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  • 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 [...]

  • 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

  • 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 [...]

  • The Writings of Austin Osman Spare: Anathema of Zos, The Book of Pleasure, and The Focus of Life
    The Writings of Austin Osman Spare: Anathema of Zos, The Book of Pleasure, and The Focus of Life
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    The Writings of Austin Osman Spare is a collection of three books written by the famous artist and occult author. The three books included in this publication are Anathema of […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 [...]

  • Susan Neiman – Evil in Modern Thought: An Alternative History of Philosophy
    Susan Neiman – Evil in Modern Thought: An Alternative History of Philosophy
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    Evil threatens human reason, for it challenges our hope that the world makes sense. For eighteenth-century Europeans, the Lisbon earthquake was manifest evil. Today we view evil as a matter […]

  • Seasons They Change: The Story of Acid and Pyschedelic Folk
    Seasons They Change: The Story of Acid and Pyschedelic Folk
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    In the late 60s and early 70s the inherent weirdness of folk met switched-on psychedelic rock and gave birth to new, strange forms of acoustic-based avant-garde music. Artists on both […]

  • Renata Salecl – Perversions of Love and Hate
    Renata Salecl – Perversions of Love and Hate
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    Why, when we are desperately in love, do we endlessly block union with our love object? Why do we often destroy what we love most? Why do we search out […]

  • William Seabrook – Astounding Secrets of the Devil Worshippers’ Mystic Love Cult
    William Seabrook – Astounding Secrets of the Devil Worshippers’ Mystic Love Cult
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    “Beast or poet? Monster or moralist? Charlatan or magician? Genius or madman?” These are the questions William Seabrook, the great writer on such things as zombies and witchcraft, [...]

  • Flyboy 2: The Greg Tate Reader
    Flyboy 2: The Greg Tate Reader
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    Since launching his career at the Village Voice in the early 1980s Greg Tate has been one of the premiere critical voices on contemporary Black music, art, literature, film, and […]

  • 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 […]

  • Giovanni Intra – Clinic of Phantasms: Writings 1994-2002
    Giovanni Intra – Clinic of Phantasms: Writings 1994-2002
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    Artist, gallerist, and writer Giovanni Intra’s inventive approach to art writing provides a guide to the New Zealand and Los Angeles art scenes of his era. Everything you read about […]

  • Sun Ra: Collected Works Vol. 1 – Immeasurable Equation
    Sun Ra: Collected Works Vol. 1 – Immeasurable Equation
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    Sun Ra was a master jazz musician unlike any before or after him. Here is a stunning collection of 260 of his cosmic poems and selected prose.

  • The Hard Facts of the Grimms’ Fairy Tales: Expanded Edition
    The Hard Facts of the Grimms’ Fairy Tales: Expanded Edition
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    Murder, mutilation, cannibalism, infanticide, and incest: the darker side of classic fairy tales is the subject of this groundbreaking and intriguing study of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm’s [...]

  • Try to Tell a Fish about Water: The Art, Music, and Third Life of Norma Tenega
    Try to Tell a Fish about Water: The Art, Music, and Third Life of Norma Tenega
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    In addition to her accomplishments as a gifted musician and songwriter, Norma Tanega was a noted gallerist, teacher, and a central figure in the vibrant and homegrown creative scene of […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Jean-Luc Godard – Phrases: Six Films
    Jean-Luc Godard – Phrases: Six Films
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    Phrases presents the spoken language from six films by Jean-Luc Godard: Germany Nine Zero, The Kids Play Russian, JLG / JLG, 2 x 50 Years of French Cinema, For Ever […]

  • Love, Icebox: Letters from John Cage to Merce Cunningham
    Love, Icebox: Letters from John Cage to Merce Cunningham
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    Cage’s passionate, distraught and affectionate letters to Cunningham provide a vivid portrait of the start of their life together These early letters from John Cage to Merce Cunningham will [...]

