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Artist: PORMM CIRCLES
Title: Live
Format: CDR
Label: M Record
Country: JAPAN
Price: $11.00
Recorded live Oct & Nov, 2002.

Artist: MANSON FAMILY, THE
Title: The Manson Family Sings The Songs Of Charles Manson
Format: LP
Label: M-T Archives
Country: France
Price: $19.00
"M-T Archives present a reissue of The Manson Family Sings The Songs Of Charles Manson, originally released in 1986. Freak folk, acid-country, twisted campfire jamboree, psych-gospel made by scuzzed out dune buggy death trippers, gadflies to the stars, dope dealers to the flower power elite. Recorded in 1970 but originally released in 1986, this cult - in both senses of the term - album by members of the "Family" contains private recordings (made at the notorious Spahn Ranch) of Charles Mansons unpublished songs while he was embroiled in legal proceedings. The infamous "Love & Terror Cult" and their paean to apocalypse. Buy or die!" - M-T Archives.

Artist: BRANDLMAYR/WERNER DAFELDECKER/CHRISTIAN FENNESZ, MARTIN
Title: Till The Old Worlds Blown Up And A New One Is Created
Format: LP
Label: M=Minimal
Country: Germany
Price: $23.00
"M=minimal is pleased to release a masterpiece of the early 21st century on vinyl. Till The Old Worlds Blown Up And A New One Is Created is an outstanding work of reductionism and minimalism. Martin Brandlmyar (Radian/Trapist/Kapitalband 1), Werner Dafeldecker (Polwechsel, David Sylvian, Autistic Daughters) and Christian Fennesz (Touch/Mego/Thrill Jockey) on this record created a new kind of cool jazz coupled with a big portion of New York School (John Cage, Morton Feldman, Earle Brown and Christian Wolff). Its hard to describe the music with words. This work reveals its secrets only after listening to it a couple of times. It grows with each time you listen to it. In this work, silence and noise are never used as an end in itself. As equal parameters they stand in the composition that also has space for some tonal "flowers." M=minimals recommended listening time is round about midnight. Christian Fennesz: electric and acoustic guitars, computer; Werner Dafeldecker: double bass, tape delay, computer, Martin Brandlmayr: drums, percussion, vibraphone, computer, piano. Editing and arrangement by Martin Brandlmayr. Cut by Stefan Betke at Scape Mastering. Cover artwork: Christian Borngräber, cover photography: Jens Strüver. Includes download code." -M=Minimal.

Artist: SCHNITZLER, CONRAD
Title: Ballet Statique
Format: LP
Label: M=Minimal
Country: Germany
Price: $16.00
"M=Minimal continues their collaboration with electronic music legend Conrad Schnitzler, and presents after 30 years, the re-release of one of the key works from Conrads large, adventurous back catalog. Ballet Statique is not only a musical milestone but also a highlight of music production. It was recorded in 1978 at the legendary Paragon Studio, Berlin by Tangerine Dreams Peter Baumann in the same period when other masterworks like Clusters Großes Wasser and solo recordings by Roedelius and Asmus Tietchens were recorded. Ballet Statique was first released on the German Paragon label, under the original title Con (also issued on legendary French label Egg). This album is a must-have, and not only for fans of Emeralds and Oneohtrix Point Never." -M=Minimal
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Artist: SCHNITZLER, CONRAD
Title: Endtime
Format: Double LP
Label: M=Minimal
Country: Germany
Price: $31.00
"Bureau B is honored to be able to present Conrad Schnitzlers last work. Only a few days before he passed away in August 2011, he created this unique, almost 70-minute-long work. Thirty-six parts mixed into each other create a walk through his entire work. This record is not only for fans of Conrad Schnitzler -- its like a trip through 40 years of electronic music. Schnitzler once again shows how strongly he has influenced artists such as Emeralds and Oneohtrix Point Never. Without his solo works and his projects Kluster, Tangerine Dream and Eruption, electronic music wouldnt be the same." - M=Minimal.

Artist: SCHNITZLER, CONRAD
Title: Zug: Reshaped And Remodeled
Format: LP
Label: M=Minimal
Country: Germany
Price: $23.00
"Conrad Schnitzler is an early member of Tangerine Dream and a founding member of Kluster, along with Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius, and his works will always be important. Ricardo Villalobos and Max Loderbauer were so fascinated by his album Zug (MINIMAL 001LP), that they immediately delivered two reshapes of this milestone of electronic music. Max Loderbauer is a veteran of the Berlin techno scene, who became known with his project Sun Electric. For his current project NSI and as a member of the Moritz Von Oswald Trio, Max Loderbauer enjoys a worldwide reputation. His great cooperation with Ricardo Villalobos for the legendary ECM label appeared in many "Best of 2011" lists. Ricardo Villalobos is one of the leading techno DJ/producer/musicians. He has influenced the scene for more than 15 years. The "Aktion" mix targets with 100% certainty on the dancefloor, but is also suited to wake you up in the morning. DJs need this 20-minute mix as a tool. The "Sorgenkind" mix is not for the mainfloor but for fans of the broken beats. Everybody who enjoyed the RE-ECM work of the two will love this 15-minute mix. Schnitzler/Loderbauer/Villalobos = dreamteam. Includes a download coupon with two amazing remixes by Stefan Betke aka Pole and Borngräber & Strüver." -M=Minimal.

Artist: STIEBLER, ERNSTALBRECHT
Title: Mit der Zeit
Format: CD
Label: M=Minimal
Country: Germany
Price: $24.00
"As German minimalist composer Ernstalbrecht Stiebler celebrates his 80th birthday in 2014, the M=minimal label honors the work of this master of reduction with its third release dedicated exclusively to his work. In contrast to other modern composers that use avant-garde special effects, Stiebler builds his compositions around small sound spaces. Stieblers compositional works are characterized by minimalist reduction, emphasizing individual sounds that open up and engage with each other. As the composer himself said in an interview, his music is not intended to be easy. He demands a certain concentration of his listeners. Once you accept it, you get rewarded with shifted time perception. A piece lasting 15 minutes in duration can be perceived as 45 minutes. During his early studies of composition and piano in 1959 and 1960, Stiebler received suggestions from Karlheinz Stockhausen. Throughout his career, hes worked as an editor for numerous contemporary music publications. He has composed works for Ensemble Modern and supervised recordings by Morton Feldman, John Cage, Alvin Lucier, Giacinto Scelsi, Earle Brown and Christian Wolff. German broadcaster Hessischer Rundfunk commissioned him to compose an orchestral work. As his music has gained more attention in recent years, his works have been performed at many festivals, including CTM, MaerzMusik and Mutek, and a three day festival was organized in Berlin for his 80th birthday." - M=Minimal.

Artist: STIEBLER, ERNSTALBRECHT
Title: Sequenz II - Mitteltöne - Trio 89
Format: LP
Label: M=Minimal
Country: Germany
Price: $27.00

Artist: STIEBLER, ERNSTALBRECHT
Title: Sequenz II - Mitteltöne - Trio 89
Format: LP
Label: M=Minimal
Country: Germany
Price: $27.00
"Ernstalbrecht Stiebler is the first German composer that based his compositions on minimal techniques. This record is the first part of an edition of his works on the M=minimal label. Stiebler, whose first reductionist work Extension I was first performed in 1963, clearly showed an opposite position to the serial composers of that time. As a composer, Stiebler is unfortunately still very unknown, but he has a great reputation as a producer for the German radio. Some of the recordings were released on the prestigious hat ART label. Among other things, he supervised recordings by Morton Feldman, John Cage, Alvin Lucier, Giacinto Scelsi, Earle Brown and Christian Wolff. The work "Sequenz II" for cello and tape from 1984, is available as a new recording with cellist Agnieszka Dziubak. The organ work "Mitteltöne" (1997) was performed by the 77 year-old Stiebler himself and is the first available recording. The recordings were produced by Borngräber & Strüver. "Trio 89" is a key work that was released in 1996 on hat ART and is now finally available again. The recording licensed for this record was produced by German radio RBB in 1994 and was performed by Frances-Marie Uitti (cello), Robyn Schulkowsky (percussion) and Marianne Schroeder (piano). All three of them are well-known for their excellent performances of new music." -M=Minimal.

Artist: BOGNER, URSULA
Title: Pluto Hat Einen Mond
Format: 7"
Label: Maas Media Verlag
Country: Germany
Price: $15.00
"Limited edition of 300 copies. More unearthed recordings from German pharmacist Ursula Bogner, possibly dating back to 1968. After Jan Jelineks discovery and reassembly of Bogners reel-to-reel tapes (released by Faitiche on Recordings 1969-1988), this 7" makes public for the very first time another 4 tracks of fascinating electronic modulations and synth loops." - Maas Media Verlag.
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Artist: FLAMING DRAGONS OF MIDDLE EARTH
Title: All Roads Lead to Dome
Format: LP
Label: Mabel Flav
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Flaming Dragons of Middle Earth (FDOME) is a band of misfit children and adults who have been holding weekly “practices” for the last eight years at a teen center in the mildly dilapidated town of Turners Falls, Massachusetts. I feel like Volcanic Tongues David Keenan has described the band better than I could so Im going to let him talk for a minute. This is from the Tip of the Tongue write-up for FDOMEs debut LP:
"Led by wheelchair-bound band shaman Danny Cruz and consisting of a rotating group of non-musicians, psychedelic drop-outs, teenage metalheads, kids with Down Syndrome etc, Flaming Dragons play a form of super crude/sophisticated free rock ala The Godz or even a punk-primitive Arkestra but with Cruzs stunning, oracular vocals giving them a mainline to the freak flag style of prime Captain Beefheart, Roky Erickson and Wasa Wasa-era Broughton. Cruzs instant lyric inventions are as mind-boggling as your favourite medium while the group lurch around on staggering brokedown rhythms somewhere between early-Sabbath, Robbie Yeats of The Dead C and The Shaggs. Their material ranges from stripped-down raps to lumbering psychedelic rock, as well as free-form freakouts w/lyrics that obsess over murder, bloodshed, astral creeps and, uh, Joni Mitchell... indeed Cruz makes most sound poets sound like childrens entertainers."
Ive worked closely with Danny and his crew for the last six years, so you can trust me when I say that this new FDOME disc is hands down the best thing the group has recorded and one of the most unusual, yet enjoyable, records Ive had the pleasure of holding in my hands. You can listen to a few songs from the album here.
Some of the bands previous releases have been on Feeding Tube Records, but now Danny is in complete control of his music with the aide of his personal care assistants/bandmates. Take a walk on the wild side, youll be glad you did.�- One Kind Favor. Edition of 300 w/ paste-on covers.
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Artist: CONTENTS ARE, THE
Title: Through You
Format: LP + Dbl 7
Label: Machu Picchu
Country: USA
Price: $32.00
"The Contents Ares debut album was originally issued in 1967 in an edition of just 100 copies. Hailing from Quad City, Iowa, these four young men recorded one incredible song after another, their ambitions well beyond that of the typical group at the time. This record, more rumored than heard, lives at a wild nexus in American culture, simultaneously expansive and reflective, searching for answers in society through music and art. The great German label Shadoks first reissued this legendary set almost ten years ago, and were very happy to bring you a new deluxe edition of Through You, this time with the very special addition of the bands two non-album 45s, originally released on the ROK label (these two singles are seeing their first ever reissue on vinyl; previously only available as CD bonus tracks, and well worth rediscovery). Let this record turn you on to new horizons." - Machu Picchu.
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Artist: DARK
Title: Dark Around The Edges
Format: LP
Label: Machu Picchu
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"One of THEE greatest guitar-heavy psych records in the world, Dark Round the Edges was originally issued in an edition of around 50 copies, mostly for friends, family, and the odd record company. Its reputation has since blossomed into something resembling a redwood, or perhaps an original Van Gogh. This album is the holy grail for lovers of fuzz-driven hard rock, and has been the most sought-after privately pressed LP on the planet. Weve spared no expense to bring you the deluxe reissue of this classic, an album beloved by heads & cosmic couriers around the world for its great songwriting, terrific instrumental workouts, and mysterious vibe." Officially licensed by DARK, who will receive royalties from sales of this album. Remastered and restored by WARREN DEFEVER for maximum brilliance. Sleeve notes by the groups songwriter and guitarist STEVE GILES, including a complete group history. LP sleeved in a tip-on gatefold jacket, with an expanded version of the original LP booklet-20 pages of lyrics and never before seen photos from the groups personal archives." -Machu Picchu.
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Artist: J RIDER
Title: No Longer Anonymous
Format: LP
Label: Machu Picchu
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
Comes with download card that includes the entire Lunar Dust sessions as bonus tracks. Sleeved in a tip-on jacket, with a 4-page insert with never before seen photographs. "Sleeve notes by Aaron Milenski (co-author of the essential reference to The Acid Archives, and also author of the sleeve notes for the Anonymous reissue from last year). Hot on the heels of our ecstatically received reissue of Anonymouss classic album Inside the Shadow, Machu Picchu Ltd. is thrilled to announce the reissue of their elusive and legendary follow-up. After the 1976 release of Inside the Shadow, the group decided to change their name to J Rider (after the second cut on the Anonymous LP) and pursued a similar rich vein of impeccable songwriting, but this time adding more hard rock to the mix, resulting in a fantastic sounding album that sadly went unreleased at the time." - Machu Picchu.

Artist: MIRKWOOD
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Machu Picchu
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Mirkwoods lone self-titled album was originally issued in 1973, in an edition of just 99 copies. Coming out of the port town of Dover, with each of the group members having honed their moves in various outfits for years (including the original Rolling Stones from 1957 - no relation to the Glimmer Twins).This albums fantastic mix of precise hard rock and mysterious ballads has had many a private press enthusiast by the hair over the years. Crashing out of the gates with the one-two knockout combination of the fuzz shuffle of Take My Love and the epic 11-minute centerpiece of Loves Glass of Sunshine, this record is a classic deep listen, revealing great moments with each new spin. Killer harmonies and lots of twin-guitar lead action, tough and tender, this record is pure autumnal magic." - Macchu Picchu.

Artist: ANONYMOUS
Title: Inside The Shadow
Format: LP
Label: Machu Pichu
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
Repressed. "Originally released in 1976 in an edition of 300 copies, the sole album by Indianapolis ANONYMOUS stands today as a high-water mark in rock n roll, combining the adventure of west coast ballroom groups, the 12-string majesty of Byrds, and breathtaking multi-part harmonies to forge something inimitable and one-of-a-kind, with powerful songs that pushed the limit and raised the bar at the same time. Long time top ten favorite with almost every head we know, a true classic recommended for everyone into amazing rock records of all varieties. Remastered and restored by WARREN DEFEVER. LP in tip-on jackets with original lyric insert." -Machu Pichu.
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Artist: ANONYMOUS
Title: Inside The Shadow
Format: CD
Label: Machu Pichu
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Originally released in 1976 in an edition of 300 copies, the sole album by Indianapolis Anonymous stands today as a high-water mark in rock n roll, combining the adventure of west coast ballroom groups, the 12-string majesty of Byrds, and breathtaking multi-part harmonies to forge something inimitable and one-of-a-kind, with powerful songs that pushed the limit and raised the bar at the same time. Long time top ten favorite with almost every head we know, a true classic recommended for everyone into amazing rock records of all varieties. First officially licensed reissue of this classic in almost twenty years; issued with the groups full cooperation and assistance. Remastered and restored by Warren Defever for best-ever sound. Sleeve notes from Aaron Milenski (co-author of the essential reference guide The Acid Archives), and recollections from Ron Matelic, Anonymous visionary songwriter." -Machu Pichu.

Artist: V/A
Title: MTR-01
Format: LP
Label: Macro-Eden
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"An 18 band one sided LP on gray marble vinyl featuring Temple of Bon Matin, Hop-Frogs Drum Jester Devotional, AMK, Sander Roscoe Wolff, Books on Tape, Kyozin Yueni Dekai, I Heart Lung, Foot Village, Tres Quatro, No Age, BARR, Debaser, Sharon Cheslow, Hestbak, Bavab Bavab, Organisms, Fanboys, and Whitman. With a color collage front cover and a gritty black and white photo of Ed Wilcox (Temple of Bon Matin) for the back, no corners were cut in the making of this album. The record itself is a document of how 18 different bands responded to the challenge of writing a 45 second song. The transitions between songs come so seamlessly that the piece stands as a massive effort by many musicians, rather than a series of individual tunes." - Macro-Eden.

Artist: ASSIS BRASIL, VITOR
Title: Desenhos
Format: LP
Label: Mad About Records
Country: Germany
Price: $31.00
"First time worldwide vinyl reissue of the Brazilian jazz holy grail Desenhos by Vitor Assis Brasil, originally released in 1966. This is the incredibly rare and Coltrane influenced debut of Brazilian sax great Victor Assis Brasil (1945-1981) for Roberto Quartins cult label Forma. Vitor Assis Brasil led this session on January 11th, 1966 with his quartet which featured the legendary pianist Tenório Jr, double-bassist Edison Lôbo and drummer Chico Batera. Desenhos is one of the greatest jazz albums ever recorded in Brazil and the highlights go to the originals and the wonderful João Donato tracks." - Mad About Records.

Artist: CLAUDIO TWO
Title: Contemporary Suicide Music
Format: CDR
Label: Mad Monk
Country: USA
Price: $14.50
"Brand new dead end carpetbagger blues by these born losers. This third Claudio Two album (following the unreleased and indefinitely shelved Jazz Improve CDR) finds the crew flexing their muscles a bit - from wasted bedroom metal riffs carelessly layered over each other to create a zit cream vortex, to synth / occult pieces inspired by John Carpenter soundtracks and Ritalin snorting, to atmospheric black metal frightmares, and decrepid blooz rock, its all here on this brief CD, which may or may not include the bands first actual cover song, by French geniuses Vietnam Veterans. Full color collage covers by local college radio personality (actually he just steals CDs from the station) Blake Conley. Only 150 copies of this one, hurry!"- Mad Monk

Artist: CLAUDIO TWO
Title: Hot Lead
Format: CDR
Label: Mad Monk
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Latest and best from this mysterious tribe finds them in full synthesizer horror mode. Taking cues from the soundtracks of John Carpenter, the mutant space techno of Allan Bryant, the time-lapse mesmerism of Robert Fripp, and the intrepid synthesizer experiments of Ruth White, Hot Lead deals in nightmarish arpeggios, shapeshifting noise and ominous melodic variations. Recorded direct to 8 track - no boring, sterile microhouse polish here - and comprised of mostly solo tracks by individual members. Complete with dreamy Sisters of Mercy fanboy cover art. Limited to 150 copies." -Mad Monk

Artist: CODY, TURNER
Title: The Great Migration / Quarter Century
Format: LP
Label: Mad Monk
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Turner has been kicking around the NYC folk scene for quite a few years now, but this is, perhaps inexplicably, his first foray onto wax. While most singer / songwriters these days seem to draw most of their water from Iron and Wine via Pavement and back again, Turner sounds like he began his musical education listening to Gershwin player piano rolls and quit buying records somewhere around the time Dylan brought it all back home. Lyrically, Turner can turn a phrase with the best of em, and the gloriously ramshackle accompaniment is Mungo Jerry meets Herman Dune sharing a squat in Tin Pan Alley. This LP combines two of Turners self-released CDs, and is as good an introduction to his wonderful music as any. Heres what Jeweled Antler head honcho Glenn Donaldson sez about Turner: "Cody is pre-war, Old Testament & A Confederate General from Big Sur." Err⿦nuff said, no?"" - Mad Monk.

Artist: EGYPT IS THE MAGICK #
Title: The Valentine Process
Format: LP
Label: Mad Monk
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Egypt is the Magick #, the duo of Adam Mortimer and Dave Shuford (NNCK, Suntanama, Coach Fingers, Enos Slaughter, etc) (plus a mysterious third member) return after a seven year hiatus with an LP of archival material that somehow bests their massive CD on Psych-o-Path all those years ago. Beautiful full color covers and 180 gram vinyl, only 500 copies so hurry!" - Mad Monk.

Artist: MATTA LLAMA
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Mad Monk
Country: USA
Price: $16.50
"Matta Llama are already one of the most talked about bands in New York City, but after the psych beardstrokers, dateless dronemongers, and stoner rock wastoids get ahold of this, the bands name will be express-delivered to legendary status alongside Trad Gras Och Stenar, Edgar Broughton Band, and High Rise. Featuring gifted artist Arik Moonhawk Roper on bass, this relentless foursome have crafted one of the most explicitly psychedelic and teeth-rattling albums to come along in years. With deluxe fold out poster and fancy matte printed covers, only 500 copies and destined to fly." - Mad Monk.

Artist: OWL XOUNDS
Title: Teenagers From Mars
Format: LP
Label: Mad Monk
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"We here at Mad Monk have been fans of Adam Krineys many projects over the past few years and feel deeply honored to offer the vinyl debut of his long-running fucked-jazz unit Owl Xounds (formerly OWL SOUNDS). Taking their psychedelic rhyhmic core of drummer Kriney (LA OTRACINA/BLIZZARDS/RUST IONICS/CASTANETS/THE PLACES) and upright bassist Gene Janas (Screamin Jaw Hawkins/Bern Nixs SEDITION ENSEMBLE) to any reedsman up for the challenge, the boys explode it all with Austrian sax-ist Mario Rechtern, who has been invlolved with free-music since the late 60s playing in the REFORM ART UNIT (with Sunny Murray, Linda Sharrock, & Leena Conquest) and more recently as a guest in the Weasel Walter QUARTET/SEXTET/TRIO. Truly and honorably a post-ESP expression, it is much a post-SST expression. While the instrumentation and framework are a staple of the jazz/improvisaion tradition, the directions and velocities at which OWL XOUNDS exist are just as informed of the worlds of hardcore/punk and experimental noise. Citing the MISFITS as the most important band in his musical education, drummer/leader Kriney always felt the connection between the punk he grew up on and the free-jazz he became aware of later in life, the energy, the volume, the commitment, and most importantly the UNDENIABILITY of them both! And similarly the ostracism of the two is not to be ignored, being an outsider, the alienation from popular music, from popular culture, and from everyone around who just didnt get it were also of significance. It is with these considerations that this LP was named, for after all, from Albert Ayler to Thurston Moore to Glenn Danzig to Kawabata Makoto to Peter Brotzmann, they and we are all Teenagers From Mars, and we dont care! This LP is a split release with Krineys own Colour Sounds Recordings." - Mad Monk.
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Artist: WAND
Title: Born Bad
Format: LP
Label: Mad Monk
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Brand new VINYL ONLY LP by WAND aka James Jackson Toth, documenting an unraveling of psyche and soul. A psychedelic and almost comically intimate ode to abandonment and bad choices. Hand screened covers containing an insert with full lyric sheet, and pressed on swirly psychedelic vinyl (no two alike!). . Limited to 500 copies." - Mad Monk.

Artist: WEISMAN, KURT
Title: More Is More
Format: 7"
Label: Mad Monk
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"We were crazy about the music of Kurt Weisman from the first second we heard it. You can Google at least two or three examples of us publicly gushing over ⿿Past The Moon,⿝ one of Kurts songs played with his band Feathers. Its probably our single favorite song of last year. Needless to say we are overjoyed to release Kurts debut on vinyl, following an excellent self-released CD-R. Possessed with the rare talent of writing tunes that are at once whimsical and strangely ominous, Kurts music is reverential without being anachronistic. His solo work is even more far-reaching, adding electronic elements without sacrificing the charisma and charm inherent to the songs. While somewhat poppier than his work with Feathers, dont worry - Kurts solo vinyl debut is just as possessed with the spirits of Canterbury. Fans of Les Maledictus Sounds cut up / collage work, (not to mention their affinity for speeding up vocals) will be delighted, as will those who cant understand why the Beach Boys didnt make ⿿Vegetables⿝ a sidelong jam. Elsewhere, Kurt conjures Comus as remixed by Otto Von Schirach. He also writes some of the most compelling melodies weve heard in a long time ⿿ timeless, beautiful ones. Remember the feeling you got when you were a kid and you first saw that last scene in Over The Edge, where they play Valerie Carters version of ⿿Ooh Child⿝ as the kids head off to juvie? Kurts single gives you that kinda feeling. Your life totally needs this." - Mad Monk.

Artist: WILD GUNMEN
Title: Cocain Spyders
Format: CDR
Label: Mad Monk
Country: USA
Price: $12.50
"The second volume in this exciting series by this wastoid troupe from the buckeye state is even better than the first. While the highly popular Volume One introduced the band as the parole boards answer to the Cherry Blossoms, Volume Two: Cocain Spyders (the misspelling is the bands) finds the group more stoned, introspective and deliberate, with oscillators, delay drones, horns, and high pitched feedback squeals taking the place of more traditional instruments. Singer Kristy is, as ever, center stage, singing beautifully harrowing misfit tales of lonely strangers, train wrecks and dreams fading away. Volume Two also features what is perhaps, in our opinion, the quintessential Wild Gunmen track thus far - an untitled jam near the middle of the disc begins like any other paranormal WG track, until Kristy nonchalantly takes a break from singing to audibly converse with her captive party guests about sex and cocain(e), while Witt and Ron, undaunted, lock into a supremely fucked clarinet / guitar duet that sounds like a moonlight meeting between Rafael Toral and Little Howlin Wolf. When Kristy decides to begin singing again, the track only gets weirder, stretching out over several parts and nearly fifteen minutes like a lost ESP side or perhaps the music the guy who left the desperate answering machine message at the beginning of Charalambides Market Square might have made. As if all of this werent enough, Volume Two also includes the soon-to-be-punk-classic "(Ive Got A) Washboard (For A Stomach)." This is the second in what we hope will be a long running series of releases by Wild Gunmen on Mad Monk, but each one could be the last - word has it a few of the band members are dead set against these releases - so treasure and cherish every minute while it lasts!" - Mad Monk.

Artist: WILD GUNMEN
Title: End Ov The World
Format: CDR
Label: Mad Monk
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Were pretty thrilled to offer up the third volume in this series of CDRs by Wild Gunmen. End Ov the World is our favorite of the bunch, because it offers the expected - chaotic wastoid jams, cacaphonous raging, and crude acoustic punk ditties - along with the entirely unexpected - essentially, the albums untitled 12 minute closer, which is by far the best thing the band has ever done. "12" is a monstrous piece of low bass tones, disembodied vocal samples, ominous cascading noise, spooky backward effects, and singer Kristys deadpan voice (sample lyric: "I hate being raped every day / every day that I live I am raped / Everybody rapes me every day / do you know what its like to be raped every day?"). Scary shit. This track is unlike anything else in the WG discography, sounding like a cross between Consumer Electronics Teenage Nuremberg and "Revolution 9" for a post-Mullholland Drive world. There are other highlights as well, like the Godz-style punk of "Up Your Ass" (featuring rare lead vocals by either Ron or Witt), and a nearly lucid cover of "Folsom Prison Blues," complete with train whistle sound effects. Elsewhere, banjos collide with saxophones, guitars feed back mercilessly against found audio, chaos reigns. If youre new to Wild Gunmen, this is the place to start." - Mad Monk

Artist: WILD GUNMEN
Title: Volume One
Format: CDR
Label: Mad Monk
Country: USA
Price: $14.50
"I was introduced to the music of Wild Gunmen by Russ Waterhouse, who handed me a tape wrapped in silver foil and told me Id love it. He was right, and I immediately wrote to main Gunman Witt, just telling him how much I liked his band. He wrote me back immediately, promising "years" of more music, and telling me Id better get ready, because this was some serious shit. He explained that the band - a trio - were bad on the biz end because they were all saddled with being drug addicts and had also been dealt the unfortunate blow of all being born under the sign of Libra (???). He also told me that two of the members were former FM radio DJs on Cincinnatis WAIF. A few days later, a package arrived containing three unmarked 90 minute cassettes, and a handwritten letter. The letter featured color copies of a sexy drummer who, Witt explained, was dead now, and another photo of a very young girl who Witt claimed to have taken to see GG Allin. The letter, rife with more references to the copious amount of drugs the band takes, quotes from South Park, and casual boasting, was still not enough to prepare me for the amazingly twisted sounds contained on the tape. Eerie acoustic blues, with oscillator and other various noises, super confessional lyrics sung by what sounds like the demon spawn of Jandeks gal Nancy and Niagara, and the unmistakable sound of several fucked up adults getting together to rock out in a self-described drug infested nut house. This one is hard to explain, and frankly, Im at a loss - a very authentic psychedelic nightmare that may be a little too real people for its own good. Of all the amazing shit coming out of Cowtown lately (and there is a LOT!) this is some of the most fried by far. Some of it maybe sounds a little like Sam Esh? I dont know, man. Anyway, this is the first of what we hope will be many releases of Wild Gunmen material on Mad Monk. We are super excited to share this with the world! I asked Witt to send me cover art and song titles, and he told me to "just make them up, cause no one here can ever agree on them...our singer Kristy is a drug addict...half the time I just want to kill her. And surprise us and cook up your own design for a CD cover - title it anything you want." Okay, then! Only 150 copies, hurry!"- Mad Monk
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Artist: WOODEN WAND & THE BRIARWOOD VIRGINS
Title: Briarwood
Format: LP
Label: Mad Monk
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Limited to only 500 copies, this LP version of the new album by WOODEN WAND is being released by Fire Records in the UK on CD (and eventually, a vinyl reissue), but this version is the homegrown DIY style, with Office Max printed inserts and marble-y swirl purple vinyl. Further alienating those who would just as soon attend a Renaissance Fair as they would a gig, this album is WW at his most rock and roll - a valentine to trad rock (only one track of acoustic guitar on the whole record) - no honey straws here. Features a cover of Jim Fords "Big Mouth USA" and longtime crowd favorite "The DNR Waltz." Tube sizzlin good times. Bottoms up!" - Mad Monk.

Artist: AGITATION FREE
Title: 2nd
Format: LP
Label: Made In Germany
Country: Germany
Price: $19.00
2016 repress. "When the band Agitation Free came together in 1967 as a result of the merging of two Berlin rock groups, one of the most interesting groups in a dawning independent German music scene was created. With their improvisations between rock, jazz and new music, Agitation Free - soon relegated to the not so flattering category of krautrock - made musical forays into areas that few of their fellow German musicians had ever penetrated." -Made In Germany.
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Artist: AGITATION FREE
Title: Fragments
Format: LP
Label: Made In Germany
Country: Germany
Price: $27.00
"Agitation Free are one of the most highly acclaimed bands in the field of krautrock music. This fourth vinyl edition (after the successful releases of Malesh, 2nd, and Last) comes from Made in Germany and is limited to 1000 numbered copies." - Made In Germany.

Artist: AGITATION FREE
Title: Last
Format: LP
Label: Made In Germany
Country: Germany
Price: $24.00
"Agitation Frees third album, originally released in 1976, now reissued on 180 gram vinyl with the original artwork. Featuring live jams recorded in 73 and 74, this is a psych prog jewel from these Krautrock legends. Includes in depth liner notes." -Made In Germany.

Artist: AGITATION FREE
Title: Malesch
Format: LP
Label: Made In Germany
Country: Germany
Price: $19.00
2016 repress. "A vinyl re-release of the debut-album by legendary krautrock avant garde band Agitation Free, starring Lutz Lüül Graf-Ulbrich on guitar, who late became part of Ash Ra with Manuel Goettsching." - Made In Germany.
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Artist: S.Y.P.H.
Title: 4
Format: CD
Label: Made In Germany
Country: Germany
Price: $16.00
"Re-release of a German avant garde-punk-classic from 1981. Co-produced by Holger Czukay (Can) it was the counterpart of the Czukay-Album On the Way to the Peak of Normal, in which all the members of S.Y.P.H. also took part. The CD comes with booklet with unreleased photos and extensive liner notes by S.Y.P.H.musicians Harry Rag and Jojo Wolter." - Made In Germany

Artist: S.Y.P.H.
Title: 4
Format: LP + CD
Label: Made In Germany
Country: Germany
Price: $18.00
LP version. Includes CD of the complete album.

"Re-release of a German avant garde-punk-classic from 1981. Co-produced by Holger Czukay (Can) it was the counterpart of the Czukay-Album On the Way to the Peak of Normal, in which all the members of S.Y.P.H. also took part. The CD comes with booklet with unreleased photos and extensive liner notes by S.Y.P.H.musicians Harry Rag and Jojo Wolter." - Made In Germany


Artist: SCHULZE, KLAUS
Title: In Blue
Format: Triple CD
Label: Made in Germany
Country: Germany
Price: $27.00
"When In Blue was released, many fans thought that this was the most typical Schulze record for a long time. They were probably right because Klaus did the songs a little bit with the fans in mind for whom the sound of the previous album were too modern. In this respect In Blue is a more traditional Schulze record because it featured Manuel Goettsching on Return Of The Tempel. However he didnt plan it. Somehow it came to his mind to ask Manuel if he wont feel like playing a bit again. When we are playing live we just have to look at eachb other, and everything flowes! Manuel is not only a great guy but also a gifted guitarist. Since the days with Ash Ra Tempel Klaus and Manuel never lost touch with each other." - Made in Germany.

Artist: SCHULZE, KLAUS
Title: La Vie Electronique 10
Format: Triple CD
Label: Made In Germany
Country: Germany
Price: $22.00
"2011 release. CD1: Unheilbar Deutsch; CD2: Walk The Edge; Havlandet; Interview 1991; CD3: Goodwill; Olé; Habla Espanol; Gaudi Gaudi; Suite Nr.3, D-Dur, 2. Satz, "Air". "Former member of Tangerine Dream and Ash Ra Tempels 10th volume of his early works. La Vie Electronique is a series of 3-disc CD releases by Klaus Schulze, reissuing material from his limited edition 50-disc CD box set The Ultimate Edition (2000), which itself collected the previously released limited edition multi-disc box sets Silver Edition (1993, 10 discs), Historic Edition (1995, 10 discs), and Jubilee Edition (1997, 25 discs), along with an additional five discs. The series began in 2009 with a plan to release all the music from The Ultimate Edition in chronological order." - Made In Germany

Artist: SCHULZE, KLAUS
Title: La Vie Electronique 11
Format: Triple CD
Label: Made In Germany
Country: Germany
Price: $22.00
""In 1992-93 Klaus Schulze recorded about ten hours of music, not intended for record release. This music was issued in a box set and quickly sold out, so smaller collections have been reissued. Disc 1: The four parts of Film Musik contain the complete music for the soundtrack to the 1993 German TV documentary Spurensicherung. Baudenkmaler. Disc 2: Klaus called the 71-minute piece Narren des Schicksals his first symphony. It was recorded in 1992/93 for no special purpose. Disc 3: Track 1, Der Schonheit Spur, is the longer version of the music Klaus recorded 1993 as soundtrack for a film about Berlins Potsdamer Platz, and the final track (Return in Happy Plight) is the remixed version which was actually used for the film. Ein schones Autodafe was meant but not used as ballet music for Klaus opera Totentag." - Made In Germany

Artist: SCHULZE, KLAUS
Title: La Vie Electronique 6
Format: Triple CD
Label: Made In Germany
Country: Germany
Price: $22.00
"CD 1 contains the second part of the Oberhausen-concert with Schwanensee and two solo pieces recorded in 1976 in the studio in Hambuhren. Fear at Madame Tussauds was recorded in April, 1977 in the London planetarium - at that time a novelty, for it was the first time that a concert was held in a planetarium. Zeitgeist is a concert which was recorded on October 17th , 1977 in front of 5500 people in the Saint Michael cathedral in Brussels, Inside The Harlequin is the encore of this evening. The recording date of La Vie Secrete cannot be exactly determined after all years any more. Recorded either in 1977/78 or 1975 this piece remains a very quiet, almost meditative jewel. In contrast to this stands Barracuda Drum recorded about 1978 with Harald Grosskopf on drums. Last but not least at the end of the third CD we encounter the Klaus Schulze of 1979: In October and November that year Klaus Schulze was on tour with Arthur Brown (Fire). There was Greatness in the Room is a fragment of the encore of concert from October, 29th 1979 in Brussels. The specific thing about this recording: Beside the voice of Arthur Brown the vocoder-voice of Klaus Schulze is also to be heard." - Made In Germany

Artist: SCHULZE, KLAUS
Title: La Vie Electronique 7
Format: Triple CD
Label: Made In Germany
Country: Germany
Price: $22.00
"Re: People I Know is the first of the two long pieces that Klaus played during his Dusseldorf concert in 1977. Its similar to the highly valued piece that KS played around the same time in Brussels St. Michaels cathedral. Avec Arthur: During the lengthy 1979 tour, Klaus played a long solo piece that filled the first half of the concerts as usual. After the intermission, the singer Arthur Brown joined him for the second piece. This is one of those energetic second halves. Arthur could be, and was often, very high-spirited, very good, I dare say even excellent. As here, on the 25th of October 1979 in a youth club of the Belgian town of Liege. During the peaceful part after the break (and his famous roar). Arthur sings partly in French. Merveilleux! My diary reports: Small youth club, jam packed. Good concert. Crazy Nietzsche is loosely based on Klaus well-known Friedrich Nietzsche title from the X recording session. As on the X tracks, the drumming is by the great rhythm man Harald Grosskopf. First, Klaus recorded Haralds familiar solid pulse, and for the middle part - Asketische Ideale - he was asked to add some floor toms playing. As usual during that blooming Schulze era, also this track was recorded at the Panne-Paulen studio in Frankfurt. After listening to the music for the first time after many years, Klaus told me it must be a live recording because of the sound of the Korg PS 3300 that he only played in concerts not in a studio. Judge for yourself." - Made In Germany

Artist: SCHULZE, KLAUS
Title: La Vie Electronique 8
Format: Triple CD
Label: Made In Germany
Country: Germany
Price: $22.00
"Klaus Schulze recorded some of his more introspective works. Albums like Mirage, Dune, and Dig It saw a significant change in his style of playing and his way of composing. While Schulze was quickly expanding his collection of synthesizers, that ultimately had its effect on the outlook of the music and the possibilities of performing that in a more exquisite way. Play a track like Synthasy and notice that Schulze has come a long way since Timewind and Moondawn. On this 8th part of La Vie Electronique theres a selection of stuff that was archived beside his official albums in those years. A large part of this 3CD-set forms the appearance of concert recordings (made on a cheap, but stereo radio cassette recorder) from Klaus 1979 tour with singer Arthur Brown. Besides the recordings that made up three sides of his monumental Live album that was released in 1980, there were plenty of other versions available of the material that Schulze played during the fall of 1979. The late seventies/early eighties work of Klaus Schulze is often overlooked and underrated by many. Hearing the material featured on this 3CD-set, one can discover the other side of that particular period when analogue was still there, but digital was about to become the power to be." - Made In Germany

Artist: SCHULZE, KLAUS
Title: La Vie Electronique 9
Format: Triple CD
Label: Made In Germany
Country: Germany
Price: $22.00
"The three tracks on the first CD are a complete Schulze concert in Budapest: Budapest on the 21st of October 1982 in a huge sports arena, with Rainer Bloss on additional keyboards, but mainly he plays the electric piano. This was the only concert that was actually done from a scheduled tour through south-east Europe, together with Tangerine Dream, Rick Wakeman, KS, and Classix Noveaux with Thomas Dolby. The first title played in the Hungarian capital is based on Klaus famous Ludwig title from the album X. "Die spirituelle Kraft des Augenblicks" (The spiritual power of the moment) is still the Budapest concert. The encore. The announcement is made by Klaus Schulze." - Made In Germany

Artist: SCHULZE, KLAUS
Title: La Vie Electronique Vol. 5
Format: Triple CD
Label: Made In Germany
Country: Germany
Price: $22.00
"We are proud to announce La Vie Electronique Vol. 5. The rarities of the electronic pioneer Klaus Schulz were previously released in a strictly limited edition, called The Ultimate Edition, and document the history and the rich diversity of this exceptional musician, even more impressive than on his official releases. Now these recordings, completely remastered and for the first time in chronological order, are available in elaborate editions. Every episode contains 3 CDs in high-quality vinyl look with digipack including booklet with detailed background information and comments. La Vie Electronique Vol. 5 contains music of the years from 1976 to 1977. Berlin Schoneberg was recorded in 1976 at a Berlin radio concert, Vie de reve is a concert from the same year, recorded in Reims in France. Nostalgic Echo and Titanische Tage are also solo concerts from 1976. A year later For Barry Graves has been recorded - a short concert for the West German Radio broadcasting show music extra 3. The Oberhausen Tape is a concert from 1976 (you will find the second part of this concert on La Vie Electronique 6). Finally, The Poet is a typical piece of the Moondawn era." - Made In Germany

Artist: SCHULZE, KLAUS
Title: Richard Wahnfrieds Tonwelle
Format: Double CD
Label: Made In Germany
Country: Germany
Price: $16.00
"2 CD version of 1981 release from former Ash Ra Tempel member. Since the late seventies Klaus Schulze uses the alter ego Richard Wahnfried. The album Tonwelle was released in 1981 as Richard Wahnfrieds second. Within Klaus Schulzes universe Tonwelle remains an exceptional album today. This 2CD package contains: The original vinyl was produced for a speed of 33 1/3 rpm but by mistake, the cover said a speed of 45 rpm. For this release the fast version was processed. Both versions are now available for the first time."

Artist: HAINO & YOSHIDA TATSUYA, KEIJI
Title: Hauenfiomiume
Format: CD
Label: Magaibutsu
Country: Japan
Price: $20.00
"The controversial work which stepped into the forbidden territory of editing the performance of Haino Keiji. Yoshida breaks up their studio session boldly and restructures it from the unacceptable tune reproduced by extreme editing to the pop song thing that it is surprised. From the irregular hard core to heavy tune. From the modern music short piece, to the lyricism acoustic number. This album shows new possibility with union/condensing the music of Haino & Yoshida. This time they made 2 different (but similar) albums." 16 tracks, 50 min.-Magaibutsu

Artist: GONDELN, WENDY
Title: Fracking
Format: 12"
Label: Magazine
Country: Germany
Price: $16.00
“Wendy Gondeln is here to introduce and spread the dance-style called Fracking. Gondeln, also known as the German painter Albert Oehlen and long-time Red Crayola member, recently laid out the aspects of Fracking in his studio in Düsseldorf. He asked Wolfgang Voigt to provide him with two plain Gabber bass drum canvases. Wolfgang couldnt stop Fracking after Wendys visit, which resulted not only in his first Fracking track, but in his first three, included here in the form of a Fracking triptych. WhenMagazine (Jens-Uwe Beyer, Crato, Barnt) heard of this new thing called Fracking, they had to start Fracking, too.” - Magazine.

Artist: GONDELN, WENDY
Title: Fracking
Format: 12"
Label: Magazine
Country: Germany
Price: $16.00
“Wendy Gondeln is here to introduce and spread the dance-style called Fracking. Gondeln, also known as the German painter Albert Oehlen and long-time Red Crayola member, recently laid out the aspects of Fracking in his studio in Düsseldorf. He asked Wolfgang Voigt to provide him with two plain Gabber bass drum canvases. Wolfgang couldnt stop Fracking after Wendys visit, which resulted not only in his first Fracking track, but in his first three, included here in the form of a Fracking triptych. When Magazine (Jens-Uwe Beyer, Crato, Barnt) heard of this new thing called Fracking, they had to start Fracking, too.” - Magazine.

Artist: CIRCUIT DES YEUX
Title: CDY3
Format: 10"
Label: Magnetic South
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
2013 release. “The cryptic vision of Circuit des Yeux becomes ever more formed with this minialbum. Whereas the oft solo Chicago-based Haley Fohr is backed with a tourlearned combo to push these three songs into maximal view then, off into obliteration. Yet, the focus remains Fohrs haunted, mournful melodies, where the edges of her voice twist toward inner conflict and white light aggression, and intricate feedback architecture of her guitar playing. In this near anthem rock mode the songs become a liberation from the cacophonous orchestrations fashioned throughout Symphone and Sirenum and the isolation of last years Portrait -- all full-lengths on the De Stijl label. The retelling of “Im On Fire” and the new "Lithonia" are classic structures filtered through Fohrs Romantic spirit and an emotional weight not far from Catherine Ribeiro or Peter Jefferies. The B-side “Helen, You Bitch” is a smudged, concrète-purposed solo that builds with drums and more guitar until the end. Recorded at the all analogue Magnetic South in Bloomington, Indiana, this 300 edition 10-inch is the studios first widespread release on its in-house label after previous titles from Apache Dropout, Learner Dancer and Tammar. 10" record housed inside of black and white cardstock foldover sleeve with b/w insert.” - Magnetic South.

Artist: ZERO BOYS
Title: History Of
Format: Cass
Label: Magnetic South
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
Reissue of post-"Vicious Circle" tracks by the original Zero Boys lineup originally released on cassette by Affirmation Records. Pro-duplicated & imprinted white shell cassette with b/w J-card & labels.
"It came out of nowhere in 1982, this punk rock/hardcore fireball with the bright yellow sleeve. In one sense, The Zero Boys Vicious Circle was yet another example of how U.S. punk seemed to peak coast to coast that year. But unlike most coastal punk, the Zero Boys were pointing the way to a scene that could accommodate heaping helpings of melody, intelligence, and rock n roll sus, not just turbo-charged ferocity. From 1979 into 83, the Indianapolis based ZBs were the finest hardcore blitz in the Midwest if not all the lower 48 states. Proof is Vicious Circle and the two decades since of copyists, bootleggers, practitioners and reunion concert pogoers. Though before and after that LPs 1982 release they recorded the Livin in the 80s 7", songs for three comps and released the post-mortem History Of... cassette revealing their transformation into a toured band warming to the metaphysical and their demise while still waving torches of rock n roll panache. ... Yeah, they played shows with Minor Threat, Dead Kennedys, Subhumans, and others but in Terry "Hollywood" Howes guitar there was harmonious terror and unstoppable cadence. Terrys licks and chops -- a leap beyond two or three chord punk -- offered a zone and measured count for drummer Mark Cutsinger and bassist David "Tufty" Clough, a rhythm unit in par with the Minutemen if not The Meters, to run lines like quicksilver. Meanwhile, frontman, Paul "Z" Mahern provides a constant wash from beginning to end. When the Ramones lost it, the Zero Boys found it; Adding a slam brigade fist to the Blitzkrieg Beat. The Zero Boys managed to come with one of the best early 80s punk records, or one of the best records ever, period. Between Vicious Circle and History Of, the entire recorded output of this legendary Midwest punk bands original line up is, finally, collected.” - Jack Rabid and Eric Weddle.

Artist: SUNBURNED HAND OF THE MAN
Title: Loose Bugs
Format: CD
Label: Magnificent Expansion
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"i recorded this in Feb 1998 at con art loft and mixed /mastered and hand made limited to 999 copies. here is the first batch of 100 ready and shrink wrapped. theres 10 years of previously unreleased sunburned music here with me that i recorded and i plan on continuing to make as much as possible available over the next year, this is volume 1 loose bugs."

Artist: BURNING STAR CORE & LAMBSBREAD
Title: Live In St. Louis
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"lambs as the chiefs backing band.... 1st jam is slow, quiet, longer developing jam that never really bursts; just builds.... 2nd jam = quick burner with the chiefs electronics getting fried.... edition of 80"
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Artist: CLAMS
Title: Marinos Dream
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"Like sleeping off a hangover while slowly breathing in the smell of cheap fried seafood... recorded live at some gallery in columbus, played by all 3 members of lambsbread/spencer yeh/james ferraro of the skaters... edition of 75/handmade covers" - Zac Davis, Lambsbread.

Artist: DAVIS, ZAC
Title: Bad Ludes
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $10.00

Artist: DAVIS, ZAC
Title: In MI
Format: Cass
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $10.00

Artist: DAVIS, ZAC
Title: In Michigan
Format: Cass
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
2007 release limited to 40 copies.

Artist: DAVIS, ZAC
Title: Living Easy Is Hard
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $10.00

Artist: DAVIS, ZAC
Title: Ripoff Scumbag
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $10.00

Artist: DAVIS, ZAC
Title: Valleys Of Your Mind
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $10.00

Artist: DAVIS, ZAC/BEN HALL
Title: Slab Pt 2
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"hell hall says it sounds like coryell meets cobham.... while i dont disagree, i think its a bit more fucked..... sounds like if some kids who have been listening to nothing but charlie christian records their whole life found a non-existent bailey/harris duo lp and tried to imitate it while drunk..... very strange.... edition of 60" - Maim & Disfigure.
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Artist: DEAD MACHINES
Title: Live Dead
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"live in columbus early 05, olson on drums and vocals, tovah on drunk junk box/j-tar destroying.... like no dead machines youve heard... imagine the drums from the negative approach 7" being played under some weird synth tape being slowly mangled and eaten with the sound of one bass string being detuned and abused and youre somewhat close to what it sounds like.... one part everything cuts out and both get into some seriously twisted screaming type shit, sounds like they were killing each other up there..... olson in fine mode talking some punk talk.... rumor in town for a while was they had a bunch of LSD in their car on the way to the gig and got pulled over so they had to eat it all, and i hearing this you could believe it.... if youre under 18 we need a letter from your parents to buy this one, lots of anti-cop talk... dont want another "cop killer" on our hands..... edition of 100" - Zac Davis, Lambsbread.

Artist: DEAD WAFER
Title: IDM
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $8.00

Artist: DEAD WAFER
Title: s/t
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"2nd release from this mysterious tape/echo/vocal wipeout.... a bit more droned out than the earlier cassette release, but still same burned vibe.... maybe if the other one was the sound of waking up in pain from smoking too much weed the night before, this one is the sound of what happens after that pain has already been killed with a heavy early morning session.... edition of 50" - Maim & Disfigure.

Artist: DEAD WAFER
Title: s/t
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $10.00

Artist: DEAD WAFER/ZAC DAVIS
Title: Baloon Head
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $10.00

Artist: DEAD WAFER/ZAC DAVIS
Title: Split
Format: Cass
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"newest early morning brain incinerating jams from the wafer on side a with side b being more typical awful sounding acoustic jamming... edition of 50" - Maim & Disfigure.

Artist: DEMONS W/ ZAC DAVIS
Title: s/t
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
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Artist: DOMINOS PIZZA
Title: C. B. Answering Machine
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
Zac Lambsbread & James Ferraro.
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Artist: EMERALDS
Title: Dirt Weed Diaries Vol 2
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"clevos #1 misogynists (well at least one of em is) cook up another demented batch of stewed audio haze.... this time much darker..... if you could be served a bowl of this it would be dark grey but would sparkle when you turned your head in different directions to look, and each glisten would feel too bright and piercing, sometimes to the point of feeling like you eye is gouged, only to realize youre staring at nothing but thick grey surface which might not even have anything underneath.... ltd to 75" - Maim & Disfigure.
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Artist: HALO RAZOR HEAD
Title: Boogie Punks
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"also known as "the bp band", this is one of our best releases ever.... weirdest rock/improv unit ive ever heard.... guitar goes from weird waves of in and out volume to complete mars style atonality into straight up hendrix destroyed blues mania..... drums are like no other drummer ive heard; dude plays a line, tries to copy it but does a bit off, repeats this 3 or 4 times, then goes into strange open wasted bashing that somehow still retains logic... gonna be playing some gigs with us in the next few weeks (chicago, stl and lexington) so come check em ltd to 60" - Maim & Disfigure.
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Artist: KEFFER, LESLIE
Title: Provocative Oral Mics
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"was trying to find title for keffer cd few weeks back.... hanging at skylab party where elusive DJ EURO was playing, emeralds crew + connolly + keffer in da house..... all night big john and keffer coming at it each other with weird sexual tension vibes, calling each other names and shit with big john getting a bit out of control.... dude starts rappin "your music just sounds like a skeezy 16 year old..." everyones jaws drop, but dude keeps going "not like i dont like it... it turns me on... but it sounds like a slutty 16 year old girl..... all those cute little toys you use.... and those provocative oral mics.... it really turns me on" (to which she responded "you sing like a girl with 2 boys")..... i cant say any sort of mics or noise toys have ever really turned me on, but maybe it will for you..... 2 live shows from tour with lambsbread in sept...... 1st is nj rager, keffer in awful mood all day... not talking to anyone.... plays killer 8 minute super loud oppressive set, in great mood after.... 2nd = weird stoned vibes in pvd..... edition of 60" - Maim & Disfigure.
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Artist: KUMPINY NIGHT
Title: Kumpiny Night
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"from jan 07.....ben chasney, elisa ambrogio, kim gordon, thurston moore, bill nace, zac davis, christian carter, gown, jessi leigh swanson, dredd foole, matt krefting.... all inna combination.... duos/trios etc.... the whole gig on tape, hear all the bad jokes made between every set.... everyone was great this night, 5 minute set limit, names pulled out of a hat for collabs...... edition of 126" - Maim & Disfigure.
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Artist: LAMBSBREAD
Title: (U Are Now Slipping Into) The Xans Of Time
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $10.00

Artist: LAMBSBREAD
Title: Alien Smoke Out
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $10.00

Artist: LAMBSBREAD
Title: Blake The Next Nick Lachey
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $10.00

Artist: LAMBSBREAD
Title: Check Yr Head
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $8.00

Artist: LAMBSBREAD
Title: Flat and Old
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $10.00

Artist: LAMBSBREAD
Title: Floating Inside Baloons
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $10.00

Artist: LAMBSBREAD
Title: Foiled Again
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $10.00

Artist: LAMBSBREAD
Title: Kiedis Got Clean With Help From A Magical Elk
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $10.00

Artist: LAMBSBREAD
Title: Killing Yourself To Live Vol 1
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"first 4 gigs from summer "killing yourself to live" tour w graveyards/bloodyminded/demons..... cbus/chi/mn/iowa..... chi and iowa have c spencer yeh on vocals, sounds like someone gargling with wood chips.... other 2 are lambs trio..... completely raw sound...... no fucker were at some of these gigs..... edition of 60" - Maim & Disfigure.

Artist: LAMBSBREAD
Title: Levitation
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $10.00

Artist: LAMBSBREAD
Title: Paid In Full
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"real trashed out boombox jams, recorded late night, probably in an opiate haze.... cover features diddy, lebron james, dwayne wade and some other mugz.... edition of 60" - Maim & Disfigure.
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Artist: LAMBSBREAD
Title: Police In Helicopters
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"newest rank basement jams.... recorded 4 am style, everyone almost passing out..... each time it seems the riffs get longer and longer and the explosions stay a bit more restrained, take longer to happen.... sounds like sabbath or moses trying to take their songs apart, but theres too much gunk in the way... edition of 60" - Maim & Disfigure.

Artist: LAMBSBREAD
Title: Ram Up U Party
Format: Cass
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"includes one live jam from last tour and one basement jam..... recorded 100% handheld style" - Maim & Disfigure.

