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Artist: DUBROVAY, LASZLO
Title: Arbeiten fur Streicher/Komposition fur Flote
Format: LP
Label: Daad Galerie
Country: Germany
Price: $25.00
"Warehouse find of this 1988 LP, last copies. "Known for his classic electronic music LP (reissued in the Creel Pone series) this is one of Laszlo Dubrovays compositions for Instruments (string quartet / bassflute / violoncello). Including Streichquartett No. 3 (1985) [21:29] The Arditti String Quartet, Solo No. 5 für Baßflöte (1985) [11:20] Eberhard Blum, and Solo No. 4 für Violoncello (1985) , [14:07] Francis-Marie Uitti." -Daad Galerie.
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Artist: CASTRO, NICK & THE YOUNG ELDERS
Title: Come Into Our House
Format: Dbl LP + 7"
Label: Daffodelic
Country: Netherlands
Price: $33.00
"Deluxe vinyl issue, 2x180 gram vinyl + extra 7" featuring three so-far unreleased exclusive tracks! West Coast psychedelic folkie currently making some of the most dynamic and truly original sounds to emerge from the new freak-folk movement. Gracefully immersing 60s/70s UK acid balladry with Middle Eastern traditional music and communal jams. Castro succeeds in reaching otherworldly vistas and ocean-spanning folk transcendence. He assembled a new band, The Young Elders, a truly stellar cast of musicians who played in folk and avant rock ensembles like Current 93, In Gowan Ring, Cul De Sac and Damo Suzukis Network performing together on an East-meets-West melting pot of instrumentation from acoustic guitar to Celtic harp to Moroccan tabla to nyabinghi drum. A mixing of folk ballads, psychedelic folk rock, Middle Eastern traditional music and Bay Area acid-raga. The result being astonishing, challenging and utterly psychedelic. A modern acid folk masterpiece." -Daffodelic.
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Artist: BLANK DOGS
Title: In A Web
Format: 7"
Label: Daggerman
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
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Artist: GRUPPO DI IMPROVVISAZIONE NUOVA CONSONANZA
Title: Gli Occhi Freddi Della Paura
Format: LP
Label: Dagored
Country: Italy
Price: $24.00
"In 1971, for his score for Enzo Castellaris Gli occhi freddi della paura, Ennio Morricone called on the services of Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza, the legendary improvisational avant-garde combo of which he was a founding member. Not only a classy soundtrack but also a classic of the experimental and free jazz genres. Limited edition of 500 copies." - Dagored.

Artist: MOGGI AKA PIERO UMILIANI
Title: Omaggio ad Einstein
Format: LP
Label: Dagored
Country: Italy
Price: $24.00
"Omaggio ad Einstein has a special place among the many albums of electronic music composed by Piero Umiliani. In this homage to the German physicist, Umiliani subverts the rules of space and time in music and creates an album with 23 compositions, all of them less than two minutes long, instead of following the traditional 7-10 tracks usually present in an LP. This is an original and experimental album, with a peculiar and epic catchiness, tied to Piero Umilianis masterful use of synthesizers and great experience in the field of soundtracks. The themes of Omaggio ad Einstein take us to sidereal spaces, wandering across the universe with their clear sounds and wonderfully creative titles ("The Celestial Vault," "Nuclear Valkyries," "Galactic Abyss"...). This is the first reissue of this album, which was originally released in 1976 by Umilianis Omicron label." - Dagored.

Artist: MOGGI AKA PIERO UMILIANI
Title: Omaggio ad Einstein (Deluxe)
Format: LP
Label: Dagored
Country: Italy
Price: $27.00
Deluxe LP edition pressed on yellow vinyl and presented in custom "big hole" jacket; limited to 500 copies. "Omaggio ad Einstein has a special place among the many albums of electronic music composed by Piero Umiliani. In this homage to the German physicist, Umiliani subverts the rules of space and time in music and creates an album with 23 compositions, all of them less than two minutes long, instead of following the traditional 7-10 tracks usually present in an LP. This is an original and experimental album, with a peculiar and epic catchiness, tied to Piero Umilianis masterful use of synthesizers and great experience in the field of soundtracks. The themes of Omaggio ad Einstein take us to sidereal spaces, wandering across the universe with their clear sounds and wonderfully creative titles ("The Celestial Vault," "Nuclear Valkyries," "Galactic Abyss"...). This is the first reissue of this album, which was originally released in 1976 by Umilianis Omicron label." - Dagored.

Artist: CARPENBORG, STAFF AND THE ELECTRIC CORONA
Title: Fantastic Party
Format: LP
Label: Daily
Country: Germany
Price: $20.00
"Some really outrageous Krautrock out-there-ness on this 1970 release on the Maritim label, this has been compared to early CAN, SOFT MACHINE or FAUST (or maybe REYNOLS or YAHOWHA 13 trying to appeal to a lounge crowd) with free jazz/avantgarde influences, all subsumed in psychedelic rhythmic fog, with crazed fuzz guitars, swirling organ and Moog, and hypnotic vocals.  Originals are stoopidly expensive and rare collectors" items!  This nice reissue comes to us via the fine folks behind the "Prae-Kraut Pandaemonium" series.  Original full color artwork, white vinyl pressing," - Daily

Artist: BENT WIND
Title: Sussex
Format: LP
Label: Daily Records
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"A re-issue of the incredibly rare debut album by this Toronto garage-psych-hard rock outfit, originally out in 1969 on the Trend label, and generally considered by collectors to be some sort of masterpiece. This re-issue features 4 bonus tracks: one from the B side of their 1969 single, plus 3 live tracks by the 1996 version of the band. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl. Amazing LP!! More tracks than the ACME reissue. Features The Lions which was covered by Vermonster on the Spirit Of Yma LP.
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Artist: AMERICAN CLOUD SONGS
Title: Aum
Format: LP
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Folk artist and American tattooer Robert Ryan turned the holy ones onto their backs with his solo folk roots recording endeavor under the name of American Cloud Songs . Previously getting his ideas in order under his band Harmonize Most High and his conceptual collaborations with artist Daniel Higgs, Ryans understanding of meditative drone coupled with hidden knowledge of the metaphysical plane make American Cloud Songs compositions stand over to the cliff, harmonically in tune with itself, steeped heavily in primitive folk tradition and sacred geometric imagery. Featuring artist contributions by Nathan Bell (Lungfish), Neil OBrien (The Van Pelt) and free jazz legend Danial Carter. Recorded by Alap Momin (Dälek /This Immortal Coil). Limited to 300 copies." - Dais.

Artist: ANNIE ANXIETY
Title: Soul Posession
Format: LP
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Many influential characters graced the stage of Maxs Kansas City within the creative zeitgeist of New York City during the late 1970s, but one local native named Annie Bandez thrust herself into the downtown scene with her punk ensemble Annie and the Asexuals, establishing her nom de plume Annie Anxiety (later known as “Little Annie”) and colliding head-on with the social norms of contemporary punk culture entangling the city at that time.

After a couple years of disintegrated pursuits in New York, Annie relocated to England, finding herself at the doorstep of the famed anarchro-commune Dial House headed by activist Penny Rimbaud. It was here that Annie Anxiety established herself as a singular artist and voice with her debut 1981 single “Barbed Wire Halo” on seminal Crass Records and forging a creative alliance with Crass members Penny Rimbaud and Eve Libertine. As the landscape of punk in the United Kingdom was shifting towards a more diverse, multicultural focal point, artists such as Annie Anxiety found themselves exploring musical signatures in styles such as dub reggae and rocksteady. In the summer of 1983, Annie began work at Southern Studios on what would be her first full length endeavor which encompassed all of her creative assets at that time. Employing the expertise of legendary dub producer Adrian Sherwood to realize this vision, Annie pulled together members of Crass, Flux of Pink Indians, Family Fodder, African Head Charge, London Underground and Art Interface to record her groundbreaking dub industrial masterpiece. Upon its initial release by the unofficial Crass off-shoot label Corpus Christi in 1984, Soul Possession started the avalanche of activity that would include dozens of releases and collaborations with Nurse With Wound, Coil, Current 93, Swans and Marc Almond.

Dais Records proudly reissues “Soul Possession” on vinyl for the first time in over 30 years in a limited edition pressing featuring the original artwork by Eve Libertine..." - Dais.
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Artist: ATELECINE
Title: ...And Six Dark Hours Pass
Format: LP
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"…sometimes difficult and sometimes confrontational but always true to who we are , if even in a fantasy…" Easily the most asked about and anticipated release on Dais this summer, aTelecine is famed performance artist and porn actress Sasha Grey along with Pablo St. Francis and Anthony Djuan. After causing a stir with their first release on Pendu Arts last year, aTelecine return with an LP on Dais continuing their course through brooding intimate soundscapes." - Dais.
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Artist: ATELECINE
Title: Entkopplung
Format: LP
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"After releasing their debut LP on Dais in the summer of 2010, Sasha Grey, Ian Cinnamon and Pablo St. Francis grouped together under the banner of aTelecine once again, this time composing the recent soundtrack to the English/German film Entkopplung . The film itself is a highly esoteric science fiction labyrinth in the shape of Phillip K. Dick meets William s Burroughs. “The surreality of certain dreams, or the intense attraction of a perplexity of new impressions in real life.” Recorded and mixed in a marathon four day live to tape session using the mammoth 226 page script and the existing 30 minutes of completed footage as a scoring template, the music is dark, paranoid and claustrophobic echoing the themes in the film. This electronic score should be heard as a separate but yet equal vehicle to the film, an experience the listener shouldn’t worry about it altering the later cinematic encounter. Sonically it’s mission is complex and none vocal, purely enriching the narrative…and melodically creating all the necessary in-between nightmare illustrations. Limited to 1,000 copies on transparent green vinyl." - Dais.

Artist: AWEN
Title: The Bells Before Dawn
Format: LP
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"We are proud to release the first LP of inspirational Ancestral Ambience and folk from Texas-based Awen! Beautifully dark compositions accompanied by deep vocals - songs of life, history, and blood! Not to be missed!" - Dais. Edition of 300.

Artist: BEASTIANITY
Title: Root
Format: LP
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
300 copies pressed. "10 Years ago, Ian Reads (Fire + Ice) Fremdheit label released two Neofolk/Experimental compilations under the name “The Pact�?. The second of these compilations contained an unforgettable track from an Australian outfit called Beastianity. Curious about the band and eager to hear more, we tried to dig up as much information as possible – but very little (if any) information was readily available. We were able to find the band shortly after the creation of Dais in 2007, and are proud to announce, along with Praise Dog Publishing, the first ever vinyl release of Beastianitys first and only album “Root�?, originally released in 1999 on CD and in Australia only." - Dais.

Artist: BESTIAL MOUTHS
Title: Hissing Veil
Format: LP
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Hissing Veil, Bestial Mouths debut, is 40 minutes of intense gloom. A meditation on the relationship between transgressor and victim conceived in a flurry of automatic writing, Hissing Veil is an urgent declaration revealed in a barrage of primitive rhythms and feral calls. Uncompromising, beautiful synth and beat driven compositions haunted by deep and brooding female vocals. Los Angeless finest. Limited to 500 hand numbered copies on clear vinyl." - Dais.

Artist: BIANCHI, MAURIZIO
Title: Endometrio
Format: LP
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"First ever vinyl reissue of the highly coveted classic LP by Italian noise composer/ sound visionary Maurizio Bianchi. Originally released in an extremely limited private press quantity in Italy in 1983, Endometrio showcased M.B. at his most crucial turning point, delving into the uncharted waters he aptly titled bionic music, blending organic electronics with contorted sounds of the human body to compose one of the most interesting ambient records to date. Copies of the original LP are practically non-existent and hard to come by, therefore making this reissue an important addition to any experimental aficionados audio library. Complete with current liners and artwork insert from Maurizio Bianchi, limited to 500 hand numbered editions." - Dais.
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Artist: BURROUGHS, WILLIAM S.
Title: Nothing Here Now but the Recordings
Format: LP
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"In 1980, Genesis P-Orridge and Peter “Sleazy” Christopherson (then of Throbbing Gristlerenown) travelled to New York City to meet up at the fortified apartment, known as The Bunker, of famed beat writer and cultural pioneer William S. Burroughs and his executor James Grauerholz to starting the daunting task to compile the experimental sounds works of Burroughs, which, up until that point, had never been heard. 
During those visits, Burroughs would play back his tape recorder experiments featuring his spoken word “cut-ups”, collaged field recordings from his travels and his flirtations with EVP recording techniques, pioneered by Latvian intellectual Konstantins Raudive. Throughout the next year, P-Orridge, Christopherson and Grauerholz would spent countless hours compiling various edits, each collection showcasing Burroughs sensitive ear and keen experimental prowess for audio anomaly within technical limitations. 
By the time 1981 came through, Burroughs had relocated to Lawrence, KS in which to escape the violence and mania of New York City life. It is in Lawrence that P-Orridge and Christopherson put the finishing touches on the record that would be known as “Nothing Here Now but the Recordings”. The album would come out in the Spring of 1981 as the final release for the shuttering Industrial Records, brought about by the dissolution of Throbbing Gristle. The album remained out of print until 1998 when John Giorno and the Giorno Poetry Systems included the album on a multi-disc retrospective CD box set compiling the majority of Burroughs seminal recordings." - Dais.
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Artist: CAKEKITCHEN, THE
Title: Time Flowing Backwards
Format: LP
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Originally released in 1991 on Homestead Records, Time Flowing Backwards, the debut album by New Zealand art rock outfit The Cakekitchen, coupling the entire self-titled EP material released by Flying Nun Records in 1989 along with 6 new songs recorded for the album. Mastered at Abbey Road by Steve Rooke (who would later remaster The Beatles catalog), this debut full length would go on to solidify and promote the growing underground New Zealand rock scene and spawn a generation of devoted followers of Jefferies exceedingly graceful, atmospheric, and poetic songs, led by Jefferies unmistakable commanding baritone voice.

A diverse and inspiring album, “Time Flowing Backwards” has been out of print and difficult to obtain since its original vinyl pressing in 1991. Dais Records is proud to reissue on vinyl in limited edition “Time Flowing Backwords” along with the The CakeKitchens sophomore LP (released the same year) “World of Sand”, in remastered editions of 500 copies making these albums available once again to old fans while introducing these classics to new listeners. Multi-instrumentalist Graeme Jefferies is the given name of the fabled underground counterculture icon hailing from New Zealand, and his mainstay project, The Cakekitchen, has its roots firmly grounded in the pages of 1980s New Zealand garage storybook which featured countless innovative artists, all of which huddled under the umbrella of labels such as Flying Nun Records, Propeller, and Pagan Records. After performing in the revered gothic punk act, Nocturnal Projections, and after the collapse of his previous Flying Nun group, This Kind of Punishment, The Cakekitchen emerged as an amalgamation of gloomy and introspective post-punk and indie, with a stronger focus on structured studio songwriting and thoughtful compositional approach - producing some of the most expressive and unique music to come out of New Zealand during the early 90s.

Underground indie/post-punk for fans of The Chills, Flying Saucer Attack, Velvet Underground, Joy Division, The Clean, The Verlaines, Nick Drake, Felt, Sonic Youth, JPS Experience, Tall Dwarves, etc..." - Dais.

Artist: CAKEKITCHEN, THE
Title: World Of Sand
Format: LP
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Multi-instrumentalist Graeme Jefferies is the given name of the fabled underground counterculture icon hailing from New Zealand, and his mainstay project, The Cakekitchen, has its roots firmly grounded in the pages of 1980s New Zealand garage storybook which featured countless innovative artists, all of which huddled under the umbrella of labels such as Flying Nun Records, Propeller, or Pagan Records. After performing in the revered gothic punk act, Nocturnal Projections, and after the collapse of his previous Flying Nun group, This Kind of Punishment, The Cakekitchen emerged as an amalgamation of gloomy and introspective post-punk and indie, with a stronger focus on structured studio songwriting and thoughtful compositional approach - producing some of the most expressive and unique music to come out of New Zealand during the early 90s.

Originally released in 1991 on Homestead Records, “World of Sand” is the second full length album by The Cakekitchen, highlighting the first live line-up of the band featuring the drumming of Robert Key (Expendables / Lanky), and Rachael King (3Ds) on bass. This formation existed for roughly two and a half years and these compositions were considered by many to be the height of the groups creative potential, with musical comparisons to the early material by This Kind of Punishment…pounding piano, maddening viola, numerous tape splices and oddball musical passages – along with several pieces recorded at home on a four track, lending a lo-fi, dark, and intimate feel to the album. Led by Jeffereies distinct baritone voice, the album is layered, complex, and darkly beautiful.

Long sought after by collectors and fans alike, “World of Sand” has been out of print and difficult to obtain since its original pressing in 1991. Dais Records is honored to reissue on vinyl in limited edition “World of Sand” along with the The CakeKitchens first LP (released the same year) “Time Flowing Backwards”, in remastered editions of 500 copies making these albums available once again to old fans while introducing these classics to new listeners.
Underground indie/post-punk for fans of The Chills, Flying Saucer Attack, Velvet Underground, Joy Division, The Clean, The Verlaines, Nick Drake, Felt, Sonic Youth, JPS Experience, Tall Dwarves, etc..." - Dais.

Artist: COLD SHOWERS
Title: Love and Regret
Format: CD
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Cold Showers, a band formed in Los Angeles, CA in 2010, fuses the brash power of the shoegazers with the smoky compulsions of the no-wavers - Cold Showers would fit comfortably within the dusty catalog of Factory Records, if only for an industrial subtlety in terms of electronics and acoustics. A piston-precision rhythm section drives all these loud, crafty pop songs. This is the pervasive pop mode against which Cold Showers cast themselves, but they arent fired in steel to the darkside. Founding members Jonathan Weinberg, Jessie Clavin, Brian Davila, Renee Adams and Chris King, added since, have a lumbering, sometimes terrifying beast of a band - wed be remiss not to follow its caustic, addictive trek." - Dais.

Artist: COLD SHOWERS
Title: Love and Regret
Format: LP
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Cold Showers, a band formed in Los Angeles, CA in 2010, fuses the brash power of the shoegazers with the smoky compulsions of the no-wavers - Cold Showers would fit comfortably within the dusty catalog of Factory Records, if only for an industrial subtlety in terms of electronics and acoustics. A piston-precision rhythm section drives all these loud, crafty pop songs. This is the pervasive pop mode against which Cold Showers cast themselves, but they arent fired in steel to the darkside. Founding members Jonathan Weinberg, Jessie Clavin, Brian Davila, Renee Adams and Chris King, added since, have a lumbering, sometimes terrifying beast of a band - wed be remiss not to follow its caustic, addictive trek." - Dais.
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Artist: CONRAD, TONY & GENESIS P-ORRIDGE
Title: Taking Issue
Format: LP
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"An exclusive vinyl release of the live violin collaboration between avant-garde legends Tony Conrad and Genesis Breyer P-Orridge featuring percussion by Morrison Edley. Presented by filmmaker Marie Losier and recording live in January, 2009 at Issue Project Room in Brooklyn, NY. LP limited to 500 hand-numbered copies." - Dais.
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Artist: COUM TRANSMISSIONS
Title: Home Aged & The 18 Month Hope
Format: LP
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"The most recent installment of the rare & unheard archival recordings from the transgressive 70s performance art group COUM Transmissions. Founded in late 1969 by Genesis P-Orridge, COUM Transmissions’s provocative performances mixed with visual art solidified the group as one of the most forward thinking breakthroughs within the 70s conceptual art scene. Only in the past couple years has COUM’s recorded works seen the light of day. This release collects various selections spanning the years 1971 through 1975, including a rare live performance opening for Hawkwind, lost radio interview, obtuse poetry readings by early member Fizzey Peat, piano & violin compositions by Genesis P-Orridge and insightful field recordings. Limited to 1,000 vinyl copies." - Dais.

Artist: COUM TRANSMISSIONS
Title: Sugarmorphoses
Format: LP
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"This installment in the COUM story entitled Sugarmorphoses was recorded in 1974 by Genesis P-Orridge within the COUM headquarters, joyfully known as the Ho Ho Funhouse, and is one of the most far-flung, experimental recordings related to COUM. This recording consists of Genesiss candid kitchen recordings of solo broken piano improvisations accompanied by P-Orridges own reel to reel experiments using old tape dating back to 1965, from which a young Neil Megson made countless field recordings and homework dictations. Playful, chaotic, imaginative, and historic. Limited to 1000." - Dais.
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Artist: COUM TRANSMISSIONS
Title: The Sound of Porridge Bubbling
Format: LP
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"(1971) The first in a planned continuing series of lost recordings by COUM Transmissions on Dais. Considered to be COUMs first proper record, but never released due to the fast pace of COUM actions and line-up changes, this bizarre album was shelved and forgotten into the rabbit hole of the P-Orridge With Everything archives. Released for the first time ever, remastered with complete liner notes written by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge. Limited to 500 Copies" - Dais.
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Artist: CULT OF YOUTH
Title: A Stick To Bind, A Seed To Grow
Format: LP
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Full color foil-stamped gatefold LP. Limited to 500 hand numbered copies. The new voice of folk from the shadows of New York City. Edgy and aggressive, gorgeously arranged pagan neo-folk for fans of early Death in June and Strength Through Joy. This will turn heads!" -Dais
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Artist: DBC
Title: Pris
Format: LP
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Blinding white magic in light of the new age opera, the Dangerous Boys Club bring the heat. DBC has the lips of a killer, the unholy choir of the repentant, and the glamour cast from gold. Known for their history in such outfits as Heroin, Antioch Arrow and Get Hustle, their debut album Vril on Fast Weapons awoke followers out of their coma. Dais now brings everyone to the alter with their follow up LP, Pris. Sacramental electro synth-rock mixed with glam violence inducing one into a state of bliss and ecstasy. Not from this world…not of this time, but DBC knows exactly what we needed to hear. Making sure that everything will be alright, just give in to the club. Limited edition of 500, soaked in soul." - Dais.

Artist: DEVIATION SOCIAL
Title: From End To Beginning Vol. 1: Compilation Tracks 1982-1984
Format: LP
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Started in the ashes of the post-industrial scene of San Francisco and continuing onwards until his final performance in 1986, Deviation Social became a obscure cult phenomenon to followers of industrial tape culture of the 1980s. Only self releasing his recordings through his Ppresence label, the Deviation Social output was limited to a handful of tapes (some being less than 20 copies) and one sole 7", all of which fetch $$$ through collectors markets today. This limited release on Dais collects all of Deviation Socials contributions to experimental/noise/industrial cassette compilations throughout the early 80s on such notable labels as Vita Nova, Aeon, Beyond The Pale, and Another Room. Primitive, raw, and powerful....Deviation Social drew on influences & contemporaries such as Throbbing Gristle, SPK and Leather Nun but fused a experimental approach of musique concrete and crude experimentation using analog synthesizers, hollowed drum machines and tribal instruments allowing him to sporadically, at will, create some of the most interesting and unabashed industrial recordings the genre has created. Limited to 500 copies and includes a 8-page LP booklet with original linear notes by Deviation Social and archival zine interviews republished for the first time since their publication." - Dais. Highly recommended!
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Artist: DEVIATION SOCIAL
Title: practices/demo. june-oct.81
Format:
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"During the summer of 1981, a young Art Injeyan attended the now infamous “final transmission” of Throbbing Gristle in San Francisco’s Kezar Pavillion. This concert experience forever changed the fabric of bay area experimental music and sent a sonic riptide through artists such as Injeyan to form their own experimental projects. After this seed had been planted, Injeyan started pulling together a crude, loose arrangement of musical equipment and creating pulsating industrial drones and noise rhythms under his newly coined masthead Deviation Social. Starting in June and wrapping up in October of 1981, Deviation Social had composed his first demo comprised of individual staged practices in his home. To release his demo and later audio / visual works , he founded his own label, Ppresense Records, to release all matters connected to Deviation Social. This demo was only distributed to a select few and limited to a hand-numbered edition of 25 cassettes in late 1981, now making it one of the more rare and sought after early industrial documents.
Dais is proud to reissue this demo in a vinyl format in a limited edition of 250 copies. Hand stamped, numbered and assembled to give homage to the original release and to celebrate the release series between Dais Records and Deviation Social." - Dais.

Artist: DEVIATION SOCIAL
Title: Tempus/Deathwatch “From End to Beginning” Vol. 2
Format: LP
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"One-man industrial outfit, Deviation Social left a scar on the face of the American 80s experimental/noise scene that has mysteriously been left to legend and rumor. Dais previously released the first authorized reissue of Deviation Socials compilation tracks dating back from the early 80s. Here within, Volume 2 compiles the two proper “studio” releases of Deviation Socials checkered past. The destructive Tempus Purgatio Part 7 single and 1982 album cassette Workforce/Deathwatch are finally collected and reissued as a single LP in a edition of 500 with zine booklet with writings and archival images from Deviation Social." - Dais.

Artist: DILLOWAY, AARON
Title: The Gag File (Blue Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
Edition of 400 on blue vinyl. "Hundreds of releases and countless live performances littered the path that lead to 2012s Modern Jester, artist Aaron Dilloways last major artistic statement as a solo artist and one his most well received documents since leaving Wolf Eyes, the prolific noise troupe that Dilloway co-founded in the late 90s with musician Nate Young. Within these pieces, we find a surreal treasure hunt that helps guide us through Dilloways obsessions, neurosis and influences while also developing a splintered maturity of someone with great complexity stumbling through a well thought out, yet totally unplanned “long game” of an artistic career. Since then, Dilloway has been busy collaborating with the likes of Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and Jason Lescalleet, releasing various short form sketches and running his retail outpost, Hanson Records, while slowly working on his next major album, The Gag File.

Introducing itself with the cover image of a posed dummy ready for his yearbook portraiture, The Gag File pick up right where Modern Jester left off; its identity is directly tied to an absurdly uncomfortable head shot that stays permanently fixed in the listeners mind whenever the album is summoned. The opening track, “Ghost”, sets the heartbeat for the record. A rogue pulse that becomes lost in a disjointed, trapdoor loop but becomes even more unorthodox as Dilloway introduces himself through parable of jumbled, confused vocals and phrasing. Past this point, nothing in this record is typical or expected. Sudden, crude cuts from one piece to another and psychotic jumps in fidelity make one rethink the ideas of confusion and desperation as something more abstract rather than visceral. “Karaoke with Cal” and “Its Not Alright” have an intoxicated sense of depression, taking in the worlds problems and regurgitating them back in hopes of finding some enjoyment. That enjoyment seems to be found in the non-music aspect of side Bs long form party field recording, that loops in on itself making sure you never really know when the party begins or ends, regardless of one partygoers claim.

Nods to Dilloways recent live performances have been unusually captured as the song “Inhuman Form Reflected” doubles as a sound portrait of the artists internal struggle with hysteria, but suddenly breaks away from a recorded song into an accidental segue way of someone on the edge. Most hallmarks of Dilloways signature are seemingly here but not firmly imprinted into the recording. Instead, Dilloway used his methods of vocal manipulation and frenzied reference to tell a completely foreign narrative, one that subjects himself to naked uncertainty, audible anxiety and discourse." - Dais.

Artist: EARLY WORM
Title: Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and Thee Early Worm
Format: LP
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"The legendary and never before heard 1968 recordings of Genesis P-Orridge and friends, transfered and mastered from the ORIGINAL tape, sounding better than the actual first (and only) pressed acetate from the Porridge With Everything Archives. Recorded in a roofspace attic during the summer of 1968 by Genesis P-Orridge and friends, and later pressed to a SINGLE acetate in 1969, this recording is probably the most documented (yet never heard) missing piece of musical history in the legacy of COUM Transmissions, Throbbing Gristle, and Psychic TV. We are proud to announce this as our first release, remastered and preserved in a limited vinyl pressing, with liner notes written by Genesis he/r-self." - DAIS. "In 1965, while attending Hull University,[verification needed] Neil subsumed himself into the character of Genesis P-Orridge. He used the name for his first pressed recording, "Early Worm" in 1968 (of which only one copy was pressed), and legally changed his name in 1971. The follow-up to this album of improvisation on homemade instruments, "Catching the Bird" was never released. At this point, the Megson family was living in Solihull, a prosperous town near Birmingham. The attic of the house on Links Drive was not only P-Orridges den but his first sound studio, where "Early Worm" was recorded. According to Genesis P-Orridge, Deroy Sound, the lab where "Early Worm" was pressed, also pressed speeches of Adolf Hitler for serial killer Ian Brady, recorded from radio and television by Brady.[citation needed] The Throbbing Gristle song Very Friendly is about Brady and his partner-in-crime Myra Hindley." -Wikipedia. Limited to 500 numbered copies.
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Artist: FIRST, DAVID
Title: Electronic Works 1976-1977
Format: LP
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"When people associate composer David First with his musical resume, anyone goes straight to his late 70s avant punk band, The Notekillers and their influential 1980 single The Zipper. Prior to his time in the basements of Philadelphia, he had already played in Cecil Taylor’s ensemble and after the Notekillers broke up he moved to New York City in the early 80s, taking root in the downtown NYC avant garde scene. It was there that First honed his craft for experimental composition and ambient drone which still continues to the present day.
Though this narrative made sense, there was a piece missing in the puzzle of First’s musical background. In 1976, two years after playing with Taylor and the year before starting the Notekillers, he enrolled in a class in electronic music at Princeton in the department headed at the time by legendary electronic composer Milton Babbitt.
During his time at Princeton, First was introduced to the classical electronic music studio there, a lonely outpost of the famed Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center which housed one of the very first Buchla 100 series systems acquired by Vladimir Ussachevsky & Otto Luening.
Unfortunately, due to the introduction of digital technology within the music world, this system was left to languish in the studio unattended and nearly forgotten. First fell in love with this equipment and seized the opportunity to compose using the Buchla 100 synthesizer, at first experimenting only with electronic synthesis but later adding in his signature guitar stylings to make these compositions unique to the academic output typical of university music.
Thankfully, these compositions were recorded by First at Princeton on various reel to reel tapes and stored away for over 35 years. It wasn’t until the summer of 2012, when David First and Ryan Martin (of Dais Records) decided to revisit and transfer these reels to compile an album presented here as a selection of genuine, uninhibited exploration into modular electronic synthesis. Limited to an edition of 500 copies with liner notes by David First." - Dais.

Artist: FRANK ALPINE
Title: Night Tripper
Format: 7"
Label: Dais
Country:
Price: $7.00
"Former drummer of enigmatic LA synthpunk outfit New Collapse, Rich Bitch (AKA Frank Alpine) has been privately sharing his solo work with friends over the last few years on cassette. Dais is proud to announce the first vinyl release of these cassette recordings. (Dark ambient / analog synth / coldwave.) Limited to 300 copies." - Dais.

Artist: HUNTING LODGE
Title: Will
Format: LP
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"During some brief encounters in 1981 behind the counter at Full Moon Records in Port Huron, Michigan, record store clerk (and member of local “industrial” band Hate/Grey) Lon Diehl started receiving tapes of self-made amp-noise, feedback and field recordings adorned with disturbing medical images entitled “Screw Machine” from regular customer Richard Skott. Instantly, Diehl and Skott struck up a friendship over their appreciation of Throbbing Gristle, SPK and Dome. During this time, Diehl was producing the music fanzine “Smarm”, but due to the sudden change of artistic direction and collaboration, both Diehl and Skott started a new imprint which would become the legendary S/M Operations, home to their new experimental/ industrial project Hunting Lodge.
Hunting Lodges initial foray into musical performance during the Summer of 1982 involved both members to enlist the assistance of Karl Nordstrom, while Nordstroms brother Thomas aided the band in their visual art realizations. Soon after, Hunting Lodge played their first show on September 9, 1982 at the now infamous Harrington Ballroom in Port Huron which was released as a private edition cassette that same year. After this performance, Hunting Lodge recorded their much-coveted “23 Minutes of Murder” cassette, though soon thereafter Karl Nordstrom left the band, leaving the line up to consist of the original core two members.
Upon the request of Andreas Muller of the German label Datenverarbeitung to record extra material for the Exhumed cassette, Hunting Lodge started to regularly record material and in the coming months would pull together tracks that would become their first full-length album entitled “Will”. Drawing references from Crowley, Nietzsche and G. Gordon Liddy, Hunting Lodge collaged together industrial percussion patterns, live recordings, early sketches and synthesized noise into nine compositions which also included vocal appearances by Andreas Muller, Francisco Lopez and Masami Akita a.k.a. Merzbow. The final product would serve as a blueprint for later generations of industrial noise music and plant the influential seed for the years later Michigan noise output.
Dais Records is proud to release the official vinyl reissue of Hunting Lodge “”Will”. Fully remastered to its original sonic standards by Michael Rozon." - Dais.

Artist: ICEAGE
Title: New Brigade (Black Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Its not often that you hear a perfect record. Or a record created with such honesty and energy that it makes you drop absolutely everything, listen intently, and then completely readjust your outlook on music. With an average age of 17, this Copenhagen quartet has somehow managed to redefine our perception entirely, and we love it. Uncontrived, pure – this record is a youthful assault of downer no-wave hardcore, wise beyond its years. Dais is proud to unveil Iceage here in the States with our special limited edition LP of their first album “New Brigade”. Our version contains two exclusive bonus tracks, and comes with a 4-page foldout lyric and photo insert, in a hand-numbered thick stock matte sleeve with gloss overlaid artwork. Limited to 500 copies on black vinyl" - Dais.
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Artist: ICEAGE
Title: New Brigade (Red Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"Its not often that you hear a perfect record. Or a record created with such honesty and energy that it makes you drop absolutely everything, listen intently, and then completely readjust your outlook on music. With an average age of 17, this Copenhagen quartet has somehow managed to redefine our perception entirely, and we love it. Uncontrived, pure – this record is a youthful assault of downer no-wave hardcore, wise beyond its years. Dais is proud to unveil Iceage here in the States with our special limited edition LP of their first album “New Brigade”. Our version contains two exclusive bonus tracks, and comes with a 4-page foldout lyric and photo insert, in a hand-numbered thick stock matte sleeve with gloss overlaid artwork." - Dais. 200 copies on red vinyl.
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Artist: ICEAGE
Title: New Brigade (White Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"Its not often that you hear a perfect record. Or a record created with such honesty and energy that it makes you drop absolutely everything, listen intently, and then completely readjust your outlook on music. With an average age of 17, this Copenhagen quartet has somehow managed to redefine our perception entirely, and we love it. Uncontrived, pure – this record is a youthful assault of downer no-wave hardcore, wise beyond its years. Dais is proud to unveil Iceage here in the States with our special limited edition LP of their first album “New Brigade”. Our version contains two exclusive bonus tracks, and comes with a 4-page foldout lyric and photo insert, in a hand-numbered thick stock matte sleeve with gloss overlaid artwork." - Dais. 300 copies on white vinyl.

Artist: ITALIAN HORN
Title: The Bells of Spring
Format: LP
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"12"debut from Italian Horn, a solo project of New York City writer Anthony Pappalardo (Radio Silence, Live Suburbia). Continuing the home recording tradition of My Dad is Dead, East River Pipe and Sebadoh, The Bells Of Spring channels equal parts GBV, Bailterspace and Flying Saucer Attack. …synth and subtle noise intertwine with short strummed songs selected with washed out shoegaze reverb guitar creating direct but layered soundscapes. Cover collage created by Robert Pollard (Guided By Voices) and limited to 300 copies." - Dais.

Artist: KING & BROWN SIERRA, ANDREW
Title: The Kraken
Format: LP
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Andrew King, along with collaborators Brown Sierra, send forth a follow-up EP to last years folk diamond Thalassocracy. The Kraken sounds like a traditional maritime shanty ripped from historys pages, laced with experimental beauty, electronic hisses, and static. Andrews own background as one of the primary members of Sol Invictus (alongside Tony Wakeford) and The Triple Tree mixed with his studies of ancient English folklore forged with Brown Sierras epic electronic noise instrumentation make this release one to be anticipated and easily one of the most remembered folk recordings of the past year. Limited to 500 hand-numbered copies. With insert." -Dais

Artist: KING DUDE
Title: Burning Daylight
Format: LP
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Last years release of King Dudes debut full-length masterpiece, Love, saw a beautiful vision of what was in store for the future…and that future is now. Dais is humbled and proud to be working again with Mr. Cowgill to bring forth Burning Daylight, the newest edition to the King Dude canon. Coal dust spirituals mined from the haunting backwoods landscape of the Pacific Northwest. Stories of the constant struggle of mans turbulent affair with his Lord and the Devil. Burning Daylight produces a maturity and direction that in unparalleled…showing us the word, the way and the light. Released as a limited edition vinyl LP in old-style foil embossed jackets with exclusive artwork by T.J. Cowgill." - Dais.
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Artist: KING DUDE
Title: Love
Format: LP
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Dark pagan-fueled folk wrapped tight with outsider Americana, steeped in themes of love, death and redemption. …an atmosphere filled with hope and salvation, drawing sound influence akin to Death In June & Sol Invictus but sewing together a hybrid of true folk tradition alongside Woody Guthrie and Johnny Cash. Limited to 500 hand-numbered copies.  Records come in thick die-cut cardstock sleeves revealing beautiful inner sleeve printed artwork beneath.  Designed & conceived by T.J. Cowgill." - Dais.
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Artist: KING DUDE
Title: You Can Break My Heart
Format: 7"
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"KING DUDE returns hot of the heels of his prolific debut album Love, giving listeners a preview of two new tracks poetically titled You Can Break My Heart (which will be featured on his upcoming full-length Burning Daylight on Dais Records this summer). An exclusive unreleased b-side of "Devils Tail" wraps up the old world backyard gospel that King Dude has cemented himself in over the past year. Serves tribute to both sides of the coin, both sides work equally, paying service to the ones well never understand. Complemented with reverent artwork by TJ COWGILL. Limited to 500 copies." -Dais.
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Artist: LORD FOUL
Title: Killing Raping Burning/The Devils Advocate
Format: LP
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"This an absolute time capsule of blasphemous American Black Metal, a collection of the only material (two demo cassettes) ever recorded by Louisville, Kentuckys LORD FOUL between 1993 and 1994, whos only member "ROACH" played and recorded every instrument. A hateful document from the early metal underground! This vinyl is a single-sided etched art edition, with beautiful artwork by BRYAN BURK of Dark Horse Tattoo carved into the B-side. ..comes in a thick cardstock matte finish sleeve with new foil embossed artwork (Also by Burk.)" - Dais.

Artist: LUNDVALL, TOR
Title: Sleeping and Hiding
Format: LP
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"This is a very special release for us, having admired Tors artwork and music since first hearing him over a decade ago! Originally recorded in 2005 and intended as the third and final chapter in the series which included the beautiful albums "Last Light" and "Empty City", Dais Records is proud to release the latest album from Ghost Ambient composer Tor Lundvall: "Sleeping and Hiding". Dark and beautiful soundtracks for afternoon daydreams and moonlit forest walks. Limited to 500 hand numbered editions." - Dais. "Sleeping And Hiding (or two things Im very good at) was recorded in what seemed like the blink of an eye during the Spring of 2005 and then shelved while I concentrated on other projects. I originally intended this album to be the third and final chapter in the series which also included "Last Light" and "Empty City". Listening to it now, however, I feel this album stands alone in its own unique space. Musically, its an enitrely vocal effort and somewhat more song oriented than my previous releases. Several of the tracks were inspired by evening drives through the woods, watching the copper-pink sunlight reflecting off bright yellow-green blossoms. Other tracks were inspired by specific events, such as Falling Trees which was recorded after my next door neighbor cut down all of the oaks in her backyard, forever changing the view from my porch. The Dead Period is a personal favorite which describes a space I still find myself falling into. The final track Sleeping manages to conjure up the precise atmosphere of one of my earliest childhood memories: Lying in bed during a bright afternoon as the strange sounds outside lulled me to sleep." -Tor Lundvall
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Artist: LUNDVALL, TOR
Title: The Seaons Unfold
Format: 4 CD Box Set
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $27.00
"This release contains Tor Lundvalls three epic original Winter, Spring, and Summer albums “Ice”, “The Mist”, and “Under the Shadows of Trees” remastered, repackaged, and with 10 unheard bonus tracks across all three. Also included is the new Autumn collection, “Turning” – which features the ambient tracks from “Autumn Calls” plus six unreleased pieces and alternate mixes recorded between 1992 and 1993. (For full details on the bonus material see our homepage posting from Tor!) Matte finish box with gloss-overlaid artwork, containing art booklet and 4 CDs with 83 tracks in total." - Dais.
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Artist: LUNDVALL, TOR
Title: The Shipyard
Format: LP
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Tor Lundvall has graced us with yet another remarkable album this year. Previously, Lundvall had introduced himself to Dais with his masterpiece album Sleeping & Hiding and struck lightning twice with the resilient The Seasons Unfold box set and now we are humbled to be crafting the strings with the curation of his most recent effort. The Shipyard was recorded during the dramatic season change-over of 09/10, during which time Lundvall was immersing himself in portrait studies of local maritime themes and nautical life at the docks. This instrumental collection of songs composed the soundtrack to the final renderings of these conceptional ideas put side by side, for which semblance he is most know for. Limited to 500 hand numbered vinyl copies (comes with a free MP3 download coupon) with artwork by Tor Lundvall." -Dais.
"In the Autumn of 1990, I documented a handful of spontaneous audio experiments on a portable tape recorder. One of these pieces was a quiet instrumental entitled In a Shipyard. I worked on a few variations over the following months and then I put the track to rest, hoping to expand on the idea at some point in the future. Almost 20 years later, I finally started recording an album based on the themes and images this old track evoked.
The Shipyard in Winter was the first new recording to take shape. This track was constructed around the soft, mechanical loop I used in my original demos. I then altered the loop to construct The Shipyard at Dawn and The Shipyard at Night, both of which appear on the album. The Shipyard in Winter and another out-take entitled Safety in Grey were released on the Tursa compilation “With Friends Like These” in 2010.
The nautical and industrial sounds on the album were created from scratch and come from some surprising sources. The distant, sluggish melody on Under Snow Conditions is actually a slowed down fragment of distorted piano from Blankets of Snow (an out-take from the “Ice” sessions). The two final tracks, Blue Rain Ships and Grey Rain Ships, were constructed by running randomly overlapping tape loops from my archives, so there is an element of chance in these pieces.
“The Shipyard” is my first entirely instrumental album since “Empty City”. Like that previous album, the recordings continue to explore my fascination with man made structures interacting with their natural surroundings. The music has a strong sense of place and it recalls the atmospheres and landscapes I had hoped to capture so many years ago." -Tor Lundvall
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Artist: MISSING FOUNDATION
Title: 1933 Your House Is Mine
Format: LP
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"The cacophonic dischord of Missing Foundation and the prophetic vision of Peter Missing culminated into a follow up album following their legendary self-titled debut which was collected under the banner as 1933 Your House Is Mine. This sophomore effort was brought about in 1988 as a means to educate the forgotten and venerate their followers using brash performance tactics and industrial rhythm to rally their cause. An industrial soundtrack of urban protest, Missing Foundation found their voice, garnishing attention from the mainstream as well as being lauded by underground. The cultural divide had been marked with Missing Foundations flipping martini glass signature declaring that the party was over. After being out of print for almost 25 years, Dais has reissued this legendary recording in a limited edition of 500 copies." - Dais.

Artist: MISSING FOUNDATION
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"In the 1980s, New York City was a dismal wasteland filled with urban decay and creative miracles. It was only a matter of time before the suits saw an investment opportunity, with cash in hand they bought off NYC and started the criminal gentrification of downtown New York, sterilizing any sense of culture and fumigating all residents deemed financially worthless. This kind of invasion brought the perfect storm in the form of Missing Foundation. Founded by Peter Missing in the early 80s, Missing Foundation and their “Partys Over” logo challenged the governing trends of NYC, pouring gasoline on the tinderbox of the class war taking place on the city streets. Known for their hostile and fiery performances (and infamous ban from CBGBs in the late 80s), Missing Foundation left a scorched mark behind and started a movement still felt in the underground community today. Their debut album was originally released on Purge/Sound in 1987 and now Dais is honored to being reissuing this masterpiece of industrial folklore to a new generation who forgot where it started. Countless thanks to Erik Proft and Bill Cashman for all their help in making this happen. Limited to 500 copies." - Dais.

Artist: P-ORRIDGE, GENESIS & STAN BINGO
Title: Whats History
Format: LP
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Originally released as a cassette on the cryptic Austrian tape label, Nekrophile, in 1983, this simplistic experimental recording was a industrial classic ahead of its time.  Recorded in 1981 in the Hackney bedroom of Genesis P-Orridge, who at this point was romping through his final months in seminal industrial act Throbbing Gristle. Done as a spur of the improvisational moment, Genesis was accompanied by then TG documentarian Stan Bingo (a.k.a. director Dan Landin) to try out some new equipment and spun into a unplanned composition.  This original recording, due to the scarcity of its original format was somewhat forgotten, only to be coveted by collectors.  This vinyl LP is an authorized reissue by both artists and limited to 500 copies." -Dais.

Artist: PRICE, SETH
Title: Army Jacket
Format: LP
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"For the unaware, Seth Price is an conceptual visual artist who lives and works in New York, considered by most to be one of the most interesting and thought-provoking artists to currently be at work. His sculpture, video and painting has been exhibited internationally at venues including the Tate London and the Museum of Modern Art, while gracing the cover of Art Forum last year, as well as countless other publications. Price has been working in sound and music for number of years; though most recordings were controlled under hyper-limited releases through select galleries worldwide. This special reissue LP release gathers and remasters tracks recorded between 2000 and 2002 and originally released on a limited edition CD through the Reena Spaulings Art Gallery, collected under the title of “Army Jacket”. This limited reissue LP contains an exclusive edit and remaster of his seminal avant-pop masterpiece by Seth Price featuring new, exclusive artwork by Price. Limited to 500 copies." - Dais.

Artist: PRURIENT
Title: Wrapped In the Flame of Illusion, Masked In the Clay of Behavior
Format: Double 7"
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Recorded within the bleak transitional period immediately prior to the sessions that would now become known as Bermuda Drain, Dominick Fernow sketched out four compositions which can only be framed as “ambient power electronics”. Some of Fernows most destitute works to date, this release captures Prurient at its most vulnerable and sedate, reflective and rapt. Compositions that throw away that past decade of experience, only to start at the foundation of his art. Uniquely different from anything previous by Prurient and never to be repeated. Original exclusive cover art collage by artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge. Limited to 500 copies." - Dais.

Artist: PSYCHIC TV/PTV3
Title: Mr. Alien Brain Vs. The Skinwalkers
Format: Double LP
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"Psychic TV / PTV3 returns with Mr Alien Brain vs. The Skinwalkers! A collection of ALL new material from various sessions. This beautiful full color packaging with insert holds TWO multi-colored marbled slabs of vinyl that feature THREE tracks not available on the CD version. Limited to 500." -Dais
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Artist: SIGHTINGS
Title: Amusers and Puzzlers
Format: LP
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"After the release of their well-received ninth studio album, Terribly Well, and their successful month long European tour in 2013, Sightings did the unexpected and quietly disbanded without notice or explanation. More than 15 years in the trenches and making a mess throughout New York City, the band made more of a polarizing impact to formalized underground music that most of their peers. Sightings would have been a national treasure if the whole country was laid to waste in Armageddon.

During the sessions that birthed Terribly Well, a complimentary album was recorded in tandem which, while not intended to be their final statement, produced the jaded epilogue from the mouth of experimental rocks most lasting monolith. Amusers and Puzzlers is the schizophrenic culmination of their brand of damaged rock. Isolated noise patterns shifted from Mark Morgans unorthodox guitar patterns sewn up from his nervous, scattered vocal phrasing. Richard Hoffmans stampede-like momentum on bass slammed against Jon Lockies drum triggers made the past couple decades crash into itself. Limited to 500 copies with cover art/design by Bill Nace (Body/Head) and comes with a MP3 download card." - Dais.

Artist: SIGHTINGS
Title: Terribly Well
Format: LP
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"The noise rock parade that defies definition, set out on a mission of pure volume worship that is the post-decade pilgrimage of NY-based Sightings. After eight instinctive albums, the Sightings guys show no mercy with endless annihilation of their newest material on Terribly Well. All parts destruction measured against their abrasive songwriting. Jagged, collapsing rhythm based mayhem, guitars that can be mistaken for a freight train being ripped for scrap metal, only to be held together with panic stricken bass patterns that keep their voice from the edge of insanity. An accessible album for the unacceptable; their finest record to date. Each song saws through the humanity, taking no hostages with this hectic industrial rock masterpiece. Edition of 500. Includes download code." -Dais.

Artist: SPAHN RANCH
Title: Back To The Wood
Format: LP
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Somewhere in the dusky afterglow of the 80s Detroit underground, Brad Horowitz and Odell Nails stumble into the live show of local post-punk outfit Grief Factory, fronted by the enigmatic singer Bob Sterner. Unbeknownst to these three players, this encounter would lay the groundwork for the formation of one of Detroits most preeminent musical secrets, Spahn Ranch.

Blending the moody goth minimalism of their art-punk predecessors with the unique lo-fi drone intuition that had forsaken most hardcore punk audiences, Spahn Ranch became a staple curiosity in Detroit, opening for one of Jesus & Mary Chains first North American shows, and always searching for their place within the 80s underground circuit. In 1986, the bands singular album output entitled “Thickly Settled” was released on Insight Records run by kindred spirit Eric Cope...the front man of seminal 80s post-punk outfit Glorious Din and publisher of the likeminded fanzine Wiring Dept. After the albums initial release, Spahn Ranch would take on bassist Hobey Echlin and perform alongside countless luminaries such as Killing Joke, Swans and Psychic TV.

Once the decade came to a dramatic close, Spahn Ranchs brief touring stints would wind down to a halt and their ranks dispersed into the various avenues of adult life, taking with it the memories and experiences of its reserved members. Sadly, the year 2008 brought with it the passing of singer Bob Sterner, leaving the legacy of Spahn Ranch to its surviving cast. 30 years after the creation of “Thickly Settled,” Dais Records releases this recent compendium of the bands work, which celebrates their impact and reinterprets their output for a current audience. “Back to the Wood” is a collection of previously unreleased studio recordings, cassette rarities and select tracks from the long out of print “Thickly Settled” LP, all remastered and supervised by Odell Nails and Brad Horowitz with exclusive liner notes from now rock music journalist Hobey Echlin, along with rare photos and other ephemera, released digitally and in a limited edition of 100 copies on yellow vinyl and 400 standard black vinyl." - Dais.

Artist: TAZARTES, GHEDALIA
Title: Diasporas
Format: LP
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Originally recorded in 1977 with a limited pressing in 1979 on the underground French label Cobalt, Ghédalia Tazartès debut album, Diasporas, quietly fell into the catacombs of avant-garde obscurity.  Tazartès himself, (a strange, nomadic character) played upon myths and legends about his existence and sounds – making him somewhat of a lost legend, trapped between a modern time and a surreal, simple age.  Inclusion of Diasporas on Steve Stapletons famed “Nurse With Wound List” only added fuel to the fire of this legendary album.  Traditional Parisian folk, frightening tape loops, and gypsy incantations …. Truly one of the most fascinating and mysterious albums ever created. Remastered from the original source tapes from Ghédalia Tazartès, an official reissue LP limited to 500 hand-numbered copies." - Dais.  
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Artist: TURMAN, ROBERT
Title: Way Down
Format: LP
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Originally released as a small run cassette in 1987, only to fall into tape label obscurity, Robert Turmans industrial genre-bending masterpiece album Way Down finally has been excavated for a proper vinyl reissue after twenty-three years in the shadows. This album solidifies Turman as a cut above the rest with respect to his talent and his natural ear for experimental composition. Turman first came onto the industrial scene in the late 70s as the ominous other half of legendary noise outfit NON, alongside Boyd Rice, together releasing the now classic first NON single, Mode of Infection/Knife Ladder 7″ in 1977. After parting ways, Turman went on an excursion of self-released cassettes to which he fused every possible influence at his disposal, culling together past habits of experimental know-how and going forward into uncharted terrain. After his previous experimental efforts included on his Flux release in 1981, and even later in the prolific Chapter Eleven boxset, Turman turned the tables with the creation of Way Down, using synthesizer arrangements and drum machines alongside guitar solos, piano chords, tape loops and primitive sampling to create a whole new concoction of dance-like minimal synth blended together with the industrial darkwave noise he was mostly known for. After almost vanishing from the music scene, Turman resurfaced in 2005, teaming up with seminal noise musician Aaron Dilloway to not only reissue previous recordings, but to record and perform once again with new releases out on Hanson and Medusa. This vinyl reissue of Way Down serves as the blueprint of what Turman sought to render as a very accessible minimal synth/industrial album, yet keeping it just obtuse enough to make it one of the most brilliant and engaging albums to be ushered into the canon of 80s experimental culture. Numbered, limited edition of 500. Includes a glossy insert with new notes by Turman." -Dais
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Artist: TWIN STUMPS
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"THIS IS A BRUTAL RAW MINDFUCK OF A NOISE/HARDCORE RECORD. If youve been at a Brooklyn basement party around 2AM recently sweating in the dark, then you may have also been at a Twin Stumps show. Put the Brainbombs, Cabaret Voltaire, and No Trend in a blender and youve come somewhat close to their sound... Debut LP on DAIS. Limited to 300 hand numbered copies." - Dais.
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Artist: YORK FACTORY COMPLAINT
Title: Apology
Format: LP
Label: Dais
Country: USA
Price: $28.00
"Brooklyn based industrial outfit York Factory Complaint has been chipping out a unusual existence over the past 4 years. With a variety of limited edition releases on labels such as Hanson Records, House of Alchemy, Cae-Sur-a, Acid Casualty and Robert & Leopold, York Factory Complaint took time away from the world to record a full length LP in the summer of 2010. Engineered by Kris Lapke (Alberich / Northern Cross) and recorded underneath the departed Hospital Productions, this LP stood as a document of a band in transition and ideas at their most abrasive. Features members of Veins, Twin Stumps, DeTrop & Home Blitz. Hand made edition of 100 copies featuring artwork by visual artist Michael Yaniro." - Dais.

Artist: JOHNNY MOPED
Title: Cycledelic
Format: LP
Label: Damaged Goods
Country: UK
Price: $22.00
"Damaged Goods present a reissue of Johnny Mopeds Cycledelic, originally released in April of 1978. Described by Jon Savage in his book Englands Dreaming (1991) as "certainly one of the more curious albums to emerge from the first wave of UK punk. Moped was a clumsy singer even by the standards of early British punk, given to moaning and gurgling when he couldnt think of something to say, and guitarist Slimy Toad had chops and wasnt afraid to show them, so some of the longer songs like Maniac and 3D Time veer off into what sounds like a thugs version of prog-rock. And even when the band did tear into something short, fast, and loud, they sounded like 60s pop gone mad on speed; Cycledelic may be one of the only albums from punks first wave that displays almost no audible Ramones influence. But if the Mopeds were following a path all their own, they were clearly having a lot of fun doing it. Johnny Moped was a little too odd to serve as a true every kid, but the absurd brilliance of the best moments on Cycledelic are a shining example of the punk credo that anyone could do it -- and that sometimes amazing things could emerge from unexpected places." - Damaged Goods.

Artist: PSYCHIC FARE
Title: The Slow Drag
Format: CDR
Label: Damaged Restrooms
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"Blazing living room budget psych from this mysterious mid-90s Humboldt County trio, with ties to the Plague Lounge (featured Six Organs of Admittances Ben Chasny). This release is steeped in old weird America monsters like Vertical Slit and Half Machine Lip Moves, as well as great NZ jams like Wreck Small Speakers on Expensive Stereos, Dead Cs Runway cassette and other "weve smoked as much as we possibly can" basement classics." -Damaged Restrooms, Numbered edition of 97.

