ABSOLUTE BODY CONTROL

Tapes 81-89

(Vinyl on Demand) Used 5xLP + 7-inch $175.00

2007 reissue of Untitled (Body 1981), Numbers (Body 1982), Figures (Body 1983), Live (Body 1984), Tracks (Body 1989), Is There An Exit? (Blitz 1981). Numbered edition, 380/600

ADN CKRYSTALL

Trilogie

(Vinyl on Demand) Used 3x10-inch $40.00

Synth / minimal-wave from the archives of Erick Moncollin. Includes "The Museum Sessions," "Éxhumation," "Rock Noire," tracks from "ADN La Catastrophe," and other rarities.

BOBBY BEAUSOLEIL WITH THE FREEDOM ORCHESTRA AND THE MAGICK POWERHOUSE OF OZ

The Lucifer Rising Suite

(Ajna Offensive) 4xCD $25.50 (Out-of-stock)

(Ajna Offensive) 4xLP $60.00

At the age of 16, BeauSoleil played guitar for several garage acts, including a brief stint with Arthur Lee and The Grass Roots. (As would prove to be the case throughout his life, BeauSoleil's brief impression was lasting and Lee soon re-christened his band Love, reputedly a winking homage to the young runaway's romantic proclivities.) Bandless but unbroken, BeauSoleil landed in Haight-Ashbury just prior to his 18th birthday. Marching into the thriving psychedelic street revolution, he formed artrock band The Orkustra and began gigging regularly at Be-In events throughout the city. During this time, just months before the onset of the Summer of Love, underground filmmaker Kenneth Anger discovered him during a psychedelic arts festival called The Invisible Circus. He immediately cast the handsome musician as the lead man and fallen angel archetype in his latest celluloid ritual, Lucifer Rising. With typical melodramatic pomp, Anger approached him in a parking lot after the festival, declaring, “You are Lucifer!” He agreed to play the part under the condition that he would also compose the film's soundtrack. Caged first in San Quentin and later in Tracy State Prison, BeauSoleil's creative impulses could not be squelched despite his repressive surroundings. With diligence he was able to set up an inmate music program at the latter institution in the early 1970s. Now, for the first time, all the music composed for the soundtrack has been compiled into a single public release. The Lucifer Rising Suite begins with the 1967 version of the soundtrack and continues through a logical sequence of the recordings made in the years spanning 1976-79. With respect to the latter, the original master tapes were mined for music that had not been heard by anyone in nearly three decades. The newly unearthed recordings were then restored, cleaned up and combined with those previously released to make the anthology as complete as possible. With lots of artwork inserts, posters, essay.

MAURIZIO BIANCHI

Archeo #1

(EEs’T) Used 5xCD $60.00

1998 boxset compiling Symphony For A Genocide, Menses, Neuro Habitat, Regel, and Mectpyo Bakterium with extensive inserts. Guts Of Darkness says, “Each disc has been enriched with bonus tracks, all from obscure and unobtainable compilations, rather unequal titles in terms of quality, even dispensable, except for … ‘Plutoniometrio’ and ‘Acido Prussico’.” Texts include articles written by MB (on the Come Organization, Throbbing Gristle, Conrad Schnitzler, etc), chronicles, interviews (Monte Cazazza, SPK) as well as unpublished or very rare artwork. Sealed

MAURIZIO BIANCHI

Evidences Vol. 1 - Final Industrial Music 1980

(Vinyl on Demand - VOD38) 5xLP $65.00

Deep, nihilistic, and depressive psycho-electronics / noise / drones by The Master. No Nazi speeches or samples. Includes Mectpyo / Blut 1 and Mectpyo / Blut 2, Atomique / Murder, Gene-P (a never-released Industrial Records album), and Nervo / Hydra, all officially unreleased material on vinyl. Limited edition, imported from Germany.

BUTTE COUNTY FREE MUSIC SOCIETY

Induced Musical Spasticity

(Butte County Free Music Society - 25) 4xLP + CD $65.00 (Out-of-stock)

Induced Musical Spasticity commemorates the nascent pollination — in the musty shadows of the real ersatz Sherwood Forest, a couple hundred miles north of San Francisco — of the Buttecounty Free Music Society, an apocryphal institution that encouraged anything and nothing, in musical and amusical contexts, sometimes intentionally, sometimes because no one knew any better or cared. Highbrow concept tracks by The Marques (brothers Cole and Steve Marquis) and the dramaturgical Unlikely Modernists, along with Ambivalent Dosage’s pre-Vomit Launch nihilism, mutter and howl next to mad paisley destructo by Dilwhip and the quartet edition of 28th Day, Hypnagogic Jerk’s overmodulated roar, and sweet, YMG-influenced instrumentals by Hallucinatory Companion (aka Barbara Manning and Cole Marquis). Ripe dementia by Experimental Artists, Lawrence Crane and John Young, and Tops Inc. stops rational people in their tracks, while turntable experiments, tape yoink, and high-lonesome electro-twarnk by Rory Lyons, Ziplok, Sidney Afrika, The Conduits, Lucian Tielens, and Richard Streeter shuffle the consciousness. And then you’ve got primitard rock dunt by The Flamboyant Offals, Walking Jock, Dead Boy 3, and shockingly raw 28th Day material that predates most anyone’s idea of the original line-up of that influential band. Four episodes of Matt Mumper’s serial radio play Beor The Friendly Thing appear, in all its inscrutable, deadpan glory. The Bren’t Lewiis Ensemble pollutes the lion’s share of real estate with a side-long tape cut-up a la Faust Tapes called “Goat Embryo (Covered With Glue),” and their entire live set from the Industrial Barbecue. Also here are the spot-on country lament “Plastic Jesus”; the electronic damage of “Mid-Range Phase/Link 3"Dome”; the Smegma-influenced “Lightbulb Incident,” infamous for its live, on-air sodomy; a KCSC radio interview that includes the group’s first recordings; and a handful of previously unreleased tracks. Two-thirds of the material here was previously released (translation: a few dozen cassettes were dubbed one at time and passed through the hands of people in the same rural Northern California area code 25 years ago). All the relics in this boxset are likely unheard by anyone not specifically mentioned above.

JOE COLLEY

Disasters of Self

(Crippled Intellect Productions - CIP022) 3xLP $35.00 (Out-of-stock)

Fractured electronics; rich, multi-level drones; digital bite, the sounds of decaying technology; analog twists and turns; and recording experiments and documents by one of the giants of West Coast noise. TEDIUM HOUSE BEST OF 2010

PASCAL COMELADE

My Degeneration Electronics 1974-1983

(Vinyl on Demand - VOD130) 5xLP $115.00 (Out-of-stock)

Includes Fluence (Pôle 1975); Paralelo (Parasite 1980); Sentimientos (Dys 1982); Sequences Païennes (Parasite 1979); Ready-Made (Parasite 1980); “Irregular Organ / Musique Par Correspondance” from the Precis de Decomposition Bruitiste cassette comp (Parasite 1983); Bel Canto Orquestra en concert, Montpellier (Medamothi 1983), Bel Canto Orquestra en concert and Slow Musics (Eurock / Parasite 1981).

CONSUMER ELECTRONICS

Consumer Electronics

(RRRecords) 3xLP $150.00 (Out-of-stock)

Eight tracks from their 1982 self-released cassette Public Attack, eight more from Leathersex cassette (Iphar 1982), plus live recordings from The Nailsea School and The Centro Iberico. 1993 release. Box with paste-on art. With insert sheet. Edition of 300

CONTROLLED BLEEDING

Songs from a Sewer of Dreams

(Vinyl on Demand - VOD47) 4xLP $94.50

Previously unreleased music from Controlled Bleeding’s very early days up through the present: a long lost Knees and Bones session; live recordings from CBGB supporting Suicide 1979; a 25-minute live piece from 1977 (sounds like John Cage/Penderecki); free jazz live improvisation with Borbetomagus; some new total noise.

CRASH COURSE IN SCIENCE

Crash Course In Science

(Vinyl on Demand - VOD67) 3xLP + 7-inch $75.00 (Out-of-stock)

Legendary minimal synth / wave band from Philadelphia formed in 1979. Choosing toy instruments and live drums out of necessity, CCIS began by experimenting with a series of recording devices. The toy instruments gave way to crude drum machines and “Frankenstein"-type homemade instruments. Their first seven-inch (also included with bonus tracks) introduced listeners to their noisy, unpredictable world and went on to become a classic minimal synth record. In 1981 they went in a darker, more sinister direction, resulting in “Signals from Pier Thirteen” (included are eight unreleased demo tracks from this period). “Cardboard Lamb” and “Flying Turns” gained exposure through club play during the '80s. Two live recordings from 1980 and 1981 are also part of this box set, including a performance opening for the Philip Glass ensemble in Philadelphia. The third LP, Near Marineland, contains completed mixes of previously unreleased studio material (along with remixes) arranged and produced by John Wicks, CCIS’s original producer.

