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  • Steve Birchall – Reality Gates
    Steve Birchall – Reality Gates
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    Reissue, originally released in 1976. Soave dusts off in limited edition the psych/synth album by Doctor Steven T. Birchall recorded in 1973 in Indiana, U.S.A. with the following equipment: VCS-3 [...]

  • Charles Curtis – Performances and Recordings 1998-2018
    Charles Curtis – Performances and Recordings 1998-2018
    $35.00 | , Add to cart

    New double-LP edition of a selection from Saltern’s acclaimed collection of recordings surveying the career of renowned, American cellist, Charles Curtis. Selected by Curtis and Tashi Wada [...]

  • V/A – Poesia Sonora
    V/A – Poesia Sonora
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    2022 restock; last copies/reduced price. Song Cycle Records present a reissue of Poesia Sonora, originally released in 1975. Sound poetry emerged in the early years of the post-war avant-garde [...]

  • Gavin Bryars – Sinking Of The Titanic
    Gavin Bryars – Sinking Of The Titanic
    $27.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “I’m not sure there are words to accurately describe listening to ‘The Sinking of the Titanic’ or ‘Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet.’ It […]

  • 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 […]

  • Michael Snow – Musics For Piano, Whistling, Microphone And Tape Recorder
    Michael Snow – Musics For Piano, Whistling, Microphone And Tape Recorder
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    What our staff has to say: “Michael Snow may be more recognized as an artist/filmaker, but has crossover into recorded media (music) as well, starting with his involvement with free […]

  • Ruth Anderson & Annea Lockwood – Tete-a-tete
    Ruth Anderson & Annea Lockwood – Tete-a-tete
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    Over the course of a nearly 50 year romantic and creative partnership sound artist Annea Lockwood and the late pioneering electronic composer Ruth Anderson have shared space on a number […]

  • Suzanne Ciani & Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – FRKWYS Vol. 13 – Sunergy (Expanded) (Pacific Blue Vinyl)
    Suzanne Ciani & Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – FRKWYS Vol. 13 – Sunergy (Expanded) (Pacific Blue Vinyl)
    $21.00 | , Add to cart

    Sunergy brings together synthesists Suzanne Ciani and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith for the thirteenth installment of FRKWYS, RVNG Intl.’s intergenerational collaboration series. For this expanded [...]

  • Thom Nguyen – The Summer Passed in Monotone LP (Pre-Order)
    Thom Nguyen – The Summer Passed in Monotone LP (Pre-Order)
    $28.00 | , Add to cart

    Please Note: This item is a Pre-Order! Expected to ship Mid-June 2023 The fourth release from Ceremony of Seasons. The music accompaniment to VISUALS Wine’s Ritual of Senses Wine Club […]

  • V/A – Continuing A Worn Out Tradition III 12″ (Pre-Order)
    V/A – Continuing A Worn Out Tradition III 12″ (Pre-Order)
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    Archaic Vaults is pleased to present the first vinyl album for the label, cataloguing ten tracks from ten artists spanning the globe. This curation brings together a multiplicity of genres […]

  • L’vovna – шлейф CD (Pre-Order)
    L’vovna – шлейф CD (Pre-Order)
    $12.00 | Add to cart

    Material circulation with instances of focus on the experienced phenomena of live performance work within architecturally hollowed and barely visible environments — vaguely reminiscent with [...]

  • Fear Before the Fall: Horror Films in the Late Soviet Union
    Fear Before the Fall: Horror Films in the Late Soviet Union
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    Alienation, generational tensions, rampant nationalism and the pervasiveness of atomic danger are all topics that haunted late Soviet citizens, and those fears are reflected in the films meant to [...]

