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Staff Picks

 

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  • Scott Walker – Tilt
    $23.00 | , Add to cart

    “It’s been 25 years since Scott Walker released his dark masterpiece Tilt (8 May 1995). The album was met with positive reviews despite or maybe because of its arcane, unpleasant, [...]

  • Masculin Feminin – Blu-Ray
    $32.00 | Add to cart

    With Masculin féminin, ruthless stylist and iconoclast Jean-Luc Godard introduces the world to “the children of Marx and Coca-Cola,” through a gang of restless youths engaged in hopeless love [...]

  • Eddie & Ernie – Time Waits For No One
    $16.00 | , Add to cart

    The first ever vinyl LP compilation of songs by the great Eddie and Ernie! The duo produced tons of great singles throughout the 60’s and early 70’s. This LP features a couple dance [...]

  • Roger Kellaway – Mafu Dances
    $19.00 | , Add to cart

    Wyrd War proudly presents this previously undiscovered collection of wild improvisational explorations from Emmy award winning jazz composer and film industry veteran Roger Kellaway. Recorded on [...]

  • Karima Walker – Waking The Dreaming Body
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    Tucson artist Karima Walker has long nurtured a duality within her work as a musician, developing her own sonic language as a sound designer in tandem with her craft as a singer/songwriter. The [...]

  • The Space Lady – Greatest Hits
    $17.00 | , Add to cart

    FINALLY BACK IN PRINT – a classic album by one of our favorite artists and dear friends, The Space Lady. Warm and heart-rending Casio ballads from the far reaches of the solar system. The [...]

  • VA – Alan Lomax’s American Patchwork
    $31.00 | Add to cart

    A stunning 2xLP collection of music documented during Alan Lomax’s final American field recording sessions from 1978 to 1983. A completely overlooked and underrepresented period in American folk [...]

  • Veloso Caetano – S/T
    $29.00 | Read more

    Originally released in 1968, CAETANO VELOSO’s debut album did for Brazilian music what the Beatles’ Sgt. Peppers did for rock & roll, giving birth to the soon-to-be Tropicalia movement, [...]

  • Wire – Pink Flag
    $27.00 | , Add to cart

    Wire’s first three albums need no introduction. They are the three classic albums on which Wire’s reputation is based. Moreover, they are the recordings that minted the post-punk form. This was [...]

  • Sonic Youth – Bad Moon Rising
    $20.00 | Add to cart

    Sonic Youth’s second full-length LP Bad Moon Rising was originally released on Homestead and Blast First in 1985. The album is a fascinating examination of “the junction where hippie idealism [...]

  • Revenge of the Bushido Blade (aka The Last Reunion) – Blu-Ray
    $26.00 | Add to cart

    1945: the Philippines. Several members of a platoon of American soldiers not only kill a Japanese general, but also assault and murder his wife. The couple’s son, Kimon, witnesses these [...]

  • Bikini Kill – Reject All American
    $18.00 | Add to cart

    REISSUED!!! BIKINI KILL’s final studio album originally released in 1996 on Kill Rock Stars.  Bikini Kill was a feminist punk band that was based in Olympia, WA and Washington, DC, forming [...]

  • Marc Barreca – The Sleeper Wakes
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    Scissor Tail presents the first vinyl issue of Marc Barreca’s 1986 album The Sleeper Wakes, originally only released on cassette by the Seattle electronic ambient label Intrepid.  Marc Barreca [...]

  • C.C.C.C – Test Tube Fantasy Extended Edition
    $22.00 | , Add to cart

    C.C.C.C. are legends of Japanese noise, and many consider their 1994 record Test Tube Fantasy to be their finest work, an unrelenting waterfall of psychedelic sound that stands as a genre [...]

  • Rendez-Vous – Distance 12″
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    Label Description: It was more than a year ago, in the grey parisian midst that we discovered the first EP of a group that we couldn’t ignore any longer, Rendez-Vous. The band’s first [...]

  • Maya Deren Collection – Blu-Ray
    $32.00 | Add to cart

    Maya Deren is one of the most important American experimental filmmakers of all time and Kino Classics and Re:Voir are proud to present new 2K restorations of her essential work. Along with being [...]

  • Kakerlak – Less Than Shallow
    $9.00 | Add to cart

    A cacophony of blown-out corrosion and layered underground rust blasting into the blackened void at full volume and full force. Texture, speed, and movement collide for an essential CD reissue of [...]

