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  • Neumusik – The Complete Edition
    Neumusik – The Complete Edition
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    Book containing all six issues of the Neumusik fanzine which David Elliott edited between 1979-82 while at university. The ‘zine focussed on European, electronic and experimental music which had [...]

  • Aster – Things That Just Happen
    Aster – Things That Just Happen
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    Label: R.E.L. Records REL21 Format: LP Country: US Released: 2013 [duo of Ashley Paul & Eli Keszler]

  • Alvarius B. – S/T
    Alvarius B. – S/T
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    Label: ABDT0011 Format: LP Country: USA Released: 1997

  • Yves Bouliane – Champ (10 Operations)
    Yves Bouliane – Champ (10 Operations)
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    Label: Tenzier TNZR054 Format: LP Country: Canada Released: 2015

  • 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 [...]

  • Laurie Anderson / John Giorno / William S. Burroughs – You’re The Guy I Want To Share My Money With
    Laurie Anderson / John Giorno / William S. Burroughs – You’re The Guy I Want To Share My Money With
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    Label: Giorno Poetry Systems – GPS 020-021 Format: 2x Vinyl LP, Special Cut Country: US Released: 1981 VG+/VG+

  • Animal Collective – Crestone
    Animal Collective – Crestone
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    Label: Domino dmnst005lp Format: LP Country: US Released: 2021

  • Bugs And Rats – Adidas
    Bugs And Rats – Adidas
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    Label: Feeding Tube Records – FTR154 Format: LP Country: USA Released: 2014 VG+/VG+ – some wear on jacket. its spray painted so it was inevitable.

  • Tom Waits – Swordfishtrombones
    Tom Waits – Swordfishtrombones
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    Label: Island Records – 90095-1 Format: Vinyl, LP Country: US Released: 1983 VG+/VG+ with some light marks/wear  

  • Bardo Pond – Under The Pines
    Bardo Pond – Under The Pines
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    Label: Fire Records FIRELP476 Format: LP Country: UK Released: 2017 VG+/VG+

  • Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band – Doc At The Radar Station
    Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band – Doc At The Radar Station
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    Label: Virgin – VA 13148 Format: Vinyl Country: US Released: 1980 VG+/VG+

  • V/A – RRR 500 (Various 500 Lock-Grooves By 500 Artists)
    V/A – RRR 500 (Various 500 Lock-Grooves By 500 Artists)
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    Label: RRRecords – RRR-500 Format: Vinyl, Special Cut Country: US Released: 1998 VG+/VG+, with some light sleevewear

  • Benjamin Lew / Steven Brown – A Propos D’Un Paysage
    Benjamin Lew / Steven Brown – A Propos D’Un Paysage
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    Label: Crammed Discs – CRAM 038 Format: Vinyl, LP Country: Belgium Released: 1985 VG+/VG+, sleeve low-end VG+ with some creasing

  • Benjamin Lew – Nebka
    Benjamin Lew – Nebka
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    Label: Crammed Discs – MTM 17 Format: Vinyl, LP Country: Belgium Released: 1988 VG+/VG+

  • Porcupine Tree – Deadwing
    Porcupine Tree – Deadwing
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    Label: Kscope – KSCOPE986 Format: 2x 180g Vinyl Reissue Country: Europe Released: 2018 VG+/VG+ with light creasing, left corner

  • The United States Of America ‎– The United States Of America (1968 UK)
    The United States Of America ‎– The United States Of America (1968 UK)
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    Label: CBS – 63340 Format: Vinyl Country: UK Released: 1968 VG+/VG+ with light wear

  • Laurie Anderson – United States Live
    Laurie Anderson – United States Live
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    Label:Warner Bros. Records – 1-25192 Format: 5x Vinyl LP Boxset Country: US Released: 1984 VG+/VG+ with light marks & some boxwear

  • What Lies Beneath #5 Zine + CD-R
    What Lies Beneath #5 Zine + CD-R
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    Interviews with/writings on Troth, Warm Currency, Ritual Heaps & Minimum Table Stacks.   What Lies Beneath, 2024

  • Mot – Remains
    Mot – Remains
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    Recorded during the Autumn of 2023 amidst fluctuating extreme states of tension and tranquility, Canadian artist Paul van Trigt delivers 30 minutes of thoughtfully spliced cassette and reel [...]

