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Torn Light Records
1855 N Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60647
312.955.0614
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  • Gerrit Hatcher – Burnt Pan Rolling Boil
    Gerrit Hatcher – Burnt Pan Rolling Boil
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    GERRIT HATCHER – TENOR SAXOPHONE RECORDED AT BEL_AIR SOUND STUDIO ON MARCH 29TH, 2019 RECORDED, MIXED AND MASTERED BY TODD CARTER ALL MUSIC BY GERRIT HATCHER (BMI) ART & DESIGN […]

  • Gerrit Hatcher Group – The Good Instinct of the Morning
    Gerrit Hatcher Group – The Good Instinct of the Morning
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    GERRIT HATCHER – TENOR SAXOPHONE KATIE ERNST – BASS BEN LAMAR GAY – CORNET KEEFE JACKSON – TENOR SAXOPHONE JULIAN KIRSHNER – DRUMS RECORDED BY EDWARD HAMEL ON MAY [...]

  • Gerrit Hatcher / Peter Maunu / Julian Kirshner – Live at Splice Series
    Gerrit Hatcher / Peter Maunu / Julian Kirshner – Live at Splice Series
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    GERRIT HATCHER – TENOR SAXOPHONE PETER MAUNU – GUITAR, VIOLIN AND MANDOLIN JULIAN KIRSHNER – DRUMS RECORDED LIVE AT THE BEAT KITCHEN 9/25/19 RECORDED, MIXED AND MASTERED BY BILL [...]

  • Keefe Jackson, Jim Baker, Julian Kirshner – Routines
    Keefe Jackson, Jim Baker, Julian Kirshner – Routines
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    KEEFE JACKSON – TENOR AND SOPRANINO SAXOPHONE JIM BAKER – PIANO AND SYNTHESIZER JULIAN KIRSHNER – DRUMS RECORDED BY BILL HARRIS ON SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2019 AT THE SHAPE SHOPPE, [...]

  • Rob Magill – Blues Etudes
    Rob Magill – Blues Etudes
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    RECORDED AND COMPOSED BY ROB MAGILL IN OJAI, CA IN FEBRUARY 2022 MIXED AND MASTERED BY JEHF JONES ARTWORK BY ROB MAGILL LAYOUT BY GERRIT HATCHER PHOTO BY BRETT WILLIAM […]

  • Gerrit Hatcher – Solo Five
    Gerrit Hatcher – Solo Five
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    GERRIT HATCHER – TENOR SAXOPHONE RECORDED BY TODD A. CARTER AT BEL_AIR SOUND STUDIO, MAY 31ST, 2021 MIXED AND MASTERED BY TODD A. CARTER ARTWORK AND LAYOUT BY GERRIT HATCHER […]

  • Near Miss – The Natural Regimen
    Near Miss – The Natural Regimen
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    ROB MAGILL – TENOR AND SOPRANO SAXOPHONES AND BASS CLARINET GERRIT HATCHER – TENOR SAXOPHONE BILL HARRIS – DRUMS RECORDED BY BILL HARRIS ON SEPTEMBER 27TH, 2022 AT THE MUSIC [...]

  • Glaciers – Superposition
    Glaciers – Superposition
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    TODD A. CARTER – PIANO, RHODES, SYNTH, PERCUSSION, TOYS, ORGAN MICHAEL HARTMAN – PIANO, SYNTHS, DRUMS, PERCUSSION RECORDED AT BEL_AIR SOUND STUDIO NOBLE SQUARE 2019 – 2022 [...]

  • Devouring The Guilt – Not to Want to Say
    Devouring The Guilt – Not to Want to Say
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    BILL HARRIS – DRUMS GERRIT HATCHER – TENOR SAXOPHONE ELI NAMAY – BASS RECORDED JULY 10TH, 2021 AT THE MUSIC GARAGE, CHICAGO RECORDED, MIXED AND MASTERED BY BILL HARRIS COVER [...]

