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  • Vacation – Rare Earth
    Vacation – Rare Earth
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    “Vacation’s new album Rare Earth comes at a time when the powder keg of civilization as we know it is particularly vulnerable to the spark that swallows our very existence. […]

  • Aaron Dilloway – Live 9.10.22
    Aaron Dilloway – Live 9.10.22
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    This is the official live recording of Aaron Dilloway’s set in Ithaca, NY on September 10th 2022. With only three days to plan, the venue for the show was acquired, […]

  • Primitive Isolation Tactics – Reluctant Glory
    Primitive Isolation Tactics – Reluctant Glory
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    Montreal’s Taylor Geddes is a wearer of many hats in the underground: running the essential noise distro Scream & Writhe as well as his own imprint (Absurd Exposition), moderator of [...]

  • Alex York – Electro Paralysis
    Alex York – Electro Paralysis
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    Frequent patrons of the Prime Ruin catalog should already recognize Alex York as a household name but for those that don’t, here is a brief introduction: Hailing from the Cincinnati, […]

  • Franciska – Afvikling
    Franciska – Afvikling
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    The latest in the prolific output of Copenhagen’s talented Jonas Torstensen, better known as Franciska. Those already familiar with Franciska’s output from the past couple years on [...]

  • Stinkmeat – Stinkmeat
    Stinkmeat – Stinkmeat
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    “Who is he?!” While the subgenre of gorenoise may be a hair outside of this label’s wheelhouse, Gracious Host is no less proud to present the debut of Ithaca’s STINKMEAT. [...]

  • Running & Ryley Walker – s/t
    Running & Ryley Walker – s/t
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    Ryley Walker, guitar Jeffrey Tucholski, guitar Matthew Hord, bass Alejandro Morales, drums

  • Ananya Ganesh – Precis​-​Loving
    Ananya Ganesh – Precis​-​Loving
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    Ananya Ganesh (b. 1997) is an improviser from Madras based in North America. Their idiosyncratically simultaneous improvisation of the voice and piano lies between the unrealizable and what could [...]

  • The Threat – Live In Limerick (1981)
    The Threat – Live In Limerick (1981)
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    Legendary Dublin punk band formed in November 1978 by Maurice Foley (guitar/vocals), which had a number of iterations before disbanding in 1981. The Threat built up a following in Dublin […]

  • Sofia Carbonara – On Names
    Sofia Carbonara – On Names
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    ON “ON NAMES:” I recorded the voices of my parents (Joaquin & Daniela) reading off phonemes (the sounds in words) from Spanish, Italian, and German in search of what my […]

  • Grey Windowpane – Churn Clockburning Ace CS
    Grey Windowpane – Churn Clockburning Ace CS
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    Ships by 7/28/23. Writing about Mazozma aka Ma Turner’s work is like trying to frame a river. Throughout the course of their prolific career and many projects, the Lexington, KY […]

  • Fruit LoOops – Last Chance At The Pharmacy CS (2nd pressing)
    Fruit LoOops – Last Chance At The Pharmacy CS (2nd pressing)
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    Ships by or around 7/21/223 “Do you wanna hear it? Do you want to hear me screeeaaaaammmm!?” Fruit LoOops vocalist Jackie Switzer opened their 2020 LP, Orangina, with these words. […]

  • Kenneth Anger’s Lucifer Rising Sountrack
    Kenneth Anger’s Lucifer Rising Sountrack
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    What our staff has to say: “I love Kenneth Anger’s films. Having this tape edition of the soundtrack of Lucifer Rising is a joy for us all. Check out the […]

  • Limbs Bin – A Glass Of Sour Quince
    Limbs Bin – A Glass Of Sour Quince
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    18 new tracks of heartstopping blast chaotics from Western Mass noisecore legend Limbs Bin. 17 originals and a Bob Dylan cover in less than three minutes. When they said you’d […]

  • The 12th Annual International Sound Poetry Festival – Boxset & Book
    The 12th Annual International Sound Poetry Festival – Boxset & Book
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    What our staff has to say: “Almost 5 hours of recordings from the 12th Annual International Sound Poetry Festival on 4 cassettes and including a lovely 240 page book documenting […]

  • 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, [...]

