. In solo mode, stripped of his usual accomplices and collaborators, OMalley is no less than an elemental force. His durational meditations absorb and consume with steady-handed wave after wave of charred, sustained, and sub-harmonized chords casting the mesmerizing minimalist practice of La Monte Young into the physicality of Black Sabbaths original, heavy metal die. The A-side/first half of this 45 minute performance features OMalley tentatively coaxing out languorous riffs which turn the air around him to a pensive, vibrating mush. As the 2nd half dawns he begins to deliver more crushing blows, drawing out and subsiding the chords with a patented, gut-wrenching and vivifying power that transcends rock, avant-garde, minimalism -- all of that -- to awaken dormant senses not usually experienced with other musics or concise temporality. As with many of the most affective heavy drone recordings by Sunn 0))), among others, a modicum of patience is required in order to attain the right state for reception, but once your mind and body are malleable, the impact is deliciously visceral, primal and whelming. Mastered and cut by Matt Colton. Individually hand-numbered edition of 700 copies.” - Ideal.

Artist: OMALLEY, STEPHEN
Title: Fuck Fundamentalist Pigs
Format: Double LP
Label: Ideal
Country: Sweden
Price: $29.00
"Stephen OMalley on Fuck Fundamentalist Pigs upon its initial release in December 2015: "On 8 January 2015, the day following the Charlie Hebdo murders in Paris (the city I have called home for the last eight years), I started a week-long tour of Norway. During this jaunt I faced the toxic reality daily of the horrible blossoming events intermittently via television. . . . The Trondheim concert on 9 January (depicted here) happened on a particularly intense day in this timeline... and was personally a true example of the purging power of immersion in music. Through a web of emotions resolving distance, disintegration, the intense power of the moment and the brutal fundamentalist, cultural and psychological aspects behind. . . Like most of us I have also sometimes fallen for the constant baiting toward anger, outrage, paranoia and fear in the daily life, often but not always misdirected, but it is not debilitating by any means. Its clear that as an experimental guitar player I have absolutely no political power (or even ability to articulate in those forms) but its important to take the opportunity to say fuck you in these situations. To the fascist and fundamentalist movements. To the absurding of the worst sides of monotheistic belief systems. And not only the perpetrators behind these events but also on other sides including the reactive and opportunistic. Those with most to gain are the underlying authoritarians in our own societies who have opportunities to implement and increase their control even further for their gains. The security changes we face in fact may also result in yet further increase in the loss of liberty and freedom. The reactions aimed toward increased separation of cultures, xenophobia, nationalism, and especially racism are highly regrettable. I hope these recordings offer a small sense of solace in the time, even for the few hundred who hear them. . . . For the concert on this record we had a massive backline with beautiful vintage Hiwatt amplifiers, and two PAs (including a Funktion One) in the small venue Blæst, the night hosted by Nymusikk. . . . This record is actually the third part of a trilogy of live solo guitar records we intended to be released on iDEAL during spring 2016." Mastered and cut by Matt Colton; Edition of 700 (hand-numbered)." - Ideal.

Artist: VON HAUSSWOLFF, CARL MICHAEL
Title: Matter Transfer
Format: LP
Label: Ideal
Country: Sweden
Price: $15.00
"Hand-numbered edition of 300. Provocative and controversial composer/sound artist presents a handful of ghostly tonal pieces composed for installations. The A-side Matter Transfer is a glacially creeping and visceral span of dissonant tone shades of a rather unsettling nature, perhaps best consumed late at night pre-slumber, whilst the proceeding three model versions hone in and illuminate more specific, minimalist and stereo-arcing frequencies. "All tracks composed at The Castle, 2006, and pre-mastered at La Hacienda, 2008, by Carl Michael von Hausswolff. Recorded at Färgfabriken Center for Contemporary Art and Architecture in Stockholm, Sweden in connection with the exhibition "Matter!" by CMVH (12-channel audio composition) and Anita Gordh (visuals), 2006, curated by Jan Åman. A combination of Matter Transfer (model 4 and 5) was installed 2009 in Stavanger, Norway within the series Enter: Sonic Tank, Tou Scene, curated by Anne Hilde Neset. Matter is a part of the Moderna Museet collection in Stockholm." -Ideal.
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Artist: VAINIO, MIKA
Title: Mannerlaatta
Format: Triple LP
Label: Ideal Recordings
Country: Sweden
Price: $29.00
"Mannerlaatta ("Tectonic Plate") is Mika Vainios soundtrack for a "74 minute Lettrist film made entirely without a camera" by Finnish film maker Mika Taanila; his third following their previous collaborations: 2002s A Physical Ring and 2015s Return Of The Atom (the soundtrack was released by Blast First Petite in 2016 as Atomin Paluu - PTYT 086CD/LP, 2016). The music was written very early on in the films two-and-a-half year development, and subsequently held a strong sway over the rhythm of the films editing and visual narration - which takes place as a series of black and white images made from photocopying various travel documents, which were later photographed onto 35mm reversal film in a darkroom, and overlaid with text by poet Harry Salmenniemi. As Vainio tends to use a set-up of a homebuilt kit, unchanged from his very earliest productions, each new release is effectively a subtle alteration/refinement of his brutalist but tactile process of creation. And, going by that timeline of events, wed speculate that Mannerlaatta was conceived somewhere in the wake of his staggering Kilo (PTYT 076CD/LP, 2013) and the much sweeter Konstellaatio side as Ø, which is roughly where its aesthetics also lie. The 50 minute score breaks down to six sections, each exploring the full frequency spectrum of his patented, greyscale tonal palette, largely swerving a fixed rhythmic meter to occupy a weightless, out-of-reach mid-ground that seduces us headlong into his chasmic designs and best suits the black and white film imagery. Key to the recordings appeal - as with most Vainio gear - is that peripheral sense of spatial dynamic and his unpredictable manipulation of amplitude; whether dangling the listener over abyssal sub-bass dimensions, needling with icy prongs, or occasionally alleviating the tension with teasing pads which evaporate back into the æther as though they were never there, ultimately leaving the listener at rapt and at his mercy for the duration. Mastered by Denis Blackham; Cover design by Nullvoid." - Ideal Recordings.

Artist: YOUNG, NATE
Title: Regression
Format: LP
Label: Ideal Recordings
Country: Sweden
Price: $19.00
"Wolf Eyes Nate Youngs Regression series has provided some of the most compelling dread-electronics spewed out by the North American underground in years, with instalments released by Demdike Stares DDS label and Aaron Dilloways Hanson, as well as NNA Tapes and others. It all began back in 2009 with this first volume issued by Joachim Nordwalls Ideal label, an incredible set thats now being released on vinyl here for the first time ever. Young is one of those artists whose output is instantly recognizable, his take on primitive electronics is both innovative and unnerving, and in recent years has really dominated the stylistic direction pursued by Wolf Eyes. Its a kind of creaky, bare-boned deconstruction of classic horror scoring jolted by noise and industrial motifs, sounding somewhere between Demdike Stares early work, John Carpenter, and Mica Levis by-now-classic soundtrack to Under The Skin (2014). You could neither classify Regression as a noise record nor an ambient one, instead the synth dissections and tape treatments more closely reference early electronic music. "Trapped" offers little of the claustrophobia suggested by its title, although the continual woody knocking sounds and filthy oscillations do engender a sense of unease, while "Dread" brings to mind the Desmond Briscoe soundtrack to Nigel Kneales The Stone Tape (1972). "Under The Skin" returns to the more esoteric, intangible sound designs that characterized the albums opening, writhing around in a spluttering, tactile fashion thats at once sonically rather beautiful but deeply sinister, modulating through grisly synthesizer gestures while more textural, percussive sounds flood through dub-style tape delays. Young has an uncanny ability to make sonic extremes sound incredibly seductive, and this volume is perhaps the most engrossing exposition of that unique ability. Cut at Dubplates & Mastering. Edition of 500." - Ideal Recordings.

Artist: ASO, AI
Title: Lone
Format: LP
Label: Ideologic Organ
Country: France
Price: $21.00
"Tokyos Ai Aso is a Japanese psychedelic pop singer-songwriter whose work has a whisper-thin acid-folk quality to it. She started performing as a solo singer around 2000. Her solo work, infrequent collaborations with White Heaven members You Ishihara and Michio Kurihara, Yurayura Teikoku, and Boris bring a level of fragility and hypnotism to the stage, recalling lost memories, small flavors of Coil, and serial playing on the verge of evaporation. As for her recent activities, she has performed on bills together with Sunn O))), Boris, Masaki Batoh (Ghost), Touri Kudoh, Kim Doo Soo, Mark Fry, Simon Finn, etc. Cut by CGB at Dubplates & Mastering." - Ideologic Organ.

Artist: BISHOP, SIR RICHARD
Title: Intermezzo
Format: LP
Label: Ideologic Organ
Country: France
Price: $21.00
"I met Richard in 2004 on a crazy tour in Australia (Oren Ambarchis last What Is Music?). He was a founding member of The Sun City Girls but he came out to play solo. Instantly we were entranced by his playing, so many beautiful elements of why I love guitar come through in his music and presence, without floating around in genre space at all. Here on the road with Kevin Drumm, Dead C, Residents, Gang Gang Dance, Black Dice, etc., amongst this insane line-up, Richard ended up supporting Pan Sonic and really held it down, as a soloist. A few years later, Peter Rehberg and I (as KTL) were invited to join a tour Richard was doing with Earth. His incredible communication of atmosphere and texture was even more fluid than I remembered -- a real pleasure. If the reason to start a record label is to release the music you are truly enamored by, this is a true example of that philosophy." -Stephen OMalley, Paris 2012.
"All songs composed & recorded by Sir Richard Bishop. Master & vinyl cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin, April 2012." -Ideologic Organ.
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Artist: DUMITRESCU, IANCU
Title: Pierres Sacrees/Hazard and Tectonics
Format: LP
Label: Ideologic Organ
Country: France
Price: $21.00
"Born in Romania in 1944, Iancu Dumitrescu is one of the leading personalities in contemporary music, whose significance embraces composition, interpretation and philosophy of music. His music and ideas are increasingly influential, centered on the idea of acousmatics and on the phenomenological approach he learned from Sergiu Celibidache, which Dumitrescu applies to the composition itself. Acousmatics represents for Dumitrescu not only "the art of disguising a sonic source" in a concrete approach, but the very metaphor of the sound -- infinite, cryptic alchemy applied to the sound material. Dumitrescus activity as a musicologist, composer and performer (conductor) intersected from the very beginning. In 1978, he received a scholarship from Sergiu Celibidache in Germany, thereafter embarking on systematic studies of general and musical phenomenology, while also conducting at the University of Trier and Munich. He adopted the Husserlian phenomenological perspective which led to important theoretical crystallization and to fertile creative conclusions, placing in question the principles of academic composition. According to Dumitrescu, this was the first time phenomenology was utilized as a true method of composition, which throws into query essential concepts, nevertheless hidden at that time: inspiration, vision, creativity, and imagination. Dumitrescu is considered one of the leaders of the spectral music trend worldwide. In 1976 he founded the Hyperion Ensemble, proposing a new aesthetic in todays music, hyper-spectral, based on the radiant power of sound within its microcosmic complexity, which is questioned, analyzed, and recomposed from a spectral perspective. Dumitrescu is also founder and artistic director of the International Music Festivals of Computer Assisted Music, Acousmania, Musica Nova, Musica Viva and the International Spectral Music Festival, Spectrum XXI -- held annually in three European capitals. His music is performed all over the world, with different ensembles, soloists and orchestras. As a Blodget artist-in-residence at Harvard University, he shared his methods and techniques of composition to the student graduates in composition. His output includes more than 300 works of chamber music, electroacoustic, orchestral music, computer music, etc. His work has been edited by Salabert (Paris), Editura Musicala (Bucharest) Gerig Musikverlage-Schott-Schone (Koln). His previous LPs and CDs have been published by Edition RZ (Berlin), Generation Unlimited (United States), Escargot-Harmonia Mundi (France), Electrecord (Bucharest), Artgallery (Paris), ReR Megacorp (London), Bananafish (Los Angeles), and Edition Modern (London-Bucharest). Vinyl cut at 45 rpm by CGB at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin, July 2013. Front cover photo courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech." - Ideologic Organ.
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Artist: ELODIE
Title: Vieux Silence
Format: LP
Label: Ideologic Organ
Country: France
Price: $22.00
Stephen OMalley on Elodie, the project of Andrew Chalk and Timo van Luijk, and their album Vieux Silence: "Having been entranced by both Andrew Chalks work with Mirror (and back to his solo works as Ferial Confine, plus multiple collaborations with David Jackman, The New Blockaders, Daisuke Suzuki, etc.), and Timo van Luijk (as Af Ursin, In Camera, La Poupée Vivante, and collaborations with Kris Vanderstraeten and others) for many years, I was naturally intrigued to hear about and hear their duo project Elodie. The project formed in 2010, and has spanned eleven beautiful albums already, to date. Vieux Silence for Ideologic Organ is their first release presented outside of their own record publishing nook, Faraway Press and La Scie Dorée. However this is not the first encounter between Ideologic Organ and Elodie, they performed at a night in London I curated in February 2012, alongside Jessika Kenney and Eyvind Kang. Elodies performance was among the most delicately engaging and savant I have witnessed... so very quiet, with snow falling in London outside Cafe Otos windows, the audience palpably entered a high intensity listening focus. The impression of this vivid memory is striking, considering how spare each of the individual elements present that night were. Vieux Silence, and Elodie in general, provoke a visual imagination in an instant, perhaps filtered through aged watercolor, tape grain, antique lenses, forgotten levels of listening, and observational patience. On this gorgeous album, Chalk and van Luijk also collaborate with piano, pedal steel, and clarinet (played by: Tom James Scott, Daniel Morris, and Jean-Noel Rebilly, respectively). Each detail carefully considered and coloring step-by-step, like an impressionist watercolor." Personnel: Tom James Scott - piano; Jean-Noël Rebilly - clarinet; Daniel Morris - guitar pedal steel. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering.

Artist: HIGGS, DANIEL
Title: The Fools Sermon, Part 1
Format: LP
Label: Ideologic Organ
Country: France
Price: $22.00
"Part 1 of The Fools Sermon as composed by and recorded by Daniel Higgs. Features Eli Winograd on bass and bass keyboard and Fumie Ishii on drums & voice and Higgs on banjo and voice. "Daniel Higgs once told me that the Earth is actually in its 34th life cycle. That everything has been conceived, created, grown, withered and ultimately been destroyed a grand total of thirty three times to date. As for quite how long this ourobouros-esque pattern will continue, he never enunciated. For enunciation is at the very heart of The Fools Sermon. Or I should say Ee-nun-see-a-she-on, as language in the hands of Higgs becomes a play-thing; syllables coil and retreat as if in eternal competition over the course of this 35 minute address. Anyone versed in Higgs vocabulary over his 30 year-plus career as musician, poet and orator, The Fools Sermon will feel like a worthy distillation of his other-world view: a raw vision of the sacred and the profane, the physical and the metaphysical, The Proterozoic and the present. At points, the results conjure a Flannery OConnor penned pulpit-bound preacher elucidating as a huddle of Tribe Records personnel channel Amiri Barakas Black Dada Nihilismus; at others the narcoleptic exotica of Eden Ahbez shakes hands with Blind Joe Death. One imagines Gene Roddenberrys Captain turning his attention to the Philosophers Stone, to boldly go where no man and everyman has been before and forever will go again." -- Anthony Sylvester, 2016. Cut by Christoph Grote-Beverborg at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin. Cover photo by Fumie Ishii. Back cover photo by Micke Keysendal." - Ideologic Organ.

Artist: JOHNSON, RAGNAR (ASSISTED BY JESSICA MAYER)
Title: Sacred Flute Music from New Guinea: Madang/Windim Mambu
Format: Double LP
Label: Ideologic Organ
Country: France
Price: $32.00
“Gatefold sleeve. Recorded by Ragnar Johnson, assisted by Jessica Mayer, in Papua New Guinea, April-August 1976. Tape-to-digital transfer by Dave Hunt at Dave Hunt Audio in London, July 2015. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering in Berlin, August 2015. Notes and photographs by Ragnar Johnson and Jessica Mayer. First combined release. Originally released as two distinct LPs on Quartz Publications (!QUARTZ 001 (1977) and !QUARTZ 002 (1979)) by David Toop with the assistance of Sue Steward, Evan Parker, Robert Wyatt, and Alfreda Benge. Reissued as two distinct CDs on Rounder Records in 1999 (Rounder CD 5154 and Rounder CD 5155). Includes recordings of sacred flutes blown to make the cries of spirits by adult men in the Madang region of Papua New Guinea, pairs of long bamboo male and female flutes played for ceremonies in the coastal villages near the Ramu river, Ravoi flutes from Bak accompanied by two garamut (carved wooden slit gongs), Waudang flutes from the island of Manam accompanied by two large and two small slit gongs and six singers, Jarvan flutes from Awar accompanied by a shell rattle, and the cries of six different pairs of flutes and one pair of conch shells from the Ramu coast, two pairs of Waudang flutes from the island of Manam with singing, and Mo-mo resonating tubes from the Finisterre Range. Occasional percussion is provided by wooden slit gongs and hand drums.” - Ideologic Organ. "We would like to thank the performers and people of the villages of Awar, Borai, Boda, Kaean, Kuluguma, Nubia Sissimungum and Damaindeh-Bau for making this record possible. Copies of the master tapes are in the Institute of Papua New Guinea Studies, Port Moresby. Ragnar Johnson thanks the Canadian I.D.RC. for supporting his anthropological research. Thanks to Dave Hunt for transferring the original magnetic tape recordings onto digital media and to Stephen OMalley, David Toop and Evan Parker for assistance." - Ragnar Johnson & Jessica Mayer.
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Artist: JOHNSON, RAGNAR (ASSISTED BY JESSICA MAYER)
Title: Sacred Flute Music from New Guinea: Madang/Windim Mambu
Format: Double CD
Label: Ideologic Organ
Country: France
Price: $22.00
“Recorded by Ragnar Johnson, assisted by Jessica Mayer, in Papua New Guinea, April-August 1976. Tape-to-digital transfer by Dave Hunt at Dave Hunt Audio in London, July 2015. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering in Berlin, August 2015. Notes and photographs by Ragnar Johnson and Jessica Mayer. First combined release. Originally released as two distinct LPs on Quartz Publications (!QUARTZ 001 (1977) and !QUARTZ 002 (1979)) by David Toop with the assistance of Sue Steward, Evan Parker, Robert Wyatt, and Alfreda Benge. Reissued as two distinct CDs on Rounder Records in 1999 (Rounder CD 5154 and Rounder CD 5155). Includes recordings of sacred flutes blown to make the cries of spirits by adult men in the Madang region of Papua New Guinea, pairs of long bamboo male and female flutes played for ceremonies in the coastal villages near the Ramu river, Ravoi flutes from Bak accompanied by two garamut (carved wooden slit gongs), Waudang flutes from the island of Manam accompanied by two large and two small slit gongs and six singers, Jarvan flutes from Awar accompanied by a shell rattle, and the cries of six different pairs of flutes and one pair of conch shells from the Ramu coast, two pairs of Waudang flutes from the island of Manam with singing, and Mo-mo resonating tubes from the Finisterre Range. Occasional percussion is provided by wooden slit gongs and hand drums.” - Ideologic Organ. "We would like to thank the performers and people of the villages of Awar, Borai, Boda, Kaean, Kuluguma, Nubia Sissimungum and Damaindeh-Bau for making this record possible. Copies of the master tapes are in the Institute of Papua New Guinea Studies, Port Moresby. Ragnar Johnson thanks the Canadian I.D.RC. for supporting his anthropological research. Thanks to Dave Hunt for transferring the original magnetic tape recordings onto digital media and to Stephen OMalley, David Toop and Evan Parker for assistance." - Ragnar Johnson & Jessica Mayer.

Artist: KANG, EYVIND
Title: Visible Breath
Format: LP
Label: Ideologic Organ
Country: France
Price: $21.00
"Eyvind Kangs tremendous efforts on Sunn O)))s Monoliths & Dimensions album helped elevate the groups presence to a new level creatively and aesthetically. We were fortunate and perhaps even destined to have this crossing. During this period Kang also premiered the pair of pieces presented on side A of this album, Visible Breath and Monodology. I was fortunate to witness an ensemble concert of these compositions titled Grass in Seattle which featured many of the same amazing musicians wed been working with on the O))) record, notably the most respected elders Julien Priester and Stuart Dempster. Their presence was such an honor and also an unpredictable inspiration due to their incredibly rich lives producing new and experimental music. The Grass recording done at the time lay dormant for many years. Its my pleasure to present these incredible compositions to the world through this humble effort. Side B is a new piece recorded in summer 2011 with pedal steel and cello, a beautiful excursion of harmonics, ghost tones, and integral interpretation titled Thick Tarragon. Delicate, enjoyable and translucent as white fields of grass." --Stephen OMalley, October 2011; Ideologic Organ curation and art direction by Stephen OMalley. Stewart Dempster (trombone); Julian Priester (trombone); Cuong Vu (trumpet); Taina Karr (oboe); Timb Harris (violin); Eyvind Kang (viola); Jessika Kenney (voice); Miguel Frasconi (glass); Cristina Valdez (piano); Steve Moore (electric piano); Susan Alcorn (pedal steel guitar); Janel Leppin (modified cello). Mastered & vinyl cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin, October 2011.

Artist: KENNEY & EYVIND KANG, JESSIKA
Title: Aestaurium
Format: LP
Label: Ideologic Organ
Country: France
Price: $20.00
"Jessika Kenney is a vocalist known for her haunting timbral sense, as well as her profound interpretation of vocal traditions. Eyvind Kang is a violist for whom the act of music and learning is a spiritual discipline. Aestuarium is a meditation on a psalm of lamentation and the unary tone in the metaphor of salt and fresh water, inspired by Gaelic psalmery, Tibetan notational gestures, and the microtonality of the tetrachord. Recorded on the shore of Colvos Passage in 2005 by renowned engineer Mell Dettmer. Stephen OMalley comments: "Amongst many other amazing pieces Jessika & Eyvind collaborated on SUNN O)))s Monoliths & Dimensions album, Jessika leading the choir on the piece "Big Church" and Eyvind composing the acoustic arrangements for "Big Church" & "Alice." I learned an immense amount about music through these collaborations, specifically the idea of Spectral music through research and discussion/reference points of composers such as Grisey and Murail. Aestuarium is a beautiful piece of minimalist spectral music which has brought great pleasure to my ears over the years." Originally released on CD by Endless Records in 2005. Ideologic Organ curation and art direction by Stephen OMalley, manufactured and distributed by Editions Mego." -Ideologic Organ
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Artist: KENNEY & EYVIND KANG, JESSIKA
Title: The Face of the Earth
Format: LP
Label: Ideologic Organ
Country: France
Price: $21.00
"The second beautiful album by the duo of Jessika Kenney -- a vocalist known for her haunting timbral sense, as well as her profound interpretation of Persian vocal traditions -- and Eyvind Kang -- a violist for whom the act of music and learning is a spiritual discipline. All tracks were composed by Kenney (voice, percussion, electronics) and Kang (viola, setar, electronics)." -Ideologic Organ. "The Central Javanese Wangsalan is a kind of riddle (two lines, twelve syllables each, divided 4 and 8 ), sung by the female vocalist on the gamelan, often using images of natural phenomena alongside descriptions of human characteristics, invoking atmospheres of primordial knowledge, humor, heightened sensation, philosophy, with much hidden wordplay and reference." - J. Kenney. "Tavaf" is based on a ghazal by twelfth century Persian Sufi poet Attar (12th c.). Vinyl cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin October 2012.

Artist: LEE, OKKYUNG
Title: Gail
Format: LP
Label: Ideologic Organ
Country: France
Price: $21.00
"A native of Korea, cellist/composer Okkyung Lee has been developing her unique voice in both improvised and composed music by blending her wide interests and influences. Since moving to New York in 2000, she has worked with numerous artists ranging from Laurie Anderson, David Behrman, Douglas Gordon, Vijay Iyer, Christian Marclay, Jim ORourke, Evan Parker, and John Zorn, just to name a few, while leading her own projects and releasing more than 20 albums and touring extensively in the U.S. and Europe. Okkyung was a recipient of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant in 2010. Ghil was recorded and produced by the Norwegian artist Lasse Marhaug. Instead of recording in what has become the standard in modern contemporary music, with high-end equipment and in controlled studio settings, Marhaug wanted to record Ghil in an expressionistic way -- to purposely use crude equipment and unorthodox microphone placement in order to give a more raw and direct depiction of Okkyung playing her music. Marhaug says if they were making a film, it would be like shooting on grainy 16mm black and white with close-ups instead of 35mm color cinemascope. Thus all of Ghil was recorded on a portable cassette recorder from 1976 that Marhaug had just bought second hand. The sessions for the album were done during the spring of 2012 in and around the Oslo area. The locations varied from places like Marhaugs studio; a back alley in Oslo center; a cabin in the forest on the Nesodden peninsula; and a former hydroelectric power plant in the mountains outside Rjukan. The recordings have been edited, but no overdubs or other post-manipulation other than mastering. Mastered by Marcus Schmickler at Piethopraxis, Köln, March 2013. Vinyl cut by CGB at Dubplates and Mastering, Berlin, April 2013. Cover photograph by C. Spencer Yeh. Design by Stephen F. OMalley." - Ideologic Organ

Artist: LEIGH, HEATHER
Title: I Abused Animal
Format: LP
Label: Ideologic Organ
Country: France
Price: $21.00
"I Abused Animal is Heather Leighs first solo album for Ideologic Organ, following solo albums on Kendra Steiner Editions, Golden Lab Records, Not Not Fun, Fag Tapes, Wish Image, Volcanic Tongues label, and more. Renowned as a fearless free improviser, Leigh showcases her songwriting prowess on I Abused Animal, foregrounding her stunning voice and her innovations for the pedal steel guitar. Warmly recorded in a secret location in the English countryside, the album transports the power of her captivating live performances to a studio setting, capturing her tactile playing in full clarity while making devastating use of volume and space. Leigh explores themes of abuse, sexual instinct, vulnerability, memory, shadow, fantasy, cruelty, and projection. I Abused Animal is a personal, idiosyncratic, and deeply psychedelic work, ranging from almost Kousokuya-scale black blues through the kind of ethereal electro-ritual of Solstice-era Coil. At times the intimacy of the recordings makes you feel like shes singing directly into your ear, playing just for you. Leigh has performed and released music since the 1990s as a solo artist and with a wide range of uncompromising collaborators including Peter Brötzmann and Jandek, and has toured extensively throughout the US, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Her playing is as physical as it is phantom, combining spontaneous compositions with a feel for the full interaction of flesh with hallucinatory power sources. With a rare combination of sensitivity and strength, Leighs steel mainlines sanctified slide guitar and deforms it using hypnotic tone-implosions while juggling walls of bleeding amp-tone with choral-vocal-constructs and wrenching single-note ascensions. Shes played, performed, and released music with Ash Castles on the Ghost Coast, Charalambides, Scorces (a duo with Christina Carter), Dream/Aktion Unit (a group with Thurston Moore, Paul Flaherty, Chris Corsano, and Matt Heyner), Taurpis Tula, Jailbreak (a duo with Corsano), Termas (a duo with Lynda), Annihilating Light (a duo with Stefan Jaworzyn), Richard Youngs, Blood Stereo, MV & EE, Robbie Yeats of The Dead C, John Olson of Wolf Eyes, Smegma, Jutta Koether, Kommissar Hjuler & Mama Bär, and many others. I Abused Animal was composed and performed by Heather Leigh. Recorded and engineered by Joe Gubay in Surrey, October 2014. Cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering in Berlin, July 2015. Photographs by David Keenan. Spiritual adviser: Dean Roberts. Ideologic Organ curation and art direction by Stephen OMalley; manufactured and distributed by Editions Mego." - Ideologic Organ.

Artist: LINDSTROM, MATS
Title: MIG
Format: LP
Label: Ideologic Organ
Country: France
Price: $21.00
" (MIG) produced by Pro Arte Foundation for JSC "Klimov" Aviation Engines Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia, September 2011. Recording assistant: Vladislav Petrov, producer: Ekaterina Puzankova. "IBM" tracks recorded at EMS Elektronmusikstudion, Stockholm, April 2012. "ONE" tracks premiered at San Servolo, Venezia, Italy, December 2008 together with Anna Kochs "Scratch Memory." "Give Us the Tools ...." was premiered at Theaterhaus Stuttgart, Germany, July 2006, dedicated to Hugh Davies. "Children Of Paradise" is a tape part remaining from the piece "Sörmländsk Tragedi" for childrens string orchestra, premiered at Kulturhuset Stockholm and Sveriges Radio P2, February 2003. Mats Lindström works as a composer and a musician, often with strains of live electronics. He often works with intermedia, scenic elements and visual arts as a complement to the music, and has worked both with music for concerts, theater and dance as well as radio art and sound installations. Formerly an engineer in the electronics industry, Lindstrom has designed and constructed a number of unique electronic musical instruments and apparatuses. Ideologic Organ curation and art direction by Stephen OMalley." -Ideologic Organ.

Artist: MOSLANG, NORBERT
Title: indoor_outdoor
Format: LP
Label: Ideologic Organ
Country: France
Price: $21.00
"The deep electric rainforest sound atmospheres that the listener will hear on this record was the tip of the iceberg of a rich and elaborate work process. For over 30 years, Norbert Möslang has made installations, sound performances,and music records that are deeply involved in the hidden world of vibrations to convert them into loud sounds and thick textures. Living simultaneously in spheres of inside/outside, micro-vibrations, spatial structures, underground music venues, art galleries, underwater, glass windows, body movement, precise equalizers, insects, microcosms, and electronic devices, Möslang constructs fascinating, untrammeled worlds of both philosophical and physical power." -Ideologic Organ. "I attempted a Voice Crack gig when I was 21 at an experimental noise festival in Fribourg ... Möslang and Voice Crack opened to me both the ways to experimental noise music as well as sound art performance. When looking through the rear-view mirror, its clear that in the late 70s/early 80s, there werent many artists working with harsh noise -- a list of the classics includes The New Blockaders, Whitehouse and Throbbing Gristle in the UK; Hijokaidan, Merzbow, Incapacitants in Japan; NON, The Haters in the States, among only a few others. Since the break up of Voice Crack in 2002, Norbert Möslang enlarged his practice to cover all noise and experimental practices, from lo-fi Everyday-Cracked-Electronics, saturation/overdrive work, performance and improvisation, field recordings and multi layered ambient noise composition. Through interconnecting, heterogeneous everyday objects; linking the outside sound environment into a quiet art museum by fixing microphones to its windows; filming the underwater Venice canal in order to set off neverending imagery flux, allowing a movie to play its own soundtrack by triggering photo-sensors, Möslang proves to our entire nervous system that the world we inhabit is no more than infinite continuum. To talk about indoor_outdoor specifically, again, Möslangs music drives us from nothing to everything. A field recording in a Swiss harbor is then processed and composed in a studio. The second track hot_cold_shield is a collaborative duo with Toshimaru Nakamura, an influential member of the Onkyokei scene in Japan -- a brutal live improvisation recorded at Manif dart in Québec." -Balthazar Lovay, Deborence, September 2012; Vinyl cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin, October 2012.

Artist: NAZORANAI
Title: S/T
Format: Double LP
Label: Ideologic Organ
Country: France
Price: $31.00
Keiji Haino (guitar, vocals & synth), Stephen OMalley (bass guitar) & Oren Ambarchi (battery). Vinyl cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin, April 2012. "Oren Ambarchi has been an active colleague -- we have collaborated on a number of Sunn O))) projects, and also Sunn O)))-related projects, film scores, tours, meals, etcetera over the years. He brought us to Australia for the first time in 2004, we toured Israel with Attila Csihar as Gravetemple Trio in 2006. Oren introduced us to Haino-san in 2006 when Sunn O))) played the FIMAV festival in Victoriaville, Quebec (Oren was in the ensemble on that tour), in a stinky locker room (the venue was a hockey ring). Had no idea what to expect but a few hours later, he was on stage with us. It was one of those what now moments you never imagine happening, having been a fan/follower of Hainos playing, concerts and recordings over the years. Five years later, somehow, we ended up as this trio. Haino, Oren and I were all in Holland for one reason or another and decided to try it. I played bass for the first time on stage with this group. Maybe it shows but the idea was a power trio backing up Haino-san, with a lot of amplification. We have had the chance to repeat the trio twice again so far, and this recording comes from a concert in Paris, November 2011. Its hard to describe the lessons through real-time communication in music with such a master of form, but needless to say, they were much different than what I was expecting and beyond! Proof again that expectations lead to dead ends. Was a most challenging experience in real-time music. I feel incredibly honored to be part of this trio." -Stephen OMalley.

Artist: NECKS, THE
Title: Unfold
Format: Double LP
Label: Ideologic Organ
Country: France
Price: $31.00
"Ideologic Organ present Unfold, brand-new recordings from The Necks, the legendary Australian trio who excel in bypassing musical cliche whilst exploring and extending the practices embedded within improvisation, jazz, post rock, ambient, minimal, and textural, "sound based" music. The latest document from this long-running ensemble presents itself as a double LP, with four side-length tracks. A deliberate absence of numbered sides hands a substantial swatch of participation over to the listener, allowing her to navigate his own path through the soundscape at hand. The shorter length of the vinyl format, far from being a constraint upon the members of the ensemble, instead offers them a more compact horizon to contemplate, wherein the distance travelled is recalibrated to more immediate and dynamic textural concerns. The immediacy of "Rise" confirms this new path, as the mournful tones of Lloyd Swantons bass swirl around Chris Abrahamss crystalline piano motif, with Tony Bucks percussion steering proceedings into enlightening free-jazz territories. "Blue Mountain" cuts a swathe through the sonic undergrowth, with soul organ, rattling percussion, whistles, and loping sound-waves all vying for the foreground. "Overhear" retains a sublime melancholic aura as the percussion and keyboards simultaneously embrace and fall apart, whilst "Timepiece" skips along as a gentle gesture of further possibilities. Exactly how The Necks conjure their particular magic - as deceptively simple as it seems - whilst always moving forward, is anyones guess, but Unfold proves yet again that rules and schools are to be broken and re-formed into patterns and frameworks unlike those already known. Mastered & cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering." - Ideologic Organ.

Artist: PHURPA
Title: Trowo Phurnag Ceremony
Format: Double LP
Label: Ideologic Organ
Country: France
Price: $26.00
"This voyage began in the middle of the 1990s in Moscow, when a group of artists and musicians led by Alexei Tegin and based at the legendary Fabrique of Cardinal Art commenced their studies of traditional ritual music, drifting away from the field of contemporary electroacoustic and industrial music with the intent to delve deeper into the ancient musical cultures of ancient Egypt, Iran and Tibet. The original 2003 line-up of the project that emerged as a result was dubbed Phurpa (one of the five tutelary deities of the Father Tantra in Bon tradition), and all the members have carried on with their research in the field of Bon and Buddhist liturgies up to the present day. Before Buddhism reached Tibet, local people had practiced involved shamanic rites derived from various ancestral cults. Later on, circa the VI-IX century A.D., a conflict between the local tradition, namely, the pre-Buddhist religion of Bon (which originates from Central Asia) and Tantric Buddhism (hailing from the North of India) gave birth to a unique cultural phenomenon known as Tibetan Buddhism, which combines an extensive metaphysical corpus and an advanced philosophical system with pristine ceremonial practices that reach down through many centuries. In the X-XI century A.D., the monastic ensemble came into being. It has got a lot in common with the Chinese court ensembles of the Tang dynasty; nevertheless, the Tibetan ceremonial ensemble has preserved its authenticity and kept a large number of primordial elements stemming from the ancient Tibeto-Burmanese music intact to this day. A typical ensemble usually includes a pair of nga drums, several rolmo cymbals and a pair of gyaling oboes, as well as telescopic dunchen horns, dunkar shells and short wandun horns. One of the unique features of the Tibetan monastic choir is a specific kind of overtone chanting, called "rgyud-skad," or the Tantric voice, which is based on the principle of the singers transmogrification during the so-called "chanting meditation." The ritual Tibetan instruments as used by the ensemble include the following: dunchen, gyaling, silnyen, bub, damaru, kanling, nga, shang. The ensemble adheres to the rgyud-skad tradition of Tantric overtone chanting. Stephen OMalley comments: "Russian group led by the contemporary artist Alexei Tegin take on a traditional and ancient form of Tibetan ritual music by the name of Bon. While many familiar aspects will be revealed to the informed listener, the group PHURPA takes the polyphonic singing style to a lower key and a slower pace. Over the course of 4 LP sides, this meditative listen unveils many spectral illusions and invigorating evolutions in sonic possibilities." Originally released on CD by Sketis Music, Russia, 2008. Ideologic Organ curation and art direction by Stephen OMalley, manufactured and distributed by Editions Mego. Phurpa are: Alexei Tegin, Andrei Grekov, Cheslav Merk, Eduard Utukin and Dmitry Globa-Mikhailenko." -Ideologic Organ
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Artist: ROZMANN, AKOS
Title: 12 Stationer VI
Format: Double LP
Label: Ideologic Organ
Country: France
Price: $31.00
"Ákos Rózmann (1939-2005) studied at the Bártók conservatory in Budapest and took diplomas in both composition and organ playing at the Liszt Academy. In 1971, he was given a scholarship to study electronic music in Stockholm. His encounter with the electronic tools was a revolutionary experience for him and was to give a whole new direction to his work. Soon he abandoned composition for acoustic instruments and was later to claim that instrumental music had no future. For several years, he earned his living as an organist at St. Erics Catholic Cathedral in Stockholm, often using recordings of organ sounds made in the dead of the night as a source for his electronic works. Rózmann often preferred monumental forms and several of his most prominent works, such as 12 Stationer (trans. 12 Stations) and Mässa (trans. Mass), grew side-by-side over a long period of time. With a few rare exceptions, the conflict between good and evil was the basic theme in his works. The fight went on continuously in arenas and within power relations that would suddenly change. In Rózmanns imagined world, no room was given to chance. Big powers, luminous or dark, would lie behind the most trivial everyday events. A large portion of Tibetan Buddhism gradually infiltrated his Catholic Weltanschauung, and 12 Stationer, composed between 1978 and 2001, is a musical interpretation of the Tibetan Wheel of Life. The last part of the 12 stations, old age and death, is called the celebrators in Rózmanns version (completed in 2001). When asked what sort of celebration he meant he replied: the merriment you hear is false, it is not genuine, it is empty. Dörr Med Tårar (trans. Door With Tears) from 1988-1989 is unmistakeably an homage to Pierre Henry and the title alludes to Variations For A Door And A Sigh. During one of my last encounters with Rózmann, he told me in depth about how Henrys influence was significant in leading him to choose electronic music. He regarded Le Voyage from the Tibetan Book of the Dead to be the most important pioneering piece in the history of electronic music. Ákos Rózmann showed particular devotion to his work during more than thirty active years. During his lifetime he never sought, nor did he win any mentionable recognition. As a true modernist, he didnt compose with an audience or the critics in mind. His mission was to compose for the future. It was his conviction that the mystical energy for compositional work should derive straight from God. It is a truly great thing to witness the publication of this album." -Mats Lindström, Stockholm, February 2012. "lona Maros (soprano), Miklós Maros, Viveca Servatius (voices), Ákos Rózmann (piano and voice). Composed at EMS elektronmusikstudion, Stockholm, by Ákos Rózmann. Vinyl cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin May 2011. Ideologic Organ curation and art direction by Stephen OMalley." -Ideologic Organ
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Artist: ROZMANN, AKOS
Title: 12 Stations/Tolv Stationer
Format: 7 CD BOX
Label: Ideologic Organ
Country: France
Price: $74.00
"In 2012 Ideologic Organ released the 2LP set 12 Stationer VI (SOMA 007LP) featuring the last part of a large scale work by the Hungarian-Swedish composer Ákos Rózmann. Here, in 2014 Ideologic Organ is immensely proud to present the complete version of Rózmann s epic masterpiece presented for the first time in its entirety as a deluxe 7CD set. Akos Rózmann (1939-2005) was born in Budapest where he studied organ and composition at the Liszt Academy. From 1971 to 1974 he studied composition at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and from 1978 he was an organist at the catholic cathedral in Stockholm. Throughout his life, Rózmann dedicated himself to musique concrete, developing one of the largest and most rewarding bodies of work in this, the most alchemical of all musical genres. In the early 80s, Rozmann started to build a private electroacoustic studio which he installed in the basement of the Catholic Cathedral while continuing to work in tandem at the Elektronmusikstudion (EMS Sweden) where he produced his earlier masterpieces. With an unwavering commitment to the creation of music, Rózmann would often lock himself up in his windowless studio working into the night in order to achieve the results he desired. This combination of vision, passion and stubbornness resulted in one of the most singular catalogs within the field of musique concrète, commissioned by the Hungarian composer Miklos Maros, who requested a five-minute work for piano and voice. Rózmann accepted the offer with the intention of writing a tape piece made from recordings of Miklos wife, the soprano singer Ilona Maros and his own experiments with prepared piano. The elements recorded here became the source material for Twelve Stations, a work which flew far from the initial five-minute brief to land 20 years later as a spirit-stretching journey of more than 6 1/2 hours. The compositional process is unique in Rózmanns output due to the 18-year gap between the initial phase and completion of the final work. The first phase made between 1978-1980 consists of an exploration of traditional musique concrète techniques such as speeding up, slowing down, cutting and splicing tape. The last four stations made between 1998-2001 embrace digital technology where small sections of the original recordings from 1978 were fed through an effects processor and improvised on a sampler keyboard. Despite this gap and the different techniques deployed at each period of creation the monumental result sits as a complete and staggering whole. Within the set limitations of the source material Rózmanns skill unfolds in an uncanny ability to coax a vast world of flexible sound from the original piano and voice recordings. The result is a maelstrom of dynamic audio and one of the most daring, challenging and rewarding works of musique concrète from the 20th century. Rózmann was typically ambiguous about the meaning behind his work despite suggesting earlier that the first part of Twelve Stations was an interpretation of the Tibetan Wheel of Life. Twelve Stations is a unique masterpiece of 20th century musique concrète and presents itself as an intensely personal and bold realm of sound, an offering as such, a radical mass open to all." --Mark Harwood; Packaged in a hardcover slipcase with a pull ribbon, a 20-page booklet containing an extensive essay on the composition by the scholar Gergely Loch, photos from the process and of scores and the composer." - Ideologic Organ.
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Artist: ROZMANN, AKOS
Title: Images of the Dream and Death
Format: Triple LP
Label: Ideologic Organ
Country: France
Price: $43.00
"This recording is the fourth version of Images of the Dream and Death by Ákos Rózmann; revised at EMS/Elektronmusikstudion, Stockholm in 2001 for a performance in Essen. The first version was realized with Buchla synthesizer at the State Academy of Music, EMS/Elektronmusikstudion, Stockholm 1974-1977 (released on Phono Suecia as PS 27, 1986); the third version in April 1990 (released on Phono Suecia as PSCD 27, 1991). Images of the Dream and Death/Bilder inför Drömmen och Döden. "My intention in composing this work was, with the aid of sound, EMS, and the studio of the State Academy of Music in Stockholm between August 1974 and June 1977, to portray good and evil. I failed, however, to depict good idealistically. The figures which I use here are always characteristic of deserted, anxious, weeping humanity. When I conjure forth the good in the introduction to a piece, other forces soon make themselves felt. The beginning of the third movement, for example, reminds one of the sound of distant bells. These approaching impulses inspire peace and serenity, but all the alien elements which then reveal themselves stand in the way of development; their impact is devastating. The sound of the bells becomes muddied, it is transferred beyond recognition and finally ceases. With my composition I seek to describe a process. The main emphasis is on the two contrary elements declaring themselves simultaneously, and on a scrutiny of the changes which occur when they interact. First movement: sounds characterizing various types (good and evil) -- cries, weeping, shrieks, growls, etc. -- occur at random and are linked together by noise, movements, beats, etc. Second movement: this portrays various forms of matter and various phenomena connected with our existence: a. earth b. water c. movement-energy. The structure of movements two and three is characterized by the different blocks accompanying one another. Each block is a fully worked-out unit, the meaning of which depends on the position it occupies in the development of the composition. Third movement: the sound types from movement one now constitute different groups. Among them we find blocks denoting the good (e.g. the sound of bells) or evil (e.g. metallic rattling, violent blows, the knocking of wood-like objects). The antitheses discernible between the musical units are a new element." --Ákos Rózmann (from Nutida Musik nr. 3 1977/78) Ákos Rózmann was born in Hungary in 1939. He studied composition and took his organists and composers diploma at the Liszt Academy in Budapest. Between 1971 and 1974 he studied composition with Ingvar Lidholm at the State Academy of Music in Stockholm. He became organist of the Catholic Cathedral in Stockholm in 1978. Composed & produced by Ákos Rózmann. Vinyl cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin, April 2013. Cover painting by Ferenc Füzeskuti. Rózmanns portrait by Per B. Adolphson. Liner notes by Jim ORourke and Mats Lindstrom." -Ideologic Organ.
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Artist: SUNN O))) MEETS NURSE WITH WOUND
Title: The Iron Soul Of Nothing
Format: 2LP
Label: Ideologic Organ
Country: France
Price: $31.00
"Repressed. Finally, available now as double vinyl set, this is a must for fans of both of these legendary sonic travelers: Steven Stapleton and Colin Potter twist SUNN O)))s 2000 album ØØVOID inside-out on Nurse With Wounds dissection table. "In 2007 we commissioned Nurse With Wound to re-work the masters of SUNN O)))s second album ØØVOID to be included as a bonus CD on the Japanese reissue of said album released a year later on Daymare Recordings. We dug up the original 2" reels from the 2000 session, had Mell Dettmer bake the tapes, made the multi-track transfers and sent the drive over to IC studios. The initial brief was to hopefully come up with something in the vein of Nurses legendary Soliloquy For Lilith set (my favorite release of the collective). What was returned was way beyond our expectations, completely transformed and rediscovered material, including highlighting formerly obscured vocals of the legendary Pete Stahl (Scream, Wool, Goatsnake). A vast, creepy sonic journey some part drone/depth of SUNN O))), other part concrete weirdness of Nurse, third part just downright out there in surreality and obscure referencing." --Stephen OMalley; Alchemical dialysis at IC Studio November and December 2007. Procedures executed by Steven Stapleton & Colin Potter. Produced by SUNN O))) & Scott Reeder. Ideologic Organ curation and art direction by Stephen OMalley." -Ideologic Organ

Artist: WHEN
Title: The Black Death
Format: LP
Label: Ideologic Organ
Country: France
Price: $21.00
"Originally released in 1992 on CD by Tatra; never previously reissued. "Coming out of the 1980s Norwegian post-punk scene, When is the solo project of Lars Pedersen. The first albums were in a similar landscape as what he was doing with industrial art-rock band Holy Toy, and his later works have veered into a wide range of territories, but in between all this we find his fourth album from 1992 -- The Black Death (titled Svartedauen in Norwegian) -- a decidedly darker creation. Inspired by Theodor Kittelsens 1900 series of grim drawings depicting The Black Deaths 1349 ravaging of Norway, The Black Death is a highly sophisticated 38-minute musique concrète sound-collage that mixes elements of manipulated traditional Norwegian folk music (such as the eerie Hardanger fiddle) with sounds of horses whining, rats gnawing, wood grinding, and people moaning. Musically, it fits somewhere between Nurse With Wounds Dadaist studio experiments and Luc Ferraris dramatic narrative environmental sound poems. Fans of Norwegian black metal will recognize the Kittelsen art from several Burzum album covers. The Black Deaths release just happened to coincide with the church-burnings of the 1992 black metal summer, and Varg Vikernes, and a generation of young metal artists who would radically change the musical landscape of extreme metal forever, were big fans of this album. The Black Death incomparably evokes that feeling of doom and medieval dread that the black metal bands were attempting with croaked screams and distorted guitars around the same time. So if youre looking for the missing link between Arne Nordheim and Mayhem -- this is it. Pristine vinyl cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering in January 2015 and packaged in a gatefold sleeve featuring texts and interviews with and about Pedersen as well as a 12-page booklet of Kittelsens drawings for Svartedauen. The rats would be pleased" --Lasse Marhaug, Oslo, March 2015. Composed by Lars Pedersen: programming, keyboards, harp, cello, percussion, sounds, and voices. Recorded summer 1992 at Sound Sector, Oslo, with engineer Bernt Kanstad. Mastered 2011 at Livingroom, Oslo, by Morten Lund. Produced by When. The Black Death is based on Svartedauen (1900) by Theodor Kittelsen (1857-1914). All drawings by Theodor Kittelsen. Liner notes by Bjarne Riiser Gundersen and Bård Torgersen. Assistance and consultation on this edition: Kristoffer Rygg. Ideologic Organ curation and art direction by Stephen OMalley; manufactured and distributed by Editions Mego." - Ideologic Organ.