  • Tommy McGee – I’m A Stranger
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    Just as Al Green’s “Back Up Train” was pulling out of Grand Rapids, Michigan, for a whistle stop tour to the top of the charts, producer Palmer James began eyeing another Furniture [...]

  • Saved & Sanctified: Songs Of The Jade Label
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    The rawest, DIY gospel ever resurrected. The West Side of Chicago was just an annex of the deep rural South for Gene Autry Cash and his flock of recent Old Dominion transplants looking to cut [...]

  • Facit – Beach Music
    $28.00 | , Add to cart

    The debut fullength from Facit after a few years of silence. Often working as a duo consisting of Joakim Karlsson and Mai Nestor, Facit released a couple of fantastic EPs between 2013 and 2016. [...]

  • Anna Hogberg Attack – Lena
    $15.00 | Add to cart

    A primal force of something… real. I have listened back and forth to the new album of Anna Högberg`s “Attack” numerous times now and it hit me like a split axe in a split second: This music [...]

  • Wolf Eyes / Blank Hellscape – Winter Saturday / Concrete Walls
    $21.00 | , Add to cart

    What happens when Detroit’s WOLF EYES and Austin’s BLANK HELLSCAPE team up to provide a suitably nightmarish backdrop for USA 2020 vanquished by fear, greed, incurable disease, etc.? [...]

  • Spike In Vain – Disease Is Relative
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    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 cross, while a mutated fish [...]

  • Sonic Youth – Confusion Is Sex
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    Originally slated to be a seven-inch single to follow up their self-titled debut, Sonic Youth ’s Confusion Is Sex blossomed into the band’s first album:  a brain-bludgeoning, completely fried [...]

  • Rosali – No Medium
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    While the collection of songs on Philadelphia / Michigan musician Rosali’s electrifying third album, No Medium, explores the often dark territory of loss, death, sexuality, self-sabotage, and [...]

  • Neutral – Gra Vag Gamlestaden
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    Neutral’s seminal album, Grå Våg Gamlestaden, is widely considered ground zero for the explosion of creativity that has transpired in the Swedish Underground ever since. It is the noisy [...]

  • Peter Jeffries – Last Ticket Home
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    Peter Jefferies, a living legend of New Zealand underground music, from his seminal bands Nocturnal Projections and This Kind Of Punishment, to his collaborative efforts in bands such as Plagal [...]

  • The Gordons – S/T & Future Shock
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    The Gordons crashed upon the do-it-yourself scene of early 1980s Christchurch with torrential force, self-releasing two foundational planks of the vibrant New Zealand underground. Future Shock, a [...]

  • Enhet For Fri Musick – Det Finns Ett Hjarta Som
    $24.00 | , Add to cart

    Enhet För Fri Musik is a free-folk and experimental music collective formed in 2015 in Gothenburg, Sweden. The band features assorted members of the current Swedish underground from bands like [...]

  • VA: Sound Storing Machines: The First 78rpm Records from Japan, 1903-1912
    $23.00 | , Read more

    The first commercial recordings from Asia were made in Japan in 1903 by Fred Gaisberg, the legendary producer and recording engineer who traveled the world making recordings for the Gramophone [...]

  • Natural Information Society With Evan Parker – Descension (Out Of Our Constrictions)
    $38.00 | , Read more

    Rich in musical associations yet utterly singular in its voice, joyous with an inner tranquility, the music of Natural Information Society is unlike any other being made today. Their sixth album [...]

  • Blod – Missvaxt
    $26.00 | , Add to cart

    Blod is the solo project of Gustaf Dicksson (Enhet För Fri Musik, Oroskällan), a prolific and crucial figure in the Swedish Underground scene radiating out of Gothenburg and centered around a [...]

  • Shredded Nerve – Blind World
    $8.00 | Add to cart

    More tense atmospheres, ringing loops and absolute obfuscation from the deft hands of Justin Lakes, aka Shredded Nerve. Stumbling through a broken landscape in total darkness, the clang of [...]

  • Altar Of Flies – Signaler
    $12.00 | Add to cart

    Clamor from inside the earth as it’s being excavated, punctured, deconsecrated. Sputtering and whirring of failing machinery. Menacing layers of magnetic decay, iron turned to dust through [...]

