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Staff Picks – October 2020

October 2020’s archived staff picks.

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


Alex’s Picks

  • Pearls Before Swine – One Nation Underground
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    Another time, indeed! It’s been fifty years since Pearls Before Swine first appeared. A genteel, oft-hushed missive from a far corner of the psychedelic hive mind, One Nation Underground [...]

  • Soft Shoulder – Not The New One
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    This has barely left the turntable since our order came in from James Fella. One of the best No Wave/Post Punk records I have heard in years. Clanging guitars, free improv interludes & [...]

  • Butch Morris – Dust To Dust CS [1991, Sealed]
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    New World Records 80408-4 Cassette Edition 1991 Sealed original copy. Incredible early 90s avant orchestral jazz, nearing post rock spheres. Media Condition – NM Sleeve Condition – NM

  • David Stoughton ‎– Transformer [1968]
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    EKS-74034 Elektra 1968 Incredible 1968 Media Condition – VG+ [One long mark that does not affect play.] Sleeve Condition – VG [Lots of writing on jacket, drill hole in upper left corner.]

  • Aaron Dilloway / Robert Turman / John Wiese – Electronic Extension
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    You could refer to this as a “meeting of the minds” – and it’s also like, the hundreth good noise/experimental CD to come out this year. It’s the concrete Wiese edit [...]

Cleo’s Picks

  • Greektown Clubs
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    GREEKTOWN CLUBS provides a grimy soundscape scathing outta the dust & ash of the seediest party sector in Downtown Detroit where Gyro Meat is served like stray bullets coming out of Legends [...]

  • James Tiptree Jr – Warm Worlds & Otherwise
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    Del Rey Paperback “First collection of the enigmatic and innovative sci-fi writer, Alice B Sheldon’s stories, published under her pen name James Tiptree Jr. Predating cyberpunk and [...]

  • Eartheater – Phoenix: Flames Are Dew Upon My Skin
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    Eartheater’s voice glows brighter than ever at the center of Phoenix’s arrangements, cresting to operatic highs, settling into melancholic murmurs, or tumbling in animated cadences down the [...]

  • Croatian Amor & Varg2TM – Body of Water/Body of Carbon
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    “Two celebrated collaborative recordings by Croatian Amor and Varg2TM, available on limited vinyl for the very first time. Body of Water from 2018 was the first collaboration between [...]

  • Sebastiano Carghini – Blue CS
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    *ships on/around september 24th* “If color is one of the contents of the world,” wrote William Gass, “then nothing stands in the way of blue’s being smelled or felt, eaten as well as heard.” [...]

Dan’s Picks

  • Gag – Americas Greatest Hits
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    Destined to be the most famous of all the bands. At least in their vision of the future that is. We like them. You like them. Why not? Go big or fuck off. Trippy violence and snake charms [...]

  • Gag – Still Laughing
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    Following up 2016’s “America’s Greatest Hits”, GAG are back with 12 certified fresh bangers that will leave you breathless and sweaty. All the mid-tempo thump, crisp [...]

  • The Minneapolis Uranium Club – The Cosmo Cleaners LP
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    You’re being urgently, naughtily rushed up the tallest, steepest stairs you’ve ever climbed. Smile cautiously as the Uranium Club welcomes you into their stinky apartment. [...]

  • Terry Riley – A Rainbow In Curved Air
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    Riley is one of the granddaddies of Minimalism. His early music, In C and the two works on this disc, brought to light the musical possibilities of rapid-fire notation and shifting sonic textures [...]

  • Temple Of Angels – Cerise Dream 7″
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    “Cerise Dream / Breathless” sees the band further explore a more melodic direction with two songs perfect for the summer days. Second pressing on limited white vinyl.

Hannah’s Picks

  • Olivia Neutron John – Olivia Neutron John LP
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    Olivia Neutron-John’s self-titled debut full length OLIVIA NEUTRON-JOHN is the artist’s first recorded output since 2014’s INJURY TRAIN AND I’M NEVER GETTING OFF IT b/w VULNERABILITY. [...]

  • Death-III
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    “Archive collection from the proto-Punk band. Death III slams the door on the vault with a powerful set of songs that bring equal amounts of Rock and ethereal soul-searching, in [...]

  • Kate Bush – The Kick Inside
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    Vinyl LP pressing. Digitally remastered edition. The Kick Inside is the debut studio album by English singer-songwriter and musician Kate Bush. It was released on 17 February 1978 and contains [...]

  • Brian Eno – Ambient 4: On Land
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    180 gram Vinyl 2018 Standard Edition. On ‘Ambient 4 (On Land)’ – the final edition in Eno’s ambient series – his palate shifted from electro-mechanical and acoustic instruments towards [...]

  • Big Star – #1 Record
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    Originally released in 1972, #1 Record is the debut album from Big Star, a critically acclaimed, Memphis-based band which is often credited with creating the power pop sound. Remastered from the [...]

Jon’s Picks

  • Herman Nitsch – Akustisches Abreaktionsspie
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    Edition of 400. Reissue of Hermann Nitsch‘s very first release, originally published 48 years ago by Edition Galerie Klewan in a limited edition of 100 copies. Produced and recorded at the [...]

  • Moondog ‎– On The Streets Of New York
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    Mars Records – MREP A2 1953 (Original US Pressing) Media Condition – VG Sleeve Condition – VG

  • John Wiese – Magnetic Stencil 1
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    This is the first installment in a series of albums produced by John Wiese using an expanded ensemble of recorded sound contributions with AARON DILLOWAY JAMES FELLA HAIR STYLISTICS AARON [...]

  • Joris De Leat – Experimental & Parametric Music 1976-2017
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    Through Experimental & Parametric Music 1976-2017, more than 40 years of composer Joris De Laet‘s work is unveiled. The collection discovers for the first time the great coherence of [...]

  • VA: Darker Skratcher (LAFMS Comp)
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    LAFMS #12 US 1980 press Media condition – VG with noticeable light scratches across Sleeve Condition – VG with sleeve discoloration and start of sleeve split    

Justin’s Picks

  • Limbo – Blu-Ray
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    After starring in 100 movies over the past two decades, Tina Krause has established herself as an unstoppable warrior from the DIY fringes. LIMBO is the first — and to this day, only [...]


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