  • Private Lives – S/T CS
    Private Lives – S/T CS
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    Five tracks of incredibly vital and hard hitting punk from Montréal! Private Lives morphed from the pandemic bedroom project of husband and wife Chance (guitar) and Jackie (vocals) into a […]

  • Why Bother? – There Are Such Things CS
    Why Bother? – There Are Such Things CS
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    Undeniably one of the most prolific punk bands of the moment, Iowa’s WHY BOTHER? are back mere weeks after their debut LP with an eleven song cassette! Just in time […]

  • Drone – A Perfect Blind
    Drone – A Perfect Blind
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    The 2nd in our 3 drøne reissues, released on cassette for the first time, in anticipation of new material from the band late ’19, early ’20 a perfect blind was […]

  • DJ Chooch – Moongazer
    DJ Chooch – Moongazer
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    This is the debut release of Atlanta’s DJ Chooch, the moniker of Ashley Choo-Hen, active primarily as a dj the past few years and is distinguished by her energetic, non-conformist, […]

  • Various Artists – Slowscan 52 – Drag Marks (10 CS boxset)
    Various Artists – Slowscan 52 – Drag Marks (10 CS boxset)
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    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, [...]

  • Alex Cunningham – Armor
    Alex Cunningham – Armor
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    Six tracks of solo acoustic violin improvisation, recorded at home in October 2020. Alex Cunningham – violin, objects, artwork

  • Alie – Whole
    Alie – Whole
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    𝐼𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑏𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑑𝑙𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑜𝑐𝑒𝑎𝑛 𝑜𝑓 𝑚𝑦 𝑏𝑒𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑤𝑖𝑛𝑑 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑑 𝑑𝑖𝑒𝑠 𝑑𝑜𝑤𝑛 For 𝑊ℎ𝑜𝑙𝑒, Berlin-based Alie illustrates a selection from the Ashtavakra Gita with a sprawling excursion of […]

  • 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. [...]

  • Tarkamt – 1100dB
    Tarkamt – 1100dB
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    Tarkamt, the solo project of Egyptian artist Cherif El-Masri (The Invisible Hands), unfolds its second release 1100 dB. A deluge of mass psychotropic soundscapes, churning crude spurts of coarse [...]

  • pnl(a) – Compulsion Fabric
    pnl(a) – Compulsion Fabric
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    The first cassette release by pnl(a), a project conceived by Brandon Auger (Halifax, NS) in 1995 and now highly active after some torpid years. Compulsion Fabric droops sentimental tones tangled [...]

  • Sharon Van Etten – We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong
    Sharon Van Etten – We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong
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    Sharon Van Etten has always been the kind of artist who helps people make sense of the world around them, and her sixth album, We’ve Been Going About This All […]

  • Marv – Basse Danse CS
    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 […]

  • Fourth Wife – Head Fell Between Two Horses CS
    Fourth Wife – Head Fell Between Two Horses CS
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    Fourth Wife is the long-running project of Cincinnati’s Michael Latella. His latest full-length is Head Fell Between Two Horses, and as in his previous work, Latella stretches, splits, and [...]

  • Riley – Drowned
    Riley – Drowned
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    “Drowned” is a collection of spectral, downtempo jungle reverberations from NYC-based artist Riley, who East Coast underground types may also know from the intense tape-machine and [...]

  • Chris Fratesi – Stunad
    Chris Fratesi – Stunad
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    “The immense detail and expression of the slow decay of ‘symmetry’ displayed via two examples of exhaustive long form audio patterning.  Both tapes achieve ‘non composition’ via subtle yet [...]

