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  • Neumusik – The Complete Edition
    Neumusik – The Complete Edition
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    Book containing all six issues of the Neumusik fanzine which David Elliott edited between 1979-82 while at university. The ‘zine focussed on European, electronic and experimental music which had [...]

  • Alex Cobb – Marigold And Cable
    Alex Cobb – Marigold And Cable
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    Label: Shelter Press SP040.R13 Format: LP Country: France Released: 2014

  • Paul Beaver & Bernard L. Krause – The Nonesuch Guide To Electronic Music
    Paul Beaver & Bernard L. Krause – The Nonesuch Guide To Electronic Music
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    Label: Nonesuch HC-73018 Format: 2LP boxset + manual Country: USA Released: 1968

  • Broadcast – Mother Is The Milky Way
    Broadcast – Mother Is The Milky Way
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    Label: Warp WARPLP336 Format:  LP Country: UK Released: 2023

  • Brandeis University Chamber Chorus, Alvin Lucier, Pauline Oliveros, John Cage, Robert Ashley, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Morton Feldman – Extended Voices
    Brandeis University Chamber Chorus, Alvin Lucier, Pauline Oliveros, John Cage, Robert Ashley, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Morton Feldman – Extended Voices
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    Label: Odyssey – 32 16 0156 Format: Vinyl, LP Country: US Released: 1967 VG+/VG with some faint water damage in bottom right corner. Good amount of shelf wear.

  • Vladimir Ussachevsky – Otto Luening – Tape Music An Historic Concert
    Vladimir Ussachevsky – Otto Luening – Tape Music An Historic Concert
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    Label: Desto – DC 6466 Format: Vinyl, LP Country: US Released: 1968 VG+/VG+, still in shrink with some light wear/discoloration  

  • V/A – A Consonant Vowel (Cincinnati / Ohio Gallery Released Sound Art / Experimental from ’88)
    V/A – A Consonant Vowel (Cincinnati / Ohio Gallery Released Sound Art / Experimental from ’88)
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    Label: C.A.G.E Records Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation Country: US Released: 1988 VG+/VG+  

  • George Harrison – Electronic Sound
    George Harrison – Electronic Sound
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    Label: Zapple – ST-3358 Format: Vinyl, LP Country: US Released: 1969 VG+/VG, with some noticeable edgewear & ringwear

  • Lawrence English – The Peregrine
    Lawrence English – The Peregrine
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    Label: Experimedia – EXPLP020 Format: Vinyl Country: US Released: 2011 VG+/VG+, with Jacket still in shrink.

  • Glenn Branca – The Ascension
    Glenn Branca – The Ascension
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    Label: Superior Viaduct – SV056 Format: Vinyl, LP, Reissue Country: US Released: 2014 VG+/VG+

  • Angus MacLise – New York Electronic, 1965
    Angus MacLise – New York Electronic, 1965
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    Label: Sub Rosa – SRV355 Format: Vinyl, LP, Repress Country: Belgium Released: 2014 VG+/VG+, with a spot of wear at center of top edge.

  • Laurie Anderson – United States Live
    Laurie Anderson – United States Live
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    Label:Warner Bros. Records – 1-25192 Format: 5x Vinyl LP Boxset Country: US Released: 1984 VG+/VG+ with light marks & some boxwear

  • John McCowen – Models of Duration
    John McCowen – Models of Duration
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    The latest from the uncompromising John McCowen is a split release between Dinzu Artefacts and Astral Spirits. Models of Duration follows the same trajectory as McCowen’s other amazing solo [...]

  • Aki Onda – Transmissions From The Radio Midnight
    Aki Onda – Transmissions From The Radio Midnight
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    This project, entitled Transmissions From The Radio Midnight, started around 2006, when I acquired a Sony TCM F59 — an AM/FM radio and cassette recorder combined in a slim, handheld […]

  • Group Material – Intimations
    Group Material – Intimations
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    Intimations marks the first official release of Group Material, the sound work of Eric Sanchez and Avalon Kalin. Released as a limited edition cassette on Slug Spitter. Dreamlike, “Intimations” [...]

