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Artist: BENNINK, HAN
Title: Nerve Beats
Format: CD
Label: Atavistic
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"For those uninitiated, Han Bennink is one of the founding figures of European improvised music; longtime musical partner of Misha Mengelberg; and co-founder of the Instant Composers Pool (ICP). In short, Bennink is one of the most swinging, adventurous people on the planet. Though hes been active since the early 60s, Bennink remains energetic and irrepressible, and certainly qualifies as one of the great solo improvisers of the century -- at times madcap & go-for-broke, other times harrowing, but always a sheer delight. Recorded for Germanys Radio Bremen in 1973, in the period when Bennink was storming Europe in a trio with Peter Brotzmann and Fred Van Hove, Nerve Beats is a great recording never before issued on CD. It comes from a time when Bennink employed a gigantic setup; metal percussion, tons of extra drums, tablas, an early drum-machine, as well as non-percussive instruments like trombone, clarinet, and various impossible-to-describe objects. A 3 track live concert recorded in its entirety at the acoustically ideal Rathaus, Nerve Beats is also the only live document available of Han performing solo at this time, as his early FMP and ICP records are out of print (and decidedly sought after). Nerve Beats has been mastered from the radio session original tapes and sports new handmade cover art by Bennink (also an accomplished visual artist) and a freewheeling period portrait by outstanding photographer Pieter Boersma. Heres Han Bennink alone and at his most expansive, explosive, and wildly imaginative. Hilarious, razor sharp and not to be taken lightly." -Atavistic

Artist: BRANCA, GLENN
Title: Indeterminate Activity of Resultant Masses
Format: CD
Label: Atavistic
Country: USA
Price: $14.50
"A long rumored, long awaited and essentially first-time issue of this incendiary GLENN BRANCA masterwork, recorded in 1981 at NYCs Radio City Studios-during the peaked out early era of Brancas "Guitar Army" ensembles-and shortly after the release of The Ascension EP on 99 Records. Features contributions from THURSTON MOORE, LEE RANALDO, CRAIG BROMBERG, BARBARA ESS, JEFFREY GLENN, SUE HANEL, DAVID ROSENBLOOM and NED SUBLETTE. Also included are JOHN CAGEs infamous anti-Branca interview with WIM MERTINS from 1982, and a gorgeous unreleased compostion titled "Harmonic Series Chords," performed by the New York Chamber Sinfonia in 1989." - Atavistic.

Artist: BRANCA, GLENN
Title: Symphony No. 2 (The Peak of the Sacred)
Format: CD
Label: Atavistic
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
2015 repress. "Long-lost, early archival masterwork from 1982, recorded by Lee Ranaldo and previously unreleased on any format anywhere. Branca Ensemble performers for Symphony No. 2 include Ranaldo & Thurston Moore (SONIC YOUTH), and avant-percussionist ZEV. Signature massive, otherworldly sounds were largely generated by Branca-designed, hand-built mallet guitars- which resemble gigantic slide guitars (or even small pianos!). The booklet for one of Atavistics best-selling titles ever also includes many superb photos from the event where the recordings were captured. Check into the dynamic guitar-based symphonies of one of the worlds greatest living composers here- and youll quickly hear the wellspring from which many great guitarists that followed once stopped and drank; other Branca recordings feature musicians who went on to form not only Sonic Youth, but HELMET & SWANS as well." - Atavistic.

Artist: BROTZMANN, PETER GROUP
Title: Alarm
Format: CD
Label: Atavistic
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
2016 repress. "Intense FMP Archive Reissue On Atavistics Unheard Music Series, Featuring An Incredible, International Line-Up Led by Brotzmann, ESP Records Reed-God Frank Wright & ICP Mainstay Willem Breuker (saxes), The Inimitable Alex Von Schlippenbach (piano), South African Legend Louis Moholo (drums), Harry Miller (bass), Toshinori Kondo (trumpet), And Hannes Bauer & Alan Tomlinson (trombones)." - Atavistic.