Artist: LAMBSBREAD
Title: Return To Sender
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $10.00

Artist: LAMBSBREAD
Title: Rodnet King Was On PCP That Night
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"cd of newest lambsbread recordings, going deeper into sub-sab repeition territory, holding off for a long time before the blast..... willie d says "fuck rodeny king", and while i dont agree, its cool he was dusted.... edition of 100" - Maim & Disfigure.
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Artist: LAMBSBREAD
Title: Shit Gayz
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $10.00

Artist: LAMBSBREAD
Title: Steal Yr Face
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $10.00

Artist: LAMBSBREAD
Title: Straight Ahead
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $10.00

Artist: LAMBSBREAD
Title: Take Me To Your Dealer
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"alien series....... best poster ever.... you can make that joke everytime you see an alien and its still funny.... edition of 60" - Maim & Disfigure.
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Artist: LAMBSBREAD
Title: Under the Bridge
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $8.00

Artist: LAMBSBREAD
Title: Waking Sleep
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $10.00

Artist: LAMBSBREAD
Title: Wigger Bounse
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $10.00

Artist: MIRANCHITO
Title: S/T
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $10.00

Artist: MURDER/SUICIDE
Title: Murder/Suicide
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"well i still cant really wrap my head around this one.... greg kelley/dave doogan duo... extremely rough sounding.... first jam sounds like oscillators and drums, weird vocals every now and then..... sounds angry, would not want to be in the way with this jam going down.... 2nd track = harsh high pitched trumpet "runs" with out of tune tom beating off time in the background.... listened to it with a crew last night, all agreed one of the "harshest" things weve ever heard.... track 3 = longer jam... real loud/in the red oscillators, trumpet etc.... edition of 60" - Maim & Disfigure.

Artist: RITUAL ABUSE
Title: s/t
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
Boston hardcore band, Mind Eraser w/ Zac Davis
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Artist: SCRAMBLED SPICE
Title: Baldhead Hoes
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $10.00

Artist: SCRAMBLED SPICE
Title: Part 2
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
Steve Gunn, John T (XO4) and Zac Lambsbread.

Artist: SHAPESHIFT
Title: Inna Basement Style
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
Zac Davis (Lambsbread), James Ferraro (Skaters), Karl Bauer (Axolotl), and Phil (Driver)

Artist: SHOWERS
Title: Live in Rats Eyes
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"providence scuzz-addicts make you feel like youre sitting in a sauna pumping out piss mist... goes from blown out heavy rock to stagnant out of order urinal rot... one song is a cover off of flex your head comp... edition of 50" - Zac Davis, Lambsbread.
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Artist: SICK LLAMA
Title: Skin Walker
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"the best dude in "noise" right now.... total fucking braindead, too burnt out to even get high anymore type noise.... some parts sound like plastic, 5 foot circular basketballs slowly boucning and deflating on a contact micd city street late at night; others sound like if you were the size of a safety pin and were crusing through a small, tight sewer that was all curvy and fucked up and the water was almost not even in there anymore but was slowly dripping while your carrying vessel was scraping up the ground you sailed on; others sound like someone flushing a toilet while taking a bong hit..... 2nd track = live on new years, hear how fucked up the emeralds crew was.... ltd to 75" - Maim & Disfigure.

Artist: SKY JUICE
Title: Empty Telepathy: Early Trancemissions 2000-2005
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
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Artist: SKY JUICE
Title: Meets Stoney Freeman Uptown Inna Dub Style
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"Numbered limited edition of 40." -Maim and Disfigure

Artist: TWISTED TUNNELS
Title: s/t
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"local guitar hero tom derwent gets a generator and goes under a highway overpass to shred...... sounds like haino without the emo or if you isolated just the guitar track from a TG record and played it on a dying boombox outside.... totally killer.... edition of 40" - Maim & Disfigure.
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Artist: V/A
Title: Live At Spooky Action
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"live @ spooky action cdr (w/ c spencer yeh, axolotol, skaters, lambs.... "-

Artist: WOLF EYES
Title: Fried Alive
Format: Double CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $16.50
"double live wolfs, one gig from sept 2005, other from little brothers in cbus this october..... both discs have a good mix of songs from the bigger lps and free jamming..... first disc has a bit more of a wasted, empty, paint-thinner huffed style creepy vibe.... 2nd disc is more full on assault.... edition of 100" - Maim & Disfigure.
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Artist: JOSEFUS
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Mainstream
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"2013 repress; 180 gram vinyl. Authors of two albums published in 1970, the Texas based Josefus are the quintessence of hard psych made in the USA -- a gritty sound featuring prominent guitar and a solid and agile rhythmic base. This second album by Josefus, released a year after their debut, confirms their place as one of the most interesting and underestimated bands of the era. Largely influenced by early Zeppelin and British blues, Josefus deftly brought late sixties hard rock into the 70s, anticipating sounds that would later become synonymous with bands like ZZ Top and giving birth to a genre that would eventually give way to heavy metal." - Mainstream.

Artist: SOARES, ELZA
Title: The Woman At The End Of The World (A Mulher Do Fim Do Mundo)
Format: LP
Label: Mais Um Discos
Country: UK
Price: $21.00
"Septuagenarian Brazilian music icon Elza Soaresteams up with the cream of São Paulos avant-garde musicians for an album of apocalyptic, experimental samba sujo ("dirty samba") that tackles the burning issues of 21st century Brazil: racism, domestic violence, sex, drug addiction and global warming. The Woman at the end of the World is Elzas 34th studio album and her first to feature previously unrecorded material, exclusively composed for her. Voted "Best Album of 2015" by Rolling Stone Brazil after its domestic release, it will now be released worldwide by UK based label Mais Um Discos. Over a sprawl of distorted guitars, squalling horn, taught strings and electronic shards, samba is savaged by rock n roll, free jazz, noise and other experimental music forms. A true legend of Brazilian music Elza has an incredible musical oeuvre that stretches back over seven decades mixing samba with jazz, soul, funk, hip hop and electronica, whilst her life story is a rags-to-riches-to-rags rollercoaster of triumphs and tragedies that has made her a voice for Brazils repressed female, black, gay and working class populations. Her music career began in the late 1950s as she sung in clubs and hotels, sometimes being forced to perform off stage because of her skin color. The 60s was a career defining period with a run of classic albums for Odeon. After decades of hardships and artistic exploration, her latest muse is São Paulos hyped samba sujo scene. Soares presents an album that walks a tightrope between post-rock and post-samba. "I knew this album would be a bold, modern sound" she says. "These songs are tense they do not allow you to relax". The album opens with "Coracão do Mar (Heart of the Sea)" with Elza reciting a poem from celebrated Brazilian modernist poet Oswald de Andrade. Title track "Mulher do fim do Mundo" uses carnival as a metaphor for the apocalypse and according to composer Romulo Froes "translates Elzas strength and indestructability". With The Woman at the End of the World, Elza forces the joy and sadness that personifies samba to confront the dirty truths of modern day São Paulo." - Mais Um Discos.

Artist: MAHER SHALAL HASH BAZ
Title: Souvenir De Mauve
Format: CD
Label: Majikick
Country: Japan
Price: $18.00
Latest from Tori Kudos long running project - released on the Puka Puka Brians label, Majikick. Supposedly marketed as a CD single even though it contains over 60 minutes of music. Features 8 shortish songs in the post-"Rough Trade era Red Krayola" primitive psych pop arena Toris been mining for awhile now and 3 tracks (totaling over 40 minutes) of solo piano. Possibly the most "listenable" Maher release to date!
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Artist: PEEPING TOM
Title: Beginin
Format: 7"
Label: Majikick
Country: Japan
Price: $6.00
Saya of Puka Puka Brians/Tenniscoats/Maher Shalal Hash Baz.
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Artist: DIE TÖDLICHE DORIS
Title: Die Unsichtbare LP (The Invisible LP)
Format: Double LP Box
Label: Major Label
Country: Germany
Price: $46.00

DIE TÖDLICHE DORIS - DIE UNSICHTBARE LP :: LIMITED LP-BOXSET :: TEASER 2015 from MAJOR LABEL on Vimeo.

Silkscreened box with "Unser Debut" (1984) and "SECHS" (1986) on transparent vinyl, a facsimile of a poster explaining the concept of the album, "infosheet," and a letterpress print signed and numbered by Wolfgang Müller of the band.

“A unique concept: In 1984 the band released their vinyl album Unser Debut, followed two years later by Sechs. Soon after they issued a big sized poster explaining the concept of both records and their secret 5th LP content. When played on two turntables simultaneously, the tracks form brand new tracks. Each corresponding track on both records has the same length and is composed to accompany the counterpart, thus forming fitting new tracks.”
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Artist: DETROIT, EDDY
Title: Immortal Gods
Format: CD
Label: Majora
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
CD reissue of the first (of two) self released albums put out by Eddy Detroit (his third album would come out many years later on Majora, Jungle Captive, in 1997. Very exotic cult folk and primitive rock album, led by the irrepressible vocal presence of Eddy. "A reissue of more material from the early 80s Phoenix underground music scene, contemporary with Paris 1942; this time none other than the first LP by Eddy Detroit... this was self released in 1982 and has been pretty impossible to find for quite a few years. Featuring an all star lineup including Mary and Dan Clark (Victory Acres), Charlie Gocher and Alan Bishop (Sun City Girls), James Verlaine (aka J. Akkari from Paris 1942) and others, this has turned out to be one of my favorite records documenting a scene I pissed away a whole lot of my just barely post adolescence loitering in and around." - Nick Schultz.

Artist: Q. LESLIE
Title: Presque Vu!
Format: LP
Label: Majora
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"Leslie Q is a new discovery from Tennessee I believe, who records songs in a solo bedroom style that are startling in their immediacy, power and ability to fly out of the known universe. Really rough textured acoustic guitar, insanely personal vocals, perfectly realized individualistic style. While Lou Guru and the rest of the Lo-fi-kill-me-now generation feverishly scour their Boys Life back issue set-collections for subject matter and inspiration, its nice to hear somebody maintain & actually add to the Real Person cannon." - FE. Late 90s LP..

Artist: Q. LESLIE
Title: The Casual Plane
Format: LP
Label: Majora
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"Second solo album of spectacular personal intimation; absolutely hammered acoustic guitar mantra-esque tunes and enchanting droned vocals on top. This is a sound for many unanswered dreams." - FE. Late 90s LP..
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Artist: SUN CITY GIRLS
Title: Bright Surroundings Dark Beginnings
Format: CD
Label: Majora
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"2nd CD in the Majora reissue program, this was the 7th Sun City Girls album, first issued on LP-only in 1993. It contains just three long tracks, opening with the ultra-gorgeous Eastern-laced ballad "The Venerable Song (The Meaning Of Which Is No Longer Known) -- a track which features a throbbing Alan Bishop bass-line mantra, much exotic Charles Gocher percussion and some unbelievably gliding lip numbness in the vocal dept. -- one of the most instantly recognizable sounds in modern music. "Omani Red Light" is one of those staggering trio cuts where Rick Bishop takes off for outer limits guitar-wise, heavily psychedelic and emotionally expressive, easily blowing away so much "real" psych that we all have to wade through. The final track is "The Multiple Hallucinations of an Assassin" -- a glowing improv-rock instrumental piece of perfectly intense resonance. The sequencing gives you an ideal feel for the mesmerizing frequencies this band was intent on emitting during the height of their live activity years, an era in American music when they were as threatening, confounding and potentially awe-inspiring as anyone that could be named. Yet another classic document." - Majora.
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Artist: SUN CITY GIRLS
Title: Valentines For Matahari
Format: CD
Label: Majora
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Reissue of this all-time classic first issued on LP-only in 1993, and the first of a series of CD reissues of Sun City Girls material on this label. Chronologically, this is the 8th Sun City Girls album, following the first 3 on Placebo, and the early Majora titles: Torch Of The Mystics ,Dawn of the Devi ,Live From the Planet Boomerang &Bright Surroundings Dark Beginnings. Majora never issued information as to the source of their material, but the albums were laboriously edited for home listening perfection and these few records documented this American bands apex in terms of inspiration, instrumental explosivity and third mind delirium. Mostly recorded live on earth (not necessarily in front of other humans), the material on Valentines... is mixed blazingly loud, up front and in your face, particularly notable for the special crystalline nature of Rick Bishops guitar playing -- a melding of psychedelics, sharding post-Ginn scale extensions and Eastern-tinged luminosity. Alan Bishops bass is in full accompanying force, pushing the improvisational zig zaggery element of the band to its core (although perhaps best known for his sparkling skills n manners of deception, manipulation & charm, Alan just might be the most significantly underrated bass player of the last 15 years!). Charles Gochers clattering traps fill out the remaining spaces in the middle perfectly. The record starts with the deliriously powerful "Black Tent" and closes with the next-planet conversation piece, "Circus Haddam", by which time things have cracked up pretty goddamn far. A most significant record, back again." - FE.
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Artist: TOTAL
Title: Here, Time Is Space
Format: Double LP
Label: Majora
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"This is the 3rd Total album, following the stunning Beyond the Rim debut and the Sky Blue Void CD on Freek Records UK. Total is the solo project of Skullflowers Matthew Bower (also Hototogisu, Sunroof!, Vibracathedral Orch, etc..), and here he presents 4 sides of long, glorious washes of guitar noise splendor" - FE. Original copies of this mid-90s release.

Artist: BABIES
Title: Meet Me in the City
Format: 7"
Label: Make A Mess
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
""Meet Me in the City" is the second single from new NYC combo THE BABIES. "Meet Me in the City" and "Somebody Else" are rollicking pop gems, pungent with sweet harmonies, raucous beats, tambourines, skyscraping guitars: the works. Summer dreams, psychic revelry, concrete heat-Babies are born! The individual Babies are no strangers to melodic transcendence, a fact to which their work in psych-pop wunderkinds WOODS and chainsaw sirens VIVIAN GIRLS will attest. Anybody with an ear for indie-pop mayhem had best put their spending shoes on pronto, as these Babies are starchildren of an entirely different breed!"

Artist: BRILLIANT COLORS
Title: Walk Into the World
Format: 7"
Label: Make A Mess
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
"Make a Mess Records presents Walk into the World, BRILLIANT COLORS second 7-inch for the label, following their four-song 2008 debut. With a handful of singles and an LP on the classic Oakland imprint Slumberland, this San Francisco trio has in the past three years projected a glittering stream of noisy pop gems over the Bay Area and beyond, carving a charmed path through indie melody and bratty punk primitivism. "Walk into the World" shimmers into life with a 60s girl-group swing and timeless pop drama, refracted through a hazy DIY lens, initially curious and ultimately triumphant. "Bad Vibes" turns your world upside-down with a downer dose of delightful disorientation. The 7-inch was recorded by garage punk wunderkind TY SEGALL and will be paired by a single just released by Slumberland. Pick em up!" -Make A Mess

Artist: GRASS WIDOW
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Make A Mess
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"GRASS WIDOWs debut LP is Make A Mess Records fourth release. This all-girl San Francisco trio borrows some of the aesthetic and sound from early art-punk bands like the Raincoats and blends it with their own unique style. Each song is vocally driven with intricate harmonies over strong melodies. For fans of Nodzzz, Brilliant Colors, Mika Miko, etc." - Make A Mess

Artist: GUN OUTFIT
Title: High Places
Format: 12"
Label: Make A Mess
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Olympia, Washingtons enjoying some of the best bands in the country again, and out from the basement comes GUN OUTFITs High Places 12-inch. The groups timeless, dueling guitar work twists and braids with melody around the trading vocalists, hypnotizing a growing legion of true believers stateside and abroad. Guitarists CARRIE KEITH and DYLAND SHARP shred with patience and deliberation, casting spells with the grace and power of Patti Smith or Huesker Due, the lyricism and six-string tenacity of Felt or Television. After last years triumphant Possession Sounds LP (Post Present Medium), High Places is a bright, open page in Gun Outfits continuing songbook. Four songs and an empty room-youll sit close to the needle to put it on over and over again." -Make A Mess.

Artist: KNIGHT SCHOOL
Title: Revenger
Format: LP
Label: Make A Mess
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"KNIGHT SCHOOL is a fresh-faced duo (sometime trio) from New York City transmitting mesmeric frequencies like star students of a cassette-pop underworld. Revenger is their second full-length record following 2009s self-released The Poor and Needy Need to Party, and their first for a minor label: San Franciscos Make a Mess Records. Knight School populates gorgeous, entrancing melodies with opaque lyrics that are often bleak, sometimes humorous and often bleakly humorous (sometimes). Their concise songs have a strange air akin to a celebratory sadness, like bounding out of the house in the middle of summer to find yourself in the midst of a once-in-a-lifetime snowstorm. KEVIN ALVIR and CHRIS BALLA wrote and recorded Revenger themselves, conjuring epic bedroom hypnosis from acoustic guitars, electric jangle and chime, primitive drum machines, tumbling drum kits and dreamy harmonies (and harmonicas). The album recalls early Guided By Voices, 60s folk-pop wonderment, The Go-Betweens and post-punk-era indie, but casts off into foreign waters on the strength of its own charmingly personal vision." - Make A Mess.

Artist: PROPER ORNAMENTS
Title: Recalling
Format: 7"
Label: Make A Mess
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"San Franciscos Make a Mess Records ventures across the pond for its ninth release, the debut 7-inch single from Londons THE PROPER ORNAMENTS, on which the English duo offers up two songs of languid drift, rainy-day vibes and ethereal pop power. "Recalling" rides a motorik pulse into dreamy, dimly lit terrain, simultaneously mannered and damaged, melodies moving back and forth between keyboards, guitars and voices. "Are You Going Blind?" is sadder and softer, evoking a classic British pop landscape of gray streets, upturned collars and haunting harmonies. The group shares members with the current goth-tinged, punk-flecked indie pop sensations VERONICA FALLS (7-inches on No Pain In Pop, Trouble Records and Captured Tracks) and the now-defunct SEXY KIDS (7-inch on Slumberland Records). One Ornament also spends time on the other side of the aisle, issuing underground missives with the Germs of Youth record label." - Make A Mess

Artist: RANK / XEROX
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Make A Mess
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"The debut LP from San Francisco post-punkers RANK/XEROX. The album follows a now-out-of-print four-song 7" and a split cassette with Grass Widow. Their sound is one of post-punk tension, messy but vaguely pop in a fractured fashion, guitar scratchers and synth screamers. The LP inhabits darker, danker spaces than previous recordings; damaged dirges seep out from a confused consciousness and are stared down by obtuse ragers and disorienting excursions into the synth zone. Recorded in a Chinatown dungeon by San Francisco luminaries ERIC BAUER (aka King Riff) and TY SEGALL. " - Make A Mess.
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Artist: WHITE FENCE
Title: White Fence
Format: LP
Label: Make A Mess
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"San Franciscos Make a Mess Records (Grass Widow, Brilliant Colors, Traditional Fools) is proud to unleash upon the masses the self-titled debut LP from LA psychpop auteur WHITE FENCE. Wander into the sweltering Cali smog to find yourself transported into a lysergic pop netherworld, where White Fence carves broad strokes of color into your mind. Coming on like Love in a Lollipop Shoppe, or Chris Knox abusing a Vox, the record oscillates between a sun-dappled English meadow, a crumbling SoCal suburban bedroom, and a riotous Sunset Strip leather gang knife fight, with the kind of warped precision and purity that marks the wolves from the sheep and the profound from the pretend in this instant online age. You know what I mean. Connoisseurs of the physical format will be richly rewarded with surgical-grade vinyl and a gorgeous fold-out insert." - Make A Mess. Highly recommended!
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Artist: MAKING WAVES
Title: #1 - August 2011
Format: Mag
Label: Making Waves
Country: UK
Price: $11.00
Squarebound mag featuring interviews with Jerri Cain Rossi of Denver post punk band Your Funeral, Dolly Mixture, Petticoats, Linder/Ludus, Chalk Circle, Liliput, Alice Bag, Chuck Warner and more.

Artist: HOTOTOGISU
Title: Befriending Demons/Nepenthe
Format: 3" CDR
Label: Mallard Lake
Country: Sweden
Price: $7.50
"A population of singing birds. How nice. But armed with rusty metal strings and heavy amplifiers executed in a freakout state of mind, it gets nasty. UltraFuzzDronePreacher Matthew Bower, known from Skullflower and Sunroof!, unveils another episode of the Hototogisu, in a collaboration with Marcia Bassett from the Double Leopards." - Mallard Lake. "The three inch cd seems to be the format of choice these days for all things avant / drone related. I guess its part the novelty, but also the 20 minute limit is just perfect for one big long track. Like the modern day drone rock equivalent of our old friend the seven inch single. This super limited three inch just so happens to be the latest missive from Mr. Matthew Bower of Sunroof!, Skullflower, Total, etc. Bower is the Hototogisu, and on this disc that means gorgous, pulsing free noise, taking the crushing power of Skullflower and smoothing it out with the bliss of Sunroof! Two tracks merged into one twenty minute piece of strangled guitar chords, droning and throbbing, becoming more and more machinelike, until the whole thing is a keening, looped mass of distorted grit and vibrating hum, like an industrial Steve Reich, or a noise rock Terry Riley. Caustic and abrasive, but also hypnotic and beautiful. These are ultra limited so you can bet they wont be around for long." - Aquarius.
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Artist: MAMITORI ULITHI EMPRESS YONAGUNI SAN
Title: 123 Fairy Tail Chimidoro Phenomenon Satan Inferno Dress Ha Cattlemurarete Yggdrasill HAwa Sasaru
Format: LP
Label: Mamitori Ulithi Empress Yonaguni San
Country: Japan
Price: $28.00
2012 release. Third album from this band (formerly known as Mamitori) made up of Aritomo, Tadasuke Iwanaga, Shingo Nakata, Kenji Itagaki, and Ai Tsuchikwa (all painters). Comes with an insert.

Artist: SIMPLY SAUCER
Title: Bullet Proof Nothing
Format: 7"
Label: Mammoth Cave
Country: Canada
Price: $7.00
"Taking a page from Ugly Pops fantastic fantasy 45 for Hackamore Bricks Oh! Those Sweet Bananas (songs that should have been singles, but werent for whatever reason), we present the second in our Mammoth Cave Classics series with a fantasy 45 of Simply Saucers anthem Bullet Proof Nothing. A-Side is the classic track from the Cyborgs Revisited LP, B-Side is the live version available on vinyl for the first time." - Mammoth Cave.
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Artist: PEEPER, THE
Title: Hustler Collage
Format: CDR
Label: Man Hand
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"edition of 200. the peeper is Matt Krefting, John Moloney, Gene Moore, Thurston Moore, and Bill Nace, psycho blowout from the time machine in easthampton"-Man Hand
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Artist: SUNBURNED
Title: Ego Enema
Format: CDR
Label: Man Hand
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"32 shows / 3 to go, east coast touchdown (meltdown), recorded about a month ago in rochester, ny. adams return to new york state, ashes aware session." -Man Hand

Artist: SUNBURNED
Title: Glek
Format: CDR
Label: Man Hand
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Next in the g-vowel series full on warp circa 2005 from the Loft, Moloney, Thomas, MJK, Phil Franklin and Dave Bohill. edition of 100." -Man Hand

Artist: SUNBURNED
Title: Glok
Format: CDR
Label: Man Hand
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Final joint in the g-vowel series.loft warp continueum, 5man creep leading into the thomas, bohill, cooper flush. edition of 100." -Man Hand

Artist: SUNBURNED
Title: Gluk
Format: CDR
Label: Man Hand
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Micks kitchen in Leeds is a multiuse facility. Gluk continues our trip through the vowels and brings you this hard bop session from the flowerhouse. Mick Flower, John Moloney, Rob Thomas & Ron Schneiderman. edition of 60." - Man Hand

Artist: SUNBURNED HAND OF THE MAN
Title: An Ants Death
Format: CDR
Label: Man Hand
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"presidential audio collage of a 2008 birmingham show / micks house / london / and greenfield, ma - b&w artwork, plastic digicase features Moloney, Thomas, Schneiderman, Sarah O Shea, Paul Labrecque, Mick Flower, Conrad Capistran, Phil Franklin, Taylor Richardson, and Adam Nodelman - edition of 100" - Man Hand

Artist: SUNBURNED HAND OF THE MAN
Title: Charlies Itch
Format: CDR
Label: Man Hand
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Brand new drugstep record for the robitussun dance crowd. played by moloney, oshea, thomas & schneiderman. edition of 100." - Man Hand. Numbered edition of 100

Artist: BLUES CONTROL
Title: A Full Tank
Format: CDR
Label: Managing Expectations
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"Spring 2007 tour CDR. Compiles the Palsy tape + the split tape on Uzi Suicide + a salty mix of Tenku You + Glen Fandango (from the WFMU session). RIYL Poltran and Circular Drinking." - Blues Control.

Artist: OS LOBOS
Title: Miragem
Format: LP
Label: Mandrax
Country: Italy
Price: $33.00
"Next stop, Brazil. 1971 psychedelic album that was released by the Top Tape label (same as Modulo 1000). Os Lobos Miragem is a great album; some distorted psychedelic guitar here and there, organ and piano arrangements, some acoustic guitar. Includes highlights like the psychedelic Byrds-y Miragem or O Homem de Neandhertal."-Mandrax

Artist: PUSEY, JOSEPH
Title: In My Ladys Chamber
Format: LP
Label: Mandrax
Country: Italy
Price: $33.00
"High level psych-folk from 1977, Californian private release but with a sound that has more to do with UK stuff, with some Eastern-influenced parts as well. Pusey, ex-Yellow Autumn, is certainly a very impressive guitar player -- his playing on this album is simply incredible and especially the instrumental parts will knock you out. Theres only acoustic guitars, bells, gong, flute and slight percussions, but you wont need anything else. A brilliant record this is, sure to impress any psychedelic folk fan."-Mandrax

Artist: DEATH COMES ALONG
Title: Heavy Psychedelic Schizoid God..
Format: LP
Label: Mangrove
Country: Japan
Price: $28.00
..Funeral March for Amebix, the Mob, Antisect, Crude SS, MB, SPK, F.T.B., Diamanda Galas, Ash Ra Tempel, Guru Guru, Amon Duul, Bodkin, Black Sabbath & German Oak. Dedicated To Edward Gein. "Amazing psychedelic side project by forward thinking members of Japanese hardcore band CROW. Full on psych gush meets heavy metal float with stops in side long industrial synth breakdowns and holy vocals." - Quote about their second LP "Psychedelic Inferno". "Sounds much like the title suggests with heavy psych influences meeting the punk style of CROW." - Mangrove. Original unplayed copies of 1st LP from 1994, w/ obi strip and inserts.
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Artist: BRAILLE CONNECTION
Title: Hair Doll/Doll Hair
Format: Cass
Label: Manhand
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"electronics, synth & tape loop duo of Rob Thomas (Sunburned) & Taylor Richardson (Infinity Window, Sunburned), sounds like a soundtrack to an unreleased michael mann movie - maybe Heat II?" -Manhand

Artist: CLEAR PEOPLE
Title: Clarity
Format: CDR
Label: Manhand
Country: USA
Price: $12.00

Artist: DIAMANTE, HERB
Title: My Crawling Eye Sees All
Format: LP
Label: Manhand
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Herb teams up with The Diminished Men, Kinski, Master Musicians of Bukkake and more, to make this amazing collection of songs, hits, and heavy dancefloor vibe on some tracks. Paste-on covers; hand-numbered edition of 200." -Manhand

Artist: EGG, EGGS
Title: Why Cant You Find Your Flash Cards?
Format: Cass
Label: Manhand
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"Edition of 40. egg, eggs is a psychedelic high octane hardcore band for the rubber room crowd from Western Mass led by 9 foot tall frontman Dave Russell (frothy shakes). 3 drummers, 2 bass players, one guitar, features members of Fat Worm of Error, Sunburned, Zebu!, Gas Station, Radioactive Prostitute, and the original Barn Owl." -Manhand

Artist: FRANKLINS MINT
Title: Tir Na Nog
Format: CDR
Label: Manhand
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Reload your jukebox with this live 05 mint set with the best line-up this band ever saw. recorded at our one time somerville, ma favorite local Irish pub, the Mint walks the line between tasty covers and originals. the line up includes Phil Franklin, Tony Goddess, John Moloney, Rob Thomas, & the nashville voice of Betsy Nichols. tracks by dylan, lightfoot, velvets, tim hardin, the stones, zevon and more, 18 tracks - edition of 150." - Manhand.

Artist: MACRODOT
Title: Macrodot
Format: CDR
Label: Manhand
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
Macrodot is John Moloney of SUNBURNED HAND OF THE MAN.

Artist: MANWHALE
Title: S/T
Format: Cass
Label: Manhand
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"Pronounce it like you speak spanish, manwhale is the rosetta stone in the quest to unite man & whale futhering on the theories touched upon in star trek IV - the voyage home. long sweeping, slow moving analog synth pieces played solely on a flower electronics - little boy blue synthesizer through a roland space echo - recorded by a member of sunburned." -Manhand

Artist: MOORE, THURSTON/JOHN MOLONEY
Title: Caught on Tape - Banjaxed Blues
Format: Cass
Label: Manhand
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"2 sides of blasting zone hard freestyle riff and drum assault caught live in Belfast and Baltimore over the last year. edited into a 2 side collage. comes with insert. limited to 150 copies." - Manhand.
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Artist: MV & EE
Title: Hick Smoke
Format: LP
Label: Manhand
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
Edition of 300. screened jacket. "Used to be a time when MV & EEs main means of expression was their Child Of Microtones. Tons of full length albums would be released every year on that label, but nowadays, were lucky if we get more than one per year). True the band seem to permanently be on the road so there is less time to record anything at the Maximum Arousal Farm. The Heroine Celestial Agriculture label has now gone on to become the main outlet for their live recordings (these seem to pop up everywhere like weed - no pun intended) and Im not complaining really, but I do miss all the elaborately packaged albums from the early years. Hick Smoke is the first CoM release for 2009 (Im keeping my fingers crossed for more) and is an interesting mix between the bands bastardized Neil Young clones, their LSD-laced folk tunes and the infamous extended freak-out jams. Sure wish there would be more like this, cuz Hick Smoke is definitely a must for fans." - Manhand.

Artist: OZONE LAYER
Title: Formidable Circle
Format: CD
Label: Manhand
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"More than simply the first ever solo jams from SUNBURNED HAND OF THE MANS guitar razor-lazer MARC ORLEANS (see also JUNEAU) this hand assembled, limited to 300 CDR only release is the opening of the chest he has long threatened. And still it is just the opening shot. More blues-rag, electro-acoustic, open brained experyments than any of us could have imagined, proving that it is not only still waters that run...  well you know the axiom. it also likely to stand as one of, if not the only, systems of functional psychosis laid to music with reverence, respect, and obsession on the plane of the 64." - Manhand.

Artist: PEEPER, THE
Title: Time Machine
Format: CDR
Label: Manhand
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
The Peeper is Matt Krefting, John Moloney, Gene Moore, Thurston Moore, and Bill Nace.
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Artist: SHIT SPANGLED BANNER
Title: No Dolby, No DBX
Format: CDR
Label: Manhand
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
CDR reissue of the ecstatic yod lp from this mid-90s pre-Sunburned band.
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Artist: SOUND OF POT, THE
Title: Only Jesus Can Make Me
Format: LP
Label: Manhand
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Conrad Capistrans debut solo LP. Twenty-five tracks, song-based electronica. Paste-on sleeves with glossy insert; hand-numbered edition of 200." -Manhand

Artist: SUNBURNED
Title: Drifting Mist
Format: CDR
Label: Manhand
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"september 2007 tour - 4 piece cleveland department - moloney, nodelman, oshea & richardson on this synth heavy live drift. edit and art by sunburneds sarah." - Manhand

Artist: SUNBURNED
Title: Silence Of Color
Format: CDR
Label: Manhand
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"edition of 100. sonic juxtaposition of humboldt county medical on halloween 2008 vs. southern vermont dank - july 2008 - run through the editing and art filter of sunburneds newest member Sarah O Shea - features franklin, moloney, oshea, thomas & schneiderman" -Manhand

Artist: SUNBURNED & PAUL FLAHERTY
Title: Unmuzzled Ox
Format: LP
Label: Manhand
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Originally issued on cassette by Ecstatic Peace in an edition of 100 copies. Its by Sunburned with the incredibly ball full Paul Flaherty and its called Unmuzzled Ox. Nuff said. LP edition of 200 numbered copies with inserts." -Manhand

Artist: SUNBURNED HAND OF THE MAN
Title: Anatomy Vol. 1
Format: CDR
Label: Manhand
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
August 2002 and July 2004 recordings as well as "flashbacks from the archives of insanity". Thick chipboard sleeve with full color paste-on artwork.

Artist: SUNBURNED HAND OF THE MAN
Title: Attica Rectangle
Format: CDR
Label: Manhand
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"First in the mental prison series. new years day recording from the 1277 studio. cross 28 minutes in the hole with a good hit of frog lick juice. hole turns white. attica! - edition of 100." - Manhand. Recorded Jan 1, 2007, Somerville MA.

Artist: SUNBURNED HAND OF THE MAN
Title: Cheap Blood
Format: CDR
Label: Manhand
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"Culled from sound check and live performance recordings made at the NETMAGE09 FESTIVAL in Bologna Italy this past January. Sunburned was honored to play live soundtrack for a multi-screened video and film aspect of the larger project, VILLAGE OBLIVIA, hosted by the creative force known as INVERNOMUTO (http://www.invernomuto.info). the rooms at the PALAZZO RE ENZO, where the event was held, were enormous, old, and beautiful.... Full color cover." -Manhand

Artist: SUNBURNED HAND OF THE MAN
Title: Knifelife
Format: CDR
Label: Manhand
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
Recorded at the Loft, June 2005.

Artist: SUNBURNED HAND OF THE MAN
Title: Liveinshit
Format: CDR
Label: Manhand
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
Recorded in Ohio, 2004.

Artist: SUNBURNED HAND OF THE MAN
Title: Tailwind
Format: CDR
Label: Manhand
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"More live recordings find their way to the surface. Edits from the final leg of SUNBURNEDs tour this past autumn. After several weeks on the road, this is a snapshot of maximum power blasting through the muddy trail. A shock to the system.... Locales include Chicago, Pontiac, Oberlin, Rochester, and Philadelphia. Moloney, Thomas, Franklin, OShea, Schneiderman, and joined by K & Richardson in Philadelphia." -Manhand

Artist: SUNBURNED HAND OF THE MAN
Title: Terminator 9
Format: CDR
Label: Manhand
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
Recorded at Bank Row, August 2007.

Artist: SUNBURNED HAND OF THE MAN
Title: Two Whats
Format: DVDR
Label: Manhand
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"sunburned live from the bookmill in the summer of 2004, eyes wide shut set with the big crew - bohill, corsano, capistran, K, Paul & val, moloney, thomas, rongoose, pontius, filmed by Kyle and refilmed by Ron in full smokescope. over an hour." - Manhand.

Artist: SUNBURNED/EMERALDS
Title: Split
Format: Cass
Label: Manhand
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
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Artist: VIBRACATHEDRAL ORCHESTRA
Title: The Momentary Aviary
Format: LP
Label: Manhand
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
Numbered edition of 600 copies. "Recordings from two consecutive hit-and-run shows in the south of the UK, August 2007. Special guest appearances from Wood(hush arbors, current 93) and Hayden. Frequencies adjusted for the birds full length, full color paste on fronts, 11x17 poster." -Manhand. 2008 release.
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Artist: WICKED IT, THE
Title:
Format: CDR
Label: Manhand
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Originals, samples, loops and remixes of the Music Of The Sunburned Hand Of The Man by Chad Cooper." - Manhand.

Artist: SUNBURNED HAND OF THE MAN
Title: The One You Forgot To Forget
Format: Cass
Label: Manhand/Lost Treasures of the Underworld
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"Some recordings from a few years back (2006). NewCastle, Cambridge, Bristol & Edinburgh. Comes in a cloth bag (dyed and screened) with artwork by John Malta and insert by John Moloney. Personnel: Moloney, Thomas, Orleans, Schneiderman, Hayden, Wood, Franklin, Corsano , MJK, Flower, Pontius, Richardson, Gozzy, OShea" - Manhand.
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Artist: SLEEP CHAMBER
Title: Sonorous Invokations Ov Brian Jones Vol #1
Format: 10"
Label: Manhood
Country: Italy
Price: $11.00
1995 release. Recorded at Roshambo Studios, 1994. "SONOROUS INVOKATIONS OV BRIAN JONES is SLEEP CHAMBERs 19th album. As on BRIAN JONES album PRESENTS THE PIPES OF PAN AT JOUJOUKA, this album is about the traditional ritual music of Morocco. JOHN ZEWIZZ of SLEEP CHAMBER impressively adapts this music by the use of flutes, horns, bells, cymbals etc., mixed with samples of BRIAN JONES. The last track contains parts of an interview done with JONES during his time in the military. The whole album is underlayed by the typical dark sounds of SLEEP CHAMBER. The result is a masterpiece of classical ritual industrial music, which can be compared to SLEEP CHAMBERs cult album SEXMAGICK RITUAL." - Fünfundvierzig.

Artist: 2+2=5, THE
Title: Into the Future
Format: LP
Label: Mannequin
Country: Germany
Price: $21.00
“Italian new wave masterpiece from 1984. Extremely rare dark minimal synth LP, released in 1984 through No Name Records in Italy and now reissued by Mannequin Records for the 30th anniversary. One of the crown jewels of the minimal synth scene. On a cold autumn evening in Milan in 1981, Nino La Loggia met Giacomo Spazio for the first time. The two had the same passion for music: Kraftwerk, Joy Division, D.A.F. and the whole new scene of proto-electronic wave. Together they decided to start the musical project called 2 + 2 = 5, a tribute to Orwellian dystopia. Shortly after, Cha Cha Hagiwara joined the band. Already a keyboard player in Jeunesse dIvoire, she enriched the bands raw sound with sonority and resonance which we can now define as analog. After several gigs around Milan, Turin and Switzerland, in 1983, the trio entered the studio to record their first LP titled Into the Future, which is widely considered one of the most important Italian new wave albums. Expect classic cold wave and minimal electronic Italian sounds in the vein of Cocteau Twins, A Certain Ratio, Joy Division. The role of 2+2=5 was crucial in the development of the Italian alternative music scene. Giacomo Spazio in 1983 established with Ermanno Gomma Guarnieri UT distribution, the first Italian company that distributed counter-culture punk material (tapes, records and fanzines). Then, in 1986, he was among the founders of the first Italian no copyright & electronic counter-culture magazine called Decoder. In 1987 he founded the independent music magazine Vinile and the related independent label Vox Pop, that later became one of the most famous and important indie-rock Italian labels. Nino La Loggia on his side contributed to agitating the Italian underground music scene, as DJ and producer and as co-owner of one of the most important record shops in Milan called Ice Age, now sadly closed.” - Mannequin.

Artist: ACTOR, THE
Title: Exploded View
Format: Cass
Label: Mannequin
Country: Germany
Price: $16.00
Limited edition of 120 copies.

Artist: ACTOR, THE
Title: Exploded View
Format: LP
Label: Mannequin
Country: Germany
Price: $21.00
"Mannequin Records announces the reissue of one of the most important Dutch Wave bands The Actor, with their seminal 1982 tape Exploded View. In the beginning of the 80s, a new phenomenon emerged: home taping. This way of recording resulted in a lot of noise. But that was less important than getting ones music out to the public. A well-known label for cassette bands in those days was the Dutch Trumpett Tapes. They were the first to publish the music of The Actor, who became their top-selling cassette band in 1982 and 1983. The Actors first release was Exploded View in 1982. The songs -- sung both in English and German -- often related to fashion, modernism, dancing and appearance. This made The Actor "quite fashionable." Remastered from the original master tapes by Rude 66, The Netherlands, 2014. Edition of 500 copies on 160 gram black vinyl." - Mannequin.
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Artist: BOURBONESE QUALK
Title: Bourbonese Qualk 1983-1987
Format: CD
Label: Mannequin
Country: Germany
Price: $18.00
"Mannequin Records is proud to present a compilation of one of the most important industrial bands active during the 80s in the UK. Bourbonese Qualk were an experimental music group from England, active from 1979 through 2003. They were always obsessively and uncompromisingly focused on controlling their work: they ran their own record label, recording studio, tour organization, and music venue (the notorious Ambulance Station). They refused to integrate into the commercial music racket and turned down publishing deals from major labels, stubbornly opting for total independence. Theyre also known for their political activism, formed in the crucible of 1980s Britain amid such influences as the UK miners strike, The Falklands War, Thatcherism, monetarism, local government corruption, squatting, anti-capitalism, anti-fascism, and anarchism. Their work was often ambiguous and directly critical of cynical power-politics of any color, often irritating members of the traditional organized left. In 1984 Bourbonese Qualk occupied a large empty building on the Old Kent Road in South London, which they turned into a base for their activities, a cooperative space for artists, musicians, and writers, and a center for radical political activism -- specifically as a coordinating center for the Stop the City anti-capitalist riots of 1984. Throughout its existence the band had a number of different line-ups; this collection focuses on the period of 1983 through 1987, which featured the trio of Simon Crab, Julian Gilbert, and Steven Tanza. During this time the group released five albums: Laughing Afternoon (1983), Hope (1984), The Spike (1985), Preparing for Power (1986), and Bourbonese Qualk (1987), releasing all but The Spike on their own labels Recloose Organisation and New International Recordings. Most of the tracks on this collection were recorded in their studio at the Ambulance Station. The group chose never to record in a proper studio (not that they could ever afford to), working instead with their own extremely basic equipment at a time when home studios were very unusual. If Bourbonese Qualk have a legacy, it is that culture should be reclaimed, redefined, and owned by the people, wherever they are, however small, and not by the state or the market, and that culture is a vital vehicle for debate and radical change. The fight goes on. Mastered by Rude 66. Graphic design curated by Simon Crab and Alessandro Adriani. Double LP includes four tracks not included on the CD: "Dream Decade," "In Flux," "Sweat It Out," and "There Is No Night." Digipak CD edition limited to 500 copies." - Mannequin

Artist: BOURBONESE QUALK
Title: Bourbonese Qualk 1983-1987
Format: Double LP
Label: Mannequin
Country: Germany
Price: $28.00
Double LP version; includes four tracks not included on the CD: "Dream Decade," "In Flux," "Sweat It Out," and "There Is No Night." "Mannequin Records is proud to present a compilation of one of the most important industrial bands active during the 80s in the UK. Bourbonese Qualk were an experimental music group from England, active from 1979 through 2003. They were always obsessively and uncompromisingly focused on controlling their work: they ran their own record label, recording studio, tour organization, and music venue (the notorious Ambulance Station). They refused to integrate into the commercial music racket and turned down publishing deals from major labels, stubbornly opting for total independence. Theyre also known for their political activism, formed in the crucible of 1980s Britain amid such influences as the UK miners strike, The Falklands War, Thatcherism, monetarism, local government corruption, squatting, anti-capitalism, anti-fascism, and anarchism. Their work was often ambiguous and directly critical of cynical power-politics of any color, often irritating members of the traditional organized left. In 1984 Bourbonese Qualk occupied a large empty building on the Old Kent Road in South London, which they turned into a base for their activities, a cooperative space for artists, musicians, and writers, and a center for radical political activism -- specifically as a coordinating center for the Stop the City anti-capitalist riots of 1984. Throughout its existence the band had a number of different line-ups; this collection focuses on the period of 1983 through 1987, which featured the trio of Simon Crab, Julian Gilbert, and Steven Tanza. During this time the group released five albums: Laughing Afternoon (1983), Hope (1984), The Spike (1985), Preparing for Power (1986), and Bourbonese Qualk (1987), releasing all but The Spike on their own labels Recloose Organisation and New International Recordings. Most of the tracks on this collection were recorded in their studio at the Ambulance Station. The group chose never to record in a proper studio (not that they could ever afford to), working instead with their own extremely basic equipment at a time when home studios were very unusual. If Bourbonese Qualk have a legacy, it is that culture should be reclaimed, redefined, and owned by the people, wherever they are, however small, and not by the state or the market, and that culture is a vital vehicle for debate and radical change. The fight goes on. Mastered by Rude 66. Graphic design curated by Simon Crab and Alessandro Adriani. Double LP includes four tracks not included on the CD: "Dream Decade," "In Flux," "Sweat It Out," and "There Is No Night." Digipak CD edition limited to 500 copies." - Mannequin.

Artist: BOURBONESE QUALK
Title: Lies
Format: 12"
Label: Mannequin
Country: Germany
Price: $16.00
"Pressed on 160-gram vinyl; includes postcard; limited to 300 copies. Bourbonese Qualk came into existence in 1979 and put out a stream of confrontational albums through much of the 80s and into the early 90s. After a long pause, they released On Uncertainty in 2001 and disbanded the next year after the death of guitarist Miles Miles. "Lies," a terse, TR 808-driven electro-tinged cut just under two minutes long, originally came out in 1986 on the Preparing for Power LP by way of the groups own label Recloose Organization. This EP features Ancient Methods on edit and remix duties." - Mannequin.

Artist: CARMODY
Title: Sleep on Mirrors - The 1981-1985 Tapes
Format: LP
Label: Mannequin
Country: Germany
Price: $21.00
“As earlier compilations of "danza meccanica" have made clear, Italy gave birth to a disproportionate number of synthpop, new wave, and electronic acts in the 1980s. Mannequin goes deeper into the Italian new wave with a killer ten-track selection of Carmody. Taking their name from Robert Sheckleys 1968 science fiction novel Dimension of Miracles, Carmody came from Torino, alongside contemporaries Monuments and Chromagain. They began as the duo of Alberto Ramella and Andrea Lesmo before expanding to a trio, with Max Casacci on guitar. They recorded from 1981 to 1985 and issued three incredibly rare demo tapes. Sleep on Mirrors compiles the best tracks from those tapes, highlighting some of the most peculiar minimal synth music to come out of Italy in the 1980s. Mastered by Rude 66. Graphic design by Alessandro Adriani. Edition of 400.” - Mannequin.

Artist: CASINO SHANGHAI
Title: LAction Minimal
Format: 12"
Label: Mannequin
Country: Germany
Price: $16.00
"Mannequin Records is elated to present a 12 EP with two unreleased 1986 tracks by Mexican new wave band Casino Shanghai, with a killer analog modular remix by In Aeternam Vale on the B-side. Asking to Laurent Prot to rework Casino Shanghai was more than logical. Permeated by a strong mitteleuropean dark pop atmosphere, here emphasized by the French lyrics ("La Tumba De Edgar Allan Poe" features a poem by Stephane Mallarmé). Limited edition of 300 copies on 160 gram red vinyl." - Mannequin.

Artist: DE CHERICO, TOMMY
Title: Close Your Eyes
Format: 12"
Label: Mannequin
Country: Germany
Price: $16.00
"A true pearl of the Italian minimal synth scene from the 80s. Tommy De Chirico founded the post-punk band Politburo in Turin during 1981 together with Maurizio Rubinetti (Sick Rose) and Massimo Aluffi (Ivan Siberia). On his own, he released the 7" Close Your Eyes/Flower Into the Factory, produced and recorded at TKS Studio by the Monuments Mauro Tavella between 1982 and 1983 and subsequently released by Turins Shirak Records in 1984. When Politburo split in 1986, Tommy continued to experiment with various projects and sounds, including Thugs, Quiet (with members of Monuments and Deafear), Noxeda, and Lacrimal, with whom he still plays today. Also presented here are three bonus demo tracks: a rare version of "Close Your Eyes" and two out-takes from 1983: "Vuh-Ya" and "Tuxedo Dance." The original graphic cover was realized by Bruno Zanichelli aka Pennarex, an underground artist from Turin. Strongly recommended for fans of Martin Dupont, Oppenheimer Analysis, Das Kabinette, Victrola, and Neon." -Mannequin.

Artist: DIN A TESTBILD
Title: Programm 1
Format: LP
Label: Mannequin
Country: Germany
Price: $21.00
“Early pioneers of the German New Wave music scene, Din A Testbild were formed in 1978 by Mark Eins and Gudrun Gut (former member of Einstürzende Neubauten, Mania D. and Malaria!). Din A Testbild played a significant role in defining the avant-garde music of Berlin. Legendary is their participation at the Festival Genialer Dilletanten in 1981. Mixed and produced by Klaus Schulze on his own record label Innovative Communication in 1980, Programm 1 was a favorite in the playlists of the Italian cosmic DJ heroes Daniele Baldelli and DJ Mozart. This first vinyl repress celebrates the 35th anniversary of this classic electronic album. "Din A Testbild comes from Berlin, so do I. The ?70s brought the well-known ?Berlin School of Electronics,? it seems as if in the ?80s Berlin will be the home of the advanced New Wave." -- Klaus Schulze, Sept. 1980. Mastered by Rude 66.” - Mannequin.

Artist: DIN A TESTBILD
Title: Programm 2
Format: LP
Label: Mannequin
Country: Germany
Price: $21.00
“Early pioneers of the German New Wave music scene, Din A Testbild were formed in 1978 by Mark Eins and Gudrun Gut (former member of Einstürzende Neubauten, Mania D. and Malaria!). Din A Testbild played a significant role in defining the avant-garde music of Berlin. Legendary is their participation at the Festival Genialer Dilletanten in 1981. Mixed and produced by Klaus Schulze on his own record label Innovative Communication in 1981, Programm 2 is their second album and was a favorite in the playlists of the Italian cosmic DJ heroes Daniele Baldelli and DJ Mozart. This first vinyl repress celebrates the 35th anniversary of this classic electronic album. "Din A Testbild comes from Berlin, so do I. The 70s brought the well-known Berlin School of Electronics, it seems as if in the 80s Berlin will be the home of the advanced New Wave." -- Klaus Schulze, Sept. 1980. Mastered by Rude 66.” - Mannequin.

Artist: DIN A TESTBILD
Title: Programm 3
Format: LP
Label: Mannequin
Country: Germany
Price: $21.00
"Early pioneers of the German New Wave music scene, Din A Testbild were formed in 1978 by Mark Eins and Gudrun Gut (former member of Einstürzende Neubauten, Mania D. and Malaria!). Din A Testbild played a significant role in defining the avant-garde music of Berlin. Their participation at the Festival Genialer Dilletanten in 1981 is legendary. Programm 3 is their third album. Mixed and auto-produced by Mark Eins with help of Ziggy Schöning, it was released on Klaus Schulzes record label Innovative Communication in 1983. Programm 3 represents a moment of distance from the "kraut" past of the band. Moving out from the legendary Schulzes studio into a home recording dimension with a basic equipment (Roland TR-808, Moog Source, EMS Synthi, tape loops), the sound of Din A Testbild was radically changing, getting closer to the experimental-electro and connecting the Neue Deutsche Welle ("German New Wave") with cosmic disco. Its well known in fact that Din A Testbild were a favorite in the playlists of the Italian DJ pioneers Daniele Baldelli and DJ Mozart, while nowadays you can find them in Matt Edwards/Radio Slave home listening mixes. Mastered by Rude 66. Edition of 500." - Mannequin.

Artist: DIN A TESTBILD
Title: Programm 4
Format: LP
Label: Mannequin
Country: Germany
Price: $21.00
"Early pioneers of the German New Wave music scene, Din A Testbild were formed in 1978 by Mark Eins and Gudrun Gut (former member of Einstürzende Neubauten, Mania D. and Malaria!). Din A Testbild played a significant role in defining the avant-garde music of Berlin. Their participation at the Festival Genialer Dilletanten in 1981 is legendary. Programm 4 is their fourth album. Mixed and auto-produced by Mark Eins near the wall in West Berlin in 1983, the album was rejected at the time by Innovative Communication, considered be too "synth/punk/techno" by the new label managers who were looking more into new age stuff. In fact, Schulze eventually sold the label in 1983, which started to release a plethora of acts loosely grouped around the NAM genre. The album was engineered by Manuel Göttsching (a long-time friend of Mark Eins) and remained under the ice for more than 30 years until Mannequin Records head Alessandro Adriani got in touch with Mark Eins and convinced him to show him the unreleased album. Recorded with basically the same setup of the previously released number 3 of the series (MNQ 092LP), Programm 4 goes even further and faster, pushing the TR-808 and the arpeggios to the limit. Imagine a sort of Clara Mondshine on speed. Looking to Europe widely in that period, similitudes can be found to Portion Control and Neon Judgement. Original reel-to-reel master tapes imported and processed by Frieder Butzmann. Mastered by Rude 66. Edition of 500." - Mannequin.

Artist: FLO & ANDREW
Title: Take Suicide
Format: 12"
Label: Mannequin
Country: Germany
Price: $16.00
"A holy grail of the minimal synth and one of the most obscure Italian musical projects, reissued on Mannequin Records. Originally released in 1981 by Broadbean Records, Flo & Andrews Take Suicide was home-recorded and home-mixed by the duo in Bologna, using early drum machines like the Boss DR-55 and the Korg KR-55, analog synthesizers, guitar, saxophone and tape loops. "To Committ Suicide" travels through contort and nervous synth sounds and loops, taking somehow inspiration from the No Wave heroes, while "Japanese Girls" is a beautiful minimal electronics track in the mythology of the futuristic rise of Japan." - Mannequin.

Artist: FRANK (JUST FRANK)/SOVIET SOVIET
Title: Split
Format: LP
Label: Mannequin
Country: Italy
Price: $15.00
"Released on our beloved friend Alessandro Adrianis Mannequin Records label in Rome who brought us the killer Led Er Est/Ancien Régime record earlier this year. The ever-brilliant young FjFs shimmeringly crystal clear private synth wave here perfectly compliments the rawly aggressive raging full-on post-punk(think Killing Joke, The Sound, Danse Society) sound of Italys Soviet Soviet. This excellent release proves the future of European cold guitar wave is wildly bright indeed." - Wierd.
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Artist: LED ER EST
Title: Dust On Common
Format: LP
Label: Mannequin
Country: Germany
Price: $21.00
"RSD 2017 release. Mannequin Records present a reissue of one of the best minimal synth/cold wave albums of the past 15 years. Dust On Common from Led Er Est (Sam De La Rosa, Shawn OSullivan, and Owen Hutchinson) was originally released in 2009 by the seminal Brooklyn based record label Wierd Records. The bands first full-length release showed the three piece clearly breaking out of the minimal synth underground they had been a vital integral part of since its inception in Brooklyn to create an undeniably contemporary set of highly crafted and restrained, icily psychedelic pop songs. Synthesizing countless disparate musical influences from first wave British industrial music to house, disco, and the largely unknown cold wave (aka "La Vague Froide") tradition in Northern Europe, the tracks on Dust On Common fly by, straight out of the frozen hot, lonely cold plains of vocalist Samuel Kklovenhoofs native central Texas. After digesting a few songs of this rich dust, the listener can do no other than lie down in the wild weird Laredo bunker to revel in the refreshingly brisk blast of hedonistic analog pleasure dancing through the airwaves in the sky above... Comes on orange vinyl; Edition of 500." - Mannequin.

