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Cleo’s Staff Picks

  • Faust – S/T
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    Legendary German post-rock band formed in 1971 by undisputed noise pioneer Uwe Nettelbeck, Faust garnered an immediate following due to its artistically extreme experimentations with music cut [...]

  • Aaron Dilloway/Jeph Jerman – Casual Collisions
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    Casual Collisions is a collaborative album by two of the most prominent voices in experimental sound, Aaron Dilloway and Jerph Jerman. Recorded in 2013 and originally self-released on CDR by [...]

  • Joe Potts – Daily Planet
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    Soft cover, perfect bound 64 pages, 6.5 × 9-inch Edition of 500 Release date: March 1, 2021 Joe Potts is a Los Angeles based artist, creating art and sound for installations and performances [...]

  • Crazy Doberman – “everyone is rolling down a hill” or “the journey to the center of some arcane mystery and the entanglements of the vines and veins of the cosmic and unwieldy millieu encountered in the midst of that endeavor”
    $20.00 | , Add to cart

    players – drew davis, tim gick, jordan allen, jason filer, zach rowden, kyle flanagan, casey flanagan, josh russell, jon k., paul baldwin, casey synesael, eric ficken, hector castro, brett [...]

  • K&S – Vex Palladium
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    Debut offering of haunting alchemical ritual music drawn from the duo of K. Falvo + S. English. Eight movements of modern spiritual industrial. Tracklist: 1. Instruktions 2. Shot Tower 3. Mortar [...]

  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez – Chronicle Of A Death Foretold
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    Marquez’s brilliant non-linear take on a typical detective story. One of Marquez’s few works that isn’t in the realm of magical realism, this quick and bitter tale of revenge [...]

  • Various Artists ‎– Accidental Business 2xCS
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    We’re proud to present Accidental Business, a long-term project strewn with pitfalls and disillusions nodding to the incongruous events that led to the birth of Unknown Precept. Looking [...]

  • VA – Oz Echoes: DIY Cassettes and Archives 1980-1989
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    Oz Echoes peels away another layer of Australia’s ’80s DIY hive mind. The Oz Waves (EFFICIENT 004LP, 2017) successor exposes a deeper circuit of micro-run cassettes, community radio [...]

  • C.C.C.C. – Gnosis CD
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    Originally released as a cassette in 1994 by Drahtfunk Products, Gnosis shows Hasegawa, Hino, Kosakai and Nagakubo weaving a tapestry of strange exotic vistas and harsh chafing textures, [...]

  • Coil – Time Machines
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    Initially a rough demo tape recorded solely by Coil member Drew McDowall, Time Machines started to take full form when McDowall enthusiastically delivered these demo recordings to bandmates John [...]

  • Eddie & Ernie – Time Waits For No One
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    The first ever vinyl LP compilation of songs by the great Eddie and Ernie! The duo produced tons of great singles throughout the 60’s and early 70’s. This LP features a couple dance [...]

  • Marc Barreca – The Sleeper Wakes
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    Scissor Tail presents the first vinyl issue of Marc Barreca’s 1986 album The Sleeper Wakes, originally only released on cassette by the Seattle electronic ambient label Intrepid.  Marc Barreca [...]

  • C.C.C.C – Test Tube Fantasy Extended Edition
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    C.C.C.C. are legends of Japanese noise, and many consider their 1994 record Test Tube Fantasy to be their finest work, an unrelenting waterfall of psychedelic sound that stands as a genre [...]

  • Facit – Beach Music
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    The debut fullength from Facit after a few years of silence. Often working as a duo consisting of Joakim Karlsson and Mai Nestor, Facit released a couple of fantastic EPs between 2013 and 2016. [...]

  • Jean-Claude Vannier – L’Enfant Assassin des Mouches
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    To mark its 2015 ten-year anniversary, the Finders Keepers label presents an improved, remastered repress, with updated liner notes in a gatefold sleeve, of its first release, a reissue of [...]

  • Blod – Missvaxt
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    Blod is the solo project of Gustaf Dicksson (Enhet För Fri Musik, Oroskällan), a prolific and crucial figure in the Swedish Underground scene radiating out of Gothenburg and centered around a [...]

  • Altar Of Flies – Signaler
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    Clamor from inside the earth as it’s being excavated, punctured, deconsecrated. Sputtering and whirring of failing machinery. Menacing layers of magnetic decay, iron turned to dust through [...]

  • Holly Herndon – PROTO (US Black Vinyl)
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    Holly’s third full-length album PROTO isn’t about A.I., but much of it was created in collaboration with her own A.I.‘baby’, Spawn. For the record, she assembled a contemporary ensemble of [...]

  • V/A – Lacerations
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    Six international artists showcased across two compact discs of shredding sound, clattering depths, power electronics violence, and deafening discordance. Though a diverse compilation, [...]

