(OS)

What Those Ingredients Are

(Sijis) Used CD $4.00

Field recordings of San Francisco Bay Area from 2004 by Steve Polta

13 / GRIEF

Falling Apart b/w Whither

(Riotous Assembly) Used Split 7-inch $10.00

Grim, mournful doom metal backed with all-female kult sludge / doom metal. Second pressing on black vinyl, from 1993

13 GAUGE / DIETER HENKEL / KLATZKER-CORSANO DUO

3... 2... 1... Zero

(Hot Cars Warp Records) Used LP $7.00

13 Gauge (Chris Corsano, Aaron Mullan, and George Moore) dedicate one side to alto legend Marion Brown and render a post-core, Chick Corea-less “Afternoon of a Georgia Faun.” Their third piece, “Montana Fix,” loosely pays tribute to mushroom legend John Cage. The Klatzker-Corsano duo (cello and drums, respectively) follows with a slightly more melodic but no less frazzled approach. Dieter Henkel abandons his main instrument (drums) and jams guitar, trumpet, and twiddled knobs into the works, bringing this 1997 release to a screeching halt. Hand-painted paste-on cover affixed to old Chopin jacket. Edition of 500

16 BITCH PILE-UP

Bury Me Deep

(Troniks) Used CD $4.00 (Out-of-stock)

A rare album that assuredly sustains a distinct mood of dread throughout its entirety, with the 18-minute “The Dead Boy Would Not Go Away” most successfully enrapturing via minimalism and low-rumbling grime, and “The Earth Was Loose” including an orchestra of motorcycle rev-ups and crashes in the manner of sleazy teen exploitation flicks from the ’50s and ’60s. Bury Me Deep is a bit difficult to process upon the first listen, but coming back to it reveals an incredibly nuanced and pronounced craft, that requires patience and an appreciation for understated disquietude.

16-17

When All Else Fails...

(Vision) Used LP $10.00 (Out-of-stock)

“Aggressive technologies, unconventional sound-generating devices and a positively industrial approach by Alex Buess, Markus Kneubühler, and Knut Remond. On ‘Pedestrian Dub,’ sax and guitar infused with enveloped, processed barbs make each bleat and downstroke sound like wavering sheet metal, and Remond’s shell tones all the more alien.” 1989 pressing

21.PERON

21.Peron

(Arkaplan) Used LP + 7-inch $50.00

Turkish folk prog album from the mid-’70s. Includes “Anlatamiyorum” b/w “Köy Dügünü” seven-inch. Numbered edition 348/400 from 2003

2673 / CURRENT AMNESIA

Current Amnesia / 2673

(Sunshine Disease) Used CDR $5.00

#12/25. Sealed

2673 / KEVIN DRUMM

Kevin Drumm / 2673

(Kitty Play) Used LP $8.00

One side of abrasive noise by each. Edition of 500

3/4 HAD BEEN ELIMINATED

Theology

(Soleilmoon) Used CD $10.00

The group straddles the line between live improvisation and studio experimentation, shaping raw sounds into living pieces and gently dissecting the delicately structured songs into disruptive excursions evocative of moving shadows and swirling leaves. Acoustic instruments and vocals form a familiar reference point, but studio treatments take the music into psychedelic and cinematic realms. Wooden box. Insert. Edition of 450

4G

cloud

(Erstwhile - ERST046) Used 2xCD $12.00

Keith Rowe, Oren Ambarchi, Christian Fennesz and Toshimaru Nakamura, each with extensive discographies and distinctive styles, formed the Four Gentlemen of the Guitar (4g) in 2004, and played a series of shows in Europe and Canada, three of which (from Vand'ouevre, Paris and Victoriaville) are contained on cloud. The widely differing aesthetics of the four musicians meld fluidly, forming hovering, delicate masses of sound. Sealed

666 VOLT BATTERY NOISE

Audio Super Predator

(Pure) Used CD $5.00 (Out-of-stock)

David Brownstead’s harsh noise project from the late 1990s delivers a wall of hellfire and damnation. Crushing, agonized, archetypical noise that never lets up.

7 YEAR RABBIT CYCLE

Wind Machines

(Free Porcupine Society) Used CD $15.00

(Free Porcupine Society) Used LP $15.00

Rob Fisk would loathe having the ten tracks from 2004 described as “super-psychedelic, no wave, beard-core, folk explosion.”
CD includes 16pp book of drawings by Fisk and Jeff Nerkumm. CD is sealed
LP is sealed.

A BAND

Untitled

(Qbico) Used LP $20.00

Collective freak-outs, surreal interludes, hypnotic drones, electronic motifs and strange experimental passages from 1991 — all edited together by Richard Youngs with an ear toward keepin’ it wild — released in 2003. Multicolor vinyl.

A FEAST OF SNAKES

A Feast Of Snakes

(In The Red) Used LP $8.00 (Out-of-stock)

This Dallas, Texas, psycho four-piece match the insanity of the berserk novel by Harry Crews with grimy ass-shakin’ swagger, splats of slide guitar, and the odd pained outburst of screaming distortion.

A THINKING PLAGUE

... A Thinking Plague

(Endemic) Used LP $35.00 (Out-of-stock)

Colorado’s answer to Henry Cow and Art Bears, exploring the frontiers where rock, folk, jazz and modern symphonic music meet. Spray-painted jacket, lyric sheet insert. Edition of 500. From 1984

A TORTURE MECHANISM / MERZBOW

Merzbow / A Torture Mechanism

(Crucial Blast) Used Split CD $7.50 (Out-of-stock)

Merzbow’s “Unknown Tape 1994” is rather slow-paced wall noise, powerful enough to satisfy primal noise cravings. A Torture Mechanism’s roughly cut cassette noise is at times not unlike early Ramleh, with a solid bass end ridden with all sorts of meaty oscillating saw waves. 2001 reissue of Fistfight’s 1999 edition packaged in card a sleeve and held in an A5 sized pink paper folder with two info inserts and two thin clear plastic outer sheets.