  • Eaters of the Dead: Myths and Realities of Cannibal Monsters
    Eaters of the Dead: Myths and Realities of Cannibal Monsters
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    Every culture has monsters that eat us, and every culture repels in horror when we eat ourselves. From Grendel to Sawney Bean, and from the Ghuls of ancient Persia to […]

  • Eugene Thacker – In the Dust of This Planet
    Eugene Thacker – In the Dust of This Planet
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    “Thacker’s discourse on the intersection of horror and philosophy is utterly original and utterly captivating…” Thomas Ligotti, author of The Conspiracy Against the Human [...]

  • Calling the Spirits: A History of Seances
    Calling the Spirits: A History of Seances
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    Calling the Spirits investigates the eerie history of our conversations with the dead, from necromancy in Homer’s Odyssey to the emergence of Spiritualism–when Victorians were [...]

  • 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 […]

  • William Cooper – Behold a Pale Horse (Revised)
    William Cooper – Behold a Pale Horse (Revised)
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    Bill Cooper, former United States Naval Intelligence Briefing Team member, reveals information that remains hidden from the public eye. This information has been kept in topsecret government [...]

  • Unmask Alice: Lsd, Satanic Panic, and the Imposter Behind the World’s Most Notorious Diaries
    Unmask Alice: Lsd, Satanic Panic, and the Imposter Behind the World’s Most Notorious Diaries
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    Two teens. Two diaries. Two social panics. One incredible fraud. In 1971, Go Ask Alice reinvented the young adult genre with a blistering portrayal of sex, psychosis, and teenage [...]

  • David Grubbs – Records Ruin the Landscape: John Cage, the Sixties, and Sound Recording
    David Grubbs – Records Ruin the Landscape: John Cage, the Sixties, and Sound Recording
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    John Cage’s disdain for records was legendary. He repeatedly spoke of the ways in which recorded music was antithetical to his work. In Records Ruin the Landscape, David Grubbs argues […]

  • Babbling Corpse: Vaporwave and the Commodification of Ghosts
    Babbling Corpse: Vaporwave and the Commodification of Ghosts
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    In the age of global capitalism, vaporwave celebrates and undermines the electronic ghosts haunting the nostalgia industry. Ours is a time of ghosts in machines, killing meaning and exposing the [...]

  • Maurice Blanchot – The Book to Come
    Maurice Blanchot – The Book to Come
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    During the last half of the twentieth century in France, Maurice Blanchot was a key figure in exploring the relation between literature and philosophy. He developed early on a distinctive, […]

  • Sex and Rockets: The Occult World of Jack Parsons
    Sex and Rockets: The Occult World of Jack Parsons
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    In his short 37 years, John Whiteside “Jack” Parsons embodied at least several different roles in one tormented but glorious life. By day, Parsons’ unorthodox genius created a [...]

  • Maria Negroni – Elegy for Joseph Cornell
    Maria Negroni – Elegy for Joseph Cornell
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    Elegy for Joseph Cornell is at once a monologue; a collection of metafictional microfictions; a series of prose poems; an artist’s quest; the hero’s journey; a filmography, biography, [...]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • James Fella & Gabriella Isaac – Performances LP
    James Fella & Gabriella Isaac – Performances LP
    $19.00 | , Add to cart

    Ships in 1-2 weeks! A follow-up to the duo’s LP, CCTK Music (2021, Gilgongo Records), Performances features three sets from Fella and Isaac, from Gilgongo Records’ 15th Year [...]

  • Kyle Bates and Lula Asplund – A Matinee LP (Pre-Order)
    Kyle Bates and Lula Asplund – A Matinee LP (Pre-Order)
    $22.00 | , Add to cart

    Please Note: This item is a Pre-Order! Expected to ship the week of May 12th, 2023 A Matinee is the first collaborative full-length from Kyle Bates and Lula Asplund. All […]

  • Komet – Rausch LP
    Komet – Rausch LP
    $32.00 | , Add to cart

      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 […]

  • 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 [...]

  • Afraid of Modern Living: World Imitation & Monitor, 1977-1982
    Afraid of Modern Living: World Imitation & Monitor, 1977-1982
    $18.00 | , Add to cart

    Available now is the authorized history of the obscure and influential Los Angeles art and music collective World Imitation Productions (WImP). Emerging as creators of collaged and photocopied [...]