Artist: LED ER EST/ ANCIEN REGIME
Title: Split
Format: LP
Label: Mannequin
Country: Italy
Price: $15.00
"Mannequin had a dream and it has come true, a split vinyl between Led Er Est (New York, US) and Ancien Régime (Rome, Italy). Led Er Est hailing from Brooklyn are one of the leaders of the new cold wave and minimal synth scene, signed to scene leaders Wierd Records and recently released their ‘Dust On Common album which could have quite happily been released on Mute in 1979 alongside Fad Gadget and The Normal. Cheap drum machines and synths hammer away relentlessly forming a post-industrial soundscape for sombre yet emotive vocals. Ancien Régime hailing from Rome, moving closer to the spirit of the 80s new wave, the bands sound incorporates influences from 80s dark wave music and modern indie-alternative rock. For the 12 Split the 4 tracks were produced by Alessandro Adriani with a full analog synths and drum machines setup at Mannequin studio. " -Mannequin.
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Artist: MAZZOCCHETTI, MAOUPA
Title: Laugh Tool
Format: LP
Label: Mannequin
Country: Germany
Price: $21.00
“Brussels-based French producer Maoupa Mazzocchetti follows acclaimed productions on Unknown Precept, PRR! PRR!, and Mannequin Records with his full-length debut, Laugh Tool. Mazzocchetti resurrects the earlier days of electro-industrial in a mixture that recalls the late-70s/early-80s period of Fad Gadget, Throbbing Gristle, Portion Control, Cabaret Voltaire, and Front 242 crossed with the more fresh and innovative deep electronic experiments of Beau Wanzer andCharles Manier. Driven by a DIY ethic and a punk ideology, Mazzocchetti records his work in his bedroom without any professional equipment, using analog synths and sequencers, modified drum machines, tape loops, and lots of effects pedals. Florent Mazzocchetti(aka Maoupa Mazzocchetti) began experimenting with rhythm at an early age. He developed a passion for the drums at the age of ten but soon got into rock records and switched to guitar, which became his main instrument and shaped his perception of music. To an audience of contemporary electronic music consumers who have only closely followed techno, house, electro, and disco, the sounds of Laugh Tool will appear unearthly and entirely unexpected. Its an album of ten tracks ready to change minds. Artwork by Florent Mazzocchetti. Mastered by Rude 66. Limited edition of 500.” - Mannequin.

Artist: METRONOMES
Title: The Ballad Of The Metronomes
Format: Double LP + 7
Label: Mannequin
Country: Italy
Price: $25.00
"Mannequin is more than enthusiastic to announce the re-release of both the LPs (Multiple Choice from 1980 and Regular Guys from 1985) plus the two single 7"s Saturday Night/Sunday Morning and A Circuit Like Me from this legendary minimal synth band from Australia. The group was an integral part of the early electronic music scene in Australia and their releases have become collectors items in Europe, as they are mostly impossible to find. The Metronomes first appeared in Melbourne in 1979 and initial members were rock journo/synth player Al Webb, bass player Andrew Picouleau (Secret Police, Sacred Cowboys) and synth-pioneer Ash Wednesday, nowadays a live tour member of Einstürzende Neubauten. Al himself will admit later that Ashs ingenuity in creating something out of very little was the key to the Metronomes sounding as "produced" as they did. Their first 7 single Saturday Night/Sunday Morning came out in 1980, featuring a real metronome as rhythm section with instrumentals layered over, and the second A Circuit Like Me/Closed Circuit from 1980 featured more experimentation with drum machines and rhythm sections recorded using a borrowed Roland CR 78. It was the first time in their compositions that a vocal had been used, courtesy of a lady called Talking Judy. The first full-length Multiple Choice was recorded in the winter of 1980, using Roland Strings, a mini-Korg, some Arp synthesizers and a Boss Dr-55 -- a drum machine that was intensively used by many minimal synth bands during the 80s. The second album Regular Guys was released in 1985 and featured the next wave of synth toys like the Oberheim synth, Oberheim drum machine and Prophet 5. Once the programming was set up, the instrumental tracks were dumped via a PCM box direct to video tape, a pioneering process which almost entirely eliminated tape-hiss. Hand-numbered limited pressing of 500 copies. 2LP housed in a gatefold cover with rare pictures. Includes an insert with The Metronomes band history by former member Al Webb." - Mannequin.

Artist: MONUMENTS
Title: Age
Format: LP
Label: Mannequin
Country: Germany
Price: $21.00
"Mannequin Records are pleased to present a crown jewel of the early 80s Italian minimal synth scene. The Monuments came into being in January 1981 in Turin when Mauro Tavella (keyboards, programming) and Andrea Costa (keyboards, voice) pooled their artistic experiences. From the outset, they produced exclusively synthesized music, following the natural evolution in electronic music from the early days with monophonic synthesizers to the latest virtual sounds generated with the aid of computers. The Monuments released in 1984 their only official record on Discordie, a mini-LP called Age, comprising six incredibly fantastic electro-pop tracks, here reissued by Mannequin Records with two bonus tracks, "Veiled Lady" and "The Seals," which are outtakes from the same period. All the tracks were recorded on a Tascam 8-track, with external synchronization of the percussion, at the TKS Studio in Torino. From 1987 onwards, they focused exclusively on music for theater, radio and independent film, writing scores for the opening sequences of programs for some of the most important Italian TV companies as well as soundtracks for documentaries. Anna Logue Records released XXVII CD in 2009, an anthology of their music that contains the best of their early work from the years 1981-1984. Some critics thought of this mini-LP as the best electro-pop record ever to come out of Italy. A masterpiece. Strongly recommended for fans of New Order, Kraftwerk, Chromagain, and Lisfrank. Artwork reworked from the original cover from 1984. Limited edition of 300 copies." -Mannequin.

Artist: MONUMENTS
Title: From the Future: The 1982-1983 Tapes
Format: LP
Label: Mannequin
Country: Germany
Price: $21.00
"Mannequin Records excavation into early 80s Italian minimal synth continues with the 1982-1983 demo tapes of Turins Monuments, following the labels 2013 reissue of their only official release, the 1984 mini-LP Age (MNQ 040LP), which comprises six incredibly fantastic electro-pop tracks. Monuments came into being in January 1981 when Mauro Tavella (keyboards, programming) and Andrea Costa (keyboards, voice) pooled their artistic experiences. From the outset, they produced exclusively synthesized music, following the natural evolution in electronic music from the early days with monophonic synthesizers to the latest virtual sounds generated with the aid of computers. Most of tracks included here were composed between the summer and autumn of 1982 in the duos private TKS recording studio in Turin. Some were made at the beginning of 1983, but only one, "Clocks Room," was later rearranged and included on Age. Edition of 300." - Mannequin.

Artist: MUSUMECI
Title: Schwarz Morgen/Zusammen
Format: LP
Label: Mannequin
Country: Germany
Price: $21.00
"Mannequin Records is proud to present one of the rarest and most unknown Italian minimal synth bands from the 80s. Musumeci were formed in Turin at the beginning of 1985, by Mauro M. (synthesizers, ex-guitar player of Rude Pravo) and Franco G. (programming, ex-noise-maker of Errata-S-Corrige). The group was founded as a link and expression of various experiences, aimed, at least initially, to highlight the individual personalities of the members. The formation settled after six months of testing with the final entry of Laura G. (ex-keyboardist of Rude Pravo) and Paul C. (voice of K Position). Musumeci were playing several shows, preceded by long monologues incorporated with space atmospheres, electrical scans, voices, screams, etc. Presented here are the two super-rare demo tapes that Musumeci recorded in 1985 (Schwarz Morgen) and in 1986 (Zusammen), on their own label, Zeltweg. Strongly recommended for fans of D.A.F., Severed Heads, Liaisons Dangereuses, Single Gun Theory, and Front 242. Artwork designed by Mushy and Alessandro Adriani. Limited edition of 300 copies." - Mannequin.

Artist: NO MORE
Title: Suicide Commando
Format: 12"
Label: Mannequin
Country: Germany
Price: $18.00
Re-pressed. "RSD 2015 release. 160-gram vinyl. 12" reissue of German trio No Mores minimal electro classic Suicide Commando, originally released in 1981 as a 7 single and subsequently reprinted in 1984 as a 12 single with a different B-side track list. Optimo describes it as "a song that refuses to die. A couple of years after these Germans recorded this, it spread like a virus to become a cult classic. The virus is still spreading to this day." In the 1990s the song entered the techno and electro scenes, and was remixed by DJ Hell and Echopark (Moguai and Torsten Stenzel)." - Mannequin.

Artist: ORPHX
Title: Archive 93-94
Format: Double LP
Label: Mannequin
Country: Germany
Price: $25.00
"Mannequin Records present an archival collection from the genesis of Orphxs sound. Inspired by early industrial music and new waves of noise from Japan and Europe, the compilation is gathering together some of the best material from their first two cassette releases, released in 1993 and 1994, along with previously unreleased tracks recovered from the original four-track tapes. Mastered by Rude 66; Graphic design by Alessandro Adriani. Edition of 500." - Mannequin.

Artist: PLATH
Title: Plath (Alessandro Adriani Edit)
Format: 12"
Label: Mannequin
Country: Germany
Price: $16.00
"Originally self-released as a 7" in 1982, Plaths self-titled release is definitely one of the obscure gems of the Italian underground. Plath were a duo from Prato, formed in 1982 by Silvia Innocenti (voice, bass guitar) and Fabrizio Lucarini (synth, drum machine). Plath were influenced by Throbbing Gristle and early Cabaret Voltaire works. A side includes the original single in full, with the classic "I Am Strange Now", recently unearthed by Alessio Natalizia (Not Waving) in his monumental Mutazione (2013). The B side contains a killer percussive edit of Alessandro Adriani made for the most crazy mental dancefloors." - Mannequin.

Artist: RED TEMPLE SPIRITS
Title: Dancing to Restore an Eclipsed Moon
Format: Double LP
Label: Mannequin
Country: Germany
Price: $29.00
"Dancing to Restore an Eclipsed Moon is the debut studio album of American post-punk band Red Temple Spirits. It was released in 1988 on the Nate Starkman & Son label, a subsidiary of Fundamental. Rock critic Piero Scaruffi praised the album, calling it a "ponderous masterpiece" and writing, "The extravagant mysticism [...] had few or no precedents. It rehashed emotional debris left buried under the cosmic and ritualistic hymn of Interstellar Overdrive, under the psychotic and metaphysical melodrama of The End, under the apocalyptic frenzy of Sister Ray, while scouring medieval fairy tales, Tibetan mantras, whirling sufi dances and gothic ballads for intimations of supernatural existence." L.A.s Red Temple Spirits perform ritualistic, droning post-punk soundscapes augmented by tribal drumming, 60s psychedelia, and a (new age) spiritual sensibility courtesy of British emigré and frontman William Faircloth, fresh off of an EP with Ministry Of Love. The band also features guitarist Dallas Taylor and bassist Dino Paredes, a former member of Perry Farrells pre-Janes Addiction band Psi Com. Los Angeles-based Red Temple Spirits were prophets and shamen, ritualistic healers musically exploring an entirely new world. Pulsating psychedelic sonics meet mesmerizing mysticism, comprising intense spiritual, tribal, primitive imagery. Formed in early 1987, the band has released two albums via Nate & Starkman Son Records (distributed by Fundamental) and disbanded in 1993. Limited edition of 500 copies, no repress. RSD 2014 exclusive. Long-time no repress vinyl version. Strongly recommended for fans of The Cure, Savage Republic, Pink Floyd, and Christian Death." - Mannequin.

Artist: V/A
Title: Der Zeltweg - Italian Tapes Industrial Music 1982-1984 Volume 2
Format: LP
Label: Mannequin
Country: Germany
Price: $28.00
RSD 2016 release. 160-gram LP. Limited edition of 500. "The second volume of Der Zeltweg - Italian Tapes Industrial Music 1982-1984, documenting the legendary Musumecis Der Zeltweg tape label, which existed for a few years in the early 80s. While the A-side collects music produced by some of Musumecis side projects (Errata-S-Corrige, Gasdehyde, Herpes-Z) introduced in the first volume of Der Zeltweg (2015) (plus a previously unreleased early Musumeco studio track), the B-side contains the first full reissue of the Il Fantasma della Libertà tape by The Psychopathic Blossom (Der Zeltweg 002), an unexpected, experimental guitar-bass-noise album permeated with Italian-language philosophical declamations and short, pulsating rhythms. For a brief moment Turin was Italys Sheffield, producing an astonishing number of DIY electronic groups. In the context of a wider Europe, Italy has never been thought of as a hotbed of minimal electronic music, but Mannequins Danza Meccanica: Italian Synth Wave compilations have shone a light on a scene that was relatively unknown even within Italys borders. Musumeci is one of the labels most obscure discoveries, but its combined reissue of Musumecis two super-rare demo tapes (MNQ 042LP, 2013) was just the beginning. The mission is now terminated with the second volume of Der Zeltweg - Italian Tapes Industrial Music 1982-1984. Mastered by Rude 66. Graphics by Alessandro Adriani with the help of Lee Douglas." - Mannequin.
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Artist: V/A
Title: klangFarBe: German Democratic Republic Tape Music 1983-1987
Format: LP
Label: Mannequin
Country: Germany
Price: $28.00
RSD 2016 release. Limited edition of 500. "klangFarBe: German Democratic Republic Tape Music 1983-1987 is a compilation of tracks from Frank Bretschneiders legendary experimental new wave label klangFarBe, which Bretschneider ran from 1985 to 1989 in Karl-Marx-Stadt, East Germany (now known as Chemnitz). Bretschneider, who would go on to found the raster-noton label with Olaf Bender and Carsten Nicolai, established klangFarBe to make his music accessible to a small group of interested parties, eventually publishing eight releases in all. Due to the restrictive laws in the German Democratic Republic, where media was completely controlled by the government and any private publishing was actually illegal, it was only possible to publish releases in very limited editions. At first only known to a handful of specialists, the label soon became well known with the help of Lutz Schramm, host of the famous Parocktikum radio program on East Germanys DT 64 station. With the fall of the wall, Bretschneider gained new opportunities to publish his music in a more professional way, and closed down klangFarBe in 1989 after releasing its final cassette, Trickbeat by Bretschneiders new wave band AG. Geige. This collection includes tracks by Bretschneider, Kriminelle Tanzkapelle (Bretschneider and Fritz-Hendrik Melle), Stein im Brett (Bretschneider and Matthias Stein), and AG. Geige. Mastered by Frank Bretschneider. Graphic design by Alessandro Adriani." Mannequin.
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Artist: ZAHGURIM
Title: Moral Rearmament
Format: LP
Label: Mannequin
Country: Germany
Price: $21.00
“Early pioneers of the UK industrial music scene, Zahgurim were formed in 1983 by Paul Ackerley and William Vince and were associated with the iconic Temple Ov Psychick Youth. Recorded on October 24th and 25th, 1984, Moral Rearmament was the first and subsequently only vinyl release by the group, and was released on the same year by the legendary Berlin record label Atonal Records. The album was produced and mixed by Paul Ackerley and William Vince with Simon Crabtree and Julian Gilbert (both of Bourbonese Qualk) at The Old Ambulance Station, Old Kent Road, London on October 24 and 25 1984. Zahgurim were in fact invited by Konnex Records producer Manfred Schiek to record an album for his recently launched sub-label, Berlin Atonal, and by Berlin Atonal Festival founder Dimitri Hegemann [aka Leningrad], to perform at his pioneering sonic art event alongside Test Dept., Laibach, Club Moral and others. Moral Rearmament became Berlin Atonals fifth release [ST 3005], the label having launched with two live recordings by Psychic TV. This new and first vinyl repress celebrates the 30th anniversary of a classic industrial album, and includes two bonus tracks "Dog Unit" and "Presence" never released on vinyl before and created to mark the occasion of this release. For fans of Bourbonese Qualk, Psychic TV, Test Dept., Zev.” - Mannequin.

Artist: ZOMBIES UNDER STRESS
Title: Stalin
Format: 12"
Label: Mannequin
Country: Germany
Price: $16.00
"Mannequin Records present the 12" release of the Dutch Industrial band Zombies Under Stress. Started in 1984 as an industrial/electronic one-man project, the band has expanded to a seven-person multimedia collective. The band has always maintained a pure industrial approach, through the use of analog synthesizers, microphones, effects and distorted acoustic sounds. Four killer tracks make up this release. "Liberation" and "Stalin" are from their 1985 cassette Fanaticism & Hysteria, this last one also presented in a "Seven Sisters Of Putin" remix form. The killer slow industrial-techno "Message" is from the cassette Matrix Machinations (1996)." - Mannequin.

Artist: CATS, THE
Title: Relax On Everyone
Format: LP
Label: Manondor
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
“This GREAT record out of Philadelphia showed up with little fanfare: record w/ paste-on sleeve, fake Matador logo, an invoice claiming I owe them $49.99 upon receipt of this promo. They deserve at least half of that (and are charging far less, like a reasonable $10 per LP) for this fine effort, steeped in the kind of splintered ‘90s indie rock filigree that comes with triangulation between Philly college radio/WPRB saturation, a sideline in Jersey Shore pop punk regionalism, with some great, and the low pressure of affordable living, with raspy female vocals in the Peppermint Patty vein. The lack of polish across all tracks here works to their advantage, veritable breathing holes inside their basement jar life as this five-piece crawls and scrapes their way through two sides of hooky, tire-kicking material, jumping carelessly between budget studio and noisy four-track. There’s been at least one comparison in my peer group to where the Crutchfield sisters are coming from, but at this late date, it’s not like anyone can really claim ownership to the music of two generations past, and lyrically (“Club M”) it would appear that The Cats have been around the block a few more times with regards to their location, and have a lot more to say about it. Locality at its finest. Strong work and I hope there’s more to follow. 225 numbered copies.” - Doug Mosurock, Still Single.

Artist: GWILLIAM, BEN
Title: Breakdownspedup
Format: Cass
Label: Mantile
Country: UK
Price: $10.00
"Cassette recordings from inside various freezers until the dictaphone slows down and seizes up. 2010-2015.
Art: Lines Form Spaces
Pro Dubd cassette, hand stamped cover, ltd. to 50 copies." - Mantile.

Artist: MEGINSKY, JAKE
Title: Kasper Struabe Stencil Cycles
Format: Cass
Label: Mantile
Country: UK
Price: $10.00
Pro Dubbed cassette, hand stamped cover, ltd. to 50 copies." - Mantile. Previous LP releases on BILL NACEs Open Mouth label, and on Rel (collab with NMPERIGN).
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Artist: HEDAYAT, DASHIELL
Title: Obsolete
Format: CD
Label: Mantra
Country: France
Price: $18.50
"New deluxe digipak version (on the long defunct Mantra label?) of this 1971 classic. The LP was originally released on the legendary Shandar label. Hedayat sang lead vocals, played keyboards and "cosmic-hedayat-rumble and cut-ups," coerced Daevid Allen and Gillie Smyth (of Gong), William Burroughs, Robert Wyatts son Sam and others to join him in recording this stoned, prog-psych masterwork of two long tracks. The memorable message: "This record must be played as loud as possible, must be heard as stoned as impossible, and thank you everybody" is still intact. A classic deserving of its cult." - FE.

Artist: HEDAYAT, DASHIELL
Title: Obsolete
Format: CD
Label: Mantra
Country: France
Price: $21.00
"New remastered CD version (from original tapes according to the cover info), in cardboard sleeve (aka "vinyl replica" packaging); edition of 999 copies. "When Obsolete was published in November of 1971, the reporter from the magazine of reference, Superpop Hebdo (Superpop Weekly), questioned the repetitive aspect of this disc. He couldnt know that this musical approach would take flight thanks to English and German groups like Hawkwind, Amon Düül, and soon after, Gong, in France, whose founding members (Daevid Allen, Didier Malherbe, Pip Pyle, Gilly Smith, Christian Tritsch) accompany Dashiell Hedayat. From this space-rock album is torn Chrysler Rose -- a little known masterpiece in its day, but which has today become a cult anthem to the joint at all hip celebrations, revered by multiple generations of partiers. Humor and derision exist alongside the unreal on Love Song for Zelda, realized with the help of William Burroughs, author of the hippies must-have bedside book Junkie. Drugs are omnipresent in the hallucinatory texts of Dashiell Hedayat. The musical and lyrical composition date from the autumn of 1969, from whence the choice of the title Obsolete. An avant-garde disc so cool, itll never go out of style! After having composed a second, very rare, opus under the pseudonym Melmoth (the beginning of intoxication), Dashiell Hedayat has since adopted a different type of writing, and today has authored novels and Hollywood screenplays under the name Jack-Alain Léger." -Mantra

Artist: ABSENT FRIENDS
Title: Stand Up and Fight
Format: 7"
Label: Manufactured
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
“Manufactured presents the DIY Archives, a reissue collection dedicated to bringing you rare singles at a fair price! First up is Absent Friends, who made pure UK indie pop, plain and simple. Released in 1985 by Zebra International this Anorak rarity is now available without the $60 price tag!” - Manufactured.

Artist: ACCELERATORS
Title: s/t
Format: 7"
Label: Manufactured
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
“Manufactured presents the DIY Archives, a reissue collection dedicated to bringing you rare singles at a fair price! The second release of this series comes from the Accelerators. Aggressive punk in the style of the Ramones and KBD, copies of this New Jersey bands 1984 single sell for about $80 in collector circles.” - Manufactured.

Artist: BROTHER AH
Title: Divine Music
Format: 5 LP Box Set
Label: Manufactured
Country: USA
Price: $85.00
"Following the reissues of Brother Ahs three studio albums in 2016, Manufactured Recordings is proud to present Divine Music, a collection of three unreleased albums from this jazz visionary: The Sea (1978), Mediation (1981), and Searching (1985). Moving from rich spiritual jazz to more meditative ambience, Divine Music further explores Brother Ahs unique sound and musical vision. Released as a 5xLP box set or a 3xCD package, Divine Music includes an extensive interview with Brother Ah by Pitchfork and Resident Advisor contributor Andy Beta. Recommended for fans of Laraaji, Alice Coltrane, Terry Riley, Brian Eno, Popul Vuh, and the recent new age renaissance.
The renowned French horn player known as Brother Ah (aka Robert Northern) is one of the most prolific and respected musicians in the history of jazz music, with a recorded output spanning more than 40 years.
Born in 1934 and raised in the south Bronx, Brother Ah was playing jazz trumpet as early as fifteen years of age. Following a classical French horn education at Austrias Vienna State Academy, he emerged in the late 50s and established himself as a skilled and consistent session musician, playing with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra, and numerous Broadway theater orchestras.
Brother Ah recorded well into the 60s with some of the most illustrious names in the genre, including Donald Byrd, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Gil Evans and, perhaps most influentially, Sun Ra. In 1969, Ah formed his own group, The Musical Sound Awareness Ensemble, and released several works under his own name from 1974 onward. In the late 60s, his interest in non-western music developed, and his 70s and 80s recordings, incorporated elements of Eastern and “Third World” music, fusing them with jazz structures." - Manufactured.

Artist: BROTHER AH
Title: Divine Music
Format: 3 CD Box Set
Label: Manufactured
Country: USA
Price: $28.00
"Following the reissues of Brother Ahs three studio albums in 2016, Manufactured Recordings is proud to present Divine Music, a collection of three unreleased albums from this jazz visionary: The Sea (1978), Mediation (1981), and Searching (1985). Moving from rich spiritual jazz to more meditative ambience, Divine Music further explores Brother Ahs unique sound and musical vision. Released as a 5xLP box set or a 3xCD package, Divine Music includes an extensive interview with Brother Ah by Pitchfork and Resident Advisor contributor Andy Beta. Recommended for fans of Laraaji, Alice Coltrane, Terry Riley, Brian Eno, Popul Vuh, and the recent new age renaissance.
The renowned French horn player known as Brother Ah (aka Robert Northern) is one of the most prolific and respected musicians in the history of jazz music, with a recorded output spanning more than 40 years.
Born in 1934 and raised in the south Bronx, Brother Ah was playing jazz trumpet as early as fifteen years of age. Following a classical French horn education at Austrias Vienna State Academy, he emerged in the late 50s and established himself as a skilled and consistent session musician, playing with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra, and numerous Broadway theater orchestras.
Brother Ah recorded well into the 60s with some of the most illustrious names in the genre, including Donald Byrd, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Gil Evans and, perhaps most influentially, Sun Ra. In 1969, Ah formed his own group, The Musical Sound Awareness Ensemble, and released several works under his own name from 1974 onward. In the late 60s, his interest in non-western music developed, and his 70s and 80s recordings, incorporated elements of Eastern and “Third World” music, fusing them with jazz structures." - Manufactured.

Artist: FOUR GODS
Title: Enchanted House
Format: 7"
Label: Manufactured
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
“Manufactured presents the DIY Archives, a reissue collection dedicated to bringing you rare singles at a fair price! The third release of this series comes from Australia’s Four Gods. The only release from this trio is this 1981 single of pre-Go Betweens jangly post-punk. Hard to find, this 7" usually sells for $80. No longer!” - Manufactured.

Artist: HORFORSTAELSE
Title: Listening Comprehension (1980-1982)
Format: LP
Label: Manufactured
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Born out of the instant high of first hearing the Ramones Blitzkrieg Bop and the Sex Pistols, Dan Personne and Klas Björkman threw out their hard rock records and formed a band together with creative/doer Anders Sjölander in suburban Stockholm. Taking advantage of Swedens close proximity to London, they shuttled back and forth to explore punk and new wave and scoured Rough Trade for the latest sounds. This eventually gave birth to Hörförståelse including new members Mats Wigerdal (formerly of minimal synth legends Kitchen & the Plastic Spoons), Örjan Magnusson and Olle Öfverberg in 1980. Förläst Jävel (which roughly translates as overeducated bastard) is one of the keystone DIY punk 45s of the era. Casual ranting over a dizzying bassline and a scrappy keyboard which sounds like it was recorded in the apartment next door, Hörförståelse channels bands like The Fall or The Desperate Bicycles but through an intangible yet somehow distinctly Swedish filter. The band moved a bunch of copies of the record through its own distribution network, which included donating 50 copies to the aforementioned Rough Trade shop in London, but as the story usually goes, the record garnered little attention even domestically. With the punk era starting to wane and Swedish labels increasingly prioritizing English-language bands, there was no one willing to take a chance on Hörförståelse. Thankfully for us, the band went into the studio again in 1982 to record 8 hitherto unreleased songs, making up the backbone of this collection." - Manufactured.

Artist: NAUSEA
Title: Vocal Expression
Format: 7"
Label: Manufactured
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
“Manufactured presents the DIY Archives, a reissue collection dedicated to bringing you rare singles at a fair price! The fourth release of this series comes from Belgiums Nausea. The sole release from this band is nothing if not classic coldwave. Released in 82 on cult label Sandwich Records, this 7" is usually seen with a $60 price tag.” - Manufactured.

Artist: CARTER, CHRISTINA
Title: Masque Femine
Format: CDR
Label: Many Breaths
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"..mostly solo voice, interpretations of classic lyrics from jazz and popular song. four of the tracks have acoustic accompaniment. (melodies improvised by me, so they are not covers)...edition of 80. hand made covers etc." - CC.
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Artist: CARTER, CHRISTINA
Title: Lace Heart
Format: CDR
Label: Many Breaths Press
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
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Artist: HUCKLE
Title: Upon A Once Time
Format: LP
Label: Mapache
Country: Spain
Price: $24.00
Mapache is a sub label of Wah Wah. “Were proud to present the first ever vinyl reissue project of Canadian hippy folker Huckle. This first album was recorded with only accoustic instruments in spring of 1974 with the help of some of The Perth County Conspiracy members and had a very limited release. This is one of finest psych folk albums of canadian scene from the 70s. An extremely rare and difficult to find record. It appears on Pokoras Record Collector Dreams Book with 4 records, and collectors have paid more than 600$ for the originals of this impressive crossover between the first Dylan and the first Van Morrison. Beautiful songwriting and great performance for a folk masterpiece that includes "Flowers", "Beyonder" and "The Sunshine Shuffle".
Mapache presents this vinyl reissue, digitally remastered from the original tapes, with original artwork, including the paste-on cover and an extra insert with unseen pictures.
Please, note that this is a very limited issue of 500 copies. Our first issues of Heron records recieved a vinyl package of the month on Mojo magazine treatment and were sold out really quickly. So order them fast if youre interested on them!” - Mapache.

Artist: HUCKLE
Title: Wild Blue Yonder
Format: LP
Label: Mapache
Country: Spain
Price: $24.00
Mapache is a sub label of Wah Wah. “Were proud to present the first ever vinyl reissue project of Canadian hippy folker Huckle. Wild Blue Yonder is a cosmic -psych folk rock masterpiece recorded in 1976 as his second and last album from that period. After his accoustic debut, Huckle recorded this album with a full band creating a fascinating mix between folk and rock. This is a favourite album for folk and roots music collectors. Extremely rare and hard to find, it has arrived up to $400 on auctions. Sometimes with an "Astral Weeks" flavour, this album combines great songwriting with an excellent freedom feeling and a very special performance.
Mapache presents this vinyl reissue, digitally remastered from the original tapes, original artwork and extra insert with unseen pictures.
Please, note that this is a very limited issue of 500 copies. Our first issues of Heron records recieved a vinyl package of the month on Mojo magazine treatment and were sold out really quickly. So order them fast if youre interested on them!” - Mapache.

Artist: GLASS FAMILY
Title: Electric Band
Format: Double LP
Label: Maplewood
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"The origins of The Glass Family start in West Los Angeles. Jim Callon formed a band to play surf music and covers at frat parties to make some money. They went by a few different monikers at that point; the Carpet Baggers and the Soul Survivors amongst them. “Los Angeles at that time was a wonderful place to be," Callon said. "There were these pockets of communities all over the place. Everything [was] about what was going on and [what] we were a part of really had a good intention. It was people expanding their minds with LSD and marijuana. People just wanted to try new things and change the way that they were expected to live their lives." A few years later when the band members were at Cal State LA for grad school, they changed the band name to The Glass Family. They played all over Los Angeles, gigging at notable venues like The Troubadour, The Topanga Corral and The Whiskey A Go-Go, sharing bills with The Doors, Vanilla Fudge, and Love. By 1967, they’d secured a record deal with Warner Bros. Records, who released their record in 1968. Although it never became the hit that they’d hoped for, the more important result was that the Glass Family were a piece of the puzzle of the times: playing gigs with Gram Parsons and The Flying Burrito Bros, Canned Heat, Big Brother and The Holding Company with Janis Joplin, and The Grateful Dead."

“The gigs we played with The Dead at The Fillmore were the most memorable. Owsley Stanley would walk around backstage and place little paper cups full of coke or punch dosed with the best Owsley acid. Then he’d walk through the audience handing out cups." House of Glass is the impressive opening track, full of tension and convincing vocals over some 13th Floor Elevators style grooves; Once Again and Sometimes You Wander are nice soft-psych tunes; The Means is an excellent hallucinogenic flying into the Beatles territory; Do You Remember is not far from Pearls Before Swine. I Want To See My Baby has nice fuzz guitar, and reminds one of Country Joe & The Fishs Death Sound Blues. Weve always thought that this was one of the better underground psych albums, so were glad to see an official version hit the streets. Gatefold includes unique band photos and a biography of the bands experiences in psychedelic 1960s Southern California."

"The first LP is a reissue of the band’s original Warner Bros. album. The second LP contains unreleased tracks—how the band intended the songs to sound. Initial recording sessions for the album took place in the summer of 1967 with Richie Podolor (producer for Steppenwolf and Three Dog Night) at the helm. Those recordings were rejected by Warner Bros. So the band went back into the studio late in 1967 and early 1968 with Podolor in hopes of creating something more palatable to the label folks. These later sessions are what eventually comprised the original Glass Family album, "Electric Band." The first Glass Family sessions from 1967 are what youll find on the second LP of this release. •First-time vinyl reissue for these classic psych era recordings. •Taken from the master tapes." - Maplewood.

Artist: PERSONAL BEST
Title: #1
Format: Mag
Label: Marhaug Forlag
Country: Norway
Price: $14.00
"With SINDRE BJERGA on the Gold Soundz label; BRUCE RUSSELL on not listening and natural disasters; TOMMI KERANAN on MOOMIN, drones and LSD; stories from the Korean experimental scene by CHULKI HONG; C. SPENCER YEH on Dawn of the Dead; PENNTI DASSUM of UMPIO on gear; SETE STAR SEPT on Japanese grindcore; the SISSY SPACEK Interview with JOHN WIESE; black metal singer and toilet artist ZWEIZZ; VIVIAN WANG of ARCN TEMPL on Singapore; the Teddy Roosevelt of noise DANIEL MENCHE; and RONNIE SUNDIN of Very Friendly on comics. Ninety pages." -Personal Best.
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Artist: PERSONAL BEST
Title: #5
Format: Mag
Label: Marhaug Forlag
Country: Norway
Price: $14.00
“Fanzine for noise, music and the cosmic soup. After a year of silence Personal Best returns with its fifth issue. The approach is again conversation-based in-depth personal interviews with artists from the wide field of experimental sound and visual arts. Issue 5 features: Anla Courtis (Argentina), Rudolf Eb.er (Switzerland), Makino Takashi (Japan), Dennis Tyfus (Belgium), Jenny Hval (Norway), Gfrenzy (New Zealand), Fecalove (Italy). Topics covered includes: how to fall off the Chinese wall and survive, ths cosmic soup, 500% inflation, the uncomfort of touring, Japanese tables with integrated heating, meditation, proud roosters, durational performances, fish actions, martial arts, Rudolf Schwarzkogler, working in the sewers, GG Allin, New Zealand rugby, dreams as cinema, that guy from C.C.C.C., Koji Wakamatsu, comatose Mexican drunks, Dracula, cunt vs pussy, witches, feminism, close ups, personal apocalypse, radical pop, studying our subversive past, becoming a book cover, menstrual cups, catholic masturbation, Russian homophobia, British noise scene drama, Luciano Berio, crying on the train, drawing bears for two years straight, touring with Wolf Eyes, free tattoo for 50 people, Diether Roth, improvised music, flipping burgers for Celine Deion, drawing as mediation, making prank calls to the Antwerp police and much more.” - Marhaug Forlag.
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Artist: PERSONAL BEST
Title: Issue #3
Format: Mag
Label: Marhaug Forlag
Country: Norway
Price: $14.00
"Norways GURO MOE on her various projects, ice swimming, playing loud and whats wrong with Norwegian music; Norwegian guitarist and vocalist CARL MICHAEL EIDE on being inside the metal groove, and not wanting out; THE MENSTRUATION SISTERS multi-disciplinary Australian artist NIK KAMVISSIS talks about crying, Moby Dick, primitive art and those times when the human state just isnt enough; American minimalist legend PHILL NIBLOCK on driving really fast, motorcycle crashes and amnesia; SVARTE GREINERs Norwegian Prince of Darkness ERIK KNIVE SKODVIN on horror cinema, the Demoscene, his Miasma label and design work; New Zealands STEFAN NEVILLE on the lo-fi label (with a drunk PUMICE comic by kiwi-mystic GFRENZY); JUNKY KAO of TORTURING NURSE on the hardships of being tied up at concerts, bodily damage and the current Chinese noise scene; English expat and ex-SHADOW RING member GRRAHAM LAMKBIN on the whys and hows of his art with C. SPENCER YEH; Australian percussionist WILL GUTHRIE on bombing trains, discovering fusion, and how quitting smoking changed the course of his music. 100 pages." -Marhaug Forlag.
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Artist: PERSONAL BEST
Title: Issue 2
Format: Mag
Label: Marhaug Forlag
Country: Norway
Price: $11.00
"Interviews with MIKAWA and KOSAKAI OF INCAPACITANTS; ATTILA CSIHAR of MAYHEM, SUNN O))), and TORMENTOR; singer/composer MAJA S.K. RATKJE; DYLAN CARLSON of EARTH; PHIL BLANKENSHIP of PacRec, Troniks, and LHD; MISA MORONAGA of Damage Digital; enigmatic Norwegian guitarist FREDRIK NESS SEVENDAL; noise whiz VANHALA; turntablist KATSURA MOURI; and DON DIETRICH of BORBETOMAGUS. Eighty-four pages, full color." -Marhaug Forlag.
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Artist: BIANCHI, MAURIZIO
Title: Mectpyo/Blut
Format: Double LP
Label: Marquis
Country: Italy
Price: $58.00
"At the beginning of the metabolic year 1980, after Maurizio Bianchi finished the embryonal experience as Sacher-Pelz, he decided to undertake the concrete-synchronized course as M.B., a long-lived acronym that will accompany him along his next way of neuro-synthetic experimenter. His first ever release was the private cassette-tape entitled Metcpyo/Blut. An hematopoietic experiment decomposed during the months of March and beginning of April 1980 at Mectpyo Studio. Proposed here in its original layout, this 2LP set holds intact, at a distance of almost three decades, the epicenter of M.B. sonorous universe, projected towards an euphonic cacophony. Mectpyo/Blut consists of two tragic sections imbued with synthetic chloroform: the 1st, Maidanek Bakterium / Musique Belzec, exhales an icy atmosphere conveying a sense of mystery and annihilation. The 2nd, Mutant Brain / Mord Banhof assembled the most disparate electro-hypnotic levitations into a vertical rationality, bold, morbid and haunting. Psychic-cerebral works, they seem to spring from a neuro-atomic continent, with unreal outlines, where its influence artificially expands the ankylotic tissues by environmental arthrosis. Edition limited to 300 copies in full colour gatefold sleeve, reproducing various graphic materials from the original cassette edition. Attention: this is the real thing, top powerful and modern in its integral length (and not a meaningless edited excerpt as other inexperienced labels in demand would have cheaply proposed you!)." -Marquis. On red-colored vinyl.

Artist: BIANCHI, MAURIZIO
Title: Plays The Clockwork Orange
Format: LP
Label: Marquis
Country: Italy
Price: $30.00
"While producing the second ArcheoMB boxset (including the CD edition of 5 original M.B. LP records from the early 1980s: Das Testament; Endometrio; Carcinosi; The Plain Truth and Armaghedon), the documentation staff working on the Maurizio Bianchi reprint series came across a very strange and peculiar object. It was a private tape dating back from 1980, never mentioned in official discographies and given only to close friends (this copy actually coming from the archive of mail-artist Vittore Baroni). The music was introducing a unique approach in MB sound. It was soon evident that this tape marked the passage from the Sacher-pelz concrete techniques to the new M.B. universe; the loop brutal approach applied to poor & pure electronic sounds and concrete material, so typical in Sacher -pelzv projects (see full documenation presented in Mutation for a Continuity 4CD boxset), was here pushed to its extreme consequences and used to manipulate the soundtrack of the famous movie by Stanley Kubrick, A Clockwork Orange (it is whispered that some Kraftwerk records also suffered the same treatment, but evidences of this were never found). In the same days, M.B. also produced his first power electronic tapes titled Cold, Voyeur and the epic double C90 Mectpyo Blut which set the new orientation to all his following works. M.B. plays A Clockwork Orange was a unique moment in Maurizio Bianchi sonic researches and is made now available for the very first time; the first LP record by M.B. isued in about 20 years. Due to the specific kind of material reproduced it was decided with M.B. to issue these historical recordings in an edition limited to 300 copies only." - Marquis.
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Artist: INSTITUT FÜR FEINMOTORIK
Title: Abgegriffen
Format: LP
Label: Marriage
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"INSTITUT FUER FEINMOTORIK (IFF) is an artists group working in different formats and media. Although the main activity is acoustic-art / music. IFF is located in Bad Saeckingen, Berlin, Cologne and Karlsruhe (all Germany). The group was founded 1997 for a club-event in Basel (Switzerland) at brisant kiosk/club. IFF produces different outputs (photography, video, music, drawing, computer-programming, printed matters etc.), organizes artistic-/cultural events, does lectures and workshops and publishes artistic goods such as music records, books etc. IFF got some reputation for their acoustic work with a reductionist set-up called octogrammoticum: 8 turntables, 4 DJ mixers + end-mixer, which is served by the group members. Anything (except records) which somehow fits between turntables and pick-up cartridges (household-rubberbands, paper-stickers, rubbergums, handicraft-tools + various tinker-trivias) may be played. Lately, IFF contributed to Art Exhibitions (e.g. MUDAM, Luxembourg), took part in the music-theater "ensemble fuer staedtebewohner" in Vienna, produced an abstract radioplay for RADIO ARTHUR (Swiss) and another one for RADIO ZERO (Portugal), they also published a book entitled "Feinmotorik Kompendium" in 2005. Includes a download." - Marriage.

Artist: LUCKY DRAGONS
Title: Dark Falcon
Format: LP
Label: Marriage
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Appearing originally in the fall of 2002 as a limited CD-only release from the pioneering indie electronic label 555 Recordings, Lucky Dragons first full length Dark Falcon circulated widely through burned CDs and tapes traded amongst friends. Now this mythical mixtape creature is getting a royal reissue treatment from Marriage Records, coinciding with the release of Lucky Dragons newest full length, Dream Island Laughing Language. This is where the Los Angeles-based collective learned how to make a record: culling from two years worth of accumulated field recordings and tender homemade spirituals, each of the 21 tracks hangs together in a delicate reinventing of traditional song structures. For all of its densely layered nostalgia and boldly digital textures, this is a lucid and revealing listen, a microscopically poetic vision into the process of blossoming collaboration between good friends in hard times. Cassettes traded through the mail, chance snippets of radio from a friends bedroom, firecrackers in the street, drums in the living room, overheard conversations, every sound is to be listened through: a window perpetually opening. Spare and gentle, explosive and candid, all of the collectives prolific output relies on this record as its foundation." -Marriage

Artist: LUCKY DRAGONS
Title: Dream Island Laughing Language
Format: LP
Label: Marriage
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"The eighteenth release by Los Angeles-based Lucky Dragons details the continuing pursuit of a humble and ecstatic, drippy and explosive, smoldering and upset music for our experience in America right now -- messages of unrest have long failed to be clearly understood, solitude and empty organization have given way to a very current volcanic desire for togetherness. Genre has never been less important -- influences and ideas are consumed and digested and released in the spirit of a culture larger than music as it is bought and sold. This is world music for a world that doesnt care about music as we have packaged it for the last 100 years. You could call it post- noise, or post-anything you like, but we would prefer to call it pre-something. For this recording, the time is 2007-2008, the place is California. The name of the record refers to the landfill-island in Tokyo harbor where the original lucky dragon now lives -- dream island-- and to the creation of imaginary languages -- laughing language -- that can be used to express things our own languages cant. As with Lucky Dragons legendary live performances, these recordings strive to create a space where community and memory and ritual and perspective all come together as a crystal and then vibrate and shatter. Includes 24-page booklet of drawings." -Marriage

Artist: FLOATING DI MOREL
Title: Real People Psych
Format: LP
Label: Marshy Power
Country: Germany
Price: $18.00
"The dark side of psychedelic has not lost any of it allure on people with attitude and lofi-equipment in the years since Velvet Underground or the third Big-Star-Album. The Berlin trio Floating Di Morel has freed this type of 60�??s coolness, that which is attached to flared jeans, in their album without much fuss from the retro graveyard. In the 80s there was a retro-psychedelic movement which was bypassed by New-Wave-Cool �?? jagged electronics without emotionality and with the 60�??s-Noir-Cool �?? grinding guitar without emotionality �?? with their flea market casio fenders. Floating Di Morel goes further, eliminating the guitar and sounding, with this small quirk, so refreshed, that during the interlude, one could imagine oneself being in Martinique. It is not for nothing that on the cover, next to 60s underground heroes Skip Spence and Moondog, Green Velvet are portrayed." Edition of 300. Highly Recommended!!
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Artist: NAUJOKS, CHRISTIAN
Title: Your Contribution
Format: Cass
Label: Martin Hossbach
Country: Germany
Price: $11.00
"Piano music performed by Christian Naujoks, as both artist and composer. Plus a track of ultra-modern techno music in the guise of Physical Therapys phantastic "Softcore Mix." Naujoks: "Did you know that Michael Nyman actually invented the term “minimalism” in the late 1960s? I think that is amazing. I love his film scores a lot, especially the one he composed for the Michael Winterbottom film Wonderland. I watched it on television sometime in the early 00s, at night when visiting my family (they live in the countryside in northern Germany, so theres nothing else to do). I was deeply touched by the music and it simultaneously sounded so easy to play that it made me think: I could learn that! So I ordered the sheet music and practiced it on my Yamaha virtual analog synthesizer keyboard. . . . So here is my very sincere Nyman interpretation for you. "Unsung" is another favorite of mine. I once went to a Helmet concert in the Markthalle in Hamburg, and it was one of the loudest experiences I ever had. I played this cover version during the soundcheck of my first official Christian Naujoks concert, and Dirk von Lowtzow -- of the band Phantom/Ghost, whom I was about to "support" that night -- came to me and said he liked it. Since Martin Hossbach and I originally conceived this release as a "Christmas cassette," I thought it would be nice to contribute these kind of long-time Christian Naujoks classics -- although I didnt write them by myself, but have been performing them live since almost 10 years. At one point, Martin came up with the idea to also include a remix by Physical Therapy on the cassette. So, as its really tricky in terms of copyrights to have cover versions remixed, I composed a truly original Christian Naujoks piano piece to be transformed by Dan Fisher. I wrote some chord patterns and imagined them to be really dancey when combined with a ravey 90s-style techno beat. My impression is that Daniel and I are completely on the same page here, and he did a really great job! I cant wait for DJs to play it in the clubs."" - Martin Hossbach.

Artist: S/T
Title: Gorp (A Hommage to Van der Graaf Generator)
Format: LP
Label: Mas De Cade
Country: Germany
Price: $22.00
"The last thing I expect to come from Germany is a group covering songs of Van Der Graaf Generator. And to be honest, I didnt expect an album of VDGG-covers at all. This music is so highly individual and idiosyncra- tic, that it is almost impossible to reinterpret these works. Just like in the case of Beefheart, Popol Vuh, etc. On the other hand, why not? Why ex- clude the possibility of successfully reworking highly idiosyncratic mate- rial. It all depends on the creative powers of artists. Van Der Graaf Generator is still around as I discovered All that Before and Drop Dead come from their 2008 album Trisector. The job is done by S/T, a trio from Frankfurt, Germany, founded in 1993 by Martin Bauner and Joachim Ga- ertner, who present with Gorp their homage to this english progrock group. The musical careers of both men go back to the end of the 70s and that is about all I can trace about their earlier whereabouts. They are declared fans of Faust and Amon Duul 2, but also Pere Ubu, Cravats (re- member?), and many other groups inspire them. Since 1997 they re- leased several records. Gorp however is the first one meeting my ears. We hear Martin Brauner on guitar and vocals, Joachim Gaertner on organ and machines. Special guest Daniel Krieger is the drummer. The voice of Peter Hammill is of course not to be imitated. But they tackled this problem very cleverly. The voice is Bauner is manipulated, making it sound a bit distorted but penetrating, and it it not mixed on the forefront, so that making a comparison comes not to your mind. With guitars, key- boards and drums they create a full and massive sound of hybrid pro- grock. What I can say is that S/T deliver a very well executed album, with stripped down and a bit simplified arrangements and performance. The way they did it surely works." -Vital Weekly.

Artist: BEST OF DUDE TOUR
Title: s/t
Format: Cass
Label: Mass Dist
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"featuring members of impractical cockpit, angeldust, buddy ship, lazy magnet, usaisamonster and jimmy cousins. rock and roll." - Mass Dist.

Artist: BI G K
Title: Making Love After Midnight
Format: Cass
Label: Mass Dist
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"michael from awesome color and colin from usaisamonster s vacation band. this is our 2nd tape. 60 minutes. noise." - Mass Dist.

Artist: V/A
Title: Music For Swingers
Format: LP
Label: Massacre at Central Hi
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
Original sealed copies. "Released in early 1995, this turns over the rock on what were then some of the newer and more-underground San Francisco gutter-creepers: DIMEBAG CHILD, RROPE, RAILROAD JERK, MOTHER HIPS, CHOTCHKE and ZIP CODE RAPISTS, with some added prank phone calls by none other than a very early NEAL HAMBURGER!" - Massacre At Central Hi

Artist: RODRIGUEZ CASTRO, PLÁCIDA
Title: Cantos Icaros
Format: Cass
Label: Masstropicas
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"...a collection of icaros or shamanic chants by Placido of Sensación Shipibo. They were recorded in Peru while the Masstropicas crew were there on a recent trip." - Culture Remixed blog. "[L]imited to only 100 copies and the funds made from selling will go towards building him a new home in Yarinacocha which burnt down in August leaving him and his family homeless." - Masstropicas.

Artist: CULVER-COURTIS
Title: s/t
Format: Cass
Label: Matching Head
Country: UK
Price: $7.00
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Artist: HERBERTSON, SIMON/E.H.I.
Title: Split
Format: Lathe Cut 7"
Label: Matching Head
Country: UK
Price: $8.00
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Artist: MEV/AMM
Title: Apogee
Format: Double CD
Label: Matchless
Country: UK
Price: $36.00
The first CD features a joint recording of the six musicians of Musica Eletttronica Viva and AMM together: Alvin Curran, Eddie Prévost, Keith Rowe, Frederic Rzewski, Richard Teitelbaum and John Tilbury. It was recorded April 30th 2004. The 2nd CD contains separate performances that MEV and AMM gave at the Freedom of the City festival, London on May 1st 2004. "After the generally low dynamic levels and relatively slow pace of the AMM trio set on 1 May, the MEV trio opened with the blast of Alvin Curran playing the sho far, a trumpet made from a rams horn, a defiantly primitive, prototypical music, fit to leave the walls of the Conway Hall, like some new Jericho, pitched down fiat. If I spoke earlier of the way in which AMM might deal, in Reeve and Kerridges phrase, with the internal, microscopically-enlarged body surface which becomes a landscape - and the same is true of some of Teitelbaum and Currans quieter use of radically pitch-shifted and extended samples - particularly that ululating operatic-theatrical voice, coming to sound almost like something from AMMs label-mates FURl - then this is the extrovert mode, which refuses any easy accommodations. Which division is inherent; as Bourdieu explains, the culture which unifies via the medium of communication is also the culture which separates via the culture of distinction, and which legitimates distinctions. It may be, as Adorno remarks, that a work of art is great insofar as it registers a failed attempt to reconcile such objective antinomies; failure then being in the highest sense the measure of success." - Harry Gilonis.

Artist: ORGANUM
Title: Veil Of Tears
Format: CD
Label: Matchless
Country: UK
Price: $20.00
"Collection of tracks from 1985-94, recorded by the Organum core of David Jackman, Michael Prime, Dinah Jane Rowe and Jim ORourke; further mastering of sound cluster presentation and development." -Matchless

Artist: ORGANUM/EDDIE PREVOST
Title: Flayed/Crux
Format: CD
Label: Matchless
Country: UK
Price: $20.00
"CD issue of an LP previously issued on Silent Records in 1985. "Crux" is an Organum track, featuring Andrew Chalk on bowed gong, David Jackman on drone flute & bowed piano, Dinah Jane Rowe on drone flute and Stephen Stapleton on chair. Its a pretty classic piece to say the least. "If you like the dronescapes of traditional Far Eastern musics, youll love Crux; if you wigged out to La Monte Young at his most conceptual, youll do much the same with this. Better still, you may love Crux having previously heard none of these supposed influences; youre simply wired for sound." --David Ilic. "Flayed" features mainly AMMs Prévost on drums, general percussion and acme thunderer whistle, while Jackman added some bowed gongs and electronic sounds." -Matchless

Artist: V/A
Title: Crystal Flowers
Format: LP
Label: Mathew-Rec
Country: Germany
Price: $29.00
"The Crystal Flowers compilation is a transposition of Florine Stettheimers poems (published posthumously by her sister Ettie in a limited edition volume titled Crystal Flowers in 1949) into song or other vocal interpretation by Karl Holmqvist/Stefan Tcherepnin, Lorraine OGrady, Dignity Sister, Ei Arakawa/Sergei Tcherepnin, DJ Complicated, Jutta Koether, Dan Fox, Megan Francis Sullivan, David Lieske, Kim Gordon, Fanki And The Frogs, Bogdan Mooczkowsky/Vilde von Krigh/Mikael D. Brkic and Steven Warwick/Magnus Schaefer." -Mathew-Rec. "I associate Florine Stettheimer with moving to the city to begin art school, with making a friend, and struggling to find a motive in history that I could relate to, something to project into. During the late 90s, in a surprisingly homophobic and theoretically stale New York art school atmosphere, to come upon the scenes Florine Stettheimer painted offered secret elation and a sense of kinship. Flipping through issues of Charles Henri Fords View Magazine in the library, I came upon Virgil Thompsons "Portrait of Florine Stettheimer," a musical composition as portrait, which, like Gertrude Steins portraits in text, aimed for something like an affectionate caricature of someone considered a peer. This encounter with Florine Stettheimer seen through the lens of musical notation, reminded me of the charge of so many first encounters: the way in which the new "object" remains opaque yet also shimmeringly open, illegible, like a sheet of music, but not withholding. Ken Okiishi and I made a record on which each of us performed a sight-reading of Thompsons portrait on the piano. The effect was awkward, amateurish -- interpretation gave out under the technical challenge of simply trying to play the unknown piece -- in some sense magnifying the tensions and pitfalls inherent in trying to invoke Stettheimer, or anybody. Some years later, Ken found a copy of Crystal Flowers, and we were both thrilled to read the poems and the texts written as tho from a diary in the voice of Florine Stettheimer -- to find that like her paintings, the poems are so present. Stylized, ornate, jazzy, sharp, wistful, sugary -- the poems jubilantly synthesize in Stettheimers unmistakeable tone the pleasures, pangs, and aspirations of a life in culture. It seemed to lie on the hand for these poems to find other voices, or the response that they call out for at this point in time, perhaps as a way to measure the difference. I wanted to re-publish this small volume, intended for Florines friends and the friends of her paintings, in a warped way, and landed on the form of an LP collection of songs and voice tracks by various individuals interpreting or refracting the text. While some of the people I invited already knew Florines work very well, for others this was an entirely new encounter." -Nick Mauss.