Artist: IRENE MOON/ORTHO
Title: Split
Format: Picture Disc 7"
Label: Ignivomous
Country: US
Price: $7.00
"Though the term musical theater often conjures up horrific images of over-acting and lifes foibles resolved in song form, theres no inherent evil in the concept of combining the two. Lexington, Kentuckys Auk Theater offer simple pantomimes with cartoonish props, set to a soundtrack that combines a warped aural accompaniment with diegetic effects that act as guides for the narrative. Irene Moon, the groups founder, takes everyday activities and social interactions (in this case, a visit to the dentist), magnifying the absurd and surreal, to create her otherworldly scenes. On her side of this 7⿝, a split picture disc with New Yorks Ortho, one must imagine the visual aspects of ⿿Auk Dentist⿝ as clued by the music, though, with Moons penchant for the weaving of samples, electronic noises, and isolated vocal recordings, its hard to pinpoint exactly what could be happening. A ringing phone, the ominous sound of the drill, and a voice-over from what was probably a high school psychology filmstrip offer clues, but, in the end, the music neednt rely on the story, and Moons psychedelic pastiche remains just as hypnotic in its purely aural form. Ortho, capitalizes, it seems, on Moons love of entomology, with their contribution to the disc, with plenty of buzzing and flittering sound. Its not hard to imagine the music as the magnified sounds of insects, with the rapid flapping of wings, scurrying feet, and probing antennae. "Ortho demonstrates how humans would benefit by behaving more like insects⿝ is a title thats almost longer than the groups side of the slab, but its a useful guide when it comes to listening to Orthos buggy noise." - Adam Strohm (FakeJazz).

Artist: MC TRACHIOTOMY/OCCASIONAL DETROIT
Title: Split
Format: 12"
Label: Ignivomous
Country: US
Price: $12.00
"A mess-up-your-mind new LP split between two outside-the-norm screwballers. New Orleans MC Trachiotomy scores with some more of his patented, deep-in-the-game experimental hip hop stylings (including some Drum Buddy work from fellow Marginy mate Quintron), while Michigan freak sound motherhumpers Occasional Detroit just get fucked. Packaged with cover art by Devin Flynn." - Revolver.

Artist: PRICK DECAY
Title: Rotten Groove
Format: 7"
Label: Ignivomous
Country: USA
Price: $6.50

Artist: SUKORA
Title: oeo
Format: LP
Label: Ignivomous
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"Chris Sienko made me want this when he described how for a while he played this record every morning at 7AM when he got up for work and read e-mail. If you know what Sukora does -- ultra-quiet sound stuff -- that might make sense to you. Kinda puts you in that meditative early morning zone, yknow? The cool thing about Sukora is that he doesnt sound like hes doing it digitally at all, just like literally rustling paper a few feet away from microphone. You know how he listed his instrumentation in Muckraker #9: "I use old cassette recorders, paper, destroyed Macintosh, old records players, and something." You can pretty easily miss this LP while its on. In fact, the first time I put it on in the morning before work, the coffee maker alone was drowning it out. Then the heater kicked on and it was all over. So you might wanna find just the right setting in which to spin it. Try it right after the Screaming Mee-Mees!" - Blastitude: Issue 12, 2002.

Artist: V/A
Title: Ignivomous Records Presents Holiday Abstractions: Easter, Puberty & Amplifiers
Format: 7"
Label: Ignivomous
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"Feat. Flying Luttenbachers, To Live & Shave In LA, K Salvatore, Cock ESP, Expose Your Eyes, Malta, Duotron, etc." - Ignivomous. Mid 90s release.
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Artist: YOUNGS, RICHARD & SIMON WICKHAM-SMITH
Title: Knish
Format: LP
Label: Ignivomous
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Ultra-fine LP from these improv masters. This record consists of Richard on electric guitar and Simon on baby grand piano." - Ignivimous. Long out of print 1995 release.

Artist: KING BLOOD
Title: Eyewash Silver
Format: LP
Label: Ignorant Gore
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Little anonymous fuzz guitar rudiment blowdown from ex-Snake Apartment guitarist Ryland Wharton (also the man behind the excellent Skulltones and Twonicorn labels). As King Blood, he lays down eight instrumental four-trackers rendered over a three-year period, nothing but guitar, bass and cymbal to keep time, and in that space the artist gets real, with simple themes repeated in a noisy, low-rent, yet meditative space. For as thick as these vibes get, the music itself is not necessarily aggressive, which is why these big, billowing songs sound gentle and bluesy and introspective, even in the overblown treatment most of them receive. Early Wooden Shjips or the Purling Hiss LP (and above all, Les Rallizes Denudes) would be good signposts for this album, but without the obvious psych moves like wah-solos and acid burn motifs, or the heavy drumming to keep time; King Blood wants to get you down by volume, and in that it is a drifting, uncompromising, diffuse and very loud success. 100 copies for this world, in paste-on sleeves – a few contain a silkscreened design on Stonehenge paper that was allegedly runoff from a gallery exhibition held earlier this summer. Those are signed and numbered as well. (availability? ask the angels…)" -Doug Mosurock. 1 per person.
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Artist: LES RALLIZES DENUDES
Title: Archives of Dizastar Sources 20 Discs - Vol 6, # 11 & #12
Format: Double CD
Label: Ignuitas
Country: Japan
Price: $62.00
#11 Live 1973; #12 New Rock Festival 1974. ACTUAL CDs - not CDrs.
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Artist: LES RALLIZES DENUDES
Title: Are You Rallizesed?
Format: Double CD
Label: Ignuitas
Country: Japan
Price: $42.00
Live Shizuoka, Stupa, 1974.

Artist: LES RALLIZES DENUDES
Title: Eve Night 1983
Format: Double CD
Label: Ignuitas
Country: Japan
Price: $60.00
Live 1983 at Housei University.
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Artist: LES RALLIZES DENUDES
Title: Hana Matsuri - Le Festival De Fleur Complet
Format: CD
Label: Ignuitas
Country: Japan
Price: $38.00
Live at Le Festival De Fleur in Gotenba, Japan, April 8, 1975. ACTUAL CD - not a CDR. Semi-official release limited to 200 copies.
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Artist: LES RALLIZES DENUDES
Title: Hanging Dance Party
Format: Double DVD
Label: Ignuitas
Country: Japan
Price: $68.00
Double DVD (NOT DVDRs) live set of two seperate audience recorded films, from July 10, 1994 at Kyoto University. (Region 2, so Japan/Europe only otherwise you need a multi-region player).
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Artist: LES RALLIZES DENUDES
Title: Live @ Kinjou Gakuen University: October 30, 1976
Format: CD
Label: Ignuitas
Country: Japan
Price: $38.00
ACTUAL CD - not a CDR. Semi-official release limited to 200 copies.
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Artist: LES RALLIZES DENUDES
Title: Live May 25 1975 Yaneura
Format: CD
Label: Ignuitas
Country: Japan
Price: $24.00
"A series of Rallizes CDs on the shadowy Ignuitas label, from somewhere on planet Earth (we think). These are all regular pressed CD releases (not CD-Rs). Were not sure why, how or whatever. What was the question again? This first one was apparently originally released in 2006. Live @ Yaneura May 25, 1975." - Ignuitas
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Artist: LES RALLIZES DENUDES
Title: Studio Rehearsal 1979
Format: Double CD
Label: Ignuitas
Country: Japan
Price: $62.00
Limited to 200 copies. ACTUAL CDs - not CDrs.
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Artist: LES RALLIZES DENUDES
Title: Twin Silver
Format: Double CD
Label: Ignuitas
Country: Japan
Price: $66.00
"Disc 1: Revival of the Legend, Disc 2: Mizutani2". Predominantly solo acoustic recordings Mizutani. ACTUAL CDs - not CDRs. Semi-official release limited to 200 copies (?) packaged in DVD style case.
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Artist: PYRAMIDS, THE
Title: Birth/Speed/Merging
Format: LP
Label: Ikef
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"A psychedelic Afrojazz stunner that capped off a feverish diaspora from the Midwest to the Bay Area by way of Africa. Cut in 1975, Birth/Speed/Merging was the bands highest end production to date and their final recorded act. The mood was celebratory, carnivalesque and wholly in the groove. Features the burning classic Black Man & Woman Of The Nile. Remastered from the original source tapes. 180 gram virgin vinyl pressing." -IKEF

Artist: PYRAMIDS, THE
Title: King Of Kings
Format: LP
Label: Ikef
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"There were spirits in that recording studio! I remember a feeling of spiritual strength while we were recording! Images and sounds reverberating off the walls! - Idris Ackamoor. Though only a year had passed in the time between the fierce abandon of Lalibela and 1974s King Of Kings, it signaled a monumental shift for the band. By 1974, the core Pyramids continued their musical odyssey with their Lalibela collaborators -- percussionists Hekaptah, Marcel Lytle and saxophonist Masai -- while welcoming drummer-in-exile Donald Robinson back to the Pyramids Midwestern American family. Inspired, the group set to shape a set of compositions that most fully realized -- in form, feel & reflection -- their African passage. On a spring day in 1974, the Pyramids went into a remote 16-track studio called Appalachia Sound Recording hours from Antioch in Chillicothe, Ohio -- the site of ancient native Indian burial mounds -- and, with no less intensity than before, cut a warm and infectious spiritual jazz masterpiece -- King of Kings -- in a day and headed back to Antioch that night. Exact repro of the ultra-rare private issue LP on the bands Pyramid Records label. Remastered from the original source tapes. 180 gram virgin vinyl pressing." -IKEF
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Artist: PYRAMIDS, THE
Title: Lalibela
Format: LP
Label: Ikef
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"We were playing music to burst out of our bodies. Extremely free! Extremely intense! -- Idrissa Ackamoor. The Pyramids came together in the feverish expat climate of Paris & Amsterdam in 1971 where the three Antioch classmates -- Idrissa Ackamoor, Margo Ackamoor and Kimathi Asante -- hooked up with drummer Donald Robinson and began to flesh out their own brand of musical freedom, but it was the subsequent pilgrimage back to Africa that proved to be the young musicians creative awakening & truly set their brand of spiritual jazz apart from the pack. Cut just months after their return to Yellow Springs, Ohio in 1973 with kindred players jumping in on the session, Lalibela is an urgent, beautiful & massive two track suite of propulsive Afrodelic cosmic earth groove. Exact repro of the ultra-rare private issue LP on the bands Pyramid Records label. Remastered from the original source tapes. 180 gram virgin vinyl pressing." -IKEF
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Artist: INNERCITY
Title: Backworld
Format: LP
Label: Ikuisuus
Country: Finland
Price: $19.00
"Second album from Belgian synthscaper Hans Dens, following up the highly acclaimed Future Life LP from 2010 (Aguirre Records). While being rooted in the Belgian underground alongside acts like Orphan Fairytale and Dolphins Into The Future, Innercity brings a more dystopic and bleak approach to the table with its monotonous and rhythmic set of sounds. 6 tracks. Recorded August 2010 in Antwerp. Mastered by Viktor Ottosson. Edition of 300 copies. Co-release with Release The Bats." - Ikuisuus.

"[Innercity] reflects biological diversity in spirit form, beautifully shifting from one amorpha to the next via repetition and mutation, like spirits basking in the Coptic glow of life before consciousness." - Daniel Lopatin, Oneohtrix Point Never.

Artist: SUSI-UNTO
Title: Puheluja Pimealta Puolelta
Format: LP
Label: Ikuisuus
Country: Finland
Price: $22.00
"Cream, Traveling Wilburys, Humble Pie, Susi-Unto... all supergroups have their stories to tell. Jussi Lehtisalo (Circle, R䴴 Lehtisalo, Pharaoh Overlord, Steel Mammoth etc.) got to know Janne M䫩-Turja and Raine Liimakka - the elastic rhythm section of Can Can Heads and Valse Triste - a couple of decades ago, but it is only now with Susi-Unto that they have ended up making music together in the same band. The original idea for the trio was to play some punk but the end product is something far more rough and multi-faceted. Puheluja pime䬴䠰uolelta was recorded during one intensive weekend. The album is harsh on the surface and frayed at the edges, but may contain traces of surprising sensitivity - crushing brutality meeting tranquil vocal melodies, the beauty meeting the beast. Puheluja pime䬴䠰uolelta is only available on 12" vinyl. Susi-Unto has plans to record some more music before the end of the year. Co-released by Full Contact, Ikuisuus & Karkia Mistika. 142 copies." - Ikuisuus.

Artist: TSEMBLA
Title: Fauna
Format: LP
Label: Ikuisuus
Country: Finland
Price: $19.00
"More mysterious electro-acoustic Finnish psych-folk. Dont hear too many lyrics on this one, but as would be expected, the titles are all in the native tongue, so Im not sure whats going on. But as with Kemialliset Ystavat and similar artists, theres a playful mix of broken-sounding synths, acoustic instruments, bird calls, small percussion, and plenty of other exotic sounds. For whatever reason, side 2 grabbed me a lot more than the first. I think its a little more straightforward, rhythmically, and theres also more of a Boards Of Canada distorted childhood memory vibe to it. Its quite pretty. As a whole, though, the album isnt quite as energetic, schizophrenic or densely constructed as Kemialliset Ystavat, but its definitely worth checking out if youre into that style." - Paul Simpson, Foxy Digitalis.
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Artist: BOYS NEXT DOOR
Title: The Exhibitions of the Boys Next Door 1977-1979
Format: LP
Label: Il Cane Lento
Country: Italy
Price: $16.00
"Before the bands The Birthday Party, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, These Immortal Souls and Crime & the City Solution, there was a band called The Boys Next Door, formed by Nick Cave, Rowland S. Howard, Mick Harvey, Tracy Pew and Phil Calvert, which later became the Birthday Party. These are the earliest studio recordings." -Il Cane Lento
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Artist: GOBLIN
Title: In Lounge
Format: 7"
Label: Il Giaguaro
Country: Italy
Price: $9.00
"Two previously unreleased cuts from psych-prog legends GOBLIN, respectively dated 1975 and 1977, released on 45 rpm and only sold originally along withIl Giaguaro magazine, finally available again after years of hiatus." -Il Giaguaro.
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Artist: ILITCH
Title: Dark Summer
Format: LP
Label: Ilitch
Country: France
Price: $27.00
"Dark guitar music from THIERRY MULLER with a strong impending doom vibe. Distortion, feedback, samples, and raw improvisations using guitar and / or bass, recorded on the first or second take. Edition of 250." -Ilitch

Artist: ILITCH
Title: Dark Summer
Format: LP
Label: Ilitch Music
Country: France
Price: $18.00
"Some days everything goes wrong. Some days sky is always grey. Some days lovers goes. Some days the disease focuses on friends, other ones pass away. Some days life is hard to live. When everething happen in the same time, the same summer, it could be called a "Dark summer". Summer 2006 was a "Dark summer. "Rough" improvisations (guitar and/or bass ⿿ 1 or 2 takes) recorded by Thierry Müller in summer 2006." -Thierry Muller

Artist: DDAA
Title: Electrification
Format: 10"
Label: Illusion Production
Country: France
Price: $27.00
Four songs recorded at "The Scientific Underground" studio between September 1, 2013 and February 15, 2014. "This 10inch offers 3 tracks where the DDAA plays with songs and world music. Another musical hit from these French underground legends." - Illusion Production. Self-released by DDAA.
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Artist: DDAA
Title: 5 Anniversaire
Format: 7"
Label: Illusion Productions
Country: France
Price: $10.00
Original 1984 pressing with silkscreened poster covers, though these do not have the sticker seal. New/unplayed copies.


Artist: DDAA
Title: Les Ambulants
Format: LP
Label: Illusion Productions
Country: France
Price: $22.00
1984 release. New/unplayed copies.
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Artist: WILD STYLE LION (FEAT. KIM GORDON)
Title: Wild Style Lion
Format: 12"
Label: Im Single
Country: Germany
Price: $11.00
"Wild Style Lions limited vinyl 12" collaboration with Kim Gordon. "Grey Sedan" featuring Kim Gordon was exclusively produced for the teenage-horror flick Der Nachtmahr by director Akiz Ikon. The song marks the dramatic end scene in which the female hero drives into the night blasting the song and making friends with her monster-alter-ego. "Lovewasinme", the second Kim Gordon track sounds like running a Teutonic truck against a wall-of-sound. The B-side "Up In Smoke" is a film score in itself, yet to be screened in your private head-theater." - Im Single.

Artist: A HANDFUL OF DUST
Title: From a Soundtrack to the Anabase of St-John Perse
Format: Cass
Label: Imminent Frequencies
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"A Handful of Dust is the duo of New Zealand noisemakers Bruce Russell (The Dead C) and Alastair Galbraith. Incorporating elements of drone, spoken word, minimalism, improvisation and utilizing everything from violin to toy telephone, The Dust crafts a genuinely unique style of free-form music. “From A Soundtrack To The Anabase Of St-John Perse” a tape originally released via Russell’s own Corpus Hermeticum imprint nearly two decades ago finds the duo under the influence of the 1924 poem of the same name and at the height of their creative experimentation." - Imminent Frequencies.
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Artist: CORNER, PHILIP
Title: Piano Realitys
Format: Cass
Label: Imminent Frequencies
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"A collection of solo piano pieces by the veteran Fluxus composer recorded throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Like previous releases such as “Satie Slowly” and the “Mysterious Barricade” series, this collection highlights Corners mastery of the melodic and the dissonant." - Imminent Frequencies.

Artist: GLASS PATH, THE
Title: Floating Heads in Rhapsody
Format: Cass
Label: Imminent Frequencies
Country: USA
Price: $7.50
"Since 2011, Detroits Matt Conzett (The New Me / Irrational Tentent) has been exploring the boundaries of tape music under the guise of his solo project The Glass Path. “Floating Heads” consists of two side-long compositions of degraded tape loops, synth, and recordings of a custom-built Dream Machine." - Imminent Frequencies.

Artist: HARNESS
Title: Sleight of Hand
Format: Cass
Label: Imminent Frequencies
Country: USA
Price: $7.50
"Harness is the self-described “noise concrète” duo of Shane Church (Hostage Pageant / Still Image) and Luke Tandy (Being / Skeleton Dust Recordings). “Sleight of Hand” presents five sparse movements of atmospheric electroacoustic music with an emphasis on restraint and aural tension." - Imminent Frequencies.

Artist: LATENT HOUR, THE
Title: Arcata Nocture
Format: Cass
Label: Imminent Frequencies
Country: USA
Price: $7.50
"This debut release from The Latent Hour documents three minimal soundscapes constructed out of sustained tones and manipulated field recordings. At times both serene and ominous, “Arcata Nocturne” evokes the stillness of night while alluding to the impending luminosity of dawn." - Imminent Frequencies.

Artist: PAGAILLE, ANTONIN
Title: Ma Voix Est Un Écho
Format: Cass
Label: Imminent Frequencies
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
“The second release from Mikkel Rørbos (Knækkede Stemmer, Alleypisser) analog synthesizer project. Sparse electronic soundscapes evoke a dismal kosmische ambience dominated by a general sense of foreboding.” - Imminent Frequencies.

Artist: REMNANTS
Title: Dark Passage
Format: Cass
Label: Imminent Frequencies
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"Minimal tape music composed from loops of rumbling low-end sound, voices and primitive electronics. Ominous drones and brief textural passages forge a haunting journey through the darkest of spaces.” - Imminent Frequencies.

Artist: RUSSELL, BRUCE
Title: 1968
Format: Cass
Label: Imminent Frequencies
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"A leading figure within New Zealands underground music scene for more than 25 years, Bruce Russell may be best know as a founding member of the The Dead C and A Handful of Dust as well as his labels Xpressway and Corpus Hermeticum. 1968 is a collection of solo guitar pieces recorded over a period of 15 years in various locals throughout Russells native New Zealand as well as a rare visit to the United States. In some cases the locations of these recordings have long been demolished by New Zealand." -Imminent Frequencies.

Artist: V/A
Title: Magnetic Detritus
Format: Double Cass
Label: Imminent Frequencies
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
“Edition of 100 copies. Magnetic Detritus presents the work of eight artists exploring various approaches to contemporary tape-based music.
Through the interplay of collage, electronics and tape manipulation, this set provides a brief glimpse into a vast and evolving form. Packaged in a reel to reel box with paste-on artwork.
Featuring: DARKSMITH, LEA BERTUCCI, DOG LADY ISLAND, MATT KREFTING, STERILE GARDEN, AARON DILLOWAY, EVENINGS, GORDON ASHWORTH. - Imminent Frequencies.
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Artist: AHMED, ILYAS
Title: Between Two Skies/Towards The Night
Format: Double LP
Label: Immune
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"Pakistani-born musician Ilyas Ahmed traffics a sound that borders on the folk/drone/raga/rock axis, one that Scottish critic David Keenan has called gone. Currently residing in Portland, OR, Ahmed has released recordings on Time-Lag, Digitalis, and Root Strata. Immune Recordings is now proud to present the ultimate edition of these two modern classics presented as a deluxe gatefold double LP. Featuring the original collage artwork printed in full color as well as brand new gatefold artwork created especially for this release by Ilyas Ahmed. The music was meticulously cut to vinyl by Roger Seibel at SAE Mastering in Phoenix, AZ and pressed on high quality virgin vinyl at RTI in Camarillo, CA." - Immune.
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Artist: AHMED, ILYAS
Title: With Endless Fire
Format: Cass
Label: Immune
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"Since 2005 Ilyas Ahmed has been blurring the folk/drone/raga/rock realms into a sound that is uniquely his own. A string of self-released CDrs in 2005/2006 brought Ahmed immediate attention and he soon released landmark albums on Time-Lag, Digitalis, and Root Strata. Ahmeds brand new album With Endless Fire was entirely written, performed and recorded direct to analog tape by Ilyas Ahmed in Portland, OR. It is Ahmeds first album since his 2009 release Goner (Root Strata) and continues the much fuller sound presented there, giving us his unmistakable voice with a mix of acoustic and electric guitars, harmonium, organ, and drums." -Immune.

Artist: AHMED, ILYAS
Title: With Endless Fire
Format: LP
Label: Immune
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Since 2005 Ilyas Ahmed has been blurring the folk/drone/raga/rock realms into a sound that is uniquely his own. A string of self-released CDrs in 2005/2006 brought Ahmed immediate attention and he soon released landmark albums on Time-Lag, Digitalis, and Root Strata. Ahmeds brand new album With Endless Fire was entirely written, performed and recorded direct to analog tape by Ilyas Ahmed in Portland, OR. It is Ahmeds first album since his 2009 release Goner (Root Strata) and continues the much fuller sound presented there, giving us his unmistakable voice with a mix of acoustic and electric guitars, harmonium, organ, and drums." -Immune.

Artist: EXPO 70
Title: Journey Through Astral Projection
Format: Cass
Label: Immune
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"Justin Wrights Expo 70 project has been pushing experimental, drone and Kosmiche Musik to new realms for nearly a decade now. Constant touring and a string of critically acclaimed albums released on labels such as Kill Shaman, Beta-lactam Ring, Peasant Magik, Aguirre, and Wrights own Sonic Meditations label have clearly brought Expo 70s name to the forefront of modern drone and Kosmiche Musik. In the fall of 2010 Immune released the epic double LP Where Does Your Mind Go? to critical acclaim and Expo 70 toured the country for two months in support. Immune is now proud to present the follow-up album Journey Through Astral Projection, further cementing the fact that Wrights work captures a true spirit of free thinking and creates tranquil moods and vast landscapes in audio fidelity. By the second track the gates open into a bed of dense organ tones and heavy guitar dirges, resembling a more meditative Terry Riley jamming with Sunn O)))." -Immune.

Artist: GUNN/ILYAS AHMED, STEVE
Title: Decline of the Stiff/Ignored the End
Format: 7"
Label: Immune
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"For Record Store Day 2011 Immune is proud to present a split 7" featuring new tracks from Steve Gunn and Ilyas Ahmed. The 7" comes packaged in a proper jacket with collage artwork from Ahmed. Included is a free download coupon and insert." -Immune.

Artist: PANABRITE
Title: Pavilian
Format: LP
Label: Immune
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Over the last four years, Seattle synthesist Panabrite (aka Norm Chambers) has become one of Americas most prolific and proficient creators of transcendent electronic music. Chambers is an ardent explorer of great, underground music and its demonstrated on Pavilion as a love letter to some Italian albums from the classic 70s era of minimalism and prog, such as Lovisoni/ Messinas Prati Bagnati Del Monte Analogo, Franco Battiatos Clic, Claudio Rocchis Suoni Di Frontiera, and American-to-Rome transplant Alvin Currans Canti E Vedute Del Giardino Magnetico. Chambers praises their freewheeling studio experimentalism crossed with the most elegant, stunning (non)ambient music. He strove for a similar feeling in Pavilion by playing 90 percent of everything by hand and opting for minimal use of sequencers." Includes download code." - Immune.

Artist: PULSE EMITTER/DATE PALMS/EXPO 70/FACEPLANT
Title: Split
Format: Double LP
Label: Immune
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"This four way split 2LP is released for Record Store Day 2012 and features exclusive full sides of material from Pulse Emitter, Date Palms, Expo 70, and Faceplant (Aaron Coyes of Peaking Lights) The material was mastered and cut to vinyl by Andreas [LUPO] Lubich at D&M in Berlin and pressed to high quality virgin vinyl at RTI. The 2LP is packaged in a beautiful uncoated stock jacket featuring visual artwork by Will Hutchinson and is limited to only 1,000 copies worldwide with a free download coupon." - Immune.

Artist: SMALDONE, MICAH BLUE
Title: The Red River
Format: LP
Label: Immune
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"The Red River is the fourth solo offering from Portland, Maines Micah Blue Smaldone and the first to be released on Chicago label Immune. Heres what Micah has to say about it: Rather than construct a thick frame of reference for this new album, Id prefer to describe simply where Ive come from in the past few years, and then let this music speak for itself. My first solo effort, 2003s Some Sweet Day, was a collection of ragtime and country-blues, a fervently authentic homage to great influences -- John Jackson, Blind Blake, Robert Wilkins, etc., who all helped me through some tough times. 2005s Hither and Thither was much more internal, an urgent telling of germination in a harsh climate. This new one reaches a little further both into the past and the future. The title is borrowed from Red River Blues, an old chestnut that goes which way, which way do that blood red river run? From my back window home to the rising sun. I suppose this is the big theme of the album - Never fight evil as if it were something that arose totally outside of yourself. It is simple faith in the goodness of people, the depth of love, and the infinite wisdom of nature, which allows for this path to be cut with patience, humility, and an eagerness to share. So let this album be a little way-mark, and never a hitching post." -Immune.

Artist: SMALDONE, MICAH BLUE
Title: The Red River
Format: CD
Label: Immune
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"The Red River is the fourth solo offering from Portland, Maines Micah Blue Smaldone and the first to be released on Chicago label Immune. Heres what Micah has to say about it: Rather than construct a thick frame of reference for this new album, Id prefer to describe simply where Ive come from in the past few years, and then let this music speak for itself. My first solo effort, 2003s Some Sweet Day, was a collection of ragtime and country-blues, a fervently authentic homage to great influences -- John Jackson, Blind Blake, Robert Wilkins, etc., who all helped me through some tough times. 2005s Hither and Thither was much more internal, an urgent telling of germination in a harsh climate. This new one reaches a little further both into the past and the future. The title is borrowed from Red River Blues, an old chestnut that goes which way, which way do that blood red river run? From my back window home to the rising sun. I suppose this is the big theme of the album - Never fight evil as if it were something that arose totally outside of yourself. It is simple faith in the goodness of people, the depth of love, and the infinite wisdom of nature, which allows for this path to be cut with patience, humility, and an eagerness to share. So let this album be a little way-mark, and never a hitching post." -Immune.

Artist: SMALDONE, MICAH BLUE
Title: The Ring of the Rise
Format: LP
Label: Immune
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Smaldones latest on Immune features much full band accompaniment, exploring sonic reaches of early 70s era Neil Young, or Richard and Linda Thompsons first albums, with electric guitars and homemade tube amplifiers, as well as Micahs familiar acoustic finger-stylings. The Ring of the Rise continues Micahs relentless efforts to mine future truths from the past, this time hauling out a slab of marble spanning the 1950s through the 1970s, veined with slapback echoes, plate reverbs, tube equipment, and hefty old American iron. The sounds are both new and familiar, tugging at a collective consciousness particular to our era, where the past clamours for reconciliation with the future. Includes download card." -Immune.

Artist: SVARTE GREINER/LAKES OF GRASS AND GOLD
Title: Landscape of Open Eyes
Format: 7"
Label: Immune
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"A split 7" featuring film music inspired atmospheres and organic lamentations from Swedish musician Erik Enocksson aka Lakes of Grass and Gold and Norwegian musician Erik Skodvin aka Svarte Greiner. Limited to only 700 copies for the world the 7" is packaged in a full color jacket and includes a free download coupon." -Immune.

Artist: FIREFLY WRECK
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Imp
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"Debut album by Portland abstract-fi rock group." -FE. 1994 release.

Artist: LUNDON,ROBERT S. W./ROSY PARLANE
Title: Split
Format: 7"
Label: Imperial
Country: New Zealand
Price: $7.00

Artist: ANAHITA
Title: Matricaria
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Anahita is Tara Burke (Fursaxa) and cellist Helena Espvall (Espers). Tara recently showed up on Important as part of the duo of Tau Emerald with Sharron Kraus while Helena contributed a beautiful piece to the James Blackshaw curated Garden Of Forking Paths compilation. Anahita is a beautiful, laboriously created and floating affair of skeletal organ drones, ceremonial singing and subtly frantic instrumental accompaniment conjuring up a natural woodland romp and stomp." -Important

Artist: ANP (ABSOLUT NULL PUNKT)
Title: Metacompound
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Metacompound is the first full length studio album from ANP in 19 years. Lavish metallic ink on vellum packaging by ANP fan and Sunn O))) member, Stephen OMalley. ANP was formed in 1984 by K.K. Null & Seijiro Murayama. In 1987 ANP broke up. 17 years later they reformed for some live performances and released the singular Live In Japan on Important Records. Metacompound, their first studio recordings in over 19 years, is as indescribable as Live In Japan was. Combining free jazz, heavy rock, industrial noise, glitch and free improvised dynamics, ANP creates a sound that is entirely unprecedented." - Important.

Artist: ASTRAL SOCIAL CLUB
Title: Neon Pibroch
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $13.50
"Astral Social Club is the current project of Neil Campbell, formerly of Vibracathedral Orchestra, Sunroof!, A Band and many more. Campbell has been active since the early 80s, and The Wire magazine has said that, along with his friends Richard Youngs and Matthew Bower, he provided the map co-ordinates for much of what passed for a post-punk UK underground during most of the 80s and 90s. Campbells approach as Astral Social Club could be seen as both a continuation and a refutal of his work with Vibracathedral Orchestra - a continuation in that it continues the quest into the unknown stellar regions of improvised drone-based music, and a refutal in its espousal of most of the elemental organic rock modes that made that band so special. The focus here is more on alien electronics and overloaded loop disorientation." -Important.

Artist: ASTRAL SOCIAL CLUB
Title: Super Grease
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $16.50
"Super Grease is a limited edition of 500 vinyl-only release from Vibracathedral Orchestra/Sunroof!/A Band member, Neil Campbell. This is a companion release to Astral Social Clubs Neon Pibroch CD, also on Important." -Important.

Artist: ASTRO/HIROSHI HASEGAWA
Title: Live At Muryoku Muzen Temple
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Live At Muryoku Muzen Temple is limited to 500 copies. This is the companion release to the Astro CD titled The Echo At The Purple Dawn, released on Important Records. Astro, of course, is the analog/space project of Hiroshi Hasegawa of the legendary Japanese group, C.C.C.C. This limited vinyl-only release was created using ring modulator and vocals which are rare these days in Astro recordings. Cover art designed by Important. Astro is Hiroshi Hasegawas solo project. He is a founding member of the Japanese noise group C.C.C.C. Born in 1963, Hasegawa began his improvisation with his voice and drums. In 1990, he built the group C.C.C.C. around the concept of improvised mass-noise with a very loud sound. Members included Mayuko Hino, Ryuichi Nagakubo, Fumio Kosakai. Hasegawa began his solo unit Astro with analog synthesizers in 1993 and continued playing in C.C.C.C. Though C.C.C.C. is no more, Hasegawa has continued with Astro and his numerous collaborations drifting between dreamy, spaced-out bliss and full-on waterfalls of beautiful noise." - Important

Artist: BAIKAL
Title: Baikal
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $13.50
"Baikal is a new burner from Bardo Pond brothers John & Michael Gibbons along with fellow Bardo Pond members Clint Takeda and Jason Kourkonis. This time they ventured down the route of heavy free-improvisation and a Last Exit style hard rock approach coupled with a hard psych bend. With two tracks each weighing in at over 30 minutes in length its clear that Baikal is a deep voyage underseas with yet another mindblowing Bardo Pond side project featuring Bardo brothers John & Michael Gibbons as your tour guide -- and its a heavy trip indeed. Dive in." - Important.

Artist: BARBIERI, CATERINA
Title: Patterns Of Consciousness
Format: Double LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $38.00
"Patterns Of Consciousness is the powerful second full-length from analog synth composer Caterina Barbieri. Gorgeous high resolution analog textures and algorithmic melodies unfold under Barbieris careful control, exploring the basic nature of sound and consciousness. These pieces are minimal in arrangement but maximal in presence asserting Barbieri as a unique voice in contemporary electronic music composition. Patterns Of Consciousness was originated by ideally infinite permutation of patterns through a disciplined and exclusive use of machinery (an indexed quad sequencer and a harmonic oscillator). By means of subtraction, addition, and jitter operations, Barbieri derives a myriad of interlocking patterns extracted from an original matrix of just few harmonic archetypes, gradually developing the potential of the reduced constellation of pitches and durations determined in advance. Pushing the limits of her monophonic instrument, Barbieri seeks out counterpoint from a single oscillator through the exclusive use of additive synthesis, fast progressions, extreme melodic jumps, and intricate delay lines. She develops an illusory counterpoint style influenced by her passion for baroque lute music, where fast arpeggios are employed to get effects of sustained chords and overcome the limits of fast decay timbres. But the highly formulaic and germinative style of these pieces is also influenced by Indian classical musics vision of sound as an agent of change and recreation. Patterns are understood as the cells of an organism or the units of a language: a limited set of signs that can be recombined to always generate new possibilities. In POC, repetition and permutation of patterns are explored as tools to reconfigure perceptions and bend emotions, approaching sound as a medium to develop and master our own perceptual art. Emerging machine intelligence, human desire of pattern detection and the understanding of music as a cognitive feedback between humans and technology are primary sources of inspiration for this work. All the compositions share a common fatalistic tension, an impossible running, a restless rush - somewhat nervous somewhat ecstatic - to grasp a meaning out of fragments. Every piece in POC is conceived as a generative entity, a dynamic and living being able to develop its own organic laws, whose inner potential of growth and change is embedded in the initial instructions of the sequencer. Music produced by Caterina Barbieri between September 2015 and January 2016. Mixed at EMS (Elektronmusikstudion) in Stockholm. RIYL: Alessandro Cortini, Eleh."

"Caterina Barbieri on Patterns Of Consciousness: "A pattern creates a certain state of consciousness. Once it is created, the pattern stands as an object exactly like the sound waves which generate it. We are at the same time inside and outside of the object. While being it, we observe it. Over time we become familiar with the inner structure of the pattern. We decode its gravitational centres, where our psychomotor attention is attracted, where everything seems to be drawn. When a change in the pattern occurs it causes a perturbation of the previously established field of forces. This causes consciousness to fracture, potentially unfolding layers of perceptions we werent aware of or simply suggesting that we access only a fraction of our psychic potential. The layered nature of consciousness and the relativity of perception are some of the biggest secrets we can experience through sound." - Important.

Artist: BARK HAZE
Title: Total Joke Era
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $13.50
"This exclusive CD release is entirely different from the LP release on Important which is also untitled. The Bark Haze is primarily a guitar duo of GOWN (nom de plume of one Andrew Macgregor) and Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth etfuckingcetera). Auxiliary members have been know to include Pete Nolan (Magik Markers, Virgin Eye Blood Brothers, Cops, et al). Their name came from a mis-hearing of the radical early 70s R+B group the Bar-Kays and from that moment the concept of mis-hearing and allegiance to presenting the mis-hearing as some open-ended musical course became The Bark Hazes identity." - Important.

Artist: BARK HAZE, THE
Title: The Bark Haze
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $14.50
"This limited edition LP is pressed in an edition of 1000. These are completely different recordings than The Bark Haze compact disc, also on Important Records. The Bark Haze is primarily a guitar duo of GOWN (nom de plume of one Andrew Macgregor) and Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth etfuckingcetera). Auxiliary members have been know to include Pete Nolan (Magik Markers, Virgin Eye Blood Brothers, Cops, et al). Their name came from a mis-hearing of the radical early 70s R+B group the Bar-Kays and from that moment the concept of mis-hearing and allegiance to presenting the mis-hearing as some open-ended musical course became The Bark Hazes identity." - Important.