  • The Hard Facts of the Grimms’ Fairy Tales: Expanded Edition
    The Hard Facts of the Grimms’ Fairy Tales: Expanded Edition
    $23.00 | , Add to cart

    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 [...]

  • The Zen Teaching of Huang-Po: On the Transmission of Mind
    The Zen Teaching of Huang-Po: On the Transmission of Mind
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    This complete translation of the original collection of sermons, dialogues, and anecdotes of Huang Po, the illustrious Chinese master of the Tang Dynasty, allows the Western reader to gain an [...]

  • 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 […]

  • Tony Conrad: Writings
    Tony Conrad: Writings
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    Essential writings from the downtown New York legend and polymath, pioneer of both structural film and drone music Tony Conrad (1940-2016) was a legendary multidisciplinary artist known for his [...]

  • 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 […]

  • Ibn Khaldûn – The Muqaddimah: An Introduction to History
    Ibn Khaldûn – The Muqaddimah: An Introduction to History
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    The Muqaddimah, often translated as “Introduction” or “Prolegomenon,” is the most important Islamic history of the premodern world. Written by the great fourteenth-century [...]

  • Moondog: The Viking of 6th Avenue: The Authorized Biography
    Moondog: The Viking of 6th Avenue: The Authorized Biography
    $23.00 | , Add to cart

    Moondog is one of America’s great originals.–Alan Rich, New York Magazine Here is a revised edition of a book that celebrates one of the most improbable lives of the twentieth […]

  • Love Sex Fear Death: The Inside Story of the Process Church of the Final Judgment — Expanded Edition
    Love Sex Fear Death: The Inside Story of the Process Church of the Final Judgment — Expanded Edition
    $30.00 | , Add to cart

    The Process Church of the Final Judgment was the apocalyptic shadow side of the flower-powered ’60s and perhaps the most notorious cult of modern times.   Love, Sex, Fear, Death […]

  • Victor Segalen – Journey to the Land of the Real: A Translation of Equipée
    Victor Segalen – Journey to the Land of the Real: A Translation of Equipée
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    A masterpiece that effortlessly takes its place among the classics of travel writing Victor Segalen (1878-1919) was a French doctor, archaeologist, explorer and author who traveled extensively in [...]

  • Joseph Cornell – Dreams
    Joseph Cornell – Dreams
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    A selection of dream epiphanies and reveries from Joseph Cornell’s voluminous diaries Joseph Cornell is well known for the oneiric quality of his art and films. Many have tried, often […]

  • Dating Ai, a Guide to Falling in Love with Artificial Intelligence
    Dating Ai, a Guide to Falling in Love with Artificial Intelligence
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    Dating AI is “a meditation on how to prepare for the unknown,” a thought experiment designed to stimulate new ideas about issues that are important now as well as in […]

  • Black Opium: Ecstasy of the Forbidden
    Black Opium: Ecstasy of the Forbidden
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    Interest in heroin is surging back after years of dormancy. Why? Supply and demand! Drug cartels have increased the supply of heroin, so that it is cheaper and purer than […]

  • John Fahey – Vampire Vultures
    John Fahey – Vampire Vultures
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    A wide range of memoir-like pieces, including interviews, letters, and verse, makes this collection a fitting companion to Fahey’s How Bluegrass Music Destroyed My Life. Published [...]

  • DJ Screw: A Life in Slow Revolution
    DJ Screw: A Life in Slow Revolution
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    DJ Screw, a.k.a. Robert Earl Davis Jr., changed rap and hip-hop forever. In the 1990s, in a spare room of his Houston home, he developed a revolutionary mixing technique known […]

  • Jason Doell –  Becoming In The Shadows ~ Of Being Touched CD
    Jason Doell – Becoming In The Shadows ~ Of Being Touched CD
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    It’s hard to parse exactly what you’re listening to when you immerse yourself in Jason Doell’s new recording, Becoming In Shadows ~ Of Being Touched. The old adage about never [...]

