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Artist: 14 ICED BEARS
Title: Wonder
Format: 2xLP
Label: Optic Nerve
Country: UK
Price: $33.00
"Optic Nerve present an expanded reissue of 14 Iced Bears second album Wonder, originally released in 1991. This reissue includes the full original album and nine track from World I Love EP (1989), Mother SleepEP (1989), and Hold On EP (1991). By the release of their second album, the 14 Iced Bears were listening more to The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, Big Star, and the 13th Floor Elevators and they had strayed even further from their early indie-pop origins towards spaced-out soundscapes. Their sound was becoming notably more psychedelic, drawing deeper on their 60s influences, while it still retained the feel for melody present in their previous work. The subsequent EP Hold On was to be the bands last release but they went on to support Sterling Morrison and Mo Tucker from the Velvet Underground and Big Stars Alex Chilton on his 1992 solo tour. 14 Iced Bears called it a day at the end of 1992 after Robert Sekula moved back to London, Thereafter their cult status grew, fueled by CD retrospectives from Overground, Slumberland, and Cherry Red, and it culminated in 2010 when the band reformed and toured the US. Limited edition double LP, pressed on color vinyl; Gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeves." - Optic Nerve.

Artist: ALEXANDER
Title: Alexander
Format: CD
Label: No Label
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Alexander is the solo guitar project of New Haven, CT native David Shapiro (Headroom, Nagual). After spending most of 2016 and 2017 touring behind an on-going series of improvised cassette releases that document the various locations Shapiro has lived, he settled down long enough to offer up a full-length LP of fingerpicking tunes. The nine tracks that make up Alexander are bound together by a melancholy sweetness that evokes a performers wandering lifestyle and the characters they meet along the way. Sonically tied to the American Primitive school of guitar playing, Shapiro distinguishes himself with an exacting, almost academic focus, manipulating tempo and harmony with a confidence far beyond his young years. Where masters like Fahey and Basho drew from earlier musical lineage, Alexander incorporates a contemporary pool of influence, broadening the fingerstyle palette with patience and self-assuredness. Recorded on a guitar that Shapiro built himself, Alexander is an earnest and substantive debut that gives the listener a window into the players intimate devotion to his instrument and the language it speaks." - Ian McColm.

Artist: ALEXANDER
Title: Alexander
Format: LP
Label: No Label
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Alexander is the solo guitar project of New Haven, CT native David Shapiro (Headroom, Nagual). After spending most of 2016 and 2017 touring behind an on-going series of improvised cassette releases that document the various locations Shapiro has lived, he settled down long enough to offer up a full-length LP of fingerpicking tunes. The nine tracks that make up Alexander are bound together by a melancholy sweetness that evokes a performers wandering lifestyle and the characters they meet along the way. Sonically tied to the American Primitive school of guitar playing, Shapiro distinguishes himself with an exacting, almost academic focus, manipulating tempo and harmony with a confidence far beyond his young years. Where masters like Fahey and Basho drew from earlier musical lineage, Alexander incorporates a contemporary pool of influence, broadening the fingerstyle palette with patience and self-assuredness. Recorded on a guitar that Shapiro built himself, Alexander is an earnest and substantive debut that gives the listener a window into the players intimate devotion to his instrument and the language it speaks." - Ian McColm.

Artist: APARICIO MOOG, EMILIO
Title: Expansion Galactica
Format: CD
Label: Mental Experience
Country: Spain
Price: $18.00
"Mental Experience present the first ever collected works of Guatemalan electronic experimental musician Emilio Aparicio, collecting five 45s he released from 1969-1971. Aparicio was an, a pioneer in using the Moog synth in Latin America. He released a series of private 45s, recorded at his home studio in collaboration with his patron and producer, the painter Roberto Abularach. It is from 1969-1971, when the recordings included here, were registered. Most of the tracks were written at the country house of Abularach, where Emilio built his own home recording studio and where he spent long periods of seclusion. It is in this house where they also spent weeks experimenting with hallucinogens (LSD and datura) in the company of other artists from the underground arts scene of Guatemala. The fruit of those two years of experimentation were released in less than one month as five volumes of a 45 housed in a generic picture sleeve and titled Música Electrónica ("Electronic Music"). These strange records were given away in exchange of four corks of a local drink called Salvavidas Roja, related to Abularachs family. Most of the 45s were destroyed and recycled and soon after Emilio created another experimental project, La Banda Plástica. Aparicios music is a fascinating blend of primitive homemade electronics with Latin influences. Imagine "Psyche Rock" era Pierre Henry (1970), Gershon Kingsley, and Bruce Haack meeting Joe Meek at the Guatemalan jungle. Emilio Aparicio passed away on 2012. Remastered sound; Insert with rare photos and liner notes by Ruffy Tnt" - Mental Experience. "In 2010, I was searching for old records in the city of Quetzaltenango in Guatemala. I found myself in a dusty basement which had been in another time the warehouse of Iximché, a rock-o-la machines distributor. It was an exciting discovery, two big rooms full of old 45s but also dust and rats dung. Among some incredible finds, I found two strange private 45s which had been released by local drink company. The song titles, Brujería (Witchcraft) and Transmutación del iniciado (Transmutation of the initiated) matched perfectly with the abstract psychedelic/electronic instrumental Moog sounds emanating from the grooves. I was fascinated and I knew I had a mission: to discover and tell the world the story behind Emilio Aparicio Moog. After seven years, I finally managed to locate all of his recordings, eight in total." - Ruffy Tnt.

Artist: BAILEY, DEREK
Title: Solo Guitar Volume 1
Format: 2xLP
Label: Honest Jons
Country: UK
Price: $33.00
"Honest Jons Records present Solo Guitar Volume 1, a reissue of Derek Baileys Solo Guitar release on Incus in 1971, with additional tracks included on previous reissues and a performance at York University in 1972. Kicking off a series of collaborations between Honest Jons Records and Incus: three double-LPs of the legendary free-improvising guitarist Derek Bailey, solo and in duos with Anthony Braxton (HJR 201LP) and Han Bennink (HJR 202LP), augmenting the original releases with marvelous, previously unissued music. Recorded in 1971, Solo Guitar Volume 1 was Baileys first solo album. Its cover is an iconic montage of photos taken in the guitar shop where he worked. He and the photographer piled up the instruments whilst the proprietor was at lunch, with Bailey promptly sacked on his return. The LP was issued in two versions over the years -- Incus 2 and 2R -- with different groupings of free improvisations paired with Baileys performances of notated pieces by his friends Misha Mengelberg, Gavin Bryars, and Willem Breuker. All this music is here, plus a superb solo performance at York University in 1972, a welcome shock at the end of an evening of notated music. Its a striking demonstration of the way Bailey rewrote the language of the guitar with endless inventiveness, intelligence, and wit. As throughout the series, the recordings are newly transferred from tape at Abbey Road, and remastered by Rashad Becker. The records are manufactured by Pallas." - Honest Jons.

Artist: BAILEY/ANTHONY BRAXTON, DEREK
Title: Royal
Format: 2xLP
Label: Honest Jons
Country: UK
Price: $33.00
"A reissue of Derek Bailey and Anthony Braxtons Royal, expanded to include both intended volumes. Volume 1was originally released in 1984; the second volume was never issued. The second release in a series of collaborations between Honest Jons Records and Incus: three double-LPs of the legendary free-improvising guitarist Derek Bailey, solo (HJR 200LP) and in duos with Anthony Braxton and Han Bennink (HJR 202LP), augmenting the original releases with marvelous, previously unissued music. Recorded in 1974, at the Royal Hotel in Luton, with Braxton playing soprano and alto saxophones, and Bb and contrabass clarinets. Two volumes were planned; only one was issued, till now. This was an early transatlantic meeting between the leading free improvisers. Many of Braxtons signature techniques and ideas were gestated in such sessions. It still brims with inquisitive musical creativity and knockabout jazzbo allusiveness. Newly transferred from tape at Abbey Road, and remastered by Rashad Becker. The records are manufactured by Pallas." - Honest Jons.

Artist: BAILEY/HAN BENNINK, DEREK
Title: Derek Bailey & Han Bennink
Format: 2xLP
Label: Honest Jons
Country: UK
Price: $33.00
"A reissue of Derek Bailey & Han Bennink, originally released in 1972. The third release in a series of collaborations between Honest Jons Records and Incus: three double-LPs of the legendary free-improvising guitarist Derek Bailey, solo (HJR 200LP) and in duos with Anthony Braxton (HJR 201LP) and Han Bennink, augmenting the original releases with marvelous, previously unissued music. The tussling vegetables in Mal Deans cover-sketch somehow befit perfectly this extraordinary duo of Bailey and the great Dutch drummer Han Bennink. Recorded in London in 1972, Incus 9 was their second record (after an Instant Composers Pool in 1969), becoming a blueprint and inspiration for generations of free-improvisers. It is paired here with a brilliant session from the following year, with the same power and friendly combativeness, and oodles of creativity, technique, and humor. Its obvious how much they loved playing together. Newly transferred from tape at Abbey Road, and remastered by Rashad Becker. The records are manufactured by Pallas." - Honest Jons.

Artist: CARTER, TOM & HORTON, ROBERT
Title: Lonesome Bootleg
Format: LP
Label: Drawing Room Records
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"As with many legendary recorded bootlegs, the myth is always twice as tall as the truth, and that statement is only appropriate when the fable is factual. The wonder and ponder of it all is best left for cloud dreaming. In reality, headspace filled with visionary music can only be satiated when finally experienced. Yeah, weve all acquired a thing or two from western mans endless unlocking of Robert Zimmermans magical vaults. Upon the extremely tardy release of Lonesome Bootleg, a secret door from the collaborations between Tom Carter and Robert Horton has finally been open, and with this unveiling, ones dream experience now has earthbound journeys to intake. Recorded between 2007 and 2014 with Carter on guitar and Horton on a plethora of instruments, Lonesome Bootleg is a beautiful visit into the wandering American tall tale where everything and anything wonderful feels possible. Its a gorgeous set of instrumental tunes that melds present and past US song centuries into something of its own unique time. For travelers and journeymen, its a required musical compass. Bootleg Series Lonesome Bootleg is the third release in Drawing Rooms Bootleg Series. Limited to one-time vinyl pressings of one hundred copies, this series showcases artists and albums in an adventurously intimate setting. An unlimited digital release is also available for each volume." - Drawing Room.

