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  • Kuni Kawachi & Flower Travelling Band – Kirikyogen
    Kuni Kawachi & Flower Travelling Band – Kirikyogen
    $26.00 | , Add to cart

    Reissue, originally released in 1970. The Japanese keyboard player, vocalist, songwriter, and arranger joined forces with members of the Flower Travelling Band on this amazing release. Published [...]

  • Love, Icebox: Letters from John Cage to Merce Cunningham
    Love, Icebox: Letters from John Cage to Merce Cunningham
    $25.00 | , Add to cart

    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
    $16.00 | , Add to cart

    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
    $28.00 | , Add to cart

    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 [...]

  • West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band – Part One
    West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band – Part One
    $27.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Wonderful, baroque psych music. Weird, but with a lovely pop edge too.” – Dan Formed in Los Angeles in 1965, THE WEST COAST POP […]

  • The Wire – #463 September 2022
    The Wire – #463 September 2022
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    On the cover… Neu! + 50 Years Of Motorik A special cover feature on the motorik rock originators Neu! to mark half a century since their game-changing debut album. This […]

  • The Glitterhouse – Color Blind
    The Glitterhouse – Color Blind
    $18.00 | , Add to cart

    Dynovoice – DY 31905 Media Condition – VG+, few light marks on each side Sleeve Condition – VG, hole punch on sleeve, as well as shelf wear.

  • Greil Marcus – Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the Twentieth Century (Anniversary)
    Greil Marcus – Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the Twentieth Century (Anniversary)
    $33.00 | , Add to cart

    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
    $15.00 | , Add to cart

    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 […]

  • Maya Deren – Essential Deren: Collected Writings on Film
    Maya Deren – Essential Deren: Collected Writings on Film
    $18.00 | , Add to cart

    Until now, Maya Deren’s essays on the art and craft of filmmaking have not been available in a comprehensive volume equally handy for students, film enthusiasts, and scholars. Essential [...]

  • 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
    $19.00 | , Add to cart

    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 […]

  • Bitter Blood Street Theatre – Vol. I
    Bitter Blood Street Theatre – Vol. I
    $36.00 | , Add to cart

    Vetco Records – Vetco 701 Media Condition – VG, has some bigger marks in a few spots Sleeve Condition – VG+, very light wear – light shelf wear.

  • Bitter Blood Street Theatre – Vol. 2
    Bitter Blood Street Theatre – Vol. 2
    $27.00 | , Add to cart

    Vetco Records – Vetco 703 Media Condition – VG+, few marks on each side Sleeve Condition – VG, sleeve is great but calling VG due to some wear on the […]

  • Construction Site for Possible Worlds
    Construction Site for Possible Worlds
    $18.00 | , Add to cart

    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
    $23.00 | , Add to cart

    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
    $22.00 | , Add to cart

    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, […]

  • The Residents – Eskimo
    The Residents – Eskimo
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    Concept album by The Residents which presents songs based on a highly-fictionalized version of Inuit culture.

  • Tangerine Dream – Alpha Centauri (Clear Vinyl, Bonus 12″) (RSD)
    Tangerine Dream – Alpha Centauri (Clear Vinyl, Bonus 12″) (RSD)
    $33.00 | , Add to cart

    Limited edtion clear vinyl pressing. Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of an exclusive Record Store Day 2022 limited gatefold clear vinyl edition of Tangerine Dream’s [...]

  • Jeremiah Sand – Lift It Down (purple vinyl)
    Jeremiah Sand – Lift It Down (purple vinyl)
    $22.00 | , Add to cart

    In 1974, Jeremiah Sand and his nascent cult The Children Of The New Dawn decamp LA for the Shasta Mountain region and Redding, CA. They set up shop, begin printing […]

  • The Fugs – Tenderness Junction
    The Fugs – Tenderness Junction
    $8.00 | , Add to cart

    Reprise Records – RS 6280 Media Condition – VG, wear on both sides. Some spots and hairline scratches Sleeve Condition – VG, ring wear on both sides light shelf wear.