  • Ted Byrnes & Michael Foster – Solfege CD
    Ted Byrnes & Michael Foster – Solfege CD
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    It’s always very special for me as a ‘harsh noise’ artist to be able to discuss the improvisational works of colleagues such as Ted Byrnes and Michael Foster as I […]

  • INTRAVIS Compilation
    INTRAVIS Compilation
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    A compilation featuring Nota Grave, Vampiros Kosmos, Universal Cell Unlock, Zach Rowden, Energy Gradient, Tval, Shredded Nerve, Mortido, Prosperity, and Cienfuegos.

  • 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. […]

  • Pumice – Miserable Poison
    Pumice – Miserable Poison
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    A career-spanning overview of almost epic proportions, Miserable Poison is a massive 2.5 hour collection of Pumice recordings made between 1996 and 2021. The tracks on Miserable Poison are culled [...]

  • Deef – 1982-1983 CD
    Deef – 1982-1983 CD
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    A more affordable pro-CD option containing both of the Deef LPs released by General Speech on one CD. Still with the full liner notes in both English and Japanese, some […]

  • Stereolab –  Switched On Volumes 1-5 (8xCD Boxset)
    Stereolab – Switched On Volumes 1-5 (8xCD Boxset)
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    An anthology boxset that compiles all five volumes of the Stereolab Switched On series: 94 non-album tracks and sought after deep cuts by the groop. Includes the original Switched On […]

  • New Monuments – Language Is The Skin CD
    New Monuments – Language Is The Skin CD
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    What our staff has to say: “The birth of NEW FREE JAZZ. A completely unhinged document of New Monuments. Fresh new quartet line-up. This is the next level, and the […]

  • Point Of Memory – Void Pusher
    Point Of Memory – Void Pusher
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    Void Pusher is acoustic computer music; combining digital cut ups and live ambient noise with raw organic qualities. Inaudible super-bass frequencies pumping through a room filled with acoustic [...]

  • Running – Wake Up Applauding
    Running – Wake Up Applauding
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    2016 release from the alt-punks. Running elbows in quick from the City of the Big Shoulders with Wake Up Applauding. Delivered loudly, dripping in unintelligible menace with the occasional flash [...]

  • Running – Vaguely Ethnic
    Running – Vaguely Ethnic
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    The screech. The wall. The slanted-floor nausea. There’s not a word for the signature cyclical howling that Chicago’s RUNNING harnesses and tortures into submission. They play with their food [...]

  • Keränen – Tammisalo Tapes – The Final Early Recordings
    Keränen – Tammisalo Tapes – The Final Early Recordings
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    Five early tracks of thundering noise from the finnish noise king. While perhaps best known as being one half of Testicle Hazard, his solo CD albums Bats In The Attic […]

  • Lettera 22 – Salvado
    Lettera 22 – Salvado
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    Recorded during two days in the spring of 2022, Salvado sees Lettera 22 go all in musique concrete. One single long tape loop worming its way around a room through […]

  • Merzbow / Sissy Spacek – Coronado
    Merzbow / Sissy Spacek – Coronado
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    In their first collaborative album, pioneering Japanese sound artist Merzbow and prolific outsider outfit Sissy Spacek unite to unleash an unstoppable firebomb of frenzied electronics and raging [...]

  • Sissy Spacek – Cosm
    Sissy Spacek – Cosm
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    A new Sissy Spacek album in the realm of free-improv, but a great expansion of the perimeter. This power trio features Charlie Mumma on drums, Masahiko Ohno (Solmania) on guitar, […]

  • C.C.C.C. – Community Center Cyber Crash / Live In Pittsburgh
    C.C.C.C. – Community Center Cyber Crash / Live In Pittsburgh
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    A searing document of C.C.C.C.’s indelible live performance at Wilkins School Community Center on October 11, 1992, Community Center Cyber Crash/Live In Pittsburgh voyages into an abyss of [...]

  • The Haters – Tractor 2023
    The Haters – Tractor 2023
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    The Haters classic remixed, remastered and reenvisioned! A full volume grinding cacophony of entropic sound and amplified destruction across three reworked live actions—8/15/87 San Francisco [...]

  • Alex York – Black Tupelo CD
    Alex York – Black Tupelo CD
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    What our staff has to say: “A completely mesmerizing, beautiful CD by Alex. His droning, minimal collages speak perfectly to how in sync folk and minimalism are.” – Hannah Alex [...]

