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  • Juho Toivonen – Sisarusten Toistuva Uni
    Juho Toivonen – Sisarusten Toistuva Uni
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    Sisarusten Toistuva Uni is the sophomore album from Juho Toivonen, a young sound artist based in Pori, Finland. It follows up the piano-heavy debut album Kasveille Ja Eläimille released in […]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • We Jazz Issue 09: Oisters
    We Jazz Issue 09: Oisters
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    The ninth issue of We Jazz Magazine, Oisters. Featuring: Jason Moran, Carlos Garnett, Oren Ambarchi, Darius Jones, Black Fire Records, Robyn Steward, columnist Mats Gustafsson, reviews, and more. [...]

  • We Jazz Issue 05: Amaryllis
    We Jazz Issue 05: Amaryllis
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    2022 release. The fifth issue of We Jazz Magazine, Amaryllis for Mary Halvorson. All articles presented in English. Stories include Mary Halvorson by Peter Margasak, Pi Recordings by Will Layman, [...]

  • We Jazz Issue 04: The Call
    We Jazz Issue 04: The Call
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    2022 release. The fourth issue of We Jazz Magazine, The Call for Horace Tapscott. All articles presented in English. Stories include Horace Tapscott by Andy Thomas, Tigran Hamasyan by Rui […]

  • We Jazz Issue 03: Tetragon
    We Jazz Issue 03: Tetragon
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    2022 release. This is the third issue of the new We Jazz Magazine, Tetragon for Joe Henderson. All articles presented in English. Stories include Joe Henderson by Daniel Spicer, International [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Terry Jennings – Piece for Cello and Saxophone (1960)
    Terry Jennings – Piece for Cello and Saxophone (1960)
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    What our staff has to say: “Great performance from Charles Curtis of Piece For Cello And Saxophone written by a long-lost associate of La Monte Young and New York’s early […]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 […]

  • Osmo Lindeman – Electronic Works
    Osmo Lindeman – Electronic Works
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    What our staff has to say: “Incredible works from Finnish electronic music composer. Fits right in with the Sahko catalog.” – Alex *includes a CD featuring all tracks from the [...]

  • We Jazz Issue 02: Pursuance
    We Jazz Issue 02: Pursuance
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    We Jazz follows the success of the sold out debut issue of their new magazine with issue number 2 (Fall 2021), entitled “Pursuance”. The cover story by Ashley Kahn features […]

  • We Jazz Issue 08 Summer 2023: Shadow Shapes
    We Jazz Issue 08 Summer 2023: Shadow Shapes
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    The eighth issue of We Jazz Magazine, Shadow Shapes for Dorothy Ashby. All articles presented in English. Dorothy Ashby by David Mittleman, Don Cherry by Magnus Nygren, Peter Evans by […]

  • We Jazz Issue 06 Winter 2022: Revelation
    We Jazz Issue 06 Winter 2022: Revelation
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    2022 release. The sixth issue of We Jazz Magazine, Revelation for Black Jazz Records. All articles presented in English. Stories include Black Jazz Records by Daniel Spicer, As-Shams by Andy […]

  • Nelson Algren – A Walk On The Wild Side
    Nelson Algren – A Walk On The Wild Side
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    With its depictions of the downtrodden prostitutes, bootleggers, and hustlers of Perdido Street in the old French Quarter of 1930s New Orleans, Nelson Algren’s A Walk in the Wild Side […]

  • Fernanda Melchor – Paradais
    Fernanda Melchor – Paradais
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    Inside a luxury housing complex, two misfit teenagers sneak around and get drunk. Franco Andrade, lonely, overweight, and addicted to porn, obsessively fantasizes about seducing his neighbor—an [...]

  • Magnús Pálsson – Enginn Gleypir S​ó​lina CD + Book
    Magnús Pálsson – Enginn Gleypir S​ó​lina CD + Book
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    What our staff has to say: “Audio from a Magnus Palsson exhibit. Very Runzelstirn Gurgelstock or Hermann Nitsch energy here. Lots of of grunting, moaning and intimate human sounds. Includes [...]

  • Halim El-Dabh – The Wondrous Reverberations of Halim El-Dabh
    Halim El-Dabh – The Wondrous Reverberations of Halim El-Dabh
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    Considered to be one of the earliest composers of electronic music, Halim El-Dabh (1921-2017) was an Egyptian-American musician, ethnomusicologist, and educator. The works in this compilation [...]

  • Henryk GoyRecki – Beth Gibbons, Narodowa Orkiestra Symfoniczna Polskiego Radia, Krzysztof Penderecki – Symphony No. 3 (Symphony Of Sorrowful Songs) Op. 36
    Henryk GoyRecki – Beth Gibbons, Narodowa Orkiestra Symfoniczna Polskiego Radia, Krzysztof Penderecki – Symphony No. 3 (Symphony Of Sorrowful Songs) Op. 36
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    2019 UK Pressing on Domino, WIGLP395X VG+/VG+ Light marks & wear. Signed print & DVD included.

