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Artist: ASKEW, ED
Title: Here We Are Together Again/Yellow Dollars
Format: 7
Label: Destijl
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"This is the last of the vintage, tipple era Askew, before the fingers cramped and began tickling digital ivory. These 2 wondrous cuts wouldve been included on the Little Eyes CD if time were not space. Wonderful live versions, of "Here We Are Together Again" and "Yellow Dollars", taken from David Porters Show on WYBC, Nov 1969. These songs are the topical concern of that or any era (Love and War) and what else is there anyway ?" - Destijl.
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Artist: ASKEW, ED
Title: Little Eyes
Format: LP
Label: Destijl
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Although bernie stollman sits on decaying mastertapes of would be treasured musics, (an lp by masayuki takayanagis new direction unit, debut rec by charles gayle, supposedly even a henry flynt disc) some are lucky to escape the punishment of his fat ass. next week, ed askews "little eyes" will wiggle free. After leaving yale with a fine arts degree ed landed various teaching gigs. high schoolers dont want to paint, and ed gave it up to play music. new havens coffeehouse scene was essentially the basement of church, and ESP alums erica pomerance and bill horowitz, as well as a teenage michael bolton, also shared the stage. chops were clearly honed; songs this beautiful are not born without hard knocks. it was shortly after he relocated to the city that he hooked up with ESP. "little eyes" was recorded immediately following eds poorly selling debut "ask the unicorn". made with little more than eds voice and the stunningly modern arrangements of his beloved martin tipple, (sort of a larger 10 string ukulele) all the songs were recorded in one continuous take. lyrical concerns of any era, I suppose, are love and war. and ed was inspired! "little eyes" is as grand, sad and beautiful a statement as can be expressed. His off key lilt hangs like a seductive pink mist, and settles deeply; youll hear these songs long after they are over." - Destijl. Small repress. Beautiful silkscreened rice paper cover artwork. Highly Recommended!
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Artist: ASKEW, ED
Title: Little Eyes
Format: CD
Label: Destijl
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
First CD issue of this unreleased 2nd album, recorded in 1970. This was the intended follow-up to Eds classic ESP-disk album, Ask the Unicorn from 1969. This CD adds 6 bonus tracks from radio sessions, 1970-71. Wow. "Ed Askew recorded Little Eyes in one continuous take during a brief, hot, hetero moment, 1970, New York City. Thirty-two years later, Destijl released it on LP. Made with little more than magnetic tape, Eds voice, and the stunningly modern arrangements of his beloved Martin Tiple, Little Eyes is as grand, sad and beautiful a statement as can be expressed. His off-key lilt hangs like a seductive pink mist and settles deeply; youll hear these songs long after they are over. Attempting to publicize an unreleased record, Ed did a string of radio gigs between New York and New Haven, and the best of them are collected here. Lovely and wild, this one is very near and dear to our hearts. Soon, yours too." -Destijl.

Artist: BLACK VIAL, THE
Title: Noise Frequency PWM
Format: LP
Label: Destijl
Country: USA
Price: $13.50
"That Liebfried Loch has been making his found sound/voice/guitar/organ recordings more or less unnoticed since the late 70s is a real shocker. And he has played amongst and with the bigger names of a DIY, Velvets/Barrett/Drake inspired scene in and around Berlin, with connections to 39 clocks, Phantom Payne, Beauty Contest, etc. But his method is decidedly more avant-garde than most. Loch has no patience for a melody, choosing to layer sounds unwittingly. That method has been used to some very tiresome results by a great many artists, but for whatever reason, is much kinder to Herr Loch. If you got ahold of his 95 debut "Frozen Morning" you were one of the lucky few probably to be taken with its freshness. That Loch was pushing 60 was that much more enticing. These 2 lps are his first to enjoy a domestic release, and were done in editions of 300, bearing artwork by the artist and longtime collaborator, Sabine Faust." - Destijl.
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Artist: BLACK VIAL, THE
Title: The Jaguar and the Yellow Colours
Format: LP
Label: Destijl
Country: USA
Price: $13.50
"That Liebfried Loch has been making his found sound/voice/guitar/organ recordings more or less unnoticed since the late 70s is a real shocker. And he has played amongst and with the bigger names of a DIY, Velvets/Barrett/Drake inspired scene in and around Berlin, with connections to 39 clocks, Phantom Payne, Beauty Contest, etc. But his method is decidedly more avant-garde than most. Loch has no patience for a melody, choosing to layer sounds unwittingly. That method has been used to some very tiresome results by a great many artists, but for whatever reason, is much kinder to Herr Loch. If you got ahold of his 95 debut "Frozen Morning" you were one of the lucky few probably to be taken with its freshness. That Loch was pushing 60 was that much more enticing. These 2 lps are his first to enjoy a domestic release, and were done in editions of 300, bearing artwork by the artist and longtime collaborator, Sabine Faust." - Destijl.
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Artist: CIRCUIT DES YEUX
Title: Ode To Fidelity
Format: 7"
Label: Destijl
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"3 new songs from Haley Fohr. Seemingly inspired by something or someone that has pierced her young, little heart, Ms Fohr has established herself as one of the most ambitious songwriters (for anyone whos taken the time to actually listen to her previous efforts). These sounds form a part of the arc that I doubt has apexed. This single will echo between yr ears till the new full length is complete, surely a monster in full." -Destijl

