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Staff Picks – May 2021

May 2021’s archived staff picks.

Alex, Brandon, Cleo, Dan, Hannah, Jon, Kobe, & Justin’s picks for the month.


Alex’s Picks

  • Anna Hogberg Attack – Lena
    $15.00 | Add to cart

    A primal force of something… real. I have listened back and forth to the new album of Anna Högberg`s “Attack” numerous times now and it hit me like a split axe in a split second: This music [...]

  • Neutral – Gra Vag Gamlestaden
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    Neutral’s seminal album, Grå Våg Gamlestaden, is widely considered ground zero for the explosion of creativity that has transpired in the Swedish Underground ever since. It is the noisy [...]

  • Shredded Nerve – Blind World
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    More tense atmospheres, ringing loops and absolute obfuscation from the deft hands of Justin Lakes, aka Shredded Nerve. Stumbling through a broken landscape in total darkness, the clang of [...]

  • New Order ‎– Off The Wall (S.O.36 Berlin May ’81)
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    80’s Boot S.O.36 Berlin May ’81 Media Condition – VG+ Sleeve Condition – VG+

Brandon’s Picks

  • Kakerlak – Less Than Shallow
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    A cacophony of blown-out corrosion and layered underground rust blasting into the blackened void at full volume and full force. Texture, speed, and movement collide for an essential CD reissue of [...]

  • Wolf Eyes / Blank Hellscape – Winter Saturday / Concrete Walls
    $21.00 | , Add to cart

    What happens when Detroit’s WOLF EYES and Austin’s BLANK HELLSCAPE team up to provide a suitably nightmarish backdrop for USA 2020 vanquished by fear, greed, incurable disease, etc.? [...]

  • VA: Sound Storing Machines: The First 78rpm Records from Japan, 1903-1912
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    The first commercial recordings from Asia were made in Japan in 1903 by Fred Gaisberg, the legendary producer and recording engineer who traveled the world making recordings for the Gramophone [...]

  • Satoshi Ashikawa ‎– Still Way
    $26.00 | , Read more

    2021 repress; LP version. 350gsm sleeve with selected UV high gloss varnish. Liner notes by Midori Takada, Satoshi Ashikawa, and Gareth Quinn Redmond. WRWTFWW Records announce the reissue of [...]

Cleo’s Picks

  • C.C.C.C – Test Tube Fantasy Extended Edition
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    C.C.C.C. are legends of Japanese noise, and many consider their 1994 record Test Tube Fantasy to be their finest work, an unrelenting waterfall of psychedelic sound that stands as a genre [...]

  • Blod – Missvaxt
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    Blod is the solo project of Gustaf Dicksson (Enhet För Fri Musik, Oroskällan), a prolific and crucial figure in the Swedish Underground scene radiating out of Gothenburg and centered around a [...]

  • Altar Of Flies – Signaler
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    Clamor from inside the earth as it’s being excavated, punctured, deconsecrated. Sputtering and whirring of failing machinery. Menacing layers of magnetic decay, iron turned to dust through [...]

  • Claire Rousay – A Softer Focus
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    Experimental musician Claire Rousay and visual artist Dani Toral have been in each others’ orbit since young adulthood in San Antonio, but it took a decade for them to find A Softer Focus. Before [...]

Dan’s Picks

  • Spike In Vain – Disease Is Relative
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    The cover art by the band’s Chris Marec tells nearly everything one needs to know about this album: a misshapen, CHUD-like figure wanders in a graveyard bearing a cross, while a mutated fish [...]

  • Enhet For Fri Musick – Det Finns Ett Hjarta Som
    $24.00 | , Add to cart

    Enhet För Fri Musik is a free-folk and experimental music collective formed in 2015 in Gothenburg, Sweden. The band features assorted members of the current Swedish underground from bands like [...]

  • Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg ‎– Je T’aime… Moi Non Plus
    $25.00 | , Add to cart

    Without a doubt, Serge Gainsbourg is agent provacateur and Gallic soul brother #1. His sensual work is championed by all in the know and still resonates quite frankly in these sexually [...]

  • True Body – Heavenly Rhythms for the Uninitiated LP
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    We’re thrilled to announce the debut LP from Richmond’s best kept secret, True Body. 10 songs of uncompromising power and emotion, ebbing and flowing with beautiful highs & crushing lows. [...]

Hannah’s Picks

  • Rosali – No Medium
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    While the collection of songs on Philadelphia / Michigan musician Rosali’s electrifying third album, No Medium, explores the often dark territory of loss, death, sexuality, self-sabotage, and [...]

  • Betty Davis – They Say I’mDifferent
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    One can hardly imagine the genre-busting, culture-crossing musical magic of Outkast, Prince, Erykah Badu, Rick James, The Roots, or even the early Red Hot Chili Peppers without the influence of [...]

  • Emtidi ‎– Saat
    $28.00 | , Add to cart

    LP version. 180 gram vinyl, gatefold sleeve. A reissue of Emtidi‘s Saat, originally released in 1972 as the 14th release on the legendary label PILZ. Producer Dieter Dierks prescribed the [...]

  • Diamánda Gálás ‎– The Litanies Of Satan
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    1982 UK Pressing Y 18 Media Condition: VG+ Sleeve Condition: VG+ Couple light scuff marks on both sides. Mild edge wear. ******Interested In More Detailed Photos? Shoot us an Email

Jon’s Picks

  • Peter Jeffries – Last Ticket Home
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    Peter Jefferies, a living legend of New Zealand underground music, from his seminal bands Nocturnal Projections and This Kind Of Punishment, to his collaborative efforts in bands such as Plagal [...]

  • Natural Information Society With Evan Parker – Descension (Out Of Our Constrictions)
    $38.00 | , Read more

    Rich in musical associations yet utterly singular in its voice, joyous with an inner tranquility, the music of Natural Information Society is unlike any other being made today. Their sixth album [...]

  • Freedom, Rhythm & Sound: Revolutionary Jazz Cover Art 1965-1983
    $35.00 | , Read more

    Soul Jazz Records are issuing a new flexibound paperback edition of their long out of print ground-breaking deluxe art book Freedom, Rhythm and Sound Revolutionary Jazz Cover Art 1965-83. This [...]

Justin’s Picks

  • Maya Deren Collection – Blu-Ray
    $32.00 | Add to cart

    Maya Deren is one of the most important American experimental filmmakers of all time and Kino Classics and Re:Voir are proud to present new 2K restorations of her essential work. Along with being [...]

  • Switchblade Sisters – Blu-Ray
    $32.00 | Add to cart

    THE WILDEST GIRL GANG THAT EVER BLASTED THE STREETS! From Jack Hill, legendary director of Spider Baby, Coffy, Foxy Brown, and The Swinging Cheerleaders comes another iconic cult classic, [...]

  • Hitcher in the Dark – Blu-Ray
    $26.00 | Add to cart

    Young and handsome Mark Glazer roams around the southeastern United States in his decked out camper, picking up single female hitchhikers. Once he has the unsuspecting travelers trapped inside [...]

  • The Mcpherson Tape (aka U.F.O. Abduction) – Blu-Ray
    $24.00 | Add to cart

    The world’s first found footage horror movie! A decade before THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT redefined the horror landscape, there was THE MCPHERSON TAPE. On October 8th, 1983, the McPherson [...]

 


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