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Artist: AND BAND, THE/PERFECT STRANGERS
Title: Noli Me Tangere
Format: 7"
Label: Look Plastic/Noisyland
Country: New Zealand
Price: $15.00
Reissue of this legendary and incredibly rare split 7" from Christchurch NZ, 1982. Repressed in an edition of 284 copies. Features members of THE SPIES (see recent LP on Siltbreeze), THE PUDDLE (Flying Nun), etc...
AND BAND: George D. Henderson, Susan Ellis, Mark Thomas, Richard Sedger.
PERFECT STRANGERS: William Vosburgh III, Mark Thomas, Wilhelm Ruifrok, Richard Uti.

"Had the antipodean bastard twins of Beefheart and the Residents released a record in Christchurch of the early 80, this would have been it. Nearly 20 minutes of 2-track-recorded improv psych, free skronk and clattering pop crammed onto a 33rpm split-7". Some of the 200 copies are housed in sleeves assembled and decorated by the members, by common friends (such as The Gordons) and their children some just came in a generic white sleeve, few were actually sold.

The And Band were the absconding Spies, a band around George Henderson, who had to leave Willingtons now legendary Terrace scene in 1980 after a criminal escapade relayed in the liner notes to their mandatory "Battle of Bosworth Terrace" LP (Siltbreeze 2014). Starting out with the chromosome damaged Pink Floyd tribute "Interstellar Gothic" (later also performed and recorded by Puddle, the lo-fi-pop-band Henderson formed after moving to Dunedin), the And Band-side then mutates into Susan Ellis twilight-sk-pop-nugget "We Are Right" and finishes off with a Can meets Ubu idiosyncrasy named "Hung From Dirty Wounds".

Things get weirder on side 2. The Perfect Strangers around art student Bill Vosburg shun rhythm and melody as too much mundane and deliver irritating and beautiful chaos between free-jazz and tape-collages. On surviving photos they look snappy like the Rough Trade house band circa 1978.

Both bands are immediately banned from Christchurch pubs and clubs and have to rely on open-air gigs and self organized shows at galleries. They always play a double bill, share an inner city commune, certain members and the collective ignorance of almost the entire population of Christchurch. The few malcontents who do listen however are so deeply impressed by the drug-propelled free improvisations, they inevitably form bands themselves. Axemen and Spacedust being just two of them. The split-single is scheduled for an Australian reissue at the end of 2016, therell be 300 this time." - Gregor Kessler, Dynamite Hemorrhage #3.
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Artist: ASHLEY, ROBERT
Title: Automatic Writing
Format: CD
Label: Lovely Music
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
2017 repress; 1996 release. "Automatic Writing compiles three early Robert Ashley works from 1967-79 -- some of his most experimental works. Composed in recorded form over a period of five years, "Automatic Writing", originally issued on Lovely Music in 1979, is the result of Robert Ashleys fascination with involuntary speech. He recorded and analyzed the repeated lines of his own mantra and extracted four musical characters. The result is a quiet, early form of ambient music. The piece rather famously formed the basis for Nurse With Wounds A Missing Sense (1997). Steven Stapletons commentary on the recording: "A Missing Sense was originally conceived as a private tape to accompany my taking of LSD. When in that particular state, Robert Ashleys Automatic Writing was the only music I could actually experience without feeling claustrophobic and paranoid. We played it endlessly; it seemed to become part of the room, perfectly blending with the late night city ambiance and the breathing of the building." The piece features the voices of Ashley and Mimi Johnson, with electronics and Polymoog backing, with a switching circuit designed and built by Paul DeMarinis. "Purposeful Lady Slow Afternoon" and "She Was A Visitor" are excerpts from an opera entitled "That Morning Thing", composed in 1966-67 as a result of Ashleys impulse to express something about the suicides of three friends. "Purposeful Lady Slow Afternoon", originally issued in 1968, is a womans description of a sexual experience. Ashley attempts "to demonstrate the dichotomy between the rational-whatever can be explained in words-and its opposite-which is not irrational or a-rational, but which cannot be explained in words." The lead voice performed by Cynthia Liddell, the processed back-up chorus, the recurring bell tone, and the pervading tape hiss, create an unsettling mood. "She Was a Visitor" was originally issued on the electronic compilation Extended Voices in 1967. It is another form of description, intended to be understood as a form of rumor. The chorus is divided into groups, each headed by a leader. A lone speaker repeats the title sentence throughout. The separate phonemes of this sentence are picked up freely by the group leaders and are relayed to the group members, who sustain them softly and for the duration of one natural breath. The time lag produces a staggered, chant-like effect, with the sounds moving outward from the nearest performer to the farthest. Booklet notes by Robert Ashley." - Lovely Music.

Artist: BACZKOWSKI, STEVE/CHRIS CORSANO/PAUL FLAHERTY
Title: The Dull Blade
Format: LP
Label: Feeding Tube
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"More than a decade since their first (and last) trio album, Dim Bulb (2005), Buffalo Steve, Chris Corsano and Paul Flaherty are back on the attack. The three recorded as part of a larger ensemble on the Open Mouth LP, Wrong Number (2014), but they have a certain way of creating focused trio dynamics that makes babies talk in tongues and old men drool. The line-up is a bit unorthodox -- two saxes (one a goddamn baritone) and drums. You might almost be tempted to call the format European. But itd be a canard to try and place this album in the Euro free music tradition. I mean, yeah, there is some massive outsider brawling here. Buckets of wind and clumps of tubs all double twisted up, as Fred Blassie used to say. But the fire never refrains from flaming as jazz-qua-jazz, which places it a lot more squarely in the American tradition than actual squares would have you believe. These three are clearly savages, which is a far cry from people impersonating savages, if you catch my drift. Beyond that, there is an ineffably jazzoid heft to the music here. Both Steve and Paul are playing in a distinctly post-Ayler jetstream. The freedom of their runs maintains that strangely (perhaps even imaginary or projective) American connection to bar-walking R&B maniacs -- something that seems to lie at the bottom of our countrys hornic subconscious. Which is not to say individual moments on this record couldnt have come from the FMP catalog, but theres a red hot holism here that will brand most asses with the stars & stripes. The Dull Blade has a strange undercurrent of swing here as well. Largely provided by Mr. Corsanos driving full kit approach, the most outward-moving passages (often those involving the inner and outer freak registers of the horns) get corralled back into more clearly terrestrial and genuinely moving. Its a great goddamn record. Once again these guys manage to defy odds and expectations, creating music that is as fully-charged and beautiful as it is warped." - Byron Coley, 2017. Edition of 400.

Artist: BLOD
Title: Kare Jesus/Mandys Bil
Format: 7"
Label: I Dischi Del Barone
Country: Sweden
Price: $10.00
“Another nerve-wrecking tape collage work from the Gothenburg-based Blod. Spun from the circle around Enhet För Fri Musik, Blod uses found cassettes to create bizarre glimpses of an extremely cold but thrilling north. Thrift store gems of private home recordings of children singing, random conversations and crude boom box experimentation, sometimes spiced up with sparse instrumentation and always layered with a rudimentary paus-rec ff-rewind editing. Theres a humorous vein often absent in contemporary tape music, yet the private nature of the source material adds a disturbing flavour. Its often like breaking in into someones living room on a Saturday night and hiding behind the rugged IKEA family couch. Käre Jesus is based on repeated snippets from a Christian congregation somewhere in Sweden, classic A-side material and the one for the charts. The slow burner Mandys Bil on the flipside investigates how gruelling it can be to own a car.
200 copies. Black vinyl, white cardboard sleeve with postcard attached, stamped white labels, insert. Four different cover variations. Plays at 45rpm." - I Dischi Del Barone.

Artist: CANNIBAL
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Ultra Eczema
Country: Belgium
Price: $24.00
"When the hotel is empty before the fire alarm goes off , one could question the staff — or the band that emptied it. Cannibal like their ice - cream dark ; one of their members makes GG Allin look petite when visiting the restaurant, mixing it up with the restroom. This band is the result of a staff meeting between Detroit - based book beatnik, toy thief and original Destroy All Monsters member Cary Loren ; Paris - based, Californian visual artist and member of Gobbler Cameron Jamie; and Blankenberghe-based con-artist and footballteam manager Dennis Tyfus. This meeting resulted in several collage concerts — including a memorable gig at a wedding party where the members of Cannibal out - dressed the bride and the groom — and a previous record on the New York - based book/artist record publisher Primary Information. We find ourselves here, stuck at a rave where the DJ only plays slide guitar on his eye phoam, backed - up by a poet that smells as bad as I do, and a baboon attempting to erect his snake Maganga-style. Two side - long collages that drag you from the restroom to the ballroom, via the deepest armpits of the basement where The Cramps used to do their sit-ups — with their wigs on. Limited to 265 copies." - Ultra Eczema.