Artist: COLTRANE, ALICE
Title: A Monastic Trio
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: Superior Viaduct
Price: $27.00
"Born Alice McLeod into a musical Detroit family, Alice Coltrane began playing piano at age seven and later studied with Bud Powell in Paris. Upon returning to the States, she joined vibraphonist Terry Gibbs group and eventually shared a bill with the John Coltrane Quartet. In 1965 the two wed in Juárez, Mexico, and played alongside one another until her husband s last performance in May, 1967. A Monastic Trio, created in the year following her husband s passing, is Coltrane s first recording as a band leader and features six original compositions. While John s spirit can be felt throughout -- from the song titles ( Ohnedaruth was his adopted Hindu name) to the personnel (Jimmy Garrison, Rashied Ali, and Pharaoh Sanders were frequent collaborators) -- the album showcases Alice s immense talent for fusing spiritual free-jazz and new-age with classical, Eastern, post-bop and gospel. As the late Amiri Baraka writes, "I Want to See You" is a monastic piano concerto. With echoes of Europe... it has a solemnity and majesty to it.... Yes, monastic is the word. The piano broods in its earth imagination." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: COLTRANE, ALICE
Title: Universal Consciousness
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $27.00
"Originally released on Impulse! in 1971, Universal Consciousness is a major turning point in Alice Coltrane s momentous career. While her previous albums pushed the limits of spiritual free-jazz and featured much of her late husband s band, Universal Consciousness expands the harpist / pianist s compositional palette with organ and strings (working with Ornette Coleman). Oh Allah is the finest example of Coltrane s new direction: tense violins dissolve into sublime organ solos and exquisite brushwork from long-time Mile Davis collaborator Jack DeJohnette. While the title track undulates with a fierce clamor, Hare Krishna showcases Coltrane s uncanny ability for transcendent and slow-paced arrangements. In The Wire s 100 Records That Set the World on Fire, David Toop writes, [Universal Consciousness] clearly connects to other dyspeptic jazz traditions -- the organ trio, the soloists with strings -- yet volleys them into outer space, ancient Egypt, the Ganges, the great beyond. The production is astounding, the quality of improvisation is riveting, the string arrangements are apocalyptic rather than saccharine, the balance of turbulence and calm a genuine dialectic that later mystic / exotic post-jazz copped out of pursuing. Her lack of constraint was dimly regarded by adherents of 70s jazz and its masculine orthodoxies, yet Alice deserved better credit for virtuosity, originality, and the sheer will power needed to realized her vision. This first-time vinyl reissue has been carefully remastered from the original master tapes." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: COSMIC/PHILL MUSRA GROUP, MICHAEL
Title: Peace In The World / Creator Spaces
Format: Double LP
Label: Now-Again
Country: USA
Price: $55.00
"Potent mixes of spirituality, expressionist fire and electrified newness, these LPs are presented as the 7th entry in the Now-Again Reserve Edition, mastered from the original tapes. Contains download card for .Wav files of the full release -- including bonus tracks by Phill Musra Group and Worlds Experience Orchestra -- and a booklet with extensive liner notes by jazz historian Clifford Allen, photos, show flyers and many other unpublished gems. In an homage to the original issues, both front and back cover feature hand-printed, pasted-on slicks." - Now-Again.

Artist: CRYSTALIZED MOVEMENTS
Title: Mind Disaster
Format: LP
Label: Twisted Village
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Limited 2017 LP reissue of the first Cystalized Movements LP, Mind Disaster, in paste-on sleeve replicating the original 1983 edition -- on the original label, Twisted Village. The Crystalized Movements were formed in 1980 by Wayne Rogers and Ed Boyden, two Tolland High School freshmen brought together by a mutual love of no wave and 60s psychedelia. After three years of experimenting (and countless versions of "Gloria"), they decided in early 1983 that it was time to make an LP. They recorded loose duo versions of some of Waynes songs, and then promptly split up after graduating from high school in June of 1983. Wayne, under the spell of the Plastic Cloud and Randy Holden, then spent the summer piling on mounds of guitar overdubs. The results were issued as Mind Disaster at the end of that year in a bank-breaking edition of 130 (as Twisted Village #1001). After a minor stir in collectors circles, it was reissued on the UK Psycho label with a new cover in 1984. It was received by the "psychedelic revival" community with universal horror and quickly went out of print. Wayne, meanwhile, added new members to the band and it treaded on as a little-known Connecticut institution until 1992... The years have been kind to Mind Disaster, and its wah-wah and fuzz overload have made it a much sought after LP. After uncountable requests from our adoring public, Twisted Village finally reissue Mind Disaster, with its original cover. It is perhaps the last teenage garage-psych LP to be made in our time." - Twisted Village.

Artist: CURRENT 93
Title: Thunder Perfect Mind
Format: Double LP
Label: The Spheres
Country: UK
Price: $33.00
"Reissue of Current 93s seminal double album from 1992, Thunder Perfect Mind. Newly and perfectly remastered by The Bricoleur, this reissue comes with a new face to the old sleeve designed by Ania Goszczyńska. Comes on transparent purple vinyl and includes a four-page lyric insert. This reissue marks the first time that Thunder Perfect Mind has been available on vinyl since its first pressing in 1992." - The Spheres.

Artist: DEMON & WIZARD
Title: Evil Posessor
Format: LP
Label: Cameleon
Country: France
Price: $25.00
"In Reims, at the beginning of the year 1976, Jean-Marie Robbe founds his first group with Michel Mathieu a school friend, PARASITES, of hard rock classic. They give a concert at Flambeau in Reims with Philippe and Pascal on bass, the latter being the brother of singer DCA who was also roadie for SOGGY . Robbe leaves the group that will continue for some time under the name of FAHRENHEIT. At the beginning of 1980, its the beginning of LOOK OUT with Jean-Michel Rameix and Popof on drums, which becomes a duet following the departure of the latter. They meet Philippe Lonchay, and having the same tastes and the same records, he attends rehearsals in their local and then joins the group that will be called TANNHÄUSER. But the experience will be short-lived, JM Robbe explains it to us:
"The first reason is that we were able to improvise great stuff for 15 or 30 minutes, but we could not reproduce it, the magic had disappeared, and with Philippes presence, it was going away very quickly. The second reason is that on my side I had over time acquire a few stuff, synths Korg, Crumar, mixer, echo chamber etc etc ... So very boring to move everything this for a weekend at the local, Repeat at home was more "simple" except that at home, it was a teenager room, about 10m ² that I shared with my brother, 2 why not, 3 impossible .... So these Logistical and artistic concerns were right of Tannhäuser, and it became DEMON & WIZARD ... .. "

Spring 1981, DEMON & WIZARD gave a concert at the fair expo of Reims, just 3 tracks, 2 acoustic guitars and a mixed reception. Philippe Lonchay: "We thought it would be nice to have an LP to us, so we contacted the label Kiosque DOrphée in Paris, but at the sight of our budget, we only pressed 100 copies I draw the cover in the felt and I use the Letraset for the texts, Jean-Marie Robbe and Jean-Michel Rameix take care of finding material to rehearse and play, then Michel Godot records them in the room of Robbe named for the Wizards Castle. The compositions are written in 3 as well as the realization, but Philippe having no money, it is put in guest. The influences of the moment are diverse, ranging from RAINBOW, ASH RA TEMPLE, BLACK SABBATH, CAN, MOTORHEAD, KLAUS SCHULZE ... to medieval music. The material used is as follows: Crumar T2 synthesizer, Morris 6 and 12 strings acoustic guitar, Les Paul Aria Pro II electric guitar, Electro-Harmonix flanger, Boss table 8 inputs and an echo chamber with tape.

Jean-Marie Robbe: During the year that followed, I started more and more to play alone, re-recording guitar parts on the synth parts, etc etc, this sensation of total freedom and also a certain misanthropy had Because of DEMON & WIZARD late 82. 1986 I left Reims to live in the Paris region, I also completed my toolbox of stuff that make noise, it was at that time that a school ordered me 30 minutes of music. It will become "Malice in Wonderland", then I worked on 3 other projects, "Old Europa", "The Egg" and "In the attic". 1992 I move again. 1994 thanks to a record store (worthy of the name, in Poitiers) I discovered Current 93 (Nature unveiled, a musical slap in mouth), Coil and other group in the genre. I am getting married, and in 96 I become dad and I sell all my gear (mostly to Philippe). In 99, to make music I miss, I reapply slowly, I work (alone) on projects: Open Wound, Karn Evil and "The Egg 2" I also collaborate with other musicians: 47 Ashes, OM and when my means allow me I complete my range of torture of sounds, computing is popular, I take the name of O Wurzel and I have fun as a mad scientist. Since a few years, I compose music of imaginary films or for example glued on those of Lars Von Trier ... "". other musicians: 47 Ashes, OM and when my means allow me I complete my panoply of sound torturer, the computer is popularized, I take the nickname of O Wurzel and I have fun as a mad scientist. Since a few years, I compose music of imaginary films or for example glued on those of Lars Von Trier ... "". other musicians: 47 Ashes, OM and when my means allow me I complete my panoply of sound torturer, the computer is popularized, I take the nickname of O Wurzel and I have fun as a mad scientist. Since a few years, I compose music of imaginary films or for example glued on those of Lars Von Trier ... "".
Jean-Michel Rameix will join the band SOGGY as a bass player, he is now deceased. Philippe Lonchay will become a passionate record store, holding among other things the store in Reims "Clé De Sol". Michel Mathieu of PARASITES, after FAHRENHEIT, played with BLOODSUCKERS, 5th AVENUE, and today ROCK IN BULK , still in concert on Reims and around ..." - Cameleon.

Artist: DIE WELTTRAUMFORSCHER
Title: Die Lieder: 1981, 1983, 1986
Format: Cass
Label: Goaty Tapes
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"Die Lieder compiles early recordings by Die Welttraumforscher, the audio-visual avatar of Swiss native Christian Pfluger. Pfluger has spent the last thirty years refining a curious brand of hypnotic, experimental pop. His discography plots the story of the “world dream researchers” — benevolent aliens who visit Earth and deposit clues to an enlightened intergalactic culture. Each album cultivates this core mythology with new lyrical episodes, sonic excursions, and Pflugers pen and ink illustrations. Side A of Die Lieder presents selections from Vanidras Kult (1981) and Reise Nach Bretzelberg (1983). These are Pflugers earliest albums, made up of dreamy vignettes that fuse toy keyboards and lo-fi atmospherics. They are the cream of first-wave bedroom messthetics, with an eerie acoustic ambience equally at home among the more cosmic folk revivalists. Side B presents selections from the legendary Binika (1986) and ends with the pop masterpiece This Could be the Greatest Love in Town. Here, die Welttraumforscher shifts toward bona-fide synth-pop, equal parts casio minimalism and lush, stumbling balladry. The tape includes an accordion booklet with liner notes by Pfluger — reminiscences delivered with an endearing, casual sincerity. As much for die-hard Welttraum-heads as it is for the uninitiated, Die Lieder is a singular journey through Pflugers emergent musical cosmos and the early years of the Swiss bedroom underground." - Goaty.

