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Torn Light Records
356 Ludlow Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45220
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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.

 


  • Alex Cunningham – As Slow as the Stream
    $12.00 | Add to cart

    “After several stand out collaborative releases, including a duo LP with Mark Shippy and another duo LP with Claire Rousay, violinist Alex Cunningham returns to solo form with As Slow as [...]

  • Music For Mornings
    $5.00 | Add to cart

    “Music For Mornings” is a mixtape full of folk jammers & love songs, running at just under an hour this is the perfect tape to jam to start off your day.

  • Here Comes Your Midnight Man – A Folk Mixtape
    $5.00 | Read more

    Folk mixtape curated by Alex York (Torn Light/Fantastique) & John Rich (Wasteland Jazz Unit / No Response) C60 (minus a few min’s) of downer folk. Dreary and sad, broken and busted. [...]

  • Marv – Keyboard Suite I
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    LTD 12″ LP There’s a body of water in the woods near Carrboro. Dappled light on the trail leads you to it. Crunch of leaves underfoot. A river feeds the swimming hole where people plunge, [...]

  • Ingrown – Gun
    $21.00 | , Add to cart

    Boise hardcore legends return with one of the best hardcore LPs of the last 10+ years.

  • Equipment Pointed Ankh – Without Human Permission
    $20.00 | , Add to cart

    Originally the brainchild of Jim Marlowe (Tropical Trash, Teal Grapefruit, etc), Equipment Pointed Ankh has been churning out material since 2016, with a handful of tape releases, a previous LP, [...]

  • Iota Leonis – The Third Star Of Right Wall Of Supreme Palace Enclosure
    $8.00 | , Add to cart

    For the entirety of history, mankind has been fascinated and humbled by the incomprehensible immensity of the night skies and the universe contained within them. Eternally expanding and [...]

  • Tetsuo – The Iron Man (Audio Rip)
    $9.00 | , Add to cart

    A bootleg audio-only edition of the legendary 1989 cyberpunk film Tetsuo: The Iron Man, with a 100% analog transfer directly from VHS to cassette including all sound effects, dialogue, and music [...]

  • Deep Cover – Blu-Ray
    $32.00 | Add to cart

    Film noir hits the mean streets of 1990s Los Angeles in this stylish and subversive underworld odyssey from veteran actor-director Bill Duke. Laurence Fishburne stars as Russell Stevens, a police [...]

  • P.S.Y.W.A.R. – DEMO CS
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    P.S.Y.W.A.R. – 2021 Demo Exclusive 4.Q. second pressing of Blasting Lo Fi HC from members of Spine, Devil’s Den And Direct Threat. Limited to 25 Red J-Card 1.Intro/ Mandatory Institution 2.His [...]

  • JD Swift – CD
    $14.00 | Add to cart

    In June 2021, an unmarked package arrived at the Psychic Liberation headquarters. The small box, which had no return address, contained three items: a thumb drive, a printed message from a notes [...]

  • Numero 95
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    As escapism from corporate banality turned the corner in the ‘90s, a new generation of vibrant, software generated soundscapes emerged. Communal access to the internet propagated the new hive [...]

  • Neutral – Live Pa Autodidaktik
    $24.00 | , Add to cart

    Everyone who reads this most likely have the same reason to do this & know what it’s all about. As said in previous sales pitches – Gothenburg is the centre of the universe. It’s a bold [...]

  • Loners & Outsiders – DC Mixtape #5
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    Mixtape #5: Loners & Outsiders, Country artists who took their own path. From the Dollar Country website: Welcome to Dollar Country! Dollar Country is a radio show hosted by WTFC radio. It [...]

  • Chubby & The Gang – Lightning Don’t Strike Twice
    $11.00 | , Add to cart

    Chubby and the Gang are swinging into spring with two awesome new songs: “Lightning Don’t Strike Twice” and “Life’s Lemons”! This double A-sided 7” has their first new tunes since last [...]

  • Totalitar – Sin Egen Motstandare
    $17.00 | , Read more

    Sweden’s TOTALITÄR originated from small town Hudiksvall in the mid-80’s silver age of Swedish Hardcore punk, releasing a few EP’s and touring the UK before disbanding in 1990. In 1994 the band [...]

  • Crow – Last Chaos
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    Osaka’s CROW formed in the early 1980’s explosion of Japanese hardcore, but have always been a distinctive, unique band even within that astonishing pantheon. Much of Early Japanese [...]

  • Alice Coltrane ‎– Lord Of Lords
    $26.00 | , Add to cart

    2021 repress. “Originally released in 1972, Lord Of Lords was Alice Coltrane’s final album for Impulse! and the last installment in her awe-inspiring trilogy that also included [...]

  • Spike In Vain ‎– Disease Is Relative
    $21.00 | , Add to cart

    2021 repress. “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 [...]

  • Mark Fry ‎– Dreaming With Alice
    $52.00 | , Read more

    The definitive reissue of one of rock’s rarest and most sought-after albums — ‘acid-folk’ — equal parts pastoral folk and contemplative psychedelic. The fi¬rst time [...]

