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Artist: R. HUNDRO
Title: 007 Town
Format: CD
Label: OSR
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"007 Town = Colin Whites second album as R. Hundro [check out the last one , Invisible On Report , here & here] . elec. guitar & bass , Yamaha drum machine , tiny Cube amp , & throat are his alchemical materials ... since the 2013 demise of the Blanche Blanche Blanche & Big French groups where he was ponying up the lead , Colins been kicking up a lot of dust between these Hundro tapes & the Exxo Riders , Jesus Jim & now Skyn Twynz groups . its hard to place this music , emanating as it is from somewhere deep in the wall behind & between a Trux poster , a cassette of Trey Lewds "Drop the Line" , fire extinguisher & door ... my prescription is to start w/ "Tracing the Game" / "Agents of String" & proceed radially , but then my clown college diploma never was signed , & I feel more two-dimensional than it , even , so tilted into microfiche by this 007 Town" - OSR.

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

Artist: R.O.T.
Title: Ceci Nest Plus Avioth
Format: One Sided LP
Label: Morc
Country: Belgium
Price: $20.00
"Since the start of this free-music collective in 1998, R.O.T. rogressively took the shape of a mainly acoustic big band introducing a lot of different analog sound sources (guitars, organs, wind instruments, percussion, objects, modified electronics, etc...). This record is perhaps R.O.T. at its most minimal. Ceci nest plus avioth is their first vinyl release since their well acclaimed LP on (k-raa-k)3 in 2006. The one-sided LP comes in a jacket silkscreened by Jelle Crama and is limited to 175 copies." -Morc. Last copies of this release from a year+ back.

Artist: R.O.T.
Title: Des Lands
Format: Lathe Cut 8"
Label: Morc
Country: Netherlands
Price: $14.00
"..freenoise allstar bigband r.o.t.. (feat. members of toss, dirk freenoise, soft cushions, moysk, vp broem, benjamin franklin, ysegrynus...)  - it was recorded live last august, at the afrika squat (which was closed by the police last week). if theres something like quiet noise, Rot comes pretty close... this record will definatly please fans of combos like ashtray navigations, avarus or sunroof." - Morc.

Artist: R.O.T.
Title: Rome
Format: Cass
Label: Veglia
Country: Belgium
Price: $6.50

Artist: R/S (PETER REHBERG/MARCUS SCHMICKLER)
Title: USA
Format: LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
"2011 release. Archival release documenting the 2009 USA tour of Peter Rehberg and Marcus Schmickler under the R/S moniker. Real time extreme music improvisations recorded at Lampo in Chicago and No Fun Fest in New York City. USA is the second full length release by the leading electronic music duo, follow up to their 2007 One (Snow Mud Rain) on Erstwhile Records. The LP is mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at D&M, in a limited edition of 500 copies, pressed on 140 gram vinyl and comes in a poly-lined inner sleeve. It is packaged in a pro-press color jacket which itself is housed in a silk screened PVC sleeve with artwork by Kathryn Politis and Bill Kouligas." -Pan

Artist: RAAJMAHAL
Title: Celandine
Format: Cass
Label: Digitalis
Country: USA
Price: $7.50
"Beautiful, ominous grit from members of NNCK, flower orgy, etc." -Digitalis Ltd.
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Artist: RAAJMAHAL
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Kelippah
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Its a mournful processional as guitar notes and gentle echo match the timbre of weeping voices. This is cast-your-body-on-the-casket shades of slobbery meditation, though the Eastern influence finds Raajmahal resembling the overcrowded Ganges rather than a stuff funeral plot. Youll bathe in it alongside floating bodies, as they wade in centuries of bones, flesh and sacrifice. I want to turn to ash with Raajmahal guiding me to eternal light" Justin Spicer, Tiny Mix Tapes. Edition of 300 in jackets silk screened by Phil Franklin and Christine Shields at Bright Spot Ink. Raajmahal is Carla Baker(Baba Yaga, Flower Orgy), Pat Murano(NNCK, Decimus) and Santa Wolanczyk(Flower Orgy).

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Artist: RAAJMAHAL
Title: Tishna
Format: Cass
Label: Sloow Tapes
Country: Belgium
Price: $8.00
"Two spaced-out tracks by Pat Murano (Decimus/NNCK) and Carla Baker (Baba Yaga/Flower Orgy), a trip beyond Cartesian dualism into dark waters of other-consciousness scented with Eastern spiritualism and quiet contemplation. Floating bodies of restrained guitar and ethereal vocal chants summon Apsaras bearing cups of psychedelic nectar. 100 copies." - Sloow Tapes.
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Artist: RABE, FOLKE
Title: What??
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"What?? is a focused and grounding work produced by Swedish composer Folke Rabe in 1967. From his interest in sound phenomena and harmonics Rabe was able to make one of the most deep, moving pieces of sustained sound generated in this formative era of minimalist electronic composition. Initially reissued on Dexters Cigar in 1997 and now available on Important with expanded packaging including archival materials furnished by the composer. Amplified infinity." - Important. "My interest in the makeup of various sound phenomena began many years ago. The basic physical preconditions were familiar to me, but I wanted to experience the components of the sound with my hearing. I attempted to hear into the different sounds in order to grasp the components that made them up. I experienced how the overtones in a tone sounding on the piano change slowly as they die away. I also attempted to grasp the brittle arpeggio of formants that arises when a vowel is slowly changed at a particular pitch. I also tried, as far as possible, to train my hearing to tease out the complex processes that occur at the origin of sound... About 85% of the material is made up of electronically generated tones, which however are never present in their static, original form. Each partial has been specially treated in itself, which can at times yield a very rich result. What?? was created in the late summer of 1967, and was realized by me in the electronic studio of the Swedish Radio. The piece was presented for the first time in the same year as part of a collective evening performance (Signery) in the Stockholm Radio Hall by Jan Bark, Bo Anders Persson and myself." - Folke Rabe.

Artist: RACCOO-OO-OON
Title: Behold Secret Kingdom
Format: CD
Label: Release The Bats
Country: Sweden
Price: $14.50
"Behold Secret Kingdom is the first proper fullength release from Iowa Citys Raccoo-oo-oon after several limited cd-r/tape/vinyl releases (including cd reissues on Time Lag and Release The Bats). The band spent the last year working with Behold Secret Kingdom, tremendous amounts of love and hard work has been put into this recording which now will be unleashed by Release The Bats! 8 new songs that takes the bands psychedelic and dynamic free-form punk from previous releases to new heights, this is definitely their most focused and perfected recording so far. Darker, denser and almost brutal at times, Behold Secret Kingdom is also the heaviest recording they have done. It only takes a few seconds into Black Branches and the mood is set for the rest of the album immediately. The stunning closer Tail At Prospect Peak could easiest be described as campfire-doom with its slow riffing, heavy use of percussion and chanted vocals (everything suddenly bursting out in a chaotic crescendo�?�). The trademark tribal-like drums is still present, as is the vocal drones and the furious saxophone swirls. Behold Secret Kingdom is a epic masterpiece, there is really no other way to describe it. Chaotic and all over the place, yet so beautiful. Puts earlier comparisons to bands like Excepter and Animal Collective to a shame! Recorded by Mike Dixon in Bloomington, IN. Full colour digipack with the bands now well-known amazing artwork."

Artist: RACCOO-OO-OON
Title: Is Night People
Format: CD
Label: Release The Bats
Country: Sweden
Price: $16.00
"Swirling sax-and-effects-heavy free-form punk from Iowa Citys Raccoo-oo-oon. Is Night People is their first magical recording, 7 organic rituals creating a majestic outlet of neverending energy. Beautiful cascades of manipulated vocals and layers of feedback melting together over sunny explosions of insane drumming. In the vein of Sun City Girls, Here Comes The Indian-era Animal Collective, Excepter etc. The cd comes in a letterpressed black Arigato Pak with gold ink made by Stumptown Printers and stunning art by Shawn Reed in the band." - Release The Bats.

Artist: RACCOO-OO-OON
Title: Mythos Folkways 5
Format: Cass
Label: Night People
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"Final installment in the Mythos Fokways series, recorded late summer 07 by Mike Dixon in Chicago, mastered by Pete Swanson, the companion piece to the epic final double LP on NNF/RTB. Dark drifting psych rock, circular and uplifting, guitars weave around atmospheric electronics and R. Garbes signature propulsive drumming. Late dead encrusted shrine rock for the end times. Art by Garbes/Reed." -Night People
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Artist: RACCOO-OO-OON
Title: Raccoo-oo-oon
Format: Double LP
Label: Not Not Fun
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"All things must come to pass, if you love something set it free, its better to burn out than fade away, blah blah blah. No platitude can mask the permanent bummer of a favorite band breaking up in their prime, and such is the case with Iowa Citys most untamed civic treasure, feral-psych foursome Raccoo-oo-oon, who decided to dissolve this year after nearly half a decade of radical and galvanizing activity (tapes, tours, t-shirts, etc). Fortunately theyre generous sorts, so their parting gift to the fans/haters/planet is a vicious, thorny wilderness of endless, nameless songs heaved across four fried sides of black vinyl. Crawl a mile in their shoes. As far as R.I.P. band statements go, this self-titled monster is tough to beat, by far the most ambitious slabs of sounds the RAC pack has ever put together. Doomed, desperate prog-rock flailings decay into hollow purgatories of dimly pulsing ambience, only to re-erupt into pissed percussion firestorms and experimental electricity. There are a few moments of Behold Secret Kingdom-style focus, but for the most part the mood remains raw and acidic, four souls on edge, backs to the crowd, channeling everything they have left inside. Its deconstruction time again. Nearly 80 minutes of music, mastered by Pete Swanson, housed in reinforced double LP jackets with Andy/Daren in repose photo artwork, plus a pro-printed 11x11 insert. Edition of 500." - Not Not Fun.

Artist: RACCOO-OO-OON
Title: The Cave Of Spirits Forever
Format: CD
Label: Time-Lag
Country: USA
Price: $14.50
"hot new real cd reissue of the cdr version that went instantly out of print last year... raccoo-oo-oon are one of those bands that can somehow shift between seemingly divergent genres, while the whole time keeping a sound very much their own. the disc launches with a speed blasted, noise fueled, psych/punk rocker, slides into nearly grooving free-jazz territory, then into a gorgeous, buzzing/floating/tinkling bliss mantra, and thats just the first 3 tracks. things continue unfolding from there, but the overall sound constantly slips back to the sort of mantric, damaged rock thud these guys are clearly fond of. a rather thrilling and quite great ride... remastered by pete swanson (yellow swans) for extra punch. packaged in a full color off-set printed tri-fold art paper cover, reproducing shawn reeds original eyeball frying art, inside and out. woven japanese innersleeves. limited edition of 1000 copies." - Time Lag.

Artist: RACE, THE
Title: Exiles
Format: LP
Label: St. Ives
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Exiles is meant to be an over-the-top experience sonically, lyrically and thematically, conjuring the desert, its dunes, mirages and holy mountains and the outsized personalities of the outlaws, searchers, escapists, wanderers, drifters, pariahs, prophets, misfits, mystics, miscreants and all the other sorry suckers whove called the dusty road home. As dark and serious as it may all sound it was a hell of a lot of fun to make and we hope an enjoyable listen. Exiles is available as a limited edition vinyl pressing of 220." -St. Ives

Artist: RADIGUE, ELIANE
Title: Adnos I-III
Format: Triple CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $37.00
"Eliane Radigues Adnos trilogy was composed between 1973 and 1980 and is among her finest compositions. Adnos is a deeply meditative work of infinite depth and sensitivity; one of the high points of modern minimal electronic composition. Packaged in a heavy duty 3CD jacket much like the recent Eleh releases and containing extensive archival materials." -Important.
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Artist: RADIGUE, ELIANE
Title: Biogenesis
Format: 3" CD
Label: Metamkine
Country: France
Price: $10.00
Part of the Cinema Pour LOreille series. Out of print, 1996 release. "Musique concrete realised in 1973. Digital mastering at Centre International de Recherche Musicale de Nice. First performed March 6th 1974 at Phill Niblocks in New York." - liner notes.

Artist: RADIGUE, ELIANE
Title: Feedback Works 1969-1970
Format: Double LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $31.00
2015 repress, with new cover art and gold gatefold sleeve. "Alga Marghen very proudly presents the complete documentation of Eliane Radigues sound installations from 1969-1970. These previously unpublished recordings include the broad tectonic vibrations of Omnht, the celestial voices of Usral, Stress Osakas massive chant, and the moving horizon in Vice-Versa, Etc... The works of the feedback period finally revealed! It is amazing that she could build such formidably organic sonic edifices in her home studio with the primitive machines given to her by Pierre Henry: three tape recorders, a mixing board, an amplifier, two loudspeakers and a microphone. Eliane previously worked for him at the Studio dEssai of the R.T.F. from 1955 to 1957, after having met Pierre Schaeffer almost by chance, who invited her to learn the techniques of musique concrète. Created 10 years after her Studio dEssai experience, the Feedback Works of Eliane Radigue immediately take a new direction from the explorations of musique concrète. Her adventure is intuitively going toward flux, toward contemplative stasis: a music of continuous sounds, of apparently simple structures, which permits the revelations and expansion of rich acoustic phenomena. It is as if her musical work was in some way a martial art, as if she meditated for 10 years before striking the first blow, with an impressive precision! First pressing of 400 copies also including a 16-page LP-size booklet with original photos, scores and liner notes as well as a second LP titled Vice-Versa, Etc..., originally a small handmade box, signed and numbered, realized as a multiple on the occasion of a show at Lara Vincys gallery in 1970, which contained a reel of magnetic tape and the instructions for use. It indicates that all playback speeds are possible, forward or backward, as well as any combination of two channels, on several recorders, ad libitum... This LP presents two versions done by Emmanuel Hoelterbach following the indications of Eliane Radigue to the letter, respecting her composition methods." - Alga Marghen.
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Artist: RADIGUE, ELIANE
Title: Feedback Works 1969-1970
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $30.00
"Alga Marghen very proudly presents a remastered version of the complete documentation of Eliane Radigue sound installations from 1969-1970, including the broad tectonic vibrations of "Omnht," the celestial voices of "Usral," the massive chant of "Stress Osaka," and more -- the works of this artists feedback period finally revealed. It is amazing that Radigue could build such formidably organic sonic edifices in her home studio with the primitive machines given to her by Pierre Henry: three tape recorders, a mixing board, an amplifier, two loudspeakers and a microphone. Eliane previously worked for Henry at the Studio dEssai of the R.T.F. from 1955 to 1957, after having met Pierre Schaeffer almost by chance, who invited her to learn the techniques of musique concrète. Created 10 years after her Studio dEssai experience, the feedback works of Eliane Radigue immediately take a new direction from the explorations of musique concrète. Her adventure intuitively goes towards flux, towards contemplative stasis -- a music of continuous sounds, of apparently simple structures, which permits the revelations and expansion of rich acoustic phenomena. It is as if her musical work was in some way a martial art -- as if she meditated for 10 years before striking the first blow, with impressive precision. This is the context in which Eliane composed "Omnht" in 1970 for the architectonic spaces of the visual artist Tania Mouraud titled "One More Night," presented at the Gallery of the Rive Gauche in Paris; "Usral" (the title comes from a phonetic compression of ultrasounds slowed-down, in French "ultra-sons ralentis") is one of the first works by Eliane Radigue to be given in public as a sound environment for a sculpture by Marc Halpern in the Salon des Artistes Décorateurs at the Grand Palais of Paris in 1969; "Stress-Osaka" was conceived when the artist was invited to create a sonic environment for the International Fair in Osaka in 1970. There is no doubt that Eliane Radigues vocabulary is based on observing and entering into dialog with the fundamental behavior of sounds: pulsing, beating, sustained, very light -- a subtle and delicate evolution. When she moved from feedback sounds to the ARP synthesizer, she naturally continued the same music, a continuity where the original use of feedback sounds stands out for its cruder and more savage inner character. One could say that somehow its the very texture of the sounds, which leads the form of her compositions. Edition of 300 copies. Includes a 16-page LP-size booklet with original photos, scores and liner notes." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: RADIGUE, ELIANE
Title: Jouet Electronique/Elemental I
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
"Alga Marghen proudly presents two sublime pieces by Eliane Radigue, Jouet Electronique (1967) for feedback on magnetic tape and Elemental I (1968) for feedback of natural sounds on magnetic tape. Both works, recorded at Pierre Henrys Studio Apsome in Paris, have not been published before. Between 1967 and 1968, Eliane Radigue was the assistant of Pierre Henry in his studio, mainly for the editing of LApocalypse de Jean. He also put her in charge of organizing his sound archive according to different criteria. It was endless work -- there were incredible sounds, a true sound library! Eliane Radigue really enjoyed doing this work, even if it took a long time. So, sometimes she decided to set the machines of the studio to do some little work on her own. Jouet Electronique and Elemental I were born this way as a kind of recreation during her time as a studio assistant. Working with feedback is something that Eliane Radigue learned through Pierre Henry. Do you remember Voyage? Theres that fluid part which is made of feedback constructed with a microphone. Everything had to be set at a precise distance from the loudspeakers because that is the specific problem with feedback -- you have to be at the right distance. Afterwards, these high tone recordings were slowed down in order to discover the deeper character of their color. This work with feedback was in the end quite limited and the composer preferred working with two reel tape machines to produce sounds. The first was set on the recording mode while the other was playing and it was the accidents happening in this phase that made the feedback richer. With some fine-tuning you could reach very beautiful results: low pulsations, very high-pitched sounds -- sometimes both at the same time -- or long sounds. All of these sounds could be slowed down or accelerated, which gave her a beautiful material to work with. With Jouet Electronique Eliane Radigue had a lot of fun, hence the title. As far as Elemental I is concerned, it was the first attempt at something which was very important to her based on the theme of the basic elements: water, fire, air and earth. Eliane had the chance to record in open air thanks to a small Stella Vox that Arman gave her in the beginning of the 1960s. At the time she was still living in Nice and every now and then she went for a walk to do some recordings of the sea, the wind, the rain, the fire -- Eliane Radigue continued this way to build her very minimal sound library, consisting of not more than ten reel tapes. This was the starting point and in 1968 she used these recordings for her work with two reel tape machines. First pressing limited to 300 copies, with a text by Emmanuel Holterbach and a photo portrait by Arman." -Alga Marghen.

Artist: RADIGUE, ELIANE
Title: Opus 17
Format: Double LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $47.00
Repressed. "Alga Marghen very proudly presents Opus 17, a major turning-point in the sonic oeuvre of Eliane Radigue. Finished in 1970, it was the last work composed with feedback materials. From that experimental period, Opus 17 preserves a plastic character: a music made of rough sonic phenomena, at once harsh and granular, possessing a quality of materiality and tactility. Its vibrations structure the air surrounding the listener with densities, thicknesses, indeed with palpable movement. Her compositions are frames which let us hear these phenomena, open frameworks from the sonic installations of her Endless Musics and here reinserted in the five scenes making up Opus 17. In 1970, in her studio of very rudimentary means, she developed a completely unique body of work centered on sounds produced by feedback. Opus 17 has the quality of showing off the sum of the achieved techniques and methods. Eliane Radigues music has never been rooted in ideas but in practice, the intimate experience of things in the wild which she has known how to tame. This dialog both intense and poetic which she keeps up with the solid matter of sound finds a remarkable concretization in Opus 17. It is to be underlined that with Opus 17 Eliane Radigue inaugurates a technique of composition which will be her footprint, her trademark: imperceptible transformations. For that she has developed a technique of meticulous mixings, based on the slow passage from one section to the next. Imperceptible all during the piece, we pass, ceaselessly and without noticing the changes, from one frequency flux to another. Time is suspended, smoothed out, stretched. It is this technique which Eliane Radigue will be essentially using for all the electronic works to come and which she will never cease to refine and render always more subtle. Opus 17 is the great panoramic voyage through material sound, its electronic phenomena detailed as if in a microscope. As Rhys Chatham recalls: "Eliane Radigue (...) had just moved to New York and had the idea of acquiring an analog modular synthesizer, which is why she worked at NYU in order to try out the possibilities of the Buchla 100 series which we had there. One day, while gossiping, she invited me to her loft, which was just on the corner. She had me listen to a piece composed in France; the piece called Opus 17. (...) What I heard changed to course of my life as a composer. (...) That piece, impressive source of inspiration, gave the impression of being in a grand cathedral, both for the sensation of immensity of being in such a large cathedral, as for the effect of being so close to God." Opus 17 was created at the artistic center of Verderonne on May 23, 1970, for the Fête en blanc (i.e. White Festival) organized by the visual artists Antoni Miralda, Joan Rabascall, Dorothée Selz and Jaume Xifra. Previously unreleased, Opus 17 is now issued on Alga Marghen in a first edition of 400 copies in a gatefold sleeve." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: RADIGUE, ELIANE
Title: Songs of Milarepa
Format: Double CD
Label: Lovely Music
Country: USA
Price: $27.00
"Double CD of all 5 of Radigues songs in tribute to the Tibetan saint and poet from the eleventh century. Two of the tracks date from an 1983 LP (Radigues first release), 2 are previously unreleased and the final 62-minute track was previously issued as a sole CD in 1987. The material is performed by Radigue (synthesizer & recording), Robert Ashley (English voice) & Lama Kunga Rinpoche (Tibetan voice). Radigue was born in France and has studied under Pierre Shaeffer and Pierre Henry; her musical has an extremely organic and mystical electronics vibe." - Lovely Music.

Artist: RADIGUE, ELIANE
Title: Transamorem - Transmortem
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Transamorem - Transmortem was premiered on March 9, 1974 at The Kitchen in NYC, where the music programmer at the time was Rhys Chatham - this was right before his guitar phase. During this period, Transamorem - Transmortem was presented along with other compositions by Eliane Radigue in a linear mode of listening, although the piece had originally been conceived, during its composition, as a sound installation. Of course, both modes of listening are possible, and each works marvelously in its own way." - Important.
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Artist: RADIGUE, ELIANE
Title: Trilogie de la Mort
Format: Triple CD
Label: XI
Country: USA
Price: $30.00
1998 release. “Voted one of 1998s top 15 Records of the Year in Modern Composition by the writers and critics of The Wire, Trilogie de la Mort is a work in three parts for anolog Arp synthesizer. The first third of the work, Kyema, is inspired by The Tibetan Book of the Dead and invokes the six intermediate states that constitute the existential continuity of the being. Kailasha, the second chapter, is structured on an imaginary pilgrimage around Mt. Kailash, one of the most sacred mountains in the Himalayas. Koumé makes up the last part of the trilogy and emphasizes the transcendence of death.” - XI.

Artist: RADIGUE, ELIANE
Title: Triologie de la Mort
Format: Triple CD
Label: XI
Country: USA
Price: $30.00
Classic 1998 release, restocked. "Trilogie de la Mort is a work in three parts. The first, Kyema, was originally released by XI in 1992. The 2nd and 3rd parts,Kailasha and Koumé are being released for the first time and the trilogy now makes its debut as a whole [this 3CD set is being sold for the cost of 2 CDs to make up for the prior availability Kyema]. Kyema is inspired by the texts of Bardo-Thodol (The Tibetan Book of the Dead). This work evokes the six intermediate states which constitute the existential continuity of the being. Radigues Kyema explores electronically the full range of existence, going beyond death and back into the exuberance of physical life, expanding the musical consciousness of the uninitiated, leading one in a cyclical voyage through a myriad of tones, drones, and warbles where the end is only the beginning. -- Neil Strauss. Kailasha, the second chapter in the work, is structured on an imaginary pilgrimage around Mt. Kailash, one of the most sacred mountains in the Himalayas; considered as a path to other spheres of existence. Koumé makes up the last part of the trilogy and emphasizes the transcendence of death. It is the descent to the deepest, where the spark of life is. There, Death is born. Death becomes birth. Activity re-beginning. Eternity, a perpetual becoming." -XI.

Artist: RADIGUE, ELIANE
Title: Triptych
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
2009 release. "Back to music after three years of silence... On the suggestion of Robert Ashley, Douglas Dunn commissioned this piece from Éliane Radigue for choreography. Only the first part of Triptych was staged at the premiere at the Dancehall/Theatre of Nancy on February 27 1978. Recorded in the composers studio in Paris. After the premiere of Adnos I (IMPREC 028CD) in San Francisco in 1974, a group of French students introduced Éliane Radigue to Tibetan Buddhism. When she returned to Paris, she began to explore this spirituality in depth, which slowed her musical production up until 1978. Triptych marks her return to composition, and draws its inspiration from the spirit of the fundamental elements, water, air, fire, earth... Éliane Radigue likes to add that this has often been useful to her in her moments of research and transitions. This three-part composition, with its great humility and contemplative simplicity, heralded a new period of work and was the first in a series of masterpieces inspired by Tibetan Buddhism: Adnos II (1980); Adnos III (1981) [both included on IMPREC 028CD]; Songs of Milarepa (1983), with the voices of Lama Kunga Rinpoche and Robert Ashley; Jetsun Mila (1986); as well as the Triologie de la Mort (XI 119CD): Kyema (1988), Kailasha (1991), and Koumé (1993). Archival images included in the accompanying booklet." - Manu Holterbach.

Artist: RADIGUE, ELIANE
Title: Vice-Versa, Etc...
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
"Alga Marghen very proudly presents a remastered version of Vice-Versa, Etc..., an LP originally included in the first 400 copies of Eliane Radigues Feedback Works 2LP. Vice-Versa, Etc... was originally a small handmade box, signed and numbered and released on the occasion of a show at Lara Vincys gallery in 1970. The box contained a reel of magnetic tape and the instructions for use. It indicates that all playback speeds are possible, forward or backward, as well as any combination of two channels, on several recorders, ad libitum. This LP presents two versions done by Emmanuel Hoelterbach following the indications of Eliane Radigue to the letter, respecting her composition methods. There is no doubt that Eliane Radigues vocabulary is based on observing and entering into dialog with the fundamental behavior of sounds: pulsing, beating, sustained, very light, a subtle and delicate evolution. When she moved from feedback sounds to the ARP synthesizer, she naturally continued the same music -- a continuity where the original use of feedback sounds stands out for its cruder and more savage inner character. One could say that somehow its the very texture of the sounds, which leads the form of her compositions. At the same time, this approach favors an intense sensuality in the listening. This edition limited to 300 copies includes an insert with liner notes." - Alga Marghen.
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Artist: RADIGUE, ELIANE
Title: Vice-Versa, Etc...
Format: Double CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Includes liner notes & archival photographs. 1970 was an important year in Eliane Radigues musical life since it was the year just before she acquired her ARP 2500 synthesizer. Since 1967, she had been using the feedback as a material; feedback from two tape recorders reworked through intensive studio techniques: slowing down, alteration, superimposition, montage. In 1970, the last year she dedicated to feedback, several milestone pieces saw the light of day: Omnht, a wonderful sound installation for three out-of-phase tape loops and wall-mounted loudspeakers; the theoretical setting ofLabyrinthe Sonore (eventually premiered at Mills College in 1998 in collaboration with Pauline Oliveros, Maggie Payne and William Winant, amongst others);Opus 17, one of her first compositions in fixed duration (according to Rhys Chatham, a decisive piece that would change his own compositional career); andVice-Versa, etc..., which appears to be her very last feedback loop composition. Vice-Versa, etc... was conceived as a sound installation setting similar toS=a=b=a+b. A single magnetic tape can be played at any speed, a stereo tape of which allows three playings: left channel alone, right channel alone, left and right channels together. These different channels can be overlapped/crossed over as much as possible, at any speed. Thus the piece reveals itself in its whole dimension, its infinite grace. In its content, the piece is the most minimal that Eliane Radigue has ever composed. Feedback is horizontally sustained, time is suspended, vibrating with organic and subtle pulsations. The fastest playthrough, in just 242", weaves a graceful continuum of uncanny depth, somewhere between the sonority of feedback and a glass harmonica. Played slowly, at 1341", it takes us into an universe of low frequency vibrations felt as much by the guts, the ribcage and the whole body as by the eardrum: the signature sound of Eliane Radigue. Between these two extremes, many delicate shadings/variations appear simply through speed modulation. What is striking about this work, which may arguably be one of Radigues most important compositions, is the extraordinary quality of the tones obtained from such a rudimentary material. It is hard to believe that the composer was yet to begin working on her ARP, since the sonorities heard on Vice-Versa, etc... are surprisingly similar to those she would go on to produce with her synthesizer. Vice-Versa, etc... is a minimal work which possesses an infinity of possible variations, a secret object containing the seeds of the oeuvre to come, and a discreet turning point linking the composers two important working phases, an extremely subtle cross-fade between her feedback loop period to her ARP period. Originally, only ten signed and numbered copies of this little boxset containing a magnetic tape and a handwritten note were released -- needless to say this is a work that has been nearly forgotten! We have decided to reissue this object as a double CD, with the tape played respectively forwards and backwards, at four different speeds, corresponding to the standards of the tape recorders of the time. This will allow dedicated listeners to experiment with simultaneous playback of the works different versions, recreating the conditions of the original installation. For lazier listeners, a simple playthrough provides complete satisfaction, a listening experience that loses itself in the ineffable and discreet beauty of these four variations." - Important.
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Artist: RADIGUE/PAULINE OLIVEROS/YOSHI WADA/SUN CIRCLE, ELIANE
Title: Attention Patterns
Format: Double LP/Book
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $36.00
"Attention Patterns is a 2 LP set featuring new and archival compositions by Pauline Oliveros, Eliane Radigue, Yoshi Wada and Sun Circle, as well as a 48-page booklet containing interviews with the composers and related texts. This release brings together composers with shared affinities for long, slowly unfolding durations and unconventional, harmonic approaches to tuning. Each has contributed a full LP side to the compilation. Edition of 600. Pauline Oliveros Horse Sings from Cloud (Encore) is a live performance from 1977 that finds her at her most distilled, performing alone with her justly tuned accordion and voice. Eliane Radigues electronic work Biogenesis, from 1973, uses her ARP synthesizer and recordings of human heartbeats as its main constituents and is the only piece included on the LPs that has been previously released. Sound artist and instrument builder, Yoshi Wada, appears with Reed Modulations, a new work for harmonium, audio generators and bagpipe, made in collaboration with his son, Tashi Wada. Greg Davis and Zach Wallace, better known as Sun Circle, have contributed For Yoshi Wada, an ecstatic and fitting tribute with its oddly tuned free reed drones and percussion. The accompanying booklet includes several of Oliveros Sonic Meditations -- verbal scores that formed the basis for her concept of Deep Listening -- and interviews with Radigue, Wada, and Sun Circle, as well as an in-depth article on collaborating with Radigue by cellist Charles Curtis. Attention Patterns was compiled by Che Chen (whose other outings as anthologist have included the no longer extant, O Sirhan, O Sirhan, a zine that counted Henry Flynt, Bruce McClure, Sir Richard Bishop, Sublime Frequencies, Jessica Rylan, Animal Collective, Deerhoof, Jorge Boehringer and others among its featured) and is a co-release between his new imprint, Black Pollen Press, and Important Records. Two LPs, 48-page booklet, letter-pressed sleeves." - Important.
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Artist: RADIO NEPAL
Title: Volume 1
Format: CDR
Label: Hanson
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"Three CDs worth of shortwave radio recordings I compiled while in Nepal last year. Includes everything...Static, Nepali radio ads, Nepali folk, Bollywood hits, Elvis, Billy Joel, Nepali IDOL!!, horrible dance music, and tons of other randomness..oh and TONS of shortwave static!" - Aaron Dilloway.
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Artist: RADIO PEOPLE
Title: Hazel
Format: LP
Label: Mexican Summer
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Slowly drifting over the horizon, into the realms of Mexican Summer, comes Radio People. The return of Cleveland, Ohio man Sam Goldbergs cosmic synthesizer project is cause for fanfare of the most blissful kind – his music is, after all, a beautiful, hovering behemoth worthy of celebration.  Since 2007 Goldberg has become renowned for his slew of highly collectable cassettes, CDRs and VHS on such labels as the Emeralds-curated Wagon and Gneiss Things, Weird Forest, 905 Tapes, Catholic Tapes and Tusco/Embassy, while also finding the time to found his own prolific imprint Pizza Night. Radio People appeared in 2009, producing a similar cascade of material, with Digitalis Records carefully gathering a selection and committing them to vinyl a year later. Mexican Summer is proud to contribute to this legacy with his new album Hazel, a collection of dream-like soundscapes, billowing clouds of synthesizers cut with poignant razor drones, expansive sweeping melodies and suspended harmonies. When brought out of reverie, Radio People pushes ever onward with Italo and Kosmische pulses, concise percussion and sombre vocals, but when left for a while it is always happy to melt back into music for drooping eyelids and swollen hearts. Intergalactic drama at its best and most essential. 750 pressed." - Mexican Summer

Artist: RADIO PEOPLE
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Digitalis
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Limited to 500 copies only. Radio People is a project from Ohio-stalwart Sam Goldberg. After a handful of solo releases under his own name on Weird Forest, 905 Tapes and the Emeralds-run Wagon & Gneiss Things labels, he debuted Radio People on an ultra-limited self-titled cassette on his own Pizza Night imprint. At that point, there was no way back and the only move was to push forward with this cosmic beast. Two more short-run tapes followed and it was clear that this new chemically-imbalanced synthesizer project wasnt just a quick hit one-off. Radio People is here to stay. On this, his debut vinyl effort, Goldberg has compiled the best elements of those three, long-gone cassettes. This Dubplates & Mastering-cut slab of wax is the strongest statement Goldberg has made, proving his talent lies far beyond ambient soundscapes and well into the world of pop-infused synthesizer chaos and Kraut-inspired composition. Major hooks sit alongside dense planetary drones. Goldberg pairs rivers of polysynth tracery with deep shards of droning organs, minimal live percussion and a whole host of drum machine backbone. This really is the best of both worlds. Melodies suck you in, beats get your head bobbing and then youre sucked down a complex tonal wormhole of introspective loops and ambient synthscapes. Pop song frameworks nestle themselves neatly beside somber soundscapes, sometimes jumping back and forth in the same track. Barely-there vocals foil the stasis, leaving the listener guessing and wondering if theres a ghost in the mix. Radio Peoples embracing of simple Kraut rhythms to underscore the catchy, kosmische wanderings give this music an accessibility not present in much of Goldbergs previous work. It crosses boundaries and comes back and shows still-untapped wells of talent and ideas in Goldbergs bag of tricks." - Digitalis.
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Artist: RADIO SHACK/RADIO SHOCK
Title: Split
Format: 7"
Label: Roger/Breathmint/Carbon/Ignivimous/Sunship
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"...this release includes a side of lo-fi electronics/noise and a side of one-man band driven rock/dance-party! packaged in a RadioShack-modified bag." - Breathmint. "a joint release with such other prestigious labels as Breathmint, Ignivomous, Sunship, and Carbon Records! RADIO SHACK is a pair of robots, rumored to have been built by members of ORTHO, who make electronic glitch soundscrapes. RADIO SHOCK is the one-man disco/no-wave band of M.P.Lockwood of COCK ROBOT." - Roger Records.

Artist: RADIO/GUITAR (BARBARA ESS AND PEGGY AWESH)
Title: Radio Guitar
Format: CD
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $12.50
"RADIO GUITAR is nine tracks of fantastic music and noise utilizing radio sound and electric guitar as realized by Peggy Ahwesh and Barbara Ess respectively. Filmmaker Peggy Ahwesh came of age in the 1970s with feminist politics and the experimental film underground. She started working with Super-8 film in her teens and went on to make feature films, including Splice This (1999) and Girls Beware (1997). Barbara Ess has been performing music in NYC since the 1970s w/ such famed no-wave groups as The Static and Daily Life as well as The Glenn Branca Ensemble and Y Pants, a trio of women playing music on toy instruments. Most recently she has been a member of Ultra Vulva. She has also worked as a publisher of Just Another Asshole - a series of anthologies of artists works in various formats." - Ecstatic Peace.

Artist: RADIO/GUITAR (BARBARA ESS AND PEGGY AWESH)
Title: Thrum
Format: LP
Label: Table Of The Elements
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Latest in Table of the Elements 10th anniversary Lanthanides series of single-sided, silkscreened LPs: Radio/Guitar is fantastic music and noise utilizing radio sound and electric guitar as realized by artists Peggy Ahwesh and Barbara Ess respectively. Filmmaker Peggy Ahwesh came of age in the 1970s with feminist politics and the experimental film underground. She started working with Super-8 film in her teens and went on to make feature films, including Splice This (1999) and Girls Beware (1997). Her work has recently been shown at Rotterdam, Osnabrook, and The New York Film Festival. She is a recipient of the Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, the NYSCA Film Production Grant, Jerome Foundation Grant and a grant from Art Matters, Inc. She is presently teaching at Bard College. Barbara Ess has been performing music in NYC since the 1970s w/ such famed no-wave groups as The Static and Daily Life as well as ensembles led by Glenn Branca and Rhys Chatham, and Y Pants, a trio of women playing music on toy instruments. Most recently she has been a member of Ultra Vulva. She has also worked as a publisher of Just Another Asshole -- a series of anthologies of artists works in various formats. She concurrently works as a visual artist making and showing large-scale photographs. A book of her photo work, I Am Not This Body, has been published by Aperture to resounding critical acclaim. This exquisite, limited-edition disk is only their second release." - Table Of The Elements.
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Artist: RADIOMOBEL
Title: Tramsebox
Format: LP
Label: Papaaver
Country: Belgium
Price: $20.00
“First vinyl reissue of this Swedish psych treasure. Captured on tape with two microphones deep down in a basement in the university town of Lund, the eight songs that make up Tramseböx are full of crude DIY-charm. The album was privately released on Chockskivor in 1976 on a couple of hundred copies and has become a collectors item ever since, on occasion demanding up to $1000. Listening to it, its easy to understand why those who have heard it love it so much. Although the band sound very young and inexperienced, somehow they manage to create an eerie atmosphere that works really well. The best tracks on this largely instrumental LP are downer psychedelia with jammy parts and some progressive moves added for good measure. The live recording - with vocals added afterwards in a professional studio - fits the vibes perfectly and only enhances the experience. While Tramseböx is difficult to compare to other albums, most people will hear traces of Swedish, American and German underground rock. The bastard child of Träd, Gräs och Stenar, Bent Wind and Grave? Limited to 350 copies, remastered from the original tapes for ultimate clarity, infosheet with photos from the bands archive and liner notes by Patrick Lundborg.” - Papaaver.

Artist: RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP
Title: The Seasons
Format: LP
Label: Trunk
Country: UK
Price: $20.00
"At long last the rarest and most peculiar of all Radiophonic Workshop albums is available. Originally issued in 1969, The Seasons has become almost mythical over the last few years. With its mix of unexpected electronics, percussion, tape manipulation and austere poetry, it sounds like no other. The Seasons has also become a major influence on bands such as Broadcast and a key reference in the development of Ghost Box and the whole "hauntology" soundscape. It is seen and heard very much now as an important and lost classic. And after over one year of detective work and rights investigation (which is a lot in this modern world of instant communication), this impressive, strange and wholly unique album is seeing the light of day once again. Originally made as part of the BBCs Drama Workshop broadcasts, this album was meant for educational purposes. Coming in the later period of what is commonly known and remembered as "Music and Movement" or "Movement and Mime Classes," the album was issued briefly as a teaching aid for the modern thinking 1960s classroom. The idea was to play the album and get the school children to dance, improvise, think and create to the sounds and words. The music was originated by one of the early pioneering Radiophonic musicians, David Cain. Very little of his music has ever been made available (except on the classic BBC "pink" album) but to some followers of early British electronics, he is the forgotten master. And for this release he has been interviewed by Julian House (The Focus Group) with a fascinating Q&A, which will appear in the new sleevenotes. As for the poet Ronald Duncan, he is now deceased, but had an interesting and inspired life. A born pacifist, he famously wrote the libretto for Brittens opera The Rape Of Lucretia, wrote the script for Girl On A Motorcycle, and started the English Stage Company at the Royal Court Theatre. His poetry was published by Faber And Faber by T.S. Eliot, who became a friend. Duncans 16 featured poems were specially written in 1969 just for this project. The album sold in tiny quantities when it came out and was quickly deleted by the BBC. Even the BBC Archive doesnt have a copy. In fact the albums scarcity has only added to its mythical status. A handful of originals started appearing in bargain bins throughout the mid-1990s, and as interest in British electronics and the Radiophonic Workshop started to grow, the albums reputation began to gain a little momentum. The album rarely surfaces, but Jonny Trunk and fellow collector Martin Green found three copies at back in about 1998, one of which was passed on to Jarvis Cocker. This limited edition LP comes with the original 1969 BBC sleeve and an insert of all the poetry. Also worth noting is that this album has been remastered from the original Radiophonic Workshop tapes." - Trunk.

Artist: RADOVANOVIC, VLADAN
Title: Phonoverse: Electroacoustic Music
Format: Triple LP
Label: God
Country: Austria
Price: $43.00
"Composer Vladan Radovanovic is one of the leading figures in Serbian and ex-Yugoslav avant-garde art. In addition to his musical work, his creative domain includes painting, literature, new media, and polymedia synthesis. His research focuses on the vocovisual, projectism, tactile art, polymedia, body action, tape music, electronic music, computer music, and computer graphics. The central position in his creative poetics is reserved for art synthesis. This triple-LP set collects the entire opus of his electroacoustic works from between 1960 and 1993, many of which are long out-of-print and many of which have never before been available on vinyl. Phonoverse is the perfect opportunity to rediscover some of the most brilliant works from the founder of Radio Belgrade Electronic Studio." - God.

Artist: RADULESCU, HORATIU
Title: Clepsydra
Format: LP
Label: Edition Rz
Country: Germany
Price: $24.00
"1990 release. Two 22+ minute works by this Romanian composer. ("Clepsydra" for 16 sound icons [a grand piano laying vertically on its side, with the strings played by bowing]) & ("Astray" for 6 saxophones and sound icon). "Clepsydra" is a massive, rumbling work of outstanding darkness, and needs to be heard." -Edition Rz.

Artist: RAGAB AND THE CAIRO JAZZ BAND, SALAH
Title: A Tribute to Sun Ra/Latino in Cairo
Format: 7"
Label: Art Yard
Country: UK
Price: $16.00
“Limited edition heavyweight vinyl pressing. 45 rpm. Recorded in Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt in the early 70s. On side A: "A Tribute to Sun Ra" -- Salah Ragab (conducting, piano, drums, congas); Zaky Osman (trumpet, flute); Mohammad Abdou (trumpet); Ibrahim Wagdy (trumpet); Khalifa El Samman (trumpet); Mahmoud Ayoub (trombone); Sadeek Basyouny (trombone); El Saied El Aydy (alto sax); Farouk El Sayed (alto sax); Saied Salama (tenor sax); Fathy Abdel Salam (tenor sax); Reckardo Kready (piano); Sayed Sharkawy (drums); Moohy El Din Osman (bass); Sayed Ramadan (bongos). On side B: "Latino in Cairo" -- Salah Ragab (conducting, piano, drums, congas); Zaky Osman (flute); El Saied El Aydy (alto sax); Sayed Sharkawy (drums); Moohy El Din Osman (bass); Sayed Ramadan (bongos).” - Art Yard.

Artist: RAGAB AND THE CAIRO JAZZ BAND, SALAH
Title: Egypt Strut/Kahn El-Khaleely
Format: 7"
Label: Art Yard
Country: UK
Price: $16.00
"Salah Ragab formed The Cairo Jazz Band, Egypts first jazz big band, in 1968. Ragab had studied with Osman Kareem, with whom he formed the first jazz quintet in Cairo in 1963, and would go on to accompany Sun Ra on a European tour in 1984. On these recordings, made in Heliopolis, Egypt, between 1968 and 1973, The Cairo Jazz Band features some of the best musicians in Egypt, including Zaky Osman (trumpet), Saied Salama (tenor sax), and Alaa Mostafa (piano), along with four other saxophones, three other trumpets, four trombones, bass, drums, percussion, and various other oriental instruments." - Art Yard.

Artist: RAGAB AND THE CAIRO JAZZ BAND, SALAH
Title: Egyptian Jazz (Deluxe Edition)
Format: LP
Label: KS Art Yard Series
Country: Netherlands
Price: $25.00
"The KS Art Yard series is a collaboration between Kindred Spirits and Art Yard, presenting high-quality collectors editions of these classic records. Salah Ragab formed the first jazz big band in Egypt (The Cairo Jazz Band) in 1968. He was also the leader of the Military Music Departments in Heliopolis and some of the best musicians in Egypt of that time were members of the band such as Zaki Osman (trumpet), Saied Salama (tenor sax), Khamis El ‐Kholy, (piano) and Ala Mostafa (piano). On this recording, the band consists of five saxophones, four trumpets, four trombones, piano, bass, drums, percussion and other exotic instruments. Salah Ragab accompanied the great band leader and composer Sun Ra on a tour in Egypt, Greece, France and Spain in 1984. He also studied jazz theories and improvisation with the jazz musician and composer from Kansas City Osman Kareem, with whom he formed the first jazz quintet in Cairo in 1963, recording with the Radio Service of Cairo. These recordings present Salah Ragab And The Cairo Jazz Bands definitive work, recorded in Heliopolis, Egypt between 1968 and 1973. The definitive work corresponds to the cross‐over of musical styles at the time of the recording, which were produced 6,000 miles away across the Mediterranean and Atlantic in New York with releases on Moodsville by Yusef Lateef and RCA by Ahmud Abdul‐Malik. Egyptian Jazz represents The Cairo Jazz Band responding to the American jazz scene of the 60s and 70s with influences from Mongo Santamaria to Randy Weston and Sun Ra. Pressed on 180 gram vinyl, limited to 500 copies. Housed in a rigid cardboard sleeve featuring a printed inner sleeve with pictures." -KS Art Yard Series
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Artist: RAGAB AND THE CAIRO JAZZ BAND, SALAH
Title: Present Egyptian Jazz: Ramadan In Space Time
Format: CD
Label: Art Yard
Country: UK
Price: $21.00
"Salah Ragab formed the first jazz big band in Egypt (The Cairo Jazz Band) in 1968, he was also the leader of the Military Music Departments in Heliopolis. Some of the best musicians in Egypt of that time were members of the band such as Zaki Osman (trumpet), Saied Salama (tenor sax), Khamis El -Kholy (piano), Ala Mostafa (piano). On this recording, The Band consists of five saxophones, four trumpets, four trombones, piano, bass, drums and percussion. This record represents The Cairo Jazz Band responding to the American jazz scene of the 60s and 70s with influences from Mongo Santamaria to Randy Weston and Sun Ra. These tracks were first presented by The Ministry Of Culture in Cairo as a Prism Music Production and released with an additional disk by the composer Soliman Gamil. This release marks the first time Salah Ragab and The Cairo Jazz Bands definitive works are presented to the West." - Art Yard.
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Artist: RAGAB, SALAH
Title: Unreleased Egyptian Jazz
Format: Double 7"
Label: Jazzman
Country: UK
Price: $31.00
"The name Salah Ragab was best known to jazz fans and record collectors by way of another LP that was recorded with Sun Ra in the early 70s. His album Prism Music Unit with the Cairo Jazz Band was released in Egypt with another by the Cairo Free Jazz Ensemble, but perhaps only Salah himself knew of the other songs he had recorded at the time that didnt make it onto these LPs. Entombed within a hand-printed, hand-made pyramid-shaped box, this is the first time in 40 years that these recordings have come to light." -Jazzman.

Artist: RAGLANI
Title: Husk
Format: Double LP
Label: Arbor
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
"Husk, a career-spanning double-LP retrospective marking Raglanis "early period" (2004-2009), is both the artists "Best-of" collection*, as well as a document of a personal orientation within the canon of electronic music. As a devoted student of E.M. history and synthesis techniques, Joseph Raglani has spent the past decade in his St. Louis studio consuming and refiguring. While highly-informed, these tracks avoid simple derivation, the traces of influence are not easily decipherable; the common descriptors fall away. The sonic legacies orbiting the INA GRM axis cross paths with pop sensibilities more akin to the sensuous pulse of New Order. Raglani mines the expressiveness of this fertile boundary space. The compositions on Husk are dense featuring a palette of analog and digital electronic instruments as well as guitar, voice, pedal steel, organ, melodica. Disparate elements find a way to resonate to maximum emotive effect. The sonic energies are not bound to their sources, but are rather utilized for their ability to express.
One fourth of the material is available here for the first time; the remainder from private-press and small run releases has been remixed by Raglani and re-mastered by Greg Davis for presentation in this collection. Husk is Raglanis second mass-market release following his 2008 CD Of Sirens Born released on Kranky Records. Artwork by Robert Beatty (Three Legged Race / Hair Police / Resonant Hole). In an edition of 500 copies with printed inner-sleeves." - Arbor.

*Featuring tracks from the following releases:
Pastiche Electronic (Pegasus Farms CS, 2008)
May Tour 2009 Split With Steve Hauschildt (Pegasus Farms CD-R, 2009)
Oneism (IDES CS, 2007)
Empire Trilogy (No Label/Artists Edition, 2008)
Classically Sprained (Arbor CS, 2009)
Vanity Well (Chondritic Sound CS, 2009)
Raglani & Scenic Railroards (Gameboy / Pegasus Farms CD, 2005)

Artist: RAGLANI
Title: Real Colors of the Physical World
Format: LP + 7"
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $24.00
"Real Colors of the Physical World is a title whose parameters of reference may at first seem obvious, but a moments consideration renders it strange. The physical world, as opposed to the phenomenal, is, as we are able to suppose through the insights of science, an invisible place, if it is even enough to count as a place. What, then, are the qualities being named here? By way of an answer, it is worth recalling that musique concrète has not only an historical but a conceptual priority over kosmiche musik. The concrete in the cosmic: electronic music concerned itself from the beginning with getting past the emotional, historical, and religious themes that had defined traditional composition in order to head straight into the very matter of sound. For the concrete composers, this meant literal experimentation, stretching, analyzing, and recombining the properties and limits of auditory material and its perception. The kosmiche musicians conserved those approaches through metaphor as much as technique. The continuity between them involves a vocabulary of fundamental concerns: space, time, shapes, speed. Electronic music arguably allowed for music to become actively self-reflexive, even ontological, for the first time. Its natural epic form has always been the cosmogony. The kosmiche focus on space travel and cybernetic futures has its roots in the earlier electro-acoustic renderings of a universe whose deepest origins are electrical and sonic. Two tacit, convergent metaphors structure the conceptual explorations of both approaches: that "electronic composition" accurately describes the activity of the human nervous system; and that cosmic evolution may be legitimately qualified as an act of modular synthesis. But much electronic music today has lost sight of the ambition to map that convergence, giving way instead to an emphasis on superficial prettiness, period nostalgia, the merely pleasant stupor of the new age; or else to a vacuous static of technical fiddling. Raglani has never abandoned the grand vision that distinguished his ancestors, and this is his most determinedly comprehensive piece of work. It revisits the promise in the electronic synthesis of sound, implicit from its beginning, to construct a plastic image of the imperceptible dynamics beneath the surface of the world. This is a drama realized at constantly telescoping scales, in all directions. If the disintegration of a divine voice into the skittering communications of machines, or the transformation of a densely alien jungle into the promise of personal redemption, can count as objects of experience, they can do so only here, through the condensation of sound. But this hectic, exotically diffuse rendering has more in common with the world as we know it than does the placid stability of actual things; inner life has its own geometry, its own physics. The cosmic in the concrete: real colors remain within. Raglani has been making electronic music since he saw Otomo Yoshihide perform while under the influence of severe fever. This is his first full length album under his own name since 2006s Of Sirens Born. LP comes with a bonus 7". Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker." -Editions Mego.

Artist: RAGLANI
Title: Web Of Light
Format: LP
Label: Kvist
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Raglanis use of analogue electronics is tied to traditional Krautrock by a thread of dark romanticism extending, in Germany, back to the work of Caspar David Friedrich. Epic and tumultuous landscapes as images of psychic space; hazardous journeys through awesome and forbidding worlds; the hair-blown viewer looking down onto incredible canyons The entire extended metaphor of Friedrichs work, linking the arc of a spiritual journey to the beautiful and tumultuous work of nature, is conserved in the work of the kosmische school. Raglanis relationship with the music of Schulze or Fricke is not retrospective, but contemporary. The musical commonalities proceed from a shared commitment to the elaboration of exotic musical spaces, pursued chiefly through melody, adorned by figurative electronic flourishes and concrète motifs. What is missed in alot of drone and noise is the ability of the sound to paint a scene; too often, were presented with a blandly ecstatic wash of lo-fi murk, more stoned than psychedelic. Raglani avoids these generic limitations by engaging more directly with the tradition to which his peers owe, arguably, the most considerable debt. What he deepens in that tradition is in the abstraction and development of themes spreading out the narrative through textural variation, rather than driving ever forward through arpeggios and circular rhythms. If Raglani avoids the ascending freakouts of early kosmische music, however, it is because everyday life today is freaked out enough on its own. What is needed, rather, are sounds that can address our already-piqued uncertainty by involving it in a story it might recognize as its own. So there is little here, also, to tether Raglani to the generic vibrations of noise and drone, though he uses some of the machines that make them; instead of any massive simultaneous display, secrets are revealed gradually and cumulatively. Raglanis voice may sound familiar at first, and there is no doubting its context and sources, but the events described by his music trickle out in shapes, and at a pace, uniquely his. The scenes he composes, surreal but distinct, have all the luster of real paint." Mike Ferrer.

Artist: RAGLANI/OUTER SPACE
Title: Split
Format: LP
Label: Nihilist
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"An incredible journey into the inner-space of analog synthesis. Soothing, pleasant, hypnotic and manic are thoughts of the day. This cosmic oozing mess of layered sequencers as swirling syrupy frequencies come raining down. Raglani serves up some sickly sweet synthy songs and Outer Space forge a thick gooey side long track of psychedelic electronic mind muck. John is in another band called Emeralds. Guest appearance by C.Spencer Yeh on Raglanis Heart Of Glass adding a slice of nice on the violin. Artwork and layout by Jeremy Kannapell. Edition of 500 copies in pro-press full color jackets and insert. For fans of early Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk & Nik Pascal." - Nihilist.

Artist: RAHDUNES
Title: S/T
Format: Picture Disc LP
Label: QBICO
Country: Italy
Price: $24.00
"Originally from Sacramento, CA this is a rude boy duo. The record begins with some of the most crude and rough guitar/drums duo mu ever! Then youll drift toward a far away place... to be finally hypnotized for 25 minutes by a side-long track... derailing!" - Qbico

Artist: RAHMANE
Title: Islands Of Pathos
Format: Lathe Cut Square 7"
Label: Root Don Lonie For Cash
Country: New Zealand
Price: $16.00
"nz recluse, lives in the bush with his old lady & son, when not being a house hubby he sneaks into the basement & tinkers on piano & saxaphone to make some wonderful spirit free music. square eastern style lathe record" -Root Don Lonie For Cash
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Artist: RAICEVIC, NICHOLAS
Title: The Complete Narco Records And Tapes Recordings (1971-1975)
Format: Double CDR
Label: Creel Pone
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"a reproduction of all four lps originally self-released by nicolas nik pascal raicevic on his narco records and tapes label (rumored to be one of the first truly independent labels...) between 1971 and 1975. the music is nothing short of genius; a fine beaded mist of exceedingly lo-fi (tape drop-outs are prevalent, entire frequency ranges completely excised from certain tracks... not to mention the piss-poor quality of the original pressings) hands-off psychedelic synthesizer fumblings (paralleling only douglas leedys entropical paradise in its seemingly arbitrary rhythms & note-choices) & rudimentary drum-machine / bongo diversions. 1971s beyond the end... eternity consists solely of loose, exploratory moog modular dirges; raicevic is clearly still in the early learning-curve stages... yet by the following years the sixth ear, more complex gated passages & rhythmic activity begins to surface (including a few bits that rival pierre henrys mise en musique corticalart in their sheer monolothic joy...) along with overdubbed bongo jams and a few actual chord progressions... by 1973s magnetic web, raicevic has added an arp 2600 and a few rhythm-boxes (often running a few bpm apart, yielding some rather zonked phase-effects) and hand-percussion (tibetan finger-cymbals) to his arsenal, increasing the levels of raw synth-blat tenfold (more than a few tracks stream sample-and-hold layers throughout.) - in my mind this is his masterpiece. finally, after a year off, nik drops his last album, zero gravity, the side-long title-track working a harmonic-series patch with drizzles of space-dusted echo & miniature alien-tongued white-noise licks, the b-side offering a set of shorter songs... as far as early-mid 70s american bedroom electronic music goes, these lps have to be among the first transmissions from this sector, made all the more attractive when coupled with raicevics alien topography (the covers are high-color portrayals of venusian lanes, knotted growths, & future-past architecture) & copious downer sentiment... this music is imbued with a sort of lonely, anti-social sensibility thats about as far as you can get from the academic early electronic vector. while im not going to blanket-recommend this one for all followers of the creel pone series, i will say that if the steve birchall, cellutron & the invisible, and/or pythagoron replications seed your garden, this will likely do the same..." - Creel Pone. Great to have these classics "available".. Very highly recommended!!
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Artist: RAIL BAND
Title: Orchestre Rail-Band de Bamako
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Reissued for the first time, the legendary Malian Rail Bands classic 1970 debut LP. Based out of the Buffet Bar of the Station Hotel in Bamako, the band was sponsored by the Ministry of Information. Swirling Afro-Latin guitars & horns. Malian folk songs modernized & played by some of the countrys finest musicians including Tidani Kone & Salif Keita." -Mississippi

Artist: RAIME
Title: Quarter Turns Over a Living Line
Format: Double LP
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $28.00
"Gatefold double LP version. Moving away from the sample-based strategies that characterized their early work, Joe Andrews and Tom Halstead have looked increasingly to live instrumentation for their first full-length work, mounting intensive recording sessions for percussion, guitar, and strings before painstakingly piecing the album together at their home studio. The gothic and industrial signifiers in their music remain, but more submerged and oblique than ever -- no less pronounced as influences than jungles rhythmic dynamism and doom metals oppressive weight or aspects of techno, modern composition, and dub."- Blackest Ever Black.

