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  • Auto-Mod – Ceremony (Japanese Goth Rock)
    Auto-Mod – Ceremony (Japanese Goth Rock)
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    Label: SMS SM28-5423 Format: LP Country: Japan Released: 1985  

  • Boy Harsher – Burn It Down
    Boy Harsher – Burn It Down
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    Label: Nude Club 020 Format: LP Country: USA Released: 2023 VG+/VG+ – still in the shrink w/ hype sticker.

  • Spllit – Infinite Hatch
    Spllit – Infinite Hatch
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    Cut from a magnetic, jagged edge of the Louisiana underground, Spllit open up an entirely new can of worms on ‘Infinite Hatch’. A dozen new originals, mined from the minds […]

  • Julia Kristeva – Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection
    Julia Kristeva – Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection
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    In Powers of Horror, Julia Kristeva offers an extensive and profound consideration of the nature of abjection. Drawing on Freud and Lacan, she analyzes the nature of attitudes toward repulsive [...]

  • Hermann Burger – Tractatus Logico-Suicidalis: On Killing Oneself
    Hermann Burger – Tractatus Logico-Suicidalis: On Killing Oneself
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    In the tunnel-village of Göschenen, a man named Hermann Burger has vanished without a trace from his hotel room, suspected of suicide. What is found in his room is not […]

  • Marcel Schwob – Spicilege
    Marcel Schwob – Spicilege
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    Exquisitely crafted essays on medieval criminal slang, ancient Greek prostitution, laughter, anarchy and more from the endlessly influential Marcel Schwob “All over the world,” wrote [...]

  • Surreal Spaces: The Life and Art of Leonora Carrington
    Surreal Spaces: The Life and Art of Leonora Carrington
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    An illustrated biography of the pioneering British artist and writer, tracing her life and work through the many places around the world where she lived The British-born artist and writer […]

  • Lucy Sante – Maybe the People Would Be the Times
    Lucy Sante – Maybe the People Would Be the Times
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    In her second collection (after Kill All Your Darlings, 2007), Lucy Sante pays homage to Patti Smith, Rene Ricard, and Georges Simenon; traces the history of tabloids; surveys the landscape […]

  • Remedios Varo – On Homo Rodans and Other Writings
    Remedios Varo – On Homo Rodans and Other Writings
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    With the 2018 publication of Letters, Dreams, and Other Writings, Wakefield Press introduced the writings of Surrealist painter Remedios Varo into English for the first time. These texts, never [...]

  • Propaganda and the Holy Writ of the Process Church of the Final Judgment: Process Sex Issue-Fear Issue-Death Issue
    Propaganda and the Holy Writ of the Process Church of the Final Judgment: Process Sex Issue-Fear Issue-Death Issue
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    The rare and collectible Process Church magazines are back in print. Do you dare find out who rules you? The Process Church of the Final Judgement inspired fear and devotion […]

  • Amy Sillman: Faux Pas: Selected Writings and Drawings
    Amy Sillman: Faux Pas: Selected Writings and Drawings
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    This new edition of Faux Pas, the acclaimed collection of writings by Amy Sillman, comes as an expanded edition, with the addition of new essays, including recent texts on Paul […]

  • Kate Zambreno – To Write As If Already Dead
    Kate Zambreno – To Write As If Already Dead
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    To Write As If Already Dead circles around Kate Zambreno’s failed attempts to write a study of Hervé Guibert’s To the Friend Who Did Not Save My Life. In this […]

  • Charlie Fox – This Young Monster
    Charlie Fox – This Young Monster
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    This Young Monster is a hallucinatory celebration of artists who raise hell, transform their bodies, anger their elders and show their audience dark, disturbing things. What does it mean to […]

  • Jamie Stewart – Anything That Moves
    Jamie Stewart – Anything That Moves
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    From being caught having their first orgasm by their mom’s best friend to being stalked and propositioned by a fundamentalist pastor; from soliciting spanking dates over the Internet to scoring [...]

