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Alex’s Staff Picks

  • taupe set xl – shadow of venus
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    This sophomore release by taupe set xl for Noir Age sees Miami-based artist and hypnosis practitioner Kristen Soller emerge from the tranquil ocean expanse to glide amongst the inner planets. Her [...]

  • RRR-1000 (20 Artists-50 Lock Grooves Each)
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    20 artists + 50 lock grooves each = 1000 lock grooves. Absolute insanity

  • Alex Cunningham – As Slow as the Stream
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    “After several stand out collaborative releases, including a duo LP with Mark Shippy and another duo LP with Claire Rousay, violinist Alex Cunningham returns to solo form with As Slow as [...]

  • Here Comes Your Midnight Man – A Folk Mixtape – Radio Topo #5
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    Recycled C60 CS Folk mixtape curated by Alex York (Torn Light/Fantastique) & John Rich (Wasteland Jazz Unit / No Response) C60 (minus a few min’s) of downer folk. Dreary and sad, broken [...]

  • Equipment Pointed Ankh – Without Human Permission
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    Originally the brainchild of Jim Marlowe (Tropical Trash, Teal Grapefruit, etc), Equipment Pointed Ankh has been churning out material since 2016, with a handful of tape releases, a previous LP, [...]

  • Sean McCann – Ten Impressions for Piano & Strings
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    Recorded throughout 2010 and 2011, assembled in 2012, edition of 300. Soothing ambient textures. Sean McCann is a composer, musician, and curator who examines pastoral and bizarre beauty. He also [...]

  • JD Swift – CD
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    In June 2021, an unmarked package arrived at the Psychic Liberation headquarters. The small box, which had no return address, contained three items: a thumb drive, a printed message from a notes [...]

  • Neutral – Live Pa Autodidaktik
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    Everyone who reads this most likely have the same reason to do this & know what it’s all about. As said in previous sales pitches – Gothenburg is the centre of the universe. It’s a bold [...]

  • Amirtha Kidambi & Lea Bertucci – Phase Eclipse
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    “Excited to announce a vinyl reissue of this amazing debut! Long OOP and previously only available as a cassette! Grab your copy on gorgeous vinyl now! To celebrate the reissue, we have a [...]

  • MattxIbarra (H2L Reissue)
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    Matt Ibarra presents “Seventeen” a double LP working through 6 compositions. Soothing minimalist ambient akin to Loscil or Windy & Carl.

  • Aaron Dilloway & Lucrecia Dalt – Lucy & Aaron LP
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    ARTIST STATEMENTS “I met Aaron in Madeira around 10 years ago, and I was blown away by his set, when I was going to tour the US for the first time, Forest, my US my booking agent asked me if I [...]

  • Sibylle Baier – Colour Green
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    “Colour Green” was recorded in Germany in the 1970-1973. In a particularly dark and moody period of her young life, Claudine, a friend of Sibylle’s, dragged her out from under [...]

  • Sewer Election – Antarktis CD
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    Six tracks of icy, dry, blistering, barren and unforgiving noise. Recorded and mixed at Studio Malign, Kortedala, 2021. Electronics, metal objects and reel-to-reel tape manipulation. Digipak CD.

  • Daniel Bachman – Axacan
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    Daniel Bachman has never shied away from bold musical statements, those that follow his exacting vision for what can be seen as “guitar music”. The bold and engrossing [...]

  • Atrax Morgue – Close To A Corpse 2xLP + 2xCD
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    “Close To a Corpse” is an illuminating immersion into the remarkable potential of synth processes by one of the most exciting artists in the Italian industrial/noise field. Among the [...]

  • Karima Walker – Waking The Dreaming Body
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    Tucson artist Karima Walker has long nurtured a duality within her work as a musician, developing her own sonic language as a sound designer in tandem with her craft as a singer/songwriter. The [...]

  • Veloso Caetano – S/T
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    Originally released in 1968, CAETANO VELOSO’s debut album did for Brazilian music what the Beatles’ Sgt. Peppers did for rock & roll, giving birth to the soon-to-be Tropicalia movement, [...]

  • Anna Hogberg Attack – Lena
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    A primal force of something… real. I have listened back and forth to the new album of Anna Högberg`s “Attack” numerous times now and it hit me like a split axe in a split second: This music [...]

