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Staff Picks – September 2021

September 2021’s archived staff picks.


Alex’s Picks

  • Alex Cunningham – As Slow as the Stream
    $12.00 | Add to cart

    “After several stand out collaborative releases, including a duo LP with Mark Shippy and another duo LP with Claire Rousay, violinist Alex Cunningham returns to solo form with As Slow as [...]

  • Equipment Pointed Ankh – Without Human Permission
    $20.00 | , Add to cart

    Originally the brainchild of Jim Marlowe (Tropical Trash, Teal Grapefruit, etc), Equipment Pointed Ankh has been churning out material since 2016, with a handful of tape releases, a previous LP, [...]

  • JD Swift – CD
    $14.00 | Add to cart

    In June 2021, an unmarked package arrived at the Psychic Liberation headquarters. The small box, which had no return address, contained three items: a thumb drive, a printed message from a notes [...]

  • Neutral – Live Pa Autodidaktik
    $24.00 | , Add to cart

    Everyone who reads this most likely have the same reason to do this & know what it’s all about. As said in previous sales pitches – Gothenburg is the centre of the universe. It’s a bold [...]

Brandon’s Picks

  • Tim Hecker – Love Streams
    $27.00 | , Add to cart

    Tim Hecker has revealed details of his latest album, and first record for 4AD. The Canadian composer will release Love Streams on April 8, 2016. Love Streams takes its cues from the [...]

  • Pita – Get On
    $23.00 | , Add to cart

    With over two decades of formal exploration and exhilarating abstraction, Get On is, somewhat surprisingly, only the fourth solo Pita full-length. Peter Rehberg has always been vouched for [...]

  • GX Jupitter-Larsen – Digging Through Time
    $25.00 | , Add to cart

    This greatly expanded performance journal has more dates, more locations, more names, and more back stories than any other attempt at cataloging the immeasurability of the history of GX & The [...]

  • The New Me – It’s 1999 LP
    $17.00 | , Add to cart

Cleo’s Picks

  • Faust – S/T
    $29.00 | , Add to cart

    Legendary German post-rock band formed in 1971 by undisputed noise pioneer Uwe Nettelbeck, Faust garnered an immediate following due to its artistically extreme experimentations with music cut [...]

  • Blue (Derek Jarman) – Blu-Ray
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    In his final—and most daring—cinematic statement, Derek Jarman the romantic meets Jarman the iconoclast in a lush soundscape pulsing against a purely blue screen. Laying bare his physical and [...]

Dan’s Picks

  • Ingrown – Gun (Blue and Yellow Splatter Vinyl)
    $21.00 | , Add to cart

    Boise hardcore legends return with one of the best hardcore LPs of the last 10+ years.

  • P.S.Y.W.A.R. – DEMO CS
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    P.S.Y.W.A.R. – 2021 Demo Exclusive 4.Q. second pressing of Blasting Lo Fi HC from members of Spine, Devil’s Den And Direct Threat. Limited to 25 Red J-Card 1.Intro/ Mandatory Institution 2.His [...]

  • Totalitar – Sin Egen Motstandare
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    Sweden’s TOTALITÄR originated from small town Hudiksvall in the mid-80’s silver age of Swedish Hardcore punk, releasing a few EP’s and touring the UK before disbanding in 1990. In 1994 the band [...]

  • Crow – Last Chaos
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    Osaka’s CROW formed in the early 1980’s explosion of Japanese hardcore, but have always been a distinctive, unique band even within that astonishing pantheon. Much of Early Japanese [...]

Hannah’s Picks

  • Iota Leonis – The Third Star Of Right Wall Of Supreme Palace Enclosure
    $8.00 | , Add to cart

    For the entirety of history, mankind has been fascinated and humbled by the incomprehensible immensity of the night skies and the universe contained within them. Eternally expanding and [...]

  • Numero 95
    $26.00 | , Add to cart

    As escapism from corporate banality turned the corner in the ‘90s, a new generation of vibrant, software generated soundscapes emerged. Communal access to the internet propagated the new hive [...]

  • Alice Coltrane ‎– Lord Of Lords
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    2021 repress. “Originally released in 1972, Lord Of Lords was Alice Coltrane’s final album for Impulse! and the last installment in her awe-inspiring trilogy that also included [...]

  • Experience Unlimited ‎– Free Yourself (REISSUE)
    $26.00 | , Add to cart

    2021 repress. “The go-go band’s sought after debut album. Enriched funk. Magical, mystical, Afrocentric, progressive –words that could be used to describe any number of musical [...]

Jon’s Picks

  • Equipment Pointed Ankh – Without Human Permission
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    Originally the brainchild of Jim Marlowe (Tropical Trash, Teal Grapefruit, etc), Equipment Pointed Ankh has been churning out material since 2016, with a handful of tape releases, a previous LP, [...]

  • Mark Fry ‎– Dreaming With Alice
    $52.00 | , Read more

    The definitive reissue of one of rock’s rarest and most sought-after albums — ‘acid-folk’ — equal parts pastoral folk and contemplative psychedelic. The fi¬rst time [...]

  • Mark Perry ‎– Snappy Turns
    $32.00 | , Add to cart

    Clear 180 gram vinyl. Debut solo album for Alternative TV front man and long-time running UK punk scenester, originally released in 1980 on Deptford Fun City Records. Mark Perry was also the man [...]

  • Don Cherry – Music, Wisdom, Love 1969
    $24.00 | , Add to cart

    Reaching a near-mythical status amongst fans of free jazz’s most worldly intrepid explorer, these seldom heard Paris soundtrack sessions known as Music, Wisdom, Love have evaded [...]

Justin’s Picks

Kobe’s Picks

  • Music For Mornings – Radio Topo #7
    $5.00 | , Add to cart

    Radio Topo #7 Recycled C-60 compilation “Music For Mornings” is a mixtape full of folk jammers & love songs, running at just under an hour this is the perfect tape to jam to start [...]

  • Marv – Keyboard Suite I
    $18.00 | , , Read more

    LTD 12″ LP There’s a body of water in the woods near Carrboro. Dappled light on the trail leads you to it. Crunch of leaves underfoot. A river feeds the swimming hole where people plunge, [...]

  • Loners & Outsiders – DC Mixtape #5
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    Mixtape #5: Loners & Outsiders, Country artists who took their own path. From the Dollar Country website: Welcome to Dollar Country! Dollar Country is a radio show hosted by WTFC radio. It [...]

  • Chubby & The Gang – Lightning Don’t Strike Twice
    $11.00 | , Add to cart

    Chubby and the Gang are swinging into spring with two awesome new songs: “Lightning Don’t Strike Twice” and “Life’s Lemons”! This double A-sided 7” has their first new tunes since last [...]


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