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Artist: BRONZE FLOAT
Title: No Sung Words
Format: 3" CDR
Label: R.C. Legacy
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"its got like a couple written tunes and it has some recorded noises and improv music but it has no sung words..."  david brant, who you may know as the bassist of vollmar, has a good new thing going and its called bronze float" - Elephant Micah.

Artist: DEAD FARMERS
Title: Go Home
Format: LP
Label: R.I.P. Society
Country: Australia
Price: $20.00
"Long awaited debut LP after being the first release on Aarght Records (Eddy Current, UV Race, Super Wild Horses etc) a couple of years ago. I saw their first or second show three and a half years ago and havent missed many since. At the time it seemed everything around me was no-wavey or post-something and these three young men playing powerful, honest-to-god rock music felt like the most ambitious, genuine thing around. Somewhere between your garage punk and heavy pyschedelic rock (Groundhogs, Blue Cheer, Mainliner etc). These dudes feel like my local Stooges/Creedence/Minutemen." - R.I.P. Society
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Artist: ZOND
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: R.I.P. Society
Country: Australia
Price: $20.00
"ZOND are a maximum volume, minimalist soundrock group based in Melbourne, Australia. They are named after a member of the groups childhood dog and/or a Hi-God People track and/or satellite of the USSR. ZOND are broadcasting very dark grey ecstasy, not from space but from a place deep inside the automatic mind brain. They are an audio holographic Rorschach blot flatlining, or a Freudian analysis gone horribly wrong on E.S.P. fog medicine from the future. Their live shows and recordings vary from screaming psych punk car crashes to ambient alloy radiation field hum: all that can be known in advance is the intensity of the performance."-Goner Records
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Artist: ALTERNATIVE TV
Title: The Image Has Cracked
Format: Cass
Label: Radiation
Country: Spain
Price: $12.00
"Cassette reissue of Alternative TVs The Image Has Cracked, originally released in 1978. Formed in London in 1977 by Mark Perry and Alex Fergusson, then editors of the punk fanzine Sniffin Glue, Alternative TV was a post-punk group known for incorporating reggae rhythms and pushing the boundaries of the definition of punk towards the experimental and avant-garde. Their first album, The Image Has Cracked, came out originally in 1978 and is a wholly unique piece of British post-punk. Beloved by John Peel, and close confidantes of Throbbing Gristle, Alternative TV is one of the most original and beguiling groups of the era. Includes two bonus tracks. Three-panel j-card; Edition of 350 cassettes (hand-numbered)." - Radiation.

Artist: AGNES STRANGE
Title: Strange Flavor
Format: LP
Label: Radiation Deluxe Series
Country: Spain
Price: $25.00
"180-gram LP. Limited edition of 500. Originally released in 1975 on the BirdsNest label, the sole album by boogie stompers Agnes Strange is an obscure hard rock gem begging to be rediscovered. Formed in Southampton, UK, in the mid-70s by Alan Green (bass), Dave Rodwell (drums), and John Westwood (guitar, vocals), Agnes Strange failed to reach any glory or fame, but their legacy of heavy rock riffs, raw leads, and tough attitude -- with a spacey Hawkwind-esque touch here and there -- helped them reach cult status among 70s rock fanatics." - Radiation Deluxe Series.

Artist: COXHILL, LOL
Title: Ear Of Beholder
Format: Double LP
Label: Radiation Deluxe Series
Country: Spain
Price: $34.00
"Radiation Deluxe Series present a reissue of Lol Coxhills Ear Of Beholder, originally released in 1971. Ear Of Beholder is one of the most beguiling and adventurous records of the 1970s, which is saying a lot as that is a musical decade marked by groundbreaking creativity. Originally released on John Peels Dandelion label, Lol Coxhills sprawling double album debut is an avant-garde jazz masterstroke that features Robert Wyatt and much of the Whole World group, Kevin Ayerss backing band at the time (of which Lol was a member). Ranging from straight-up feedback to re-workings of standards, outdoor recordings to spoken word, improvisation to vaudeville, Ear Of Beholder covers more ground in two LPs than most artists do in a lifetime. Difficult, adventurous listening from one of British jazzs most brilliant innovators. 180 gram vinyl; Comes in a gatefold sleeve." - Radiation Deluxe.

Artist: CRUSHED BUTLER
Title: Uncrushed: Previously Unreleased British Punk From The Underground 1969-1971
Format: LP
Label: Radiation Deluxe Series
Country: Spain
Price: $24.00
"RSD 2017 release. Recorded in 1970 and released 21 years later in a handful of copies, Uncrushed may have been the first ever British punk rock album, (although Deviants fans may disagree) as crucial to the genre in the UK as Fun House (1970) or Kick Out The Jams (1969) were in the States. It set the tone for most of the boot-stomping terrace glam that followed (Slade, Mott The Hopple, and the Faces, for starters). Alan Butler and Jesse Hector, on bass and guitar respectively, formed Crushed Butler in early 1969, with 17 year old drummer, actor, and teen mag pin-up Darryl Read. Playing prestigious gigs with the likes of Atomic Rooster, Mott The Hoople, Osibisa and Kevin Ayers, Crushed Butler routinely blew the headlining act off the stage with their ferocious brand of hooligan rock. Reissued here on luxurious 180 gram vinyl; Includes a printed inner sleeve with extended liner notes; Hand-numbered." - Radiation Deluxe Series.

Artist: EVEN WORSE
Title: We Suck!: The Lost 1982 Album
Format: LP
Label: Radiation Deluxe Series
Country: Spain
Price: $25.00
"Radiation Deluxe Series present We Suck!, the lost album by Even Worse from 1982, never before on vinyl. One of the best kept secrets of the early pre-New York Hardcore scene, along with Bad Brains, Beastie Boys, Heart Attack, Undead, Kraut, etc. We Suck! features Big Takeover magazine editor Jack Rabid, Eric Keil, Bobby Weeks, and R.B. Korbet, the classic New York Thrash (1982) compilation lineup. Recorded at the famous 171A studio, co-produced by Bad Brains, with additional live tracks from New Yorks legendary Maxs Kansas City club in 1981. 180 gram vinyl. Edition of 500." - Radiation Deluxe.

Artist: MEDICINE HEAD
Title: New Bottles Old Medicine
Format: LP
Label: Radiation Deluxe Series
Country: Spain
Price: $25.00
"Radiation present a reissue of New Bottles Old Medicine, the 1970 debut from British group Medicine Head. A duo at the time, they had recently been discovered by the legendary John Peel who immediately signed them to his Dandelion record label, following with the release of this album. One of the more enigmatic and inventive groups of the British folk-rock scene, the duos leader, John Fiddler would simultaneously sing, play guitar and operate a bass drum and hi-hat cymbal with his foot, while bandmate Peter Hope-Evans would play harmonica, jews harp, and various percussion instruments. Creating a sound that was simultaneously ethereal and earthy, and with a voice that touched on the heartbroken vibes of Nick Drake and John Martyn, Medicine Head were truly one of the most brilliant groups of early 70s UK scene and rarely get the attention they deserve. This reissue comes as a deluxe 180 gram vinyl." - Radiation Deluxe Series.

Artist: VALENTINE, MATT
Title: Small As Life And Infinitesimally As Pure
Format: Hardcover Book
Label: Radical Readout
Country: USA
Price: $29.00
"Of interest to the literati out there, Radical Readout Press, the publishing arm of the collective, in conjunction with Child of Microtones, is ecstatic to announce the publication of a new, slightly expanded second edition of Matt Valentines psychoactive pulp novella, Small as Life and Infinitesimally as Pure...Shazam to that! The book has cloth covered boards, foil stamping and a letter pressed demi-jacket...no stops left unpulled for this mother! "Small as Life.... ...should you go toward the light, away from the light or inside the sound with hair? An analog fable of crystal powder trips to rare 78 hunts for food, from sacrilegious pagan idolatry to amorous love ins all in search of the mighty essence of grail overfloweth. Doc Caligari the record store casualty sips the Moretti, eats the Valdostana, snorts the white, leans hard left and makes all the scenes in a cosmic journey to the Psychic Commune..." - Matt Valentine is one half of the legendary MV&EE Medicine Show and a member of the oracular Tower Recordings. He resides in the lost mountain wilds of Vermont with Erika Elder and Zuma..." - Radical Readout.
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Artist: BEAT OF THE EARTH
Title: This Record Is an Artistic Statement
Format: LP
Label: Radich
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"Two foundational documents of American private-press psychedelic rock emerge from decades-long shadows, deeply illuminated chapters authored by prototypical "terminally unique" Southern California artist/seeker Phil Pearlman and two of his early, briefly extant bands.
From 1967, Phil Pearlman (The Electronic Hole (RAD 002LP) and the majestic Relatively Clean Rivers (ASH 3007CD)) leads a free assemblage of local Southern California acid-heads through loping Velvetica tribal incantations. The Beat of the Earth earns its name in two side-length jams brimming with eastern-tinged luminosity. It is the sun-dappled mirror of The Velvet Undergrounds "Sister Ray." Instead of the urban decay and black and white pop art of the Warhol scene, The Beat of the Earth represents the same idea, looking west across the Pacific. This comes from the same yet intrinsically polar opposite frame of mind from the VU noise marathons of their epic live shows. Mind-expanding psychedelia done by sun-gobbed hippies that were totally out of step with everything else happening in Southern California of the pop-psych 60s. This record stands as much an outsider statement as ESP-Disks Cromagnon record (ESPDISK 2001CD/LP), or any of the Swedish bands of the Silence stable. It is a truly zonked masterpiece of tribal hippy culture dosed to the gills! Limited edition of 300." - Radich.
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Artist: ELECTRONIC HOLE
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Radich
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"Two foundational documents of American private-press psychedelic rock emerge from decades-long shadows, deeply illuminated chapters authored by prototypical "terminally unique" Southern California artist/seeker Phil Pearlman and two of his early, briefly extant bands.
The Electronic Hole (1970) is a raw, noisy, droning, and completely mesmerizing album recorded by Phil Pearlman between the first Beat of the Earth album (RAD 001LP) and Relatively Clean Rivers (ASH 3007CD). Pearlman assembled The Electronic Hole in 1969. Recorded in local studios during off-hours, the album is entirely different from Beat of the Earth, as it abandons a free-form improvisational approach in favor of "compositions," including a wild cover of Frank Zappas "Trouble Every Day." Pearlman plays sitar to great effect on the album, and another track has the thickest wall of fuzz guitars imaginable. It stands as the closest approximation of the West Coast version of what The Velvet Underground were doing with their first two albums. This is deep, brain-frying psychedelia in its purest definition. Limited edition of 300 copies." - Radich.
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Artist: CRUSHED BUTLER
Title: Uncrushed
Format: LP
Label: Radio Heartbeat
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"Many bands are called legendary, few are. Among those few are CRUSHED BUTLER, whose assualt on the UK rock scene in 1969-70 laid out the dynamics that were to follow in the best punk, glam and pub rock records of the seventies. From the anthemic R&B classic "High School Dropout" to the pure punk mayhem of "Its My Life" and "Factory Grime," and the heavy Sabbath-esque psych of "Love Is All Around Me," this has long been a record deserving of wider accessibility. This edition adds a second version of "High School Dropout" and an previously unreleased instrumental recording, "Let It Ring" to the six tracks first pressed on the Dig The Fuzz 10-inch in the 90s to make this the definitive vinyl release with original cover art, inner sleeve, cartoon and poster by AVI SPIVAK (Humanbeing Lawnmower) and Crushed Butlers DARRYL READ that contains the bands complete surviving recordings." - Radio Heartbeat.
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Artist: HUBBLE BUBBLE
Title: Faking
Format: LP
Label: Radio Heartbeat
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"The second Hubble Bubble LP from 1979, faithfully restored to the vinyl format. This LP is a less a follow up to to the first than its own entity entirely. If not for the long shadow cast by the S/T LP, its easy to imagine that this would be more highly regarded for the brilliant blend of punk and edgy pop that it is. Theres much here to please fans of the raw punk of the first LP. However, "Faking" also exhibits more of an attention to hooks as it makes more than a slight nod toward Pub Rock and Glam: Just hear their devastating version of Kim Fowley and Michael Lloyds "Motor Boat!"" - Radio Heartbeat.

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

Artist: OMARI, ABDOU EL
Title: Nuits De Printemps
Format: LP
Label: Radio Martiko
Country: Belgium
Price: $27.00
"First issue of this previously unreleased Oriental psych monster from the organ king of Casablanca, combining traditional rhythms with spaced out modern sounds. Nuits De Printemps is the third part of Abdou El Omaris Nuits-trilogy. This album contains dazzling instrumentals, spiced up here-and-there with some traditional vocals. While playing his fine melodies, Abdou switches swiftly from his Farfisa Professional mothership to an analog ARP synthesizer. This new sound and some funky wah guitar riffs give his music an extra cosmic touch. Includes download code." - Radio Martiko.

Artist: OMARI, ABDOU EL
Title: Nuits Dete
Format: LP
Label: Radio Martiko
Country: Belgium
Price: $27.00
"Radio Martiko present a reissue of Abdou El Omaris Nuits Dété, originally released in Morocco in 1976. Reissue of this ultra-rare oriental psych monster from the organ king of Casablanca, combining traditional rhythms with spaced-out modern sounds. First part of Abdou El Omaris Nuits trilogy. Includes download code." - Radio Martiko.
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Artist: OMARI, ABDOU EL
Title: Nuits Dete Avec Naima Samin
Format: LP
Label: Radio Martiko
Country: Belgium
Price: $27.00
"First issue of this previously unreleased oriental psych monster from the organ king of Casablanca, combining traditional rhythms with spaced out modern sounds. Nuits Dete Avec Naima Samin is the second part of Abdou El Omaris Nuits-trilogy. This album contains heavenly compositions for the Moroccon diva Naima Samih and some moody instrumentals in a similar vein to the previous album, Nuits Dete (RMLP 001LP, 2016). Includes download code." - Radio Martiko.

Artist: BEAT OF THE EARTH
Title: The Beat of the Earth
Format: CD
Label: Radioactive
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
"Phil Pearlman, whose Relatively Clean Rivers album (RRLP020) has received universal acclaim, assembled Beat Of The Earth in 1967 with this, their first, eponymous album, appearing on the Radish label (AS0001) in the same year. BOTE is often compared with their illustrious East coast counterparts, The Velvet Underground, an apt comparison given the Velvets penchant for long, unstructured jams using a myriad assortment of acoustic and electronic instruments. This is the earliest incarnation of the band, and the one that is most familiar to collectors fortunate enough to own a copy of this incredibly rare album. The album consists of a single track per side, and this, the bands recording debut, is considered an unusual and singular item of significance from the California 60s alternative rock scene. Although guitarist Pearlman managed to keep Beat Of The Earth together for much of the remainder of the 60s, it is fair to say that no more proper recordings were made, although Pearlman continued to add to his personal collection of studio recordings, drafting in new musicians for impromptu after-hours recording sessions arranged at short notice. Another fascinating psych album from a true musical innovator." - Radioactive. Highly recommended!

Artist: BERMUDA TRIANGLE
Title: Bermuda Triangle
Format: CD
Label: Radioactive
Country: UK
Price: $17.50
"Released as a private pressing on the aptly named Winter Solstice label, Bermuda Triangle who hail from Long Island New York released this gem in the height of Punk...1977. A combination of The Farm Band and Bobby Brown (the solo act from early 1970s California), Wendy Carlos meets Joan Baez the band were made up of a female singer/bassist/female drummer/violinist and a guy who sings and plays the electronic auto harp/organ and piano. The sound is totally lost in time and transports you back to the carefree days of the early seventies and is extremely trippy. You have to check out the wah wah auto harp, the weird percussion and bass, a great listen almost pre-dates the current folktronica scene. This wild album has to be heard and is quite superb from folk to reels to country all bathed in this misty auto harped glory." - Radioactive.
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Artist: COSMIC MICHAEL
Title: After A While
Format: CD
Label: Radioactive
Country: UK
Price: $17.00
"I am a child of Woodstock nation, Ive come a long way from my home... So sings the one and only Cosmic Michael, on this the opening track of his second album released by the Bliss label in 1970. An album now high on serious psych collector wants lists too... Cosmic Michael. Well, some regard him as a Godhead, the ultimate spiritual hippy, with songs of love, freedom & peace, all delivered with just piano, vocals and kazoo(?)...A true guru... But, what of the music? I guess these days youd call it loner psych, but back then the term freak rock might have been applied to such a release. After his eponymous, and equally enigmatic debut album released a year earlier, hed witnessed the Woodstock festival, absorbed the vibe, and relocated to Los Angeles where he then recorded After a While, seemingly quite quickly...Ive seen The Who, and Ten Years After, Jefferson Airplane they nearly blew my mind.... The nine tracks on After a While are stoned 60s DIY rock nroll. You can call it lo-fi or home made, but the message remains: Cosmic Michael preaches love and freedom, and hes a mean boogie-woogie player too." - Radioactive.

Artist: CREME SODA
Title: Tricky Zingers
Format: CD
Label: Radioactive
Country: UK
Price: $17.00
"Hailing from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Creme Soda generated a fanatical following based on their legendary single (Im) Chewin Gum/Roses All Around which appeared on the Trinity label in 1975. Creme Soda are not an easy band to categorise as they were able to play virtually any musical genre with consummate ease. Their only full-length album, Tricky Zingers (which also includes their hit singles), also made its appearance on Trinity (Trinity CST11) in 1975 and despite the considerable interest the record generated, the band, perhaps mindful of the adage quit while youre ahead, did exactly that, never to be heard of again. Tricky Zingers is an impressive and relatively overlooked recording, which, despite being recorded in 1975, has a decidedly mid-60s feel about it. The albums style ranges from folkrock to wasted psychedelia, with two experimental tracks featuring drone effects and backwards guitar thrown in for good measure, as well as a couple of rootsy rockn roll numbers." - Radioactive.

Artist: FLOWER TRAVELLIN BAND
Title: Satori
Format: CD
Label: Radioactive
Country: UK
Price: $17.00
"Possessing the vision to select Akira Joe Yamanaka as their vocalist, the Flower Travellin boys elevated themselves above other Japanese bands of the time, whose efforts were largely confined to imitating British and American bands of the era. Satori , which was released in 1971, is a conceptual hard rockpsych album driven by Hideki Ishimas furious guitar licks which erupt and explode over the harmonic heart beat of the drums and bass and Yamanakas banshee-like vocal style which was turning him into an occidental Iggy Pop or Ozzy Osbourne while the band itself was rapidly becoming Japans answer to Led Zeppelin or Black Sabbath. Satori is a huge album in every way. From power chords to Easterntinged North African six string freak-outs and crashing tom-toms, the band flexes its collective muscle from start to finish." - Radioactive.

Artist: FOREST
Title: Forest
Format: CD
Label: Radioactive
Country: UK
Price: $17.00
"New, official reissue (previous version on BGO is long gone). Like their COB reissue, this is a stepped up quality remaster from Radioactive. Originally issued by Harvest in 1969, this is one of the definite debut folk albums of all time." - FE. "As the 1960s progressed, almost every musical genre was affected by the  psychedelic boom - and folk was no exception. Artists such as Bert Jansch, Davy Graham and Donovan had introduced elements of world music into their repertoires by 1965, and in 1966 the Incredible String Bands debut kicked the door wide open for a generation of young musicians to follow. Forest, whose two Harvest albums have long elated listeners and eluded collectors, featured prominently among them, and have become synonymous with so-called acid folk, inspiring - alongside Vashti Bunyan, COB and a handful of others - the current wave of successful underground folk acts. Originally called The Foresters Of Walesby the band abbreviated their name to Forest and were fortunate enough to meet John Peel at a  local gig and he encouraged them to play in London. After a triumphant gig in Notting Hills All Saints Hall at Christmastime 1968, Forest were offered a management deal with Blackhill Enterprises, home to amongst others, Pink Floyd and Roy Harper. It wasnt long before offers of record contracts came their way and the band eventually signed to EMIs nascent Harvest label. This, their debut album was recorded at Abbey Road early in 1969 and featured completely original material, with their strangely-sculptured melodies and partially improvised accompaniment. The playing is often inspired and the albums recording quality excellent.  Mastered at Abbey Road by NickWebb from the original analogue tapes. Featuring full participation from founding band member Martin Welham." - Radioactive.

Artist: GERMAN OAK
Title: German Oak
Format: CD
Label: Radioactive
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
"During the summer of 1972, best remembered for the bloodshed of the Munich Olympics, the 5-man Dusseldorf instrumental group German Oak entered the Luftschutzbunker (Air Raid Shelter) studio to record their first, eponymous album. The purpose of recording in a bunker was to recreate the feelings experienced by German soldiers during the Allied invasion of 1944. The strange acoustic conditions in the bunker made the music, which was a series of long, spacious guitar jams, sound distant and filled with echo. Julian Cope, in his in-depth review of the album, describes the bands sound in unequivocal terms ...imagine a brutally recorded, brazen and ultra-skeletal industrial white funk played with all the claw-handed technique of the Red Crayola recording their famous Hurricane Fighting Plane. This is the sound of German Oak." - Radioactive.

Artist: HAPPY DRAGON BAND, THE
Title: The Happy Dragon Band
Format: CD
Label: Radioactive
Country: UK
Price: $17.00
"Following the lack of success generated by The Phantoms Divine Comedy which briefly appeared on Capitol circa 1974, Tommy Court, the tortured genius behind the bands Doors-like facade, dropped the mask and wrote and produced this album of electronic gymnastics and fuzz guitars which appeared on the Fiddlers Music label (Fiddlers Music Company) in 1978 under the guise of the Happy Dragon Band. The album features loads of synthesizers, electronic sound effects and spacey, cosmic electronics. Every track is uniquely engaging, with the stand-outs being Positive People, In Flight and 3-D Free (the last being a total electronic freakout from start to finish), maintaining their high level of originality and a clear penchant for electronic experimentation." - Radioactive. Very highly recommended!
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Artist: J.D. BLACKFOOT
Title: The Ultimate Prophecy
Format: CD
Label: Radioactive
Country: UK
Price: $17.00
"J.D. Blackfoots The Ultimate Prophecy, originally released on the Mercury label (SR 61288) in 1970, is widely regarded as one of the top US psych albums of all time. The band, which was from Columbus, Ohio, began as a combination of two local groups, The EbbTide and Tree, the latter winning a recording contract with Mercury as a prize in a local band competition. Craig Fuller, later a founding member of Pure Prairie League, joined the band, which by this time had changed its name to J.D. Blackfoot, after some of the material for The Ultimate Prophecy had been written. Shortly after the release of the album, Blackfoot left the group which continued to perform as Osiris, while J.D. himself assembled a new outfit which delivered two well-received albums for Fantasy. The Ultimate Prophecy with its killer psych guitar, combined a strong British sound with the distinctive song-oriented California sound of Grateful Dead and Neil Young, two of the main inspirations for many an aspiring rock musician of the time. However, despite the laid back rural West Coast sound that the band effortlessly cultivates, shades of UK progsters such as Jethro Tull and the Moody Blues often come to the fore revealing what is, in essence the groups true musical intentions. Nevertheless, this is a fine album, beautifully played (drummer Dan Waldron is in many ways the hero of the hour) and extremely well recorded." - Radioactive.

Artist: JOSEPH
Title: Stoned Aged Man
Format: CD
Label: Radioactive
Country: UK
Price: $17.00
"This is a rare album indeed and much sought after, originally released on the Scepter label (SPS 574) in 1970 and recorded in Memphis at the legendary American Sound Studios. The Joseph was in fact Joseph Long or Joseph Longeria, discovered by the albums producer and A & R man Steve Tyrell playing in Houston in a battle of the blues competition. This is the only known foray into recording that Longeria made and he was a superb guitar player to boot. Stoned Age Man contains some of weirdest lyrics ever written. Check out I Aint Fattenin No More Frogs for Snakes and the eastern Cold Biscuits and Fish Heads. This is an obscure classic that lovers of blues rock should not hesitate to have in their collection... the voice you may ask... well think Roky Erickson, Jim Dandy and Beefheart....you cant really go wrong can you????" - Radioactive.

Artist: MAGICAL POWER MAKO
Title: Super Record
Format: CD
Label: Radioactive
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"New UK reissue of the second (and all-time best) Mako album, originally issued by Japanese Polydor in 1975; there have been a couple Japanese CD reissues of this in the past, which are no longer available. One of the key documents of Japanese underground psychedelic music, presented in truly sublime fashion. Although MPM went on to record 20+ more records after this one, he would never exceed the spatial exuberance of Super Record. From the liner notes: "Makos music possesses a certain strange kind of texture. Its certainly is what they call rock, but contains elements that we cant describe so succinctly. It clearly goes beyond the various genres of music, and while full of them all, it sends forth a fierce glow. This Super Record shows Mako looking down upon the earth from above, wandering through Alaska and Siberia, the Near East, Okinawa, and South America. Adding to the variety of folk music of India, Turkey, and Russia, his mandolin or Taisho koto, and especially his marvelously performed guitar, expressing fully the odor of the soil and mankinds universality."

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

Artist: STAINED GLASS
Title: Aurora
Format: CD
Label: Radioactive
Country: UK
Price: $17.00
"Second, and generally regarded as the better of the bands two albums recorded for Capitol in the late 60s. Formed in 1966, Stained Glass began life as a Beatles cover band performing live in and around their native San Jose until an A&R man from RCA signed them to the label later that year. Disillusioned with life at RCA, the band decamped to Capitol in early 1968, where they were to record three singles and two highly-acclaimed albums which, despite attracting the critics plaudits, failed to make an impact causing the group to disband in November 1969 with vocalist/bass player Jim McPherson going on to join Copperhead. While the bands first album, Crazy Horse Roads was an eccentric amalgam of commercial tunes, fuzz guitar and psych touches, their second effort, Aurora, with its looser, more jammy feel, is the one that the general consensus rates as the better of the two." - Radioactive.
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Artist: STALK-FORREST GROUP
Title: St Cecilia - The California Album
Format: CD
Label: Radioactive
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Back in 1970 a five-piece band from Long Island, New York, inexplicably changed its name from Soft White Underbelly to Stalk-Forrest Group and made the journey to Los Angeles and the offices of Elektra Records, then riding high with their two rock-psych bands Love and the Doors. It is widely believed that Elektra viewed the band as a potential East Coast Doors, and the label wasted no time in getting them into the studio to record an albums worth of psychedelic tunes, rich in high harmonies and fluid, accomplished guitar interplay and trippy-hippy lyrics, under the watchful eyes of the co-production team Sandy Pearlman and Jay Lee although Elektra had originally intended for Don Gallucci (formerly of Don And The Goodtimes) to produce the album. Gallucci, however, slipped away without informing the label or the band of his departure. Around the same time bassist Andy Winters was replaced by drummer Albert Bouchards brother Joe, and sensing the project had all the hallmarks of an ill-fated venture, Elektra promptly dropped the band, but not before releasing a paltry 200 copies of a single taken from the unreleased album session. Obviously not deterred by this setback, the band promptly changed its name to Blue Oyster Cult, signed for Columbia and retuned its musical style to heavy metal. The rest, as they say, is history! This reissue of the unreleased Calfornian session, bearing the name of the 90s German bootleg, has been re-mastered to a particularly high standard, as befits one of the best West Coast-style psych albums ever made." - Radioactive.
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Artist: STALK-FORREST GROUP
Title: St Cecilia - The California Album
Format: LP
Label: Radioactive
Country: UK
Price: $25.00
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Artist: TAMAM SHUD
Title: Gooluntionites and the Real People
Format: CD
Label: Radioactive
Country: UK
Price: $17.00
"Although the Sydney-based Tamam Shud (the unusual name is probably a corruption of Taman Shud, borrowed from The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam) was formed in 1967 by singer/guitarist Lindsay Bjerre, the band only sprang to prominence when their superb debut album, Evolution , was issued by CBS (SBP 233761) in 1969. Having established themselves with Evolution , the band went on to record their opus major for Warner Bros in 1970 in the form of the ambitious Goolutionites And The Real People (WS 20001), a stunning and imaginative work dominated by the prodigious talents of 16-year old guitarist, Tim Gaze. Gazes precocious guitar work was conspicuously present throughout the album, although it was on A Plague and Stand In The Sunlight, both of which were to appear as 45s, that his playing really shone. Although Gaze left the band immediately after the albums release to join Kahvas Jute, he returned later the same year, and remained in the group until it disbanded in 1972. Goolutionites is widely recognised as one of the finest Australian prog-psych offerings of all time." - Radioactive.

Artist: YESTER, JERRY & JUDY HENSKE
Title: Farewell Aldebaran
Format: CD
Label: Radioactive
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
"First ever reissue of this cult-classic folk/rock album, originally issued by Straight in 1969. Super in-demand for the last decade plus (even if fucking Christgau gave this one a B+ upon release) and now finally available -- buy it now before the cops show up." - FE. "Timely reissue of this late 60s folk/psych classic from husband and wife team Jerry Yester and Judy Henske. Yester had previously enjoyed an element of fame courtesy of his stint with The Loving Spoonfuls, but following the bands demise in 1969, he set about producing this little gem with acclaimed folk singer Henske and a bunch of pals which were said to have included Ry Cooder and David Lindley. Farewell Aldebaran , which is often heralded as one of the most proficient and creative albums of its genre, with Henskes incredible range of vocal styles (during her short solo career she had effortlessly made the transition from comedian to folk singer and then on to an accomplished rock singer) elevating the album to a higher plane. Her mind-blowing vocals on the opening track, the hard-fuzz Snowblind, gives an early clue to Henskes talent and range, and although this particular vocal style only features on the one song, the sheer diversity of her singing makes every track on this highly original and experimental album a unique experience." - Radioactive. Highly recommended!

Artist: ELECTRONIC HOLE
Title: Electronic Hole
Format: CD
Label: Radish
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"A raw, noisy, droning and completely mesmerizing album recorded by PHIL PEARLMAN between the first Beat of the Earth album and Relatively Clean Rivers. Pearlman assembled the ELECTRONIC HOLE in 1969 strictly for personal use to audition musicians for his new band." Recorded in local studios during off-hours, the album is entirely different from Beat of the Earth, as it abandons a freeform improvisational approach in favor of "compositions," including a wild cover of Frank Zappas "Trouble Every Day." Pearlman plays sitar to great effect on the album, and another track has the thickest wall of fuzz guitars imaginable." - Radish.
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Artist: ELGGREN, LEIF/PER JONSSON/KENT TANKERD
Title: UGN
Format: LP
Label: Radium 226.05
Country: Sweden
Price: $18.00
Original copies of this 1986 LP. Nice embossed sleeve with full color photograph attached.
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Artist: SMEGMA
Title: 30 Years of Service
Format: CD
Label: Radon
Country: USA
Price: $14.50
"In July 2003, SMEGMA celebrated their 30th anniversary as a musical collective with a series of concerts featuring STOOGES saxman STEVE MACKAY. These landmark noise spectacles were highly praised, most notably the exceptional performance at The Derby in Hollywood. At the end of the year, the set was recreated in Smegmas legendary Portland, Oregon, studio and painstakingly mixed and manipulated over the course of several months. From their mid-70s work in the LOS ANGELES FREE MUSIC SOCIETY up through last years critically exalted collaboration album with Wolf Eyes, Smegmas influential free honkngibber is like no other." - Radon.

Artist: TROPA MACACA
Title: s/t
Format: 7"
Label: Rafflesia
Country: Portugal
Price: $8.00
Limited 2010 tour single.

Artist: VITAMIN B12
Title: System Six/68 x 32
Format: 7"
Label: Raft
Country: UK
Price: $6.50
"The Vitamin B12 is Alasdair Willis. Reclusive Brighton based author of contemporary surrealist artifacts. This single was commissioned for Rafts instrumental series, specifically with the 7? medium in mind. The two pieces are vastly contrasting and perhaps some small clue to their aesthetic may be placed within the titles themselves... 68 x 32 is a Musique Concrete assemblage so therefore must be art, and as such it can only be judged by posterity, no one yet can really say what the record is like. System Six is a melodic composition for tuned percussion sounds, with a surprisingly liberating, yet oddly mind-bending ascending motif, which calls on the infinite resources that can be gleaned from careful application of the laws of repetition, that can be gleaned from careful application of the laws of repetition laws of repetition of repetition. This record exists precisely because it was made to be." - Raft.
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Artist: WARSER GATE
Title: Karneek Temple
Format: 7"
Label: Rafter
Country: UK
Price: $4.50

Artist: ALTO!
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Raheem
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
Pulpit rock"Beautiful full-color sleeves. Limited edition of 300. ALTO! is a Portland-based band consisting of Kyle Emory (drums, electronics), Steven T. Stone (drums, electronics) and Derek Monypeny (guitar). ALTO! is a strongly rhythm-oriented band; dual drummers vary between synched-up pounding and subtly shifiting polyrhythms, while the guitar often functions as another percussion instrument. ALTO! draws strong inspiration from Congotronics bands such as Konono #1, the psychedelic explorations of later-period Boredoms, and avant-garde rock bands such as Sun City Girls. Their debut LP brings all of these elements together into a dizzying array of sound." - Raheem.

Artist: RESIDENTS, THE
Title: Meet The Residents
Format: Flexi-Disc 7"
Label: Ralph/File Magazine
Country: USA/Canada
Price: $7.00
One-sided flexi produced for the Canadian magazine File in 1974. Includes extracts from the first Residents LP.
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Artist: JOSHUA JUGBAND FIVE
Title: Damascus Doldrum
Format: CDR
Label: Ramadan
Country: Sweden
Price: $8.00
"..pure grade-L instrumental psych-out + low-key wall-rumblin groove + heavy livin-room glow from Landskrona, Sweden. JJ5 = Jakob Olausson (Screamin Mee-Mees fan!)." - Slippytown.
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Artist: SMEGMA/KK RAMPAGE/INSECT JOY/GHOST MOTH
Title: Tarantismo Summit Vol. 1
Format: LP
Label: Rampage
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"4-Way Split 12" Limited to 400 copies (100 on colored vinyl). A softly boiled blob of gellatinous music, reduced into the primordial ooze of Earths most base forms of life, and regurgitated in the form of the Tarantismo Summit. A sadistic conglomeration of musical anomalies that have washed ashore from distant planets and convene bacterially inside the insidious caverns of the mind, four excruciating units of internal despair and reconstructed mindwashing sound are presented to the most adventurous of listeners. Rooted derogatively in the spirit of Nonesuch Records pioneering steps into the foray of primitive avant garde in the early 1960s, Tarantismo Summit ushers in a new age of reclamation of the broken and damaged arts, coercing the music enthusiasts of the present day to expand their horizons and explore new territories, still unfamiliar, yet unwavering. A satellite of unspeakable desecration in the free-jazz stratosphere of the 70s underground, Smegma is and were a pivotal point of aural disgust to many, and an unrequited love for the rest of the outsider population screaming for dissonance and catastrophe of modern sound. Dating back to the early 1970s, their lineage of cacaphonous skronk and slime drudge work has carved their name in the wall of the sonically absurd for the rest of modern civilization. An integral part of the Los Angeles Free Music Society in their early incarnation, they relocated to Portland in the early 80s and even included rock scribe extraordinaire Richard Meltzer (of VOM fame) in their later years, yet have to this day remained and institution of boundless creativity of sound. K.K. Rampage have lived in the squalor of Chicagos most egregious forbidden zones for years without sunlight or nourishment, and their inclusion is defaulted in their steadfast stance of perpetuating mental decay, along with an inherent unhinged velocity of self-destruction. Scraping themselves off the wheels of despair and calamity, they squirm with disgusting energy destined for status comparable to scraps left by golden insects looking for veins in the darkness of the inner circles of insanity. Caged animals are frightened, children are worried, and the rotting smell of America is what makes this work on so many levels, and why K.K. Rampage is more of a lifestyle than a change of pants, in all their lurid abomination. The Floridian influence on this damaged crop of poisoned sprouts comes in the larval state of Insect Joy, a duo of crustaceous origin who obliterate the tranquility of a Gulf Coast sunset with a barbaric and drilling groove of mindless gravel-toned noise. With stunning soliloquies transmitted through broken electronic devices from bygone eras, these ambient cockroaches infest and occupy the darkest corners of the stratosphere, pulling throbbing tones of deaths knell out of seashells worn on tourist necklaces. Let the buzzing commence as Insect Joy devours yet another species of sacred origin, and devolves into their parasitic mindset set to ravage the clouded judgment of greener listeners looking for the only way out of the bag. The last nail in the coffin comes in an electric storm of ghastly proportions, where spirits that invade Ghost Moth anchor their way into the filthy fabric of our lives, and result in the impending physical breakdown everyone knows is right around the corner. Only from the ruinous backside of Brooklyn, NY, where art and ejaculation are both serious career options will negativity like this be a possibility. Ghost Moth vilify an age-old premise where confusion of sound and disruption of parallax combine to create a horrendous vision of a world turned inside out, and a frigid vision of a future where no individuals are allowed to defect from their path. As they forcibly detract from the outer levels of humanity with unsettling sounds that can kill the weak and break the unbreakable, they surreptitiously cling to the wall and let the evolutionary survival process take hold." -Todd Killings, VictimofTime. com 2008

Artist: CAVES
Title: Flood Room
Format: Cass
Label: Rampart
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"Caves is a relative newcomer to the scene, although youd never know it from the sound of his dense, flowing jams. Part Southern Gothic and part malevolent hippie mysticism, Flood Room is like a drunken eulogy; profane, reverent, and agonizingly tense." - Rampart.
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Artist: KRAKEN FURY
Title: Burn In Earth
Format: Double CDR
Label: Rampart
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"Thad Watson, formerly of Warmer Milks ("Radish on Light" era). Wildly ambitious, overdubbed instrumental basement prog. RIYL early Sun City Girls, late-80s SST, Attempt." - Rampart.
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Artist: THREE LEGGED RACE
Title: Ringing Order
Format: Cass
Label: Rampart
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"Robert Beatty (Hair Police, Eyes & Arms of Smoke, Burning Star Core) solo. As with most of his work, here he conujurs a layered, fully formed sound world, unpredictible and completely mind-altering." - Rampart.
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Artist: WARMER MILKS
Title: Tendertoe Blues
Format: Cass
Label: Rampart
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
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Artist: SLICING GRANDPA
Title: s/t
Format: 7"
Label: Randstock
Country: Germany
Price: $6.00
“Previously released Grandpa goodness from long gone tape and cdr editions featuring the raunchy boogie stomp menace of Grandpa IV, the hedonistic early-industrial vibe of Fuck You and the epic slow burner Falling On Grace that channels a underwater bridge from Berkeley to Port Chalmers. Labels are hand written and drawn. One time edition of 150 copies and 150 complete different jackets." - Randstock.

Artist: V/A
Title: Neu Ist Zeit - Augsburg 1979-1984
Format: LP
Label: Randstock
Country: Germany
Price: $22.00
"14 songs from the first wave punk/no wave/synth scene of Augsburg/Germany featuring Stalinorgel, Ameisensaure, Kalt, Pervers, Der Zustand, Schatten Unter Eis, Kurzschluss and Fog. None of this cassette underground stuff ever appeared on vinyl before and was mostly known only by the artists themselves. And even they mostly forgot what they recorded til I contacted them 28 years later.
Comes with hand made DIY jackets and booklet featuring liner notes, photos and fliers. Edition of 200 copies. - Randstock.
"Its releases like this that restore my faith in the world." - Rich Kroneiss, Terminal Boredom.
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Artist: BLACK ARTISTS GROUP
Title: In Paris, Aries 1973
Format: LP
Label: Rank
Country: Germany
Price: $28.00
"First ever reissue of this free jazz classic. Limited edition of 500 copies. Comes with an extensive essay on the Black Artists Group, printed on the inner sleeve. Written by Benjamin Looker, author of Point From Which Creation Starts: The Black Artists Group Of St. Louis." - Rank. 
"The Black Artists Group was an unit not unlike that of The Art Ensemble of Chicago. Except they only recorded this one document and it only came out in France on a label named after the group. This is squeaky, spindly stuff and very OPEN and a good indication of what was happening in the early 70s with members Oliver Lake (later of the World Saxophone Quartet) and Joseph Bowie (Art Ensembles Lester Bowies bro, later to start Defunkt). If you like Art Ensemble of Chicago (circa the 1970s) and the Human Arts Ensemble, youll like this recording." -Thurston Moore.

Artist: DOYLE PLUS 4, ARTHUR
Title: Alabama Feeling
Format: LP
Label: Rank
Country: Germany
Price: $27.00
"First ever LP reissue of this holy grail of free jazz. Limited edition of 500 copies on vinyl only. Under exclusive license from Arthur Doyle. Comes with original artwork and a printed inner sleeve with an article by Dan Warburton." A primitive, screaming blast of sound from 1978, featuring Doyle (Tenor Voice-O-Phone, Bass Voice-O-Phone, flute), Richard Williams (Fender bass), Rashied Sinan (drums), Bruce Moore (drums), Charles Stephens (trombone)." -Rank.
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Artist: KESZLER, ELI
Title: Livingston
Format: LP
Label: Rare Youth
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Debut LP by drummer/multi-instrumentalist Eli Keszler. A distinct composition in four parts, Livingston is a brooding and dark meditation for drums, crotales, guitar, clarinet, bowed percussion, Fender Rhodes, nail violin, and tapes. This is a rare kind of solo record, in that Elis obvious instrumental virtuosity is tempered with a refined sense of composition and emotional space. You dont get the sense that this is the work of a single musician. Furious outbursts of raw percussive energy are kept in check by floating, distended melodies, and moments of silence are interrupted by the jarring clarity of high-pitched bells being bowed at close intervals. At times sounding like an Indonesian gamelan being put through the wringer, and at others like the massive drone of an aeolian harp being played by the wind -- Livingston effectively combines the influences of composers like Giacinto Scelsi and Iannis Xenakis with the improvisational energy and atmosphere of an artist like Keiji Haino. Clocking it at just over 23 minutes, this is a potent piece of music and an auspicious debut by a very talented young artist. Limited edition of 300, with hand-screened covers. Definitely recommended to fans of Mirror, Organum, ESPdisk, nmperign, Jandek, Evan Parker and Paul Lytton, Gruppo Di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza, Phil Niblock, etc." -Rare Youth
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Artist: MARSHALL, LARRY
Title: Queer And Wonder
Format: LP
Label: Rare Youth
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"This album is a collection of songs from Larry Marshall, an elusive and mythic figure whose self-described Gothic Folk...from the future is presented here for the first time in glowing, psychedelic stereo-surround, etched on black wax. Larry has been living in Rhode Island for his entire life, and has performed at many of the storied (and now defunct) venues in and around Providence, RI. Despite this long history, his music is barely known outside of a small circle of close friends and die-hard local fans. Queer And Wonder is a collection of songs from Larrys catalog: three tracks were previously released on a small cassette edition from Unskilled Labor, and a track by the band Box Patrol (w/Larry on vocals and pitch-pipe), was previously released on a CDR by the legendary Fort Thunder Records. The LP is rounded off w/ a few live tracks from a solo gig in Manchester, England, a live radio session, and some collaborations unearthed from tapes found in Larrys apartment in West Warwick, RI. Edition of 350, covers designed by CF, w/ inserts / lyric sheet." -Rare Youth

Artist: MONSTURO
Title: F-44
Format: LP
Label: Rasbliutto
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Rasbliutto Recordings is very happy to make the transistion from a small run, cdr-only limited distribution label to a small run, vinyl and cd limited distribution label! We are celebrating with the release of this beautiful solo synth record from David Rothbaum, a major and humble force in the Los Angeles experimental music community. This record is a psychedelic study in stasis and density wonderfully realized on Dofner synthesizers as part of an ongoing project called Monsturo. limited edition of 200 in multi-color hand silkscreened and letterpressed covers." - Rasbliutto.

Artist: RATS WITH WINGS
Title: Aide-Memoire
Format: Double LP
Label: Rats With Wings
Country: Australia
Price: $40.00
"Double LP of material taken from CD-R releases: The Fish Rots From The Head (unreleased), Southern Oscillation Index (HoLR) CDR-RWW (MIR), Ratified Loopholes (AEN), Ashtray Cabbage (Fiend), Get And Put (Deadline), Out Vile Jelly! (Gold Soundz), Night Science and Underground Australia compilations (Cipher Productions). All covers with fried compact disc glue to the cover. Extremely limited."
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Artist: CHARLIE UNGRY
Title: The Chester Road Album
Format: LP
Label: Rave Up
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"You might think a combination of British heavy metal and something approaching powerpop is just a bit unlikely, but then there are these tracks, recorded in London, live in the studio in one day, during the summer 1977. A year later the band released a single from those tapes ("The House on Chester Road") that made it to #17 on the UK Independent Charts. They seem to have had no other releases, but continued to play in one configuration or another until splitting in the early 80s. Good looking 2-color jacket art with band photos and brief liner notes by their songwriter/bassist. Limited pressing." - Rave Up.

Artist: CHUZPE
Title: Anarchy Bla Bla...
Format: LP
Label: Rave Up
Country: Italy
Price: $16.00
"Chuzpe were the first austrian punk band. Born in 1977, they were really popular in the Wiens underground circuit. Their early tracks are a marvellous examples of europunk at the same level of Kids, Ivy Green, Panic ecc…This anthology contains all studio tracks recorded between 1977-80 (the punk years of the band). Including the tracks appeared on Wiener Blutraush compilation and their first 7”. Absolutely a must for every old Europe punk fan. 12 killer tunes!!! Buy it fast!!!!!Only 500 copies available!!!" - Rave Up.
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Artist: DEAD NITTELS
Title: Early Songs 1981-1983
Format: LP
Label: Rave Up
Country: Italy
Price: $19.00
"Formed in 1980, in order to show them all! The Schaeffer brothers Josef (bass ) and Manfred (drums) brought Herbert "Lörkas" Langer (guitar) on board, who had recently quit the Punk combo Pöbel. With singer Hannes the first line-up was complete. After the HEINZ NITTEL assassination (city councilor of the social democratic party in Austria who was murdered by palestine group ABU NIDAL on the first of may on his way to town hall) the band name was an obvious choice - DEAD NITTELS (following our musical heroes the DEAD KENNEDYS). The space in the Wiener Gassergasse (referred to as GAGA) offered by the autonomous youth centre was used as a rehearsal room. GAGA soon would become the nucleus of [close] viennes punk. A lot of legendary DEAD NITTELS concerts took place in that time. Their first concert however was a gig as a supporting act for the female punk band A-Gen53. after several reshuffles considering the position of the singer, Christian Koczera, nicknamed Hulk, took over. With him a second guitarist in the person of Michael Neumann, joined the band. In this line-up the DEAD NITTELS recorded the so- called green Kassette AntiNewWaveLiga. CRUDE AND STRONG EURO PUNK!!!" -Rave Up.

Artist: ED DAVIS BAND
Title: Keith Richards Dead
Format: LP
Label: Rave Up
Country: Italy
Price: $18.00
"Heres a collection of archival material from this mid-to-late-70s Cincinnati proto-punk band, with influences from MX-80 SOUND, THE RAMONES and PATTI SMITH, who played around town (largely at loft parties) between 1976 and 1979.  They did manage to release one 7" in 1978 that got some airplay on local radio, though apparently there were no other releases. There was also nobody named Ed Davis in the band, so there. This LP collects those 7" tracks as well as material from a radio broadcast, demos and a live track.  Cover art includes photos, liner notes and a band bio." -Rave Up. Cool Unnatural Axe-meets-Vertical Slit 70s beard punk - the single, while a winner, is one of the less appealing things on here. Highly recommended!
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Artist: GROUND ZERO
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Rave Up
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"Bringing to light a little-known but very creative corner of 70s avant-art-punk, this reissues all 8 very cool tracks from the 1979 "Ground Zero" 7" and the 1980 "Born to be Bombed" 7", the only releases by this Boston art/performance collective. Mixing quite good musicianship and songwriting, they augmented live performances with Dada-esque video collages run on multiple on-stage screens at totally underground DIY gigs in their own loft space. The packaging, including both jacket art and a full-sized, 2-sided, 4-color glossy insert, are full of the bands dada-industrial artwork, including a bunch of gig poster reproductions. Limited pressing." - Rave Up.

Artist: HARLOW & THE CUTTHROATS, GINA
Title: Live at Maxs Kansas City
Format: LP
Label: Rave Up
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"A reissue of the 1978 LP by this wild and raw New York City punk-wave-glam outfit fronted by exotic dancer-turned-singer/bassist Gina Harlow, this documents what was apparently only the bands 4th actual gig, playing high-energy 70s-style primitive punk with lots of social, political and religious satire. The trio gigged around town at all the ususal punk venues (CBGBs, Mudd Club, Hurrahs, Trax, and of course Maxs) until Gina left in 1980. Very good sound quality, black & white artwork with lots of photos of Gina (of course) plus a bunch of liner notes. Limited pressing." - Rave Up.

Artist: LUKE MUCUS & THE PHLEGM
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Rave Up
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"This collects 1978-80 recordings by a teenage Detroit punk band who took influences from the rants of THE SEX PISTOLS, the hard rock swagger of THE STOOGES, the primal buzzsaw punk of THE RAMONES, the showmanship of ALICE COOPER, and topping it off with FRANK ZAPPA-style satire to create their own sort of suburban Midwest stoner-kid noise, apparently either entrancing or completely pissing off their audiences at the time. 12 well-recorded studio tracks, packed in a 4-color jacket." - Rave Up.

Artist: LUKE WARM
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Rave Up
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"This was the 1980 reincarnation of the punky and primitive LUKE MUCUS & THE PHLEGM as a more audience-friendly new wave/powerpop group. It seems they had only one release, the 1980 "Jesus Chrysler/Why Dont You Like Me" 7" on their own label, which got them some notoriety, radio play and reviews. This LP collects those two tracks along with 8 more previously unreleased studio tracks from 1980-81, all very well produced and packed in a nice 2-color jacket." - Rave Up.

Artist: MACKENZIE, GREGOR AND THE MISANTHROPES
Title: Torture That Girl
Format: LP
Label: Rave Up
Country: Italy
Price: $16.00
"The definitive anthology of this very unconventional Minnesota band (sometimes compared to FRANK ZAPPA, THE RESIDENTS, or THE GIZMOS), this includes all the tracks from their four rare singles on the cult label Breaker Records between 1978-81, some of which have appeared on various "Killed by Death" and "Hyped by Death" volumes in recent years, plus many previously unreleased studio tracks, 24 songs in all. With good artwork, plus liner notes and band history by Gregor."-Rave Up

Artist: MOUTH TO MOUTH
Title: Gallery of Dolls
Format: 7"
Label: Rave Up
Country: Italy
Price: $7.00
"London-based punk band ft. Guy Greenhough and Jeff Jansen (both ex- VACANTS) plus Aussies Robert Crusti (guitar) and Andy Wright (farfisa) with sole (and sleeveless) single which was recorded at Grannys Studio in South London and mastered at RCA. Guy Greenhough in his own words: cant remember the drummers name, we had a spinal tap type thing with VACANTS as well. There was another song recorded at the session called Cruisin Soho which is more like an extended jam. 200 copies of Gallery Of Dolls / Life In The Subterrain were made and exclusively sold via Geoff Travis Rough Trade shop; comes with blank white, but rubber-stamped labels. Eventually the Aussies returned to Australia, Jeff Jansen went incognito and Guy Greenhough resurfaced in GREENHOUSE OF TERROR who released one 12 (Compulsion) on the Racket label in 1985." - Rave Up.

Artist: PLOD, THE
Title: Neo City
Format: LP
Label: Rave Up
Country: Italy
Price: $18.00
"The Mighty Plod" were formed in May 1972 by Colchester Musician Steve Greenfield. The original line-up was Michael Natkansk (drums), Martin Newell (vocals), Carl Symanski (bass), John Fitzsimons (guitar). Their music was based on glam rocks hits of the day such as Slade and Sweet, and a selection of rocknroll standards like Johnny B. Goode and Shakin all over done in a fast thrash style. In 1975 the band recorded five studio tracks including the amazing Neo City. The Mighty Plod turned up again in a feature on lost treasures from the Glam Rock era, the most important bands that got away, in the January 2002 Record Collector." - Rave Up. Martin Newells band prior to his 80s/90s Cleaners From Venus/solo recordings!
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Artist: PROJECTIONS
Title: Detroit Punk Rock History Repeats Itself
Format: 7"
Label: Rave Up
Country: Italy
Price: $7.00
"Mario Micheli (bass, vocals and littering), Tony Samuels (drums) and Johnny Spark (known outside of Detroit music circles as John Micheli, guitars, vocals and attitude) were The Projections, a punk/power pop/detroit/garage band formed in Detroit in the early 80s. 
In March of 1982, the band recorded their 7" Hyperactive/Individual, a solid punk wave two sider now really collectable. This EP contains their original recordings, the re-mastered 2009 versions and one great unreleased original tune!" - Rave Up.

Artist: SAUCERS/ALLIES
Title: 1978-81: East Bay Punks From The Streets Of Berkeley
Format: LP
Label: Rave Up
Country: Italy
Price: $18.00
"Disillusionment with the "mellow 70s" was turning to rage as the US waged a proxy war in Central America, and San Francisco ignited into fiery riots after the assassination of its mayor and first openly gay city council member. The Saucers reflected these times with caustic humor and impassioned social commentary. In 1980, the band after the departure of first keyboard player, Joey Michaels, renamed themselves The Allies, adding dynamic lead guitarist Craig Magee, formerly with Dyan Diamond (Runaways). With the addition of Magee, the band pivoted from the Saucers Farfisa-dominated garage punk to a more muscular, guitar-driven sound. Local music producer and KALX engineer Terry Hammer worked behind the scenes to get both bands into the studio, with varied results, on display here. He also recorded a number of live shows for the two groups, and its mostly thanks to his efforts that this music survives today. After the definitive split of the band, the drummer Jake Smith went on to join hardcore punk band Crucifix, played in an early version of Faith No More." - Rave Up.
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Artist: SHIT DOGS
Title: World War III
Format: LP
Label: Rave Up
Country: Italy
Price: $18.00
"The definitive collection of tracks by this nutcase Baton Rouge punk band who have previously appeared on Killed By Death #5 and #8«, this includes the tracks from their two mega-rare 7" releases, plus their track on the legendary 1980 "N.O. Experience Necessary" compilation LP, as well as previously unreleased cuts.  Imagine (if you can) a unique mix of 3-chord RAMONES-like melodies with HAWKWIND-style guitar freakouts and goofy lyrics and youve about got it.  16 tracks, plus liner notes and photos!" -Rave Up

Artist: SPECTACLES, THE
Title: Re-Spectacled
Format: LP
Label: Rave Up
Country: Italy
Price: $18.00
"Previously unreleased studio tracks, recorded in 1980, by this fairly obscure San Francisco new wave/artpop band that might remind you of early DEVO or PERE UBU with its angular, slightly dissonant melodies and tight musicianship.  Front cover art by Winston Smith; back cover includes photos and a band bio." -Rave Up

Artist: SPIKE
Title: Yeah Yeah... Baby!
Format: LP
Label: Rave UP
Country: Italy
Price: $19.00
"Primitive, sweaty and demented, these 1973 garage rock recordings were made by Eliot "Spike" Kagan, later of Syracuse NY basement proto-punkers THE PENETRATORS, while he was still in high school or just graduated. Lo-fi as all hell but with decent enough production that its actually listenable, you can still hear influences from THE VELVET UNDERGROUND, THE MODERN LOVERS, FRANK ZAPPA, THE FUGS and others on these surprisingly well-written songs. Four hi-gloss color cover with artwork thats appropriately teenage goofy, plus 2-sided insert with detailed liner notes on each song. Limited pressing." -Rave Up.

Artist: STORMTROOPER
Title: Im A Mess
Format: LP
Label: Rave Up
Country: Italy
Price: $18.00
"This British band first formed and disbanded in a fury in 1975, just before the birth of punk, recording a 4-song demo (universally rejected by labels) and playing one live show before calling it quits.  The band reformed 2 years later, and 2 of those demo tracks were released on the Solent label with a total of 3000 pressed.  Tony Parsons, reviewing the record in NME, called it "about as musical as the sound of a commuter being shoved under a tube train at rush hour," and Jon Savage in Sounds had something similar to say about this garagey early mixture of heavy metal, hard rock and hard punk.  More studio recordings were made, though they remained unreleased until now.  Cover art includes photos, band bio and vintage press clips." -Rave Up

Artist: STREETKIDZ
Title: Looking For A Thrill
Format: LP
Label: Rave Up
Country: Italy
Price: $17.00
"The Streetkidz were a bunch of NYC rockers that released only one rare EP in 1981 with three tracks (Go To School / Easy Way Out / In The IRA) on their own label (CK). Their sound is a mix of punk and hard rock in the same vein of many NYC band of the period.The MC5, Stooges, NY Dolls, and the punk explosion of the mid to late 1970s were the main inluences of the band that was quite popular at Maxs Kansas City and CBGB. This anthology contains ALL STUDIO MATERIAL, and it will be a must for every fan of Dictators and original NYC punk rock! Dig it fast!!!!" -Rave Up.