  • Jason Doell –  Becoming In The Shadows ~ Of Being Touched LP
    Jason Doell – Becoming In The Shadows ~ Of Being Touched LP
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    It’s hard to parse exactly what you’re listening to when you immerse yourself in Jason Doell’s new recording, Becoming In Shadows ~ Of Being Touched. The old adage about never [...]

  • glas – Two
    glas – Two
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    What our staff has to say: “Heavy zoned out synths that feel like you’re cascading down a pit. Listened to this while eating potato skins the other night and it […]

  • 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 [...]

  • Drew Daniel & John Wiese – Through Mazes Running LP (Black Vinyl)
    Drew Daniel & John Wiese – Through Mazes Running LP (Black Vinyl)
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    The second collaborative album by Drew Daniel (Matmos, The Soft Pink Truth) and John Wiese (Sissy Spacek), “Through Mazes Running” builds turbulent complexity from a real time cage [...]

  • Drew Daniel & John Wiese – Through Mazes Running LP (Clear Vinyl)
    Drew Daniel & John Wiese – Through Mazes Running LP (Clear Vinyl)
    $22.00 | Add to cart

    The second collaborative album by Drew Daniel (Matmos, The Soft Pink Truth) and John Wiese (Sissy Spacek), “Through Mazes Running” builds turbulent complexity from a real time cage [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Tetsuya Nakayama – Vestige
    Tetsuya Nakayama – Vestige
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    enmossed is pleased to present 𝑬𝑵𝑴𝑺, a new cassette series curated by artist and perfumer Daisy Paradise, Florian T M Zeisig, and Glyn Maier. Releases consist of pairing an artist’s […]

  • 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 […]

  • Tony Rolando – Absent From The Void LP
    Tony Rolando – Absent From The Void LP
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    The third release from Ceremony of Seasons. The music accompaniment to VISUALS Wine’s Ritual of Senses Wine Club package – released to the world on the Spring Equinox of 2023. […]

  • Brett Naucke – Cast A Double Shadow LP
    Brett Naucke – Cast A Double Shadow LP
    $28.00 | , Add to cart

    Please Note: This item is a Pre-Order! Titles expected to ship the last week of February or earlier! The second ever Ceremony of Seasons release! The music accompaniment to VISUALS […]

  • 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 […]

  • Xiu Xiu – Extinction Meditation CS
    Xiu Xiu – Extinction Meditation CS
    $16.00 | Add to cart

    Label Description: Extinction Meditation is 4 movement percussion piece describing the impending environmental apocalypse. Each movement represents a year 2050, 2071, 2092 and 2113. They explore [...]

  • Los Mundos – En Sistema Modular LP
    Los Mundos – En Sistema Modular LP
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    Label Description: “En Sistema Modular” is a conceptual album by psych/doom band Los Mundos (Monterrey, Mexico) of switched-on versions from the band’s 10 year career. Taking [...]

  • Mabe Fratti – Pies Sobre La Tierra LP (Second Pressing) (Colored Vinyl) (Pre-Order)
    Mabe Fratti – Pies Sobre La Tierra LP (Second Pressing) (Colored Vinyl) (Pre-Order)
    $38.00 | , Add to cart

    Please Note: This item is a Pre-Order! Expected to ship within 2-3 weeks (Mid June 2023) Label Description: Mabe Fratti is an experimental cello player from Guatemala, currently based in […]

  • Various Artists – Cruel Vanities – Chicago Electronic Underground 2CS
    Various Artists – Cruel Vanities – Chicago Electronic Underground 2CS
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    V/A Cruel Vanities 2xC70 Chicago Electronic Underground compilation featuring exclusive tracks from Alex Barnett, Rosario, E.F., Necrotized, Spasm of Agony, Murderopera, Desperate Nights, FUJ, [...]