Artist: BATSUMI
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Matsuli
Country: UK
Price: $56.00
"Matsuli Music continues its reissue program of rare indigenous Afro-jazz sounds from South Africa with the release of Sowetan group Batsumis self-titled debut from 1974. The reissue has been lovingly re-mastered from the original tapes. Batsumi is a masterpiece of spiritualized Afro-jazz, and a prodigious singularity in the South African jazz canon. There is nothing else on record from the period that has the deep, resonant urgency of the Batsumi sound, a reverb-drenched, formidably focused pulse, underpinned by the tight-locked interplay of traditional and trap drums, and pushed on by the throb of Zulu Bidis mesmeric bass figures. The warm notes of Johnny Mothopengs guitar complete a soundscape that is at once closely packed with sonic texture and simultaneously vibrating with open space, and in whose shimmer and haze Themba Koyana and Tom Masemola soar. A sonorous echo emanating from an ancient well, reverberant with jazz ghosts and warmed by the heat of soul and pop, Batsumi is nothing short of revelatory. Hand-numbered limited edition of 500 copies; includes insert." -Matsuli

Artist: NDIKHO XABA AND THE NATIVES
Title: Ndikho Xaba And The Natives
Format: CD
Label: Matsuli Music
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
"Ndikho Xaba was born in 1934 in Pietermaritzburg, KZN, South Africa. For thirty-four years -- 1964 ?1998 -- he lived in exile in the US, Canada and Tanzania. Originally issued by Trilyte Records out of Oakland, California, this 1970 recording is bracing, freewheeling Now Thing, suffused with SA idioms, and focused by a political urgency wiring together US Black Power, Black Aesthetics and the anti-apartheid front-line like nothing else. You can hear Trane from the off -- a spiritual offering to my ancestors -- and plenty of Sun Ra, with whom The Natives several times shared double-bills. (Xaba was to become close with Phil Cohran and the AACM.) Freedom is a gutbucket-soul rendition of the peoples anthem; Nomusa is dedicated to Xabas new wife, a poet and CORE activist from Chicago. The thunderous finale Makhosi features drummer Keita from the West Indies, and Baba Duru, who studied percussion in India, before winding up with Xaba blowing eerily through a horn made from a giant piece of tubular seaweed. Hats off to Matsuli for this outstanding reissue." - Matsuli Music.

Artist: NDIKHO XABA AND THE NATIVES
Title: Ndikho Xaba And The Natives
Format: LP
Label: Matsuli Music
Country: UK
Price: $50.00
Gatefold LP version. "Ndikho Xaba was born in 1934 in Pietermaritzburg, KZN, South Africa. For thirty-four years -- 1964 ?1998 -- he lived in exile in the US, Canada and Tanzania. Originally issued by Trilyte Records out of Oakland, California, this 1970 recording is bracing, freewheeling Now Thing, suffused with SA idioms, and focused by a political urgency wiring together US Black Power, Black Aesthetics and the anti-apartheid front-line like nothing else. You can hear Trane from the off -- a spiritual offering to my ancestors -- and plenty of Sun Ra, with whom The Natives several times shared double-bills. (Xaba was to become close with Phil Cohran and the AACM.) Freedom is a gutbucket-soul rendition of the peoples anthem; Nomusa is dedicated to Xabas new wife, a poet and CORE activist from Chicago. The thunderous finale Makhosi features drummer Keita from the West Indies, and Baba Duru, who studied percussion in India, before winding up with Xaba blowing eerily through a horn made from a giant piece of tubular seaweed. Hats off to Matsuli for this outstanding reissue." - Matsuli Music.

Artist: BUTZMANN, FRIEDER/CHRIS LUNCH
Title: Oi!Oi!Oi!/Butzmania
Format: 7"
Label: Mauerstadtmusik
Country: Germany
Price: $12.00
"Two minimal electronic tracks from 1980, one previously unreleased. Limited edition of 300 numbered copies in full colour cover with full colour label and insert." - Mauerstadtmusik.

Artist: V/A
Title: Nekromantik - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Format: LP
Label: Mauerstadtmusik
Country: Germany
Price: $18.00
Soundtrack to the Jorge Buttgereit films (1 and 2). Features music by NDW artists Hermann Kopp, Monica M, Buttgereit and others..
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Artist: FINN, SIMON
Title: Pass The Distance
Format: LP
Label: Mayfair
Country: Germany
Price: $31.00
"One of the rarest LPs from the exclusive Mushroom-Label finally gets its official release on vinyl! Often labeled as folk, Simon Finns debut album from 1970 is actually more in the singer/songwriter vein but totally different to everything else you can find in this genre. With a couple of guest musicians (e.g. Kenny Elliot from Second Hand) Simon Finn created ten songs of an eerie, angry, unsettling and, if you hear the track Jerusalem, even disturbing nature. Shortly withdrawn after its release, this demanding album is nearly impossible to find these days so finally here is your chance to listen to this fascinating music. Limited edition of 500." -Mayfair
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Artist: JAMESES
Title: Haunted Rider
Format: 7"
Label: Mayo Factory
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
"THE JAMESES debut 7-inch features the two infectious songs "Rat People" and "The Haunted Rider." In advance of their debut single, Impose Magazine has praised the "breezy garage pop of The Jameses." Already, The Jameses have taken Florida by storm. This band is a hurricane of catchy sonic-delights coming to get you. Board up your windows, and hit play. Based on this single, Captured Tracks has signed the band to do a full-length. There have also been glowing reviews from Pitchfork and Raven Sings the Blues." -Mayo Factory

Artist: VAN KAYE & IGNIT
Title: A Slight Delay
Format: LP
Label: MBR
Country: Germany
Price: $38.00
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Artist: TELEVISION PERSONALITIES
Title: I Was A Mod Before You Was A Mod
Format: Cass
Label: Mctelevi
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"Originally released on Overground records in 1995, this is one of Burgers favorite TELEVISION PERSONALITIES albums and the label is extremely proud to release it on cassette for the audiophiles. Limited one-time pressing of 250 numbered copies." -Mctelevi

Artist: BIANCHI, MAURIZIO
Title: Mectpyo Box
Format: 10CD Box Set
Label: Mectpyo Sound
Country: Italy
Price: $190.00
2015 repress with new packaging. "Exclusive presentation of the complete M.B. / Maurizio Bianchi recordings from the early 1980s originally issued on LP. Starting from Sterile Records Symphony for a Genocide to Broken Flags The Plain Truth, passing through DYS Mectpyo Bakterium and all the records privately issued by M.B. on his Mectpyo Sound. A slipcase with 10 CDs reproducing the 10 LPs issued between 1981 and 1984, plus all the tracks by M.B. from international LP compilations and a large selection of tracks from international K7 compilations. Each CD reproduces the original artwork and layout, with a new numbered inlay card. Also included is an 84-page booklet with original artworks and collages, M.B. playlists, interviews and reviews, as well as essays by M.B. on S.P.K., Whitehouse and Come, T.G., Monte Cazazza, Metabolists, Conrad Schnitzler and excerpts from the Dictionary of the Ultra-Glaciality." - Mectpyo. Edition limited to 200 numbered copies, including the following CDs: Symphony for a Genocide (1981); Menses (1981); Neuro Habitat / Moerter Unter Uns (1982); Regel (1982); Mectpyo Bakterium (1981); Das Testament (1982); Endometrio (1980-81); Carcinosi (1979/1982); The Plain Truth (1983); Armaghedon (1984).

Artist: ALOA
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Medical
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Medical Records presents a reissue of one of Germanys most interesting records. The German duo Aloa only made one album in 1982, but it is one of the most peculiar and innovative records of the Neue Deutsche Welle movement. Long out of print, somewhat obscure, and very expensive, this record is due for an official reissue. The duo consisting of Al Kanz and Matthias Brendel both grew up in Kassel, Germany. Though both had different tastes of music, they fused influences and injected them into their own unique blend when they purchased Roland 606 and 808 drum machines plus a Sequential Circuits Prophet 5. After much development and evolution, the Aloa project came to life. The album explores a whole spectrum of textures, moods, and atmospheres. Ranging from dark complex synthed-out tracks to diverse instrumentation-laced almost Krautrock motifs, this album is definitely one of a kind. From the commanding first track Weisser Wal with its almost Bryan Ferry style vocals to the atmospheric Banane Zitrone, the twists and turns are endless. This is a very sultry record as well evidenced by the bands constant obsession with sexy women who occupied their time. Definitely will appeal to fans of The Residents, Neue Deutsche Welle, and anything and everything that lives in the outer reaches of synth territory. Sadly the record was overlooked and misunderstood by the press and radio stations alike likely due to its obvious unorthodox and experimental interpretation of synthpop. Restored and mastered from the original master tapes by Klearlight Studios in Dallas, TX. Presented on high-quality 180 gram heavyweight green vinyl. Features bonus LP insert with liner notes and interview by Dave Segal. Limited edition." - Medical.

Artist: AXXESS
Title: Novels for the Moons
Format: LP
Label: Medical
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
Medical Records is ecstatic to present the reissue of the essential Novels For The Moons by AXXESS. Originally released in 1983, Axxess is the brainchild of French multimedia artist PATRICK MIMRAN. Mr. Mimran was co-director of Lamborghini Motors (along with his brother) at the time and fittingly released the album on the imprint Lamborghini Records. Heavily influenced by German electronic pioneers Klaus Schulze, Tangerine Dream, and Kraftwerk, Mr. Mimran commissioned the German engineer ANDREAS BAHRDT to build a custom complex synthesizer which eventually materialized into a 16 voice analog synthesizer of genius proportions. Andreas had previously designed a less elaborate prototype for Peter Baumann of Tangerine Dream fame. What then came to life as the product of Patricks imagination and this unique machine is a spectacular array of 15 sequenced instrumentals that is Novels For The Moons. The opener "When The Lips Fly High" sets the stage for the labyrinthine polyrhythms that will enchant and enrapture the listener for the duration of the album. While most tracks have an upbeat driving vibe, others have a synth-heavy low-key subdued aspect as well. The album has been described in some circles as having cosmic qualities (as well as the track "Pages" making an appearance on a Daniele Baldelli mix in the past). Occasional resemblances to 70s horror synth soundtracks could also be appreciated but with a more intricate song structure of layered intertwining sequenced patterns. This long out of print beautiful artifact has essentially been unavailable except for the occasional rare copy on the collectors market. The LP features original reproduction sleeve art (front and back) featuring the mysterious and eye-dazzling original painting that donned the original LP. Included is a 2-sided insert featuring an interview and profile of Axxess by DAVE SEGAL and color photos of the infamous "Le Bart" synth used to create this masterpiece. This will certainly appeal to fans of early progressive synth records, sequencer-heavy Tangerine Dream period, cosmic disco, and other lovers of all things early-electronic. Presented on high-quality 180-gram yellow vinyl in a limited edition of 1,000 hand-numbered copies." - Medical.
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Artist: BAL PARE
Title: Early Recordings
Format: LP
Label: Medical
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Medical Records presents a hand-picked selection of the early recordings of Germanys Bal Paré. The band started as Jeanette und das Land Z in 1981 with a 7 on Konkurrenz, which included two covers: Raumpatrouille (soundtrack from a weird science fiction TV series) and 60s Eurovision Grand Prix number one hit, Poupe de cire, poupe de son by France Gall. The 7 became an underground hit. Members were Kirsten Klemm (vocals), Jan T. Krahn (synthesizer) and Matthias Schuster (synthesizer, beatbox). The band changed their name to Bal Paré and begin recording independently. In addition, drummer Jürgen Weiss joined the band. The band name was based on the song Es war beim Bal Pare from the German chansonette Hildegard Knef, who was a musical influence along with bands like Kraftwerk, Depeche Mode, Erasure, Yazoo, etc. The first Bal Paré LP, Hamburg-Paris-Catania was released in 1982 on Konkurrenz. The members performed under witty pseudonyms for that record. Since they had a large fan base in Sweden, the second release (Metamorphose) came out in Stockholm on the Krautrock label. Around this time, a new member, Manfred Asmus, joined on keyboards and programming and Jan T. Krahn and Jürgen Weiss left the band. There were many tracks produced during this time that ended up unreleased. Much of the material from this selection of tracks was culled from unreleased sessions from the 80s with Manfred Asmus (and subsequently also collected on the Best Of CD-only release in 1996 on Tatra Records). Due recent demand, Matthias Schuster has reformed Bal Paré and has released several new records with much success. The original two LPs are long out of print and demand very high prices on the collectors market. This is the first time this collection has been reissued on vinyl. The opening track Rien is a perfect display of what synth pop is modeled after. Rich lead synth textures, male/female interplayed vocals, and electronic percussion. Though the entire record flows with ease and captivates the listener from beginning to end, other standout tracks include Palais dAmour, Die Idioten, and Meilleur Du Monde. This collection is absolutely crucial for fans of early new wave such as Deux, Moderne, Performance and other similar acts of the genre. The tracks have been lovingly restored by Matthias Schuster. Presented on high-quality 180-gram heavyweight vinyl." - Medical.

Artist: BODY 11
Title: Youth
Format: LP
Label: Medical
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Medical Records returns to Germany for the reissue of two essential pieces of wave history. BODY 11 is/was the one-man project of TIM STICKELBRUCKS. Inspired by the late 70s/early 80s icons such as OMD, Human League, and Cabaret Voltaire, Tim wrote and recorded 4 songs in 1987 in his apartment and self-released the "Mind" 7 inch EP in 1988. Rather obscure at the time, the 7" gained cult status later in the 90s when collectors and word of mouth fans began seeking out copies of the record. Soon thereafter, the cost of obtaining an original skyrocketed on the collectors market. Medical Records is proud to reissue the "Mind" EP 4 songs along with unreleased recordings created at the same time. The unreleased tracks were songs that were distributed only on cassette (to friends, etc) at the time. The tracks have been transferred from cassette and have been remastered by Jacob Jacobsen for this reissue. The LP embodies the essence of the EBM (electronic body music) subgenre that was prevalent in the late 80s. Though retaining a DIY/demo feel, the tracks have a warm synth/beat laced mood that will surprise and delight fans of this era who are not knowledgeable of Body 11. Fans of early Nitzer Ebb, Front 242, late 80s industrial (Wax Trax, Nettwerk) and even early Skinny Puppy will find this collection essential. This is long overdue for reissue and presentation to the world. This reissue/collection is presented on high-quality 180gram "milky clear" vinyl. The jacket art was envisioned by Tim Stickelbrucks with inspiration from the original "Mind" EP front cover art. Features bonus insert with liner notes by KURT B. REIGHLEY. Limited edition." -Medical.

Artist: CAREY, TONY
Title: Explore and Yellow Power
Format: Double LP
Label: Medical
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"Tony Carey needs no introduction, but for the uninitiated, he is a keyboard whiz originally from California. He is clearly most famous for his work as keyboardist in the 1970s band Rainbow (alongside Ritchie Blackmore and Ronnie James Dio) up to 1977. He then embarked on a solo career with multiple charting records under his own name. In the mid-late 1970s, he took up residence in Germany and began working in Peter Haukes studio. Carey embarked on a period of intense experimentation and mastery of various studio equipment, songwriting, and the like. Influenced by what Tony referred to as euro-electronica, the product of these enlightening sessions became Explorer, No Human, TCP, Heaven, and Yellow Power. Though both LPs have similar tracks, the overall mixes and feel of the two LPs are vastly different. Instrumental and very catchy, Explorer is more stripped down almost proto-techno meets synthed out Italo disco while Yellow Power has a more polished, well-rounded and produced sound with a different array of instrumentation and alteration in mood. Released in a sturdy gatefold jacket with montaged new artwork on the front and back but preserved original covers in the inside of the gatefold, this is a gorgeous reissue. Released on double colored 160 gram vinyl (LP1 is green and LP2 is baby blue) in limited edition of 1000 hand-numbered copies. Release also includes a special bonus insert with a retrospective and interview by Dave Segal. Fans of proto-techno, early synth-based disco, and left-field wave/electronica will need this gem in their collection." -Medical.

Artist: CHRISMA
Title: Chinese Restaurant
Format: LP
Label: Medical
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"A seminal album by Italian new wave duo Chrisma, the absolutely essential Chinese Restaurant has not been available on vinyl format in over 30 years. Chrisma is made up of husband and wife team Maurizio Arcieri and Christina Moser (the name comes from the first letters of each of their names). The record was first recorded in 1977 and originally released that same year by Polydor. It was produced, and arranged, and contains musical contributions by Niko Papathanassiou (brother of the famous Vangelis Papathanassiou responsible for the timeless Blade Runner score). Chinese Restaurant is a very unique record blending the best elements of synth-punk, Neu!-esque prog jams, and new wave into a hybrid of sheer perfection. From the post-punk energy of the single, Black Silk Stocking to the jagged hooks of What For and the analog warbling synths of Mandoia, this futuristic slab of wax is a classic. This reissue was licensed directly from the artists, and it includes a reworking of the original front and back cover artwork. Presented on high-quality 180gm orange vinyl in a hand-numbered limited edition of 500 copies." - Medical Records.
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Artist: CHRISMA
Title: Hibernation
Format: LP
Label: Medical
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Hibernation is the spectacular follow-up to the Chinese Restaurant LP and was recorded in 1978 and was originally released in 1979 on Polydor. This record has not been available on vinyl for over 30 years and tends to fetch rather high prices on the collectors market. The songs are restrained yet explorative and passionate. The opening track Calling takes the listener down a quirky new wave path riddled with angular guitars and random bits of analog beeps. The stand out track is certainly Gott Gott Electron which is an intoxicating dancefloor slow cosmic jam which will leave a permanent involuntary imprint to the lucky who hear it. As a whole, the record is reflective of the passion between Maurizio and Christina and is a new wave masterpiece on many levels. Aurora B and Lover further display the intense emotional interplay. This reissue was licensed directly from the artist, and the front and back artwork have been re-interpreted and re-invisioned. This is presented on high quality 180 gram clear vinyl (similar to a limited pressing in 1979) in a hand-numbered limited edition of 500 copies." - Medical Records.
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Artist: DER PLAN
Title: Geri Reig
Format: LP
Label: Medical
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Debut full length album originally released in 1980 on DER PLANs own Warning (later known as Ata Tak) label. Der Plan is widely acknowledged as the pioneers of the Neue Deutsche Welle (New German Wave) movement which was the transformation of punk rock and new wave into an entity of distinct form and style. The movement spawned other notable acts as Grauzone, Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft, and Xmal Deutschland. Der Plan originated from Duesseldorf and consisted of MORITZ REICHELT (aka MORITZ R(r)), FRANK FENSTERMACHER and KURT DAHLKE (aka PYROLATOR, ex DAF) on this recording. Geri Reig is a very diverse album consisting of tracks reminiscent of the early Der Plan avante garde period contrasted with more musical and catchy songs geared more towards minimal synthetic pop and experimental minimal synth. It has not been available on vinyl since its original release in 1980. The opener "Adrenalin Laesst Das Blut Kochen" is a hypnotic, pulsing ride interspersed with freeform synth textures. Vocal pitch-shifting makes it presence on Geri Reig and is style detectable in a number of Der Plan songs. "Gefaehrliche Clowns" is a rather minimal number with an infectious melody. "Commerce Exterieur Mondial Sentimental" was featured on the New Deutsch compilation and is a wonderfully sequenced piece with a melodic lead intertwined. The album is also intermixed with multiple experimental tracks which in composite result in a ground-breaking and pioneering document of the Neue Deutsche Welle scene. Medical Records is proud to present Geri Reig with original cover art (enhanced and overseen by Moritz R himself). This masterpiece is presented on 180-gram olive green colored vinyl in a limited edition of 550 hand-numbered copies." - Medical.

Artist: DER PLAN
Title: Normalette Surprise
Format: LP
Label: Medical
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Normalette Surprise is the equally important and ground-breaking followup album to Geri Reig and was released in 1981. On Normalette Surprise, DER PLAN further evolved their unique style of Neue Deutsche Welle into an ever-so-slightly more accessible record yet not abandoning their roots as evidenced by hints of experimental sound textures and their characteristic quirky yet unde nable sound collages and pre-industrial notions. "Lebdoch" opens the record and is a marvelous and infectious pop ditty complete with catchy bassline and pitch-shifted vocals. "Generaele Essen Erdbeereis" is a stripped down electro number adorned with a pitch-bending freakout. Other standout tracks are "Meine Freunde" and "Das Insekt". For this special reissue, the hit-single "Da Vorne Steht Ne Ampel" and B-side "Rot-Gruen-Tot" will be included at the start of side 2 of the record. The single was originally released in the time gap between Geri Reig and Normalette Surprise and both songs are phenomenal additions to an already intriguing and landmark album. Normalette Surprise will appeal to devoted followers of this unique genre and fans of contemporary artists (DAF, Saal, Liaison Dangereuses, etc). Similar to Geri Reig, cover and back artwork have been restored by MORITZ R. Together, with Geri Reig,, this album is an essential document for any fan or collector of the fascinating Neue Deutsche Welle period. This record is lovingly presented on 180gram dark blue vinyl in a limited edition of 550 hand-numbered copies." - Medical.

Artist: DEUTSCHE WERTARBEIT
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Medical
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Fantastic and long out of print solo project of DOROTHEA RAUKES. Dorothea was the ex-singer in of the famous German progressive, krautrock band STREETMARK (founded 1968 in Duesseldorf and released four LPs between 1976-1981). Dorothea Raukes was one of the few female characters of German progressive rock scene. The LP-previously released by Sky Records in 1981-is instrumental and reminiscent of a style similar to other classic late 1970s synth pioneers (Cluster, Tangerine Dream, Wolfgang Riechmann, etc.). The LP consists of six beautiful synth tracks and will be certain to appeal of fans of the above mentioned artists or any fans of early minimal wave, synth soundtrack, or other lost classics from the era of late 1970s and early 1980s. Pressed on high-quality 180-gram vinyl in a limited edition of 500 (individually numbered)." -Medical.

Artist: DIE GESUNDEN
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Medical
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Medical Records returns to Germany for the reissue of two essential pieces of wave history. MR-022 is the wunderbar release by Berlins DIE GESUNDEN. Die Gesunden (translated to the healthy ones) was the mostly the duo of MABEL ASCHENNELLER and ESCHI REHM (who sadly passed away on November 12, 2008). They were also joined on drums by THOMAS WYDLER (who later became known for his membership in NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS). Taking influences from Kraftwerk, Roxy Music, and Eno/Bowie (who were coincidentally recording Low in Berlin at this time), Die Gesunden was one of the first Neue Deutsche Welle outfits. The self-titled LP was released in 1982 on Innovative Communication which was the independent record label formed by Klaus Schulze in 1978 after Klaus became very interested in the earliest Berlin Neue Deutsche Welle bands (such as Ideal, etc). Mabel was very involved in the Berlin scene such as promoting local gigs for the early Einstuerzende Neubauten in 1981 and shows at the Exxcess club which also inspired the birth of Die Gesunden. Die Gesunden did fairly well around Germany with one of the highlights being a tour in 1981 supporting DAF (Deutsche Amerikanische Freundschaft). The LP is a diverse collection of songs that display a jagged electronic quality showcased throughout with hints of power electronics mixed with synth pop. Overall, the record is a very diverse listen and will surely appeal to fans of early Neue Deutsche Welle (early Der Plan) as well as proto-industrial and experimental new wave. At the same time, it is definitely one of a kind and has no record that it can be directly compared. Contains bonus track of cover of "Waiting For My Man." This reissue is presented on high-quality 180gram opaque "baby pink" vinyl. Features slight alteration and reinterpretation of the original front cover and redesigned back cover. Limited edition." -Medical.

Artist: DISCO VOLANTE
Title: No Motion
Format: 7"
Label: Medical
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"For the first 7" record released by Medical Records, we are proud to reissue the long lost and out of print 7" by Disco Volante. Disco Volante was essentially Terry Clarke (aka Terry Tanx) and formed in London in 1982. Inspired by the early Bond films and their soundtracks (Disco Volante was a yacht in Thunderball), Tanx played live in a number or small clubs between 1982-1986. Using a small number of Roland instruments (TB 303, TR 606, MC-202, and SH-09), Disco Volante self-released a cassette entitled Traction in Rehash, which is sadly lost. In 1984, the 7" single No Motion was released on Catalyst Box Records, with the title track as the A-side and Click and Punishment Tank (Live) as the B-sides. The track No Motion is a very catchy, layered synthpop hit that is quite unique yet capturing the essence of the early 80s new wave sound very nicely. Click on the b-side is a march-like track with propulsive synthetic bass textures and monotonous analog drum beats. The final track Punishment Tank (Live) was recorded live at the Red Box, London with a punk feel and with intense, delayed vocals, guitar and overlayed synth hooks. Beyond out of print and sure to appeal to lovers of the DIY coldwave and synth 7" revival and resurrection. Limited edition of 500 hand-numbered copies." - Medical.

Artist: DRINKING ELECTRICITY
Title: Overload + Singles
Format: Double LP
Label: Medical
Country: USA
Price: $30.00
"The first in a series of unparalleled reissues originating from the crucial Survival Records imprint. Survival Records is a UK label now operating for over 30 years.  Formed in 1981 by ANNE-MARIE HEIGHWAY and DAVID ROME, early releases included such iconic releases as Tik & Tok, Play, Hard Corps, and Richard Bone. The first release in this series, is the work of DRINKING ELECTRICITY, the project of label curators Anne-Marie and David.  David Rome previously had worked with Martin Lloyd in the Analysis (later to be evolved into Oppenheimer Analysis). Drinking Electricity formed in 1980 and released two singles on Pop Aural before forming Survival which housed the rest of their output during their two years as a band. This double LP collection showcases Drinking Electricitys full 1982 LP Overload, as well as compiling the bands multiple singles released between 1980-1982. Best described as a perfect fusion of minimal synth-based new wave with poignant, angular and stylized guitar-driven post-punk. Touching on sociopolitical topics intertwined into catchy, synth-heavy tracks that are also danceable, this collection will appeal to fans of early Gang Of Four, OMD, Fad Gadget, and the like. Packaged in double gatefold jackets with custom Drinking Electricity inspired artwork.  Inner gatefold jacket features a variety of pictures of the band during this period.  The release also features a bonus 2-sided insert with liner notes and interview of the band by DAVE SEGAL. Pressed double 180-gram transparent colored vinyl (LP one is red; LP two is yellow) in a limited edition of 650 hand-numbered copies." - Medical.
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Artist: GAY CAT PARK
Title: Synthetic Woman
Format: LP
Label: Medical
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"As a monumental first time in the labels existence, Medical Records presents an LP of previously unreleased songs by an icon of Italo Disco and synthpop well known for their club-stomper Im A Vocoder. Gay Cat Park is an Italian duo consisting of Graziano G. Ravizza and Davide Gatti. At the tender age of 14 with an obsession for electronics and a dream, they crafted the hit Im A Vocoder that was released as a single on Discotto Records in 1982. Using very primitive toy-like keyboards modified to makeshift synthesizers early on, this masterpiece and floor-stomper was a success. Though they recorded many other records in the studio with other artists under a variety of different names in the more popular vein, there were sadly no further releases in the style of Gay Cat Park or under that moniker. Working behind the scenes on their limited equipment, they wrote and developed many other tracks that would be best described as the true Gay Cat Park sound. These tracks were home-recorded and not considered commercial enough in those times. Influenced heavily by Kraftwerk, Tomita, and Depeche Mode, Ravizza and Gatti layed these tracks down on standard UCXS Sony tapes or TEAC Tascam four tracks. These tracks have been unheard and stored until now. Medical Records took an interest in Gay Cat Park and requested to hear the potential early tracks. Needless to say, the tracks were astonishing and are presented now on this compilation of hand-picked tracks from that era. 8 tracks (including Im A Vocoder) were culled and restored from the original cassette tapes by Gay Cat Park. All tracks were recorded from 1982-1984. On high-quality 160 gram splatter vinyl in a limited edition of 650 hand-numbered copies. Includes special insert with liner notes by Dave Segal." -Medical.
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Artist: GINA X PERFORMANCE
Title: Nice Mover
Format: LP
Label: Medical
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Medical Records is proud to present the quintessential first album by Gina X Performance. Gina X Performance was composed of the charismatic Gina Kikoine (vocals/lyrics) along with famous German producer/musician Zeus B. Held and backing band. Released in 1978 on various labels including EMI, Nice Mover has been out of print on vinyl format since 1980. Zeus B. Held has previously worked with the band Birth Control and has recorded multiple solo albums as well. Nice Mover has been an internationally regarded electro/disco record with various tracks appearing on compilations throughout the years (e.g. Andrew Weatheralls Nine OClock Drop). The track No G.D.M. (a tribute to famous gay actor/writer/personality) was a club hit on both sides of the Atlantic and remains a commonly heard track on better DJ sets to this very day. It is made up of an infectious slow driving disco-esque beat with perfectly aligned and arranged synth accompaniments. Ginas unmistakable and truly unique vocals and lyrics set this record apart from its contemporaries. Tackling controversial subject matter such as transgenderism, exhibitionism, and other fetishes, this record has left a deep mark on the history of new wave and electro/disco. The title track Nice Mover is a cosmic sequenced synth hit and also has appeared on various compilations. The bouncing Be a Boy is a high energy dancefloor cutter that illustrates the internal thought processes and daydreams of a female longing to become a male. Black Sheep continues this theme and is a very catchy number with bonus sheep sounds to keep it interesting. The closing track Tropical Comic Strip starts off with peaceful cricket samples and piano and builds into a bombastic production that is a fitting close to the record. Master recordings provided by Zeus B. Held and remastered by Lafayette Masters, Freiburg. Officially licensed from Mr. Held (KGBeat Productions) directly. This is a seminal work of electro/disco/wave and is essential for fans of late 70s wave-synth-disco crossover and the like. Original reproduction artwork is preserved on the front (one of the best record covers of the entire scene) and back. Presented on high quality 180 gram bone colored vinyl in a limited edition pressing of 1000 hand-numbered copies. Includes bonus insert with liner notes and interview by Kurt B. Reighley." -Medical.

Artist: GLOWALLA, CHRISTOF
Title: Erde 80
Format: 10"
Label: Medical
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"The next installment in the Medical Records journey takes us to West Berlin. In 1979, armed with a Korg MS-10 synthesier and a very simple rhythm box, Christof Glowalla began experimenting with a tape recorder and a few DIY sound generators. Influenced by outfits such as Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire, and Fad Gadget, Glowalla eventually put his creation to tape at the West Berlin Musiclab, which was a small 8-track studio in the Kreuzberg district. What resulted in 1980 was the self-released now excruciatingly rare Erde 80 7-inch single. Glowalla also collaborated in a band called Exobit in 1981 with Ingolf Kurkowski and Frank Landgraf, but it was a brief existence. Also in 1981, Glowalla recorded three more tracks with Kurkowski which were presented to various record labels, but they unfortunately were never released at the time. Though relatively obscure in the early 1980s, the Erde 80 7-inch release slowly became an underground hit with collectors with subsequently rising prices that continue to rise today. Medical Records is proud to compile for the first time the two tracks from Erde 80 plus the three tracks recorded in 1981. The tracks are culled from the carefully digitized now lost master tapes. For lovers of cold, synth-heavy pop with a darker feel. Presented as Medical Records first 10-inch release, this collection is released on high-quality 10-inch opaque mustard colored vinyl in a limited edition of 600 hand-numbered copies." - Medical.

Artist: GUYERS CONNECTION
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Medical
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Guyers Connection were a Swiss duo that started making electronic music in 1982. Tibor Csebits and Philippe Alioth were merely 14 and 15 years old and were armed with simply two synths, a drum machine, and a 4-track tape recorder. They are best known for their highly-sought after self-produced and released album Portrait in 1983. It is now considered a classic minimal synth pop masterpiece. Several other members joined the band in 1984 and worked together for some time. Philippe Alioth has been very active in the music business writing, producing, and running a Swiss studio as well as running a Swiss label (Sonic Content). This extraordinary collection of tracks was discovered in a dark recess of Philippes achieves of 4-track tapes in his studio. The tapes were recorded from 1982 to 1984 but were rediscovered in 2005. A portion of the songs were restored/remixed/remastered. The German record label Kernkrach released the tracks in 2005 in a limited viny-only pressing of 330 copies. This sought-after release has long been out of print. Medical Records in collaboration with Philippe Alioth is proud to present another presentation of these glorious tracks. Featuring 13 tracks (including several never before released and a few reworked versions of tracks released in 2005), this will appeal to all lovers of minimal synth, electro-pop, flexi-pop, and the like. Standout tracks include the vocoder tinged Discoqueen II, the hyper-catchy ar Isch Schon, and a slightly modified version of He Sabine!. New tracks include an interpretation of a German childrens song and Macky Messer featuring words by Kurt Weill. The LP features newly created front and back artwork. Presented on 180gm green vinyl in a limited edition of 600 hand-numbered copies." -Medical

Artist: I SIGNORI DELLA GALASSIA
Title: Iceman
Format: LP
Label: Medical
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Medical Records presents a reissue of the very rare and sought after 1979 opus by Italys I Signori Della Galassia. Iceman was released in 1979 and has been long out of print for over 30 years fetching very high prices on the collectors market. I Signori Della Galassia (translated as The Men of Galaxy) is best described as a sonic hybrid of space disco/cosmic meets Italian progressive pop/rock. They were founded in Savona in the late 70s. Played with analog gear such as a variety of synthesizers as well as traditional guitar and drums. It is a very rich and diverse LP with multiple interesting twists and turns. The opener Proxima Centauri is a space disco odyssey with super-catchy synth melodies over driving disco beats mixed with hypnotic passages. The title track Iceman is a fusion of Italian pop and space disco which makes for an interesting combination. Other tracks have a completely different feel with elements of prog and experimental rock overtones. Archeopterix is another standout track with washing synths, warbling filters, and gentle backing vocals. The LP contains two bonus tracks (at the end of each side) which were released as singles at the time (Luce and Eliane). The LP features preserved front cover artwork and slightly modified back cover original artwork (at the artists request). This LP will surely appeal to lovers of Space, Rockets, Kraftwerk, Milkways, and Zodiac. Presented on 180 gram silver opaque, high-quality vinyl in a limited edition of 650 copies." - Medical.

Artist: IKO
Title: 83
Format: LP
Label: Medical
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"The first official reintroduction and reissue of the iconic IKO 83 LP. This coveted album by minimal synth aficionados around the globe has been out of print and very rare since its original release in 1982. Hailing from Montreal, Canada, IKO has always been shrouded in mystery. All 3 members come from an academic background (electroacoustic composition, etc), and they met at the University of Montreal in the music department. Taking from their collective influences of 60s pop, prog and minimalist composers as well as early industrial, they played in a few early bands before solidifying the all-synth incarnation of IKO in its definitive lineup. The LP was originally released on Manhattan Formula. Other than Rational Youth, the Montreal synth scene was small, and the band broke up not too long after its release. Over the years, it has slowly achieved cult status of the highest order and now fetches inflated collectors prices on the open market. It even prompted an unauthorized bootleg LP a few years ago (of much inferior sound quality). The master for this very special reissue is transferred and EQed from the master analog tapes. The opening track Approach on Tokyo sets the mood with its electro hooks and almost Trans-Europe Express synth parts. Gonadotropic Synthesis is an amazing slow and beautiful synthy melodic number which blurs the lines between love song and a lecture on hormonal interplay out of a medical textbook. Digital Delight is a fast paced dance floor favorite with cyborg lyrics and catchy hooks. The LP contains one never before heard bonus track Jungle City which is a bit of a more ominous and dark track as compared to the other album tracks. This LP will appeal to the legions of people who have been patiently waiting for an official reissue as well as the un-initiated fans of classic synth pop, Kraftwerk, early Human League and the like. Features a bonus insert with interview and retrospective by Dave Segal. Additional remastering by Martin Bowes at the Cage, London. Presented on high-quality 180gram heavyweight half and half yellow and black vinyl." - Medical.
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Artist: ILLUSTRATION SONORE
Title: Undisciplined Strips Of Emotions
Format: LP
Label: Medical
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Medical Records presents the release of its first contemporary artist with the Paris-based ILLUSTRATION SONORE (I/S). The duo, consisting of DASZ (also in DOLINA and AME DE BOUE) and CHRISTINA (aka FROE CHAR), expertly craft dark and atmospheric songs laced with unbridled passion in the context of synth-laden melodies, dominant percussion and pensive vocals. I/S uses variations of electricity to control oscillators and frequency modulations. Best described as synth-gaze, dark-wave, or no-future pop, I/S recorded this full length LP in 2013. For fans of EBM/synth-heavy industrial crossover, lovers of Cabaret Voltaire, Chris and Cosey, modern synth-wave and the like, these tracks will not disappoint.  I/S has no fetishism for the old nor obsessions for the new, and they draw their inspiration in synth pop and surrealism.  Presented on high-quality 180-gram ultra-clear heavyweight vinyl.  Features bonus LP insert with lyrics. Front cover design by Temple Vengeance.  Limited edition." -Medical.

Artist: KITTY
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Medical
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Selection of works from Austin, Texass undiscovered and never before released electronic/ambient artist Kitty from the early 1990s. This band should have had a proper release in the 90s, so for a lot of people, this is a long overdue accomplishment. Formed in 1994 by guitarists Dain Luscombe and Brandon Loe, the band eventually became a trio with the inclusion of drummer Clint Thorman. Over a handful of four-track cassettes, CDRs, and one unreleased EP, Kitty developed a sound unique even in the burgeoning psychedelic and electronic music scene that occurred along the I-35 corridor from Austin, Texas, north to Denton as well as a rabid cult following. From their earliest performances as a three-piece, it was apparent that Kittys music put them in a peerage of electronic and experimental acts coming out of the UK like Seefeel and Insides rather than another Texan 13th Floor Elevators style psych band. Fans of acts such as the aforementioned Seefeel, Insides, as well as other pioneering works by Flying Saucer Attack and A.R. Kane will adore this collection. Mastered by Martin Bowes at the Cage Studios, UK. Presented on high-quality 180-gram heavyweight blue vinyl."

Artist: KLINE COMA XERO
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Medical
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Medical Records presents the debut full length release of Kline Coma Xero. A self-titled LP influenced largely by the sterile and isolated iconography of authors such as Philip K. Dick, William Gibson and JG Ballard (from whence the bands name is derived). Formed in 2012, Kline Coma Xero is a group whose work embraces elements of early minimal synth wave with distinctively thoughtful lyrics and evocative melodies. Kline Coma Xeros Tony Williams has had his roots planted in various projects in the past, spanning a realm of styles from experimental noise, tape loops and early industrial. Using a writing style that employs the use of hardware sequencers driving analog instruments rather than computers, Kline Coma Xero produces a uniquely oblique interpretation of past-meets-present in modern electronic music. Kline Coma Xero debuted in 2013 with the track Left Behind, which was included on the Circuit DActes 3 La Forme Lente label compilation and is the opening track for this LP. The second track, Rewind, is amazingly catchy and reminiscent of the best hybrid of analog synth pop overlaid with Front 242 style vocals. Other standout tracks are the second side opener Mannequins with its razor sharp lead synths as well as the dark and brooding Casualty Ward. Kline Coma Xero will certainly appeal to fans of analog minimal synth, EBM, and the more melodic side of industrial as well as specific acts such as Fad Gadget, Suicide, John Foxx, or Martial Canterel. Presented on high-quality 180 gram heavyweight colored splatter on opaque white vinyl and features a bonus LP insert." - Medical.

Artist: LAUGH CLOWN LAUGH
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Medical
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Composed of SAM FINDLAY and DOMINC OBRIEN, LAUGH CLOWN LAUGH hailed from the Somerset town of Frome (100 miles west of London). Though the band only had one actual released track ("Feel So Young" featured on a 1984 2xLP compilation), the duo recorded many more tracks literally in their living room in the early 1980s. Inspired by early 1980s synth pop, these home recordings are some of the most young at heart, sincere, and amazing synth pop the world has never heard. Due to lack of publicity/etc, these recordings sadly have been stored away until recently as a cult following mounted after the attention and correspondence with Crispy Nuggets blog. In addition to the driving, infectious earworm "Feel So Young" (and the dub version), this LP is composed of ten never before heard home recordings that will appeal to fans of earliest Human League, Oppenheimer Analysis, and earliest Vince Clarke era Depeche Mode. Presented on 180­gram transparent orange high­quality vinyl in a limited edition." - Medical

Artist: LE CLICHE
Title: Consumer Behavior
Format: LP
Label: Medical
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Medical Records presents the debut full-length release of Le Cliché, entitled Consumer Behavior. The album consists of 11 songs influenced largely by European synth pop of the late 1970s and early 1980s (The Human League, John Foxx, OMD, early Depeche Mode, Japan, Gary Numan, Propaganda, and Kraftwerk). More recent influences include the first album by Miss Kittin & the Hacker, Tiga, Benny Benassi, Erlend Øye, and Ladytron. The music might be best described as minimal synth, synth pop, postmodernist, cold assembly line with neo-consumerist themes, based on the use of synth sequences and virtual voices. The inspiration for the subject matter of the songs comes from the many inconsistencies and ironies of the current consumer- and consumption-centered society in which we live. Le Cliché is the synth project of Gerard Ryan, native of Limerick (Ireland), Associate Professor of Marketing and Consumer Behavior at the Rovira I Virgili University in Spain and a Visiting Fellow at Cornell University, New York. Le Cliché was initially established in 1984 when Ryan was a teenager, but later the project was put on hiatus in favor of a career in academia. Le Cliché was re-ignited in 2012, motivated by the appearance of new music from the 1980s that was being rediscovered and released by a host of relatively small but hugely motivated new record labels including Medical Records and the like (and groups such as Dark Day, Mathematiques Modernes, Bal Paré, Ceramic Hello, and Experimental Products). When, in 2012, the track Waiting on the Internet emerged as a reflection of Ryans doctoral research on the frustrations and anxieties experienced by consumers when interacting with computer technology in the use of the Internet, the Le Cliché project was revived. Since then the main source of inspiration has come from Ryans work as an academic, taking a critical view of the inconsistencies of the marketing centered approach to business and the all-pervasive reach of marketing activities in our daily lives as consumers (rather than citizens). All of the tracks on the album are from the 2012-2014 period except for I Woke Up This Morning (Like I Always Do), which is a reimagining of a 1984 demo of the track entitled I Dreamt I Was Dead. Two tracks on the album reflect on the everyday mundane, often drab, act of waiting in line, whether in situ, on the phone, or on the internet (Thank You For Holding and Waiting on the Internet). Production Line is the mostly instrumental opening track to the album, and it clearly displays its Kraftwerkian influences. Production Line reflects on the so-called sweatshops that produce many of our most beloved brands but often fail to adequately compensate workers for their labor or protect basic worker rights. It contemplates the fact that that most of these workers will never be able to afford the designer brands they churn out day after day in overcrowded factories and often-deplorable conditions. Other tracks deal with topics which are more personal and intimate such as aquaphobia and Ventolin, thus giving some indication of the personality behind the music. The album was written and recorded in Catalonia, Spain in 2012 and 13, and during the harsh winter of 2013 and 14 in frozen upstate New York, U.S.A. The Le Cliché sound is attained by combining a mix of old and new technologies. In this sense, both analogue and virtual instruments are employed thus obtaining a unique mix of old and new technologies. The LP is presented on high-quality 180-gram heavyweight colored white vinyl and features a bonus LP insert. Mastered by Martin Bowes at the Cage, UK." - Medical.

Artist: LOU CHAMPAGNE SYSTEM
Title: No Visible Means
Format: LP
Label: Medical
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Originally self-released in 1984 on Pterodactyl Records, No Visible Means is the work of Canadas own LOU CHAMPAGNE. Lou Champagne was active the Ontario music scene and also performed with other local musicians from that region as well. The "Lou Champagne System" was the real-time guitar synth solo act of Lou Champagne. Due to his knowledge of electronics, he was able to link his guitar, synth, and synthetic drums into a working one-man solo act that was playable with floor switches and pedals. The overall effect was the sound of a full band. No Visible Means was recorded in 1981-1982 and mixed in 1983. It consists of 9 works of unrelenting sonic bliss. The music can be described as synth-heavy, textural punk with a very diverse palette of styles drizzled in for a truly unique listening experience. "Dont Say Im Here" opens the album with a bang showcasing Lous angular guitar effects and emotionally powered vocals. "Propaganda Frustration" is a thick, modulated affair with overtones of minimal disco and motorik motifs that commands attention on the dark dancefloor. "Machine Muzik" is a standout track with effects-laden jagged guitar hooks drenched in a haze of electronics. From beginning to end, No Visible Means is a synth-punk masterpiece and will surely appeal to connoisseurs of the darker, synth-based outer limits of post-punk and jagged guitar-heavy new wave. Available in the past only in limited quantities from Mr. Champagne himself, No Visible Means has been long out of print.  Medical Records is proud to reissue this LP with original reproduction artwork.   Original 1/4" analog tapes were restored, transferred, and remastered by GEORGE HORN at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, CA.  This reissue is officially licensed from Lou Champagne. LP also includes original "nuclear circuit map" as an additional insert (with lyrics on flipside of insert).  Presented on high quality 180-gram white vinyl in a limited edition of 1,000 hand-numbered copies." -Medical.

Artist: MATHEMATIQUES MODERNES
Title: Les Visiteurs du Soir
Format: LP
Label: Medical
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Medical Records is very proud to present the much anticipated reissue of the seminal French synthpop classic Les Visiteurs Du Soir by Mathématiques Modernes. Released in 1981 on the famous Celluloid imprint, this masterpiece has been out of print since its initial pressing. Mathématiques Modernes was the project of keyboardist Claude Arto and vocalist/lyricist Edwige Braun-Belmore. Arto has also worked with French bands Artefact and Spions. Also, to note, the late French producer Jacno also worked on the Mathématiques Modernes record. This gem needs no introduction to the fans who have enjoyed the classics from this era. The record is a very diverse blend of new wave, almost progressive arrangement, baroque melodies, complex rhythmic structures, and plenty of so called cold wave sprinkled in. The addition of horns was not a common finding during these times and is also represented on this eclectic record. Probably the most well known track, Disco Rough, was a single as well as was later included on the popular comp, So Young But So Cold, Underground French Music 1977-1983 released in 2004 on Tigersushi Records. It is a staple in many DJ sets with its sassy lyrics and jagged synth hooks. The album features string arrangements which were somewhat unique to the new wave scene. Most notably, the track Jungle Hurt displays the wonderful arrangements that interface well with the synth textures and percussion. The track A + B = C has also been featured on various flexi-pop comps and has a quirky melody accented by xylophone. The final track on the LP is an interesting medley of various tracks on the LP with interesting transitions. This LP has become very collectable for original copies and (when rarely found) is quite expensive. The original tape masters have been restored and remastered by Gilbert Castro of Celluloid Records. The sound quality is unparalleled. This project has been the collaboration between Mathématiques Modernes, Gilbert Castro, and Medical Records. The jacket features original reproduction artwork on the front and back. This record will surely need to make a mandatory arrival in the collections of fans of French new wave, early synthpop, and lovers of all things late 70s/early 80s. Presented on 180 gram grey opaque high-quality vinyl in a limited edition of 1000 hand-numbered copies. Bonus insert included as well with interview of Claude Arto by Dave Segal plus other interesting tidbits." -Medical.

Artist: MIXED FEELINGS
Title: Remnants
Format: LP
Label: Medical
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Medical Records, in partnership with Crispy Nuggets Blog, presents the unreleased recordings of Englands Mixed Feelings. Mixed Feelings grew up in Basildon, which was also the home of Depeche Mode (in fact, they went to the same school). In 1981, Sean Cooper met Martin Gore on holiday (around the time of New Life), and they instantly hit it off discussing synthesizers, school, teachers, etc. Martin inspired Sean to follow his dream of making music. After a few bands, Sean started a band with longtime friend Geoff with influences like old disco (Chic, etc) and a bit of Bauhaus, PiL, etc. for good measure. The first incarnation was called Polyphonic Movements but changed to Mixed Feelings after their friends Mark, Alan, and Pete joined the band. They played shows at school and various locations until 1982 when they first entered a studio and recorded Final Demand, Because of You, and Ice Machine. These tracks received some local airplay, and they continued to play more gigs. A year later, they entered the studio again to record a few more tracks (one of which was Another Place which ended up on the 101 Record Compilation). Sadly, after a few more cheap recording sessions, the band split up in 1984. Sean later worked in the 90s as a soundman for The Prodigy until 1993 until he relocated to New Zealand, and he continues to write music. This LP is a collection of known recordings by Mixed Feelings. It is a brilliant snapshot into the minds and talent of a group of young musicians on a mission. The opening track Another Place (Like Home) sets the mood with melodic synth lines and punchy electronic accents. Excellent songwriting and moody atmospheres prevail on this record. Eleven tracks in total (including one cover and homage to their early inspiration). Other notable tracks include Because of You, They Told You So, and The Captain. Highly influenced by early Depeche Mode, Human League, and Soft Cell, this collection of tracks will certainly appeal to fans of the mentioned acts as well as classic new wave acts such as Gary Numan, Ultravox, and Thompson Twins. Original tracks have been restored by Sean Cooper with remastering by Martin Bowes at the Cage Studios, UK. Presented on high-quality 180-gram heavyweight vinyl. Limited Edition." - Medical.

Artist: MONOPOL
Title: Weltweit
Format: LP
Label: Medical
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
"Medical Records collaborates with their good friends Anna Logue across the pond in Germany to present the long out of print Neu Deutsche Welle cult classic album Weltweit by Monopol. Released in 1982, Weltweit was the sole output of the band. It has appropriately become quite rare and difficult to find with the resulting high prices to obtain an original copy. Inspired by the greats such as Kraftwerk, YMO and Klaus Schulze, the three members crafted an exquisite collection of pop songs played on a very impressive collection of analog synthesizers, self-builds and drum machines that were considered cutting edge at the time. The band would have recorded a second album but split up before that was possible. Members of the band continued to be involved in the music industry at least peripherally but didnt participate in further collaborations or bands. Also interestingly, Monopol was basically a studio-only project and actually never played live (despite some TV appearances). The album has been remastered by Martin Bowes at the Cage, UK." - Lion Productions.

Artist: NEAR PARIS
Title: Near Paris
Format: LP
Label: Medical
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Medical Records in collaboration with Crispy Nuggets blog (http://crispynuggets.blogspot.com) is proud to present a compilation/reissue of the rare four song EP by Near Paris released in 1985 plus seven unreleased/unheard songs recorded during the same time. Near Paris hailed from Columbus, Ohio and was composed of Gerald F. Nelson and Dana Riashi. Gerald and Dana (in addition to Robert Crise) had previously made up the band Post Industrial Noise before they disbanded in 1983. By 1985, Near Paris was quite popular in the Columbus music scene and had opened for such bands as Section 25. They made a name for themselves as Columbus only synth-driven pop duo and even won several local awards. They often played in art galleries as well as worked on original scores for local dance troupes and other art-related endeavors. They band released one long out of print 12" EP which is included on this LP. The EP contains excellent new wave tracks such as Visions and Ceiling. The seven unreleased tracks (hand-picked by Gerald and Dana) follow the same style of deep/moody club-based synthpop and were culled from cassettes which were restored and remastered specially for this vinyl release with outstanding end results. Other standout tracks from the unreleased numbers include Walk Like a Man and Everything Will Change. Sadly, just prior to completion of this project, Gerald passed away in October of 2012. This LP will appeal to fans of early/mid 80s synth/new wave. Presented on 180 gram oxblood, opaque, high-quality vinyl in a limited edition of 650 copies. Bonus insert included as well with bio/pics of Near Paris and memorial to late member Gerald F. Nelson." - Medical.

Artist: NELSON, PAUL
Title: Vortex
Format: LP
Label: Medical
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Vortex is the one and only release by Portlands PAUL NELSON, released in 1981 on his own Optiman Systems Inc imprint.  Paul grew up around Portland and had a strong background in music and music theory. He built a PAIA synthesizer when he in junior high and developed a keen intuition into analog synthesis. Eventually he purchased a MiniMoog and was very influenced by Alan Parsons, ELP, and ENO. Armed with more gear as time went on (Sequential Circuits 600 sequencer, Oberheim DS-2, etc), Paul was offered an opportunity to record his own album which led to the Recording Associates sessions during which Vortex was born. The LP was also half-speed mastered at JVC Studios in CA. 1000 copies were originally pressed and self-distributed by Paul. The opening track "Automated Man" which also happens to be the only track with vocals, is a slab of genuine electro greatness with its sharp synth hooks and vocoded vocals. The LP takes many twists and turns with many tracks of sequenced pulsations, electronic drums, and rhythms reminiscent of the Sci-fi soundtracks mixed with a healthy dose of almost proggy space/cosmic disco crossed with later-age Tangerine Dream. All tracks have been restored and remastered by Paul Nelson for this release. For many years this LP could be found in the PNW in record bins but over the last decade, it has been become quite rare which has led to it fetching rather high prices on the collectors market. This reissue is presented on high-quality 180-gram splatter paint on opaque white vinyl. Features exact reproduction of the front and infamous back covers. Contains bonus insert with in-depth interview with Paul Nelson by ELSE TEICHER.  Limited edition." -Medical.

Artist: NULL AND VOID
Title: Happiness and Contempt/ Montage Morte
Format: LP
Label: Medical
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Null And Void recorded 3 albums (1980s Happiness and Contempt, 1982s Montage Morte and a 3rd in 2012). Both of the 1980s LPs have relatively short playtimes, so we have decided to reissue both in their entirety on each side of this reissue. Hailing from a very diverse musical scene, Null And Void forged their own sound fusing elements of new wave, post-punk, cabaret and less characterized roots. Both of the LPs have gone long out of print and have become collectible with the resurgence and interest in post-punk and new wave. Different from the often colder synth and wave scene, Null And Void headed into a more punk sound with heavier overtones and quirky hooks. The opening track All the Old Humans displays poignant synth lines before the track takes off into a total rock anthem. Un Sedatif Ce Soir is a standout track on the 1st album with twists and turns chock full of smoldering synth lines, jerking rhythms, and other surprises. The 2nd album (or other A side if you will) Montage Morte displays the evolution of the band just 2 years later after the debut. A slightly different mood overall, it has a more DIY home recorded feel. The opener Motorcycle Song is very catchy and tends to keep the listener humming it their mind for days to come. Japanese Forest is a gorgeous simple number with atmospheric soundscapes coated in melancholy vocals and texture. This LP will appeal to fans of early post-punk / wave hybrids and other unclassifiable early 80s acts that defined this wonderful scene. Remastered by Martin Bowes at the Cage, London, UK. Contains bonus insert with multiple writings and reflections by band members, friends, and the like. Presented on high quality 180gram blue vinyl." - Medical.

