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Throbbing Gristle
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Tony Conrad
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Whitehouse
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Wolf Eyes
Wooden Wand & The Vanishing Voice
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Zola Jesus
Back On Black
Beta-Lactam Ring
Bloodlust!
Bo Weavil
Die Stadt
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new arrivals

Twig Harper

S/T

Hanson

 
CD (ltd.500)
£5.00
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On sale - was £10.99, now £5. "First proper CD release from Nautical Almanac's Twig Harper. Twig was a big part in Hanson Records getting off the ground back in the mid-90's, so I'm very excited to release his debut solo glass mastered CD! "Twig Harper" continues in the alternate universe tradition of his three volume "Intuitive American Esoteric" LP series, with 43 minutes psychedelic tape manipulations and droning synthesizer… electronic and organic sound mixed to brain warping perfection. Bell's, homemade electronics, synth, piano, strings, junk, horns and voice treated with tape for "full-on" musique concrete / electronic / drone trance inducing confusion. Recommended for fans of Albert Hoffmann, Smegma, Pierre Henry, Butthole Surfers, Maria Sabina, Tobe Hooper, Criswell, Tod Dockstader, The 13th Floor Elevators, Aliens, Humans, Jokes, and OBE's. 500 copies packaged in black poly jewelcases." - Hanson.

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Borbetomagus & Hijokaidan

Both Noises End Burning

Victo

 
CD
£8.00
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On sale - was £11.99, now £8. "Borbetomagus and Hijokaidan sharing the stage. Noise music fans are getting goosebumps reading those words. Others, well… others should be scared, very scared! Two monster proponents of noise esthetics, representing two continents whose cultures have often been described as incompatible and yet meet in the celebration of noise. Purifying noise annihilating nationalities and differences. Noise inviting us to a fabulous sonic orgy where energy will reign over precision of execution, where violence is sublimated through strings, reeds and skins, where artistic research consists in destroying over and over what one has managed to build, in order to reinvent it. Two sax players, two guitar players, an electronics player, a singer and a drummer, all working hard to convince you that noise can be a lot more than noise, but exists mostly for making some noise!" - François Couture, All Music Guide
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Davy Graham

Anthology (1961-2007 Lost Tapes)

Les Cousins

 
3CD
£8.00
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On sale - was £23.99, now £8. "Les Cousins Music proudly presents Davy Graham: Anthology 1961 – 2007 Lost Tapes – a three-disc compilation of “lost” recordings made throughout the enigmatic artist’s career. Davy Graham is without doubt the undisputed guitar hero of British folk-blues clubs... This collection reveals the private and public musician, and includes the first recording of “Anji” from a reel to tape machine as captured by Len Partridge in 1961. This tape is “THE” tape that revealed Graham’s style to Bert Jansch in Edinburgh long before Davy appeared on Vinyl. It also showcases Davy as a hardworking musician playing incendiary blues and fusion to folk-club audiences in 1966 and features recordings that demonstrate Graham’s eclectic and developing repertoires, as he grew older." - Les Cousins.

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Davy Graham

Hat

Les Cousins

 
CD
£5.00
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On sale - was £11.99, now £5. "This '69 outing, which features solid support by bassist Danny Thompson and drummer John Spooner, showcases Graham's dynamic acoustic guitar work, with the trio running through a set of (primarily) pop and blues standards, including the Beatles' "Getting Better," Simon & Garfunkel's "Homeward Bound," and Willie Dixon's "Hoochie Coochie Man." The most intriguing tracks, however, are those that veer further left of field, particularly Graham's stunning solo instrumental takes on jazz legend Art Blakey's "Buhaina Chant" and the traditional "Bulgarian Dance," which creates a hypnotically frenetic vibe. Adventurous, eclectic, and consistently well-executed, HAT is a lost gem that is sure to please open-minded fans of late-'60s British folk blues..."

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Actress

Splazsh

Honest Jons Records

 
CD
£6.00
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On sale - was £10.99, now £6. "Darren Cunningham’s eagerly-awaited new album is an adventurous, ultra-modern, thoroughly British affair, rummaging about in the inner lives of house and techno, and brilliantly elaborating the accomplishments of his debut, Hazyville. For Splazsh the fog has lifted, the sounds are less submerged than before, but still sticky and close - a signature combination of exuberance and introversion, luminescence and puzzlement. Unconstrained by the formal cliches of the dance music he loves, Actress’ melodies and arrangements are enthralled by their own genies... In love with the mysteries of groove and repetition, Splazsh is both a culmination and a new beginning for Actress, a substantial and eccentric work from a brave and coolly individual artist." - Honest Jons.

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Sand

Golem

Rotorelief

 
CD
£10.00
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On sale - was £13.99, now £10. Deluxe reissue of Golem, the legendary album from the cosmic and psychedelic genius that is Sand. A huge influence on Nurse with Wound and Current 93. Deluxe 6-panel digipack edition.