Artist: BARN OWL & THE INFINITE STRING ENSEMBLE
Title: The Headlands
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Full length collaboration between Ellen Fullman, Theresa Wong, and Barn Owl produced by The Norman Conquest. Barn Owls extended drones and Theresa and The Norman Conquests strings are the perfect accompaniment to Fullmans Long Stringed Instrument; a product of her own invention. This is an album of deep material of a complexly emotional nature. Eternal ragas for the infinite now. Recorded in the pastoral setting of the Headlands Center For The Arts." -Important
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Artist: BASINSKI & RICHARD CHARTIER, WILLIAM
Title: Divertissment
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"Divertissement is the third collaborative full-length from minimalist composer William Basinski and sound artist Richard Chartier. The duo utilizes electronics, piano, tape loops, and short-wave radio to evoke a dense atmosphere suggesting hundreds of years of history rising up from the depths of a reverberating cathedral. Subtle, buried, and intense murmurs of melody morph through this deeply consuming and slowly evolving composition in two parts. William Basinski is a classically trained musician and composer who employs obsolete technology and analog tape loops to create haunting, melancholy soundscapes that explore the temporal nature of life and resound with the reverberations of memory and the mystery of time. His epic four-disc masterwork The Disintegration Loops was chosen by Pitchfork Media as one of the top 50 albums of 2004; upon its reissue in 2012, Pitchfork awarded it a score of 10 and the title of best reissue of the year. Installations and films made in collaboration with artist and filmmaker James Elaine have been presented in festivals and museums internationally, and his concerts are presented to sold-out crowds around the world. Basinski was chosen by Antony Hegarty to create music for Robert Wilsons 2011 opera The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic. Maxim Mostons orchestral transcriptions of The Disintegration Loops have been performed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Queen Elizabeth Hall, and the Swiss festival La Bâtie. Richard Chartier (b. 1971), sound and installation artist, is considered one of the key figures in the current of reductionist electronic sound art that has been termed both "microsound" and neo-modernist. Chartiers minimalist digital work explores the interrelationships between the spatial nature of sound, silence, focus, perception, and the act of listening itself. Chartiers work has been presented internationally, including at the 2002 Whitney Biennial, and he has performed his work live across Europe, Japan, Australia, and North America at digital art and electronic music festivals and exhibits. In 2000 he formed the record label LINE and has since curated its continuing documentation of compositional and installation work by international sound artists and composers exploring the aesthetics of contemporary and digital minimalism. In 2010, Chartier was awarded a Smithsonian Institution Artist Research Fellowship to explore the National Museum of American Historys collection of 19th-century acoustic apparatus for scientific demonstration." - Important.

Artist: BERTOIA, HARRY
Title: Complete Sonambient Collection
Format: 11 CD Box
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $94.00
“Harry Bertoias Complete Sonambient Collection features all 11 of Bertoias original records newly restored from their master tapes and housed in replica jackets. A heavy duty box, printed with metallic inks, holds the 11 discs as well as a 100-page book containing a lengthy historical essay, an interview with Harry Bertoia from the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, exclusive Sonambient-era material from the Bertoia archive, modern and archival photos of the Bertoia barn, and reflections on Bertoia from David Sefton, Tom Welsh, David Harrington (Kronos Quartet), and all three of Bertoias children. The Complete Sonambient Collection celebrates 100 years of Harry Bertoia in 2015, the centennial of his birth. In the late 1950s, Harry Bertoia (1915-1978), already a renowned American sculptor, began creating long-form, improvised pieces of music utilizing pure acoustic tones evoked from his sound sculptures. Around this time Bertoia came up with the term "Sonambient" to describe the music and environment created by his tonal sculptures and their lush harmonic overtones. In a renovated barn on his property deep in the Pennsylvania woods, Bertoia curated a harmonious selection of his sculptures and gongs, often recording his frequent, intuitive sound experiments using four overhead microphones and a ¼" tape recorder. Bertoia dedicated the last 20 years of his life to his Sonambient work and in 1970 he released the first Sonambient LP. In 1978, in the final months of his life, he selected recordings from his archive and produced ten more Sonambient records. He would not live long enough to see or hear these records himself. Bertoia died in 1978, at age 63, and was buried beneath a giant gong behind his Sonambient barn. Bertoias recordings are as much a celebration of sustained tones, slow decay, healing vibrations, and shimmering harmonics as Indian classical music, singing bowls, La Monte Young, or Benjamin Franklins glass armonica. Through these rich harmonics, pulsing tones, and pure gongs Bertoia was able to more clearly articulate his inner spirit than he could with sculpture alone -- a point he made himself many times in interview. His single greatest piece of art is the totality of his life, which is nearly impossible to measure but easy to feel. Important Records hopes that somehow this box set evokes some of the same sacred, personal feeling that one has in Bertoias barn.” - Important. "I dont hold onto terms like music and sculpture anymore. Those old distinctions have lost all their meaning." - Harry Bertoia, 1976.

Artist: BIANCHI, MAURIZIO
Title: Untitled 1980/Untitled 2013
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Active since 1979, Maurizio Bianchi is an Italian pioneer of noise and industrial music. Untitled 1980 was originally released in 1980 on cassette in Japan. This release marks the first re-issue of this work and pairs it with a 2013 re-working of the original material into four entirely new compositions. This work was created using only a single semi-modular, monophonic synthesizer or, as Maurizio says: "Originally composed in October 1980 simply by using a synthesizer Korg MS20, but with so much imagination. Dedicated to technological sophistication." RIYL: Astro, Space Machine, Merzbow, Francisco Lopez, Nurse With Wound, Conrad Schnitzler." - Important.

Artist: BITCHIN BAJAS
Title: Tones/Zones
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Bitchin Bajas is the solo project of Caves Cooper Crane. Coopers skillful use of melody within his elastic electronic tones is matched by his ability to mix it all (much like he does with Cave) so that theres a lot of sound but even more space and separation between the sounds. Tones/Zones was pressed in an edition of 500 copies. Through some sort of cosmic serendipity, Important is releasing Tones/Zones at the same time as J.D. Emmanuels classic Wizards LP from 1981. There are some interesting parallels between Tones/Zones and Wizards. Both artists have a firm grasp of sound without wading too deeply into the blissful waters of new age melody. Both used an organ and a similar assortment of analog synths and both used the same Tascam reel-to-reel tape machine for their recordings. Though nearly 30 years separate, theyre both generously offering you the opportunity to dive deeply into their own private tones & zones. Enjoy." -Important.

Artist: BLACKSHAW & LUBOMYR MELNYK, JAMES
Title: The Watchers
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"The Watchers is a historic collaboration between Lubomyr Melnyk and James Blackshaw. These new pieces are being released as a CD/LP with material exclusive to each format. LP is pressed in an edition of 500. I first met Lubomyr Melnyk at a festival called Hea Uus Heli in October 2008. We were both scheduled to play that day and I was very excited to see him perform. Before the show I bought several LPs from him and mentioned as much. Lubomyr (more than modest and courteous, as he always is) asked me what I was doing at the festival and I replied that I was also performing at the festival a little later, to which he responded "Ill come and watch you," before being ushered into the hall to play one of the most staggeringly sonorous and beautiful sets Ive ever heard. It was overwhelming, full of pathos and I left the hall with those incredible overtones hanging in my ears for hours. A couple of hours later, I was onstage when I glanced up and saw Lubomyr, true to his word, stood in the audience watching me attentively. I felt incredibly nervous. Its not everyday you get to play for someone who has greatly inspired and influenced your own music. After the show, I packed up my guitar and came out to meet the crowd. The first person who greeted me was Lubomyr: friendly, full of enthusiasm and keen to hear about my music, my processes, the way in which I made music. Yet again, I was overwhelmed - for very different reasons. "You have invented continuous music for guitar!" We all met at the Vortex Jazz Cafe around midday. We set up, Lubomyr at the grand piano, me directly facing him with my 12-string guitar and began. I would retune at random between songs and together we would find interesting chord progressions, hints of melodies and ways in which to weave those immense overtones that Lubomyr is able to generate on the piano with those of my guitar. No more than two takes per song. Improvisation, spontaneous composition, whatever you want to call it. Either way, it truly felt as if the piano and guitar were as one -- inseparable, parts of a bigger whole, a means by which for two people to make one sound. It never felt forced and never less than engaging. Lubomyr was always humble, jovial and open to ideas. The whole session lasted six hours." -James Blackshaw, October 2012.

Artist: BLACKSHAW, JAMES
Title: Holly EP
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"British composer-guitarist James Blackshaw returns with this limited edition 12" EP. The two intimate and introspective pieces collected here were written and recorded during the first three months of 2011, during a break after an intense year of touring and the release of his eighth album All Is Falling. In many ways, these songs more closely resemble his earlier work, with swirling, cyclical acoustic 12-string and nylon string guitar (a first for Blackshaw) being the focal point of the compositions. Charlotte Glasson also contributes some beautifully restrained clarinet, saxophone, flute and violin playing to the proceedings. There are echoes of French Impressionist composers Satie, Debussy and Ravel in the song Holly, while Boo, Forever even sees a nod to the Takoma guitarists which first enthused and inspired him to start fingerpicking a decade ago, but - more than anything - the sound is unmistakably Blackshaws own and ranks among some of his finest and most beautiful work yet." - Important.
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Artist: BLACKSHAW, JAMES
Title: O True Believers
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $13.50
"When UK native James Blackshaw plays his 12-string, something spiritual takes place. This unassuming 23 year-old is transformed into a guitar god whose name belongs alongside the likes of Jack Rose, Steffen Basho-Junghans, and Glenn Jones. Making instrumental, solo, acoustic music that remains consistently interesting and moving is a difficult task. Yet, time after time, Blackshaw hits out of the park, constantly breaking boundaries in what could be conceived as a somewhat limited medium. O True Believers is the latest in a string of impressive releases, all with their own mood and inspiration." - Important.

Artist: BLACKSHAW, JAMES
Title: Summoning Suns
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
“Summoning Suns is James Blackshaws tenth studio album and the first recording to feature his voice and lyrics. Drawing inspiration from 60s and 70s singer-songwriters, baroque and orchestral pop, and folk music, while still sounding contemporary, Summoning Suns is Blackshaws foray into more traditional forms of songcraft. Blackshaw sings in a gentle but assured voice while his words combine his personal experiences, neuroses, and fantasies through many layers of abstraction, poeticism, and dark humor. While the deft acoustic guitar fingerpicking of Blackshaws previous recordings is still a prominent part of the sound, the songs are lushly and intricately arranged for drums, bass, piano, violin, flute, and pedal steel guitar and feature contributions from Simon Scott (Slowdive), Annie Nilsson, and Japanese musicians Mori Wa Ikiteiru and Kaoru Noda (with whom Blackshaw duets in Japanese on one song). LP pressed in a first edition of 500 copies.” - Important.

Artist: BRETHREN OF THE FREE SPIRIT
Title: The Wolf Shall Also Dwell With The Lamb
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"Brethren of the Free Spirit are guitarist/composer James Blackshaw and lutenist/composer Jozef van Wissem. Named after a cult of 13th-century Northern European religious heretics, this duo play with an appropriately zealous intensity. It consists of 4 long circular compositions in which the duo employ all methods of contemporary performance styles to free the lute and merge the two instruments. Intentionally recorded in mono, its occasionally impossible to tell the two instruments apart. Perhaps thats just what makes this duo so successful -- the players and the instruments become unified in historical references to the musics of both the ancient lute & contemporary acoustic guitar." -Important

Artist: CARTER & ROBERT HORTON DUO, TOM
Title: Lunar Eclipse
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $13.50
"Lunar Eclipse was culled from over 30 hours of recordings taking place, inadvertently, on the equinox, lunar eclipse and winter solstice of 2004.The duo of Tom Carter (Charalambides) and Robert Horton sound as if they are channeling the natural power of these significant calender days into the music. They both noticed something special was happening during the initial recording session when they looked at a clock and realised that theyd been playing for over 5 hours. Throughout the album Carter slowly plays louder and more powerfully than usual over drone-master Robert Hortons organic & electronic chimes, drones, jangles, dangles and splendor. The result is a vast, expansive sound cavern full of hidden melody, slow drones, textured tribal gong and hidden mystic rhythm." - Important.

Artist: CARTER, TOM
Title: Shots At Infinity 1
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"This is the companion release to the Tom Carter LP titled Shots At Infinity 2 being released on Important simultaneously. Shots At Infinity 1 (the CD) is comprised of recordings from various basements in the northeastern USA from late 2007. Steering away from the more delicate string environments and modal folk improvisations of previous CDs, the disk features maximum loop delay drone overload stretched over long, densely harmonic tracks, retaining the melodic content and flow of earlier releases."-Important

Artist: CARTER, TOM
Title: Shots At Infinity 2
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"This is the companion release to the Tom Carter CD titled Shots At Infinity 1 being released on Important simultaneously. Shots at Infinity 2 is two long live tracks in the same mode as Shots At Infinity 1, but more cut loose and blown out, recorded in Nemo Bidstrups record store and Burnt Hills basement jam zone. Tom Carter is a guitar player best known for his work with acclaimed psych-drone iconoclasts Charalambides. Since 2000, however, he has become increasingly active as not only a solo artist but as a collaborator. He has performed with improvising musicians as diverse as Thurston Moore, Jandek, Tetuzi Akiyama, Matt Valentine, and many others, as well as being a key member in groups like Badgerlore (with Ben Chasny of Six Organs of Admittance), Friday Group, Mudsuckers (with Robert Horton and the Yellow Swans), and Zaika (with Marcia Bassett of the Double Leopards and Hototogisu). Carters solo work covers a lot of territory, but latter-day sightings show him to be concentrating on looped guitar drones of immensely stacked beauty, with heaps of psychedelic melodic content missing from the repertoires of many noise and drone bands. His influences include everyone from LaMonte Young to David Crosby."-Important

Artist: CLAUS, GASPAR
Title: Jo Ha Kyu
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
LP version. "Tradition belongs more to the present than the past. For three weeks Parisian cellist and composer Gaspar Claus met with traditional and modern Japanese musicians in a Tokyo studio to record Jo Ha Kyu. Performing with Claus on this piece are: Eiko Ishibashi (voice, piano, drums), Keiji Haino (voice), Kakushin Nishihara (voice, satsuma biwa), Ryuichi Sakamoto (piano), Hirochimi Sakamoto (electric cello), Sachiko M (sine wave), Otomo Yoshihide (turntable), Leonard Eto (wadaiko), Kazutoki Umezu (tenor saxophone) and Kazuki Tomokawa (voice, guitar). Modern Japanese culture is colored, in part, by ancestral shades. Where other countries are willing to forget their past as they move forward, Japan values local tradition over global culture. Japanese tradition is clearly evident in the music of the Japanese avant-garde. Listening to the music of the Japanese avant-garde, one can easily detect that they belong to the great tradition of Japanese music which continues through them. Jo-ha-kyu is a concept of modulation and movement applied in a wide variety of traditional Japanese arts. Roughly translated as beginning, break, rapid, it essentially means that all actions or efforts should begin slowly, speed up, and then end swiftly. Jo-ha-kyu has been used in many aspects of Japanese culture including writing music, dance, theater, literature and even floral arrangement or tea service." - Important

Artist: CLAUS, GASPAR
Title: Jo Ha Kyu
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Tradition belongs more to the present than the past. For three weeks Parisian cellist and composer Gaspar Claus met with traditional and modern Japanese musicians in a Tokyo studio to record Jo Ha Kyu. Performing with Claus on this piece are: Eiko Ishibashi (voice, piano, drums), Keiji Haino (voice), Kakushin Nishihara (voice, satsuma biwa), Ryuichi Sakamoto (piano), Hirochimi Sakamoto (electric cello), Sachiko M (sine wave), Otomo Yoshihide (turntable), Leonard Eto (wadaiko), Kazutoki Umezu (tenor saxophone) and Kazuki Tomokawa (voice, guitar). Modern Japanese culture is colored, in part, by ancestral shades. Where other countries are willing to forget their past as they move forward, Japan values local tradition over global culture. Japanese tradition is clearly evident in the music of the Japanese avant-garde. Listening to the music of the Japanese avant-garde, one can easily detect that they belong to the great tradition of Japanese music which continues through them. Jo-ha-kyu is a concept of modulation and movement applied in a wide variety of traditional Japanese arts. Roughly translated as beginning, break, rapid, it essentially means that all actions or efforts should begin slowly, speed up, and then end swiftly. Jo-ha-kyu has been used in many aspects of Japanese culture including writing music, dance, theater, literature and even floral arrangement or tea service." - Important

Artist: COIL
Title: The Ape Of Naples/The New Backwards
Format: 4 LP Box Set
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $92.00
"The Ape Of Naples/The New Backwards is limited to 1500 copies. This 4LP set is pressed on heavy duty 180 gram vinyl and each record is packaged in its own LP jacket which is then housed in a deluxe tip-on style box. A poster is included. The first three records make up The Ape Of Naples and the B-side of each has a custom etching. The fourth record is The New Backwards and it is double sided. A four panel poster is included and the box has a 5th color spot-gloss. This box set includes 2 albums. The first is the complete Ape Of Naples and the second is The New Backwards which is only currently available in this box set. The New Backwards appropriately is part of The Ape Of Naples set. The material is additional completed versions of songs that were left unfinished, whose early raw loops and demonstrational incarnations might sound familiar to some but have never officially surfaced."
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Artist: COIL + NEW BLOCKADERS / VORTEX CAMPAIGN
Title: Melancholy Mad Tenant
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $34.00
" Originally released on cassette in 1984 and then on CD in an edition of 500. In 1984 VORTEX CAMPAIGN invited COIL and THE NEW BLOCKADERS to collaborate. The result, unofficially referred to as "Dolbied," was released on cassette in an edition of 50. The release has since gone on to become legendary, showcasing two of the most influential groups in the scene at the early stages of their development. The Melancholy Mad Tenant is an authorized release, sanctioned by all three groups." -Important. Clear vinyl.
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Artist: CORTINI, ALESSANDRO
Title: Forse 1
Format: Double LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $30.00
"Super limited 2015 repress! Deluxe double LP. Alessandro Cortini (Nine Inch Nails/How To Destroy Angels) composed the Forse series using a Buchla Music Easel. Forse, meaning maybe In Italian, is a series of three double LP releases Cortini recorded for Important to release in 2013. All pieces were written and performed live on a Buchla Music Easel, in the span of one month. I found that the limited array of modules that the instrument offers sparked my creativity. Most pieces consist of a repeating chord progression, where the real change happens at a spectral/dynamic level, as opposed to the harmonic/chordal one. I believe that the former are just as effective as the latter, in the sense that the sonic presentation (distortion , filtering, wave shaping, etc.) are just as expressive as a chord change or chord type, and often reinforce said chord progressions. Of all the years with Nine Inch Nails the period spent writing and recording the instrumental record Ghosts I-IV is probably the one which changed my approach to music making the most. After that record I started getting more into instrumental composition, although I tried to approach it in a different way. While we had a vast array of tools and instruments at our disposal then, I decided to approach my pieces limiting myself to one instrument only, as I found myself being more decisive when faced with a limited creative environment." - Important.
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Artist: CORTINI, ALESSANDRO & MASAMI AKITA
Title: s/t
Format: Double LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $38.00
"Alessandro Cortini (Nine Inch Nails) and Japanese noise legend Masami Akita (Merzbow) share a mutual love for the EMS Synthi, a British synthesizer from the early 70s notorious for its patch matrix, portability, and distinct tone. Astonishingly, these two disparate artists meld into a single sound as they flex the analog circuitry of the EMS Synthi in new ways; giving this classic synth a modern workout and proving that, in capable hands, a 40-year-old analog synthesizer is a tool for the ages. Metallic shimmer print on heavy duty jackets; 180 gram vinyl." - Important.

Artist: DEATH UNIT
Title: Infinite Death
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $12.00

Artist: DECEH
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Limited edition of 400. Handmade letterpressed covers. Deceh is a fine drone quartet utilizing traditional ethnic drone instruments as well as vintage analog synthesizers. This record was recorded on a centered room microphone as the group sat in a perfect square around it. This method of recording perfectly captured the focused intimacy of the moment, complete with the crackling bellows of an ancient harmonium. Bringing strict discipline, control and patience, theyre able to achieve densely transcendental focus in their work. Imagine taking three notes from Terry Riley and stretching them out into pulsating 20 minute sublime pieces. An obvious reference point might be the Yoshi Wada Earth Drones reissues but somehow even more transcendent. Fine drone. Acoustic & analogue. Deceh." Hand-numbered edition of 400 copies with insert. -Important
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Artist: DECEH/TOTAL LIFE
Title: Split
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Split release between Total Life and Deceh. Pressed in an edition of 500 copies and housed in screen printed, hand numbered jackets. Kevin Dorias work as Total Life precedes his work as half of Growing but continues to evolve. Fader is no exception. Decehs contribution is an extended harmonic magnification of a shruti box, Hammond organ, upright double bass and modular synthesizer." -Important.

Artist: ELEH
Title: Floating Frequencies/Intuitive Synthesis
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Eleh was formed to specifically to pay tribute to early experimental minimalist pioneers especially La Monte Young, Terry Riley, Eliane Radigue, Pauline Oliveros and Charlemagne Palestine. This record is pressed in a deluxe hand-numbered edition of 400 on audiophile quality 180 gram vinyl mastered and pressed at RTI with letter-pressed jackets done by Manifesto Letterpress. Eleh creates highly minimal and deeply spiritual pure analog drone music with emphasis on the physical ultra-low end. Incorporating tones as low as .05 hz (well below the range of human hearing) Eleh is as much of a physical experience as it is an audio one. To be heard and felt correctly, the listener must be sitting with ears at speaker height at least 7 feet away. Noise cancelling headphone use is also recommended for the optimum listening experience." - Important.
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Artist: ELEH
Title: Floating Frequencies/Intuitive Synthesis
Format: Triple CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $46.00
"First edition of 1000. This deluxe 3 CD set presents Floating Frequencies/Intuitive Synthesis in its completed three part entirety. Intuitive Synthesis/Floating Frequencies takes full advantage of the low noise floor and clarity provided by the digital medium. Mastered by Eleh specifically for the digital environment. This box is not intended to be a replacement of the analog records but an entirely different experience." -Important
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Artist: ELEH
Title: Floating Frequencies/Intuitive Synthesis II
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Elehs Floating Frequencies/Intuitive Synthesis II requires dedicated and careful listening. High volume and/or headphone use is highly recommended for maximum experience - especially on the B-side which is focused on ultra low end bass pulses being slowly modulated by bass frequencies well below the level of human hearing. Side A is a detailed account of the emerging frequencies resulting from the carefully crafted meeting of 7 sine waves. It is also highly recommended that stereo listeners are seated at least 7 feet away from their speakers, centered, with ears at speaker height. 500 made. 200 gram vinyl. Deluxe letterpressed jackets. Dedicated to Charlemagne Palestine. Eleh was formed specifically to pay tribute to early experimental minimalist pioneers especially La Monte Young, Terry Riley, Eliane Radigue, Pauline Oliveros and Charlemagne Palestine." - Important Records.
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Artist: ELEH
Title: Floating Frequencies/Intuitive Synthesis III
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Deluxe pressing of 500 copies packaged in letterpressed covers designed by Important and printed by 23rd Parallel. Mastered by James Plotkin. Hand numbered/hand assembled. Elehs Intuitive Synthesis/Floating Frequencies III is the third release in their Intuitive Synthesis series (Volume 2 was released over a year ago) and it is being released simultaneously with an Eleh/Pauline Oliveros split release. Both are limited edition and LP only. Meticulously minimal analog drone. Eleh was formed specifically to pay tribute to early experimental minimalist pioneers especially La Monte Young, Terry Riley, Eliane Radigue, Pauline Oliveros and Charlemagne Palestine. Using an enormous vintage modular analog synthesizer, a battery of glowing HP tube test oscillators and occasionally guitar/piano, Eleh creates highly minimal and deeply spiritual pure analog drone music with emphasis on the physical ultra-low end. Incorporating tones as low as .05 hz (well below the range of human hearing) Eleh is as much of a physical experience as it is an audio one. This engaging record was created as a tool for meditation and to be heard/felt correctly the listener must be sitting with ears at speaker height at least 7 feet away from the speakers. Volume reveals detail." - Important.
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Artist: ELEH
Title: Homage
Format: Triple CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $40.00
"Important Records is proud to present Elehs Homage series remastered and on CD for the first time. Certain frequency combinations that were impossible to cut on LP are effectively presented in this digital edition. Eleh, an artist who flourishes in restraint, uses a reduced sonic vocabulary to highlight delicate intricacies in a logical path toward harmonious satisfaction. The organization of hypnotic square waves, rippling sine waves and triangle/saw tooth waveforms is a discourse in the infinity, rather than the limits, of reduction. By employing a natural practice of balanced interpretation, Eleh enables an individual reaction free of the clutter of white noise." - Important.

Artist: ELEH
Title: Radiant Intervals
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Numbered edition of 700. Jackets letterpress printed at 43rd Parallel Letterpress. Cover design by Neil Burke @ Monoroid. Radiant Intervals is the first Eleh full length on Important since 2008s Floating Frequencies/Intuitive Synthesis Vol. 3 and it follows Elehs full length for the Touch label." -Important
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Artist: ELEH
Title: Radiant Intervals I
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $28.00
"Important Records present the first part of a re-release of Elehs influential Radiant Intervals, originally released in 2010. Radiant Intervals is a meticulously nuanced and restrained exploration of the rhythmic and harmonic relationships inherent in pure analog frequencies, using a blend of intuitive and mathematically based tunings. Dense patterns of sound slowly unravel and are woven together again in new ways while harmonics hover and shift overhead. Radiant Intervals is a purely analog recording, made with a Serge Modular system, Mini Moog, Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 and a Pro- One. Comes in heavy-duty, metallic silver-shimmer, screen-printed jackets. 180 gram vinyl." - Important.

Artist: ELEH
Title: Retreat, Return, Repose
Format: Triple CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $46.00
"Edition of 1000. This deluxe three CD set presents Elehs Retreat, Return, and Repose together for the first time. The LPs were originally available via Important Records mailorder only. Retreat is a collection of exploratory sound assemblages put together during a cabin sojourn. New timbral richness, tonal expansion and deep synthesis make these pieces rather different from previous work. Return reflects on time away. Repose contains only one piece, the final recording of Circle Two: Coastal Rotation for Dune Loop which was debuted at 2010s Mutek festival in Montreal. This piece completes the Retreat/Return trilogy with Repose and is intended to stand very much on its own. Rain on your hood. Your heart beats. A beach break roaring in the distance. Isolated pines are played by the wind. A fine spot for repose. You turn around and head home." -Important.

Artist: ELEH/DUANE PITRE
Title: Empty Summer Endless/Feel Free Installation
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
Second pressing. "Split release including a new twenty minute piece from Eleh and the installation version of Duane Pitres beautiful new composition, Feel Free. Letterpressed jackets. Feel Free is a new composition by Duane Pitre that currently has three possible manifestations: solo performance, group performance, and sound installation. At the core of all of them is the pillar of the work, an open yet orderly system whose intention is to produce potentially infinite variations of self-generating rhythm and melody. This system is created in part by a Max/MSP patch, designed by the composer, which consists of two (unprocessed) sound sources: guitar harmonics and simple-timbre electronic tones (in the solo/group versions, the latter are performed by the composer). Where the solo and group versions find the work following a sequence of movements (each embodying a varying feeling) that consist of different pitches and rules/methods for the group to execute them, the installation version (which occupies a side of this record) is void of any performers and is meant to embody a certain stillness. And while the listener may become familiar with what seem to be recurring patterns, no sounds are ever looped, but are rather continually moving forward, yet still remain suspended." - Important.

Artist: ELEH/FULLMAN, ELLEN
Title: Mind Of No Mind/Event Locations
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $28.00
"Numbered edition of 500. Jackets letterpress printed at 43rd Parallel Letterpress. Split release between Ellen Fullman & Eleh. By examining the waveform produced by the Long String Instrument through a spectrum analyzer, I have observed that every overtone of the fundamental being played is represented nearly equally through the entire range of hearing. Just intonation, a tuning system based on pure ratios, lends itself to a consideration of not only precise tuning of fundamental frequencies, but in addition, precise alignment of the resultant matrix of relationships among the upper partial tones. Strings vibrate in mathematical subdivisions of the total string length. As the performer moves through these subdivisions or nodal points, while bowing with rosin-coated fingertips, partials associated with that location emerge. Thus, musical events on my instrument can be aligned in time and space to coincide with specific overtone combinations." -Ellen Fullman

Artist: ELEH/PAULINE OLIVEROS
Title: The Beauty Of The Steel Skeleton/Drifting Depths
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
Numbered edition of 760. "Important Records is quite pleased to be presenting this split release consisting of two new drone works from Pauline Oliveros and Eleh. Oliveros, an early American minimalist who has pioneered the technique of deep listening, has created a new work exclusively for this release. Drifting Depths is a new improvised piece made on a harmonica being processed through Paulines Expanded Instrument System. Elehs side, also exclusive to this vinyl only release, is super slow melodic drone full of stillness, tension and relief. Vinyl only, handmade and handassembled, letterpressed jackets. Limited edition. A central figure in post-war electronic art music, Oliveros is one of the original members of the San Francisco Tape Music Center (along with Morton Subotnick, Ramon Sender, Terry Riley, and Anthony Martin), which was the resource on the U.S. West Coast for electronic music during the 1960s. The Center later moved to Mills College, where she was its first director, and is now called the Center for Contemporary Music. Oliveros often improvises with the Expanded Instrument System, an electronic signal processing system she designed, in her performances and recording. Eleh was formed to specifically to pay tribute to early experimental minimalist pioneers especially La Monte Young, Terry Riley, Eliane Radigue, Pauline Oliveros and Charlemagne Palestine. Using an enormous vintage modular analog synthesizer, a battery of glowing HP tube test oscillators and occasionally guitar/piano, Eleh creates highly minimal and deeply spiritual pure analog drone music with emphasis on the physical ultra-low end. Incorporating tones as low as .05 hz (well below the range of human hearing) Eleh is as much of a physical experience as it is an audio one. This engaging record was created as a tool for meditation and to be heard/felt correctly the listener must be sitting with ears at speaker height at least 7 feet away from the speakers. Volume reveals detail." - Important.
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Artist: ELEH/SUN CIRCLE
Title: Fading Spectrum Of Darkness/Parhelion
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Essential limited edition 180 gram vinyl release, pressed in an edition of 500 copies. Letterpressed jackets. Beautiful drone compositions from two kindred musical entities. Elehs pure analog drones are a perfect compliment to Sun Circles ecstatic high volume compositions. Elehs track is a slight departure from the sub-sonic bass heavy drones of their first two records. This time around, theres more emphasis on a glistening shimmer paying tribute to the natural beauty of a winters day. Recorded using vintage modular analog synthesizers and glowing tube oscillators, Eleh pays tribute to 60s minimalism. Sun Circles Important debut is psychoacoustic minimalism meets psychedelic maximalism. Ecstatic high volume drones, long-form trance music and peace noise. Bowed strings, voices, organs, percussion and world instruments." - Important.
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Artist: ELEH/TARA JANE ONEIL
Title: Split
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $28.00
"Sound sculptures and gongs by Harry Bertoia unite the sides of this split LP from Tara Jane ONeil andEleh. ONeils composition was commissioned by Venessa Renwick for her Medusa Smack video installation (originally screened in 2012 at the Oregon Biennial). The piece is partially created from sounds recorded by Bertoia on his own Sonambient sound sculptures, as well as ONeils recording ofAthanasius Kirchers Bell Wheel at the Museum of Jurassic Technology. Elehs side consists of 100 gongs synthesized on a Serge modular system to honor the 2015 centennial of Bertoias birth. Vanessa Renwick recalls the conception of Medusa Smack: "In the 70s I was a bike messenger in Chicago and whenever I had downtime, I would hang out in front of the huge Bertoia sound sculpture outside of the Standard Oil Building. The winds off Lake Michigan whipped his masterpiece about, clanging and banging. Years later, in Oregon, I came across a small Bertoia sound sculpture, I clasped its rods together within my hands and released them. The exquisite noise they made immediately whispered Tara Jane ONeil to me. I knew that someday I would make a film and Tara would incorporate this very noise into the score. Along came my idea to create a giant mother-jellyfish-shaped screen, the Medusa Smack, for people to lay beneath, with moon jellies and pacific sea nettles projected upon it. I asked Tara to create the score, and incorporate Bertoias own sound recordings into it. Harry Bertoias son, Val, granted his permission. This beauty to lull you away to the deep is the result." Packaged in deluxe letterpress-printed jackets. Edition of 700." - Important.

Artist: EMMANUEL, J.D.
Title: Wizards
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"With so much being made of current practitioners of the kosmische/New Age vibe, heres your opportunity to hear an original. Copies from the original pressing rarely surface and even the 2007 repress (which sounded quite thin) commands quite a fee on internet auction sites. This straight analog pressing sounds as close to the original master tapes as you can get. 500 made. Pressed at RTI." - Important. "Wizards was my first deep trance electronic music album. This album was inspired by Terry Riley , one of the earliest people ever to compose and perform long, extended, cyclic pieces in the electronic format. This music was composed and performed in 81 and 82. I consider this album my best work. The instrumentation is three Sequencial Circuits PRO-1s, Crumar Traveler One and a Yamaha SK-20, all real time recording to a Teac 4-track reel-to-reel. I mixed the four tracks to a Teac A-7300 Master 2-Track tape recorder using a DeltaLab DL-2 to create the delay track. In 2006, I used a Tascam 34B 4-track to remaster all my master tapes to digital master of 196 KHz/24 bit .WAV files using Soundforge 8 software. The original Wizards LP was published in the Summer of 1982 with the black and white cover. The initial tracks had no names and were called Movements I-V. Several years later sales had slowed down. In an effort to improve sales we tried the color cover and I created names for each track..." - J.D. Emmanuel.

Artist: EMMANUEL, J.D.
Title: Wizards
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
“Wizards was my first deep trance electronic music album. This album was inspired by Terry Riley , one of the earliest people ever to compose and perform long, extended, cyclic pieces in the electronic format. This music was composed and performed in 81 and 82. I consider this album my best work. The instrumentation is three Sequencial Circuits PRO-1s, Crumar Traveler One and a Yamaha SK-20, all real time recording to a Teac 4-track reel-to-reel. I mixed the four tracks to a Teac A-7300 Master 2-Track tape recorder using a DeltaLab DL-2 to create the delay track. In 2006, I used a Tascam 34B 4-track to remaster all my master tapes to digital master of 196 KHz/24 bit .WAV files using Soundforge 8 software. The original Wizards LP was published in the Summer of 1982 with the black and white cover. The initial tracks had not names and were call Movements I-V. Several years later sales had slowed down, in an effort to improve sales we tried the color cover and I created names for each track, as shown on the samples.” - J.D. Emmanuel

Artist: FAHEY, JOHN
Title: Hitomi
Format: Double LP
Label: Important
Country: UK
Price: $26.00
"John Faheys final record released in his lifetime was the discrete album titled Hitomi . Previously available on CD only, Hitomi finds Fahey at peace with all his musical phases, working them together with a frail, fragile aesthetic supported by various reverb, echo and digital delays. Fahey creates a stark, naked sound which is 100% Fahey at its core. Important Records is proud to release John Faheys Hitomi album pressed on double 180 gram virgin vinyl and housed in a deluxe tip-on heavy duty gatefold jacket. This is a limited edition release." - Important.
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Artist: FAHEY, JOHN
Title: The Mill Pond & Collected Paintings
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"The Mill Pond was originally released in 1997 as a double 7" that went immediately out of print. For its 10th anniversary, were issuing it on compact disc housed in a deluxe letterpressed jacket and including an extensive booklet collecting John Faheys paintings for the very first time. Limited edition. On this release, Fahey uses heavy reverb, electric slide and feedback to create an eerie mood. He gets a bit of help from Jeff Allman, who recorded the songs and adds some electronic noise in spots, and from Scott Colburn, who mixed the tracks, but this record is all Fahey. The Mill Pond is all over the place stylistically, so it should confuse those who try to pigeonhole Fahey into any one category. The Mill Pond further proves that there is only one category into which he fits: truly innovative guitar genius. Four ecstatic, lo-fi grabs for the ring of eternity, recorded in Faheys Oregon hotel room. Containing the first graspable evidence of Johns throat-singing abilities, this represents the merging of the bull and the china shop. The crudity of the electronics and the delicacy of the stringwork makes for a wonderful match." --Byron Coley

Artist: FE-MAIL
Title: Syklubb Fra Hælvete
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Out of Norway comes the most exciting noise LP Ive heard to date. These two women romp thru stimulating noise compositions fresh and clean w/ a distinct Scandinavian frost. But theres always an undercurrent of warm embrace, sweet and masterful. -- Thurston Moore. Already an incontestable figure of the Scandinavian music scene, Maja Ratkje follows the release of her stunning first solo album, Voice (Rune Grammaphone), with Fe-Mail. A compulsive musician who, beside her main activity as part of all-female avant-garde free-improvisation quartet Spunk, is, at only 29, a lecturer in composition at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, a world-renowned contemporary composer, an impressive singer and accomplished musician. Together with fellow Spunk-ette Hild Sofie Tafjord, Ratkje improvises with analogue electronic gear, samplers, voice, harmonica, and miscellaneous acoustic instruments to shape a more defined and delicate, if such a word can in any way define the realm in which Fe-mail evolve, series of soundscapes." - Important.

Artist: FLAHERTY/CORSANO/YEH
Title: Snow Blind Avalanche
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $13.50
"Snow Blind Avalanche is a completely different album than A Rock In The Snow also being released on Important though the two records were made during the same sessions. Snow Blind Avalanche finds the Flaherty/Corsano/Yeh in more abstract free dimensions with Yehs presence in the sound even more firmly established. Recorded as the snow fell. No overdubs. Live in studio. Free-noise-punk-jazz with bent-sick-burning vocals. Amen. - Paul Flaherty. 

Artist: GIFFONI, CARLOS
Title: Zamuro
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
"Limited edition of 300 copies in a heavy stock screen printed jacket. Numbered. "A Zamuro is a dark South American vulture of great size. Zamuro is also a solo composition piece for portable synth and analog filter. Side A on this LP is a live realization of this piece recorded at the Compound in San Francisco in 2006 (mastered by Lasse Marhaug). Carlos composed and performed this piece live on several tours in the U.S./Europe/Japan all throughout 2006 and 2007, if you saw him live in those two years, this is the piece he performed. This was the most complete version of it that made it to tape. Side B is a studio piece recorded live on a much larger modular synth, based around the same theme, but with structural and tonal variations not in the original composition. This is pure psychedelic electronic music. Cover illustration by Megan Ellis. Screenprinted at Monoroid." -Important

Artist: GRATEFUL DEAD/JOHN OSWALD
Title: Grayfolded
Format: Triple LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $64.00
"Here it is, Deadheads, the ultimate "Dark Star" is now on vinyl. Deluxe audiophile pressing cut in Toronto under the watchful ears of John Oswald. Heavy-duty triple gatefold jacket includes liner-notes by musicologist Rob Bowman featuring interviews with Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh, and Robert Hunter, plus two "time maps" which chart the source concerts of "Dark Star." Music performed by The Grateful Dead (c) Grateful Dead Productions Inc. & Ice Nine Publishing Inc. Taken from over 100 performances of "Dark Star" recorded between 1968 and 1993. Built, layered and "folded" to produce one large, new re-composed "Dark Star." Original recordings of the Grateful Dead in performance have been processed using Plunderphonic techniques." - Important.

Artist: HAYWARD, ROBIN
Title: Stop Time
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
“Robin Hayward plays microtonal tuba in Catherine Christer Hennixs ensemble; Stop Time is his first composition to be released on Important Records. Stop Time was commissioned for a festival of the same name that took place in Leuven, Belgium, in 2013. It is the first piece to use a subset of the three-dimensional physical version of the Hayward Tuning Vine software, invented in 2012, as a musical score. The harmonic space implied within the four cubes contained within the subset, based on prime numbers two (octave, color-coded gray), three (perfect fifth, color-coded blue), and five (major third, color-coded red), is explored by the acoustic instruments and projected via the surround-sound system onto the physical space of the performance area. In this performance, the color-coding is made explicit by spotlighting each musician according to the color of the pitch played. In the middle of the piece, when the central black ball is sounded, the lighting therefore momentarily disappears. The idea is not so much to simulate synesthesia as to explore possible interactions between sound, vision, space, and time. Harmonic space is projected over time onto physical space, thus "stopping time." The recording and photos are from a September 2014 performance at De Bijloke, Ghent. Wannes Gonnissen: live electronics; Robin Hayward: microtonal tuba, composition; Pieter Matthynssens: cello; Bertel Schollaert: baritone saxophone. Marieke Berendsen: scenography. Tania Kelley: photograph of physical Tuning Vine.” - Important.

Artist: HENNIX, CATHERINE CHRISTER
Title: Central Palace Music from 100 Model Subjects For Hegikan Roku
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
“Central Palace Music, performed by Catherine Christer Hennixs just-intonation ensemble The Deontic Miracle, is the first in a series of archival Hennix releases to be issued via Important Records. This previously unheard piece was taken from an eight-day festival organized in the spring of 1976 at the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm. The group features Catherine Christer Hennix on Renaissance oboe and custom sinewave generators, Peter Hennix on Renaissance oboe, and Hans Isgren on sheng. Central Palace Music is packaged in a deluxe letterpressed sleeve.
“”She has created a sound that reliably taps into our subconscious and frees us from linear time" --The Quietus. Catherine Christer Hennix (born 1948 in Stockholm) is an artist, poet, composer, and philosopher with a strong interest in logic and formal music theory. In late-1960s Sweden, she was a pioneer of experimenting with mainframe computer-generated composite soundwave forms, and in the 1970s she was a key protagonist of the Downtown School along with La Monte Young and Henry Flynt, with whom she has collaborated on numerous occasions. She pursued studies with master vocalist Pandit Pran Nath and led the just-intonation live electronic ensembles Hilbert Hotel and The Deontic Miracle (featured on this recording). She was a professor of mathematics and computer science and assistant to and coauthor with A. S. Esenin-Volpin, for which she received the Centenary Prize-fellow Award from the Clay Mathematics Institute in 2000. Hennixs interest in drone music and the meditative, trance-like state it induces is apparent in her exploration of similar music in many other cultures and traditions, including, for example, Japanese gagaku music and the 13th-century vocal music of Pérotin and Léonin.” - Important.

