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Staff Picks

 

Curious what the staff at Torn Light are listening to? Check out the titles we’ve been digging lately below.

 


  • Throbbing Gristle – United/Zyklon B Zombie
    $30.00 | , , Add to cart

    Industrial Records – IR0003 1979 UK Pressing U side Stereo/Z Side Mono, This is the second, recut release with additional messages scratched in the vinyl runout area, slightly more white [...]

  • Caetano Veloso – Transa
    $26.00 | , Add to cart

    Transa is the fourth album by Brazilian musician Caetano Veloso, released on 1972 by PolyGram. Like its predecessor, it was recorded while the artist was exiled in London, though he returned to [...]

  • Family Fodder – Savoir Faire
    $25.00 | , Add to cart

    First time on vinyl. Limited transparent pale blue vinyl. A ‘best of’ collection of their series of eccentric post-punk singles and albums between 1979 and 1982. Described as [...]

  • Controlled Death – Selected Evil And Death Works 2018-2019
    $15.00 | Read more

    Maso Yamazaki aka MASONNA, who started working in 2017 Raw Black Electronics Project. Black Death Noise and Evil Vocalization with a theme of “Death”. The sound is filled with a sense [...]

  • This Mortal Coil – Blood
    $30.00 | , Add to cart

    Landing at the start of a new decade, after much had happened in both producer Ivo Watts-Russell’s life and with his 4AD label, the final part of the This Mortal Coil trilogy, Blood (1991), felt [...]

  • Rose McDowall – Cut With The Cake Knife
    $22.00 | , Add to cart

    Cut With the Cake Knife was recorded by Rose McDowall in 1988 and 1989 following the break up of her group Strawberry Switchblade. Produced with the aid of several musicians in several studios, [...]

  • Kenny Knight – Crossroads
    $20.00 | , Read more

    The first-ever reissue of the private-press country-rock rarity by Colorado auto body painter, Marine, and garage band lifer Kenny Knight—he played in the original ’60s Black Flag—Crossroads [...]

  • Puce Mary – The Drought
    $24.00 | , Add to cart

    Building from a reputation of arresting live performances and critically acclaimed releases Puce Mary breaks new ground with The Drought, evolving from the tropes of industrial and power [...]

  • Cleaners From Venus – Extra Wages
    $21.00 | , Add to cart

    Parting is such sweet sorrow! We at Captured Tracks have been so honored to release the wildly expansive catalogue of Martin Newell and the Cleaners From Venus that we couldn’t say [...]

  • Moist 96 – S/T LP [Miami Party – Serious HEAT]
    $17.00 | Add to cart

    NYC by way of Miami, Moist 96 is a new project of Rene Nunez, mostly known through the years for his work under the name, Horoscope. Culled together from decaying tapes, bled out and dubbed one [...]

  • Nick Keeling – Queensgate CS
    $5.00 | , Add to cart

    It feels as though words like ‘fragile’, ‘musical’, and ‘contemplative’ are often not used to describe the found sounds in the realms of many recordings of experimental tape music. Yet, here we [...]

  • Chubby & The Gang – Speed Kills
    $23.00 | , Add to cart

    Speed Kills is the debut full length from London’s loudest breakout band Chubby and the Gang. Beginning as a humble pipe dream of West London electrician Charlie Manning, who spent years [...]

  • Chronophage – Th’pig’kiss’d Album
    $17.00 | , Read more

    SOLD OUT FROM THE LABEL The charming and courageous Chronophage return with their sophomore release “Th’Pig’Kiss’d Album.” From first listen you know you’ve [...]

  • Various Artists – Intimate Ghosting CS
    $10.00 | , Add to cart

    “Intimate Ghosting“, a compilation album featuring nine musicians from Japan and South Korea, is being newly introduced to the roster of the Netherlands/US-based record label Psychic [...]

  • Autechre – Sign
    $25.00 | , Add to cart

    Autechre return with their 14th studio album, SIGN. SIGN is comprised of 11 songs with a runtime of 65 minutes & 32 second

  • Climax Denial ‎– The Sorry Dream Of Being CS
    $12.00 | Read more

    ‘A visionary of underground creep-crawl industrial and power electronics. Dark, menacing, cerebral and paranoid late night stalker sounds. Countless legendary releases on labels such as [...]

  • Joe McPhee & Lasse Marhaug – Harmonia Macrocosmia
    $27.00 | , Read more

    “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 [...]

  • Sir Lord Baltimore – S/T
    $20.00 | , Add to cart

    Trading Places present a reissue of Sir Lord Baltimore‘s self-titled album, originally released in 1971. Fresh from their US tour supporting Black Sabbath, Brooklyn-based heavy metal trio [...]

  • Silver Apples – Contact
    $23.00 | , Add to cart

    2020 repress, on blue vinyl. “The 1969 follow up to Silver Apple’s debut found the duo digging into the far reaches of their songwriting psyches for a darker and more emotionally [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Allesandro Cortini – Risveglio
    $27.00 | , Add to cart

    Though known as a touring and recording musician associated with Nine Inch Nails, Alessandro Cortini has really come into his own via his Forse trilogy, and his 2014 Hospital Productions debut, [...]

  • Rachel’s – Handwriting
    $22.00 | , Read more

    When this album was initially released in 1995, it was met with some skepticism; after all, the idea of an indie rocker (Rodan’s Jason Noble) getting together with some classically trained [...]