Artist: CIRCUIT DES YEUX
Title: Portrait
Format: LP
Label: Destijl
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Portrait is Haley Fohrs third LP and a massive step in her growth as a musician and artist. While pursuing a degree in recording and ethnomusicology she has become proficient in the studio. The result - radically unexpected qualities of cohesion and hi fidelity posit Portraits narratives in a space that weve yet to experience. This sort of playing the game in the way that the game is usually played, I think is usually called a sell-out. And had her intent faltered to the slightest degree that conclusion might be apropos. But its merely an effort to strip the canvas bare and get face to face with things. And its Haleys intent that continues to be championed, as it has endured the acts of recording and performing and yet still stands strong and pristine. The rare qualities of strength and character can only be attributed to a rare artist. The modest, clarion sparkle of Portrait would not have been expected, or even achievable, considering the arc of Symphone and Sirenum, and it stands as a cornerstone and a monument, a testament to the daily practice of channeling her 21 yr old, roiling emotions into sound recordings." -De Stijl

Artist: CIRCUIT DES YEUX
Title: Sirenum
Format: LP
Label: Destijl
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"From a small town in the middle of the land of milk and honey, where the air is filled with the blossoming of the fruit trees for a big part of the year, comes these perfect little lilies of bands that make perfect little records that reflect this fertile and flowery region. its a timeless land, and making records there is possible during this surely short period of history wherein the youth of this era feel as if theyve solved the mystery of life and love and its really loving that is the answer to everything. all of which has nothing at all to do with circuit des yeux and sirenum, which was made in indiana, and there arent exactly pipers at the gates of lafayette. sound? its the sound of "issues", and the sound of "troubles". you dont get but one phone call and honey, the girls voice makes this message a bit rubbly anyway. take the manic snorts of captain liberty, dissonant as chalk and the next moment as melodic as sharp yet slick, metal teeth. take the mermaid, 1988, turn the tides, gently, gently away. selected breath / silences / selected feedback. take an argument you have here with an empty street while the memory of high traffic is leaking back. sirenum has a real "spiritual food" vibe and its fucking pain and pleasure relief in this real met en zonder sort of way. this world is her world, and pipe if you like it ..." -DeStijl

Artist: CIRCUIT DES YEUX
Title: Symphone
Format: LP
Label: Destijl
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"the arrival of circuit des yeux symphone, from the small, fresh sigh?of haley fohrs wings, has been one of the most unexpected,?pleasurable gifts bestowed upon on us in recent memory (and were?already blessed). blurred and bold with husk and chutz, there is an?obscured narrative route to her work, and the songs of symphone emerge?with an emphasis on chronology rather than thru decisive lines of?development. its like journaling (but no blog). whatever teh intent,?the thing is a subtly kinetic creature honoring the most basic,?earthy, and archetypal cycle we have. it doesnt sound like this, and?it doesnt sound like that. her very individual expressions are marked?by confident force and a gentle subversiveness, and their effect?unfolds slowly. like snakes dangling round a medusa head, wrapped in?blood, wool, and other things. yum. herein lies the dreams. (its no)?trash ! (go pick it up) .." - Destijl. Limited to 150 copies.
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Artist: FUCKIN FLYIN A-HEADS
Title: Swiss Cheese Back
Format: 7"
Label: Destijl
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"THE FUCKIN FLYIN A-HEADS were a band from Hawaii most commonly construed as "punk", tho they might provide one of the more exciting links between a more typified conception of "punk", and that of "noise". If the A-side of this hybrid genre is the final aggregate regimented elements of deconstructed hard core that Harry Pussy by way of Magic Band displayed, the flip is the excess of Experience inspired freedom and recklessly abandons anything that even vaguely resemble "form". Perhaps the most radically mixed recording, ever (to the extent that you might wonder if they just fucked up, or were working with a broken machine). A completely astounding spin. Their first review is a riot : from Damage Magazine, DEC 1980: White noise this pure must take lots of to work to perfect. Somewhere far away there is a 60s endless guitar solo, bass playing 2 notes, a cymbal being hit at a constant 2 / 4 beat, and a distorted voice talking. But mostly there is white noise, simultaneously complex and simple. Its quite disturbing when cranked up. I like to play this record and watch TV. It instantly gives a surreal sense to the most mundane images. Not recommended for anyone with high blood pressure. -- M.C. Parker" - Destijl. Very highly recommended!

Artist: HERTTA LUSSU ASSA
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Destijl
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Gnomic no-fi plunk, wheeze, rattle and moan courtesy of an unfortunately monikered (well...at least to English language readers anyway...it probably means something just lovely in Finnish...) supergroup comprised of Jonna Karanka aka Kuupuu, Laura Naukkarinen aka Lau Nau and Merja Kokkonen aka Islaja that draws from the seemingly eternal well of stoned detuned mischief that feeds the viaducts of the Finnish underground. The sheer density of acts positing variants on this same post-Amon Duul/Siloah-like freakout stylee there gives rise to questions of bandwagon hopping, but thats a discussion for another time. For the here and now, this first release of theirs is a choice manifestation of heavy-lidded third-mind acoustic weirdity thats as ungainly as it is mystically/chemically blasted." -De Stijl