  • La Monte Young / Marian Zazeela – 31 VII 69 10:26 – 10:49 PM / 23 VIII 64 2:50:45 – 3:11 AM The Volga Delta
    La Monte Young / Marian Zazeela – 31 VII 69 10:26 – 10:49 PM / 23 VIII 64 2:50:45 – 3:11 AM The Volga Delta
    $29.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “‘Composer La Monte Young Does Not Understand His Work’ – Tony Conrad, 1990” – Cleo “La Monte Young was born in Bern, Idaho in [...]

  • Will Oldham & Lori Damiano – Shorty’s Ark
    Will Oldham & Lori Damiano – Shorty’s Ark
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    Shorty’s Ark is a book for young readers, a collaborative effort between Will Oldham and graphic artist Lori Damiano, based on the song from the album Superwolves by Matt Sweeney […]

  • Trinh T. Minh-Ha: The Twofold Commitment
    Trinh T. Minh-Ha: The Twofold Commitment
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    At once an artist’s book and an interview collection by Vietnamese filmmaker, writer and feminist and postcolonial theorist Trinh T. Minh-ha (born 1952), The Twofold Commitment centers on [...]

  • John O’Brien – Leaving Las Vegas
    John O’Brien – Leaving Las Vegas
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    What our staff has to say: “Forget the wack and overly sentimental movie, John O’Brien’s first novel is both a disturbing descent into hell and the best thing to come […]

  • Mariana Dimópulos -Imminence
    Mariana Dimópulos -Imminence
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    A new mother holds her month-old son for the first time, but her body betrays her with an absence of feeling. Disoriented, she wanders with her partner around their plant-filled […]

  • Lawrence Abu Hamdan: Live Audio Essays
    Lawrence Abu Hamdan: Live Audio Essays
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    An anthology of Abu Hamdan’s disquieting audio-essay monologues on the soundscape of political life This volume compiles transcripts from performances and films by Beirut-based Lawrence Abu [...]

  • Louis Aragon – Anicet or the Panorama: A Dadaist Novel
    Louis Aragon – Anicet or the Panorama: A Dadaist Novel
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    This novel, much of it written amidst the horror of the trenches when Louis Aragon (1897–1982) was a medical orderly during the First World War, demonstrates the chasm that separates […]

  • Leonard Cohen – A Ballet of Lepers: A Novel and Stories
    Leonard Cohen – A Ballet of Lepers: A Novel and Stories
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    A never-before-published early novel and stories by the legendary musician, songwriter, and poet Leonard Cohen Before Leonard Cohen’s worldwide fame expanded to fourteen studio albums, Grammy [...]

  • Robert Desnos – Liberty or Love! and Mourning for Mourning
    Robert Desnos – Liberty or Love! and Mourning for Mourning
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    A literary masterpiece of early Surrealism from the virtuoso of automatic writing, Robert Desnos Mystery, the marvelous, the city of Paris transmuted by love, and Sanglot the Corsair’s pursuit of [...]

  • Léon Genonceaux – The Tutu: Morals of the Fin de Siècle
    Léon Genonceaux – The Tutu: Morals of the Fin de Siècle
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    The nineteenth-century French writer and publisher Léon Genonceaux (1856―?) is as much of an enigma as those two legendary enfants terribles whom he was the first to publish: Arthur Rimbaud […]

  • Count Stenbock – The Shadow Of Death
    Count Stenbock – The Shadow Of Death
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    Here, presented for the first time in paperback format, and limited edition hardcover, is an unabridged edition of Count Eric Stenbock’s third and last collection of poetry, which was originally [...]

  • Élémir Bourges – The Twilight of the Gods
    Élémir Bourges – The Twilight of the Gods
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    Long out of print in English, and here offered for the first time in a restored format, The Twilight of the Gods, Élémir Bourges’ acknowledged masterpiece, was originally published in […]

  • Jean Lorrain – The Blood Of The Gods
    Jean Lorrain – The Blood Of The Gods
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    Jean Lorrain, later famous as the author of such Decadent masterpieces as Nightmares of an Ether Drinker and Errant Vice, began his literary career in 1882 with the book of […]

  • The William H. Gass Reader
    The William H. Gass Reader
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    Throughout his career, William Gass relentlessly pushed at the boundaries of language, celebrating the music of the sentence and the aesthetics of the written word. Now, the best and most […]

  • Islamic Mystical Poetry
    Islamic Mystical Poetry
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    Written from the ninth to the twentieth century, these poems represent the peak of Islamic Mystical writing, from Rabia Basri to Mian Mohammad Baksh. Reflecting both private devotional love and [...]

  • Peter Weibel – Sound Art
    Peter Weibel – Sound Art
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    Essays and images that map art’s new sonic cosmos, illustrated in color throughout. This milestone volume maps fifty years of artists’ engagement with sound. Since the beginning of [...]

  • Takehisa Kosugi – S/T
    Takehisa Kosugi – S/T
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    Slowscan’s latest, a stunning, remastered vinyl edition of Takehisa Kosugi’s New York, August 14, 1991 – expanded to include an entire second LP of recordings made by the [...]