Artist: RAIN
Title: Make the Day Break
Format: LP
Label: Shadoks
Country: Germany
Price: $44.00
500 numbered copies on 180 gram vinyl. Comes with a two page insert. "Rain, Norways most well kept secret. But not anymore. After the first release of the Rain album Norsk Suite we all know how good this band sounds. Very much like Frank Zappa and The Mothers, Rains complex compositions are based on the skills of modern classic composers such as Varèse and Strawinsky. As a strong influence theyve mentioned Vanilla Fudge. Rain was Carl Jørgen Kiønig on drums, percussuion , Knut Heljar Hagen on organ, synthesizers, and vocals, and Åsmund Feidje on guitar and vocals. This album Make the Day Break was recorded live in a studio in 1974. After Norsk Suite, the music of this album takes you a step further. Four more years developing musical skills, great composition sense, and strong instrumental abilities. The title song of the album is just superb, the whole album simply stunning. We wish we had more recordings of this great band. But that is all there is. A big surprise they have never been released before. We love it and the music scene in Norway can be proud of this recording." - Shadoks.

Artist: RAIN
Title: Norsk Suite
Format: LP
Label: Shadoks
Country: Germany
Price: $44.00
"Rain, Norways most well kept secret has been betrayed and solved! This great band has only released a very rare 45 EP as a soundtrack for the Norwegian movie Rivalen. Very much like Frank Zappa and The Mothers, Rains complex compositions are based on the skills of modern classic composers such as Varèse and Stravinsky. As a strong influence, theyve mentioned Vanilla Fudge. Ten great tracks with horns and orchestra arrangement, with great fuzz guitar, Hammond organ and amazing vocals. A Norwegian rock band who had the urge to exceed limits, both musically and technically. Rain was Carl Jorgen Kionig (drums), Knut Heljar Hagen (organ, piano, vocals, bass), Asmund Feidje (guitar, violin, vocals, bass). This album was recorded in 1969/1970, and beside their seven original compositions they play mind-blowing versions of A Day In The Life, Strawberry Fields Forever and Isolation. Their very complex and difficult arrangements required a lot of practice to turn their concerts into a total experience with a spectacular psychedelic light-show and experiments with surround sound. What a great album this is! 500 numbered/heavy sleeve/180 gram pressing/printed inner sleeve/insert." -Shadoks

Artist: RAINBOW FFOLLY
Title: Sallies Fforth
Format: LP
Label: Guerssen
Country: Spain
Price: $31.00
"Underrated UK psych-pop album from 1968 originally released on the Parlophone label. This is one of the most sought-after artifacts from the British psychedelic scene. Sallies Fforth will transport you to the swingin London-era in its full glory: well-crafted songs, inventive arrangements, charming home-made sound, nice vocal harmonies, crazy sound effects and more. Highly recommended to fans of Toytown pop-sike and sunshine-pop. File next to Koobas, Forever Amber, Ora, Kinks, Millennium-Sagittarius and the likes. Housed in a high quality carton cover with old-style backflaps and pressed on 180 gram vinyl. Mastertape sound quality. Includes one bonus track taken from their rare non-LP 45 and an insert with extensive liner notes by Brian Hogg." -Guerssen

Artist: RAINCOATS, THE
Title: Odyshape
Format: LP
Label: We Three
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"The Raincoats own label, We ThRee, reissues Odyshape, originally released on Rough Trade in 1981. "Re-mastered from original masters." -We Three

Artist: RAINEY, BHOB
Title: Two Bites Of A Bitter Sweet
Format: 7"
Label: Evolving Ear
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"Very first release of all electronic music from this bigwig of the global improv/noise/experimental underground, known for his work alongside trumpeter Greg Kelley in the influential duo, nmperign, his direction of the improvising juggernaut, The BSC, and collaborations with Jason Lescalleet, Gunter Muller, Ralf Wehowsky, Le Quan Ninh, Alessandro Bosetti, and Michel Doneda, among others. This new music ranges from homemade synth textures to field recordings from Lisbon, Venice, Huelva, and other, unremembered locations.  Theres some singing by Naomi Yang (Damon and Naomi) and Bhob himself, and some words of wisdom from Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Overall, a woozy alternate reality is offered for repeated dream pool swims. Edition of 300." - Evolving Ear.

Artist: RAINFOREST SPIRITUAL ENSLAVEMENT
Title: Folklore Venom
Format: LP
Label: Hospital Productions
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
"Now available on vinyl for the first time, following on from an excellent LP for Blackest Ever Black and a 12" for Bed Of Nails. The project has become one of Dominick Fernows most intriguing, offering an artificial, unnerving take on both ambient and more propulsive electronic music, in turns reminding us of everything from Aphex Twins Selected Ambient Works Vol. II to John Carpenter, Vangelis Blade Runner soundtrack, Leyland Kirby, classic Chain Reaction, Demdike Stare and, of course, Fernows own myriad productions under various aliases (Prurient, Vatican Shadow, etc.). For the most part, the project has been an experiment in tonal dread and dankest atmospheres, but on Folklore Venom rhythms play a more prominent role, pacing anxiously below the dense murk of "Upside Down Left Eye," or as a stodgy techno bedrock to the inclement conditions of "The Spirit Wore the Shoes of the Boy," or a sputtering, diesel-powered chug to the noxious vibes of "Black Magic Originated in Nature." Factor the petrifying gloom of "Spirit Companion Sick-Bed" and the unheimlich, exotic sonic ciphers of "Malaysia Yellow Herbs," and you have one of the strongest releases on Hospital Productions yet." -Hospital.

Artist: RAINFOREST SPIRITUAL ENSLAVEMENT
Title: The Plant with Many Faces
Format: LP
Label: Hospital Productions
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
"Now available on vinyl for the first time, following on from an excellent LP for Blackest Ever Black and a 12" for Bed of Nails. The project has become one of Dominick Fernows most intriguing, offering an artificial, unnerving take on both ambient and more propulsive electronic music, in turns reminding us of everything from Aphex Twins Selected Ambient Works Vol. II to John Carpenter, Vangelis Blade Runner soundtrack, Leyland Kirby, classic Chain Reaction, Demdike Stare and, of course, Fernows own myriad productions under various aliases (Prurient, Vatican Shadow, etc.). Spread across 40 minutes, The Plant With Many Faces develops from Carpenter/Frizzi-esque bass arpeggios and abandoned cabin vibes on "Abaxial Masks...," to the petrifying Killer Bob themes in "Out of the Mess..." and the gloaming drones of "Complex Rituals...," finally brought to a close with the miasmatic clamminess of "Poisonous Spirit Species." -Hospital Productions.

Artist: RAINFOREST SPIRITUAL ENSLAVEMENT
Title: Water Rose Above the Head
Format: 12"
Label: Bed of Nails
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement manifests on the Bed Of Nails compound with thrumming, sub-heavy techno and ambient incursions. "These Spirits Are Thought to Live Far Out at Sea and Are Usually Malevolent" clocks in at almost a quarter of an hour and is sunk deep with an aquatic 4/4 variant that recalls classic Chain Reaction: Porter Ricks, Vainqueur, Fluxion, albeit built within the framework of the Hospital/BoN aesthetic -- sporadic field recorded flourishes, found sounds and un-placeable percussion. "They Shoot Men with Flying Fish and Travel in Waterspouts or on Rainbows" offers a 10-minute set for the private afterhours; opening with an impossibly deep bass throb before dipping into a cornucopia of fake plastic ambience, a world where mechanical macaques and Chris Watsons weather recordings coalesce into a low-end mass thats somewhere between Kode9s Sine of the Dub and FSOLs Lifeforms -- an intriguing subversion of new age signifiers built to soundtrack a Ballard short set in a 2060 Berghain." -Bed of Nails.

Artist: RAIONBASHI
Title: Cloral Works I & II
Format: One Sided LP
Label: Entracte
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
"Two symphonic compositions for yodeling voice and electro-acoustic body functions performed by Doreen and Daniel Kutzke-Lowenbruck. First edition of 250 copies." - Entracte.
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Artist: RAIONBASHI
Title: Kollekte
Format: LP
Label: Hanson
Country: USA
Price: $16.50
"RAIONBASHI is the project of German artist Daniel Loewenbrueck.  Daniel is a member of Aktionist sound art gang THE SCHIMPFLUCH GRUPPE (along with members of RUNZELSTIRN & GURGELSTOCK, FEAR OF GOD, and SUDDEN INFANT), as well as operator of Germanys TOCHNIT ALEPH record label and mailorder.   KOLLEKTE is a disgusting LP:  Human vomit grunts, guard dog growls, the squeal of 10,000 balloons, the clatter of 10,000 tin cans, the mumblings of 1 drunk german artist, additional scum material from John Wiese and Michael Barthel, and to top it all off.... ACTUAL RECORDINGS of the LIVING DEAD!  RAIONBASHI has created a truly awkward document of sound -- possibly the most bizarre record we have released yet. Total confusion to the ears and mind.   A straight-up DIFFICULT listen, meticulously edited to contain only the most disturbing and horrible sounds.  This sounds like NOTHING ELSE. Limited to only 400 copies.  Housed in a slick black and white silkscreened cardstock jacket featuring the usual HANSON outer "droll flaps," and artwork as confusing and disturbing as the sounds contained within." - Hanson.
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Artist: RAIONBASHI & KUTZKELINA
Title: Aktion 091216 Berlin
Format: One Sided 12"
Label: Harbinger Sound
Country: UK
Price: $22.00
Recording of a performance at Raum 18, Berlin, December 2009. Edition of 150 copies.
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Artist: RAIONBASHI/HARPER
Title: S/T
Format: Cass
Label: Heresee
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
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Artist: RAISING HOLY SPARKS
Title: Old Times & End Times
Format: Cass
Label: Sloow Tapes
Country: Belgium
Price: $8.00
"Psych folk drone music by David Colohan lost in the mists of time. Featuring Alison O’Donnell of Mellow Candle fame. 80 copies." - Sloow Tapes.
" -- on the face of it, OLD TIMES & END TIMES is hardly anything like the RAISING HOLY SPARKS works im familiar with, which admittedly is far fewer than i should be, my primary point of reference is FOUR SACRED MOUNTAINS which flew under my radar in 2013 via AWKWARD FORMATS as a double cassette box set, which i loosely described to a friend as "kinda like if NATURAL SNOW BUILDINGS ate STARS OF THE LID and belched this out" - meanwhile OT&ET washes up on the shore of otherworldly folk where trails blazed by folks like BEN CHASNY and PHIL ELVERUM are now found abandoned and overgrown, so it forges its own way through the wilderness with some shimmering psychedelic drone that fortuitously washed up alongside, and some male/female vocals that at times recall BIG BLOOD - its not what i expected, but fantastic nonetheless (Psi Lab)
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Artist: RAKHIM
Title: Rakhim
Format: LP
Label: QBICO
Country: Italy
Price: $24.00
"Jussi Lehtisalo - vocals; Janne Tuomi - percussions. Rec. somewhere, sometimes in Finland. "Dark side project by members of the Circle band: tribal/primitive percussions, archaic and mysterious voices/vibrations..." - Qbico.

Artist: RAKOTOMALALA, YVES
Title: Ce Matin Encore
Format: LP
Label: Golden Pavillion
Country: Portugal
Price: $32.00
"Yves Rakotomalala, from the acclaimed Yves, Serge & Victor album Cagibi, recorded this elusive album a few years after he left the group. Musically we are in the same vein as Cagibi: A delicate fragile westcoast-tinged psych-folk with acoustic/electric backing & amazing vocals, very close in sound and style to Neil Young in his After The Gold Rush period. Every track is excellent with one side sung in English and the other in French. Originally released as a private pressing of 200 units. This is a fully licensed exact reissue limited to just 300 copies on black vinyl." -Golden Pavillion

Artist: RALE
Title: Whispering Gallery
Format: LP
Label: Arbor
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Following recent tape releases on Young and Ekhein, Bill Hutsons Rale project should no longer be an elusive one. His modular synthesized low-end focus reaches new depths with each release; managing to provide a richness in texture and a deep listening experience in slow moving forms. Hutson exercises a dedicated control and mastery in composition as a result of his overwhelming knowledge of the potentials of sound. ⿿Far off organ chords become enveloped by an atmospheric heavy air; melody isnt shunned, but obscured. Frequencies arranged seamlessly, with a modest approach; like the growth of a grey cloud. In an edition of 400 12⿝ EPs in proprinted cardboard sleeves with printed labels." - Arbor.

Artist: RAM UMBUS
Title: Swing Low
Format: LP
Label: Ecstatic Yod
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Volume 5 in the Center Of The Ass Run series. "Did I ever tell you about my new wicker pants, well I bet I have the only ones in town. They are stiftly ribbed and that preset form gives me all the support that Ive always needed. And just because I cannot wear them right now, you can bet I will be stylin, just as soon as loose these eighteen pounds. Then I wont have to worry about them leaving basket marks on my arms." -Ecstatic Yod. Mid 90s release.

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

Artist: RAMBLING BOYS
Title: True to Blue
Format: Cass
Label: Sloow Tapes
Country: Belgium
Price: $8.00
"Psychedelic blues jams by Finnish legend Keijo & co. Lost Mississippi vibes from the mysterious Finish woods. Guess there’s still some dwarfs high on reindeer piss hiding somewhere in here. Edition of 80 copies." - Sloow Tapes.
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Artist: RAMBUTAN
Title: Inverted Summer
Format: LP
Label: Fabrica
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
"The full-length vinyl LP debut of Eric Hardimans (Century Plants/Burnt Hills) solo project. As Rambutan, Hardiman has released a steady stream of quality material on a variety of underground labels since 2007. Subtly bridging realms of noise, dub, psych, drone, minimalism, and musique concrete, Rambutan brings listeners into a unique sonic headspace that finds common ground between bliss and dread. Utilizing various electronics, synthesizers, tapes, guitar, and bass, Inverted Summer is a sprawling, wide-angle piece of work, yielding deep zones of textural soundscaping that can soothe and unsettle in equal measure. Inverted Summer captures Rambutans thick, dubby atmospherics in all their glory, revealing Hardiman to be a sound artist whose improvisational techniques are as formidable as his sense of structure and development. These are alien soundtracks for the recombinant generation, just waiting for you to disappear into them." Edition of 300 on black vinyl. Includes free download code. -Fabrica.

Artist: RAMIREZ & MSBR, RICHARD
Title: Negative/Offensive
Format: LP
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"A project in celebration of the work and influence of mysterious UK (anti) artist noise outfit The New Blockaders as constructed by Houston, Texas black whips and male-on-male noise pioneer Richard Ramirez (Black Leather Jesus et al) and the sadly departed Japanese harsh noise maestro Koji Tano (MSBR). A mail collaboration where each artist would send source materials to be decomposed by each other. Fantastic walls of brutal shard skum splatter taken to points of demented anguish and resultant cosmic implosion/explosion. Exquisite cover art by Stan Reed of Blue Sabbath Black Cheer." -Ecstatic Peace

Artist: RAMLEH
Title: Circular Time
Format: Double CD
Label: Crucial Blast
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Its been nearly 20 years since the last full-length album from Ramleh operating in rock mode, but the sprawling new double album Circular Time sees these British noise rock legends deliver their most intense work since re-emerging from extended hiatus. One of the key bands to emerge from the British post-industrial underground of the early 1980s alongside their Broken Flag labelmates Skullflower, Ramleh continually shifted between the extreme, confrontational power electronics of their early material and their later forays into searing, lysergic noise rock, right up until they went inactive in the late 1990s. The group re-emerged later the following decade with a number of reissues and new releases, but up until now, nearly all of the new material indulged their harsh noise tendencies. With this massive new album, these distortion masters (now comprising founding member Gary Mundy, longtime member Anthony Di Franco and new drummer Martyn Watts) return with nearly two hours of speaker-shredding, void-gazing psychedelia, pushing the pummeling, Hawkwindian meltdowns heard on classic 90s-era albums like Be Careful What You Wish For and Shooters Hill into realms of total obliteration. Forged from a simple but savage combination of pummeling drumming, monstrously overloaded synthesizers and elliptical, sludge-encrusted bass riffs that anchor the squalls of brutal, electrified guitar noise, Ramlehs sound is hypnotically crushing. Heavy, zoned-out drone-rock grooves are unleashed amid gales of sky-scorching guitar noise, with epic psych-shred workouts stretched out across storms of nebular effects. Distant vocals howl beneath sheets of shimmering guitar, and streaks of twisted, mutant dub materialize within some of the albums catchier moments. Its dark, often brutal music, but also shot through with moments of sweeping, apocalyptic beauty, building to the powerful back-to-back finale of Weird Tyranny and Never Returner that are as utterly blasted and majestic as anything heard from Ramleh in the bands thirty-some-year existence." - Crucial Blast.

Artist: RAMLEH
Title: Hole in the Heart
Format: Double CD
Label: Dirter Promotions
Country: UK
Price: $22.00
"Originally issued by Gary Mundys own Broken Flag label in 1987 on cassette, this is UK noise/industrial/power electronics wizards Ramlehs Hole In The Heart, now expanded and remastered on a double CD set, also including material from their 1987 Nerve cassette release. Here at last, is part of the "missing link" in the long and ever-evolving history of Ramleh. This material bridges the gap between the (for want of a better description) early "power electronics" material and the (for want of a better description) later "noise rock." Neither of these terms do justice to this pioneering group led by Gary Mundy. To quote Anthony Di Franco (the other half of the band these days): "...swirling phased feedback, fuzzed vocals and guitars. At the same time there were melodies, words and structures in the music, which itself consisted of very simple electronic and acoustic elements magnified to a colossal scale...." This music has a harmonic beauty, if you look for it, that all its imitators lack. Listen and you will hear the genesis of what was to follow from many 90s underground bands such as label mates and close collaborators, Skullflower. This double CD set is packaged in the classic Broken Flag stark, monochrome style." - Dirter Promotions.
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Artist: RAMLEH
Title: Night Hair Child
Format: 7"
Label: SFTRI
Country: USA
Price: $4.50
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Artist: RAMLEH
Title: Switch Hitter
Format: 10"
Label: Broken Flag
Country: UK
Price: $13.00
"Black Rose Recordings and Broken Flag are proud to present the new 10�"� single by the legendary group Ramleh. Limited to 500 with black and white artwork this is their first new material since 1998 and it doesnt disappoint. Powerful droning intensity, motorik rhythms and warped guitar riffs dominate these two songs with one containing Ramlehs distinctive distorted vocals weaving in and out of this inventive chemistry. �Switch Hitter� �could almost be described as a full on dissonant rock track, but Ramlehs desire for experimentation and improvisation lifts it way above the general rock mindset. Ramleh have been active since the early 1980s, first as one of the UKs pioneering power electronics groups and then towards the late 80s they, along with Skullflower, laid the foundations for the UKs improvisional noise rock scene. In fact Gary Mundy from Ramleh was also one of the founding members of Skullflower (there was an overlapping membership of both bands, yet Ramleh always managed to retain their own unique identity regardless of musical genre). They returned to the live scene last year with well received shows in London (one with Whitehouse the other with Merzbow), and New York, whilst a new album release and planned re-issues from their back catalogue are due late 2009 proving they have not lost any of their energy, excitement and ability to explore all possibilities." - Black Rose.
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Artist: RAMLEH
Title: Too Many Miles: Complete Singles 90-95
Format: CD
Label: Dirter Promotions
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"This is the CD collection of all the long-unavailable Ramleh singles spanning the years 1990-1995, now reissued due to Ramlehs sprawling 6-page feature in The Wire (issue #305, July 2009). Ramlehs history goes back to the early 80s, when their brand of "power electronics" caused outrage, along with their contemporaries Whitehouse. Much has changed since then, and over the years, they developed a reputation as one of the leading exponents of UK "noise rock." Along with the likes of Skullflower, Splintered, etc., they made the genre their own, to much acclaim from not only the UK, but Europe and America as well. In fact, many of the singles compiled on this disc were U.S.-only releases by such labels as Sympathy For The Record Industry. The CD is packaged in the same style as many of the singles were, featuring artwork culled from former member Philip Bests personal collection. They continue to have a loyal fan base, and still perform (the current line-up is comprised of founding member Gary Mundy, bassist Anthony di Franco, drummer Martyn Watts), and a collection such as this will never not be in-demand. The songs on this compendium will cement Ramlehs reputation as geniuses in your memory, as they pretty much summoned, prefaced and heralded every crushing, free-form, feedback-worshipping, extreme noise/avant-rock moment that was to follow them." - Dirter Promotions.
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Artist: RAMPAZZI, TERESA
Title: Images for Diana Baylon
Format: LP
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $29.00
"The long and mesmerizing single piece of analog electronic music that develops over the two sides of Images for Diana Baylon (1972), the latest Die Schachtel "Silver Series" LP is a soundscape composed by Teresa Rampazzi for the artist Diana Baylons 1972 exhibition at the modern art gallery Il Fiore in Florence, Italy. Diana Baylon (1920-2013), a friend of Rampazzis, was a cross-disciplinary artist who transformed various materials (ceramics, glass, metal, paper, paintings, graphics, jewelry) into figurative and - later in the 60s - abstract and programmatic art objects. In the summer of 1969 she appeared - along with Alberto Burri, Pablo Picasso, Jean Dubuffet and Lucio Fontana - at the Festival dei Due Mondi di Spoleto exhibition "Maitres Et Jeunes Daujourdhui". For the 1972 Florence exhibition, Teresa Rampazzi realized this long "soundtrack" (in her words) to be played in loop. Sounds were made with the analog equipment she used at the time. "The inner space of the exhibition" she wrote, "is made of sound, for the whole duration of the exhibition. The work is composed by a series of sound events, with both informal and aleatory features, in a continuous flux, and there is no planned predetermination in any of the various sections. This choice has been made for the sound space to adjust to the sculptors plastic and loose images." Immagini per Diana Baylon was in fact the third time Teresa Rampazzi realized music for an exhibition. The first was also the very first experimental composition that Rampazzi and Ennio Chiggio composed in 1965, a sound collage for the opening of an exhibition of the Gruppo Enne at the International Biennale dArte in Venice. The second soundscape piece, "Environ" (1970), was realized for the presentation of a 360 degree round modular couch in foamed resin designed by Chiggio, presented at a furniture shop in Padova in 1970. The piece is featured on the Die Schachtel Musica Endoscopica LP by Teresa Rampazzi released in 2009 (DS 009LP). Immagini per Diana Baylon is the eighth LP release in the Die Schachtel "Silver Series" dedicated to the pioneers of early Italian electronic music. Limited deluxe vinyl LP edition. Silver printed cover with silver-foil print, with a red inner sleeve and booklet. Edition of 450." - Die Schachtel.

Artist: RAMPAZZI, TERESA
Title: Musica Endoscopica
Format: LP
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $31.00
"Following the acclaimed CD edition released by Die Schachtel in 2008, heres the long-awaited limited "silver" LP edition of Teresa Rampazzis incredible early electronic music. It differs from the CD edition with the inclusion of "Metamorfosi," a previously-unreleased and magnificent drone piece. Teresa Rampazzi, a seminal yet very little-known female Italian composer/musician, founded the NPS - Nuove Proposte Sonore -- an experimental music collective formed in the late-60s. She was also one of the founders and main figures of the Centro di Sonologia Computazionale, a computer music research center active from the early-70s at the University of Padua. It would be easy to see electronic composer Rampazzi as Italys equivalent of Daphne Oram or Delia Derbyshire, those long-neglected pioneers behind the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. But zoomed in closer, though, a more intriguing picture begins to emerge: Musica Endoscopica is in fact an immersive journey into a futurist-ic/early digital electronic music with dense, long drone pieces made of complex textures that explore the computers capacity to produce endless variations of source material, at times anticipating some of the electro-feel to emerge in the years to follow. A welcome return of Die Schachtels celebrated "metallic" series vinyl LP editions, dedicated to early electronic Italian composers. Housed in a deluxe silver cover with silver foil design with a custom inner sleeve and a 4-page booklet in English and Italian." -Die Schachtel.
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Artist: RAMPAZZI, TERESA
Title: Musica Endoscopica
Format: CD
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $18.00
"2008 deluxe CD box edition of Teresa Rampazzis incredible early electronic music. Teresa Rampazzi, a seminal yet very little-known female Italian composer/musician, founded the NPS - Nuove Proposte Sonore -- an experimental music collective formed in the late-60s. She was also one of the founders and main figures of the Centro di Sonologia Computazionale, a computer music research center active from the early-70s at the University of Padua. It would be easy to see electronic composer Rampazzi as Italys equivalent of Daphne Oram or Delia Derbyshire, those long-neglected pioneers behind the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. But zoomed in closer, though, a more intriguing picture begins to emerge: Musica Endoscopica is in fact an immersive journey into a futurist-ic/early digital electronic music with dense, long drone pieces made of complex textures that explore the computers capacity to produce endless variations of source material, at times anticipating some of the electro-feel to emerge in the years to follow. Includes a 40-page booklet with extensive notes in English and Italian." - Die Schachtel.

Artist: RANA, SOHAIL
Title: Khyber Mail
Format: LP
Label: Finders Keepers
Country: UK
Price: $26.00
2011 reissue. "Originally released in 1970 by EMI Pakistan. Sohail Rana, versatile maestro of film and pop composition, and leading force in pioneering the cultural landscape of modern Pakistan. His longplay masterpiece, Khyber Mail is stocked with groovy eastern moods, electric organ, sitar soul and surf guitar. --Alan Bishop (Sublime Frequencies/Sun City Girls)
"Khyber Mail is a concept album designed to invoke images and sounds of a high speed Pakistani freight train travelling from Karachi to Peshawar. Its dominated by Sohails whining and addictive electric keyboard and a motoric rhythm section of beaty percussion and sitars introducing a form of radical patchwork pop and mechanical music to a warm receptive audience. By combining the folk music of the Sindh and the Punjab with maverick sounds, signatures and rhythms, Khyber Mail marks a landmark shift in the Pakistani pop industry, kick-starting a lengthy career for one of its best-loved musical patrons while setting a challenging new standard for the "plugged-in" Lollywood pop scene that would explode at the turn of the decade." - Finders Keepers.

Artist: RANALDO, CODY
Title: Beating You Up
Format: Cass
Label: Western Unconscious
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"Ranaldo here offers what we believe is his first available recording. Side A is a hypnotic exposition of a single eastern-tinged theme, delivered on a guitar whose beautiful open tuning clearly reveals his lineage. Side B is a foray into unexpected territory: damaged synth and drum machine with swirling feedback loops, just shy of confrontational. Ranaldo wisely presents his tape like the two sides of a coin; treasure hunters take note. Edition of 100."
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Artist: RANALDO, CODY
Title: Boneless
Format: Cass
Label: Western Unconscious
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"a lot of really spare beats and exploring heavy drum sounds in a really loose format with no regard for beginnings or endings"

Artist: RANALDO, LEE
Title: Countless Centuries Fled Into The Distance...
Format: LP
Label: Table of the Elements
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Sonic Youths Lee Ranaldo was part of the original Table of the Elements Guitar Series in 1993; now he returns with Countless Centuries Fled into the Distance Like So Many Storms. Its an epic earful, replete with shimmering textures and an inimitable charging clangor. With ecstatic, rocking squalor, he summons some dazzling shronk, reminiscent of early SY, the soaring drone of John Cale, and even the looping orientalia of Dream Syndicate-era La Monte Young. So duck and cover, as Lee fires an impeccably aimed fusillade across the screaming fields of sonic love." - Table of the Elements. Pressed on sea-foam green marbled, etched vinyl. Etched artwork on the b-side by Savage Pencil.

Artist: RANALDO, LEE
Title: Outside My Window The City Is Never Silent - A Bestiary
Format: LP
Label: Hells Half Halo/Chocolate Monk
Country: USA/UK
Price: $12.00
"This compendium utilizes selected material from the following titles: Amarillo Ramp, The Bridge Deva, Spain; Fragments El Oido, first computer piece: the View From Here [Root (for TM)] Sudden Infant (remix) to Mary Walker Groves. Sounds by: Kim Gordon, William Hooker, Takehisa Kosugi, Alan Licht, David Linton, Christian Marclay, Thurston Moore, Jim ORourke, Lee Ranaldo, Sudden Infant, William Winant. The voices of: Charles Bukowski, Raymond Carver, George Cowdery, Thom Degesu, Kim Gordon, Courtney Love, Thurston Moore, Cody Ranaldo, Lee Ranaldo, Leah Singer. You Are Everywhere And Nowhere, All At Once: the sounds of forgotten conversations, voices of loved ones, talks delivered via wire, crosscut with various tone poems (music(s)), with the hope of formulating new dream theories. You are listening to a conversation that took place in heaven, some time ago. This piece grows out of recent works I have been creating dealing with the phrases constructed from various recycled bits of voice and sound, the silences between them, and the cross-pollinations which occur as they are combined in different ways. The sound components have been gathered from across a large number of works Ive done through the years. I decided to use these bits and selections as the raw material from which to create a sort of (Esonic journal or notebook. In the last few years Ive done a few sound installations based around a set of fragments of voices which Ive collected, and most of these are drawn upon here. The voices are those of friends, family, and loved ones, and other artists, and although chosen for personal reasons, my hope is that the various voices will overlay to create a narrative of their own. This piece was originally created for a Belgian radio broadcast in 2000." - Lee Ranaldo.
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Artist: RANALDO, LEE
Title: Scriptures Of The Golden Eternity
Format: LP
Label: Father Yod
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Orig. issue of a wonderful live solo LP by this baby baby beat. A mixture of savage guitar ronk and delicately textures readings, this emerges from yr speakers like a gust of pure feedback on a gray and rainy morning." - Byron Coley. From 1993.
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Artist: RANALDO, LEE
Title: Vancouver Ambients 1-4
Format: 7"
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"The sixth installment in Important Records Arts & Crafts series is this 7" from Sonic Youths Lee Ranaldo, recorded with Alan Licht on guitar, Christian Marclay on turntables and William Hooker on drums. Pressed on clear vinyl and packaged with a screen print designed and signed by Ranaldo, this release is limited to 500 copies." - Important.
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Artist: RANALDO/JIM OROURKE/CHRISTOPH HEEMANN, LEE
Title: Bloomington, Indiana...Autumn
Format: LP
Label: Streamline
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Two side-long pieces from the early 90s released here for the first time ever. Part One, May 1994 - Lee Ranaldo lends the voice and words of his Bloomington, Indiana piece to Jim ORourke and Christoph Heemann for a text-based collaborative composition that turns into an electro-acoustic exploration making use of Ranaldos voice exclusively. A critics remark made after a first version of this piece was premiered at a sound art festival in the Netherlands that same year: Rock and roll burnout syndrome goes whistling down a dark and lonely street, still appears as peculiar as the piece itself. Part Two - Autumn goes back further to the time when Heemann and ORourke produced several pieces for their Plastic Palace People project (of which more releases are in preparation now)." "Well then - a painting or a piece of statuary is a thing outside the human life, your life. It is an emotional experience only. It has actually nothing to do with you yourself. You could live very well the rest of your life if you never saw it again, although you would remember it every now and then the ache would come again at the memory of it. But imagine a form of life, a culture, a way of life, a way you yourself could live, so beautiful that it made you ache just like the painting, but a thousand-fold more so..." - Streamline.
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Artist: RANCID HELL SPAWN
Title: Abolition of the Orgasm
Format: 7"
Label: Wrench
Country: UK
Price: $7.00
"Making awful noise since 1988, this straight-outta-Croyden one-man abomination has specialized in catchy, mondo-distorto one minute punk burnouts for the truly twisted, with record sleeves to match, and how! This one is no exception, and with song titles like "Dengue Doll" and "My Favourite Disease," how can you miss? Full color board sleeve and labels." -Wrench.

Artist: RANCID X
Title: Voices
Format: LP
Label: Spittle
Country: Italy
Price: $23.00
"There has always been very little information about Rancid X, so little that even their supposed hometown, Milan, turned out to be wrong. The boys were actually from Torino. Another and maybe more serious misunderstanding is that Rancid X were definitely not punk. As with most of the young bands of the era, they were simply influenced by the new wave and were not afraid of mixing up elements like immediacy and sharpness with a classic rock n roll background, with Lou Reed and The Rolling Stones as the main inspirations. Rancid Xs lone album was released in early 1979 with a dark and disquieting cover. Voices was a very appropriate title, evoking intense emotions. Even though Rancid Xs adventure ended quickly, they were rediscovered and finally got some glory in the second half of the 90s, when their tracks were included on such bootleg compilations as Killed By Death #201 (1997). With this first reissue of Voices, they have at last been rescued from oblivion." - Spittle.

Artist: RANDOM NUMBER/STRAIGHT OUT OF MANGOLIA
Title: Its Time Honey/Raver
Format: 7"
Label: Fencing Flatworm
Country: UK
Price: $5.50

Artist: RANDOM, ERIC
Title: Words Made Flesh
Format: CD
Label: Klanggalerie
Country: Austria
Price: $21.00
"Eric Random is a multi-instrumentalist from Manchester. He formed The Tiller Boys with Pete Shelley in the late 70s, released a solo album in 1980 and then fronted the group The Bedlamites. At that time, a lot of world music influences appeared in Erics music. The group was also Nicos band during her last years, and Random the bandleader. Ties were formed with the Sheffield music scene, and soon Cabaret Voltaire worked with Eric, producing the seminal album Time-Splice. In the 1990s Eric reformed another side project of his, The Free Agents. A whole album was recorded, but only two tracks ever saw the light of day. After a longer hiatus Eric returned to the scene with his solo album Man Dog in 2014 and started playing live again. Klanggalerie are now proud to present the all-new album Words Made Flesh. It is dancier than Man Dog, and the world music traces have disappeared. On one song, Random has teamed up with Stephen Mallinder of Cabaret Voltaire and more recently Wrangler. Watch out for Eric live in 2016." - Klanggalerie.

Artist: RANGDA
Title: False Flag
Format: LP
Label: Drag City
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"RANGDAs been building up behind the scenes for some time now. As label mates and members of an exclusive mutual admiration society, SIR RICHARD BISHOP and BEN CHASNY  thirsted for a conflagration involving two electric guitars plus a drummer. Bringing in CHRIS CORSANO they recorded a studio session with Seattle sound guru SCOTT COLBURN. Beforehand, a mere ninety minutes was allotted for the three to further discuss ideas and play together for the very first time. What would happen? What do you think happened, stupid? Of course they planted a garden of lyricism seeded with several compositions and several improvisations! Placed end-to-end, the six pieces of the Rangda saga (part the first) rock from splintering onslaught to soulful meditation and back again with manifest precision - this was a planned attack. Unceasing battery slides suddenly into ritual form with elemental ease. The fretworks of Richard Bishop and Ben Chasny split time while Corsano shapes the air around them. Each players moves as part of the whole of Rangda, and whether surging, cycling, or in pastoral, they are never less than explosive. This initial foray flies under the banner of False Flag. No Export to Europe." -Drag City
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Artist: RANGDA
Title: False Flag
Format: CD
Label: Drag City
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"When witch-gods collide, it might sound something like this. Six Organs of Admittance...Richard Bishop...Chris Corsano. Riders of the apocalypse, its them vs. us. After absorbing their über-holy dynamo, youll be prepared to join up with these wraiths, making it all of us against...well, whomevers fool enough to stand in our way. To evil! Rangdas been building up behind the scenes for some time now. As label mates and members of an exclusive mutual admiration society, Sir Rick and Kid Chasny thirsted for a conflagration involving two electric guitars plus a drummer. In such an environment requiring excellent survival skills as well as composition and improvisation rhythms, who better than Chris Corsano to work the skins... On paper, this was colossal, but actually getting everyone together proved awesomely impossible, with each man in a different city sprawled across the vastness of the United States -- not to mention each mans diverse state of mind sprawled across the vastness of inner space. And so, time passed. Chuckling, the guitar men dreamed of visiting Rangda on our world, working figures on their necks in anticipation. Finally, with the desperate recklessness of the ancient witchsoul herself, they booked a live show, followed by a studio session with Seattle sound guru Scott Colburn. Beforehand, a mere ninety minutes was allotted for the three to further discuss ideas and play together for the very first time. What would happen... What do you think happened, stupid... Of course they planted a garden of lyricism seeded with several compositions and several improvisations! Placed end-to-end, the six pieces of the Rangda saga (part the first) rock from splintering onslaught to soulful meditation and back again with manifest precision -- this was a planned attack. Unceasing battery slides suddenly into ritual form with elemental ease. The fretworks of Richard Bishop and Ben Chasny split time while Corsano shapes the air around them. Each players moves as part of the whole of Rangda, and whether surging, cycling, or in pastoral, they are never less than explosive. This initial foray flies under the banner of False Flag. Yet this is only the beginning, for Rangda is alive. To ensure your future in the endless cosmos, march forward with the forces of Rangda, heart and soul, now and forever." -Drag City

Artist: RANGDA
Title: Formerly Extinct
Format: CD
Label: Drag City
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"How we can even claim that Formerly Extinct displays a greater fluidity than the well-oiled zero-to-60Khz hairpins of False Flag is a matter of debate around DC corporate HQ. It seems to depend on how you define the semi-metallic element of sound sometimes called sharp. False Flag featured a tune called Serrated Edges, which made sense in the knife-flying arc of that album. Sharp is a claw-like quality in generous supply on Formerly Extinct as well - a graphic picture in sharp focus, perhaps with cleaner edges yet unmistakably gruesome subjects. While False Flag found these slingers in a whirlwinded shred-fest, each trying to out do each other with what they brought to the Rangda lair (er, recording studio), Formerly Extinct blossoms like the home-grown hybrid of a three-headed beast well-practiced in its body. A lean n amazingly mean, greased-up, child-eating machine. Born to the lower-income caste of the bohemian, Rangda maul the underbelly for fun and profit. Thank Kali that all they need is love! These songs, newfangled and shrouded by ancestral awakenings, bore deep into the layers of consciousness to divine meeting. Like, dig Majnun, for instance. Everybody always talks about Layla, but when does anyone ever pull Majnun out the hat? Enter Rangda with sympathy for the obsessed. To them, the Persian wanna-be lover of classical lit and lore is worth more consideration than George Harrisons ex-wife! Thats the way the Rangda madness lies. Theres no value among the flies of the marketplace - unless you find a copy of Rangdas latest there. Formerly Extinct lives large, no matter how small the arch overhead."

Artist: RANGDA
Title: Formerly Extinct
Format: LP
Label: Drag City
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"How we can even claim that Formerly Extinct displays a greater fluidity than the well-oiled zero-to-60Khz hairpins of False Flag is a matter of debate around DC corporate HQ. It seems to depend on how you define the semi-metallic element of sound sometimes called sharp. False Flag featured a tune called Serrated Edges, which made sense in the knife-flying arc of that album. Sharp is a claw-like quality in generous supply on Formerly Extinct as well - a graphic picture in sharp focus, perhaps with cleaner edges yet unmistakably gruesome subjects. While False Flag found these slingers in a whirlwinded shred-fest, each trying to out do each other with what they brought to the Rangda lair (er, recording studio), Formerly Extinct blossoms like the home-grown hybrid of a three-headed beast well-practiced in its body. A lean n amazingly mean, greased-up, child-eating machine. Born to the lower-income caste of the bohemian, Rangda maul the underbelly for fun and profit. Thank Kali that all they need is love! These songs, newfangled and shrouded by ancestral awakenings, bore deep into the layers of consciousness to divine meeting. Like, dig Majnun, for instance. Everybody always talks about Layla, but when does anyone ever pull Majnun out the hat? Enter Rangda with sympathy for the obsessed. To them, the Persian wanna-be lover of classical lit and lore is worth more consideration than George Harrisons ex-wife! Thats the way the Rangda madness lies. Theres no value among the flies of the marketplace - unless you find a copy of Rangdas latest there. Formerly Extinct lives large, no matter how small the arch overhead." - Drag City.

Artist: RANGDA
Title: Live In Krefeld
Format: 10"
Label: Unrock
Country: Germany
Price: $24.00
"Limited edition of 400 copies. Rangda is an underground supergroup consisting of Chris Corsano (Björk), Ben Chasny (Six Organs Of Admittance) and Richard Bishop (Sun City Girls). Complex, exotic, instrumental rock with an exotic taste. Rangda came to Krefeld in the Lower Rhine area twice (2010 & 2012) and the golden nuggets of each performance are now available on a limited edition 10". The eight-minute epic "Silver Nile," the centerpiece from their album Formerly Extinct, is accompanied by a bone-dry version of "Night Porter." "Serrated Edges," an exploding wall of noise, comes close to heavy free-jazz at times. Richard Bishop: guitars, Ben Chasny: guitars, Chris Corsano: drums." - Unrock.

Artist: RANGE RATS
Title: Range Rats
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Recorded in 1986 & completely unreleased until now - this is Fred & Toody Coles (Weeds, Lollipop Shoppe, Zipper, Torpedoes, Rats, Western Front, Desperate Edge, Dead Moon, Pierced Arrows, & so on) great lost country LP! All original compositions...some sad lilting ballads & some punk as hell. Two songs feature Fred & Toddy playing with Rollie, a janky Roland drum machine that didnt keep a consistent meter very well. The rest of the songs were recorded with a lean mean band. We are very proud to bring this LP into the world for the first time - another facet of the genius of Fred & Toody Cole & low-fi as can be. Housed in an oldschool tip-on sleeve." -Mississippi

Artist: RANGERS
Title: Pan Am Stories
Format: Double LP
Label: Not Not Fun
Country: USA
Price: $30.00
"Tape-warped phantom band Rangers finally unleash the lush, soaring, expansive prog-pop opus we always knew was floating inside the fretboard (and imagination) of multi-instrumentalist mystery maestro Joe Knight. The north Dallas-raised, San Fran-residing head Ranger grew up taking classical guitar lessons from a dude who claimed to have toured with the Dead, and some of that brain-wonked jam agenda obviously seeped into the young Knight, who began recording his own loose, lo-fi jangle sprawls in 2005. But whereas last years critically lauded Suburban Tours LP found him condensing his cassette-crushed alien pop into 3 minute radio nuggets, Pan Am Stories uses the reverse strategy, letting each blurry strum pattern coast away and ride the breeze a bit before steering it into a fresh counter-melody or flanged-out guitar comedown. The extra breath and space gives the 13 songs a real sense of freedom and lightness and flight, layered in gentle blankets of fuzz, silky reverb, and audio collage riddles. A total saga, and a summit achievement of next-level invention for Knight as a musician (its insane he played/recorded every instrument on this thing!) and artist. Have been soaking in these tracks non-stop since we first heard em this summer and are thrilled to get to share Stories with the world. Black vinyl LPs (mastered by Carl Saff, who worked on Suburban Tours too) in gatefold jackets with micro-detailed collage art by Mr. Rangers himself; interior artwork by Knight and Anthony Yuen. Edition of 850." - Not Not Fun.

Artist: RANGERS
Title: Suburban Tours
Format: LP
Label: Olde English Spelling Bee
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Rangers is Joe Knight. "Suburban Tours" is his debut vinyl release after a string of popular cassette albums last year - including "Low Cut Fades" on Not Not Fun. His sound has been referred to out in blogland as "elevator psyche" and "mirrorball funknagogic pop" - and thats not a bad start considering his music is often bass-driven with washes of synth and prog-psych guitar riding over the top. Unlike the extended side-long collages of his cassette releases, "Suburban Tours" is a collection of eleven concise "pop" songs that were written and recorded after moving to San Francisco from his native Texas. Not knowing anyone in this new locale, he describes the period after the move as being extremely lonely and plagued with near-constant rainfall. So he holed up and focused his attentions on recording a batch of songs that reflected on his suburban upbringing outside of Dallas and what he calls the "failed connections with nature" that exist in these suburban zones (fake lighting, cranked-up air conditioning, golf courses, and gated "communities" where everyone keeps to themselves). But despite the loneliness and melancholic themes there is a remarkable amount of color to his music. Like its the sound of what hed want to have playing on his headphones while riding a bike thru these neighborhoods -- the sound necessary to make these places seem lively and fun. Music blog Visitation Rites hits the nail on the head when saying "his music reflects a parallel fixation with the tape reel as a cutting board for the psychic trappings of middle class American youth."  Rangers is drawing from an entirely different set of musical influences than the rest of his peers - combining a passion for Manchesters Northern Soul sound with early 80s rock radio staples like Rush and The Police and the 70s prog-fusion of Weather Report. Plus hes got the chops to pull off this unlikely union -- in fact the cutting engineer for "Suburban Tours" was utterly baffled and commented that it sounded to him like a lost Steely Dan session recorded onto a mangled microcassette tape. Thats a good thing, right? Full color pro-printed covers and insert - also includes a download coupon for the mp3 version." - OESB.

Artist: RANK / XEROX
Title: S/T
Format: 7"
Label: Mongo Bongo
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
"The debut 7-inch of San Francisco band RANK/XEROX. Their previous release was a split cassette with Grass Widow, now sold out. They might very well admit to being a part of a nebulous, fractured SF art punk scene which could encompass acts like Brilliant Colors, Culture Kids, Nodzzz, Traditional Fools and the aforementioned Grass Widow. The sound of Rank/Xeroxs four-song 7-inch is one of post-punk tension, messy but vaguely pop in a fractured fashion, equal parts guitar scratchers and synth screamers." - Mongo Bongo.
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Artist: RANK / XEROX
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Make A Mess
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"The debut LP from San Francisco post-punkers RANK/XEROX. The album follows a now-out-of-print four-song 7" and a split cassette with Grass Widow. Their sound is one of post-punk tension, messy but vaguely pop in a fractured fashion, guitar scratchers and synth screamers. The LP inhabits darker, danker spaces than previous recordings; damaged dirges seep out from a confused consciousness and are stared down by obtuse ragers and disorienting excursions into the synth zone. Recorded in a Chinatown dungeon by San Francisco luminaries ERIC BAUER (aka King Riff) and TY SEGALL. " - Make A Mess.
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Artist: RANK/XEROX
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Blast First Petite
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"Data-data-data-data goes the nagging needled guitar. This starts a 26-minute high velocity dystopian call to arms. 1978 shot through the 21st century canon (hello Savages). Tanted, chanted U.S. post-punk rock boy trio with a too-smart, too-cute, small "p"-pop sensibility with one of those mysterious classic cover artworks that, so alluringly simple, it acts as a portal into a whole other dimension. Wire(y), early Liars(y), with a dash of the Scritti trio that combine to make their very own highly potent cocktail of the now. If this doesnt have you jumping round the room, then you are already dead, daddio." -Blast First Petite.

Artist: RANK/XEROX
Title: S/T
Format: CD
Label: Blast First Petite
Country: UK
Price: $13.00
"Data-data-data-data goes the nagging needled guitar. This starts a 26-minute high velocity dystopian call to arms. 1978 shot through the 21st century canon (hello Savages). Tanted, chanted U.S. post-punk rock boy trio with a too-smart, too-cute, small "p"-pop sensibility with one of those mysterious classic cover artworks that, so alluringly simple, it acts as a portal into a whole other dimension. Wire(y), early Liars(y), with a dash of the Scritti trio that combine to make their very own highly potent cocktail of the now. If this doesnt have you jumping round the room, then you are already dead, daddio." -Blast First Petite.

Artist: RANKO, SLAVA
Title: Arctic Hysteria
Format: LP
Label: Adolescent
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"ORIGINAL SEALED COPIES of this intense synth weirdo LP from 1981..Strange mix of dark synth and Classical Japanese melodies...contains insert. From back cover notes: "I do not want to play music which sounds as if it comes from familiar instruments, music which is based on chord patterns, or music which fits nicely within any particular stereotyped tradition... What I want is the terrifying, the menacing, the cruel, the chaotic, the darkly exciting, the ecstatic, the irrational -- music that resounds between the cells and in the intergalactic voids..." --Slava Ranko. Nuff said there really... if you are into fucked up synth records you NEED to own this. He was also the producer for FACTRIX and TUXEDOMOON if that means anything to ya... HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" - Aaron Dilloway.

Artist: RANTA, MICHAEL
Title: Yuen Shan
Format: Double LP
Label: Metaphon
Country: Belgium
Price: $36.00


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


Artist: RANTA, MICHAEL
Title: Yuen Shan
Format: CD
Label: Metaphon
Country: Belgium
Price: $15.00


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


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


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

"What a stunning surprise discovery of this obscure ensemble with Michael Ranta, Mike Lewis and Krautrock master Conny Plank. As on the legendary Wired LP on the Free Improvisation box set (Deutsche Grammophon 1974) they created an amazing free form abstraction, a floating resonant and timeless music, similar in many ways to the early experiments of Tangerine Dream but in a world of its own, in all their twisted exotic and melancholy beauty... To be filed under classic Krautrock, a masterpiece!" - Steven Stapleton.

Artist: RANTA/MIKE LEWIS/CONNY PLANK, MICHAEL
Title: Mu
Format: Double LP Boxset
Label: Metaphon
Country: Belgium
Price: $100.00
"The only time this ensemble got together before was for the singular and legendary Wired session recorded in 1970 and published on the Deutsche Grammophon box set Free Improvisation in 1974. The Wired session also included Karl-Heinz Böttner while this release of Mu just has the trio of Ranta, Lewis and Plank. Mu got recorded a few months after the Wired session, in Planks studio, but never got released strangely enough. Yet its a true hidden treasure of marvelous minimal psychedelic improvisations with an oriental touch controlled and mixed by Diabolis in Musica Conny Plank. Although the intense recording session ended early in the morning the mixdown was still done straight afterwards of which this is the direct result for MU1, Mu2, and Mu4. For Mu3 Michael Ranta added live percussion to the original tape mix and dedicated it to Mike Lewis. Due to circumstances and moving to different continents they never had the chance to meet again. Previously unreleased studio material from 1970 recorded a few months after the legendary Wired session. Hardboard linen 2LP box version, containing 2 LPs and a large-format 16-page booklet with biography text and notes from Michael Ranta (in Dutch, German and English). Edition of 300 copies." -Metaphon
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Artist: RAPOON
Title: Ghosts From A Machine
Format: 3 LP Box Set
Label: Vinyl-On-Demand
Country: Germany
Price: $82.00
"Rapoon is the ethno-ambient solo project of Zoviet France co-founder Robin Storey. The music of Rapoon reflects the fascination for the minimalistic but rhythmic music of West-Africa and India. Rapoon uses the musical construction techniques of loops and rhythmic repetition as a kind of platform for inducing a sort of trance like reception. The tracks chosen on this box-set are taken directly from the original 4 track cassettes. These recordings are sometimes copies of complete mixes that found their way onto released albums, sometimes sub-mixes and parts of mixes, and sometimes elements that were never used in any released material. Working with multiple 4track machines which remained non-synchronised, these are the re-discovered compositions which have remained hidden until now." -Vinyl-On-Demand
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Artist: RASMUSSEN, METTE, PAUL FLAHERTY & CHRIS CORSANO
Title: Star-Spangled Voltage
Format: LP
Label: Hot Cars Warp
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Star-Spangled Voltage captures the first meeting of Mette Rasmussen (alto saxophone) and Paul Flaherty (alto & tenor sax). Providing connective tissue behind the drums is frequent collaborator to both saxophonists, Chris Corsano, who also recorded and mixed the album. Long-time purveyors of the hated music, Flaherty & Corsano began playing together in 1998. A whole slew of records and tours followed, both as a duo and in collaboration with people like Joe McPhee, Thurston Moore, Heather Leigh Murray and Christina Carter, Tony Conrad, and Jim ORourke, among others. Rasmussen and Corsano are a newer duo, with their first meeting in 2013 being released on Relative Pitch Records as All the Ghosts at Once. But it wasnt until June 2014 that these three fire musicians found themselves under the same roof, which they would quickly proceed to blow right-the-hell off the joint. The near-telepathic connection between the three isnt something youd expect from the first meeting of such disparate histories, but why look a gift-horse in the mouth? Flahertys free-form gale forces and tear-jerking cries have been heard blowing in and out of his native state of Connecticut since the early 70s. In true DIY fashion, he self-released his first record, Orange-In The Midst of Chaos in 1978. Danish-born, Norway-based Rasmussen has fewer records under her belt, but in recent years she has stormed the European scene, whether it be as a soloist, in trio with Alan Silva, or in Mats Gustafssons Fire Orchestra. Here, Rasmussen plays with pitch-wisdom well beyond her, or most anybodys, years while Flaherty unleashes with all the screaming exuberance of youth; and the two continually snake lines around Corsanos blasts as he moves between time-keeping and time-destruction. Theres plenty of all-out, high energy playing on Star-Spangled Voltage, but theres also an underlying sensitivity to musicality and collective sound, so the proceedings never turn into a battle of egos. And the group has freely improvised/spontaneously composed architecture, breaking down at times into solos and duos. Salt, a duet between Rasmussens prepared-sax and Corsanos bowed metal, builds an alien inner-ear landscape of difference tones, unisons and near-unisons to end side A. The album closes with a sax duet, In the Light of Things, with Rasmussen and Flaherty already sounding like old friends." - Hot Cars Warp.

Artist: RASPBERRY BULBS
Title: Deformed Worship
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $22.00
"The second album by New Yorks Raspberry Bulbs. Since their debut LP Nature Tries Again (Hospital Productions, 2011) RB has grown from the solo project of M. del Rio (HWCT from Bone Awl) into a five-piece of extraordinary force and focus. The first studio version of Deformed Worship was scrapped, and its songs re-recorded by the band on cassette 8-track in November 2012, before being mixed and mastered by Kris Lapke (Alberich). Stomping, vicious and unrelenting. Nine songs. Thirty minutes. Raspberry Bulbs defies the constraints of classification but is often mistakenly labeled as a black metal band. It is not a black metal band." -Blackest Ever Black.