  • Experience Unlimited ‎– Free Yourself
    $26.00 | , Add to cart

    2021 repress. “The go-go band’s sought after debut album. Enriched funk. Magical, mystical, Afrocentric, progressive –words that could be used to describe any number of musical [...]

  • Faust – S/T
    $29.00 | , Add to cart

    Legendary German post-rock band formed in 1971 by undisputed noise pioneer Uwe Nettelbeck, Faust garnered an immediate following due to its artistically extreme experimentations with music cut [...]

  • Mark Perry ‎– Snappy Turns
    $32.00 | , Add to cart

    Clear 180 gram vinyl. Debut solo album for Alternative TV front man and long-time running UK punk scenester, originally released in 1980 on Deptford Fun City Records. Mark Perry was also the man [...]

  • Albert Ayler ‎– In Greenwich Village
    $27.00 | , Read more

    2015 release. Originally released 1967; exact reissue, 180 Gram, Gatefold sleeve. Part of the Back To Black series. Including digital download code. “During 1967-69 avant-garde innovator [...]

  • Don Cherry – Music, Wisdom, Love 1969
    $24.00 | , Add to cart

    Reaching a near-mythical status amongst fans of free jazz’s most worldly intrepid explorer, these seldom heard Paris soundtrack sessions known as Music, Wisdom, Love have evaded [...]

  • Pita – Get On
    $23.00 | , Add to cart

    With over two decades of formal exploration and exhilarating abstraction, Get On is, somewhat surprisingly, only the fourth solo Pita full-length. Peter Rehberg has always been vouched for [...]

  • C.C.C.C. – Cosmic Coincidence Control Center LP+7″ (Pre-Order)
    $32.00 | , Add to cart

      The 1990s were a fascinating moment for music and new idioms of experimental music began to bubble in the underground. While often belonging to highly localized scenes and thus overlooked by a [...]

  • John Wiese – Magnetic Stencil 3 CD
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    The third installment in an ongoing series of albums produced by John Wiese using an expanded ensemble of recorded sound contributions. Audio collage and experimental sonics featuring input from [...]

  • Joe Potts – Daily Planet
    $25.00 | , Add to cart

    Soft cover, perfect bound 64 pages, 6.5 × 9-inch Edition of 500 Release date: March 1, 2021 Joe Potts is a Los Angeles based artist, creating art and sound for installations and performances [...]

  • GX Jupitter-Larsen – Digging Through Time
    $25.00 | , Add to cart

    This greatly expanded performance journal has more dates, more locations, more names, and more back stories than any other attempt at cataloging the immeasurability of the history of GX & The [...]

  • Just Before Dawn – Blu-Ray
    $24.00 | Add to cart

    Five friends set out for a weekend camping excursion, to drink, frolic and skinny-dip on an isolated piece of land one of them has inherited. Despite ominous warnings from locals, including [...]

  • The New Me – It’s 1999 LP
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  • Crazy Doberman – — / Haunted, Non / Haunted – 2nd pressing
    $18.00 | Add to cart

    The Doberman crew has been relentlessly touring the U.S. for years now, existing as a traveling band of frequent collaborators and changing lineups, consisting of often radically different [...]

  • General Speech No. 10
    $6.00 | , Add to cart

    “46 full size pages of writing and photos about punk and hardcore! (no fucking ads!) In this issue, Mune from Japanese hardcore legends PAINTBOX talks openly and emotionally about his early [...]

  • Amirtha Kidambi & Lea Bertucci – Phase Eclipse
    $20.00 | , Add to cart

    “Excited to announce a vinyl reissue of this amazing debut! Long OOP and previously only available as a cassette! Grab your copy on gorgeous vinyl now! To celebrate the reissue, we have a [...]

  • Powers/Rolin Duo – Strange Fortune
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    “Underground music is filled with all kinds of characters, personalities, and peculiarities. Rare are the musical/artistic soul mates who have forged life, as well as creative, [...]

  • K&S – Vex Palladium
    $10.00 | Read more

    Debut offering of haunting alchemical ritual music drawn from the duo of K. Falvo + S. English. Eight movements of modern spiritual industrial. Tracklist: 1. Instruktions 2. Shot Tower 3. Mortar [...]

  • Skinned Deep – Blu-Ray
    $28.00 | Read more

    WORLDWIDE PREMIERE OF THE UNRATED VERSION WITH ALL-NEW SPECIAL FEATURES! His mind-blowing work as an FX artist has included everything from Frank Henenlotter’s BRAIN DAMAGE and [...]

  • MattxIbarra – Seventeen 2LP
    $30.00 | Add to cart

    Matt Ibarra presents “Seventeen” a double LP working through 6 compositions. Soothing minimalist ambient akin to Loscil or Windy & Carl.

  • Surf II – Blu-Ray
    $28.00 | Add to cart

    Surfing is the only thing to do for high school students Chuck and Bob who are in preparation for the big surf competition. However, their fathers, sales reps for a new soda named Buzzz Cola, [...]

  • Django – Blu-Ray
    $32.00 | Add to cart

    In this definitive spaghetti western, Franco Nero (Keoma, The Fifth Cord) gives a career-defining performance as Django, a mysterious loner who arrives at a mud-drenched ghost town on the [...]

