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Artist: CANNIBAL
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Primary Information
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
“Cannibal is the trio of artists/musicians Cary Loren, Cameron Jamie and Dennis Tyfus. Culled from a recording made live in Antwerp, each of the fifteen songs/episodes on this—their first—record is a protracted pulse of the bands energy and radical point of entry to a teeming flux of erratic electronics, deranged/incantatory narration, harmonica, jaw harp, dollar bin records, found poetry, vocal sound techniques, etc. A uniquely disorienting tour de force of the lower forms of music and a hallucinatory mind trip, guided by a deft feel for derailment. The recordings were made by Dennis Tyfus at the Ultra Eczema studio in Antwerp, 2010 and mastered by Warn Defever and Cary Loren in Detroit, 2013. The release is a limited edition vinyl LP with front and back cover silkscreen artwork by Cameron Jamie. Cannibals manager is John Sinclair.” - Primary Information. Edition of 450.

Artist: CHATHAM, RHYS
Title: Reve Parisien
Format: LP
Label: Primary Information
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Primary Information is pleased to announce a new LP by Rhys Chatham. REVE PARISIEN was produced and designed by Chatham in collaboration with the artist Jacob Kassay. The album features four new compositions that were performed live at Kassays exhibition at Art: Concept in Paris in 2010, and loosely functions as an audio catalogue to the exhibition. REVE PARISIEN contains compositions for solo trumpet that were both performed live and used as a soundtrack through Kassays exhibition. These compositions mark a change in direction for Chatham, who has abandoned the trumpet style he developed in the nineties for a non-distorted, less effects-driven sound that compliments his minimalist compositions and his free jazz training. The LP is packaged in a stunning gatefold with an arced die-cut cover, which was designed by Jacob Kassay in collaboration with Frank Napolski. Rhys Chatham is a composer, guitarist, and trumpet player from Manhattan, currently living in Paris. He was the founder of the music program at The Kitchen in downtown Manhattan in 1971 and was its music director between 1971�73 and 1977�80. Chatham studied under, was influenced by, or has collaborated with Maryanne Amacher, Don Cherry, Tony Conrad, Jon Hassell, Charlemagne Palestine, Eliane Radigue, Terry Riley, Frederic Rzewski, Morton Subotnick, Serge Tcherepnin, and La Monte Young, among others. Jacob Kassay, born 1984 in Lewiston, NY, studied at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He currently lives and works between NY and Venice, CA. Kassays practice includes painting, installation and often collaborative works�deployed with an economy of means, and engaged with site specificity of light, space, and time. Solo exhibitions for 2011 include his first museum show at The Institute for Contemporary Arts, London; and L&M Arts, Los Angeles, CA. Edition: 1,000" - Primary Information.
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Artist: DESTROY ALL MONSTERS
Title: Destroy All Monsters Magazine 1976-79
Format: Book
Label: Primary Information
Country: USA
Price: $30.00
"Primary Information is pleased to announce the release of�Destroy All Monsters Magazine�a compilation of the magazine that was originally published between 1976-1979. The publication contains all six published issues as well as a seventh �lost� issue and is 278 pages. Destroy All Monsters was a Detroit-area band and collective that was formed in 1973. Its initial members were Mike Kelley, Cary Loren, Niagara, and Jim Shaw. Destroy All Monsters were art students and musicians who used performance art tactics to create noise music that evolved out of influences like Sun Ra, Nico, horror movie soundtracks, and local bands like MC5 and The Stooges. The band later took on new members and briefly reunited in the 90s. Destroy All Monsters Magazine�was edited by Cary Loren and contained artwork, photographs, and flyers from Mike Kelley, Cary Loren, Niagara, and Jim Shaw. Printed using any papers and techniques available to the band, the issues combine the cut and paste tactics of punk zines with a psychedelic affinity for color.�Destroy All Monsters Magazine�functions as a kind of manifesto, providing insight into the band through densely layered pages with movie imagery, kitsch, cartoons, delicate drawings, and counter-culture collages. While�Destroy All Monsters�has been the subject of recent exhibitions and partial reprints, this is the first time that all issues have been reprinted." -Primary Information.
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Artist: DISBAND
Title: s/t
Format: CD
Label: Primary Information
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Primary Information is happy to announce the release of the first ever DISBAND CD. Compiled from over three years of performance around New York from 1979 and 1982, the CD features 21 songs. While the DISBAND collective featured many members in its brief lifetime, the CD captures the group as Ilona Granet, Donna Henes, Barbara Kruger (briefly), Ingrid Sischy, Diane Torr, and Martha Wilson. Wilson, inspired by the no-wave scene and club culture around her, in particular the Y-Pants, Theoretical Girls, Bush Tetras, and James White and the Blacks, started DISBAND in 1978. As Martha Wilson herself explained: ⿿Bands played at the Mudd Club, Tr3, AREA, CBGBs. But they all knew how to play instruments and I didnt, so I called up artist girlfriends who were long on concept and short on skills, and DISBAND, the all-girl band of artists who couldnt play any instruments, was born.⿝ While this sounds like the equation for badly played instruments and screechy vocals that became a hallmark of the late-70s New York music scene, DISBAND left the instruments behind and focused their efforts on crafting melodic all-vocal pop songs that were both sharp-tongued and tongue-in-cheek. Taking on the role of both band and artist collective, they blurred the line between performance art and live music. DISBANDs lyrics contributed to ongoing discussions on the art and social issues of their time yet they remain relevant. Sexual identity, gender inequality, cold war politics, and the daily struggles of artists and art workers all play a role in the bands lyrics. Mirroring the chaos and temporarity of that time, the band split up in 1982 having never produced a record. This is the first comprehensive look at their all-too brief career." - Primary Information