Artist: HENNIX, CATHERINE CHRISTER
Title: Live At Issue Project Room
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
“Live At Issue Project Room is the first recording of the expanded configuration of Catherine Christer Hennixs Chora(s)san Time-Court Mirage just-intonation ensemble, documenting a 2014 performance at Issue Project Room. The ensemble of Hennix (voice) and Hilary Jeffery and Robin Hayward (brass) is expanded to include vocalists Imam Ahmet Muhsin Tüzer, Amir Elsaffan, and Amirtha Kidambi; brass players Paul Schwingenschlögl and Elena Kakaliagou; and Marcus Pal and Stefan Tiedje on electronics. Live At Issue Project Room is packaged in a deluxe letterpressed sleeve.
“”She has created a sound that reliably taps into our subconscious and frees us from linear time" --The Quietus. Catherine Christer Hennix (born 1948 in Stockholm) is an artist, poet, composer, and philosopher with a strong interest in logic and formal music theory. In late-1960s Sweden, she was a pioneer of experimenting with mainframe computer-generated composite soundwave forms, and in the 1970s she was a key protagonist of the Downtown School along with La Monte Young and Henry Flynt, with whom she has collaborated on numerous occasions. She pursued studies with master vocalist Pandit Pran Nath and led the just-intonation live electronic ensembles Hilbert Hotel and The Deontic Miracle. Hennixs interest in drone music and the meditative, trance-like state it induces is apparent in her exploration of similar music in many other cultures and traditions, including, for example, Japanese gagaku music and the 13th-century vocal music of Pérotin and Léonin. In 2003 she returned to computer-generated composite soundwave forms or "soliton(e)s," of which Infinitary Composite Sound Wave Form Composition Soliton(e) Star (2003-present) was the first result. She subsequently formed the Choras(s)an Time-Court Mirage just-intonation ensemble; in 2012, Important Records released a performance by this ensemble of "Blues Dhikr Al-Salam (Blues Al Maqam)" as Live At The Grimm Museum Volume One (IMPREC 354CD). In 2012 Henry Flynt asked Hennix for a new, expanded realization of an "Illuminatory Sound Environment" for an installation at the ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany, for his "Henry Flynt. Activities 1959 --" exhibition. In response Hennix realized a four-channel composition, Rag Infinity/Rag Cosmosis, her first four-channel computer-assisted composition since 1969.” - Important.

Artist: HENNIX, CATHERINE CHRISTER
Title: Live At The Grimm Museum Vol. 1
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
2013 repress. "Blues Dhikr Al-Salam (Blues Al Maqam) for voice, brass, computer and live electronics in the mixed-media environment Nur/Soliton(E) Star. The world premiere of the infinitary computer animation NUR and the accompanying infinitary computer sound composition Soliton(E) Star were given at Diapason Gallery (NYC) for the celebration of La Monte Youngs 70th birthday in 2005. Catherine Christer Hennix has now extended this installation in the venerable tradition of the pentatonic blues for a live-electronic ensemble. Recorded live on Sunday August 14, 2011 at the Grimm Museum, Berlin." - Important.

Artist: HOTOTOGISU
Title: Floating Japanese Oof! Gardens of the 21st Century
Format: Double CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Floating Japanese Oof! Gardens Of The 21st Century was originally released on the De Stijl label in 2005, spread out over 3 LPs in hand glued packaging featuring colorful prints of Matthew Bowers compelling artwork. To date, this remains a singular release in the Hototogisu discography. The original press info from the always interesting De Stijl label says it all: The Hototogisu is one of several pieces of Japanese cuckoo. Since the song of the Hototogisu traditionally signaled the arrival of Japanese summer, it was as eagerly awaited as the trimming of La Monte Youngs nose hairs. The text of this piece likens the long-awaited first notes of the bird to the arrival of ones lover. The compositions on Floating Gardens are mainly narrative in style and more dramatic in character than Anthony Moores drooping bamboo shaft. However, also contained are light and lyrical pieces which will touch the sentiments of the people of this time as deeply as Terry Rileys toes are dug in the sand. The package is impressive! A kaleidoscope of color as flamboyant/indulgent as Charlemagne Palestines brandy-sogged teddy bears and when Floating Gardens meets your gaze, youll be as bug-eyed as Phil Glass." - Important.

Artist: HOTOTOGISU
Title: Ghosts From the Sun
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"The Hototogisu masterfully create a dense sediment of Teutonic drone with the thickest layers of guitar, vocals and electronics. The Hototogisu are obviously seasoned sonic travelers, featuring the seminal legend Matthew Bower (Skullflower, Sunroof!) and Marcia Bassett (Double Leopards). Ghosts From The Sun is one enormous composition, nearing two hours in length, unfolded and nailed together in seven movements. Starting with a slow drone electronic crawl and climaxing with crackling bone percussion buried howls of haunted minds, Ghosts Of The Sun cries out from beneath an earthquake of guitar feedback and distortion. Ghosts Of The Sun compresses eternity, from the creation of humanity to its own destruction, into seven parts on one double album. This is epic and total sonic overload, by way of The Hototogisu." - Important.

Artist: HOTOTOGISU
Title: Pale Fatal Sister
Format: Double LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $27.00
"Limited edition of 700 copies. Double LP pressing housed in a gatefold jacket. Being a Nabokovian and visceral garden of delights, a musical evocation of memory and desire spread over four sides of vinyl. The sound is conjured forth from dark wells to be birthed, twisting and screaming in silver winds. Recorded at Black Dirt Studios, over an intensive three-day period of hermetic isolation, while snow blanketed the surrounding fields, this work is both more detailed and conjures a heavier, more brooding occult atmosphere and sound, than any previous Hototogisu release." -Important

Artist: HOTOTOGISU
Title: Some Blood Will Stick
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $12.50
"Hototogisu is Matthew Bower (Skullflower/Sunroof!) and Marcia Bassett (Double Leopards). Theyve been laying down billowing sheets of Teutonic guitar drone-noise since 2003 with the thickest possible helpings of vocals and electronics. Some Blood Will Stick is a collection of tracks from their ultra-limited self produced label Heavy Blossom. Songs were taken from Swoon Scream (2004) and Awful Symmetry (2005) with one additional track." - Important.

Artist: JACOBS, HENRY
Title: Around The World With Henry Jacobs
Format: Double CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Absurd folklorist Henry Jacobs returns with a selection of rare interviews, odd loops, sales pitches, early synthesizer demos, an ether-infused evening, and more! Produced in San Francisco and New York City, Around The World With Henry Jacobs is a travelogue that continues the story begun with The Wide Weird World of Henry Jacobs, mixing archival material from the 1950s with recent improvisations by Jacobs. Guests include Stan Freberg and Dr. Irwin Corey, with Alan Watts returning for a visit, too. Also included is special bonus disc -- First Night, one of the true gems from the collection. Recorded in February 1957 by Henry Jacobs on the opening night of the Poetry/Jazz Series at The Cellar in San Francisco, this unique document captures the first time Kenneth Rexroth and Lawrence Ferlinghetti read their poetry to jazz in this very intimate setting. In contrast to Fantasy Records Poetry Readings in the Cellar, you feel yourself a part of the audience here, moments punctuated with a register ringing, muted conversations, laughter, and clinking glasses. Includes Rexroth reading Between Myself And Death and She Is Away, and Ferlinghetti reading The World is A Beautiful Place." -Important.

Artist: JACOBS, HENRY
Title: The Wide Weird World Of Henry Jacobs
Format: CD/DVD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"2010 repress, originally released in 2005. Henry Jacobs is a sound artist and improviser par excellence. His influential recordings as well as collaborative projects resonate with an irreverent sense of humor and a love for musics of the world. From the early 1950s into the 1970s, Jacobs experimented with tape music, staged the early surround sound and visual spectacle Vortex (with artist Jordan Belson), and developed an array of absurd characters that would pop up as crank callers, relaxation coaches, or upside-down smiling instructors. A contemporary of Ken Nordine and Lenny Bruce, Jacobs honed an individual style that was droll and laid-back but winked at you at the same time. On his recordings for Folkways, World Pacific, and Fantasy, as well as on his private label MEA, the world of Jacobs is an audio collage that embraces many cultures and sensibilities. This CD/DVD collection pays homage to Jacobs creative play, presenting recovered and restored audio as well as rare animated films that will give you a taste of this mans special talents." - Important.

Artist: KHAN, USTAD ABDUL KARIM
Title: 1934-1935
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"More than seventy years since his death in 1937, Ustad Abdul Karim Khan retains his reputation as one of the greatest singers India ever produced. Possessed of an elastic, honed voice that poured out like mercury, he influenced generations of singers including Mohammed Rafi, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, and Pandit Pran Nath. Born at the end of the 19th century to a family of musicians that extended back in time for centuries, his art was formed in the culture of the courts of the maharajas under British colonialism but was changed by his genius and imagination and a life marked by sacrifices for love, unsatisfied ambition, abandonment and heartbreak. These performances were culled from sessions made during his peak final years 1934-1935, newly transferred and restored and with extensive notes by Ian Nagoski." -Important

Artist: KLUSTER
Title: Admira
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Previously unreleased recordings from 1971. 2nd pressing, standard jewel case packaging. "Admira is sourced from original master recordings discovered by Kluster member and Tangerine Dream engineer Klaus Freudigmann. Along with Vulcano, also being released at the same time on Important, Admira is presented here for the first time in this deluxe package. These intense sessions were made with Schnitzler at the helm, as always, after the departure of Mobius and Roedelius from the group. Conrad Schnitzler founded Kluster in 1969 along with Roedelius, Mobius and often Klaus Freudigmann who had multiple roles within the group as a player, engineer and instrument inventor. Eventually Roedelius and Mobius left Kluster and continued on as Cluster while Schnitzler and Freudigmann continued as Kluster often exploring the communal aspects of music by bringing new people into the group." -Important

Artist: KLUSTER
Title: Vulcano
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Previously unreleased live recordings from 1971, recorded in Wuppertal, Germany. 2nd pressing, standard jewel case packaging. "Vulcano is sourced from original master recordings discovered by Kluster member and Tangerine Dream engineer Klaus Freudigmann. Along with Admira, also being released at the same time on Important, Vulcano is presented here for the first time in this deluxe package. These intense sessions were made with Schnitzler at the helm, as always, after the departure of Mobius and Roedelius from the group." -Important

Artist: KUBISCH, CHRISTINA
Title: Invisible/Inaudible: Five Electrical Walks
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Christina Kubisch is a first generation sound artist of the highest order. She may now be most famously known for her Electrical Walks which she started in 1981 where listeners wear specially-built headphones that reveal electro-magnetic radiation emanating from the technological world around us. Invisible/Inaudible: Five Electrical Walks is her first collection of compositions utilizing material recorded during Electrical Walks." - Important.

Artist: KUBISCH, CHRISTINA
Title: Night Flights
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Reissue of this 1987 album, originally issued on Auf Dem Nil. Night Flights is a groundbreaking work from one of the most influential of the first generation sound artists. For some reason, this staggering work has been left out of print for over 20 years. Night Flights has been remastered and includes updated liner notes from Christina Kubisch. Night Flights is being released in conjunction with Kubischs release of new work for Important Records titled Invisible/Inaudible: Five Electrical Walks." -Important.

Artist: LARSEN
Title: LLL
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"LLL is a live, LP-only release, put out as a companion to Larsens full-length, La Fever Lit. LLL features Larsen, along with frequent collaborators Johann Johannsson, Baby Dee and Julia Kent. Material recorded live in Italy and Austria and packaged in a deluxe, thick 3-color screenprinted jacket by Monoroid. 500 made." -Important

Artist: LOPEZ, FRANCISCO
Title: Untitled #274
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Untitled #274 was composed by Francisco López and performed by Kasper T. Toeplitz at GRM Studios in Paris, France. Francisco López is internationally recognized as one of the major figures of sound art and experimental music. For more than thirty years he has developed an astonishing sonic universe, absolutely personal and iconoclastic, based on a profound listening of the world. Destroying boundaries between industrial sounds and wilderness sound environments, shifting with passion from the limits of perception to the most dreadful abyss of sonic power, proposing a blind, profound, and transcendental listening, freed from the imperatives of knowledge and open to sensory and spiritual expansion. Kasper T. Toeplitz has worked with academic research organizations, such as GMEM, GRM, IRCAM, and Radio-France, as well as with experimental musicians, such as Éliane Radigue, Zbigniew Karkowski, Dror Feiler, Tetsuo Furudate, Phill Niblock, and Art Zoyd. Citing Giacinto Scelsi and Iannis Xenakis as influences, his early work was mostly written for traditional instruments." - Important.

Artist: LSD MARCH
Title: Constellation Of Tragedy
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Constellation Of Tragedy is the sixth full length album from Japans LSD March. Apt comparisons are often made of LSD March being a cross between The Velvet Underground and Les Rallizes Denudes. Constellation Of Tragedy is their most well-recorded and refined album to date, coming to a climactic close and featuring leader Shinsuke Michishita playing guitar, Theremin, music box, bass, harmonium, & harmonica." - Important Records

Artist: LSD MARCH
Title: Under Milk Wood
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"The new LSD March album, Under Milk Wood, is their first full length since 2007s Constellation Of Tragedy for Important Records. With grace (in the rock sense), style, humor & the perfect touch of heavy riffage this tremendously unique and original recording is a classic of the new Japanese underground. Recorded at Black Snowflake Studios in Japan, Under Milk Wood is a fascinating ghostly rock album full of clean untreated restraint, as a grounded calm compliments Takahashi Ikuros drumming. It isnt until midway through the record that the heavy riffage begins to slowly become buried beneath the white blizzard blanket that is the remainder of the album. Much critical praise awaits this fine album and its likely to become your favorite snow-storm record, too. Let the electric snow fall." -Important

Artist: MAJOR STARS
Title: Decibels of Gratitude
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Eighth full-length studio album by this long running Massachusetts ensemble. What to say about a band who continuously claims Otis Rush and Buddy Guy as its primary influences, but usually finds their records filed in the noise/experimental bin? Any mention of Major Stars tends to send some scurrying for the most obscure psychedelic references, but one need look no further than the Who or Cream to find the primary ingredients of melodic songwriting combined with an over-the-top instrumental assault. As a few noticed, the title of their last album Return to Form wasnt entirely intended to be tongue-in-cheek. Their music seems to be more psychedelic era than psychedelic, and they themselves like to just be thought of as a Rock group (early 70s capitalization intact). But there has always been something different about their arrangement of common influences compared to their contemporaries, and over the past fifteen years they have developed a loyal base of followers who seem to quite like the way they put things together. So Major Stars continue to put it together, like on this one: Decibels of Gratitude, from them, to you." - Important

Artist: MAJOR STARS
Title: Portable Freak Factory/Can You See Me?
Format: 7"
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
"Two brand new burners (including a Hendrix cover on the B-side) recorded during the same sessions for The Major Stars next full length album for Important." - Important.

Artist: MARS
Title: The Complete Studio Recordings NYC 1977-1978
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Mars Complete Studio Recordings is a hand- numbered limited edition one time vinyl pressing of 1000 copies. Mars was formed in late 1975, the first of the bands included later on the No New York compilation. Between January 77 and December 78 they played thirty or so gigs without leaving Manhattan and recorded a total of 32-minutes of music, spread over three discs, now available for the first time in its entirety on this collection, originally released by Mars member Mark Cunningham as a CD in Barcelona, and now as a limited, numbered vinyl edition." - Important.
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Artist: MIMINOKOTO
Title: Hitoyogiri
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Brand new full length from Miminokoto. Highly recommended for fans of Tokyo-Underground, classic era PSF and contemporary Japanese outfits such as LSD March and Suishou No Fune. Featuring members of Acid Mothers Temple, Overhang Party & Che-Shizu. Seven tracks, recorded at Peace Music by Nakamura Souichiro in late 2010, including an amazing cover of the late Jutok Kanekos (Kosokuya) Milky Light. Get deep into the decadent death doom of Miminokoto." -Important.

Artist: MOON PHANTOMS
Title: Moon Phantoms
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
On Moon-colored gray vinyl. "Limited edition of 500 copies pressed on virgin vinyl. Moon Phantoms is a collaboration of Bardo Pond, Alasehir and Suishou No Fune. The fourth release in our simultaneously released four part Bardo Pond related vinyl set. We Suishou No Fune and Alasehir played in East Coast tour of one week together again in the autumn, 2007. During the autumn concert tour, we had felt like that Moon always chased us. I started to look for where the moon was unawares when we visited each town. I have strongly remembered that the moon was full and very clear cut one night in Boston. The night was very pleasant and let us relax. Michael, John and Jason had a good conversation comfortably, looking at the moon. Kageo and myself also enjoyed the night to be just eased under the moonlight. I believed that we, Suishou No Fune and Alasehir could be one band under this special moonlight. The next day, I spoke my wish to perform music in one band to the members and we, all fall in each other in Providence. Therefore, the Japanese and American band named Moon Phantoms based on the concert tour with the full moon. And Moon Phantoms made the concert tour in the East Coast of the U.S.A. and had recording in Spring, 2008. Then we made this album. -- Pirako Kurenai of Suishou No Fune." - Important

Artist: MOUTHUS
Title: Follow This House
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $13.50
"Follow This House by Mouthus is a companion piece to their 2005 full length for Important titled The Long Salt. Picking up right where The Long Salt left off, Follow This House is a record chock full of manic bad mood energy, crunching resin-soaked jams and hundred year-old instrumentation emerging from the soggy mire only to be slowly pushed back in by poison clouds of delayed-out vocal groan. Mouthus are on a stated mission to incorporate new sounds and new instrumentation into their recordings. Never repeating themselves Follow This House is less fractured and more minimal, embracing the Mouthus sludgefest like a settling foundation." - Important

Artist: MOUTHUS
Title: The Long Salt
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $13.50
"This album is a return to more abrasive and heavy Mouthus territory after forays into acoustic instrumentation and, yes, a Fleetwood Mac cover on their recent Troubleman full-length. Free/tribal percussion spatter n clatter duels with endlessly mutating three chord sludge-riffage beneath thick, poison clouds of delayed-out vocal groan.  Truly CHOCK full of manic bad-mood energy but maybe psych-droney and resin-soaked enough for the new crop of crunchier noise-heads to nod to as well.  Electric guitars strung with duct tape and drums equipped with hundred-year old heads are jettisoned into deep space and dynamited, combusting so vividly that the after-images soak our retinas with mandalas of interwoven earthworms and beer funnels for hours afterwards." -Important
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Artist: MOUTHUS/BULBS
Title: Split
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Mouthus: Drum and guitar explosion through tape manipulation and a total synth bath. Collided through a number of recording sessions and strings of modulation to elevate the particle riffage to a heightened state of platectonic rock. Bulbs: Like tuning your radio slowly between far off new age stations in the most serene way possible. The marriage of muted melodies existing below feedback skwerls and electronic swerls. Transmissions from a better place." - Important.

Artist: MUDSUCKERS
Title: Mudsuckers
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $13.50
Pete Swanson & Gabe Salomon (Yellow Swans), Tom Carter (Charalambides) & Robert Horton. "Swamp noise drone. Feedback is layered like mud on the carcass of song structure. Robert uses primitive cassette manipulation as well as digital processing to thicken the sound into a swamp. Think Credence Clearwater Revival without the one chord they knew. On three of the songs, Pete uses his analog reel-to-reel wall-of-sound processing apparatus. Longjaw Mudsuckers was inspired by a mid-eighties cassette where Merzbow mixed John Hudaks nature sounds into a screaming mass of sonic debris. Robert recorded a stream after the huge New Years Day storm and Pete plugged it into his system, making it sound at times like a stream, an ocean, and robots whispering mechanical secrets. This CD contains some of the first recordings of Tom Carters circuit-bending. Individual attributes of Gabe Mindels guitar roar, Tom Carters ebow laptop whirl, and Horton s clanky homemades merge into the mud stew. Driving the swirl are samples of boogie woogie piano, riffs from the session, and pounding drums." - Important.

Artist: NEW MONUMENTS, THE
Title: The New Monuments
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Limited to 500 copies. Featuring Don Dietrich (Borbetomagus), Ben Hall (Graveyards) & C Spencer Yeh (Burning Star Core). At Instal Fest 08 in Glasgow, Scotland, at David Keenans suggestion, the idea for a trio of Don Dietrich, Ben Hall and himself was hatched. As the idea for the tour came together, Keenan unfortunately had to step out for personal reasons. CSY graciously accepted to take his place, and what was originally to be an acoustic Babi Music cover band became the electro-acoustic behemoth The New Monuments. Sharing a common head for so-called abstract sound constructions, the members come from related, though diverse, musical backgrounds. With saxophone, violin, and trapset, they attempt to soundtrack the maiden voyage of a luxury cruise ship constructed solely out of granite cement and ball bearings." -Important

Artist: OLIVEROS, PAULINE
Title: Accordion & Voice
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"2014 repress now packaged in a 6 panel digipak with heavy-duty stock and a matte finish. Pauline Oliveros (b. 1930) is an accordionist and composer who currently resides in Kingston, New York. Her instrument is tuned in just intonation and she often includes it in her meditative improvisational music. Her music is not meditative in the sense that it is intended for listening to while meditating, rather each piece is a form of meditation, such as her aptly-titled "Sonic Meditations." - Important. "Accordion & Voice was the first of my recordings as a soloist. I was living in an A-frame house in a meadow just below Mount Tremper at Zen Mountain Center. I had a wonderful view of the graceful saddle mountain top. When away on a performance trip I would imagine the mountain as I played Rattlesnake Mountain. I followed the feelings and sensations of my many experiences of the mountain -- the changing colors of the season, the breezes and winds blowing through the grasses and trees. Horse Sings from Cloud taught me to listen to the depth of a tone and to have patience. Rather than initiating musical impulses of motion, melody and harmony I wanted to hear the subtlety of a tone taking space and time to develop. The tones linger and resonate in the body, mind, instrument and performance space. My thanks to Important Music for bringing these pieces to be heard again." --Pauline Oliveros.

Artist: OLIVEROS, PAULINE
Title: Reverberations: Tape & Electronic Music 1961-1970
Format: 12 CD Boxset
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $99.00
"2014 repress. Dense 12 disc retrospective of Pauline Oliveros early and unreleased electronic work including her very first piece for tape made in 1961. The majority of these pieces have never before been released. Organized chronologically by studio this set not only documents Paulines earliest electronic music but it also functions as an early history of electronic music itself. Extensive liner notes including essays from Pauline Oliveros, Alex Chechile, Ramon Sender, David Bernstein, Corey Arcangel and Benjamin Tinker. This box set is being released in conjunction with Pauline Oliveros 80th birthday celebrations." -Important.

Artist: OLIVEROS, PAULINE
Title: The Wanderer
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"2014 repress now packaged in a 6 panel digipak with heavy-duty stock and a matte finish. The Wanderer is based on a single modal scale (B C# D D# E F# G#) and rhythmic modes based on a meter consisting of 3/4 and 3/8. Part I, "Song," is intended to explore the unique resonant qualities of accordion reeds through long sounds. Subtle variations come about from differences in tuning and air pressure. Part II, "Dance," demonstrates the sharp accenting power of the accordion bellows in a mixture of cross rhythms characteristic of jigs, reels, batucadas, Bulgars, Klezmer forms, Cajun dances, and music of other diverse cultures. The Wanderer was composed in November, 1982 especially for the Springfield Accordion Orchestra, directed by Sam Falcetti. This recording documents The Wanderers world premiere, as it was performed January 27, 1983 at Marymount Manhattan Theatre. The orchestra consists of 20 accordions, two bass accordions, and five percussions, with Pauline Oliveros as soloist, Sam Falcetti conducting. "Horse Sings from Cloud," written in 1975, is one of Oliveros best-known works. Like most of her "Sonic Meditations," it can be performed vocally and/or instrumentally, solo or in collaboration. A solo version of "Horse Sings from Cloud" has been recorded on Accordion & Voice. An early version of the score reads, "Sustain a tone or sound until any desire to change it disappears. When there is no longer any desire to change the tone or sound, then change it." This time, "Horse Sings from Cloud" is performed in ensemble. Joining Pauline Oliveros on bandoneon are Heloise Gold on harmonium, Julia Haines on accordion, and Linda Montano on concertina. This quartet version incorporates the microtonal differences in tuning of the selected instruments, creating shimmering reed sounds somewhat similar to the shimmering of a Balinese gamelan." - Important

Artist: OLIVEROS, PAULINE & CONNIE CROTHERS
Title: Live At The Stone
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Live At The Stone was intended to be Pauline Oliveross tribute to the life and work of pianist Connie Crothers who passed away on August 13, 2016. Sadly, Pauline Oliveros passed away on November 25, 2016. This CD, Paulines memorial for Connie, is now a memorial for both women. Paulines original dedication: "This recording resulted from my one and only performance with Connie Crothers at her invitation during her amazing residency at The Stone in August 2014. I was honored to play with Connie and did not realize that this would be a memorial recording. We have lost an extraordinarily original musician too soon on August 13, 2016. Here is her statement about her week-long residency: I will be performing in every set with these great musicians - from Tuesday, August 19 through Sunday, the 24th. I am very happy about this, especially since every set will be very different from the other sets. Not only are the musicians different, the way they approach improvisation is different. A friend, noting this, said, You like a challenge. I responded, Yes, I thrive from a challenge. That is where the fun is. Thats also where the surprises are, and the joy. I certainly was challenged by the energy and power of Connies performance during our set. Like Connie, I thrive with challenges. The concert felt remarkable and very satisfying for me. I am grateful that Connie had the foresight to arrange for this excellent recording. She was looking forward to this release. May this recording be a tribute to Connie Crothers. Her spirit will always be present in the wonderful community of musicians in New York and around the world and most certainly in my heart." - Important.

Artist: OPALIO, ROBERTO
Title: Chants From Isolated Ghosts
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Roberto Opalio is half of the Italian space duo My Cat Is An Alien. Roberto Opalio is a visual and sound artist from Torino, Italy. His work includes painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, poetry, glass art, film/video, sound installation, and performance. Since 1998, Roberto Opalio acts as musician (together with his brother Maurizio) in the avant-garde improv duo My Cat Is An Alien. His special works of art represent the trademarked style of all the limited art-edition releases issued on their own Opax Records imprint. This aesthetic is described by Opalio as space art. The extra-terrestrial nature of his work claims its ontological status in the act of creating a non-finished, otherworldly dimension - a proper alien dimension." - Important.

Artist: OVERHANG PARTY
Title: Complete Studio Recordings
Format: 4 CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $32.00
"The complete Studio Recordings of OVERHANG PARTIES includes each of their studio albums (each with a bonus track) and their unreleased final recording sessions. While this 4 CD set is sure to please afficianados of Japanese underground rock The biggest surprise, however, will be for the uninitiated who can finally confront the groups emotional depth and stylistic bredth head on. Japans Overhang Party were always one of their countrys most interesting, multifaceted and imaginative musical units, able to weave crawling rhythms and blown out psych feedback into full on rock anthems. Absolutely essential listening for fans of LSD March, Miminokoto, Les Rallizes Denudes, Damon & Naomi/G500, Ghost, PSF/Tokyo Flashback and Japanese underground rock." -Important.

Artist: PADE & JACOB KIRKEGAARD, ELSE MARIE
Title: Svaevninger
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"Gorgeous electronic collaboration between Jacob Kirkegaard and Else Marie Pade. Pressed in an edition of 500 copies. Else Marie Pade (born December 2, 1924 in Aarhus) is a Danish composer. An educated composer, Pade pioneered electronic music and concrete music in Denmark. She knew and worked with Pierre Schaeffer and Karlheinz Stockhausen. Pade was active in the resistance during the Second World War, and was interned at the Fr�slev prison camp from 1944 till the end of the war. An archival collection of Else Marie Pades electronic work will be released on Important in 2013. Jakob Kierkegaard is a Danish artist who explores sound art from a scientific perspective. He has released three solo records and a collaborative work with Phillip Jeck for the esteemed Touch label." - Important
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Artist: PADE, ELSE MARIE
Title: Electronic Works 1958-1995
Format: Triple LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $65.00
2016 re-press. “Pressed on audiophile grade heavy duty vinyl in an edition of 500 copies. Else Marie Pade, born in 1924 in Denmark, is a precious golden gem in the world of contemporary electro-acoustic music. She is a true pioneer of electronic music and musique concrète. Pade is Denmarks first lady of electronic music and her piece "Syv Cirkler (Seven Circles)" became the first electronic piece performed on Danish radio. Pades fascination with sound began in early childhood. Isolated in her bed for long periods due to illness, she began listening and intensively observing the sounds around her. As a teenager being imprisoned for spying on Nazi compounds in Arhus, she had a similar experience of isolation and sharpening her awareness of sound. Once released from prison, she became a piano student at the Royal Danish Conservatory of Music in Copenhagen. When she was introduced to Pierre Schaeffer in 1952, she instead chose to pursue the nuances of her inner sound-world. Shortly after beginning her studies with Schaeffer, she had her first electronic composition premiered in 1958. Else Marie Pades Electronic Works 1958-1995 is a three LP set of Pades most important compositions which was restored, mastered, and cut at Dubplates & Mastering in 2014 in Berlin under the watchful ears of curator Jacob Kirkegaard. These monumental works are presented, for the first time, pressed on audiophile-grade heavy-duty vinyl. Pressed in an edition of 500 copies.” - Important.

"The sounds outside became concrète music, and in the evening I could imagine that the stars and the moon and the sky uttered sounds and those turned into electronic music." --Else Marie Pade.

Artist: PALESTINE & GRUMBLING FUR TIME MACHINE ORCHESTRA, CHARLEMAGNE
Title: ggrrreeebbbaaammmnnnuuuccckkkaaallloooww!!!
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"In 2013, when Daniel OSullivan was invited to curate the sixth installment of Ravenna, Italys Transmissions festival, his first request was for Charlemagne Palestine, the shamanic world-maker, sacred toy emissary, and one-time student of Pandit Pran Nath associated with the New York 60s minimalist scene and known primarily for extended performances with Bösendorfer piano, cathedral organs, and falsetto voice. After Transmissions OSullivan invited Palestine to play a two-night residency at Londons Cafe OTO, the second night of which was a collaboration with Grumbling Fur, the duo of OSullivan and Alexander Tucker. The performance at OTO was a ritualistic union of crystalware, processed strings, live tape manipulations, Indian harmonium, shimmering piano clusters, bleating cattle, a Japanese orgy, disembodied vocal harmony, and rousing choruses often led by sing-a-ma-jigs (singing Fisher-Price toys affectionately referred to as "the singing assholes"). A continuous flow of overtones and plainchant sieved through mutant simulations of processed pulses, orbiting strings, and heliotropic vocal mantras. Following 2013s Glynnaestra and 2014s Preternaturals, both of which The Wire listed in its top avant rock albums of their respective years, this is the first incarnation of the Grumbling Fur alter-ego Time Machine Orchestra, an alias put together to explore extended drone works, improvisation, and automatic composition. Recorded at Cafe OTO and Fur Island and assembled by Grumbling Fur. LP pressed in an edition of 500 copies." - Important.

Artist: PALESTINE, CHARLEMAGNE & GRUMBLING FUR TIME MACHINE ORCHESTRA
Title: Omminggg And Schlomminggg
Format: Double LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $38.00
"Important Records present Omminggg and Schlomminggg, the second release by continuous music pioneer Charlemagne Palestine and Grumbling Fur, consisting of London based multi-disciplinary artists Daniel OSullivan and Alexander Tucker; the Time Machine Orchestra being the extended drone arm of Tucker and OSullivans experimental avant-pop conception. This double LP captures a performance of the trio at Copenhagens illustrious Jazzhouse on November 28th, 2016. The pin-drop acoustic clarity of the venue providing an ideal setting for this mesmeric recital of eternal music. A Grumbling Fur redux/remodel constitutes side four. The signature strumming of Palestines piano augmented by Tucker and OSullivans earthware electronics and processed strings create seamless sonic ripples in a constant state of unfolding. This is perhaps the most demonstrative document of Palestines powerful vocal delivery - an alien hybrid of sacred music drawing deep from the well of the cantorial synagogue and Hindustani classical styles in a bid to channel inter-dimensional beings from ancient cultures. In some respects, this could be thought of as Charlemagne in dub as Grumbling Fur carefully twist and mangle their palette of electrified harp, viola, bowed mandolin, percussion, tapes, and voice transformers through chains of loopers, resulting in a slowly dilating vapor. A unique document of portal opening music that defies time and space. Gatefold sleeve art by Alexander Tucker; Inside art by Daniel OSullivan. Assembled and mixed by Grumbling Fur; Mixed at OSullivans Dream Lion Studio; Cut by Matt Colton, Alchemy Mastering." - Important.

Artist: PITRE, DUANE
Title: Bayou Electric
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $28.00
“Edition of 500. Bayou Electric is the final installment in an unplanned trilogy, with Feel Free (IMPREC 349CD, 2012) and Bridges (IMPREC 390CD/LP, 2013) making up the first and second installments in the series, respectively. All three works share similar characteristics, compositional processes, alternate tuning schemes, instrumentation, and a certain ethos that the composer views as cohesive whole. There is a progression toward refinement over the course of this trilogy, in the overall sound of the albums and in their dependence on other musicians to realize them (each less dependent than its predecessor). Bayou Electric, which contains a single, calming, and cathartic composition (of the same title), brings this cycle to a gentle and unhurried finale. Pitre captured the field recording utilized in Bayou Electric on a late night in August, 2010, at the edge of Four Mile Bayou, Louisiana, which has been in Pitres family since January 14, 1922. Upon listening to what hed captured, Pitre became enthralled by the fabric of sound that the wildlife on this waterway had created. It evoked many feelings, reminded him that his ancestors had lived among these same sounds and walked the same land, and created a powerful connection and a sense of timelessness. Pitre was set on finding a way to use this field recording in his music, but wanted to do so without simply adding it to a composition as just another layer of sound or by molding it (via processing) into something easier to work with. Instead, Pitre decided to start with the unaltered field recording and build the instrumentation around it, in a highly sympathetic manner, with the musical portion becoming accompaniment to the sounds of this remote land. This was the catalyst of Bayou Electric and of primary importance to him, as a way to artistically connect to his Cajun heritage. For synthesizers; sine tones; amplified violin, viola, and cello; field recording; and custom software. Written, recorded, reconfigured, and mixed from July through October of 2014 in New Orleans.” - Important.

Artist: PITRE, DUANE
Title: Feel Free: Live at Cafe OTO
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Beautiful ensemble performance of Duane Pitres Feel Free, including James Blackshaw on hammered dulcimer. LP pressed in an audiophile grade edition of 1000 copies. Shortly after the release of Pitres Feel Free, the composer set out for a 2012 solo tour in select European cities. To start off this tour he staged an ensemble performance of Feel Free, at Londons renowned Cafe OTO. For his ensemble, Pitre chose to utilize only one veteran of a Feel Free performance (Jesse Sparhawk) and for the remainder of the group he used English musicians whod not played the composition prior. The resulting performance sees Feel Free taking new shapes and producing different energies than the studio recording." - Important.

Artist: PITRELEH
Title: Pitreleh
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Full length collaboration from Duane Pitre and Eleh. Pitreleh use high resolution analog and digital tools to create music utilizing natural vibrations and harmonics as rhythm and melody. Inspiration is drawn directly from vibrational waves (sound, gravity, water). The electronics, of which both pieces are constructed, are tuned using pure intonation which utilizes prime numbers: 1-3-5-7. The debut live performance of Pitreleh was recently presented at the Issue Project Room in Brooklyn as well as the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland." - Important.

Artist: RABE, FOLKE
Title: What??
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"What?? is a focused and grounding work produced by Swedish composer Folke Rabe in 1967. From his interest in sound phenomena and harmonics Rabe was able to make one of the most deep, moving pieces of sustained sound generated in this formative era of minimalist electronic composition. Initially reissued on Dexters Cigar in 1997 and now available on Important with expanded packaging including archival materials furnished by the composer. Amplified infinity." - Important. "My interest in the makeup of various sound phenomena began many years ago. The basic physical preconditions were familiar to me, but I wanted to experience the components of the sound with my hearing. I attempted to hear into the different sounds in order to grasp the components that made them up. I experienced how the overtones in a tone sounding on the piano change slowly as they die away. I also attempted to grasp the brittle arpeggio of formants that arises when a vowel is slowly changed at a particular pitch. I also tried, as far as possible, to train my hearing to tease out the complex processes that occur at the origin of sound... About 85% of the material is made up of electronically generated tones, which however are never present in their static, original form. Each partial has been specially treated in itself, which can at times yield a very rich result. What?? was created in the late summer of 1967, and was realized by me in the electronic studio of the Swedish Radio. The piece was presented for the first time in the same year as part of a collective evening performance (Signery) in the Stockholm Radio Hall by Jan Bark, Bo Anders Persson and myself." - Folke Rabe.

Artist: RADIGUE, ELIANE
Title: Adnos I-III
Format: Triple CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $37.00
"Eliane Radigues Adnos trilogy was composed between 1973 and 1980 and is among her finest compositions. Adnos is a deeply meditative work of infinite depth and sensitivity; one of the high points of modern minimal electronic composition. Packaged in a heavy duty 3CD jacket much like the recent Eleh releases and containing extensive archival materials." -Important.
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Artist: RADIGUE, ELIANE
Title: Transamorem - Transmortem
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Transamorem - Transmortem was premiered on March 9, 1974 at The Kitchen in NYC, where the music programmer at the time was Rhys Chatham - this was right before his guitar phase. During this period, Transamorem - Transmortem was presented along with other compositions by Eliane Radigue in a linear mode of listening, although the piece had originally been conceived, during its composition, as a sound installation. Of course, both modes of listening are possible, and each works marvelously in its own way." - Important.
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Artist: RADIGUE, ELIANE
Title: Triptych
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
2009 release. "Back to music after three years of silence... On the suggestion of Robert Ashley, Douglas Dunn commissioned this piece from Éliane Radigue for choreography. Only the first part of Triptych was staged at the premiere at the Dancehall/Theatre of Nancy on February 27 1978. Recorded in the composers studio in Paris. After the premiere of Adnos I (IMPREC 028CD) in San Francisco in 1974, a group of French students introduced Éliane Radigue to Tibetan Buddhism. When she returned to Paris, she began to explore this spirituality in depth, which slowed her musical production up until 1978. Triptych marks her return to composition, and draws its inspiration from the spirit of the fundamental elements, water, air, fire, earth... Éliane Radigue likes to add that this has often been useful to her in her moments of research and transitions. This three-part composition, with its great humility and contemplative simplicity, heralded a new period of work and was the first in a series of masterpieces inspired by Tibetan Buddhism: Adnos II (1980); Adnos III (1981) [both included on IMPREC 028CD]; Songs of Milarepa (1983), with the voices of Lama Kunga Rinpoche and Robert Ashley; Jetsun Mila (1986); as well as the Triologie de la Mort (XI 119CD): Kyema (1988), Kailasha (1991), and Koumé (1993). Archival images included in the accompanying booklet." - Manu Holterbach.

Artist: RADIGUE, ELIANE
Title: Vice-Versa, Etc...
Format: Double CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Includes liner notes & archival photographs. 1970 was an important year in Eliane Radigues musical life since it was the year just before she acquired her ARP 2500 synthesizer. Since 1967, she had been using the feedback as a material; feedback from two tape recorders reworked through intensive studio techniques: slowing down, alteration, superimposition, montage. In 1970, the last year she dedicated to feedback, several milestone pieces saw the light of day: Omnht, a wonderful sound installation for three out-of-phase tape loops and wall-mounted loudspeakers; the theoretical setting ofLabyrinthe Sonore (eventually premiered at Mills College in 1998 in collaboration with Pauline Oliveros, Maggie Payne and William Winant, amongst others);Opus 17, one of her first compositions in fixed duration (according to Rhys Chatham, a decisive piece that would change his own compositional career); andVice-Versa, etc..., which appears to be her very last feedback loop composition. Vice-Versa, etc... was conceived as a sound installation setting similar toS=a=b=a+b. A single magnetic tape can be played at any speed, a stereo tape of which allows three playings: left channel alone, right channel alone, left and right channels together. These different channels can be overlapped/crossed over as much as possible, at any speed. Thus the piece reveals itself in its whole dimension, its infinite grace. In its content, the piece is the most minimal that Eliane Radigue has ever composed. Feedback is horizontally sustained, time is suspended, vibrating with organic and subtle pulsations. The fastest playthrough, in just 242", weaves a graceful continuum of uncanny depth, somewhere between the sonority of feedback and a glass harmonica. Played slowly, at 1341", it takes us into an universe of low frequency vibrations felt as much by the guts, the ribcage and the whole body as by the eardrum: the signature sound of Eliane Radigue. Between these two extremes, many delicate shadings/variations appear simply through speed modulation. What is striking about this work, which may arguably be one of Radigues most important compositions, is the extraordinary quality of the tones obtained from such a rudimentary material. It is hard to believe that the composer was yet to begin working on her ARP, since the sonorities heard on Vice-Versa, etc... are surprisingly similar to those she would go on to produce with her synthesizer. Vice-Versa, etc... is a minimal work which possesses an infinity of possible variations, a secret object containing the seeds of the oeuvre to come, and a discreet turning point linking the composers two important working phases, an extremely subtle cross-fade between her feedback loop period to her ARP period. Originally, only ten signed and numbered copies of this little boxset containing a magnetic tape and a handwritten note were released -- needless to say this is a work that has been nearly forgotten! We have decided to reissue this object as a double CD, with the tape played respectively forwards and backwards, at four different speeds, corresponding to the standards of the tape recorders of the time. This will allow dedicated listeners to experiment with simultaneous playback of the works different versions, recreating the conditions of the original installation. For lazier listeners, a simple playthrough provides complete satisfaction, a listening experience that loses itself in the ineffable and discreet beauty of these four variations." - Important.
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Artist: RADIGUE/PAULINE OLIVEROS/YOSHI WADA/SUN CIRCLE, ELIANE
Title: Attention Patterns
Format: Double LP/Book
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $36.00
"Attention Patterns is a 2 LP set featuring new and archival compositions by Pauline Oliveros, Eliane Radigue, Yoshi Wada and Sun Circle, as well as a 48-page booklet containing interviews with the composers and related texts. This release brings together composers with shared affinities for long, slowly unfolding durations and unconventional, harmonic approaches to tuning. Each has contributed a full LP side to the compilation. Edition of 600. Pauline Oliveros Horse Sings from Cloud (Encore) is a live performance from 1977 that finds her at her most distilled, performing alone with her justly tuned accordion and voice. Eliane Radigues electronic work Biogenesis, from 1973, uses her ARP synthesizer and recordings of human heartbeats as its main constituents and is the only piece included on the LPs that has been previously released. Sound artist and instrument builder, Yoshi Wada, appears with Reed Modulations, a new work for harmonium, audio generators and bagpipe, made in collaboration with his son, Tashi Wada. Greg Davis and Zach Wallace, better known as Sun Circle, have contributed For Yoshi Wada, an ecstatic and fitting tribute with its oddly tuned free reed drones and percussion. The accompanying booklet includes several of Oliveros Sonic Meditations -- verbal scores that formed the basis for her concept of Deep Listening -- and interviews with Radigue, Wada, and Sun Circle, as well as an in-depth article on collaborating with Radigue by cellist Charles Curtis. Attention Patterns was compiled by Che Chen (whose other outings as anthologist have included the no longer extant, O Sirhan, O Sirhan, a zine that counted Henry Flynt, Bruce McClure, Sir Richard Bishop, Sublime Frequencies, Jessica Rylan, Animal Collective, Deerhoof, Jorge Boehringer and others among its featured) and is a co-release between his new imprint, Black Pollen Press, and Important Records. Two LPs, 48-page booklet, letter-pressed sleeves." - Important.
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Artist: RANALDO, LEE
Title: Vancouver Ambients 1-4
Format: 7"
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"The sixth installment in Important Records Arts & Crafts series is this 7" from Sonic Youths Lee Ranaldo, recorded with Alan Licht on guitar, Christian Marclay on turntables and William Hooker on drums. Pressed on clear vinyl and packaged with a screen print designed and signed by Ranaldo, this release is limited to 500 copies." - Important.
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Artist: ROBEDOOR
Title: Burners
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Limited edition of 500 copies. Mastered by James Plotkin. Recorded and mixed from April-September of 09 at the same East L.A. hillside studio (Green Machine) where Raiders was tracked. The goal with Burners was to make a record fusing the recent-ish song-based structures of Raiders and the Pagan Drugs 7" into some of the older-style Robedoor drone-sprawl architectures. All songs were written/sculpted over the course of constant live shows (Burning Man in particular was an 09 live staple)." - Important.

