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Staff Picks – April 2021

April 2021’s archived staff picks.


Alex’s Picks

  • Chlorine – Time Sleeps Again CS
    $7.00 | Add to cart

    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 [...]

  • Low Life – Catholic Guilt 7″
    $10.00 | Add to cart

    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 [...]

Brandon’s Picks

  • Nuovo Testamento – New Earth LP
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    Please Note: This item is a PRE-ORDER – Orders will be shipping the week of June 30! Label Description: Nuovo Testamento is the Los Angeles & Bologna-based trio featuring members of [...]

  • Paranoid Time – RATLife
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    A relentless scorched earth blast of speaker-shredding intensity from the machete-wielding Michigan madman. It’s an incendiary, full-volume bombshell of sonic burn and barbaric rust that combines [...]

  • Manuel Göttsching ‎– E2-E4
    $24.00 | , Add to cart

    2020 repress. 180-gram LP version with embossed chessboard artwork print and printed inner sleeve. In celebration of the 2016 35th anniversary of the December 12, 1981, recording of Manuel [...]

  • Itsi Ramirez – Itsi Ramirez
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    Itsï Ramirez C24

Cleo’s Picks

  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez – Chronicle Of A Death Foretold
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    Marquez’s brilliant non-linear take on a typical detective story. One of Marquez’s few works that isn’t in the realm of magical realism, this quick and bitter tale of revenge [...]

  • Holly Herndon – PROTO
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    Holly’s third full-length album PROTO isn’t about A.I., but much of it was created in collaboration with her own A.I.‘baby’, Spawn. For the record, she assembled a contemporary ensemble of [...]

  • V/A – Lacerations
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    Six international artists showcased across two compact discs of shredding sound, clattering depths, power electronics violence, and deafening discordance. Though a diverse compilation, [...]

  • Joe McPhee – Black Is The Color: Live in Poughkeepsie and New Windsor, 1969-70
    $19.00 | Read more

    Never-before-issued music from three very different settings in upstate New York, all recorded in the period running up to Poughkeepsie multi-instrumentalist Joe McPhee‘s Nation Time (CVSD [...]

  • LEYA – Flood Dream
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    The sophomore album from New York-based duo LEYA, Flood Dream, is a haunting, collection of structurally concise and aurally spacious songs for harp, violin, and voice that move between intense [...]

  • V/A – New Forces (NF103) CD
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    In celebration of the 10th anniversary of New Forces we assembled a compilation CD featuring all-new tracks from 12 New Forces affiliated acts. A snapshot of the sorts of artists this label is [...]

Dan’s Picks

  • Alien Nosejob – HC45 -2
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    ALIEN NOSEJOB – HC45-2 7″ (LUNGS-177) The second installment of ALIEN NOSEJOB’s hardcore alter-ego that is also called ALIEN NOSEJOB. Blasting frantic riffs over snappy drums [...]

  • V/A – Pacific Breeze: JapaneseCity Pop, AOR & Boogie 1976-1986
    $32.00 | , Read more

    Pacific Breeze documents Japan’s blast into the stratosphere. By the 1960s, the nation had achieved a postwar miracle, soaring to become the world’s second largest economy. Thriving tech exports [...]

  • Aviador Dro ‎– Nuclear, Sí
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    Formed in Madrid in 1979. Influenced equally by Dadaism and Futurist ideas as by the contemporary sounds of bands such as Devo, Throbbing Gristle, or Cabaret Voltaire, they started creating their [...]

  • Engürdetz – Svin LP (pre brainbombs)
    $26.00 | Read more

    “Svin” was issued in 1987 in the staggering amounts of 18(!) copies, sold to the close circuit of friends and with only a half-handful of copies going outside of Sweden (perhaps). It [...]

  • Wayfaring Strangers: Darkscorch Canticles
    $25.00 | , Read more

    With Warfaring Strangers: Darkscorch Canticles, the impacts of Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath on US shores and heartlands is revealed as a bludgeoning previously undescribed. In this collection, [...]

Hannah’s Picks

  • V/A – Kankyo Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & NewAge Music 1980-1990
    $55.00 | , Read more

    Light In The Attic’s Japan Archival Series continues with Kankyō Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990, an unprecedented overview of the country’s vital minimal, [...]

  • Anne Briggs – Anne Briggs
    $23.00 | , Read more

    This eponymous 1971 debut album by Anne Briggs, largely unavailable for 48 years, is widely regarded as a pillar of any folk collection. Re-issued here as part of the Topic Treasures series – [...]

  • Female Species – Tales Of My Lost Love
    $22.00 | , Read more

    Behold the Female Species! A once-in-a-decade discovery of two sisters, married to music for life, always charging forward, indefatigable, indomitable, at last seen and heard. From their origins [...]

  • Rob Noyes – Arc Minutes
    $21.00 | , Add to cart

    A dazzling display of 12-string melodicism, Arc Minutes is the second full-length LP from once New Englander, now Tokyo-based, instrumentalist Rob Noyes. If one had to pin an influence from the [...]

  • Mdou Moctar – Ilana (The Creator)
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    Born in a nomad camp in Niger and now a leading figure of desert rock, Mdou Moctar has enjoyed one of quickest rises to success. In contrast to the polished style of Imarhan or Bombino, Mdou [...]

Jon’s Picks

  • Hosono – Cochin Moon
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    The unbelievably prolific Haruomi Hosono is one of the major architects of modern Japanese pop music. With his encyclopedic knowledge of music and boundless curiosity for new sounds, Hosono is [...]

  • The Fall ‎– Live At St. Helens Technical College, 1981
    $35.00 | , Add to cart

    “I’ve had the pleasure of being a [The] Fall fan since I was a teen. I was lucky enough to have some guidance from my local record shop stoner-lords. They turned me on to many of my [...]

  • Kuzu – The Glass Delusion LP
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    KUZU are back with another ripper. DAVE REMPIS – alto/tenor/baritone saxophones TASHI DORJI – guitar TYLER DAMON – drums Recorded October 13th, 2018 at Elastic Arts in Chicago [...]

  • 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 [...]

Justin’s Picks

  • Jungle Trap + Run Coyote Run – Blu-Ray
    $24.00 | Add to cart

    Two lost horror projects from director James Bryan (DON’T GO IN THE WOODS) and producer-writer-star Renee Harmon (LADY STREET FIGHTER)! JUNGLE TRAP is the final collaboration between James [...]

  • The Day of the Beast – Blu-Ray
    $26.00 | Add to cart

    WHEN THEY SAVE THE WORLD YOU WILL KNOW IT In between his cult hit debut ACCIÓN MUTANTE and proudly depraved PERDITA DURANGO, writer/director Álex de la Iglesia delivered the international smash [...]

  • Ivans XTC – Blu-Ray
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    Danny Huston, Peter Weller and Lisa Enos star in this biting satire on the behind-the-scenes of the Hollywood film industry, with all its drink and drug-fueled excess, from director Bernard Rose [...]

  • Black Test Car – Blu-Ray
    $32.00 | Read more

    Japanese maverick director Yasuzo Masumura (Blind Beast) helms a bitingly satirical espionage thriller set in the heart of the Japanese auto industry in his 1962 landmark Black Test Car, which [...]

 


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