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  • Camille Dietrich – Grates of Love
    Camille Dietrich – Grates of Love
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    Camille is the rawest cellist working today, straight up, no qualifiers. It’s hard to separate her from her dad and co-conspirator Don Dietrich in the same way it’s incredibly difficult […]

  • Guilherme Granado – Christi Annu Ali Vyianna
    Guilherme Granado – Christi Annu Ali Vyianna
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    When Ab from Cartas de Cartalunya (OCFC-002) sent me Christi Annu Ali Vyianna I thought it was another of his alter egos because it shared the same dreamscape Brazilian cyclical […]

  • Frans De Waard – America’s Greatest Noise
    Frans De Waard – America’s Greatest Noise
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    The next book on Korm Plastics contains no photographs of the artists, no list of released records, no pictures of record sleeves, and no footnotes. It is not a hardcover, […]

  • Nick Maurer – Come On In!
    Nick Maurer – Come On In!
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    *pre-order ships mid August* Nick Maurer’s Come On In! is the stuff of a modern American fable. The 20 year-old Cincinnatian’s first release on Happy Families feels wise beyond years […]

  • 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 [...]

  • Fred Neil – Everybody’s Talkin’ (Theme From Midnight Cowboy)
    Fred Neil – Everybody’s Talkin’ (Theme From Midnight Cowboy)
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    Label:Capitol Records – ST 294 Format: Vinyl, LP, Reissue Country: US Released: 1969 VG+/VG, with faint wear on record. Light shelf wear on jacket.

  • Cowboy Junkies – The Trinity Session
    Cowboy Junkies – The Trinity Session
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    Label: RCA – 8568-1-R Format: Vinyl, LP Country: US Released: 1988 VG+/VG with light wear on jacket.

  • 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.

  • Shirley Collins – A Favourite Garland (Test Pressing!)
    Shirley Collins – A Favourite Garland (Test Pressing!)
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    Label: Import Records – IMP 1017 Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Test Pressing Country: US Released: 1978 VG+/VG, with light shelf wear.  

  • Richard Thompson – (Guitar, Vocal) A Collection Of Unreleased And Rare Material 1967-1976
    Richard Thompson – (Guitar, Vocal) A Collection Of Unreleased And Rare Material 1967-1976
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    Label: Carthage Records – CGLP 2-4413 Format: 2xVinyl LP, Compilation Country: US Released: 1984 VG+/VG+  

  • John Fahey – Requia
    John Fahey – Requia
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    Label: Vanguard – VSD-79259 Format: Vinyl, LP, Alb Country: Released:  

  • Roy Harper – Stormcock
    Roy Harper – Stormcock
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    Label:Chrysalis – CHR 1161 Format: Vinyl, LP, Reissue Country: US Released: 1978 VG+/VG+, with clipped corner  

  • 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+

  • Michael Hurley ‎– Have Moicy! (’76 Pressing)
    Michael Hurley ‎– Have Moicy! (’76 Pressing)
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    Label: Rounder Records – 3010 Format: Vinyl Country: US Released: 1976 VG+/VG+, with some light foxing/discoloration to sleeve

  • 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

  • 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 […]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Eli Winter – S/T
    Eli Winter – S/T
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    Chicago-based guitarist / composer Eli Winter’s new self-titled album finds him building on the promise of his recent records—like 2020’s Unbecoming and his 2021 collaboration with Cameron [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Ananya Ganesh – Precis​-​Loving
    Ananya Ganesh – Precis​-​Loving
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    Ananya Ganesh (b. 1997) is an improviser from Madras based in North America. Their idiosyncratically simultaneous improvisation of the voice and piano lies between the unrealizable and what could [...]