Artist: HOTOTOGISU
Title: Chimärendämmerung
Format: CD
Label: Destijl
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Hototogisu are Marcia Bassett and Matthew Bower, and they dwell upon two continents (Marcia in Brooklyn NY and Matthew in Leeds UK). Both share rich discographical heritage. Marcia has recorded with numerous labels (Siltbreeze, Timelag, Eclipse, Troubleman Unlimited, etc.) with UN, GHQ and the Double Leopards, and Matthew with Total, Skullflower, Sunroof!, Vibracathedral Orchestra and more. A Wikipedia entry in his name clearly (sic) illustrates his cultural heft: Bowers huge discography of visceral, free drone-rock is probably the most formidable of its kind and he was rightly considered in 2005 by The Wire to be one of the map co-ordinates for much of what passed for a post-punk UK underground during most of the 80s and 90s (issue 259) . Chimärendämmerung is the 3rd Hototogisu release on Destijl and the 5 untitled walls of vertical viola drone/overtone, lapped by shifting electronic waves of feedback, blackened guitars, rhinegold cast deep into dying rivers, an instrumental cycle of conflict of the birth of a supreme aristocratic beauty into a fallen world, and its inevitable conflagration, then a glimmer of hope of escape from the cycle, in tune w/ the breath of the cosmos, like a glacial reimagining of Van der Graafs A Plague Of Lighthouse Keepers, and it represents a current plateau for the duo." - Destijl.

Artist: HOTOTOGISU
Title: Floating Gardens
Format: Triple LP
Label: Destijl
Country: USA
Price: $38.00
"the hototogisu is one of several pieces of japanese cuckoo. since the song of the hototogisu traditionally signaled the arrival of japanese summer, it was as eagerly awaited as the trimming of la monte youngs nose hairs. the text of this piece likens the long-awaited first notes of the bird to the arrival of ones lover. floating gardens compositions are mainly narrative in style and more dramatic in character than anthony moores drooping bamboo shaft. however, also contained are light and lyrical pieces which will touch the sentiments of the people of this time as deeply as terry rileys toes are dug in the sand. the package is impressive, a kaleidoscope of color, as flamboyant / indulgent as chalemagne palestines brandy-sogged teddy bears and when it meets your gaze, youll be as bug-eyed as phil glass. floating gardens is the best known of these." - Destijl. Insane full color paste-on jacket. Limited to 300 copies. Highly recommended!
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Artist: HYPE WILLIAMS
Title: Find Out What Happens When People Stop Being Polite...
Format: LP
Label: Destijl
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"...And Start Gettin Reel. "Hype Williams may or may not consist of two people named D. Blunt and Inga Copeland, it may or may not still be part of an 18 year relay project thought up by a lady named Denna Frances Glass. Lately there has also been rumor that it is the side project of singer Joss Stone (she evidently financed the making of it). Either way, when asked for a statement concerning Find Out What Happens When People Stop Being Polite, And Start Gettin Reel, weve been informed via email from Inga Copeland only these words: ritolin (sic) and rama lama 555 (sic)." -Destijl
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Artist: HYPE WILLIAMS
Title: Han Dynasty 1
Format: 7"
Label: Destijl
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"HYPE WILLIAMS is an eighteen-year "relay project" conceived in 2005 by husband and wife motivational speakers FATHER RONNIE KRAYOLA and DENNA FRANCES GLASS. Every three years it gets passed on to someone else to "look after." Recordings from the first three years were stuffed into a pinata and will be released at the conclusion of the project. In May 2008 it was passed on to a heckler called ROY BUNDY (PARADISE SISTERS) who, along with KAREN GLASS and BAHAAMA MOUTCHAKA (ARC M) have released numerous CDRs through the Ceylan Projects gallery in London. They have a large rotating cast of deviants they play with live under the moniker BO KHAT ETERNAL TROOF FAMILY BAND." -Destijl
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Artist: JERUSALEM AND THE STARBASKETS
Title: Dost
Format: LP
Label: Destijl
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Jeremy Freeze is a Memphis born songwriter who has spent the last few years in Columbia, Missouri playing and recording with Kim Sherman as Jerusalem and the Starbaskets. Before your preconceived notions of Missouri make things cloudy, consider the Black Artist Group, Screamin Mee Mees, Drunks with Guns, Gene Clark and a whole lot of other shit that you dont know about get in the way. Lest there be other confusion, my friend Oliver, this 65-year-old dude from Kashmir, told me DOST means brother man. So basically, DOST is friend but a more familiar way of the word. Just so happens that its the phonetic same as dosed. One crystalline thing herein is the jams. Freeze has reached that point where hes saying more by saying less and thats a level that many songwriters never reach. After a few years of playing gigs with Times New Viking, Wooden Wand and a short list of more or less limited releases, DOST is the bands first readily available release. Includes a full-color double-sided insert." -Destijl

