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  • 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

  • The Trendees ‎– Barmaid
    The Trendees ‎– Barmaid
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    The Trendees uberoscure 2017 cassette for Albert’s Basement has somehow found its way to a 7″ release some seven years later, replete with an extra third track in tow. If […]

  • Day the Country Died: A History of Anarcho Punk 1980-1984
    Day the Country Died: A History of Anarcho Punk 1980-1984
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    In this revealing history, author, historian, and musician Ian Glasper explores in minute detail the influential and esoteric UK anarcho-punk scene of the early 1980s. Where some of the colorful [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Why Bother? – Serenading Unwanted Ballads
    Why Bother? – Serenading Unwanted Ballads
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    Serenading Unwanted Ballads is the fifth album from Iowa’s WHY BOTHER? and a testament to the fact that they will never make the same record twice. Full of twists, their […]

  • The Ar-Kaics – See The World On Fire
    The Ar-Kaics – See The World On Fire
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    The Ar-Kaics are back with See the World on Fire, their first new album in six years. It’s also the first release from this newly-minted partnership between Feel It Records […]

  • Lysol – Down The Street
    Lysol – Down The Street
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    ‘Down the Street’ is the latest EP from Seattle punks LYSOL, following 2021’s ‘Soup for My Family’. The four piece lineup of Anthony Gaviria, Xtine Lundberg, Chad [...]

  • Choncy – 20X Multiplier
    Choncy – 20X Multiplier
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    From the foxhole of the Rust Belt, Choncy fleshes out a frenzied, multifaceted approach to punk with their sophomore album, 20X MULTIPLIER. The Cincinnati four-piece delivers an intoxicating [...]

  • Bermuda Squares – Outsider
    Bermuda Squares – Outsider
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    As corny as it sounds, you can’t help but describe Bermuda Squares as a Minneapolis supergroup. Ringleaded by singer/guitarist Tony Milek, the band comprises members of Sinks, Neo Neos, Citric [...]

  • Vacation – Rare Earth
    Vacation – Rare Earth
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    “Vacation’s new album Rare Earth comes at a time when the powder keg of civilization as we know it is particularly vulnerable to the spark that swallows our very existence. […]

  • Vacation – Rare Earth
    Vacation – Rare Earth
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    “Vacation’s new album Rare Earth comes at a time when the powder keg of civilization as we know it is particularly vulnerable to the spark that swallows our very existence. […]

  • Vacation – Rare Earth
    Vacation – Rare Earth
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    “Vacation’s new album Rare Earth comes at a time when the powder keg of civilization as we know it is particularly vulnerable to the spark that swallows our very existence. […]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Doom Beach / Chop Chop Chop Chop Chop Chop Chop – Doom Beach / Chop Chop Chop Chop Chop Chop Chop
    Doom Beach / Chop Chop Chop Chop Chop Chop Chop – Doom Beach / Chop Chop Chop Chop Chop Chop Chop
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    Connecticut “noise legends,” and God’s least favorite two-piece, DOOM BEACH, follow up their sophomore LP Copperhead with the release of four head-splitting songs in [...]

  • V.A. – Passing Bells 7″
    V.A. – Passing Bells 7″
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    6 track comp 7” with all killer, no filler. A return to the 80s and 90s style of high quality cooperative comp releases you actually love to have in your […]

  • The Last Survivors – 2001-2016 LP
    The Last Survivors – 2001-2016 LP
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    Chaos is here! Legendary Tokyo raw punks, THE LAST SURVIVORS early material finally collected in one place. The Last Survivors sent shock waves through the Japanese punk scene showing there […]

  • Deef – 1982-1983 CD
    Deef – 1982-1983 CD
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    A more affordable pro-CD option containing both of the Deef LPs released by General Speech on one CD. Still with the full liner notes in both English and Japanese, some […]

  • Deef – Real Control LP
    Deef – Real Control LP
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    Documenting the band’s final era, when hardcore gigs in Sapporo were banned, and still had to be organized in private recording studios with seating. Before bands like Gai and Confuse […]

  • Deef – Nou LP
    Deef – Nou LP
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    Deef, forming in 1979 in Sapporo City, Japan evolved from a school-age free jazz group into a raw hardcore band influenced by the global explosion of political punk and hardcore, […]

  • Die Öwan – Mikawa Ken-Ichi LP
    Die Öwan – Mikawa Ken-Ichi LP
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    Die Öwan’s final cassette release, 1983’s Mikawa Ken-Ichi, shows the band at their most focused, crafting a full on album’s worth of music in their trademark style of DIY experimental […]

  • Die Öwan – Öwannibalism LP
    Die Öwan – Öwannibalism LP
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    A cult teenage Japanese punk group which existed from 1979-1983, and during that time managed to release the rarest punk record in Japan, operate their own cassette label, organize house […]

  • Auntie Pus – Halfway to Venezuela b/w Marmalade Freak (Black Vinyl)
    Auntie Pus – Halfway to Venezuela b/w Marmalade Freak (Black Vinyl)
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    Julian Isaacs aka Auntie Pus, made a bet with his childhood friend Chris Millar (Rat Scabies of The Damned) that one of them would have a top ten record within […]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 [...]