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Staff Picks – July 2021

July 2021’s archived staff picks.


Alex’s Picks

  • Aaron Dilloway & Lucrecia Dalt – Lucy & Aaron LP
    $20.00 | , Read more

    ARTIST STATEMENTS “I met Aaron in Madeira around 10 years ago, and I was blown away by his set, when I was going to tour the US for the first time, Forest, my US my booking agent asked me if I [...]

  • Sibylle Baier – Colour Green
    $27.00 | Read more

    “Colour Green” was recorded in Germany in the 1970-1973. In a particularly dark and moody period of her young life, Claudine, a friend of Sibylle’s, dragged her out from under [...]

  • Sewer Election – Antarktis CD
    $16.00 | Read more

    Six tracks of icy, dry, blistering, barren and unforgiving noise. Recorded and mixed at Studio Malign, Kortedala, 2021. Electronics, metal objects and reel-to-reel tape manipulation. Digipak CD.

  • Daniel Bachman – Axacan
    $28.00 | , Add to cart

    Daniel Bachman has never shied away from bold musical statements, those that follow his exacting vision for what can be seen as “guitar music”. The bold and engrossing [...]

Brandon’s Picks

  • Merzbow / Prurient – Black Crows Cyborg
    $28.00 | , Read more

    The skylines of Tokyo and New York City are impenetrable. On the streets it is cold — the ravens have blocked out the sun. The barbed chicken wire that surrounds the cities wave scraps of [...]

  • Michèle Bokanowski ‎– Rhapsodia / Battements Solaires
    $22.00 | , Read more

    “Michèle Bokanowski‘s art is one of densities, much like the density of a given color, a given depth. Her sound textures are, indeed, profound, both in the space occupied by their [...]

  • Horoscope – 1 Play Morose CS
    $13.00 | Add to cart

    Rene J. Nunez Cabrera is a New York City-based artist and composer operating through various monikers: Begun in 2013, Horoscope is central to his orbit of output. “1 Play Morose” is the latest [...]

  • Anna Hogberg Attack – Lena
    $15.00 | Add to cart

    A primal force of something… real. I have listened back and forth to the new album of Anna Högberg`s “Attack” numerous times now and it hit me like a split axe in a split second: This music [...]

Cleo’s Picks

  • VA – Oz Echoes: DIY Cassettes and Archives 1980-1989
    $28.00 | , Read more

    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
    $15.00 | Read more

    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, [...]

Dan’s Picks

  • Master Musicians of Joujouka – Live In Paris
    $31.00 | , Add to cart

    50 years since their first LP Brian Jones presents the Pipes of Pan at Joujouka was released (1971), The Master Musicians of Joujouka release a stunning double-LP recorded live at Centre Georges [...]

  • Indigo Ranch – Love Or Perish
    $8.00 | Add to cart

    “A contrite and rainy release, remnant of the saddest and most obscure UK 80s indie pop. The snare is only static as you pass through stations on the radio at 2am. The kick is your pulse. [...]

  • Event Horizon (Collector’s Edition) – Blu-Ray
    $32.00 | Read more

    “[It] doesn’t just borrow from fine antecedents, it takes their future shock value to new heights, using genuinely original FX and creep camerawork to great effect.” – Empire Magazine [...]

  • The United States Of America – s/t
    $29.00 | , Read more

    The United States of America, led by respected modern classical avant garde musician Joseph Byrd, cut a wide swath through the 1968 world of rock, just then comfortably settling in to its [...]

Hannah’s Picks

  • Selda – S/T
    $25.00 | , Add to cart

    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
    $28.00 | , Read more

    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 [...]

  • Iasos – Celestial Soul Portrait
    $25.00 | , Read more

    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 [...]

Jon’s Picks

  • Alternative TV – Vibing Up The Senile Man LP (2019 reissue)
    $21.00 | , Add to cart

    Possibly one of the weirdest experiments in the post-punk realm, Vibing Up the Senile Man (Part One) is the second studio album by English anti-heroes Alternative TV, originally released in March [...]

  • Evan Parker – Collected Solos
    $165.00 | Read more

    OTOROKU present a reissue of Evan Parker‘s legendary box set Collected Solos. Originally issued in 1989 and long ago sold out, Collected Solos brings Evan Parker’s first four solo LPs [...]

  • Free Music Quintet – Free Music 1& 2
    $22.00 | , Add to cart

    ESP-Disk’ present a reissue of Free Music Quintet‘s Free Music 1 and 2, originally released in 1968. Dutch drummer Pierre Courbois, an early adaptor of free jazz, had previously [...]

  • Giusto Pio – Motore Immobile
    $31.00 | , Add to cart

    2021 repress, available in March. Soave present the first vinyl reissue of Giusto Pio‘s Motore Immobile, originally released in 1979. One of the most striking documents of Italy’s [...]

  • Horace Tapscott Quintet – The Giant Is Awakened
    $23.00 | , Add to cart

    The title of Horace Tapscott’s debut release is apt, if not self-referential, for indeed a giant of West Coast jazz had awakened with this, the pianist/composer/bandleader’s 1969 album for the [...]

Justin’s Picks

  • Day of the Animals – Blu-Ray
    $26.00 | Add to cart

    Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the wilderness, director William Girdler and producer Ed Montoro sought to top their surprise blockbuster GRIZZLY with a bigger budget, larger [...]

  • Combat Toyoda Video Mixtape Vol. 6
    $15.00 | , Add to cart

    VHS mixtape by Justin Weise, curator at Torn Light Records. Highly recommended.

  • Queens of Evil – Blu-Ray
    $24.00 | Add to cart

    QUEENS OF EVIL : First ever U.S. release for this much sought after Euro horror film. In this dark, gothic fairy tale for adults Ray Lovelock plays David, a lone hippie motorcyclist, cruising the [...]

Kobe’s Picks

  • Bathouse – Bathouse LP [2nd Pressing Red Vinyl]
    $22.00 | Add to cart

    Did you say Bath-House?”, was the initial response when I proudly announced to a Norman-troglodyte about the newest, ear blastingest, front-over-sideways puke-a-thon noise-rocking trio [...]

  • Militarie Gun – All Roads Lead To The Gun
    $16.00 | , Add to cart

    Militarie Gun return with their Second EP “All Roads Lead To The Gun”, 4 tracks that are as abrasive as they are catchy. 1. Ain’t No Flowers 2. Don’t Pick Up The Phone 3. [...]

  • Dorothy Ashby – The Jazz Harpist
    $23.00 | , Read more

    Sowing Records present a reissue of Dorothy Ashby‘s debut album, The Jazz Harpist, originally released in 1957 by the Regent label. Recognized as the woman who gave the harp a jazz voice, [...]

  • Love – Four Sail (Sundazed Reissue)
    $25.00 | , Add to cart

    As Arthur Lee entered the studio to begin the sessions for 1969’s Four Sail, he was the only remaining band member from the previous three LPs’ lineups. Enlisting the aid of Frank Fayad on bass, [...]


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