Artist: JERUSALEM AND THE STARBASKETS
Title: Room 8/Swingin Vine
Format: 7"
Label: Destijl
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"The great rock writer James Jackson Toth has regarded Jerusalem and the Starbaskets as being on the verge of sounding like the third Velvets LP as played by The Terminals. We couldnt agree more, but this could be twisted around rightfully if anyone feels like it to provide an analogy that would make the Terminals feel pretty good about playing the Velvets third to sound like what the Starbaskets just might be on the verge of sounding like. First, there is a mountain, then there is no mountain, then there is. Crypto rock illiteration, like fear over Columbia Regional." -Destijl
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Artist: JU SUK REET MEATE
Title: Solo 78/79
Format: CD
Label: Destijl
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Smegma were formed as a reaction to the bands perceptions of how horrible things were in the 70s. We moved up to Portland just as the Los Angeles Free Music Society came out of the closet. There was the whole punk scene and a rebirth of things, but when we left, it was the deadest, worst time to be there unless you were into glam. This disgust is reflected in the tone of the early classics Pigface Chant, Flash Cards, Disco Diarrhea and Glamour Girl 1941. The crown jewel, perhaps, of the early Smegma dawn, is this CD, a solo Ju Suk Reet Meate joint, recorded in 78/79 and pressed in a miniscule quantity in 80, this is a recording that has been largely unavailable outside of certain collector circles. Even there, you better rub yr rabbits foot/save yr pennies. But here comes the kingdom, finally made available in an affordably-priced digipak CD, with liner notes by Wolf Eyes John Olson and containing a couple of never before released tracks, Solo 78/79 aka Do Unseen Hands Keep You Dumb? is a post-Zappa, stoned blues/concrete melange of guitar, tapes, Do Unseen Hands Keep You Dumb? aka found sounds and voice. As a member of what many have called the greatest band of our time, Ju Suk Reet Meate has had an immeasurable influence, shaping the lives/sounds of the creators of underground culture the globe over, and this CD bears his heft."-Destijl.

Artist: KANDALINI NIVAGRETSEVI
Title: S/T
Format: 7"
Label: Destijl
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"Dear people at Destijl records, I has come to my attention lately that the Kandalini Nivag Retsevi 7" has been surfacing lately quite a lot. I bough that 7" with a promo sheet that read something along the lines of: SHOCK. BOOTLEG.200. $2.60. NO INVOICES/ TRADES ARE PREFERRED. SURELY YOU KNOW WHO NIVAG RETSEVI WAS: NO ONE ELSE HAS COPIES. I picked it up at a second hand store in London 10 years ago because of the cover. I liked what looked like (actually is) a xerox of the back cover of V/A WEIRD NOISE 7" (Fuck Off Rcs). I didnt know of the WEIRD NOISE comp at the time and I was intrigued by the cover, the record lasted months at the record store and finally when it was reduced to £0.50 I bought it. Ive been fascinated by it since then. I keep playing it to people and trying to make any sense of it all this time. I searched online and in fanzines and the only clue I got was Nivag Retsevi from TONGUE AVULSION (V/A Not so quiet on the Western Front LP) Secretly I had that record in my pantheon of oddities since then and it has been only lately that doing another random search I came across your website after finding a copy for a friend. All at sudden the record is for sale in Fusetron and a few other places and I am puzzled of how a record absolutely no one knows about can be repressed and/ or in demand... I mean, it is the ultimate prank since it can be anyone farting on their backroom really. Anyway, I just realized I may be wasting your time and not making much sense at the same time so all I ask for is some LIGHT. Please enlighten me, I want and need to know more about this record. Regards" - Paco Mus
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Artist: KING DARVES
Title: The Sun Splits For .. The Blind Swimmer
Format: LP
Label: Destijl
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"So i would imagine that youd have one look at the photo of King Darves we have here and think "Oh brother! Another guy with a beard getting over what looks like a bad case of the clap and an acoustic guitar. Wheres my axe?" so were not gonna put it up here. (Mystique, dig?) But its really not like that, i tell you! The bedrock of King Darves New Brunswick based concoction is certainly folk based but theres no headband and hes not singing of pixies in the moss. This is somewhere between rolled cigs and the foggy vision of Big Pink from somewhere on Jersey Avenue, or maybe a one-manned Meat Puppets. This kid has really cobbled something together in his kitchen sink! The Sun Splits For ... The Blind Swimmer will shock and please when the prettiest sound of his deep, rich voice comes out of yr headphones, and itll make you tap yr toes and nod yr head like a little Jersey Goil." - Tony Rettman.

Artist: KING DARVES
Title: The Sun Splits For... The Blind Swimmer
Format: CD
Label: Destijl
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"So I would imagine that youd have one look at the photo of King Darves we have here and think oh brother! Another guy with a beard getting over what looks like a bad case of the clap and an acoustic guitar. Wheres my axe? So were not gonna put it up here. (Mystique, dig?) But its really not like that, I tell you! The bedrock of King Darves New Brunswick-based concoction is certainly folk-based but theres no headband and hes not singing of pixies in the moss. This is somewhere between rolled cigs and the foggy vision of Big Pink from somewhere on Jersey Avenue, or maybe a one-manned Meat Puppets. This kid has really cobbled something together in his kitchen sink! The Sun Splits For... The Blind Swimmer will shock and please when the prettiest sound of his deep, rich voice comes out of yr headphones, and itll make you tap yr toes and nod yr head like a little Jersey Goil." --Tony Rettman

Artist: LUBELSKI, SAMARA
Title: Spectacular of Passages
Format: LP
Label: Destijl
Country: USA
Price: $16.50
"There is certainly nothing wrong with chanteuses ⿿ we are quite lucky to now have a fair few in our aural midst as some of the younguns seem to take off ⿿ but neu-folk composer Samara Lubelski is absolutely not a chanteuse by nature. In truth to her pedigree in Metabolismus, Tower Recordings, Hall of Fame, the Sonora Pine, Pacer, Matt Valentine et al., shes a master of atmospheric textures at both juggernaut tempi and languorous sonic canvasses, her part as one of whole. Samara, with dew-flecked voice and slippery strung chords, makes that languor a tour of both honeyed breakfast plate and the midday crackle of dried grass. Third as bandleader, ten new classics of deliciously effusive songcraft, Passages joins Lubelski with The Cleans Hamish Kilgour and otherworldly luminaries Matt Heyner (NNCK), Christian Frederickson (Rachels), and Cynthia Nelson." - Destijl.