Artist: AMBARCHI & ELI KESZLER, OREN
Title: Alps
Format: LP
Label: Dancing Wayang
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
"Dancing Wayang Records is thrilled to announce the imminent release of the labels ninth album -- Alps by Oren Ambarchi & Eli Keszler; a fresh yet seemingly inevitable collaboration of two musicians kicking against limits and genre definitions, recorded and presented with a similar disregard for anything but quality. Alps was recorded in June 2013 at Eastcote Studios in London. Thereafter mixed by frequent Ambarchi associate Joe Talia in Melbourne and mastered by Rashad Becker in Berlin, it comes pressed on 180 gram black virgin vinyl housed in the labels traditional hand-screenprinted wrap-around sleeves featuring cover art by Eli Keszler. Liner notes come courtesy of U.S. musician C. Spencer Yeh (Burning Star Core). Two vinyl-side-long pieces that mix improv, noise, rock, and drone, this is never an easy listen but always a compelling one. Both musicians are compulsive collaborators, with individual oeuvres that span all those genres and others yet to be labeled, and this album reflects and distills their hard-working heritage. They have a similar approach to questioning the fundamentals and exploring the sonic properties of their chosen instruments in a way that is informed by musical theory and learning but manifests itself in a defiantly non-academic, visceral and physical sound, both in intent and experience. Listening to Alps is a discomforting, uneasy and massively rewarding exercise, which denies the listener any steady ground on which to stand. This is evident from the moment that "Alps I" kicks off with piercing bowed cymbals. Percussive elements emerge from deep in the mix, drums without rhythm nor meter. Background and foreground shift tectonically and queasily. A chopping helicopter pulse hovers omnipresently over the battlefield of attacking drums and splintery bass beneath. It is a liquescent, rolling, never-still 20 minutes of multiple musical narratives. From the outset side B upholds the intensity. The conflagration of "Alps II" comes off like a tribute to classic Japanese psych; guitar proudly and consistently in the red, tsunamis of drum rolls. It has a defiant crudeness and rawness to its attack, which belies the intelligence needed to create such a rough-edged sound, the deftness needed to keep the truck-driving momentum on the road. 500 copies worldwide limited edition, pressed on 180 gram vinyl." - Dancing Wayang.

Artist: ASTRAL SOCIAL CLUB
Title: Plug Music Ramoon
Format: LP
Label: Dancing Wayang
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
"Dancing Wayang Records are proud to present the new studio-recorded, full-length album by Neil Campbells Astral Social Club. Featuring two tracks of fearless sonic bliss and two long journeys to a state of sustained ecstasy Plug Music Ramoon was recorded in one day on analogue 2" tape. This limited edition LP comes housed in a gorgeous hand-printed silkscreen sleeve, with insert. Sequenced in chronological order on the LP as the tracks were recorded in the studio, the opener Flamingo Moon takes off into outer space. Its a gentle start to the impending Astral chaos as the rambunctious Punk Rocker / Mug Cracker noisily propels itself and its passengers forwards. This 14-minute showdown is divided into two parts with the loose, drum-led Punk Rocker submerging into the swooping sonics of the Mug Cracker. Side 2 introduces a playful element into the spiral density with percussive sticks and bells providing a tribal backdrop for resonant electronics, keyboard odysseys and some experimental vocal work from helmsman Neil Campbell. After a wild solar adventure, the album culminates in Ramoon Ramoon, a considered and tight improvisation that steers the Club homeward. Whilst Club member John Clyde-Evanss laptop contributions provide much of the backbone groove of the album, Stewart Keith adds light and shade on a variety of keyboards and toys. But its Campbells dense guitars that thicken the very stem of these four tracks and leads his Astral Social Club to conjure up his dreams and visions. Neil Campbell is a stalwart of the UK experimental music scene who began making music in the early 1980s. Originally a member of loose improvisational collective A-Band, he established himself more firmly in the 90s as a founding member of Vibracathedral Orchestra. Campbell utilizes guitars, electronics, vocals and laptop generated and manipulated sounds in his freeform improvisations. In 2005, he embarked on his solo project Astral Social Club often drawing on the talents of kindred spirits. Stewart Keith is a long-time friend and collaborator of Neil Campbell and one of the main members of Nottinghams the A-Band playing free drone and high-energy rock music and championing an un-tutored, elemental and almost primitive approach to music making. John Clyde-Evans, aka Tirath Singh Nirmala, has played with artists such as Richard Youngs and Vibracathedral Orchestra contributing computer generated sounds, electronics and violin. Limited 500 copies, numbered." -Dancing Wayang

Artist: BORBETOMAGUS
Title: The Eastcote Studios Session
Format: LP
Label: Dancing Wayang
Country: UK
Price: $25.00
“Dancing Wayang present a new and rare studio album by US noise legends Borbetomagus titled The Eastcote Studios Session. Recorded in 2014, it unites fire-breathing saxophonists Jim Sauter, Don Dietrich and face-flaying guitarist Donald Miller whom together summon one of their most forceful yet detailed sonic onslaughts to date. The bulk of Borbetomagus releases over the last forty years have been taken from live recordings. This particular workout, however, took place in the eponymous studio in London and was captured, mixed and mastered with exacting care and attention. That means all the amps lived to tell the tale. It means that the listener can really focus on just what is going on in this music, the individual elements that form the unique "what the...?" that is the Borbetomagus experience. Not that this record isnt monolithic. Its as dense and slab-like on first approach as the vinyl its pressed on, initially impenetrable and resistant. But thats monolithic as in an Ayler solo, a Bomb Squad production, or a Hijokaidan live meltdown. Or indeed like the structure in Kubricks 2001. Get close, there are whole worlds in here. It takes serious improv chops and acute listening to carve the detail deep throughout the red meter levels that youll find in this music. Sauter, Dietrich and Miller have been playing together more than long enough to take their music to that level and beyond. It is a work by musicians who know their instruments and how much they can subvert, distort and reverse engineer them and keep them sounding just the way they want. This studio recording is a new kind of peak. In Jim Sauters own words: "This is unlike anything weve ever recorded before." Borbetomagus are Jim Sauter (sax), Don Dietrich (sax) and Donald Miller (electric guitar). They have played together since 1979 and have released over 30 albums, cassettes and 7"s. The trio cast a seething, many-tentacled shadow of influence over the Japanese and American noise scenes and stand as wild, brutish brethren to many of our finest European improvisers. Merciless, undeniable and monstrously beautiful. Housed in Dancing Wayangs customary hand-screenprinted wrap-around sleeve featuring an explosive collage designed by renowned British artist Richard Wilson. Liner notes by Edwin Pouncey (Savage Pencil, The Wire). 180 gram vinyl in an edition of 500.” - Dancing Wayang.

Artist: CORSANO, CHRIS & JOHN EDWARDS
Title: Tsktsking
Format: LP
Label: Dancing Wayang
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
"TSKTSKING is the first duo album by London-based double bassist John Edwards and US drummer extraordinaire Chris Corsano. The album was recorded at Eastcote Studios, London in December 2008. Limited to 500 copies it comes housed in hand screenprinted wrap-around sleeves. The accompanying insert features exclusive and humerous liner notes written by UK sax pioneer Evan Parker. Defying the drum and basss classic roles as rhythm instruments, Edwards and Corsanos TSKTSKING is a beautifully melodic album. At times Corsanos drumset sounds like its got strings whilst Edwardss double bass takes its fair share of scrapes and slaps. Extended passages explore the most subtle and some unexpected sounds that can be summoned from metal and timber. Equally, possessed progressions and untamed eruptions of energy and power are conjured up. These two musicians prey and pounce on their instruments like its their last chance." -Dancing Wayang

Artist: COURTIS/AARON MOORE, ALAN
Title: Bring Us Some Honest Food
Format: LP
Label: Dancing Wayang
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
"Pressed on 180-gram vinyl; housed in Dancing Wayangs customary hand-screenprinted wrap-around sleeve featuring a bold potato-print design by the labels own Anna Tjan. Exclusive liner notes courtesy of Tom Recchion (Smegma, Los Angeles Free Music Society). Dancing Wayang is thrilled to release Bring Us Some Honest Food, a collaboration between Argentine guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Alan Courtis and Brooklyn-based British drummer Aaron Moore. Recorded at Londons Fish Factory Studio in 2014, it sees both musicians explore sounds and instruments far beyond their regular guitar and drums setups, utilizing anything from grand piano and balafon to metal lampshades and wooden staircases. Courtis (formerly Anla Courtis) co-founded Argentine power trio Reynols, and has collaborated and performed with Kawabata Makoto, Oren Ambarchi, Lasse Marhaug, and many more; Moore has détourned music most regularly as part of Volcano the Bear, who came to attention in the late 1990s through their imaginative live performances and recorded output. Bring Us Some Honest Food merges and develops the postal collaboration techniques of their previous releases; this is music created in real time, face-to-face in London, then layered and collaged afterward by (digital) post across continents to produce the intricate découpage effect heard here. It is a disorienting experience to listen deeply to this music. These lengthy pieces sound densely structured and composed with the precision of a Glenn Gould tape edit, but with a seat-of-yr-pants improv feel that brings the threat of collapse and chaos. In that sense it echoes krautrock pioneers going crazy with tape and razor blades decades ago, with a similarly kosmische expansiveness, but filtered through a wealth of avant knowledge and praxis. In short, neither salon nor sweat-pit, though informed by both. Bring Us Some Honest Food is all noir and shadow. The slammed piano chords of "Portions of Honesty" are repeated maddeningly, feeling like the shadow of Nosferatu creeping up the stairs. The muted trumpet of "Dishonest Dessert" accrues portentousness over 20 minutes, echoing the ever-more-insistent piano. Throughout the album sounds drift in and out, from foreground to background, cut off, backwards. Vocals are muffled, distorted; recognizable sounds redacted. The listeners ears skitter across the stereo envelope like an extra-wired sentry on guard duty. This is an involving, demanding, rewarding, and immersive album. Chance encounters are mercifully all around us but while all are welcome few are as serendipitous as this bizarre and blessed encounter of Brooklyn and Buenos Aires, and now London." - Dancing Wayang.

Artist: DIRECTING HAND
Title: What Put The Blood
Format: LP
Label: Dancing Wayang
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
"Dancing Wayang record label is based a short distance from the Honest Jons hood, in Eastcote Studios. Sessions for the label are released in a limited run of 500 LP copies packaged in hand screenprinted sleeves. The second and latest release, Directing Hands What Put The Blood, blends free jazz with chilling folk. With drums, harp and wordless vocals and interpretations of traditional English folk songs. The band is Lavinia Blackwall on vocals and Alex Neilson on drums. Alex has worked with Rochard Youngs (who features on the Honest Jons album Migrating Bird), Bonnie Prince Billy and Baby Dee. Lavinia is a classically-trained singer in early music and is a member of The Pendulums. This is her debut with Directing Hand." - Dancing Wayang

Artist: EVANS, PETER
Title: Beyond Civilized and Primitive
Format: LP
Label: Dancing Wayang
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
"2011 release. The new solo album by American maverick trumpeter Peter Evans, titled Beyond Civilized and Primitive after a thought-provoking essay by philosopher Ran Prieur, is a heavyweight pressing and comes housed in hand-screenprinted wrap-around sleeves, featuring the forceful brushwork of 15-year-old artist Owen Gould. Recorded during two sessions at Eastcote Studios, London, this album sees Evans push into uncharted territory by utilizing the recording facilities as compositional tools. Overdubbing and looping are the two significant techniques employed here to expand on Evans already boundary-pushing musical exploits. The opening track, entitled "complexity, change, invention, stability, giving, freedom, and both the past and the future" starts the album off in a quiet and concentrated, even demanding way, exploring space and minute sounds. "History Is Broken," a 12-minute circular breathing piece performed at breakneck speed, picks up the tempo and puts both Evans and the listeners stamina to the test. In these first two tracks alone, Evans pushes his instrument and his lungs to its opposite extremes. Hand-numbered limited edition of 500 copies with insert." - Dancing Wayang.

Artist: GUSTAFSSON, MATS
Title: Needs!
Format: LP
Label: Dancing Wayang
Country: UK
Price: $28.00
"Needs! is the brand new heavyweight album from heavyweight saxman Mast Gustafsson. The studio album comes housed in the customary Dancing Wayang hand silk screened sleeve, this time featuring artwork by Austrian artist Mathias Poschl and with liner notes by Jim ORourke. On Needs! Gustafsson uses the studio setting to produce unexpected and surprising results, pushing his playing into unchartered territories. The LP features Mats baritone, but also the slide saxophone (a rare antique instrument) as well as a small selection of live power electronics. He combines the acoustic sounds of his saxophones with these amplified sounds, mixing them as overdubs as well as live improvisations. The raw and muscular approach to blowing that has made Gustaffson the unbound force he has become can be experienced in its naked and most vital form on this LP. From gasping to rasping to tongue slapping, nothing smoothes over the up-close physicality of conjuring sounds from his saxophones. The brass resonates as Gustafssons lungs whistle with tension and release. While his acoustic playing is rich in dynamics with a sense of punctuation and spaces, some of his electronic concoctions are thick slices of condensed compressed mass. Sources of Such manufactures a dense, immovable wall of electronic sound broken only by a deep, gutteral warble of the baritones lowest registers. On both the opening and closing tracks, Gustafsson uses the electronic devices to follow and echo his acoustic playing with organically playful results that merge and blur the lines between the acoustic and the electric sound sources. This is a record of substance and space shifting in an array of unexpected layers of noises, which interlock and split apart in equal measures." - Dancing Wayang. Hand-numbered edition of 500 copies.

Artist: MINTON & OKKYUNG LEE, PHIL
Title: Anicca
Format: LP
Label: Dancing Wayang
Country: UK
Price: $28.00
"The result of a first time meeting between boundary pushing cellist Okkyung Lee and legendary vocalist Phil Minton, ANICCA presents a set of four explorations of timbre and of minds. Recorded in studio in London and presented in hand screenprinted sleeves designed by Okkyung especially for this release, ANICCA is a very limited, heavyweight pressing. Liner notes have been provided courtesy of artist Christian Marclay, a frequent collaborator of both Okkyung and Phil, who rightly declares: Beware, this is scary stuff! Recorded acoustically and with the aim to capturing the rawest, smallest, biggest and most beautiful sounds of their respective instruments, Okkyungs cello and Phils voice sound nothing like they should. At their most powerful the resonance of both strings and vocal cords trade places, merge and tangle to create a storm, a wave and a crackling fire. But each gust of the wind is preceded and followed by the hush tones of two strangers meeting for the first time. The Korean track titles allude to a stillness encountered in such a meeting, a void ready to be filled with willing stabs at forming friendship. Soon this nothingness is filled with chanting and banging, hooting and hacking. Numbers are exchanged and songs are sung together in exuberance and quiet beauty. The track Mu-Byun ends on such a delicate note, a moment of mutual understanding. But true to the album title ANICCAs true meaning of impermanence, this fleeting moment is torn apart by the following Mu-Jin which begins with a guttural growl by one instrument only, the voice. Following ANICCA is witnessing a constant state of flux. Just as the strings meet in celebration, turmoil pulls them apart and therein lies the thrill of this music." - Dancing Wayang. Hand-numbered limited edition of 350 copies.

Artist: MOTOR GHOST
Title: A Gold Chain Round Her Breast
Format: LP
Label: Dancing Wayang
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
"MOTOR GHOST is the new project of free drummer / vocalist Alex Neilson and multi-instrumentalist Ben Reynolds. Both Glasgow residents and frequent collaborators on the live circuit, A Gold Chain Round Her Breast is their first recorded document as a duo. From the brooding opener through tracks of soaring electricity to the beautifully fragile a capella rendition of the folk song Leaves Of Life, this album sees Alex and Ben exploring darkness and light and all shades in between. Alex drumming provides much of the backbone of the album supporting and conversing with Bens acoustic and electric guitars, loops and the call of the dürmuk (a Greek horn). Recording in a studio environment allowed MOTOR GHOST to define their sound and experiment with overdubs to lay down some intense tracks. The album comes in screenprinted sleeves, all of which have been hand embellished with gold enamel and are individually numbered. ALEX NEILSON SOLO bonus disk �?? The first 100 copies of the album include a 3�?� bonus disk containing a 4 song solo vocal set Alex performed at the Macbeth in London the day before the MOTOR GHOST studio session. The bonus disk features exclusive liner notes by Scottish folk singer Alasdair Roberts (Drag City). ALEX NEILSON has been drumming up a storm in the last few years playing with some of the UKs finest innovators like Richard Youngs, Ashtray Navigations, Taurpis Tula and Scatter as well as accompanying Jandek on his first ever and subsequent UK live shows. More recently hes been playing internationally with Bonnie Prince Billy and developing his solo project Directing Hand further to include (solo) singing as well as his inspired freeform drumming. Alex personal interest to investigate parallels between improvised, experimental and more traditional folk music is clearly audible on A Gold Chain Round Her Breast. BEN REYNOLDS (www.benreynolds.tk) is an improviser, guitarist and composer who has been an active participant in the UK underground music scene for several years, playing and recording as a solo artist as well as in Phil Todds Ashtray Navigations and with such underground activists as Bridget Hayden (Vibracathedral Orchestra), John Fail (Lied Music, Oakwhistle), Andy Jarvis (Sculptress, A Warm Palindrome) and Jani Hirvonen (Uton). More recently Ben has become increasingly interested in the potential of music as a psychedelic force, which can change life by illuminating the usually unconscious faculties of the human psyche." - Dancing Wayang. Limited to 300 copies.

Artist: N.E.W.
Title: Motion
Format: LP
Label: Dancing Wayang
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
"Motion is the new full-length studio album by London-based power-jazz trio of Steve Noble on drums, John Edwards on double bass and Alex Ward on electric guitar. This trio has played together for over a decade and have become one of Londons tightest units, locking in and breaking apart with uncanny telepathy and synchronicity. Operating at the junction of free improv and rock, they swing and shred in equal measure. Both modes, and the effortless, deft moves across the spaces between, are represented in fine style on this release. Live, N.E.W. seem to embody the classic power trio -- whether were talking jazz or rock, its the power that counts. Alex on guitar contorts wildly, both sonically and physically, thrashing in his chair to the death metal moves in his head, Steve sits rock-steady and immutable at his drum kit, other than his limbs, which form a chaotic blur, producing the most precise of sounds, and John has eyes tight shut and explores, brutalizes, and caresses every facet of his bass. This record is as close as you get to the incomparably exhilarating experience of seeing N.E.W. play live. Beautifully recorded with fine attention to detail, Motion puts you within a headbanging flick of Alexs bouffant hair, within the blast-zone of that power that has shaken the walls many times at all of Londons long-standing improv nights, within infectious distance of the evident joy that these three musicians bring to creating this sound, moment by unrepeatable moment. Recorded at Eastcote Studios, London and pressed on heavyweight 180 gram black vinyl in a limited edition of 300. It comes packaged in hand-screenprinted wrap-around sleeves, featuring ancient cave drawings chosen specifically by Steve Noble for this release. The insert features liner notes by Thurston Moore." - Dancing Wayang.

Artist: C.O.M.A
Title: Clinik Organik Muzak Anatomik
Format: LP
Label: Danger
Country: France
Price: $16.00
"An avant-garde cold-wave / weird synth-punk masterpiece by this French trio whose members went on to CHARLES DE GOAL and DANSE MACABRE in the 80s. First-time legit reissue of the original album (Flamingo 1979)." - Danger.
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Artist: LUCRATE MILK
Title: Lustiges Tierquartett
Format: 7"
Label: Danger
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"Legit reissue of scarce seven-inch by French DIY weirdos, originally released in 1981 on the Milk label. Snotty stupid, art punk." -Danger.
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Artist: BLACK PAST
Title: Pitch Black
Format: LP
Label: Dangerous Age
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Dangerous Age is a new label from John Elliott (Emeralds, Imaginary Softwoods, etc.). These are the last copies of this limited edition of 300 copies; housed in a thick reverse matte finish jacket featuring the best album art of the year. "Black Past is the musical solo vision of Cleveland based musician Gregory Boyd. Pitch Black is his debut statement and Dangerous Age 001. Alternatively titled A Soundtrack for a Deranged Motorcyclist, Pitch Black is a bleak narrative pulling no punches. Utilizing an array of drums, percussion, synthesizers, guitars, and other various sound making devices, Boyd creates a damaged repertoire of haunted motorik songs and ghosted void stasis. There is an intensity and mystery buried in these tracks that keep you hooked throughout and coming back for more as you peel back each hidden layer to find new messages and meanings not obvious upon your first encounter. Blown Out Mind kicks the record off with its repetitive, drum clatter on the fringes of disaster and in-the-red synth leads. The track snow balls and collapses into Brain Trouble, a blitzing and disarming hypnotic grey cloud. EG&S (Mood Ring) will launch you into the heart of the Pitch Black concept while A Dark Ride Into the Sun rounds out the record with heavy analog riffing and dusty light waves. Bizarre fidelities resonate throughout which perplex with old school, truly D.I.Y., private basement session sound." -Dangerous Age.

Artist: EYE
Title: Live At Relay
Format: LP
Label: Dangerous Age
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Dangerous Age records is Gregory Boyd (Black Past) , John Elliott (Emeralds,Outer Space) the label is focused on limited pressings (300-500) that you might not find in every record store or collection; that being said our intention with DA is for you to find these rarities and love them as much as we do. The entire DonewaitingTV in-studio concert, recorded live at Relay Recording in Columbus OH. Psych quartet EYE is a wonder of antiquated technology. The band filmed a session for DonewaitingTV in June 2012, comprised of three jams: "Usurpers" and "Restorers," both of which appeared on EYEs Center of the Sun, released by Kemado in 2012, along with the 19 minute soundscape "Dream," aptly-titled for its otherworldly vibing. Live at Relay was a self-release taped, but is now pressed up on deluxe vinyl. EYE = Matt Bailey - bass; Matt Auxier - electric guitar, moogfx, vocals; Adam Smith - organ, mellotron, arp & moog synthesizers, 8-track tapes, clavinet, vocals; Brandon Smith - drums, percussion , vocals. Recorded live on June 10,2012 at Relay Recording Studio." - Dangerous Age.

Artist: OSCURO LUGAR
Title: Alguien Muere
Format: 7"
Label: Darbouka
Country: France
Price: $10.00
"From Medellin, Colombia, comes this duo with 3 tracks of very dark goth/postpunk synthwave that sounds a bit like early CURE recordings.  Full color board sleeve with lyrics, limited to 300 copies."  - Darbouka.

Artist: ADN CKRYSTALL
Title: JazzMad
Format: LP
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Dark Entries is excited to release the 30th anniversary edition of ADN CKRYSTALLs debut album JazzMad. ADN Ckrystall is the moniker of synthesizer wizard ERICK MONCOLLIN from Tarbes, France. In 1977 Moncollin spent time in Paris experimenting with synthesizers, jamming alongside composers Vangelis and Tim Blake. It was here that he obtained a prototype of the Korg MS-20, a legendary synthesizer. While attending art school in Tolouse, Erick met BENOIT HUTIN, who offered a studio for the recording of the JazzMad album. The entire album was recorded over a 4 day period in 1980. The sound of JazzMad revolves around the synthesizer, utilizing the instrument to all its capacities. ADN was Influenced by New Wave bands that incorporated keyboards into their songs like Gary Numan/Tubeway Army, and Simple Minds, as well as Prog Rock and Krautrock bands such as Hawkwind, Heldon, Gong, and Neu!. The result is an unconventional and discordant conglomeration of synthesizers, drum machines, and vocals that cradle the edge of the brain. Most of the songs are long instrumental pieces but when Erick sings his lyrics favor love, drugs, and science fiction themes. All songs have been remastered for vinyl by GEORGE HORN at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley directly from the original master tapes. Each LP comes in an exact replica of the original jacket with paintings and illustrations designed by the band. This 30th anniversary edition also includes a zine filled with unreleased photos, original artwork and lyrics." - Dark Entries.
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Artist: ALGEBRA SUICIDE
Title: Feminine Squared
Format: LP + DVD
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Algebra Suicide was the married couple Lydia Tomkiw (lyrics/vocals) and Don Hedeker (guitars/keyboards). They formed in Chicago in 1982, and their first four song EP, True Romance At The Worlds Fair, was self-released that year. It featured a 60s Vox Guitar Organ, a precursor to the synthesizer guitar, and a Multivox Rhythm Ace drum machine. In 1984 they released a second 4 song EP, An Explanation For That Flock Of Crows, ditching the guitar organ but adding the Casiotone MT-40. The Big Skin cassette was released in 1986 and featured 13 new compositions with more complex arrangements. A compilation album, The Secret Like Crazy, was released in 1988. Feminine Squared is an 18 track compilation that collects all 8 songs from the first two EPs, 4 songs from the Big Skin cassette, 4 songs from The Secret Like Crazy, a song from the Pas De Deux compilation, and a previously unreleased song. Lydia and Don call their approach "Avant Garage" citing inspiration from Patti Smith, Frank OHara, Leonard Cohen and Lou Reed. Don plays guitar in a hauntingly stark style like Glenn Branca, Tom Verlaine, or Vini Reilly. He then adds Casio keyboards and minimal electronic percussion, creating a moody, atmospheric backdrop for Lydias poems. Lydias words span a broad range of twisted real-life observations, and are delivered in a deadpan fashion with her distinct Midwestern accent. All songs have been remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. The vinyl comes housed in a glossy black and white jacket featuring the cut up faces of Don and Lydia from An Explanation For That Flock Of Crows EP. Each LP includes a newsprint zine with lyrics, photos, liner notes, and clippings. Also included is a full length DVD featuring a 12-song Algebra Suicide concert from 1984, recorded at the Noise Factory in Chicago. Though Lydia passed away in 2007, her genius lives on in these recordings. Please respect her decadence." - Dark Entries

Artist: ALTRES
Title: Archives
Format: LP
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"ALTRES are a band from Dundee, Scotland who originally formed in 1983. They were playing mostly instrumental, improvised electronic music at a time when very few bands, if any, were making this type of music in the UK. The bands influences included Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, Philip Glass, Throbbing Gristle, Faust and many others, but their sound is clearly their own. After a few months of recording the band had a lot of material on tape, so they decided to release their first cassette Rise in 1984. Within that year the band managed to release 4 more cassettes: Live at the Tayside Bar, Archive One, Archive 2 and Angel Chords & Devil Chords. The band also appeared on the audio magazine, INKEY$ - No10 cassette. Dark Entries has chosen their favorite tracks from each of the cassettes for this special 7 song compilation album entitled Archives. Each song has been carefully remastered for vinyl by GEORGE HORN at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley directly from the original master tapes. Each LP includes a photocopied clear acetate with unreleased photos and notes for each song." - Dark Entries.

Artist: BELABORIS
Title: Once Upon A Time
Format: LP
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"BELABORIS was born in 1982 as the brainchild of Finnish producer KIMMO MIETTINEN. What Malcolm McLaren had been to The Sex Pistols, Miettinen was to Belaboris. He would put together an all-girl band that looked great in photographs but were backed by professional musicians. The first line-up was VILMA VAINKAINEN, SISKO VAINKAINEN and RITA on back-up plus JAKE and MARI who did not sing at all. The backing band behind Belaboris was a local New Wave group called TYHJAT PATTERIT. The main songwriter was ESA IJAS (guitar, synthesizer) along with his bandmates ARI IJAS (bass) and MARTTI JALONEN (drums). Belaboris debut 12" single "Kuolleet Peilit" was released in November 1982. It was followed by the "Odotus" 7" single in February 1983. The band broke up and posthumously released a mini-LP called Olipa Kerran in 1984. WIthin a few months, an all new Belaboris line-up was put together. This version was a trio consisting of SAARA SOISALO, SALLAMAARI MUHONEN, and MINNA SOISALO. They released a 7" single "Rakkauden Jaelkeen," an atmospheric electronic version of 60s Scandinavian pop hit by Carola. Shortly thereafter this line-up was quietly shelved and no further efforts were made. Once Upon A Time collects songs from all three EP releases and the "Olipa Kerran" mini-LP as well as two unreleased demos never before on vinyl. The vinyl comes housed in a full color jacket and includes an insert with liner notes, lyrics and photos." -Dark Entries.

Artist: BORGHESIA
Title: Clones
Format: LP
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"BORGHESIA is an electronic music group, founded in 1982 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The band was formed by four members of alternative theatrical group THEATRE FV-112/15: DARIO SERAVAL, ALDO IVANCIC, NEVEN KORDA and ZEMIRA ALAJBEGOVIC. They established FV Video to self-publish their video projects and FV ZaloÏba - the first independant record label in ex-Yugoslavia. Aldo and Dario took care of songwriting, production and recording while Zemira and Neven handled the visuals. In the late 80s the band signed to PIAS and went on to release a string of successful albums and played world-wide tours. Clones was Borghesias second album, self-released on cassette only in 1984. The band borrowed synthesizers (Roland SH-101, Casio VL-1, Korg Polysix) and a Roland 808 drum machine from friends. Every song was played live-no overdubs-and recorded to a cassette deck over a few nights at their club Disco FV during 1983-1984. The music on Clones is meant to accompany various video installations and performances. All of the songs are instrumental and feature various cutting edge techniques for 1983. Hypnotic, proto-techno and acid rhythms and synth lines. Music on the A Side of the LP is faster and club oriented while the B Side offers a drugged out soundtrack to get lost in. All songs have been remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley directly from the original master tape. Each LP is housed in a silver jacket with original gelatin print by photographer JANE STRAVS. An 11x17 fold-out poster is included with unreleased photos and more. After 28 years, Borghesias "music for video" is finally appearing on vinyl for the first time." - Dark Entries.

Artist: BORGHESIA
Title: Ljubav Je Hladnija Od Smrti
Format: LP
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Borghesia is an electronic music group from Ljubljana, Slovenia, created in 1982 by Aldo Ivancic and Dario Seraval who were members of the alternative theater troupe FV-112/15. Along with Laibach, Borghesia is the most successful band from the territory of former Yugoslavia who launched the activist movement and managed to turn sexual freedom into an important political issue by creating the New Slovenian Art scene. After two cassette-only releases the band recorded their debut vinyl LP Ljubav Je Hladnija Od Smrti (“Love Is Colder Than Death�?) during the winter of 1983-84. The band was eager to use early sampling techniques to construct tracks from cut up radio noises and movie dialogue. They developed their own brand of EBM (Electronic Body Music) that combined symphonic synthesizers (Korg PolySix), funky basslines, military drum beats (Roland TR-808) and harsh, crisp sequenced rhythms that repeat in trance-like loops (Roland TB-303). All songs from Ljubav Je Hladnija Od Smrti are sung/recited in Croatian and use the imagery of the prohibited, tabooed and repressed. Equal parts Chris & Cosey, Cabaret Voltaire, Art of Noise and Rainer Werner Fassbinder. All tracks have been remastered by George Horn at Fantasy Studio in Berkeley. Pressed on blood red vinyl, each disc is manufactured with its own unique pattern: no two discs are identical. Each LP is housed in an exact replica of the original large 6-panel fold out poster with lyrics and photos. Limited to 1000 hand-numbered copies." - Dark Entries.

Artist: BUZZ
Title: See You Sioux
Format: LP
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Dark Entries is honored to present the “See You Sioux” cassette by BUZZ for the first time ever on vinyl. BUZZ began as the brainchild of J-C Van Thienen in Lille, northern France, ten miles from the Belgian border. He released one album in 1985, the highly limited demo cassette See You Sioux. In the late 70s and early 80s J-C witnessed the punk explosion while studying and working abroad in England. He regularly attended concerts by Adam and the Antz, The Sound, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Ski Patrol, Spizzenergi, The Cure, interviewing the bands for a fanzine. Returning to France, and feeling inspired, J-C bought a Soundmaster drum machine and two second-hand synthesizers in 1983. He started composing songs applying the DIY punk ethos akin to Cabaret Voltaire and Fad Gadget, who like him were eccentrics in a pop-rock world.
Borrowing a 4-track Portastudio from a friend, J-C recorded 7 songs that would become the skeletons for the “See You Sioux” album. The local radio station provided studio time for free so BUZZ enlisted help from the guitarist (Vincent) and drummer (Franck) of The Figurines. His neighbor, Béatrice, added backing vocals. The result was the entirely self-produced See You Sioux cassette, recorded in one take. BUZZ combined new wave dancefloor appeal with the abrasive textures and irreverent attitude of post-punk. Lyrically, they addressed topics such as the Cold War, post-World War II tension in Berlin, the assassination of Kennedy, Pablo Picasso’s minimalism – all in a manner that was as sarcastic as it was politically-charged. The overall sound of “See You Sioux” fits nicely beside their French contemporaries: Opera Multi Steel, Norma Loy, Little Nemo, Taxi Girl, but is more aligned with their Belgian neighbors the Neon Judgement and Trisomie 21.
Artwork for the cassette jacket was all done by J-C using letrasets, scissors, glue, coloring with markers and hand-numbered in an edition of 250 photocopies. Over the years, BUZZ’s demo cassette travelled from bedrooms to dancefloors around the world, and even into the purse of Anne Clark around the time BUZZ supported her in Ghent and Paris. The success of See You Sioux landed BUZZ a deal with Danceteria Records, who would release four maxi 12” singles from 1986-1989. Around 1990 BUZZ took a break, eventually restarting in 2005 with the release of a career spanning compilation and remix album. J-C continues to write and release music today with his project Vuduvox. All songs on  “See You Sioux” have been remastered from the original C-60 metal master tape for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, CA. Each LP includes a fold-out, double-sided insert with photos, lyrics and liner notes by Anne Clark. 27 years later these demos provide a glimpse of the bleak post-industrial European wasteland as seen from the bedroom window during the French coldwave scene." -Dark Entries.
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Artist: COWLEY, PATRICK
Title: School Daze
Format: LP
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"Perhaps one of the most revolutionary and influential people in the cannon of disco music, PATRICK COWLEY created his own brand of hi-NRG dance music coined "The San Francisco Sound." This very special LP features a compilation of restored Cowley productions unearthed in the garage of vintage gay porn company Fox Studio. Spanning nearly 90 minutes, the 11 tracks (originally recorded between 1973 and 1981), epitomize Cowleys forward thinking and his affinity for mixing elements of varying styles of music. Simply put, Cowley was a musical trailblazer ahead of his time. His credits as a producer include SYLVESTERs "Do You Wanna Funk," PAUL PARKERs "Right on Target" and collaborations with JORGE SOCCARAS of INDOOR LIFE-this is just the tip of the iceberg. An early victim of AIDS, Cowley passed away at the age of 32; these recordings shine a new light on the experimental side of a disco legend who was taken too soon from us. Featuring over 80 minutes of music, this compilation contains soundtrack music from two Fox Studio films, Muscle Up and School Daze, never before released on vinyl. The tapes were restored and transferred using the same speed and pitch settings, then remastered for vinyl by GEORGE HORN at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, CA. The vinyl comes housed in a glossy dual pocket gatefold featuring classic gay porn imagery from the Fox Studio vaults plus an essay Soccaras. For Patricks 63rd birthday, Dark Entries and Honey Soundsystem present a glimpse into the instrumental world of a young genius. These recordings shine a new light on the experimental side of a disco legend who was taken too soon. School Daze will be released on what would be his 63rd birthday, October 19th. All proceeds from the release will go to the San Francisco AIDS Foundation." -Dark Entries.
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Artist: CRASH COURSE IN SCIENCE
Title: Signals From Pier Thirteen
Format: 12"
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"CRASH COURSE IN SCIENCE are a post punk band that formed in 1979 in Philadelphia.The band members, DALE FELICIELLO, MALLORY YAGO and MICHAEL ZODOROZNY, met while attending art school. They began to experiment with crude electronics and off-beat writing. CCIS avoids conventional instrumentation by using toy instruments and kitchen appliances to augment the distorted guitar, drums and synthesized beats.Their first single, "Cakes in the Home" was released in 1979 and their 4-song 12" EP Signals From Pier Thirteen in 1981. Pier 13 was an abandoned coal-loading pier along the Delaware River near where CCIS rehearsed. This EPs raw, percussive sound influenced both techno and industrial music in later years. CCIS feel a strong connection to Throbbing Gristle, although they consider themselves as working in a parallel universe rather than being influenced by them. All songs have been remastered for vinyl by GEORGE HORN at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. The vinyl is housed in the original jacket featuring stark black and white photos of Pier 13. Each LP includes a double sided 11x11 insert with lyrics, photos of the band and the atmospheric pier. Crash Course in Science go above and beyond what is considered New Wave in attitude and sound." - Dark Entries.

Artist: DANSE SOCIETY
Title: Demos Vol. 1
Format: LP
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Dark Entries digs deep into the UK Goth underground to unearth The Danse Society “Demos Vol. 1.” The band formed in Barnsley, England in 1980 from the remnants of local post-punk bands Y? and Lips-X. Between 1980 and 1982 the band released a handful of 7” and 12” EPs and the debut album “Seduction” on their own independent label, Society Records. The band also recorded several sessions for Radio 1, including a John Peel session, and topped the Independent Charts with the single “Somewhere.” Their commercial debut, “Heaven Is Waiting” was released in February 1984. They released two further singles and the album “Looking Through” before breaking up in 1986. After 24 years three original band members reunited to record the new album “Change of Skin,” released in July 2011. 1983 was The Danse Societys year. Playing sold out tours and the success of “Seduction” won them a recording contract with Arista Records. Spending their advance on new equipment the band recorded an albums worth of demos in one day at Greenhouse Studios, London in May 1983. The line-up for this session was Steve Rawlings (vocals), Paul Nash (guitar), Lyndon Scarfe (keyboards), Tim Wright (bass) and Paul Gilmartin (drums). Doom laden guitar riffs, swirling synthesizers, crushing drums, driving and disembodied vocals, characterize the distinctive Society sound. “Demos Vol. 1” is the closest youll get to The Danse Society live experience. You can almost taste the dry ice, feel the power coming through the monitors, and become entranced by the strobe-induced madness this album embodies. The Danse Society operate in a raw, atmospheric realm less campy than many of their Goth Rock peers, unconcerned with pop charts or commercial appeal. These arent songs, they are commands. This 11 track collection includes an early version of the single “Wake Up,” 5 demos that would make the cut for “Heaven Is Waiting,”3 songs that would later become B-sides and 2 unreleased instrumentals. All songs have been remastered from the original tapes for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, CA. Each LP includes a fold-out, double-sided newsprint poster with photos, lyrics and liner notes by original drummer Paul Gilmartin and music journalist Mick Mercer. 28 years later these demos capture a band at the height of their confident, powerful and haunting glory." -Dark Entries.
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Artist: DARK DAY
Title: Exterminating Angel
Format: LP
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Dark Entries is working in reverse order to re-issue Dark Day’s first album “Exterminating Angel” originally released in 1980 onLust/Unlust. Dark Day is the minimal electronics brainchild of Robin Crutchfield following his separation with no wave band DNA. Growing up in rural Pennsylvania, Crutchfield was fascinated with both performance art and the most esoteric edges of pop music. After making his escape to New York City in the mid-seventies, he was inspired by Yoko Ono’s Plastic Ono Band and Lydia Lunch’s Teenage Jesus & The Jerks. He made the transition into the new music of downtown Manhattan and formed the “no wave” band DNAwith Arto Lindsay and Ikue Mori in 1977.
In 1979 Crutchfield left DNA to pursue a series of musical projects under the name Dark Day. His first album, “Exterminating Angel” is named after the Luis Bunuel film of the same name. On this album the band is Robin on synthesizers and vocals, Phil Kline on guitar/bass, Barry Friar on drums and guest Steven Brown of Tuxedomoon on saxophone. All 13 songs on “Exterminating Angel” use cheap synthesizers to create cyclical, machine-like keyboard riffs as a foundation for the moody, Teutonic music. Crutchfield sings like a lost member of Kraftwerk with a dry detachment creating a starker and chillier atmosphere. Lyrics were derived from cut-up methods similar to those used by the surrealists, fluxus artists, and William Burroughs and Bryon Gysin and pit the subjected against their torments and tormentors.
All songs on “Exterminating Angel” were originally recorded at Sorcerer Sound, NYC. 1979 and produced by Charles Ball. This re-issue has been remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, CA. Each LP includes a two-sided fold out poster containing lyrics, photos and lyrical explanations by Robin Crutchfield. Dark Day continue to inspire the current wave of stark, eerie, processional synthesizer music more than 30 years later." -Dark Entries.

Artist: DARK DAY
Title: Hands in the Dark
Format: 12"
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Dark Entries continues to work in reverse chronological order to reissue DARK DAYs debut single "Hands In the Dark." Dark Day is the minimal electronics brainchild of ROBIN CRUTCHFIELD following his separation with no wave band DNA. For the first incarnation of Dark Day, Robin recruited NINA CANAL from The GYNECOLOGISTS and later UT on guitar and NANCY ARLEN from Mars on drums. They recorded two songs for a 7" single, released in 1979 on Charles Balls Lust/Unlust label. Off-kilter jerk-like guitar and energetic acrobatic tom-tom tumbling fuse with queasy lurching keyboards and "cold medicine" vocals. This single stepped away from no wave towards what was going on in the UK with The Normal, Robert Rental and Throbbing Gristle. After this single Dark Day would regroup with Robin on synthesizers and vocals, PHIL KLINE on guitar, BARRY FRIAR on drums and guest STEVEN BROWN of TUXEDOMOON on saxophone to record the Exterminating Angel album. In 1981, the song "Trapped" was released as a 12" EP backed with "The Exterminations (1 Thru 6)." For these six instrumental tracks, Robin went back into the studio with the master tapes, flipped them over and played them backwards. Altering track assignments, speed and reverb effects, he rode the faders in and out, creating short "exterminations" of the original songs. The result is Crutchfields favorite Dark Day release. Each LP includes a double sided 11"x17" fold-out poster with lyrics and photos and song notes by Robin and Nina Canal." - Dark Entries.
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Artist: DARK DAY
Title: Window
Format: LP
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Following the first few incarnations and various lineups of r.l. crutchfields Dark Day, 1981 saw the direction of the project morphed into an electronic keyboard duo of Robin Crutchfield and Bill Sack with an album of nine songs released on Plexus Records. Lyrics were inspired by various sources including occult texts by Colin Wilson and art by Leger, Bruegel, Malevich, Man Ray, Duchamp and Jean Cocteau. The mechanized sound of Window is less one of the man machine robots in charge of Kraftwerk than man at the mercy of his machines. Carefully remastered by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley and limited to 500 hand-numbered copies. This re-issue also includes a 24-page newsprint zine Darker Days As I Recall Them by Robin Crutchfield with silk screened cardstock jackets and an 8x11 lyrics sheet with song meanings!" - Dark Entries.

Artist: DEATH DOMAIN
Title: Ethidium Bromide
Format: 7"
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $7.50
"Death Domain aka Adam Stroupe is a science nerd from Baltimore and wears it as a badge of honor. His sound is undoubtedly one of the most bewildering, disorienting yet magnetic and infectious slices of downright bleak takes on synth-based dance music. A one man all-live-analogue electronic ice machine (who is also behind the likes of SIDS - Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). His sound is as cryptically raw as it gets - summoning the seminal Industrial/EBM sounds of the likes of early Cabaret Voltaire, Skinny Puppy, and The Normal. Limited to 400 silk screened, hand numbered copies with 4 different covers that feature a different glow-in-the-dark letter of each base pair of DNA: A,C,T,or G." - Dark Entries.
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Artist: ELEVEN POND
Title: Assemblage
Format: LP
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Dark Entries is proud to celebrate their four year anniversary with release number 45, the long lost sophomore album by ELEVEN POND. The band formed during the mid-80s in Rochester, NY, while attending art school, and were brought together by their shared love of 4AD and Factory Records. They released their debut LP Bas Relief in 1986, which was our first re-issue in 2009. Before breaking up in October 1987, the band recorded eight songs that would sit in abandoned storage containers for over 25 years. Assemblege collects these multi-track recordings, which were originally made between March 1987 and July 1987. Assemblage is a logical progression from Bas Relief and will satisfy listeners who were left wanting more. The songs are driven by strong melodic basslines, atmospheric synth washes, and textural guitars. James signature new wave vocals sound more British than American, recalling the best of New Order or Depeche Mode. TIM MASICKs drum programs add an electro element to Eleven Ponds DIY sound. Their primary influences were Joy Division Fad Gadget, and Echo and the Bunnymen, as well another obscure American college rock band, For Against. All songs have been remastered from the original reel to reel tapes for vinyl by GEORGE HORN at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. The vinyl comes housed in silk-screened jacket designed by JEFF GALLEA. Each LP includes a double sided 11x11 cardstock insert with lyrics and photos. 25 years later we can finally enjoy this set of songs rescued from obscurity." - Dark Entries.

Artist: ELEVEN POND
Title: Bas Relief
Format: LP
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Dark Entries Records is proud to announce the reissue of the debut album by Eleven Pond. Long sought after by collectors, the Rochester, NY band only released a single LP in their time together before dissolving into obscurity. Their sounds a merging of post punks dark dance and synthpops melodic arrangements reflected the originality of gifted songwriters who met in art school with a shared interest in 4AD and Factory Records. In cooperation with the band members, the entire album has been remastered from the original 2-track analogue masters by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. The recordings on this release comprise the bands entire recorded output and the LP includes a 2009 redesign by Jeff Gallea of Eleven Pond: 11x11 cardstock lyrics/artwork sheet, 2 Eleven Pond postcards and 1 Dark Entries Sticker. Eleven Pond officially parted ways in 1987 but nearly a quarter-century later these recordings prove how vital they remain." - Dark Entries.

Artist: END OF YOUR GARDEN/DE MA VERE BELGIERE
Title: Split
Format: LP
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"This split LP combines two 7″s from the Danish bands End Of Your Garden and De Ma Vere Belgiere originally released on the Replik Muzick record label in 1981/83. End Of Your Garden were a trio from Haderslev who took their name from the Joy Division song “Eternal”. Inspired after reading an NME review of the first Young Marble Giants release, the band formed in late 1980. Using a DIY mentality, they employed a sparse, simple sound built around synthesizer, rhythm box, bass, guitar and violin, which set them apart from their contemporaries. The recording for the Celebration 7″ took place during one weekend in the summer of 1981 with producer Ingolf Brown of Danish synthpop band Moral. The four songs on the Celebration 7″ showed the diverse range this band covered during their short life. After recording the Test 7″ in 1982 the band broke up and members went on to form Tristan T. De Må Være Belgiere were a four-piece from Aarhus formed in 1982. Their sole release was a 7″ recorded in February 1983 and the music was a product of the Factory Records post punk sound conveying a melancholic and mournful mood. The band played guitar, bass, drums, sang in their native language of Danish and shared a love for Echo and the Bunnymen, Josef K., The Cure and Joy Division. Sadly the group broke up in 1984 after a handful of live shows, one of which was recorded and released on CD in 2006 by Tryghed & Tristesse Records. All songs were remastered from the original reel to reel tapes by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. Each LP includes a lyric sheet with unreleased photos of each band and is limited to 500 hand-numbered copies. This split LP is released in conjunction with Tryghed & Tristesse Records of Denmark who have the CD version with bonus tracks by both bands." - Dark Entries.

Artist: EUROPA
Title: La Ultima Emocion
Format: LP
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Europa was a short-lived synthpop group from Valencia, Spain formed in 1980 by Julio “Nexus” Pastor (synthesizers), Alfonso Aguado (vocals, guitar), Lino Oviaño (vocals, drum machine), and José Luis Macias (synthesizers). The quartet championed the use of synthesizers, drum machines and other polyphonic gadgets in a city that was stuck in the throws of progressive rock. They recorded and released their only album La Última Emoción in 1981 on cassette, released by DAI (Division Avanzada Independiente) a label interested in bands “capable of building electronic sounds from drum machines, sequencers, synths and effects, rather than conventional instruments like guitars and basses.”
The original issue of La Última Emoción was a single-sided cassette and limited to 500 copies. The band mixed all the tracks at their home studio using a Roland Juno 60, Casiotone 202, Korg Polysix, MS-20, MS-10 and the KR-55 drum machine. As part of the Spanish Techno-pop movement of the 1980s, Europas songs featured arpeggiated synthesizers and upbeat drum machines that flashback to the sound of Vince Clarkes Depeche Mode days. Comparisons could be made to other Spanish Techno-pop bands like Aviador Dro, Vocoder or Metal y Ca but Europa weaved a unique style of driving, energetic rhythms, bouncy keyboards and soaring vocals perfect for dancing or speeding into outer space. Shorty after their debut release the band would switch their name to Última Emoción releasing an EP in 1983 and an album in 1984 before breaking up. Alfonso Aguado went on to front Los Inhumanos, Julio Pastor launched the Valencia techno bands Megabeat and Interfront, while José Luis Macias and Lino Oviaño formed Comité Cisne. In 2010 the original Europa line-up reformed to play a few select live shows celebrating the re-issue of their 1984 cassette Máquinas Románticas on Turia Records of Spain. Their sound remains clean, rhythmic and futuristically strange, transporting crowds to another dimension.
All songs have been remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley for vinyl. Each LP includes an 8-page booklet originally housed in the 1981 cassette long-box complete with bi-lingual liner notes, lyrics and photos. 30 years later the futuristic sounds of Europa are ready to usher in another new wave." - Dark Entries.

Artist: FALL OF SAIGON
Title: Untitled EP
Format: 12"
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Dark Entires Records is honored to re-issue the debut EP by FALL OF SAIGON. The band was born in 1981 when FLORENCE BERTHON (vocals), PASCAL COMELADE (organ, synthesizer) and THIERRY DEN (guitar, vocals) met at a concert in Montpellier, France. They chose to the name the project Fall Of Saigon after a song by UK post-punk act This Heat. They self-released their debut EP in 1983 citing Nico & The Velvet Underground, Suicide and James Joyce as influences. At the time the band formed, Pascal Comelade was an accomplished musician with instrumental sketches composed for the trio. The 6 songs on the EP were recorded in two stages. "She Leaves Me All Alone" and "On The Beach At Fontana" were sung by Thierry and recorded at Pascals home on a Revox 2-track in one shot. The four songs sung by Florence-"Visions", "Blue Eyes", "So Long" and "The Swimmer"-were recorded and mixed at the Montpellier Languedoc Video Animation Center by Jean Alain Sidi on two ReVox A77 reel to reels and a small mixer. On "Visions," "Blue Eyes" and "So Long," the group employed a drum machine that could only play four or five rhythms with a single slider to increase or decrease the tempo. The songs were minimal: verse, chorus, no bridge, no intro. Built on a simple spine, they create a feeling of space with just a voice and an organ or synthesizer melody. Full of class and inventiveness, Fall Of Saigon are often compared to Young Marble Giants due to the fragile, ephemeral quality of the songs. All songs have been remastered for vinyl by GEORGE HORN at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. The vinyl comes housed in a full color jacket using the original artwork from the EP and includes an insert with lyrics and photos. Through two years of existence, Fall Of Saigon only released one EP and 30 years later their subtle sound is an essential guidepost in post-punk history." - Dark Entries.

Artist: FIGURE STUDY
Title: Figure Study
Format: LP
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"The debut album from the Manhattan-based duo of NATHAN ANTOLIK and APRIL CHALPARA. FIGURE STUDY formed in 2009, after meeting through the Wierd Records weekly party, where they would play their first concert soon after. While their debut 7" contained two songs recorded in 2009, this full length contains all new material recorded throughout the past year. For their debut self-titled album, Figure Study utilizes a carefully tailored set up of vintage analog synthesizers and drum machines. Figure Study creates a lush sound where haunting vocals echo over dark melodies that reflect an isolated and disintegrating world. Songs flux between dissonant dance numbers and more sparse, somber compositions, each carrying a sense of urgency and modernism. Figure Studys sound includes influences from such early underground artists as Kirlian Camera, Nine Circles, and The Actor. The album was recorded in their small Chinatown studio using a sparse set-up of analog synthesizers, drum machines and sequencers. It was mixed at The Wave Lab in Brooklyn by AJ TISSIAN and mastered for vinyl at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley by GEORGE HORN. Each LP is packaged in a specially designed jacket and includes an insert with lyrics. Figure Study draw their own model using shapes and forms from the synthetic landscape." - Dark Entries

Artist: INFORMATICS
Title: Dance to a Dangerous Beat
Format: LP
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"INFORMATICS were a post-punk electronic band from Melbourne, Australia formed in 1981. MICHAEL TRUDGEON, VALEK SADOVCHIKOFF, STEVE ADAM and RAMESH AYYAR  met in the experimental sound studio while attending the same art school. PHILIP MCKELLAR later joined the band in 1983. Between 1981 and 1985, Informatics recorded numerous tracks, mainly in a garage, using a four-track tape machine and any electronic gear they could get their hands on. The band held a fascination for contemporary visual art and moving images and videos would accompany their live performances.The production elements in the videos reflected Informatics philosophy on sound composition: the footage was entirely pirated from television ads, manipulated and then collaged to create new narratives that reinforced the music. Between January and November 1981 the band recorded their debut 4 song Dezinformatzia EP but it was not released until 1983 . The track "Proximity Switch", later renamed "Accidents in Paradise" became popular in parts of Europe and was re-released in 1985. Dance To A Dangerous Beat collects all 4 songs from the first EP, 2 songs from compilation appearances as well as 6 unreleased tracks on vinyl for the first time. Informatics early songs have a brittle, cold, disconnected feel made by a Roland SH-101, Korg MS-20 and a lot of processed guitar. The later songs utilize newer technology and ambient, synthesized melodies closer to their country mates Severed Heads. All songs have been transferred from the master tapes by Informatics and remastered for vinyl by GEORGE HORN at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. The vinyl comes housed in a full color printed jacket using the original magenta and grey artwork from Dezinformatzia EP. Each LP includes a double sized 11x11 insert with photographs and liner notes by the band. Dance To A Dangerous Beat recounts the history of these synthpunk pioneers a world away from their contemporaries in America." - Permanent.

Artist: INHALT
Title: Occupations
Format: 12"
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Dark Entries is proud to release the sophomore EP Occupations from San Francisco based synth trio INHALT. Consisting of European and East Coast natives-MATIA SIMOViCH, BRYAN GIBBS, and PHILIP WINIGER-Inhalts core operative strategy is of sonic fidelity and integrity rather than nostalgia. Living through the rise of a surveillance society, neo-liberal agendas, and the permeation of the ephemeral into popular culture, Inhalt return with a focused commentary in the form of the Occupations EP. The record was produced over a year and a half, and mixed in both Austria and California, employing the best of modern and vintage techniques and technology. The sound is Inhalts interpretation of the border between the voice driven song form and the expansive, extended 12" arrangement. It is informed equally by the soundtracks of John Carpenter, as much as the vastness and sheen of Trevor Horn. Inhalt wrote and produced the EP in their own Bunker Studio in San Francisco. Each EP is housed in a specially designed jacket by Leo Merz and includes a lyric sheet." -Dark Entries.

Artist: INHALT
Title: Vehicle
Format: 12"
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Dark Entries is proud to release the debut EP “Vehicle” from San Francisco based synth trio INHALT. Consisting of European and East Coast natives– Matia Simovich, Bryan Gibbs, and Philip Winiger– INHALT’s core operative strategy is of sonic fidelity and integrity rather than nostalgia. Having experienced the downfall of the music industry and professional studio system while working at Asphodel Records/Recombinant Media Labs, INHALT needed to create their own creative working environment. Thus, they designed and built The Bunker Studio, developed around an integrative ideology and employing the best of vintage and modern technologies and techniques. Here, they’ve honed their sound–sometimes referential to the raw electronics of Kraftwerk or the drive of Moroder disco–but ultimately their own interpretation of the border between the past and the present. What started with the split 12″ for Andy Blakes’ World Unknown imprint now continues with the “Vehicle” EP, where the brutality of the analogue transistor rhythm section meets the sincerity of the human voice.
All tracks were written, produced and mixed by the band at The Bunker Studio, San Francisco, California between 2009 and 2011. Everything was recorded to a 24 track 2 inch reel to reel tape machine and mixed down to a 2 track 1/4 inch tape. The tracks were then mastered by Paul Lavigne in London, England at Walls of Sound Mastering. All songs have been EQed for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, CA. Each LP includes a special two-sided tabbed cardstock insert." -Dark Entries.

Artist: KITCHEN AND THE PLASTIC SPOONS
Title: Screams To God
Format: LP
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"KITCHEN AND THE PLASTIC SPOONS formed at a basement rehearsal studio in Stockholm, Sweden during the spring of 1980. The band consisted of ANNE TAIVAN (vocals), HELENA LONGQVIST (synthesizer), IGGO KARLSSON (synthesizer), JACIE PAZDA (bass), and MATS WIGERDAL (drums). After a few concerts, Kitchen booked some free studio time and recorded their first single "Serve You!" in two days. Six months later PATRIK LINDVALL (guitar) joined the group and the band recorded their second single "Ice Cream To God" in early 1981. Kitchens sound was getting darker and heavier and so was the mood in the band. Anne shortly left and was replaced by IODINE JUPITER on vocals. This new line up recorded a few songs for local compilations. The band broke up in November 1981 before recording their debut LP. Screams To God collects Kitchen And The Plastic Spoons two 7" EPs, two compilation tracks as well as three demos from 1980 never before released on vinyl. Kitchen were part of the new DIY generation starting bands, making self- produced singles and rapidly breaking up. Their sound echoes the speedy chaotic energy with the synthesizer as its driving pulse. Annes vocals are barely understandable but they have a sense of urgency. They didnt sound like any other band in Sweden at the time, having more in common with American bands, Devo, The Screamers and Pere Ubu. Packaged in full color spot gloss jackest with a photo of Anne with bright magenta hair. Each LP includes an insert with liner notes, song descriptions and photos." -Dark Entries.