Artist: DOG FACED HERMANS
Title: Humans Fly
Format: LP
Label: Sorcerer
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
"Sorcerer Records present a reissue of the very first LP by Scotlands Dog Faced Hermans, Humans Fly, originally released in 1988. This presents the first time its been available since its release nearly 30 years ago, and this edition features the two bonus tracks which were only available on the German version at the time. Dog Faced Hermans existed from the mid 80s until the mid 90s and released five studio albums and several live discs in their time. Touring internationally, often with their friends The Ex (whom DFH member Andy Moor has played with since), they fomented a reputation for their dynamic live shows, uncompromising politics, and inventive music. Heavily influenced by no wave, free jazz, and Brit post-punk, and aided by an eclectic array of instrumentation and singer Marion Couttss scorching vocals, they cut their own musical path. This edition is fully remastered by the band from the original analog tapes. RIYL: The Ex, Contortions, The Pop Group, The Fall. Edition of 600." - Sorcerer.

Artist: DOUGLAS, CHARLES
Title: The Burdens Of Genius
Format: LP
Label: Mono-Tone
Country: France
Price: $19.00
"First vinyl reissue of Charles Douglass The Burdens Of Genius, originally released in 1998. "The best New York record youve never heard!" Had it not been for bad timing, mental illness, rampant drug abuse, and a penchant for burning bridges, Charles Douglas might be thought of today as a songwriter on par with Stephen Malkmus, Beck, Daniel Johnston, Robert Pollard, and other members of the indie-rock aristocracy. Playing all the instruments himself, recording in the basement of his parents house in Allentown, Pennsylvania, his songs range from gleeful stoner anthems to deranged anti-folk to noisy pop to lo-fi bubblegum. Following a reissue of The Lives Of Charles Douglas in 2011, which features Maureen Tucker on drums, this first time on vinyl reissue should mark the world rediscovery of Charles Douglass genius!" - Mono-Tone.

Artist: DRUNK ELK
Title: Drunk Elk
Format: LP
Label: House Rules
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"In 2007, the Australian trio Drunk Elk recorded a singular self-titled cassette for Sean Baileys Inverted Crux label. Despite limited release, the album circulated through the freakier channels of the international underground via bootlegs, private downloads, and whispered praise. While Drunk Elk has since spawned a string of equally powerful releases, this first album remains exceptional. It is a snapshot of the band in embryo, exuding the kind of vulnerability only achieved when nobody else is listening. Drunk Elk was recorded in Battery Point, a coastal suburb of Hobart, Tasmania, where deep harbors and heavy skies set the appropriate backdrop for the bands peculiar strain of moody, romantic repetition. With keyboard, bass, and singer Dave Elks devotional verse as the only instrumentation, the songs are by nature skeletal, but they somehow ooze a luminous melancholy. Sam Acres wrings delicate melodies from the cheapest keyboard presets. Simon Krauss bass lilts in and out of time with a blunt, buzzing tone. Dave Elks sings with an exalted pathos. Drunk Elk is elegant even in their clumsiness. They hit all the wrong notes at the right moments. Homespun shambles are rendered with strange finesse and a dark, poetic extravagance. When Dave sings Play that strange tune again / That off-key melody, I believe he is singing as his listener––confounded by the musics strangeness, but captivated by its curious charms." - House Rules (Sub-label of Goaty Tapes).

Artist: ELODIE
Title: Balayes de la Main du Hasard
Format: LP
Label: Faraway Press
Country: UK
Price: $22.00
Edition of 400. Timo van Luijk and Andrew Chalk, featuring Tom James Scott and Daisuke Suzuki.

Artist: ELODIE
Title: La Porte Ouverte
Format: LP
Label: Faraway Press
Country: Belgium
Price: $22.00
Edition of 350 copies. "La Porte Ouverte was recorded by Timo van Luijk, Andrew Chalk and Tom James Scott and was cut by Noel Summerville at 33/45 in London. Available in a standard only edition and cut at 45 RPM for higher fidelity. Sleeve is printed in reverse board with poly-lined inner sleeve." - Faraway Press.

Artist: F/i
Title: Space Mantra
Format: LP
Label: Sorcerer
Country: Australia
Price: $21.00
"Sorcerer Records present a reissue of F/is Space Mantra, originally released on RRRecords in 1988. First time on vinyl for nearly 30 years for this classic slice of American space rock. Milwaukees F/i have been an ongoing concern since 1981, pioneering a certain brand of experimental rock which encompasses elements of industrial and psychedelic space-rock sounds. Originally a purely electronic outfit heavily influenced by Throbbing Gristle and prolific in the underground tape scene, they made the transition to "rock band" in the mid 80s, and for many, 1988s Space Mantra LP remains the high point. With fuzzed guitars, metronomic rhythms, swirling synths, and occasionally bucolic forays into blissful acoustics, its a masterful take on cosmic music during the Reagan years. It was previously only ever released on LP once by the famed RRRecords label. RIYL: Hawkwind, Amon Düül, Causa Sui, Cluster. Edition of 500." - Sorcerer.

Artist: FEMME
Title: Chroma
Format: LP
Label: Bruit Direct Disques
Country: France
Price: $23.00
"When it comes to head-scratchers, no one plows into the scalp like Bruit Direct Disques. For their 24th release, theyve ponied up this mélange by the duo Femme. Chroma summons forth a soundscape of stellar post trance, electro magma. As dense as it is deft. The ten gurgling innards effortlessly spewed out here rank it alongside other Moltenadelic CO-2 snuffers such as Ilitchs Periodik Mindtrouble (1978) or Junji Hirose + Yoshihide Otomos Silanganan Ingay (1989). Lush, foreboding, and fantastical, Chromas pocket universe of seductive dread could spook the sheen right offve Moebiuss Airtight Garage and there aint a damn thing Major Grubertor Jerry Cornelius is gonna do about it. The future doesnt get any more Untopian than this." - Bruit Direct Disques.

Artist: GLORIOUS DIN
Title: Closely Watched Trains
Format: LP
Label: Onderstroom
Country: Belgium
Price: $27.00
"Onderstroom present a reissue of Glorious Dins Closely Watched Trains, originally released in 1987. How a boy from the Sri Lankan jungle formed the greatest post-punk band youve never heard. Fronted by an intense singer with an oblique songbook and a mysterious past, Glorious Din was unlike any other group to emerge from San Franciscos 80s underground. With singer Eric Cope, the chosen persona of a Joy Division-obsessed Sri Lankan boy who travelled halfway around the world to follow his punk dream. The multifaceted nature of the 80s scene -- encompassing everything from three-chord thrash punk to garage-band pop, experimental art rock, and atonal noise -- can seem baffling to outsiders. Glorious Din mesmerizing sound instantly gets under your skin via their non-standard drum patterns, Eastern-sounding guitar melodies, a melodic bass in pole position, and a dissociative singer. The enigmatic group helped total unknowns gain recognition and were the uncommon glue linking Faith No More, the Dead Kennedys, and Michael Franti, as well as R.E.M. and the Cocteau Twins. Glorious Dins appeal was their mysteriousness: a quartet of mismatched musicians not necessarily playing their chosen instruments, with the obscure lyrics of their intense frontman near impossible to decipher. The group imploded after only three years, but their cult appeal has lasted far longer through their two albums and related material. Glorious Dins second album, Closely Watched Trains, had a very different sound from its predecessor. Eric was listening to a lot of Nick Drake, so they mixed the vocals and guitar much louder than the other instruments. Nevertheless, the album showed a growth and maturity on the bands part. Paget plays a metal dobro on some numbers, which adds a sheen of folk to the post-punk proceedings, as heard on the opener "Stilt Walkers". "1651 Map" has Cope seemingly recounting a colonial uprising or an industrial dispute over a sparse rhythm led by Pagets minimal guitar, and early number "Voices Everywhere" is here reprised as a joyous blast, the lyrics speaking of a pending arrival. Paget is well-represented with "Red Dirt", which has fantastic modulated bass from Heeschen, "Circle Star", another freedom track, and the melodious "Blood". Now exactly 30 years later, Closely Watched Trains is still a more than rewarding listen and a vivid document of the times. Cover reconstruction by Jeroen Wille. Includes booklet with interview and liner notes. Remastered by Equus. 180 gram vinyl; Edition of 1000." - Onderstroom.
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Artist: GLORIOUS DIN
Title: Leading Stolen Horses
Format: LP
Label: Onderstroom
Country: Belgium
Price: $27.00
"Onderstroom present a reissue of Glorious Dins Leading Stolen Horses, originally released in 1985. How a boy from the Sri Lankan jungle formed the greatest post-punk band youve never heard. Fronted by an intense singer with an oblique songbook and a mysterious past, Glorious Din was unlike any other group to emerge from San Franciscos 80s underground. With singer Eric Cope, the chosen persona of a Joy Division-obsessed Sri Lankan boy who travelled halfway around the world to follow his punk dream. The multifaceted nature of the 80s scene -- encompassing everything from three-chord thrash punk to garage-band pop, experimental art rock, and atonal noise -- can seem baffling to outsiders. Glorious Din mesmerizing sound instantly gets under your skin via their non-standard drum patterns, Eastern-sounding guitar melodies, a melodic bass in pole position, and a dissociative singer. The enigmatic group helped total unknowns gain recognition and were the uncommon glue linking Faith No More, the Dead Kennedys, and Michael Franti, as well as R.E.M. and the Cocteau Twins. Glorious Dins appeal was their mysteriousness: a quartet of mismatched musicians not necessarily playing their chosen instruments, with the obscure lyrics of their intense frontman near impossible to decipher. The group imploded after only three years, but their cult appeal has lasted far longer through their two albums and related material. Glorious Din released Leading Stolen Horses on their own Insight label in April 1985. The album stayed close to the sound they achieved live, conjuring something intense and atmospheric. The driving "Tenement Roofs" has a jagged energy, Pagets chugging guitar paralleling Herstedts solid rhythm, as Heeschen creates slow melodic patterns that spiral upwards, and Cope sings of long hours passing in slow motion. "Pallet To The Floor" is just as striking on the album as it was in the live show, with Heeschens bass ratcheting up the intensity. "Cello Tape", "Sixth Pillar", and "Insects" sound similarly dark; in contrast, "Arrival" wonders of nature, as experienced in his western wanderings. They take the darker moments of Joy Division as a starting point but leaving behind the industrial angst and fury for a rich and soulful melancholy that seamlessly blends first and third world cultures. One of the true lost gems of west coast gothic post punk. Cover reconstruction by Jeroen Wille. Includes booklet with interview and liner notes. Remastered by Equus. 180 gram vinyl; Edition of 1000." - Onderstroom.