"There is something magical and inexplicable in creation, and Sand manifest absolutely these mysterious phenomena. Story-tellers, musicians, shamans, geniuses, Sand were known, at the end of the 60s, as P.O.T. (Part of Time). Then Sand - Ludwig Papenberg and his brother Ullrich Papenberg, and Johannes Vester, developed a more avant-gardist, proto-industrial, visionary experimental approach, a truly unique entity in the history of music. Not dependant on a classical “Krautrock” style, Sand is nevertheless part of this movement of German cosmic/psychedelic bands, as well as being the originators of proto-industrial musics." - Rotorelief.
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Sand

Syph Ballet

Rotorelief

 
CD
£10.00
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On sale - was £13.99, now £10. Deluxe 6-panel digipak CD edition.

"Still living in the mythical landscapes Sand not only created Golem who was a being of the earth. Something else pulsated with a different energy of oscillation. The invisible beings of the air performed their dances. The Golem was large, mighty and of compact matter. He needed an external spirit to be navigated. Sylph creatures moved with the clouds and the wind – from gentle breezes to violent storms, always sensitive to the chimes of the motions. The sylphs are the children of the moonlight as well as the elves with broken wings. The sylph ballet is riding upon ethereal horses and its airy spirit comes true in dawn levitation..." - Rotorelief.


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Sand

Desert Navigation

Rotorelief

 
LP (ltd.333)
£15.00
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On sale - was £23.99, now £15. Special edition in deluxe heavy duty cover, orange & white vinyl, limited and numbered to 333 copies.

"There is something magical and inexplicable in creation, and Sand manifest absolutely these mysterious phenomena. Story-tellers, musicians, shamans, geniuses, Sand were known, at the end of the 60s, as P.O.T. (Part of Time). Then Sand - Ludwig Papenberg and his brother Ullrich Papenberg, and Johannes Vester, developed a more avant-gardist, proto-industrial, visionary experimental approach, a truly unique entity in the history of music. Not dependant on a classical “Krautrock” style, Sand is nevertheless part of this movement of German cosmic/psychedelic bands, as well as being the originators of proto-industrial musics..."


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Sand

Syph Ballet - black vinyl

Rotorelief

 
LP (ltd.333)
£15.00
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On sale - was £23.99, now £15. Special collector edition: deluxe heavy duty sleeve, black 200g vinyl, limited and numbered to 333 copies.

"Still living in the mythical landscapes Sand not only created Golem who was a being of the earth. Something else pulsated with a different energy of oscillation. The invisible beings of the air performed their dances. The Golem was large, mighty and of compact matter. He needed an external spirit to be navigated. Sylph creatures moved with the clouds and the wind – from gentle breezes to violent storms, always sensitive to the chimes of the motions. The sylphs are the children of the moonlight as well as the elves with broken wings. The sylph ballet is riding upon ethereal horses and its airy spirit comes true in dawn levitation..." - Rotorelief.


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Sand

Syph Ballet

Rotorelief

 
CD
£10.00
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On sale - was £13.99, now £10. Deluxe 6-panel digipak CD edition.

"Still living in the mythical landscapes Sand not only created Golem who was a being of the earth. Something else pulsated with a different energy of oscillation. The invisible beings of the air performed their dances. The Golem was large, mighty and of compact matter. He needed an external spirit to be navigated. Sylph creatures moved with the clouds and the wind – from gentle breezes to violent storms, always sensitive to the chimes of the motions. The sylphs are the children of the moonlight as well as the elves with broken wings. The sylph ballet is riding upon ethereal horses and its airy spirit comes true in dawn levitation..." - Rotorelief.


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Ignatz

Mort Aux Vaches

Mort Aux Vaches

 
CD
£8.00
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On sale - was £16.99, now £8. All tracks composed and performed by Bram Devens. Produced and recorded for Dwars at VPRO by Berry Kamer in Amsterdam, 12/07/2005. Limited edition CD in 3-panel crumpled and ironed paper cover.
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Ignatz

Selected Songs from Cassettes 2005-2009

Kraak

 
LP (ltd.500)
£7.00
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On sale - was £12.99, now £7. "‘What the hell’s wrong with this guy?’ That will probably be the first thought that goes through your mind when first listening to this mind frying 4th LP by Belgium’s most intriguing musician. Apart from the three enigmatic vinyl releases on KRAAK Bram Devens also released a handful of tapes on different labels. This LP compiles the best tracks of his cassettes on Goaty Tapes, Bennifer Editions, Scumbag Relations, Imvated, Dreamtime Taped Sounds and New Age Tapes, plus a previously unreleased track from the Ignatz III demos, on which we hear the man as close as he ever came to the genious vibes of Lou Reed..."

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Miles Devens (Ignatz)

Atlantic Woman

Pacific City

 
CDR
£4.00
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On sale - was £6.99, now £4. The first non-Skaters related release on Spencer Clark's Pacific City label: Miles Devens aka Ignatz. Compiled and edited by Spencer Clarke of The Skaters/Vodka Soap.

"Recordings from women of the heide sessions underdesert upside down pool drippers with simultaneous heide wanderings" - Pacific City Sound Visions.
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The Ex

30: 30 Years of The Ex

Ex Records

 
2CD + booklet
£8.00
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On sale - was £15.99, now £8. 30 years of The Ex - a double album compilation featuring songs from all Ex albums from 1980 until 2006. All songs remastered by Colin McLean at OT301 in February 2009.

