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Jack’s Staff Picks

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  • Marv – Basse Danse CS
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    What our staff has to say: “Magical little tape here, hits on all cylinders. Label hails from Boone NC, artists from Durham NC. Places both family and friends are located […]

  • Michel Foucault – The History of Sexuality
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    What our staff has to say: “Classic” – Jack Michel Foucault offers an iconoclastic exploration of why we feel compelled to continually analyze and discuss sex, and of the social [...]

  • Jonathan Richman & Modern Lovers – Modern Lovers 88 (35th Anniversary, Blue VInyl) (RSD)
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    What our staff has to say: “Late night Cali dance party jams from Jonathan Richman with his final Modern Lovers incarnation.” – Jon “A very good album, shocked this [...]

  • Jenny Hval – Paradise Rot
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    What our staff has to say: “Jenny Hval’s Paradise Rot, I read in one evening. If you know me, you’d know how rare it is that I do such a […]

  • Sylvia Plath – The Colossus
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    What our staff has to say: “Sylvia Plath is amazing. This is a must have by her.” – Jack With this startling, exhilarating book of poems, which was first published […]

  • 75 Dollar Bill – I Was Real
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    What our staff has to say: “Wonderful guitar drone duo.” – Jack 75 Dollar Bill is one of the essential groups at the heart of NYC’s underground. Driven by the […]

  • Ashes and Diamonds – Blu-Ray
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    What our staff has to say: “Great Polish film about decisions and choice. One of my favorites from first time watching and holds up even better on this 4k restoration, […]

  • Tony Conrad & Faust- Outside The Dream Syndicate
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    What our staff has to say: “Very very good drone violin with krautrock composition. A classic of all classics.” – Jack 2019 repress; LP version. “Violinist, composer and [...]

Michel Foucault, The History of Sexuality

“Classic”

Marv, Basse Danse

“Magical little tape here, hits on all cylinders. Label hails from Boone NC, artists from Durham NC. Places both family and friends are located for me. Recommend for a noisier ambient experience.”

Jonathan Richman & Modern Lovers, Modern Lovers 88

“A very good album, shocked this survived the crowd that was record store 2022.”

Mississippi John Hurt, 1928

“A classic of all classics going back to the early days of delta blues. Here is a comp of recordings from the year 1928. Great sound in the easy compact form of a cassette.”

Jenny Hval, Paradise Rot

“Jenny Hval’s Paradise Rot, I read in one evening. If you know me, you’d know how rare it is that I do such a thing. Great size, pace , and plot/writing ability granted this to happen. She writes with the 5 senses first in tale about a young woman studying abroad. The young woman moves in with a new roommate and then story gets very hallucinogenic.”

As Serious As Your Life: Black Music & The Free Jazz Revolution 1957-1977

“A very good book about the scope of free jazz. The author being a music journalist has first hand accounts of viewing and interviewing the artists involved in the scene. This gives the book not just the history of but a oral run through of the artists involved. Helps redefine what free jazz is, not just as a genre but as a movement as a whole between the 60’s – 70’s. Would recommend as well for the photos included in the book taken by Val Wilmer herself.”

Tony Conrad & Faust, Outside the Dream Syndicate

“Very very good drone violin with krautrock composition. A classic of all classics.”

beautywork, Lasagna

“I saw her play, I was impressed. I bought the cd and recommend to any listener.”

Brainticket, Celestial Ocean

“What a strange abstract gathering from this European prog/psyche rock group. The sound stretches beyond the idiom, ranging into categories of modern comp, ambient, and even world music. Would recommend for anyone with an interest in what the high weirdness of the early 1970s has to offer.”

Arthur Rimbaud, Poems

“Rimbaud the master of language, influenced many including the surrealists and singer song writers from likes of Bob Dylan and Patti Smith as well as many others. Collected here in a nice pocket edition. Would recommend to any sensitive to the written word.”

Sylvia Plath, The Colossus

“Sylvia Plath is amazing. This is a must have by her.”

Nick Land, Fanged Noumena

“This book of Nick Lands collected writings published by urbanomic is dandy. His writings range from the academic to full on speculative essays about the nature of Capital and Cthulhu. Part of the CCRU, read and understand the cult following of this contemporary technological writer.”

75 Dollar Bill, I Was Real

“Wonderful guitar drone duo.”

Natasha Stagg, Sleeveless

“This is a book of great CNF about the life of an author in the 2010’s NYC. Poignant on the culture around her as well as the forming of what is to happen next. Anything by semiotext(e) is worth investing in as there is a high reward output.”

Ashes and Diamonds

“Great Polish film about decisions and choice. One of my favorites from first time watching and holds up even better on this 4k restoration, highly recommended.”


  February 4, 2022  |  Staff Picks