  • Noel Meek & Mattin – Homage to Annea Lockwood Book + CD
    Noel Meek & Mattin – Homage to Annea Lockwood Book + CD
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    Recital presents a book and CD homage to the New Zealand-born American composer Annea Lockwood (b. 1939). The unique concept for this album was conceived by artists Noel Meek (New […]

  • Sissy Spacek – Live In Hong Kong
    Sissy Spacek – Live In Hong Kong
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    Sissy Spacek is known for their extended approach to sound and performance. Founded in 1999, the group (since 2013, primarily a duo of Charlie Mumma and John Wiese) have released […]

  • Joseph Hammer / Joe Potts / John Wiese – The Elusive Flexure 2CD
    Joseph Hammer / Joe Potts / John Wiese – The Elusive Flexure 2CD
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    Helicopter is proud to present the first trio album of Joseph Hammer (Solid Eye, Dinosaurs With Horns, LAFMS), Joe Potts (Airway, Extended Organ, LAFMS), and John Wiese (Sissy Spacek, Strain […]

  • Einstürzende Neubauten ‎– Live At Rockpalast 1990
    Einstürzende Neubauten ‎– Live At Rockpalast 1990
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    What our staff has to say: “Nasty live 1990 bootleg CDr from Neubauten.” – Alex CDr packaged with fold over cover in polybag. When the band Einstürzende Neubauten was being […]

  • Heart of Palm – Tropique Concrète: Collected CD
    Heart of Palm – Tropique Concrète: Collected CD
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    “The palm tree leaves have been uprooted. Each petal turns pink, shedding the season’s rime” The side project of Clotting’s Shea Hardacre, Heart of Palm is a fading audio [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Kreuzweg Ost – Gott Mit Uns
    Kreuzweg Ost – Gott Mit Uns
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    2nd monumental album from Kreuzweg Ost for Cold Spring, headed by Michael Gregor (SUMMONING / AMESTIGON). “We see a light through the dim and cloudy shadows of our existence. In […]

  • Sistrenatus – Sensitive Disturbance
    Sistrenatus – Sensitive Disturbance
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    Blurring the lines between Dark Ambient, Industrial and Noise, Sistrenatus storms forth, shifting between oppressive aggression and unsettling atmospheres. “Sensitive Disturbance” is [...]

  • Kollaps – Until The Day I Die
    Kollaps – Until The Day I Die
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    “Until The Day I Die” is the third album from Australian post-industrial outfit KOLLAPS. “Until The Day I Die” is a merciless and visceral assault on the senses and [...]

  • NDE – Krieg Blut Ehre Asche
    NDE – Krieg Blut Ehre Asche
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    Debut from this Belgian duo. Like the dark solitary figure which adorns the cover, NDE are shrouded in mystery and desolation. No website. No social media. No contact details. The […]

  • Splinterskin – Wayward Souls
    Splinterskin – Wayward Souls
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    Splinterskin unveils his spell after years of solitude and hermetic isolation, in the form of a harsh, dark folk music. His tales are told using an old classical guitar accompanied […]

  • Trepaneringsritualen – Veil The World
    Trepaneringsritualen – Veil The World
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    »All seals have been broken« proclaims a demonic voice on the titular track of Veil The World, and that is something terrifyingly evident in the music contained therein. On Veil […]

  • South Saturn Delta – Experience The Concreteness
    South Saturn Delta – Experience The Concreteness
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    This is South Saturn Delta’s debut album, featuring their finest live recordings from between 2003-2005, in Osaka and Tokyo. SSD is a kind of Japanoise supergroup, formed in 2003, with […]

  • 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 [...]

  • NBDY – Woods & Wires
    NBDY – Woods & Wires
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    Czech Republic based artist NBDY utilities precise measures in his approach to cut-up noise. Tearing into passages with precise immediacy which at points abruptly hyperextends into crisp, bracing [...]