  • Arv & Miljö – Jorden Först
    Arv & Miljö – Jorden Först
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    An emotionally charged and bizarrely evocative look at radical environmental advocacy groups, mainly Earth First! and Earth Liberation Front, channeled through the memories of the Swedish [...]

  • Thistle Group, P Wits – Fog On My Brain/Figure It Out
    Thistle Group, P Wits – Fog On My Brain/Figure It Out
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    Match made in heaven collaborative hit single from New Zealand-based artists Claire Mahoney (Thistle Group) and Benedict Quilter (P Wits). Recorded and mixed by Stefan Neville, mastered for vinyl [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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. [...]

  • Rocker Magazine – Issue #3
    Rocker Magazine – Issue #3
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    ROCKER is a new bimonthly digest printed and published in the great city of Philadelphia, PA, USA. It focuses on harsh noise, ambient, musique concrète, electroacoustic, drone, tape music, wall [...]

  • Tongue Depressor + Austin Larkin – Landau Bar
    Tongue Depressor + Austin Larkin – Landau Bar
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    Tongue Depressor (New Haven, CT) is the duo of Zach Rowden and Henry Birdsey. They write, improvise, and perform drone-based music with fiddles, pedal steel, lap steel, contrabass, organ, and [...]

  • Nico – The Marble Index
    Nico – The Marble Index
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    Release date: 3/29/24.  Will ship on or around release date. Released in 1968 on America’s coolest label Elektra Records, Nico’s sophomore solo release The Marble Index was an instant avant-garde [...]

  • Nico – Desertshore (Pre-Order)
    Nico – Desertshore (Pre-Order)
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    Release date: 3/29/24.  Will ship on or around release date. 1970’s Desertshore, like much of Nico’s early work, has grown in stature with the passing of time. Hardly a pop […]

  • The Weeds – Just Colour
    The Weeds – Just Colour
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    “Fred Cole’s legendary 1961-1966 band. The 12” is a straight reissue of the 1968 LP (unfortunately originally released as “The Lollipop Shoppe” but now returned to the [...]

  • Sonic Youth – Slaapkamers Met Slagroom
    Sonic Youth – Slaapkamers Met Slagroom
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    Unfettered by studio time limitations with their own home base of Echo Canyon, SYR 2 shows Sonic Youth chasing the shadows of predecessor SYR 1 and the series’ distinct aesthetic: […]

  • Coil – Moon’s Milk (In Four Phases)
    Coil – Moon’s Milk (In Four Phases)
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    Release Date: 3/15/24. Will shipped on or around release date. First compiled as a double CD in 2002, Moon’s Milk (in Four Phases) is a suite of four EPs that […]

  • 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 […]

  • Omit – in/Sec
    Omit – in/Sec
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    Release Date: 2/23/24. Will ship on or around release date. Omit’s in/Sec is “new,” but not new. Recorded in 2013, the masters lost in the label’s murky somewheresville that always […]

  • Sonic Youth – Anagrama
    Sonic Youth – Anagrama
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    Release date: 3/22/24. Will ship on or around release date. BACK IN PRINT ON VINYL! While 1995’s Washing Machine LP moniker was a thinly-veiled jab at the corporate aesthetic (“no, [...]

  • Spacemen 3 – Revolution or Heroin
    Spacemen 3 – Revolution or Heroin
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    *Pre-order* LP will ship mid April, 2024. Shipping to us from Nagrania Cukiernicze in March. Screen printed LP jackets, riso inserts. Recorded live in The Mean Fiddler, London – 22.10.1987. [...]