Artist: WARM JETS, THE
Title: Wanna Start A War
Format: LP
Label: Rave Up
Country: Italy
Price: $18.00
"Philadelphias punk rock finest band! Started in 1977, the band was really popular at the The Hot Club, one of the main punk venues in USA. They had a punk ethos, but laced with a potent pop mentality and a big sense of pure theatricality that reminded one of suck disparate outfits as Sparks, The Weirdos, Lance Louds Mumps and The Dickies, not to mention The Monkees! Unfortunately the band recorded only one acetate and few studio tracks that you can find in this anthology that contains the best production of their unlucky career!!! Pure US punk genius, grab this!!!" -Rave Up.

Artist: PRINTS OF DARKNESS
Title: Zindabad
Format: LP
Label: Ravi
Country: USA
Price: $27.00
 "Raw, exciting and really quite excellent... fans of fuzz will find a feast of it on this set. The Prints turn in enjoyable readings of Summertime, Morning Dew, and Country Joe & the Fishs Rock and Soul Music, but its their original numbers that really stand out… The bands bottled-up creative energy comes bursting to a head on the culminating number, Oh Color the Shadowy Distance, which starts out as an ramatic Doors-in-the-garage exercise atop a Tobacco Road-type stomp riff, before levitating into a psychedelic instrumental section that sounds a bit like Jorma Kaukonen jamming with the Velvet Underground. Thrilling stuff." —Mike Stax, Ugly Things.

"This is the story of a sixties garage band… only this one was based in Lahore, West Pakistan, where there was a small American community and a funky school in an old British Raj-era bungalow. September 1967: Skip Boyce had a drum kit assembled from various shops in Penang during a family vacation and Danny Carr had a Framus bass and a huge amp. Lets start a band! New kid Steve Davy provided the missing link. Add his psychedelic Hofner guitar and small amp and the Great Flower Famine was born. "Lets just play songs with three chords (Gloria, Louie Louie and For Your Love were the first three); more followed: Stones, Animals, Kinks, Doors. Old friend Travis "Smokey" Henderson was in the States, but returned to Lahore and joined as lead guitarist. John Sligh was added as lead singer because he liked the same tunes the others did and looked cool. By the end of the school year, the Famine was a tight unit—the best rock band in West Pakistan. September 1968: a years worth of new music, and new influences—Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, the San Francisco groups. Meanwhile, Steve bought a Hofner violin bass like Paul McCartney, Skip returned from the States with a full set of Ludwig drums like Ringo, and a new redheaded kid arrived by the name of Richard Woodbury. His addition and a new name for the band (Prints of Darkness) gave the group a new style. Their repertoire expanded. September 1969: One addition to the personnel—Roberta "Bourbon" Kilgore as vocalist. The Prints started writing their own tunes in earnest. On May 22, 1970, they played their last show and for the first time in three years, the instruments went in different directions afterwards. And so did the Prints. In the bands final year, several of their shows were recorded using a single open mic and a standard quarter-inch reel-to-reel tape recorder. The best tracks have been cleaned up and compiled for this release on Ravi Records, a label set up by music mail order company Metro Music. The release is a true labor of love, with no corners cut, and no expense spared on the sound restoration, mastering and packaging. The heavy-vinyl LP is housed in a super-deluxe gatefold sleeve modeled on the Stones "High Tide and Green Grass," complete with a lavishly illustrated and annotated booklet. Hand-numbered limited edition." - Ravi

Artist: SHOES THIS HIGH
Title: s/t
Format: 7"
Label: Raw Power
Country: New Zealand
Price: $6.00
"A long overdue 4 track ep re-issue from this Wellington art-punk band from1980. This is how a bunch of Wellington teenagers saw the rapid rise of the no wave of the late 70s & early 80s punk rock movement. Abrasive & jarring - this was Wellington punk at its finest! MRR called it "absolutely must-have for any DIY punk fan"." - Raw Power. "Absolutely essential must-have for the developing legions of UK late-70s DIY punk fans. First track last heard on the Killed By Death DIY comp from three or four years back that was mastered about 25% too fast. This reissue of their sole 45 is at proper speed and all four tracks are killer-diller slop-pop. New Zealand amateur hour genius from 1980. Compare to GORDONS, FALL and PRATS." -MRR. Features Brent Hayward (on "vocals, comb and paper" ?!!) who later went on to more DIY greatness with Smelly Feet and Kiwi Animal.
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Artist: AHLZAGAILZEHGUH
Title: Misinterpreted Injury
Format: Double 7"
Label: Razors And Medicine
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"By now ahlzagailzehguh has become established as one of the current leaders of harsh/cut-up noise. misinterpreted injury, his first release on the 7 format deals with the trauma associated with the loss of a kidney at the age of 9. it consists of four meticulous side long tracks that display complete control of left-right speaker counterpoint, frequency manipulation, and overall compositional form. this is not your typical harsh noise study, but a true masterwork. the artwork was designed by james himself and is pro-printed folding on cardstock with front, back, and inner design. the first 7 is translucent red and the second is translucent yellow, both featuring printed labels." - Razors And Medicine.

Artist: MARK LORD
Title: Pussy St. Tape
Format: LP
Label: Razors And Medicine
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Reissue of CFs tape originally released on Nazot. Pressed on vinyl in an edition of 100 copies for the Mark Lord / Stillbirth tour this past December. Essential Lord material. Best possible stasis. Christopher has mastered his universe and though there are plenty of followers, no one can touch the original." - Razors And Medicine.
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Artist: FUREKAABEN
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Røde Roser
Country: Denmark
Price: $22.00
"Even rarer than their first LP, Prinsesseværelset, this is a masterpiece of experimental acid folk jams.Totally stoned, the music springs out of collective improvisation. Sometimes the playing is completely free with no other basis than the listeners and the room, At other times the improvisation centers upon Hans Vindings words and tunes." - Mutant Sounds. Reissue of 1971 LP.
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Artist: FRIENDSOUND
Title: Joyride
Format: LP
Label: RCA
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Exact repro reissue; originally issued on RCA in 1969. This is a true classic curio in the RCD catalog, with a look signifying a shared attitude with early Jefferson Airplane -- is an experimental free-jam LP with real musique concrete zonk... Officially the group was made up of ex-members of Paul Revere & The Raiders -- Drake Levin, Phil Volk & Michael Smith -- who had formed a group called Brotherhood who released two albums for RCA. In between those two releases, the trio teamed up with a few session musicians as Friendsound, releasing Joyride. This record isnt as good as After Bathing at Baxters -- because, frankly, nothing is. But its got the same spirit and a lot of the same effects -- swiped a year and a half later. A tribute? Or just an annoyance to JA (who could never realistically follow up Baxters?? If you want acid rambling about rhubarb pie, this record delivers in spades. Why it exists, or why it has been reissued -- the mystery continues."

Artist: ARTHUR
Title: In Search Of
Format: LP
Label: RD
Country: Switzerland
Price: $32.00
"Long awaited release of this psychedelic/acid folk masterpiece from the North. Arthur was a Canadian musician who recorded this unique masterpiece as a demo-only one sided album on the "Two Dot" label in Colorado in 1969. Only a hand full of demo copies were released and sent out to major labels to get a record deal. This happened only later after he signed with Tumbleweed Records and released two albums as Arthur Gee. This first ever official release includes his complete demo lp, unreleased sessions and his mega rare 45 rpm both from before the LP and recorded in Canada. The music can be described as a mixture of Perry Leopold, William C.Beeley and early Pink Floyd (his 45 rm) which is pure magic. Talking about psychedelic/acid folk albums, this is one of the top five best ever lps in this genre! Simply a record for the Isle, and housed in one of the best hippie psychedelic covers ever... Pressed on heavy audiophile vinyl, ultra heavy old style cardboard sleeve and an insert with a bio written by Arthur." - RD.
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Artist: COUNTRY WEATHER
Title: Country Weather
Format: Double LP
Label: RD
Country: Switzerland
Price: $54.00
"Long awaited release of the best unsigned San Francisco band of the 60s! Side 1 is the now legendary 1969 1-sided demo-only LP from the remastered mastertape. Side 2 are studio recordings from the Church in San Anselmo, CA in 1971. Side 3 and 4 are live recordings from the Walnut Creek Civic Center, CA in 1970. The front cover was done by the legendary 60s poster artist Randy Tuten. The booklet includes hitherto unseen photos and the story of the band told by the different musicians. Pressed on heavy audiophile vinyl; comes with a heavy old style cardboard foldout cover and a multi page insert." - RD. Very highly recommended!
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Artist: HARPER, ARTHUR LEE
Title: Memories
Format: LP
Label: RD
Country: Switzerland
Price: $32.00
"What we have here are songs Arthur Lee Harper recorded during the time of his 2 albums Dreams and Imagination and Love is the Revolution. These songs are on neither album. Imagine the best you know of him. Sadly, Arthur Lee Harper died in 2002 the night after his wife was killed in a car accident. What you hear on this album is his legacy, authorized by his children.Lp comes in ULTRA THICK DELUXE COVER!" - RD.

Artist: MAD DOG
Title: Dawn of the Seventh Sun
Format: LP
Label: RD
Country: Switzerland
Price: $30.00
"Monstrous & unreleased at the time heavy/psychedelic/West coast artifact of the highest order. This is one of the five best ever promo only releases to emerge from California. Only released in a quantity of a couple of copies to get a major record deal that never materialized. Three of the songs were used in a low-budget biker flick called Black Angels. The original demo LP had only a plain black label with no kinds of credits. We found this hidden gem looking for unreleased music by the band The Zoo of Presents Chocolate Moose fame. Pressed on heavy audiophile vinyl, ultra heavy old style cardboard sleeve and an insert with unseen pictures and a band bio written by Morgan Cavett." - RD.
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Artist: MISTRESS
Title: New Ground
Format: LP
Label: RD
Country: Switzerland
Price: $24.00
"This was basically a follow-up band of Country Weather as a trio featuring Greg Douglass and Bill Baron. Mistress played all over the San Francisco Bay Area for the better part of a year. They had it all going for them, the songs, the musicianship, drive, ambition, the right attitude, the fans, everything, everything that is except for time; they didnt give it enough before they called it quits. Their first gig was June 15, 1973 and their last was July 14, 1974 and in between there was a ton of fun and a lot of hard rockin. The first time lightning struck for Mistress was in 1996, when TaXim Records in Germany released their original album Free Flyte. The second time that lightning struck Mistress is now, with the release of New Ground, a new album of old music. The music on New Ground is taken from some early rehearsals, demos and radio broadcasts. There are also tracks from Wally Heiders famed San Francisco recording studios. This was in the final days with their new drummer Chuck Burgi who had just replaced Bill Baron about a month before. This was all in an effort to streamline and make their sound a little leaner and meaner and it worked like magic, these are some of their hottest recordings. The insert includes photos of the band and the story told by the different musicians." -RD.

Artist: NEW AGE,THE
Title: All Around
Format: LP
Label: RD
Country: Switzerland
Price: $24.00
"This is what can be called one of the major sensations in the raga-influenced psychedelic/acid folk field. Also some of the earliest recordings in this genre and hitherto unreleased. After the release of the Light of Day album in 1966 the now legendary Pat Kilroy and Susan Graubard went on with playing and creating music together. What you hear on this album is what they recorded for Warner Brothers in the summer of 1967, a true groundbreaking adventure of the highest order. They expanded in the direction they started in 1966 and the result is far beyond and superior to everything I heard from that time period before in this musical style except for Tim Buckley. No wonder that it didnt come out at that time because those recordings were for sure far too adventurous for Warner Brothers and also for almost every other leading music company at the time. Incredible -- and I mean INCREDIBLE raga-influenced psychedelic/acid folk with some of the best songwriting I know of with monstrous lyrics and deep lead vocals. Also a wide range of instruments were played like incredible raga-esque acoustic guitar, electric bass, Spanish cowbells, bell tree, silver flute, bamboo flutes, viola, tamboura, conga drums, tables, acoustic and electric bass and tambourine. Pat Kilroy sadly died of Hodgkins disease in December of 1967 at a very young age. If this record had a proper release at the time, it would be a major classic and a milestone today in the psychedelic history book. Be ready for an incredible musical trip along with an amazing, long and very intense story behind." Features long/detailed liner notes by Susan Graubard (who also played on Robbie Bashos The Falconers Arm,Vol.1) and a great package overall -- worthy of the hype as a major rediscovery!"-RD
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Artist: ORKUSTRA
Title: Orkustra
Format: LP
Label: RD
Country: Switzerland
Price: $24.00
"Here is what we would name some of the best, most important, unreleased at the time, historical and lost West coast psychedelic recordings ever. This legendary band includes none other that the famed Kenneth Anger soundtrack Creator Bobby Beausoleil as well as a very young David La Flamme, before starting his legendary band Its A Beautiful Day. As for the music, we are talking waaaaayyy out tunes here! The complete B-side features a single long tune which can best be described as Theatre of Eternal Music (the famed Pre-Velvet Underground La Monte Young/ John Cale Drone Band) meets Its A Beautiful Day. This is the missing link between the Drone avant-garde and the hippie scene symbolized by two people that couldnt be further apart. On the other side you will find Middle Eastern influenced hippie psychedelic jams that will remind you of bands like the Beat Of The Earth. No gimmicks, just a true slice of pure acid psychedelia. Sit back and enjoy a very bizarre ride." - RD
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Artist: PEACE, BREAD & LAND BAND
Title: Peace, Bread & Land Band
Format: LP
Label: RD
Country: Switzerland
Price: $24.00
...Spirito-Politico Folk Rock 1969-78. "This was basically Sid Browns band (ex Spike-Drivers). When he moved from the Detroit area to San Francisco he went to the Ali Akbar College of Music in Berkeley and formed Peace, Bread & Land Band. They made some recordings. After that the band moved north and released a 10" EP Liberation Music in an oversized envelope (full of 60s motives) and later on a 7" EP. They later changed their name to Peace, Bread & Land and made one album Sid is not very proud of. Thats why he parallelly did one record on his own: Modality Stew. The songs are from all periods with all the songs on the 10" EP." - RD.
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Artist: SPEED LIMIT 35
Title: Speed Limit 35
Format: LP
Label: RD
Country: Switzerland
Price: $30.00
"Unreleased at the time, recordings from 1970/71 by this band from North Carolina with member Stephen Scott ex Ladies WC, the legendary band from Venezuela. He was the main songwriter, bass player and lead singer on the monstrous Ladies WC album. He joined Speed Limit 35 in fall of 1968 after his departure from Venezuela. The band also rehearsed in a club called The Zoo along with the legendary Christopher, that released their mega rare LP Whatcha Gonna Do? on the Chris-Tee label. The music on this album was recorded partly in the studio and partly live when Speed Limit 35 was the opening act for Steppenwolf in April 1970. What you hear are fantastic long heavy psychedelic/West coast styled jams with great guitar leads. It sounds like a mixture between Kristyl, Chirco and Tayles. Pressed on heavy audiophile vinyl, ultra heavy old style cardboard sleeve and an insert with a bio written by Stephen Scott." - RD.
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Artist: SPIKEDRIVERS
Title: Folk Rocking Innovation From The Motor City In The Mid 60´s
Format: CD
Label: RD
Country: Switzerland
Price: $19.00
"Long expected for release and here it is -- one of the best hippie Westcoast releases with deep emotions, unique eastern influenced songwriting/ instrumentation, jingling guitars and mystic vocals -- a real masterpiece (most songs were never released)! The first incarnation of this band consisted of Marycarol and Sid Brown (both later in the Peace, Bread & Land Band), Ted Lucas, Larry Cruse and Richard Keelan (later in the band Perth County Conspiracy). They made a fantastic single on OM Records in 1966 and taught the Paul Butterfield Blues Band how to jam on these ethnic sounds you hear on the album East-West. They recorded for Atlantic Records where Ahmet Ertegun supervised and Tom Dowd engineered the sessions. They were offered a dream contract on the spot but Ted Lucas said that he didnt want to work for a Turk. Shortly afterward they split and the three without Lucas and Keelan added Marshall Rubinoff and Ron Cobb. In 1967 they recorded some tracks that are featured on this album. Side 1 is Spike-Drivers 1 (with the two songs of the first single). Side 2 is Spike-Drivers 2. Contains detailed bio and photos, great artwork by Sid Brown." - RD.

Artist: WEST COAST NATURAL GAS
Title: Twos A Pair
Format: CD
Label: RD
Country: Switzerland
Price: $22.00
"An album full of vintage 1966-1968 music by the band that brought you the incredible Hashish on the legendary San Francisco Sampler Fifth Pipe Dream. First ever release of this killer Westcoast psychedelic monster that took many years to complete!!! West Coast Natural Gas started in 1965 in Seattle. In early 1967 they went to San Francisco to work for a local music manager named Matthew Katz. Katz was the original manager for Jefferson Airplane, Moby Grape and later also Its a Beautiful Day. He talked West Coast Natural Gas into signing a contract with him but being young and stupid, they didnt realize at the time that they had basically signed everything over to him. They went into the studio and recorded some original tunes: A Favor, Go Run and Play, The Jumping Frog, Hashish, Water or Wine, Beyond This Place, and Twos A Pair. In early 1968 the band broke up and went back to Seattle. Katz released a single -- Go Run and Play / A Favor on his S.F. Sound label under the name West Coast Natural Gas. Later he released a compilation album -- the first San Francisco Sound sampler -- called Fifth Pipe Dream. The four songs mentioned before, Water or Wine, Hashish, Beyond This Place and Twos A Pair were the ones recorded by WCNG and relabeled by Katz as Indian Puddin and Pipe. This superb release includes all the above mentioned songs, plus others from acetates. As a big surprise we found another four never before heard songs. All recorded 1966 in a local Seattle Recording Studio before they even went to San Francisco, all of which are included in this great release. A pinnacle of the West Coast psychedelic acid scene." - RD.
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Artist: WEST COAST NATURAL GAS
Title: Twos A Pair
Format: Double LP
Label: RD
Country: Switzerland
Price: $25.00
"An album full of vintage 1966-1968 music by the band that brought you the incredible Hashish on the legendary San Francisco Sampler Fifth Pipe Dream. First ever release of this killer Westcoast psychedelic monster that took many years to complete!!! West Coast Natural Gas started in 1965 in Seattle. In early 1967 they went to San Francisco to work for a local music manager named Matthew Katz. Katz was the original manager for Jefferson Airplane, Moby Grape and later also Its a Beautiful Day. He talked West Coast Natural Gas into signing a contract with him but being young and stupid, they didnt realize at the time that they had basically signed everything over to him. They went into the studio and recorded some original tunes: A Favor, Go Run and Play, The Jumping Frog, Hashish, Water or Wine, Beyond This Place, and Twos A Pair. In early 1968 the band broke up and went back to Seattle. Katz released a single -- Go Run and Play / A Favor on his S.F. Sound label under the name West Coast Natural Gas. Later he released a compilation album -- the first San Francisco Sound sampler -- called Fifth Pipe Dream. The four songs mentioned before, Water or Wine, Hashish, Beyond This Place and Twos A Pair were the ones recorded by WCNG and relabeled by Katz as Indian Puddin and Pipe. This superb release includes all the above mentioned songs, plus others from acetates. As a big surprise we found another four never before heard songs. All recorded 1966 in a local Seattle Recording Studio before they even went to San Francisco, all of which are included in this great release. A pinnacle of the West Coast psychedelic acid scene." - RD. Deluxe gatefold LP version.
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Artist: RESIDUAL ECHOES
Title: First Album
Format: LP
Label: Re
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Fried, DIY psych rock from a devoted fan of Comets on Fire and Six Organs of Admittance (theyre thanked for their wisdom) and Pink Floyd. Long, distorted meandering tracks featuring "that sound" from an indiscriminate time where drugs reign above all and the clock is always set for snooze.  Years down the road, you will be playing this for someone and you will honestly have to tell them, "I dont know," when they ask where they can get one. Packaged in handmade sleeves."
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Artist: HANS-A-PLAST
Title: 2
Format: LP
Label: Re-Force
Country: Germany
Price: $18.00
"An official reissue of the 2nd album by this very popular German punk band, first released on the No Fun label in 1981. More catchy tunes in a style reminiscent of 70s British punk� meets German cabaret, with snotty, sarcastic female vocals and�lots of musical clowning around.� With 24-page booklet of lyrics, photos, artwork, rants, jokes, etc." - Re-Force.

Artist: BUKOWSKI, CHARLES
Title: Reads His Poetry
Format: LP
Label: Real Gone
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
""This is Charles Bukowski. Well, let me just sit here and drink beer." Thus begins the September 14, 1972 poetry reading from which this 1980 release on John Faheys Takoma label is drawn. This is quintessential Bukowski, from the rude n crude drawing that adorns the front cover to the belches that punctuate the poems. As for the work itself, its not really what youd commonly conceive of as poetry, but rather observations and vignettes drawn from lifes darker side, focusing on perversions, poverty, drunkenness, gambling, and bodily functions. But Bukowskis bemused air and self-deprecating humor blunt the shock value of the words and emphasize the universality of the themes. "I want you to hate me," he says to the audience, but its hopeless-he is one of us. We at Real Gone are rescuing this recording from the clinical, digital world of the compact disc and restoring it to its proper vinyl format. If there were ever an echo of the analog world, this album would be it." -Real Gone.
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Artist: JODOROWSKY, ALEXANDRO
Title: El Topo: Soundtrack Album
Format: LP
Label: Real Gone
Country: USA
Price: $31.00
"Championed by everybody from John Lennon to Peter Gabriel to Marilyn Manson - and decried by establishment critics ranging from Vincent Canby to Gene Siskel - El Topo remains one of the most controversial movies ever made. Director Alejandro Jodorowskys bizarre, blood-soaked blend of spaghetti Western, druggy surrealism, Christian allegory, Zen Buddhist themes and avant-garde sensibilities gave rise to the entire midnight movie counterculture phenomenon of the early 70s and forever changed the way adventurous audiences viewed film. Or, for that matter, heard film; for no soundtrack, before or since, has embraced so many styles in its pursuit of spiritual and artistic goals. Atonal, Tibetan Buddhist thighbone trumpets clash with beautiful, even sentimental, chamber orchestra pieces alongside pan flute rhapsodies, brass bands and parlor jazz; that Jodorowsky himself composed the score - after, no doubt, intently studying the work of Morricone - is almost as impressive an artistic achievement as the film itself. Now, Real Gone Music, in partnership with ABKCO Music & Records, is issuing this one-of-a-kind soundtrack album on LP for the first time since the original release produced by Allan Steckler for Apple Records back in 1971. Whats more, the four-page booklet boasting some of the films hallucinogenic imagery that came with the original release will be included in the gatefold LP reissue. Mastered by Joe Yannece at Classic Sound in New York, and produced for reissue by ABKCOs in-house Engineer Teri Landi and Mick Gochanour, with tape transfers by Landi, lacquer cutting by Carl Rowatti at TruTone Mastering and a 180-gram vinyl pressing, Real Gone/ABKCOs release of El Topo on LP fully captures Jodorowskys singular sonic vision." - Real Gone.

Artist: JODOROWSKY, ALEXANDRO
Title: The Holy Mountain: Original Soundtrack (Blue Vinyl)
Format: Double LP
Label: Real Gone Music
Country: USA
Price: $39.00
Blue LP version; limited edition of 500. "One of the ironies of the career of Chilean-born filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky is that while he is best known as a visual stylist, his most avid and loyal champions have often been musicians. When Jodorowsky arrived in New York from Mexico City in 1970 carrying a copy of the then-unreleased El Topo, it was the jazz producer Alan Douglas who bought the distribution rights to the film. When Jodorowsky and Douglas were looking for a venue in which to screen El Topo, it was John Lennon and Yoko Ono who asked for it to run at midnight following their short-film festival at New Yorks Elgin Cinema. After six months of sold-out midnight screenings at the Elgin, it was Lennons manager, Allen Klein (ABKCOs founder), who bought the rights to El Topo and agreed to produce its follow-up, The Holy Mountain. And when Jodorowsky wanted, in his words, another kind of music -- something that wasnt entertainment, something that wasnt a show, something that went to the soul, something profound, for the soundtrack to The Holy Mountain, forward came jazz legend Don Cherry and crack studio musician (and one-time Archie) Ron Frangipane to share composing and (along with Jodorowsky) conducting duties. And, boy, did they deliver -- the score to The Holy Mountain is every bit as hallucinatory as the fantastic visual imagery in the film itself. The deep, primordial chants that begin the movie, Trance Mutation, give way to an almost jaunty percussion-and-plucked-strings melody, Pissed and Passed Out. On the next track, Violence of the Lambs, a single flute is slowly joined by a set of mournful strings while, onscreen, Gestapo-like soldiers in gas masks parade with bloody lamb carcasses on sticks. Drink It, an upbeat sitar folk melody, follows, briefly accompanying the main protagonist The Thiefs ill-considered decision to guzzle tequila (or sleeping potion). Then there is Christs 4 Sale, a blaring orchestral riff that sounds like it was ripped from a 1950s swords-and-sandals epic. The next track, Cast Out and Pissed, begins with a beelike buzz, then is overwhelmed by a cacophony of drums, horns, and, finally, screaming. Eye of the Beholder which follows, changes moods entirely once again -- a string section swells with overwrought romanticism. (Onscreen, a group of young prostitutes prays in a church. One of them later walks arm and arm with a chimpanzee.) And then there is Communion, a brooding, trumpet-led number that would be at home on the noir-steeped Chinatown soundtrack. (As Communion plays, the Thief is not driving through Los Angeles at night but eating the face off a statue of Christ.) This veritable cornucopia of musical styles would be more than enough to fill an entire movie. It would be more than enough to fill three movies. But in fact, the eight musical compositions described above play entirely in The Holy Mountains first 24 minutes. Still ahead lie the hard rock of Psychedelic Weapons, the pomp and circumstance of the waltz Miniature Plastic Bomb Shop, the gospel-inflected sax of Isla (The Sapphic Sleep), and so on. Every one of the 24 tracks on the films soundtrack presents another vertiginous twist in the philosophical and spiritual journey that is The Holy Mountain. The double-LP edition features liner notes by New York Times contributor Eric Benson that include exclusive quotes from Jodorowsky himself, festooned with copious production stills. Produced for release by Grammy-winning producer Teri Landi and Mick Gochanour, and mastered from the original tapes by Joe Yannece (with lacquer cutting on the LP by Carl Rowatti at Trutone Mastering), this long-awaited release of Alejandro Jodorowskys The Holy Mountain: Original Soundtrack offers a major addition to the soundtrack canon and a completely unique listening experience." - Real Gone Music.

Artist: CONNORS, LOREN
Title: Evangeline
Format: LP
Label: Recital
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Recital present the first-time vinyl issue of Loren Connorss Evangeline, originally released as a limited CD in 1998. Evangeline finds Connors working in a narrative structure. This album trails the story of Evangeline, the heroine of an epic-poem written in 1847. Lorens guitar tone follows the weary landscapes and mournful souls of the characters. Thematically, Evangeline falls in line with the other romantic Connors LPs Recital has published, Airs (2015) and Lullaby (2016), though with a defining arc in direction. Parallel guitar preludes begin this collection, leading to distant ballads in spheres of reverb. Suzanne Langille softly singing on the first track sets this album as a childs fable. As longing, clouded in dreams of loss and devotion. Includes an 8.5"x11" insert: a story written by Suzanne Langille based on the epic poem, Evangeline; Includes restored audio and new artwork by Loren Connors; Remastered for vinyl by Sean McCann; Edition of 500." - Recital.

Artist: CRAIG, IAN WILLIAM
Title: Durbe
Format: CD
Label: Recital
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Ian shared this live performance with me in January of 2017, while I was living in London for work. I fell asleep countless times whilst listening to this, day and night. After some arm twisting Ian agreed to let me publish it. He had not planned on releasing it officially. Durbē embodies the most elegant and meditative aspects of Ians music. Live, Ians music is able to stretch and fold and soak. These long-form takes show how purely structure and melody rotate within him. In the fall of 2016, Ian performed these recordings in a 14th-century Latvian church. This environment kissed Ians cheek that evening, and he sang in top form, ascending into the rafters." - Sean McCann. Six-panel wallet encasement, with photography by the artist. Edition of 200 (one-time pressing).

Artist: ENO, ROGER
Title: This Floating World
Format: LP
Label: Recital
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"This Floating World is the newest solo work by Roger Eno since 2008. This Floating World holds rustic and melancholic piano works, as grey and mossy as a country cottage. Recital label head Sean McCann on Roger Eno: "I hear the LP chiming from the dark corners of a pub, soaking in the damp wood like spilled ale. I first fell in love with Rogers music through his 1985 debut album Voices, which cradled many rainy and caffeinated mornings when I was living in San Francisco years back. He played on the infamous Apollo - Atmospheres & Soundtracks(1983), and recorded a theme for the Dunesoundtrack (1984). String pads and veils of reverb pour through those processed tracks. I later rediscovered Roger Eno in a different light with his 1997 album The Music of Neglected English Composers. A playful and beautiful album of chamber pieces guised as the works of forgotten (and fabricated) composers from the past century. His compositional sensibilities remind me of my favorite recent English composers... Hobbs, White, Bryars, Skempton, etc. This Floating World feels like a hybrid of these two styles, a melding of both his ambient and prelude-esque compositions. Warm and feathered furniture music. In our communication Roger has been a real charmer, ending every email with "Roger and out." A curious fellow, with a knack for tracing the understated beauties of this world." - Recital. Includes brief stories written by Roger in a 12-page booklet, alongside his photography. Edition of 500.

Artist: FONTANA, GIOVANNI
Title: Epigenetic Poetry
Format: LP
Label: Recital
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"An anthology documenting the sound works by the Italian sound poet Giovanni Fontana (b. 1946). These pieces, dating from 1968 – 2014, are scarcely available; culled from cassette magazines and art-book compendiums, along with two unreleased recordings. Fontana has been a pioneer of Italian visual poetry, sound poetry, and experimental theater since the mid-1960s. Together with peer Adriano Spatola, Giovanni worked on the publication Tam Tam (founded in 1972). He also rode in the same wagon as Arrigo Lora-Totino, splicing, pasting, and folding the compass of Italys intermedia.

In one light, Fontanas voice erects a brutal and guttural effigy of man, primitive and hermetic. Yet, stepping to the side – one can see the thin strands of support bolstering such combustibles. As chested-strings of a piano, Fontana strikes firmly across the resonating spread of discovery and acceptance. In addition to voice; jaw-harp, guitar, whistle, piano, and harpsichord are featured in these recordings, though the musical elements are secondary to the voice. Mouth, throat, and even nose [Poema a naso features a microphone inserted in the nostril] take the stage-light.

The interconnection between Giovannis visual and audio artwork is significant. Words twist and dissolve; blotted with ink, soaring across an empty score. This album acts as a frame for these 14 pieces, which can be seen as they are heard – spilling from speakers as letters meeting paper. First edition (315 copies) includes 16 page 9"x9" pamplhet with 3 critical essays: “Hypervox and electrophonic mask” by Giovanni Fontana, “Giovanni Fontana: Poetry as Action and Sound” by Patrizio Peterlini, “Giovannis Adventures in Mediumland” by Jean-Pierre Bobillot. Color images (score excerpts, artwork, etc.) and Program Notes written by Fontana" - Recital.

"Fucking brilliant Sound Poetry rescue by Recital. Giovanni Fontana is a Sound Poet active from the late 60s right up to today. Epigenetic Poetry is a survey of his career and is really fantastic. The first nine pieces are from 1968- 1983 and the last five are from between 1993 and 2014. I got a little nervous when the newer stuff started as increased technology is usually a detrimental factor, but, no worries, the newer pieces are just as great as the old ones. This is top notch Sound Poetry with a lot of tape work and some instruments. Epigenetic Poetry is right up there with the best Alga Marghen Sound Poetry reissues. Anybody who is interested in Modern composition should be very interested in Sound Poetry. Comes with a beautiful and informative colour booklet. If you are unfamiliar with Sound Poetry, this would be a great place to dive in." - Scott Foust.

Artist: FRIEL, PETER, MATTEA LANDRY, ERIC SCHMID
Title: Password / Chamber Music
Format: 7"
Label: Recital
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Password is a short radio-play about the art world. Chamber Music is the trio performing Tibetan throat singing, inspired by a recent internet image: the hipster chart of esoteric music (see below). Edition of 80." - Recital.

Artist: HIGGINS, DICK
Title: Poems And Metapoems
Format: LP
Label: Recital
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Recital present a reissue of Dick Higginss Poems And Metapoems, originally released on cassette by New Wilderness Audiographics in 1982. Label head Sean McCann on the reissue: "Since the beginning of Recital, I have been trying to publish the work of Dick Higgins. He is a chief figure in my artistic world, a hero of mine. And now, with the assistance of Charlie Morrow, it has finally happened. The first vinyl album ever published of Higgins! Many know Dick Higgins as the father of intermedia, a key player in the birth of fluxus, and the owner/operator of the fabulous Something Else Press. His own poetry is what stirred me. Namely, his book Foew & Ombwhnw (1969), which contains one of my favorite of his works, Moments in the Lives of Great Women, along with other lovely poems (some included on this LP). This recording is of Dick himself reading his own poetry. Poems And Metapoems begins with a voice/tape manipulation piece from 1962, while the rest of the collection employs only language manipulation. Alike a cantor, each word is delivered perfectly with strong warmth. His ability to relay pattern-based poems into sonics is impressive. This album was recorded in 1982, and contains the reading of poems written between 1958-1980. Originally published as a cassette tape by New Wilderness Audiographics, which is nearly impossible to find now. The audio has been remastered and cleaned up for this edition. Dick lived large and was a busybody. All the faucets were running within him, handles broken off. Always pulling to mesh painfulness with playfulness, heart-warmth with heartbreak, comedy with tragedy etc. It is this plurality that Higgins encourages us to spark and flourish." Includes a 16-page pamphlet of notes and poetry by Higgins and an essay on both Higgins and New Wilderness Audiographics by Charlie Morrow; Edition of 470." - Recital.

Artist: IDEA FIRE COMPANY
Title: Lost at Sea
Format: LP
Label: Recital
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
“Recital is joyed to bring to you the new Idea Fire Company album, Lost at Sea.
Lost At Sea imagines the Idea Fire Company as the bar band on a small cruise ship. There are approximately 40 passengers aboard. Around 2/3 of them are in the lounge for the nightly IFCO performance. Most of them seem more interested in drink than in music. The ship has become lost and seems to be endlessly circling. Well stocked with booze and food, etc., the ship continues on. IFCO, armed with only a piano and trumpet/ radio/ synth, provide the nightly entertainment.
Lost At Sea is certainly the sister of the also piano-heavy The Music From The Impossible Salon, but Lost At Sea has an air of weary optimism replacing the bleak sadness of Impossible Salon.
For almost 30 years IFCO has carved their own path, or dug their own hole, depending on your view, through the ever-changing world of underground music. Still violently committed to the Avant-Garde and to new forms of beauty. Still Romantic. Still idealistic. Despite the odds. In the old days, this sort of commitment was better appreciated. IFCO remains IFCO. As a number of people have said over the years, every IFCO record sounds different, but they all sound like IFCO.” - Recital. Edition of 400. Includes a 4″ x 6″ Postcard and a download coupon.

Artist: IDEA FIRE COMPANY
Title: Rags To Riches
Format: LP
Label: Recital
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"An edited and remastered issue of a tape by the IFCO quartet – Scott Foust, Karla Borecky, Jessi Swenson, & Meara OReilly. Rags To Riches is a live record documenting pieces from 2003 through 2005. Showcasing some top-shelf unreleased works; “The Whole World,” “Metropolis,” and “The Bitter End.” Older material is also included, a fierce version of “Artificial” from 2005′s Stranded, as well as the notorious “Cycle-19.” Additionally, there is a beautiful voice-based rendition of “Some Of Us” by IFCO comrades The Shadow Ring. All these pieces exhibit a contemplative and well-informed use of electronics, radio, and voice. Interlaced with spoken title announcements in French, punching typewriter passages, and bookended perfectly with audience dialogue and Mr. Ferry. Their mechanical and uncompromising aesthetic is pronounced, as Rags To Riches reminds us all why Idea Fire Company are such an important contemporary outfit. Edition of 285 copies, with color insert & essay by Scott Foust." -Recital. Audio excerpts: http://snd.sc/12qjJfJ

Artist: IDEA FIRE COMPANY & BRRR (WITH DARREN HARRIS)
Title: The Terrible Comet Salt
Format: Cass
Label: Recital
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"This cassette presents the soundtrack to Professor Timothy Shortells short film, The Terrible Comet Salt (2000). The narrative is based on a short story by Paul Sheerbart written in 1902, (an early instance of German science-fiction literature). The story, stark and bizarre, is distinctly narrated by Darren Harris (The Shadow Ring). The accompanying music is performed by Idea Fire Company (Scott Foust & Karla Borecky) in collaboration with Anti-Natural ally BRRR (Timothy Shortell). A melancholic and plodding rhythm propels the piece, well-fitting the apocalyptic chronicle. This remastered soundtrack is complimented with unissued work by IFCO & BRRR – three fine pulsating experiments with electronics and piano loops. Comet Salt is an arresting listen, a lost gem in the Anti-Natural canon. Edition of 200 cassettes, with 6-panel full color artwork." -Recital.

Artist: LANDRY, MATTEA, SEAN MCCANN, ERIC SCHMID
Title: St. Francis
Format: CD/Pamphlet
Label: Recital
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
Limited Edition of 200. Hand-numbered. 30-page pamphlet, The St. Francis List.

Artist: LOCKWOOD, ANNEA
Title: Ground of Being
Format: CD
Label: Recital
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Annea Lockwood (b. 1939, New Zealand) has been an active member of the sound art world for over 50 years. Known prominently for her Glass Concerts, exploring the sonic temperaments of glass; her Piano Transplants, a performance piece where a piano is lit on fire or partially buried; and Sound Maps, detailed audio studies of rivers in the United States. She has received international recognition for her unique relationship with sound. Lockwood has taught at a number of universities, most notably at Vassar in New York, where she taught since 1982. Although recently retired, she is still constantly engaged in her art, recording and composing from the world around her.
Ground Of Being presents four pieces ranging from 1996 to 2013. Unlike her Sound Map albums, which often work environmentally (as a window fixed in a room), Ground Of Being tells a more detailed story. A moving series of memories, or a collection of different dreams.
Annea has a keen connection with the resonances of the Earth; whether it be the detail of water sloshing, the reverberation of a voice in a room, or that of acoustical instruments. With these natural resonances in her palette, a unification of all sounds is formed. For example, the piece “Dusk” (2011) juxtaposes recordings from vents on the bottom of the ocean together with transposed bat calls. Additionally, on Lockwoods composition “Ear-Walking Woman” (1996), performed here by Lois Svard (Lovely Music, Ltd.) – prepared piano acts as a microcosm of the world of sound. A box with treated strings; a smaller reflection, yes. Yet, still limitless in its ability to produce frequencies and dynamics.
The notion of sound as an extension of the physical realm is brought to mind. The aural temper of water, of wood, of rocks, of wind…Lockwood brings all into focus for our consideration.
Edition of 500 Compact Disks housed in a 6-panel wallet, with an insert of writings by Annea Lockwood.” - Recital.

Artist: LORA-TOTINO, ARRIGO
Title: Out of Page
Format: LP
Label: Recital
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
Edition of 310 copies with a 12 page insert with critical essays, score excerpts, artwork, & program notes written by Totino, and an essay by Giovanni Fontana.
"Collection of recordings by the Italian sound and concrete poet Arrigo Lora-Totino (1928-2016). His place in the history and development of poetical intermedia is undisputed.

This LP holds fourteen voice-based tape works made from the years 1968 to 2000. While there is some use of cut-up tape manipulation, the artistry truly lies in his performance of the sound plays. Multi-tracking is utilized and Arrigos nebulous voice paintings splat and click and glide. His bold expression is inspiring to me: it leads by example in encouraging the pulling of oneself further into their art.

I was staying at a hotel in San Francisco when I awoke in a sunfilled room to an email from Giovanni Fontana telling me that Arrigo had passed away. I was saddened by the departure of such a creative man, yet proud to be working with and perpetuating his legacy." - Recital.

Artist: LOSONCY, GABI
Title: Security Besides Love
Format: LP
Label: Recital
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Security Besides Love is the first vinyl album from Philadelphian artist Gabi Losoncy.  This album is an account of the artists life. The first side voyeuristically and objectively documents Gabis external experiences and habitats; in this instance, a conversation heard while riding public transportation. The second side of this record turns back in on the artist herself with an associative monologue, in which an understanding of her own artwork is examined.  It is fair and honest and walks through the whole house leaving windows open. There is a small piece of film which separates, seemingly, Gabis daily life and her artwork.  It is quite inspiring.  Understanding this can instill the same mysterious allure into your own trials and leisures. Limited Edition of 300. Comes with artists bumper sticker." - Recital.

Artist: MAZZACANE, MARY
Title: The Art of Mary Mazzacane
Format: One-Sided LP
Label: Recital
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"Concert recordings spanning 1948 to 1974 from operatic vocalist Mary Mazzacane, mother of guitarist Loren Connors. Seven haunting pieces, remastered from their original sources and published here for the first time.
Trace the musical connection between mother and son, for the same grace and passion carries in their blood. Limited edition of 115. Program notes written by Loren Connors." - Recital.

Artist: MCCANN, SEAN
Title: A Castle Popping/Tub of Green Ink
Format: LP+CDR
Label: Recital
Country: USA
Price: $28.00
A collection of recordings from 2013 & 2014. This is the first solo release by Sean since Music for Private Ensemble. A display of six recent pieces, not to be taken as a formal ‘album, but whatever floats your boat!
The first side holds abstract vocal-based work. Recorded in hotel rooms during business trips in Las Vegas and Spain, and later manipulated on a broken reel to reel machine. The second side is serene; featuring a recording of McCanns first formal composition for quartet, Victorian Wind, performed by the Thin Edge New Music Collective. The LP concludes with two works for piano, recorded and edited at home in Pasadena, CA.
Edition of 150 hand-numbered LPs. Supplemental full-length CDr "Tub of Deep Green Ink”" - Recital.

Artist: MCCANN, SEAN
Title: Music For Private Ensemble
Format: LP
Label: Recital
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Music For Private Ensemble is Sean McCanns first new solo album since 2011s The Capital. Demonstrating a more serious study of orchestration and timbre than his previous work; it is a big step forward. The four arrangements presented here shy away from the use of synthesizers and effects processing – instead relying on voicing and movement to actuate the albums sentiments. Inspired by the grandiosity of John Adams, the concerned somberness of Gavin Bryars, and the guttural tape work of Fluxus artists.
Private Ensemble was written, recorded, and laboriously edited over the course of 17 months, composed both traditionally as well as through the clustering and organization of improvisations. McCann played violin, viola, cello, flute, piano, glockenspiel, and percussion. He was forced to notate samples of bassoon, french horn, and timpani, as those were not available resources at the time.
Taking multi-tracking to extremes, many of the pieces surpass 100 layers of instruments. However this structural depth does not lead to chaos; no sound on Private Ensemble is unintentional. The objective with the ambitious multi-tracking and precision editing was to achieve the sound of a full orchestra. The only other person appearing on the album is vocalist Kayla Cohen (Itasca), her layered singing is formed into a small choir to help conclude the record.
This album reveals McCanns most refined work to date, indicating the beginning of his transformation into a modern composer.” - Recital.
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Artist: MCCANN, SEAN
Title: Music for Public Ensemble
Format: Double LP
Label: Recital
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
Players: Ben Baker Billington, Andrew Chalk, Kayla Cohen, Ian William Craig, Maxwell August Croy, Sarah Davachi, Hank Doyle, Matthew Erickson, Scott Foust, Rob Frye, Celia Hollander, Seth Kasselman, Graham Lambkin, Gabi Losoncy, Rob Magill, Sean McCann, Erica McLachlin, Dave McPeters, Nour Mobarak, Allen Mozek, Tom James Scott, Zachary Paul Schwartz, Troy Schafer, Cameron Stallones, Nick Storring, Matthew Sullivan, Lillian Paige Walton

Rose-Paste Chorale Kayla Cohen, Maxwell August Croy, Morgan Fox, Spencer Grady, Ursula Grady, Benjamin Lovell, Greg Manata, Erica McLachlin, Crystal Myslajek, Matthew Sage, Paula Schanes, Zachary Paul Schwartz, Alex Twomey

"First full-length album by Sean McCann since 2013s Music for Private Ensemble (R5) . Three years in the making, Public Ensemble employs the talents of many Recital allies; a mélange of voices and instruments; violin, viola, cello, contrabass, piano, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, flute, trumpet, trombone, clarinet, pedal-steel, koto, electronic keyboards (organ, farfisa, harpsichord), percussion, other sounds, tape, & a lamp. Many of the pieces include recited text; reflections stemming from McCanns book Pacifics (R14). The narrative is meaningless or meaningful. Produced and arranged by McCann in Los Angeles, CA. Limited Edition of 500 Includes a 12-page pamphlet with texts, program notes, & artwork. Digital download coupon." - Recital.

Artist: MCCANN, SEAN
Title: Pacifics
Format: Book
Label: Recital
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Pacifics is my first book. It can and should be read just one page at a time. Like a taste in your mouth, or a smell in your nose – the lines in this poem can bloom your stature. Perhaps once the words wear off, like a perfume dissipating…, you could read another page." -Sean McCann / Recital June 2016.

Artist: MCCANN/MATTHEW SULLIVAN, SEAN
Title: Vanity Fair
Format: LP
Label: Recital
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
“Greetings, here we have Recitals inaugural release, “Vanity Fair,” Sean McCann & Matthew Sullivans debut collaboration album. A fitting introduction to the ethos of Recital; the desire to turn a new page, to more accurately project what is significant and engaging in contemporary music.
Matt and I had often talked about collaborating, as our musical understandings and interests align. Both drawn to minimalism and graceful ambience, we would trade tidbits and slivers of ideas casually over coffee or wine. For the better part of a year, we procrastinated our theoretical project, which in retrospect allowed our ideas to ferment. So when it actually came time to pop the cork and record, everything fell right into place.
What manifested in the studio was lush and enchanting. The pieces are quite varied, and range from the majestic to the tormented, occasionally synthesizing an almost humorous blend of the two. Presenting a manipulated animal and glockenspiel march, a chamber string and glass rhapsody, and a somber harp and phone ballad – it challenges the listener and expresses the development of both acclaimed artists. It is a timeless, refined effort, that both Matt and I are very proud of.” - Recital.

Artist: MINARELLI, ENZO
Title: Romanzi nelle i
Format: Book + DVD + CD
Label: Recital
Country: USA
Price: $30.00
"A stunning new work by Italian sound poet and artist Enzo Minarelli (b.1951). Romanzi nelle i takes inspiration from the sacred work of Abraham Abulafia (1240-1291), the Jewish mystic and father of linguistic permutation. First edition of 200 copies. Hardbound, 71 page full color book. CD of the 2015 rendition of Minarellis "Romanzi nelle i”, plus DVD holding the original 2013 performance" - Recital.

Artist: SCHMID, ERIC
Title: a channel, dedicated to Michael
Format: CD
Label: Recital
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
“In 2013 I was living in California working as programmer and would talk to our friend Eric (I owe this formulation to Rachelle Rahme: http://michaelpollard.net/fqw/rachelle-rahme-our-friend-eric.pdf) on the phone every few days – hes always liked talking on the phone and I liked it then because I could take breaks from work and it was also nice to talk with our friend who was living in New York, where I had just recently left, but where most of my thoughts that were not related to work continued to be. He left a year and a half before I did just after the beginning of our final semester at school. Hed returned to the city to finish school shortly after I left to go to work. Now I am living in New York and he is in Chicago. From August 2014 to October 2015 we were both living in New York. On one of our phone calls he talked about an idea for art production that involved recording all his phone calls. At the time he had been writing these poems: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0Bw9NkmY9G3e4dzZjT2V0NXFDYW8&usp=drive_web and a lot of his calls would come directly after he had emailed a poem to me because he wanted feedback. I think that this CD comprised of all of the voicemails found on his phone dating from the years 2010-2015 is a response to that idea. “We have a calling to redeem weakness in the moment and to treat this indeterminate material as the solution to psychic stabilization,” he once said. Recently when I played him some recordings I had been working on he reminded me that I had expressed discomfort at his proposal to record all of his phone calls, so he did not do it. As someone who would talk to him on the phone every few days while I was on a break from work I was naturally uncomfortable with this idea because of a concern that it would alter the way that I would communicate with him. I know that his poems had altered the way that I corresponded with him through email and text and the nature of communication over the phone seemed in that sense less productive – over the phone communication could occur with our friend about art and life without concern for the immediacy with which the one could be interpolated through the other. The voicemails that are found on a phone are the result of an undirected editing process over time and the production of an album from them is the result of an automatic export process – a found form. I like to think about the voicemails in relation to our friends bag sculptures and poems. What is the bag? We say: a vessel, something of the kind that holds something else within it. He reminds me that in this context it may be fruitful to make reference to Dieter Roths “Flat Waste”, the various vagaries of life, self-portraiture, and auto-biography.” -Michael Pollard, June 2016.

Artist: SCHMID, ERIC
Title: Alain Badiou
Format: LP & Book
Label: Recital
Country: USA
Price: $38.00
"Eric as Alain. Philosophical trimmings as unabashed art. Satire isnt mean, its about being funny. Get in on the joke. Eric as Homer Simpson." - Recital. Includes 88-page artists book; Softbound: 8.5″ x 11″. Edition of 170.

Artist: SCHMIDT, DANIEL
Title: In My Arms, Many Flowers
Format: LP
Label: Recital
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Recital is proud to publish the first album of American Gamelan composer Daniel Schmidt (b. 1942). Schmidt, who emerged in the Bay Area music scene in the 1970s, wove the threads of traditional Eastern Gamelan music together with American Minimalism (repetitive music). Schmidt was (and is still) a prime figure in the development of American Gamelan music – studying and collaborating with Lou Harrison, Jody Diamond, and Paul Dresher. He currently is a teacher at Mills College, teaching instrument building.

The recordings on Flowers date from 1978 – 1982, selected directly from Schmidt’s personal cassette archive. It holds two studio tracks, along with two live performances. The first track, Dawn (commissioned by composer John Adams), employs an early digital sampler provided by Pauline Oliveros. It holds the sound of a string quartet. The nature of this piece is breathtaking, an ocean of strings pulsing beneath the gliding bells of the gamelan – such a lovely interplay. Furthermore, the title track, Flowers, features the addition of a rebab, a traditional bowed instrument, which reels through the piece, netted and taught. The final two works are strictly gamelan compositions. Ghosts is a a dynamic piece; rife with dexterous euphoria- it well displays the skillset of the percussionists heard on the LP. The closing work, Faint Impressions, is a somber elegy. Demonstrating the fragility and grace possible with the gamelan; sounding almost as an evening piano sonata. This is album is unique document from an under-represented movement of American New Music. An account of the curious beauty and woven emotions hidden within resonating pieces of metal. Includes a 9″x9″ 12-page pamphlet of program notes & score excerpts." - Recital.
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Artist: V/A
Title: Cellar Vol. 1
Format: CD
Label: Recital
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Should be considered as an early evening concert, each artist approaching the open stage in turn. Tall windows, greenery blowing outside, legs settling.
Rob Magills Living in Specific Worlds is a musical tape collage piece, with a string trio section stitched into the middle. Alec Livaditis performs solo cello improvisations. Two lovely vibraphone works of New York composer Michael Vincent Waller are featured.Then a brief intermission (with espresso served).

Celia Hollanders $3.33 project next explores the breadth of the piano; rolling and dancing. Salon, by James Rushford & Joe Talia – closes out the night. As fog resting in the room, slowly dissipating.
Edition of 250 glass-mastered CDs housed in a mini-LP gatefold wallet with an 8-page booklet with program notes & artwork from the artists." - Recital.

Artist: V/A
Title: Joan of Arc
Format: CD
Label: Recital
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Joan Of Arc is a project conceived by Eric Schmid and Sean McCann, running in line with St. Francis and St. Paul. This series of CD and pamphlets, writings bounded together with unbounded audio elements. Schmid and McCann roped in professional vocalist Christina Stanley to sing the last piece, which is a tip to Ulises Carrións "Hamlet, For Two Voices", pulled from Friedrich Schillers Maid Of Orleans (1801). Matthew Sullivan dusted off his pain tongs and sent over some sounds to re-actualize the past in fine fashion. This album is a conversation with/examination of the past. An epic poem, The Story of Joan of Arc (1796), by Tim Weidmann is included, which is impressively deep and detailed and beautiful -- along with a philosophical lead by young writer Jack Kahn, softly read by Mattea Landry as the first track of the disc." - Recital. CD housed in a 50-page pamphlet. Edition of 200.

Artist: V/A
Title: Voooxing Poooêtre
Format: CD
Label: Recital
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"A CD issue of the long unavailable international sound poetry compilation LP, Voooxing Poooêtre. Originally released in 1982, this collection was assembled by Italian sound poet Enzo Minarelli (who has also curated releases on Slowscan and Baobab, in addition to operating the 3Vitre imprint).
Comprised of voice works from the 1970s to the early 1980s, spanning a wide geography; Eastern Europe, France, Italy, Spain, and America. Including text-sound staple Bernard Heidsieck, Dada artist Klaus Groh, Italian artists Agostino Contò and Adriano Spatola (Edizioni Geiger), along with more unknown sound recordings from artists Giovanni Bignone and Grupo Texto Poetico, in addition to works by Minarelli himself. An appealing showcase of some less-prolific sound poets.
The recordings have been retransferred from the original 2″ tape, yet an inherent “home-recording” quality is prevalent in most pieces, which in a sense adds character and becomes part of the art itself.

“When you listen to these sound poems, you will notice that they don’t look so old as they appear. Many of the pieces anthologized were made in mid Seventies, at the beginning of the Eighties, and yet, despite almost four decades, they still explode their power of communication. Why? This is one of the great intuitions caught by sound poets, when one works into this apparently untouchable but really concrete, physical material of orality, vocality, or vocorality to use a neologism of mine, without being limited by the monopoly of meaning so typical of the written language, it keeps himself inside a safe area, an ever-green mix of words and sounds, of phonetics and linguistics, of notes and noises which make it similar to the Dorian Gray of sound poetry! …
Re-editing Voooxing Poooêtre, means to re-affirm the validity of the vocorality as a practice of research, that sort of freedom which allows the polypoets to experiment, to move even more and more forward the border of the vanguard.”
– Enzo Minarelli, 2015

Edition of 500 CDs. Housed in a 6-panel wallet, including a 24-page booklet reproducing the photos, scores, and writings from the original LP, along with a new foreword written by Enzo Minarelli in 2015.” - Recital.

Artist: WALLER, MICHAEL VINCENT
Title: Trajectories
Format: CD
Label: Recital
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Trajectories is the second full-length album by Michael Vincent Waller, featuring pianist R. Andrew Lee and cellist Seth Parker Woods. The album is presented on Sean McCanns Los Angeles based label, Recital. Michael Vincent Waller is an American composer based in New York City. His music has been described as lyrical and introspective, drawing inspiration from impressionism, post-minimalism, and world music. The work situates these familiar elements within decidedly unconventional and individual frameworks. Wallers practice has been cultivated through private study with La Monte Young, Bunita Marcus, and with Elizabeth Hoffman as an undergrad at New York University. He has since collaborated with a number of noted soloists and ensembles including S.E.M. Ensemble, Ensemble Dedalus, String Noise, and members of the FLUX Quartet. In 2015, Phill Niblocks XI Records launched Wallers acclaimed two-disc recorded debut, The South Shore (XI 136CD), which compiles a number of solo and chamber works spanning 2011-2014. Pianist R. Andrew Lee is renowned for his performances of minimalist work. He has released 12 albums, predominantly long-form piano recordings, on his label Irritable Hedgehog -- including November (2013) by Dennis Johnson, which was selected by Time Out New York as the best classical recording of 2013. Cellist Seth Parker Woods has established a diverse career that straddles the worlds of classical, contemporary, electronics, and performance art. He worked with artists ranging from Heinz Holliger, G.F. Haas, and Klaus Lang to Peter Gabriel, Sting, and Aldo Tambellini. Recital is a label started by Los Angeles-based composer, experimental musician, and audio engineer, Sean McCann. The label is dedicated to modern classical and experimental music. Established in 2011, Recital has released work by Annea Lockwood, Loren Connors, Daniel Schmidt, Ian William Craig, and Sean McCann. The CD edition includes photography by Phill Niblock and liner notes by "Blue" Gene Tyranny." - Recital.