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

Artist: CLEARY, COREY, JONATHAN GEAN, PETER FRIEL, MATTEA LANDRY, ERIC SCHMID
Title: House Music
Format: LP
Label: FQW
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"A capella covers featuring: "Black Water", "Smells Like Teen Spirit", "Hall of the Mountain King", "Land of Confusion", "Phylyps Trak"" - FQW. Hand drawn sleeves in an edition of 200.

Artist: COME ON
Title: 1979-1980
Format: LP
Label: Manufactured
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"A regular fixture on New Yorks downtown scene in the late 70s, Come On released just two singles in their short but fruitful existence – the self-released “Dont Walk On The Kitchen Floor/ A Kitchen In The Clouds” single in 1978 and the mysterious “Housewives Play Tennis / Howard After 6” single in 1980 (the band was unaware it had ever been released until a copy showed up on eBay 20 years later).

Typical of the time, Come On was comprised of a ragtag group of artists and scenesters – seasoned musician George Elliott (guitar), conceptual guru Ralf Mann (bass), illustrator Page Wood (drums), teenager Elena Glasberg (guitar) who would study for class between gigs, and Jamie Kaufman (vocals) who had never sung before (or since) fronting Come On. With a unified egalitarian look of white button down shirts and black pants and Kaufmans arresting stage presence the band embodied what they called “Nervous Rock Music.” Stripped down and tense, Come Ons brand of minimalist rock teemed with agitation, sexual frustration, and a wry, dark humor.

Compiling the bands two singles, unreleased tracks, live material from the late 70s, and including a 20-page booklet full of archival images and liner notes by noted biographer Chris OLeary, Come On is recommended for fans of early Talking Heads, DNA, Pere Ubu, and Half Japanese." - Manufactured.

Artist: CORIA, MIGUEL ANGEL
Title: En Rouge Et Noir
Format: CD
Label: Cramps
Country: Italy
Price: $7.00
“2004 reissue; originally released in 1976 as number ten in the Nova Musicha series. A breathy recording with lush piano elegies awash in a radical sonic realm that is profoundly reminiscent of Charlemagne Palestine but in a very hectic/spirited way. Truly an excellent and underrated recording that explores new piano possibilities. Beautiful digipack edition with large booklet.” - Cramps.

Artist: CURRAN, ALVIN
Title: Natural History
Format: LP
Label: Black Truffle
Country: Australia
Price: $26.00
"Black Truffle present the first-ever vinyl issue of Alvin Currans Natural History, originally released on cassette by Edition Giannozzo Berlin in 1983. A founding member of the radical electronic improvising group Musica Elettronica Viva, since the early 1970s Curran has developed an idiosyncratic body of solo work that occupies a unique position in the post-Cageian experimental tradition. Singularly undogmatic, Currans work takes the Cageian experience as the starting point for a radical openness to all forms of music and sound. Refusing to abstract music from its human functions, his work draws on existing musical genres, cutting-edge electronics and environmental recordings to craft compositions that mimic the hazy texture of everyday life, moving from the abstract to the referential, from the observational to the emotive, from the structured to the random. As he reflects in the liner notes written especially for this edition: "This infinite stream of sound became my life and my music all at once". Currans other classic solo works of the 1970s and 1980s, such as Songs and Views of the Magnetic Garden (1975) and Canti Illuminati (1982) are elaborate collages that combine keyboard and voice improvisation and composition with field-recorded environments. Natural History consists entirely of field recordings from Currans archive, arranged as a series of "still lifes", sometimes layered, but without any additional processing. Sounds recorded over the course of nearly twenty years, at Currans home in Rome or while traveling: constructions sites, insects, childrens toys, a piano being tuned, foghorns, familiar to admirers of Curran masterful Maritime Rites (2004), lovemaking, a singing neighbor. It is, as Curran says, an attempt to "put the sound of the entire world on a cassette tape". Heard against the backdrop of the increasing prevalence of field recordings in contemporary music over the last few years, Natural History is like a refreshing breeze, suffused with the joy of discovery. Gatefold sleeve with liner notes and photos by Alvin Curran and design by Stephen OMalley. Vinyl cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates." - Black Truffle.
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Artist: DARKSMITH
Title: Time To Die
Format: Cass
Label: Mom Costume
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
Latest self release from DARKSMITH (Hanson, Vitrine, Hermitage, Kye, etc..) and already nearly sold out.

Artist: DIE TODLICHE DORIS
Title:
Format: LP
Label: Etats-Unis
Country: USA
Price: $27.00
"Die Tödliche Doris was born out of West Berlins lively post-punk community in the early 80s. Along with Einstürzende Neubauten, Malaria, Sprung Aus Den Wolken and Frieder Butzmann, Die Tödliche Doris ranks amongst the Geniale Dilletanten -- which roughly translates as ingenious dilettantes -- who sought to democratize cultural productions beyond the grip of both Western capitalism and GDR socialism. The Geniale Dilletanten became synonymous with a free-for-all approach to music, film, painting and performance where participants encouraged raw expression through provocation and experimentation. Wolfgang Müller and Nikolaus Utermöhlen founded Die Tödliche Doris in 1980, presenting the public persona of Doris as a constantly shifting entity that deliberately engaged the contradictions of the human condition. The band often referenced themselves in the third person singular, alluding to Doris as a fully-formed female character with explosive, colorful emotions. For her debut album -- originally released on Zickzack in 1982 and playfully titled " " (that is, blank space surrounded by quotation marks) -- Doris most closely entertains the notion of a typical rock band with drums, bass and guitar. Produced by Neubautens Blixa Bargeld, the thirteen songs presented here are disquieting lullabies of profound anxiety, savage and primitive deconstructions of German polka and manic lacerations of punk minimalism: all reflections of the many and fractured personalities of Doris. This first-time vinyl reissue includes a reproduction of the original 24-page booklet." - Etats-Unis.

Artist: DOG LADY ISLAND
Title: Chopin
Format: LP
Label: Ultra Eczema
Country: Belgium
Price: $24.00
"Dog Lady Island, also known as Dog Lady — monikers of multi-instrumentalist Michael Collino — plopped out of the sewers of Michigan in 2009 via the same skate scene that included Aaron Dilloway, Nate Young and Heath Moerland. They composed their rigs from homemade instruments and deteriorated electronics to create a particular brand of Michigan noise — sparse, horror-inflected and psychedelic. Dog Ladys early work was mostly of the drone violin variety, later evolving into de-tuned strings and rewired Marantz tape deck antics.
On ‘Chopin, Dog Lady Island turns the spotlight on the dark side of the disco ball, rendering the composers famous Nocturnes and Preludes with just a zither and with mesmerising results. Limited to 300 copies" - Ultra Eczema.

Artist: F.S.K.
Title: Ein Haufen Scheiss Und Ein Zertrummertes Klavier
Format: 12"
Label: Martin Hossbach
Country: Germany
Price: $22.00
"F.S.K. plays "Ein Haufen Scheiß Und Ein Zertrümmertes Klavier" live at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, October 3rd, 2015; Mixed by Marcel Dettmann. F.S.K. (Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle) is an art school band from Munich that formed in 1980 and issued disturbing slogans of a new dissidence. The futuristic development of so-called noisemakers carried a key moment of deviant pop music into its emerging discourse. "Ein Haufen Scheiß Und Ein Zertrümmertes Klavier" (a pile of crap and a shattered piano), developed for Berlins HKW, explores productive axes between destruction and deconstruction (paying tribute to Luigi Russolo)." - Martin Hossbach.

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

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

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

Artist: FEDRIGOTTI/DANILO LORENZINI, MICHELE
Title: I Fiori Del Sole
Format: LP
Label: Song Cycle
Country: UK
Price: $30.00
"Song Cycle Records present a reissue of Michele Fedrigotti and Danilo Lorenzinis I Fiori Del Sole, originally released on Cramps Records in 1979. I Fiori Del Sole is a composition for organ and piano by the Italian duo of Michele Fedrigotti and Danilo Lorenzini. The encounter between minimalist aesthetic and evocative religious atmospheres make this album one of the most interesting and obscure treasures of Italian minimalism. The album was produced by the legendary Franco Battiato with whom the duo Fedrigotti-Lorenzini collaborated the same year for LEra Del Cinghiale Bianco. Comes on 180 gram vinyl." - Song Cycle.