Artist: IG WITZELSUCHT
Title: Sometimes Puns Are A Sign Of A Damaged Brain
Format: LP
Label: Megaphone/Knock Em Dead
Country: USA
Price: $30.00
"Edition of 300. One fine evening in Rotterdam, after witnessing him walking around in a circle with a stick for half-an-hour, Lukas Simonis asked Dominic Robertson (aka Ergo Phizmiz) to join him in a rapid-fire songwriting bonanza. Many songs resulted, tunes about mermaids, mistakes, compost manufacture, celebrity perverts, geometry, and so on. Lukas is a guitar wizard and a king in the world of weirdoes. Dominic is just... a weirdo, but he is Englands greatest entertainer, so thats ok. Make way, roll out the red carpet for songs about Satan, sorrows, the woes of the rock n roll lifestyle, and scorpions, engaging instruments like guitars, drums, flutes, cellos, tubas, and trumpets. So, you might want to know, what kind of music this vortex turned into: Imagine a strangely, brilliant intersection among Wire, R. Stevie Moore, Bonzo Dog Band, and XTC, with quite a bit of ruminating... but a most delightful, kaleidoscopic confection for the ear." - Megaphone/Knock Em Dead.

Artist: KALKABA, HAMAD AND THE GOLDEN SOUNDS
Title: Hamad Kalkaba and The Golden Sounds 1974-1975
Format: LP
Label: Analog Africa
Country: Germany
Price: $25.00
180 gram vinyl; Includes eight-page booklet; Gatefold sleeve. Analog Africa on Hamad Kalkaba and His Golden Sounds 1974-1975: "I remember the day clearly. I was searching for treasures in a record shop in Yaoundé, the Capital city of Cameroon, when suddenly I came across a 7-inch record with a picture of a young man wearing a traditional hat and bearing the marks of several imposing vertical scars on the side of his face, carved when he was just a boy as a reminder of his heritage in the Musgum tribe of the northern part of the country. The record contained two songs -- Gandjal Kessoum and Touflé -- by an artist I had never heard of before named Hamad Kalkaba. Both cuts were raw classics of fuzzed-out bass, pin-sharp horns, built upon the unshakable foundation of Northern Cameroons mightiest rhythm: the Gandjal. The shop owner finally said to me There is another single with a green cover of the same artist, if I am not mistaken. Over the next six years I searched for that green cover and finally found it in a record collection belonging to an old bar in Parakou in northern Benin. . . . These two records, plus a third simply named Nord Cameroon Rhythms constitute the entire discography of Hamad Kalkaba. Neglected for decades by all but the most devoted collectors of Afro music, Hamad Kalkaba and the Golden Sounds at long last gathers together the body of work of one of Cameroons forgotten geniuses. But unlike many musicians who emerged from nowhere, recorded a few singles and vanished again, Kalkaba hadnt disappeared. Far from it. He was a distinguished public figure, a retired Colonel in the army of Cameroon, and a former member of Cameroons Olympic Selection Committee. When we tracked him down he was serving as president of the Confederation of African Athletics. And although Kalkabas job kept him busy, and he seemed initially dismissive of the music hed made as a young man, he turned out to be an enthusiastic ally in this project. He arranged interviews, helped fill in the blanks and, when we finally met him in Yaoundé in 2016, provided us with photographs, lyric sheets and notes." - Analog Africa.

Artist: KANG, EYVIND
Title: Plainlight
Format: LP
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"A gorgeous set of new tracks by the brilliant composer and multi-instrumentalist Eyvind Kang. It took him a decade and a half to revisit the vibe concocted on his masterpiece from 2001, Live Low To The Earth In The Iron Age, but the wait was worth it. It features an array of spiritually intoxicating instrumentation: tamboura, electric guitar, organ, trumpet, oboe, trombone, and Korean traditional instruments. Eyvind Kang on Plainlight: "In 2002 I wanted to make a kind of sequel to my first solo record on Abduction, Live Low To The Earth In The Iron Age. I found that the weight of sounds seemed to evaporate the compositions. The last thing I wanted to make was a traditional shoegaze recording. 15 years later, I had a strange dream: a voice said Because a plainlight has fallen in Heaven, heartbreak would cease. This statement then became a kind of guiding image and method. Thus, with Korean traditional instruments playing the ostinato and drone, things fell into place. I would like to thank all the musicians, Randall Dunn, Alan Bishop, and each and every listener." Limited edition, one-time pressing; Edition of 400." - Abduction.

Artist: KASTEL, SILVIA
Title: Air Lows
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
"Air Lows is the debut solo album by Silvia Kastel. The Italian artist has been a fixture of the underground since her precocious teens, clocking up many miles in Control Unit with Ninni Morgia, including collaborations with the likes of Smegma, Factrix, Gary Smith, Aki Onda, and Gate (Michael Morley of The Dead C). Both solo and in her work with others, Kastel has explored the outer limits and inner workings of no wave, industrial, dub, extreme electronics, free rock, and improvisation. Air Lows is both her fullest and most refined offering to date, a work of vivid, isolationist electronics which draws deeply on her past experience but breaks new ground. Prompted by a late-flowering interest in techno and club music, Kastel sought to create something which combines a steady rhythmic pulse with the otherworldly sonorities of musique concrete, and avant-garde synth sounds inspired by Japanese minimalism and techno-pop (Haruomi Hosonos Philharmony (1982) being a particular favouite). The formal artifice of muzak/elevator music, the intros and outros of generic popular songs, the extreme light-heavy contrasts of jungle, the creative sampling of hardcore, and the very "human" synths in the jazz of Herbie Hancocks Sextant (1973) and Sun Ra: all were touchstones for Air Lows conception and composition, and all strains of music addressing -- or complicating -- the relationship between the human and the technological. Though used sparingly, Kastels voice remains her key instrument, whether subject to dissociative digital manipulations as on "Bruell", delivering matter-of-fact spoken monologues, or providing splashes of pure tonal color. Recorded between her expansive Italy studio and a more compact, ersatz set-up in Berlin, Air Lows gradually takes on some of the character of the German capital: you can hear the wide streets and uninhabited spaces, the seep-age of never-ending nightlife, the loneliness. Air Lows is The Wizard of Oz in reverse: the glorious technicolor J-pop deconstructions of its first half leading inexorably to the icy noir of "Spiderwebs" and "Concrete Void". These later tracks are reminiscent of 2015s magnificent 39 12", Kastel in the role of numbed, nihilistic chanteuse stalking dank, murky tunnels of reverb and sub-bass. But in fact there is contradiction and emotional ambiguity to Air Lows from the outset, and throughout -- a sense of both infinite space and acute claustrophobia; energy and inertia; fluency and restraint." - Blackest Ever Black.

Artist: KAYNATAN, GOKCEN
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Finders Keepers
Country: UK
Price: $28.00
"The missing component in the history of Turkish pop and one of the earliest exponents of Turkish electronic music alongside Ilhan Mimaroglu and Bülent Arel, Gökçen Kaynatan electrified the rock and roll scene of the late 50s/early 60s -- sending teenagers wild with his custom-built guitars and back lines -- helping charge the climate for the birth of Anatolian rock. Then, from the sanctuary of his private studio, he revolutionized the industry with his pioneering use of electronics whilst hanging the sonic wallpaper in the living rooms of an entire generation of tele-addicts as the in-house composer of choice for Turkeys first national television channel TRT 1. Despite having a modest discography of only four 7" singles to his name, his influence is a major current that flows through over 50 years of Turkish pop culture. Compiled with unparalleled access to his private studio vault, Finders Keepers present the first-ever collection of Gökçen Kaynatans pioneering early electronic works. Featuring a selection of his experimental pop and rock recordings dating from as early as the 1968, Gökçen Kaynatan features both of the highly sought after 1 Numara singles -- including a never before heard extended version of "Evren" -- as well as previously unheard archive material and songs recorded for and broadcast exclusively on TRT 1 -- most of them never to be repeated. In helping Gökçen end his self-imposed 44-year exile from the record industry, Finders Keepers can now share the first of these important recordings from a genuine maverick who helped shape the face of modern Turkish music, as well as shed some light on the rise of one of Anatolian rock and pops must fruitful and experimental periods that began with the arrival (and subsequent explosion) of domestic synthesizers on the Turkish scene. Mastered from the original quarter inch studio tapes with full cooperation from the man himself, this important compilation also includes extensive liner notes written by Doug Shipton, as well as a host of rare personal photographs and memorabilia." - Finders Keepers.

Artist: KOSTELANETZ, RICHARD
Title: Text-Sound Texts
Format: Hardcover Book
Label: Morrow and Company Inc.
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"Massive anthology of scores, scripts, instructions, diagrams and documentation of art works that are meant to be heard. With contributions from a broad range of the 1960s and 1970s experimental artists from the music, art, literature, theater, and film worlds, including: John Cage, Guy de Coinet, Philip Corner, Jon Gibson, Allen Ginsberg, John Giorno, Phillip Glass, Dick Higgins, Jack Kerouac, Annea Lockwood, Charles Morrow, Gertrude Stein, Emmett Williams, and Robert Wilson, among others." - Printed Matter. First edition hardcover from 1980.

Artist: LAWALREE, DOMINIQUE
Title: First Meeting
Format: LP
Label: Ergot/Catch Wave Ltd.
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
“Lawalrée has spent his whole life in Belgium. He studied at the Institut Supérieur de Musique et de Pédagogie in Namur, and has composed over 450 works spread across 20 albums. First Meeting comprises music he put out on his own Editions Walrus imprint between 1978 and 1982 on three LPs, Brins DHerbes, Vis a Vis and Clandestin.
In the liner notes, he speaks on his musical interests during this period saying, "I was listening all kinds of music! The Beatles, Brian Eno… I love all of the composers of the classical avant-garde: Erik Satie, John Cage, Stockhausen, Morton Feldman, Pierre Boulez... and the city of Brussels."
Eno considered releasing Lawalrées music on his Obscure Records before it folded, but Lawalrées reach in the US was limited to titles distributed by the English composer Gavin Bryars. The influence of Satie and Eno are evident in Lawalrées song titles—"Musique Satieerique" and "Listen TO The Quiet Voice," which takes its name from an Oblique Strategies prompt.
Lawalrée now spends his time playing piano and organ in church on a weekly basis, his musical focus having turned for the liturgical over the past two decades.” - Matt McDermott. “Dominique Lawalrée (b. 1954) is a composer born and based in Brussels. First Meeting is Lawalrées first archival release to date. Culled from four different albums originally self-published on his private label Editions Walrus, circa 1978-1982, this compilation highlights the composers unique sense of ambient and minimal composition. Originally considered for release on Brian Enos Obscure Records, Lawalrées music is now no longer hidden.

In this collection, the listener finds the sounds of piano, synthesizers, percussion, wurlitzer, organ, and voice, all performed by Lawalrée. Using these tools Dominique creates miniature themes that gallop across the speakers in slow motion, stretching our normal sense of dynamics and color, effortlessly widening the stereo plane. On “Musique Satieerique,” Dominique pays homage to the influence of Satie with simple repeated piano figures and a lush field of organs and flutes. And on other selections, like “Le Maison Des 5 Elements,” he takes a more wistful, ambient approach, layering keyboard lines, and invoking found/tape sounds to create a hypnogogic world of his own. Childlike in its playfulness and surreal to the bone, the music spins like a carrousel placed inside the Rothko Chapel. Lawalrée’s sense of timbre, tone, and overarching composition is like an impression of a home movie whose charm lies in its knowledge of intimacy, shared by few. An incantation of innocence.” - Ergot/Catch Wave Ltd.

