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Torn Light Records
356 Ludlow Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45220

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Staff Picks


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  • Premutos: The Fallen Angel – Blu-Ray
    $34.00 | Add to cart

    Premutos is the first of the fallen Angels, even before Lucifer. His goal is to rule the living and the dead. His son should pave the way for him to return. A young man begins to suffer from [...]

  • XV – Fresh Lettuce
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    XV is a Detroit-Ann Arbor based 3 peace outfit, comprised of busy local jammers you might recognize from the likes of The New Me/Tyvek/Shells etc etc. This is a live cassette recorded at U.F.O [...]

  • Jandek – Ready For The House
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    1978 release

  • Masonna – Frequency L.S.D.
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    Originally released on CD in 1998, Frequency L.S.D. is now presented on vinyl for the first time. Features 14 ear-wrenching, extreme Japanese noise tracks from Maso Yamazaki (Controlled Death). [...]

  • Einsturzende Neubauten – Zeichnungen Des Patienten O.T./Drawings Of O.T.
    $29.00 | , Add to cart

    2002 release. LP version. Originally released in 1983, Einstürzende Neubauten’s second album marks a radical progression in the band’s sound as well as a revolutionary step forward in [...]

  • Contemporary Homemade Music From Sweden
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    An audio postcard from the Discreet Music family featuring new music from Astrid Øster Mortensen, Jon Collin, Blod, Charlott Malmenholt, Hugo Randulv, Sewer Election, Skogar, Incipientium, Leda, [...]

  • Fela Kuti and Roy Ayers – Music of Many Colours
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    Knitting Factory Records is proud to reissue Music Of Many Colours on limited edition rainbow starburst vinyl, exclusive to Record Store Day. This is the first pressing of the album since the [...]

  • Thomas Ligotti – The Conspiracy against the Human Race
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    In Thomas Ligotti’s first nonfiction outing, an examination of the meaning (or meaninglessness) of life through an insightful, unsparing argument that proves the greatest horrors are not [...]

  • S.H.I.T. – Hidden In Eternity / Eraser III
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    Finally, “Hidden In Eternity” and “Eraser III” are put to the perfect format and classed up nicely by some of the finest design work Ryan Tong has ever done. Taking the [...]

  • Spine – Faith
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    Kansas City, MO’s Spine returns with their second full-length album, “Faith.” Spine continues seamlessly blending the sounds of NYHC a la Youth Of Today, Cro-Mags, and Agnostic [...]

  • Get Crazy Blu Ray
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    From Allan Arkush, the acclaimed director of the cult classics Hollywood Boulevard, Rock ‘n’ Roll High School and Heartbeeps, comes this raucous musical comedy that invites you to get [...]

  • Jenny Hval – Girls Against God
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    At once a time-travelling horror story and a fugue-like feminist manifesto, this is a singular, genre-warping new novel from the author of the acclaimed Paradise Rot “It’s 1992 and I’m the [...]

  • Jean Baudrillard – America
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    “A sharp-shooting Lone Ranger of the post-Marxist left.”—New York Times From the sierras of New Mexico to the streets of New York and LA by night—”a sort of luminous, geometric, [...]

  • Nancy Barile – I’m Not Holding Your Coat
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    From disenchanted Catholic schoolgirl and glam maniac to instigator on the 1980s hardcore punk scene, Nancy Barile discovered freedom at a time when punk music was new and dangerous. She made her [...]

  • Zero Magazine – Volume One (Japanese HC Photo book)
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    ZERO MAGAZINE “Volume One” BOOK Amazing photo book with live shots of Kansai Bands along with flyers! Japanese Import A5 size softcover book 5.8 × 8.2 × 0.5 inches 100 pages This is a [...]

  • Guided By Voices – Sunfish Holy Breakfast
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    Matador – OLE 185-1 1996 US, 45 rpm EP, blue vinyl Media Condition – VG+ Sleeve Condition – VG+, very light edge wear

  • Violent Onsen Geisha – Shock! Shock! Shock! LP (Urashima Reissue)
    $24.00 | Add to cart

    The Tokyo-based Japanese experimental musician Masaya Nakahara as kwon as Violent Onsen Geisha has been dazzling us with his entirely singular approach to sound since 1989. Harnessing his unique [...]

  • The Electronic Circus – Direct Lines
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    Though famous for other things (including doing the synths on GARY NUMAN’s iconic “Pleasure Principal” album and co-writing VISAGE’s massive hit, “Fade To Grey”), Chris Payne brought THE [...]

  • The Collingswood Story – Blu-Ray
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    A Revolutionary Experiment in the Supernatural When Rebecca went away to college, her boyfriend John thought video chatting would help them stay in touch. But idle curiosity leads to a dark [...]

