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Torn Light Records
356 Ludlow Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45220
513-873-6995
Monday - Saturday
11:00AM - 8:00PM

Sunday
11:00AM - 5:00PM

Off The Wall 3: The Nurse With Wound List

For this edition of Off The Wall, where I typically discuss a few items from our specialty items wall, I’m taking a slightly different approach. Currently, Torn Light is developing […]


September 30, 2022 | News

Valuing Serendipity: Joel Chadabe’s Interactive Music Systems

As I was browsing the website of electronic composer Joel Chadabe, I was drawn to a link on the homepage titled, “Advice: You Can Do Anything.” The last sentiment shared […]


September 23, 2022 | News

Designed to Live On: Townes Van Zandt

Often with singer-songwriters, we assume a level of authenticity between the person and the music, that what they sing represents who they are and what they’ve experienced. Sometimes this is […]


September 18, 2022 | News

Torn Light Archives 9: Take It!, 1981

This Sunday, it’s the second half of the two-part, late-1970s and 1980s punk magazine dive into the Torn Light Archives, which began last week with San Francisco’s Damage. The focus […]


September 11, 2022 | News

Torn Light Archives 8: Damage, 1980

Torn Light Archives is back for a two-part series, taking a peek at two punk magazines that had a brief run in the late-1970s and 1980s, starting off this week […]


September 2, 2022 | News

The Many Permutations of Moebius & Roedelius

A couple weeks ago on the blog, I talked about the multimedia collective Intersystems, based in Canada in the late 1960s. As discussed then, electronic and avant-garde-based rock in North […]


August 28, 2022 | News

Decades of Dreamy Electronic Organ from Mamman Sani

Sahel Sounds record label and blog founder Christopher Kirkley blew the dust off a cassette he found in an archive at Niger’s national museum. By the end of his initial […]


August 19, 2022 | News

Like Psychotropic Events: The Immersive Multimedia Presentations of Intersystems

The drive to make immersive multimedia experiences seems to be more mainstream than ever in contemporary culture. From 3-D movies to VR headsets, the sensation of completely transforming the setting […]


August 12, 2022 | News

“My Ears Feel Like Caves”: Deeply Listening with Pauline Oliveros

“MY EARS FEEL LIKE CAVES.” “I felt like a witch capturing sounds from a nether realm.” “Everything is watery and the sound of someone’s voice rides into my ears on […]


August 7, 2022 | News

Off The Wall 2: Mickey Murray, Shuggie Otis, Betty Davis, The Apostles

‘Off The Wall’ is a series for the Torn Light blog where I talk about a handful of our specialty, rare, and hard-to-find records, ranging from personal favorites to records […]


July 30, 2022 | News