Artist: FORREST, BOB
Title: John Michell: A Memoir
Format: Book
Label: Sloow Tapes
Country: Belgium
Price: $14.00
"Short memoir about John Michell (1933-2003), the Merlin of the Age of Aquarius, by friend and occasional collaborator Bob Forrest. Michell wrote about diverse subjects such as flying saucers, ley-lines, British eccentrics and sacred geometry. His books include The View Over Atlantis, Dimension of Paradise and Megalithomania among others. Limited to 50 copies." - Sloow Tapes.
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Artist: FRASER, SCOTT
Title: Architecture
Format: LP
Label: Fun Music
Country: USA
Price: $28.00
After 15+ years, a restock of original , loose shrinked copies of this 1988 release on Philip Perkins Fun Music label. Recorded 1982-1988. "Fun Music began as an outlet for Scott Fraser, David Ocker, "Blue" Gene Tyranny (his more obscure works not then available from Lovely Music) and me. After a few years "Blue" and David lost interest in the label, and it continued on as a vehicle for recordings by Scott Fraser and myself. The label more or less shut down in 1995 when Scott and I began releasing work on Artifact Records.." - Philip Perkins.

Farfisa Organ, Casio MT30, Classical and Electric Guitar, Korg MS10, Prophet 600, Drum, Casio CZ101, Emulator II, Bottleneck Guitar, Effects [Found Voice, Tape Loop, Wind, Birds], Composer, Producer, Mixing, Recording - Scott Fraser. Bass Clarinet – David Ocker. Hardanger Fiddle – Loretta Kelley.Santur – Peggy Caton. Cello – Ed Willett.

Artist: HAINO, KEIJI
Title: Watashi Dake?
Format: LP
Label: Black Editions
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"Black Editions present the first vinyl reissue of Keiji Hainos stunning debut album Watashi Dake?, originally released in 1981. This first ever edition released outside of Japan features the artists originally intended metallic gold and silver jacket artwork. Over the last fifty years few musicians or performers have created as monumental and uncompromising a body of work as that of Keiji Haino. Through a vast number of recordings and performances, Haino has staked out a ground all his own, creating a language of unparalleled intensity that defies any simple classification. For all this, his 1981 debut album Watashi Dake? has remained enigmatic. Originally released in a small edition by the legendary Pinakotheca label, the album was heard by only a select few in Japan and far fewer overseas. Original vinyl copies became impossibly rare and highly sought after the world over. Watashi Dake? presents a haunting vision -- stark vocals, whispered and screamed, punctuate dark silences. Intricate and sharp guitar figures interweave, repeat, and stretch, trance-like, emerging from dark recesses. Written and composed on the spot -- Hainos vision is one of deep spiritual depths that distantly evokes 1920s blues and medieval music -- yet is unlike anything ever committed to record before or since. Produced in close cooperation with Keiji Haino and legendary photographer Gin Satoh. Coupled with starkly minimal packaging, featuring the now iconic cover photographs by Gin Satoh, the album is a startling and fully realized artistic statement. Housed in custom printed deluxe Stoughton tip-on jackets, including black on black inserts, extras, and hand-colored finishes; Remastered by Elysian Masters and cut by Bernie Grundman Mastering; Pressed to high quality vinyl at RTI; Includes download code." - Black Editions.

Artist: HIELE-MARTENS
Title: Lips
Format: One-Sided LP
Label: Ultra Eczema
Country: Belgium
Price: $24.00
"Lips pairs Roman Hiele — the ultimate Antwerp cocktail karaoke swinger — and Lieven Martens — “dad of the year“, field recordist and English teacher. This outing, the duos first, was recorded at the venerable electronic studios of Worm in Rotterdam and at Studio De Ziltige Olijf in central Antwerp, where the stench of salty human bulk creeps into your mouth from about a mile away. During Hiele-Martens few concerts one could detect and, indeed, savour a Jiskefet-like attention to detail: the correct lighting, and a sensitivity towards ‘tiny‘ sounds (such as ice cubes — shaken, not stirred — and little bells). The recordings on this LP make the ears work like they should, and they therefore require your full attention. Full-colour sleeve — a portrait of the duo by Dennis Tyfus — plus insert. Limited to 300 copies" - Ultra Eczema.

Artist: JONES, JOE
Title: In Performance
Format: LP
Label: Etats-Unis
Country: USA
Price: $27.00
"After studying with composers John Cage and Earle Brown, Joe Jones became a prominent figure in Fluxus, contributing to the movements first yearbox alongside La Monte Young, György Ligeti and Nam June Paik. Beginning in late 1961, Jones began constructing his own music machines -- drawing inspiration from the calliopes, automata and orchestrations of the 19th and early 20th century to create self-playing ensembles of stringed instruments, percussion and woodwinds -- played through an elaborate (yet decidedly lo-tech) system of rubber bands, balls and tin foil. Christened the Tone Deaf Music Company, this battery of automated musical instruments generates the sounds on In Performance (originally released in 1977 on the Harlequin Art imprint). With exacting conceptual precision and varied subtleties of natural motion -- not unlike Harry Bertoias sounding sculptures -- Jones machines produce richly-textured strata of sound and serve as engines of paradox. While bringing the figure of the artist-composer to the foreground, the machines ultimately dispense with the need for the performer entirely -- a cunning subversion of the fetish for virtuosity and individual genius. Limited edition of 500 numbered copies on clear vinyl." - Etats-Unis.
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Artist: KOZMONAUT
Title: Flieg
Format: LP
Label: Mental Experience
Country: Spain
Price: $27.00
"Mental Experience present a reissue of Kozmonauts Fleig, originally released in 1986. Ultra-rare DIY minimal/synth-pop/industrial/dark wave album. Kozmonaut was the personal project of a young and talented Canadian musician called Michael Gutierrez, who moved to San Francisco in the early 80s. Influenced by Kraftwerk, German culture, and electronic music, Michael recorded the Flieg album all by himself at his garage studio, using the pseudonym of Hans Schiller. 1000 copies were pressed on his own label, Vier Productions Inc., but they were never distributed or sold at the time, with virtually the entire pressing being discarded, as Michael, a perfectionist, was not satisfied with the spelling mistakes on the cover, among other things. In 1989, Michael, along with Pieter Ziegelmeier, formed the famous industrial/electronic band Kode IV. Sadly, Michael contracted AIDS and passed away in 1994. All the contents of his garage (tapes, albums, synths, and recording equipment) were sold for cheap or ended up in the street. Fast forward to 2010: An adventurous record hunter (Christian Peintner) finds a copy of Flieg at a thrift shop in San Francisco. At first, he thinks its a German album but after some investigation, he discovers the name of Michael Gutierrez which leads him to Kode IV and then to Peter Ziegelmeier. He visits Peter who tells him the real story of Michael Gutierrez. Flieg is an excellent album, a crossover of a wide range of styles from early industrial (paving the way for Michaels later sounds with Kode IV), to synth-pop, experimental electronics, ambient, and dark wave. Michael uses the vocoder very effectively and for one of the songs, "Tidal Meditation", he recorded the Golden Gate Bridge fog horn to use as a sample. Original artwork, with spelling mistakes corrected; Insert with liner notes; Includes download coupon." - Mental Experience.

Artist: LACY, STEVE/MISHA MENGELBERG/GEORGE LEWIS/ARJEN GORTER/HAN BENNINK
Title: A Change of Season
Format: LP + CD
Label: Soul Note
Country: Italy
Price: $24.00
"Recorded on July 2-3 1984 at the Barigozzi Studio in Milan, this album represents one of the most important tributes ever made to the music of Herbie Nichols. The eccentric and visionary bop of this great pianist and composer is brought to life once against in all its stylistic originality through this amazing interpretation by Steve Lacy (soprano sax), George Lewis (trombone), Misha Mengelberg (piano), Arjen Gorter (bass), and Han Bennink (drums), a true supergroup in contemporary jazz." - Soul Note.