CURRENT 93

Christ & The Pale Queens / Mighty In Sorrow / The Red Face Of God / Emblems / As The World Disappears

(Vinyl on Demand - VOD75) 4xLP $150.00 (Out-of-stock)

The second of two wooden box sets, with embossed cover depicting a different blood-red C93. The is the first time As The World Disappears has been available on vinyl. Emblems only made it as far as test pressings, but has never been released on vinyl either. Includes a different metal badge, a different booklet (also with embossed cover, full of personal photos from David Tibet’s archives). Edition of 600.

CURRENT 93

Unreleased Rarities, Out-takes, Rehearsals and Live 82-95

(Vinyl on Demand - VOD74) 4xLP $150.00 (Out-of-stock)

Volume one of two wooden box sets, with embossed cover depicting blood-red C93 symbol. Two LPs of unreleased rarities, out-takes, rehearsals and demos dating from 1983-1995, plus two more with four live performances from Amsterdam (1984), Hamburg (1985) and Tokyo (1988). Includes silkscreened poster printed on paper hand-made in Nepal, metal badge, 28-page booklet with embossed cover, full of personal photos from David Tibet’s archives. Edition of 600.

RHODRI DAVIES

Pedwar

(Alt.Vinyl - AV058x) 4xLP $100.00 (Out-of-stock)

Definitive solo career retrospective of this seminal improvisational harpist — a mighty, almost unparalleled treatise on the harp within free-jazz and free-improv contexts, from the prepared explorations of Trem (Confront 2002), through the shimmering microtonal drone tunings of Over Shadows (Confront 2007), to the visceral metallic tone of Wound Response (Alt.Vinyl 2012) and the adroitly complex, yet almost playfully folkwise patter of An Air Swept Clean Of All Distance (Alt.Vinyl 2014). All platters are 180-gram (three on colored vinyl). Includes fliers, photographs, posters, printed scores, essays, liner notes and a free download. Hand-numbered edition of 250

DIE FORM

Chronology (The Bain Total Years 77-85)

(Vinyl on Demand - VOD71) 6xLP + 7-inch $125.00 (Out-of-stock)

Outstanding selection of tape releases by Die Form and its side projects (Eva-Johanna Reichstag, Fine Automatic, Krylon Hertz, Camera Obscura, DF Sadist School, Mental Code, and Hurt), all released between 1977 and 1985 on Philippe Fichot’s minimal / synth / EBM label Bain Total. Fichot and VOD focus this collection on material from the rarest tapes (BTK01 through BTK29). All tracks and visuals archives have been mastered and reproduced from the originals.

KEVIN DRUMM

Necro Acoustic

(Pica Disk - PICA017) 5xCD $37.50 (Out-of-stock)

Lights Out (new album recorded 2006-2008); Malaise (reissue of limited-edition double-cassette [Hospital Productions, 2009]); Decrepit (previously unreleased material from 1998-1999, plus tracks from split LP with 2673 [Kitty Play, 2005] and the LP on Dilemma, 2008); No Edit (new album of prepared guitar material recorded in 2009); and Organ (first-time release of the 55-minute version of this track [believed for years to have been lost, recently discovered] previously released in edited form on Comedy [Moikai, 2000]). Solid box with gold print, individual CD-wallets and 24-page booklet.

EMPEROR

Emperial Vinyl Presentation

(Candlelight) Used 5xLP (picture disc) $200.00

2001 reissues of Emperor (1993), Wrath of the Tyrant (1992), In The Nightshade Eclipse (1994), Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk (1997), IX Equilibrium (1999), Emperor Live Ceremony (1999). Eight-page booklet. Edition of 3000. Sealed

ESPLENDOR GEOMETRICO

First Decade ’80-’89

(Vinyl on Demand - VOD46) 3xLP $125.00 (Out-of-stock)

Two platters containing tracks from the Diez Años double cassette (a collection of unreleased tracks from the '80s with some tracks off compilations). The third platter includes: "Avance Rapido" (from La Zona compilation) "Fungus Cerebri," (from Sinn und Form) "Raskin," "Maximo Rendimiento," "Primera Tundra," and "Trans Unmma," (all from Apocalyptic Vision's 80s Tracks anthology) and a superb live performance of 1987 from the Bruitiste boxset.

TINA FEY

Bossypants

(Little, Brown & Company) Used 5xCD $5.00

Unabridged autobiography from 2011 read by the author

FRINGE

Complete First Season

(Warner Bros) 7xDVD $15.00

Teleportation, mind control, astral projection, invisibility, precognition, spontaneous combustion, reanimation: weird science meets a multi-agency task force investigating related acts of terrorism. Plot twists galore, family drama, interpersonal relationships, corporate evil, cop chases. Lenticular cover. Lots of exclusive bonus features, 17 hours total

HARTMUT GEERKEN / MICHAEL RANTA

The Heliopolar Egg

(Art Into Life - AIL009) 5xCD $50.00 (Out-of-stock)

The CD reissue (original LP, Qbico 2010) of documentary recordings of the duo’s late 1976 tour of Iran, India, Bangladesh, Philippines, Korea, and Japan includes an Osaka concert with Toshi Ichiyanagi on synthesizer, solo performances by Ichiyanagi and Shoko Shida, as well as a rare Delhi performance. Twelve-page booklet with flyers from the period. Edition of 500.

ANNE GILLIS

Archives Box 1983 - 2005

(Art Into Life - AIL008) 5xCD $50.00 (Out-of-stock)

The first archival release to cover this French composer’s work in its entirety: Devil’s Picnic (Ding Dong 1983); Lxgrin (CRI 1984); Aha (DMA2 1984); Monétacheck (Rangehen 1985); Bishérigori (Rangehen 1986); Rementact (Rangehen 1989); Encored Dust with GX Jupitter-Larsen (Noisopoly 2000); Euragine (Sounds For Consciousness Rape 1994); most of her compilation tracks and eleven previously unreleased tracks. Dense and detailed work, ripe with ancient dreams, bodily functions, darkness, secrets, and beautiful seclusion. Her tools of the trade include water, catgut, skin, latex, steel, bronze, everyday actions, feedback, voice, sewing machine noise, flute, and crumpled magnetic tape. Includes twenty-page booklet. Edition of 500.

GOVERNMENT ALPHA

Resolution Of Remembrance 1992-1999

(Pica Disk - PICA012) 4xCD $30.00 (Out-of-stock)

Yasutoshi Yoshida's Government Alpha project started in 1992 and became one of the leading names in the third generation of Japanese noise. Few artists embody the “pure energy” noise fans speak of feeling when listening to noise better than the ferociously intense Government Alpha. This 4xCD box set collects 62 tracks from obscure cassette releases from 1992 to 1999, as well as a number of previously unreleased tracks. Packaged in a solid box with silver foil printing (similar to the Incapacitants box), with a 24-page booklet featuring liner notes by Yoshida and Tommy Carlsson, and graphic collage works by Yoshida.

RANDY GREIF

Alice In Wonderland

(Soleilmoon) Used 5xCD $40.00

“This surreal and wildly ambitious project began quite humbly in 1988” explains Brainwashed, and took five years to complete. Greif finds “inspiration in literature, exotic field recordings, and musique concrète. As a result, [this eclectic] stew … [blends] radio serials, tape loop cut-ups, avant garde classical cacophony, clanking early industrial textures, horror movie soundtracks, and brooding ambient over the course of six mind-bending hours…. [In doing so, he] exercises a great deal of tact, largely allowing the narration to continue unmolested and seldom plunging into lengthy instrumental stretches…. [M]ost of the creative heavy lifting on the album involves the skillful and aggressive manipulation of the actors’ voices, surrounding the narration with disjointed phonemes, pitch-shifting, panning, backwards voices, and sundry other neat tricks…. [W]hen Grief does attack the actual narrative flow, he generally does it to supremely hallucinatory effect, making Alice and her friends sound submerged, fragmented, or narcotically slowed-down when it suits the story…. [D]issonance and disorientation serve the themes of the story quite well…. Greif … giv[es] the story a compelling dynamic arc, as his clanging rhythms and garish sound colors bring … animation and tension to the more action-packed parts of the tale, which in turn heightens the impact of the woozier, more drugged-sounding passages…. Of course, six solid of hours of [electronic landscapes, desconstructed text, computer manipulations], and mechanized…, unsettling, creepy and Kafkaesque … psychedelia is certainly exhausting, but … total immersion seems like the only way to fully experience a work this singular and consuming…. Alice in Wonderland is a spectacular achievement. Third edition, remastered in 2000. In multi-disc amaray case with the barcode brutally sliced off the paper inlay.

GRIM

Vital 1983-1989

(Vinyl on Demand - VOD92) 3xLP $80.00 (Out-of-stock)

Jun Konagaya’s amazing, almost schizophrenic power-electronics project changes its mood and atmosphere in seconds -- from extreme harsh noise walls to Mansonesque folk songs. Includes tracks from Vital cassette, Amaterasu seven-inch (G.A. Propaganda 1985), Folk Music LP (Eskimo 1986), Message twelve-inch (Eskimo 1987) and assorted compilations. Edition of 400.