  • Harko City – Harko City
    Harko City – Harko City
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    Harko City is a cult industrial/ horror electronics project of Evan Price and Cory Rowell (Demonologists). The debut album for Harko City contains 15 tracks, 4 of which have the […]

  • Demonologists – Dissociative Themes
    Demonologists – Dissociative Themes
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    Released October, 2020

  • Demonologists/Utarm
    Demonologists/Utarm
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    Released December, 2020

  • Equipment Pointed Ankh – Changing Legs
    Equipment Pointed Ankh – Changing Legs
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    What our staff has to say: “EPA return with a disc of duos. I would say this is a good disc for all Improv Heads, Kraut Rock Dropouts, & Kentucky […]

  • Alan Licht – Three Chords and a Sword: Solo Cover Versions 1988-2021
    Alan Licht – Three Chords and a Sword: Solo Cover Versions 1988-2021
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    What our staff has to say: “Nobody could make Van Halen sound pretty but Alan Licht.” – Cleo Three Chords and a Sword is a collection of eight cover songs […]

  • Smut – How The Light Felt
    Smut – How The Light Felt
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    Smut shines a spotlight on the sounds of the 90s across genres – a record scratch, a spacey synth line, a breakcore beat – all while maintaining freshness and originality. […]

  • Fuxter Schittly – “1998 – 1999 God Particles”
    Fuxter Schittly – “1998 – 1999 God Particles”
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    What our staff has to say: “An excellent example that we have no real grasp on what is going on around us. In a world of fake news and discordianism, […]

  • Devin DiSanto – Waiting and Counting: Domestic Ritual for the Stereo Field
    Devin DiSanto – Waiting and Counting: Domestic Ritual for the Stereo Field
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    Waiting and Counting : Domestic Ritual for the Stereo Field Material for this release is based around a performance determined by a partial system of cues (max patch) that occur […]

  • Sissy Spacek – Reslayer CD
    Sissy Spacek – Reslayer CD
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    ‘Sissy Spacek reaching full maturation – Hyper destructive low end heavy cut ups. Harsh noise from unheard nether-realms.’ -Brandon Hill (Fantastique / Starved Relations) [...]

  • Sam Weinberg, Henry Fraser, Tyler Damon – Foment
    Sam Weinberg, Henry Fraser, Tyler Damon – Foment
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    “Foment” represents a first-meeting of New Yorkers saxophonist Sam Weinberg & bassist Henry Fraser with Chicago drummer Tyler Damon. Although the three musicians had not played in [...]

  • Zola Jesus – Arkhon CD
    Zola Jesus – Arkhon CD
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    There is a way a voice can cut through the fascia of reality, cleaving through habit into the raw nerve of experience. Nika Roza Danilova, the singer, songwriter, and producer […]

  • 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 […]

  • Angel Olsen – Big Time CD
    Angel Olsen – Big Time CD
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    Fresh grief, like fresh love, has a way of sharpening our vision and bringing on painful clarifications. No matter how temporary we know these states to be, the vulnerability and […]

  • Takeda – Psychedelic Minimalism Vol 1
    Takeda – Psychedelic Minimalism Vol 1
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    Psychedelic Minimalism Vol​.​1 is a collection of previously, and very limited, released material. These 4 long-form tracks were recorded on a Tascam 4-track from the beginning to late 2000’s. [...]

  • Birth! – I Will
    Birth! – I Will
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    What our staff has to say: “Revisited this Midwest classic after hearing of Doug’s passing. An album ahead of its time – and even though it has been years since […]

  • Sharon Van Etten – We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong CD
    Sharon Van Etten – We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong CD
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    In considering these questions and her own vulnerability in the face of them, Van Etten creates a stunning meditation on how life’s changes can be both terrifying and transformative. We’ve […]

  • 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 […]

  • Sudden Infant – Lunatic Asylum
    Sudden Infant – Lunatic Asylum
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    Joke Lanz and Sudden Infant once again return in their razor-sharp trio setting whereby the absurdist nature that Joke’s work is already cut with is reconfigured in a gnarled and […]

  • Orquere – Foundations
    Orquere – Foundations
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    With an explorative approach Orquere organizes concrete sounds into experimental structures of cold and dry sonic landscapes where sounds appear as objects. Stripped down to their bare essence. [...]