Artist: MOEBIUS, DIETER
Title: Ding
Format: LP
Label: Bureau B
Country: Germany
Price: $23.00
"Dieter Moebius - one half of the legendary duo Cluster and the godfather of electronic krautrock - passed away in the summer of 2015. Bureau B are reissuing his final four solo albums. Following on from Blotch (BB 209CD/LP) and Nurton (BB 210CD/LP), reissued in 2016, Kram (BB 258CD/LP) and Ding now complete the quartet. Liner notes were penned by Moebiuss friend, the U.S. composer, producer, and musician Tim Story. Ding was originally released in 2011.

Tim Story on Ding: "If Dieter Moebius previous album Kram was an irreverent mélange of bright synthetic textures, 2011s Ding might be considered Moebis industrial album. There is a cyclical, mechanical feel to many of the pieces here -- but this is light industry, not heavy machinery. Small, discrete contraptions churn out curious objects as the listener strolls the factory floor, the combinations evolving as perspectives shift with each step taken. Moebi made extensive use of a relatively portable sample recorder/looper during the creation of Ding, and the freedom to capture random bits of sound in the natural (or unnatural) world must have been inspiring. These organic ambiences might have evoked a terrain that feels familiar, except of course that this is a Moebius album. Angular rhythms, disembodied voices, repeated loops of audio debris all combine to forge a facsimile of reality that is wonderfully peculiar. The earthy environments of Ding give it a remarkable depth of field, and Moebi masterfully allows a great deal of transparency in the mixes. The smallest of musical cues -- the alternating, faraway chords which float through Bone, for example -- are sufficient to tie the seemingly disparate elements together into a satisfying, truly musical experience. The strands of natural, mechanical, and electronic sounds are so deftly juxtaposed that music never quite overwhelms noise, and the clamor is never allowed to stifle Dings strange poetry. Altogether, Ding feels like something of a small revelation -- theres liberation in Moebis willful escape from a sound palette confined solely to his synthesizers. If the notion of manipulated, overlapping field recordings sounds dry and abstract, Ding is anything but. In places, the loping, syncopated pulses suggest the polyrhythms of African music, even funk -- but its a state which never quite materializes because the rhythm loops are almost always trimmed slightly too long or too short, deliberately interrupting the groove that otherwise could have taken hold. So its music you might conceivably dance to, if your legs arent quite the same length. Mentally, its much easier to dance with Ding. Shot through with Moebis humor and extraordinary imagination, its provocative choreography of music and noise remains one of his most seductive." - Bureau B.

Artist: MOEBIUS, DIETER
Title: Kram
Format: LP
Label: Bureau B
Country: Germany
Price: $23.00
"Dieter Moebius - one half of the legendary duo Cluster and the godfather of electronic krautrock - passed away in the summer of 2015. Bureau B are reissuing his final four solo albums. Following on from Blotch (BB 209CD/LP) and Nurton (BB 210CD/LP), reissued in 2016, Kram and Ding (BB 259CD/LP) now complete the quartet. Liner notes were penned by Moebiuss friend, the U.S. composer, producer, and musician Tim Story. Kram was originally released in 2009."

Tim Story on Kram: "Recorded in 2008, Krams playfully disjointed rhythms and shiny plastic surfaces give us just a glimpse perhaps of Moebis own state of mind -- content, at ease, and happy to be working on music. With small mobile recording setups in Berlin and Majorca where he and Irene split their time, he recorded when the muse struck (although he would hate the word muse). In English, kram means stuff and the title is fitting. Synthetic, toy-like sounds skitter across the soundstage, colliding with those unlikely rhythms, and modulating in real time with Moebis unmistakable hand on the controls. Funny, warped, joyfully cluttered, Kram unapologetically embraces its disposable sounds and sly humor. Imbued throughout with his singular conception of music and sound, its arguably Moebius most cheerful and mischievous album, and its all the richer for it. Moebi was a champion of the everyday -- self-effacing in both his life and his music. In Kram, he elevates the commonplace, then promptly subverts the touchstones which make it familiar. The lack of overt emotionality in his work sometimes obscures the humanity and depth thats always there, lurking behind the fabricated surfaces. Kram is a perfect example. Though he would be quick to dismiss it, the warmth of Moebis personality drifts indelibly through it."

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

Artist: MUELLER, JON
Title: dHrAaNwDn
Format: Double LP
Label: Rhythmplex
Country: USA
Price: $35.00
Edition of 200 copies, DMM mastered white 140 gm LPs in a die cut jacket printed with metallic ink and a matte finish, featuring inner sleeves with location photographs printed in metallic ink and a matte finish.

"...On May 23, 2016, Jon Mueller played four drums for over six hours in this Meeting House. Engineer Fred Weaver traveled by truck from Pennsylvania, hauling and then constructing a complete mobile recording studio to record the drums and the intense acoustics of the room by placing microphones throughout the space. dHrAaNwDn (read as "hand drawn") offers a partial document of this session, featuring various long-form pieces from the day.
With dHrAaNwDn, Mueller, who has spent a great deal of his drumming career building a discography and performance reputation around ecstatic repetitive rhythms, brought a nearly impossible energy unheard in his previous work. In fact, two of Muellers earlier recordings, The Whole (Type Recordings, UK, 2010) and Alphabet of Movements (Type Recordings, UK, 2011) both pointed toward the Shakers. However, these were merely sketches compared to the severity found within dHrAaNwDn. As stark as these performances are, there is something in the patterns and acoustics, something in the feel and transmission of the sound that might have only been possible to occur in this room..." – Starlyn D’Angelo, Executive Director, Shaker Heritage Society.

"On dHrAaNwDn, relentless rhythms form a dissolved state between frenetic dance and Zen, driving both energy and contemplation simultaneously. The combination of movement and sound is almost palpable, yet easy to get lost within. From the perspective of the player, its a spiritual exercise. For the listener, it might not be much different.

Consider that in meditation, repetitive mantras lead toward an ideal state. In Rudolf Steiners Eurythmy, gestures relating to rhythm can be turned into “visible music.” In George Gurdjieffs movements, cosmic truth is transmitted through different postures. And in Shaker dance, high energy syncopated movements drove participants into trance states. Drumming can operate similarly. It is an active ritual of giving and receiving. Giving, in its intentional form and movement. Receiving, in the sound that returns. Its a focused call and response with the unknown." - Rhythmplex.

JON MUELLER - dHrAaNwDn from rhythmplex on Vimeo.


Artist: MUSCI, ROBERTO
Title: The Loa Of Music (The Complete Sessions)
Format: Double LP
Label: Soave
Country: Italy
Price: $39.00
"Soave present the first vinyl reissue of Roberto Muscis The Loa Of Music, originally released in 1984. The Loa Of Music is the debut recording project of Milanese composer and musician Roberto Musci, inspired by voodoo religion, Vever (the magical voodoo paintings), and Loas, the dark and magic spirits. The deep charm of non-western music led Musci to travel for many years across Africa, India, and Asia, studying rhythms, scales, performance, and interpretation of the most varied traditional and indigenous music. He made many field recordings and collected ethnic instruments that would then be combined with synthesizers and electronics in The Loa Of Music. Recorded in 1983, the project originally had 80 minutes of music, but only half was released on the original LP. For the first time, Soave have pressed the complete recording sessions from the original tapes of this phenomenally ambitious masterpiece that entirely refuses the well-trod path -- distilling a remarkable range of sonic reference and reality. A work of field recording, musique concrète, electronics, synthesis, and instrumentation, pulling from countless musics from across the globe, the result is nothing short of brilliant and stunningly beautiful. A near perfect work -- an egoless gesture, which rather than attempting to find consensus, offers every voice equity and cohabitation -- harnessing the history music, with all of its cultural diversity, as a vision for a more ideal future. Geographies and their sounds intertwine, while Muscis interventions and instrumentation thread a path. Ambiences ripple, sounds and voices converse in a vision of unity that may only exist within sonic realms. Unquestionably seminal, and one of the most important works to emerge from Italy in the last 50 years. Never before issued on vinyl since its original release, this will surely not to be around for long." - Soave.

Artist: NACE,BILL/CHARLES PLYMELL
Title: Apocalypse Rose
Format: LP
Label: Open Mouth
Country: USA
Price: $32.00
Heavy-weight letter pressed sleeve in an edition of 150 numbered copies. "Charley recites Apocalypse Rose on side A, side B is Bill Nace doing a piece of music inspired by the poem" - Open Mouth.