Artist: LUBELSKI, SAMARA
Title: The Fleeting Skies
Format: LP
Label: Destijl
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Although Samara Lubelskis presence in the psychedelic / folk scene of the last 10 years hasnt necessarily been widely stated, its been solidly felt. Thru her work with Metabolismus, The Tower Recordings, Sonora Pine, Hall of Fame and so many others she has proven to be fully talented and widely diverse. While the work of her contemporaries might bespeak of dark forests, moss and mushrooms, this is a rec of sunshine, dutch tobacco and fine wines. This one is a big statement. If the last 10 years were practice, and they werent, then The Fleeting Skies is the big game. Put your money on her. Recorded in NYC and Degenfeld Germany, The Fleeting Skies features the playing of PG Six, Cynthia Nelson and Tim Barnes." - Destijl.
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Artist: MESSAGES
Title: After Before
Format: LP
Label: Destijl
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"The baby believes the womb is the Universe. At birth there is a glimmer of light and a shifting of space. I was there, but now i am Here. Then there are still but 2 things : Me and the Universe. And then what happens is Other People. From a note sounded in 1960 and held for a long time, a continuum of Sound has been sluiced along a diagonal of personal ecstasy, and some have come to call it a Drone. Surrounding the Drone is a genre, and within, wheat and chaff often comingle all too comfortably. But with tones as thick and texturally luxuriant with spiritual resonance as their long, glorious hair, Messages are the two worthy gurus currently contributing to the echo. Messages evoke the womb. And when the womb smiles, it whispers Messages, and then there is the first glimmer of Light.." - Meassges. ""TAKETO SHIMADA moved to New York in late 80s and has been making music with TRES WARREN of PSYCHIC ILLS as MESSAGES since 2006, exploring a hybrid of raga, techno and drone rock. Odds are someone walking down Canal Street in NYC will hear the sound of Messages coming from a fifth floor walkup: mashing sine waves, bass loops, guitars, samplers and turntables into a storm of slowly shifting repetitions, heavy monotone low-end and smoky echoes that conjure unexpected subsonic grooves. Dusted called their Social Registry seven-inch "some heavy, humid drone, pregnant with 4am electricity and, in the end, thick fuzzy beats. A beautiful surprise, engaging even in its abstract tendencies." - Destijl. Taketo Shimada on bass and tambura, Tres Warren (Psychic Ills) on shruti box, guitar and ukelin and Spencer Herbst (Matta Llama) on percussion. Highly recommended!
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Artist: MICHAEL AND THE MUMBLES
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Destijl
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Before Michael Yonkers would revise the history of recorded music with the clarion chords of Microminature Love he was in a band called Michael and the Mumbles and they made this self-titled LP in 1966. Upon immediate spins, their would-be debut comes off as a naive, teenage trip thru the typified garage band moves of this era. But repeated spins reveal a darkness beneath what some dullard might be deceived by as its crisp, winsome visage. Its only to a slightly less visible degree that the Mumbles LP has the same characteristics that would make Micro the singularly original piece that is; its emotionally bleak themes, dissonant undercurrents, and recklessly wild performance. So, once again we have a Michael Yonkers LP that is going to turn the world upside down, make the college girls scream, and leave you wondering how many more times this can happen. Seriously, Pigeon Falls up here looks like a Riot on the Sunset Strip. Indulge yrself. PS. Michael and the Mumbles is on the king of all known formats (with a digital download coupon, natch). The mastertapes used herein are 45 yrs old and aside from the glitch on Cold Town they sound amazing." -Destijl

Artist: MOTHER OF FIRE
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Destijl
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Troubling rituals are gathering. Haggling skills are becoming golden chisels, and granite belts grind them to sparks. Turning with traction, these sparks gather like flies. The kinetic tones of acceleration found within Mother of Fire combs the psyche for hints of panic and replaces it with an imperative momentum. Drive away superficial doubt like a herd of unwanted beasts, and allow the sagacious freedom our instinct rightfully deserves, its requisite course. Channeling this responsibility with confident sincerity, the troubling is at once the relaxing. This conviction and tolerance is persistent, enabling a bloodletting which battles to cure and to cull. Without the contemporary irony used to punctuate and justify in distanced safety, Mother of Fire instead creates an honest reflection through brave hand forged lenses. Churned in memory-like cycles the ritual is commanded by searing bow strokes and a Muscovy glass voice. Silhouette elements pass decree through almost ancient melodic incantation. The stable hand of song in a world saturated with scattering distraction. Beside these earnest standards a rich understandable darkness, like the pulse of frozen lakes and failing factories, urges us toward the terrible, daunting and sublime. It is here in the folds of both endurance and remedy that Mother of Fire sways with darkness until darkness swoons." -Asa Irons