  • Passionate Enlightenment: Women in Tantric Buddhism
    Passionate Enlightenment: Women in Tantric Buddhism
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    The now-classic exploration of the role of women and the feminine in Buddhist Tantra The crowning cultural achievement of medieval India, Tantric Buddhism is known in the West primarily for […]

  • Wojciech Tochman – Roosters Crow, Dogs Cry
    Wojciech Tochman – Roosters Crow, Dogs Cry
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    Equipped with the sensitivity known from his earlier reportages, in Roosters Crow, Dogs Whine, Wojciech Tochman addresses people with mental illnesses in Cambodia who are imprisoned in kennels, [...]

  • Expanded Cinema: Fiftieth Anniversary Edition
    Expanded Cinema: Fiftieth Anniversary Edition
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    Fiftieth anniversary reissue of the founding media studies book that helped establish media art as a cultural category. First published in 1970, Gene Youngblood’s influential Expanded Cinema was [...]

  • 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 […]

  • Erik Davis – Nomad Codes: Adventures in Modern Esoterica
    Erik Davis – Nomad Codes: Adventures in Modern Esoterica
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    In these wide-ranging essays, Erik Davis explores the codes — spiritual, cultural, and embodied — that people use to escape the limitations of their lives and enrich their experience of […]

  • Raul Ruiz – Poetics of Cinema
    Raul Ruiz – Poetics of Cinema
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    Chilean filmmaker Raoul Ruiz is the author of some 100 feature-length films, along with numerous plays and multi-media installations. In Poetics of Cinema, Ruiz takes a fresh approach to the […]

  • Jonas Mekas: Scrapbook of the Sixties: Writings 1954-2010
    Jonas Mekas: Scrapbook of the Sixties: Writings 1954-2010
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    Andy Warhol, Susan Sontag, John Lennon & Yoko Ono ― Jonas Mekas was well acquainted with a great many New York artists. Born in Lithuania, he came to Brooklyn via […]

  • Rene Daumal – Pataphysical Essays
    Rene Daumal – Pataphysical Essays
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    Essays reflecting on the science of imaginary solutions, from an influential figure in pataphysical thought Pataphysics: the science of imaginary solutions, of laws governing exceptions and of [...]

  • Stefan Aune – Indian Wars Everywhere: Colonial Violence and the Shadow Doctrines of Empire
    Stefan Aune – Indian Wars Everywhere: Colonial Violence and the Shadow Doctrines of Empire
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    References to the Indian Wars, those conflicts that accompanied US continental expansion, suffuse American military history. From Black Hawk helicopters to the exclamation “Geronimo” used by [...]

  • Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization
    Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization
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    A landmark work that demystifies the rich tradition of Indian art, Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization analyzes key motifs found in legend, myth, and folklore taken directly […]

  • Daniel Oberhaus – Extraterrestrial Languages
    Daniel Oberhaus – Extraterrestrial Languages
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    If we send a message into space, will extraterrestrial beings receive it? Will they understand? The endlessly fascinating question of whether we are alone in the universe has always been […]

  • Dance of Death: The Life of John Fahey, American Guitarist
    Dance of Death: The Life of John Fahey, American Guitarist
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    John Fahey is to the solo acoustic guitar what Jimi Hendrix was to the electric: the man whom all subsequent musicians had to listen to. Fahey made more than 40 […]

  • Fernando Pessoa – Philosophical Essays
    Fernando Pessoa – Philosophical Essays
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    Fernando Pessoa claimed to be inhabited by “thousands of philosophies,” all of which he intended to develop in his unfinished project of English-language Philosophical Essays. The resulting [...]

  • Pharmako/Gnosis, Revised and Updated: Plant Teachers and the Poison Path
    Pharmako/Gnosis, Revised and Updated: Plant Teachers and the Poison Path
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    Delving deep into the world of psychoactive plants, including ayahuasca, Pharmako/Gnosis serves as a comprehensive and standalone guide. Celebrated by readers as a modern classic, this is a [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • The Mysticism of Sound and Music: The Sufi Teaching of Hazrat Inayat Khan
    The Mysticism of Sound and Music: The Sufi Teaching of Hazrat Inayat Khan
    $28.00 | , Add to cart

    “A modern classic of Universal Sufism that explores the mystical dimensions of music-and the musical dimensions of mysticism. Music, according to Sufi teaching, is really a small expression [...]