Artist: NERVOUS GENDER
Title: Gestalt/Green Tile Floors
Format: 7"
Label: Test Tube
Country: USA
Price: $4.00
"2 songs from 1979 newly recorded for the first time in 2010 . Engineered by Paul Roessler of the Screamers. 45 rpm green vinyl limited to 500 copies." - Test Tube.
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Artist: NEUTRAL
Title: s/t
Format: 7"
Label: I Dischi Del Barone
Country: Sweden
Price: $11.00
"After two albums it was just about the right time for Neutral to enter the lets make a single-mode, and of course the outcome is a wonderful head-scratcher of the finest kind. The A-side bliss that is A-B-C is a somewhat classic Neutral track though exploring the more disconnected, free-roaming side of the damned things. Woke up on the wrong side of the bed, life is off kind of anti-rock and perhaps the first time we ever heard drums in Neutral. The feedback mayhem on 2-0-1-6 was captured in a barn out in the forest of the region of Småland a freezing summer night in front of a drunken moshpit of approximately 27 losers. You cant play in Belgium every weekend hums the grisly buzz from the monitors. The whole deal is finally sealed by a lovely interpretation of Le Forte Fours Japanese Superheroes that is as awkward as it is exquisite, a fanfare for the record scavengers and eternal dreamers. 200 copies. Black vinyl, white cardboard sleeve with postcard attached, stamped white labels, insert. Plays at 33rpm." - I Dischi Del Barone.

Artist: NEW YORK CONTEMPORARY FIVE, THE
Title: Consequences
Format: LP
Label: Modern Silence
Country: Malta
Price: $27.00
"Modern Silence present a reissue of The New York Contemporary Fives Consequences, originally released in 1966. The New York Contemporary Five barely lasted a year, all told, but they recorded five albums that shaped the jazz to come. They were a super-group after the fact -- the stellar frontline of Don Cherry, Archie Shepp, and John Tchicai all being relative newcomers at the time. Cherry had recently left Ornette Coleman and was only starting to stretch into world music. Shepp was fresh off a stint with Cecil Taylor and had just found his voice as a composer and performer. And Tchicai was virtually unknown. Their scorching music -- aided by the supple and hard-hitting rhythm section of Don Moore and J. C. Moses -- is a thrilling mix of adventurous soloing and post-bop structures, memorable heads and go-for-broke improv. Shepp and Tchicai offered two different ways forward for sax players: Shepp privileged texture, density, and fragmentation -- a pointillist take on Ben Webster or Coleman Hawkins, perhaps. Tchicai was a master of melodic invention, teasing out hard and bright phrases that seem unpredictably off-kilter. Whats still remarkable about these tunes is their sense of internal tension. Theyre wound tighter than a magnet coil, without sacrificing any spontaneity. Theres little thats strictly free about this jazz, but its full of reckless and unexpected drama all the same. "Consequences" is the records barnburner, built on fiery performances and climaxing with a Don Cherry solo that sounds like the aural equivalent of a fifty foot skid mark. Their version of Bill Dixons "Trio" is contemplative by comparison, offering a loping groove, overlapping textures, and a series of wonderfully sustained solos that show off the stylistic strengths of each player." - Modern Silence.

Artist: NUDGE SQUIDFISH
Title: You Cant Have Aliens Without The Squid
Format: LP
Label: Feeding Tube
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Nudge Squidfish is one of the singular figures to emerge from the Columbus sub-underground rock scene of the 1970s. He was a member of The True Believers (along with Mike Rep & Tommy Jay). He cut a single for the New Age label in 82, and a couple of odd solo LPs while he was living in Nashville later in the 80s. He was a member of V-3 (along with Jim Shepard) after that. He also released a bonkers full-length cassette on Old Age that was subsequently vinylized by Columbus Discount. More recently, he has become a highly regarded disseminator of UFO videos (Google it). The music Nudge does is all over the place, and his new album takes advantage of this aggressive eclecticism as well as his urge to document it. Recorded between 1975 and 2006, the sounds here range from prog-damaged garage-rock pus to demented rambling to neo-lounge inventions recalling Gary Wilson at his most ribald, or maybe even some alternate universe version of Armand Schaubroeck. Either way, this means were talking about world-class otherness, with lyrics that are not particularly radio safe. Were hoping this project will be but the beginning of our work with Mr. Squidfish. There is a new era dawning. Dont find yourself on the losers side of history." --Byron Coley, 2017 Edition of 300." - Feeding Tube.

Artist: OISTER
Title: 1973-74 Pre-Dwight Twilley Band
Format: Double LP
Label: Hozac
Country: USA
Price: $33.00
"The legendary 1973-74 Teac Tapes from deep inside the Dwight Twilley Band vault have been unleashed, never before available in any format, Oister was the primary name of the Dwight Twilley and Phil Seymour duo from the time they met in 1967 until the release of their Top 20 debut hit single Im On Fire in 1975. The two halves of the Oister formed a whole, and a tight friendship and performing partnership took flight, and with Dwights incredible songs in hand, the two were off and running. Recording at home with one of the first (commercially-available to the public) multi-track Teac home tape machines, the Oister DIY ethic was locked in early, and just exploded with an endless stream of ethereal pop magic, most of which has never been re-recorded by the Dwight Twilley Band, remaining frozen in time. The pair were cranking out an impressive amount of original material and pressing small batches of their own acetate LPs locally in Tulsa to sell to their friends at school, of which, this 2LP collection rounds up 20 of their finest tracks, finally available to the public after over 40 years. The early, primal years of the Twilley/Seymour Oister-era are sadly undocumented until now, with this 20-track collection, freshly remastered from the original tape for vinyl for the first time anywhere, now on HoZac Archival. These songs seamlessly bridge those heavenly Everly Brothers harmonies with their beloved Anglo Pop bravado, yet keeping the sound undeniably definitive of early American Power Pop. Ghostly echoes slip through some of the delicate tracks like spirits in the night, while others crank up the juice and just ooze out that real, uncut rockn roll, framing up their successful next incarnation as the Dwight Twilley Band. Featuring liner notes from their friend and original session engineer, Kent Benjamin, and a crisp mastering job, the Oister collection is the impossible missing link between the Sun Records snarl and the melodic prowess of the British Invasions finest songsmiths, and now it can finally be yours. Recommended If You Like: Everly Brothers, Tom Petty, Big Star, Hollies, Badfinger, Raspberries, Emmit Rhodes, Todd Rundgren, T. Rex. 1st edition of 500 copies. Comes with free download." - Hozac.

Artist: OMARI, ABDOU EL
Title: Nuits Dete
Format: LP
Label: Radio Martiko
Country: Belgium
Price: $27.00
"Radio Martiko present a reissue of Abdou El Omaris Nuits Dété, originally released in Morocco in 1976. Reissue of this ultra-rare oriental psych monster from the organ king of Casablanca, combining traditional rhythms with spaced-out modern sounds. First part of Abdou El Omaris Nuits trilogy. Includes download code." - Radio Martiko.
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Artist: PICCINELLI, PIT, FRED GALES, WALTER MAIOLI
Title: Amazonia 6891: Sounds From Jungle, Natural Objects, Echo And Electronic Waves
Format: Double LP
Label: Black Sweat
Country: Italy
Price: $42.00
"Black Sweat Records present a reissue of Amazonia 6891: Sounds From Jungle, Natural Objects, Echo And Electronic Waves, originally released on cassette in 1986. The idea to evoke a deep journey in the Amazon rainforest has affected various musicians in the history of popular and experimental music, but compared to other works, this rare Amazonia 6891, released only on cassette in 1986, appears as totally original and extreme in his conception. Here, the interest in ethnomusicology of the expert Walter Maioli (part of Aktuala and Futuro Antico) is linked to a precise and comprehensive ecological, botanical, ethological and ethnographic perspective. In fact, starting from the sound recording of the ethnographer Pit Piccinellis collection of natural objects, the collected material for this work is re-elaborate in different times by the anthropologist and electronic pioneer Fred Gales and by Maioli himself. The result of this multi-disciplinary approach is a long, concrete poem of plant organisms, field recordings of verses and calls of tropical animals, futuristically mixed with electronic sounds, similar to the great experimental trials of Futuro Antico and Ariel Kalmas 1978 album, Osmose (BS 007LP). Listening to this imaginative collage is like looking into a precious cabinet of antiquities and curiosity, whose wonders of multi-colored cellular fragments are shaped in the synthesis of a single universal sound matter. The merger between the wild jungle, the mysterious voices of the aboriginals and the oscillation of the electronic waves, creates a spasmodic tension between amazing and heavenly moments, leaking obscure paths and alien sequences. Amazonia 6891 is a magic trip into the unknown wild, into abyss of creation of kaleidoscopic floras and faunas, simply a proposal for a synesthetic experience and multi-sensory." - Black Sweat.