Artist: RASPBERRY BULBS
Title: Nature Tries Again
Format: LP
Label: Hospital Productions
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"We are proud to announce the first vinyl offering from this lone black metal band which calls into questions the dilemma we are faced with in this world of consciousness and the quickening pace that we approach the unknown. Recorded Winter 2010. Edition of 500." - Hospital Productions. Solo project from the drummer of Bone Awl.
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Artist: RASPBERRY BULBS
Title: Privacy
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $22.00
2015 repress. "Raspberry Bulbs is the invention of visual artist and musician Marco del Rio, who, under the guise of He Who Crushes Teeth, co-founded Bone Awl -- one of the most distinguished black metal projects ever to come out of the U.S. Raspberry Bulbs debut album, Nature Tries Again, emerged in 2011. Hitherto a solo endeavor, RB expanded to a five-piece in the wake of Natures release, and sought to make a definitive break from black metals musical signifiers, if not its underlying themes of alienation and abjection -- a path of self-discovery that culminated in the bruised, dynamic visions of their sophomore LP, Deformed Worship (BLACKEST 018LP). Privacy arrives barely a year after its predecessor, but its a markedly more developed and far-reaching album. Songs of excoriating intensity once again form the basis of the work -- the no-frills 4-track recording capturing all the violence and nuance of del Rios vocals, of the dual guitar rapport, and the machine-gun rhythm section -- but this time theyre interspersed with eerie electronic miniatures, instrumental pieces that suggest unseen worlds, malign energies, forces beyond our comprehension and control. This aura of the uncanny is no accident. Though its practically impossible to describe Raspberry Bulbs music without mentioning punk or metal, the bands most important influences are literary: in particular Lovecraft, Machen, Chambers et al." - Blackest Ever Black.

Artist: RAT COLUMNS
Title: Fooling Around EP
Format: 12"
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
"First vinyl release of the definitive version of "Fooling Around," which appeared in truncated form on Rat Columns 2014 album Leaf (R.I.P. Society). Its void-chasing motoric and moody jangle evoke Splendour of Fear-era Felt or David Kilgour at his dreamiest, strapped to the engine of NEU!s "Für Immer." "Living in the New World" summons Orange Juice or The Modern Lovers, but with a darker, more delirious edge; "Should I Leave You Alone?" closes with square-jawed dub-bass and chewy tape FX yielding to baroquely beautiful guitar phrasing and limpid Moog tone-float. Picture sleeve; includes insert and download code. Edition of 500." - Blackest Ever Black.

Artist: RATAS DEL VATICANO
Title: Mocosos Pateticos
Format: LP
Label: Siltbreeze
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Ratas Del Vaticano ("Rats of the Vatican") are a quartet hailing from Monterrey, Mexico, who assail ears with a most excellent assemblage of punk spew that can best be pitched as "KBD-like." Some of the slicker dicks out there will be familiar with Mocosos Pateticos ("Pathetic Kids") already, as it was available for a short time in 2008 as a download on David Serranos Nene label. But for those unconcerned with being the emperors of ice cream, Siltbreeze put their money where your mouth is and are making this fantastic release available on the much-in-vogue LP format. Originally formed as a drunken joke (where have you heard that one before?), Ratas Del Vaticano quickly realized they were onto something. With the addition of Violeta on bass (fresh from a quick stint as second guitarist for Los Llamarada), the band felt solidified enough to cut some tracks. And, man, can these guys slice n dice! Guttural, sneering, cynical, sarcastic, Ratas Del Vaticano dish it out in buckets like rancid pozole. Tack on the crude, fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants recording quality, and youve got a monster to rival the likes of Sods, Mentally Ill, Guilty Razors, Sperma, or Tampax in the pantheon of Killed By Deaths greatest scuzz gladiators. Pressed in an edition of 700; look for Ratas Del Vaticano to play the Siltbreeze showcase at the forthcoming 2009 SXSW in Austin, and maybe even a US tour later in the year." -Siltbreeze

Artist: RATAS DEL VATICANO
Title: S/T
Format: 7"
Label: Volar
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"Here we have four songs by the great Monterrey, Mexico punk band, their first release after their Siltbreeze-released LP Mocosos Pateticos-their Killed By Death-meets-Dead Moon punk winning over audiences across the US. Along with their neighbors Los Llamarados, XYX, and Inservibles, RATAS DEL VATICANO play a large part in the recent resurgence of Mexican punk and general musical weirdness that has caught on this side of the border." - Volar.

Artist: RATAS DEL VATICANO
Title: Tiempos de Austeridad
Format: LP
Label: Captcha
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"More primo, kick-ass punk rock from Monterrey, Mexicos RATAS DEL VATICANO. Pressed on one-sided vinyl with an etching on the B-side. Edition of 500 copies." -Captcha

Artist: RATHAUS
Title: Rathaus Rathaus Rathaus
Format: 12
Label: A Wicked Company
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
“A Wicked Company - having previously seated five seditious acts of combustible menace at our table from 2013-2015 - was just about to disappear into another 19 year breather (cf. our carbonic precursing at Vertical Records), lay back and bear witness to the kind of hell we wrought. That was THE PLAN (not to mention, our credit card was maxed). No sooner did we commit to this plan of senescence than did it unravel in our face. A PATH trip back from Hoboken one summer night in 2014 resulted in a chance meeting with an agent provocateur of the Rathaus clan, ECMO The Rat, who slipped us the bands first cassingle, the cover garishly inked in vomity reds and purples. Four or five consecutive listens to the shrill incandescence of FSK/ECD (aka ✰Rathaus✰), however, and we were convinced: THE RAT WAVE IS UPON US. Rathaus followed with a second ugly spool of basement stabs in early 2015 (✰Rathaus Rathaus✰) and then somehow roped local bon vivant Jordan Lovelace (Tournament/Pampers/ occasional Foster Care drummer) into producing five new abdabs of charred alert in the summer of 2015, which we now thankfully hold in our hands as ✰Rathaus Rathaus Rathaus✰. RATHAUS: there are three. The previously mentioned ECMO is the unmistakable ringleader, the chill shrill, as has been opined. Wrapping herself in the guitar barb of the first Teenage Jesus & The Jerks 7”, she conjures an unanticipated swell of treble. Lurking in the shadows of her own Brainplan Records since the late 00s under various home recorded guises (Car Phyte. Dr. Evilletown. Hatecha. Circle Moons…), ECMO owns a four track heritage as wonky and innovative as any messthetic from decades previous. (ECMO also dances and plays real instruments, like, professionally!) David Rat seems tove been tethered to ECMO since high school, but those are not tales for AWC to tell. Whats more to the point is how hes evolved from a dumb thwacker of the bass instrument to a sleeveless Lemmy of stewed moonbeams- pupils pinned to the back of his skull, neck throbbing and more density with each passing song. Thereve been times during Rathaus sets when David crashes through the ceiling like a super fuzz big muff beanstalk. Jesus. Anchoring these malcontents is Peter Rat and his barely-there kit (snare, tom, cymbal). Gnashing within a monochromatic palette of american primitive percussion, Peter thrusts the two stander uppers into a zone of malfeasance and together, they hurt. It may sound like just noise to your pappy, but he is, after all, a dolt. What we have here is nothing less than a trip into the UPPER REGISTERS OF A RAT ROCK FUTURE, one we could not have known existed had we planned it.” - A Wicked Company.

Artist: RATKJE, MAJA/LOTTA MELIN
Title: Illegal Parking
Format: 12"
Label: Kning Disk
Country: Sweden
Price: $14.50
"Limited Edition of 450. Maja S. K. Ratkje: Microphone (track 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12) and theremin (track 3). Lotta Melin: Theremin (track 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12). Recorded, produced and mixed by M. Ratkje at The Best Studio in Oslo/SPUNK studio, spring 2006." - Kning Disk. Maja Ratkje of Fe-Mail.

Artist: RATS WITH WINGS
Title: Aide-Memoire
Format: Double LP
Label: Rats With Wings
Country: Australia
Price: $40.00
"Double LP of material taken from CD-R releases: The Fish Rots From The Head (unreleased), Southern Oscillation Index (HoLR) CDR-RWW (MIR), Ratified Loopholes (AEN), Ashtray Cabbage (Fiend), Get And Put (Deadline), Out Vile Jelly! (Gold Soundz), Night Science and Underground Australia compilations (Cipher Productions). All covers with fried compact disc glue to the cover. Extremely limited."
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Artist: RATS, THE
Title: Intermittent Signals
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"The second release by Portlands own Rats, Fred and Toodys pre-Dead Moon outfit. This record hails from 1981 and holds a place in Portland punk history. Considerably better sound quality compared to the first record. Poster included and tip-on jacket." -Mississippi

Artist: RATS, THE
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Formed in 1979 by Fred Cole from the 1960s garage rock band The Lollipop Shoppe. Cole played guitar and sang, his wife Toody played bass and sang, and initially Rod Rat played drums. Their sound was a raw mix of punk rock and garage rock with occasional country touches. Mississippi Records is the first to reissue this pre-Dead Moon classic." -Mississippi

Artist: RATTI, NICOLA
Title: Ossario Vol. 1
Format: 12"
Label: Holidays
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
“Through the use of sound generated from modular synthesizer, tapes and samples, Nicola Rattis Ossario is a collection of 10 separate and independent songs -- in two volumes, available separately -- introducing a new and radical composing method. The aim is to build some kind of musical skeletons designed not to be covered in flesh and tissue, but trying to reduce everything to the bone. Simple sounds generated with magnetic tape saturation or electric pulses match with elements belonging to the language of techno music, shifting the focus away from its usual (and predictable) axis to a new (and eccentric) point of view.” - Holidays.

Artist: RATTI, NICOLA
Title: Ossario Vol. 2
Format: 12"
Label: Holidays
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
“Second volume. Through the use of sound generated from modular synthesizer, tapes and samples, Nicola Rattis Ossario is a collection of 10 separate and independent songs -- in two volumes, available separately -- introducing a new and radical composing method. The aim is to build some kind of musical skeletons designed not to be covered in flesh and tissue, but trying to reduce everything to the bone. Simple sounds generated with magnetic tape saturation or electric pulses match with elements belonging to the language of techno music, shifting the focus away from its usual (and predictable) axis to a new (and eccentric) point of view.” - Holidays.

Artist: RAUDIVE BUNKER EXPERIMENT
Title: Falling
Format: 7"
Label: You Dont Have To Call It Music
Country: Germany
Price: $7.00

Artist: RAUDIVE BUNKER EXPERIMENT
Title: S/T
Format: Double LP
Label: You Dont Have To Call It Music
Country: Germany
Price: $30.00
"Reissue of the rare LP from 1982 and additional material from various tapes of that period. Includes two long Industrial tracks in the way of Throbbing Gristle and 22 tracks of experimental minimal synth music, comparable to Cabaret Voltaire and Conrad Schnitzler. The 7" includes two tracks with voice in best minimal synth style. All composed and re- corded in the early eighties by Andy Wilson, who also played with Bourbonese Qualk, released a book about german band Faust and nowadays plays as "Sunseastar" and "The Grand Erector". Comes in gatefold cover with special finish print and stamped inner sleeves. Limited and numbered edition of 500 copies." - You Dont Have To Call It Music.

"Absolute stunning compilation of this early 1980s minimal electronics/ industrial band. The 7" is great but the 2LP document is even more mind- blowing. This is where minimal electronics and psychedelic music meet. Truly old style industrial music as it should be... not aiming at noise for noise but at delivering a great listening experience. A massive compilation that is besides a great document also simply a brilliant release to listen to." - Martijn van Gessel, Enfant Terrible.
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Artist: RAUHAN ORKESTERI & LAUHKEAT LAMPAAT
Title: Sylissain Oot
Format: CD
Label: Ache
Country: Canada
Price: $14.00
"A CD reissue of the RAUHAN ORKESTRI (PEACE ORCHESTRA)/LAUHKEAT LAMPAAT (MEEK SHEEP) album originally released on LP in 2006 by Italys QBICO label. Ten pieces of free-improv-folk-jazz from Finland, with a distinctive foundation of playful vigor and heartening spirit. Some of the tracks take on a higher timbre and slightly more tongue-in-cheek feel as the quartet splinters into the duo Lauhkeat Lamaat." - Ache.

Artist: RAUHANORKESTERI
Title: Felix
Format: 3" CDR
Label: 267 Lattajjaa
Country: Finland
Price: $8.50
"Mellow but mind-blowing free-jazz. First edition of 100, sold out. Second edition in yellow sleeve available." "If you havent already picked up this free-jazz combos recent full-length LP you should try to get that one along with this shorter sample of their sound. Its an organic improv session that breathes countryside air, sensing the grass between its toes and quietly blowing us away. theres not many contemporary free jazz outfits being this quiet but still somehow unleashing so much power. If Felix does not impress you Im guessing no free jazz will." - Mats Gustafsson, Broken Face.

Artist: RAUHANORKESTERI
Title: Hyppy Tunti
Format: 7"
Label: Pohjoisten Kukkaisten Aanet
Country: Finland
Price: $7.50
"We have just released a great party-7" of Rauhan Orkesteri, the best free jazz band of the whole Finland, at least! The records name is "Hyppy tunti" and it continues where the orchestras debut LP left. Birds are singing and the ceiling is coming off the walls. For some free-music diggers this has been the best Finnish 7" of the year!" - Pohjoisten Kukkaisten Aanet. First release since the Lal Lal Lal LP. Limited edition, hand painted sleeves.

Artist: RAUHANORKESTERI
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Lal Lal Lal
Country: Finland
Price: $15.00
"Finnish free jazz masterpiece, co-released with three other small Finnish labels. LP contains lots of beautiful music, joy and energy. Thats why even the birds are singing along with the band." - Lal Lal Lal.
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Artist: RAUM
Title: Event of Your Leaving
Format: LP
Label: Glass, House
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
Repress with white vinyl and white sleeve. "Event Of Your Leaving was recorded by Raum (Jefre Cantu-Ledesma and Liz Harris) in 2011 and 2012. Their first collaborative LP, the record is a loose set of memories, dreams, and images interpreting the work of visual artist Vija Celmins for piano, guitar, keyboard, voice, and tapes. The three-panel, fold-out cover is an offset and letterpress print of a drawing by Harris. This release was commissioned by San Francisco, CA based Glass, house and is supported by a Alternative Exposure Award from Southern Exposure. Artwork printed at Stumptown Printers in Portland, Oregon and LP mastered at Dubplates in Berlin by Rashad Becker. Edition of 500." - Glass, House.

Artist: RAVEN
Title: Back To Ohio Blues
Format: LP
Label: Owl
Country: USA
Price: $34.00
"LADIES AND GENTLEMEN - I am most pleased to announce that despite decades of rumors to the contrary.... RAVEN LIVES!!!! After he recorded and pressed 300 copies of the legendary "Back to OHIO BLUES" LP in 1975 at Columbus, Ohios legendary Owl Studios, (of which you are now holding the only LEGITIMATE reissue) he split for California and later joined the Armed Forces and ended up in Europe, recording what he calls Basement tapes. Raven (he prefers his real name be kept anonymous for now) still writes songs and goofs off alot in his studio. According to family sources, hes been working with a few people on ( Believe this or not RAVEN BACK TO OHIO BLUES TWO ). So when recently informed of the Mythical status of this LP of 30-some years ago,(which sells for well over $IOOO a copy), he laughed heartily. Makes sense considering that back in the day he NEVER SOLD A SINGLE COPY ; it was a pure vanity press which he made to give away to friends and whoever cared to listen!! and so his amusement is certainly understandable. Recorded with the help of musician friends who never performed live together, only during these studio sessions. Raven is one of the classic D.I.Y. characters who never really had much use for the "Rock N Roll Dream Machine" of being a rockstar. He made the music because it was INSIDE of him & needed to be expressed, the true measure of all forms of genius (in my "Hummel" opinion). Like a shark has to swim to breathe, Raven had to record his honest gut-wrenching creations, perhaps exorcising his demons onto wax one could say. Anyone who has already heard this amazing Psyched-out Blues Rock classic KNOWS just what a beast he unleashed on an unsuspecting world, and now YOU dear reader have an opportunity to hear for yourself the awesome angst -driven RAW POWER that is "Back To Ohio Blues". One question many of you may have is, "Is there MORE of this stuff yet unreleased?" and the answer is... YES!!! A release of this material is also in the offing so keep your ears peeled for a future Raven release too! Personally I cant wait, and I consider being one to help spread this Good News a true honor. Its great to know Raven is alive & well and again ready to spring his unique sounds upon an unwary world! - hopefully this time around, the world is ready." - Mike "Rep" Hummel/Old Age/No Age. Signed and numbered by Raven. Previously "unoffically" reissued by Rockadelic. Highly recommended!
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Artist: RAVEN
Title: Back To Ohio Blues
Format: CDR
Label: Owl
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"Raven had 100 Back To Ohio Blues CDs made at Musicol Studio from the master tape. He added 1 additional track, "Evil People". Each CD is signed & numbered." - Owl
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Artist: RAVEN
Title: Back To Ohio Blues
Format: CD
Label: Owl
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"LADIES AND GENTLEMEN - I am most pleased to announce that despite decades of rumors to the contrary.... RAVEN LIVES!!!! After he recorded and pressed 300 copies of the legendary "Back to OHIO BLUES" LP in 1975 at Columbus, Ohios legendary Owl Studios, (of which you are now holding the only LEGITIMATE reissue) he split for California and later joined the Armed Forces and ended up in Europe, recording what he calls Basement tapes. Raven (he prefers his real name be kept anonymous for now) still writes songs and goofs off alot in his studio. According to family sources, hes been working with a few people on ( Believe this or not RAVEN BACK TO OHIO BLUES TWO ). So when recently informed of the Mythical status of this LP of 30-some years ago,(which sells for well over $IOOO a copy), he laughed heartily. Makes sense considering that back in the day he NEVER SOLD A SINGLE COPY ; it was a pure vanity press which he made to give away to friends and whoever cared to listen!! and so his amusement is certainly understandable. Recorded with the help of musician friends who never performed live together, only during these studio sessions. Raven is one of the classic D.I.Y. characters who never really had much use for the "Rock N Roll Dream Machine" of being a rockstar. He made the music because it was INSIDE of him & needed to be expressed, the true measure of all forms of genius (in my "Hummel" opinion). Like a shark has to swim to breathe, Raven had to record his honest gut-wrenching creations, perhaps exorcising his demons onto wax one could say. Anyone who has already heard this amazing Psyched-out Blues Rock classic KNOWS just what a beast he unleashed on an unsuspecting world, and now YOU dear reader have an opportunity to hear for yourself the awesome angst -driven RAW POWER that is "Back To Ohio Blues". One question many of you may have is, "Is there MORE of this stuff yet unreleased?" and the answer is... YES!!! A release of this material is also in the offing so keep your ears peeled for a future Raven release too! Personally I cant wait, and I consider being one to help spread this Good News a true honor. Its great to know Raven is alive & well and again ready to spring his unique sounds upon an unwary world! - hopefully this time around, the world is ready." - Mike "Rep" Hummel/Old Age/No Age. Previously "unoffically" reissued by Rockadelic. Highly recommended!
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Artist: RAVEN STRAIN
Title: s/t
Format: Lathe Cut 7"
Label: AA
Country: USA
Price: $25.00

Artist: RAVEN STRAIN
Title: Trisagon
Format: Cass
Label: Hanson
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"Ever heard of the NORTHVILLE TUNNELS?? Its these underground tunnels in Northville, MI that lead to an old abandoned Mental Hosptial. A teenaged RAVEN STRAIN aka MATT BILLINGS used to hang out in those tunnels... ALOT! This is totally the sound of creeping thru there high on paint, seeing only by the light of a shitty BIC mini lighter... runnin around the hospital and reading the forgotten files of the inmates that once lived there. I remember him telling me a story of snakin some old filing cabinet from there and draggin em home thru the tunnels. I think he recorded that and put it on this tape. Total abandonment, illness, and drugs." - Hanson.

Artist: RAVERS
Title: Bad, Bad World (Ravers Going Underground)
Format: LP
Label: Wah Wah
Country: Spain
Price: $29.00
"Wah Wah proudly unearths another lost gem from the past, this time by studio-exploitation German band The Ravers, a.k.a The Tonics. Under the production of Herbert Hildebrandt (ex-member of The Rattles, credited on some internet blogs to be some kind of German Kim Fowley), members of The Rattles/Wonderland (Achim Reichel) and The German Bonds produced a series of studio albums as cash-in operations, among them some very known works like Hell Preachers Inc. or Bokaj Retsiem. Bad, Bad World is one of those amazing releases. Having in mind the hardest beat/psych rock sounds of the era (the LP was originally released in 1969) and the rhythms that move a dancefloor, they produced this superb collection of groovy Hammond/fuzz/wah-wah driven freak rockers. More than one song here should be on any genre DJs bag, the most direct one being What You Can Do For Your Country, but with the whole LP packed with cool songs moving from the Kinks inspired Weve Got Too Much to early Deep Purple Hammond versus lead guitar duels." - Wah Wah.

Artist: RAVJUNK
Title: Uppsala Stadshotell Brinner
Format: LP
Label: Shadoks
Country: Germany
Price: $40.00
"Shadoks Music present the first reissue of Uppsala Stadshotell Brinner (1977) from Scandinavias punk-psych band, Rävjunk. Hailing from Uppsala, these young musicians recorded what is now seen as a rare gem of the 70s. The bands style was quite unique: they were heavily influenced by German krautrock bands but also saw the heavy psych movement as a bright star. Some tracks on Uppsala Stadshotell Brinner are short with heavy and fuzzed-out guitars, other are ten-minute guitar jams. Uppsala Stadshotell Brinner clearly showcase the contemporary trends of the North European underground. The A-side delivers an impressive edifice of very raw punk rock and hard rock, mixed with some bluesy scales and progressive moves. The heavy drone excursions on the flip-side sound much more Teutonic with obvious krautrock allusions. Several influences are evident, but its all blended into something unique as each member brought their own intriguing ingredients into the music. Guitarist Christer Lindahl was a Hendrix freak and singer Sören G. Andersson was deeply involved in the new punk rock movement. Bassist Lars-Eric was very much into Jack Bruce and Cream, while Peter Ericsson, the drummer, was an avid fan of Can and Guru Guru. Uppsala Stadshotell Brinner is a great 70s Swedish psych album. Edition of 500 (numbered). 180 gram vinyl. Comes in a heavy sleeve and includes a two-page insert." - Shadoks.
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Artist: RAVJUNK
Title: Uppsala Stadshotell Brinner Igen.
Format: LP
Label: Shadoks
Country: Germany
Price: $41.00
"Uppsala Stadshotell Brinner Igen. is the second album by Rävjunk, Scandinavias best punk-psych band from Uppsala, Sweden. This second album includes tracks from rare singles and EPs released from 1979-1980, as well as completely unknown tracks picked by Peter Ericson (drums). Shadoks Music and Ericson were working on this album for weeks, and just before the album was done, Peter sadly passed away. This album is in memory of Peter Ericson, the great Swedish drummer and singer from Rävjunk. Uppsala Stadshotell Brinner Igen. is a great selection of songs influenced by the early pre-punk period ala Stooges/MC5, as well as the longer jamming guitar tracks of German kraut and space-rock bands. They also saw the heavy psych movement as a bright star. Several influences are evident, but its all blended into something unique, as each member brought their own intriguing ingredients into the music. Guitarist Christer Lindahl was a Hendrix freak and singer Sören G. Andersson was deeply involved in the new punk rock movement. Bassist Lars-Eric was very much into Jack Bruce and Cream, while Peter, the drummer, was an avid fan of German bands such as Can and Guru Guru. The first album, originally released in 1977 was titled Uppsala Stadshotell Brinner (SHAD 185LP, 2016), which in Swedish means, "Uppsala City Hotel Is Burning". Uppsala Stadshotell Brinner Igen. is Swedish for "Uppsala City Hotel Is Burning Again". A great album from beginning to end, just as good as the first album for sure. Comes as 180 gram "transparent yellow" vinyl, in a heavy sleeve and with a two-page insert. Edition of 500 (numbered)." - Shadoks.

Artist: RAXOLA
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Radio Heartbeat
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Raxola hailed from the same classic Belgian punk scene as The Kids and Hubble Bubble. Amazing that three groups all put out such staggering LPs! Long regarded as one of the all-time best European punk LPs, Raxola finally gets a legit repressing. Winners such as "84s Man" "Wildcat" and "Old Rat" will continue to quench your sonic palette for years to come." - Radio Heartbeat.

Artist: RAY OFF
Title: Ghost Wolf
Format: CDR
Label: United Fairy Moons
Country: New Zealand
Price: $10.00

Artist: RAY OFF
Title: I Am Not In The Racing Sky
Format: CDR
Label: United Fairy Moons
Country: New Zealand
Price: $10.00
"Ray Off and his three year old son were staring at the clouds one day when the boy made a comment that became the idea behind and the title for Offs first large-scale band "composition". Realised by a crack pick-up group in three weeks and performed to an unprepared gathering at Dunedins None Gallery space, the piece is a fog of harps and sheeps; a cello dissolving in tears to chanteuse Pamela Poppins heartening sirenic solfege. The 27 minute recording seemed a good centrepiece for a cd celebrating a year of "off" actions, and is bookended by two live improvisations. "First Ray" starts off sounding like Black Dice on Sunday morning, before giving way to a cellos conversation with a cliffs edge; "Chinese New Year" sticks one half-thought-out guitar riff into a pipette and attempts to build a ship in a bottle out of broken biscuits." - United Fairy Moons.

Artist: RAY PACINO ENSEMBLE
Title: Be My Lonely Night
Format: Cass
Label: Lal Lal Lal
Country: Finland
Price: $6.50
"Albumful of recordings from the late 90s by this wonderful Swedish trio closely connected to Johannes Nilsson. Packed with folkish wibes and hypnotic hi&lo-fi grooves they sound like the summer sun shining through the smoke of tar production. At the same time it gives you a feeling of eating well and starting to get drunk after a long day in the tar fields. Every song is great like every dance you dance on the dancefloor on a cruiser on the same night. The tape stops just before the police takes you to prison because of otherworldly dancing and wrestling with your beloved ones." - Lal Lal Lal.

Artist: RAY PACINO ENSEMBLE
Title: Be My Lonely Night/ Golden Greats
Format: Double LP
Label: Lal Lal Lal
Country: Finland
Price: $32.00
"This time we have a good reason to wave Swedish flags, because both of our fresh vinyl-releases come from that beautiful country with the lamest beer on earth. Thats maybe the reason for all this incredible music �?? you have to find out something to do because the beer doesnt make you drunk. This incredible 2LP is released together with Jelle Crama, who is also responsible for the beautiful silk screened covers here. The release was fertilized from our love towards the TRPE tape Lal Lal Lal had already put out. It had to be on vinyl and we needed more of those outstanding songs. TRPEs (formerly known as Johannes Nilsson) music is hard to describe. Its joyful, catchy, repetitive and earthbound. To name some collagues, you could find their sound waves vibrating somewhere between The Plastic People of the Universe, Pärson Sound, Caroliner or Philemon Arthur and the Dung. The band comes from a small village of Järna where the members have played together since babies, making music for something like 15 years. Thats where the unique style and excellent songs have slowly gained their form. Edition of 330." -Lal Lal Lal.

Artist: RAY, BRENDA
Title: DYa Hear Me!: Naffi Years, 1979-83
Format: LP
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $23.00
"Sweet post-punk, with a heartfelt reggae/funk influence, analog dub effects and lovely femme-vox. A unique slice of late 70s/early-80s goodness, starring Brenda Ray, whose previous release on EM Records, "Walatta" has been embraced by a large number of listeners. Recorded in Northwest England, DYa Hear Me! is warm-hearted, open, fresh and slyly experimental. With an independent spirit and a true D.I.Y. soul, these 13 tracks, originally released in various formats by Ray aka Brenda Kenny aka Natalie Sand aka Polly Rithm and her musical friends under the moniker(s) Naffi/Naffi Sandwich, were recorded in a simple homemade studio, making full use of the creative options opened up through the full use of simple means -- although the warm, full audio belies any notions of primitivism. Far from media-crazed London, Naffi created a musical world free from lust for the spotlight, focusing solely on the music, and the results are fittingly pure. DYa Hear Me! is a wide-ranging release, with lovely vocal tracks, warm dubs and pleasingly odd instrumentals, all knitted together with a special trans-Atlantic rhythmic sense. Two songs of special interest here are "Moonbeams" and the Young Marble Giants-esque "Everyday Just Another Dream," which are early versions of "Starlight" and "Another Dream" from Walatta. Also noteworthy are several previously-unissued longer versions of some songs. Comes with an insert with (Japanese & English) liner notes written by Brenda Ray, plus rare photos." - EM.
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Artist: RAY, BRENDA
Title: DYa Hear Me!: Naffi Years, 1979-83
Format: CD
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $21.00
"Sweet post-punk, with a heartfelt reggae/funk influence, analog dub effects and lovely femme-vox. A unique slice of late 70s/early-80s goodness, starring Brenda Ray, whose previous release on EM Records, Walatta (EM 1071CD/LP) has been embraced by a large number of listeners. Recorded in Northwest England, DYa Hear Me! is warm-hearted, open, fresh and slyly experimental. With an independent spirit and a true D.I.Y. soul, these 13 tracks, originally released in various formats by Ray aka Brenda Kenny aka Natalie Sand aka Polly Rithm and her musical friends under the moniker(s) Naffi/Naffi Sandwich, were recorded in a simple homemade studio, making full use of the creative options opened up through the full use of simple means -- although the warm, full audio belies any notions of primitivism. Far from media-crazed London, Naffi created a musical world free from lust for the spotlight, focusing solely on the music, and the results are fittingly pure. DYa Hear Me! is a wide-ranging release, with lovely vocal tracks, warm dubs and pleasingly odd instrumentals, all knitted together with a special trans-Atlantic rhythmic sense. Two songs of special interest here are "Moonbeams" and the Young Marble Giants-esque "Everyday Just Another Dream," which are early versions of "Starlight" and "Another Dream" from Walatta. Also noteworthy are several previously-unissued longer versions of some songs. Liner notes written by Brenda Ray. Includes rare photos." - EM.

Artist: RAY, BRENDA
Title: Starlight
Format: 12"
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $18.00
Four 12" tracks cut from the album Walatta (EM 1071CD/LP). Handmade silkscreen print sleeve in a 2-holed disco bag. Super limited edition.
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Artist: RAY, BRENDA
Title: Walatta
Format: CD
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $21.00
"2012 repress. Certainly the most unusual reggae album ever made. Augustus Pablo, King Tubby, Asha Puthli with Ornette Coleman, Lonnie Liston Smith and Pharoah Sanders -- very disturbing slices of psycho-dub/doo-wop/jazz-fusion/exotica music. Her breathy Chordettes meets Susan Cadgan vocals, multi-tracked whisperings about inter-galactic Bluebeat starlights over what sounds like a modulated cut of heavy rhythm. Brenda Ray will be familiar to observers of the Liverpool scene as part of the NAFFI organization through the 80s, also famed as Brenda & The Beachballs. Over the past years, together with cohort Sir Freddie Viadukt (aka The Minister of Noise), she has been aiding and abetting the reggae producer Roy Cousins, once of The Royals, in his program of remastering and reissuing selections from his Tamoki Wambesi imprint. Cousins suggested she record an album using original roots reggae tracks from original tapes. The whole album was overdubbed, played, recorded and mixed between 1995-2005 at NAFFI Studios. Everything was done by herself except the final mix-down with Sir Freddie. The cover photo has Brenda in a pose somewhere between Pharoah Sanders Thembi and Augustus Pablos East of the River Nile with a melodica pointed towards the water." - EM.

Artist: RAY, RUBY
Title: From the Edge of the World: California Punk, 1977-1981
Format: Book + CD
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Born in New York, RUBY RAY migrated to San Francisco in the mid-70s. She entered the underground scene while working at Tower Records in North Beach. When she acquired her first camera, she quickly turned it into a weapon. Ray shot using a Nikon FM and Tri-X 400 film, the fastest film of its time. While documenting new bands and people for Search & Destroy magazine, she wielded her lens like many young DIY artists were brandishing guitars-bold, carefree and absolutely necessary. As a fixture on the first wave punk scene, Ray photographed with a stark intimacy. There are candid shots of the SEX PISTOLS fateful trip to San Francisco, DARBY CRASH slashed and bloodied, EXENE CERVENKA sitting amongst discarded tires like tombstones, and THE AVENGERS PENELOPE HOUSTON writhing on stage. From the Edge of the World comes with a 16-song bonus CD that compiles some of bands photographed in the book: GERMS, THE ZEROS, THE DILS, THE AVENGERS, CRIME, THE SCREAMERS, CHROME, THE BAGS, MUTANTS, FACTRIX, THE SLEEPERS, NEGATIVE TREND, NOH MERCY, PINK SECTION, THE OFFS, and ZEV. Ray accurately prophesied that her scenes art would endure and strove to depict it precisely as it was-breathtaking." - Superior Viaduct

Artist: RAYMILLAND
Title: Recordings 79-81
Format: LP/CD
Label: BDR
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"A collection of archival recordings by this St. Louis postpunk band that had gained an underground reputation in the late 70s through a single released by the influential music and art magazine Praxis, their appearances on Sub-Pop and Dong Dong Tapes cassette compilations, and a self-released demo cassette, as well as rare live performances. Though a bit on the dark side, their songs arent gloomy, but instead full of fractured, angular, angst-driven noise and energy. The 7- track LP comes with an included CD with 5 extra songs, plus a 2-sided photo insert. Limited pressing of 500 copies." - BDR

Artist: RAYNE
Title: Rayne
Format: LP
Label: Shadoks
Country: Germany
Price: $42.00
"LP 450 numbered/heavy sleeve/180 gram pressing/insert. "Frank Saucier and his 3 brothers formed Rayne in 1977, located in a New Orleans suburbia. They recorded the album with good home equipment with no overdubs. The original album (the black album, as they called it) was only pressed 300 times and during a moment of frustration they took a box of the albums and shot them with a shotgun. So, not many left to sell. The music is first class psych rock, strong compositions, great guitars & vocals, just everything right, something you would expect from a band located in New Orleans. Southern spirit and the tough guys dont dance, they play music instead." - Shadoks.
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Artist: RAYON BEACH
Title: Memory Teeth EP
Format: 12"
Label: Horizontal Action
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"We get really excited about bands sometimes, right? Well folks, RAYON BEACH are one of the most head-blasting, endorphin-rushing musical anomalies weve stumbled across in a while, and these six tracks of exotic punk psychedelia are just what the doctor ordered. Located terrestrially in Austin, TX but borne of outer limits only imagined by acid casualties trying to find where Syd Barrett lives, Rayon Beach take us on an incredible ride through surreal soundscapes and off-center arrangements, and pull it all together under a tight black umbrella, soaked in afterbirth and glowing like weird moon rocks. With aural slices so scrappy and inspirational, they effortlessly conjoin shards of obscure noise, not unlike the uncategorizable brilliance of The Deviants, Swell Maps, and The Soft Boys, in that inescapable running of the primal Pink Floyd nuance through the chainsaw-style state of mind. With no Gold edition, and only 550 black vinyl copies available of this high-powered 12" EPs maiden pressing, you might want to jump all over this before its morphed into something unrecognizable from its original state. Watch out for Cryptic Scissor as well, a side-project emanating from Rayon Beach and Woven Bones as part of the next round of the HoZac Hookup Klub, coming soon."-HoZac. Limited to 550 copies.

Artist: RAZAR
Title: Stamp Out Disco b/w Task Force (Undercover Cops)
Format: 7"
Label: Sing Sing
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"Brisbane in the late 70s seemed to encourage more than its share of youthful rebellion. While the Bjelke-Peterson regime didnt encourage protest, it provided lots to protest against. Punk musics do-it-yourself ethos encouraged ordinary people to take control and have their say. Police harassment, the onslaught of disco, money or the lack of it, television news sensationalism and pre-packaged teenage entertainment such as Countdown meant there was a lot to sing about. And the vibrant Brisbane music scene produced a remarkable number of you bands that, while not achieving the international fame of The Saints, made their mark on the hearts and minds of the local audience.  Razar was formed in Brisbane in 1977. The band featured vocals by seventeen year old Marty Burke, with fifteen year old Bob Wackley on bass, his eighteen year old brother Greg (Keg) Wackley on drums and sixteen year old Steve Mee on guitar. All four had known each other at school and had performed in earlier cover bands. The boys were keen musicians, and were already starting to write their own original material. With Razar, the music and the thrust hit you somewhere between Gut Central and the Pleasure Centre - you just cant help but feel great. The playings sharp as the name. Each number was like a jolt of power, the whole thing sussed for maximum effect. No sloppy intros, missed lines, fuzz out anti-climaxes. Just a two-three minute surge, then cut." -Sing Sing. "Every song we has was very fast. Out policy, our slogan at the time was YOUNG, FAST & NON-BORING" -Marty Burke.




Artist: RAZEN
Title: Endrhymes
Format: LP
Label: Kraak
Country: Belgium
Price: $27.00
“Brussels-based group Razen present Endrhymes, a work of hardcore melodic minimalism and raw, dystopian deep listening. Exclusive artwork by Bryan Lewis Saunders. The four pieces on Endrhymes thrive on an almost compulsory focus and improvisation carefully developed during many concerts. As a trio, Razen erase the acoustic deep listening from their previous album to explore territory of raw, melodic, and psychedelic minimalism that refers to the massive works of Louis Andriessen. The first and last tracks are raw, pulsating improvisations built out of short, melodic motives that create a slowly changing arch of musical tension, while the centerpieces destroy the musical center and drop the listener into a cold, dystopian place, left alone and subject to powers beyond knowledge. Razen leave the listener no choice: immerse. Layout by Jeroen Wille, Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker. Includes download code for MP3, FLAC, and other formats. Edition of 320.” - Kraak.

Artist: RAZEN
Title: Rim Saraband
Format: Cass
Label: Sloow Tapes
Country: Belgium
Price: $9.00
"Esoteric improvisations deeply rooted in medieval, world and folk music. This Brussels duo plays an impressive variety of traditional instruments (santur, bombus, bouzouki, psalterium, bagpipes, hurdy gurdy etc) in transcendental dimensions. Has Bryan Lewis Saunders reciting on one track. 80 copies." - Sloow Tapes.

Artist: RAZIKA
Title: Nytt Pa Nytt
Format: 7"
Label: Smalltown Supersound
Country: Norway
Price: $9.00
"Razika are four 18 year old girls from Bergen whove sweetly stumbled upon a killer mix of Slits style get-up-&-go, ultra catchy pop-hook mayhem & a shamble-punk attitude which makes this, their debut 7", infinitely irresistible. Theyve also thrown in a dollop of 2-tone stolen from that labels best 45s but shot through with power-pop veins. Its a sound that speaks of pre-internet basement parties, raiding charity shop bins for threads to impress someone no good for you & living each day like its the last one of summer." -Smalltown Supersound.
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Artist: RÜHM, GERHARD
Title: Masoch
Format: CD
Label: Tochnit Aleph
Country: Germany
Price: $14.00
"First release of Gerhard Rühms Radio-Play Masoch. A ritual recitation of Leopold von Sacher-Masoch and Ignatius von Loyola for one female and one male speaker, a chorus of speakers, and tape. "When the sexual pathologist Richard von Krafft-Ebing coined the term »masochism« in 1890, he was referring to the preferred literary topic and the lived obsessions of the Austrian writer Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. With the help of biographical highlights based on various documentary material, Gerhard Rühm has developed a type of anecdotal psychogram of Sacher-Masochs personality. In this process, "a parallel counterpart crystallized almost inevitably: the figure of Ignatius von Loyola, for whom the obscure inner compulsion of total subjugation" Rühm says "manifested itself from seemingly contrary motivations–the eradication rather than stimulation of the flesh." Gerhard Rühm (b.1930) is an Austrian writer, visual artist, composer, performer of experimental / phonetic poetry, radio and theatre author and publisher. He is considered one of the most important artists of experimental poetry. Gerhard Rühm was a founding member of the “Wiener Gruppe” (1954-1960) with Friedrich Achleitner, H.C. Artmann, Konrad Bayer, and Oswald Wiener. Given the radicalism of their writing, works of art, and happenings, the group is considered to be the first avantgarde movement in Austria, thus contributing decisively to the origin of the Vienna Actionism. Comes with 16 page booklet. Edition of 300." - Tochnit Aleph.

Artist: RÜHM, GERHARD
Title: Verlautbarungen
Format: CD
Label: Tochnit Aleph
Country: Germany
Price: $20.00
"CD presenting 37 solo text-pieces, phonetic poems and poetry duets (with Monika Lichtenfeld) written and composed between 1952 and 2010. Recorded 2011 at Piethopraxis Tonstudio, Cologne by Marcus Schmickler. Comes with 24 pages booklet with liner notes by Gerhard Rühm, in fullcolour 6-panel digipak. Gerhard Rühm (born 1930 in Vienna, lives in Cologne and Vienna) is an Austrian writer, visual artist, composer, performer of experimental / phonetic poetry, radio and theatre author and publisher. He is considered one of the most important artists of experimental poetry. He studied piano and composition at the National Academy of Music and Interpretative Arts in Vienna and later received private tuition from Josef Matthias Hauer. Gerhard Rühm was a founding member of the “Wiener Gruppe” (1954-1960) with Friedrich Achleitner, H.C. Artmann, Konrad Bayer, and Oswald Wiener. Given the radicalism of their writing, works of art, and happenings, the group is considered to be the first avantgarde movement in Austria, thus contributing decisively to the origin of the Vienna Actionism. Rühm belongs to the classics of modern German-language literature. Scores of new genres, such as “visual music”, “auditory poetry” and “gestural drawing”, are among his wide-ranging, heterogenous work that emerges from the interface of literature, visual art and music. His work, which bears the influence of Expressionism and Dadaism, is often based on ready-made material taken from everyday life, which he then adapts using a particular formula. In a spirit of play, and without subjecting himself too rigidly to self-imposed rules, astounding, multi-layered effects of meaning emerge from an extreme concentration of means." - Tochnit Aleph.

Artist: REACTIONARIES, THE
Title: 1979
Format: LP
Label: Water Under the Bridge
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"The precursor to The Minutemen. Side one documents a 10-song practice tape recorded in 1979, plus a bonus side of mostly knuckleheaded San Pedro people doing their renditions of the same ten songs. 12-inch vinyl-only release brought to you by Water Under The Bridge and 45 rpm Records. Practice tape recorded in San Pedro, CA at the shed in back of Georges house on 17th Street, across the street from San Pedro High School, January 1979. Bonus side features ten Reactionaries songs from Side A covered by 38 members of different San Pedro-affiliated bands, both past and present. Cover art by Joe Baiza. The Reactionaries: Martin Tamburovich - singing, D. Boon - guitar, Mike Watt - bass and back-up, George Hurley - drums." - Water Under the Bridge.
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Artist: REACTORS, THE
Title: I Want Sex
Format: 7"
Label: Last Laugh
Country: USA
Price: $7.50
"Official reissue from masters.  Only 100 pressed back in 1979...20 of which were destroyed in a flood.  Heres your chance to own one of NYCs finest (and rarest)...without breaking the bank.  First pressing of 500...dont sleep on this!" - Last Laugh.

Artist: READ, DARRYL GROUP
Title: On The Street Tonight
Format: 7"
Label: Last Years Youth
Country: Germany
Price: $11.00
"Recorded in 1975 and 1976, these two proto-punk gems were laid down by Darryl Read of CRUSHED BUTLER, backed by Steve Forest and Charlie Harty of SILVERHEAD. Never released, they are finally seeing the light of day nearly 40 years later! Numbered, limited edition of 500 copies." -Last Years Youth.
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Artist: READING RAINBOW
Title: Restless
Format: 7"
Label: Zoo Music
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"READING RAINBOW, aka the Philadelphia duo of ROB GARCIA and SARAH EVERTON, have a new 7-inch out now on one Zoo Music, the San Diego label run by DUM DUM GIRLS DEE DEE and BRANDON from the CROCODILES. The A-Sides the revved-up Restless, which finds Reading Rainbow sounding more like an echoing noise-pop choir than a twosome. They do a cover of the Velvet Undergrounds Stephanie Says on side B. For now, get hooked on this."-Stereogum. Limited to 500 copies." - Zoo Music.

Artist: REAL ESTATE
Title: Fake Blues
Format: 7"
Label: Woodsist
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"REAL ESTATE is songwriter MARTIN COURTNEY on vocals and guitar, MATT MONDANILE (DUCKTAILS, PREDATOR VISION) on guitar, ETIENNE DUGUAY (Predator Vision) on drums, and ALEX BLEEKER on bass. Having grown up playing shows with friends from Vivian Girls and Titus Andronicus, the members of Real Estate have played together in a variety of incarnations since their middle school years in Ridgewood, NJ. Real Estates songs reflect influences from Paul Mccartney and the Grateful Dead to the Clean and New Jerseys own Yo La Tengo and The Feelies, all the while crafting unique pop songs about what they know: growing up in suburbs and hanging at the shore." - Woodsist.
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Artist: REAL ESTATE
Title: Fake Blues
Format: 7"
Label: Half Machine
Country: UK
Price: $7.00
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Artist: REAL ESTATE
Title: Reality
Format: LP
Label: Mexican Summer
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Long-awaited 12" from one of the most blogged about bands in Brooklyn. Amazing, infectious fuzz-pop that establishes Ridgewood, New Jersey as the current cultural center of these United States. Genre straddling, mind-bending, indierockpopsurfjanglepunk craziness. The massive amount of press attention given to these guys doesnt begin to do justice to their universal appeal and brilliant songwriting. One of the most anticipated records in the history of Mexican Summer and well worth the wait. Features Matt Mondanile of Ducktails." - Mexican Summer. Repressed.
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Artist: REAL ESTATE
Title: S/T
Format: CD
Label: Woodsist
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Real Estate waft in on vibes of hazy summers past. The New Jersey quartet of Martin Courtney IV, Matthew Mondanile III, Etienne Pierre Duguay and Alex Bleeker cut the sleeves short and the pop smooth to shade you from the midday heat. Every song works its way to that part of your consciousness that reveled in the fleeting waves of freedom that eked in once classes broke and the sun lingered a little longer over suburban roofs. And with three quarters of the band holding down Garden State roots its no surprise that a bit of Jersey indie-pop heritage sneaks its way into their sound, lifting the most sun streaked moments from The Feelies and Yo La Tengo and filtering them through the kaleidoscope of memories aimless drives through parched neighborhood streets. Martin Courtneys songwriting has a way of wrapping up the immediacy of youth with the ennui of age for the perfect shade of bittersweet bliss, mind you though, much heavier on the sweet than the bitter. Add to this Mondaniles (Ducktails/ Predator Vision) shimmering guitar strains full of equal parts sea foam and beer foam, pepper in the boardwalk clatter of Duguays drums Bleekers staccato low end and the perfect afternoon is just a lawn chair and boom box away." -Andy French/raven sings the blues

Artist: REAL ESTATE
Title: Suburban Beverage
Format: 7"
Label: Underwater Peoples
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"Real Estate is songwriter Martin Courtney on vocals and guitar, Matt Mondanile (of Ducktails and Predator Vision) on guitar, Etienne Duguay (of Predator Vision) on drums, and Alex Bleeker on bass. Having grown up playing shows with friends from Vivian Girls and Titus Andronicus, the members of Real Estate have been together in a variety of incarnations since their middle school years." -Underwater Peoples
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Artist: REAL KIDS, THE
Title: Shake...Outta Control
Format: LP
Label: Ugly Pop
Country: Canada
Price: $23.00
"Its been 38 years since Bostons REAL KIDS debuted with the finest rocknroll record ever committed to tape, and now theyre back with a long-awaited new full-length on legendary hometown label Ace Of Hearts and Canadas Ugly Pop. Of course, long time fans can always be excused some apprehension when a band of this vintage presents new material so deep into their career, but theres no cause to fret here. Shake...Outta Control is a fantastic return to form, a strong set of powerful, memorable and engaging songs that do absolute justice to this bands legacy. While some bands lose track of their own soul in forced attempts at progression, and others risk diminishing returns by simply treading the water of their earlier work, 2014 finds the Real Kids negotiating this path beautifully. Boasting both the raw energy and tough hooks of 1977 and the matured chops and expanded palette of frontman John Felices Nothing Pretty LP, the dozen songs on this disc settle easily among the bands best work. Producer Rick Harte guides with an expert hand, integrating Hammond organ and pedal steel seamlessly into a full yet suitably unpolished whole, and the songs run the gamut from quieter but intense ballads like a definitive new Common At Noon and a sublime take on Jonathan Richmans Fly Into The Mystery to fast-paced rockers like All Night Boppin (powered along by highly caffeinated barroom piano) and of course the instant classic title track, a high-energy gem anchored by the sort of classic Boston punk rocknroll riff that made this bands name. Culminating in an incendiary Who Needs You?, this is a genuine Real Kids record that will thrill new fans and old alike. Superbly mastered at New Yorks renowned Sterling Sound, Shake...Outta Control is unleashed this month on Ace Of Hearts as a twelve-track CD, with a ten-song LP (cut 100% analog direct from tape and pressed on 180G vinyl) to follow on Ugly Pop." - Ugly Pop.

Artist: REALICIDE
Title: Ready to Fight!
Format: LP
Label: RRRecords
Country: USA
Price: $14.50
"Edition of 350 copies, silk-screened cover -- 1st LP from noisecore/gabber/screamo project from Ohio." - RRR.

Artist: REALLY RED
Title: Crowd Control
Format: 7"
Label: C.I.A.
Country: USA
Price: $7.50
Reissue. "Nineteen seventy-nine debut single from one of Texas, if not the whole damn countrys, greatest punk bands. Immortalized on the second side of the finest of the original Killed By Death comps (#2), Crowd Controladdresses the hassles of serving the public, whether its food or propaganda, via brawny, agile punk and singer U-Rons full-throated roar. Corporate Settings features their soon-to-be trademark sarcastic post-punk edge , but also features some killer melodies underneath the well-deserved bile. Essential."

Artist: REBEL, THE
Title: Exciting New Stadium Venue For Soccer And Execution Of Women
Format: 7"
Label: SDZ
Country: France
Price: $6.50

Artist: REBEL, THE
Title: Five Year Plan
Format: LP
Label: Monofonus Press
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"We couldnt be happier to present to the world a new release from one of our favorite recording artists OF ALL FUCKING TIME! BEN WALLERS aka THE REBEL is the main man behind COUNTRY TEASERS, and continues to amaze with the near constant flow of material out on a variety of labels including a 2007 release from Austin label Emperor Jones. Since playing in our garage in March of 2006 weve kept in contact (aka drunk g-chatting), and a couple months ago he was generous enough to send us 13 songs to choose from. Weve selected our three favorites, and pressed them up proper on a 12_ EP titled The Five Year Plan. Full color everything.... label, jacket, and screen printed B Side. Looks/Sounds amazing. Fans of Ronnie OSullivan will be extra stoked. Limited to only 300 copies." -Monofonus Press

Artist: REBEL, THE
Title: Incredible Hulk
Format: LP
Label: Junior Aspirin
Country: UK
Price: $17.00
"A new full length LP by COUNTRY TEASERS frontman BEN "THE REBEL" WALLERS is always something to be savored. The Incredible Hulk is a brooding and brilliant work. Its darkness is punctured by skewed, experimental pop songs. The epic, pitch-black opener "Ambient Pasteman" details childrens TV character Postman Pats relationship problems ("Postman Pat booted out his wife because Postman Pat didnt like his wife") and is followed by the poppier "Cherish" ("we must cherish the drugs we have, for as long as we have the drugs") and the anthemic "Aiming Low, Getting High" (released on 7-inch by Lexi-Disques last year). "Christmas Every Day" is a snapshot of a nightmare-a man talks in earnest about how he celebrates Christmas every day, watching the Queens speech on endless video loops. The voice emerges from monstrous guitar noise and machine gun fire. Wallers satirical brilliance is to the fore with "On My Own"-it has a rather catchy chorus but the lyrics are an interpolation of a popular pedophile joke which then works as an intro for "The Forest"-a psychotic recontextualization of "A Forest" by The Cure. A crackling copy of that record is put on and gets stuck on Smiths familiar vocal "again and again and again"-looping over and over. Is this an acid blast at 60s-80s recycling in the moribund British pop scene, a twisted tribute, or a sick joke? Or all of the above? The Rebel is fucking with us again-thank God. Limited edition of 500 copies. UK import, no exports outside of North America." -Junior Aspirin
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Artist: REBEL, THE
Title: Northern Rocks Bear Weird Vegetable
Format: LP
Label: Sacred Bones
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Sacred Bones Records presents Northern Rocks Bear Weird Vegetable⿿the next full-length from London, Englands The Rebel. The alter ego of Country Teasers Ben Wallers, The Rebel dates back to the tail-end of the 80s⿿having existed side-by-side throughout the Teasers prolific career⿿often releasing records at a steadier clip than Wallers main project with songs too madcap to fit into even their William- Burroughs-by-way-of-The-Residents take on country music. Wallers characteristic self-aware irony and surreal gender/race ruminations are still present but sitting backseat in this more fleshed out concept album about decaying conditions on the planet 3ar7h. Although Burroughs comparisons are inevitable, Northern Rocks Bear Weird Vegetable could only have been scripted by The Rebel. The albums narrator is in a band, has a valet named Mulholland, but inhabits an otherwise unrecognizable dystopian landscape where evil science laboratories combat college radio personalities, and nuclear war with Iran is well underway. Important issues of today and tomorrow are touched on. In ⿿Why Must I Pay?⿝ Mr. Thatcher, a future Prime Minister, is excoriated for the rising costs of tea, rent, drugs and sex. In ⿿Scarlett Johansen Conceiving the Design⿝ we are shown a horrific world in which starlets replace scientists as consumerdoms inventors. In ⿿Youre Just Like Tammy Wynette⿝ the Radical Islam Problem is diagnosed by looking at the politics of ladies headgear, while in ⿿Turtle v. Octopus⿝ a battle between Lovecraftian ancient adversaries plays out, potentially affecting the future of Music itself. This is the first Rebel album to be recorded in the studio with a live backing band...that band being Country Teasers. In terms of sound, Northern Rocks Bears Weird Vegetable exchanges The Rebels clautrophobic home studio layers and d.i.y. effects for the improvisational band chemistry and controlled looseness of Country Teasers infamous live act." - Sacred Bones.

Artist: REBEL, THE
Title: Race Against Time Hots Up
Format: LP
Label: Junior Aspirin
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"The Race Against Time Hots Up is a big time return to songwriting from COUNTRY TEASERS frontman BEN "THE REBEL" WALLERS. Wallers albums are always something to be savored-but skewed, experimental, sardonic pop music is his metier and The Race Against Time Hots Up is up there with his best albums (such as cult favorites Prawns and Satan Is Real Again). Check out the songs "Tyme," "Colaboration," "Adam, Eve, Mary and Fumeha" or "Keen Air for Chasseur John"-in fact check all tracks, this album is pop-chock-stock full o goodies from the renegade master. Vinyl only, limited to 500 copies only." - Junior Aspirin.
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Artist: REBEL, THE/BOMBER JACKETS
Title: Split
Format: 7"
Label: Savoury Days
Country: UK
Price: $10.00
"A brand new split release between Ben Wallers (Country Teasers) The Rebel and James Pheromoans (Pheromoans) Bomber Jackets. Limited to 300 copies and released as a split release between Kill Shaman and Savoury Days (UK), we have less than 100 copies here in the US after the bands got their share, we split the rest with Savoury Days, then sent a bunch out for radio and stuff. Each band gives out 2 tracks of epic post-whatever weirdness. If youre a fan of the output from any of the people involved in this thing, this is a must have." -Savoury Days/Kill Shaman

Artist: RECCHION, TOM
Title: Proscenium
Format: LP + 7"
Label: Elevator Bath
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
"Proscenium is a subtle and remarkably controlled collection of atmospheres. The air of mystery, deliberate pacing, the deep tones and unidentified sounds of Recchions 2006 album Sweetly Doing Nothing have been explored even further here. Its a logical development but the results are unexpected and strikingly original, sounding wholly unfamiliar and yet like no ones but Tom Recchions. Prosceniums six pieces mostly began life as music for filmmaker/puppeteer Janie Geisers play "Invisible Glass," an adaptation of Poes "William Wilson." The plays intricate beauty and the storys moody confusion have been perfectly mirrored and expanded on by Recchion who used that inspiration as a leaping off point for Prosceniums rich and surprising compositions. "It was an attempt to create a sound world for the viewer that started as they entered the theater and drenched them until they left in an ongoing series of atmospheres." Tom Recchion has been a sound and visual artist/composer/art director and graphic designer in California since the 1970s. He is the co-creator of the legendary Los Angeles Free Music Society (LAFMS) and has collaborated with David Toop, Christian Marclay, Oren Ambarchi, Keiji Haino, and Max Eastley, among many others. Though Proscenium is only his sixth album as a solo artist, Recchion has had many recordings released by labels such as Birdman, Touch, PSF, RRR, Idea, Staubgold, and the Cortical Foundation. He has also written for The Wire magazine. Tom Recchion lives in California. Proscenium consists of one 180-gram virgin vinyl LP inside a black poly-lined sleeve, plus 7" record, each with five-color labels, housed in a full-color gatefold jacket. Included with each copy of this set is a full-color download card featuring access to high-quality MP3s of the complete contents of the vinyl records. Package imagery was created by artist Pae White and photographed by Recchion’s long time music and visual collaborator, noted photographer Fredrik Nilsen and was designed by Colin Andrew Sheffield and Tom Recchion. This package has been issued in an edition of 500 copies." -Elevator Bath.