Artist: FLESH EATERS, THE
Title: A Hard Road to Follow
Format: CD
Label: Atavistic
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"A complete reissue of the long out-of-print masterpiece, and 4th release by 70s L.A. punk icons, The Flesh Eaters! Atavistics Hard Road to Followreissue also includes 5 bonus tracks & deluxe artwork in an oversize lyric booklet. Excerpted from Byron Coleys liner notes: Although it was not the last album to be issued under the name of The Flesh Eaters, Hard Road to Follow occupies a unique and special place in the bands pantheon. Released in 1983, by Chris Ds own Upsetter label, it was the fourth annual and final installment in the original sequence of Flesh Eaters albums. Hard Road was also the first to have the same line-up as its predecessor, forever came today. The bands fourth corrosive masterpiece in as many years, hard road is the best evidence of a band that had achieved a still unequaled massiveness of sound. For my money, this particular version of The Flesh Eaters represents the greatest rock band ever. They were it. Their live shows (of which I missed only two or three) were uniformly mind-melting, and while the records they left cannot convey everything that The Flesh Eaters were, they remain among the best albums ever." - Atavistic.

Artist: MARS
Title: 78+
Format: CD
Label: Atavistic
Country: USA
Price: $13.50
"Crucial document of this seminal NYC band from the late 70s, considered by many in retrospect to be the most influential no wave band from the era. A quartet of Sumner Crane, China Burg, Mark Cunningham & Nancy Arlen, they recorded revolutionary EPs for Ze and Lust/Unlust, as well as contributing to the infamous No New York LP." - FE. "To the uninitiated, Mars may sound like listening to a laundromat magnified. Thats because every instrument is making a sound, but who is making which sound? Instead of one direct sound or beat the music travels in at least 3 different directions, speeds of rhythm making a totally orbital sound, one that never really enters the ear instead spinning around the head. At times it sounds like tortured children singing in 7 different tongues." --Stella Doon, 1977.

Artist: MCPHEE, JOE
Title: Trinity
Format: CD
Label: Atavistic
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
2015 repress, originally reissued in 2001. "Trinity represents the second installation in The Unheard Music Series efforts to resurrect Joe McPhees early 70s work on the CjR label, soon to be completed with Underground Railroad and Pieces Of Light. This brilliant trio recording of blues inflected out-soul from 73 follows up on hugely successful Nation Time, recorded a year later. Originally issued in 73 in an edition of 1000, Trinity has not available since. John Corbett has remastered Trinity from original tapes; the LP had to be severely compressed to squeeze all the music on to it, but in the digital realm restoration of all the sweet space was possible. Hence, Trinity has never sounded so fantastic! Featured are a long drum and tenor duet section (with McPhee breaking new ground on the horn), and a fantastic piece dedicated to Albert Ayler, with McPhee overdubbed on soprano sax and pocket cornet. Utterly spellbinding." - Atavistic.

Artist: MOSLANG-GUHL
Title: Knack On
Format: CD
Label: Atavistic
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"From Jim ORourkes liner notes...: Moslang-Guhl. Youd be forgiven if you thought it was food. Its not, but they use food. Previous to Voice Crack, Norbert Moslang and Andy Guhl were longhair troublemakers on the European improvising scene, more power to them. Their first record Deep Voices (FMP 510) pictured the boys rocking out on a variety of very small percussion and very large reeds. There are home-made instruments, not so odd for the time, there was Hugh Davies, Michael Wiszwicz even Evan Parker was rockin an oscillator. But somewhere in St. Gallen, Switzerland, these guys were doing their homework. Knack On was released in 82, and in the interim, they must have come upon something that sent them on towards their path to Voice Crack. On this record youll here them crossing the line, moving past the improv w/electronics sound of the Tony Oxley/Allan Davies, Paul Lovens/Paul Lytton, AMM, MEV etc. axis, jumping headfirst into everyday SOUND."- Atavistic

Artist: NIBLOCK, PHILL + SUN RA & HIS SOLAR ARKESTRA
Title: The Magic Sun
Format: DVD
Label: Atavistic
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"The classic 1966 film by Phill Niblock featuring Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra, plus rare & exclusive Sun Ra footage, photos & audio proclamations! Composer, photographer and filmmaker Phill Niblocks classic of experimental underground filmmaking with a sensational soundtrack by pianist Sun Ra and the members of his Solar Arkestra. Shot in the mid 60s, when the Arkestra was based in New York, this film was produced using a unique negative process and ultra-tight close-ups on the moving hands and mouths of the musicians. The result is a virtually abstract music film, mastered from a new print in all its incredibly sharp black & white glory. The Magic Sun DVD also includes a luminous, largely unseen photo gallery accompanied by 14:00 of unheard, self-recorded Ra audio: a truly inside auto-bio interview; TRT approx 32:00." NTSC Region 0.

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