Artist: PIO, GIUSTO
Title: Motore Immobile
Format: LP
Label: Soave
Country: Italy
Price: $31.00
"Soave present the first vinyl reissue of Giusto Pios Motore Immobile, originally released in 1979. One of the most striking documents of Italys minimalist movement, Giusto Pios Motore Immobile is a masterwork with few equivalents. Produced by Franco Battiato in 1979, at the outset of a long and fruitful period of collaboration between the two composers, and issued by the legendary Cramps Records, its triumphs were met by silence, before falling from view. Emerging on vinyl for the first time since its original pressing, Motore Immobile now sits within a reappraisal of a large neglected body of efforts made by the Italian avant-garde during the second half of the 1970s and early 80s. It is singular, but not alone. It resonates within a collective world of shimmering sound, one familiar to fans of Battiato, Lino Capra Vaccina, Luciano Cilio, Roberto Cacciapaglia, Francesco Messina, and Raul Lovisoni. An exercise in elegant restraint - note and resonance held to the most implicit need. Everything between root and embellishment has been stripped away. A sublime organ drone, against interventions of deceptively simple structural complexity - executed by piano, violin, and voice. A sonic sculpture reaching heights which few have touched. A thing of beauty and an album as perfect as they come. The reemergence of Motore Immobile heralds what is unquestionably one of the most important reissues of 2017." - Soave.

Artist: PLANETARY PEACE
Title: Synthestis
Format: Double LP
Label: Love All Day
Country: USA
Price: $28.00
"This limited edition double LP features a silkscreened jacket, risograph printed insert and remastered audio by Jae-soo Yi of Sonority Mastering. Vinyl mastering by John Golden. Edition of 250.

Recorded in their living room on a Teac tape machine, Synthesis was entirely composed and performed on a mail order Serge synthesizer kit that Planetary Peace (the husband and wife duo of Will & Kalima Sawyer) had built themselves. Originally pressed in a minuscule edition that was mostly given away to friends and colleagues, this brilliant piece of work was almost entirely unknown until Sound Recorder/Record Collector Brett Becker chanced upon one of the only known copies in existence at the yard sale of a former New Age disc jockey in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2014. There’s a very palpable DIY-vibe that runs throughout the album, which gets filtered through a visionary lens where slightly off-kilter devotional folk songs expand into majestic synth excursions that reach for the outer edges of the cosmos. It’s a strange, beguiling collection of songs where two kindred spirits are operating simultaneously on a higher plane, unlike any other ostensibly “new age” album we can think of —especially in the the way that it so embodies such a sense of wonder. Now living in Ha’iku, Hawaii on the island of Maui, they operate an organic farm and have carried on their DIY roots by creating a solar powered studio they built themselves in which they continue to record to this day." - Love All Day.

“We recorded it ourselves in London, fall 1980, on a TEAC reel-to-reel tape deck, in our living room. We had arrived in London with all of our equipment, intent on making this recording before the arrival of our first child in Mar, ’81. Through grace or luck, we found a small cottage near Hampstead Heath (right in the heart of London) that was quiet enough in the evenings to do the work. Because we were (are) into harmonic tuning, rather than equal temperament, we had searched out an instrument that we could tune ourselves; there was an engineer, Serge Tcherepnin, in San Francisco who had developed a kit for an analog synthesizer which fit our specs. We spent a few months prior to leaving for London laboriously building it, soldering it together and learning how to play it. It required patch cords that manually routed the signals in various configurations, connecting oscillators, filters, etc. Now of course, this is all done digitally . . . We used a TEAC reel-to-reel tape deck, Shure mics and maybe some other stuff, like reverb, all of which we brought over with us. The funny part is that as we left S.F., our flight was delayed for several hours while they de-planed everyone in a remote area on the tarmac and looked through everyone’s luggage. They said there had been a bomb scare, and we figured out quite a bit later that it was our synthesizer that had likely triggered the alert. That was SO out of everyone’s context at that time, as this was before “terrorists” had been invented!" Once our daughter arrived, we more or less dropped it all; it is actually a minor miracle that you happened across one of the very rare cassettes that we got around to distributing!”" - Planetary Peace.
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Artist: PRIX
Title: Historix
Format: LP
Label: Hozac
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Every time I close my eyes I fear this is just a sick dream, that there could really be such an incredible mid 70s power pop masterpiece like the Prix Historix album, and that its really found its home on HoZac Archival, but yes its really happening. What very well might be the most overlooked and unusually obscure offshoot of the Big Star family tree, Prix started off after Tommy Hoehn and Jon Tiven had done time in the last version of Big Star, with Hoehn contributing to the final Sister Lovers/3rd LP, and Tiven filling out the last live version of the band on their 1974 tour. The pair found themselves in 1975 looking for a new project as Tommy had sent in demos to Tiven, as well as having been called up to perform backup work on Tivens production with Chiltons 1975 Bachs Bottom LP. Hoehn would sing backup on the Chilton songs on the Chilton recordings and vice-versa on the Prix recordings as they cross-pollinated a batch of songs that are best represented here on Historix than anywhere else. Chris Bell was roped in for production as well as guitar & backup vocals and with Rick Clark added in on bass, they headed into the legendary Ardent Studios in Memphis to cut the recordings contained on this LP. Soon enough, this studio group made up an incredible collection of songs that would fluidly fade across projects, from all parties involved, very quickly in this especially creative mid 70s period, resulting in some of the most powerful rockn roll of the 1970s, and thats really saying something. Sadly, Prix suffered the same bad luck as Big Star a few years prior, and only mustered two 7 inches releases in 1977 (ORK Records) and 1978 (Miracle Records) before wits end was reached, and the rest of the truly jaw-dropping cuts on this album were hidden away on a CD-Only Japanese release in 2002 that didnt get much exposure outside of the Far East, until now. Thanks to the ORK Records Boxed set released by Numero Group last month, the world has been a bit more exposed to the previously released Prix songs, and if you like what youve heard so far, the other 3/4ths of the material contained here is going to really clean your clock. Included as well are three alternate version bonus tracks not included on the original CD release, and most of these tracks making their first appearance on vinyl here makes this LP a mandatory brick in your Memphis pop collection, and another essential piece in the Big Star family tree thats been unavailable for far too long." - VictimofTime.com