  • Maryanne Amacher: Selected Writings and Interviews
    Maryanne Amacher: Selected Writings and Interviews
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    The life and work of Maryanne Amacher are as vast as they are little known. In this volume, Amy Cimini and Bill Dietz offer a heterodox and idiosyncratic selection of […]

  • John Cage/Aaron Dilloway – Rozart Mix
    John Cage/Aaron Dilloway – Rozart Mix
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    “So excited and honored to finally release the vinyl document of my realization of JOHN CAGE’s ROZART MIX.  Back in the extremely strange year of 2020, I was approached by […]

  • Moonilena – Minnet
    Moonilena – Minnet
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    This debut-LP is structured like a long-form piece split up into smaller parts, constructed with manipulated field recordings, synthesis experimentations, layered harmonies and textured sound [...]

  • Rocker Magazine – Issue #3
    Rocker Magazine – Issue #3
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    ROCKER is a new bimonthly digest printed and published in the great city of Philadelphia, PA, USA. It focuses on harsh noise, ambient, musique concrète, electroacoustic, drone, tape music, wall [...]

  • V/A – Five Spanish Pioneers of Electronic and Experimental Music: 1953-1969
    V/A – Five Spanish Pioneers of Electronic and Experimental Music: 1953-1969
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    This LP reveals the extraordinary diversity of research — almost all hidden — by Spanish musicians in the ’50s and ’60s. Those pieces were composed while the country was [...]

  • Personal Best 9
    Personal Best 9
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    Lasse Marghaug’s magazine Personal Best is back! Issue number 9 will be in hand and shipping mid to late June. Still my favorite magazine around. Issue 9 features interviews with […]

  • Cartas Da Catalunya – When Damian Meets Suitcase Bob
    Cartas Da Catalunya – When Damian Meets Suitcase Bob
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    Bruno Abdala, or Abdala, or Ab as he’s known in Brazil is an enthusiastic supporter. Unlike folks of a certain age who center themselves in every story as hero or […]

  • Roger Eno – The Turning Year
    Roger Eno – The Turning Year
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    Roger Eno is a British composer and musician whose distinctive style as a recording artist has attracted a cult following. Last year he made his debut on Deutsche Grammophon with […]

  • Eve Aboulkheir / Lasse Marhaug – 22/12/2017 Guilin Synthetic Daydream / How to Avoid Ants
    Eve Aboulkheir / Lasse Marhaug – 22/12/2017 Guilin Synthetic Daydream / How to Avoid Ants
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    “22/12/2017 Guilin Synthetic Daydream” is a perceptual trap. Inspired by an experience of intense perceptive disorientation while crossing a market in China, Eve Aboulkheir [...]

  • Philippe Doray & Les Asociaux Associes – Le Composant Compositeur
    Philippe Doray & Les Asociaux Associes – Le Composant Compositeur
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    Having dynamited the end of the ’70s with two radical albums — Ramasse-Miettes Nucléaires (FFL 058LP) in 1976 and Nouveaux Modes Industriels (FFL 059LP) in 1978, both reissued by [...]

  • Sarah Davachi, Quatuor Bozzini – Long Gradus
    Sarah Davachi, Quatuor Bozzini – Long Gradus
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    new longform commissioned work released 3 November 2023 on the artist’s own Late Music label. String quartet version available as a 2LP and CD, or four different instrumental variations presented [...]

  • Ellen Arkbro – Sounds While Waiting
    Ellen Arkbro – Sounds While Waiting
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    Sounds While Waiting documents the latest organ works by composer and musician Ellen Arkbro – following her phenomenal debut, 2017’s For Organ And Brass, and the more recent CHORDS for […]

  • Osmo Lindeman – Electronic Works
    Osmo Lindeman – Electronic Works
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    What our staff has to say: “Incredible works from Finnish electronic music composer. Fits right in with the Sahko catalog.” – Alex *includes a CD featuring all tracks from the [...]

  • Magnús Pálsson – Enginn Gleypir S​ó​lina CD + Book
    Magnús Pálsson – Enginn Gleypir S​ó​lina CD + Book
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    What our staff has to say: “Audio from a Magnus Palsson exhibit. Very Runzelstirn Gurgelstock or Hermann Nitsch energy here. Lots of of grunting, moaning and intimate human sounds. Includes [...]

  • Halim El-Dabh – The Wondrous Reverberations of Halim El-Dabh
    Halim El-Dabh – The Wondrous Reverberations of Halim El-Dabh
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    Considered to be one of the earliest composers of electronic music, Halim El-Dabh (1921-2017) was an Egyptian-American musician, ethnomusicologist, and educator. The works in this compilation [...]