Artist: LES FILLES DE ILLIGHADAD
Title: Eghass Malan
Format: LP
Label: Sahelsounds
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Future Tuareg music from the female led avant-rock group Les Filles de Illighadad. Mixing traditional percussion with electric guitars, Les Filles brings ancient village folk music into the modern era. Drawing on traditional tende music, the forgotten inspiration of Tuareg guitar, Fatou Seidi Ghali and Les Filles breathe new life into the genre. Hypnotic guitar riffs, driving rhythm, and polyphonic resonant vocals combine to create organic sound, that is both timeless and natural. A wholly original project, from a band that just last year had never left their village. Eghass Malan is their first studio production. Les Filles are all from Illighadad, a secluded commune in central Niger. The sound that defines rural Niger is a music known as "tende". It takes its name from a drum, built from a goat skin stretched across a mortar and pestle. It is a music form dominated by women. In the past years, certain genres of Tuareg music have become popular in the west. International acts of "desert blues" like Tinariwen, Bombino, and Mdou Moctar have become synonymous with the name "Tuareg". But guitar music is a recent creation. In the 1970s young Tuareg men living in exile in Libya and Algeria discovered the guitar. Lacking any female vocalists to perform tende, they began to play the guitar to mimic this sound, replacing water drums with plastic jerrycans and substituting a guitar drone for the vocal call and response. In time, this new guitar sound came to eclipse the tende. If tende is a music that has always been sung by woman, the Tuareg guitar was its gendered counterpart. Fatou Seidi Ghali, lead vocalist and performer of Les Filles is one of the only Tuareg female guitarists in Niger. Sneaking away with her older brothers guitar, she taught herself to play. While Fatous role as the first female Tuareg guitarist is groundbreaking, it is just as interesting for her musical direction. In a place where gender norms have created two divergent musics, Fatou and Les Filles are reasserting the role of tende in Tuareg guitar. In lieu of the djembe or the drum kit, so popular in contemporary Tuareg rock bands, Les Filles de Illighadad incorporate the traditional drum and the pounding calabash, half buried in water. Recorded on their debut tour in Europe after just a handful of concerts, Eghass Malan maintains a feeling that is spontaneous and inspired." - Sahelsounds.

Artist: LITTLE BOB AND THE LOLLIPOPS
Title: Nobody But You
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Great retrospective of Lil Bob and the Lollipops discography. Classic Louisiana swamp soul/R&B, recorded in the early to mid-1960s. Includes the popular dance floor fillers I Got Loaded and Stop as well as some real beautiful obscurities. Ballads and stompers to make life better. Old school tip on cover." - Mississippi.

Artist: LORDS OF THYME
Title: The Future of Things Past
Format: LP
Label: Feeding Tube
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"I have learned over the years that when Nigel Cross (founder of Bucketfull of Brains fanzine and the Shagrat label) speaks, its worth paying attention. Thus, when he began telling us about this great UK quartet, we sat up straight. His descriptions of their action, name-checking Joe Boyd s Witchseason Productions, Shelagh McDonald s debut LP and much else inspired unbridled longing. The Lords cut a 7" and a couple of CDs for the elusive Sunstone label, but Nigel managed to get them to agree to putting together this odds n sods collection for American consumption. The process of getting this record together ran into every mess you can imagine (and several you never could), but now it s in hand, and I think we can all murmur approval. With gorgeous cover art by legendary British psychedelicist, John Hurford and fine liner notes by Nick West (current editor of Bucketfull), The Future of Things Past is an extremely hep sampling of work by this wonderful quartet. The first track is a blazer, on which the band backs legendary US folk singer, Bonnie Dobson (who wrote Morning Dew ) for a cover of Hares On The Mountain. This trad song was covered by Shirley Collins and Davey Graham on Folk Roots, New Routes (1964) and was cut for a Shirley tribute set. Blazing like prime era Pentangle, the Lords are off to a stunning start. From there they mix live tunes, a few tracks from their EP, and other tunes into a sweet and splendid blend. The cover of Jerry The Mule (originally by Josh White) is a masterpiece of American Corn Pone. Moment To Moment sounds like top shelf Brinsley Schwarz at their Bandsiest. And much of the rest swings in a way that reminds me of early Pentangle at their peak. The way the Lords mix foreground folk moves with jazzy rhythms certainly calls that band to mind and, as Nigel suggested, this is all woven into a production sound redolent of Joe Boyd s touch. In all, The Future of Things Past is a killer intro to a band from whom we are hoping to hear much more. If you can t dig it, I question your ability to actually dig." - Byron Coley.

Artist: LUMINE
Title: All The Unnamed
Format: LP
Label: La Scie Doree
Country: Belgium
Price: $22.00
Edition of 300. "New project of Timo van Luijk with Graham Stewart and John Whyte. Played, recorded and mixed by Timo van Luijk & Graham Stewart at Kulta Saha, 2015‐2016. Sleeve drawing, design and titles by John Whyte." “From a blank page appeared six chapters of sparse electronics and acoustic instrumentals. A subtle story revealing the slowly moving interplay of delicate sonic tension and distant drama of desolate melodies.” - La Scie Doree.

Artist: MANKUNKU QUARTET
Title: Yakhal Inkomo
Format: LP
Label: Jazzman
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
"Jazzman Records present a reissue of Mankunku Quartet s Yakhal Inkomo, originally released in 1968. Saxophonist Winston Mankunku Ngozi s 1968 masterpiece Yakhal Inkomo stands in the front rank of global jazz recordings. A certified jazz classic in South Africa, it has sold hundreds of thousands of copies and has never been out of print. But like so many other crucial South African jazz LPs, it was never released outside the country, and went unheard at the time by the wider world. This reissue is the first time that this truly essential jazz recording has been properly available outside South Africa. Mankunku s masterwork is one of those rare recordings whose audience saw at once that it embodied the spirit of the age. The title, Yakhal Inkomo, refers to the bellow made by a bull just before it is sacrificed, and the mourning cries of its fellow cattle as they see it struck down. For South African listeners, the reference was understood as a cry against the violence and brutality of the times, and an act of mourning for all those who were suffering under the barbarity of apartheid. Mankunku s horn spoke eloquently and profoundly for and to an oppressed people, and like Coltrane s A Love Supreme (1965), the album became the musical touchstone for a generation. From today s historical vantage point, Yakhal Inkomoappears as not just an indispensable lost element of the international jazz canon, but as one of the towering cultural documents of its time. This trail-blazing release allows Mankunku s classic work to gain its deserved place on the international stage. This release marks the 25th release in Jazzman Records celebrated Holy Grail Series. Fully licensed, and packaged with a new sleeve note by Francis Gooding and previously unpublished photographs from the Basil Breakey archive." - Jazzman.

Artist: MARTIAL CANTEREL
Title: Drilling Backwards
Format: LP
Label: Onderstroom
Country: Belgium
Price: $33.00
"Onderstroom present a vinyl edition of Martial Canterels Drilling Backwards, originally released on cassette in 2006. Essential recordings by the minimal synth master of the present. With the staccato surge and somber vocalizing of Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft, the distorted synthetic soundscapes of Dirk Ivenss eeriest work, and the industrial strength of The Young Gods, Martial Canterels earliest outings are a bleak intellectual exercise in the dark and danceable. His music creates a cold atmosphere, and has an ominous melancholy feel to it. The emotional and sometimes dark feel of the album is everything electronic new wave music should be. Its futuristic, robotic, and at the same time, nostalgic. In 2002, Sean McBride began performing at bars, clubs and private parties in Brooklyn, New York, functioning singlehandedly as the pioneer and instigator of what would become a new movement of minimal electronic bands in the United States. Inspired both by the first wave of relatively unknown minimal electronic bands in Northern Europe (a musical genre also often referred to as "minimal synth") and the seminal industrial noise bands such as Throbbing Gristle, SPK, and Cabaret Voltaire. Since then, McBrides bleak intellectual exercises in the dark and danceable have flooded North America and Europe through the frosty airwaves paved by Pieter Schoolwerths Wierd Records. With an inimitable minimal style merging bright, urgent melodies ornamented and punctuated by the noises of industry and McBrides sonorous, stern vocals, Martial Canterels earlier releases -- 2011s You Today, 2007s Austerton (OS 022LP) -- have garnered both critical acclaim and a rapidly growing rabid fan base. Sean is also one half of the duo Xeno & Oaklander together with Miss Liz Wendelbo. Artwork by Ruttens-Wille; Deluxe letterpress sleeve; Insert with lyric sheet. Edition of 500." - Onderstroom.

Artist: MARTIAL CANTEREL
Title: Sister Age
Format: LP
Label: Onderstroom
Country: Belgium
Price: $33.00
"Onderstroom present a vinyl edition of Martial Canterels Sister Age, originally released on cassette in 2004. Essential recordings by the minimal synth master of the present. With the staccato surge and somber vocalizing of Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft, the distorted synthetic soundscapes of Dirk Ivenss eeriest work, and the industrial strength of The Young Gods, Martial Canterels earliest outings are a bleak intellectual exercise in the dark and danceable. His music creates a cold atmosphere, and has an ominous melancholy feel to it. The emotional and sometimes dark feel of the album is everything electronic new wave music should be. Its futuristic, robotic, and at the same time, nostalgic. In 2002, Sean McBride began performing at bars, clubs and private parties in Brooklyn, New York, functioning singlehandedly as the pioneer and instigator of what would become a new movement of minimal electronic bands in the United States. Inspired both by the first wave of relatively unknown minimal electronic bands in Northern Europe (a musical genre also often referred to as "minimal synth") and the seminal industrial noise bands such as Throbbing Gristle, SPK, and Cabaret Voltaire. Since then, McBrides bleak intellectual exercises in the dark and danceable have flooded North America and Europe through the frosty airwaves paved by Pieter Schoolwerths Wierd Records. With an inimitable minimal style merging bright, urgent melodies ornamented and punctuated by the noises of industry and McBrides sonorous, stern vocals, Martial Canterels earlier releases -- 2011s You Today, 2007s Austerton (OS 022LP) -- have garnered both critical acclaim and a rapidly growing rabid fan base. Sean is also one half of the duo Xeno & Oaklander together with Miss Liz Wendelbo. Artwork by Ruttens-Wille; Deluxe letterpress sleeve; Insert with lyric sheet. Edition of 500." - Onderstroom.

