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Staff Picks

 

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  • Chlorine – Time Sleeps Again CS
    $7.00 | Add to cart

    Hailing from Louisville, KY, Chlorine is the incredibly addicting output of Joey Magnum and Jake Terry. These two have been on fire the last couple years with non-stop output from myriad [...]

  • Alien Nosejob – HC45 -2
    $10.00 | , Add to cart

    ALIEN NOSEJOB – HC45-2 7″ (LUNGS-177) The second installment of ALIEN NOSEJOB’s hardcore alter-ego that is also called ALIEN NOSEJOB. Blasting frantic riffs over snappy drums [...]

  • Enhet För Fri Musik ‎– Ömhet & Skilsmässa LP
    $33.00 | Add to cart

    New Enhet För Fri Musk album, recorded in Gothenburg and Malmö 2020 by Hugo Randulv, Sofie Herner, Gustaf Dicksson, Matthias Andersson and Dan Johansson. A concept album on relationships, family [...]

  • V/A – Kankyo Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & NewAge Music 1980-1990
    $55.00 | , Add to cart

    Light In The Attic’s Japan Archival Series continues with Kankyō Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990, an unprecedented overview of the country’s vital minimal, [...]

  • Shine – Stare Into The Sun LP – White Purple Marble
    $15.00 | , Read more

    Featuring members of hardcore juggernauts, Regional Justice Center and Seattle’s New Gods, Shine channels the noise and driving aggression of the these bands, but through a more playful, [...]

  • The Fall ‎– Live At St. Helens Technical College, 1981
    $35.00 | , Add to cart

    “I’ve had the pleasure of being a [The] Fall fan since I was a teen. I was lucky enough to have some guidance from my local record shop stoner-lords. They turned me on to many of my [...]

  • Paranoid Time – RATLife
    $9.00 | Add to cart

    A relentless scorched earth blast of speaker-shredding intensity from the machete-wielding Michigan madman. It’s an incendiary, full-volume bombshell of sonic burn and barbaric rust that combines [...]

  • V/A – Lacerations
    $13.00 | Read more

    Six international artists showcased across two compact discs of shredding sound, clattering depths, power electronics violence, and deafening discordance. Though a diverse compilation, [...]

  • Chris Corsano & Bill Orcutt ‎– Made Out Of Sound
    $20.00 | , Read more

    LP version. “Sadly, many will hear Chris Corsano & Bill Orcutt‘s latest LP, Made Out of Sound, as ‘not-jazz,’ though it would be more aptly described as [...]

  • Aviador Dro ‎– Nuclear, Sí
    $15.00 | , Add to cart

    Formed in Madrid in 1979. Influenced equally by Dadaism and Futurist ideas as by the contemporary sounds of bands such as Devo, Throbbing Gristle, or Cabaret Voltaire, they started creating their [...]

  • Manuel Göttsching ‎– E2-E4
    $24.00 | , Add to cart

    2020 repress. 180-gram LP version with embossed chessboard artwork print and printed inner sleeve. In celebration of the 2016 35th anniversary of the December 12, 1981, recording of Manuel [...]

  • Kuzu – The Glass Delusion LP
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    KUZU are back with another ripper. DAVE REMPIS – alto/tenor/baritone saxophones TASHI DORJI – guitar TYLER DAMON – drums Recorded October 13th, 2018 at Elastic Arts in Chicago [...]

  • Engürdetz – Svin LP (pre brainbombs)
    $26.00 | Read more

    “Svin” was issued in 1987 in the staggering amounts of 18(!) copies, sold to the close circuit of friends and with only a half-handful of copies going outside of Sweden (perhaps). It [...]

  • Itsi Ramirez – Itsi Ramirez
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    Itsï Ramirez C24

  • Wayfaring Strangers: Darkscorch Canticles
    $25.00 | , Add to cart

    With Warfaring Strangers: Darkscorch Canticles, the impacts of Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath on US shores and heartlands is revealed as a bludgeoning previously undescribed. In this collection, [...]

