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Torn Light Records
356 Ludlow Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45220
513-873-6995
Monday - Saturday
11:00AM - 8:00PM

Sunday
11:00AM - 5:00PM

Staff Picks

 

Curious what the staff at Torn Light are listening to? Check out the titles we’ve been digging lately below.

 


  • Don Cherry – Organic Music Theatre – Festival de jazz de Chateauvallon 1972
    $30.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Don Cherry at the start of his ‘communal mystical period’ joined by audience members and children. Love both of the archival releases from Blank […]

  • Spoils – Find Later CS
    $8.00 | Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Spoils are my favorite band in Ohio. Rock for life.” – Kobe “Ohio style baby you know what we mean haha” Upon first listen […]

  • New Monuments – Language Is The Skin CD
    $13.00 | Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “The birth of NEW FREE JAZZ. A completely unhinged document of New Monuments. Fresh new quartet line-up. This is the next level, and the […]

  • Shriek of the Mutilated – Blu-Ray
    $34.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Absolutely bonkers Bigfootspoitation from the minds of exploitation auteurs Michael & Roberta Findlay. One of the classic WTF movies, very glad Vinegar [...]

  • Ilya Muromets – Blu-Ray
    $26.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Absolutely stunning Russian fantasy epic from 1956, utilizing dazzling vistas and scenery, hundreds of extras in huge battle spectacles and an incredible looking [...]

  • We’re All Going to the World’s Fair – Blu-Ray
    $26.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Probably one of the most haunting movies i’ve seen recently. To talk about it too much would spoil it, but completely left me torn […]

  • Kübler-Ross – Kübler​-​Ross LP
    $22.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Standing high and alone vs dozens of wannabes. Kubler-Ross stay true to a rigid tradition of earth 80s electronic post punk. No romance here, […]

  • Camile Paglia – Sexual Personae: Art & Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson
    $20.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Paglia is like Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader for when I want to open a book and read something based. I open the book, I […]

  • Nuovo Testameno – New Earth CD
    $15.00 | Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “CD issue of this gem of a cold wave record. Cancel that spotify subscription and pop this into your 95 toyota corolla’s cd player. […]

  • Caroline No – S/T
    $20.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Another imaginative and remarkably individualistic release from Grapefruit Records. ‘Alternative’ singer songwriter music for fans of Rosali, No Quarter Records [...]

  • CrusHerr – Den Haag Acid Pack CS
    $12.00 | Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “303 Heavy CS. Use in application ranging through various heavy techno uses.” – Jack Label Description: Dope Sheets is a new sublabel of the […]

  • Alan Harman – Human Research Program CS
    $11.00 | Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Cold Minimal synth cassette! It’s good.” – Jack Label Description: Alan Harman is the solo minimal synth project of Ethan Harman from the small […]

  • RX-101 – Hearts Utd. EP 12″
    $14.00 | Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Breathtaking 90’s era Rephlex style electronic perfection. Blissful, playful, cold, heady, smart, primitive, and ingenious all at once. Must have material [...]

  • Bloody Muscle Body Builder In Hell – Blu-Ray
    $26.00 | Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Micro-budget tribute to The Evil Dead from Japan, indeed featuring a body builder (albeit not Lou Ferrigno sized) battling the undead evil spirits in […]

  • Masahiko Togashi Quartet – Speed & Space: The Concept of Space in Music (Colored Vinyl)
    $43.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Originally released in 1969, at the start of the influence of free jazz crossing over to Japan, Masahiko Togashi Quartet’s Speed And Space is […]

  • The Contortions – Buy
    $23.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Absolute classic of New York’s No Wave scene. Dissonant James Brown funk punk. Reissued by Superior Viaduct” – Jon Soon after their 1978 debut [...]