HUNTING LODGE

Shadows Out of Time 1982-1983

(Vinyl on Demand - VOD78) 3xLP + 7-inch $90.00 (Out-of-stock)

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Unreleased and formerly cassette-only dark ambient, noise, and power electronics. One LP is comprised of the Exhumed cassette (Datenverarbeitung 1983), direct-metal mastered from the original two-track mixes. The second LP is all unreleased material, highlights of which include recordings for the 1982 promotional cassette 23 Minutes Of Murder, and electro-disco-techno recordings used for intermission music at Hunting Lodge live shows in 1983. The final LP contains live material from At The Harrington Ballroom cassette (S/M Operations 1982), S/M Operations Live cassette (S/M Operations 1983), and the previously unreleased (not counting boots) Live At The Lodge, pressed direct from the original masters, representing the two-piece early noise-unit of Hunting Lodge in harrowing live intensity. On the seven-inch are a studio version of John Wright's “Stellazine Shuffle” and “Learn to Will II,” previously released on Beast 666 cassette compilation (Nekrophile Rekords 1983). Artwork by Thomas Nordstrom, previously seen on early Hunting Lodge stationery. Liner notes by Jeff "Central" Chenault, recording details, never-before-seen live photos of the band.

IF, BWANA

Thirty

(Inyrdisk - IYD90) 3xCDR $13.25

Over three hours of riveting musique concrete, long-form drone compositions, the infinite worlds found within bassoons and voices, and refined experimentation from Al Margolis, remastered and repackaged from the self-released tapes sold in a nearly invisible edition during a 2013 tour. Gatefold package, sturdily pasted-on art over disk envelopes and an insert. Edition of 99.

INCAPACITANTS

Box Is Stupid

(Pica Disk - PICA008) Used 10xCD $135.00 (Out-of-stock) (Out-of-print)

Contains 90s tape releases: Stupid Is Stupid (one disc each of studio and live materials), Extreme Gospel Nights, Ad Nauseam (one disc Edition Mikawa, one disc Edition Kosakai, one disc live), D.D.D.D., The Tongue, Cosmic Incapacitants, and I, Residuum. Remastered from original master tapes. Includes 40pp book with liner notes by Jim Sauter (Borbetomagus), Otomo Yoshihide, Toshiji Mikawa (Incapacitantrs, Hijo Kaidan), and Fumio Kosakai (Incapacitants).

INSPECTOR 22

18th Anniversary Set

(Therapy Tapes) 3xCDR $13.50 (Out-of-stock)

Big ol’ retrospective collection of boombox recordings by underrated folk visionary Todd Emmert. Includes: The Beatnik Suicide Sessions (eight songs recorded between 2007 and 2014, with a guest appearance on two tracks by The Blue Band); Friendship Cemetery Revisited (twenty-two songs recorded between 1997 and 2003); and the all-instrumental six-track EP Remember You Will Die. Discs are hand-lettered, photocopy inserts and obi-strip are hand-cut. Sealed with a band-aid.

INSTITUTE FOR PSYCHOACOUSTICS AND ELECTRONIC MUSIC

50 Years Of Electronic And Electroacoustic Music At The Ghent University

(Metaphon - 004) 2xCD $45.00 (Out-of-stock)

(Metaphon - 004) 3xLP + 2xCD $120.00 (Out-of-stock)

Haunting experimental recordings made at Belgium’s IPEM, mastered from original tapes, spanning unearthly electro-acoustic, drone and concrète compositions recorded between 1958 and 1999 and “distinguished by a certain gothic or dark mittel European sensibility” that really pushes the buttons of our friends at Boomkat. Eighteen mostly unreleased tracks by Lucien Goethals, Didier Gazelle, Louis De Meester, David Van de Woestijne, Stefan Beyst, Helmut Lachenmann, Boudewijn Buckinx, Karel Goeyvaerts, Emmanuel Van Weerst, Peter Beyls, Raoul De Smet, Frank Nuyts, Ricardo Mandolini, Peter Schuback, Stephen Montague and Yves Knockaert. In Dutch and English, the 88-page LP-sized book offers in-depth history, photos, and essays by alumni and professors on the development and contributions of this lesser known counterpart to the esteemed GRM, Studio Für Elektronische Musik, or Studio di Fonologia Musicale. TEDIUM HOUSE BEST OF 2013

JAZKAMER

The Young Person's Guide To Jazkamer

(Pica Disk - PICA027) 4xCD $30.00

The final release in Jazkamer's monthly 2010 series is a 4CD Box-set. CD1: Wind On Wednesday (their first album from 1998, previously unreleased). CD2: sixteen tracks selected from various compilations released between 2000 and 2007. CD3: first-time-on-CD versions of the Turntable Surface Fireball 2 LP (Smalltown Supersound 2001), Knitter seven-inch (Tonschacht 2002), and the Jazkamer sides of split LPs with Opec and Sandbleistift (Reverse Recordings 2005 and Licht-Ung 2007, respectively). CD4: live recordings from 2002 and 2010, and rarities. Includes sixteen-page History of Jazkamer booklet and twenty-page booklet of photos.

PETER KOLOVOS

Black Colors

(Thin Wrist - TW-I) 3xLP $40.00 (Out-of-stock)

The fullest realization to date of the incredibly physical and dynamic musical language of the ex-Open City electric guitarist. Black Colors flows unpredictably from electrified fragments of sound that fold and expand in dense layers to massive tones that surge and collapse in rapid succession. His approach has been called “massively a-formal” and his control of timing and texture “masterful.” Rather than set harmonic or rhythmic structures, he draws form from open sequences of sound events merged and propelled by a distinct internal logic, thus erasing the line between intent and impulse, and creating the immediate and unrepeatable. The six sides of vinyl here are at times dense and teeming with saturated bursts and drones, at others sparse with minute ticks and quiet tones that reverberate in open space. 180g vinyl, mastered at 45RPM. Three full-color jackets inside heavy tip-on slipcase. Includes digital download card.

LAIBACH

Gesamtkunstwerk Dokument 81-85

(Vinyl on Demand - VOD84) 5xLP $125.00 (Out-of-stock)

COMING IN MAY. Early recordings and live documents from Laibach's early years as a provocative performance-music-and-multimedia group. Leather-bound box set in a cross-like holder for the five platters. Includes poster, ten postcards, and booklet of texts compiled and edited by Alexei Monroe.

LEGENDARY PINK DOTS

Early Recordings

(Vinyl on Demand - VOD48) 5xLP $125.00

Tape recordings from 1980-82 including Kleine Krieg (originally packaged with a model kit of a tank or an aeroplane, intended to be assembled while listening to the music), Chemical Playschool Vols. 1 and 2 (the original cassette edition of which had 24 copies), outtakes, and Live in Cologne 1983.

ANDREW LILES

Miscellany Deluxe

(Vinyl on Demand - VOD61) 2xLP $20.00

(Vinyl on Demand - VOD61) 3xLP $100.00

This comprehensive, Liles-collected anthology includes as much variety and previously unreleased material as possible, with earliest recordings dating from 1984. “Find a New Husband” was made on his father’s cheap Amstrad tape-to-tape system (which ceased working properly shortly thereafter), the product of many hours of rewinding and re-playing and re-recording, and the beginning of Liles’s fascination with and addiction to tape manipulation, sound effects and recording techniques. Many of his early experiments and their accidental consequences are included in this collection, along with selections from two cassettes originally self-released under the name Lividity, given away to friends and sent as demos to assorted labels. 3xLP includes T-shirt.

LASSE MARHAUG

Tapes 1990-1999

(Pica Disk) 4xCD $27.00

Almost five hours in length, the 47 tracks here were selected from Marhaug’s cassette releases in the 1990s on labels like Mother Savage Noise Productions, TWR, Slaughter Productions, Freak Animal, Xerxes, Pain Art and others; they range from cut-up voice and turntable thrashing to harsh wall-of-sound power noise and scum sounds. Packaged in a handsome custom-made solid box with a 24-page booklet of photos, cover reproductions and liner-notes by Tommy Carlsson (Abisko, Segerhuva) and Tore H. Bøe (Origami Republika, The Nordic Miracle). Limited edition of 500 copies.