  • Indigo Ranch – Hard Gloss
    Indigo Ranch – Hard Gloss
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    Recorded by the band in their studio in 2022, Indigo Ranch’s Hard Gloss scratches an itch for DIY sound & aesthetics. Mixed with Jeff Zeigler and mastered by Mikey Young, […]

  • Dancing Plague* – Elogium
    Dancing Plague* – Elogium
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    Portland based act Dancing Plague has been a steady presence in the dark/cold electronic music scene for quite a few years now. Since 2016 Conor Knowles’ solo project has been […]

  • Poison Point – Wandering Echoes
    Poison Point – Wandering Echoes
    $27.00 | , Add to cart

    Since a while now, the uncanniness from dreams and the unconscious amazes me. These things are quite deep rooted in my way of writing lyrics like in many previous tracks […]

  • Blind Seagull – Decade Of Effort
    Blind Seagull – Decade Of Effort
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    10 Years Anniversary compilation LP. Ten years ago, on 21 April 2014, Russian enclave of the Baltic Kaliningrad-based trio Blind Seagull started off its adventure in the soon to be […]

  • Profit Prison – Gilt
    Profit Prison – Gilt
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    Four years and one pandemic after his latest Dreams Of A Dark Building EP, the herald of dungeon synth pop is finally back from his shallow grave. Life has not […]

  • Blue Orchids – The Greatest Hit (Money Mountain)
    Blue Orchids – The Greatest Hit (Money Mountain)
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    Release date: 3/22/24.  Will ship on or around release date. The first revolutionary fracture in The Fall was the sudden departure of guitarist Martin Bramah. Commonly understood as the only […]

  • Pixies – Pixies at the BBC, 1988-91
    Pixies – Pixies at the BBC, 1988-91
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    Release date: 3/8/24.  Will ship on or around release date. Between 1988 and 1991 – during the band’s 4AD years – Pixies recorded six sessions for the BBC, five for […]

  • V/A – Postcards Vol. 1: D.I.Y and Indie Post-Punk from USA and UK 1979-1984
    V/A – Postcards Vol. 1: D.I.Y and Indie Post-Punk from USA and UK 1979-1984
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    Release date: 3/15/24.  Will ship on or around release date. Post-punk (originally called new musick) is a broad musical genre that emerged in 1977 in the wake of punk rock. […]

  • Cocteau Twins – Milk & Kisses
    Cocteau Twins – Milk & Kisses
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    Released in March 1996, Milk & Kisses is the eighth and final studio album by Cocteau Twins. And like its predecessor, 1993’s Four Calendar Café, it has never been formally […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 [...]

  • A Certain Ratio – Loco Remezclada
    A Certain Ratio – Loco Remezclada
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    This ACR release compiles remixes of tracks from the band’s highly acclaimed 2020 studio album ACR Loco. Featuring all new remixes from Lonelady, Skream, Maps, Number, Lounge Society and more. [...]

  • Girls In Synthesis – The Rest Is Distraction
    Girls In Synthesis – The Rest Is Distraction
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    Experimental post-punk outfit GIRLS IN SYNTHESIS are set to release the eagerly anticipated follow-up to 2020’s incendiary debut, ‘Now Here’s An Echo From Your Future’. Entitled ‘The Rest Is [...]

  • Holger Hiller – Ein Bundel Faulnis in der Grube
    Holger Hiller – Ein Bundel Faulnis in der Grube
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    With Ein Bündel Fäulnis in der Grube, Holger Hiller presented his solo debut having left Palais Schaumburg. Originally released in 1983 on the Düsseldorf scene label Ata Tak, an international [...]

  • V/A – Echo Neuklang (Neo-Kraut-Sounds 1981-2023)
    V/A – Echo Neuklang (Neo-Kraut-Sounds 1981-2023)
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    Double LP version. Christoph Dallach, Andreas Dorau, and Daniel Jahn present Echo Neuklang, a compilation which explores the question of how krautrock has influenced generation after generation [...]

  • John Bender – Pop Surgery
    John Bender – Pop Surgery
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    Following the release of lo-fi electronic masterpiece I Don’t Remember Now / I Don’t Want To Talk About It and his brilliant follow-up Plaster Falling, Cincinnati-based artist John Bender began [...]