  • Neutral – Gra Vag Gamlestaden
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    Neutral’s seminal album, Grå Våg Gamlestaden, is widely considered ground zero for the explosion of creativity that has transpired in the Swedish Underground ever since. It is the noisy [...]

  • Shredded Nerve – Blind World
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    More tense atmospheres, ringing loops and absolute obfuscation from the deft hands of Justin Lakes, aka Shredded Nerve. Stumbling through a broken landscape in total darkness, the clang of [...]

  • Chlorine – Time Sleeps Again CS
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    Hailing from Louisville, KY, Chlorine is the incredibly addicting output of Joey Magnum and Jake Terry. These two have been on fire the last couple years with non-stop output from myriad [...]

  • Enhet För Fri Musik ‎– Ömhet & Skilsmässa LP
    $33.00 | Add to cart

    New Enhet För Fri Musk album, recorded in Gothenburg and Malmö 2020 by Hugo Randulv, Sofie Herner, Gustaf Dicksson, Matthias Andersson and Dan Johansson. A concept album on relationships, family [...]

  • Chris Corsano & Bill Orcutt ‎– Made Out Of Sound
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    LP version. “Sadly, many will hear Chris Corsano & Bill Orcutt‘s latest LP, Made Out of Sound, as ‘not-jazz,’ though it would be more aptly described as [...]

  • New Order ‎– Off The Wall (S.O.36 Berlin May ’81)
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    80’s Boot S.O.36 Berlin May ’81 Media Condition – VG+ Sleeve Condition – VG+

  • Various ‎– Sound Proof No 0 (Amsterdam 1978) LP
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    Published and sold on an audiocassette by Ulises Carrìon (recently rediscovered thanks to an important Alga Marghen retrospective LP) , who in 1975 “created” the legendary Amsterdam [...]

  • Low Life – Catholic Guilt 7″
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    Label Description: New 7” from Sydney’s Low Life featuring two previously unreleased tracks which tie up loose ends from the band’s first wave period. ‘Catholic Guilt’ was originally leftover [...]

  • Night Foundation – I Had A Feeling
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    Psychic Liberation presents the “Sonic Encyclopedia Series”, an eclectic batch of short run tapes aiming to explore and document a wide cross section of aural content around the [...]

  • Greyhound – Wilted Pansies In A Broken Vase
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    Greyhound is a solo recording project based out of one of Metro Detroit’s most damaged zones Pontiac MI . On this recording he utilizes a wide range of influences to create earthy sound [...]

  • Alan Vega – Mutator
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    Alan Vega’s name is synonymous with unfettered, tireless creativity. Beginning in the late 1950s, when he was a fine art student at Brooklyn College, through his years playing in Suicide, and all [...]

  • Pedestrian Deposit – Debilitant • Erase • Stitching 3xCS
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    Label Description: The early, solo-project era of PD had two concurrent but intentionally separate behaviors; the all encompassing genre-hybrid for which is most commonly known, and another [...]

  • Eliane Radigue – Jetsun Mila
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    Originally released on Lovely Music in 1987. Jetsun Mila is inspired by the life of Milarepa, a great yogi and poet of Tibet who lived in the 11th century. The story of his life as told to his [...]

  • Roscoe Mitchell & Mike Reed – The Ritual And The Dance
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      Roscoe Mitchell: reeds Mike Reed: drums, electronics Recorded by Michael Huon at the Oorstof concert series Zuiderpershuis, Antwerp, Belgium, October 22, 2015. Live concert produced by [...]

  • Dave Phillips – Disappear LP
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    Label Description: Disappear was born of something that ceased to be, suddenly, unexpectedly, painfully. like two mirrors that reflected too strongly and burst. the shards that were left tell a [...]

  • Heron ‎– S/T
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    Trading Places present a reissue of Heron‘s self-titled album, originally released in 1970. Short-lived British folk-rock band Heron was formed in the suburban town of Maidenhead, [...]

  • Sun Ra ‎– The Heliocentric Worlds Of Sun Ra, Volume 2
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    2019 repress. 180-gram black vinyl. Volume two of Sun Ra‘s classic Heliocentric recordings from the 1960s. The astonishing sessions that went light years beyond “free jazz” [...]