MERZBOW

Lowest Music & Arts 1980-83

(Vinyl on Demand - VOD108) 10xLP $225.00 (Out-of-stock)

COMING IN OCTOBER. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. This week’s comprehensive anthology of the Godfather of Noise collects early works selected and mastered by Masami Akita. It seems little needs to be said about Merzbow at this point, but even as early as 1985, Lightworks described it, “Imagine being surrounded in hot, molten electronic / industrial noise.... [H]arsh edges giving way to a deep bass deluge of sound. It pours out and into you.... This music could be how you feel three seconds into a Space Shuttle lift-off. Surging, intense, at the outer limits of control, and lack thereof.” Most of the audio material here was released in small editions on Akita’s Lowest Music and Arts tape label, the predecessor to his more well known ZSF imprint. LP1: Hyper Music 2, a previously unreleased recording from 1980. LP2: the second side of Metal Acoustic Music, originally released 1981/82 (first side was on Merzbox). LP3 and LP4: Merz Collection 007 and Tridal Production, both from 1981, containing studio and live sessions, and raw-material (excerpted on Merzbox). LP5 and LP6: the complete Mechanization Takes Command 1 & 2, originally released as c90 in early 1982 (excerpted on Merzbox); LP7 and LP8: Solonoise 1 & 2 (the former is on Merzbox; the latter is in its original and complete form). LP9 and LP10: Yahatahachiman and Escape Mask, two recordings from 1983 that represent an almost hidden side of Merzbow – walls of psychedelic, atonal guitar-noise in combination with the technoid-sounding drum-machine. Black varnished and silkscreened wooden box.

MILITIA

New European Order

(Praxis Dr. Bearmann - TH12) 3xLP $30.00 (Out-of-stock)

Industrial percussion following the path of Test Dept. (albeit harsher), released in 1996, using musical percussion installations, tools, conventional drums, self-made wind instruments and power electronics. Part of the "Statement Trilogy." The sixth side is blank. The flap that seals the jacket shut is kind of munched and there is some scuffing along the same edge, so we're listing this as used. Vinyl is near-mint.

MONDE BRUITS

Tapes 1991 – 1994

(Audio Dissection / Industrial Recollections) 5xCD $40.00 (Out-of-stock)

2022 CD reissue of cassette releases Irresponsibility (Steeple & Globe, 1991), Purgatory (G.R.O.S.S., 1992), Portuguese Man-of-War (Vanilla, 1991), and Psychosomatic Performance (G.R.O.S.S., 1993), plus one disc of unreleased, live, and comp tracks. Twenty-page booklet includes liner notes and interview. Edition of 500.

MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS

The Complete Collector’s Edition

(Python Pictures) 21xDVD $150.00

Every episode from the show’s four-year run on the BBC, as well as four additional performances and rarities: Live At The Hollywood Bowl, Live At Aspen, Parrot Sketch Not Included, and Monty Python’s Fliegender Zirkus. Plus: a “Pythonism” glossary and an art gallery of Terry Gilliam’s animations

MY CAT IS AN ALIEN / CÉDRIC STEVENS

Abstract Expressionism For The Ears

(Opax - OPX037) 3xLP $38.00

Dreamy sound architecture, floating sculptures of abstract drones and cannibal noise, modal piano, ancestral strings and electronic futurism, and celestial music of the Spheres imbued with vocal exorcism textures. Over two hours of long-form spontaneously composed pieces recorded during Maurizio and Roberto Opalio’s intense February 2014 residency in Brussels collaborating with the Belgian electronic composer also known as Acid Kirk. Heavy-duty, color laminated jacket. Includes digital download card. Edition of 300. Listen to an album sampler here: https://soundcloud.com/elliptical-noise/my-cat-is-an-alien-cedric-stevens-abstract-expressionism-for-the-ears-album-sampler

MY CAT IS AN ALIEN

Alienology - Selected Works 1998-2008

(Elliptical Noise - ALPHAOMEGA6555-64) 10xCD $79.00 (Out-of-stock)

Rare and out-of-print material from space brothers Maurizio and Roberto Opalio available for the first time in digital format, including the previously unreleased “Where The Lines Go To Sleep” from 2004. Starting with Landscapes Of An Electric City, MCIAA pondered Polaroids they had taken of their hometown Torino and decided a two-guitar improv would best represent the bare essence / sublimation of the metropolitan soul the way it felt inside them. Throughout the decade that followed, the brothers entrusted their “pictures of infinity” to a variety of labels that released their material in limited vinyl-only editions. Among other fundamental works, Alienology contains their self-described Great Void Trilogy, originally released on three separate LPs by Eclipse Records in the middle of the last decade. The latest work presented in the set, Alien Blood (Opax 2008) is the duo’s original soundtrack to the homonymic film by Roberto Opalio, shown at European museums as part of the Sonic Youth etc: Sensational Fix exhibition. Includes extensive liner notes and special art cards. Landscapes Of An Electric City (Ecstatic Peace 1999); The Rest Is Silence (Eclipse 2003); When The Windmill’s Whirl Dies (Eclipse 2004); There’s A Flame___Sometimes (Rococo 2005); Into The White Vortex (Opax 2007); Where The Lines Go To Sleep (previously unreleased); Greetings From The Great Void (Eclipse 2006); The Secret Of The Dancing Snow (Ikuisuus 2006); For The Tears Of The Land, Prayers From The Outer Space (Important 2008); Alien Blood (Opax 2008).

MY CAT IS AN ALIEN

Fragments Suspended In Time

(Opax - OPX32A) LP + CDr + DVDr $27.00 (Out-of-stock)

(Opax - OPX32A) LP + CDr + DVDr Box $120.00 (Out-of-stock)

Recorded after the brothers Opalio spent a long period of self-imposed isolation in the Western Alps, far from everything but their own spirits. Side A ( the “alba” or “sunrise” side) overwhelms immediately with delicate grace, melodic texture, and Roberto's intimate, wordless vocalizations. Side B ( the “tramonto” or “sunset” side) increases the sweet, anti-gravitational sweet mood. One-time pressing of 250 copies on multicolor vinyl. Handmade, heavy cardboard jacket with paste-on silver artwork and 12-inch insert. A professionally duplicated CDr is included as a digital version of the album. The region-free DVDr (limited to 100 copies) contains a film by Roberto Opalio, inspired by the alba side.
The art box edition adds to the regular edition the following: original art work by Roberto Opalio on six-page hand-bound booklet, mounted on 12" panel, numbered and signed; hand-lettered LP labels; hand-crafted box, numbered, hand-stamped and signed. Edition of 20.

MY CAT IS AN ALIEN

My Cat Is An Alien and the Analog Statement

(Opax) 5xLP $79.00 (Out-of-stock)

Five pearls from 2005 to 2010 re-issued and collected: On Air at Sound Projecting (Opax 2006), a live improvised performance from Ed Pinsent's Resonance 104.4 radio show in London; Epocsonixarp, the second album by Praxinoscope (the duo formed by Roberto Opalio and Ramona Ponzini); Alien Blood (Opax 2008), the original soundtrack to Roberto Opalio's film; Fragments Suspended In Time (Opax 2010), an anti-gravitational sweet mood recording captured in the Western Alps of Italy; and Gramofonu = Voice of the Universe (Opax 2010), a collaborative work with Prague duo Birds Build Nests Underground. All records repressed in the original form with original label artworks. Four black-vinyl platters and and one multi-color. Tri-fold jacket, paste-on silver artwork. Includes download coupon. Numbered edition of 100.

MY CAT IS AN ALIEN

Psycho-System

(Elliptical Noise) 6xCD $49.00 (Out-of-stock)

My Cat Is An Alien’s most extreme work to date is quite an advanced expression of their current creative method of composition. Prolonged high-volume exposure to the brothers’ self-made strings and electronic instrumentation, they warn, can cause a psychotic break with reality, hallucinations, schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, catatonia. Full-color artwork, liner notes and credits, two art cards, download coupon. Watch the official trailer here: http://youtu.be/CL1ZVhHzXuE

MY CAT IS AN ALIEN

What Space Is Made For

(Elliptical Noise - ALPHAOMEGA6552-54) 3xCDR $33.00 (Out-of-stock)

The first step in the new parallel universe the brothers Opalio call "multi-layered instantaneous composition." Celebrated as sound sculptors, trance-state minimalists, impressionistic noisicians, hallucinators of dislocated inputs and outputs, haunting ambient mantra-chanters, cathartic tribalists, and visionary voyagers through three millennia of cosmic music, MCIAA recorded What Space Is Made For in their secret base on the Western Alps, and unlike previous works, it's mostly made of short pieces and songs, performed on electric and acoustic guitars, space toys, percussion, and home-made, modified, and assembled / disassembled primitive electronic equipment. An alternate edit of "The Antigravitational Sense Of Nothingness" is featured on the Wire Tapper 25 CD (April 2011). Booklet includes liner notes and text by Roberto Opalio. With six full-color art cards. Discs look like tiny replicas of vinyl platters, right down to the color.

NEW BLOCKADERS

Viva Negativa Volume I

(Vinyl on Demand - VOD24) 4xLP $30.00

This massive tribute to England’s lords of scrape The New Blockaders includes collaborations with and reworkings by Oren Ambarchi, Anomali, Ashtray Navigations, Emil Beaulieau, Benzo, Maurizio Bianchi, Cisfinitum, Controlled Bleeding, Dieter Muh, Evil Moisture, Freiband, Grunt, The Haters, Jason Kahn, Zbigniew Karkowski, Komafuzz, Kraang, Lockweld, Massimo, Daniel Menche, Thurston Moore, MSBR, Nocturnal Emissions, KK Null, Pita, Plethora, Prurient, Richard Ramirez, Scanner, Silvum, srmeixner, Asmus Tietchens, Treriksroset, Vortex Campaign, V/Vm, Keith Fullerton Whitman, John Wiese, Nobuo Yamada, Z’EV. Hand-numbered box sets.