  • The Beat Of The Earth – The Electronic Hole
    The Beat Of The Earth – The Electronic Hole
    $26.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Like a more primitive west coast VU, featuring Phil Pearlman of Relatively Clean Rivers. Only 200 were originally pressed, many bootlegs have followed.” [...]

  • Arthur Brown’s Kingdom Come – Journey (Sealed US Pressing)
    Arthur Brown’s Kingdom Come – Journey (Sealed US Pressing)
    $28.00 | , Add to cart

    Passport Records – 9167-98003 US Pressing SEALED Media Condition – NM Sleeve Condition – VG+, has some shelf wear

  • Takeda – Psychedelic Minimalism Vol 1
    Takeda – Psychedelic Minimalism Vol 1
    $10.00 | Add to cart

    Psychedelic Minimalism Vol​.​1 is a collection of previously, and very limited, released material. These 4 long-form tracks were recorded on a Tascam 4-track from the beginning to late 2000’s. [...]

  • Joanna Russ – How To Suppress Women’s Writing
    Joanna Russ – How To Suppress Women’s Writing
    $20.00 | , Add to cart

    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
    $17.00 | , Add to cart

    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 [...]

  • Bonniwell Music Machine – S/T (Olive Green Vinyl)
    Bonniwell Music Machine – S/T (Olive Green Vinyl)
    $25.00 | , Add to cart

    The music business is replete with stories of outsized talents who, due to label mismanagement, misguided career advice, or just plain bad luck, never got their due. But the story […]

  • Reynols – Tolin Asumer
    Reynols – Tolin Asumer
    $24.00 | Add to cart

    With over 150 releases under their belt, Tolin Asumer is their first proper US release in almost 20 years. Recorded in Buenos Aires in 2018-2019, and then mixed in 2021, […]

  • Loren Connors – 9th Avenue
    Loren Connors – 9th Avenue
    $25.00 | Add to cart

    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 […]

  • The Tibetan Book Of The Dead
    The Tibetan Book Of The Dead
    $20.00 | , Add to cart

    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 [...]

  • Carol J. Clover – Men, Women & Chainsaws
    Carol J. Clover – Men, Women & Chainsaws
    $20.00 | , Add to cart

    Do the pleasures of horror movies really begin and end in sadism? So the public discussion of film assumes, and so film theory claims. Carol Clover argues, however, that these […]

  • As Serious As Your Life: Black Music & The Free Jazz Revolution 1957-1977
    As Serious As Your Life: Black Music & The Free Jazz Revolution 1957-1977
    $19.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “A very good book about the scope of free jazz. The author being a music journalist has first hand accounts of viewing and interviewing […]

  • Flower Travellin’ Band – Anywhere (Picture Disc)
    Flower Travellin’ Band – Anywhere (Picture Disc)
    $38.00 | , Add to cart

    A picture disc reissue of the first album from the legendary Japanese rockers, Flower Travellin’ Band, fronted by Yuya Uchida. Although an album consisting mainly of cover versions, [...]

  • Blues Magoos – Psychedelic Lollipop
    Blues Magoos – Psychedelic Lollipop
    $14.00 | , Add to cart

    Psychedelic Lollipop is the debut album by the American rock band the Blues Magoos, and is one of the first records to have the word “psychedelic” on the sleeve. Their […]

  • Tangerine Zoo – Outside Looking In
    Tangerine Zoo – Outside Looking In
    $14.00 | , Add to cart

    Excellent sophomore album by this fuzz drenched, organ driven psych band from Rhode Island, originally released by Mainstream Records in 1968. Both albums by Tangerine Zoo (this one and the […]

  • On Jack Smith’s Flaming Creatures: (And Other Secret-Flix of Cinemaroc)
    On Jack Smith’s Flaming Creatures: (And Other Secret-Flix of Cinemaroc)
    $20.00 | , Add to cart

    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 [...]

