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  • Heiki – Valley Beyond
    Heiki – Valley Beyond
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    “Valley Beyond” is the Suction Records label debut by Heiki, aka Toronto-based, Canadian electronic music veteran, Heiki Sillaste. Heiki first made his mark with Digital Poodle, a cult EBM [...]

  • Merzbow – Paradoxa Paradoxa
    Merzbow – Paradoxa Paradoxa
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    This is the complete recording of the first live performance by Merzbow Special Thanks to Honbo Chang Ba, Fools Mate Magazine, Modern Music Original Live Recording by Masahiro Kurose Mixed […]

  • Merzbow – Material Action For 2 Microphones
    Merzbow – Material Action For 2 Microphones
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    Masami Akita-Condenser Microphone,Tapes, Junks, Turntable, Scratched Noise, Percussion, Radio etc. Kiyoshi Mizutani-Condenser Microphone, Synthesizer, Percussion etc. All Music Mixed by Masami [...]

  • 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

  • England’s Hidden Reverse, Revised and Expanded Edition: A Secret History of the Esoteric Underground
    England’s Hidden Reverse, Revised and Expanded Edition: A Secret History of the Esoteric Underground
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    An expanded edition of the classic exploration of the English esoteric musical underground—with the first biography of Coil, Current 93, and Nurse With Wound. This newly expanded edition of [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Sewer Election, Incipientium – Sorceress
    Sewer Election, Incipientium – Sorceress
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    Sorceress is the first collaboration between Swedish outsider experimentalists Sewer Election and Incipientium. Dan Johansson, a veteran of the Gothenburg underground, and relative newcomer [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Sewer Election – Psychic Panorama II
    Sewer Election – Psychic Panorama II
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    A much anticipated and perhaps at least partially dreaded follow-up to the first volume released back in 2021. Compositions for synthesizer & turntable recorded winter 2023 at Studio Malign [...]

  • Container – Yacker
    Container – Yacker
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    Ren Schofield’s long running electronic project Container returns with his first release since the Creamer EP in 2021. Rolling straight out of the pandemic Schofield has since played a large […]

  • 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. [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 […]

  • Stereolab – Aluminum Tunes [Switched On Volume 3] (Pre-Order)
    Stereolab – Aluminum Tunes [Switched On Volume 3] (Pre-Order)
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    Release date: 3/29/24.  Will ship on or around release date. Remastered edition of a compilation of Stereolab singles and rarities, first issued in 1998. Screenprinted gatefold sleeve. Includes [...]

  • Adrianne Lenker – Bright Future
    Adrianne Lenker – Bright Future
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    Released date: 3/22/24.  Will ship on or around release date. on bright future, adrianne lenker, a songwriter known for turns of phrase and currents of rhyme, says it plainly, “you […]

  • Dry Cleaning – Boundary Road Snacks and Drinks Sweet Princess EP
    Dry Cleaning – Boundary Road Snacks and Drinks Sweet Princess EP
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    Release date: 3/8/24.  Will ship on or around release date. Dry Cleaning’s first two EPs now remastered on one LP with original artwork and lyric sheet. Following two critically acclaimed […]

  • Butthole Surfers – Psychic…. Powerless…. Another Man’s Sac
    Butthole Surfers – Psychic…. Powerless…. Another Man’s Sac
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    Release date 3/22/24.  Will ship on or around release date. The early-mid ‘80s had their share of insane combos — The Birthday Party, Black Flag and Minor Threat had the […]

  • Butthole Surfers – Rembrandt Pussyhorse
    Butthole Surfers – Rembrandt Pussyhorse
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    Release date: 3/22/24.  Will ship on or around release date. The early-mid ‘80s had their share of insane combos — The Birthday Party, Black Flag and Minor Threat had the […]

  • V/A – Postcards Vol. 3: D.I.Y and Indie Post-Punk from England 1979-1981
    V/A – Postcards Vol. 3: D.I.Y and Indie Post-Punk from England 1979-1981
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    Release date: 3/15/24.  Will ship on or around release date. Post-punk (originally called new musick) is a broad musical genre that emerged in 1977 in the wake of punk rock. […]

