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  • Fred Neil – Everybody’s Talkin’ (Theme From Midnight Cowboy)
    Fred Neil – Everybody’s Talkin’ (Theme From Midnight Cowboy)
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    Label:Capitol Records – ST 294 Format: Vinyl, LP, Reissue Country: US Released: 1969 VG+/VG, with faint wear on record. Light shelf wear on jacket.

  • Cowboy Junkies – The Trinity Session
    Cowboy Junkies – The Trinity Session
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    Label: RCA – 8568-1-R Format: Vinyl, LP Country: US Released: 1988 VG+/VG with light wear on jacket.

  • Shirley Collins – A Favourite Garland (Test Pressing!)
    Shirley Collins – A Favourite Garland (Test Pressing!)
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    Label: Import Records – IMP 1017 Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Test Pressing Country: US Released: 1978 VG+/VG, with light shelf wear.  

  • Richard Thompson – (Guitar, Vocal) A Collection Of Unreleased And Rare Material 1967-1976
    Richard Thompson – (Guitar, Vocal) A Collection Of Unreleased And Rare Material 1967-1976
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    Label: Carthage Records – CGLP 2-4413 Format: 2xVinyl LP, Compilation Country: US Released: 1984 VG+/VG+  

  • John Fahey – Requia
    John Fahey – Requia
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    Label: Vanguard – VSD-79259 Format: Vinyl, LP, Alb Country: Released:  

  • Roy Harper – Stormcock
    Roy Harper – Stormcock
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    Label:Chrysalis – CHR 1161 Format: Vinyl, LP, Reissue Country: US Released: 1978 VG+/VG+, with clipped corner  

  • Michael Hurley ‎– Have Moicy! (’76 Pressing)
    Michael Hurley ‎– Have Moicy! (’76 Pressing)
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    Label: Rounder Records – 3010 Format: Vinyl Country: US Released: 1976 VG+/VG+, with some light foxing/discoloration to sleeve

  • Einstuzende Neubauten – Fuenf Auf Der Nach Oben Offenen Richterskala
    Einstuzende Neubauten – Fuenf Auf Der Nach Oben Offenen Richterskala
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    Label: What’s So Funny About – SF50 Format: Vinyl Country: Germany Released: 1987 VG+/VG, with some sleeve discoloration & wear

  • Legendary Pink Dots – The Crushed Velvet Apocalypse
    Legendary Pink Dots – The Crushed Velvet Apocalypse
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    Label: Play It Again Sam Records – BIUS 1039 Format: Vinyl Country: US Released: 1990 VG+/VG+

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Bill MacKay And Nathan Bowles – Keys
    Bill MacKay And Nathan Bowles – Keys
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    Bill MacKay and Nathan Bowles’ debut is well titled: keys are what they play and keys unlock things too. Their trad bonafides are balanced with inquisitive playing that adds surprise […]

  • Eli Winter – S/T
    Eli Winter – S/T
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    Chicago-based guitarist / composer Eli Winter’s new self-titled album finds him building on the promise of his recent records—like 2020’s Unbecoming and his 2021 collaboration with Cameron [...]

  • Ananya Ganesh – Precis​-​Loving
    Ananya Ganesh – Precis​-​Loving
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    Ananya Ganesh (b. 1997) is an improviser from Madras based in North America. Their idiosyncratically simultaneous improvisation of the voice and piano lies between the unrealizable and what could [...]

  • Small Sur – Attic Room
    Small Sur – Attic Room
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    Attic Room is Bob Keal’s fifth full-length album as Small Sur and first since his daughter’s birth in 2014. In this collection of songs, Keal meditates on the rhythms of […]

  • Ralph E. White – Something About Dreaming
    Ralph E. White – Something About Dreaming
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    Recorded in Austin, Texas in March of 2020, just days before the city and the rest of the world shut down, Ralph White spent two days with producer, Jerry David […]

  • Michael O’Shea – S/T
    Michael O’Shea – S/T
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    Having sold his instruments to fund a nomadic 1970s lifestyle, eccentric Irish experimentalist Michael O’Shea was forced to create his own handmade answer to the sitars and zelochords he’d become [...]

  • Cosmic Scholar: The Life and Times of Harry Smith
    Cosmic Scholar: The Life and Times of Harry Smith
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    What our staff has to say: “The Harry Smith resurgence is upon us.” – Jack He was an anthropologist, filmmaker, painter, folklorist, mystic, and walking encyclopedia. He taught [...]