Artist: BAYLE, FRANCOIS
Title: LExperience Acoustique
Format: Triple LP
Label: Recollection GRM
Country: Austria
Price: $43.00
Recorded between 1969 and 1972 (with one track featuring Robert Wyatt and Kevin Ayers...). "In addition to being a masterpiece of the acousmatic repertoire, LExpérience Acoustique is also a fine example of the musical research spirit. This work, a systematic exploration, investigates the true nature of the listening process itself. The composition of this piece, spread over several years, managed to tap into the potential of the analogue technologies of its time, producing a complex blend of unprecedented sonic occurrences. What emerges from this extensive work is a reflection on sound, in all its forms and through all its textures. François Bayle therefore invites us to a genuine listening experience and for the first time on vinyl, in its full version lasting more than two hours." - Christian Zanési and François Bonnet.
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Artist: FERRARI, LUC
Title: Heterozygote/Petite Symphonie...
Format: LP
Label: Recollection GRM
Country: Austria
Price: $23.00
"In the field of biology Heterozygous (Hétérozygote) means: a plant whose heredity is mixed. It implies that Hétérozygote, composed between December 1963 and March 1964, is an attempt to engineer a language located both on the musical and on the dramatic plane. You could call this music "Anecdotal Music" for if the organization of events is purely musical, their choice suggests situations justified at two levels: the music and the anecdote. Luc Ferrari explains the piece Petite Symphonie Intuitive Pour Un Paysage De Printemps (1973-1974) in 2002: "This electroacoustic music is part of a series that could be called imaginary soundscape. Unlike Presque Rien Ou Le Lever Du Jour Au Bord De La Mer (Almost Nothing Or Daybreak By The Seaside), where the landscape narrates itself, here a traveller discovers a landscape which he tries to convey as a musical landscape. Brunhild and I were in the Gorges du Tarn area. We chose to take a small path that was going up a rocky mountain for about ten kilometres. After a last turn, a totally unexpected landscape opened before my eyes. It was sunset. Before us, a vast plateau spread open with soft curves up to the horizon, up to the sun. The colours ranged from dry grass yellow to purple, in the distance, with the darkness of a few small groves punctuating the space. The almost bare nature was presenting itself to the eye, free from any obstacle. We could see everything. Later, when I recollected this place and the sensations I had experienced there, I tried to compose a music that could revive this memory. The Causse Méjean is a high plateau, about 1000 m high, in the Massif Central mountain range. It is dotted by scattered farms. A few people bring their flocks of sheep home. I thought about evoking this solitary and hazy human presence by including snippets of conversations I had had with some of the shepherds. Human language is woven into the musical texture; the sound of the voice says more than its actually meaning. Once, a shepherd told me ... I am never bored. I listen to the landscape. Sometimes I play my flute and then I listen to the echo responding... Thinking of him, I used the flute and its echo in my music." - Recollection GRM.

Artist: FERRARI, LUC
Title: Presque Rien
Format: Double LP
Label: Recollection GRM
Country: Austria
Price: $31.00
"Recollection GRM presents four musique concrète masterpieces by French electro-acoustic innovator Luc Ferrari -- all of the Presque Riens collected together in one vinyl set for the first time. Presque rien n°1, le lever du jour au bord de la mer (1967-1970): "Following the complete disappearance of abstract sounds, we can regard this piece as a sonic snapshot and the culmination of an evolution. This is a realistic rendering (as faithful as possible) of a fishing village waking up. The first idea of minimalism." Presque rien n°2, ainsi continue la nuit dans ma tête multiple (1977): "Description of a landscape at night that a soundman attempts to define through microphones, but the night surprises the hunter and creeps inside his head. It then becomes a double description: the inner landscape transforms the outer night and by composing it, adds its own reality (a fantasy of reality) or, perhaps, a psychoanalysis of his nightscape..." Presque rien avec filles (1989): "Within paradoxical landscapes, a photographer/composer is hidden while girls are having a sort of picnic on the grass. Without being aware of it, they offer him the spectacle of their intimacy." Presque rien n°4, la remontée du village (1990-1998): "I always hesitated before releasing Presque rien. For instance, it took two years for the first one to come out and things went on this way. The fourth one took nine years of hesitating. But here it is. Perhaps because this is a real presque rien fake where reality and lies mix. This is the ascent into the old town of Ventimiglia." -Luc Ferrari; Produced by Peter Rehberg. Layout: Stephen OMalley. Cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin, October 2012.

Artist: FERREYRA, BEATRIZ
Title: GRM Works
Format: LP
Label: Recollection GRM
Country: Austria
Price: $23.00
"Argentine electroacoustic composer Beatriz Ferreyra describes each of the pieces included on GRM Works: Demeures aquatiques (1967): "This electroacoustic piece, articulated into two clearly distinct parts, draws its sound source from the classical and unorthodox instruments -- metal sheets, glass rods, etc. -- invented by the Baschet brothers. I wanted to show the contrast between the rhythmic repetition of a sounding object, which gives out a feeling of fixity, an electroacoustic flavour and the continuous re-creation of the same sensation through similar yet not identical sounds." Un fil invisible (2009) For Christine Groult: "This piece was inspired by the various stages of Medieval Alchemy. The alchemical process is one of transformation, whose actual subject is the alchemist himself. Here, the process is inextricably tangled with the transformation of sounds and the very structure of the piece." Médisances (1968/69): "This electroacoustic piece for 4 channels was produced by manipulating such items as orchestral instruments, a mouth bow, breath and some unexpected technical defects." Les Larmes de linconnu (2011): "This is the first part of a work inspired by the Qabalists Carlos Suares (consciousness-energy), Rivka Cremici (charm of the mystic energy) and Shinta Zenke (dazzling Hebrew calligraphy) to whom I dedicate this music. Through its letters-numbers, the Qabalah expresses three different levels of primordial equation of the universe: the level of the archetype, that of the event and the incarnation, and the universal and cosmic level... I would like to thank the wonderful flutist Hernan Gomez for his kindness and his musicality during the recording." "The music of Beatriz Ferreyra bears a magnetic force, which generates a truly recognisable style that could be defined as a unique sense and intuition for sound. Whether in her early works (Médisances, Demeures aquatiques) or in the more recent ones featured here, one can easily perceive a freedom-loving musical personality. A pioneer alongside Pierre Schaeffer, in the 50s and 60s, she worked on the development of the famous Solfège de lObjet Sonore (Music Theory of the Sounding Object) before freeing herself from the institution to focus on creating a challenging and independent music." --Christian Zanési and François Bonnet, Paris, 2015. Digital transfer by Jonathan Fitoussi; layout by Stephen OMalley; photos by Laszlo Ruszka (1983/87) © Ina, Bernard Perrine (1969); translations by Valérie Vivancos. Coordination GRM: Christian Zanési & François Bonnet. Executive production: Peter Rehberg. Cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin, November 2014." - Recollection GRM.
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Artist: MALEC, IVO
Title: Triola ou Symphonie pour moi-meme
Format: LP
Label: Recollection GRM
Country: Austria
Price: $23.00
"Recollection GRM presents two electroacoustic works by Croatian composer Ivo Malec. Triola (1978): "This piece marked my return to the studio after several years of absence, a return, which for unknown reasons, needed to be part of a rather ambitious project -- a strictly personal idea. This is how my mind slowly turned towards the design of a musical narrative meant to stand for a relearning of the trade, the temptation to use purely electronic material so as change it into something other than itself, a wide range of form(s) and, when possible, a work, if not a musical piece. The title, Triola (triplet), was chosen to emphasize these three movements, each with their own title and which, just like the three equal values of the triplet, sustain a basic unit through interference. This is quite symbolic, as is the alternative title: the symphony for myself is not only named so because I wanted to offer myself something -- which I did -- but perhaps and above all, because I had a score to settle with myself. One could even say that the piece is autobiographical. We could do it but we do not need to: that is not the question." Bizarra (1972): "In order to understand this piece, it has always been possible to follow two paths, quite different if not divergent. The first one relies on imagery whose roots I would gladly trace back to Lautréamonts deserted swamps and emanations and to which I would add boiling lands, wet forests, volcanic landscapes, and all kinds of entrails. The other path is that of the realities of a studio where, like a craftsman, the composer manipulates, stretches and releases with his fingers a (magnetic) tape, facing the ears of a (magnetic) head, trying to find the narrow door for the real sound to pass through. The rest is mere work, stewardship. How can one bring these two distant paths together? It is indeed necessary, since the second one precedes the first one, while the first one transcends the second one." -Ivo Malec; Cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin, October 2012. Layout by Stephen OMalley. Produced by Peter Rehberg.
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Artist: PARMEGIANI, BERNARD
Title: De Natura Sonorum
Format: Double LP
Label: Recollection GRM
Country: Austria
Price: $31.00
"De Natura Sonorum (1975): Premiered at the Salle Wagram in Paris on June 3rd 1975. A suite of 12 movements, divided into two series of six. The first series comprises six related movements, usually organized in pairs, electronic sounds with instrumental and more rarely, concrete sounds: Incidences/resonances bring into play controlled resonances akin to sounds of concrete origin in a process that helps to expand the variable electronic sound sources. Here, incidents are opposed to one-off accidents in the second movement: Accidents/Harmoniques (Accidents/Harmonics). In the second movement, very short events of instrumental origin change the harmonic tone of the continuum they interrupt or overlap. Moreover, the high notes are underplayed, which stimulates the attention given to other phenomena generally hidden by the melodic form applied to the instrumental play. Géologie sonore (Sound Geology) is similar to a flight over an area where different sound layers come to the surface one after the other. When seen from high above, instrumental and electronic sounds seem to fuse. Dynamique de la resonance (Dynamics of Resonance) is a microphonic exploration of a single sound resonating through different forms of percussion. LEtude élastique (Elastic Study) places together various sounds produced by touching elastic or instrumental skins (balloons, doumbeks) or vibrating strings and a number of instrumental gestures close to this touch, using electronic processes to generate white noise. Conjugaison du timbre (Conjugated Tone), the last movement in the series, uses the same substance to apply rhythmic forms onto a perpetually varying tone continuum. The second series of movements draws its inspiration from concrete and electronic sources rather than instrumental ones. Incidences/battements (Incidences/ Beatings) is a reminder of the first movement in the first series, which then quickly moves into Natures éphémères (Ephemeral Natures): an ephemeral play on instrumental and electronic sounds, singled out by their internal trajectory rather than by the material itself. Matières induites (Induced Matters): just as molecular effervescence triggers changes of state, it seems that the different states of these sound materials can be generated by each other or through induction processes. In Ondes croisées (Crossed Waves), the pizz vibrations interfere with somehow visible water drops on the surface of a similar material. Pleins et déliés (Downstrokes and Upstrokes) can be listened to as the energies absorbed in the motion of bouncing bodies, while hollow bubbles and points bring together some peoples gravity and others downwards movements. The work finishes with Points contre champs (Reverse Angle Points). Here, the notion of perspective of the different sound threads weaving a kind of network, or field, traps the occasional iterative elements in the foreground and progressively absorbs them, giving more space for the angle -- and the chanted sound -- to grow. --Bernard Parmigiani; De Natura Sonorum whose title echoes Lucretius De rerum natura, similarly explores the multiplicity of sound possibilities. This profuse work, with countless discoveries and dazzling intuitions, has influenced several generations of composers and remains a truly seminal piece in the experimental music soundscape. De Natura Sonorum, one of Parmegianis masterpieces, has left an indelible mark on the classical period of electroacoustic music. At last, it is being reissued on vinyl and for the first time this includes the whole of its 12 movements." - Christian Zanési & François Bonnet. Housed in a gatefold sleeve.
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Artist: PARMEGIANI, BERNARD
Title: LOeil ecoute/Dedans-Dehors
Format: LP
Label: Recollection GRM
Country: Austria
Price: $23.00
"From the very first moment, caught by the musical tone heard from inside a train, the trip offered by this piece, woven with different materials, triggers in us various climates able to give our imagination power over sounds: the power to guide them through our secret mazes rather than to blindly follow them like Panurge. This form of (auditory) contemplation thus attempts to enable us to lose ourselves outside our far too familiar and usual territories. Perhaps, in looking too hard, man eventually stops listening. And, as I said when creating the piece in 1970, the eye, now a solitary wanderer only has ears for what assaults it." Dedans-Dehors (1977): "When listening to the sound material, we metamorphose the inside into an outside. This notion of metamorphosis is one of the principles that leads the course of the musical suite, reflecting changes (fluidsolid passages: water/ice/fire) or movements (ebb/flow/wave, inspiration/expiration) or inside-outside passages (door/individual/crowd). Thus, the perceived object is not entirely what we would have liked it to be. Our music brings us closer to some while it takes us away from others: each with their own inside." --Bernard Parmegiani; Cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin, June 2012.

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

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



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Artist: RISSET, JEAN-CLAUDE
Title: Music From Computer
Format: LP
Label: Recollection GRM
Country: Austria
Price: $23.00
"Recollection GRM presents computer works from French composer Jean-Claude Risset. "Sud" (1985): This work was commissioned by the French Ministry of Culture, from a project initiated by the GRM, where it was produced circa 1984-1985. The piece mainly uses sounds recorded in the Massif des Calanques, south of Marseille, as well as sounds synthesized via a computer (again in Marseille). These sounds were then treated via another computer at the GRM. The natural and synthetic sounds are first presented separately. Along the piece, they increasingly merge, through mixing and processing. Thus real bird songs, as well as synthetic bird-like or insect-like sounds, have been spatialized. In the third movement, the filtering of birds caws first appears as a colored echo, later as a genuine birds "raga" using the defective scale. The origin of the many sounds deduced from the germinal material can be ascribed to a "family tree" displaying the sonic proliferation and resembling a rhizome. (J-C. R.) "Mutations" (1977): Piece for a two-track tape, computer-synthesized in 1968 at the Bell Laboratories. Commissioned by the GRM and premiered at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm in 1970. This work attempts to explore (particularly within the harmonic order) some of the possibilities offered by the computer to compose at the very level of sound -- to compose sound itself, so to speak. The title refers to the gradual changes that occur throughout the piece, including the shift from a range of discontinuous heights to continuous frequency variations. (J-C. R.) "Computer Suite from Little Boy" (1968): This piece, composed in 1968, is one of the first significant works entirely produced via a computer: all sounds were synthesized using the MUSIC V program. The piece features several experiments on Sounds Synthesis I produced between 1964 and 1968, while working with Max Mathews at the Bell Laboratories. (J-C. R.) Cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin, November 2013." - Recollection GRM.
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Artist: SCHAEFFER, PIERRE
Title: Le Triedre Fertile
Format: LP
Label: Recollection GRM
Country: Austria
Price: $23.00
"Recollection GRM is one more label within the Editions Mego family of labels. Its aim is to make available on vinyl the vast archives of Groupe De Recherches Musicales (GRM). Being released in batches of two every three months, it will present both known and lesser-known works. All releases will be re-cut at Dubplates & Mastering and packaged in new artwork by Stephen OMalley, featuring bi-lingual (French/English) texts. Some of these pioneering works have been out-of-print in this format for over 30 years, and would be a valuable addition to any serious collection of electronic music. It is worth pointing out that this series is neither a re-run of the original Collection INA-GRM series or the Phillips Prospective 21e Siècle series, but something new altogether. This is Pierre Schaeffers Le Trièdre Fertile, full version 1975-1976, with the participation of Bernard Dürr. This trihedron, Schaeffers last piece, echoes the physicists "reference trihedron," linked to the three fundamental measurements of sound: frequency, duration and intensity. The basic signs of traditional sol-fa that enable the transcribing of pitches, rhythms and nuances also correspond to these three measurements. However, it is precisely outside or beyond these parameters that, all through his life, Schaeffer researched music. Hence, qualifying this trihedron as "fertile" is the confession "of a late repentance." On the other hand, and against all odds, this piece was only composed from synthetic sounds, developed by Bernard Dürr. It is Pierre Schaeffers only purely electronic music work. Here, the synthesizer is rather monitored by sensitivity than by computation principles, thus letting uncanny structures emerge. Cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin, March 2012. Layout: Stephen OMalley." -Recollection GRM.

Artist: SCHWARZ, JEAN
Title: Erda/Suite N
Format: LP
Label: Recollection GRM
Country: Austria
Price: $23.00
“Erda (1972): "This piece illustrates my early research carried out in a professional composition studio. After studying every available tools and creating variably hybrid connections between them, I chose to compose several short sequences, each being the expression of a research based on a sonic manipulation and exploring a well defined sound hue. Besides, my background as a percussionist and a jazzman encouraged me to conduct a rhythmical study in each of these sequences. . . . The slightly raucous and acid texture of the “square” sounds, that can be heard in several movements, is a reminder of saxophone and muted brass sonorities, as used in contemporary jazz." The seven movements include "an evocation of the realm of insects," "stereotypical bird songs produced by the generators of the studio 54," "a tribute to the Goddess of Wisdom and the Earth in Wagners Das Rheingold and Siegfried," "rhythmical drumming figures such as those Kenny Clarke (aka Klook) used to teach me," and "a tribute to John Coltrane," among others.
Suite N (1982): "Commissioned by the Direction de la Musique and the Ina GRM. Composed in the Ina GRMs numerical composition studio with the assistance of Benedict Maillard and Yann Geslin. In a composition studio, musical research is never very far removed from madness. The first step is the initial work on the sound picked up by the microphone and the varieties of delirium that result from it: exaggerated amplification, inversion, transformation. Synthesizers and their crazy possibilities com next. The third step is the computer, one of the purest products of logic. . . . My intention in “Suite N” was, on the one hand, to use solely sounds produced by the computer either by direct synthesis (MUSIC V) or by sound treatment, and, on the other hand, to work with a definite form." - Recollection GRM.
"Jean Schwarz is an idiosyncratic figure in the world of electroacoustic music. With a dual background in jazz and ethnomusicology, he has crossed times and genres with an unwavering singularity, infusing improvisation, ballets or cinema with the art of acousmatics. “Erda” or “Suite N,” each in their own way, demonstrate Schwarzs unique propensity for exploring sound, its cross-fertilisations and its evocative power." - François Bonnet, Paris, 2015.

Artist: V/A
Title: Traces One
Format: LP
Label: Recollection GRM
Country: Austria
Price: $23.00
"Beatriz Ferreyras "L Orvietan" (1970) is a work composed of two separate movements, the first drawing from electronic sounds, the second from concrète ones. These two sources do not meet, but tend equally towards sound antagonism and a complementarity of spirit. Philippe Carson Turmacs (1961) was created from machine-sounds from the Stuyvesant factories (Holland). Three movements follow one another: first, the spell of rhythms and a build-up that gradually removes the listener from mechanical reality. A more animated movement follows, full of contrasts. The third part is a long crescendo in terms of intensity, density and thickness, which results in a paroxysm. "The noise environment of the workplace is thus transposed, ennobled and magnified." (J. Roy, 1961). Edgardo Cantons "I palpiti" (1966) is described by the artist as follows: "For some time I thought that Gaetano Donizetti had written an aria called "I palpiti," but apparently this is not the case. Nevermind. This piece acquired an evocative value linked to the pleasure the music of this composer gives me. Just like the fervent prima donna donizetian choirs, anything that lives, also pulses, shivers and quivers. These are the qualities of life I have tried to convey here." "Chemins davant la mort" (1968) is one of the few works created by Francis Régnier at the GRM, where he was technical coordinator. It is a short piece, composed as a gesture, a dramatic sound blast stretched between two sound lines rising from and returning to silence. Mireille Chamass-Kyrous "Etude 1" (1960) consists of three sequences, the first two each develop a single sound object. The one that generates the first sequence is characterized by an asymmetrical crescendo-decrescendo and a material whose grain constantly fluctuates. The second sequence multiplies a sound object reduced to its attack in tiny elements divided into three zones that differentiate the overall density and size of the elements: Giant molecules, more defined constellations and fine dust sound. They gradually condense in the third sequence as a kaleidoscopic stretto. Cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin, June 2012." - Recollection GRM.
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Artist: V/A
Title: Traces Three
Format: LP
Label: Recollection GRM
Country: Austria
Price: $23.00
"Recollection GRM, a label within the Editions Mego family of labels, offers a third selection from the vast archives of Groupe De Recherches Musicales (GRM). The main idea behind the Traces series is to excavate short, forgotten or ignored pieces of music from the GRM Archives. This third volume, gathering pieces from before 1980, features the works of four composers from very different geographical and musical backgrounds. In addition to echoing the extraordinary vitality of musical experiments from a bygone era, Traces aims to give some audibility to music pieces which, in some instances, are being released for the very first time. Charles Clapaud, "Ruptures" (1978): "The idea of the break (rupture) as a disruptive phenomenon should be integrated into discourses and perceived musically: to break the silence, a matter, shapes, plans... in this musical piece, two main parts can clearly be identified: in the first part, the chaotic activity of the sound material (crumbled, fragmented, discontinuous forms) blossoms into a static burst. A sustained deep tone settles within a sort of Cadence and highlights a solo sequence of discontinuous sound lines. The entire sound spectrum then erupts, abruptly interrupted by three loud blasts. In the second part, the fragmented form unfolds as a whole initial sequence, followed by a second one where other forms overlap in a kind of sound collage that induces emergent phenomena. The piece ends as a sharp break." --C.C. Janez Matičič , "Hypnos" (extrait de Trois Visions) (1975): "This non-progressive piece is composed of several sequences, each introducing an additional element and ending with a twist. A quiet swaying from one framework to the next constantly defines the sound quality of the piece, just like blurry visions tantalize the dreamer one after another." --J.M. Servio Tulio Marin, "Impresiones Fugitivas" (1976): "This piece is based on the process of sound as a solid material. The shape and height of a concrete, granular texture (very similar to white noise) is being transformed. While still unfolding, this process is being interrupted at several stages by various interfering elements with opposite natures. This gives rise to a complex dialogue between distinct materials, like a counterpoint expressed through sound spatialization." --S.T.M. Eugeniusz Rudnik, "Moulin Diabolique" (1979): "The work consists of six sequences which all possess a dramatic, musical and architectonic sense independent from the context. Their position in the composition as a whole -- apart from sequences 2 and 6 -- is not derived from any absolute necessity. The basic material of this work consists of military orders given in different languages and of the sounds (voices) of a human group (soldiers). These -- assuming the order implies a constraint -- can either be the single answer to such a constraint or they can accompany it. Through editing, the sense of military discipline was removed from the ordering sentences, thus enhancing the grotesque and terrible content of the order itself. [ ... ] The possibility of identifying the sound sources (speech = order with its semantic, semiotic and associated values), the formal structure of the composition is to remind the listener of the constant presence by his side of the Evil Mill (Moulin Diabolique) of war. A mill that has been turning on and on for thousands of years -- and for how much longer? I dedicated this work to my daughter Kamila Maria." -E.R.

Artist: V/A
Title: Traces Two
Format: LP
Label: Recollection GRM
Country: Austria
Price: $23.00
"Recollection GRM, a label within the Editions Mego family of labels, offers a second selection from the vast archives of Groupe De Recherches Musicales (GRM). "The idea of the Traces series is to unearth from the GRM Archives short, forgotten, or ignored pieces of music. This second volume, which gathers works prior to 1976, features the early works of four composers who each went on to leave a unique trail of music. In addition to reflecting the extraordinary vitality of the musical experimentation of bygone times, Traces aims to reactivate the audibility of such pieces, some of which have never been released before." --Christian Zanési & François Bonnet; Dominique Guiot, "Loiseau de paradis" (1974): "The composition of this piece was inspired by the rules of cinematic screenwriting. Indeed, the possibilities of an electro-acoustic music studio are very similar to those found in the audiovisual field (particularly editing). Based on this similarity, I thought it would be interesting to compose a series of scenes, dramatic atmospheres, and suddenly interrupted soundscapes." Pierre Boeswillwald, "Nuisances" (1971): Starting from microphone recordings of numerous sounds, the author chose not to systematically use the "best ones." Therefore, this construction always tried to refine itself while constantly being polluted by interferences which are nuisances. As in nature, man seeks to refine his environment but destroys it through his mistakes. Rodolfo Caesar, "Les deux saisons" (1975-1976): "This piece results from instrumental improvisations: the first one with the Baschet brothers glass organ, the second one with a frequency modulation device assembled by Bernard Dürr, who co-created the Trièdre Fertile (Fertile Triad) with Pierre Schaeffer. These were two input channels for a kind of anecdotism I was interested in." Denis Smalley, "Pentes" (1974): The main features of the piece evokes vast landscapes, with their ascents and descents, hence the title, Pentes (both French and Latin, meaning slopes, inclines, ascents). Most of the music was created by transforming instrumental sounds, but there are also synthesized sounds. However, the only recognizable sound source is the Northumbrian Pipes, whose drone is responsible for the slowly-evolving harmonies out of which its haunting traditional melody appears." - Recollection GRM.
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Artist: VINK, JAAP
Title: s/t
Format: Double LP
Label: Recollection GRM
Country: Austria
Price: $31.00
"The Institute of Sonology in Utrecht has earned its international reputation mostly for pioneering work in the field of computer-assisted algorithmic composition and digital sound synthesis by composers such as Gottfried Michael Koenig, Werner Kaegi, Paul Berg, and Barry Truax. Anyone familiar with the music of these composers would have to admit that even within this genre there were no stylistic dogmas. The stylistic range of the Institutes artistic output becomes even broader when the work of other staff and frequent guests is taken into account, for example the compositions based on field recordings and audio-visual projects by Frits Weiland, the radiophonic works and pieces for tape and instruments by Luctor Ponse, the cybernetic tape compositions by Roland Kayn, or the experiments with computer graphics by Peter Struycken, to name just a few. And then there was Jaap Vink. Jaap Vink studied engineering at first, but then became interested in electronic music. He attended courses in electroacoustics at Delft University of Technology and installed a pedagogical studio for electronic music in 1961 at the Gaudeamus Foundation . . . Jaap Vink always tried to break out of the periodicity of the sounds so abundantly available in the electronic music studio. Although his music was entirely produced with purely electronic sound material, its textures resemble the richness of orchestral sounds, or large natural sound-complexes, as a result of recursive processes. The density of this sound material increases and decreases by careful control of feedback networks with configurations of analog tape recorders (delay lines), filters, and modulators. It should come as no surprise that his work is being rediscovered at a time when a new generation of musicians has conquered the stage with modular synthesizer setups and no-input mixers, in which feedback of audio and control signals plays an important role. And although Jaap Vinks music wasnt performed live but produced and recorded on magnetic tape in the studio, it is exactly the human interaction with feedback processes that connects his work with the current generation of live electronic music performers. To some extent Jaap Vinks pieces are indeed recorded live improvisations, and extending his patches and rehearsing with them was an ongoing process. . . . The selection presented here gives an overview of Jaap Vinks works made in Utrecht, ranging from his first composition Screen up to Tide 85." - Kees Tazelaar. Works selected by: François Bonnet and Kees Tazelaar.

Artist: XENAKIS, IANNIS
Title: GRM Works 1957-1962
Format: LP
Label: Recollection GRM
Country: Austria
Price: $23.00
2016 repress, originally released in 2013. "Recollection GRM assembles Greek experimental composer Iannis Xenakis works for Groupe de Recherches Musicales circa 1957-1962. "Concret PH" (1958) was assembled for the Brussels World Fair. The industrialist Philips commissioned Le Corbusiers famous "Philips Pavilion": "Ill create an electronic poem for you, he said. Everything will happen inside: sound, light, color, and rhythm." Iannis Xenakis designed the architectural blueprint and composed "Concret PH" meant to psychologically prepare the public for the show created inside, accompanied by a musical piece by Edgard Varèse. The 400 speakers that lined the inner shell were meant to fill the space through the sound sparkles of "Concret PH" and achieve a joint emanation of architecture and music, conceived as a whole: the roughness of the concrete and its internal friction coefficient found an echo in the timbre of the sparkles. "Orient-Occident" (1960) was originally composed for a film by Enrico Fulchignoni for UNESCO. The film describes a visit to the museum comparing artifacts produced by various cultures and highlighting their interaction, dating back to ancient times. From an abstract point of view, the composer regards this work as a solution to the problem of finding highly diversified means of transition, meant to link a type of material to another. One indeed witnesses a varied gradation of mutations, interplays, overlaps, cross-fading, sudden shifts, and hidden junction points. "Diamorphoses" (1957-1958) portrays continuity and discontinuity within evolution. Here are two aspects of being, whether in opposition or in communion. In "Diamorphoses" this antithesis was illustrated sections of sound strongly opposed to others, and particularly in organizations of continuous variations of average or "statistical" heights. "Bohor" (1962): Bohor (referring to Bors the Younger, Lancelots cousin), is a character from the medieval cycle of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. "Bohor" is dedicated to Pierre Schaeffer. The author deliberately abstained from giving any descriptive information on his piece, letting the listener choose an imaginary route for himself. This release presents the 1968 version, revised by Iannis Xenakis himself and as yet not made available to the public. "Even though Iannis Xenakis never made musique concrète in the sense given by Pierre Schaeffer, the GRM was a locus for experimenting with his ideas about sound and sound structures. These works, composed between 1958 and 1962, show a boldness as advanced as in his orchestral approach. The relationship between Xenakis and Schaeffer was often tense. It nevertheless entailed mutual recognition and respect towards each others musical approach. Schaeffer found the piece disproportionate in terms of intensity but was indeed pleased by the dedication. The four pieces presented here, all produced at the GRM, undoubtedly demonstrate the experimental intent and the strictly physical character of Xenakis music, in that it provides the audience with a listening experience of a rare intensity." --François Bonnet & Christian Zanési; Cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin, January 2013. Layout by Stephen OMalley. Executive Production by Peter Rehberg." - Recollection GRM.

Artist: BIOTA
Title: Cape Flyaway
Format: CD
Label: Recommended
Country: UK
Price: $20.00
"After 5 years of extensive and careful work, the new and much anticipated CD by this extraordinary collective, who have no parallels, no rivals and no peers, is at last complete. Its a dense and indescribable orchestration of electric and acoustic guitars, clavioline, trumpet, Hammond organ, micromoog, biolmellodrone, electric and acoustic violins, bass, mandolin, accordion, piano, rubab, kit percussion and sometimes voice, layered and radically processed in the unique Biota manner. There is a leitmotif of folk elements in this piece that emerge from the roiling, swirling quicksand of sound we now expect from Biota, with texts by WB Yeats and snatches, arrangements and influences floating by way of Christy Moore, June Tabor, Judy Collins, Sandy Denny, Bert Jansch, the Bothy Band and older traditional sources. Biota craft sonic worlds that relate to, but are not built like, the music with which we are familiar; for them time is a continuum rather than a sequence of events; a simultaneous present in which past and future possibilities exist conterminously. With a 24 page full colour art portfolio from the Biota collective." - Recommended.

Artist: BIOTA
Title: Half A True Day
Format: CD
Label: Recommended
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"Six years in the making, this is the sixth CD released by ReR from the visual/sonic art group Biota. Unique in their history and method, Biota painstakingly construct complex, organic structures that mix extensive studio processing and musique concrète techniques, with a highly eclectic orchestra of acoustic and electronic resources: from kit drums, through medieval winds, strings and barrel organs, to early experimental electronic instruments. Their works are always performance driven and interleaved with successive stages of lamination, imbrication of parts, and radical pre- and post-processing. As the title suggests, in this new work a portion of a cycle -- a repeating segment of time -- is explored. We employed repeating and overlapping motifs of different lengths, allowing their staggered interaction to produce varying degrees of harmonization, dissonance, masking and reinforcement. Unpredictability of outcome was furthered by electronic processing -- both manual and automated, random and predetermined -- and by the appearance, taken out of context, of unrelated passages taken from earlier projects. Real-time performers had to interact with this instability as they constructed their contributions, and later as they gave form to the final composition. Although there are elements of chance at work in the process, the eventual architecture is intentional, and carefully worked. Mixing was done by hand and without the aid of computers, then the composition was assembled and integrated digitally. --William Sharp, Biota. The interaction of staggered, overlapping elements reveals a changeable truth about the whole as the parts variously harmonize or dissent; reinforce or cloak one another in their unfolding. The project is, at heart, about uncertainty. Players encounter the shifting interplay between previously recorded parts juxtaposed with instrumental snippets -- out of context -- introduced from the groups archives. Electronic processing programs are employed to apply semi-random and semi-intentional alterations to the proceedings." - Recommended

Artist: CAMBERWELL NOW
Title: Alls Well
Format: CD
Label: Recommended
Country: UK
Price: $17.50
The complete works of this post-This Heat band featuring Charles Hayward, recorded 1982-1986. Featuring these original releases: Meridian, The Ghost Trade & Greenfingers LP/EPs. "This definitive edition collects the entire released output of Camberwell Now (two EPs and an LP), newly re-mastered by the band and repackaged with full notes, lyrics, additional photographs and artwork. Chronologically, Camberwell Now immediately succeeded This Heat, Charles Hayward continuing to work with This Heats last bassist Trefor Goronwy, and the two of them joining forces with Stephen Rickard who, for the new band, designed his unique cassette switchboard, a kind of proto-sampler -- though thats not the half of it (Steves article fully explaining the device is reprinted in the new, expanded booklet that comes with the CD). Musically, Camberwell both followed and departed from the style of This Heat. Formally and gesturally there are common elements, but there is far greater transparency and the sound palette is quite different: the music is more placed than grown, as the slow accumulation and evolution of material in This Heat gives way to a more immediate and orderly development of the material in Camberwell Now. The songs -- nostalgic, scary, and quietly desperate -- peer into the future to find harbour but confront only fragments of ruin. Debris and disturbance eat away at the root and corrode each shiny surface (mostly the musical work of the cassette switchboard). The juxtaposition of powerful, virtuosic playing and the eerie, often unidentifiable keenings, chords and constant motion of the cassettes is one of the things that make Camberwell Now so expressive of its time -- when the whole social and political fabric of a no-longer-great Britain was unravelling. Camberwell Now worked and recorded in Cold Storage, and toured intermittently through Europe between 1983 and 1986, when they disbanded." - Recommended

Artist: FAUST
Title: s/t
Format: CD
Label: Recommended
Country: UK
Price: $17.00
2016 repress. "In 1971, Polydor entered a deal with Uwe Nettelbeck to assemble a musical ensemble that could compete with the likes of The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, and Small Faces. Before the release of their debut, Faust would send tapes to Polydor containing anything from studio experiments to recordings of someone washing dishes. Allmusic critic Archie Patterson lauded the bands accomplishment, writing that The impact of Faust cannot be overstated; their debut album was truly a revolutionary step forward in the progress of rock music. He awarded Faust four and a half out of five stars, concluding that the level of imagination is staggering, the concept is totally unique and its fun to listen to as well. The first 1971 Polydor (transparent) album and one of the great testaments to originality and innovation in the field, this album took two years to create, but in the 45 years since has come to be recognized as a breathtaking achievement, which hasnt aged. Remastered, repackaged for the ReR Megacorp release, which is also a part of the Faust Wumme Years Box Set." - Recommended.

Artist: MOORE, R. STEVIE
Title: Phonography
Format: CD
Label: Recommended
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
"Phonography was Stevies first LP release, and an out-of-the-blue masterpiece: terminally idiosyncratic but with all the compositional qualities of great pop. A gifted songwriter, R Stevie (son of Bob Moore, Elvis bassist) grew up and was steeped in Nashvilles countrypolitanism; but, as a recidivist rebel, he inevitably slipped into strange byways, following his own, unique path into celebrated obscurity - as this strange and compelling record attests. Hans Arp said, My paintings are like fingernails: they keep growing and I keep cutting them off. R Stevies songs seem to follow the same rule. They create worlds, tell stories, trifle wantonly with form, harmony, structure and execution, and throw off passages of casual brilliance on the way. Lo-fi is integral to its purpose. You cant pay to get a sound like that. So, when nobody seemed to want to keep Phonography in print, ReR Megacorp were happy to oblige - its history. We took the opportunity to re-master and restore it to its original form. Instruments used: Red plastic Hagstrom electric guitar, Gibson SG Junior electric guitar, Fender Precision Bass, Yamaha acoustic guitar, Alvarez classical guitar, Premier snare drum, upside-down cardboard box bass drum, various full drum kits, Fischer grand piano, Franz metronome, Maracas, Tambourine, Cry Baby Wah Wah pedal, Jordan Creator sustain pedal, Korg synthesizer, Elka string synthesizer, Magnus chord organ, Realistic frequency equalizer, Maestro phase shifter, Univox echo chamber, hi-hat cymbals, extra cymbal (old), Panasonic cassette player, Koss and Vanco headphones, Fender Twin Reverb and Eenque amplifiers, Cords, Picks, Voice." - Recommended.

Artist: V/A
Title: Recommended Records Sampler
Format: Double LP
Label: Recommended
Country: UK
Price: $36.00
Original copies of this 1982 comp, with the glitter/glue cover art work. Featuring Vogel, Faust, Art Bears, Stormy Six, The Homosexuals, Joseph Racaille & Patrick Portella, Feliu Gasul, The Black Sheep, Univers Zero, Aksak Maboul/The Honeymoon Killers, The Work, Henry Cow, Decibel, Art Zoyd, The Muffins, Heiner Goebbels, Amos, COnventum, Hector Zazou, This Heat, The Residents, R. Stevie Moore, Ron Pate, Picchio Dal Pozzo, and Robert Wyatt. "One of thee most right angled compilations of the early eighties was the Recommended Records Sampler. Released when Post Punk was turning into that "New Pop" shite, and the even shite-er Goth nonsense. This handmade double album was unashamedly "Prog" in its outlook, a dirty word, even amongst the obviously "Prog" section of the Post-Punk brigade. Post-Punk was basically Progressive music,but with different (better) clothes,artwork,and in short song format. Its amusing to note how many intellectually interesting and/or progressive new records were released in 1977 and 1978 ( doesnt include proggers from before punk broke). Probably only Throbbing Gristle,The Residents and Pere Ubu in 77, and Wire, Cabaret Voltaire, and PiL in 78? A Brain was not a obligatory requirement in Punk Rock,and neither was musicianship.All the big Punk Groups of 76 had prog fans as integral members (including Rotten), and some of them became the key players behind the post-punk-prog groups. The avalanche started from 1979 onwards, and continued to mutate up to 1982, when it began to sound as if the preceding five years hadnt happened. Unknown to the new generation, the old guard of progressive music had carried on regardless,like the Henry Cow lot, and had evolved into the Rock in Opposition bracket; which is another way of saying "Prog", but with a "Post-Punk" edge.Like the NWOBHM, they took Punks urgency,and improved the older model for a modern, thinking,audience.
This set was definitely an eye-opener for me, with its glue and glitter sleeve, DIY artwork, and obvious anti-capitalist politics,and I noticed it had The Residents(with their best song),This Heat, and The Homosexuals on it, so it couldnt be Yes or ELP record; worth a punt. Theres hardly a dull track on the four sides of this classic compilation,even the French bands are good? Cant Recommend (Geddit?) this enough, even 32 years later. Ill let Chris Cutler the man behind the label explain the reason for releasing this recording:" - Die or DIY blog.

"In 1982 Recommended was 4 years old, the catalogue had expanded and the label was firmly established; a sampler seemed an obvious and necessary next step. Compiling extracts from existing releases would have been boring, so I asked the most interesting groups under our umbrella to record something new. Most of them did. All the Rio groups appear, except for ETRON FOU LELOUBLAN who had broken up, and the sharp edge of the new generation of British bands is also well represented(THIS HEAT, THE WORK, THE HOMOSEXUALS, AMOS AND SARAH). But Europeans and Americans still predominate; the Japanese had not arrived yet. This record would have sounded very different 3 years later". "Intended on its release to be a practical compendium, 25 years on this collection reappears as an indispensable document of the range and musical brilliance of a handful of left-field groups struggling to give shape to new musical vocabularies. The breadth of their imaginations is exemplary. And Inspiring." - Chris Cutler, May 2008.
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Artist: FAUST
Title: 71 Minutes
Format: Double LP
Label: Recommended/Goodfellas
Country: Italy
Price: $40.00
2016 repress. "With Magma, Faust was one of the most important of all the European groups of the 70s. Compiled from lost and unreleased material, originally released as Munich & Elsewhere on the 10th Anniversary of their disbandment (inc. prophetic pre-dub mixing) as well as most of the unreleased Faust Party 3 LP. Intense, eccentric, hypnotic, a true timeless classic." 180 gram vinyl." - Recommended/Goodfellas.
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Artist: HENRY COW
Title: Leg End
Format: LP
Label: Recommended/Goodfellas
Country: Italy
Price: $28.00
2016 repress. "The first, 1973, release by Britains most enigmatic and unclassifiable band. Formed in 1968 by two Cambridge students, Fred Frith and Tim Hodgkinson, Henry Cows original influences included the likes of Soft Machine and Frank Zappa. However, in their undying quest to push the boundaries of conventional music, members soon took out their machetes and began hacking a new trail into an unmapped wilderness of sound. The band was thereby also staunchly anti-commercial, never compromising their sound to please anyone but themselves, and it is precisely because of this that they have gone on to influence so many musicians on the outer fringes of rock & roll on both sides of the Atlantic, particularly the NY experimental music scene." - Recommended/Goodfellas.

Artist: CONGRESO
Title: El Congreso
Format: CD
Label: Record Runner
Country: Argentina
Price: $17.00

Artist: BENDER, JOHN
Title: I Dont Remember Now
Format: LP
Label: Record Sluts
Country: USA
Price: $30.00
2010 reissue, originally released in 1980.
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Artist: BENDER, JOHN
Title: Plaster Falling
Format: LP
Label: Record Sluts
Country: USA
Price: $32.00
Reissue of Benders second LP from 1981, recreating (slightly less elaborately) the originals plaster sealed sleeve.
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Artist: BENDER, JOHN
Title: Pop Surgery
Format: LP
Label: Record Sluts
Country: USA
Price: $30.00
2010 reissue, originally released in 1983. "Absolutely winning, home-brewed experimental electronic pop, presented in impeccable, homemade fashion!References: Ike Yard, Food and Shelter, Men/Eject, Charles De Goal, Nurse With Wound, United Dairies, Pinakotheca, Vanity Records." - Mutant Sounds.
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Artist: FLYNT, HENRY
Title: Glissando No. 1
Format: CD
Label: Recorded
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
"A trance-tape piece, constituting one of three known examples of the Illuminatory Sound Environment genre (the other two being Catherine Christer Hennixs The Electric Harpsichord (Die Schachtel 2010) and HENRY FLYNTs upcoming Celestial Power (Quadraphonic Version)). JOHN BERDNTs enthralling liner notes explain ISE as "an unfurling sound field of overwhelming but far from gratuitous sensuality, a highly tuned texture where all of the aspects are coordinated to make a deeply unusual whole, a new kind of perceptual gestalt.... The piece has a disorienting flow that does something strange to time. Its internal structural logic is fascinating but lacks the distraction of an obvious narrative drama-an eternal sound, implying a potentially endless process.... Glissando No. 1 is perhaps the darkest and most feverish expression of the genre, its massed strings and continual timbral transformations covering both a broad audio spectrum and saturating all points in the stereo field with a hallucinogenic and emotive canopy." Companion track "Stereo Piano" from 1978, performed by CATHERINE CHRISTER HENNIX, is also included (her "billowing cloud" piano technique applied to a scale of Flynts, subsequently layered by Flynt himself). With sixteen-page booklet." -Recorded.

Artist: FLYNT, HENRY
Title: New American Ethnic Music Volume 4: Ascent to the Sun
Format: CD
Label: Recorded
Country: USA
Price: $16.50
"The final release in the New American Ethnic Music series (but not the last Henry Flynt on Recorded) is Ascent to the Sun, a brilliant, sparkling hillbilly raga in the family of You Are My Everlovin but with a unique double violin approach and a mind-bending structure all its own. The piece covers incredible ground in terms of specificity of mood and sentiment, and is deeply listenable and experimental at once. It is a new creation by Flynt circa 2004, engineered by Tim Barnes." - Recorded
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Artist: CURGENVEN, ROBERT
Title: Sirène - Selected Pipe Organ Works 1983-2014
Format: LP
Label: Recorded Fields Editions
Country: UK
Price: $25.00
"It was the discovery in Australia of a 1932 photograph of Robert Curgenvens grandfather -- whose grandfather in turn had emigrated from Cornwall to Australia back in the 1800s -- which was the inspiration that brought Sirène together. Five generations after that first migration across the ocean, Robert Curgenven had been the first of his line to return to the Atlantic peninsula after many years in central and northern Australia. In Cornwall, living amongst the familiar climes of wild country, hed returned also to his first instrument, the pipe organ, where his ideas about composition, pursued since his earliest pieces made over three decades before, were consolidated though hours of recordings in centuries-old Cornish churches to become the selection of works etched on Sirène. In part a companion piece prefacing a visceral forthcoming album about settler colonialism, Sirène proves just as visceral in its own right. As with the Turner painting, "Snow Storm - Steam Boat Off a Harbours Mouth," that adorns the back cover and whose story is at the heart of an eponymous track which bodily charts this myth of biography, Sirène sends listeners across roiling oceans billowing humid air, beneath plunging coastlines. Amid this elemental immersion, Curgenven asks what is it to belong to a land, or even to this ever-changing country? Cornwall has been home to thousands of years of tin mining, with a tin trade dating back beyond the Bronze Age and the Phoenicians. With a colonial history of its own, empires around and within it have come and gone like its rugged granite cliffs, which once stood miles away in the days of Cornubia. Like that coast, the citizenry has remained in a slow process of transformation -- waves of imperialism wash over and across Cornwall, as they did on Calibans horizon in his own Tempest. Sirène is not a kind of nostalgia or looking back, nor a looking forward into an imagined future, but instead it views time, lineage, and nationhood as a process and a continuum of change. Pressed on limited clear vinyl." - Recorded Fields.

Artist: CURGENVEN, ROBERT
Title: They Tore the Earth and, Like a Scar, It Swallowed Them
Format: LP
Label: Recorded Fields Editions
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"It is with regret I have had to record the existence of such large areas of desert land encountered in my travels in Australia." --Australia Twice Traversed (1889), Ernest Giles (1835-1897). They Tore the Earth and, Like a Scar, It Swallowed Them is a very physical negotiation of territories voided by history. Forged from the historical dynamics of the settler colonial trope, the album plays out across four scenes, through the eyes not of the invaded but of the invaders of a harsh and unforgiving land. Visceral psychogeography of settler colonialism rendered via field recordings gathered over 12 years in over 30 remote locations across Australia, mixed and expanded within immense, shimmering harmonics wrought via pipe organ, guitar feedback, dubplates, turntables, and low frequency oscillators. Amidst the heat and the dust, in a landscape populated only by the insinuation of characters, settler colonialists blind enactment of will and violence against and into an unforgiving, arid interior is a manifestation of a mortal struggle -- a starkness dwelling within an unfillable horizon. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering. Released on red transparent vinyl." - Recorded FIeld Editions.

Artist: FLAHERTY, PAUL & CHRIS CORSANO
Title: Last Eyes
Format: LP
Label: Records
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Saxophonist Paul Flaherty and drummer Chris Corsano are New  England-based musicians dedicated to the promise and purpose of free improvisation. Paul has released over 20 recordings since the late 70s, while Chris first appeared on record in 1997. For the past 5 years, the two have operated together in duo format as well as in collaborations with some of the finest freedom thinkers around such as Nmperigns Greg Kelly, Thurston Moore and Jim ORourke of Sonic Youth, Tony Conrad, Matt Heyner of Test and the No Neck Blues Band, Daniel Carter, Christina Carter and Heather Murray of Charalambides/Scorces, Wally Shoup, and Steve Swell. Together, Flaherty & Corsano seek to champion the cause of total free improvisation, an often misunderstood, underestimated, and sometimes even hated artform." - Records.
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Artist: FLAHERTY/CORSANO/SHOUP
Title: Bounced Check
Format: LP
Label: Records
Country: US
Price: $14.00
"Wally Shoup, Chris Corsano, and Paul Flaherty make up this Screamin free punk-jazz-liquid-solid-noize trio captured LIVE "in your face"-style in Seattle, WA. Totally improvised double sax and drum explopsions that break down into duos and solos and re-ignite as trio howlin paint splattered maddness gone butt-naked wilder. Recorded at an art gallery with Artwork melting off the walls and frightened fans nervously mopping their furrowed blood-stained brows (they were especially afraid one or both of the sax players would expire...... it did feel like attempted sax suicide), this limited LP, which will be the final volume in the RECORDS label plan, represents one half of the concert that emerged on that unsuspecting evening. The other half is being released at the same time (relatively) on the Tyfus label in Finland as BLANK CHECK. Thus creating another pair of sister releases much like the LAST EYES (RECORDS #8) & STEEL SLEET (TYFUS) LP pair released in 2005. The CHECK pair will serve as the document of the only event this trio has played to date, and it presents another blistering historical document of an underground movement that continues to go un-recognized and even un-noticed in most of the so-called civilized baby starvin world. Free music... hard to believe it can still piss people off just by rearing its ugly head... but someones gotta stand up and throw the metaphysical psycho love bombs... thankfully we still have volunteers like these notorious three to kick around the turntable. Sure to sell out within 10 years or my name isnt Bon Jovi." - Records.

Artist: IRONS, ASA & SWANN MILLER
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Records
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Recorded in 2003 as he was travelling around the country, this very simple, intimate, and home spun record continues to stun all who have heard it as a self released CDR. Asas vocals are complemented so perfectly by his dear friend Swann that the songs resonate with the mutual knowing only old close friends can share. If you are at all familiar with his efforts in FEATHERS, or watched him hunch over a guitar with WTICH, or have been perplexed and amazed at his saw blade solo work, this document will be an irreplaceable eye-opener to how well grounded and concurrently high reaching Asas music can be. Limited to 600 copies on opaque grey vinyl, packaged in black jackets with art by Hillary Irons glued to the front. This is one of those records, a classic." - Records.
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Artist: SHRIN
Title: Ventilating The Corpse
Format: LP
Label: Records
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"The material here was recorded in 1991, 1992, and 1995 and is of the bowed cymbal, frenetic drumming, guitar, bozouki, and chant nature. Limited to 500 copies." - Records.
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Artist: SUNBURNED HAND OF THE MAN
Title: Complexion
Format: LP
Label: Records
Country: USA
Price: $14.50
"In 2002, records was privileged to bring SUNBURNED HAND OF THE MAN⿿s debut LP, Headdress (R6) to the listening world. This summer we are again honored to offer you their latest exploration, Complexion (R13). While SUNBURNED HAND has traveled fromEuropetoAlaskain the past two years, and will be releasing a massive double LPs worth of material recorded entirely outdoors in Wasilla,Alaska on Ed Hardys Eclipse Records, the urge to feel the home soil led the band to create Complexion. Recorded entirely in a small public garden outside of Union Square in Somerville,Massachusetts. Musically, and visually the album carries a local theme as the artwork is bySomervilleartist John Jågel. You can see Mr. Jågels work on other classic records such as Ornette Colemans Ornette! and John Coltranes Ole Coltrane. Each record will also come with separate poster rendering another of Mr Jågels work. There will be 1000 copies of this record available." - Records.

Artist: CASTRO, NICK
Title: Spy In The House Of God
Format: LP
Label: Records of Gauhd
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"With his ever evolving voice, Nick Castro cuts to the murk of the ancient matter of the new class of acid folkies deeper and clearer than his contemporaries, showing a range and depth of understanding that would make John Renbourn and Anne Briggs proud. Unlike his contemporaries, his songs avoid indie masquerade and hidden pretension, resulting in a more finely tuned, textured approach, framed by a complete understanding of the musical worlds in which this young musician explores. Castros ability to play a variety of folk instruments with the know how and invested interest of a Robin Williamson is impressive, helping to fully construct a musical adventure that works effortlessly to include the listener as an extension of the songs themselves, rather than mere spectators to the overall sound." - Records of Gauhd. Numbered edition of 300 in silkscreened jackets.
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Artist: V/A
Title: Poesia Sonora: Antologia Internazionale di Ricerche Fonetiche a Cura di Maurizio Nannucci
Format: LP
Label: Recorthings & Zona Archives
Country: Italy
Price: $28.00
Second edition (orig. CBS, 1975) on clear vinyl. Feat. Brion Gysin, Bob Cobbing, Henri Chopin, Franz Mon, Bernard Heidsick.

Artist: COSTES
Title: Nik Ta Race
Format: CD
Label: Rectangle
Country: France
Price: $18.00
"2000 release. Featuring Sebastian , Criminology , Ghrib & Mejnoun , and Darline . Photos by John B. Root . Makeup by Emese Szabo . Mastered by Frédéric Marin ." - Rectangle.

Artist: BIANCHI, MAURIZIO
Title: S.F.A.G. 81
Format: LP
Label: Recursion
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Maurizio Bianchis 1981 Symphony For a Genocide LP is the artists most well known work, widely recognized as a classic of early industrial music. A year and a half after its initial release on vinyl in a limited edition of 227 copies, the album was reissued on cassette by the Broken Flag label. It was at this time that Bianchi created an entirely new recording drawn from the audio of the original LP. Entitled S.F.A.G. 81 and issued in January 1983 as a companion to the Symphony For a Genocide cassette release, it was a radically different work comprised solely of two extended, side-long tracks. Bianchi had already began to evolve from the harsh and primitive attack of his earliest releases toward a more desolate, introspective sound exemplified by The Plain Truth and Armaghedon albums; S.F.A.G. 81 lands somewhere in between these two approaches. Remnants of the relentless mechanical rhythms and synthesizer churn of the original Symphony remain, but it is as though one were listening to them from a distance, lost in the midst of a massive blizzard. Strains of recognizable sound drift in and out of earshot like hallucinations, echoing across the bleak stretches of grayed-out sound. S.F.A.G. 81 has been re-released (often in abridged form) on cassette and CD several times over the years, and an excerpt appeared on one LP side of Vinyl On Demands massive five-disc Broken Flag retrospective box set; this reissue marks the first time ever the complete album has been available on vinyl. Remastered and fully authorized, it comes packaged in thick tip-on jackets with artwork by longtime Bianchi collaborator Siegmar Fricke. One-time pressing of 500 copies." - Recursion.

Artist: JANSEN, EWAN
Title: Aqua Libre EP
Format: 12"
Label: Red Ember
Country: Australia
Price: $16.00
"Nearly 20 years ago, a little label started by releasing a handful of lathes containing stories of life in a sleepy city called Perth in Western Australia. Inspired by the ocean and the river during long hot summers, Red Embers humble pursuit is deep expression via the practice of analog synthesis. Ewan Jansen resurfaces to take the helm again on Aqua Libre EP, an aquatic house music tale that is equally lost at sea as it is freely swimming in the ocean." - Red Ember.