Artist: MAZZA, ROBERTO
Title: Scoprire Le Orme
Format: LP
Label: Soave
Country: Italy
Price: $35.00
"Soave present the first vinyl reissue of Roberto Mazzas Scoprire Le Orme, originally released on cassette in 1991. Mysterious, charming, and wavering, Scoprire Le Orme ("Discover The Footsteps") represents a unique musical experience; a kind of minimal folk with far Eastern baroque influences. The work is a living entity, yet with a calm atmosphere interweaved with tension -- the tradition here being redefined and transfigured in a very personal way with a touch of esotericism. Roberto Mazza (formerly a member of Telaio Magnetico, along with Franco Battiato, Lino "Capra" Vaccina, and Juri Camisasca) has since the early seventies devoted himself to the study of both British and Scottish traditional music, with closer attention to the Hebrides archipelago. This work, originally published only on audiotape, has been recorded in complete autonomy with Mazza himself playing the compositions and utilizing instruments such as oboe, Bardic harp, and synthesizers." - Soave.

Artist: MEADOW HOUSE
Title: This Should Not Be Happening
Format: LP
Label: Feeding Tube
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"I first heard of Dan Wilson (the fellow behind Meadow House, Radionics Radio and a quarter of post-electronics quartet Oscillatorial Binnage) back in 2005 when a friend turned me on to his brilliant radio programs on London s Resonance 104.4 FM. These shows chronicle the misadventures of a hermetic renaissance man who leaves cassettes full of his home recorded songs scattered around the city like litter (a practice known as tape dropping ). You might find such a tape wrapped in a suicide note, or on a toilet seat in a public restroom or the floor of a subway train. Wilson s compositions from this period, which were performed on homemade instruments, were usually angst-ridden affairs, extremely bleak. When I was asked to assemble a record from 60-plus unreleased Meadow House songs, I was struggling with my own depression. So naturally I gravitated towards his darker songs, of which there were plenty. Sometimes they re filled with an almost manic exuberance, but the faint of heart should exercise caution... there is no happy ending." - Joey Pizza Slice.

Artist: MEKAS, JONAS
Title: A Dance with Fred Astaire
Format: Book
Label: Anthology
Country: USA
Price: $55.00
"A Dance with Fred Astaire is an extraordinary collection of anecdotes and rare ephemera from the life of legendary artist, filmmaker and bon vivant Jonas Mekas, featuring a dizzying cast of cultural icons both underground and mainstream. Memories, diary entries, conversations, and insights into his work sit alongside collages of beautifully reproduced postcards, newspaper cuttings, film negatives, lists, posters and photographs, envelopes and letters, book covers, telegrams, cartoons and doodles. Mekas has kept and archived the artifacts of his life as a cultural touchstone down to the minutiae, all of which is brought together here in the form of a unique and fascinating scrapbook of a life lived with the highest artistic commitment. Guided by Mekas distinctive prose and suffused with warmth, A Dance with Fred Astaire is rhapsodic, poetic and funny as all get out. A revealing visual autobiography of a genuine culture hero." - Anthology.

Artist: MONTI, MARIA
Title: Il Bestiario
Format: LP
Label: Holidays
Country: Italy
Price: $32.00
"Holidays Records present a reissue of Maria Montis Il Bestiario, originally released in 1974. Maria Montis legendary Il Bestiario is a prime example of the avant-garde art-song of the 1970s. Known for her renderings of Italian popular songs, Maria Monti is an Italian singer and actress with a noteworthy career: cabaret singer in the 60s, ambitious avant-garde folk artist in the 70s, and starring in films by directors as such as Sergio Leone -- Fistful Of Dynamite (1971) -- and Bernardo Bertolucci -- 1900 (1976). Il Bestiario is a near perfect emblem of the fascinating territory gained through collaboration. It enlisted the radical poet Aldo Braibanti as its lyricist, features arrangements and synthesizer from Alvin Curran (Musica Elettronica Viva), the baritone saxophone of Roberto Laneri (Prima Materia), as well as the soprano saxophone of jazz legend Steve Lacy. The result is absolutely stunning, musically unique within the respective outputs of its participants long and noted careers. Unquestionably one of the most beautiful and neglected albums of its decade. Comes with a 16-page booklet with lyrics and translations; Edition of 500." - Holidays.

Artist: MUKABI, GEORGE
Title: Furaha Wenye Gita
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"An almost mythical giant of African guitar, whose reinvention of acoustic fingerstyle quickly spread from western Kenya throughout East Africa, before his tragic death in 1963. Spellbinding guitar lines, sweet harmony vocals, every melody an instant classic, and a life story steeped in legend. 12 song LP comes packaged in a deluxe spot-color jacket, with a 12-page full color booklet featuring an oral history by Mukabis family and peers, and lyrics in English and Swahili. Co-released by Raw Music International and Olvido Records." - Mississippi.

Artist: O LEVEL
Title: East Sheen
Format: 7"
Label: Munster
Country: Spain
Price: $10.00
"Reissue of this late 70s UK underground single, originally released in 1978. O Level was created in 1976 by London guitarist Ed Ball(Teenage Filmstars, Television Personalities, The Times) with the Benett brothers (John and Gerard), who would leave the band in March 1978. That same line-up plus Dan Treacy recorded the first Television Personalities single in 1977, titled 14th Floor. O Level self-released that same year their first single, which included two tracks strongly influenced by punks energy (Buzzcocks and Undertones guitars and melody on "East Sheen") and attitude (with ironic comments about fake punks on "Pseudo Punk")." - Munster.

Artist: O.A.S.I.
Title: Il Cavaliere Azzurro
Format: LP
Label: Soave
Country: Italy
Price: $35.00
"Soave present a reissue of O.A.S.I.s Il Cavaliere Azzurro, originally released in 1986. One of the many characteristics of Italian avant-garde theater, from the seventies through the eighties, was the overlap of acting with the physicality of movement -- reality with fiction and the stage with real life; it was a new poetic language for a multimedia representation. In this new language, the music composed for the stage was an active part of the performances, and the soundtrack from 1985s Il Cavaliere Azzurro is one of its most significant examples. The musical project of the working group O.A.S.I. (Paolo Modugno, Massimo Terracini, Gino Castaldo, and Ermano Ghisio Erba) blended industrial experimentation, ambient and concrete, with a strong ethnic element, both vocally and performed, then recorded and manipulated with the aid of tape recorders and samplers. This was a work that identified a historical moment of fervid experimentation and inspiration, and though intended to be played during a theatrical performance, vividly stands out without the visual accompaniment. Personnel: Paolo Modugno - Acoustic and electric guitar, sanza, bendir, tapes, sampler; Massimo Terracini - piano, sampler, tapes; Gino Castaldo - tapes, samplers; Ermanno Ghisio Erba - drums, percussions." - Soave.

Artist: PLUTO
Title: Untitled
Format: Cass
Label: Goaty Tapes
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"Plutos music has the quality of a planetary emission. Signals emerge from a pall of tape hiss like alien frequencies warped by interference. Percussive vibrations orbit tones so remote they blur at the edges. It is as if Plutos melodies exist beyond some horizon—they are only partially available to us, distorted by thick ether. Untitled belongs to a sonic idiom specific to Queensland, Australia—one set in motion by Breakdance the Dawn and refined by Essential Minerals. Pluto is a part of both circles, pioneering an ur-music where tonality reaches a minimum threshold. On Untitled, he infuses this mode with a raw melancholy, tempering it into something oddly affecting." - Goaty.

Artist: POLONIUS
Title: Antique Marvel
Format: Cass
Label: Goaty Tapes
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"Polonius — icon of holistic nether-music, mysterious one-man anti-band — assembles a far-reaching sonic universe on Antique Marvel. His songs are dense, immersive habitats: rhythms and pitches flutter and repeat like animal calls; ambience shifts like primordial mist. The album evolves as a series of phonic environments that feel at once ancient and techno-futuristic. Pre-lingual chants cradle the glint of space-age electronics, occult intonations are lit with the cheap light of a karaoke machine. Polonius commands a menagerie of tape loops and audio-bites that congeal as melodic ecosystems and disperse into tonal miasma. Antique Marvel assembles selections from the elusive Antique Fantasia suite, some of which already circulates quietly through freakier channels of the global subterranean; other parts remain as-yet unreleased. Consider this tape a speculative survey — a future anthology that recollects the not-yet-heard. These are the conjurers most spellbinding articulations, sequenced across space-time." - Goaty.

Artist: PRAN NATH, PANDIT
Title: The Raga Cycle, Palace Theatre, Paris 1972 Vol. 2
Format: Double LP
Label: Sri Moonshine Music
Country: USA
Price: $31.00
"The raga cycle given by Pandit Pran Nath at the Palace Theater in Paris 1972 was the first time a Master Indian Classical Vocalist had presented three consecutive days of ragas sung at the appropriate times of day, giving the Western audience insight into the characteristics that inform the moods and atmospheres of evening, afternoon, and morning ragas. The recording here is from the Saturday, May 27, 1972 afternoon concert and features Raagini Bheempalasi and Raag Puriya Dhanaashree. This is the Maestro at the very summit of his creative and vocal powers. His inspiration merged with his excitement of being in Paris and added to the uniqueness of these performances. As he guided his ragas at an unhurried pace with a surety and command of the musical language, details emerge in the music so profound that new delights continue to surface. Pandit Pran Nath was born in 1918 in Lahore, India which was to become Pakistan. He was one of the foremost disciples of the legendary singer, Ustad Abdul Waheed Khan, Sahib of Kirana. Khan Sahib was known for his long extended renditions of ragas in the melodic Kirana style, often lasting hours. His knowledge of raga science was unparalleled, allowing him to unveil endless permutations and combinations of phrases. Pandit Pran Nath absorbed this knowledge of raga from his Guru, building on these majestic forms in a unique and inimitable way. Pran Naths rich vocal quality and imaginative renditions of well-known ragas singled him out as one of the greatest masters in the history of Indian Classical Music. Pan Naths music is ancient and modern, full of fresh flights of imagination. It is no wonder that his numerous performances in the West attracted devotees and students. Besides La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela, he instructed musicians of the American avant garde, including Jon Hassell, Lee Konitz, Allaudin Mathieu, Charlemagne Palsestine, Sufi Pir, Shabda Kahn and many others. His impact on contemporary music continues to grow." - Terry Riley.

Artist: PRIZU, NICK
Title: Nick Prizu
Format: LP
Label: Mono-Tone
Country: France
Price: $19.00
"Like illegitimate sons of the Panther Burns and the Del Monas, sounding like the infamous Blousons Noirs (Frances Hasil Adkins or the Shaggs) produced by a drugged Alex Chilton in his Like Flies era (1979). One foot in the (late) 50s and the other in the (early) 60s and certainly none in the 90s, these tapes were recorded in a single wild, loose, and drunken session. 25 years later, the world at last can hear Nick Prizu in all its blazing glory and rock n roll savagery. The perfect music for an old John Waters movie, the immaculate soundtrack of a flaming life. First time on vinyl." - Mono-Tone.