Artist: LASSIGUE BENDTHAUS
Title: Matter
Format: LP + 7"
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"LASSIGUE BENDTHAUS is the electro-industrial project of UWE SCHMIDT aka ATOM(TM) or SENOR COCONUT from Germany. Uwe Schmidt began making music in the early 1980s, first playing drums, then switching to programming a drum computer after he had heard a Linn Drum on the radio. In 1986 he co-founded the cassette label N.G. Medien, on which his first musical work under the name LASSIGUE BENDTHAUS, "The Engineers Love", was released. Soon after, he started to work on what would become his first official record release, the album Matter. The recordings and production began in 1986 and took almost 4 years, until the album finally came out in 1991 on the German Parade Amoureuse label. Musically somewhere between late "Industrial" and "Electronic Body Music", yet already anticipating "Acid" and "Techno", this production managed to cause quite a stir, due to its advanced production techniques. Songs pay strong homage to Kraftwerk, approaching the early industrial dance scene with a softer sequential approach than most of his contemporaries. Matter is a hermetic reflection about the relationship between perception, nature, science, technology and labor. This reissue comprises the entire 1991 Matter LP, as well a bonus 7" record containing 2 tracks never before released on vinyl. All songs on Matter were recorded and mixed by TOBIAS FREUND (Pink Elln). All songs have been remastered for vinyl by GEORGE HORN at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. The vinyl is housed in a jacket featuring the photographic traces of a high-energy photon hitting a proton. Each LP includes a 2-sided insert with original album reviews, press clippings, liner notes by Atom(TM) and photos." - Dark Entries.

Artist: LE TRAVO
Title: Erring And Errant
Format: LP
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"LE TRAVO is the brainchild of PATRICK BOLLEN from Tienen, Belgium. As a teenager in the early 1980s, Patrick would visit "DeAtelier", the infamous coldwave/gothic club in Leuven. He would be inspired by Joy Division and other Factory releases, The Danse Society and Cocteau Twins. He gathered a some session musicians and a female backup vocalist. They recorded with live drums, TR-808 drum machine, Roland JX3P synthesizer, electric guitar and bass. Eventually Patrick bought a Greengate DE-3 sampler, using the brains of an Apple 2E with a keyboard bolted onto it. He crafted loops made from a deconstructed upright piano, hitting the strings directly with a drum stick. Le Travo made their first appearance on a split LP with Fred A in 1984. Erring and Errant is their debut 7 song LP originally released in 1985. For the reissue 3 bonus songs from the split LP have been added. The songs are coldwave in the vein of Weimar Gesang, Opera Multi Steel, and Clan of Xymox. Guitar, bass and sample interplay with piano and synthesizers with dark and forbidding crescendos in the fast numbers, and elegaic melancholy in the slow tracks. The vocals are delivered with a sense of urgency, while the lyrics are inspired by avant-garde movements such as futurism and constructivism, as well as science fiction and existentialism. All songs have been transferred from the original reel to reels and carefully remastered for vinyl by GEORGE HORN at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. The vinyl comes housed in a glossy jacket with original artwork as well as a fold-out poster with lyrics and photos. Le Travo is derived from French word "les travaux", which means: the works, a fitting name for this compilation of lost music from the Belgian underground." - Dark Entries.

Artist: LEAETHER STRIP
Title: Teenage Demos
Format: LP
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Dark Entries is celebrating its 50th release with LEAETHER STRIP Teenage Demos. Leaether Strip is the solo-project of Danish electronic industrial artist CLAUS LARSEN. Discovered by the German techno artist and producer Talla 2XLC, Leaether Strip quickly built a buzz as one of the most exciting emerging acts in Europe in the early 90s. Teenage Demos is a collection of Claus Larsens earliest recordings. Nine demo songs recorded between 1982 and 1986 never before released on vinyl. Influenced by Fad Gadget, Depeche Mode and Jean Michel Jarre, Claus began creating synth-pop melodies at age 14. Though the melodies were catchy and upbeat they had a hidden melancholy because Claus knew that he was different than others. "Dreaming" was his first attempt to "come out" to himself as a queer kid. Lyrically the songs reflected what was going on in his head: youth, hope and dreams. Claus used a simple set up: Moog Prodigy, Yamaha drum machine, delay pedal and spring reverb. He would record the bass and drums on a double cassette recorder, without midi, sequencers or preset sounds. By 1985, Claus composed instrumental songs as the final three tracks on this album illustrate. Each song has been carefully remastered from the original masters for vinyl by GEORGE HORN at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. The vinyl comes housed in a glossy jacket with original photograph of a 15-year old Claus as well as an insert with lyrics, photos and an interview. Teenage Demos is a sneak peak into the world of early, emotionally intense foundations of Leaether Strip." -Dark Entries.
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Artist: LINEA ASPERA
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Dark Entries is proud to present the debut album of contemporary British band LINEA ASPERA. Linea Aspera is the London duo of RYAN AMBRIDGE (Synths/Programming) and ALISON LEWIS (Vocals/Synths). They began the project in November 2011, technically drawing inspiration from electronic music from the early 1980s. Within the duo, Alison writes and performs all vocal elements, while Ryan is responsible for the writing and performing of the electronics, as well as recording and mixing of the final recordings. For their debut album they utilized small, simple analog synthesizer set up: Roland SH-09, Roland Juno 6, Vermona DRM MKiii, Korg Poly 800 and Analogue Solutions Semblance. Linea Asperas sound includes clear influences from early electronic body music, classic synth-pop and, in some instances, industrial and noise. Lyrically the band incorporates the sciences of osteology, neuroscience, and anthropology weaving a new medical language around themes of desire, despair and renewal. Linea Aspera serve up an icebox of dark doom riding on Alisons powerful vocals with a soft but sharp touch. All songs have been mastered for vinyl by GEORGE HORN at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. Each LP is housed in a specially designed jacket by DOVILE SHURPO and includes a full sized insert of all lyrics." - Dark Entries.

Artist: LIVES OF ANGELS
Title: Elevator to Eden
Format: LP
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Dark Entires is honored to reissue the long out of print debut album Elevator to Eden by LIVES OF ANGELS. Lives of Angels was the brainchild of GERALD OCONNELL from London, England. In 1974 he worked at CBS studios mastering recordings from tape to disc. By 1977 he joined his first band MYSTERY PLANE, led by school mate Mark Harvey and later joined by his soon-to-be wife Catherine. Gerald branched off in 1980 forming Lives of Angels as an outlet for his own compositions. He recorded, produced and played all of the instruments on "Elevator to Eden" between 1981 and 1983, using a primitive set up of drum machines, one keyboard, guitar and a tape echo. Influenced by the Krautrock sounds of Neu! and Amon Duul II as well as US psychedelic rock, Lives of Angles crafted their own unique post-punk sound. Elevator to Eden was originally released in 1983 on cassette by Color Tape Records, the label started by Gary Ramon of Modern Art. Then in 1986 Fire Records remixed and re-released the album on vinyl but the band was not happy with the mixes. This reissue features the original 4-track cassette mixes of Elevator To Eden on vinyl for the first time ever. The LP includes 9 songs featured on the original Color Tapes release. All songs have been remastered for vinyl by GEORGE HORN at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley directly from the original master tapes. Each LP comes with unreleased photos, original artwork and a lyrics for all songs." - Dark Entries.

Artist: LOS MICROWAVES
Title: Life After Breakfast
Format: LP + DVD
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Los Microwaves was a San Francisco-based synth-punk trio who formed in 1979. Their recorded output consisted of a handful of 45s and their lone LP, Life After Breakfast, released on the legendary Posh Boy records in 1981. Creating sound and music from the fusion of techno-punk, new wave pop, and electronic music, Los Microwaves featured a quirky audio theater that was best experienced live and from the dance floor. Sporting a combination of earlier portable synthesizers, bass and processed percussion, the music continues to deliver a unique groove. Life After Breakfast contains 13 songs full of teen angst, jerky rhythms, melodic chants, and punky shouts. Meg Brazils vocals are cheeky and peppy, recalling the anti-pop sound of The B-52s, Devo and early XTC. The band also sings in Spanish occasionally, making them San Franciscos first bilingual nuevo wave group. Los Microwaves toured "coast to coast" for three years. Upon moving to New York City, Interview Magazines Glenn OBrien wrote that they were "possibly the greatest rock band ever." After two more national tours, the band played their last show at New Yorks Danceteria in March 1983. All songs have been remastered from the original reel to reel tapes for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. The vinyl comes housed in the original jacket featuring iconic photo by Jack Abraham. Each LP includes a 12-page booklet with lyrics, photos, liner notes, and clippings. Also included is a full length DVD featuring a 15-song Los Microwaves concert from 1981, recorded at the I-Beam in San Francisco, as well as in interview with the band and the official music video for "Life After Breakfast." More than 30 years after its release, we can finally answer the question: yes there is there life after breakfast." - Dark Entries

Artist: MAX + MARA
Title: Less Ness
Format: LP
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Dark Entires is excited to introduce the debut album Less Ness from contemporary Bay Area duo, MAX + MARA. Their collaboration began in 2012. Max is based in Oakland and has been a part of various projects most notably BROTMAN and SHORT and his current solo work as BUSINESS ETIQUETTE. Mara is based in San Francisco and is known for her solo work as GROUP RHODA. On Less Ness they worked with a hardware set up: 808 and Elektron drum machine, Moog, MAM, and Sequential Circuits synth with splashes of Mono/Poly and collage elements, vocoder lines and dubbed out vocals. They step away from the the computer as much as possible and prefer that their ideas can be traced back to the tools so that a sense of physicality remains. They find inspiration from all kinds of far out sounds, most notably dub, industrial, and various drug culture tangents. Lyrically the songs revolve around topics such as escapism, looking though cultural windows, and character role development. Some songs are a bit more surrealist in content with elements of hard realism and critical commentary. All songs have been mastered for vinyl by GEORGE HORN at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. Each LP is housed in a jacket featuring a painting by SHANA WHY. Prepare to turn your gaze to the things in front of you and away from screen generated culture and its mimicry of social participation." - Dark Entries.

Artist: NAGAMATZU
Title: Sacred Islands Of The Mad
Format: LP
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Dark Entries is honored to present the highly limited second cassette by British duo Nagamatzu for the first time ever on vinyl. “Sacred Islands of the Mad” is a collection of eleven tracks recorded between December 1984 and March 1986 in London by Andrew Lagowski (SETI, Legion, Terror Against Terror) on synths, guitar, and drum machines and Stephen Jarvis (Pure Motorised Instinct, Terraform) on synths, bass and programming. Nagamatzu began in 1982 after messing around with old tape machines and drum boxes, making numerous contributions to international compilations and erratically releasing their own cassettes. Their name comes from a character in JG Ballards “Atrocity Exhibition” and their music reflects his influence and incorporates carefully chosen samples from the Challenger shuttle disaster, Gregorian chants and films including “Dawn of the Dead” and “The Omen.” All the songs were recorded onto a Ferrograph reel to reel in a small room at their parents house and some of the backing rhythms and sequencers were recorded first onto cassette and then the band played along live. Nagamatzus instrumentals combine stuttering bass, guitar bursts and funeral keyboards draped over a dragging drum machine beat, calling to mind Clock DVA, Cabaret Voltaire and early New Order or Cocteau Twins. “Sacred Islands of the Mad” is a complex, textured tapestry of sound full of dark electronics, fresh harmonies and danceable rhythms. All songs have been remastered especially for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios from the original cassette masters. Each LP is limited to 500 hand-numbered copies and includes a newsprint zine full of fliers, gig tickets, ads, and photos." -Dark Entries
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Artist: NAGMATZU
Title: Shatter Days
Format: LP
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Dark Entries is honored to re-issue the debut cassette by British duo NAGMATZU for the first time ever on vinyl. Expanded with five bonus tracks, Shatter Days is a collection of nine songs recorded between 1983 and 1988. Featuring ANDREW LAGOWSKI (SETI, LEGION, TERROR AGAINST TERROR) on synths, guitar, and programming and STEPHEN JARVIS (PURE MOTORISED INSTINCT, TERRAFORM) on synths and bass with ANDREW FLECK (synths, occasional vocals). Nagamatzu self-released their debut cassette Shatter Days in 1983 after messing around with old tape machines, drum boxes and effects. They cite their early influences as SPK, Cabaret Voltaire and Joy Division. All the songs were recorded onto a TEAC reel to reel in the dining room at Andrews parents house. Some of the backing rhythms and sequencers were recorded first and then the band played along live during overdubs. These instrumentals combine stuttering bass, guitar bursts and funeral keyboards draped over a dragging drum machine beat, calling to mind Clock DVA, early New Order or Cocteau Twins. Their sound is full of complex rhythm patterns and dark electronics. On the flip side of this reissue are five tracks featuring contributions to international compilations (If God Had Meant Us To Dance Hed Have Given Us Legs, Three Minute Symphony, Life At The Top and Total Recess 3) plus a previously unreleased song. All songs have been remastered from the original tapes for vinyl by GEORGE HORN at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. The vinyl comes housed in jacket silver and black offset printed jacket featuring the Nagamatzu symbol from the Shatter Days cassette. Each LP includes a 8-page booklet full of photos, reviews and an interview with the band from 1983. Finally rescued from the UK D.I.Y. cassette underground and restored, Shatter Days presents a band at their productive beginnings." - Dark Entries.
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Artist: NEON JUDGEMENT
Title: Early Tapes
Format: LP
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Dark Entries has dug deep into the early days of the Belgian cassette scene to release two tapes by The Neon Judgment in the form of one vinyl LP for the first time ever! These pioneers of underground electronic music hail from the small town of Leuven near Brussels, Belgium and gave birth to the New Beat and EBM scenes worldwide in 1981/2 with the release of their first two cassettes neatly compiled here as Early Tapes. Always a consistent duo of Dirk Da Davo (synthesizers, vocals) and TB Frank (guitar, drum machine, vocals) The Neon Judgment worked in a parallel world alongside Suicide, Cabaret Voltaire, and the Deutsche Neue Welle recording under the watchful eyes of Roland Beelen (Antler-Subway) & Ludo Camerberlin (A Blaze Colour). Arriving just in time to celebrate the Neon Judgments 30th anniversary, Early Tapes showcases the bands brash and seedy lyrics, with raw synth stabs and repetitive drum machine beats adding to this rhythmic discourse. The result is a combination of lo-fi technology and emotional sincerity to create a sound both warm yet alienating that has stood the test of time and 30 years later, still evokes the same magic. The 10 songs on this LP were remastered from the original cassette masters resulting in a cohesive, gritty, maniacal dance program that sounds more relevant today than ever. Lyric sheet including rare photos, a mini poster and two silk screened die-cut diagrams taken from the bands original synthesizer workbooks." - Dark Entries. 2nd edition with blue jackets.

Artist: PARADE GROUND
Title: The Golden Years
Format: LP
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Parade Ground has always been the duo of brothers Jean-Marc and Pierre Pauly from Brussels, Belgium formed in 1981. Taking cues from Post-Punk, Coldwave, Dada and Surrealism, Parade Ground channeled suffering, tension and rage through pulsing synthesizers, skeletal guitar, severe bass and Jean-Marcs expressive vocals as the most melodic and emotional instrument. The Golden Years is an 11-song, career-spanning collection of Parade Grounds long out-of-print 7” and 12” singles as well as rare compilation tracks from the pioneers of emotional body music created during 1982-1988. Parade Ground first appeared on the Nationale Rockmeeting LP in 1982, striking straight to the heart with the passionate plea “I Shut My Eyes.” Later that year the brothers met Daniel B. and Patrick Codenys of Front 242 beginning a collaborative partnership that continues to present day. In 1983 they released their debut 3-song 7” EP Moan On The Sly on the New Dance label, musically a hybrid of Joy Division and Fad Gadget. 1984 brought further explorations into the world of electronic body music with the 3-song Man In A Trance EP and 2 tracks on the live concert compilation Mask Promotion both records released on Front 242s Mask Music label. The following year the single Took Advantage/Moral Support 12” was released incorporating then, state-of-the-art modular synthesizers programmed by Daniel B. and back-up vocals from Flo Sullivan (A Formal Sigh, Shiny Two Shiny). Then in 1987 the brothers collaborated with Colin Newman of British post-punk band Wire, who produced and lent his vocals, guitars and keyboards to two songs ("Moans"/"Action Replay") while Daniel B. produced flipside "Gold Rush" on the Dual Perspective EP that stands alongside 80s anthems from Tears for Fears, Modern English, Echo & The Bunnymen. Finally in 1988 their debut album Cut Up was released on Play It Again Sam Records and featured the singles Strange World and Hollywood. In 1993 the brothers wrote and composed the vocals on two Front 242 albums Up Evil and Off. After 15 years of silence the boys released their second album Rosary in 2007 and continue to write new material and tour with their extensive catalog of dark dance classics. All tracks have been carefully remastered by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. Each LP includes a 6-page press kit with lyrics, discography, photos and liner notes by Daniel B. of Front 242. The history of Belgian electronic music would not be complete without a trip through “The Golden Years” of Parade Ground." - Dark Entries.
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Artist: PESTEG DRED
Title: Years Of Struggle Against The Lies, The Stupidity And The Cowardice
Format: LP
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Dark Entries has tapped into their Gothic roots to unearth a 29-year old lost album now available for the first time on vinyl. Years Of Struggle Against The Lies, The Stupidity And The Cowardice was written, recorded and produced by a trio of Danish 18-year olds during a weekend in December 1981. Unable to pay for the recording session, the master tapes were confiscated and the album remained unreleased until the summer of 1985 where it was issued as a bonus cassette with the Danish art magazine Atlas. This is the first and only album from Pesteg Dred, a trio from Denmark made up of Martin Hall (Ballet Mécanique, Under For, Before), Per Hendrichsen (Dialogue, Uté-Va) and vocalist Inge Shannon, who later starred in Halls project SS-Say. The band combines dark rumbling basslines with austere guitar shrieks and the occasional cello/violin/autoharp to create the perfect tension of soft/loud synthesized post punk. But what steals the spotlight of Martin Halls well-crafted production are the dynamic vocals of Inge Shannon who ranges from cold Teutonic monotone to shrill cacophony at times bringing to mind Nico, new romantic chanteuse Ronny or Simona Buja from Kirlian Camera. This landmark album could have fit perfectly on the 4AD or Factory Records roster alongside A Certain Ratio, Bauhaus or Joy Division. All tracks have been remastered from the original master tapes by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, CA and include a printed interview with Martin Hall as well as a silk-screened image of the original reel to reel master tape. Limited to 500 hand-numbered copies so grab one while you can." -Dark Entries
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Artist: PRODUCT
Title: Alive Again
Format: LP
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"THE PRODUCT were a duo from the small villages Kvistgaard and Espergaerde, in the north of Denmark. DAN STIELLOW MORTAZAVI wrote the lyrics and sang while KENNETH NEUHAUS composed the music and played the instruments. They met in the Autumn of 1982 and recorded their sole album Alive Again over a weekend. It was self-released on cassette in 1983 and limited to 50 copies. Alive Again features 11 songs recorded in two short live takes directly onto one cassette. The Product employed a basic set up of Micromoog, Roland JX-3P and TR-606 Drumatix. Nine of the songs employ only these two synthesizers and drum machine while two songs feature a guest bassist. With these three instruments they crafted melodic, icy electronic rhythms with detached vocals. They were influenced by UK post-punk bands Second Layer, This Heat, Wire, Gary Numan, Fad Gadget and most noticeably The Cures Pornography and Faith albums. Lyrics revolve around growing up in broken homes, alienation and romance. Each song has been carefully remastered from the original cassette master for vinyl by GEORGE HORN at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. Includes an insert with lyrics and photos." - Dark Entries.

Artist: PSYCHE
Title: Re-Membering Dwayne
Format: LP
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"At the end of 1981, brothers DARRIN and STEPHEN HUSS and schoolmate DWAYNE GOETTEL performed for the first time as PSYCHE in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Their live show was a combination of horror and electronics that was completely unprecedented in Western Canada. Although Goettel and the Huss brothers parted ways before Psyche was to release any material, the masters containing Dwayne Goettels performances were preserved in the bands vaults. Now, 19 years after Goettels untimely passing in 1995, Dark Entries records presents Re-Membering Dwayne, the original Psyche-Dwayne Goettel sessions. All tracks were recorded and mixed on 4-track during a single day in March of 1983. Psyches early material is visceral and abrasive, a far cry from the sleek, dark synthpop theyd later become known for. Like the body horror films of fellow Canadian David Cronenberg, Psyche disquietingly conflate the organic and the mechanical, calling into question the limits of the human form. Dwayne, who would join SKINNY PUPPY a few years later, contributes heavily to this more aggressive, disturbing sound. All songs have been remastered for vinyl by GEORGE HORN at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. Each LP includes a 12-page booklet with excerpts from Darrin Huss diary, unpublished photos of Psyche with Dwayne, and an essay by Darrin reflecting on Psyches past and the Goettel legacy as well as lyrics. This collection is a glimpse at the early Canadian industrial scene and the roots of Skinny Puppy. Go take a walk in the past with an ear for the future; you just might learn something." - Dark Entries.

Artist: Q4U
Title: Q1 Deluxe Edition 1980-1983
Format: LP
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Q4U was born the winter of 1980-1981 in Reykjavik, inspired by the British punk movement. By early 1982 they self-released a full length cassette, Skaf I Dag and appeared in the documentary Rokk I Reykjavik, which showcased the Icelandic punk scene. This version of the band ended and only two members continued on. In the summer of 1982 their drummer was replaced by a Roland TR-808 drum machine they named "Elisabet II", signaling a change in the groups sound toward synthesizer-driven post punk. In August 1983 they recorded a final set of demos and then called it quits. This compilation collects 16 songs from 1980-1983. SIde A features the original six songs from the Q1 EP, plus two songs from the Rokk i Reykjavik soundtrack. Side B collects four demos from 1982 and four demos from 1983, all presented on vinyl for the first time ever. Q4U began with a stylish, aggressive punk image before experimenting with drum machines and synthesizers, which almost nobody did in Reykjavik at the time. The later sound had gothic leanings,often compared with Siouxsie and the Banshees and Xmal Deutschland. Their body of work is united by the powerful vocals of Ell, who mostly sings in Icelandic about controversial, political experiences, much like Ari Up of The Slits. Each LP includes a double sized fold-out poster with lyrics, photos and drawings by the band plus a Q4U sticker!" -Dark Entries.
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Artist: SECOND DECAY
Title: Le Decadence Electronique
Format: LP
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Dark Entries presents, for the first time ever on vinyl, the debut full length album by German electronic darkwave pioneers, Second Decay. Formed by Christian Purwien and Andreas Sippel in 1987, Second Decay hit the underground dark dance scene with their 12" Killing Time and then worked on their debut album from 1988 to 1992. La Decadence Electronique is an album full of addictive analogue electronics that combine synthetic sounds and constant rhythms with memorable vocals. Each song has been carefully remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley and is limited to 500 hand-numbered copies." - Dark Entries.
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Artist: SIC
Title: Thought Noises
Format: LP
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Dark Entries is proud to shed light on underground Belgian New Wave pioneers, SIC, with the career-spanning release “Thought Noises.” SIC were a post-punk band from the industrial city of Charleroi in the francophone part of Belgium. They were formed by Francis Pourcel, Alain Neffe (Bene Gesserit), Micheline Dufert, and Mario Berchicci in 1977. Francis and Alain had previously played with Krautrock band Kosmose in the mid 70s. In 1978 Alain left the group to launch the cassette label Insane Music. The new trio released their debut 7” “Voltage Control” in 1979 on Artibano Records. By 1980 Mario left and was replaced by a Korg KR-55 drum machine. As a duo, SIC self-released the “Cover Girls Smile”/ “Between” 7” in 1980, which was played by John Peel on Radio 1 in London. Unable to replicate the studio sounds for live concerts, the duo recruited three additional musicians, Wilhelm Dunker (bass), Henry Krutzen (saxophone) and Danièle Daoust (synthesizer). In 1981 their final 7” single, “Free Radio Stations” was self-released and the band recorded a demo tape to help secure live gigs. SIC continued to play live over the next two year but eventually broke up in 1983.
SIC stray from more conventional post-punk, mixing the affordable Korg MS-20 and Roland RS-09 synthesizers with jazz and funk elements. All three 7”s and demos are united by strong, watery Rickenbacker bass chords reminiscent of American jazz legend Jaco Pastorius and UK bassist Mick Karn (Japan). A heavy reliance on rhythm and Micheline’s strong, insistent voice give SIC its own moody personality. More of a European group than a Belgian one, SIC take cues from Magazine, “Live At The Witch Trials”-era The Fall, Delta 5, The Raincoats and Kleenex. Their lyrics are original and autobiographical, documenting commercialism, technology and communication as we enter the 1980s. “Thought Noises” compiles all three SIC 7" singles released from 1979-1981 plus 6 unreleased demos from a 1981 recording session. All songs have been remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. Each LP includes a lyric sheet insert. More than 30 years later, SIC are a document of a mutant strain of new wave ripe for discovery." -Dark Entries.
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Artist: SMERSH
Title: Cassette Pets
Format: Double LP
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"Dark Entries has dug deep in the New Jersey basement of SMERSH to release the double LP compilation Cassette Pets. Smersh was the duo of MIKE MANGINO and CHRIS SHEPARD, who started writing music together in the late 1970s. They were uninterested in traditional notions of songwriting or live performance. Everything they needed was in Piscataway NJ: a basement full of musical toys and instruments, novelty space microphones, a TR-606, a SH-09 (Cabaret Voltaires favorite synth), and-perhaps most importantly-a couple of tape recorders. Most Monday nights, they would write a new song from scratch. A couple hours later, the song was recorded, never to be performed again. By 1981, this dedication to spontaneous creativity had already produced countless recordings, and the duo began releasing cassettes as Smersh via their own Atlas King label. A definitive Smersh discography may not even be possible, but one lists more than 30 Atlas King cassettes. As these tapes traded their way across continents, Smersh developed a devoted following in places far beyond Piscataway, leading to releases on dozens of other labels from around the globe. For Cassette Pets Dark Entries has selected 17 songs, featuring some of the many highlights from Smershs vast discography, spanning 1981-1994. Smershs sound is a lush hybrid of techno, industrial, dance, and experimental. Sometimes easy, sometime not. Most songs revolve around driving EBM style beats, intricate industrial noise manipulation and synth melodies. The Smersh sound has so many faces it doesnt fall into any one category. Each song has been carefully remastered from the rapidly decaying cassette originals for vinyl by GEORGE HORN at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. The vinyl comes housed in a deluxe gatefold jacket with original drawings by Mike Mangino, lyrics and photos. This the first time since the original cassette issues that the music of Smersh is reappearing on vinyl format . Cassette Pets is a sneak peak into the subversive world of New Jerseys isolated, prolific legends of the cassette underground." - Dark Entries.

Artist: STARTER
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"STARTER was a minimal electronic/synthpop group from Switzerland, formed in 1980 by vocalist and fashion designer Francis Foss, Claudine Chirac (from fellow Swiss Wave group Grauzone) and Jet Harbour. Originally the band also included Stephan Eicher who co-wrote two songs but departed before the band recorded their debut album. STARTER began in the city of Bern when Francis, Claudine and Jet decided to create their own brand of New Wave music inspired by Gary Numan and Kraftwerk.They released their debut, self-titled album STARTER in the summer of 1981, making this summer the 30th anniversary of this long out-of-print and extremely hard to find LP! Using early analog Roland and Korg synthesizers, STARTERS music seamlessly merges wistful electronics from Germanys Neue Deutsche Welle movement and powerful vocal stylings from French Chanson. Alongside their Swiss Wave contemporaries like Grauzone, Yello, Liliputt/Kleenex, STARTER created a new brand of hallucinatory �Techno-Pop made up of chopped rhythms, energetic and almost epileptic vocals that are immediately catchy and hypnotic, perfect for the dance-floor. In 1985 STARTER reformed as a duo with Francis Foss on vocals again and Gary Grey on synth/rhythm programming. Their first single �Victim� took cues from Italo Disco and Bobby Orlandos Hi-NRG dance sounds and is the bonus track on Side B of this LP. The song �Part of You� was chosen as the lead track on the Gomma compilation CD Teutonik Disaster 2 in 2003 recruiting new fans worldwide and ushering Francis Foss to release a homemade CD-R/DVD compilation of the entire STARTER discography in 2004. All songs have been remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley in 2011. Each LP includes a lyrics sheet with unreleased photos and a STARTER badge/button." - Dark Entries.

Artist: STRESS
Title: Conspiracy Theory
Format: LP
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"STRESS is the duo of ALAN RIDER and PHIL CLARKE from West Midlands, England formed in 1981.  Alan was editor of Coventry fanzine Adventures in Reality, and Phil was editor of Nuneaton fanzine  Damn Latin. Stress combined electronic rhythms and keyboards with bass guitar, vocals, percussion, and cut-up samples. They created catchy electronic pop songs that fused accessible & experimental elements with a pointed lyrical edge in the vein of Cabaret Voltaire, Depeche Mode and Joy Division. Their first two albums were cassette releases on Alans own Adventures in Reality Recordings label. Help Comes Too Late in 1982 followed by Restraint in 1984.  In July 1985 Stress released The Big Wheel album and appeared on numerous cassette and vinyl compilations worldwide. More gigs and press followed and the album took the Number 1 spot in the NMEs electronic charts. Stress split in September 1985 and re-formed briefly in 1991 to record two tracks. Conspiracy Theory is an 11-song best of compilation album featuring tracks from the first two cassette albums with "The Prayer Clock" from Third Mind Records Life At The Top compilation LP and "Tear It Down" from the Compulsory Overtime compilation LP. Each song has been carefully remastered by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. Each LP also includes a 16-page booklet "Stress Edition" of Adventures in Reality fanzine with photos, equipment list, press cuttings, lyrics and an exclusive Stress badge." - Dark Entries
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Artist: SYSTEM LILIPUTT
Title: Harpa
Format: LP
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"System Liliputt was the solo project of Geir Vasseng from the Stavanger area of Norway in the early 1980s. He released one cassette, Harpa a mini-album of 6 songs in Feburary 1984 on his own label Geva Tapes & Studio that was limited to 150 copies. 27 years later Dark Entries has baked and transferred the original master tapes, adding 5 bonus tracks, restoring this lost piece of Norsk D.I.Y. dark post-punk.
Harpa, in its entirety and all the demos were recorded in Geirs home studio from November 1982 to September 1983. All tracks were written, produced, recorded and performed by Geir without the involvement of any others. Influenced by the darker/melodic post-punk bandsYoung Marble Giants, Fra Lippo Lippi and Seventeen Seconds/Faith era Cure, System Liliputt created rich atmospheres with intricate guitar work, ethereal synths and sombre vocals. Whereas the original six Hapra songs capture a brooding and downbeat feel the demos showcase Vassengs ability to write a catchy, wistful pop song with minimally treated instruments.
All tracks have been carefully remastered by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley for the first time on vinyl. The original cassette included six inlay cards with lyrics which are re-printed here along with English translations by Geirs son! Another piece of Norways rich post-punk past is ready for your ears." - Dark Entries.

Artist: THOSE ATTRACTIVE MAGNETS
Title: Electromagnetic Pulse
Format: LP
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Those Attractive Magnets were created early 1980 in a town called Tamworth, the heart of the English Midlands, as a vehicle for Rikk Quay (keyboards) and Andy Baldwin (vocals). They self-released a super limited cassette EP, Pictures on the Wall in 1980 and the Nightlife/Love Chimes 7? in 1983 and appeared on a Futurist music compilation LP, Synthetic Romance in 1982. Their music travels beyond copycat synthpop bands of the time into electronic realms of the 80s underground scene. There are some obvious parallels of the time you can hear the commercial strains of The Human League, Soft Cell and Kraftwerk at times but the band never wholly embraced commercialism as these tracks reveal. Although their sound takes a cue from the post-punk and early new romantic scenes, it still remains one step ahead in a unique futuristic world full of delicious dance beats! Electromagnetic Pulse is the first ever compilation of a number of tapes Those Attractive Magnets produced during their three creative and prolific years of song writing, 1980-1983. This LP contains remastered versions of both songs from the 7? as well as 2 songs from the cassette EP and a different version of the song that appeared on Synthetic Romance; 9 songs in total, 7 of which have never appeared on vinyl until now! Limited to 500 hand-numbered copies with an 1117 poster/insert of lyrics, photos and liner notes by Sam Holliday." - Dark Entries.
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Artist: V/A
Title: Bay Area Retrograde (BART) Vol 1
Format: LP
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Bay Area Retrograde (BART) Volume 1 is Dark Entries first compilation of underground music from San Francisco (and the greater Bay Area) in the 1980s. Towards the end of the 70s, San Francisco experimental music clashed with the aftermath of punk and gave birth to a vibrant underground scene. By the early to mid 80s the DIY music scene of the Bay Area was a hotbed for experimental and quirky new wave, post punk, and synthpop, quite similar to New Yorks No Wave scene and Berlins Neue Deutsche Welle. This compilation literally connects the (transit) lines between these varied musical offerings and tells the secret story of eleven forgotten Bay Area bands and contains four previously unreleased tracks on vinyl, until now! BART Volume 1 features a Korg-heavy assault from Danvilles utterly obscure Nominal State; two little-known left-field electronic dance gems from Batang Frisco and Quiet Room; Berkeleys answer to darkwave, Necropolis of Love; a synth-driven drama fest from drag performance troupe Wasp Women; quirky lo-fi gothic pop from one man band Distant Thunder; a gay Hi-NRG anthem delivered by Danny Boy and the Serious Party Gods; two lesser know gems from SF synth legends Voice Farm and Los Microwaves; and the futuristic pulsing synth-punk of Standard of Living and the Units. All tracks have been carefully remastered by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. Each LP is housed in a large 6-panel fold out poster by with liner notes by Johnny Ray Huston, original photos, fliers and artwork documenting this fertile period. BART is more widely know as the acronym for Bay Area Rapid Transit, the main rail transportation system for the San Francisco Bay Area and the band on this compilation. This LP is by no means a definitive compilation but merely opens the tunnel to the underground sounds of the Bay!" - Dark Entries.
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Artist: V/A
Title: The Thing From the Crypt
Format: LP
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Dark Entries is proud to present The Thing From The Crypt, a 16-track compilation of UK DIY/Synth/New Wave/Post-Punk originally released in 1981. Showcasing the thriving post punk sound of Watford, a town in Hertfordshire, England, located 20 minutes northwest of central London. The Thing From The Crypt neither attempts to sell a Wotford sound nor claims to be a comprehensive guide to the areas best beat bands. Like all good compilations, its essence is variety: some tracks will make you come whilst other will make you vomit. -original liner notes by ROBERT DELLAR. This compilation features 8 bands with two songs included by each group. Tracks from EXHIBIT A, SAD LOVERS & GIANTS, MEX, GAMBIT OF SHAME, FLYING BEECHCRAFT, IMAGE IN RUIN, S-HATERS, and SOFT DRINKS. All songs have been transferred from the master tapes by PAUL MEX and remastered for vinyl by GEORGE HORN at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. The vinyl comes housed in a full color printed jacket using the original silk screened artwork. Each LP includes a copy of the 12 page booklet that came with the original pressing." - Dark Entries.
One of my favorite UK DIY comps, worth it for the S-HATERS and Outer Himalayan/ RUDIMENTARY PENI related SOFT DRINKS tracks alone (if anyone has a spare SOFT DRINKS 7" or the MAGITS 7" for that matter, please get in touch..)

Artist: VICTROLA
Title: Maritime Tatami
Format: 12"
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"For our 55th release we are launching a special series called Dark Entries Editions, dedicated to 12″ singles made for the dance floor. The first release in this series is Victrola, the duo of Antonio “Eze” Cuscinà and Carlo Smeriglio from Italy. The band formed in Messina, but later relocated to Florence to join the rich musical scene there with Neon, Pankow, Alexander Robotnick and Diaframma. Beginning as a 4-piece combo (two guitarists, bassist, drummer) in 1979, they slimmed down to a synthesizer and guitar-based duo a few years later. Their sole release was the “Maritime Tatami”/”A Game Of Despair” EP, from 1983. Using an array of now-classic Roland synthesizers (TR 606, TR 303 Bassline, Juno 6) plus a Korg Polysix and Fender Stratocaster, they crafted two darkwave ballads. “Maritime Tatami” engulfs the listener with trance-inducing synth lines and melancholic vocals over its epic 8 minutes. Oblique minor-key bass lines provide an anchor while snappy, brittle 606 rhythms propel the track along. The lyrics tell the story of Tatami, a boy from a fishing town who yearns for a new life in the big city. “A Game of Despair”, on the flipside, is a haunting crawl through the eyes of a woman left by her lover. An angular guitar riff repeats hypnotically, as fragile icy synth lines chime emptily above it. Each song has been carefully remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. The vinyl comes housed in an exact replication of the original jacket, and includes an insert with lyrics and never-before-seen photos. Victrolas only release is a truly singular and timeless masterpiece—its from a dimension of its own." - Dark Entries.
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Artist: VITA NOCTIS
Title: Against The Rule
Format: Double LP
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"Dark Entries and Minimal Maximal have joined forces to re-issue the complete discography of Vita Noctis on a double vinyl LP. Previously these songs were restricted to limited self-released cassettes, compilation appearances and a sole 12″ Mini LP. Beware, this is abrasive, primal music made by irritated teenagers full of angst! Vita Noctis were a trio from Vilvoorde, Belgium in the Flemish Region. Inspired by the post-punk movement twin brothers Kris and Jos Kips convinced Kris girlfriend Martine Genijn to start a band in 1981.They recorded their earliest songs onto a 2-track tape deck in their bedroom studio using second-hand equipment they could afford: Roland TR-808 drum machine, Casiotone MT-31, Ibanez bass guitar and a Korg MS-20 keyboard. Their first album “In The Face Of…DEATH” was self-released on cassette only in 1984 by the “Much Money Good Boy, No Money Good-Bye” cassette in 1985. In February 1986 the band recorded five songs at Studio Care in Gent, Belgium later released as the self-titled 12″ Mini-LP on Mad In Belgium Records. Their final recording session was November 1986 returning to the bands bedroom studio, resulting in the song “She Likes Me” which appeared on the “Climax Productions Presents” LP. “More “arthouse” than “goth”, Vita Noctis blend the sneering attitude of punk with the spartan structures of minimal electronics. The band had more in common with the early electronic Sheffield scene of Cabaret Voltaire, Vice Versa or early Human League than their Belgian contemporaries. Urgent vocals go from a whisper to a scream in seconds and sound restless, bored and irritated all at once. Fuzzy guitar, simple baselines and crude electronics take turns accompanying the dynamic vocal stylings. While lyrics tackle weighty topics like death and religion, the landscape they paint is as playfully bratty as it is grim. All songs have been remastered from the restored 1/4″ reel to reel tapes by George Horn at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley California. Each double LP comes in a deluxe gatefold jacket with cover art by original designer Stephan Barbery and never before seen band photos and lyrics for each song. Spanning three years and four recording sessions “Against The Rule” is the soundtrack to Armageddon, very fitting in the contemporary climate of dissatisfaction and social upheaval." -Dark Entries.
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Artist: VOCODER
Title: Cuadro Sinoptico
Format: 12"
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Dark Entries is thrilled to present a 4-song compilation from one of the finest groups of the Spanish New Wave/Tecno-Pop scene of the 1980s. Vocoder were a quartet from Zaragoza, Spain formed in 1981. Keyboardists Antonio Laval and Alfonso Olarte attended the same university and fell in love with a Korg MS-20 synthesizer in a music shop window. They met keyboardist Antonio Tenas at a local radio station and were later joined by vocalist Pilar Pellicer. They recorded several demos with synthesizers, sequencers and drum machines, creating a soundtrack for the clubs and dance floors. Inspired by the “Movida Madrileña,” they sent demos to various record companies. The band signed a deal with Aviador Dro’s sublabel Neón Danza and released two EPs, “What Happens Now”/”Radio” in 1984, “Mindanao”/”Amor de Robot” in 1985 and a self-titled LP which was produced by Michel Huygen (Neuronium) in 1987. Vocoder also appeared on the TV program “La Bola De Cristal”, presenting their music video for “What Happens Now”, in which the band danced in a supermarket with a shopping cart full of synthesizers. The group mutually disbanded in 1988 and continued to organize concerts for other groups touring in Spain.
“Cuadro Sinóptico” compiles both 2-song 12″ maxi singles as one 4-song EP. All four songs were recorded during 1984-85 at Doublewtronics Studios in Madrid, Spain, using the most advanced and sophisticated techniques of time in digital recording and Direct Metal Mastering (DMM). The band utilized many professional synthesizers of the time: Roland Juno 60, Prophet V, Korg Poly 61, Yamaha DX-7, Roland TR-909 and the Linn Drum, which was used by most Italo Disco artists. These songs were recorded in the highest fidelity with disc jockeys in mind. Genuinely catchy, Vocoder combined soaring melodies with cybernetic coldness. A futuristic sound for the modern age topped with Pilar’s charismatic vocals. Lyrically they address robotic love, disco dancing, and the tropical island of Mindanao, and sing in Spanish, English and French.
All songs on “Cuadro Sinóptico” have been remastered from the original reel to reel master tapes for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, CA. Each LP includes a double-sided insert with photos, lyrics and liner notes by Flemming Dalum, a Danish DJ who introduced much of the world to Vocoder in 2008 on his “French Spanish Italo Connection” mix. Vocoder want you to barricade yourself in the discotheques and dance away the depression." -Dark Entries.
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Artist: X RAY POP
Title: Dream Machine
Format: LP
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"X RAY POP are the synth-pop duo of DOC PILOT and ZOUKA DZAZA from Tours, France. They got their start in the no wave art group BOCAL 5 in 1981 and split off in 1984 to focus on their own brand of quirky synthesized electronics. Influenced by Erik Satie, Brigitte Bardot, Suicide and Young Marble Giants, they call their music "minimum naive new wave." Armed with a Casio PT-20 keyboard and a rudimentary Yamaha MR10 drum machine they recorded their demo cassette and first 7-inch "Eurasienne / La Machine à Rêver" in 1984. Upgrading their synthesizers and adding some saxophone and guitar, they recorded the "Alcool / Amazone" 7-inch in 1985 and the  "DS / El Gato" 7-inch in 1986.The Dream Machine collects X Ray Pops first three 7-inch singles plus eight songs from their demo cassette, never released on vinyl before. Their songs are short, concise and well structured; richly textured, moving at a quick speed with hardly a pause. The demos show a sense of humor, vitality and carefree playfulness.  Zoukas pouting, tongue-in-cheek vocals (sung in French) come together for a catchy, sensuous, danceable, eccentric psychedelic ride. Reminiscent of the Mo-dettes, early OMD or Algebra Suicide, X Ray Pop could be the missing link to Stereolab. All songs have been remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley directly from the original master tapes. Each LP comes in a neon yellow jacket with an 8-page booklet full of unreleased photos, original artwork and lyrics. 28 years later, this is the first time since the original issue that the songs of X RAY POP are reappearing on vinyl again, but is the world ready?" - Dark Entries

Artist: XEX
Title: Change
Format: LP + DVD
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"XEX were an all-synthesizer band from South River, New Jersey in the late 1970s. The band formed when a trio of high school misfits with funny names (WAW PIEROGI, THUMBALINA GUGIELMO and ALEX ZANDER) teamed up with some friends from Rutgers College. They released their debut album group: xex in 1980 which Dark Entries reissued in 2010. We were lucky to discover the master tapes of their unreleased second album xex:change in Waws basement. xex:change takes a leap from where the band left off at the end of 1980. DAVID ANDERSON left the group making xex a quartet. With the help of producer ZIGGY RODBERG, xex further developed the aesthetic of the first album. The seven songs here are more complex and hypnotic than the synthpunk outbursts of group:xex. Their new synthesizers, a Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 and a Minimoog, evoke the high-tech utopia of Patrick Cowley and proto-techno of Afrika Bambaataa. Thumbalinas vocals have a detached, icy quality. Lyrics revolve around species-specific adaptations for copulation, robot love and the Jersey shore. They titled the album xex:change, a multiple entendre that refers to the evolution of the group since its first album, group interaction in the creative process, and underlying sexual ambiguity. The group did not have the funds to release the album and it sat in obscurity for over 30 years. All songs have been remastered from the original reel to reel tapes for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. The vinyl comes housed in jacket created by Alex Zander for his senior art project in college in 1980. Each LP includes a double sided 11x11 cardstock insert with lyrics and photos. Also included is a full length DVD featuring a 9-song xex concert from 1981, recorded at Hurrah in New York. With the bonus DVD included in the new LP, more people will see xex perform than ever saw them play live. More than 30 years later xex:change finally sees the light of day and fits in todays world all too perfectly." - Dark Entries

Artist: XEX
Title: Group: Xex
Format: LP
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"xex were an all-synthesizer band from South River, New Jersey who recorded their debut album group:xex in 1980. Formed when a trio of high school misfits with funny names (Waw Pierogi, Thumbalina Gugielmo and Alex Zander) teamed up with some friends from Rutgers College Performed entirely on then-state-of-the-art Arps, synths and electronic drums - no guitars anywhere - group: xex aims for the future, but comes across now like a time capsule from the deepest, darkest Reagan years. Each song burrows its way into your head with repetitive, undeniably catchy synth lines and vocal chants. "SNGA" ("Soviet Nerve Gas Attack"), "Cops" and "Delta Five" are doomy evocations of Cold War tension not far removed from very early Devo. But they were also capable of being quirky and whimsical. On "Fashion Hurts," "Svetlana" and "St. Vitus Dance," Waw and Thumbalina come across like a primitive B-52s, replacing the dance/party vibe with resignation and cynical humor. group: xex doesnt sound like its from New Jersey. It barely sounds like its from Earth. However, theres a certain residual murkiness that subliminally evokes the Central Jersey working-class suburbs. group: xex was all but forgotten until 1998, when radio DJ Tom Smith discovered it in the WFMU music library and tracked down the band members, which lead to a CD reissue in 2004 on Smack Shire Records. Just in time for the 30th anniversary of group:xex Dark Entries tracked down Waw Pierogi and restored the original master tapes with George Horn who remastered the tracks for vinyl at Fantasy Studios. All copies include a 16 page zine with never before seen photos, lyrics, bios, press releases as well as an original concert invitation from 1980!" - Dark Entries.

Artist: ZWISCHENFALL
Title: Heute
Format: LP
Label: Dark Entries
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Zwischenfall formed in 1982 with Michael Sass (synths), Martin Urban (bass/vocals) and Stephan Kraemer (guitar/drums)�??all of German descent. They were united by musical sensibilities that combined electronic and traditional instruments developing the basis for their 1982 demo recordings. By chance Patrick Codenys of the Belgian electro pioneers FRONT 242 heard two songs and decided to record a 4-song EP for the electro bands newly formed label MASK. The Heute EP was released in 1983 after a week of recording in Fronts private studio under the direction of sound-whiz Daniel B. Bearing in mind MIDI had not been invented at the time, the recording involved some extensive sound sculpting including the use of individual synths (PPG Wave, Syrinx, Roland System 100, etc.) for separate drum sounds. To create an organic feel to the combination of acoustic and electric guitar, a trumpet and a bass were incorporated into the electronic arrangements.  Sonically way ahead of their time, Zwischenfall have a distinct sound with hard rhythms and melancholic melodies that blend minimal yet catchy electronics to create a very danceable production. Remastered by George Horn at Fantasy Studios, the EP features two bonus tracks from the Heute sessions never before released on vinyl: the uptempo �??Tausend Jahre�?� and �??Katastrophe�?� the demo version of Flucht. The Dark Entries release of Heute  will include an original press kit with lyrics and band photos and is limited to 500 hand-numbered copies." - Dark Entries.

Artist: HUNTING LODGE
Title: Will
Format: LP
Label: Dark Vinyl
Country: Germany
Price: $26.00
"Essential cult release from 1983. Besides the early releases of SPK, THROBBING GRISTLE and LUSTMORD one of the most important releases in the real industrial movement. Limited to 449 copies." - Dark Vinyl. Last copies of the 1996 reissue. The origins of Michigan noise..
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Artist: KUDO, TORI/KINUTAPAN/YUMBO
Title: Dont Fear An Adjoining Island
Format: CD
Label: Das Gemeine
Country: Japan
Price: $17.00
"A live concert performance recorded at Martian Gardens in Sendai, Japan, November 2002 featuring TORI KUDO, KINUTAPAN, and YUMBO playing both alone and together. TORI KUDO is the leader of faves MAHER SHALAL HASH BAZ. KINUTAPAN play rarely, and only new songs, so this is the only opportunity to hear this material. YUMBO, led by KOJI SHIBUYA of Maher Shalal Hash Baz, sounds much like that band, and performs with piano, electric and acoustic guitars, bass, drum, toy keyboard, trombone, kazoo, and more. Sixteen tracks of great psych pop, packaged with a 40-page booklet (printed in Japanese). Imported from Japan."
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Artist: DE MARIA, WALTER
Title: Drums And Nature
Format: CD
Label: De Maria, Walter
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"..In 1957, (De Maria) graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, where he earned his M.F.A. in painting two years later. De Maria and his friend, the avant-garde composer La Monte Young, participated in Happenings and theatrical productions (including very early Fluxus events) in the San Francisco area. In 1960, De Maria moved to New York; here he wrote essays on art, which were published in 1963 in Youngs "An Anthology", and took part in Happenings and multimedia presentations. In 1961, he made his first wooden box sculptures. De Maria and Robert Whitman opened the Great Jones Street gallery in New York in 1963; the same year, De Marias first solo show of sculpture was presented there. This year, he worked as a drummer for the rock group The Velvet Underground. He continued to work in wood, began his "invisible drawings," and composed music. With the support of collector Robert C. Scull, De Maria started making pieces in metal in 1965. De Maria emerged as a leader of the Earthworks movement in 1968 when he filled the Galerie Heiner Friedrich in Munich with dirt. This year, he also made his The Mile Long Drawing in the Desert in the Mojave Desert for Walls in the Desert, a project, originally conceived in 1962, which is to consist of two parallel mile-long walls. In 1968, he also participated in Documenta in Kassel. A major exhibition of De Marias sculpture was held at the Kunstmuseum Basel in 1972. Earthworks and serial geometric sculpture continue to occupy De Maria in the 1970s: his Three Continent Project was completed in 1972 and the Lightning Field in New Mexico was finished in 1977. That same year, De Maria recreated his Earth Room at the Heiner Friedrich Gallery in New York. The artist lives in New York." -Guggenheim.

Self released CD (with almost no distribution) featuring De Marias tribal drumming mixed with field recordings (as the title implies). The two pieces, Cricket Music and Ocean Music, were originally recorded in 1964 and 1968 (evidently with some help from Tony Conrad). Restocked yet again... Very highly recommended!
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Artist: 39 CLOCKS
Title: Zoned
Format: CD
Label: De Stijl
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"The first public appearance pairing Christian Henjes (then Zero Jack) and Juergen Gleue (then Genius Nr.17) was in 1976, at the Dada Nova (a space later occupied by Otto Müehls AAO commune) in midtown Hannover, Germany. Known for pranksterism and the destruction of the clubs in which they would perform, friction would follow the band everywhere. In 1979 they were thrown out of a show in Kassel at the Documenta (their sounds had disturbed Joseph Beuys). They created an outrage (they wrote a tune with the title Art Minus Idiots) at the Filmtage Hannover with their avant garde Super 8 movies under the guise of director Zachius Lipschitz. Rumour claims that at a Hannnover show at the Cafe Glocksee, they played the vacuum cleaner and a circular saw instead of guitars. Inspired, then (clearly), by protest in the broadest and most romantic sense (they wrote a tune with the title Radical Student Mob In Satin Boots) theirs was a sound attuned to classic American punk/Nuggets. This collection was put together with the non-completest in mind (originals of some of these records are as rare as Italian underwear), intending to display the general 39 Clocks vibe, but also some of their more curious wrinkles. And as Diedrich Diedrichsen wrote the first review of the band, we at DeStijl are very pleased with his liner notes." - DeStijl

Artist: BLACK TO COMM
Title: Earth
Format: LP
Label: De Stijl
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"EARTH is a 2009 silent film by Ho Tzu Nyen, one of Singapores foremost artists. The visually arresting film has been live-soundtracked by a number of artists (including Oren Ambarchi) in several locales, and after Black to Comm, a.k.a. Marc Richters accompaniment at Berlins Asian Film Festival and the Unsound Festival in Krakow (both in 2010), he decided to commit it to record. In Marcs own words: Most of the music was composed under the influence of heavy pain killers while recovering from a broken leg. The music (like the film) is about slowness and decay, states of unconsciousness, sleeping and waking up, dying and being reborn. The film basically is a post-apocalyptic collage based on paintings by classical European painters (Caravaggio, Delacroix, Rembrandt, Gericault) -- the music tries to translate that concept employing similar collage-based sampling techniques using loops made from vintage vinyl and shellac records combined with acoustic and electronic instrumentation and voice. Richters already formidable expressive power stretches over all of EARTH. Reflecting the countless cyclical forces that make up, oh, more or less everything we know and are, the music on EARTH is bracing, lovely, bustling and still, and at times bittersweet, a commingling of sensations and emotions that cant be neatly separated from one another. (EARTHis complex, as you know.) Guests on EARTHinclude David Aird, a.k.a Vindicatrix (on the Mordant Music label), contributing startling vocal work; Renate Nikolaus on an array of instruments and noise devices; Rutger Zuydervelt (singing bowls); and Christopher Kline (singing saw). EARTH is Black to Comms seventh album and his debut for De Stijl, following the acclaimed Alphabet 1968 (on Type) and last years vinyl-only collaboration with Mike Kelley of Destroy All Monsters (on the En/Of label)." -De Stijl.

Artist: CONNOR, MATTHIAS "WOLFBOY"
Title: Greatest Hits
Format: Book
Label: De Stijl
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"The debut anthology of short stories, previously published in photocopied micro-editions by MATTHIAS CONNORS Poppy Books imprint. 200-plus pages with a forward by NICK FORGACS." -De Stijl.

Artist: JEFFERIES, PETER
Title: The Last Great Challenge in a Dull World
Format: LP
Label: De Stijl
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
"Peter Jefferiess extraordinary debut solo album, The Last Great Challenge in a Dull World, first saw life as a cassette via the Xpressway label of Port Chalmers, New Zealand, in 1990. As a result of some international underground acclaim in fanzines and mailorder catalogs -- for both the album and a striking 7-inch, The Fate of the Human Carbine, released around the same time -- it soon appeared on LP and CD as well, through the Ajax label of Chicago. Within a couple of years it slipped out of print and out of sight. Twenty years later were putting it back on wax which includes the songs from the attendant single, and no amount of remastering, whatsoever. Though no ones gotten around to writing a book on it yet, The Last Great Challenge in a Dull World nonetheless stands as one of the singular singer-songwriter albums of all time, existing on a sparsely populated plane with Pink Moon, Blues Run, the Game, Our Mother the Mountain and not many others. In a sandy voice that soothes and slashes, Jefferies offers a piercingly, crushingly lucid view of the endeavor of life, all our pain and small glories rendered in tones both harrowing and tender. On piano, drums and percussion, he pounds out melodies that roar, sweep and lilt, accompanied on many songs by the serrated guitars of a variety of players. Featuring a small team of South Island heavy-hitters -- all three members of the Dead C as well as David Mitchell (3Ds), Alastair Galbraith, Kathy Bull (Look Blue Go Purple, Cyclops), Nigel Taylor and Robbie Muir (whos co-billed on the single) -- Last Great Challenge provides a pivot point in Jefferiess formidable recording career, which included two bands he shared with his brother Graeme in the 80s, Nocturnal Projections and This Kind of Punishment, and four further solo albums, as well as stints in bands here (Mecca Normal, Two Foot Flame) and there (Plagal Grind, Cyclops)." -De Stijl.
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Artist: KILGOUR, DAVID
Title: Here Come The Cars
Format: LP
Label: De Stijl
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"A year after the Cleans reunion LP Vehicle (also their first proper album ever) put them back on the international-pop radar in 1990, guitarist David Kilgour retreated with his new Revox tape machine (which hed been singing about rapturously in his side-project Stephen and elsewhere: Have you seen my new tape machine?!) and cut his first solo album, Here Come The Cars, issued by Flying Nun in 1991. From the jarring cover image of David through to the last note, Here Come The Cars is a special pop album, even on a label that had no shortage of them. A sparkling gem cloaked in achingly atmospheric production (courtesy of Nick Roughan), Here Come The Cars has haunted us since its release -- its just one of those albums that exists outside of time, the opening chords of the title track never fail to draw you out of the world youre in and into its own magical space. The album was remastered and rereleased on CD by Flying Nun in 2004, but has never before been on vinyl -- which De Stijl is happy to rectify here in 2012." - De Stijl. Includes mp3 download.