Artist: GRAHAM, DAN
Title: Rock/Music Writings
Format: Book
Label: Primary Information
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Primary Information is pleased to announce the release of the first English language collection devoted entirely to Dan Grahams writings on music. Having initially appeared in small journals like Extensions, magazines such as Fusion or REALLIFE, or the artists catalogues the publication titled Rock/Music Writings covers Grahams most prolific period of writing on music and its relation to popular and visual culture: the late 60s to the late 80s. Most of these essays are out of print or available here for the first time in anthologized form. While Dan Graham is known widely for visual art, he began writing about Rock n Roll in the late 60s and remains an active writer on music and popular culture, both of which remain major tenants of his work. In the late 70s, Graham became influential to the now infamous New York no wave scene through his friendships with Glenn Branca, Lydia Lunch, and Kim Gordon, to name but a few. Through this influence, Graham became a touchstone for many musicians, and he was responsible for helping form and inspire many bands of that era, among them the Theoretical Girls and Sonic Youth. Graham gave back to this community with his seminal video and essay Rock My Religion, as well as the essays New Wave Rock and the Feminine, and Punk as Propaganda. Other works on punk rock included in the book are The End of Liberalism, McLarens Children, Untitled, and Artist as Producer. Rock/Music Writings also contains Grahams now-infamous and hitherto unavailable texts on the Kinks, a band Graham is not shy about pronouncing the best Rock band of all time. Another rare text, All You Need Is Love (1968) is included, which exemplifies a poetic style that was then an active part of Grahams practice. Dan Graham, based in New York, has exhibited widely since the 1960s, beginning with conceptual magazine inserts and moving towards performance, video, and architecture. Recently, the Whitney Museum of American Art opened a survey of his work, Dan Graham: Beyond. This exhibition originated at Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and is traveling to the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis in the fall." - "Primary Information. Highly recommended!

Artist: HAMILTON, RICHARD & DIETER ROTH
Title: Canciones de Cadaques
Format: Double 7"
Label: Primary Information
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
Reissue of the 1976 release on Edition Hansjörg Mayer. Edition of 500. “Canciones de Cadaques is a musical collaboration between Dieter Roth and Richard Hamilton that was originally published by Hansjörg Mayer in 1976. It takes the form of a double 45 record and features the two artists alternately performing on vocals and guitar, with assistance from a Cadaqués dog named Chispas Luis, who periodically takes over vocal duties with a particularly sharp bark. This facsimile edition reproduces the originals gatefold design, and features eight color photographs of the recording session taken by Rita Donagh. Roth and Hamilton worked together from 1961 to 1998 and over this time, produced several projects across many mediums. At the time of the recording, the artists were working together in Cadaqués, Spain, where they also produced a series of drawings and paintings, which was accompanied by a drawing or painting that acted as a certificate to the original work. Both artists worked with music and sound, though in different capacities. Roth produced sounds works and created music throughout much of his life. He also ran a record label, Roths Verlag, that released his and other artists works in the 70s and 80s. Hamilton was actively engaged with music through his work, most notable of which was his design for the Beatles White Album cover. Dieter Roth (1930-1998) was a prolific German-Swiss artist whose diverse works included sculpture, painting, design, performances, books, poetry, and printmaking that referenced literature, music, history, and his own life. Roth challenged conventions of art by merging different media and utilizing materials that decayed over time. He frequently produced artists books, and his groundbreaking publications remain monumental and influential. Richard Hamilton (1922-2011) was an English pioneer of Pop Art. His paintings, installations, collages, and prints combined his interest in high and low culture through consumer goods, commercial design, references to other artworks, and celebrities. Throughout his career, Hamilton also made overtly political works, mostly centered on his reactions to British politics.” - Primary Information