Artist: RECCHION, TOM
Title: The Incandescent Gramaphone
Format: 10" (78 RPM)
Label: Poobah
Country: USA
Price: $8.50
"This project was done as a cross between a community art project and an experiment with crossing new and old music technology. Recchion wanted to make an object out of its time but still utilize current methodologies as well as older mediums of sound reproduction. The output of that effort is this new 78. The compositions on the record all derive their sounds from 78rpm records- the clicks, the scratches and samples, as well as the sounds that the record makes as an object in 3 dimensional space. **This 78 is limited to 500 made, with 100 being strewn across Old Pasadena as a found object.**" - Poobah.

Artist: RECCHION, TOM
Title: Where Were You On Christmas?/Christmas Filled With Tears
Format: 7"
Label: Meeuw Muzak
Country: Netherlands
Price: $7.25
"Tom Recchion founded the Los Angeles Free Music Society in the late seventies (and if you can find it, try and get the 10 CD box that was released on RRRecords a while ago, which is an excellent documentation), and later on worked with David Toop, Keiji Haino, John Duncan and Smegma. For his solo work he loves exotica, which was ten years ago a term for lounge music of an exotic nature. Mood music played on an organ. These titles, Recchion uses a laptop with Ableton live.. Some strict editing certainly worked well on Tom Recchion contribution to what I call the darkest days of the year, or at least the most boring days. Like Mister Meeuw I dont like Christmas very much, but its a fine day to play all your alternative tunes and avoid Last Christmas and Mister Meeuw adds every year a new tune. Tom Recchion puts on his mood tune hat, and digs for some gospel preacher preaching where you were on christmas. The b-side has an even more sorrowful tune from a guy who lost his father and now he is all alone. Both pieces are precise and to the point. Let the season begin!" - Vital Weekly.
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Artist: RED CRAYOLA
Title: On Forty-Five
Format: 7"
Label: Leiterwagen
Country: Germany
Price: $8.00
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Artist: RED CRAYOLA WITH ART & LANGUAGE
Title: Kangaroo?
Format: CD
Label: Drag City
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Repressed! Reissue of long o/p LP from 1981 (Rough Trade UK). Features guests like Epic Soundtracks, the Raincoats Gina Birch, Allen Ravenstein, Laura Logic, etc." - FE.
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Artist: RED CRAYOLA WITH ART & LANGUAGE, THE
Title: Black Snakes
Format: LP
Label: Drag City
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
"Black Snakes was issued in 1983 as a co-release by Switzerlands Rec Rec and Germanys Pure Freunde label. With a quartet featuring synthist Allen Ravenstine doubling on soprano sax, this was a smaller group than had appeared on either of the Crayolas two previous releases, Soldier-Talk and Kangaroo?. Mayo Thompsons guitar in particular shines in the space allowed by this configuration. As with Corrected Slogans, Black Snakes debuted on CD via Drag City in 1997." - Drag City.

Artist: RED CRAYOLA, THE
Title: Amor and Language
Format: 12"
Label: Drag City
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Amor and Language was one of three Red Krayola releases on Drag City in 1995 (two were from the vault: Coconut Hotel and Kangaroo?). After returning to America in 1994 and producing the first Red Krayola record since Malefactor (it was appropriately self-titled), Thompson was producing new Red Krayola material at a prolific rate -- Hazel was released the following year. When Amor and Language was in production, the pressing plant claimed to hear imperfections in the CD master." - Drag City.

Artist: RED CRAYOLA, THE
Title: Malefactor, Ade
Format: LP
Label: Drag City
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"In 1989, Malefactor, Ade was issued on the UKs Glass Records, which had arranged several years earlier for the first actual release of Mayo Thompsons 1970 solo LP, Corkys Debt to His Father. This was the first Red Crayola record released in five years. The fearlessness with which genres are converted can be disarming, but stick to it -- youll find listening an utter triumph. Malefactor, Ade was reissued on CD by Drag City in the year 2000." - Drag City.

Artist: RED FAVORITE
Title: Red Favorite
Format: LP
Label: Streamline
Country: Germany
Price: $16.00
"Red Favorite, a cycle of compositions for guitars, electronics and voices created by Jeremy Pisani was first released as a limited edition CD on Spirit of Orr and is now offered, as it was originally conceived to appear, on an LP. He moved closer and looked through the peephole. And he saw: the world stretched out before him, a quiet and gentle space with a broad expanse of grass that practically glistened in its greenness. A sparkling brook ran through the meadow in the middle distance, and now he saw that the grass was dotted with the pale blue and soft yellow of many blooming flowers, which, half hidden in the grass, stared out at him like so many frightened eyes. On a distant hilltop stood a grove of small pink trees, covered and obscured by the astonishing pinkness of their blossoms. The world had a sense of freshness, as if it might only be minutes old -- washed clean by a careful springtime rain, dried and scrubbed by a solicitous breeze, burnished to its brightness by the rays of a gentle sun. It was an uncomplicated place, a very simple place. But what it had was quite enough; it had all it needed." -Streamline

Artist: RED HORSE
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Type
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
"Red Horse is the blistering free-post-everything project of drummer/multi-percussionist Eli Keszler and guitarist/mad-scientist Steve Pyne. While both musicians are active in a number of different projects (you probably wouldnt believe Pynes day job even if we told you), Red Horse catches them working with a distilled sense of focus and is for many their breakthrough project. Red Horse (not to be confused with the similarly-titled debut) is the duos second album, and follows the rush of critical acclaim for the first which saw thick-skinned musos wowed by their blistering combination of rhythm and dissonance. As youd expect in a sequel, the budget is higher and the production more widescreen, and a far cry from the near lo-fi grind of its predecessor, this new full-length is exposed to the miniscule detail. The production technique might scare some, but the crisp sound of Keszlers innovative drumming and Pynes complex instrumental destruction has never sounded better or more fitting. Garnishing Keszlers well-worn patented hyperactive splatter-beats, Pyne experiments with a veritable arsenal of home-made equipment -- from gargantuan electrified, automated string sculptures to confusing sequences of reclaimed speakers (taken from a very well known Eastern-themed music box) wired together, creating a wall of screaming feedback. In the wrong hands their sound could easily be stuffy and academic, but Red Horse inject their experiments with a punk spirit rarely heard in the avant garde. Sure, the instruments are being handled by a couple of the best musicians in their field, but it hardly matters -- this is the sound of beautiful cacophony, and like Supersilent before them, theres something undeniably attractive about that concept. Its not your average noise, rock, improv, jazz or experimental record -- its all of the above and a great deal more. Just make sure you listen loud, theres a lot to hear. Cut at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin." -Type

Artist: RED KRAYOLA
Title: Singles
Format: Double LP
Label: Drag City
Country: USA
Price: $27.00
"Eight years later, and in another era entirely, a summing-up occurred with the compilation of short-play Krayola records, Singles. Spanning the years 1969 - 2004, Singles contains many Krayola klassics of the pre-punk, punk, post-punk, etc. eras once represented by labels like Texas Revolution, Rough Trade, Konkurrenz, and uh, Drag City. This comp was released on CD only ten years ago -- imagine that! Here it is for the first time on vinyl." - Drag City.

Artist: RED KRAYOLA WITH ART & LANGUAGE
Title: Sighs Trapped By Liars
Format: CD
Label: Drag City
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"With the entirely new music statement, Sighs Trapped by Liars, The Red Krayola renew their association with conceptual artists, Art & Language. Beginning in 1973, their collaboration includes the video projects Nine Gross and Conspicuous Errors, and Struggle in New York, as well as the much-acclaimed and decried music releases, Corrected Slogans, Kangaroo?, and Black Snakes. Thirty years has mellowed the various parties not at all. The faint-hearted might want to swallow something calming before giving Sighs Trapped by Liars a spin. Sighs Trapped by Liars is as much a delightful bit of latter-day entertainment as it is a sensational musical excursion not trapped in any era. The composers of Red Krayola classics such as Keep All Your Friends, Portrait of V.I.Lenin in the Style of Jackson Pollock, Black Snakes, and Born In Flames have made another try at negotiating the relationship between language and music in this new collection. Speaking in a contemporary (and frequently foul-mouthed) voice they say something we could all stand to hear - in a popular music format that we can all enjoy. Those expecting a further trip into the radical leftist pamphleteering of the former works will have to listen closely; these are new songs for new days. Perspectives are taken from quotes, exhibits and jokes of history are translated into material that addresses the state of the art. This music couldnt be made without the experiences and politics of former days. The questions the 60s asked about the very idea of music and objects inform the practice today; the relationship of these new songs to the old ones is projective and analytical, subject to change without notice." -Drag City.

Artist: RED KRAYOLA, THE
Title: Coconut Hotel
Format: LP
Label: Drag City
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Coconut Hotel hails from 1967, when it was recorded for International Artists in the wake of the international success of The Parable of Arable Land. Too far out for its day (!), Coconut Hotel was eventually issued on Drag City in 1995 and features the original Red Crayola at their most extremely experimental, while still retaining the air of whimsey (One-Second Pieces) that permeates all their releases." - Drag City.

Artist: RED NOISE
Title: Sarcelles-Lochères
Format: LP
Label: Souffle Continu
Country: France
Price: $23.00
"Souffle Continu Records presents the first official vinyl reissue of Sarcelles-Lochères by Red Noise, originally released in 1970. This LP inaugurates Souffle Continus series of ten reissues from the catalog of the cult French label Futura Records, fully licensed by Futura founder Gérard Terronè. Red Noise were founded in May of 1968 by Patrick Vian (son of Boris Vian), who would go on to release Bruits et Temps Analogues (STAUB 126CD) in 1976. Red Noise developed their own unique blend of free jazz and rock with highly political and satirical lyrics. The highlight of their sole full-length release is the 18-minute closer, "Sarcelles cEst lAvenir," which charts an epic journey into proto-noise territories that prefigure the sonic experimentation of the decades to come. Presented in a gatefold sleeve with obi strip and matte finish. Limited to 1000 copies: 700 on black vinyl." - Souffle Continu.

Artist: RED NOISE
Title: Sarcelles-Lochères (Clear Blue Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Souffle Continu
Country: France
Price: $25.00
"Souffle Continu Records presents the first official vinyl reissue of Sarcelles-Lochères by Red Noise, originally released in 1970. This LP inaugurates Souffle Continus series of ten reissues from the catalog of the cult French label Futura Records, fully licensed by Futura founder Gérard Terronè. Red Noise were founded in May of 1968 by Patrick Vian (son of Boris Vian), who would go on to release Bruits et Temps Analogues (STAUB 126CD) in 1976. Red Noise developed their own unique blend of free jazz and rock with highly political and satirical lyrics. The highlight of their sole full-length release is the 18-minute closer, "Sarcelles cEst lAvenir," which charts an epic journey into proto-noise territories that prefigure the sonic experimentation of the decades to come. Presented in a gatefold sleeve with obi strip and matte finish." - Souffle Continu. Clear blue vinyl version. Limited edition of 300 copies.

Artist: RED RIPPERS, THE
Title: Over There... And Over Here
Format: CD
Label: Paradise of Bachelors
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Paradise of Bachelors presents the first-ever reissue of the previously obscure 1983 LP by the Red Rippers. Written and recorded by Navy pilot Edwin Bankston, the albums nine battle-scarred country-boogie dispatches chronicle the experiences of Bankston and his fellow vets in Vietnam and back home. Scarce and seemingly inscrutable, the sole recording credited to the Red Rippers has long captivated and mystified record collectors. When we first encountered Over There... and Over Here, we were fascinated by the prescient, genre-dredging synthe- sis of Waylonesque honky-stomp with early 80s new wave production values and eerie, out-of-time psychedelic guitar leads, weirdly reminiscent of the Blue Öyster Cult and the Meat Puppets at their most desert-drunk. We were intrigued by the records ambiguous provenance (Oracle Records?) and moved by its complex, apparently deeply personal articulation of an enlisted mans efforts to break on through his fear, anger, and disillusionment during and after the Vietnam War." -Paradise of Bachelors.

Artist: RED RIPPERS, THE
Title: Over There... And Over Here
Format: LP
Label: Paradise of Bachelors
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Vinyl edition housed in a thick 24 pt matte jacket, including a digital download coupon and insert. Paradise of Bachelors presents the first-ever reissue of the previously obscure 1983 LP by the Red Rippers. Written and recorded by Navy pilot Edwin Bankston, the albums nine battle-scarred country-boogie dispatches chronicle the experiences of Bankston and his fellow vets in Vietnam and back home. Scarce and seemingly inscrutable, the sole recording credited to the Red Rippers has long captivated and mystified record collectors. When we first encountered Over There... and Over Here, we were fascinated by the prescient, genre-dredging synthe- sis of Waylonesque honky-stomp with early 80s new wave production values and eerie, out-of-time psychedelic guitar leads, weirdly reminiscent of the Blue Öyster Cult and the Meat Puppets at their most desert-drunk. We were intrigued by the records ambiguous provenance (Oracle Records?) and moved by its complex, apparently deeply personal articulation of an enlisted mans efforts to break on through his fear, anger, and disillusionment during and after the Vietnam War." -Paradise of Bachelors.

Artist: RED ROT/HAIRPOLICE
Title: Live Halloween 2006
Format: Cass
Label: AA
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"An amazing live recording of Red Rot Live Halloween 2006.  This one will bring your brains right thru your ears! LOUD!  Dont know whos more excited, Ryan or the audience.  Its not something you had to be there for; you can hear it on this tape.  Hair Police is in rare form on these tracks.  Brutal skin-peelers.  Recorded by N. Young and H. Moerland. " - AA Records.

Artist: RED ROT/HAIRPOLICE
Title: Live Halloween 2006
Format: CD
Label: AA
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"An amazing live recording of Red Rot Live Halloween 2006.  This one will bring your brains right thru your ears! LOUD!  Dont know whos more excited, Ryan or the audience.  Its not something you had to be there for; you can hear it on this tape.  Hair Police is in rare form on these tracks.  Brutal skin-peelers.  Recorded by N. Young and H. Moerland. " - AA Records.

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

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

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

Artist: RED VIOLET RED
Title: Relaxed in Upstate Rain
Format: LP
Label: Domestica
Country: Spain
Price: $26.00
Edition of 525 LPs in silkscreened cardboard three panel gatefold jackets.

A brief history: " Art school student Jeff Gallea meets Lyle Wells at a New Order concert in 1984. They form the synth-pop duo Festival Of Dreams and play a few local Rochester shows. Jeff sings, programs Roland 707 drum machine beats and plays Korg Poly 61 synth bass. Lyle sings, plays Fender electric guitar and Roland Juno 60 synth. Jerry DellaPietra joins to play electric Fender bass. Jeff, Lyle and Jerry all sing lead while recording cassette demos, but feel a designated lead vocalist is needed for live shows. Jerry recommends novice singer Cedric Herrera to audition. The four unite under the new name Red Violet Red in early 1985. While practicing in an abandoned downtown Rochester warehouse with windows open, night club promoter Richard Kaza walks by and hears Red Violet Reds driving new-wave sound. Richard ventures to the 4th floor, listens and invites Red Violet Red to headline at the opening of the new Club Idols. Over 300 punk-rockers, new-wavers and excited music fans pack the small upstate New York venue for their first perfomance. The local crowd hears and watches RVR use their synths and drum machines mixed with guitars and layered voices for a brave modern sound. Everyone dances. This is Cedrics first band, his first gig and he is expectedly nervous. Lyle gets drunk and throws a beer bottle at the club owner. Jeff hits on Adam Ants girlfriend then gets bounced (for the bottle Lyle threw). The party gets out of hand and the Fire Marshal shuts the club down for being over capacity.

Red Violet Red does no future shows at Idols, but Jim Fall, co-owner of lo-fi record company Game Hen Records, hears their intense performance. After that show, RVR is encouraged to record and release an album. In the summer of 1985, sound engineer Gary Zeftig records Red Violet Red at Music America Studios where Metallica recorded their first album "Kill Em All". They self produce and record 8 songs on 24-track analog 2" tape. Game Hen presses two of the songs to 12" vinyl single. 300 records are released. 12 Miles Of Sky b/w Candy Cane. Each record cover is hand painted with a green photo sticker and hand numbered. A basement flood at Game Hen destroys 50 records making the original 250 records harder to collect. The song 12 Miles Of Sky charts high on many US college radio stations.

One year later Red Violet Red breaks up for creative differences, right before a record deal was offered. In 1986 Jeff and Lyle form the cult collector dark-wave band Eleven Pond. Cedric joins the alt-rock band Claude Rains. Jerry goes back to his familys stone cutting business..... twenty five years later, Red Violet Red 12" single (#136/300) sells to a vinyl collector in France for $600 on eBay in January 2010... in 2011 a Brooklyn DJ discovers the RVR 12" single and is currently playing 12 Miles Of Sky to the minimal synth dance crowds at Weird in NYC... in Spain, Jordi and Francesc of Domestica Records discover these unreleased gems, contact Jeff through SoundCloud and this album is finally released, twenty six years after they were recorded... Enjoy! " - Domestica.

Artist: REDBIRDS, THE
Title: Truth Justice and a Wholesome Packed Lunch
Format: 12"
Label: Shagrat
Country: UK
Price: $7.00
1992 4-track Larry Wallis project (ex-Pink Fairies).

Artist: REDGLAER
Title: American Masonry
Format: 10"
Label: Anarchymoon
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"amazing stuff." - John Olson. "loud and blistering document recorded in a stupefyingly large concrete warehouse in Tulsa. the space speaks in subconscious tones, rippling walls, ions seduced by power washes/ sunstorms. quiet resonant sections, pushing sound around upstairs, whistles. no post-processing, just edits and gain. good quality cut on black vinyl, run of 330. from a review in The Wire (Dec 06 "size matters"):: "Redglaer is Bob Bellerues experiment in harsh textural environments, and he finds himself a dandy of a harsh one inside a huge concrete warehouse in Tulsa. American Masonry is the celebration of the spaces acoustics. Filling the booming structure with dark rumbles, antic squeedles and sheer blather, Bellerue fully engages the cavernous sonics, creating chittering walls of echoed overtones and hints of eternal combustion. He roars through the space like a giant robot, spluttering sparks and evil intent all the way." black 10" 45rpm, plain chipboard jackets with hand-drawn stonrzen designs using ink and silver powder, each design differs. back cover color print glued on. color insert, plain silver labels. crystal-clear resealable sleeves. order soon, the best designs go first." - Anarchymoon.

Artist: REDGLAER
Title: Cranky
Format: 7"
Label: Static Aktion
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"Screaming Feedback And Gutter Sounds Laced With Heavy Metal / Contact Mic Crunch. Edition of 332 / Pro-Printed Cover"-Static Aktion

Artist: REDOLFI, MICHEL
Title: Desert Tracks
Format: CD
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
“Sub Rosa present Michel Redolfis Desert Tracks as part of their Early Electronic Series, originally released by INA-GRM in 1988 alongside "Pacific Tubular Waves". In 1987, Michel Redolfi hit the California desert road during the fall, to catch those hypothetical poly-sensorial desert tones. He visited the Mojave Desert, Death Valley, Palm Canyon and came back with an extraordinary album of early electronic music, sparse and bright to express the crude light and the divine silences. In 1969, Michel Redolfi, with the co-foundation of the Groupe de Musique Expérimentale de Marseille, pursued his passion for electro-acoustic music at an early age. During the 80s and 90s he composed collaborative works with Luc Ferrari, Bernard Parmegiani, Pierre Henry and Jean-Claude Risset. As a resident of the United States from 1973 to 1984, he carried out his research with several new music centers, including the CME at the University of California in San Diego and the California Institute of the Arts. Also during this period he developed several collaborations with American composers. The natural elements highlighted by technology are a constant in Redolfis catalog: many of his electroacoustic pieces stylize and orchestrate sound matter, and are recorded in remote locations as on Pacific Tubular Waves, originally released with Immersion in 1980 (REGRM 014LP, 2015) and Jungles (1997). He currently heads a major studio in sound design, Audionaute, based in Nice, France. CD comes as a six-panel digipack with a 12-page book.” - Sub Rosa.

Artist: REDOLFI, MICHEL
Title: Desert Tracks
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
“Sub Rosa present Michel Redolfis Desert Tracks as part of their Early Electronic Series, originally released by INA-GRM in 1988 alongside "Pacific Tubular Waves". In 1987, Michel Redolfi hit the California desert road during the fall, to catch those hypothetical poly-sensorial desert tones. He visited the Mojave Desert, Death Valley, Palm Canyon and came back with an extraordinary album of early electronic music, sparse and bright to express the crude light and the divine silences. In 1969, Michel Redolfi, with the co-foundation of the Groupe de Musique Expérimentale de Marseille, pursued his passion for electro-acoustic music at an early age. During the 80s and 90s he composed collaborative works with Luc Ferrari, Bernard Parmegiani, Pierre Henry and Jean-Claude Risset. As a resident of the United States from 1973 to 1984, he carried out his research with several new music centers, including the CME at the University of California in San Diego and the California Institute of the Arts. Also during this period he developed several collaborations with American composers. The natural elements highlighted by technology are a constant in Redolfis catalog: many of his electroacoustic pieces stylize and orchestrate sound matter, and are recorded in remote locations as on Pacific Tubular Waves, originally released with Immersion in 1980 (REGRM 014LP, 2015) and Jungles (1997). He currently heads a major studio in sound design, Audionaute, based in Nice, France.” - Sub Rosa.

Artist: REDOLFI, MICHEL
Title: Pacific Tubular Waves/Immersion
Format: LP
Label: Recollection GRM
Country: Austria
Price: $25.00
Packaged with 3D cover art; includes Anaglyphic 3D glasses. "Pacific Tubular Waves" (1979): Electronic music for Synclavier digital synthesizer. "The first four movements frame different visions of the energy delivered by the rolling waves as a kind of auditory surfing on the crest and into the trough of the wave (movements 1-3), followed by a high speed crossing within the tubular cyclone (4). The piece ends with easing waves at dusk... In terms of the making, Pacific Tubular Waves is a purely electronic music, a solo performance on the first digital Synclavier synthesizer. The flexibility of its touch keys enabled me to intuitively program a sonic organic life quality with a concrete quality. Here the computer was used to magnify the texture and behavior of the oceanic material though never mimicking it." "Immersion" (1980): Electroacoustic music for Synclavier synthesizer and underwater recordings. "Composing Immersion started with underwater recordings using a hydrophone. After recording the shifting sands and the rolling pebbles under the breakers, I came up with the idea of dipping a sonar loudspeaker underwater to diffuse my Pacific Tubular Waves piece (made the previous year) below the surface. The music was thus shuffled by the waves and unexpected filtering effects resulted from its passing through clouds of foam. Its dispersion at sea by currents would send back incredibly smooth harmonic echoes... The recording of this natural remixing process is the guiding thread of the piece. It is interspersed with sequences composed in the studio with the Synclavier. Alternating dry/wet, for a gradual immersion through increasingly calm and dense increments... Three-dimensional Visible Images through the glasses attached hereto. Analogous to stereo, the anaglyph graphic process consists of two left and right points view of the same object... The feeling of space is expanding proportionally to the distance of observation, from 80 cm to several meters" --Michel Redolfi. A singular figure of the electroacoustic landscape, Redolfi debuted in 1980 with Pacific Tubular Waves/Immersion on INA-GRM. Recollection GRM presents the first reissue of this record. Digital transfer by Diego Losa. Cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin, July 2014. Original 3D artwork and inner sleeve wave photo by Michel Redolfi. All other photos and portrait by Donna Cline. Sleeve and new Anaglyph 3D design byStephen OMalley. Anaglyphic 3D supervision by Guy Ventouillac. Coordination GRM: Christian Zanesi and François Bonnet. Executive Production: Peter Rehberg.” - Recollection GRM.

Artist: REDWOUND
Title: Dark Bog Blaze
Format: LP
Label: Anarchymoon
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Burning blisters in the bowels of a bayou petroleum biyotch. Redwound == Circuit Wound ++ Redglaer collab. Super-awesome screen printed fold-over jackets (silver ink on white), and on the blank side of the record (silver-red ink, looks like bloody grip tape), in a plastic sleeve. lim 129, get em quick"- Anarchymoon.

Artist: REED, BLIND ALFRED
Title: Appalachin Visionary
Format: CD & Book
Label: Dust-to-Digital
Country: USA
Price: $30.00
“Hardcover 84-page book with CD and streaming/download code. Born blind on June 15, 1880, in Floyd County, Virginia, Alfred Reed grew up on a West Virginia farm. In the 1920s, when radio became available in his area, Alfred listened to and enjoyed performances by several of the eras popular singers. Alfred would purchase songbooks and hymnbooks, and his wife Nettie would read the lyrics to him. Because the songs he learned from others did not always express aspects of what he was thinking, feeling, and experiencing, Alfred felt compelled to compose his own songs, and he was exceptionally talented in this endeavor -- a craftsman with many things to say. Relying upon his talent to generate money, he gave music lessons, performed at dances and various social and church gatherings, sold printed copies of his own lyrics, and, in 1927 and 1929, made the commercial recordings included on this set. Also includes performances by The West Virginia Night Owls, Orville Reed, and Alfred and Orville Reed. Compiled by Ted Olson, a scholar, poet, photographer, and musician based in east Tennessee. Olson has written or edited several books on Appalachian music, literature, and folklore, and he has curated book/album sets documenting such Appalachia-related music stories as the 1927-1928 Bristol Sessions, the 1928-1929 Johnson City Sessions, the 1929-1930 Knoxville Sessions, the Joseph Hall field recordings from the Great Smoky Mountains, and the early studio recordings of Tennessee Ernie Ford.” - Dust-to-Digital.

Artist: REED, LOU
Title: Early Lou: Pre-Velvet Underground Recordings 1958-1965
Format: LP
Label: Andy
Country: France
Price: $31.00
"Tracks: The Jades ("So Blue - Leave Her for Me" single, 1958), Lewis Reed ("Your Love - Merry Go Round" 1962 Demo), The Primitives ("The Ostrich - Sneaky Pete" single, 1964), The Intimates ("Ive Got A Tiger In My Tank", 1965), Donnie Burks ("Why Dont You Smile Now", 1965), Lou Reed ("Heroin" Demo Pickwick Studios, 1965), The Roughnecks ("Youre Driving Me Insane", 1965), The Beachnuts ("Ive Got A Tiger In My Tank - Cycle Annie", 1965), The Surfsiders ("Little Deuce Coupe - Surfin", 1965) and The All Night Workers (" Why Dont You Smile Now", 1965)." - Andy.

Artist: REED, LOU
Title: Metal Machine Music
Format: Double LP
Label: Sister Ray
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"180 gram and double gatefold vinyl. This LP contains a stereo reproduction of the original quadrophonic master, playable on home theater systems. Program ends in a locked groove, just like the original. This is the one and only official re-mastered Metal Machine Music reissue, supervised and approved by Lou himself. The original. The one that started it all. Noise rock -- industrial rock. Underground for years, it survived on the power of an idea. No key, no vocals, no set rhythm.... hhhmmmmm feedback forever. Supervised by Lou Reed and faithfully remastered to the last squeal. The out-of-print Quad has been replicated for a perfect vinyl version playable on your stereo turntable with the original rear sections moved to the center of the front left/right speakers. Its worth getting a turntable to hear this. We worked from digital transfers (96k 24bit) made from the original analogue masters. The original label supplied us with these files and photo copies of the analogue reels including copies of Bob Ludwigs mastering notes. An act of love for an act of sound." - Sister Ray.
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Artist: REED, LOU, JOHN CALE & NICO
Title: Le Bataclan, Paris. Jan 29, 72
Format: Double LP
Label: Keyhole
Country: UK
Price: $33.00
"Pressed on 180 gram vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve. To the surprise and delight of their growing fan base, in early 1972 rumors began to circulate that Lou Reed, John Cale, and Nico would be performing together again. In fact they only played one show, at the small Bataclan club in Paris on January 29th. Thankfully, a soundboard recording was made, preserving the superb concert for posterity. On it the trio performs a cross-section of Velvet Underground and solo material in acoustic settings, offering a unique opportunity to hear familiar songs by three of rocks most enduring cult artists in a fresh style. It makes its long-awaited return to vinyl here, together with background notes and two rare tracks culled from a rehearsal held in London shortly before the gig." - Keyhole.

Artist: REED, RICK
Title: Dreamz / Blue Polz
Format: Picture Disc LP
Label: Elevator Bath
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Beautiful picture disc LP featuring two full-color reproductions of visual works by Rick Reed and two new side-long solo compositions. Reeds fascinating, highly evolved world is represented well by these two new pieces, each of which offers up the kind of droning intensity and unsettling beauty that this veteran noisemaker has come to be known for. Reeds work is very obviously that of an experienced craftsman - one whose sound is a reverent nod to early electronic music underscored by an enduring sensibility for atmosphere and ethereality. "Dreamz" began life as the soundtrack for a live visual display by filmmaker Ken Jacobs, which was performed live by Jacobs and Reed at the 2007 New York Film Festival. The records flipside, "Blue Polz," was also inspired by the work of a filmmaker (originally conceived as a kind of alternate soundtrack to a piece by Fred Worden). All of the music was created using an EMS Synthi A, plus 2 sine wave generators and a shortwave radio. The artwork comes from two original paintings. Reed has been active in the visual arts for more than 20 years; his work is utterly abstract, beautifully enigmatic. These images are the perfect accompaniment to Reeds otherworldly audio counterparts. In addition to his solo work, Rick Reed has participated in a number of productive collaborations over the years with Keith Rowe, Jgrzinich (in Frequency Curtain), the Abrasion Ensemble, and SIRSIT. He currently resides in Austin. This picture disc LP has been released in an edition of 260 copies." - Elevator Bath.

Artist: REEG & TUNIS
Title: ....shhh... this is for Derek Bailey
Format: Lathe Cut 7"
Label: Carbon
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"recorded in the days and weeks after Derek Baileys death on xmas of 2005, the daughter/father duos of Ella and Joe Tunis and Ada and Chris Reeg, joined forces for this ultra-limited split lathe-cut release. Joe plays in Joe+N, Hilkka and used to be in Pengo. Chris plays in Blood and Bone Orchestra and Ian Downey is Famous. Together, they play in Crush the Junta, Entente Cordiale and Ada le O. the Tunis side is sparse acoustic guitar, vocals and running, while the Reeg side is overblown cymbals and keys. the duos also go together to create the covers. 3 seperate 2x4ft wood panels, painted, stamped, rubbed, scratched, sprayed, walked on, etc, and then cut into 7x7in squares. [7" lathe-cut. limited to 50 copies!!!!]" - Carbon.

Artist: REFLECTIONS, THE
Title: Slugs and Toads
Format: LP
Label: Vinilisssimo
Country: Spain
Price: $26.00
"A much-needed reissue of this obscure gem of British post-punk from 1981. The Reflections were a sort of post-punk super-group formed by Mark Perry(Alternative TV, The Good Missionaries, The Door And The Window), Dennis Burns (Alternative TV),Karl Blake (The Lemon Kittens) and Nag (The Door And The Window). Perry and Nag share vocal duties on an album that opens with the disheveled pop nugget "Tightrope Walker" to go through more reflective moments such as "Demon of My Desires" and "Clamming Up," to outbursts of noisy experimentation and free-form passages that verge towards no wave ("Nag Takes a Ride," "The Parting"). The wonderful cover of Roky Ericksons "The Interpreter" deserves a mention as one of the highlights of a flawless LP." - Vinilisssimo.

Artist: REFORMARTWEST
Title: For Sepp (Selections from the Edgar Allan Poe Suite)
Format: LP
Label: Neros Neptune
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"Over the course of five decades, the legendary Austrian free jazz collective Reform Art Unit (and their offshoot groups) have collaborated with countless musicians, including Don Cherry, Carla Bley, Evan Parker, and Jim Pepper. Documented collaborations with free jazz notables include Impressions (Kovariks Musikothek, 1978) with Anthony Braxton and Clifford Thornton; Subway Performances (Granit, 1994) and Illumination (InRespect, 1995) with Sunny Murray; and With Milo Fine (Granit, 1999). Milo Fines lengthy resume includes numerous records as leader of his own group (the Milo Fine Free Jazz Ensemble) as well as collaborations with Joe McPhee (MFG in Minnesota; Hat Hut, 1978, & Old Eyes; Hat Hut, 1979) and duo encounters with Derek Bailey (Scale Points on the Fever Curve; Emanem, 2003) and Anthony Braxton (Shadow Company; Emanem, 2004). In May of 2015, Fine fulfilled a personal ambition by hosting the first North American appearances of Reform Art Unit founding members Fritz Novotny and Sepp Mitterbauer. Three nights of extraordinary and intimate concerts ensued at Minneapolis Studio Toile dAngles. This limited edition LP was culled by Neros Neptune from over three hours of material, and consists of three pieces featuring two sextets and one nonet. Joining the core members of reformARTwest (Novotny: soprano sax/flutes/percussion; Mitterbauer: trumpet/percussion; Fine: drum set/piano/clarinets) are Elaine Evans, Daniel Furuta, Benjamin J Mansavage Klein, Davu Seru, Charles Gillett and Paul Metzger. For Sepp is dedicated to the living memory of Sepp Mitterbauer, who died on December 9th of 2015. Mastered by Carl Saff. Housed in a beautiful, tip-on jacket with full color artwork. Edition of 300." - Neros Neptune.

Artist: REFORMARTWEST
Title: The Edgar Allan Poe Suite
Format: Triple CD
Label: Sporadic Tangible Documents
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
“On the heels of poignant simultaneous 12/30 Minneapolis (reformARTwest) & Vienna (reformARTunit) concerts dedicated to Sepp Mitterbauer (1946-2015), THE EDGAR ALLAN POE SUITE (Sporadic Tangible Documents STD 2-4) is now available. Captured in concert May 15-17, 2015, the replicated/wav file limited edition recording celebrates the first North American appearance of Reform Art Unit (est. 1965) founding members Fritz Novotny and Sepp Mitterbauer collaborating in trio, sextet and nonet configurations with Milo Fine, Elaine Evans, Daniel Furuta, Benjamin J Mansavage Klein, Davu Seru, Charles Gillett and Paul Metzger.” - Milo Fine.

Artist: REFRIGERATOR
Title: Live At The American Legion Hall Pomona
Format: Cass
Label: Shrimper
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"Hometown performance by REFRIGERATOR in March of this year, their first live performance following lead singer ALLEN CALLACIs successful heart transplant the preceding Spring. In the spirit and the ridiculous fetishized nature of the day, each cassette has been lovingly hand dubbed over an existing prerecorded release, hand folded and hand jobbed by DENNIS CALLACI, just like in the old days. Whos music will tail out at the end of each side on your version? Triumph? Martin Briley? The Headpins? No two are alike. Limited edition hand numbered/colored edition of 150." -Shrimper.

Artist: REGLER
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: 8mm
Country: Portugal
Price: $22.00
“Welcome to the ground zero of music. Regler is the new, unbelievable project from Mattin (Billy Bao, Josetxo Grieta) and Anders "Drajan" Bryngelsson (Brainbombs, No Balls). Dancing on the ashes of a whole cultural breakdown, they bring us to a non returning point, where the dead body of rock first explodes, then implodes upon itself. There is no joke, people: this is the punkest record ever made. Mastered by Rashad Becker. Edition of 200 copies.” - 8mm.

Artist: REGRESSION
Title: Sun Damage
Format: Cass
Label: AA
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"With a changing of the season an anxiety is created. Tapes, electronics, vocals." - AA. Nate Young of Wolf Eyes.
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Artist: REHNLUND, JEFF
Title: Gangnam Basement
Format: LP
Label: Hot Releases
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"A completely idiosyncratic and slippery album of honey religious field recordings, noise, tape collage with sprinklings of nitrous-damaged pop recorded during a year abroad in Korea. Highly listenable, Jeff has it going on. Handmade art, 300 copies. Paste-on front and spray-painted back cover." -Hot Releases

Artist: REHNLUND, JEFF
Title: Smoke From The Mirror
Format: LP
Label: Hot Releases
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Mostly recorded during a year in Las Cruces, New Mexico with a reverb unit and other gear found in a spider- and cat-infested geodesic dome in the desert. Smoke is a mottled sound diary of sweltering mutant pop, distressed voices, sweaty-dense-and-deep drone in a wider, darker sky, wretching cassettes, sparse stone garden melody, gamelan, plus a lengthy field recording of an exorcism in India that was interrupted by a wandering bull. All tracks evoke an overwhelming sense of heat and empty space, life and death, distance, isolation -- carved with broader, more direct gestures than Jeffs previous releases, but still with flourishes of his trademark bewildering, confusing sonic style. Pro-printed jacket, 300 copies." -Hot Releases

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

Artist: REIBEL, GUY
Title: Douze Inventions en Six Modes de Jeu
Format: LP
Label: Karlrecords
Country: Germany
Price: $21.00
“Karlrecords kicks off its Perihel series with previously unreleased material by GRM member Guy Reibel, one of the most enigmatic figures of the 20th centurys electronic avant-garde. 180-gram LP including download code and insert with liner notes byReinhold Friedl (zeitkratzer). Limited edition of 500 copies. Guy Reibel (born 1936) started out with a double qualification; he first became an engineer and then studied composition in Paris with Olivier Messiaen, teacher of Karlheinz Stockhausen,Iannis Xenakis, François Bayle, to name just a few. Pierre Schaeffer, the director of the Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM), soon offered him a chance to edit and work out the famous 1967 Solfège de LObjet Sonore three-LP box (the practical part of his theoretical manifest Traité des objets musicaux), and to codirect the class for electroacoustic music at the National Music Conservatory. During that period Reibel worked intensively in the studios of the GRM. Not only did he compose some milestones of electronic music, he also developed a very music-based theory of electronic music, implementing ideas of musical gesture and game theory -- in the 60s, long before anyone else discussed those issues. Conflicts with other members of the GRM led to Reibels departure from the group (though he had been considered Schaeffers successor as director), and Reibel toured the world as conductor of his newly-founded Groupe Vocale de France (who realized the first complete recording of Ligetis choir work) and took over a directors position at Radio France. Meanwhile, his electronic music almost disappeared (there were only two or three LPs available on the early GRM series, later just one CD). Douze inventions en six modes de jeu was digitized by Reibel and Friedl at the GRM studios in December 2014 as part of the archive of Reibels electronic pieces. Its a milestone in electronic music and a perfect example of Reibels musical austerity, in which defined, limited musical material results in concentrated and dense forms. The unusually vital character of the music is also due to Reibels use of hybrid sound production; he often combined amplitude envelopes of acoustic sounds and noises (especially of polysteron) with synthetic electronic sounds. A few of the pieces are even played at least partly live. This album documents how Guy Reibel succeeded at composing a music that combines the density and purity of electronic music with an unbelievably sensuous sound. A real listening experience, here released for the very first time.” - Karlrecords.

Artist: REIBEL, GUY
Title: Granulations-Sillages/Franges Du Signe
Format: LP
Label: Recollection GRM
Country: Austria
Price: $23.00
"Franges Du Signe, the third part of an electroacoustic triptych completed in 1973-1974, is the first major "purely acousmatic" work composed by Guy Reibel. Franges Du Signe explores the mathematical idea of the limit by translating it musically, searching for unstable states of equilibrium. Thus, several conflicting tendencies or logics act upon the sounds. They overlap and fight, each one seeking to assert its trace on the phenomenon in progress, generating de facto an ambiguity that is unique to all phenomena that obey the "logic of the living." Granulations-Sillages (1976) develops an idea glimpsed at in Franges Du Signe: the existence of extreme times at the edge of our faculties of perception, which only the electroacoustic music tools allow us to realize. Two natures of phenomena, opposed in all respects (the "Granulations-Trails" and the "Tutti"), alternate through seven movements that constitute the piece. The work is designed for six channels diffused in concert on a main stereo system facing the public and two auxiliary stereos (group of crossing speakers: front-back and left-right in the room). Featuring bi-lingual (French/English) texts, with translation by Valérie Vivancos. Cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin, March 2012. Layout: Stephen OMalley. Executive Production: Peter Rehberg." -Recollection GRM.



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Artist: REICH, STEVE
Title: Berkeley University Museum - November 7, 1970
Format: LP
Label: Modern Silence
Country: Malta
Price: $27.00
“A live performance of four early works by Steve Reich: "Four Organs," "My Name Is," "Piano Phase," and "Phase Patterns." This 1970 performance marked an important moment in San Francisco Bay Area new music history with the triumphant return to the East Bay by Reich, who studied at Mills College with Luciano Berio and performed the 1964 world premiere of Terry Rileys seminal In C at the San Francisco Tape Music Center. The resonant acoustics of the University of California at Berkeley Museums concrete interior were especially appropriate for "Four Organs", with its long additive sustained chords over a maraca pulse. 180-gram LP. Limited edition of 500.” - Modern Silence.
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Artist: REICH, STEVE
Title: Berkeley University Museum - November 7, 1970 (Red Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Modern Silence
Country: Malta
Price: $27.00
“A live performance of four early works by Steve Reich: "Four Organs," "My Name Is," "Piano Phase," and "Phase Patterns." This 1970 performance marked an important moment in San Francisco Bay Area new music history with the triumphant return to the East Bay by Reich, who studied at Mills College with Luciano Berio and performed the 1964 world premiere of Terry Rileys seminal In C at the San Francisco Tape Music Center. The resonant acoustics of the University of California at Berkeley Museums concrete interior were especially appropriate for "Four Organs", with its long additive sustained chords over a maraca pulse. 180-gram LP. Limited edition of 500.” - Modern Silence.

Artist: REICH, STEVE
Title: Four Organs/Phase Patterns
Format: CD
Label: New Tone
Country: Italy
Price: $19.00
1990 CD reissue of this classic album, originally issued by the Shandar label, 1971. A core set of Minimalism icons, these 2 works are as significant as significant gets. These are the original and best recordings (there are a few others, none terrible, but you wouldnt want to start out with Bang On a Cans versions, please!). Listed as #4 on Alan Lichts "Minimal Top Ten".  "This is an important and peculiar recording. Important because it is the first available recording of a live performance of Steve Reichs music played by real musicians and moreover by an ensemble. Up to then his main work Its Gonna Rain and Come Out for magnetic tape and the various phase (violin phase, piano phase, reed phase) for solo/duo instruments. Performed by Reich, Philip Glass (today very well-known American composer) on keyboard, Jon Gibson, composer and saxophone player with the P. Glass Ensemble, on keyboard and maracas, Art Murphy, keyboard, also with P. Glass Ensemble during the 70s, and Steve Chambers, composer and keyboardist, first with the P. Glass Ensemble, then in solo. Peculiar recording both for the instrumentation: electric organs and for the music. Reich has used very rarely electric instruments in his music. The choice of four electric organs, here, gives a strange sound to the music, very different from other pieces of the same composer. At a superficial level it resembles very much of certain recordings of Philip Glass in the seventies." - New Tone.

Artist: REICH, STEVE
Title: Four Organs/Phase Patterns
Format: CD
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Steve Reich remains one of the most important figures in 20th century music. Though he studied at the prestigious arts institutions Julliard and Mills College, by the mid- 1960s Reich set about dismantling the very orthodoxy that he had been trained in. Forming a new musical language based on repetitive processes, Reich became established as part of the so-called Big Four of New York minimalists (along with La Monte Young, Terry Riley and Philip Glass). Reichs influence can easily be seen today in both the classical world and contemporary pop music. Four Organs is the ultimate minimalist composition. Performed by Reich, Glass, Art Murphy and Steve Chambers, four identical Farfisa organs strike a single chord and gradually lengthen each note to produce polyrhythms between the players. Anchored by Jon Gibsons stoicallysteady pulse on maracas, the piece deconstructs its opening burst to a sustained mass of sound -- stretching the tones to create (in Reichs words) slow-motion music. Inspired by Reichs early training on drums, Phase Patterns treats the keyboards like tuned percussion instruments: a basic rhythm pattern is played in unison and almost imperceptibly increases tempo to move out-of-sync. Each progressive cycle emphasizes unique figures that are not generated by an individual alone, but rather emerge from the communal expression of the group. Originally released on Shandar in 1971, Four Organs/Phase Patterns is one of most highly regarded avant-garde recordings in the past 45 years. This CD release features cover photography by artist Michael Snow and is recommended for fans of Neu!, Glenn Branca and Tim Hecker." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: REICH, STEVE
Title: Four Organs/Phase Patterns
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
Re-pressed. "Steve Reich remains one of the most important figures in 20th century music. Though he studied at the prestigious arts institutions Julliard and Mills College, by the mid- 1960s Reich set about dismantling the very orthodoxy that he had been trained in. Forming a new musical language based on repetitive processes, Reich became established as part of the so-called Big Four of New York minimalists (along with La Monte Young, Terry Riley and Philip Glass). Reichs influence can easily be seen today in both the classical world and contemporary pop music. Four Organs is the ultimate minimalist composition. Performed by Reich, Glass, Art Murphy and Steve Chambers, four identical Farfisa organs strike a single chord and gradually lengthen each note to produce polyrhythms between the players. Anchored by Jon Gibsons stoicallysteady pulse on maracas, the piece deconstructs its opening burst to a sustained mass of sound -- stretching the tones to create (in Reichs words) slow-motion music. Inspired by Reichs early training on drums, Phase Patterns treats the keyboards like tuned percussion instruments: a basic rhythm pattern is played in unison and almost imperceptibly increases tempo to move out-of-sync. Each progressive cycle emphasizes unique figures that are not generated by an individual alone, but rather emerge from the communal expression of the group. Originally released on Shandar in 1971, Four Organs / Phase Patterns is one of most highly regarded avant-garde recordings in the past 45 years. This first-time vinyl reissue features cover photography by artist Michael Snow and is recommended for fans of Neu!, Glenn Branca and Tim Hecker." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: REICH, STEVE/PHILIP GLASS
Title: Information, Transmission, Modulation And Noise
Format: LP
Label: Modern Silence
Country: Malta
Price: $26.00
"Modern Silence present Information, Transmission, Modulation And Noise, a set of recordings featuring works by Steve Reich and Philip Glass. During an interview recorded at the KPFA radio station, Steve Reich and Jon Gibson introduced an east coast performance of Steve Reichs masterpiece, Four Organs, as well as an exciting recording of Ghanian drumming which the artist recorded in Ghana. They also introduced the music of Philip Glass, playing a tape of his historical Music In Similar Motion. Personnel: Four Organs by Steve Reich, was performed live in NYC in November of 1969 by Steve Chambers, Art Murphy, Philip Glass on electric organs and Jon Gibson on maracas; Drumming by Steve Reich, was performed by percussionists from Ghana and recorded by Steve Reich; Music In Similar Motion, by Philip Glass, was performed live In NYC in November of 1969 by Steve Chambers and Philip Glass on electric organs, Jon Gibson and Richard Landry on soprano sax, Steve Reich on electric harpsichord." - Modern Silence.

Artist: REICH, STEVE/TERRY RILEY
Title: Six Pianos / Keyboard Study #1
Format: LP
Label: Film
Country: Germany
Price: $27.00
Includes download code. "After the widely noticed performance at the "Acht Brücken Festival 2016" at Colognes Philharmonic Hall, Gregor Schwellenbach, Hauschka, Erol Sarp (of Grandbrothers), Daniel Brandt and Paul Frick (both of Brandt Brauer Frick) and John Kameel Farah release their interpretation of Steve Reichs "Six Pianos" as a studio recording via FILM. The re-recording of this piece is an interpretation of Reichs composition but still far more than just that - it is a modern approach to his idea behind it. The basic idea came up at the beginning of the 70s at the Baldwin Piano & Organ Company in New York. During a rehearsal phase, which Steve Reich spent in this very piano store, the idea emerged of writing a composition for all the grand pianos available to him at the company. By the time of the finished piece, the actual number of pianos had settled down to six, where "Six Pianos" developed in 1973. On the occasion of his 80th birthday, the six pianists declare their love to Steve Reich with this release. Shaped by electronic club music as well as their classical education, they form "Six Pianos" in dignified modernity and top it off with todays sound aesthetics and technical recording possibilities. Presented here is not the recording from the Kölner Philharmonie (Cologne Philharmonics), but the ensemble playing six different grand pianos in six different locations throughout Germany. Each pianist performed his part on his piano using his typical studio equipment and passed the recording over to the next one. Thus the six characteristic and individual timbres of the performers overlay to create the overall picture - "Six Pianos" the way it should be looked at in 2016. Jan Brauer mixed "Six Pianos" in the studio while Lukas Vogel provided delays for the "Keyboard Study #1". "Keyboard Study #1" by Terry Riley is a worthy companion for Reichs composition. The piece is kind of a building set of ever lengthening, repetitive patterns played against each other with the right and left hand displaced. The composition proposes various possible combinations for the performer to choose from and repeat at will. And what the performers have chosen proves Gregor Schwellenbachs assumption: "Terry Rileys and Steve Reichs music are open doors for pianists socialized by pop music and their audience." - Film.

Artist: REICH/ENSEMBLE AVANTGARDE, STEVE
Title: Four Organs/Phase Patterns/Pendulum Music
Format: LP
Label: Karlrecords
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
“Three early compositions (1968-1970) by Steve Reich, one of the most prolific exponents of minimal music, in stunning interpretations by the critically-acclaimed Ensemble Avantgarde. Available on vinyl for the first time ever. Steve Reich (born 1936) is undoubtedly one of the key figures in 20th century contemporary music, and along with Terry Riley or Philip Glass, one of the founding fathers of so-called minimal music. With classics like "18 Musicians," "Drumming," or "Different Trains," the American composer proved himself one of "a handful of living composers who can legitimately claim to have altered the direction of musical history" (The Guardian). The four pieces on this collection date back to the time before his famous masterpieces (1967-1970): "Four Organs" and "Phase Patterns" build on short, repeated patterns that gradually go in and out of phase with each other, creating "a shimmering matrix of sound that is both hypnotic and fascinating in detail" (Allmusic.com) and anticipate Reichs later trademark sound. "Pendulum Music" is a process piece where only a few starting parameters are given: four microphones are suspended within an array of amplifiers and speakers, then set in motion -- the shifts in feedback as they move in space create the music, and the results differ with each new performance (as can be experienced listening to the two versions here). Reichs early works are presented on this LP in stunning interpretations by Leipzig-based Ensemble Avantgarde, whose dedicated, inspired renditions of essential masterpieces of modernism (documented on CDs on reputed labels such as Wergo or Hat Hut Records) won them the Ernst von Siemens Foundation Prize and the Schneider-Schott Prize of Mainz. 180 gram, gatefold sleeve, download code. Ensemble Avantgarde: Steffen Schleiermacher (organ, piano, electronics), Josef Christof (organ, piano), Michael Obst (organ), Klaus Steffes-Holländer (organ), Stefan Stopora (maracas), and Martin Demmler (electronics).” - Karlrecords.

Artist: REIGN GHOST
Title: Featuring Lynda Squires
Format: LP
Label: Out-Sider
Country: Spain
Price: $27.00
"In late 1969, legendary Canadian psych band Reign Ghost recorded their second album, released the following year just when the band had ceased to exist and some of their members had formed prog/psych band, Christmas. This is a fine example of West Coast-styled psych-rock with reverberating/fuzz-wah guitar and male/female vocal harmonies, including absolute psych classics like the monster 9-minute long "Enola Gay." One of the rarest and most expensive Canadian psych albums ever, officially reissued on vinyl for the first time. Newly remastered sound from the original tapes. Includes a fold-out insert with rare photos, memorabilia and detailed liner notes by band member Bob Bryden." - Out-Sider.

Artist: REIGN GHOST
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Out-Sider
Country: Spain
Price: $27.00
"Propulsed by Bob Brydens fuzzed-out guitar and Lynda Squires powerful vocals, Reign Ghost were the leading 60s underground psychedelic band from Canada. This is their rare and sought-after debut album from 1969, originally released on the collectable Allied label (Plastic Cloud, Folklords). An absolute psych classic with all the right ingredients: fuzz guitar, swirling organ, male-female vocals, studio effects, weird lyrics, etc. Tracks like "Travels of Blue Paradox" or "Reaching" are a must for any psychedelic rock fan. First-ever legit vinyl reissue. Remastered from the original master tapes. Includes a fold-out insert with rare photos, memorabilia and detailed liner notes by band member Bob Bryden." - Out-Sider.

Artist: REIKO, IKE
Title: Kokotsu No Sekai
Format: LP
Label: Bamboo
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
2014 repress. "Although Ike Reiko was a mere 17 years of age when she recorded 1971s Kokotsu No Sekai, she was already a star in the world of Japanese erotic movies. Despite the tough-gal image, the music is pretty darn life-affirming, so dont think for a second youre getting an easy listening album here -- this is about as sexual as music can get. Throw "French Kiss" out of the window and give a kiss goodbye to your Serge Gainsbourg records, Ike Reiko is more sizzling than a branding iron as it makes its mark on the farmers herd. The sex is literally dripping from every note on this record -- the style is "Iroke Kayôkyoku" or erotic kayôkyoku (kayôkyoku being a style of Japanese pop) but the sort of naïve jazz and pseudo spy theme movie music is all draped in a shroud of sexual shouts, screams and coos from the clearly excited Reiko. One must assume that she was in some kind of state of euphoria in the recording studio from the evidence on offer here, either that or shes a pretty realistic faker -- its a smouldering collision, and thats about all that needs to be said. Kokotsu No Sekai has to be one of the finest gifts for the music fan in search of that killer oddity. First 180 gram vinyl reissue." -Bamboo.

Artist: REINES DANGLETERRE
Title: Globe et Dynastie
Format: LP
Label: Bo Weavil
Country: UK
Price: $25.00
"Limited to 500 copies. Bo Weavil is totally psyched to have the opportunity to release the second album by Reines dAngleterre -- this time, a thoroughly studio affair. Reines dAngleterre is a fascinating collaboration between avant-outsider musician Ghédalia Tazartès and two electronic botanists, èlg and Jo aka Opéra Mort. This album covers more of the wild ground the band started with on 2010s Les Comores (SIDRA 003LP), but going further into a musical terrain that defies definite description -- a slow trip into wizards intimacy, synthetic jungles, undersea zoos and Tibetan-industrial complexes. It feels like one has stumbled into disturbing dreams from a different realm. A quality of mystery, trickery and hallucinatory movements slip and shift across the recording. This is out-there, experimental music with no fixed idiom, with a unique quality that defies most of todays recordings. Embossed card cover." -Bo Weavil.