ABEL-STEINBERG-WINANT TRIO

Set Of Five

(New Albion - NA036) Used CD $10.00

Violinist David Abel, pianist Julie Steinberg, and percussionist William Winant’s 1990 view of Pacific Rim influences in modern classical composition. Henry Cowell’s title composition and Lou Harrison’s “Varied Trio” use exotic percussion and the-world-is-one inspiration, while John Cage’s “Noctourne” is not so explicit, and Somei Satoh’s “Toki No Mon” opens time to “not simply progress from past into future, but slowly describes a circle.” The five-part “Invocations to Vahakn” by Alan Hovhaness delves further through cultural icons to the ancient Armenian sun god.

ANTON GARCIA ABRIL / MARCELLO GIOMBINI

…4..3..2..1…Morte

(Dagored) Used LP $12.00

Original soundtrack recordings for the 1967 cult sci-fi movie. Bizarre voice-only tracks, electronic themes, organ-based rhythmic jazz with a psychedelic vibe — perfect background for tales of Perry Rhodan’s space adventures. Gatefold jacket. 180-gram vinyl

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

JOHN ADAMS / GAVIN BRYARS / CHRISTOPHER HOBBS

Ensemble Pieces

(Obscure) Used LP $15.00 (Out-of-stock)

Two pieces by a member of AMM (cheerful, repetitive carols on organ, bells and toy piano), one of which is based compositionally on the stiching pattern of a sweater, three austere and slowly evolving instrumentals from a live recording with Adams’s New Music Ensemble, San Francisco. And Bryars’s extraordinary ensemble piece performed by himself, Derek Bailey and Cornelius Cardew mimicking a pre-recorded cassette and shifting from lounge jazz music something more aleatory. 1978 repress of 1975 LP

BARRY ADAMSON

Moss Side Story

(Mute) Used LP $8.00

Elements of rock, voices from news reports, blood-curdling wordless female vocals (courtesy of Diamanda Galás), lounge keyboards, and swirling funereal ambient music are interwoven on this taut and compelling, three-act concept album from 1989.

BARRY ADAMSON

Stranger On A Couch

(Central Control International) Used CD $5.00

Ninth solo album, from 2006, swinging through dark pop, atmospheric instrumentals, demented circus music, catchy pop spilling over with Hammond organ and acoustic strumming, slide guitar and a big harmonica hook, cinematic soul, martial drums, beautiful string synths and piano, funk and dub leanings.

BARRY ADAMSON

The Negro Inside Me

(Mute) Used LP $8.00

Six tracks from 1993. A burst of spiraling horns rushing headlong into an up-tempo Hammond-organ-versus-James-Bond jazz-funk groove; Latin-edged, cymbal-intensive percussion rhythm; scratched record samples, electronic noises and slow-mo hip-hop breaks that wouldn’t sound out of place on a Massive Attack album; orchestral textures and piano motifs; layers of hip-hop percussion and organ flourishes; sparse and funky wah-wah guitar; slow and lounge-y café jazz for piano and vibes.

ADMIRAL ANGRY

Buster

(Sentient - SR02) CD $10.75

(Sentient - SR02) Used CD $7.00

Massive is an understatement. Absolutely monolithic down-tuned guitar assaults twist through almost mechanized, mind-bending rhythms while tortured vocals narrate how wretched life actually is, like a monstrous cyborg in the process of human extermination, all too aware of the atrocities it commits.

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.

ILYAS AHMED

The Vertigo of Dawn Time

(Time Lag) Used LP $8.00

A complete tonal voyage from 2008, opening with a dark ritual of dueling reeds and buzzing drones, erupting into seriously burning psych raga built from totally heavy, jamming, acoustic guitar licks, eastern grooving hand percussions, stoned backwards or fuzzed-out electric guitar splatters, and subtle creaky drones. Nearly unintelligible vocals swirl beautifully. Woozy, head-bobbing, and completely there. 180g vinyl in a custom fabric-textured heavy gatefold jacket with black and red ink.

PEGGY AHWESH / BARBARA ESS

Radio Guitar

(Ecstatic Peace) Used CD $6.00 (Out-of-stock)

Nine untitled tracks from 2001, with Ess on effects-saturated guitar and Ahwesh playing the short wave radio as if it’s a musical instrument. Partly planned, partly spontaneous musical compositions of dense and often melodic sounds and noise.

AKABUSHI

Chonmage

(Satsugai Enka) Used 3-inch CD $10.00

Lo-fi destroyed hardcore from 1994 by Seiichi Yamamoto (Boredoms, Omoide Hatoba) and Toyohito Yoshikawa (Boredoms, UFO or Die, Grind Orchestra). Fourteen tracks in under 15 minutes. In standard size CD jewelbox, with 8pp book of drawings. Includes obi

AKALA

Delicate Instruction

(Pure) Used CD $5.00

Rather dark, slowly enveloping noise fields from 1996, manifested with synths, loops and radio sounds. Primitively made but with intensity.

AKATEN

Akaten

(Magaibutsu) Used CD $10.00 (Out-of-stock)

Using a moniker that translates “red heaven,” Tsuyama Atsushi (Omoide Hatoba) and Yoshida Tatsuya (Ruins) embrace irresponsibility by using common objects like scissors, toothbrush, zipper, camera and plastic bottle as percussion, and brand names shouted over and over as the lyrics. Low cost, maximum sound effect, experimental convenience store punk recorded 1995. Paper bag cover with glue-on artwork.

NOËL AKCHOTÉ / ROLAND AUZET / LUC FERRARI

Impro-Micro-Acoustique

(Blue Chopsticks) Used CD $9.00

Impressed by Akchoté mistreating his instrument in his characteristic, inimitable manner, the venerable composer regarded the Parisian guitarist’s solo set as “new, real-time concrete.” Auzet, who had previously performed the demanding percussion part in Ferrari’s Cellule 75, is another obvious choice for this trio, with Ferrari on piano – utterly at home and in-the-moment for this first encounter in 2003. This meticulously crafted assemblage of shifting sonic perspectives is “a play of depths, where individual attacks come abruptly and unpredictably to the fore. Its taut, edge-of-seat, aggressive interplay is deployed within the wondrous frame of Ferrari’s montage.”

