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  • Peter Gutteridge – Pure
    Peter Gutteridge – Pure
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    In the swirl of underground music emerging from Dunedin, New Zealand in the 1980s, Peter Gutteridge stands as one of the era’s most intense and shadowy figures. Despite being a […]

  • La Monte Young / Marian Zazeela – Dream House 78’17”
    La Monte Young / Marian Zazeela – Dream House 78’17”
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    Release Date: 3/22/24.  Will ship on or around to release date. Originally released in 1974 on Shandar, Dream House 78’17” is the second full-length album by La Monte Young and […]

  • Miford Graves / Don Pullen – Nommo
    Miford Graves / Don Pullen – Nommo
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    The late percussionist Milford Graves was one of the most unique artists the world has ever seen. Born in Jamaica, Queens in 1941, he began his career in the early […]

  • Milford Graves / Don Pullen – In Concert At Yale University
    Milford Graves / Don Pullen – In Concert At Yale University
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    The late percussionist Milford Graves was one of the most unique artists the world has ever seen. Born in Jamaica, Queens in 1941, he began his career in the early […]

  • John Bender – Pop Surgery
    John Bender – Pop Surgery
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    Following the release of lo-fi electronic masterpiece I Don’t Remember Now / I Don’t Want To Talk About It and his brilliant follow-up Plaster Falling, Cincinnati-based artist John Bender began [...]

  • The Fall – Perverted By Language
    The Fall – Perverted By Language
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    The Fall returned to Rough Trade in 1983 to release a pair of singles (“The Man Whose Head Expanded” and “Kicker Conspiracy”) and Perverted By Language, their sixth proper studio […]

  • Albert Ayler – In Greenwich Village
    Albert Ayler – In Greenwich Village
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    In the mid-’60s, Albert Ayler found himself at the center of major transformations within jazz. On his albums for ESP-Disk’, his delivery was radically aggressive and his tone blistering—aiming [...]

  • Suburban Lawns – S/T
    Suburban Lawns – S/T
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    What our staff has to say: “Everything else is irrelative.” – Cleo If your brain has a shortlist of bands that instantly evoke New Wave, Suburban Lawns deserve a slot […]

  • La Monte Young / Marian Zazeela – 31 VII 69 10:26 – 10:49 PM / 23 VIII 64 2:50:45 – 3:11 AM The Volga Delta
    La Monte Young / Marian Zazeela – 31 VII 69 10:26 – 10:49 PM / 23 VIII 64 2:50:45 – 3:11 AM The Volga Delta
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    What our staff has to say: “‘Composer La Monte Young Does Not Understand His Work’ – Tony Conrad, 1990” – Cleo “La Monte Young was born in Bern, Idaho in [...]

  • Philip Johnson – Youth In Mourning
    Philip Johnson – Youth In Mourning
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    Philip Johnson, a lost figure in the dark waters of early industrial music, self-released over 25 tapes starting in the late ’70s. As a part of the “cassette culture” in […]

  • Milk From Cheltenham – Triptych Of Poisoners
    Milk From Cheltenham – Triptych Of Poisoners
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    The first-time vinyl reissue of the sole album from UK DIY legends Milk From Cheltenham, originally released in 1983 on famed It’s War Boys imprint, is recommended for fans of […]

  • Liquid Idiot / Idiot Orchestra – S/T
    Liquid Idiot / Idiot Orchestra – S/T
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    Prior to forming Liquid Liquid in 1981, the band members were in two other groups: Liquid Idiot and Idiot Orchestra. While these ensembles sounded more experimental than groove-oriented, the [...]

  • German Shepherds – Music For Sick Queers
    German Shepherds – Music For Sick Queers
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    What our staff has to say: “Go to weird out record. So so grimey and sick. I love it and it feels like the first time I’ve heard it every […]

  • David Cunningham – Grey Scale
    David Cunningham – Grey Scale
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    “David Cunningham was born in Ireland in 1954. His work ranges from pop music to gallery installations including several collaborations with visual artists. His first significant commercial [...]

  • The Fall – Slates
    The Fall – Slates
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    If The Fall truly is a cult band, then Slates both benefits from and reinforces such shrouded obsessions. In presenting these six particular songs as a 10-inch EP, the inherent […]

  • Francesco Messina – Reflex
    Francesco Messina – Reflex
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    Francesco Messina is perhaps best known for his collaboration with fellow composer Raul Lovisoni on the album Prati Bagnati Del Monte Analogo, originally released on seminal Italian label Cramps [...]

  • John Bender – I Don’t Remember Now/ I Don’t Want To Talk About It
    John Bender – I Don’t Remember Now/ I Don’t Want To Talk About It
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    John Bender recorded voraciously between 1978 and 1980 at his home in Cincinnati, Ohio. Not even song titles could slow down his creative pace, as he named all the tracks […]

  • John Bender – Plaster Falling
    John Bender – Plaster Falling
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    Plaster Falling was recorded at the same time as John Bender‘s first album, I Don’t Remember Now / I Don’t Want To Talk About It. Released in 1981 on the […]

  • The Fall – A Part Of America Therein, 1981
    The Fall – A Part Of America Therein, 1981
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    “In the summer of 1981, The Fall embarked on their second American tour, criss-crossing the States over a two-month period. Featuring the dual guitar of Marc Riley and Craig Scanlon […]

  • The Fall – Grotesque (After The Gramme)
    The Fall – Grotesque (After The Gramme)
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    2021 repress. “Bursting into the 1980s on a new label (the then-upstart, now-legendary Rough Trade) and with an augmented, audibly panicked lineup, The Fall’s Grotesque is the true [...]

  • This Kind Of Punishment – In The Same Room
    This Kind Of Punishment – In The Same Room
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    “With This Kind Of Punishment, Graeme Jefferies and Peter Jefferies produced some of most adept DIY sounds to emerge from New Zealand’s 1980s post-punk scene. After their phenomenal [...]

  • The Ex – History Is What’s Happening
    The Ex – History Is What’s Happening
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    “Emerging out of Amsterdam’s vibrant squat scene in 1979, The Ex — a name chosen for the ease and speed with which it could be spray-painted onto a wall — […]