Artist: REINES DANGLETERRE
Title: Les Comores
Format: LP
Label: Bo Weavil
Country: UK
Price: $25.00
"Reines DAngleterre (trans. "Queens Of England") is a band made up of French avant-garde legend Ghédalia Tazartès and a couple of hyperactive young Parisian upstarts, Jo Tanz and él-g. Both of these characters are steeped in subversive operations covering psych-folk and "toon-psych" films (él-g), and the Tanzprocesz label (Jo Tanz). They also both perform under the moniker of Opéra Mort and have made work as Lö Jengi. Reines DAngleterre are a damaged conglomeration of live concrète, sound poetry, faux ethnicity and sincere eccentricity. Les Comores (a reference to the island off the eastern coast of Africa which France still administers as an "overseas collectivity") is comprised of inexplicable ethnic residue and feasts on duality: chaos and order, narrative and anti-narrative, construction and destruction, comedy and dread. The glottal panoply of vocals ride in tandem with electronics: cracked, beaten, weathered and bruised. This is a brain-meltingly dark, gloriously unstable affair, but not one devoid of emotion. Edition of 400 hand-numbered LPs, housed in a heavyweight matte black embossed sleeve with insert." -Bo Weavil

Artist: REINHARDT, JONAS
Title: Music For The Tactile Dome
Format: LP
Label: Not Not Fun
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"The hermetic kosmische lexicon of San Fran-based synth synthesist/composer Jesse Reiner (Jonas Reinhardts founder and principal architect) has been simmering and swelling at a steady clip the past few years (2010s Powers Of Audition was def a highlight), but the added talents of drummer Damon Palermo (Mi Ami), bassist Diego Gonzalez (Citay, 3 Leafs), and guitarist Phil Manley (Trans Am, more) has levitated the JR Experience to a whole new head-music hall o fame. Recorded in Berlin, mixed in SF, then mastered/cut back in Berlin at Dubplates, Music For The Tactile Dome is easily the most deep-trip micro-focus Jonas odyssey to date, nine technicolor fractals of glittering synthesizer skyways and master-crafted pulsing kraut terrariums. A handful of tracks (Smokey Jotus, Hander Zader, etc) invoke more of the classic live JR vibe, with propulsive cold-grooved rhythm sectioning, but by and large Dome is designed for heavy headphone communion, an expanding magic eye tapestry of brainwave activity constellations. Black vinyl LPs in jackets with beautiful spectrum-assemblage cover art by Sean Patrick. Edition of 650." - Not Not Fun.

Artist: REINHARDT, JONAS
Title: Palace Savant
Format: LP
Label: Further
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"On his sixth album, Palace Savant, Brooklyn producer Jonas Reinhardt (aka Jesse Reiner) undergoes a profound solo odyssey. The record may be the most spectacular realization of Jonas Reinhardts outward-bound sonic aspirations. These eight tracks draw on 14th-century architect Peter Parlers breathtaking St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague. "St. Vitus is a statement to the future by the rulers at the time," Reiner says. "Its surreal, grandiose, psychedelic -- and the sheer scale of human ambition involved is almost beyond comprehension." Parler reportedly deviated from the cathedrals initial blueprint and elevated the Gothic style to heretofore-unimagined, bizarre levels. With Palace Savant, Reiner projected Parlers handiwork into Thomas Edisons era of electricity. "I envisioned [Parler] retrofitting his cathedral with excesses of incandescent light, preparing for a coming age of electronics. Palace Savant is what a contemporary electronic performance in that space might sound like." Recorded on tour and in New York over the course of a year and mixed at Transmitter Park Studio in Greenpoint, Palace Savant begins with the instant attention-grabber/pulse-accelerator "Old Kaizen." At once claustrophobic and spacious, it possesses an urgent, chase-scene synth throb that would make John Carpenter or Bernard Fevre jealous. The turbulent "Shattered Remains of Orr" sounds like Edgar Froeses kosmische-ambient masterpiece Aqua (1974) tossed into shark-infested waters. On "Androma," Reiners expertly-modulated arpeggios contrast low and high frequencies, revealing his ability to create suspense with a chiaroscuro of whirs and pulsations. Palace Savant achieves two towering peaks. The first is "Go Sceptre Go," a swiftly-moving, heavenly droner that veers off on a tangent into a much darker, more chaotic direction. The second is "Noctornum," a burbling and soaring piece thats at once aquatic and astral, before an emphatic rhythm forms, pushing things into menacing Szajner-esque territory. The album closes with the mid-tempo arpeggios and muted, wailing siren-tones of "Omat Principle Decay," a moving finale to a record thats taken you so far and tingled your senses so intensely. A high point in Jonas Reinhardts large canon, the dramatic and majestic Palace Savant does exquisite justice to St. Vitus Cathedrals grandeur. Album artwork by Andy Gilmore. Mastered by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering." - Further.

Artist: RELATIVELY CLEAN RIVERS
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Phoenix
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
2016 repress. "Former Beat Of The Earth leader Phil Pearlman assembled Relatively Clean Rivers in the early 70s and eventually recorded this excellent rural rock album in 1975. Although it should be easy to pigeonhole the sound of Relatively Clean Rivers, it is actually anything but. At times sounding like The Grateful Dead in all their American Beauty pomp, or CSNY circa Déjà Vu, this tight, richly talented ensemble produces an album of almost majestic quality. The sound is superb, and clearly no time or expense were spared to produce an album which is probably the most flawless snapshot of Californian 70s under ground music that you will ever here. Originally there were 2 pressings of this unique album, each of only 500 copies each, and this is the first time that this, or any of Pearlmans other recordings has been reissued. An album highly recommended to anyone even remotely interested in 70s West Coast music or simply top-notch music in general. Finally available on 180 gram vinyl once again, and comprehensively remastered using the latest 48-bit technology." - Phoenix. Full color gatefold sleeve. CD version also available. Highly Recommended!

Artist: RELATIVELY CLEAN RIVERS
Title: s/t
Format: CD
Label: Radioactive
Country: UK
Price: $22.00
"Former BEAT OF THE EARTH leader PHIL PEARLMAN assembled this band in the early 70s and eventually recorded this magnificent rural rock album in 1975." - Radioactive.

Artist: RELAY FOR DEATH
Title: Anxiety of the Eye
Format: Cass
Label: No Rent
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
Edition of 100. “a completely unspecified place, no different from anywhere else, you receive an envelope. Upon inspection you find that the envelope contains a specific number of other number of envelopes conspicuous material that suggest previous activity which articulates some form of severance.” - KRISSY / TABOO.

Artist: RELAY FOR DEATH
Title: Birth Of An Older, Much More Ugly Christ
Format: LP
Label: Hanson
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"This shit is DARK...and Im not talking about some fucking I sleep during the day dark. Im not talking some Cannibal Corpse shit -- Im a fucking mutilator dark. And Im not talking Im a noise dude into black metal dark. Im talking total fucking end of the world shit. Like everyone is going to die and its gonna be fucking terrible. Recorded in 2009 by sisters Roxann and Rachal Spikula while in a hospital doing some fucked up health study where all they could drink was Shasta for like 2 weeks. No joke! Master tape arrived wrapped in a duct-taped hospital gown with my address written on it in sharpie. Side A: The tape becomes un-paused and kicks in with a menacing organ drone that mutates into the lo-fi skree of an empty room, eventually becoming a swirling abyss of tape hiss and the sound of nothing happening in a hospital; distant creaks, buzz, and hums littered with hiss and garbage-sound layered into a very unsettling frenzied drone. Side B: A crunchy noise inferno that eventually leads us to what sounds to me like being in outer space watching the earth exploding. As you watch everything we know of destroyed, a saddening, descending synth wave appears, buried by blasts of destroyed earth. It ends...and you are disturbed. Limited to 300 copies. Pitch black vinyl with pitch black labels. Heavy duty black and silver silkscreened covers with the Hanson Droll Flaps. Take a break from yer most recent mediocre synth bliss-out tape and take a trip back to the real fucking world -- where everything fucking SUCKS." - Hanson.
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Artist: RELIGIOUS KNIVES
Title:
Format: CDR
Label: Heavy Conversation
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
Mike and Maya from Double Leopards.
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Artist: RELIGIOUS KNIVES
Title: Blackbird/Wax & Flesh
Format: 7"
Label: Heavy Tapes
Country: USA
Price: $12.00

Artist: RELIGIOUS KNIVES
Title: Evidence: Vol 1
Format: CDR
Label: Religious Knives
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"The long threatened live series of Religious Knives discs is finally ready, just in time for our european tour. 150 copies of each CDR, sold as separate volumes, will be available first in Europe and then more widely when we return. Both discs document relatively recent RK outings, and contain selected jams from various gigs, including a rare document of the �??RK2? duo live at Big Jar Books, RK inna �??Wierd style,�?� and more. The series is called �??Evidence�?� and thats what were trying to drop." - RK. Live @ WHOM 1/11/08, Hemlock SF 3/19/08, @ Death By Audio NY (with Pete Nolan of Magik Markers) 7/19/08, and Wierd NY 9/10/08. Remaining copies of Euro tour CD.

Artist: RELIGIOUS KNIVES
Title: Evidence: Vol 2
Format: CDR
Label: Religious Knives
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"The long threatened live series of Religious Knives discs is finally ready, just in time for our european tour. 150 copies of each CDR, sold as separate volumes, will be available first in Europe and then more widely when we return. Both discs document relatively recent RK outings, and contain selected jams from various gigs, including a rare document of the �??RK2″ duo live at Big Jar Books, RK inna �??Wierd style,�?� and more. The series is called �??Evidence�?� and thats what were trying to drop." - RK. Live @ 66 Hope NY 6/27/08, and Big Jar Books 5/31/08. Remaining copies of Euro tour CD.
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Artist: RELIGIOUS KNIVES
Title: Live at Bigjar
Format: CD
Label: Archive
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"RELIGIOUS KNIVES represent the former output of DOUBLE LEOPARDS, and the output from this quartet is anything but. Raw and dirty garage rock for keyboards, bass, guitar and drums that sounds more comfortable being off the Doors early demo days box set rather then a no fun offshoot band. Comes in a panel sleeve graphic work by now frequent archive art collaborator CHASE MIDDAUGH." - Archive. Pressing of 600 copies.

Artist: RELIGIOUS KNIVES
Title: Remains
Format: CD
Label: No Fun
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Religious Knives is Mike Bernstein, Maya Miller and Nate Nelson. Remains is a psychedelic epic, completely beautiful, dark and overtaking. Dedicated to all believers of true infinity, Remains collects a series of early limited and out of print recordings, fully remastered and slightly reworked for this release full of slowly shifting synth melodies, atonal guitar, twisted percussion and haunting vocals. Long live eternal psychedelic dark beauty. Artwork by Maya Miller." - No Fun.

Artist: RELIGIOUS KNIVES
Title: The Door
Format: CD
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
""Maya Miller and Michael Bernstein met in New York a decade ago, and began making music together as half of strum und drone quartet Double Leopards a few years after that. Religious Knives came later still, away from the road and the rehearsal space, borne and nurtured in cramped apartments throughout Kings County. Beginning in 2005, the pair released a string of CD-Rs and cassettes, both on their own Heavy Tapes imprint and through the labels of kindred spirits. Steadily moving away from the psychedelic tone baths and modern industrial scrape for which the Leopards had become known, Religious Knives coursed through minimal synth oscillations and spare Kraut repetition. Mouthus Nate Nelson joined the pair in 2006, lending a powerful presence behind the drums that shaped Religious Knives rudimentary jams into rough-hewn, long-form paeans to tar-blackened bummer psych. Soon after that, old friend Todd Cavallo completed the quartet on bass, adding a sturdy low-end and dubwise groove that lifted Religious Knives from cellar murk to black cloud puffs of bone-deep alarm. An active four-piece for a little more than a year now, Religious Knives have presided over a pair of 12"s, a couple of collections of out of print singles and long gone burns, and one full-length. All throughout, these four have traced a path away from the clamor they once knew, bathing slight guitars, interlocking vocals, and solemn bass lines in reedy organs and recalcitrant modular synths. The seemingly tin-eared would call it noise, but in these eight hands, such a set plays as anything but, instead a (cough) syrupy stroll in search of the ghosts of rocks classicist past. With The Door, Religious Knives have not only found those bygone days, but broken them apart. There are bookmarks to be found here, pages creased in well-worn chapters. But make no mistake -- theirs is a sound tied to the here and now, a summer record for those dread days when the heat holds low and skin sticks to cheap car seats and old patio furniture. These six songs are brighter, sharper than anything that has come before, locking in tight on jugular rhythms. Its the score for disappearing neighborhoods and crumbling buildings, a hope of holding onto the past as those around us move fast to forget it. It is scent as sound, the stench of smog and sickly smoke spiraling towards the sky. It is Brooklyn, July of 2008. The sun has left us in the East, disappearing somewhere behind Jersey, leaving our borough to find the pulse of another night deep with the citys streets." -Ecstatic Peace

Artist: RELIGIOUS KNIVES & THE HAUNTING
Title: Live in the Cove
Format: Cass
Label: Heavy Tapes
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"When youre "a couple," theres nothing better than finding another couple that you connect with. Here, husband and Wife teams Religious Knives and The Haunting (Mike and Tara Connelly) hook up for a late night pyjama jam after a full evening of eating, drinking, and relaxing. We knew we were friends, but would the jams work out? I think we found out that we have as much in common in terms of sound and approach as we do in taste for food and wine. Creaking, reverb, a jar full of marbles, and a lot of atmosphere. You dont need to be full and sitting by candlelight to enjoy this, but it helps." - Heavy Tapes.
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Artist: RELIGIOUS KNIVES/AIRPORT WAR
Title: Europe 2007
Format: CDR
Label: Heavy Tapes
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"This CDR was assembled for the Summer 2007 Religious Knives / Airport War European Tour, and we are selling some of the remainders direct. Religious Knives present two previously unreleased songs, "Everything Happens Twice," and "Growth," both of which were featured live on tour. "Everything..." is a guitar heavy repetitive neckbreaker, while "Growth" is about as slow as weve managed to get on record. Airport War presents a suite of harsh turntable noise to balance out this intense package. Edition of 200, with thermal printed CDR, and 3 color screened cover with photocopied reverse" - Heavy Tapes.
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Artist: REMA-REMA
Title: Entry / Exit
Format: 12"
Label: Inflammable Material
Country: UK
Price: $20.00
""Entry" is the last remaining track from the late 1979 recordings at Pathway Studios that produced the 4AD 12" Wheel In The Roses the following year. At six minutes, too long for the studio side of that release, the track has been transferred from the original master tapes, cleaned up and is accompanied here with an instrumental version. Tightly-wound, with the typical Rema-Rema elements of Moe Tucker-style pounding (cymbal-free) drums, relentless basslines and Marco Pirronis feedback-laden guitar, this song probably hinted more at Rema-Remas future path, with its intricate dual vocals, delicate synth motif and a melodic potential. Lyric/photo insert." - Inflammable Material.
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Artist: REMNANTS
Title: Dark Passage
Format: Cass
Label: Imminent Frequencies
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"Minimal tape music composed from loops of rumbling low-end sound, voices and primitive electronics. Ominous drones and brief textural passages forge a haunting journey through the darkest of spaces.” - Imminent Frequencies.

Artist: REMORA
Title: The Clockwork Ammonite Shells
Format: CD
Label: Worry
Country: UK
Price: $13.00
"Ian (aka Remora) was a somewhat prolific figure of the 90s UK underground scene, both with his music and his visual art... Ians music has always had both organic and artificial elements combined with the vague melancholy of distant beauty." - Scott Foust (Swill Radio, Idea Fire Company).

Artist: REMORK
Title: Principium 2.1
Format: LP
Label: Ultra Eczema
Country: Belgium
Price: $23.00
Limited to 200 copies. "After years and years of summer whine, begging and massages, Remörk has finally committed to an LP!
Remörk is the name under which Kris Delacourt hides his synth madness, home-made instruments and secret jewels; not just some squirky synth bubbles: were talking huge wah wah glass pots driven by bike pedals, magnets that react to lightning whilst spinning around, deformed church organs etc.
For this debut LP Remörk re-collaged the recordings of an installation he made with 12 vinyl records, six turntables and custom electronics last summer at artist space Stadslimiet in Antwerp.
Principium 2.1 is the result of the result of a result, drifting further and further away from its original idea; as usual… The foundations for these recordings were laid when fellow Belgian artist Vaast Colson invited Remörk to interpret one of his artworks using sound. The chosen work was Principium which is based on the sheets of colour dot stickers that galleries typically use to denote sold artworks. Drawing random lines across these sheets, Colson ended up with small fragments of lines on the stickers which he then reassembled into a new continuous line or a closed shape, and which in turn he thought would make interesting graphic scores.
The sticker sheets, with their 8x12 grid resembling a sequencer, immediately appealed to Delacourt. This paved the way to Principium 1.0: a modified casio keyboard from which all keys but a single octave were removed, and to which an 8x12 sequencer was added. The latter uses the same layout as the sticker sheets, activated by placing white magnets on its surface to build sequences, mirroring the blank spaces of the missing stickers in the original artwork.
In 2013, Peter Fengler of De Player/DOB records asked Dennis Tyfus to make a Principium 1.0 record, though Delacourt wasnt entirely comfortable with the idea of a definitive recording. After some processing and rethinking the whole thing Principium 2.0 saw the light of day in 2015: an edition of 12 ten inch records, each one containing a different note combining to the full octave. [The drones on each record contained various layered octaves, so that last bit is not strictly accurate.] The first record has the original recording, which is a slowly-shifting ten-minute organ-and-synth improv thing in a C note. Each subsequent record has that same recording sped up until it reaches the correct pitch: B note at around 520". The Principium 2.0 edition also contained a custom-built device that plugs in between the record player and stereo, switching the sound of the record on and off using a magnetic sensor. The magnets are placed around a 12” metal plate (also included) that sits underneath the record, turning the turntable into a sequencer.
For the presentation of Principium 2.0 at Stadslimiet Remörk used six turntables, matching-up with the original six sticker colours (which were replicated for the vinyl). Delacourt programmed a random score generator in Pd that determined which (if any) of the two records for each turntable was to be played, at what volume, and the mode the electronics should be in (the magnets can cause either gaps in the sound, or bursts of sound in the silence). This score was then followed for eight hours continuously. The Principium 2.1 LP contains four straight excerpts: no edits, no processing. These excerpts, selected by Remörk, quite accurately represent the possibilities of the installation, but also hold their own as musical miniatures." - Ultra Eczema.
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Artist: RENDERERS, THE
Title: A Dream Of The Sea
Format: LP
Label: Tinsel Ears
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Amidst their stellar discography, The Renderers are best known for their album A Dream Of The Sea, released in the mid-nineties by Siltbreeze, and now issued for the first time ever on vinyl in a gatefold jacket on the bands own label. Various forces were at work - a revered label, increased attention towards New Zealand artists - but the greatest achievements were within the band itself. Maryrose and Brian Crook reached a new level of insight and honesty with their lyrics, forming a wave of insight and metaphor that is as forceful today as when first written. Songs draw from ghostly sea tales and personal demons, where the specters as much rise from the waters as emerge from within oneself. The forceful songs are propelled by tornadoes of guitar play, always rumbling and screeching underneath the singing. Theres a connection to be heard between The Renderers and Dead Moon, both bands dedicated wholly to the music they create, a fact clear in every note they play. When Buzzfeed gets around to making a list for it, A Dream Of The Sea will inevitably be listed amongst the greatest New Zealand rock albums of all time." - Tinsel Ears.

Artist: RENDERERS, THE
Title: A Rocket Into Nothing
Format: CD
Label: Ba Da Bing
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"Over the past two decades, THE RENDERERS have crafted half a dozen albums of intimate psychedelia infused with Americana and noise. A Rocket Into Nothing is another extraordinary display of BRIAN and MARYROSE CROOKs talent as songwriters and sound sculptors. The Renderers are still as essential a piece of the diverse New Zealand indie rock puzzle as they were on their first Flying Nun album. Crafted during the series of earthquakes that hit the country in 2011, A Rocket Into Nothing seethes with the anxiety born of life-threatening experiences. On opener "Down River," slippery minor key melodies lie on beds of shaky feedback. Even the upbeat "This Shining Life" features wild, overblown guitars and subtle synth squeals. At any point, close listening reveals unexpected textures and tectonic shifts hidden just below the surface. More successfully than on any previous release, the band balances detail-oriented and spontaneous songwriting and recording techniques. Uncertainty plays a key role. Twenty years into most careers, bands lose the edge of their earlier work, but The Renderers music is as exciting as ever." - Ba Da Bing.

Artist: RENDERERS, THE
Title: In the Sodium Light
Format: LP
Label: Ba Da Bing!
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"The seismic rumbling of The Renderers goes beyond the fiendish pastoralia of their music. Long-time Christchurch residents, Brian and Maryrose Crook witnessed the earthquakes crumble the city. That, and Maryroses developing career as a painter (she is self-taught, only starting in her late thirties), inspired them to move to America and concentrate on touring here. So, where do they move? Obviously, a rock-throws distance from the San Andreas Fault, to Joshua Tree. Not surprising, given the tenacity of the Crooks. Through endless band lineups and continual challenges, they have maintained a focused sound and approach to their music. A Renderers song creates its own space, one that threatens dissemblance at every turn. With two of the most distinct voices in New Zealand rock, they trade off vocal duties, and both contribute toward burying their songs in layers of swelling and swirling guitars. For their new record, In the Sodium Light, The Renderers take a step back from the furious chug of their last album, A Rocket Into Nothing. Instead, they appear to be representing the landscape of their new home. Songs creep out of holes, seep and spread, permeating the room. The album is a languid, calm-waters drift over the abyss in a glassbottomed boat. Let the tide take you." - Ba Da Bing!

Artist: RENDERERS, THE
Title: In the Sodium Light
Format: CD
Label: Ba Da Bing!
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"The seismic rumbling of The Renderers goes beyond the fiendish pastoralia of their music. Long-time Christchurch residents, Brian and Maryrose Crook witnessed the earthquakes crumble the city. That, and Maryroses developing career as a painter (she is self-taught, only starting in her late thirties), inspired them to move to America and concentrate on touring here. So, where do they move? Obviously, a rock-throws distance from the San Andreas Fault, to Joshua Tree. Not surprising, given the tenacity of the Crooks. Through endless band lineups and continual challenges, they have maintained a focused sound and approach to their music. A Renderers song creates its own space, one that threatens dissemblance at every turn. With two of the most distinct voices in New Zealand rock, they trade off vocal duties, and both contribute toward burying their songs in layers of swelling and swirling guitars. For their new record, In the Sodium Light, The Renderers take a step back from the furious chug of their last album, A Rocket Into Nothing. Instead, they appear to be representing the landscape of their new home. Songs creep out of holes, seep and spread, permeating the room. The album is a languid, calm-waters drift over the abyss in a glassbottomed boat. Let the tide take you." - Ba Da Bing!

Artist: RENDERERS, THE
Title: Measured Strychnine Invitations
Format: LP
Label: Exiled
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
"Exiled Records is excited to release this compilation of some of our favorite songs by New Zealand cult legends, The Renderers. Formed in 1989 by Brian and Maryrose Crook of such esteemed bands as The Terminals, Max Block, Scorched Earth Policy, Flies Inside The Sun, etc. Rooted in a kind of cosmic country music, the songs regularly journey (lyrically and musically) into the heart of darkness while being taken outside the cosmos via Brians raw and visceral guitar playing. Long a cult favorite with the few who have been lucky enough to hear / see them (Will Oldham covered their music and took them on the road with him as his backing band), they have operated in relative obscurity for decades. With nearly their entire discography only released on CD (and long unavailable), this is your first chance to have most of these classic tunes on vinyl. Starting with the classic Dream of the Sea and ending with the heartbreaking A Million Lights. Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk who declared this one of his all time favorite releases. Edition of 500 copies. Dont sleep!" - Exiled.

Artist: RENDERERS, THE
Title: Monsters and Miasmas
Format: CD
Label: Last Visible Dog
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Brian Crook (from The Terminals, Max Block, solo releases) and wife Maryrose make up the long-running Renderers whos releases on Ajax/3 beads of sweat and Siltbreeze records have continued to tread a line between haunting contry-esque ballads and the brand of noise-rock for which the Terminals is known. From a review of their previous album (Ghosts of Our Vegas Lives): A charred near mythical psychedelic wasteland sparsely populated by tortured souls and twisted creatures. Brian Crook (her husband) is the perfect foil for such surrealism-meets-rustic imagery, whether lathering melting feedback on top of ghostly ballads or kicking up a slash and burn racket, captured with garage rock immediacy. ....a world where Hank Williams and Townes Van Zandt are revered as preciously as Sonic Youth, the Dead C and Can, to name but a few. A different kind of transcendance indeed. -- Lee Jackson,Womblife. Monsters and Miasmas continues upward from the foundation that the Renderers have built over the previous two decades while losing no ground from their previous accomplishments. I doubt any of us no exactly what genre this is, but theres no one out there doing what the Renderers do better." - Last Visible Dog
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Artist: RENDERIZORS
Title: Vivid Cloud / Lucky Din
Format: LP
Label: Grapefruit
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Grapefruit is a subscription ­based record club now in its third year, founded by musician Simon Joyner and Ba Da Bing Records head Ben Goldberg to release exclusive, limited­edition, vinyl­ only albums as part of an annual series, sharing identical cover art but in different colors. Subscribers receive an LP every three months, by artists that are of some renown, or are just getting started. The only connection between each group is that Joyner and Goldberg are both fans. Only 300 copies of each release are pressed—and for a limited time, these LPs are now available outside a direct subscription in extremely low quantities. The Renderizors is an off­shoot project from The Renderers, a New Zealand alt­country / rock / psych noisy band that emerged in the early 1990s based around the husband / wife songwriting team of Brian and Maryrose Crook. Together they have released seven albums and numerous singles and compilation tracks over the 20­ something years. The Renderizors first came into being to describe a project with Nathan Thompson and James (T) Kirk of Sandoz Lab Technicians, one of the best experimental free noise exponents New Zealand offered at the time. They recorded an album between 2000 and 2001 and played five or six shows, including the big Dunedin Sound festival recorded by KFJC and broadcast by KFJC and WFMU. A triple ­CD was issued by KFJC which featured several songs by each band (Plagal Grind, The Dead C, Snapper, etc.). This album was recorded with Sha Nonn and iRory (Creche) up at the old, (and now destroyed) High Street Project building in Christchurch in 2010, after playing support to Pink Reason on their New Zealand tour. The Vivid Cloud / Lucky Din name comes from the Crooks stay in Beijing and the pieces are thematically linked. The album also includes a cover of “The Chinese Seas” written by friend, Charles Lieurance, and recorded by his band the Black Dahlias (not the big Canadian band of the same name) in the 1990s." - Grapefruit
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Artist: RENE HELL
Title: Lucifer Pt. II
Format: Cass
Label: Arbor
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
"Jeff Witschers Rene Hell has been steadily developing a hybrid form of digital synthesis; existing in a space of inquiry somewhere between science fiction futurism, baroque classicism, and minimal techno machination.  Almost as if an equal consideration has been placed on the past as the future; cancelling their effects, channeling both through the present.   Syncopated patterns interweave with a distinct precision; constantly developing, mutating.  Recorded Summer 2010 in Vienna, Austria.  In an edition of 150 copies with professionally duplicated/imprinted cassettes and cardstock covers designed by Witscher." -Arbor
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Artist: RENE HELL
Title: The Terminal Symphony
Format: LP + CD
Label: Type
Country: UK
Price: $22.00
"Includes a 40-minute bonus CD, The Hilton, featuring previously-unreleased material. Since Porcelain Opera (TYPE 077CD), his debut for Type, U.S. noisenik Jeff Witscher aka Rene Hell has put out a whole series of collaborations, 7"s, tapes and splits. Looking to his love of classical minimalism, Jeff took it as the starting point for this new record. The result is a deeply electronic rendition of a classical electronic formula; the digital and analog synthesizer and drum machine sounds that brought Porcelain Opera to life are reframed and transferred into a very different compositional structure. The Terminal Symphony is Jeffs attempt to write tighter, more composed pieces of music -- something of a reaction against the glut of long, often-flabby drone compositions that have become a mainstay in the scene. The pieces here are short, concise, and packed full of ideas that can take multiple listens to unravel, and the album as a whole is almost obsessively structured and complex. Each side of the record is composed very specifically with a beginning, middle and an end, and when we begin with the familiar grunt and grind of "Chamber Forte," it is only mere minutes before the track dissolves into the main theme of the album. An appropriate enough comparison might be arch-recluse Aphex Twin, but there is no pandering to dance music culture here. Rather, Jeff has used his enviable background in noise, punk and synthesizer music to come up with something totally removed from the current Kosmische revival. The album comes to a close with the hauntingly melancholy and purposefully referential "Adagio For String Portrait." The dancing synthetic blips that pirouette across Witschers mournful electronic waves not only re-enforce the decades-long love affair between electronic and classical music, but help to define it in 2011." -Type
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Artist: RENE HELL
Title: Vanilla
Format: LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
"Jeff Witscher aka Rene Hell is a notoriously unique artist and nomadic SoCal everyman. An avid chess player, he occupies the role of both trickster and aesthete, an embodied example of a time where experimental ideas and attitudes switched fluidly between the club and gallery. Travel is a central theme of his work, with the digital and minimalist palette on Vanilla Call Option built while on the move between airports, performance spaces and public libraries. In his own words, Witscher attempted to construct "vertical narratives" that at times evoke the musique concrète of Bernard Parmegiani and probing electronic experiments of Charles Dodge. Rejecting melody to form a new language of timbre, timing and flight, these crisp compositions oscillate between flux and grandeur, piercing synthesis and meditative piano, strings, and voice." - Pan.

Artist: RENE HELL/BEAR BONES, LAY LOW/ JONATHAN FITOUSSI/JONAS REINHARDT
Title: Manoeuvers
Format: 7"
Label: Kraak
Country: Belgium
Price: $8.00

Artist: RENE HELL/PETE SWANSON
Title: Waiting For The Ladies
Format: LP
Label: Shelter Press
Country: Belgium
Price: $15.00
Repress of a limited tour-only LP. Edition of 500 copies.

Artist: RENE HELL/THREE LEGGED RACE
Title: Violin Petal {Auden}/Whipped Secrets
Format: LP
Label: Arbor
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Rene Hell and Three Legged Race investigate the space where classically outsider musical forms begin to intersect with more popular ones.  Taking cues from science fiction and early electronic / tape music and translating them through lens of minimal techno and the personal logic of bedroom recording; both creating something unclassifiable in its hybrid form.  Rene Hells four part suite Violin Petal {Auden} follows his recent LP on Type with its distinct form of digital synthesis and future-concrète; cyclic music expanding and contracting throughout a cybernetic space.  The confusion of communication, control source unknown.  Signals crossed along a technological drift.  Robert Beattys Three Legged Race presents a three part suite, Whipped Secrets.  Investigating herein an application of early automatic synthesizer music manipulated into linear form based song structure.  Developing softly, the first movement sounds like a loner folk recording from a distant future time; complete with vocals, staring sad eyed across an open expanse, contemplating the state of things.  Slowly, this form unravels into a more abstract and automatic based territory; rhythmic and melodic staccato signals possessed with an almost intelligent logic of their own.  Communication shifts from the man to his machine.  In an edition of 400 copies with glossy jackets featuring images by each artist and printed inner sleeves and center labels designed by Jeff Witscher." - Arbor

Artist: RENEGADE SCANNERS
Title: Hands on Future
Format: LP
Label: Lal Lal Lal
Country: Finland
Price: $23.00
"Lal Lal Lal proudly presents the debut album by Swedish Jacob Olaussons new project called Renegade Scanners. Olausson has previously reached for more folky atmospheres, especially on his beautiful LP on De Stijl. Some people may also know his work as Joshua Jugband 5. Renegade Scanners is a pure 4-tracker space rock feast with psychedelic bulbing synthesizers and Chrome-ish guitar riffs. But what makes it different from many others, Olaussons sonic space ship seems to be launched some lightyears before he started to record the music. The sounds are already out there and stay there, with their Hands on Future! The record comes in cooool silk screened covers in an edition of 330." - Lal Lal Lal.

Artist: REP AND FRIENDS, MIKE
Title: Darby Creek Drifter
Format: LP
Label: Five Four-O
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"The name Mike Rep Hummel means many things to different people. Many equate Rep with 70s Proto-Punk, 80s D.I.Y. or a pioneering founder of 90s Lo-Fi (Rep prefers the term Mega-Fi himself). Along with his bands Mike Rep & The Quotas & the seminal (Ohio) True Believers, he was also a cohort in the 90s Columbus supergroup Ego Summit among a plethora of other Ohio band involvements. Also known for recording and/or mixing (Lovingly Fucking With) such bands of note as Guided By Voices, Times New Viking, Jim Shepard, The Gibson Brothers, Strapping Fields Hands, Mount Carmel and dozens of others, mostly in their formative garage/basement incarnations. I prefer deflowering to retooling. Both present worthwhile challenges but working with virgin talent wont get you an STD he once infamously said. Still others remember him for his groundbreaking Columbus Ohio homegrown label New Age Records (named before there was such a thing as New Age music) which evolved into the 80s/90s cassette pioneering signpost to new space Old Age/NO Age label through the 90s. And so the name Mike Rep Hummel has a polarizing effect on many who either admire or deride his body of work. Hummels new record Darby Creek Drifter is one that is sure to draw the line even deeper into the sand. Rep sez; As my pal Bob Pollard once quipped, this does not rock. But it rolls baby, it rolls." - Five Four-O.

Artist: REP, MIKE & THE QUOTAS/SCREAMING MEE MEES with NUDGE SQUIDFISH
Title: Aliens In Our Midst/Cartoonland
Format: 7"
Label: New World Of Sound
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"The Twinkeez attained legendary cult status when Anopheles lovingly re-issued their complete discography on CD a few years ago. Mike Rep and Bruce Cole remembered the late 70s Sacramento punk band and each recorded a song in their own contemporary way. Rep does a fairly true to original version of "Aliens in Our Midst" which typically sounds a bit Roky, while Cole out-cartoons Cartoonland." - NWOS. Restock of this mid-90s release.
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Artist: REP, MIKE AND THE QUOTAS
Title: A Tree Stump Named Desire
Format: CD
Label: Anyway
Country: USA
Price: $13.00

Artist: REP, MIKE AND THE QUOTAS
Title: Black Hole Rock -The Harrisburg Ohio Sessions 2004
Format: CD
Label: Old Age/No Age
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"Original 70s Quotas lineup returns (w/ sonic-psych guitar sidekick) to reinvent riff-heavy prog-punk for the 21st Century - Rep calls it "his best batch yet" - Old Age/No Age. New self-released disc featuring Rep, Tommy Jay and Nudge Squidfish.
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Artist: REP, MIKE AND THE QUOTAS
Title: Mama Was a Schitzo, Daddy Was a Vegetable Man/Rocket Music On
Format: 7"
Label: Old Age/Sverige Age
Country: Sweden
Price: $10.00
"Two songs from 75 and 76. 500 pressed. With great ink drawing cover and hand written insert by Rep himself. The songs were recorded around the same time as his legendary "Rocket to Nowhere" single that came out on Moxie in 76. Killer stuff!!" - Old Age/Sverige Age. "Broken speaker bliss. I havent been this excited about a single for as long as I can remember." - Karl Ikola/Anopheles. Very last copies. Highly recommended!
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Artist: REP, MIKE AND THE QUOTAS
Title: Rocket To Nowhere
Format: 7"
Label: Mighty Mouth Music
Country: USA
Price: $7.50
Official 2012 reissue of Reps 1975 single.

Artist: REP, MIKE AND THE QUOTAS
Title: Songs The Grackles Liked
Format: 12"
Label: Columbus Discount
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"After a rather lengthy hold up in manufacturing, the new Mike Rep & The Quotas EP, Songs The Grackles Liked, is finally in stock. It is a 45RPM 12" EP. It contains the Quotas takes on Tommy Jays I Was There (which appeared on last years Tommy Jays Tall Tales of Trauma (LP/CD), T.A. Laffterys Time on My Hands, An early 70s Tommy Jay gem called Im Goin Down and Reps own Lemuria. Its the first new Rep record since 2005s Black Hole Rock and the first on vinyl since 2001s Mama Was A Schitzo, Daddy Was A Vegetable Man / Rocket Music On." -Columbus Discount

Artist: REP, MIKE AND THE QUOTAS
Title: Stupor Hiatus
Format: Double LP
Label: Siltbreeze
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Stupor Hiatus culls the complete recorded works of the original MIKE REP AND THE QUOTAS, dating back to 1974 and moving forward into the early 1990s. Essentially a reworking of the Stupor Hiatus Vol. 2 LP released by Siltbreeze in 1992 (minus the questionable original artwork and mysterious French-language insert), this definitive collection is that record in its entirety plus six additional tracks, four of which have never before been released. This double-LP includes the legendary "Rocket to Nowhere," a lovely instrumental interpretation of the 13th Floor Elevators "She Lives in a Time of Her Own," a cover of Roky Ericksons "Creature with the Atom Brain," a shout-out to the Strapping Fieldhands ("In the Pineys") and fifteen other immortal tracks. Those who already know, know. But if youre only familiar with the name Mike Rep as a producer for such acts as Guided By Voices, Strapping Fieldhands and Times New Viking, heres your chance to get caught up with a back catalog of extraordinary capacity. Before there were peckerwoods buzzing about lo-fi, Mike Rep--fed by a love for B-grade horror flicks, (the aforementioned) 13 Floor Elevators, Velvet Undergound, Kim Fowley and (blech!) The Doors-was concocting a mash of home-recorded punk, pop and psychedelia for a few fortunate ears. This isnt the Sunset Strip or Lower East Side, folks, its Grove City, Ohio, a scene ruled by codeine, cannabis and Carling. So be prepared to hunker down with a fuzzy, furry and fried collection of 20-plus years of sound from the vaults of one of Americas most important legends in the flesh. The Creeping Flesh, that is. One-time vinyl edition of 1000, includes download card." -Siltbreeze

Artist: REPTILE RANCH
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: C/Site
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"In the early-to-mid 1970s the communities living in south central Wales Ebbw Valley felt a growing insecurity as the regions coalmines began to close. Life without the mines was difficult to imagine, as they had been the lifeblood of the area for as long as most could remember. From great instability great art is often born – and such is the case when Spike, Phil John, and Simon Smith came together at a school nestled between two mines in Newbridge to form Reptile Ranch.

The trio dabbled with song writing for years before escaping the Valley for the city of Cardiff. Here the band found their stride with growing influence from the burgeoning UK DIY movement. After sending a letter to Scritti Pollitis Carol Street address the boys received a package chalk full of information on how to release their own records. They wasted no time in forming their Z Block label, and releasing their brilliant debut Dont Give the Lifeguard a Second Chance 7”. In a smallest of small world coincidences they ran into Scritti Polliti and NME journalist Ian Penman while leaving the pressing plant with their freshly pressed, blank labeled, double A-side singles. From this chance meeting their first review was written, their relationship with Scritti Polliti was furthered, and distribution help from Rough Trade was solidified.

More invigorated than ever Reptile Ranch became a staple of a new scene in Cardiff, centered at the Grassroots Café. Like-minded bands like Riotous Brothers, The New Form, and Young Marble Giants joined Reptile Ranch in playing and releasing records. Reptile Ranch built a temporary studio in the café in order to record two Z Block compilations of Cardiff bands, Rough Cuts and Is the War Over?, as well as their masterpiece, 1980s 4-song Animal Noises 7”. Reptile Ranchs sound is deeply original. Often lacking drums, Phil Johns bass playing does double duty as both the guiding rhythm and backbone of melody. Meanwhile Spike and Simon Smiths guitar work are without parallel as they bob and weave through diverse sets of riffs and unique licks. Somehow the band lands in the realms of Post Punk that will excite fans of the Desperate Bicycles, Wire, and The Fall.

With this release all of Reptile Ranchs work is available on a single LP for the first time. In addition to the bands released work this record also features two unreleased live tracks and two unreleased studio tracks (one of which is from the bands improvisational alter ego Reptile Cancer). Packaged in beautiful hand-stamped jackets with paste-on photographs and includes a 6-page insert of photos, flyers, artwork, journals and memos. One time pressing of 500 copies."

Artist: REPULSE
Title: Habershon Ways
Format: 7"
Label: Cameleon
Country: France
Price: $12.00
2012 reissue. Rough translation of the labels writeup... "A Cardiff band featuring musicians from Brest,managed by Molly Edmunds, mother of Dave Edmunds. 4 tracks recorded live on an Akai stereo in their living room in 1981 in "sound on sound," without mixing, bass in the front, fuzz on all the songs, reference points are punk urgency, the Velvet Underground, sixties U.S. garage guitars, psych, a real curiosity. The band members are Alana Camus Holland, Jean-Pierre Jézéquel, Alec Ansons & Thierry Lefevre. The name REPULSE is one of the numerous names of English ships, that of the EP comes from the street in Cardiff where the musicians lived, Habershon Street. The front cover has a drawing by Thomas Maybank found in a directory of the 1920-1930 Royal Navy ("The Wonder Book of the Navy"), the back has a picture from a movie starring Christopher Plummer, 1979s "Murder By Decree." 500 copies were pressed by Kiosque dOrphée in 1982, the covers were handmade."

"Groupe de Cardiff, incluant des musiciens brestois, managé par Molly Edmunds, mère de Dave Edmunds, 4 titres enregistrés live sur un Akaï stéréo dans le salon en 1981. en "sound on sound" sans mixage, basse en avant, fuzz sur tous les titres, les références sont punk pour lurgence, Velvet Underground, guitares garage psyché sixties US , une vraie curiosité. Les membres du groupe sont Alana Camus Holland, Jean-Pierre Jézéquel, Alec Ansons & Thierry Lefevre. Le nom REPULSE est un des nombreux noms de bateaux anglais, celui du EP vient de la rue située à Cardiff où demeuraient les musiciens, Habershon Street, Le recto de la pochette est un dessin de Thomas Maybank reproduit dun annuaire des années 1920-1930 de la Royal Navy (The wonder book of the navy), le verso est une photo extraite dun film avec Christopher Plummer de 1979 "Murder By Decree". 500 vinyles ont été pressés par Kiosque dOrphée en 1982, les pochettes sont faites main." - Cameleon. Preview here.

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

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

Artist: RESIDENTS, THE
Title: Meet The Residents
Format: Flexi-Disc 7"
Label: Ralph/File Magazine
Country: USA/Canada
Price: $7.00
One-sided flexi produced for the Canadian magazine File in 1974. Includes extracts from the first Residents LP.
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Artist: RESIDENTS, THE
Title: Residue of the Residents
Format: Double LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $29.00
"Residue of The Residents collects outtakes, rare tracks and other experiments from this legendary San Francisco collective. Originally released on Ralph Records in 1983 and spanning The Residents career up to that point, this first-time vinyl reissue has been expanded to a double LP and contains 26 songs from the late 70s and early 80s?the groups most fertile period. Highlights from the first LP include the Morricone-inspired The Sleeper, the dreamlike Whoopy Snort (initially on the LAFMS compilation Blorp Esette), the intense collage piece Kamikaze Lady from the pre-Residents 1971 Baby Sex tapes, and the RAO Studio Orchestra version of Ups & Downs (which may be the groups finest pop moment). The second LP features many insider favorites that have not been available on vinyl for decades: Loser = Weed (initially released as the B-side to the Satisfaction single), Death in Barstow and Melon Collie Lassie (from the Babyfingers EP), as well as The Residents contributions to the great Subterranean Modern compilation. Balancing the groups conceptual impulses with a dark palette of electro-esotericism, Residue of The Residents is an intoxicating collection that serves as an ideal starting point for the uninitiated." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: RESIDENTS, THE
Title: Santa Dog
Format: Double 7
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Welcome to the wild, bizarro world of the experimental artists The Residents. Little is known about the groups origins or its members identities, although it is widely believed that they are based out of San Francisco, California. When their debut release, Santa Dog, first appeared in 1972 on the equally enigmatic Ralph Records / Cryptic Corporation, the few hundred copies quickly fell on deaf ears and blind eyes. Rumor has it that then-President Richard Nixon sent his record back. True to their Theory of Obscurity concept, The Residents cultivate mystery to ensure artistic integrity. With different musical personas for each of its four tracks, Santa Dog is a fully-formed avant-garde pastiche of musique concrète, Raymond Scott-esque exotica, television sound effects and the groups own mutilated take on rock n roll that later became their trademark aesthetic. Superior Viaduct is honored to present the first-time vinyl reissue of Santa Dog, complete with Christmas-themed fold-out sleeve. The package is an essential artifact for devout fans and beginners--a puzzle wrapped in a piece of commercial music. Or perhaps it is the other way around?" - Superior Viaduct.
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Artist: RESIDUAL ECHOES
Title: California
Format: LP
Label: Holy Mountain
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"After returning to their native state of California from a national tour, RESIDUAL ECHOES went in to the studio immediately, for their most cohesive effort yet. California is comprised of four songs. "White Cloud" and "Julie Patchouli" could be called "pop songs," and they are rock and roll to the fullest, but also ensconced in luscious, freak-out arrangements further enhanced by a select group of special guests. The second side of the LP is a suite dedicated to the state of California complete with references ranging from the construction of the railroads, the natural beauty of the land and the mating rituals of elephant seals. It ends with a distorted take on Los Angeles via UK-colored glasses with the title track which erupts into epic, pulsing, skronk-raunch riffs that cease to abate for the duration of the songs 10-minute length (all the while making references to summer, SST records, earthquakes and helicopters flying through the streets of Hollywood seeking out pillaging Slayer fans. Really. Its all there). The fourth release of deep-fried, DIY psych-rock from Santa Cruz guitarist ADAM PAYNE . For fans of Comets On Fire, Monoshock, and the Golden State." - Holy Mountain.

Artist: RESIDUAL ECHOES
Title: First Album
Format: LP
Label: Re
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Fried, DIY psych rock from a devoted fan of Comets on Fire and Six Organs of Admittance (theyre thanked for their wisdom) and Pink Floyd. Long, distorted meandering tracks featuring "that sound" from an indiscriminate time where drugs reign above all and the clock is always set for snooze.  Years down the road, you will be playing this for someone and you will honestly have to tell them, "I dont know," when they ask where they can get one. Packaged in handmade sleeves."
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Artist: RESIDUAL ECHOES
Title: Firsts EP
Format: CD
Label: Elevation
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"ADAM PAYNE and his psych cohorts deliver a 20-minute EP of a skronky psych amalgamation of everything theyve has done before-lo-fi freakouts, krautrock vibes, guitar tsunamis-yet this time around they also seem to find their pop voice and channel some amazing early-60s vibes and touches of 70-80s So Cal punk around the edges. This one will definitely put a smile on any RESIDUAL ECHOES fans face. Five tracks, one-time limited edition pressing of 2,000 copies." -Elevation.

Artist: RESIDUAL ECHOES
Title: Incredible Feets
Format: Cass
Label: Selection
Country: USA
Price: $6.00

Artist: RESIDUAL ECHOES
Title: Middle Path
Format: LP
Label: Holy Mountain
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"In the grand tradition of albums consisting of sidelong tracks, The Middle Path ranks among the best. How great is it? On the level of the latest opus by Decimus (NNCKs Pat Murano), Tangerine Dreams Zeit and Ash Ra Tempels first LP. Taking collage rock to college, band leader Adam Payne and drummer Matthew Clark present their loftiest contribution yet to the out­rock canon. They let their freak flag fly high, but with a disciplined air. "Bush Pij / Sometimes" starts with a bulbous, stunt­rock charge that evokes first­four­albums Black Sabbath, Thin Lizzy and the heaviest parts of Focuss Hocus Pocus. Headbanging passages full of torrid, florid guitar solos and the kind of explosive drumming will make fans of Bill Ward and Keith Moon paradiddle all over themselves. Later, an ominous tolling redolent of Sonic Youths "Halloween" conjures a beautifully haunting, desolate comedown. What a trip. But this is mere warm­up for "A Marriage," the pinnacle of Residual Echoes career and one of 2013s most excellent and action ­packed tracks. Motorik bliss boogie with flute gently fluctuate in the airstream, bolstered by burbling bass, gull­cry guitar and nipple gongs. Around six­ and­ a ­half minutes in, things get incredibly anthemic in a Meat Puppets Up on the Sun way. Bonus: The guitar solo at the twelve minute mark flares and curlicues like Wayne Rogers on the worlds best trucker speed. Near the end, a strangulated feedback concerto carries the listener bewilderedly to the runoff groove. The Middle Path turns out to be the righteous route." - Holy Mountain

Artist: RESIDUAL ECHOES
Title: Phoenician Flu and Ancient Ocean
Format: CD
Label: Holy Mountain
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"The sophomore release from ADAM PAYNE under his RESIDUAL ECHOES banner, and another seething mishmash of psychedelia, krautrock, and free-noise magic. A staggering seven-track blend of self-recordings and studio numbers that runs wild from endless riff-sanity to billowing aural smoke to fuzzy pop, reverbed noise, depraved psychedelic dub, odes to the acoustic guitar, and Monoshock-like rock glory. Were generally considered to be "most awesome" at the recent Arthurfest." - Holy Mountain.

Artist: RESIDUAL ECHOES
Title: Phoenician Flu and Ancient Ocean
Format: LP
Label: Holy Mountain
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"The sophomore release from ADAM PAYNE under his RESIDUAL ECHOES banner, and another seething mishmash of psychedelia, krautrock, and free-noise magic. A staggering seven-track blend of self-recordings and studio numbers that runs wild from endless riff-sanity to billowing aural smoke to fuzzy pop, reverbed noise, depraved psychedelic dub, odes to the acoustic guitar, and Monoshock-like rock glory. Were generally considered to be "most awesome" at last years Arthurfest." - Holy Mountain.

Artist: RESIDUAL ECHOES
Title: Residual Echoes
Format: CD
Label: Holy Mountain
Country: USA
Price: $15.50
"The Residual Echoes were formed by Adam Payne after he moved to Santa Cruz and met the encouraging forces of Ethan Miller (Comets on Fire) and Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance). They have blossomed into one of that citys finest groups. Their sound is a vibrant collage of everything that has ever happened in music, all deftly manipulated and manicured by Mr. Payne into some of the most farfreaking-out jams ever heard." - Holy Mountain.

Artist: RESINEATORS
Title: Dont ____ With Fantasy
Format: CD
Label: Siltbreeze
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"Get ready to match the stars! The Resineators deliver the ultimate $500 response on their second full-length player, Dont ____ with the Fantasy, an instant California drug-classic of psych-expanded rockers, white-line fevers, and black-hole crawlers from San Franciscos overlords of panic. Panelists David Nudelman (3 Stoned Men, The Wild Breed) and Anthony Bedard (Icky Boyfriends, The Leather Uppers) have augmented their telepathic, two-man collision drill with Aaron Nudelman (Sunless Day) and Andy Oglesby (The Roofies) to forge this collection of 10 flypaper-melodic, primal-concussive, battered and deep-fried cans of corn. This statement episode was captured at TinTel Park in all its shimmering clarity and pummeling hi-fidelity by pause-button operator Greg Freeman (Thinking Fellers Union Local 282, Pell Mell) and mastered by John Croslin (Beulah, Guided by Voices). Over the past two seasons, The Resineators have thrilled spectators at national SuperMatch exhibitions against teams such as Jonathan Richman, Mudhoney, In The Red recording artist Andre Williams, Quintron, and Deerhoof. Their most recent Philadelphia appearance concluded with David "The Nude" Nudelman sailing through an open door on the Khyber Yards leftfield wall, out onto the street, and straight into the emergency ward of Siltbreeze Childrens Hospital, where the rarely smiling orthopedic trauma clinical director, Tiberius J. Lax, awaited, pen in hand, with a Vicodin-laced, cheesesteak-covered contract."

Artist: RETROS
Title: Inner City Rockers-The Retros 1979
Format: LP + CD
Label: BDR
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"THE RETROS were arguably the best punk band in St. Louis during their brief existence. From 1978-1981 they wowed crowds at parties, VFW halls and bowling alleys with their infectious punk pop anthems. A couple attempts at recordings were made, but the Retros produced no official released during their lifespan. In the Spring of 1979, the band was the subject of a final exam for a friends studio recording class at Webster University. When the exam was finished, the Retros took advantage of the couple of hours of leftover studio time. They ripped through twelve originals ina quick, live-in-the-studio type set up with limited overdubs and only a couple of retakes. The tapes ended up in soundman/manager DON HOLLENBECKs closet and were nearly forgotten until now. LP includes the entire twelve-song session and the CD adds four bonus live tracks. LP limited to 300 copies in a silkscreened sleeve with full-color insert with photos, posters and notes, and includes a CD version." -BDR

Artist: RETSEPTI
Title: Anthology of Georgian Underground - Tbilisi, 1987-92
Format: CD
Label: Supreme Echo
Country: Canada
Price: $13.00
"Could any Western music critic really comprehend the reality of the soviet state of Georgia during the 1980s? Let alone, being a complete anomaly in the countries contemporary music scene? This small and beautiful country in the Caucuses is world renown for its polyphonic vocal music “ however, little is known of contemporary Georgian music. Tbilisi, an isolated capital city. Isolation brings character. By way of definition, Retsepti represent what should be considered the most relevant contemporary music group to have existed in the Republic Of Georgia during the 1980s. If one is to summarize the history of underground music in ex-socialist countries, they will find very few which rank alongside the maturity of composition and stylistic character which Lado Burdulis group accomplished during their short and troubled existence. Retsepti was formed in 1987 by vocalist/leader Lado Burduli. A child prodigy - Lados first group was in fact 15 years earlier at the age of 7-8. His father being a famous actor of Soviet cinema; Lado himself partook in many films, including lead-roles. Growing up amidst a period which witnessed the Soviet Unions first official rock festival (Tbilisi 1980), the group distanced themselves from the vocal instrumental ensemble and youth music of the Soviet Estrada. ⢏ur attitude of the band was no interviews and no relationships with anybody " starting from the other bands existing during that period, to the journalists, and generally whomever "no relationship with anybody at all!". Retsepti means recipe, or prescription"We chose the name because at that time, the Soviet society needed some treatment, and we were the "retsepti" for this treatment which would eventually cure them (the people of this society)." - Lado.
Existing throughout the fall of the Soviet Union and a five year period of civil war within Georgia, Burdulis lyrics bare a consistently similar theme; the struggle to sustain compassion and love within an intolerant society.
Retseptis music is extraordinary – original, well arranged dark punk and wave sung in Georgian with a raw voice which has melody under its surface. The Caucasian language group is delightfully unique sounding in its percussive and even abrasive tones.



This documentation offers the listener a rare chance to experience the groups entire recorded repertoire; from the odd sized Russian 1/4” master tape discovered in an empty building two years after the civil war, to the sole remaining copies of songs on cassette tapes; all songs suffered substantial deterioration of sound, requiring meticulous audio restoration.
Retseptis story is a fascinating one, and the inclusion of an interview pried out of Burduli over five years, along with his original lyrics translated into English, only seem to conclude with a stronger sense of mystery. After six long years with innumerable set-backs, I am very proud to present, the definitive Restepti."

"A true pearl of the Soviet-era underground, well arranged unique mix of NWOBHM, dark-punk / cold-wave, and garage with abrasive Georgian vocals, recorded 1989-90. Raw & angry enough for the punks yet dark enough to please the post-punks. Musically comparable to SECTION 25, GRAZDANSKAYA OBORONA, early KILLING JOKE, STOOGES, JOY DIVISION, SIEKIERA, etc. Anglophones do not fear, this anthology will amaze! "A dark, desperate feel, interesting guitar work, and a twisted vocalist!" (MRR - Oct. 2006) "very glad to have it" - Middle Eastern Division, Harvard University (May 2009). 10 songs, professionally 24-bit re-mastered. Deluxe gatefold ecopak cover, hand stamped inner-sleeve, plus 16 page booklet with lyrics / photographs / interview & history of underground music in the ex-Soviet Republic of Georgia." - Supreme Echo.

Artist: RETTMAN, TONY
Title: Why Be Something That Youre Not: Detroit Hardcore 1979- 1985
Format: Book
Label: Revelation
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"In the early 70s, Detroit was the musical hub of America, but by the early eighties, it was a wasteland. It took a group of skateboarders, a teacher and a census clerk to wake the city up and start one of the first hardcore punk scenes in America. "Why Be Something That Youre Not" chronicles the first wave of Detroit hardcore from its origins in the late 70s to its demise in the mid-80s. Through oral histories and extensive imagery, the book proves that even though the California beach towns might have created the look and style of hardcore punk, it was the Detroit scene - along with a handful of other cities - that cultivated the musics grassroots aesthetic before most cultural hot spots around the globe even knew what the music was about. The book includes interviews with members of The Fix, Violent Apathy, Negative Approach, Necros, Pagans, Bored Youth, and L-Seven along with other people who had a hand in the early hardcore scene like Ian MacKaye, Tesco Vee and Dave Stimson." - Revelation.