Artist: OGI
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Medical
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Originally released in 1980 on EMI France, the OGI LP (OH-JEE-EYE) is the work of Hungarian-born PETER OGI (pronounced as "ohgee"). Peter Ogi obtained formal education in music composition at the Budapest Music Academy and quickly thereafter formed the very early Hungarian punk outfit, the SPIONS. Though never documented on tape, the Spions were considered very important in the Hungarian music scene. In the late 1970s, Peter began traveling back and forth between Paris and London where he worked together with legendary producer of the Sex Pistols, MALCOLM MCLAREN. Their collaboration was integral to the creation of the OGI LP. It was recorded in Autumn 1980 at Pathe Marconi Studios, Boulogne. The album was composed by Peter Ogi with lyrics written by Malcolm McLaren on over half of the tracks. Unfortunately, the record was criminally overlooked most likely due to its French-only release. It is now being reintroduced for the first time in over 30 years. The LP is a phenomenal creation of synthesized pop. The albums opener "King Kongs Fear" creates the mood with minimal synth leanings and unusual hooks that set the stage for an adventurous slide down the synthesized rabbit-hole. The 2nd cut "Resist Dance" was also a 7" single and is a standout track of infectious catchiness. Officially licensed from EMI and features re-envisioned front and back cover art. This reissue is over one year in the making and is lovingly presented on high-quality 180-gram magenta vinyl in a hand-numbered limited edition of 650 copies." - Medical.

Artist: PEINE PERDUE
Title: Disparitions
Format: LP
Label: Medical
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Medical Records returns to France (by way of Berlin) to present the first full length vinyl LP by contemporary artist Peine Perdue. Peine Perdue was born in 2010 from the meeting of Berlin-based artist and musician Stephane Argillet and Coco Gallo. Peine Perdue finds its inspiration in a certain geometry, poetry, and clearness in music and art such displayed by the cold abstractions of XVIIIth century harpsichordists (Couperin, Pancrace Royer, etc.) to the graceful minimalism of Erik Satie, the sugar uncluttered pop of the 60s yéyé and finally to the arithmetic synthpop of the early 80s. Among the artists and personalities that emulate their creativity are, among others, Delphine Seyrig, ESG, Elli & Jacno, Anna Akhmatova, William Onyeabor, Luisa Casati, André Cadere, Rainer Fassbinder, or Robert Bresson. Construction, vertigo, and symmetry with sensitivity but without sentimentality. Integrating the above references into a delicate mix with very personal and cinematic sensibility led by the obsessive sensuality of Cocos voice." - Medical.

Artist: PLAY
Title: Red Movies
Format: LP
Label: Medical
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Medical Records presents the singles collection by UKs PLAY as the second in a series of crucial reissues from the Survival Records imprint. Play was made up of WAYNE KENNEDY and DAVID ROME, and all of their output was released on Survival. David Rome previously had worked with the recently passed MARTIN LLOYD in the group ANALYSIS (later evolved into OPPENHEIMER ANALYSIS ) as well as was the founding member of DRINKING ELECTRICITY (also reissued on Medical Records) along with ANNE­MARIE HEIGHWAY. Play released three singles between 1982­1984, all of which are now out of print and collectable. Red Movies collections them all, including three remixes. Play can be best described as perfect moody synth pop sprinkled with jagged/angular guitar work by David Rome (so well illustrated on the Drinking Electricity output). Pressed on high quality 180 ­gram "half and half" colored vinyl (blue and red) in a limited edition." - Medical

Artist: PRESSURES/ ROLADEX
Title: The Voices/ Glass Statuette
Format: 7"
Label: Medical
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Split 7" showcasing 1 new track each by ((PRESSURES)) and Roladex. ((PRESSURES)) hails from New Orleans, LA. They craft their unique futuristic icy tracks on a museums worth of analog synths and drum machines. This release follows their first LP on Disko Obscura entitled Casting Shadows. Their contribution The Voices is a propulsive and dripping with synth textures track featuring vocoded vocals. Roladex (a veteran of Medical Records already with their Anthems For the Micro-Age LP) hails from Seattle by way of Texas. Blending girl/boy vocals with catchy pop hooks drenched in a seductive melancholy, Roladex also uses a plethora of vintage gear. Glass Statuette is their new track for this 7" and features their signature sound with a bit of an evolution into Moroder-esque cascading arpeggios. Fans of both artists will surely want this in their collection. Features original artwork for the double A side on foldover insert style by both artwork that nicely complements the music contained therein. Pressed on high quality transparent yellow vinyl." - Medical.

Artist: ROBOTNICK, ALEXANDER
Title: Ce Nest Quun Début
Format: LP
Label: Medical
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"ALEXANDER ROBOTNICK (aka MAURIZIO DAMI) is an Italian electronic musician. He made his debut on the Italian music scene as the founding member of AVIDA, a dance-cabaret band featuring Daniele Trambusti and Stefano Fuochi. In 1983 he attained international popularity with his track "Problemes DAmour," published first by the Italian label Materiali Sonori and then by Sire-Wea. "Problemes DAmour" went on to become a "cult track" of the disco scene. It became quite an import hit in Americas underground club scene, and sparked the mini-LP Ce Nest Quun Debut that same year (originally released on Materiali Sonori in 1984). Ce Nest Quun Debut consists of six captivating tracks including the hit "Problemes DAmour," as well as the track "Dance Boy Dance," which has appeared on other cult disco compilations. Ce Nest Quun Debut will appeal to lovers of Italo disco, early new wave, and minimal pop." - Medical. Limited edition of 500 copies (individually numbered).
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Artist: ROLADEX
Title: Anthems For The Microage
Format: LP
Label: Medical
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
Medical Records presents its second contemporary artist release with ROLADEX. Imagine Kraftwerk playing Steven Merritt songs.  Roladex was formed in Texas by TYLER JACOBSEN and ELYSSA DIANNE. Producer/Member, Tyler Jacobsen holds an MFA in Electronic Art and this becomes apparent as they find lyrical and musical inspiration through the films of David Cronenberg and John Carpenter, the works of authors such as J.G Ballard as well as video artists such as Vito Acconci and Nam June Paik. Using an arsenal of analog instruments, Roladex nostalgically borrows ideas from music of the past to carefully craft a unique brand of futuristic-mechanized pop, with an emphasis on songwriting and layered production. Weaving sparse, sequenced arpeggios into fuzzy bass and bubbly melodies to create a bed of sound where they layout a somehow bright melancholia. Part minimal synth-wave, part dream pop, Roladex fits nicely with other non-traditional pop acts such as Ariel Pink as well as Synth contemporaries like Police Des Moeurs and Black Marble. With previous singles on Night-People Records, AMDISCs, and Beko, Medical is proud to present their debut LP.  At times their music cold and moody, at others it is bright and dimly warm. Themes such as nuclear war, cosmology, false memories and technology as the "opiate of the masses" become apparent as the listener plays through the LP. Presented on high-quality 180gram heavyweight electric blue transparent vinyl and features a bonus LP insert with lyrics. Limited Edition.” - Medical.

Artist: SEVERED HEADS
Title: City Slab of Horror
Format: LP
Label: Medical
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Medical Records presents two of the most striking and iconic reissues in its catalog. Second up of the two Severed Heads reissues is 1985s City Slab Horror. Severed Heads are one of the most diverse and expert sound palette engineers and are also repeatedly overlooked and far underrated. Hailing from Sydney, Australia, they formed in 1979. The band was composed of many different members though its existence but Tom Ellard has always been the constant since 1979 when he joined the band. The groups early recordings were characterized by manipulated tape loop experiments, cleverly modulated noise elements and repetition. This period is very well suited to the early industrial period. Over time, the sounds morphed into more melodic leanings with pop elements and more prominent synth leads and backbone. City Slab Horror was released in 1985 on UK-based Ink records. The LP, though coming two years after Since the Accident, continues to carry the torch illustrating the evolving transition between experimental structure and loops into the catchy pop hooks that would later define such releases as Rotund for Success. This LP seems to move slightly into darker territory in general with its synth textures and slower tempo tracks but overall has a nice continuation feel from Since the Accident yet with obvious technological evolutions. The opening track Spasm drags the listener down the Sev Head mental rabbit hole instantly with its heady samples and eloquent drum machine rhythm. Spitoon Thud is a rambunctious affair with its cacophony of samples and percussion. 4.W.D. is a great sneak peek into the sound of the Sev Heads LPs to come with its treated vocals and pop hooks (perfected on later records such as The Big Bigot). Next to last is the amazing Goodbye Tonsils track which is unstoppably catchy and features more of the creative use of samples which made this group so interesting. Though signed to 80s industrial label icon Nettwerk in North America and often classified in the same vein, these records are not easily definable and actually have a life of their own. Though commonly misclassified with a lot of the late 80s industrial/goth scene (as well as touring with Skinny Puppy at one point), Severed Heads would be more accurately in good company with acts such as Cabaret Voltaire, early Coil, Chris & Cosey (and CTI), and the like. Long out of print and a rarity on the collectors market, it is presented with original repro jacket. Remastered by Tom Ellard from the original source masters. Presented on high-quality 180 gram heavyweight bone white vinyl." - Medical.
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Artist: SEVERED HEADS
Title: Since the Accident
Format: LP
Label: Medical
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Medical Records presents two of the most striking and iconic reissues in its catalog. The first of the two Severed Heads reissues is 1983s Since the Accident. Severed Heads are one of the most diverse and expert sound palette engineers and are also repeatedly overlooked and far underrated. Hailing from Sydney, Australia, they formed in 1979. The band was composed of many different members though its existence but Tom Ellard has always been the constant since 1979 when he joined the band. The groups early recordings were characterized by manipulated tape loop experiments, cleverly modulated noise elements and repetition. This period is very well suited to the early industrial period. Over time, the sounds morphed into more melodic leanings with pop elements and more prominent synth leads and backbone. Since the Accident was released in 1983 on the UK-based Ink records. The LP exemplifies the transition point between experimental structure and loops into the catchy pop hooks that would later define such releases as Rotund for Success. Difficult to classify, it is a masterpiece of electronic music. The opening track Relic of the Empire is a slow sequenced magnificent piece with time-stretched samples overlaid with multiple tracks to create a symphony quite unlike anything heard before. The hit Dead Eyes Opened (charted in 1985 as a single) is a dance floor friendly track with crafted synth hooks fused with bursts of noise intertwining with interesting vocal samples. Gashing the Old Mae West is a perfect example of how the record can take a dark turn into the style of the earlier Sev Heads with jagged industrial crunched out tape loops and folding in and out samples. Though signed to 80s industrial label icon Nettwerk in North America and often classified in the same vein, these records are not easily definable and actually have a life of their own. Though commonly misclassified with a lot of the late 80s industrial/goth scene (as well as touring with Skinny Puppy at one point), Severed Heads would be more accurately in good company with acts such as Cabaret Voltaire, early Coil, Chris & Cosey (and CTI), and the like. Long out of print and a rarity on the collectors market, it is presented with original repro jacket. Remastered by Tom Ellard from the original source masters. Presented on high-quality 180 gram heavyweight black and white vinyl." - Medical.
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Artist: V/A
Title: Electroconvulsive Therapy 1: A Collection of Rare Singles, etc.
Format: LP
Label: Medical
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Medical Records is proud to release its first compilation LP.  In association with Crispy Nuggets blog, we have carefully curated a collection of extremely rare and sought after singles and rare tracks. This compilation includes 5 complete A + B sides as well as 2 other tracks that only appeared on obscure compilations in the early 80s.  Includes songs from the UKs THE ELECTRONIC CIRCUS, Bostons PSYCHIC YOUTH, the UKs AAHH...!, SHAZAM and N.A. POP 2000, Yugoslavias BERLINER STRASSE, and a solo outing by CLAUDE ARTO from MATHEMATIQUES MODERNES. This collection will certainly appeal to fans of the rare minimal synth culture, early stripped down synth pop, or anybody else who has wanted even one of these tracks on wax again as they are all quite rare. This reissue is presented on high-quality 180-gram splatter paint on transparent green vinyl. Front cover photography by ALAN MASTERS. Limited edition." -Medical.
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Artist: CHALK, ANDREW
Title: Bright Rivers Run/Shimmer in the Sun
Format: 7"
Label: Meditations
Country: Japan
Price: $16.00
Andrew Chalk of FERIAL CONFINE, MIRROR, ORGANUM etc. Limited to 150 copies. Artwork by Andrew Chalk. Mastered by Denis Blackham.

Artist: CROOK, BRIAN
Title: Bathysphere
Format: LP
Label: Meds
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
"Here we finally have a first time vinyl issue of Bathysphere, the debut solo album by Brian Crook (of such estimable bands as the Renderers, Terminals, Max Block, Scorched Earth Policy, etc). It was originally released on CD in 2000 on the Medication label (no relation). Bathysphere stalks the same haunted terrain as the Renderers but with an even more isolated and experimental feel. Crook expertly uses his accent and voice to tease out the nuance of the weird phrasing, odd timing and lyrics of his tunes. Tom Lax of Siltbreeze called this album Brians Like Flies on Sherbert in reference to the legendarily damaged solo album Alex Chilton recorded after Big Star. Includes guest spots by Robbie Yeats of the Dead C and Peter Stapleton of Dadamah, Pin Group, Terminals, etc. A hand numbered limited edition of 400 copies in beautiful silk screened covers with Meds version of an On the Beach style inner jacket. Not to be missed." -Meds.

Artist: EAT SKULL
Title: Eat Skull
Format: 7"
Label: Meds
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"No weird America. Three tracks of damaged pop. The raw, menacing Things I Did When I Dyed My Hair, the early-Clean summer vibe of Seeing Things and the Happy Squid tribute - Stuff Reverse. Edition of 300 copies. Recorded on 4-track cassette over old Chinese opera tapes in May of 2007." - Meds.
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Artist: HELEN
Title: Felt This Way / Dying All the Time
Format: 7"
Label: Meds
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
“I have been playing pop music with some friends and we made a 7″. We’re playing under the name Helen.” — Liz Harris of Grouper Also features Scott Simmons (Eat Skull, Pacific City Nightlife Visions, etc.) and Jed Bindeman (Eternal Tapestry, etc.) and recorded with Chris Gunn (The Hunches)
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Artist: HOLE CLASS
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Meds
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Mostly recorded on a farm in Ohio in 2006 by Beth Murphy (Times New Viking) & Rob Enbom (Eat Skull). Great pop songs from this duo with a "gothic country" vibe that vaguely calls to mind an interpretation of Nancy & Lee by Neil & Jennifer. There is a stripped down feel and intimacy to everything here. From roadtrip singalongs to true heartbreakers, a perfect album." -Meds.

Artist: HOSPITALS
Title: Hairdryer Peace
Format: CD
Label: Meds
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Finally available on cd. Ranked 3rd best album of 2008 in The Wire magazine. Intensely psychedelic and mixed for maximum hallucinations, this marks a pretty heavy departure from the Hospitals of old. Heavy tranced out riffs, weird pop, cracked folk, disorienting noise, paranoid vibes...Main Hospital Adam Stonehouse with Rob Enbom & Rod Meyer from Eat Skull and Chris Gunn from The Hunches. The most forward thinking album of 2008 but also an album of songs with actual emotional intensity. Not a party record and definitely not background music. Best listened to loud, alone and with herbal assistance." -Meds.

Artist: LAVENDER FLU, THE
Title: Heavy Air
Format: Double LP
Label: Meds
Country: USA
Price: $28.00
2017 repress. "Heavy Air is a 30 song puzzle / map masterminded by Chris Gunn (The Hunches, Hospitals). Recorded on analog tape machines over a period of years and outside of the genre concentration camps. A home recording project approached completely open to experimentation but in love with songs. Like Terrence Malicks Tree Of Life remade by the ghost of Phillip K. Dick; projecting sounds as images inside your head. Its extremely psychedelic and dense with layers and layers yielding new secrets with each listen. Songs / melodies / lyrics appear and reappear as half remembered dreams or reconstructed memories. Its a circuitous path through pop songs (My Time, Those That Bend - with a Waterloo Sunset vibe), blasted rockers (Fingers Like Wounds), beautiful instrumentals (Feel The Ground, Telepathic Axe), fractured folk (Between The Trees), weirder experimental songs (Vacuum Creature, La-Bas), straight up fried epics (Transcendental Hangover) plus a few covers in the mix including a maximal / minimal take on The Godz mantra-like ode to sun worship and a Townes Van Zandt tune that is derailed by a massive panic attack. Traces of Big Star, Royal Trux, Brian Eno, Meat Puppets II, American Beauty are in the DNA but The Lavender Flu is its own beast. While it is obviously insane to release a double album debut in the current no-attention-span era, it is the only way. Put in the time, you will be rewarded. This is one of those rare double albums that isnt overripe or padded with mediocrity. All killer, no filler! Super dynamic pressing! Completely insane on headphones!" - Meds.

Artist: SUN SUPREME
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Meds
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Recorded in a cloud of smoke in Seattle at the Chummery one night in February of 2004. The players? Your ears should be able to place a few of them. If not, try your third ear mood ring medallion. An after dinner jam with guitar, bass, drum, piano, gamelan, marimba, banjo, cumbus, oscillator and other odd things. Silkscreened covers in a one time edition of 500."-Meds. ""Recorded in a cloud of smoke in Seattle at the Chummery one night in February of 2004. The players? Your ears should be able to place a few of them. If not, try your third ear mood ring medallion. An after-dinner jam with guitar, bass, drum, piano, gamelan, marimba, banjo, cumbus, oscillator and other odd things I dont know the name of. Silkscreened covers in a one-time edition of 500." If you were going to get a tattoo, would you carve the following initials onto your ass? AB, CG, SS, LT, RW & E? I didnt think so. This LP walks down the same side of the street that Majora used to..." - FE. "Mystery" collab between SCG and CGT. Last copies.

Artist: WHINES, THE
Title: Hell To Play
Format: LP
Label: Meds
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"The Whines transcend the lo-fi tag with real, honest songs that are not hipster genre exercises or an act of desperate trend hopping. Hell To Play is a major leap forward in fidelity and songwriting from their 7". Anchored by Kariannes hypnotic voice and basslines and colored by Jesses raw guitar and Bobbys primitive drumming. Tracks were recorded alternately by Rob & Rod from Eat Skull with 1 track recorded by Kyle from Meth Teeth / Meercaz & 2 tracks recorded by the band. This LP brings to mind things like Neil Young, Thirteenth Floor Elevators, Dead Moon and Cheater Slicks filtered through contemporary ears/minds. Sequenced like a classic album with moody rock songs, melted psych garage tunes & strange, haunting heartbreakers. Play this over and over. You will be rewarded." - Meds.

Artist: GUNN, STEVE
Title: Human Condition
Format: Lathe Cut 7"
Label: Medusa
Country: Canada
Price: $25.00
Small repress of 20 copies, in silkscreened quad fold-out box.
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Artist: MV & EE
Title: Lazy Light/Lead Me To Vibration
Format: Lathe Cut 7"
Label: Medusa
Country: Canada
Price: $18.00
"also featuring Doc Dunn and Mike Smith.. Edition of 150, housed in a quad fold-out box (7.25x 7.25x0.25), 3 color silkscreen. Each record is packaged in a mylar sleeve. Designed by MV & Horwood and packaged by Jacob Horwood." - Medusa.




Artist: U.S. GIRLS
Title: Early Works
Format: Cass
Label: Medusa
Country: Canada
Price: $9.00
"21 minutes collecting 8 out of print tracks from her 1st 2 7"s and cassingle. Pro-dub, silkscreen, velcrow enclosure." -Medusa.

Artist: WOODS
Title: Smokers Choice Vol. 1
Format: Cass
Label: Medusa
Country: Canada
Price: $9.00
"Bootleg cassette with Jeremy Earl and Woods blessing in an edition of 100 in anticipation of their upcoming tour and new LP (which drops today!!!). 24 minutes of psyched-out jams that will blow your mind, seriously! Produb, silkscreen. Edition of 100." -Medusa.
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Artist: OLIVEROS, PAULINE
Title: Two From Seven Passages, Excerpt 1, 2 (1963)
Format: 7" Art Edition
Label: Medusa Editions
Country: Canada
Price: $18.00
Edition of 150. "In honor of her 80th birthday, medusa presents a silver, screen print quad fold-out box (7.25x 7.25x0.25in.) art edition for one of the most inspiring human beings on the planet. Seven Passages was recorded at the San Francisco Tape Music Center in 1963 for a dance choreographed and performed by Elizabeth Harris with Pauline Oliveros performing the music. Using inside piano strings and bowed flexible brass rods from a telephone exchange. These rods were flat, and were easily clamped to the inside of the piano and resonated nicely. I still have the rods." - Medusa Editions.

Artist: MUKAI,CHIE / TETRAGRAMMATON / NAOAKI MIYAMOTO
Title: Ftarri Collection 5
Format: CD
Label: Meenna
Country: Japan
Price: $15.00
Naoaki Miyamoto (20:45)
Noaki Miyamoto: guitar

Chie Mukai / Tetragrammaton (37:46)
Chie Mukai: er-hu, voice, percussion, dance
Tetragrammaton
TOMO: hurdy gurdy, soprano saxophone
Cal Lyall: guitar, analog synthesizer, gongs, bells
Nobunaga Ken: drums, gongs, percussion

Recorded live by Masahide Ando at Ftarri doubtmusic Festival, SuperDeluxe, Tokyo, September 20, 2010.

Artist: BERRESHEIM, TIM & JONATHAN MEESE
Title: Die Christmaskameraden: Christmas Time/You are Father Christmas. Accept it
Format: 7"
Label: Meeuw Muzak
Country: Belgium
Price: $6.50
"The label with the strongest tradition in releasing Christmas 7"s is no doubt Meeuw Muzak. Not because he likes Christmas very much, but he likes to sit at home and play his releases during that day. Die Christmaskameraden are Jonathan Meese and Tim Berresheim, both well-known visual artists from Germany. Meese has a wide fascination for anything from Wagner to Stalin, and Ezra Pound to Rasputin. On this 7" they play synth, glockenspiel and sing about father christmas and even have a sort of disco rhythm on the second side, which could be seen as the extended dance remix. We are father Christmas, you are father Christmas they sing. After the RLW and Tietchens, this is certainly much more weirder and way-out then those and is a most curious record indeed. Play this for your family on boxing day and disapproval will be your share." - Vital Weekly.
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Artist: BOOMBASTIK, MARK
Title: Plastic Lieb/ Hoffnung
Format: 7"
Label: Meeuw Muzak
Country: Netherlands
Price: $7.00
"Its been a while since we last heard a new 7" by Meeuw Muzak, but then here a brand new 7" by Mark Boombastik, who already released I Hate Art Galleries on the same label, as well as material for other labels, such Solotempo, Lou Records, Gagarin Records, Tomlab etc. His background is in the field of hip hop, so hes probably better known in other, non Vital areas. He has worked with Patric Catani (Candie Hank), Funkstoerung, Felix Kubin and such alike. The music is not really hip hop like (as far as I can judge, not being fully known with the genre), but Boombastik uses a stomping rhythm, deep bass sound, something that sounds like a theremin and German vocals, which sing about our love for plastic. Quite biting the a-side, maybe even a political edge to it. The b-side is a looped voice duet between where is my hope and where is my fear, along with fucked up rhythm backing. Quite chilling this one. Great labels here too: based on the energy chocolate which keeps drivers awake." - Vital Weekly.

Artist: GOLDT, MAX, FELIX KUBIN & MARK BOOMBASTIK
Title: Fog Frog
Format: 7"
Label: Meeuw Muzak
Country: Belgium
Price: $8.00
“The future is female”, announces the well-known homosexual ironist Max Goldt here (on Ladies Ladies) speaking in 1983, long before getting married to a woman and thereby exhibiting a confounding yet admirable internal consistency. This finely-tuned sense of amibiguity will be familiar to those who have followed Goldts work as a musician and then an author since the late 70s. He is of course also a noted columnist in the German-speaking world. Here on this record his lyrics and vocals are filleted from the historical timeline for a reconstitution involving the various talents of Mr Kubin and Mr. Boombastik.
Mark Boombastik: musician, singer, DJ and human beatboxer par excellence – giving the frogs something to hop to here on Fog Frog. Felix Kubin: Ubiquitous celebrity in an alternative universe, but in ours a nebulous presence in the musical underground since the heyday of the Neue Deutsche Welle. A self-professed dadaist, one shouldnt try and linger too long on a definition for Felix. He is, however, the wicked svengali whose tendrils traverse time and space to tickle this record into existence, because Side Bs Ladies Ladies, as previously mentioned, is actually a post-feminist pre-ejaculation from way back when, here recently gently re-agitated in the Kubin studio. The 2003 “too-Neubauten” mix (involving electric heater percussion) of Fog Frog has been updated to a more judiciously organized final version, whilst still retaining the original tipsy-sounding recording of the famously discerning Mr Goldt in his hotel room. Aged like a fine wine, perhaps. Indeed the thin pining sounds come from a Fellini-inspired choir of wine-filled glasses. So, the old ladies meet the new frog princes and off they go. Here is the transformation." - Pete Um.

Artist: HEMATIC SUNSETS & OKKO BEKKER
Title: Weihnachten Im Aroma Club
Format: 7"
Label: Meeuw Muzak
Country: Netherlands
Price: $6.50
Asmus Teichens side project. Limited to 300.
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Artist: IMLER, CHRIS
Title: Vorwarts/Tanzen
Format: 7"
Label: Meeuw Muzak
Country: Belgium
Price: $6.50
"Two ear-jingling, primeval drumtasms: a jerry-rigged version of the Chris Montez classic backed with an original "sci-fi romanticist socialist anthem." Kinetic energy, a chugging beat, and waves of delayed gratification. Classic trembling Teutonic disco-punk, in other words. Dodgy drummer Chris Imler, infamously involved in Spankings and Golden Showers (these are groups) has also previously been associated with work with Puppet Mastaz, Peaches, Namosh, Electronicat as well as being one half of the Driver&Driver duo with Patric Catani, with whom he has toured the world and recently released a double album entitled We Are The World, funnily enough. This year he has also played drums for Soffy O, Die Türen and for Stereo Total in a theatre play. This is not to mention a detour into fine arts with a sound installation with Patric Catani for the Robert Wilson Institute in New York, as well as numerous remixes. Edition of 450." - Pete Um.

Artist: JACK THE RAPPER
Title: Dutroux Rap
Format: 7"
Label: Meeuw Muzak
Country: Netherlands
Price: $6.00
"Marc Dutroux is one of the most notorious criminals in Belgian history. He was convicted of having kidnapped, tortured and sexually abused six girls, ranging in age from 8 to 19, four of whom died as a result. He was also convicted of having killed a suspected former accomplice. He was arrested in 1996. His widely publicized trial took place in 2004. A number of shortcomings in the Dutroux investigation caused widespread discontent in Belgium with the countrys criminal justice system. Dutroux is considered one of Europes worst serial killers. Dutroux Rap is Jack The Rappers acerbic view on the Belgian state and its foul state." - Meeuw Muzak

Artist: JAILHOUSE
Title: Christmas Day
Format: 7"
Label: Meeuw Muzak
Country: Netherlands
Price: $6.00

Artist: KUBIN, FELIX
Title: Antarktis Slow Rock
Format: 7"
Label: Meeuw Muzak
Country: Netherlands
Price: $6.50
"This was the first release, in 1997 by a man named Felix Kubin, before stepping into the world of fame. So riding on this fame its been re-issued with a new mix of the original b-side. The a-side is indeed a slow, rock-rhythm box pieces, with nicely humming organ lines, a sweet little melody. A quasi eastern-Europe feel comes to live in the form of wind blowing over the tundra. And tundras shaking ahead on the flipside, via a casio rhythm and a more up-tempo song. Here to similar eastern Europe feelings float by, in what is a very joyful and up-tempo song. Great to have it back in print." - Vital Weekly.
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Artist: MERRY, HARRY
Title: Harry Merry and barrel organ De Pansfluiter: Australian Sun
Format: 7"
Label: Meeuw Muzak
Country: Belgium
Price: $8.00
"Various friends of mine go wild over Harry Merry. They think hes witty, a genius, an outsider, a true composer in a new tradition or anything something alike. I dont belong to those people. I think Harry Merry, a singer and keyboard player, is a clever man, who carved with weirdness a niche for himself, performing at alternative art locations and every now and then releasing a new record. Here he has one on Meeuw Muzak - now theres a favorite label of mine! - produced by Dear Listener Martin Luiten, who by now has the role of in-house producer for Meeuw - and which label does have such a producer these days? Here he has a song where he sings along a barrel organ, with a song someone carved into the organ book. There are microphones everywhere, so we also the pages going through the organ, which add a very weird quality to the song. In fact its so weird that this easily might be the very first record I hear from Harry Merry that I truly like. Perhaps because I cant stand barrel organs out on the street? Will I listen to these differently next time I pass one? Negative plus negative makes positive? Curious little record with an instrumental version on the flip - now theres a daring move. Crazy indeed." - Frans de Waard, Vital Weekly.

Artist: MOSLANG, NORBERT & RALF WEHOWSKY
Title: Einschlagskrater
Format: 7"
Label: Meeuw Muzak
Country: Belgium
Price: $8.00
Norbert Moslang = 1/2 of Voice Crack. Ralf Wehohsky = RLW/P16 D4

Artist: PASKA
Title: Christmas Album
Format: 7"
Label: Meeuw Muzak
Country: Netherlands
Price: $6.00
"yes, its that time of the year again. paska is a vocal artist from helsinki, finland here mr paska does dainty evergreens such as silent night, white christmas, rudolf the red nosed reindeer and so on, all in his unique style of screaming and shouting. recorded especially for you. white vinyl, 300 copies. theres nudity on the cover" - Meeuw Muzak.
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Artist: PITCHSHIFTERS
Title: Goshen
Format: 7"
Label: Meeuw Muzak
Country: Belgium
Price: $8.00
"The second 45 by HIDETO ASO. Happy neon mystique and tinny breaks. Out of the norm, something antique but extremely new music. Edition of 200." -Meeuw Muzak

Artist: PITCHSHIFTERS
Title: s/t
Format: 7"
Label: Meeuw Muzak
Country: Netherlands
Price: $8.00
"The Pitchshifters is Hideto Aso from Tokyo. The two pieces on this seven inch were taken from the "Improvise*Dessert" CDR that he released in 2003. Drum machine, cheap synths, buzzing sounds." - Meeuw Muzak.

Artist: PRIMITIVE CALCULATORS
Title: Glitter Kids b/w Signals, Lullaby
Format: 7"
Label: Meeuw Muzak
Country: Netherlands
Price: $7.50
"synth punk/no wave from australia, recorded live at the champion hotel, fitzroy, in 1979, clear vinyl, 400 copies, w/ insert (just a piece of paper w/ credits)" - Meeuw Muzak. Last copies!
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Artist: RECCHION, TOM
Title: Where Were You On Christmas?/Christmas Filled With Tears
Format: 7"
Label: Meeuw Muzak
Country: Netherlands
Price: $7.25
"Tom Recchion founded the Los Angeles Free Music Society in the late seventies (and if you can find it, try and get the 10 CD box that was released on RRRecords a while ago, which is an excellent documentation), and later on worked with David Toop, Keiji Haino, John Duncan and Smegma. For his solo work he loves exotica, which was ten years ago a term for lounge music of an exotic nature. Mood music played on an organ. These titles, Recchion uses a laptop with Ableton live.. Some strict editing certainly worked well on Tom Recchion contribution to what I call the darkest days of the year, or at least the most boring days. Like Mister Meeuw I dont like Christmas very much, but its a fine day to play all your alternative tunes and avoid Last Christmas and Mister Meeuw adds every year a new tune. Tom Recchion puts on his mood tune hat, and digs for some gospel preacher preaching where you were on christmas. The b-side has an even more sorrowful tune from a guy who lost his father and now he is all alone. Both pieces are precise and to the point. Let the season begin!" - Vital Weekly.
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Artist: RLW
Title: Merry Merry b/w Ihr Kinderlein...
Format: 7"
Label: Meeuw Muzak
Country: Netherlands
Price: $6.00
"this years xmas hit is by ralf wehowsky. he recorded his daughter sonja "singing" silent nite, with an electronic version on the flip. lovely. MM027, white vinyl, 300 copies" - Meeuw Muzak.
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Artist: SASKER SCHEERDER
Title: Boomcar
Format: 7"
Label: Meeuw Muzak
Country: Netherlands
Price: $6.00
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Artist: SCREAMERS
Title: Magazine Love b/w Cholo Jump
Format: 7"
Label: Meeuw Muzak
Country: Netherlands
Price: $6.00
"The Screamers were part of the 1st wave of west coast punk. They were together from 1977 - 81 and had roots that can be traced back nearly a decade. Founding members Tomata du Plenty and Tommy Gear had performed together in Ze Whiz Kidz, a lip-sync troupe which godfathered major rebirths of local scenes of performance art, modern dance, punk and the gay underground in Seattle in the early 70ies. In 1975 they formed The Tupperwares, an all drag trio which included Rio de Janeiro, Tomata and Melba Toast (Tommy). They performed a few shows in 1976 with the help of various underground Seattle musicians such as Bill Rieflien (of Rev-co fame) and members of his band The Telepaths. One of the first west coast DIY shows was put on by The Tupperwares, The Telepaths and Meyce on May 1st, 1976, at the Odd Fellows Temple - admission was $1.00. The spring of 1977 would see a move to LA by Tommy and Tomata where they meet and recruit KK Barrett and David Braun, and form The Screamers. Vocals, ARP Odessey synth, Fender Rhodes electric piano with fuzz box and drums was what they used to create their lo fi psycho kraftwerk performance punk attack. They became one of LAs all time biggest club bands and they were also its most mysterious. They are renowned as the original punk undergrounds most popular band, who vanished into thin air without ever releasing a single record, who never officially toured, and who were so far ahead of their time in doing away with electric guitars in aggressive rock music that they were called techno punk back in 1978. Style and theater were also so much part of The Screamers that nobody ever called them out for being a punk band with a full time stylist. The legendary west coast synth punk band live at the whisky, LA, 14.9.78, red vinyl, 400 copies." - Meeuw Muzak.
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Artist: TIETCHENS, ASMUS/STEFANI RESSIN
Title: 3 Wishes
Format: 7"
Label: Meeuw Muzak
Country: Netherlands
Price: $9.00
"A: a cover of the klaus nomi tune by stefanie ressin (from hamburg).this is decent synth pop. B: salto rückwärts - version of stefanies cover by asmus tietchens" - Meeuw Muzak.

Artist: TITAN KATZEN
Title: Achtung Debakel!
Format: 7"
Label: Meeuw Muzak
Country: Netherlands
Price: $6.00
"titan katzen is wendy gondeln, andre butzer, schorsch kamerun somewhat heavier and more rhythmic than jailhouse but equally unsettling vocals by butzer grey vinyl, 300 copies. file under: new stream music." - Meeuw Muzak.
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Artist: TITMACHINE
Title: I Wanna Be Your Dog
Format: 7"
Label: Meeuw Muzak
Country: Belgium
Price: $12.00
"If youd have asked me yesterday if I needed to hear another cover of the Stooges Wanna be your dog", the NO wouldve resonated like one of them Alps yodellers in the Riccola commercial. But after hearin Titmachines version of said overdone classic, Is liked to have choked to death on my cough drop. A tremendous neanderthalic, witchy all-fem DIY sucker punch right between the eyes of any of the greatest punk primitief classics you can name, right up there w/Kleenex & Manisch Depressiv. Id have peggedem as Swiss too, but theys Dutch & much like their infamous elm disease, Titmaster is more than capable of complete devastation. The B-side a wondrous mess as well & I am goin to the front of the line to wait impatiently for their next amazing release. Cmon, lets have it! NOW!" - SILTBLOG. "The four members of TITMACHINE met in prison (each was convicted of crimes she did not commit). Unable to find gainful employment upon their discharge from stoney lonesome, the ex-inmates formed a band, naturally, the ideal vehicle for the unemployable. The lucrative alternative Dutch music scene rewards them handsomely in exchange for the quartets release of pent-up rage fueled by continuing injustice. Since October 2006, Titmachines raw and loose sound has remained unhampered by the constraints of talent, and answers questions anyone has yet to ask. Kinda like the Dutch Shaggs meets the female Monks and Flipper with a conscience."-Meeuw Muzak. Restocked!
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Artist: VON EULER-DONNERSPERG, DITTERICH
Title: O Du Frohliche/O Tannenbaum Dub
Format: 7"
Label: Meeuw Muzak
Country: Netherlands
Price: $6.50
"And of course, the days are short, the nights are long and we must celebrate the birth of our saviour again. Christmas was no friend of mine. But there is one little bit of light in the dark days of christmas: Meeuw Muzak releases another fine 7". By now I can spend at least half boxing day listening to the crazy christmas tunes of Meeuw. The latest addition is by Dittrich von Euler-Donnersperg who has released some even more crazy music on his own Walter Ulbricht label and Die Stadt, with partly reading of texts and partly electronic music. Here he offers two soft electronic music pieces, which are like snowflakes (of course it never snows in Dutch christmas times). Almost kitchy and new age like on a super cheesy keyboard with all the wrong (and thus right) preset sounds, Dittrich is perhaps that great family man that such tunes under his tannenbaum for a wealth of happy children, who start unwrapping their presents as daddy finishes his tunes. Great stuff, once again. I cant wait for christmas with my Meeuw Muzak collection (isnt about time for a nice CD compilation, mister Meeuw)." -Meeuw Muzak.

Artist: WEHOWSKY, RALF
Title: Merry Merry
Format: 7"
Label: Meeuw Muzak
Country: Netherlands
Price: $6.00
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Artist: GROWING
Title: Dry Drunk On Woman
Format: 7"
Label: Megablade
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"An extremely limited repress of the debut 7-inch from drone-metal, doom, ambient searers GROWING. Two tracks recorded at home, March 2002 by KEVIN DORIA and JOE DENARDO. A split release between Nail In The Coffin and Megablade."

Artist: V/A
Title: Platos Trip
Format: LP
Label: Megali Idea
Country: Spain
Price: $31.00
"Subtitled: A Psychedelic Journey To Greece In The 1970s Vol. 1. "For some reason, Greece has remained one of the last corners in Europe to be explored for underground music in the 1970s. Sourced from rare 45s and LP albums, this compilation includes pure psychedelia, early progressive sounds, killer keyboards, piercing fuzz guitars, lots of breaks, Eastern psych sounds and even some Euro-funk. The LP is a hand-numbered edition limited to 600 copies, which will surely fly away fast. Includes an informative insert with extensive liner notes." Artists: 2002 GR, Mad, ALLOY, Thanassis Gaifilias, Mariza Koch, Peloma Mpokiou, Sounds, Boomerang, Despina Glezou, Elena, Daltons, Elpida, V. Dimitriu." -Megali Idea.

Artist: MOORE, R. STEVIE
Title: Hearing Aid
Format: Double LP
Label: Megaphone
Country: USA
Price: $27.00
"R. Stevie Moores music sounds like so many different things, yet like no one else. Hes been making home recordings since the late 60s as an underground artist and only now is he seeing a much larger recognition of his work. His friend Jason Willett compiled this record over the course of 17 years, digging deep into Stevies cassette catalog. Hearing Aid is a collection of Stevies songs that cover a wide range of variety: pop genius, sublime instrumental country surf, electronic experiments, bizarre spoken-word theater, dark disco rock, field recordings, etc. The end result is not a "greatest hits" collection but rather a diverse sculpture of the early world of R. Stevie Moore. This is one of the only readily available R. Stevie releases and 95% of Hearing Aid has never appeared before on vinyl. It features 32 songs that were recorded from the late 60s to the early 80s, over 87 minutes of audio. This compilation of rare tracks is produced on limited double LP vinyl only, in a deluxe gatefold sleeve (featuring 284 images of R. Stevie)." - Megaphone.

Artist: DALTON, KAREN
Title: Cotton Eyed Joe
Format: Double CD
Label: Megaphone UK
Country: UK
Price: $15.00
"2015 repress of this acclaimed 2007 double album of previously unheard Karen Dalton live recordings from 1962. These recordings were an unexpected treat, following the hugely acclaimed 2006 reissues of Karen Daltons studio albums Its So Hard to Tell Whos Going to Love You the Best (1969) and In My Own Time (1971). Karen Dalton met Joe Loop in Boulder, Colorado, in 1962; Joe Loop made these recordings of Dalton singing and playing 12-string guitar and banjo at The Attic in Boulder in October 1962. Colorado was a hotbed of folk music; folk singers would stop off in Denver and Boulder en route to California and New York. The areas sparse population welcomed their company, at a time when young nonconformists were personae non gratae in most states. It was a cheap place to live, Boulder had a large university, and both Denver and Boulder had very active folk entrepreneurs. After missing her name in every music history book and encyclopedia for decades, it has since been noted that Karen Dalton was hugely influential on the founding father of folk rock, Fred Neil. Fred Neil only ever broke his reluctance to make public statements on one subject: his awe for and debt to Dalton. Karen Daltons first LP was recorded in 1969 and it was hard to guess whether she was inspired by Neil or the reverse. His song, "Red Are the Flowers," for instance -- released on his 1964 debut album Tear Down the Walls (as "Red Flowers") in a duet with Vince Martin -- was more in line in terms of style and tempo with the days hootenannys than with the LPs that Neil would eventually record in 1966 (Fred Neil) and 1967 (Sessions) under the benevolent laissez-faire production of Nik Venet. Karen Daltons rendition of "Red Are the Flowers" showcase her playing Neils song in the style that he would later evolve into, when unhinged, and foretells the lyricism that one Tim Buckley would self-admittedly lift from his all-time model, Neil. Another example is "Its Alright," a breath-taking cover of a Ray Charles tune. Another major singer-songwriter under Daltons spell, Tim Hardin, made no secret of his passion for Ray Charless music. Hardin is known to have turned from art to music because of his encounter with Dalton in New York, and he spent most of the 60s with her and Joe Loop around Boulder." - Megaphone UK.

Artist: DALTON, KAREN
Title: Green Rocky Road
Format: CD
Label: Megaphone UK
Country: UK
Price: $15.00
"2015 repress; originally released in 2008. Another chapter in the ever-evolving story of Karen Dalton. These are home recordings, taped by Joe Loop, as was the acclaimed double live album Cotton Eyed Joe (MEGAUK 015CD, 2007). These recordings were made at Daltons home in Boulder, Colorado, on a reel-to-reel. It sounds like the album Dalton would have released in 1963 had she been given the opportunity. Here are the first takes of "Ribbon Bow," "Katie Cruel," and "In the Evening," and a more complete document of Daltons repertoire on banjo. During their first long stay in Colorado, Dalton and her husband Richard Tucker were lucky enough to find in Joe Loop an enlightened club owner who would book them often but who was also a self-taught sound engineer. Joe Loop recorded a couple of Daltons shows, and would also occasionally bring his reel-to-reel machine to Dalton and Tuckers house on Pine Street so they could record their burgeoning musical ideas. Some jams were recorded with Tucker trying his hand at the saxophone, without the ease he showed on vocals. But Dalton was overwhelmed by the reel-to-reel machines possibilities and would gladly experiment by herself with overdubs -- something of a portastudio a couple of decades before it became a musicians household commodity. By the grace of Joe Loops faith, we now have a document of what a 1963 Karen Dalton album would be like." - Megaphone UK.

Artist: DALTON, KAREN
Title: Its So Hard to Tell Whos Going to Love You the Best
Format: CD/DVD
Label: Megaphone UK
Country: UK
Price: $21.00
"Major 2015 re-release of this absolutely essential all-time classic folk/blues album, originally released in 1969 and reissued by Megaphone in 2006. Includes booklet and stunning DVD with archival footage. Discovered by Fred Neil, produced by Nik Venet (the man who signed The Beach Boys and took The Beatles to America), and hugely influential on Tim Hardin, Karen Dalton is the lost girl of Greenwich Village, and this is her debut album. Bob Dylan, in his bestselling memoir Chronicles: Volume One (2004), writes, "My favorite singer in the place was Karen Dalton. She was a tall white blues singer and guitar player, funky, lanky and sultry... Karen had a voice like Billie Holidays and played the guitar like Jimmy Reed and went all the way with it. I sang with her a couple of times."" - Megaphone UK.

Artist: HEAD & THE STRANDS, MICHAEL
Title: The Magical World of The Strands
Format: CD
Label: Megaphone UK
Country: UK
Price: $20.00
"2015 is a busy year for Michael Head. His second single as Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band was released in March 2015 on his Violette Records. "I Know You Well," a 1990 single by Heads band Shack, leads off Jon Savages 2015 Perfect Motion double LP compilation, described as "a musical return-trip to these fondly remembered years spanning 1988-93." And now, his classic 1997 album The Magical World of The Strands is available as a deluxe reissue. This reissue of this all-time classic also appears alongside The Olde World (MEGAUK 023CD/LP), a collection previously unreleased tracks and remixes from the album sessions. Finally, both the reissue and The Olde World arrive in advance of Heads first gigs as Michael Head & The Strands, where they will play The Magical World of the Strands in full. In 1993, Head teamed up with his brother John, his longtime drummer Iain Templeton, and two new recruits, Michelle Brown on bass and Les Roberts on flute, and began two years of recording sessions. The sessions came to a halt when Head was offered a major label deal, not for his current work, but for him to record as Shack again. Weaving rough mixes and sketches -- by engineer Steve Powell, made in Liverpool -- with completed mixes by producer Mark Coyle, Stephane Bismuth, the French promoter who initiated the Strands sessions, finally released The Magical World of The Strands on Megaphone in 1997. This work-in-progress garnered great critical acclaim and is rated by many as the "rarest jewel of the 90s" (Q). The CD version of this reissue includes two bonus tracks, the B-sides to the 1998 NME and Melody Maker Single of the Week "Somethin Like You." "Green Velvet Jacket" is an acoustic solo piece by Head, and "Queen Matilda (Demo)" was recorded in early 1993 and produced by the bands friend and live engineer Ian Eastwood on a four-track Tascam cassette recorder. The CD and LP both include a 20-page booklet containing new liner notes by Head himself and photographs testifying to album sleeves work-in-progress." - Megaphone UK.

Artist: OFFICER!
Title: Ossification
Format: LP
Label: Megaphone/Knock Em Dead
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Officer! is either Mick Hobbs (The Work, Family Fodder, Half Japanese) alone or Mick Hobbs with friends. Ossification is like an amazing party held at This Heats Cold Storage Studio, with friends like Felix Fiedorowicz, Tom Cora, Tim Hodgkinson, Bill Gilonis, Zeena Parkins, Patrick Q, and Catherine Jauniaux. The output of this party is one of the most unusual, pleasurable, and character-filled "pop" records anyone has heard. Fourteen songs that contain the spirit of pop, rock, classical, medieval, avant garde, R.I.O., The Work, Family Fodder, This Heat, Look de Bouk, Legendary Pink Dots, Henry Cow, and more. Ossification is a timeless anomaly in the history of recorded music. Limited to 700 copies on 180 gram vinyl with an insert. Remastered by Tim Dimuzio. Recorded in This Heats Cold Storage Studio in 1984." -Megaphone/Knock Em Dead.

Artist: OFFICER!
Title: Ossification
Format: CD
Label: Megaphone/Knock Em Dead
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Officer! is either Mick Hobbs (The Work, Family Fodder, Half Japanese) alone or Mick Hobbs with friends. Ossification is like an amazing party held at This Heats Cold Storage Studio, with friends like Felix Fiedorowicz, Tom Cora, Tim Hodgkinson, Bill Gilonis, Zeena Parkins, Patrick Q, and Catherine Jauniaux. The output of this party is one of the most unusual, pleasurable, and character-filled "pop" records anyone has heard. Fourteen songs that contain the spirit of pop, rock, classical, medieval, avant garde, R.I.O., The Work, Family Fodder, This Heat, Look de Bouk, Legendary Pink Dots, Henry Cow, and more. Ossification is a timeless anomaly in the history of recorded music. Remastered by Tim Dimuzio. Recorded in This Heats Cold Storage Studio in 1984. Includes an eight-page lyric booklet." - Megaphone/Knock Em Dead.

Artist: STEPMOTHER
Title: Calvary Greetings
Format: LP
Label: Megaphone/Knock Em Dead
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
“Edition of 200; includes hand-numbered inner sleeve. Stepmother is Lukas Simonis (Dull Schicksal, VRIL, Coolhaven...), Jeroen Visser (Kazanchis, ./morFrom/....), Bill Gilonis (The Work, The Hat Shoes, Hail...), and David Kerman (5UUs, Present, Thinking Plague, Aranis...). Anglo-American-Dutch post-punk prog-rock and experimental soundscapes with a dash of Monty Python thrown in. A reunion of an 80s band that never existed (but should have): twangy guitars, nifty keyboards, zany drumming, vocal histrionics à la The Rutles (well, sort of), lop-sided rhythms, regurgitated spam lyrics. What more could you ask for? The journey we are taken on introduces us to mass murderer Curtis Lemay, Serge Gainsbourg, sex ads, neo-liberal communism, Nigerian online scams, neo-surrealist blabbering, and Dickensian psycho fluff. But the record is much more than a sum of its parts -- and its beautifully packaged to boot, with artwork by Alfred Boland. Bill Gilonis: voice, guitar, bass, keyboards, clarinet, stylophone; Lukas Simonis: voice, guitar, wooden thing; Jeroen Visser: voice, bass, organ, synth, clarinet, baritone sax; David Kerman: drums, percussion.” - Megaphone/Knock Em Dead.

Artist: V/A
Title: Miniatures
Format: LP
Label: Megaphone/Knock Em Dead
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Pressed on 180-gram vinyl; includes 23" x 23" foldout poster. Originally issued in 1981, Miniatures is a concept compilation album that is certain to delight the listener on a multitude of fronts simultaneously. Conceived in 1980 by Morgan Fisher (erstwhile keyboardist for Mott the Hoople) as a means of addressing the scope of music and musicians that he loved but lacked time enough to release, Miniatures draws from an array of artists whose submissions exist within the strict framework of a 60-second maximum track length. The pieces wriggle excitedly in their rapid and unrelenting succession, sequenced with insight sufficient to create an infinitely curious netherworld. Contributors provide their chosen 60 seconds of indulgence -- be it Andy Partridge offering "The History of RocknRoll," noted author/psychoanalyst R. D. Laing giving us a father/son duet of "Tipperary," or Roger McGough reciting "The Wreck of the Hesperus" in its entirety -- and, while each track offers a distinct and separate thrill, the whole of Miniatures is both a monument to the creativity of its time and a living reminder of humanity in its preposterous glory. With no room for filler of any kind, Miniatures is a consistently refreshing revelation. Filled with abrupt, often beautiful, utterances from a bewildering diversity of artists (what other album contains both Pete Seeger and The Residents?), Miniatures is imbued throughout with self-awareness that, beneath an umbrella of shared and voluntary absurdity, scuppers any veneer of remoteness. In its place lies the intersection of naked curiosity with love of music. Includes tracks by Ollie Halsall & John Halsey, The Residents, Roger McGough, Morgan Fisher, John Otway, Pete Challis & Phil Diplock, Robert Wyatt, Stinky Winkles, Mary Longford, Andy Thunderclap Newman, David Bedford, Fred Frith, Maggie Nicols, Joseph Racaille, The Work, Neil Innes & Son, Herbert Distel, Lol Coxhill, Ken Ellis, Steve Miller, Norman Lovett, Patrick Portella, George Melly, Robert Fripp, Andy Partridge (XTC), Phantom Captain, Ron Geesin, Alejandro Viñao, Quentin Crisp, Simon Desorgher, Ralph Steadman, R.D.Laing & Son, Trevor Wishart, John White, Ivor Cutler, Hector Zazou, Michael Bass & Ellen Tenenbaum, Martin Chambers (The Pretenders), Bob Cobbing & Henri Chopin, Dave Vanian (The Damned), Metabolist, Gavin Bryars, 1/2 Japanese, Simon Jeffes, Mark Perry, Michael Nyman, David Cunningham (The Flying Lizards), Kevin Coyne, Etron Fou Leloublan, Neil Oram & Ken Campbell & The Science Fiction Theatre of Liverpool, and Pete Seeger." - Megaphone/Knock Em Dead.

Artist: VIDEO-AVENTURES
Title: Camera (In Focus) Camera (Al Riparo)
Format: LP
Label: Megaphone/Knock Em Dead
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"160-gram LP. Gatefold sleeve with new artwork. The elusive allure of Vidéo-Aventures is challenging to capture, and Megaphone/Knockem Deads reissue of their second LP, Camera (In Focus) Camera (Al Riparo) (1984, Tago Mago, France), reveals an album with a conviction in paradox that serves only to magnify their mystery. Plunging feverishly where their debut (Musique pour Garçons et Filles, 1979, Recommended Records) traipsed and alighted with informed whimsy, Camera (In Focus) Camera (Al Riparo) retains the duo of Dominique Grimaud and Monique Alba, abetted strikingly (and, often, surprisingly) by Jac Berrocal, Guigou Chenevier (Etron Fou Leloublan), Sophie Jausserand, Gilbert Artman (Lard Free, Catalogue, Urban Sax), Cyril Lefebvre, and Daniel Deshays. The result is a tour de force in several significant respects. Camera (In Focus) Camera (Al Riparo) is not obviously similar to its beguiling predecessor -- indeed, there are moments in which it calls for the listeners intrepidity and insight -- but it is at least as captivating. Venturing further from traditional instrumentation, Vidéo-Aventures employ elements of musique concrète, disjointed and enfeebled speech, accelerated percussion, and synthesized physical function (pulse, breathing, etc.). The chronicle of a singular process from a single perspective, it narrates the deterioration of a mind in the aftermath of duress. That mind is the narrator, but only from a sensory standpoint, as if the listener were seated inside the narrators skull. What the listener hears is what the subject hears -- complete with pounding heartbeat, gasping breath, blood rushing through the head -- amounting to a devastating treatise against ends justifying means. Regardless of interpretation, Camera (In Focus) Camera (Al Riparo) succeeds on its own extensive musical merits. This record is borne of the dissonant, microscopic interim between impulse and accordant action. The change that occurs within that tiny lag is seldom heralded, but on Camera (In Focus) Camera (Al Riparo), Vidéo-Aventures inhabits it, isolating the transformation/mutation that crystallizes in flashes both smaller than fully formed thoughts and containing the universe of perception. Within each track, Vidéo-Aventures present an evolution, but not a hierarchical one -- in the specificity of their arrangements, they convey an instability that is unnervingly true to the variability and unpredictability of memory. This quality, which had punctuated their debut album, becomes here a harrowing pillar that unites every track within a claustrophobic continuum of emotions. The result is an opus that contains seamless and varied musical brilliance, conceptual continuity, and indomitably humane integrity." - Megaphone/Knock Em Dead.