  • Personal Best 9
    Personal Best 9
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    Lasse Marghaug’s magazine Personal Best is back! Issue number 9 will be in hand and shipping mid to late June. Still my favorite magazine around. Issue 9 features interviews with […]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Phew – New Decade (Clear Vinyl)
    Phew – New Decade (Clear Vinyl)
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    conic Japanese experimentalist Phew returns to Mute for first time in 30 years with a haunted and strung out set of barely-there vox and submerged synths     “Rising to […]

  • Simon Fisher Turner, Edmund de Waal – A Quiet Corner In Time
    Simon Fisher Turner, Edmund de Waal – A Quiet Corner In Time
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    A Quiet Corner In Time began life as a sound work created by the composer Fisher Turner for renowned ceramicist and author Edmund de Waal’s architectural installation, – one way […]

  • Lou Reed – Words & Music, May 1965 (Yellow Vinyl)
    Lou Reed – Words & Music, May 1965 (Yellow Vinyl)
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    Light in the Attic Records, in cooperation with Laurie Anderson, proudly announces the inaugural title in their ongoing Lou Reed Archive Series: Words & Music, May 1965. Released in tandem [...]

  • Love – Revisited
    Love – Revisited
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    In four short years from 1966-1970, Love released four albums of increasingly adventurous rock and, mainly due to their hesitance to tour, remained an enigma to most music listeners beyond […]

  • Hawkwind – Somnia
    Hawkwind – Somnia
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    Hawkwind have announced a brand-new studio album and tour for the autumn. Somnia follows their critically acclaimed 2020 Hawkwind Light Orchestra album Carnivorous and live album 50th Anniversary [...]

  • Bastard Noise & Merzbow – Retribution By All Other Creatures
    Bastard Noise & Merzbow – Retribution By All Other Creatures
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    The experimental legends BASTARD NOISE and MERZBOW present their new collaborative album, RETRIBUTION BY ALL OTHER CREATURES. A lashing out against man-made institutions that perpetuate animal [...]

  • V/A – Gritty ’60s Garage & Punk
    V/A – Gritty ’60s Garage & Punk
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    Early punk, garage rock, & psych monsters! Rare & originally unissued artifacts from the unstoppable ‘60s infestation of teenagers with guitars & drums that took over their [...]

  • Os Mutantes – A Divina Comedia Ou Ando Meio Desligado (White Vinyl)
    Os Mutantes – A Divina Comedia Ou Ando Meio Desligado (White Vinyl)
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    2023 repress. Originally released in 1970 this was the third album from Os Mutantes, the geniuses of wacked out Brazilian psychedelic rock. They may have been trying to pay homage […]

  • Eve Aboulkheir / Lasse Marhaug – 22/12/2017 Guilin Synthetic Daydream / How to Avoid Ants
    Eve Aboulkheir / Lasse Marhaug – 22/12/2017 Guilin Synthetic Daydream / How to Avoid Ants
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    “22/12/2017 Guilin Synthetic Daydream” is a perceptual trap. Inspired by an experience of intense perceptive disorientation while crossing a market in China, Eve Aboulkheir [...]

  • Sven Torstenson – Drugs
    Sven Torstenson – Drugs
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    Sven Torstenson‘s notorious Drugs is a loopdigga’s fever dream, bursting with breaks for days and featuring possibly the most iconic cover of all library music’s cult classics. [...]

  • Conrad Schnitzler – Con 84
    Conrad Schnitzler – Con 84
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    Composer and conceptual artist Conrad Schnitzler (1937-2011) was one of the most influential figures of the electronic avant-garde in Germany. In 1967/68, the Joseph Beuys student founded the [...]

  • Conrad Schnitzler – Rot (50th Anniversary Edition)
    Conrad Schnitzler – Rot (50th Anniversary Edition)
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    There was a particular type of artist who could only have emerged in the legendary early 1970s. Few musicians fit the bill better than Conrad Schnitzler. Revolution, pop art and […]

  • Moebius –  Tonspuren (40th Anniversary Edition)
    Moebius – Tonspuren (40th Anniversary Edition)
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    By 1969 at the latest, Dieter Moebius was synonymous with the avant-garde electronic music scene in Germany. He and Hans-Joachim Roedelius formed Cluster, a seminal electronic/ambient duo, whilst [...]

  • V/A – Echo Neuklang (Neo-Kraut-Sounds 1981-2023)
    V/A – Echo Neuklang (Neo-Kraut-Sounds 1981-2023)
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    Double LP version. Christoph Dallach, Andreas Dorau, and Daniel Jahn present Echo Neuklang, a compilation which explores the question of how krautrock has influenced generation after generation [...]