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Staff Picks – February 2021

February 2021’s archived staff picks.


Alex’s Picks

  • Various ‎– Sound Proof No 0 (Amsterdam 1978) LP
    $32.00 | Read more

    Published and sold on an audiocassette by Ulises Carrìon (recently rediscovered thanks to an important Alga Marghen retrospective LP) , who in 1975 “created” the legendary Amsterdam [...]

  • Dave Phillips – Disappear LP
    $21.00 | Read more

    Label Description: Disappear was born of something that ceased to be, suddenly, unexpectedly, painfully. like two mirrors that reflected too strongly and burst. the shards that were left tell a [...]

  • Heron ‎– S/T
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    Trading Places present a reissue of Heron‘s self-titled album, originally released in 1970. Short-lived British folk-rock band Heron was formed in the suburban town of Maidenhead, [...]

  • Sun Ra ‎– The Heliocentric Worlds Of Sun Ra, Volume 2
    $24.00 | , Read more

    2019 repress. 180-gram black vinyl. Volume two of Sun Ra‘s classic Heliocentric recordings from the 1960s. The astonishing sessions that went light years beyond “free jazz” [...]

  • Apaixonar – Bravelove CS
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    ‘Modular synthesis from Brandon Hill (Starved Relations, Cloud Rat, Plagues etc.) exploring themes of a Black / Portuguese heritage, adoption, and the sonic and emotional unknown. Debut [...]

Brandon’s Picks

  • Atrax Morgue – Necro Box 3LP [2021 Black Box]
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    Necro Box is a tribute to the degenerate art of Marco Corbelli, aka Atrax Morgue, one of the greatest exponents of the industrial/power electronics in Italy. First LP in box is Necro Sintesi, [...]

  • Ping and Pong – Ping and Pong Vol. 4 CS
    $12.50 | Read more

    Seoul based DJ Duo Ping and Pong (Dydsu + DJ yesyes), started annual B2B recording from 2016. always very tripping experience through the all the music around the world (from noise to asian [...]

  • Eric Random – A Boy Alone
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    ‘A Boy Alone’, a double LP set from Manchester electronic music pioneer Eric Random. Best known for his early recordings for New Hormones and Les Disques du Crépuscule and collaborations [...]

Cleo’s Picks

  • Ahlzagailzehguh – Enemy Of The Future
    $13.00 | Read more

    Over two hours of blistering decay and disruptive shatter compiling an array of sought-after cassette rarities and compilation tracks from the years 2004 – 2015. Featuring material selected [...]

  • Severed Heads – Petrol
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    Dark Entries digs deeper in to the archives of Severed Heads, one of the longest surviving bands to emerge from the Australian post-punk independent music scene. They began in Sydney in 1979, [...]

  • Cromagnon – Cave Rock
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    2013 reissue; originally released in 1969. Also known as Orgasm, this 1969 album has long been hailed as an underground classic. Included in Spin’s 2013 list “The Top 100 Alternative [...]

  • Crash – Blu-Ray
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    For this icily erotic fusion of flesh and machine, David Cronenberg adapted J. G. Ballard’s future-shock novel of the 1970s into one of the most singular and provocative films of the 1990s. A [...]

Dan’s Picks

  • Sexual Harrassment – I Need A Freak
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    Dark Entries is pleased to announce a deluxe reissue of Sexual Harrassment’s 1983 opus I Need A Freak. Lynn Tolliver, DJ/Program Director at Cleveland’s WZAK, adopted the pseudonym David Payton [...]

  • Spacemen 3 – For All The Fucked-Up Children Of This World We Give You Spacemen 3 (First Ever Recording Session, 1984)
    $25.00 | , Add to cart

    “In 1984, Spacemen 3 made their first-ever recording session and sold a few cassettes at now-legendary, incendiary gigs. Growing out of the dual guitar attack of Jason Pierce and Pete [...]

  • David Axelrod – Seriously Deep
    $24.00 | , Read more

    2021 repress. “The rediscovery of the music of David Axelrod in the 1990s was a revelation to the scores of hip-hop and breakbeat DJs that sampled him, but his composition genius was on [...]

  • Roky Erickson-Clear Night For Love
    $22.00 | Read more

    2020 repress. Alternative Fox present a reissue of Roky Erickson‘s Clear Night For Love, originally released in 1985. Dallas-born Roger Kynard Erickson, better known as Roky Erickson, is a [...]

Hannah’s Picks

  • Laurie Spiegel – Unseen Worlds
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    Laurie Spiegel’s second full-length album, Unseen Worlds, arrived just over ten years after her debut album. Having realized the pieces found on The Expanding Universe (1980) on an instrument no [...]

  • Delta 5 – Singles & Sessions
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    The original members of Delta 5, Julz Sale (vocals/guitar), Ros Allen (bass) and Bethan Peters (bass), formed the band “on a lark”, but soon became a part of the thriving Leeds [...]

  • Boards Of Canada – Music Has The Right To Children
    $26.00 | , Read more

    Music Has The Right To Children is the debut studio album by Scottish electronic duo Boards Of Canada, originally released in April 1988 via Warp and Skam Records. Boards Of Canada are a Scottish [...]

  • Manisdron – s/t 12″ [Wild JP beats]
    $12.00 | Read more

    Manisdron, side project of GOAT (JP) drummer, Takafumi Okada debuts on L.I.E.S. with a four track ep of frenzied live electrified drum/blast synth rip not techno beat experiments. A powerful [...]

Jon’s Picks

  • Terry Riley – Live At La Salle Wagram, Paris November 19th, 1975
    $22.00 | , Read more

    Terry Riley‘s Descending Moonshine Dervishes is a long-form piece from a concert in Paris (on November 19) 10 days later the legendary performance held at the Metamusik Festival in Berlin. [...]

  • Tom Ellard – 80s Cheesecake
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    Tom Ellard is the creative force behind Australian post-punk band Severed Heads. In 1982 he self-released two cassettes of solo material, “80s Cheesecake” and “Snappy Carrion”. These cassettes [...]

  • The Haters – Future Cheers
    $9.00 | Read more

    Essential reissue! “I enjoy destroying everything because I enjoy leaving nothing un-destroyed.” Originally released as a cassette on the Sound of Pig label in 1986, Future Cheers is a crucial [...]

  • Phil Niblock – Nothing To Look At Just A Record
    $25.00 | Read more

    2018 repress, originally released in 2013. “Phill Niblock has pushed the boundaries of sound and visual art for over 40 years. While dutifully producing experimental films and producing [...]

Justin’s Picks

  • Don’t Panic – Blu-Ray
    $26.00 | Add to cart

    It’s Michael’s seventeenth birthday and his friends have decided to surprise him with the ultimate birthday bash: breaking into his house and playing with a Ouija board. But what they [...]

  • Rituals – Blu-Ray
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    Adventure-seeker Mitzi (Lawrence Dane, Scanners, Happy Birthday to Me) invites fellow doctor (Award winning Hal Holbrook, Into the Wild, Capricorn One, The Fog) and three other physician friends [...]

  • Rolling Thunder – Blu-Ray
    $18.00 | Read more

    When Major Charles Rane (William Devane, Marathon Man, The Dark Knight Rises) returns home to San Antonio, Texas, he is given a hero’s welcome. He and his friend John Vohden (Tommy Lee Jones, The [...]

  • American Rickshaw – Blu-Ray
    $28.00 | Read more

    After a stripper tricks him into filming a sex tape, Scott Edwards (Olympic Gold Medalist Mitch Gaylord), a Miami rickshaw runner, becomes embroiled in the murder of an evangelist’s son [...]


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