Artist: FOX
Title: San Francisco Session
Format: LP
Label: Red Lounge
Country: Germany
Price: $25.00
"Another RD Records surprise! An unreleased album from this post-Day Blindness band, recorded in 1969-70. This album is a heavy, bluesy, psychedelic masterpiece of the highest order. It is virtually the second Day Blindness album with slight personnel changes, but musically its in a more heavy psychedelic direction. The lead guitarist Gary Pihl is well known today for being the guitar player in Boston. Here he plays an amazing psychedelic guitar and it reminds us in parts of the mighty Marianis Perpetuum Mobile album. Superb bass guitar by Johnny V. Vernazza and crazy drums by Roy Garcia, who later went to play with the legendary band Gold (of Rockadelic Records fame). Only one 45 single was ever released of those fantastic sessions on Studio 10, and the single is mega rare these days. A treasure lost at the time that we are very pleased to present to you today. Deluxe gatefold cover with story and pictures. For Fans of Mariani, Groundshaker, Estes Brothers." -Red Lounge

Artist: JUNGLE
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Red Lounge
Country: Germany
Price: $25.00
"Here´s a real surprise, the first legitimate re-issue of this mega rare Californian psychedelic monster. This is one of the best and most sought after psychedelic gems ever recorded, with amazing and fluid heavy fuzz guitars, superb organ, drums and fantastic songwriting. Recorded in New York in 1969 while the band was living in a farm in Vermont. The original was pressed in a run of 50 demo copies only! No names or hints are given on the original LP but after over a decade of excruciating search, Miguel Rodriguez, the man behind finding Darius, Garrett Lund, Stonewall and many more, finally found the band members! So here is your chance to listen to one of the great mystical albums of the psychedelic private press collectors realm at the fraction of the cost of the original, in amazing sound. This gem comes in a gatefold cover with unseen pictures and full band history, released in full collaboration with the surviving band members." -Red Lounge
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Artist: NEW AGE
Title: All Around
Format: CD
Label: Red Lounge
Country: Germany
Price: $21.00
Also including members Mark Levinson and Bruce Langhorne. "This is what can be called one of the major sensations in the raga influenced psychedelic/acid folk field. Also some of the earliest recordings in this genre and hitherto unreleased. After the release of the Light of Day album in 1966 the now legendary Pat Kilroy and Susan Graubard went on with playing and creating music together. What you hear on this album is what they recorded for Warner Brothers in the summer of 1967, a true groundbreaking adventure of the highest order. They expanded in the direction they started in 1966 and the result is far beyond and superior to everything I heard from that time period before in this musical style except for Tim Buckley. No wonder that it didnt come out at that time because those recordings were for sure far too adventurous for Warner Brothers and also for almost other leading music companies at the time. Incredible -- and I mean INCREDIBLE raga influenced psychedelic/acid folk with some of the best songwriting I know of with monstrous lyrics and deep lead vocals. Also a wide range of instruments were played like incredible raga-esque acoustic guitar, electric bass, Spanish cowbells, bell tree, silver flute, bamboo flutes, viola, tamboura, conga drums, tables, acoustic and electric bass and tambourine. Pat Kilroy sadly died of Hodgkins disease in December of 1967 at a very young age. If this record had a proper release at the time, it would be a major classic and a milestone today in the psychedelic history book. This CD release contains six superb never before released bonus tracks recorded at Warner Brothers Studios and KPFA-FM radio station during 1967. Be ready for an incredible musical trip along with an amazing, long and very intense story behind." -All Around

Artist: SCHIZO
Title: Schizo And The Little Girl
Format: 7
Label: Red Lounge
Country: Germany
Price: $9.00
"Reissue of incredible single by pre-HELDON formation led by Mr Richard Pinhas, who personally gave permissions to use these tracks for re-release. This 3 tracks Ep features some of the heaviest PSYCHEDELIC rock outings ever. Young mr Pinhas blows you away with some amazing guitar trippery. EP comes with original artwork on thick cardboard. A must have for all PSYCH-HEADS around the planet." - Red Lounge.
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Artist: SUICIDE
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Red Star
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Repressed! Official 1999 reissue of the first Suicide LP from 1977, on the original Red Star label. Digitally remastered, iconic cover art intact. Beyond-essential late 70s underground listening which has carried near boundless influence. This edition contains two extra tracks not on the original LP: a remix of "Cheree," and "Keep Your Dreams." - FE. "Suicide were Alan Vega (voice) and Martin Rev (electronics). Classic punk-electronic trance that sounds as intense and vivid as ever and unlike some of their peers from the era, still as dangerously futuristic." -Red Star.

Artist: NURSE WITH WOUND/GRAHAM BOWERS
Title: ExcitoToxicity
Format: CD
Label: Red Wharf
Country: UK
Price: $21.00
"The third studio album release from Nurse With Wound and Graham Bowers. ExcitoToxicity ... an excess of most things, both mentally and physically, although exciting and pleasurable, can easily accelerate and rapidly become toxic ... on a cellular level, deadly. We have thrown caution to the wind and gone overboard on the quality of the 8-panel digipak artwork design and packaging for this release ... why? ... Graham liked all of Stevens proposed paintings for the album ... so Steven decided we should feature them all ... on a heavy board in full gloss, on a matte background." - Red Wharf.

Artist: HOKE, RUSSELL
Title: Selected Poems
Format: LP
Label: Red Wheelbarrow
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"Our egg has chicken physics on the run." - Russell Hoke.

"Hokes poems are dreams of possibilities outlasting the transient hopes of philosophy and science." - Robert F Kellel, Antiquarian Book Mart.

"In the age of social networking and digital distribution, where music fans are inundated with an endless barrage of preview tracks, video clips, and promotional blurbs, the story of little known Texas-based songwriter, Russell Hoke, reads almost like something swiped from the pages of The Acid Archives than from someone who has released four albums in 2011 alone. The truth is that Hoke had recorded a bunch of songs in the Eighties and Nineties, but has only, in the past few years, begun to actively release this material in limited, hand-assembled editions on his private press imprint, Unheard-Of." - Foxy Digitalis.

Artist: CARDUCCI, JOE
Title: Rock and the Pop Narcotic
Format: Book
Label: Redoubt
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"New, amazing third printing of this historic rock book by ex-SST staffer Joe Carducci. First published in 1990 (and later reissued by 2.13.61 in 1994), this book has been painfully out of print for much of the past decade. Now up to 529 pages, paperbound, with Carduccis new preface and afterword; elegantly redesigned. Includes photographs and an illustrated appendix. Subtitled Testament for the Electric Church, this is Carduccis book of Rock Theory, which reads like "a speed freaks hallucination into a dictaphone." A modernized, but still wonderfully dense update of Meltzers Aesthetics of Rock, this book defined the literal "aesthetics" better than anyone before or since, connecting the dots from Sabbath to Black Flag like the ultimate mainline. Unlike just about every other book ever written about "rock", this one is absolutely required reading. If you havent read it, youre stuck on the goddamn wrong side of the fence. Third edition (May, 2005), 529 pages." - FE.
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Artist: CARDUCCI, JOE
Title: Enter Naomi - SST, LA And All That
Format: Book
Label: Redoubt Press
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
"JOE CARDUCCIs Enter Naomi began as the authors attempt to discover what had happened to music photographer NAOMI PETERSEN. She worked most notably at SST Records in the 1980s. At the May, 2005 premiere of the Minutemen documentary, We Jam Econo, word spread that she had died two years earlier. As Carducci found out more about her years before and after SST, his planned email death notice became a lengthy photo-essay for the web and eventually this book. "This is an absolutely mesmerizing introduction to L.A.s punk pantheon of outside musicians, artists, photographers, and performers. As Carducci reminds us, the wild kids on the Strip, the Strand, and the Desert created a potent musical underground in the shadow of the corporate-entertainment industry and it continues to subvert and inspire."-Mike David (City of Quartz, Planet of Slums). 270 pages, with photos, illustrations." - Redoubt Press
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Artist: V/A
Title: Killed By Death - British DIY Vol. 1
Format: LP
Label: Redrum
Country:
Price: $12.00
Subseries of the long running KBD rare punk reissue program. This focuses on the late 70s/early 80s DIY/art punk side of things. Features 7" tracks from London PX, Hornsey At War, Petticoats, Mudhutters, Puritan Guitars, Disco Zombies, Sods, Fun 4, Spelling Missteaks, One Gang Logic, Atoms, 012 (from the classic Weird Noise EP on Fuck Off Records!) and Shoes This High (pre-Kiwi Animal). Small repress.
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Artist: V/A
Title: Left of the Middle: Australian Soft Rock, Folk, Private Press & Otherwise
Format: Cass
Label: Redundancy Music
Country: Australia
Price: $7.00
"A scattered collection of the forgotten and fringe from the back roads of Australian popular music, genre-less wanderers left behind in subsequent Australian archeology. Mixture of crude private press and slick major label recordings; teenage thug sharpie rock, progressive folk musicians playing with and against the strains of bush music traditionalism, Bobb Trimblesque psych-folk, brief glimpses of West Coast singer songwriter beauty, alien flamenco guitar, baroque jazz, Hazlewood aping country artists, and the sound of people missing the mark. For some this may be a tougher listen then the harshest noise, others will find it a strange and rewarding journey into the unknown losers of Australian music history. Pro press, 20 tracks, 71 minutes, full notes included on insert." - Redundancy Music.

SIDE A

Howard Eynon – French Army (So What If Im Standing In Apricot Jam, Basket Records, 1974/75, Tasmania)
Danny Graham – Well Make A Deal (In Amsterdam) (s/t, Sinsemille Music, 1980, New South Wales??)
Systems Go – Transatlantic Line (7”, no label, 1978, Adelaide)
Jim Minchin – You Cant Do More Than That (Seven Whole Days, Move Records, 1970(?), Melbourne)
The C.C.C. Band – Lemon Tree (Welcome To Cordial Land, no label, 1976, Brisbane)
Chris Freeman – Dennis Hallucinating (Thesilger, no label, 1976, Melbourne)
Cast of Cult – Red (Cult; A Musical About The Future, Reflection Records, 1973, Melbourne)
Jade – Rockin Orgy Pt. 1 (7”, Jade Records, 1977, Melbourne)
Greg Quill & Country Radio – Empty Pockets/Leaving The City (Fleetwood Plain, Harvest Records, 1971, Sydney)
Lee Conway – The Other Man (7”, Sweet Peach Records, mid 1970s, Adelaide)
Mike Quarmby – Muddy Murray River (Its Nothing You Could Ever Hang A Name On, EMS Gold Label, 1974?, Adelaide)

SIDE B

Doug Ashdown – Willies Shades (Leave Love Enough Alone, Billingsgate Records, 1974, Adelaide)
Janette Geri – River (Rising, Arts And Grafts Records, 1986, Melbourne)
Steam Shuttle – The Wee One/Rocking The Cradle (s/t, Larrikin Records, 1977, Sydney)
Cathie OSullivan – The Orange Tree (High Places, Larrikin Records, 1983, Sydney)
Margret Roadknight – Ice (Ice, Infinity Records, 1978, Sydney)
Trevor Swadling – Wheel of Fortune (7”, Midway Records, 1983, Sydney)
Tanseys Fancy – Aque Serven (s/t, no label, 1982/83, Sydney)
Penny Davies and Roger Ilott – Galaxy Shanty (The Proud and Careless Notes, Restless Recordings, 1984, Sydney)
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Artist: FITZ-GERALD & LOL COXHILL, G.F.
Title: The Poppy Seed Affair
Format: Double CD/DVD
Label: Reel Recordings
Country: Canada
Price: $31.00
"Electric guitar radical G.F. Fitz-Gerald and soprano saxophone subversive Lol Coxhill; dual masters of spontaneous art and intuitive music, unleash The Poppy Seed Affair, a three disc collection for your edification and confoundment. The Poppy Seed Affair film was produced in 1981 by Londons anarch-oholic troupe, The Matchbox Purveyors; Ian Hinchcliffe, Jeff Nuttall, Mark Long, G.F. Fitz-Gerald, Lol Coxhill & Foxy. Inimitable soundtrack by Lol Coxhill, sometimes in trio with drummer Robert Wyatt and bassist Archie Leggett. Now rescued from utter obscurity to DVD (NTSC all-region; run time: 30 minutes), this comedic tour-de-farce juggles the insane and the inane with a twist of the profane. Complementing this complete experience are two extraordinary compact discs mastered directly from true-to-life tape recordings out of the G.F. Fitz-Gerald archive. CD1 is an intimate, close-mic concert recording of Fitz-Gerald & Coxhill at Newcastles Spectro Arts Workshop, 1981. Here, the duos mercurial genius for spatial sonics is fully displayed. CD2 collects several works for tape, beginning with "Listen Collage," which reconstructs, à la Faust Tapes, random room sounds of bizarre hippie domesticity, bedroom radios, tape recorders and ambient street sounds from Londons Ladbrooke Grove during the spring of 1969. Unmistakably, this is a prodigious 20-minute audio adventure unique to its epoch. Following "Listen Collage" are two extended works for prepared guitars and sundry effects, leading to the sampled tape loop trip "Band In My Head." And lastly, a tape collage for The Matchbox Purveyors stage show, The Team. This entire disc transforms the magic of the creative moment into deeply experiential realms for our minds-eye. Furthermore, in refusing to impose any impure digital processing whatsoever, these analog recordings remain en vérité. Few guitarists have so audaciously scaled the sonic heights G.F. Fitz-Gerald has, no other saxophonist sounds as Lol Coxhill does, and Reel Recordings proudly presents a profusion of their unadulterated artistry throughout this rare archival collection. The Poppy Seed Affair is delivered as a numbered limited edition of 500 copies." - Reel Recordings.

Artist: V/A
Title: Juddy In The Sky With Nazis
Format: LP
Label: Reep
Country: Germany
Price: $22.00
"Looney compilation album dealing with phonetic 60s rock. The cover art speaks for itself. A collection of tracks sung in English by bands from faraway countries that DONT! speak English. Just play the opening track Juddy In The Sky by Romanian band CVINTETUL MAMAIA from 1968 and you know what this album is all about. Limited edition of 500 copies, sky-blue coloured vinyl and coming with inlay, with extansive info on the bands involved. Featuring 60s garage bands from all over the world; ATLANTIS, OS SELVAGENS, THE OX, LOS WALKERS, GEN ROSSO, SYRIUS, LOS HURACANES, DIE KETTELS etc. Beautiful artwork and vinyl only." - Reep.
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Artist: DESPERATE BICYCLES, THE
Title: New Cross, New Cross
Format: 7"
Label: Refill
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
Limited copies of reissues from a few years back.
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Artist: DESPERATE BICYCLES, THE
Title: Obstructive
Format: 7"
Label: Refill
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
Limited copies of reissues from a few years back.
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Artist: DESPERATE BICYCLES, THE
Title: Smokescreen/Occupied Territory
Format: 7"
Label: Refill
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
Smokescreen EP on one side with Occupied Territory on the flip. Limited copies of reissues from a few years back.
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Artist: DESPERATE BICYCLES, THE
Title: The Medium Was Tedium
Format: 7"
Label: Refill
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
Limited copies of reissues from a few years back.
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Artist: SINCLAIR, DAVID
Title: Take My Hand
Format: CD
Label: Regenerator
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Take My Hand is the ultimate Canadian Private Pressing LP from 1973, West Coast folk-rock-psych stylings with sudden tempo shifts from mellow dreamy acoustic with occasional female backing vocals to sudden bursts of electric guitar wailing. The album also has a couple of great downer tracks with sparse arrangements. Highlights include: A Tale Of Raven To Know You Three Hour Ride and This Time Around. Canadian singer-songwriter style music with some psych direction, and a strong and very pleasant West Coast feel. Fans of David Wiffen and Vernon Wray would greatly enjoy. The album was brilliantly recorded by legendary Canadian producer and artists Stan Cayer and has been fully remasters from the original tapes. Also included are 7 previously unreleased bonus tracks!" -Regenerator

Artist: V/A
Title: The Cool-Aid Benefit Album: Deluxe Edition
Format: Double LP
Label: Regenerator
Country: USA
Price: $28.00
"At the end of the 1960s, there was a house in Vancouver that was a home solely for hippies and homeless youth; it was known to locals as the Cool Aid House. When the Canadian government withdrew funding in 1970, the house was in danger of closing. All of the top bands in the Vancouver area offered to record songs for a benefit album -- and since the local music scene produced some of the best bands in Canada, the album that resulted was stunning; it has long been a much sought-after collectors item. What no one knew until recently was that the original Cool-Aid Benefit Album was intended as a two-record set: contractual problems with Capitol Records forced Cool Aid House founder John Walsch to drop tracks by Mother Tuckers Yellow Duck -- tracks that are now restored to this package. Other cuts include the strange proto-electronic burbles of Mock Duck (quite unlike almost everything else they ever recorded) on As The Bullet Enters Anton and Pointillistic Scherzo; the vicious snarl of Black Snakes Carousel, and the strange Spalding Grey-ish acoustic song/poem The Planet Man. Hydro Electric Street Car have left little behind them, but their lovely High Memory sounds like a lost Grateful Dead track from their early, dreamy period. A terrific discovery! Obscure cuts available nowhere else, in a wide variety of styles: weird electronic sounds, heavy garage fuzz guitar freakouts, stoner rock, and acoustic folk. Housed in a gatefold sleeve. Limited, numbered edition of 1,000 copies." -Regenerator

Artist: DIE TODLICHE DORIS
Title: Liveplaybacks
Format: LP
Label: Reinhard Wilhelmi
Country: Germany
Price: $18.00
"A warehouse find brought this rare LP from 1986. The Tšdliche Doris ended their musical career with a live record. Listening to the record, one notices how the sound becomes worse from piece to piece. The reason for this is not the bad quality of the recordings, but a deliberate concept: The group played each piece live only once. For subsequent concerts the Tšdliche Doris used the original recording as a playback, to which they feigned. This was in turn recorded with the applause and sounds of the respective audience. This process was repeated several times, so that by the last piece of this layer cake on can hear the sound of seven auditoriums at the same time. The original music exits only as a distorted and blurred noise in the background." - Reinhard Wilhelmi.
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Artist: ASTER
Title: Rel 016
Format: LP
Label: Rel
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Aster rel016 is the first release in the rel live series, which documents a show in Boston from 2009. Aster takes a different form in this set moving away from its distinct style of high pitch sustained overtone bends and song structure, pushing more towards a guttural blend of string scrapes and sustained tones in combination with an aggressive form of saxophone and drum textures. Blending guitars, drums and horn with Pauls unique green box set up. The music moves slowly and steadily through different areas ending, with a sustained drum, string and saxophone section featuring an aggressive but oddly mellow texture and energy. rel016 is a one sided LP housed in a silk screened black cover with a metallic fold over paper with a unique laser die cut design. The inside has printed notes with the instrument details and information. The record is a one-time limited pressing of 135 copies." -Rel

Artist: KESZLER, ELI/ASHLEY PAUL
Title: Aster
Format: LP
Label: Rel
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Aster is the debut LP release by the duo of Ashley Paul and Eli Keszler. Having spent the last 3 years performing all over the northeast, they have developed a unique sound, combining the piercing high pitched resonance of Keszlers bowed crotales and cymbals with altissimo sustains and drastic pitch bends of Pauls alto saxophone and clarinet. The split tone combinations from these instruments is surprising and overwhelming, creating continuous, multi-layered, dense, shifting harmonics and intense inner-ear sound. Spinning discs, invented resonating metal configurations, bending reed tones, and voice interference carefully blend, creating a wild texture that is both harsh and striking . This is contrasted with Pauls guttural string attacks, which meet the rapid-fire movement of Keszlers low end bowed cymbals and jittery crash. This is a live document recorded to 4 track, with no sound modification. This LP is the first official release in a planned series of releases by this long standing duo. Pressed on 160 gram copper plate pressed virgin vinyl with a black inner sleeve, the LP is housed in a textured paper cover that features a layered screen printed drawing. The inside contains grey pasted notes with an attached 8" x 25" 3 part multi-tone picture which has been printed across a fold-out frosted vellum book. All of this has been screen printed, drawn, and then hand assembled by Keszler and Paul. The record comes in a limited hand numbered edition of 300 copies." - Rel.

Artist: MULLEN, GEOFF
Title: Accidental Guitars
Format: LP + Book
Label: REL
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Geoff Mullen presents a new side of his ever-changing and open language, dealing here with his rawest material to date, and in many ways finding himself in a homecoming to the guitar. On Accidental Guitars, Geoff expands his instrumental language with his unique variety of invented, accident-prone technique. Re-contextualized live performances are filtered through an intuitive sense of form and pretexts, leaving us with an intense, jarring, pointed, and textural compositional language. With little more than an electric guitar, he conjures abstract formations and clattering percussive tones that are starkly contrasted with tape hiss and sudden echoplexd delay. Sustains calm the mood throughout and create a beautiful and oddly soothing atmosphere that seems to move in all directions at once. The music on Accidental Guitars has an ability of creating form out of being lost, and achieves lucidity through this sense. This record is a unique document, finding Geoff between forms and excepted styles, and seeing him off, once again, in another new and exciting direction in his music. Accidental Guitars is pressed on heavy 180 gram vinyl, housed in a matte black inner sleeve, produced in a deluxe edition with multi screened designs on archival heavy stock with a insert and notes by the composer. Limited edition of 350 copies." -REL.

Artist: NMPERIGN & JAKE MEGINSKY
Title: Selected Occasions Of Handsome Deceit
Format: LP
Label: Rel
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"REL012 is the recorded debut of the trio Nmperign with Jake Meginsky. Pressed on 160 gram copper plate mastered vinyl, REL012 features Nmperign in an energized, turn-on-a-dime form. Prodded by Meginsky into unnamable, angular textures, the trio is agile and unpredictable, occupying many angles of musical extremes. REL012 is a one-sided LP cut to 45 for Maximum Dynamic range. Featuring a striking cover, designed by Eli Keszler, printed by Ashley Paul. A light blue fold-over paper is integrated in to a heavy picture disc sleeve, labeled with a color sticker. Screened notes are featured on the inside. REL012 is a one-time, hand-numbered edition of 300 copies." - Rel.

Artist: PAUL AND MAUREY
Title: Satellite
Format: LP
Label: Rel
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
"Paul and Maurey is the duo of Ashley Paul and Sakiko Mori. Satellite is an extended album with new and unreleased material, based off the micro edition cassette released on Wagtail in late 2010 that sold out in an instant. This version reveals their expansive, open ended and dynamic approach, combining Ashleys intuitive writing and vocals, with their propulsive and multi-layered rhythms, clatter and dynamics from the ensemble sound. Both perform on a wide range of instruments: Sakiko on keyboards, percussion, harmonium and Ashley on guitar, green box, reeds and even tuba. These two play multiple instruments at once and often switch in the middle of songs. Together they create a unique world of small scale/micro-sounds and non-musical gestures, somehow fitting this all within a song structure that really needs to be heard to be understood. In doing this, Paul and Maurey make something oddly beautiful out of the rawest material. Satellite is an LP edition, printed on clear vinyl, pink labels, with black matter innersleeves in custom, hand painted covers and silk screened jacket, in a limited edition of 340 copies." -Rel.

Artist: PAUL, ASHLEY
Title: Line The Clouds
Format: LP
Label: Rel
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
"Multi-faceted composer and performer Ashley Paul releases her new LP. A hyper-intuitive record, where off-kilter instrumentation meets beautifully crafted melodies to convey the very essence of musicality, Line the Clouds contains 44.18 minutes of sonic paradoxes and dichotomies. Stirring up a zephyr of twelve blissfully cacophonous sounds -- singular moments of an indivisible whole -- the focus is on guitar, voice and saxophone, but Ashley also employs everything from flute, clarinet, guitar, bells, percussion and prepared strings in her melodic endeavours which simultaneously plugs in the ghost of American song. From Wide Expanse -- where high-pitched reeds and whistles collide with richer tones and Ashleys fragile voice -- through the simple, sparkling beauty of the LPs title track -- with the guitar at the helm -- and the multi-vocal flutterings of Watch Them Pass, theres also the freeing experimentalism and atonal clatter of Feb.21 -- a song which ably immortalises a feeling of stomach churning anguish -- and the albums gentle, abstract finale Youre a Feeling. This Brooklyn based artist is at the vanguard of the new wave of music currently rippling through the city where opposing strains of style and sound work in unison. Line the Clouds will be available in a limited edition LP available on colored vinyl in a custom sealed package with screen printed wraparound of Ashleys animal drawings, in addition to a digital version." -Rel.

Artist: USURPER
Title: Lets Just See What Happens
Format: LP
Label: Rel
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"REL is proud to present the debut LP of the Scottish duo Usurper (Ali Robertson and Malcy Duff). Creating a sound nearly impossible to describe, Usurper combines obsessive metallic clunk, destroyed voices, broken horns and dropped marbles (?), into dense fields of activity. Working towards an intuitive sound logic all its own, Usurper creates a surreal, comic structure that is unmatched and an energy that will make you laugh as soon as you shake your head in bafflement. The B side features a trio set with the addition of Sticky Foster (A Band, Prick Decay, Coffee) who blends seamlessly into the group. The LP is a one time, hand numbered edition of 200 copies with bold design featuring Malcy Duffs illustrations silk screened by Ashley Paul. The inside features a liner note pocket housing the full 24-page comic 2.1.3 by Duff." - Rel.

Artist: ALTAR OF FLIES/SEWER ELECTION
Title: Split
Format: LP
Label: Release The Bats
Country: Sweden
Price: $18.00
"Two of the best acts currently dwelling in the depths of the Swedish underground scene. Sewer Election should be well-known by now, previous releases includes a split 12" with Incapacitants, cds on Troniks and Chondritic Sound and the amazing Killing-tapes. Altar Of Flies has created quite a buzz over the last year with a huge amount of very limited tape/cd-r releases. On this split LP, Sewer Election contributes with the nasty Rotten Corpse. A crude and disgusting piece. Monotonous, freezing coldness. Altar Of Flies continues with his dark and eerie forest rumblings. Buried claustrophobic lo-fi insanity straight from hell. Heavy outbursts of feedback. Couldve been outtakes from an old Dario Argento soundtrack. Mean-spirited ugliness from both bands. Limited to 325 copies. Thick black printed sleeves with a sticker, black innersleeves, black vinyl. Photocopied inserts." -Release the Bats

Artist: BLESSURE GRAVE
Title: Judged by 12, Carried by 6
Format: LP
Label: Release The Bats
Country: Sweden
Price: $23.00
"Founded as a duo by T. Graves and Reyna Kay in September 2008, Blessure Grave blurs the lines between the goth, postpunk and neofolk genres. The pair has since developed the project into a full band while building a cult-like following, scattering various vinyl and tape releases on boutique labels around the globe. Citing Killing Joke, Death in June, March Violets and The Cure as influences, Blessure Grave injects a pop sensibility into songs otherwise doomed to dreariness, creating an interesting mix of old and new but dark all around. The music initially appears rather simple, but quickly reveals the fact that the songs are fully fleshed-out and genuinely memorable. The album provides the perfect soundtrack for contemplating todays troubled times or for simply being swept away with the nostalgic 80s vibe that permeates much of the recording. The band does not waste a lot a time allowing tracks to drone on: the songs are short and to the point, with the average track approximately three minutes in length. 12 tracks." - Release the Bats.
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Artist: BLESSURE GRAVE
Title: Making the Death Beds for Teenage Vampires
Format: 7"
Label: Release The Bats
Country: Sweden
Price: $10.00
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Artist: BLUE SABBATH BLACK CHEER
Title: Crows Eat The Eyes From The Leviathans Carcass
Format: CD
Label: Release The Bats
Country: Sweden
Price: $15.00
"Blackened mayhem from Seattles Blue Sabbath Black Cheer. Crows Eat The Eyes From The Leviathans Carcass is a collection of several older, long out of print cuts and included is also two unreleased tracks. Mastered by Hans Grüsel. Limited to 500 copies in a Stumptown Printers cardboard sleeve with artwork/design by FEEDING. Black on black print both on the cover and the disc. Blue Sabbath Black Cheer formed in late 2005, in Seattle, WA, USA, and is centered around the duo of wm.Rage: guitar, vocals, electronics and tapes - and Stan Reed: vocals, electronics, tapes and bass. The sound of BSBC is dark and heavy, violently bleak horror-noise: ⿿a demon network of scraping nails. 500 copies⿝ -Release The Bats

Artist: D YELLOW SWANS
Title: Live During War Crimes #2
Format: CD
Label: Release The Bats
Country: Sweden
Price: $15.00
"The second volume, this time a collection of darker and more sinister live recordings taken from their tour in Europe early 2006. 42 black minutes of creepy soundscapes painting a depressive picture of a world going down in dust and ashes. The 5 songs all has a weird desperate and dense apocalyptic feel to them, making this a haunting and very bleak experience. Trashy dark rumblings and total coldness. Again very well-edited stuff by Pete Swanson, works more like a full proper album than just a collection of random recordings. Amazing! Comes packaged in a Dual Plover full color sleeve with black felt. Cover drawings by Liz Harris of Grouper. 1000 copies." - Release The Bats.

Artist: DOLPHINS INTO THE FUTURE
Title: The Music of Belief
Format: CD
Label: Release The Bats
Country: Sweden
Price: $13.00
2010 release.

Artist: DUCKTAILS
Title: Backyard
Format: CD
Label: Release The Bats
Country: Sweden
Price: $15.00
"Ducktails is Matthew Mondanile from New Jersey and Backyard is an anthology of his first recordings. Raw-sounding and shimmering 3-minute diamonds, longer trance-inducing journeys into heated minds and blurred visions of the Pacific City... This is laidback music for late, late summer nights. Though being remastered to suit the CD format, the roughness from the casssettes are still here. Included here is all the tracks from the II tape, the 1992 demo tape, the split tape with Mudboy, some stuff from the Dreams In Mirror Field session as well as some new cuts. Playtime of close to 74 minutes. Glossy 4-panel digipack." - Release The Bats. 500 copies.

Artist: HEAVY WINGED
Title: Spreading Center
Format: CD
Label: Release The Bats
Country: Sweden
Price: $15.00
"Two new long tracks from Heavy Winged, following up releases on Three Lobed, Archive, Not Not Fun etc. Massive and big-sounding stuff, but with more subtle and quiet openings and endings, and without ever loosing the abrasive feeling of being dragged in grit and dirt forever and ever. Driving and powerful proto-psych-metal that manages to sound very much improvised and extremely focused and precise at the same time. Both tracks recorded live, Loudun recorded in Davis, California on 6/30/08. Strigoi recorded in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York on 11/2/07. Limited one-time pressing of 500 copies. Dual Plover gatefold sleeve with black felt and artwork by Twin Vixen. Play it loud." -Release The Bats

Artist: LOOSERS/OWL XOUNDS
Title: Split
Format: 7"
Label: Release The Bats
Country: Sweden
Price: $9.00
"Loosers from Portugal continues with their psychedelic free noise jams after releases on labels such as Qbico, Ruby Red, Meudiademorte and Woodsist. A quiet and subtle guitar-driven piece, feels like a slooow and hot Sunday afternoon. The flipside has more crude and dirty out there jazz madness from Brooklyns Owl Xounds Exploding Galaxy, featuring Adam from Holy Mountains La Otracina. 420 copies, all on black vinyl." - Release The Bats

Artist: NO BALLS
Title: Come Clean
Format: LP
Label: Release The Bats
Country: Sweden
Price: $26.00
"No Balls is Drajan Bryngelsson and Dan Råberg from Brainbombs. Monotonous protopunk with some No Wave hints. Drums and guitars. Some vocals and trumpets thrown in occasionally. The sound is raw, intense and in your face. Kind of like a mix of Brainbombs, DNA and Ruins. 11 tracks, 35 minutes. Black print on brown cardboard covers. Limited to a mere 300 copies." - Release The Bats.
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Artist: NTHnth sthSTH
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Release The Bats
Country: Sweden
Price: $16.00
"Finland and New Zealand meets again on this second collaborative album from Uton and Antony Milton (first one released as a limited CDR on Celebrate Psi Phenomenon back in 2004). A perfect clash of two beautiful worlds over 2 sidelong journeys divided into 5 shorter segments intersecting with each other. Field recordings, layers of majestic droning sounds, buried voices, percussion... Recorded in Linnavuori and Wellington from 2005 to 2007. Full colour artwork by both Jani Hirvonen and Antony Milton and liner notes by Jon Dale." - Release The Bats. 2008 release.

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

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

Artist: SHEPHERDS
Title: Loco Hills
Format: CD
Label: Release The Bats
Country: Sweden
Price: $15.00
"Loco Hills, the debut full length from these Brooklyn bush babies, is the sound of a rolling Southwestern road trip. It is the sound of unknown terrain, and appropriately Loco Hills finds SHEPHERDS entering full band territory for the first time. A fully realized jam document, toying at times with structure, Shepherds never lose sight of the "drop everything and make music" mentality that makes them so exciting. Swirling strings, tape manipulations. Bongos and wah, fire and bone. This is our music. Features members MENEGUAR, WOODS, and THE VANISHING VOICE. Digipack and limited to 500." - Release The Bats

Artist: SKULL DEFEKTS, THE
Title: The Drone Drug
Format: CD
Label: Release The Bats
Country: Sweden
Price: $16.50
"First there was Skkull then there was The Drone Drug... Continuing on the same path, the sound of The Drone Drug is of a similar relentless minimalistic nature as its predesessor. This could be seen as the electronic backbone to last years amazing Blood Spirits & Drums Are Singing (Conspiracy Records), creating a heavy beast with the most basic and stripped-down use of variations in drones and frequencies instead of guitars and percussion. Monotonous motor humming via drugged-out machinery and assaults of feedback attacking with a strong feel of claustrophobia. Compared to Skkull, The Drone Drug evolves more around a grim and abrasive sound, constantly toying with lo-fi aesthetics and a rough industrial edge. The atmosphere created is thick and black, bringing up visions of a dystopian society trembling on the edge of the world. Spreading the disease in a world slowly dying, The Drone Drug is poison and affect you it will. On this recording, The Skull Defekts is Joachim Nordwall and Henrik Rylander. 4 tracks cut by an unsharpened razor. Total playtime of 52 minutes. 4-panel digipack with artwork by Daniel Fagerström." - Release The Bats

Artist: WARMER MILKS
Title: Let Your Friends In
Format: CD
Label: Release The Bats
Country: Sweden
Price: $15.00
"The current line up of Warmer Milks is probably not what it was yesterday or what it is today. Hell, there is talk of it changing up for next month. Blame this on schizophrenia or an urge to not run in circles but its how things have always been for the loose group. Founder Michael Turner started Warmer Milks in 2003 and has refused to go backwards regardless of outside (or in house) opinions since its inception. Warmer Milks have toured by themselves throughout the United States as well with the likes of Six Organs of Admittance, Bonnie Prince Billy, Arbouretum, Howlin Rain and others The band did an extensive tour throughout Europe winter of 2007 and will be back on said continent Summer 2008. Let Your Friends In is another chapter in the more brash, aggressive side of Warmer Milks catalog. Leaning more towards skate punk and black metal, the group touched on intensities left behind from nerd critically acclaimed Radish On Light (Troubleman Unlimited 2006) but with a more street rock cum vomitorium feel. The flipside to the first track is a spook gang romper, drumless yet still punching the walls with a force no other rock can manage. The "Let Your Friends In" sessions went down in Shelbyville, Kentuckee at Rove Studios home to engineer Paul Oldham (Speed To Roam, Bonnie Prince Billy Band, ex-Broadcast Choir and Royal Trux) where various members present during the "Soft Walks" sessions (coming March 2008, Animal Disguise) took time to record this scorcher. Featuring usual WM attendees Michael Turner and Greg Backus the two lengthy cuts on "Let Your Friends In" also boasts the addition of Shawn David McMillen (Austin, TX solo artist, Iron Kite member and former member of Ash Castles) on guitar and Paul O. on dead wah guitar. Where the group has flirted with heavy rock in the past, it is easy to say that group now owns heavy rock." -Release the Bats
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Artist: WET HAIR
Title: Dream
Format: CD
Label: Release The Bats
Country: Sweden
Price: $15.00
"Wet Hair is Shawn Reed and Ryan Garbes from the now defunct Raccoo-oo-oon. It started out as a soloproject of Shawn but after a while Ryan joined in as well. After several tapes and a 12", the duo is now unleashing Dream, their first fullength album. Four long tracks of analog synth atmosphere and industrial trance punk. Sure some Raccoo-oo-oon echoes can be heard if putting an ear close to the speaker, but Wet Hair is in many ways different. Melodic, upbeat, focused, dark, warm, cold, catchy, and confusing at the same time. Hints of everything from Suicide and Public Image Ltd to Spacemen 3 shines through. Dream has a strong nostalgic feel, fragments from the past is passing by and at the same time we get a strange glimpse of the future... Glowing stuff." -Release The Bats

Artist: XIU XIU & GROUPER
Title: Creepshow
Format: LP
Label: Release The Bats
Country: Sweden
Price: $16.50
"A beautiful exploration in ambience and darkness by Xiu Xiu and Grouper. This 5-song collaboration was created out of a shared childhood trauma involving some horror film from the 70s. The recording is ranging from melancholic, cryptic passages to lush soundscapes, all the time with a weird cinematic feel to it." -Release The Bats.
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Artist: V/A
Title: Disco-Mortem
Format: Triple 7"
Label: Releasing Eskimo
Country: Sweden
Price: $18.00
1998 release featuring C.C.C.C., Grey Wolves, Merzbow, Hands To, Macronympha, and No Festival Of Light. Limited to 750 copies in green plastic bag with postcards.

Artist: LE STELLE DI MARIO SCHIFANO
Title: Dedicato A
Format: CD
Label: Relics
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"Mario Schifano was a leading Italian pop artist, and a friend of The Rolling Stones and other prominent 1960s countercultural figures. Inspired by Andy Warhols association with The Velvet Underground, in 1967 he decided to sponsor a band. The album that resulted combines a lengthy improvisation with five shorter, psychedelic-influenced tracks, and is a landmark in the development of Italian rock. Pressed in tiny quantities, it was released in November 1967 (with artwork designed by Schifano), and original copies have sold for thousands of Euros, making this long-awaited CD reissue especially welcome. Includes background notes." -Relics

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

Artist: RELIGIOUS KNIVES
Title: Evidence: Vol 2
Format: CDR
Label: Religious Knives
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"The long threatened live series of Religious Knives discs is finally ready, just in time for our european tour. 150 copies of each CDR, sold as separate volumes, will be available first in Europe and then more widely when we return. Both discs document relatively recent RK outings, and contain selected jams from various gigs, including a rare document of the �??RK2″ duo live at Big Jar Books, RK inna �??Wierd style,�?� and more. The series is called �??Evidence�?� and thats what were trying to drop." - RK. Live @ 66 Hope NY 6/27/08, and Big Jar Books 5/31/08. Remaining copies of Euro tour CD.
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Artist: SHEARING PINX/STAMINA MANTIS
Title: S/T
Format: 7"
Label: Reluctant
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"A delicately-crafted relentlessness and precision smashing take on neon squawking with the big stack on this showdown arena 7-inch docu-drama to explain everything to you about all kinds of different infections. Trust us. Whether youre bleaching out the blood on not your sheets or trading in some stuff that you found on a construction site, its the emotional scars that will last, and you cant put a cream on those." -Reluctant

Artist: INDRA KARMUKA
Title: Aadster Bovist
Format: LP
Label: Rendezvouz Radikal
Country: Germany
Price: $18.00
"After on 7" on Drone Records, this is the first LP of this Dutch project. Long undulating waves, pings, analogue sequences as counterpoints and deep drones. Relaxing ritual and psychedelic atmospheres." - Rendezvouz Radikal. 1998 LP.

Artist: CLARK-HUTCHINSON
Title: Gestalt
Format: CD
Label: Repetoire
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
First CD reissue of the 3rd Clark Hutchinson album, originally released by Deram Records in 1971. "Andy Clark and Mick Hutchinson recorded four semi-legendary LPs of drug/scatter/raga-blues between 1969 and 1971. Mick Hutchinson was -- and still is -- a gifted guitarist who had began his career playing Indian style music with the tabla expert Sam Gopal. Although he never recorded with Sam Gopals Dream -- a young guitarist named Lemmy eventually fulfilled this role -- Hutchinson and Gopal played together at the legendary 14 hour Technicolour Dream at Londons Alexandra Palace in April of 1967. Later, he teamed up with the multi-instrumentalist Andy Clark. They both played a variety of instruments and this abundance of talent was brought to bear on the extraordinary two man album A=MH? which they recorded during two hectic 12 hour sessions in 1969. The bands last offering before splitting in 1971, Gestalt , was an altogether gentler, more reflective, disillusioned affair. Gestalt is eleven tracks shot through with sadness and regret. To some extent its like listening to an extended meditation on Peter Greens Man of the World. The lyrics are less explicit and less maudlin than on that particular track, but Andy Clarks vocals have the same poignancy, and Mick Hutchinsons guitar deftly and efficiently touches all the right spots. In case youre wondering, a gestalt is a pattern or structure -- an organised whole -- that is more than the sum of its parts. The idea originates with the German system of Gestalt psychology, which holds that perceptions and reactions are gestalts. A clear example is a melody as distinct from the separate notes that go to make it up. However you apply the term to this album, there is something here that transcends the eleven short tracks that go to make it up. Its elusive, like something half-remembered from a dream. Whatever it is, its enough to break your heart." - Simon Smith.

Artist: ERGO SUM
Title: Mexico
Format: LP
Label: Replica
Country: France
Price: $24.00

Artist: ETRON FOU LELOUBLAN
Title: Les Trois Fous Perdegagnent...
Format: LP
Label: Replica
Country: France
Price: $24.00
"Etron Fou Leloublan are one of the more important offshoots of the RIO movement. This French quartet originated in the mid-70s with bassist-vocalist Ferdinand Richard, saxophonist Chris Charnet, drummer Guigou Chenevier and vocalist Eulalie Ruynat." "Has to be one of the best of the honest to goodness RIO albums. The album is very fast paced and active, with instruments of rock, jazz, and French folk all coming out quick and playful, and drums pounding away with fury. The record is just plain a fun listen. Nicolas is the best track, and its our rambunctious opener, showing off the bands lighter side, and the second best, Those Distant Waters, is one of the two drum workouts and a chilling cut about seafaring. Beyond the obvious enjoyment, LPG features some wonderful strangeness and complexity from our Francais friends, with the aforementioned instruments constantly rotated to allow for many different sounds... An avant romp done to perfection, I would recommend this masterpiece to anybody and everybody. And perhaps this is the best introduction to avant-prog." - Replica.

Artist: HEDAYAT, DASHIEL & GONG
Title: Obsolete
Format: LP
Label: Replica
Country: France
Price: $24.00
"...cult classic album, generally believed by many Gong fans and French psych music fans to be the best Gong album out there. Released as a solo album by French beat figure Dashiell Hedayatt in 1971, "Obsolete" offers up a musical polaroid picture of Gong metamorphosing from whimsical slightly clumsy psych rock act to the floating space creature that went on to make Camembert Electrique (shortly after this LP), and the Radio Gnome Invincible Trilogy. This is in most respects a super-secret disguised Gong album, with Daevid Allen and cronies providing instrumental backing whilst poet Hedayat himself takes (mainly spoken) lead vocals. A hidden gem of the bands history. Canterbury historians will also be happy to note the presence of William Burroughs; Burroughs small cameo somehow makes the album shift into overdrive, taking the remaining part of the album "from breathtaking pulsing musical scenery to terrific jams that foresaw the coming supersonic fifth gear of the later Radio Gnome Invincible days: the side long Cielo Drive 17 pips the atmospheres from backyard dreamings to full solar voyages peeping awkwardly out the periscope - with Daevid Allen at his most relentless and Malherbe on a most inspired flute stint waaaay above the music like a distant satellite." Many rate this among the most important French rock releases—up there with Gainsbourg and Vanniers "Histoire de Melody Nelson", Igor Wakhevitchs Logos," and Magmas MDK." - Replica.

Artist: MOVING GELATINE PLATES
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Replica
Country: France
Price: $24.00
"Debut album from legendary early French band, mainstay’s of the Nurse With Wound list, led by bass player Didier Thibault. Obviously influenced by Soft Machine and Frank Zappa, this original and very fine progressive rock outfit generate complex melodies and polished arrangements by the score. Elaborate themes full of breaks, and following surprising paths. The music develops by the association, superposition, blendings of the themes (more than four-hundred and fifty on the second album!), original sound combinations (organ or bass as solo instruments, trumpet, saxophone, flute, drums, vocals). The eponymous album was recorded in 1972, followed by the great "The World Of Genius Hans" twelve months later." - Replica.

Artist: MOVING GELATINE PLATES
Title: World of Genius Hans
Format: LP
Label: Replica
Country: France
Price: $24.00
The second Moving Gelatine Plates album, originally issued in 1972. "The World of Genius Hans is often given the nod over Moving Gelatine Plates self-titled debut album as their defining moment, which is surprising considering both albums are extremely close in quality. The opening title track showcases the bands ability to craft a lengthy composition of gradually unfolding, substantial development. While the exhilarating jerkiness and trademark tendency to unexpectedly jump from theme to theme is certainly still there, the group seems to rely less on the unrelenting aural assaults and machine gun choppiness of the first record. Tracks like Funny Doll and the sublime Astromonster are quintessential MGP; distorted bass lines, gorgeous horn melodies, fascinating harmonies and amorphous rhythms that never sit still. The former is perhaps the most vocal heavy the band ever got, while the latter encompasses virtually all their strengths, making it the most perfect six minutes on either album. With all that said, its virtually impossible to pick a favorite from between the two albums. A classic album and perfect representation of the eclecticism of the French progressive rock movement of the 70s." - Replica.

Artist: PAZOP
Title: Psychillis Of A Lunatic Genius
Format: LP
Label: Replica
Country: France
Price: $24.00
"Arisen from the ashes of famous Belgian bands The Wallace Collection, Waterloo and Arkham, Pazop signed a contract and recorded this first album in 1972. Unfortunately, the label refused to release the record due to its title. Influenced by Zappa and the Canterbury scene, and recorded at the famous Hérouvilles castle, this mythical album now appears on vinyl for the first time ever!" The group achieved an interesting synthesis of pop and classical, using real string instruments (violin, cello), yet amplified, instead of using electronic substitutes (such as mellotron) to reproduce orchestral sounds." - Replica.

Artist: PAZOP
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Replica
Country: France
Price: $24.00
"After the recording of their aborted first album, these ex-members of famous Belgian bands Wallace Collection and Waterloo recorded new songs in the summer of 1973 at Start Studios. Widely influenced by King Crimson and Weather Report, the amazing results of these recordings are now available on vinyl for the first time!" "Continually inventive Canterbury/jazz styled album that is very close to groups like Moving Gelatine Plates or Supersister, sharing both groups penchants for creating strange and humourous music with more than a hint of invention. The music is very crazy, shuttling between jazz and rock with furious instrumentals with lots of flute and violin." - Replica.

Artist: WEIDORJE
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Replica
Country: France
Price: $24.00
"A vinyl reissue of a hard to find album from 1978. Weidorje  (celestial wheel), was formed in 1977 by two ex-MAGMA members, Bernard Paganotti and Patrick Gauthier (also keyboardist for HELDON, a group that featured Richard Pinhas) One of Zheuls children, probably the most faithful and the closest musically and spiritually to MAGMA. A sizzling masterpiece created by what was a veritable super group of top jazz and rock musicians. Savage stuff with an anguished vibe, a strong rhythm section, ultra vitriolic guitar leads, dissonent sax breaks, and dark incantations. 180 gram vinyl." - Weidorje.

Artist: ZAO
Title: Z=7L
Format: LP
Label: Replica
Country: France
Price: $24.00
"For those not familiar with Zao, they were the first true Magma spin-off band, formed by reedsman Yochko Seffer and pianist Francois "Faton" Cahen, at a time when their creative role within that band was diminishing and all the writing duties were being taken over by Christian Vander... a long story for another day. While strongly rooted in the zeuhl tradition of Magma, Seffer and Cahen brought forth their unique musical vision in this 1973 release. They wanted to give the bands music an original color by integrating the most particular of instruments, the human voice. Mauricia Platons wordless vocals go beyond Magma and are a perfect accompaniment to Zaos singular form of jazz. Her voice, Jean-Yves Rigauds violin, and Seffers soprano sax intertwine through a complex matrix of rhythm and sound. At times the music and singing are dark and aggressive like Magma and later Shub Niggurath. At others it is light and airy. There is plenty of space in the music for improvisation at all levels, and Zao are the masters of that craft, as evidenced on spirited and energetic tracks like Ronach and Atart. It doesnt get much better than this, folks!" - Lysergic Sound Distributors.

Artist: TRAFFIC SOUND
Title: Virgin
Format: CD
Label: Repsychled
Country: USA
Price: $17.50
"In January 1970, Traffic Sounds second album, Virgin was released. It was the first Peruvian rock album to feature all original tunes. It contains the hit single Meshkalina, a fusion of Latin rhythms, power rock and hippie lyrics; it also includes beautiful acoustic tracks: "Virgin," "Simple" and "Last Song," and progressive rock tracks like "Yellow Sea Days" and "Jews Caboose." Influenced by bands like the Animals, Iron Butterfly, Jimi Hendrix Experience and Pink Floyd, Traffic Sound added their own original touches and created something new. Tired of gossip and hearsay? Now you can read a real biography of Traffic Sound, told by the band members. This re-packaged reissue includes a sixteen-page booklet with lyrics, band biography, and unseen photos. It was produced using the original master tapes, and remastered dutifully with tube amplifiers." -Repsychled.

Artist: MACLEAN, STEVE
Title: Ordinary Objects And Other Distractions
Format: CD
Label: RER Megacorp
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"In this episode, a number of short recordings of household objects and curious instruments become the core thematic material for a range of exquisitely conceived and realised pieces in which the recordings are shaped, stretched, tuned, combined and otherwise manipulated before being folded into a variety of musical structures with additional elements or parts added. Much use is made of rhythms derived from gravity - that is, dropping and bouncing - embedded into microtonal, poly-rhythmic and deeply engaging structures. Steve has been a hard sell in some ways, like Jon Rose, Biota and Bob Drake. But we think that, in the end, quality will out." - RER Megacorp.

Artist: AMA-DOTS
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Rerun
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
“Formed in the late 70s, AMA-DOTS pushed the punk ethos to a decidedly irreverent, twisted and experimental sound. At times leaning into pop ("Hit Girls") and others decidedly angry and mean ("Strange Brute") Ama-dots had a way of surprising the listener without being aimless or "weird-for-weirds sake". Releasing "Hit Girls" on their own Hunky Recs in 1980 the song became a battle cry, striking a chord with female punk patrons. At this time punk and anything close to feminist empowerment had only been uttered by The Raincoats and The Slits. The major reason most listeners heard of the later is that they were based out of London and, as much as Milwaukee had a vibrant punk scene, it was not known as a musical mecca.  Striking a deal with Chicagos Autistic Records they were produced by IAIN BURGESS, regarded as instrumental in shaping the Chicago post-punk sound with Big Black, Ministry, Effigies and more. Burgess brought the dark, aggressiveness out while not limiting the quirks, kinks and perverse sense of humor. Autistic imploded and so sat their work with Burgess making the self released single highly sought after within collector circles. This is the first time their work with Burgess as well as other local notables, including the late DENNIS FLEMION (The Frogs) has been publicly available.  This limited edition is pressed on gold marbled vinyl and includes an 11" x 17" insert with rare photos and written accounts by writers, fans and critics including a first person account of a harrowing gig in Toronto.” - Rerun.
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Artist: ANTIMATION
Title: Mono-Types
Format: LP
Label: Rerun
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"An obscure rarity from St. Louis! Decent to really good punky pop rock and sorta Paisley Underground-ish sounds. The band was led by Tony from the Camaros who were one of the first-wave Punk bands from the area. They had Mike Yaffe who was between his stints in Max Load and Bob Leach who was in Trained Animal (Test Patterns comp) and the infamous MRR-baiting White Pride. The drummer is Mike Doskicil, who was also in White Pride and the front man for sludge-core legends Drunks With Guns. Of course, this doesnt sound like any of those bands. The record was never issued in a cover. A few may have been sold in blank jackets, but most (probably all) without any jacket at all. 500 copies were pressed, but according to the band, as many as a couple hundred were tossed out or damaged in storage. They made an 8 1/2" x 14" piece of art with titles/info which was printed on red construction paper. The record was never distributed outside the St. Louis area, and less than 100 were sold when the band was active. Most probably came with the art work but many of those probably never survived the trip home after a gig. Some copies were later sold at local reunion gigs and other events, but the record is still virtually unknown outside of St. Louis. Almost every other copy of the art work was used for the blank backside for set lists, scratch paper or even lost in moves or just tossed out. We estimate that only 100-150 copies at most actually received the art, including any copies sold in recent years. We first learned about the record in 2000, and of the 10-12 copies weve seen in used bins or private collections since, weve only encountered a couple with the original art. We obtained the last remaining copies of the original, unplayed vinyl from the band. Weve housed them in a blank white jacket and made high quality (and now larger 11" x 17") reprints of the original artwork." -Rerun.

Artist: COLE, BRUCE
Title: Oh, Lou Lost the Elvis Tapes
Format: Cass
Label: Rerun
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"A solo release by Bruce of The Screamin Mee-Mees! Almost a full hour of just Bruce singing songs with his guitar. Side A is Bruces solo cassette release from 1989 titled The Lost Elvis Tapes. Its just Bruce and his trusty electric guitar. The originally cassettes were mostly mailed for review or distributed to the patrons of a couple of Bruces neighborhood bars in Ferguson, MO. Very few, if any were sold to the public. The material was reissued on CDR by Slippytown almost a decade ago, but even that was a tiny edition of 50 CDRs. Side B is a collection of acoustic songs compiled from Bruces various basement tapes. About half was recorded in the early to mid 90s and the rest going back to the early 70s. Bruce does original material along with a few covers (Capt. Beefheart, Kevin Ayers, etc) in the Dog Face style. Shrink-wrapped, pro-made, chrome cassette with full color cover. CS is limited to 100 copies." -Rerun.


Artist: GRUBERGER BROTHERS
Title: Greetings From Reading, PA
Format: LP
Label: Rerun
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"JAY and SOLOMON GRUBERGER were born to play music. They formed the legendary proto-punk/living room band O. REX in 1973, when younger brother Jay was a mere 12 years old. Future GIZMOS lead singer KENNE HIGHLAND joined the band for sporadic jam sessions in the Grubergers Brooklyn home. Beating most punks to the punch, O.Rex managed to release a three song maxi-single on their own Oral Records in late 1976. By that time, Kenne was a member of the Gizmos as well as a full time Marine! Within a few months, Kenne and the Grubergers would meet KIM KANE of the SLICKEE BOYS, and it was this meeting of the minds that would form the AFRIKA KORPS. They immediately set about recording what would become their monster, 22 song debut LP. Music To Kill By was released to great critical acclaim in late 1977, but the Grubergers would soon part ways with the rest of the Korps. Solomon and Jay relocated from Brooklyn to Reading, PA and tried to form a new band. Having trouble finding a drummer but determined to keep things moving, in early 1978 they recorded an eight song EP under the name SPIKE. They took photos for the cover and even titled the EP 90 Miles Per Hour, but the record never made it to press. The Grubergers would continue to record at the same studio over the next couple years but nothing was released from those sessions. It was during the production of Gulchers O.Rex double CD collection in 2009 that we learned of these recordings. We knew they shouldnt remain unheard, so we collected the Spike EP and the other, unreleased studio sessions from 1978-1980 for an LP that hints at what a second Afrika Korps LP could have sounded like if the Grubergers had stuck around. Mastered from the original tapes. Pressed in an edition of 500 copies on black vinyl, with full color cover and insert with liner notes." -Rerun

Artist: LUBRICANTS
Title: Activated Energy/Transformation Vacation
Format: 7"
Label: Rerun
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
“Milwaukee, WI always seemed to be ahead of the curve when it came to great music, especially with the proto-punk/art/noise-rock bands that morphed into just about every cool or at least noteworthy 77-83 indie band in town. THE LUBRICANTS were no exception and one of the best of the bunch. They formed at the Dawn of Punk and were the most ferocious band in town. They went through multiple line-up changes, but it all centered around founder and mastermind Leroy Buth. In 1980, they booked time at A.T.A. Studios in Chicago and cut the "Activated Energy" b/w "Transformation Vacation" 45. Two killer Punk sides with perfectly in-the-red production. Both songs ooze some of the most searing guitar leads committed to vinyl since Raw Power. The record came out on their own Relative Records that same year. It was the only release during the Lubricants original run. Rerun presents a high quality reissue of this Milwaukee Punk classic in a limited pressing of 500 copies on thick, black vinyl. The audio has been remastered and it comes in a glued pocket sleeve with a double sided insert including rare photos and ephemera plus liner notes by GLENN REHSE of Plasticland.” - Rerun.

Artist: ONES
Title: s/t
Format: 7" + CD
Label: Rerun
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
“OZONE was started in 1975 by a couple of high school kids from the Northwest side of Milwaukee, WI. They were the hardest rockin teenage band in town, playing full sets of original material in the vein of their musical heroes the Stooges, KISS and AC/DC to packed high school parties and teen dances. When they heard the Ramones debut in 1976, Ozone settled into a solid Punk ROCK sound. With no chance for a band like them to get signed, especially in Milwaukee, there were no pretentions. Just informed meat n potatoes rock n roll, sans any boogie or bar-band licks. After a finding the perfect line up and a couple more years of extensive rehearsal, gigs and song writing, dedication paid off and they smashed the competition at a big-time battle of area bands in late 1979. Part of the grand prize package was studio time and the release of a 45rpm single. Still called Ozone up until that point, a name change was necessary when they learned of an established group using the same moniker. The "Short Dress" b/w "Tightrope" 45 was released in 1980 on Blue Ribbon Records under their new name, THE ONES. Both sides are blazing Punk n Roll but with little to no distribution or promotion, hardly anybody noticed it at the time. Being issued without a picture sleeve didnt help matters. Copies seemed to disappear from sight along with the band, making it one of the rarest and most sought after 45s from any Wisconsin band ever. Copies have changed hands for upwards of $800 online. "Tightrope" was later bootlegged on the Staring Down the Barrel comp LP, making demand even greater. The Ones folded shortly after the record was issued when band leader and driving force CLANCY CARROLL decided to change musical directions. Originally intended to be two separate releases, weve decided to package them together as The Ones SET to make sure all you vinyl-only folks got to hear the great unreleased material on the CD. The set includes the CD (in a standard jewel case), limited 7" and two 1" pin-back buttons with the Ones and Ozone logos. The set comes packaged as one unit in a 7" sized, flapped poly bag.” - Rerun.

