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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

Cath’s Staff Picks

Scroll down to read an archive of Cath’s staff pick write-ups.

  • Childish Gambino – Camp
    $27.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “This — along with 4×4=12 by deadmau5 and BlackenedWhite by MellowHype — was the first physical CD I ever purchased (the first digital album […]

  • Cheif Keef – Sorry 4 The Weight (Deluxe Edition) (RSD)
    $30.00 | Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Record Store Day color pressing of a Chief Keef mixtape with an Andy Milonakis feature. What the fuck is going on.” – Cath A […]

  • Guided By Voices – Vampire On Titus
    $19.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “POV: It is Sunday, and this album is playing through the speakers in the family garage. You are helping your dad wash his car. […]

  • Ram Dass – Be Here Now
    $17.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Take a deep breath and ruminate on the dharma, just in time for the vibe shift!” – Cath Beloved guru Ram Dass tells the […]

  • Jack Callahan & Jeff Witscher ISSUES (What Happens on Earth Stays on Earth) LP + bonus RM Francis Every Single Person Has Some Muscle CD
    $30.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “These fucking guys made a tulpa out of shitposts and recorded it… Or, it’s like if a Biblically Accurate Angel had to communicate in […]

  • Kaily Schenker and Nick Keeling – Marker CS (Repress)
    $7.00 | Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Mandatory listening for these coming warmer nights. Half staring-into-the-bonfire music, half getting-lost-in-the-fireflies music.” – Cath [...]

  • Solar Hex – Tired Eyes CD
    $12.00 | Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Out now. Kaily Schenker summons scalding, chthonic heat with her cello. Highly recommend.” – Cath Label Description: The contrast of light and dark, [...]

  • Like Weeds – Renegade Settlements
    $19.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “I saw Sanderson Kenny-san (@sanderson_kenny) at Bar Hokage in Osaka back in October 2019. He was hunched over his equipment in that dark, tiny […]

  • Fashion Flesh – Withdrawn LP
    $18.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “We just got a literal truckload of Unknown Precept releases in stock, and ‘Withdrawn’ from Bay City-based electronic artist John Talaga is definitely [...]

  • Skin Crime ‎– The House On The Cliff
    $22.00 | , , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “This album sounds like what the Stephen Gammell illustrations from Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark look like. Play it during cold winter […]

  • Thomas Ligotti – The Conspiracy against the Human Race
    $18.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “A depressingly convincing polemic against the value of being alive, Conspiracy has inspired occasional Ligotti collaborator David Tibet of Current 93, and its [...]

  • Pleasure Symbols – Closer And Closer Apart LP
    $18.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “If you’re not exploring the skin and heat of your loved one on the floor to this record in 2022, you aren’t living fully […]

  • Yeong Die – Weather Z CD
    $10.00 | Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “This is the perfect record for staring out your window, sipping some herbal tea, and thinking about how it’s all coming to an end.” […]

  • Tangerine Dream – Electronic Meditation (Orange Vinyl)
    $36.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Every time I wear my Tangerine Dream t-shirt, men who look like that boomer wojak meme give me compliments. Perhaps, upon listening to this […]

Childish Gambino, Camp

“This — along with 4×4=12 by deadmau5 and BlackenedWhite by MellowHype — was the first physical CD I ever purchased (the first digital album probably being Ten Thousand Fists by Disturbed). IDK if it holds up. Pitchfork said it was dogshit but you’ll have to listen for yourself. Form your own opinions.”

Chief Keef, Sorry 4 the Weight

“Record Store Day color pressing of a Chief Keef mixtape with an Andy Milonakis feature. What the fuck is going on.”

Mac Demarco, Salad Days

“It’s time we normalize men being stinky and happy boys.”

Kailey Schenker & Nick Keeling, Marker

“Mandatory listening for these coming warmer nights. Half staring-into-the-bonfire music, half getting-lost-in-the-fireflies music.”

Ram Dass, Be Here Now

“Take a deep breath and ruminate on the dharma, just in time for the vibe shift!”

Guided By Voices, Vampire on Titus

“POV: It is Sunday, and this album is playing through the speakers in the family garage. You are helping your dad wash his car. Your dad fucks. Meanwhile, the kids across the street are helping their dad — who obvi doesn’t fuck. lol — wash his car. They’re listening to Escape by Journey. Both you and your dad are wearing jorts and you high-five.”

Jack Callahan & Jeff Witscher ISSUES (What Happens on Earth Stays on Earth) LP + bonus RM Francis Every Single Person Has Some Muscle CD

“These fucking guys made a tulpa out of shitposts and recorded it… Or, it’s like if a Biblically Accurate Angel had to communicate in Vine compilation sounds instead of Ancient Hebrew. Definitely worth the listen. Wild.”

Pleasure Symbols, Closer and Closer

“If you’re not exploring the skin and heat of your loved one on the floor to this record in 2022, you aren’t living fully and honestly. Primo darkwave. Carnal shoegaze. It’s a must-have!”

Aprapat, Hot Lava Shampoo

“This album makes me feel like a rusty mangled bicycle at the bottom of a highway embankment.”

Solar Hex, Tired Eyes

“Out now. Kaily Schenker summons scalding, chthonic heat with her cello. Highly recommend.”

Like Weeds, Renegade Settlements

“I saw Sanderson Kenny-san (@sanderson_kenny) at Bar Hokage in Osaka back in October 2019. He was hunched over his equipment in that dark, tiny venue, surrounded by speakers, shaking and deafening the crowd with his definitive, sparse and punchy sound. This LP is Like Weeds at his sparsest and punchiest — prepare to be rattled.”

Fashion Flesh, Withdrawn

“We just got a literal truckload of Unknown Precept releases in stock, and ‘Withdrawn’ from Bay City-based electronic artist John Talaga is definitely one of the highlights. This is the music that plays when you stumble upon a secret bug rave. When you turn over a rock and see a bunch of centipedes and pill bugs going dumb. Bug Berghain. Bughain. Get it now!!”

Yeong Die, Weather Z

“This is the perfect record for staring out your window, sipping some herbal tea, and thinking about how it’s all coming to an end.”

Tangerine Dream, Electronic Meditation

“Every time I wear my Tangerine Dream t-shirt, men who look like that boomer wojak meme give me compliments. Perhaps, upon listening to this historic record from legendary German electronic group Tangerine Dream, you, too, may gain the necessary qualifications to wear a shirt that will get you compliments from old guys who rock chain wallets. P.S. We sell that very same shirt in-store, too . . . maybe you listen to this album, maybe you feel inclined to stop in and buy a tee, too? Think of it as a Girl Scout badge.”

Skin Crime, The House on the Cliff

“This album sounds like what the Stephen Gammell illustrations from Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark look like. Play it during cold winter nights with your windows open to activate the scared and shivering prey animal genes at the butt-end of your genetic code. Good haunted house music.”

Thomas Ligotti, The Conspiracy Against the Human Race

“A depressingly convincing polemic against the value of being alive, Conspiracy has inspired occasional Ligotti collaborator David Tibet of Current 93, and its thesis is rooted in Norwegian deep ecology. Inside, Ligotti argues that the human mind has developed consciousness beyond the point of benefit, rendering existence itself ‘MALIGNANTLY USELESS.’ TL;DR: bummer of a book! ;-( sorry!!”


  January 20, 2022  |  Staff Picks