Artist: REMORK
Title: Principium 2.1
Format: LP
Label: Ultra Eczema
Country: Belgium
Price: $23.00
Limited to 200 copies. "After years and years of summer whine, begging and massages, Remörk has finally committed to an LP!
Remörk is the name under which Kris Delacourt hides his synth madness, home-made instruments and secret jewels; not just some squirky synth bubbles: were talking huge wah wah glass pots driven by bike pedals, magnets that react to lightning whilst spinning around, deformed church organs etc.
For this debut LP Remörk re-collaged the recordings of an installation he made with 12 vinyl records, six turntables and custom electronics last summer at artist space Stadslimiet in Antwerp.
Principium 2.1 is the result of the result of a result, drifting further and further away from its original idea; as usual… The foundations for these recordings were laid when fellow Belgian artist Vaast Colson invited Remörk to interpret one of his artworks using sound. The chosen work was Principium which is based on the sheets of colour dot stickers that galleries typically use to denote sold artworks. Drawing random lines across these sheets, Colson ended up with small fragments of lines on the stickers which he then reassembled into a new continuous line or a closed shape, and which in turn he thought would make interesting graphic scores.
The sticker sheets, with their 8x12 grid resembling a sequencer, immediately appealed to Delacourt. This paved the way to Principium 1.0: a modified casio keyboard from which all keys but a single octave were removed, and to which an 8x12 sequencer was added. The latter uses the same layout as the sticker sheets, activated by placing white magnets on its surface to build sequences, mirroring the blank spaces of the missing stickers in the original artwork.
In 2013, Peter Fengler of De Player/DOB records asked Dennis Tyfus to make a Principium 1.0 record, though Delacourt wasnt entirely comfortable with the idea of a definitive recording. After some processing and rethinking the whole thing Principium 2.0 saw the light of day in 2015: an edition of 12 ten inch records, each one containing a different note combining to the full octave. [The drones on each record contained various layered octaves, so that last bit is not strictly accurate.] The first record has the original recording, which is a slowly-shifting ten-minute organ-and-synth improv thing in a C note. Each subsequent record has that same recording sped up until it reaches the correct pitch: B note at around 520". The Principium 2.0 edition also contained a custom-built device that plugs in between the record player and stereo, switching the sound of the record on and off using a magnetic sensor. The magnets are placed around a 12” metal plate (also included) that sits underneath the record, turning the turntable into a sequencer.
For the presentation of Principium 2.0 at Stadslimiet Remörk used six turntables, matching-up with the original six sticker colours (which were replicated for the vinyl). Delacourt programmed a random score generator in Pd that determined which (if any) of the two records for each turntable was to be played, at what volume, and the mode the electronics should be in (the magnets can cause either gaps in the sound, or bursts of sound in the silence). This score was then followed for eight hours continuously. The Principium 2.1 LP contains four straight excerpts: no edits, no processing. These excerpts, selected by Remörk, quite accurately represent the possibilities of the installation, but also hold their own as musical miniatures." - Ultra Eczema.
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Artist: RITCHIE, MALCOLM
Title: Encounter with the Great Mother. Ayahuasca in the Andes
Format: Book
Label: Sloow Tapes
Country: Belgium
Price: $14.00
"Malcolm Ritchie was born in London, in 1940. He spent his childhood in Scotland and later on moved to Cornwall where he attended art school. Since then he has traveled widely and has lived in Wales, London, California, New York, and for nearly 10 years in Japan. He now lives in Scotland again, on the Isle of Arran. His books include The Shamanic Healer and Village Japan. Limited to 50 copies." - Sloow Tapes.

Artist: RODEN, STEVE
Title: A Thousand Breathing Forms
Format: 6 CD + 3" CD Box Set
Label: Sonoris
Country: France
Price: $46.00
"A Thousand Breathing Forms, the second boxset of Steve Roden archive works released by Sonoris, is a selection of unreleased or hard-to-locate works from 2003 to 2008, a very prolific and creative period for the Californian artist. The boxset is centered on his hard-to-describe loop based sound works that are uniquely his own, such as Stars Of Ice (2008), A Christmas Play For Joseph Cornell (2007), but also includes the conceptual "One Hour As The Bumps Of Surfaces" and some more musical or instrumental works. So Delicate And Strangely Made, the title of one of his very first records (2003), could still be the right description of his sound work, rooted in visual arts and architecture, mixing conceptual rigor, and experimentation, without neglecting musicality. Most of Rodens sound works tend towards using a singular source -- such as objects, architectural spaces, field recordings, or texts. Mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi; Edition of 500." - Sonoris.

Steve Roden on the collection: "Stars Of Ice was inspired by a Chinese 7" record salvaged from a thrift store. Stills For Guru Dutt came out of my love of discovering my favorite Bollywood director, and the En/Of (2004) record used the sound of the great Indian playback singer Mohammed Rafi. 22 Letters And The Resonance Of A Three Pointed Star was inspired by an early 1960s building for the Olivetti design firm in Ivrea Italy, where the original installation was placed within the lobby where it was modulated by the space. A Christmas Play For Joseph Cornell was of course, inspired by the work of Joseph Cornell, but also George Brechts water yam scores. The banjo used in Banjoharmonium was found at the flea market (my home from home), and the harmonium was a gift from my friend Damon. . . . To These 4 Horizons was, again with collaborating with architecture, making recordings in the rain on the site of Le Corbusiers Ronchamp after getting lost for hours while trying to find our way through torrential rains (that you can hear on one of these tracks). Sleep/Walk/Drive was a collaboration, also something important to keep one honest. The last track, so tiny, was a cover version of the oldest recorded sound we know, and the story of that not only generated this track, but a sound and video installation."

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.
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Artist: RUBS, THE
Title: Impossible Dream
Format: LP
Label: Hozac
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Joey Rubbish must be stopped, but its too late for that. As the architect of every note on this immaculate new LP, he joins the ranks of other groundbreaking modern home-recording luminaries such as Jay Reatard, Nobunny, Mikey Hyde of Medication, and Rick Crook of Lost Sounds/Lover!, all able to cover every instrumental note recorded, as well as the vocals & recording. Not a small feat and worth noting since its such a rare thing to pull off, especially when its this nuanced and complex, even by power pop standards. And with that, The Rubs second offering is finally here with Impossible Dream, a full spectrum of songs so tightly-knit, so cleverly-written, and so impossibly dreamy, you wont be able to pull them out of your skull for eternity. Agonizingly articulate pop that can barely contain its own excitement, these songs just keep hitting you, one after another, each better than the last, just continuously pounding their unwavering contagiousness into your brazen heart. Its not like The Rubs are reinventing the guitar with Impossible Dream, but this LP has something brilliant humming at its core, something stark, genuine, and extremely vulnerable. And yet so charming and confident, its almost dizzying in its bravado. From the instant Wrong Right Girl kicks off, its a tense and tender tear through the highs and lows of girls, summer, breakups, and tight jeans, drizzled with a reduction of those irresistible vocal hooks. With a run through a series of songs all named after individual heart-breakers (Judy, Amy, Ruby, & Emily), from slow-burners to hyper-charged rockers, theres such a great variety of styles and deliveries you just dont see very often in modern power pop. And lets not forget, the attention to detail, as well as the overall production control, is top-notch, which really adds depth to these incredible songs. Timeless stuff that avoids any & all modern pitfalls, Impossible Dream is a new high watermark in Chicago pop lineage you really need in your life. Recommended If You Like: The Nerves, The Jeanies, Plimsouls, Nick Lowe, Real Kids, Dutchess & Duke, Rockpile, Wreckless Eric. 1st press Black vinyl edition of 300 copies. Comes with free download." - Hozac.

Artist: SCHUMACHER, BEN AND ERIC SCHMID
Title: Vienna Acid
Format: 7"
Label: FQW
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Ben and Eric mock each and their careers other over a crap techno song" - FQW. Edition of 100 in full color sleeves.

Artist: SHEPHERD, ROGER
Title: In Love With These Times: My Life With Flying Nun Records
Format: Book
Label: Harper Collins
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"I wanted to be more than just an observer. I wanted to be a part of what was going on. I had told someone and the word was out, and now I had to actually do this thing. Start a record label. I must have been drunk." - Roger Shepherd.

"Roger Shepherd was working in a Christchurch record shop when he realised the local bands he loved needed someone to make their records. Flying Nun was born.
Those records and the bands that created them – The Chills, The Clean, Chris Knox and the Tall Dwarfs, The Verlaines, Sneaky Feelings, The Bats, Straitjacket Fits and many more – went on to define an era and create what became known as “the Dunedin Sound”.
In truth it was less a unified sound than a spirit of adventure and independence that characterised the Flying Nun ethos. In this long-awaited memoir, label founder Roger Shepherd describes the idealism and passion that drove the project in the first place, the hard realities of the music industry, and the constant tension between art and commerce.
Filled with revealing anecdote and insight, this is the definitive insider history of the one of the most innovative and original record labels of the modern era."
"Surely the label with the highest quality output per capita in pop history." – Guardian UK.

Artist: STARFUCKERS
Title: Sinistri
Format: Double LP
Label: Parachute
Country: Italy
Price: $27.00
"Parachute presents a reissue of art rock unit Starfuckers legendarySinistri LP, remastered and pressed on vinyl for the very first time since its original release in 1994 on Underground Records. Formed in 1987, Starfuckers, an Italian avant-garde band primarily from the 1990s, were considered to be a notable part of the experimental rock scene and one of the more "out there" acts during their active tenure. Originally inspired by 80s post-Stooges noise and New York City no wave, Starfuckers eventually carved their path to their own distinctive sound by following in the footsteps of Iannis Xenakis, John Cage, Bruno Maderna and Karlheinz Stockhausen, all without ever abandoning their own attitude and raw personality. An incredibly important record, Sinistri feels just as fresh as it did in 1994.” - Parachute.

