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  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • V/A – Mondo Industrial: A Selection Of Rare Tape Music From The ’80s & ’90s
    V/A – Mondo Industrial: A Selection Of Rare Tape Music From The ’80s & ’90s
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    This selection of obscure eighties and nineties experimental and industrial music was taken from even more obscure cassette releases on labels such as Nihilistic Recordings, Harsh Reality, Cauchy [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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: […]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 […]

  • Thomas Leer & Robert Rental – The Bridge (White Vinyl)
    Thomas Leer & Robert Rental – The Bridge (White Vinyl)
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    The Bridge was originally released on Throbbing Gristle’s Industrial Records label in 1979 and is considered to be an early electronic avant garde synth-pop masterpiece. With Robert unfortunately [...]

  • 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 […]

  • Cabaret Voltaire – The Crackdown (Grey Vinyl)
    Cabaret Voltaire – The Crackdown (Grey Vinyl)
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    ‘The Crackdown’ is the fourth studio album by Cabaret Voltaire. It was released in 1983. This is Cabaret Voltaire’s first album after Chris Watson’s departure. One of [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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. [...]

  • The Residents – Not Available
    The Residents – Not Available
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    Label: Ralph Records – RR1174 Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Orange Labels Country: US Released: Oct 1978   VG+/VG+

  • Helm – Axis (Clear Purple Vinyl)
    Helm – Axis (Clear Purple Vinyl)
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    London exploratory industrialist Luke Younger characterizes the creation of his latest collection, Axis, as a liberating return to roots: “It felt like going back to the beginning, it felt [...]

  • Stephen O’Malley – Auflösung Der Zeit
    Stephen O’Malley – Auflösung Der Zeit
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    Produced within the context of ‘The Guidebook of Church Burners’ publication release, this performance was recorded at visual arts institution LE BAL in Paris, May 4th 2018. Published by Païen [...]

  • Sarah Davachi & Ariel Kalma – Intemporel
    Sarah Davachi & Ariel Kalma – Intemporel
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    If there is a single feature that makes the context of experimental music so exciting, it is arguably the willingness of artists to freely converse and collaborate. This is made […]

  • Lucrecia Dalt – The Seed (Original Score)
    Lucrecia Dalt – The Seed (Original Score)
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    Lucrecia Dalt pays tribute to decades of innovative horror score-making with an eerie analog-focused accompaniment to Sam Walker’s gory “The Seed”. Seriously atmospheric modern [...]

  • Tashi Dorji – Stateless
    Tashi Dorji – Stateless
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    Guitar improviser Tashi Dorji takes acoustic in hand, recording in a rare studio setting with extra focus and balance. In a set of songs that travel through our bleak modern […]

  • Kali Malone – All Life Long
    Kali Malone – All Life Long
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    Release Date: February 9th.  Will start shipping when in stock.   Kali Malone’s anticipated new album “All Life Long” is a collection of music for pipe organ, choir, and [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Sarah Davachi, Quatuor Bozzini – Long Gradus
    Sarah Davachi, Quatuor Bozzini – Long Gradus
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    new longform commissioned work released 3 November 2023 on the artist’s own Late Music label. String quartet version available as a 2LP and CD, or four different instrumental variations presented [...]

  • Greymouth – Parked Up
    Greymouth – Parked Up
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    The duo of Mark Anderson (Bancho Taste / Mysteries of Love) and Mark Sadgrove (Mazda Hatchback / Mysteries of Love) take the wheel and don the louvres to serve up […]

  • Ellen Arkbro – Sounds While Waiting
    Ellen Arkbro – Sounds While Waiting
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    Sounds While Waiting documents the latest organ works by composer and musician Ellen Arkbro – following her phenomenal debut, 2017’s For Organ And Brass, and the more recent CHORDS for […]

  • Emily Robb – If I Am Misery Then Give Me Affection
    Emily Robb – If I Am Misery Then Give Me Affection
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    The fantastic new album from tireless seeker Emily Robb. It’s a no-frills, high-minded celebration of guitar and sound and tone and string and amp and adventure committed to tape at […]

  • Dead C – Tusk
    Dead C – Tusk
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    What our staff has to say: “Ba Da Bing! dropping the heat with three Dead C reissues from their mid 90’s period, The Operation of the Sonne, White House, and […]

  • Habitat Ensemble – S/T
    Habitat Ensemble – S/T
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    Self-titled debut album of Habitat Ensemble, a new musical collective headed up by musician Marius Houschyar. The collective originates deep in the south of the Czech Republic, on the border […]

  • Nigel Rolfe – Island Stories
    Nigel Rolfe – Island Stories
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    Nigel Rolfe’s “Island Stories” is a unique record for 80’s Ireland. An unusually experimental electronic and abstract record for the time, it was originally released to little fanfare on Reekus [...]

  • Six Organs Of Admittance – Sleep Tones
    Six Organs Of Admittance – Sleep Tones
    $38.00 | , Add to cart

    Six Organs of Admittance takes listeners through an extended narcoleptic journey on Sleep Tones, an all-electronic double album of new ambient work. Mastered by VDSQ labelmate Chuck Johnson, [...]

  • The Strange Girls – It’s OK To Be Happy LP
    The Strange Girls – It’s OK To Be Happy LP
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    Following the incredible Dress reissue a month or so ago, Fördämning Arkiv pull another lost treat from the NZ underground (how many times must i type that phrase? Endlessly, i […]

  • Shadow Ring – Put The Music In It’s Coffin
    Shadow Ring – Put The Music In It’s Coffin
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    Recorded in summer of 1994 at S.H.P studios (frontman Graham Lambkin’s parents’ home), the group’s sophomore record Put the Music in Its Coffin is a more sinister, saturnine [...]

  • Shadow Ring – City Lights
    Shadow Ring – City Lights
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    Recorded and self-released by The Shadow Ring’s own Dry Leaf Discs in 1993, City Lights is the debut record of the then duo Graham Lambkin and Darren Harris—an assured arrival […]

  • CoH – Radiant Faults
    CoH – Radiant Faults
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    Ivan Pavlov aka CoH characterizes his latest solo work, ‘Radiant Faults’, as “the recording of a dialogue,” rather than a set of compositions. Crafted using a rare new [...]

  • Tent Music – Tent Music
    Tent Music – Tent Music
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    It’s difficult not to feel like everything’s already been discovered and documented, posted, scrolling under our compulsive thumbs; that what we have to look forward to is, at best, only […]

  • Engürdetz – Sillmjölke
    Engürdetz – Sillmjölke
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    Engürdetz perhaps weren’t a known name to the vast music devouring public – but for a brief period in time & to a scene of chosen few, they were a […]

  • John Wiese – Magnetic Stencil/ 3
    John Wiese – Magnetic Stencil/ 3
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    This is the third installment in a series of albums produced by John Wiese using an expanded ensemble of recorded sound contributions. Composed and mixed by John Wiese Cleveland, Ohio—15 […]