"Playing a hybrid of punk to advance their liberal socialist agenda (serving as the rough equivalent of a Dutch Crass), the Ex put out reams of records and propaganda during the '80s - each released on a different Dutch label - but in the '90s began to embrace industrial forms of percussion and improvisation more in line with Einstürzende Neubauten and Test Dept." - All Music Guide.


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Jean Dubuffet

Experiences Musicales (II)

Rumpsti Pumsti (Musik) / Tochnit Aleph

 
2CD box-set
£13.00
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On sale - was £19.99, now £13. 2CD box-set collecting 11 pieces from Jean Dubuffet's 'Experiences musicales' (recorded in 1961) for the first time on CD. Including 32 page illustrated booklet with liner notes and texts by Jean Dubuffet and Ilhan Mimaroglu in English & French. Comes in big jewel-box inside slipcase.

"...The Musical Experiments of Jean Dubuffet, recorded in 1961, form a set of 20 pieces. They were released the same year as a box containing six 10” Vinyl-Records in an edition of 60 copies. In 1991 nine of those 20 pieces were reissued on the CD "Expériences musicales de Jean Dubuffet ou la Musique chauve" (Circé/Mandala/Fondation Dubuffet). This new Double-CD set, subsequently titled "Expériences musicales de Jean Dubuffet (II)", collects the remaining 11 pieces from the original box and thus makes the reissue of Dubuffet’s musical experiments complete and available to the public again...."


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Gerhard Rühm

Verlautbarungen

Tochnit Aleph

 
CD + booklet
£10.00
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On sale - was £13.99, now £10. CD presenting 37 solo text-pieces, phonetic poems and poetry duets (with Monika Lichtenfeld) written and composed between 1952 and 2010. Recorded 2011 at Piethopraxis Tonstudio, Cologne by Marcus Schmickler. Comes with 24 page booklet with liner notes by Gerhard Rühm in English & German. Comes in full-colour 6-panel digipak.

"Gerhard Rühm (b.1930) is an Austrian writer, visual artist, composer, performer of experimental / phonetic poetry, radio and theatre author and publisher. He is considered one of the most important artists of experimental poetry. He studied piano and composition at the National Academy of Music and Interpretative Arts in Vienna and later received private tuition from Josef Matthias Hauer. He lives in Cologne and Vienna.

Gerhard Rühm was a founding member of the “Wiener Gruppe” (1954-1960) with Friedrich Achleitner, H.C. Artmann, Konrad Bayer, and Oswald Wiener..."


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Wolf Vostell

De-Coll/age Musik

Tochnit Aleph

 
CD
£10.00
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On sale - was £13.99, now £10. CD reissue of the vinyl LP originally released 1983 by Fondazione Mudima (Multhipla M20137). Comes in high-gloss full-colour 6-panel digipak with 16 page illustrated booklet.

Wolf Vostell (1932–1998) was a German painter, sculptor, noise music maker and Happening artist. He is one of the pioneers of video art, environment-sculptures, Happenings and the Fluxus Movement. Together with Nam June Paik and George Maciunas he organised the Festival 'Festum Fluxorum' in Wiesbaden, Germany in 1962. This festival is considered to be the birth of the Fluxus movement. Vostell was the first artist in history to integrate a television set into a work of art ('Deutscher Ausblick' from 1958).


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Keränen

Moon Over Torrelorca

Ljud&Bild Produktion

 
CD (ltd.300)
£7.00
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On sale - was £9.99, now £7. Cold and glacial drone recorded at the prestigious EMS in Stockholm. Moon Over Torrelorca, the second album from Keränen, serves as a great follow up to his amazing debut album Bats In Attic that Lasse Marhaug's Pica Disk released last year. In contrast to the high energy multi-layered noise bomb the debut offered, Moon Over Torrelorca instead showcases another side of this highly skilled sound artist with a carefully composed drone piece. Comes packaged in digipack. Pressing of 300 copies.
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Timo Van Luijk / Kris Vanderstraeten

Costa Del Luna

La Scie Doree

 
LP
£12.00
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On sale - was £15.99, now £12. Second album. Lunar psychedelic improvisations. Features Timo van Luijk of Noise Makers Fifes, Onde, etc on zither, flute, keys, tape and Kirs Vanderstraeten on percussion.
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Maria Minerva

Cabaret Cixous

Not Not Fun

 
LP
£6.00
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On sale - was £14.99, now £6. "Estonian Euro-beat enchantress Maria Juur aka Maria Minerva has had a lively 2011 already – releasing a chic suite of glamour-pop abstractions via her debut, Tallinn At Dawn, as well as a sultry, sideways bedroom disco EP (Noble Savage) on 100% Silk – and it’s still summer. But time is money and money talks (or something) so rather than let a hot streak go cold Ms. Maria has crafted a fresh 11-song dream ride down fascination street, which we’re pumped and proud to unveil: Cabaret Cixous. Apparently there’s a tradition/inside joke amongst a fringe strain of Estonian bands where you have to name yr album something with ‘cabaret’ in the title, but regardless of one’s knowledge of this micro-custom, Cab Cixous is a gorgeous, gauzy thrill, slip-streaming from cracked-crystal karaoke pop singles to slow-motion synth-washed ballads to radical miscellzanies and beyond..."