Artist: RYLAN, JESSICA
Title: Interior Designs
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $13.50
"Jessica Rylan (you may know her better as Cant) is finally releasing her first officially published instrumental work for synthesizer. Titled Interior Designs, these compositions are more classic in nature than her work as Cant. Inspired by Pauline Oliveros, Eliane Radigue, Iannis Xenakis and especially Thomas Lehn, Rylan confidently takes her place among these monumental artists with this collection of strikingly original pieces recorded on a Serge Modular as well as analog synthesizers Rylan built herself." - Important.

Artist: SCHNITZLER, CONRAD
Title: Trigger Trilogy
Format: 3CD Box Set
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $27.00
"Nice box of great-sounding unreleased recordings from Schnitzlers vault. No recordings dates or additional information is included, but this is "cold, electronic sound" at its best."-FE. "Trigger Trilogy consists of three discs each selected from hundreds of hours of Schnitzlers private recordings. Each represents one of the few unique approaches that Schnitzler takes to recording, each uniquely identified and defined by Schnitzler. Within each of these recordings one can hear how Schnitzler influenced a generation of artists not only in Germany but in the world around and how hes brought those sounds into the modern day. Its also apparent in these recordings that Schnitzler is thoughtful and enlightened, a total pioneer floating freely in a world of sound. Trigger One consists of what Schnitzler calls his Solo Voices or Solo Electronics. This particular recording happens to be rhythmically-based electronic work. Recognizing that in traditional music the melodic line is subordinate to the ensemble leaving it no true impression of its own, Schnitzler has liberated the solo voice in his own music and given it its own vocation as noise, tone and sound. Trigger Two is what Schnitzler refers to as Free Concert Mix Solos. Trigger Three, the final disc in the Trigger Trilogy, is a Con-Cert. "-Important.

Artist: SKULL DEFEKTS, THE
Title: Waving
Format: 7"
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Limited edition of 300. Screen printed heavy duty jackets. The Skull Defekts is a band from Sweden in the very north of Europe. Their intense, monotonous, rhythmic and sexual out rock has since their start in early 2005 been spreading energies of various kinds to welcoming audiences and listeners. The DFX have also been exploring worlds of noise, the drone and psychedelic electronics on waves on releases for labels like Riot Season, iDEAL, Release The Bats and Conspiracy Records." -Important

Artist: SKULL DEFEKTS/THE SONS OF GOD/CM VON HASSWOLFF, THE
Title: Descending The Silver River Of The DFX
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Swedish drone/ritual rock group The Skull Defekts is back with a new limited edition vinyl LP. 500 copies pressed. Cover by Fredrik Söderberg. This time, we are dealing with two unique collaborations. The first one is a live recording from Fylkingen, Stockholm where The Skull Defekts met oscillator master CM von Hausswolff in a deep drone meeting. The second one is a studio recording together with the infamous performance and noise duo The Sons of God, Kent Tankred and Leif Elggren." -Important.

Artist: SMEGMA
Title: 33 1/3
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $14.50
This vinyl edition of 33 1/3 is limited to 1000 copies on black, red, red/black split and red & black splatter vinyl. Includes a bonus track only available on the vinyl version. "33 1/3 is Smegmas tribute to their 20th century avant-garde and out-jazz influences. The title is one part reference to the happy revival of passionate vinyl listening in the 21st century and one part celebration of their long hard slog of 33 1/3 years of being one of the most free thinking and original American underground groups. Their focus, ideas and determination has brought them through more than three decades and to this day they remain unparalleled, original and highly influential. 33 1/3 is enhanced with live videos of Happy Holidays live at End Times Festival (with Spencer Yeh and Twig Harper) as well as Grubsteak live at the Three Million Tongues festival in Chicago. Smegma. Seriously. Theyve been at it for so long now that you cant really even say they sound like anyone else. You can only say that others sound like them. Theyre all here on 33 1/3: Oblivia, Ju Suk Reet Meate, Burned Mind, Conroy, Dr. Id. The core group drumming up their influences and pulling off another burning album of magnificent proportions. While Smegma has never really fit in anywhere their influence on the modern avant garde and improvised noise scene is absolutely undeniable. However, its essential to remember that Smegma has never been noise for noises sake. While theyve had two feet firmly planted in avant-garde & free jazz, one must not forget their rock roots as well. For this reason alone theyre bound to not fit in anywhere. Influences aside, no matter how much everyone else sounds like Smegma, you can bet that Smegma is always going to sound like nobody else. Nobody else channels so much energy, effort, influence or sound into their work. They may just be the greatest American band. Ever." - Important. CD also available.
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Artist: SMEGMA
Title: 33 1/3 (Artist Edition)
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
2010 release. A handful of copies from the edition of 33 with band-made, handmade covers. “33 1/3 is Smegmas tribute to their 20th century avant-garde and out-jazz influences. The title is one part reference to the happy revival of passionate vinyl listening in the 21st century and one part celebration of their long hard slog of 33 1/3 years of being one of the most free thinking and original American underground groups. Their focus, ideas and determination has brought them through more than three decades and to this day they remain unparalleled, original and highly influential. 33 1/3 is enhanced with live videos of Happy Holidays live at End Times Festival (with Spencer Yeh and Twig Harper) as well as Grubsteak live at the Three Million Tongues festival in Chicago. Smegma. Seriously. Theyve been at it for so long now that you cant really even say they sound like anyone else. You can only say that others sound like them. Theyre all here on 33 1/3: Oblivia, Ju Suk Reet Meate, Burned Mind, Conroy, Dr. Id. The core group drumming up their influences and pulling off another burning album of magnificent proportions. While Smegma has never really fit in anywhere their influence on the modern avant garde and improvised noise scene is absolutely undeniable. However, its essential to remember that Smegma has never been noise for noises sake. While theyve had two feet firmly planted in avant-garde & free jazz one must not forget their rock roots as well. For this reason alone theyre bound to not fit in anywhere. Influences aside, not matter how much everyone else sounds like Smegma, you can bet that Smegma is always going to sound like nobody else. Nobody else channels so much energy, effort, influence or sound into their work. They may just be the greatest American band. Ever.” - Important.
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Artist: SMEGMA
Title: Mirage
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"With Mirage on Important Records, Smegma again does the impossible. 38 years after reinventing the musical wheel, they have recorded a stunning masterpiece. With four of the original members working together again for the first time in many years, together with many new collaborators, they have kept alive their unique brand of old school primitive, avant/garage music. Running the gamut from the music concrete inspired subtlety, the bombastic mood of the title track, world of my owns frenzied noise/funk jams, that morph past rockn [Eno/Roxy Music era] garage band, before finally slipping into a primitive meditation involving silly voices, toys, record players and such. On the other hand F-85 Turbo Rocket blasts strait to psycho rockabilly heaven and is over before it all sinks in. Also worth mentioning, with its timeless creepy beauty, the front cover drawing/collage sets the stage for this strange journey. Several of the tracks were recorded live at a Smegma House Party in Portland September 2009. LP version includes an exclusive "spontaneous jam." - Mirage.

Artist: SUISHOU NO FUNE
Title: The Shining Star
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Suishou No Fune [soo-ee-sho no foo-nay] was formed in 1999 by guitarists Pirako Kurenai and Kageo. They were quickly acknowledged in Japan for their unique take on Japanese psychedelic traditions but it wasnt until their inclusion on PSFs Tokyo Flashback Volume 5 that their international prominence began to grow. Heavy lyrical emotion transcends linguistic barriers and Pirakos blown-out fuzzy free-dream guitar work is an alternate universe psychedelic Japanese shoegaze. They are a forest at night drenched in echoing reverb and soaked with deeply spiritual/emotional melodies. Awash in waves of fuzz, Suishou No Funes control of detail amidst chaos and heavy emotions is their deepest asset. Heres to the past. Heres to the future. Somewhere between Fushitsusha and Windy & Carl, there is Suishou No Fune." - Important Records

Artist: TAU EMERALD
Title: Travellers Two
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Travellers Two is a full length recording from the duo of Tara Burke (Fursaxa) and Sharron Kraus. Together Kraus & Burke create an ethereal record of dark-folk magic. Tara Burke and Sharron Kraus were due to travel to Finland together for a week but missed the flight, so instead they decided to spend the week recording together and Travellers Two is the result. The time was spent out in the fields, visiting burial mounds, and then coming back to Sharrons home studio to work. They had played previously together and done some recording but this is the first time an album was conceived."- Important

Artist: TECUMSEH
Title: Avalanche and Inundation
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Formed in 2004, Tecumseh creates drone metal of the heaviest variety although with more forward movement than some of their peers and with the addition of cold electronic hiss. Using two basses, electronics, percussion and guitar, Tecumseh wrap themselves and their listeners in a warm sonic meditative slow motion blanket woven from their skilled use of sound and space. Avalanche And Inundation was recorded in the winter of 2008 with Jeremy Romagna (Yellow Swans, Trees, Silentist). This is the perfect metallic drifting off music, almost like theyve discovered some new genre, sludge-ambient, doom-age, whatever you decide to call it, its pretty amazing, and fans of all things slow motion, downtuned and yes, heavy will dig this big time, --Aquarius.

Artist: TECUMSEH
Title: Avalanche and Inundation
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Formed in 2004, Tecumseh creates drone metal of the heaviest variety although with more forward movement than some of their peers and with the addition of cold electronic hiss. Using two basses, electronics, percussion and guitar, Tecumseh wrap themselves and their listeners in a warm sonic meditative slow motion blanket woven from their skilled use of sound and space. Avalanche And Inundation was recorded in the winter of 2008 with Jeremy Romagna (Yellow Swans, Trees, Silentist). This is the perfect metallic drifting off music, almost like theyve discovered some new genre, sludge-ambient, doom-age, whatever you decide to call it, its pretty amazing, and fans of all things slow motion, downtuned and yes, heavy will dig this big time." -Aquarius "The LP version of Tecumsehs Avalanche And Inundation is pressed in an edition of 500 copies. Heavy drone/heavy meditation. Be inside the sounds." -Important

Artist: THUJA
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"This is a limited edition of 500 copies on LP. Improvisational Bay Area quartet Thuja create aural landscapes that capture the reverberations of wood and wire, the sounds of breaking sticks and scraping stones, and the ambience of their surroundings into a shifting, dynamic musical framework. The members of Thuja play off each other and the space they inhabit with a natural instinct, succeeding in conjuring spectral compositions which are at once abstract yet inviting. For this self-titled release, their sixth full-length and first for Important Records, Thuja have assembled recordings from various live performance spaces (the Hemlock, the Oaklandish Gallery, Pehr Space, Kains Greenhouse) and have welcomed a variety of guests into the fold to help assist and expand their microscopic psychedelia toward a new plateau. After eight years, the semi-annual gathering of the members of Thuja is almost traditional, but new clearings are still to be discovered in its thickets of sound. This self-titled release is yet another essential artifact from Thujas ongoing explorations."- Important
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Artist: TIETCHENS, ASMUS/KOUHEI MATSUNAGA
Title: Split
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Limited edition split 12" curated by Kouhei Matsunaga. Side A features two new tracks from the legendary German sound artist Asmus Tietchens. Side B features two new pieces from Kouhei Matsunaga. 500 copies. First 100 copies are on color vinyl. Important released some highly praised records with Kouhei Matsunaga including a collaborative CD with Sean Booth (Autechre) and Mika Vainio (Pan Sonic), a split LP with Mika Vainio and a full length CD of his own solo work. The breath and quality of Kouheis work was apparent across these three releases and his compositions for this split LP serve to create connections between his beat based work and his more abstract soundscapes. Kouheis most recent solo work was just released by Skam. Asmus Tietchens contributions to contemporary electronic music is immense. The two pieces making up his side of the record have been sculpted from stochastic sequences of pure sine waves as well as guitar samples given to him by Dirk Serries (Fear Falls Burning) not for the purpose of collaboration but for processing purposes. Sonic events orchestrated by a sonic master." - Important.

Artist: TOTAL LIFE
Title: Radiator
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Beautiful new work from Kevin Doria (Growing). Radiators companion piece, titled Burner. Deluxe LP edition housed in thick screen printed jackets and pressed in an edition of 500. Recorded and mixed at home in the winter of 2012, Radiator represents the first proper full length release by Total Life for Important Records. Radiator is inspired by standing on the gas and pushing forward by any means necessary in a fog of high volume and hazy memories, true love and terminal velocity. Intended for high volume playback. Kevin Doria plays the Endangered Audio Research AD4096 analog delay pedal modulated and tweaked by the GRIZLA Gristleizer through Ampeg Amplification as loud as possible with the aid of Ninkasi Brewing Company India Pale Ales." -Important.

Artist: V/A
Title: New Songs of the Humpback Whale
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"New Songs of the Humpback Whale is a comprehensive investigation into the form and meaning of whale song with graphic visualizations from infographic designer Michael Deal. Liner notes and song selection by artist, scientist, author, and philosopher David Rothenberg. What album was so important that ten million copies of it needed to be pressed at once? Songs of the Humpback Whale, which National Geographic included with every copy of its January 1979 issue, distributed in 25 languages. No human pop star has ever received such magnanimous treatment, so what is it that is so special about the song of the humpback whale? Well, for one, humans knew nothing of this fabulous sound until the US Navy released its classified recordings at the end of the 1960s, at the very moment the world was most poised to listen to the unknown, the psychedelic, and the trippiest of sounds. Humpback whale song fit the bill perfectly. From high wails to deep growls to rhythmic scratches to tearful moans, it encompasses the full range of emotions in the longest song performed by any animal, a tune that can go on for nearly 24 hours at a time. The stereotypical long moan of whale song is only one note in a complex composition, with distinct phrases, repetition, structure, organization, shape, and form akin to many kinds of human music. This is no random outburst of cries and whispers, but a song with power, verve, identity, and design. New Songs of the Humpback Whale aims to gather the best recordings since 1990 by scientists and whale-listeners the globe over, offering a chance to assess what has happened to whale song since 1979. Infographic designer Michael Deal has designed colorful glyphs based on sonograms familiar to sound scientists, making the structure of this grand underwater music easier to understand than ever before. Though humpback whale song did not evolve for humans to appreciate, it may be no accident that humans do. Upon hearing the great song for the first time, whale scientist Roger Payne said he heard the size of the ocean, "as if I had walked into a dark cave to hear wave after wave of echoes cascading back from the darkness beyond ... Thats what whales do, give the ocean its voice." Includes recordings by made by Salvatore Cerchio near Madagascar in 1990, Olivier Adam near Madagascar in 2007, Glenn Edney near Tonga in 2008, and David Rothenberg near Maui in 2007 and 2010." - Important.

Artist: VAN WISSEM, JOZEF
Title: Ex Patris
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Limited to 500 copies. The title Ex Patris (From The Fathers) plays on the idiomatic baroque lute compositions presented here which emulate the classical repertoire. It also refers to this almost forgotten instrument, which was passed on by the fathers. The aim is to bring back and liberate the lute. The four compositions on Ex Patris form a circular narrative of interlocking repetitive melodic series. The follow up to Important release It Is All That Is Made kicks off with the pro apocalyptic track The Day is Coming. Amor Fati (Love Is A Religion) channels a deep interest in both love for religion and religious belief in love. Multiple palindromes are juxtaposed and linger. Son of Dawn consists of mirrored lute harmonics that serve as an intro to the 13 minute elegiac After The Fire Has Devoured All It Will Consume Itself. The piece builds and releases tension and puts layer upon layer of ecstatic melody. At the end even the work itself gets devoured but it remains eternal, with no potential beginning and without end." -Important

Artist: VANISHING VOICE
Title: Nordic Visions
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $13.50
"Nordic Visions was originally released in a tiny vinyl edition of 525 copies which sold out immediately. Here it is by demand, resurrected as a digital tiki for the original vinyl release. While Wooden Wand and Satya Sai jammed with the Sky High Band in beautiful California, the Vanishing Voice dug in deep in the frozen Northeast. Snowed in with utopian texts and mounting paranoia, Steven The Harvester, Heidi White Diamond Diehl, and Pete Wolfy Nolan joined Nonhorse in an abandoned textile factory, boiling out these ballads of suspended disbelief and hope for the better world." - Important. Vinyl and original hand-packaged CDR still available.

Artist: VANISHING VOICE
Title: Stone Tablet
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $12.00

Artist: VANISHING VOICE
Title: Stone Tablet
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $16.50

Artist: VIBRACATHEDRAL ORCHESTRA
Title: Tuning to the Rooster
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"So far the first and only record ever made by The Vibracathedral Orchestra using a 24-track mixing board. Typically the group records on 2 tracks despite the fact that their eccentric and complexly arranged sound practically requires 24 tracks." - FE. "This is music as a shamanic aid, made as much for the players themselves as for the listeners. But as Im writing from the listening perspective, I have to inform yall that this is music to get you there. Every track sounds as though it has always just been there, its just you aint quite tuned into its peculiar frequency until now. The 12-and-a-half minute Wearing Clothes of Ash is like a piano-led Paradieswarts Duul-period drone-a-thon with John Cale and Terry Riley guesting on viola and keys. Following this, the sublime Baptism Bar Blues is proof positive that they can rock the riot house with pure adrenaline rush when the decision is made. Indeed, this track is magnificent and should be available to the masses free or in pill form." - Julian Cope.

Artist: YEH & PAUL FLAHERTY W/ GREG KELLEY, C. SPENCER
Title: New York Nuts and Boston Beans
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Violinist/vocalist C Spencer Yeh & unrivaled saxophone elder-titan Paul Flaherty team up without the assistance of acclaimed drummer Chris Corsano for the first time. Along for the jamz is bonkers Boston trumpeter Greg Kelley. After performing numerous times and honing a distinct group dynamic as a trio over many years with celebrated percussionist Chris Corsano, Yeh and Flaherty decided to try it out one-on-one. The record comprises of the best from two live sets from a short duo tour in the Northeast -- at the celebrated venue Issue Project Room in Brooklyn, and Nom DArtiste in Boston. With minimal editing, this is the sound of two people tearing at the limits of their instruments, these iconic configurations of metal and wood; hurling their respective accumulated life experience into one another, exposed and raw. The duo is likely one of the most dangerous configurations for people to interact within, musical or otherwise. Greg Kelley on trumpet is added to the mix and the results mutate into an even more mysterious form -- the trumpet is indistinguishable from the vocals; the saxophone creaks so the voice doesnt have to." -Important

Artist: ZURICH
Title: Zurich
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Limited edition of 500 copies pressed at RTI and packaged in heavy duty jackets screen printed at Monoroid. Featuring members Tony Wilson (Knives ov Resistance), Neil Halstead (Slowdive/Mojave 3), & Sarah Peacock (Seefeel). Zurich began as a 1994 musical partnership between Neil Halstead then of Slowdive and Tony F. Wilson. The two recorded a handful of tracks together at a time when Wilson was co-promoting and DJing at the club/live night Quirky in South London where he booked acts including Pan Sonic, Hafler Trio and Autechre. Halstead was shortly to begin work on Slowdives final and most experimental album, Pygmalion. Recorded at a time when the popularity of ambient techno was at its peak, these recordings are remarkably austere by comparison. Whilst A Harsh Truth displays the Oriental gracefulness of a Sakamoto/Sylvian collaboration, Tzarists gothic industrialism shares more in common with the early works of Coil. Following the release of Pygmalion and Creation letting go of Slowdive, Halstead would disband Slowdive and abandon sound experimentation to create more song-based material in Mojave 3. Shortly thereafter, Wilson began collaborating with drum & bass producer and engineer Joe Gray on more rhythm based, yet still atmospheric productions. Too Scared to Breath features the voice of Seefeels Sarah Peacock and sounds not unlike prime Autechre and Aphex. Militia (Dynamic Warfare) on the other hand mirrors the post-metal dub of Techno Animal and Scorn. All of the recordings were lost until very recently when Touch recording artist Mark Van Hoen found the two tracks on old CD-Rs and cassettes he was given by Wilson. Wilson produced and recorded in the Knives ov Resistance project for the Aurora Borealis label and is currently working on a project with Ted Parson (Swans/Prong)." -Important

Artist: BLIND DEAD
Title: Demo
Format: 7"
Label: Impostor Complex
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"From the greyest-blackest sludge of HELL: comes BLIND DEAD: raw primitive disgusting DEATH METAL= slobbering /clobbering -flailing horrid- creature in a quagmire crushing sound EVER to crawl at midnight to feast in the cold midwest. Ever wondered what Goya was jammin in his headphones when he painted "Saturn Devouring His Son"? THIS:BLIND DEAD: LOUD. Heavy and gross as bench pressing a swamp of diseased cattle. EVIL. HORRID. A HUGE EXPANSION IN THE OPPOSITION TO THE IMPOSTOR. As requested: no Xians were present during the pressing of this and no hands were washed for WEEKS. 
Repress of rare Demo tape on Deer Healer. Colored Wax, pro pressed sleeves & insert: one time edition of 200, numbered. Features members of Dry-Rot, Herds, Threatener and Rival Mob. 
SOUND HAS NEVER BEEN MORE DISGUSTED & ASSAULTIVE AGAINST ITSELF: BLINDED BY FILTH. 
BIG HAILS TO: Mike Priehs, Matthew Billings and Todd Emmert on helping this unholy project. 
MORE DEATH METAL SOON ON THE IMPOSTOR" - Impostor Complex.

Artist: COLTRANE, ALICE
Title: Journey In Satchidananda
Format: LP
Label: Impulse!
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
2017 repress. Exact repro. 180 gram virgin vinyl. "Originally issued in 1971. Recorded at the Coltrane home studio, Dix Hills, New York on November 8, 1970. Alice Coltrane (harp, piano); Pharoah Sanders (soprano saxophone, perc); Charlie Haden (bass); Rashied Ali (drums); Cecil McBee (bass); Vishnu Wood (oud); Tulsi (tamboura); Majid Shabazz (bells, tambourine). "Swamiji is the first example I have seen in recent years of Universal Love or God in action. He expresses an impersonal love, which encompasses thousands of people. Anyone listening to this selection should try to envision himself floating on an ocean of Satchidanandajis love, which is literally carrying countless devotees across the vicissitudes and stormy blasts of life to the other shore. Satchidananda means knowledge, existence, bliss." - Alice Coltrane.

Artist: NOISE-MAKERS FIFES
Title: Legnica
Format: CDR
Label: Impulsy Stetoskopu
Country: Poland
Price: $14.00
"Belgian audio/visual project founded in 1990 by Geert Feytons and Timo van Luijk. In 1993 Greg Jacobs joined the group and sound engineer Eric Faes became a regular member until 98. In 1996 Timo van Luijk moved to the background to concentrate on his personal musical work and Marc Wroblewski appeared in the fixed NMF line-up. The sounds for their compositions were generated by various selfmade instruments, the most extraordinary being stumps & trunks from dead trees. They composed music for various films, installations, theatre & dance-performances. With the death of Geert Feytons in 2006, the other members decided to stop performing and playing under the NMF banner. Greg Jacobs, Marc Wroblewski and Timo Van Luyk re-united as Onde." - Discogs. Timo Van Lujk: "Born in Finland, but living in Belgium, Timo has been an active participant in experimental sound activities in his current home. Originally a member of Noise-Makers Fifes, he later split off and started his own solo project, Af Ursin. In recent years he also been active collaborating with others such as Raymond Dijkstra (in the duo Asra), Kris Vanderstraeten, and Christoph Heemann (in the duo In Camera (2)). Though his music has appeared on several labels, he also has his own label, La Scie Dorée." - Discogs. Limited edition of 120 numbered copies wrapped in aluminum foil. Recorded Oct 5, 1997, in Poland.

Artist: XX COMMITTEE
Title: Network
Format: CD
Label: Impulsy Stetoskopu
Country: Poland
Price: $16.50
"the twenty committee was my project with chris scarpino; it ran from 1981-1985. network was my first lp release and the first classic of my long career. it was the second xx committee release following a cassette, steel negro music, on arph records. network was originally supposed to appear on charles balls lust/unlust label but it went bust (unbust). luckily, a couple of weeks after we heard the terrible, terrible news, thermidor records got in touch and ended up releasing the lp. our idea was simple one. we wanted to strip industrial music, which we both enjoyed, of all of its rock moves and create a music that sounded like idealized heavy industrial machinery. we thought the repetition of our music, as well as the sound, was a radical critique of the exploitive nature of work under consumer-capitalism. we wanted to make machine-like anthems of negativity, but like the sound of heavy machinery, with a stark and powerful beauty. thats what we thought, anyway. the record sank without a trace. chris got disillusioned over the actual opportunity to make good art and make a living and went into engineering. ive stayed the course. it seems like he may have been right. at any rate, this is a nicely done and fully authorized re-issue by the polish label impulsy stetoskopu. numbered edition of 250 copies, well mastered from the lp. nice digipak reproduction of the cover with photos on the inside." - Scott Foust (Story Of Failure, Idea Fire Company, Tart, Shadow Ring, Pickle Factory, Anschluss, Swill Radio, etc..). ⿿25th anniverary⿝ edition of the 1983 LP originally released on Joe Carduccis legendary Thermidor label.

Artist: AFTERNOON PENIS
Title: I Want You To Write
Format: Cass
Label: Imvated
Country: Belgium
Price: $11.00
"Nate from MOUTHUS / RELIGIOUS KNIVES. this cassette is a two sided scenario. side a is the seeker, about to discover a new path. side b is the thinker, about to interact with new information. this is the smoked-out entity of an encounter. this is a long moment of contemplation in the SHADOWZONE." - Imvated

Artist: ALGEBRASSIERE
Title: Bip Malentendu
Format: CDR
Label: Imvated
Country: Belgium
Price: $12.00
"very christian rock. with members of AM SALAD etc... weird stuff!" - Imvated.

Artist: CARTER, CHRISTINA
Title: Planets
Format: Cass
Label: Imvated
Country: Belgium
Price: $9.00
"Female leader of the Charalambides troupe steps on the shining path to delicate bliss with this beautiful solo offering, totally essential tape for psychedelic folk troubadours with beards and long armpit hair - did anyone say wordless vocals ? This tape is best enjoyed with heroic dosages of alcohol!" - Imvated.
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Artist: CLAYS FESTERING LUNGS
Title: Silverskull
Format: Cass
Label: Imvated
Country: Belgium
Price: $12.00

Artist: CRANK STURGEON
Title: Semantic Maat (eyes used for tooth support)
Format: Cass
Label: Imvated
Country: Belgium
Price: $8.00

Artist: DARK INSIDE THE SUN
Title: Chattanooge
Format: Cass
Label: Imvated
Country: Belgium
Price: $8.00

Artist: DIAMOND LEMONADE
Title: Ghost Light Blankets
Format: Cass
Label: Imvated
Country: Belgium
Price: $11.00

Artist: EEDTIH BUNKERSS DEMONIZEDDS VOMIT INSUREANCE
Title: Pamamona Porklather Oops
Format: Cass
Label: Imvated
Country: Belgium
Price: $8.50
"crazed pop, tribal and junk culture by the Nauscopy labelhead." - Imvated.

Artist: FUTURIANS
Title: Hybrid Attack
Format: Cass
Label: Imvated
Country: Belgium
Price: $8.50
"(...)All the while, below the chaos, a damn good band is playing. The basslines routinely hook, the riffs drag cro-magnon-heavy, and savage, stoned Kraut-tinged beats blare. The structure eludes the standard song instead stumbling or sleeping, unconcerned or hostile to form but the punk inspiration remains. Of course, the punk ethos should lend itself to something like this: a recycling of broken machinery, a paean to obsolete machinery, a valorization of the left behind." Futurians is Kraus, Duckling, CJA, rocko,... etc!" - Imvated.
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Artist: GANG WIZARD
Title: Young Money
Format: CDR
Label: Imvated
Country: Belgium
Price: $10.00
"21st century Harry Pussy scuzz." - Imvated.

Artist: GIFFONI, CARLOS & DYLAN NYOUKIS
Title: Chewing Smoke
Format: CDR
Label: Imvated
Country: Belgium
Price: $12.50
"Digital and analogue sqeesh. Hums an cracks. Alarmsystems. Voices and sounds. Pierre Henry, after a smack of pcp. Mego artists on the loose. Your best friend, tuning your safety alarm. Comes in a shiny small silkscreened cardboard cover. Hooray!" - Imvated.

Artist: IGNATZ
Title: Addiction For Slumber
Format: Cass
Label: Imvated
Country: Belgium
Price: $8.50
"very good Belgian psychfolk... "(...)Alternately sounding like a wax cylinder caked in dried mud and a salvaged disc from a 22nd century junk heap, Ignatz rightly relies on his broke-down effects as much as his guitar.(review on Stylus)"" - Imvated.
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Artist: KRAUS
Title: The Facts
Format: Cass
Label: Imvated
Country: Belgium
Price: $11.00
"a 30 minutes book on tape. Kraus, drumpad for acts like THE AESTHETICS and THE FUTURIANS, gives the humble an insight to his path of life. from deep listening spacesounds towards bubbly synth excursions: this is a unique vision. Pat Kraus manages to sound like the BBC RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP run through the minds of alien creatures. this is truly my imaginary BAD CHANNELS OST. currently, Pat is working at an lp for ULTRA ECZEMA, because society wants more...." - Imvated

Artist: KUNTZ, HENRY
Title: Speed Of Culture Light
Format: 4 Cass
Label: Imvated
Country: Belgium
Price: $30.00
"an insight in the light of a free spirit. in the 70s, Henry was the editor and publisher of the internationally acclaimed newletter BELLS. his first musical output dates from 1977, when he played tenor saxophone on HENRY KAISERs album Ice Death. since the early 80s, Henry started to focus on solo music, using instruments like saxophone, flutes, musette, violins, gamelan, rhaita, etc. in 1986, he formed the free jazz troupe OPEYE. Henry ran the beautiful HUMMING BIRDS recordlabel, on which he produced several lps, cassettes and cd releases of solo and group improvisations. Speed Of Culture Light is a retrospective boxset (with material ranging from 1980 until present day) and shows a wide and varied collection of free jazz jams, solo improvisations and beautiful 6-track meditations. in 2008, we will release a compilation album of the HUMMING BIRD EARTH SERIES cassettes, wich was a series of 5 ethnographic tapes recorded by Henry in Bali, Mexico, Bolivia, and Guatemala between 1985 and 1991. "Any old school Bay Area improvisor/spirit music freak can tell you that Henry Kuntz has, since the late 70s, been one of the most audacious and interesting free improvisers on the scene non-stop. His documentation has been typically subterranean starting from his initial recorded sounds on Henry Kaisers 1977 Ice Death LP, a flashpoint record for many a guitar experimentalist (Jim ORourke e.g.). For most of the 70s Kuntz edited and published a great newsletter called Bells (available to read online at www.metropolis.com/bels). Throughout the 80s Kuntz released LPs, cassettes and CDs on his own Hummingbird imprint of solo and group free-playing, all of which have amazing moments of deep spontaneous thought-love-composition. A fantastic compilation of this material, plus recordings from Kuntz Opeye project self described as ⿿avant-shamanic trance jazz,⿝ can be had on the beautiful four cassette boxset, Speed Of Culture Light, from Belgium label Bread & Animals. The label plans on systematically re-releasing the Hummingbird cassettes throughout this year. Essential music for the ancient/modern axis alive in any sentient brain. And each package comes with complimentary plastic dinosaur. So no excuses." - Thurston Moore, Bull Tongue

Artist: MUNTJAC
Title: Warp
Format: Cass
Label: Imvated
Country: Belgium
Price: $11.00
"Paul Grimes, an allround ace guy and member of the now defunct DEATH CHANTS walks a surprisingly personal path on this album. very outside the common psychedelic genre he draws a path of his own. on WARP, Grimes scrapes together a faboulous blend of easy listening, light marbles and more retro space tunes. a hot mix of elements of KITARO, JOE MEEK, and even some liquid hits of an introspective DENNIS WIZE. fantastic stuff for the upcoming summer hangovers not many people are ready to be in the MUNTJAC waters..... are you?" - Imvated

Artist: NEW FLESH
Title: Filth & Degradation Volume One: Whats Owls is Yours
Format: CDR
Label: Imvated
Country: Belgium
Price: $9.00

Artist: NONHORSE
Title: The Rare Tape Zero
Format: Cass
Label: Imvated
Country: Belgium
Price: $11.00
"g lucas crane. the breakdancer. the tapeplayer. g lucas crane. the new york city guide to altered states. a 60 minutes trip of deranged fidelities and strange sounds and unsounds. "its called The Rare Tape Zero its about the Lethal alien personell box zero and the goblin universe. Its tape one in the Goblin Universe Series its a c60." - Imvated

Artist: PUFF PALIMPSEST
Title: Its Sad That The World..
Format: 3" CDR
Label: Imvated
Country: Belgium
Price: $9.00
"playfull lonerfolk and mangled tricks by Stoke City forward JOINCEY. the figure that also brought you INCA EYEBALL, WAGSTAFF, SABOTEUSE and A WARM PALINDROME among others... full color cardstock cover." - Imvated.

Artist: R.O.T.
Title: Batman & Snake
Format: CDR
Label: Imvated
Country: Belgium
Price: $10.00
"after numerous outputs on various labels (morc, foxglove, veglia, slooow, ...), finally they found a place in their hearts for imvated again. for the second time that is!! R.O.T. is realy the bunch of people you can call friends. batman & snake is droning R.O.T. at his "vaguest". no sense of drama whatsoever.... i think this is their best album to date?" - Imvated.

Artist: SHIFLET, MIKE
Title: Live In The First And Second Cities
Format: CDR
Label: Imvated
Country: Belgium
Price: $8.00

Artist: TOMUTONTTU
Title: Triplapuisto
Format: Cass
Label: Imvated
Country: Belgium
Price: $9.00
"Jan Anderzen, Finland Syd Barrett. this is his universe of the strange. sounds like a Morrocan amusement park. with creepy lumberjacks behind the Arcade games." - Imvated.

Artist: V/A
Title: Weemoed Met Verbrand Konijn
Format: Cass
Label: Imvated
Country: Belgium
Price: $6.00
"Watch out, gentle cuts from: Ernesto Diaz-Infante, Rose For Bohdan, Karina Esp, Fursaxa, Kemialliset Ystävät, Maniacs Dream, Circle Brothers, Pekko Käppi, Tore Honoré Boe, Pardons, Christiina Carter, Small Life Form, Kollen, Moysk, Origami Arktika, The Soft Cushions, and The Magical Folk Of The Faraway Tree." - Imvated.
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Artist: VAPAA
Title: Koneitten Siritys
Format: CDR
Label: Imvated
Country: Belgium
Price: $13.00

Artist: WEIRDO/BEGEIRDO
Title: Firmer Murmur
Format: Cass
Label: Imvated
Country: Belgium
Price: $12.00
"California hippies on the run. Very related to the happy Not Not Fun label. The now defunct W/B threw up a super post-mortem tape... 10 hits, some by the band, some by friendly Claire all alone in Paris. from cheap popsongs tot drum jamz and casio riddles to far out psych chants and folk tunes. combining the best from vegan cooking and drinking cheep beer. With very sweet Dennis Tyfus covers, it all cant go wrong... This is hippie music for people with other interests than alternative energy and reading poetry." - Imvated.

Artist: WITCYST
Title: Time Travel
Format: 10 CDR Box Set
Label: Imvated
Country: Belgium
Price: $48.00
"Michael Veet. Probably the most prolific man in New Zealand. Maybe even the world?! Putting out tons and tons and tons of stuff since the mid 80s. Making music every day??!! As Witcyst, Falcoxi (a band), MXVXWX, Veetjist, etc. Did massive stuff on labels like Freedom From, Crawlspace, Nidnod, Insample, Pseudo Arcana, Root Don Lonnie For Cash, Humbug, Bennifer, and more. Put out about a 1000 cdrs, tapes and whatever on his own inprint Life Space. Veet. He did it all. From the perfect popsong to the cutup dictaphone collage and drone. He did it all. Maybe so influencial it hurts...??!! Once almost beaten up because wearing pink short pants. The Set: 10 discs. All over 70 minutes. Every disc covering a period of two years. Starts in 1986, and easy down in 2005. Hits for shrinking bodies and warm hands. Every disc comes in a different colorful collage-print cardstockcover by Veet himself. A lot of shiny colors to swallow and look at. covered in pink cloth and thick plastic, fluo tape... well crafted..." - Imvated.
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Artist: YOBLEART
Title: Colourfu
Format: CDR
Label: Imvated
Country: Belgium
Price: $9.00

Artist: INSIDEN
Title: Above Us
Format: LP
Label: In Paradisum
Country: France
Price: $27.00
"Noise quartet from Lyon, where they run the Echos festival, using monumental concrete amplifiers and natural Alpine acoustics. Keys, voice, cello, electronics. Mastered by James Plotkin, who is a fan." -In Paradisum.

Artist: A.H. KRAKEN
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: In The Red
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Out of Metz, France comes the ugly and brutal noise-punk of A.H. KRAKEN. Their name is an amalgam of a facist dictator and a sea monster, and their sound is a wild, intense blur of bludgeoning rhythms, industrial clatter, scraping guitars, and caterwauling vocals. Citing influences as disparate PiL, Motoerhead, US Maple, Suicide, Flipper, The Shaggs, and Chrome, A.H. Kraken could implode or explode at any given second. Everything is yelled in barely intelligible French, so its impossible to say what theyre bellowing about, though one song is titled "Kevin Costner Est Un Acteur Americain." When bassist/vocalist S.J. was asked, he assured that the lyrics are "all about peace and love." Be skeptical. A.H. Kraken are pure, unrestrained throttle-burn. They create landscapes of sound with instruments that are obviously getting the shit beat out of them." - In The Red.

Artist: BLANK DOGS
Title: Under And Under
Format: CD
Label: In The Red
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"For the past several years, a slew of 12-inches, 7-inches, and cassettes have been released by the mysterious Brooklyn artist known as BLANK DOGS. Blank Dogs is actually singular-its the insanely prolific one-man band of Mr. Blank Dog. Not too much is known about the guy behind the bedroom new wave / pop / punk act and hes usually covering his face with masks or bedspreads. The sound is Joy Division vocal lines with The Cures synth and guitar melodies filtered through ancient, submerged keyboards and eroded recording equipment. Under and Under is Blank Dogs latest and most massive release to date-a double-album housing twenty brand new songs (fifteen on the CD) that show off his pop chops to a greater extent than any of his previous releases. Also, for the first time, Blank Dogs has incorporated the assistance of outside musicians to lend a hand, including members of the CRYSTAL STILTS and VIVIAN GIRLS, among others. contribute this time around, Double LP version to follow." - In The Red

Artist: BLANK DOGS
Title: Under and Under
Format: Double LP
Label: In The Red
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"For the past several years, a slew of 12-inches, 7-inches, and cassettes have been released by the mysterious Brooklyn artist known as BLANK DOGS. Blank Dogs is actually singular-its the insanely prolific one-man band of Mr. Blank Dog. Not too much is known about the guy behind the bedroom new wave / pop / punk act and hes usually covering his face with masks or bedspreads. The sound is Joy Division vocal lines with The Cures synth and guitar melodies filtered through ancient, submerged keyboards and eroded recording equipment. Under and Under is Blank Dogs latest and most massive release to date-a double-album housing twenty brand new songs (fifteen on the CD) that show off his pop chops to a greater extent than any of his previous releases. Also, for the first time, Blank Dogs has incorporated the assistance of outside musicians to lend a hand, including members of the CRYSTAL STILTS and VIVIAN GIRLS, among others. contribute this time around." - In The Red

Artist: BLANK DOGS
Title: Waiting
Format: 7"
Label: In The Red
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"To coincide with the release of BLANK DOGS Under and Under album, In The Red has issued this companion single featuring two exclusive tracks. "Waiting" finds the band drifting ever closer to C-86 Brit-pop terrain and incorporates more guitar than synth. Stereogum says, "Its like Joy Division vocal lines with The Cures synth and guitar melodies filtered through ancient submerged keyboards and eroded recording equipment." Edition of 2,000." - In The Red

Artist: CHRISTMAS ISLAND
Title: Blackout Summer
Format: LP
Label: In The Red
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Hailing from sunny San Diego, California, Christmas Island plays music that on the surface is happy and poppy. There is a dark undercurrent to their brand of lo-fi pop punk-it is joyous and almost twee while secretly depressed and deeply disturbed. Citing Tronics, Urinals, Television Personalities, The Clean, Versatile Newts, and The Fall as influences, Christmas Island is Beach Boys-style, sunny Southern Californian pop by way of the late-70s / early-80s UK DIY scene." -In The Red.