Artist: NOTHING, CHARLIE
Title: Charlie Nothing & Dingulator
Format: Cass
Label: Destijl
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"Charlie Nothing & Dingulator was one of the seemingly myriad 80s Charlie Nothing cassettes and its inclusion was, in part, intended within a 2CD anthology that wed planned but the amount of material is too great and the moments therein are too grand to even dream of an edit. Although this is fairly late in Mr Nothings oeuvre, we cant think of a more fully realized statement regarding the scope of his playing recycled automotive steel guitars and the performing of his Big Dingulator Song Sweet (or Suite, as it were, a concept of his that implied all songs were but one song) than a reissue of this 1985 manifesto-like piece. What you are about to hear is... Dingulation." -Destijl
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Artist: NOTHING, CHARLIE
Title: Outside/Inside
Format: LP
Label: Destijl
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Charlie Nothing was the fractured-psyche pseudonym of author, father, horsekeeper, organic farmer, beekeeper, philosopher, clown and inventor of the Dingulator (guitar sculptures made from American car metal), Charles Martin Simon. Charlies only visible offering to the record buying public was really anything but. Due to its rarity, The Psychedelic Saxophone of Charlie Nothing, issued by Takoma Records in 1967, has been a source of consternation for in-the-know types for years. Outside / Inside, the second and only other Charlie Nothing LP, originally issued by Everitt Enterprises in 1969, thematically follows with two sidelong flute-based instrumentals. Nowhere on wax will you find more palpable preserved air of a real-time dropout scene than with these sides of Nothing. It is a wonder that these records circulated at all outside the vacuum in which they were created. Nothingness, a California existentiality looping back on itself, preserved and disseminated as evidence. There are indeed very few records like these. Fully Authorized / Fully Legit." - Destijl. Very highly recommended!

Artist: OLAUSSON, JAKOB
Title: Moonlight Farm
Format: LP
Label: Destijl
Country: USA
Price: $16.50
"If Skip Spence were somehow, instead of finding his white-frocked self stuck in the rat-infested hole that was Bellvue, transplanted to the pine forests north of Duluth in a sonic nest of gimbri, bells, shakers and clothed in Tibetan silk, one would come slightly closer to the reality of Jakob Olaussons migratory whims. To be sure, that foggy and only slightly inland empire of synapse-twisters like Ben Chasny offers a step on the trodden trail, but this isnt the same road weve traveled before. Olaussons huge ears protect him from the cold and keep the sun from turning his face to a series of desert crags, as his compositions slowly fade down the walls of four-track bedroom artistry into atemporal suites that shrink huge expanses and are a bellows to the microcosmic. Enter the Moonlight Farm." - Destijl.
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Artist: OLAUSSON, JAKOB
Title: Moonlight Farm
Format: CD
Label: Destijl
Country: USA
Price: $12.50
"Jakob Olausson is a farmer in the south of Sweden, from Landskrona, and he works there in the fields of sugar beets. Not to re-hero-ize the life of the prole, but the workday sun has had a clear influence: Moonlight Farm is a rec made on a dime, in a dime-sized bedroom apartment, and it transcends all the limitations that that scenario has thusly taught us to expect. A real "statement", in the micro-politics of personal resistance / expression in a globally commodified life, and were here to sell it to you. Moonlight Farm is comprised of ten songs, somehow both comforting and unsettling, concerned with the classic subjects: the garbage, the flowers, ones mother, and the love of them all. Laid thick with a vague dissonance, they possess a mask of fog / haze, but the trail between writer / performer / song is not often trodden in such a deftly crystalline manner. Enter the Moonlight Farm. "From one loner to another, this is everything that the phrase private press conjures up and more. A modern classic. " - David Keenan / The Wire. "Well, no reason for me to make music anymore. This kid hit it." - Ben Chasny / Six Organs of Admittance. Jakob has toured extensively thru Europe and somewhat thru the States, sharing the stage with Samara Lubelski, Times New Viking, MV EE & the Bummer Road, James Blackshaw, Charlie Nothing and many others." - Destijl.

Artist: ORANGE
Title: In The Midst of Chaos
Format: CD
Label: Destijl
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Free jazz group Oranges one and only release In The Midst Of Chaos was recorded in 1978 and became renowned saxophonist Paul Flahertys first record. Its also the first and only release of legendary out guitarist Barry Greika, who along with Bob Laramie on bass and Glen Hobbit Peterson on drums remains a terribly under-recorded group. Orange made a screaming, blistering, howling slap of a record that defies categorization, as it pushed the already hazy 70s into uncharted confusion. An LP release of only 200 copies on its only run, it received the notice of seriously few. Besides the band, only two people definitely heard it; one sailed it out the kitchen window, the wife of the other demanded the thing leave the house. But as the times have changed, were just certain its gonna sell wildly now. So here you go, hardcore free-form improvisation enthusiastically rejuvenated, without shame." --Charles F. Destruction

Artist: PARASITES OF THE WESTERN WORLD
Title: Politico/Zytol Automation
Format: 7"
Label: Destijl
Country: USA
Price: $7.50
"De Stijls excavation of The Parasites Of The Western World turns up the lead single for their second album in the form of an exact reissue. Originally released circa 1980-81, Politico opened the B-side to Substrata with a rippin new wave roller full of glam stomp, proggy arrangement and punky attitude. The synth-fueled instrumental B-side was exclusive to the single, and as tradition dictates, far more interesting, featuring Terry Censky and Patrick Burke in an ebullient symphony of synths, drums and guitar." - Destijl.