  • The Little Bits – Girl Give Me Love (Orange Vinyl)
    The Little Bits – Girl Give Me Love (Orange Vinyl)
    $23.00 | , Add to cart

    Wailing and thrashing around the melody like candy-fueled maniacs, The Little Bits pack a punch so savage it makes appropriately aged teen rockers hopped up on testosterone and intoxicants sound [...]

  • Edgar Froese ‎– Ypsilon In Malaysian Pale  (Japanese Pressing)
    Edgar Froese ‎– Ypsilon In Malaysian Pale (Japanese Pressing)
    $75.00 | , , Add to cart

    Brain – 22S-31, Polystar – 22S-31 1982 Japanese Pressing Media Condition – Strong VG+ with only a few stray light marks Sleeve Condition – VG+ with light shelfwear Includes OBI […]

  • RE/search: William S Burroughs, Throbbing Gristle, Brion Gysin
    RE/search: William S Burroughs, Throbbing Gristle, Brion Gysin
    $20.00 | , Add to cart

    Interviews and writings with and by W.S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin, and members of Throbbing Gristle. Heavily illustrated and with reference lists from each interviewee: book lists, audio and other [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Common Tones: Selected Interviews with Artists and Musicians 1995-2020
    Common Tones: Selected Interviews with Artists and Musicians 1995-2020
    $25.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “One of my favorite books I read last year, features an unreal interview with Milford Graves to close it out as well. Highest Rec […]

  • V/A – Brown Acid: The Eleventh Trip
    V/A – Brown Acid: The Eleventh Trip
    $21.00 | , Add to cart

    Riding Easy is now in the double digits of brilliant long-lost, rare, and unreleased hard rock, heavy psych, and proto-metal tracks from the ’60s-’70s and clearly this has become a [...]

  • Marcus O’Dair – Different Every Time
    Marcus O’Dair – Different Every Time
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    Robert Wyatt started out as the drummer and singer for Soft Machine, who shared a residency at Middle Earth with Pink Floyd and toured America with the Jimi Hendrix Experience. […]

  • Michael Yonkers – Michael Lee Yonkers
    Michael Yonkers – Michael Lee Yonkers
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    An original sealed pressing of Michael Yonkers‘s Michael Lee Yonkers from 1974. Self-recorded in 1971 and ’72, Michael Lee Yonkers has often been referred to as Michael’s [...]

  • Gary Higgins ‎– Seconds
    Gary Higgins ‎– Seconds
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    “The music business is full of funny stories — and some of them aren’t that funny at all. Take Gary Higgins. In the early 70s, he made a great record, […]

  • Father Yod And The Spirit Of ’76 ‎– Kohoutek
    Father Yod And The Spirit Of ’76 ‎– Kohoutek
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      “….the second coming of Kohoutek. This was the first spontaneous release that was made into a record, credited to Father Yod and The Spirit of ’76. It came out […]

  • Robert Wyatt – Old Rottenhat
    Robert Wyatt – Old Rottenhat
    $29.00 | , Add to cart

    Despite the desolate and somber nature of the subject matter of its songs Old Rottenhat has a steely sparkle at its heart. Played almost entirely by Wyatt himself, the record […]

  • Blues Magoos – Electric Comic Book
    Blues Magoos – Electric Comic Book
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    Garage/punk/psychedelia pioneers! The Blues Magoos launched their recording career with the LP Psychedelic Lollipop. The equally impressive Electric Comic Book refines the band’s mix of [...]

  • Mad River – S/T
    Mad River – S/T
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    By far the most ominous-sounding of the Bay Area’s 1960s psychedelic bands, the music of Berkeley’s Mad River comes across like a spiraling, acid-spiked descent into hell. With a raw, [...]

  • The Litter ‎– $100 Fine
    The Litter ‎– $100 Fine
    $23.00 | , Add to cart

    How do you top The Litter’s godlike ’67 longplayer, Distortions? Well, you don’t. But leave it to The Litter to deliver the equally essential (not to mention hopelessly rare) [...]