MASAMI AKITA

The Prosperity Of Vice, The Misfortune Of Virtue

(I Release) Used CD $8.00

EMS synthesizer, Ishibashi theremin, tapes, and noise electronics. Composeed for the Theatre play Akutoku No Sakae/ Bitoku No Fuko by Romantica, and based on the Marquis De Sade’s Historie De Juliette Ou Les Prosperites Du Vice and Les Infortunes De La Vertu. From 1996

TETUZI AKIYAMA

International Domestic

(Corpus Hermeticum) Used CD $5.00

In these duets by Akiyama with guitarist Greg Malcolm, no-input mixing board whiz Toshimaru Nakamura, and Bruce Russell on electronics and clavioline, you’ll hear “how aggressive and off-balance a music founded on restraint can get,” promises Paris Transatlantic. “Akiyama leaves vast spaces between his jagged twangs and clanks…, and does things to his guitar pickups with a steak knife that would have a sushi chef sweating. Nakamura’s work is more disjointed here too, and their fourteen-minute duet packs a few nasty surprises. The duet with Malcolm sounds more like what you’d expect to hear in Tokyo’s Off Site, but Russell … is more confrontational…. Their duet emerges out of a babble of audience noise … [and] exists in a permanent state of impending catastrophe, building a fantastic sense of tension that’s all too often lacking in Japanese-style micro-improv.”

TETUZI AKIYAMA / JASON KAHN / UTAH KAWASAKI

Luwa

(Rossbin) Used CD $5.00 (Out-of-stock)

Analog improv trio date led by Akiyama (on tape delayed electric guitar) with Kahn on modular synth and cymbal, and Kawasaki on dismantled Roland synthesizer.

TETUZI AKIYAMA

Résophonie

(A Bruit Secret) Used CD $8.00

Prepared guitar played with a resonator. “Strings buzz…, as … the resonator triggering unsuspected responses from the paper clips, pens, and other objects inserted under the strings,” say All Music Guide. “The pieces sound both harsh and crystalline…; in the realm of reductionis / lowercase avant-garde music, this album comes as a strange proposition.”

AKRON/FAMILY

Akron/Family

(Young God) Used CD $3.00 (Out-of-stock)

“Opaque psych-folk weirdness [from 2005] with each of the Brooklyn band’s four principal members receiv[ing] a ‘bric-a-brac’ credit next to the more conventional listings for guitar, piano, melodica, glockenspiel, and percussion…. Unidentifiable noises have a way of splattering suddenly across the album’s plaintive acoustics…. melding … animalistic percussion, layered voices, pleading melody, and hints of electronic noisemaking to the lo-fi aesthetic….”

AKRON/FAMILY

Love Is Simple

(Young God) Used CD + DVD $7.00 (Out-of-stock)

Chaos, rock action, tribal bongo-banging, sentimental sing-alongs and pop gems galore. From 2007. Sealed

ALEPH EMPIRE

Playback Device Confusion Volume One

(Mego) Used CD $3.00 (Out-of-stock)

Recorded live at Rhiz Records, Austria, 2002. Guests include Tiefpunk Crew, Schimpfluch-Gruppe International, Good Looking Communists, Costes, Fear Of God, K2, R. H.Y Yau, Raionbashi, Noize Punishment, Mouse, General Dub, Doormouse & Stuntrock, and Arsedestroyer. Shaped CD, packaged in a slimline jewelcase, with obi. Sealed

ALESSANDRO ALESSANDRONI

Inchiesta

(Sonor Music Editions) Used LP $30.00

Sweet funk-drama tracks from the ’70s, recorded as a sound library session for Italian television. Edition of 500.

ALKIBAR GIGNOR

La Paix

(Sahel Sounds) Used LP $10.00

This garage rock band from Mali loads their battered hand-me-down guitars, drum kit, amplifiers, speakers and generators onto donkey carts, regularly tours throughout off-the-grid farming villages of the Timbouctou area, and blasts their trademark electrified sound under star-filled skies, sometimes getting paid in sacks of rice.

MARSHALL ALLEN / HAMID DRAKE / KIDD JORDAN / WILLIAM PARKER / ALAN SILVA

All-Star Game

(Eremite) Used CD $17.00

“There’s much to celebrate about these two discs, classic encounters of the energy chapter of free jazz -- in each case two saxophones and rhythm section blowing toward some apocalyptic possibility; no theme in sight, with power and conviction that have too often seemed drained from American free jazz. What happens in each case is an explosion of impassioned utterance, soul-searing work in the rituals first defined by Ayler, Coltrane, Sanders, and the Sun Ra reed section of which Marshall Allen was a member. These may not, in any sense, be regular bands, but they’re bands without a weak link, whether ego-centric, technical or conceptual. The All-Star Game features what is unquestionably the senior ensemble. It’s a marvelous meeting in which Allen and Jordan dance across the pulsing maze of multiplying rhythms set up by Drake an\d the two basses of Parker and Silva (another early presence). While Jordan unquestionably belongs in the All-Star Game, he is among the most under-rated of musicians, a fountain of torrid energy and exalted invention who is entirely worthy of this rhythm section.” From 2000. Clipped corner

ALLEYPISSER / KAM HASSAH / PAUL KNOWLES / FRANCISCO MEIRINO / GERRITT WITTMER

Unifying Themes

(Misanthropic Agenda - MAR034) Used LP $18.00

A study of themes that unite as a whole across geographic, linguistic and cultural barriers. Edition of 90.

ALTAR OF FLIES

Let New Life Rise In The Face Of Death

(Hasten & Korset - 045) Used CD $24.00

This CD reissue of Mattias Gustafsson’s haunted and solitary tape (Sprachloss Verlag 2011) includes two new compositions, one with Joachim Nordwall on analogue synths and effects. “Although the trademark oscillator, synth and feedback work of Altar of Flies still echoes in the tracks,” notes Peter Henning, “Let New Life Rise In The Face OF Death references classic avant-garde composition as much as it embraces the seedy grit of industrial and noise music…. [A] haunting blend of environmental and found sounds that seriously throws out a challenge to the established canon of Swedish concrète.” Edition of 300.