Artist: PEER PRESSURE
Title: Sounds (A.K.A. Music)
Format: Double 7"
Label: Rerun
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"It was just a couple of guys from Connecticut, not a "proper" band in any sense of the word. One had great chops and songs while the other had lyrics and an endless supply of brilliant ideas. Even if they were never a functioning live band, the two recorded some of the most amazing homemade Punk Rock between 1979-1980. A four song 7"EP was released on Mothers Day in 1980 (in celebration of "Thats Why They Call Em Moms") on their own Resistance Records. They intended the EP to look like something from the generic food/household products line. It was issued with appropriately designed labels and no picture sleeve. The band imploded soon after its release. With no live gigs in peoples minds, no real distribution and no cover screaming PUNK ROCK; the record and band quickly faded into obscurity. The obvious hit of the EP ("Sound Of The 80s") was included on a Killed By Death bootleg compilation in the mid 90s, but it wasnt until a medal-worthy search in 1999 by world champion record hound Ryan Richardson that the band and their story was discovered. That contact also resulted in Ryan issuing the unreleased Eve of Destruction EP as a limited 7" titled 1979/1980. This deluxe reissue includes remastered versions of both the Sounds of the 80s EP and the 1979/1980 EP. The vinyl is packaged in a folder style pocket cover and comes with a 5"x7" postcard and a 7"x14" insert including liner notes and other Peer Pressure evidence." -Rerun.
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Artist: SCREAMIN MEE-MEES
Title: Comedy Hour
Format: Cass
Label: Rerun
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"Although the Screamin Mee-Mees are best known for their 1977 EP, the D.I.Y. Punk masterpiece "Live From The Basement", the boys had been making tapes since the late 60s. They recorded goofball rock n folk songs on guitar and homemade drums, Kraut Rock-n-pot fueled white noise jams and the odd bit of comedy, organ music and other experimentations. This cassette is a real gem Im proud to have re-discovered during one of our many excavations of Bruce Coles basement. Recorded around 69 or 70, the tape was long thought lost and not heard for a couple decades. The first side is Bruce and Jon of the Mee-Mees putting on a production of "TV shows" with songs and bits, including a variety show with the boys posing as a couple rock bands. The second side starts with Bruce and Jon recording their observations as they drove around Ferguson in Jons Javelin station wagon. After that trek, the boys head back home to play a handful of original songs. Vocals by both, with Bruce on acoustic guitar and Jon on coffee can drums. About a full hour glimpse into the minds of the Mee-Mees, a very, very scary place. Shrink-wrapped, pro-made, chrome cassette with full color cover. CS is limited to 100 copies." -Rerun.

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Artist: POREST
Title: Mood Noose
Format: CD
Label: Resipiscent
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"The Resipiscent catalogue only gets better! Here it is, the eagerly anticipated third release from Mono Pause, Sublime Frequencies maker, Mark Gergis. Lethal 14th c. field recordings cuddle with razor-scored melodies, swirled radio psychedelia. Flatline drunken domesticity and circuit murder summon a festive, fertile melancholy. Unguessable, peerless, a scrubber for the bloody stuff past your ears." -Resipiscent.

Artist: SMEGMA
Title: Live 1991-93
Format: CD
Label: Resipiscent
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Cassettes are hunky-dorky but this release, originally on Smegmas Pigface label, was destined to see the light of lasers. A mad trip that starts out comfy on the couch with your face planted in the boobtube til vacuum nipples suck you headlong into the horny dark. Indecipherable electronics, murderous guitar, scrapey bells, bottomless laughter and language in a surround of percussion, an absolute media nightmare from the creators of psychysterics. No two packages alike, built entirely from recovered urban detritus. Extremely limited copies."
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Artist: V/A
Title: String Of Artifacts
Format: Double CD
Label: Resipiscent
Country: USA
Price: $16.50
"Yep, this is the compilation you heard about. Solve the enclosed crossword with your ears or find the cheat sheet hidden inside; your clues include: Sun City Girls , Caroliner, Nautical Almanac , Metalux, Wolf Eyes , Mono Pause, Hans Grüsels Krankenkabinet , Tarantism, Tom Recchion ,Fat Worm of Error ,Sixes, Bran(...)Pos, Masonic Youth , Pod Blotz, Smegma & Wild Man Fischer, Panicsville, Tom Grimley, Points Of Friction, Stilluppsteypa, Spider Compass Band, Damon Romero and too many more." - Resipiscent.
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Artist: VON HARMONSON, NOEL
Title: Born on the 4th of July
Format: CDR
Label: Resipiscent
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Bringing horror home to roost, NVH jellies your knees with this stripped down, no-place-to-hide assault. Masterful improvisations and the unadorned appeal of shredding sound viscera, fear will find your heart for you. If ever youve wanted to see the rest of Comets on Fire lying quietly dead in a pile while NVH goes completely off, nows your chance." - Resipiscent.

Artist: LUCEY, CHRIS
Title: Songs of Protest and Anti-Protest
Format: CD
Label: Rev-Ola
Country: UK
Price: $16.50
2002 release, repressed. "Chris Lucey...the man who never was..... star of one of the most mysterious, rabidly collectable and expensive West Coast folk-rock albums of all. A monster on Ebay, revered by Julian Cope, and buzzing through every psychedelic web site on the net. Produced by Marshall Lieb, Phil Spectors Teddy Bears collaborator, sounding like Arthur Lee demos backed by a punk version of Tim Buckleys band, sung and written by a man who worked with The Rolling Stones, Frank Zappa, Kim Fowley, P.J. Proby, Lowell George, and Curt Boettcher among other luminaries, but still managed to fall through the cracks of history. Bobby Jameson... subject of the most lavish and expensive Billboard ad supplement ever (for which the invoice is still outstanding), star of Mondo Hollywood and best remembered among L.A. scenesters for jumping off the roof of the Riot House on Sunset and walking away. A glimpse of that Mondo Sunset Strip underbelly that never really got represented at Monterey. On the mysterious Surrey Records, released under a pseudonym, and boasting a blurred snapshot of Brian Jones jamming in a club on the Strip as its front cover with a jazzy version of Bobbys song Girl From The East, better known as recorded by garage-meisters The Leaves... what was going on here God only knows. But a West-Coast classic from the Twilight Zone... yes, indeed." - Rev-Ola.

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

Artist: AYLER, ALBERT
Title: Holy Ghost
Format: 9CD Box Set
Label: Revenant
Country: USA
Price: $105.00
"Revanents most ambitious reissue project yet! "By 1958, Albert Ayler and his horn had made some rounds: from boy prodigy to teenage member of Little Walters Blues Band, from Little Bird of Cleveland to featured U.S. Army Band soloist. Then he resolutely set out to forget everything he ever learned about how to properly play the sax so he could channel symphonies to God out of his horn. Seeking nothing short of Truth in music, Ayler shortly became THE catalytic force in defining the sound of the tenor in Free Jazz, and was a heavy influence on John Coltranes later work. Holy Ghost is the first comprehensive attempt to construct a monument in sound to Albert Ayler, including his never-before-heard first and last recordings, book-ending rare and unissued music from every stage of his career. 9 CDs of rare and unissued recordings, 208 page full color hardbound book, new essays by Amiri Baraka, Val Wilmer, and other Ayler scholars, 10th bonus disc with Ayler as a member of the U.S. Army Band, all housed in a lavish 9.5" square by 3" deep Spirit Box cast from a hand-carved wooden original." Seven discs of live music (Hertb Katz Quintet with Ayler, Helsinki, 1962), Albert Ayler Trio (NYC, 1964), Ayler Quartet (Copenhagen, 1964; NYC, 1967), Burton Greene Quintet with Ayler (NYC, 1966), Albert Ayler Quintet (Cleveland, Berlin & Rotterdam, all 1966; Newport, 1967; Saint-Paul-de-Vence, 1970), Pharoah Sanders Ensemble with Ayler (NYC, 1968), Don Ayler Sextet w/ Ayler (NYC, 1969), Albert Ayler solo (NY, 1968). Plus 2 CDs of intereviews (1964, 1966, 1970), including a Don Cherry interview from 1971."
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Artist: TAYLOR, CECIL
Title: Nefertiti, The Beautiful One Has Come
Format: Triple LP
Label: Revenant
Country: USA
Price: $35.00
"The Cafe Montmartre recordings of November 23, 1962 capture the birth of the mature Taylor style. The boppish lines of Jimmy Lyons retain ties to the past, while Sunny Murrays coruscating, arrhythmic washes point the way to the future (just as they would for Albert Ayler only a few years later). Originally issued by Freedom in 1975, Nefertiti has attained cult status as one of the crucial recordings of Taylors career." - Revenant.
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Artist: FAMILY UNDERGROUND/MY CAT IS AN ALIEN
Title: Split
Format: LP
Label: Reverse
Country: Denmark
Price: $22.00
356 copies on transparent vinyl in clear silkscreened plastic sleeve.

Artist: JAZZKAMMER/OPEC
Title: Split
Format: LP
Label: Reverse
Country: Denmark
Price: $22.00
Limited to 323 copies. Transparent vinyl in clear silkscreened plastic sleeve.

Artist: SARAHS CHARITY
Title: Atonic Feedback Consumerism
Format: CDR
Label: Reverse
Country: Denmark
Price: $10.00
Edition of 70 in spray painted covers. Previous release on Marcia Bassetts and Matthew Bowers Heavy Blossom label.

Artist: CONGREGACION
Title: Viene...
Format: CD
Label: Revista
Country: Chile
Price: $17.00

Artist: SUDDEN INFANT
Title: Geheimnis
Format: Cass
Label: RFTS
Country: Germany
Price: $10.00
"I asked Joke (Lanz aka Sudden Infant) to record a 20-minute-secret of himself, which hes still not willing to give away. This cassette is the result. Limited edition of 100 copies!" - Micha Barthel/ RFTS.

Artist: POUR, RIP...NO!
Title:
Format: LP
Label: Rhizome Recordings
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"Basically the record button was hit and Pour, rip...no! recorded side one, took a short break, and then recorded side two. An additional space jam (played with Nicolas Vernhes of Brooklyns Rare Book Room studios) and a drum track (a couple hours of random drumming) were put to tape, and the results were layered, mixed, and then finally mastered by producing/engineering ace Kramer (Galaxy 500...), ending, finally, in an eponymous full length vinyl-only release (edition of 300). Influences could be construed as early Bruce Springsteen mixed with certain Jazz Actuel artists. The seemingly-randomness of Syd Barretts lyrics and song construction figures in as an obvious influence, as well as the humble quiet nakedness of Nick Drake or Jandek." - Rhizome Recordings. "forget anti-folk, this is anti-matter." - Other Music, NYC.

Artist: BOREDOMS
Title: Bobobo Re?
Format: 12"
Label: Rhythm Republic
Country: Japan
Price: $20.00
Two song Japan-only remix 12". A: Voaltz (U-Bus remix by Altz/Kabamix). B: Rereler (DJ Coswamp mix).
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Artist: DEATH BLUES
Title: Ensemble
Format: LP + Book
Label: Rhythmplex
Country: USA
Price: $40.00
"Over the course of various releases, the self-titled debut Death Blues (Hometapes/Taiga), Here (Rhythmplex), Non-fiction (SIGE), as well as the text only Death Blues manifesto, drummer and percussionist Jon Muellers Death Blues project has used sound, performance, and concept to explore ideas around presence and experience. This work culminates in the release of Ensemble, an elaborate book/LP/digital release that features seven essays about our vulnerability, the rawness of our inner lives, and how we move forward in the face of it all. The audio is an elaborate orchestral soundtrack crafted by Mueller and composer/multi-instrumentalist William Ryan Fritch over the course of two years. Like the essays, the music exemplifies complex emotional and textural layers via strings, woodwinds, percussion, and wordless vocals, ranging from cinematic and dreamful to thundering and powerful over the course of its nine tracks. Late artist Lillian Rammels hand-made masks from the 1970s are featured throughout the package, symbolizing inward and outward perceptions. The combination of audio, text, and visual create an immersive and broad experience. This is work about people, for people. Ensemble comes packaged as a deluxe 16pp hardback full color book with a 140 gm LP." - Rhythmplex.
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Artist: MUELLER, JON
Title: dHrAaNwDn
Format: Double LP
Label: Rhythmplex
Country: USA
Price: $35.00
Edition of 200 copies, DMM mastered white 140 gm LPs in a die cut jacket printed with metallic ink and a matte finish, featuring inner sleeves with location photographs printed in metallic ink and a matte finish.

"...On May 23, 2016, Jon Mueller played four drums for over six hours in this Meeting House. Engineer Fred Weaver traveled by truck from Pennsylvania, hauling and then constructing a complete mobile recording studio to record the drums and the intense acoustics of the room by placing microphones throughout the space. dHrAaNwDn (read as "hand drawn") offers a partial document of this session, featuring various long-form pieces from the day.
With dHrAaNwDn, Mueller, who has spent a great deal of his drumming career building a discography and performance reputation around ecstatic repetitive rhythms, brought a nearly impossible energy unheard in his previous work. In fact, two of Muellers earlier recordings, The Whole (Type Recordings, UK, 2010) and Alphabet of Movements (Type Recordings, UK, 2011) both pointed toward the Shakers. However, these were merely sketches compared to the severity found within dHrAaNwDn. As stark as these performances are, there is something in the patterns and acoustics, something in the feel and transmission of the sound that might have only been possible to occur in this room..." – Starlyn D’Angelo, Executive Director, Shaker Heritage Society.

"On dHrAaNwDn, relentless rhythms form a dissolved state between frenetic dance and Zen, driving both energy and contemplation simultaneously. The combination of movement and sound is almost palpable, yet easy to get lost within. From the perspective of the player, its a spiritual exercise. For the listener, it might not be much different.

Consider that in meditation, repetitive mantras lead toward an ideal state. In Rudolf Steiners Eurythmy, gestures relating to rhythm can be turned into “visible music.” In George Gurdjieffs movements, cosmic truth is transmitted through different postures. And in Shaker dance, high energy syncopated movements drove participants into trance states. Drumming can operate similarly. It is an active ritual of giving and receiving. Giving, in its intentional form and movement. Receiving, in the sound that returns. Its a focused call and response with the unknown." - Rhythmplex.

JON MUELLER - dHrAaNwDn from rhythmplex on Vimeo.


Artist: BIXOBAL
Title: #2
Format: Mag
Label: Ri Be Xibalba
Country: USA
Price: $2.50
"features: - Uncle Jim going over the words hes damn sick of seeing half-asses journalists use - "Victrola Favorities" co-compiler Rob Millis musing on the place of the phonograph in human history - part two of former Sun City Girl Sir Richard Bishops Indian travelogue from last summer; codeine, monkeys, cows and Charles Gochers ashes floating down the Ganges, what more to you really need? - Keith of No Neck Blues Band laments the lost of instrument builder and musician Charlie Nothing - visual artist and Factums bass player Jesse Paul Miller on his habit of collecting bad records with several examples - improvising vocalist Phil Minton quizzed by Allan MacInnis - cult experimental musician Robert Haigh talks about the Le Rey label and his groups Sema, Fote and The Truth Club with John Podeszwa - former Muckraker publisher Patrick Marley talks about his latest listening from free CD with Indian meals to Michael Yonkers - reviews of vinyl, cassettes, compacts disc, DVDs and a book, both new and old - At Jennie Ritchie / Vertonen, The Beast, The Beautiful Schizophonic, Adam Bohman, Karl Bösmann, Olivia Block, Carpet Floor, Christina Carter, Sylvain Chauveau, The Christian Family Underground, Climax Golden Twins, Crappy Nightmareville, Dialing In, Morton Feldman, Kon Ichikawa, Jackie-O Motherfucker, Jason Kahn, Alfredo Costa Monteiro, Aaron Moore, Norbert Möslang, Gabriel Paiuk, The Pitchshifters, Christian Renou, Replicock, Sarin Smoke, Michael Shannon, Sun City Girls, Supersilent, Tabata, Tarantism, Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, Yoshi Wada, Walter & Sabrina, @c & Vitor Joaquim and more"- BIXOBAL

Artist: BIXOBAL
Title: Bixobal # 4 - July 2008
Format: Mag
Label: Ri Be Xibalba
Country: USA
Price: $2.50
"A massive overview of the life and work of avant garde percussionist Stomu Yamashta, including his first English-language interview in over 30 years. Akio Suzukis UK travelogue translated by the expert on Japanese underground, Alan Cummings. Michael Griffen, one half of Noggin, remembered by Aaron Gorseth. Andrzej Zulawskis films. A history of the beautiful limited edition releases by Raymond Dijkstra. Patrick Marley (former publisher of Muckraker magazine) with his column Nickels and Dimes. Reviews of vinyl, cassettes, compacts disc, DVDs and books, both new and old." - Ri Be Xibalba. 56 Pages, b&w.
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Artist: NO NECK BLUES BAND
Title: Gitanjali
Format: 10"
Label: Ri Be Xibalba
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Long delayed, this 10" is one of two vinyl releases from recording sessions at the Chummery late in 2006. The Chummery was the Seattle home to Sun City Girls, Sublime Frequencies, Abduction, and The Sea Donkeys. In fact it was the last residence of Charles Gocher who passed away in there only a few months after this session. Making full use of the Girls diverse collection of instruments, including an upright piano and Alan Bishops gamelan, NNCK improvised throughout one day and night, with all proceedings being documented by a custom 16 channel mobile unit assembled by Ri Bi Xibalba. Together with live concerts in Vancouver, BC and Seattle the previous evenings, the recordings total over five hours. Distilled from this are the best of the Chummery recordings split onto two separate releases. The first is this 10", mastered at 45 RPM for the best fidelity, and pressed on 110 gram of vinyl. Using sundry stringed instruments from SCGs world travels as well as their own traveling set of instruments, the music has an air of delicate yet mysterious Javanese court music - a contrast to what SCG did with many of those same instruments. Of particular prominence on this record are the plaintive sounds of the erhu gliding through. Made up of seven members, NNCKs sound is never crowded and comes off like a well-oiled machine moving with one group mind. When they put aside their individual selves and enter the music, the result switches over into organic creation." - Ri Be Xibalba.

Artist: SUN CITY GIRLS
Title: Piano Bar
Format: LP
Label: Ri Be Xibalba
Country: USA
Price: $30.00
"47 minutes of previously unavailable material. Pressed on high quality 180 gram vinyl and manufactured in the USA. Hand screen printed covers printed by Alan Sherry at Siwa and featuring original artwork by Chris Crites. Includes offset printed menu insert and napkin. Limited edition of 497 copies." - Ri Be Xibalba.
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Artist: V/A
Title: ...And Shiva Came for Charlie
Format: LP
Label: Ri Be Xibalba
Country: USA
Price: $32.00
"This LP collects the monthly mp3 series hosted on the Ri Be Xibalba web site from June 2006 to June 2007. Each track was only available for one month and then deleted. In the midst of this, our friend Charles Gocher passed away. As an immediate reaction to this, I bumped Sir Richard Bishops track from the March slot and left the page silent in remembrance of Charlie. As all the artists in the series are based in Seattle, and many were good friends of Charlies, it was decided to dedicate this collection to his memory. These were the people around him most, and fittingly the album features images based on photographs of Charlie taken by his old friend Janet McCracken. Accompanying this is a 20-page booklet with a little about each artist here, many of which are still unjustly underappreciated in the larger scheme of things. Charlie himself was a unique human being. And of course rather than leave him in silence, it seemed better to represent him on this record in his voice, as he was rarely silent. So on this LP, alongside the mp3 tracks, is a previously unreleased Charles Gocher recording from the Sun City Girls archives. Unlike the other material on the album, which is quite contemporary, Charlies track dates from July 2, 1990 when it was recorded live on the air at CITR radio in Vancouver, B.C. As all but this track were previously available as free mp3s, and I just happened to have 320 useable black jacket left over from the Piano Bar release (which Charlie was quite thrilled by), this release is limited to that number of copies. The music on this release is quite varied. Experimental rock music from Factums and The Sea Donkeys, free jazz from Spider Trio and Michael Shannon, spoken word from Charles Gocher and Uncle Jim, acoustic guitar solos from Dave Knott and Michael Ohlenroth, creepy soundtracks from Wizard Prison and Sir Richard Bishop, Climax Golden Twins drone, Katharina Tunicatas catchy accordion and voice song and the utter disaster of Lung Wing not being able to play any instrument. Yet there are multiple connections between the various artists presented here, both musical and otherwise, not to mention a few players who appear on more than one track. This is a document of a group of friends and compatriots in Seattle who are poorer for the loss of our friend, but continue to create strong music. Includes a previously unreleased track by Charlies Gocher from 1990. Pressed on 120 gram vinyl manufactured in the USA by RTI. Hand screen printed covers and inner sleeves printed by Alan Sherry at Siwa. Includes 20-page booklet. Limited edition of 320 copies." - Ri Be Xibalba.

Artist: BLACK DICE
Title: Mr. Impossible
Format: CD
Label: Ribbon
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Seminal NYC based art punk DIY enthusiasts / purists, BLACK DICE have returned with their sixth studio album MR. IMPOSSIBLE to be released April 10th on Ribbon Music. The nine song album combines 15 years of collaboration into one explosive electronic breakout monster mash. Over the course of their career Black Dice have refined a compositional palate that is entirely their own. Inspired by the banged up punk gallery art ethos of Mens Recovery Project, The Seeds and their own live shows Black Dice have arrived with the creation of Mr. Impossible. A being unto itself. Bridging a divide between the thrashings of punk and trance music, Mr. Impossible takes itself serious, breathes with melody and revels in a let loose , wild out , fuck off good time. Sound nuts? Well, its not. This is easy to enjoy fun for all frontier music! Get on it." -Ribbon.

Artist: BLACK DICE
Title: Mr. Impossible
Format: LP
Label: Ribbon
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Seminal NYC based art punk DIY enthusiasts / purists, BLACK DICE have returned with their sixth studio album MR. IMPOSSIBLE to be released April 10th on Ribbon Music. The nine song album combines 15 years of collaboration into one explosive electronic breakout monster mash. Over the course of their career Black Dice have refined a compositional palate that is entirely their own. Inspired by the banged up punk gallery art ethos of Mens Recovery Project, The Seeds and their own live shows Black Dice have arrived with the creation of Mr. Impossible. A being unto itself. Bridging a divide between the thrashings of punk and trance music, Mr. Impossible takes itself serious, breathes with melody and revels in a let loose , wild out , fuck off good time. Sound nuts? Well, its not. This is easy to enjoy fun for all frontier music! Get on it." -Ribbon.




Artist: BLACK DICE
Title: Rodriguez/Pissed In A Cave
Format: 7"
Label: Ribbon
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"An exclusive 7-inch for “Rodriguez” featuring b-side “Pissed In A Cave” with art by band member Bjorn Copeland. This b-side kicks ass, worth checking out for sure because you should." -Ribbon/Eric Copeland.




Artist: CHADWICK, SARAH MARY
Title: Roses Always Die
Format: LP
Label: Rice is Nice
Country: Australia
Price: $26.00
"Following three critically acclaimed solo albums, Sarah Mary Chadwicks Roses Always Die expands on the quiet intensity of her previous work, exploring memory, grief and personal analysis. Her unflinching approach to songwriting introduces complex, often difficult subject matter as vivid as it is understated. An old immobile organ provides the only accompaniment to her voice, giving the album an eerie consistency that perfectly underpins the diverse, open-ended narratives that run through each song. The second album recorded with Geoffrey OConnor (Crayon Fields), it has a more organic sound than the wall of synths used on 9 Classic Tracks, with most songs comprised of just one voice and a live 70s Yamaha analogue organ -- a huge, heavy, double-tiered beast with built-in percussion beats and pedal bass -- recorded on site in the loungeroom at Sarahs house in Collingwood, Melbourne. Unembellished and at times brutally sparse, these songs are whittled down to their surprisingly hooky, heartbreaking, wry, bare-boned essentials." - Rice is Nice.

Artist: CORNER, PHILIP
Title: Italian Air: Wind, Water & Metal
Format: LP
Label: Ricerca Sonora
Country: Italy
Price: $25.00
"Three previously unpublished compositions by one of the giants of Fluxus, recorded in various locations: "Ear Wave" (Venice, October 1994) for Korean cymbal in water, ecstatic with acousmatic interjections of metallic resonances, subtle water, and the midnight bell of San Marco; "Gong/Ear" (S. Andrea di Rovereto, June 1990) for gong together with rain and thunder; and "I Respiri/The Breaths" (Teatro Scandicci, 1992) for alphorn and gong. Edition of 300 copies." -Ricerca Sonora.

Artist: CORNER, PHILIP/NEVILLE, PHOEBE/VOGEL, MICHEL
Title: Musiques des Ailes / Winged Music
Format: LP
Label: Ricerca Sonora
Country: Italy
Price: $27.00
"PHILIP CORNER and PHOEBE NEVILLE experiment and improvise with the metallic resonances, obscure low frequencies, drones, silences and pure vibrating sonorities of MICHEL VOGELs eight steel bells and gongs, modeled after flat bronze or copper placed in the doorway of the Kachins or Mungs of Burma. Recorded in Paris, 1999, at the Archipel (the atelier of French artist Polska)." - Ricera Sonora. Edition of 350.

Artist: KASTEL, SILVIA/KOMMISSAR HJULER /MAMA BAR/NINNI MORGIA
Title: Live in Edinburgh
Format: LP
Label: Ricerca Sonora
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
"The two-part "Jericho" uses a backing tape group-prerecorded in a big theater-like room, a version of the lyrics spoken live onstage, and MAMA BAeRs video projections of the four standing against a wall. HJULER manipulates tape, Mama Baer and SILVIA KASTEL sing the lyrics, NINNI MORGIA bends, buffs and brushes guitar, and Kastels synthesizer growls from within the monsters belly. Tension, discomfort, love, pain, theater, music, art-four people immolating themselves for the cause. Silkscreened sleeve. Edition of 200 copies." - Ricerca Sonora.

Artist: AXIS: SOVA
Title: Past the Edge
Format: 7"
Label: Richie
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
"Two-shot blast from this dazzling low-culture, high-impact unit from Chicago. "Past the Edge" smacks ya around with Martin Revs suicidal pulse and the type of twisted fretboard abuse that warrants enough respect to keep us from mocking Helios Creeds cowboy hat to his face. "Grading on a Curve" is the soundtrack to an uninvited chemically-induced journey. A bad one." -Richie.

Artist: BIRDS OF MAYA
Title: Ready To Howl
Format: Double LP
Label: Richie
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
"Here it is. Its the most ambitious TestosterTunes release to date: a three-song, double-LP by the three men of Philadelphias BIRDS OF MAYA. Its called Ready To Howl and its the soundtrack to an upcoming feature length film of the same name. Formed in 2002, Birds of Maya is the finest meat n potatoes Neanderthal rock group operating today, and theyre undoubtedly the outfit most committed to creating throbbing, thoroughly relentless, blues-based hard rock. Astute listeners will note nods to the fried power-rock of Split-era Groundhogs or the relentless garage mayhem of High Rise recorded under claustrophobic sub-Funhouse decadence. Anyone with ears will hear fried-Hendrixisms all over this thing." - Richie.
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Artist: BIRDS OF MAYA
Title: Regulation
Format: 7"
Label: Richie
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"Not ones to usually hit the road, Birds of Maya stormed the Midwest in May, and if you checked their merch table, this limited and unassuming little single was probably laying right next to Ready to Howl. ⿿Regulation⿝ is a heavy blues jam in the classic Birds of Maya style, but its special in that local man-about-town Harmonica Dan sits in on their session (Ill give you one guess what he plays). Dan doesnt mess around, he just takes off his backpack, cracks open a tallboy and blows harder than an office fan, psychically connected to Birds of Maya and the bluesy groove they stand for. Its pretty smoking and serves as an excellent petition to recruit him as a full-time member. The untitled b-side is sweet (a nice pairing to the savory a-side), starting off with some psychedelic swirl and guitar noodling, almost veering into art-drone territory (not that its a bad thing), but just as Im ready to put on my Keiji Haino wig and smoke a clove, it kicks right back into a standard Birds of Maya stoner riff with Harmonica Dan riding the rails once more. Not sure how easy this 7? will be to find, if it was tour-only or what, but please, make it your mission." - Richie.

Artist: BRAINBOMBS
Title: Live at Smalands Nation
Format: LP
Label: Richie
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Live at Smalands Nation, Lund, Sweden, May 29 1993." - Richie Records
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Artist: CLOCKCLEANER
Title: Frogrammer/Early Man
Format: 7"
Label: Richie
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
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Artist: FACTORYMEN
Title: Yellow Eyes & The Sound of Vomit
Format: 12"
Label: Richie
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"More Mensa material from the Rust Belt. FACTORYMEN is a sociopathic, meticulously crafted studio project that centers around Steve Peffer (Homostupids, Folded Shirt, Pleasure Leftists, etc.). It involves the targeted misuse of Rock & even Dance Music instruments and its certain to test the patience of your roommate, lover, or father. Yellow Eyes & The Sound of Vomit is an obtuse, off-putting, though catchy mini-album. These are the types of tunes that will roll around in your empty head and youll recall them, with horror, as you wait for the bus or write a check for rent or when you beg for forgiveness from your boss after your latest fuck-up. This record is the soundtrack to unpleasantness. 305 copies. Covers silk-screened by Neil Burke at Monoroid. Includes mp3 download for Yellow Eyes... + Shitman + the debut FACTORYMEN 45 on My Minds Eye Records." - Richie.

Artist: FNU RONNIES
Title: Meat
Format: 7"
Label: Richie
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"FNU Ronnies aint in no way Chrome obsessed unless you call takin a huge shit on Helios Creeds head a form of tribute. The lip moves these guys gabble forth slur around the atmosphere like a mistve toxic mold spores before dropping into the wanton wire n drum carnage & the whole thing sounds like a drunken Borg short-circuiting to a lethal mix of equal parts Deutch-Amerikanischen Freundschafts debut & Wires Pink Flag. This one needs to heard to be coveted." -Siltblog
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Artist: FNU RONNIES
Title: S/T
Format: 7"
Label: Richie
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"This record has been in the works for a little while now and we couldnt be more happy to see it finally out. FNU Ronnies find home turf in both Philly and Oakland and have a previous 7inch on Richie Records. This 12" contains the same material as the recent cassette/CD on Denmarks Skrot Up label but we think youll find the reissue well worth it. Deluxe art work by band member Jim Vail with silkscreening by Shawn Reed, FNU Ronnies are a weird almost indescribable mix of fucked up hardcore propulsion, industrial heaviness, electronics thrashing, and punked out cyborg nihilism. Aesthetic themes elude to psychedelic nightmares, Middle Earth monsters, and generally dark times. Seeing this band live last summer was a revelation into how musical genres could be mutated into something truly unpredictable and inspiring." - Richie.
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Artist: HOME BLITZ
Title: Foremost & Fair
Format: LP
Label: Richie
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"The fractured, ballsy electric guitar pop from Dan DiMaggios outfit defines the form. Anybody who has been paying attention already knows that the Home Blitz name is a trademark of quality stamped on a handful of singles and EPs, as well as their jaw-dropping album on the Richie Records label. Foremost & Fair continues the trajectory of those records, achieving heights of fidelity, craft and fretwork dexterity that will continue to elude humbuggers, ham n eggers, and all the other-butter-users for years to come. DiMaggio and the Home Blitz name have rightfully been pegged to the tradition of prolific, idiosyncratic punk-qua-pop individualists, but if youre looking for a convenient reference, you wont find it in this little write-up. Home Blitz stands alone." - Richie.

Artist: HOME BLITZ
Title: Out Of Phase
Format: CD
Label: Richie
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"Heres the music that weve all been waiting for. Its called ⿿Out of Phase⿝ and its first full-length album from NJs HOME BLITZ. Negotiating this deal took all types of backroom dealing and late-night, unsavory tactics. Some egos may have been bruised, but the slugfest was worth the coup in welcoming this high-profile act to the RR//TT roster. ⿿Out of Phase⿝ forges a blazing 13 track romp through hard rock, power-pop, and even oi territories, and its got some of the crispest licks since Meat Puppets II (or Priests Defenders of the Faith). HOME BLITZ broke out a few years ago as the recording project of Daniel DiMaggio, an under-aged jock on Princetons WPRB known for compiling playlists of deep depth and wide breadth. Early singles showed flippant naïviete and early live shows (with a somewhat stable backing band), were marked by purposeful self-implosion. This time around, HB trucks ahead with straight up, timeless, rock tunes." -Richie

Artist: HOME BLITZ
Title: Out of Phase
Format: LP
Label: Richie
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Heres the music that weve all been waiting for. Its called �??Out of Phase�?� and its first full-length album from NJs HOME BLITZ. Negotiating this deal took all types of backroom dealing and late-night, unsavory tactics. Some egos may have been bruised, but the slugfest was worth the coup in welcoming this high-profile act to the RR//TT roster. �??Out of Phase�?� forges a blazing 13 track romp through hard rock, power-pop, and even oi territories, and its got some of the crispest licks since Meat Puppets II (or Priests Defenders of the Faith). HOME BLITZ broke out a few years ago as the recording project of Daniel DiMaggio, an under-aged jock on Princetons WPRB known for compiling playlists of deep depth and wide breadth. Early singles showed flippant naïviete and early live shows (with a somewhat stable backing band), were marked by purposeful self-implosion. This time around, HB trucks ahead with straight up, timeless, rock tunes." - Richie.
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Artist: HOMOSTUPIDS
Title: The Brutal Birthday E.P.
Format: 7"
Label: Richie
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"This is the 2nd 7" the Homostupids have released this yr & while the 1st one mightve filled the void left since Iron Cross slammed into the cement, this one practically recalls Chromes hallucinatory transformation from demi-god to deity in the sonic, thunderous moments between Alien Soundtracks & Half Machine Lip Moves. Word has it that these tracks actually precede those laid down on their debut & as good as that is, I prefer the yak off this one a whole lot more. And its all there on one side too, 6 tracks worth. No flipping!" - SIltblog.
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Artist: KING BLOOD
Title: Vengeance, Man
Format: LP
Label: Richie
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Second offering from KING BLOOD & its a motherfucker. Throbbing, claustrophobic, triumphant, room shaking, and chiming electric guitar worship. The type of record thatll lodge into your head & reduce your mind to a luminous toxic jelly. Enters the static void alongside Earth, Skullflower, & Les Rallizes Denudes. 320 copies." - Richie.

On KING BLOODs debut Eyewash Silver, Marc Masters at Pitchfork: "There are at least two ways to look at a guitar riff-- as a building block for a song, or as an end in itself. Ryland Wharton, aka King Blood, has taken the latter viewpoint to a mesmerizing extreme. � he treats fuzzy guitar riffs not simply as ends, but as mantras to be chanted and monuments to be worshiped. Each track offers one simple figure devoutly repeated, as if musical nirvana is always just one more riff away.... The album drips with overload, creating a raw, gut-level immediacy. The idea behind each song is delivered unwashed and unrefined. In that sense, Eyewash Silver reminds me of Neil Young, particularly his solo guitar soundtrack to Jim Jarmuschs 1995 existential western Dead Man. Whartons songs arent nearly as sparse or forlorn as Youngs score, but both share a near-anthropological fascination with the primal force of repeated notes. (Besides, the swinging hooks of "Poison in Jest" and "Sinfull Woman" sound extracted and extended from Crazy Horse tunes). Youll hear other reference points throughout Eyewash Silver-- the noisy wash of Japanese bands like Fushitsusha and Les Rallizes Denudes, the motor-garage of Wooden Shjips, and, on the near-perfect "End of a Primitive", the classic amp-melt of great Velvet Underground bootlegs. But I keep coming back to Young and his exploratory wanderings, a standard to which Wharton measures up well."


Artist: MORDECAI
Title: College Rock
Format: LP
Label: Richie
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"College Rock is the rabidly anticipated new full-length from MORDECAI, the most charismatically tuneful knuckle-draggers in Missoula; quite possibly in all of Montana. The album cruises and plods across twelve tunes that recall the rougher trades coming out of the UK, the early squall of Clevelands proto-punk merchants and the reckless abandon of Will Shatter and crew. This rock trio lacks pretense; their power comes from the electric joy of plugging in and turning up. Geographic isolation works in their favor, as guys of Mordecais talent and vision would surely have been chewed up and spit out long ago by a more populous metropolis. Instead, College Rock proves that at least a few residents of Silver Bow County can teach a lesson in urban detachment. For fans of Rocket From the Tombs, The Fall, Cheater Slicks, broken strings, late-night noise, etc." -Richie.

Artist: PURLING HISS
Title: Hissteria
Format: LP
Label: Richie
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Well its finally here. Its the new LP by PURLING HISS and its called Hissteria. Its two sides of hi-energy psychedelic punk rock & roll that manages to weld Funhouses dialed-in sleaze rhythms to the hungover excess of Hendrix at Woodstock. Or Ginn at Polliwog Park. Its full of clanging cymbals, howling vocals, fretboard heroics, and menacing vibes. PURLING HISS is the work of a well-mannered longhair named MIKE POLIZZE, who is best known for his reckless shredding as the guitar player for Philadelphias BIRDS OF MAYA. Hissteria is a suitable soundtrack for zonked drives across the dead highways of the USA. Or for predawn paranoid sessions as you pace back and forth in the kitchen trying figure out just what the hell youre going to do, man. Or just crank it real loud when the party gets strange. Some people will love it and the rest of them can go somewhere else and go fuck themselves." - Richie Records

Artist: PURLING HISS
Title: Paisley Montage
Format: LP
Label: Richie
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Paisley Montage is a slight return to the red-hot, fried n twisted garage / psych / punk blasts one has come to expect from MIKE POLIZZEs PURLING HISS. Hes way off the leash on this one, up Hiss creek with nobody to paddle home. Recorded in various Philadelphia-area basements and mens rooms over the course of 2007-2011, the sessions were stunted and aborted as each successive borrowed practice amp blew smoke and crapped out under the strain of Polizzes fiery fret work. Paisley Montage was originally a cassette-only release, but just about every tape was quickly scattered and smashed along the Schuykill Expressway after being left on the roof of the tour van. Richie presents a more widely available incarnation, pressed in a vinyl-only edition of 500 copies. Includes a download." -Richie.
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Artist: SPACIN
Title: Deep Thuds
Format: LP
Label: Richie
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Debut LP from SPACIN, the newly formed Philadelphia act thats bringing together kick-flippers, arm-wrestlers, and hackey-sackers in head-nodding, beer swilling unity. Inhales the same fumes that fuel the Velvets workout at the gymnasium, the Stooges sleazy-fuzz with Asheton on guitar, and the groovy zen of Nigeria 70." - Richie.

"The first pearl bestowed upon us in the form of a side project from Philadelphias finest gnarled-out Psych trio Birds of Maya was guitarist Mike Polizzes Purling Hiss, and now we have bass player Jason Killinger with his very killer and very screwy new project, Spacin. Originally a basement-only solo thing consisting of Killinger playing guitar through a pyramid of amps accompanied by a drum machine, Spacin has started to squeak itself above ground and into the barrooms of the city with a fully functioning lineup. The dude doesnt even need the drum machine anymore; hes got his wife Eva pounding the skins! Sneak previews of their upcoming debut full-length Deep Thuds, shows a unit who knows the economic gain to be had from a good, hypnotic riff. For those who have ever gotten lost for days in the strains of the Velvet Undergrounds "Sister Ray," Jonathan Richmans "Roadrunner," Hawkwinds "Silver Machine" or even Deep Purples "Space Truckin," repeated listening to Spacin is required in excessive doses." - Tony Rettman, Philadelphia Weekly.


Artist: STRAPPING FIELDHANDS
Title: Impossible To Say / Whiskers
Format: 7"
Label: Richie
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
350 copies. "Back in the rough n tumble days (and nights) of the 1990s, youd be hard pressed to find a single slobbering indie­rock drunkard who wasnt a Fieldhands fan. From the tremendous early Siltbreeze singles to the magnificent Omphalos full ­lengths, the galaxy and beyond were charmed by their wayward off ­kilter pre/post­ skiffle, pre/post ­psychedelic, and pre/post ­punk avant pop. Bob Malloy crafted swaying bizarre stories & fables in a fake British accent as convincing as a perfectly fitting Toupee. But aside from 2002s unsung and virtually unheard Third Kingdom, all has been seemingly quiet in Fieldhands land. But aha! Theyve only been slumbering, laying in wait writing and recording. Which brings us here. Two brand new songs. One is a lively and scrappy, yet wistful anthem, perfect for hoisting a pint with the lads. The other is a tender Ray Davies­ian ballad about a bearded lady. Hey, youre the one who asked!" - Richie.

Artist: TACO LEG
Title: Printed Gold
Format: 7"
Label: Richie
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"Three new songs from TACO LEG, ambassadors from the city of Perth, a seaside burg in Western Australia which, as any visitor can confirm, served as a model for The Village to which Number Six has been condemned. The principle mode of travel is hot-air balloon & the locals cheer a longneck of VB with a salute to favorite son Gus Chambers. Its a strange, isolated district inhabited by a society just a little too askew for general population. Taco Leg visited all the major United States markets in late 2010, and this is the first blast weve heard from the guys since that historic trip. Its also a preview to the forthcoming album on the Fan Death label. Printed Gold is a buzzy single-noting headbanger and it shows all the confidence of a Ryan Howard home-run. In fact, in a tribute to his American fans of the diamond, the guitar player wore batting gloves for the recording session. A certain high-ranking Aussie musician and writer pointed out to the band that their approach has a lot in common with FANG. The guys not only took the trouble to figure out just who the hell is Fang, they even learned the bands most memorable tune & put it to tape. The result? An interpretation of The Money Will Roll Right In thats a few degrees drier, more inspired, & more determined than the original. Certainly, these guys stand a chance at the film career that proved elusive to Sammytown & that crowd." -Richie.

Artist: VILE, KURT & THE VIOLATORS
Title: The Hunchback E.P.
Format: 12"
Label: Richie
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Heres the timeless record for 2009. Electric studio (mostly) recordings from Philadelphias Constant Hitmaker. New fans of his last CD will cry into their pillows and accuse him of selling out the bedroom rock scene. The initiated few will know hes been doing it for years plugging in with a full on rock band called the Violators and gigging in all corners of Philly. With baritone guitar/bassist Adam Granduciel, rodeo slide & fuzz guitar from Jesse Turbo, and perfect percussion from Mike Zeng, the Violators are Kurts Crazy Horse, slugging it out with him when he feels like playing with a full band. Oddly pleasant singing, in-the-red fingerpicking, twisting swells of feedback, totally POUNDING drums, and Krautlike-zen fill both sides of this record. Loud and proud, The Hunchback E.P. looks right filed next to your Neil, Faust, and Spacemen 3 records." -Richie
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Artist: VIOLENT STUDENTS
Title: Party Addiction
Format: LP
Label: Richie
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Heres the last gasp effort from VIOLENT STUDENTS, a defunct Philadelphia-based black hole Punk / HC outfit whose wasters have been and continue to be involved in some arguably more-refined and mature projects. This self-medicated, throbbing set was recorded live at their final gig inside a South Philadelphia firetrap before a crowd of black-clad pencil-necked geeks that shrank with each passing tic of the metronome. Most of those intensely posed youngsters left too early to witness an exploratory stomp through “Seekers of the Truth”. The Students here are joined by BLUES CONTROLs Lea Cho, who was a last second replacement on guitar when Jim Winters (of Earth Crisis, Conviction, etc) proved tardy. The flip side is A Handy Magician, originally infamously issued as a cassette in 2004 or so. And as a more articulate scribe has famously noted, if you remember a Violent Students gig, then you werent there." - Richie.

Artist: VIOLENT STUDENTS
Title: Street Banger
Format: CDR
Label: Richie
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Listenin to the crunch n gutterous thud of Street Banger (not to mention a few belts into the Mr H* action) I got to thinkin; what if Oscar Goldman had decided to spend that six million dollars turnin Steve Austin into a human cement truck? Garglin all that gravel, limestone & concrete mix in slow motion woulda sounded alot like the sub industro-metal ejaculate spewed out durin Flying Priest. And who wouldnt want to see a remake of Godzilla vs. Mothra but w/Highrise & Boy Dirtcar dukin it out in them roles this time? I would! And by the sound of things on here, so would Violent Students. On this ep these guys have got a tiger by the tail. And when I say tiger, I mean as in Tiger Tank. And where does a Tiger Tank rumble? Anywhere it fuckin wants! You know that scene in Frankenstein where the monster picks up the girl & throws her in the lake? Its alot like that, except now its a Tiger Tank runnin over Mecht Mensch in a wheelchair flattin them to bits. Next time you play their Acceptance ep, imagin hearin it comin from the other side & mangled almost beyond comprehension. Or just buy the Violent Students Street Banger cd ep instead. Same difference but this time the warts are genital. Dig it, its not just the toad thats off the hook on this one. Buy & behold." - Roland Woodbe, Siltblog.

Artist: WATERY LOVE
Title: Debut 45
Format: 7"
Label: Richie
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"In the never interesting saga to determine Punks best primitive hooligans, MEN will blog & sputter endlessly about Drunks W/Guns or Brainbombs as martyrs of the cause. And who amongst us would deny either their berth on the altar? As an agnostic, I cannot count the stations of said cross, but I do respect it nonetheless. So its refreshing to see a band wander into this Garage of Gethsemane & fire up their own corroded engine, pistons wheezing, oil belching, you know how it goes; many are crucified, but few resurrected. Where Watery Love fit into this scenario remains to be determined, but when it comes to archaic beats, theyre already dragging their knuckles over sainted simpletons such as Butter Utter, Deutscher Abschaum & Just Urbain. 45 rpms havent sounded this hairy in many moons & as debuts go, they dont come more scabrous. Get one now before they learn to talk." - Roland Woodbe, Siltblog. Numbered edition of 330.
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Artist: AYE AYE
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Richie/Testostertunes
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"The CV on Aye Aye, the long-rumored self-titled debut by Philadelphias premier desert blues marsupials, runs deep through the beerstrewn underbelly of Philly rock. The Gibbons Bros unmistakable slow-motion, big-chord fuzz will be familiar to anyone whos taken a plunge into the Bardo Pond soundpool over the last few decades, though a cultivated ear will note more grits and butts and less pedalboard worship here. Ben Leapheart retains his very official title of greatest drummer in Philadelphia -- have you shmoes not heard Purling Hiss or Watery Love? -- with his innate understanding that the drums lead, not merely keep time. Yeah, yeah, cool, but what does it sound like? OK bub, how about terrestrial crunching rock drifting over a great expanse? Aye Aye is limited to 300 copies on vinyl and includes a complimentary digital download with purchase." - Richie.
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Artist: FEEHAN, MARK
Title: MFII
Format: LP
Label: Richie/Testostertunes
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Mark Feehan is a guitarist. In the 80s he bummed Floridian punks in Broken Talent. In the 90s he strangled strings and blew minds in Harry Pussy. Currently he is in post-no wave noiseniks Taiwan Housing Project. These are mentioned merely as biographical material, as these things -- hell, even Feehans lone solo album (2012s MF on Siltbreeze) -- gives you zero preparation for the sounds lurking inside MF II. This album has moments of surprising acoustic beauty bookended with perplexing electronic sound pools, with buzzing, almost-punk, Germanic vocal narration. It is safe to say this is the weirdest thing ever to appear on this Richie Records. For those who welcome befuddlement and bemusement -- hop on board!" - Richie.

Artist: MORDECAI
Title: Abstract Recipe
Format: LP
Label: Richie/Testostertunes
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Abstract Recipe is the fourth full-length (the third issued by Richie Records/TestosterTunes) from Mordecai of the great upper plains. Is it punk? Or garage? Post-punk? Indie rock? Blech -- its a no-frills rock album that oughta perk up the ears of those interested in things like thwarted freedom, advanced mathematics, The Blue Mask, bum notes, and staring at the wall. Though the band grows increasingly competent and confident with each release and these precocious mofos possess a flippant world-weariness typically reserved for no-accounts and has-beens at the beginning of their third marriage. Call to mind the moment when one recognizes life for what it is: a low-key drag, but one interesting enough to wake up for each morning. Mordecai huddled up in Montana with an electric guitar, some drums and a bass and they put that moment on a record and this is it." - Richie.

Artist: SPARROW STEEPLE
Title: Steeple Two
Format: LP
Label: Richie/Testostertunes
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Lightly swirling wah. Is-it-wrong-or-is-it-right leads. Intermittent odd percussion flourishes. Songs about shrimp rolls to go. Loosey goosey warbling atmosphere turned to 10. This is the world of Sparrow Steeple, comprised of almost all of Phillys legendary Strapping Fieldhands fronted by noted visual artist Barry Goldberg. Beginning secretly in the last decade by SF mainman Bob Malloy and drummer Jeff Werner to record Barrys inscrutable songs, the band has now become a legit proposition, minus Bob but with SF guitar and bass Jacy Webster and Bob Dickie, keyboardist Dustin Burrows and record maniac Harmonica Dan. Just as Sir Isaac Newton postulated, the apple doesnt fall far from the tree, and Strapping Fieldhands fans will find familiar footing here. As for strangers to this weird realm, how about a Tommy Jay more enamored with Incredible String Band than with Lou Reed? Confused? We are too." - Richie.

Artist: DEAD OF 24
Title: Blast Off Motherfucker
Format: LP
Label: Ride The Snake
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
""Blast Off Motherfucker! is a reissue of the second of the bands cassettes, the originals likely decaying in the hands of a couple of dozen people. Its been seen fit for vinyl release over a decade later, and its aged right into the times were in, urgent despondence you cant fake. Named in honor of Peter Laughner, they played like Beat Happening as the Dead C., or maybe a more lit up Supreme Dicks or Pink Reason, indie pop songs slowed down to a crawl with thudding toms, all the brightness blotted out with sluggo catharsis. Its fucking wild, is what it is, wide open and leaving nothing to reason (any bands around today with the courage to write a song like ⿿Sodomy. Yes!⿝ please stand up). If youre trying to keep up with as many of these records as you can, this one should go to the top of your list. More reissues have been planned and I hope they see the light of day. Theres only 300 copies of this, theyre cheap, and theyre moving fast. Its somewhat painful for me to listen to this and admit that, as a 20 year old, I probably didnt get it. Kids are fucking stupid sometimes. This one is so good." - Still Single

Artist: LIFE PARTNERS
Title: Teenagers In Trouble
Format: 7"
Label: Ride The Snake
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"Still unsure how Life Partners morphed from one of the most painfully high-pitched live bands Ive ever seen into this uncircumcised Arab on Radar/Sockeye style party rock band, and doubtful Ill ever get to find out. But back to the heres and nows ⿿ theyre a four-piece again, with trumpeter Greg Kelley wiggin out up front with singer Dave Dougan. ⿿AIDS of Spades⿝ has a nice lowrider quality to it, woulda fit well in a Cheech & Chong movie. ⿿Teenager in Trouble⿝ is even sillier, with some really off lyrics about pregnant, at-risk teens fuckin and drinkin. Im smiling, and smiling again. Memorable shit from what sounds like the party foul of Boston; where others tear down, they build up. First release on a new label co-run by librarian Chris Strunk. Great work!" - Doug Mosurock, Dusted Magazine.

Artist: V/A
Title: Brown Acid - The Fifth Trip
Format: LP
Label: Ridingeasy
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"The hits just keep coming -- for this fifth lysergic journey, Riding Easy assembles ten heavy slabs of obscure rock the likes of which have never been seen before... not in this form, anyhow. And as usual, the tracks from these impossibly rare records have all been fully cleared through the artists themselves. Great lengths were gone to in order to get the best possible master sources, the worst case scenario being an original 45. The legendary Captain Foam kicks off this trip like an anvil to your skull with a rollicking stomper sounding like The Who with Matt Pikes thunderous guitar tone. No Reason wasnt easy to find, but lo and behold, the super sleuths located him and got his blessing to include the A-side of his sole single. Good luck finding an original copy of the record. Its rarer than raw beef -- and thats just the tip of the iceberg. The other nine tracks continue the onslaught in typical Brown Acid form: George Brigmans charmingly disjointed bedroom-fi production of Blowin Smoke, Finchs way out of time and place grungeadelic anthem Nothing In The Sun, Cybernauts heavy prog, Fargos hallucinogenic BBQ-sauce soaked Abaddon, Mammoths fittingly beefy eponymous riff-monger, Flashers Icky Bicky boogie, Ohio-based screamers Lance, Zebras gritty rendition of Helter Skelter and finally, the mysterious and previously unheard Thor appears here exclusively and for the first time ever with their unknown 45 track Lick It." - Ridingeasy.

Artist: ART OF BURNING WATER
Title: Living Is for Giving, Dying Is for Getting
Format: LP
Label: Riot Season
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
"Art of Burning Water refuse to die despite being one of the most frowned-upon bunch of noise-making twats of their decade. There is no machine behind this band and the UK "underground" rock circle jerk has never approved them or championed them and they do not have friends in high places (but do have high friends). You wont be told to check them out and they will not be seen high-fiving the correct people in the correct places in order to push their way up festival bills with the correct bands. Art of Burning Water are outsiders in the truest sense of the word and very proud to stand outside the golden circle of your love. Art of Burning Water are a steroided immigrant noise punk outfit that does not need to be loved to live. Art of Burning Water love what they do and therefore need not be loved for what they do. This is strong music by weak people. For fans of Keelhaul, Rorschach, Voïvod, Amebix, Godflesh, and Motörhead. Hand-printed sleeve. Limited to 150 copies." - Riot Season.

Artist: AUFGEHOBEN
Title: Anno Fauve
Format: CD
Label: Riot Season
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
"Third CD release from Riot Season and the third album from the newly shortened monikered Aufgehoben (previously Aufgehoben No Process). Anno Fauve sees the band collaborate once again with stereo guitar virtuoso Gary Smith (Mass, Glass Cage, Powerfield etc). Anno Fauve is an album for those who like their music difficult with the density, dynamics and bludgeoning distortion levels that have become the hallmarks of an Aufgehoben release. Anno Fauve contains 6 tracks spread over 50 minutes and comes in a wonderfully weird designed sleeve." - Riot Season.

Artist: BLACK BONED ANGEL
Title: Eternal Love/Eternal Hunger
Format: LP
Label: Riot Season
Country: UK
Price: $20.00
"Formed in Lower Hell, New Zealand in 2004. The trio consisting of Campbell Kneale (Birchville Cat Motel), James Kirk and Jules Desmond have been referred to by heavy metal glitterati such as Terrorizer magazine as the heaviest band on earth. Compiling two totally out-of-print CD/CDR releases, Eternal Love/Eternal Hunger comes pressed on black vinyl in a black and metallic silver ink sleeve, limited to 500 only for the world." - Riot Season.

Artist: BLACK BONED ANGEL
Title: Verdun
Format: LP
Label: Riot Season
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"Black Boned Angel return with their second Riot Season release, following the Eternal Love/Eternal Hunger vinyl LP (REPOSE 013LP). Sharing a similarly bleak ground to Corrupted, Sunn 0))) and Earth, New Zealands Black Boned Angel return with their fourth full length album Verdun, and perhaps their most sombre and fully-realized work to date. The Battle of Verdun was fought between the German and French armies, and was one of the critical battles during World War 1 on the Western Front. It resulted in more than a quarter of a million battlefield deaths and at least half a million wounded. Verdun was the longest battle and one of the most devastating in World War 1 and indeed in history. Over the course of 50 minutes, BBA soundtrack that brutal conflict with their trademark dark ambient drones and doom-laden riffs. The CD version of this release contains an exclusive extra piece entitled Tears Strike The Mile High Gong and comes in a card gatefold sleeve (1000 copies only)." -Riot Season

Artist: CIRCLE
Title: Empire
Format: LP
Label: Riot Season
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"Not many bands continue to amaze with each new release these days, but Finnish legends Circle are an exception to the rule. The masters of the hypnotic riff return with a very limited vinyl only release called Empire containing two long tracks called Dragon & Empire. The album was recorded live earlier this year in Porvoo, Finland but youd never know it was a live record as there is so much stuff going on its mind-boggling, not to mention the production is superb. Dragon sounds like Can jamming with Sunburned Hand Of The Man whilst Empire sounds like the take-a-riff and beat it into submission Circle we already know and love. This release is vinyl only and limited to 750 copies for the world." 
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Artist: CULVER-COURTIS
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Riot Season
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"Limited edition, untitled 500 only clear vinyl LP by drone / experimental duo Culver-Courtis. This is a collaboration between Anla Courtis of Reynols (Argentina) and Lee Stokoe aka Culver (England). The album is based around beautiful hypnotic drones, kind of avant-garde and kind of calming at the same time. Slightly similar in style to some of Makoto Kawabatas solo work perhaps. Although there are only four songs on the record, it clocks in at near 50 minutes. The LP is a completely remastered reissue of a previous cassette only self release. For fans of : Makoto Kawabata, Sunn o))), Reynols."