  • Ñaka Ñaka – Acid For Babies LP (Pre-Order)
    $17.00 | Add to cart

    Label Description: Psychic Liberation proudly presents Acid For Babies, the latest full-length from Mexico-based artist Ñaka Ñaka (AKA Jeronimo Jimenez). Acid For Babies is a glistening [...]

  • Henri Chopin ‎– OH Audiopoems By Henri Chopin 2LP
    $38.00 | Read more

    Totally stunning double LP record from the elusive The Balsam Flex legendary catalog is now available again thanks to Jan Van Toorn Slowscan imprint. Balsam Flex was a cassette label run by the [...]

  • Low Life – Catholic Guilt 7″
    $10.00 | Add to cart

    Label Description: New 7” from Sydney’s Low Life featuring two previously unreleased tracks which tie up loose ends from the band’s first wave period. ‘Catholic Guilt’ was originally leftover [...]

  • Kakerlak – Motel Dwelling
    $14.00 | Add to cart

    Motel Dwelling was originally released on Harsh Head Rituals as a 3xcassette. Now available as a 2xCD remastered by Grant Richardson.

  • Greyhound – Wilted Pansies In A Broken Vase
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    Greyhound is a solo recording project based out of one of Metro Detroit’s most damaged zones Pontiac MI . On this recording he utilizes a wide range of influences to create earthy sound [...]

  • Sun Ra – Astro Black (pre-order)
    $25.00 | , Read more

    One of a handful of albums Sun Ra released on the legendary Impulse! label in the early ’70s, Astro Black provides a comprehensive picture of where the Arkestra was around the time, drawing [...]

  • Anne Briggs – Anne Briggs
    $23.00 | , Add to cart

    This eponymous 1971 debut album by Anne Briggs, largely unavailable for 48 years, is widely regarded as a pillar of any folk collection. Re-issued here as part of the Topic Treasures series – [...]

  • Female Species – Tales Of My Lost Love
    $22.00 | , Read more

    Behold the Female Species! A once-in-a-decade discovery of two sisters, married to music for life, always charging forward, indefatigable, indomitable, at last seen and heard. From their origins [...]

  • Sterile Garden – End Of The Attic CDr
    $10.00 | , Add to cart

    End Of The Attic ‘Five separated tracks of detailed, sensory textures, and atmospheres, each a self-contained narrative. Like psychological profiles, each seems to end mid sentence, as if [...]

  • Pedestrian Deposit – Debilitant • Erase • Stitching 3xCS
    $20.00 | Add to cart

    Label Description: The early, solo-project era of PD had two concurrent but intentionally separate behaviors; the all encompassing genre-hybrid for which is most commonly known, and another [...]

  • May Witch – May Witch CS
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    ‘Stunning, hauntingly beautiful mountain music. Free, yet impeccably played gorgeous acoustic dulcimer, viola, banjo and guitar instrumentals that are both serene and transcendent. [...]

  • The Fall – Grotesque (After The Gramme)
    $24.00 | , Add to cart

    2021 repress. “Bursting into the 1980s on a new label (the then-upstart, now-legendary Rough Trade) and with an augmented, audibly panicked lineup, The Fall’s Grotesque is the true [...]

  • Kelly Moran / Prurient – Chain Reaction At Dusk
    $28.00 | , Add to cart

    Originally initiated for the Merzbow, Kelly Moran, Prurient USA tour (representing three generations of heavy electronics), this archival recording is finally released as Chain Reaction At Dusk. [...]

  • Eliane Radigue – Jetsun Mila
    $22.00 | Add to cart

    Originally released on Lovely Music in 1987. Jetsun Mila is inspired by the life of Milarepa, a great yogi and poet of Tibet who lived in the 11th century. The story of his life as told to his [...]

  • David Tudor – Three Works For Live Electronics
    $13.00 | Read more

    1996 release. Originally released on Lovely Music as Pulsers / Untitled in 1984. This re-release includes an additional piece from David Tudor, Phonemes. Pulsers explores the world of rhythms [...]