  • Claire Rousay – A Softer Focus
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    Experimental musician Claire Rousay and visual artist Dani Toral have been in each others’ orbit since young adulthood in San Antonio, but it took a decade for them to find A Softer Focus. Before [...]

  • Kelly Moran / Prurient – Chain Reaction At Dusk
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    Originally initiated for the Merzbow, Kelly Moran, Prurient USA tour (representing three generations of heavy electronics), this archival recording is finally released as Chain Reaction At Dusk. [...]

  • Alvin Lucier – Music On A Long Thin Wire
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    1992 release. First released on Lovely Music in 1980. A 50-foot length of taut wire passes through the poles of a large magnet and is driven by an oscillator; the vibrations of the wire are miked [...]

  • Joe McPhee – Black Is The Color: Live in Poughkeepsie and New Windsor, 1969-70
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    Never-before-issued music from three very different settings in upstate New York, all recorded in the period running up to Poughkeepsie multi-instrumentalist Joe McPhee‘s Nation Time (CVSD [...]

  • Plagues – Old Hands
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    Dead Gods – GODS59

  • Ahlzagailzehguh – Enemy Of The Future
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    Over two hours of blistering decay and disruptive shatter compiling an array of sought-after cassette rarities and compilation tracks from the years 2004 – 2015. Featuring material selected [...]

  • LEYA – Flood Dream
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    The sophomore album from New York-based duo LEYA, Flood Dream, is a haunting, collection of structurally concise and aurally spacious songs for harp, violin, and voice that move between intense [...]

  • Severed Heads – Petrol
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    Dark Entries digs deeper in to the archives of Severed Heads, one of the longest surviving bands to emerge from the Australian post-punk independent music scene. They began in Sydney in 1979, [...]

  • V/A – New Forces (NF103) CD
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    In celebration of the 10th anniversary of New Forces we assembled a compilation CD featuring all-new tracks from 12 New Forces affiliated acts. A snapshot of the sorts of artists this label is [...]

  • Cromagnon – Cave Rock
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    2013 reissue; originally released in 1969. Also known as Orgasm, this 1969 album has long been hailed as an underground classic. Included in Spin’s 2013 list “The Top 100 Alternative [...]

  • Controlled Death – Selected Evil And Death Works 2018-2019
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    Maso Yamazaki aka MASONNA, who started working in 2017 Raw Black Electronics Project. Black Death Noise and Evil Vocalization with a theme of “Death”. The sound is filled with a sense [...]

  • Puce Mary – The Drought
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    Building from a reputation of arresting live performances and critically acclaimed releases Puce Mary breaks new ground with The Drought, evolving from the tropes of industrial and power [...]

  • Doll – Comfort Is A Disease CS
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    Minimalist synthesizer juxtaposed with disquieting field recordings. A delicate atmosphere of musique concrète creep and death-ambient aesthetics. Unsettling, yet capturing moments of dreamlike [...]

  • Crash – Blu-Ray
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    For this icily erotic fusion of flesh and machine, David Cronenberg adapted J. G. Ballard’s future-shock novel of the 1970s into one of the most singular and provocative films of the 1990s. A [...]

  • Marie Davidson & L’Œil Nu ‎– Renegade Breakdown
    $28.00 | Read more

    “Marie Davidson is back with a new album, a new band, and a bold new sound. Arriving under the banner of Marie Davidson & L’Oeil nu, a trio formed of three old-time friends and [...]

  • G*Park – Gour
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    2020 restock. Swiss musique concrète composer and visual artist Marc Zeier/G*Park presents Gour. Active since the early ’80s, Zeier was a founding member of the Schimpfluch-Gruppe. He lives [...]

  • Eartheater – Phoenix: Flames Are Dew Upon My Skin
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    Eartheater’s voice glows brighter than ever at the center of Phoenix’s arrangements, cresting to operatic highs, settling into melancholic murmurs, or tumbling in animated cadences down the [...]

  • Atrax Morgue – Exterminate [Urashima LP Reissue]
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    “Exterminate, the most impressive and sinister album by Morgue first way – it is just the thirteenth work in his name, during his first three years of artistic production, returns to [...]

  • Pastor T.L Barrett-Like A Ship Without A Sail
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    Like A Ship-Primarily known as an album that hiphop luminaries such as Kanye West and T.I have pulled samples from, Pastor T.L Barrett’s 1971 album, stands own it’s own magnificently. [...]

  • Blue (Derek Jarman) – Blu-Ray
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    In his final—and most daring—cinematic statement, Derek Jarman the romantic meets Jarman the iconoclast in a lush soundscape pulsing against a purely blue screen. Laying bare his physical and [...]

  • Jackie Shane-Any Other Way
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    Recognized by genre aficionados as one of the greatest singers and most riveting stage presences in soul music, Jackie Shane has remained largely unknown outside Toronto, where her career briefly [...]

  • Dome-3
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    A true example of a band’s side project overtaking the original, Dome splintered off from post-punk legends Wire. While Dome’s first two albums toy with a minimalistic synthrock [...]


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