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Various Artists

The Minimal Wave Tapes Volume Two

Stones Throw

 
2LP
£14.00
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Minimal Wave: underground DIY electronic music from North America and Europe in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Characterized by ‘70s synth and drum machine production and home recording, most of these tracks were privately released on limited-edition cassettes or vinyl and have been known only to a handful of people over the years. New Yorker Veronica Vasicka has spent the past five years painstakingly building the Minimal Wave catalogue, and a label of the same name that specializes in digging up and reissuing the music. In partnership here with Stones Throw, the recordings have been officially licensed, remastered from their analogue source tapes and compiled here for a second volume of this top-selling anthology by Vasicka and Stones Throw mainman Peanut Butter Wolf. Includes tracks by Hard Corps, In Trance 95, Philippe Laurent, Das Ding, Subject, Ohama, Geneva Jacuzzi, Ruins, Felix Kubin, In Aeternam Vale, Aural Indifference and more. Highly recommended.
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James Ferraro

Far Side Virtual

Hippos In Tanks

 
LP
£10.00
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On sale - was £13.99, now £10. Incredible new direction for Ferraro, one that is likely to divide fans. Personally I think this is amazing and a total surprise. This is like futuristic muzak as imagined in the early 90’s. A much cleaner, brighter sound with production values that evoke epic, bright dome-like shopping malls around the Christmas holidays. Nothing lo-fi or druggie about this but the whole concept is further out-there than anything Ferraro has touched on before. This also comes across as a celebration of the kind of music that accompanies those 20-minute cable adverts for abdominal Flexi Belts, one that puts this music on a pedestal and elevates it to high art, much in the same way JD Emmanuel made an artform out of new age music. Totally original and so far removed from all other contemporary underground music that’s you’d think Ferraro has been living in a bubble. Highly recommended.

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aTelecine

The Falcon And The Pod

Pendu Sound Recordings

 
LP
£4.00
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On sale - was £15.99, now £4. "aTelecine’s The Falcon And The Pod is the first in a trilogy of gatefold LPs (the next two installments: Sounds That Gods Fear, Are You Attracted To Wounded Animals). For folks who’ve heard the band’s noisier previous work - for instance A Cassette Tape Culture - the spacey, smeary, drifting and droning “ambient death dub” will come as a surprise. Ditto folks still hung-up on the fact that the electro-industrial quartet features Sasha Grey on voice, synth, tape loops, guitar, etc: This isn’t some easygoing vanity project. What we have is a patient, expansive collection, one that nods to interests in Coil, Psychic TV, Throbbing Gristle, Nurse With Wound, and Lustmord, among other things. Importantly, The Falcon drifts into its own hypnotic, weirdly insular and esoteric territories, ultimately sounding like nothing I’ve heard all year." - Brandon Stosuy.
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Zeitkratzer

Grand Orchestra

Tochnit Aleph

 
CD
£10.00
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On sale - was £12.99, now £10. Grand Orchestra, for mixed orchestra and bagpipes. Composed and directed by Reinhold Friedl. Performed by Zeitkratzer & guest at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, August 21, 2011.

"The score for Grand Orchestra has been developed for musicians, laymen, old people, children, adolescents, for anyone who likes to join in. Grand Orchestra is not for education. It’s not about explaining, intellectual understanding or the training of cultural values; rather it’s about having faith in the abilities and intuition of the players and their performance. The musicians of Zeitkratzer and additional guests took over the voice-leading of the instrumental groups, distributed in the space and enabling their amplification. In this way it was possible to create not only pure intensity but also dense and complex sound aggregates, through the blurring of playing techniques inside the different instrumental groups..."


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Hermann Nitsch

Eighth Symphony

Tochnit Aleph

 
2CD
£16.99
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"Recordings of the first performance of Nitsch's 8th Symphony (for Choir, Orchestra, and Noise Orchestra). Composed by Hermann Nitsch. Performed June 25th 1990 at the MAK Museum für angewandte Kunst, Vienna by Ensemble 20.Jahrhundert, Hugo Distler Chor, Blasorchester der Wiener E-Werke, Wolfgang Mitterer (Synthesizer).

Professionally recorded, extremely dramatic, dynamic, rich, full-blown orchestral music & noise, heavy drones, and austrian 'Volksmusik'.

Comes in big double-disc jewel case, including 2 posters with credits, photos, a part of the score, and the text 'Die Gigantische Symphonie' by Günter Brus.

The music was previously released by the Cortical Foundation in 2001 as a 2LP-Set limited to a mere 185 copies. Remastered for this CD Edition from the original tapes. The artwork, photos & texts are exclusive to this edition." - Tochnit Aleph.
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Mark McGuire and Charles Berlitz

Inner Tube

Pacific City Sound Visions

 
LP
£12.00
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On sale - was £15.99, now £12. Collaboration between Mark McGuire (Emeralds) and Spencer Clark as Charles Berlitz (The Skaters, Monopoly Child, Fourth World Magazine, Black Joker, etc). Recommended.

