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356 Ludlow Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45220
513-873-6995

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  • The New Me – It’s 1999 LP
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  • Sissy Spacek – Gong CS
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    2nd edition ‘Noise’ as it has come to be known has reached an apex. Or perhaps more accurately, has surpassed its apex. The forms, traditions, and expectations inherent in abstract sound design / [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Ñaka Ñaka – Acid For Babies LP
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    Label Description: Psychic Liberation proudly presents Acid For Babies, the latest full-length from Mexico-based artist Ñaka Ñaka (AKA Jeronimo Jimenez). Acid For Babies is a glistening [...]

  • Shine – Stare Into The Sun LP – White Purple Marble
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    Featuring members of hardcore juggernauts, Regional Justice Center and Seattle’s New Gods, Shine channels the noise and driving aggression of the these bands, but through a more playful, [...]

  • GAG / CORKER – LIVE CONCERT TICKET – 10/28
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    GAG live @ Torn Light, Oct 28th. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test from the previous 48 hours before the gig to enter. $10 – limited tickets available. No food/drinks permitted. [...]

  • C.C.C.C. – Cosmic Coincidence Control Center LP+7″
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      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 [...]

  • Milliken Chamber – Lily Of The Valley LP
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    TechNoir1984 proudly presents the newly mastered and proper vinyl reissue of the debut recording from Michigan bred now L.A. based synth-pop duo, Milliken Chamber. Anna Schmidt (Jane Chain, [...]

  • East Side Story – Volume 1
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    The EAST SIDE STORY volumes are dedicated to the Low Riders and to those who appreciate the “soul type” oldies. Never before has there been a collection of oldies that was created [...]

  • East Side Story – Volume 2
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    The EAST SIDE STORY volumes are dedicated to the Low Riders and to those who appreciate the “soul type” oldies. Never before has there been a collection of oldies that was created [...]

  • Hijokaidan – The Hijohkaidan Tapes
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    Hijokaidan’s “Hijohkaidan Tapes” came out in 1986 on Jojo Hiroshige’s Alchemy Records and is not only a historical collection of material, but also pays homage to their [...]

  • Merzbow – Green Wheels 2xLP
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    Label Description: Merzbow stands as the most important artist in noise music. The moniker of Japanese artist Masami Akita was born in Tokyo in 1979. Inspired by dadaism and surrealism, Akita [...]

  • Incapacitants – Onomatopée Suicida LP
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    Active for nearly 40 years, Incapacitants are without a doubt one of the best noise groups of all-time. The duo of T. Mikawa and F. Kosakai are legendary for their chaotic recordings and over the [...]

  • Masonna – Hate 2LP
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      Label Description: Mademoiselle Anne Sanglante Ou Notre Nymphomanie Auréolé, the double-barreled name for Masonna , of course, is one of most prolific, adventurous, and respected noise artists, [...]

  • East Side Story – Volume 3
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    The EAST SIDE STORY volumes are dedicated to the Low Riders and to those who appreciate the “soul type” oldies. Never before has there been a collection of oldies that was created [...]

  • Sculpture Club – Worth LP (Milky Clear Exclusive Color Vinyl)
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      Label Description: Pressed on 180 gram vinyl & housed an embossed jacket. Existing in a place not normally associated with the darker currents of culture, the pristine valley backdrop [...]

  • East Side Story – Volume 4
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    The EAST SIDE STORY volumes are dedicated to the Low Riders and to those who appreciate the “soul type” oldies. Never before has there been a collection of oldies that was created [...]

  • Night Sins – Portrait In Silver LP
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    From the shadows of a dark sonic past emerge a bright new day for Night Sins, the Philadelphia-based project of singer-songwriter Kyle Kimball. After two years of near silence, Kimball wipes the [...]

  • Transmissions From Abroad – Soviet Wave 1986 – 1990 – Radio Topo #2
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    Radio Topo 002 Transmissions From Abroad Soviet Wave 1986 – 1990 Recycled C-90 compilation of Russian synth pop/new wave bands from 1986 to 1990 done by Marinity Kriegs PROGRAM REPEATS BOTH [...]

  • Qual – The Ultimate Climax LP (Gold Vinyl Repress)
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    PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A PRE-ORDER WILL SHIP ON OR AFTER MAY 20 Label Description: 2021 edition of 300 on Gold vinyl. Comes with a new printed inner sleeve with lyrics. Qual is finally back with his [...]

  • Topographies – Ideal Form LP (clear vinyl)
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    Topographies is a post-punk/ shoegaze band formed in 2018 in San Francisco by Justin Oronos, Jeremie Ruest, and Gray Tolhurst. The band merges the lockstep rhythms and pulsing synths of 80s [...]

  • Rendez-Vous – Distance 12″
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    Label Description: It was more than a year ago, in the grey parisian midst that we discovered the first EP of a group that we couldn’t ignore any longer, Rendez-Vous. The band’s first [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Ted Byrnes – Moving My Body Through Space CD
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    Recognized as a skilled and sought after collaborator, Ted Byrnes solo albums cast a wide net that capture Byrnes’ adventurous and omnivorous approach to solo percussion. An alumnus of [...]

  • Tetsuo – The Iron Man (Audio Rip)
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    A bootleg audio-only edition of the legendary 1989 cyberpunk film Tetsuo: The Iron Man, with a 100% analog transfer directly from VHS to cassette including all sound effects, dialogue, and music [...]