  • Walter Benjamin – Illuminations: Essays and Reflections
    Walter Benjamin – Illuminations: Essays and Reflections
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    A selection of works from one of the most original cultural critics of the twentieth century–as selected by Hannah Arendt and including a classic essay of her own about Walter […]

  • Pink Noises: Women on Electronic Music and Sound
    Pink Noises: Women on Electronic Music and Sound
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    Pink Noises brings together twenty-four interviews with women in electronic music and sound cultures, including club and radio DJs, remixers, composers, improvisers, instrument builders, and [...]

  • SHV – We Belong Dead
    SHV – We Belong Dead
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    “We Belong Dead” is a gritty piece of late ’00s cassette culture and underground ingenuity from Alley Dennig’s SHV project, with a hard-to-classify sound somewhere between [...]

  • Greil Marcus – Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the Twentieth Century (Anniversary)
    Greil Marcus – Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the Twentieth Century (Anniversary)
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    Greil Marcus, author of Mystery Train, widely acclaimed as the best book ever written about America as seen through its music, began work on this new book out of a […]

  • Theodore Roszak – Flicker
    Theodore Roszak – Flicker
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    From the golden age of art movies and underground cinema to X-rated porn, splatter films, and midnight movies, this breathtaking thriller is a tour de force of cinematic fact and […]

  • Eileen Ormsby – The Darkest Web: Drugs, Death and Destroyed Lives . . . the Inside Story of the Internet’s Evil Twin
    Eileen Ormsby – The Darkest Web: Drugs, Death and Destroyed Lives . . . the Inside Story of the Internet’s Evil Twin
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    Dark… A kingpin willing to murder to protect his dark web drug empire. A corrupt government official determined to avoid exposure. The death of a dark web drugs czar in […]

  • Construction Site for Possible Worlds
    Construction Site for Possible Worlds
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    Perspectives from philosophy, aesthetics, and art on how to envisage the construction site of possible worlds. Given the highly coercive and heavily surveilled dynamics of the present moment, [...]

  • American Hardcore: A Tribal History
    American Hardcore: A Tribal History
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    Steven Blush’s “definitive treatment of Hardcore Punk” (Los Angeles Times) changed the way we look at Punk Rock. The Sony Picture Classics–distributed documentary American [...]

  • The Wicked Queen: The Origins of the Myth of Marie-Antoinette
    The Wicked Queen: The Origins of the Myth of Marie-Antoinette
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    The Wicked Queen is not a biography of one of the most infamous queens in history. Rather, Chantal Thomas presents the history of the verbal and visual representations of Marie-Antoinette, […]

  • Joanna Russ – How To Suppress Women’s Writing
    Joanna Russ – How To Suppress Women’s Writing
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    Are women able to achieve anything they set their minds to? In How to Suppress Women’s Writing, award-winning novelist and scholar Joanna Russ lays bare the subtle–and not so [...]

  • The Serpent and the Rainbow
    The Serpent and the Rainbow
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    A scientific investigation and personal adventure story about zombis and the voudoun culture of Haiti by a Harvard scientist.In April 1982, ethnobotanist Wade Davis arrived in Haiti to [...]

  • Birth! – I Will
    Birth! – I Will
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    What our staff has to say: “Revisited this Midwest classic after hearing of Doug’s passing. An album ahead of its time – and even though it has been years since […]

  • The Tibetan Book Of The Dead
    The Tibetan Book Of The Dead
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    The most accessible and informative version of the Buddhist classic available in English, with instruction in meditation, illuminating commentary, and guidance in the practical use of the prayers [...]

  • A.B.O. – Documentation 89-93
    A.B.O. – Documentation 89-93
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    An exellent glimpse into one of the more poorly lit corners of Swedish experimental sound. This CD collects some of the earliest solo recordings of Joachim Nordwall, under the moniker […]

  • Cyberplasm – The Psychic Hologram
    Cyberplasm – The Psychic Hologram
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    The mutilated guitar buzz, hissing vocal fury, Cyberdyne Systems drum processors and brooding atmospheric tekno are a powerful commixture brought to light through the channel of industrial noise [...]

