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Hannah’s Staff Picks

  • Iota Leonis – The Third Star Of Right Wall Of Supreme Palace Enclosure
    $8.00 | , Add to cart

    For the entirety of history, mankind has been fascinated and humbled by the incomprehensible immensity of the night skies and the universe contained within them. Eternally expanding and [...]

  • Trey Gruber – Herculean House Of Cards
    $30.00 | , Add to cart

    A tortured songwriter and struggling addict who jolted the tired Chicago DIY scene with his own brand of primal despair, Trey Gruber and his band Parent were on track to join the ranks of Twin [...]

  • Numero 95
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    As escapism from corporate banality turned the corner in the ‘90s, a new generation of vibrant, software generated soundscapes emerged. Communal access to the internet propagated the new hive [...]

  • Sylvia ‎– Sweet Stuff
    $29.00 | , Add to cart

    Wewantsounds reissue Sylvia Robinson‘s super rare soul LP released in 1975 on her Vibration label, part of her All-Platinum/Stang/Turbo empire. Sweet Stuff features several Sylvia cult [...]

  • Alice Coltrane ‎– Lord Of Lords
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    2021 repress. “Originally released in 1972, Lord Of Lords was Alice Coltrane’s final album for Impulse! and the last installment in her awe-inspiring trilogy that also included [...]

  • Experience Unlimited ‎– Free Yourself (REISSUE)
    $26.00 | , Add to cart

    2021 repress. “The go-go band’s sought after debut album. Enriched funk. Magical, mystical, Afrocentric, progressive –words that could be used to describe any number of musical [...]

  • Malagasy, Gilson – At Newport-Paris (2021 Reissue)
    $29.00 | , Add to cart

    180 gram vinyl. “In May 1972, the wave of anger and the thirst for freedom that had swept the world in 1968 arrived in Madagascar. The Malagasy youth took the opportunity to exile in search [...]

  • Powers/Rolin Duo – Strange Fortune
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    “Underground music is filled with all kinds of characters, personalities, and peculiarities. Rare are the musical/artistic soul mates who have forged life, as well as creative, [...]

  • Selda – S/T
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    Pharaway Sounds present a reissue of the first album by Selda Bagcan, originally released in 1976. A collection of well-known poems and folk-songs, recorded in cooperation with the most [...]

  • Fifty Foot Hose – Cauldron
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    2021 repress. Aguirre Records present the first official vinyl reissue of Fifty Foot Hose‘s Cauldron, originally released on Limelight in 1967. Cauldron is the legendary psychedelic jazzy [...]

  • Oneohtrix Point Never – Russian Mind
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    Software/Mexican Summer – SFT 030 2013 US reissue Media Condition – VG, some light scuff marks on both sides, close to VG+ Sleeve Condition – VG+, a little wear along top edge of cover

  • VA – Alan Lomax’s American Patchwork
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    A stunning 2xLP collection of music documented during Alan Lomax’s final American field recording sessions from 1978 to 1983. A completely overlooked and underrepresented period in American folk [...]

  • Bikini Kill – Reject All American
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    REISSUED!!! BIKINI KILL’s final studio album originally released in 1996 on Kill Rock Stars.  Bikini Kill was a feminist punk band that was based in Olympia, WA and Washington, DC, forming [...]

  • Colleen – Captain Of None
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    n Colleen is French multi-instrumentalist Cecile Schott, who uses her voice and the treble viola da gamba (a baroque instrument with gut strings), to weave intricate stories about the human mind [...]

  • Saved & Sanctified: Songs Of The Jade Label
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    The rawest, DIY gospel ever resurrected. The West Side of Chicago was just an annex of the deep rural South for Gene Autry Cash and his flock of recent Old Dominion transplants looking to cut [...]

  • Rosali – No Medium
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    While the collection of songs on Philadelphia / Michigan musician Rosali’s electrifying third album, No Medium, explores the often dark territory of loss, death, sexuality, self-sabotage, and [...]

  • Betty Davis – They Say I’mDifferent
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    One can hardly imagine the genre-busting, culture-crossing musical magic of Outkast, Prince, Erykah Badu, Rick James, The Roots, or even the early Red Hot Chili Peppers without the influence of [...]

  • V/A – Kankyo Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & NewAge Music 1980-1990
    $55.00 | , Read more

    Light In The Attic’s Japan Archival Series continues with Kankyō Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990, an unprecedented overview of the country’s vital minimal, [...]

  • Emtidi ‎– Saat (Cargo Reissue)
    $28.00 | , Add to cart

    LP version. 180 gram vinyl, gatefold sleeve. A reissue of Emtidi‘s Saat, originally released in 1972 as the 14th release on the legendary label PILZ. Producer Dieter Dierks prescribed the [...]

  • Soul Jazz Records Presents: Two Synths, A Guitar And A Drum Machine
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    Soul Jazz Records new ‘Two Synths, A Guitar (and) A Drum Machine’ is a new collection of current D-I-Y post-punk bands shaped by the mutant sounds of no wave, punk funk and New York Noise bands [...]

  • Anne Briggs – Anne Briggs
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    This eponymous 1971 debut album by Anne Briggs, largely unavailable for 48 years, is widely regarded as a pillar of any folk collection. Re-issued here as part of the Topic Treasures series – [...]

  • Female Species – Tales Of My Lost Love
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    Behold the Female Species! A once-in-a-decade discovery of two sisters, married to music for life, always charging forward, indefatigable, indomitable, at last seen and heard. From their origins [...]