Artist: RIK L RIK
Title: The Lost Album
Format: CD
Label: Radiation Deluxe Series
Country: Spain
Price: $13.00
"Radiation Reissues present a reissue of Rik L Rik s The Lost Album, originally released in 1991. The late great LA punk scene hero Rik L Rik s (F Word, Negative Trend) only solo album is a killer collection of singles, compilation tracks -- Beach Blvd (1979) and Rodney On The Roq (1980) --, live recordings, and unreleased tracks spanning punk, goth-rock, and new wave. Rik L Rik was a true original, parading around LA barefoot, living at his parents house well into his 20s, and generally not giving a fuck in pure punk fashion. Essential for all fans of the 70s/ 80s LA scene! Reissued on CD with exclusive liner notes from Posh Boy label mastermind Robbie Fields." - Radiation Deluxe Series.

Artist: RUSSIAN TSARLAG
Title: Gel Stations Past
Format: LP
Label: House Rules
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Gel Stations Past brings together tracks from three shadowy self-released cassettes by Russian Tsarlag: Decrepit Gas Station, Living in the Past, and Dipped in Gel. Dubbed in minimal quantities and cloistered for private worship, much of Russian Tsarlags recent output remains hard to find. Each of these albums dispersed instantly among friends and fanatics and receded into legend. This record consolidates the great pieces of crooner dejection that typify Tsarlags recent music. These are his saddest and slowest-burning songs, drawn in dour guitar, sweeping keyboard, and sedated vocals that teeter well below mid-tempo. Many share a somber two-chord schema that slips in perfect doses of dissonance and distortion. The results are at once refined and totally ragged, seductive, woozy, and smeared in Tsarlags shapely four-track atmospherics." - House Rules (Sub-label of Goaty Tapes).

Artist: SLOWEST LIFT, THE
Title: The Slowest Lift
Format: LP
Label: VHF
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"The debut release by The Slowest Lift (Sophie Cooper and Julian Bradley) presents a new chapter in the long-running tradition of radical English music duos. Originally formed via a commission from the Supernormal Festival, Cooper (an accomplished solo performer and collaborator) and Bradley (from frequent VHF delinquents Vibracathedral Orchestra) play a kind of gentle post-industrial psychedelia, with Cooper s lovely vocals floating over a collage of live and electronic performances. The songs are a blend of straightforward performance and eccentric bricolage, with rude electronic interjections sitting comfortably alongside delicate guitar and keyboard melodies. Zoviet France-like low-fi atmospherics compete with Cooper s voice for air on tracks like Crystal Fracture and Hi From The Skyline Swim, while the duo s surprising cover of Duran Duran s The Chauffeur deep on side two sneaks in perfectly, a mini-pop music drama reimagined as pure hallucination." - VHF.

Artist: TILLMANS, WOLFGANG
Title: Hamburg Sud / Nee IYaow Eow Eow 
Format: CD/Book
Label: Fragile
Country: Germany
Price: $21.00
"The CD publication is being released as part of the Wolfgang Tillmans s "There were 30 years between 1943 and 1973. 30 years from 1973 was the year 2003" exhibition, which is being held at the Kunstverein in Hamburg in fall 2017. Wolfgang Tillmans has devised a 35-minute sound installation as part of the exhibition. The installation takes the exhibition s inner-city context as its starting point, and operates in conjunction with numerous photographs (from a variety of Tillmans s work phases) and video works to transform the space into a single cinematic whole. The Kunstverein in Hamburg is now releasing the 35-minute sound work Hamburg Süd / Nee IYaow Eow Eow as a CD, accompanied by a 48-page booklet that features exhibition views photographed and designed by Wolfgang Tillmans. Electronic manipulations of Tillmans s own voice, made to sound alternately choral, guttural, and absurd, are mixed with a kind of sung evocation of the four directions of the compass -- to which the exhibition hall is almost exactly aligned. To provide this counterpart voice, Tillmans invited the Hamburg-born and internationally renowned singer Billie Ray Martin. The alternating singing styles are embedded within long silent pauses, when visitors can hear noise from the two routes of traffic between which the Kunstverein is located: the cluster of platforms at Hamburg s central railway station, and Klosterwall, one of the city s main thoroughfares. Through the interplay of screeching railway lines, traffic noise, the reverberation of the immediate environment, word play, and voice explorations, Tillmans uses the sound work to react to aspects specific to the exhibition room at the Kunstverein in Hamburg: you can hear the city, but do not see it. In Further Listening, the second part of the CD, Tillmans presents further experimental solo pieces, collaborations, and two works that were previously released in 2016 (now available for the first time on CD): 2016 / 1986 EP(FRAGILE 001EP), Tillmans s first release, and Device Control EP (FRAGILE 003EP), which first came to public attention in 2016 when a full-length version of the song appeared as a guest contribution on Endless, a visual album by the US R&B musician Frank Ocean. 48-page exhibition booklet designed by Wolfgang Tillmans." - Fragile.

Artist: TRAAG
Title: Weekend Vacation 2
Format: Cass
Label: Goaty Tapes
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"Detroit nark boys Traag can twist a cheap mixer and some tape loops into electro hallucinations. Weekend Vacation 2 slithers between lo-fi dancefloor gyrations: Drum patterns lurch at mid-tempo, cut with bonehead samples and bass signals so crusty they fizzle like Moon Mist Faygo. A subtle boogie runs throughout, lending even the wasted tracks an addictive playability. Traag marshals a freakshow of mutant hooks—part techno, part disco, part cockroach—to savage effect." - Goaty.

Artist: TUTTI, COSEY FANNI
Title: Time To Tell
Format: LP
Label: CTI
Country: UK
Price: $30.00
"The long-awaited deluxe special edition reissue of Cosey Fanni Tuttis Time To Tell, originally recorded and released on cassette in 1982, sees a timely release after the success of Coseys recent autobiography Art Sex Music (published by Faber & Faber). Available now for the first time on vinyl, this deluxe special edition has been remastered and edited from the original audio tapes for this exclusive vinyl release. It is presented here on super clear vinyl, in a gatefold sleeve incorporating a foil block title and is accompanied by a 16-page full-color 12" booklet containing the original cassette transcripts and photos, plus many new and updated statements and color photos." - CTI.

Artist: UT
Title: Ut & Confidential
Format: CD
Label: Out
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"The Ut reissue campaign starts with their self-titled and Confidential EPs, remastered by Dominique Brethes at Wolf Studios and repackaged as a double 12-inch (both cut at 45rpm for maximum sound fidelity) and a CD. Ut is a radical rock group founded by Nina Canal, Jacqui Ham and Sally Young in NYC in Dec 1978. Originating in the downtown no wave scene and inheritors of the collision between rock, free jazz and the avant-garde, the band exploded the rigidity of conventional rock, constructing songs through collective improvisation, swapping instruments and rotating the role of singer / director. Migrating to London in 1981, Ut played with bands like The Fall and The Birthday Party and released music on their own label, Out Records, becoming a favorite of BBC s John Peel and recorded sessions for his show. Joining forces in 1987 with the label Blast First, they released the critically acclaimed In Gut s House in 1988 and made the NME Top 50 Albums that year. As The Washington Post exclaimed, With In Gut s House, Ut has scraped and droned one of the finest underground rock albums of the year... The tightly interwoven, firmly focused sound... is rich, spooky, urgent and quite unexpectedly beautiful. " - Out.

Artist: UT
Title: Ut & Confidential
Format: 2xLP
Label: Out
Country:
Price: $27.00
"The Ut reissue campaign starts with their self-titled and Confidential EPs, remastered by Dominique Brethes at Wolf Studios and repackaged as a double 12-inch (both cut at 45rpm for maximum sound fidelity). Ut is a radical rock group founded by Nina Canal, Jacqui Ham and Sally Young in NYC in Dec 1978. Originating in the downtown no wave scene and inheritors of the collision between rock, free jazz and the avant-garde, the band exploded the rigidity of conventional rock, constructing songs through collective improvisation, swapping instruments and rotating the role of singer / director. Migrating to London in 1981, Ut played with bands like The Fall and The Birthday Party and released music on their own label, Out Records, becoming a favorite of BBC s John Peel and recorded sessions for his show. Joining forces in 1987 with the label Blast First, they released the critically acclaimed In Gut s House in 1988 and made the NME Top 50 Albums that year. As The Washington Post exclaimed, With In Gut s House, Ut has scraped and droned one of the finest underground rock albums of the year... The tightly interwoven, firmly focused sound... is rich, spooky, urgent and quite unexpectedly beautiful." - Out.

Artist: UUSKLYA, PEETER FEATURING BENGT
Title: Winged Body
Format: LP & 7"
Label: Omlott
Country: Sweden
Price: $23.00
“Archaic Sounds, Natural Music & Joy”
“This album is about a way to simply make raw, basic, natural and joyful music. This album is also about and with the Swedish saxophone visionary Bengt Nordström, ”Frippe” who first of all talked to me about making and playing natural music. The legend of Bengt Nordström (1936-2000) tells how he picked up the clarinet and the saxophone after being deeply touched by the music of Tony Scott and Sonny Rollins.
Then meeting Ornette Coleman and Albert Ayler changed his musical vision; so much that he no longer fit into the contemporary jazz scene in Sweden. Frippe spoke of a totally spontaneous, improvised, creative music at a time when everyone else was trying to master
bebop. Because of this, he was left to play alone for many years. He became ”the outsider”; that nobody wanted, or had the nerve to play with. During intermissions at clubs, like the ”Golden
Circle”, he took the opportunity to play small solo concerts and recorded himself. He released small editions of his work on his own ”Bird Notes” label. Although the recordings were mostly solo sax, on rare occasions, he was joined by Don Cherry on trumpet, bassist
Sven Hessle or bassist Björn Alke who would show up to play duets with him. His collection had two releases: Albert Aylers; ”Something Different!!!!!!” (BNLP 1) and Bengt Nordströms
own; ”Natural Music” (BNLP 2). The other recordings were not numbered or catalouged but were released as LPs and EPs. It was not until the mid 70s that Bengt Frippe Nordström formed his own band, the ”Miljövårdsverket”. After some years of trying different constellations, the musicians, bassist Björn Alke (1938-2000), violin player Lars Svanteson (b. 1949) and myself, drummer Peeter Uuskyla (b. 1951), became established as a ”working unit” and cut the albums ”Nows The Frippe Time” (Dragon Records DRLP 82), ”The Environmental Control Office” (Ayler Records aylCD-021/022), ”Frippes Protocol” (aylDL-086) and ”Creative
Addition” (aylDL-116). This album is also about me talking to my children Nema (b. 1993) and Simon Cecil (b. 1990) to continue making natural music with your own voice, body and whatever music instruments you use. This album is recreated, created and recorded 2015, 7″ vinyl side A recorded 1967 and side B recorded 1987. Hope you like it!” - Peeter Uuskyla.