  • Alvin Lucier – Music On A Long Thin Wire
    $13.00 | Add to cart

    1992 release. First released on Lovely Music in 1980. A 50-foot length of taut wire passes through the poles of a large magnet and is driven by an oscillator; the vibrations of the wire are miked [...]

  • Joe McPhee – Black Is The Color: Live in Poughkeepsie and New Windsor, 1969-70
    $19.00 | Add to cart

    Never-before-issued music from three very different settings in upstate New York, all recorded in the period running up to Poughkeepsie multi-instrumentalist Joe McPhee‘s Nation Time (CVSD [...]

  • Peter Brotzmann Group – Alarm
    $29.00 | , Read more

    First vinyl reissue of Alarm by the Peter Brötzmann Group, originally released on FMP in 1983. Harry Miller: bass; Louis Moholo: drums; Alexander von Schlippenbach: piano; Peter Brötzmann: [...]

  • Plagues – Old Hands
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    Dead Gods – GODS59

  • Ahlzagailzehguh – Enemy Of The Future
    $13.00 | Add to cart

    Over two hours of blistering decay and disruptive shatter compiling an array of sought-after cassette rarities and compilation tracks from the years 2004 – 2015. Featuring material selected [...]

  • Terry Riley – Live At La Salle Wagram, Paris November 19th, 1975
    $22.00 | , Read more

    Terry Riley‘s Descending Moonshine Dervishes is a long-form piece from a concert in Paris (on November 19) 10 days later the legendary performance held at the Metamusik Festival in Berlin. [...]

  • Atrax Morgue – Necro Box 3LP [2021 Black Box]
    $90.00 | Read more

    Necro Box is a tribute to the degenerate art of Marco Corbelli, aka Atrax Morgue, one of the greatest exponents of the industrial/power electronics in Italy. First LP in box is Necro Sintesi, [...]

  • Laurie Spiegel – Unseen Worlds
    $30.00 | , Add to cart

    Laurie Spiegel’s second full-length album, Unseen Worlds, arrived just over ten years after her debut album. Having realized the pieces found on The Expanding Universe (1980) on an instrument no [...]

  • Ping and Pong – Ping and Pong Vol. 4 CS
    $12.50 | Read more

    Seoul based DJ Duo Ping and Pong (Dydsu + DJ yesyes), started annual B2B recording from 2016. always very tripping experience through the all the music around the world (from noise to asian [...]

  • LEYA – Flood Dream
    $19.00 | , Add to cart

    The sophomore album from New York-based duo LEYA, Flood Dream, is a haunting, collection of structurally concise and aurally spacious songs for harp, violin, and voice that move between intense [...]

  • Delta 5 – Singles & Sessions
    $20.00 | , Read more

    The original members of Delta 5, Julz Sale (vocals/guitar), Ros Allen (bass) and Bethan Peters (bass), formed the band “on a lark”, but soon became a part of the thriving Leeds [...]

  • Tom Ellard – 80s Cheesecake
    $16.00 | , Read more

    Tom Ellard is the creative force behind Australian post-punk band Severed Heads. In 1982 he self-released two cassettes of solo material, “80s Cheesecake” and “Snappy Carrion”. These cassettes [...]

  • Severed Heads – Petrol
    $13.00 | , Read more

    Dark Entries digs deeper in to the archives of Severed Heads, one of the longest surviving bands to emerge from the Australian post-punk independent music scene. They began in Sydney in 1979, [...]

  • Eric Random – A Boy Alone
    $20.00 | , Add to cart

    ‘A Boy Alone’, a double LP set from Manchester electronic music pioneer Eric Random. Best known for his early recordings for New Hormones and Les Disques du Crépuscule and collaborations [...]

  • Sexual Harrassment – I Need A Freak
    $20.00 | , Add to cart

    Dark Entries is pleased to announce a deluxe reissue of Sexual Harrassment’s 1983 opus I Need A Freak. Lynn Tolliver, DJ/Program Director at Cleveland’s WZAK, adopted the pseudonym David Payton [...]