Artist: EARLY MAMMAL
Title: Take A Lover
Format: LP
Label: Riot Season
Country: UK
Price: $28.00
"Early Mammal are a three-piece based in the home of South London sludge, Dropout Studios. Formed in 2012, Early Mammal are Rob Herian: guitar, drone box, vocals; Ben Davis: drums; and Ben Tat: bass and baritone guitars. The band released two well-received albums in 2013. Horror at Pleasure, their debut, was released in April of that year on Devouter, and features Denis Belindir providing cosmos-expanding synth on its dark, brooding invitation through the woods of the mind. As with all of their works to date, it was recorded live at Dropout over the course of three days. Horror at Pleasure combines raw power and claustrophobic psych blues, coaxing and sometimes dragging the listener through its journey. Influences from Captain Beefheart, Aphrodites Child, White Hills, Hawkwind, and Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats can be heard. Less than half a year later, the band released My Fire on Convoy Records. This album found Dan Davies (Wolf People) joining to record a more experimental late-night driving experience through psych-rock, with Belindirs distinctive Turkish-tinged synth really taking the trip to different levels. These releases led to the band supporting Bong and performing at Baba Yagas Hut gigs around London, including the Raw Power Festival 2014. After Belindirs sudden departure, the band regrouped with a reinvigorated sound. Taking the experimentation of My Fire and the narcotic muscularity of Horror at Pleasure, this album represents a new chapter of greater depth. With the arrival of Ben Tat on bass and baritone guitars, the band shares two common ancestors now: Elks and 85 Bears. Take a Lover reflects the sound of a lineup finding order through the entropy of extended jams and developing their sound. Recorded at Dropout Studios by the band. Take a Lover is live and captures a stream of single takes from two days of winter, December 2014. It has become the catalyst for more prolific recording and sets the tone for where Early Mammal are going next." - Riot Season.

Artist: GUNSLINGERS
Title: Massacre-Rock Deviant Inquisitors
Format: 12"
Label: Riot Season
Country: UK
Price: $20.00
"Co-released with French label Les Disques Blasphematoires Du Palatin. A new vinyl-only release by cult French band Gunslingers (a trio featuring prolific guitar guru GR and Antoine & Matthieu of Aluk Todolo on drums and bass, respectively). The 12"/EP is called Massacre-Rock Deviant Inquisitors and comes as a one-sided white vinyl 12" inside a heavy card sleeve. Pressed from lacquers for extra sonic excellence and cut loud. Another dose of bizarre psychedelic garage-rock as only they know how." -Riot Season.

Artist: KHUNNT
Title: Failures
Format: LP + CD
Label: Riot Season
Country: UK
Price: $25.00
"Since 2006, Khünnt have fervently explored the boundaries of esoteric music, from minimalist noise, cack-rock and ESP screams to live improvisation, fog-beat and psychedelic city mantra. Khünnt is: John-Michael Hedley - Bass Guitar; Matthew Baty - Drums; Adam Ian Sykes, Richard Dawson, Sam Grant - Guitar; Stephen Palmer - Vocals, Synth. Members of Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Blown Out & Richard Dawson. To celebrate their 10 year anniversary, Khünnt present new material on Riot Season titled Failures. Failures will be accompanied by a CD compilation of the bands entire blighted back catalogue titled Past, Present & Future. Failures is a one track, near 40-minute hypnotic passage split over two parts for a 12" vinyl release. For the most part the album is less aggravated and more smoked out than Khünnts previous output but be warned, it is no less intense. The album masterfully exploits repetition and dynamic to the point of overload, before collapsing into raw, feral carnage. The performance of Failures was expertly captured, mixed and mastered by Sam Grant (Bong - Stoner Rock (RITE 024LP, RITE 025CD), Haikai No Ku - Ultra High Dimensionality (BOXREC 006LP)) at Blank Studios, Newcastle. Edition of 150. On 140 gram black vinyl. Housed in 350gsm thick card sleeve. Includes download code." - Riot Season.

Artist: MAINLINER
Title: Mellow Out
Format: LP
Label: Riot Season
Country: UK
Price: $28.00
"Mellow Out is, perhaps, THE classic Japanese underground album. Since it was first released in 1996 on the now-defunct Charnel Music label, its legend has grown and grown, and is still talked about by lovers of all things loud, noisy, and Japanese as the definitive Japanese noise-rock statement. Upon release it was instantly dubbed "the pinnacle of achievement for guitar-driven, brain-crushing madness," and with good reason. Rarely has an album contained such fierce/brutal battering, and speaker-shredding, in-the-red levels. Mainliner were a Japanese trio consisting of Asahito Nanjo (High Rise), Makoto Kawabata(Acid Mothers Temple), and Hajime Koizumi. Originally released on CD back in 96 on Charnel, the pressing quickly disappeared and had been unavailable until Riot Season re-released it in 2003 in a limited CD and vinyl run, both of which sold out quickly. With the 2013 rebirth of Mainliner, now dubbed Kawabata Makotos Mainliner, the time felt right for a re-release of the much sought-after vinyl. So here it is, on the back of excellent press on their Revelation Space (REPOSE 036CD/LP) comeback album. This vinyl pressing is limited to 500 copies for the world and comes in two (250 of each) translucent colored vinyl editions. The music has been remastered and the sleeve artwork has been tweaked from the original vinyl pressing, too -- now with 350gsm card sleeve with metallic silver ink print." - Riot Season. Highly recommended!

Artist: MAKOTO, ANLA COURTIS & ROKUGENKIN, KAWABATA
Title: Kokura
Format: LP
Label: Riot Season
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"Kokura is the fruit of a collaboration between Acid Mothers Temple/Mainliner main man Kawabata Makoto, Argentinian guitarist Anla Courtis (Reynols) and Japanese underground musician Rokugenkin. Based around hushed, mellow guitar drones and hypnotic, yet restrained guitar wails, Kokura captures the sound of life beneath a hurricane. Like Sunn O))) on half volume!"  - Riot Season.

Artist: MAKOTOS MAINLINER, KAWABATA
Title: Revelation Space
Format: CD
Label: Riot Season
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"One of the most celebrated Japanese underground bands have returned. It may have taken over 12 years, but Kawabata Makoto, guitar guru and head honcho in Acid Mothers Temple, has finally decided to get his celebrated "psychedelic solid free attack group" back together. Joining original Mainliner members Kawabata Makoto (motorpsycho guitar) and Koji Shimura (drums) is new recruit Kawabe Taigen (bass/vocals) and the trio still kick up one hell of a sonic racket. Confusion surrounds the exact details of the recording, but they seem to date from December 2011, and from Kawabatas mountain-top temple studio-cum-home. The man himself, as always, is shying away from sharing too many of the magick details about the Mainliner rebirth. And the stark, minimal black-with-gold sleeve keeps the mystery intact, apart from the grainy band photo on the rear. All said, Revelation Space is a comeback statement of intent. And its firmly in the same in-the-red/raw camp as the original trios classic Mellow Out. From the initial speaker-shaking feedback burst of opener "Revelation Space," right through to the closing 20-minute epic "New Sun" (which showcases Taigens otherworldly howl perfectly) there is no let-up in the brutal delivery. This will no doubt delight those Mainliner diehards who never thought theyd see the day again, and all those with a love of guitar howls and punishing feedback levels, but always underpinned by some righteous grooves." -Riot Season.

Artist: MAKOTOS MAINLINER, KAWABATA
Title: Revelation Space
Format: LP
Label: Riot Season
Country: UK
Price: $28.00
"Pressed on 140 gram virgin vinyl in heavy-duty printed spined card sleeve. One of the most celebrated Japanese underground bands have returned. It may have taken over 12 years, but Kawabata Makoto, guitar guru and head honcho in Acid Mothers Temple, has finally decided to get his celebrated "psychedelic solid free attack group" back together. Joining original Mainliner members Kawabata Makoto (motorpsycho guitar) and Koji Shimura (drums) is new recruit Kawabe Taigen (bass/vocals) and the trio still kick up one hell of a sonic racket. Confusion surrounds the exact details of the recording, but they seem to date from December 2011, and from Kawabatas mountain-top temple studio-cum-home. The man himself, as always, is shying away from sharing too many of the magick details about the Mainliner rebirth. And the stark, minimal black-with-gold sleeve keeps the mystery intact, apart from the grainy band photo on the rear. All said, Revelation Space is a comeback statement of intent. And its firmly in the same in-the-red/raw camp as the original trios classic Mellow Out. From the initial speaker-shaking feedback burst of opener "Revelation Space," right through to the closing 20-minute epic "New Sun" (which showcases Taigens otherworldly howl perfectly) there is no let-up in the brutal delivery. This will no doubt delight those Mainliner diehards who never thought theyd see the day again, and all those with a love of guitar howls and punishing feedback levels, but always underpinned by some righteous grooves." - Riot Season.

Artist: SHIT AND SHINE
Title: 229-2299 Girls Against Shit
Format: Double LP
Label: Riot Season
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"Gatefold 2LP version, limited to 500 copies. Shit And Shine return with their fourth Riot Season album -- following Youre Lucky To Have Friends Like Us (REPOSELP04), Jealous Of Shit And Shine (REPOSECD011) and last years acclaimed Cherry (REPOSECD017X/LP017) -- after a link-up with the Load Records stable for their last release. Continuing in their usual Riot Season style, what we have on offer here is the bizarre, the puzzling and the downright groovy. The epic, drawn-out single-riff jams that make up their legendary live shows are replaced by their trademark off-the-wall lunacy, making for a fun-packed adventure akin to biking trips with friends, and the local mental as a child. 229-2299 Girls Against Shit could be the soundtrack to that summer, the beating of rats with sticks, the shooting of girls with gat guns, swimming in the rancid cut and the discovering of dead dogs and maggots. Ah, those were the days my friend." -Riot Season
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Artist: SHIT AND SHINE
Title: Cherry
Format: CD/DVD
Label: Riot Season
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
"Now available as Limited edition CD & DVD pressing, 1000 copies for the world. Bonus DVD features a pro-shot 35 minute performance recorded for last.fm in London November 2007. What the press have said about Cherry so far: The kind of deranged collage that damaged psychedelic warriors like The Butthole Surfers or Bongwater used to come up with. Its an album that defies any kind of neat summation. Immense! --The Wire. Not since Royal Trux and Twin Infinitives has any band released an album as recklessly inventive and sadistically fun as this greasy double helping. --Rock-A-Rolla; Absurdist, addictive, obnoxious and usurped by a general air of alcoholic wrongdoing, feral psychosis and unsettling malice. A murkier, down-the-pub Locust Abortion Technician for a 21st century world hurtling ever closer to bloody-minded oblivion. --Terrorizer."-Riot Season

Artist: SHIT AND SHINE
Title: Cherry
Format: Double LP
Label: Riot Season
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
"SHIT AND SHINE isnt a band, its a state of mind. Theyre an afternoon spent tearing up betting-slips at the bookies. A stain on your shirt that wont wash out. Shit and Shine refuse to be categorized, commodified or caught with their trousers down. Theyre a blurred snapshot of bi-polar Britain, camera-phone footage of a nation thats slowly swallowing itself whole, one mouthful at a time. Theyre a requiem for back-street cafes and grubby little places that now only exist in our memory or in back-issues of Savage Messiah magazine. Theyre a brittle, defiantly distorted soundtrack to our own cultural demise: time at the bar, gentlemen, please! Limited edition of 500 copies packaged in suitably garish sleeves. "The kind of deranged collage that damaged psychedelic warriors like The Butthole Surfers or Bongwater used to come up with. Its an album that defies any kind of neat summation. Immense!"-The Wire
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Artist: SHIT AND SHINE
Title: Jealous of Shit and Shine
Format: LP
Label: Riot Season
Country: UK
Price: $28.00
"Long overdue vinyl release of Shit and Shines second album, Jealous of Shit and Shine originally released by Riot Season on CD only in 2006. Back when Shit and Shine were just a mere two-piece with a wicked sense of humor and a lawnmower, Jealous of Shit and Shine came out and knocked folks bandy. The original CD didnt last long and was never repressed, and since then Craig Clouse has been badgering Riot Season to give it a vinyl release. So here it is, in (almost) all of its original fucked-up glory. The audio has been tweaked a little to make it more vinyl-friendly by the man himself in his Texas bunker, but its still a completely messed-up brain-fuck of an album. The kind only two men and a lawnmower can make. Split into two parts, side A is the live favorite "Practicing to Be a Doctor," almost 24 minutes of pounding tribal drums and a ridiculously addictive bassline that just rolls on and on... if you never saw them do this live with anything up to 30 drummers you missed out big-time. Maybe theyll bust it out again one day. Side B features the more wacky/noise/avant-garde side of Shit and Shine. Chaotic, distorted blasts; mesmeric chuntering; tortured guitars and drums disguised as seven tracks. Absolutely fucking delightful, and absolutely like nobody else out there. 100% Shit and Shine. Its no wonder folks were jealous. NME listed Jealous of Shit and Shine at #89 in their "100 Lost Albums You Need to Know" feature, for which Jeremy Pritchard of Everything Everything wrote, " I love Jealous of Shit and Shine the same way I love everything they do; the utter wretchedness coupled with humour; the surprising depth of what could seem initially like a one-dimensional sound; the cast iron but utterly uncontrived absolutely-dont-give-a-fuck-about-what-you-think-ness that it exudes. Although it sounds really abrasive, some song titles and the artwork spell out their playful streak pretty clearly." Summed up well. Neon pink LP housed in PVC sleeve sealed with sticker. Includes download code. Limited edition of 300. One-off pressing; no repress." - Riot Season.

Artist: SHIT AND SHINE
Title: Teardrops
Format: LP
Label: Riot Season
Country: UK
Price: $28.00
“Shit And Shine, aka Craig Clouse, presents his sixth album for Riot Season, Teardrops. Since the release of the first Shit And Shine album Youre Lucky To Have Friends Like Us in 2004, Shit and Shine have released approximately fifteen more albums, with at least the same amount of EPs and played fuck knows how many amazing shows across the world. Throughout this, Shit And Shine continue to shift genres with ease, never wanting to become predictable, Clouse rarely opts for the safe option, in fact he never does. Recent times have seen him receive glowing praise for his more electronic work on labels such as Editions Mego, Rocket Recordings and Diagonal. So what does Clouse do next? He knocks out a grind-core album of course. Teardrops kills any notion of you knowing what hell do next stone dead. Its a battle scarred middle digit to the world, a full force fuck you guitar overload and itll ruin your weekend. White vinyl housed in 350 GSM printed card sleeve with black inner sleeve. Edition of 500.” - Riot Season.

Artist: SIGHTINGS
Title: Absolutes
Format: LP
Label: Riot Season
Country: UK
Price: $16.50
"Screaming out of New York City, fans of Mainliner, free rock like Wolf Eyes, quiet walks in the park, Harry Pussy, Yoko Ono and herbal tea will really dig this slippery slab. This is a complete baaad-ass hate fest with sub-dermal bass, paper thin razor guitar and Axis of Evil drumfuckery. The vinyl is a strictly limited pressing and will be accompanied by a CD version on Load Records." - Riot Season.
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Artist: KITCHENS FLOOR
Title: Regrets
Format: 7"
Label: RIP Society
Country: Australia
Price: $12.00
"Originally released in 2010 in edition of 300 and selling out within a couple of months. Reissued (and I say reissued as we had to get new plates made) in July 2013 as its an important part of the KITCHENS FLOOR discography. Although some would argue that "Still Night" is one of the worst Kitchens Floor songs, the consensus at R.I.P HQ is that its one of the best. Heres the mastermind of group MATT KENNEDYs recollection of the recording... These 3 songs were recorded in an old dilapidated share house in Spring Hill, Brisbane. They were recorded by JORDAN SWEENEY on an old reel to reel tape thing. This was late 2009, not long after Loneliness is a Dirty Mattress had been released to massive success and I was finally able to make a living from selling photos and t-shirts of my house. Many people have commented on the complete lack of appreciable sound quality for this record. Some have told me that Still Night is the worst song I have ever written. I dont think it is my best either but I have written worse, Insects for example. I am proud of this record, it is honest and is what it is. Orbit and Regrets were written from the heart, and these versions of them are raw as heck. Prominent in the mix is the sturdy bass playing of GLEN SCHENAU, and the impeccable drum work of JULIA NORRIS. That percussion pot never sounded finer than it does on this release. So go forth and listen! And hit me up if you want photos or t-shirts of my house." -Australia.

Artist: NATIVE CATS
Title: Dallas
Format: LP
Label: RIP Society
Country: Australia
Price: $18.00
"Since 2007, JULIAN TEAKLE and PETER ESCOTT have been operating musically from their home city of Hobart, Tasmania, under the name of the NATIVE CATS; if not "working together" as such, then at least each asking the others permission before adding something to a song, and generally moving towards a roughly common goal. Now, with the release of their third album, Dallas, the Native Cats grand plan is becoming clear: big shifts within a very small space. The bands job description remains the same as it has always been Teakle plays bass, Escott sings and operates only the most user friendly electronics, and all the pieces are cryptically aligned in sympathy with your complicated troubles or steady anxiety but thanks to some adventurous songwriting, a criminally underrated Nintendo synthesiser, and a recent inspiring tour of noted musical hotspot the United States of America, Dallas is a unique and unusual beast. The Native Cats may have started out as something of a lo-fi minimalist muck-about, but with Dallas they are deep into something powerful and strange, something nobody knew they wanted until it was standing right in front of them, holding a bass and a portable video game console, sending the inner world to the outer world." -RIP Society.

Artist: RFD
Title: Lead Me Home
Format: CD
Label: Riverman
Country: Korea
Price: $18.00
"This is the first-ever authorized reissue of this 1971 Christian classic, now remastered in a 24-bit remaster. Housed in an exact reproduction paper sleeve. Pretty intensely amazing songs of devotion couched in lazy, laid-back, skillfully-crafted pop/country/psych tuneage, chock full of harmonies and vibes so mellow, you wont know whether theyre singing about God or really good weed. "The RFD stands for Russ, Fred, and Dan and heres the deal -- these guys (and girl) put out a record in 1971 that went onto become universally-hailed by the thousand or so people in the world with an opinion on the matter as one of the five or ten best Christian records of all time. Now if youre like me, the initial thought of good Christian music seems like more than a joke than anything else. But then you hear artists like The Search Party or Marj Snyder or The RFD and you realize that these people are the real deal. Good Jesus music doesnt preach or even really announce itself as Christian music, at all. You have to listen real close to hear a message, and if you do hear it, youre free to ignore it and go on with your sinful existence. Good Christian, or Xian as we call it in the record biz, is good music whether you get it or not, no matter what you may believe. It usually has a beauty and a purity you can hear in secular records like Linda Perhacs or Wendy and Bonnie. But usually, as with these albums, theres also a darkness there, lingering and undenied, feeding the music with added complexity and gravity. This isnt glassy-eyed Jesus freak music, and the best records are by real people living real lives full of pain as well as joy and love. I wont lie and say its anywhere as rich as the secular field, but there are some gems to be found and The RFD most definitely are one of them." -Douglas McGowan, Yoga Records

Artist: RYAN, COLLIE
Title: The Rainbow Records
Format: Triple CD
Label: Riverman
Country: Korea
Price: $29.00
"Yoga Records, in association with Riverman Music, is proud to present this 3xCD box set, the first-ever CD reissue of these breathtaking obscure folk gems by Texas Collie Ryan. Collie Ryan privately-pressed three albums in 1973, The Giving Tree, Indian Harvest, and Takin Your Turn Round The Corner Of Day. These records were funded in part by Collies friends at the New Age Farms carrot and fresh juice company in Lompoc, California, and shortly after their recording, Collie devoted her life to nature and moved completely off the grid. Collies mesmerizing sound remained largely a secret until "Cricket," one of the tracks from Indian Harvest, surfaced on Numero Groups stellar Wayfaring Strangers: Ladies From The Canyon compilation in 2006. Collies cosmic music is almost solely based around her high, bird-like voice and nylon guitar picking, and her lyrics reflect her lifelong study of theosophy and naturalist living. Even today, Collie lives largely outside of what would be considered "regular" society, residing in a converted 1930s school bus in the middle of a Texas desert and painting mandalas on hub cabs, while continuing to produce her very special and personal music. This 3CD box set, entitled The Rainbow Records, features a new painting by Collie, fantastic liner notes by partner-in-crime Tommie Zook, and never-before-seen photographs. The tracks have been completely remastered from the original master tapes in a 24-bit remaster, and are housed in a paper sleeve and slipcase. A sun-kissed bevy of quirky, circular, acoustic guitar-picked metaphysical song cycles, topped by Collies unfailingly sweet, clear trill. Surely, Ryan belongs alongside such queens of the folk pantheon as Vashti Bunyan, Linda Perhacs, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Joni Mitchell, Sibelle Baier, Ruthann Friedman, etc. This is a haunting collection that simply should not be missed." -Yoga.
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Artist: DOO SOO, KIM
Title: Free Spirit
Format: CD
Label: Riverman Music
Country: Korea
Price: $18.00
"This is the 2002 fourth album by Koreas true cult folk/singer-songwriter hero, Kim Doo Soo. Kim Doo Soo is perhaps the deepest and most introspective of Koreas acid folk singers. Legends surround his songs -- political oppression, alcoholism, suicide, a 10-year period of mountain seclusion. In spite of four acclaimed albums in Korea, most Western listeners only became aware of Kim through his tracks on Damon & Naomis compilation International Sad Hits Volume One: Altaic Language Group. On Free Spirit he mines productive veins of profound melancholy, animistic nature, and unfathomable, hermetic affection. These songs are couched in a veil of gorgeous, still melodicism, Kims quavering vocals and guitar shaded with subtle accordion, cello, organ and harmonica. A reflective and unearthly masterpiece. Housed in a digipak, including a 19-page booklet with lyrics in Korean and photos." - Riverman Music.
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Artist: ELIZALDE, PETER
Title: Winter Playground Mystery
Format: CD
Label: Riverman Music
Country: Korea
Price: $19.00
"Unknown, brilliant all-original outsider loner singer-songwriter who completely sounds trapped in 1972 not 82!! One insane epic dueling guitar/synth prog stormer and also a quirky power-pop hard rock number and the rest sounds like early 70s FM radio or maybe Todd Rundgren coming down off a hard bummer! Cool hand-drawn acid-drenched cover reminiscent of Van Gogh. Maybe this guy was dipping into the turpentine, too! Dark, cold, underdeveloped and moody just like the music. A little something for everyone here: real people, soft rock, psych, folk, prog and more. An undiscovered gem thats bound to get props eventually from the big-time collectors." -Riverman

Artist: HAKANSSON, CARL
Title: Candles Glow
Format: CD
Label: Riverman Music
Country: Korea
Price: $19.00
"Completely obscure private press from central Massachusetts, 1979. Candles Glow was recorded predominantly in the attic of an old farm house in northern New Hampshire. This is the same little corner of the world where Bobb Trimble made two of the best psych records ever, also around 1980. This albums not as out-there as Bobbs, but its completely unknown as far as you can tell and several tracks have got a nice rural psych feel with great, garage-y guitar work from Richard Thyng, as evidenced on "Morning Bird." Neil Youngs definitely an influence here, and the rest of the record is a lot mellower, with a few solo downer-folk numbers by Carl Hakansson and one really spooky and somber kind of chanted mantra a cappella track "Alone They Ride," credited to The Thyng-Hakansson Chorus." -Riverman

Artist: LUCAS, TED
Title: Ted Lucas
Format: CD
Label: Riverman Music
Country: Korea
Price: $19.00
"The music of Ted Lucas has circulated through CD-Rs and blogs for years now. Although primarily known for this, his 1975 self-titled album (sometimes referred to as The OM Record), a legacy of hundreds of tapes decisively reveal one of the psychedelic eras most criminally-overlooked talents. Lucas studied with Ravi Shankar. He was the "exotic instruments specialist" for Motown and played sitar on many of their most famous productions. He rubbed shoulders with Alice Cooper and Ted Nugent and every other major player on the Detroit scene. His pioneering early psych rock bands The Spike Drivers and Misty Wizards managed to become legends with nothing more than a handful of singles. Stanley Mouse, prime image-maker for the Grateful Dead and friend of Ted, adapted the cover for Ted Lucas from his artwork for Jimi Hendrixs unfinished last album. Its the first appearance of the space scarab -- the UFO that would later become Journeys symbol. From brief, spontaneous ditties, predating the lo-fi indie movement by 20 years, to the epicly psychedelic sitar guitar ragas in Lucas signature loose string tunings, Lucas never wavered from his visceral, intensely honest vision. A self-taught master of many instruments and consummate do-it-yourselfer, Ted created a home studio and worked out new ways to tune his guitars. The pride he took in his craft and his attention to detail were inspiring and exasperating to all who knew him. His wit was legendary. The reasons for Lucas failure to break out of the Detroit scene would require, and probably deserve, a book-length investigation. His career provides insight on the difficulty of self-publishing and self-promotion in the pre-internet age. Without a doubt, things would have turned out very differently had he come up today. Lucas voice is unspeakably mellow, his guitar unbelievably gentle, and his arrangements absolutely impeccable. Do not miss this album." - Riverman Music.

Artist: OBRIEN & JAKE, JUSTEN
Title: Time Will Tell
Format: CD
Label: Riverman Music
Country: Korea
Price: $19.00
"The greatest album in the history of North Dakota is Justen OBrien & Jakes Time Will Tell (1978). Bootlegged twice already, Riverman Music presents the first artist-approved reissue of this mysterious, deep, UFO-inspired masterpiece. Featuring crystal-clear sound, the originally-intended cover art in a gorgeous gatefold cover, in-depth liner notes by Douglas Mcgowan (Yoga Records), and never-before-seen photos capturing the mystique of this long-gone psych/prog/lounge classic, even longtime fans will need to check back in with Justen OBriens unique vision of the cosmos. A truly MAJOR left-field rediscovery on par with Bobb Trimble, Jade Stone And Luv, or DR Hooker. A lot of questions remain. Was Justen OBrien in fact abducted by aliens? Where did he go after this record was finished? Why did one of the greatest rare record dealers in the world insist hes seen a second Justen OBrien album? And most importantly, how good does a record have to be to get reviewed on Pitchfork without the help of a high-powered publicist?" - Riverman Music.

Artist: PATTERSON & PULTS
Title: Grand Tetons
Format: CD
Label: Riverman Music
Country: Korea
Price: $19.00
"Very introspective and beautiful private loner/psych/folk rock from Texas in 1977. Heres what the Acid Archives has to say: "Introspective acoustic folk duo. Nice dark playing and stark, heartfelt songs about loneliness and the wonders of nature. There is also a second LP from 1984, Second Time Around with 1979-80 recordings." Grand Tetons, the debut album from this highly-regarded Texas rural folk rock duo, has a lot of fans. The follow-up, recorded in 1979 but not released until 1984, continues in the same style, as evident from the outstanding West Coast-flavored opening track and several more strong tracks. This CD reissue includes 6 tracks from the second album and demo recordings from newly-found tapes. Good one to file next to Kaufmann & Caboor, Will & James Ragar, John Villemonte, etc." -Riverman

Artist: SEVERANCE & CASSIDY
Title: S/T
Format: CD
Label: Riverman Music
Country: Korea
Price: $19.00
"Severance & Cassidy was a duo playing folk rock in the late 70s and early 80s in New Hampshire. Don Severance: songwriter, guitar and vocals Gary Cassidy: bass and vocals. In 1978, they were playing clubs, concerts, and parties full-time throughout New Hampshire and into Vermont. Their sound evolved from their interest in the acoustic, melodic, and harmony-driven music that was popular at the time. Don was strongly influenced by the guitar and harmony work of Peter, Paul And Mary and the songwriting and vocals of Simon And Garfunkel. In addition, bands such as America and Crosby, Stills And Nash were on the charts adding their brand of folk rock to the musical landscape. Gary came from a background of country music, and with his deep, rich, full-range vocals and his strong bass skills, they created a sound that felt larger than most other duos in the area. If you like obscure and mellow folk rock of the 1970s, this is a must-have album." -Riverman

Artist: STONEFIELD TRAMP
Title: Dreaming Again...
Format: CD
Label: Riverman Music
Country: Korea
Price: $19.00
"Very rare Stonefield Tramp album with a beautiful, dreamy quality. In 1974, members of the band Terry Friend and Rob Van Spyk met Brian Ballister. As a trio, they released the album Follow The Sun for the studio label, Acorn. After theyd failed to interest any major record company in their recordings, the group issued one LP, Dreaming Again..., on their own Tramp label. For this album, the trio were enhanced by additional musicians Chris Sutoris (bass) and Dave Lloyd (electric guitar). To reflect their new sound, the band adopted a new name and Stonefield Tramp were born. Some tracks show a strong Bob Dylan influence while others lean strongly towards the style we have now come to know as acid folk. Dreaming Again... is very eagerly sought-after by vinyl record collectors worldwide. A must for British folk fans." -Riverman

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

Artist: SOUND ART
Title: ..Beyond Music, Between Categories
Format: Hardcover Book/CD
Label: Rizzoli
Country: USA
Price: $50.00
About this Book: "Over the past century, an art form has emerged that draws from the worlds of visual art and music. Sound arts roots can be found in the experimental work of Italian Futurism, Dada, and later the Fluxus group and the pioneering efforts of the American composer and artist John Cage. In the wake of this groundbreaking work, sound art began to mature into a movement, and artists explored the interactive possibilities of sound and in turn created entirely new modes of experiencing and engaging with art. In this volume, the complete story of sound art is told by one of the countrys leading critics and scholars. The author traces the history of this form of art highlighting the convergence of the indie world bands such as Sonic Youth with the art world looking at the critical cross-pollination that has led to some of the most important and challenging art being produced today, including work by Christian Marclay, LaMonte Young, Janet Cardiff, Rodney Graham, and Laurie Anderson, among many others." About the Author: "Alan Licht is an American composer, guitarist, music writer, and a widely respected figure on the experimental music scene. He is not only responsible for important album reissues, but was a member of the cult classic NYC bands Love Child and Run On. He currently lives in New York City. Jim ORourke is an American musician and producer, and most widely known as a member of the rock band Sonic Youth. Considered an expert on experimental music, he has scored films for Werner Herzog and Olivier Assayas." Also features Maryanne Amacher, Harry Bertoia, John Cage, Brian Eno, Bill Fontana, Joe Jones, Rolf Julius, Christina Kubisch, Bernhard Leitner, Annea Lockwood, Francisco Lopez, Max Neuhaus, Hermann Nitsch, Paul Panhuysen, Steve Roden, Michael Snow, Stockhausen, Akio Suzuki, Jean Tingleuy, Trimpin, Stephen Vitiello, tons of great photos. CD includes Bill Fontana, Steve Roden, Jean Dubuffett, Destroy All Monsters (Jim Shaw, Mike Kelley, Cary Loren.), Anthony Burr & Charles Curtis, and Bernhard Gal. Highly Recommended!
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Artist: WHITE BOY & THE AVERAGE RAT BAND
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Roach
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Reish of heavy & fuzzed out Acid Archive proto metal jammer that will satisfy Heshers & Rockers alike. Word has always been this masterpiece is the work of a lone duder from Virginia yet cover has 4 bad asses spoiling for a rager. Sure sounds like a one man frenzy, but who knows for sure? Kenneth Higney gets some Schenker chops & becomes a fixture at Lamour where he functions as gangbang meat for Meanstreak. Yeah! How could you not be fucking stoked?" - Roach.

"This is stretching the limits of the Archives here -- its a 1980s and sounds much closer to the kind of post-punk hard rock that got college airplay in the late 80s than it does like anything else reviewed on this website. That said, its speedy not-quite-metal hard rock with a pulverizing distortion sound (to call it fuzz guitar is to understate it by a mile). One song is acoustic, but mostly this is just in-your-face blitzkrieg, and its really great." - Aaron Milenski, Acid Archives.

"My eyes did a double take when I see this record perched in my mail trap (theys aint got no word here for box nears I can tell). Good lord I was happy, only cause Id been lookin for a copy since Robin Yount was a five figure Brewer. The writeup that Roach Records put togther kindve says it all, cept I aint got a damn clue whats Lamour is (or was) ors this Meanstreak theys reference. I guess Ill have to get to investigatinem! Wouldnt wanna miss out. Some nimble-toed piker once tried to tell me this was the same band as Mr. Ott & Jake Whip had but Id knowed that was a sack of shit n told him about it.He made a mess in his drawers what stunk up the bar to high heaven, but at least hes still around to deny it. The real word is the band aint but one feller & he hired them others on the front to look all tough. It sorta works. Takes me back to some dumbshits what tried to tangle w/yours truly in Parkersburg, WV in the early 80s. None ofem even seen the blade theys surrendered to, let alone feel it. Ah, youth, to be wasted so young. Feel free to quote me on that. So White Boy & The Average Rat Band.....hard to say exactly where theys (or he) was comin from but know this; when it wants to, this lp is as wild as a peach orchard hog. Theres also some screwy ballads goin on (Oriental Doctors, wow! Too bad Tommy Bolin aint around to here THAT one) + an outta nowhere acoustic number too. Locked into some current thats more metal than punk, it aint no joke, as funny as it may seem at times. In other words, Nig Heist it is not. Im hip to the Kenneth Higney reference too, and Michael Schenker. It woulda been cool if Kennyd aped Scorpions more than Cat Stevens, but he didnt & behold wes got both Attic Demonstration AND this here White Boy lp. Hows are any of us worse off for that? The best of both. Now if only that Higney lp would get rereleased...." - Roland Woodbe, Siltblog. Not related to White Boy on Doodley Squat. Highly recommended!

Artist: CLIMAX GOLDEN TWINS
Title: s/t
Format: 7"
Label: Road Cone
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"No, your turntables needle isnt fucked, its just Seattles playful, unpretentious experimentalists doing some really noiseful turntable manipulation on side 1. The flip has them exploring musique concrete montages and found sound on this elegant white vinyl release. The cover is equally nice, with black-on-black artwork." - Road Cone. Unplayed copies of this mid-90s release.
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Artist: A TRIO
Title: Live In Nickelsdorf
Format: LP
Label: Roaratorio
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"If the city of Beirut doesnt leap to mind as a hotbed of avant-garde musical activity, listen up: since 2005, the Al Maslakh label (translation: The Slaughterhouse) has been documenting far-thinking sounds from the small but vital Lebanese scene. The A Trios first release, Music to Our Ears, was one of the most startling debuts of 2011; now, Roaratorio is proud to present their second album (and first vinyl release): Live in Nickelsdorf, recorded at the Konfrontationen Festival in 2012. While far from the first to employ extended techniques on their respective instruments, Mazen Kerbaj (trumpet), Sharif Sehnaoui (acoustic guitar), and Raed Yassin (doublebass) create a music that bears little relation to others who traffic in the same outer realms. Heavily textural, frequently perplexing, sometimes unsettling but always suffused with a provocative intelligence, this is the sound of a collective ur-mind that favors the long gesture over pointillistic strokes. Their capacity for generating aural illusions -- one would be hard-pressed to identify the instrumentation as three acoustic instruments, with no electronics or overdubs whatsoever -- is astounding, but its their skill at harnessing these uncanny tones into a consistently engaging and powerful sound-world that elevates the A Trio into the front rank of contemporary improvisational groups. A limited edition of 350 copies. Download coupon included." - Roaratorio.

Artist: CARTWRIGHT & DAVU SERU, GEORGE
Title: Rag
Format: LP
Label: Roaratorio
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Rag captures the best from a series of freely improvised meetings between saxophonist George Cartwright and percussionist Davu Seru, recorded at various Minneapolis venues over the course of 2009. Cartwright -- longtime leader of Curlew, and owner of a musical c.v. which includes Ornette Coleman, Half Japanese, Alex Chilton and Loren Mazzacane -- can be restlessly melodic or jaggedly guttural on the reeds, although his bedrock lyricism is never far from the surface. Serus playing is a trompe loreille marriage of forward motion and suspended stasis; over the past decade, hes performed with Milo Fine, Paul Metzger and Evan Parker, among others. From the anthemic opening of Titus to the miniature coda of I Think Eudora Knows, Rag is a lively dialogue between two masters of their craft. Released in an edition of 300 copies on colored vinyl, each with a unique cover print by Anne Elias and a digital download coupon." -Roaratorio

Artist: CLEVELAND WRECKING COMPANY
Title: Say Theres a Reason
Format: 7"
Label: Roaratorio
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"The Cleveland Wrecking Company were formed in San Francisco in 1965. Their members came from jazz, flamenco and R&B backgrounds, but together their psychedelic brew verged on Blue Cheer heaviness. As perennial local favorites, they gigged at every stage in the area. They left behind no recorded artifacts during this time; a deal with Vanguard went nowhere, when their manager absconded to Mexico with the album advance on an ill-fated mission to buy a kilo of pot. A later incarnation of the band -- with a completely different lineup and musical style -- released a 45 that has since become a favorite of cratedigging DJs, but This is not That. These two tracks hail from 1967-8: one studio, one live (the sonics on the latter may remind of the VUs guitar amp boot, but with a solo as overdriven and atonal as this, its a plus). With liner notes by Jim Moscoso (CWC bassist, vocalist, brother of Victor) and rare photographs." - Roaratorio.

Artist: CORNER, PHILIP
Title: Gong/Ear: Dance-ing, 1 & 2
Format: LP
Label: Roaratorio
Country: USA
Price: $29.00
"A major figure in 20th century arts and music (and beyond), Philip Corner studied with Henry Cowell and Olivier Messiaen, and was one of the original Fluxus conspirators, among other highlights of his long and storied career. As part of the body of his Metal Meditations work, Gong/Ear is a decades-long series of improvisations with dancers. Utilizing his favorite Paiste tam-tam, these two recordings from Corners NYC Leonard Street loft in 1989 are a feedback loop of perceptions between gong and dance: the initiating sound (or is it the dancers posture?) is made physically audible. Responsive movement is turned back into sound. Musical attentiveness sends it back and it continues. Gong/Ear: Dance-ing, 1 & 2 is released in a limited edition of 305 copies, each with a hand-cut facsimile brass gong, silkscreened with Corners calligraphy and mounted onto the jacket. Download coupon included." - Roaratorio.


Artist: CORNER, PHILIP
Title: Through Two More-Than-Mysterious Barricades (Improvizations After François Couperin)
Format: LP
Label: Roaratorio
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"Les Barricades Mistérieuses, the harpsichord gem by French Baroque composer François Couperin, has been a long-running source of exploration for Fluxus musician Philip Corner, who for years has used it as a jumping-off point for piano improvisations. Through Two More-Than-Mysterious Barricades comprises two very different takes on the same piece. The first dates from 1992, in collaboration with dancer Paulette Sears (who provides the singings and screamings of the albums subtitle); it moves from a frenzy of abstraction to a more meditative take on Couperins composition, with diversions and tributaries along the way. The second, from 2004, is a rougher beast: recorded with wildly over-saturated levels, the tape machine itself becomes a participant in the performance, with its heavy distortion bringing out storm-clouds of overtones from Corners piano. Through Two More-Than-Mysterious Barricades is released in an edition of 318 copies, with Corners calligraphy silkscreened on Kozo rice paper and mounted onto the jacket. Download coupon included." - Roaratorio.

Artist: CORSANO, CHRIS & BEN CHASNY/PAUL METZGER
Title: Split
Format: LP
Label: Roaratorio
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Chris Corsano (sparring partner of Paul Flaherty, Joe McPhee, Nels Cline, et al) and Ben Chasny (aka Six Organs Of Admittance) had previously paired up for the School Of The Flower LP on Drag City. As wide a stylistic swath as that record cut, it was far from an exhaustive map of their topography. Here, Corsanos drums and Chasnys guitar chatter & clatter with jittery hyper-articulation, worrying the meat off the bone in short sharp strokes. A "Worm Confesses" over the course of one side of this split record & is given an impassioned absolution. For over two decades, Paul Metzger -- guitarist for the on-again/off-again punkjazz trio TVBC -- was one of the Twin Cities overly well-kept secrets. His recent emergence as a solo artist, via a pair of glowingly-received releases on the Chairkickers & Mutant Music labels (quoth WFMU: "the best banjo playing ever"), has started to raise his profile to a level commensurate with his devils-crossroads-deal talent. On a guitar modified with music box innards & an accompanying tanpura, Metzger dives deep into the raga heart of a moonlit day & returns with the jewels of "August." Released in an edition of 766 copies, with silkscreened poplar wood covers." - Roaratorio.
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Artist: CRYSTAL SYPHON
Title: Elephant Ball
Format: LP
Label: Roaratorio
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
"For decades, Crystal Syphon were, at most, a footnote in the music history books: a name on posters from the psychedelic ballroom days, and a fond memory to those whod seen the Merced, California band perform on the west coast circuit in the late 1960s. That changed with the release of Family Evil in 2012. Their debut album -- evidence that the mine of hidden gems from the original psych era had not yet been picked clean -- caught the ears of fans worldwide, garnering raves and equal-footing comparisons to Quicksilver Messenger Service, Jefferson Airplane, and The Byrds; the group reunited and began playing out again, with their vintage sound intact. Now, Roaratorio is proud to present Elephant Ball, a second helping of unearthed material from the bands archives. Starting with three tracks from their earliest recording sessions under the Crystal Syphon name, in 1967 -- the swaggering garage-rock miniature "Dawn Sermon" and the folk-rock of "For All of My Life" and "Tell Her For Me" -- it then moves on to a Fillmore West gig from November 1969, featuring the final incarnation of the group during their original run. With the same complex harmonies, nuanced songwriting and top-drawer musicianship that won Family Evil its accolades, the half-dozen tunes range from the crunchy riffs of the title track and "Its Winter" to the lightly jazzy "Dont Fall Brother" and the Latin-tinged moves of "There Is Light There." Comes in an old-style "tip-on" jacket with a digital download." - Roaratorio.

Artist: CRYSTAL SYPHON
Title: Family Evil
Format: LP
Label: Roaratorio
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
"Crystal Syphon, one of the greatest lost groups of the West Coast psych scene, came together in Merced, California in 1965. Originally a Beatles / Byrds-influenced unit called the Morlochs, they soon shed their original moniker and moved in a more psychedelic direction, becoming a fixture on the ballroom circuit from 1966-1970. Although their music may nod in the direction of the New Tweedy Brothers and Quicksilver Messenger Service at times, its imbued throughout with a distinctive sound that arose from practicing up to six nights a week. The band entertained offers from various labels during their existence, but as they insisted on complete artistic control and ownership of their music, no deals were struck. Now, some 44 years after its creation, Roaratorio is proud to make the music of Crystal Syphon available for the first time ever. Drawn from studio tracks, rehearsal tapes and a live recording from the Fillmore West, Family Evil is released in an edition of 500 copies, with cover art by Norman Orr and extensive historical liner notes on an old-style tip-on jacket. Digital download included." -Roaratorio.

Artist: CURLEW
Title: Gussie
Format: LP
Label: Roaratorio
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"On a hot Minneapolis night in the summer of 2001, Curlew played a scorching gig at the now-defunct Gus Luckys Gallery. Gussie documents that evening: the veteran improvising group dispensed with their compositions altogether and took an eminently successful walk along the free-improv tightrope. With a lineup featuring George Cartwright (saxophones), Davey Williams (guitar), Chris Parker (piano), Fred Chalenor (bass), and Bruce Golden (percussion). A limited edition of 436 copies, with handpainted covers by Anne Elias." - Roaratorio.

Artist: DISSIPATED FACE WITH DANIEL CARTER
Title: Live at CBGB 1986
Format: 7"
Label: Roaratorio
Country: Roaratorio
Price: $6.00
"Not since the early days of MC5 at the Grande Ballroom in Detroit, circa 1968, had there been such an organic melding of sheer metal-esque maelstrom and free jazz. These archival recordings from the legendary punk club CBGB capture a moment in time when open-minded musicians from the downtown scene were exploring the possibility of bringing Lou Reeds feedback-infested Metal Machine Music together with Albert Aylers Love Cry. Dissipated Face guitarist Kurt Hologram Ralske and special guest saxophonist Daniel Carter provided that implausible link between punk rock and avant garde jazz on these 1986 live recordings. Fueled by the throbbing rhythms of Steve X Dream Popkin and Ben Face Munves, who alternated on bass and drums, Ralskes twisted, thrashing power chords and shrieking licks blend with Carters cathartic alto sax wailing to make the perfect union of disparate worlds. Ralske would go on to attain a certain level of indie rock fame with Ultra Vivid Scene and subsequently make an impact as a London-based producer-conceptualist-avant-popmeister and visual artist. Carter would become one of the most ubiquitous figures on New Yorks free jazz scene, recording with William Parker, David S. Ware, Billy Bang, Alan Silva and Matthew Shipp and the cooperative bands Test and Other Dimensions in Music. But for this one moment back in 1986, their paths crossed with band mates Popkin and Munves, and the results were frighteningly intense. - Bill Milkowski. Cover artwork by Raymond Pettibon.

Artist: FRASER & DEBOLT
Title: Flight of the Light Air Force
Format: 7"
Label: Roaratorio
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"A companion EP to the recent double LP retrospective This Song Was Borne, Flight Of The Light Air Force features three exclusive tracks by cult favorite outsider-folk duo Fraser & DeBolt. The majestic title track is an outtake from their second Columbia LP With Pleasure; left off that album for reasons of space (it clocks in at eight minutes), it wouldve easily been the finest song on the record and a highlight of their career. On the flip side, we have two cuts recorded live at a February 1970 concert in upstate NY, as performed by Fraser, DeBolt and violinist Ian Guenther: their signature song Dance Hall Girls and a rollicking version of the Stones You Cant Always Get What You Want. Fraser & DeBolt are a secret handshake among those who know: come acquaint yourself. Digital download included." - Roaratorio.

Artist: FRASER & DEBOLT
Title: This Song Was Borne
Format: Double LP
Label: Roaratorio
Country: USA
Price: $34.00
"Allan Fraser & Daisy DeBolt met in the summer of 1969. They had both been working individually on the coffeehouse circuit in their native Canada; over the next five years, as the duo of Fraser & DeBolt, they created a sublime body of work that still sounds remarkably fresh decades later. They recorded two albums for Columbia which garnered rave reviews at the time, but saw little commercial success. Both have since become cult classics in psychedelic folk circles; the first, With Ian Guenther, being particularly beloved amongst a coterie of die-hard fans. Their combination of ragged-but-right / salt & pepper harmonies, evocative lyrics, beautiful songs shot through with occasional dissonant grace notes, and careful arrangements that still managed to sound off-the-cuff made for some of the most beguiling music of the day. Now, Roaratorio is proud to present This Song Was Borne, a double LP collection of previously unreleased demos, studio outtakes, radio sessions and live recordings from Fraser & DeBolts archives, spanning their entire career, in a deluxe tip-on gatefold jacket with detailed liner notes from Allan and Daisy. Download coupon included." - Roaratorio.

Artist: GASTALDI, NELSON
Title: Symphony No. 3: Siddhartha Gautama O El Poder De La Nada
Format: LP
Label: Roaratorio
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"When psycho-spatial composer Nelson Gastaldi passed away in 2009 at the age of 77, he left behind a unique musical legacy that is only now beginning to be unveiled. A self-described musical nihilist with noble and mystic origins (as well as an accomplished visual artist), Gastaldi supported himself and his family with a job at an electric company in Buenos Aires, Argentina, while creating an astonishing body of work that went virtually unheard during his lifetime. Synthesizing his wide-ranging interests (medicine, linguistics, Chinese and German philosophy) into his music, he welcomed paranormal/initiatic experiences into the compositional process, creating homemade Sibelius-meets-Sun Ra symphonies. The only previous publication of his work was in Bananafish magazine, which featured an excerpt of Symphony No. 3 on an accompanying CD. The same issue also contained his sole English-language interview, in which he waxed: The human being runs at the side of a river. When he is young, he runs faster than the river; in mid-life he runs at the same speed as the river; and at last he falls down and the river keeps going. Take a dip into the strange and beautiful river of Nelson Gastaldi. Download coupon included." - Roaratorio.

Artist: KEITH, RODD
Title: Black Phoenix Blues
Format: LP
Label: Roaratorio
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"To call Rodd Keith the king of the song-poems (also known as the send us your lyrics quick buck-demo mill) is damning with faint praise: no one else in that shady backwater of the music industry possessed an array of talents as distinctively individual as his. As gifted a singer, composer and arranger as he was, his genius was destined to remain a well-kept secret during his lifetime by virtue of the complete disregard -- verging on invisibility -- in which song-poem records were held. He was a commercial musician in the most literal sense of the word, but within those confines, he displayed an oddball, personal vision that frequently transcended the work-for-hire nature of his music. Black Phoenix Blues is the third Roaratorio collection of the best of Rodd Keiths vast output. Dating from 1966 to 1974, the sixteen previously un-reissued songs showcase the scope of his work: the shouldve-been-a-hit You and I; the elegant exotica of I Love Lovely Chinese Gal; the history lesson of The Explosion of Holden 22 Mine; the harrowing psycho-killer musings of the title track; Im Proud to Be a Hippie from Mississippi, the stoners answer to Merle Haggards Okie From Muskogee; the low-fi The Game of Love (which, in the tradition of Keiths infamous Im Just the Other Woman, prompted the dissatisfied customer to request a more conventional re-take); the disturbingly desperate Sing My Death Note, which was discovered on one of Keiths private reels; and the unclassifiable what-the-fuck-ness of Abidin Tuh the Rule. A limited edition LP with artwork by Josh Journey-Heinz and liner notes from noted blues guitarist Debbie Davies, one of Keiths musical and personal compadres from the early 1970s. Download coupon included." - Roaratorio

Artist: KEITH, RODD
Title: My Pipe Yellow Dream
Format: LP
Label: Roaratorio
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Song Poems Wanted" read the ads. "We need new ideas for recording!" The send-us-your-lyrics business was a borderline scam, taking whatever lyrics came their way from would-be songwriters and – for a fee – setting them to music. None of the results ever came close to being a hit, and to be sure, the vast majority was sufficiently bland or clumsy to insure no great karmic loss in their instant obscurity and miniscule press runs. But Rodd Keith – the late, great genius whose prolific output was almost completely confined to the song-poem industry – had a knack for turning sows ears into silk purses. The nature of the business required him to work quickly, with no second takes, and his skill at writing and arranging on the fly was not unlike that of a master improviser. When at his best, he put his unique musical stamp on some lucky customers submission. My Pipe Yellow Dream is the second Roaratorio anthology of the highlights of Rodd Keiths work. Compiling fifteen previously unreissued songs from 1966 through his death in 1974 – including a never-before-heard cover of "Choo Choo Train" – My Pipe Yellow Dream showcases the full range of his talents. From exquisite mid-60s pop balladry ("Deep Velvet") to blue-eyed soul ("You Dont Have To Alibi") to folk-rock ("Tired Of Waiting") to solo Chamberlain creations ("Red Sports Car") to gospel testifying ("O Jesus My Savior") to a pair of patriotic screeds (the all-spoken word "America The Not So Beautiful" and the bizarre-world lounge funk of "Search Out Your Soul, American"), this collection continues the rehabilitation of Rodd Keiths recorded legacy from thrift-shop throwaway to celebrated cult artist. A limited edition LP in a gorgeous gatefold jacket, with artwork by Josh Journey-Heinz and liner notes from song-poem vocalist Dick Kent." -Roaratorio.

Artist: KONSTRUKT & JOE MCPHEE
Title: Babylon
Format: LP
Label: Roaratorio
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
“Turkish free-improv group KonstruKt was formed in 2008 by guitarist Umut Çağlar, and since their inception, theyve gained notice through their collaborations with such old-guard stalwarts as Evan Parker, Marshall Allen and Peter Brotzmann. The latter introduced them to the legendary Joe McPhee at the Krakow Jazz Autumn festival, and after striking up a friendship, they invited him to join them in Istanbul for a concert in March of 2014. Babylon was recorded the day after he arrived, with no prior rehearsal or discussion, although the seamless meshing could fool anyone into thinking that they were a longtime working group. Çağlar came from an electronic music background before delving into free jazz, and its reflected in the incorporation of moogs & a theremin into the ensembles arsenal. The music itself swings from space-raga improv to soaring, full-throated anthemic melodies; some sort of Joe Meek jazz world where bird squeal falsettos pierce through a current of drums, only to struggle for breath, come up laughing, and take off far above. McPhee says, “These guys are the real deal,” and he should know. Download coupon included.” - Roaratorio.

Artist: LACY, STEVE & JOE MCPHEE
Title: The Rest
Format: LP
Label: Roaratorio
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"In June of 1977, when they shared a double bill in Basel, Switzerland, STEVE LACY invited JOE MCPHEE to join him for a duet to close his set, for which McPhee elected to bring out his own soprano saxophone. The main part of Lacys performance was issued on the classic Clinkers LP (Hat Hut 1978); after thirty-six years, Roaratorio delivers The Rest, a one-sided LP marking the first and only time theyve played together. The simpatico meshing of their distinctly individual voices points toward a shared history on a different plane. Includes download coupon." - Roaratorio.

Artist: MARANHA, DAVID
Title: Antarctica
Format: LP
Label: Roaratorio
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"David Maranhas recordings stretch back over 20 years with the Portuguese avant trio Osso Exótico, as well as collaborations with Zev and Minit. A follow up to Marches Of The New World (2007), Antarctica is made up of two side-long excursions into monolithic drone-rock. In the vein of Tony Conrad & Faust, Venus In Furs, La Monte Young and Terry Riley, Maranhas ensemble is driven by keyboards, strings, and hypnotized-heartbeat percussion. Like the great white expanse of the titular continent, it can be taken in simply as a glorious wash of sound; listen to it closely, however, and youll hear the smallest details jump out in high relief: a feather can move a mountain. An edition of 300 hand-numbered copies in silkscreened covers. Digital download coupon included." - Roaratorio.
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Artist: MARANHA, DAVID ENSEMBLE
Title: Salt, Ashes, Goat Skin
Format: LP
Label: Roaratorio
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"In an everlasting process that continuously repositions and reevaluates infinity as a consciously unachievable but ultimately rewarding goal since the early 90s, David Maranhas music has been riding that arc with ferocity and aplomb. A unique vision that has been translating the eternal in a sprawling language through countless performances, approaches and records like Marches of the New World and the Roaratorio released classic Antarctica. Always the unsettled mind, Maranha conveys his spiraling vision towards its core with this new ensemble. Comprised of Diana Combo on drums, Filipe Felizardo on electric guitar and David himself on organ and violin, they are a speculative tour de force around sensory principles of movement, stillness and reaction. Long drawn-out semi-riffs feedback along the drifting textures of the violin and the organ like rocks ultimate coda stretched into nowhere. Drums plodding in restraint, sustaining the drone-like vortex of electricity without ever reaching any sort of conclusion in four pieces that inhabit their own universe continually. As it should.” - Bruno Silva.

Artist: MCPHEE, JOE
Title: Alto
Format: LP
Label: Roaratorio
Country: USA
Price: $14.00

"Alto joins Tenor and Soprano to complete a discrete trilogy within Joe McPhees catalog of unaccompanied waxings. Recorded live at a Lower East Side bar in 2009, McPhees explorations on alto saxophone and clarinet are alternately fiery and contemplative, imbued with the masterful intelligence thats marked his work for over forty years. A limited edition of 525 copies on 180 gram vinyl, with a Judith Lindbloom silkscreen print on rice paper and liner notes by Hank Shteamer. Digital download coupon included." - Roaratorio.
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Artist: MCPHEE, JOE
Title: Everything Happens for a Reason
Format: LP
Label: Roaratorio
Country: USA
Price: $16.50
"In the ever-growing discography of master musician Joe McPhee, his solo albums have stood out as supreme ur-texts of his consummate improvising and compositional skills. Joining the ranks of such landmark records as Tenor ,Graphics , and As Serious As Your Life ,Everything Happens for a Reason is an unadorned showcase of this influential pioneer in the world of creative improvised music. Recorded live in Austria in November of 2003, Everything Happens for a Reason features McPhee on pocket trumpet, soprano and alto saxophones. A limited edition of 500 copies on 180 gram vinyl, with a Judith Lindbloom silkscreen print on rice paper and liner notes by McPhee." - Roaratorio.
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Artist: MCPHEE, JOE
Title: Solos: The Lost Tapes (1980-1981-1984)
Format: LP
Label: Roaratorio
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"In 1976, Joe McPhee recorded the landmark album Tenor, kicking off a solo period of finding and refining the distinctive voice that continues to inform his music to this day. Solos: The Lost Tapes (1980-1981-1984) is a collection of material from McPhees personal archives that shines new light on the legendary multi-instrumentalists work during this time. Wind Cycles, for tenor saxophone, explores the permutations of breath on reed and brass, from quiet whispers to full-throated cries and back again. With The Redwood Rag, McPhee takes a jaunty melody and gives it a swinging workout with Steve Lacy-like precision. The free-blowing alto excursion Ice Blu is, in McPhees words, a sound which evokes an image, which asks a question "What is that?" and the answer is, a sound which evokes an image which asks a question. Voices, one of his signature compositions, gets a particularly haunting treatment here on soprano, with McPhee incorporating various electronics to mesmerizing effect. All together, Solos: The Lost Tapes (1980-1981-1984) is the distilled essence of one of the most important creative improvising musicians of our time. Cover art by Judith Lindbloom. Includes a download coupon for the full album plus a bonus interview, conducted at the New Music America Festival in 1981." - Roaratorio.