NEW BLOCKADERS

Viva Negativa Volume II

(Vinyl on Demand - VOD25) 4xLP $30.00

The balance of the tribute to England’s lords of scrape The New Blockaders includes collaborations with and reworkings by AMK, Art Break, Aube, Bloxus, Alexei Borisov, Broken Penis Orchestra, Cheapmachines, Courtis, Das Synthetische Mischgewebe, Aaron Dilloway, Embudagonn 108, Eshak, Government Alpha, Idea Fire Company, Incapacitants, Lasse Marhaug, Merzbow, Kiyoshi Mizutani, mnortham, Jim O’Rourke, Dave Phillips, Plexia, Putrefier, Christian Renou, RLW, Damion Romero, Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock, Spiracle, Sudden Infant, Giancarlo Toniutti, Brendan Walls, Withdrawal Method, Wolf Eyes, Achim Wollscheid, Violent Onsen Geisha. Hand-numbered box sets.

HERMANN NITSCH

Geburt des Dionysos Christos

(Vinyl on Demand) 3xLP $150.00 (Out-of-stock)

Excellent minimal and drone recordings from 1986 performed on the Brucknerorgel Linz and the organ at Nitsch's private castle in Prinzendorf. First 150 copies (plus all the subscription copies) include a DVD of the famous concert. TEDIUM HOUSE BEST OF 2008

NOCTURNAL EMISSIONS

Lest We Forget

(Vinyl on Demand - VOD56) 4xLP + 7-inch $100.00

Some of the earliest recordings by the group founded by bothers Nigel and Daniel Ayers with Caroline K in 1980, previously available on cassettes, as well as tracks recorded under their earlier name, The Pump. This document can be considered an audio sketchbook, filled with raw, unfinished works in progress and live performances by the trio (which mutated over the years and continued into the 21st century as Nigel Ayers’s solo project). It covers a wide range of musical styles by a group committed to radical experimentation in both form and content. The previously unreleased tracks from the early ’80s sound contemporary and fresh.

NURSE WITH WOUND

Flawed Existence

(Vinyl on Demand - VOD66) 4xLP + 10-inch $140.00 (Out-of-stock)

Almost five hours of sheer insanity by the ingenious music-alchemist Steven Stapleton, active now for 30 years. Contains early material produced from 1982 to 1985. Two hours of their official tape releases Scrag (United Dairies 1981), Nylon Coverin' Body Smotherin' (Mi Mort 1983) and Mi-Mort (Mi Mort 1983), over one hour of tape-comp-only tracks, over an hour of their first two live performances in 1984, plus a 37-minute 10-inch with unreleased material from 1983, and one exclusive NWW track on a soundchip greeting card. All in incredible packaging with T-shirt and embossed poster.

O YUKI CONJUGATE

Ambiguism (1983-87)

(Vinyl on Demand - VOD72) 4xLP + 7-inch + DVD $100.00

Between 1983 and 1987, this UK ambient group, formed in 1982 by Tim Horberry, Roger Horberry, Clare Elliott and Andrew Hulme, released two vinyl albums -- Scene in Mirage (A-Mission, 1984) and Into Dark Water (Final Image, 1987) -- and recorded numerous soundtracks, experimental projects and solo works. This retrospective document of the era tells the definitive story of the emergence and development of the group’s sound. Includes their first two albums with bonus tracks, two additional full-length LPs of unreleased material, and a seven-inch single of their first-ever recordings. The DVD features excepts from their Scenes in Mirage and Peripheral Vision videos. With large poster and detailed listening notes. More than fifty tracks, around half of which have never been released in any form.

O-TYPE

The New Edge

(Family Vineyard) Used 5xCD + DVD $40.00

Includes the Strict, Brutality II: Balkana, Medication, Lugubrious, and Western Classics albums, plus the previously unreleased Godawful, a DVD of unprocessed and trance-like nature scenes shot by Dale Sophiea and accompanied by unreleased O-Type improvisations. The Bay Area group blends fields of ambient distillation and jagged, electroid rhythm fragments into sprawling narratives, composed in real time, evoking movie soundtracks, musique concrète, minimalism, and guitar psychedelia. Handmade box with wrap-around cover (ripped) and printed innercards

OMIT

Enclosures 2011–2016

(Pica Disk - PICA044) 5xCD $30.00 (Out-of-stock)

Remastered reissue of limited edition CDRs self-released on Deepskin Conceptual Mindmusic. Includes Transistor Rhythms (2011), Proportions Of The Skull (2012), Echo Dot (2014), EndClosures (2015), and Differential Hemispheres (2016). With booklet of Clint Williams's surrealist drawings and science fiction themed artwork, plus liner notes by collaborator Bruce Russell.

OPERA MULTI STEEL

MCMLXXXIII-MCMLXXXVII K7-Tapes Alternative

(Vinyl on Demand - VOD55) 3xLP $100.00

Rare tape treasures from the archives of French darkwave master Franck Lopez, including tracks from cassettes home-duplicated in editions of between 100 and 300 copies: Autres Appels (1985); Eternelle Tourmente (1986); OMS / Modern Art (1987); Je regarde la Pluie (1987); and Regret qui s'écaille (1987). Originally recorded on two-track reel tape, these are the seeds of songs that were later rearranged or re-recorded. Also contains some demo versions of never-released songs. Includes t-shirt size XL

OS MUTANTES

Dois Mil E Nove

(Lilith) 3xLP $75.00

2009 boxset reissue of the first three classic albums — Os Mutantes (1968), Mutantes (1969), A Divina Comedia (1970) — by legendary Brazilian tropicalia group who mixed traditional Brazilian sounds with psych and ’60s rock.

P16.D4

Passagen

(Monotype) 6xCD + DVD + book $60.00 (Out-of-stock)

Long overdue retrospective and entirely appropriate veneration of “the abstract, surrealist, and occasionally terrifying organism” that is Ralf Wehowsky and company. Collected here are Kühe In 1/2 Trauer (Selektion 1984); tracks from Masse Mensch compilation (Selektion 1982); Distruct (Selektion 1984) plus bonus tracks “Schmutz-fugen,” and “Black, Black, Always Black”; Nichts Niemand Nirgends Nie (Selektion 1986) plus bonus track “Ephemeral March Of The Dead Monks”; Tionchor (Selektion 1987) plus bonus track “L’effiface et l’effet,” “Dorothy Malone with Glasses,” “Easter Anywhere,” and “Essenz”; Acrid Acme (Selektion 1989); Three Projects (RRRecords 1993) plus bonus Merzbow collaboration track “V4”; and, on the DVD, nine Captured Music films (studio footage and visual collages) plus “Luxus & Mehrwert,” “Improvisation Jan. 87,” “Les Honteuses Alles,” “Kühe in 1/2 Trauer,” created by Markus Caspers for an unrealized, posthumous video project. In other words: pulsing synths; crashing percussion; horror film piano passages; tense, uncomfortable moods; scattershot tape collages; mangled and mixed raw materials from Nurse With Wound, The Haters, Merzbow, Asmus Tietchens, The Halfer Trio, and Psychic TV, among many others; junk percussion fused with the sound of guitars being slowly pulled out of tune; horns and indiscernible reed instruments rising up amid the chaos; electronics, tape cut-ups, jackhammer edits and weird synthetic outbursts in collaboration with Achim Wollscheid’s Swimming Behavior Of The Human Infant; ghostly, raw walls of noise that ooze menace; overdriven rhythmic throb obscured by noise; cheap drum machine loops and erratic electronic outbursts; dredged and repurposed recordings from their 1981 punk incarnation; Merzbow collaborations; erratic percussive bits; slowly building and collapsing frameworks; abstract Dadaist material; skittering tape collages and subtle jazz elements. The forty-eight-page booklet includes texts by Dan Warburton and Howard Stelzer, archival photos, a discography, reproduced flyers and record reviews. Four postcards. Two buttons. Edition of 400.

ANDY PARTRIDGE

Fuzzy Warbles Collector’s Album

(APE) Used 8xCD $125.00

Long-bootlegged and highly collectible home recordings by the XTC frontman. Outtakes, demos, in-studio hilarity, rough sketches with different lyrics, remarkably less lush than the produced official versions, dominated by Partridge’s gnashing guitar and frantic drum machine that resembles a bicycle that has to go faster and faster or the wheels will come off (with tracks from the ’90s on sounding cleaner and less agitated). Does not include the bonus ninth disc, Hinges.

