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Torn Light Records
356 Ludlow Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45220
513-873-6995

Monday - Saturday
11:00AM - 8:00PM

Sunday
11:00AM - 5:00PM

Torn Light Records

We are an independent brick & mortar record store in Cincinnati, OH.

We offer a wide selection of new and used titles instore, on our website, and via our Discogs profile.

Torn Light Records also operates Fantastique HQ Distribution, a wholesaler of highly curated import and domestic labels.
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FEATURED ITEMS

  • Greyhound – I Felt The Sun
    $10.00 | Add to cart

    Hazy sad loops, rudimentary for supreme taste mixing and molasses vocals. Greyhound is one of my favorite projects happening for the past several years. Tapes & online releases appear from [...]

  • DJ Cathycat – Game of 1000 Cubes CS
    $6.00 | Add to cart

    GAME OF 1000 CUBES “A spooky mix of horror game OST rips from the third-best-selling sixth-generation video game console. The perfect soundtrack for searching for missing siblings and [...]

  • King Gizzard – Live at Levitation ’14 CS
    $6.00 | Add to cart

    This is a bootleg cassette of King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard’s live set at Carson Creek Ranch in Austin, TX on May 2nd, 2014 — the band’s first performance […]

  • King Gizzard – Teenage Gizzard CS
    $6.00 | Add to cart

    TEENAGE GIZZARD Description of “Teenage Gizzard” from the KGLW website: “I am 3 early singles, 2 early B sides, our first (kinda non official) EP, and a song I found […]

  • Flanger Magazine – After the Bend LP
    $24.00 | Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Excellent mix of folk, free jazz that will make you dig hard for library records the rest of your life.” – Alex After the […]

  • Jeph Jerman – Errant Gyres
    $11.00 | Add to cart

    Errant Gyre, a new release by legendary sound artist Jeph Jerman (Hands To/Big Body parts) consisting of recordings from 1983, 2016, and 2021–2022. Corroded, reassembled audio-collages scouring [...]

  • Solmania – Erosion LP (Pre-Order)
    $25.00 | , Add to cart

    Please Note: This item is a PRE-ORDER – Expected to ship the week of May 30th, 2022 (Please consider unforeseen pandemic related delays in shipping / manufacturing / etc.) Label […]

  • Merzbow – Magnesia Nova 2LP (Pre-Order)
    $32.00 | , Add to cart

    Please Note: This item is a PRE-ORDER – Expected to ship the week of May 30th, 2022 (Please consider unforeseen pandemic related delays in shipping / manufacturing / etc.) Label […]

  • French Police – French Police CS
    $9.00 | Add to cart

    French Police – S/T ‘Post-Punk: (originally called new musick) A strangely elusive term from the 1970’s encompassing such a vast range of sonic tapestries it almost seems to lose its [...]

  • French Police – Pedaleo Nocturno CS
    $9.00 | Add to cart

    French Police – Pedaleo Nocturno ‘Growing more and more into their own special, unique blend of Chicago Post-Punk, and further refining their unforgettable sound born on their S/T [...]

  • Marlo & Lutia Lauzon – Marlo & Lutia Lauzon CS
    $7.00 | Add to cart

    1975 Canadian hippy folk rarity, now on tape from Nagrania Cukiernicze recorded in Skidegate, British Columbia which is on the Queen Charlotte Islands and was pressed at Rada Records in […]

  • Marv – Basse Danse CS
    $10.00 | Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Magical little tape here, hits on all cylinders. Label hails from Boone NC, artists from Durham NC. Places both family and friends are located […]

SPECIALTY ITEMS

  • Buzzcocks – A Different Kind Of Tension
    $25.00 | , , Add to cart

    I.R.S. Records – SP 009 1980 US Media Condition – VG+, few light marks on both sides Sleeve Condition – VG, record comes in OG inner (which has a seam […]

  • Living Colour – Vivid
    $40.00 | , , Add to cart

    Epic – FE 44099 1988 US Media Condition – VG+ Sleeve Condition – VG+, record comes in OG inner, light ringwear and edge wear

  • Allen Toussaint – Southern Nights
    $60.00 | , , Add to cart

    Reprise Records – MS 2186 1975 US Media Condition – VG+, some light scuff marks on both sides Sleeve Condition – VG, ringwear, edge wear

  • Toussaint* ‎– Life, Love And Faith
    $65.00 | , , Add to cart

    Reprise Records – MS 2062 1972 US Media Condition – VG, some scuff marks on both sides Sleeve Condition – VG, mark on cover, ringwear, edge wear

  • James White & The Blacks – Off White (’79 German pressing)
    $24.00 | , , Add to cart