  • Magnus Jäverling – Bowdark
    Magnus Jäverling – Bowdark
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    What our staff has to say: “Feels and sounds like a real movie score. For fans of electronic music sounds.” – Jack Bowdark is the name of a fictitious town […]

  • Franciska – Tryghed
    Franciska – Tryghed
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    What our staff has to say: “Another Discreet pick for me this week. This record crafts the ultimate comfort sound, dropping you into a soundscape that feels like laying on […]

  • Zach Rowden – No Middle Without The Beginning LP
    Zach Rowden – No Middle Without The Beginning LP
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    Ships prior to release date of 9/29/2023. Zach Rowden’s new album, titled “No Middle Without The Beginning”, radiates the current musical concrete. Two pieces, each spanning a [...]

  • Maggot Brain #12
    Maggot Brain #12
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    Crazy Doberman ? Erick’s Bradshaw delivers an epic, well-illustrated tour diary of a brief jaunt with these noise greats. Composer TAYONDAI BRAXTON by Katy Henricksen! A meaty, beautiful [...]

  • Colin Andrew Sheffield – Images
    Colin Andrew Sheffield – Images
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    What our staff has to say: “Gorgeous ambient soundscapes through manipulated samples of jazz records. While the source material is mostly unrecognizable, completely repurposed into amorphous [...]

  • VA – Revolutions Per Minute (The Art Record)
    VA – Revolutions Per Minute (The Art Record)
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    What our staff has to say: “Originally released in 1982 and now available from Song Cycle Records, Revolutions Per Minute (The Art Record) showcases 3 to 5 minute sound pieces […]

  • William S. Burroughs – Break Through In Grey Room
    William S. Burroughs – Break Through In Grey Room
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    Inspired by the original Industrial Records release of William S. Burroughs’s Nothing Here Now but the Recordings, Belgian record label Sub Rosa worked with Burroughs to release another [...]

  • William S. Burroughs – Nothing Here Now But The Recordings
    William S. Burroughs – Nothing Here Now But The Recordings
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    In 1980, Genesis P-Orridge and Peter “Sleazy” Christopherson of (then-)Throbbing Gristle travelled to New York City to meet up at the fortified apartment, known as The Bunker, of [...]

  • Ahmad Shamlou – Born Upon the Dark Spear
    Ahmad Shamlou – Born Upon the Dark Spear
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    Chasm. Mist. Dark Song. Hour of Execution. Behind the Wall. These are just some of the poetic titles of Ahmad Shamlu (1925-2000) that together form the cipher to one of […]

  • Paul Celan – Microliths They Are, Little Stones: Posthumous Prose
    Paul Celan – Microliths They Are, Little Stones: Posthumous Prose
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    In the mid-fifties Paul Celan suggested that he had a mind for writing that “would be a bit more sober & more spacious” than his poems. And yet, in his […]

  • Steven Cline – Amok!
    Steven Cline – Amok!
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    In this collection of recent texts, American surrealist artist Steven Cline has opened the floodgates to his inner worlds, demanding that we take a look. When we do, we are […]

  • Ishmael Reed – Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down
    Ishmael Reed – Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down
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    Ishmael Reed’s classic Neo-HooDoo Western, a classic from the Dalkey catalog, is presented here in a long-awaited republication with a new introduction.

  • Anselm Hollo – The Tortoise of History
    Anselm Hollo – The Tortoise of History
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    Anselm Hollo (1934–2013) authored more than forty books and was an award-winning translator. Born in Helsinki, Finland, he was fluent in German, Swedish, Finnish, and English by age ten. Hollo [...]

  • Alan Licht and John Krausbauer – Self Titled 7″
    Alan Licht and John Krausbauer – Self Titled 7″
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    What our staff has to say: “Insane amplified violin shredding on top of electric guitar on A side – I’ve never heard a violin sounding like that, blending completely with […]

  • Three New York Dadas and the Blind Man: Marcel Duchamp, Henri-Pierre Roché, Beatrice Wood
    Three New York Dadas and the Blind Man: Marcel Duchamp, Henri-Pierre Roché, Beatrice Wood
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    Three New York Dadas and The Blind Man relates the story of the triangular relationship between Marcel Duchamp, Henri-Pierre Roché and Beatrice Wood, told in the words of two of […]

  • Gabrielle Wittkop – Murder Most Serene
    Gabrielle Wittkop – Murder Most Serene
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    In the last days of the Venetian Republic, the successive wives of Count Alvise Lanzi suffer mysterious, agonizing deaths. Murder Most Serene offers a cruel portrait of a beautiful but […]

  • Gerard De Nerval – Aurelia & Other Writings
    Gerard De Nerval – Aurelia & Other Writings
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    A harrowing document of a descent into madness, by France’s defining poet of bohemian romanticism Aurelia is French poet and novelist Gérard de Nerval’s account of his descent into [...]

  • Cages – Folding Space
    Cages – Folding Space
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    The shaking notes that make up “Folding Space” were recorded by two people holed up in their whole respective imaginations of visions of loops, layers and pleading lyrics. They sought [...]