Artist: LUBELSKI, SAMARA
Title: Wavelength
Format: LP
Label: De Stijl
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"First lady of winds and stars Samara Lubelski returns to her once and future label home for her sixth album, Wavelength, and the spheres harmonize at the news. Wavelength comprises a dozen new arrowed whispers, Samaras feathery touch on guitar and microphone now so at balance with the elements that the whole, her music and the air it enters, become inseparable. Dont be fooled by the persistent psych-folk labels she gets - oh, they may be accurate as far as modern usage goes, and that scene is now as it was then, but Wavelength is an electric record through and through. Everything comes to life in light, the guitar speaking in radiant strums and felt-tip leads, her violin calling up everything that glows and grows in the dark. Funny how nature always seemed to work everything out fine on her own before we showed up, huh?" - De Stijl.

Artist: MESSAGES
Title: Message Bag
Format: Double LP
Label: De Stijl
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"We come burdened with the glorious purpose of having readied the latest recordings by Messages, a double LP set called Message Bag. Its a set of pieces that imparts a vibe rife with history, and yet clearly focused on the future. You buy these 2 LPs, poster, and insert in a bag, but in all of its formats and strategies Message Bag operates as a return to an unresolved system, as an alternative to the rest of yr choices, and bestows something that cant be bought. We call it wisdom." - Destijl.

Artist: OLAUSSON, JAKOB
Title: Morning & Sunrise
Format: CD
Label: De Stijl
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"At some point all great explorers, from Amundsen to Kishan Singh Rawat, come to an opening up and cast their minds across a big space. A clearing, a promontory, a look out from a place no ones been before. Jakob Olausson ventured deep on Moonlight Farm, his debut for De Stijl in the winter of 2005. His singular expression returns on Morning and Sunrise, an explorers codex, a gaze through to whats more important and less seen. The path yet traveled and the sun arcing over it. Morning and Sunrise is a different record from Moonlight Farm. Neither progression nor the preferred natural progression describe how. There is more electric guitar and it really whisks at your earbones, the playing is beautiful. Jakobs singing glows more. It gives light and shows love as it reassures, makes no false promises, says: You can be understood. Honest as the elements, whether you count four or 118. Words like loner will be hung on Morning and Sunrise, and thats okay, we associate clarity this potent with solitude. And this could be the most lucid psychedelic record ever, morning is just so clear, and anyway, its not really loner, because you are there all along. Dont we all just want to know how the next person gets along? Come out into the morning and see." - De Stijl.

Artist: OLAUSSON, JAKOB
Title: Morning & Sunrise
Format: LP
Label: De Stijl
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"At some point all great explorers, from Amundsen to Kishan Singh Rawat, come to an opening up and cast their minds across a big space. A clearing, a promontory, a look out from a place no ones been before. Jakob Olausson ventured deep on Moonlight Farm, his debut for De Stijl in the winter of 2005. His singular expression returns on Morning and Sunrise, an explorers codex, a gaze through to whats more important and less seen. The path yet traveled and the sun arcing over it. Morning and Sunrise is a different record from Moonlight Farm. Neither progression nor the preferred natural progression describe how. There is more electric guitar and it really whisks at your earbones, the playing is beautiful. Jakobs singing glows more. It gives light and shows love as it reassures, makes no false promises, says: You can be understood. Honest as the elements, whether you count four or 118. Words like loner will be hung on Morning and Sunrise, and thats okay, we associate clarity this potent with solitude. And this could be the most lucid psychedelic record ever, morning is just so clear, and anyway, its not really loner, because you are there all along. Dont we all just want to know how the next person gets along? Come out into the morning and see." -De Stijl

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: SCARE SUPPLY aka UNIVERSAL VAGRANTS
Title:
Format: LP
Label: De Stijl
Country: USA
Price: $35.00
Somewhat mysterious John Olson/American Tapes related project which is more than likely the Universal Indians under a different name. Released in 1998 in an edition of 99 copies.
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Artist: STARE CASE
Title: Lose Today
Format: LP
Label: De Stijl
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Duo John Olson and Nate Young, names commonly associated with the underworld regimes electronic noise kings Wolf Eyes, are runaways, yet their direction toward the primitive and battered blues has been somewhat inevitable. At first, it appears accidental that the same players who have produced countless screeching aural onslaughts are creating the subtly sensitive and focused meanderings of fleshy and intricate scales. On second thought, Olson and Young love to push the envelope, as well as themselves, and Lose Today shows traces of their ever-present and contorting thumbprint: raw elegance. Though perhaps the mere consideration of the majestic noise kings performing by note seems both perplexing and cumbersome, think again. Their methods are cunning and their outpour is monstrously elegiac. Lose Today wields the ethereal meditative power leftover from The Velvet Undergrounds Sweet Sister Ray epic bootleg. The result: a melodious somnolent grievance that leaves the listener to feast on a curiously endless and internal banquet. Young snarls and writhes in irritated spiraling pronouncements that trail off in regretful, pained fashion, producing the same eventual something-isnt-right that The Velvet Underground secured, but set aside to allow the Michigan basement bluesmen to borrow. Also, here is Youngs virgin performance on bass, a venture that proves suiting as his sparse yet stable meanderings are the backbone to a jam lost in the arcane. At times the bass lines seem to be counting off the seconds until an eventual meltdown. Meanwhile, Olson wanders off on woodwinds, seemingly tangled in wavelengths, letting his own sounds guide him through a brassy chilling darkness. He follows scales--Indian scales, blues scales--though the subtlety of Olsons discipline fosters to an expansive intimacy, a nuance so massive his quips on flute and saxophone are the secret architects of Lose Todays meditation. Olson takes the spiraling mania inspired by the likes of The VUs Sweet Sister Ray lose-all jam and lets it blossom into a soundtrack for a secret think tank whose sole purpose is to maintain a shadowed fire." -De Stijl.
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Artist: VOLUNTEERS PARK
Title: Tragic Pote/Jerusalem Stone
Format: 7"
Label: De Stijl
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
"Aviram Cohen is a jerk. Who cares if he was in Silk Flowers, Soiled Mattress and The Springs, or the Germs rip-off The Bad Form? You can tell that his parents are immigrants. Hes a suburbanite from New Jersey, and now, another New Yorker with an attitude, who learned how to use a sequencer to program synths and drum machines, so that he can sing about how boring life can be. Its like hes creating all this atmosphere because its lacking in his life. It sounds like someone is blasting the 80s station out of their car, while parked under the subway overpass. And the train is roaring by overhead." -De Stijl.



Artist: WADA, TASHI
Title: Gradient
Format: 7"
Label: De Stijl
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
"Tashi Wada is a San Francisco-based composer and performer whose recent work focuses on sound perception as a basis for direct modes of listening. His work has been performed throughout the United States and Europe, and for several years now he has performed alongside his father, Yoshi Wada. Gradient is two sustained tones, a fourth apart, positioned along a wall, one at each end. The string player produces a very slow glissando from one pitch to the other while physically moving from one pitch to the other -- in other words, the string player moves so that pitch distance coincides with spatial distance. The two possible directions form a sculpture-like presence shifting through all of the blue notes. Harry Partch often worked with this type of harmony, so Tashi and Marc Sabat used one of his adapted violas for the recording." -De Stijl.

Artist: WET HAIR
Title: In Vogue Spirit
Format: LP
Label: De Stijl
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Wet Hair have been living on the road and in the studio for the last few years and have made something special out of little more than synths, drums, flesh, blood, organs and ideas. Theyve traveled the world supporting the astral concepts of their music, which has henceforth had a subterranean visibility. In Vogue Spirit is their third LP and it is surely the one wherein all elements have gelled : the hazy, shifting experimental semi-thrust, the psychedelic production (notice we didnt use the word dub) and the effortless melodic flow contribute to the vibe that makes this sound infinitely more fresh than the forms explored therein. There is no seismic shift. Worlds dont collide. Silver apples dont grow on the moon. The contributions Wet Hair makes nudge a strange and subtle augmentation on the template, and thats all Im content with asking of pop music." - De Stijl.

Artist: WET HAIR
Title: Spill Into Atmosphere
Format: LP
Label: De Stijl
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Hey kid, need a lift? Like, right up off the ground? Spill into Atmosphere is the freshest whitecap in the crashing-upward wave known as Wet Hair, the Midwestern duo-cum-trio thats been holding it down for years as a multi-stop repeat-shop-n-hop psych-pop pin-drop right there in the dead center of everything and/or nothing, Iowa City. The Wet Hair discography having spired itself to a respectable vantage - shared releases with such powers as Rene Hell, Naked on the Vague and Peaking Lights, both via frontmensch Shawn Reeds Night People imprint and others - Spill into Atmosphere becomes the bands second full-length with De Stijl. There is motion here, oh yeah - circling swirls of lighter-than-air energy, born aloft on propellers of foam yet anchored to earth with thunder-clap rhythms and Reeds heady bellow. Spill into Atmosphere gives you that feeling you had when you finally mastered the controls on your hovercraft: Youre both in it and above it." -De Stijl.

Artist: WOLF EYES
Title: No Answer : Lower Floors
Format: CD
Label: De Stijl
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
""No Answer : Lower Floors is the record of 2013 you need to be most worried about. No Answer : Lower Floors is further flesh to the shadowy silhouette cast by this Michigan art abstraction unit, perenially poised on the cusp of a precipice. Wolf Eyes will carry on forever but always remain mysteriously unfinished. The No Answer : Lower Floors material covers all bases: tough to toughest to tangled, all done in the Wolves least convoluted smooth style. The vocals, delays, primitive electronics, woodwinds and raw guitar of newest member Jamas Baljo create a new destroyed space to crawl through. No Answer : Lower Floors was recorded and mixed at the Michigan Underground Groups gambling/clubhouse/art space, with the usually 2D-flat quality of the drums and electronics given creeping new brightness-life within the hollow echo acoustics of the sacred spaces cinder prisons. No Answer : Lower Floors shares a natural feel with previous Wolf Eyes efforts but goes much further in detailing their underworld of odd melodies and mangled harmonics. Within their system-based economic compositions, there remains zero room for wasted space. Wolf Eyes return to longtime friendbase and Interzone of outsider art De Stijl Records, with whom the band worked on No Face Lives, their collaboration with Smegma, and the loner blues cerebration unit Stare Cases Lose Today. No Answer : Lower Floors features former members Aaron Dilloway and Mike Connelly, and thus is a family homecoming of sorts. More important, its the dawn of a new Wolf Eyes era." - De Stijl.

Artist: WOLF EYES
Title: No Answer : Lower Floors
Format: LP
Label: De Stijl
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
LP version. "No Answer : Lower Floors is the record of 2013 you need to be most worried about. No Answer : Lower Floors is further flesh to the shadowy silhouette cast by this Michigan art abstraction unit, perenially poised on the cusp of a precipice. Wolf Eyes will carry on forever but always remain mysteriously unfinished. The No Answer : Lower Floors material covers all bases: tough to toughest to tangled, all done in the Wolves least convoluted smooth style. The vocals, delays, primitive electronics, woodwinds and raw guitar of newest member Jamas Baljo create a new destroyed space to crawl through. No Answer : Lower Floors was recorded and mixed at the Michigan Underground Groups gambling/clubhouse/art space, with the usually 2D-flat quality of the drums and electronics given creeping new brightness-life within the hollow echo acoustics of the sacred spaces cinder prisons. No Answer : Lower Floors shares a natural feel with previous Wolf Eyes efforts but goes much further in detailing their underworld of odd melodies and mangled harmonics. Within their system-based economic compositions, there remains zero room for wasted space. Wolf Eyes return to longtime friendbase and Interzone of outsider art De Stijl Records, with whom the band worked on No Face Lives, their collaboration with Smegma, and the loner blues cerebration unit Stare Cases Lose Today. No Answer : Lower Floorsfeatures former members Aaron Dilloway and Mike Connelly, and thus is a family homecoming of sorts. More important, its the dawn of a new Wolf Eyes era." - De Stijl

Artist: WOLF EYES & SMEGMA
Title: The Beast aka No Face Lives
Format: LP
Label: De Stijl
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Smegma man, fucking Smegma. They started the whole damn thing. Sure there was Lee Rocky & some soundeffects 78s that set the crew in motion but screw it.. you wouldnt be blasting "The Beast" or any "weird handdrawn lp" with rotten ears if it wasnt for this truly motley crew. In high school my sweet momma would give me ten bones a week for lunch, come Monday by noon that shit was blown at the local rec shop. When I only had a couple of raggedy bux left from gripping Zorlac stickers, the only option was the dollar bin at the store. It was there that John Bender, Haystacks Balboa, Nik Reicnek, & Peter Catham lps blew open my teen mind to the netherworlds. Among the giants was this homemade wreckord by Ju Suk Reet Meat. Looked amazing.. had no idea. Threw it on for nearly every day since. Mutant loops, improv from alien swamp prom & deviant horrible ideas. Changed my life. Just what a young mind needed to replace the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Found out later it was from the Smegma camp, a strange unknown mystery troupe from Portland. No photos ever... just a numbling clip on RRR comp video gave me & Dilloway a tunnel view into the spirtual mecca that would the Smegma klan. Before the first Wolf jaunt out west we dropped them a postcard saying it would be good to meet. Soon it mangled into a recording session. We would be so honored. The day came. The Smegma house, totally pink, queued us in to rainy green Portland. We knocked. A femme voice said through the door, "use the bell". Nate pushed it and out came a gargled electronic siren. The door opened, Rock n Roll Jackie, 5 foot tall, grinning & long beatiful grey hair. We all fell in love. Soon after we meet Ju Suk & one by one slowly met all the Smegmas in one of the strangest nights ever. Burned Mind, Meltzer, Stan, Amazon Bambi, others. All weird as hell, checking us as much as us checking them. Yep, this is what we wanted to be with the rest of our lives... the Mich crew had never been so inspired & moved this unholy blending of mutant minds... So we jammed. It was fucking amazing. Here are the results. Every year we are going to see them & hang like the best friend weirdo family. A total pilgrimage. Nate & I once got so blasted from Portland cloud we projected that Smegma has always existed, ever since the beginning of time. Someone will carry it on... might be this dude in Yspi who has no face. Really/ no nose, barely a mouth, always has a broken arm or something.. smells like shit. Dude is totally in Smegma. Fucking life rules." - John Olson, Wolf Eyes.
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Artist: YEH, C. SPENCER
Title: Songs 2002
Format: Cass
Label: De Stijl
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"Double A sided cassette reissue of a severely limited one-sided LP, and what might be C Spencer Yehs most trying, challenging and rewarding foray into a world previously unknown to him, and us: his world of song. Songs 2002 contain what are perhaps subtle homages to early Eno and primo era Bowie vis a vis the studio treatments of the raw sounds with which were more familiar in his previous work. Yehs songs work within two generalized veins: ala Enos early attempts to communicate liquidly within a rigid language and structure as pop/rock, and similar to Keiji Hainos sense of mythos and personal pulse. Recorded over 10 yrs ago, ultimately, these songs can stand aside the most difficult of outsider aesthetics. There is nothing really new here, aside from what is essentially editing and narration. Might just be me, but I think hes found love, both in what inspires him, and a new found expression." - De Stijl.

Artist: YEH, C. SPENCER
Title: Transitions
Format: CD
Label: De Stijl
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"C S Yeh (C. Spencer Yeh) flings open the door and steps inside with Transitions, his first full-length album of songs after years of establishing himself as one of Earths top humans in experimental music and unbound improvisation, both alone and in collaboration, on record and onstage. The effect Transitions has on you may or may not depend on your familiarity with Yehs past work; regardless, his path in music has always been about and rather than or. And the addition to his catalog of work that Transitions represents is nothing short of startling: songs that flit between sculpted guitar riffs and measured, just-shy-of-lush synth-pop, wry lyrics delivered in guileless tones, the remarkable fact that Yeh made every sound on the record. All the same, his most ardent fans will have little trouble understanding the move and recognizing this distinct voice. ‪Its plainspoken confidence and intrepid spirit are as present as when hes carving drones or emitting speckled and serrated noise. Transitions is simply a different form ‬of Yehs unmediated expression. As youd guess, for a career outside guy really coming inside for the first time, Transitions involved quite a bit more behind the scenes strategizing than it would for some indie band on its third album. Think of how English can sound so jarringly beautiful on the tongue of non-native speakers: everything fits even when, maybe especially because things might seem ever so slightly off. Thus we have a new language of melodies, ones of a spirit with say, Slapp Happy, but which wouldnt sound out of place on a Magnetic Fields record. Ultimately, the pop heart on display is characterized by the artful mind behind it - and besides, when we say pop are we talking popular, or populist? Perhaps the space were trying to sketch here could be found between the artists covered on Transitions: Father Yod and the Spirit of 76 and Stevie Nicks. Perhaps citing the varied examples of Jim ORourke, Dave Gahan and the aforementioned Peter Blegvad in artful songcraft could be useful (whether or not they were inspirations). Perhaps were not talking about a space at all, but instead a particular sort of freedom in a music landscape defined by cages and enclosures. Questions, questions - what do we know, were only observers. All thats really clear is that C. Spencer Yeh is transitioning into, not away from." - De Stijl.

Artist: YEH, C. SPENCER
Title: Transitions
Format: LP
Label: De Stijl
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"C S Yeh (C. Spencer Yeh) flings open the door and steps inside with Transitions, his first full-length album of songs after years of establishing himself as one of Earths top humans in experimental music and unbound improvisation, both alone and in collaboration, on record and onstage. The effect Transitions has on you may or may not depend on your familiarity with Yehs past work; regardless, his path in music has always been about and rather than or. And the addition to his catalog of work that Transitions represents is nothing short of startling: songs that flit between sculpted guitar riffs and measured, just-shy-of-lush synth-pop, wry lyrics delivered in guileless tones, the remarkable fact that Yeh made every sound on the record. All the same, his most ardent fans will have little trouble understanding the move and recognizing this distinct voice. Its plainspoken confidence and intrepid spirit are as present as when hes carving drones or emitting speckled and serrated noise. Transitions is simply a different form of Yehs unmediated expression. As youd guess, for a career outside guy really coming inside for the first time, Transitions involved quite a bit more behind the scenes strategizing than it would for some indie band on its third album. Think of how English can sound so jarringly beautiful on the tongue of non-native speakers: everything fits even when, maybe especially because things might seem ever so slightly off. Thus we have a new language of melodies, ones of a spirit with say, Slapp Happy, but which wouldnt sound out of place on a Magnetic Fields record. Ultimately, the pop heart on display is characterized by the artful mind behind it - and besides, when we say pop are we talking popular, or populist? Perhaps the space were trying to sketch here could be found between the artists covered on Transitions: Father Yod and the Spirit of 76 and Stevie Nicks. Perhaps citing the varied examples of Jim ORourke, Dave Gahan and the aforementioned Peter Blegvad in artful songcraft could be useful (whether or not they were inspirations). Perhaps were not talking about a space at all, but instead a particular sort of freedom in a music landscape defined by cages and enclosures. Questions, questions - what do we know, were only observers. All thats really clear is that C. Spencer Yeh is transitioning into, not away from." -De Stijl.

Artist: MAC BLACKOUT
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Dead Beat
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"The debut solo album from MAC BLACKOUT of FUNCTIONAL BLACKOUTS and DAILY VOID fame. Upon listening to the songs, one distinctly get the feeling something special is going on. The tracks have a sweet DIY home recording feel to them which makes these deeply personal tunes shine. Performed with guitar and vocals, self-created clarinet, saxophone and electronic violin all intricately layered into very cohesive, concise songs. Twelve tracks. For fans of Electric Eels, Blank Dogs, Chrome, early David Bowie, Catholic Boys, Factums, Frustration, Joy Division, Kraftwerk, Daily Void, Haunted George, Jay Reatard, Funtional Blackouts and Dead Hookers."- Dead Beat

Artist: EVANS, PETER/WOOLEY, NATE
Title: Instrumentals Vol. 1
Format: LP
Label: Dead CEO
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"Dead CEO is very happy to announce a long overdue new release featuring two of the most exciting musicians in New York City, trumpeters Peter Evans and Nate Wooley. Each side of this LP features a solo acoustic trumpet track by each musician. While Evans and Wooley have recorded together in duo previously and work in similar terrains, each work here pushes solo trumpet in radically different directions. Peter Evans solo equally displays stamina and sensitivity in this casual improvisation, while Wooley creates layers of sound and dramatic cuts, toying with the recording medium itself. This release is presented in an edition of 150, pressed on white vinyl with screened prints for LP covers." -Dead CEO
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Artist: HIROSHI
Title: Where Do You Come From
Format: CD
Label: Dead Flower
Country: Japan
Price: $28.00
"Anthology for Hiroshi who played in Datetenryu, Zuno Keisatsu, Rallizes, Niplits, etc. Point is Hiroshis vocal version of Zuno Keisatsus song and "Arayuru Yami" the live that maniacs regard it as best live."

Artist: LES RALLIZES DENUDES
Title: & Yellow/Rallizes House Session at Fussa
Format: Double CD
Label: Dead Flower
Country: Japan
Price: $45.00
"A big session of members of and around Rallizes with psychedelic band Yellow (ex-M). Best for beginners of Rallizes as well as maniacs of Rallizes. Attached chronological table of Dead Flower."
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Artist: V/A
Title: Electric All-Night Show @Saitama Univ. 1973.11.3-4
Format: Double CD
Label: Dead Flower
Country: Japan
Price: $55.00
Tracks by 70s festival regulars Les Rallizes Denudes, Masato Minami (who recorded the classic "The Tropics" LP and was featured on "Oz Days Live"), Gypsy Blood, Acid Seven (on "Oz Days Live"), Anzen Band, New Soul Session, Lazy Kim Blues Band, and Mentanpin. Includes an insert entitled "Dead Flower Chronicle - Japan Rock History" (in Japanese unfortunately). Purchase a copy of this CD along with at least one LP and youll get a free Dead Flower promo poster of Mitzutani (and it MUST be ordered with at least one LP - no expections). Limited supply available.

Artist: V/A
Title: Electric Pure Land Stars
Format: CD/DVD
Label: Dead Flower
Country: Japan
Price: $60.00
"CD includes (previously unreleased): 1. Lost Aaraaff, Meiji University April 74 2. Hiroshi, summer 73. 3. Masato Minami, Back Page Studio May 79 4. Lost Aaraaff, private session July 73. DVD features: 1.Electric Pure Land #5 Document in Hibiya,May,74 - The treasuring document films of the situation of work of Venue of those days etc. is recorded focusing Rallizes special session on the super-magnificence films of Mizutani, Hiroyuki Takahashi, Acid Seven, Keiji Haino, Kenny Inoue, Masato Minami etc (about 18 min). 2. Evening Glow Festival/Hadaka No Rallizes - The performance of Rallizes in the legend event performed by Ishikawa ,August,76 Rallizes to play is the new film which can rarely be seen in daytime. (about 5 min)."

Artist: V/A
Title: Yuuyake Matsuri Best
Format: DVD
Label: Dead Flower
Country: Japan
Price: $75.00
"Including the performance from "Yuuyake Matsuri" regarded as Japanese Woodstock fes. Mentanpin is like Grateful Dead. And this is a complete version for the performance of Rallizes gig, that can be seen just a few minutes on "Electric Pure Land Stars" so far." THIS IS A JAPANESE REGION 2 DVD.

Artist: ALBRECHT/D
Title: Far Out and East
Format: LP
Label: Dead Mind
Country: Netherlands
Price: $24.00
“Albrecht/D. (Dietrich Albrecht) was born in Thüringen in 1944. Influenced by Raoul Hausmann, Hans Arp and Kurt Schwitters he became an artist in 1966 and founded Reflection Press in 1968 to published a wide variety of magazines and cassettes. Albrecht was associated with the Fluxus movement and an active member of the mail-art community. He worked and performed with leading artists such as Joseph Beuys, Nam June Paik, Wolf Vostell and Throbbing Gristle. His first album, Endless Music, came out in 1974 and in 1979 he was included in the famous NWW-list.
In the early 90s Albrecht recorded a session for a release on Slowscan Records but the project got shelved. Edited and mastered in 2016 these recordings are now finally available. ‘Far East And Out contains 4 home recorded, improvised and minimalist pieces using percussion, cymbals, bells, flute and guitar. Introvert, meditative and definite endless music.Limited to 200 copies.” - Dead Mind.

Artist: ASTRO
Title: Deformation Receiver
Format: 7"
Label: Dead Mind
Country: Netherlands
Price: $6.00
Edition of 200. 2012 release by Hiroshi Hasegawa of C.C.C.C., Nord, etc. “Astros “Deformation Receiver,” decked in cloudy gray cityscapes, sees another weathered veteran propel abuse at his listeners. This time around there are no overtures towards concept art; instead Hiroshi Hasegawa reaches straight for the trachea with his screechy brand of harsh. There really is nothing quite like a noisester in his third decade of activity… there is a massiveness to this sound that is lost on many of the fledgling noise acts of today. Consider the heft of "Hurricane Crash," in which curlicues of metallic shrapnel creak out of a thick, static background. "Deformation Receiver," meanwhile, evokes a video game where the protagonist is summarily dropped into a deadly pit with each new game. Arising from the void, the squelchy electric noise-blade swings juicily, over and over, continually peppered by a miasma of shit. There is no escape from the evisceration that awaits you, Super Mario.” - Dead Mind.

Artist: BLACK LEATHER JESUS & NIHILIST ASSAULT GROUP
Title: Cinema Calendar
Format: 7"
Label: Dead Mind
Country: Netherlands
Price: $6.00
“”Cinema Calendar" is the collaboration between Nihilist Assault Group (New Blockaders side project that was started in 84) and Black Leather Jesus (harsh noise collective from Texas, formed by Richard Ramirez). Source material by NAG was mixed with a live recording of the entire BLJ lineup which was recorded in Austin, TX. Low end rumblings from NAG are layered over the junk noise chaos provided by BLJ. Final mix by Sean E. Matzus (Black Leather Jesus).” - Dead Mind.
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Artist: CLUB MORAL
Title: Lonely Weekends
Format: 7"
Label: Dead Mind
Country: Netherlands
Price: $6.00
"DDV & AMVK are true industrial pioneers. Besides playing in a band they also ran an artspace and published music + a magazine (Force Mental) in the early 80s. Side A of this record documents the song Lonely Weekends, recorded live on their first ever live performance at Künstlerhaus, Stuttgart (Germany) in 1981. For this occasion DDV and AMVK were joined by ETAT BRUT. For the flipside of this 7" Mauro Pawlowski exclusively remixed the perverted anthem "Gun"." - Dead Mind.

Artist: COSSANO, BRUNO
Title: Live in Paris
Format: LP
Label: Dead Mind
Country: Netherlands
Price: $15.00
"This is a reissue of the classic tape from 1986. Bruno Cossano released 4 tapes throughout the 80s and appeared on various compilations such as the "Hates Our Belief" tape on Aquilifer Sodality. Now for the first time this Italian power electronics master can be heard on vinyl with some of his most powerful and intense stuff." - Dead Mind.

Artist: ENDO, KAZUMOTO & KAZUMA KUBOTA
Title: Gyoen Bedieningshendel
Format: 7"
Label: Dead Mind
Country: Netherlands
Price: $6.00
“Gyoen Bedieningshendel” (which translates miserably to something about a joystick) weaves the efforts… Kazumoto Endo (formerly Killer Bug) with those of a relative newcomer, Kazuma Kubota. Their particular odour of noise is segregated into brief little pockets of spastic noise, each punctuated by a momentary spell of silence. In a world of hour-long harsh noise walls, folks like Endo and Kubota (and the globule of sound artists with similar philosophies, incl. Cock E.S.P. & my dear faves The Gerogerigegege) provide necessary counterpoint. After all, an hour-long harsh noise wall exponentially loses its effect after minute number two, but when each snippet is ten seconds in length, there is no opportunity to acclimate. Instead, each harsh spike seems to explode out of the negative space with a desperate eagerness to disrupt the peace, as if to say, “Fuck you, fuck your fat face, and fuck your stupid herbal tea. This heres Endo and Kubota territory.” Needless to say, the record is sublime.” - Dead Mind.

Artist: HATERS, THE/FCKN BSTRDS
Title: Split
Format: 7"
Label: Dead Mind
Country: Netherlands
Price: $6.00
2013 release. Edition of 200. "Transatlantic terrorism with 2 of my all-time favorite harsh noise acts. Uncompromising sounds and total sonic destruction on both sides of this record." - Dead Mind.

Artist: K2
Title: Variation: Pianoise
Format: 7"
Label: Dead Mind
Country: Netherlands
Price: $6.00
Edition of 200. “Kusafuka Kimihides K2 project converts the sounds of a grand piano into a pulpy mess of abrasive noise on “Variation: Pianoise.” With his fiendish armament of feedback machinery and effects devices, as well as a trained ear for the absolutely blaring, Kimihide whiles away this slick seven-inch desecrating his source material. The real story here is the juxtaposition between the hushed tones of the piano and the razors edge of his evil implements of noise generation: there is nothing remotely pleasant or melodic to behold; instead, his motivation is entirely destructive. The two sides of this single are in some way interchangeable, although "Expansive Piano" is a smidgen more fretful, a tetchy Kimihide navigating its turns with expert imprecision.” - Vital Weekly.

Artist: MICH, LUDO
Title: Materialization Of The Intangible
Format: 7"
Label: Dead Mind
Country: Netherlands
Price: $6.00
"Ludo Mich is a notorious fluxus-artist from Antwerp, Belgium known for his holography know-how, surrealistic video work and surprising live-performances. Just in time for his 70th birthday we are pleased to release a 7” with 2 recent pieces. First one is a duet with American co-madman Crank Sturgeon. The second is a registration of a live performance with Ludo improvising with a group of likeminded vagabonds at the Hysteryland festival. Comes with insert, limited to 200 copies." - Dead Mind.

Artist: NITSCH, HERMANN
Title: 17.09.2009 Orgelkonzert, Pauluskerk, Tilburg
Format: Double LP
Label: Dead Mind
Country: Netherlands
Price: $32.00
2012 release, out of print. "4 heavy organ drones recorded in a church during the Incubate Festival where Nitsch also did a performance. Comes in a gatefold sleeve with pictures of the performance. Limited to 300 copies." - Dead Mind.

Artist: DER BLAUE REITER
Title: Epitaph 1980-1983
Format: LP
Label: Dead Wax
Country: Spain
Price: $32.00
"Epitaph 1980-1983 is the compilation of all recordings by Der Blaue Reiter released for the first time ever, freshly mixed and mastered with all their original analog glory. In January 1983, Stefano Tirone and Stefano Mazzola had the chance to record most of the tracks that they had played as Der Blaue Reiter since their beginnings in 1980 and throughout 1981. They used a TEAC 4-track reel tape recorder and as four-track reels all songs remained unmixed and forgotten for many years. In 2012 and 2013 two of their songs, "Through Glasses" and "Lights Off", were featured in two Italian wave compilations but both songs were mixed, including some additional production elements, hence they didnt keep their full, raw originality. Incredibly, that has been all the Der Blaue Reite material that has ever been put out. Between 2014 and 2015, Stefano Tirone finally decided to mix all the surviving tracks from the original analog tape reels, but maintaining the primary sound and elements without additions or overdubs. Only one song, the instrumental "Tears Of Joy", whose tape was unfortunately damaged, had to be re-recorded but all the original instruments and amplifiers, surprisingly well-kept for all these years, were used again to make it sound exactly the same as the initial recording. The songs on Epitaph 1980-1983 are an amazing, historical document of what could be considered one of the first cold wave bands from Italy. Even though they have sadly remained virtually unknown, probably because of not having released anything until this decade, they were true pioneers. Drum machine, synths, bass, guitar, deep vocals to give aural shape to melancholy, together with heartfelt lyrics. The essence of what is now tagged as cold wave. Housed in a matte finish sleeve; Includes printed inner sleeve with pictures and lyrics; Includes download code; Edition of 265 (hand-numbered)." - Dead Wax.

Artist: ALESSANDRONI, ALESSANDRO
Title: Industrial
Format: LP
Label: Dead-Cert
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
"Holy Grail territory here from Andy Votel and Demdike Stares mighty Dead-Cert imprint, who finally bring you this incredible album of previously unreleased industrial-themed recordings made in 1976 by experimental pioneer and Ennio Morricone cohort Alessandro Alessandroni. The concept itself is riveting enough -- the guy who provided that infamous guitar riff for The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1966) delivering utterly bent and synth-heavy recordings previously unheard by the wider world -- but the material and execution is just nothing short of a revelation, unlocking an uncannily prescient suite of rhythmik pieces that sound completely dissimilar to much library music of the same era. Industrial perfectly encapsulates the heightened state of creativity in the mid 70s surrounding Alessandroni and his close peers Giuliano Sorgini -- together known as Braen Raskovich -- and Morricone, for whom Alessandro also famously whistled the theme to A Fistful of Dollars (1964). Recorded at Piero Umilianis Sound Workshop in Rome, and made with an arsenal of EMS Synthi VCS3 modular systems, tape loops, and a treated Petrof grand piano, plus a bundle of string instruments, the industrial results (coincidentally issued the same year as Throbbing Gristles debut release) present a pulsating take on this kind of music, breaching tightly-coiled motorik systems and mood percolators with atonal strings and viral oscillations. Most importantly, the sense of minimalist efficiency and the clarity of the recordings are shocking, pushing the envelope of electro-acoustic music and pre-empting the early notions of an entire genre movement. Artwork by Anthony Shallcross. Liner notes by Shallcross, Jr., aka Andy Votel. Limited to 500 copies." - Dead-Cert.
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Artist: CIANI, SUZANNE
Title: Voices Of Packaged Souls
Format: LP
Label: Dead-Cert
Country: UK
Price: $26.00
"The inquisitive minds behind Pre-Cert Home Entertainment and Finders Keepers combine to bring you the results of some of their most subaqueous vinyl, tape and film excavations yet for this brand-new label: Dead-Cert. Taking the combined obsessions of all its collaborators and applying it to an intensive research model investigating vintage outsider music, sound sculpture, spoken word, ethnological documents, Art-Trash, early computer music, Neotantrik music, tape manipulation, non-pop and vinyl voyeurism, the label aims to investigate and recontextualize previously un-heard recordings from sources that transcend and eclipse the limitations of the record-collecting trend and the commercial music industry. All scheduled recordings are pressed on vinyl LPs mastered in accordance with the original creators instructions and cut at the most relevant volume and playing speed, duplicated in modest quantities and housed in a variety of bespoke or homemade packaging, faithful to the original pressings. The first archival release on the label is a new pressing of an original vinyl run of around 50 copies only made in 1970 for an art gallery exhibition in Brussels documenting a sound sculpture collaboration between hard material artist Harold Paris and fledgling electronic composer Susan (Suzanne) Ciani. This original limited gift/art-artifact is officially the rarest tangible recording of Cianis music, who is now recognized in the press as "The Delia Derbyshire Of The Atari Generation" on account of her groundbreaking developments in the commercial evolution of synthesizer music as one of a small number of female composers in the field. Paris created an original Mylar cover for the album, which is now an almost impossible-to-find collectors item. Ciani produced this, her first album, at radio station KPFA in Berkeley, CA, where she was given access to the tape machines from midnight until 6 AM, gratis. She owns only one copy of this work in its original vinyl form. Vinyl cut at Dubplates & Mastering and made in an edition of 1,000 copies only, housed in individually screen-printed silver foil sleeves faithful to the original pressing." -Dead-Cert.

Artist: CLONE
Title: Son of Octabred
Format: LP
Label: Dead-Cert
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
“Weve seen a lot of oddities reissued over the last few years, but few come close to capturing the bewildering brilliance of this bizarre instructional Birthing album recorded somewhere in Alaska in 1982 and resurfacing now on a first-ever vinyl pressing, thanks to the supreme Ethno-musicological skills of Andy Votel and his Dead-Cert imprint. Utilizing the ARP 2600, ARP Odyssey, Polymoog, harmonica/synthesizer interface, Eventide Omnipressor, Roland vocoder and genuinely bizarre narration imploring the listener to "push..." over a background of retro-futuristic space-age progressions, these recordings edge the concept of extreme American outsider music to its furthest reaches. Originally broadcast as a one-off transmission for electronic harmonicist Gary Sloans Import Hour show on Anchorage radio station KGOT FM, its one of the rarest recordings in the very limited line of Clone breadcrumbs released to date -- the audio discovered by Sloan in his own time capsule of C60 compact cassettes used to document the unlikely synthesized wing of an untraveled North American micro industry. Son of Octabred is unlike any other Kosmische or early synth record youre likely to have heard, arcing from the surreal instructional opening segment to pop-wise synth hooks before eventually building into a monumental layer of synthesized drone youll have trouble comprehending after the umpteenth listen. As a label set up to give life to recordings that were never really intended for wider public consumption, Dead-Cert has done a commendable job shining a light on lost DIY aesthetics -- this album perhaps making for its most compulsive, odd outing yet.” - Dead-Cert.

Artist: DE MEESTER, LOUIS
Title: Alpha Recordings
Format: LP
Label: Dead-Cert
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
"Dead Cert collect three unique and chilling electro-acoustic compositions by the pioneering head of Belgiums Institute of Psychoacoustic and Electronic Music, dating between 1958-1971. Born in 1904, in Roeselare, Belgium,Louis De Meester was a self-taught musician who, after travelling widely as a professional player, professed himself an autodidactic composer by 1945 and proceeded to become "Music Modulator" at The BRT (Belgian Radio and TV broadcasting company) and later head producer and artistic director at IPEM in Ghent between 1962-1969. His work, covering chamber music, lieder, cantatas, and concertantes has been subject of renewed focus recently, thanks to reissues such as Metaphons 50-year anniversary compilation of IPEM recordings, and now thanks to the efforts of Andy Votel and Demdike Stares Dead-Cert imprint, were presented with three of his finest pieces plucked from the archive of Alpha Brussels and carefully transferred from tape with little to no further processing byAndy Popplewell. They include "Incantations" (1958) and the string-heavy "Spielerei" (1970), plus a very necessary reissue of the outstanding "Mimodrama" (1971), which was also reissued by Keith Fullerton Whitmans Creel Pone in 2008 and was last available on vinyl in 1974. "Mimodrama" is the records biggest attraction; a 26-minute composition for magnetophone, patching elements of previous works into a sort of biographical account, travelling from oneiric electronics to more defined concrète shapes and textures to almost arcane Mittel European folk melodies and rhythms. Remastered by Gareth Mallinson and Matt Colton. Limited edition pressing of 500 copies." - Dead-Cert.

Artist: DITMAS, BRUCE
Title: Visioni Sconvolgenti
Format: 10"
Label: Dead-Cert
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
"With roots in the early developments of modular synthesis and free jazz and revered amongst the most discerning collectors of international jazz, electronic music, and American avant-garde, the experimental drummer known as Bruce Ditmas occupies a firm branch on contemporary experimental musics family tree. As the one time romantic partner (and artistic collaborator) of sound poet Joan La Barbara (later to be Miss Morton Subotnik) and the stand-out session drummer for both Robert Masons mutant synth Stardrive project and Gil Evans legendary Jimi Hendrix tribute band, Ditmas is best savored as the first recorded solo artist to utilize Robert Moogs lesser-known Moog Drum controller -- an instrument which over the course of two 1977 independent LPs (Aeray Dust and Yellow) would become synonymous with his blooming reputation. Raised in Miami, nurtured in New York City, and willingly exploited internationally, Bruces public life as a child prodigy-cum-world jazz crusader (drawing similarities with the likes of Frances Jacques Thollot) has seen him spread his select discography over many imprints, including Joan La Barbaras own Wizard Label, Enja, and ECM -- socializing with sound designers like Suzanne Ciani and collaborating on projects penned by Annette Peacock, Paul Bley, and his long running collaborator Enrico Rava. Spending the last thirty years travelling between America and Italy as a full-time jazz musician whilst working with inter-communal music initiatives, film directors, and theater groups, Bruce has retained the same maverick passion and macabre creative influences channeling brutalism, futurism, science fiction, and psychological horror through his percussive mantra and avant-garde approach to instrument manipulation and recontextualization. The selected titles on Visioni Sconvolgenti are extracted from various recordings made over the last three decades, comprising field recording techniques and percussive manipulation resulting in gritty tonal soundscapes and angular sonic sculptures, while drawing theoretical comparisons with European proto-industrial units like Germanys Faust, Swiss electronic jazz pioneer Bruno Spoerri, Czech sonic illustrator Milan Grygar, and sprawling generation of Parisian musique concrète informed anti-melodic luminaries. Reflecting a lifelong career in active melodic drum exploration and vivid existential sound design, Visioni Sconvolgenti provides an alternative, darker, meditative, glimpse into the work of a proactive composer at his non-conformist best in the uninhibited confides of his own home analog studio. Artwork by Andy Votel. Cut at Dubplates & Mastering; Edition of 500." - Dead-Cert.

Artist: DOLAT-SHAHI, DARIUSH
Title: Electronic Music, Tar and Sehtar
Format: LP
Label: Dead-Cert
Country: UK
Price: $26.00
"This release will undoubtedly be met by the same deep breaths that have been shared by the small group of collectors who, over the past few years, have held original copies of this rare Folkways release in such high regard. In simple terms this LP is the kind of record you wished existed while nothing really came close to the mark. Respectfully and subtly combining traditional Persian instrumentation, modular synth exercises, field recordings and tape manipulation -- this debut release from 1985 by Dariush Dolat-Shahi bridges multiple cultural and stylistic voids and vindicates the vinyl-buying markets disparate interests in bygone Eastern experimental rock music, radio-phonic experiments, musique-concrete, sound design, neo-tantric meditational records and other early accidental acidic electro murmurs. For those who enjoyed the re-contextualized music of Ilaiyaraaja and Charanjit Singh while holding tight to the legacy of Pierre Schaeffer, Daphne Oram, Ilhan Mimaroglu, and harbor penchants for all things drone, Teutonic, electronic, demonic, and euphoric, this record has just changed all your plans for the weekend. A perfect primer for the aforementioned labels and a proud indication of what to expect from this eternally studious camp in 2013. This facsimile/reproduction of the original album is housed in a deluxe hand-made Smithsonian-style oversized outer with wrap-around print. Cut at Dubplates & Mastering." -Dead-Cert.
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Artist: DOLAT-SHAHI, DARIUSH
Title: Electronic Music, Tar and Sehtar
Format: LP
Label: Dead-Cert
Country: UK
Price: $26.00
"Limited 2015 repress, regular printed sleeve this time. This release will undoubtedly be met by the same deep breaths that have been shared by the small group of collectors who, over the past few years, have held original copies of this rare Folkways release in such high regard. In simple terms this LP is the kind of record you wished existed while nothing really came close to the mark. Respectfully and subtly combining traditional Persian instrumentation, modular synth exercises, field recordings and tape manipulation -- this debut release from 1985 by Dariush Dolat-Shahi bridges multiple cultural and stylistic voids and vindicates the vinyl-buying markets disparate interests in bygone Eastern experimental rock music, radio-phonic experiments, musique-concrete, sound design, neo-tantric meditational records and other early accidental acidic electro murmurs. For those who enjoyed the re-contextualized music of Ilaiyaraaja and Charanjit Singh while holding tight to the legacy of Pierre Schaeffer, Daphne Oram, Ilhan Mimaroglu, and harbor penchants for all things drone, Teutonic, electronic, demonic, and euphoric, this record has just changed all your plans for the weekend. A perfect primer for the aforementioned labels and a proud indication of what to expect from this eternally studious camp in 2013. Cut at Dubplates & Mastering." - Dead-Cert.
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Artist: DOLAT-SHAHI, DARIUSH
Title: Electronic Music, Tar and Sehtar
Format: LP
Label: Dead-Cert
Country: UK
Price: $26.00
Limited 2016 repress. "This release will undoubtedly be met by the same deep breaths that have been shared by the small group of collectors who, over the past few years, have held original copies of this rare Folkways release in such high regard. In simple terms this LP is the kind of record you wished existed while nothing really came close to the mark. Respectfully and subtly combining traditional Persian instrumentation, modular synth exercises, field recordings and tape manipulation -- this debut release from 1985 by Dariush Dolat-Shahi bridges multiple cultural and stylistic voids and vindicates the vinyl-buying markets disparate interests in bygone Eastern experimental rock music, radio-phonic experiments, musique-concrete, sound design, neo-tantric meditational records and other early accidental acidic electro murmurs. For those who enjoyed the re-contextualized music of Ilaiyaraaja and Charanjit Singh while holding tight to the legacy of Pierre Schaeffer, Daphne Oram, Ilhan Mimaroglu, and harbor penchants for all things drone, Teutonic, electronic, demonic, and euphoric, this record has just changed all your plans for the weekend. A perfect primer for the aforementioned labels and a proud indication of what to expect from this eternally studious camp in 2013. Cut at Dubplates & Mastering." - Dead-Cert.

Artist: EPPLE & BOB STOHL, KAT
Title: Sanctus Spiritus
Format: LP
Label: Dead-Cert
Country: UK
Price: $36.00
"Extant in Florida from 1978 until Bobs untimely passing in 1989 at the age of 34, the husband/wife duo of Bob Stohl & Kat Epple were among the first to DIY blend synthesizers and acoustic instrumentation in a studio equipped with an Arp 2600, Mini Moog, EML Synkey, Roland RS202 String Ensemble, and Electro-Harmonix Vocoder (audio processor), plus a range of woodwinds -- both Kat and Bob were trained flautists, making colorful use of Bill Bernardis innovative Lyricon I, a hybrid flute/synthesizer -- with some guitar assists here and there by friend and co-composer, Barry Cleveland. As lovers and collaborators, the couple created a rich and vivid parallel dimension of new age music borne from the 70s prog scene and probably best referred to as "space music." Throughout their unfortunately curtailed career, the couple earned a noble crust creating music and mood-pieces for planetariums and nature programs, most notably for the legendary Carl Sagan, under the Emerald Web aegis (hear more of this on Finders Keepers) while continuing to issue numerous tapes to friends and fellow musicians. Following contact with Kat Epple -- who still plays concerts at venues ranging from MoMA to Ground Zero -- Dead-Cert were made privy to Kat and Bobs private tapes circa 1980-1982, drawing for five pieces ranging from brooding deep space scapes to shimmering, gaseous sonics and impressionistic sound murals streaked with progressive traits and an alien, yet pastoral nature. Beautifully mastered by Matt Colton at Alchemy. Limited edition pressing of 700 copies only." - Dead-Cert

Artist: LUXURY APARTMENTS
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Dead-Cert
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
"Germany-born and Derbyshire-raised musician, painter, and mathematician David Tyack began working under his Luxury Apartments moniker in the summer of 2002, exploring potential film and animation synchronization with nods to his growing penchants for neoclassical, free jazz, and minimal music. He had recently finished a self-penned conceptual LP with original Can vocalist Malcolm Mooney, and been writing and recording for then-yet-to-be-mixed LPs by Jane Weavers Misty Dixon and his own band D.O.T.; his Luxury Apartments work, a series of experimental recordings made at his compact home studio on Clyde Road in Didsbury, Manchester, counterbalanced his ambitions to record a fully-realized singer-songwriter album. Completed just months before Tyacks untimely accidental death on the island of Corsica, Luxury Apartments reveals him at his uninhibited best, displaying some of his most adventurous, dedicated, and unapologetic solo excursions into sound-design, improvised composition, and electroacoustic territories -- the result is a unique blend of dark ambient, mechanical folk, PINA stylings, and coldwave DIY rhythms. Drawing comparisons to the varied works of Sorgini, Eno, Liska, Stabat Stable, Martin Zero, Luc Mariani, Walter Branchi, and the lost electronic work of Don Cherry, these previously unheard tapes are presented here in unedited form, compiled exactly how Tyack intended the record to be pressed should any independent record label have the foresight to take the plunge into his creative pool. Released with blessing and encouragement from the Tyack family, this is the first unreleased music to come from Tyacks extensive archive, which was shared with close friends and creative collaborators regularly during his creative years in Manchester between 1997 and 2002. Artwork and liner notes by Andy Votel. Limited edition of 500 copies." - Dead-Cert.

Artist: MECANICA POPULAR
Title: Que Sucede con el Tiempo
Format: LP
Label: Dead-Cert
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
“Behold, a cultishly coveted slab of freeform new wave dance/tape music from 1984 Madrid, Spain, reissued by Andy Votel, Sean Canty, and Doug Shiptons Dead-Cert label. Notable not only for including Beppe Lodas Typhoon favorite, "La Edad del Bronce" -- which sounds uncannily like a cut from Craig Leons Nommos (1981) -- this album also features the beguiling concrète funk of "Galilea: Centro de Datos," which, by any measure, bears a striking, prototypical resemblance to Photeks "Ni - Ten - Ichi - Ryu" and has become something of an oft-asked-about staple in Dead-Certs polysemous, polymetric DJ sets. Founded in 1978, Mecánica Popular was the brainchild of Luis Delgado (also a member of Finis Africae) and Eugenio Muñoz, conceived and nurtured during after-hours sessions in Madrids Estudios RCA using exclusively tape loops -- no samples involved. They did, however, use an innovative set-up including a Polaroid 600 camera, an Eventide H910 Harmonizer, and an ARP Odyssey, all fed thru a matrix of FX to make a wonky, clanking sound that could be happily compared with the output of Conrad Schnitzler, Chris Carter, Jon Hassell, or Kerry Leimer during that fertile early-80s era. For the DJs and post-punk fanatics, this one way is just too good to miss out on. Edition of 500. Cut at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin.” - Dead-Cert.

Artist: SPOERRI AND BETHA SARASIN, BRUNO
Title: AX+BY+CZ+D=0 (aka Kunst Am Computer)
Format: LP
Label: Dead-Cert
Country: UK
Price: $25.00
"Here is the second release from this new archival series brought to you by the combined inquisitive minds behind Pre-Cert Home Entertainment and Finders Keepers as they continue to share the results of some of their most sub-aqueous vinyl, tape and film excavations yet. Dead-Cert takes the combined obsessions of all its collaborators and applies an intensive research model to the annals of vintage outsider music, sound sculpture, spoken word, ethnological documents, art-trash, early computer music, neotantrik music, tape manipulation, non-pop and vinyl voyeurism. Investigating and re-contextualizing previously un-heard recordings from sources that transcend and eclipse the limitations of the record collecting trend and the commercial music industry. Following on from Dead-Certs debut release (The liberation of the rare Voice of Packaged Souls by Suzanne Ciani), this official new pressing of an equally obscure sculpture theory souvenir disc treads similar ground in documenting conceptual art and sound collaborations with mechanical music pioneers, in this case Swiss electronic jazz musician, Bruno Spoerri. This previously un-travelled and un-promoted aural thesis documents a one-off 1982 collaboration between the Zurich-born music technologist Spoerri and theoretical material mechanic Miss Betha Sarasin as they collectively embrace computer technology to the advantage of their individual artistic disciplines, resulting in a series of startling melodic and non-melodic pieces using electromagnetically-oscillated stainless steel "instrument sculptures." For Spoerri enthusiasts, this record presents the musician in a new light. AX+BY+CZ+D=0 (aka Kunst Am Computer) both sonically and stylistically revealed a darker side to Spoerris music, pre-flecting the recent favor for "industrial" and "drone" aesthetics in contemporary experimental recordings and bridging a comparative unison with other unconscious European contemporaries such as Gruppo dImprovvisazione Nuova Consonanza, Giuliano Sorgini and Egisto Macchi (from Italy) and Igor Wakewich and Richard Pinhas (from France) and the darker Czech soundtrack work of Zdenek Liska. In equal measures, this LP also retains the unmistakable personality of Bruno at his most uninhibited, including the signature sounds buried in his earlier construction site sample experiments and his ongoing relationship with Arp technology and Bill Bernardis Lyricon 1 wind synth that was simultaneously being utilized and developed in the U.S. for Suzanne Ciani, Roland Kirk, Michał Urbaniak and new-age electronic artist Kat Epple, again, sonically unifying these forward-thinking pioneers. Cut at Dubplates & Mastering. Made in a limited edition of 700 copies." - Dead-Cert.

Artist: ANGKOR WAT
Title: When Obscenity Becomes the Norm
Format: LP
Label: Death
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
Sealed copies of this late 80s, TX metal/hardcore LP featuring Dave Nuss (NNCK).
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Artist: MERZBOW
Title: Grand Owl Habitat
Format: LP
Label: Death of Rave
Country: UK
Price: $21.00
"For The Death Of Rave, Masami Akita aka Merzbow submits two petrifying pieces of psychedelic, technoid sturm und drang. Harking back to the feral attack and pulsing rhythmic disciplines of his early work (recently collected on V-o-Ds excellent Lowest Music & Arts 1980- 1983 box set), the howling 12-minute pummel of A-side "Grand Owl Habitat" appears on vinyl after release on Handmade Birds Dark Icons series. An ecstatically abusive, furious maelstrom of colored noise is rail-eroded by a pistoning undercarriage that sounds like it careened out of mid-90s Berlin into a noise-techno receptive 2013. The intent behind it is meditative malevolence, seeking to dilate and masticate mind and body to euphoric effect. The three-part, 20-minute B-side, "Obusuma" is exclusive to this release. Here, the roiling bass patterns are initially submerged, consumed by virulent squall and piercing, frightening frequencies in part one, before the lurching, elliptical chug surges forth to struggle against the consumptive, polymetric oscillations which rain down without remorse, culminating a final battle of apocalyptic sensation between primal pulses and convulsive noise. It aint for everyone, thats for sure, but the most fearless DJs and those with a high tolerance for Alberich, Maurizio Bianchi, the most extremeL.I.E.S., Whitehouse or Prurient are urged to get a fix. Mastered and cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy." -Death of Rave.

Artist: SMACK, JIMMY
Title: Death or Glory
Format: 7"
Label: Death Vault
Country: Canada
Price: $9.00


"We at Death Vault were pretty excited to release Jimmy Smacks “Death Rocks” 45 last year, but given the reception that received, were even more thrilled to now reissue the debut single. Titled “Death Or Glory”, this impossibly obscure sla...b was originally self-released on Jimmys own Star Theatre Productions imprint in 1982, its tiny pressing disappearing instantly and the name surviving on want lists alone. Over thirty years later, our deluxe reissue is mastered direct from the master tape and now comes in a picture sleeve with never-before-seen Ed Colver photographs. Including five tracks of grim, aggressive electro-punk, this pressing is limited to 110 on red and 220 on black vinyl. Mandatory stuff for those who know, so move fast or cry later!" - Death Vault.

Artist: SMACK, JIMMY
Title: Death Rocks
Format: 7
Label: Death Vault
Country: Canada
Price: $9.00
"Wild man, Jimmy Mack started playing electronic music in the late 70s. Together with his wife Lynne, they formed the duo "Jim and I" and played live in and around Los Angeles for awhile. Their music was so unusual and futuristic that one club owner amusingly used to call them « The Jetsons »!!!. The pair managed to record some of their songs in studio but sadly never released any records. Once Lynne had enough of playing, Jimmy wanted to keep at it, and he did. This time he went on his own and created a music so unique that it’s almost impossible to pigeonhole. He was now Jimmy Smack, and apparently for obvious reason. We’re not gonna say more because this is none of our business. What’s more important to know is that he released three incredible but very limited records, 1982’s Death or glory 7’’, 1982’s Anguish 12’’ and 1983’s Death Rocks 7’’. All on his own Star Theatre Productions label, named after a building he rented where he taught dance. Jimmy was and still is an incredible dancer. The Star Theatre was also the home of many San Pedro rock band like The Minutemen and Saccharine trust where those bands rehearsed and played live. Jimmy was also featured with an untitled live track on the Mighty Feeble compilation that came out on the New Alliance label. You can also find the song ‘’scarlett beast’’ on ‘’Killed by Death’’ volume 14. Now, 30 years later.