Artist: REV GALEN
Title: s/t
Format: 10"
Label: Okraina
Country: Belgium
Price: $18.00
"In the company of Gilles Poizat (guitar, trumpet, voice), Catherine Hershey sings the poems of her grandfather Galen E. Hershey, pastor-farmer in Pontiac, Michigan. The poems come from a collection of poetry written between 1946 and 1976. Features Frédéric Jean on whistle on "Dilemma & Decision". Mixed by Gilles Olivesi; Mastered by Harris Newman; Illustration by Gwénola Carrère. Florian Caschera on the release: "As his name readily admits, this disc of tranquil hallucination (but beware) bursts forth in all its absurd duration around eight poems that fire the Reverend Galen Hershey, grandfather of Catherine Hershey, who sings here, recorded more or less in secret, in his notebooks. They are simple and beautiful poems, which have the simplicity and beauty of poems which are recorded more or less secretly in notebooks. The secret of the notebooks is more or less the simplest and the most beautiful of the secrets... Gilles Poizat, trembling in the reverb of a patient guitar, tells his furtive notes like a string of bones, and pulls a trumpet the kind of subtly diffracted traits that are heard on Robert Wyatts Rock Bottom (1974), whistles as we hide to cry and sing like a baby whale dreaming (or he shouts, like Jad Fair stuck at the top of the slide, it could make you laugh but its heartbreaking). Catherine Hershey, eyes wide open on what comes out of her mouth and makes of this smoke, gives to her melodies the curve of the most intriguing calves. They are sad and full songs, somewhat veiled, whose hearts overflow everywhere, but with a quiet dawn sure of its dawn legitimacy. As all the music summons another, one will think of the rhymes of Ivor Cutler, the refrain of Pearl in The Night of the Hunter (1955), to the sweetest ballads of Shirley Collins, to some Elizabethan airs as they were already, in another life, made effervescent by Syd Barrett. We will think of it without it hindering us in anything. And then we will not think at all, too busy to look after our blues, these exquisite blues bring our souls the songs which we know will never be forgotten." - Okraina.

Artist: REV, MARTIN
Title: Clouds of Gory
Format: LP
Label: Permanent
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Martin Revs (from Suicide) second long player finally in print for the first time in 30 years!!!!! Its like someone took an unreleased Suicide record, removed the vocal tracks, and replaced them with synth oscilliations, chirps, drones and explosions --Opium Hum. Haunting second album of minimalist analogue synth experimentation from Suicides Martin Rev. Never before pressed to vinyl in the States. Previously available as an import on French label New Rose. A killer follow-up to his debut LP reissued in 2013 by Superior Viaduct. For fans of: Suicide, Kraftwerk, Craig Leon, John Bender, Cabaret Voltaire, Silver Apples." - Permanent.

Artist: REV, MARTIN
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"In 1980, shortly after SUICIDEs second full-length, MARTIN REV released his first solo album on preeminent No Wave label Infidelity (Lust/Unlust). Uninhibited by the trappings of a collaborator, Rev was freed to explore his most experimental and pop leanings with dirty synths, dark melodies and dreamlike textures, and produced a masterpiece of modern alienation that captures a uniquely New York landscape. Echoing other electronic forerunners such as Silver Apples and Kraftwerk, and foreshadowing the work of Aphex Twin and Air, Revs solo outing rests firmly in the lineage of unnerving sounds from the furthest fringe of maladjustment. Includes an insert with a new Rev interview by musician / critic ALAN LICHT, as well as a digital download card." -Superior Viaduct.

Artist: REV, MARTIN
Title: Stigmata
Format: LP
Label: Blast First Petite
Country: UK
Price: $28.00
"Blast First Petite presents the first vinyl edition of Martin Revs Stigmata (2009). Originally released as a CD (PTYT 040CD). Presented as a neon-orange LP. Edition of 500. "Modern Classical masterpiece" -- Record Collector. "Remarkable electronic musicianship" -- MOJO. "an uncomfortable listen, but bleedin good." - Stool Pigeon.

Artist: REVERSE MOUTH / BLASTOCYST
Title: Split
Format: LP
Label: Heat Retention
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Blastocyst delivers free rock noise madness at its very unique best, here offering 4 spastic grooveable shoothing punk jams. The guitar duo of Reverse Mouth taking over side B w/ a 17-minute deodorant crystal filth statement, much different from they usually deliver.  Limited edition of 100 w/ screenprinted jackets by Mr. frenchie-fabulous Marc Zajack + b&w insert."- Heat Retention

Artist: REVERT, MATTHEW
Title: Not You
Format: LP
Label: Kye
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Kye is proud to present the first fully authorized collection of sound work by esteemed Australian novelist Matthew Revert. Not You takes Reverts diaristic/voyeuristic narrations and casts them against a loose-footing of home-recorded 4-track scrabble, iPhone overload, and migratory acoustic dreamsong. These constituent parts combine and flourish in a creative rite of passage that affirms Not You as both hermetic tour-de-force, and masterpiece of primitive self-expression. Mastered by Jason Lescalleet at Glistening Labs, Not You arrives in a high-gloss Matthew Revert designed sleeve, with accompanying insert, in an edition of 400 copies." - Kye.

Artist: REVIS, KEVAN
Title: Sollicitudo
Format: LP
Label: Boxer
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
Limited edition pressing of 100 copies. "This really is a tremendous album-I stumbled across it when I stumbled across Boxer Records. It seems to strike just the right balance between creepiness and approachability-creepy in the sense of dark sounds that remind you of strange noises you might hear in an abandoned building in the middle of the night; and approachable in the way it blends those sounds together into a tapestry of electronic and manipulated noise that you feel drawn to, every bit as much as you feel spooked by it. The first part feels more like a continuous story than the second, where there is more of an edginess to its short, individual bursts of sound. Together, the two parts give a tremendous picture of KEVAN REVIS creativity, originality and sense for what works." -Ian Parsons
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Artist: REVOLUCION DE EMILIANO ZAPATA
Title: Revolucion de Emiliano Zapata
Format: LP
Label: Emiliano Zapata
Country: Worlds Leading Terrorist State
Price: $28.00
"First album of this Mexican legend, one of these albums that you must own. Probably the best acid rock album ever made in Latin America, plenty of fuzz guitars and excellent compositions. New and limited reissue,  including the original poster and a promo sheet." 

Artist: REVOLVER
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Spittle
Country: Italy
Price: $21.00
""Demented rock" was one of the genuine forms of punk rock in Italy, characterized by a transgressive formula with tremendous sarcasm and attitude. Everything was set against the seeds of the counterculture, the pop heritage, and the exasperated technicality of progressive rock. First released in 1979 on Philips and now reissued for the first time since, this is the one and only effort from Revolver, a perfect example of the sub-genre, with hints of foolish Zappaesque interludes. Vocals on the single "Gay" courtesy of glam pop star Ivan Cattaneo. Features significant contributions from Baffo Banfi, iconic keyboard player with progressive heroes Biglietto Per LInferno and solo artist for Klaus Schulzes Innovative Communication label." - Spittle.

Artist: REVOLVER/ IMPERYA SNEGOV
Title: Split
Format: 7"
Label: Tian An Men 89
Country: France
Price: $9.00
"A totally fun little record, this has 9 songs by 2 bands from different republics of the Russian Federation: REVOLVER is crazed, 60s-style garage/sci-fi/lounge/surf from Petrozavodsk in Karelia, but IMPERYA SNEGOV is even more crazed punk/grind with folk influences from Ulan-Ude in Buryatia, and might remind you a bit of freakazoids like MELT-BANANA.  Released in June 2004, this is a numbered edition of 500 in a fold-out sleeve with liner notes and lyrics." -Tian An Men 89

Artist: REW, ADRIAN
Title: Slot Machine Music
Format: Picture Disc LP
Label: Hanson
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Although I was not yet aware of the extent to which casinos tailor their environments for maximum comfort (and, correspondingly, profit), I did know as I crossed the threshold of my first casino floor earlier this year that it would not be my last visit. Hit by a cornucopia of slot machine tones, triggering aleatorically and coalescing into shimmering masses, I was struck by the need to return and record the sounds that so entranced me. It wouldnt prove to be easy--casino security is intense (you can hear me get warned of the consequences of taking photos at the beginning of the discs second track)--and due to the clandestine nature of the operation, my recording techniques were by no means sophisticated. Equipped with nothing but an Olympus LS-11 recorders internal microphone stashed in a sweaty coat pocket, I allowed the lure of the zone to guide me through a series of ambling recording sessions over a period of four months, the best of which are included here. I learned a lot about casino sonics in the process: game designers, for example, tune their machines to the key of C in order to optimize harmonic cohesion; one team of designers, the story goes, even spent a month perfecting a single ding sound on one machine. In the interest of preserving the true ambient sounds of the casino these recordings are completely untreated, but lost in the sea of chance I did exert some affirmative control by means of meandering intent and my actual playing of the machines. And by participating in the games myself I got a taste of the financially debilitating consequences that accompany the enchantment of video gambling. The disc in your hands represents my endeavor to bring you the zone experience without the harsh comedown of its unfortunate reality." - Adrian Rew.

Artist: REYNOLDS, BEN
Title: Basic Consciousness
Format: Cass
Label: Cauliflower Dreams
Country: Belgium
Price: $8.50
"Ben from ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS, UNCABINETED DUO, etc... a real circular psych dreamer. 4 songs of muddy water." - Cauliflower Dreams.

Artist: REYNOLDS, BEN
Title: Special Noises
Format: CDR
Label: Time-Lag
Country: USA
Price: $12.00

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

Artist: REYNOLDS, MALVINA
Title: s/t
Format: CD
Label: Omni Recording Company
Country: Australia
Price: $22.00
"Malvina Reynolds was the grooviest grandma to ever strut across the folk singer stage. At the ripe age of 70 (in 1970) she joined forces with members of The Byrds, The Dillards, The Sunshine Company, producer Alex Hassilev (of fabulous folkies The Limeliters) and others to cut her self-titled psych-protest opus. With a heart of gold and an acid tongue, Malvina wraps her creaking, aching voice around the hot topics at the close of the tumultuous 1960s. Rounding out the collection are a handful of extremely rare 45-only cuts, alternate versions and six astounding previously-unreleased tracks. Lovingly remastered from the original tapes, all selections make their first appearance on CD here. Deluxe packaging, 16-page full color booklet with exclusive notes and rare photos." - Omni Recording Company.

Artist: REZZETT
Title: Fire Bomb
Format: 12
Label: Trilogy Tapes
Country: UK
Price: $21.00
"Uproarious, run-to-the-rocks skin-flayers. Rrruff." -Trilogy Tapes.

Artist: REZZETT
Title: Goodness
Format: 12"
Label: Trilogy Tapes
Country: UK
Price: $22.00
In silkscreened sleeve. "Goodness sees a return to the decayed, drawn-out techno-ambient that pulled me in the first time round. Each bar is led with a strong kick that quickly fades back into the maelstrom of rusted textures washing over the track. There might be three different hi-hats blundering into each other throughout, occasionally interrupted by dulled bumps and clangs. As Goodness swells and snowballs, the cascade of descending synths turns the stomach over each loop -- a rollercoaster cart that relentlessly chugs its way to the top of the rails, only to find itself lost in the clouds." --Pitchfork, February 2015.
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Artist: RFD
Title: Lead Me Home
Format: CD
Label: Riverman
Country: Korea
Price: $18.00
"This is the first-ever authorized reissue of this 1971 Christian classic, now remastered in a 24-bit remaster. Housed in an exact reproduction paper sleeve. Pretty intensely amazing songs of devotion couched in lazy, laid-back, skillfully-crafted pop/country/psych tuneage, chock full of harmonies and vibes so mellow, you wont know whether theyre singing about God or really good weed. "The RFD stands for Russ, Fred, and Dan and heres the deal -- these guys (and girl) put out a record in 1971 that went onto become universally-hailed by the thousand or so people in the world with an opinion on the matter as one of the five or ten best Christian records of all time. Now if youre like me, the initial thought of good Christian music seems like more than a joke than anything else. But then you hear artists like The Search Party or Marj Snyder or The RFD and you realize that these people are the real deal. Good Jesus music doesnt preach or even really announce itself as Christian music, at all. You have to listen real close to hear a message, and if you do hear it, youre free to ignore it and go on with your sinful existence. Good Christian, or Xian as we call it in the record biz, is good music whether you get it or not, no matter what you may believe. It usually has a beauty and a purity you can hear in secular records like Linda Perhacs or Wendy and Bonnie. But usually, as with these albums, theres also a darkness there, lingering and undenied, feeding the music with added complexity and gravity. This isnt glassy-eyed Jesus freak music, and the best records are by real people living real lives full of pain as well as joy and love. I wont lie and say its anywhere as rich as the secular field, but there are some gems to be found and The RFD most definitely are one of them." -Douglas McGowan, Yoga Records

Artist: RFD
Title: Lead Me Home
Format: LP
Label: Out-Sider
Country: Spain
Price: $31.00
"USA 1971 obscure Christian folk-rock album with an appealing, understated feel. Close male/female vocal harmonies and ringing guitars create a secular late 60s California sound, with strong songwriting that reaches back to a Byrds / Simon & Garfunkel hook sensibility. Fully licensed, first ever vinyl reissue. Monster rarity going for $700+ when showing up. Limited reissue of 500 copies, printed in HQ 350g carton and 180g vinyl. Unbeatable 24bit remastered sound quality. Including an insert with liner notes by Patrick Lundborg." -Out-Sider

Artist: RHYTON
Title: Navigating by Starlight
Format: LP
Label: MIE
Country: UK
Price: $26.00
"Navigating by Starlight is the elegantly distended fourth LP by a New York band known for its fine taste in bourbon as well as its ability to explore strangely forested nooks of space. Composed of two side-long excursions of heavily bearded improv, this is what Bruce Dern should have been listening to throughout Douglas Trumbulls Silent Running. The first side is called “Lovejoy Vapor Trail,” after the recently discovered comet said to be releasing enough alcohol to fill 500 bottles of George T. Stagg every second. Who could fail to be staggered by such a suggestion? Not these guys. Dave Shufords guitar vomits stars in all known directions, Jimy SeiTangs bass and synth cover the proceedings with a blanket of darkness, and Rob Smiths drums drive things along like a pulsar. The flip, “Scylla and Charybdis,” continues Rhytons linguistic love affair with Ancient Greece. But with Shuford on electric mandolin, and the rhythm section picking their way between the twin threats more carefully than usual, the band creates a vibe that is more space-swamp than whirlpool (at least in this writers opinion). By which I mean its method of sucking you into its vortex is staggered rather than continuous. Of course, once youve stuck your head into Rhtyons sound-barrel, the specifics of destruction dont matter much do they? 500 bottles of Stagg a second . . . that would sure take care of the world shortage, wouldnt it?" - Byron Coley.
"After crafting Kykeon, the most detailed and finely intermeshed recording of their output, the cosmic compatriots Rhyton decided to get back to basics and kick out the jams with both ferocity and stateliness. Navigating by Starlight features two sidelong improvised slices of molten music recorded by the redoubtable Jason Meagher at apex temperatures at his Black Dirt Studio in upstate New York. The first side, "Lovejoy Vapor Trail," follows a journey from an initial solemn invocation through areas of blinding scree toward a summit of relaxed but rough and tough guitar elevation. The second side, with its natural bifurcation, was an instant composition of two halves that balance perfectly and exhibit a subdued menace." - MIE.

Artist: RHYTON
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Thrill Jockey
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Rhyton is an experimental/improv/psych trio based in Brooklyn that features Dave Shuford (D. Charles Speer and the Helix, No Neck Blues Band), Jimy SeiTang (Psychic Ills) and Spencer Herbst (Messages, Matta Llama) LP version is limited to only 500 copies worldwide and includes a postcard insert and free download coupon. Rhyton pours out a sonic libation unto the liberated world. Waveforms ring out, alternately frozen and blazing, wrenched from an improvisational method. They seek to loosen the gaze so as to widen focus, taking the unity in hand, not grabbing for the micro-constituent. Using the dynamic levels of rock, Rhyton carve out an edifice of sound on their debut LP that centers upon repetition and modal excursion. Recorded and mixed by Jason Meagher at his Black Dirt Studio, this self-titled release is culled from a highly fruitful three day recording session. Seeking to capture the cutting intensity level of their live performances, the band takes the ethos of full engagement. The multiple amp setup at hand in the studio helps imbue the ear with "second hearing". The split stereo, dual amped electric leads utilized throughout the record are best experienced on tracks like "Pontian Grave" and "Teke" where phase and tremolo patterns bounce and surge from ear to ear, warping senses of both time and space. These two distinct sound sources are a manifestation of dual perspectives derived from a single emanation: this is not the fracturing of a voice, but rather its multiplying into a unified but complimentary chorale as different delay lengths and distortion levels cohere into an ensemble greater than its parts. On "Dale Odaliski" the rock trio trappings are stripped away as a booming tom tom, oscillators and delay loops evoke a kind technological primitivism that seems akin to a message from a shattered, distant future. Extreme attention to auditory detail is apparent throughout the album, as blasts of varied gain stages writhe within fields of phased cymbals and bass throbs. Taken from repose to ekstasis - as mental impulse reigns above, so the body below records. Rhyton is a band with an organic genesis, born from late night rap sessions at a local Brooklyn watering hole. Heads of certain vibe gathered together to tap into the underlying flux form of transportational music. Dave Shuford (D. Charles Speer, No Neck Blues Band) had been knee deep in research and practice in the realm of middle eastern musics during the recording of his solo LP Arghiledes. From that album, the track "The Heavy Heart of Ando-Yeap" was used as a leaping off point for the gestation of Rhyton. Shuford brought his personal selection of varied string instruments to the table, seeking to create a heavier electric syntax for mandolin, saz and baritone guitar. Jimy SeiTang (Psychic Ills) emerged as a sonic surgeon, creating wave patterns with his bass and pulses of tape delay tales. Spencer Herbst (Messages, Matta Llama) injected his flowing, highly energetic style of percussion and brought in visual conundrums by way of videocassette. An instant near-telepathic bond was established, making improvisations seem like composed forays even to the closest confidants. With variants and heads situated as a point of departure, Rhyton explores the inner workings of the ear and seeks the latent brain bulge within the listener." -Thrill Jockey.




Artist: RHYTON
Title: The Emerald Tablet
Format: LP
Label: 3Lobed
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
"Rhyton is an experimental/improv/psych trio based in Brooklyn that features Dave Shuford (D. Charles Speer and the Helix, No Neck Blues Band), Jimy SeiTang (Psychic Ills) and Spencer Herbst (Messages, Matta Llama). Rhyton pours out a sonic libation unto the liberated world. Waveforms ring out, alternately frozen and blazing, wrenched from an improvisational method. They seek to loosen the gaze so as to widen focus, taking the unity in hand, not grabbing for the micro-constituent. Using the dynamic levels of rock, Rhyton carve out an edifice of sound on their debut LP that centers upon repetition and modal excursion." - 3Lobed.

Artist: RIBA, PAU
Title: Jo, La Donya I El Gripau
Format: LP
Label: Bankrobber
Country: Spain
Price: $34.00
"Pau Ribas 1971 masterpiece Jo, La Donya i el Gripau" is finally reissued on vinyl. One of the highlights of Catalan 70s music, this psych-folk record was recorded open air in the Formentera Island, using a Nagra magnetophone. That was the hippiest of Paus times. The music is highly influenced by Catalan popular songbook, and also by the Incredible String Band. This limited reissue (500 copies only) comes with the original artwork, and has inserts with lyrics, extensive interview with Pau (sorry guys, in Catalan only), some unseen photos and a new illustration by artist Miquel Barcelo." -Bankrobber

Artist: RIBEIRO, CATHERINE & ALPES
Title: Ame Debout
Format: LP
Label: Philip
Country: Brazil
Price: $21.00
“First-time vinyl reissue of two extraordinary documents from Catherine Ribeiro + Alpes. Born from the tumult of the 68 riots in France, Ribeiro + Alpes defined a uniquely Gallic take on the progressive psychedelia of the time. This is ecstatic music fusing European medieval traditions with the contemporary free jazz of the era. Ribeiro, with her confrontational and surrealistic poetry, along with Patrice Moullets invented instruments, defined a genre unto themselves and created some of the most original music of the early 70s with these two masterpieces. Ame Debout breaks much new ground for 1971, with Alpes joined by Gong keyboardist Patrice Lemoine and his bassist brother Jean-Sébastien. Rather than trying to fuse recognizable musical styles with vocals, Ame Debout illustrates Alpess relationship with Ribeiro as something instantly more elemental and complicated. The music launches immediately into a radical sound world of acoustic guitar, bass, stabbing and soaring organ, scuttling percuphone, and celestial cosmophone. The album retains a repetition stretched across tracks and time that shifts ever so slightly but rarely responds directly to Ribeiros vocals. The bands instrumental work drifts hazily beneath Ribeiros swells, supporting her harmonically but never displaying enough ego to act as anything other than a platform for her existential angst, as if to conjure her id onto tape. These elements converge on Ame Debout, transforming a largely improvised combination of instrumentation and vocals into the utmost emotional expression. Included on the legendary NWW list. Remastered sound. One-time limited pressing of 500 copies.” - Philip.

Artist: RIBEIRO, CATHERINE & ALPES
Title: Paix
Format: LP
Label: Philip
Country: Brazil
Price: $21.00
“First-time vinyl reissue of two extraordinary documents from Catherine Ribeiro + Alpes. Born from the tumult of the 68 riots in France, Ribeiro + Alpes defined a uniquely Gallic take on the progressive psychedelia of the time. This is ecstatic music fusing European medieval traditions with the contemporary free jazz of the era. Ribeiro, with her confrontational and surrealistic poetry, along with Patrice Moullets invented instruments, defined a genre unto themselves and created some of the most original music of the early 70s with these two masterpieces. Paix, released in 1972, is considered Catherine Ribeiro + Alpess masterpiece and rightfully so! The album marked a change in the musical direction of the band, evolving into a more cosmic sound achieved by way of much improvised propulsive energy. Paix floats, shrouded by a strong, uniquely medieval, Gallic folk influence. Composed mainly of two expansive suits, Paix delivers a unique amalgam of progressive, spacey instrumentals (due largely to Moullets homemade instruments: percuphone, cosmophone, and orgolia) standing in sharp contrast to Ribeiros severe yet hypnotic vocals, both seemingly informed by the same shadowy depths of feeling. It is on Paix that this collaboration reached its summit, producing some of Ribeiro and Moullets most haunting and passionate work. A landmark album FINALLY reissued on its original format. Included on the legendary NWW list. Remastered sound. One-time limited pressing of 500 copies.” - Philip.

Artist: RICARD, GISELE
Title: Audio Technology (1980-1987)
Format: LP
Label: Tenzier
Country: Canada
Price: $16.00
“Born into a musical family, Gisèle Ricard found herself drawn to the piano at an early age. In the mid-1960s, she undertook studies in performance and music education at Laval Universitys School of Music in Quebec City. It Is There That She Was Introduced first to electroacoustic composition. Created in 1969 by Nil Parent, the universitys electronic music studio (SMEUL) offert Quebecs francophone experimentalists in a stimulating environment to create qui. In 1974 Ricard cofounded the electroacoustic music performance group (GIMEL) with Parent, Marcelle Deschênes and Jean Piché. The group Performed in Quebec and Ontario before traveling to Europe Where It gave a series of concerts and workshops. GIMEL officiellement disbanded in 1977. The Following year, Ricard participated in the establishment of the current Music Association Quebec (AMAQ). Then she partnered with Bernard Bonnier and founded Studio Amaryllis. In 2002 she est devenu the general director and artistic director of the avant-garde group Error type 27.
Tenziers fourth release features three unreleased compositions Recorded by Ricard entre 1980 and 1987. One of the pieces - "Another creation of the world" - was created in cooperation with Bernard Bonnier.” - Tenzier. Editions of 300 copies.

Artist: RICCI, VITO
Title: A Symphony For Amiga
Format: LP
Label: Intelligent Instruments
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Intelligent Instruments, a new imprint co-founded by Gary Abugan of Invisible City Editions, will launch with Vito Riccis Symphony For Amiga full-length.
Riccis prescient, weird music was brought to light last year with I Was Crossing A Bridge, an 18-track collection of his 80s productions curated by Music From Memory. That Amsterdam reissue label has been well-received among digger types, and RAs Aaron Coultate said "its hard to imagine a package that better sums up the [Music From Memorys] purpose than I Was Crossing A Bridge."
Hes fallen in with another crew of avid record collectors for his latest release, namely Abugan and his friend Sanna Almajedi. Almajedi and Abugan are currently involved in an art show centered around the 80s home computer, the Commodore Amiga. Juno Plus reports the upcoming New York exhibition focuses on the Amigas "history and usage in music." The show is called Intelligent Instruments, and the music on Symphony For Amiga was commissioned specifically for the event. Ricci made the six-track LP using Laurie Spiegels Music Mouse program, which was coded in 1985 for Amiga Music." - Resident Advisor.

Artist: RICCI, VITO
Title: I Was Crossing A Bridge
Format: Double LP
Label: Music From Memory
Country: France
Price: $30.00
"On the leading edge of NYCs underground music scene, Vito Ricci produced only a handful of self-released cassettes and one LP between 1983 and 1985, with most of his work recorded for experimental theater and performance art pieces. Taking their label name from Riccis only LP, Music From Memory brings together a compilation of works by one of the unsung heroes of New Yorks downtown music scene. Starting out as a percussionist, Riccis early musical journey led him to improvised and experimental jazz; working alongside such luminary musicians as Rashied Ali, Byard Lancaster, Peter Zummo, and Yousef Yancey. He quickly became involved in the avant-garde scene with spoken word performances, film scores for independent movies, and even performances with punk bands at venues such as CBGBs and the Mudd Club, and his compositions drew on all of these influences while channeling them through his experiments with synthesizers and drum computers. Drawing comparisons with New Yorks downtown no-wave scene, Vitos compositions blend his unique use of intricate percussion with a wide sphere of musical influences to create a world of hypnotizing ambient, meditative minimal-synth, dubbed-out electronic funk, and even left-field boogie. With most of Vito Riccis music remaining previously unreleased, the compilation I Was Crossing A Bridge unveils Riccis unique and visionary take on electronic music." - Music From Memory.
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Artist: RICE, LARRY SUNSHINE
Title: Heres Sunshine
Format: LP
Label: Time-Lag
Country: USA
Price: $29.00
"Top quality official reissue of this wonderful album. This project is a bit different from other Time-Lag reissues, as the original isnt exactly a mega-rarity. Thats not to say that theyre easy to find, but our motives for the reissue have more to do with the fact that this great LP has been seriously overlooked by so many, and feels very ripe to reach some new ears. This ones got a pretty wild backstory too, being a rather undiscussed piece of 60s Texas underground history: in 1966 Larry Sunshine Rice was feeling burnt by the increasingly superficial hippy scene in San Francisco, so headed to Dallas, Texas, the center of darkness and the place he was raised, with a vision to transform minds. A random gig doing psychedelic light shows at a local bar led to a job managing a new hip church. And so the Satori House was founded. Through this outlet Sunshine held experimental light & sound worship sessions, began hosting underground rock concerts, launched a free press, and just about any & all other activities towards the goal of turning on Dallas. It was, of course, a great success while it lasted, which was not long once a federal drug bust (total set-up) went down, and the higher-ups in the parent church organization got wind of just exactly what their cash had been backing. During the extended trial that followed Sunshine split the city for tiny Justin, Texas and founded The Church Of Changes Texas first marijuana church, claiming grass as their sacrament and legal right. It was at this point that a series of truly unlikely synchronicities led to a record deal & recording session, but by the time Heres Sunshine was released in the summer of 1969, Sunshine was back in California living as a fugitive. He never showed up at his meeting with the bigwigs at blue thumb records who were planning to release his follow up album, thus quickly and purposely ending his connection to the music industry. If thats got your head turned, youll almost certainly dig the music. Its a mystical and convoluted folk trip, executed with the lonesome single-mindedness of a true searcher. Warm intense vocals are delivered in a magically loose, flowing style. Tim Buckley comparisons pop up, and thats not totally off the mark if you replaced any avant/jazz leanings with more of a tripping-in-the-desert vibe. Lyrically things get truly bent, venturing into some deeply surreal & glassy-eyed zones. There are a few grasps towards religious ponderance, but its very far from a xian album. Stream of consciousness broodings on nature, work, love, god, Satan, sex, hallucinations, and so forth. Its a totally solo recording centered on understated but effective acoustic guitar, and fleshed out via overdub with rather unusual use of electric bass, organ, banjo, mandolin, and harmonica. Things get especially psychedelic when the bass comes in, either as an ultra-minimal echo-drenched pulse or a flowing tonal improvisation. The hyper compressed and reverb saturated production somehow suites the material perfectly, and the combination of elements creates quite an immersive, mirage-like and exploratory space. This one is far stronger, more hallucinogenic, and has gobs more personally then most of the over-hyped, mega-bucks coffee house folk strummers passed off as loner/downer/acidfolk these days. This records got a real spirit of its own, that with repeated listens will sneak right into your mind before you even know it. And Im sure thats the way Sunshine intended it. Beautiful exact reproduction art packaged in a lovely heavy 60s style cover and pressed on 180gm audiophile vinyl. Includes an insert with new notes from the artist, as well as a short except from his book Morning Glory, which was written in 1968 and tells the story behind the album, but has yet to be published. One time vinyl only edition of 500 copies." -Time-Lag

Artist: RICE,BOYD/NON
Title: Archival Rarities 1975-1981
Format: 5 LP Box
Label: Vinyl-On-Demand
Country: Germany
Price: $110.00
"These archival rarities of Boyd Rice and NON constitute a kind of lost chapter in the early history of Boyd Rice and NON. Most hasnt been heard in 35 or 40 years or wasnt even remembered by the artist anymore. A few were only recently rediscovered after having gone missing for the last several decades. The lions share of this material is being released here for the very first (and perhaps last) time ever. Find out why early critics considered NON to be the loudest, noisiest, most minimal group ever to set foot on stage in a rock venue. Ltd 400 with a 12 page LP-sized booklet." - Vinyl-On-Demand.
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Artist: RICH, ROBERT
Title: Premonitions 1980-1985
Format: 4 LP Box
Label: Vinyl-On-Demand
Country: Germany
Price: $85.00
"2014 release. Limited edition of 500. Robert Richs solo and collaborative recordings have proven extremely influential on a range of new school ambient and experimental artists. Although almost a decade younger than his cohorts, Richs association with the West Coast scene of space-music pioneers such as Steve Roach, Kevin Braheny, and Michael Stearns also makes him one of the few of that generation to have interfaced creatively with the new wave of experimental electronic composers. A northern California native, Rich began building his own analog synthesizers in the late 70s before attending Stanford University, where he completed a degree in psychology. While at Stanford, Richs involvement in the universitys prestigious Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics expanded his interest in digital synthesis, and his Bay Area location brought him in contact with a wide range of non-traditional and non-Western musical ideas. Richs innovation of the all-night "sleep concerts" during this period derived from his interests in psychophysiology and sleep research, and helped solidify an aesthetic focus on psychoacoustics, perceptible in early recordings such as Sunyata (1982), Trances (1984), and Drones (1984). Richs mid-period works such as Rainforest (1989) and Propagation (1994) combined that interest with more recognizable electro-acoustic elements (Rich plays a wide range of instruments, from synths and effects racks to lap steel guitar, hand drums, and flute), but the influence of digital sound manipulation also moved increasingly to the fore. Inspired by the more textural works of artists like SPK and Throbbing Gristle, Richs interest in the edgier side of electronic composition has also earned him a reputation among fans of gothic, industrial, and dark ambient, made most obvious by his collaboration in 1995 with Brian Williams of Lustmord. In addition to his more ambient-leaning works, Rich released albums with the experimental pop band Amoeba, and in 2013 with Meridiem. He has been influential in spreading interest in harmonic tuning systems (just intonation), works closely with music software and hardware companies in product development, creates sound design for film and television, and teaches a university course on audio mastering. This four-LP box set focuses on Richs early stage of composition and performance, from 1979-85. Most of this music is previously unreleased, or came out on limited cassettes on the UK Auricle label or the Swedish Psychout Productions label, which later became Multimood, and released Richs Numena LP in 1986." - Vinyl-on-Demand.

Artist: RICHARD PAPIERCUTS
Title: IF
Format: LP
Label: Ever/Never
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
“Influenced in equal measure by both sides of the street and the top and bottom of the charts, Richard Papiercuts “IF” sets a new standard for ambitious pop music on a shoestring budget. Meticulously recorded throughout New York City over the course of a turbulent year, Papiercuts & co. traffic in shades of light and dark. Like a master of ceremonies at an underground cabaret, Papiercuts -- a mystery man of uncertain origin and pedigree -- is an expert guide to the many quandaries of a modern metropolitan existence. “IF” is unafraid to explore a complex inner life rife with anxiety and doubt, yet reveling in the sensual pleasures only the contemporary cityscape can provide. “IF” is the ultimate marriage of subversive, underground sensibilities and classic songwriting craftsmanship silhouetted on a larger-than-life canvas. This music encompasses an ordinary life played out in widescreen. We are all our own celluloid heroes, Papiercuts seems to be telling us. Embrace your starring role, be your biggest fan.
“How It Really Begins” opens the album as an interruption -- the band in mid-rock-out -- a throbbing pulse peppered with sudden starts and stops, used here not as demonstrations of musical prowess, but as building blocks of tension. Papiercuts deep voice walks a thin line between utter sincerity and gentle mocking -- here used to excellent effect as the band engages in a sort of stately post-punk, all jagged propulsion and knowing winks. “How It Really Begins” is a suitably thrilling beginning to the masterful new album by enigmatic troubadour Richard Papiercuts. “Bull and Cup Relax” is a slowly twisting trip through latter-day psychpop, an update on Tears For Fears update on The Beatles. Future smash “Peanut Butter Is Back” features an instant hook that could be chanted by cheerleaders or groups of school children. Viral YouTube videos are waiting in the wings for this one....
Dousing cocaine dreams in cascades of champagne, “The Sorrow Of Faith” is a late-night lament that summons decadent images of 1980s excess -- an attempt to maintain an unsustainable harem, and no amount of silk pillows will cushion the inevitable fall. Bryan Ferry is on the phone right now, asking his manager why nobody has brought him a song this good in years. “The Sorrow OF Faith” works perfectly as both reflecting pool and enticing come-on -- it is the hand that reaches out from the darkness to clasp your own. “Twelve Days” is a beautiful pop-psych gem that gleams like The Byrds covering The Velvet Underground. The song tries to hide its darkness from you, but it is unmistakably present in the gently roiling verses. “They Tried To Change Me” taps back into Richard Papiercuts aggressive side, utilizing sheets of guitars and a pounded piano to air its complaints. “Now Ive Found You” leans hard into its romantic overtures, but allows them to include family into its lovefest. “Tired Of Playing The Drums” is some kind of funhouse mirror take on a Dire Straits or Don Henley ‘80s chestnut. It shouldnt work, but it does, and how. The smoldering Papercuts of “Personality” is the smoothest talker at the bar, and you cant resist his charms; the music swooning and swelling along with you. After such an eventful journey, “Manhattanville” is the perfect endpoint, its deadpan coda telling us that “Life is only so long.”
Richard Papiercuts is adult music made by adult adults. “IF” is an album that harkens back to the old world of Brecht and Weill, Bowie and Cale -- and is surely one of 2015s boldest musical statements.”- Ever/Never.

Artist: RICTUS
Title: Christelle ou la decouverte du mal
Format: LP
Label: Strawberry Rain
Country: USA
Price: $33.00
"LP version in a high quality paste-on cover with insert with photos and band notes. "Christelle is a 6 year old girl. She is happy. One day she meets an evil genius who makes her have bad hallucinations. Each song is one of her hallucinations. Reissue of a rare, 250 copy private press progressive rock album from France, rated five stars in the Pokora Books. Recorded on a four track Akai in the small town of Luxueil-les-Bains, this album was only sold at a few shows and in one local shop. Pressed at the small Le Kiosque DOrphee pressing plant, this was truly a private offering with the band having made and glued the covers themselves. A long album, including the 14+ minute progressive gem Theme Guerre, the music spans from lo-fi fuzz laden numbers to strong progressive songs with numerous bridges and changes. Conceptually a rock opera, but plays like a full length progressive album that could rival anything from France at the time. Remastered with wonderful sound quality, this is sure to open the ears of many whove overlooked the band until now." -Strawberry Rain.

Artist: RIEHN, RAINER
Title: Chants de Maldoror
Format: Double LP
Label: Edition Telemark
Country: Germany
Price: $38.00
“Rainer Riehn (1941-2015) was a German musicologist, conductor and composer of avant-garde music. He is best known for being the long-time partner and collaborator of Heinz-Klaus Metzger with whom he published the journal Musik-Konzepte between 1977 and 2003, devoted to the musical avant-garde of all eras. Together, they also founded the Ensemble Musica Negativa in 1969, committed to radical music by John Cage, Morton Feldman, Dieter Schnebel, for which Riehn served as the conductor and organizer. Nevertheless, his own small but impressive compositional oeuvre of chamber and electronic music remained mostly unpublished. Between 1965 and 1971, Riehn was a student with Gottfried Michael Koenig at the Institute of Sonology in Utrecht where he realized a number of electronic pieces of which only one, "Chants de Maldoror", was released on Deutsche Grammophon in 1970. This edition for the first time collects all surviving pieces he made during this period. Included are two versions of "Chants de Maldoror", one side-long piece in a similar vein, and two shorter conceptual pieces. The double LP is presented in a gatefold sleeve with a 4-sided insert, reproducing an essay by Riehn on his way of composing ("Art and Feces") and an extensive interview about his time in Utrecht. All texts are printed in German and English. Edition of 300.” - Edition Telemark.

Artist: RIFF VISITORS
Title: Live At The Davistown Museum
Format: Cass
Label: Trd w/d
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"12 weirdos ranging in ages 21 to 66 get loose in a museum of ferous metalergy, communicating with eachother using hammers, drums, bones,horns, stringed instruments,and voices which are all processed through delay, flange and distortion by two "interviewers" then puked back into the room where it mixes with the live sound..." - Trd w/d. Members of Impractical Cockpit, Flak Mask, etc..

Artist: RILEY & MICHAEL MCCLURE, TERRY
Title: I Like Your Eyes Liberty
Format: CD
Label: SRI Moonshine
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"A new collaboration by poet Michael McClure and Terry Riley recorded at the Sri Moonshine Ranch (2003-2004) features the mesmerizing voice of McClure on his own Plumstones: Cartoons Of No Heaven and Ghost Tantras . Riley creates a spellbinding counterpart on his Yamaha Midi Grand piano improvising an effortless undulating sound current which sensuously embraces the rich imagery. A real marriage of two masters of psychedelia." - SRI Moonshine Music.

Artist: RILEY & ROBERTO CACCIAPAGLIA ENSEMBLE, TERRY
Title: In C
Format: CD
Label: Mirumir
Country: Russian Federation
Price: $25.00
"A very special and unique performance of Terry Rileys iconic 1964 minimalist piece In C, previously unreleased. Riley and the Roberto Cacciapaglia Ensemble together at the Aterforum festival in Ferrara, Italy, on July 9, 1988." - Mirumir

Artist: RILEY & ROBERTO CACCIAPAGLIA ENSEMBLE, TERRY
Title: In C
Format: Double LP
Label: Mirumir
Country: Russian Federation
Price: $36.00
"A very special and unique performance of Terry Rileys iconic 1964 minimalist piece In C, previously unreleased. Riley and the Roberto Cacciapaglia Ensemble together at the Aterforum festival in Ferrara, Italy, on July 9, 1988." - Mirumir.

Artist: RILEY, TERRY
Title: Atlantis Nath
Format: CD
Label: SRI Moonshine
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
The debut release on Terry Rileys new label, from 2002; no longer available as a limited/signed edition, this is now released in mass market fashion, but with the same deluxe packaging. "Sri Moonshine Studios is happy to announce its first release, Atlantis Nath , recorded, mixed and edited during the period of 1993-98 in Nice France at the CIRM studios. Terrys first big studio production since the 1978 Shri Camel is a 74-minute seamless journey featuring voices, strings, synthesizer, piano and loops from India. The CD is packaged in a natural paper 6-panel foldout with radiant Asian inspired illustrations meticulously designed and rendered by New York artist, Chris Harvey. Included on the recording is the final scene of Terrys opera based on the life and works of Adolf Woelfli, The Crucifixion of My Humble Self as well as Emerald Runner, Ascención and Remember this O Mind. Produced by Terry and the masterful CIRM Studios team of Luc Martinez and Michel Redolfi, this recording shines with state of the art sonics and performance. Terry sings and plays all voice, piano and synthesizer parts on these tracks with guest appearances by the Nice Opera String Quintet and Frédéric LEpée, Guitar." - SRI Moonshine Music.

Artist: RILEY, TERRY
Title: Descending Moonshine Dervishes
Format: LP
Label: Beacon Sound
Country: US
Price: $24.00
"Beacon Sound present a reissue of Terry Rileys Descending Moonshine Dervishes, originally released in 1982. Recorded live in Berlin in 1975, and largely improvised, Riley plays a modified Yamaha organ with variable resistors to facilitate tuning in just intonation. This is a 50+ minute recording divided into two halves for vinyl. Terry Riley turned the music world upside down with his 1964 work In C, a revolutionary concept based on 53 modules that can be improvised upon by any number of musicians for an indeterminate amount of time over a pulsing C note typically played on piano or mallet. Performed live for the first time by Steve Reich, Pauline Oliveros, Morton Subotnik, and Jon Gibson, it has since been performed by everyone from the Shanghai Film Orchestra, Adrian Utley of Portishead, and the Malian musicians of Africa Express (featuring contributions by Brian Eno and Damon Albarn). Though referred to as the "father of minimalism", the 81-year-old Riley has ranged widely in the intervening decades, deeply influenced by jazz, North Indian classical music, and a distinctly West Coast strain of radical spirituality - and in turn influencing practically everyone: The Who ("Baba ORiley"), The Velvet Underground, collaborators The Kronos Quartet, as well as the legions of cutting-edge electronic musicians and contemporary composers making genre-defying music today. A resident of Grass Valley, CA, Riley is still touring the world. " - Beacon Sound. "Great for meditating to the cosmos" -Thurston Moore. Remastered by Rafael Anton Irisarri.

Artist: RILEY, TERRY
Title: In C
Format: LP
Label: Columbia
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
" Recorded at 30th Street Studio in New York City, 1968.Credited to Terry Riley and members of the Center of the Creative and Performing Arts in the State University of New York at Buffalo. This is a reissue of the first recording of In C ever released. Instrumentation includes saxophone, oboe, bassoon, trumpet, clarinet, flute, viola, trombone, vibraphone, and marimbaphone. 180 gram vinyl in a gatefold sleeve."

Artist: RILEY, TERRY
Title: Last Camel In Paris
Format: CD
Label: Elision Fields
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Throughout the 1970s, legendary American composer TERRY RILEY toured regularly in Europe, performing solo organ concerts. In October 1978, Rileys personal technician CHESTER WOOD built a stereo digital delay out of an ancient computer he had procured from DON BUCHLA, and the subsequent tour was the maiden voyage to try it out. Rileys specially modified two-manual Yamaha YC-45D portable combo organ had a Just Intonation setting and allowed him to feed stereo signals to the digital delay. The Yamaha had been manufactured with single mono output, but now with the modification it had a separate output for each manual eventuating in four channels (two live and two delayed). During a residency as a Fellow at DAAD in Berlin, Riley fine-tuned the delay speeds and experimented with different stereo combinations so that by the time of this Paris concert, the tape delays worked well with the tempos he was using. This all came on the heels of the Shri Camel recording Riley had just made in San Francisco for CBS. The musical materials of The Last Camel in Paris are second generational, belonging to the Shri Camel family while manifesting their own distinct shape and flavor. Includes never-before seen archival photographs." - Elision Fields.

Artist: RILEY, TERRY
Title: Les Yeux Fermés & Lifespan
Format: CD
Label: Elision Fields
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"After changing the world in the late 60s with In C and A Rainbow in Curved Air, legendary American composer and father of minimalism Terry Riley abandoned tape manipulation and written composition to concentrate on longform keyboard cycles and improvisations. In the early 70s, while in Europe, he was invited to create scores for two films. The first, in 1972, was Joel Santonis Les Yeux Fermés, a feature-length art film that instantly became a cult classic by virtue of its never having screened in the USA. The second, Lifespan, directed by Alexander Whitelaw in 1974, featured Klaus Kinski. Both soundtracks were released in limited editions on LP and have long been out-of-print. This first-ever CD release of these two classic Terry Riley soundtracks - both on one disc - was remastered from the original tapes, the hypnotic songs sounding far superior to the below-average vinyl pressings." - Elision Fields.
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Artist: RILEY, TERRY
Title: Music For The Gift
Format: CD
Label: Cortical Foundation
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"The earliest and most heavily anticipated release yet in the Cortical Foundation series of archival TERRY RILEY releases, and the first time any of these pieces have been commercially available. Four seminal tape works-The Gift performed in Paris in 1963 by CHET BAKER with tape manipulations by Riley, Bird of Paradise a very early and radical tape manipulation work, Mescalin Mix a tape-loop recording from 1960-62, and Concert For Two Pianos and Five Tape Recorders performed and recorded live in Berkeley in 1960 by Riley and LAMONTE YOUNG, with a humorous play-by-play broadcast narrative by GLENN GLASOW." - Cortical Foundation.
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Artist: RILEY, TERRY
Title: Persian Surgery Dervishes
Format: Double CD
Label: New Tone
Country: Italy
Price: $27.00
CD reissue, original recordings from 1971/2. Terry Riley: electric organ + feed back. "This is the reprint, in CD format (2 CD), of one of the masterpieces of American minimal music: Persian Surgery Dervishes by Terry Riley. Originally issued by Shandar in France as double LP album, the recording went out-of-stock in the early eighties and since then became a collectors item. Recorded in two different concerts in 1971 and 1972 in Los Angeles and Paris, Persian Surgery Dervishes presents two different versions of the title track. Terry Riley, all alone with his keyboards and feed-back, improvises on a basic structure strongly influenced by the emotion and the relationship with the audience. The results are two very different versions: one, the American, very dynamic with moments that reach trance-like peaks resembling the dance of whirling dervishes. The other one, recorded in Paris, is more meditative and thoughtful, dominated by a deep sense of quietness. The music is organized in the typical minimalism vein but it is rich in emotion, an element not always present in such intensity in the music of any style. The emotion is strictly related to the high degree of improvisation we can find in Rileys music that mixes the traditions of the Western and Indian Classic Music. Persian Surgery Dervishes is also one of the milestones of the psychedelic era of the 70s." - New Tone.

Artist: RILEY, TERRY
Title: Poppy Nogood and the Phantom Band All Night Flight
Format: CD
Label: Elision Fields
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
TERRY RILEYs classic "All Night" album originally released as part of the Organ of Corti Archive Series. "The live recording of Poppy Nogood and the Phantom Band All Night Flight taken from a 1968 concert titled "Purple Modal Strobe Ecstasy with the Daughters of Destruction" is the perfect trigger for what anthropologist Jean Rouch called The Strange Mechanism, the trance state which most of this decades electronic music aspires to induce. The immediacy and the spectral filigree-the dervishes summoned during Rileys nocturnal concert-have been faithfully preserved on this CD."-Richard Henderson, The Wire. Packaged with new cover art and photography.

Artist: RILEY, TERRY
Title: Songs For The Ten Voices Of The Two Prophets
Format: LP
Label: Beacon Sound
Country: US
Price: $24.00
"Beacon Sound present a reissue of Terry Rileys Songs For The Ten Voices Of The Two Prophets, originally released in 1983. Recorded live in Munich in 1982 using two Prophet synthesizers and voice, this album is a reflection of Rileys ongoing interest in melding improvisation, electronic music, and the raga vocal stylings of his mentor, Pandit Pran Nath. Terry Riley turned the music world upside down with his 1964 work In C, a revolutionary concept based on 53 modules that can be improvised upon by any number of musicians for an indeterminate amount of time over a pulsing C note typically played on piano or mallet. Performed live for the first time by Steve Reich, Pauline Oliveros, Morton Subotnik, and Jon Gibson, it has since been performed by everyone from the Shanghai Film Orchestra, Adrian Utley of Portishead, and the Malian musicians of Africa Express (featuring contributions by Brian Eno and Damon Albarn). Though referred to as the "father of minimalism", the 81-year-old Riley has ranged widely in the intervening decades, deeply influenced by jazz, North Indian classical music, and a distinctly West Coast strain of radical spirituality - and in turn influencing practically everyone: The Who ("Baba ORiley"), The Velvet Underground, collaborators The Kronos Quartet, as well as the legions of cutting-edge electronic musicians and contemporary composers making genre-defying music today. A resident of Grass Valley, CA, Riley is still touring the world. Remastered by Raphael Anton Irisarri" - Beacon Sound. "His voice twists and curves in complicated arabesques, recalling Indian music, and especially the singing of Mr. Rileys colleague and teacher, Pandit Pran Nath, who is also associated with Mr. Rileys long-time friend LaMonte Young. The synthesizers create a hushed, meditative counterpoint of slowly unwinding melodies and cross-rhythms... the Prophet 5, a polyphonic synthesizer that is capable of rich viola-like sounds, is a winning instrument for Mr. Rileys improvisations. After years of playing a Yamaha electric organ, he has turned to the synthesizer, which theoretically offers an infinite assortment of sounds. Rather than take advantage of the instruments ability to mimic vocal sounds and timbres, as composers like Jon Hassel and Brian Eno have done, Mr. Riley plays the synthesizer as a keyboard instrument, with a luminous sound and the ability to bend or inflect notes." - New York Times, Feb 1984. Includes original insert; Edition of 300.

Artist: RILEY, TERRY
Title: Two Early Works
Format: LP
Label: 75
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
Two pieces from 1960 and 1961 respectively, performed in Los Angeles in 2008. "Comes in an archival sleeve package created by Really Fake with art by Dave Muller." "We met Terry for the first time at the LA Philharmonics Minimalist Jukebox Festival in 2006. We performed his Trio and Quartet, which had been sitting on a shelf for over 40 years. Bringing these pieces back to life for him was exciting- he likened it to "being reintroduced to old friends." - Calder Quartet.
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Artist: RILEY, TERRY & DON CHERRY
Title: Live Koln 1975
Format: LP
Label: No Label
Country: Germany
Price: $25.00
Live in Cologne, 1975, with Karl Berger on vibes.
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Artist: RILEY, TERRY & GYAN
Title: Terry Riley & Gyan Riley - Live
Format: CD
Label: Sri Moonshine
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Terry Riley, piano and vocals; Gyan Riley, classical and electric guitars, harmony vocals on "Emerald Runner." "Nothing I have done in this life has given me more satisfaction than improvising on these songs with Gyan. Nothing I have done can match the intuitive synchronicity we have shared many times on the stage. Gyan supplies a brilliant counterpoint to the strands and moods of these pieces always surprising me with a virtuosity that serves and energizes his musical invention. I could not have dreamed up a better marriage of mind and spirit than this collaboration." -Terry Riley "Being able to perform with my dad has been without question the most enriching, challenging, inspirational musical experience Ive had. His music is bountiful! I love the rich harmonies, the colorful lyrics, the subtle pitch inflections (stemming from his long-time devotion to the North Indian kirana tradition), and the lengthy and often complex partially improvised structures. But I think the most unique musical quality about my dad is his ability to get deeper and deeper into the mood of a piece, leaving all other concerns behind, transcending the listener. Weve been talking about making a record together for years, but each time we plan to record we just end up mostly cooking and hanging out, and playing of course (we just forget to press record!). So we decided on this live release, featuring some of our favorite moments from 3 different concerts given over the last 7 years." -Gyan Riley

Artist: RILEY, TERRY/DON CHERRY/KARL BERGER
Title: Live In Koln February 23, 1975
Format: LP
Label: Modern Silence
Country: Malta
Price: $27.00
"A legendary recording that pairs Don Cherrys heavenly trumpet stylings, Terry Rileys psychedelic/minimalist organ work and the vibes of Karl Berger in a great live concert recorded in Koln in 1975. Riley is in stunning form playing the kind of endlessly rippling dosed organ drones with a sense of stasis in expansion that is uniquely brain-razzing. Cherrys playing is heart-stoppingly beautiful, curling slow, melancholy arcs and threading high angel tones through Rileys electronic matrix. A great document of a key moment in the history of minimalism music and a beautiful combination of great artists. 180 gram vinyl. Edition of 500." - Modern Silence.
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Artist: RIMARIMBA
Title: In The Woods
Format: LP
Label: Unlikely
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
Original unplayed/copies of this 1985 LP by post punk/homemade avant-garde artist Robert Cox. Features Dave Walklett. Restock of all the available releases from Alan Jenkins (main man behind Deep Freeze Mice, Chrysanthemums, etc..) late-70s-through-mid-80s Cordelia label and a few other related titles. "Rimarimba and Unlikely Records were the brainchild of Robert Cox. Between 1981 and 1985, Unlikely released cassettes and LPs by Coxs own projects under various guises, as well as Milovan Srdenovic ‘Voodoo Bastard. ‘In The Woods is the second Rimarimba LP, this time with the assistance from Davy Walklett (guitar) and Lenny Bove on a few tracks. Rimarimbas music is mostly keyboard based with the occasional sampler oddity, weird treated vocals or guitar. Tracks are build on synth loops, interesting electronic sonorities, melodic counterpoint and humour. Rimarimabas great achievement on this LP also relies on rhythm, with the use of complex rhythms intertwined with exquisite melodies. To this listener, the music is reminiscent of post-RIO bands like ZNR or Débile Menthol, with a naivety a la Look De Book or even Klimperei. Track titles are indeed very descriptive of the content, and very funny at that. This legendary LP still sounds fresh today." - Continuo blog.
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Artist: RIMBAUD, PENNY & LOUISE ELLIOT
Title: Not Them/Not Us
Format: 7"
Label: Boo-Hooray
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Penny Rimbaud is a poet, drummer, writer, former member of the performance art group EXIT and co-founder of the anarchist punk band Crass, with Steve Ignorant in 1977. He also set up the anarchist/pacifist Dial House community in 1967 with Gee Vaucher and Phil Russell and helped to instigate the free festival movement. An ardent, articulate and still angry polemicist, his works include Reality Asylum, Rocky Eyed and Oh America. Says Rimbaud of his own legacy: "our response to things wasnt a musician or a lyrical response, it was a political response." Louise Elliott an Australian tenor saxophonist and has performed with a wealth of international musicians. Originally known for her appearances with cult rock outfits Laughing Clowns, The Saints, Ed Kuepper and Paul Kelly, Louise has a fiery commitment to inspiring and energetic live performance which has been referred to in the media as "her profoundly diverse smorgasbord of funk, blues and rock" and "an African inspired jazz explosion". She has played with Penny Rimbaud for 9 years." - Seomra Spraoi.

"A 7" record of a new piece of poetry and music by poet and Crass co-founder Penny Rimbaud and Louise Elliott, with cover art by Gee Vaucher. Published jointly by Boo-Hooray and Exitstencil Press in an edition of 500 copies." - Boo-Hooray.