  • 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 […]

  • Smog ‎– Wild Love
    Smog ‎– Wild Love
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    What you remember: the upside-down crosses on your girlfriend’s jean jacket. Always drawn with magic marker. Always smeared in the wash.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • JJ Band – Live I Kungsten
    JJ Band – Live I Kungsten
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    While working on his solo albums, JJulius put together a live band consisting of Clara Flygare (Standard) on drums and vocals, Gustav Danielsbacka (Incipientium) on guitar and Mattias Rörström [...]

  • 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 […]

  • Phil Ochs – Best Of The Rest: Rare And Unreleased Recordings (RSD)
    Phil Ochs – Best Of The Rest: Rare And Unreleased Recordings (RSD)
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    Phil Ochs is known primarily as a songwriter, but his talents extend far beyond that to short stories, poetry and satire. More than a torrent, less than a flood, the […]

  • 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 [...]

  • Tim Buckley – The Dream Belongs to Me (Gold Vinyl)
    Tim Buckley – The Dream Belongs to Me (Gold Vinyl)
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    Of all the singer-songwriters to emerge from the ‘60s, Tim Buckley was the most difficult to pigeonhole. Was his music folk? Rock? Jazz? Even R&B? The answer was, of course, […]

  • Matthew J Rolin – Passing
    Matthew J Rolin – Passing
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    What our staff has to say: “I’m a big fan of Matthew Rolin’s guitar style, and this recent record is stunning. Each track is a dense, glimmering passage of fingerstyle […]

  • 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 [...]

  • Flanger Magazine
    Flanger Magazine
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    “A set of spry, pastoral Aecoustic Guitar and errant Electronic pieces that harken back to libraries by Teisco, Vittorio Marino, and the like, yet mapped in an alien manner unlike […]

  • Joan Shelley – The Spur
    Joan Shelley – The Spur
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    I want to explain these songs / I want to leave them unexplained. We’ve all been working with a lot of silence. I was tired from touring, remembering the long […]

  • Courtney Marie Andrews – May Your Kindness Remain
    Courtney Marie Andrews – May Your Kindness Remain
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    After breaking through with a batch of restless, itinerant songs on Honest Life in 2016, Courtney Marie Andrews longs for something more permanent on the follow-up. The Seattle singer spends […]

  • 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 […]

  • Terry Allen & The Panhandle Mystery Band ‎– Smokin’ The Dummy
    Terry Allen & The Panhandle Mystery Band ‎– Smokin’ The Dummy
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    Fate Records – 38121 Media Condition – VG, has some scratches/marks Sleeve Condition – G, sharpie marks on sleeve as photographed, ring wear, sleeve is also splitting in some spots.

  • Norma Tanega – I’m the Sky: Studio and Demo Recordings, 1964–1971
    Norma Tanega – I’m the Sky: Studio and Demo Recordings, 1964–1971
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    I’m the Sky: Studio and Demo Recordings, 1964-1971 compiles the enduring and unheard work of Norma Tanega, the musician, painter, activist, teacher, and dreamer. Tanega’s lifelong pursuit of art [...]

  • Loren Connors – 9th Avenue
    Loren Connors – 9th Avenue
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    What our staff has to say: “Room next door practice amp blues. Total control and fearlessly personal riffing – TRUE BLUES.” – Alex For me, this is the blues. Utterly […]

  • Richard Thompson – Music From Grizzly Man
    Richard Thompson – Music From Grizzly Man
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    Richard Thompson’s score for Grizzly Man – Werner Herzog’s 2005 documentary film of real life and death in the Alaskan wilderness – is one of the best-kept secrets in the […]

  • Bill Fay – Still Some Light: Part 2
    Bill Fay – Still Some Light: Part 2
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    Bill Fay has always sung about attempting to understand the most universal questions: those of nature, spirituality, humanity. His songs are “calming hymns for another chaotic time”, he says. His [...]

  • Ian A. Anderson – Royal York Crescent (RSD Italy)
    Ian A. Anderson – Royal York Crescent (RSD Italy)
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    INDIE EXCLUSIVE, RSD ITALY APRIL RELEASE. When we talk about British folk revival, we should not forget a key figure as Ian A. Anderson, a songwriter on its own and […]

  • 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 […]

  • Wanda Jackson – There’s A Party Goin’ On
    Wanda Jackson – There’s A Party Goin’ On
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    What our staff has to say: “When it comes to people who I think have some of the most interesting voices in rock, Wanda Jackson is on that list. The […]