  • SLANT – 1집 LP
    $17.00 | Add to cart

    SLANT are back with 17 minutes of pure bristling rage. Corrosive hardcore music for the pit AND the pendulum recalling the stomping catchy vibes of recent luminaries like BOSTON STRANGLER or [...]

  • Kjostad – Warlord
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    Warlord is the latest full-length album from Kjostad, the follow up to last year’s Extinctionist released on Chondritic Sound. This is the evolution of Kjostad’s approach in every [...]

  • Bathouse – Bathouse LP [2nd Pressing Red Vinyl]
    $22.00 | Add to cart

    Did you say Bath-House?”, was the initial response when I proudly announced to a Norman-troglodyte about the newest, ear blastingest, front-over-sideways puke-a-thon noise-rocking trio [...]

  • Day of the Animals – Blu-Ray
    $26.00 | Add to cart

    Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the wilderness, director William Girdler and producer Ed Montoro sought to top their surprise blockbuster GRIZZLY with a bigger budget, larger [...]

  • Sculpture Club – Worth CS
    $8.00 | Add to cart

    Existing in a place not normally associated with the darker currents of culture, the pristine valley backdrop of Salt Lake City is home to the moody and vibrant new romantic sounds of Sculpture [...]

  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez – Chronicle Of A Death Foretold
    $12.50 | , Read more

    Marquez’s brilliant non-linear take on a typical detective story. One of Marquez’s few works that isn’t in the realm of magical realism, this quick and bitter tale of revenge [...]

  • Aaron Dilloway & Lucrecia Dalt – Lucy & Aaron LP
    $20.00 | , Read more

    ARTIST STATEMENTS “I met Aaron in Madeira around 10 years ago, and I was blown away by his set, when I was going to tour the US for the first time, Forest, my US my booking agent asked me if I [...]

  • Various Artists ‎– Accidental Business 2xCS
    $18.00 | Read more

    We’re proud to present Accidental Business, a long-term project strewn with pitfalls and disillusions nodding to the incongruous events that led to the birth of Unknown Precept. Looking [...]

  • Sibylle Baier – Colour Green
    $27.00 | Add to cart

    “Colour Green” was recorded in Germany in the 1970-1973. In a particularly dark and moody period of her young life, Claudine, a friend of Sibylle’s, dragged her out from under [...]

  • Combat Toyoda Video Mixtape Vol. 6
    $15.00 | , Add to cart

    VHS mixtape by Justin Weise, curator at Torn Light Records. Highly recommended.

  • Militarie Gun – All Roads Lead To The Gun
    $16.00 | , Add to cart

    Militarie Gun return with their Second EP “All Roads Lead To The Gun”, 4 tracks that are as abrasive as they are catchy. 1. Ain’t No Flowers 2. Don’t Pick Up The Phone 3. [...]

  • Badings/Raaijmakers – Electronic Music
    $12.00 | , , Add to cart

    Epic – BC 1118 c. 1961 US Media Condition – VG+ Sleeve Condition – G+, old tape on one corner of sleeve and part of spine, light marks on cover where stickers were removed, writing in pen next to [...]

  • Master Musicians of Joujouka – Live In Paris
    $31.00 | , Add to cart

    50 years since their first LP Brian Jones presents the Pipes of Pan at Joujouka was released (1971), The Master Musicians of Joujouka release a stunning double-LP recorded live at Centre Georges [...]

  • Merzbow / Prurient – Black Crows Cyborg
    $28.00 | , Read more

    The skylines of Tokyo and New York City are impenetrable. On the streets it is cold — the ravens have blocked out the sun. The barbed chicken wire that surrounds the cities wave scraps of [...]

  • Alternative TV – Vibing Up The Senile Man
    $21.00 | , Add to cart

    Possibly one of the weirdest experiments in the post-punk realm, Vibing Up the Senile Man (Part One) is the second studio album by English anti-heroes Alternative TV, originally released in March [...]

  • Selda – S/T
    $25.00 | , Add to cart

    Pharaway Sounds present a reissue of the first album by Selda Bagcan, originally released in 1976. A collection of well-known poems and folk-songs, recorded in cooperation with the most [...]

  • VA – Oz Echoes: DIY Cassettes and Archives 1980-1989
    $28.00 | , Read more

    Oz Echoes peels away another layer of Australia’s ’80s DIY hive mind. The Oz Waves (EFFICIENT 004LP, 2017) successor exposes a deeper circuit of micro-run cassettes, community radio [...]

  • Dorothy Ashby – The Jazz Harpist
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    Sowing Records present a reissue of Dorothy Ashby‘s debut album, The Jazz Harpist, originally released in 1957 by the Regent label. Recognized as the woman who gave the harp a jazz voice, [...]

  • Evan Parker – Collected Solos
    $165.00 | Read more

    OTOROKU present a reissue of Evan Parker‘s legendary box set Collected Solos. Originally issued in 1989 and long ago sold out, Collected Solos brings Evan Parker’s first four solo LPs [...]