"On the lip of the wake these classy bro's have served up hot and toasties roasters for the ears and eyes: its the debut of Inner Tube, the project that took two heads, a lotsa boogers, and some extreme staring at the SEX WAX logo! Arriving just in time for the Aussie Summer and devoted to sick beaches like Mermaids and Swami's or Sunset Cliffs and Bondi, these two rolled taco munch crunchers studied the deepest references and private home movie eclipses to surf up 8 landscapes of hot licks both keys and strings alike! Comes with tons of stories from both Mark and Charles plus a surprise giant fold out poster of the two stoned in front of their favorite movies!" - Pacific City Sound Visions.


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Stereo

Somewhere In The Night

Minimal Wave

 
CD
£10.00
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On sale - was £19.99, now £10. “In 1982 I wrote, performed in, and produced Stereo with my partner Bernie Adam. We were a French band with an English singer, and released three maxi-singles and one LP in two years.” - Thierry Noritop.

"The fifteenth release on Minimal Wave, presented with original artwork on the cover, is Stereo's 'Somewhere In The Night'. Two of the tracks: Somewhere In The Night and No More first appeared on their 12'' releases in 1982 and 1983 respectively, and are now highly sought after. Both tracks became cult dance floor hits, and received radio airplay in Europe and the US throughout the 80's until now. The rest brings together the French band's best studio recordings from 1982-1985, and includes the previously unreleased 'Lover On The Run'. The CD is presented in a digipak, includes a card insert with photos of the band. The CD also includes 2 bonus tracks." - Minimal Wave.
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Charlemagne Palestine

Two Electronic Sonorities

Alga Marghen

 
LP (ltd.380)
£15.00
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On sale - was £19.99, now £15. "Alga Marghen proudly presents two seminal electronic music radical realizations by Charlemagne Palestine. These previously unpublished pieces confirm once more how advanced was his Golden Research already in the 1960s, a very personal approach to sound which would have later become so influential for future generations.

Continuous Sound, built by an ever-changing mix of adding and filtering white noise and simple sine tone generators, is the most solid sound construction that Charlemagne created in preparation of his lost electronic masterpiece L’Avventura, inspired by the Michelangelo Antonioni movie with the same title... Crown Chan is an electronic music piece created for a dance by Gus Solomon in 1970. Conceiving music for dancers gave Charlemagne the possibility to experiment and manipulate the reel tapes of some of his electronic sonorities... Edition limited to 380 copies." - Alga Marghen.


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Charlemagne Palestine & Janek Schaefer

Day Of The Demons

Desire Path Recordings

 
LP (ltd. 500)
£8.00
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On sale - was £15.99, now £8. Flame-red vinyl limited to 500 copies. Comes with full color custom die cut mask on 12 point card stock with elastic straps. Recorded on location at Charleworld Studios, Evere, Brussels.

"Through the unending fog and beyond the impassable door, a voice emerges. Charlemagne Palestine, writhing in uncontrollable terror, moves to ward off the demons for the sake of the listener by howling through the void. Janek Schaefer bellies a haven, a cocoon for the listener to hide in, to grasp some semblance of life that remains and hold on to it dearly. Bells chime ominously to help dispel the haunting and are yet another stark reminder of the impending doom. What hath wrought them? What can be done against them?..."


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In Trance 95

Cities Of Steel And Neon

Minimal Wave

 
LP
£16.00
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On sale - was £21.99, now £16. "Minimal Wave proudly presents Cities Of Steel And Neon, a compilation of early tape recordings by Greek electronic pioneers In Trance 95. In Trance 95 was formed by Alex Machairas and Nik Veliotis when they were just 18 years old. From its inception, the duo shaped their sound using portable analogue synthesizers and drum machines, becoming one of the first artists in the minimal synth / cold wave / EBM vein to come out of Greece in the 80s... Cities Of Steel And Neon features material recorded between 1988-1989: the unreleased 4-track recordings, the highly lauded first single Desire To Desire / Brazilia, and a rare version of 21st Century European Temptation. The LP, an edition of 999 hand-numbered copies, is pressed on 180 gram black vinyl and housed in a matte jacket with semi-gloss inner sleeve depicting 1989 video stills of the the duo." - Minimal Wave.

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James Ferraro

Rapture Adrenaline

Hundebiss

 
DVD (ltd.500)
£8.00
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On sale - was £15.99, now £8. Region free DVD reissue of the out-of-print VHS, limited to 500 copies. DVD edition includes "Welcome To Candyland", an exclusive interview with James Ferraro.

Originally released on a limited critically acclaimed VHS edition, this succulent re-issue present an exclusive extra, WELCOME TO CANDYLAND, an interview with the author and, at the same time, an exciting voyage through some cult virtual-hyper-reality-simulacro. The OJ chase, Hollywood forever cemetery, Dr. Phil are just some ingredients of this delicious visual trippy cake. The movie Rapture Adrenaline is an educational mixtape program, a cyber marine combat training video designed through primitive editing techinques. Operating mythological transformations of popular movie iconography, it reaches the merging point of the magical and the political. - Hundebiss.
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Hermann Nitsch

Nitsch Die Geburt des Dionysos Christos

Vinyl On Demand

 
3LP wooden box-set (ltd.450)
£60.00
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On sale - was £89.99, now £60. Much anticipated deluxe silkscreened wooden box set from Vinyl On Demand. Each one is numbered and contains a booklet. Strictly limited to 450 copies.