  • Personal Best Issue 8
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    Finally here from Lasse Marhaug: Personal Best 8. My favorite zine around. Always a worldwide affair, a zine that felt familiar to me the first time I picked up a copy. Since it is the bane of my [...]

  • Masonna – Like A Vagina LP
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    Please Note: This item is a PRE-ORDER – Copies will be shipping on or after May 10th! Label Description: Cascades of electronic noise, a psychedelic touch and vocal belching mixed together [...]

  • Corporate Park – Exchange
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    Vinyl reissue of the much sought-after 2009 debut cassette by cult industrial act Corporate Park. A mix of heavy minimal beats, distant vocals and dark alien electro soundscapes that Corporate [...]

  • Nuovo Testamento – Exposure LP
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    Nuovo Testamento is a new half-American half-Italian trio featuring members from Horror Vacui, Sheer Mag, Tørsö, Terremoto and Crimson Scarlet. With such references you wouldn’t expect this [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Shine – Stare Into The Sun LP – Black Vinyl
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    Featuring members of hardcore juggernauts, Regional Justice Center and Seattle’s New Gods, Shine channels the noise and driving aggression of the these bands, but through a more playful, [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • MSBR – Structured Suicide LP
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    Please Note: This item is a PRE-ORDER – Copies will be shipping on or after May 10th! Label Description: MSBR (Molten Salt Breeder Reactor), aka Koji Tano, was one of the most respected [...]

  • Buzz Kull – New Kind Of Cross LP
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    New Kind of Cross is the sophomore LP, and follow-up to 2017’s stunning Chroma, from Sydney based synth-maestro, Buzz Kull. Traversing darkwave, EBM, and industrial with ease; New Kind of Cross [...]

  • Worth – Oculus CD
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    Label Description: Over an hour of new material from American noise artist Worth. Spread over 8 widely varied pieces, “Oculus” is a symphony for incarceration and mental illness. Some [...]

  • The U.N.I.T. – What’s It All For?
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    Debut vinyl from my new house label 4QHQ. Fast mean and clean – straight from the heart of Texas. – Dan Edition of 250 single sided 180 gm lp in Yellow Sleeve. Artwork by Renata [...]

  • Pain Jerk – Neurotten LP
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    Please Note: This item is a PRE-ORDER!!! Estimated to ship the week of April 12th-16th 2021 – Please consider COVID related delays / international shipping times as these items are en-route [...]

  • And I’ll Never Do It Again – Songs Of Cheating And Killing From A Womans Point Of View – Radio Topo #6
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    Radio Topo#6 Recycled C-60 compilation “And I’ll Never Do It Again is a small survey of songs about cheating and killing from a woman’s perspective, performed by women. From murder ballads about [...]

  • Masonna – Filled With Unquestionable Feelings LP
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    Please Note: This item is a PRE-ORDER!!! Estimated to ship the week of April 12th-16th 2021 – Please consider COVID related delays / international shipping times as these items are en-route [...]

  • LXV/Glyn Maier 12″
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    From the Psychic Liberation vaults comes a pairing of sonic material from artists LXV and Glyn Maier. Having originally been planned for respective 7” releases, the pairing of these modernist [...]

  • Profit Prison – Dreams of a Dark Building 12″ EP
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    Seattle’s Profit Prison is back with a new 6-track EP. The solo work of Parker Lautenschlager, previously in local hardcore and black metal bands as well as power electronics acts, was [...]

  • SLANT – 1집 LP (Black Vinyl Repress)
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    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 [...]

  • Josh Landes – Provincial Electronics CD
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    Josh Landes (Limbs Bin) first release under his own moniker, and not the latter. An unmasking of a somehow familiar character, Provincial Electronics is a soliloquy for the burnt but still sharp. [...]

  • Aidan Baker & Ekin Fil – The Dark Well
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    ART 01: “The Dark Well” contains four new compositions from the collaborative debut of Ekin Fil and Aidan Baker that spill out in a slow cascade of organ, guitar, and voice. In the [...]

  • Powers Rolin Duo / Equipment Pointed Ankh – Live at Torn Light 11/27
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    SELECT LOCAL PICKUP AT CHECKOUT. OTHERWISE YOU WILL BE CHARGED $5 FOR SHIPPING. Very limited tickets available for this instore performance. 8:00PM Saturday November 27th at the store! Based in [...]

  • Nick Keeling – Queensgate CS
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    It feels as though words like ‘fragile’, ‘musical’, and ‘contemplative’ are often not used to describe the found sounds in the realms of many recordings of experimental tape music. Yet, here we [...]

  • Butcher’s Dog – Purists Piss Codes
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    Cincinnati OGs BLAZING through 8 tracks of mutant midwest hardcore punk. For fans of WETBRAIN, doing acid & fighting everyone. Serious ASS KICKING hardcore punk.

  • Transmissions From Abroad – The Itallian Connection / Italo 77-90 – Radio Topo #9
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    Radio Topo #9 Recycled C60 of Italo Disco / High NRG bangers from the 80’s All Vinyl Mix by DJ WW4  

  • Mark Trecka – Acknowledgment LP
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    Label Description: Recorded using only voice, piano, and handmade cassette loops, Acknowledgment was conceived of and is presented as an intertextual document reflecting on 15 years of dialogue [...]