Death Vault records is proud and thrilled to reissue his Death Rocks record. It features Hating Life and Depression. Two songs of true misanthropic and nihilistic expression from the dark side of life. No boring reedeeming political or social values, just plain hate and pessimism. Imagine a darker and dirgier Suicide, circa their first album.Spooky and mysterious. Doom and gloom electro-punk weirdness played with an electric bagpipe and rhythm machine. Minimal and full of soul. No synthesizer was used even tough it sounds like it. According to the man himself, the original was pressed in around 50 copies. But you can now own your own copy for a fraction of what the original goes for. This reissue comes straight from the original master tape and sounds as good if not better than the original. 500 copies pressed at 45rpm. Printed center labels unlike the original with large center hole. Pocket sleeve is printed on high quality cardstock. Comes with two inserts, one 7x7 inch glossy paper with unseen pictures and a 4,5x5,5 inch on special paper as a thanks list. All around a beautiful and quality package!

Sleeve is thick quality cardstock, one 7x7 glossy insert with unseen pictures, a smaller insert on special quality paper. Lots of reels baked and transferred to find the right songs because many reels had no info on em!" - Death Vault.
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Artist: ANDREWS, MICHAEL
Title: Donnie Darko
Format: LP
Label: Death Waltz
Country: UK
Price: $32.00
"Released in conjunction with Everloving Records. Re-mastered for especially for this exclusive vinyl release, the score is pulsing, hypnotic and captures the dark and moody nature of the film perfectly, this release also features the million selling single Mad World by Gary Jules. Exclusive cover art by Tom French a fine artist who has shown his work in Philadelphia and London. Liner notes by director Richard Kelly and Artist Tom French. This limited edition comes with an exclusive A2 poster of the cover art by Tom French. Exclusively re-mastered for vinyl by Ron McMaster at Capitol Mastering." Contains the same music content as the Everloving label issue in the U.S., but this version has artwork by Tom French (diff to EV version) and an exclusive A2 poster by French as well. Limited edition, 140 gram vinyl." -Death Waltz.

Artist: CARPENTER, JOHN
Title: Escape From New York
Format: LP
Label: Death Waltz
Country: UK
Price: $29.00
"Exclusively re-mastered for this vinyl release including 6 tracks that never made it into the original film. John Carpenter not only directed Escape From New York but also composed and recorded all of its music too. This score sounds as fresh today as it did when it was first released. Laden with brooding electronic pulses, flashes of Krautrock and healthy dose of nu disco ensures that this soundtrack sounds as happy on the dance floor as it is in your headphones. Exclusive cover art by Jay Shaw (aka Iron Jaiden), one of the most in demand poster artists working today, his recent work has been selling out in minutes creating a huge demand on the aftermarket. Sleeve notes from Alan Howarth and Jay Shaw. Comes with a massive A2 poster. Strictly limited edition of only 500 copies worldwide." -Death Waltz.
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Artist: FRIZZI, FABIO
Title: Zombi 2
Format: LP
Label: Death Waltz
Country: UK
Price: $29.00
"One off pressing of 1000, 140 gm vinyl re-mastered and pressed at 45 rpm for maximum stereo destruction. Comes with A2 (42 x 60 cm) poster of cover artwork. The first time this classic soundtrack to the notorious Lucio Fulci video nasty has ever been made available on vinyl to collectors. This soundtrack is one of the holy grails of Italian cinema with the maestro Fabio Frizzi delivering a dizzyingly brilliant soundtrack that can hold its own with anything released by John Carpenter or Goblin. Cover art by legendary UK poster artist Graham Humphreys who was responsible for the original cinema posters for the Evil Dead, Nightmare On Elm Street 1-5 and Return Of The Living Dead. Exclusive sleeve notes from composer Fabio Frizzi and renowned Italian horror expert Stephen Thrower." -Death Waltz.
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Artist: GOBLIN
Title: Goblin Tour 2013 EP
Format: 12"
Label: Death Waltz
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"The legendary Italian band GOBLIN recently reformed and went back into the studio to re-record four classic tracks exclusively for this EP. Treating the originals with the reverence they deserve but updating them to sound more in line with their current live set up. What better than revisiting an old friend? Revisiting that old friend with a new sense of vigor and urgency! Pressed on 180-gram red vinyl cut at 45rpm. Packaged with exclusive cover art by GRAHAM HUMPREYS." -Death Waltz.

Artist: SODERQVIST, JOHAN
Title: Let The Right One In
Format: LP
Label: Death Waltz
Country: UK
Price: $32.00
"First ever release on vinyl for this modern day classic. One of the most beautiful looking vampire movies ever filmed and featuring a soundtrack loaded with dark, brooding themes that still manage to be achingly melancholic at the same time. Exclusive cover art by Candice Tripp, an internationally renowned fine artist that has shown work in galleries such as Lazarides (London) and Joshua Liner (New York), and is currently represented by Black Rat Press in London. Sleeve notes by composer Johan Söderqvist. Comes with a massive A2 poster." -Death Waltz.

Artist: SORGINI, GIULIANO
Title: Living Dead at the Manchester Morgue
Format: LP
Label: Death Waltz
Country: UK
Price: $32.00
"The score to this classic zombie film by Giuliano Sorgini pre dates Suspiria by 3 years and every time I hear it I cant help but think Goblin used this as a benchmark for Suspiria, the score features a great mix of 60s psych driven breaks with the lushest strings youll ever hear, pulsing electronics and some terrifying wailing screams from hell itself." -- Jordi Grau. Exclusive cover art by Luke Insect comes with an A2 poster. Sleeve notes by renowned Italian horror expert Stephen Thrower, artist Luke Insect and composer Giuliano Sorgini." - Death Waltz.

Artist: D YELLOW SWANS
Title: Draught
Format: 7"
Label: Deathbomb Arc
Country: USA
Price: $4.50
"The latest from the ever-changing YELLOW SWANS camp. You get two songs recorded by micing the room the band performed in rather than their usual lined-in direct to computer approach. After the songs were completed they were sent to a couple of friends to record vocals. The A-side, "Alchemical Blonde," features EVA INCA ORE (ALARMIST, GANG WIZARD), while the flip, "Oh! The Czar," features SAM MICKENS (DEAD SCIENCE)."
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Artist: FRIENDS FOREVER/GANG WIZARD
Title: Split
Format: CD
Label: Deathbomb Arc
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Both bands tackle the theme of SPACE on this moody disc." - Deathbomb Arc.

Artist: GANG WIZARD
Title: The Atlas of Cancer
Format: LP
Label: Deathbomb Arc
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
" Ten years of Gang Wizard has seen the band/collective take on many forms. For the US and European tours in support of their album on Load, Byzantine Headache, Gang Wizard locked down their lineup, cast off their "fight club the band" cocoon, and emerged as an angelic force, delivering a unique thrash-bliss sound to the world. Sparkeling synths and homemade glitter electronics are combined with whirlwind drums, screaming vocals, and aluminum spring guitars. A fantasy of blindness cycling through your lungs. Features members of Dynasty, Yuma Nora, Foot Village, Kevin Shields, Unicorn Hard-On, and Mike Landucci himself. co-release w/ Accidie & Gilgongo" - Deathbomb Arc.

Artist: GANG WIZARD
Title: Why Is There A God?
Format: LP
Label: Deathbomb Arc
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Released at the height of Gang Wizards "the is no such thing as music any more" / complete nhilist phase, this follow-up to the Jeckyl Loves Hyde LP on Ecstatic Peace was completely panned by critics for not sounding like mystical stoney-baloney. Combining a distinct love for 80s college rock ala REM and ribcage crushing Harry Pussy sludge, Gang Wizard was walking in a land that perhaps no one has ever been to even since. This album remains one of Gang Wizards best kept secrets, dont pass it up now that you have a 2nd chance! co-release with Father Yod, SNSE, Breaking World Records, & many more!" - Deathbomb Arc.

Artist: HORSE DWARVES
Title: 1st Adventure
Format: Triple 3" CDR
Label: Deathbomb Arc
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"Collection of the first 3 Horse Dwarves releases, DBA045, 46, and 47. feat members of Friends Forever, ex-Hale Zukas, Foot Village, Gang Wizard, etc..." - Deathbomb Arc.
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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: ROSE FOR BOHDAN/BOOKS ON TAPE
Title: Sunglass Sonnets For Springtime Sharks
Format: Lathe Cut 7"
Label: Deathbomb Arc
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"Books On Tape and Rose For Bohdan do a very limited edition split 7" for their tour together (with Creepy Crawly Claw) in June 02.The art for this 7" is handmade by Grace Lee of R4B. Each cover can be disassembled and turned into no-wave jewelry. Sounds like weird electronics and collaborative mayhem." - Blackbean.
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Artist: V/A
Title: Pisspunch
Format: Triple LP
Label: Deathbomb Arc
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Triple LP set featuring Rainbow Blanket, Sword Heaven, Aa, Foot Village, Grey Skull, & Dreamhouse. Each band gets a full LP side to demolish with their unique take on using drums in a noise/experimental setting. From the beyond hammering sparks of Sword Heaven to the smooth protests of Aa, from Foot Villages unique drums-only approach to hardcore to Grey Skulls beyond slurpin purple slow down that would make sun-oops turn the lights out and just go to bed, from Dreamhouses brittle clattering that miraculously melts into anthem pop to Rainbow Blankets transcendent finale, that will make you rethink everything you know about sound." - Deathbomb Arc.
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Artist: YUMA NORA
Title: Red Train Graphing The Sunset Of All
Format: CD
Label: Deathbomb Arc
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Debut cd from this ex-Gang Wizard improvised long song group. Somewhere between Charalambides and Neon Hunk." - Deathbomb Arc.

Artist: CLARK, TODD TAMANEND
Title: A Deathguard Sampler
Format: 8 Track
Label: DeathGuard
Country: USA
Price: $30.00
Released as TODD CLARK & THE STARS. Original/sealed copies of this 1976 8-Track, his second release after the "Flame Over Africa" 7". A few tracks were on the Anopheles double CD, the rest exclusive to this release. Rumored to include a PERE UBU member or two. Limited copies.
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Artist: CLARK, TODD TAMANEND
Title: Flame Over Africa/2000 Light Years From Home
Format: 7"
Label: DeathGuard
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
Released as THE STARS. Original/unplayed copies of this 1975 7". "..(Flame Over Africa is an) atypical composition inspired by a Salvadore Dali painting entitled "Impressions Of Africa which was seen while visiting a museum in Cleveland. (2000 Light Years From Home is a) spooky slowed down industrial remake." - TODD TAMANEND CLARK.
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Artist: CAMPLIN, BONNIE
Title: Heavy Epic
Format: LP
Label: Decemberism
Country: Germany
Price: $30.00
"Bonnie Camplin is a musician, artist, dj and club organiser from London. Featuring previously on Dec01, Nova Popularna a a member of donateller. Decembarism are proud to present this, her first solo LP. Its a collection of electoronic compositions, working with samples and simple programmes. Shedeconstructs optimistic, familiar music, and remodels it with a sleeker and more autonomous soul. It includes the monumentally melancholy reworking of Polish Discopolo, Polanda Heavy Epic, and pieces psanning subjects such as death, normality and mutually assured destruction. Limited to 1000 copies, full colour gatefold sleeve with artwork by Enrico David and insert."- Decemberism. Recent release on artist Lucy Mckenzies label.
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Artist: GRAY, ALASDAIR
Title: Some Gray Stuff
Format: LP
Label: Decemberism
Country: Germany
Price: $30.00
"Alasdair Gray, born Glasgow 1934, produces fiction, theatre, criticism of politics and literature and in visual art mural painting, illustration and book design. His first novel Lanark, written as both autobiography and socialist science fiction, was developed over a period of 30 years and is a landmark in Scottish literature; he is the leading figure in the creation of a contemporary Scottish imagination. This, his first audio collection on vinyl, spans his career and includes poem, short story and song read by the author. The sleeve artworks are from his personal archive, and are classic examples of his visionary ligne clair illustration.Limited edition of 1000 copies."-Decemberism. Recent release on artist Lucy Mckenzies label.
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Artist: V/A
Title: Nova Popularna
Format: LP
Label: Decemberism
Country: Germany
Price: $30.00
"The first release on Decemberism records is a document of the temporary bar that the artists Lucy McKenzie and Paulina Olowska ran for one month in Warsaw, 2003, in collaboration with Foundation Gallery Foksal. In a limited release of 1000, with extravagant pop-up gatefold sleeve, the LP presents the music of: donAteller, Bianca Glazebrook, Mathilde Rosier, Nightshift [forthcoming release on Kompakt], Marcin Dutka. All of whom played live in the illegal salon, many performing material specially written for Nova Popularna. An eclectic mix including house, show tunes and prepared piano, the record reflects the amalgam of finesse that was that place. donAteller is an ongoing collaborative project from London. The work comprises records, CDs, live performance, video, various forms of publicity and other strategies associated with the promotion and distribution of pop music. All tracks involve the re-editing and mis-matching of popular melodies and lyrics. donaAteller are, were, or have been, at various times Ed Liq, Mark Leckey, Bonnie Camplin and Enrico David. They have released CDs, artefacts and 7�?�s through High Society Records, Cabinet and GBE.  Bianca Glazebrook was born in 1975 in London. She studied vocals at the Warsaw Academy of Music, graduating in 2000.  Biancas repertoire is a mixture of classical jazz, blues and cabaret songs, which she performs in galleries and salons in Warsaw and London. She also performs with experimental audio-visual group RH+, whose first recordings are to be release soon.  Mathilde Rosier lives and works in the rural outskirts of Versailles, devoting her time to filmmaking, painting and song writing. Her work featured here was performed live as a duet with a hidden piano which emanated from behind a curtain, actually generated by a soundsystem.  Nightshift are the Berlin artists Makus Selg and Marcel Hüppauff. Their music blends samples from Ibiza house, soul and cock rock with vocals, performed in a ravishing style. Releases include on their own Parfüm label, through L`AGE D´OR / LADO Musik and we currently await the Christmas 2004 release of their first album Still Crazy After All These Years on DIAL records.  Marcin Dutka was born in 1974, and studied painting and mural design in the Academy of Fine Art in Warsaw, finishing his MA degree in 1999. Since seven years old he had taken violin lessons, but when twenty he decided to concentrate on investigations in music with piano. He uses piano as a whole body instrument. He still works in fine art, painting and music and often combines all of the above. Some of the recorded concerts include: Teatr Studio, â Szpachla na Fortepianâ 2004, Kielce â Preparated Pianoâ 2003, Marcin Dutka also makes music for short length feature films.  Decemberism is a label based in Glasgow devoted to new music and the spoken word. Particular attention to detail is given considering vinyl LPs and their attendant sleeves as objects of beauty. Upcoming releases for 2005 include Cosey Fanni Tutti, Lucy McKenzie and Paulina Olowska, Bonnie Camplin, Alasdair Gray and Joanne Tatham and Tom O Sullivan." - Decemberism.
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Artist: KOSMONAUT
Title: Kosmonaut 1
Format: LP
Label: Deep Distance
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Like the private pressings of Konrad Schnitzler from 1973 to 74, each album of Deep Distances series is a solid color. PATRICK R. PARK joins Schulze, Froese, Ashra / Gottsching and latter day celestial synth explorers Expo 70, Jonas Reinhardt, and Mist in a good ol fashioned kosmische collision. All tracks are previously released on the limited-edition CDR Voyage of Time (Ethereal Mother 2011). Six inserts. Blue vinyl. Edition of 250." -Deep Distance
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Artist: POTTER, COLIN
Title: The Scythe
Format: Double LP
Label: Deep Distance
Country: UK
Price: $29.00
"Continuing the sporadic reissue program of Colin Potters legendary, home recorded cassette releases from 1980-1982. Scythe, expanded from the initial 1981 ICR cassette releases to a double LP with all manner of outtakes, alternate and demo versions, creating a killer set for all enthusiasts of Colins work as a member of Nurse With Wound and collaborator with the likes of Organum, Current 93 and Ora and so on. Here are some notes from Colin himself: "The tracks on this album were recorded in the late seventies and early eighties. Side 1, Track 1 to Side 3, Track 2 were originally released as The Scythe on cassette, the second release by ICR. Nightshift is taken from the ICR/Aeroplane cassette Chainsaw. The rest of the tracks are early or alternate versions and remixes. Most of the damage was done by myself using guitars, synths, sequencers, drum machines, percussion and modified toy keyboards with fairly primitive 4-track recording equipment." - Deep Distance.
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Artist: LSD AND THE SEARCH FOR GOD
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Deep Space
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Take a dose of LSD & THE SEARCH FOR GOD-the highly anticipated debut from these San Francisco space-rockers. This masterful collection of five lysergic-dipped, guitar-based gems is delightfully reminiscent of the early Creation Records sound. Turn it on and tune in to a psychedelic trip, where swirling guitars and playfully flirtatious boy/girl vocals travel through dreamy pop hooks and fuzzed out drones. This brilliant EP makes it clear why the bands astonishing live performances up and down the West Coast have firmly established them as the up-and-coming darlings of the underground psychedelic, space rock, shoegaze community. Limited to 1,000 copies." - Deep Space
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Artist: KUBIN, FELIX UND DAS MINERALORCHESTER
Title: II: Music For Film And Theatre
Format: LP
Label: Dekoder
Country: Germany
Price: $19.00
"The long awaited second volume of soundtrack works by German pop and avant-garde futurist, Felix Kubin, following 2008s Music For Theatre And Radio Play. Some of Kubins most adventurous and far-reaching music stems from his commissioned works for films, theatre and radio plays. Freed from conventional song formats and genre stereotypes he effortlessly combines musique concrète noises, splashes of haunted virtual orchestras, Gameboy music minuets and voice collage, interspersed with tons of suspense and gloomy industrial atmospheres. Music For Film And Theatre compiles 11 tracks from Polish director Robert Florczaks "Makbet Remix" (based on William Shakespeares Macbeth), a waltz from Schorsch Kameruns "Des Kaisers neue Kleider" (by Hans Christian Andersen) and the complete soundtrack (including the actual sound design) for Anke Feuchtenbergers animation short, Somnambule (1998). Felix Kubin is a renowned composer and producer of radio plays based in Hamburg. In recent years he has released futuristic pop music on the legendary Zick Zack label, weirdo big band jazz with Mitch & Mitch as well as the more experimental ode to the compact cassette Chromdioxidgedächtnis (2014). Over the past 10 years he has composed several major works for modern classical ensembles: Echohaus with Ensemble Intégrales (released on Dekorder in 2010), Falling Still for Ensemble Resonanz and a boys choir, and Lunatyk for Miosz Pkala. His radio play Orphée Mécanique was awarded "Radio Play of the Year" in 2012 and "Best Audio Book 2014". Kubins first recordings date back to his teenage years in the early 1980s (reissued in 2012 on the Minimal Wave label), followed by his electroacoustic noise duo Klangkrieg and the dada-communist Liedertafel Margot Honecker." - Dekoder.

Artist: BLACK TO COMM
Title: Rückwärts Backwards
Format: LP
Label: Dekorder
Country: Germany
Price: $23.00
"Finally, heres the vinyl version of the debut album by Hamburgs Black To Comm. Strictly limited edition of 222 copies, hand screened grey cardboard sleeves, full colour insert, postcard and gold stamped labels." - Dekorder. "The whole album is very dream-like, mystical and fascinating, like being in the middle of a fog bank and loosing your sense of direction but always knowing that youll find your way out one way or the other." - (Mats Gustaffson/The Broken Face). "What makes this record stand out so much is its attention for detail and the thoughtful combination of source material and additions. On the album opener "Bees" for example, somebody humms over the sound of bees. It just fits perfectly. The same goes for the vintage sounding sweet lullaby loops on "March of the Vivian Girls" that get shadowed by a full distortion noise attack. Over the course of its eight tracks, "Rückwärts Backwards" exemplifies this hard-to-achieve equilibrium of beauty and repulsion, of nature and civilization. A fascinating listen." - (Foxy Digitalis). "The title track sounds like Nicos "Marble Index" produced by William Basinski instead of John Cale with vague traces of glockenspiel becoming increasingly carnival-like, wandering behind decaying hiss. Special mention must also go to the accelerator tones and military rigour of "March of the Vivian Girls" which slowly build to a collapse of trebly noise." - Indiecult.
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Artist: BLACK TO COMM
Title: s/t
Format: 10"
Label: Dekorder
Country: Germany
Price: $20.00

Artist: BLACK TO COMM/AOSUKE
Title: Split
Format: LP
Label: Dekorder
Country: Germany
Price: $20.00
"This vinyl-only split-LP release is a meeting of two of the most interesting bands coming out of Hamburg, Germany at this moment, both continuing the long tradition of both challenging and explorative music coming from this city in the last decades. From Krautrock to the origins of the so-called Neue Deutsche Welle from experimental sound artists to some of the finest Pop Ambient, Hamburg is regularly spitting out some of the most singular artists on this planet. Both Aosuke and Black To Comm have absorbed influences from all these sources (and a million others) while working towards their very own individual vision The two brand new tracks by Black To Comm are continuing the massive organ/voice drone alchemy of the last double-LP while refining and personalizing his sound, reaching new heights of blazing sonic mysticism. Aosuke have decided to home-record their new material, continuing their loop-oriented, monotone yet highly melodic ambient journeys. Working with repetition and small abstractions, all instrumental "loops" are played by hand and recorded live without overdubs (one of the main principles of the guitar/electronics duo), creating surprisingly concrete dormant and somnambulistic soundscapes while fortunately completely lacking the washy and drowsy effects of most ambient music. Black To Comm is the one-man project of Marc Richter who is the brain behind the Dekorder label as well. So far he has released two albums on his own label ("Rückwärts Backwards" and "Wir können leider nicht etwas mehr zu tun..."). Aosuke is the duo of Tobert Knopp and Ulf Schütte, the latter being a label head as well (Tape Tektoniks). Last year they have released their debut "Monotone Spirits" album co-released by Hamburgs Audiolith label and South Germanys Meudiademorte label." -Dekorder.

Artist: DIJKSTRA, RAYMOND
Title: L Opus LH
Format: LP
Label: Dekorder
Country: Germany
Price: $18.00
"Dutch artist/musician Raymond Dijkstra is one of the most radical and original composers around today. With a clear DIY ethos and self-imposed restrictions he has created a singular universe all by himself. In the past 7 years he has (self-)released countless LPs, 7" , 5" & 3" Vinyl releases in very tiny editions on his Le Souffleur label, all packaged in carefully edited artworks made by Dijkstra himself. ⿿LOpus LH" will be one of his first widely available releases since 2003s collaboration with Timo van Luijk (Af Ursin, Noise Makers Fifes, In Camera, Nurse With Wound) as Asra. Dijkstra is using a minimal set-up for all of his compositions: harmonium, scraping metal & glass, and, exclusively to his "Opus" cycle the addition of tuba, strings and audio effects. Hes exploring these small parameters in an improvised and highly personal, often trance-like, ecstatic setting comparable to "Automatic Writing" or "Surrealist Automatism" techniques. By offensively restricting and repeating his methods he is able to profoundly explore the depths of the particular sounds and, not least, of the player/composers psyche itself. "LOpus LH" is the second title in Dijkstras series "The Advantages of Schizophrenia". "All my work is highly autobiographical, highly subjective and highly emotional. In this sense my work is the complete opposite of that from most musicmakers out of the experimental corner whos work is mostly without any emotion. The reason for me making music is to strenghten my connection with life. For me my music is not experimental, simply because it was Never made to experiment. There is a bit of a problem with most experimental musicians, who are mostly only touching the surface of a subject after which they go beyond to find another experiment. I feel more connected to painters and sculptors who delve deep into the subject and explore it thoroughly, going into every possible direction, to really connect with their world. Even more interesting I find it when one connects with ones own genuine personal world. Just to come home to his self, instead of going out for a journey, what experimenting often is." Limited edition of 300 copies!" -Dekorder

Artist: EXCEPTER
Title: The Stand
Format: One-Sided Picture Disc 12
Label: Dekorder
Country: Germany
Price: $18.00
“Volume 6 in Dekorders series of highly limited Hybrid-Vinyl 12" releases to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the label. It comes out simultaneously with Vol. 5 (Experimental Audio Research) and 7 (Black To Comm). Previous entries in the series had been exclusive releases by Pye Corner Audio, Ensemble Economique, Kemialliset Ystävät and Alien Radio.

Future contributions will feature new & exclusive recordings by Leyland Kirby, Bill Kouligas (PAN Records) and Vindicatrix. Hybrid-Vinyl is a newly devised combination of a Picture-Disc on one side and a regular vinyl release on the other. The audio will be cut into the black vinyl side to utilise the superior audio quality of classic vinyl (compared to the often weaker sounding picture disc pressings).

Excepter is the creation of No-Neck Blues Band member John Fell Ryan founded in 2002. Their records have been released on labels such as Load, Fusetron and Animal Collectives Paw Tracks. Most of their improvisational live shows have been recorded and released on the bands website. A new album will be coming out this year on the Blast First (petite) label.

The Stand includes three new recordings featuring Lala Harrison Ryan and John Fell Ryans son John Victory. Victory was only 18 months old when he performed his vocals. The Fence was originally used as the soundtrack to their piece in the Museu Berardo exhibit in 2012 (Link: onovooficio.museuberardo.pt/excepter).

Highly collectable vinyl-only release (no repress!) on a new format. Cut by Lupo at Calyx Mastering.” - Dekorder.

Artist: HEMATIC SUNSETS
Title: Aroma Club Paradox
Format: LP
Label: Dekorder
Country: Germany
Price: $18.00
"Hematic Sunsets is an alias (an anagram to be exact) for German Soundartist Asmus Tietchens from Hamburg. Tietchens is a self taught artist with more than 50 LP and CD releases on numerous labels (Nurse With Wounds United Dairies, Sky Records, the Mille Plateaux sub-label Ritornell, Staalplaat, Selektion, recent albums on Richard Chartiers Line label and a massive reissue series on Die Stadt, to name but a few). His solo works are mainly concerned with the manipulation of concrete sounds and (most recently) pure sine waves (on his Mengen series) and their placement (assemblage?) in time and space. While his solo efforts are often austere formal works (yet never lacking a twisted humour),Hematic Sunsets is a different beast altogether. Reminiscent of his Sky-era attempts with rhythm and melody, the Aroma Club series is Tietchens warped, almost parodic (per)version of lounge music. Each record of the series is based on the sounds and rhythms of one particular (preferredly cheap) organ/keyboard, usually a Yamaha product (this time its the PSR 36). While the last Club LP was recorded with several guests (Felix Kubin, Michael Rother...) and the 2007 X-mas 7" was a collaboration with long-time "producer" Okko Bekker, "Aroma Club Paradox" is another solo effort (collaborating with several fictitious anagrams/characters though). The result is a timeless and completely unique take on muzak using cheap keyboard sounds usually associated to drunk wedding bands or your grandmothers home organ family music. Tietchens elaborately transforms the cheesy associations into cold, bloodless, almost unhuman pop tunes totally lacking the sensationalism and pseudo-fervour of most music, especially modern pop music. Limited edition of 500 copies in baby blue heavy vinyl!" - Dekorder.
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Artist: HEVOSET
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Dekorder
Country: Germany
Price: $22.00
"Hevoset is the duo of two of the most enigmatic individuals of the Finnish Underground, namely Jan Anderzen and Jani Hirvonen, both hailing from Tampere. Anderzen is ringleader of a mysterious multitudinous beast known as Kemialliset Ystävät (Fonal Records), a part-time member of Avarus and Islaja and records solo as Tomutonttu (Ultra Exzema, Beta-Lactam Ring Records) with a new album coming out on Dekorder this year (hopefully). Hirvonen is best-known under his Uton monicker with two LPs on Dekorder and a stream of releases on Last Visible Dog, Digitalis, Ruralfauna, Jewelled Antler, Pseudo Arcana and his own Ikuisuus label. While most one-off meetings between so-called experimental and improvising musicians often sound like bad excuses for a few beers and endless jams this is quite the opposite - a heavy weight championship finale of two like-minded whizkids cross-fertilizing each other with idea after idea, leading to some of the weirdest and quixotic recordings you will have heard of the two. Everything you loved about Kemialliset Ystävät, Uton and Tomutonttu is contained in Hevoset.....and more. Rural psychedelia, out-of-tune plucked and strummed strings, overloaded organs and effect pedals, Jani Hirvonens sweet wordless vocals, ecstatic improvised drone collages, bells, backward loops, jungle percussion and tons of unidentifiable sounds and noises shaped into tight 4 - 6 minute tracks." - Dekorder.
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Artist: IIBIIS ROOGE
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Dekorder
Country: Germany
Price: $16.00
"Iibiis Rooge is the new superastral duo team bringing together the mysterious High Wolf (Not Not Fun Records, Winged Sun) with the seminal talents of Mr. Neil Campbell, better known these days as Astral Social Club (Fat Cat, VHF, Qbico, Important, Textile, Bottrop-Boy and countless other labels around the globe) and (ex-) member of Vibracathedral Orchestra, A-Band, and other obscure/legendary outfits. The new self-titled LP is the debut album of the band (dont call it "project") combining modern psychedelic High Wolf jams with the fucked up yet refined electronics and techno-infused beat choppery of the Astral Social Club - the result being a lot more then you might have expected from the two, transcending their combined talents into a multicoloured supernova. The strength of the album is an unexpected pop sensibility and airiness, while still being tighter and more consolidated than their regular solo outfits. Even the noisier elements are embedded in loose song structures with a carnivalesque air dominating the whole atmosphere. While the duos solo outings are often camouflaging any melodies in oodles of electronic noises or lo-fi psych jams and hiss this is a fairly different affair with simple melodic textures always dominating the four tracks. The defibration of structures is still apparent but the music is constantly pulling itself together again. Where the Astral Social Club is sometimes willingly losing himself in electronic soundscapes and the High Wolfs short & sketchy songs are rarely fully formulated by nature, all the positive aspects of their respective works are combined and complemented in Iibiis Rooge. These gentlemen are the perfect match. A visible proof that (musical) online dating can be a highly prosperous activity." -Dekorder

Artist: KUBIN UND DAS MINERALORCHESTER, FELIX
Title: Music for Theatre and Radio Play
Format: LP
Label: Dekorder
Country: Germany
Price: $20.00
"We are extremely excited to announce the 1st collaboration between the Dekorder label and our old friend, local conspirator and private hair gardener Felix Kubin. Kubin has achieved world wide reputation by releasing post-dadaist, futuristic NDW-influenced Organ&Korg smash hits on his own Gagarin label, on A-Musik, Ski-pp, Meeuw, Diskono et al. He has collaborated with People Like Us, Coolhaven, Mark Boombastik, Asmus Tietchens, ensemble Intégrales, David Fenech, Ergo Phizmiz, Boris D. Hegenbart, Wojtek Kucharczyk and many others. His first recordings date back to his teenage years in the early 1980s, followed by his electroacoustic noise duo Klangkrieg and the pseudo-communist Liedertafel Margot Honecker. Right from the start Felix Kubin has written and recorded music for films (hence the title of his first album) by the likes of Mariola Brillowska and Anke Feuchtenberger and continues the German tradition of "Hörspiel" (radio play) with works such as "Territerrortorium", "Nachtspeicher", "Orpheus Psykotron" and "Syndikat für Gegenlärm" (with guest appearances by Matmos, DAT Politics and Wolfgang Müller of Die Tödliche Doris). Some of Kubins most gorgeous and adventurous works are his contributions to "The Raft" (a radio play by the mysterious Xentos Bentos of The Homosexuals, directed by Lukas Simonis of Coolhaven, Trespassers W, Dull Schicksal) and his soundtracks for theatre plays by Branko Simic ("Zufall", based on a short story by Vladimir Nabokov) and the notorious Schorsch Kamerun. The latter (known in Germany as a member of Goldene Zitronen) directed "Hollywood Elegien" based on a song cycle by Bert Brecht and Hanns Eisler. Now the best parts of these works are for the first time available on LP and CD, simply (and aptly) titled "Music for Theatre and Radio Play". While the musical spectrum on this release covers a variety of styles and moods its still almost immediately recognisable as a typically Kubin-ist work featuring the main ingredients his records and body-and-mind-boggling live shows are famous for. Twisted rythms & playfully clever arrangements that could have been created by a mutated reincarnation of the legendary Juan Esquivel; hauntingly ethereal tracks sounding like a narcoleptic John Carpenter playing Angelo Badalamenti arrangements; contorted Big Band music, pre-war Schlager and Vaudeville sent through a malfunctioning pre-digital time machine; Ennio Morricone cloned as a Russian male choir; instrumental workers songs Hanns Eisler might have imagined in a feverish nightmare - its all there, and more!" - Dekorder.
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Artist: KUUPUU
Title: Unilintu
Format: LP
Label: Dekorder
Country: Germany
Price: $22.00
"Unilintu" is the second of two vinyl-only LPs on the Dekorder label compiling the best material from Kuupuus first four CD-R and cassette releases, this time presenting a slightly darker and even more coherent sonic vision compared to last years gorgeous "Yökehrä" LP.." - Dekorder. "Of all the many travellers in the Finnish psychedelia scene, Kuupuu is surely one of the most enigmatic.(.....) Among the Finnish leftfield, Yökehrä is second only to Ess Sateenkaarisuudelma in its meditative intensity." - The Wire, September 2006.

Artist: KUUPUU
Title: Yakehrau
Format: LP
Label: Dekorder
Country: Germany
Price: $20.00
"Jonna Karanka aka Kuupuu is one of the main movers of the (deservedly) much hyped Finnish Psychedelic Free Folk scene. Originally hailing from Tampere she is known as a core member of Avarus, Anaksimandros, Kukkkiva Poliisi and Maniacs Dream. Additionally, she has recently started Hertta Lussu ssä with Lau Nau and Islaja and has collaborated with Tomutonttu (aka Jan Anderzen of Kemialliset Ystävät) and Paavi (as Lussu ja Paavi). "Yökehrä" is the first of two vinyl-only LPs on the Dekorder label compiling the best material from her first four CD-R and cassette releases, all of which immediately became much sought after collectors items, fetching ridicolous prices on the eBay market. This LP is a beautifull collection of haunting (sometimes spooky) home baked freeform folk songs, strange lo-fi loops, vocal drones and psychedelic cut-ups, made using weirdly tuned plucked and strummed strings, bells, clattery percussion, unidentifiable wind instruments, backwards tape loops and a ton of other noisemakers all played and recorded by herself; accompanied by her distinctive voice (often looped and layered) with vocals sung and whispered in her native Finnish language making the whole atmosphere even more haunting and mysterious. Jonna Karanka creates an intimate space where the listener feels like sitting next to her in a small chamber or outside in the woods where Kuupuu sings a lullaby just for him. Were proud to say that this has to be one of the most exciting debut albums of the year. Housed in a full colour sleeve with beautifull design / drawings / collage artwork by Jonna Karanka herself." - Dekorder.
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Artist: LEUKERS, ANTONIA
Title: Hasenlove
Format: Picture Disc LP
Label: Dekorder
Country: Germany
Price: $25.00
""Hasenlove" is the debut musical release of Hamburg visual artist Antonia Leukers. Shes a founding member of "Institut Hasenbart", a 10-piece artist collective dedicated to a meta-scientific research of hares and related social, zoological and aesthetical phenomena in reference to the art world and pop culture. Leukers has previously created stitched, sewed and animated sculptures while casually growing cucumbers, working for a local in-vitro fertilization hospital and advising young people on erotic issues as a German Dr. Ruth for a popular Online magazine. Inspired by a journey to Island, hearing local travel guides spontaneously interweaving their narrations with sudden outbursts of folklore chanting and an encounter with Wolfgang Müllers (Die Tödliche Doris) strategy of transforming and combining his (pseudo-)scientific, documentary and social research into a musical and artistic performance she started to elaborate her fellow artists lectures with musical renditions. As a passionate DIY home-recording artist she has soldered her own microphones, used cheap toy instruments, gameboys and minidisc recordings of kitchen sounds to create her very own bricolage comic universe. By recycling corny AOR mainstream Rock/Pop songs into some oddly disturbing and wonderfully weird rabbit love songs with newly-made German lyrics and combining these with some truly strange original compositions (ranging from freeform collage to distorted techno to deranged singer/songwriter stuff), she has created a musical love story in 7 parts. Spiritually influenced by (though not really sounding alike) German "Neue Deutsche Welle" artists such as Der Plan and theatrical and surreal performance bands like The Residents her versions of popular love songs sound like a teenage/female Andrew Lloyd Webber on bad acid. This 1-sided vinyl-only picture-disc LP is a strictly limited edtion of 300 copies. Both the gorgeous design and ornamental etching on the b-side have been done by fellow Hasenbart founding member Renate Nikolaus." - Dekorder.

Artist: MACHINEFABRIEK/BLACK TO COMM
Title: Stofstuk/Stickstoff
Format: 7"
Label: Dekorder
Country: Germany
Price: $13.00
"Private release in a limited edition of 100 copies! Grey vinyl, handstamped labels, 100 different individual full-colour sleeves (handmade laserprints)! Alternative version of "Stofstuk" on one side and a Black To Comm-remix thereof (titled "Stickstoff") on the B-side (both not included on the recent Machinefabriek remix-CD / previously unreleased)." - Dekorder. A few copies of this 2008 release.

Artist: OUR LOVE WILL DESTROY THE WORLD
Title: Stillborn Plague Angels
Format: LP
Label: Dekorder
Country: Germany
Price: $17.00
"The gates of Birchville Cat Motel crack, creak wide, and crash, unleashing a gush of soul-fried bleakness and love-damage stained with a defiantly metallic pose. Thats METALLIC... as in, has the surface qualities of metal not METAL... as in, has the surface qualities of Metallica... step back you fucking freaks. Although the broken bricks of BCM are still plain to see amid the burning wreck and ruin, Stillborn Plague Angels represents the first fully formed sentence in a new chapter of Campbell Kneales ongoing tome of star-spangled, psychedelic, noise-OM. Cholesterol-shaving guitar peeks over the trench to survey an adrenalised landscape of endless roaring catastrophy... Everything louder than everything else! Our Love Will Destroy The World is the new one-man project by New Zealander Campbell Kneale after disbanding BIRCHVILLE CAT MOTEL. In the past Kneale has released albums on Ecstatic Peace, Corpus Hermeticum, Last Visible Dog, Conspiracy and his own Celebrate Psi Phenomena label. He has colllaborated with Lee Ranaldo, Neil Campbell, Bruce Russel, John Olson (Wolf Eyes), Yellow Swans, has toured throughout Japan, Europe, America and Australia and also records und the names Black Boned Angel and Ming. "Stillborn Plague Angels" is the debut LP by this new project." - Dekorder.

Artist: UTON
Title: Alitaja Ylimina
Format: LP
Label: Dekorder
Country: Germany
Price: $22.00
"Alitaju Ylimina" is the first vinyl album by Finlands Uton released in a strictly limited edition of 500 copies in a marvellous fold-out sleeve with a full-colour drawing by Uton himself on the outer sleeve and some fierce black&white illustrations by dutch artist Christelle Gualdi inside. Uton is the one-man project of Jani Hirvonen originally hailing from Tampere and currently travelling and recording in India. Hirvonen is one of the most active musicians of the Finnish underground scene that has recently presented us the likes of Kuupuu, Kemialliset Ystävät, Islaja, Paavoharju and Lau Nau and a seemingly never-ending stream of beautiful and highly original record releases. The music of Uton is no exception there, drawing inspirations from psychedelia to free jazz to pure ecstatic drones and noises using a wide range of acoustic instruments from various parts of the globe and a bulk of electronics. Recorded in glorious lo-fi the mystery of Hirvonens sound is difficult to pinpoint; sheer ravishing beauty, elegancy and variegation is stashed behind a wall of grey, inscrutable haze - gorgeous melodies and voices, reeds and alien sounds gleaming through the mist from time to time, shimmering like diamonds through layers of dust. Uton has previously released dozens of CDs, CD-Rs and Cassettes on a myriad of labels including Jewelled Antler, Pseudo Arcana, Last Visible Dog, Digitalis and his own Ikuisuus. He has collaborated with Amon Dude (Avarus), Anla Courtis (Reynols), Antony Milton (Black Boned Angel), Ben Reynolds, Peter Wright, Phil Todd (Ashtray Navigations) and Jan Anderzen (Tomutonttu, Kemialliset Ystävät) among others. The latter collaboration (under the Hevoset moniker) will be released on LP by Dekorder later this year." - Dekorder.

Artist: UTON
Title: Straight Edge XXS
Format: LP
Label: Dekorder
Country: Germany
Price: $22.00
""Straight Edge XXS" is the 2nd vinyl album by Finlands Uton released in a strictly limited edition of 500 copies on the Dekorder label. It comes in a gorgeous full-colour collage sleeve assembled by Hirvonen himself. While Utons last Dekorder album "Alitaju Ylimina" (and most of his other recorded works respectively) are hazy lo-fi drone masterpieces for the most part, this is a completely diffferent affair. Recorded straight to tape within one month, right after returning from a 6-month trip to India, these songs (if you could call them songs) are completely out-of-this-world; very short and crazed sketch-like pieces sounding like a Nonesuch Explorer LP of long lost field recordings from an as yet unexplored continent. Or is it World Music from an unknown planet recorded by those Sublime Frequencies guys from mysterious short wave transmissions? Well, it is all that and more. It is pure ecstatic expression channelized through Psychedelia, Free Jazz, Noise and rural ancient Folk Music from all over the world in a completely naked, predominantly acoustic setting. One of the purest forms of music you could imagine; while all the familiar Uton elements remain evident in a hazy backcloth. Uton is the one-man project of Jani Hirvonen originally hailing from Tampere. Hirvonen is one of the most active musicians of the Finnish underground scene that has recently presented us the likes of Kuupuu, Kemialliset Ystävät, Islaja, Paavoharju and Lau Nau and a seemingly never-ending stream of beautiful and highly original record releases. Uton has previously released dozens of CDs, CD-Rs and Cassettes on a myriad of labels including Jewelled Antler, Pseudo Arcana, Last Visible Dog, Digitalis, Ruralfauna and his own Ikuisuus. He has collaborated with Amon Dude (Avarus), Anla Courtis (Reynols), Antony Milton (Black Boned Angel), Ben Reynolds, Peter Wright, Phil Todd (Ashtray Navigations) and Jan Anderzen (Tomutonttu, Kemialliset Ystävät) among others. The latter collaboration (under the Hevoset moniker) is released on LP by Dekorder simultaneously." - Dekorder.

Artist: UTON
Title: Unexplained Objects
Format: LP
Label: Dekorder
Country: Germany
Price: $18.00
"Unexplained Objects" is the 3rd vinyl-only LP by Finlands Uton for the Dekorder label, like his previous Dekorder albums released in a strictly limited edition of 500 copies in a beautiful full-colour heavy duty sleeve designed by Hirvonen himself. While the last albums explored rural soundworlds from the outer reaches of this planet and hidden places of the inner human (and animal) mind, he has finally left planet earth completely and is now reaching out for outer space and alien communication. Hirvonen seems to have traveled the spaceways, bringing home folk music and field recordings from faraway planets and alien cultures. Erich von Däniken beware! Uton is the one-man project of Jani Hirvonen originally hailing from Tampere. Hirvonen is one of the most active musicians of the Finnish underground scene that has recently presented us the likes of Kuupuu, Kemialliset Ystävät, Islaja, Paavoharju and Lau Nau and a seemingly never-ending stream of beautiful and highly original record releases. Uton has previously released dozens of CDs, CD-Rs and Cassettes on a myriad of labels including Jewelled Antler, Pseudo Arcana, Last Visible Dog, Digitalis, Ruralfauna and his own Ikuisuus. He has collaborated with Amon Dude (Avarus), Anla Courtis (Reynols), Antony Milton (Black Boned Angel), Ben Reynolds, Peter Wright, Phil Todd (Ashtray Navigations) and Jan Anderzen (Tomutonttu, Kemialliset Ystävät) among others. The latter collaboration (under the Hevoset moniker) has been released on LP by Dekorder as well." - Dekorder.

Artist: YOUNGS, RICHARD
Title: Like A Neuron
Format: LP
Label: Dekorder
Country: Germany
Price: $18.00
"Richard Youngs is a prolific British musician (located in Glasgow) with an extremely diverse output. Dusted Magazine once wrote he is "defying strict genre classifications since the early nineties, swapping labels, styles, partners, motifs, and recording techniques as the desire has struck him". So his new album for Dekorder might not be a surprise to anyone following his career. Still, a self-proclaimed all-electronic "ecstatic House record" comes somewhat unexpected. With a line of distinctive synthesizers often used for Techno/House Music Youngs recreates the energy, euphoria and frenzy of these styles without ever trying to recreate the music note by note. The final outcome sounds like recordings made by aliens who have received transmissions about House Music but never listened to the music itself. The album reminds of the sound of hallways/corridors inbetween large House parties where you can hear the music from several floors collide. While its an emulation, interpretation or replica of House Music, its still managing to evoke similar feelings even though some might find it difficult to dance to the music. In the past, Youngs has released several albums on a dozen labels such as VHF, Jagjaguwar, Table Of The Elements, Gipsy Sphinx, Majora, Chocolate Monk, Celebrate Psi Phenomena, Fusetron and his own No Fans outlet. He has collaborated with Neil Campbell (aka Astral Social Club), Matthew Bower, Simon Wickham-Smith and many others and was a member of the A-Band and has performed live and in the studio with Sunroof! And Skullflower. Additionally, Youngs played bass for Jandek, appearing on three of his live records/DVDs. Limited edition of 500 copies!" - Dekorder.
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Artist: BROWN, BOBBY
Title: Prayers Of A One Man Band
Format: LP
Label: Del Rio
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"We are very pleased to announce that our first release, Bobby Browns magical “Prayers Of A One Man Band” will be available December 6th in a limited 1000 vinyl run. Originally self-released by Bobby in 1982, it sees light for the first time in 33 years. Bobby is a multi-instrumentalist, inventor, mystical physicist and world traveler who has charmed everyone from Kenny Loggins to Philip K. Dick. “Prayers Of A One Man Band” places him along side The Beach Boys, Harry Partch, and Lindsay Buckingham as a true California visionary. The album, written and recorded entirely by Bobby on homemade instruments, is unlike any other in regards to scope and originality. Its swirling mix of synthesizers, wood percussion, Hawaiian folklore and new age poetry has captured the imagination of those lucky enough to come across it hiding in record stores and thrift shops. Bobby has remained a true drifter all the while, traveling from Hawaii to China to Russia where he performed in Red Square." - Del Rio. All copies have a not-too-noticeable corner crease due to damage during shipping.

Artist: APRILL, KEVIN
Title: Sunset Upon An Imaginary Beach Of Latent Energy
Format: LP
Label: Del Val
Country: USA
Price: $32.00
"Del Val gets dusted off for this 1971 NJ 1 copy only acetate/homemade cover split twixt Faheyisms, damaged "E Pluribus Unum" & organic MADRIGAL moves…if you listen to that bands tune "Stoned Freakout" online youll have an inkling of whats in store for most of side two on this one & has been called what CHARLIE TWEDDLE should have sounded like and/or if PETER GRUDZIEN had done "Metal Machine Music"." - Del Val. After 10+ years, the return of Veronica Breths Del Val label (Bent Wind, D.R. Hooker, Bachs, Grandmas Rockers, Fifty Foot Hose, etc..).

Artist: CULTURCIDE
Title: Home-Made Authority
Format: CD
Label: Delayed
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
1998 release. "The first new recording from these pre-post rock heroes in 5 years is a high energy rocknroll animal with a canker-worm of noise gnawing at its heart, with ever-present flamboyant guitar and pointed detours into dance and country, contemptuous vocals and canned applause. Limited to 1000 copies for some unknown reason." - Delayed.
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Artist: SUN RA
Title: Sun Song
Format: LP
Label: Delmark
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
"2015 repress. This is the debut album by Sun Ra, originally released in 1957 on Transition Records under the title Jazz By Sun Ra. Tracks: "Brainville," "Call For Demons," "Transition," "Possession," "Street Named Hell," "Lullaby for Realville," "Future," "New Horizons," "Fall Off The Log" and "Sun Song."" - Delmark.

Artist: DALTON, KAREN
Title: 1966
Format: LP
Label: Delmore
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"In 1966, Carl Baron brought his reel to reel over to her remote cabin in Summerville, Colorado and recorded one of those exquisite musical evenings. Karen and Richard Tucker were rehearsing for a gig when Carl hit the record button. The result is a 45-year-old tape, carefully exhumed, documenting Karen at her most raw and unfiltered. On it are Fred Neil and Tim Hardin songs weve never heard Karen give voice to before, as well as traditional songs she uncannily makes her own, including a devastating version of Katie Cruel, that is so powerful, it is as if the ghost of Katie Cruel seeped into her blood. This recording is a window to her Summerville cabin opened, allowing us to eavesdrop on Karen Dalton at her most pure and unaffected. Newly unearthed rehearsal tape from 1966. Features Karen solo on banjo and guitar, plus four duets with Richard Tucker. Many never heard before covers including Reason To Believe and Dont Make Promises by Tim Hardin, and Other Side To This Life by Fred Neil. KD at her most intimate and unfiltered. CD booklet contains beautiful, unseen photos (including Karen with Fred Neil and Tim Hardin), and a 3500 word essay by Ben Edmonds (MOJO and currently working on a biography of Tim Hardin)." -Delmore.

Artist: DALTON, KAREN
Title: 1966
Format: LP
Label: Delmore
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"2014 repress. LP version housed in tip-on jacket, with four page heavy insert, exclusive color portrait and download card. "In 1966, Carl Baron brought his reel to reel over to her remote cabin in Summerville, Colorado and recorded one of those exquisite musical evenings. Karen and Richard Tucker were rehearsing for a gig when Carl hit the record button. The result is a 45-year-old tape, carefully exhumed, documenting Karen at her most raw and unfiltered. On it are Fred Neil and Tim Hardin songs weve never heard Karen give voice to before, as well as traditional songs she uncannily makes her own, including a devastating version of Katie Cruel, that is so powerful, it is as if the ghost of Katie Cruel seeped into her blood. This recording is a window to her Summerville cabin opened, allowing us to eavesdrop on Karen Dalton at her most pure and unaffected. Newly unearthed rehearsal tape from 1966. Features Karen solo on banjo and guitar, plus four duets with Richard Tucker." - Delmore.

Artist: WALKER, PETER
Title: Has Anybody Seen Our Freedoms?
Format: LP
Label: Delmore
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
"Peter Walker is an American original, as eclectic and enigmatic as the songs he writes. The legendary seventy-five year old raga/psychedelic/folk acoustic guitarist, who was schooled by masters such as Ravi Shankar and Ali Akbar Khan, has been described by Larry Coryell as, One of the most original practitioners of contemporary music and proclaimed by the Beatles press agent Derek Taylor as Perhaps the greatest guitarist in the world. His music, celebrated by the late Jack Rose, James Blackshaw, Steffen Basho-Junghans, Thurston Moore, and Greg Davis, all contributed original compositions to the 2006 tribute album, A Raga for Peter Walker. In the mid-60s, while musical director to Timothy Learys LSD explorations, Walker released the classic Rainy Day Raga LP in 1966, and 1968s influential Second Poem to Karmela, or Gypsies are Important, both on Vanguard Records. Following that, Peter Walker disappeared from recording for almost forty years, but never stopped practicing, learning, and reaching. Now, Delmore Recording Society is proud to announce the release of a lost studio session from 1970. Recorded at Mercury Studios, NYC. Has Anybody Seen Our Freedoms? is Peter Walkers manifesto. A solo guitar/vocal album, all one take, no overdubs, that could have been Peters classic third album had it been released at the time. (Peter had been storing the reels in a converted bread truck for decades). While his previous two records are incredible collaborative efforts, the playing of Bruce Langhorne, Jeremy Steig, and John Blair as important to the final product as Peters, this album is 100 proof Walker. A requiem to the 1960s, chronicling lovers on the run, anti-war movement adventures, and living off the grid in Mexico, California, Detroit, and NYC. Includes a four-panel insert with images and an essay by Peter Walker, plus a download code." - Delmore.

Artist: ATOBE, SHINICHI
Title: Butterfly Effect
Format: CD
Label: Demdike Stare
Country: UK
Price: $16.00
"Shinichi Atobe has managed to stay off the grid since he made an appearance on Basic Channels Chain Reaction imprint back in 2001. He delivered the second-to-last 12" on the label and then disappeared without a trace, leaving behind a solitary record thats been selling for crazy money and a trail of speculation that has led some people to wonder whether the project was in fact the work of someone on the Basic Channel payroll. That killer Chain Reaction 12" has also been a longtime favorite of Demdike Stare, who have been trying to follow the trail and make contact with Atobe for some time, whoever he turned out to be. A lead from the Basic Channel office turned up an address in Japan and -- unbelievably -- an album full of archival and new material. Demdike painstakingly assembled and compiled the material for this debut album. And what a weird and brilliant album it is -- deploying a slow-churn opener that sounds like a syrupy Actress track, before working through a brilliantly sharp and tactile nine-minute piano house roller that sounds like DJ Sprinkles at his most bittersweet, then diving headlong into a heady, Vainqueur-inspired drone-world. Its a confounding album, full of odd little signatures that give the whole thing a timeless feeling completely detached from the zeitgeist, like a sound bubble from another era. This is only the second album release on Demdike Stares DDS imprint, following the release of Nate Youngs Regression Vol. 3 (Other Days) (DDS 007LP) in 2013. Who knows what they might turn up next? The CD is housed in a hand-stamped and numbered outer sleeve. Mastered by Matt Colton at Alchemy." - Demdike Stare.

Artist: ATOBE, SHINICHI
Title: Butterfly Effect
Format: Double LP
Label: Demdike Stare
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
"Shinichi Atobe has managed to stay off the grid since he made an appearance on Basic Channels Chain Reaction imprint back in 2001. He delivered the second-to-last 12" on the label and then disappeared without a trace, leaving behind a solitary record thats been selling for crazy money and a trail of speculation that has led some people to wonder whether the project was in fact the work of someone on the Basic Channel payroll. That killer Chain Reaction 12" has also been a longtime favorite of Demdike Stare, who have been trying to follow the trail and make contact with Atobe for some time, whoever he turned out to be. A lead from the Basic Channel office turned up an address in Japan and -- unbelievably -- an album full of archival and new material. Demdike painstakingly assembled and compiled the material for this debut album. And what a weird and brilliant album it is -- deploying a slow-churn opener that sounds like a syrupy Actress track, before working through a brilliantly sharp and tactile nine-minute piano house roller that sounds like DJ Sprinkles, then diving headlong into a heady, Vainqueur-inspired drone-world. Its a confounding album, full of odd little signatures that give the whole thing a timeless feeling completely detached from the zeitgeist, like a sound bubble from another era. This is only the second album release on Demdike Stares DDS imprint, following the release of Nate Youngs Regression Vol. 3 (Other Days) (DDS 007LP) in 2013. Who knows what they might turn up next? Mastered by Matt Colton at Alchemy." - Demdike Strike.

Artist: ATOBE, SHINICHI
Title: Ship-Scope
Format: 12"
Label: Demdike Stare
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
"Limited hand-stamped reissue. A massive personal favorite of Demdike Stares, Shinichi Atobes 2001 Ship-Scope 12" was the Chain Reaction labels penultimate release, and, with the benefit of hindsight, also one of its most sublime offerings. This necessary 2015 reissue arrives in the wake of Atobes much-loved archival salvage, Butterfly Effect (DDS 010CD), which caused quite a ripple upon its release in 2014. Notable for its unusually sweeter, dreamier ambient tone, especially when compared with the rest of Chain Reaction catalog, this is a must-have for followers of the romantic streak in Ross 154, Convextion, and classic Chain Reaction." - Demdike Stare.