Artist: RIMPOCHE, BOKAR
Title: Sacred Chants & Tibetan Rituals from the Monastery of Mirik
Format: CD
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $15.00
"Recorded in Mirik Monastery (located in the Himalayan Mountains in Northern India, between Bhutan and Nepal) with the total collaboration of meditation master, Bokar Rimpoche -- all pieces edited by the filmmaker Guy Maezelle. Bokar Rimpoche (1940-2004) is acknowledged as a Great Master of Tibetan Buddhism who devoted his whole life to meditation. Having fled Tibet in 1959, he lived in exile, isolated in a little monastery in the mountains. The spiritual son of Kalou Rimpoche, a close relation of the Dalai Lama and Meditation Master of the 17th Karmapa, Bokar Rimpoche was the heir and representative of an ancestral knowledge (of the Kagyü line) passed along from generation to generation and holding wisdom that still enlightens today. These recordings make up the soundtrack to Guy Maezelles film, Bokar Rimpoche: Maître de Méditation and feature sacred chants recorded by Bokar Rimpoche himself and ritual music from the Mirik Monastery. A message from Bokar Rimpoche: "We, practicing Buddhists, must understand that all that we accomplish in this life results originally from our mothers goodness. For it is first thanks to her that we are able to survive. It is her that fed us, clothed us, and who took care of our education. But in reality, our whole life depends on all the other beings and their activities. For example, meat, milk and butter are given to us by the animals. Our food, our clothes, our home depend on the work and effort of many other beings. In other words, on this earth, every day of our lives is lived depending on an infinite number of other beings for no one, since their birth, can survive alone. They would have no food and no clothes. So we must be aware that our life depends on the contribution of many other beings who show goodness towards us. Therefore it is all beings, without exception, that we should hold dear! Even without referring to the word of Buddha, this interdependence between all beings is easy to understand." - Sub Rosa

Artist: RINF + ADRIAN SHERWOOD
Title: Der Westen Ist Am Ende: The Complete Sessions
Format: LP
Label: Spittle
Country: Italy
Price: $30.00
"In the summer of 1986, Adrian Sherwood (On-U Sound) went to Florence, Italy for a different kind of vacation: to make a record with noise-funk band Rinf. The sweaty sessions stretched for weeks, resuming in London - to whip these loose tracks into shape. The record label Lacerba released the final mixes on two 12" EPs, Bang Bang (1987) and Rubber On Rider (1988), that have long been out of print. For the first time, Der Westen Ist Am Ende compiles the fully remastered complete sessions in a new package that cheekily references the testosterone-driven porn-obsessed lyrics. Comes in a beautiful three-color silkscreen and custom die-cut jacket." - Spittle.

Artist: RIP/ESKORBUTO
Title: Zona Especial Norte
Format: LP/Mag
Label: Munster
Country: Spain
Price: $23.00
"Zona Especial Norte (this was the code denomination that Spanish Guardia Civil and police gave the conflictive Basque region back in the 1980s) was a split album shared by RIP and Eskorbuto, two of the wildest and more radical punk bands from the Basque Country. The original record, released in 1983, was out-of-print for two decades and is one of the most sought-after LPs of the era. Munster Records 2008 reissue quickly sold out, and now 30 years after its original release, the label (together with Spansuls/Lollipop, owner of the masters and rights) brings back in print this influential record -- a true sonic reflection of those difficult, tense, crude and rough years. This special reissue consists of a colored vinyl 12" accompanied by a 20-page fanzine full of pictures (many unseen), with fantastic liner notes by Roberto Moso, singer of Zarama, written in Spanish and English." - Munster.

Artist: RIS-TO
Title: Hessu Kostaa Ja Muita Hiiritarinoita
Format: 7"
Label: Fonal
Country: Finland
Price: $10.00
"Risto from Tampere, Finland releases a seven inch EP Hessu Kostaa Ja Muita Hiiritarinoita under an alias Ris-To. With this new product the saviours of Finnish indie-pop broadens their output. This time in the direction of childrens songs. It should be clear however that this is not to be played to the minors. The title translates as Goofy avenges and other mouse stories. I tell you its tough stuff." - Fonal.

Artist: RISSET, JEAN-CLAUDE
Title: Music From Computer
Format: LP
Label: Recollection GRM
Country: Austria
Price: $23.00
"Recollection GRM presents computer works from French composer Jean-Claude Risset. "Sud" (1985): This work was commissioned by the French Ministry of Culture, from a project initiated by the GRM, where it was produced circa 1984-1985. The piece mainly uses sounds recorded in the Massif des Calanques, south of Marseille, as well as sounds synthesized via a computer (again in Marseille). These sounds were then treated via another computer at the GRM. The natural and synthetic sounds are first presented separately. Along the piece, they increasingly merge, through mixing and processing. Thus real bird songs, as well as synthetic bird-like or insect-like sounds, have been spatialized. In the third movement, the filtering of birds caws first appears as a colored echo, later as a genuine birds "raga" using the defective scale. The origin of the many sounds deduced from the germinal material can be ascribed to a "family tree" displaying the sonic proliferation and resembling a rhizome. (J-C. R.) "Mutations" (1977): Piece for a two-track tape, computer-synthesized in 1968 at the Bell Laboratories. Commissioned by the GRM and premiered at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm in 1970. This work attempts to explore (particularly within the harmonic order) some of the possibilities offered by the computer to compose at the very level of sound -- to compose sound itself, so to speak. The title refers to the gradual changes that occur throughout the piece, including the shift from a range of discontinuous heights to continuous frequency variations. (J-C. R.) "Computer Suite from Little Boy" (1968): This piece, composed in 1968, is one of the first significant works entirely produced via a computer: all sounds were synthesized using the MUSIC V program. The piece features several experiments on Sounds Synthesis I produced between 1964 and 1968, while working with Max Mathews at the Bell Laboratories. (J-C. R.) Cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin, November 2013." - Recollection GRM.
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Artist: RISTAGNO, RICH
Title: What Would It Be Like To Be Rich
Format: LP
Label: Drag City
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Detroit is, as ever, a mystery wrapped in a wasteland. After Motown blew out of town, as if on the last chopper out of Danang, the volatile periphery remained intact-minus its binding barycenter. A young RICHARD RISTAGNO was there, naively participating in the riots that cancelled Detroits application to the echelons of the modern American cities. After hearing about the riots on the radio, he and his MIDNIGHT RIDERS garage band ventured into the periphery, only to get busted for looting. He would be detained again, a year or so later, by Selective Service. Narrowly escaping an uncertain fate in Vietnam, Ristagno served his time in sleepy zones like Fort Knox in Kentucky and German outposts. Returning to Michigan in 1971, he plotted his first recordings. With two original songs in mind, he found a vanity operation jand stamped out what was to be an initial pressing of 500 copies, nearly all of which were sent to radio stations nationwide. After the world failed to beat a path to his door, the initial pressing became the only pressing. He moved on... finding work at a steel treatment plant, where he managed to accumulate the largesse for a more grandiose scheme. What Would It Be Like To Be Rich was to be an autobiographical concept album. In 1981, nearly ten years after his ill-fated single, Ristagno saw an ad in the Detroit News for a recording studio called Soular Sound, and submitted an inquiry about availability. To complete his vision, he would need to hire a band... not surprisingly owner/engineer CONLEY ABRAMS was the bassist of a local funk band called SOULAR FLIGHT. The recordings occurred quickly in 1981. The fusion of Soular Flights disco tendencies with Ristagnos angsty delivery seemingly anticipates industrial and techno, and reflects contemporaries like The Contortions or DNA. In reality, Ristagno remained blissfully ignorant, and cites influences such as Aerosmith, Fleetwood Mac, and the perennially influential Beatles. Despite a cover concept, Ristagno took the completed LP to Archer Record Pressing and manufactured 100 copies. He had, perhaps, jumped the gun... though he had a cover concept, he didnt have the means to execute the artwork. His initial pressing remained in his parents basement, completely undistributed, underclothed in just frail paper sleeves. It was the 45 single, strategically planted randomly outside Ristagnos domicile, that saved its doomed younger brother. Michigan rock specialists DANIEL SCHLOSSER and BEN BLACKWELL approached Ristagno and freed his personal opus from private imprisonment. Although the grim worldview presented within seems to beg for isolation, its not the work of music lovers to enable further isolation." -Rob Sevier, 2012.

Artist: RITA, THE
Title: Bodies Bear Traces of Carnal Violence
Format: CD
Label: Pacrec
Country: USA
Price: $7.50
"ABSOLUTELY UNCOMPROMISING. Pure sound influenced by Italian Giallo violence & harsh noise cassette culture. Extreme, dirty, low-end electronic crust. First proper cd release from this long-running Canadian cult act, following notable cdrs on Self Abuse Records & Chondritic Sound as well as several self released cassettes. Two tracks, 60+ minutes, including a collaboration with Texas sleaze sicko Mania (Taint). black gloves and razors." - Pacrec. "This has to be the harshest, most violent and extreme exercise in noise that Ive ever experienced" - Rue Morgue Magazine.
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Artist: RITA, THE
Title: El Lago De Los Muertos Vivientes
Format: 3
Label: Audiobot
Country: Belgium
Price: $12.00
"New low-end electronic onslaught by Canadian piledriver The Rita, once again highly influenced by Italian gore, utter violence and harsh noise cassette culture. Notorious layers of gut-munching perverted sounds, ripening blasts and darkened skies crack open with the smell of necropsy. A gross hallucinogenic ride that will turn your brains to pus. One solid track of purulent harsh noise the way its supposed to sound. Hot on the heels of his uncompromising proper CD release on PacRec. Packaged in fold out covers by Pointdxtr. Limited edition of only 88 copies." - Audiobot.

Artist: RITA, THE
Title: Recycled
Format: Cass
Label: RRRecords
Country: USA
Price: $4.50

Artist: RITA, THE
Title: Snorkel/Skate
Format: LP
Label: RRRecords
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Recording specs of the SKate material: For clarification - the first track on the SKATE side of the LP is the best cut of the original amplified railing work/video above, but for the LP the audio was isolated from the original tape by Christian Nicolay (who is the artist manipulating the effects at the table during the skateboarding) and then heavily remastered by myself for the official RRR vinyl release. The audio is obviously very poor on the youtube video and the performance never saw any kind of official release so i thought it was best to master and rework the material for an optimum audio version (vinyl no less) that can be played through a proper stereo system. The material ends up being a much different and real experience after the remastering and heavy amplification. The second track on the SKATE side is a completely new recording that take cues from the first, but is working with different distortion chains and ideologies to try and fully manipulate the live skateboard trucks to the steel and their tendencies when effected. We originally were supposed to skate/perform the railing live in SF, but customs denied Christian from entering as they, to make a long story short, didnt believe that two artists with our international resumes were only getting paid what was actually stated in the invitation/paperwork. Christian drove ahead of me in a van with the gear as I had to work when he got stopped and turned away. They said that if i tried later - wed both be banned from the US for some time. Hence, the impromptu making of the short video instead (which still amazes me that i landed that many 50/50 grinds in a row). I am extremely happy that Ron made it possible to release the audio in a properly mastered format plus even more railing recordings and alongside the snorkeling foley work that prompted the release in the first place." - Sam McKinlay, The Rita.

Artist: RITA, THE
Title: Thousands of Dead Gods
Format: CD
Label: Pacrec
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"THE RITA returns with his second full length CD, an an ultimate tribute to the GREAT WHITE SHARK. Almost academic in his noise purity obsession, The Rita mercilessly charts every nuance of crunch and crumble, the space between demolition, white out and heavy flood. Dead Gods pushes nearly 60 minutes thick of RAW WALL, recorded live using source sound from great white shark cage diving."

Artist: RITCHIE VENUS
Title: Rocking To The Grave
Format: LP
Label: Unwucht
Country: Germany
Price: $15.00
"RITCHIE VENUS accomplishments going back to the mid-60s include impersonating Elvis, making films, writing 500+ songs, releasing a 7-inch on Flying Nun in 1983, touring with The Troggs, and releasing numerous LPs, singles, cassettes and CDs on Christchurchs Onset Offset, the label he still runs with Campbell McLay. Unwuchts reissue of his 1998 cassette, recorded at home with a drum machine and cheap gear, shows off Venuss talent as a songwriter, musician, singer and arranger. This desperate glance backward at an aging rock singers career is full of sorrow, failure, and humor (when the last of the audience is dead, he kills his band and rocks on forever). One particular highlight is "Listen, World," written in 1975, with AXEMENs STEVE MCCABE on noise guitar and PATRICK FALGAN of SAY YES TO APES / BROTHER LOVE on drums. Screen printed jacket. Edition of 150." - Unwucht.
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Artist: RITCHIE VENUS & L STEVIE MCCABE
Title: My Precious Things
Format: 12"
Label: Unwucht
Country: Germany
Price: $27.00
"Four collaborations recorded 1988-92 at various locations including Steves home and a Boston radio show, with help from Mick Elborado, Patrick Faigan and Phil Hubbard. 150 copies in hand made US style sleeves including an insert of liner notes by Ritchie Venus." - Unwucht. Over the last 3 decades these guys have done time in the AXEMEN, THE BLUE BEETLES, TERMINALS, SCORCHED EARTH POLICY, SAY YES TO APES, SPACE DUST, NUX VOMICA, GAS, BROTHER LOVE, DADAMAH and probably a few more...

Artist: RITSCH, WINFRIED
Title: Woodscratcher
Format: Picture Disc LP
Label: God
Country: Austria
Price: $25.00
“2012 release. Woodscratcher is a composition and sound generating machine from Austrian composer, media-artist, sound-sculptor and performer, Winfried Ritsch. Already known as collaborator in different projects with Bernhard Lang, Peter Ablinger, Ritsch created his "own dedication to noise pieces of experimental music from 70s onwards". The "Woodscratcher" is a machine that cuts a 2-5cm thick disk of a wooden trunk in a circular line along the growth rings of the wood, like a turntable. At the same time, the wood is amplified with four sensors and the signals picked from microphones are spatialized over four loudspeakers in the corners of the room. This scratching in the concert is done until the inner part of the disk falls to the ground and the piece ends. The movement of the cutting tool behaving like an over-sized record player needle, has the performing function and is an allusion of the production of records, as well as playing them. The "Woodscratcher" pretends to extract and play the information which resides in the piece of wood cutting it in an excessive performance. The wood is heard as acoustic material with superimposing loops of the cutting process. With the progression of the cutting process the sounds evolves of the pieces in more and more rubbing and squeezing sounds. The audio signal filters functions of the wood being heard as repeatedly changing formants, almost imaging voices in the noise. The aesthetics lies in the excessive performance beyond feasible by a human actor or musician and also, links the many possible associations to the world of music performance. One of them is the sound based on the noise of the experimental music pieces since the 70s and another with ideas of Herbert Bruens computer music project "Sawdust" from that time. The transition in algorithmic composition to the composition of processes as instrument like done in live composition is expanded to the construction of a mechanical machine which is the live composer. The main aspect of this is that the process does the composing and the machine is composed for executing the process of extracting the piece out of the disc of wood, destroying it and defining the audible result of the piece. The picture vinyl release is a simulation of "Woodscratcher". The vinyl has an image of a wood, mimicking the actual performance.” - God.

Artist: RITUAL ABUSE
Title: s/t
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
Boston hardcore band, Mind Eraser w/ Zac Davis
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Artist: RIVERS, BOYD
Title: You Cant Make Me Doubt
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"First full length album by one of the greatest gospel musicians of all time! Boyd Rivers was an amazing but unfortunately, little known gospel artist. Comparisons could be made to Charlie Jackson, but in the end not too many people sound anything like Boyd Rivers. Side one features Boyd playing stunning electric guitar & belting out 6 incredibly heavy songs. Side two finds Boyd playing acoustic guitar -- a bit mellower but still impassioned. All the material on this album has never been released, with the exception of Fire In My Bones -- the title track of the Case Quarter 3 CD gospel compilation. (Its also on our Last Time Around compilation) Its somewhat unbelievable that Boyd has not been heard more out in the world -- but so it goes. Includes liner notes by Amos Harvey. Old school tip on cover." -Mississippi.

Artist: RIVIERE, ARNAUD & JEAN-PHILIPPE GROSS
Title: Monoface
Format: One-Sided 12"
Label: Riviere/Gross
Country: France
Price: $18.00
"Jean-Philippe Gross and Arnaud Rivière are both using mainly mixing board and put the electric nature of this tool at the center of their music, playing with interferences and feedback. Improv & noise : from microsounds to high energy active masses of sounds. On the left channel "WHEN YOU GO TO THE SWIMMING POOL PLEASE THROW AWAY YOUR GUITAR AND REMOVE YOUR SHOES" played by Jean-Philippe Gross, recorded end 2006 in Metz. On the right channel "NANALOG SYNTH" played by Arnaud Rivière, recorded mid 2006 around Paris. In the middle an unexpected stereo made by hazards of collage. Cuted in early 2007 in Paris. One side cuted / one side silk-screened 300 copies." -Riviere/Gross.

Artist: RLW
Title: Fall Seliger Geister
Format: CD
Label: Dirter Promotions
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"Dirter Promotions presents a stunning new album by Ralf Wehowsky. He is currently one of the most respected electronic composers of our day. Ghostly creaking sounds mix with highly complex electro-acoustic and electronic sounds. This description may sound familiar, but no sound is what it seems and RLW always manages to stay far ahead of his contemporaries. His music is impossible to pigeonhole into one simple bracket. It is neither industrial nor musique concrète, nor computer music nor improvisation. Limited to 500 copies, the CD comes packaged in a Japanese mini LP-style sleeve with textured reverse board printing and black inner sleeve." - Dirter Promotions.

Artist: RLW
Title: Flurry Of Delusion
Format: LP
Label: Dirter Promotions
Country: UK
Price: $16.00
"The starting point for the recordings on Flurry Of Delusion was an improvised recording session with Giuseppe Ielasi, but as with all Ralf Wehowsky works nothing is quite what it seems to be. Cutting out the moments of "glory" and recombining them, Wehowsky, aka RLW, reassembles them into new more detailed compositions. Further improvised sounds were treated and added to the mix. It is neither industrial or musique concrete, nor computer music or improvisation - in fact it could be all of these. Ralf Wehowsky is a well-respected electronic composer who was a founding member of the seminal German group P16.D4 and the label Selektion whose groundbreaking releases influenced many artists working in todays experimental music scene. Packaged in a beautiful full color digipak on reverse board. Edition of 500." - Dirter Productions.

Artist: RLW
Title: I.K.K
Format: CD
Label: SIRR
Country: Portugal
Price: $14.50
"The I.K.K.-project is the new project of Ralf Wehowsky (RLW), the influential German electronic music composer who started his recording career in 1980. And following his inclination for collaboration it counts with contributions from Dan Warburton, Andrew Deutsch, Chris Halliwell, Strotter Inst., Stephen Vitiello, and Frisch/Rainey/Wehowsky. I.K.K. Purpur started in 1794, when Christoph Schmid wrote the lyrics for Ihr Kinderlein Kommet, using a melody by contemporary composer Johann Abraham Peter Schulz. It was performed soon after in Thanhausen an der Mindel for the first time. In 2001, a few weeks before Xmas, RLW recorded his daughter Sonja (aged 5 then) singing some of her favourite Xmas tunes." -SIRR.
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Artist: RLW
Title: Merry Merry b/w Ihr Kinderlein...
Format: 7"
Label: Meeuw Muzak
Country: Netherlands
Price: $6.00
"this years xmas hit is by ralf wehowsky. he recorded his daughter sonja "singing" silent nite, with an electronic version on the flip. lovely. MM027, white vinyl, 300 copies" - Meeuw Muzak.
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Artist: RLW
Title: Sechs Abstande
Format: LP
Label: Blossoming Noise
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Five dense movements from abstract composer, Ralf Wehowsky, co-founder of the vital Wahrnehmungen & Selektion labels. Pressed on 150 gram virgin vinyl. Edition of 300." - Blossoming Noise.

Artist: RLW
Title: Views
Format: CD
Label: Anomalous
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"In the 25th year of Ralf Wehowskys recording career, Anomalous Records presents his first truly solo release featuring four new compositions based on instrumental improvisations. Using simple devices (tone-generators, percussion toys, music boxes, an electric toothbrush and an electric guitar) played in unusual ways, he builds up layers of each sound to create a suite of textural pieces. Each of the four tracks takes on an identity unique from the others, as the first three each focus on one of the sound sources while the last combines elements from the previous three to make something else. The disc opens with a 20-minute piece of mysterious and drifting electronic tones. Other tracks highlight very tactile sounds and bring a much more live element to his work, while retaining his skillful use of dynamics and placement of silence which have gained him so many fans. Previous releases by RLW have seen him collaborate with such diverse artists as Achim Wollscheid, Bernhard Günter, Andrew Chalk, David Grubbs, Jim ORourke, Kevin Drumm, and Bruce Russell. He is the founder of the now defunct group P16.D4 and the still active label Selektion." - Anomalous.

Artist: RMILLIS
Title: Relief
Format: LP
Label: Helen Scarsdale Agency
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Our man Millis is a Climax Golden Twin and a noted curator of globe trotting/time traveling esoterica, amongst other accolades. In the former category, Millis and Jeffery Taylor steadily release some of the most head-scratching amalgamations of avant-rock, decontextualized temple music, heightened-state minimalism, and collaged field recordings this side of the Sun City Girls (including the soundtrack to the cult film Session Nine); and in the latter, Millis has published a number of acclaimed anthologies for Sublime Frequencies (Scattered Melodies, This World is Unreal Like a Snake in a Rope, Phi Ta Khon, The Crying Princess, etc.) and Dust-To- Digital (our personal favorite, aptly titled Victrola Favorites). With his fingers in so many jars of jam, it can seem like an uncommon occurrence for Millis to release solo work although he is one to smear his sticky hands all over himself in performance, installation, and collaboration. Thus, The Helen Scarsdale Agency is delighted in presenting his latest opus, Relief. A fever dream of blurred harmonics and ethnomusicological spelunking, Relief repeatedly returns to variations on a peculiar yet beautifully serpentine drone, whose twinkling acoustic properties meld the hallucinatory mouth-music of the Bangladeshi Murung people and the curved air hypnosis of Terry Riley. Millis bookends and interrupts his mysterious miasma with comedic interludes snatched from his lauded collection of antique 78s, maudlin piano tone-clusters, and teleported crescendos of spectral ballroom waltzes. More Nurse with Wound than The Caretaker, this polyglot raga-drone of daytime somnambulism and psychedelic slipperiness speaks to the uneasy borders at psychological, cultural, and geophysical states of being. Oh, to be a human on this planet." - Helen Scarsdale Agency.

Artist: ROACH CLIP
Title: Al Pastor
Format: 7"
Label: Nostilevo
Country: USA
Price: $7.50
"music for blown-out punk fiends that minds the gap between rotten psychedelia and acid dirt rock. originally released as a "private press" cassette in an edition of six copies." - Nostilevo. "Every year to commemorate the Carnaval of Santiago, my Cuban buddy Fortunado constructs this enormous structureve hollowed out flan in his back yard n then invites bands what to come play inside. Is am always surprised the thing never gets ate down (at the end theys douse it w/brandy, then set it ablaze) but thats another story. So this time someones called K-9 Sniffies & Roach Clip was the featured acts. Now Is have to come clean n say I didnt see neither ofem. Was way in the thickve of judgin a serious cachete taco eatin contest. And them Cristals was goin down like water too. Plus anytime I gets close to that flan hut I just feel all custardy. No thanks! Word was theys was both top notch. Always a plus. Anyhow, at some point in the evenin I seen Fortunados wife, Yanela, fannin herself w/this Roach Clip record. She looked pretty relaxed & maybe not a little too familiar w/the pitcherve sangria plopped down right in frontve her. She spied me makin my way, stood, smiled & breathed a sigh of relief. "Ah, senor Woodbean, eh, the band, they want for you to have they record. So was for me to keep. My favor, you know? As music.......I am not so sure, but for, eh, ventilador, is most useful. Here", she thrust the record into my hand, "now is no more for me to look after. And I must go, wait for you has made me to starve. Lead me to the sesos! I can smell them frying. Or perhaps that is you, eh, Woodbutt"? With that she threw her head back n laughed. It sounded like a hyena bein impaled on a pike. Thank heavens she werent much ever in a good mood. Them jolliesd curdle milk. Despite Yanelas opinion, as music goes, this Roach Clip ep is a doozy. And w/a title like Al Pastor, is most prescient too. Its a rollickin ride through a panaceave frizzled audio crackle. Not unlike the Meat Puppets, 15 minutes after sheddin theys skin of the eponymous 1st lp but still burnt from that peyote scorch. Or maybe the Godz, lost somewhere in them 10 matrix numbers between Contact High & Godz 2, sortin it out through a Dubonnet hookah. Either way you bake it what yous got here is sounds as crisp as a chicharron gordita.So let your ears inhale." - Siltblog. Second pressing in new sleeves (pictured).
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Artist: ROACH CLIP
Title: Discovery Park
Format: 12"
Label: All Gone
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"A year in the making for this psych monger, finally going to be launched into the threshold. Our local friends Kevin and Alex say hey it sounds like a "lazy version of the desperate bicycles", Morgan seems to think its "groovy"... Some guy at a gig said "Youll sound like the Doors if they were good" but The doors are good hombre... Maybe if a lost Vacuum record crossed ways with them folky/jangle Rayne styles blended in the spice of DIY basement ethos, youd find the Godz have spoke in tongue. Stand in line for "this Bloody Mary"....." - All Gone.
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Artist: ROACH, STEVE
Title: Recordings 1982
Format: LP
Label: Vinyl-On-Demand
Country: Germany
Price: $22.00
“Limited edition of 200. Composer and multi-instrumentalist Steve Roach (born in 1955 in California) is a longstanding leader in contemporary electronic music, drawing on the beauty and power of the earths landscapes to create lush, meditative soundscapes influential on the emergence of ambient and trance. At the age of 20, inspired by the music of Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, and Vangelis, he taught himself to play synthesizer. After being a member of Doug Lynners Moebius in the late 70s and early 80s, he began recording as a solo artist in 1982, and self-released his classic album Now that year, with distribution by Eurock. One year later Roach released another classic recording on Domino Records called Traveler. As with Don Slepian, Roach then signed to Fortuna Records and released several LPs and tapes. With Structures from Silence (1984) his music began taking enormous strides; the albums expansive and mysterious atmosphere was inspired directly by the natural beauty of the southwestern U.S. With subsequent works, including 1986s three-volume Quiet Music series, Roach honed his approach, developing his dense, swirling textures and hypnotic rhythms akin to environmental sound sculptures. In 1988, inspired by Peter Weirs 1977 film The Last Wave, Roach journeyed to the Australian outback and gathered field recordings of aboriginal life for what would become his widely acknowledged masterpiece, the double album Dreamtime Return (1988). A year later, he teamed up with percussionist Michael Shrieve and guitarist David Torn for The Leaving Time, an experiment in ambient jazz. After relocating to the desert outskirts of Tucson, Arizona, Roach established his own recording studio, Timeroom, and in the years to follow grew increasingly prolific, creating both as a solo artist and in tandem with artists including Robert Rich, Michael Stearns, Jorge Reyes, and Kevin Braheny -- in all, close to two dozen major works in the 1990s alone, all of them located at different points on the space-time continuum separating modern technology and primitive music. Since 2000 his enormous creative output, live concerts, and sonic innovations remain at a high level. This LP includes all the tracks from the legendary debut tape Now, plus the previously unreleased "Emotion Revealed.”” - Vinyl-On-Demand.

Artist: ROACHCLIP
Title: Calmer in this Town
Format: 7"
Label: Quemada
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"Quemada is happy to announce the release of a new single from Detroits Roachclip.-the long awaited follow up to their excellent first LP, Discovery Park of last year. On this seven inch the clip have retreated back into the murky garage from whence they were conceived and deliver two sides of primo paranoid psych rock. Imagine Kim Fowley and Bill Direen working out their bad vibes over an old Tascam in a mid-western basement. The flip pours on some sugar, albeit thick and syrupy-just like we like it." - Quemada.

Artist: ROB JO STAR BAND
Title: Rob Jo Star Band
Format: LP + 7"
Label: Born Bad
Country: France
Price: $22.00
"LP version. Comes with a 7" featuring two unreleased tracks. Official reissue of one of the weirdest records ever released in France in the early 70s. Stoned psychedelia. Garage punk under the influence of acid. Fantastic sci-fi spaced-out psych with astonishing lysergic fuzz distortions, drenched with crazy electronic noise effects. Though French underground rock in the early 1970s French underground certainly things to offer (mostly headaches and yawns) it was quite unexpected to stumble across a truly good album coming out of that scene. As often with those discoveries, one must thank the bootleg Cosa Nostra for this return from the grave. Beside a few collectors, Rob Jo Star Band managed to stay under the radar all these years. It all started in late 1972, in the Montpellier area in the south of France. Michel-Robert Sahuc aka Mick (bass) and Robert Castello aka Chris (guitar) had been friends since 1970, and after a couple of years in a non-formal band, they decided to move on one step further with new accomplices. In January 1973, they met Alain Poblador aka Penny. He was from Avignon, had been playing electric guitar for 12 years and had spent the 60s in local bands. None ever made a record. With Roger Vidal aka Cedric from Perpignan on drums, the original line-up of the RJSB was soon in place. After doing covers to get their act together, Penny and Mick, with occasional help from Chris, started writing original material in May 1973. Glam rock was happening and Bowie, Lou Reed, and The Velvet Underground were RJSBs muses. "Our musical philosophy was to go back to the roots of psychedelic rock, both soft and trash, simple yet with experimental leanings, finding inspiration in contemporary music, with intellectually-oriented lyrics." They chose to sing in English, but "in a very French way, as we were not trying to hide our French identity." In July 1973, they met Serge Soler aka Bryan, a sound and electronic engineer, who soon joined the quartet along with his "wave generators" (home-made prehistoric synths which were incorporated in a mix board). They now thought of themselves as something like The Velvets meets Pierre Henri, "trying to create some kind of a Messe pour un temps présent for outsiders and junkies." The album came out in 1974 in a limited edition of 1,500 copies. The main influences included: Man Who Sold the World and Ziggy Stardust-era David Bowie, Roxy Music, Brian Eno, The New York Dolls, MC5 and The Stooges, Damo Suzuki, Agitation Free, Amon Düll II, Neu!, Hawkwind, Van Der Graaf Generator, and King Crimson. It wasnt easy for bands back then in France, even more for outsiders like RJSB. So it all came to an end. At least, they had recorded a few more songs as demos, including two in French, "La Cigale" and "Le Démon du rythme," that youll find here as very special bonus tracks." - Born Bad.

Artist: ROB JO STAR BAND
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Pomme
Country: France
Price: $19.00
"One of the French mega-rarities, released on the same label as Zartong. The content is deranged psychedelic underground with strong guitars, studio effects and vocals in English. The album has been the subject of much hype among record dealers recently." -Asbjornsen-Scented Gardens Of The Mind. "Very great & unknown French quasi prog/psych hard rocker originally released on the Dom label in 1975. Even amongst the European psychedelic cognoscenti, Rob Jo Star Bands sole lp is somewhat of an enigma. Careening forward & stumbling over 13th Floor Elevators bleeb alien moves, Velvet Underground sustained vibes & Stooges-like guitar fuzz, Rob Joe Star created a singular masterpiece that is truly incomparable to anything released in or around its time (circa 1975). Along with the Angel Face Wild Odyssey lp, one of Frances long obscured musical treasures. French import, edition of 300." - Pomme. Very highly recommended!
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Artist: ROB JO STAR BAND
Title: S/T
Format: CD
Label: Born Bad
Country: France
Price: $15.00
"Official reissue of one of the weirdest records ever released in France in the early 70s. Stoned psychedelia. Garage punk under the influence of acid. Fantastic sci-fi spaced-out psych with astonishing lysergic fuzz distortions, drenched with crazy electronic noise effects. Though French underground rock in the early 1970s French underground certainly things to offer (mostly headaches and yawns) it was quite unexpected to stumble across a truly good album coming out of that scene. As often with those discoveries, one must thank the bootleg Cosa Nostra for this return from the grave. Beside a few collectors, Rob Jo Star Band managed to stay under the radar all these years. It all started in late 1972, in the Montpellier area in the south of France. Michel-Robert Sahuc aka Mick (bass) and Robert Castello aka Chris (guitar) had been friends since 1970, and after a couple of years in a non-formal band, they decided to move on one step further with new accomplices. In January 1973, they met Alain Poblador aka Penny. He was from Avignon, had been playing electric guitar for 12 years and had spent the 60s in local bands. None ever made a record. With Roger Vidal aka Cedric from Perpignan on drums, the original line-up of the RJSB was soon in place. After doing covers to get their act together, Penny and Mick, with occasional help from Chris, started writing original material in May 1973. Glam rock was happening and Bowie, Lou Reed, and The Velvet Underground were RJSBs muses. "Our musical philosophy was to go back to the roots of psychedelic rock, both soft and trash, simple yet with experimental leanings, finding inspiration in contemporary music, with intellectually-oriented lyrics." They chose to sing in English, but "in a very French way, as we were not trying to hide our French identity." In July 1973, they met Serge Soler aka Bryan, a sound and electronic engineer, who soon joined the quartet along with his "wave generators" (home-made prehistoric synths which were incorporated in a mix board). They now thought of themselves as something like The Velvets meets Pierre Henri, "trying to create some kind of a Messe pour un temps présent for outsiders and junkies." The album came out in 1974 in a limited edition of 1,500 copies. The main influences included: Man Who Sold the World and Ziggy Stardust-era David Bowie, Roxy Music, Brian Eno, The New York Dolls, MC5 and The Stooges, Damo Suzuki, Agitation Free, Amon Düll II, Neu!, Hawkwind, Van Der Graaf Generator, and King Crimson. It wasnt easy for bands back then in France, even more for outsiders like RJSB. So it all came to an end. At least, they had recorded a few more songs as demos, including two in French, "La Cigale" and "Le Démon du rythme," that youll find here as very special bonus tracks." -Born Bad.

Artist: ROBB, J.D.
Title: Rhythmania: Electronic Music From Razor Blades To Moog
Format: CD
Label: Locust
Country: USA
Price: $14.50
Reissue of a 1970 Folkways electronic music album. "Not many people walk away from a successful international law career to devote their time to making electronic music at the ripe age of 49 years. John Donald Robb did just that when he set up shop in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1941 and dove head first into a career as a composer, ethno-musicologist and an early electronic music noodler whose bizarre and singular electronic music recordings are short on same old same old and long on quirky, beat audacity. This exciting collection combines the choicest cuts off of his two off beat Folkways records into one great package of out there moog music." - Locust

Artist: ROBBIE THE WEREWOLF
Title: At the Waleback
Format: LP
Label: Out-Sider
Country: Spain
Price: $27.00
“Out-Sider Records present the first ever vinyl reissue of Robbie The Werewolfs At The Waleback, originally released in 1964. With his long red hair and matching beard, Robbie The Werewolf - a folksinger of the frantic variety with a fetish for monsters - was a striking performer with a manic stage presence, acting out his songs as much as singing them. His set consisted of his original songs and uniquely reworked versions of folk standards, played on a beat-up twelve-string guitar. This inspired some of the most bizarre songs ever committed to vinyl: listen to "Count Dracula" and its proto-psychedelic, amazing echo effects or the insane DIY rocker "Rockin Werewolf". It was at The Wale Back in L.A one heady night in 1964, that Robbies solo act was captured for posterity and released as a tiny private pressing. A few years later, Robbie Robison would become a founding member of L.A psychedelic band Clear Light. But thats another story. This incredibly strange music is championed by lovers of the wonderful & weird such as Jello Biafra. At The Waleback is a time capsule to the post-beatnik, pre-psychedelic/hippie scene from L.A. Includes insert with detailed liner notes by Gray Newell (Ugly Things) and Alan Brackett (Peanut Butter Conspiracy). "This obscenely rare disc stars Robbie Robison plucking an acoustic guitar and singing kooky tunes about Halloween characters, sex, drinking and drugs that were quite radical for its day." - Beverly Paterson (Its Psychedelic Baby). LP housed in an old-school style tip-on sleeve.

Artist: ROBEDOOR
Title: Burners
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Limited edition of 500 copies. Mastered by James Plotkin. Recorded and mixed from April-September of 09 at the same East L.A. hillside studio (Green Machine) where Raiders was tracked. The goal with Burners was to make a record fusing the recent-ish song-based structures of Raiders and the Pagan Drugs 7" into some of the older-style Robedoor drone-sprawl architectures. All songs were written/sculpted over the course of constant live shows (Burning Man in particular was an 09 live staple)." - Important.

Artist: ROBEDOOR
Title: Endlessly Blazing
Format: LP
Label: Woodsist
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Eagle Rock, CAs Robedoor are back with another doomed out K-hole. Slow creeping drones building to some nice loner caveman pound/ real song territory. Three tracks in just under 40 minutes. edition of 500 with full color jacket. Artwork by Jeremy Earl." - Woodsist. "Another bowl of black wax lit up and littered into the smogset. Another half hour in the haze, burned and overturned. "Endlessly Blazing" loads together a trio of semi-recent resin sessions: the A is a sidelong sinkhole into lava and quaaludes, the B starts with a sprawling spiral sweetleaf ballad before convulsing into a pissed withdrawal of dread drums, electronic fumes, and damaged howling. Hold it in as long as you can" -?
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Artist: ROBEDOOR
Title: Exorcist Blues
Format: Cass
Label: Monorail Trespassing
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"transitional release that sees the group expanding on their previous incarnation with more control and composition; not quite becoming a full-out jam band just yet. a peak effort. 150 copies." - Monorail Trespassing

Artist: ROBEDOOR
Title: Faded Crusade/Pitiless Messiah
Format: 8" Square Lathe Cut
Label: Alt.Vinyl
Country: UK
Price: $26.00
"Limited edition of 100, clear, square, hand-cut by peter king 8" lathereview:Frankly terrifying blast of thunder from these LA noise monsters. Here, their towering funnel of sound is channelled into a night-time ditch of punk bastardism. Its spat out on the floor, trodden on, then blown up to a thousand times the size of a moon and thrown at the head of modern man. This is raging, yes, but there is much beauty at work here too, a subtlety below the raging surface that is present in all this bands work." -Alt.Vinyl

Artist: ROBEDOOR
Title: Pacific Drift
Format: 7"
Label: Not Not Fun
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
"Way too much is made these days of looking back, memory, social network fantasias. What a bummer, cause realitys a bad experience and 2012 is on deck; we deserve whatever we get. Evolve or erode, dudes. LA visigoths Robedoor slip into another sinkhole of voidist shadow-rock with Pacific Drift, three new tracks recorded across the last greylight winter. The A side stirs into a jazzy apocalypto depression with flute-keys and an overdriven OM groove that spirals in a web of distortion before drifting out to sea/silence. The flip finds a pair of deeply mutated RBDR genetic codes, one a mantric death-punk protest song cloaked in smoke and speed, the other a 3 AM slow-motion soul implosion set to upright piano, descending bass, tear garden guitar, and acid rain. The coast is a ghost, the city seethes. Mixed and mastered by M. Geddes Gengras at Green Machine in east LA. Black vinyl 7 inches in sleeves with corpse-diver artwork and a band photo by Caitlin C. Mitchell. Edition of 500." - Not Not Fun

Artist: ROBEDOOR
Title: Pained Transformation
Format: CDR
Label: House Of Alchemy
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
Compiles two out of print cassettes with a new track and a badge.

Artist: ROBEDOOR
Title: Raiders
Format: LP
Label: Not Not Fun
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Following their 2008 East Coast tour with Woods and Pocahaunted the Robedoor agenda has mainly been: hibernating in the City Terrace zone above east LA, adding a drummer/modular synth dealer, and letting the smoke rise. Raiders is the first RBDR LP since 2008s Endlessly Blazing and is the result of almost six months of slow-burn transformative tape machine meditation helmed by Mr. Ged Gengras. Bummed guitars, loner drone tones, low caverns of reverbed drums and rumble, echo dislocation, and dead voices cascade down into the isolated highways. Song modes are carved out and then left to rot. Features early trio live set staples like Indo Shadow and The Downcast Eye. You cant stick your hand in the same black river twice. Change or be changed. LPs in jackets with cover photo by Caitlin C. Mitchell. Edition of 500." -Not Not Fun

Artist: ROBEDOOR
Title: Shapeshifter Slave
Format: LP
Label: Olde English Spelling Bee
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Shapeshifters are messengers and imitators of the gods. Shapeshifters can be divine or human. Crossing boundaries between sacred and evil, they often bring messages, power or punishment from the gods. Shapeshifting is used to gain access to the tower. They are able to turn any situation around. Nothing is too much or too little. The shapeshifter can invert a life-threatening situation into one where he triumphs. This form of shapeshifting is most commonly painless but can be traumatic if the change was unintentional; clothing is rarely lost in this process. Edited, assembled, and mastered with assistance from Pete Swanson of the Yellow Swans. Ectoplasmic cover art conjured by Frances Parisse Bruno. Pro-printed black and white covers and insert. Limited edition of 425 copies." - Olde English Spelling Bee.

Artist: ROBEDOOR
Title: Shrine To The Possessor
Format: LP
Label: Music Fellowship
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"New batch of brutal minimalism from Robedoor on their first vinyl full length, Shrine to the Possessor. This one is pure darkness - no light, no air, just tortured souls and echoed cries. Three epic droning processionals built from the heaviest, thickest low-end tones. The sound of indentured servants from a scorched dustbowl wasteland. Caveman aesthetic pushed to its limits by recording to eight analog channels. Robedoors storied back catalog includes full length CDs on Release the Bats and Interregnum, collaborative albums with their sisters-in-arms Pocahaunted on Digitalis, Ecstatic Peace, and Blackest Rainbow, and countless other long sold-out CDRs and tapes, several on the bands own label, the undeniably prodigious Not Not Fun, as well as on Ruralfaune, Chocolate Monk, Chondritic Sound, and many others. Recorded by Bobb Bruno at Bored Fortress HQ in Eagle Rock, CA. Artwork by Andy Spore. Includes silkscreened 11x17 poster. Limited and numbered to 500." - Music Fellowship.

Artist: ROBEDOOR
Title: Too Down To Die
Format: LP
Label: Not Not Fun
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Not Not Funs most form-destroying release from Robedoor. Seismic future-primitive energies on side-long track "Parallel Wanderer." Continues the incarnation of Robedoor featuring MG Gengras (Personable, Pocahaunted) on drums, moog, bass and piano." -Not Not Fun

Artist: ROBEDOOR & POCAHAUNTED
Title: Colaboration
Format: CDR
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $14.00
"ROBEDOOR have had releases on Chocolate Monk, Not Not Fun, Fuck It Tapes, Audiobot, Buried Valley, Feral Debris, Arbor and more. POCAHAUNTED have stuff out on Not Not Fun, Arbor and Buried Valley. Britt described it as 27 minutes of tripped out tribalism and voice seance." - Blackest Rainbow.
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Artist: ROBEDOOR / YELLOW SWANS
Title: Split
Format: 7"
Label: Arbor
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"Its about time that two of the West Coasts best units share a slab of vinyl together. This is an epic coupling. LAs Robedoor (an obvious Arbor favorite) present what might be their best work yet, "Tremor Deliverance". Synths and subdued vocals weave together into an ornamental sound tapestry with heavy Middle Eastern influence. Total satyagraha. Portlands Yellow Swans are constantly touring (just now embarking on a multi-month European jaunt) and spreading the word of sonic liberation. Their untitled piece is a wall of sound, totally alive and growing, infinitely large. In an edition of 500 copies with printed labels and silkscreened art by Shawn Reed of Raccoo-oo-oon." - Arbor
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Artist: ROBEL, ERIC
Title: The Color of Noise: A Film About the Artist Haze XXL and His Notorious Record Label, Amphetamine Reptile Records
Format: DVD/Blu-Ray
Label: Robellion Films
Country: UK
Price: $20.00
"The Color of Noise is a full length documentary about the Artist Haze XXL (Tom Hazelmyer) and his notorious record label, Amphetamine Reptile Records. Throughout the 80s and 90s the label would achieve almost cult-like status for being adventurous and daring in the midst of a time where “safe” punk rock would rule the airwaves with a newly accepted style of music by the mainstream college goers, Grunge. Though with AmRep, not only a roster of the most outrageous performers would find a home, but also a legion of poster artists who broke all of the rules. Armed with a computer and an aesthetic of bold imagery, an artist would emerge in Hazelmyer. This is an American mid-west story about a man who created his own path, far from the norm and how he brought along with him countless others who would achieve greatness by sheer proximity and participation. This is the true American underground. Featuring over 50 interviews from across the globe, unearthed live footage of the bands and stunning visuals masterfully edited together resulting in one of the years best music documentaries. Premiered at Jack Whites Third Man Records and taken on a US tour shortly afterwards, The Color of Noise has gained the reputation as one of the most important films about the Noise Rock era." - Robellion Films.

Artist: ROBERT PIOTROWICZ/C.M. VON HAUSSWOLF
Title: Split
Format: LP
Label: Bocian
Country: Poland
Price: $32.00
ROBERT PIOTROWICZs single long track, "Clinamen 3" continues his study of the analog modular synthesizer. The first movement is characterized by a high-frequency tone and an erratic rhythmic bass pulse that slowly build to a wall of symphonic roar. The second movement, a low-end, dark passage, infests the symphonic leads with a sense of evil and menace, the two writhing together in a horror movie haze. The third goes all out, mixing a low end thump with a siren melody lead, dropping subtlety in favor of pure force, before going out like a lamb with a short, simple melodic coda. The first of C.M. VON HAUSSWOLFs quiet, textural studies of sound, "Ritual Shaving of an Ass in Belgium (aka Eating A Piranha Wouldnt Be So Bad The Way Things Are These Days)," is based on loops composed for an installation performance. The textures are light and scratchy, with careful variation on the crunchy textures, with the vaguest insinuation of bass hidden. "Ritual Shaving of an Ass in Poland (aka The Snoring Innocence)," is rawer, static, heavy, and abrasive. With extraneous sounds and audience conversations captured on ragged audio tape, its mangled, worn, decaying nature gives it an historical, hollow quality. Edition of 200." - Bocian.

Artist: ROBERTSON, DON
Title: Celestial Ascent
Format: LP
Label: Black Sweat
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
"If his 1969 debut album, Dawn, offered a magical ethnic sound from an 80-string guitar-zither, American multi-instrumentalist Don Robertsons 1980 follow-up, Celestial Ascent, uses the Austro-Germanic instrument as a viaticum for a timeless journey into the depths of the soul and psyche. The album was originally released as a cassette, and this is its first reissue since then. Traditionally designed to accompany the singing of psalms in religious communities, here the zither is the perfect way to explore the power and the formal purity of the natural pentatonic scales of eastern derivation, investigated by Robertson in New York City at the end of the 60s. According to the same respect for the cosmic rhythms also found in Indian ragas, the album is divided into two parts: the first side ("Oracle of Love") is the music of the day, while the second ("Isis Unveiled") is the sound of the night. "Music for Elevation and Transformation" with an extraordinarily peaceful effect and a holistic and transcendent approach that aligns it with other investigations of the sacred sound, like those of Stephan Micus, Paul Horn, or Deuter." - Black Sweat.

Artist: ROBERTSON, DW
Title: Disco Carousel Vol. 1
Format: LP
Label: Discrepant
Country: UK
Price: $25.00
"The artist formerly known as Ergo Phizmiz, releases his first work under his birth name, DW Robertson with Disco Carousel Vol. 1, a demented ode to the power of mechanical music. Robertson on the record: Everybody knows that mechanical music is the highest form of entertainment, thats why the fairground, that age old uber-entertainment, rang with the chaotic splendor of Barrel Organs, Orchestrions, Bellenoens and Serinettes. In the 20th century, as the delicate mechanisms of automata fell out of favor to the machismo of electricity, all the music-boxes left the funfair, to be usurped by Euro-techno. Disco Carousel is an attempt to redress this balance with a little bit of time travel, a little bit of TLC, and atomic fusion between the discreet windings of the Pianola and the whirring innards of the computing-machine." - Discrepant.

Artist: ROBERTSON, TIM
Title: Outer Planetary Church Music
Format: LP
Label: Aguirre
Country: Belgium
Price: $24.00
"A friend of Aguirre recalls meeting Tim Robertson by chance in a thrift store in Barcelona, while eyeing a dusty Hammond organ: "He was born in Honduras, but moved out of there at a young age to several other countries such as Perú, France, and Norway. His parents were devoted to some religious organization and they were spreading the word all around. The last place they were sent to was Barcelona, hence the reason he was there. He learned to play the keyboards as a kid and performed in church. He told me his life changed after spending some years in Niger and Ethiopia. He returned from that experience totally renewed and decided to somehow capture all the ideas he had during his stay in Africa. He bought an old four-track recorder and started jamming around the simple but complex idea of how church music in space would sound. During the next two years he got obsessed with creating the compositions of the future temples on Saturn and Neptune. He recorded hours and hours of music. In the end, feeling totally frustrated, he decided to throw to the bin all those tapes. Well, not all of them. Happily he kept two as a gift to his parents. Sadly, his parents passed away some years later. While cleaning their apartment he found the tapes and with the passing of time he decided to keep them as a memory of that crazy time. I was really curious about those tapes so I asked him if it would be possible to listen to them. After a couple of minutes I was totally captivated by them. It was so strange. The kind of repetitive music with cheap keyboard presets. So rough, basic, and fragile. It was then I told him that I felt more people had to listen to those recordings. After quite a bit of arguing, he finally accepted. At least Im sharing the word of God with more people, he said. So 20 years after they were originally recorded Im proud to share with everyone out there these seven tracks by a man who had a strange vision: compose the perfect soundtrack for the buildings where future space travelers would praise the lord. You can now judge with your own ears if he achieved his goal or failed. Peace!" Recorded in 1993. Remastered from the original tapes by Anders Peterson. Pressed on milky white vinyl. Artwork by Tim Robertson. Layout by Jeroen Wille. Limited to 300 copies." - Aguirre.

Artist: ROBIN WILLIAMS ON FIRE
Title: Jungle Gym of Crucifixes
Format: 7"
Label: Deathbomb Arc
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"Over the top rebel-mockers, crowd pleasing self-abusers, nudists, treble enthusiasts, and all around good ol boys bring out the noise and the punk. Somewhere between XBXRX and Harry Pussy is the chaotic sound that has earned these youths the title of "best band in LA" even though they are from San Francisco (or Santa Barbara or something). For anyone that wanted to know what happens when you play with fire, and the fire loses, then make sure to pick up a copy of this wax... if you think you can handle it. No refunds if the music bullies you around too much." - Deathbomb Arc

Artist: ROBINSON, ROBERT
Title: Connecticut River
Format: LP
Label: Feeding Tube
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
LP includes download code. Edition of 300.
"First solo LP by the guitarist for Sore Eros, playing here with a goddamn valley full of musicians -- from local cats like Sam Gas Can, Murph, and John Moloney, to Eastern Mass chooks like Gary War. All are depicted on the Connecticut River High photo insert, which you may well choose to carry to concert events so that the various and sundry can autograph your copy with words of bonhomie. The music on Connecticut River is extremely wonderful and dizzying in its pure-pop/post-pop ramifications. Robinson seems to have grasped both genres by their most experimental nubs and given them the softest shake imaginable. The album is a swirl of instruments that alternately bear down on hooks and diddle off into river-bound mist. Vocals gang together into chorales of majestic mumblecore or stand like lonesome wolves howling in the hills... Having played this album for nigh on a month now, I am really no closer to unraveling its mysterious core than I was when I first spun it. Some parts chug like unknown glam-rock readymades, others resemble the work of Pip Proud. But this strangely addictive blend of elements has wormed its way deep into my brain, and seems to cast an equal spell on everyone who wanders in during one of my endless listening sessions. High compliments, indeed." --Byron Coley, 2014

Artist: ROBOTNICK, ALEXANDER
Title: Ce Nest Quun Début
Format: LP
Label: Medical
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"ALEXANDER ROBOTNICK (aka MAURIZIO DAMI) is an Italian electronic musician. He made his debut on the Italian music scene as the founding member of AVIDA, a dance-cabaret band featuring Daniele Trambusti and Stefano Fuochi. In 1983 he attained international popularity with his track "Problemes DAmour," published first by the Italian label Materiali Sonori and then by Sire-Wea. "Problemes DAmour" went on to become a "cult track" of the disco scene. It became quite an import hit in Americas underground club scene, and sparked the mini-LP Ce Nest Quun Debut that same year (originally released on Materiali Sonori in 1984). Ce Nest Quun Debut consists of six captivating tracks including the hit "Problemes DAmour," as well as the track "Dance Boy Dance," which has appeared on other cult disco compilations. Ce Nest Quun Debut will appeal to lovers of Italo disco, early new wave, and minimal pop." - Medical. Limited edition of 500 copies (individually numbered).
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Artist: ROBOTNICS CROSSING
Title: Trigger Happy
Format: 7"
Label: Betley
Country: UK
Price: $5.00

Artist: ROBUST WORLDS
Title: Emotional Planet
Format: LP
Label: De Stijl
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Chris Roses Robust Worlds has impressed us since first glimpse. He was actually barefoot, if you can believe that, and his set had the feel of a way more lysergic Kevin Ayers. It was freezing fucking cold and Im pretty sure he wore a Hawaiian shirt. His debut LP is called Emotional Planet, and its deceptively simple. Voice, guitar, some noisy shit, whatever. His playing is sick: fluid, unforced, warm, soothed and soothing. Its a bath you dont want to exit. Seriously, if yr going to play guitar, play it like he does. With a trick in his back pocket and a heavy moon on his mind, Rose utilizes the sort of neo-noir narratives that you hear thru Neil Michael Hagerty, James Jackson Toth, Kurt Vile and other keen observers. Handguns, B&E, two-lane black tops, love, lust, and hard drugs. Life: summed up!" -De Stijl.

Artist: ROCCHETTI, CLAUDIO
Title: Pointless Vanishing Point
Format: 12"
Label: Holidays
Country: Italy
Price: $27.00
"Back on wax after a four-year hiatus, Claudio Rocchetti gives us a one-sider vinyl assembled at home, in Auerstr. 7, Berlin. Inspired by the work of Robert Smithson. Including a sample from Trilogie de la Mort by Eliane Radigue and some sounds provided on purpose by Al Doum, Von Tesla, and Stefano Pilia, Pointless Vanishing Point is a three-parted journey into the recurring environment of awkward sounds and slow frequencies interrupted by a distant sounding psychedelic interlude. Edition of 200 copies." -Holidays.

Artist: ROCCHI, CLAUDIO
Title: A Fuoco
Format: CD
Label: Cramps
Country: Italy
Price: $7.00
2003 reissue. Originally released in 1977. "Although Rocchi is probably better known for his earlier material on other labels, his offering on Cramps from 1977 A Fuoco (originally Cramps CRSCD 023) is a good showcase for his own talents (vocals, synthesizers, songwriting, and production) as well as his knack for surrounding himself with top notch musicians. Ostensibly a pop-singer, his skillful mastery of dynamics and clever arrangements put him on a par with the pre-glam/pre-disco work of David Bowie (circa Hunky Dory) or perhaps even later post-folk Donovan. Indeed, many of the tunes are driven by simple acoustic guitar or piano, and then built upon with full arrangements of synths, bass, drums, saxes, violins, and more. . . . fine music." - Exposé.

Artist: ROCCHI, CLAUDIO
Title: In Alto
Format: CD
Label: Cramps
Country: Italy
Price: $7.00
"2011 release. The final album by Italian prog singer-songwriter Claudio Rocchi (1951-2013). Rocchi was a bassist in the group Stormy Six, and appeared on their 1968 debut album, Le idee di oggi per la musica di domani. Italian newspaper la Repubblica described his 1971 album Volo Magico N.1 as "one of the definitive albums of the Italian psychedelic music, perhaps the only true classic of the genre ever produced in our country."" - Cramps.

