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Torn Light Records
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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.

 


  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Croatian Amor & Varg2TM – Body of Water/Body of Carbon
    $22.00 | , Add to cart

    “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 [...]

  • Terumasa Hino – Journey To Air
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    My staff pick last month was Masayuki Takayanagi’s New Direction Unit’s Axis/Another Revolvable Thing Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 and this month I’m continuing with another wild [...]

  • John Coltrane – Giant Steps (60th Anniversary edition)
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    A remastered, deluxe 2-LP with the original album plus a bonus disc of alternate takes and versions – including rehearsal and incomplete tracks, as well as false starts – only [...]

  • 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.” [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Arv & Miljo – Himmelsvind LP
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    ARV & MILJÖ – HIMMELSVIND LP (DISCREET MUSIC 01) The first release on Discreet Music and the 6th album from Arv & Miljö. Mainly recorded during the easter holiday 2020 and the [...]

  • 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. [...]

  • Marsh Chapel – Child Of YHWH
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    New Torn Light release that we have been more than excited to work on with Drew & the crew. Torn Light has a huge place in our heart for records like this. 2020 has been a year of things [...]

  • The U.N.I.T. – What’s It All For?
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    Debut vinyl from my new house label 4QHQ. Fast mean and clean – straight from the heart of Texas. – Dan Edition of 250 single sided 180 gm lp in Yellow Sleeve. Artwork by Renata [...]

  • Grave New World – The Last Sanctuary
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    Reissue of otherwise nearly impossible to find Japanese epic. – Dan Active for four years, Tokyo’s Grave New World is the unfamiliar work of familiar faces. The group’s lone [...]

  • Masayuki Takayanagi New Direction Unit – Axis/Another Revolvable Thing 2
    $27.50 | Add to cart

    Blank Forms is really doing “God’s work” here, first unleashing their stellar reissue of Masayuki Takayanagi New Direction Unit’s April Is the Cruelest Month for the first [...]

  • Masayuki Takayanagi New Direction Unit – Axis/Another Revolvable Thing 1
    $27.50 | Add to cart

    Blank Forms is really doing “God’s work” here, first unleashing their stellar reissue of Masayuki Takayanagi New Direction Unit’s April Is the Cruelest Month for the first [...]

  • VA: Darker Skratcher [1980 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    

  • X – Los Angeles
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    While many musicians write songs about LA that focus on the sun, the beach, and the celebrities that inhabit it, X’s Los Angeles dives into a grittier (and perhaps more realistic) day in [...]

  • Julia Jacklin – Crushing
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    A couple tracks after hypnotizing the listener with Crushing‘s opener, “Body,” Julia Jacklin shares the relatable “Pressure to Party,” the perfect song for anyone [...]

  • Pastor T.L Barrett-Like A Ship Without A Sail
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    Like A Ship-Primarily known as an album that hiphop luminaries such as Kanye West and T.I have pulled samples from, Pastor T.L Barrett’s 1971 album, stands own it’s own magnificently. [...]

  • Mitski – Be The Cowboy
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    “We want our artists to be strong but we also expect them to be vulnerable. Rather than avoiding this dilemma, Mitski addresses directly the power that comes from appearing impenetrable and [...]

  • Aube-Spindrift
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    AMAZING REISSUE (another one!?) Originally released in 1992… Utilizing only the sound of water – the first release on legendary G.R.O.S.S.  imprint… A listen that will engulf [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Swans ‎– Love Of Life
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  • Savant ‎– Stationary Dance / Sensible Music
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    Palace Of Lights 09/2000 US 1981 press Media Condition – Strong VG+ with only a few very light stray marks Sleeve Condition – Strong VG+, still in shrink with light discoloration [...]

  • Dome-3
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    A true example of a band’s side project overtaking the original, Dome splintered off from post-punk legends Wire. While Dome’s first two albums toy with a minimalistic synthrock [...]

  • 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.

  • Fox and His Friends – Blu-Ray
    $32.00 | Add to cart

    A lottery win leads not to financial and emotional freedom but to social captivity in this wildly cynical classic about love and exploitation by Rainer Werner Fassbinder (Lola, Ali: Fear Eats the [...]