  • Rachel’s – Music For Egon Schiele
    $22.00 | , Read more

    Originally performed as a live accompaniment for a 1995 theater-dance production about the life of painter Egon Schiele, this is the both the exception to the Rachel’s rule and their [...]

  • Lavender Country – Lavender Country
    $22.00 | , Read more

    Widely recognized as the first openly gay country music album—and cited as such even by Nashville institutions like the Country Music Hall of Fame and CMT—the landmark self-titled 1973 LP by [...]

  • Alex Cunningham & Claire Rousay – Specifically The Water CD
    $14.00 | Read more

    Improvisational madness from two new wave of fried minds. Alex Cunningham – Violin claire rousay – Percussion

  • Otomo Yoshihide & Chris Pitsiokos – Live in Florence CS
    $8.00 | , Read more

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

  • Doug & Jean Carn – Spirit Of The New Land
    $25.00 | , Add to cart

    Of all the artists who recorded for the Black Jazz label, keyboardist and composer Doug Carn was the most prolific, releasing four albums for the imprint. 1972’s Spirit of the New Land was [...]

  • Robert Turman – Chapter Eleven 4 CD boxset
    $33.00 | Read more

    **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 [...]

  • Airway/Hijokaidan – The Lowest Form Of Music
    $13.00 | Add to cart

    A powerhouse pairing of pioneering ensembles of improvised music! Los Angeles Free Music Society titans Airway and Japanese icons Hijokaidan energetically tear through two discs of [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Ploy – Unlit Signals 2LP [Techno, Industrial]
    $23.00 | , Add to cart

    Taking reference from the rave energy that has passed through decades of UK dance music and combining influences from harder, noisy, industrial tropes that carry a similar raw approach, Ploy [...]

  • Cardinal & Nun 12″ [Synth Punk Wave]
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    Cardinal & Nun from Marseille, France delivers his debut ep for L.I.E.S. with a four track no holds barred synth punk assault. Injecting energy into the dead, channeling chaos and turmoil [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Lloyd Miller – At the Ends of the World LP
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    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 [...]

  • Tetsu Arei – II (OG Japanese Pressing)
    $38.00 | , , Read more

    HG Fact – HG-100 OG 1998 Japanese Pressing Comes with insert. Media Condition – VG+ Sleeve Condition – VG+ (ring and edge wear)

  • Dollar Brand ‎– African Piano (1972 Japanese Pressing)
    $38.00 | , , Read more

    Trio Records – PA-7057 1972 Japanese Pressing Comes with OBI and insert. Media Condition – VG+ Sleeve Condition – VG+ (ring and edge wear present)

  • Yosuke Yamashita Trio ‎– Mina’s Second Theme (1980 Japanese Pressing)
    $55.00 | , , Add to cart

    JVC – VIJ-6335 1980 Japanese Pressing Comes with insert. Media Condition – VG+ Sleeve Condition – VG+ (ring and edge wear present, some spots on sleeve)

  • 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 [...]

  • Herbie Hancock – Light Me Up [1982 Japanese Press]
    $20.00 | , , Add to cart

    CBS/Sony 25AP 2316 1982 Japanese Pressing Comes with OBI and insert. Media Condition – VG+ Sleeve Condition – VG+ (edge wear and some spots on sleeve)

  • Federico Fellini – Juliet Of The Spirits
    $7.00 | , Read more

    Ballantine Books Paperback Includes both versions of the script of Fellini’s film and a long form interview with Fellini himself VG with discoloration, shelfwear and cornerbend

  • 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 [...]

  • Pearls Before Swine – One Nation Underground
    $20.00 | Add to cart

    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 [...]

  • The Music Improvisation Company – s/t
    $15.00 | , , Add to cart

    ECM Records – ECM1005 1974 US Pressing Media Condition – Strong VG+ with only a few light marks Sleeve Condition – VG+ with light shelfwear and clipped corner

  • 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 [...]

  • Herman Nitsch – Akustisches Abreaktionsspie
    $24.00 | , Read more

    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 [...]

  • G*Park – Gour
    $21.00 | , Add to cart

    2020 restock. Swiss musique concrète composer and visual artist Marc Zeier/G*Park presents Gour. Active since the early ’80s, Zeier was a founding member of the Schimpfluch-Gruppe. He lives [...]

  • Siouxsie And The Banshees – Arabian Knights
    $10.00 | , , Read more

    PVC Records – PVC 4902 1981 US Pressing Media Condition – VG+ Sleeve Condition – VG+ (Sleeve wear from storage minor ringwear and small promo cut on sleeve opening)

  • Soft Shoulder – Not The New One
    $16.00 | Add to cart

    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 & [...]

  • Moondog ‎– On The Streets Of New York
    $75.00 | , Add to cart

    Mars Records – MREP A2 1953 (Original US Pressing) Media Condition – VG Sleeve Condition – VG

  • Greektown Clubs
    $6.00 | Read more

    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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • James Tiptree Jr – Warm Worlds & Otherwise
    $8.00 | , Read more

    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 [...]

  • Internal Rot – Grieving Birth
    $15.00 | , Read more

    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 [...]

  • Gag – Americas Greatest Hits
    $15.00 | , Add to cart

    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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Olivia Neutron John – Olivia Neutron John LP
    $14.00 | Add to cart

    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. [...]

  • Butch Morris – Dust To Dust (Sealed)
    $10.00 | , Read more

    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

  • Eartheater – Phoenix: Flames Are Dew Upon My Skin
    $20.00 | Add to cart

    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 [...]