  • Human Lanterns – Blu-Ray
    $26.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Really cool Shaw Brothers horror film from 1982 that combines ghoulish imagery with superb lighting and set design. Recommended if you’ve ever wanted to […]

  • Jack Callahan & Jeff Witscher ISSUES (What Happens on Earth Stays on Earth) LP + bonus RM Francis Every Single Person Has Some Muscle CD
    $30.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “These fucking guys made a tulpa out of shitposts and recorded it… Or, it’s like if a Biblically Accurate Angel had to communicate in […]

  • Blonde Redhead – Melody Of Certain Damaged Lemons
    $20.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “A great record and such a prolific band. Never thought to DJ this record but Anton Newcombe inspired me to do so.” – Kobe

  • Ann Quin – Three
    $15.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Beautiful example of a book as a mobius strip. ‘The boat is ready as planned. And all that’s left is a note. I know […]

  • Kathy Acker – Empire Of The Senseless
    $16.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “My personal favorite Kathy Acker book, a deep & kaleidoscopic journey into hell featuring pirates, androids, God and what it means to push one’s […]

  • Fernanda Melchor – Hurricane Season
    $17.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “A work of true cosmic bleakness and power, Hurricane Season transcends both the murder mystery genre & novel in general. Needs to be read […]

  • Charles Baudelaire – The Flowers Of Evil
    $21.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “As dark as ever and just as illuminating” – Jack In the annals of literature, few single volumes of poetry have achieved the influence […]

  • Yoko Ono – Grapefruit
    $22.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “A wonderful collection of Yoko Ono’s art, poetry, and musical instructions, the latter of which is my favorite part of the book. ‘Secret Piece […]

  • V/A – Silberland – Vol. 1: The Psychedelic Side Of Kosmische Musik
    $35.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Brand new comp from Germany’s premiere Krautrock reissue label, Bureau B, featuring a who’s who of synth wielding Krautrock legends from the [...]

  • Roberto Cacciapaglia – Sei Note In Logica
    $7.00 | Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Cool little minimal cassette” – Jack Cassette edition from Nagrania Cukiernicze. “Cacciapaglia is an Italian composer with a long career; this [...]

  • Game of Survival – Blu-Ray
    $26.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “I’m always a fan of ultra low-budget sci-fi from the 80’s, and if you paint up a bunch of muscleheads as Road Warrior knock-offs […]

  • The Ravager / The Bushwhacker Double Feature – Blu-Ray
    $24.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Something Weird Video continues its legacy by partnering with the new Mondo Macabro sub-label American Arcana for this double feature of two truly bizarre […]

  • Augustus Pablo – Moods Of Pablo
    $20.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “dub for life” – Kobe Radiation Roots present a reissue of Moods Of Pablo, a compilation of Augustus Pablo recordings released in 2000. The […]

  • Else Marie Pade – Electronic Music Works 1958 – 1995
    $60.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “One of the greatest of all time – Hunted for this box forever and the quest was beyond worth it – I’ll let her […]

  • Mikey Young – You Feelin Me?
    $17.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “The solo endeavor of Mikey Young, who’s resume of bands include Total Control and Eddy Current Suppression Ring just to name a few. You […]

  • Sleater Kinney – The Hot Rock
    $23.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Perhaps my favorite band, and this record as one of my favorite albums, period. Truly one of the great indie rock records of the […]

  • Kanye West – Donda
    $60.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Donda is the nexus of Kanye’s genius and mania. Praising god, remembering his mother and grieving the breakup of his family. It is easy […]

  • Daniel Schmidt – In My Arms, Many Flowers
    $14.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Some of the most beautiful music I’ve ever heard. If you’re a local expect to hear me jamming this 3x a week at least. […]

  • Otto Kentrol – No Mistakes (RSD)
    $36.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Not often mentioned when people discuss New York’s no wave scene, Otto Kentrol aka Bill Yitalo, finally gets his dues with a 2xLP archival […]

  • The Residents – WARNING: UNiNC.: Live And Experimental Recordings 1971-1972 (RSD)
    $50.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Record Store Day release from The Residents with some ultra rarities from their vaults, including their 1971 show (their first show ever!) at the […]

  • Hatred Surge – Human Overdose LP (Yellow Vinyl 2022 Repress)
    $20.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Top tier death metal. Absolutely crushing, FFO being absolutely destroyed. Favorite track ‘Skinjob’” – Dan HATRED SURGE – Human Overdose LP [...]

