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  • 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 […]

  • Straight Panic – Stemming The Rose
    Straight Panic – Stemming The Rose
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    While the statement “you are prolific” is factually accurate, it lacks the nuance necessary to describe the nature of the unfurling body of work. This is synthesis; evolution and devourment. […]

  • Gnawed – Torchsmoke & Rope
    Gnawed – Torchsmoke & Rope
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    Following the path forged on 2020’s landmark album Subterranean Rites (Malignant/Cloister), Grant Richardson returns from the depths of his literal and conceptual explorations of civilization’s [...]

  • 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
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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 [...]

  • John Cage/Aaron Dilloway – Rozart Mix
    John Cage/Aaron Dilloway – Rozart Mix
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    “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 […]

  • 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 – Mondo Industrial: A Selection Of Rare Tape Music From The ’80s & ’90s
    V/A – Mondo Industrial: A Selection Of Rare Tape Music From The ’80s & ’90s
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    This selection of obscure eighties and nineties experimental and industrial music was taken from even more obscure cassette releases on labels such as Nihilistic Recordings, Harsh Reality, Cauchy [...]

  • 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 […]

  • SIOBHAN: Detroit vampire relief system
    SIOBHAN: Detroit vampire relief system
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    January 6, 2024 Edition of 100 Time: 29:53 Alien Passengers #103

  • 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 […]

  • Thomas Leer & Robert Rental – The Bridge (White Vinyl)
    Thomas Leer & Robert Rental – The Bridge (White Vinyl)
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    The Bridge was originally released on Throbbing Gristle’s Industrial Records label in 1979 and is considered to be an early electronic avant garde synth-pop masterpiece. With Robert unfortunately [...]

  • Cabaret Voltaire – The Crackdown (Grey Vinyl)
    Cabaret Voltaire – The Crackdown (Grey Vinyl)
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    ‘The Crackdown’ is the fourth studio album by Cabaret Voltaire. It was released in 1983. This is Cabaret Voltaire’s first album after Chris Watson’s departure. One of [...]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Engürdetz – Sillmjölke
    Engürdetz – Sillmjölke
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    Engürdetz perhaps weren’t a known name to the vast music devouring public – but for a brief period in time & to a scene of chosen few, they were a […]

  • Henryk GoyRecki – Beth Gibbons, Krzysztof Penderecki – Symphony No. 3 Op. 36
    Henryk GoyRecki – Beth Gibbons, Krzysztof Penderecki – Symphony No. 3 Op. 36
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    2019 UK Pressing on Domino, WIGLP395X VG+/VG+ Light marks & wear. Signed print & DVD included.

  • Einsturzende Neubauten – 1/2 Mensch
    Einsturzende Neubauten – 1/2 Mensch
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    2023 repress; LP version. This is the third album by Einstürzende Neubauten, also known as Halber Mensch, originally released in 1985. The album opens with the startlingly oppressive, almost [...]

  • 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
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    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 [...]

  • The San Francisco Tape Music Center: 1960s Counterculture and the Avant-Garde
    The San Francisco Tape Music Center: 1960s Counterculture and the Avant-Garde
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    “As I devoured this vibrantly detailed history of the San Francisco Tape Music Center in the 1960s, I found myself wishing repeatedly that I’d been born a couple of decades […]

  • A Mammal’s Notebook: The Writings of Erik Satie
    A Mammal’s Notebook: The Writings of Erik Satie
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    This is the largest selection, in any language, of the writings of Erik Satie (1866-1925). Although once dismissed as an eccentric, Satie has come to be seen as a key […]

  • 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 [...]

  • Philip Johnson – Youth In Mourning
    Philip Johnson – Youth In Mourning
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    Philip Johnson, a lost figure in the dark waters of early industrial music, self-released over 25 tapes starting in the late ’70s. As a part of the “cassette culture” in […]

  • German Shepherds – Music For Sick Queers
    German Shepherds – Music For Sick Queers
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    What our staff has to say: “Go to weird out record. So so grimey and sick. I love it and it feels like the first time I’ve heard it every […]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Komet – Rausch LP
    Komet – Rausch LP
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      Komet // Frank Bretschneider is one of the founders of the esteemed raster-media label. This album – originally a CD released on 12k in 2000, features clean sine-tones and […]

  • Einstürzende Neubauten ‎– Live At Rockpalast 1990
    Einstürzende Neubauten ‎– Live At Rockpalast 1990
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    What our staff has to say: “Nasty live 1990 bootleg CDr from Neubauten.” – Alex CDr packaged with fold over cover in polybag. When the band Einstürzende Neubauten was being […]

  • Lull – Moments
    Lull – Moments
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    Isolationist, minimal, alienating Drone / Dark Ambient from Mick Harris (SCORN, FRET, ex-NAPALM DEATH). Staggeringly beautiful, glacial sub-bass sounds, deep ambient and thunderous tones, with [...]

