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  • 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 […]

  • 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
    $22.00 | , Add to cart

    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, [...]

  • Lowfish – Grey With Beaks LP
    Lowfish – Grey With Beaks LP
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    After a recent, acclaimed EP on Madrid’s Analogical Force label, Suction Records is thrilled to announce “Grey With Breaks,” the 8th full-length album by Lowfish. The electro veteran, who’s been [...]

  • Lowfish – Grey With Breaks CD
    Lowfish – Grey With Breaks CD
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    fter a recent, acclaimed EP on Madrid’s Analogical Force label, Suction Records is thrilled to announce “Grey With Breaks,” the 8th full-length album by Lowfish. The electro veteran, who’s been [...]

  • Peace Regime – Spell Bloody LP
    Peace Regime – Spell Bloody LP
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    Ghastly Chicago minimal electronics, post-punk overtones, dark room techno, and industrial noise washes dwelling in a black hole. GREAT MIDWEST SOUNDS! -BH

  • Afraid of Modern Living: World Imitation & Monitor, 1977-1982
    Afraid of Modern Living: World Imitation & Monitor, 1977-1982
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    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
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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 [...]

  • 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
    $25.00 | , Add to cart

    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
    $20.00 | , Add to cart

    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
    $21.00 | , Add to cart

    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
    $29.00 | , Add to cart

    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 […]

  • ARIISK – Man Plus 7″
    ARIISK – Man Plus 7″
    $6.00 | Add to cart

    Hot on the heels of stunning EPs on Nostilevo and Scrapes and an appearance on DKA’s Strategies Against The Body Vol. 2 comp, ARIISK returns for two final journeys into […]

  • Pod Blotz – Light Mass Body LP
    Pod Blotz – Light Mass Body LP
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    Confidently realized and sonically arresting, Light Mass Body perfectly encapsulates Pod Blotz’s unique fusion of pulsating synths, throbbing rhythms, blasts of metallic percussion and [...]

  • Cosmic Econo – S/T LP
    Cosmic Econo – S/T LP
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    First LP release from North Carolina based collaborative trio COSMIC ECONO. Further explorations on an open collaborative format. Provincial electro, vernacular kosmiche, economy of small scale. [...]

  • David James Drume – S/T EP
    David James Drume – S/T EP
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    We are proud to present this 5 track debut EP from artist David James Drume. Hailing from Chicago this young musician has expertly tailored a sound of techno that is […]

  • Dalibor Cruz – Elude Jaundiced Eyes
    Dalibor Cruz – Elude Jaundiced Eyes
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    What our staff has to say: “Beautiful and strange electronics from Dalibor Cruz. Feels like Jorge Reyes scoring a late 90s PC game – very haunting and grungy in the […]

  • Flying Lotus – Los Angeles
    Flying Lotus – Los Angeles
    $30.00 | , Add to cart

    With the recent Reset EP and his bootleg mixes of everyone from KELIS to MR. OIZO and MADVILLAIN circulating amongst the heads, FLYING LOTUS’ name is on the lips of […]

  • Conrad Pack – Receptor EP
    Conrad Pack – Receptor EP
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    ‘Crucial underground electronics from the depths of the new London / U.K. dance scene.’ -BH

  • The Outsert – INOUT003 12″
    The Outsert – INOUT003 12″
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    ‘Breaks laden dark and moody grooves harvested from the depths of the London dance underground.’ -BH

  • A Something Else Reader
    A Something Else Reader
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    A previously unpublished anthology of classic texts from Something Else Press, assembled in the 1970s by Dick Higgins, with works by John Cage, Al Hansen, Claes Oldenburg and many more […]

  • 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 […]

  • You’re with Stupid: Kranky, Chicago, and the Reinvention of Indie Music
    You’re with Stupid: Kranky, Chicago, and the Reinvention of Indie Music
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    In the 1990s, Chicago was at the center of indie rock, propelling bands like the Smashing Pumpkins and Liz Phair to the national stage. The musical ecosystem from which these […]

  • Clarice Lispector – Too Much of Life: The Complete Crônicas
    Clarice Lispector – Too Much of Life: The Complete Crônicas
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    The things I’ve learned from taxi drivers would be enough to fill a book. They know a lot: they really do get around. I may know a lot about Antonioni […]

  • Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh – Omnicide
    Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh – Omnicide
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    A fragmentary catalogue of poetic derangements that reveals the ways in which mania communicates with an extreme will to annihilation What kind of circumstances provoke an obsessive focus on the [...]