POLYPHONIC SIZE

Saison 1979-82 - 30 years after; when the size was Polyphonic

(Vinyl on Demand - VOD63) 4xLP + 10-inch $120.00 (Out-of-stock)

Singles, maxi-singles, the debut LP (produced by The Stranglers' JJ Burnel), B-sides, rare tracks, alternate versions, demos, and unreleased material selected from Roger-Marc Vande Voorde's archives. LP1: Algorhythmic / Pragmatic Songs / Nagasaki Mon Amour / Mother's Little Helper / B9 Saison / Space Rejection / Mode / Plage Privée / Logique Polygonale / Ommatidia / Party / Travelling Things / Nagasaki Mon Amour / Hiroshima 1945 / Kyoto (version) / RDA-RFA / Kyoto LP2: Live For Each Moment / Vivre Pour Chaque Instant Zas / Rendez-vous / Winston & Julia / King Of Hong Kong / NBC Gmbh / Action Man / Night Is Coming On / Le Temps Du Swing / Je T'ai Toujours Aimée. LP3: P.S. / Winston & Julia / Outtakes / Demos / Unreleased Instrumentals Mother's Little Helper / Girlscout / Men & Construction / On The Way To Medora / Saison / Winston & Julia (Remix) / Parties Dance / ZAS 1 / Mode (instrumental version) / Medora / Saison (rehearsal with vocals by Bernard Dradin) / Rendez-Vous (rehearsal) / Electronic 14-7 / Me Or You / Citizen Of Science / Electronic 65-4. LP4 : Outtakes / Demos / Unreleased / Instrumentals Saison / Electronic 69-7 / Asakusa Dub / Electronic 15-5 / Her Toys dub / Girlscout (rehearsal with vocals by Bernard Dradin) / Space Rejection / Space Rejection (rehearsal with vocals by Bernard Dradin) / ZAS 3 (demo) / ZAS 4 (studio rehearsal) / PS intro / Kyoto / Nagasaki (instrumental) / Nagasaki (rehearsal) / Night is Coming On (demo) / Electronic 65-6 / RDA-RFA 2 (rehearsal) / Electronic 14-12 / Mother's Little Helper (alternate version).

PORTION CONTROL

Complete Works 80-83

(Vinyl on Demand - VOD73) 7xLP + DVD $150.00 (Out-of-stock)

Contains official and unreleased material by the godfathers of electronic body music, hard rhythmic electronics, and minimal synth. Includes: Gaining Momentum (Por Con 1981); Dining on the Fresh; (Por Con 1981); Private Illusions No. 1 (Por Con 1981); Private Illusions No. 2 (Por Con 1982); Video Soundtrack (Por Con 1982); Progress Report; With Mixed Emotion (In Phaze 1982); Surface and Be Seen (In Phaze 1982); I Staggered Mentally (In Phaze 1982); “A-Mag” and “Shot in the Belly” (Third Mind 1983); the highly sought-after Assault (For All and None 1986); obscure and unreleased tracks (including demos and alternate versions) from Portion Control’s archives; and compilation tracks. With 60-page book of memorabilia and photos from the era, a DVD with self-made videos from the V-Mag archive, all from 1981–83, and T-shirt. Edition of 600.

PSYCHIC RALLY

Transmissions 104.5

(Blossoming Noise - BN061) 10xCD $50.00 (Out-of-stock)

New forms of radio techniques, wild cut-ups, sound recycling and sound manipulation, live-in-studio noise, and thematic sessions excerpted from the monthly radio show hosted by Joke Lanz (Sudden Infant) and Rudolf Eb.er (Runzelstirn & Gurgelstøck) between 1989 and 1995 on Radio LORA in Zurich. Custom letterpress printed box, individually numbered with text and photo pamphlet.

PUTREFIER

Hypertension Classics Volume 2

(Harbinger Sound - HAS030) 4xCD $20.00 (Out-of-stock)

Mark Durgan has been doin' the lord's work within UK noise since 1986 (via his Birthbiter label) and keeping his shoulder to the wheel with recordings for Broken Flag, Artware, MSBR, RRR and others. This luscious doorstop collects the long out-of-print "Hypertension Classics" double-seven (sold at shows in Japan in the 90s), plus a four-hour “noise assault [that] combines the mid-air ectoplasmic gloop of mid-period Merzbow with a bone-grasping tactile edge that seems to come more out of post-Industrial DIY traditions as articulated by New Blockaders.…” according to our astute colleagues at Volcanic Tongue.

RAMLEH

Awake!

(Harbinger Sound - 054) 8xCD $85.00 (Out-of-stock)

Harbinger Sound's CD version expands upon the original 6x cassette (Broken Flag 1985) to include an additional recording of the Live at Morden Tower show, and "Fistfuck 2," which was omitted from the original release in error. Comes in a ten-inch deluxe boxset with each disc individually packaged in a digipak. Includes poster, two pins, signed insert and book. Edition of 500.

RAPOON

Ghosts From A Machine 1989-1994

(Vinyl on Demand - VOD81) 3xLP $80.00 (Out-of-stock)

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. The ethno-ambient solo project of Zoviet France co-founder Robin Storey reflects his fascination with the minimalistic but rhythmic music of West Africa and India. Storey uses the musical construction techniques of loops and rhythmic repetition as a platform for inducing a sort of trance-like reception. The tracks are taken directly from the multiple original four-track cassettes, played on non-synchronized machines. Some of the material found its way onto released albums, some of it is sub-mixes and parts of mixes, while other elements were never used in any released material. This is an opportunity for re-discovery of compositions that have been hidden until now.

RATIONAL YOUTH

Cold War Night Life 1981-1984

(Vinyl on Demand - VOD124) 5xLP $115.00

Early works by these Canadian new-wavers. Includes: Cold War Night Life LP (Yul 1982); singles and EP tracks previously released on Yul Records; demos, obscurities, rarities; live tracks from Winnipeg 1983, and a selection of tracks from the Capitol years.

REYNOLS

Minecxio Emanations 1993-2018

(Pica Disk - PICA047) 6xCD + DVD + book $45.00 (Out-of-stock)

Since 1993, this Buenos Aires group, led by its Down’s syndrome drummer/vocalist and spiritual architect Miguel Tomasín has been a universe completely of its own. Booklet 1: Liner notes by Marc Masters, Lasse Marhaug, Oren Ambarchi, Sindre Bjerga, Sixto Fernando, Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson, C. Spencer Yeh, John Olson and others. Booklet 2: Photos, artwork, press clippings, quotes, flyers and posters (most have not been published before). Disc 1: Early recordings, some material from small edition cassettes, some previous unreleased. Disc 2: The never-released Vedeosmas Tecretre album, recorded 2001-2003. Disc 3: Selections from the 2001-2002 Jaz Ronco Jits sessions, previously available as very limited CDRs. Disc 4: Previously unreleased conceptual pieces, including performances at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, NASA in Houston, the Atomium in Brussels, outtakes from the 10,000 Chickens Symphony and from public street protests in Buenos Aires during the December 2001 crisis. Disc 5: The never-released Roniles Dasa Selebro album, recorded 2000-2001. Disc 6: Previously unreleased collaborations with Dr. Socolinsky, Pauline Oliveros, Nelson Gastaldi, Jazzy Mel and Acid Mothers Temple. DVD: A 90-minute collage of live performances and other videos that offer a rare portal to the world of Reynols. All discs come in individual printed wallets. Edition of 500.

RLW

Tulpas

(Selektion) Used 5xCD $25.00

A generous and wide-ranging collection of “reinterpretations and transformations” of Ralf Wehowsky’s 1990s work by Artificial Memory Trace, Aube, Ramon Bauer, Marc Behrens, Brume, Contrastate, Crawl Unit, Peter Duimelinks, John Duncan, Werner Durand, Michael Gendreau, David Grubbs, Idea Fire Company, Ryoji Ikeda, Antanas Jasenka, Eric Lanzillotta, Francisco López, Lionel Marchetti, Koji Marutani, Roel Meelkop, Meeuw, Jérôme Noetinger, Noise-Maker’s Fifes, Jim O’Rourke, Peter Rehberg, RLW, Runzelstirn & Gurglestock, Bruce Russell, Minoru Sato, Jos Smolders, Asmus Tietchens, Giancarlo Toniutti, Toy Bizarre, Toshiya Tsunoda, Frans de Waard, Ralf Wehowsky, and Achim Wollscheid. Tulpas “combines two major aspects of his work,” clarifies All Music Guide, “Pieces … in a permanent state of flux (as witnessed by the number of times RLW has reworked his own pieces over the years), and the collaborations, which provide … new material and new impulses…. Different participants received different inputs, ranging from a score to sequences on floppy disk to original sound material on DAT. The starting points range from … recent pieces (including seven interpretations of Nameless Victims) to earliest work with P16.D4…. The degree of collaboration also varies, in some cases involving several exchanges of material. When all the pieces had been delivered, Wehowsky edited, remastered, and sequenced them.” In a cloth-bound book with 40 pages of essays, notes, photos, and sketches.