Artist: ROCCHI, CLAUDIO
Title: Suoni Di Frontiera
Format: CD
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $18.00
"2009 reissue of this Italian psychoacoustic obscurity, originally released in 1975 on Ariston. Slick tri-fold digipak release with 12-page booklet and gloss varnish cover." - FE. "Back in 1975 when Suoni Di Frontiera (Borderline Sounds) was released, Claudio Rocchi was already a well known figure in the Italian pop scene. In the late 60s Rocchi had burst onto the scene as a member of Milanese psych-prog legends Stormy Six. He performed on their Le Idee Di Oggi Per La Musica Di Domani LP in 1969 and soon after, the acid folk of Viaggio, Rocchis solo debut, was released in 1970. That same year Rocchi hosted an influential radio show on the Italian national broadcasting station, RAI. 1971 brought the simply awesome Volo Magico No.1.
An acknowledged classic, it emerged as not dissimilar to Roy Harpers landmark song cycle of progressive/psych folk, Stormcock. The album -- especially the epic 18 minute title track -- established Rocchi as the Italian psych-folk minstrel par excellence. Then, after traveling to India, improvisation and Eastern philosophies began to shape his next few albums, Essenza from 1973 being a high point. 1974s Il Miele Dei Pianeti Le Isole Le Api (The Honey Of The Planets The Islands The Bees) featured guitars, tabla, strings and percussion but the following album from 1975, Rocchi was, according to the man himself, a real U turn. It featured a handful of songs, though Rocchi baffled his hardcore following by introducing cut-ups, environmental sounds and analogue synthesizers recorded at his home studio using a Revox A70.
This brings us to the experimental electronics of his next album Suoni Di Frontiera. Consisting of 16 sketches made at home, this recording went much further out than Rocchi. Described by so-called authorities to be naïve and unsophisticated, to these ears Suoni is a highly personal and extremely charming collection of psychedelically damaged constructs. All of Rocchis celebrated and highly-recognized vocals were now processed and modulated -- if they were heard at all. They sat alongside his spacey and dislocated homespun synth stylings that sound simultaneously retro and futuristic. What more can one ask for?
Rocchi described the release as "diving deeper into psychoacoustics, a practical theory on healing music, mind resonances, inner flows." Yep. And thanks to the good folk at Die Schachtel, another crucial piece of the 70s Italian puzzle has been unearthed for our pleasure. Dig in." - Oren Ambarchi.
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Artist: ROCH, ERNAN
Title: La Onda Pesada, Mexico 1971
Format: CD
Label: Shadoks
Country: Germany
Price: $18.00
"Almost nothing was known about this mysterious record until Shadoks friend Enrique Rivas managed to make contact with Ernan Roch, very much like he did with Kaleidoscope. This album was recorded in Mexico in 1970 together with the band El Amor, who recorded three albums for Capitol Records. His outstanding song "The Train" has a similar vibe to Damons "Song of a Gypsy," with great fuzz guitar all over. Ernan sings all songs in English, which is not very common for bands from Mexico. This is the first official release of this album from Ernan Roch with great liner notes and photos. One of the best releases from Mexico. Features four bonus tracks." - Shadoks.

Artist: ROCH, ERNAN
Title: La Onda Pesda
Format: LP
Label: Shadoks
Country: Germany
Price: $41.00
"2014 release. Shadoks Music presents the first official vinyl reissue of Ernan Rochs La Onda Pesada (1971). Almost nothing was known about this mysterious record until Enrique Rivas managed to make contact with Ernan Roch. Ernan Rochs album was recorded in Mexico in 1970 with, El Amor a band who recorded three albums for Capitol Records. His outstanding song "The Train" has a similar vibe to Damons "Song Of The Gypsy" (1968), with great fuzz guitar all over. Ernan sings all the songs in English, which is not very common for bands from Mexico. Includes a four page insert with liner notes and photos. Comes in a heavy sleeve. 180 gram vinyl. Edition of 500 (numbered)." - Shadoks.

Artist: ROCH, JOHN MICHAEL
Title: With You in My Arms
Format: LP
Label: Subliminal Sounds
Country: Sweden
Price: $31.00
"First ever reissue of a very special, mega-rare, and practically unknown Los Angeles mid-1970s pop-rock-psych private press treasure, dedicated to the memory of Patrick "The Lama" Lundborg (1967-2014), author of the groundbreaking psychedelic literature The Acid Archives (2006) and Psychedelia (2012). Although collectors have been searching frantically to turn up every unknown North American psych treasure from the past for some time, there are still unknown and mind-blowing nuggets to be found out there! This reissue includes in-depth liner notes by the artist himself and photos. Limited edition of 500 copies." - Subliminal Sounds.

Artist: ROCK MAG
Title: #3
Format: Mag
Label: Rock Mag
Country: USA
Price: $2.50
Great Sproton Layer interview/article, no wave guide to Pink Floyd, reviews. See also Modern Rock Mag.
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Artist: ROCK MAG
Title: #6
Format: Mag
Label: Rock Mag
Country: USA
Price: $2.50
Essay on late period George Harrison solo LPs, Superdope supplement, reviews. See also Modern Rock mag.
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Artist: ROCKCELONA
Title: La Bruja
Format: LP
Label: Estereo Fonico
Country: Spain
Price: $29.00
"Considered by many worldwide collectors as one of the best hard-rock albums ever, Rockcelonas La Bruja saw the light in 1978 and sank without trace. The band came from Barcelona and could be seen as one of the early Spanish proto-punk bands along with La Banda Trapera Del Rio. Killer sound with primitive English/Spanish vocals and heavy, and I mean heavy fuzz-wah wah assaults from start to finish! First time ever reissue with remastered sound and original artwork. A must!" -Estereo Fonico

Artist: ROCKET FROM THE TOMBS
Title: The Day The Earth Met The. . .
Format: CD
Label: Smog Veil
Country: USA
Price: $14.50
"Clevelands only real legitimate claim to house the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame is a band that will never be inducted there. In fact, it is more than 25 years after the group broke up that a legitimate album of their material is now available on Smog Veil. This was Rocket From the Tombs -- the mutant daddy to Pere Ubu and the Dead Boys. Originally, singer David Thomas started the band in May 1974 as a kind of comedy act, though later the group would have a good grasp of theatrics. A gifted guitarist/writer named Peter Laughner showed up at some of these farce-filled gigs, jammed with the band and joined soon after that. Thomas and Laughner would make a new more musical lineup that included Gene OConnor (AKA Cheetah Chrome) (guitar), David Bell (bass) and Johnny Madansky (AKA Johnny Blitz) (drums). Somehow this disparate crew got opening gigs ranging from Iron Butterfly to Captain Beefheart to Television (who Laughner actually joined briefly). Without Rocket From The Tombs, the world may have never heard Thirty Seconds Over Toyko, Final Solution , Aint It Fun, Sonic Reducer, and Down in Flames -- all Rockets originals, and all contained on this release, along with 14 other tracks culled from archival live recordings, some of which have never previously been bootlegged. Comprehensive liner notes and never before seen photos are jam-packed in this complete retrospective that showcases the true inception of the Cleveland underground sound." -Smog Veil
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Artist: ROCKET FROM THE TOMBS
Title: The Day The Earth Met The...
Format: Double LP
Label: Fire Fidelity
Country: Italy
Price: $48.00
"Subtitled: Live From Punk Ground Zero, Cleveland 1975. Fire Fidelity is thrilled to bring you this historic reissue by Ohio legends Rocket From The Tombs, The Day the Earth Met the Rocket From the Tombs. The Cleveland five piece (consisting of David Thomas and Peter Laughner, later with Pere Ubu, as well as Cheetah Chrome and Johnny Madanksy, later with the Dead Boys) formed in 1974, played only a handful of shows, never put out a record, and just 12 short months later called it quits, but in 2002 previously unheard demos, live recordings and bootlegs were unearthed culminating in enough material to make this album. These rare 1975 recordings come from three sources: the RFTT Rehearsal loft on Jul 18, the Picadilly Inn on July 24 and the Agora on May 5, and all serve to bear witness to the undeniable fact that Rocket From the Tombs brand of proto-punk represents ground zero, and remains unmatched even 37 years later. Essential! Housed in a full-color gatefold sleeve; with download code." -Fire Fidelity

Artist: ROCKET FROM THE TOMBS
Title: The Day The Earth Met The...
Format: Double LP
Label: Smog Veil
Country: USA
Price: $35.00
"Rocket From the Tombs (or RFTT) was an American rock music band originally active from mid-1974 to mid-1975 in Cleveland, Ohio. Heralded as an important protopunk group, they were little known during their lifetime, though various members later achieved renown in Pere Ubu and the Dead Boys. Billy Bob Hargus wrote, however, that "The sound of the Rockets is much more ferocious than Ubu or the Dead Boys." There was some fluctuation of the groups personnel, but the classic lineup was David Thomas (then known as "Crocus Behemoth" - vocals, sax), Peter Laughner (guitar, vocals), Craig Bell (bass, vocals), Gene OConnor (a.k.a. Cheetah Chrome, guitar, vocals), and Johnny Madansky (presently known as "Johnny Blitz," drums). When RFTT disbanded, the personnel formed two different musical groups: OConnor and Madansky joined with singer Stiv Bators (who made a guest appearance on-stage at the last RFTT show) to form Frankenstein, which later morphed into the Dead Boys, a more straightforward punk rock group. Laughner and Thomas went on to form the more experimental Pere Ubu with Tim Wright (RFTTs soundman). Both groups used songs first written or performed by Rocket From The Tombs as parts of their repertoires: the Dead Boys were known for "Aint It Fun," "What Love Is," "Down in Flames," "Caught With the Meat in Your Mouth" ("Im Never Gonna Kill Myself Again" as done by RFTT) and "Sonic Reducer"; Pere Ubu went on to reinterpret "Final Solution," "Life Stinks" and "30 Seconds Over Tokyo"."
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Artist: ROCKET ROBERT
Title: s/t
Format: CD
Label: Got Kinda Lost
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Those whove dirtied their fingers searching high and low for analog synth nuggets can rejoice at the arrival of under-the-radar synthesizer maverick "Rocket" Robert Moore. This first-time reissue is less a reissue than an exhumation, as Moore originally released his singular, unique 1982 Rocket Robert LP in edition of 142 hand-screenprinted copies on his own Salem, Oregon-based Future Records; few copies circulated outside Oregon. Rocket Robert drifts in the backward-looking sounds of early synth innovators while also mining the kraut-tinged moments of punk-era instro-synth explorers and the first breaths of synth-pop -- rather than carrying similarities to the new wave that was then taking hold of the masses. Moores debut is simultaneously lighthearted and shot through with ominous oscillations, and offers up a darkly-throbbing, otherworldly vibe that is sure to ensnare synth-heads, beat-diggers, and those searching the margins of the private-press phenomenon alike. RIYL Delia Derbyshire, Fad Gadget, Mort Garson, Gershon Kingsley, Martin Rev, Morton Subotnick, etc. Includes two previously-unreleased, spaced-out electro-pop songs from the album sessions. Insert features informative liner notes by Dave Segal (staff writer for Seattles alternative weekly The Stranger) based on interviews with Moore, as well as rare photos from Moores archives. Original master tape sound." - Got Kinda Lost.

Artist: ROCKET ROBERT
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Got Kinda Lost
Country: Spain
Price: $27.00
"LP version in tip-on sleeve. Those whove dirtied their fingers searching high and low for analog synth nuggets can rejoice at the arrival of under-the-radar synthesizer maverick "Rocket" Robert Moore. This first-time reissue is less a reissue than an exhumation, as Moore originally released his singular, unique 1982 Rocket Robert LP in edition of 142 hand-screenprinted copies on his own Salem, Oregon-based Future Records; few copies circulated outside Oregon. Rocket Robert drifts in the backward-looking sounds of early synth innovators while also mining the kraut-tinged moments of punk-era instro-synth explorers and the first breaths of synth-pop -- rather than carrying similarities to the new wave that was then taking hold of the masses. Moores debut is simultaneously lighthearted and shot through with ominous oscillations, and offers up a darkly-throbbing, otherworldly vibe that is sure to ensnare synth-heads, beat-diggers, and those searching the margins of the private-press phenomenon alike. RIYL Delia Derbyshire, Fad Gadget, Mort Garson, Gershon Kingsley, Martin Rev, Morton Subotnick, etc. Includes two previously-unreleased, spaced-out electro-pop songs from the album sessions. Insert features informative liner notes by Dave Segal (staff writer for Seattles alternative weekly The Stranger) based on interviews with Moore, as well as rare photos from Moores archives. Original master tape sound." - Got Kinda Lost.

Artist: ROCKEY, LEE
Title: Brass Ring
Format: Cass
Label: Pigface
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
"Recorded , Edited, Mixed and Played in Portland Oregon in the late 1970s By Lee Rockey. Final Editing for this Album by Ju Suk Reet Meate at Smegmas Studio January 2013. Lee Rockey gave up being the best jazz drummer in Portland sometime in the Late 1960s and started playing a modified flat bridge Violin, Cello , Oscillators and free Drumming using a Teac 2340 4 channel tape deck as soon as they were available to layer tracks . Brass Ring is one of the very rare finished, named compositions that was originally a Cassette dub that I managed to borrow and copy." - Pigface.
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Artist: ROCKEY, LEE
Title: Jazz Drummer Extraordinaire
Format: Cass
Label: Pigface
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
" Side one Recorded at various NYC locations including Lees EXTRAORDINAIRE Apartment 1952-1955 . Side two Mostly Recorded at the Way Out Club Portland Oregon May 16 1961 Final EQing and Album Concept by Ju Suk Reet Meate February 2013 One of the most unique and unsung Artists in Portland history, Lee Rockey was born in Vancouver Wa. 1926 and from 1942 untill 1965 or so was the most modern and best "Jazz Drummer" in the area. One of the" Vancouver Whiz Kids" he wore a Zoot Suit with a Reet Pleat and still spoke "Jive" when I met him in 1976. After playing all types of Gigs in Portland including sitting in for touring R&B acts such as The Treniers, he Moved to NYC in 1952 ,and was hired by Neil Hefty (who had just revitalized Count Basies Career with his great arrangements and written his last big hit Little Darlin ) for his first big band. Later he was in the studio for Herbie Manns debut 10" in 1955. Also on this album are Homemade Tapes with his friend Pianist and vocalist Ed Beach Jamming and being silly in there apartment in NYC. Moving back to Portland Lee was the go-to Drummer for the most ambitious Jazz Musicians including Jim Smiths "The Way Out Band" 1961-63 featuring amazing arrangements by Bill and Ernie Hood and others. WARNING: This Album contains Serious High Class music originally intended for Adults of the Mid 20th Century." - Pigface.
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Artist: ROCKEY, LEE
Title: Music
Format: LP
Label: Destijl
Country: USA
Price: $16.50
"destijl is pleased to present the first archival digs into the wondrous world of lee rockey. lee was a hardswinging jazzbo who had mastered the modern style by 46, and became known as one of the vancouver whiz kids. he went to the city in 53, jammed with neil hefti, and appeared on the first few herbie mann recs ( plays bethlehem BCP-58, east coast jazz / 4 bethlehem BCP-1018). upon his left coast return, he began developing his own sound / style, with an intent of transcending traditional musical forms / expectations. ju suk reet meate caught one of his performances in early 76, and lee became a figure of big inspiration. hed eventually invite lee to play on a few early smegma recs. aside from a few record booth lathes cut in the 40s / 50s, this is his first solo release. on first spin there are a few brief moments when the sounds of toshi ichiyanagi come to mind, but these sounds inhabit a universe that is entirely that of lee rockey. tho the pieces contained on this rec were recorded from the yrs 59 to 73, they own a keen third eye prescience that portends the likes of c spencer yeh and axolotl. this is far / away the most modern sounding rec to ever brandish the destijl logo, and youll scratch yr head until the kingdom comes.." - Destijl. "Portland oregon, art museum, early 1976. in the auditorium, drums / electic violin / and cello played thru an echoplex, a 4 channel tape deck was playing pre -recorded electronic skronks, flutes, and off speed voices, dancers were holding video cameras, connected to a paik video synth that was creating a live video projection. The music was crazed, scary and funny and beautiful. of all the live shows Ive seen, this one stands out. The man behind all this was Lee Rockey. 1926 -2002. this was the second (and last) of his full blown personal music / art world performances. A few months later I saw lee on drums with Kenneith Rexroth poetry and jazz. after that lee mostly played at home and a few low key gigs in town. Lee rockey was a hardswinging jazz drummer who mastered the modern style by 1946 and became known as one of the Vancouver whiz kids. Went to NYC in 1953, worked and recorded with neil hefty and herbie mann later moving back to Portland and playing with the top modern jazz artists. He was also developing his own music and painting style and appeared on a few smegma records. this record (his first solo release) is from 7 inch reel tapes recorded mostly early 1960s, early 1970s with lee on home made electronics loops, horns, violin, cello, drums, bells, and poss dick Knudsen on cello." -Ju Suk Reet Meate / Smegma, Portland OR 2006.

Artist: ROCKEY, LEE
Title: Tarzans Morning After
Format: Cass
Label: Pigface
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
"Amazing Inner-Mind, Solo Jamming from early or late 1960s With Lee Rockey on Tube Echoplex, Vocals, Cello, Bells, Homemade Horns, Toy Piano, Zither, and more. All recording and mixing by Lee Rockey at Home, in Portland Oregon. No overdubs Final editing, EQing and album concept, by Ju Suk Reet Meate at Smegmas Studio, Portland Oregon 2014." -Pigface.

Artist: ROCKEY, PALMER
Title: Rockeys Style Movie Album
Format: LP
Label: Trunk
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
"One of the rarest, weirdest and most brilliantly odd soundtracks of all time, written and performed by one of the most fascinating underground characters ever. Described by Jello Biafra as "a disco lounge lizard from hell," Palmer Rockey and the Palmer Rockey story have to be read to be believed, and even then, you might not believe it. And this album has to be heard properly to understand the madness, weirdness and total passion brought to the studio sometime in Texas in the mid- to late 1970s. Palmer Rockey was a remarkable con-artist. He made this one record, the soundtrack to his one weird movie. Its incredibly rare, only one copy surfacing in the last decade. Once heard, you may fall deeply for Palmers charms, its strangely moving and all wrong, like something straight out of the world of David Lynch. The edited Palmer Rockey story goes something like this: after a difficult childhood but an interesting education, Palmer Rockey became obsessed by the movies. So obsessed, that he travelled to the UK and tried to get a film script to Boris Karloff in Shepperton. Unsuccessful, he returned to Texas to make his own film. To do so (according to legend) he conned rich Texan housewives out of money. When he got money, he shot film, then fell out with the cast and crew. He then conned more money from different women, shot more film with different cast and crew, then fell out with them, too. This continued for years. The "finished" film, It Happened One Weekend was only shown once (ironically just once, one weekend), at the premier in Canyon Creek, Sunday October 11th, 1974. In fact, the photo on the front of the album was shot by his wife the night of the premier. The film was written, produced, edited, directed, and starred Palmer Rockey (as twin brothers of course), with all music by Palmer Rockey. The plot was apparently demonic and "beyond the room of terrifying evil." Also included was a "Sunday Surprise Ending." I believe the surprise that Sunday was that people laughed all the way through, and even walked out. It was a total disaster on every level, apparently nothing in the movie made any sense at all. But undeterred by such poor reaction, he continued to tinker with the film -- sure that it would eventually bring him an Academy Award. He released it again and again in several different versions over the next few years, firstly with the title It Happened One Sunday, which played briefly in Denver, El Paso, and also at drive-in theaters. The film then disappeared, was recut with new scenes and appeared again in 1980, as Rockeys Style, Scarlet Love, and also Scarlet Warning 666. All the while Palmer Rockey was battling debtors, having already been sued in the 1960s by his uncle for non-payment of loans. Theres not a great deal of information about his career and life in the 1980s, but we do know he passed away in 1996, leaving behind very little apart from debt and this unusual self-pressed album. There is no sign or trace of any version of the film anywhere. And boy, are people looking for it. Palmer wrote all the music for the film(s), and there are, as far as we know, two private issues of the soundtrack from the same period -- 1980. Theres Scarlet Love, which was followed (or its possibly the other way around) days or weeks later as hed decided to change the name of the film again, to Rockeys Style. Both have the same original catalog number and subtitle of "Movie Album," and both have track titles that do not match the albums. You will observe Trunk has kept the original and incorrect tracklisting on the album sleeve, but kept the correct ones on the album labels. Musically its beautifully played and oddly performed, with a bizarre sense of passion and surprising honesty. Its an unusual album in that once heard, it sticks like glue to your brain. You may well find yourself getting slightly obsessed by it. We certainly have. Sleeve notes include an intro by Jon Brooks of Ghostbox, who not only remastered the album but also quickly became consumed by the music and the Palmer Rockey story. And now this incredible and unique outsider album is released, one has to wonder if anyone will ever find the missing Palmer Rockey movie." -Trunk.

Artist: ROCKIN HORSE
Title: Yes It Is
Format: LP
Label: Sing Sing
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"ROCKIN HORSES Yes It Is has been critically hailed as one of the true lost British power pop relics. When the late Greg Shaw (Bomp Records & Magazine) created his Voxx subsidiary, the first single he decided to reissue was Rockin Horses 1971 magnum opus single, "The Biggest Gossip in Town." Shaw declared that the single was the greatest power pop song of all time-heady stuff. The power pop sounds of Yes It Is have been favorably compared to the best of The Beatles Let it Be era and Badfingers early 1970 efforts. As an homage, the bands name was drawn from The Beatles "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" and the album title itself from The Beatles B-side of "Ticket to Ride." Rockin Horse was formed in 1971 by lifelong best friends JIMMY CAMPBELL (THE KIRBYS, 23RD TURNOFF) and BILLY KINSLEY (THE MERSEYBEATS, THE MERSEYS) after the end of their respective Liverpool bands had split. Joining the Liverpool core duo were hired studio guns: BOBBY FALLOON (guitar), STAN GORMAN (drums) and MICHAEL SNOW (keyboards). Having been schooled in the very same musical influences as the Fab Four, the end result is eerily similar to the sound the Beatles were creating at the end of their career during 1968-1970. The album was not an attempt to "ape" The Beatles sound, but more the end product of having grown up as contemporaries of The Beatles in Liverpool and listening to the same records and playing the same circuits . How could they not end up sounding similar? Locating a copy of the original album is close to impossible and very expensive. Now you can own one of the greatest power pop recordings of all time on vinyl with its original Hipgnosis sleeve design. - Sing Sing.
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Artist: ROCKMORE, CLARA
Title: The Art Of The Theremin
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"This LP, originally recorded and released by Delos International in 1977, features the eerily beautiful theremin accompanied by piano. A record of stark simplicity & emotional intensity. We are proud to present the first ever vinyl reissue of this material. Gatefold tip on cover with extensive liner notes detailing the history & inner workings of the theremin & Clara Rockmore." Presented by Shirleigh and Robert Moog, with piano accompaniment by Nadia Reisenberg. This is actually a reproduction of the (superior) 1981 Japanese pressing of the original 1977 Delos International release." -Mississippi
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Artist: ROCKNROLL JACKIE & PAIN JERK
Title: Super Relaxed
Format: CD
Label: Second Layer
Country: UK
Price: $16.00
2010 release. "Super Relaxed, over a year in the making, is the first collaboration between Pain Jerk (Kohei Gomi) and RocknRoll Jackie (Jackie Stewart, aka Jackie Oblivia, of Smegma, Tenses, Los Angeles Free Music Society). The source sounds were provided by Jackie and then Kohei obsessively worked these into the two long tracks. The influence of the musique concrete masters are heavily heard throughout these tracks but they maintain the playfulness and non-purism found throughout LAFMS recordings. Old sound effect record samples, TV recordings, Flower Travellin Bands guitar riffs and J-pop drum beats are all included in the mix alongside Koheis synth sounds. All music composed, mixed and produced by Jackie Oblivia and Pain Jerk in Portland and Tokyo, 2008-2010. Comes in a six-panel digipack with full-color artwork/collages from Jackie Stewart; Edition of 500." - Second Layer.

Artist: ROCKS & WAVES
Title: Song Circle: Songs I-V
Format: LP
Label: Bongo Joe/Moi JConnais
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"This album is a mystery. All we know about it is that an outsider Swedish artist, Isaak Sundström, brought it back from Mexico in 2014 after recording it with a local choir and an Haitian soloist. Together, they recorded five of Isaaks compositions. We dont know the names of the individuals in the choir or how many of them there were. We dont know how Isaak met those singers. The only thing were sure of is that this album has a unique approach and sounds like nothing else. We could try to describe it as a DIY gospel choir delivering a conscious message of love and unity. The world needs to listen to this album to experience its infinite strength and universal power." - Bongo Joe.

Artist: ROD, JOHANNES
Title: Free Jazz and Improvisation on Vinyl 1965-1985: A Guide to 60 Independent Labels
Format: Book
Label: Rune Grammofon
Country: Norway
Price: $50.00
"Over the last 20 or so years we have witnessed an explosion in music-related books, this one being a most welcome addition that fills a hole in that ever-growing library. Born out of necessity and a love of the music and the records, the aim of this book is to offer a guide to a selection of independent labels and their releases of free jazz and improvisation between 1965 and 1985, with 1965 being the year when ESP-Disk started out as the first independent label dedicated to the music covered in this book, and 1985 being the year that the CD slowly started to take over as the main sound carrier. However, Rune Grammofon has stretched the frames a little bit on a few occasions. As explained in the book, they have also chosen to leave out certain labels that have released important records by highly influential musicians within the field of this book, such as Impulse!, Blue Note and Atlantic. This is because they consider them as major labels that have a wide variety of releases in their catalogs and are also well documented in a number of other publications. Its also important for them to underline that this is a personal, subjective take on the subject, rather than an encyclopedic one. Sixty labels are presented, each with an introduction and a discography, either complete or by the authors personal choice. There are also 64 sleeve illustrations, including some extremely rare ones, as well as forewords by Swedish sax player and composer Mats Gustafsson and Rune Grammofons founder Rune Kristoffersen. Finally, there is a conversation between Kristoffersen and music writer Rob Young. Author Johannes Rød is working freelance as an art historian and conservator and has written several books on visual art. He has also been an avid record collector since the late 60s and most of the sleeve illustrations are from his own collection. 128 pages housed in a Geltex cover. Design and layout by Kim Hiorthøy." - Rune Grammofon.

Artist: RODEN, STEVE
Title: ...I Listen To The Wind That Obliterates My Traces
Format: Hardcover Book/2CD
Label: Dust-to-Digital
Country: USA
Price: $52.00
"I Listen To The Wind That Obliterates My Traces brings together a collection of early photographs related to music, a group of 78rpm recordings, and short excerpts from various literary sources that are contemporary with the sound and images. It is a somewhat intuitive gathering, culled from artist STEVE RODENs collection of thousands of vernacular photographs related to music, sound, and listening. The subjects range from the PT Barnum-esque Professor McRea-"Ontarios Musical Wonder" (pictured with his complex sculptural one-man band contraption)-to anonymous African-American guitar players and images of early phonographs. The images range from professional portraits to ethereal, accidental, double exposures-and include a range of photographic print processes, such as tintypes, ambrotypes, CDVS, cabinet cards, real photo postcards, albumen prints, and turn-of-the-century snapshots. The two CDs bring together a variety of recordings, including one-off amateur recordings, regular commercial releases, and early sound effects records. There is no narrative structure to the book, but the collision of literary quotes (Hamsun, Lagarkvist, Wordsworth, Nabokov, etc.). Recordings and images conspire towards a consistent mood that is anchored by the books title, which binds such disparate things as an early recording of an American cowboy ballad, a poem by a Swedish Nobel Laureate, a recording of crickets created artificially, and an image of an itinerant anonymous woman sitting in a field, playing a guitar. The book also contains an essay by Roden. Hardback book, 8.5 x 6.5 inches, 184 pages, 150 photographs reproduced in full color and two audio CDs from the authors collection." - Dust To Digital.

Artist: RODEN, STEVE/IN BE TWEEN NOISE
Title: Every Color Moving (1988-2003)
Format: 6 CD Box
Label: Sonoris
Country: France
Price: $50.00
"Every Color Moving consists of six discs, covering seven hours of the first fifteen years of Steve Rodens musical activities. The first four discs contain unreleased works and impossible to find small editions. The last two discs offer a selection of tracks made for compilations during the same period. From the surprising early experiments to the development of his often imitated but never equalled "lowercase" aesthetic, these are some of Rodens earliest works, documenting numerous rare and unreleased recordings. The discs are accompanied with a 32 page booklet with an essay and extended track notes, written by the artist. Steve Roden (1964) is a visual and sound artist born in Los Angeles. Rodens work includes painting, drawing, sculpture, film/video, sound installation, and performance. Rodens earliest musical experience was as the singer of the Los Angeles punk band Seditionaries from 1978 to 1982, performing locally with some famous bands from this scene. Rodens early works moved from loud to quiet in the midst of an emotional crisis at age 18, fueling a shift in his work, with the discovery of Enos Obscure label. In the early -1990s Roden discovered the Broken Music catalog (an encyclopedic survey of records related to visual artists), offering a context for an artistic practice rooted in both visual and sound art. In 1990, Roden released his first recording on a self-released cassette titled the secret of happiness under the artist name In Be Tween Noise. Since then, Roden has released 45 solo recordings on various labels, alongside numerous collaborations and compilations. By the late 1990s, Roden began to use his own name as the artist of his solo recordings. Most of Rodens sound works tend towards using a singular source - such as objects, architectural spaces, field recordings, or texts. These things become abstracted through humble electronic processes to create new audio spaces, or "possible landscapes". In 2000, he used the term "lowercase" to describe a music that "bears a certain sense of quiet and humility". Over the years, he has created a rich and diverse body of work that is uniquely his own, mixing conceptual rigor, experimentation and musicality." - Sonoris.

Artist: RODENT PLAGUE
Title: Blue Wave
Format: 7"
Label: Kill Shaman
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"Rodent Plague is the home project of Erin Sullivan, singer and guitarist of the A-Frames and AFCGT. His solo recordings are wildly different from the post-apololyptic and angular punk of A-Frames, however the underlying sentiments of death, destruction and horror still remain. Rodent Plague songs are composed from guitars, synths, drum machines and other reandom sounds to build an eerie kind of angular surf sound. Imagine if Brian Wilson was raised in the poltergeist house and recorded an album. Seriously evil black vinyl with evil black sleeves and black songs that will relax and mystify you at the same time." -Kill Shaman

Artist: RODER, KLAUS
Title: Kompositionen 1981-1983
Format: LP
Label: Klaus Roder
Country: Germany
Price: $45.00
Original copies from 1983. "Born in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1948, Klaus R�der has developed his interest in experimental music since the 1960s. He studied violin and piano, sound engineering, composition and guitar. He soon discovered a passion for manipulating tape sounds and synthesizers, which led him to even create his own custom-made instruments. He played in the free Jazz group Synthesis and also, during 1974, in Kraftwerk (he played guitar and violin on their classic Autobahn LP).

Röder also developed an interest in setting his own home studio to produce his own solo recordings, which have been collected and releases in two privately pressed LPs, Elektronische Kompositionen and Kompositionen 1981-1983, plus a further one, Kristallisationen, on the Planam label." - Wah Wah. Roder anthology forthcoming from Wah Wah...

Artist: RODER, KLAUS
Title: Kristallisationen
Format: LP
Label: Planam
Country: Italy
Price: $29.00
"Klaus Röder is a guitar virtuoso and electronic music artist who studied with Kelemen and joined Kraftwerk for their famous Autobahn LP. He often works with very small sound particles, whose sound comes from different sources, like tearing paper, the voice, a musical instrument, synthesizer or computer sounds. Sound structures are built by joining together those sound particles and, by mixing those structures, Roeder forms chords. Then the process of crystallization begins. Usually crystallization means that small parts are deposited around a germ and form a growing crystal. The shape of the complete crystal is a consequence of outer influences. A series of sound crystals form, then the complete musical composition. Side 1 presents two electronic music works: 10: 11: 12 (1980) for self-built Impulse Generator is an obscure, very minimal and abstract pulsating piece, while Kristallisation 4 (1991) for Computer Sounds and Yamaha DX 802 might be considered one of the peaks of Klaus Röder Kristallisation series. Side 2 introduces us to a different formal result of Röders crystallization process: the short Haenschen Blues (1993) for children singing and crying, Yamaha TX 802 controlled by selfmade programs for Atari TT is a both playful and sinister electronic assemblage anticipating the peak of this record, Potpourri (1985) a collage of short sound particles from German pop hits of the 1970s and 1980s. In the perspective on sound collages (from Battiato Ethika Fon Ethica to Bladder Flasks first LP, from NWWs most surrealistic works to John Oswald classic plunderphonics) Potpourri might be more close to the brut masterpiece InOut by Anton Bruhin, only constructed in a more advanced and scientific way. Edition limited to 300 copies, also including a series of inserts with the diagrams and schedules of the 4 compositions presented on this LP." -Planam

Artist: RODER, KLAUS
Title: Kristallisationen 2
Format: LP
Label: Planam
Country: Italy
Price: $29.00
"Planam proudly presents the second LP production by Klaus Röder featuring two more pieces from the electronic Kristallisationen series, or Kristallisation 5 (1993) for microphone recordings of children chimes (played by children), Yamaha TX 802 digital synthesizer and EMS Synthi A analog synthesizer, Kristallisation 7 (1997) for microphone recordings and computer sounds, as well as Frozen Sounds (2002) for electric guitar sounds and computer sounds and the more concrete Life-Music 1 (1999) for microphone recordings in the zoo of Wuppertal, computer sounds and Yamaha TX 802 digital synthesizer. Klaus Röder is the archetype of the challenging challenger -- the perfect outsider. Nothing bad about it -- true geniuses often are hiding behind their uncompromising ethic. Ethic in the attic would define the home-studio work of this ex-Kraftwerk banned banned banned auf Die Autobahn. The independent, time-stretching composer Klaus Röder is by necessity an inventor. Systems, machines, treatments, everything is (hand)made to provoke, to induce a musical result not only technically superb but loaded with the authors intimacy: humour, sound elements of a private life, a kid giggling... indeed a highly emotional and poetical approach. Klaus Röder mixes and plays with outside influences -- cut-up, musique concrète, psychedelia, plunderphonics, pop, even blues! -- in order to create a patchwork-like but coherent corpus over nearly 40 years of compositional activity. His music blends the warmth of strings and of humanity with the icy matter of electrical components and seems to have just one borderline: that of our ears. Edition limited to 420 copies. - Planam. Side-label of Alga Marghen.

Artist: RODIER, ROGER
Title: Upon Velveatur
Format: CD
Label: Sunbeam
Country: UK
Price: $16.00
"Often compared to the work of Nick Drake, Upon Velveatur is a dense and mysterious French-Canadian folk-psych suite, featuring beautiful melodies, lush orchestration and scorching electric guitar. Barely circulated on its original release in 1972, it has gathered a major cult following and is now making its first appearance on CD, complete with five bonus tracks, rare photographs and sleevenotes by the enigmatic Mssr. Rodier himself."

Artist: RODION G.A.
Title: The Lost Tapes
Format: CD
Label: Strut
Country: UK
Price: $17.00
"Strut, in conjunction with Abassadors Reception and Future Nuggets, presents the first ever retrospective of fabled band Rodion G.A., one of Romanias best kept musical secrets from the last 30 years. The unique prog/electronic sound of cult Romanian producer Rodion Rosca spanning 1978 to 1983. Previously unreleased recordings mastered from the original tapes." - Strut

Artist: RODION G.A.
Title: The Lost Tapes
Format: Double LP
Label: Strut
Country: UK
Price: $28.00
Comes in a gatefold sleeve with a CD of the album. "Strut, in conjunction with Abassadors Reception and Future Nuggets, presents the first ever retrospective of fabled band Rodion G.A., one of Romanias best kept musical secrets from the last 30 years. The unique prog/electronic sound of cult Romanian producer Rodion Rosca spanning 1978 to 1983. Previously unreleased recordings mastered from the original tapes." - Strut
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Artist: RODMAN-MELCHIOR
Title: Melchior-Rodman
Format: Cass
Label: Fabrica
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"Fabrica is honored to present this split cassette release pairing Letha Rodman-Melchior and Dan Melchior-Rodman, probably the most musically prolific and loving couple since Johnny and June. Lethas side includes nearly 35 minutes of new music that builds on the work from her previous releases under her own name and the Tretatam moniker creating dream-like collages of sound made up of room ambience, films and songs playing in the distance, field recordings, and her own instrumentation. Dan Melchiors side is an attempt to encapsulate a dream, or a journey, or any human experience that involves repetition and periods of incoherence (all of them?) Contains recordings of an infamous outsider musician manipulated to the point where it ceases to matter who he is. Also contains a recording of Tom Lax saying Yeah. Play loud for maximum impact or dont play at all. All sales from the 100 copies of this pro-dubbed cassette will be donated to the Letha Rodman-Melchior cancer fund." -Fabrica.

Artist: RODMAN-MELCHIOR, LETHA
Title: Handbook for Mortals
Format: LP
Label: Siltbreeze
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Known by the alias TRETETAM, LETHA RODMAN-MELCHIOR has released singular sound constructs on CDR and cassette since 2008 on such labels as Ikuisuus and Robert & Leopold. For her first-ever vinyl release, she sheds the veneer of mystery and comes clean with this sweeping haboob of sound, as deft and defying as horns on a hen. From the vantage of time and deep insight, some (i.e. Tom Lax) say Tretetam / Rodman-Melchiors unique audio gems find a middle ground between United Dairies (notably HNAS) and Vanity Records (ditto Mad Tea Party). But why not the let the artist herself fill you in on the Handbook for Mortals backstory? "From early on, I found that I liked listening to blended sounds of familiar things; TV, lawnmowers, children playing outside. I noticed that when I played records, I wouldnt flip them over because I found comfort  in hearing the needle stuck in its groove. "When I lived in Chinatown on Canal Street in New York, I loved to lay in bed and listen to the vendors shouting, blending with the heavy traffic and tiny wind chimes; I would pretend I was someplace else, somewhere I didnt know. I love that feeling. "I became interested in field recording after hearing Salmon Run by Graham Lambkin, and had found a website called The Quiet American. I began piecing my tracks together under the name Tretetam, and was influenced by Lambkin, Marcel Trkowsky, Emiliano Maggi, Moondog, Maya Derens films and more recently Aaron Dilloways Modern Jester and Ryan Martins York Factory Complaint / DeTrop. I also must say my husband Dan Melchior has been my musical hero since I met him in 1999." Siltbreeze is proud to add Rodman-Melchior to its illustrious and unique discography. A portion of all sales will go to the Letha Rodman-Melchior Cancer Fund. For more info on this, visit: http://melchiorfund.blogspot.com. Edition of 500 copies with download." -Siltbreeze.

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

Artist: ROE ENNEY
Title: Damnatio Memoriae
Format: Cass
Label: Phaserprone
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
"Loner voyeuristic psychedelicia, with a tendency toward the neurotic or the surreal, lamented with voice and occasional spoken word. A peculiar nod to the New Romantics. Letterpressed J-Card, and Pro Duplicated Tape." - Phaserprone.
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Artist: ROEDELIUS
Title: Flieg Vogel fliege
Format: LP
Label: Bureau B
Country: Germany
Price: $22.00
180 gram vinyl pressing. “Bureau B presents Flieg Vogel fliege by Hans-Joachim Roedelius, released by Sky Records in 1982. Flieg Vogel fliege (trans. "Fly Bird Fly") is the fifth installment of the "Selfportrait" series, with musical sketches and ideas recorded by Roedelius between the years of 1973 and 1979 on a Revox tape machine in his living room. In contrast to the previous self-portraits, which he left untouched, Roedelius revised these recordings and embellished them with further tracks. "Measured against its predecessors, however, the audio quality is notably superior on this edition. Roedelius clearly improved the sound of the old tapes in the process of compiling the pieces at the Erpel Studio in Vienna, also taking the opportunity to add a few tracks. Strictly speaking, these relatively complex multi-track recordings can no longer be bracketed together with the fleeting sketches as heard on the earlier albums. Now and again, they bear a resemblance to the character of the Cluster LP Sowiesoso. Having arrived in Austria following a protracted lean period, Roedelius finally had the chance to work in a studio which was not only well-equipped, but was also run by a kindred spirit sound engineer. The favorable working conditions, a myriad of new impressions and, by no means least, his personal happiness, saw Roedelius and his music flourish. This is discernable on Flieg Vogel fliege, even if only some of the music was created in his new adopted home. If complete insouciance, the acceptance of little musical mistakes and inaccuracies were symptomatic of the earlier self-portraits, then a mild formal rigor runs through this volume. Not that Roedelius allows this to hinder him in any way. The joy of playing and talent for improvisation celebrate a cheerful resurrection once again. His spontaneity and exuberance, the ability to express thoughts and feelings through music, none of this was lost. This confirms Flieg Vogel fliege as an authentic and undisguised Roedelius portrait. With a little patina, perhaps. But music by the same man today reveals exactly the same individual, perhaps a little wiser, and of course, some years older. And there you have it: Roedelius is and shall remain the merry fool from the jardin au fou." --Asmus Tietchens

Artist: ROEDELIUS
Title: Lustwandel
Format: LP
Label: Bureau B
Country: Germany
Price: $26.00
"180 gram LP version. The third studio album by Hans-Joachim Roedelius, originally released by Sky Records in 1981, fulfilled a dream he had long cherished. A series of chamber music pieces, with grand piano solos taking center stage in some places, archaised percussion patterns in others. Lustwandel represents a logical progression, following on from Jardin Au Fou (re-released on Bureau B in 2009). Both albums were recorded at Paragon Studios in 1979 and produced by Peter Baumann (Tangerine Dream). Electronica in the sense of synthetic sound sources or rhythm are absent from Lustwandel, in keeping with so many Roedelius solo works. This led to lively action amongst Cluster fans 30 years ago, as they divided into different camps. Roedelius unique musical style and irrepressible enthusiasm take his listeners down more of a sidetrack to the aural landscape of European harmonic and rhythmic tradition. There are obvious parallels to so-called serious chamber music, if not all the way along the route. His music has never been bound by contemporary aesthetic debate nor susceptible to emerging theory. As an autodidact, his techniques of composition and piano-playing are so well developed, that Roedelius has never wanted, nor needed to bother himself with any of that. It is a carefree Roedelius who saunters through both the 19th and late-20th centuries. Boundaries dissolve in his music. Here the glow of a magic lantern, there the glare of a neon light. Herein lay the originality of Lustwandel: he availed himself of traditional forms yet expressed them in contemporaneous fashion. Roedelius and Lustwandel could easily have been assimilated into the postmodern era which arrived in the 1970s. But, as usual, he was many miles away from the hub of cultural activity, without the slightest inclination to pay any attention to new phenomena. This child of the sun walks some very different paths indeed. Printed inner sleeve with photos and an essay by Asmus Tietchens." -Bureau B

Artist: ROEDELIUS
Title: Offene Turen
Format: LP
Label: Bureau B
Country: Germany
Price: $26.00
180 gram vinyl. "Offene Türen is a purely electronic album. Without losing himself in their infinite tonal possibilities, Roedelius delights in playing a selection of synthesizers. He even deploys an analog rhythm machine now and then to discreet effect. Roedelius takes great care to steer well clear of any cosmic fog or de-personalized abstractions. Nothing of the sort can be heard, as he focuses intensely and exclusively on the relationships of rhythm, harmony, and melody. Roedelius conjures up their delicate timbres on synthesizer with the greatest of ease. The seasoned electronic musician would have found similar results beyond the reach of his good old Farfisa organ. Offene Türen is an album of electronic chamber music and only someone with as sunny a disposition as Roedelius could be its composer and performer. Indeed, the unfettered Roedelius knew no artistic barriers in the early 1980s, following a turbulent period of personal upheaval amidst the musical revolution going on around him. He began to open up a brand new musical world, venturing forth with typical humility, as quietly and steadfastly as ever. Offene Türen marks a kind of threshold which Roedelius crosses in the moment of its inception: one foot in the glorious 1970s, the other already reaching into the uncharted future of the 1980s. Roedelius did not surrender his musical identity in the process, nor did he modify his inimitable artistic handwriting. Both had attained a level of complexity that perhaps he himself would have found surprising in earlier days. Those who have listened carefully to Roedelius both before and after Offene Türen will appreciate the albums significance. But even leaving such historical reminiscences aside, this music is incredibly vibrant and beautiful. Listening to it now is as great a pleasure as it was at the time of its creation. Clearly, Roedelius has always been an absolute master of timelessness." -Asmus Tietchens.

Artist: ROEDELIUS
Title: Piano Piano
Format: Double LP
Label: Song Cycle
Country: UK
Price: $42.00
“A stunning collection of quiet and soft piano pieces by the legendary German keyboardist Hans-Joachim Roedelius co-founder of seminal krautrock bands Cluster and Harmonia. Inspired by the monumental work of Erik Satie, the album was originally released in 1991, and is recommended for fans of Max Richter, Goldmund, and Sylvain Chauveau. Two 180-gram LPs in gatefold sleeve. 45-RPM audiophile edition. Includes the bonus track "In Der Dämmerung.”” - Song Cycle.

Artist: ROEDELIUS
Title: Plays Piano (Live In London 1985)
Format: LP
Label: Bureau B
Country: Germany
Price: $26.00
LP version. Breathtakingly beautiful piano fantasies from the year 1985 -- released for the very first time! In 1985, Hans-Joachim Roedelius was still perceived by the music community as an electronic artist. Yet ever since acquiring his Bösendorfer grand piano in 1983, his interest had grown in the most royal of instruments: the piano. While staying with Brian Eno in 1985 (they had collaborated earlier in the 70s), Roedelius composed a wealth of new material on his friends two grand pianos (or, as Roedelius would say: the music flew to him). He organized a series of concerts to introduce his new musical direction, with the Bloomsbury Theatre in London amongst the venues. Guests included Brian Eno and The Edge, with Roedelius taking the belated opportunity to use the artwork to thank them accordingly for their support. For Roedelius, this London concert remains one of the highlights of his career: "At the Bloomsbury Theatre I encountered a Steinway grand piano of exceptional quality. I was thus given the perfect opportunity to put my ideas of simple piano rendition into practice. For me, the aural explorer, it was a gift from heaven," he describes of the instrument. The audience responded enthusiastically. "People were kneeling down before me in gratitude and happiness," Roedelius recalls. And anyone who listens to the recordings will understand why. Roedelius plays his way through 21 delicate, drifting piano fantasies, sometimes meandering dreamfully, often progressing towards gorgeous, deeply moving melodies. Asmus Tietchens musings on Roedelius 1991 opus Piano Piano are just as valid here: "His music is quiet and focused, but to call it contemplative or even meditative would also be wide of the mark: not all music which draws us out of ourselves is accompanied by spiritual pomp." (Fortunately, there is no audible trace of the audience at any point of the recording.) Which leaves us with the question: why did we have to wait 25 years for this treasure to see the light of day? Roedelius explains: "I always knew that this concert would have to be made available some day, I was just waiting for the right moment, for the right partners who would do it justice. On 180 gram vinyl with free download code." - Bureau B.

Artist: ROEDELIUS
Title: Selbstportrait
Format: LP
Label: Bureau B
Country: Germany
Price: $26.00
"LP version on 180 gram vinyl. This is the third solo album by German keyboardist Hans-Joachim Roedelius, originally released in 1979 on Sky Records. Alongside his ongoing work with Cluster and Harmonia, Roedelius amassed an almost incalculable number of musical notations during his time in the idyllic Weser Uplands. Fleeting sketches, spontaneous improvisations, implied miniatures, rough compositions -- Roedelius recorded virtually every idea he came up with outside the studio sessions on his Revox A77 reel to reel; with the basic intention of capturing his moments of inspiration, he simply let the tape run as he played around on the Farfisa organ. Sound quality was not his prime concern, as he was not as yet entertaining any notion of releasing the results. As Roedelius recalls, costly tape spools were at a premium, so he recorded over older tapes in mono, at a less than ideal speed. Substandard, technically speaking (or listening), but as a self portrait, nothing short of a masterpiece. It would be inappropriate to measure this album by the hi-fidelity yardstick; see it as something closer to an intimate confession, an unguarded communiqué from one person to another. Bordering on naivety and free of conceit, Roedelius introduces us to his world through these chiffonesque études. There may be little variation in the Farfisa sound, but this is soon forgotten when Roedelius invites us to listen, to enter the experience. No expensive technology, no producer, no collaborators. This is unfiltered personality, the real Roedelius. Musically, Selbstportrait is characterized by a combination of ländler, minimalism and harmonic simplicity. The Weser Uplands, where Roedelius recorded his music, are certainly no Arcadia and the village of Forst is anything but Atlantis, but perhaps it could become the Graceland of German electronic music. Printed innersleeve with original liner notes and new notes by Asmus Tietchens." -Bureau B

Artist: ROEDELIUS
Title: Selbstportrait
Format: CD
Label: Bureau B
Country: Germany
Price: $18.00
"German keyboardist Hans-Joachim Roedelius, originally released in 1979 on Sky Records. Alongside his ongoing work with Cluster and Harmonia, Roedelius amassed an almost incalculable number of musical notations during his time in the idyllic Weser Uplands. Fleeting sketches, spontaneous improvisations, implied miniatures, rough compositions -- Roedelius recorded virtually every idea he came up with outside the studio sessions on his Revox A77 reel to reel; with the basic intention of capturing his moments of inspiration, he simply let the tape run as he played around on the Farfisa organ. Sound quality was not his prime concern, as he was not as yet entertaining any notion of releasing the results. As Roedelius recalls, costly tape spools were at a premium, so he recorded over older tapes in mono, at a less than ideal speed. Substandard, technically speaking (or listening), but as a self portrait, nothing short of a masterpiece. It would be inappropriate to measure this album by the hi-fidelity yardstick; see it as something closer to an intimate confession, an unguarded communiqué from one person to another. Bordering on naivety and free of conceit, Roedelius introduces us to his world through these chiffonesque études. There may be little variation in the Farfisa sound, but this is soon forgotten when Roedelius invites us to listen, to enter the experience. No expensive technology, no producer, no collaborators. This is unfiltered personality, the real Roedelius. Musically, Selbstportrait is characterized by a combination of ländler, minimalism and harmonic simplicity. The Weser Uplands, where Roedelius recorded his music, are certainly no Arcadia and the village of Forst is anything but Atlantis, but perhaps it could become the Graceland of German electronic music. Liner notes by Asmus Tietchens." -Bureau B.

Artist: ROEDELIUS
Title: Selbstportrait - Vol. II
Format: LP
Label: Bureau B
Country: Germany
Price: $18.00
"180 gram LP version. This is the fourth solo album by German keyboardist Hans-Joachim Roedelius, originally released in 1980 on Sky Records. With Selbstportrait, Roedelius gave unequivocal confirmation that he no longer was treading the hitherto common paths of electronic music. Selbstportrait - Vol. II corroborated the findings: for Roedelius, electronics would no longer be a means of creating abstract, noise-like music in the future, nor of generating utopian, mechanical rhythmic structures. His own utopia was quite a different place, more in keeping with his own personality and view of the world. Hence both self-portraits, in particular Selbstportrait - Vol. II, are programmatic. Uniquely among musicians of the German electronic scene at the time, Roedelius succeeded in blending European and extra-European musical styles quite intuitively, developing his own language of music, neither epigonic nor weighed down by stereotype, as often occurred in the emerging world music genre of the period. There is a fascinating simplicity to the music of Roedelius: his vision does not reside in cloud-cuckoo-land. His utopia is founded in reason, his vision sustained by a simple base: not only did he ignore musical traditions, he also sought to create something new out of them. He succeeded where many of his contemporaries failed, going to ground as they attempted to bridge the postmodern gap. Not Roedelius. Roedelius music is littered with stumbling blocks. The listener may not necessarily lose his footing, but will not exactly find himself sitting comfortably as he listens. With this album, Roedelius has drawn a clearly delineated picture of himself. Few musicians can say the same, few even harbor such aspirations. Transcending styles, hypes and modernisms, Selbstportrait - Vol. II is electronically-sourced music, yet sounds anything but technical, dismantling the misconception that electronic music has to sound cold and distant. Selbstportrait - Vol. II has never been released completely before. Printed innersleeve with original liner notes and new notes by Asmus Tietchens." -Bureau B

Artist: ROEDELIUS
Title: Selbstportrait - Vol. II
Format: CD
Label: Bureau B
Country: Germany
Price: $26.00
"This is the fourth solo album by German keyboardist Hans-Joachim Roedelius, originally released in 1980 on Sky Records. With Selbstportrait, Roedelius gave unequivocal confirmation that he no longer was treading the hitherto common paths of electronic music. Selbstportrait - Vol. II corroborated the findings: for Roedelius, electronics would no longer be a means of creating abstract, noise-like music in the future, nor of generating utopian, mechanical rhythmic structures. His own utopia was quite a different place, more in keeping with his own personality and view of the world. Hence both self-portraits, in particular Selbstportrait - Vol. II, are programmatic. Uniquely among musicians of the German electronic scene at the time, Roedelius succeeded in blending European and extra-European musical styles quite intuitively, developing his own language of music, neither epigonic nor weighed down by stereotype, as often occurred in the emerging world music genre of the period. There is a fascinating simplicity to the music of Roedelius: his vision does not reside in cloud-cuckoo-land. His utopia is founded in reason, his vision sustained by a simple base: not only did he ignore musical traditions, he also sought to create something new out of them. He succeeded where many of his contemporaries failed, going to ground as they attempted to bridge the postmodern gap. Not Roedelius. Roedelius music is littered with stumbling blocks. The listener may not necessarily lose his footing, but will not exactly find himself sitting comfortably as he listens. With this album, Roedelius has drawn a clearly delineated picture of himself. Few musicians can say the same, few even harbor such aspirations. Transcending styles, hypes and modernisms, Selbstportrait - Vol. II is electronically-sourced music, yet sounds anything but technical, dismantling the misconception that electronic music has to sound cold and distant. Selbstportrait - Vol. II has never been released completely before. Includes 5 tracks never released on CD! Liner notes by Asmus Tietchens." -Bureau B.

Artist: ROEDELIUS
Title: The Diary Of The Unforgotten (Selbstportrait VI)
Format: LP
Label: Bureau B
Country: Germany
Price: $26.00
"Pressed on 180 gram vinyl. The Diary Of The Unforgotten is a collection of recordings from the years 1972 to 1978 and was first released in 1990 (with different artwork). Between the years of 1972 and 1978, Hans-Joachium Roedelius and Dieter Moebius, later joined by Michael Rother, lived out on a country estate in the idyllic, diminutive settlement of Forst in the Weser Uplands. It was here that the Harmonia albums, legendary recordings with Brian Eno and various splendid Cluster albums were created. Both the house itself and the surrounding landscape held a magical fascination for Roedelius. The time he spent here was intense in every sense of the word. He translated his feelings and impressions into music, giving rise to the "self-portrait" series. His sixth self-portrait bears the title The Diary Of The Unforgotten and offers a compelling aural record of the Roedelius psyche of the period. For Roedelius, Selbstportrait VI, in particular the 24 minutes of the "Hommage �? Forst" centerpiece, were like messages in a bottle, cast into the water in 1990 and now ready to be discovered on the different shores of 2010. Every track on the album is a distant echo from the Forst era. "Even today," Roedelius writes in the original liner notes (1990), "these pieces retain the spirit and atmosphere of those days in Forst, where I learned so much about life." The windswept character of Selbstportrait VI is underlined by the sporadically lo-fi quality of the recordings: Roedelius just let the tape machine run, without overdubs. In the booklet, Roedelius casts his mind back again to the detailed creation of the tracks and their relevance to his later works: "At the end of the days sessions, I would sit in our small, makeshift ground floor studio almost every night. With the window open in summer, I could hear the ducks quacking on the river, the horses snorting and the cows mooing on the meadows across the water, the wind rustling through the leaves of old elm and oak trees on the riverbank behind the house. This set the scene for my first self-portraits, as well as providing the basis for subsequent studio productions, and other compositions which, in a way, could also be seen as self-portraits." Printed inner sleeve with an appraisal by Asmus Tietchens." - Bureau B.

Artist: ROEDELIUS
Title: Wenn Der Südwind Weht
Format: LP
Label: Bureau B
Country: Germany
Price: $26.00
"180 gram vinyl LP version. Wenn Der Südwind Weht ("When The South Wind Is Blowing") is the seventh solo album by Hans-Joachim Roedelius, originally released on Sky Records in 1981 (also known under the title Selbstportrait IV). "Where on earth does Roedelius find such a beautiful array of notes?" wonders Asmus Tietchens in his sleeve notes for this reissue. Not an unreasonable question. Roedelius, a pioneer of ambient music, Krautrock and, arguably, synthesizer pop, member of such seminal bands as Cluster and Harmonia, revels in alien worlds on this record. This is "Music to be listened to quietly," as Roedelius advised on the LP cover. Indeed, listening at low volume enhances the sense of otherworldliness quite considerably. And yet, this album can hardly be termed "spacy" nor psychedelic in the slightest. Electronic excesses are absent, aural exotica off-limits, bizarre cacophonies non-existent. The individual tracks are compact, lined up in quick succession, like a string of pearls. Wherein lies their fascination? From what distant place do they reac