Artist: MCPHEE, JOE
Title: Soprano
Format: LP
Label: Roaratorio
Country: USA
Price: $16.50
"A document of Joe McPhees first solo concert devoted exclusively to the straight horn, Soprano is both a companion volume to his previous LP for Roaratorio (the critically lauded Everything Happens For A Reason) and a follow-up to his classic album Tenor, which raised the bar for solo saxophone music over 30 years ago. Recorded live in St. Georges Church at the Guelph Jazz Festival in 1998, Soprano was inspired by Pauline Oliveros Deep Listening performance at the venue the previous year. The acoustics of the church provided a natural web of reverberation and delay, and compose as much a part of the sonic palette as Michael Overhages farmhouse did for Tenor. McPhees art is informed by the head and the heart in equal measures, and Soprano is thoughtful, passionate music from one of jazzs most eloquent practitioners. A limited edition of 500 copies on 180 gram vinyl, with a Judith Lindbloom silkscreen print on rice paper and liner notes by McPhee and Oliveros." - Roaratorio.
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Artist: McPHEE, JOE & CHRIS CORSANO
Title: Under A Double Moon
Format: LP
Label: Roaratorio
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"With a career now spanning over 40 years and more than 100 recordings, Joe McPhee has shown that emotional content and theoretical underpinnings are thoroughly compatible — and in fact, a critically important pairing — in the world of creative improvised music. Since recording The Hated Music with Paul Flaherty in 2000, Chris Corsano has been hyper-active in far-reaching corners of the free improvised world. Under A Double Moon, recorded live in Paris during a spring 2010 tour of Europe, is their first album together (and, given how phenomenally simpatico a partnership theyve forged, we hope its not the last). With cover artwork by Judith Lindbloom and liner notes by John Szwed. Download coupon included." -Roaratorio
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Artist: METZGER, PAUL
Title: Anamnestic Tincture
Format: LP
Label: Roaratorio
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Anamnestic Tincture is a live album by virtuosic musical carpenter Paul Metzger, culled from many hours of concert recordings. Side one comprises Metzgers public debut on his modified banjo, recorded in 2002 at a former church-turned-underground art space in Minneapolis. One of his most memorable compositions, "After Milo" later turned up as an untitled improvisation on his CD for the Chairkickers label. Jumping ahead six years (and several more banjo alterations later) to side two, the glittering "Orans" gets a workout at a memorial show for the artist Matt Zaun. As an acknowledgment of the occasion, Metzger also gave a one-time-only performance -- "Dark Green Water" -- on another of his mutant instruments: an acoustic guitar with the body drilled out to accommodate a cymbal set into its face, and ten assorted strings of varying lengths laid over the top, giving it a particularly metallic and dissonant sound. Anamnestic Tincture is released in an edition of 425 copies, with an original vintage snapshot mounted on each cover." -Roaratorio.

Artist: MUSIC ENSEMBLE, THE
Title:
Format: CD
Label: Roaratorio
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"The first documentation of this important free improvising group, featuring Roger Baird, Billy Bang, Malik Baraka, Daniel Carter, William Parker, and Herb Kahn. Existing during the heyday of NYCs Loft Scene, their name has often been cited as a crucial stage in the development of its members -- the seeds of such current ensembles as Other Dimensions In Music and Test can be found here -- but their singular music has gone largely unheard, save by those who were present at their concerts. This CD has been compiled from archival tapes recorded by Roger Baird; one complete performance from Brooklyns Kingsborough College, on 24 April 1974, and excerpts from a concert at the Holy Name School Auditorium, on 15 February 1975. Packaged in a mini-LP gatefold sleeve, with liner notes by Parker, Bang, Baird, and Carter, paintings by Marilyn Sontag, and a reproduction of the poster for one of the shows, this is the recording debut of one of jazzs greatest "lost" groups." - Roaratorio.

Artist: OLIVEROS, PAULINE
Title: To Valerie Solanas And Marilyn Monroe In Recognition of Their Desperation
Format: LP
Label: Roaratorio
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Shortly after it was published in 1968 the SCUM Manifesto by Valerie Solanas fell into my hands. Intrigued by the egalitarian feminist principles set forth in the Manifesto, I wanted to incorporate them in the structure of a new piece that I was composing. The womens movement was surfacing and I felt the need to express my resonance with this energy. Marilyn Monroe had taken her own life. Valerie Solanas had attempted to take the life of Andy Warhol. Both women seemed to be desperate and caught in the traps of inequality: Monroe needed to be recognized for her talent as an actress. Solanas wished to be supported for her own creative work. Commissioned by the Music Department of Hope College, Holland Michigan, To Valerie Solanas and Marilyn Monroe in Recognition of Their Desperation had its premiere in 1970. Though everyone knew Marilyn Monroe hardly anyone recognized Valerie Solanas or took her Manifesto seriously. I brought the names of these two women together in the title of the piece to draw attention to their inequality and to dedicate the piece." -Pauline Oliveros "This LP contains both the 1970 Hope College premiere, performed by a 14-piece ensemble, and a 1977 recording from Wesleyan University, performed by a 43-piece orchestra. Roaratorio is proud to present the first commercially available release of this eerie, beautiful, and important Oliveros work. Cover artwork by Judith Lindbloom. Download coupon included." -Roaratorio
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Artist: OLIVEROS, PAULINE & REYNOLS
Title: The Minecxio Connection: Live! At The Rosendale Cafe
Format: LP
Label: Roaratorio
Country: USA
Price: $13.50
"One of the most unexpected yet fruitful partnerships of recent years: in the mid-1990s, Pauline Oliveros, electronic music pioneer and sage of the environmental-drone, began working with Reynols, the prolific and resolutely undefinable Argentinian group. Their first joint effort sent Oliveros music through the rigours of Reynols heavily processed studio treatments; THE MINEXCIO CONNECTION : LIVE! AT THE ROSENDALE CAFE finds them collaborating on-stage in real time. Recorded in August 2000 during Reynols first trek through North America, they offered up a version of "Six For New Time" (originally composed by Oliveros for Sonic Youths GOODBYE 20th CENTURY LP), along with idiosyncratic throat-singing and hypnotic dream/dronescapes. The venue may have been a small cafe in rustic upstate New York, but the sonic results sound like emanations from the deepest of Deep Listening caves under the earth." - Roaratorio.

Artist: SUN RA
Title: Other Strange Worlds
Format: LP
Label: Roaratorio
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
...& HIS ASTRO INFINITY ARKESTRA "Within Sun Ras vast-as-outer-space discography, the album that orbits the furthest away from the known jazz universe is Strange Strings. Calling it a study in ignorance, Ra directed his Arkestra stalwarts to pick up unusual stringed instruments and homemade percussion with which they had little familiarity, and improvise without any guidelines or direction; the resulting record is one of Ras best. Now, Roaratorio is proud to issue a satellite around that lonely planet: Other Strange Worlds, recorded in Ras NYC apartment in May of 1965, dates from the same era and employs the same methodology as Strange Strings. But while the latter album featured the full Arkestra, Other Strange Worlds pares the players down to a core quintet of Ra, John Gilmore, Marshall Allen, Art Jenkins, and Ali Hasaan. Theres plenty of freewheeling collective improvisation in the Ra catalog, but rarely in a small-group setting such as this. Half of the pieces are texture-over-tonality string experiments, while the rest feature exotic reeds and percussion. Other Strange Worlds is a significant addition to Sun Ras body of work, and a brilliant example of free improv from the days before it had a name. Download coupon included." "Theres always more Ra being issued than anyone can keep up with. But this ones essential. Dont skip it." -Byron Coley.
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Artist: SUN RA & HIS ASTRO INFINITY ARKESTRA
Title: Sign of the Myth
Format: LP
Label: Roaratorio
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"In 1972, Sun Ra inked a high-profile deal with ABC/Impulse, bringing his recorded work to the widest audience hed had to date. A slew of Saturn back catalog titles and two newly-recorded albums (Astro Black, Pathways to Unknown Worlds) were issued before ABC cancelled the contract, dumped the records into the cut-out bins, and left the unreleased albums to languish. Now, over four decades later, Roaratorio is proud to offer one of the lost Impulse recordings for the first time. Sign of the Myth hails from same studio session as Pathways, and shares its emphasis on guided improvisations. With a constantly shifting palette of Moog textures, Ra tosses off a dazzling array of ideas throughout, supported by the usual Arkestra stalwarts; in particular, bassist Ronnie Boykins and drummer Clifford Jarvis are in shining form here, giving shape and solidity to these pieces.Sign of the Myth is a welcome augmentation to an especially fertile period from Sun Ras time on Earth." - Roaratorio. Includes download coupon.
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Artist: SUN RA & HIS ASTRO INFINITY ARKESTRA
Title: The Intergalactic Thing
Format: Double LP
Label: Roaratorio
Country: USA
Price: $38.00
"One might think, with a discography as extensive as the one Sun Ra boasts, that the scope of his work has been fully apprehended by this point, but The Intergalactic Thing demonstrates its seemingly bottomless depths. This is not a complete surprise: anyone who saw Ra and the Arkestra perform will remember the sight of the band quickly shuffling through an imposingly thick stack of sheet music, when Sunny would call the next tune on the program with an encrypted hint on his keyboard. Band members tell stories of spending long hours practicing a newly-written composition, only to never play it again. Here, we have a taste of that which has been hidden: drawn from rehearsals at the Sun Ra house in Philadelphia from 1969, The Intergalactic Thing introduces a dozen never-before-heard pieces from Ras songbook -- tunes that may have never even made it to the bandstand, let alone the recording studio -- along with a handful of reworkings of such Ra classics as Spontaneous Simplicity and The Exotic Forest. Without a doubt, this is one of the most important augmentations to the Sun Ra catalog in many a moon. This double LP set comes in a beautiful gatefold jacket, with extensive liner notes by Ra discographer Robert L. Campbell and a download coupon for the full album." - Roaratorio.

Artist: TALIBAM! WITH DANIEL CARTER
Title: New Nixon Tapes
Format: LP
Label: Roaratorio
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Since 2003, NYCs Talibam! have been charting a course through the improv waters in a way that few other groups can pull off. Rock, jazz, noise and all stops in between collide in an aggressive mix that defines free music in the best sense of the term: nothing is deemed out of bounds. Too much fun to be a po-faced postmodern exercise, and too expertly played to be sunk in a morass of good intentions, The New Nixon Tapes hurtles through two side-long pieces in an agile cascade of rhythmic and melodic ideas. Kevin Shea (drums) and Matt Mottel (synthesizer) have worked with Cooper-Moore and Rhys Chatham, among others; here theyre joined by master saxophonist / trumpeter / flautist Daniel Carter. Recorded live in the WFMU studios. MP3 download coupon included." -Roaratorio

Artist: THOLLEM/OLIVEROS/CLINE
Title: Molecular Affinity
Format: LP
Label: Roaratorio
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Thollem McDonas : This is the third trio album Nels and I have made together, each time with a different 3rd partner. The previous two were The Gowanus Session with William Parker and Radical Empathy with Michael Wimberly. Though each session has been unique in itself (different prescribed approaches, the environment and of course the uniqueness that each individual brings), there are definitely overarching themes pollinating each album. As the instigator of each of these sessions, Ive always been curious about the sonic experience created each time a unique combination of musicians gather. So, in a sense, this is really kind of a scientific experiment with a control and a variable. I also love the trio format: theres plenty of room for everyone, yet still many possible depths of complexity in relationships between the individuals. The three of us seemed immediately intertwined, psychically and sonically. An amazing place to record with amazing musicians/human beings. I think it all comes through in the recording... an experiment with fascinating results!" Pauline Oliveros : "This recording brought us together for an unusual musical conversation. There was no plan or guiding structure. Thus the conversation set the pace between eGuitar, V accordion and piano. Each of us contributing, conversing in response to the other from our own individual perceptions. The music develops as a result of those moments of conversation. As different subjects are triggered or introduced the conversation shifts, turns and integrates making the music. Nels Cline : "It started on a beautiful sunny day in a rental car to Accord, NY, Thollem at the wheel, his lovely partner Angela riding shotgun. Thollem had instigated yet another miraculous and rather unexpected improvisatory recording session. This time, I was really going to meet the legendary Pauline Oliveros and improvise with her -- and Thollem, of course! We met at a market and caravanned it to a beautiful barn studio. Pauline was immediately welcoming and gracious -- a good start! A few improvisations, some bucolic photos, and precious lungfuls of sweet air later we were headed back to The City. How was that? Did that really happen?? Yes, it really did. A concentrated portion of our probing explorations is thankfully here, on this petrochemical slice: Molecular Affinity. Its a good thing!" "Jacket & label are adorned with confocal microscopy images of a Coleochaete green algae, by Fernán Federici. Download coupon included." - Roaratorio.

Artist: AUTOMATED NOISE ENSEMBLE
Title: Turntable Strings
Format: Picture Disc LP
Label: Rob Gawthrop and Bob Levene
Country: UK
Price: $28.00
"Limited edition of 186 picture discs. Originally performed as a live DJ set that produces complex, evolving rhythms and phase patterns all with simplicity of sound in which, no records were used, neither were the needles, in fact the only thing on the turntables are short pieces of string stuck onto the decks with masking tape that strike a transducer on their way round. From this ANE produced a 12 inch picture disc, with the image of the string printed directly onto the vinyl, on one side there is a lock groove where the sound seemingly coincides when the needle goes over the image of the string. The other sides includes tracks from the live performances and two remixes from Team Doyobis Chris Gladwin." -Automated Noise Ensemble.

Artist: ROBEL, ERIC
Title: The Color of Noise: A Film About the Artist Haze XXL and His Notorious Record Label, Amphetamine Reptile Records
Format: DVD/Blu-Ray
Label: Robellion Films
Country: UK
Price: $20.00
"The Color of Noise is a full length documentary about the Artist Haze XXL (Tom Hazelmyer) and his notorious record label, Amphetamine Reptile Records. Throughout the 80s and 90s the label would achieve almost cult-like status for being adventurous and daring in the midst of a time where “safe” punk rock would rule the airwaves with a newly accepted style of music by the mainstream college goers, Grunge. Though with AmRep, not only a roster of the most outrageous performers would find a home, but also a legion of poster artists who broke all of the rules. Armed with a computer and an aesthetic of bold imagery, an artist would emerge in Hazelmyer. This is an American mid-west story about a man who created his own path, far from the norm and how he brought along with him countless others who would achieve greatness by sheer proximity and participation. This is the true American underground. Featuring over 50 interviews from across the globe, unearthed live footage of the bands and stunning visuals masterfully edited together resulting in one of the years best music documentaries. Premiered at Jack Whites Third Man Records and taken on a US tour shortly afterwards, The Color of Noise has gained the reputation as one of the most important films about the Noise Rock era." - Robellion Films.

Artist: BHAAVITAAH BHUUTASTHAH
Title: Rückkopplung I
Format: Cass
Label: Robert & Leopold
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"The current nom de guerre of Dutch sound artist Raymond Dijkstra, Bhaavitaah Bhuutasthah, lends direction to Dijkstras studio of the same title and frames reference to the cross-confusion of linguistics in modern society. For the past 30 years, Dijkstras output has been varied yet consistent, compiling dozens of self-released albums in which he takes away the focus from the ideas behind completed musical forms, and redirects these thoughts into the hand-made process of its creation. Utilizing his designated space, Dijkstra composed his recent efforts using his newly embraced medium of electronic synthesis, fusing this with his abstract system of sound reproduction using degenerated tape, natural acoustic phenomena and random percussive patterns. Thematically, “Rückkopplung” attributes this idea of feedback loops within language. The idea of how certain languages lose sight of their original roots and after centuries of words being spoken into themselves, words become foreign recreations of their original place. As a whole, the inspiration behind Rückkopplung situates itself within the coincidentally bizarre true story in which Dijkstra experienced, as told by Dijkstra himself:

“I was selling a table harmonium. One day, I got a message from a young man who wanted to buy it. His grandmother had recently died and he wanted to play the harmonium on her funeral two days later. I sent him my address and the following day I met him at my home. He acted somewhat confused because he had just, in front of my doorstep, received a somewhat unsettling message from his mother about his grandmother...and my house. Since the man had told his mother he would buy an instrument at my address (an old 1924 art deco house which had seen better times due to poor (no) maintenance), she wrote him a message informing him that his grandmother had lived right there, in exactly the same house for over 20 years. They were the previous tenants just before I came to live there. He told me the name of his grandmother was Faber. I knew then that the story was correct. I remember having received mail from the previous tenants the first year in my new house. The name was Faber. And I knew an old man had died there. That was about 25 years ago. The young man and I were both speechless. We realized the strangeness of the whole situation. The young man was somehow led to my house. The same house where his grandmother had lived an important time in her life. And where her husband had died, the year before I came there. We talked about his grandmother and I told him something about the house. He would later send me a photo of his grandparents and his mother and father, sitting in my current living room. A strange timeprint of something which had happened a few decades ago, in my house. The next day he would play the harmonium on the funeral of his grandmother. The same harmonium he had bought at the house where his grandmother had lived.” Edition of 65." - Robert & Leopold.

Artist: BIANCHI, MAURIZIO
Title: Violichte
Format: Cass
Label: Robert & Leopold
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
"Recorded in the spring of 2010, this has been declared as the final output of MB entitled ‘Violichte. As a fatal swansong, MB loops of his own violia performance, processed through Bianchis familiar distorted fog of suspended drone. Each resonant loop slowly taking form until reaching an ultimate apex, creating an audible deity complemented with MBs own hertzian generators carefully manipulated to create one of the most delicate abrasions that experimental sound has ever joined." -Robert & Leopold
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Artist: BIANCHI, MAURIZIO & RYAN MARTIN
Title: As Strong As Death Is
Format: Double Cass
Label: Robert & Leopold
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Spanning the course of two years to create, legendary Italian noise composer Maurizio Bianchi & Ryan Martin took on the pilgrimage of scoring the abstract marriage of the Song of Solomon. Employing prepared electronics with accompanying strings and tape, this ambient religious collaboration seeks to flesh out the union, to understand the universal desire to be one. Constricted lullabies walk down the aisle to create a consortium of moving, ghost-like consolidation. Mixed and edited by Anthony Mangicapra (Hoor-paar-Kraat) and mastered by Kris Lapke (Alberich). Magnetized onto two cassettes and housed in a vinyl tape album." - Robert & Leopold.

Artist: BLEAK RACE
Title: Communication Breakdown
Format: Cass
Label: Robert & Leopold
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
Limited to 100 copies. "Communication Breakdown is the lost gospel for the final blueprint of Bleak Race.  Theresa Smith cuts up her time between guitar duties in Home Blitz, tape destruction and noise bleeding in York Factory Complaint, and lo-fi cheek pinching behind the wall of Lemon Dots.  Somehow along the way she lost all sense of reality, completely immersing herself in the fine art of analog seduction, which opened up a Pandoras box of hellish tone.  Treated violin sliced up and left for dead, junk electronics gasping for air and schizophrenic editing that has no place in this world. A wretched drool of warped sex appeal and beautiful disaster wrapped up in 30 minutes, maybe that isnt enough." - R&L.

Artist: BROKAW, CHRIS
Title: Tidal Mud
Format: Cass
Label: Robert & Leopold
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"Best known for his work in bands like Codeine, The New Year, Come, The Pullman, Consonant, Brokaw/Farina Duo, and others, Chris Brokaw has been a musical mainstay in the underground / alternative post-rock scene for over 25 years. This latest release shows Brokaw in a far more experimental light, shedding his familiar structures and going head first into the unknown. Originally released in a private edition of 22 copies, this cassette reissues his solo organ drone works that encompass his non-linear use of keyboard composition and a withdrawn sound of vibraphone, guitar and rain. Perfection in solitude." - Robert & Leopold. Edition of 100.

Artist: DILLOWAY, AARON
Title: Tractor Cuts
Format: Cass
Label: Robert & Leopold
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"Tape loop deviant, 8 track delinquent…Aaron Dilloway is no doubt the master of the edit.  Wolf Eyes founder whos solo endeavors have ventured in the dubbed analog void delivers his new cassette of rural joust.   Using recordings from Dilloways grandfathers tractor, which were later edited together for use in Twig Harpers SoundBed installation in 2011, these cuts represent a startling collection of bouncy noise drag and farmland machinery anarchy. Edition of 100." -Robert & Leopold.
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Artist: ELGGREN, LEIF
Title: Sleepwalking
Format: Cass
Label: Robert & Leopold
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"Swedish artist Leif Elggren has a monumental list of creative accomplishments in both the visual art world as well as a recording artist.  His first recorded piece, Cu, from 1982 firmly established Elggren as a archivist of his own work using recorded source material and field recording techniques.  For his newest cassette lucidly entitled Sleepwalking, Elggren taped notation of his recent performance which was debuted at the Sleep Disorders exhibition in NYC during the Summer of 2012. Listen in to full report of what happened after the artists eyelids have closed and the parallel universe unfolded. Edition of 100." -Robert & Leopold.

Artist: FIRST, DAVID
Title: The AM Radio Band
Format: Cass
Label: Robert & Leopold
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"David Firsts complex career in music started in the academic circles of Princeton in the mid-70s (documented in his recent LP “Electronic Works 76-77 on Dais Records) but quickly jumped ship to the underground punk scenes of the late 70s to create the avant art-punk trio, The Notekillers. Once the 80s hit, First moved his operations to NYC and joined in as an ambient composer amongst the downtown art scenes of the time. His droneworks and conceptual installations have been recognized worldwide on labels as OO Discs and Phil Niblocks XI Records. Most Recently, David has been active collaborating with a variety of guest artists such as Kid Millions (Oneida) and Bernard Gann (Liturgy) as well as his well-respected ensemble, The Western Enisphere. The past year has seen First taking a step back to revisit his solo experimental works - including his breakthrough compositions using vintage signal generators and oscillators dating as far back as the 1950s, to create virtual improvisational symphonies within the air and then broadcast through a variety of transistor radios, each independently taking part in Davids placement of sound with his new medium, frequency bandwidth." - Robert & Leopold.
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Artist: FUTURE BLONDES
Title: Vila Gok 2
Format: Cass
Label: Robert & Leopold
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"Limited to 100 copies. With only a few sporadic recordings to document the hyperdelia nosebleed fixture that is the nomadic force of Future Blondes, only a select few have actually witnessed the collective myth that is only enhanced by the renegade trip that has been crafted by outsider artist Domokos and his Future Blondes creation. Previous endeavors with Helios Creed and current duties as evangelist for Rusted Shut, Future Blondes is a step sideways and around. This limited edition cassette documents one of their few live recordings to which Future Blondes have seen their sound evolve into part dance / part happening / part metaphysical freak out, taking place, with the help of Book of Shadows, at the Body Control performance space in Austin, TX of 10. Backside of this release switches gears in reverse to a previously unheard studio jam drone, employing the sound of ones higher self into the ethereal realm of white light." - R & L.

Artist: HOOR-PAAR-KRAAT
Title: Elbow Drops Effortlessly
Format: Cass
Label: Robert & Leopold
Country: USA
Price: $7.50
"Most recently, Anthony Mangicapra has expanded his studies with his projected vision as Hoor-paar-Kraat, taking on a subtle form of layered density and broken theater to what some would call a step into the hypnagogic unknown. Always incorporating a sense of textural beauty found in everyday objects, each piece uses its own sculpted resonance that only HpK can bring out into the open for us, as listeners, to interpret. Typically releasing his recordings through his own imprint, Goat Eater Arts, and only on select occasion does HpK release compositions on outside labels. With the release of Elbow Drops Effortlessly, HpK encompasses an additional contribution by artist Ryan Lamm along side Mangicapra, focusing on taking this endeavor to a more mature, dream-like state." - Robert & Leopold.

Artist: YORK FACTORY COMPLAINT
Title: Sentiment
Format: Cass
Label: Robert & Leopold
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"Recent recordings by Brooklyn based industrial noise outfit, York Factory Complaint, with this release being the first output as a newly revised four piece consisting of original members Michael Berdan and Ryan Martin, including the addition last winter of Michael Yaniro (ex-Twin Stumps) and Theresa Smith (Home Blitz). Relentless feedback and nasty electronics, pulverized by heavy processing filtered through each individual interpretation of the moment. For fans of Hunting Lodge, Ramleh, Kleistwar, and Consumer Electronics" - Robert & Leopold. Limited to 76 copies.
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Artist: CROENE, FREDERIK & ESTHER VENROOY
Title: Hout
Format: CD
Label: Robo
Country: Belgium
Price: $10.00
"Esther Venrooy and Frederik Croene joined forces on a series of works that incorporates the piano as the primary sound source for electronic compositions. The pieces are subsequently recombined with the raw piano sound. Utilizing uncommon playing techniques such as prepared piano. The players/composers create a unique synergy between traditional instrumentation and contemporary electronica. Packaged in deluxe fold-out digipack cover. Designed by Iris Rombouts." - Robo Records. 2005 release.

Artist: VENROOY, ESTHER
Title: To Shape Volumes. Repeat
Format: CD
Label: Robo
Country: Belgium
Price: $14.00
"Esther Venrooy resides in a constant snakepit of modular movements and sonic acupuncture. An imaginary. almost filmic world where gameboys morph into howling wherewolves. ravening the shattered bits of saxophone sounds with vague buzzing and popping crackles. Anchored by the subtle use of harmony and dynamism. she opts for processed meditations in maze examples. combining more traditional electro-acoustic composer techniques with frigid. slightly harsher shots of deconstructed digital fuckery. She sure sharps some sonic pencils with swirling layers that are cut up. mangled and dragged into the present. Not your average run of the mill cocktail waitress becomes Hollywood coddle story but pretty goddamn addictive blackened ambience. Bathing in a selfconsciously dense atmosphere. loaded with contrasting metallic chunks of noise. she manipulates the rumbles with rich expression and acute arrangements that develop into a desolate electronic landscape. The balancing cord between audio and visual thundering she aspires towards. Her approach never wears out and diving into the realms of film fragments and striking field recordings. she pursues a journey where the source material is anything but traceable. All that megaton sonic alchemy weighs up and shows this is way more than an angry lady that turned her back on academic audio processing. the kind of sweaty dust that belongs in retirement homes. Next thing you know you are fragmented into a non-executable floorplan. The storm has spent itself." - Audiobot.

Artist: AEOLIAN STRING ENSEMBLE
Title: Eclipse
Format: CD
Label: Robot
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
“2004 release. Eclipse is the long-anticipated second CD by the Aeolian String Ensemble, following the Lassithi/Elysium disc from 1998 (ROBOT 016CD). Collecting material recorded in 1981, 86, and 99, the disc opens with "Espacios," dedicated to the art and architecture of César Manrique. Wind patterns emerge, interspersed among distant, radiant tonalities. Zephyrs sustain waves of resonance emanating from the Aeolian harp, transporting the sound of the strings while revealing the surface of the harmonic textures. The second composition, titled "K1" (1981), first appeared on the 1986 Journey to the End of Night cassette compilation with a radically different title. "K1" was renamed and remastered for this release to deliver its originally intended listening experience. This early work consists of three movements for Aeolian harp, harmonic extractions, and voice. Each movement consolidates elements from the previous, creating gateways toward new and even more expansive realms. Concluding the album is "Eclipse," which was recorded live in the open air near Bosham Quay, England on the occasion of the 1999 solar eclipse. Performed inconspicuously among the bystanders observing the eclipse, the resulting sounds could most certainly be heard; however, the performers remained eclipsed by the moon. A fresh set of shifting, hazy, and spacious compositions for your total aural immersion. Cover art by Christoph Heemann.” - Robot.

Artist: AEOLIAN STRING ENSEMBLE
Title: Lassithi/Elysium
Format: CD
Label: Robot
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
2012 repress. "The first full length release by the UK based Aeolian String Ensemble. Although originally set to be issued on the legendary United Dairies label, this material has now been remastered, includes a new piece, and is instead available in the US. The work was produced by David Kenny, a long time collaborator and engineer on many Nurse With Wound and Current 93 projects. Consisting of two evolving compositions, Lassithi (1992) and Elysium (a specially commissioned new work), this CD offers a more linear and fluid overview of this fascinating material than that of excerpted or early compilation appearances. Inspired by the tonal phenomenon associated with the Aeolian harp (a box shaped instrument with numerous strings tuned in unison on which the wind produces varying harmonic excitation over the same fundamental tone), The Aeolian String Ensembles post production (harmonic extraction) on sounds generated by the strings of various materials, recorded at sympathetic locations, create a hazy, shifting, and spacious atmosphere for your total aural immersion. Also features mind-bending cover illustrations by Christoph Heemann." - Robot.

Artist: AEOLIAN STRING ENSEMBLE, THE
Title: Lassithi/Elysium
Format: CD
Label: Robot
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
1998 release. "The first full-length release by the UK-based Aeolian String Ensemble. Although originally set to be issued on the legendary United Dairies label, this material was remastered and released in the US on Robot Records with an extra track. The work was produced by David Kenny, a long-time collaborator and engineer on many Nurse with Wound and Current 93 projects. Consisting of two evolving compositions, Lassithi (1992) and Elysium (a specially commissioned 1996 work), this CD offers a more linear and fluid overview of this fascinating material than that of excerpted or early compilation appearances. Inspired by the tonal phenomenon associated with the Aeolian harp (a box-shaped instrument with numerous strings tuned in unison on which the wind produces varying harmonic excitation over the same fundamental tone), The Aeolian String Ensembles post production (harmonic extraction) on sounds generated by the strings of various materials, recorded at sympathetic locations, creates a hazy, shifting, and spacious atmosphere for your total aural immersion. Also features mind-bending cover illustrations by Christoph Heemann." - Robot.

Artist: AF URSIN
Title: Murille
Format: CD
Label: Robot
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
2012 repress. "A long-overdue CD edition of Timo van Luijks first full-length album, originally released in 2002 as a small private edition LP on La Scie Dorée (Belgium). Murrille features a collection of extraordinary "songs" integrating a palette of acoustic instruments such as glass harmonium, flute, and hand percussion, as well as voice, with real-time synthesis. With a host of bizarre inflections and aural investigations, van Luijks music recalls some of the great experimentation of early krautrock, the otherworldly atmospheres of the Futura label, and a pure love of the moments when it all just falls into place. This remastered edition sounds fantastic and includes an additional track not included on the original LP release. Mixed by Christoph Heemann. Packaged in Japanese-style tip-on mini-jacket that carefully reproduces the original album artwork." - Robot.

Artist: FERRARI, LUC
Title: Archives Genetiquement Modifiees/Societe II
Format: CD
Label: Robot
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
2008 release. "Two historic compositions by the late, great Luc Ferrari on CD for the first time. The program opens with Archives Génétiquement Modifiées ("Genetically Modified Archives"), a work for "memorized sounds" from 2000. This composition (subtitled "Exploitation des Concepts No. 3") was the third in a series of later pieces in which Ferrari revisited aspects of his early concepts and compositional strategies to create wholly new works. The result here is a very bizarre, sensual, and beautifully paced electroacoustic work of aural memories and (re)collections created sounds from Ferraris vast archive of musical activities. After a short intermission, the program continues with a true highlight of Ferraris early instrumental work titled Société II from 1967. Subtitled "Et Si Le Piano Était Un Corps De Femme" ("And If The Piano Were the Body of a Woman") (for four soloists and 16 instruments), this composition appeared opposite Presque Rien on the legendary 1970 Deutsche Grammophon LP. Société II may be viewed as an erotically charged piece of musical theater in which the soloists compete for the attention of a woman (the piano). This concerto, with its gestures and a fantastic kaleidoscope of styles and color, shows the extravagant qualities of the piano in its "harmony, imagination, and brutality." Packaged in a full-color digipak with a 20-page bilingual (French/English) booklet featuring Ferraris early artwork, notations, and program notes, along with an extensive commentary by Jim ORourke and Jay Sanders. Remastered sound with audio restoration by fellow INA-GRM alumnus Jean Schwarz. A wonderful glimpse into the world of one of the most legendary, unique, and inspiring musical figures of the 20th century." -Robot

Artist: FERRARI, LUC
Title: Presque Rien Avec Luc Ferrari
Format: DVD
Label: Robot
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
2008 release. "The first DVD release on Elica is a beautiful 50-minute portrait of composer Luc Ferrari made by his friend Jacqueline Caux with Olivier Pascal, which is at the same time fully informative and acutely representative of Ferraris spirit. Features Elise Caron and Luc Ferrari going through archive documentation, intriguing dialogues, invented autobiographies, music performances, evocative installations, sidewalk accidents, encounters with sound artist Christof Schläger and musician eRikm, and more. Documenting the work of one of the most groundbreaking and seductive composers of the 20th century, this film also shows Luc Ferraris "extremely libertarian personality: his spontaneity, his inclination towards hedonism and sensuality, his curious and open character, his rejection of all kind of power and of all stable position within institutions, his pronounced taste for jeux, his sense of self-derision and his ferocious refusal of all dogmatism." Jacqueline Caux is a writer, film-maker, and organizer of live events. She is the author of the essential Luc Ferrari interview book Almost Nothing with Luc Ferrari (2002), as well as books on Anna Halprin and Louise Bourgeois and several experimental films and remarkable documentaries, including the highly acclaimed Cycles of the Mental Machine (2006) on Detroit techno, Tales from the Torn Symphony (2010) on the performance of Ferraris Symphonie dechirée, and Man from Tomorrow (2014) on Jeff Mills. Olivier Pascal has collaborated with, among others, director Claude Duty. Original French version with English subtitles; NTSC region-free DVD in large format digipak cover with notes in French and English by Jacqueline Caux." - Robot.

Artist: FUCHS, LIMPE
Title: Vogel Musik
Format: CD
Label: Robot
Country: USA
Price: $15.50
"Performing in the late 1960s and through the early 80s as half of the German duo Anima (with Paul Fuchs), Limpe Fuchs continues to explore music-making as a part of everyday life. Her vibrant live performances are numerous and consist of solo as well as ongoing collaborative works. With her new release, Vogel Musik (or Bird-music), Limpe is heard performing a series of duos with multi-instrumentalist Christoph Reiserer (saxes/clarinet). The duo then extends to a trio with Julia Schoelzel (on piano), featuring a piece recorded at Musikfest, Munich, in 2004. The themes that developed from these recent recordings revealed a beautiful and bizarre series of compositions that have now been collected on CD for the first time. Using her voice and violin, along with a vast assortment of custom and homemade percussion instruments, Limpes work emits a remarkable sense of space and otherworldly atmosphere that one may liken to acts in musical theatre. Vogel Musik takes flight with a fresh set of utterly unique pieces from a true musical visionary. Packaged in a full-color digipak with illustrations by Christoph Heemann." -Robot.

Artist: HEEMANN, CHRISTOPH
Title: The Rings of Saturn
Format: LP
Label: Robot
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"Originally only available as an artist-released CD, The Rings Of Saturn spans a lengthy narrative of music prepared over the years 1997-2008. Infusing early field recordings along with recently completed studio compositions, this new album of cinema pour loreille (cinema for the ear) transports the listener to discrete locations that evoke rich memories and sympathetic recollections. This remastered vinyl edition is pressed on clear wax in a beautiful, full-color jacket. Available initially during the recent Christoph Heemann US Tour (October 2010), The Rings Of Saturn is one of Heemanns finest and most anticipated new solo works." -Robot

Artist: HEEMANN, CHRISTOPH
Title: The Rings of Saturn: Complete Edition
Format: CD
Label: Robot
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"This new CD edition features an additional 13 minutes of music not included on the previous LP and artist-released versions. The Rings of Saturn: Complete Edition encompasses a lengthy narrative of music prepared over the years 1997-2012. Infusing early field recordings along with recently completed studio compositions, this new album of cinema pour loreille ("cinema for the ear") transports the listener to discrete locations that evoke rich memories and sympathetic recollections. This freshly remastered complete edition updates one of Heemanns finest and most anticipated new solo works. Packaged in a Japanese style tip-on mini jacket reproducing a beautiful variation of the original album artwork." - Robot.

Artist: HOFFMAN, KAY
Title: Floret Silva
Format: CD
Label: Robot
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
2006 reissue. "1977 avant/folk progressive masterpiece from minimalist composer Kay Hoffman. Includes collaborative performances from Jacqueline Darby and Gaio Chiocchio -- members of the legendary, Italian progressive group Pierrot Lunaire. Originally slated for release on RCA/IT (Italy) in 78, the album was later rejected due to recording deadlines, release schedules, and requests by RCA for other artistic/musical considerations. However, many years later, Floret Silva did end up surfacing on a very different shore. Copies of the masters found their way to the highly eclectic Japanese label Belle Antique, whose musical director had heard rumors about the early project in the mid-1980s. As a result, Floret Silva was finally released eight years after the completed sessions in 1985 as a small edition, but very well received LP (Belle Antique 8502, Japan). Apparently, not many copies of the record were exported outside Japan. This merely created even more mystery surrounding the recordings as well as rumors associated with a Pierrot Lunaire-related project. The recordings were based on the Carmina Burana -- a collection of medieval poetry written by various authors of which little is known. Floret Silva was an attempt to find a voice for these anonymous authors in the late 1970s in Florence. Now, nearly 30 years after the completed sessions, Floret Silva blooms again...this time in the US. Available for the first time on CD with remastered sound, including a 12-page booklet with full lyrics and English translations. A lost (but now reclaimed) gem from the Italian progressive underground." - Robot.

Artist: IN CAMERA
Title: Open Air
Format: CD
Label: Robot
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"2008 remastered CD edition of the 2006 second album by In Camera (a collaborative project by Christoph Heemann and Timo van Luijk). Open Air features very dynamic live material recorded outdoors, under the moon, in March 2004. Live improvisation integrating a stream of acoustic elements with continuous modulation. Packaged in a full-color digipak." - Robot

Artist: JACKMAN, DAVID
Title: Up From Zero
Format: CD
Label: Robot
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Originally released in 1982 on cassette (Aeroplane Records AR3, UK), Up From Zero was David Jackmans third album of compositions. Integrating tapes, loops, shortwave radio signals, guitar tones, voice and a host of percussion elements, each piece accumulates into a complex collage of cycles that create a haunting set of movements and bizarre spatial relationships. These are the most sought after of Jackmans first, solo recordings. The proto-Organum sound. Also included is Offshore, (1980). This track, recorded with the assistance of Philip Sanderson (of Stormbugs/Snatch Tapes/Claire Thomas & Susan Vezey fame), is Jackmans earliest piece to appear on CD to date. Fluttering tones along with sustained slabs of bowed guitar create a droning crest and a fitting outro for these essential gems from the vault. Expertly restored from the original master tapes by Robert Hampson (of Main). Packaged in a card mini-jacket in an edition of 700 copies." - Robot.

Artist: JACKMAN, DAVID
Title: Up From Zero
Format: CD
Label: Robot
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
2003 reissue. "Originally released in 1982 on cassette (Aeroplane Records), Up from Zero was David Jackmans third album of compositions. Integrating tapes, loops, shortwave radio signals, guitar tones, voice, and a host of percussion elements, each piece accumulates into a complex collage of cycles that create a haunting set of "movements" and bizarre spatial relationships. These are the most sought-after of Jackmans first solo recordings. The proto-Organum sound. Also included is "Offshore" (1980). This track, recorded with the assistance of Philip Sanderson (of Storm Bugs/Snatch Tapes/Claire Thomas & Susan Vezey fame), is Jackmans earliest piece to appear on CD to date. Fluttering tones along with sustained slabs of bowed guitar create a droning crest and a fitting "outro" for these essential gems from the vault. Expertly restored from the original master tapes by Robert Hampson (of Main). Packaged in a card mini-jacket." - Robot.

Artist: LEJEUNE, JACQUES
Title: Early Works 1969-1970
Format: LP
Label: Robot
Country: USA
Price: $28.00
"This LP of early compositions by Jacques Lejeune features three seminal works: Dune Multitude En Fête and Petite Suite, originally released in the Perspective Musicales series in 1970, and a previously unpublished composition, Géodes, from the same period. These three pieces (not included in Robots 2013 Parages and Other Electroacoustic Works 1971-1985 three-CD set (ROBOT 042CD)) are some of Lejeunes earliest music for tape and may be considered a "prequel" to his later, more thematic works. Still, his concise musical narrative is ever-present in these first recordings. The side-long Dune Multitude En Fête (1969) refers to multitude, number, celebration, and any crowd situation as a form of ceremony -- all evoking a circular gaze, as topics of the different aural events and their anecdotal development emerge, leading to the dream, as a story we tell to ourselves. Géodes (1970) features percussion improvisations by Lauréat Dionne with Lejeunes tape work inflecting prisms deep into its thundering, rhythmic core. This concert version appears on vinyl for the first time. Concluding the album is Petite Suite (1970), with each section referencing a traditional musical form using both anecdotal as well as instrumental flourishes. The original drum and guitar elements are performed here by Michel Foudrinoy and Jean-Pierre Vassout. These pieces have been compared to Pierre Henrys bold rock themes in Messe Pour Le Temps Présent and also recall the peculiar atmospheres of some of the great early Nurse with Wound records that would follow. In contrast, Lejeunes early approach was heavily steeped in sonic narratives, combining unusual and ambiguous events to create a sound world uniquely his own. Early Works 1969-1970 explores the first precision splices by one of the true visionaries of musique concrète." - Robot.

Artist: LEJEUNE, JACQUES
Title: Parages and Other Electroacoustic Works 1971-1985
Format: 3 CD
Label: Robot
Country: USA
Price: $33.00
2013 release. "This three-CD retrospective includes six compositions by French composer Jacques Lejeune (born 1940), totaling near three-and-a-half hours of music. Presented chronologically, these works for tape represent a stunning array of themes, images, and destinations covering the years 1971-1985. Throughout Lejeunes compositional development, dreams, reflections on the written fable, and mythological thinking all reappear. Originally released on LP by INA-GRM, both Parages and Symphonie au bord dun paysage have been remastered and have never before been available on CD. Parages (1973) is a work exploring distances (or vicinities), cycles, and the transparency of the sky. A deep undercurrent of perpetual movement and altitude -- flight and fall -- is ever-present in the piece, encompassing a procession of auditory colors, places, and events. These elements multiply, uniting beyond their individual musical processes, further immersing the listener within an increasing auditory field. Symphonie au bord dun paysage (1981) is a composition concerned with motion, panoramas, and geographical relationships -- all as if being at the edge of a vast chasm. Also included is Lejeunes masterwork, Blanche-Neige (1975). This has been regarded as one of the most peculiar and elusive recordings in the whole GRM-related canon. This early LP, also known as Fantasmes, was originally recorded for a theater/ballet production of the same name. Loosely based on the text by the Brothers Grimm, with its narrative symbolism and tale of the deep forest, Blanche-Neige is one of the finest compositions of cinéma pour loreille (cinema for the ear) for tape and electronics from the period. Cri (1971) is the earliest piece featured in the set, with an emphasis on the very nature of vocal expression. Integrating mixed landscapes and a spacious use of cyclical elements, this work offers a fantastic prelude to Lejeunes evolution as a composer. Additionally featured are Entre terre et ciel (1979) and Les palpitations de la forêt (1985). These two works are concerned with the natural world, labyrinths, clusters, and intermingled morphologies of the Earth. This box set includes a 28-page bilingual booklet (in English and French) with detailed program notes, as well as a 32-page booklet of interpretive stanzas surrounding these bizarre and evocative works. Meticulously translated and collected for the first time in print, these writings offer a rare insight into Lejeunes creative process. Parages and Other Electroacoustic Works 1971-1985 is an essential overview of one of the seminal figures in musique concrète." - Robot.

Artist: MARTIN, ANDREAS & CHRISTOPH HEEMANN
Title: Lebenserinnerungen Eines Lepidopterologen
Format: Double CD
Label: Robot
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
“2010 expanded reissue of the 1999 compilation Lebenserinnerungen Eines Lepidopterologen ("Memoirs of a Lepidopterist"), collecting the collaborative and early solo works of Andreas Martin and Christoph Heemann as an extensive two-CD retrospective. Moving between minimalist guitar compositions, tape-music narratives, and an array of cascading electronics, each of Martin and Heemanns solo recordings blends seamlessly within the milieu of their collaborative work. While one can hear how this forged the groundwork for much of the late-periodH.N.A.S. material, the work here took the vision further, and helped shape a path toward their respective solo endeavors. Included are compositions from their first solo releases, Martins Doppelpunkt Vor Ort(1993) and Heemanns Über den Umgang mit Umgebung und Andere Versuche (1991), each originally released in a limited 10" edition. Also featured is a prime selection of previously unreleased material, obscure 7" tracks, and their collaborative opus from the H.N.A.S. Ach, Dieser Bart! LP (1988). This deluxe set includes two additional tracks not included on the 1999 edition and features fully restored visuals. Packaged in a beautiful mini-LP gatefold jacket with an updated four-page booklet. Over 100 minutes of music covering the years 1987-2000. Remastered sound.” - Robot.

Artist: ORGANUM
Title: Ikon
Format: CD
Label: Robot
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Robot Records (in association with Siren Records, Tokyo) is very pleased to announce the re-release of the Organum Ikon EP in the digital domain. Appearing only for a short time as a small edition cassette on Aeroplane (1987), and then later as a 12" EP (1989) on Christoph Heemanns Dom Bartwuchs label, Ikon proved to be a monumental achievement in the Organum sound. Within the five compositions, Jackman combined self-made woodwind instruments along with vast droning environments to create spacious, haunting landscapes. These melodic undercurrents were paired with voice, percussive streams, and an assortment of textural elements that convey an incredibly eerie yet beautiful sense of space. Remastered and including an alternate mix of the title track, Ikon is an awesome document of one of David Jackmans most important works." - Robot.

Artist: ORGANUM
Title: Sanctus
Format: CD
Label: Robot
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
2006 release. "The first album in a mid-2000s trilogy, followed by Amen (2006) and Omega (2007), Sanctus represents the new architecture of the Organum sound. Recorded utilizing an implicit graphic score, the album comprises 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. Composing in the spirit of the early Organum material, David Jackman has resurrected the drone-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 with the art of its totality. The results convey an ecstatic sense of presence, vast expanse, and, ultimately, infinitude." - Robot.

Artist: ORGANUM
Title: Volume One
Format: CD
Label: Robot
Country: UK
Price: $16.00
“1998 release. The first of two CD anthologies of the Organum/David Jackman back catalog, preceding Volume Two (ROBOT 018CD). The series is not exclusively limited to reissuing early vinyl releases in their entirety, but is rather a "collection" series that also includes alternate mixes as well as previously unreleased material. Remastered for truly maximum fidelity. Volume One includes material culled from the Tower of Silence and In Extremis 12"s (both originally released on L.A.Y.L.A.H. Antirecords in 1985). These pieces easily represent the raw beauty and intensity of the early Organum sound. Also included is Rasa (originally featured on the United Dairies split LP with Nurse with Wound, 1986), which offers a bizarre combination of female voice and dense droning space. This piece has been regarded as the most unusual of all of Jackmans output to date.” - Robot.

Artist: ORGANUM
Title: Volume Two
Format: CD
Label: Robot
Country: UK
Price: $16.00
“2000 release. The second of two CD anthologies of the Organum/David Jackman back catalog, following Volume One (ROBOT 017CD). The series is not exclusively limited to reissuing early vinyl releases in their entirety, but is rather a "collection" series that also includes alternate mixes as well as previously unreleased material. Meticulously mastered for truly maximum fidelity, Volume Two includes material primarily culled from the In Extremis and Horii sessions (12" titles originally released on L.A.Y.L.A.H. Antirecords, in 1985 and 86 respectively). Track one, "Valley of Worms," includes the complete B-side (album version) of In Extremis, which features Jackmans collaborative work with The New Blockaders. This 20-minute piece is a massive eruption of relentless, burrowing atmospheres that are as often disturbing as they are engaging. Track two, "Horii," is an alternate version (differing from the 12" release) that features Jackmans collaboration with Andrew Chalk. At over 12 minutes, this piece offers a very bizarre mélange of sputtering bowed percussion, homemade woodwinds, and voice. Track three, "Ich Reiste Weit Und Verweilte Fur Einigezeit In Tring," is a previously unreleased work from 1989 that captures many of the (purely acoustic) compositional elements associated with the early L.A.Y.L.A.H. sessions. As with Volume One, these early dynamic compositions easily represent the raw beauty and intensity of the early Organum sound.” - Robot.

Artist: ORGANUM/ NEW BLOCKADERS
Title: Salute
Format: CD
Label: Robot
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Early collaborative material from 1984. Originally only available as a cassette (released initially by the UKs Frux label, then later on David Jackmans Aeroplane label) in very small editions. Salute is comprised of 8 parts and can be viewed as the first full-length collaboration between Organum and The New Blockaders following the release of the legendary Pulp 7" in 1983. These pivotal sessions, as the title suggests, were landmark recordings. The result was in essence an appreciative salute amongst the collaborators with respect to their individual as well as collective work. This remastered edition is a massive improvement in sound over the rare cassette versions. Not only do the intense tonal textures finally blaze through in their truly maximum form, but the CD edition also allows for an uninterrupted running program. Each disc is minimally packaged in a clear jewel box." -Robot.

Artist: SCHWARZ, JEAN
Title: Year of the Horse and other electroacoustic works 1974-1986
Format: Double CD
Label: Robot
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
"Jean Schwarz joined the Groupe de Recherches Musicales in 1969. In the same year, he also worked as an engineer and researcher at the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique in the ethnomusicology department of the Musée de lHomme in Paris. He founded Celia Records in 1980 releasing a vast catalog of his own works as well as collaborations. Schwarz favors electronic sounds - the raw material from which he creates large architectural forms and vigorous sonic structures and takes inspiration from non-European and indigenous musical forms. Involving live instruments, he often combines a prerecorded tape with brilliant improvisations by jazz musicians. His compositions include works for concert performance (some purely acousmatic, others employing live instruments), for cinema (music for Jean-Luc Godard, Serge Moati, Michel Deville, Michel Léviant and Alain Resnais amongst others), dance (for the choreographers Carolyn Carlson, Dominique and Françoise Dupuy and Serge Campardon) and equestrian theatre for the French horse trainer Bartabas. This 2CD collection contains selections from six compositions focusing on Schwarzs theatre and multimedia work. "Year of the Horse" (1978), "Still Waters" (1986) and "Undici Onde" (1978) contain pieces for choreographer and dancer Carolyn Carlson. With performances premiering at lOpera de Paris, Teatre de Ville (Paris), and La Fenice in Venice, these scores give an in-depth insight into Schwarz and Carlsons collaborative process. Some scenes incorporate rhythmic or cyclical elements, field recordings, electronics, and others detail purely acoustic resonance. Each musical section relates closely with Carlsons expansive visual poetry. "LEnfance De Vladimir Kobalt" (1979) was written for set designer and playwright Petrika Ionecso and "Maison Rouge" (1980) for director Pierre Sala. Both works evoke a wonderfully filmic structure, while integrating key themes across each scenic palette. The earliest work in the set is "Fotoband" (1974), a 21-minute composition to specifically accompany a 76-meter visual installation piece by German artist Ekkehart Raumstrausch. During the exhibition, loudspeakers were placed every 15 yards to allow the music to be heard while moving horizontally along the painting. All compositions were originally issued as small edition LPs on Schwarzs own Celia Records, except "Undici Onde" and "Fotoband" which are previously unpublished and available here for the first time. Presented with fully remastered audio. Includes a 12-page booklet of photos, visuals and detailed notes by the composer. Year of the Horse and other electroacoustic works 1974-1986 collects nearly two-and-a-half hours of highly evocative surroundings from this early visionary of electroacoustic composition." - Robot.

Artist: STAPLETON & CHRISTOPH HEEMANN, STEVEN
Title: Painting with Priests
Format: LP
Label: Robot
Country: USA
Price: $28.00
"Robot Records, in association with Yessmissolga and Elica Editions, presents the vinyl release of the long-fabled duo collaboration by Steven Stapleton and Christoph Heemann. This historic live performance took place on November 21, 2009, at the ancient Ivrea Synagogue in Ivrea, Italy. After working together for many years on various Current 93, Nurse with Wound, and H.N.A.S. sessions, these two old friends met for a rare moment of performance completely independent of thematic material and engaged in a near-telepathic, mysterious one-to-one improvisation, where textural worlds merge, hot, on the spot. While one may discover an intriguing intersection between each of their respective solo works, the real magic of this duo encounter evokes something strangely unfamiliar and altogether new. With this generous edit of the highly acclaimed concert, Painting with Priests exhibits a rare session of both artists eccentric talents in a palette of colors and mystery across a highly detailed musical canvas. Front cover features new artwork by Stapleton, with back cover featuring a previously unpublished drawing by Heemann." - Robot.

Artist: STAPLETON, STEVEN & TONY WAKEFORD
Title: Revenge of the Selfish Shellfish
Format: Double CD
Label: Robot
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
“2009 reissue. Originally released by Tursa (UK) in 1992, Revenge of the Selfish Shellfish was the first full-length collaboration between Steven Stapleton and Tony Wakeford. Consisting of an eerie yet beautiful combination of songs and surreal locales, Shellfish remains a unique landmark with qualities not easily found in either the Nurse with Woundor Sol Invictus discographies. With a strong sense of narrative, as in Wakefords vocals on "Lucifer Before Sunrise" and the perpetual tape-music panorama of Stapletons "The Frightened City," the listener is transported to ominous and quite unexpected destinations. Accordingly, these compositions often blur the line between distant dreams and foreboding reality. This deluxe edition includes fully restored original artwork by Babs Santini, plus new visual flourishes and remastered audio by Matt Waldron. Also included is a bonus disc with previously unreleased mixes by Steven Stapleton from the original Shellfishsessions, along with mixes by Tony Wakeford, irr. app. (ext.), Andrew Liles, and Brian Conniffe. All packaged in a sturdy mini-LP gatefold jacket with six-panel full-color booklet.” - Robot.

Artist: ROCK MAG
Title: #3
Format: Mag
Label: Rock Mag
Country: USA
Price: $2.50
Great Sproton Layer interview/article, no wave guide to Pink Floyd, reviews. See also Modern Rock Mag.
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Artist: ROCK MAG
Title: #6
Format: Mag
Label: Rock Mag
Country: USA
Price: $2.50
Essay on late period George Harrison solo LPs, Superdope supplement, reviews. See also Modern Rock mag.
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Artist: AFFLICTED MAN
Title: Get Stoned Ezy
Format: LP
Label: Rock Toilet
Country: UK
Price: $28.00
"An exact reproduction of this early 80s scuzz pounder, first issued in the UK in early 1982. AFFLICTED MAN was the name acid-punk STEVE HALL chose to finalize his mark in history before his complete disappearance. Prior records documented some art-damaged UK DIY punk, but here he fully extended into a pre-High Rise no-fi blare of incredible proportions. Three long tracks."
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Artist: CRANK/THUMP THEATRE
Title: A Night In The Cave
Format: LP
Label: Rockadelic
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"Heavy-Rock with progressive touch  Split LP unearthed by the Rockadelic label featuring ultra-rare underground 70s hard rock sounds (c. 1971) with one side by each band. These tapes came from the Cavern Sound Studios (Stoned Circus, Bulbous Creation, Phantasia, Trizo 50); the Crank tape had Zep Jr.?written on the box, which is pretty accurate frame of reference. Thump Theater offers a more progressive rock sound with some good guitar breaks and catchy lyrics. Last handful of copies from a long gone edition of around 600 copies from 1997."
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Artist: JOSHUA
Title: Opens Your Mind
Format: LP
Label: Rockadelic
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"When you think of 60s music from California the town of Sacramento doesnt immediately come to mind. But the state Capitol had a fertile music scene having given birth to mind melters Blue Cheer who paved the way for other locals like Joshua. Fronted by singer Mick Martin, Joshua were at the center of a scene that, for the most part, ignored the Flower Power shenanigans going on up north and worshipped at the alter of heavy Rock n Roll. Along with other locals like Sio Loris and Jericho, Joshua created guitar lead, blues based rock music with lyrics that reflected the current events of the day, War. Drugs. While the band never released any music back in the day, they did record an LPs worth of material along with some legendary live shows. Heavy guitar crunchers in a style that will remind you of one of our earlier release, Stone Garden." - Rockadelic.
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Artist: MILL RUN BAND
Title: s/t (Pilot Meets Stars)
Format: LP
Label: Rockadelic
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
�"An album that is the product of the efforts of one man (Michael Golembesky). He plays almost all the instruments himself and sings on most of the tracks. He is by no means a virtuoso on any one instrument: the drums are recorded almost obscenely thin; his instruments sound mid-range in terms of price; his vocals sound as if they were recorded underwater through three wind screens. I can almost visualize the eight track, knocked around mixing board and duct tape. But who cares? This album reminds me of the time in college when the whole crew and I gathered some 40s, some blunts and headed to Lizards Rock to watch the meteor shower. I believe a few of us even brought little hand drums. I was a bit too neurotic to not approach this whole ritual with a bit of cynicism. There is something a bit too� "well adjusted�" in being able to merely enjoy good friends, cheap beer and the magic of the outdoors and the universe at large without the slightest hint self-consciousness. What this album offers, unashamedly, is the music of these experiences. Homegrown rock, with some nods to 1960s psych and folk. This is a quietly inspiring and at times transcendent album. It is the work of an uniquely attuned individual coming from a place Id like to visit. Im far too neurotic to live there but I have been known to slip into this state every now and then when I think about a lovely girl I used to know.�" - Rockadelic. 1997 release.