  • Henryk GoyRecki – Beth Gibbons, Krzysztof Penderecki – Symphony No. 3 Op. 36
    Henryk GoyRecki – Beth Gibbons, Krzysztof Penderecki – Symphony No. 3 Op. 36
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    2019 UK Pressing on Domino, WIGLP395X VG+/VG+ Light marks & wear. Signed print & DVD included.

  • La Monte Young / Marian Zazeela – 31 VII 69 10:26 – 10:49 PM / 23 VIII 64 2:50:45 – 3:11 AM The Volga Delta
    La Monte Young / Marian Zazeela – 31 VII 69 10:26 – 10:49 PM / 23 VIII 64 2:50:45 – 3:11 AM The Volga Delta
    $29.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “‘Composer La Monte Young Does Not Understand His Work’ – Tony Conrad, 1990” – Cleo “La Monte Young was born in Bern, Idaho in [...]

  • A Mammal’s Notebook: The Writings of Erik Satie
    A Mammal’s Notebook: The Writings of Erik Satie
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    This is the largest selection, in any language, of the writings of Erik Satie (1866-1925). Although once dismissed as an eccentric, Satie has come to be seen as a key […]

  • Takehisa Kosugi – S/T
    Takehisa Kosugi – S/T
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    Slowscan’s latest, a stunning, remastered vinyl edition of Takehisa Kosugi’s New York, August 14, 1991 – expanded to include an entire second LP of recordings made by the [...]

  • Magnus Jäverling – Bowdark
    Magnus Jäverling – Bowdark
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    What our staff has to say: “Feels and sounds like a real movie score. For fans of electronic music sounds.” – Jack Bowdark is the name of a fictitious town […]

  • Franciska – Tryghed
    Franciska – Tryghed
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    What our staff has to say: “Another Discreet pick for me this week. This record crafts the ultimate comfort sound, dropping you into a soundscape that feels like laying on […]

  • Zach Rowden – No Middle Without The Beginning LP
    Zach Rowden – No Middle Without The Beginning LP
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    Ships prior to release date of 9/29/2023. Zach Rowden’s new album, titled “No Middle Without The Beginning”, radiates the current musical concrete. Two pieces, each spanning a [...]

  • Colin Andrew Sheffield – Images
    Colin Andrew Sheffield – Images
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    What our staff has to say: “Gorgeous ambient soundscapes through manipulated samples of jazz records. While the source material is mostly unrecognizable, completely repurposed into amorphous [...]

  • VA – Revolutions Per Minute (The Art Record)
    VA – Revolutions Per Minute (The Art Record)
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    What our staff has to say: “Originally released in 1982 and now available from Song Cycle Records, Revolutions Per Minute (The Art Record) showcases 3 to 5 minute sound pieces […]

  • Alan Licht and John Krausbauer – Self Titled 7″
    Alan Licht and John Krausbauer – Self Titled 7″
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    What our staff has to say: “Insane amplified violin shredding on top of electric guitar on A side – I’ve never heard a violin sounding like that, blending completely with […]

  • Komet – Rausch LP
    Komet – Rausch LP
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      Komet // Frank Bretschneider is one of the founders of the esteemed raster-media label. This album – originally a CD released on 12k in 2000, features clean sine-tones and […]

  • Cages – Folding Space
    Cages – Folding Space
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    The shaking notes that make up “Folding Space” were recorded by two people holed up in their whole respective imaginations of visions of loops, layers and pleading lyrics. They sought [...]

  • glas – One
    glas – One
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    Glas “One” CDr is a 39 minute piece of atmospheric synth music. Noise, improvisations & modular rhythms. Leaning close to midnight movie amateur gazings & drugged out early [...]