  • Drekka – Grieve
    Drekka – Grieve
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    Drekka’s debut full-length, “Grieve”, was release on August 24th, 1996. This was the day of my friend Phil Perry’s funeral and the first copy was buried with him. Phil was [...]

  • Indiegubben – Morka Moln
    Indiegubben – Morka Moln
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    He doesn’t tell me too much about how he makes the music, it just happens. Wise decision making from a seasoned listener and (only recent) sound creator. Magnus Jensen is […]

  • Night Foundation – Reflection
    Night Foundation – Reflection
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    Reflection first began as a series of three recordings I made for my close friend and colleague, the performance artist Ana Mendez. The purpose of the music was to accompany […]

  • Shredded Nerve – Bleeding From The Head
    Shredded Nerve – Bleeding From The Head
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    mt114cs released July 31, 2017 2016-2017 Linden St., Brooklyn NY

  • Signal Decay – Derelict (Pump Song) CS
    Signal Decay – Derelict (Pump Song) CS
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    Label Description: Signal Decay – Derelict (Pump Song) Here: Cassette plus 1 Digi Track (Excerpt) Industrial Coast Big Cartel: Cassette Only An ill-at-ease musing on home and place. [...]

  • John O’Neill – Cine/Hollywood Tow
    John O’Neill – Cine/Hollywood Tow
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    After years of receiving many of his excellent recordings in my inbox, I’m excited to finally be involved in the materialization of the first proper release by Los Angeles-based artist […]

  • Chucha – What Remains
    Chucha – What Remains
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    Laura Muñoz’s Chucha project has been responsible for a healthy chunk of the freshest, most mind-bending live sets I’ve seen since she began playing live in 2016; each performance [...]

  • Autumn Casey – Your Own Entertainment Channel
    Autumn Casey – Your Own Entertainment Channel
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    Currently based out Miami FL Autumn Casey is an Artist in the truest sense, using multiple different mediums to express her inspirations. On the A.side of “Your Own Entertainment [...]

  • LOBA Adress – Will You Take No, Will You Straighten Your Jacket
    LOBA Adress – Will You Take No, Will You Straighten Your Jacket
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    A footrace on the moon / two show up armed with nothing but a polished flute and an assortment of scraping, stumbling percussion. No audience, no prize, no celebration, no […]

  • Andrew Kirschner – Mirror Thru Haze
    Andrew Kirschner – Mirror Thru Haze
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    Featuring John Olson, Ben Gmetro and TJ Duke Recorded and mixed by Ben Gmetro and AK Mastered by Wyatt Howland Artwork by James Searfoss Layout by Dave Petersen

  • Noisteria Emission – Magneta
    Noisteria Emission – Magneta
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    Waves of noise, sweeping pulses, and abrasive drones. This release is more about disintegrating harsh noise than west coast inspired synthesis.

  • Nape – Ten Tonne Angel CS (2nd Edition)
    Nape – Ten Tonne Angel CS (2nd Edition)
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    What our staff has to say: “Top level techno. Raw, primitive, engaging angular sounds all under the umbrella of dance inducing psychedelia. A MUST HAVE OF 2021!!!” – Brandon [...]

  • taupe set xl – shadow of venus
    taupe set xl – shadow of venus
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    What our staff has to say: “There is always a teetering feeling I have with ambient music. I’m on the verge of standing in place as the piece moves past […]

  • Distant Tongues – Ongue Ditas
    Distant Tongues – Ongue Ditas
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    A recent long-distance virtual studio collaboration between close colleague and fellow traveller Raphael Alvarez of Guatemala/Cuba via North Carolina, and Richard Vergez. Ongue Ditas is a melding [...]