AMADINDA PERCUSSION GROUP

4' 33"

(Hungaraton) Used LP $10.00

Ionization by Edgard Varèse; Toccata by Carlos Chávez; John Cage’s 4’33, Third Construction, and Amores; and Double Music by Cage and Lou Harrison. Zoltán Kocsis, piano. Aurél Holló and Benedek Tóth, percussion. From 1989

AMADINDA PERCUSSION GROUP

Ragtime • African Music

(Hungaraton) Used LP $7.00

István Márta’s Doll’s House Story; László Sáry’s Pebble Playing In A Pot; John Cage’s Second Construction; two pieces of traditional African music, and two by George Hamilton Green. From 1987

OREN AMBARCHI / MARTIN NG

Reconnaissance

(Staubgold) Used CD $5.00

Analog electronics and guitar fused together, a subtle and compelling realignment of Eastern and Western minimalist traditions.

OREN AMBARCHI / HADO HO / SCOTT HORSCROFT

Untitled

(Textile) Used Split LP $6.00 (Out-of-stock)

Alien beauty and impossible explorations by the Australian guitarists backed with Takehito Nakazato’s manipulation of feedback noises and squeal, bad cable connections, loud mic tapping, electric hum, feedback squeals.

ELISA AMBROGIO / KARL BAUER

Yankee Psychic Hygine

(Spirit of Orr) Used 7-inch $3.00 (Out-of-stock)

Explosive subtle motion and jarring delicateness collide and co-mingle through two long sides on this collaborative joint by one half of The Magik Markers and the psych mind behind Axolotl.

AMK

Play

(Pure) Used CD $5.00 (Out-of-stock)

Loops of spliced flexi-discs — a monument to recycled sounds. Guests include Michael Johnson, Wm. Christman, Chemical Toybox, Damion Romero, PBK, and Crawl Unit.

AMM

From A Strange Place

(PSF) Used CD $15.00 (Out-of-stock)

As with many a concert by mature incarnations of AMM, a large portion of this 1995 live event in Japan is quiet, spare, and gestural. Pianist John Tilbury is in post-Feldman mode throughout, softly raining isolated, lovely figures while Eddie Prévost delicately, if atonally, bows cymbals and other metals, and quietly rustles objects over his drumheads. Keith Rowe’s muted rubbings and radio transmission are supremely attuned to the ruminations of his companions.

AMON DÜÜL

Paradieswärts Düül

(Captain Trip - CTCD017) Used CD $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

1995 reissue of their third album (Ohr 1971). Includes two bonus tracks "Eternal Flow" and "Paramechanical World," from their only seven-inch (Ohr 1970).

GILBERT AMY

Une Saisin En Enfer

(INA-GRM / Harmonia Mundi) Used LP $22.00

For soprano, child’s voice, piano, percussion and electroacoustic device. Based on Rimbuad’s poem A Season In Hell. Treatments vary from the linear to polyphonic choir to ambiguous, sometimes strongly distorted by electronic processes, sometimes mixed with fragments of recorded vocals. Au Français, naturellement.

ANAKRID

Fever Dream Fever

(Stereonucleosis) Used LP $11.00

Includes a black and white insert. #140/200

PATXI ANDIÓN

La Hora Lobicán

(Lemuria) Used CD $16.00

The return of historically significant Basque singer-songwriter revered for his ability to capture in song, through cultural and political comment, the lights and shadows of the Spanish society of the 1970s. Sealed

ANDROID SISTERS

Best of The Android Sisters

(EM) Used CD $45.00

2004 Japanese reissue of the PKD-inspired Songs of Electronic Despair (Vangaurd, 1984), which combines MIDI / Synclavier, genre-hopping, dual femme robot-disco vox, and social satire. Includes five previously unavailable tracks taken from various episodes of 1980s radio series “RUBY: The Galactic Gumshoe” plus 48-page book of facts, interviews, and lyrics in Japanese and English.

ANGELS OF LIGHT

How I Loved You

(Young God) Used CD $10.00

Far from M. Gira’s usual terrain of brute excess and into a zone of languid reverie, bittersweet longing, this 2001 album is “largely acoustic with a palette of oblique electronic washes and blurred sonic architectures applied for cavernous, orchestral atmosphere. Its elegance is seductive.” With Gira on vocals, guitars, and effects; Christoph Hahn on lap and electric guitars; Lawrence Mullins on percussion; Dana Shecter on bass and piano; Birgit-Cassis Staudt on accordion, piano, and Casio; and Thor Harris on dulcimer and piano, joined by Bliss Blood on vocals and Kid Congo Powers on electric guitar. Digipak. Sealed.

ANGELS OF LIGHT

New Mother

(Young God) Used CD $8.00

“M. Gira continues with his intentional break from Swans. Anything but a softening of his art…, New Mother instead … experiment[s] even further, concentrating on acoustic guitar songs accompanied by a variety of musicians…. The general feel of the entire record draws on a juxtaposition of lush ’60s American and European pop orchestration (the use of a banjo inevitably recalls Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks) with often stark, ominous recordings and arrangements…, creating a marvelous.…” Digipak.

ANGELS OF LIGHT

Sing Other People

(Young God) Used CD $8.00

Pitchfork calls this 2005 album “a gutsy record. It maintains the band’s lo-fi intimacy while expanding its breadth to include back-up singing and more voluminous instrumentation. Fans of Everything Is Good Here / Please Come Home, the Angels’ tumultuous 2003 stab at lysergic goth-folk, shouldn’t be faulted for thinking they’re hearing a different band altogether. Part of this metamorphosis can be attributed to the assistance of fellow Young God signees Akron/Family. ‘Lena’s Song’ stakes Michael Gira’s booming baritone against a glistening backdrop of nylon-string plucking, fretless bass, glockenspiel, and a chipper Beach Boys-esque vocal harmony. The song proves Angels of Light capable of clarity and levity…. ‘My Friend Thor’ is as subtle an act of self-immolation as a club to the head from its namesake: It starts acoustic, with a laconic Gira following the rigid outline of his strumming, before he’s blindsided by a burbling gamelan orchestra. The detour moves the song from the sound of stark isolation to a full-on fireside jamboree, replete with a veritable tabernacle-full of backup vocalists.” Digipak