Artist: TI-THO
Title: s/t
Format: LP + 7"
Label: Vinyl-On-Demand
Country: Germany
Price: $30.00
“Christina Marisa Calcagno and Thomas Stelter, who recorded as the Hamburg new wave duo Ti-Tho in the early- and mid-80s, met when Calcagno was 13 and Stelter was teaching guitar to her friend Oliver. Calcagno and Oliver were in a band called Tempelfreuden, together with Markus Lipka and Johan Pop; Stelter had been following the band and going to their gigs, and eventually asked Calcagno sing in a project he was working on. Calcagno agreed, and began playing keyboard, writing lyrics, and singing with Stelter. During their first rehearsal the duo didnt have any lyrics in mind, so Calcagno picked up Die große Überfahrt, a 1975 volume of the Asterixcomic book series, and improvised. The result was their first recorded track, "Asterix" (included here), with many crazy lyrics and compositions to follow. The music scene in Germany, and especially the rising neue Deutsche welle (NDW), was very open-minded, and received even the craziest projects with open ears. Ti-Tho wrote lyrics based on experiences of everyday life and combined elements of traditional, flamenco, and punk musics... Everything was possible, and nothing was off-limits. One of the duos very first fans and admirers was Alfred Hilsberg, who was running the highly influential ZickZack label and writing for Sounds magazine. He produced and released Ti-Thos first 7", Traumtänzer, in 1982, both sides of which are included here, and got them a deal with Polydor to release three more 7"s and one 12", plus compilation-contributions for Polydor and ZickZack -- most of these tracks are included here. An LP produced in 1985 by famous producer Tom Dokoupil (Siluetes 61, The Wirtschaftswunder, Die Radierer, Die Partei...) is still waiting for release at the time of this writing. Ti-Tho made several TV-appearances and even music videos in the early-to-mid-80s. They also produced a musical,Dodona, which was performed at the Planetarium Hamburg. Sadly, moving to a major label pushed them in a commercial direction and suppressed their wonderful simplicity and artistic freedom. The pairs interest in the project waned; Calcagno began concentrating on her art and Stelter moved to the countryside, producing tracks for Calcagno to sing over when she was ready, but, unfortunately, the reunion never happened.” - Vinyl-On-Demand.
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Artist: TYFUS, DENNIS
Title: Up-and Downgrades
Format: Book
Label: Ultra Eczema
Country: Belgium
Price: $25.00
"For his first solo exhibition at Pinkie Bowtie, which ran between 15 April and 7 May this year, Dennis Tyfus has gone back to basics. Using the age-old tradition of the self - portrait, he draws a pathetic yet whimsical tale of daily life and the mundane annoyances that befall him. These inconsequential frustrations are offset by bright and poppy colours, resulting in a deceptively cheerful set of drawings, luring you in.
This catalogue collects all the drawings that were shown during the exhibition, in addition to several which were produced concurrently but not displayed.
A4; full-colour offset print Layout by Jef Cuypers ; introduction by Allon Kaye." - Ultra Eczema.

Artist: V/A
Title: Geisteskrank - The Compilation
Format: Cass
Label: Kernkrach
Country: Germany
Price: $13.00
Includes 80s style fanzine/booklet. "C-90-tape with 41 bands between electro and punk incl. Sütterlin, Fröhliche Eiszeit, Human Puppets, Mazzolata, Pornoheft ..Collaboration with nine other DIY-labels (Aldi Punk, Strictly commercial, Hundehütte Records, Hafi Records, SKP Records, Scheishaus Records, Katze-Platten & Empty-Head-Records)" - Kernkrach.
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Artist: VOIGT/465
Title: Slights Still Unspoken (1978-1979)
Format: LP
Label: Mental Experience
Country: Spain
Price: $27.00
"Mental Experience present an expanded reissue of Voigt/465s 1979 album Slights Spoken, titled Slights Still Unspoken (1978-1979). Formed in Sydney in 1976, Voigt/465 was a truly unique band from the exciting days of the Australian post-punk scene. Heavily influenced by such luminaries as the Velvets, Stooges, Syd Barrett, Pere Ubu, Can, Faust, Henry Cow, Slapp Happy, and Enos Roxy Music, they created an abrasive sound in which krautrock, DIY, avant-garage, post-punk, psych, art-rock, and free improv-noise combined to form a sound unlike any other. In 1978, they released one of the first DIY 45s from Australia, State/A Secret West, which showed their "pop-psych" side and was played by John Peel in the UK. The following year, their bass player Lindsay OMeara decided to leave the band and join Crime & The City Solution in Melbourne. Before parting ways, Voigt/465 decided to record one last album as a testament. Slights Spoken saw the light in 1979 and its without doubt one of the most fascinating albums from the post-punk/DIY era. The entire album is featured here, including the two tracks from their first 45. Includes download coupon which features three live tracks from 78-79, including killer covers of Faust, Can, and Roxy Music. RIYL: Can, Faust, Pere Ubu, Roxy Music, Family Fodder, The Homosexuals, Slapp Happy, This Heat, Pop Group, Primitive Calculators. Remastered sound; Insert with rare photos and liner notes by band member Phil Turnbull. Inlcudes dowload coupon." - Mental Experience.

Artist: VOSTELL, WOLF
Title: De-coll/age Musik
Format: LP
Label: Soave
Country: Italy
Price: $31.00
"Soave present the first vinyl reissue of Wolf Vostells debut Dé-coll/age Musik, originally released in 1982. A seminal figure in the history of 20th century avant-garde, yet sinfully overlooked, Wolf Vostell unleashed ideas - those running wild through his debut LP Dé-coll/age Musik - which remain a slap to the face, more than half a century after they were set into play. A founding member of fluxus, an early instigator of happenings, an innovator of video art, Vostell was equally one of the most radical and irreverent practitioners in sound that the world has ever known. First released in 1982, Dé-coll/age Musik draws from material dating between the late 1950s and early 80s - the results of Vostells application of décollage, the near perfect inversion of collage. Rather than gathered and assembled sounds, as with musique concrète, these are the result of subtractions from a former whole - the death of one, giving life to the next. Swelling from the past, Vostells efforts pull the rug from beneath the common history of structured sound. A singular body with no loyalty, producing shocking results. A grinding confrontation - an intoxicating immersion in sound - as brutal as it is ecstatic - an exercise in joy. Dé-coll/age Musik assembles the essence of a creative spirit which is rarely known. Each work as radical and fresh today as the moment it was made. Comes in a gatefold sleeve." - Soave.

Artist: WHITEHOUSE
Title: Dedicated To Peter Kurten, Sadist And Mass Slayer
Format: LP
Label: Dirter Promotions
Country: UK
Price: $31.00
"Dirter Promotions present a reissue of Whitehouses Dedicated To Peter Kurten, Sadist And Mass Slayer, originally released in 1981. Unavailable on vinyl for 36 years, this iconic and ground-breaking masterpiece of electronic and extreme music is finally back. Superbly re-mastered and cut by Noel Summerville. The black vinyl edition comes on 180 gram vinyl, in a matte laminated thick 350 gsm sleeve; Edition of 250. " - Dirter Promotions.

Artist: WHITEHOUSE
Title: Dedicated To Peter Kurten, Sadist And Mass Slayer (Green Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Dirter Promotions
Country: UK
Price: $31.00
Green vinyl version. Gloss laminated thick 350 gsm sleeve; Edition of 250. "Dirter Promotions present a reissue of Whitehouses Dedicated To Peter Kurten, Sadist And Mass Slayer, originally released in 1981. Unavailable on vinyl for 36 years, this iconic and ground-breaking masterpiece of electronic and extreme music is finally back. Superbly re-mastered and cut by Noel Summerville." - Dirter Promotions.
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Artist: WYNN, MARK
Title: More Singles
Format: LP
Label: Harbinger Sound
Country: UK
Price: $28.00
"Another 18 tracks taken from Mark Wynns vast archives. More Singles follows the success of the previous volume (HARB 158LP, 2016) and his acclaimed support slots following Sleaford Mods around Europe. Harbinger Sound once again digs deep into the vaults and pulls out a selection of tunes that previously appeared on self-released CDrs over the last couple of years. No-one is safe from Marks wit, not even himself. Recommended for fans of Ian Dury, Sleaford Mods, The Fall, JCC, Patrik Fitzgerald, John Otway & Wild Willy Barrett. First pressing comes with a 20-page, A4 booklet featuring Marks musings on life, the toilet gig circuit, and many other things. Edition of 1000." - Harbinger Sound.

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