  • A Fail Association – This Will… CS
    A Fail Association – This Will… CS
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    Round two for the Sheriff of Dada Drumming and mayor of Funkytown, TX, with two brickwall tracks recorded in 2018. The second AFA release for MT coming 16 years after […]

  • History Of Leather – Courte Oreilles To 33rd CS
    History Of Leather – Courte Oreilles To 33rd CS
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    Brute rust belt concréte compositions of full spectrum, delicate yet hard-edged crumbling narratives from Chicago’s south side. released September 3, 2021 Recorded by P.M. and R.F. at the [...]

  • Kaltrunner – Dirteater II
    Kaltrunner – Dirteater II
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    After multiple self-published digital only albums, Atlanta based artist KALTRUNNER joins the AA family with his first physical release titled “Dirteater II.” Over 30 minutes and 5 tracks, [...]

  • Iota Leonis – The Third Star Of Right Wall Of Supreme Palace Enclosure
    Iota Leonis – The Third Star Of Right Wall Of Supreme Palace Enclosure
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    What our staff has to say: “I get how the star system Iota Leonis inspired this album. Each track is as epic and varied as what’s in the night sky. […]

  • DJ ARG – 808 Miles High
    DJ ARG – 808 Miles High
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    From Mainz Germany, DJ ARG is one of the most prolific and skilled acid producers in the underground scene. He lives and breathes acid. With ‘808 Miles High’ he has […]

  • TX Connect – Jerusalem’s Lot
    TX Connect – Jerusalem’s Lot
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    Dallas techno renegade TX Connect (Gavin Guthrie) delivers on his first EP for Dead Channel. With releases on L.I.E.S., Crème Organization, Medical Records, Dixon Avenue Basement Jams, and his [...]

  • Endless Decay – Volume One
    Endless Decay – Volume One
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    Dead Channel is proud to present Endless Decay – Volume 1. A scorching compliation featuring a powerhouse lineup including: DJ VST, Eindkrak, Keith&Kevin, Robert E Livingood, Memory [...]

  • Mokre’tzy Konstruktor – Forms
    Mokre’tzy Konstruktor – Forms
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    Dead Channel is proud to present Forms, a new album, from Mokre’tzy Konstruktor. A monumental mutant minimal synth masterpiece, filled with gnarled electronics and dystopian soundscapes. Based in [...]

  • The Concept Horse – Fills Vol. I-IV 2xCS
    The Concept Horse – Fills Vol. I-IV 2xCS
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    The label’s inaugural release (!) is a four-part, double cassette collection of polyrhythmic vignettes from the concept horse: FILLS VOL. I-IV. From the artist: These sonic bits were all [...]

  • Vernacular – The Little Bird CS
    Vernacular – The Little Bird CS
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    Generational Muse “Forty years ago a group of hipsters fled Manhattan for . . . has it even been that long? I cannot fathom for I’m still alive and so […]

  • Chris Williams & Patrick Shiroishi – Sans Soleil CS
    Chris Williams & Patrick Shiroishi – Sans Soleil CS
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    CHRIS WILLIAMS: Trumpet, Cornet, Flugelhorn, Synth, Objects PATRICK SHIROISHI: Alto, Bari, Sopranino, Soprano and Tenor Saxophones, Clarinet, Electric Toothbrush, Glockenspiel Engineered by: [...]

  • Lisa Cameron & Sandy Ewen – See Creatures Too 2CS
    Lisa Cameron & Sandy Ewen – See Creatures Too 2CS
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    Brand new sprawling double cassette document from Lisa Cameron & Sandy Ewen! “Sea Creatures Too” features one tape of newly recording studio tracks and a second tape of live [...]

  • Xambuca – Dissimulata CS
    Xambuca – Dissimulata CS
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    Recorded live, March 2020, just prior to the closure of the world Xambuca is Chandra Shukla: Xambuca are an international concept multimedia/music performance group consisting of sound artist [...]

  • Ted Byrnes – All Hands
    Ted Byrnes – All Hands
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    “There’s something life reaffirming about each Ted Byrnes release. The intensity of his playing is ejaculatory and joyful. His recordings are intimate, and every time I hear them I [...]