Artist: CONSUMERS
Title: All My Friends Are Dead
Format: LP
Label: In The Red
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"THE CONSUMERS were originally just three guitar players with no rhythm section-PAUL CUTLER, MIKEY BORENS and lyricist / lead singer DAVID WILEY, all bonded by love of psychedelic Euro-prog jazz like Henry Cow, Gong and Robert Wyatt-whod stopped listening to rock n roll after Bowies Spiders from Mars came out around 1972. By 77 our guys had re-discovered rock through Britpunk pub raunch like The Sex Pistols and The Damned. Cutler and high school bud Wiley had even driven all the way to L.A. determined to hunt down a copy of The Pistols "Anarchy in the UK" single. In the pre-Internet days there wasnt a record store anywhere in Arizona that had even heard of it, let alone stocked it. All My Friends Are Dead was The Consumers "fuck you" to Phoenix since nearly all their gigs there ended in brawls with long-haired rockers and other redneck gnarlers pounding on the band for daring to play punk rock in public in 1977! It didnt take long to suss. Head on out. Just before they packed for L.A. in early 78 the band managed to get themselves on tape during a single session blow-out frenzy. All My Friends Are Dead successfully captures The Consumers as a pissed-off-yet-still-fun, no-frills, punk-rockin band... exactly who and what they were during their extremely short and sweet existence. After a few months of violent and intense live shows at The Masque and other local punk dives, the band finally imploded. Some headed back to Phoenix and some stayed on in L.A. to form new bands. Cutler went on to form the goth / punk 45 GRAVE and still later joined the DREAM SYNDICATE. Wiley formed the Pasadena art rock HUMAN HANDS. Sadly, today there are only two surviving members of The Consumers. Sadder still, what passes for punk rock today is easy listening when compared to All My Friends Are Dead. Originally planned to be released on Dangerhouse Records, first issued by In The Red in 1994 in a limited edition of 500 copies and long-out-of-print on vinyl." -Brendan Mullen

Artist: FRESH & ONLYS
Title: Play It Strange
Format: LP
Label: In the Red
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"In The Red is proud to announce the release of the new full-length from San Franciscos FRESH AND ONLYS, Play It Strange. After two albums (on Castle Face and Woodsist, respectively) and too many singles and EPs to count, The Fresh and Onlys deliver their most solid outing yet. Recorded by studio whiz TIM GREEN during an eight-day session, Play It Strange marks the bands first recording in an actual recording studio. On two-inch analog tape! The results are nothing short of incredible. For those unfamiliar with The Fresh and Onlys, their sound draws from jangly psychedelia, Morricone-style Western twang, dark vibes a la Bad Seeds / Gun Club, melodic 60s sunshine pop and a hint of garage rock swagger. While this disparate list may look strange on paper, it makes perfect sense when you hear it. Play It Strange is the sound of a band that has ingested a wide range of rock n roll influences from nearly every genre and sub-genre to come up with something fresh and enjoyable. LP includes digital download." - In the Red.

Artist: TV GHOST
Title: Cold Fish
Format: LP
Label: In The Red
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"In The Red is proud to announce the debut full-length album from Lafayette, Indiana, creepers TV GHOST-a band who ushers in a vile and squalid new disposition to ugly art punk and carves out a black hole of pestilence that will delight its sufferers to no end. If one can swim through the murky grime long enough to let ones frazzled senses adjust, its clear how effectively TV Ghost incorporates the licentious nuances of The Cramps earliest scuzz, no waves cacophony, and Suicides terrifying throb alongside cavernous bellows from the depths of the third layer of hell. With their 7-inch and 12-inch EP on Die Stasi Records as evidence of their shambolic songwriting and inhuman creativity within rocks static-laden low-end sound spectrum, TV Ghost now have aligned their belligerence with In The Red and delivered Cold Fish-ten tracks of a teeth-shattering, unhinged, and thoroughly penetrating version of whats lurking in punks darkest corners." - In The Red

Artist: TV GHOST
Title: Mass Dream
Format: LP
Label: In the Red
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Taking their name from the phenomenon of analog television frequency disturbances, Lafayette, Indianas TV GHOST conjures an especially sludgy and punishing brand of art-punk. They began making a name for themselves in 2007, when their first 7-inch, Atomic Rain, was released by Die Stasi Records, also home to the noisy likes of Pink Reason and Zola Jesus. TV Ghosts sinister sound-which echoes the Scientists, Suicide and The Cramps 70s output-and frantic live show won them an underground following; a 12-inch EP on Die Stasi, a single on Columbus Discount Records and their debut album, Cold Fish, followed in 2009 with several rounds of touring the US in support. The bands trek across Europe in 2010 left a trail of busted gear, annoyed booking agents and new fans behind them. TV Ghosts sophomore full-length was recorded by GREG ASHLEY (Gris Gris), and Mass Dream is by far their clearest and most coherent release to date. While sacrificing none of the bands scuzz-punk dementia, this album is far less dense and impenetrable than its predecessor; Ghost frontman TIM GICKs lyrics are clearer and his complex song structure a bit easier to get a handle on. That said, this is still blood-boiling, spastic and down right evil music by anyones standards." -In the Red.

Artist: TYVEK
Title: Nothing Fits
Format: LP
Label: In the Red
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"As Detroit continues its seemingly irreversible slide into the tar pits of economic despair, new traditionalists TYVEK unashamedly take the reins and harness the ambition to keep their slurred, manically refreshing noise pop bouncing around the skulls of everyone still breathing in the real, uncategorizable fumes of the original new wave... Tyveks In The Red debut, Nothing Fits, is a scalding collection of amped-up and thrust-out songs that cranks up the energy level far beyond their previous releases and decimates the detractors into the abyss. Its Tyvek at their fiery, screaming best, and if this doesnt curl your eyebrows and your toes simultaneously with excitement, then you might need to settle for something musically akin to hospital food or take another laxative, because this blast of new recordings might just flush out your system to the point of personal emergency."-Todd Killings, Victimoftime.com* Vinyl includes digital download coupon.

Artist: TYVEK
Title: On Triple Beams
Format: LP
Label: In The Red
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"TYVEKs third album, On Triple Beams, picks up where the blistering proto-hardcore of the Nothing Fits record leaves off, but doesnt tarry long in familiar zones. The melodies open up into a much more spacious musical headspace, channeling unexpected positivity on tracks like "Wayne County Roads," "Say Yeah" and "Returns." Produced by FRED THOMAS, On Triple Beams is hard and direct but it doesnt pummel. Likewise, the lyrics aint pedantic. Searing punk rock is still the order of the day, and the tunes are just bangin. And in case theres any doubt: these are tunes in a major way-the songwriting chops are on this album are completely out of place in the 2012 bumper crop of plastic platters. Welcome to the strange path that Tyvek has trod for the past eight years: for every step forward, they take two steps to the side for good measure. This trip wont be spoiled by the crass opportunism of the Nu-Detroiters: they have to keep it real. Sometimes the new jacks just gotta get put in check, and obviously Mommy and Daddy werent ever going to do it. In the midst of so much change, Tyvek is energized by the chaos of a city in flux, the crucial moments that make up everyday life, and the unfiltered reality of sensory experiences. Hear the sound and jump all around." -In The Red.

Artist: URINALS, THE
Title: Negative Capability
Format: Double LP
Label: In The Red
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
"In The Red is proud to announce this double-vinyl release of THE URINALS Negative Capability, originally released by Amphetamine Reptile on CD in 1996. Before changing their name to the less restricting 100 FLOWERS and becoming one of the most respected underground post-punk-pop acts in the US, Los Angeless seminal trio released eleven songs during their 1977-1980 tenure-ten on their three 7-inch singles and one more on a 7-inch compilation, all on their own Happy Squid label (they were about the only Los Angeles band to do that back then). This retrospective triples their output to 31 songs! Want to hear Americas Wire, only twice as primitive (if thats possible), with one quarter the sound quality? Even when they are covering the Soft Machines "Why Are We Sleeping?" they sound like a three-step primer on minimalism, in scratchy, fast, burping, nutso punk with clipped vocals. You can see why the Minutemen covered "Ack Ack Ack Ack," but its the real solid, melodic stuff-such as the Last-inspired harmonies of the great A-sides "Black Hole" and "Sex," and "Scholastic Aptitude," and the instrumental "Surfing With the Shah" (which foreshadows the coming of 100 Flowers and later offshoot TROTSKY ICEPICK)-that makes so many Angelinos remember this goofy but great trio so fondly. Negative Capability has an unrelenting, authoritative intelligence and sense of humor." -Jack Rabid. Includes digital download card.

Artist: UV RACE
Title: Homo
Format: LP
Label: In the Red
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"2007 saw the first recording from Melbourne, Australias The UV RACE-a self-released tape featuring four songs of primitive thud, minimal assemblage and high-energy expression. Over the next three years the band has continued to show dedication to these themes with a string of cassettes and singles and their 2009 self-titled debut full-length, and their sophomore album Homo delivers on the promise of these early releases. Working again with EDDY CURRENT SUPPRESSION RING guitarist MIKEY YOUNG at the recording and mixing stages, The UV Race developed the songs over several sessions. Their willingness to explore is clear, from the psychotic bedroom confessional of "Girl in My Head" with its confident teen-heat swagger, to the seven-minute closer "Homo," where nods to the Ramones enclose a psychedelic freak-out reminiscent of the closing minutes of The Stooges Funhouse. In between, the band explores influences ranging from their Australian proto-punk and garage fascinations to American country, Krautrock and UK post-punk, citing the Velvet Underground and the Saints as influences. Includes members of TOTAL CONTROL and STRAIGHTJACKET NATION. Includes digital download coupon." -In The Red
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Artist: UV RACE
Title: Racism
Format: LP
Label: In The Red
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"God is saying this to you: Racism is the third album by Australias most genius avant-tards THE UV RACE, dragging melodious pop songs through a devolved, malodorous glam-punk aesthetic. It continues the stylistic jump from their self-titled debut to sophomore full-length Homo, further exploring the possibilities of the first wave of punk, incorporating orchestral arrangements and gutter-glitter psych stomp, like if Vom tried to write their own Forever Changes; like if the Electric Eels backed up Bolan or if The Fall put out a record on Crass Records. There are tuneful lamentations of heartbreak and loss alongside very debased, toilet-humor punk licks; Lovecraftian psych-cult morbidity at one moment and rousing anti-anthems against self denial the next. It has been an especially productive year for the band-they are about to launch their first feature-length film, Autonomy and Deliberation, and the soundtrack LP recorded for the film comes alongside Racism, a split 7-inch with Native Cats (on Ride the Snake), a split live LP with Eddy Current Suppression Ring (on Almost Ready, originally released on a limited run of cassettes back in 2008), and the Gypsy King single (from Racism, on HoZac). All this, plus the output of the numerous other Melbourne bands in which members of UV Race play-Asps, Dick Diver, East Link, Guy & Marcus Blackman Experimentation, Lower Plenty, School of Radiant Living, Soma Coma, Straightjacket Nation and Total Control-reveal a relentless commitment for the sake of the song. LP includes digital download coupon." -In The Red.

Artist: VIVIAN GIRLS
Title: Everything Goes Wrong
Format: LP
Label: In The Red
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Brooklyns VIVIAN GIRLS are back with Everything Goes Wrong, released almost exactly a year after In The Reds reissue of their self-titled debut. The band have taken their time with this new album and recorded it in six days-rather than the three their debut took-though many of the songs were still recorded in single takes. Over the last year, the Vivian Girls have toured the US and Europe extensively and received a considerable amount of national and international press. Everything Goes Wrong is a slightly moodier album than its predecessor, with a couple tracks clocking in at almost twice the length of anything on their debut. That said, the influences remain the same; Ramones, 60s girl groups, surf, indie pop, etc., etc. This is immediately classic stuff. Watch for constant touring in late 09 and 10. No exports to Australia." -In The Red

Artist: WOUNDED LION
Title: Friendly?
Format: 7'
Label: In The Red
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"Los Angeles WOUNDED LION is a great no-frills pop band that sounds fresh, even when they remind one of classic American power-pop of the 70s. Inspired by The Velvets, The Cramps, The Clean and The Vaselines (as well as Credence Clearwater Revival and Kleenex), Wounded Lion is regularly seen at Los Angeles haunts such as Mr. Ts Bowl, The Smell, The Scene and Spaceland. Their hum-inducing, toe-tapping tunes wiggle their way into your brain and have you singing their choruses at the grocery store or waiting in line at the DMV. The bands formula is relatively simple: shambling, alternately silly and poignant songs that bend and twist timeless pop hooks. The bass and guitars belch out raw distortion, lending the music a primitive quality, but a whimsical sensibility elevates the abrasiveness to a jubilant level. Wounded Lion writes pop songs that celebrate the unrefined, dispensing with ego and tapping into the primal areas of the brain. LP version to follow." - In the Red.

Artist: REIBEL, GUY
Title: Choeurs Imaginaires
Format: CD
Label: Ina Grm
Country: France
Price: $16.00
"CD issue compiling three of Reibels voice-themed works over the years: On eût dit des coups dailes (an homage to Pierre Schaeffer from 1996 incorporating digital processing into a post-Penderecki/Ligeti landscape), Suite pour Edgar Poe (a super-bleepy setting of three poems from the Beaudelaire translations of Poe (Nouvelles Histoires Extraordinaires) to concrete sound from 1973), and a section of Langages imaginaires (also a grouping of poetry, in this case Rimbaud and Butor, and word-sound from 1981). Reibels up there in my book with Parmegiani and Bayle as one of the chief architects of the digital-age INA sound and this serves as a fine introduction to his monde de bruit. For those who dont mind a little human breath in their computer world." -Hrvatski.

Artist: SMALL CRUEL PARTY
Title: All Early Parts
Format: Cass
Label: Incubator
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"C90, from rare 1989 New York tapes, with added collaborative material from Yeast Culture, in screen printed artpaper covers with inserts." - Incubator.
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Artist: SMALL CRUEL PARTY
Title: La La / Ka Jengbarsi Wolinje
Format: Cass
Label: Incubator
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
2010 release. Edition of 120. "C90 tape in felt-lined pack. Features two obscure early releases by SCP." - Incubator.
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Artist: V/A
Title: Enkele Gemotiveerde Produktiemedewerkers
Format: Cass
Label: Incubator
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"compilation of mainly Dutch experimental groups from the eighties tape scene, with appearances by Hands To, Arcane Device, Lieutenant Caramel, Merzbow, Null, Wollscheid, etc. In large format color printed Staalplaat-style cassette folder. Deluxe." - Incubator.

Artist: V/A
Title: Papier & Plastik
Format: Double CD
Label: Incubator
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
Co-release with Suitcase Records. "Limited art "ghetto" edition 2xCD "Papier & Plastik" compilation. Montaged, overprinted large format 11" plastic dada art-rig, with berserk contents and degraded color shenanigans. Tactile and unique! Sounds by Chop Shop, Schimpfluch groups, A4, Wollscheid, zBua, Smolders, YC, Kapotte Muziek, and many more! Total art-sound experience. (limited edition 37)." - Incubator.
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Artist: AKIYAMA, TETUZI & CHE CHEN
Title: Cold Soup
Format: LP
Label: Incunabulum
Country: Netherlands
Price: $25.00
"Cold Soup is a follow-up to Dont Forget to Boogie with Tetuzi Akiyama in full boogie electric guitar mode. Added is Che Chens screeching and improvising violin -- sort of like Tony Conrad meets Canned Heat. Tetuzi Akiyama is based in Tokyo and specializes in creating music with elements of both primitivism and realism by connecting his own aspirations, in a minimal and straightforward way, to the special instrumental qualities of the guitar. Sometimes delicately and sometimes boldly, he controls sound volumes ranging from micro to macro, in an attempt to convert the body into an electronic entity. Che Chen is a sound artist and improviser based in Brooklyn. His recent solo performances have consisted of improvisations based on the harmonic overtones of idiosyncratic tunings (scordatura) for the violin, played against sine wave pedal points." - Incunabulum.

Artist: BIANCHI, MAURIZIO
Title: Das Platinzeitalter
Format: CD
Label: Incunabulum
Country: Netherlands
Price: $17.00
"Bianchi began to produce music in 1979, at the peak of the industrial scene since 1980 using electronic equipment with the avowed goal to produce technological sounds and in such a way to work on complete realizing of the modern decadence, but his works harked back to the musique concrete of the 1950s. This CD is a return to his early work. Maurizio Bianchi/M.B.: archaic waves, ancient loops, primitive electronics." -Incunabulum.

Artist: HERESY OF THE FREE SPIRIT
Title: A Prayer For Light
Format: LP
Label: Incunabulum
Country: Netherlands
Price: $18.00
"Heresy of the Free Spirit is a trio comprised of Dutch lute player, Jozef Van Wissem and Brooklyn based multi-instrumentalists, Che Chen (of True Primes) on violin, bowed rawap, bass recorder, percussion and tape machines, and Robbie Lee (of Howling Hex, Baby Dee) on portative organ, bass recorder, guitar, banjo and electronics. Using early European as well as non-western instruments and electronics, the trio plays arrangements of Van Wissems lute compositions as well as free improvisations that draw on early music, folk traditions, minimalism and noise. Fully utilizing the extended techniques, unique textures and tuning possibilities of their unusual instruments, the trio use both repetition and silence as ways of entering trance-like states. Their record, A Prayer for Light is a radical re-imagining of early European and American primitive music in which the sources are stretched and re-purposed to accommodate free improvisation, extended, repetitive song forms, and tape manipulations." - Incunabulum.

Artist: NUGENT, CIAN
Title: Childhood, Christian Lies & Slaughter
Format: CD
Label: Incunabulum
Country: Netherlands
Price: $16.00
"2008 release. Dublin-based guitarist Cian Nugent excels here with meditative guitar compositions. Nugents originals (plus a cover of Buell Kazees Anthology Of American Folk Music staple "The Wagoners Lad") are well-served in this recording of Nugents fourth-ever live concert. Ranging from the jug band bounce of "Baka Danse" to the eerie squeaks of "The Ceremony," Nugents music boasts a rare breadth." - Incunabulum.

Artist: OPERATING THEATRE
Title: The Early Years
Format: Double CD
Label: Incunabulum
Country: Netherlands
Price: $23.00
"Operating Theatre is an Irish music theater company founded by composer Roger Doyle and performer Olwen Fouéré. This collection was released to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their founding, originally by the Dublin Electronic Arts Festival label in 2006. Featuring Bono of U2. Operating Theatre has been active in two phases: the first from 1981 to 1988, and the second from 1998 to the present. This double CD celebrates the first phase, during which the company operated as both a theater company, integrating music as an equal partner in the theatrical environment, and as a band releasing records. Roles were flexible within the company in that Fouéré also sang and Doyle also acted. In phase two there has been no band, and the texts (if any) have been "found," devised and/or drawn together from various strands, instead of being commissioned from writers as in phase one. Performances have taken place in both conventional and non-theatrical environments (e.g. an abandoned warehouse, a glass room in a hotel), and music has become more integrated. The first appearance by Operating Theatre (the band) was in the summer of 1981 with the release on CBS Records (Ireland) of the single "Austrian," with "Positive Disintegration" on the B-side. A second single "Blue Light And Alpha Waves" followed a year later, with "Rampwalk" as the B-side. "Fingerdance Waltz/Hymn" contains two developed extracts from the music for "Ignotum Per Ignotius," a 50-minute piece of music-theater performed by Doyle and Fouéré, written and directed by visual artist James Coleman, which Operating Theatre went on a tour of Holland with in 1982. "No Come," "Syllable," "Dragon Path," "The Confectioners" and "Miss Mauger" were included on the LP Miss Mauger by Operating Theatre released in 1983 on the Kabuki label in London. “Sir Geoffrey," "Satanasa" and "Clubmusic/Amene-Moi" are from the Operating Theatre production of The Diamond Body written by Aidan Mathews, a 75-minute solo performance by Fouéré, which opened at the Project Arts Centre in Dublin in 1984 and toured in London, Glasgow, New Jersey, Avignon and Caracas up until 1988. Also in 1984, the company mounted a production of the Lorca play The Love Of Don Perlimplin And Belisa In The Garden, turning it into an "electronic chamber opera of sorts." This time, Fouéré directed and Doyle and Elena Lopez played the title roles. A 56-minute suite of Doyles music from this production, developed as a music-only experience, was released in 2000 as part of a double CD called Fairlight Memories. Three tracks are included here. In October 1983 Olwen and Roger were asked to perform new material for an Irish TV arts show and to demonstrate the latest in music technology -- the Fairlight Computer Music Instrument. "Part Of My Make-up" is the song they wrote for that occasion. "The Tractor" comes from 1984, from days of intense Operating Theatre activity, but was never used for anything in the end. It gets its first outing here. "Queen Of No Heart" and "Spring Is Coming With A Strawberry In The Mouth" were the result of an initial collaboration between singer/lyricist Elena Lopez and Roger Doyle and were released by Mother Records, the label set up by U2, as a single by Operating Theatre in 1986, with Lopez on main vocals and drummer Sean Devitt joining the band for this recording. Fouéré was asked to play the title role in the Gate Theatres production of Oscar Wildes Salome, directed by Steven Berkoff in 1988, and Doyle was asked to compose the music -- a two hour on-stage live piano score. "Before She Was Asked To Dance" is an early version of what was to become "Salomes Dance." The first phase of the companys activity had come to an end. "Johnnys Body At 002" is a work made in preparation for the first Operating Theatre production in phase two, Angel/Babel (1999).” - Incunabulum.

Artist: SMEGMA & JOZEF VAN WISSEM
Title: Suite the Hens Teeth
Format: LP
Label: Incunabulum
Country: Netherlands
Price: $18.00
"Recorded at the Pink House, Portland Oregon 2010 by Ju Suk Reet Meate on the coldest day in his boudoir. The pieces are named after classical solo Baroque lute pieces and this deconstructed classical Baroque lute suite form will definitely piss of the purists. Limited edition, cover silk screen printed silver on black." - Incunabulum.

Artist: UNITED BIBLE STUDIES & JOZEF VAN WISSEM
Title: Downland
Format: LP
Label: Incunabulum
Country: Netherlands
Price: $25.00
"Dutch lutenist Jozef van Wissem is renowned for his experimental approach to Renaissance and Baroque forms of lute music. By cutting-and-pasting classical pieces, constructing palindromic melodies, or adding electronics and processed field recordings, he manages to seamlessly bridge the musical languages of the 17th and 21st centuries. If this approach seems coldly academic on paper, the results are anything but: his music is uncluttered and direct, with a viscerally hypnotic and emotional impact, and delivered with an ascetic intensity reflected both in his Biblical titles and his No Wave influences. He has collaborated with James Blackshaw, Smegma, Keiji Haino and Jim Jarmusch, amongst others. Mostly based in Ireland, the ever-shifting line-ups of United Bible Studies have spent the last decade roaming far and wide from their folk roots, exploring ecstatic group improvisation, song-craft, and studio-based prog epics. The album title Downland is a play both on van Wissems Lowlands home, and the Renaissance lute composer John Dowland, rumored to have been born in Ireland. The seeds of this collaboration were sown in late 2007, when United Bible Studies were part of the bill for van Wissems first Irish concert. He was particularly taken with Paul Condons bass playing and eventually wrote a piece with this in mind, which became the ecstatic "Come Holy Ghost." Van Wissem began recording tracks for United Bible Studies to overdub and a postal collaboration began in earnest in 2009. The Bible Students were given a free hand, and different band members were drawn to different pieces. Áine ODwyers harp playing goes hand in glove with the lute parts, both players favoring hypnotic figures accruing impact over time. The album is bookended by two different versions of the same composition, "Downland" and "The Seas Have Lifted Up Their Voice." Propulsive and metronomic, with Beach Boys-inspired harmonies, it led UBS to a new way of working. Van Wissems pieces were either stark and minimal, or had multi-layered harmonies which led UBS into less-than-familiar territory. The sparser pieces lent themselves to being shaped into songs, and the addition of extemporaneous textures. Van Wissem wrote the lyrics for "Altars Of Brick (The Day Is Coming)" for Alison ODonnell to sing. Its ominous tone inspired Gavin Prior to write the tangentially-related "Í Rith na h-Óiche" in Gaelic. ODonnell did historical research for her courtly romance "Seven Tears," named after Dowlands famous song cycle. The Bible Students have woven murk and mystery around the lucid austerity of van Wissems compositions, together creating an album which is unlike anything in either of their substantial back catalogs and more than the mere sum of its parts. United Bible Studies are: Paul Condon, Diarmuid MacDiarmada, Alison ODonnell, Áine ODwyer, Ivan Pawle and Gavin Prior." - Incunabulum.

Artist: V/A
Title: New Music for Old Instruments
Format: CD
Label: Incunabulum
Country: Netherlands
Price: $16.00
"Curated by Dutch composer/lutenist Jozef van Wissem, the New Music for Old Instruments festival took place all over the world: in Brussels, New York, Paris, Utrecht, Antwerp, and other cities. The idea was to rid traditional instruments of their clichés. When one thinks of a lute, for example, the Robin Hood image comes to mind of the player standing under a balcony serenading a lady and getting a flower pot thrown at him. In order to update the instrument, to make it mature and give it the recognition it deserves, one needs to put it in an entirely different and contemporary context -- denouncing audience expectations, for example, such as not playing the instrument in a classical manner, or by playing the instrument for over a minute in concert, making the audience the performer, albeit uneasy and claustrophobic. What else can be done? Early instruments can be processed on a laptop in many different ways, field recordings can be added, lute tablature can be performed backwards, baroque themes can be repeated without end -- the freeing up of these constraints seems endless. The idea is to drag the instrument out of the museum, out of the safe hands of a small group of specialists, and give it back to the people. The lute, of course, is only an example. There are other instruments like this which suffer from cliché: pedal steel, harpsichord, steel guitar, you name it. New Music for Old Instruments intends to liberate these instruments by updating them in non-conventional ways. Artists include: Heresy of the Free Spirit with Keiji Haino, Jon Mueller/Robbie Lee/Jozef van Wissem, Paul Metzger, Gregg Kowalsky, Susan Alcorn, Cameron Deas, C Spencer Yeh, Cian Nugent, Sharron Kraus, Stephan Matthieu, R. Keenan Lawler, and Urpf Lanze." - Incunabulum.

Artist: VAN WISSEM, JOZEF
Title: Stations of the Cross
Format: CD
Label: Incunabulum
Country: Netherlands
Price: $17.00
"New release from baroque conceptualist and improviser, Jozef Van Wissem, who, for more than a decade, has been quietly but surely reinventing the vocabulary of that most unlikely of instruments, the lute. With the exception of the odd Renaissance preservationist context, the lute, which was once the most popular portable instrument in the Western world, has all but disappeared from our musical landscape. Despite the arcane associations of his chosen instrument, Van Wissem is no revivalist; his compositions often marry a deep and self-conscious knowledge of the instruments weighty history with a rigorous post-modern sensibility that has encompassed everything from appropriation to minimalist free improvisation, electronic manipulation, and the mirrored or palindrome musical structures for which he is perhaps best known. These palindrome compositions, a group of which are collected on Stations Of The Cross, are compositions that, like the words "radar" or "wow," or the phrase, "Madam, I"m Adam," read the same forwards or backwards. Each composition progresses through a series of notes to the midpoint of the piece, where the sequence then reverses and the pitches are played in retrograde order back to the compositions starting point. The effect is strange and subtle, and oddly psychological -- there is a sense that time expands and contracts back to the point of origin, while the exact moment of reversal is difficult to detect. Compositional expectations are similarly, subtly undercut and, being that the beginning is always also the end, these pieces tend to come to a close without resolution, which gives them a quietly unsettling, question-like quality. To make things even more interesting, these mirrored structures are often superimposed onto field recordings of airport terminal interiors which are digitally manipulated into mirrored structures of their own. These recordings lend an eerie, impersonal atmosphere, the specificity and contemporary nature of which stands in stark contrast to the timeless, esoteric quality of Van Wissems gut stringed lutes. Stations is a record of quiet, stately beauty and concept." - Incunabulum.

Artist: VAN WISSEM, JOZEF & JIM JARMUSCH
Title: Apokatastasis
Format: CD
Label: Incunabulum
Country: Netherlands
Price: $16.00
"New material from the duo and new solo lute pieces. Acclaimed film director Jim Jarmusch plays electric and acoustic guitar and does tape on one piece. CD has duo bonus track not on LP: "Hymn to Earth." Composer/lutenist Jozef Van Wissem on 13 course baroque lute and 12-string electric guitar, Jim Jarmusch plays electric and acoustic guitars, and tape loops. Recorded in New York City." - Incunabulum.

Artist: VAN WISSEM, JOZEF & JIM JARMUSCH
Title: Apokatastasis
Format: LP
Label: Incunabulum
Country: Netherlands
Price: $25.00
"New material from the duo and new solo lute pieces. Acclaimed film director Jim Jarmusch plays electric and acoustic guitar and does tape on one piece. Composer/lutenist Jozef Van Wissem on 13 course baroque lute and 12-string electric guitar, Jim Jarmusch plays electric and acoustic guitars, and tape loops. Recorded in New York City." - Incunabulum.

Artist: BAILEY, DEREK
Title: Concert In Milwaukee
Format: Cass
Label: Incus
Country: UK
Price: $14.00
"This was a cassette not officially released on Incus or any other label. It was sold by Derek Bailey at concerts. For a short period in 2010 original copies were sold via the Incus website. The back story: In 1983 Derek Bailey was due to visit Japan for a concert tour and decided to take with him, for sale at the concerts, a cassette recorded live in Milwaukee. Approximately 500 cassettes were prepared and dispatched to the promoter in Japan but, in the event, the tour fell through and the cassettes were returned to England. On arriving to collect the two boxes containing the cassettes from the Post Office, Derek found that they were badly damaged and, having to pay to regain them, decided to collect only one of the parcels. The salvageable cassettes - number not known, but probably around 150 - were subsequently sold at other live dates. All were produced on a light-grey plastic cassette body with Concert in Milwaukee, Derek Bailey plus date of concert, printed in light-blue directly on the cassette body. The cassette came with an insert with the number DBC2 (no number on cassette itself)." -Incus
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Artist: BAILEY, DEREK
Title: New Sights, Old Sounds
Format: Double CD
Label: Incus
Country: UK
Price: $31.00
"2012 -- long awaited repress; originally reissued by Incus in 2002. Reissue of one of the most obscure Bailey releases ever, from the long long defunct Morgue label of Japan (run by the legendary promoter Aquirax Aida). Derek has been trying to buy back the masters to this one for a decade+ and has finally succeeded! All tracks are solo guitar (acoustic & electric), the first disc features studio recordings with titles taken from Byrons Don Juan; the 2nd disc features live recordings from Nagoya and Kalavinka -- all recorded 1978. "Incus has acquired the masters of New Sights Old Sounds, the double solo album Derek Bailey recorded for the Morgue Iabel in 1978. Issued in Japan in 1978 it has been out of print since 1979. It is now issued as a double CD on Incus with the original artwork."" -Incus.

Artist: CARTER TUTTI VOID
Title: f (x)
Format: LP
Label: Industrial
Country: UK
Price: $29.00
"Includes download code. First pressing on white vinyl. Chris Carter, Cosey Fanni Tutti (Chris & Cosey/Throbbing Gristle), and Nik Colk Void (Factory Floor) expand and explore onward from their critically-acclaimed 2012 debut album Transverse with the full-length studio album f (x). Featuring their distinctive metallic guitar sound, distorted vocals, resounding basslines, and electro-industrial rhythms, this music is not for the fainthearted. Released by the legendary Industrial Records label, home of Throbbing Gristle since 1976." - Industrial.
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Artist: GRISTLEISM
Title: Chrome
Format: Soundbox
Label: Industrial
Country: UK
Price: $29.00
Chrome-colored version. The Chrome edition requires 2 AAA batteries (not included). - Throbbing Gristle and Buddha Machine creator/FM3 member Christiaan Virant have teamed up to create GRISTLEISM -- part industrial sound machine, part noise instrument. - Features 13 original loops of TG experimental noise, industrial drone and classic melodies and rhythms. - More loops and almost twice the frequency range of the original Buddha Machines. - Chrome version powered by two AAA batteries (not included). - Features a built-in speaker, volume control, pitch-shift controller, and loop selector. - Available in three colors: black, red, and chrome. - "Perfect for those days when you need some background music to go along with dissecting dead animals or staring at TV static." -Pitchfork
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Artist: THROBBING GRISTLE
Title: D.O.A.: The Third And Final Report Of Throbbing Gristle
Format: Double CD
Label: Industrial
Country: UK
Price: $22.00
"Throbbing Gristles second full-length, originally released in 1978, captures alienation in its purest form. The line-up of Chris Carter, Peter Christopherson, Genesis P-Orridge and Cosey Fanni Tutti was a vehicle for everything bizarre, extreme and controversial. From the ravaged live track "Blood On The Floor" to the hostile phone recording on "Death Threats," TG lobotomized convention, whether musical or ideological. The lingering "Hamburger Lady" pulses with a story of a burn victim, and the bands restraint and careful composition makes it one of their best creations of all time, something absolutely terrifying. Full of tape-manipulation, computer noise and feedback, D.O.A epitomizes Throbbing Gristles unparalleled anti-music, cementing their status as "wreckers of civilization." Cover artwork has been painstakingly restored from the original source material. Part of the re-release of Throbbing Gristles first five albums on vinyl and CD. Each album has been restored and remastered specifically for each format by Chris Carter from 24bit "baked tape" digital transfers of the original first generation analogue master tapes. Each of the CD special-editions are presented in a gatefold sleeve featuring restored and remastered cover artwork and an integrated 8-page booklet (the booklets feature different artwork and content than the vinyl editions). Each CD special-edition also includes an exclusive bonus CD containing content from the year of the albums original release, including live tracks and remastered singles." -Industrial.

Artist: THROBBING GRISTLE
Title: D.O.A.: The Third And Final Report Of Throbbing Gristle
Format: LP
Label: Industrial
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
"Throbbing Gristles second full-length, originally released in 1978, captures alienation in its purest form. The line-up of Chris Carter, Peter Christopherson, Genesis P-Orridge and Cosey Fanni Tutti was a vehicle for everything bizarre, extreme and controversial. From the ravaged live track "Blood On The Floor" to the hostile phone recording on "Death Threats," TG lobotomized convention, whether musical or ideological. The lingering "Hamburger Lady" pulses with a story of a burn victim, and the bands restraint and careful composition makes it one of their best creations of all time, something absolutely terrifying. Full of tape-manipulation, computer noise and feedback, D.O.A epitomizes Throbbing Gristles unparalleled anti-music, cementing their status as "wreckers of civilization." The newly cut 180-gram vinyl editions include painstakingly restored cover artworks, using original source material from the Industrial Records visual archive. In addition, each of the vinyl releases includes an exclusive large format 8-page color booklet featuring an abundance of Throbbing Gristle archival material, including some previously-unpublished photos of the band." - Industrial.

Artist: THROBBING GRISTLE
Title: Gristleism-Black
Format: Soundbox
Label: Industrial
Country: UK
Price: $29.00
"Industrial Records Ltd. are pleased to announce the birth of GRISTLEISM, the newest member of the Throbbing Gristle family. Bastard offspring of now-famous ambient loop player the Buddha Machine, GRISTLEISM is part industrial sound machine, part noise instrument. Featuring 13 original and uncompromising loops, GRISTLEISM delivers a mix of signature TG experimental noise, industrial drone, and classic melodies and rhythms. Available in three colors -- black, chrome and red -- the palm-sized unit (size: w67mm x h69mm x d35mm) features a built-in speaker, volume control, pitch-shift control and loop selector switch. Note: GRISTLEISM does not feature an audio output socket or a DC power input socket. GRISTLEISM features more loops and almost twice the frequency range of the Buddha Machine. GRISTLEISM is powered by two AA batteries [not included] and is the worlds first and only portable TG aural exciter! GRISTLEISM was born from a collaboration between Industrial Records, Throbbing Gristle and Christiaan Virant (the creator of the original FM3 Buddha Machines) and is packaged in an exquisite "Chinese paper-cut" wrapping, featuring a repeating TG logo pattern, foil embossing and UV ink. [As for color availability, Black is in stock now, to be followed by Red a week later and Chrome 2 weeks later -- so not all 3 will be available together upon first receipt.]" -Industrial
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Artist: THROBBING GRISTLE
Title: Heathen Earth: The Live Sound Of Throbbing Gristle
Format: Double CD
Label: Industrial
Country: UK
Price: $22.00
"Originally released in 1980, Heathen Earth is a crucial live document of industrial pioneers Throbbing Gristle. In member Chris Carters own words: "You had to have been there. Which is what we always say about TG. TG on record and TG live are two completely different things." This album is probably the closest approximation of the two youll ever get: its a "live in-studio recording" made in front of a small audience and the event was filmed by Monte Cazzaza with the intention of also releasing it on video. The majority of the set is instrumental, fluctuating between the raw electronics of their early work and the bands more melodic material. Tracks include a rework of early classic "After Cease To Exist" and Brion Gysin fave "Dreammachine." The bonus CD includes live recordings, plus the 7" single versions of "Subhuman" and "Adrenalin." Part of the re-release of Throbbing Gristles first five albums on vinyl and CD. Each album has been restored and remastered specifically for each format by Chris Carter from 24bit "baked tape" digital transfers of the original first generation analogue master tapes. Each of the CD special-editions are presented in a gatefold sleeve featuring restored and remastered cover artwork and an integrated 8-page booklet (the booklets feature different artwork and content than the vinyl editions). Each CD special-edition also includes an exclusive bonus CD containing content from the year of the albums original release, including live tracks and remastered singles." -Industrial

Artist: THROBBING GRISTLE
Title: Heathen Earth: The Live Sound Of Throbbing Gristle
Format: LP
Label: Industrial
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
2015 repress. "Gatefold LP version. Originally released in 1980, Heathen Earth is a crucial live document of industrial pioneers Throbbing Gristle. In member Chris Carters own words: "You had to have been there. Which is what we always say about TG. TG on record and TG live are two completely different things." This album is probably the closest approximation of the two youll ever get: its a "live in-studio recording" made in front of a small audience and the event was filmed by Monte Cazzaza with the intention of also releasing it on video. The majority of the set is instrumental, fluctuating between the raw electronics of their early work and the bands more melodic material. Tracks include a rework of early classic "After Cease To Exist" and Brion Gysin fave "Dreammachine." The newly cut 180-gram vinyl editions include painstakingly restored cover artworks, using original source material from the Industrial Records visual archive. In addition, each of the vinyl releases includes an exclusive large format 8-page color booklet featuring an abundance of Throbbing Gristle archival material, including some previously-unpublished photos of the band." - Industrial.

Artist: THROBBING GRISTLE
Title: The Second Annual Report Of Throbbing Gristle
Format: LP
Label: Industrial
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
"The newly cut 180-gram vinyl editions include painstakingly restored cover artworks, using original source material from the Industrial Records visual archive. Includes an exclusive large format 8-page color booklet featuring an abundance of Throbbing Gristle archival material, including some previously-unpublished photos of the band. Originally released in 1977, TGs Second Annual Report features various recordings of "Slug Bait" and "Maggot Death," plus the 20-minute soundtrack to After Cease To Exist, a short film featuring a castration sequence. A scathing debut from these avant-garde legends.." - Industrial.

Artist: THROBBING GRISTLE
Title: The Second Annual Report Of Throbbing Gristle
Format: Double CD
Label: Industrial
Country: UK
Price: $22.00
"For the first time in 30 years, Throbbing Gristle are now back on their own original Industrial Records label. Industrial Records -- the sole representative of, and only official label representing and releasing records by the band -- present the re-release of TGs first five albums on vinyl and CD. Each album has been restored and remastered specifically for each format by Chris Carter from 24bit "baked tape" digital transfers of the original first generation analogue master tapes. Each of the CD special-editions are presented in a gatefold sleeve featuring restored and remastered cover artwork and an integrated 8-page booklet (the booklets feature different artwork and content than the vinyl editions). Each CD special-edition also includes an exclusive bonus CD containing content from the year of the albums original release, including live tracks and remastered singles. Originally released in 1977, TGs Second Annual Report features various recordings of "Slug Bait" and "Maggot Death," plus the 20-minute soundtrack to After Cease To Exist, a short film featuring a castration sequence. A scathing debut from these avant-garde legends. The bonus CD features additional live recordings from this period, plus the 7" single versions of "Zyklon B Zombie" and the strangely-accessible "United."" -Industrial

Artist: THROBBING GRISTLE
Title: Throbbing Gristle Bring You... 20 Jazz Funk Greats
Format: Double CD
Label: Industrial
Country: UK
Price: $22.00
"Originally released in 1979, 20 Jazz Funk Greats is Throbbing Gristles pop-influenced masterwork. Its hard to believe the beautiful, conventionally-attractive Cosey Fanni Tutti on this albums front cover previously gave herself milk and blood enemas in front of a live audience. Additionally, the song "Hot On The Heels Of Love" is far removed from the dissonant nihilism of the previous TG albums. Its a sleek, minimal synth-pop song that foreshadows Tuttis later work as Chris & Cosey. Still, 20 Jazz Funk Greats is underpinned by a profound distance from accessibility. The breezy luminosity of "Persuasion" and "Six Six Sixties" is still marked with casual bits of distortion and absurdism. Preceding dark synth-pop (and everything else), TGs third album is far ahead of its time and still sounds as relevant as ever. The CD version includes a bonus CD of live recordings, including two versions of the manic classic, "Discipline." The 8-page full-color book includes visual ephemera and previously-unpublished photographs. Cover artwork has been painstakingly restored from the original source material." -Industrial

Artist: THROBBING GRISTLE
Title: Throbbing Gristle Bring You... 20 Jazz Funk Greats
Format: LP
Label: Industrial
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
"Originally released in 1979, 20 Jazz Funk Greats is Throbbing Gristles pop-influenced masterwork. Its hard to believe the beautiful, conventionally-attractive Cosey Fanni Tutti on this albums front cover previously gave herself milk and blood enemas in front of a live audience. Additionally, the song "Hot On The Heels Of Love" is far removed from the dissonant nihilism of the previous TG albums. Its a sleek, minimal synth-pop song that foreshadows Tuttis later work as Chris & Cosey. Still, 20 Jazz Funk Greats is underpinned by a profound distance from accessibility. The breezy luminosity of "Persuasion" and "Six Six Sixties" is still marked with casual bits of distortion and absurdism. Preceding dark synth-pop (and everything else), TGs third album is far ahead of its time and still sounds as relevant as ever. The newly cut 180-gram vinyl editions include painstakingly restored cover artworks, using original source material from the Industrial Records visual archive. In addition, each of the vinyl releases includes an exclusive large format 8-page color booklet featuring an abundance of Throbbing Gristle archival material, including some previously-unpublished photos of the band." -Industrial.

Artist: THROBBING GRISTLE
Title: Throbbing Gristles Greatest Hits
Format: 2CD
Label: Industrial
Country: UK
Price: $22.00
"Its impossible to deny Throbbing Gristles working methods and innovation are so deeply ingrained in the collective consciousness of... everything. TGs subversive dismantling of the apparatus of social control casts such a long shadow, and as impossible as it may seem, this collection actually provides an exceptional summation of their best work. The first real industrial group, the founders of Industrial Records and one of the most important electronic music innovators of all time, TG redefined music and laid a large part of the groundwork for all electronic music that followed. The CD version includes a bonus CD of live recordings, plus two previously unreleased mixes from the 1980s: "The Old Man Smiled (Alternative Mix)" and "AB/7A (Alt Mix)." The 8-page full-color book includes visual ephemera and previously-unpublished photographs. Cover artwork has been painstakingly restored from the original source material. Restored and remastered by Chris Carter from 24bit "baked tape" digital transfers of the original first generation analogue master tapes." -Industrial Records.