Artist: WORK, THE
Title: Slow Crimes
Format: LP + 7
Label: Megaphone/Knock Em Dead
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"First vinyl reissue of 1982s Slow Crimes by The Work. Reissued on CD with bonus tracks by Megaphone in 1991, Slow Crimes is a little-known treasure of transformative magnitude. The Work were formed in 1979 by saxophonist Tim Hodgkinson (following the dissolution of Henry Cow), guitarist Bill Gilonis, bassist Mick Hobbs, and drummer Rick Wilson, although Slow Crimes showcases each member on a variety of instruments. Also featured is Catherine Jauniaux on guest vocals throughout the album. The Works inaugural LP release, Slow Crimes is so rabidly articulate that it presides over and resides in a world very much unto itself. While falling within the loosest guidelines of "post-punk," the term is a misnomer, for the textural intricacies and distinct deliberacy throughout Slow Crimes bespeak both an utterly unique collective identity and a startling fluency with its own language. It takes the vibrant urgency of punk rock and catalyzes it into a continually fascinating mosaic. This reissue includes a bonus 7" with concurrent compilation tracks "Anxious About Meaning" and "One Swallow." - Megaphone/Knock Em Dead.

Artist: AMBARCHI, OREN
Title: Hubris
Format: LP
Label: Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $22.00
"Hubris continues the exploration of relentless, driving rhythms heard on Oren Ambarchis Sagittarian Domain (EMEGO 144CD/LP, 2012) and Quixotism (EMEGO 202CD/LP, 2014). Where those records looked to krautrock and techno for their starting points, the side-long opening track on Hubris begins from the perhaps unlikely inspirations of disco and new wave, drawing particularly from Ambarchis love of Wang Chungs soundtrack to William Friedkins To Live and Die in L.A. (1985). Leaving behind the song-forms of these reference points, Ambarchi weaves a sustained and pulsating web of layered palm-muted guitars from which individual voices rise up and recede, eventually setting the stage for some lush guitar synth from Jim ORourke. Arnold Dreyblatt collaborator Konrad Sprenger contributes overtone-rich motorized guitar, pushing the piece into a satisfying intersection of shimmering minimalism and rhythmic drive that smoothly builds up until the entrance of Mark Fells electronic percussion in its final section. After a short second part, in which Ambarchi, ORourke and Crys Cole pay tribute to the skewed harmonic sense of Albert Marcoeur with a track built from layered bass guitar figures and abstracted speech, the long final piece pushes the concept of the first side into darker and denser areas. Joined by electronic rhythms from Ricardo Villalobos and the twin drums of Joe Talia and Will Guthrie, the layered guitars of the first piece are transformed into a raw and tumbling fusion-funk groove that calls to mind early Weather Report or even the first Golden Palominos LP (1983). As this stellar rhythm section rides a single repeated chord change into oblivion, a series of spectacular events emerge in the foreground: first, aleatoric synthesizer burbles from Keith Fullerton Whitman, then slashing skronk guitar from Arto Lindsay, until finally Ambarchis own fuzzed-out guitar harmonics take center stage as the piece builds to an ecstatic frenzy. Few artists could hope to include such an incredible variety of collaborators on one record and still hope for it to have a unique identity, but Ambarchi manages to do just that, crafting three pieces that emerge directly out of his previous work while also pushing ahead into new dimensions." - Francis Plagne. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at D&M, Berlin, April 2016. Photography by Estelle Hanania. Sculptures by Daniel Druet. Design by Stephen OMalley.

Artist: YOUNG, LA MONTE/MARIAN ZAZEELA
Title: Dream House
Format: Postcard
Label: MELA Foundation
Country: USA
Price: $2.00
"4" x 6" postcard featuring the Church Street Sound & Light Environment." - MELA Foundation.
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Artist: YOUNG, LA MONTE/MARIAN ZAZEELA
Title: The Log Cabin
Format: Postcard
Label: MELA Foundation
Country: USA
Price: $2.00
"Postcard of La Monte Youngs Birthplace, photographed on his birthday, by Marian Zazeela." - MELA Foundation.
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Artist: YOUNG, LA MONTE/MARIAN ZAZEELA
Title: The Well-Tuned Piano in The Magenta Lights
Format: Postcard
Label: MELA Foundation
Country: USA
Price: $2.00
"4" x 6" (full color) postcard of the DVD installation at Kunst im Regenbogenstadl." - MELA Foundation.
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Artist: BOE, TORE H.
Title: Solvstuy
Format: 7"
Label: Melektronikk
Country: Norway
Price: $6.00
"Tore H. Boe has worked as a solo artist for two or three years, but before that he has participated on hundreds of releases, and even more concerts as a member of different projects in the Origami Republika art collective. Tores credo as a composer/sound artist is to turn up the volume on the things we usually dont hear, carefully looping and filtering them. By doing this he creates a sort of microscopic and extremely clean cut drone music." - Melektronikk.

Artist: DENIS
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Mellotron
Country: Italy
Price: $25.00
"Denis lived in a hippie community and recorded the songs between 68-78 and then released this one album. Rare as hell! Is it good then? you ask. Yes it is. Mellow songs—acoustic guitar and xylophone and some other cool instruments. The vinyl was probably made in less then 100 copies and released on the tiny Baba Cool System label. Some Comus vibes." Denis composed the music in hippie commune between 68 and 78. Music is stoned psychedelic folk with percussions, guitar, dulcimer and its sung in english. Made on tiny label not even 100 copies made. Similarities to Comus, Mark Fry, Subway, T. Rex and at some moments Damon. Considered mega acid folk/psych rarity as only 100 copies are rumored to be pressed." Limited to 500 copies." - Mellotron.
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Artist: MIGHT OF COINCIDENCE
Title: Announcing the Birth Of Might Of Coincidence - Why Couldnt People Wait
Format: LP
Label: Mellotron
Country: Spain
Price: $32.00
"reissue of original 1971 album on the Entropia Label. RARE and killer underground limited-edition Swiss LP has a distinctly Krautrock feel with a totally druggy atmosphere, folky with an eastern feel, acoustic guitars, flute, hand drums; I think they sound a bit like Kalacakra with English vocals. Label credits Stephen Sulke with co-production; he also worked on the mega-rare Pacific Sound LP. The music is stoned, haunting and with an emphasis on flute and bongos; very dense sound on all six tracks, reaching a peak on the final track Minima Into Space, with instrumental distortion and strange vocals creating an unusual and disturbing sound". In some ways, similar to Comus, albeit not as creepy; also similar to Emtidis "Saat" and (especially) Amon Duuls "Paradieswarts Duul". Tranced male/female vocals over tablas, wood flute and electric and acoustic guitar in a cosmic and experimental vein." - Mellotron.

Artist: YELLOW AUTUMN
Title: Children of the Mist
Format: LP
Label: Mellotron
Country: Spain
Price: $32.00
"..very late in the day psych album, recorded by members of a hip Hermosa, California scene that included James Pusey and others, including BLACK FLAG roadie and all-around associate—and assistant engineer of this record—SPOT. In fact, this album was recorded in the same studio within weeks of BLACK FLAGS Nervous Breakdown! " - Lion Productions. "First ever vinyl reissue of this rare and sought after US psychedelic folk album from 1977, very much UK folk-styled. Limited to 600 copies, all with exact reproduction of the original insert with lyrics." -Mellotron.

Artist: MECKI MARK MEN
Title: Running In The Night
Format: CD
Label: Mellotronen
Country: Sweden
Price: $23.00
"Mindbending heavy acid space rock from Sweden 1969! Mecki Mark Men was (together with Hansson and Karlsson) Jimi Hendrix favourite Swedish band. When Jimi came back from his Swedish tours he probably told tales about the wild Swedish organ tormentor Mecki Bodemark who did the same things with his grinding Organ as Jimi did with his guitar. They sound like a mix of Teargas, High Tide and Jimi Hendrix but with a wild organ player in glittering space costume. The mighty guitar wizard Kenny Hakansson has never been more psychedelic than this!!! "While I was searching for the master tape to Mecki Mark Mens 2nd album titled "Running in the Summer Night" I discovered the original master which was originally meant to be released as the Swedish version of the album. Mecki Mark Men was contracted by Philips in Sweden but it was Limelight records in the USA who released the album in 1969. I compared the Limelight tapes and the newly discovered Philips tapes. Basically it was the same album but sound wise it was two totally different ones. Musically it is still brain melting Heavy Acid Space Rock driven by the fury of demons, but now with a fantastic pure and dynamic sound! The CD includes the album plus bonus material from the US version as well as short conversations from the studio. Detailed biography by Reine Fiske and Tommy Dahln!!!" - Mellotronen

Artist: DINOSAURS WITH HORNS
Title: Return of the Disco-Aristo-Sarcophagus
Format: CD
Label: Melon Expander
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Since 1983s self-titled cassette release on The Solid Eye label, RICK POTTS and JOSEPH HAMMER have delicately dispensed laughing-gas-balloon-animals-go-pop music as DINOSAURS WITH HORNS. This cryptic LAFMS-related group occurred during and in between periods of playing with POINTS OF FRICTION, STEAMING COILS and SOLID EYE. SPENCER SAVAGE and TOM RECCHION played with them in the mid-80s and continued intermittently since. A smattering of Dinosaurs With Horns material has appeared on various compilations and very limited cassette and CDR releases, but Return of the Disco-Aristo-Sarcophagus is the first full-length CD release, recorded November 2000 on KXLU radio and January 2007 at the LACE Gallery in Hollywood. It is the perfect soundtrack to a snorkeling dream or stumbling down the stairs with berries and cream. Obviously." - Melon Expander

Artist: 38 TONNES
Title: Fleur de Zone
Format: 7"
Label: Memoir Neuve
Country: France
Price: $12.00
38 TONNES is a French-Morrocan hard rock band formed in 1976. Originally pressed in 1978 in edition of 300, their first single is available again in a second edition of 300.

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Artist: SOGGY
Title: Slog
Format: Double LP
Label: Memoire Neuve
Country: France
Price: $36.00
"Après une première livraison de ce groupe de Reims sur ce même label Mémoire Neuve en 2008 (sold out en 1 mois), on espérait pas un complément, surtout après la grosse claque que nous procuras lécoute de cet opus initialement prévu pour une sortie en 1981, seul un 45t autoproduit fut commercialisé à lépoque. On retrouve ici des morceaux en versions différentes et des inédits sur les deux premières faces, et un live sur lautre vinyle. Leur hard rock influencé Stooges et Black Sabbath mélangé au punk (beaucoup plus présent ici) dégage toujours autant de puissance et durgence, les hissant largement au-dessus du lot des groupes français de lépoque. Pour les premiers acheteurs, un poster dépoque sera offert !" - Memoire Neuve.
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Artist: ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS
Title: Caeduceus and Black Sal
Format: LP
Label: Memoirs Of An Aesthete
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
"The latest in Ashtray Navigations ongoing vinylization of our out-of-print CDR catalogue has this amped-up mindbender from 2007... yes, the one with the cute little doggies on the cover. Except now theyre on the label and the vinyl is pink. And there is no cover, just a PVC bag so it matches the Red Culture reissue. One side featuring a thick dinner of swirling tambouras, electric sitars and synths blasting out of tiny battery amp speakers wrapped in buzzing tinfoil (a description of the methodology here and not just the sound!). One side of clubfooted samba rhythms and twin guitar sustain overload which offers a key as to why Ashtray Navigations set at Thurstons ATP a few years ago was roundly condemned as "Santana" in certain circles. Ashtray at its heaviest and most monolithic, though those words are often apply, I guess. Pink vinyl LP. . . . limited to 250 copies" -Memoirs of an Aesthete

Artist: ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS
Title: Deadicated to The Sensory Armada
Format: LP
Label: Memoirs of an Aesthete
Country: UK
Price: $34.00
"The seven new numbers recorded between summer and autumn 2011 in the first ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS vinyl LP since 2009 arrives with a heartfelt dedication to the lost and unrecorded 60s London psych duo of the title, and to all sounds sucked into the air, gone forever. Deadicated to the Sensory Armada is the latest stage of PHIL TODD and Cos immersion in the synths-and-sequencers cosmos which has edged into recent Ashtray Navigations releases. A few new moves should give an indication of future directions. Piled-up guitar structures, cascading rhythms and the first recorded appearance of drummer SETH COOKE. Edition of 100." -Memoirs of an Aesthete.

Artist: ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS
Title: Johnny Fuckoff Minotour (Easter Exit 2)
Format: CDR
Label: Memoirs Of An Aesthete
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"....and a new one from easter 2009. Believe it or not, these are the first 2009 Ashtray Navigations recordings to be released, so there. And this is quite definitely the last in the "painted clamshells" series of CDRs (this time they are mostly yellow, fact fans). Sort of a response to a review which described Ash Nav as "obviously Heldon-influenced"...news to me, but I decided to Go For It and prove the reviewer right. But imagine a bunch of early 70s frenchmen playing all of their psychedelic records, all of their Ocora records and all their prog/fusion at once whilst angry drum machines beamed in against their will from an alternate future blast out very mutated hip-hop beats. Apparently Mr. R.Pinhas was an attendee at a Paris Ash Nav gig and is said to have remarked "I thought they only had pop music in England these days". This release may prove him right also. This is also the first Ashtray release to be almost all digitally recorded....and youll be surprised how fucked up it sounds - gawd bless technology for giving us so many options. Our most fun-packed CDR for a while. Limited to 100 copies" -Memoirs Of An Aesthete

Artist: ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS
Title: Snakestrings/Hollywood Taught You To Kiss
Format: Double CDR
Label: Memoirs Of An Aesthete
Country: UK
Price: $15.00
"double CDR! two tracks each exceeding 40 minutes. Snakestrings (i.e. disc 1) is a trip through strings and soundboxes, Phil Todd plays esraj, kemence, electric sitar and guitars until the electronic instruments rebel and propel the whole thing into psychedelic overdrive. Hollywood Taught You To Kiss (i.e. disc 2) is based around another Todd/Crowley/Legard trio excursion. Dedicated to Sun Ra and Andy Warhol respectively. Limited to 99 numbered copies." -Memoirs of an Aesthete

Artist: ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS
Title: Spray
Format: CDR
Label: Memoirs Of An Aesthete
Country: UK
Price: $10.00
"The cover of the latest CD-r from blog faves Ashtray Navigations (this time being Phil Todd solo) sports a noteworthy boast: aside from false starts with the percussion everything else therein is a first take. It is an interesting prospect. Despite being an accomplished improviser, Phils recorded output tends to be the result of much deliberation, overdubbing and editing. The guy puts the hours in and the result is a consistency unique amongst those similarly prolific. The slapdash should take note: no that wont do, be more like Phil instead. Anyway, in keeping with the vibe of the project I decided to review it in one take too. During a lunch break I found an unused basement teaching room in the university where I work, spread my kit across a table – food, pencil, three sheets of A4 paper, mp3 player – pushed the buds deep into my long-suffering ear canals, pressed play and wrote the following. Aside from some false starts on the punctuation, and some reconstruction following the disintegration of my sandwich and resultant beetroot stains, this is also a first take.

bubba omeiser: chimes, bells, calling the fairies to a gathering? A wedding? Getting heavier, maybe a mushroom vision of the forest, maybe the soundtrack to a 1970s documentary about jellyfish. Hang on – here come the space bongos (obviously this release does contain overdubs – presumably Phil means each element was recorded in one take. Some assembly was required)! Now there is an epic swishing hiss – reptiles in sunglasses are eating the wedding party! the awful backlash: ah, the guitar. A super-cool rhythmic shimmer underscores a sky-scraping psyche-rock wig-out. Phils ornithopter flaps lazily over the dunes (at this point I stared at the wall for a minute, lost in the solo. Nearby building work was making the floor vibrate nicely). This is Phil at his most free and, ironically, perhaps at his most accessible. I can imagine anyone whose tastes are guitar-led being won over by this to the shining path of AshNav, Fun ending as one of the hip lizards from earlier croaks along to the dying seconds. spray: Business! Initial bobbling sounds like an interlude in a modernist composition symbolising the rush of urban existence. Picture ballet dancers artfully avoiding each other as they hail cabs, meet their dates, go about a stylised version of city life. Im expecting this to resolve, to clarify but the layers continue to slide over each other, breathless. OK, now percussion is stapling it together and a low end is packing it away. Second movement, change of scene. Now the electrobibble seems like the chittering of nocturnal creatures, the wob-wob of the synth giving the impression of a tropical night that just wont cool. Act three sees the return our reptile friends. As the engine of their super-yacht idles in the background, ready to depart, they enjoy a quayside performance of Miles Davis style vibraphonic space jazz then, ha!, that is it. Blimey, for a 20 minute track that sure passed quickly." - Memoirs Of An Aesthete.
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Artist: ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS
Title: Whos Been Rocking My Dreamboat?
Format: CDR
Label: Memoirs Of An Aesthete
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"For the special surprise and delight of those poor neglected souls who think Ashtray was "better in ye olde days" (yeah, these people do seem to exist...give them a hapenny) we present a digital relaunch ing of this ramshackle vessel from 96. Two pieces for electronics from a cassette release on Italys Less Than Zero label. Also includes a violin and synth track revived from a split cassette (with Japans SUKORA) which Betley pooped out the same distant year. So you get 76 minutes worth, kids. Ashtray at its most minimal, akin to the sound you hear just before you fall asleep face down under a canal bridge (dont try this at home - the CDR is safer). And you can wake up to a whole sugarfresh morning with the new 3inch CDR listed below. Five English pounds also." - Memoirs Of The Aesthete.
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Artist: CHURINGA CANARIES
Title:
Format: CDR
Label: Memoirs Of An Aesthete
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"Christmas basement blowout with UK underground meta-stars PHIL TODD (ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS)! ... PHIL LEGARD (XENIS EMPUTAE TRAVELLING BAND)! ... TIRATH NIRMALA SINGH! (ex-JOHN CLYDE-EVANS)!... and... ALEX NEILSON (DIRECTING HAND, SCATTER, JANDEK, every other fucking band in the country)!! Vintage analogue muck noise meets free jazz in the Sunny Murray/Ayler tradition, recorded direct to cassette while the irons were hot. Limited to 100 copies on vinyl-look CDR with print gocco screenprints and very nice they look too. Dont miss this one as it wont be reissued." - Memoirs Of An Aesthete.

Artist: KOSAKAI, FUMIO
Title: Earth Calling
Format: LP
Label: Memoirs Of An Aesthete
Country: UK
Price: $30.00
"Fumio Kosakai is best known as one half of Japanese Noise legends INCAPACITANTS and latterly HIJOKAIDAN. However, he has a long history in the Japanese psychedelic/electronic underground and we must also evoke lesser known projects such as TANGERINE DREAM SYNDICATE, GU-N, C.C.C.C., CLUB SKULL, BUSTMONSTERS etc etc. And then theres his elusive solo work. In 1987 and 1993, he self-released two very limited cassettes of sublime solo electronic minimalism, inspired by Terry Riley, Hawkwind and Taj Mahal Travellers. There were no more than 30 copies of each cassette sent out into the world. MEMOIRS OF AN AESTHETE have teamed up with CRATER LAKE RECORDS to reissue these cassettes as limited edition LPs. Heres the first one, from 1987, entitled "Earth Calling", straight from Mr. Kosakais original masters and sounding far better than the mp3 version which was doing the rounds a few years ago. A limited edition of 250 copies in a beautiful screenprint approximation of the original cover art expertly printed by Sir Michael Flower. And theres an official digital download version available for the turntaburly-deprived." Memoirs Of An Aesthete.

"This first cassette was produced based on the recording of a solo performance carried out at the free jazz venue "Good Man" in Ogikubo, Tokyo, which ran around about 1985 and 1986. The performance was done simultaneously using a self-made transmitter, mini-keyboard synthesizer, cassette tapes with environmental sounds recorded and a delay-like effect. For the two tunes on the A Side, some sounds were overdubbed later on at home. For the B side, the live performance was released as it was. The title of this cassette originates from the first tune on the live album "Space Ritual" by Hawkwind, from which I got a big impact. I interpreted these words as "Earth Calling" and aimed for such a sound universe. Especially the A side has more of this tendency, I suppose. On the B side, is my attempt to recreate the infinite repetition like "A Rainbow In Curved Air" by Terry Riley, which I admire. The performance was done using a small Yamaha synthesizer and digital delay. It appeared to have gone fairly well so I didnt add any other sounds. There was hardly any audience who came to the live performances at "Good Man" at that time. Normally it was less than five people and at worst case no-one turned up. Due to my lazyness and a lack of proper sales activity, there were actually less than 30 cassettes sold, I think. It is indeed a mystery that the music that rarely reached anyone ends up being listened in the corner of the world I have never imagined and then released again after more than 25 years. Thanks to Pete Cann and Phil Todd." - Fumio Kosakai (translated by Emi Ueno Neilson).

Artist: NACKT INSECTEN
Title: A Site Specific Piece of Avant-Garde Sound Art, Nothing To Be Worried About/Corridor Voyager (Quantum Odyssey II)
Format: 7"/CD
Label: Memoirs Of An Aesthete
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"Mr. Ruaradidh Sanachen has been getting a name for himself recently with his one man kosmische metal space ritual project Nackt Insecten, releasing plenty of limited edition "stuff" on a whole bunch of labels. In February 2008, as part of Glasgows wonderful Instal festival, he was seen cradling a suitcase full of howling drone/noise aboard Glasgows tube trains, and what a show it was - check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2V5nrb6NLlo for a glimpse of the fun. As Nackt Insectens relentless sounds meshed in perfectly with the locomotive rumblings, I thought to myself what a fine 7 inch single it would make. And sure enough, over a year later, here it is. An explanation made by a member of the "audience" to a worried fellow traveller provides the title. This package also contains a CD of new Nackt Insecten studio concoctions, a conceptual sequel to the recent LP on Blackest Rainbow Records. A real CD too, not a CDR! Cover art by Goldenlabs Fliss Horrocks and the inclusion of a genuine Glasgow tube train ticket completes this handsome package. Limited to 200 copies." -Memoirs Of An Aesthete

Artist: PUFF-PLAIN
Title: The Pyrognomic Glass
Format: 3" CDR
Label: Memoirs Of An Aesthete
Country: UK
Price: $9.00
"New astral mystique from Witchfynder Joincey (ex- WAGSTAFF, INCA EYEBALL, COITS, SCULPTRESS et al). Primitive psych-folk clonk and voices treated so heavily they sound like huge sheets of tinfoil cracking. "Research suggests that Puff is the current working nomenclature of Joincey, one of the most unfairly unheralded artists of the English Underground...the greatest visionary-outsider slabs since Jandek...Confusing." - Jon Dale (The Wire).

Artist: REYNOLDS, BEN
Title: Third Tongue Meditations
Format: 3" CDR
Label: Memoirs Of An Aesthete
Country: UK
Price: $9.00
"Final wheel on the psychedelic wagon for you. Three tracks of blissful muck. In case you?ve been hiding under the fridge for the last 12 months, Mr. R is a citizen of the Glasgow (nee Stoke On Trent) and has been a recording artist for Time-Lag, 267 Lattajjaa, Ikuisuss, First Person, Foxglove, Pseudoarcana and others and you can see his happy smiling blue face at http://www.benreynolds.tk"

Artist: XENIS EMPUTAE TRAVELLING BAND
Title: The Pyrognomic Glass
Format: CDR
Label: Memoirs Of An Aesthete
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"There is another longhaired droning Yorkshire citizen named Phil. The Memoirs "search and co-opt" policy ensures that we have to take action. So: this. Mr. Phil Legard has the debonair aura of Marc Bolan-meets-Tony Visconti circa early 68, and his music is similarly patterned after the more disorientating artifacts from the original Age Of Aquarius. Desolate folk plunkings, Krishna-on-a-vacation flute and a real melancholic lost-in-the-forest ayr of mysterie makes this a July winner. One for retiring to your alchemists laboratory-in-the-woods with a few test-tubes full of absinthe to. Do something real decadent like that, anyway. Five English pounds." - Memoirs Of An Aesthete.

Artist: XENIS EMPUTAE TRAVELLING BAND
Title: The Pyrognomic Glass
Format: LP/Booklet
Label: Memoirs Of An Aesthete
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
"The Xenis Emputae Travelling Band is Mr. Phil Legard of the halloweed borough of Yorkshire, England. He has been hard at work since 2001 making psychedelic folk-concrete inspired by the psychogeography and mythology of various secret regions of the British countryside. XETB has released plenty of CDRs and tapes over the years (all limited editions, long sold out etc etc) but, aside from one track on a Cold Spring Records CD, nothing at all in a "posh" format - something we at Memoirs thought we should do something about. We are, after all, classy folks and that. Mr. Legard is also a writer on various occult and esoteric matters, his most recent publication being a contribution to the new translation of "The Consecrated Little Book Of Black Venus" (Waning Moon Publications). He also has several other music projects, most notably The Neon Death Slittes and Pneumonic Consort. He is also, for his many sins, a frequent collaborator in Ashtray Navigations. "The Pyrognomic Glass" was originally released by us as a ltd. ed CDR back in 2005. By popular demand it is back, this time on vinyl, and including "Abital -  or Conferences with the Genii of Nocturnal and Diurnal Dew in vii Chapters", a beautifully-printed 28 page chapbook by Mr Legard, most profitable to students of Natural Philosophy." -Memoirs Of An Aesthete

Artist: HARRY PUSSY/FROSTY
Title: Split
Format: 7"
Label: Menlo Park
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
Unplayed copies.
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Artist: MAZZACANE CONNORS, LOREN
Title: The Stations Of The Cross
Format: Double 7"
Label: Menlo Park
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
1996 release.
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Artist: M.B.
Title: Carcinosi
Format: LP
Label: Menstrual Recordings
Country: Italy
Price: $29.00
"Near exact replica of this classic Maurizio Bianchi / M.B. Private LP published in 1983 in an edition of 300 copies. This is the first official vinyl re-issue and is limited to 314 copies. Included is a numbered insert consisting in new liner notes by Maurizio Bianchi and a replica of an original polaroid photo by M.B. from 1982." - Menstrual Recordings

Artist: AGUILAR, ILDEFONSO
Title: Erosion
Format: Double LP
Label: Mental Experience
Country: Spain
Price: $35.00
"Mental Experience present an expanded reissue of Ildefonso Aguilars Erosión, originally released in 1985. Spooky, meditative soundscapes inspired by the desolate volcanic environment of Lanzarote (Canary Islands), created using Minimoog, Polymoog, vocal loops, and field recordings. Originally recorded in Germany in 1978 by Spanish painter/sound artist Ildefonso Aguilar, only a selection of the original recordings were released a few years later on a very rare limited edition cassette and LP. Erosión is a masterpiece of proto-ambient, isolationism, and minimal synth music. For the first time ever, Erosión is reissued here on double LP, featuring the complete recordings, as Ildefonso conceived it at the time. Master tape sound; Liner notes in English/Spanish by Frankie Pizá (TIU Mag); Includes download code. RIYL: Edgar Froese, Conrad Schnitzler, Cluster, Klaus Schulze, Michael Stearns, Steve Roach, Brian Eno, Cozmic Corridors, Pina." - Mental Experience.

"Canary Islander Ildefonso Aguilar is best known for his paintings and surreal photography of the desolate volcanic wastelands of his homeland. He was also organizer of concerts at the Jameos del Agua in Lanzarote, a regular event which has featured the likes of Michael Brook, Roedelius, Steve Roach, and numerous other luminaries of ambient and atmospheric music. But, for his own music Ildefonso has never gained the mass recognition he really deserves. Erosión, recorded in 1978, is certainly one of the most fascinating of synth albums Ive heard. And, its remarkable really, if you consider all the technological advances that have happened since, what with digital synthesizers and samplers, that this music created entirely on analogue synthesizers still sounds so fresh and original... Beautiful yet strange, unnerving yet calming. Even more so, at 1¼ hours, Erosión reveals itself as a grand conceived suite, as themes recur in an almost ghostly fashion, as tension builds upon tension, and threatens to explode, which it never quite does! Extraordinary all the way through." --Alan Freeman (Audion Magazine)

Artist: AK MUSICK
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Mental Experience
Country: Spain
Price: $27.00
"Mental Experience present first ever reissue of AK Musick, originally released in 1972. Radical, freaked-out sound with hints of free-jazz, improv and avant-garde, AK Musick was an improv collective assembled by clarinetist Hans Kumpf to "make music in a very democratic way". The five players had a classical education but they were also influenced by avant-garde composers like Helmut Lachenmann and Johannes Fritsch. Their only album, AK Musick, was recorded at the famous Bauer Studios in just three hours and engineered by Martin Wieland, who had previously worked with Keith Jarrett for the ECM label. A wide arrangement of instruments were used: clarinet, cello, oboe, organ, piano, darbuka, tam-tam, ektare, flute, zither. Includes the amazing "Impro-Vision" which sounds like electronic music, but using only natural instruments. AK Musick saw the light in 1972 on Kumpfs own AKM Records label. It was a private homemade edition of 150 copies, with spray-printed covers. During the 70s, AKM Records was also home to other free-jazz rarities like Free Blacks by Perry Robinson/Hans Kumpf (1976), where Hans also collaborated with his friend Wolfgang Dauner, and In Time by Theo Jörgensmann (1977). Reissue under license from Hans Kumpf. Remastered sound; Insert with liner notes by Klemen Breznikar (Its Psychedelic Baby) plus rare photos and memorabilia. LP edition includes download code. RIYL: Anima, Annexus Quam, Albrecht D, Gulda, Nihilist Spasm Band, Nurse With Wound." - Mental Experience.

Artist: AK MUSICK
Title: s/t
Format: CD
Label: Mental Experience
Country: Spain
Price: $18.00
"Mental Experience present first ever reissue of AK Musick, originally released in 1972. Radical, freaked-out sound with hints of free-jazz, improv and avant-garde, AK Musick was an improv collective assembled by clarinetist Hans Kumpf to "make music in a very democratic way". The five players had a classical education but they were also influenced by avant-garde composers like Helmut Lachenmann and Johannes Fritsch. Their only album, AK Musick, was recorded at the famous Bauer Studios in just three hours and engineered by Martin Wieland, who had previously worked with Keith Jarrett for the ECM label. A wide arrangement of instruments were used: clarinet, cello, oboe, organ, piano, darbuka, tam-tam, ektare, flute, zither. Includes the amazing "Impro-Vision" which sounds like electronic music, but using only natural instruments. AK Musick saw the light in 1972 on Kumpfs own AKM Records label. It was a private homemade edition of 150 copies, with spray-printed covers. During the 70s, AKM Records was also home to other free-jazz rarities like Free Blacks by Perry Robinson/Hans Kumpf (1976), where Hans also collaborated with his friend Wolfgang Dauner, and In Time by Theo Jörgensmann (1977). Reissue under license from Hans Kumpf. Remastered sound; Insert with liner notes by Klemen Breznikar (Its Psychedelic Baby) plus rare photos and memorabilia. LP edition includes download code. RIYL: Anima, Annexus Quam, Albrecht D, Gulda, Nihilist Spasm Band, Nurse With Wound." - Mental Experience.

Artist: ANTUNES, JORGE
Title: Musica Eletronica
Format: LP
Label: Mental Experience
Country: Spain
Price: $27.00
"Considered the first electro-acoustic/electronic album made in Brazil, Mental Experience presents the first vinyl reissue of Jorge Antuness Música Eletrônica, originally released in 1975. During the early 60s, Antunes built his own components for making electronic music: theremin, sawtooth oscillator, a spring-reverb device, a frequency filter. The works on Música Eletrônica were recorded at Antuness home studio and at the Electronic Music Laboratory of the Institute Torcuato Di Tella, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. On "Valsa Sideral" (1962), Antunes uses artificial echo and reverberation by feedback between the recording heads, creating the first Brazilian work consisting only of electronic tones. "Auto-Retrato Sobre Paisaje Porteño" (1969/1970) is an amazing piece of early turntablism on which Antunes "samples" an old tango vinyl record, using it as a loop and for sound effects/manipulation, and mixes it with electronic sound effects and cut voice manipulation/sound poetry. The version included here features the audio collage which Antunes created to criticize the military regimes from Brazil and Argentine. This version wasnt used on the original LP to avoid any problems with censorship. "Cinta Cita" (1969) was the first piece recorded by Antunes at a professional studio. Pure electronic sounds and pulsating rhythms use filtered noise and synthetic sounds created by additive synthesis. "Contrapunctus Contra Contrapunctus" (1962) was created using tape splicing, micro-assemblies and tape manipulation. "Historia de un Pueblo por Nacer ou Carta Abierta a Vassili Vassilikos y a todos los Pesimistas" (1970) with its sinusoidal sounds and low frequencies, was inspired by the plot of the novel and film Z (1969) by Vassili Vassilikos. In the original audio of this work, Antunes used a quotation from the International Communist anthem. To avoid censorship problems, he cut that passage for inclusion on the original LP. The uncensored, original version is presented here. In 1970, Antunes did research at the Institute of Sonology at the University of Utrecht with a specialization in Computer Music (working with the Electrologia X-8 computer). During the 70s he worked under the guidance of Pierre Schaeffer and Iannis Xenakis amongst others. Antunes is presently the Director of the Electroacoustic Music Studio of the University of Brasilia and President of the Brazilian Society for Electroacoustic Music. Included in this LP is an insert with liner notes and photos. Master tape sound. Mandatory for anyone into Pierre Henry, Iannis Xenakis, Pierre Schaeffer, Louis & Bebe Baron, Ihlan Mimaroglu, Morton Subotnick, Stockhausen." - Mental Experience.

Artist: CIRCLES
Title: More Circles
Format: CD
Label: Mental Experience
Country: Spain
Price: $18.00
“In the late 1970s and 80s there was a lot happening in the German post-krautrock underground that few people knew about -- lots of independent artists doing their own thing, either via small labels or no labels at all.Circles was one of these bands. Based in the suburbs of Frankfurt, they consisted of Dierk Leitert (synthesizer, sequencer, drums, bass, guitar, voice, saxophone, flute) and Mike Bohrmann (guitars, bass, synthesizer), plus a few collaborators. Carrying the torch of 70s bands like Cluster, Harmonia, or Liliental into the 80s, Circles were also contemporaries of groups like Throbbing Gristle, Ilitch, and Nurse with Wound, so one can also expect some similarities to those artists. More Circles is their second album, originally privately released in 1984 on the duos tiny Einhorn label. Its a work of experimental krautrock with lots of psychedelic guitar, keyboards, motorik drums, drones, proto-ambient sounds, and avant-garde/Dadaist touches. RIYL: Harmonia, Cluster, Fripp & Eno, Nurse with Wound, Throbbing Gristle, Chrome,Heldon, Conrad Schnitzler, NEU!, Eroc. . . . First-ever reissue, including detailed liner notes by Alan Freeman (The Crack in the Cosmic Egg, Ultima Thule) telling the bands story for the first time.” - Mental Experience.

Artist: CIRCLES
Title: More Circles
Format: LP
Label: Mental Experience
Country: Spain
Price: $27.00
“In the late 1970s and 80s there was a lot happening in the German post-krautrock underground that few people knew about -- lots of independent artists doing their own thing, either via small labels or no labels at all.Circles was one of these bands. Based in the suburbs of Frankfurt, they consisted of Dierk Leitert (synthesizer, sequencer, drums, bass, guitar, voice, saxophone, flute) and Mike Bohrmann (guitars, bass, synthesizer), plus a few collaborators. Carrying the torch of 70s bands like Cluster, Harmonia, or Liliental into the 80s, Circles were also contemporaries of groups like Throbbing Gristle, Ilitch, and Nurse with Wound, so one can also expect some similarities to those artists. More Circles is their second album, originally privately released in 1984 on the duos tiny Einhorn label. Its a work of experimental krautrock with lots of psychedelic guitar, keyboards, motorik drums, drones, proto-ambient sounds, and avant-garde/Dadaist touches. RIYL: Harmonia, Cluster, Fripp & Eno, Nurse with Wound, Throbbing Gristle, Chrome,Heldon, Conrad Schnitzler, NEU!, Eroc. . . . First-ever reissue, including detailed liner notes by Alan Freeman (The Crack in the Cosmic Egg, Ultima Thule) telling the bands story for the first time.” - Mental Experience.

Artist: CIRCLES
Title: s/t
Format: CD
Label: Mental Experience
Country: Spain
Price: $18.00
“In the late 1970s and 80s there was a lot happening in the German post-krautrock underground that few people knew about -- lots of independent artists doing their own thing, either via small labels or no labels at all. Circles was one of these bands. Based in the suburbs of Frankfurt, they consisted of Dierk Leitert (synthesizer, sequencer, drums, bass, guitar, voice, saxophone, flute) and Mike Bohrmann (guitars, bass, synthesizer), plus a few collaborators. Carrying the torch of 70s bands like Cluster, Harmonia, or Liliental into the 80s, Circles were also contemporaries of groups like Throbbing Gristle, Ilitch, and Nurse with Wound, so one can also expect some similarities to those artists. Circles is their first album, originally privately released in 1983 on the duos tiny Einhorn label and housed in a mysterious cover. This little-known but excellent kraut/psych/experimental album is highly recommended for anyone into Harmonia, Cluster, Fripp & Eno, Heldon,Conrad Schnitzler, NEU!, Throbbing Gristle, Ilitch, Irmin Schmidt,Amon Düül II. . . . First-ever reissue, including detailed liner notes byAlan Freeman (The Crack in the Cosmic Egg, Ultima Thule) telling the bands story for the first time.” - Mental Experience.

Artist: CIRCLES
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Mental Experience
Country: Spain
Price: $27.00
“In the late 1970s and 80s there was a lot happening in the German post-krautrock underground that few people knew about -- lots of independent artists doing their own thing, either via small labels or no labels at all. Circles was one of these bands. Based in the suburbs of Frankfurt, they consisted of Dierk Leitert (synthesizer, sequencer, drums, bass, guitar, voice, saxophone, flute) and Mike Bohrmann (guitars, bass, synthesizer), plus a few collaborators. Carrying the torch of 70s bands like Cluster, Harmonia, or Liliental into the 80s, Circles were also contemporaries of groups like Throbbing Gristle, Ilitch, and Nurse with Wound, so one can also expect some similarities to those artists. Circles is their first album, originally privately released in 1983 on the duos tiny Einhorn label and housed in a mysterious cover. This little-known but excellent kraut/psych/experimental album is highly recommended for anyone into Harmonia, Cluster, Fripp & Eno, Heldon,Conrad Schnitzler, NEU!, Throbbing Gristle, Ilitch, Irmin Schmidt,Amon Düül II. . . . First-ever reissue, including detailed liner notes byAlan Freeman (The Crack in the Cosmic Egg, Ultima Thule) telling the bands story for the first time.” - Mental Experience.

Artist: COZMIC CORRIDORS
Title: Cozmic Corridors
Format: LP
Label: Mental Experience
Country: Spain
Price: $26.00
“Includes download code. Mental Experience present a reissue of Cozmic Corridors self-titled album. Cozmic Corridors is an underground kraut-kosmische monster, recorded and produced circa 1972-73 in Cologne by Toby "The Mad Twiddler" Robinson for his Pyramid label. The album was apparently released as an ultra-limited handmade edition back in the early 70s, but no original copies have surfaced. Featuring Mythos drummer Hans-Jürgen Pütz on percussion and effects, alongside synth/keyboard freak Alex Meyer, poet/vocalist Pauline Fund, and the mysterious guitarist Peter Förster. Cozmic Corridors is an album if tripped-out electronic ambient soundscapes, dark atmospheres, drones, plenty of MiniMoog, gothic Hammond organ, Rhodes, electric and 12-string acoustic guitars, ritual chants, effects, and horror cinematic vibes. It is not advisable to listen to this alone in the dark. RIYL: Terry Riley, Cluster, Ash Ra Tempel, Popol Vuh, Emtidi, Jacula, Franco Leprino, Dead Can Dance. Master tape sound; Insert with detailed liner notes by Alan Freeman, head boss at Ultima Thule and author of The Crack In The Cosmic Egg (1996).” - Mental Experience.

Artist: RED SQUARE
Title: Rare and Lost 70s Recordings
Format: LP
Label: Mental Experience
Country: Spain
Price: $27.00
“Ultra-rare recordings by 70s UK avant-rockers Red Square, the missing link between original free-noise practitioners like AMM, Nihilist Spasm Band, and Peter Brotzmann and post-no wavers à la The Blue Humans, Borbetomagus, Fushitsusha, and The Dead C. Named after the early Soviet Constructivists, Red Square is a pioneering free-improvising, avant-rock band. They bridged the worlds of psychedelic rock, noise, and avant-jazz, and many of the techniques and approaches to music that they helped to pioneer have become common practice today. Predating Sonic Youth by seven years, Last Exit by a decade, and Mats Gustafssons The Thing by 25, their railing aural assaults were once considered too extreme for commercial release. Formed in Southend-On-Sea in 1974 by guitar player Ian Staples (fresh from gigging at the Middle Earth club with Ginger Johnsons African Drummers and sharing stages with Pink Floyd and Marc Bolan among others), bass clarinet/sax player Jon Seagroatt, and free-jazz drummer Roger Telford, their unusual sound was an amalgam of jazz, improv, and avant-rock, fueled by the loud electric guitar of Ian Staples, whose style has been described as a "revolutionary blend of Hendrix and Beefheart, with the sonic palettes of Derek Bailey and Stockhausen." Stapless atonal guitar riffs referenced metal without ever becoming metal. Red Square shared stages with Henry Cow, Lol Coxhill, David Toop, and National Health, and they were also involved with Music For Socialism. But their extreme sound and attitude were too much for both audience and record companies. The band imploded in 1978 with only two ultra-rare private cassette releases as their only legacy. In 2008, they reformed again and theyre still playing and recording as of 2016. Rare and Lost 70s Recordings includes a complete never-before-heard heavy studio session from 1978 plus a thunderous live set opening for fellow "rock in opposition" mavens Henry Cow, recorded in perfect sound quality in 1976. Remastered by original member Jon Seagroatt (who is playing/touring with 70s pagan-folk gods Comus and Current 93 at the time of this release). Includes insert with liner notes and photos. Released in collaboration with Steve Krakow of Chicagos Galactic Zoo magazine and Galactic Archive imprint.” - Mental Experience.

Artist: RED SQUARE
Title: Rare and Lost 70s Recordings
Format: CD
Label: Mental Experience
Country: Spain
Price: $18.00
"Ultra-rare recordings by 70s UK avant-rockers Red Square, the missing link between original free-noise practitioners like AMM, Nihilist Spasm Band, and Peter Brotzmann and post-no wavers à la The Blue Humans, Borbetomagus, Fushitsusha, and The Dead C. Named after the early Soviet Constructivists, Red Square is a pioneering free-improvising, avant-rock band. They bridged the worlds of psychedelic rock, noise, and avant-jazz, and many of the techniques and approaches to music that they helped to pioneer have become common practice today. Predating Sonic Youth by seven years, Last Exit by a decade, and Mats Gustafssons The Thing by 25, their railing aural assaults were once considered too extreme for commercial release. Formed in Southend-On-Sea in 1974 by guitar player Ian Staples (fresh from gigging at the Middle Earth club with Ginger Johnsons African Drummers and sharing stages with Pink Floyd and Marc Bolan among others), bass clarinet/sax player Jon Seagroatt, and free-jazz drummer Roger Telford, their unusual sound was an amalgam of jazz, improv, and avant-rock, fueled by the loud electric guitar of Ian Staples, whose style has been described as a "revolutionary blend of Hendrix and Beefheart, with the sonic palettes of Derek Bailey and Stockhausen." Stapless atonal guitar riffs referenced metal without ever becoming metal. Red Square shared stages with Henry Cow, Lol Coxhill, David Toop, and National Health, and they were also involved with Music For Socialism. But their extreme sound and attitude were too much for both audience and record companies. The band imploded in 1978 with only two ultra-rare private cassette releases as their only legacy. In 2008, they reformed again and theyre still playing and recording as of 2016. Rare and Lost 70s Recordings includes a complete never-before-heard heavy studio session from 1978 plus a thunderous live set opening for fellow "rock in opposition" mavens Henry Cow, recorded in perfect sound quality in 1976. Remastered by original member Jon Seagroatt (who is playing/touring with 70s pagan-folk gods Comus and Current 93 at the time of this release). Includes insert with liner notes and photos. Released in collaboration with Steve Krakow of Chicagos Galactic Zoo magazine and Galactic Archive imprint." - Mental Experience.

Artist: REQUIEM
Title: For A World After
Format: LP
Label: Mental Experience
Country: Spain
Price: $27.00
"Includes download code. Mental Experience present the first ever reissue of Requiems For A World After, originally released in 1981. Dark, progressive, synth ambient meets Berlin-School sounds on this obscure kraut album, which "tells the story of a world annihilation through nuclear war." For A World After is full of delayed psychedelic electric guitar, effects, cold drum machines, waves of analog keyboards (Korg MS20, Casiotone 201, Crumar DS-2, Jupiter-4), and cosmic atmosphere. George Speckert is a conceptual electronic composer based in Hannover, but of North American origin. Working as a music teacher in Germany in the 70s, he started to write and produce music in his spare time, inspired by the European rock and electronic scenes of the time (Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, Jean Michel Jarre, Emerson Lake & Palmer, etc.) He met another American expat, David Cassidy, who ran a small record label/studio - thats when Requiem started to take form. A chance meeting with a terrific guitar player named Massimo Grandi, led to Massimo adding some amazing electric guitar to the album. After six months, For A World After was released in a privately-pressed edition of 1000 on the small, Daviton label. RIYL: Klaus Schulze, Tangerine Dream, Conrad Schnitzler, Moebius, Popol Vuh, Metronic Underground, Rüdiger Lorenz, Michael Bundt, Wolfgang Bock, Michael Hoenig, Rolf Trostel, Pina. Master tape sound; Insert with liner notes and photos." - Mental Experience.

Artist: REQUIEM
Title: For A World After
Format: CD
Label: Mental Experience
Country: Sweden
Price: $18.00
"Mental Experience present the first ever reissue of Requiems For A World After, originally released in 1981. Dark, progressive, synth ambient meets Berlin-School sounds on this obscure kraut album, which "tells the story of a world annihilation through nuclear war." For A World After is full of delayed psychedelic electric guitar, effects, cold drum machines, waves of analog keyboards (Korg MS20, Casiotone 201, Crumar DS-2, Jupiter-4), and cosmic atmosphere. George Speckert is a conceptual electronic composer based in Hannover, but of North American origin. Working as a music teacher in Germany in the 70s, he started to write and produce music in his spare time, inspired by the European rock and electronic scenes of the time (Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, Jean Michel Jarre, Emerson Lake & Palmer, etc.) He met another American expat, David Cassidy, who ran a small record label/studio - thats when Requiem started to take form. A chance meeting with a terrific guitar player named Massimo Grandi, led to Massimo adding some amazing electric guitar to the album. After six months, For A World After was released in a privately-pressed edition of 1000 on the small, Daviton label. RIYL: Klaus Schulze, Tangerine Dream, Conrad Schnitzler, Moebius, Popol Vuh, Metronic Underground, Rüdiger Lorenz, Michael Bundt, Wolfgang Bock, Michael Hoenig, Rolf Trostel, Pina. Master tape sound; Insert with liner notes and photos." - Mental Experience.

Artist: TYLL
Title: Sexphonie
Format: CD
Label: Mental Experience
Country: Spain
Price: $18.00
"Mental Experience presents the first ever reissue of Sexphonie (1975) by Tyll. Highly inventive kraut-psych album (heavy on the "psych") related to Eulenspygel. Sexphonie offers a mix of acid-rock, hard-psych, polit-rock and progressive/ folky sounds with some eastern influences. Features great studio production and outstanding guitar playing courtesy of Teflon Fonfara. Tyll was formed when Teflon was approached by Kerston Records with the intention of releasing a krautrock album. Teflons previous group was not active at that moment, so he assembled a new studio band featuring members and friends of Eulenspygel. Shrouded in mystery until now, Tylls Sexphonie is a krautrock curiosity that almost never happened, and it was all created within a matter of weeks from inception of the band through to the finished LP. The story is similar to that of the legendary Mammut, with an ad-hoc band brought together and given total freedom to do whatever they wanted. Tyll can be seen as the illegitimate step-sister to Eulenspygel, and there was much controversy and even legal action involved and some rivalry between the two bands, especially as Tyll had poached Eulenspygel drummer Günter Klinger. Yet, whereas Eulenspygel had pretty much now lost the plot by 1973, Tylls sole LP was one of those surprisingly creative gems of the mid 1970s that, to the few that knew it, was a welcome breath of fresh air. "Truly wonderful and extremely little known krautrock released on the Kerston label with something of a widely variable and fascinating approach." - Mutant Sounds RIYL: Floh De Cologne, Franz K, Alcatraz Includes insert with liner notes by Alan Freeman (The Crack In The Cosmic Egg) plus reproduction of the rare original booklet /comic." - Mental Experience.

Artist: TYLL
Title: Sexphonie
Format: LP
Label: Mental Experience
Country: Spain
Price: $27.00
“Mental Experience presents the first ever reissue of Sexphonie (1975) by Tyll. Highly inventive kraut-psych album (heavy on the "psych") related to Eulenspygel. Sexphonie offers a mix of acid-rock, hard-psych, polit-rock and progressive/ folky sounds with some eastern influences. Features great studio production and outstanding guitar playing courtesy of Teflon Fonfara. Tyll was formed when Teflon was approached by Kerston Records with the intention of releasing a krautrock album. Teflons previous group was not active at that moment, so he assembled a new studio band featuring members and friends of Eulenspygel. Shrouded in mystery until now, Tylls Sexphonie is a krautrock curiosity that almost never happened, and it was all created within a matter of weeks from inception of the band through to the finished LP. The story is similar to that of the legendary Mammut, with an ad-hoc band brought together and given total freedom to do whatever they wanted. Tyll can be seen as the illegitimate step-sister to Eulenspygel, and there was much controversy and even legal action involved and some rivalry between the two bands, especially as Tyll had poached Eulenspygel drummer Günter Klinger. Yet, whereas Eulenspygel had pretty much now lost the plot by 1973, Tylls sole LP was one of those surprisingly creative gems of the mid 1970s that, to the few that knew it, was a welcome breath of fresh air. "Truly wonderful and extremely little known krautrock released on the Kerston label with something of a widely variable and fascinating approach." - Mutant Sounds RIYL: Floh De Cologne, Franz K, Alcatraz Includes insert with liner notes by Alan Freeman (The Crack In The Cosmic Egg) plus reproduction of the rare original booklet /comic.” - Mental Experience.

Artist: V/A
Title: Cologne Curiosities: The Unknown Krautrock Underground 1972-1976
Format: Double LP
Label: Mental Experience
Country: Spain
Price: $35.00
"The Nuggets (1972) of krautrock, Cologne Curiosities collects for the first time on vinyl, all the otherwise unpublished/un-reissued material that originally appeared on the three Unknown Deutschland - The Krautrock Archive CDs released on Virgin in 1996. These CD only releases were originally compiled by Trevor Manwaring (Paratactile, Impetus, Virgin, Harmonia Mundi) from tapes supplied to him by Toby Robinson. Toby, aka The Mad Twiddler, aka Genius P. Orridge, is well-known to krautrock collectors as one of a number of engineers working at Stockhausens WDR and Dierks Studio in Cologne in the mid-1970s, where he assisted on recordings by many famous kraut bands such as Can, Birth Control, Mythos and Dzyan. The recordings included here were made between 1972 and 1976 using studios in and around Cologne, produced by Toby Robinson for his own amusement. Bands would come in for practice sessions, to record demos, and during slack periods, impromptu jams would happen. Most of these sessions were recorded by Toby, and they feature Toby himself plus a revolving cast of friends and musicians (some of them apparently big kraut names under pseudonym). Including lost-in-time bands/studio projects like Astral Army, Fuerrote, Spirulina and Baal among others, the music here ranges from killer proto-new wave kraut psych to wild space rock, proto-ambient electronic, dark psychedelia and raw kosmische sounds with lots of analog synths/Moog. It was during that time in Cologne, that Toby, along with Fluxus artist Robin Page, gave birth to the mysterious and controversial Pyramid label, for which these tracks were originally made for. 24-bit domain remaster from the original master tapes. Insert with detailed liner notes by Alan Freeman (Ultima Thule, The Crack In The Cosmic Egg (2007)). Also features: Chronos, Neil Andersen and Ten To Zen. RIYL: Pink Floyd, Gila, Cluster, Hawkwind, Ash Ra Tempel, Amon Düül II, Popol Vuh, Cosmic Jokers." - Mental Experience.

Artist: V/A
Title: Cologne Curiosities: The Unknown Krautrock Underground 1972-1976
Format: CD
Label: Mental Experience
Country: Spain
Price: $18.00
"The Nuggets (1972) of krautrock, Cologne Curiosities collects for the first time on vinyl, all the otherwise unpublished/un-reissued material that originally appeared on the three Unknown Deutschland - The Krautrock Archive CDs released on Virgin in 1996. These CD only releases were originally compiled by Trevor Manwaring (Paratactile, Impetus, Virgin, Harmonia Mundi) from tapes supplied to him by Toby Robinson. Toby, aka The Mad Twiddler, aka Genius P. Orridge, is well-known to krautrock collectors as one of a number of engineers working at Stockhausens WDR and Dierks Studio in Cologne in the mid-1970s, where he assisted on recordings by many famous kraut bands such as Can, Birth Control, Mythos and Dzyan. The recordings included here were made between 1972 and 1976 using studios in and around Cologne, produced by Toby Robinson for his own amusement. Bands would come in for practice sessions, to record demos, and during slack periods, impromptu jams would happen. Most of these sessions were recorded by Toby, and they feature Toby himself plus a revolving cast of friends and musicians (some of them apparently big kraut names under pseudonym). Including lost-in-time bands/studio projects like Astral Army, Fuerrote, Spirulina and Baal among others, the music here ranges from killer proto-new wave kraut psych to wild space rock, proto-ambient electronic, dark psychedelia and raw kosmische sounds with lots of analog synths/Moog. It was during that time in Cologne, that Toby, along with Fluxus artist Robin Page, gave birth to the mysterious and controversial Pyramid label, for which these tracks were originally made for. 24-bit domain remaster from the original master tapes. Insert with detailed liner notes by Alan Freeman (Ultima Thule, The Crack In The Cosmic Egg (2007)). Also features: Chronos, Neil Andersen and Ten To Zen. RIYL: Pink Floyd, Gila, Cluster, Hawkwind, Ash Ra Tempel, Amon Düül II, Popol Vuh, Cosmic Jokers." - Mental Experience.