  • Roscoe Mitchell & Mike Reed – The Ritual And The Dance
    $22.00 | , Add to cart

      Roscoe Mitchell: reeds Mike Reed: drums, electronics Recorded by Michael Huon at the Oorstof concert series Zuiderpershuis, Antwerp, Belgium, October 22, 2015. Live concert produced by [...]

  • Dave Phillips – Disappear LP
    $21.00 | Add to cart

    Label Description: Disappear was born of something that ceased to be, suddenly, unexpectedly, painfully. like two mirrors that reflected too strongly and burst. the shards that were left tell a [...]

  • V/A – New Forces (NF103) CD
    $10.00 | , Add to cart

    In celebration of the 10th anniversary of New Forces we assembled a compilation CD featuring all-new tracks from 12 New Forces affiliated acts. A snapshot of the sorts of artists this label is [...]

  • The Haters – Future Cheers
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    Essential reissue! “I enjoy destroying everything because I enjoy leaving nothing un-destroyed.” Originally released as a cassette on the Sound of Pig label in 1986, Future Cheers is a crucial [...]

  • Don’t Panic – Blu-Ray
    $26.00 | Add to cart

    It’s Michael’s seventeenth birthday and his friends have decided to surprise him with the ultimate birthday bash: breaking into his house and playing with a Ouija board. But what they [...]

  • Heron ‎– S/T
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    Trading Places present a reissue of Heron‘s self-titled album, originally released in 1970. Short-lived British folk-rock band Heron was formed in the suburban town of Maidenhead, [...]

  • The Mekons ‎– The Quality Of Mercy Is Not Strnen
    $25.00 | , Add to cart

    “After two singles for Fast Product, Leeds art-punk collective The Mekons signed with Virgin Records in 1979. The band would have to borrow gear from their mates Gang Of Four to record [...]

  • Spacemen 3 – For All The Fucked-Up Children Of This World We Give You Spacemen 3 (First Ever Recording Session, 1984)
    $25.00 | , Add to cart

    “In 1984, Spacemen 3 made their first-ever recording session and sold a few cassettes at now-legendary, incendiary gigs. Growing out of the dual guitar attack of Jason Pierce and Pete [...]

  • This Kind Of Punishment – A Beard Of Bees
    $24.00 | , Read more

    “In the fertile terrain of New Zealand’s 1980s post-punk scene, few figures loom as large as the Jefferies brothers. Graeme Jefferies and Peter Jefferies — the primary forces [...]

  • Phil Niblock – Nothing To Look At Just A Record
    $25.00 | Add to cart

    2018 repress, originally released in 2013. “Phill Niblock has pushed the boundaries of sound and visual art for over 40 years. While dutifully producing experimental films and producing [...]

  • David Axelrod – Seriously Deep
    $24.00 | , Add to cart

    2021 repress. “The rediscovery of the music of David Axelrod in the 1990s was a revelation to the scores of hip-hop and breakbeat DJs that sampled him, but his composition genius was on [...]

  • Cromagnon – Cave Rock
    $24.00 | , Add to cart

    2013 reissue; originally released in 1969. Also known as Orgasm, this 1969 album has long been hailed as an underground classic. Included in Spin’s 2013 list “The Top 100 Alternative [...]

  • Sun Ra ‎– The Heliocentric Worlds Of Sun Ra, Volume 2
    $24.00 | , Read more

    2019 repress. 180-gram black vinyl. Volume two of Sun Ra‘s classic Heliocentric recordings from the 1960s. The astonishing sessions that went light years beyond “free jazz” [...]

  • Sun Ra ‎– The Heliocentric Worlds Of Sun Ra, Vol. I
    $24.00 | , Read more

    2019 repress. 180-gram black vinyl. The astonishing sessions that went light years beyond “free jazz” improvisation to create a music of deeply felt, explosive and gentle gesture made [...]

  • Kluster ‎– Klopfzeichen
    $24.00 | , Add to cart

    180 gram vinyl version. Imagine finding a message in a bottle, forty years after it was dispatched. That is what it feels like when you listen to Kluster‘s Klopfzeichen for the first time, [...]