Artist: PARASITES OF THE WESTERN WORLD
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Destijl
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"the parasites of the western world are a band from portland OR who released their recorded debut in 1978. its a fascinating spin, a galactic ramble across the otherworldly themes of alienation and paranoia, seemingly inspired by LSD and philip dick. primarily the creation of patrick burke and terry censky, the parasites were limitless with invention and completely DIY. this is a record that was recorded in an apartment, by a crew thoughtful enough to curtail its loud excursions for the daylight hours. its rockist moves are surprisingly informed by the typical institutions of this era : pink floyd, the beatles and hawkwind and its many electronic flourishes are an above ground sound that would presage the likes of vertical slit, f / i and vertigo. the parasites remain to be light years ahead of a time that has yet to come." - Destijl. Easily one of our "desert island discs".. Very highly recommended!

Artist: PENS
Title: Hey Friend! What You Doing
Format: CD
Label: Destijl
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Where have all the good new British bands gone? Hello? Is there anyone out there? The answer is a pretty resounding nope. Stop and think of a genuinely good new band you have heard in a year that is already way past half-done and I bet you ten Chomps youll struggle. Then we saw Pens and it changed everything. Their set lasts about 14 minutes and the girls swap instruments in between tunes mainly because it appears none of them really know what they are doing. The whole thing is so swathed in static and reverb and shambolic about-to-fall-apartness that its like watching that YouTube clip of the kid kicking through the granite wall and getting his ankle snapped in half: kind of bite-your-bottom-lip atrocious but kind of the best thing you have seen since ever. They also do a cover of Sex Beat by the Gun Club that sounds like the Germs trying to be the Shangri- Las through a gauze of early K Records fuzz." - Jammin Johnson / VICE

Artist: PENS
Title: Hey Friend! What You Doing
Format: LP
Label: Destijl
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Where have all the good new British bands gone? Hello? Is there anyone out there? The answer is a pretty resounding nope. Stop and think of a genuinely good new band you have heard in a year that is already way past half-done and I bet you ten Chomps youll struggle. Then we saw Pens and it changed everything. Their set lasts about 14 minutes and the girls swap instruments in between tunes mainly because it appears none of them really know what they are doing. The whole thing is so swathed in static and reverb and shambolic about-to-fall-apartness that its like watching that YouTube clip of the kid kicking through the granite wall and getting his ankle snapped in half: kind of bite-your-bottom-lip atrocious but kind of the best thing you have seen since ever. They also do a cover of Sex Beat by the Gun Club that sounds like the Germs trying to be the Shangri- Las through a gauze of early K Records fuzz." - Jammin Johnson / VICE

Artist: PENS
Title: Love Rules
Format: 7"
Label: Destijl
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"PENS are three girls who take an old-school approach to a hum and riff and add their own who-gives-a-fuck, homemade panache. Tuck yourself into bed with some warm milk and cookies and throw this new platter in repeat mode. Nighty night!" -Destijl

Artist: PHANTOM PAYN DAYS
Title: Phantom Payn Days
Format: LP
Label: Destijl
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Since the late 70s, while in the widely neglected 39 Clocks, he made records that never sold and played gigs that few ever saw, Juergen Gleue has arguably been the most important exponent of electrified German sound. Phantom Payn Days was made in the mid to late 90s and has never been released. Its his final LP and is overflowing with all the elements that romanticized, loner / stoner music claims, an encoded expression of highly private feelings, an ambiguous, emotional quotient, and a dark, murkily melodic vibe. Its a record that first and foremost lives and breathes with an endless stream of great songs. But perhaps its most curious component is its amazingly prescient sound, a precursor to so many of todays lo fi acts, all wrapped up in their San Francisco hair." - Destijl.

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: ROOTS OF MADNESS
Title: The Girl In The Chair
Format: LP
Label: Destijl
Country: USA
Price: $16.50
"1971 heavy private press free blues/psych from the left coast cortical geo zone of the US underground chain spearheaded by Don Campau and essentially the Californian amalgam of the Gate 5 as ESP disk punk/jazz 3rd eye. A higher key farrago of hypercosmic extended runs that oscillate between the tubular philosophy of the Sun City Girls sound/art and the aloneness of stoned blues concréte. A refreshing lost artifact of pure American fizz resurrected from the iconoclasm void and perfectly reissued in a joint effort from De Stijl and Child Of Microtones. An essential LP for anyone concerned with the paramount energy fields of all the above ground sound subterrains." - Destijl. Highly recommended! Tons of Roots Of Madness and related CDRs also available from Dons label, Lonely Whistle Music. See: http://www.fusetronsound.com/index.php?whomlab=LonelyWhistleMusic

Artist: SPERM
Title: Shh!
Format: LP
Label: Destijl
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"totally legit LP only reissue of this amazing Helsinki monsterpiece from 1970. Shh! is primarily a document of Pekka Airaksinens experimental compostions, consisting of primitive samples, guitar loop feedback and musique concrete. Sperm also functioned as a wildly theatrical live act ala Dionysis in 69, that would arrange underground happenings, occasionally inspiring a rallied public outcry against the derisive act of public sex atop a grand piano. ooh la la.." -Destijl. Very Highly Recommended!
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Artist: TUCKER , MARK
Title: In The Sack
Format: CD
Label: Destijl
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"There seems to be two truisms I keep to: ONE - By and large, when an album is described as loner / psych / real people it isnt going to be as good as I hope, and TWO - The Residents suck. Generally these hold true for me, maybe you too, and often Ill look suspiciously at descriptions like that. But then I remember, hey the first few Residents records are pretty damn amazing, and hell, the Kenneth Higney and Moolah records are pretty great too. But when I have a need for the real people sound, the first record I reach for is Mark Tuckers In The Sack. Although better known for his Batstew record, which is pretty relative, this album is no slouch. The cast of characters is familiar, upright piano, backwards vocals, rants, ravings, life savings. But here its damn cheap; hell you should buy a few for friends, Im going to! Mark Tucker is very mean on the piano and the best backwards vocalist Ive ever heard, he knows more than blues progressions, this guy is writing pop symphonies. If David Ackles or bootleg Brian Wilson is your bag, this one is gonna rip the sack open (you can take that literally or apply it to Coley style allusion). Comparisons to the first Residents record are not far off, but I truly prefer Tuckers record, and it wouldnt be out of place in a spin with Moolah, Bruce Haacks kids records, Song Cycle and Horrific Child." - Jim ORourke, Brooklyn 04. Reissue of Tuckers second LP from 1983. Very highly recommended!

