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Torn Light Records
356 Ludlow Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45220

Monday - Saturday
11:00AM - 8:00PM

11:00AM - 5:00PM

Paying Attention to Library Music

For a while now, I’ve had a fascination with music you’re expected to ignore, i.e. Muzak, easy listening, and stock music. It began when I read this fascinating article from […]

June 26, 2022 | News

In the Improvisational Moment: An Interview with Alex Cunningham

Tomorrow evening, Torn Light Records is thrilled to host a performance by solo violinist, improviser, and visual artist Alex Cunningham from St. Louis. We are big fans of Alex’s work […]

June 16, 2022 | News

Off The Wall 1: Sam Rivers, Talking Heads, Diamanda Galás, & Lords of the Underground

This week, I am starting a new, periodic series for the Torn Light blog, ‘Off The Wall.’ For each entry in this series, I’ll talk about a handful of our […]

June 12, 2022 | News

Jazz’s New Direction with Black Jazz Records in the 1970s

Probably like many who listen to the twenty offerings from Black Jazz Records, the Oakland-based jazz label from the seventies, my first encounter with their catalog was with co-founder Gene […]

June 5, 2022 | News

Torn Light Archives 6: The Independent Eye

Click images to enlarge Delicate flowers drawn near the margins. Handcrafted ads for psychedelic rock shows, hippie gift shops, and esoteric bookstores that once sat on street corners I walk […]

May 29, 2022 | News

The “Original Rude Boy”: Behind the Cult Classic, ‘The Harder They Come’

“There’s something about Jamaican youth, there’s something about Jamaican culture, and there’s something about what Jamaica represents, that’s really worth projecting to the world” – Perry Henzell In anticipation of […]

May 22, 2022 | News

How Laurie Spiegel Expanded the Universe of Computer Music

In 2022, anyone with access to a computer has the opportunity to create computer music. I learned how to use GarageBand at a camp as a teenager, and later was […]

May 15, 2022 | News

The Story of The Finest In Jazz: Blue Note Records From 1939 To Today

It is impossible to imagine a history of jazz without Blue Note Records. Hip and innovative, Blue Note’s slogan of “the finest in jazz since 1939” has rang true across […]

May 6, 2022 | News

“Forever Experimenting”: Celebrating Klaus Schulze

A few days ago, the pioneering electronic composer Klaus Schulze passed away at the age of 74. Many have called him the “godfather of techno,” his Berlin School techniques revolutionizing […]

May 1, 2022 | News

The Clever Genre Collisions of Carambolage

Carambolage, a French word for “clash” or “collision,” was the moniker of one of the first German new wave bands with solely female members. The name was fitting for the […]

April 24, 2022 | News