Artist: ATOBE, SHINICHI
Title: World
Format: LP
Label: Demdike Stare
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
"Demdike Stare prise another absolute gem from Japans Shinichi Atobe; presenting six tracks of original, previously unreleased material recorded some time in the last 20 years in Saitama, Japan, perfectly complementing the sublime ambient house zen of his Butterfly Effect album (DDS 010CD, 2014). The reclusive artist has seen a lot of justified, and somewhat overdue, praise surrounding the reissue of his sole early release, the Ship Scope 12" by Demdike Stare (DDS 014EP, 2015), originally issued by Berlins Chain Reaction label in 2001, whilst the dispatch of his distinguished and subtly diverse Butterfly Effect album arguably came as a surprise for many heads who had him pegged out solely as a dub house producer. His new World will expand those preconceptions again, coursing a beautifully louche and debonair vibe from the most minimal loops and motifs - the kind that one could play all day and would hardly ever tire of hearing them. The supple, floating DX7 bass contours and vaporous jazz chords of "Intro" start up like some Chicago or NYC deep house classic lost in its own reverie, and could go on for as long as it wants, before the rainy day piano house melancholy of "World 1" promptly inverts that supple aesthetic with a fizzing, hazy sort of depth perception and "World 2" switches again to a sort of trim dub momentum in stepping, swinging equilibrium, riding the groove like no other. Turn over and the lingering, slowed-down stroke of "World 3" sounds like it got waylaid from a session with Wolfgang Voigt, whilst "World 4" jettisons the bass altogether to whiz and skip away in the highest registers with an intoxicatingly heady, mesmerizing appeal which also makes the uniquely brittle but spacious breakbeat trip of "World 5" so narcotically seductive. This is highly idiosyncratic, exceptional material, with the highest recommendations to anyone with a taste for house and ambients refined, soulful and experimental echelons. Mastered and cut by Matt Colton. RIYL: DJ Sprinkles, Larry Heard, Kassem Mosse, SND." - Demdike Stare.

Artist: EQUIKNOXX
Title: Bird Sound Power
Format: Double LP
Label: Demdike Stare
Country: UK
Price: $25.00
"Equiknoxx is one of the hottest, most innovative dancehall squads from Jamaica. Bird Sound Power is their debut collective show of strength, packing twelve avant, crooked riddims by core members Gavsborg and Time Cow, plus Bobby Blackbird and Kofi Knoxx, with vocals by Kemikal, Shanique Marie and J.O.E. (R.I.P). The set was parsed and pieced together by Jon K & Demdike Stare, and now thanks to link ups via Swing Tings Balraj Samrai, it is issued on Demdikes DDS imprint, replete with Jon Ks sleeve design. Easily identified by the squawking bird idents peppering their cuts, Equiknoxx productions have been big in the dance since Gavin Blair, aka Gavsborg, produced Busy Signals billboard hit "Step Out" in 2005, followed by key instrumentals for Beenie Man, Aidonia, Masicka and T.O.K. - with many released on 7" through their Equiknoxx Musiq label, and some of which, such as Aidonias "Negative", are included in this set. Bird Sound Power arguably marks up the most striking riddim album from Jamaica in 2016, weighted with the potential to open up perceptions of current dancehall thanks to the mad character and broad reference points of its producers, encompassing King Jammys foundational digi-dub and Dave Kellys Mad House sound as much as rugged New York hip-hop and the wigged-out, feminine pressure of Virginia Beachs Timbaland or The Neptunes. The oldest tune inside dates to 2009, but the rest are relatively recent dancehall mutations, including a number of exclusives produced in the last 12 months. Each one represents Equiknoxxs unique aspects, such as Jordan Chungs, aka Time Cow, brilliantly bizarre, layered arrangements of film samples, sawn-off hooks and digi-tight beats, whilst also a result of as their distinguished family vibe, Bird Sound Power exists in a paradox, contemporary but classic, and with as much potential to turn new heads onto current Jamaican sounds as Mowaxs Now Thing set back in 2001. Mastered and cut by Matt Colton. All on vinyl for the first time ever." - Demdike Stare.
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Artist: LOWE, ROBERT AIKI AUBREY
Title: Cognition/Observation
Format: LP
Label: Demdike Stare
Country: UK
Price: $21.00
“Cognition/Observation is the very necessary follow-up to Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowes physically modelled modular trance impulses heard onTimon Irnok Manta, which was issued to critical acclaim by Type in 2012 (TYPE 111LP). Bypassing academic practice in pursuit of fluid, instinctive progression, "Cognition (Forbes)" and "Observation (Sophrons)" unfurl two long, knotted sequences entangling intricate West African drum patterns and visual motifs in a buoyant, propulsive abstraction of techno and earthed-yet-cosmic electronics. Bass is thick as treacle and buffered by a scratchy, semi-organic flux of dancing sparks and mbira-like metallic twang in "Cognition (Forbes)," before the same elements refract and tessellate in a more nuanced echo chamber sound, distinctly recalling the shape of Dynamos 2002 classic Außen Vor (DIN CD01) as much as Hieroglyphic Beings hypnotic improvisations. Rarified, transcendent music of the strongest order. Mastered and cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy.” - Demdike Stare.

Artist: MICACHU
Title: Feeling Romantic Feeling Tropical Feeling Ill
Format: Double LP
Label: Demdike Stare
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
"Mica Levi more or less owned 2014 with the release of that astonishing soundtrack to Jonathan Glazers Under the Skin, followed by this hour-long album-cum-mixtape for Demdike Stares DDS imprint, which was released at the end of the year and sold out in a flash. It has now been reworked for this vinyl edition, and given a full remaster by Matt Colton. Levi is an artist who basically seems to channel attention deficit into exploring and re-shaping a myriad of musical ideas and directions without bound -- sometimes all at once. Shes an artist who has by her mid-20s merged the disciplines of codeine-laced, cough syrup-drankin early 90s Houston hip hop legend DJ Screw with the rarified sound of London Sinfonietta on her incredible Chopped & Screwed album (2011), got Matthew Herbert to produce her brilliant 2009 debut Jewellery, and acquired Björk as a fan in the process. Shes produced a bunch of killer, off-beat pop tracks for up-and-comer Tirzah and supplied an impromptu 30-minute Boiler Room set thats still one of the best theyve ever put up. And yeah, thats before that Under the Skin soundtrack that showcased another side to her production altogether -- all discordant, intense, Ligeti-influenced strings, muffled percussion, and frozen drones that came off like a feverishly-dreamt collaboration between David Lynch and Nate Young. When asked about the score and working with someone as high-profile as Jonathan Glazer she told Pitchfork "Hes a nice bloke -- I certainly didnt think he was a wanker." Which basically tells you that you aint dealing with the ordinary or conventional when it comes to anything Micachu is involved with. And this hour-long session is perhaps her best work yet. More or less split into three seamless segments referenced in the title, it journeys out from tense, concrete-fuelled strings to brilliantly ramshackle tape beats and odd pop edits, spooled through her singular, totally inimitable box of tricks. One is hard-pressed to think of any contemporary artists who have as broad and limitless an ability to continuously re-contextualize the familiar into something that feels never-before-heard -- even going back as far back as Prince or Arthur Russell to reference anyone who has really managed to tap into as many diverse musical disciplines with this much originality. And if you think thats a bit far-fetched -- give this a listen and knock yourself out." - Demdike Stare.

Artist: OMALLEY, STEPHEN
Title: Gruidés
Format: LP
Label: Demdike Stare
Country: UK
Price: $25.00
"The dark interpreter Stephen OMalley ov Sunn O))) presents his towering orchestral composition Gruidés, commissioned by French 35-piece improv orchestra ONCEIM -- lOrchestre de Nouvelles Créations, Expérimentations et Improvisation Musicales -- and released thru Demdike Stares DDS label. In early 2014 OMalley was approached by pianist and composer Frédéric Blondy to write a work for the orchestra, which is made up of exceptional musicians from the fields of contemporary, jazz, experimental, improvisation, and classical. Understandably intimidated by the prospect, but encouraged to "just be punk rock about it," the preternaturally gifted composer has conceived a technically demanding -- for the players, at least -- and richly rewarding long-form drone piece intently focused on harmonic experimentation and overtone study. During its 35-minute lifespan, Gruidés requires the musicians to sustain pitches for several minutes (which is difficult enough for strings, and a real feat of endurance for woodwind), yielding spectra of eliding dissonance rent in sliding tone clusters and lucent geometries punctuated by a similar whipcrack percussion to that used in Sunn O)))s 2014 collaboration with Scott Walker. It makes great use of the acoustic qualities of Saint Merry church in central Paris, as captured in the recording of IRCAMs Augustin Muller and mastered by Matt Colton with a detached spaciousness evocatively distilled in Jean-Luc Vernas cover art. Its an incredibly immersive piece that comes highly recommended if youre into the work of Phill Niblock, Alvin Lucier, Ellen Fullman, Harley Gaber, and, indeed, Sunn O)))." - Demdike Stare.

Artist: ORIOR
Title: Strange Beauty
Format: Double LP
Label: Demdike Stare
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
“Oriors Elevation 7" was released in 1979 and is one of the records that Sean Canty and Miles Whittaker of Demdike Stare shared an obsession over around the time they started working together 30 years later. Spurred on by rumors of an unreleased LP, Demdike were determined to track them down but had scant information to go on, just the names "Clip and Phil" credited on the 7", and an out of date contact for the obscure label Crystal Groove. After some detective work, and with a little help from Frank at Vinyl On Demand, they managed to get a postal address for Clip that was ten years old and sent a note over. Fortuitously, a letter was returned in reply from a Jeff Sharp (Clip) who was extremely surprised to be asked about recordings he had long forgotten about. This started a rewarding process: the master tapes were found in Jeffs loft, but were in poor condition so were passed on to Andy Popplewell at AMR to bake and transfer. As Miles Whittaker explains: "The day I went to AMR to collect the masters, before Id even listened to anything, the engineer Andy Popplewell told me there was pure gold on those tapes. He said it was an absolute joy to listen as the tapes were being recorded, so our anticipation was through the roof..." The material is indeed special, in some respects typical of the era -- lots of experimental drum machine experiments and so on, but also possessed of a totally unexpected character: there are moments that recall the dense atmospheric pieces of Angelo Badalamenti, others that evoke classic Vangelis, or indeed the eerie soundscapes of Leyland Kirby. There are passages that bring to mind Bruce Gilberts Dome project, and parallels can be drawn with the Fourth World ambience of Jon Hassel and Brian Eno, as well as early Coil. In short -- its a revelatory set of recordings that, were it not for some resourcefulness and an awful lot of good luck, would have just rotted away in an attic somewhere in South East England. Lucky for us, we can now hear it in all its expansive glory, spread across two meticulously curated LPs on this wonderful label.” - Demdike Stare.

Artist: YOUNG, NATE
Title: Regression Vol. 3 (Other Days)
Format: Double LP
Label: Demdike Stare
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
"Avowed Nate Young fiends Demdike Stare have trapped the Wolf Eyes lynchpins stunning third Regression volume for a necessary vinyl edition on their eponymous label. Other Days represents Youngs most labyrinthine incursion into the nether zone between waking life and nightmarish, cryptographic noise. The recordings stem from an exhibition of lathe-cut etchings and paintings by Young and his wife, Alivia Zivich, installed at Tokyos Haus Gallery. The process involved designing original images for 22 8" x 8" pieces of acrylic, which in turn inspired 22 audio compositions which were then lathe-cut into the acrylic. The process of lathe-cutting transformed the audio itself, and vice-versa with the original images, resulting in a constant mutation between sound and image with no end in sight. The process ended abruptly, with Young and Zivich surrendering to rest or sleep. In key with the rest of the series, Regression Vol. 3 (Other Days) irreversibly ruptures or at least corrupts the liminal boundaries of its infected victims with Lynch-ian aptitude. Dragged down to Youngs beta pitch we become petrified, sleep-paralyzed witnesses to possessed hallucinations. His drums and tape-stretched drones land in time-dilating polymetric patterns, again uncannily recalling the timbre of vintage Photek drums -- struck objects, metallic gongs and loose-skinned bass -- only strung-out like the sounds of morphine-dosed poltergeist and caterwauling harpies. We could say the secret lies in his sense of deferred anticipation, but then it wouldnt be a secret, yet theres something so ill and unquantifiable about his sense of timing thats just dangerously affective." -Demdike Stare.

Artist: MENTAL
Title: Extended Play LP
Format: LP
Label: Demo Tapes
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
Compiles the "Extended Play" (1979) and "Shoot the Hostages" (1980/previously unreleased) EPs. "The Mental formed at school in late 78, were based in Melksham Wiltshire, played 10 usually chaotic gigs, got played twice by John Peel (RIP), sold all 600 copies of the first EP and split in 1980 before getting the money together to release the second one. This Fucking album is made by Punks for the Punks. There is no coloured vinyl with special pre-order silk screened cover- one version for all. You dont have to sit on the internet all day, You dont have to search message boards, You dont have to be in a special club. Music is Fucking Music. We will try to make these records available as long as people want them. No Ebay, No Mobiles, No Website, No MySpace, No." - The Mental.

Artist: IKO
Title: 83
Format: LP
Label: Democratic Dancebeat
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
"Iko was a minimal/synth/wave outfit from Canada. The most notable release by the band is their LP simply titled 83, which was released on a small Canadian disco label called Manhattan-Formula. Not much is known about the group due to little information in their record sleeves and little to no traces of information about the label they released on. Anyway, this is one of the most unknown yet amazing creations in the entire history of minimal wave and electronic music. Lots of simplistic lyrics, abstract and experimental sounds, and at the time, extremely groundbreaking techniques on the synthesizer. Iko is what todays electro artists replicate - Adult being the best example. Their sound is hardly new or unique some 20 years later. A true cult of this genre. Try this album for a trip down electro lane!" -Democratic Dancebeat Records.

Artist: VICE VERSA
Title: 1979-1980
Format: LP
Label: Democratic Dancebeat
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
"Vice Versa was formed by Stephen Singleton and Mark White in 1978. They asked Martin Fry to join them after Martin had interviewed them for his fanzine Modern Drugs. They founded their own independent label called Neutron Records and produced their first release (Vice Versa -- Music 4 EP). This is probably one of the greatest minimal-synth releases ever without any doubts. Neutron Records most important contribution to the scene was the 1980 EP The First 15 Minutes, which featured four unsigned bands of Sheffield: Clock DVA, Im So Hollow, the Stuntkites and of course, Vice Versa. The band released another 7" (Stilyagi/Eyes Of Christ) and the cassette 8 Aspects of Love. As Vice Versa they played a numerous amount of concerts. Their first gig was together with the Human League at Now Society at the Sheffield University and it was called What no Drummers. When they went over to Holland on tour, they were invited to jam in a studio in Rotterdam. Martin started to improvise on vocals and everybody was surprised by the quality of his voice. They decided to make him the lead singer instead of Mark White and spent about a year writing new songs, thinking of a new name and concept. The result was ABC, one of the most famous UK pop bands of the 80s."-Democratic Dancebeat Records.

Artist: KOMMISSAR HJULER
Title: 2msteerlang
Format: DVDR
Label: Der Schöne Hjuler-Memorial-Fond
Country: Germany
Price: $12.00
Edition of 9 numbered copies.
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Artist: KOMMISSAR HJULER
Title: 3msterdam
Format: DVDR
Label: Der Schöne Hjuler-Memorial-Fond
Country: Germany
Price: $12.00
Numbered edition of 9 copies.
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Artist: KOMMISSAR HJULER UND FRAU
Title: Sachen, Die Ab Gehen
Format: CDR
Label: Der Schöne Hjuler-Memorial-Fond
Country: Germany
Price: $12.00
Edition of 14 numbered copies.

Artist: KOMMISSAR HJULER UND MAMA BÄR
Title: To End All Life
Format: DVDR
Label: Der Schöne Hjuler-Memorial-Fond
Country: Germany
Price: $12.00
Edition of 27 numbered copies.

Artist: MAMA BÄR
Title: From All My Fingers Was A Distance
Format: CDR
Label: Der Schöne Hjuler-Memorial-Fond
Country: Germany
Price: $12.00
Hand painted cover. Edition of 19 copies.
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Artist: NULLKOMMAJOSEFH
Title: Die Antizipation Des Generalized Other
Format: CDR
Label: Der Schöne Hjuler-Memorial-Fond
Country: Germany
Price: $12.00
Numbered edition of 14 copies.

Artist: HUMAN BEAST
Title: Volume One
Format: CD
Label: Deram
Country: Japan
Price: $13.00
"The music of this young Edinburgh trio was described in 1969 as "electro-flagellation," a phrase that aptly describes their vicious, Eastern-inflected guitar lines, pounding bass and frenetic percussion. Taped in a single twelve-hour stint in London that December and released in 1970 on Decca, their sole album stands as one of the most distinctive and unsettling pieces of rock music ever recorded. Issued here with their full participation, their story -- an enigma for decades -- is finally told for the first time in an accompanying 16-page booklet, packed with previously-unseen photographs, making it an essential purchase for all fans of heavy psychedelic rock and roll."
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Artist: TOTAL ABUSE
Title: Excluded
Format: LP
Label: Deranged
Country: Canada
Price: $20.00
"Active since 2007, Total Abuse has released three LPs and two 7-inches. They are one of the innovators of a unique style, mixing old-school hardcore punk and 80s industrial / noise aesthetics. Many bands have tried to copy their sound and vibe but no one has been able to duplicate the hellish intensity of Total Abuse. Excluded is their fourth full-length LP and was recorded in Austin, Texas, at Ohm Recording Facility and produced by David Williams. After the sludge noise mess of Prison Sweat, the band decided focus on pure riffs. Each song batters the listener down with raging, buzzsaw guitar and unadulterated heaviness. Total Abuse have always been huge fans of true guitar gods like Nirvana and Slayer and here it is most apparent. These new tracks are still filthy and as noise-drenched as ever, but Excluded is unlike the three albums that preceded it. Its a work about survival, a work about identity, a work (as always) about obsession. Excluded is Total Abuse at their best!" - Deranged.

Artist: UP-TIGHT
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Desastre
Country: Switzerland
Price: $28.00
"Up-Tight are a three-piece psych group based in Hamamatsu, Japan with a history dating back to 1992 has released around 10 records. Up-Tights current line-up (2016) is original members T. Aoki (vocal & guitar) T. Ogata (bass) and T. Shirahata (drums). The ghosts of The Velvet Underground, Les Rallizes Dénudés and Amon Düül loom large over their personal feedback song-destruction universe. This LP is the first re-issue of their original CD-R-only release in Japan in 1999 in a very limited edition of 100 copies. It has been remastered in Berlin from original recordings and presented here in an edition of 300. Here is what David Keenan (Wire magazine) thought about this first CD-R released in 1999 : "Up-Tight are a noxious young trio from south Tokyo, all acolytes of the legendary Japanese psych group Les Rallizes Dénudés, who augment their sound with crushing, Sabbath-styled dynamics, earsplitting acid leads and beautiful Velvets-inspired ballads... Song structures are mostly kept loose, allowing for lots of noisy improvisation. Generally the album is anchored by heavy riffs. Just when you thought youd got to grips with Tokyos paradigm destroying psych scene, this one hits like a sucker punch." All songs are five to ten minutes long, varying from very melodic ballads to psychedelic journeys. The album ends with an epic track, "無題", which is an 18 minutes tour-de-force, that takes you to another dimension as if the Velvet Undergrounds "Sister Ray" would have a child with Acid Mothers Temple, while listening to Amon Düül under codeine. Up-Tight are from the generation that emerged with the madness of the Tokyo 90s and the P.S.F Records scene. Close to Acid Mothers Temple (the two bands recorded an album together), Up-Tight has a unique sound and is one of the most important underground reference in the Japan psychedelic scene." - Desastre.

Artist: SWINGERS
Title: A Certain Sound
Format: 7"
Label: Descabezados en Acapulco
Country: New Zealand
Price: $11.00
"Two killer tracks that until now were only available on the elusive and excellent AK-79 compilation, a document of the late 70s Auckland punk scene, released on Ripper Records in 1980. Featuring members of the SUBURBAN REPTILES, "A Certain Sound" and "Baby" capture a moment when the New Zealand punk scene was transitioning from the taut, snotty UK-inspired sound into what became the Propeller Records and Flying Nun style-more melodic, more moody. Two perfect pop songs with enough bite to feed the jaded punk in all of us. Limited to 300 copies on red vinyl." -Descabezados en Acapulco.
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Artist: BABEL 17
Title: Celeano Fragments
Format: LP
Label: Desire
Country: France
Price: $25.00
"Hard-edged French coldwave act Babel 17 officially formed in 1989. Members of the band had been playing together under various names since 1983, scrapping, rewriting, and experimenting with songs and ideas before settling upon their official name and sound. The first incarnations drummer would go on to join Little Nemo, who helped the newly formed Babel 17 land a record contract with the prestigious Lively Art label (And Also The Trees, Little Nemo, Asylum Party). The band released two albums and a series of singles before splitting in 1993, just as their peers were folding and Lively Art closed its doors. Released in 1990, Celeano Fragments is now reissued on vinyl for the first time. For fans of Clan Of Xymox, The Danse Society, New Order, Trisomie 21, and Asylum Party. 300 copies on clear blue vinyl. 250 gram sleeve. Printed inner sleeve. Includes a download card." - Desire.

Artist: C.O.M.A.
Title: Clinik Organik Musak Anatomik
Format: CD
Label: Desire
Country: France
Price: $16.00
"Originally released in 1979, the mythic synth-punk lost classic C.O.M.A. album is available on CD for the first time, ever, including four unreleased tracks. Before becoming a French pop star with Charles De Goal, Patrick Blain was part of C.O.M.A., a synth-punk band that recorded only one album, chock full of ideas, which then dismantled shortly after. Originally released on Flamingo in 1979, Clinik Organik Musak Anatomik is now a much sought-after collectors item. Some will find similarities with Metal Urbain in their sound, especially on tracks like "Assaut," but C.O.M.A. is certainly weirder and mixes clangy punk guitar, proto-industrial synth, harmonica, and slapdash electronic drums. Each song is its own experiment. Inspired by bands like Devo, Wire, XTC, Kraftwerk, The Residents, and Magazine, C.O.M.A. were the screamers on the French side of the Atlantic Ocean. Housed in a digisleeve CD with an 8-page fold-out poster booklet with lyrics." - Desire.

Artist: CANDIDATE
Title: Side By Side
Format: LP
Label: Desire
Country: France
Price: $25.00
“Kas Produkt was a key figure in the French scene at the beginning of the 80s. They proved it was possible to sing in English and have success in other countries, but they were also responsible for the birth of an electronic pop scene. Candidate emerged in 1983 from Nancy, the home-town of both Kas Produkt and Oto. The boy/girl duo (the same formula as Kas Produkt) released their first cassette in 1984 on Permis De Construire (Nox, Geinst Nait, Muslimgauze, Zero Kama) to be shortly followed by a split 7 with Gangrene. In 1987 they released their debut (and only) album for local label Dum Dum Records. Side by Side was really well-received and the band played a lot of gigs to support it in France, Belgium, Switzerland, and even Poland (more than 100 concerts during their career). Side by Side is now reissued for the first time and has been entirely remastered by Anders Post. For fans of Deux, Moderne, Kas Produkt, Martin Dupont, Dark Day, etc. First pressing on solid blue vinyl -- limited edition. Printed inner-sleeve. Includes a download coupon.” - Desire.
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Artist: COITUS INT.
Title: Sex for the Wealthy
Format: LP
Label: Desire
Country: France
Price: $25.00
"Coïtus Int. hailed from Utrecht, the Netherlands. The band started out as a typical schoolboys punk rock band in the late 70s. They made their vinyl debut with a 7 (Dead Excitement EP) released on the local Rock Against label in 1980. At that time, many more p-bands appeared on the Utrecht scene, and Coïtus Int. quickly changed their style to a slower, more radical and just as heavy sound, with a barracuda bass style that would be part of their trademark sound, all influenced by groups such as Joy Division,Southern Death Cult, Gang Of Four, The Stranglers (for the bass sound) and Pere Ubu (for the vocals). In the years to come three albums were released, all on their own independent (and nameless) label, and made with different drummers:Coïtus Int. (1981), Sex for the Wealthy (1984), andRules for Making Love and Babies (1991). Sex for the Wealthy is now reissued for the first time on vinyl, 30 years after its original release. Limited to 300 copies. Includes a 12" insert. Pressed on solid red vinyl. Contains a download code." - Desire.

Artist: COMPLOT BRONSWICK
Title: Dark Rooms Delight
Format: LP
Label: Desire
Country: France
Price: $25.00
"After their critically-acclaimed debut album, Complot Bronswick released their second opus in 1985. Dark Rooms Delight is now reissued for the first time on vinyl. With a more polished but still powerful sound, Dark Rooms Delight is definitively the bands best album and could be seen as the French answer to the records of X-Mal Deutschland, The Danse Society, and And Also The Trees. This reissue is housed in a brand-new sleeve designed by the bands own personal long-time designer, Maurice Chesneau. Arriving in 1981 on the Rennes scene, Complot Bronswick have never been short of good ideas: alternating music, video and performance, haunted by the shores of dreams and Russian imagery from the 20s, the group created captivating atmospheres. Complot Bronswick changed with a deliberate desire to shatter an image. Even the notion of them being an elitist band is a misinterpretation for such an open group. In fact the role of Complot Bronswick was not to create a rigid world but to open up and accept the confrontation of different worlds, generating new emotions. The human structure of the group fluctuated and there could be anything from two to ten people onstage at any one time. The only real constant was the poetry and the emotion which was given out at each concert, a certain idea of freedom. Limited edition of 300 copies. Pressed on black vinyl. 350g sleeve printed on reversed cardboard. Includes a download card." - Desire.

Artist: COMPLOT BRONSWICK
Title: LImage Oubliee
Format: LP
Label: Desire
Country: France
Price: $20.00
"For the first time ever the Complot Bronswick debut release is reissued on vinyl. Released by the band in 1982, it contains four powerful tracks inspired by cold wave, avant-rock and post-punk. This reissue is housed in a brand new sleeve designed by the bands long-time personal graphic designer, Maurice Chesneau. Arriving in 1981 on the Rennes scene, Complot Bronswick have never been short of good ideas: alternating music, video and performance, haunted by the shores of dreams and Russian imagery from the 20s, the group has created captivating atmospheres. Complot Bronswick changed with a deliberate desire to shatter an image. Even the notion of them being an elitist band is a misinterpretation for such an open group. In fact the role of Complot Bronswick was not to create a rigid world but to open up and accept the confrontation of different worlds, generating new emotions. The human structure of the group fluctuated and there could be anything from two to ten people onstage at any one time. The only real constant was the poetry and the emotion that was given out at each concert, a certain idea of freedom. Limited edition of 300 copies. Pressed on black vinyl. 350g sleeve printed on reversed cardboard. Includes a download card." - Desire.

Artist: COMPLOT BRONSWICK
Title: Maiakowski
Format: LP
Label: Desire
Country: France
Price: $25.00
"For the first time ever, the Complot Bronswick 1984 debut album is reissued on vinyl. Mixing heavy post-punk and cold wave sounds, Maiakowski was written in 1983 as a tribute to the Russian poet of the early 20th century. Along with Norma Loy, Clair Obscur, and End Of Data, Complot Bronswick was one of the best bands of the very fertile French cold wave scene. This reissue is housed in a brand-new sleeve designed by the bands own personal long-time graphic designer, Maurice Chesneau. Arriving in 1981 on the Rennes scene, Complot Bronswick have never been short of good ideas: alternating music, video and performance, haunted by the shores of dreams and Russian imagery from the 20s, the group created captivating atmospheres. Complot Bronswick changed with a deliberate desire to shatter an image. Even the notion of them being an elitist band is a misinterpretation for such an open group. In fact, the role of Complot Bronswick was not to create a rigid world but to open up and accept the confrontation of different worlds, generating new emotions. The human structure of the group fluctuated and there could be anything from two to ten people onstage at any one time. The only real constant was the poetry and emotion given out at each concert, a certain idea of freedom. Limited edition of 300 copies. Pressed on clear vinyl. 350g sleeve printed on reversed cardboard. Includes a download card." - Desire.

Artist: D. STOP
Title: Nouvelles du Front
Format: LP
Label: Desire
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"Founded in September 1981 in Orleans, and originally dedicated to a kind of "modern punk rock," D.Stop released a first 7 the following year (to be reissued later on Desire with extra tracks). After their first 7", Sonny Brailleur (vocals) + Phil Lethon (guitar/bass) + Klod Lelook (organ, synths, drum-machines), inspired by French band Métal Urbain, stylistically transformed into a more "synth punk" kind of outfit and released their first mini-album Nouvelles du Front in September 1983. Only released in an edition of 500 copies on the small indie label Romance, the album now changes hands for $150. One year after, the band already ceased to exist -- or actually changed their name to Les Visiteurs du Soir -- to turn back to the old name in 1985 by releasing a limited MC. Despite the very few releases by this gifted act, D.Stop are considered to be one of the most interesting and under-rated cult acts in French cold wave. For fans of Métal Urbain, D.A.F., Screamers, Devo, etc. 300 copies on black vinyl. 350 gram sleeve with insert. Includes a download card." - Desire.

Artist: HULA
Title: Murmur
Format: LP
Label: Desire
Country: France
Price: $25.00
"Hula formed in November 1980 and hailed from Sheffield, home of such electronic luminaries as The Human League, Cabaret Voltaire, and Chakk, to name but a few. Hula members Ron Wright, Alan Fish, and Mark Albrow allegedly lived with Cabaret Voltaire in an apartment aptly named the "Hula Kula." Hulas second album Murmur was released in 1984, only a year after its predecessor Cut from the Inside, and what a tour de force it is. Taking in elements of found sounds, cut-up, primitive sampling and industrial paranoia, they sculpted an unsettling but rhythmic mélange of sound. In part industrial funk, elsewhere, an atmospheric stew of dissonance and rhythm. Murmur is now reissued for the first time in nearly 30 years on vinyl in a limited edition of 300 copies on clear blue vinyl." -Desire.

Artist: IN CAMERA
Title: IV + II
Format: LP
Label: Desire
Country: France
Price: $25.00
"2011 release. Comprised of singer/keyboardist David Steiner, guitarist Andrew Gray, bassist Pete Mooreand drummer Jeff Wilmott, London post-punkers In Camera came to 4AD label-head Ivos attention when they opened a show for Bauhaus. Displaying a spiky,PiL and Joy Division-influenced sound on their 1980 debut single "Die Laughing" (the first 4AD release engineered by John Fryer), the group had matured considerably by the time of their IV Songs EP at the end of the year. By 1982, the quartet had fallen apart. The Fin EP was their 4AD epitaph: a Peel Session from December 1980, which Ivo licensed from the BBC. Desire is extremely proud to release this record comprising the very first 7 (Final Achievement/Die Laughing) coupled with the first 12 (IV Songs). Fully licensed from 4AD, its the first time in 30 years these recordings are available on vinyl. Limited edition of 500 copies only, pressed on black vinyl." - Desire.

Artist: KATHARSIS
Title: Suspension Of Belief
Format: LP
Label: Desire
Country: France
Price: $25.00
"Katharsis was a band from San Francisco, formed by Daniel Malson, Jano Sanguine, Mary Andre and Tim Vickers (from 1988). Daniel Malson also had a side project, Bast, that released a tape through The Happiest Place On Earth. Katharsis was an industrial band with punk attitude, with power electronics touches. Their sound was about the fatness of the noise sound, the thickness, about the low frequencies. After a few cassette releases, they released their sole album in 1989 on highly-influential label RRRecords in collaboration with industrial/avant-garde label SSS Productions. After the harsh sound of their cassette releases, Suspension of Belief opened new sound perspectives. It mixed industrial sounds with rock structures, not dissimilar to Nine Inch Nails meeting Swans, but retaining the experimental and atmospheric sounds the band was known for. Suspension of Belief has been entirely remastered and is now reissued for the first time. Available on Desire with the original artwork and insert, the first pressing of 300 copies is pressed on red vinyl." - Desire.

Artist: LIVE SKULL
Title: Bringing Home the Bait
Format: LP
Label: Desire
Country: France
Price: $25.00
"Comes on grey-colored vinyl. The unholy trinity of Live Skull/Swans/Sonic Youth dominated New Yorks so-called noise scene throughout most of the 1980s, but Live Skull was the component in that musical equation that was, first and foremost, always about the songs. Years before the noisy-catchy anthems of Daydream Nation, Live Skull was pioneering their own radical fusion of concisely constructed songwriting feeding off the seductive potential of chaos, transforming dissonance into something alluring while pushing the boundaries of what defined a song. Many of the bands most potent and perverse musical explorations began to take shape on their second record (and first full-length album), Bringing Home the Bait, recorded in 1984 and originally released in 1985 on the Homestead label. Bringing Home the Bait extends the approaches found on Live Skulls first EP, but the feel here is even harsher, more complex and confrontational. Using the most traditional of rock instrumentation -- two conventionally-tuned guitars, bass and drums -- Mark C., Tom Paine, Marnie Greenholz, and James Lo gleefully throw themselves into the business of subverting traditional rock forms, and the result is an intensely eccentric, nearly unclassifiable record that has been called, among other things, "The Best Noise Rock Post Punk New Wave No Wave Experimental Indie Emo Goth Album Ever." Make no mistake: BHTB can be a tough listen, but its also an immensely rewarding one. The UK paper Sounds gave the record a five-star review, stating "Live Skull grab accepted practice by the throat and twist it to their own perverted ends," while Pulsebeat gushed, "Devastating, intoxicating noise, practically unparalleled among this years record releases." Spin magazine appreciated the records "highly distinctive dark, slow and dedicated sound," while the New York Times Robert Palmer, writing for New Look magazine, famously declared: "The most startlingly original array of guitar sounds and approaches since Jimi Hendrix. They make guitars do things youve never imagined." - Desire.

Artist: LIVE SKULL
Title: Live Skull EP
Format: LP
Label: Desire
Country: France
Price: $25.00
"On blue vinyl. Formed in 1982 by guitarists Mark C. and Tom Paine with Marnie Greenholz on bass and James Lo on drums, Live Skull is considered by many aficionados to be the quintessential New York noise band. Together with Sonic Youth and Swans, Live Skull defined the term "noise rock" in the 1980s, spearheading the post-no wave underground music scene in NYC with a series of legendary live performances and eight groundbreaking records released over the course of that decade. Often brutal and yet strangely seductive, each of these classic records creates hooks out of the most unlikely, seemingly disruptive elements, subverting traditional rock forms in previously unheard ways that became an undeniable (albeit often unacknowledged) influence on many of their contemporaries. Live Skull broke up in 1989, just within sight of that magical moment when the sort of music they pioneered began to finally break through, but the bands recorded output reminds us that Live Skull got there first. This is the record that started it all, Live Skulls first EP. A gloriously sprawling collection of deep, dark grooves and insidiously entwined guitars, the Village Voice rightly described the EP as "classic post-punk" and "the best introduction to New Yorks guitar explorers." The East Village Eye proclaimed it "one of the best-sounding records to come out of any New York band past or present." The New York Times put the EP on their short list of the best five records of 1984, declaring, "A few contemporary bands are making music as a deliberate antidote to the burbling synthesizers, polite crooning and polished gloss of todays well-fed pop mainstream. New Yorks Live Skull, Sonic Youth and Swans... are making the sort of music rocks early opponents must have feared most, the music of their nightmares." Out of print for far too many years, this 30th anniversary reissue of Live Skulls first EP is now available on limited edition vinyl, complete with a lavish booklet including extensive liner notes by founding members Tom Paine and Mark C., and eight extremely rare bonus tracks (available with the download code included with the vinyl version). This is the first release in Desires Live Skull project, an ambitious, eight-title series of reissues of the entire Live Skull catalog, personally overseen by Mark C. and Tom Paine." -Desire.

Artist: MONOTON
Title: Monotonprodukt 02
Format: LP
Label: Desire
Country: France
Price: $25.00
"Although Monoton dried up in 1992, its entire output consisting of a handful of mini-albums and limited-run EPs, its minimalist electronica appears increasingly ahead of its time. The sole work of Austrias Konrad Becker, it was a key influence on the brand of Eurotronica found on labels from Kompakt to Mego. Becker began hooking up analog rhythm boxes and tone generators in late 70s Vienna, churning out a terse music of bleeps, pings and subsonic pulses, all plunged in tape delay and reverb. Blau -- originally titled Monotonprodukt 02 -- was Monotons first release from 1980. The buzzing machines often sound strained to their limits, yet the overall mood is somber, a palette of grays and umbers punctuated by Beckers incoherent murmurs. Dubwise is a spooky premonition of Rhythm And Sounds Germanic reggae. Muffled steel drums resound around Wirklichkeit, while Teil 2 is seared with a violin drone. Even after 28 years, Monotons unearthly, steely beauty is preserved intact." --Rob Young; This classic album is now reissued on vinyl for the first time ever and original copies exchange for $200 nowadays. 1,000 copies on clear blue vinyl. 350 gram sleeve with holes. Printed inner. Includes a download code." - Desire.

Artist: OPERATIONS
Title: Possession
Format: 10"
Label: Desire
Country: France
Price: $15.00
"Electronic arts pioneer, activist and researcher Konrad Becker (aka Monoton) teams up with vocalist Sela for a project with a mission: unveiling Operations in a shadow world of mediated realities. Operations not only gives a voice to radical discourse, but also to bass lines and a deep groove. The four-track EP covers vocal tunes from the recent Operations performance series and short instrumental pieces for Theater of Operations. Based on Konrad Beckers Dictionary of Operations, the cinematic live-show evokes phantasmagoric spheres of information environments with pulsing street sounds. The EPs imagery is inspired by vaudeville soirées, conjuring miraculous wonders and 19th-century spectacles of new technology. Digitally recorded but designed in a 10" historic gramophone style, the record resembles artifacts from the enchanted twilight zones of circling quasi-objects. "Possession" is an eerily-deep tune followed by the chilled beats of "Enchantment"; the other side unleashes scary "Monsters on the Rise" tailed by the convoluted noise dub of "Interlude."" - Desire.

Artist: OTO
Title: Anyway
Format: 12"
Label: Desire
Country: France
Price: $18.00
“After starting the influential French fanzine Atem in Nancy, France in the early 70s, Gerard NGuyen started to produce bands for the Atem label such as Univers Zero, Art Zoyd and Present, and discovered, produced and managed French synth gods Kas Product. He set up his own independent label called Les Disques Du Soleil Et De lAcier (Coil, Sprung Aus Den Wolken, Pascal Comelade), and the labels second release was Otos Anyway single in 1984, which was played by rock, EBM and hip-hop DJs. 2014 marks its 30th anniversary and Desire reissues it here in collaboration with Mitzvah Records. Cover art by Thierry Merigout. First pressing on black vinyl.” - Desire.

Artist: OTO
Title: Purge An Urge
Format: LP
Label: Desire
Country: France
Price: $25.00
“After the success of the Anyway 12, Oto, now a three-piece band, played a few gigs before entering the studio to record their debut (and final) album Purge an Urge. Produced by Vincent Hachet from French industrial duo Geinst Nait, Purge an Urge was supposed to contain nine tracks but the final release saw only six tracks. Cecile, from fellow Nancy band Candidate, even did some backing vocals. Released in 1986 on French label Divine, known for their releases of Mecano, Tuxedomoon, Fra Lippo Lippi and Minimal Compact, it was poorly promoted and was mainly sold in the Nancy area. But the music was as vibrant as their first effort and evokes bands like Second Layer, End Of Data, Das Kabinette, Grauzone and Martin Dupont. Pascal Hubert then formed and still performs in successful French alternative band Double Nelson. Now a much sought-after record, Purge an Urge is reissued for the very first time on vinyl. Includes a download coupon.” - Desire.

Artist: PRIMITIVE CALCULATORS
Title: I Cant Stop It/Do That Dance
Format: 7"
Label: Desire
Country: France
Price: $12.00
"Cult Melbourne band Primitive Calculators cut a single in 1979 before splitting in the true punk fashion. A posthumous eponymous live album was released in 1981 and that was it. These two tracks are as fresh now as they were more than 30 years ago: in a style not dissimilar to the Screamers or Cabaret Voltaire (circa Nag Nag Nag), Primitive Calculators used raw monophonic synth lines with scratchy guitars and screaming vocals, but the songs stood on their own (as the unplugged version of "Do That Dance" that appears on the Primitive Calculators and Friends 1979-82 could testify). The original 7" is now incredibly rare and hard to find and this reissue is its exact replica. First pressing limited to 500 copies." -Desire.

Artist: PRIMITIVE CALCULATORS
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Desire
Country: France
Price: $25.00
"The Holy Grail of the 70s punk/synth-punk Australian scene is now reissued in its original form for the first time on vinyl. Desire is proud to release the very first Primitive Calculators debut album. Originally out in 1982 in a very limited edition vinyl including a postcard, the eponymous album was recorded live in 1979 at Hearts, North Carlton, supporting the Boys Next Door. Often described as the "Australian Screamers," Primitive Calculators were one of the few Aussie bands to mix minimal synth, bass, scratchy guitars, repetitive drum machine beats reminiscent of their California cousins and also touches of Cabaret Voltaire. This impossibly hard-to-find item is now available on vinyl for the first time since 1982 and this second pressing includes an exact replica of the sleeve -- black vinyl with black labels, and a postcard. Limited edition of 210 copies. Last pressing with the postcard." -Desire.

Artist: TEE VEE POP
Title: The Only Years
Format: LP
Label: Desire
Country: France
Price: $20.00
""In 1980 Esle, Jette, and myself started playing together and soon after Sods/Sort Sol was kind enough to lend us their equipment and rehearsal room. Knud Odde (the bass player in Sods) sang with us a couple of times and he put his words to the music, and the song "Tell Me" was born. In the autumn of 1980, Xenia joined the band as singer and we had to find a name for the band. We came up with Tee Vee Pop.On January 3rd we played our first gig in Rockmaskinen, Christiania. Our set consisted of three songs that we played twice. In the spring of 82 we recorded the songs on this album, thanks to Irmgardz, an independent record company, out of which four were put on an EP and the rest were published on tapes. Irmgardz also arranged for us to support The Fall when they visited Copenhagen in 83, Nico in Montmartre in 82 with Martin Hall playing drums, and a small tour of Denmark with Nico and The Blue Orchids. Towards the end we changed the bands name to The Vanishing Point and played a few gigs under that name. During all this time Peter Peter was our steady sound engineer. The few times he couldnt be there to push the buttons at a concert, we felt quite lost." Includes a 12" insert. Tee Vee Pop were: Xenia Foss (vox), Anne-Maria Sigbrand (guitar), Elsebeth Seeger (bass), Henriette Sommer (drums). Includes a download coupon." -Desire.

Artist: TENSE
Title: Memory
Format: LP
Label: Desire
Country: France
Price: $15.00
"The debut LP from Tense out on Frances excellent Desire Records. The intense new duo featuring Mariana from Medio Mutante put on a seethingly infectious live show at the Wierd weekly party earlier this year, blowing us all away with their erotically violent blend of modern industrial dance music inspired by the classic early EBM and Wax Trax label bands(Front 242, Ministry Thrill Kill Kult) as well as the pioneering first wave of European minimal electronic groups. Beautiful 1st edition pressing of 300 copies on gray wax." - Wierd.
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Artist: UNDERPASS
Title: Assimilation
Format: LP
Label: Desire
Country: France
Price: $20.00
"Olympia, Washingtons political post-punk outfit Underpass uses a minimalist approach to craft songs about isolation, displacement and gentrification. Formed in 2013 by Alexander Miranda, the bands creative force behind the quartet, and his cohorts, whose names are withheld due to border issues, N.C. (bass) D.L. (synths) and M.W. (floor tom and snare), create dark heavy punk at its best by incorporating large atmospheric synths, deep, echoing bass lines with Robert Smith-kissed guitar compositions and haunting vocals. Recorded in Vancouver, BC over the course of two sleepless days and nights by Joseph Hirobiashi, then mastered by Mell Dettmer (Earth, Sunn O)))), Assimilation is nothing short of a call to action. On "Stranger" Miranda recalls the cities where he came of age such as Vancouver, Seattle and Olympia that have since come and gone and he no longer recognizes due to the intense wave of development that surged through the region in the early 2000s and still continues today. "Side" reflects more personal experience, recalling a time where a friend was assaulted and stabbed multiple times while on public transit in Southern California. Underlying the record as a whole, Miranda draws on his personal experiences growing up in a politically-charged Native American family where he experienced cultural displacement, personal conflict, and of course, assimilation. "I really admire writers who can create songs that mean something different to everyone," explains Miranda. "With Assimilation I tried to accomplish this by allowing each listener to connect to the record in different ways by internalizing their own experiences and relating to it in their own unique way." 350 gram sleeve with insert and a download coupon." - Desire.

Artist: PALESTINE & JANEK SCHAEFER, CHARLEMAGNE
Title: Day Of The Demons
Format: LP
Label: Desire Path
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Through the unending fog and beyond the impassable door, a voice emerges. Charlemagne Palestine, writhing in uncontrollable terror, moves to ward off the demons for the sake of the listener by howling through the void. Janek Schaefer bellies a haven, a cocoon for the listener to hide in, to grasp some semblance of life that remains and hold on to it dearly. Bells chime ominously to help dispel the haunting and are yet another stark reminder of the impending doom. What hath wrought them? What can be done against them? On this day, Charlemagne Palestine and Janek Schaefer have faced the darkness surrounding us, traversed through the fog, waded into the murky waters, and encountered demons that have surfaced from the dark recesses of the earth. Herein lies the hope that was gained through facing the horror that was left unchained. Each LP comes with a demon mask that is full color and custom die cut on 12 point card stock with elastic straps." -Desire Path.

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

Artist: MANCO, BARIS
Title: Live In Tarsus 1975
Format: LP
Label: Destur
Country: Germany
Price: $31.00
"Destur Records is proud to present more ultra rare, previously unreleased material from the 70s Turkish rock scene: Baris Manço, Live in Tarsus 1975, a live bootleg from the end of 1975. In the concert, Manço and Kurtalan Express mostly present songs from their new LP called 2023 which had not been released in that period. During the concert, the group displays an eclectic sound from space rock to psychedelic funk which is blended with Turkish traditional music and a mystical atmosphere. 500 copies only, blue vinyl and with liner notes. Sound quality is not perfect but its more than enjoyable. A fantastic piece of Turkish rock history!" - Destur.

Artist: CIRCLE X
Title: s/t
Format: CD
Label: Dexters Cigar
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"1996 release, somehow available again. Dexters Cigar is the now defunct Drag City subsidiary reissue label run by Jim ORourke (unofficially, the first 2 releases were the Mayo Thompson and Red Krayola reissues; the label now has separate catalog numbers and design motifs from Drag City proper). Most releases on this label are now out of print or soon-to-be. Reissue of the debut (recorded 1979) 12" EP by this group, originally from Louisville before migrating to NYC. A "seminal no wave classic"; in the words of Jordan N. Mamone: "brutal outbursts of feedback-and-blare emitted by the late Bruce Wisiepe remain perhaps the most underrated and unknown influences in underground rock." - FE.

Artist: DISKAD
Title: The Answers
Format: 7"
Label: DF
Country: Sweden
Price: $12.00
"Diskad is Drajan from Brainbombs solo. Only drums and feedback. Sleazy stuff, feels like a dark and very noisy no wave meets freejazz version of Brainbombs or something." Edition of 100 in very nice, textured silkscreeend covers.

Artist: NO BALLS
Title: Problems That Will Solve Themselves
Format: 7"
Label: DF
Country: Sweden
Price: $11.00
More destroyed pummel from Drajan Bryngelsson and Dan R墥rg of Brainbombs. Numbered edition of 306.

Artist: NO BALLS
Title: s/t
Format: 7"
Label: DF
Country: Sweden
Price: $12.00
Drajan from Brainbombs - LP soon on Release The Bats. Edition of 187.
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Artist: BLACK DICE
Title: Beaches & Canyons
Format: CD
Label: DFA
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Known for never performing a song the same way twice, Black Dice manipulates and reorganizes sound into a fluid, swelling, blissed-out frenzy while your brain searches for patterns, your body struggles to find the beat. Somehow, it all comes together in a discombobulated synchronicity. It is chaotic for sure, but somehow symphonic and orchestrated as well. They manipulate their instruments and feedback at intense volumes with the energy and enthusiasm of artists in love with the beautiful sounds of a machine." - DFA.
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Artist: BLACK DICE
Title: Beaches & Canyons
Format: Double LP
Label: DFA
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
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Artist: BLACK DICE
Title: Broken Ear Record
Format: LP
Label: DFA
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"The latest masterpiece from uncompromising sonic adventurers BLACK DICE. On Broken Ear Record, the haunting avant funscapes on their previous Creature Comforts album gives way to a slightly darker, more percussive sound filled with tribal textures and fractured voices. Hypnotic, rhythmic, densely textured, and chaotic yet structured experimental rocking." - DFA.
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Artist: BLACK DICE
Title: Cone Toaster/Endless Happiness
Format: 12"
Label: DFA
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"Fuck electroclash -- this Brooklyn quartet is here to plant a flag in your skinny-tie ass, reclaiming it in the name of twisted, post-ambient no wave sounds. Cone Toaster, their new single, is a track that lays a 4/4 techno thump under some of the strangest noises made by, well we actually have no idea how they were made. And we dont ask questions. The B-side features a remix by Eye of Japanese legends The Boredoms, bringing a (dare we say) jazzy dance sound to the group." - DFA.
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Artist: BLACK DICE
Title: Creature Comforts
Format: LP
Label: DFA
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"This is the official follow-up to their DFA debut CD and Double LP Beaches & Canyons. It finds the band pushing in yet another direction, at once unmistakably Black Dice, and noticeably different. Recorded with Steve Revitte (Liars, Kill Me Tomorrow), the DFA & Nicolas Vernhes (Fisherspooner, Fiery Furnaces). Venturing further into their own psychedelic, increasingly electronic world, Creature Comforts is as expansive, experimental and structurally unique as its predecessor, but there is a new sense of playfulness and accessibility mixed with naïve wonder and not-quite-steady rhythms. It is hazy, dreamy, but they have suddenly emerged as a band with an untouchably original terrain, mixing dub, tropicalia and the entire history of psychedelic rock music into one heady concoction." - DFA. Highly recommended!
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Artist: BLACK DICE
Title: Manoman
Format: 12"
Label: DFA
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"The latest release from New York avant-garde leaders BLACK DICE features three brand new tracks that further refine the industrial, beat-driven direction of their last album, Broken Ear. Coinciding with the release of this 12-inch single (which includes a full-color poster designed by BJORN COPELAND), Black Dice recently teamed up with longtime friend and photographer JASON FRANK ROTHENBERG on a collection of found images, photographs, and collages. Entitled Gore (listed below), this flexi-bound, full-color book documents both the making of the aforementioned album and the cut-and-paste, psychedelic aesthetic that has influenced a whole new generation of artists and musicians." - DFA.
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Artist: BLACK DICE
Title: Miles of Smiles
Format: 12"
Label: DFA
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"Every release by Black Dice is different. You know that by now, right? Changing the game once again, Black Dice release this 2 song EP, entitled Miles of Smiles. Clocking in at a total running time of 28 minutes, this release will please and confound fans and critics alike, as the band prove once again that whatever they tackle, it is on their terms only. Miles of Smiles was originally created for The Poetry of Sex art exhibit in Tokyo and finds the band exploring a Musique Concrete-like world of chance and surprise. The flip side Trip Dude Delay has been a live staple for many years. It has been on the DFA release schedule for far too long, and we are thrilled to finally get it out there for everyone to experience." - DFA. Highly Recommended!
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Artist: BLACK DICE
Title: Miles of Smiles
Format: CD
Label: DFA
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"Every release by Black Dice is different. You know that by now, right? Changing the game once again, Black Dice release this 2 song EP, entitled Miles of Smiles. Clocking in at a total running time of 28 minutes, this release will please and confound fans and critics alike, as the band prove once again that whatever they tackle, it is on their terms only. Miles of Smiles was originally created for The Poetry of Sex art exhibit in Tokyo and finds the band exploring a Musique Concrete-like world of chance and surprise. The flip side Trip Dude Delay has been a live staple for many years. It has been on the DFA release schedule for far too long, and we are thrilled to finally get it out there for everyone to experience." - DFA. Highly Recommended!

Artist: BLACK DICE
Title: Smiling Off
Format: Double 12"
Label: DFA
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"The first single off the new Broken Ear Record album from BLACK DICE. You get the album version of "Smiling Off," along with remixes by DFA, LUOMO, ZZ POT, and the video edit." - DFA.
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Artist: COPELAND, ERIC
Title: Black Bubblegum
Format: LP
Label: DFA
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
“Pop has always bubbled up between the cracks of Eric Copelands musical concoctions, but his love of catchy melodies is clearer than ever on Black Bubblegum. He still approaches everything from left-field, tripping out with giddy playfulness. But the ten tracks here are more song-like than anything hes done before, mixing pop hooks—and even a few choruses and bridges—with the repetition of dub. The result is music you can dance to without twisting yourself into knots. The decision to go pop makes Black Bubblegum Copelands most focused album. Where his past records were quick to veer off on far-flung tangents—often with thrilling results—here he keeps his eyes on the main musical idea in each tune. Hes still in love with loops, and every track has a rhythm that holds firm throughout. But now repetition is less an end in itself than a tool for making melodies infectious. In fact, the best songs are so infectious that Copeland himself sounds intoxicated by them. The call-and-response vocals of "Rip It" could be some alternate-universe party anthem chanted by spring-breakers. Spry beats dot the slithery "Fuck It Up" and the stoner hip-hop of "On." "Dont Beat Your Baby" uses chunky guitar chords and searing solos to set its hooks on fire. Black Bubblegum might seem like a fleeting pleasure destined to slip quickly from memory, but theres more to it than instant gratification. As with all of Copelands records, surprising angles and intriguing touches are strewn throughout. But this is also an incredibly fun record, which is enough reason to play it over and over.” - Marc Masters/Resident Advisor.

Artist: COPELAND, ERIC
Title: Joke in the Hole
Format: Double LP
Label: DFA
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"New Yorks ERIC COPELAND, integral member of BLACK DICE and TERRESTRIAL TONES, is back with a new solo album and an altogether new musical approach. Samples clatter playfully, while wild and wobbly drum breaks hold the arrangements together-barely. Joke in the Hole also marks Copelands return to DFA, where Black Dice released their seminal 2002 debut Beaches & Canyons-the labels first-ever full-length.  In search of the essential feel-good psychedelic noise record for the summer? Look no further. Vinyl includes digital download coupon." - DFA.

Artist: COPELAND, ERIC
Title: Joke In The Hole (Special Edition)
Format: Double LP
Label: DFA
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
Silk-screened, limited edition gatefold version. "New Yorks ERIC COPELAND, integral member of BLACK DICE and TERRESTRIAL TONES, is back with a new solo album and an altogether new musical approach. Samples clatter playfully, while wild and wobbly drum breaks hold the arrangements together-barely. Joke in the Hole also marks Copelands return to DFA, where Black Dice released their seminal 2002 debut Beaches & Canyons-the labels first-ever full-length. In search of the essential feel-good psychedelic noise record for the summer? Look no further." - DFA.
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Artist: COPELAND, ERIC
Title: Masterbater
Format: 12"
Label: DFA
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"ERIC COPELAND of BLACK DICE returns to DFA with "Masterbater," 11+ minutes of skronking gyrations and prickly samples. Throughout the track, radio-static intrusions and snatches of glossolalic R&B give the impression that Copeland is stuck inside his car, flicking impatiently from channel to channel while a hailstorm pelts the enclosing steel. But "Masterbater" doesnt devolve into the self-indulgence implied by the title, maintaining propulsion even as conflicting tensions swallow each other whole." -DFA.
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Artist: COPELAND, ERIC
Title: Ms Pretzel
Format: 12"
Label: DFA
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"12" Vinyl EP in a picture sleeve featuring collaged artwork by Eric Copeland himself. 
Ms Pretzel is a 4 track, 20-minute EP of brand new material by Eric Copeland (Black Dice, Terrestrial Tones). This is Erics return to DFA after the release of an acclaimed single on Ron Morellis underground dance juggernaut L.I.E.S., which followed his beloved 2013 album “Joke In The Hole”, his solo debut for DFA.
The music on Ms Pretzel most certainly continues to break new sonic ground, a process which has gradually unfolded over the last few years via many prior works on seminal underground labels such as Underwater Peoples, Escho, Post Present Medium, and Catsup Plate, among many others. Ms Pretzel takes Erics outsider fascination with 4/4 dance music and twists it yet again. It is the sound of Eric Copeland throwing a wobbly dance party in a junkyard. DFA could not be more excited to host this gritty event." - DFA.