"Vinyl On Demand is very proud and honoured about this release. Excellent minimal and drone recording of Hermann Nitsch performed on the Brucknerorgel linz as well as at the Organ at his private Castle in Prinzendorf at the Zaya, Austria, both in 1986. The original has been released on edition hundertmark in a strictly limition edition (200 copies), absolutely famous recording." - Vinyl On Demand.
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Points Of Friction

Afterlife Dna Finger-Painting

Melon Expander

 
CD
£5.00
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On sale - was £9.99, now £5. "Points Of Friction formed in january of 1981, shortly after witnessing Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band perform live. Joseph Hammer, Damian Bisciglia, Tim Alexander, and Kenny Ryman were the core quartet though sometimes LAFMS (Los Angeles Free Music Society) founder Rick Potts would sit in, among others.

Their first recording was a spontaneous affair, the group members having no formal musical training (or even knowledge of "freely improvised music") relied on their voices and whatever else was at hand - wire mesh, sheet plastic, an old guitar, etc. gradually the group acquired electric instruments, toy keyboards, multi-track tape recorders, pedal effects, etc. and moved towards a more processed sound direction..."


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Rodger Stella

Nazot

Chocolate Monk

 
CDR
£5.99
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"More voltaic drip from the minefield of a mind of Rodger Stella (Macronympha). Two of the tracks here originally appeared on a super limited cassette on the Nazot label (hence the title here), but you probably missed that in your somnolence. Plus we get an extra 25 minute track,, thats over 77 minutes of zonked out sci-fi damage. A nausea inducing ride, seas on saturn style, using the same demented tape technique as on the Foucault Zombie sessions." - Chocolate Monk.

***Outer Space / Rodger Stella split 7" coming soon on Second Layer Records.***
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Toshi Ichiyanagi / Maki Ishii

Music For Living Process / Cho-Etsu

Edition RZ

 
LP
£14.00
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On sale - was £16.99, now £14. Music For Living Process for flute, shakuhachi, harp, percussion and 2 dancers (TOKK Ensemble, Tokyo). Cho-Etsu for shakuhachi, shell horns, harp, percussion and electronic sounds (TOKK Ensemble, Tokyo). Both tracks were composed in 1973 and were recorded live at the Akademie der Künste, Berlin on October 2nd and 14th, 1973. Included is a 4-page 12" sized booklet. For fans of early Japanese avant garde/electronic music and the Omega Point label.
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V/A: Toshi Ichiyanagi + Akiko Samukawa + Tomomi Adachi

Live Document: Hommage for Space

Omega Point

 
CD
£12.00
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On sale - was £16.99, now £12. Experimental Music of Japan Vol.1

"This is the live recording of the music performance held at the installation exhibition of Chiharu Shiota in the gallery of Kanagawa Kenmin Hall in Yokohama Japan last October. The performance was defined as Art Complex by Toshi Ichiyanagi from the music stand point of view. The content of music consists of live computer improvisation as well as some acoustic programed pieces by piano performance by Akiko Samukawa, Toshi Ichiyanagi and computer electronics by Tomomi Adachi to create the interpenetration of temporal and spacial situation in the gallery space. Includes: Morton Feldman '2 Pianos'; Toshi Ichiyanagi 'Time Sequence'; Michal Kleofas Oginski - Toshi Ichiyanagi 'Polonaise in A minor ojczyzny'; Improvisation, Hommage for Space." - Omega Point.
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Various Artists

Ju-Jikan: 10 Hours of Sound From Japan

23five

 
2CD
£8.00
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On sale - was £13.99, now £8. An exhibition companion compilation to SFMOMA's 2001 listening room program JU-JIKAN: 10 Hours of Sound From Japan, co-curated by Atau Tanaka, Ryoji Ikeda, and Shunichiro Okeda. JU-JIKAN's Double Compact Disc companion features compositions from Tamami Toro, Pain Jerk, Yasunao Tone, Nerve Net Noise, Otomo Yoshihide, Atau Tanaka, i.d., Masonna, Kozo Inada, Ichiro Nodaira, Hanatarash, Yuji Takahashi, Ryoji Ikeda, Merzbow, Kazuo Uehara, Astro, and Testuo Furudate. Comes with a 20 page booklet and original program details.
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Morton Feldman

First Recordings: 1950s

Mode

 
CD
£12.00
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On sale - was £14.99, now £12. "A remarkable discovery of over 75 minutes of Morton Feldman's music. This disc presents 13 unrecorded early works spanning 1950 to 1953, many previously unpublished. Features: His only work for magnetic tape, Intersection, realized in 8-channels by Feldman with John Cage and Earle Brown. Considered lost, the work has been restored and presented here for the first time in 40 years; His score for 2 cellos to Hans Namuth's film of Jackson Pollock, presented in its entirety including narration by Pollock himself; The solo piano collection Nature Pieces, which combine elements of Feldman's youth with his mature style, and the Variations written for a dance by Merce Cunningham; Previously missing works from the Extensions and Intermission cycles. The performances are superbly played by pianist Philipp Vandré and the Turfan Ensemble from Frankfurt." - Mode. Recommended.
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DJ Spinn & DJ Rashad

