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  • 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

  • Broadcast – Mother Is The Milky Way
    Broadcast – Mother Is The Milky Way
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    Label: Warp WARPLP336 Format:  LP Country: UK Released: 2023

  • 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.

  • Joan La Barbara – Reluctant Gypsy
    Joan La Barbara – Reluctant Gypsy
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    Label: Wizard Records – RVW 2279 Format: Vinyl, LP Country: US Released: 1980 VG+/G+. Record has some faint scuffing. Jacket has good amount of shelf wear and a bit of […]

  • Brandeis University Chamber Chorus, Alvin Lucier, Pauline Oliveros, John Cage, Robert Ashley, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Morton Feldman – Extended Voices
    Brandeis University Chamber Chorus, Alvin Lucier, Pauline Oliveros, John Cage, Robert Ashley, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Morton Feldman – Extended Voices
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    Label: Odyssey – 32 16 0156 Format: Vinyl, LP Country: US Released: 1967 VG+/VG with some faint water damage in bottom right corner. Good amount of shelf wear.

  • Vladimir Ussachevsky – Otto Luening – Tape Music An Historic Concert
    Vladimir Ussachevsky – Otto Luening – Tape Music An Historic Concert
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    Label: Desto – DC 6466 Format: Vinyl, LP Country: US Released: 1968 VG+/VG+, still in shrink with some light wear/discoloration  

  • V/A – A Consonant Vowel (Cincinnati / Ohio Gallery Released Sound Art / Experimental from ’88)
    V/A – A Consonant Vowel (Cincinnati / Ohio Gallery Released Sound Art / Experimental from ’88)
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    Label: C.A.G.E Records Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation Country: US Released: 1988 VG+/VG+  

  • Spectrum – Forever Alien
    Spectrum – Forever Alien
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    Label: 1972 – if28 Format: 2xVinyl LP Reissue Country: US Released: 2016  

  • George Harrison – Electronic Sound
    George Harrison – Electronic Sound
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    Label: Zapple – ST-3358 Format: Vinyl, LP Country: US Released: 1969 VG+/VG, with some noticeable edgewear & ringwear

  • Lawrence English – The Peregrine
    Lawrence English – The Peregrine
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    Label: Experimedia – EXPLP020 Format: Vinyl Country: US Released: 2011 VG+/VG+, with Jacket still in shrink.

  • Glenn Branca – The Ascension
    Glenn Branca – The Ascension
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    Label: Superior Viaduct – SV056 Format: Vinyl, LP, Reissue Country: US Released: 2014 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+

  • Angus MacLise – New York Electronic, 1965
    Angus MacLise – New York Electronic, 1965
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    Label: Sub Rosa – SRV355 Format: Vinyl, LP, Repress Country: Belgium Released: 2014 VG+/VG+, with a spot of wear at center of top edge.

  • 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

  • John McCowen – Models of Duration
    John McCowen – Models of Duration
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    The latest from the uncompromising John McCowen is a split release between Dinzu Artefacts and Astral Spirits. Models of Duration follows the same trajectory as McCowen’s other amazing solo [...]

  • Aki Onda – Transmissions From The Radio Midnight
    Aki Onda – Transmissions From The Radio Midnight
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    This project, entitled Transmissions From The Radio Midnight, started around 2006, when I acquired a Sony TCM F59 — an AM/FM radio and cassette recorder combined in a slim, handheld […]

  • 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

  • Maryanne Amacher: Selected Writings and Interviews
    Maryanne Amacher: Selected Writings and Interviews
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    The life and work of Maryanne Amacher are as vast as they are little known. In this volume, Amy Cimini and Bill Dietz offer a heterodox and idiosyncratic selection of […]

  • 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
    $32.00 | , Add to cart

    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 [...]

  • John Cage/Aaron Dilloway – Rozart Mix
    John Cage/Aaron Dilloway – Rozart Mix
    $24.00 | , Add to cart

    “So excited and honored to finally release the vinyl document of my realization of JOHN CAGE’s ROZART MIX.  Back in the extremely strange year of 2020, I was approached by […]

  • 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
    $27.00 | , Add to cart

    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 [...]

  • Moonilena – Minnet
    Moonilena – Minnet
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    This debut-LP is structured like a long-form piece split up into smaller parts, constructed with manipulated field recordings, synthesis experimentations, layered harmonies and textured sound [...]

  • 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
    $7.00 | Add to cart

    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 – Five Spanish Pioneers of Electronic and Experimental Music: 1953-1969
    V/A – Five Spanish Pioneers of Electronic and Experimental Music: 1953-1969
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    This LP reveals the extraordinary diversity of research — almost all hidden — by Spanish musicians in the ’50s and ’60s. Those pieces were composed while the country was [...]

  • 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)
    $61.00 | , Add to cart

    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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Cartas Da Catalunya – When Damian Meets Suitcase Bob
    Cartas Da Catalunya – When Damian Meets Suitcase Bob
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    Bruno Abdala, or Abdala, or Ab as he’s known in Brazil is an enthusiastic supporter. Unlike folks of a certain age who center themselves in every story as hero or […]

  • 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 […]

  • Roger Eno – The Turning Year
    Roger Eno – The Turning Year
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    Roger Eno is a British composer and musician whose distinctive style as a recording artist has attracted a cult following. Last year he made his debut on Deutsche Grammophon with […]

  • 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. [...]

  • Philippe Doray & Les Asociaux Associes – Le Composant Compositeur
    Philippe Doray & Les Asociaux Associes – Le Composant Compositeur
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    Having dynamited the end of the ’70s with two radical albums — Ramasse-Miettes Nucléaires (FFL 058LP) in 1976 and Nouveaux Modes Industriels (FFL 059LP) in 1978, both reissued by [...]

  • 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 [...]