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Artist: BLACK TO COMM
Title: #14
Format: Mag
Label: Black To Comm
Country: USA
Price: $3.00
1988 issue. "The first issue with the new and improved name features part one of the Ron Asheton interview, a nice though could be much better given all the information discovered since piece on the Deviants, an article on Peter Laughners Cinderella Backstreet and the Seeds. Oh, theres also a piece on Charlemagne Palestine written by someone or other who shall remain nameless forever.." - Chris Stigliano. Restocked.
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Artist: BLACK TO COMM
Title: #16
Format: Mag
Label: Black To Comm
Country: USA
Price: $3.50
1989 issue. "This one has the Rudolph Grey interview, some reprints of Peter Laughner things I copped out of old issues of ZEPPELIN and elsewhere, more Electric Eels lyrics with a pic, Laughing Hyenas and of course tributes to the recently departed Lucille Ball and Jim Backus." - Chris Stigliano. Restocked.
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Artist: BLACK TO COMM
Title: #17
Format: Mag
Label: Black To Comm
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
Spring 1990 issue w/ Donald Miller, Maureen Tucker. Rocket From The Tombs photos, Scott Morgan Band(ex-Rationals, ex-Sonics Rendevous Band), Bob Bannister.

Artist: BLACK TO COMM
Title: #19
Format: Mag
Label: Black To Comm
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
1991 issue w/ Joe Meek, Rancid Vat, Miriam Linna (Cramps, Norton Records), Pink Fairies, History of Fanzines, Jeff Clayton (Antiseen), Czech Underground Rock (Plastic People, DG307, Umela Hmota). Restocked.
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Artist: BLACK TO COMM
Title: #20
Format: Mag
Label: Black To Comm
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
Summer 1993 issue w/ the Seeds, Mick Farren, Roky Erickson, MX 80 Sound.
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Artist: BLACK TO COMM
Title: #21
Format: Mag
Label: Black To Comm
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"A VON LMO cover story and interview grace this ish, as do interviews with Metal Mike Saunders, Brian McMahon (Electric Eels) and rockabilly star Ronnie Dawson, plus you can read much-desired items on the Trashmen, Velvet Underground and Hawkwind like I knew you would! Not to mention a piece on the infamous TEENAGE WASTELAND GAZETTE fanzine!" - Chris Stigliano. From 1995. Restocked.
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Artist: BLACK TO COMM
Title: #22
Format: Mag/CD
Label: Black To Comm
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
Huge 1997 issue w/ Alice Cooper, Steve Mackay (sax on Stooges Funhouse), Planets, Umela Hmota, Seventh Seal (early 70s Detroit free rock) Krautrock and more. PLUS an amazing cd with rare tracks from Carnal Kitchen (Steve Mackay), Simply Saucer, Milk, Umela Hmota, Rockin Blewz (late 60s pre-Vom/Angry Samoans Metal Mike Saunders), Brian McMahon (Electric Eels), Dom and the Moving Parts (Erik Lindgrens late 70s avant new wave/punk group).
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Artist: BLACK TO COMM
Title: #24
Format: Mag
Label: Black To Comm
Country: USA
Price: $7.50
2001 issue. "This issues cover features a nice interview with Doug Snyder of not only Sick Dick and the Volkswagens fame (the NYC no wave band from the late-seventies lower-Manhattan ka-BOOM!, not the nineties group with the same moniker!) but the Doug Snyder/Bob Thompson DAILY DANCE album which has achieved legendary status long ago, plus theres an interview with the Dogs (Detroit) and Greg Shaw, a piece on the old CANT BUY A THRILL fanzine and the usual feature-length reviews and the like." - Chris Stigliano. Restocked.