  • Heart of Palm – Tropique Concrète: Collected CD
    Heart of Palm – Tropique Concrète: Collected CD
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    “The palm tree leaves have been uprooted. Each petal turns pink, shedding the season’s rime” The side project of Clotting’s Shea Hardacre, Heart of Palm is a fading audio [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Kreuzweg Ost – Gott Mit Uns
    Kreuzweg Ost – Gott Mit Uns
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    2nd monumental album from Kreuzweg Ost for Cold Spring, headed by Michael Gregor (SUMMONING / AMESTIGON). “We see a light through the dim and cloudy shadows of our existence. In […]

  • Sistrenatus – Sensitive Disturbance
    Sistrenatus – Sensitive Disturbance
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    Blurring the lines between Dark Ambient, Industrial and Noise, Sistrenatus storms forth, shifting between oppressive aggression and unsettling atmospheres. “Sensitive Disturbance” is [...]

  • Kollaps – Until The Day I Die
    Kollaps – Until The Day I Die
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    “Until The Day I Die” is the third album from Australian post-industrial outfit KOLLAPS. “Until The Day I Die” is a merciless and visceral assault on the senses and [...]

  • K. Reinshagen Technik – I Am Seeing Fear 7″
    K. Reinshagen Technik – I Am Seeing Fear 7″
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    Transitioning from from his longtime LFA/Liable moniker, Nostilevo label head K. Reinshagen delivers two sides of lurching tape loops and unvarnished industrial rhythms perfectly suited for the [...]

  • NDE – Krieg Blut Ehre Asche
    NDE – Krieg Blut Ehre Asche
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    Debut from this Belgian duo. Like the dark solitary figure which adorns the cover, NDE are shrouded in mystery and desolation. No website. No social media. No contact details. The […]

  • Splinterskin – Wayward Souls
    Splinterskin – Wayward Souls
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    Splinterskin unveils his spell after years of solitude and hermetic isolation, in the form of a harsh, dark folk music. His tales are told using an old classical guitar accompanied […]

  • Trepaneringsritualen – Veil The World
    Trepaneringsritualen – Veil The World
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    »All seals have been broken« proclaims a demonic voice on the titular track of Veil The World, and that is something terrifyingly evident in the music contained therein. On Veil […]

  • Spiteful Womb – Interior Castle
    Spiteful Womb – Interior Castle
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    the debut LP of Nora Zimmerman’s project Spiteful Womb. ‘Interior Castle’ coalesces so many of the elements which have coursed through Nora’s near-decade of cassette and CDR releases, combining [...]

  • glas – One
    glas – One
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    Glas “One” CDr is a 39 minute piece of atmospheric synth music. Noise, improvisations & modular rhythms. Leaning close to midnight movie amateur gazings & drugged out early [...]

  • V/A – Sound
    V/A – Sound
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    What our staff has to say: “Etats-Unis (Superior Viaduct’s more experimental reissue label) had a recent LAFMS drop (Smegma, ID Art #2, Blorp Esette Volume One, and the La Forte […]

  • Ross Gentry – September LP
    Ross Gentry – September LP
    $28.00 | , Add to cart

    Please Note: This item is a Pre-Order! Expected to ship the last week of February or earlier! The inaugural Ceremony of Seasons release! The music accompaniment to VISUALS Wine’s first […]

  • Henning Christiansen – Satie I Hoj So
    Henning Christiansen – Satie I Hoj So
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    Restocked, last copies. The Institute for Danish Sound Archeology and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Roskilde, Denmark present a reissue of the most enigmatic and rare of Danish artist […]

  • Mattxibarra – Absolute Misery
    Mattxibarra – Absolute Misery
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    It should come as no surprise that ‘deep listening,’ a practice attributed to the late Pauline Oliveros, gestated into a form of ‘music,’ often labelled ‘as ambient, ethereal, [...]

  • Ryu Hankil – 3
    Ryu Hankil – 3
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    Released by Incheon Art Platform in Korea. “This is also connected with exorcism. In the ruling system of medieval religion and politics, demons, devils, etc. were treated as viruses that [...]