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Staff Picks – November 2020

November 2020’s archived staff picks.

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


Alex’s Picks

  • Tangerine Dream ‎– Phaedra [ W/Lbl Promo 1974 ]
    $25.00 | , , Add to cart

    Virgin – VR 13-108 Presswell Pressing. White Label Promo 1974 Media Condition – VG+ Sleeve Condition – VG (Noticeable ring wear, 1/2 ” promo saw cut and small tear on [...]

  • Lloyd Miller – At the Ends of the World LP
    $32.00 | Add to cart

    Doc Lloyd Miller returns with his signature and timeless Spiritual Jazz and World/Cultural Music trademarks, as well as inviting a few contemporary sensibilities contributed by himself and [...]

  • Lapse – Nothing Feels Right
    $7.00 | Add to cart

    Blown out and massed patterns of red-line scrape and abrasion; cyclical and blaring, a thunderstorm of gutter-nihilism emanates from the streets and sewers of NYC. 40 continuous minutes of rugged [...]

Brandon’s Picks

  • Dion Kerr Nonet – Reptile Ground CD-R
    $5.00 | Add to cart

    ‘Unbelievable modern jazz. Chock full of large and lush orchestration and instrumentation. Right in line with the spiritual jazz classics of the 60’s and 70’s, the brilliant [...]

  • Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – The Mosaic Of Transformation
    $21.00 | Add to cart

    “West coast composer, artist, and producer Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith has chartered a pioneering career with multiple critically-acclaimed albums since 2015. Following the release of The Kid in [...]

  • Internal Rot – Grieving Birth
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    Absolutely pulverizing grindcore as lethal as running a marathon in the open desert without any water. There are no tricks, no gimmicks, no pitch shift, no triggers, no psychic surgery, just [...]

Cleo’s Picks

  • Alex Cunningham & Claire Rousay – Specifically The Water CD
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    Improvisational madness from two new wave of fried minds. Alex Cunningham – Violin claire rousay – Percussion

  • Robert Turman – Chapter Eleven 4 CD boxset
    $33.00 | Add to cart

    **4xCD, over 4 hours of music. Co-Released by Hanson Records and Helicopter** Debuting in 1988 as a self-released 8xCassette boxset, Chapter Eleven collects the solo recordings (1976–1987) of [...]

  • Marie Davidson & L’Œil Nu ‎– Renegade Breakdown
    $28.00 | Add to cart

    “Marie Davidson is back with a new album, a new band, and a bold new sound. Arriving under the banner of Marie Davidson & L’Oeil nu, a trio formed of three old-time friends and [...]

  • Coil – Musick To Play In The Dark 2LP
    $30.00 | Add to cart

    Few groups in recent history forged as confounding and alchemical a body of work as Coil, the partnership of Peter ‘Sleazy’ Christopherson and John Balance. From album to album and [...]

Dan’s Picks

  • Kenji Kawai – Ghost In The Shell (Original Soundtrack)
    $24.00 | , Add to cart

    2020 repress. We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records present the first ever official vinyl pressing of the soundtrack for Mamoru Oshii‘s critically acclaimed and all around legendary [...]

  • Potpourri – Potpourri
    $7.00 | Add to cart

    Punk Band from Omaha. FFO: Iceage, Behavior, Jon Edifice, Diat. Ft. Members of BIB DEBUT SELF-TITLED CASSETTE BY POTPOURRI FROM OMAHA, NE First run limited to 100 Copies on clear cassettes [...]

  • Young Marble Giants – Colossal Youth (40th Anniversary Edition) *pre-order*
    $30.00 | , Add to cart

    Young Marble Giants one and only album Colossal Youth celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. This special edition reissue includes the titular album as well as songs from Salad Days, Is The [...]

Hannah’s Picks

  • Pylon – Gyrate
    $23.00 | , Add to cart

    “In the late 1970’s Athens, Georgia was buzzing with a raw but sophisticated music scene. Traditional southern rock had been the Georgia musical export for years before but the turn of the [...]

  • V/A – More funky sounds of Female Africa 71-81
    $18.00 | Add to cart

    “In 2018 we introduced our first Mothers’ Garden compilation on International Womens’ Day. This compilation looked to shine a light on the often under-acknowledged musical [...]

Jon’s Picks

  • Joe McPhee & Lasse Marhaug – Harmonia Macrocosmia
    $27.00 | , Add to cart

    “Joe McPhee is a legend of modern music, which from the release of the classic Nation Time album almost 50 years ago has had an incredibly diverse career that’s spanned a wide range [...]

  • Otomo Yoshihide & Chris Pitsiokos – Live in Florence CS
    $8.00 | Add to cart

    Otomo Yoshihide – guitar and turntables Chris Pitsiokos – alto saxophone and electronic

  • Nurse WIth Wound – To The Quiet Men From A Tiny Girl
    $25.00 | , Add to cart

    Long awaited vinyl reissue of Nurse With Wound‘s classic second album, To The Quiet Men From A Tiny Girl, originally released in 1980. Packaged in an outer sleeve that replicates the [...]

Justin’s Picks

  • Top of the Heap – Blu-Ray
    $24.00 | Add to cart

    George Lattimer (Christopher St. John) knows all about deadly force.  His home life is a disaster. His mistress treats him like a stranger. His superiors hate his guts. And he’s been a [...]


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