SEVERED HEADS

Adenoids 1977-1985

(Vinyl on Demand - VOD49) 5xLP $150.00

The Australian group’s earliest material from the Terse releases Earbitten, Clean, Blubberknife, Tom Ellard’s solo albums 80s Cheesecake and Side 3, and various other tracks from the early to mid-80s. Their use of tape loops, noisy arrangements of synthesizers, and other dissonant sound sources, puts their early work in the general category of industrial music.

SKIN CRIME

Case Studies In Early Taxidermy Techniques

(Hospital - HOS-400) 20xCD $125.00 (Out-of-stock)

The creator and main operator of legendary and eerie label Self Abuse Records, Patrick O’Neil founded Skin Crime in 1993-94 out of the morbid surrealism of mother project Hanged Man’s Orgasm. One of the earliest and most influential American noise institutions from the ’90s, Skin Crime is the missing link between European musique concrète, Japanese noise, and the gritty abstract electronics of what became the glory and gory days of American harsh noise — the largely undocumented moment when noise broke away from industrial to destroy further its electronic roots. No mere bedroom project, Skin Crime distinguished itself as a real dedicated live noise band with a rotating lineup surrounding their core as a three-piece; highly detailed, ascending compositions offset with their forceful and dynamic textures. Includes: Desecration (Self Abuse 1994); Prenatal (Self Abuse 1994); Eyestrain (Self Abuse 1995); Electroshock Treatment (Self Abuse 1995); Genital Modification (G.R.O.S.S. 1995); Urge (Bloodlust! 1996); Whorebutcher (Mother Savage 1996); Burn (Less Than Zero 1996); King Of The Death Match (Spite 1999); Audio Pathology (Armed And Loaded 1998); Tsunami (Alienation 2000); Parasite (Xerxes 2001); Skin Crime (Hospital Productions 2003); Trauma (Self Abuse 1996); Monster (Self Abuse 1997); previously unreleased studio and live recordings; early versions of Audio Pathology tracks; compilation and split tracks. Cloth-bound foil-stamped box with ribbon, including individual wallets, 40-page booklet and double-sided poster. Edition of 300.

SLEEP CHAMBER

SixSixSix

(Vinyl on Demand - VOD79) 4xLP + 7-inch $70.00

Material from the first six years of Sleep Chamber, compiled by Brad Miller and Frank Maier. On the first platter and the seven-inch are pure and strong minimal synth tunes from early cassettes Ze Wizz Kidz, Dream Distillate (Inner-X-Musick 1983), and Music for Mannequins (Inner-X-Musick 1984). Platters two and three reveal previously unreleased recordings from 1982 to ’87 that range from minimal to the typical Sleep Chamber sound of the era, along with alternative versions, demos and unreleased tracks from the Admit to Desire period. Platter number four is an unreleased LP called Seremony, recorded in the beginning of the Satanic Sanction sessions (1985-86).

SMEGMA

I Am Not Artist 1973-1988

(Vinyl on Demand - VOD70) 6xLP + DVD $125.00 (Out-of-stock)

This astonishing set compiles most of Smegma’s long out-of-print and impossible-to-find vinyl releases on the LAFMS, Trap, Dom and Selektion labels, and, of course, their own Pigface Records. The box includes their first three seven inches (Disco Diarrhea, Flashcards, and Pigface Chant), their LPs Pigs for Lepers and Glamour Girl 1941, and their Spontaneaous Sound 1973-82 2xCS. Smegma started collectively by Ju Suk Reet Meate, Cheese it Ritz, Chucko Fats, Dennis Duck, Amazon Bambi and Cheesebro, and continued to lure in a steady stream of avant / free / improv lunos for three-and-a-half decades to come. The least likely folk / primitive / avant band in Pasadena, California, survived Portland, Oregon’s punk rock revitalization and first meltdown, and are today a serious force in weird music. The DVD reissues the 10 Years Wasted videotape from 1983, Mike Lastra’s Smegma The First 10 Years, and two bonus performances from 1978 and 1980.

SPK

Dokument III0 1979-1983

(Vinyl on Demand - VOD50) 6xLP + 3x7-inch $225.00 (Out-of-stock)

Includes tracks from the first five years of the existence of the band released on the cassettes Wars of Islam (Hard TV 1982), From Science to Ritual (Primavera 1983), At The Crypt (Iphar 1983), and Last Attempt at Paradise (Fresh Sounds 1982), along with live recordings from their first concert in Sydney 1979, the Heaven concert in 1980, the Brickwerkz concert in 1982, the SO36 concert in Berlin, and a few more live documents. Packaged in a wooden box with a 36-page booklet and T-shirt.

STRATIS

Mokoyaro

(Vinyl on Demand - VOD107) 5xLP $150.00

Sixty-three-track anthology of minimal synth works by Albert Klein And Antonios Stratis, and 96 Eyes (Klein with Philip Tesch) -- containing everything from their self-released cassettes Exotic (1982), New Face (Integrated Circuit, 1983), Mùsica Da Ballo (Creative Tapes, 1984), Film Musik (Creative Tapes, 1984), and Raging Beauty (Creative Tapes, 1984), plus tracks from compilations released by Bain Total, X Tract, Mystery Hearsay, Oscar Smits, Noel, etc., and some previously unreleased tracks. The range of styles is satisfyingly wide: the NDW of “Die Kur;” the robotic synth pop of “Herzlos” and “She’s Dancing;” and sci-fi-ish, future-obsession of “Technotown,” “Foggy Weather,” “Deine Tränen,” or “Nightfly,” which flirt with traditional progressive German electronic music from the Tangerine Dream school as well as Chris + Cosey or Yello.

STUDIO GHIBLI

Final Frames From the Feature Films (1984 – 2014

(Chronicle Books) Postcards Box $20.00

One-hundred postcards in a box, devoted to and commemorating 30 years of work by this beloved Japanese animation company.

LE SYNDICAT

30 Years of Excess

(Influencing Machine) 6xCassette $45.00

Three decades of Le Syndicat — some of the earliest and most elusive of the group’s tapes — none of which have been previously reissued: Phase Segments / Phase Boucles (1982); Tot Mortar (1983); Audiostatik Repress (1983); Vagynaestetatis (1985); Staying Alive (1985); and L'Arme De Force (1986). Mastered from the original source tapes by Ruelgo, artwork and graphic design of longtime collaborator Zorïn.

GHÉDALIA TAZARTÈS

Works 1977-1979

(Vinyl on Demand - VOD91) 4xLP + 10-inch $115.00 (Out-of-stock)

Includes Tazartès’ Transports LP (Cobalt 1980), Diasporas LP (Cobalt 1979, Dais 2011), Tazartes LP (Ayaa 1987) , Une Éclipse Totale De Soleil LP (Celluloid 1984), and Quelque Part Quelqu’un ten-inch (recorded 1978, previously unreleased). Edition of 600.

GIANCARLO TONIUTTI

Early Tapes Period

(Vinyl on Demand - VOD68) 3xLP + 10-inch $95.00 (Out-of-stock)

Three early works -- Wechselwirkung, Metánárkôsis, Das Todesantlitz (experiments with early electronics, found objects, rough percussion and noise) -- all previously released by Toniutti on cassette in 1982-83 in limited editions. Also includes a 10-inch with previously unreleased tracks from 1981-84. Booklet includes an essay about the history of the period, notes and data.

UN-KOMMUNITI

Black Dwarf Wreckording 1983-85

(Vinyl on Demand - VOD114) 4xLP $110.00 (Out-of-stock)

The “alchemistic” mix of elements of Un-Kommuniti, paired with heavy power-electronics and noise soundwalls, embraces the ultimate psychedelic journey. Fans of Stereolab will recognize that band’s roots here, as it was run by Tim Gane with support from Joe Manning, Vince Adams, Dave Smit and Pete Levy. They were active from 1983 until 1987 with releases on Freedom in a Vaccum, Broken Flag, Selbstmord Organization, Cause for Concern, Sound of Pig, and Statutory Tapes. All tracks here are previously self-released, sourced from Black Dwarf (Black Dwarf 1983), Doktrine (1983), Overliberate / Live In the Shithouse (Black Dwarf 1984), The Prime Advantage (Black Dwarf 1984), Anarchist Bingo Hall / Soundtracks (Black Dwarf 1984), Sense of Unmaking (Black Dwarf 1985), Dhol Chants (Black Dwarf 1985), Ex-Oblivione (Black Dwarf 1985), the compilations Faith Will Never Die (Black Dwarf 1983) and Crusade (Black Dwarf 1985).

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Anthology of Chinese Experimental Music 1992-2008

(Sub Rosa - SR265) 4xCD $25.00 (Out-of-stock)

Forty-eight tracks from Mainland China (Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guilin, Hangzhou, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Fuzhou, Shanxi, Harbin), and from countries within the Chinese area of influence (Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, and Malaysia) that look at the recent past and the key role of pioneers like Wang Fan, Dajuin Yao, and also Hong Kong-based Li Chin Sung aka Dickson Dee who, for almost two decades, has been spreading the word about experimental music in Mainland China. Includes the short yet intense advent and history of the Chinese noise explosion, co-written by Zbigniew Karkowski and Yan Jun, “The Sound of the Underground: An Overview of Experimental and Non-Academic Music in China.” Documented for the very first time, this release provides a complete panorama of the roots and buds of an ever-growing, promising experimental community in China and beyond, with nearly five hours of music.