“If Copeland is interested in the conventions of clubland, its at the point where someones puking on their shoes outside the venue, a distant throb of bass beating into their brain through the brickwork.” - Pitchfork
“The rhythms might be recognisably house or hip-hop, but Copeland pulls and squeezes their structures like accordions.” - Resident Advisor
“Though constantly teetering on a knifes edge - to be expected in such mental, syncopated mashups - this is wildly colourful and knowingly absurd music.” - The Quietus

Artist: COPELAND, ERIC
Title: Remixes (Panda Bear, Larry Gus, Fhloston Paradigm, Anthony Naples)
Format: 12"
Label: DFA
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Limited editon of 1000 hand-stamped and numbered copies, assembled at DFA in NYC.
DFA is proud to release a long-gestating 12” single of wild interprations of Eric Copelands 2013 album “Joke In The Hole”. The Black Dice member received universal acclaim for the record, “Fringe though Copeland may be, this album is a serious coup for DFA—he walks the line between complete nuttiness and outright accessibility, and ends up with one of his best records to date.” (XLR8R) Starting us off is Panda Bear, who adds his trademark falsetto vocals and shuffling percussion, sweetening Erics black coffee beats. DFAs own sonic collagist Larry Gus blends Erics mumbled vocals with bright percussion and a vocoded male choir, among many other audio dalliances. Meanwhile, Hyperdubs Fhloston Paradigm (AKA King Britt) takes aim with his laser cannons, firing volleys at unrelenting waves of marching alien armies, before being swallowed up in a solar flare. Finally, Anthony Naples (Text Records, Trilogy Tapes) brings it back to the club with snaps, claps, and hi-hats, but it sounds like you left ‘em out in the rear window of your car on a sunny day. You know what we mean." - DFA.

Artist: COPELAND, ERIC/LARRY GUS
Title: s/t
Format: 12"
Label: DFA
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"DFA takes two artists who released different sorts of summer psychedelia on DFA this year and pairs them with 2 fantastic new remixers / producers who have both done work for L.I.E.S. , ANTHONY NAPLES (whose personal obsession with BLACK DICE made him an obvious candidate for the job) & BOOKWORMS (who LARRY GUS watched play live @ Output this year mouth agape.) Anthony Naples takes ERIC COPELANDs song and gives us essentially "Cone Toaster pt 2" which is just what we wanted. Bookworms takes shreds of Larrys parts and builds something dark and loud sheets of sound layered on top of relentless sub sounds. A real surprise and great unique marriage of artists and remixers. Hand stamped edition of 500 blue label records with custom spine label & download code." - DFA.

Artist: SPIKED PUNCH
Title: Guinea Pig
Format: 7"
Label: DFA
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"Spiked Punch is a new project from 2/3 of Black Dice, Eric Copeland and Aaron Warren. After the third member Bjorn Copeland relocated to Los Angeles in 2015, Aaron and Eric worked on a Black Dice remix commission for Awesome Tapes From Africa, for artist Aby Ngana Diop. Through this creative process, they hit upon a new sort of inspiration for making music and Spiked Punch was born. These two tracks were born out of long form improvisations between Eric and Aaron. It is most definitely music born of their environment in Brooklyn - the lo-fi bodega beats seeping out of the dozens of delis, trial and error with early sample chopping, watching YouTube tutorials for help, the eerie comfort of late night local TV, and a sweltering Brooklyn summer cooled and fueled by Tecate. The duo also emphasizes the music was recorded on an iBook from 2004. The music Spiked Punch have created is wildly percussive and zig zags around tweaked vocal stabs and dubbed out bass lines. When pressed for more personal descriptors for the music the band responded with this: Coconut bongos, pineapple kick drums, stolen bike vocals, peanut chew bass-lines." - DFA.
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Artist: CONSUMER ELECTRONICS
Title: Repetition Reinforcement
Format: 12"
Label: Diagonal
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"The long-running alias of former Whitehouse agitator Philip Best, and now featuring vocals and music by Sarah Froelich and n0!se pioneer Russell Haswell, Consumer Electronics hold steadfast to an unflinching observation of, and reflection on, contemporary British culture, exemplified in the coarse noise techno rants of Estuary English (DPROM 108LP, 2014). On Repetition Reinforcement Best trades the explicit rage of Estuary English for hushed, under-the-skin implication. "Murder the Masters" cuts right to the bone, (w)rapping a disaffected tirade in deeply unsettling, over-the-shoulder tones, skeletal techno kicks, and clammy atmospheres. On "Alien Existence," Best shares vocals with Froelich in a probing dialectic of sexual politics smeared against sagging kicks and looking-glass synth discord." - Diagonal.

Artist: HASWELL, RUSSELL
Title: As Sure as Night Follows Day
Format: Double LP
Label: Diagonal
Country: UK
Price: $29.00
“As Sure as Night Follows Day is Russell Haswells landmark second album for the London-based Diagonal label. Consolidating a quarter-century at the forefront of extreme computer music, techno, and death metal in 19 tracks and 49 minutes, its Haswells most coherent yet varied burst of activity to date, zigzagging from improvised n0!se outbursts and asphyxiated R&B to a brace of thundering acid bullets that positively froth for the floor. The album was extracted over a fast-working period in late 2014, and is best perceived as a sort of fractured regression to his formative influences; one can hear the picnoleptic recollections of grindcore shows in the Black Country, the refracted shades of mega-raves at Coventrys Eclipse, the conflating toxic texture-memories of early Japanese noise, and the incandescent stomp of Mills and Hood in that early-90s phase. Fortunately for the ravers, this album includes some of Haswells most direct dancefloor attacks to date. "HARDWAX FLASHBACK," for instance, finds him in pure tekno panik mode -- a four-to-the-floor wrecking-ball groove that someone, somewhere, may even be able to mix. "GAS ATTACK" distils his penchant for all things Belgium into a vicious strain of new beat lactic acid. Haswell then doffs his cap to Detroit electro legends Drexciya on "Underwater Electronic Struggle" -- a story goes that he once thrashed a jet-ski all over the Mediterranean while listening to “Wavejumper" in his phones -- before he does the salty freestyle electro flex ting on "Extended Industry Knowledge (for OSCAR)" while reminding his trusty apprentice Powell that he still has a lot to learn. Between these floor-flexers, one finds more freakish disturbances and intrusive drum-box improvisations: the modular mind-floss of "RAVE SPLURGE NOISE FM" or "Noise Rave," for instance, or the self-explanatory "Improvisation #1." "In the Air Today" investigates warehouse-ready electroacoustic percussion, while the chaotic clusters of "INTERLUDE" swarm and invade the senses with psychoacoustic incision. This is Diagonal and Russell at their most fucked up and fizzy, and an important reminder of the artists stream-of-consciousness genius -- and the pressing need for more chaos and unpredictability in electronic music today. Mastered and cut by Matt "The Alchemist" Colton at Alchemy. Soft-touch laminate sleeve design by Guy Featherstone.” - Diagonal.

Artist: HASWELL, RUSSELL
Title: Double A
Format: 12"
Label: Diagonal
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"Russell Haswell strikes bone on this 2-track, 20-minute 12", marking his return to the catalytic Diagonal imprint. Double A renders Russell at his slyest and most honest, presenting spasmodic, un-edited improvisations belying influence from the pivotal epoch of diamond-cut 80s freestyle, industrial and Detroit techno. Depending on your perspective, theyre either splintered, techy DJ tools or skeletal nO!se inversions. Either way, they bristle and spark with a compulsive nervous energy and disciplined impulse control thats Haswell to the core: challenging, uncompromising and bloody crucial." - Diagonal.

Artist: SHIT AND SHINE
Title: Powder Horn
Format: Double LP
Label: Diagonal
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
“The next release on Diagonal is the latest album from Texas-based demolition artist Craig Clouse aka Shit & Shine. TitledPowder Horn, it follows-up Clouses 2013 Diagonal debut 12", which channeled his shape-shifting sound into sharp shocks of mangled club music. On this new album, his first full-length since 2012s Jream Baby Jream, Clouse voyages still deeper down his own sonic wormhole. Its raucous slabs of deviant funk, wiry disco and burnt-out acid are sculpted to soundtrack strung-out dancefloors and their seedy early-hours aftermath, yet they still bear crucial traces of Shit & Shines history in noise rock. Drums bound, crash and detonate to drive the music forward in fits and starts, their sound veering from the chest-busting thud of a techno kick to the hollowed-out clatter of a live punk band. Writhing acid lines do battle with taut, spidery guitar motifs, wrenching the momentum abruptly sideways. "Hiss" is bare-chested post-punk, strutting across the stage, caked with sweat and fizzing with static interference. Deeper into the night, "Acid Minor" wrenches up the gear to explode into full-bore acid techno, with Clouse repeatedly hammering the brakes and triggering space itself to distort around you. This provocative yet playful approach has long been a defining characteristic of Clouses music. Over the past decade hes gained a reputation for Shit & Shines remarkable live shows -- mesmerizing blasts of rhythmic noise featuring multiple drummers -- as well as a string of albums exploring starker noise rock and industrial-infused sounds. His recent shift towards more club-centered music, then, makes sense. Both Powder Horn and his previous Diagonal EP further hone his fascination with the energizing effects of rhythm on the mind and body, while retaining the unpredictable and confrontational nature thats always made Shit & Shine such a wild proposition.” - Diagonal.
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Artist: SHIT AND SHINE
Title: Total Shit!
Format: LP
Label: Diagonal
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
"Bubbling up from his post-everything cesspit, Shit And Shine cups another killer album boff to the grill of Diagonal with Total $hit!, his second LP and third full release for Powell and Jaime Williamss indomitable imprint. A rancid ruck of rock n roll and industrial entrails squeezed for sustenance and sploshed with classic 80s disco, Total $hit! is nothing if not a definitive Craig Clouse record; insistently playful, scatty, and demented, in equal measures, but with a couldnt care less attitude thats always refreshing and welcome. Following his grind-core lash Teardrops for Riot Season (REPOSE 052LP, 2016), this one is a return to the heavy truckin styles last heard on Everybodys A Fuckin Expert with Editions Mego (EMEGO 212CD/LP, 2015) and Good White Good Green for Glasgows Heated Heads (2016), depositing nine examples of his nonchalant style at its most distended, unsettling, and, funnily enough, its most funked-up and effective. He makes a big entrance with the blind-drunk swagger of "Hot Shovel" trammeling rabid tribal drums, grunts and pitched voices in a febrile hot mess, before "Chklt Shk" possibly betrays his no f**ks attitude with some of his canniest, adroit tweaks applied to what sounds like Anthony Shakir and MMM fighting over the last cubicle after a plate of bad seafood, then its back to twisted smiles and buckie-sloshing skank with the acrid disco nip of "Long Island City". The records longest, murkiest section follows with the Jacko-shampling "Dodge Pot" dispensing a slimy hot streak of flatulent mongrel boogie that perhaps outstays its welcome, hence the entrance of two squabbling lasses who tell it where to go, which leaves us with a version of the recumbent coke standard "White Horse" ready for the knackers yard, plus a trio of saltier, off-the-wrist jags that only serve to agitate and infect the sore hes been prodding at til this point. Lets be fair: Total $hit! is not big or clever but, it is messy and fun; like the soundtrack to a lock-in at a boozer exclusively full of mad c*nts who were chucked out of every other place. RIYL: Xão Seffcheque, Mika Vainio, Beau Wanzer, Powell. Artwork by Guy Featherstone. Mastered by Matt Colton. Edition of 500." - Diagonal.

Artist: CAPTAIN BEEFHEART
Title: A Carrot is as Close as a Rabbit Gets to a Diamond: Captain Beefheart Interviews and Texts, 1966 - 2001.
Format: Book
Label: Diamond Carrot
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"This book compiles tons of articles interviews, and press clippings about Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band. It contains 40 separate pieces of writing, including Lester Bangs original reviews of Trout Mask Replica and Lick My Decals Off, Baby, interviews and articles from such diverse sources as Rolling Stone magazine, ZigZag, Hot Wacks, and New York Rocker, and transcripts of interviews from Late Night With David Letterman, Dutch radio, interview promo LPs, and a lot more. Its a real treasure trove of information for any Beefheart fan."

CapBeef

Artist: BUNYAN, VASHTI
Title: Just Another Diamond Day
Format: LP
Label: DiCristina
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Deluxe gatefold vinyl edition. "With a book of lyrics and artwork, updated by Vashti herself. Additional poster included, unique to the North American edition. This vinyl reissue of Vashti Bunyans lone 1970 solo release features contributions from British folk royalty including members of Fairport Convention and preeminent producer Joe Boyd." - Dicristina.
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Artist: BUNYAN, VASHTI
Title: Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind
Format: Dbl CD
Label: DiCristina
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Following the amazing success story of Vashti Bunyans recent re-emergence as an artist after an exile of over 30 years, comes the release of Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind, a comprehensive compilation of early recordings dating from the period prior to Vashtis classic Just another Diamond Day album which was originally released in 1970. Titled after Vashtis (Jagger/Richards-penned) debut single which opens the compilation, this double-album represents an attempt to both open out and draw a line under the past, and also to try to set the record straight about the disparity between how Vashti viewed (and still views) herself against the way she has been popularly perceived. Widely construed as a folk singer-a tag she fundamentally disagrees with-these recordings instead reveal Vashti as a pop singer, however fragile and unique. A complete collection of Vashtis existing early recordings, the album is divided across two discs and features 25 tracks-mostly rescued from a number of old acetates and quarter-inch tapes Vashtis brother John had found in his attic a few years ago. The first disc gathers together the early singles (two of which were unreleased) and a set of taped demos recorded between 1965 -67. The second disc comprises the entire, unaltered contents of a long-forgotten tape discovered at the last minute before mastering, whilst Vashti was searching for one of the master reels for disc one. Beautifully packaged in period style and annotated for both vinyl & CD formats." - DiCristina.
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Artist: BUNYAN, VASHTI
Title: Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind
Format: Double LP
Label: DiCristina
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"A comprehensive compilation of early recordings dating from the period prior to VASHTI BUNYANs classic Just another Diamond Day album. Titled after Vashtis (Jagger/Richards-penned) debut single which opens the compilation, this double-album represents an attempt to both open out and draw a line under the past. A complete collection of Vashtis existing early recordings, the album is divided across two discs and features 25 tracks. The first disc gathers together the early singles (two of which were unreleased) and a set of taped demos recorded between 1965 -67. The second disc comprises the entire, unaltered contents of a long-forgotten tape discovered at the last minute before mastering, whilst Vashti was searching for one of the master reels for disc one. Beautifully packaged in period style and annotated for both vinyl & CD formats. LP PACKAGED IN GATEFOLD SLEEVES." -DiCristina.
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Artist: MV & EE WITH THE GOLDEN ROAD
Title: Drone Trailer
Format: LP
Label: DiCristina
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Orbiting the earth in Vermont is MATT "MV" VALENTINE, once the brawn of the TOWER RECORDINGS, and ERIKA "EE" ELDER, CEO of HEROINE CELESTIAL AGRICULTURE and The MV & EE MEDICINE SHOW. Together with their dog Zuma, they run the Child of Microtones library of exploratory music--sometimes their own lunar blues, sometimes finger-picking-style noise/space, sometimes lonesome frontier folk. MV & EE have landed at the DiCristina Building bearing Drone Trailer, featuring THE GOLDEN ROAD: DOC DUNN (pedal steel, guitar, harmony), MIKE SMITH (bass, Fender Rhodes, harmony), and JAMES ANDERSON (drums, engineer). You may recognize these names as part of MV & EEs touring band when they scorched across New England and the Rust Belt en route to Terrastock this past June. Drone Trailer is a consolidation of the previous musical high-life of the duos space shanties for the 21st century. In other words, MV & EE explore their unique mix of lunar raga and astral string band music, with a couple deep-space burners/covert jams such as opening blast "Anyway" thrown in to bust it all open. Nobody is gonna mind if they hear a little Crazy Horse and prime-era Dead here as well! Previous releases on their own Child of Microtones label, along with notable albums on Time Lag and Ecstatic Peace." -DiCristina

Artist: JAURES
Title: Tsoyberbarg
Format: 12"
Label: Die Orakel
Country: Germany
Price: $15.00
"Jaures prophesizes unborn futures and fates." - Die Orakel.

Artist: ARCHETTI, LUIGI
Title: Null I-VII
Format: 7 CD Box
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $50.00
"Epic in scale, static, timbre, and stillness, Null is a vast and profound musical project that Luigi Archetti has been pursuing over a long period. His musical research is not about "null" (the German word for "zero") as a mathematical object, as a real number. Instead, the term "null" is used here as a metaphor to describe a state of pausing and anticipatory waiting. The music of Null is characterized by static sounds, drones, and their overlapping and layering. The sound surfaces turn into acoustic "sluggish material" which flows slowly through time and gradually transforms itself. It is a constant gliding, a constant mutation of sound structures. Attempts to discover clearly defined melodies, rhythmically ordered structures, or even beats are to no avail. A universe of sound particles diffuses in the foreground of the musical atmosphere, whereby the sounds do not provide any reference whatsoever to a possible location. All the sounds in Null are sourced from e-guitars, which are in part extensively defamiliarized through digitalization and thereby redefined. The e-guitars (frequently in scordatura tuning) are used to this end as suppliers of sound. The acoustic sedimentation of the diverse sounds and sound structures results in a dense and filigreed sound fabric which develops a pull-effect on the listeners. It is an invitation to travel in uncharted regions, a hypnotically captivating journey through timeless and minimal acoustic events. Null I-VII, presented in a special CD slipcase box, collects all seven CDs also released as Null (ZEITC 003CD, 2010), Null II/Null III (ZEITC 009CD, 2012), and Null IV-VII (ZEITC 018-19CD, 2015)." - Die Schachtel.

Artist: ARCHETTI, LUIGI
Title: Null II/Null III
Format: Double CD
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $21.00
"Null II and Null III are the second and third part of Italian/Swiss composer Luigi Archettis massive electronic work on the theme of "nothing" ("Null"), whose first part saw the light with the 2010 Die Schachtel "Null" edition in the ZeitComposers series (ZEITC 003CD). Within these pieces, Archettis thick sound-drones border on the edge of tonality as their many layers develop with a sort of "geological" pace. The work is in fact intended as musical research on the "interior" of sound, obtained by large masses of sound punctuated by seemingly minimalistic details. The mastery of Luigi Archetti conducts the listener deeply inside the musical event, while at the same time introducing a model, just like the traces of a gold seam in rocks, which the listener can follow and frequently re-encounter over the 140 minutes in which the music unfolds. The result is a trance-inducing sense of slow-motion and even stillness, alternating with subtle changes often obtained only by tiny, almost "invisible" variables. Null is a vast and profound place where perception is confronted with a stream of slow-developing, sometime "still" sound. Null II and Null III will certainly appeal to fans of Eliane Radigue, Thomas Köner and long and sustained drone electronic music in general." -Die Shcachtel.

Artist: ARKE SINTH
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $29.00
"Studio and live recordings, May/June 1973. Arke Sinth documents the brief and intense life of a group formed at the beginning of the 1970s within the fertile and stimulating cultural environment of the town of Padua (Italy), where electroacoustic and computer music pioneer Teresa Rampazzi had started, a few years earlier, the Nuove Proposte Sonore (New Sound Proposals) Group. Arke Sinth was a group of four young musicians and artists, who decided to perform their own music, an experimental venture into collective composition and unusual timbre associations, with possibly no references whatsoever to previously existing music genres. The rigorous music of Arke Sinth gave a sonic body to meticulously planned graphic scores and at times was associated with visuals created by one of the members of the group, Michele Sambin (one of the first Italian experimental video-artists). Arke Sinth also tried to closely link collective composition and performance, making also use of improvisational elements but refusing the premises of the American live electronics experiences, for which composition was simply the "trigger" of an almost immutably informal and/or automatic process (David Tudor, David Behrman, Alvin Lucier), or alternatively it was "dissolved" into free improvisation (MEV). Together with Michele Sambin on cello and saxophones, were his brother Marco, an accomplished saxophone player, Giovanni De Poli on EMS Synthi A and Alvise Vidolin on electronic organ and mixing. De Poli and Vidolin at that time were both pupils of Teresa Rampazzi, and shortly after the experience of Arke Sinth were involved in the foundation of the Computer Music Center of the University of Padua. Deluxe silver cover with silver foil design. Custom inner sleeve and four-page booklet in English and Italian. Edition of 400." - Die Schactel.

Artist: ART FLEURY
Title: I Luoghi Del Potere
Format: CD
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $25.00
"Art Fleury was born in Brescia, Northern Italy, in the mid-70s. They were still in their teens when they had the opportunity to open for the group Area at the famous Parco Lambro Festival in Milan (1976), in front of fifty thousand people. In the following years they extensively toured and played with Henry Cow, and in 1980 they were finally able to produce and release their first record, I Luoghi del Potere (The places of power), which they started recording in 1977. Superficially (or intentionally) included in the prog genre, I Luoghi del Potere (originally conceived as the soundtrack of an imaginary movie), is a very personal and radical experience, at times recalling Fausts free-form Kraut riffing, or the industrial sound collages of Nurse With Wound. The music is articulated through an outstanding dynamic juxtaposition of instrumental parts, with frequent structural and harmonic fragmentations, and a diverse array of unusual sound elements: from a sort of brass-band progression to radio frequencies, from cacophonic intermezzos to expressionist tape-collage techniques. Through this free flow of sounds, only apparently casual, the group wanted to expose the alienation, the folly, the hopes and fears of their times, through a creative act that pushed to the limits their expressive means." - Die Schachtel.

Artist: BACHI DA PIETRA
Title: Non Io
Format: CD
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $17.50
"Bachi da Pietra (The stone worms) is a two-men band whose dark and resonating music wraps around tunes of desolate candor and lyrics (in Italian) as dark and imaginative as broken love can be. A relentless drumming hovers over a huge wash of ride cymbal and a deep, plaintive voice, which is able to capture sadness, anger and yearning. The entire album is a visceral emotional journey: the dissonant blues-based songs develop around the steady drone of the singers voice, a trance-inducing vocal presence singing of grim meditations on life that are crafted and performed with disarming sincerity. Just like the mysterious and enigmatic characters that orbited their doom-laden, disturbing world, Bachi da Pietra is an unpredictable band that leaves the listeners feeling vulnerable, moved, and sometimes totally spaced-out." - Die Schachtel.

Artist: BERTONCINI, MARIO
Title: Arpe Eolie
Format: LP
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $29.00
"Arpe Eolie is the first ever vinyl release of the works by Italian maestro Mario Bertoncini, relentless experimental composer, philosopher, artist and builder of sounds. The LP presents a selection of his compositions for Aeolian constructions: in the early 70s he started to produce sound aggregates, true "sound sculptures" based on the Aeolian sound principle. Amongst his more spectacular installations were "Vele", a massive Aeolian harp (more than seven meters high); "Venti" (winds), for 20 Aeolian sound generators and 40 performers; and "Chanson Pour Instrument À Vent", an assemblage for Aeolian harps, Aeolian gongs, and one performer. By their very nature these sound objects ("sound sculptures" that liberate the concept of sound form from time development) convey a sense of natural sounds beyond the grasp of composition and musician. Bertoncinis self-built harps and gongs are excited by blows of compressed air, or by the composers own breath, resulting in a musical blueprint that takes minimalist drone to a massive scale: the music unleashes itself. Theres no sense of a composers hand present. If at superficial levels they may sound like electronic music (long drones and swooshes of otherworldly sounds), at a close listening they reveal the intensity of a pure sound of air, far removed from both any artificial or measurable principle as well as from any casual or chance method of composition. Deluxe silver cover with silver foil design. Custom inner sleeve and four-page booklet in English and Italian. Edition of 400." - Die Schachtel.

Artist: BERTONCINI, MARIO
Title: Arpe Eolie and Other Useless Things
Format: Book/CD
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $48.00
"Deluxe silver CD box, silver-foil design complete with a 31-page booklet in Italian and English. English/Italian 196-pages book, 26 black and white photos, matte white cardboard cover with flaps, silver design. "One of the most adventurous composers and performers of the Italian avant garde scene, member of the Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza, great performer of the music of John Cage, Bertoncini started in the early 70s to design and build incredibly complex and visually fascinating sound sculptures based on the aeolian sound principle. Amongst his more spectacular installations there were Vele, a massive Aeolian harp (more than 7 meters high); Venti (winds), for 20 Aeolian sound generators and 40 performers; and Chanson pour Instruments à Vent, an assemblage for Aeolian harps, Aeolian gongs, and one performer. His self-built harps and gongs are excited by blows of compressed air, or by the composers own breath, and the resulting sound is amplified through contact microphones. If at superficial levels they may sound like electronic music (long drones and swooshes of otherwordly sounds), at a close listening they reveal the intensity of a the pure and analogic sound of air, far removed from both any artificial or measurable principle as well as from any casual or chance method of composition, In fact, all the pieces are carefully composed and even notated. The CD presents the complete series of his works for Aeolian harps, from 1973 to more recent days. The accompanying 196-page book, in both English and Italian and rich with photos, is a rather profound dissertation on the Aeolian harps, their generation and meaning, as well as on experimental sound and avant-garde music in general. Written by the composer in the form of a Platonic dialog (between an old and rather bitter master and his young enthusiastic pupil), the book not only conveys a wealth of information on its subject matter, but it also renders perfectly the voice full of wit of one of the most personal and uncompromising composers of the present times." - Die Schachtel
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Artist: BOSETTI, ALESSANDRO
Title: Exposé
Format: CD
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $17.50
"Based on a series of 33 musical ideas written, printed, framed and exposed in a recent installation in Milan, Exposé is the first of a new cycle of works as well as the result of Alessandro Bosettis fascination with speech loops. The mesmerizing voice of Audrey Chen, endlessly repeating the same sentence over the entire duration of each piece, is full of musical nuances, and it rewards close attention. The result is a weird and fascinating experience, that takes the listener through a surreal sonic space. The misty, microtonal electronics and instrumental layers are arranged and recorded in an extremely precise fashion. The slowly shifting speech-derived rhythmical patterns provide a subtle, low-key backdrop to the vocal parts, perhaps suggesting the option of adopting an ambient-like listening strategy, while at the same time the use of headphones will enhance the works strangely compelling blend of the surreal and hypnotic." - Die Schachtel.

Artist: BOSETTI, ALESSANDRO
Title: Exposé + Art
Format: CD/Art
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $76.00
Limited art version, signed/numbered edition of 33 copies. "Audio CD + 34 art sheets in a special cover with hand drawn translucent dust-jacket, numbered and signed by the author. This limited edition includes the 33 art sheets presenting the musical ideas that generated the compositions on the CD. The complete series was printed, framed and exposed in a recent installation at the OArtoteca art gallery in Milan, in March 2007. The minimalistic design is the result of a collaborative work with Die Schachtels designer Dinamo, who has typographically interpreted Alessandros surprising conceptual scores, expanding the music into a visual territory that gives a completely new listening perspective to the fascinating music of this very creative musician." - Die Schachtel.
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Artist: CASTI/ELIO MARTUSCIELLO, FABRIZIO
Title: Chamber Rites
Format: CD
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $18.00
"Chamber Rites is an encounter based on sharing emotions, on audio-visual exchange, on the practice of radical improvisation, characterized by a location or context, of which we define a part of its mobile architecture. Ours is a ritual whose coordinates -- spatial, temporal and performative -- are traced by signs, at the same time enigmatic and visible, sedimented in time" --Fabrizio Casti and Elio Martusciello, 2015. Fabrizio Casti: prepared piano; Elio Martusciello, computer. Fabrizio Casti is an Italian experimental music composer operating in both acoustic and electroacoustic improvisation, and the author of vocal, instrumental, chamber, and symphonic works for instruments and live electronics. He teaches Elements of Music Composition and Analysis at the State Music Conservatory of Cagliari, Italy, is Artistic Director of Spaziomusica, and is on the board of SpaziomusicaRicerca, Cagliari. Both associations conduct musical research and promote composition of contemporary and experimental music. His works have been published by RaiTrade, Ricordi, and Ut Orpheus and recorded by ECM, Stradivarius, LIMEN, Ricordi-Nuova Fonit Cetra, Warsaw Autumn, and Spaziomusica. Elio Martusciello is an Italian electroacoustic and experimental music composer, musician, and visual artist. He teaches electronic music at the Naples Conservatory of Music, Italy. He studied photography with Mimmo Jodice and visual arts with Carlo Alfano, Armando de Stefano, and Rosa Panaro. His aesthetics are inspired by acousmatics, but he also composes for instruments and live electronics and operates in installation art, multimedia, visual arts, and electroacoustic improvisation. His works have been recorded by Recommended Records, Staalplaat, Die Schachtel, Ambiances Magnétiques, FMP, GMEM, Institut International de Musique Electroacoustique de Bourges, and others." - Die Schachtel.

Artist: CHIARI/DANIELE LOMBARDI, GIUSEPPE
Title: +/-
Format: LP + CD
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $60.00
"LP+CD special limited edition release by Fluxus composer Giuseppe Chiari and Futurist pianist Daniele Lombardi. Each LP is hand-numbered, and contains two art prints by Giuseppe Chiari, housed in a very original fold-out cover. The CD is hand-numbered and signed by Daniele Lombardi. The total selling copies of the bundle edition are limited to 130. Giuseppe Chiari was one of the leading names associated first with Fluxus (being the only Italian member of the interdisciplinary art group since 1962) and later with conceptual and performance art as well as sound art. Coming from a background of different disciplines, he established new theoretical and practical standpoints in relation to music and art: his approach was always irreverent, walking the tightrope between to do or not to do, to say or not to say, while continually challenging the limits of language. The Die Schachtel vinyl LP (titled +/-) features some of his previously-unreleased and most intense pieces for piano, the musical instrument par excellence and emblem of conformist sound with which Giuseppe Chiari has a love-hate relationship, bestowing on it equal measures of ridicule and praise. It is also an amazing document of his last concert, with Frederic Rzewski (playing the 1964 groundbreaking piece "La Strada"), Giancarlo Cardini, Daniele Lombardi and Giuseppe Chiari himself. The limited CD edition by Daniele Lombardi, published on the occasion of his solo exhibition at MUDIma Foundation in Milan (2008), is the reissue of a 1978 piano sound exploration entitled Costellazione, based upon a map of sky constellations, planned as the first step in a large work focused on the exposition and "performance" of constellations maps, planetaria and maps of the heavens. It is a perfect counterpoint to the Chiari Edition, and it is housed in a custom-made, silk-screened natural cardboard case, inserted in the fold-out cover together with the LP. " - Die Schachtel.

Artist: CHRISTA PFANGEN
Title: Watch Me Getting Back The End
Format: CD
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $17.50
"Christa Pfangen are Andrea Belfi and Mattia Coletti. The name is an homage to Nico, although the music has obviously no relation with the icon of the New York avant garde scene. They belong to the new electroacoustic/improv/avant-rock scene which is taking shape in Italy and includes such names as 3/4 Had Been Eliminated, Valerio Tricoli, ÿ, Stefano Pilia and others. Working with percussion, treated guitar and an array of different objects and noises, they have given birth to a dynamic work of great beauty and reverberating rhythms, oscillating between avant-folk and electroacoustic music." - Die Schachtel.

Artist: CILIO, LUCIANO
Title: DellUniverso Assente
Format: CD
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $21.00
"The critically-acclaimed Delluniverso Assente is finally made available again in a stunning CD edition. The complete works composed by legendary Neapolitan composer and musician Luciano Cilio are now digitally restored and include a striking set of piano-based unedited pieces transcribed and played by the composer Girolamo De Simone, curator of the edition and acclaimed interpreter, who is also the man responsible for the rediscovery of the work of Luciano Cilio. Dell Universo Assente, originally released by Die Schachtel in 2007 and sold out in a few months, represents a truly unique approach to music-making where each instrument and each sound are given ample time and space to develop. For the recording sessions leading to this remarkable work, Cilio took up a role as multi-instrumentalist, performing on piano, guitar, flute, bass and mandola, also joined by musicians coming from different experiences and areas, who supply strings, extra woodwind and percussion. Almost impossible to define, the all-acoustic music of Cilio occupies a space between the devotional music of Popol Vuhs Florian Fricke and the deep spiritual places of what would later be called holy minimalism (without any of the religious intents of the aforementioned references), with a surprising anticipation of the crystalline sparseness of pieces like "Fur Alina" by Arvo Pärt, and a feeling of intense suspension of time that can be associated to some of the most intimate compositions of Ligeti or Feldman, yet maintaining a definite position outside the contemporary music of serial and academic inspiration. "These recordings sound as they feel -- self-contained, introspective, and determined. You can feel in the music a sort of necessity that can be rarely found, as in Bill Fays Time of the Last Persecution, or in Nick Drakes Pink Moon: this enormous weight that is bearing on its creators, the absolute need to exorcize it from their lives, a moment in time where you are invited to hear artists truly in contact with their existence. Luciano Cilio holds that moment in time, an authentic emotional testament, something to be cherished," writes Jim ORourke in his inspiring liner-notes. Born in Naples in 1950, Luciano Cilio had joined his university studies in architecture and scenography to music, collaborating in the 60s and 70s with several non-conventional musicians (such as Alan Sorrenti and Shawn Phillips), developing surprising intuitions about the relationship between gesture, words and music. Sitar and guitar virtuoso, excellent pianist, Luciano Cilio was "essentially self-taught concerning music composition," and focused his research on long, sustained sounds, on the sound in its primary and internal meaning, at the outset on the melodic, rhythmic and harmonic entities, to "re-enter the sound, hold it, hold it... and finally let it go." His short yet intense career officially began in 1977 with the publication of a full-length album titled Dialoghi del presente (entirely included on this release along with extra tracks), composed between the end of the 60s and early 70s. The album, released in 1977, went almost unnoticed and was soon forgotten, and that influenced deeply the complex personality of the composer. Unexpectedly, in 1983, he committed suicide, leaving this unique gem as a testimony of a genius work. "Most records create an imagined world, a place between author and audience, a neutral ground where you are expected to meet; but on these special occasions, you can feel as if you are listening in on a private conversation, overheard discreetly, but clearly. This record is not just a collection of musical pictures, but a large canvas painted with the air it was made in, like a private room never to be visited again, but remembered vividly when something like the way light hits a room or the smell of damp cinders brings it all back with overwhelming vividness. Cilio holds that moment in time, an authentic emotional testament, something to be cherished." -Jim ORourke.

Artist: CILIO, LUCIANO
Title: DellUniverso Assente
Format: Double LP
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $37.00
"The complete works composed by legendary Neapolitan composer and musician Luciano Cilio are now digitally restored and include a striking set of piano-based unedited pieces transcribed and played by the composer Girolamo De Simone, curator of the edition and acclaimed interpreter, who is also the man responsible for the rediscovery of the work of Luciano Cilio. Dell Universo Assente, originally released by Die Schachtel in 2007 and sold out in a few months, represents a truly unique approach to music-making where each instrument and each sound are given ample time and space to develop. For the recording sessions leading to this remarkable work, Cilio took up a role as multi-instrumentalist, performing on piano, guitar, flute, bass and mandola, also joined by musicians coming from different experiences and areas, who supply strings, extra woodwind and percussion. Almost impossible to define, the all-acoustic music of Cilio occupies a space between the devotional music of Popol Vuhs Florian Fricke and the deep spiritual places of what would later be called holy minimalism (without any of the religious intents of the aforementioned references), with a surprising anticipation of the crystalline sparseness of pieces like "Fur Alina" by Arvo Pärt, and a feeling of intense suspension of time that can be associated to some of the most intimate compositions of Ligeti or Feldman, yet maintaining a definite position outside the contemporary music of serial and academic inspiration. "These recordings sound as they feel -- self-contained, introspective, and determined. You can feel in the music a sort of necessity that can be rarely found, as in Bill Fays Time of the Last Persecution, or in Nick Drakes Pink Moon: this enormous weight that is bearing on its creators, the absolute need to exorcize it from their lives, a moment in time where you are invited to hear artists truly in contact with their existence. Luciano Cilio holds that moment in time, an authentic emotional testament, something to be cherished," writes Jim ORourke in his inspiring liner-notes. Born in Naples in 1950, Luciano Cilio had joined his university studies in architecture and scenography to music, collaborating in the 60s and 70s with several non-conventional musicians (such as Alan Sorrenti and Shawn Phillips), developing surprising intuitions about the relationship between gesture, words and music. Sitar and guitar virtuoso, excellent pianist, Luciano Cilio was "essentially self-taught concerning music composition," and focused his research on long, sustained sounds, on the sound in its primary and internal meaning, at the outset on the melodic, rhythmic and harmonic entities, to "re-enter the sound, hold it, hold it... and finally let it go." His short yet intense career officially began in 1977 with the publication of a full-length album titled Dialoghi del presente (entirely included on this release along with extra tracks), composed between the end of the 60s and early 70s. The album, released in 1977, went almost unnoticed and was soon forgotten, and that influenced deeply the complex personality of the composer. Unexpectedly, in 1983, he committed suicide, leaving this unique gem as a testimony of a genius work. "Most records create an imagined world, a place between author and audience, a neutral ground where you are expected to meet; but on these special occasions, you can feel as if you are listening in on a private conversation, overheard discreetly, but clearly. This record is not just a collection of musical pictures, but a large canvas painted with the air it was made in, like a private room never to be visited again, but remembered vividly when something like the way light hits a room or the smell of damp cinders brings it all back with overwhelming vividness. Cilio holds that moment in time, an authentic emotional testament, something to be cherished." -Jim ORourke.
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Artist: CLEMENTI, ALDO
Title: Punctum Contra Punctum
Format: CD Box Set
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"Aldo Clementi marks out the distance with an absolute refusal to provide narratives, whether of tension resolved, or simply of that logically unending succession of states of being so dear to many of his contemporaries. His materials, whether gathered from a tonal past, generated as a jeu desprìt from the names of dedicatees, or produced by a purely abstract process, are projected into a rotational steady state that has no logical end or beginning." - David Osmond-Smith, 2005. "On the occasion of his 80th birthday, Die Schachtel is proud to present "Punctum Contra Punctum", a deluxe compact disc box dedicated to Aldo Clementi, one of the most important figures of Italian music of the 20th Century. Born in Sicily in 1925, he studied piano and later composition under the guidance of teachers such as Goffredo Petrassi and Bruno Maderna, who also introduced him to electronic music at the RAI Studio of Phonology in Milan. Like many composers of the period, he employed serial technique early in his work, to abandon it later on in favor of a very personal, ingenious and unique method for creating new music. Blessed with extraordinary skills of invention and assimilation, Clementi may be the one living composer for whom "genius" is not too strong a word. His musical language is extremely articulate and profound, resulting in a fascination with obsessive repetitions, collages, canons, and incredibly complex rhythmic textures which have to be heard to be believed. At the same time his music maintains to stay fresh, dynamic and highly enjoyable. A must-have for all the modern music lovers, and a great discovery for the most adventourous and prepared listener. Deluxe white and silver-foil design CD-box edition, complete with a lovingly designed 64-page booklet in English and Italian." - Die Schachtel.

Artist: COLUCCINO, OSVALDO
Title: Dimensioni
Format: CD
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $18.00
“Osvaldo Coluccino follows his well-received 2010 contribution to Die Schachtels Zeit Composer Series, Neuma Q (ZEITC 004CD), with a collection of his early (1997-2007) electroacoustic pieces. From the dark drones of "Dimensioni" (interspersed with the treated voice of Jacques Lacan), to the treated percussions of "Nellattimo," to the acousmatic brilliance of "Dal margine," this CD is a journey into the brilliant head and the complex soul of one of the most interesting Italian contemporary composers, whose music is always on the edge, stretched between a flight toward a distant and bright horizon and a dive into the darkest obscurity. Osvaldo Coluccino (b. 1963) is a composer and poet. His compositions have been commissioned by Venice Biennale, Milano Musica, RAI National Symphony Orchestra, and others, and have been performed in several festivals of classical and contemporary music. Monographic CDs have been released by Neos, Col Legno, Another Timbre, Rai Trade, and Due Punti. His works have been performed by many ensembles (including Ensemble Recherche and Nieuw Ensemble) and by several conductors and soloists. He has composed music since 1979, and has published several volumes of poetry since the early 90s.” - Die Schachtel.

Artist: CURRAN, ALVIN
Title: Under the Fig Tree
Format: LP
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $28.00
"Two masterpieces of the early 70s by Alvin Curran, released by Die Schachtel for the first time ever. Using VCS3 live electronics and environmental sounds, Alvin Curran created a hypnotic and meditative transcendency of minimalist beauty. Limited deluxe vinyl LP edition." - FE. "The two works presented here are seminal pieces of two genres from which a great part of my musical practice springs, and to this day, continues to evolve from. Under The Fig Tree is, in fact, the realization of one monophonic piece contained in my well known early collection of single line melodic compositions entitled Music For Every Occasion. The version I present here was originally made for a performance of trombonist Giancarlo Schiaffini, playing against the recording. It is realized by myself playing a VCS3 (Putney) synthesizer, one of the first in a famous line of portable electronic synthesizers from the early 70s. Notable are electronically produced timbres which approximate acoustic flutes, clarinets, trombones and tubas -- long before the availability of multi-track tape machines, these tracks were recorded on multiple Revox tape recorders and mixed on a custom-made mixer. The Magic Carpet is, remarkably, my first sound installation, long before that phrase came into our daily vocabularies. It was inspired by a project of my dear friend and sculptor Paul Klerr -- an American with Italian-Jewish roots, who lives in Rome. He had this brilliant idea to fill a gallery with steel and gut wires, to which I suggested that he was actually building a fantastic musical instrument which could even be played by the visiting public -- so my intervention in this spontaneous collaboration was to figure out how to amplify this jungle of long steel wires -- which I did with simple contact microphones placed at various connecting points; and further adding a vertical element of sounding glass chimes plus aluminum and brass tubing and occasionally placed metal chimes." -Alvin Curran
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Artist: DI DOMENICO/JIM OROURKE, GIOVANNI
Title: Arco
Format: LP
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $27.00
2016 repress. "Starting with this release (despite the fact that its catalog number numerically precedes ZEITC 017CD), Die Schachtel switches its Zeit Composers series to the vinyl format and begins opening up to international artists besides the usual Italian suspects. This LP features the collaborative effort of Belgium-based composer Giovanni di Domenico (of Italian origins) and avant-everything master Jim ORourke. A long composition for strings and electronics, Arco is a piece for sustained tones and drones, vividly immersive and almost physical. The subtly shifting tones, the way the overtones interact with each other, the evolution of the piece, are all impeccable, much in the vein of acclaimed composers like Catherine Christer Hennix, Éliane Radigue, and David Behrman, although with a "warmer" soul. It explores the antinomy between stillness and movement, building toward a hypnotic (and rewarding) aural experience. In Giovanni di Domenicos words: "Arco is born out of two necessities, strongly interrelated: 1) creating a sonic space where the concept of waiting (patience?) can turn into form, and 2) doing this together with Jim ORourke, a musician who finds in form and its use his true greatness; The structure of the composition is quite simple: it is based on a cell of four repeated notes (the DNA of the piece), forming a melodic/harmonic texture which slowly freezes into suspended, levitating chords, in which the passing of time itself becomes a sort of harmonic extension, and in which the strings and the splendidly rich sonic palette of the electronics fuse into the true essence of Form." Each LP contains a 90x30cm-long tri-folded silver-and-black offset art print designed by Dinamomilano. Edition of 350. Giovanni di Domenico: string score; Jim ORourke: electronics. Ananta Roosens and Benoit Leseure: violins; Nicole Miller and Jef Durdu: violas; Marine Horbaczewski and Jean-Philippe Feiss: cellos." - Die Schachtel.

Artist: DI SCIPIO/JOHN CAGE, AGOSTINO
Title: Musical Sculptures and Other Devices
Format: CD
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $18.00
“A sonic journey into John Cage and surroundings by renowned Italian composer Agostino di Scipio and his talented students. On December 9th, 2012, upon invitation from the Associazione Scarlatti, Agostino di Scipio and his students at the San Pietro a Majella Conservatory gave a performance of a very rare piece -- John Cages Sculptures Musicales. The performance was planned out by Dario Sanfilippo, based on the few annotations left by Cage (which in turn followed an idea Cage took from Marcel Duchamp): the "musical sculptures" are sound blocks shaped by either electronic or acoustic instruments, sound blocks that should stay flat and stable in longer or shorter spans of time -- "constant sounds in a single envelope" -- as Cage wrote. The idea for this particular performance was to build prolonged sound textures separated by silent pauses, of duration roughly proportional to the loudness of the textures. The means to achieve that, however, were rather unstable and precarious in their sonic behavior: they included a self-built analog synth (Stefano Silvestri), a set of recycled mechanical objects and electronic circuits making up a kind of hybrid feedback network (Salvatore Carannante), an intricate computer patch of largely unpredictable -- but not random -- behavior (Dario Sanfilippo) and a "prepared cello" (Chiara Mallozzi). The sounds made with these means, as the piece was performed, are connoted by a tension due to the continuing attempt of the four performers to keep the sound level constant: not an easy task, given the idiosyncrasiescratic sound generation technologies involved, all of which remain critically sensitive to slight internal imperfections (e.g. Stefanos synth) or to the events in the surrounding environment (e.g. Salvatores recycled feedback devices), and given that the four performers were sitting far from one another, at the four angles of a large cave (at the St. Elmo castle, in Naples). What is peculiar, upon listening, is this uncertain stasis, this insecure and dynamic balance among components, a local instability contrasting with the larger framework consisting of few monolithic elements. Its always the case, with Cages work, that what seems to suggest a rather contemplative and ecstatic perspective, in actuality requires an incessant struggle, a demanding commitment and an enduring care for actions pursued in the moment. Also features other compositions from Stefano Silvestri and Salvatore Carannante, as well as a piece from Dario Sanfilippo.” - Die Schachtel.

Artist: ENSEMBLE DISSONANZEN
Title: Dissonanzen
Format: 5 CD Box
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $50.00
"When the Ensemble Dissonanzen asked Die Schachtel in 2013 to publish a massive retrospective edition of some of their most representative works to celebrate their 20th anniversary, the label knew it would be a challenge. They were -- and still are -- quite conscious of the fact that the work of an all-acoustic New Music ensemble with a heavy dose of improvisation may appear out of place within the more electronic/experimental Die Schachtel catalog, but then they listened to the music -- and all of a sudden they were glad to embark on the operation. Dissonanzen, born in Naples in 1993, is one of the most reputed and internationally-acclaimed Italian New Music ensembles. They have always carried out important work on the modern and contemporary repertoire, performing pieces by composers such as Berio, Cage, Crumb, Dallapiccola, Feldman, Henze, Ives, Kagel, Maderna, Petrassi, Rzewski, Scelsi and Stockhausen, to name a few. They regularly collaborate with many musicians, composers and artists within the framework of the concert series of the Associazione Dissonanzen. The recordings contained in this 5CD box set, curated by Ciro Longobardi and Tommaso Rossi, present the most important steps in their life, covering a period of about six years (from 2003 to 2009) and shedding a significant light on their relationship with improvisation, which spans over a wide variety of productions, from repertoire to sheer improvisation to multimedia projects (as in the case of the "post-scoring" of the Man Ray movies). The close working relationship between the players, and the emphasis placed on extremely subtle investigations of their instruments, makes these recordings an invaluable document of the life of one of the most creative musical experiences emerging from Italy, as well as an immersive and rewarding listening experience. From the liner notes: "The aesthetical key of our work consists in the meeting of different personalities, coming from diverse musical trajectories. The Ensemble Dissonanzen has always carried out very serious work on the modern and contemporary written repertoire, while engaging with various possibilities in the area of improvisation. We have always experimented in new directions, also through our collaboration with outstanding guest artists belonging to different musical areas (Cristina Zavalloni, Marc Ribot, Michel Godard, Markus Stockhausen, Adam Rudolph, Alvin Curran, Stefano Scodanibbio, etc.)." - Die Schachtel.

Artist: GIOMI, FRANCESCO
Title: Con Brio - Musica Acusmatica
Format:
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $18.00
“Francesco Giomi is one of the most active Italian composers in the field of acousmatic music. Over the years, he has also collaborated as sound director and live performer with Luciano Berio and other important composers and directors, as well as Italian and international orchestras and ensembles. He has conducted the live electronics group Tempo Reale (the musical research center established by Berio) in theaters and festivals all over the world. He teaches Electronic Music at the Music Conservatory of Bologna and he is currently the director of Tempo Reale. This CD is the premiere publication of his acousmatc works, spanning from 1994 to 2011.” - Die Schactel.

Artist: GROSSI, PIETRO
Title: Combinatoria
Format: Double CD
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $25.00
"A comprehensive guide to the core recordings of one of the most visionary and inspiring, subversive and radical musicians from Italy, this 2CD box deluxe edition captures Pietro Grossis original vision, presenting a wide selection of his studio early recordings, beautifully remastered to preserve the enduring quality. Pietro Grossi used to playfully define himself as pigro (trans. "lazy"), but he wasnt lazy at all! Few musicians have been working everyday at such a cracking pace, creating, teaching and writing -- and when we listen to his music, we should bear in mind how this complex figure of musician, cellist and composer, and also visual artist, has developed creative thinking in a path where a blend of very different aspects organically cohabited. Since the late 50s, Grossi was convinced of the potential of the "new sound" and was totally obsessed with pioneering it, to the point where he would found the S 2F M (Studio di Fonologia Musicale di Firenze) in 1963 -- which made its headquarters in Florence at the Conservatorio, and then in his apartment -- spending days and nights on end splicing tapes and working with various modified machines to create his abstract soundscapes. The two CDs feature his first analogical electronic music, as well as some S 2F M studio works by colleagues such as Vittorio Gelmetti, Gruppo NPS (with Teresa Rampazzi) and Albert Mayr, while the second disc is focused on the prototype computer-generated sound synthesis." -Die Schachtel

Artist: GROSSI, PIETRO
Title: Musicautomatica
Format: LP
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $30.00
"Minimalist before the Minimalists (Progetto 2/3_1961), pioneer of Computer Music, founder of the Studio of Phonology of Florence, visual artist and hacker ahead of the time This was Pietro Grossi, a larger-than-life Italian and composer who questioned the concept of musical authorship (Collage_1968) the idea of personal artistic expression: A piece is not only a work (of art), but also one of the many works one can freely transform: everything is temporary, everything can change at any time. "Ideas are not personal anymore, they are opened to every solution, everybody could use them (Unicum_1985). The infinite music of Pietro Grossi is published for the first time by DieSchachtel in a limited edition of 300 black vinyl LPs with a deluxe gatefold wallet cover, with metallic design printed on matt silver an red, complete with a custom made transparent inner sleeve, and an exhaustive English/Italian booklet." - Die Schachtel.
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Artist: GRUPPO DI IMPROVVISAZIONE NUOVA CONSONANZA
Title: Azioni
Format: 2CD/DVD
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $50.00
"This deluxe boxed edition presents some of the most compelling improvisations of this extraordinary improv group active in the 60s and featuring such names as Ennio Morricone, Ivan Vandor, Roland Kayn, Franco Evangelisti, Walter Branchi, Mario Bertoncini and John Heineman. Spanning from free-jazz to total abstract noise and wild electronic sounds, these pieces were recorded between 1967 and 1969 are released here for the first time. The enclosed video DVD, shot in a stunning black and white, is a unique document that captures the rehearsal of the thrilling concert that the group gave in Rome in 1967. It features both english and Italian subtitles. The cloth-covered box contains three individual digipak, a 72-pages italian-english booklet and a poster." - Die Schachtel. Incredible collection!
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Artist: GRUPPO DI IMPROVVISAZIONE NUOVA CONSONANZA
Title: Azioni/Reazioni 1967-1969
Format: 5LP BOX/DVD
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $124.00
Standard LP version. Includes five LPs, DVD, and book; Edition of 500. "The year 2007 saw one of the most remarkable findings in the long treasure-hunting history of Die Schachtel: the complete set of recordings of the early manifestation (1967-1969) of one of the most legendary improv group of all time, the Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza. Rescued by the private archives of Walter Branchi, one of the original founding members -- alongside Franco Evangelisti, Ennio Morricone, Ivan Vandor, Roland Kayn, Egisto Macchi, Mario Bertoncini, and John Heineman -- the tapes were then restored in their entirety. Only a part of them were published in a CD-only boxset in an edition of 500, titled Azioni 1967-1969, which also featured a DVD with the original film Nuova Consonanza shot by Theo Gallher during the rehearsal and concert that the group held on March 19th and 20th, 1967, at the Galleria darte Moderna in Rome. Spanning from free-jazz to total abstract noise to wild electronic sounds, their music was -- and remains -- one of the most dynamic, original, and uncompromising expression of a period defined by intense experimentation and musical bravery, anticipating experiments to come in years following. Or, to put it simple, "They were utterly unique," as per the words that John Zorn, who expressively wrote for this edition. To mark the ten-year anniversary of its original release, Die Schachtel present Azioni/Reazioni 1967-1969, the complete cycle of improvisations -- which includes thirteen additional, never before published pieces -- taken from the original tapes. Remastered by Giuseppe Ielasi.

Available in three versions. All versions include a 64-page, sewn-bound, LP-size book in English and Italian, complete with essays, memories shared by the group, a new article by Valentina Bertolani exploring in detail the techniques of the group, a chronology, a collection of original reviews by Maurizio Farina, and a set of unpublished black-and-white photos of the group playing in Venices Teatro Della Fenice in 1968, taken from the archives of the Venice Biennale. All versions also include a DVD (PAL 5.1 audio - region free) with the original film Nuova Consonanza shot by Theo Gallher." - Die Schachtel.

Artist: GRUPPO DI IMPROVVISAZIONE NUOVA CONSONANZA
Title: Azioni/Reazioni 1967-1969
Format: 4CD/DVD BOX
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $69.00
"The year 2007 saw one of the most remarkable findings in the long treasure-hunting history of Die Schachtel: the complete set of recordings of the early manifestation (1967-1969) of one of the most legendary improv group of all time, the Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza. Rescued by the private archives of Walter Branchi, one of the original founding members -- alongside Franco Evangelisti, Ennio Morricone, Ivan Vandor, Roland Kayn, Egisto Macchi, Mario Bertoncini, and John Heineman -- the tapes were then restored in their entirety. Only a part of them were published in a CD-only boxset in an edition of 500, titled Azioni 1967-1969, which also featured a DVD with the original film Nuova Consonanza shot by Theo Gallher during the rehearsal and concert that the group held on March 19th and 20th, 1967, at the Galleria darte Moderna in Rome. Spanning from free-jazz to total abstract noise to wild electronic sounds, their music was -- and remains -- one of the most dynamic, original, and uncompromising expression of a period defined by intense experimentation and musical bravery, anticipating experiments to come in years following. Or, to put it simple, "They were utterly unique," as per the words that John Zorn, who expressively wrote for this edition. To mark the ten-year anniversary of its original release, Die Schachtel present Azioni/Reazioni 1967-1969, the complete cycle of improvisations -- which includes thirteen additional, never before published pieces -- taken from the original tapes. Remastered by Giuseppe Ielasi.

Available in three versions. All versions include a 64-page, sewn-bound, LP-size book in English and Italian, complete with essays, memories shared by the group, a new article by Valentina Bertolani exploring in detail the techniques of the group, a chronology, a collection of original reviews by Maurizio Farina, and a set of unpublished black-and-white photos of the group playing in Venices Teatro Della Fenice in 1968, taken from the archives of the Venice Biennale. All versions also include a DVD (PAL 5.1 audio - region free) with the original film Nuova Consonanza shot by Theo Gallher. CD version includes four CDs, DVD, and book -- edition of 300." - Die Schachtel.