Artist: V/A
Title: Dont Sleep: Omutibo From Rural Kenya
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"A compilation of uniquely Kenyan acoustic guitar songs, recorded in the homes and yards of Luhya musicians. In 2016, Cyrus Moussavi set out to learn the origins of Omutibo, a playing style invented by George Mukabi and adapted by his neighbors in a region that proved to be truly fertile for guitarists. These are the songs and stories of a golden era Kenya on the brink of independence, beautifully resurrected by the songwriters themselves over 50 years later. LP comes packaged in a deluxe metallic spot-color jacket, with an 8-page full color booklet featuring interviews, photographs, and lyrics in English and Luhya. Co-released by Raw Music International and Olvido Records." - Mississippi.

Artist: V/A
Title: Hard-Core Ljubljana
Format: LP
Label: FV Zalozba
Country: Slovenia
Price: $26.00
"Originally published in 1986, Hard-Core Ljubjana is, without a doubt, one of the most powerful hardcore punk compilations released in the 80s. Showcasing the furious sounds coming out of Slovenias capital (then part of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia), it would catch the attention of punks worldwide with the sheer rawness of the five bands included: U.B.R., Odpadki Civilizacije, Tozibabe, Epidemija, and III. Kategorija. 25 tracks of utter punk chaos. Foldout cover." - Fv Zalozba.

Artist: V/A
Title: Sombras: Spanish Post-Punk and Dark Pop 1981-1986
Format: 4 LP Box
Label: Munster
Country: Spain
Price: $80.00
"2017 repress. Quadruple LP boxed set. Includes a 16-page booklet with an essay in Spanish and English by journalist Jesús Rodríguez Leninand contributions by Beatriz Alonso Aranzábal (Los Monaguillosh) and Carlos Entrena (Décima Víctima), plus many artist photos and memorabilia. Sombras is the first compilation to survey in depth the darker side of the fledgling, vibrant music scene of Spain in the early 80s. Featuring 42 artists, including essential names such as Parálisis Permanente, Décima Víctima, Desechables, Gabinete Caligari, Derribos Arias, Ana Curra, Polansky y el Ardor, Los Monaguillosh, Alphaville, Claustrofobia, Agrimensor K, Matrona Impúdica, Ultratruita, Ceremonia, New Buildings, and many more. Both formats include booklets with an essay in Spanish and English by journalist Jesús Rodríguez Lenin and contributions by Beatriz Alonso Aranzábal (Los Monaguillosh) and Carlos Entrena (Décima Víctima), plus many artist photos and memorabilia." - Munster. "The damn Movida. The best that can be said of that phenomenon is that it was the starting point and the trigger of something else, of another movement that garnered no fame but was far more interesting musically and intellectually, although the glow of glamour went to the fatuous flames of superficiality. This other movement, in contrast, had neither name nor anyone singing its praises. It centered on the existential angst described by the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard instead of the jovial innocence of silly pop in the late 70s and the very early 80s of the last century. It wasnt a time for joking around. The outlook was grim and, logically, after a few years that we had wanted to celebrate because of the death of Franco, murky and ominous images began to inhabit the collective subconscious of those youths who were apolitical by necessity. The most extraordinary paradox is that is that it was a light-hearted new wave group, Ejecutivos Agresivos, that served as the seed for this shift in orientation. Many characters came together in that group who were going to do a 180 on the music that was being made. Carlos Entrena, their singer, who would become one of the founders of the GASA label and the leader of Décima Víctima was there. Also there was Ignacio Gasca, a boy from San Sebastián known as Poch who, after the breakup of Ejecutivos Agresivos, would form Derribos Arias. Jaime Urrutia was in the line-up, who would soon be the singer and guitarist of Gabinete Caligari. The band included Juan Luis Vizcaya, who had a brief stint as the drummer of Alaska y los Pegamoides. Also a member was Paco Trinidad, who would become another founder of GASA and who, with time, would become the main record producer of the 1980s (Hombres G, Duncan Dhu). The transition from one era to another even had an exact date: the 13th of November, 1982. On that day, in the auditorium of the Escuela de Caminos de Madrid, the last concert that Alaska y los Pegamoides played in Madrid took place, although none of the members themselves knew this for sure at the time. They gave to their fans, along with the tickets, a flexi-disc that included two unreleased songs -- Volar and El jardín -- both written by Eduardo Benavente (also of Parálisis Permanente), with a theme and style that had nothing to do with what Alaska y los Pegamoides had done so far. To wrap up that moment symbolically, the group that opened the show was Los Monaguillosh, who would shortly become one of the best-known bands of the nascent psychedelic siniestro sound." -Jesús Rodríguez Lenin.

Artist: V/A
Title: Thesauras Vol. 2 Rock / Punk France 1977-1979
Format: 2xLP
Label: Cameleon
Country: France
Price: $30.00
LARRY MARTIN FACTORY / ROBERT KARAYAN / LA CAME AUX DAMELIAS / CAMBOUIS / ROCKNROLLER / SMILER / THERESE FORMOL / ROTTERS / STORLOK / A 3 DANS LES WC / FRAKTURE / MARQUIS DE SADE / STRYCHNINE / CAFE MOZART / PRIVÉS / BONDAGE-T / MICKEYNSTEIN / ARLEQUIN / CORAIL / CHECKMATE / SAFETY / BRAMSTOCKER / ALARM / MISTRAL / ELECTRICK GARBAGE / JEAN-GUY RUFF / CHRYS ALICE / ODEURS

Artist: VIEWER
Title: True Friend Record
Format: LP
Label: Feeding Tube
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"There can be no denying that Shannon and Beverly Ketch are as dedicated a pair of freaks as you ll run into in a month of Sundays. Indefatigable supporters of the Western Mass sub-underground, they ve done backwoods music festivals, run a DIY club and gallery, and make music that emerges straight from the earth on which they live. Previous ensembles include Bunwinkies, Jow Jow, and many more, but Vieweris (at least as of this recording) a totally homegrown duo project. The music is quiet throughout, but manifests itself in a wide variety of ways. There are lightly surging tracks where Bevs vocals and the mood recall Kendra Smiths work with the Guild of Temporal Adventurers (1992). There are semi-whacked keyboard instrumentals that sound like a dub-ready version of Tracey Trance. Shannon sings some deeply tranced & Barrett-oid folk-psych. There s banjo blues and campfire songfest material and spoken directions on how to find roads less traveled of all sorts. True Friend Record is haunting and rewarding set of tunes. Lit by blazing stones." - Byron Coley.

Artist: WORKDUB
Title: Subterranean (1989-1995)
Format: LP
Label: Left Ear Records
Country: USA
Price: $30.00
"Another ten lost tracks from Nicholas Georgieff and Virgil Work, St Louiss basement electronics duo Workdub. The release spans material from 1989-95 and includes recordings from their sole LP (1989) and both cassette albums (released in 1992 and 1995). Workdubs music hardly fits into a vacuum and some might even say its otherworldly. Tracks like "Reach For The Stars" and "Lunar Module" reflect dreams of space-age exploration, all the while their investigations into drum machines, synthesizers, samples and digital FXs matched with their organic live instrumentation work to create a unique atmospheric dubbed-out sound." - Left Ear.

Artist: WOZENCRAFT, JOHN
Title: Touch Movements
Format: CD/Book
Label: Touch
Country: UK
Price: $48.00
"In a 24/7 world, there is no greater challenge than "to be in command of ones own time". Is it true that the ability to download anything, at any moment, constitutes freedom? Has the "value" of music, art and design been stripped bare? "I Google, therefore I am"... Touch Movements has been compiled over the course of three years. It is a response to many requests for Touch to publish a fuller account of Jon Wozencrofts photography for the cover art of the project. The book follows the music, which was compiled step-by-step, like a jigsaw; there was not an "open call" to the artists, rather a sequential development which gives the CD a special narrative quality. And since their last Touch 30 compilation in 2012 (TONE 033CD/LP), the accuracy of the music has grown and rises to the challenge of what sound can do to transform perceptions about the immediate emotion of musical work and its more difficult, longer term evolution. Following Halfway to White in 2015 (FOLIO 001BK), the Touch Folio series is a dedication to finding new ways of audiovisual publishing, somewhere between the twin peaks of a jewel-cased CD and a lavish box-set. The two elements of sound and the visual work in parallel to create the idea of an "Ear-book" whose interdependency reveals itself over time, and allows the richest of listening and viewing experiences. The music and the photography is fully annotated, alongside a rarely-seen manifesto by the surrealist film-maker Jan Svankmajer which celebrates the spirit of the creative act. Features: Mika Vainio, AER¸Bethan Kellough, Wire, Carl Michael Von Hausswolff, Chris Watson, Jana Winderen, Claire M Singer, Hildur Gudnadottir, Three 20, Philip Jeck, Simon Scott¸ Eleh, Russell Haswell, Heitor Alvelos, Johann Johannsson, Mark Van Hoen, Fennesz, Sohrab, Strafe FR, Jim ORourke, Situation Stabilised / BJ Nilsen, Peter Rehberg, and Oren Ambarchi. 79-minute CD; 76 pp book in full color. Art Direction, photography, text: Jon Wozencroft." - Touch.

Artist: YANOMAMOS
Title: Comes Alive
Format: LP
Label: Con DOr
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
"Grant Hart (Husker Du, Nova Mob) returns to his Yanomamos side project after 27 years! Jammed out psychedelic improvisations, riff damage with peaks and valleys galore. Drenched in a spaced out production. Recorded 2015-2017." - Con DOr.

Artist: ZOMBY
Title: Mercurys Rainbow
Format: Double LP
Label: Modern Love
Country: UK
Price: $29.00
"After nearly a decade in the making, Zomby finally dispatches Mercurys Rainbow, his astonishing and uniquely formulated dedication to Wileys series of Eskibeat releases, aka the cornerstone of grime. Originally recorded over an intense couple of weeks while suffering from circadian dysrhythmia, Mercurys Rainbow documents Zomby riffing on intricately hand-programmed arpeggios, using theories of color and its relation to the sonic chromatic spectrum -- the circle of fifths -- to place an expressively avant spin on the Wiley Kats sliding Triton squares and frozen, post-garage drum patterns. Rather than simply imitating Wileys foundational unit of grime currency, Zomby innovates with a structure of bewildering, modal styles, refracting 16 diamond-cut permutations according to a color-sound spectrum of tonalities. In the process he effectively loosens up and liquefies the Eski riddim, rendering its bones and sinew in varying states of reactive, physical deliquescence or GIF-like micro-organisms. For dancers and DJs, the fluid contours and viscous, displaced rhythmic anticipation of Mercurys Rainbow suggests myriad geometries for movement in-the-mix, and serves to single-handedly put to sleep a whole genre of also-ran, prosaic "future grime" through its methodical, inventively ground-up construction. While its difficult to say with certainty, if Mercurys Rainbow was issued at the same time it was created, it may have arguably altered the course of UK grime instrumentals in much the same way Wileys original template coined a whole new genre, essentially making it the last word in grime futurism, proper. Master and lacquer cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy; Limited edition vinyl." - Modern Love.

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