Girl Bust Down

Juke Trax

 
12 inch
£5.00
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On sale - was £7.99, now £5. Classic footwork tracks from two of Chicago best. The redundant phrase, it takes a village to raise a child, never rang more true than with DJ Spinn & DJ Rashad. At the ages of 10, DJ Spinn & DJ Rashad learned from Chicago Ghetto House legends Paul Johnson, DJ Chip, DJ Thadz, and DJ Funk. These tracks are what a lifetime of learning has produced. Blending ghetto house, juke, and techno, footwork is taking over Chicago’s eardrums. Look out for forthcoming releases on Planet Mu from both artists.
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DJ Diamond

Flight Muzik

Planet Mu

 
2LP
£8.00
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On sale - was £12.99, now £8. Double vinyl edition. Another solid footwork release from Planet Mu and this is definitely one of the strongest and most progressive. Dark alien, desolate atmospherics with choppy, clinical percussion. A much more out-there feel compared to the previous footwork releases and this one definitely feels more like a proper album with a strong concept rather than a collection of tracks. Highly recommended.

"DJ Diamond is 24 year old Karlis Griffin from the West Side of Chicago. He has been producing music since the age of 13 and DJing since 20, heading the 'Flight Muzik' clique of footwork producers.

You might recall his two tracks from our 'Bangs & Works Vol.1' footwork compilation of last year. In addition he's also released several mix cds in Chicago, but this, his first international album showcases his unique style of footwork music..."


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Sickness

Ruiner

Freak Animal

 
LP (ltd.250)
£15.99
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"One of the leading names in American harsh noise returns with a new album, presenting new sides of the project. This full length 40 minute vinyl LP delivers the best known Sickness fast cut-up hysteria, but also droning lo-fi rumbles and sharp live noise butchery. Edition of 250 copies." - Freak Animal Records.
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OVMN

Optimum Volume Maximum Noise

Freak Animal / Industrial Recollections

 
CD
£10.99
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Macronympha side project, the early protagonists of wall of noise. Originally released on Mother Savage Noise Productions, reissued by Industrial Recollections. Essential.
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Swans

Swans Are Dead (Live 1995-97)

Young God

 
2CD
£10.00
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On sale - was £14.99, now £10. Live material compiled from Great Annihilator World Tour ('96) and Final Tour ('97).

"Aside from the early self-eviscerating era of Swans the 2 tours captured on this album are my favourite live recordings of Swans. Somehow, all the different periods of the band came together here, and I remember the performances as being transporting and even transcendent. That's my own experience of course, but my instinct tells me the audience experienced it that way too. The sound quality of these recordings is good-to-excellent, in my opinion. In fact, of all the Swans albums, this is the one I feel most comfortable listening to. I mean "comfortable" in the sense that the recording seems to have captured the performance and intent of the music. There's some reviews below. If you choose to purchase this, yes, play it loud, and I hope it gives you pleasure." - Michael Gira/Young God Records 2008.
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Shift / Sick Seed

Split

Freak Animal

 
CD
£5.00
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On sale - was £10.99, now £5. "Shift at his most aggressive here. Monolith track from harsh crackling industrial noise with aggressive voice to thick and heavy droning sounds with subtle spoken word sampling. Sick Seed presents 3 tracks of caveman power electronics. Ugly, fierce and nasty stuff." - Freak Animal.
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Sudden Infant

Solothurn

RRR

 
CD
£7.99
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Reissue of 1994 release on Pure. 'Solothurn' 1994 by Joke Lanz and Dave Phillips and 'Sperm + Egg' 1993 by Joke Lanz with Danielle Sklar. Comes in a cardboard slipcase with new artwork and photocopied insert. Each cover is individual.
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Dave Phillips

IIIII

Ground Fault

 
CD
£6.00
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On sale - was £9.99, now £6. "IIIII continues the tradition of the unique Scimpfluch-Gruppe style found in the previous four titles; I, II, III and IIII released on various other labels. The random bursts of sounds are great but the sporadic silence is the glue that brings it all together to form a brilliant listening experience. Powerfully mastered by Randy Yau, this release has all the aggressiveness of a Series III release but the small sounds and important silence found throughout forces it into the Series II group.