  • Mamman Sani – Unreleased Tapes (1981-1984)
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    Experimentation in early electronic music in the Sahara from the singular Mamman Sani. Dreamy organs and droning melodies reinterpret ancient folk tradition into sublime fantastical soundscape. [...]

  • Caetano Veloso – Transa
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    Transa is the fourth album by Brazilian musician Caetano Veloso, released on 1972 by PolyGram. Like its predecessor, it was recorded while the artist was exiled in London, though he returned to [...]

  • Kenny Knight – Crossroads
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    The first-ever reissue of the private-press country-rock rarity by Colorado auto body painter, Marine, and garage band lifer Kenny Knight—he played in the original ’60s Black Flag—Crossroads [...]

  • Apaixonar – Bravelove CS
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    ‘Modular synthesis from Brandon Hill (Starved Relations, Cloud Rat, Plagues etc.) exploring themes of a Black / Portuguese heritage, adoption, and the sonic and emotional unknown. Debut [...]

  • Possessor – Blu-Ray
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    From the visionary mind of writer/director Brandon Cronenberg, POSSESSOR is an arresting sci-fi thriller about elite corporate assassin Tasya Vos. Using brain-implant technology, Vos takes [...]

  • Allesandro Cortini – Risveglio
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    Though known as a touring and recording musician associated with Nine Inch Nails, Alessandro Cortini has really come into his own via his Forse trilogy, and his 2014 Hospital Productions debut, [...]

  • Doug & Jean Carn – Spirit Of The New Land
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    Of all the artists who recorded for the Black Jazz label, keyboardist and composer Doug Carn was the most prolific, releasing four albums for the imprint. 1972’s Spirit of the New Land was [...]

  • Airway/Hijokaidan – The Lowest Form Of Music
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    A powerhouse pairing of pioneering ensembles of improvised music! Los Angeles Free Music Society titans Airway and Japanese icons Hijokaidan energetically tear through two discs of [...]

  • Ploy – Unlit Signals 2LP [Techno, Industrial]
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    Taking reference from the rave energy that has passed through decades of UK dance music and combining influences from harder, noisy, industrial tropes that carry a similar raw approach, Ploy [...]

  • Pearls Before Swine – One Nation Underground (4AD reissue)
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    Another time, indeed! It’s been fifty years since Pearls Before Swine first appeared. A genteel, oft-hushed missive from a far corner of the psychedelic hive mind, One Nation Underground [...]

  • Soft Shoulder – Not The New One
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    This has barely left the turntable since our order came in from James Fella. One of the best No Wave/Post Punk records I have heard in years. Clanging guitars, free improv interludes & [...]

  • Lapse – Nothing Feels Right
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    Blown out and massed patterns of red-line scrape and abrasion; cyclical and blaring, a thunderstorm of gutter-nihilism emanates from the streets and sewers of NYC. 40 continuous minutes of rugged [...]

  • David Stoughton ‎– Transformer [1968]
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    EKS-74034 Elektra 1968 Incredible 1968 Media Condition – VG+ [One long mark that does not affect play.] Sleeve Condition – VG [Lots of writing on jacket, drill hole in upper left corner.]

  • Aaron Dilloway / Robert Turman / John Wiese – Electronic Extension
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    You could refer to this as a “meeting of the minds” – and it’s also like, the hundreth good noise/experimental CD to come out this year. It’s the concrete Wiese edit [...]

  • John Coltrane – Giant Steps (60th Anniversary edition)
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    A remastered, deluxe 2-LP with the original album plus a bonus disc of alternate takes and versions – including rehearsal and incomplete tracks, as well as false starts – only [...]

  • Marsh Chapel – Child Of YHWH
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    New Torn Light release that we have been more than excited to work on with Drew & the crew. Torn Light has a huge place in our heart for records like this. 2020 has been a year of things [...]

  • Aube-Spindrift
    $17.00 | Add to cart

    AMAZING REISSUE (another one!?) Originally released in 1992… Utilizing only the sound of water – the first release on legendary G.R.O.S.S.  imprint… A listen that will engulf [...]


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