  • Switchblade Sisters – Blu-Ray
    $32.00 | Add to cart

    THE WILDEST GIRL GANG THAT EVER BLASTED THE STREETS! From Jack Hill, legendary director of Spider Baby, Coffy, Foxy Brown, and The Swinging Cheerleaders comes another iconic cult classic, [...]

  • Nuovo Testamento – New Earth LP (Pre-Order)
    $22.00 | Read more

    Please Note: This item is a PRE-ORDER – Orders will be shipping the week of June 30! Label Description: Nuovo Testamento is the Los Angeles & Bologna-based trio featuring members of [...]

  • Freedom, Rhythm & Sound: Revolutionary Jazz Cover Art 1965-1983
    $35.00 | , Read more

    Soul Jazz Records are issuing a new flexibound paperback edition of their long out of print ground-breaking deluxe art book Freedom, Rhythm and Sound Revolutionary Jazz Cover Art 1965-83. This [...]

  • Holly Herndon – PROTO
    $23.00 | , Read more

    Holly’s third full-length album PROTO isn’t about A.I., but much of it was created in collaboration with her own A.I.‘baby’, Spawn. For the record, she assembled a contemporary ensemble of [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Betty Davis – They Say I’mDifferent
    $20.00 | , Read more

    One can hardly imagine the genre-busting, culture-crossing musical magic of Outkast, Prince, Erykah Badu, Rick James, The Roots, or even the early Red Hot Chili Peppers without the influence of [...]

  • Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg ‎– Je T’aime… Moi Non Plus
    $25.00 | , Add to cart

    Without a doubt, Serge Gainsbourg is agent provacateur and Gallic soul brother #1. His sensual work is championed by all in the know and still resonates quite frankly in these sexually [...]

  • Hosono – Cochin Moon
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    The unbelievably prolific Haruomi Hosono is one of the major architects of modern Japanese pop music. With his encyclopedic knowledge of music and boundless curiosity for new sounds, Hosono is [...]

  • Donnie & Joe – Dreamin’ Wild
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    Pacific Northwest isolation mixed with wide-eyed ambition, a strong sense of family and the gift of music proved to be quite the combination for teenage brothers Donnie and Joe Emerson. [...]

  • V/A – Pacific Breeze: JapaneseCity Pop, AOR & Boogie 1976-1986
    $32.00 | , Add to cart

    Pacific Breeze documents Japan’s blast into the stratosphere. By the 1960s, the nation had achieved a postwar miracle, soaring to become the world’s second largest economy. Thriving tech exports [...]

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

    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, [...]

  • Hitcher in the Dark – Blu-Ray
    $26.00 | Add to cart

    Young and handsome Mark Glazer roams around the southeastern United States in his decked out camper, picking up single female hitchhikers. Once he has the unsuspecting travelers trapped inside [...]

  • Jungle Trap + Run Coyote Run – Blu-Ray
    $24.00 | Add to cart

    Two lost horror projects from director James Bryan (DON’T GO IN THE WOODS) and producer-writer-star Renee Harmon (LADY STREET FIGHTER)! JUNGLE TRAP is the final collaboration between James [...]

  • The Mcpherson Tape (aka U.F.O. Abduction) – Blu-Ray
    $24.00 | Add to cart

    The world’s first found footage horror movie! A decade before THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT redefined the horror landscape, there was THE MCPHERSON TAPE. On October 8th, 1983, the McPherson [...]

  • Shine – Stare Into The Sun LP – White Purple Marble
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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 [...]

  • Emtidi ‎– Saat
    $28.00 | , Add to cart

    LP version. 180 gram vinyl, gatefold sleeve. A reissue of Emtidi‘s Saat, originally released in 1972 as the 14th release on the legendary label PILZ. Producer Dieter Dierks prescribed the [...]

  • Aviador Dro ‎– Nuclear, Sí
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    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 [...]

  • Satoshi Ashikawa ‎– Still Way
    $26.00 | , Read more

    2021 repress; LP version. 350gsm sleeve with selected UV high gloss varnish. Liner notes by Midori Takada, Satoshi Ashikawa, and Gareth Quinn Redmond. WRWTFWW Records announce the reissue of [...]

  • Manuel Göttsching ‎– E2-E4
    $24.00 | , Read more

    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 [...]

  • New Order ‎– Off The Wall (S.O.36 Berlin May ’81)
    $40.00 | , , Add to cart

    80’s Boot S.O.36 Berlin May ’81 Media Condition – VG+ Sleeve Condition – VG+