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Broken Flag: A Retrospective 1982-1985

(Vinyl on Demand - VODCD5) 5xCD $80.00

(Vinyl on Demand - VODCD5) 5xLP $160.00

Tracks by Giancarlo Toniutti, Maurizio Bianchi (extracts from S.F.A.G.), Mauthausen Orchestra (extract from Conflict), Le Syndicat (extracts from Rectal Struggle and BF45), Controlled Bleeding (extracts from Distress Signals), Un-Kommuniti (extracts from Mindretch), Ramleh (extracts from early tapes), Male Rape Group (On To 83), Kleistwahr (extracts from Myth and Arsonicide), Sutcliffe Jugend, Falx Cerebri, Toll, Consumer Electronics, Vortex Campaign, and The New Blockaders. Forty-page booklet with liner notes by Gary Mundy. Edition of 500.

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California

(Groundfault - TRO225) 10xLP $75.00

The controversial, ear-baking box set featuring 20 artists from California, each receiving an album side to do their thing. You get it and good from: Amps For Christ, The Cherry Point, Joe Colley, Control, Die Yellow Swans, Gerritt, GX Jupitter-Larsen, Moth Drakula, Oscillating Innards, Open City, Sixes, Skaters, Solid Eye, Spastic Colon, Tralphaz, Damion Romero, Rubber O Cement, John Wiese, Xome and RHY Yau. Limited edition available with metal California pin.

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Club Moral 1981-1986

(Vinyl on Demand - VOD93) 5xLP + DVD $115.00 (Out-of-stock)

Selections from Club Moral’s Mit Neuen Waffen cassette (Club Moral 1983), To All Who Are Interested LP (Cthulhu 1989), and assorted compilation tracks; selections from DDV’s A Sound Atlas of Venerology LP (Club Moral 1982), Zeno X cassette (Club Moral 1982), and 4 Sept cassette (Etat Brut / Club Moral 1982); the complete Géometrie d’un Assassinat cassette by Etat Brut (Etat Brut 1982); selections from The Parts’ GBC015 cassette (Gezonde Boerse Copulaties 1984); AMVK’s previously unreleased “Soft Chaos”; and selected live and super-8 film soundtracks. Includes twenty-page book of extensive liner notes, credits, discography, photos. Edition of 600.

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LAFMS Box Box

(Los Angeles Free Music Society) 13xLP $350.00 (Out-of-stock)

LAFMS Box Box documents every performance from the exhibition Beneath the Valley of the Lowest Form of Music – The Los Angeles Free Music Society 1972-2012 at The Box, Los Angeles in 2012. It contains every performance that occurred during the exhibition: Opening Reception Improvisation by Dennis Duck, John Duncan, Ace Farren Ford, Joseph Hammer, Mike Kelley, Fredrik Nilsen, Joe Potts, Rick Potts, Tom Recchion, Vetza; Artificial Art Ensemble (Ted Byrnes, Ace Farren Ford, Mars Pharoah Ford, Oddrocker Orlando Greenhill, Michael Intriere); The Tenses (Oblivia & Ju Suk Reet Meate); Tom Recchion; The Doo-Dooettes (Dennis Duck, Fredrik Nilsen, Tom Recchion); Le Forte Four (Joe Potts & Rick Potts); Smegma (Dennis Duck, Ace Farren Ford, Mars Pharoah Ford, Ju Suk Reet Meate, Oblivia, Vetza); Airway (Ted Byrnes, Dennis Duck, Ace Farren Ford, Juan Gomez, Joseph Hammer, Kevin Laffey, Fredrik Nilsen, Joe Potts, Rick Potts, Tom Recchion, Vetza); Ace & Duck / Artificial Art Ensemble (Ted Byrnes, Dennis Duck, Ace Farren Ford, Oddrocker Orlando Greenhill, Michael Intriere); Dinosaurs With Horns (Joseph Hammer & Rick Potts); Vetza & Joe Potts; Dolphin Explosion (Colette Weber Shaw & Ariel West with Dani Tull); Marnie Weber’s F For Ache (Doug Harvey, Dani Tull, Marnie Weber); Eddie Ruscha, Jim Shaw, Dani Tull; Extended Organ (Paul McCarthy, Fredrik Nilsen, Joe Potts, Tom Recchion, with prerecorded XO contributions by Mike Kelley); Feedback Waveriders (Antony DiGennaro, Michael Jon Fink, Paul McCarthy, Chas Smith, Brian Walsh); Artzenkraft (John Lewis); Small Drone Orchestra (Don Lewis & Eddie Nervo); Destroy Date (Eddie Nervo); Points Of Friction (Tim Alexander, Damian Bisciglia, Mitchell Brown, Joseph Hammer, Albert Ortega); Rick Potts (on altered turntables between sets); The Jrks (Joe Berardi, Kira Vollman, Rich West); Joe & Joe (Joseph Hammer & Joe Potts); Oolies (Tom Boram, Mitchell Brown, J.P. Jenkins); Rahdlines (Nate Archer & Aaron Coye). Full-color box, three posters, 52-page, full color-book, download card.

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Michigan

(Hanson) 6xLP $61.50 (Out-of-stock)

The latest in the geography-themed noise boxset series follows California, Texas, Portland and New England with a full side of screech apiece from twelve different noise bands that call The Damn Shame State home. With Princess Dragonmom, Raven Strain, Redrot, Aaron Dilloway, Tovah D-Day, Charlie Draheim, Hive Mind, Mammal, Evenings, Cotton Museum, Sick Llama and Wolf Eyes. Compiled by Greh Holger and Aaron Dilloway. Limited to 600 copies. Packaged in fully silkscreened record mailers.

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Tliltic Tlapoyauak

(Ajna Offensive - FLAME80) 3xLP $60.00 (Out-of-stock)

The Black Twilight Circle collective’s vision continues to be boundless and daring but ever obedient to black metal’s eternal tenets. Hypnotic and hysteric, swirling and cacophonous, stretching to infinity and beyond, the two maniacal hours of all-exclusive tracks here cast a spell that opens a new eye and even newer possibility. Ajna Offensive’s vinyl reissue of this history-beginning black metal / death metal comp, originally released on cassette (Crepúsculo Negro 2013), which quickly sold out, was remastered by Arthur Rizk at Solomon’s Gate (Inquisition, Power Trip). Tracks by: Volahn, Kampilan, Eztli, Yax, Tlacaelel; Kuxan Suum; Cempopoloah; BHL; The Haunting Presence; In Lakech Ala Kin; Muknal; Dolorvotre; Tukaaria; Kampilan; Volahn; Kallathon; Shataan; Blood Play; Acualli; Arizmenda; and Axeman. With twenty-page book. CD edition coming in September.

VATICAN SHADOW

It Stands To Conceal

(Hospital - HOS369) 3xLP $45.00 (Out-of-stock)

Militant religious industrial in a dub techno / ambient vein, leaning somewhere between Sandwell District and early Aphex Twin. Hospital’s vinyl reissue includes limited edition cassettes: Jordanian Descent; Ghosts Of Chechnya; and Atta’s Apartment Slated For Demolition. Gatefold jacket. Edition of 911.

VIBRACATHEDRAL ORCHESTRA

Pontiac Lady

(VHF) Used 3xCDR $12.00

2003 tour document with live recordings from WMBR (Cambridge MA), Ecstatic Yod / New Grass (Florence, MA), Free 103 (Brooklyn NY), Orbits (Fredericksburg, VA), Carhole (Belchertown, MA), and Khyber Pass (Philadelphia PA). Edition of 300

VIDNAOBMANA

Testament of Tape 1984-1986

(Vinyl on Demand - VOD65) 3xLP $70.00 (Out-of-stock)

VidnaObmana in its most experimental phase during the obscure tape period, searching for a musical voice. Dirk Serries (sound artist best known for his Fear Falls Burning releases) moves through utterly relentless noise to rhythmic industrial outbursts. Features unreleased and rare tracks from a personal friend's private collection (music that was recorded exclusively for him) as well as songs from early cassette releases. LP number one combines beat-oriented material a la early Blackhouse or even Esplendor Geometrico. LP numbers two and three lay the groundwork for his later works.

WITCYST

Real Folk: Lathe Cut Singles 1993-1997

(Pica Disk) 4xCD $35.00 (Out-of-stock)

A bona-fide underground legend, Witcyst has been creating completely unique noise music from the isolation of smalltown New Zealand since the late eighties. This mysterious force of the deep noise underground is the freest of the free, unhampered by arch design or advanced technique. Forty tracks from twenty self-released seven-inch lathe-cut singles originally released in editions of ten to twenty copies. Three booklets (seventy-two pages) of artwork, photos and an extensive first-time home interview of Mykl Veet by Noel Meek. Edition of 300