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Staff Picks – August 2021

August 2021’s archived staff picks.


Alex’s Picks

  • 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 [...]

  • Amirtha Kidambi & Lea Bertucci – Phase Eclipse
    $20.00 | , Read more

    “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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

Brandon’s Picks

  • C.C.C.C. – Cosmic Coincidence Control Center LP+7″
    $32.00 | , Add to cart

      The 1990s were a fascinating moment for music and new idioms of experimental music began to bubble in the underground. While often belonging to highly localized scenes and thus overlooked by a [...]

  • Crazy Doberman – — / Haunted, Non / Haunted – 2nd pressing
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    The Doberman crew has been relentlessly touring the U.S. for years now, existing as a traveling band of frequent collaborators and changing lineups, consisting of often radically different [...]

  • Kjostad – Warlord
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    Warlord is the latest full-length album from Kjostad, the follow up to last year’s Extinctionist released on Chondritic Sound. This is the evolution of Kjostad’s approach in every [...]

  • Body/Head – Coming Apart
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    Matador – OLE-1042-1 2013 US Media Condition – VG+ Sleeve Condition – VG+ with light shelfwear

Cleo’s Picks

  • Joe Potts – Daily Planet
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    Soft cover, perfect bound 64 pages, 6.5 × 9-inch Edition of 500 Release date: March 1, 2021 Joe Potts is a Los Angeles based artist, creating art and sound for installations and performances [...]

  • K&S – Vex Palladium
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    Debut offering of haunting alchemical ritual music drawn from the duo of K. Falvo + S. English. Eight movements of modern spiritual industrial. Tracklist: 1. Instruktions 2. Shot Tower 3. Mortar [...]

  • Various Artists ‎– Accidental Business 2xCS
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    We’re proud to present Accidental Business, a long-term project strewn with pitfalls and disillusions nodding to the incongruous events that led to the birth of Unknown Precept. Looking [...]

Dan’s Picks

  • Spike In Vain ‎– Disease Is Relative
    $21.00 | , Add to cart

    2021 repress. “The cover art by the band’s Chris Marec tells nearly everything one needs to know about this album: a misshapen, CHUD-like figure wanders in a graveyard bearing a [...]

  • Crazy Doberman – — / Haunted, Non / Haunted – 2nd pressing
    $18.00 | Add to cart

    The Doberman crew has been relentlessly touring the U.S. for years now, existing as a traveling band of frequent collaborators and changing lineups, consisting of often radically different [...]

  • General Speech No. 10
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    “46 full size pages of writing and photos about punk and hardcore! (no fucking ads!) In this issue, Mune from Japanese hardcore legends PAINTBOX talks openly and emotionally about his early [...]

Hannah’s Picks

  • Powers/Rolin Duo – Strange Fortune
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    “Underground music is filled with all kinds of characters, personalities, and peculiarities. Rare are the musical/artistic soul mates who have forged life, as well as creative, [...]

  • Oneohtrix Point Never – Russian Mind
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    Software/Mexican Summer – SFT 030 2013 US reissue Media Condition – VG, some light scuff marks on both sides, close to VG+ Sleeve Condition – VG+, a little wear along top edge of cover

  • Colleen – Captain Of None
    $19.00 | , Add to cart

    n Colleen is French multi-instrumentalist Cecile Schott, who uses her voice and the treble viola da gamba (a baroque instrument with gut strings), to weave intricate stories about the human mind [...]

Jon’s Picks

  • John Wiese – Magnetic Stencil 3 CD
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    The third installment in an ongoing series of albums produced by John Wiese using an expanded ensemble of recorded sound contributions. Audio collage and experimental sonics featuring input from [...]

  • Badings/Raaijmakers – Electronic Music
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    Epic – BC 1118 c. 1961 US Media Condition – VG+ Sleeve Condition – G+, old tape on one corner of sleeve and part of spine, light marks on cover where stickers were removed, writing in pen next to [...]

  • Areski & Brigitte Fontaine ‎– Je Ne Connais Pas Cet Homme
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    Saravah – SH 10041 French pressing, gatefold sleeve, reissue Media Condition – VG+ Sleeve Condition – VG+ very light marks of discoloration

Justin’s Picks

  • Just Before Dawn – Blu-Ray
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    Five friends set out for a weekend camping excursion, to drink, frolic and skinny-dip on an isolated piece of land one of them has inherited. Despite ominous warnings from locals, including [...]

  • Skinned Deep – Blu-Ray
    $28.00 | Add to cart

    WORLDWIDE PREMIERE OF THE UNRATED VERSION WITH ALL-NEW SPECIAL FEATURES! His mind-blowing work as an FX artist has included everything from Frank Henenlotter’s BRAIN DAMAGE and [...]

  • Surf II – Blu-Ray
    $28.00 | Add to cart

    Surfing is the only thing to do for high school students Chuck and Bob who are in preparation for the big surf competition. However, their fathers, sales reps for a new soda named Buzzz Cola, [...]

  • Streetwise / Tiny: The Life of Erin Blackwell – Blu-Ray
    $32.00 | Add to cart

    In 1983, director Martin Bell, photographer Mary Ellen Mark, and journalist Cheryl McCall set out to tell the stories of homeless and runaway teenagers living on the margins in Seattle. [...]

Kobe’s Picks

  • Albert Ayler ‎– In Greenwich Village
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    2015 release. Originally released 1967; exact reissue, 180 Gram, Gatefold sleeve. Part of the Back To Black series. Including digital download code. “During 1967-69 avant-garde innovator [...]

  • SLANT – 1집 LP (Black Vinyl Repress)
    $17.00 | Add to cart

    SLANT are back with 17 minutes of pure bristling rage. Corrosive hardcore music for the pit AND the pendulum recalling the stomping catchy vibes of recent luminaries like BOSTON STRANGLER or [...]

  • Sculpture Club – Worth CS
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    Existing in a place not normally associated with the darker currents of culture, the pristine valley backdrop of Salt Lake City is home to the moody and vibrant new romantic sounds of Sculpture [...]


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