ANGELS OF LIGHT

We Are Him

(Young God) Used CD $6.00

On the sixth and “most engaging [of Michael Gira’s albums] as Angels of Light,” according to Pitchfork, “he’s backed by one of the most impressive guest lists of the year (Akron/Family providing the basic tracks, plus new friends or longtime collaborators Larkin Grimm, David Garland, and Bill Rieflin)…, [and has] rarely sounded this foreboding: Prodded by a scathing, raw violin drone and a daring chorus of sirens, it’s an escalating dirge for the collapse of society, full of floods, blood and mouths too stupid to scream. Beneath an electric guitar twitter, heavy drums and furious strings…, Gira hands down … imprecations.” Digipak edition from 2007

KENNETH ANGER / BRIAN BUTLER

Technicolor Skull

(Ajna Offensive) Used LP (one-sided) $14.00

This multi-media sound and video project features Anger on theremin and Butler on guitar, effects, and related gadgets, released to coincide with Anger’s Icons opening at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. Twenty-one minutes. Red vinyl, 180g. Edition of 666.

ANIMALS + MEN

Never Bought Never Sold

(Mississippi) Used LP $8.00

Three 45s and early demos, all recorded between 1979-1983. For fans of early UK DIY, Messthetics, Hyped2Death, etc.

ANP

Absolut Null Plunkt Live In Japan

(Important) Used CD $6.00

Stark pummeling fusion from 2003 by Zeni Geva founder KK Null and original Fushitsusha drummer Seijiro Murayama, combining elements of free jazz, heavy rock, industrial noise, glitch and free improv dynamics. Sealed.

GEORGE ANTHEIL

Ballet Mécanique

(Phillips) Used LP $8.00 (Out-of-stock)

The notorious title track has a now-predictable history as a provoker of violence within the papered seats of the symphony hall, though it started as a soundtrack for a film by Fernand Léger and Dudley Murphy. This 1982 edition predates any performance of the piece as written, since the tools to synchronize all the instruments weren’t readily available until the 1990s (plus, its New York performance in 1927 was so godawful, fifty years had to elapse before anybody wanted to touch it). Includes “Jazz Symphony” performed by Netherlands Wind Ensemble, “Violin Sonata No. 1 Finale,” and “Violin Sonata No. 2” performed by Vera Beths (violin) and Reinbert De Leeuw (piano). Dutch pressing.

ANTLER / RICHARD MELTZER / ROBERT POLLARD / SMEGMA / VOM

Complete Soundtrack for The Tropic of Nipples

(Off - 998) Used CD $10.00

A once-in-a-lifetime sickness: Guided By Voices chairman joins forces with Blue Oyster Cult lyricist and long-running noise outfits for oddball bubble-and-burn words and music. Features all twelve tracks from the out-of-print seven-inch version, plus eleven bonus cuts.

APT J(EXT)IE IRRCHIE

Night Wearing Feathers / Sunshine Bus Rider

(Black Horizons) Used LP $10.00

Surreal concrete assemblages by Jennie Richie and irr. app (ext). Both tracks are rhythmic, spacey and dada inspired weirdness – one from 2005, previously released by PsychForm Records label in 2006, backed with a new recording from 2012. Edition of 234.

AQUARIANA

Aquariana

(Drag City) Used LP $14.00

Aquariana’s album was started in the early 1970s, during The Source Family’s move from their base in Los Angeles to Hawaii. Forty years later, one can finally hear her questing passion and soulful devotion, with all but one song performed solo on the piano. Her lyrics sing of the spirit with pure visions, but are all directed to the source through the focus of her true love: Yahowa.

ARASTOO & AEMAE

Ostrakon

(Isounderscore) Used LP $3.00

Two eleven-minute, creepily relaxed compositions by San Franciscan pianist Arastoo Darakhshan and producer / sound artist Brandon Nickell.

ARCANE DEVICE / PGR

Fetish

(Silent - SR9009) Used CD $8.00

The inexplicable, alien communiqué by David Myers, “Penetrating Black Ice,” uses rhythmically repeated and sustained feedback tones, vibrations, static and resonances to penetrate the subconscious. With the use of a sampler, various sound effects, and a guest appearance by AMK, Kim Cascone attempts something similar on four shorter tracks of cloudy, paranoid drone and ominous sound vapor.

SCOTT ARFORD / R.H.Y. YAU

Edit For Unconscious

(Auscultare Research) Used Split CD $3.00

“Arford’s ‘Drift Counter’ is a white wash of buzzer noise and open mic sizzle,” says Igloo Magazine. “At about 23 minutes the isolated energy of the mower-like sonics freeze the subconscious for a moment and stir-fry it back up again…. Drops of threatening noise taunt in Yau’s ‘Second Coming,’ like a griddling of some type of hovering being that gets caught in the radiant glow of drone. The track climaxes to a gas-like explosion which melts all in its course to the din of reverberation. Edit for Unconsciousness also includes Arford’s barely grounded ‘Headworms,’ originally released as part of a split mini-CD with the Haters. The piece has a molten core slow-roasting all in/outputs. Yau’s ‘Realia’ opens this recording with a quick cut-up-cum-slow-perk approach. Its mild side is nothing if not an eerie message from a force outside of our realm. Suddenly the plug is pulled and wavers out in slow motion. The drama invigorates and has the ability to give you the shakes.” From 2001

ARMENIA

Sonic Experimentation

(Bizarre Audio Arts) Used CDR $6.00 (Out-of-stock)

1995 noise by Sabatto, Coronel and F. Torres using tapes, old records, machines, pipes. Stickered label.

DAN ARMSTRONG / RADBOUD MENS

Fitness Landscape

(Takashi Mobile) Used CD $5.00

Live and studio guitar / electronics from 2009 and 2010.

ARTIFICIAL MEMORY TRACE

Boto [Encantado]

(Ini Itu) LP $16.00

(Ini Itu) Used LP $11.00

“Decomposed and recomposed” landscapes and details, mostly centered around the Boto (Inia geoffrensis geoffrensis), also known as Amazon River Dolphin or Pink Dolphin. Sounds are isolated, cut, scaled up or down, modified and finally reassembled in a delicate and peaceful collage. At times enigmatic, intimate and pastoral, it slowly reveal its nuances. Liner notes include descriptions of the source sounds and a short essay on metamorphic animals. Edition of 250.