  • 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, [...]

  • Dalibor Cruz – Deviance 12″ EP
    Dalibor Cruz – Deviance 12″ EP
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    What our staff has to say: “Super tight, unrelenting techno with ragged edges. No spot to breathe, no spot to hit pause.” – Hannah Dalibor Cruz’s sophomore release for CR. […]

  • Obe – ST 12″ EP
    Obe – ST 12″ EP
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    What our staff has to say: “The first day I got this I jammed it 5 times straight, if that tells you anything at all.” – Kobe Obe’s follow up […]

  • Solvent – New Ways – Music From The Documentary “I Dream Of Wires” 2xLP + 7″
    Solvent – New Ways – Music From The Documentary “I Dream Of Wires” 2xLP + 7″
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    Suction Records is pleased to present Solvent‘s sixth full-length LP, “New Ways: Music From the Documentary I Dream of Wires”.  Solvent is the venerable recording alias of [...]

  • D’Arcangelo  – Somewhere In Time CD
    D’Arcangelo – Somewhere In Time CD
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    Full-length CD compiling D’Arcangelo’s 1996 Rephlex debut EP, together with unreleased archival ’90s tracks. An even division of harsh, industrial electronix tracks, and warm, [...]

  • D’Arcangelo – D’Arcangelo EP 12″ (2017 Repress)
    D’Arcangelo – D’Arcangelo EP 12″ (2017 Repress)
    $14.00 | , Add to cart

    Suction Records is thrilled and honoured to announce the reissue of D’Arcangelo’s self-titled debut EP for Rephlex, the legendary UK label run by Aphex Twin and Grant Wilson-Claridge from [...]

  • Locust – The Plaintive LP
    Locust – The Plaintive LP
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    What our staff has to say: “I really like checking out what we get in from Suction, a must label for fans of its contemporaries like Warp and Skam,  and […]

  • Holy Ghost: The Life and Death of Free Jazz Pioneer Albert Ayler
    Holy Ghost: The Life and Death of Free Jazz Pioneer Albert Ayler
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    Holy Ghost is the first extended study of free jazz saxophonist Albert Ayler, who is seen today as one of the most important innovators in the history of jazz. Ayler […]

  • Useless Idea – Glitch in the Colors 2×12″
    Useless Idea – Glitch in the Colors 2×12″
    $24.00 | , Add to cart

    —> “Glitch in the Colors” is the debut full-length vinyl release by Useless Idea, aka Italian artist and producer, Cesare Bignotti. Useless Idea debuted on Suction Records in 2021, [...]

  • Lowfish / Solvent – Suction001 12″
    Lowfish / Solvent – Suction001 12″
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    –> 2022 marks the 25th anniversary of Suction Records, the Toronto-based electro/IDM label founded in 1997 by two emerging producers, Lowfish (aka Gregory De Rocher) and Solvent (aka [...]

  • Spirinet – My Kiss CD + Poster
    Spirinet – My Kiss CD + Poster
    $12.00 | Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Like a deconstructed, even more bummed out Actress LP – Excellent electronica with a vividly unique voice and vision of rhythm, decay and otherworldly […]

  • Diamond Soul – Maya’mi
    Diamond Soul – Maya’mi
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    Maya’mi is the third release and first LP on Orange Milk from Alex Colombo’s Diamond Soul project. The album continues to experiment with hyper-abstracted electronics and collage aesthetics, [...]

  • Nick Storring – Music From Wei
    Nick Storring – Music From Wei
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    Nick Storring’s eighth album (and third release for Orange Milk Records) takes the one-person-orchestra approach for which he is acclaimed and translates it to a single instrument: the [...]

  • Co La – Sensory Dub Example
    Co La – Sensory Dub Example
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    ‘Sensory Dub Example’ is the newest Co La music since ‘No No’ in 2015, and his first long-form 20 minute piece, presented in digital formats and on a single-sided 12” […]

  • W00dy – Headhanging…
    W00dy – Headhanging…
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    Headbanging In The Club is an ode to the Pittsburgh underground electronic music community. In a small city with very few recognized club spaces, we make our own clubs in […]

  • Claire Rousay + More Eaze – Never Stop Texting Me
    Claire Rousay + More Eaze – Never Stop Texting Me
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    Never Stop Texting Me by More Eaze and Claire Rousay is a pop record. Melodies and chorus in every track about crushes, collaborating with friends, and the mundane of everyday […]