  • V/A – Postcards Vol. 2: D.I.Y and Indie Post-Punk from Great Britain 1978-1981
    V/A – Postcards Vol. 2: D.I.Y and Indie Post-Punk from Great Britain 1978-1981
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    Release date: 3/15/24.  Will ship on or around release date. Post-punk (originally called new musick) is a broad musical genre that emerged in 1977 in the wake of punk rock. […]

  • V/A – Postcards Vol. 1: D.I.Y and Indie Post-Punk from USA and UK 1979-1984
    V/A – Postcards Vol. 1: D.I.Y and Indie Post-Punk from USA and UK 1979-1984
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    Release date: 3/15/24.  Will ship on or around release date. Post-punk (originally called new musick) is a broad musical genre that emerged in 1977 in the wake of punk rock. […]

  • Drew McDowall – Lamina
    Drew McDowall – Lamina
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    This long-gestating box set of Scottish electronic pioneer Drew McDowall’s solo work takes its title from a technical term meaning ‘plate’ or ‘layer’ most often used [...]

  • Daniel Johnston – Alive in New York City (Clear Vinyl)
    Daniel Johnston – Alive in New York City (Clear Vinyl)
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    Daniel played several shows in New York City in April of the year 2000, but there is no way to know for certain the exact date this recording was made, […]

  • 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 […]

  • Gerycz Powers Rolin – Activator
    Gerycz Powers Rolin – Activator
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    Activator is the third installment from the trio of Jayson Gerycz, Jen Powers and Matthew Rolin, who respectively need no introduction writ-large. For anyone observing the American underground in [...]

  • 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: […]

  • Magnetic Fields – 69 Love Songs
    Magnetic Fields – 69 Love Songs
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    Reissue of the Magnetic Fields’ classic 1999 rumination on, of course, love. Funny, smart, dark, memorable, and a lifetime’s worth of listening. Stephin Merritt solidifies his songwriting genius [...]

  • 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, [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 – 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 [...]

  • 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

  • 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 [...]

  • SIOBHAN: Detroit vampire relief system
    SIOBHAN: Detroit vampire relief system
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    January 6, 2024 Edition of 100 Time: 29:53 Alien Passengers #103

  • 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 [...]

  • C.C.C.C. – Amplified Crystal
    C.C.C.C. – Amplified Crystal
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    A howling vortex of psychedelic whiteout and swirling shimmer by trailblazing Japanese icons C.C.C.C. (Cosmic Coincidence Control Center), featuring the core foursome of Mayuko Hino (electronics, [...]

  • 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 […]

  • Liars – They Were Wrong, So We Drowned (Colored Vinyl)
    Liars – They Were Wrong, So We Drowned (Colored Vinyl)
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    They Were Wrong, So We Drowned is the new installment from the Liars’ reissue series, where every two months an album from the back catalog is released on limited edition […]

  • 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 […]

  • The Reds, Pinks & Purples – You Might Be Happy Someday (Blue Pastel Vinyl)
    The Reds, Pinks & Purples – You Might Be Happy Someday (Blue Pastel Vinyl)
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    Deep amidst San Francisco’s Richmond neighborhood misty air and washed-out pastel blocks, Glenn Donaldson has been diligently creating minor masterpieces with rudimentary home technology for some [...]

  • Bill MacKay And Nathan Bowles – Keys
    Bill MacKay And Nathan Bowles – Keys
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    Bill MacKay and Nathan Bowles’ debut is well titled: keys are what they play and keys unlock things too. Their trad bonafides are balanced with inquisitive playing that adds surprise […]

  • Liars – S/T (Colored Vinyl)
    Liars – S/T (Colored Vinyl)
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    Liars was recorded on the heels of 2006’s Drum’s not Dead somewhere between LA and Berlin. Liars’ fourth album marks another bold transition for Angus Andrew, Aaron Hemphill and [...]