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Torn Light Records
356 Ludlow Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45220
Monday - Saturday
11:00AM - 8:00PM

11:00AM - 5:00PM

“Married to the Guitar”: A Look Into the Music of Solo Acoustic Guitar

In a recent interview, guitarist Yasmin Williams said while discussing how she got into fingerstyle guitar, “I think the first song I learned was ‘Blackbird,’ by the Beatles. That pushed […]

February 13, 2022 | Blog

Japanese City Pop – A Genre of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Type “city pop” into the YouTube search bar, and you easily find mix after mix right at your fingertips, one for every mood and vibe – “mellow days,” “cherish your […]

February 6, 2022 | Blog

“Quite Slow, Quite Suspended”: The Alive, Electronic Sounds of Éliane Radigue

“Everything can become music. It depends on the way we listen to it, and what we do with it also.” Inspired by the musique concrète innovations of Pierre Schaeffer and […]

January 30, 2022 | Blog

“The Universe Is In My Voice”: June Tyson, the Afrofuturist Voice of the Sun Ra Arkestra

Those familiar with Sun Ra and His Arkestra may know the voice and image of June Tyson: vocalist, dancer, choreographer, and costume designer for the Arkestra. Despite her significant presence […]

January 23, 2022 | Blog

The Enigmatic Jandek

For over forty years, Jandek has mystified audiences with his enigmatic identity and distance from the public eye. The project of Houston-based record label Corwood Industries, very little is known […]

January 17, 2022 | Blog

Torn Light Archives 4: Reggae & Dub in the UK Press

For our fourth Torn Light Archives post, we continue our dive into the 70s and 80s British press with clippings about reggae and dub throughout publications such as NME, Sounds, […]

January 9, 2022 | Blog

Torn Light Archives 3: Punk & Indie in the UK Press

Torn Light Archives returns with a post sharing more of the print ephemera we have archived at the shop. This entry shares clippings about punk, post-punk, new wave, art rock, […]

January 2, 2022 | Blog

2021 Torn Light Records Year in Review

As the year comes to a close, this week’s blog reviews some highlights from the store in 2021, including revisiting the store’s top-selling records, gigs at the shop, and screenings […]

December 26, 2021 | Blog

The Story Behind Dial Code Santa Claus

For this week’s blog post we have a guest contributor, our in-house movie curator Justin Wiese, talking about Dial Code Santa Claus, the film for our upcoming screening at the […]

December 19, 2021 | Blog

Sound, The Natural World, and the Work of Alvin Lucier

“I am sitting in a room different from the one you are in now. I am recording the sound of my speaking voice, and I am going to play it […]

December 12, 2021 | Blog