Artist: MUSIC
Title: The Book of Music Volume I
Format: LP
Label: Rockadelic
Country: USA
Price: $26.50
"In the new millennium a few unknown bands from the late 60s/early 70s have surfaced with unreleased tapes, but to find an LP that was released back in the day that no collector has even heard about is a true rarity. Thats what we discovered when we found an LP by the band simply called Music. Their first and only release titled The Book Of Music Volume I was pressed in 1972 in a quantity of 300 copies and sold out immediately for $5.00 each at their local Michigan high school. Amazingly, not a single copy surfaced within collectors circles until 2003. The LP itself is a mixed bag of mellow folk tunes and over the top hard rock. Side one is the lighter of the two with obvious CSNY influences while side two builds into a Grand Funk-like fury with vocals that must have had Robert Plants ears burning. Rockadelic is about to release this unknown LP in a limited quantity of 300 copies, duplicating the music and jacket of the original release. This LP should have wide appeal as it explores a variety of styles ranging from Neil Young-like folk to Grand Theft-like heavy rock." - Rockadelic.
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Artist: HILLARY BLAZE
Title: Exposure
Format: CD
Label: Rockadrome
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Official reissue of sought after 1977 metallic sci-fi hard rock private press record, featuring ex-members of the psychedelic 60s group Paper Garden. Available again for the first time in over 30 years! Recorded and mastered during the summer of 76, Exposure was originally released in 1977 on their own 30th Century Fox label. Music fans re-discovered this gem sometime in the 90s and the original pressing has since become a record collector prize. The spacey punk vibe, sizzling guitar and snotty vocals give the album a unique and ear-catching sound for its time. Re-mastered for compact disc from the original tapes, the resulting sound is nothing short of killer! Play this one loud! Enjoy another fine addition to Rockadromes Vintage label catalog."

Artist: ICECROSS
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Rockadrome
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"40th anniversary of 1973 Icelandic hard rock underground monster thats been the target of record collectors for nearly three decades. Carefully re-mastered for pristine sound that lays waste to all the bootlegs that have come before. Includes 12" x 12" insert with liner notes, clippings and photographs, and an 11" x 17" poster featuring cover art and band photos celebrating the 40th anniversary of this classic heavy rock cult favorite. Includes a quality, poly-lined paper sleeve. For fans of Leaf Hound, Blue Cheer, Elias Hulk, Iron Claw, Jerusalem, Necronomicon, Incredible Hog, Dust, Pentagram, Uriah Heep, High Tide, Flower Travellin Band and the like. Icecross possess a unique and dark sound for their time which reveals influences ranging from Sabbath to Crimson to Blue Oyster Cult and beyond, all melded together in such a way to form their distinct Icecross style. Considered proto-metal by many, though they dont achieve this with a typical smash your face approach. Instead, Icecross unleash some killer inventive guitar sounds by way of Leslie speakers combined with wild ominous bass lines, frantic drumming, spooky effected vocals and splendid use of bow to create a perfect dark heavy guitar album. One of the few, if not the only, Icelandic band inspired by Sabbath at that time." -Rockadrome.

Artist: IRON CLAW
Title: S/T
Format: CD
Label: Rockadrome
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"First official release of early 70s Scottish underground heavy rock recordings from this group who were stomping around the UK with the likes of Black Sabbath, Hackensack, Pink Fairies, Juicy Lucy and others from the time, but never released a proper album. Their name, Iron Claw, was taken from the first line in King Crimsons song 21st Century Schizoid Man. In the beginning, Iron Claw probably became the worlds first Black Sabbath tribute band, as they incorporated the entire first Black Sabbath LP and single into their set! As they went on, their live sets included many originals as well as covers such as War Pigs, Fairies Wear Boots, Wicked World, Green Manalishi and Lady Whiskey. This collection of sixteen original studio tracks documents their existence from 1970 through 1974 and features a wonderful 16-page booklet with extensive liner notes, lyrics and photos!" -Rockadrome

Artist: IRON CLAW
Title: S/T
Format: Double LP
Label: Rockadrome
Country: USA
Price: $32.00
2016 repress. "Early 70s Scottish underground heavy rock recordings from this group who were stomping around the UK with the likes of Black Sabbath, Hackensack, Pink Fairies, Juicy Lucy and others from the time, but never released a proper album. Their name was taken from the first line in King Crimsons song 21st Century Schizoid Man. In the beginning, Iron Claw probably became the worlds first Black Sabbath tribute band, as they incorporated the entire first Black Sabbath LP and single into their set. As they went on, their live sets included many originals as well as covers such as War Pigs, Fairies Wear Boots, Wicked World, Green Manalishi and Lady Whisky. This collection of sixteen original studio recordings documents their existence from 1970 thru 1974 and was re-mastered for vinyl by Tony Reed and includes lyrics, liner notes and photos. Housed in heavy gatefold cover with a 12" x 12" insert and an 11" x 17" poster inside. Will appeal to those into heavy psych, hard rock, downer rock and proto-metal sounds from bands like Jerusalem, Necromandus, May Blitz, Hard Stuff, Budgie, Hackensack, Ancient Grease, Incredible Hog, and Leaf Hound." -Rockadrome.

Artist: JERUSALEM
Title: Kamakazi Moth/Frustration
Format: 7"
Label: Rockadrome
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Classic British hard rock from 1972 produced by Deep Purples legendary vocalist Ian Gillan. Limited pressing picture sleeve single, featuring the bands only released non-LP track on the A-side!" - Rockadrome.

Artist: JERUSALEM
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Rockadrome
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"Gatefold cover vinyl reissue of stunning 1972 UK heavy rock monster produced by Ian Gillan, originally released on the Deram/Decca label. Requests have been pouring in for a vinyl version of this classic and now it has finally arrived! High quality gatefold cover near-exact reissue, right down to the labels, of this illustrious collector favorite and downright savage early 70s proto-metal hard rock beast of an album. Remastered for vinyl direct from the original master tapes. Includes insert with liner notes and photos. Lyrics are inside gatefold cover. File this under must-have reissue right alongside Truth and Janeys No Rest for the Wicked LP!" - Rockadrome.
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Artist: MARY BUTTERWORTH
Title: Mary Butterworth
Format: LP
Label: Rockadrome
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Travel back in time to 1969 with our official reissue of one of the most highly sought after west coast psychedelic rock records ever recorded. A heady trip, filled with grooving reverb-soaked jams! Prized original pressings command more than $1000!! In the tumultuous Spring of 1968, the Mary Butterworth band was formed. Contrary to rumors, the group originated from Southern California and enjoyed being thrust onto the incredible scene that was developing during this remarkable time for music. After a year or so of performing throughout the region in places like the Marina Palace in Seal Beach and others, they decided to record and release a debut album on their own label. In 1969, on a shoestring budget, their album was recorded, manufactured and released. However, the limited pressing was pre-sold to fans and friends only, and never even made it into stores. It disappeared as quickly as it arrived, as did Mary Butterworth, who disbanded not long after the albums release, never to perform together again. After a decade or two, word of the album had spread to rabid collectors of vinyl records and late 60s music. Somewhere in Europe during this time, a bootleg vinyl was released and the legend of Mary Butterworth continued to grow, driving the price of the original pressing up into the hundreds of dollars. It would go on to be bootlegged a handful more times in various countries, further driving the price of the original pressing through the roof and continuing to enhance the reputation of this long lost piece of 60s psych rock history. Here it is 2011 and Mary Butterworth returns from the past once again, this time in the form of an official licensed, from the master tapes, limited edition vinyl reissue of the impossibly rare and sought after 1969 debut album." - Rockadrome.
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Artist: NEGATIVE SPACE
Title: Hard, Heavy, Mean & Evil
Format: CD
Label: Rockadrome
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Official reissue of ultra-rare 1970 underground psychedelic rock record born out of the early New Jersey scene and fueled by the revolutionary air of the period. The sound is raw basement fuzz guitar charged rock in its purest form, inspired by the likes of Cream, Blue Cheer, Jimi Hendrix, Nazz and others! Fueled by the revolutionary air that prevailed during his days at Rider College and the entrapment of marriage at a young age, Rob Russen drew upon his frustrations and anger as well as the influences of Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Blue Cheer, the Illusion, Steppenwolf, and Nazz among others of the era to create the material for Hard, Heavy, Mean & Evil. Russen recruited musicians Jimmy Moy (guitar/vocals), Bob Rittner (bass/vocals) and Lou Nunziatta (drums) to form the original lineup of Negative Space. Over a three year period, with minor variations, the group continued to perform, record and evolve into Snow. In the late 60s Rob Russen, with his cherry red Gibson SG, Baldwin Exterminator amplifier and fuzztone was a powerful force in the heavy rock emanating from the East Coast. Studio engineer Tony Pappa of MSI often commented about how difficult it was to contain and capture the power and fury of Russens music on the four track equipment used on these recordings. Negative Space and Snow recorded on Castle Records, a small independent label formed by Russen in 1965. All recording were limited issue with only a thousand copies of each single and 500 copies of the original Hard, Heavy, Mean & Evil album released. With the release of the album, Negative Space toured the East Coast extensively, opening for such national recording acts as Steppenwolf, Vanilla Fudge, Three Dog Night, Rare Earth, Eric Burdon & War and Grand Funk Railroad." -Rockadrome

Artist: OHO
Title: Okinawa
Format: CD
Label: Rockadrome
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Official reissue of this rare tripped-out progressive psychedelic rock private press record out of Baltimore circa 1974. This release features the entire original recording as it was meant to be, but was shortened for release back in 1974 due to the time constraints of the original vinyl format. Package includes liner notes and photos and 20-page booklet with lyrics, short stories, quotes, poems and more. The unique progressive style of Oho should appeal to fans of the Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, Gentle Giant school of progressive music as well as those looking for something original, psychedelic and/or bizarre and daring. Were they musical geniuses or just completely zonked out on acid? Housed in high gloss tri-fold digipak cover with 20-page booklet insert!" -Rockadrome

Artist: POOBAH
Title: Steamroller
Format: CD
Label: Rockadrome
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Reissue of one of the top late 70s underground monster hard rock guitar feasts of all-time. Originally released in 1979 on the bands own label, it is a top collector item sought by vinyl mongers around the world. Experience this classic re-mastered from the original reels, complete with 12-page booklet containing an interview with guitarist Jim Gustafson, lyrics, photos, and 5 absolutely killer bonus non-LP tracks! Come with Poobah and Jump Thru The Golden Ring!" - Rockadrome

Artist: STEPSON
Title: The Lost Tapes 1972-1974
Format: LP
Label: Rockadrome
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"About forty years in the making, and finally the world has the second Stepson album. Utilizing tapes preserved by drummer Len Fagan then transferred to digital and mastered by bassist Bruce Hauser, this fine collection of twelve songs is as close as the world will ever get to a real second Stepson album. Some is raw, some is embryonic, but its all prime stuff for fans to savor, reflecting the bands devil may care attitude and rock n roll lifestyle. And just in case you dont believe that the band liked to party, consider that the exact recording dates (and even some locations) have long been forgotten. To borrow an old adage: If you can remember Stepson, you werent there. Kicking off with a crunching riff by guitarist Joey Newman, Danger Zone is the heaviest track Stepson ever cut, replete with an ominous atmosphere reflecting the seedy side of their native Los Angeles; Streets of Alameda (1974) is an ode to vocalist Jeff Hawks hometown, featuring a liquor store holdup and a stolen Lincoln used as the getaway car. Flesh & Blood is the only track on here that got an official release, albeit by ex-Smith belter Gayle McCormick as the title track to her second solo album, released by Decca in 1972. This version showcases the riff in full glory. And if you dont believe that this riff is strong, consider that The Tonight Show band played it for approximately two weeks in 1976, prompting Fagan to confront author Don Menza, who coincidentally did the Flesh & Blood albums horn charts and was now claiming credit for the song under the title Instant Heart. The song disappeared from late night TV show shortly thereafter. Bad Situation, the only other 1974 track, describes the bands predicament that year: a track that should have propelled them to the big time, but instead bounced off a brick wall like a tennis ball. The maracas and funkified quasi-Bo Diddley groove hint at Stepsons growth and what might have been." -Rockadrome.

Artist: TRUTH AND JANEY
Title: Erupts!
Format: Double LP
Label: Rockadrome
Country: USA
Price: $32.00
"Raw crushing live recordings from 1976 by one of the Midwests heaviest power trios of all time!!! The live recordings featured on Erupts! were originally released posthumously in the early 90s on a long out of print double album. It was also previously released by Rockadrome on compact disc minus a few tracks, now its back, re-mastered for vinyl by Tony Reed (Mos Generator, Saint Vitus, Stoneaxe) and in its entirety. Now you can once again drop the needle and hear Billylee Janey plug in his 64 Gibson Firebird, power up his Marshall stacks, flip on his Echoplex and Univibe and take you on a journey back to 70s heavy rock nirvana. Steve Bock is there too, pumping out wicked Bruce/Bogert styled bass thump, along with Denis Bunce, holding it all together with his heavy handed skin work. It all adds up to one sweet trip back in time to a hazy nightclub in 1976 with Truth and Janey lighting the place on fire! Re-designed for the Vintage label with colorized artwork; including an 11x17 poster." - Rockadrome.

Artist: TRUTH AND JANEY
Title: No Rest For The Wicked
Format: LP
Label: Rockadrome
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Limited edition, high quality vinyl reissue of this underground hard rock monster from 1976 by Iowas legendary power trio led by guitarist BillyLee Janey. Old style tip-on jacket and quality vinyl pressing. Includes insert with history of the group, lyrics and rare band photos. Since the release of No Rest for the Wicked in 1976, its stature among collectors of 60s and 70s hard rock and psychedelia has grown steadily, with original copies now fetching a large sum in the collectors market. It has often been lauded as perhaps the best independent U.S. heavy rock release of the entire 1970s." -Rockadrome
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Artist: TRUTH AND JANEY
Title: No Rest For The Wicked
Format: CD
Label: Rockadrome
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Brand new reissue of their classic 1976 heavy rock power trio album and underground collectable record featuring 4 bonus tracks! Chock full of powerful 70s guitar riffs courtesy of BillyLee Janey! Includes 16-page full color booklet with liner notes, photos and lyrics! A must-have release for any fans of 70s hard rock and groups like Budgie, Cactus, Bloodrock, Poobah, Cain, Buffalo, Granicus, Toad, etc." -Rockadrome

Artist: GRIM
Title: 5eyes
Format: Cass
Label: Rockatansky
Country: Japan
Price: $12.00
"Devastating obscure industrial noise outfit GRIMs first new recordings from the 80s. Voice spelling spastic, sound aggressive for loudness but its also sensitive and stillness. The songs has many faces but doesnt change his point of view. Its realy apocalyptic. The new phase of GRIM is start from here." - Rockatansky.
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Artist: KITO-MIZUKUMI ROUBER
Title: Concert at the Royal Albert Hall
Format: Cass
Label: Rockatansky
Country: Japan
Price: $12.00
"First release for the last 7" from Siltbreeze and also their first live recordings. KMR is the weirdest dance band ever that broken avant garde blues and garage rock failed into Japanese soul music, enka. They are freak, play freak and this is the document to know freak. All intense, the punkiest." - Rockatansky.

Artist: YOUNG, NATE
Title: Regression Vol. 3: Other Days
Format: CD
Label: Rockatansky
Country: Japan
Price: $20.00
"The last volume in the Regression from Nate Young. The sound all ascetic that brings high voltage tension behind full of dead asleep ambience. Apocalyptic, hypnotic and also I can tell a ZEN Buddhism attitude. THis is a slow heavy lethal injection from him." - Rockatansky.

Artist: BRATS, THE
Title: Straight Outta East L.A.
Format: Double LP
Label: Rockbeat
Country: USA
Price: $39.00
California. Its three core members consisted of lead singer Teresa Covarrubias, lead guitarist Rudy Medina, and alternate lead & rhythm guitar player Sid Medina. From their conception in 1979 to their eventual break-up in 1985, The Brat contributed to the customization and intermeshing of multiple musical and cultural models that culminated in the distinct East Los Angeles, Chicano punk sound. The Brat, a hardworking and politically-conscious band, nurtured the Do-It-Yourself punk scene of East L.A., which was defined by unofficial venues and backyard shows because the wealthier West L.A. circuit controlled the popular market. By the time the famous Club Vex was founded in 1980 - by Los Illegals frontman Willie Herron, who desired an official venue to host East L.A.s numerous underrated bands, who were mostly Chicano - The Brat had become one of the biggest acts in the area. In late 1980 The Brat was signed as the flagship band of the upstart label of another local punk group, The Plugz Fatima Records. This collaboration resulted in The Brats only recorded album, the EP Attitudes, a five-song collection of some of their popular originals featuring Covarrubias aggressive, yet melodic, punk vocals critiquing social inequality and Rudy Medinas - who was called Rudy Brat - urgent guitar hooks over drums with a reggae feel. The Brat never found breakthrough success and remained an underground East L.A. Chicano act until breaking up in the late 80s. Contains all 5 tracks from the long out of print Attitudes EP, the rest of the songs were performed and recorded during the few years The Brat were together but never released, Most of those recordings were unmixed or were left unfinished until members came back into the studio and finished the songs in recent years." - Rockbeat.

Artist: GNOD
Title: Mirror
Format: LP
Label: Rocket
Country: UK
Price: $29.00
“Just as dramatically as their restless disposition morphed their sound to a binary-driven direction for their last work, now Gnod strip their electronic setup to a viscous attack, as redolent of the primal punishment of early Swans, as the angularity of prime Public Image Ltd, yet shot through with a mercurial power and fiery intensity that could come from no-one else. The opening title-cut of Mirror seethes with lithe energy and dubbed-out vitality, whilst elsewhere the eighteen-minute closing track "Sodom & Gomorrah" may be the most dystopian piece of music the band have yet created; a harrowing yet fiercely compelling colossus of bleak abjection. "The tracks were pretty much written on the road in May 2015" elaborates Gnods Paddy Shine. Reflecting and refracting the uncertainty of a darkening era, Mirror is a work of bold reinvention and raw renewal, sculpting chaos and discord into a formidable statement of intent. Only one thing is certain - wherever Gnod choose to go next, their ire and inspiration blaze as brightly as ever.” - Rocket.

Artist: GNOD & WHITE HILLS
Title: Gnod Drop Out With White Hills II
Format: Double LP
Label: Rocket
Country: UK
Price: $26.00
"Rocket Recordings are pleased to announce the reissue of the now highly sought-after 2010 double LP Gnod Droput With White Hills II. This reissue comes packaged in different artwork from the original release. Gnod Drop Out With White Hills II is the first official collaboration between two of the most colossal cosmic manglers on the planet, that of astral rejecters Gnod (Manchester, UK) and space-rock juggernauts White Hills (New York). Hot on the heels of their Not Not Fun sold out release, as well as countless self-unleashed CD-Rs and various indie label alliances, Gnod have been stirring their galactic soup of flashbacked rituals with unpredictable, incendiary results, both on record and as a live experience. Having them join forces with White Hills for this record is akin to having the aural equivalent of those 3D magic eye stereograms -- looked at in one way, they just dont make sense, but seen through the repetition of the music, the result is out of this world. Since White Hills last outing with Rocket Recordings on the Collisions split with The Heads in 2009, the band have successfully released their debut album for Thrill Jockey and now have notched up an impressive back catalog of releases. Their fiery brand of heavy space-rock has seen them burning up live appearances over the years as they continue on the path towards uncharted territories. To celebrate this thundering union, Rocket Recordings have embarked upon the release of a double vinyl LP expanding into four phases of pulsating mantras, awash with all the hypno-propulsion both bands motor skills can pilot. Its brimming with surrendered NEU!-like patterns, like both bands driving through Dingerland with "L.A. Woman" blasting from the rushing air. We have 16-minute elegant Bel Air suites, whose ebbing and flowing mesmerizing grooves burst with swooping grandiose synths, like gentle waves hanging in time. Interjections of oscillating guitars and keyboards, designed to propel the captured listener into a trance-inducing sun roof of kosmische blur, rupture out through the expansive blue. The 8 tracks are embedded with four long 10-minute+ pieces and these anchor the whole experience firmly into an exciting haze of echoing psychedelia, electronic and experimental Krautrock trippo-nova. After which, all four corners of your minds eye have been consecrated in a world of undulating symphonies." -Rocket.

Artist: SERPENTINA SATELITE
Title: Mecanica Celeste
Format: LP
Label: Rocket
Country: UK
Price: $22.00
"This is the third official recording by South American space-rockers Serpentina Satelite. After the success of their album Nothing To Say, the band returned to their studio in Peru to record this more ambitious and accomplished-sounding follow-up. The album recalls all the great psychedelic bands from the past 40 years, from 70s bands like Ash Ra Tempel, Amon Düül II and Hawkwind; through to 80s bands like Monster Magnet (particularly Tab-era) and Loop and todays contemporary cosmic warlords like Eternal Tapestry, White Hills and Magic Lantern. Mecanica Celeste is a conceptually unique take on psychedelia, conceived by manipulating traditional religious songs, text ideology and poetry with heavy fuzz guitars, swirling drones, spaced-out wah solos, motorik rhythms and delayed vocals, to create a head-melting experience of an album which climaxes with the proto-metal riffs of track "Sendero," giving the band a fresh-sounding approach to the well-trod grounds of space rock: Serpentina Satelite tried to get to heaven but ended up in space." -Rocket

Artist: GNOD
Title: Infinity Machines
Format: Triple LP
Label: Rocket Recordings
Country: UK
Price: $35.00
"Salford, England-based Gnods Infinity Machines explores a unique vision informed by experimental élan and metaphysical intensity. In an era in which the word "psychedelic" too often tends to signify a reductive and retrograde rag-bag of second-hand shapes, it was in Gnods nature to venture forth in search of new and expanded sonic terrain. At first, this led them to pursue a purely electronic sound in the live arena, yet as they knuckled down to chronicle this expansion and experimentation for posterity, it became clear that a mixture of live instrumentation and binary audial research would be the path that would prove most fruitful. Thus began the process that would ultimately produce these recordings, and a far-reaching mission that would result in uncanny crepuscular atmosphere locking horns with sinister electronic intensity. Infinity Machines traverses between and beyond a variety of different headspaces, from the bleak to the beatific; yet, while touching on nocturnal jazz, soothing yet unsettling ambience, menacing aggro-industrial battery, and opiated bliss-out alike, its shot through with an undercurrent of fiery countercultural zeal and small-hours revelation, as if the hive-mind of their home collective had manifested itself on disc. Tracks were put together from an initial blank canvas, and as the band themselves emphasize, "We got pretty tactical in the approach. We have certainly noticed that the emphasis has shifted from full on throw everything at it Gnod vibes to a more stripped spacious sound which was not fully intentional but more of a natural progression." - Infinity Machines.

Artist: GNOD
Title: INGNODWETRUST
Format: LP
Label: Rocket Recordings
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
"Brothers and sisters, to prepare ourselves to celebrate the sacred mysteries of Gnod, let us call to mind our sins. We believe in one Gnod, Gnod Almighty, makers of heavy black slab on Earth. We believe in one Chord, seamless, sublime, the one and only sound of Gnod, eternally begotten of the marcher. Gnod from Gnod, light from light, true Gnod from true Gnod, begotten, not made, of one Being with the maker; through Them all riffs were played. For us and for our salvation They came down from Manchester; by the power of Tonys (un)limit, They came to reincarnate and made the last discod beat. Tonys First Communion, if you choose to be blessed by this record, is the first reception of the Sacrament on vinyl; this long-standing favorite has been celebrated over centuries of incarnations and Rocket are proud to release its rite of passage. The ceremony of this Communion lasts 20 minutes and 2 seconds. On the second side, Gnod rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; They ascended into noise upon this Earth and were seated at the right hand of the Vatican. This 13-minute holy doctrine sees Gnod take away the sins of the world; it cleanses the incense (the in-sense-out-sense) from the all-seeing (third) eye, like a Faustian Butthole Surfers sharing bread with Shit & Shine and John Carpenter turning water into wine. Some ceremonies owe their institution to purely physical reason; for Gnod, its the mystical reason that They represent. INGNODWETRUST is founded on honor and soul, They for one are finally washing their hands with downcast eyes." - Rocket Recordings.
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Artist: HILLS
Title: Master Sleeps
Format: LP
Label: Rocket Recordings
Country: UK
Price: $25.00
"Hills are a three-piece band based in Gothenburg andMaster Sleeps was their immediately sold-out second album, originally released on a small Swedish label in 2011. Rocket are proud to present a re-release of this great psych classic, with stunning new sleeve artwork.Master Sleeps draws its inspiration from some of the great bands of the late 60s and early 70s like Can,Amon Düül, and A.R. & Machines. Also you can hear the influence of native Swedish legends likeInternational Harvester, Pärson Sound, and Trad Gras Och Stenar. But unlike a lot of the current over-saturated scene of psych bands that mine their 60s and 70s record collections, Hills manage to sound contemporary and relevant in 2013. They are currently putting the finishing touches to their third album which will be released by Rocket in 2014, so this reissue of Master Sleeps is a nice taster of what to expect from the next installment from this great band. Includes download code." -Rocket Recordings.

Artist: SHIT AND SHINE
Title: 54 Synth-Brass, 38 Metal Guitar, 65 Cathedral
Format: LP
Label: Rocket Recordings
Country: UK
Price: $26.00
"Taking the repetitive rhythmic drive of krautrock and marrying it to a percussive Butthole Surfers-style strain of acidic intensity, Shit and Shine have carved out a unique niche for themselves as one of the most unpredictable and -- occasionally -- outright unpleasant outfits in living memory. Like a robot Can-Hawkwind hybrid in a Philip K. Dick future, reassembling disco, abstract electronica, and noise rock into elegant new shapes, Shit and Shine furrow brows and fry synapses in equal measure. In spite of 54 Synth-Brass, 38 Metal Guitar, 65 Cathedral boasting a leaner, sleeker attack than before -- partly informed by the bands 2013 and 14 releases on Powells Diagonal (including DIAG 012CD/LP) -- the same sense of gleeful perversity is abundant, and the same twisted humor ingrained in these grotesque and hypnotic grooves. Where there is rock within the album, its essence is morphed and feverishly formulated into extraterrestrial aural landscapes, as on the opening "Electric Pony 2," which lurches forth like Chrome alchemically reassembling the disembodied spirit of Marc Bolan in a scrapyard trash compactor. Elsewhere, specters of smooth jazz fusion lock horns with the against-the-grain approach of Aphex Twin and circular necro-Necks grooves are beset by demons. And the abstract funk of "Love Your Hair -- Hope You Win!" locks a Larry Graham-style groove in a vortex of digital disorientation. Brandishing an intimidating psychic attack and equipped as ever with both nameless menace and savage wit, rarely has a band made sounding so wrong sound so right." - Rocket.

Artist: BAD TRIPS
Title: Open
Format: LP
Label: Rocketship
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
“A year and some ago THE BAD TRIPS eased their debut album out of the wilds of Ventura, California and every fan of modern psych and/or MONOSHOCK / LIQUOR BALL stood up and cheered. Something new by GRADY RUNYAN! But it turned out that The Bad Trips was a sum of its parts and, man, those parts are good. Now the Trips are back with their second record and if the first was a moon shot, Open strands you on a cold, dark planet. Atmospheric mind melting while a far off sun dies. Killer stuff.” -Scott Soriano (S-S)
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Artist: LIQUOR BALL
Title: Evolutionary Squalor
Format: LP
Label: Rocketship
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"The infamous LIQUOR BALL return with another live dose of full-on blown rock action. Joined by legendary sax man STEVE MACKAY (STOOGES) among others, the band tears through a live set recorded at Gradys Record Refuge in Ventura, California, April 4, 2008." - Rocketship

Artist: X
Title: Aspirations
Format: LP
Label: Rocknroll Blitzkrieg
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Just over 30 years after its original release, the classic Australian punk LP X-Aspirations is is finally back in print on vinyl! Originally recorded in 1979 and released in 1980, LOBBY LOYDE (Coloured Balls) produced this album in a blistering 5 hour session. To say its a raw, tough album would be a gross understatement. STEVE LUCAS ragged vocals and dagger-sharp guitar work with rhythm section in a way that makes you feel like youre getting worked over like a sorry punching bag. Over the past 30 years, as three of the four original members have died, X has carved a niche for themselves as one of those rare bands who truly sound like no other. And in the process, X-Aspirations has become a belated bonafide punk cult classic. On tour now." - Rocknroll Blitzkrieg.

Artist: DEAD MACHINES & JOHN WIESE
Title: Failing Lights
Format: LP
Label: Rococo
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
Recorded by mail August 2005. Hand-numbered edition of 500 copies.

Artist: IS
Title: Ostentatiously White
Format: One Sided LP
Label: Rococo
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Ostentatiously White is an assault of abrasive elements dedicated to the active listener. Utilizing turntables, found sounds, pedal noise, home built circuits, vocal disembodiments and other various gadgetrys; this is not to be taken seriously in the most serious of times."...for fans of anything that John Wiese is involved in....Limited to 150 copies w/ Screened fold over Black on White covers.." - Rococo.

Artist: JULIE MITTENS, THE
Title: April/June
Format: LP
Label: Rococo
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
Guitar/drum jams ala Fushitsusha, Ascension, etc... As described by the band: "April/June...recorded in our rehearsal room first part of 2006 in Leiden, The Netherlands. The tracks are from two different sessions hence April/June (we like to keep our titles simple). The idea was to make a cyclical work (round like an lp) so theres no side A or B. The listener can start anywhere. The tracks are just there...they do not really start or end and they seem to add to each other somehow after a while (at least thats my experience)... Although the tracks feel like a relaxed ride at times, they where recorded at the usual intense volume levels...really, really loud! Dont know how they came out this way... All four tracks had this same relaxed feeling about them so thats why we decided to put them together. Our tracks have no name, no number, they are what they are..." Still copies available of this 2006 release.

Artist: KK RAMPAGE
Title: Start
Format: 7"
Label: Rococo
Country: USA
Price: $4.50
"Holocaust rockers KK RAMPAGE unleash a new EP of absolute terror, and the bands first true sell-out effort. Recorded by the man they call "The Next Steve Albini", Sides E & F is the heaviest record this side of 1977. It not only continues the amazing growth KK has shown since replacing the original drummer, but also takes it to a startling new level. Louder than sound and brighter than the sun, this record will blast you through the gates of Valhalla. Imagine SUN RA crossed with a gasoline fire, imagine THE BEATLES...actually in a gasoline fire. This record shows you that just because its violent, misogynistic and heavily drugged, that doesnt mean it cant be overwhelmingly beautiful. Just check the critics -- "Theyre seriously a bunch of no talent hacks." -- Liz Armstrong (Chicago Reader), "America has run out of ideas. Anyone whose heard KK RAMPAGE will agree with me." -- Tony Herrington (The Wire), "Those poor, poor instruments." -- Greg Kot (Chicago Tribune).

Artist: MY CAT IS AN ALIEN
Title: Theres a Flame...Sometimes
Format: LP
Label: Rococo
Country: USA
Price: $16.50
"MY CAT IS AN ALIEN is the improv duo formed by the brothers MAURIZIO and ROBERTO OPALIO from Torino, Italy, in late 1997. They both primarily play electric and acoustic guitars, various toy-instruments and voice toy-microphones, percussions." - Rococo.

Artist: OLSON, JOHN & SPENCER YEH
Title: Live At Kathys Birthday Party
Format: One Sided LP
Label: Rococo
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
John Olson (Wolf Eyes, American Tapes, etc..) and Spencer Yeh (Burning Star Core) live. Numbered edition of 200.

Artist: PRURIENT & PANICSVILLE
Title: The Rubber Baron
Format: 8"
Label: Rococo
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
Limited to 330 on red vinyl.

Artist: RUSSELL, BRUCE
Title: 21st Century Field Hollers and Prison Songs
Format: LP
Label: Rococo
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"This album has been made entirely from samples taken from the Midnight Crossroads Tape Recorder Blues album, which I made with Ralf Wehowsky for A Bruit Secret. Like that album it is a tribute to the spirit of the blues, viewed through a prism of 21st century cultural criticism. It evokes an earlier era when the relationship between a performer and a song arose out of a community, not a property relation.. In appropriating my own material I have short-circuited the prevailing ethos of piracy and bricolage, and returned in a sense, to my self. Despite being made in New Zealand, and using some recordings from the Rhineland, the two places that are really central to this album are the Mississippi Delta and the island of Jamaica. - Bruce Russell (Dead C)." - Rococo. Limited to 300 copies.
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Artist: VIDEO HIPPOS
Title: Dolphin
Format: One Sided LP
Label: Rococo
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Lightning Bolt giving birth to Japanther while at Video Light show....Spastic Drumming...Frantic Guitar with your favorite Video Game Samples...Limited to 150 copies w/ Screened Blue on Pink Covers on a White DJ Sleeve.." - Rococo.

Artist: WETHER
Title: Stones and Light
Format: One Sided LP
Label: Rococo
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Demon breath drone and peasant rust collating into an ancient spell. Dirty. Sick. Then dust. "Stones And Light" collapses just over the eleven minute mark, and in that time manages to stir the unholy in the throats of the malignant. Dust."..Limited to 150 copies w/ Screened Navy on Baby Covers on a Navy DJ Sleeve...." - Rococo.

Artist: WIESE, JOHN & ANDY ORTMANN
Title: Grux
Format: One Sided LP
Label: Rococo
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
Die-cut metal cover, limited to 200 copies. Postage counts as 4 items due to weight.

Artist: RADIO SHACK/RADIO SHOCK
Title: Split
Format: 7"
Label: Roger/Breathmint/Carbon/Ignivimous/Sunship
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"...this release includes a side of lo-fi electronics/noise and a side of one-man band driven rock/dance-party! packaged in a RadioShack-modified bag." - Breathmint. "a joint release with such other prestigious labels as Breathmint, Ignivomous, Sunship, and Carbon Records! RADIO SHACK is a pair of robots, rumored to have been built by members of ORTHO, who make electronic glitch soundscrapes. RADIO SHOCK is the one-man disco/no-wave band of M.P.Lockwood of COCK ROBOT." - Roger Records.

Artist: BRANCA, GLENN
Title: Symphony No. 1 (Tonal Plexus)
Format: Double LP
Label: ROIR
Country: USA
Price: $29.00
"Recorded across two nights in 1981 at New Yorks legendary Performing Garage and originally released in 1983 on cassette, Symphony No. 1 has been remastered for vinyl and reissued for the first time as a heavyweight 180 gram 2LP set in a deluxe gatefold jacket. The limited edition pressing features additional liner notes written by Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth) alongside the original notes by Jon Pareles (The New York Times) and now includes photos by Paula Court (New York Noise). The ensemble of performers on this recording are: Glenn Branca, Craig Bromberg, Dave Buk, Ann DeMarinis, Barbara Ess, Robert Harrison, Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, David Rosenbloom, Richard Edson, Ned Sublette, Wharton Tiers, Gail Vachon, Fritz Van Orden, Stephen Wischerth and Margot Zvaleko." - ROIR.

Artist: BUSH TETRAS
Title: Boom In The Night
Format: LP
Label: Roir
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Early 80s funk/punk studio recordings from barbed wire feminists, remastered. "Imagine.. a female fronted Gang of Four. Bush Tetras could be that good." - CMJ.
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Artist: FLIPPER
Title: BlowN Chunks
Format: LP
Label: ROIR
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Recorded live at NYCs legendary CBGBs, November 1983, you get all nine tracks from the original cassette-only release, plus four bonus tracks. Features liner notes by CARLO McCORMICK, STEVE DePACE, and MICHAEL GOLDBERG."
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Artist: MIRRORS
Title: Another Nail In The Remodeled Coffin
Format: CD
Label: ROIR
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"An expanded reissue of the classic but criminally under heard Another Nail In The Coffin album from 1970s Cleveland underground combo MIRRORS. Led by JAIME KILMEK, the band are as gleefully damaged or as bubbly brutal as anything that came out the Cleveland scene, delivering hook-and-harmony-loaded power pop like nobodys business. Includes all eleven tracks from the original release (last issued in 1989), along with fifteen bonus tracks culled from both the Nail sessions and some sessions done for an unreleased second album. Includes great liner notes by Klimek."

Artist: SUICIDE
Title: Half Alive
Format: LP
Label: Roir
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
Repressed! "Earliest, most innovative Suicide material. NYCs pioneer electronic punk rockers with never before available 75 to 79 tracks. Original liner notes by Lester Bangs. 3 bonus tracks!" "What we got here is vintage studio Suicide from the archives and live tapes on a par in atmosphere if not violence with 23 Minutes In Brussels, their own notorious Metallic K.O. There is none of the onstage carnage which frightened early audiences, but maybe that wouldnt have transferred to tape anyway. Space Blue, Long Talk and Speed Queen were recorded at Suicide Home Studios in 1974/5, Dreams at Sun Dragon Studio in 75, and are not all that different from their later work except perhaps in murkiness which is all to the good. Dreams is very close to their later Island single Dream Baby Dream, and also sounds a lot like certain things Eno would be doing in the mid-to-late seventies. Similarly, Love You, recorded at Suicide Home Studios in 79, displays Suicides little recognized sense of (no joke) pure pop. Play the Velvets original Waiting For The Man back to back with the Ohio Express Yummy Yummy Yummy, then this back to back with Archives Sugar Sugar and the connections are clear. Cool As Ice from the same sessions is the coolest (only?) take on Stooges Penetration ever, and proves once again that Alan can scream like nobody since Iggy at his pinnacles." - Lester Bangs, 1981.
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Artist: V/A
Title: Rt. 1 Box 320- A
Format: 10 x 7" Box Set
Label: Roll Over
Country: USA
Price: $110.00
“This is not in fact a compilation of various artists, but is one in a series of albums by the mysterious artist Robyn Nice, who releases each new record under a different pseudonym. In this case, all ten names are actually the same man. Box set of ten 7"s that come in a heavy duty cardboard container that is stamped with the title "RT. 1 BOX 320- A". The 7"s are stacked in the same order in all copies of the box. The runout groove of most of the discs is stamped with a matrix number and the words "Welcome to 1979". "Broken Arrows" and "Wish You Were Here" are mislabeled. In total, the 26 tracks time out at approximately one hour and 25 minutes”

May or may not be connected to earlier LPs released under the names Arian Sample , Boots, C.C, Gary K, Jim Collins, Snake & Remus , Taurus , Terry, Tommy Roundtree, etc.. Tracks here are to credited to Carlos Calderon, Carly Farr, Ray Diaz, Charlie Waters, Mark Lay, John Soderquist, Greg Pompeii, Huey Long, J. Romero, and Charles Jerome.
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Artist: BROWN VELVET COUCH
Title: Once In A Very Blue Moon?
Format: 7"
Label: Roof Bolt
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"This 1994 single finds the otherwise unheralded songstress Viv Crowe backed by the band Trash, and sounds a bit like Barbara Manning if she had been joined at her peak by Crazy Horse to record in a tin roof shed on the Otago plain. Features members of Dead C, Alpaca Brothers, and Cyclops." - Roof Bolt.

Artist: GALBRAITH, ALASTAIR & DEMARNIA LLOYD
Title: Tae Keening?
Format: 7"
Label: Roof Bolt
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"Galbraith is a 2006 winner of the Arts Foundation of New Zealand Laureate Award. He has recorded for Xpressway, Corpus Hermeticum, Emperor Jones, Siltbreeze, Xeric, and his own Next Best Way label under his own name and with A Handful Of Dust. He sings two songs here. Lloyd, of Cloudboy and Mink, contributes vocals and lyrics to two otherwise unavailable tracks on this 1995 release. Pretend theyre singing in Finnish and youll think its the best thing Fonal ever released." - Roof Bolt.

Artist: TERMINALS, THE
Title: Medusa
Format: 7"
Label: Roof Bolt
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"Says Your Flesh, "a double-barreled shot of infectious, angst-ridden noise pop." The quintets blend of Southern Pacific Gothic and garage aggravation has never gotten its due, but longevity and patience may yet afford them the last laugh. After a moderately busy time in the early 90s, this 1996 single was their final studio release until 2008s Last Days Of The Sun. Features members of Flies Inside the Sun, the Renderers, Rain, Eye, and Sleep. " - Roof Bolt.
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Artist: THIS KIND OF PUNISHMENT
Title: This Kind Of Punishment
Format: CD
Label: Roof Bolt
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"This 1983 album was Peter and Graeme Jefferies? first foray into 4 track recording; at Chris Knox?s insistence it was initially pressed by Flying Nun but it was out of print for years before Roofbolt reissued it in 1998. This is what happens when a couple of New Zealand country boys shut themselves into a big city flat with a borrowed tape machine and their well-studied John Cale, This Heat, and Wire records. The Jefferies brothers have subsequently recorded under their own names and with the Cakekitchen, Two Foot Flame, and about a dozen side projects." - Roof Bolt.
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Artist: MOONDOG
Title: The German Years 1977-1999
Format: Double CD
Label: Roof Music
Country: Germany
Price: $21.00
"Originally released by Roof Music in 2004, this is a 2CD compilation of recordings from the last 20 years of visionary composer Louis Thomas Hardins (aka Moondog) life, when he lived in Germany and composed, arguably, perhaps the most vibrant and eclectic music in his whole canon. CD1 is comprised of studio recordings from 1977-1999 -- songs for pipe organ, chamber ensemble, piano and voice, string quartet, saxophone, etc., and CD2 is an exceptional recording of his last live performance from Arles, France, recorded a month before his death. Featuring pianist Dominique Ponty, who plays 34 of his pieces for piano. Includes a 44-page booklet of photos, notes, essays, interviews, lyrics, and more, housed in a deluxe hard cardboard package." - Roof Music.

Artist: BEE MASK
Title: Vaporware/Scanops
Format: LP
Label: Room40
Country: Australia
Price: $25.00
"Bee Mask is a project from Chris Madak, a native of Cleveland, Ohio now residing in Philadelphia, and a vehicle for an intricate and deeply warped sensibility which remains coherent without being beholden to specific techniques or materials, drawing equally on the ecstatic human/machine couplings of 1970s West Coast synthesis, the fractured gloss of sampler concrète, the iridescent thumbprint of high minimalism on the IQ-decimating throb of trunk bass, and the barely-sublimated currents of vertigo and terror that course beneath the most unsettling moments in the canon of home-recorded psychedelia. Editions of his recent work are available on Spectrum Spools and Room40. His new edition for Room40, Vaporware/Scanops charts a new and at times unfamiliar musical universe, a galaxy of complex patterns in constant states of evolving and dissolving. These are pieces that unfold with an unerring organic sensibility that belies the sound-sources used. Like much of Bee Masks output to date, this is a world of controlled voltage and sequenced chaos. But there is a twist in the form of the unexpected and utterly welcome addition of voice. Over the two long-form pieces, Bee Mask reveals a juxtaposition of deeply electronic materials with a swelling cascade of vocal loops recorded by Autre Ne Veut and Katherine Brady. The resulting sound is quite unlike anything weve heard from Bee Mask before. Cut at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin. Limited vinyl edition of 500 copies housed in a gorgeous matte celloglazed sleeve." - Room40.
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Artist: CHANTLER, JOHN
Title: Which Way To Leave?
Format: LP
Label: Room40
Country: Australia
Price: $24.00
Includes download code. "Which Way To Leave? is the latest record by Stockholm based musician John Chantler. The self-reflexive sequencing that tracks the sub-harmonic series in the opening blast of "Falling Forward" positions the record as Chantlers most explicitly melodic. These melodies however do not exist in a mono-dimensional vacuum, rather they co-exist in a meshed framework of dynamic layers of timbre. The records abrupt cuts, deft variations of density and unexpected diversions are happily explored with head-long dives into ravishing texture and extended stretches of surface stasis. The music draws on a domestic reimagining of the traditions of studio based electronic music/musique concrete and 20th century minimalism and delivers this with brash revitalized energy. Born out of his relocation to Stockholm, following an extended period in London, Which Way To Leave? bares the marks of senses attuned to new environments and spaces. Recorded for the most part at Chantlers home studio, additional material was recorded at Elektronmusikstudion (EMS). It features guest appearances by Carina Thorén (For Barry Ray) and cellist Okkyung Lee. Still Light, Outside his fourth LP released in 2015 is an extended suite that combines passages of stark minimalism centered at the bodily invasive extremes of the pipe organs register with striking explosions of color; massed chords shot through with heavy distortion and electronics that operate according to their own dream logic. It was described as "strikingly beautiful" by The Guardian. Chantlers three previous LPs were all released on Room40. Even Clean Hands Damage the Work (RM 459LP, 2014) included the first output from his time at EMS. It followed The Luminous Ground - released in 2011 and was included in The Wire magazines top releases of that year. The Luminous Ground was his first LP release focusing on the modular synthesizer system he first explored as part of the trio LP with Lawrence English and Tujiko Noriko, 2008s U." - Room40.

Artist: COBILIS, CHRIS
Title: This Is You
Format: LP
Label: Room40
Country: Australia
Price: $24.00
"This Is You proposes a metaphysical feedback loop involving the lens, a broadcast system, biological ocularcentrism and the sun. Using the birth of user-generated content as the starting point, the work traces the 25-year history of the TV program Funniest Home Videos in an attempt to describe the prism of existence as solar vanity. This Is You meditates on the desires of the self, bathed in light and rawly exposed without any other intent than being itself. In 1989, American TV producer Vin De Bona launched a TV special inspired by two Japanese programs: Kato-chan Ken-chan Gokigen TV and Waku Waku Animal World. An open call for amusing home videos that would be edited together with music and sound effects to produce a collage of amusing mishaps and spectacles interlaced with commentary from a host. The resulting special was later transformed in 1990 into Americas Funniest Home Videos and is regarded as being the birth of user-generated content for western television. Audiences were so hungry for their "15 minutes" that De Bona Productions received up to 1,600 tapes per day in the 90s and was the sole reason for the Hollywood post office employing extra staff at the time. An ad hoc ethics committee comprised of comedy writers looked over and assessed these tapes. Even today, royalties continue to be paid to Tokyo Broadcasting System for use of style and presentation for Americas Funniest Home Videos. If self-awareness is essential to the human condition, then can light forced through an oculus be responsible for consciousness? Do all sensory feedback loops comprise self or is self an artefact of light waves and other physical phenomena? Light strives to get a better look at itself by improving upon the technological extensions of the biological world (cameras, selfie sticks) and will eventually drown in stored memories (reflections, hard drives) over time. Australian composer Chris Cobilis set about transcribing episodes of both Australias and Americas Funniest Home Videos to develop an animated graphic score and accompanying script which conceptually speaks of the feedback loop This Is You proposes. The work was performed live in studio by ChicagosSpektral Quartet and American poet Kenneth Goldsmith at Electrical Audio with engineer Steve Albini. Chicagos Spektral Quartet perform repertoire in the traditional canon while equally embracing present-day modern composition. American poet Kenneth Goldsmith is the founder of UbuWeb and was a broadcaster at WFMU for 15 years." - Room40.

Artist: COOPER, MIKE
Title: Fratello Mare
Format: LP
Label: Room40
Country: Australia
Price: $24.00
"Fratello Mare, which takes its title from Folco Quilicis classic 1975 film, continues UK-born, Italy-based musician Mike Coopers ode to the Pacific, its people, and the traditions that have flowed from that part of the world into seemingly endless iterations within contemporary culture. Recorded across 2014, the tropical opus dovetails neatly with Coopers other Room40 editions, White Shadows in the South Seas (RM 454CD, 2013) and the post-everything classic Rayon Hula (2004). It expands his combination of highly personal lap steel playing with exotic music and percussion alongside field recordings made on islands across Southeast Asia and the Caribbean while on residencies and other travels. At the records heart is a yearning for these distant islands that dot the vast oceans. A love letter of sorts, a poetic and dreamlike wandering, that sonically traverses the ever-changing edge of land and sea and Coopers musical imagination. Some lesser-known Mike Cooper facts: a young Mike Cooper can be spotted playing a beatnik guitarist on an anti-nuclear march in THE 1963 beat cult film That Kind of Girl; his first band, The Blues Committee, played with and supported such blues legends as John Lee Hooker, Howlin Wolf, and Jimmy Reed; Cooper was central in launching several of the first folk and blues venues outside London, especially in and around Reading; he was a regular on John Peels program from 1969 through 1975, recording numerous sessions; he formed his free improvised music group The Recedents with Lol Coxhill and Roger Turner in 1982, threading directly into Londons vibrant improvisation community; he moved to Italy in 1988 after a slew of musical projects during the 80s in the UK and EU; since 1994 he has spent increasing amounts of time touring and exploring Oceania and other regions; one outcome of his explorations is Beach Crossings - Pacific Footprints, a radiophone work commissioned by Italian and Australian radio that traces the history of European colonization in the Pacific from Tahiti up to the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima; his recordings have been reissued numerous times by various labels across the globe, while original pressings can be found for obscene prices via various outlets; in 2015 Cooper celebrated 50 years as a professional musician -- his first recorded release, the Out of the Shades 7", was released in 1965." - Room40.


Artist: COOPER, MIKE
Title: Raft
Format: LP
Label: Room40
Country: Australia
Price: $24.00
"Mike Coopers output of the past half century has been described as "post-everything". Its a fitting phrase really when you consider he has been at the beating heart of so many critical musical moments; from the development of the blues touring circuit in the UK, through the growth of the folk scene and into the explosion of free improvisation that came to define a generation of UK musicians. Amidst it all, working at stitching these disparate forms into some kind of de-territorialized zone, was Mike Cooper. Its fitting that he explores the notion of journey on his latest full-length edition. Even more fitting that he examines the vessels that carry us on journeys. With Raft, Cooper charts his interests in ambient exotica and collides it with his research into various South Pacific musical traditions. The record extends his palette considerably, stretching away from the hypnagogic flows of his master piece Rayon Hula (2004), into a more oceanic setting. "Raft 21 - Guayaquil To Tully", for example, sets out a lilting rise and fall of harmony which erupts with spluttering electronics. Specifically inspired by Vital Alsar and William Wills, sailors who undertook some of the 20th centurys most impressive solo voyages, Raft reflects upon the determination of the solo traveler. In a musical sense, Mike Coopers work of recent years has very much reflected a determined solo traveler work ethic. In his commitment to travel alone, he has developed a range of strategies that he works against as a means of surprising himself and uncovering unfamiliar sonic relations. This approach has proved an incredibly fertile pursuit for Cooper, arguably producing some of his most affecting and engaging works, his Room40 albums Fratello Mare (RM 462LP, 2015) and White Shadows Of The South Seas (RM 454CD, 2013) amongst them. Raft is a vital record that sets its sights beyond the horizons of convention and in doing so reveals a perspective that is only available to lifelong voyagers such as Mike Cooper. From Mike: "Raft is my tribute to William Willis, Vita Alsar, Jack London, Robert Louise Stevenson, Louis Becke, Adolph Plate, Jacque Brel, FW Murnau and to all sailors, scribblers and drifters everywhere." - Room40.

Artist: ENGLISH, LAWRENCE
Title: Cruel Optimism
Format: LP
Label: Room40
Country: Australia
Price: $24.00
"Cruel Optimism is a record that considers power (present and absent). It meditates on how power consumes, augments, and ultimately shapes two subsequent human conditions: obsession and fragility. . . . This edition owes its title and its origins to the wonderful text of the same name by American theorist Lauren Berlant. . . . In Cruel Optimism, I found a number of critical readings around the issues that have fueled so much of the music I have been making recently. Beyond her keen analysis of the relations of attachment as they pertain to conditions of possibility in the everyday, it was particularly her writing around trauma I found deeply affecting. It was a jumping off point from which a plague of unsettling impressions of suffering, intolerance, and ignorance could be unpacked and utilized as fuel over and above pointless frustration. When I made Wilderness Of Mirrors (RM 460CD/LP, 2014) clouds of unease were overhead. As I have worked through Cruel Optimism, what seemed an unimaginable future just a few years prior, began to present as actual. Over the course of creating the record, we collectively bore witness to a new wave of humanitarian and refugee crisis (captured so succinctly in the photograph of Alan Kurdis tiny body motionless on the shore), the Black Lives Matter movement, the widespread use of sonic weapons on civilians, increased drone strikes in Waziristan, Syria and elsewhere, and record low numbers of voting around Brexit and the US election cycle, suggesting a wider sense of disillusionment and powerlessness. Acutely for me and other Australians, weve faced dire intolerance concerning race and continued inequalities related to gender and sexuality. The storm has broken and feels utterly visceral. Cruel Optimism is a meditation on these challenges and an encouragement to press forward towards more profound futures. Beyond the motivations forging the record, the process by which this edition was created was unlike many of my other records. Having worked largely alone in recent years, I wanted to shift away from that approach. . . . I count myself exceptionally fortunate to have been able to call on so many fine musicians in the making of this album. . . . I couldnt be more pleased to share Cruel Optimism with you." - Lawrence English, October 2016. Contributions in various forms from: Mats Gustafsson, Mary Rapp, Tony Buck, Chris Abrahams, Werner Dafeldecker, Norman Westberg, Brodie McAllister, Australian Voices, Vanessa Tomlinson, Heinz Riegler, and Thor Harris.

Artist: ENGLISH, LAWRENCE
Title: The Peregrine
Format: LP
Label: Room40
Country: Australia
Price: $24.00
"Room40 presents a reissue of Australian sound artist Lawrence Englishs acclaimed 2011 album The Peregrine, inspired by John Alec Bakers 1967 nature writing classic of the same name."- Room40.
"I first discovered The Peregrine when I was visiting my friend David Toop in London. He had the book on his desk and I picked it up and randomly turned to a page. It was an exquisite description of an Owl silently hunting. I was struck by the detail and evocative sense of listening in the writing. It was as though I was there experiencing that moment through the authors ears. I turned to another page and before I finished that paragraph I was sold. I ordered The Peregrine and was reading it avidly days later. Since that time I have spent a good deal of time with that book and J.A. Bakers only other text The Hill of Summer. Ive purchased in excess of 100 copies of The Peregrine, gifting them to fellow musicians and artists who visit and occasionally sending them to people who I felt might relish the book. Most infamously I suppose is my sending the book to Werner Herzog, who I was introduced to by my friend Douglas Quin. Herzog loved the book and now includes it as essential reading in his film school. For me, The Peregrine captures a very special turning point in the 20th century. It marks a recognition of the role humans play in shaping their environment. Without ever addressing the topic directly, Bakers misanthropic, almost nihilistic reading of modern life pinpoints many issues that have come to a head in contemporary society. For a character we never learn very much about, Bakers voyeur of the falcons is a surprisingly engaging figure. As the reader we become him, we live through his textual renderings of time and place. Ultimately, through this ghost of a character, we become the bird in what Herzog so perfectly called a quasi-religious transubstantiation -- reader into author into bird. This book changed my life. So much so that I felt it necessary to make a record about it and find some small way to respond to what is, in my opinion, one of the finest literary outings of the 20th century. I hope you can find some space in which to experience both the book and this record." --Lawrence English, January 2015.

Artist: ENGLISH, LAWRENCE
Title: Wilderness of Mirrors
Format: LP
Label: Room40
Country: Australia
Price: $24.00
"Wilderness of Mirrors is the new album from Lawrence English. This album has been two years in the making and the first album created since the release of his 2011 ode to J.A. Bakers novel, The Peregrine. It is Englishs most tectonic auditory offering to date, an unrelenting passage of colliding waves of harmony and dynamic live instrumentation. The phrase, "wilderness of mirrors," draws its root from T.S. Eliots elegant poem "Gerontion." During the Cold War, the phrase became associated with campaigns of miscommunication carried out by opposing state intelligence agencies. Within the context of the record, the phrase acted as a metaphor for a process of iteration that sat at the compositional core of the LP. Buried in each final piece, like an unheard whisper, is a singularity that was slowly reflected back upon itself in a flood of compositional feedback. Erasure through auditory burial. Wilderness of Mirrors also reflects Englishs interests in extreme dynamics and densities, something evidenced in his live performances of the past half decade. Th