Artist: THROBBING GRISTLE
Title: Throbbing Gristles Greatest Hits
Format: LP
Label: Industrial
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
"Its impossible to deny Throbbing Gristles working methods and innovation are so deeply ingrained in the collective consciousness of... everything. TGs subversive dismantling of the apparatus of social control casts such a long shadow, and as impossible as it may seem, this collection actually provides an exceptional summation of their best work. The first real industrial group, the founders of Industrial Records and one of the most important electronic music innovators of all time, TG redefined music and laid a large part of the groundwork for all electronic music that followed. The newly cut 180-gram vinyl editions include painstakingly restored cover artworks, using original source material from the Industrial Records visual archive. In addition, each of the vinyl releases includes an exclusive large format 8-page color booklet featuring an abundance of Throbbing Gristle archival material, including some previously-unpublished photos of the band." -Industrial.

Artist: X-TG
Title: Desertshore/The Final Report
Format: Double CD
Label: Industrial
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
"Industrial Records presents the much-anticipated two album release Desertshore/The Final Report, a unique collaboration by Chris Carter, Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson, and Cosey Fanni Tutti. This is a two album release celebrating both the progress inherent in change and the fulfillment of two exceptional, yet separate projects. The Desertshore project is a "re-imagined" cover version of Nicos seminal 1970 album, first conceived by the late Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson in Berlin in 2006. In 2010 at his home in Bangkok, he refocused his approach, readying to record guest vocalists while Chris and Cosey prepared material in their UK studio for his return there in December. Sadly, Sleazy unexpectedly died in his sleep on the 25th of November in Bangkok. Chris and Cosey made a commitment to Sleazy to complete the Desertshore project picking up from where they left off just prior to his untimely passing. With enthusiastic support and contributions from so many who were close to Sleazy, especially the guest artists whose work he admired: Antony, Marc Almond, Blixa Bargeld, Sasha Grey, and Gaspar Noé. Throughout their 36 year friendship, Carter, Christopherson, and Cosey Fanni Tutti produced many pioneering and acclaimed collaborative works together. These trio sessions were without exception always very productive; ideas that produced many hours of recordings, sound experiments, research in new performance possibilities, visuals, the ongoing design and building of new and innovative instruments; a constant restless exploration of new paths together. The Final Report album was completed from their final 2009/2010 sessions together at Chris and Coseys studio in Norfolk. This album stands as the final report: a celebration, a loving remembrance of their unique partnership. Industrial Records Ltd. is proud to release these two extraordinary recordings together. The CD edition comes with a 12-page booklet, a postcard, and one bonus track, housed in a oversized, spot-gloss printed trifold slipcase with 12-page booklet of notes and photos." - Industrial.

Artist: X-TG
Title: Desertshore/The Final Report
Format: Double LP
Label: Industrial
Country: UK
Price: $33.00
"Gatefold double LP versions on 180 gram vinyl. Comes with a 12" booklet. Industrial Records presents the much-anticipated two album release Desertshore/The Final Report, a unique collaboration by Chris Carter, Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson, and Cosey Fanni Tutti. This is a two album release celebrating both the progress inherent in change and the fulfillment of two exceptional, yet separate projects. The Desertshore project is a "re-imagined" cover version of Nicos seminal 1970 album, first conceived by the late Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson in Berlin in 2006. In 2010 at his home in Bangkok, he refocused his approach, readying to record guest vocalists while Chris and Cosey prepared material in their UK studio for his return there in December. Sadly, Sleazy unexpectedly died in his sleep on the 25th of November in Bangkok. Chris and Cosey made a commitment to Sleazy to complete the Desertshore project picking up from where they left off just prior to his untimely passing. With enthusiastic support and contributions from so many who were close to Sleazy, especially the guest artists whose work he admired: Antony, Marc Almond, Blixa Bargeld, Sasha Grey, and Gaspar Noé. Throughout their 36 year friendship, Carter, Christopherson, and Cosey Fanni Tutti produced many pioneering and acclaimed collaborative works together. These trio sessions were without exception always very productive; ideas that produced many hours of recordings, sound experiments, research in new performance possibilities, visuals, the ongoing design and building of new and innovative instruments; a constant restless exploration of new paths together. The Final Report album was completed from their final 2009/2010 sessions together at Chris and Coseys studio in Norfolk. This album stands as the final report: a celebration, a loving remembrance of their unique partnership. Industrial Records Ltd. is proud to release these two extraordinary recordings together." -Industrial.

Artist: CANTU-LEDESMA, JEFRE
Title: Requiem (For Violin & Magnetic Tape)
Format: 10"
Label: Infinite Greyscale
Country: Germany
Price: $33.00
"One-sided canary yellow vinyl. Screen-printed B-side by master screen-printer, Ulrich Schmidt-Novak. Recorded at The Headlands Center for the Arts, California. Violin by Tony Cross. Jefre Cantu-Ledesma (The Alps, Tarentel, Isidore Ducasse, Portraits) delivers here a darkly beautiful and plaintive piece built of violin and tape loops. "Requiem" has a crepuscular quality, but its hard to tell in the half-light if the piece is shifting toward light or darkness. Handmade artwork by artists Paul McDevitt & Cornelius Quabeck using a Risograph printer in combination with spray paint. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin. Released in a numbered edition of 300 which will not be repressed. Includes a photograph, insert, and download code." - Infinite Greyscale.

Artist: OEHLEN, MARKUS
Title: Wanne 4
Format: 10"
Label: Infinite Greyscale
Country: Germany
Price: $30.00
"Renowned German artist and musician Markus Oehlens "Wanne 4", an homage to the sound of The Feelies early recordings, is a beautiful piece of woozy instrumental techno for people who prefer Palma to Ibiza and Jessy Lanza to Katy Perry. Oehlens first physical release since 2003 (Rock & Roll Is Here to Die, Blue Chopsticks). Single sided mint-green 10" with screen-printed B-side. Includes numbered insert, photograph, and download code for "Wanne 4" plus two bonus tracks. Handmade artwork by Paul McDevitt and Cornelius Quabeck. Screenprint by Ulrich Schmidt-Novak. Mastered by Rashad Becker at D&M, Berlin. Numbered edition of 300." - Infinite Greyscale. Excellent 10” from OEHLEN, brother of ALBERT and member of MITTAGSPAUSE, JAILHOUSE, VAN OEHLEN, etc..

Artist: SALOMAN, GABRIEL
Title: Riots Dont Just Happen
Format: 10"
Label: Infinite Greyscale
Country: Germany
Price: $33.00
"One-sided cherry red vinyl. Screen-printed B-side by master screen-printer, Ulrich Schmidt-Novak. Composed for a dance of the same name, choreographed by Daisy Karen Thompson. Gabriel Saloman (Yellow Swans, Mudsuckers) begins Riots Dont Just Happen with a shuddering drum roll before settling into a series of brooding, rumbling guitar drones. Military drums disrupt the standoff and with this call to arms, tension swiftly mounts as the atmosphere becomes denser and increasingly claustrophobic. Handmade artwork by Paul McDevitt & Cornelius Quabeck using a Risograph printer in combination with spray paint. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin. Numbered edition of 300 which will not be repressed. Includes a photograph, insert, and download code." - Infinite Greyscale.

Artist: REMA-REMA
Title: Entry / Exit
Format: 12"
Label: Inflammable Material
Country: UK
Price: $20.00
""Entry" is the last remaining track from the late 1979 recordings at Pathway Studios that produced the 4AD 12" Wheel In The Roses the following year. At six minutes, too long for the studio side of that release, the track has been transferred from the original master tapes, cleaned up and is accompanied here with an instrumental version. Tightly-wound, with the typical Rema-Rema elements of Moe Tucker-style pounding (cymbal-free) drums, relentless basslines and Marco Pirronis feedback-laden guitar, this song probably hinted more at Rema-Remas future path, with its intricate dual vocals, delicate synth motif and a melodic potential. Lyric/photo insert." - Inflammable Material.
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Artist: DUCKTAILS
Title: Live on WFMU
Format: LP
Label: Inflated
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
Recorded 2009. Hand-numbered edition of 500.
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Artist: ELOE OMOE
Title:
Format: 12"
Label: Infrasound
Country: USA
Price: $9.50
"Eloe Omoe is a bass and drums duo of rock refusers from Charlestown, MA. Driven by tandem tactics of low-end subterfuge and drum tumble, their aggressive abstractions and brown sound rumble have stopped shows, upset stomachs, rattled skulls, and melted minds. Recorded live and unrehearsed in the industrial wastelands of the Northeast, this debut release charts Eloe Omoes real-time navigations through arrhythmic tensioning and hypersonic squall. Their clairvoyant collaborations are way-the-fuck-out and abrasive; this quick spinner offers short attention span jams of ecstatic thrash interrupted by satanic screech and space jitter." - Infrasound.

Artist: IRVINE, CAMPBELL
Title: Removal of the Six Armed Goddess
Format: 12"
Label: Infrastructure New York
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
“Infrastructure presents the debut record from Campbell Irvine, the outsider talent who hails from Australia and has recently re-located to Berlin. Part industrial mantra, part musique concrète, this captivating debut continues Infrastructures re-launch, bringing genuine new talent to the table. The classically-trained violinist, who until recently had little background or experience in electronic music, has put together a deeply ritualistic study in textural, layered compositions inspired by Middle Eastern traditions and rhythms. With a nod to the influential work of artists such as Muslimgauze, Irvine has constructed a complex world of electro-acoustic elements, carefully processed and arranged field recordings, acoustic percussion and Arabic sound-bytes.” - Infrastructure New York.

Artist: DAUBY, YANNICK
Title: Waa Jie Meng Xuun
Format: LP
Label: Ini Itu
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
"Frogs from Taiwan meet modular synthesizers. Darmstadt is in the jungle. With three postcards. Hand-numbered edition of 250." -Ini Itu.

Artist: FREIBAND
Title: Stainless Steel
Format: LP
Label: Ini Itu
Country: Netherlands
Price: $19.00
"One side of molten, acid-bathed gamelan, with decay and textural corrosion magnified and enhanced, one side of arcanely wired machines spitting out shifting binary patterns. Plus two locked grooves at no extra charge. Edition of 250 copies." -Ini Itu

Artist: SUN RA
Title: Cosmos
Format: CD
Label: Inner City
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Cosmos is one of Sun Ras most coherent and even accessible recordings of the 1970s. The music is both avant-garde and accessible, one of the high points of the decade for Sun Ra." - Inner City.

Artist: SUN RA
Title: Live In Montreux
Format: Double CD
Label: Inner City
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
"Live At Montreux, a two-CD reissue that features Ras Arkestra coming up with their own versions of both swing standards and futuristic originals." - Inner City.

Artist: LEMAIRE, DANIELLE
Title: Darling
Format: LP
Label: Inner Landscapes
Country: Netherlands
Price: $20.00
"In may of 1998 Danielle Lemaire brought out the LP Darling.The LP contains 48.21 minutes of music,with hits like "Will we eat ice cream?"/"Boomboom"/"Darling" and authentic soundtakes from travels of Danielle through the Netherlands, the Arabic Emirates, Poland, Ireland and the United States during some years.The record is dedicated to Lucia Pamela." Edition of 300.

Artist: LEMAIRE, DANIELLE
Title: De Poppenspeeldoos
Format: Cass
Label: Inner Landscapes
Country: Netherlands
Price: $12.00
"40 tracks; 20 pieces of original mechanical organ and musicboxes; 20 known and unknown songs of Danielle Lemaire. 1999" - Inner Landscapes.

Artist: LEMAIRE, DANIELLE
Title: Dear Mr. Lynch
Format: CD
Label: Inner Landscapes
Country: Netherlands
Price: $29.00
Edition of 100. “In a beautiful exclusive handmade box with embroidary on top (made in China) and photobook of people at the beach, Xiamen, 2010.
Artist Jim Shaw bought a copy of dear mr.Lynch for his wife, artist Marnie Weber, in 2013.” - Danielle Lemaire.

Artist: LEMAIRE, DANIELLE
Title: From Nothing They Come
Format: Cass
Label: Inner Landscapes
Country: Netherlands
Price: $12.00
"Cassette with 60 minutes of music, 34 pieces, homemade.Most of the songs are done at home by Danielle. Some pieces are from liveperformances in Tilburg,1998, Eindhoven 1998 and Amsterdam 1997/1998. Unique." - Inner Landscapes.

Artist: LEMAIRE, DANIELLE
Title: It All Begins With Singing
Format: Cass
Label: Inner Landscapes
Country: Netherlands
Price: $12.00
"Cassette ,60 minutes,with new songs,some sung live at the Art Academy of Den Bosch,september 1998,and several pieces from rehearsels and playing at home and at TROEP,an estafette-exhibition held in Tilburg,in the summer of 1998" - Inner Landscapes.

Artist: LEMAIRE, DANIELLE
Title: Lucia Pamela: The Story of a Document Humain
Format: Book + CD
Label: Inner Landscapes
Country: Netherlands
Price: $15.00
Edition of 250. “In 1998 Danielle Lemaire got to know the music and drawings of Lucia Pamela (United States, 1904-2002). She felt an immediate affinity with Pamelas -relatively unknown- work. Since then Danielle Lemaire works on a comprehensive project around this eccentric lady – including a documentary film (85 minutes), photographs, films, drawings, music, audio-and book publications and a comprehensive archive of correspondence-and research materials.

Lucia Pamela, entertainer,outsider artist, first woman on the moon and Miss St.Louis in 1927, was leader of one of the first female swingbands in the 1920s and 30s in the South of the United States and made the album Into Outer Space With Lucia Pamela in 1969.

The music and songs on this LP are about Lucias trip to the moon and are recorded there. The LP (label Gulfstream Records) in the meantime has become a rare collectors item.

Danielle Lemaire researched the progression and production of this wonderous album and the remarkable life of Lucia Pamela. Amongst those Danielle Lemaire received support from Pamelas grandson, Hollywood filmmaker, Dale Rosenbloom. He commissioned Lemaire to make a documentary on his grandmother when he noticed the flourishing friendship between Lemaire and Pamela.

Danielle met Pamela several times, befriended her and her “American Dream” family, who are owners of the football team The St.Louis Rams. This was a unique entrance into the life Lucia Pamela and her family-that otherwise would have remained closed.” - Inner Landscapes.

Artist: LEMAIRE, DANIELLE
Title: Perfect Surroundings
Format: 10"
Label: Inner Landscapes
Country: Netherlands
Price: $20.00
"EDITION OF 200. 11 beautiful songs and electronic pieces. 2005 release." - Inner Landscapes. Partner and collaborator with Jan van Den Dobbelsteen (see titles listed below).

Artist: LEMAIRE, DANIELLE
Title: Traces in Waste
Format: CD
Label: Inner Landscapes
Country: Netherlands
Price: $19.00
2013 release, edition of 100.

“Layered varieted songs, some influenced by indonesian gamelan and chinese opera and ninety-seventees new age. Some life recordings. ... Dreamy, outspinning, passionate, dead honoust, layered songs.” - Danielle Lemaire.

“Already inside music and art for many years now, I do happen to know Danielle Lemaire pretty well, so she tells me about a lot of her activities. From all the musicians reviewed in the weeklies, there are very few I see on a regular basis, but Miss Lemaire is one. I do know she is in part of Indonesian background and that music and drawing are her main activities. In music, since that is what we are dealing with in Vital Weekly, Lemaire uses voice, small keyboards, percussion and it all has a very personal character. The songs she sings are small and intimate, not always being in tune. That gives her music a slightly outsider like character, but believe me: she is hardly an outsider, and someone who knows what she is doing. On this new release it seems that world music (for the lack of a better word) seems to have an important place. Gamelan like percussive sounds, the Vietnamese music from a sampling project earlier this year and influences from Chinese opera. Although I quite enjoy this, I must be honest: I particularly like the instrumental pieces, such as the largely instrumental Bricks From The Balcony, or the wordless Set Me Free, the long ambient piece of Licht!, or the nasty harmonium of Schaduwtrein. When its all the more obvious singing and playing keyboards, its something Im not that interested in. But as said, this is all highly subjective and highly personal. Not just this reviewers opinion, but also the way Lemaire approaches her music. That is something one either likes very much or not at all. I walk a thin line between that; difficult, but the more experimental pieces proof its possible. Great looking digipack actually, very professionally made!” - Vital Weekly.

Artist: VAN DEN DOBBELSTEEN, JAN/DANIELLE LEMAIRE
Title: Split
Format: LP
Label: Inner Landscapes
Country: Netherlands
Price: $26.00
Jans sounds on this are from an installation utilizing 5 turntables; Danielles are more song based with a low key Mauve Sideshow/Azalia Snail-ish vibe. The jackets and labels are hand drawn/collaged. From 1999.

Artist: PARTCH, HARRY
Title: Enclosure 7: Harry Partch
Format: DVD
Label: Innova
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
Format: 1 DVD: 140 mins. "Harry Partch (like his friend Anaïs Nin) considered his lifes work to be a letter to the world. His last act was going to be to add the enclosures. He never got around to it. After 20 years of working on the Partch archives, Philip Blackburn has now completed the seven-part Enclosures series as it were on his behalf. Enclosure 7, the culminating DVD of this multimedia series, is a monumental tribute to the most significant works of this American original and iconoclast. It includes new versions of his late masterworks and never-before-seen footage that bring us closer to the real Harry behind the myth. The Dreamer That Remains is a documentary produced by Betty Freeman and directed by Stephen Pouliot in 1972. Here is the directors original cut along with his commentary. If youve never seen Partch or his instruments before, this is the place to start. Delusion of the Fury was his magnum opus; a lifetime of instrument-invention and ideas of ritual theater were poured into this giant work. The 1971 film has been resynched and the soundtrack remastered in 5.1 surround sound. The CBS LPs of this work came with a bonus album of Harry introducing his instruments. Unavailable for years, this DVD features this talk along with a slideshow of the instruments. Revelation in the Courthouse Park was Harrys fusion of current pop idolatry with parallel (only a little more sinister) scenes of ancient Greece. Now you can see excerpts of the original 1960 Illinois production, replete with gymnasts, fireworks, and transvestites. And finally, if you ever wondered how a simple recipe for rose petal jam could turn into a hobo dance and a diatribe about music critics, you are in for a treat." NTSC-DVD video, all regions. - Innova.
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Artist: PARTCH, HARRY
Title: Enclosure 8
Format: DVD
Label: Innova
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"In 1985, Philip Blackburn climbed the stairs to an attic in Iowa City and started trying to make sense of the boxes piled up there. They contained a composers lifes work: scrapbooks, tapes, photos, letters, scores, and film reels -- fragile treasures documenting the 20th century from a most unusual viewpoint, perhaps the worlds most original musician: Harry Partch. The idea was to publish them and reveal Harry to the world on his own terms. Not as the crabby, homeless, self-taught microtonal musical weirdo and instrument maker, but as that most American of all artists, a truly independent thinker. With Enclosure 8, the work of bringing them to public attention reaches its apotheosis. The Enclosures series (named for the extras Partch wanted to add to his life-long letter to the world) started appearing in 1995 with a VHS video of four films made in collaboration with the Chicago-based film-maker Madeline Tourtelot. Four CDs, two years and one book later, Enclosure 4 appeared featuring his later films: Delusion of the Fury (his culminating ritual-theater work) and a San Diego Public TV documentary, also on VHS. Now the time has come for these to be issued on DVD, extensively restored, re-synched and digitally-remastered from the extant original prints. Until books and CDs become as obsolete as VHS, the Enclosures series is complete and, taken together with the Harry Partch Collection on New World Records, Partchs entire work is available for the first time. Innovas DVD, Enclosure 8, offers not only a chance to see higher quality versions of previously available material, but it also includes two performances made after Partchs death in 1974: a 1981 staged production of his hitchhiker piece, Barstow, directed by Danlee Mitchell, and a 2006 choreographed version of Castor & Pollux, performed by John Schneiders Ensemble Partch! using replicas of Partchs original set of instruments. Films include: Music Studio -- Harry Partch (1958): Partch takes the viewer on a tour of his Chicago home and plays his microtonal instruments. Includes his demonstration of how the soundtrack for Windsong was made. Windsong (1958): the ancient Greek legend of Daphne and Apollo, transported to Lake Michigan. U.S. Highball (1958; completed 1968): Partch and his ensemble perform a dramatized account of riding the rails during the Depression on a transcontinental hobo trip from California to Chicago. Rotate the Body in All Its Planes (1961): Harrys favorite: a ballet for gymnasts. The DVD is accompanied by a 12-page booklet featuring writings by Philip Blackburn, Danlee Mitchell, and Harry Partch." - Innova. Total running time: 126 mins. NTSC format, all regions.
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Artist: PARTCH, HARRY
Title: Enclosure III
Format: Book
Label: Innova
Country: USA
Price: $96.00
Reprinted! Originally released in 1997 and now available again. An unbelievable 528 page limited edition artbook, produced by Partch historian Philip Blackburn. "Lavishly produced from original documents in the Partch archives, a portrait-chronicle of Partchs life and work. Includes reproductions of Partchs writings, over 300 photographs by Partch and others, letters (with correspondents including John Cage, Anaïs Nin, Kenneth Anger, and many others) lectures, sketches, reviews, drawings, and more." - Innova.
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Artist: BIRCHVILLE CAT MOTEL
Title: Cast Iron Teether
Format: CD
Label: Insample
Country: New Zealand
Price: $14.50
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Artist: INSAMPLE
Title: #2
Format: Mag
Label: Insample
Country: New Zealand
Price: $6.50
More than welcomed reprint of early 90s NZ fanzine. Interviews with Bruce Russell (Dead C.), Richard Youngs, Dadamah, Radiopuhlimet, plus reviews of the Siltbreeze/Majora ilk.
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Artist: INSAMPLE
Title: #3
Format: Mag
Label: Insample
Country: New Zealand
Price: $6.50
More than welcomed reprint of early 90s NZ fanzine. Interviews with Graham Lambkin, overviews of the TV Eye (!! Hypen-Smith, Say Yes To Apes, etc.) and Twisted Village labels plus record reviews of the Majora/Siltbreeze ilk.
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Artist: INSAMPLE
Title: #4
Format: Mag
Label: Insample
Country: New Zealand
Price: $6.50
More than welcomed reprint of early 90s NZ fanzine. Interviews with Blowhole, Cul de Sac, Freek Records, Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments and Brother Love plus record reviews of the Siltbreeze/Majora ilk.
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Artist: INSAMPLE
Title: #5
Format: Mag
Label: Insample
Country: New Zealand
Price: $6.50
More than welcomed reprint of early 90s NZ fanzine. Interviews with Tom Smith (To Live and Shave In L.A.) Witcyst and a Dead C. U.S. tour diary, plus record reviews of the Majora/Siltbreeze ilk.
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Artist: INSAMPLE
Title: #6
Format: Mag
Label: Insample
Country: New Zealand
Price: $6.50
More than welcomed reprint of early 90s NZ fanzine. Interviews with Suburban Reptiles, Ed Wilcox (Temple of Bon Matin) and Union Pole Records plus reviews of the Siltbreeze/Majora ilk.
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Artist: COMIC BOOK OPERA
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Insight
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
ComicBook"..instrumental band with an experimental and jazzy edge. Some pieces also have an Eastern feel. Not something I usual listen to but its a nice listen in fact. Sometimes it gets a bit too free jazz, especially with the saxophone. ..Connie (saxophones, funeral horn) and Jesse Walkershaw (bass) are the core members of the band. Other members play drums, keyboards, guitar, cheesy organ and tabla." - Phoenix Hairpin.

"Sometimes compared to SOFT MACHINE or GONG, this all-instrumental 1988 release is actually a very minimal and quite melodic trio of sax, bass and drums with just occasional touches of guitar and keyboards, and the sound is much less jazzy than it is cinematic, evocative and upbeat."- Insight.

Same label that brought us Glorious Din and Spahn Ranch. Sealed copies of this 1988 release.


Artist: GLORIOUS DIN
Title: Leading Stolen Horses
Format: LP
Label: Insight
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"One of the true lost gems of West Coast gothic postpunk, this 1985 release was the first for the band led by Sri Lankan expat singer-songwriter Eric Cope. Taking the darker moments of JOY DIVISION as a starting point but leaving behind the industrial angst and fury for a rich and soulful melancholy that seamlessly blends first and third world cultures, they built something else entirely with insistent tribal rhythms, atmospheric guitar work, and Erics ghostly and desolate vocals, all with fine recording and production." -Insight.

"One of the best shows I went to in San Francisco during 1984 was the Glorious Din & Trial gig. This show really changed my life & made realize that I had to follow my dreams. Both of these bands were local bands, but they had created this killer post-punk sound that could hold its own with any band from anywhere. Around this time, Glorious Din released their classic album Leading Stolen Horses. This album is a post-punk gem that many people have never heard – trust me, after one listen you will be hooked. Every song on Leading Stolen Horses will touch your spirit in some way. I cant front, their singer Eric Cope could be compared to Ian Curtis, but honestly to me he had his own twisted vocal delivery. Glorious Din songs had these rad tribal drums that cascaded around your skull & then waltzed with your brain cells. Whats strange is that when I was younger, I believed this album gave me intelligence – with each listen, I learned more about my being.The guitar licks on this album are catchy & eternal, which puts you in a transcendental state. Their song Cello Tape shows that band was on a plane of their own. Search out this rad band Glorious Din & allow them to paint your world grey" - Sean Reveron, Cvltnation.com.
Original sealed copies (white jacket version) of this 1985 release.
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Artist: YOUNGS, RICHARD & SIMON WICKHAM-SMITH
Title: Veil (For Greg)
Format: CD
Label: Insignificant
Country: USA
Price: $12.50
"Another collaboration from two of the mainstays of UK improv noise experimentation. Less clinical than past efforts, this achieves some sort of clipped dream state via samplers, Moogs, drum machines and electric guitar." - Insignificant. Late 90s release.
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Artist: CIRCLE X
Title: s/t
Format: 12"
Label: Insolito
Country: Germany
Price: $20.00
"Formed 1978 in New York, Circle X was born out of the ashes of No Fun and the I-Holes as Louisvilles first punk rock band. Once the lineup of Circle X solidified, the formerly-punk band lunged headfirst into weirder, artier territory. Whether the big citys burgeoning No Wave scene influenced Circle X or they influenced the scene is unclear; what is clear, though, is that Circle X was the most unique, most mysterious, and most un-heralded band hailing from that place and time. In France for nine months with new manager Bernard Zekri, Circle X toured from their base in Dijon, garnering strong press and stronger public reaction while writing new material as they went. An untitled four-song EP saw the light of day in 1979. That untitled 12-inch debut was practically without antecedent. Its a lurching, squalling monster. Identified only by a symbol on the cover (a spray-painted circle with an "X" through it; the spelled-out name first appeared in 83), it pits Pinottis screeched vocals against Witsiepe and the Letendres bass-less, barely contained distorto-blare. The hatred and rage on this thing is palpable and when it coalesces perfectly with the music, as it does on the lead track, Tender, its pretty damn effective. Nothing sounded like this in 1979. They arrived in New York at the tail end of No Wave, at the same time that equally ornery bands like Swans and Sonic Youth were getting revved up. Circle X are every bit as distinctive and attitudinal as Throbbing Gristle, PiL, Theoretical Girls, DNA, or Mars, yet they dont much sound like any of them. We proudly represent this masterpiece after thirty years again for the public. It has lost none of its intensity and rage. 180 gram vinyl in tip-on jackets that bear the original artwork and poly lined black inner sleeve plus liner notes." - Insolito.
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Artist: FLYING CALVITTOS
Title: Goodbye You Spaghetti Punks
Format: 7"
Label: Insolito
Country: Germany
Price: $11.00
"An obscure Record by an obscure band. A true Australian DIY Classic that isnt much known outside of OZ. Were really proud to get this EP re-released for the first time." - Insolito.
"Flying Calvittos - Goodbye You Spaghetti Punks (Groove Records, Australia 1980) A strange noise-rock monstrosity from the nation behind, come to think of it, some of the finest records in the genre (SPKs "No More," Slugfuckers "Deaf Disco", any early Tactics). This record however is hopelessly obscure, and doesnt have much of a reputation outside of the want lists of Oz-punk completists. That is wrong, wrong! The EP ranges from sick, amazing Electric Eels/X Blank X noise/art/punk howl to Residents-y blubber to the oddly anthemic klutzy and scrappy atmosphere of the title track. It is odd that this band sank without much of a trace, especially as it seems like they hailed from Sydney." - Johan Kugelberg.

Artist: PERFORMING FERRET BAND
Title: s/t
Format: 7"
Label: Insolito
Country: Germany
Price: $12.00
Edition of 300 copies. "Theres a touch of The Fall and the TV Personalities, a little garage and Beat, hints of the rhythm-propelled sounds of the Monochromes, Feelies, Beefheart, Gang of 4/Delta 5 or Diagram Brothers, and a dry wit that had more to do with the Ferrets favorite authors and comedians than anyone from the class of 77, but the Ferrets response to D.I.Y. was all their own." - Hyped 2 Death. "Original released as a 3 track 7" in 1980 we proudly re-issue it with 4 tracks. These 4 tracks are not on the Performing Ferrets LP that will be re-issued from Beat Generation in Spain later this month." - Insolito.

Artist: SLUGFUCKERS
Title: Three Feet Behind Glass/Instant Classic
Format: 12"
Label: Insolito
Country: Germany
Price: $20.00
"TIME TO GET TO KNOW THE SLUGFUCKERS….. The Slugfuckers were started in the late 1970s in Sydney, Australia by Terry Blake (vocals), John Laidler (guitar) and Graham Forsyth (bass) who were all at the time students or recent graduates of the Department of General Philosophy at Sydney University. Craig Wilcox (keyboard), Gordon Renouf (guitar, sax), Austin Laverty (drumkit) joined soon after. They released two extremely rare singles in 1979 which are combined on this 12" and an album in 1981. Bridging the nascence of punk, DIY, and industrial, The Slugfuckers took the true intent of punk and carried it to a logical extreme. With shouted vocals, almost rudimentary playing, volume on ten and many obligatory messy interludes they enthralled, engaged and repelled in equal parts…A raw, underproduced angry attack that bores right into your brain. "It will catch the ears of those who can embrace abstract punk sounds or industrial harshness. To be filed alongside The Homosexuals, The Desperate Bicycles, The Instant Automatons, The Prats, Door and the Window, The Versatile Newts, etc etc. Avant / Post -punk madness that leaves you scratching your skull . Noise historians will wonder over the use of Manson references, Burroughs samples and Anti-art manifestos way before the Industrial boys tried to claim them as their own." - Harbingersound. "...noisier and more abrasive than most first generation industrial stuff, a hell of a lot more punk than, say, The Lewd and intelligent in a scary, vicious bullying kind of way" - Johan Kugelberg, Ugly Things Magazine. Limited to 500 copies, its on 180 gram vinyl in tip-on jackets with the artwork from the EP and poly lined inner sleeve plus liner notes." - Insolito.

Artist: KELDAY, PAUL
Title: Beyond The Perimeters
Format: Cass
Label: Integrated Circuit
Country: UK
Price: $8.50
"analog electronic recordings from July - August 83. cover by Jonathan Coleclough. Kelday was a common name on compilations of the early 80s including "The Elephant Table Album", "New Babel", "Journey to the End of the Night", "Sudden Departure", "Slaughter of the Innocent", and "Integration", although never had any full length releases outside of obscure cassettes like this one on Colin Potters label." - Eric Lanzillotta.
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Artist: KELDAY, PAUL
Title: Centuries
Format: Cass
Label: Integrated Circuit
Country: UK
Price: $9.00
"an hour of untitled analog synthesizer tracks on the border between cosmic electronics and the stark textures of early industrial music."
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Artist: KELDAY, PAUL
Title: Eschatus
Format: Cass
Label: Integrated Circuit
Country: UK
Price: $9.00
"perhaps more tense and aggressive than some of his others works, these two long pieces of analog electronics (from 1981-82) nonetheless retain his signature psychedelic feel. silly cover, but nice music." - Anomalous.
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Artist: KELDAY, PAUL
Title: Worlds Apart
Format: Cass
Label: Integrated Circuit
Country: UK
Price: $9.00
"Very intense, dark electronics. Amongst the best non-melodic electronic music being produced in this country at this moment." - Colin Potter. Cover by Jonathan Coleclough.
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Artist: NEW 7TH MUSIC
Title: Hypatia
Format: Cass
Label: Integrated Circuit
Country: UK
Price: $9.00
"Two long improvisations of an organic nature. More acoustic than Modella." - Colin Potter. Recorded 12-12-82.
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Artist: NEW 7TH MUSIC
Title: Modella
Format: Cass
Label: Integrated Circuit
Country: UK
Price: $8.50
"Improvised music in the truest sense of the word, using many acoustic and electronic instruments. There arent many people working in this totally open way - most are too afraid. Some excellent passages where everything falls into place." - Colin Potter. "NSM were another band which popped up on many compilations in the early 80s (such as "Born Out of Dreams", "The Elephant Table Album", "Journey to the End of the Night", "Sudden Departure" and "Integration"), but never had an LP out. still they made some very nice sounds, and despite appearing in the company of post-industrial acts mostly, they were more of the free music variety, albeit a bit more cosmic. they probably owed more to Anima, than TG." - Eric Lanzillotta.
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Artist: POTTER, COLIN
Title: Recent History Vols. 1 & 2
Format: Double Cass
Label: Integrated Circuit
Country: UK
Price: $16.50
Reissue of cassettes from the highly sought after Integrated Circuits label. In the last 20+ years Potter has collaborated with Organum, Andrew Chalk, Nurse With Wound, Ora, Christoph Heeman and many more. "Mainly tracks recorded over the last few years [this was written in Autumn 1990] but unreleased, plus lost pieces from long-deleted LPs and tapes (most of which have been remixed). Vol. 1 has fairly gentle & melodic pieces, whilst Vol. 2 contains tracks with a harder edge." - Colin Potter
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Artist: RICCI, VITO
Title: A Symphony For Amiga
Format: LP
Label: Intelligent Instruments
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Intelligent Instruments, a new imprint co-founded by Gary Abugan of Invisible City Editions, will launch with Vito Riccis Symphony For Amiga full-length.
Riccis prescient, weird music was brought to light last year with I Was Crossing A Bridge, an 18-track collection of his 80s productions curated by Music From Memory. That Amsterdam reissue label has been well-received among digger types, and RAs Aaron Coultate said "its hard to imagine a package that better sums up the [Music From Memorys] purpose than I Was Crossing A Bridge."
Hes fallen in with another crew of avid record collectors for his latest release, namely Abugan and his friend Sanna Almajedi. Almajedi and Abugan are currently involved in an art show centered around the 80s home computer, the Commodore Amiga. Juno Plus reports the upcoming New York exhibition focuses on the Amigas "history and usage in music." The show is called Intelligent Instruments, and the music on Symphony For Amiga was commissioned specifically for the event. Ricci made the six-track LP using Laurie Spiegels Music Mouse program, which was coded in 1985 for Amiga Music." - Resident Advisor.

Artist: CITAY/CLOUDLAND CANYONS
Title: Split
Format: 7"
Label: Intercoastal Artists
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"This is both bands first 7-inch record and they chose to (selflessly) pay homage to GALAXIE 500. CLOUDLAND CANYON (Holy Mountain, Kranky, Tee Pee) steps out from behind the curtain to reveal just a little bit about themselves and their influences. Galaxie 500 filled the gap between the Velvet Underground and the American branch of shoegaze, exemplified by the Lilys, Ropers, Slumberland Records (etc.). Cloudland Canyon has taken Galaxy 500s "Temperatures Rising" (from Today), along with all of these aforesaid influences, and pushed them further out, out, out into outer space. How can you stare at your shoes when youre this far out? Cloudland Canyon! Meanwhile CITAY (Dead Oceans) display their musical prowess and courage by tackling the revered "Tugboat." Citay are known for making 21st century prog, though this doesnt become apparent until the end of the track. Mostly, they do a straight, maybe even a little stripped down, cover of this pop masterpiece. Citay, nay EZRA FEINBERG, spent some time in PIANO MAGIC and this cover should do his former mates proud. This track also appears on the Citays new album Dream Get Together on Dead Oceans, but is best heard as a single." -Intercoastal Artists

Artist: HILLS
Title: Master Sleeps
Format: LP
Label: Intergalactic Tactics
Country: Sweden
Price: $22.00
"The 2nd album from Swedish heavy psych / spacerock band is nothing else than a masterpiece! Music taken from parts of psychedelic, drone and evil death. Unsacred mantras echoing from the depths below! Recommended for friends of THE STOOGES, GILA, GERMAN OAK, SYD BARRETT, YAHOWA 13, BARN OWL, WOODEN SHJIPS to mention a few." - Intergalactic Tactics.

"Though they dont quite hit the same level of fiery abandon as their similarly named American brethren White Hills, these Swedish psych rangers do share quite a few things in common with the NYC noisemakers. Germinating from the same love of the Space Rock-Krautrock axis that brought forth Wooden Shjips, Expo 70, and forefathers like Hawkwind and German Oak, Hills inhabit a low gravity, groove-oriented plateau of guitar-heavy psych that at times ventures into the same Eastern territories that UK guitar-slinger Rick Tomlinsons explores in his Voice of the Seven Thunders project. Hills S/T debut sold out in a quick run of 300 and was a worthy piece to get your hands on; this will surely go just as quickly, and is just as much fun as its predecessor." - Andy French, Raven Sings The Blues/Altered Zones.
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Artist: HILLS
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Intergalactic Tactics
Country: Sweden
Price: $22.00
"Swedish rock / kraut / psyche outfit Hills deliver some varied styles across this limited slab of import wax. "Death 1" is a gritty, low-slung piece of psycedelic post-punk jamming. A gorgeously filthy bass holds the grooves while feedback experiments and time mangled vocals flood the mix - sweaty and dirty music for the dungeons. "Ex Oblivious" is a tripped out interlude track with some sci-fi guitar picking and dreamy sea tones. On side B we get some echoed flute accompanying lush guitar licks and a live jam thats got some of Wooden Shjips epic tones and resonances. The record as a whole has a warm organic feel to it that hugs the sences and rubs the mind. I love it!" - Picadilly. Edition of 300 copies.
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Artist: GOLDEN DAWN
Title: Power Plant
Format: LP
Label: International Artists
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
Exact repro 180g vinyl edition of this all-time classic TX psych album. "One of the most powerful Intl Artists albums, released in 1968. Some will go so far as to say that this album defines the Texas third-mind psych revolution, even more so than Easter Everywhere. The combinations of Eastern-tinged philosophical lingering, staggering hallucinogenics and pure Texan dirt produced a legitimate monster of its time." - International Artists.
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Artist: ALESSANDRONI, ALESSANDRO
Title: Angoscia
Format: LP
Label: Intervallo
Country: Italy
Price: $27.00
"Originally released in 1975 by Italian label Octopus Records, a label devoted to thematic libraries, Angoscia is one of the best works by Italian composer Alessandro Alessandroni. Famous for his film-score work -- often with such masters as Piero Umiliani and Ennio Morricone, with whom he collaborated to create some truly immortal soundtracks (especially those written for Sergio Leone) -- Alessandroni also developed a parallel career as an author of library music, freely crossing and touching every music genre. Alone, or together with friends and pupils like Rino de Filippi (aka Gisteri) and Giuliano Sorgini (aka Raskovich), he always managed to push the boundaries of experimentation, but with great taste and personality, never giving up on the majestic orchestrations characteristic of his art. Angoscia, released when Alessandroni was at his creative peak, features 12 tracks revolving around the albums core theme of angoscia, or anguish; the pieces move through dismay, desperation, uncertainty, pride, resignation, frustration, desolation, agony, prostration, obsession, and, finally, fear. Thirty minutes of anguish have never seemed so enticing and nuanced... Edition of 300 copies; first-ever reissue; remastered sound." - Intervallo.
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Artist: H. TICAL
Title: Impact: Synthesized Sound And Music
Format: LP
Label: Intervallo
Country: Italy
Price: $27.00
"Intervallo present a reissue of H. Ticals, aka Armando Sciascia, Impact: Synthesized Sound And Music, originally released in 1971. From the very first second, Impact: Synthesized Sound And Music is a difficult, icy release, embracing many cornerstones of what would become known as industrial music. These 16 sonic experiments are totally devoted to VCS3 synthesizers, which are the main architects of whirling escapes, white noise, and sonic landscapes in the mood of early Warp releases. Impact: Synthesized Sound And Music was originally released via Armando Sciascias Vedette label in 1971, under the alias H. Tical. Its a really peculiar library music album, filled with incredibly contemporary sounds and atmospheres. Unlike Distortions by Blue Phantom (1971), whose super groovy and almost hard-prog tracks are all credited to H. Tical, this is a totally different sonic planet - and its difficult to figure out what kind of images could be paired with such an extreme experiment, which is a one-of-a-kind effort in Sciascias more traditional career as a composer. Moreover, the musical delirium is enhanced by the usual beauty of the titles, such as "Colluvium", "Metastasis", "Trigonos", "Intercosmic", "Rubidio", or "Laser", mixing Latin and English. This is a wonderful, alienating album made of "static" music, totally estranged from the idea of movement. A true desert island album, or better said, an abandoned planet album. Edition of 400." - Intervallo.

Artist: IACOUCCI, GERARDO
Title: Simbolismo Psichedelico
Format: LP
Label: Intervallo
Country: Italy
Price: $27.00
"Gerardo Iacoucci attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston and, later, founded the Scuola Popolare di Musica di Testaccio in Rome, but he is mainly remembered as an excellent jazz pianist. During his long career, the musician born in Veroli, Italy, explored -- with great dedication and talent -- various different music genres and recorded many libraries, many of which qualify as small masterpieces. One of the most famous is Simbolismo Psichedelico, originally released in 1970 by the small Deneb label (home of other heavyweights such as Alessandro Alessandroni, Amedeo Tommasi, Stefano Torossi, and Daniela Casa), and also pressed in France by the St Germain des Prés label with the title Symbolisme Psychédélique. These 11 tracks tirelessly explore the boundaries of an "expressive urge," which is the signature style of a master like Iacoucci. The disturbing atmospheres of "Fantasmi Lunari," the avant-garde drive of "Ipnosi" and "Inibizioni" (two short sketches at the end of the album), and the free mood of "Psicopatologia" are just a few among the best and most essential moments of this gem. There are no limits or fears in Simbolismo Psichedelico -- this is an incredible, and truly hallucinatory, sensory experience. Edition of 300 copies; first-ever reissue; remastered sound." - Intervallo.

Artist: VA
Title: La Natura E LUomo
Format: LP
Label: Intervallo
Country: Italy
Price: $27.00
"Intervallo present a reissue of La Natura E LUomo, originally released in 1973. Intervallos third reissue in the incredible series of nature-themed libraries originally released in the first half of the 70s by Cardium, Chic, Nereide, Musical, Rhombus, Spring, and Weekend labels. Real hardcore collector items which gave birth to a small cult during the last four decades. La Natura E LUomo, (Italian for "nature and mankind"), first came out in 1973; despite being part of the same series as Biologia Marina (1973) and Ittiologia (1973) (part of Intervallos reissue series), it is actually a different affair, in which the avant-garde urge partly leaves room for sweeter, acoustic atmospheres. But there are also amazing examples of ambient experimentations such as "Protozoi" or "Venus", both featured in two versions. The main characters of this release are pretty much the same ones we met in the other volumes: Alessandro Alessandroni, Franco Tamponi, and Amedeo Tommasi. La Natura E LUomo also introduces two new names: Marco Di Marco, author of the tracks with a more definite easy listening mood, is a pianist and a jazz composer from Bologna, while the alias Kema hides Alessandronis wife, the amazingly talented Giulia De Muittis, who was an equally formidable force. She and her husband are responsible for the most enticing tracks of the album: "Bassa Marea", "Pescatori", and "Venus". Edition of 400." - Intervallo.