  • Kleistwahr – In The Guts Of A Year
    Kleistwahr – In The Guts Of A Year
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    Since 2014 Gary Mundy of Ramleh has been releasing most of his solo work through Fourth Dimension Records. ‘In the Guts of a Year’ is his sixth such album for […]

  • Limbs Bin – Compassion & Vision
    Limbs Bin – Compassion & Vision
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    Recorded by a quartet of grubby fools in a miserable warehouse in Cleveland, Compassion & Vision sees Limbs Bin founder Josh Landes joined by a cast of repellent perverts, Wyatt […]

  • Kleistwahr – Acceptance Is Not Respect
    Kleistwahr – Acceptance Is Not Respect
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    Another great album from Gary Mundy comprising two parts that between them feature seven tracks inspired partly by religious and political beliefs and their place in a 21st Century UK […]

  • Ruby Ray: Kalifornia Kool: Photographs 1976-1982
    Ruby Ray: Kalifornia Kool: Photographs 1976-1982
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    Punk and industrial culture in late ’70s and early ’80s San Francisco Spanning music, art and literature, the industrial and punk scenes of San Francisco in the late 1970s and […]

  • On Jack Smith’s Flaming Creatures: (And Other Secret-Flix of Cinemaroc)
    On Jack Smith’s Flaming Creatures: (And Other Secret-Flix of Cinemaroc)
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    Reviled, rioted over and banned as pornographic even as it was recognized by many as an unprecedented visionary masterpiece, Jack Smith’s Flaming Creatures is one of the most important and [...]

  • Black Sand Desert – Black Sand Desert
    Black Sand Desert – Black Sand Desert
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    Compliation of 7 previous releases that are all OOP. Concavity Elephant Graveyard Carnivorous Lunar Activities Vanishment Blight Seance Dermal Artwork by Shea Hardacre Remastered by Grant Richardson

  • Morton Feldman – Give My Regards To Eighth Street
    Morton Feldman – Give My Regards To Eighth Street
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    Morton Feldman wrote as he composed music, carefully placing one element after another, producing some of the avant-garde’s most lucid considerations of what it means to make music Morton [...]

  • NE 21 – In The Realm of Electricity
    NE 21 – In The Realm of Electricity
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    he NE-21 return to She Lost Kontrol after their first pitch-perfect 80s dark wave release in 2016. After releasing a collaboration with Donato Dozzy with the project ‘Men with [...]

  • Karlheinz – Fucking
    Karlheinz – Fucking
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    Karlheinz: “Right now, my music is noise — possibly harsh noise, possibly power electronics, depending upon your definition and which piece you’re talking about. I used to do [...]

  • Blessed Sacrificst – Loss of Innocence CD
    Blessed Sacrificst – Loss of Innocence CD
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    Thirteen years of tears, screams, and reflections culminate with the Loss of Innocence, the long anticipated, ultimate release of depressive electronics project Blessed Sacrifist. Written, [...]

  • God Is War – King of the Arabs / Creation 2CD
    God Is War – King of the Arabs / Creation 2CD
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    “Cower in your seat as the great purge commences. Gaze in awe at the aura of cosmic red blood as it swirls around the heads of those executed at gun […]

  • Einsturzende Neubauten – Alles In Allem
    Einsturzende Neubauten – Alles In Allem
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    After more than 12 years, Einstürzende Neubauten‘s long-awaited new studio album Alles In Allem is finally going to be released. The album marks the quintessence of the band’s output, [...]

  • Bizarre Uproar ‎– Himosta Rottiin – 017 Live Activities
    Bizarre Uproar ‎– Himosta Rottiin – 017 Live Activities
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    Documenting two Bizarre Uproar live shows from 2017. Usual extreme Finnish noise.