Artist: FRANCE
Title: Do Den Haag Church
Format: LP
Label: Mental Groove
Country: Switzerland
Price: $27.00
"Mental Groove presents a vinyl reissue Do Den Haag Church from France. Originally released on CD in 2009. The recording is raw and the mastering is fat. The first two pressings made in 2014 and 2015 were distributed confidentially and during the numerous live performances of the band. This pressing features brand new artwork. "France is a French trio that uses drums, bass and amplified hurdy-gurdy. They only perform live, in the middle of the audience - turned to face each other - full on smoke machines and strobes. They play only one song for the duration of their hour-long set. And its the most transfixing live experience of intense physical and mental focus. The distorted hurdy-gurdy plugs Frances sound into the countrys history of folk music and popular festivities, of communal trance and immersive pleasure. The rhythmic basis is pretty much the same throughout the whole set. One doesnt need to actually be tripping balls for the auditory illusions to start coming thick and fast. Those whove stayed for the whole duration of their performances know theyve shared something, however disparate the phantom forms each might have discerned in the midst of the howls and groans. Gigs like this you leave feeling youre not quite the same person who went in, even though youd be hard-pressed to pinpoint precisely what has changed." - David McKenna (The Quietus).

Artist: SPACEMEN 3
Title: Live at the New Morning, Geneva, Switzerland, 18.05.1989
Format: LP
Label: Mental Groove
Country: Switzerland
Price: $22.00
Second pressing (regular cardboard edition). "We all know and love Spacemen 3. Mental Groove have been exchanging this recording for 30 years and thought it was about time to release it properly. So instead of dealing with the impossible task of finding the words to describe how amazing this record is, lets just hear what Sonic Boom has to say about the release: "I seem to remember this show more distinctly than most, and always did. Spacemen 3 was a band not overly loved in their day. It was tough, or at least uneasy. Musically people thought we were some sort of twisted joke. Which in some ways we were. You needed to be bloody-minded to make this music at that time. The set presented here, is as it was .... except the show was twice this length. We tuned and smoked for almost as long as we played. And then our disenfranchise moment, installed to filter the wheat from the chaff in our audiences -- the sprawling SUICIDE wheeled out here in a long, mischievous version. We slipped away mid-song amongst much fog and dry ice. With taped-down keys and feeding-back guitars propped against our speaker cabs, keeping the song pulsating and screaming. Disappearing back down to the already too-familiar dressing room. We rolled large smokes and cracked fresh drinks. And finally after an extended break, re-appeared on stage. Not to wind down as normal at that juncture, but to re-fire up the piece for a further onslaught. Extending the maelstrom as bloody-mindedly as we could. We always sensed when we were unwanted .... which was most the time we left the cozy confines of our white sprinter van. Never get out of the van .... fucking tigers! But then again .... maybe .... just maybe .... and its only a maybe .... maybe I dont remember a thing." --Sonic Boom, 2014; Recorded from the mixing desk. Includes liner notes by Sonic Boom." - Mental Groove.

Artist: V/A
Title: Forty Minutes and Eleven Seconds
Format: LP
Label: Merce Cunningham Company
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"Limited-edition vinyl LP created for the remaining performances of the Merce Cunningham Company during their precedent-setting Legacy Tour. The record contains never-before-heard recordings of works by Merce Cunningham Dance Companys Music Committee, Takehisa Kosugi, Christian Wolff, John King, and David Behrman and MCDCs Music Coordinator, Jesse Stiles. These pieces were recorded live over the course of the Legacy Tour using a variety of acoustic and electronic instruments. Forty minutes and eleven seconds pressed onto translucent red vinyl in a hand-numbered edition of 500." - Merce Cunningham Company.

Artist: FRY, MARK
Title: Dreaming With Alice
Format: LP
Label: Merlins Nose
Country: Germany
Price: $25.00
"Merlins Nose Records present a reissue of Mark Frys Dreaming With Alice, originally released in 1972. Dreaming With Alice was already an obscurity by the time of its release. Recorded by a 19 year old Mark Fry for an Italian sub label of RCA, it presented a beautifully naive kind of psychedelic folk similar to what the Incredible String Band laid down at the same time just a bit more straight forwarded. Young Mark enchants his listeners with dreamy vocal melodies of utter beauty which create an outmost peaceful atmosphere. The picturesque tunes take the listener on a trip out to the English countryside, on a gentle and warm spring morning, and into a fairytale world. You might get lost within this colorful dream and not be willing to return to grey reality anymore, but this music burns as the flame of love within your heart. The direction, despite all psychedelic elements, is definitely determined by British folk music of the 60s and 70s. One charmingly odd aspect of the album is that the title track has been split up over the whole album as short sections flanking the longer tunes. Mark Fry plays his acid folk from the bottom of his soul without thinking about satisfying the demands of the mainstream audience. Dreaming With Alice is intriguing, keen, and absolutely one of a kind, with a mood changing from rainy days to sunny mornings out in the meadows. Original copies in good condition go for about 1600 Euros, so a reissue is welcome among fans of totally psyched-out music, with mostly acoustic instrumentation and vocals. A must have for all fans of acid folk from the late 60s to the early 70s era. RIYL: Perry Leopold, Incredible String Band, Steeleye Span, Woods Band, Pentangle." - Merlins Nose.

Artist: GULAAB
Title: Ritt durch den Hades
Format: CD
Label: Merlins Nose
Country: Germany
Price: $18.00
"Ultra-rare lost psychedelic Kraut-folk from 1979. First time on CD and LP. Taken from the original master tapes. "Gulaab" means "rose" in the Nepalese language. Gulaab is a German virtuoso on the acoustic guitar who served three years as an after-dinner musician in a luxury restaurant in Nepal, playing for an amazing number of well-known personalities of the 20th century during the early 70s. This was a strongly-influential experience that shaped his musical expression big-time, but also let him become an open-minded spirit. Ritt durch den Hades is the result of his experimentation with sounds, atmospheres and a multitude of styles in traditional music from Latin to Eastern Asian elements. It was first released in 1979, vanishing into obscurity soon after, waiting to be rediscovered by a more open-minded generation of music lovers now. Traditionalists be forewarned: This mystic grail of 70s "Kraut folk" stands far out from the average folk and singer/songwriter stuff, combining guitar harmonies of the highest order with a cosmic drone that backs up the hypnotizing picking and trippy swirls of sounds. This album is in fact more like a musical journey than just a piece of music, taking you from secret sacrificial altars in the Andes to the ceremonial places of the ancient Himalayan population with a short stopover for a little "joint venture" in the musical space-centers of highly flown-out German originators like Ash Ra Tempel/Manuel Göttsching, Popul Vuh/Florian Fricke, Witthusser & Westrupp, Bröselmaschine, Dom or Deuter. Now take a ride through Hades with Gulaab." - Merlins Noise.

Artist: HICKORY WIND
Title: S/T
Format: CD
Label: Merry Go Round
Country: Korea
Price: $20.00
"This Indiana based band released only a handful of copy which full of variety with psychedelic tunes. Sounds much alike the acid rock era of The Byrds & Buffalo Springfield. Also this reissue features 4 bonus tracks of B.F Trike which founded by three members after disbanded Hickory Wind." Packaged in a high quality mini-LP style gatefold jacket, with insert, Limited to 1000 copies. "-Merry Go Round
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Artist: PHEW
Title: Light Sleep
Format: LP
Label: Mesh-Key
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
"Propulsive rhythms from early drum machines, whirring electronics and dreamlike vocals make for a jaw-dropping late-career masterpiece from legendary Japanese musician Phew, recorded solo at Phews home in Tokyo.

Phews career began in the late 1970s as lead singer of Osaka punk group Aunt Sally (whose only full-length was released by Vanity Records in 1979). Ryuichi Sakamoto produced her first solo release in 1980, a two-song single, and in 1981 Pass Records released her debut album, a bonafide classic recorded with original Can members Holger Czukay and Jaki Liebezeit at Conny Planks studio in Germany. Shes forged a singular path over the past thirty-plus years, collaborating with folks from DAF, Einstürzende Neubauten, Boredoms, Anton Fier, Bill Laswell and more. Its borderline sacrilegious to compare an artist as unique as Phew with anyone else, but for those unfamiliar with her work, “Light Sleep” might be described as a more animated Nico singing (in Japanese) for early Suicide.

Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at D+M, Berlin. Full color jackets and inserts. 40 minutes running time. Edition of 500." - Mesh-Key.
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Artist: YURA YURA TEIKOKU
Title: NA.MA.SHI.BI.RE.NA.MA.ME.MA.I.
Format: CD
Label: Mesh-Key
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"Available for the first time outside Japan, This 2003 hour-plus live recording captures (Yura Yura Teikoku) at the height of their powers" - Mesh Key. ⿿From Japan springs forth the greatest band in the world, Yura Yura Teikoku. I have profound love and respect for this band⿿s music and I hope it brings you as much joy as it has brought me.⿝ - Michio Kurihara, THE STARS/GHOST/DAMON&NAOMI guitarist. ⿿Yura Yura Teikoku is Japan⿿s sensational, psychedelic, pop-noise explosion that Western ears have never heard. The sheer amount of noise generated by these three mere men has become stuff of legend in Japan: only Yura Yura Teikoku could pull together a sound this brutal, this large and make it into something this meaningful, this unique.⿝ - W.D. Marx, THE FADER.

Artist: YURA YURA TEIKOKU
Title: Soft Death
Format: 12"
Label: Mesh-Key
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"A brand new 12-inch EP from veteran Japanese psych rock legends YURA YURA TEIKOKU. The A-side is a pounding long mix of the song "Soft Death" from the bands Sweet Spot album. The B-side features an exclusive remix of "It Was A Robot," along with a "Soft Death" instrumental mix. The bands ecstatic pop/pysch sound has been embraced by both rock and dance music fans alike. Limited to 500 copies." - Mesh Key.
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Artist: MESMER
Title: Kensho
Format: 7"
Label: Mesmer
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
Restock of cool San Francisco free-rock with an experimental Twisted Village vibe. Limited to 300 copies with handpainted, 1-of-a-kind photograph adorned sleeves.

Artist: 12 MINUTES AT THE HOT CLUB MURPHY
Title: s/t
Format: 7"
Label: Messthetics
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
"a limited edition of 457 reissue of a Rosetta Stone rarity from 1982: adventurous, subtly-hued pop art from an all-star line-up of post-Homosexuals / This Heat / Rock in Opposition squat savants. The full story is more complicated – and exponentially richer (as is the music!), but heres a short version, in the words of Rob Storey, the one constant in 30-plus years of Murphy variations - Federation Murphy, Orchestre Murphy, The Murphy Love Experience, Murphy Patrol, Murphy Working Stiffs, Laboratoires Murphy, etc.: (musicians performing on the EP appear in boldface):

"We had made a start as the Good For Nothings in about 77/78 and played sort of punk rock music with a line-up of Catherine OSullivan, Bing Selfish, Rodrigo Lodwick, Seamus Luttman-Johnson, and Robert Storey. We soon got tired of the straitjacket of the punk sound and started trying other things, fake jazz, more theatrical elements, improvisation and performance deconstruction – which resulted in some extremely antagonistic audience reactions... "After making the first single Fed Up Skank / Slipping Past On The Inside, Bing was a semi-detached member of the Murphies anyway, and went on to make Selfish Works. Chris Gray, Jim Whelton, Ted Barrow (who had all been associated with the Homosexuals), Lepke Buchwalter, David Doyle and Joe Torres (who were Milk from Cheltenham), Janey Haggar (Nancy Sesay), and Mick Hobbs (The Work), amongst others, became part of the pool of people who would do gigs, tours or recording sessions. It was a loose arrangement of players by the time we made 12 minutes at the Hot Club Murphy."

In the meantime, Robs label Noise Method had at least six cassette releases in addition to the Murphy Federation single [NM1], the Hot Club Murphy 12" [NM6, 1982] and Selfish Works [NM8, though officially on El Frenzy, 1982], and thered also been several junkets to Barcelona that resulted in the Domestic Sampler – UMYU compilation [1981] and Bings Selfish Works (of whom and of which much more anon!). In addition to the Hot Club tracks that Chris Gray recorded at Surrey Sound, others were taped at This Heats legendary Cold Storage studio in Brixton with Pete Bullen. Mick Hobbs left The Work (to be replaced by Jim Welton/Amos) and went on to Officer!; Catherine OSullivan went on to Sally Patience (who were named for a Murphies song)… Anyway, Messthetics and Stewart Andersons [Boyracer+++] Milk and Alcohol label have reissued 12 Minutes at the Hot Club Murphy in its entirety as a 7" EP, limited to 457 numbered copies. The silkscreened sleeve reproduces the original front artwork (admitting there were many variations with different inks and cover stocks, and as the original screens and LetraSetting for the 12" wore out and were patched or replaced "on the fly")… There has never been musician credits until now. YouTube videos are online for Hiding in the Forest and The Encampment showing the originals and representative artwork from the 7" EPs."- Messthetics.

Artist: DRY RIB
Title: Whose Last Trickle
Format: CD
Label: Messthetics
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"D.I.Y. with a guitar-genius/nonsense poet only begins to explain Dry Rib and the projects that followed, but they were one of a tiny handful of D.I.Y./post-punk-era groups whod probably have sounded the same whether Punk had happened or not. And things only got cooler, odder, and more idiosyncratic as Rob Vaseys audio insurgency progressed. Ed Ball of O Level (and later the Times and Teenage Film Stars) saw Dry Rib first in late 1978 and promptly signed them to his new Clockwork label. He writes, Dry Rib were a late 70s three piece group of some indefinable power - not Powerful in the obvious sense, as in everyone slugging out the same riff... More the power of musical and lyrical imagination ... Rob Vaseys guitar style of blurred chord stylings coupled with continuous tremolo arm preempted My Bloody Valentine (or anyone else) by the best part of a decade. [He] wasnt like Eric Clapton or Paul Weller in way/shape/form ... Which could only be a good thing because, he superseded these fellows for sheer guitar innovation and songscapes that neither could even conceive of. Rob was ably supported by two equally intelligent musicians ? Andrew Goodwin (one of the best two drummers Ive ever played with - and that includes the so-called shit-hot session guys) and Mike Mullholland (who could make a Fender Precision sound like Entwistle, Matlock or a distressed horsefly!) Dry Ribs EP received heavy airplay from John Peel, who featured all three tracks: Quail Seed, Cruelty of the Victim and their epic Alaska (the latter and a demo of Quail Seed appear on Messthetics #102) and briskly sold through a thousand-odd copies at the beginning of D.I.Y.s golden age. They made several further trips to the studio, with no loss of intensity or inventiveness. Robs career next took a more fluid and improvisational turn in a series of collaborations with various members of the Times extended family, mostly under the flag of as, hem syrup (the name taken from a nonsense prose piece of Robs) and the lyrics grew even more fanciful. As with Dry Rib, theres no mistaking any of the material for anyone elses. Theres much more of Ed Balls account in his liner notes (including diary entries from the time) along with every surviving Dry Rib photo, lyrics, the usual daunting ephemera, and 20 songs and 75 minutes of music on the CD." - Messthetics

Artist: GODS GIFT
Title: Pathology: Manchester 1979-84
Format: CD
Label: Messthetics
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"From 1979 to 1984 other bands on the Manchester scene played larger roles, but sooner or later almost everyone who was there mentions Gods Gift -- in tones of awe or amazement. Heres where the rest of the world finds out what all the racket was about. The early Manchester scene was anchored by The Fall, Joy Division, a few straightahead punks, and the more idiosyncratic denizens of the Manchester Musicians Collective. And Gods Gift out-did them all -- in diffidence, darkness, pure feral energy and gleeful musical anarchy. Their successes were epic, but their failures, too, left indelible impressions. Guitarist Steve Murphy: If things were going wrong, wed make them go more wrong... Singer Steven Edwards once shouted out to a baffled London crowd, Wotcha dancing for? -- its tuneless, you pillock! This was no pose. As much as can be said of any band in rock history, Gods Gift were the product of their day jobs: Murphy, Edwards, and at least five others who played in GG all worked inside at Prestwich Asylum -- then the largest psychiatric hospital in the U.K. The hospitals grayness, hopelessness, and constant menace permeated not just GGs tunes and lyrics, but their very stage-presence -- Edwards in work-clothes, and Murphy playing (always!) with his back turned to some of the U.K.s least cuddly audiences. GG recorded a fight onstage and used it in place of lyrics for their self-released first 45, People. Gods Gift found a champion in New Hormones owner, Richard Boon, who booked the band and put out the 12" Gods Gift EP and their landmark Discipline single, but unfortunately, as New Hormones finances crumbled, Boons favorite track, Clamour Club, remained unreleased. Messthetics 17-song CD, Pathology, spans GGs career from 1979 to 1984, drawing material from their records, a Manchester Musicians Collective compilation, several demos and two full-length cassette albums. 12-page booklet with photos and extensive bio; 75 minutes of pounding, insistent, magnificent noise." -Messthetics

Artist: PERFORMING FERRETS
Title: No One Told Us
Format: CD
Label: Messthetics
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Twenty-eight songs from one of D.I.Y.s iconic bands, including most of their astonishingly scarce LP, which music-historian / journo / D.I.Y.- enthusiast Johan Kugelberg described as the most seminal LP to come out of DIY ... Fantastic over enthusiastic juvenilia of an almost supernatural beauty. Whether or not the name was ironic, The Performing Ferrets were very much a performing band -- whose songs clearly grew out of the way they interacted. A curious rhythm, an engaging riff, an arresting lyrical snippet, and frequently a Melodica tumble and writhe, ferretlike, into song / groove / experiments that stood unique on the indie post-punk scene. The Ferrets started out in Maidstone, Kent, in 1978 but they parlayed academic careers in Manchester, Portsmouth, Nottingham and Preston into appearances all over the U.K.. John Peel once lamented that every gig he did there seemed to be a Ferret there clutching a demo tape in its sweaty paw. 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. In Mandolin (performed on a detuned mandolin that sounds like a toy piano) they complain, The independent market / Is just a bring-and-buy sales ... God help those who do it small scale / Youve got to watch those pennies ... Youre bound to lose pounds / We just cant make money (oh no, oh no!) Their conclusion? Theyd just as soon give their records away for free (though the planned free flexi never happened). No One Told Us collects 28 tracks from 1980-82, although only three rather inscrutable tunes saw wide distribution back in the day on their lone Peel-championed 45. They also released two cassettes (perhaps 200 each) and 300 odd copies of their self-titled LP. After two years in Manchester the Ferrets wound down when two of them ended up in Miaow with Cath Carroll, another took over the editorship of Manchesters legendary City Fun, and a fourth got a doctorate in immunology. The complete sagas in the 12-page booklet, along with photos, artifacts, and almost 80 minutes of the Ferrets finest on the CD." - Messthetics
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Artist: V/A
Title: Messthetics #103 D.I.Y. 77-81 Midlands I
Format: CD
Label: Messthetics
Country: USA
Price: $12.50
"D.I.Y. and (very) indie postpunk from the Midlands, 77-81. The Messthetics #100-series hits the metal-weary Midlands, where it encounters a sparse but energetic rabble of (mostly) teens - happily raising their own musical racket, completely outside the mainstream music business. Faster, louder, and less arty than their D.I.Y. counterparts elsewhere in the U.K. Messthetics #103 collects rare tracks from the Versatile Newts [pre-Felt], Swell Maps, Prefects [pre-Nightingales], the Accused, Profile, Hardware [pre-Pigbag], Famous Explorers, School Meals, The Shapes, the Buzz, Domestic Bliss, Cracked Actors, Lester and the Brew, Human Cabbages, 021, and Cult Figures. Also selections from the first releases from Digital Dinosaurs, Spizzoil, Cravats, and Dangerous Girls. 22 songs on the CD plus four bonus MP3 tracks. Lavishly illustrated and documented 24-page booklet, with histories, photos and ephemera." - Messthetics
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Artist: V/A
Title: Messthetics #105 D.I.Y. 77-81 Scotland I
Format: CD
Label: Messthetics
Country: USA
Price: $12.50
"D.I.Y. and (very) indie post-punk from Scotland, 77-81. Messthetics first Scottish installment focuses on a brief, intense scene of ardently independent bands who got started rubbing shoulders with 1977 punk then paid no attention at all to London after that. (London returned the favor.) The sound was based on guitars of all sorts, ingeniously skewed melodies and unashamed local accents. Naturally, it all fell apart as soon as The Sound of Young Scotland became a marketable commodity, but they left behind a rich cache of lost alternative hits. Plenty of traditional D.I.Y., too... 24 songs on the CD plus nine bonus MP3 tracks. 90 minutes of music. 24-page booklet, lovingly documented with histories & photos galore. Messthetics #105 features rarities by Fire Engines, Scrotum Poles, 35mm Dreams, The Exile, Commercials, Fakes, Metropak, Tony Pilley, Visitors, Article 58, Radio Ghosts, Rapid Dance, Strutz, Vertical Smiles, Restricted Code, Brills, Rhythm Method, Hes Dead Jim, Friction and Paul Reekie. Unreleased first recordings by Dirty Reds [who became the Fire Engines], 35mm Dreams, Jazzateers, International Spys [pre-Radio Ghosts, Wee Cherubs, Bachelor Pad] and Edinburghs legendary Ettes. Plus other never-before-released material from the Scrotum Poles, Commercials, Tony Pilley, Article 58, Radio Ghosts, Vertical Smiles, and Restricted Code..." -Messthetics.
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Artist: V/A
Title: Messthetics #106 The Manchester Musicians Collective
Format: CD
Label: Messthetics
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"...1977-1982. Messthetics first visit to Manchester surveys the most successful and innovative of Britains post-punk-era musicians collectives. The MMCs most famous spawn were obviously The Fall (who first played at an MMC meeting) and Joy Division (who loaned their P.A.), but the MMCs emphasis on public performance and its egalitarian ethic of shared gear, expertise, and, frequently, band-members, affected and inspired future stars and faintest sparks alike to create an unparalleled range of truly alternative sounds. Twenty-one songs on the CD plus five bonus MP3 tracks. 80+ minutes of music. 24-page booklet, extensively documented with histories, photos and artifacts. Messthetics #106 features songs by the Mud Hutters, Gods Gift, Dislocation Dance, Elti-Fits, Diagram Brothers, The Liggers, The Passage, Bee Vamp, Spherical Objects, Grow-Up, Contact, Slight Seconds, Armed Force, the Manchester Mekon, The Spurtz, and never-released tracks by The Elite, The Hamsters, Manchester Mekon, Bee Vamp, and Property Of (Messthetics fans will also note an unusual concentration of women-in-charge, unorthodox effects, provocative lyrics, wildly varied electronics and general non-punk stylings)." -Messthetics

Artist: V/A
Title: Messthetics #107: D.I.Y. 78-81 London III
Format: CD
Label: Messthetics
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Messthetics returns to London - mostly to a handful of Tube-stops along the Central and Northern Lines. #107 also includes a special 7-band, 6-page feature on the legendary Dining Out label. Rough-edged new wave wonders, scrappy D.I.Y.-punk, ear-boggling home experiments - and the usual quota of accidental pop from fifth-form teens, art-school grads and committed hippies. Some recorded in actual studios, others on stand-alone cassette-decks placed just so on the squat- or church-hall floor. With ex-members of Spitfire Boys, Tax Exiles and Flying Lizards; others went on to Weekend, Alien Sex Fiend, A Certain Ratio, 400 Blows, Alabama 3, Celestial, Afro Celt Sound System, Fraff, Late Night Poker, and ..and the Native Hipsters. Plus 5 bands that got their start at Raynes Park High School for Boys, Morden. Messthetics #107 features obscure vinyl sides from Disco Zombies, Demon Preacher, Jelly Babies, Six Minute War, Stepping Talk, Occult Chemistry, The Patterns, 49 Americans, Avocados, Methodishca Tune, Jangletties, Stolen Power, Flags, The Steppes, The Insex, The Milkmen, Design for Living, Twilight Zoners, and Club Tango. Unreleased material from Disco Zombies, Buddy Hernia & the Rickets, Twilight Zoners, Milkmen, and the White Brothers. 23 songs on the CD plus 7 bonus MP3 tracks: 90+ minutes of music. 24-page booklet, extensively documented with histories, photos and artifacts." -Messthetics

Artist: V/A
Title: Messthetics #108: South Coast D.I.Y. 77-81
Format: CD
Label: Messthetics
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"D.I.Y. and (very) indie postpunk from the South Coast 1977-81 (vol. 1: Bournemouth-to-Brighton). Throughout the age of Punk and postpunk the English music press, the major labels, and the established indies ignored the South Coast with surprising thoroughness. Their neglect blurred lines between potential chart acts, Rough Trade prospects, and deliberate D.I.Y., so that the South Coast scenes (while still insular) remained highly varied, while D.I.Y. became less a choice than a necessity. Except for the Mods, hardly anyone put out records on their own, so instead the best documents of South Coast postpunk were a handful of excellent local compilations and a raft of barely-circulated tapes -- that account for a majority of the tracks here. Messthetics purists may note with alarm that almost every band on #108 had a proper drum-kit (sacrilege!) and also performed regularly in public. Still, there are Messthetics sounds of all species on #108 -- and its our most generous selection yet! 24 songs on the CD plus 10 bonus MP3s and a video: 110 minutes of music; 28-page booklet, extensively documented with histories, photos and artifacts." -Messthetics

Artist: V/A
Title: Messthetics Greatest HISS: Classics Of U.K...
Format: CD
Label: Messthetics
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"...Cassette Culture D.I.Y.: 1979-1982 (Volume 1). An introduction to the D.I.Y. cassette scene 1979-84. The U.K.s original cassette-scene hosted some of the most inept shambling in the history of recorded music, but there was no shortage of musical genius, either (be that accidental or otherwise). From endless bedrooms filled with home-made gadgets, Woolworths guitars, Casios and soldering fumes, came sounds both stunningly simple and sophisticated -- and vastly more varied than anything on vinyl. These artists seldom made more than 100 copies of their cassettes and typically circulated them for free, with untold thousands of tapes changing hands through the Royal Post. Messthetics new series samples the more, er, musical sides of the scene (lots of cool electronics, but no ambient or industrial -- and everythings under 5 minutes!): Here is D.I.Y. at its most liberated. Twenty-five tracks on the CD plus five bonus MP3s. 90+ minutes of music. 24-page booklet, crammed with histories, photos, artifacts and an essay from Mick Sinclair, who wrote the original Cassette Pets column for Sounds. Messthetics Greatest Hiss features the superstars of cassette culture and plenty of others: The Jelly Babies, Danny & the Dressmakers, Storm Bugs, Colin Potter, Event Group, The Get, Instant Automatons, Missing Persons, Gravity Craze, Farming Jim & his Hepcat Groovstas, 391, The Chromosomes, Mike Jones, The Living Dead no. 5, Digital Dinosaurs, The Twizlers, Aconite, Casual Labourers (Bendle and other DIY heavies), Midnight Circus, Milkshake Melon, Funhouse, Cultural Amnesia, Stripey Zebras, Chimp Eats Bananas (pre-Chumbawamba!) and Dean Johnson." -Messthetics
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Artist: RADIGUE, ELIANE
Title: Biogenesis
Format: 3" CD
Label: Metamkine
Country: France
Price: $10.00
Part of the Cinema Pour LOreille series. Out of print, 1996 release. "Musique concrete realised in 1973. Digital mastering at Centre International de Recherche Musicale de Nice. First performed March 6th 1974 at Phill Niblocks in New York." - liner notes.

Artist: DE LAET, JORIS
Title: SEM etc
Format: Triple LP Box Set
Label: Metaphon
Country: Belgium
Price: $65.00
Edition of 300. Comes in a hardboard linen box with 22-page booklet and large poster with score. “Joris de Laet (Belgium, 1947) is a fully autodidact composer of electroacoustic music. Between 1972 and 1975 he worked at the IPEM along with Lucien Goethals and Karel Goeyvaerts and in 1973 he founded the SEM (Studio for Experimental Music) where he organised plenty of group sessions, live performances, lectures,... De Laets work is adventurous, complex and difficult to classify, due to many interesting contrasts in his style and approach - academic vs intuitive, modern composition vs free improvisation, acoustic vs electronic, sound vs noise,...



This selection of his early recordings (1972-1979) represents an overview of his intriguingly radical and highly personal work which includes solo tape experiments, live electronics with Karel Goeyvaerts and group performances with experimental instrumentalists from the SEM ensemble : Pieter Kuyl (chapmanstick), Leo Verheyen (trombone), Paul Adriaenssens (flute and amplified objects), Maurice Verstuyft (flute).



All material has been mastered from the original tapes and is previously unreleased.” - Metaphon.

Artist: DE LAET, JORIS
Title: SEM etc
Format: Triple CD Box Set
Label: Metaphon
Country: Belgium
Price: $32.00
Edition of 300. Comes in a hardboard linen box with 46-page booklet. “Joris de Laet (Belgium, 1947) is a fully autodidact composer of electroacoustic music. Between 1972 and 1975 he worked at the IPEM along with Lucien Goethals and Karel Goeyvaerts and in 1973 he founded the SEM (Studio for Experimental Music) where he organised plenty of group sessions, live performances, lectures,... De Laets work is adventurous, complex and difficult to classify, due to many interesting contrasts in his style and approach - academic vs intuitive, modern composition vs free improvisation, acoustic vs electronic, sound vs noise,...



This selection of his early recordings (1972-1979) represents an overview of his intriguingly radical and highly personal work which includes solo tape experiments, live electronics with Karel Goeyvaerts and group performances with experimental instrumentalists from the SEM ensemble : Pieter Kuyl (chapmanstick), Leo Verheyen (trombone), Paul Adriaenssens (flute and amplified objects), Maurice Verstuyft (flute).



All material has been mastered from the original tapes and is previously unreleased.” - Metaphon.

Artist: IPEM
Title: Institute for Psychoacoustic and Electronic Music: 50 Years of Electronic and Electroacoustic Music at the Ghent University
Format: Triple LP/Book/Double CD Box Set
Label: Metaphon
Country: Belgium
Price: $135.00
"Edition of 300 copies. In commemoration of IPEM’s 50th anniversary, Metaphon presents next to the recently released CD edition (2 CDs with lavishy illustrated 88 page book) a deluxe vinyl edition containing 3 LPs with the book and the 2 CDs (same material as the LPs) all housed in a hardboard linen LP box. From the huge archive of IPEM recordings a selection was made featuring works by Lucien Goethals, Didier Gazelle, Louis De Meester, David Van de Woestijne, Stefan Beyst, Helmut Lachenmann, Boudewijn Buckinx, Karel Goeyvaerts, Emmanuel Van Weerst, Peter Beyls, Raoul De Smet, Frank Nuyts, Ricardo Mandolini, Peter Schuback, Stephen Montague and Yves Knockaert. All tracks were recorded at the IPEM studio and mastered from the original tapes. Most tracks are previously unreleased.The absolute freedom of thought, together with the availability of new technology for sound recording, sound manipulation and sound distribution formed a fertile soil for the production of electroacoustic music at the IPEM in Ghent. The music is radical in many ways, both in terms of composition and in the use of sounds and their combinations. The music ignores traditional structures and emerging phenomena such as tonality and meter and replaces them with other structural principles based on sound transformations and gestures." -Metaphon.
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Artist: IPEM
Title: Institute for Psychoacoustic and Electronic Music: 50 Years of Electronic and Electroacoustic Music at the Ghent University
Format: Double CD/Book
Label: Metaphon
Country: Belgium
Price: $38.00
Edition of 700, with 88 page booklet. “From the huge archive of IPEM recordings a selection was made featuring works by Lucien Goethals, Didier Gazelle, Louis De Meester, David Van de Woestijne, Stefan Beyst, Helmut Lachenmann, Boudewijn Buckinx, Karel Goeyvaerts, Emmanuel Van Weerst, Peter Beyls, Raoul De Smet, Frank Nuyts, Ricardo Mandolini, Peter Schuback, Stephen Montague and Yves Knockaert. All tracks were recorded at the IPEM studio and mastered from the original tapes. Most tracks are previously unreleased.
The absolute freedom of thought, together with the availability of new technology for sound recording, sound manipulation and sound distribution formed a fertile soil for the production of electroacoustic music at the IPEM in Ghent. The music is radical in many ways, both in terms of composition and in the use of sounds and their combinations. The music ignores traditional structures and emerging phenomena such as tonality and meter and replaces them with other structural principles based on sound transformations and gestures.” - Metaphon.

Artist: OOSTERLYNCK, BAUDOUIN
Title: 1975-1978
Format: 4LP Box Set
Label: Metaphon
Country: Belgium
Price: $172.00
Hardboard linen LP box contains 4 LPs with separate covers and a 34-page booklet with notes and photos from B.O. Signed and numbered edition of 300 copies.

Artist: OOSTERLYNCK, BAUDOUIN
Title: 1975-1978
Format: 4CD Box Set
Label: Metaphon
Country: Belgium
Price: $85.00
Hardboard linen CD box contains 4 digipack CDs and a 78 page booklet with notes and photos from B.O. Signed and numbered edition of 500 copies. "There are times when you collect material, ideas, and emotions without being able to combine them. You feel as if you are laying the foundations of a work without knowing its form and you wait, feeling curious. You let the sounds rest until the evening when birth resembles death. The fruit is ripe for an instant only, the time it takes to fall. Like the virgins veil. Bold wine, austere lineage. Since 1978, Baudouin Oosterlynck has been introducing his music in the floor, the walls, the windows, etc., thereby creating his first musical installations and sound installations. The music no longer goes towards the listeners ears but it is the listeners ears that go towards the music. All of this happens in silence. He did musical performances in function of acoustic phenomena particular to specific architectures. He completed 15,000 km on foot and by bicycle in Europe, looking for variations of silence. For the past fifteen years he has been producing listening prosthesis and special instruments played by the listener in silence! There are more than 180 opuses to date." - Metaphon.
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Artist: RANTA, MICHAEL
Title: Yuen Shan
Format: Double LP
Label: Metaphon
Country: Belgium
Price: $36.00
"16 track composition for pre-recorded sounds and live percussion performed by Michael Ranta. (entirely different work from the Yuen Shan CD released in 2005). All material previously unreleased.
Yuen Shan ("Round Mountain" in Chinese) was conceived in 1972 and finalized in 2014. Its a musical cosmogony in four cycles based on different levels of ancient Asian spiritual principles and mechanisms. A major work in Rantas oeuvre (his first solo release in almost 25 years), highly personal and spiritual.” - Metaphon.

Artist: RANTA, MICHAEL
Title: Yuen Shan
Format: CD
Label: Metaphon
Country: Belgium
Price: $15.00
In gatefold cardstock sleeve with booklet. “16 track composition for pre-recorded sounds and live percussion performed by Michael Ranta. (entirely different work from the Yuen Shan CD released in 2005). All material previously unreleased.
Yuen Shan ("Round Mountain" in Chinese) was conceived in 1972 and finalized in 2014. Its a musical cosmogony in four cycles based on different levels of ancient Asian spiritual principles and mechanisms. A major work in Rantas oeuvre (his first solo release in almost 25 years), highly personal and spiritual.” - Metaphon.

Artist: RANTA, MICHAEL/MIKE LEWIS/CONNY PLANK
Title: Mu
Format: Double CD Boxset
Label: Metaphon
Country: Belgium
Price: $30.00
"The only time this ensemble got together before was for the singular and legendary Wired session recorded in 1970 and published on the Deutsche Grammophon box set Free Improvisation in 1974. The Wired session also included Karl-Heinz Böttner while this release of Mu just has the trio of Ranta, Lewis and Plank. Mu got recorded a few months after the Wired session, in Planks studio, but never got released strangely enough. Yet its a true hidden treasure of marvelous minimal psychedelic improvisations with an oriental touch controlled and mixed by Diabolis in Musica Conny Plank. Although the intense recording session ended early in the morning the mixdown was still done straight afterwards of which this is the direct result for MU1, Mu2, and Mu4. For Mu3 Michael Ranta added live percussion to the original tape mix and dedicated it to Mike Lewis. Due to circumstances and moving to different continents they never had the chance to meet again. Previously unreleased studio material from 1970 recorded a few months after the legendary Wired session. Hardboard linen CD box contains 2 CDs and a 28-page booklet with biography text and notes from Michael Ranta (in Dutch, German and English). Edition of 500 copies." -Metaphon.


Michael Ranta : percussion, guitars and prepared thundersheet
Mike Lewis : keyboards, wind instruments and percussion
Conny Plank : live electronics, sound control, recording supervision, mix

"What a stunning surprise discovery of this obscure ensemble with Michael Ranta, Mike Lewis and Krautrock master Conny Plank. As on the legendary Wired LP on the Free Improvisation box set (Deutsche Grammophon 1974) they created an amazing free form abstraction, a floating resonant and timeless music, similar in many ways to the early experiments of Tangerine Dream but in a world of its own, in all their twisted exotic and melancholy beauty... To be filed under classic Krautrock, a masterpiece!" - Steven Stapleton.
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Artist: RANTA/MIKE LEWIS/CONNY PLANK, MICHAEL
Title: Mu
Format: Double LP Boxset
Label: Metaphon
Country: Belgium
Price: $100.00
"The only time this ensemble got together before was for the singular and legendary Wired session recorded in 1970 and published on the Deutsche Grammophon box set Free Improvisation in 1974. The Wired session also included Karl-Heinz Böttner while this release of Mu just has the trio of Ranta, Lewis and Plank. Mu got recorded a few months after the Wired session, in Planks studio, but never got released strangely enough. Yet its a true hidden treasure of marvelous minimal psychedelic improvisations with an oriental touch controlled and mixed by Diabolis in Musica Conny Plank. Although the intense recording session ended early in the morning the mixdown was still done straight afterwards of which this is the direct result for MU1, Mu2, and Mu4. For Mu3 Michael Ranta added live percussion to the original tape mix and dedicated it to Mike Lewis. Due to circumstances and moving to different continents they never had the chance to meet again. Previously unreleased studio material from 1970 recorded a few months after the legendary Wired session. Hardboard linen 2LP box version, containing 2 LPs and a large-format 16-page booklet with biography text and notes from Michael Ranta (in Dutch, German and English). Edition of 300 copies." -Metaphon
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Artist: SOUFFRIAU, ARSENE
Title: Experiences BIMES
Format: Triple LP Boxset
Label: Metaphon
Country: Belgium
Price: $114.00
"Arsène Souffriau (born Brussels 1926) is a cornerstone of the first generation of Belgian electronic and experimental music composers along with Henri Pousseur, Karel Goeyvaerts and Leo Küpper. Regardless of decades of dedicated work he received even less recognition than his Belgian contemporaries. In the late 60s Souffriau got some appreciation among the larger public for his contribution of electronic sounds to the Free Electronic Pop Concept LP, a psychedelic pop album around the brothers Jess & James. But his professional musical career that started at a young age reached much further than this: he worked as a conductor, composer, sound editor, functional music composer for film, documentary and theatre, producing a massive quantity of recordings. Since the early 60s, in his free time, he has independently been working in his home studio BIMES, where he has recorded numerous experimental, electronic music works of which most never left his studio. The pieces on this release, which span over a period of almost 40 years, have been selected from Souffriaus private music archive and were mostly recorded at his BIMES studio. The pieces clearly depict the wide spectrum of his work throughout the time starting with the primitive concrete tape music from the early 60s, going through his period of (group) improvisation (Groupe Fusion) with analogue (and live) electronics towards the digital techniques in the 80s and 90s using MIDI and computer. Hardboard linen LP box version, contains 3 LPs and a 20-page large-format booklet with extensive background, photos and notes from A.S. (in Dutch, French and English). Edition of 200 copies." -Metaphon
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Artist: CATALOGUE
Title: Brussel Live
Format: LP + 7"
Label: Mettre A Fond
Country: Belgium
Price: $44.00
"Highlights of their first 2 concerts in about 20 years, live in Brussels (2007-2008), shows the trio of Artman, Berrocal and Pauvros anarchistic, powerful and controversial as ever. LP with 1-sided fluo green bonus 7" (minimal rock & roll version of Be bop à Lula), edition of 200 copies handnumbered and signed by Artman, Berrocal, Pauvros. ... after several years on tour in different galaxies the group returns on earth, notably in the region of Brussels. "Uncertain rockers, exacerbated freejazzmen, pranksters, Jean-François Pauvros: guitarist, Jac Berrocal: trumpeter and vocalist, Gilbert Artman: drummer and pianist are a bit of everything, rock stomping, boring the avant garde, enraging the virtuosity. Trespassing the unbreakable with the surprises of clumsiness they reach a flamboyant music. It smells like sulphur, like a desperate laugh." -Mettre A Fond

Artist: CATALOGUE
Title: Brussel Live
Format: LP
Label: Mettre A Fond BXL
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
"Edition of 500 copies. Highlights of their first 2 concerts in about 20 years, live in Brussels (2007-2008), shows the trio of Artman, Berrocal and Pauvros anarchistic, powerful and controversial as ever." -Mettre A Fond BXL.

Artist: THREE FORKS
Title: Firewood
Format: 3" CDR
Label: Metynomic
Country: New Zealand
Price: $10.00
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Artist: CLOUDLAND CANYON
Title: Silver Tongued Sisyphus
Format: 12"
Label: Meu Dia De Morte
Country: Germany
Price: $25.00
"LIMITED edition vinyl (CD to be released on KRANKY) of 96 COPIES only with golden-color silkscreened cover ! Features 3 psychedelic jams by experimentalist duo, Kip Uhlhorn (guitarist of PANTHERS/RED SCARE) and Simon Wojan. Soundscapes using structures and parts of Ambient, Drone, Electronica and Kraut-Rock, with influences ranging from minimal composers like Steve Reich, over bands like FAUST to BLACK DICE!" - Meu Dia De Morte. Last copies of this limited release from early 2007.
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Artist: DAVENPORT FAMILY
Title: At the Foot of Zodiac Mountain
Format: Cass
Label: Meu Dia De Morte
Country: Germany
Price: $12.00
"one sided 35minutes long jam. their very last jam withmask of the davenport clan on their faces, free-form improvisational folk performed on walpurgis, clay rubys brithday by clay ruby, t endless, woodman, johnny d, billy lee, nico kain, aaron laurant, tyler olson.limited to 230 copies." -Meu Dia De Morte.

Artist: HATRED / VIKI
Title: Live
Format: Cass
Label: Meu Dia De Morte
Country: Germany
Price: $12.00
"Holy crab! Two live shows on one cassette! Nate Youngs Hatred with creepy electronics and synths. Viki with a hybrid of industrial/noise and dance music created using her own modified instruments and processors." - Meu Dia De Morte.

Artist: MELEE
Title: Violent Forms Of Laughter
Format: Cass
Label: Meu Dia De Morte
Country: Germany
Price: $12.00
"new stuff by the Graveyards arrhythmia  section of Hans Buetow and Ben Hall with Nate Woley on trumpet. " If Graveyards looks like just the skeleton than this looks like just the muscle."cover by p.h. lim to 200" -Meu Dia De Morte.

Artist: NONHORSE
Title: Evileye Broadcast
Format: Cass
Label: Meu Dia De Morte
Country: Germany
Price: $12.00
"New tape manipulating by Lucas Crane from Vanishing Voice / Time Life. Comes in a little fold out cover by Jeremy Earl (Fuck It Tapes / Woods / Meneguar)." - Meu Dia De Morte.

Artist: OWL XOUNDS/DATASHOCK
Title: Split
Format: Cass
Label: Meu Dia De Morte
Country: Germany
Price: $12.00
"NY based freak-jazz troupe OWL XOUNDS EXPLODING GALAXY, featuring the core of drummer Adam Kriney (LA OTRACINA/Colour Sounds Recordings) and upright bassist Gene Janas, upright bassist Shayna Dulberger, Bonnie Kane on amplified tenor sax and electronis and Greg Vegas on tenor sax. "The textures/times/vibrations embarked upon in this free-music setting draw from the sewers of outsider-experimental jazz explorations and intuitive approaches to instant composition received from the cosmos above." recorded live at goodbye blue monday brooklyn Datashock is a stylized German neo hippie collective who combine their kraut roots with contemporary psych folk vibes. Improv sound rituals, offerings to the altar of free flows and creation, together in a noisy harmony. recorded live in darmstadt. lim to 125." -Meu Dia De Morte.

Artist: SCHUTTE, ULF
Title: Summer 1st Ather
Format: CDR
Label: Meu Dia De Morte
Country: Germany
Price: $10.00
"Ulf Schütte is the dude behind a couple of Meudiademorte Releases. 1/2 of Aosuke , Cones or Scanners, the man behind Shivers, Member of Datashock and Labelhead of Tape Tektoniks. His first Solo output under his real name is a modular synth madness. could be a sound track to lucio fulcis worst nightmare. wasteland, end time and post nuclear war sounds. heavy in the 70s. the score to a yet to be done / never to be made zombi flick." - Meudiademorte

Artist: TIME LIFE
Title: Double Blackberry
Format: Cass
Label: Meu Dia De Morte
Country: Germany
Price: $12.00
"Heidi Diehl and G. Lucas Crane Non Horse of Vanishing Voice formed a new duo called Time Life. Heidis totally beautiful hypnotic female vocals and guitar lines / acoustic strings over the psyched tape manipulations from Lucas. Packaged in a silkscreened 4 x 6 inch folder by p.h." - Meu Dia De Morte.

Artist: VANISHING VOICE
Title: Vellum
Format: Cass
Label: Meu Dia De Morte
Country: Germany
Price: $12.00

Artist: WIESE, JOHN
Title: Spectral Hand
Format: 7"
Label: Meu Dia De Morte
Country: Germany
Price: $6.00
"limited to 500 copies. Features two tracks (Spectral Hand & Trapped In A Spell) recorded in July 2005 on KXLU in Los Angeles." - Meu Dia De Morte.

Artist: ARIEL PINKS HAUNTED GRAFFITI
Title: Cant Hear My Eyes
Format: 7"
Label: Mexican Summer
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"These two new cuts from Ariel Pinks Haunted Graffiti went so fast, that we decided to repress 300 more copies to sell at stores. The demand has been crazy high and this is all before he starts recording his new upcoming album. This new material constitutes the FIRST studio recordings with the full band. The band features keyboardist Kenny Gilmore (Lilys), bassist Tim Koh (White Magic, All Night Radio), drummer Aaron Sperske (Beachwood Sparks, Lilys), and guitarist Cole M. Greif-Neill (The Samps)." - Mexican Summer.
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Artist: ASHRAE FAX
Title: Static Crash
Format: LP
Label: Mexican Summer
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Static Crash is magic, one of the most gorgeous collections of gothic ethereal pop/noise of its kind to rise from the American underground in decades. One could easily believe its origin to be from 1983, or 1993, or even 2013. But its 2003 release found few takers, outside of a small but dedicated local following. At a time when rock and roll was obnoxiously forcing its way back from the morass of pre-millennial digital aimlessness and DJ culture -- and at the same time was being fought on the other side by the glitzy shallowness of electroclash -- Ashrae Fax was finding ways to inject warmth and confidence into a mothballed musical form. Its eight songs take chances that most all had forgotten about, delving into the solitary power of Kate Bush, the esoteric directions of groups like Dif Juz, the Durutti Column, and the brash iconoclasm of prime-era Siouxsie & The Banshees, ballasted by stretches of ambient interlude and ear-damaging chaos. Limited numbered edition of 1,000 silk screened jackets. Vinyl includes download code." -Mexican Summer.

Artist: BEST COAST
Title: Crazy for You
Format: LP
Label: Mexican Summer
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Mexican Summer are elated to announce their latest artist and full length release from Californias Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno, aka Best Coast. Rolling out on July 27th, Crazy For You is a 12-track, twenty-nine minute collection of genuinely romantic sandy jams. Hazy, dreamy and genre-defining, Crazy For You proves that the impressive amount of press hype for Best Coast is more than warranted, especially coming off of her previous sold out singles on Group Tightener, Atelier Cuseaux, Art Fag, Black Iris, PPM and Eskuche. The bands much-awaited debut album was recorded at Black Iris, a studio in LAs Echo Park neighborhood, by Lewis Pesacov of the bands Fools Gold and Foreign Born. The result is a collection of maudlin and magical songs that approach relationships with a pure heart, a cloudy mind and pair of gas station sunglasses." - Mexican Summer.

Artist: BI
Title: Surf N Turf
Format: 7"
Label: Mexican Summer
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"The debut release from an aptly named bi-coastal duo. Bi is the amalgamation of New York experimental fixture Eric Copeland of Black Dice, and Los Angeles based alternative psych-pop musician Jimi Hey (All Night Radio, Beachwood Sparks). In SurfnTurf the pair use humid sunset production to bent pop songwriting, to give us their take on bubblegum. Think Tall Dwarfs meets ELO. 7" limited to 300." -Mexican Summer.
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Artist: BITTERS
Title: East General
Format: LP
Label: Mexican Summer
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"The Bitters are Aerin Fogel and Ben Cook (Fucked Up, Young Governor). Formed in the east end of Toronto, The Bitters write and record their self-proclaimed Cave Pop from their studio, an artistic cooperative shared with Torontos most creative musicians. Their debut 12? EP, Wooden Glove, was released last spring on Captured Tracks and sold out shortly after, having been instantly well-received among tough critics and keen listeners alike. The band is a result of Cook and Fogels prolific efforts and their ability to construct songs ranging from 50s melodies atop dark post-punk instrumentals, to 90s throwback alternative and grunge, which stems from their unique dynamic as friends and partners. Their collaborative work appears live with the help of drummer Jonah Falco (Fucked Up) and a rotation of starry guest bassists." - Mexican Summer. Edition of 1000.

Artist: DATE PALMS
Title: Honey Devash
Format: LP
Label: Mexican Summer
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Based in Oakland, California, Gregg Kowalsky and Marielle Jakobsons share internationally spanning solo careers as creative practitioners with a solid foundation in drone music composition and performance. However, it is a mutual love for analogue electric sound sources and tape multitracking that has resulted in their psychedelic, trance-inducing collaboration as Date Palms. Honey Devash, Date Palms first release on Mexican Summer, is testament to their captivating skill for layering and balancing timbres into long-form, immersive slow burners. Astonishingly evocative of desert heat, summer nights, dry sandscapes of fuzz bass, fender rhodes, synth, violin, tanpura and feedback shift gradually like dunes in hot winds, as wavering mirages in the distance are picked out through slow melodies on keyboards, piano and flutes. Two tracks of incredibly slow-panning consideration, Honey Devash feels like a hazy meditation on survival; a prolonged buzz of tension and uncertainty melding with simple acceptance as the sun, unrelenting, beats ever down…" - Mexican Summer.

Artist: DIMPLES
Title: I Can Feel You Out There
Format: 7"
Label: Mexican Summer
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"Dimples presents a marrow-deep comprehension of rocks most striking moves, strips them of their parts and leaves them up on blocks, as a warning. “I Can Feel You” chugs and chings through a nervy, slicked-down run through West Coast punk delinquency; “Heaven Blotted Regions” throws out the band and leaves Parme alone with a guitar and a drum machine, ripping out the sort of sleazy, Leisure Suit Larry-esque, yet highly personal ballad that sticks to the wall with effortless attitude. Something like Hanoi Rocks had they recorded for Shimmy-Disc. Two great goddamn songs. 500 pressed." -Mexican Summer

Artist: EDDY CURRENT SUPPRESION RING
Title: Wet Cement
Format: 7"
Label: Mexican Summer
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
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Artist: FOLSOM, ROBERT LESTER
Title: Music And Dreams
Format: LP
Label: Mexican Summer
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"One of the first of many reissues on the Mexican Summer slate brings forth a 1976 private press affair from Georgias Robert Lester Folsom, a high-quality and shimmering, unbuttoned-collar collection of marina rock and sunset ballads. Long out of print and worth a small fortune on eBay, this release is a perfect companion to your copies of "Something/Anything", "If Only I Could Remember My Name" and your Bobb Trimble reissues. Soft is not a four letter word, and this release proves why. Vaguely psychedelic and professionally rendered, this is a strong and consistent brace of rock, staid yet breezy. "At this point, it sounds current and refreshing, especially on album highlight My Stoves On Fire, which contains the best non-sequitur (I think I love you baby/ my stoves on fire) that may or may not actually be a metaphor for his heart and/or penis." - Mexican Summer.
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Artist: FRACTION
Title: Moonblood
Format: LP/10"
Label: Mexican Summer
Country: USA
Price: $42.00
"At long last, the FIRST fully authorized reissue of the psychedelic hard rock private press to end them all, Moonblood. There are very few albums in the psych/punk/hard rock/private presses strata that garner the sort of universal awe and accolades that FRACTIONs almighty Moonblood LP does, and even fewer records in the world that could be dubbed Christian Rock incur such fierce devotion. Indeed some records just meteorically lift themselves out any genre tag with brilliance and sheer defiance-and Moonblood is surely one of them. LP and 10-inch packaged with translucent red vellum on the sleeves. 1,000 pressed." - Mexican Summer.
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Artist: FRESH & ONLYS
Title: Soothsayer
Format: 12"
Label: Mexican Summer
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"San Franciscos Fresh & Onlys are back, following up 2012s stunning Long Slow Dance with Soothsayer, a special digital and 12" vinyl installment release. Featuring six brand new tracks that are heavy on the pop-side, the Onlys reconfirm their effortless songwriting panache and renowned stylistic flexibility - shifting from driving, anthemic choruses to down-home folk with absolute comfort and ease. From the opening title-track, with its jaunty bridge and studied 60s pop sensibility, its clear that the band are still masters of the (deceptively) simple melody. God of Suez is a swaying, beach-ready boogie, with a charming Mamas & Papas guitar lick, whilst Forest Down Annies slow, reverent pace and psychedelic guitar flourishes harken back to the groups gloomier earlier releases. Closer Deluge of War boasts a soaring, harmonic chorus - finishing up Soothsayer on a high. Strong, solid, and dependable might not be the most buzz-worthy words in the current musical zeitgeist, but in an age where so many bands are masking songs with muddied production and studio trickery, its refreshing to hear some truly great songwriting and musicianship shine through." - Mexican Summer.