  • Jean Ritchie – Music Of
    $6.00 | Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “I love Kentucky.” – Alex Cassette mixtape of a vast array of Jean Ritchie’s career. From Alan Lomax to mid 70s. Jean Ritchie was […]

  • Pauline Oliveros – Accordion & Voice
    $28.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Awesome pair of compositions on this record by the essential Pauline Oliveros. Side A features a drone created through accordion and voice that gradually […]

  • Weyes Blood – Titanic Rising
    $23.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “One of my favorite records of recent years. These songs have intertwined with the lives of me and my friends, accompanying long drives on […]

  • Adrianne Lenker ‎– Songs And Instrumentals
    $25.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “I didn’t know this album was recorded in the Berkshires when I first heard it, and now I can’t unsee those trees and hills […]

  • Delivery – Sounds of Delivery CS
    $10.00 | Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Feel It once again killing it. Fun short songs, always a good time to jam ’em.” – Kobe Pro-duplicated cassette release compiling [...]

  • Ndikho Xaba and the Natives – S/T
    $20.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “South African pianist / percussionist with a crew of San Francisco & Chicago players, including Plunky Nkabinde and Lon Moshe from Oneness Of Juju. […]

  • Henry Grimes Trio – The Call
    $24.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “The near hidden Black General holding down the low end (bass) on countless essential Jazz recordings gets his ESP debut as a leader. Cult, […]

  • Bog Body – Cryonic Crevasse Cult
    $22.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Grisly, blackened doom-death that sounds as cavernous and wet as you’d come to expect from a release mixed by Evan Mersky (Triumvir Foul, Witch […]

  • King Gizzard – Demos Vol. 2
    $6.00 | Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “This is honestly great music to eat a banana to. Or a papaya, for that matter. Pop it in your tape deck and have […]

  • Teakup – No Matter What I Do
    $15.00 | Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Big gay funky beats from Columbus — the bouncy rhythm of a burgeoning city. Almost makes Columbus seem worth visiting.” – Cath Life-affirming [...]

  • Velvet Underground & Nico – S/T
    $300.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “The greatest rock band from the United States. I adore the sound of calamity.” – Alex Verve – V6/5008 60s Stereo Pressing, no torso […]

  • Alien Private Eye – Blu-Ray
    $26.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Extremely goofy and low budget (but very charming) sci-fi action/noir featuring real kickboxers and muscular meatheads wearing terrible clothes, shooting lasers [...]

  • Other Music – Blu-Ray
    $26.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Very fun doc for all music lovers or people who enjoy the behind the scenes of record stores.” – Kobe Other Music was an […]

  • Chan is Missing – Blu-Ray
    $32.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “A really cool and visually intriguing little black & white indie from 1982 that would launch the career of Wayne Wang, and provide a […]

  • Discharge – Hear Nothing See Nothing… (White Vinyl)
    $22.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “The definition of D-Beat – The D in DIS!!! The original punk destruction audio horror show. Maybe one of the most influential LPs of […]

  • Bolt-Thrower – Peel Sessions 1988-1990
    $21.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “War is law, life is short, and death is a reality, Bolt Thrower is the soundtrack. John Peel is the GOAT. FFO of Warhammer […]

  • Ekkehard Jost – Free Jazz
    $17.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Amazing book that I read when I was fairly new to free jazz, very helpful guide and really opened my eyes to the genius […]

  • Birth! – I Will
    $6.00 | Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Revisited this Midwest classic after hearing of Doug’s passing. An album ahead of its time – and even though it has been years since […]

  • DJ Cathycat – Game of 1000 Cubes CS Radio Topo #15
    $6.00 | Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Hey! I made this mix >:3c … if you grew up with the N*nt*ndo G*meC*be, this mix of freaky and funky video game OST […]

  • Extreme Prejudice – Blu-Ray
    $16.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Walter Hill’s lost 1987 masterpiece FINALLY gets an HD release and I’m so, so stoked. Stacked cast, tense action; it’s one of the best […]

  • Fela Kuti – Expensive Shit
    $26.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “True Afrobeat masterpiece. Blacker than dread. Hasn’t left my turntable in weeks – and I’m still pissed off. The sound of Nigeria 1974/ 1975. [...]

  • French Police – Pedaleo Nocturno CS
    $9.00 | Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Mad dreary post-punk that feels like a crepuscular stroll through an antediluvian city.” – Cath French Police – Pedaleo Nocturno ‘Growing [...]

  • David Tholfsen – Walk With Me
    $20.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Layered vocal melodies that guide you through a natural world. FFO Avant yodeling.” – Dan David Tholfsen is an American musician and artist living [...]