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

Artist: BLACK TO COMM
Title: Levitation/Astoria
Format: Picture Disc Lathe Cut 7"
Label: Black To Comm
Country: Germany
Price: $16.00
"Got a beautiful new single from Black To Comm, the solo project of Dekorder head Marc Richter. Levitation/Astoria (Black To Comm 7") is a gorgeous, lathe-cut picture disc that combines one side of meditational float with another that chatters and boings like one of those great Nonesuch Explorer LPs heard through a closed window at the wrong speed when youre about ten years old and feeling very foggy on a combination of fever and cough syrup. Frankly, I prefer the more screwed-up side, but listening to it made me go back and get a bit deeper into the subtleties of its flip." - Byron Coley/The Wire, April 2006. Edition of 100.
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Artist: BLACK TO COMM
Title: Earth
Format: LP
Label: De Stijl
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"EARTH is a 2009 silent film by Ho Tzu Nyen, one of Singapores foremost artists. The visually arresting film has been live-soundtracked by a number of artists (including Oren Ambarchi) in several locales, and after Black to Comm, a.k.a. Marc Richters accompaniment at Berlins Asian Film Festival and the Unsound Festival in Krakow (both in 2010), he decided to commit it to record. In Marcs own words: Most of the music was composed under the influence of heavy pain killers while recovering from a broken leg. The music (like the film) is about slowness and decay, states of unconsciousness, sleeping and waking up, dying and being reborn. The film basically is a post-apocalyptic collage based on paintings by classical European painters (Caravaggio, Delacroix, Rembrandt, Gericault) -- the music tries to translate that concept employing similar collage-based sampling techniques using loops made from vintage vinyl and shellac records combined with acoustic and electronic instrumentation and voice. Richters already formidable expressive power stretches over all of EARTH. Reflecting the countless cyclical forces that make up, oh, more or less everything we know and are, the music on EARTH is bracing, lovely, bustling and still, and at times bittersweet, a commingling of sensations and emotions that cant be neatly separated from one another. (EARTHis complex, as you know.) Guests on EARTHinclude David Aird, a.k.a Vindicatrix (on the Mordant Music label), contributing startling vocal work; Renate Nikolaus on an array of instruments and noise devices; Rutger Zuydervelt (singing bowls); and Christopher Kline (singing saw). EARTH is Black to Comms seventh album and his debut for De Stijl, following the acclaimed Alphabet 1968 (on Type) and last years vinyl-only collaboration with Mike Kelley of Destroy All Monsters (on the En/Of label)." -De Stijl.

Artist: BLACK TO COMM
Title: Rückwärts Backwards
Format: LP
Label: Dekorder
Country: Germany
Price: $23.00
"Finally, heres the vinyl version of the debut album by Hamburgs Black To Comm. Strictly limited edition of 222 copies, hand screened grey cardboard sleeves, full colour insert, postcard and gold stamped labels." - Dekorder. "The whole album is very dream-like, mystical and fascinating, like being in the middle of a fog bank and loosing your sense of direction but always knowing that youll find your way out one way or the other." - (Mats Gustaffson/The Broken Face). "What makes this record stand out so much is its attention for detail and the thoughtful combination of source material and additions. On the album opener "Bees" for example, somebody humms over the sound of bees. It just fits perfectly. The same goes for the vintage sounding sweet lullaby loops on "March of the Vivian Girls" that get shadowed by a full distortion noise attack. Over the course of its eight tracks, "Rückwärts Backwards" exemplifies this hard-to-achieve equilibrium of beauty and repulsion, of nature and civilization. A fascinating listen." - (Foxy Digitalis). "The title track sounds like Nicos "Marble Index" produced by William Basinski instead of John Cale with vague traces of glockenspiel becoming increasingly carnival-like, wandering behind decaying hiss. Special mention must also go to the accelerator tones and military rigour of "March of the Vivian Girls" which slowly build to a collapse of trebly noise." - Indiecult.
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Artist: BLACK TO COMM
Title: s/t
Format: 10"
Label: Dekorder
Country: Germany
Price: $20.00

Artist: BLACK TO COMM
Title: Stille Nacht
Format: Lathe Cut 8" Flexi
Label: Hasenbart
Country: Germany
Price: $22.00
"Extremely limited lathe cut Christmas single. 1-sided 8" square picture disc (full colour printing on both sides, stamped on the back, audio on one side) with a plunderphonic version of "Stille Nacht" (aka "Silent Night"). This record will only be produced until Dec. 24, 2012 and then deleted forever." - Hasenbart.

Artist: BLACK TO COMM
Title: s/t
Format: Double LP
Label: Type
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
"Hamburgs Marc Richter has been busy with his Black To Comm project since his last appearance under that name on Type, 2009s genre-bending and critically acclaimed Alphabet 1968 (TYPE 053CD). Aside from helming the prolific Dekorder imprint, hes put out a number of musical curios, including 2012s excellent film soundtrack EARTH. Now Richter is back with Alphabet 1968s proper follow-up, a self-titled double album pieced together from crumbling samples, vocal snippets, and an arsenal of noise generators and filters. Richters material has always been characterized by an air of surrealism, but its never been more obvious than on the pulsing, chattering opener "Human Gidrah" or in the delirious, fractured pop of "Hands." There are real songs hidden in here somewhere, but theyre disintegrated by Richters sound manipulation techniques and dissolved into soupy, extended drone marathons. The centerpiece is undoubtedly "Is Nowhere," which builds slowly over 20 minutes with rumbling organ sounds and buzzing filters, never losing the listeners attention for a second. Black To Comm is a deeper, more challenging record than its predecessor, but one which repays the patient listener. Richters dusty, unique sound has never sounded so well-honed and pointed, and its a patchwork of ideas and fragments that only improves over time. Mastered and cut by Matt Colton. Artwork by Andreas Diefenbach." - Type.

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