  • The Animated Egg – Guitar Freakout (Colored Vinyl)
    The Animated Egg – Guitar Freakout (Colored Vinyl)
    $34.00 | , Add to cart

    Limited Edition Colored Vinyl The late L.A. session guitar genius Jerry Cole has long been worshipped for his work with everyone from the Beach Boys and the Byrds to Frank […]

  • Hapshash And The Coloured Coat ‎– Featuring The Human Host And The Heavy Metal Kids
    Hapshash And The Coloured Coat ‎– Featuring The Human Host And The Heavy Metal Kids
    $23.00 | , Add to cart

    One of the most sought-after of all ’60s cult LPs, 1967’s Hapshash and the Coloured Coat Featuring the Human Host and the Heavy Metal Kids is the sort of record […]

  • The Shadows Of Knight – Back Door Men (Colored Vinyl)
    The Shadows Of Knight – Back Door Men (Colored Vinyl)
    $23.00 | , Add to cart

    1966 was a busy year for the Shadows of Knight! Hot on heels of their hit ’66 debut album and monster single “Gloria,” they released their second long player, Back […]

  • VA ‎– Deutsche Elektronische Musik (Experimental German Rock And Electronic Musik 1972-83) – Volume One Record B
    VA ‎– Deutsche Elektronische Musik (Experimental German Rock And Electronic Musik 1972-83) – Volume One Record B
    $40.00 | , Add to cart

    AVAILABLE AGAIN! Soul Jazz Records new 2018 edition of their long out of print classic first “Deutsche Elektronische Musik – Experimental German Rock and Electronic Music 1972-83” is ‘a [...]

  • VA ‎– Deutsche Elektronische Musik 4 (Experimental German Rock And Electronic Music 1971-83)
    VA ‎– Deutsche Elektronische Musik 4 (Experimental German Rock And Electronic Music 1971-83)
    $35.00 | , Add to cart

    This is the new instalment of Soul Jazz Records’ ground-breaking Deutsche Elektronische Musik series, ‘A near-definitive guide to some of the world’s most extraordinary music’ (The [...]

  • Harmonia – Musik Von Harmonia
    Harmonia – Musik Von Harmonia
    $21.00 | , Add to cart

    Few bands match the pastoral beauty and majesty of Harmonia, the short-lived German band that existed from 1973 to 1976. The krautrock supergroup, brought together Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim [...]

  • Ed Askew –  A Child In the Sun: Radio Sessions 1969-1970
    Ed Askew – A Child In the Sun: Radio Sessions 1969-1970
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    If you, the discerning record collector, has even a passing interest in the posthumously named genre “acid folk”, surely the name ED ASKEW is in your golden pantheon. Askew recorded […]

  • Beautiful Losers – Nobody Knows the Heaven
    Beautiful Losers – Nobody Knows the Heaven
    $31.00 | , Add to cart

    REISSUED ON VINYL!!! To set the scene: it’s 1974, it’s Paris, two young guys in their bed-sit (one of whom is French music maven/famous producer JAY ALANSKI) are dreaming of […]

  • V/A – Brown Acid: The Ninth Trip
    V/A – Brown Acid: The Ninth Trip
    $23.00 | , Add to cart

    “The forthcoming ninth edition of the popular compilation series featuring long-lost vintage 60s-70s proto-metal and stoner rock singles, Brown Acid – The Ninth Trip is set for [...]

  • Siren – S/T
    Siren – S/T
    $32.00 | , Add to cart

    Bonfire Records present a reissue of Siren’s self-titled album, originally released on John Peel’s Dandelion label in 1969. Siren was the debut album by Kevin Coyne with Siren, the [...]

  • Richard Pinhas – Rhizosphere
    Richard Pinhas – Rhizosphere
    $27.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “I’m a big fan of Richard Pinhas’ solo material, especially this one and ‘Chronolyse.’ A few months ago, I chose Heldon’s ‘Stand By’ as […]