Artist: KAPROW, ALLAN
Title: How To Make A Happening
Format: CD
Label: Primary Information
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"The point is to make something new, something that doesnt even remotely remind you of culture. Primary Information is pleased to announce the CD release of Allan Kaprows How to Make a Happening LP�??making it available on a wide scale basis for the first time in the titles history. Originally released by Mass Art in 1966, the record never saw thorough distribution as the publisher went bankrupt shortly after its release. Later, in 1968, How to Make a Happening was distributed on a limited basis through Something Else Press�??A laminated and silk-screened cover by Alison Knowles distinguished this edition from its predecessor. Simple in construction, yet profound in context, How to Make a Happening is Allan Kaprow delivering 11 rules on how, and how not, to make a Happening, an movement begun by Kaprow in the late fifties that is known for its unpredictability, open scores, and constantly-evolving form. On the first track, Kaprow speaks plainly into a microphone, delivering a private cut-to-the-chase style instruction on Happenings that is both informative and contradictory. Kaprow, known as a great teacher of the avant-garde (from Rutgers to Cal Arts to finally University of California, San Diego), delivers both a practical and theoretical how-to with an oftentimes dead-pan humor. On the second track, which is constructed like the first, Kaprow reads the program and notes of three recent Happenings (Soap, Calling, and Raining), which serve as loose instruction, as they involve improvisation and forces beyond human control, such as acts of nature and other uncontrolled environmental forces. These elucidations further provide a clear, if somewhat circumstantial, distinction of what does and does not constitute a Happening. Perhaps, one of the more astonishing values to this recording is that it reflects and informs on a movement that fifty years on has come be seen as a seminal shift in postwar contemporary art and performance, yet is discussed by its founder without this hindsight�??it lacks sentimentality and most of all it lacks a sense of its relevance within this history. In fact, Kaprow shrugs off its place in the arts�??its rejections of their strategies become a starting point if not a hallmark of the Happening, as he claims in rule number one: Forget all the standard art forms�??dont paint pictures, dont make poetry, dont build architecture, dont arrange dances, dont write plays, dont compose music, dont make movies, and above all dont think youll get a happening by putting all these together. How to Make a Happening is being re-issued with the cooperation of the Estate of Allan Kaprow and the Getty Research Institute. Each CD is packaged in a hand-silkscreened jewel case that replicates the laminated edition by Alison Knowles and Something Else Press while preserving the original artwork carried out by Mass Art." - Primary Information

Artist: MIRROR/ME
Title: Mirror/Me
Format: Zine
Label: Primary Information
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"Edited by Brandon Stosuy. This Zine was developed from a collaborative exhibition and performance organized by the writer, Brandon Stosuy, and the artist, Kai Althoff in the Summer of 2009 at Dispatch Bureau in NYC. It was displayed during the White Columns Annual 2009, during which pages were added by the original exhibitions various participants. The Zine features new materials by artists, writers and musicians such as Adam Helms, Brandon Stosuy, Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, Kai Althoff, Karlynn Holland, Lionel Maunz, Matt Zaremba, Matteah Baim, Mitch Kehe, Nick Z., Peter Sotos, Philip Best, Scott Campbell, Theo Stanley, Yair Oelbaum, Zach Baron." -Primary Information

Artist: P-ORRIDGE, GENESIS
Title: G.P.O. vs. G.P-O.
Format: Book
Label: Primary Information
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"G.P.O. versus G.P-O: a chronicle of mail art on trial is a publication of Genesis P-Orridges collection of materials surrounding Great Britains General Post Offices case against him for disseminating pornographic material through the mail in 1975. These postcards incorporated confrontational images with images of the Queen. When the Post Office made their case against P-Orridge, it became an opportunity to turn the case into another performance. G.P.O. versus G.P-O collects ephemera, legal documents, correspondence, and articles about the case and mail art. Genesis P-Orridge is an artist, musician and performer who founded the performance group, COUM Transmissions in 1969. They were active until 1976 when they mounted their controversial exhibition, Prostitution, at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London. G.P.O vs. G.P-O is a reprint of Ecart Publications 1976 edition." -Primary Information.

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