ARTIFICIAL MEMORY TRACE

Distori (Noah)

(Sondris) Used CD $5.00

Slawek Kwi’s late ’90s recordings of birds, amphibians, and insects in their natural environments, mixed with bits of a computer crash captured on tape and synthesized voice samples.

ARTIFICIAL MEMORY TRACE

Vol 5: Th Ality Absfract

(Audioview) Used CD $7.00

This volume of Slavek Kwi’s project concentrates on pulsation and rhythm. All sounds used come from concrete sources (birds, animals, household objects, street sounds, etc.), except for a computer voice and the drum beats, which were taken from a sampler CD. The astonishing number of layers give these works unusual depth. There is a whole ecosystem living in this CD ready to engulf.

ARTIFICIAL SUBTERRANNE

Water Regions Of The Southwest USA

(Wholly Other) Used CD $3.00

Long and layered bass-triggered synth pieces by Paul Guilford / Locasta of the Dave Dove Paul Duo form an oblique concept album related to the fact that there are no naturally occurring lakes in Texas. Sounds range from appropriately aquatic to ambient (if your idea of ambiance is a construction site).

ARTISTS AGAINST APARTHEID

Unity + Peace = Strength

(Hanson) Used CDR $30.00

One twenty-minute track from 1998 performed by James T Harper, Steve Kenney, Aaron Dilloway, Adris Hoyos, Andrew Wilkes-Krier, Dan Hosker, Andy Roach. Edition of 40.

MASAYO ASAHARA

Saint Catherine Torment

(Discus) Used CD $5.00

Martin Archer’s atmospheric and varied improvisation from 2005 orchestrated with piano samples which are by turns aggressively insistent and delicately shaded. Shades of Stockhausen and Galina Ustvolskaya.

ASH CASTLES ON THE GHOST COAST

Ash Castles On The Ghost Coast

(Wholly Other) Used CD $6.00 (Out-of-stock)

“The only full-length to emerge from the half-decade partnership between Galveston-based experimental musicians Shawn David McMillen and Heather Leigh Murray, Ash Castles on the Ghost Coast remains a highly listenable node on the Ptolemaic Terrascope-driven lo-fi psych scene of the mid-’90s,” explains All Music Guide. “Though McMillen would go on to make more guitar-oriented recordings for Tompkins Square and others, guitar is often only an instrument in the palette here. On ‘Ride Cactus Glide Cliff Explode,’ it acts as a source of detonation and disorientation, a layer of sound atop a percolating bed of noise. Elsewhere, it behaves almost normally — which is to say, it is strummed acoustically — on the vaguely folky ‘Dust of My Grave.’ But even there, the six strings drip into home-recorded reverb trails, instantly [placing it] on the global psychedelic timeline. The album has both vague inclinations toward prettiness [and] totally scorched noise jams…, unified by a distinct home-recorded sheen, the sound of creativity and youth.” Hand-painted inserts

ROBERT ASHLEY

String Quartet Describing The Motions Of Large Real Bodies

(Alga Marghen) Used CD $8.00

Originally composed in 1972 — for an opera based on the text of “In Sara, Mencken, Christ and Beethoven There Were Men and Women” — when significant changes in electronic instrumentation were just beginning, and recorded at the Center for Contemporary Music, Oakland, California, that same year, Ashley’s twenty-minute piece calls for an electronic orchestra of forty-two sound-producing modules, where the string quartet makes intentional but unpremeditated streams and pulses like pitched clicks, which go directly to a set of four loudspeakers, but are also delayed electronically and sent to a series networks activated when original sounds and delayed sound coincide. One version of “How Can I Tell the Difference?” uses electronic orchestra sounds and other collages ingredients, such as reverberations and motorcycles sounds inside San Francisco’s underground labyrinth of concrete tunnels constructed by the military in the 1930s. On a second version from 1973, a solo string player opens and closes the sound gates to electronic reverberations and prerecorded sounds running continuously with the performance. With eight-page booklet of scores and liner notes by Ashley.

ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS / UNIVERSAL INDIANS

Ashtray Navigations / Universal Indians

(Betley Welcomes Careful Drivers) Used split CDR $12.00

“In the welter of home recording releases, it has to be said there is nobody quite like Phil Todd and his splendid Ashtray Navigations,” promises Sound Projector. “No other music sounds as chronically symptomatic of a week-long influenza fever, fraught with hallucinogenic visions of discomfort.... [S]tarting off with a whimpering puppy of a toy organ loop [the CD follows] the corridors of sound-leakage, ambient room recordings and noisy clutter with a suite of metal guitar solos…. Universal Indians … play very loud guitar and drums…, turgid and slow…, while the vocals are wrenched from the chest cavity of the singer as though he’s being given the Heimlich maneuver by a masked wrestler.”

ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS

Four More Raga Moods

(Ikuisuus) Used CD $4.00 (Out-of-stock)

Four more slow-glowing trance bombs that combine lucid, transparent guitar gliss with spectral folk, subliminal drones and guest appearances from Alex Neilson, Ben Reynolds, Mel Delaney, Chris Hladowski, Matt Cairns, Andy Jarvis and Pete Nolan of Magik Markers, et al. From 2006

ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS

Four Raga Moods

(Betley Welcomes Careful Drivers) Used CD $15.00 (Out-of-stock)

There are indeed four untitled tracks from 1997 here, the first of which clocks in at a monolithic 41 minutes. “Compared to other Ashtray indulgences from the same era, it’s downright minimal,” observes Outer Space Gamelan, “Based around what I’d approximate to be harmonium, guitar, cheap percussion, field recordings, effects pedals, violin.... The only two general constants are a hazy pool of tape buzz, static and a woozy hand-drum rhythm…. At times it sounds like Phil Todd is trying to communicate a greater whole through an impenetrable wall of static, like a busted Walkman picking up alien satellite feeds or a shortwave radio station occurring just beyond the limits of the dial.”

ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS

To Your Fucking Feather’d Wings

(Gold Soundz) Used CDR $4.00

“Great, epic, slow-burning, surreal drone rock,” swears Head Heritage. “One of Phil Todd’s best.”

ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS

Use Copenhagen 69 Guitars & Park Drive Circular Effects Pedals Exclusively

(Siltbreeze) Used LP $15.00

Solo guitar effectery by Phil Todd (Inca Eyeball, Target Shoppers, Ceramic Hobs). Overdub upon overdub of acidic, vibrating good-sound that should surely complement the eye lids at a comfortable half mast, especially on the synth-drenched side-long “Phaser Like a Block of Salt.” Numbingly electric. Edition of 500. Sealed

ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS

You Cannot Tell Cigars By The Picture On The Box

(Celebrate Psi Phenomenon) Used CD $7.00 (Out-of-stock)

“Bedroom legends shower the parched earth with canonized filth and cheap-tape degradation,” sputters The Wire, “Setting a brand new bench mark in foggy-psychic-swuzz. Six extended tracks that run the gamut of ooze, sliming a cast of guest contributors along the way.”

ED ASKEW

Ed Askew

(ESP-Disk') Used CD $6.00

Ask The Unicorn from 1968 plus three tracks selected by Askew — “Accordion Man” from WYBC radio1970, “Green Song” from the early 1970s, and “A Soldier’s Song” from 2005.

ED ASKEW

Little Eyes

(Destijl) Used LP $40.00

Outsider folk 1970 originally recorded for ESP as a follow-up to Ask The Unicorn but never released until 2005. Little Eyes was performed in one take, and features Askew on voice, piano, and tipple (a cross between an adapted lute and larger, ten-string ukulele). A grand, sad and beautiful seduction. Rice paper front cover, photocopy back cover.

ASS BABOONS OF VENUS

Go Go Telescope

(EastWest Japan) Used CD $11.00 (Out-of-stock)

“Tantric tantrum dum-dum go-go music” is how KFJC tags this hard-to-find import disc. “As catchy as your favorite STD. Fashion king husband and helium queen wife dote over their child, the drum machine. Unlike their Stingy Banana releases, most lyrics here are in Japanese but the titles tell the story pretty well. Stupid, silly, and sexy with a banzai scream. This is mangled musical manga. Cartoon tunes that rawk!”

ASS BABOONS OF VENUS

Phuket A La Bum Bum

(Bulb) Used CD $5.00

This is some fucked-up shit. While general roustabout Bob Limp thumps along in the background on a variety of acoustic, analog and digital instruments, Japanese comedienne Naoko Nozawa screeches in the foreground like a geisha with a foot caught in a bear trap. The arrangements are riffy, repetitive, and not afraid to use a slide whistle or a bit of hobo scatting. “Headache For Sisyphus” alternates a propulsive, quasi-tropical Casio beat and a creepy chorus of tiny voices. Echoes of Mr. Quintron, The Boredoms, that comedy bit Margaret Cho does about her mother, a heavily medicated Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, and all manner of deviant influences. Disturbing, distressing, but ultimately loads of fun. From 2002. Sealed

ASS BABOONS OF VENUS

Spanking The Species

(Stingy Banana) Used CD $6.00

Bad-ass craziness from Japanese comedienne Naoko Nozawa as she squeaks, chirps and howls her way through twelve rockin’, noisy songs with the abandon of an insane seven year old.

ASTRO / CORNUCOPIA

Deep Wind

(Quasi Pop) Used CD $5.00

Intercontinental file-swapping is the means that yielded this collaboration between Japanese noise bigwig Hiroshi Hasegawa and Puerto Rico’s harsh noise / experimental electronic duo, released by a scrappy Ukrainian label. Both long tracks on Deep Wind are based by each artist on the other’s noise. This complex, sometimes brutal and disturbing journey beyond the margins of consciousness incorporates totally psychedelic sounds, extreme frequencies, and deep, pulsating drones. Oversized gatefold jacket.

AUBE / FUMIO KOSAKAI / MONDE BRUITS / KATSUMI SUGAHARA

Aube / Katsumi / Kosakai / Monde Bruits

(Japan Overseas) Used CD $14.00

From the late 1990s, when some Japanese noisemakers were taking a turn at ambience. This untitled comp sprawls toward the deeply droning side of the kosmische found on early Cluster and Klaus Schulze records.

AUBE

Cerebral Disturbance

(Anomalous) Used LP picture disc $25.00

Three pieces of harsh, piercing noise from 1998 using the sounds of brain waves / electroencephalogram as source material. Two-color silk-screen on both sides of outer bag. Edition of 625

AUBE / COCK E.S.P.

Maschinenwerk

(Charnel Music) Used CD $10.00

Powerful machine-noise sounds from 1996 supplied by Cock ESP and de-composed by Aube. Letterpress jacket. Edition of 1000.

AUBE / RLW

Organized

(Meeuw Muzak) Used 10-inch $12.00

RLW used recordings of an electronic organ and a ringing bell both played by Akifumi Nakajima. Aube used recordings of a church organ made by Ralf Wehowsky. Red vinyl from the mid-’90s. Edition of 300

AUBE

Pulse Resonator

(Praxis Dr. Bearmann) Used LP + 7-inch $35.00

Coherent VCO recordings from 1995. “Highly electric and often piercing sound,” says Freak Animal, “but not very ripping like loudest of the noise. More ‘artistic’ with perfection on capturing the sonic qualities.” Red twelve-inch vinyl. Clear seven-inch vinyl. With obi. Numbered edition of 275.

AUBE

Sensorial Inducement

(Alien8) Used LP $15.00

Akifumi Nakajima uses one monophonic analog synthesizer, a Roland SH-2, which allows hints of very abstract techno, but is at times most prominently reminiscent of Alien Bog-era Oliveros or David Kristian’s Cricklewood.