    ZE Records/Island Records – 202 452-320 1979 Germany Media Condition – VG+ Sleeve Condition – VG, partially removed barcode stickers on cover, edge wear

  • Sonic Youth + I.C.P.* + The Ex – In The Fishtank 9
    $12.00 | , , Add to cart

    Konkurrent – fish 9 2002 US Media Condition – VG+, few light marks here and there Sleeve Condition – VG+, light sleevewear

  • Eric Dolphy And Booker Ervin With The Mal Waldron Sextet – The Quest
    $45.00 | , , Add to cart

    Prestige – PR 7579 1972 US reissue Media Condition – VG, some scuff marks on both sides Sleeve Condition – G+, rip in top left corner, some wear from moisture […]

  • Yo La Tengo – Camp Yo La Tengo
    $25.00 | , , Add to cart

    Matador – OLE 171-7 1995 US, 45 rpm blue vinyl Media Condition – VG+ Sleeve Condition – VG+, very light mark where sticker used to be on cover

  • Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
    $30.00 | , , Add to cart

    Factory – FAC 23 1980 UK single Media Condition – VG+, few very light marks on both sides Sleeve Condition – VG+, light ringwear and edge wear

  • Smog / Suckdog – I’m Going To Be Married / My Shell – Astronaut
    $24.00 | , , Add to cart

    #1 Hits! – HIT 001 1991 US EP Media Condition – VG+ Sleeve Condition – VG, light ringwear, some creasing, edge wear

  • Blurt – The Fish Needs A Bike
    $14.00 | , , Add to cart

    Armageddon Records – AS 013 1981 UK 45 rpm single Media Condition – VG+, some light marks on B-side Sleeve Condition – VG, few marks and ringwear, light edge wear […]

  • 45 Grave – Black Cross (OG Pressing)
    $55.00 | , , Add to cart

    Goldar Records – 1401 1981 US single Media Condition – VG+, few light marks here and there Sleeve Condition – VG+, very light ringwear and edge wear

STAFF PICKS

  • Seikatsu Kojyo Iinkai – S/T
    $31.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Two wild ones from Aguirre out now, Masayuki Takayanaki’s monster 1971 live set “La Grima”, and this ferocious 1975 meeting of Kautoki Umezu, [...]

  • Extreme Prejudice – Blu-Ray
    $16.00 | Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Walter Hill’s lost 1987 masterpiece FINALLY gets an HD release and I’m so, so stoked. Stacked cast, tense action; it’s one of the best […]

  • Charli XCX – Crash
    $22.00 | Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Eulogy for late 90’s/early 00’s pop music.” – Cleo Raging power for the 21st century. Brilliant sound and production. Untouchable hooks and melodies. [...]

  • Flanger Magazine – After the Bend LP
    $24.00 | Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Excellent mix of folk, free jazz that will make you dig hard for library records the rest of your life.” – Alex After the […]

  • Stereolab – Dots & Loops (Expanded Edition)
    $35.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Picking one Stereolab record out of the slew we got in recently for my recommendation was a challenge, because each of their records has […]

  • Doctor Bionic – The Invisible Hand
    $21.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “This would be the funky overworld music if The World Ends with You was set in Cincinnati.” – Cath Diving into the realm of […]

  • David Tholfsen – Walk With Me
    $20.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Layered vocal melodies that guide you through a natural world. FFO Avant yodeling.” – Dan David Tholfsen is an American musician and artist living [...]

  • Bikini Kill – Reject All American
    $18.00 | , Add to cart

    REISSUED!!! BIKINI KILL’s final studio album originally released in 1996 on Kill Rock Stars.  Bikini Kill was a feminist punk band that was based in Olympia, WA and Washington, DC, […]

  • Rites Of Spring – End On End
    $18.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “I don’t really care about punk or emo music outside of this record, but god,,,,,,this record” – Cleo BACK IN STOCK!!! 1984 was a […]

  • Sonic Youth – Bad Moon Rising
    $18.00 | , Add to cart

    Sonic Youth’s second full-length LP Bad Moon Rising was originally released on Homestead and Blast First in 1985. The album is a fascinating examination of “the junction where hippie idealism [...]

  • Treasury Of Puppies – S/T (2nd Pressing)
    $22.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Once again more music from Gothenburg & once again it is absolutely incredible. We have both Treasury of Puppies LPs stocked currently, buy them […]

  • The Flex – Chewing Gum For The Ears
    $20.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “The Flex Returns after keeping low on the radar for years. Chewing Gum For The Ears is a powerhouse in the NWOBHC style. The […]

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