Artist: TUCKER, MARK
Title: Batstew
Format: LP
Label: Destijl
Country: USA
Price: $13.50
"America is a great country when one realizes its roadside stops offer artistic haven for all brands of perverts, bloodletters and musical cut-ups. More than mere concréte audio-collage, Batstew is both a respite from and an antidote for the sottish Reykjavik-borne revues polluting our national collegiate airwaves, and when the rare song-icons of folk-rock rise up from the maelstrom, one wants to offer both a firm handshake and a slingshot to the eye. Ive followed Merce Cunninghams lead and pasted a photo of Hilary Duff on the jacket of my copy, letting the excrement seep outward at its whim. something else, again, that i suppose  you can file next to your tweddle, trimble and grudzien lps. this is tuckers first lp, the second being in the sack, a rec which goosed jim orourke into gasping, "thats the greatest record ever made"! batstew was pressed twice, with a stop at the mental institution inbetween. and with that thing passing around for not much less than 5 bones, this reish is priced for the people. sweet, innocent and totally wrecked DIY vibes, evoking the desperate bicylcles, department store santas, et al. Batstew may not make it into the freezer bag of bejeweled sonic artifacts for the next century, but for now, let it help eradicate realizations of what will." - Destijl.
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Artist: VIRGIN INSANITY
Title: Illusions Of The Maintenance Man
Format: LP
Label: Destijl
Country: USA
Price: $16.50
"one time pressing of exact / legit repro of an unbelievably / unassumingly great / rare rec from TX, circa 71. 4 kids ( one shorty fatale ) stoned / alone and aware of the big things. tempted, yet devoted only to the shaft of light extending from the loin of god, on which we will all eventually sit, that slowly rises and lifts us towards the heavens... for the fan of gripped mind / dropped jaws, this is the regal beagle; austere / smart / aware vibes that slowly imply the king of american folk privates. its connection within the deep timbre of the private / psych / folk family tree of references is hazy, but perhaps the dropped names of arthur lee harper, pete fine, fenner / leland / obrien, timmothy, the bachs will work for the astute customer. there is a CD forthcoming, which will contain extras from the unreleased acetates "odometer suite" / "toad frog and fish friends", and will feature liner notes by patrick "the lama"." - Destijl.
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Artist: WOLF EYES & SMEGMA
Title: The Beast
Format: CD
Label: Destijl
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
" ***NOW AVAILABLE ON CD!!! Intergenerational discomfort rock performed together by two free-sound conglomerates-the sprawling Portland, Oregon-based LAFMS progenitors SMEGMA, and the more compact WOLF EYES. With cover art depicting crop circles, alien grave rubbings and cryptographs, and group portrait inside resembling a family reunion snapshot you might find at a thrift store, The Beast merges RICHARD MELTZERs nasal meander, reptilian pulsations, exploratory tweakadelica, outsider improv, toys, devices, and electronic noises. Proof that old weird America is far from obsolete and more than capable of frying the fiendly skies."

Artist: YEH, C. SPENCER
Title: In The Blink Of An Eye/Condo Stress
Format: 7"
Label: Destijl
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"Im the rabbit who believes in the magic (in a way that a tiny girl can inspire quiet men), and its the magic that keeps me in the dark (in the larger view, of producing records pursuing 1). Electronics Music, 2). Music as Furniture (Modernistic Music), 3). Music with experimental new vision.) These are Songs that are Those Things. And these are essentially the first of C S Yehs efforts to be widely available, discounting songs from 2002, documented previously by WHAT THE...? records." -Destijl

Artist: YONKERS, MICHAEL
Title: Grimwood
Format: CD
Label: Destijl
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"When considering Grimwood, itd be a mistake to not also give thought to Microminature Love. Recorded in 68 for Sire, MML languished unreleased until the spring of 2002, when we unearthed it swank on wax (later reissued as a Sub Pop CD). Called the greatest psych record of the 60s by more than a few, its no stretch to say that had it materialized, it wouldve altered the lay of the land. Tho recorded in 69, Yonkers privately released Grimwood in 74, along with 3 other recs: Goodby Sunball (recorded in 71), Michael Lee Yonkers (72) and a duo with Jim Woehrle (73), borders of my mind. If they sold at all, they sold horribly. There is a photo inside Sub Pops MML CD of Yonkers throwing copies of Grimwood up in the air, as theyd seemingly become disposable, as well as a heavy burden to lug around. Enterprising rec collectors have had a run on Grimwood for some time and its been impossible to affordably obtain. So here it is, remastered, digitized and priced for the people." -Destijl

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