  • Rob Noyes – Arc Minutes
    $21.00 | , Add to cart

    A dazzling display of 12-string melodicism, Arc Minutes is the second full-length LP from once New Englander, now Tokyo-based, instrumentalist Rob Noyes. If one had to pin an influence from the [...]

  • Laurie Spiegel – Unseen Worlds
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    Laurie Spiegel’s second full-length album, Unseen Worlds, arrived just over ten years after her debut album. Having realized the pieces found on The Expanding Universe (1980) on an instrument no [...]

  • Delta 5 – Singles & Sessions
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    The original members of Delta 5, Julz Sale (vocals/guitar), Ros Allen (bass) and Bethan Peters (bass), formed the band “on a lark”, but soon became a part of the thriving Leeds [...]

  • Boards Of Canada – Music Has The Right To Children
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    Music Has The Right To Children is the debut studio album by Scottish electronic duo Boards Of Canada, originally released in April 1988 via Warp and Skam Records. Boards Of Canada are a Scottish [...]

  • Jenny Hval – Blood Bitch
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    Jenny Hval’s conceptual takes on collective and individual gender identities and sociopolitical constructs landed Apocalypse, girl on dozens of year end lists and compelled writers everywhere to [...]

  • Iasos – Celestial Soul Portrait
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    Inspired by the infinitely numbered harmonies transmitted by Vista, a benevolent being from a distant dimension, Iasos broke ground for a new age of electronic sound manipulation. His was [...]

  • Cleaners From Venus – Extra Wages
    $21.00 | , Add to cart

    Parting is such sweet sorrow! We at Captured Tracks have been so honored to release the wildly expansive catalogue of Martin Newell and the Cleaners From Venus that we couldn’t say [...]

  • Manisdron – s/t 12″ [Wild JP beats]
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    Manisdron, side project of GOAT (JP) drummer, Takafumi Okada debuts on L.I.E.S. with a four track ep of frenzied live electrified drum/blast synth rip not techno beat experiments. A powerful [...]

  • Rachel’s – Music For Egon Schiele
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    Originally performed as a live accompaniment for a 1995 theater-dance production about the life of painter Egon Schiele, this is the both the exception to the Rachel’s rule and their [...]

  • Pylon – Gyrate
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    “In the late 1970’s Athens, Georgia was buzzing with a raw but sophisticated music scene. Traditional southern rock had been the Georgia musical export for years before but the turn of the [...]

  • Olivia Neutron John – Injury Train and I’m Never Getting Off It b/w Vulnerability LP
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    Finally available again with new cover art and now packaged in a proper, high-gloss, jacket! ***original description: “RAW, GLITTERING, PSYCHEDELIC … OLIVIA NEUTRON-JOHN, is a [...]

  • Mdou Moctar – Ilana (The Creator)
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    Born in a nomad camp in Niger and now a leading figure of desert rock, Mdou Moctar has enjoyed one of quickest rises to success. In contrast to the polished style of Imarhan or Bombino, Mdou [...]

  • Widowspeak – Plum
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    “With Plum, the songwriting partnership rooted in the creative rapport between bandleader Molly Hamilton and guitarist Robert Earl Thomas continues to expand on shared visions, delving [...]

  • X – Los Angeles
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    While many musicians write songs about LA that focus on the sun, the beach, and the celebrities that inhabit it, X’s Los Angeles dives into a grittier (and perhaps more realistic) day in [...]

  • Julia Jacklin – Crushing
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    A couple tracks after hypnotizing the listener with Crushing‘s opener, “Body,” Julia Jacklin shares the relatable “Pressure to Party,” the perfect song for anyone [...]

  • Mitski-Be The Cowboy
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    “We want our artists to be strong but we also expect them to be vulnerable. Rather than avoiding this dilemma, Mitski addresses directly the power that comes from appearing impenetrable and [...]

  • US Girls-Heavy Light
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    “The highly anticipated seventh album by U.S. Girls, the protean musical enterprise of multi-disciplinary artist Meg Remy, will be released on 6th March entitled Heavy Light. While Remy has [...]

  • Broadcast-Tender Buttons
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    60s pop, soundtrack & avant masterpiece from Broadcast. One of the greatest bands of the Warp Records catalog. A must have!

  • Death-III
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    “Archive collection from the proto-Punk band. Death III slams the door on the vault with a powerful set of songs that bring equal amounts of Rock and ethereal soul-searching, in [...]

  • Kate Bush – The Kick Inside
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    Vinyl LP pressing. Digitally remastered edition. The Kick Inside is the debut studio album by English singer-songwriter and musician Kate Bush. It was released on 17 February 1978 and contains [...]

  • Brian Eno – Ambient 4: On Land
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    180 gram Vinyl 2018 Standard Edition. On ‘Ambient 4 (On Land)’ – the final edition in Eno’s ambient series – his palate shifted from electro-mechanical and acoustic instruments towards [...]

  • Big Star – #1 Record
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    Originally released in 1972, #1 Record is the debut album from Big Star, a critically acclaimed, Memphis-based band which is often credited with creating the power pop sound. Remastered from the [...]

  • V/A – More funky sounds of Female Africa 71-81
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    “In 2018 we introduced our first Mothers’ Garden compilation on International Womens’ Day. This compilation looked to shine a light on the often under-acknowledged musical [...]

  • Penny Penny-Shaku Bandu
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    “The story of South African singer and dancer Penny Penny is fit for Hollywood. A nearly homeless janitor with no education gets a record deal, becomes a multi-platinum-selling pop star, [...]


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