Artist: KATSOULIS, VANGELIS
Title: The Sleeping Beauties: A Collection of Early and Unreleased Works
Format: LP
Label: Into The Light
Country: Greece
Price: $25.00
“Into The Light Records go deeper into the archives of Vangelis Katsoulisafter featuring him on their highly-acclaimed compilation, A Journey Into Greek Electronic Music, Classics & Rarities. A great selection (as youd expect) of ambient/new age gems from this king of Greek electronics. Seven tracks from Katsoulis back-catalog and four unreleased tracks.” - Into The Light.

Artist: THEODORAKIS, GEORGE
Title: The Rules of the Game (Original Studio Recordings 1978-1996)
Format: Double LP
Label: Into The Light
Country: Greece
Price: $30.00
"Into The Light Records continues to shine light on the undiscovered heritage of Greek electronic music, highlighting the work of prolific Greek composer George Theodorakis on the labels third archival release. The Rules of the Game features mostly unreleased studio recordings Theodorakis made between 1978 and 1996, with the addition of selected material taken from his sought-after Margo and Sima LPs. George Theodorakis is the son of legendary Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis. Unlike his father, George only released four albums -- pressed in small quantities -- over a period of time spanning nearly two decades. Despite such limited official output, Theodorakis was intensely involved in music. George has always had the privilege of owning a well-equipped home studio -- the SSR Studio (1976-1984) and later the Theta Studio (1985-1987, 1993-1997) -- where hed spend most of his days working, often completely losing all track of time. These studios provided the ideal environment where he could explore new synthesized sounds and freely experiment. Although Theodorakis music can be considered reclusive, esoteric and personal -- especially if measured against the standards of most Greek productions of the same time -- a number of his compositions found their way into the soundtracks of theater plays, TV series, dance performances, etc. Theodorakis work was probably too forward-looking to meet with wider success and appeal to a broad audience back then; The Rules of the Game hopes to finally earn the composer the attention and acclaim his music undoubtedly deserves." - Into the Light.

Artist: FAMILY UNDERGROUND
Title: Candle Fingers Part One and Two
Format: CDR
Label: Into The Lunar Night
Country: Denmark
Price: $13.00
"This one is a special one from the Lunar crew we had Stefan Neville (Pumice) chillin at our place the week before we left for the UK and one night while making this release ready Sara asked if he wanted to make the cover drawing cause nothing is for free hehe! so the FU went out to the waffle cone to do the final tour jam and coming home later that night we found that Stefan had drawn it all plus even an innersleeve. those kiwis are fast man! much unlike the the usual Lunar speed of things. so here goes candle fingers with two 15 minutes plus tracks. and colour printed covers courtesy of Stefan Neville." -Into The Lunar Night
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Artist: FAMILY UNDERGROUND
Title: Familiar Places
Format: LP
Label: Into The Lunar Night
Country: Denmark
Price: $24.00
"a wild blend of earthqake drones and microphone whispers. it comes in an edition of 300 copies and with black covers and minimal screenprinting." - Into The Lunar Night.
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Artist: KAEZM
Title: Loom
Format: CDR
Label: Into The Lunar Night
Country: Denmark
Price: $13.00
"first full length solo from nicolas of family underground. two tracks." - into the lunar night.

Artist: SILVERCORDS
Title: Sapphire Staircase
Format: CDR
Label: Into The Lunar Night
Country: Denmark
Price: $13.00
"the follow up to the time-lag cd-r of heaviness. this one is a bit more harsh and not as drone heavy as earlier efforts." - into the lunar night.

Artist: STRANGE GIRLS
Title: s/t
Format: Lathe Cut 10"
Label: Into The Lunar Night
Country: Denmark
Price: $20.00
"This group consisted(its been awhile since I talked to CJA so I guess they dont rehearse anymore) anyways the strange girls was a band to be reckoned with the members were CJA(of Armpit and on and on) Sugar Jon, and Motty Kat Smokehouse. I released this after F,.L.O.W.E.R had done a split lathe LP with Armpit and a warm overseas friendship had blossomed through the satelite conversations on the web, F,.L.O.W.E.R later mutated into family underground that was the first LP we did in an edition of 30 copies!" - Into the Lunar Night. Hand drawn jackets. Restock of this 2002 release. Last copies.
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Artist: KAPOTTE MUZIEK & LETHE
Title: Tsurumai
Format: CD
Label: Intransitive
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Recorded in the industrial city of Nagoya, Japan, Tsurumai is an expansive album of rough electro-acoustic music. Starting from a few small clicks, the music steadily grows outward, uneasily shifting and expanding. Rude bumps interrupt narcotic drones, the telltale human hands of improvisation disappear into a mysterious group sound, acoustic and digital elements blur, vision fails, and time stops...Frans de Waard began his Kapotte Muziek (literally broken music) project in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, in 1984, and went on to found the Korm Plastics label. In Nagoya, KM met up with Kuwyama Kiyoharu, aka Lethe, an omnivorous multi-instrumentalist whose work typically takes advantage of some acoustic peculiarity of the space in which it is recorded." - Intransitive.

Artist: KOMMISSAR HJULER & MAMA BAER
Title: Asylum Lunaticum
Format: CD
Label: Intransitive
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Intimate, absurd, feral and aggressive in its homemade weirdness, the music of Kommissar Hjuler & Mama Bär has been a well-kept secret for too long. Hjuler & Bär have self-published their dada-esque sound poetry experiments on small-edition lathe-cut LPs, tapes and CDRs for years, usually adorning them with elaborate junk sculptures and paintings. Intransitive is proud to collect their best recordings so far onto a single, widely available CD so that anyone can hear the music without making a major financial investment. The husband and wife duo uses deceptively simple means -- typically just their voices, a cassette-tape recorder and a microphone -- to create astonishing suburban dramas that are somehow both sweetly charming and staggeringly psychotic, sometimes at the same time. Join Kommissar Hjuler and Mama Bär as they perform acts of banal heroics, like exploring the basement... taking their son for a bicycle ride... walking with a red shirt into a field of cattle... pondering reforms made to the Danish police system... all viewed through the unhinged lens. Kommissar Hjuler & Mama Bär are painters, sculptors, film-makers and musicians based in Flensberg, Germany, near the Danish border. Their artwork has been exhibited in galleries and at festivals around the world. They collaborated with like-minded artists such as Thurston Moore, Arnulf Meifert, John Weise, Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock, Jan Iwers and Af Ursin, among many others." "Asylum Lunaticum is not just another name or title, its an almost too harmless a description of the family Hjuler/Bar. Over decades, Kommisar Hjuler provided me with his sick but mind-blowing art. So rare their works are, its truly time to dig em out and show the world! This CD shall do so." -- Rudolf Eb.er (R&G/Schimpfluch-Commune Int.)

Artist: NMPERIGN/JASON LESCALLEET
Title: Love Me Two Times
Format: Double CD
Label: Intransitive
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"The highly anticipated double-CD epic by Jason Lescalleet (tape loops) and nmperign (Bhob Rainey - soprano sax, and Greg Kelley - trumpet). The result of six years of live and studio collaboration, LM2X is by far the most ambitious and uncompromising statement yet by this formidable trio. The album begins as a more-or-less straight documentary-style recording of group improvisation, but dont get too comfortable... over the course of the next two hours, the ground steadily shifts, the bottom drops out, and any expectations a listener may have had going in are thoroughly trampled. Fans will find the usual ingredients here: crusty old reel-to-reel tape decks, cheap keyboards, amplified and acoustic horns...but rude tape splices, violent humor, and confusingly degraded fidelity push the music far from safe territory. The visceral drama of LM2X does not neatly spell out its intentions, nor does it signal exactly what it has up its sleeve. It exists in its own universe, demands repeat listens and to be taken on its own terms." - Intransitive.
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Artist: MAMMATUS
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Invada
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
2006 release. "MAMMATUS are a new four piece rock band from Santa Cruz, California. The album consists of four long tracks, the longest, "Dragon of the Deep Part 2" clocks in at a staggering 25 minutes long. With an excess of fuzz and wah noise they manage to combine all the best b-its of 70s psychedelic rock with the sonic attack of early Monster Magnet as they simultaneously enter the realm of heavy drone sludge rock. The sleeve of this album was crafted by ARIK ROPER who has also worked with likes of Sleep, Sunn O))), Comets on Fire and Arthur Magazine. Since forming at the begining of 2005 Mammatus have been playing regularly in their native town of Santa Cruz and in venues in San Fransisco, which has gathered them lots of praise and interest. They are embarking on an intense nation wide tour with their friends Residual Echoes this summer." -Holy Mountain. Limited UK vinyl editon.

Artist: FAHEY, JOHN
Title: Paintings
Format: Hardcover Book
Label: Inventory Press
Country: USA
Price: $38.00
"The much-revered avant-garde guitarist John Fahey (1939-2001) incorporated influences ranging from folk, blues, and bluegrass to classical music, musique concrete, and noise in his primarily acoustic guitar-based compositions. Considered a legend by many, Fahey released upward of three dozen LPs in his lifetime.

Relatively late in life, Fahey extended his so-called American Primitive approach beyond music, and into the creation of a substantial body of paintings. Painting on found poster board and discarded spiral notebook paper, working with tempera, acrylic, spray paint, and magic marker, Faheys intuitive approach echoes the action painters and abstract expressionists. His painting studio floated from motel bed to motel bed and eventually ended up in his home in Salem, Oregon. The same alluring and tranquilizing aesthetics that defines much of Faheys musical output are equally present in his paintings.

The first publication focusing on his visual output, John Fahey: Paintings, edited in collaboration with Audio Visual Arts (AVA), is illustrated with 92 plates and is accompanied by essays from Keith Connolly, founding member of No-Neck Blues Band, and the critic Bob Nickas." - Inventory Press.

Artist: GROUPER
Title: He Knows
Format: 7"
Label: IOG
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
Originally released on JYRK as a 3" CDR in 2005, now self-released in an edition of 500 copies in silkscreened sleeves. Limited to one per person.
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Artist: GROUPER/ ROY MONTGOMERY
Title: Split
Format: LP
Label: IOG
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Roys side is a live and different version of the Fantasia on a theme by Sandy Bull originally released on Drunken Fish box set Harmony of the Spheres. Grouper side is some new songs and field recording. Each record comes with an extra of an 11 x 11 silk screened insert of a drawing by Liz Harris (gold on black.)" - IOG.
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Artist: GROUPER/INCA ORE
Title: Split
Format: LP
Label: IOG
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"Split record between Oaklands Inca Ore (Eva Saelens of Alarmist, Jackie-O Motherfucker, prior releases include BRUTE NATURE VS WILD MAGIC, The Birds in the Bushes, Birthday of Bless You) and Portlands Grouper (Liz Harris of Grouper, Krueger, Badgerlore, prior releases include Way Their Crept, Wide, Cover the Windows and the Walls and Dragging a Dead Deer Up A Hill). This split was a collaboration put together during the late winter of 2007 while both were living in Portland. Evas material was made in Morelia, Mexico during and inspired by a journey through that part of the world earlier that same winter. Her side is a return to Eva performing solo, lonely and haunting. The sounds of feeling tried, and of exploring some dark realm of the spirit are apparent, and quite beautiful to listen to. A chorus of distorted cave-bound vocals, melodies that soar upwards and float back down into horror film loops. Groupers side finds a return to the Wurlitzer keyboard, fragmented and layered. Songs separate and return to meet in uprooted refrains, at once disarming and soothing. Similar sense of some grey kind of journey rooted in both physical and ethereal worlds. Self-released by Eva and Liz." - IOG. First pressing (brown jacket).

Artist: GROUPER/INCA ORE
Title: Split
Format: LP
Label: IOG
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Self-released second vinyl pressing of the split by Inca Ore and Grouper. Initially self-released on tape in 2007. This version has new black and white artwork. Though its a proper split, each side resonates strongly with the other--hissing and dream-sick, songs whispered in the dark. Inca Ores side is feverish and haunted, much of it recorded while on a somewhat nightmarish journey taken through Mexico several years ago. Groupers side is distorted and pitch-twisted Wurlitzer and guitar songs, recorded during a rain heavy winter, about unexplainable disappearances, invisible structures." - IOG.

Artist: COHEN, IRA
Title: Poems & Rants
Format: CDR
Label: Ira Cohen
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
The Gershwin Hotel, NYC, February 24, 2004. "Ira Cohen was born in 1935. In the 1960s he was in Tangier, where he edited and published GNAOUA, which featured William Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Jack Smith, and Irving Rosenthal. He subsequently became "the Father of Mylar Photography," making celebrated photographs in bendable mirrors of Jimi Hendrix, Charles Ludlam, Alejandro Jodorowsky, and Robert LaVigne, among others. In 1966 he brought out The Hashish Cookbook under the name of Panama Rose, and Jilala, an LP record of Moroccan trance music, and two years later he directed and starred in the award-winning film The Invasion of Thunderbolt Pagoda. In the 1970s he went to Kathmandu and started the Starstreams Poetry Series under the Bardo Matrix imprint, publishing on rice paper the work of writers such as Gregory Corso, Charles Henri Ford, Angus MacLise, and Paul Bowles. He also published his own work including Poems from the Cosmic Crypt, Seven Marvels, and Gilded Splinters." - The Beat Museum.
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Artist: V/A
Title: The Conet Project: Recordings of Short-Wave Numbers Stations
Format: 4CD Box Set
Label: Irdial
Country: UK
Price: $58.00
Repress now available of this all-time cult classic shortwave radio transmission CD. "Numbers stations are found all over the shortwave spectrum. They emit unusual transmissions of synthesized voices reading sets of phonetic letters and or numbers. The origin of these stations is in dispute. Their purpose is unclear. There are many dozens of different signal types on the air, each run by different organizations. Some of these organizations should have been closed down after the end of the cold war, yet they continue to transmit like clockwork. No one has ever compiled a set of numbers stations recordings for sale to the public. Until now. The Conet Project: a quadruple CD of 150 recordings covering 25 years of numbers station activity, with detailed logs, essays, and a definitive lookup table of all known numbers stations, including morse numbers stations. An invaluable and fascinating resource for all listeners, this is the definitive reference work on the mysterious field of numbers stations, containing very rare recordings from as early as 1971 and up to date examples of currently operating stations. The quadruple CD comes with an 80 page perfect bound booklet in two jewel cases, with a post card." - Irdial. Very highly recommended!!
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Artist: V/A
Title: The Conet Project: Recordings of Shortwave Numbers Stations
Format: 5 CD
Label: Irdial
Country: UK
Price: $75.00
"Irdial announces the release of The Conet Project: Recordings of Shortwave Numbers Stations, TCP/1111": Special 5CD Edition. This will be a limited edition shrink-wrapped package containing: 1. The original 4 Conet Project CDs in their own quadruple jewel case. 2. Three black-and-white postcards. 3. One full-color postcard. 4. The extended 80-page booklet in its own jewel-case. 5. The new 5th CD in its own jewel case with its own new full-color booklet. The Conet Project is one of the most influential and important collections of recordings ever released to the public. Its original release in 1997 was unprecedented and completely unexpected. No one had heard of "Numbers Stations" before The Conet Project, and its release baffled everyone who heard it. But it struck a chord. The unique sonic qualities and astonishing variety of The Conet Projects recordings, combined with the clandestine origin of Numbers Stations and the meticulous research in the accompanying booklet combined to form a release that resonated strongly with people from a wide variety of backgrounds. Now 15 years later, Irdial-Discs is re-releasing this ground-breaking and legendary work in a new updated edition, featuring a fifth disc containing a set of 26 carefully selected examples of Shortwave "Noise Stations" sourced from the private tape archive of Akin Fernandez, the Conet Projects creator. If shortwave radio transmissions were nested like a Matroska, the outermost doll would comprise the ordinary government-licensed broadcasts that transmit propaganda and music. Next down would be the licensed Hams and Utility Stations used by shipping, weather and hobbyists. Then come the Numbers Stations; the unlicensed and unacknowledged communications from government agencies to spies in the field. Innermost of all of these are the completely abstract "Noise Stations" that have no point of human reference, other than that they can be heard. These Noise Stations sometimes consist of irregular and rare data-modes, and as such can be put into a context, but in other instances, Noise Stations have no plausible explanation at all. Some are clearly being transmitted because there is a carrier wave and are not natural Earth or space noises, but the content of the signal is without any obvious utility. For example, we present a recording that consists only of a loosely rhythmic "clacking" sound, that is similar to a man playing claves. When live on air, this broadcast went on for hours without interruption, only to suddenly cease without any discernible message of any kind. Another example is track No. 2, for which we have no explanation. It was only heard once, went on without interruption for at least three days, and then disappeared. It appears to be a highly complex encrypted data mode of some kind, but is unlike any sound normally associated with data modes. A true mystery. As is the case with Numbers Stations, it is very unlikely that some of the more odd Noise Station examples on Disc Five of The Conet Project will ever have a good explanation provided to the public. This is to be expected. After 15 years, the Numbers Station mystery has barely unraveled, save for some isolated glimpses into the mechanics of their operation. Irdial is privileged to be able to present one such rare and extraordinary revelation with "TCP/1111" which can be seen in the booklet of Disc Five. Irdial has obtained photographs of an actual Numbers Station voice machine, as was used in many of the former Communist Block countries. This event is without precedent. Somehow, a German man managed to buy a set of these voice generators, and Irdial has obtained photographs from him of the outside and inside of one of these machines. This machines function is to play sampled voices under the control of a 7-bit ASCII punched paper tape. It is made of widely-available commodity electronic components, and the manufacturers name does not appear on the casing; only two serial numbers "3 2620" and "Nr.8515" and a handwritten "X1.85" appear on the back of an access panel, with English lettering indicating the rear connector functions. The emergence of this machine raises many questions. Who designed and manufactured it? Who sold it? Why were these machines not destroyed after the decommissioning of the stations? And of course, this is only a tiny fraction of the larger picture. Numbers Stations and Noise Stations are a problem and a phenomenon that is ongoing, and that will continue to perplex and fascinate listeners and the curious for decades to come." -Irdial.

Artist: CANT
Title: Vs The World
Format: CD
Label: IRFP
Country: USA
Price: $8.00

Artist: BRYANT, ALAN
Title: Canbl Sel
Format: CD
Label: IRML
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Pretty great albeit confusing new CD by Mssr. Bryant, he of MEV and the Space Guitar, once again in fact eschewing said guitar and utilizing what appears to be some recordings of thunderstorms followed by some wonderfully primitive electronics. Like the title says this seems to be a meditation on Darwinism on the cellular level, all of the squishy and gurgly electronics mirroring (perhaps) the soundtrack of the alleged primordial ooze, and given that premise and the pedigree of the man behind the curtain, how can you go wrong? Easily the best music concerning microbes since the Incredible String Bands A Very Cellular Song. In addition its packaged with a wonderful broadsheet exhorting the virtues of phonetic spelling and mandatory organic chemistry classes for all. Still confused? Alans track listing might illuminate things: 1. Intence THUNDR! - a real storm this x! (time) 2. bbLg: N7 benz C6 intu amino n nucleic asidz (RNA)bacTria, vyRs, plants (procaryotes). 3. O8-cryss(crisis) = sunlyt n CO2-eatrz kild by 7er O8 waste 4: Supersel aryvz(arrives). Hi (he) eats O8 - a hy-powrd fUl (fuel) 5. Spurts - Hi invEdz(invades) n bcmz part v bigr selz (eucaryotes) 6.CS -7e(they)now also eat proteen - 7er(their) nEbrz(neighbors). Run 7. If its smalr, get 7 kechup. 7 last 1/2 BY (billiun yearz)." - Billy Kiely.
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Artist: BRYANT, ALAN
Title: Space Tecno
Format: CD
Label: IRML
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
Solo electronics from the ex-member of MEV. Primitive xerox sleeve in jewel case, ala previous IRML documents. "Contemporary electronic musings from this MEV founder and producer of arguably the finest electric-guitar-process-as-musique-concrete-slab in the history of such an amalgam (that would be the Space Guitars CD on CRI). Despite the slightly sickening title, involved musics have less to do with tecno than, say, a selection of gold doubloons found off the Ivory Coast. Musically, these multi tracked solo synthesizer tracks (sonically akin to bending concave/convex sheets of hard vinyl) overlap in a most pleasing/mystically organized way. Liners feature new phonetically challenged texts to baffle in-laws and fans alike. Trance-inducing." - Hrvatski.

Artist: BRYANT, ALLAN
Title: Spaceball
Format: CD
Label: IRML
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Bryant was an original member of the legendary 60s improvisational ensemble MEV (Musica Elettronica Viva). He later took up invented guitar language, releasing an infamous album on CRI (currently available as CRI CD 699); this new CD, self-released on his own new label, continues in the spirit of Space Guitars -- droning, long-string-like ambiance, space-pulse variations, all embedded in some of the deepest fields of cosmic invention that the current musical universe can offer. A music that Bryant claims is about whirling, speeding, smashing space particles and stormy, exploding matter -- a drama that touches our very existence, origins and being -- or not being. (I paraphrase, his unique personal spelling methods are much more exotic). Im sure this will add up as one of the quintessential personal documents of recent times." - IRML.

Artist: MEV
Title: Pieces
Format: CD
Label: IRML
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Third archival MEV release on Allan Bryants label. The first track, Quadrupl Play, is a piece for rubberbands recorded in 1966 by Allen Bryant. It can be described as variations on melody and was played at the first MEV concerts in St. Paul du Vence, France and at Teatro Argentina in Rome. The second track, Pich Out (or Rocket Take Off), for 4 guitars, is loud and thundering, played by 4 musicians through 4 speakers at Sala Beloch, Rome in March 1967. Features Rzewski, Phetteplace, Curran, Bryant."
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Artist: ASTRO
Title: Colorization of Sound
Format: Cass
Label: Irrational Arts
Country: UK
Price: $8.00
2014 release. Three live recordings of Astro (Hiroshi Hasegawa of C.C.C.C., Hijokaidan, et al, here featuring Hiroko Hasegawa). Edition of 115.

Artist: FELL, SIMON H.
Title: 44.1 + 56
Format: 7"
Label: Irrational Arts
Country: UK
Price: $8.00
2002 release. Fells other releases include collaborations with Derek Bailey, Peter Brötzmann, and Lol Coxhill, among others.. "Composition No. 44.1 was realized between 1998 and 2002. Its my tribute to the early pioneers of electronic music, whose experiments were documented on classic LPs from the late fifties and early sixties. These LPs were among my most inspirational early listening, and its a pleasure to be able to repay that debt now. The fact that you are listening to this on vinyl is an extra bonus! The raw material of the piece is derived exclusively from sine and square waves, subjected to series of basic processing options, The piece was entirely realized within my home PC - the first work with such a pedigree. Composition No. 56 is an offshoot from Composition No. 56: Six Bells Pieces, commissioned by Haverhill Town Council in 2000, This was a piece for quintet and prerecorded processed & sampled bell sounds; the bells used were those of great St, Marys Church, in Haverhill. The sound source recordings were by Graham Halliwell, with funding provided by Haverhill Town Council and the kind assistance of the G.S.M. Bellringers and Dave Pullin. This piece uses the bell recordings as a sound source for a different kind of piece - a free rhapsody with three short development sections exploring pitch bending, distortion and gapping respectively. It was realized between 2000 and 2002." - Simon H. Fell.

Artist: GEROGERIGEGEGE, THE
Title: Moenai Hai
Format: Cass
Label: Irrational Arts
Country: UK
Price: $10.00
Limited edition of 150 copies. “Having basically dropped off the face of the earth fifteen years ago, Juntaro Yamanouchi givesMoenai Hai a sense of enigma: some contextual food for thought, and some inconclusive ideas. The sudden, low-hype release of Moenai Hai leads one to believe that The Gerogerigegeges creative driving force is conflicted, but dedicated, presenting something that needed to be said, but not how Yamanouchi might normally say it. Its sorta futile to outline The Gerogerigegeges typical modes of communication, as they range from onstage vacuum-cleaner masturbation to coprophagia, but by contrast, their newest offering is bizarrely sombre and deliberate. The album seeps with solitude and incongruity, made all the more effective at the hands of an artist known for being unabashedly honest. After the sloppy, self-aware half-heartedness of 2001s Saturdaynight Big Cock Salaryman, the sense of introspection on Moenai Hai is powerful.
Opener “Out of Saiga” consists of a light, rumbly texture and concrète noises, resembling an indeterminate city setting. It bears all the intimidation of a metropolis with none of the bustling life, as though the protagonist is walking down a street with their eyes closed, able to shut out all human noise within a ten-mile radius, allowing the crushing ambience of the distant background to settle. The metallic creaks and groans resemble derelict playground equipment, perhaps symbolizing how Yamanouchi has grown detached with his youth, but is nonetheless a shell of it, via his more raucous previous work that hangs over him like a cloud - only speculation, though. Eponymous follow-up “The Gerogerigegege”, allegedly composed over thirty years ago, hits with the impact of waking up in a surging electric chair. The heavy, shoegazey riff is a complete contrast to the opener, and charges the track with endless energy. At times, the main riff falls to the back, as JY delivers emotive, noisy guitar improvisations like a monologue overtop a shadowed, moving frame - this frame being a sweaty audience, totally unaware of the random mental sidestep. The outro is an extended tremolo fury, like the few seconds before a guitarist finishes a song with one final, explosive chord, only it never comes, as though JY is savouring it for all its worth. Titled appropriately, it typifies the physicality of The Gerogerigegege, but with the albums emotional hardships in tow.
Yet another complete 180, “Tokyo: Sea of Loser / Donors for USA” is minimalist, droning piano work, where each stroke coincides with empty space. While the emotional component works in conjunction with the albums themes - especially a sense of spacial limbo - its face-value worth is slightly ruined by an unnecessary runtime; it starts with boring dark ambient, endures twenty-ish minutes of boring dark ambient, and finishes with boring dark ambient. It conveys a feeling of being forgotten, and stuck in a weird transitory state; its the aftermath of nothingness. Its just a weird inclusion, as closer “Final Tuning” accomplishes what it couldnt, and actually bears the innuendo of the crushing title track, as though the disaster still hangs in the air. The music box is a significant post-tramatic symbol, as the childlike musical plaything seems oblivious to the subsided musical chaos; the presence of “Tokyo: Sea of Loser / Donors for USA” is all the more frustrating. In a way, the irresolution might be compared to Yamanouchis lengthy withdrawal and possible self-discovery - again, only speculation.
Despite being stylistically all-over-the-place, and hindered by “Tokyo: Sea of Loser / Donors for USA” s elongation breaking up the flow, Moenai Hai is a compelling reflection of Juntaro Yamanouchis absence. In hindsight, whats perhaps most interesting about Moenai Hai is the tragedy of its tameness. This is the same person that created Tokyo Anal Dynamite, and left a legacy of untouchable lunacy, baffling those who didnt immediately peg his output as nonsense. This is The Gerogerigegege trying for an uncertain audience, with an uncertain message, for uncertain response, and no recourse. Its the sound of a broken man dismantling.” - Sputnikmusic.

Artist: JOHNSON, DENNIS
Title: November
Format: 4 CD Boxset
Label: Irritable Hedgehog/Penultimate
Country: UK
Price: $32.00
"First recording of Dennis Johnsons 5-hour minimalist masterpiece, November. Until recently, one of the most substantial and significant pieces of the minimalist repertoire was virtually unknown. Written in 1959 by Dennis Johnson, November was purportedly six hours long as originally conceived. La Monte Young, who knew Johnson while at UCLA in the late 50s, credited the piece for inspiring The Well-Tuned Piano. November anticipated many trends in minimalist music in addition to its prodigious duration: diatonic tonality, additive processes, and repetition of small motives. It is beautiful, slow-paced, and introspective, and was nearly lost entirely. Penultimate Press and Irritable Hedgehog are proud to announce the first ever release of this historically significant and thoroughly engaging work. Kyle Gann rescued November from obscurity, reconstructing the piece from the only existing materials: a hiss-ridden, 112-minute cassette recording played by Dennis Johnson himself (which Gann received from La Monte Young) and a rough score he received from Johnson. The score, such as it is, consists of several pages of short musical ideas, meant to be improvised upon as desired by the performer. Flexible instructions are also given for the order of the material to be performed. Pianist R. Andrew Lee has established himself in recent years as one of the foremost interpreters of the minimalist piano repertoire and has boldly embraced the challenge of this monumental work. Utilizing Ganns reconstructed score, he has recorded a sublime interpretation which finally documents one of the most important lost works in the 20th century canon. At once highly listenable, melancholic, warm and unique, Dennis Johnsons November is a work of immense historical significance that will appeal to those with a taste for 20th century repertoire, minimalism, exploratory piano works, and substantial and haunting works of art. November comes in a deluxe box with 4 cds in individual slipcases and a 20 page booklet featuring reproductions the original score (and Johnsons later annotations) along with an essay on the work by noted critic Kyle Gann and anecdotal essays by Andy Lee, David McIntire and Mark Harwood."- Penultimate Press.

Artist: TAKAYANAGI AND NEW DIRECTION UNIT, MASAYUKI
Title: Eclipse
Format: CD
Label: Iskra
Country: Japan
Price: $20.00
Masayuki Takayanagi: guitar; Kenji Mori: alto sax, flute, recorder; Nobuyoshi Ino: bass Hiroshi Yamazaki: drums, percussion. "Long-awaited reissue of a true masterpiece of Japanese free improvisation! Mastered from the rediscovered master tapes! Recorded in May 1975, less than a month after the legendarily intense April is the Cruellest Month, Eclipse has always been the rarest and most mysterious of the Takayanagi and New Direction records. With April Is... due to come out on ESP Disk (the release was scuppered when the label folded), Iskra the small label who were putting out Eclipse decided to reduce their pressing to just 100 copies. The original master tapes then vanished, and original copies of the LP began to change hands for huge sums on the collectors market. Eclipse sees the same group that recorded April Is... and the two volumes of Axis playing at a dizzying peak of telepathic empathy. Grimly ratcheted tension, whooping freedom, slash and burn explosions, and the unmistakable hovering, molten whine of Takayanagis guitar... simply put a classic, classic record that needs to be heard by anyone with an ear for freedom sounds." -Alan Cummings
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Artist: WHITE NOISE
Title: An Electric Storm
Format: CD
Label: Island
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
"Classic electron-psych LP from 68 (released by Island). Spearheaded by one David Vorhaus, a staff member at BBC studios and widely rumored as co-creator of the music to BBC televisions cult classic Dr. Who series." - Island.
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Artist: AEROSOL CONSTELLATIONS/BORN WITHOUT BONES
Title: Split
Format: One-sided LP
Label: Isolated Now Waves
Country: Canada
Price: $12.00
"Tonal bliss! Extreme trance alert! Aerosol delivers a sonic high. Members of Shearing Pinx and Stamina Mantis." - Isolated Now Waves

Artist: SHEARING PINX
Title: Rituals
Format: LP
Label: Isolated Now Waves
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"The latest SHEARING PINX LP with the new member JEXXE TAYLOR from TWIN CRYSTALS on second guitar and vocals. More of a lush psych jam style, like a blunt weapon as opposed to the more jagged lo-fi approach of the last couple LPs. This one heavy and to the point. Eight song album recorded at Nite Prison." -Isolated Now Waves

Artist: SHEARING PINX
Title: Ultra Snake
Format: LP
Label: Isolated Now Waves
Country: Canada
Price: $14.00
"Art rock no wave/2xGtr slashing, pounding funkpunk drums. The second album from this Van City trio." - Isolated Now Waves. Silkscreened jackets.
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Artist: SHEARING PINX
Title: Void White
Format: LP
Label: Isolated Now Waves
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Wrapped in the searing red-line of low-end distortion, the dualic Pinx are entombed for the first time on polyvinyl. Even as a duo, the cavernous cacophony of their sinusoids are preserved; null waves of guitar shreddery percolate every trough and groove while a pounding machine gun fires upon skin-covered cylinders into adjective-oblivion. Dired-Out captures their corse ritual with precise dignity, offering two minutes of harsh improv before descending into a swinging western narrative with droning vocals and pulsating guitar rhythms, ushering our frayed minds into a static groove. They. Just. Wont. Stop."-Wierd Canada

Artist: TELESCOPES, THE
Title: Third Wave
Format: LP
Label: Isota
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"UK pop sensations the TELESCOPES return after a ten-year hiatus spent carefully admiring the tops of their shoes, and deliver another solid, sensuous album. A deliciously crafted blend of poppin psychedelia, futurist sci-fi synth sounds, avant-jazz and creepy spoken word flavors." - Isota

Artist: DIMMER
Title: Remissions
Format: Double LP
Label: Isounderscore
Country: USA
Price: $28.00
"Dimmers Remissions is the second full-length album from longtime sonic architects of interactive feedback circuits, Thomas Dimuzio and Joseph Hammer. This 2xLP effectively represents four side-long pieces from their live shows throughout California taken place between 2006 and 2007. Essentially a follow-up to their 2007 album on Los Angeles Melon Expander, Remissions expands upon the immense recursive tape looping and resampling that is found inherent in their work but achieves a weight and time displacement that greatly overshadows their dark preceding full-length. All four pieces were recorded at: Norcal Noisefest in Sacramento (2006, Sky Wire), The Luggage Store Gallery in San Francisco (2006, Sun Dog), The Smell in Los Angeles (2006, Gases That Emit Light), and ArtSFs Noise Pancakes Series (2007, Giant Eagle). Live sampling, processing, feedback, looping by Thomas Dimuzio. Tape manipulation and processing by Joseph Hammer. Design and layout by Thomas Dimuzio, Joseph Hammer and Brandon Nickell. Limited to 500 copies on full-color sleeves with cover photography by John Dalton." -Isounderscore
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Artist: FRIEDBERG WITH PETER EDWARDS, SABISHA
Title: The Hant Variance
Format: Double LP
Label: Issue Project Room Distributed Objects
Country: USA
Price: $30.00
"Sabisha Friedbergs double LP The Hant Variance was recorded at EMPAC (Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Troy, NY) with Peter Edwards in a custom-tuned environment using advanced multi-channel recording techniques to capture a configuration of spatialized sound sources. The piece combines granular synthesis, analog synthesizers, tone oscillators, and field recordings. The low-end bass, which was recorded live with a subwoofer configuration that allowed for rapid directional shifts, serves as a sonic armature for the piece. Sustained pure tones shift minimally and the allocation of sound engenders a sense of aural disorientation. This landscape, with the premise of summoning a new phantom or haunted sonic space, exists in an interstitial, albeit present zone. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Friedbergs composition, performance, and installation work draws on the phenomenological and phantasmagorical, exploring perceptual delineation of space through sound, and low-end experiential thresholds. She has performed and presented installations widely in Western and Eastern Europe, Russia, Japan, and the US, and received commissions through residencies at ISSUE Project Room, EMPAC, and The Clocktower Gallery. In 2013 she presented the solo exhibition "Levitation" at Audio Visual Arts. Friedberg received her MFA from Bard College following undergraduate studies at San Francisco Art Institute. Peter Edwards is an American artist and musician living in Holland, best known for his DIY experimental electronics website casperelectronics. His work has been presented internationally at venues including The MIT Media Lab, Transmediale, Dutch Electronic Arts Festival, New York Electronic Arts Festival, and Performa, among others. Sabisha Friedberg: oscillators; Peter Edwards: oscillators. Arrangements and mix: Sabisha Friedberg. Balance and edits: Todd Voss. Mastering: Rashad Becker." - Issue Project Room.

Artist: TCHEREPNIN, SERGEI
Title: Quasar -- Lanterns
Format: Double LP
Label: Issue Project Room Distributed Objects
Country: USA
Price: $30.00
"Sergei Tcherepnins Quasar ⇔ Lanterns was originally produced in 2009 as an eight-channel installation with Ei Arakawa at Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, and was remixed to stereo by Tcherepnin for this release. Tcherepnin is a Brooklyn-based artist and musician. His work constructs temporary architectural interventions that push phenomena of the sonorous toward the haptic through performance, composition, and installation, exploring the materiality of sound and its physical and psychological effects on the listener. He has performed and presented installations at the 2014 Whitney Biennial, the 30th Sao Paulo Biennial, Guggenheim Museum, Audio Visual Arts, Murray Guy, and ISSUE Project Room. The three pieces that make up Quasar ⇔ Lanterns combine analog synthesizer recordings and other instrumental sources with field recordings captured during the artists travels to Turkey and Georgia. Each piece introduces a separate facet of Tcherepnins compositional practice, respectively probing the boundaries between perception/hallucination, active/passive listening, and form/fiction. In the first piece, titled "Death (Quasar)," recordings of an acoustic bass played by Adam Linson function as "sound meteors," creating fissures and tears as they rip through a stable yet shifting aural field. "Sky" follows with a series of clear and high ear tones, unfolding as a succession of subtle sonic events. The final piece, "Horse," explores the rhythmic and textural qualities of recorded horse hooves moving across stone, assembling the sounds into a sonic fiction in which horses and their riders leave the earth via flying carpets (objects referenced in the original installation). Mastered by Rashad Becker." - Issue Project Room.

Artist: YARN/WIRE AND PETE SWANSON
Title: Eliminated Artist
Format: USA
Label: Issue Project Room Distributed Objects
Country: LP
Price: $19.00
“Known for his uncompromising tape and synthesizer work, Pete Swanson has pushed the limits of electronic music since the early 2000s. Since stepping down as half of formative underground duo Yellow Swans, he has subverted the genres of noise and electronic dance music as a solo artist. For Eliminated Artist, the third LP release from ISSUE Project Rooms Distributed Objects imprint, Swanson ventures into new territories with two works at the intersection of electronic and acoustic sound, created in collaboration with New York instrumental quartet Yarn/Wire. Combining electronics, tape loops, and modular synthesizer with Yarn/Wires unique ensemble of two pianists and two percussionists, both works were recorded live at ISSUE Project Room, initiated as part of the ensembles 2011 residency at the Brooklyn venue and presenting organization. For the title-track, "Eliminated Artist" (2012), Swanson recorded improvised rehearsals by Yarn/Wire, from which he crafted an exacting, repeatable framework for live performance. A combination of live signal and rehearsal recordings were then constructed by Swanson into a live electronic mix, ranging from tranquil chromatic textures to unhinged distortion. "Corrections" (2014) emerged from a series of recorded fragments Swanson made using "the Putney," an early EMS VCS3 modular synthesizer, at Rotterdams WORM studios in 2013. Over two days of rehearsal, Yarn/Wire and Swanson developed acoustic arrangements to integrate with the earlier recordings. Clattering, intricate rhythms combine with soaring synthesizer-pitches and heavy, percussive beats; the result is atmospheric, physical, and precise. Yarn/Wire: Ning Yu, Laura Barger: piano; Russell Greenberg, Ian Antonio: percussion. Pete Swanson: EMS VCS3, electronics, and tape. "Corrections" recorded live at ISSUE Project Room on May 1, 2014; EMS VCS3 for Corrections recorded at WORM Studios, Rotterdam, December 2013. "Eliminated Artist" recorded live at ISSUE Project Room March 22, 2012. Mastered by Rashad Becker. Limited edition of 500 on 150-gram vinyl.” - Distributed Objects.

Artist: KUBIN, FELIX
Title: Taucher
Format: 12"
Label: Its
Country: Germany
Price: $15.00
"Felix Kubin delivers three masterpieces: "I Cant Sleep," an ode to insomnia; "Polarisation," two poles of Kubinski Dadaism; and "Taucher," which starts deep under the sea and struggles with full pressure and energy to the surface. "I Cant Sleep" features vocals by Giada Pesce. Mastered by Rashad Becker. Vinyl only."

Artist: KUBIN, FELIX
Title: TXRF
Format: Double LP
Label: Its
Country: Germany
Price: $21.00
"Total Reflection X-ray Fluorescence (TXRF) is a method used to analyze the surfaces of materials by firing extremely flat X-rays. Subsequently, the physicist Joachim Knoth (1941-2004) developed a patent for precise measurement of defects in semiconductor chips. In 10 sequenced-based electronic miniatures, Felix Kubin, who presently consists of dangerous uninsulated powerlines, conducts the TXRF through an acoustical test arrangement. The experiment consists solely of a synthesizer, filter and sequencer. Full-bodied consecutive organisms arise out of which kaleidoscopic iridescent blossoms sprout. At times they appear as acoustic by-products of high energy discharges on an X-ray picture and sometimes as quiescent fluorescent images. Who knows when the experiment will come to an end? Will X-rays break at irregularities? Will transparent ears crawl over fixtures and make laboratory benches corrode? In view of the entire events musical beauty, all these questions are completely unimportant. Felix Kubin is one of electronic musics most dynamic and versatile personalities. A love-child of the home recording era, his various experiments and epithets include radio playwright, composer of Futurist and Dadatronic experimental pop as well as chamber orchestra music, filmmaker, incendiary performer, record label owner, lecturer and curator. He has made artwork in all sorts of fields since the 1980s, after studying media art at the ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Enschede, Netherlands and illustration/animation at the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg. Kubins music is saturated with enthusiasm for disharmonic pop, industrial noise, and 20th-century avant-garde music." -Its.

Artist: ITS PSYCHEDELIC BABY!
Title: Issue #2/2: 2016
Format: Mag
Label: Its Psychedelic Baby!
Country: Slovenia
Price: $12.00
"The new Its Psychedelic Baby!, dedicated to British psychedelic folk. New issue of printed version projected from the well-known, leading psych on-line site Its Psychedelic Baby! After the previous issue covering exclusively the US psychedelic folk scene (IPB 002, 2016), this new issue covers the 60s and 70s British folk scene, with exclusive interviews of members from acts such as Fresh Maggots, Comus, Mellow Candle, Dr Strangely Strange, Spirogyra, C.O.B., Incredible String Band, Fairport Convention, Pererin, Courtyard Music Group, Magic Carpet, Sunforest, Oberon, etc. Also includes a few pages of record reviews. Cover by Justin Jackley. 44 pages." - Its Psychedelic Baby.

Artist: ITS PSYCHEDELIC BABY!
Title: Issue #2: 2015
Format: Mag
Label: Its Psychedelic Baby!
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"The second issue of the printed version projected from well-known leading psych website Its Psychedelic Baby! This issue is focused on US psychedelic folk, with articles and interviews with artists such as Michael Yonkers, Dave Bixby, Dana Westover, Linda Perhacs, The Tree People, Gary Higgins, and others, as well as ten pages of new release reviews. 48 pages (40 black and white; eight in color)." - Its Psychedelic Baby.

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