  • Black Marble – Fast Idol (Golden Nugget Vinyl)
    Black Marble – Fast Idol (Golden Nugget Vinyl)
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    On Fast Idol, LA-based Black Marble reaches back through time to connect with the forgotten bedroom kids of the analogue era, the halcyon days of icy hooks and warbly synths. […]

  • The Dance – Do Dada (Orange Vinyl)
    The Dance – Do Dada (Orange Vinyl)
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    Groundbreaking Post-Punk Art-Funk! Do Dada captures The Dance surfing the emerging No Wave scene across their earliest recordings, featuring cuts from their early EPs paired with previously [...]

  • The Fall – Live At Doornroosje, Nijmegen 1999
    The Fall – Live At Doornroosje, Nijmegen 1999
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    The Fall released many recordings following their inception in 1976, often inviting use of the tag ‘prolific’. Their first release as a group was the EP Bingo-Master’s Break [...]

  • The Fall – Live 16th April 2001 – TJs Newport Wales UK
    The Fall – Live 16th April 2001 – TJs Newport Wales UK
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    When Mark E Smith died in January 2018, an era ended with him. The Fall were an English post-punk band, formed in 1976 in Prestwich, Greater Manchester. They underwent many […]

  • The Fall – Live At The Knitting Factory LA – 14th November 2001
    The Fall – Live At The Knitting Factory LA – 14th November 2001
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    Quality live set from the Fall captured at The Knitting Factory – Los Angeles – 14 November 2001.

  • The Fall – Live @ MOHO, Manchester 11th November 2009
    The Fall – Live @ MOHO, Manchester 11th November 2009
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    Audience recording (very good)of this concert.

  • Alan Vega – Invasion / Murder One (Transparent Red Vinyl)
    Alan Vega – Invasion / Murder One (Transparent Red Vinyl)
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    One of Alan Vega’s greatest talents was his ability to bring the past and the future together into a suspended place of timelessness. His groundbreaking duo Suicide was often seen […]

  • Pere Ubu – Modern Dance
    Pere Ubu – Modern Dance
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    Collecting the bracing and brilliant Pere Ubu in their earliest incarnation, with the devastating one-two knockout blow of 1978 studio bookends “The Modern Dance” and “Dub Housing”, following by [...]

  • V/A – Mehme Aslan presents Senza Decoro
    V/A – Mehme Aslan presents Senza Decoro
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    A new compilation explores the far reaches of the post-punk, experimental and electronic landscape in Switzerland on Senza Decoro: Liebe & Anarchia in Switzerland 1980-1990 curated by [...]

  • Scritti Politti – Early
    Scritti Politti – Early
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    What our staff has to say: “Been jamming a lot of the early Rough Trade singles lately, so gotta throw on these early Scritti Politti one’s included on this comp.” […]

  • Alexander Robotnick – Ce N’est Qu’un Debut
    Alexander Robotnick – Ce N’est Qu’un Debut
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    BACK IN PRINT!!! ALEXANDER ROBOTNICK (aka MAURIZIO DAMI) is an Italian electronic musician. He made his debut on the Italian music scene as the founding member of AVIDA, a dance-cabaret […]

  • The Threat – Live In Limerick (1981)
    The Threat – Live In Limerick (1981)
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    Legendary Dublin punk band formed in November 1978 by Maurice Foley (guitar/vocals), which had a number of iterations before disbanding in 1981. The Threat built up a following in Dublin […]

  • The Threat – Lullaby In C / High Cost Of Living
    The Threat – Lullaby In C / High Cost Of Living
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    Legendary Dublin punk band formed in November 1978 by Maurice Foley (guitar/vocals), which had a number of iterations before disbanding in 1981. The Threat built up a following in Dublin […]

  • Philipp Otterbach – The Dahlem Diaries
    Philipp Otterbach – The Dahlem Diaries
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    The new LP by Krefeld-born, Berlin-based artist Philipp Otterbach entitled ‘The Dahlem Diaries’. Recorded in a little-visited corner of the German capital, ‘The Dahlem [...]