  • Theater Of Blood – Blu-Ray
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    Screen legend Vincent Price (The Tomb of Ligeia) delivers a thrilling tour-de-force performance as a small-time actor plotting big-time revenge! This dramatically delicious concoction is an equal [...]

  • Holy Mountain – Blu-Ray
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    Scandal of 1973 Cannes Film Festival, Jodorowsky’s flood of sacrilegious imagery and existential symbolism is a spiritual quest for enlightenment, pitting illusion against truth. The Alchemist [...]

  • Homebodies – Blu-Ray
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    A Murder a Day Keeps the Landlord Away! When six mild-mannered senior citizens are told that their old brownstone is going to be torn down, they don’t take the news lightly! Led by a pixie-faced [...]

  • The Millennium – Begin
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    The Millennium looms large in the hearts of fans of the ’60s sunshine pop genre. The studio group was the creation of legendary tunesmith/studio genius Curt Boettcher, who had previously [...]

  • VA ‎– Deutsche Elektronische Musik (Experimental German Rock And Electronic Musik 1972-83) – Volume One
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    AVAILABLE AGAIN! Soul Jazz Records new 2018 edition of their long out of print classic first “Deutsche Elektronische Musik – Experimental German Rock and Electronic Music 1972-83” is ‘a [...]

  • Aaron Dilloway & Lucrecia Dalt – Lucy & Aaron LP (Repress)
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    Lucy & Aaron is the debut collaboration LP from the duo of Lucrecia Dalt (RVNG Intl.) and Aaron Dilloway (Dais Records). Full length LP in full color cover with printed inner sleeve featuring [...]

  • Harmonia & Eno ’76 – Tracks and Traces
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    Reissue of this collection of tracks by the German band featuring members of Cluster and Neu, plus Brian Eno. Though it was released two decades after it was recorded, the album is a milestone in [...]

  • Can – Delay
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    From radically different musical backgrounds, Can’s members brought the vital elements of rock, funk and the avant-garde together in such an intense and innovative way (music like this just [...]

  • Cost – Fourth Utterance
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    A. Penetrant B. Annette GODS70

  • Pip Proud – A Bird In the Engine
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    In the late ’60s, Pip Proud recorded two of the oddest records ever to come out of Australia—Adreneline & Richard and A Bird in the Engine—before vanishing into obscurity for the better part [...]

  • Chubby and The Gang – The Mutts Nuts [Deluxe Gatefold]
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    Deluxe Gate-fold with 3d glasses and zine West London five-piece Chubby and the Gang are balanced by two energies – a casual “fuck it” on one side, an active “fuck off” on the other. For every [...]

  • John Cale – The Academy In Peril
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    The Academy in Peril by former Velvet Underground member John Cale was originally released in 1972. The album is an exploration of his influences and training in classical music and features [...]

  • VA – Psych Funk 101 (1968-1975)
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    2021 repress. Gatefold 2LP version. “Funky fuzzy psychedelic tracks from ’60s and ’70s Nigeria, Iran, Turkey, Russia, South Korean and other exotic countries. Psych Funk 101 [...]

  • Richard Pinhas – Chronolyse
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    Bureau B presents a reissue of Richard Pinhas’s Chronolyse, originally released in 1978. Pinhas is one of the most important French electronic space-rock musicians. Following five albums [...]

  • Cluster – Grosses Wasser
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    Formed in Germany in 1971 when Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius left Conrad Schnitzler’s group Kluster, Cluster can be counted among the most important protagonists of the [...]

  • Camizole & Lard Free – S/T
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    Souffle Continu presents Camizole + Lard Free, unreleased 1978 recordings from both groups performing as a collaborative. The ranks of Camizole included some of the most essential personalities [...]

  • West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band – Vol. 2
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    “Released in 1967 on Reprise Records as a follow up to Part One, Vol. 2 takes the band into more ambitious territory. Reaching out to more psychedelic territory than the debut LP, Vol. 2 [...]

  • Intersystems – S/T
    $88.00 | , Add to cart

    First historical edition! Three-LP box version. One-time limited edition of 500. Remastered by Intersystems founding member John Mills-Cockell; mastered for vinyl by Giuseppe Ielasi. Includes [...]

  • Gotou – Gotou
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    Gotou, named after the Taiwanese restaurant the trio frequent in Sapporo, capital of Japan’s northern island Hokkaido, is made up of Otaco Gotou, Nanae Bndy Gotou, and Chika Gotou, some of the [...]

  • Echo & The Bunnymen – Crocodiles
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    First studio album by Echo & The Bunnymen. Sire – SRK 6096 1980 US Media Condition – VG+, couple very light scuff marks Sleeve Condition – VG+, record comes in original [...]

  • MattxIbarra – Feeling Of Despair CS
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    Oppressively dark, elbow to elbow, strobe and fog-clad mystery man techno delivered with a kind of vital urgency reminiscent of the blistering punk pastlife discography of MattxIbarra. On Feeling [...]