Dave Phillips has been performing since 1987 and is also involved in Ohne (1997-present), Fear of God (1986-88 & 2002-2003), Sudden Infant (1990-1996) and Schimpfluch-Gruppe (1991-present). Fans of Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock will love this CD." - Ground Fault.
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LA Vampires featuring Matrix Metals

So Unreal

Not Not Fun

 
LP (ltd.600)
£8.00
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On sale - was £15.99, now £8. "Episode two in season one of the LA Vampires collab Chronicles finds her joining forces with elusive alien discotech-head Matrix Metals of the nomadic Outer Limits Recordings cabal. Blurry ornate cassette-loop architectures groove and grind under jazzy Casio canopies while Ms. LA Vamps screws it all down and layers in additional square wave keyboard lines, echo chamber FX, drum machine detailing, low-end throbs, and sings lead on a gold spraypainted microphone. The entire LP’s got that ‘melting-on-the-dashboard’ warped-world tonality of all the best Outer Limits tracks... Sleeve has glamour-style Nagelized portrait/collage artwork by Spencer Longo, plus a full-colour insert. Edition of 600 copies." - Not Not Fun. Recommended.
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Various Artists

RRR-1000

RRR

 
LP
£15.00
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On sale - was £18.99, now £15. Long awaited 'follow up' to the RRR-500 LP (which had 500 different artists 'performing' one lock groove each), this time with 20 different artists, each handling 50 grooves each. Each LP comes in a completely unique handmade sleeve (i.e. no two are at all the same!).

Featuring: AMK, Aaron Dilloway, Thomas Dimuzio, Kevin Drumm, Carlos Giffoni, Incapacitants, GX Jupitter-Larsen, Jason Lescalleet, Francisco Lopez, Lasse Marhaug, The New Blockaders, Jerome Noetinger, Damion Romero, Prurient, RLW, Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock, Sudden Infant, Keith Fullerton Whitman, C. Spencer Yeh, and Otomo Yoshihide.

"Personally, I think this one is twice as good as RRR-500. When I sent out the invitations I specifically asked for harsh and aggressive grooves and guess what? These guys know how to deliver the goods - all covers hand decorated by yours truly in my typical Ron style." - Ron Lessard/RRR.
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6CD box-set
Psychic TV, Themes, 6CD box-set
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CD in wooden box (ltd.1000)
Merzbow, Eucalypse, CD in wooden box (ltd.1000)
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CD+DVD
Gorgoroth, Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam, CD+DVD
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LP (ltd.330)
Anton Bruhin, Deux Pipes, LP (ltd.330)
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LP (ltd.310)
Philip Corner, Coldwater Basin No.2, LP (ltd.310)
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LP (ltd.270)
Ulises Carrion, The Poets Tongue, LP (ltd.270)
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4CD
Sissy Spacek, California Ax, 4CD
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7 inch
Bruce Russell / John Wiese, Fronts, 7 inch
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LP picture-disc (ltd.100)
Vagina Dentata Organ, Live In Berlin, LP picture-disc (ltd.100)
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CD
Ax, Metal Forest, CD
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CD
Edward Ka-Spel, Tanith And The Lion Tree, CD
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2CD
Nurse With Wound, A Sucked Orange / Scrag, 2CD
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CD
Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland (Hype Williams), Black Is Beautiful, CD
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LP + CD
Black Sun Roof, Feral, LP + CD
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2LP
Sonic Youth, Smart Bar Chicago 1985, 2LP
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2LP
Sensations Fix, Music Is Painting In the Air (1974 - 1977), 2LP
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CD
Cut Hands, Black Mamba, CD
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LP (ltd.500)
Locrian & Christoph Heemann, S/T, LP (ltd.500)
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CD (ltd.300)
The Rita, The Rack, CD (ltd.300)
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CD (ltd.200)
John Wiese, Mirror, CD (ltd.200)
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LP (ltd.100)
The Tenses, Conform, LP (ltd.100)
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cassette (ltd.50)
Mania / Hal Hutchinson, Kollaborative Wreckage, cassette (ltd.50)
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LP
Etat Brut, Mutations et Protheses, LP
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2LP
Cliff Martinez, Drive O.S.T., 2LP
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CD
Evil Moisture / Macronympha, The Tentacles Of The Octopus, CD
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cassette
Tenzenmen, Quarrychase, cassette
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7 inch
Chains Of Death Command, Human Waste Music, 7 inch
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2LP (ltd.1000)
The Shadow Ring, Remains Unchanged, 2LP (ltd.1000)
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LP
The Skaters, Physicalities of the Sensibilities, LP
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LP (ltd.500)
Incapacitants / Sewer Election, Mental Derivatives / Shining Obsession, LP (ltd.500)
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CD
V/A: Messthetics #100, Messthetics Greatest Hits, CD
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zine
Various Artists, Fördämning #1, zine
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CD
Entre Vifs, Heavy Duty, CD
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7 inch (ltd.350)
The Bowles, S/T, 7 inch (ltd.350)
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2CD
John Cage / Morton Feldman, Music for Keyboard 1935–1948 / The Early Years, 2CD
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CD
Robbie Basho, Twilight Peaks, CD
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2CD
Morton Feldman, Triadic Memories, 2CD
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CD
Incapacitants, Mon, Ma? Mon!!!, CD
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CD
Due Process, Combine I - XVIII, CD
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CD
Emil Beaulieau, Dedicated to Richard Rupenus, CD
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LP (ltd.500)
Halflings, Self Esteem, LP (ltd.500)
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LP + tote bag (ltd.500)
V/A: RRR-RSR, Record Store Record, LP + tote bag (ltd.500)
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LP (ltd.1000)
Outer Space, II, LP (ltd.1000)
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