Artist: FRESH & ONLYS
Title: Yes or No
Format: 7"
Label: Mexican Summer
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"The Fresh & Onlys are four supremely talented (if a bit shaggy-looking) San Franciscans. The band is so comfortable with mixing and matching seemingly disparate genre elements that each song is its own mini-musical movement. Really! (Not really). Yes or No and Take Back The Night serve as a teaser for Long Slow Dance." - Mexican Summer.

Artist: GAUNTLET HAIR
Title: Out...Dont
Format: 7"
Label: Mexican Summer
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
Hand-numbered edition of 500 copies. "The duo of Andy R. and Craig Nice makes up Denver, COs Gauntlet Hair, but the gravity of the situation they create goes deeper than that. Both men are part of the Rhinoceropolis house in the city, and have sparked a musical movement thats already gotten some dap via electronic artist Pictureplane. Gauntlet Hair divides the dance beats with an icy spell of post-punk and chilly, urbane vocals, but keep the rhythm up front and the aural violence at tense levels. Imagine the gorgeous gents of Duran Duran dressing up as Liars and showing up to the beardo mountain Brooklyn commune to pants the guys in Yeasayer, and youre a bit on course to defining the heavy space hits and body-moving apocalypse grooves they dumpster-dine on every night. Pressed on beautiful translucent yellow vinyl. 500 pressed" -Mexican Summer

Artist: GR
Title: A Reverse Age
Format: LP
Label: Mexican Summer
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Truth comes today from Frances Gregory Raimo, once again taking up the mantle of the performance moniker GR. Raimo has been shredding with ingenious ferocity for a number of years now, both alone and as guitarist/vocalist for Gunslingers, a power trio fortified by his relentless barrage of guitar noise and rhythmic imperative. A Reverse Age is Raimos third and most intense solo album, following a collaborative EP with Michael Yonkers. Those of you in the know will hear Yonkers late 60s period influence, whether it be myth or reality (only the artist is telling), as you might also find the strange, hissing atmosphere of Alien Soundtracks-era Chrome or the psychic limbering-up of The Magic Band evident in GRs music. Real, productive damage comes from within, however, and thats where A Reverse Age performs its miracles. It figures that you would need to go back 30 to 40 years in the history of underground or fringe music to find any sort of precedent to its eight songs. Its restless nature highlights Raimos frantic compositional structures and explosive playing across guitar, bass and drums alike, the product of one guy with real vision and the skills to pull off a work of virtuosic hostility such as this one. Riffs sizzle and burn up, pushed through effects that somehow cheapen lesser works yet bolster this one. Things you know -- eldritch forest folk, roadhouse blues, aggressive jazz-style drumming -- are distended near to the point where they become part of GRs own musical syllabus, grounded by GRs street-corner vocal hustle, sounding like Armand Schaubroeck rapping into a CB radio in a stolen car, out joyriding and knocking off side view mirrors." -Mexican Summer.

Artist: GRAHAM, ANDREW & SWARMING BRANCH
Title: Andrew Grahams Good Word
Format: LP
Label: Mexican Summer
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"ANDREW GRAHAMs first release since the dissolution of RTFO BANDWAGON, the elegantly primitive Columbus, OH folk band. While RTFO Bandwagon heavily reiterated the elements already present in Grahams guitar frameworks with the bass, drums, and even the vocal melodies, Swarming Branch takes a more delicate approach. Throughout Good Word, each instrument plays only one note at a time, freeing up space in the mix and ensuring that every note is intentional." - Mexican Summer.

Artist: HAPPY JAWBONE FAMILY BAND
Title: Happy Jawbone Family Band
Format: Double LP
Label: Mexican Summer
Country: USA
Price: $31.00
"Freewheeling Brattleboro, VT rock/folk wonderments the Happy Jawbone Family Band bring their latest full-length to Mexican Summer. What theyve entrusted us to give to you represents their finest and most directly fulfilling effort to date. The energy and humor of early releases remains; that band you may have loved before has grown even stronger and more potent, its songs now monuments to individualism, to longing, to happier endings resulting from imperfect circumstances. Binding folk, indie rock and pop forms together is easy enough; its what this band does with them, how it builds its sentiments and bursts preconceptions, that put them in a place where these musicians can rest, comfortably above and apart from almost every band working in this same terrain today. Were hearing the trippiest moments of the Beatles, Lindsey Buckingham at the peaks he reached on Tusk, and both poles of American post-punk songwriting royalty, Camper Van Beethoven at one end and Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 at the other." - Mexican Summer.

Artist: HOME BLITZ
Title: A.T.K./Last Cycle
Format: 7"
Label: Mexican Summer
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"Its okay there arent any two Home Blitz releases which sound alike. Sure, bandleader Daniel DiMaggio is involved in all of them -- thats his voice, a British scouser trapped in a latent New Jersey teenagers body -- and theyre all pretty much as lo-fi as you can get without the tape disintegrating, but its his approach to songwriting that changes things up on each new record. Here we have two new ones, songs about nostalgia for experiences not had (A.T.K., which shifts from Incredible Kidda Band style energy to Pavement-esque slacker downbeats in just over two minutes), and experiences in interstate travel and estimation of ones worth (Last Cycle, doing a completely different trick in something more like three). Both songs bristle with the sort of nervous energy that powered groups like the Feelies and Game Theory, two distinct touchpoints in Home Blitzs sloppy, floppy sound, and when they power through it in the live setting (with guitarist Theresa Smith, bassist Jason Sigal and teenage drummer Henry Hynes in tow), they become the greatest band on the East Coast for that moment." - Mexican Summer.
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Artist: HOME BLITZ
Title: Frozen Track
Format: 12
Label: Mexican Summer
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Six more tracks by the coolest band in the Tri-State area. Daniel DiMaggio is living in the big city now and as the driving force behind Home Blitz, he keeps the rhythms crazier and the feelings more nervous than ever, having fully adopted the restless jangle of Hoboken 81, the working class anger of Londons East End in the mid 70s and the starry-eyed wonder of the Sunset Strip in 78. You can choose which lens you want to view them through, though theres only one right answer: that which is the most sincere, because Home Blitz is nothing if not real. If they align most closely with the sort of bespectacled guitar pop-in-the-wake-of-punk that gave rock critics the chills way back when, its because thats where the heart of this music resides, the thrill of excavation and discovery of an era before ones own, the one that speaks to you the most clearly. There is real love in these songs, five new originals and a reverent cover of Game Theorys Rolling with the Moody Girls. What a great time youre gonna have with this one. Includes mp3 download; hand-numbered edition of 1000 copies." -Mexican Summer.
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Artist: JACUZZI BOYS
Title: Bricks or Coconuts
Format: 7"
Label: Mexican Summer
Country: USA
Price: $4.00
"Born of the swamp and sun in early 2007, the music of the Jacuzzi Boys roosts like a bad vulture somewhere between the hazy shade of the coconut palm and the fevered neon of the Magic City. This is raucous pop of the murkiest order””jangling guitars, caveman drums, and songs of sex and seashells, dead animals and birthday cakes. Dragging behind in their dusty wake, the Jacuzzi Boys come bearing a string of 7″ singles that did nothing if not forecast the twelve-song tornado that is their debut LP, No Seasons. If 2009 was any indication, 2010 is the year the Jacuzzi Boys come busting out of the tropics, naked as the gator and twice as toothy." - Mexican Summer.

Artist: MANTLES
Title: Pink Information
Format: LP
Label: Mexican Summer
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Incredible jangle-pop that conducts a druggy seance for the spirit of Gene Clark. A collectors dream, these San Francisco visionaries have released an incredible series of singles on Duc-I-Tone, Slumberland, and Slitbreeze. Shades of LA 66, New Zealand 82 and London 86 dance around each other in a delirious, druggy waking dream. Truly beautiful stuff." - Mexican Summer.

Artist: MICHAEL ANGELO
Title: Sorcerers Delight
Format: 7"
Label: Mexican Summer
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"We first heard of Michael Angelos brilliant soft psyche from his 1977 self-titled album, but when Angelo himself shared these ultra rare recordings from his album A Sorcerers Dream-Mexican Summer headquarters pretty much flipped out. This is a perfect 7 inch thats filled with ahead of its time bubble jams-if Bobb Trimble, Ariel Pink, and Caetano Veloso had a drunken night, it would surely harp this. " -Mexican Summer. Numbered edition of 500.

Artist: ORKUSTRA
Title: Adventures In Experimental Electric Orchestra From The San Francisco Underground
Format: Double LP
Label: Mexican Summer
Country: USA
Price: $36.00
"A mighty set of archival recordings from the legendary Bobby BeauSoleils proto-psych collective. Incredible packaging including an eighteen page booklet with hand-written liner notes and original paintings from BeauSoleli. A perfect production from an infamous, iconoclastic legend who worked with everyone from Arthur Lee to Kenneth Anger. Staggeringly re-mastered, pressed on high-quality vinyl." - Mexican Summer. "A youthful improvising ensemble attempting something outside of the tie-dyed, standard-rock format of 1960s San Francisco." - Signal To Noise.
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Artist: PEAKING LIGHTS
Title: Lucifer
Format: LP
Label: Mexican Summer
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"The golden duo of Aaron Coyes and Indra Dunis continue to crystallize their mesmerizing sound and find new dimensions within. Lucifer also comes at a time of great transition for this married couple and it reflects the possibilities that they have found during this new life era, especially with the birth of their son, Mikko, a guiding light muse for the album. Recorded in Brooklyn at Garys Electric studio over the course of a month, Peaking Lights consider Lucifer a nocturnal version of their sound. Its slinkier and full of grooves. To us this record is about play and playfulness, unconditional love, rhythms and pulses, creation and vibration, says Coyes. Lucifer is also Peaking Lights most ambitious release to date in terms of its approach and scope. Through their studio experiments, the duo has managed to link their musical loves - dub, krautrock, analog electronic dance music, sound collages, pop music - all while maintaining cohesive songs. Lucifer was self-produced and engineered by Al Carlson (Yeasayer, Ford & Lopatin, 0PN)." - Mexican Summer. Includes download code.

Artist: PERHACS, LINDA
Title: Parallelograms
Format: Double LP
Label: Mexican Summer
Country: USA
Price: $28.00
Deluxe gatefold, hand-numbered edition of 1000 copies, featuring a download coupon and 6-sided insert with new liner notes written by Perhacs in May, 2010. "Mexican Summer is beyond psyched to present a hefty, heavy gatefold edition of Linda Perhacss lone album, Parallelograms. On the strength of this single album, recorded in 1970, Linda Perhacs remains a towering figure in the world of psychedelia, folk, female singer-songwriters, and acid-visionaries alike. Lauded by artists as diverse as Daft Punk, Devendra Banhart, Animal Collective, and Swedish metal band Opeth, in the 21st century, her album remains a testament to her singularity of vision. Ignored upon its initial release, Parallelograms seemingly sank without a trace, and Perhacs gave up making music for the next forty years. Psych fans the world over unearthed and began to obsess over this album in the meantime: a spine-tingling blend of crystalline vocal melodies from Perhacs, mind-expanding sound effects, and on the title track, one of the finest aural hallucinations ever captured, equal parts sound sculpture and visual music." -Mexican Summer
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Artist: PURLING HISS
Title: Lounge Lizards
Format: LP
Label: Mexican Summer
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"After a series of three LPs which alternated between minds eye-gouging psychedelic excess and pine-scented woodshedding of pop tunes, here comes the logical endpoint between both: Lounge Lizards, six songs that stick around like sedan carpet matted with spilled Pepsi and Pats wrappers, a hard drill that penetrates historical musical hits, like the Cars through Dinosaur Jr through Monoshock and into the cold, acrid air of present times." - Mexican Summer. Limited, numbered edition of 1000; includes download code.

Artist: PURO INSTINCT
Title: Stilyagi
Format: 7"
Label: Mexican Summer
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"The first single from the upcoming PURO INSTINCT (formerly known as PEARL HARBOR) full-length. Puro Instincts tasty first single features the helping hand of none other than fan and mate ARIEL PINK, who took the group on tour last year supporting Haunted Graffiti. Here, Mr. Pink adds background vocals behind PIPERs dreamy voice. With Puro Instincts full-length debut Headbangers in Ecstasy on the horizon, Mexican Summer is proud to boast that Puro Instinct will be the reality in 2011. "Fleetwood Mac-meets-Soviet-pop vibes abound on STILYAGI, which features Puros L.A. homie / tourmate / 7-inch coverboy Ariel Pink . . . and will definitely be making an appearance on our favorite songs of 2010 list."-Gorilla vs. Bear. Packaged in 5-color metallic sleeves." -Mexican Summer

Artist: RADIO PEOPLE
Title: Hazel
Format: LP
Label: Mexican Summer
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Slowly drifting over the horizon, into the realms of Mexican Summer, comes Radio People. The return of Cleveland, Ohio man Sam Goldbergs cosmic synthesizer project is cause for fanfare of the most blissful kind – his music is, after all, a beautiful, hovering behemoth worthy of celebration.  Since 2007 Goldberg has become renowned for his slew of highly collectable cassettes, CDRs and VHS on such labels as the Emeralds-curated Wagon and Gneiss Things, Weird Forest, 905 Tapes, Catholic Tapes and Tusco/Embassy, while also finding the time to found his own prolific imprint Pizza Night. Radio People appeared in 2009, producing a similar cascade of material, with Digitalis Records carefully gathering a selection and committing them to vinyl a year later. Mexican Summer is proud to contribute to this legacy with his new album Hazel, a collection of dream-like soundscapes, billowing clouds of synthesizers cut with poignant razor drones, expansive sweeping melodies and suspended harmonies. When brought out of reverie, Radio People pushes ever onward with Italo and Kosmische pulses, concise percussion and sombre vocals, but when left for a while it is always happy to melt back into music for drooping eyelids and swollen hearts. Intergalactic drama at its best and most essential. 750 pressed." - Mexican Summer

Artist: RAMASES
Title: Space Hymns
Format: LP
Label: Mexican Summer
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
Hand-numbered edition of 2000. "In 1971, a message was delivered from an Egyptian god through his vessel to the youth of the world via the infamous Vertigo label. That vessel was one Martin Raphael, an central heating salesman from Sheffield, shocked into servitude by Ramases in order to preach his word. Backed by the band Hotlegs, who were moments away from being known as 10cc, Ramases created this one-of-a-kind cosmic folk rarity, a bizarre and alluring message of peace and the supernatural, housed in a six-panel Roger Dean gatefold designed to make your pupils dilate. Mexican Summer proudly presents an exact reissue of the first Ramases LP, available domestically after almost 40 years of a secret existence." -Mexican Summer

Artist: REAL ESTATE
Title: Reality
Format: LP
Label: Mexican Summer
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Long-awaited 12" from one of the most blogged about bands in Brooklyn. Amazing, infectious fuzz-pop that establishes Ridgewood, New Jersey as the current cultural center of these United States. Genre straddling, mind-bending, indierockpopsurfjanglepunk craziness. The massive amount of press attention given to these guys doesnt begin to do justice to their universal appeal and brilliant songwriting. One of the most anticipated records in the history of Mexican Summer and well worth the wait. Features Matt Mondanile of Ducktails." - Mexican Summer. Repressed.
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Artist: SAMPS, THE
Title: The Samps
Format: LP
Label: Mexican Summer
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"A hidden agenda from members of Ariel Pinks Haunted Graffiti, the Samps toe over the chillwave divide into legit, spaced out R&B dance jams, clipped together from uncharted sources and designed to insert the boogie back in your butt. Five tracks of computer funq, jittery rhythms, and heavy synth bass abuse, ready for the dancefloor in your room." - Mexican Summer.

Artist: SOFT PACK
Title: Gagdad
Format: 7"
Label: Mexican Summer
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"The Soft Pack celebrates their jump over to the tanning rays of Mexican Summer with a brand new single. Gagdad sprawls across both sides of a 7‿ with a party-starting organ groove, slamming drums, and the unmistakable vibes that one of our catchiest acts has no trouble bringing across. No matter what time of year, the distinct Fall/VU groove of “Gagdad‿ will convince you to don some shades, make it down to your nearest body of water, and get your own beach party happening, under the auspices of no man-made laws." -Mexican Summer

Artist: SOFT PACK
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Mexican Summer
Country: USA
Price: $16.00

Artist: TAMARYN
Title: The Waves
Format: LP
Label: Mexican Summer
Country: USA
Price: $14.00

Artist: TERRIBLE TRUTHS
Title: Lift Weights/Don Juan
Format: 7"
Label: Mexican Summer
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"The Terrible Truths are a stunning young post-punk band from Australia, beholden to the aesthetics that drove that musics late 70s inception with a spirited, fresh-sounding energy shared with so many of the great bands that are making their countrys current dominance over rock music. The intertwined vocals of guitarist Rani Rose and bassist Stacey Wilson evoke the feelings of freedom and discovery bestowed upon those who have learned to control their musical powers, the wild magic therein enchanting all lovers of UK DIY, goth, and the 90s riot grrrl explosion. Limited, hand-numbered edition of 300 copies." -Mexican Summer.

Artist: VACANT LOTS
Title: Confusion
Format: 7"
Label: Mexican Summer
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"Hailing from the wooded confines of Burlington, Vermont, THE VACANT LOTS are musicians as well as scientists, having built a time machine that will transport your headspace directly to the Sunset Strip in 1967. "Confusion" and "Cadillac" are both prime-cut psychedelic burners, heavy-lidded and strobing with the delights of the era, pristine examples of atmosphere and attitude lent to great pop-rock songwriting. Edition of 300 copies." -Mexican Summer
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Artist: VILE, KURT
Title: God Is Saying This To You..
Format: LP
Label: Mexican Summer
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"More than a mere odds-n-ends collection, Kurt Viles latest LP is a compilation of tracks from Overnite KV, a tour-only CDR, along with a handful of extra tracks recorded specifically for this release. Here we find Kurt solo, four-trackin as usual, and blowing minds with his mix of bluegrass guitar, blazed singer-songwriterisms, and the knowledge of how to balance these contexts out with laidback precision. Psychedelic to its core, these twelve tracks speak to the will of the casual perfectionist, honing his craft with effortless aplomb. Youll be hearing plenty more from this Philadelphian wizard in the months to follow, and were happy to keep the ball rolling with God Is Saying This to You" - Mexican Summer.
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Artist: WASHED OUT
Title: Life of Leisure
Format: LP
Label: Mexican Summer
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Debut 12" from Ernest Greene aka Washed Out. Bent synth-pop gems that are equal parts psychedelia and anthemic club banger. All recorded in his parents home in the rural Georgia town where he grew up. Essential and addictive." - Mexican Summer. Repressed.

Artist: WEBB, TK
Title: TK Webb
Format: LP
Label: Mexican Summer
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Back to the solo stance, T.K. Webb trades in the power moves of his last album Ancestor for the sad-eyed folk foundations that propped them up, bringing back the power of the rock trio and transposing it into a more personal, confessional offering. Honest music by a guy whos been killing it for years." - Mexican Summer.

Artist: WOODEN SHJIPS
Title: Contact
Format: 12
Label: Mexican Summer
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"This release is brand a new slab from SFs incomparable Wooden Shjips. They are a modern day answer to space rockers like Hawkwind, F/i, or just the good parts of Van der Graaff Generator. This band helped to kick off the modern small-press vinyl revival with their debut 10"EP (now a sought-after collectors piece) and eking out limited releases one at a time since 2005. For this release the band has cooked up a two-song EP of colossal proportions. Contact is a cover of a Serge Gainsbourg classic, made famous by Brigitte Bardot. The Shjips update with their patented thousand yard psych-cosmos stare, transposing the originals freakbeat tendencies with a Krautrock bassline and a transcendental wander thatll put you in the zone, every time. Once there, chill out even harder to the EZ Version of original I Hear the Vibrations, is slower, grander, heavier, and dreamier, and takes full advantage of the 12" format for better fidelity and a truly blissful listening experience." - Mexican Summer.

Artist: WOODSMAN
Title: Collages
Format: LP
Label: Mexican Summer
Country: USA
Price: $22.00

Artist: ASHRA
Title: Correlations Complete
Format: 5 CD Box
Label: MG.Art
Country: Germany
Price: $71.00
"Limited one-time collectors edition released in 2008 and previously only available from MG.ARTs mailorder. The first disc is a remastered version of the 1990 Virgin CD reissue of Correlations, recorded and mixed at Panne-Paulsen Studio, Frankfurt, in 1978 by Mick Glossop and originally released by Virgin in 1979. The second disc is the first release of Phantasus, Manuel Göttsching and Udo Arndts original 1978 recording and mix of the album that was partially re-recorded and totally remixed to become Correlations (Phantasus was Göttschings intended title, which he changed to Correlations after UK fans told him that the English cant pronounce "phantasus"). The third, fourth, and fifth discs are The Making Of, which includes a 12-page booklet. Performed by Manuel Göttsching (guitar, synthesizer, sequencer), Lutz Ulbrich (guitar, synthesizer, piano, mellotron), and Harald Großkopf (drums, percussion, synthesizer)." - MG.Art.

Artist: GOTTSCHING, MANUEL
Title: E2-E4 (35th Anniversary Edition)
Format: LP
Label: MG.Art
Country: Germany
Price: $26.00
Re-pressed. 180-gram LP version with embossed chessboard artwork print and printed inner sleeve. In celebration of the 2016 35th anniversary of the December 12, 1981, recording of Manuel Göttschings legendary E2-E4, one of electronic musics most influential recordings, Göttschings MG.ART label presents an official reissue, carefully overseen by the master himself. Includes liner notes by Manuel Göttsching, archival photos, and an excerpt of David Elliotts review in Sounds from June 16, 1984.

"As the story is sometimes told, Göttsching stopped in the studio for a couple of hours in 1981 and invented techno. E2-E4 is the most compelling argument that techno came from Germany-- more so than any single Kraftwerk album, anyway. The sleeve credits the former Ash Ra Tempel leader with “guitar and electronics”, but few could stretch that meager toolkit like Göttsching. Over a heavenly two-chord synth vamp and simple sequenced drum and bass, Göttschings played his guitar like a percussion instrument, creating music that defines the word “hypnotic” over the sixty minutes . . . A key piece in the electronic music puzzle thats been name-checked, reworked and expanded upon countless times." --Mark Richardson, Pitchfork.

Artist: GOTTSCHING, MANUEL
Title: Inventions for Electric Guitar
Format: LP
Label: MG.Art
Country: Germany
Price: $26.00
"180-gram LP version. Originally released in 1975. Remastered by Manuel Göttsching. Recorded July-August 1974, Inventions for Electric Guitar is Manuel Göttschings first solo album. Written and performed entirely by Göttsching on electric guitar, with a four-track TEAC A3340, Revox A77 for echoes, wah-wah pedal, volume pedal, Schaller Rotosound, and Hawaiian steel bar." - MG.Art.

Artist: BELFI, ANDREA
Title: Natura Morta
Format: CD
Label: Miasmah
Country: UK
Price: $16.00
"Natura Morta, "dead nature" or "still life." This album can be understood as a powerful study of the minute details of the art of electro-acoustic composition, as much as the Renaissance "nature morte" were a masterful display of the artists skill in portraying the glow of a ripe fruit, or capturing the light beaming on a vacant chair. Six tracks, to be listened to as two long explorations in the art of variation and repetition. Layers of drums and percussions intertwine with synth waves, making the portrait come to life, detail after detail, until a complex figure emerges from the white canvas. The constant, unsteady sounds, wavering noise, swirling cymbals, and distant feedback gently pull the listener into the picture, letting them enjoy every detail of these beautifully-staged compositions. Recorded at EMS studio, Stockholm, ZKM in Karlsruhe and at the legendary Funkhaus in Berlin, this album mixes influences from both Italian minimalism and the electro-acoustic contemporary scene. Somewhere in between the electronics of Keith Fullerton Whitman, the percussive repetitions of Jon Mueller, and the atmospheric sensibility of Pan-American." - Miasmah.

Artist: BELFI, ANDREA
Title: Natura Morta
Format: LP
Label: Miasmah
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
“Natura Morta, "dead nature" or "still life." This album can be understood as a powerful study of the minute details of the art of electro-acoustic composition, as much as the Renaissance "nature morte" were a masterful display of the artists skill in portraying the glow of a ripe fruit, or capturing the light beaming on a vacant chair. Six tracks, to be listened to as two long explorations in the art of variation and repetition. Layers of drums and percussions intertwine with synth waves, making the portrait come to life, detail after detail, until a complex figure emerges from the white canvas. The constant, unsteady sounds, wavering noise, swirling cymbals, and distant feedback gently pull the listener into the picture, letting them enjoy every detail of these beautifully-staged compositions. Recorded at EMS studio, Stockholm, ZKM in Karlsruhe and at the legendary Funkhaus in Berlin, this album mixes influences from both Italian minimalism and the electro-acoustic contemporary scene. Somewhere in between the electronics of Keith Fullerton Whitman, the percussive repetitions of Jon Mueller, and the atmospheric sensibility of Pan-American.” - Miasmah.

Artist: CHRISTENSEN, MATT
Title: Honeymoons
Format: LP
Label: Miasmah
Country: UK
Price: $22.00
Includes download code. Limited edition of 500. "Matt Christensen, the singer and guitarist of atmospheric masterminds Zelienople, presents his solo album, Honeymoons. His most recent solo endeavor however embodies a song writer deeply involved with his own vision of sound, resulting in an accomplishment strong enough to stand on its own. Matt delivers a longing and emotional outreach through Honeymoonss six delicate songs and immersing into them provides a feeling of understanding and affiliation that turns solitude into a state of awareness and insight. The sparse instrumentation of broad guitar/effects and incisive drum machine adds immediacy to this recording and the airy arrangements keep the perfect balance between song structure, free-form playfulness and silence. Accompanied by Matts echoing voice and personal lyrics, his recipe is being formed and dilated into an experience that requires devotion to be fully perceived and appreciated. "Im See Through" may be the protagonists self-perception but by guiding his compositions through foggy, pliant tone constellations he leaves us in doubt that Matts output could ever be considered transparent. Honeymoons, his first album for Miasmah, is a perfect reminder of how interfering contradictions can make the most interesting installations. The confrontation of organic guitar movements, stirring poetry and patterns of beat arrangements create fascinating tension: Honeymoonss full scale wont unfold instantly but you will be captivated right away. The listener is allowed a deeply moving glance into a contemplative musicians mind by witnessing an outstanding statement for imparting the feeling of companionship." - Miasmah.

Artist: SALOMAN, GABRIEL
Title: Adhere
Format: LP
Label: Miasmah
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
"When legendary noise duo Yellow Swans dissolved just prior to releasing Going Places, it left in its wake two musicians with very distinct but very different voices. Pete Swansons post-YS technoid experimentations have been well documented, but that still leaves Gabriel Saloman, who, after leaving the group, buried himself headfirst in sounds and images that were possibly even further away from his comfort zone. Adhere is Salomans first "proper" solo album, and it finds him stripping away the blood, sweat and tears of his old band, revealing a rich seam of ominous restraint. Delicately-picked strings, piano and hocking woodblock percussion are drowned in reverb and drawn out in cold anguish giving a cracked, minimalist mirror to the work of fellow Miasmah alums Kreng or Elegi. A softly-spoken record, while Adhere pushes away Salomans noise history, none of his well-documented intensity is discarded and lost. Instead, the blistering punk nihilism is allowed to simmer and boil over in different ways, and the occasional moments of post-Cocteau Twins shimmering bliss we could just about make out on Going Places are now given a chance to shine in all their glory. Adhere is a surprising, challenging and perfectly-paced album, and fits into its very own niche, ushering in a new generation of listeners to Salomans distorted, hazy vision. Includes mp3 download." - Miasmah.

Artist: SALOMAN, GABRIEL
Title: Soldiers Requiem
Format: LP
Label: Miasmah
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
"LP version with download code. Gabriel Saloman furthers his dive into the dynamics of sound and delivers four pieces of intense yet restrained requiems set to piano, guitar, and drums with Soldiers Requiem, his follow-up to last years highly-emotive record Adhere. Although touching on his past in Yellow Swans (with Pete Swanson), Saloman continues to explore the noises within rather than the purely physical component of his former collaborator. Thats not saying this is lighthearted material. Quite the contrary. This is an album that needs to be experienced on proper volume for potential heart-stopping effect. Sounding as if you may be the last person left on earth, Soldiers Requiem guides you through rain-filled open spaces, epic showdowns and abandoned cities. The debris is floating and in the shadow lurks a guitar-picking Vincent Gallo. Meanwhile, there seems to be marching bands closing in on all fronts while a punk band playing Tim Hecker tracks can be heard from the horizon. Soldiers Requiem confirms Saloman as a man able to further his own musicality while regaining the key elements to his recipe. This is music for modern decay and melancholy." - Miasmah.

Artist: THIELEMANS, ERIC
Title: Sprang
Format: LP
Label: Miasmah
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
“Adventurous Belgian percussionist Eric Thielemans makes a fairly unusual entry into the Miasmah catalog with the surprisingly positive-sounding album Sprang. Thielemans has actually appeared on the label earlier -- as guest percussionist on Krengs debut album LAutopsie Phenomenal De Dieu. Although you can recognize the sound on this record, the main focus of Sprang is to revert to the pure joy of sound experimentation and letting go of your foothold. Thielemans previous exercises in expanding singular ideas and rituals in the two genre-bending and theoretical albums, A Snare Is a Bell & EARR Plays a Snare Is a Bell (SR 339CD), inevitably leads to Sprang. Embracing the bliss of working freely with his many percussion tools, he creates 11 pieces that are both instinctual and industrial. His impulses evoke a calm yet alive atmosphere where there is always movement. The tones of dripping water, settling dew, and flourishing plants of spring are juxtaposed with unexpected sounds of motion, of factory equipment, and gears turning. Though Sprang is a solo percussion album, its detail and depth is something wholly unique. Thielemans broadens his theory that there is always more to hear, more depth to interpret, and a way for the listener to add their own elements and create something new. A welcome addition to the Miasmah catalog, whose slogan "music for scenes and places" maybe never has been more spot-on.” - Miasmah.

Artist: VOLCANO THE BEAR
Title: Commencing
Format: 5 LP Box
Label: Miasmah
Country: UK
Price: $112.00
"Leicester, England -- mid-1990s. Aaron Moore, Nick Mott, Clarence Manuelo, and Daniel Padden create a freeform group called Volcano the Bear out of their frustration with standard musical limitations. Now, in 2015, after 20 years of experimenting with improvisation, folk, Dada, post-punk, krautrock, noise, surreal comedy, pure avant-garde, and more, the group has obtained a cult following and high critical praise across the globe. Renowned for their highly theatrical and obscure live performances, as well as their mind-blowing catalog of releases, Volcano the Bear truly is a one-of-a-kind group, consistently pushing forward with their own unique, experimental approach to sound making. Commencing manages to be both a retrospective of the groups 20-year history since their formation in 1995 as well as its own unique release filled with vast amounts of material. The five LPs presented here, each in individual covers with liner notes for each track on the back and housed together in a deluxe silkscreened box, contain 64 tracks and clock in at over four hours in length. Expect an abundance of previously unreleased material, alternate versions, tracks from early cassette albums never before released on vinyl, live recordings, pieces from forgotten compilation appearances, and more, all mixed and compiled together to form five standalone albums. The set also includes a 50-page book of writings, photos, artwork, and flyers from the bands long history, along with a download code for the complete set plus a bonus album of ten tracks that didnt make the final cut. This is the ultimate Volcano the Bear release for fans of the group and of surreal, experimental musical history in general. "Listening to the wealth of mainly unreleased and live material presented here, ones mind boggles at the wonderful, extraordinary and frankly bizarre pallet these guys have to offer. They take us on a sure fire journey into some of the most healthy and unambiguous, crazed and deadly, astonishing and timeless music to push our pleasure buttons up to 13!" - Steven Stapleton, Cooloorta, May 25, 2015.

Artist: YONKERS, MICHAEL
Title: Goodby Sunball
Format: LP
Label: Michael Yonkers
Country: USA
Price: $30.00
“ORIGINAL SEALED PRESSING FROM 1974! Recorded in 1970 and 1971, after a difficult spinal surgery following a severe warehouse accident. “…the basic home fidelity, with vocals recorded in a bathroom for echoing ambience, adds to the strangeness, the tunes also sounding on occasion like holiday carols by and for celebrants not quite certain theyll live to see another Christmas. Though not every fan of rare psychedelia will agree with this assessment, it sounds immeasurably better than Microminiature Love, as the songwriting is substantially superior; the melodies far more varied and affecting; and the vision far more likably personal.” —Richie Unterberger, AllMusic. Released in 1974 and rescued from deep inside Yonks’ storage space/weirdo museum. While they last!” - Treehouse. Some have slight storage wear/dinged corners. Best copies go first..

Artist: YONKERS, MICHAEL
Title: Grimwood
Format: LP
Label: Michael Yonkers
Country: USA
Price: $35.00
“ORIGINAL SEALED PRESSING FROM 1974! Recorded in 1968 (not 1969, as previously reported), not terribly long after the material eventually released as "Microminiature Love", Grimwood sounds like it emanates from another universe entirely. Straightforward on the one hand, yet fascinatingly and psychedelically abstruse on the other, Grimwood remains an essential "outsider” acid-folk document that sits comfortably (and irreplaceably) alongside Spence, Grudzien, Tweddle, and a few select others. “ Released in 1974 and rescued from deep inside Yonks’ storage space/weirdo museum. While they last!” - Treehouse. Some have slight storage wear/dinged corners. Best copies go first..

Artist: YONKERS, MICHAEL
Title: Michael Lee Yonkers
Format: LP
Label: Michael Yonkers
Country: USA
Price: $30.00
“ORIGINAL SEALED PRESSING FROM 1974! Self-recorded in 1971 & ’72, Michael Lee Yonkers has often been referred to as Michaels "country” album. It is many folks’ favorite of his early works, and is likely the weirdest. The roughhewn quality of these recordings has caused listeners to make comparisons with other “real people” outsiders like Grudzien and the Holy Modal Rounders, but there are more obvious, well-known comparisons (Townes Van Zandt) that are at least as appropriate. There are clear references to various classic country stylings in these songs, even as Michaels unique distillation of their influence lends a delightfully skewed mischievousness to the proceedings. Released in 1974 and rescued from deep inside Yonks’ storage space/weirdo museum. While they last!” - Treehouse. Some have slight storage wear/dinged corners. Best copies go first..

Artist: CARLTON MELTON
Title: Pass It On
Format: LP
Label: Mid To Late
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Another slice of supreme San Franciscan psych-melto to be filed alongside Wooden Shjips et al, and UKs own Heads, maybe Earthless or White Hills, but this stands real tall indeed. Taking the cues of Hawkwind and Pink Floyd (theres a heavy hitting cover of "When Youre In") to create some great heavy droning fogged up glass onion sike...know what were saying? Recorded in a genuine geodesic dome by ex-members of ZEN GUERILLA, and nothing short of highly recommended. Packaged with artwork by ALAN FORBES." -Mid To Late
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Artist: CARLTON MELTON/QUMRAN ORPHICS
Title: Split
Format: LP
Label: Mid To Late
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Brand new split of heavy freakiness from one of our favorite local bands CARLTON MELTON teamed up here with new-to-us bizarre shamanistic cult collective QUMRAN ORPHICS. The Melton side is two 10-minute slabs, the first, "March Of The Cicadas," sounds exactly like the title implies, a slowmotion dirge over martial rhythms with buzzing electronic hisses and stratospheric guitar leads. The closer, "Murder Ridge" is a noirish Bardo Pond-like spiral of burning sonic embers and sustained decay. The Qumran Orphics side is a stranger beast altogether. Recorded from a live set at the Blank Club in San Jose, Qumran Orphics is led by KFJC DJ CY THOTH (host of the show Firebunker, that plays lots of our favorite metal and experimental sounds), backed by an array of simmering guitars and shifting droning electronics. Like a strange and unfurling Crowleian ritual, Cy Thoth croakingly intones bizarre utterances one might hear in an H.P. Lovecraft story. Its a wild and charged performance. Not sure where this project will go next, all info on the group is rather scant or cryptic, but were definitely curious!" - Mid to Late.

Artist: AC/DP
Title: High Voltage
Format: LP
Label: Middle James Co.
Country: Canada
Price: $15.00
"side a = Andrew Coltrane busts weird slow string reverb that vibrates vertebrae while David Payne layers acoustic guitar scraped stretched screeched for a spaced out creeper weed that continues to haunt. side b = warbles feedback waste & tape disgust decay insect hum & rumble fish. limited to 150, totally analogue in production, play at any speed, mastered for vinyl by Aardvark on 4/20, guaranteed to get you stoned locked in the groove." - Middle James Co.

Artist: YURA YURA TEIKOKU
Title: III Part 1
Format: Picture Disc LP
Label: Midi
Country: Japan
Price: $32.00
"The last remaining copies of Yura Yura Teikoku backstock vinyl from MIDI Records in Japan. These records are totally out of print. A uniquely Japanese sonic hybrid of Jimi Hendrix, Murahachibu, Neil Young, Les Rallizes Denudes, 13th Floor Elevators, and 60s Japanese pop, Yura Yura Teikoku have amassed a tremendous Japanese following in Japan but remain criminally unknown elsewhere. Former PSF and CAPTAIN TRIP recording artists, Yura Yura Teikoku, have spent the last 15 years honing their experimental yet infectious ecstatic pop-psych sound. Their early work on PSF and CAPTAIN TRIP is compelling but pales in comparison to their later, brilliant recordings from MIDI Records. All of these release were recorded at Soichiro Nakamuras (of Japanese psych legends WHITE HEAVEN) Peace Studios with YOU ISHIHARA (also formerly of WHITE HEAVEN) producing. Yura Yura Teikoku bass player Chiyo Kamekawa also plays in THE STARS (PSF) with Ishihara. Co-conspirator MICHIO KURIHARA of GHOST plays second guitar on a number of Yura Yura Teikoku tracks as well. Singer/guitarist Shintaro Sakamoto is also an accomplished visual artist and his illustrations decorate the covers of these beautiful full color EP and LPs. All releases are on color vinyl and/or picture disk." - Mesh-Key. The two 10"s are from 1999, the two Picture Discs are from 2001 and the other 2 LPs are from 2003.
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Artist: YURA YURA TEIKOKU
Title: III Part 2
Format: Picture Disc LP
Label: Midi
Country: Japan
Price: $32.00
"The last remaining copies of Yura Yura Teikoku backstock vinyl from MIDI Records in Japan. These records are totally out of print. A uniquely Japanese sonic hybrid of Jimi Hendrix, Murahachibu, Neil Young, Les Rallizes Denudes, 13th Floor Elevators, and 60s Japanese pop, Yura Yura Teikoku have amassed a tremendous Japanese following in Japan but remain criminally unknown elsewhere. Former PSF and CAPTAIN TRIP recording artists, Yura Yura Teikoku, have spent the last 15 years honing their experimental yet infectious ecstatic pop-psych sound. Their early work on PSF and CAPTAIN TRIP is compelling but pales in comparison to their later, brilliant recordings from MIDI Records. All of these release were recorded at Soichiro Nakamuras (of Japanese psych legends WHITE HEAVEN) Peace Studios with YOU ISHIHARA (also formerly of WHITE HEAVEN) producing. Yura Yura Teikoku bass player Chiyo Kamekawa also plays in THE STARS (PSF) with Ishihara. Co-conspirator MICHIO KURIHARA of GHOST plays second guitar on a number of Yura Yura Teikoku tracks as well. Singer/guitarist Shintaro Sakamoto is also an accomplished visual artist and his illustrations decorate the covers of these beautiful full color EP and LPs. All releases are on color vinyl and/or picture disk." - Mesh-Key. The two 10"s are from 1999, the two Picture Discs are from 2001 and the other 2 LPs are from 2003.
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Artist: YURA YURA TEIKOKU
Title: Memai
Format: LP
Label: Midi
Country: Japan
Price: $32.00
"The last remaining copies of Yura Yura Teikoku backstock vinyl from MIDI Records in Japan. These records are totally out of print. A uniquely Japanese sonic hybrid of Jimi Hendrix, Murahachibu, Neil Young, Les Rallizes Denudes, 13th Floor Elevators, and 60s Japanese pop, Yura Yura Teikoku have amassed a tremendous Japanese following in Japan but remain criminally unknown elsewhere. Former PSF and CAPTAIN TRIP recording artists, Yura Yura Teikoku, have spent the last 15 years honing their experimental yet infectious ecstatic pop-psych sound. Their early work on PSF and CAPTAIN TRIP is compelling but pales in comparison to their later, brilliant recordings from MIDI Records. All of these release were recorded at Soichiro Nakamuras (of Japanese psych legends WHITE HEAVEN) Peace Studios with YOU ISHIHARA (also formerly of WHITE HEAVEN) producing. Yura Yura Teikoku bass player Chiyo Kamekawa also plays in THE STARS (PSF) with Ishihara. Co-conspirator MICHIO KURIHARA of GHOST plays second guitar on a number of Yura Yura Teikoku tracks as well. Singer/guitarist Shintaro Sakamoto is also an accomplished visual artist and his illustrations decorate the covers of these beautiful full color EP and LPs. All releases are on color vinyl and/or picture disk." - Mesh-Key. The two 10"s are from 1999, the two Picture Discs are from 2001 and the other 2 LPs are from 2003.
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Artist: YURA YURA TEIKOKU
Title: Shibie
Format: LP
Label: Midi
Country: Japan
Price: $32.00
"The last remaining copies of Yura Yura Teikoku backstock vinyl from MIDI Records in Japan. These records are totally out of print. A uniquely Japanese sonic hybrid of Jimi Hendrix, Murahachibu, Neil Young, Les Rallizes Denudes, 13th Floor Elevators, and 60s Japanese pop, Yura Yura Teikoku have amassed a tremendous Japanese following in Japan but remain criminally unknown elsewhere. Former PSF and CAPTAIN TRIP recording artists, Yura Yura Teikoku, have spent the last 15 years honing their experimental yet infectious ecstatic pop-psych sound. Their early work on PSF and CAPTAIN TRIP is compelling but pales in comparison to their later, brilliant recordings from MIDI Records. All of these release were recorded at Soichiro Nakamuras (of Japanese psych legends WHITE HEAVEN) Peace Studios with YOU ISHIHARA (also formerly of WHITE HEAVEN) producing. Yura Yura Teikoku bass player Chiyo Kamekawa also plays in THE STARS (PSF) with Ishihara. Co-conspirator MICHIO KURIHARA of GHOST plays second guitar on a number of Yura Yura Teikoku tracks as well. Singer/guitarist Shintaro Sakamoto is also an accomplished visual artist and his illustrations decorate the covers of these beautiful full color EP and LPs. All releases are on color vinyl and/or picture disk." - Mesh-Key. The two 10"s are from 1999, the two Picture Discs are from 2001 and the other 2 LPs are from 2003.
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Artist: YURA YURA TEIKOKU
Title: Taiyou No Shiroi Kona
Format: 10"
Label: Midi
Country: Japan
Price: $24.00
"The last remaining copies of Yura Yura Teikoku backstock vinyl from MIDI Records in Japan. These records are totally out of print. A uniquely Japanese sonic hybrid of Jimi Hendrix, Murahachibu, Neil Young, Les Rallizes Denudes, 13th Floor Elevators, and 60s Japanese pop, Yura Yura Teikoku have amassed a tremendous Japanese following in Japan but remain criminally unknown elsewhere. Former PSF and CAPTAIN TRIP recording artists, Yura Yura Teikoku, have spent the last 15 years honing their experimental yet infectious ecstatic pop-psych sound. Their early work on PSF and CAPTAIN TRIP is compelling but pales in comparison to their later, brilliant recordings from MIDI Records. All of these release were recorded at Soichiro Nakamuras (of Japanese psych legends WHITE HEAVEN) Peace Studios with YOU ISHIHARA (also formerly of WHITE HEAVEN) producing. Yura Yura Teikoku bass player Chiyo Kamekawa also plays in THE STARS (PSF) with Ishihara. Co-conspirator MICHIO KURIHARA of GHOST plays second guitar on a number of Yura Yura Teikoku tracks as well. Singer/guitarist Shintaro Sakamoto is also an accomplished visual artist and his illustrations decorate the covers of these beautiful full color EP and LPs. All releases are on color vinyl and/or picture disk." - Mesh-Key. The two 10"s are from 1999, the two Picture Discs are from 2001 and the other 2 LPs are from 2003.
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Artist: YURA YURA TEIKOKU
Title: Zukku Ni Rock
Format: 10"
Label: Midi
Country: Japan
Price: $24.00
"The last remaining copies of Yura Yura Teikoku backstock vinyl from MIDI Records in Japan. These records are totally out of print. A uniquely Japanese sonic hybrid of Jimi Hendrix, Murahachibu, Neil Young, Les Rallizes Denudes, 13th Floor Elevators, and 60s Japanese pop, Yura Yura Teikoku have amassed a tremendous Japanese following in Japan but remain criminally unknown elsewhere. Former PSF and CAPTAIN TRIP recording artists, Yura Yura Teikoku, have spent the last 15 years honing their experimental yet infectious ecstatic pop-psych sound. Their early work on PSF and CAPTAIN TRIP is compelling but pales in comparison to their later, brilliant recordings from MIDI Records. All of these release were recorded at Soichiro Nakamuras (of Japanese psych legends WHITE HEAVEN) Peace Studios with YOU ISHIHARA (also formerly of WHITE HEAVEN) producing. Yura Yura Teikoku bass player Chiyo Kamekawa also plays in THE STARS (PSF) with Ishihara. Co-conspirator MICHIO KURIHARA of GHOST plays second guitar on a number of Yura Yura Teikoku tracks as well. Singer/guitarist Shintaro Sakamoto is also an accomplished visual artist and his illustrations decorate the covers of these beautiful full color EP and LPs. All releases are on color vinyl and/or picture disk." - Mesh-Key. The two 10"s are from 1999, the two Picture Discs are from 2001 and the other 2 LPs are from 2003.
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Artist: YURA YURA TEIKOKU
Title: Tsumetai Gift
Format: 10"
Label: Midi Inc.
Country: Japan
Price: $22.00
"Out of print 10" features title track originally found on "Memai" LP and exclusive alternate take of "Kantsuu" from the "Shibire" LP." - Mesh Key.

Artist: MOON POOL AND DEAD BAND
Title: Humanizer
Format: LP
Label: Midwich
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"The duo of Nate Young (Wolf Eyes, Regression) and David Shettler (Viands, SSM) return with their highly-anticipated full-length follow-up to MEQ 2LP remixes, released by Midwich in 2015. Humanizer is sonically diverse featuring varied modes of production throughout. Humanizer jettisons with their live staple New British Blues, the 10-minute track recalling Shettlers long-form work in Viands, putting synthesizers in space, as live drums invigorate the track with an earthbound brashness. Cycloid is the albums most concise, bracing and dare-we-say catchy number -- a real ear-worm. Sea Dust is a blasting electronic collage also featuring live drums (we think). The title track Humanizer is classic Moon Pool, creepy and menacing with an off-kilter bass thump. A Gray Glow continues in classic mode with thumping bass and queasy synths. Hospital Quiet features pleasing, sunward-facing ambience to reassure listeners that all is good. Moon Pool and Dead Band have been a Detroit cult techno favorite since Shettler and Young joined forces in 2011. Uninitiated listeners are caught off-guard by the funkiness of the group, shaking assumptions about the groups perceived roots. Weve all heard bad noise-techno records -- this isnt one of them. The danceable style is one that grows organically from the duos life experience. Moon Pool and Dead Band approach the music with respect, knowledge and humor. Humanizer is a party-starter that could have only come from Detroit." - Midwich.

Artist: MOON POOL AND DEAD BAND
Title: MEQ
Format: Double 12"
Label: Midwich Productions
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
"Midwich is proud to present Moon Pool and Dead Bands MEQ (pronounced MEK--futurespeak for mech), an album of swinging, dirty, analog techno-funk, created with mountains of old synthesizers. MEQ consists of Moon Pool and Dead Bands earliest track, reworked by some of Detroits (and ex-Detroit) best producers: Patrick Russell, BMG (Brendan M. Gillen of Ectomorph), JTC (Dabrye/Charles Manier aka Tadd Mullinix), Ice Cold Chrissy (Coyote Clean Up), Michael Dykehouse, Erno the Inferno and Nate Young in Wolf Eyes mode. MEQ plays like an album, rather than a collection of remixes. The remixers were supplied with stems nearly one-half hour long, leaving each with an abundance of raw material at their disposal. There are no cloying, repetitive vocal hooks to disrupt the sonic narrative. Deep, dystopian techno-funk is delivered with the unerring raw assurance that only seasoned masters could deliver, leaving the musics rough edges appealingly unvarnished. The strong, danceable music is rugged enough to test the limits of any club sound-system, yet contains nuances, subtleties and warmth that make it ideal for home listening. Mastered by Ruud Lekx (Rude 66) and cut by Josh Bonati at Bonati Mastering in NYC. MEQ comes housed in a wide full-color UV gloss jacket featuring artwork by renowned sci-fi illustrator, Mark Salwowski. Layout by designer Beth Hall. A digital download code is included." - Midwich Productions.

Artist: BLACK DIRT OAK
Title: Wawayanda
Format: LP
Label: MIE
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
"The epic Wawayanda Patent by Black Dirt Oak is the Black Dirt Studio-affiliated supergroup with members of Pelt, No Neck Blues Band, Desert Heat, Rhyton, Pigeons, and more. Wawayanda Patent is available in a limited edition of 500 LPs with a download code. "MIE has cast a harvest wreath upon our seasons door, a deceptively intricate record woven like a spell by many interlocked arms and voices: a welcome hex. Featuring Steve Gunn (GHQ, Desert Heat, Violators), Nathan Bowles (Pelt, Black Twig Pickers), Jimy SeiTang (Rhyton, Stygian Stride, Psychic Ills), Justin Tripp (Georgia, Steve Gunn), Margot Bianca (Flown, Key Demo), Dave Shuford (Rhyton, D. Charles Speer, NNCK), and Wednesday Knudsen (Pigeons, Sea Donkeys), Black Dirt Oaks Wawayanda Patent is a song sung from a splintered Ouija board, a mass Shaker gift-drawing, a truly exquisite corpse. All these musicians have been fixtures at this rural studio west of New York City for years, but never so integrated as in this bizarre working. With songs that seem both plant and animal, this music splices many logics into a trembling unity. Without a doubt, an alkaloid-laden root is cellared down in Jason Meaghers Black Dirt Studio. To drop the needle onto this record is to slice across its concentric spheres. The fumes instigate fever dreams: Arco banjo strings and horns spiral like vines and gently strangle steeples erected by drum machines, leaving a skyline of electrified maypoles twinkling in the dark. Hands clasp and graft synthetic and old-world strains into an agrarian wish. The plant leafs out, flowers, fruits, and then sinks silvery seeds back into the rot. Someone plucks a song out in processional cadence only to fall backwards into a séance, channeling creation myths aloft in winds of disembodied voices. The harmonics float down and shroud the earth in breathable fabrics, tenderly draped over dead electronics like stainless skeletons half-buried in dirt, grinning to expose a circuitry of gold fillings amidst the teeth. To describe this music is to clog a drain with hair. You can see what repeated listenings do. Ive flooded my bath. To be sure, each musician has left her telltale fingerprints all over this record; however, the patterns are spun around an entirely different magnetic north, or maybe an underworld passage where the pole should be: Bowles blankets SeiTangs synthesized landforms in wet forests of frailed banjo, wooded hollows haunted by Biancas porcelain song. Their impossible horizon melts with a setting inner sun that turns out to be Knudsens sax. Meagher spins the whole like a glass witch ball, the distended interior described by Tripps geomantic figures, the crystalline surface etched by Shufords acid. Gunn delicately suspends the microcosm by a golden thread... and then they all trade places without us even noticing. Familiar sounds are put to unfamiliar tasks. While the music was germinated in the protected warmth of this cellar, pressing up against those walls are ten-thousand hectares of soaked earth, the drained and fertile remainder of ancient swamplands known as the Wawayanda Patent: soil fat with sulfuric allums, tubers, and now this occult growth, uprooted from below Orange Countys sun-soaked surface. Ingest with care." --Rob Smith

Artist: BLACK DIRT OAK & JANTAR
Title: Presage
Format: LP
Label: MIE
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
"Presage is an LP less split than twinned, like stars, each side pulled into a mesmerising gravitational dance by the others backspin. Black Dirt Oak and Jantar, siblings of sibilance and site, complete one anothers sentences in a dark and uncanny psychic psalmistry. For their part, Black Dirt Oak stomps out a series of chthonic ur-grooves, filthy bare feet splintered by silicon shards and splashing in puddles of molten rare earths. They kick up a black angel dust of decaying carbon-based lifeforms mingled with that of pulverized electronics, and the plume rises into the welcoming embrace of this albums other side, its sky. Jantar unfurls their canopy in a processional of single piano notes, bowed mists and skeins of flute light as cirrus. Once adrift, the vapors and star-like entities synchronize and calibrate themselves to a mysterious lunar pageant, a watery and flowing tide of incantatory voices pulled high behind its own luminous gravity. The two sides of Presage are distinct but describe in tandem the elemental contours of a shared world: namely, that of Black Dirt Studio and these musicians, some of whom have been recording here in other more familiar constellations for a decade now. Like the Dog Star Sirius, whose heliacal rising presages the wet season of planting and fertility, this twin system also rises, and hopefully augurs well for continued fertility and sonic flooding upon the plains of the lush Wawayanda region and this proven studio" --Rob Smith (Pigeons,Rhyton, Black Dirt Oak). Limited to 300 copies.

Artist: BOWLES & SCOTT VERRASTRO, NATHAN
Title: Polar Satellites
Format: LP
Label: MIE
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
"MIE releases Polar Satellites, the stunning collaboration by Nathan Bowles (Pelt/Black Twig Pickers) and Scott Verrastro (Kohoutek) on LP. Polar Satellites is a mesmerizing collection of percussion improvisations performed in duo by Nathan and Scott deep in the winter of 2009 and 2010 with absolutely no overdubs. Building on the starkness of Effigy by Pelt, (recently repressed on MIE), the duo have recorded an even bleaker, more minimal and hermetically-vibed record together. Unnerving and hypnotic, Polar Satellites is an intense journey into the unknown, awash with uncategorizable percussive instruments, kalimbas, and banjo. Nathan and Scott first met in Washington D.C. when Nathan would sit in on Kohoutek sets. They were brought together as a duo on a track recorded for Three Lobed Records Jack Rose tribute album and were so struck by the results that they went down to Black Dirt Studios and laid down these tracks with Jason Meagher on engineering, recording and mixing duties. James Plotkin has again done an excellent job on mastering duties." - MIE.