  • V/A – Sound
    V/A – Sound
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    What our staff has to say: “Etats-Unis (Superior Viaduct’s more experimental reissue label) had a recent LAFMS drop (Smegma, ID Art #2, Blorp Esette Volume One, and the La Forte […]

  • Ross Gentry – September LP
    Ross Gentry – September LP
    $28.00 | , Add to cart

    Please Note: This item is a Pre-Order! Expected to ship the last week of February or earlier! The inaugural Ceremony of Seasons release! The music accompaniment to VISUALS Wine’s first […]

  • Henning Christiansen – Satie I Hoj So
    Henning Christiansen – Satie I Hoj So
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    Restocked, last copies. The Institute for Danish Sound Archeology and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Roskilde, Denmark present a reissue of the most enigmatic and rare of Danish artist […]

  • Mattxibarra – Absolute Misery
    Mattxibarra – Absolute Misery
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    It should come as no surprise that ‘deep listening,’ a practice attributed to the late Pauline Oliveros, gestated into a form of ‘music,’ often labelled ‘as ambient, ethereal, [...]

  • Ryu Hankil – 3
    Ryu Hankil – 3
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    Released by Incheon Art Platform in Korea. “This is also connected with exorcism. In the ruling system of medieval religion and politics, demons, devils, etc. were treated as viruses that [...]

  • Zeitkratzer – Alvin Lucier
    Zeitkratzer – Alvin Lucier
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    By zkr director Reinhold Friedl’s personal request now available on vinyl for the first time: zeitkratzer’s critically acclaimed interpretations of compositions by Alvin Lucier. Alvin [...]

  • Love, Icebox: Letters from John Cage to Merce Cunningham
    Love, Icebox: Letters from John Cage to Merce Cunningham
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    Cage’s passionate, distraught and affectionate letters to Cunningham provide a vivid portrait of the start of their life together These early letters from John Cage to Merce Cunningham will [...]

  • Malcolm Goldstein – Early Electronic/Tape Collage Music
    Malcolm Goldstein – Early Electronic/Tape Collage Music
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    Alga Marghen proudly presents an LP edition including some of the seminal electronic/tape collage pieces by Malcolm Goldstein, created in close connection to the sulphuric New York pre-Fluxus [...]

  • Wilted Woman – Songs in the Key of Wilt
    Wilted Woman – Songs in the Key of Wilt
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    Originally released digitally by the artist at the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, “Songs in the Key of Wilt” is a succinct and satisfying offering from Berlin’s Wilted [...]

  • Intersystems – IV LP
    Intersystems – IV LP
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    Label Description: Toronto’s infamous psychedelic multimedia collective, Intersystems, make a surprise return with a new full-length LP, #IV, their first new material since 1968! Intersystems’ [...]

  • The Wire  – #460 June 2022
    The Wire – #460 June 2022
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    “On the cover: Phew. The Japanese punk survivor and intrepid vocalist/composer continues to build an impressive catalogue of collaborations, solo projects and band work in a career now [...]

  • Various Artists – Slowscan 52 – Drag Marks (10 CS boxset)
    Various Artists – Slowscan 52 – Drag Marks (10 CS boxset)
    $300.00 | Add to cart

    In (heavy and over-sized) wooden box of 40 handnumbered copies. Includes one handnumbered insert. 10 audiotqps with interviews/statements, experimental and electronic music by William Burroughs, [...]

  • Jerry Hunt – Ground: Five Mechanic Convention Streams
    Jerry Hunt – Ground: Five Mechanic Convention Streams
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    The final album released by the composer-performer Jerry Hunt before his death, Ground: Five Mechanic Convention Streams is a rare and foundational audio document of Hunt’s compositional process. [...]

  • Daniel Schmidt – Cloud Shadows
    Daniel Schmidt – Cloud Shadows
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    Cloud Shadows is the third album by the American gamelan composer, Daniel Schmidt. The pieces in Cloud Shadows, which are quite varied and more current than the work represented on […]

  • The Wire – #459 May 2022
    The Wire – #459 May 2022
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    “On the cover: Reynols. As one of the most singular groups in all of rock release their first western album in two decades, following drummer Miguel Tomasin’s Henry Viscardi Award [...]

  • Geklaper – Penitent Judge
    Geklaper – Penitent Judge
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    A rich, introspective journey towards the deep zone of repentance. The newest effort by Russian artist Geklaper is a broken, tape flutter-stained affair, retaining some moments of hopefulness but [...]

  • Doris Dana – Sentimental Atmospheres
    Doris Dana – Sentimental Atmospheres
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    Thought forms arranged on a timeline swept along by the dusty cacophony of emotional debris. Radiating vibrations trapped in memory vessels, existing in our constantly rotating loop of life. [...]