Artist: GRUPPO DI IMPROVVISAZIONE NUOVA CONSONANZA
Title: Azioni/Reazioni 1967-1969 (Deluxe Box Set)
Format: 5LP BOX/4CD/DVD
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $199.00
"Deluxe box set version. Includes five LPs, four CDs, DVD, a large poster, and book; Comes in a handmade wooden boxset with rubber and felt motif; One-time pressing of 100. The year 2007 saw one of the most remarkable findings in the long treasure-hunting history of Die Schachtel: the complete set of recordings of the early manifestation (1967-1969) of one of the most legendary improv group of all time, the Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza. Rescued by the private archives of Walter Branchi, one of the original founding members -- alongside Franco Evangelisti, Ennio Morricone, Ivan Vandor, Roland Kayn, Egisto Macchi, Mario Bertoncini, and John Heineman -- the tapes were then restored in their entirety. Only a part of them were published in a CD-only boxset in an edition of 500, titled Azioni 1967-1969, which also featured a DVD with the original film Nuova Consonanza shot by Theo Gallher during the rehearsal and concert that the group held on March 19th and 20th, 1967, at the Galleria darte Moderna in Rome. Spanning from free-jazz to total abstract noise to wild electronic sounds, their music was -- and remains -- one of the most dynamic, original, and uncompromising expression of a period defined by intense experimentation and musical bravery, anticipating experiments to come in years following. Or, to put it simple, "They were utterly unique," as per the words that John Zorn, who expressively wrote for this edition. To mark the ten-year anniversary of its original release, Die Schachtel present Azioni/Reazioni 1967-1969, the complete cycle of improvisations -- which includes thirteen additional, never before published pieces -- taken from the original tapes. Remastered by Giuseppe Ielasi.

Available in three versions. All versions include a 64-page, sewn-bound, LP-size book in English and Italian, complete with essays, memories shared by the group, a new article by Valentina Bertolani exploring in detail the techniques of the group, a chronology, a collection of original reviews by Maurizio Farina, and a set of unpublished black-and-white photos of the group playing in Venices Teatro Della Fenice in 1968, taken from the archives of the Venice Biennale. All versions also include a DVD (PAL 5.1 audio - region free) with the original film Nuova Consonanza shot by Theo Gallher." - Die Schachtel.

Artist: GRUPPO NPS
Title: Nuove Proposte Sonore 1965-1972
Format: LP
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $31.00
"The NPS -- Nuove Proposte Sonore (trans. "New Sound Proposals") group was founded in Padua (Italy) in 1964 by the composer Teresa Rampazzi, together with the visual artist Ennio Chiggio. Working with analogical devices, they produced some of the most compelling electronic music of the period, and they soon became one of the most reputed electronic music centers in Italy, together with the S 2 FM by Pietro Grossi in Florence and the SMET by Enore Zaffiri in Turin. With the departure of Chiggio, the years 1969-1970 transformed it into a female-only collective (Teresa Rampazzi, Serenella Marega and Patrizia Gracis). The two periods were characterized by different instrumentation, and it is surprising how they were able to achieve great results with some simple means -- at least in the beginning. In the first period, they used a couple of two-track tape recorders (Sony 777 and Sony 521), an EICO low-frequency generator, a radio station to produce long wavelength frequencies, a mixer, an oscillator, a Revox, and a self-built loudspeaker. They had to use the stairwell as an echo chamber. In the second one, when the studio was more established, they had six manually-controlled oscillators as well as six modulated ones, a white noise generator, an octave-band filter and a variable one, an amplitude modulator, a noteswitch, a reverb, a 10-channel mixer, a unit for audio signal routing, four tape recorders, a stereo sound system and a frequency meter (during the last years they also bought a 2500 ARP synthesizer). This deluxe edition presents the groups compositions for the first time ever. The LP comes in a silver-foil design, including a booklet in Italian and English in an edition of 300 copies." - Die Schachtel.
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Artist: GRUPPO NPS
Title: Nuove Proposte Sonore 1965-1972
Format: CD Box Set
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $21.00
"The NPS -- Nuove Proposte Sonore (trans. "New Sound Proposals") group was founded in Padua (Italy) in 1964 by the composer Teresa Rampazzi, together with the visual artist Ennio Chiggio. Working with analogical devices, they produced some of the most compelling electronic music of the period, and they soon became one of the most reputed electronic music centers in Italy, together with the S 2 FM by Pietro Grossi in Florence and the SMET by Enore Zaffiri in Turin. With the departure of Chiggio, the years 1969-1970 transformed it into a female-only collective (Teresa Rampazzi, Serenella Marega and Patrizia Gracis). The two periods were characterized by different instrumentation, and it is surprising how they were able to achieve great results with some simple means -- at least in the beginning. In the first period, they used a couple of two-track tape recorders (Sony 777 and Sony 521), an EICO low-frequency generator, a radio station to produce long wavelength frequencies, a mixer, an oscillator, a Revox, and a self-built loudspeaker. They had to use the stairwell as an echo chamber. In the second one, when the studio was more established, they had six manually-controlled oscillators as well as six modulated ones, a white noise generator, an octave-band filter and a variable one, an amplitude modulator, a noteswitch, a reverb, a 10-channel mixer, a unit for audio signal routing, four tape recorders, a stereo sound system and a frequency meter (during the last years they also bought a 2500 ARP synthesizer). This deluxe edition presents the groups compositions for the first time ever. The CD box comes in a silver-foil design, complete with a 36-page booklet in Italian and English." -Die Schachtel

Artist: GUACCERO, DOMENICO
Title: Rot (1971-73)
Format: LP
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $31.00
With Electronica Viva members Alvin Curran, M. Hirayama, W. Branchi. "Die Schachtel is proud to present two brand new releases, both dedicated to Domenico Guaccero, an important Italian composer/musician of the 60s, very active in the fields of avant garde, electronic and aleatory music. The "ROT" LP edition is the 4th in the "metallic" series, dedicated to the masters of Italian electronic music, and it will soon be followed by a great and unpublished work by Marino Zuccheri. With the great Alvin Curran at the synth, "ROT" is a lost gem of raw musical power, one of the most exciting pieces of electroacoustic music around." "This provocative and very advanced multi-media work, was conceived from the beginning to include purely notated music, improvised music, and recorded music on tape which the composer could manipulate, redesign and remix (long before that concept existed) and create yet another layer, or sonic strata with those sounds." (Alvin Curran). "The electroacoustic parts of Rot are now available for the first time ever in a limited vinyl LP edition (350 copies), with a gatefold wallet cover, silver foil design on silver, diecut letters, custom inner sleeve and a 4-page booklet in English and Italian. The second piece on the LP (CMPSZN 2), for eight treated pianos, is a powerful and mesmerizing concrete/electroacoustic piece that takes to the limits the sonic possibilities of the instrument, but still remaining musical and highly enjoyable." - Die Schachtel. Another amazing production from Die Schachtel.
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Artist: HENNIX, CATHERINE CHRISTER
Title: The Electric Harpsichord
Format: CD/Book
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $21.00
"2nd pressing with new lower pricing. After the limited art edition quickly sold out, The Electric Harpsichord is now reprinted -- in its complete form -- in a new elegant white boxed edition. Known to the very few, The Electric Harpsichord is possibly THE obscure masterpiece of early American minimalism. Recorded live in 1976 after many years of study under the guidance of Pandit Pran Nath and La Monte Young, it has finally found the perfect home in the Die Schachtel catalog, now in an elegant white boxed 56-page book+CD edition, that gives the work the space and merit it deserves as a unique work of art, complete with two poems by La Monte Young especially written for this edition, and an extensive essay by Henry Flynt. An improvisation performed on just intonation-tuned keyboards put through time-lag accumulators similar to those used by Terry Riley, Hennix has produced one of the most remarkable pieces of music to emerge from the La Monte Young school of minimalism. A Sweden-born composer, who studied in the tradition of Xenakis and Stockhausen in the 1960s, Hennix met La Monte Young and Hindustani raga master Pandit Pran Nath at the Nuits du Fondation Maeght festival in 1970, and pursued studies with both men during the 1970s. While the use of the time-lag in Rileys works such as "A Rainbow In Curved Air" results in an experience of blissful, focused, samadhi-like calm, Hennixs drone work has more in common with the chaotic fluxes of psychedelic experience or the mandalas of Tibetan Buddhism. This is a moving eternity, a pulsating, shifting-something like a raga perhaps, insofar as a raga is a specific deity invoked into sound, fluttering inside the matrix of the drone. Catherine Christer Hennix: keyboard and custom sine wave generators. Recorded live at Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden. Mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi." - Die Schachtel.
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Artist: INSIEMEMUSICADIVERSA
Title:
Format: CD Box Set
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $24.00
"Another remarkable package from the jet-setting Die Schachtel label." - FE. "Much more than just a CD, this edition encapsulates the true spirit of Die Schachtel. It really is a box full of surprises; a journey into the sound of a unique group and the mind of a genius composer. The white industrial cardboard box includes an audio CD, a 12-page booklet, five graphical scores plus Roulette, a clock-like gadget originally used as the score of the aleatory composition with the same title. The music on the CD includes the digitally re-mastered edition of their only (and impossible to find) LP, privately pressed in 1977, plus two previously unreleased long compositions, for more than an hour of a great musical experience. About: Insiememusicadiversa (Different Collective Music): A remote part of the world staged the hidden and extraordinary musical utopia of Insiememusicadiversa, an experience of collective music that devoured and assimilated the seeds of the musical avant-garde of the second half of the twentieth century, mixing Cage and Cardew, DIY aesthetics and free jazz, fluxus and electronic/concrete music, nihilism and mal de vivre. Founded in Umbria (a region of central Italy) in the early 70s by Terzilio Mancinelli, creative genius and visionary composer, Insiememusicadiversa was the representation of Sound as a way of living, as a devouring obsession, a breathing and pulsating paradigm. Its a lucid delirium in which every single sound was -- surprisingly -- rigorously determined (each composition is annotated with mind-blowing graphical scores). Insiememusicadiversa was looking for collective music, often played with self-built or invented electronic instruments, including in its timbre-filled landscape the remains and debris of music shattered into tiny fragments." - Die Schachtel.
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Artist: KALENDAREV, YURI
Title: Sound Sculptures
Format: CD
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
"Bronze silkscreened custom designed heavy natural cardboard digipak, complete with booklet in Italian and English. 300 hand-numbered copies. Yuri Kalendarev belongs to the generation of Russian underground non-conformist artists -- the dissidents of the 70s. He has been working for 30 years with different media such as granite sculpture, land art and light. He came upon the sonic possibilities of his work while exploring the intersection of sculpture and sound vibrations. His Sound Plates are forged with hammers and fire out of acoustic bronze compounds. They are designed to generate a large range of frequency oscillations, from massive low-frequency drones to deep percussive sounds that allow multiple interactions with the listeners inner being. In redefining the concept of sculpture in pure sound terms, the work of Yuri Kalendarev aims to explore a new aural experience beyond the act of listening, an investigation into the realm of pure acoustics. The performances captured on this CD represent the crystallization of the physicality of Kalendarevs sound sculptures, his attitude to rhythm, and his ability to create an atmosphere of deep concentration, silent communion, and mystery." -Die Schachtel
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Artist: KUBISCH, CHRISTINA
Title: On Air
Format: CD
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $18.00
"A spectacular all-transparent Audio/multimedia CD (a reprint of the 1984 cassette-only private release). A final and comprehensive document on the series of installations named On Air or Magnetic Air which C. Kubisch exhibited in Italy and Europe from 1982 to 1986. The relationship between specific locations and electronic music was explored through the use of magnetic induction cables and special earphones. Twenty years later, On Air has remained a fascinating listening experience, and represents a unique illustration of the artistic integration of sound and vision. The interactive section provides a virtual journey through the spectacular 1984 installation created for the medieval town of Gargonza in Tuscany, complete with 1 hour of music and a 15-minute video plus photos, a Bio, info and scores." - Die Schachtel. Enhanced CD; Audio and Interactive tracks. + 15 .MPG Video for PC/MAC.

Artist: KUBISCH, CHRISTINA
Title: On Air
Format: LP
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $125.00
"99 pieces limited edition -- clear vinyl with no label -- multiple of the same title (On Air), contained in a special transparent/opaline sleeve, each individually hand drawn by the author herself. Contains a piece of the original wire used for the Gargonza installation in 1984, signed by the author." -Die Schachtel. "Same track listing as the CD , but a very special art-version for the serious Kubisch collector, well done." - FE.
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Artist: LOVISONI/FRANCESCO MESSINA, RAUL
Title: Prati Bagnati del Monte Analogo
Format: CD
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $21.00
"Originally published in 1979 by the legendary Gianni Sassis Cramps Records label as part of a series curated by Franco Battiato, the long-awaited Prati Bagnati del Monte Analogo is finally made available by Die Schachtel in a repackaged deluxe edition, fully remastered (by Giuseppe Ielasi) from the original Cramps tapes, and complete with three extra tracks (in the CD edition) dug from Francesco Messinas archives. Produced by Franco Battiato, the breathtaking oeuvre of Francesco Messina and Raul Lovisoni is openly inspired by the unfinished metaphysical novel Le Mont Analogue, by the French writer René Daumal, who had been for many years a student of the teachings of the enigmatic Armenian Georges Ivanovich Gurdjieff. The reference to Gurdjieff is important in order to frame this work in its own context, because at that time the great Greek-Armenian mystic was beginning to exert a large influence into the diverse and stimulating artistic environment that for many years developed around Battiato, which included, among the others, Juri Camisasca, Francesco Messina and Giusto Pio. Battiatos entourage was characterized by a deep desire of spirituality that would not adhere to a particular faith, but rather involved a full opening of the mind and body. This spiritual quest, that one can hear shining through the music, was something intimate and personal and it never became the expression of religious extremists looking forward to life in another world. Similarly, Prati Bagnati del Monte Analogo is a stage of that journey that the artists developed independently, yet with a constant tension of the spirit resulting from years of readings and reflections shared with others. The music on this album is an exact compendium of such an intimate journey: drones and overtones, repetitive patterns, a deep, meditative feel, and space atmospheres. "Writing this on a Sunday afternoon during breaks taken from restoring two zithers from the late 19th century. I love the instruments not only for their beautiful craftsmanship and sound, but for what theyve seen, the stories in which theyve played a part, and the journey that brought them to me. Francesco Messina and Raul Lovisonis Prati Bagnati del Monte Analogo is playing on a loop as so many times in the past, coloring the space I inhabit with its glowing overtones, spreading its majestic quietness. Taking as a starting point an unfinished utopian novel, written by French pataphysician René Daumal, in which is described the ascension of a mountain connecting Earth and Heaven, the three compositions take us on a journey through the rich green pastures of Mount Analogue, occasionally pausing beneath veils of light, only to stride determinedly onwards, to the realms of an ancient wind deity. At some point during this incursion, you may find yourself in a landscape set out by John Cage, witnessing Vainqueur, Substance and Resilient as children chanting their vocoded chants, or else enter a false portal planting you in Anthony Moores cloud and ballroom. While the subject matter is esoteric and the music makes no attempt to conceal this fact, its time we released these haunting pieces from the demesne of obscurity. Messina and Lovisoni have created a work of radiant beauty, oneiric states waiting to be explored, to lose ourselves in." -Stephan Mathieu, from the liner notes.

Artist: LOVISONI/FRANCESCO MESSINA, RAUL
Title: Prati Bagnati del Monte Analogo
Format: LP
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $27.00
2015 repress. "Originally published in 1979 by the legendary Gianni Sassis Cramps Records label as part of a series curated by Franco Battiato, the long-awaited Prati Bagnati del Monte Analogo is finally made available by Die Schachtel in a repackaged deluxe edition, fully remastered (by Giuseppe Ielasi) from the original Cramps tapes, and complete with three extra tracks (in the CD edition) dug from Francesco Messinas archives. Produced by Franco Battiato, the breathtaking oeuvre of Francesco Messina and Raul Lovisoni is openly inspired by the unfinished metaphysical novel Le Mont Analogue, by the French writer René Daumal, who had been for many years a student of the teachings of the enigmatic Armenian Georges Ivanovich Gurdjieff. The reference to Gurdjieff is important in order to frame this work in its own context, because at that time the great Greek-Armenian mystic was beginning to exert a large influence into the diverse and stimulating artistic environment that for many years developed around Battiato, which included, among the others, Juri Camisasca, Francesco Messina and Giusto Pio. Battiatos entourage was characterized by a deep desire of spirituality that would not adhere to a particular faith, but rather involved a full opening of the mind and body. This spiritual quest, that one can hear shining through the music, was something intimate and personal and it never became the expression of religious extremists looking forward to life in another world. Similarly, Prati Bagnati del Monte Analogo is a stage of that journey that the artists developed independently, yet with a constant tension of the spirit resulting from years of readings and reflections shared with others. The music on this album is an exact compendium of such an intimate journey: drones and overtones, repetitive patterns, a deep, meditative feel, and space atmospheres." - Die Schachtel.

"Writing this on a Sunday afternoon during breaks taken from restoring two zithers from the late 19th century. I love the instruments not only for their beautiful craftsmanship and sound, but for what theyve seen, the stories in which theyve played a part, and the journey that brought them to me. Francesco Messina and Raul Lovisonis Prati Bagnati del Monte Analogo is playing on a loop as so many times in the past, coloring the space I inhabit with its glowing overtones, spreading its majestic quietness. Taking as a starting point an unfinished utopian novel, written by French pataphysician René Daumal, in which is described the ascension of a mountain connecting Earth and Heaven, the three compositions take us on a journey through the rich green pastures of Mount Analogue, occasionally pausing beneath veils of light, only to stride determinedly onwards, to the realms of an ancient wind deity. At some point during this incursion, you may find yourself in a landscape set out by John Cage, witnessing Vainqueur, Substance and Resilient as children chanting their vocoded chants, or else enter a false portal planting you in Anthony Moores cloud and ballroom. While the subject matter is esoteric and the music makes no attempt to conceal this fact, its time we released these haunting pieces from the demesne of obscurity. Messina and Lovisoni have created a work of radiant beauty, oneiric states waiting to be explored, to lose ourselves in." -Stephan Mathieu, from the liner notes.

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Artist: NAUMAN, BRUCE
Title: Soundtrack From First Violin Film
Format: LP
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $999.99
"Die Schachtel present a really unique edition, which they are not afraid to call the jewel in the crown of their celebrated Art Series, devoted to the most uncompromising expressions of sound and contemporary art: the repressing on vinyl LP of the 1969 lost recordings Soundtrack From First Violin Film by the world famous conceptual artist Bruce Nauman, in a limited (100 copies) art multiple, individually numbered and signed by Bruce Nauman and hosted in a stunning custom-designed and handmade yellow-glo perspex case. A copy of the record is already in the collections of both the Whitney Museum of American Art and the British Library and may be soon in the MOMAs too. Bruce Nauman is considered one of the most influential contemporary artists today, having created numerous genre-defining works through the exploration of the body and language, as well as performance over the past 50 years. His innovative and provocative ideas are expressed in a wide range of media and materials, which makes it difficult to categorize his work as inhabiting a single style. Even throughout his sixties, he has continued to work primarily in sculpture and video, exploring language and the physical body with unusual themes based on animal and human body parts. Limited black vinyl edition of 100 numbered copies Individually hand-signed by Bruce Nauman. High-quality pressing on black vinyl. Outer slipcase made with high-quality yellow-glo Perspex with laser-etched typography. Sleeve printed on heavy cardboard with a stocastic raster, to preserve the quality of the original video still. Each cover individually hand signed and numbered by Bruce Nauman. Insert with original text by Jay Sanders, curator of Whitney Museum of American Art. Shipped in a custom-made protective package to avoid any possible damage." - Die Schachtel.

Artist: NIBLOCK, PHILL
Title: Six Films (1966-1969)
Format: DVD
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $27.00
"Die Schachtel in collaboration with O artspace proudly presents a deluxe DVD featuring six experimental films by New York-based composer, photographer and filmmaker Phill Niblock from the late-1960s. Anybody familiar with Niblock would probably characterize his work by the sound of his long, sonorous drones, producing rich overtones usually combined with a visual element -- since before moving into composition, Niblock was an active photographer and filmmaker. While he usually is known for his films from the Movement Of People Working series alongside performances of his music, Niblocks early works stand apart as unique objects. The integrity and consistency of his style is fully on display in these seldomly-seen or screened 16mm sound films wonders that include: Morning (1966-1969) from an idea by Phill Niblock and Jean Claude Van Itallie, filmed by PN, text by Lee Worley and Michael Corner, with members of the Open Theater group. Starring Lee Worley, James Barbosa, Cynthis Harris, Sharon Gans, Joseph Chaikin; text read by Lee Worley, James Barbosa, Barbara Porte, Dorothy Lyman, Michael Corner. Black & white 16mm film. The Magic Sun (1966-1968) with members of the Sun Ra Arkestra, music by Sun Ra and the Arkestra. Filmed on high-contrast black & white 16mm film. Dog Track (1969) -- a film by Phill Niblock, with a found text read by Barbara Porte. Color 16mm film. Annie (1968) -- a portrait of the dancer Ann Danoff, with a sound collage soundtrack. Color 16mm film. Max (1966-19) -- an image collage film/portrait of percussionist/sound-artist Max Neuhaus, with a collage soundtrack by Max Neuhaus. Black & white 16mm film. Raoul (1968-1969) -- a portrait of the painter Raoul Middleman, with extensive use of time-lapse film technique. The soundtrack is improvised by Raoul Middleman and Phill Niblock. Color 16mm film. Limited edition of 500 copies. NTSC, all-region DVD, stereo, 4:3 format. Run-time: 65 minutes." -Die Schachtel

Artist: PETRONELLA, ANGELO
Title: Sintesi da un Diario
Format: CD
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $17.50
"Angelo Petronella has been working as a composer and sound artist for many years, and has developed a very personal vision on the narrative qualities of acousmatics, which he pursues with millimetric precision and obsessive passion. In Sintesi da un Diario (Abstract from a Diary), he has created a rich and complex soundscape made of distant and future memories, imaginary places and countless possible stories." - Die Schachtel.

Artist: PRIMA MATERIA
Title: s/t
Format: Double LP Box
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $58.00
“This deluxe double-LP box set commemorates the tenth anniversary of Die Schactels 2005 CD reissue of Prima Materias La Coda della Tigre/Tail of the Tiger, and marks the first vinyl edition of the album since its original 1977 release. La Coda della Tigre/Tail of the Tiger is a totally immersive listening experience and a true testament to the power and range of the human voice in all its harmonic splendor. Originally issued in 1977 by the Italian Ananda label, run by Prima Materia founder Roberto Laneri with Alvin Curran and Giacinto Scelsi, La Coda Della Tigre/Tail of the Tiger is a long, dense, trance-inducing drone of sustained notes, rich with overtones and harmonic embellishments and coming from a space so vast and unexplored that it evokes a non-human, almost ethereal nature. Every molecule of that sound was produced using only the most original and archaic of instruments, the human voice. The musicians of Prima Materia -- founded by Laneri in San Diego in 1973 -- individually researched and developed unusual vocal techniques (originally used in Tantric rituals in North India, Mongolia, and Tibet) based on the use of overtones coupled with a special state of inner concentration, which was the essential condition for both the emission and control of long, sustained, and complex vocal sounds. Their capacity to sustain a note for what seems an eternity and to continue to provide endless variations generates a continuous and sustained drone of sound in which the overtones are clearly perceived. La Coda della Tigre/Tail of the Tiger disappeared soon after its original release, acquiring an almost legendary status among collectors and lovers of experimental music in the decades since. Die Schachtel recovered the original tapes and, in 2005, released the limited CD The Tail of the Tiger, which went out of print itself in a few months. This box set includes the first vinyl reissue of La Coda della Tigre/Tail of the Tiger, plus an LP containing a stunning recording of a 1974 live performance in Cologne, Germany; both LPs are high-quality records pressed in Germany, and are presented in custom coated paper inner sleeves bearing original photos printed in silver ink. The set also includes a four-page explanatory booklet and a 16-page mandala booklet designed by Dinamomilano and inspired by the groups references and philosophy. Limited edition of 300.” - Die Schachtel.

Artist: PRIMA MATERIA
Title: The Tail Of The Tiger
Format: CD
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $22.00
"As is the case with La Monte Youngs Theater of Eternal Music, David Hykes Harmonic Choir and Pauline Oliveross Deep Listening Band, Roberto Laneri has had a life long penchant for the droning mysteriosa of the Sound Current and with the Prima Materia ensemble he has expressed it in a disciplined, expansive and singular way" - Terry Riley, 2005. "In 1977 an obscure Italian private label issued a record that sounded like it came from outer space. A long and dense trance-inducing drone of sustained notes, rich with overtones and harmonic embellishments, coming from a space so vast and unexplored that seemed almost of non-human, even electronic nature. Paradoxically, each and any molecule of that sound was produced using only the most original and archaic instrument, the human voice. The name of the group was Prima Materia (First Matter), a project that took shape in 1973 in San Diego, and the record The Tail of the Tiger was issued by the Ananda label, owned by Roberto Laneri, Alvin Curran and Giacinto Scelsi. The record soon disappeared and over the became almost a legend among collectors and experimental music lovers. The musicians of the group Prima Materia individually researched and developed unusual vocal techniques (originally used in Tantric rituals in North India, Mongolia and Tibet), based upon the use of overtones coupled with a special state of inner concentration, which was the essential condition for both the emission and control of long-sustained and complex vocal sounds. Their capacity to sustain a note for what seems an eternity, and then continue to provide endless variations generates a continuous and sustained drone of sound, in which the overtones are clearly perceived. This unique compact disk presents the complete Tail of the tiger recordings in a digitally remastered version, including two live concerts held in 1974 in Berlin and in 1976 in Rome. A totally fascinating journey into the realm of pure sound. Deluxe digipak CD, complete with a 8-page informative booklet plus an astounding 16-page exploration of visual overtones printed on transparent paper in full color." - Die Schachtel. Very Highly Recommended!!!
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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: 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: SACCHI, FRANCA
Title: En
Format: LP
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $28.00
"One of the very few female composer of early electronic music, Franca Sacchi studied at the famous RAI Studio of Fonologia in Milan in the 60s, and developed the En-static principle which included improvisation, electronic music, ritual, performance, teaching and meditation. Extremely reserved and enigmatic, Franca Sacchi has devoted her entire life to music, dance and yoga; she has been active as a conceptual artist too, and her work was also included in the notorious Broken Music exhibition. Throughout the years, she has carried on a complex multi-disciplinary research in a quest for the integration of music with other artistic expressions while at the same time radically questioning the concept of music making. Her electronic music focuses mainly on sound, which is treated as raw material and endlessly explored. Sacchis free concept of duration and deep emotional feel brings her closer to Eliane Radigue and La Monte Young, especially for the long and sustained tones which are suddenly turned into pulsations and gritty sound textures. This LP record presents her first attempts in the field of electronic and concrete music, from the late 60 to 1972." - Die Schachtel. An incredible production, as always, from this label. "Regular" edition of 300.
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Artist: SACCHI, FRANCA
Title: En
Format: LP Box Set
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $175.00
"One of the very few female composer of early electronic music, Franca Sacchi studied at the famous RAI Studio of Fonologia in Milan in the 60s, and developed the En-static principle which included improvisation, electronic music, ritual, performance, teaching and meditation. Extremely reserved and enigmatic, Franca Sacchi has devoted her entire life to music, dance and yoga; she has been active as a conceptual artist too, and her work was also included in the notorious Broken Music exhibition. Throughout the years, she has carried on a complex multi-disciplinary research in a quest for the integration of music with other artistic expressions while at the same time radically questioning the concept of music making. Her electronic music focuses mainly on sound, which is treated as raw material and endlessly explored. Sacchis free concept of duration and deep emotional feel brings her closer to Eliane Radigue and La Monte Young, especially for the long and sustained tones which are suddenly turned into pulsations and gritty sound textures. This LP record presents her first attempts in the field of electronic and concrete music, from the late 60s to 1972." - Die Schachtel. Special artists edition limited to 60 copies in a gold leaf wooden box, individually hand drawn, signed and numbered by the artist. Amazing!
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Artist: SACCHI, FRANCA
Title: En
Format: CD Box Set
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $21.00
"One of the very few female composers of early electronic music, Franca Sacchi studied at the well-known RAI Studio of Fonologia in Milan in the 60s. She developed the "En-static" principle, which included improvisation, electronic music, ritual, performance, teaching and meditation. Her music focuses mainly on sound, which is treated as raw material and endlessly explored. Sacchis free concept of duration and deep emotional feeling brings her closer to Eliane Radigue and La Monte Young, especially for the long and sustained tones which are suddenly turned into pulsations and gritty sound textures. Her work was also included in the seminal Broken Music exhibition in Berlin. Originally published by Die Schachtel as a limited edition LP, this lavish, golden CD box + booklet presents her best works in the field of electronic and concrete music from the late 60s to 1972, in a fully remastered edition. CD box (digipack deluxe) in a gold-foil design, complete with a 12-page booklet in Italian and English. Limited edition of 500 copies." -Die Schachtel

Artist: TRAVERSA, MARTINO
Title: Critical_Path
Format: CD
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $18.00
"Martino Traversa is a very well-known Italian composer who studied at Salzburgs Mozarteum, at the CCRMA at Stanford University and with Luigi Nono from 1987 to 1989. Critical_Path presents for the first time ever a selection of his electronic music works, composed between 2000 and 2008. Besides being a prolific composer, Martino is a very active cultural promoter: he founded the Ensemble Edgard Varèse in 1990, with Luigi Nonos support; in 1991 he launched "Traiettorie," a highly-reputed international festival of modern and contemporary music in Parma, where he is also Professor of Music at the University. He recently established the Casa del Suono in Parma, a place entirely devoted to new music events. The most important piece on this CD is undoubtedly "Variations Upon A Labyrinth" (2000), prompted by two of the most significant personalities of Italian avant-garde, the poet Edoardo Sanguineti and the composer Luciano Berio. The piece is in fact based on the "Laborintus" text by Edoardo Sanguineti, read by the poet himself, whose voice is electronically treated by the composer, becoming a sort of maze of sound and meaning. "NGC 253" (2007) is a sort of virtual sound sculpture realized for the outstanding "Sonic Chandelier" installed in the Casa del Suono. The Chandelier consists of 228 speakers precisely distributing sounds in the area below the installation, giving the listeners the feeling that the sound is coming from invisible sources moving just above and around their heads. This site-specific works main constituent is anything else but 253 milliseconds of noise, taken from an old vinyl recording that undergoes a subtle transformation, evolving and wandering in different time and spatial dimensions, but always following a spiral pattern, falling from the top to the bottom of the acoustic space as a sort of "quantistic rain of sounds." This is not the only composition inspired by a specific site: "Coming To The Temple Of Asclepion" was composed after a visit to the ancient temple situated on top of one of the hills of the Greek island of Kos, where the surrounding sounds are greatly evocative: waves breaking on the rocks and the shrill of cicadas in a landscape made mainly of blue sky. Taking inspiration from these sounds (and far from any New-Ageish reference), the composition is a sort of programmed crescendo that builds up to a drama: a high level of noise is followed by a sudden, immense silence. What remains is the image of the "écume des mer" that climbs up the hill, bringing with it the voices of the thousands of men and women that lived there, just to make us remember once again the fragility of the human existence. Last but not least, "Critical_Path" is a composition that once again starts from natural sounds, like wind and water, and the sound of traditional instruments like the piano, and aims to explore the intrinsic properties of the nature of each sound, in order to define a specific abstract reference model. It is realized through a sound-generation engine based on a new type of synthesis and sound models. The new sounds are multiform, almost protean, as different structures and reference models coming from different sounds co-exist within them. A great "electronic" premiere for a composer definitely worth exploring." -Die Schachtel.

Artist: V/A
Title: E1
Format: 5LP Box
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $275.00
"The newest Die Schachtel edition, a deluxe box (with metallic design printed on matte silver) that contains all the Die Schachtel long sold-out LP releases! The metallic series was the starting point of all the Die Schachtel editions: this series on limited LP is mainly dedicated to the documentation of the archival and unreleased material from the most interesting (and often unknown) names of both the electronic avant-garde music and the sound-art scene, of the period 1960-1980. This special boxed edition has been created in order to give the opportunity to those who missed the now-rare original editions to be able to find them now, even if in a very limited edition of 40 copies only, in a luxury box-set edition that actually includes the original first 5 LPs (containing all the inserts, booklets, etc.) issued for the silver series." Includes Musicautomatica by Pietro Grossi, Musica Reticolare by Enore Zaffiri, En by Franca Sacchi, Rot by Domenico Guaccero, & Parete 1967 by Marino Zuccheri. -Die Schachtel
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Artist: V/A
Title: Musica Improvvisa
Format: 10CD Box+DVD
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $80.00
"Musica Improvvisa is a cutting-edge project of multi-sensorial improvisation, an open dialogue among different musical experiences, narratives and aesthetics that charters the unexplored soundscape of the telluric territory of the new improvised music from Italy. Ten groups that span from the South to the North of Italy, from the well-known to the totally obscure, whose music goes from a harsh assault to the ear to a visionary post-electronic/post-everything free-form structure. The brilliant outcome has been lovingly packaged by Die Schachtel in a deluxe box featuring 10 full-length CD albums in a series of painstakingly-designed individual CD/LP sleeves, plus an additional DVD of visual scores to accompany CD4 PLUS a 24-page booklet AND a poster. DVD format: 16:9, PAL, region free, Stereo 2.0, Surround 5.1, total time: 45 minutes. Artists include: A Spirale, Amp 2, Amuleto, An Experiment In Navigation, Ligatura, Ossatura, Thau, Tumble, Wintermute, Xubuxue (CD+DVD)." - Die Schachtel.

Artist: V/A
Title: Prix Italia
Format: 6CD Box Set/Book
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $100.00
"Subtitled: The Prix Italia And The Radiophonic Experimentation. Deluxe boxed edition -- 6CD + 400-page book in Italian and English. Edited by Angela Ida De Benedictis and Maddalena Novati. After five years of intense, passionate and sometimes painful work, Die Schachtel (in collaboration with RAI) is proud to announce the release of the long-awaited massive book + 6CD boxed edition dedicated to some of the most compelling Italian radio works which took part in the prestigious Prix Italia, a world-famous contest established by the RAI (the National Italian broadcasting company) in the 50s and still alive today, aimed to award the best and most uncompromising audio-visual works produced throughout the world. The Prix Italia and Radiophonic Experimentation presents seven original radio plays -- some of them previously-unreleased -- which entered the competition from 1961 to 1981, complete with two audio interviews of some of the participants. The works have been taken from the original RAI tapes, carefully restored and impeccably re-mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi, making them a splendid listening experience. The accompanying 400-page book (in Italian and English) features seven essays written by some of the most prominent experts in this field, plus a long interview with Mr. Sermonti and the complete transcriptions (again both in Italian and English) of all the featured works. Curated with painstaking attention to detail by Angela Ida De Benedictis and Maddalena Novati (authors of the celebrated New Music At The Radio and Nine Oscillators books, both devoted to the RAI Studio di Fonologia), the enclosed book takes advantage of the impeccable English translation by Mr. Mark Weir and the classic design by Dinamomilano, making it an essential reading in understanding in-depth the musical and semiological aspects of these outstanding works, composed and realized by some of the greatest geniuses of modern Italian music. The selection includes works from artists such as Nino Rota, Bruno Maderna, Niccolò Castiglioni, Luciano Berio and Salvatore Sciarrino." -Die Schachtel.

Artist: VACCINA, LINO CAPRA
Title: Antico Adagio
Format: LP
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $27.00
2016 repress. "A reissue of the LP as it was originally issued in 1978. Vaccina had intended for this album to be a double LP, and recorded enough material for one, but it was then trimmed down. The recordings that were cut from the original release are presented on the “Frammenti…” LP released alongside this one.

"One of two LP versions. Includes the first six tracks from Lino "Capra" Vaccinas Antico Adagio (DS 027CD), originally released in 1978. Antico Adagio is an amazing work that anticipated countless others in the field of so-called "new age" and world music, yet remains at the crossroad between those genres and experimental and electronic music. Apart from a few violin parts and the extraordinary vocal lines (sung by Vaccina himself and Juri Camisasca), Antico Adagio is an album fully built on percussion. At the same time, its the farthest thing from the typical idea of percussion. You wont find a single trace of African or primitive beats: instead, this is a collection of rather long, subtle and thoughtful compositions, crafted with vibraphones, marimbas and gong. Together they create a work which will remain unique -- both in Lino Vaccinas discography as well as in a more general sense." - Die Schactel.

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Artist: VACCINA, LINO CAPRA
Title: Antico Adagio
Format: CD
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $21.00
"Before an aberrant idea of progress and workaholic ethic ludicrously sped up our daily lives, even in the hectic city of Milan it was possible to "play slowly" -- with little or no pressure, simply following the path your art was showing you. After a classic artistic beginning and an experimental stint with Aktuala and other brilliant fellow musicians (Franco Battiato, above all), Lino "Capra" Vaccina, near the end of the 70s, recorded Antico Adagio, an amazing work that anticipated countless others in the field of so-called "new age" and world music, yet remains at the crossroad between those genres and experimental and electronic music. Apart from a few violin parts and the extraordinary vocal lines (sung by Vaccina himself and Juri Camisasca), Antico Adagio is an album fully built on percussion. At the same time, its the farthest thing from the typical idea of percussion. You wont find a single trace of African or primitive beats: instead, this is a collection of rather long, subtle and thoughtful compositions, crafted with vibraphones, marimbas and gong. Together they create a work which will remain unique -- both in Lino Vaccinas discography as well as in a more general sense. The edition is comprised of two individual and separate LPs: Antico Adagio (DS 027CD/027-1LP) and Frammenti da Antico Adagio (DS 27CD/027-2LP), which features previously-unreleased material from the original 1978 sessions. The deluxe CD edition (Antico Adagio, DS 27CD) contains both albums." - Die Schachtel.

From Kieran Hebden/Four Tets liner notes: "There are records I have found in my life that I was almost wishing existed before hearing them. Recordings with new combinations of sound and atmosphere I knew could be wonderful to me if I ever discovered them, and then on discovery the sound was even better than I could have imagined. I felt this way when first hearing music by Alice Coltrane (Journey to Satchidananda) and Don Cherry (Organic Music Society) and I also felt it with Antico Adagio. The combinations of the rhythms and melodies resonate with me in a very clear way and I feel transported by this music every time I hear it. I first heard this record when it was posted on the Mutant Sounds blog a few years ago and am very happy to see it get another release. The music is timeless and brilliant and maybe there are other people out there wishing for a sound like this too, who will now have chance to find it." - Die Schachtel.
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Artist: VACCINA, LINO CAPRA
Title: Frammenti da Antico Adagio
Format: LP
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $27.00
2015 repress. Contains the previously unreleased recordings cut from the original release of “Antico Adagio” in 1978, when it was trimmed down from a double- to a single-LP.

"The second of two LP versions. Includes the tracks from Frammenti da Antico Adagio, which features previously-unreleased material from the original 1978 sessions of Lino "Capra" Vaccinas Antico Adagio." - Die Schachtel.


Artist: ZUCCHERI, MARINO
Title: Parete 1967
Format: LP
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $31.00
"Marino Zuccheri was the sound engineer of the famous Milan RAI (Italian Broadcasting Company) Electronic Music Studio, and he worked with Berio, Nono, Maderna, Cage, Pousseur among the others, and he gave birth to some of the great masterpieces of early electronica. He was the one who actually knew how to operate the machines (oscillators, tapes etc), and thats why Umberto Eco (the philosopher and world famous novelist - i.e. The Name of the Rose - who worked at RAI and especially with Berio on "Thema-Omaggio a Joyce") wrote: «Who is one of the most performed contemporary electronic composer in the world? Marino Zuccheri, the sound engineer of the RAI Studio of Fonologia in Milan. Illustrious figures in the history of contemporary music arrived there with State grants; but after many months, they still couldnt figure out how to handle the machines. Then Marino (who, working with Berio and Maderna, had become a wizard), started mixing tapes and producing electronic sounds: that is why some of the compositions now being performed all over the world are by Marino Zuccheri.» (Umberto Eco) In 1967 the world-famous painter Emilio Vedova was appointed by the National Government to create an installation for the Italian Pavilion at the Montreal Expo. Vedova came up with this great idea of using small glass slides, especially created to reproduce his abstract painting, and then projected on the asymmetrical walls of the Pavilion. He then asked Nono to compose some electronic music. Nono had no time, and suggested to ask Marino. He replied: "I could do something, but keep in mind that I am no composer". The result is Parete (Wall) 1967, a spectacular and intense 30-minutes loop of pure and intense electronics, a magmatic cascade of harsh sounds and deep drones, and a fantastic counterpart to the vibrant and expressionistic painting of Vedova. As in Marinos word: "I used some previously recorded sounds, the result of an early research: they were really rough material. I created a great loop, which intersected another one, a 30 meters, 30-minutes tape ring. It was so long that it extended out of the Studio room, my colleagues thought I was gone totally nuts. You heard this very loud timbre the music interacted freely with Vedovas visuals, it really was a free encounter between sound and light." This great work has been totally forgotten since today. This record is in fact a world premiere, and the final act of justice towards a man that contributed so much to the birth and development of Electronic Music. PERSONAL NOTE: We have received the tape directly from Marinos hands , taken from his archive. He has been dreaming for years to have it released, and he was totally enthusiastic about our project. Unfortunately he was very old and sick, and he died a few months ago, before we could give him the actual record. It surely is one of our greatest regrets, although we think that justice is done, after all." - Die Schachtel.
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Artist: ZUCCHERI, MARINO
Title: Parete 1967 Per Emilio Vedova
Format: LP Box Set
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $110.00
"Looking like a perfect replica of a vintage tape reel, this is in fact a 33rpm vinyl LP inserted between two round slices of soft black rubber, and two custom laser-cut aluminum plates. Complete with a 4-page booklet and hosted in a custom-made red cardboard box, this unique object is intended as an homage to the great and recently missed Marino Zuccheri, the sound engineer/tape music genius of the world famous RAI Studio of Fonologia in Milan from the early 60s to the official closure in the early 80s. His sense of humor and natural modesty, together with his immense talent, made him a very special man and musician, and the music of Parete 1967 is a living testimony of this. Total hand-numbered copies: 67." - Die Schachtel.
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Artist: ZURRIA, MANUEL
Title: Landscape with Tears
Format: CD
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $18.00
“Italian flute player Manuel Zurria presents his third release for Die Schactels Zeit Composer Series, continuing his run of some of the most heartbreaking music ever published by the label. A moving and incredibly clever transcription for flutes, glass, and electronics of John Dowlands 1604 masterwork Lachrimae functions as the thread between a stunning and totally rewarding series of pieces by György Kurtag, Peter Eötvos,Gavin Bryars, Mary Jane Leach, and Howard Skempton, closing on aJuste Janulyte composition written for this album. This CD is the living proof that contemporary music can be intoxicating. The restless experimentation and creativity of Manuel Zurria have resulted in a brilliant series of collaborative works with legendary composers such asLuc Ferrari, Alvin Lucier, Arvo Pärt, John Cage, Morton Feldman,László Sáry, Louis Andriessen, Gavin Bryars, Stefano Scodanibbio,Salvatore Sciarrino, and Jonathan Harvey. He has been invited to many international festivals and recorded for Capstone Records, EdiPan, Stradivarius, Megadisc, and Touch.” - Die Schachtel.

Artist: AUTECHRE & THE HAFLER TRIO
Title: aeo3/3hae
Format: Double CD
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $28.00
"Two of the leading artists in their own field team up again for the much-anticipated second installment of their collaboration project. Like Part One this comes in a special deluxe handmade cover with mysterious inserts. First edition of 1000 copies. Total playing time: 82:16 min." - FE.

Artist: BASINSKI, WILLIAM
Title: Variations: A Movement in Chrome Primitive
Format: Double CD
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $27.00
"Another excellent work from the archives of American composer William Basinski (who is also responsible for one of the most beautiful and moving series in the field of experimental music: the four Disintegration Loops I-IV CDs released on his own 2062 label). This 2CD is a joint release with David Tibets (Current 93) own Durtro label. It comes in a 4 panel digisleeve." William Basinski about this work: Variations: A Movement In Chrome Primitive was created in 1981 using piano tape loops, which were played randomly against themselves creating feedback loops. By cloning small cells of melody and then breeding them randomly, new sounds were formed. These new sounds move in and out of the original cells, creating complex crystalline structures: new life forms not unlike cities for example, which the original cells occupy, moving in and out of one another in surprising variations. The equipment I used to record these pieces was very primitive and my recording technique preposterously amatuerish at that time, yet what occurred in these youthful experiments compelled me to continue learning and growing as a composer." - Die Stadt.

Artist: COLECLOUGH, JONATHAN & ANDREW LILES
Title: Torch Songs
Format: Double LP
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $51.00
"Torch Songs is a collaboration between Jonathan Coleclough and Andrew Liles. They met in October 2004 when they both performed at Intergration 3 in Preston, UK. Liles subsequently reworked the recording of Colecloughs solo performance from that evening. He went on to add, subtract, multiply and divide further live recordings supplied by Coleclough, and the eventual result was this double LP. Torch Songs is packaged in a gatefold sleeve featuring I Dreamt I Was a River, a poem composed and painted by Geoff Sawers during a performance with Coleclough in Geneva in March 2005. The sound of Geoffs brush painting this lettering can be heard on side B of Torch Songs. There is a special edition of Torch Songs (250 copies) which includes an additional CD of Colecloughs solo performance at Intergration 3, the basis for some of the music on Torch Songs. The album comes in a full color gatefold sleeve with full color inner sleeves in a limited edition of 500 copies. 180gr. vinyl." - Die Stadt.

Artist: FOVEA HEX
Title: Bloom
Format: CD
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $17.50
"First in the Neither Speak Nor Remain Silent series of three CD EPs by this new project founded by Irish singer Clodagh Simonds. Contributors incl. Brian Eno, Roger Eno, Laura Sheeran, Lydia Sasse, Cora Venus Lunny, Toby Arnott, Carter Burwell and Andrew McKenzie of The Hafler Trio. The CD comes in a beautiful embossed cover in an edition of 2000 copies." - Die Stadt. Simonds is the ex-vocalist for Mellow Candle.

Artist: FOVEA HEX
Title: Huge
Format: CD
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $16.50
"Following the critical acclaim which has greeted EP 1 Bloom, Die Stadt and Janet Records are proud to announce that Huge EP 2 in the Neither Speak Nor Remain Silent limited edition series by Fovea Hex is out. Fovea Hex continues to shape-shift and to evade & confound those who bray what exactly IS it?, and where does it BELONG exactly?, and who exactly belongs to IT?. If you must bang on the table like that, you wont hear a thing. If this music can be described as up-to-the-moment, then perhaps we could use an up-to-the-moment term like collective. But eschewing all Fashion Accessory stalls, it lives as many miles away from the shocknawe factory beloved of the avantgarde, as it does from the souvenir-strewn temple of the new nostalgics. All in all, Fovea Hex is something more akin to a labrynthine ensemble of associates, some recent, some ancient, some close to the core, some distant, some very heard-of and some never-heard-of, all of whom showed willing and able, at some point in time (and for reasons best known to themselves) to slither in and help prepare and perform these songs and quasi-songs written -- or at least started-off -- by Clodagh Simonds. Songs that dont go where you think. With voices to match... somebody said recently. At the end of the day, thats about all that CAN be said with any kind of certainty. If you need a better idea of what this means, visit the Janet Records website now, where youll find some treats we prepared earlier -- three mixes (by Andrew McKenzie) of near-moment excerpts from the songs from EP 1 Bloom and three (by Colin Potter and Clodagh Simonds) from new songs from EP 2 Huge. Players on Huge: Clodagh Simonds, Colin Potter, Roger Doyle, Cora Venus Lunny, Brian Eno, Laura Sheeran, Percy Jones, Carter Burwell, Lydia Sasse, Hugh ONeill, Sarah McQuaid. The CD comes in a full colour embossed cover. Edition of 2000 copies." - Die Stadt.

Artist: ILLUSION OF SAFETY/THOMAS KONER
Title: Heartmath/ Intro/Col de Vence
Format: 7"
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $12.00
"Two exclusive tracks that  were specially recorded for this concert release on the 19. September  2002 at the Lagerhaus Bremen. Heartmath is a typical IOS track using found music which mutates into a quiet pulsating soundscape and back to the beginning (ending with a lock groove). Intro/Col de Vence was performed by Thomas Koner in full lenght (60 min.) and in quadrophonic sound at the concert. A beautifully athmospheric track that can be seen as a further progression from his great  Unerforschtes Gebiet pic LP (DS43). Limited edition of 400 numbered  copies." - Die Stadt.

Artist: JACKMAN, DAVID
Title: Edge of Nothing
Format: 10"
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $19.00
"The re-release of yet another classic work by David Jackman. Edge Of Nothing was recorded in 1983 and was originally released on the legendary The Elephant Table Album compilation (also feat. among many others Nurse With Wound whose Steven Stapleton got in touch with Jackman after hearing Edge Of Nothing stating that the track was a cherry on a pile of vomit). Soon afterwards Jackman and Stapleton would work together on several projects - Stapleton released two albums by Organum Submission and  the split NWW/Organum A Missing Sense/Rasa LP on his own United Dairies label. Both tracks are new mixes of the original material made in January 2003." - Die Stadt.
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Artist: JACKMAN, DAVID
Title: Flak
Format: 10"
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $19.00
"New release by David Jackman and the first of four 10"s to be released on Die Stadt in 2003 (though this is not a series). Side a features Flak which consists of a multilayered mix of harsh sounds (similar to some of his works as Organum) whereas side B Wietrzendorf is a straight field recording. Edition of 500 copies." -Die Stadt
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Artist: JACKMAN, DAVID
Title: Machine Gun Fighting
Format: 10"
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $21.00
"Third release (following Machine Guns 7" on Die Stadt and the Gun, Machine Vickers, 303-inch, MK1 7" on Robot), using the original archive sound recordings of the imperial War Museum London. This one features extensively treated material compared to the two 7"s. Four tracks with a playing time of about 17 minutes. Clear plastic sleeve. 500 copies." -Die Stadt

Artist: JACKMAN, DAVID
Title: Machine Guns
Format: 7"
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $14.00
"Two new tracks using the archive recordings of the Imperial War Museum in London as a sound source. Again, these recordings mark another departure from his previous work and are bound to leave some people confused. Edition of 400 copies." -Die Stadt

Artist: JACKMAN, DAVID
Title: Verhalte Dich Ruhig
Format: CD
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $20.00
"Long time announced re-release of a very rare cassette (edition of 61 copies only) from 1996. The two pieces (with a total playing time of about 30 minutes) can be seen as the first step into a direction which later developed into the Laus 7inch (DS17), Sternklare Nacht CDR & Rabenfeld CDR (Flugzeug Schallplatten) and also the Machine Gun pieces. Found sounds (here a real orchestra) overlaid and altered making this a very strange listening experience indeed. For a live performance any number of musicians using any instrumentation play along with the tape as best they can (from the liner notes of the cassette). Full color booklet. 700 copies." -Die Stadt

Artist: JACKMAN/PHILIP SANDERSON, DAVID
Title: Terrain
Format: 10"
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $19.00
"Two archive tracks. Side A features an unreleased version of Terrain. The original version of this track appeared on their very rare (maybe less than 25 copies) 0 Degrees North cassette only release from 1982 on Aeroplane Records (AR4). The B-Side features the David Jackman solo track Adrift which originally appeared on another rare cassette single (also released in an edition of about 25 copies) Ritual / Offshore on Snatch Tapes (Phillip Sandersons own label) in 1981. Limited edition of 500 copies." -Die Stadt
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Artist: MIRROR
Title: Still Valley
Format: LP
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $34.00
"Fantastic new album by Andrew Chalk, Christoph Heemann and Jim ORourke recorded between May 2002 - January 2004. This strange atmospheric work ranges among their finest works to date and is first released on vinyl only (the CD version feat. extra material to follow in spring 2005). Edition of 500 copies." - Die Stadt.
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Artist: MIRROR
Title: Still Valley
Format: CD
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $23.00
"Re-release of DS78 incl. one extra track. One of Mirrors finest works recorded by Andrew Chalk, Christoph Heemann and Jim ORourke between May 2002 - January 2005. The music on Still Valley might seem calm on the surface but something mysterious is going on underneath. Edition of 1000 copies in dye-cut cover similar to the LP version." - Die Stadt.

Artist: MONOS
Title: Generators
Format: Double CD
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $26.00
"Long announced new drone release by Colin Potter & Darren Tate. This double album consists of two different works recorded between 2002-2003 at IC studio. Disc one features 3 tracks that are loosely based on processed field recordings in the classic Monos style, exploring internal spaces. Disc two has one long track of organic and electronic tones which combine to give a dense cloud of flowing sound. Full colour digisleeve. Artwork by Darren Tate & Helen Potter. Design by Jonathan Coleclough." - Die Stadt.

Artist: ORA
Title: Morgendammerung
Format: 10"
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $22.00
"This 10inch vinyl only release by Ora, a group project which mainly consisted of Andrew Chalk, Colin Potter and Darren Tate - who both later moved on to become Monos - active between 1991-1998 features two hauntingly atmospheric tracks from their rare New Movements In G CDR (150 copies) originally released on Darren Tates own Gnome Records label in 1998, and were not included on the two Ora retrospective CD compilations Final and After The Rainfall (both on Colin Potters own ICR label). For these recordings Ora were: Darren Tate, Colin Potter, Lol Coxhill, Daisuke Suzuki on the A-Side The Sun Sheds A Golden Tear, and Darren Tate & Colin Potter on the B-Side The Impregnable." - Die Stadt.

Artist: ORGANUM
Title: Amen
Format: CD
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $23.50
"The second installment of a short series begun with the Sanctus album issued by Robot Records in January of 2006. Amen, Unto the Aeon of Aeons, is a work of two parts using grand piano, Hammond organ, tower bell, gong and voices. The CD is pressed in a first edition of 600 copies in digipack. Playing time: 40:08 min." - Die Stadt.
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Artist: ORGANUM
Title: Die Hennen Zahne
Format: 3" CD
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $14.00
"A four track mini CD combining the never released two 10"s Maus (DS57) and Die Hennen Zähne (DS66). Die Hennen Zähne opens with Die Kralle, actually a David Jackman track from his archive recorded in the early 1980s. Next is the title track Die Hennen Zähne, a joyful noise not unlike some of the TNB/Organum material including the sound of broken glass and Tibetan horns, best to be experienced LOUD. Maus is the centre piece of this mini album and typical old school Organum. The album closes with the more quiet and haunting Kazi, a live improvisation featuring collaborators Michael Prime and Emma OBong. Digipack. 600 copies. Total playing time: 18:18 min." - Die Stadt.

Artist: ORGANUM
Title: Ein schwärzeres Schwarz
Format: 7"
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $15.00
"The two tracks featured here are a further development from the Die letzte Musik vor dem Krieg 7" (DS70) using the new work with piano sounds and its one of the best works of Organum yet in our opinion. Edition of 500." -Die Stadt
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Artist: ORGANUM
Title: Omega
Format: CD
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $26.00
"The third and final part of the Organum trilogy that started with Sanctus (Robot Records) and Amen (Die Stadt). Omega is a further continuation of the first two parts. While The Stars Be Not Darkened. First edition of 600 copies in digipack sleeve." - Die Stadt
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Artist: ORGANUM
Title: Sanctus
Format: CD
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $16.00
"The first album in a trilogy of new material, Sanctus represents the new architecture of the Organum sound. Recorded utilizing an implicit graphic score, the album is comprised of four discrete parts, each a variant of the others. These are not parts as in a movement or continuation of the composition, but rather four distinct audio canvases that represent a continuum of the elements at large. Composed in the spirit of the early Organum material, David Jackman has resurrected the droned-based, percussive turbulence of earlier years with a distinct new form of compositional systems. These new systems are scored for grand piano, Hammond organ, tower bell, and gong. While each element retains its distinct acoustic quality, the whole of each piece resonates the art of its totality. The results convey an ecstatic sense of presence, vast expanse, and, ultimately, infinitude." - Die Stadt.

Artist: ORGANUM
Title: Vacant Lights/Rara Avis
Format: Double CD
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $26.00
"Jochen Schwarz / Die Stadt is very delighted to announce the re-release of Vacant Lights one of his all time favourite works by David Jackman, in combination with a second CD comprising of five unreleased or hard to find tracks entitled Rara Avis. David Jackman, active since the late sixties as a member of The Scratch Orchestra and later with many solo works and under the name Organum with changing line-ups, was supported on these recordings by some of the main collaborators during this Organum phase: Dinah Jane Row, Jim ORourke, Eddie Prevost (AMM), Christoph Heemann (H.N.A.S.), Robert Hampson (Main) as players and Steven Stapleton (NWW) and Peter McGhee in the studio. Most of the recordings on these two CDs show the more contemplative side of the Organum sound, the main characteristic being Jackmans playing of various types of bamboo flutes some of which were actually made by David Jackman. Edition of 600 copies in 4panel full color digisleeve." - Die Stadt.
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