  • Franco Noir – Blu-Ray
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    Following his international breakthrough with THE AWFUL DR. ORLOFF, director Jess Franco next delivered a startling pair of crime-thrillers that pistol-whipped European notions of film noir while [...]

  • An Adventure In Demonology CS Radio Topo #11
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    ‘An all vinyl mix of the best in soundtracks of scratchy VHS era horror, modern occult terrors, Italian sleaze slashers, forgotten ghouls, PSone survival horror and joyful frightmares. The [...]

  • Nape – Ten Tonne Angel CS (2nd Edition)
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    Partly distant BPM’s orbit the subconscious memory; how does one move singularly, idiosyncratically, when the tempo becomes a static force? Washed over by violent algorithmic nudges that generate [...]

  • VA – Revolutions Per Minute (The Art Record)
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    Song Cycle Records present a reissue of Revolutions Per Minute (The Art Record), originally released in 1982. Revolutions Per Minute is a two-record album of twenty-one original sound works by [...]

  • Michael Snow – Musics For Piano, Whistling, Microphone And Tape Recorder
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    Musician, visual artist, composer, writer, and sculptor Michael Snow is also one of the world’s most highly acclaimed experimental filmmakers. In 1975 he released this album under the [...]

  • Rune Lindblad – Death Of The Moon And Other Early Works
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    Rune Lindblad was born in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1923 and began composing music in 1953. This was a time when composers in Germany and France were feuding over the merits of electronic music made [...]

  • The Velvet Underground – VU
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    Verve Records – 823 721-1 Y-1 1985 US Media Condition – VG+, couple very light scuff marks on both sides Sleeve Condition – VG, comes in original inner sleeve, ringwear, light [...]

  • The Black Cat (aka Demons 6) – Blu-Ray
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    THE BLACK CAT — Originally released in Italy as DEMONS 6 — now transferred in 2k from pristine vault elements for the first time ever. From Luigi Cozzi, the writer/director of STARCRASH, [...]

  • Future Bound Sound – Hauntological Frequencies CS Radio Topo #10
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    October brings another tape from FUTURE BOUND SOUNDS series AKA Brandon Hill [Plagues, Cloud Rat, Roman Candle] Dubbed onto recycled tapes with xerox j-cards. C60

  • Carnera – Colpo Di Mano Nella Zona Grigia
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    Carnera was founded in 2014 as a multimedia project by Giovanni Leonardi (Siegfried, Div. Sehnsucht, SNNC) and by visual artist Simone Poletti (Dinamo Innesco Revolution). In 2016 the sound [...]

  • Kneeling In Piss – Tour De Force LP
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    Incredible Ohio DIY punk. Akin to early Rough Trade singles.

  • Ramones – End Of The Century (Portugese Pressing)
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    Portuguese pressing of this Ramones record that’s home to “Rock n’ Roll High School” and many more great ones. Sire – SRK 6077 NP 1980 Portugal Media Condition [...]

  • Transmissions From Abroad – The Itallian Connection / Italo 77-90 – Radio Topo #9
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    Radio Topo #9 Recycled C60 of Italo Disco / High NRG bangers from the 80’s All Vinyl Mix by DJ WW4  

  • Tough Guys Don’t Dance – Blu-Ray
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    After a two week bender, Tim Madden awakens one morning from his drunken state, only to discover everything in his life seems amiss. There’s a fresh tattoo on his arm, his car is covered in [...]

  • The Body – All The Waters Of The Earth Turn To Blood (Clear Vinyl)
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    At A Loss Recordings – aal033-lp 2014 US Pressing on Clear Vinyl Media Condition – Strong VG+ Sleeve Condition – VG+ with light shelfwear

  • taupe set xl – shadow of venus
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    This sophomore release by taupe set xl for Noir Age sees Miami-based artist and hypnosis practitioner Kristen Soller emerge from the tranquil ocean expanse to glide amongst the inner planets. Her [...]

  • Alien blu ray
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    Experience the terror – from the beginning – with the first chilling chapter of the Alien saga, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Sigourney Weaver in her breakout performance as [...]

  • The Dents – 1979/1980
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    Released by SHAKE IT & HOZAC If Cincinnati quintet the Dents had done what so many other early U.S. punk/new wave bands were able to do in their day, wax just one limited-press seven-inch [...]

  • Nigel Ayers – Electronic Resistance
    $70.00 | , Add to cart

    Since the late 1970s, Nigel Ayers (b. 1957, UK) has cut a bracing, subversive path through the contemporary underground, bridging DIY industrial enthusiasms with multimedia experimentation to [...]

  • RRR-1000 (20 Artists-50 Lock Grooves Each)
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    20 artists + 50 lock grooves each = 1000 lock grooves. Absolute insanity