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  • 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.

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

  • 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+

  • 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

  • Julia Kristeva – Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection
    Julia Kristeva – Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection
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    In Powers of Horror, Julia Kristeva offers an extensive and profound consideration of the nature of abjection. Drawing on Freud and Lacan, she analyzes the nature of attitudes toward repulsive [...]

  • Hermann Burger – Tractatus Logico-Suicidalis: On Killing Oneself
    Hermann Burger – Tractatus Logico-Suicidalis: On Killing Oneself
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    In the tunnel-village of Göschenen, a man named Hermann Burger has vanished without a trace from his hotel room, suspected of suicide. What is found in his room is not […]

  • Marcel Schwob – Spicilege
    Marcel Schwob – Spicilege
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    Exquisitely crafted essays on medieval criminal slang, ancient Greek prostitution, laughter, anarchy and more from the endlessly influential Marcel Schwob “All over the world,” wrote [...]

  • Surreal Spaces: The Life and Art of Leonora Carrington
    Surreal Spaces: The Life and Art of Leonora Carrington
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    An illustrated biography of the pioneering British artist and writer, tracing her life and work through the many places around the world where she lived The British-born artist and writer […]

  • Lucy Sante – Maybe the People Would Be the Times
    Lucy Sante – Maybe the People Would Be the Times
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    In her second collection (after Kill All Your Darlings, 2007), Lucy Sante pays homage to Patti Smith, Rene Ricard, and Georges Simenon; traces the history of tabloids; surveys the landscape […]

  • Remedios Varo – On Homo Rodans and Other Writings
    Remedios Varo – On Homo Rodans and Other Writings
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    With the 2018 publication of Letters, Dreams, and Other Writings, Wakefield Press introduced the writings of Surrealist painter Remedios Varo into English for the first time. These texts, never [...]

  • Propaganda and the Holy Writ of the Process Church of the Final Judgment: Process Sex Issue-Fear Issue-Death Issue
    Propaganda and the Holy Writ of the Process Church of the Final Judgment: Process Sex Issue-Fear Issue-Death Issue
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    The rare and collectible Process Church magazines are back in print. Do you dare find out who rules you? The Process Church of the Final Judgement inspired fear and devotion […]

  • Amy Sillman: Faux Pas: Selected Writings and Drawings
    Amy Sillman: Faux Pas: Selected Writings and Drawings
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    This new edition of Faux Pas, the acclaimed collection of writings by Amy Sillman, comes as an expanded edition, with the addition of new essays, including recent texts on Paul […]

  • Kate Zambreno – To Write As If Already Dead
    Kate Zambreno – To Write As If Already Dead
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    To Write As If Already Dead circles around Kate Zambreno’s failed attempts to write a study of Hervé Guibert’s To the Friend Who Did Not Save My Life. In this […]

  • Charlie Fox – This Young Monster
    Charlie Fox – This Young Monster
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    This Young Monster is a hallucinatory celebration of artists who raise hell, transform their bodies, anger their elders and show their audience dark, disturbing things. What does it mean to […]

  • Jamie Stewart – Anything That Moves
    Jamie Stewart – Anything That Moves
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    From being caught having their first orgasm by their mom’s best friend to being stalked and propositioned by a fundamentalist pastor; from soliciting spanking dates over the Internet to scoring [...]

  • Passionate Enlightenment: Women in Tantric Buddhism
    Passionate Enlightenment: Women in Tantric Buddhism
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    The now-classic exploration of the role of women and the feminine in Buddhist Tantra The crowning cultural achievement of medieval India, Tantric Buddhism is known in the West primarily for […]

  • Wojciech Tochman – Roosters Crow, Dogs Cry
    Wojciech Tochman – Roosters Crow, Dogs Cry
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    Equipped with the sensitivity known from his earlier reportages, in Roosters Crow, Dogs Whine, Wojciech Tochman addresses people with mental illnesses in Cambodia who are imprisoned in kennels, [...]

  • Expanded Cinema: Fiftieth Anniversary Edition
    Expanded Cinema: Fiftieth Anniversary Edition
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    Fiftieth anniversary reissue of the founding media studies book that helped establish media art as a cultural category. First published in 1970, Gene Youngblood’s influential Expanded Cinema was [...]

  • 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 […]

  • Erik Davis – Nomad Codes: Adventures in Modern Esoterica
    Erik Davis – Nomad Codes: Adventures in Modern Esoterica
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    In these wide-ranging essays, Erik Davis explores the codes — spiritual, cultural, and embodied — that people use to escape the limitations of their lives and enrich their experience of […]

  • Raul Ruiz – Poetics of Cinema
    Raul Ruiz – Poetics of Cinema
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    Chilean filmmaker Raoul Ruiz is the author of some 100 feature-length films, along with numerous plays and multi-media installations. In Poetics of Cinema, Ruiz takes a fresh approach to the […]

  • Jonas Mekas: Scrapbook of the Sixties: Writings 1954-2010
    Jonas Mekas: Scrapbook of the Sixties: Writings 1954-2010
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    Andy Warhol, Susan Sontag, John Lennon & Yoko Ono ― Jonas Mekas was well acquainted with a great many New York artists. Born in Lithuania, he came to Brooklyn via […]

  • Rene Daumal – Pataphysical Essays
    Rene Daumal – Pataphysical Essays
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    Essays reflecting on the science of imaginary solutions, from an influential figure in pataphysical thought Pataphysics: the science of imaginary solutions, of laws governing exceptions and of [...]

  • Stefan Aune – Indian Wars Everywhere: Colonial Violence and the Shadow Doctrines of Empire
    Stefan Aune – Indian Wars Everywhere: Colonial Violence and the Shadow Doctrines of Empire
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    References to the Indian Wars, those conflicts that accompanied US continental expansion, suffuse American military history. From Black Hawk helicopters to the exclamation “Geronimo” used by [...]

  • Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization
    Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization
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    A landmark work that demystifies the rich tradition of Indian art, Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization analyzes key motifs found in legend, myth, and folklore taken directly […]

  • Daniel Oberhaus – Extraterrestrial Languages
    Daniel Oberhaus – Extraterrestrial Languages
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    If we send a message into space, will extraterrestrial beings receive it? Will they understand? The endlessly fascinating question of whether we are alone in the universe has always been […]

  • Dance of Death: The Life of John Fahey, American Guitarist
    Dance of Death: The Life of John Fahey, American Guitarist
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    John Fahey is to the solo acoustic guitar what Jimi Hendrix was to the electric: the man whom all subsequent musicians had to listen to. Fahey made more than 40 […]

  • Fernando Pessoa – Philosophical Essays
    Fernando Pessoa – Philosophical Essays
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    Fernando Pessoa claimed to be inhabited by “thousands of philosophies,” all of which he intended to develop in his unfinished project of English-language Philosophical Essays. The resulting [...]

  • Pharmako/Gnosis, Revised and Updated: Plant Teachers and the Poison Path
    Pharmako/Gnosis, Revised and Updated: Plant Teachers and the Poison Path
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    Delving deep into the world of psychoactive plants, including ayahuasca, Pharmako/Gnosis serves as a comprehensive and standalone guide. Celebrated by readers as a modern classic, this is a [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • The Mysticism of Sound and Music: The Sufi Teaching of Hazrat Inayat Khan
    The Mysticism of Sound and Music: The Sufi Teaching of Hazrat Inayat Khan
    $28.00 | , Add to cart

    “A modern classic of Universal Sufism that explores the mystical dimensions of music-and the musical dimensions of mysticism. Music, according to Sufi teaching, is really a small expression [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 […]