AUBE

Spiral Tricle Distillation

(Rund Und Dem Watzmann) Used LP picture disc $18.00

Composed, mixed, and recorded at Studio Mecca, Kyoto, Nov. ’95 – Jan ’96 using only the sound of water as source material. Silkscreened plastic sleeve

AUSCHWITZ

Rule Of Spirit

(Alchemy) Used CD $25.00

2004 reissue of the 1987 heavy psych album by Naoto Hayashi and company. Sealed with obi

AVEY TARE / GEOLOGIST / PANDA BEAR

Danse Manatee

(Catsup Plate) Used CD $18.00

The Animal Collective brings in a live electronics ringer for this stranger, darker 2001 follow-up to Spirit They’ve Gone Spirit They’ve Vanished (Animal 2000) -- a soundtrack to a meandering journey to nowhere in particular. Complex lattices of noise and streams of consciousness, the marriage of clanking drone to disembodied voice. Hand assembled “matchbox-style” CD slipcases with four-color silkscreened art.

AX

Nova Feedback

(Freek) Used LP $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

Rumbling, bass-heavy sludge from 1988-94 by Anthony DiFranco (Ramleh, Skullflower, JFK, Ethnic Acid), whose metallic immensity is indebted to industrial electronics, Krautrock, and heavy psychedelia.

AXEMEN

Sac Tap Nut Jam

(Spacecase) Used LP $6.00 (Out-of-stock)

The first new full length in twenty-one years by this New Zealand quartet with 1980s releases on Flying Nun and a string of reissues on Siltbreeze reunites Steve McCabe and Stu Kawowski with Dragan Stojanovic (who played on 1987’s Derry Legend) and brings in William Daymond. Like The Swell Maps, The Axemen sound is hard to define and defies easy categorization, but don’t let that compel you to withhold a warm welcome for the Beatles / Dylan pop of Stojanovic’s “These Days,” nor to McCabe’s post punk-influenced “Doctor’s On Speed Dial” as well as his inimitable voice and stream-of-consciousness lyrics at the forefront on “Google That Girl.” Black vinyl. Edition of 500.

ONISHI AYA / RINJI FUKUOKA / MICHEL HENRITZI / JUNKO

Live At Penguin House

(An’Archives) Used CDR $10.00

Noise improv from 2007 with a degree of attention to detail worthy of classical ballet by Hijo Kaidan vocalist, Sekiri / Nihilist Spasm Band percussionist, Overhang Party founder on guitar and violin, and Dustbreeders’ guitarist. With red paper seal. Edition of 125

AYLERS ANGELS / FAKE HAND

Frozen Hammer Vs. Ancient Axe

(Hot Cars Warp Records) Used LP $6.00

Eccentric free jazz and jazz rock from 1996. Paste-on cover with rubber stamp. Edition of 500

AZ

Music For Scattered Brains

(SG Research) Used LP $18.00

Abrasive and non-musical solo album from 1985 by Azita Youseffi of The Scissor Girls and Bride Of No No. With areas of vintage-sounding synthesizer seemingly set on “ducks farting,” tape manipulation, and out-of-nowhere accordion solo. Silkscreened jacket with metallic tape.

BAD BRAINS

Black Dots

(Caroline) Used LP $30.00 (Out-of-stock)

1979 snapshot of a band at the cusp of their utmost aesthetic purity, wailing through a punk rock masterpiece that downplays the guitar in favor of the bass and soaking wet dubwise drums clearly influenced by Jamaican and British space reggae, and overdriven vocals. Includes great liner notes that dryly recount the dismal dead-end existences of the musicians that inspired the songs, every one of which are terse expositions on existential panic. Colored vinyl, numbered edition of 1000. Sealed.

BADFINGER

BBC In Concert

(Turning Point Music) Used 2xLP $25.00 (Out-of-stock)

Complete BBC sessions recorded during 1972 and 1973. 180-gram vinyl

THE BAFFLER

Number Eight

(Greg Lane) Used paperback book $6.00 (Out-of-stock)

The Cultural Miracle from February 1996: “For all its great cable channels, the excellent new global cyber capitalism is turning out to be a lot like the simple, grinding, exploitative capitalism of a hundred years ago,” writes Thomas Frank in the lead essay, in which he begins to explore the ways we deceive ourselves about our basic economic interests. Mike Newirth pours a nice frosty cosmo for the One Percent, while Tom Vanderbilt calls Skyy vodka’s marketing efforts “a Reaganite shibboleth charted in the barroom.” Aaron Cohen praises Thirties band-leader Artie Shaw; Artie Shaw remembers dealing with the music industry in the Thirties. Gary Groth reads Quentin Tarantino. Daniel Harris writes about gay porn in the age of AIDS. 128pp

THE BAFFLER

Number Eleven

(Greg Lane) Used paperback book $6.00

Mid-Cult Today from June 1998. An issue on middleness, which starts out—of course—with an essay on USA Today and the theory behind that colorful newspaper. Ben Metcalf seethes at the Mississippi River. Tom Vanderbilt explores a California ghost town that has become a federally subsidized film set. Dan Kelly lunches with Rotarians. Kim Phillips-Fein explores the bankruptcy industry and the morality of indebtedness a full ten years before these issues dawned on the rest of the nation. Marc Cooper remembers where he was on September 11, 1973. Also: an entertaining epistolary exchange between Chris Lehmann and Michael Bérubé. 128pp

THE BAFFLER

Number Five

(Greg Lane) Used paperback book $6.00 (Out-of-stock)

Alternative To What from December 1993. To fully appreciate this issue of The Baffler, you have to transport yourself to a time when the word “alternative” did not provoke a reflexive cringe. Because the war on corporate culture continues with Steve Albini’s “The Problem with Music,” an essay that compares the act of signing with a major label to traversing a trench filled with “runny, decaying shit.” Plus: Keith White’s legendary takedown of Details magazine. Herbert Mattelart assails world music, Eric Iversen follows the search for the new Seattle, and Thomas Frank probes the nullity that is Pearl Jam. Maura Mahoney deflates the Beat revival, and Tom Vanderbilt wonders about the day when retro culture finally catches its own tail. 168pp. Scuffed cover

THE BAFFLER

Number Seven

(Greg Lane) Used paperback book $6.00 (Out-of-stock)

The City in the Age of Information from June 1995. A gimlet stare at what twentieth-century capitalism has done for the American metropolis. Keith White reads city lifestyle magazines. Paul Lukas pays a visit to Times Square, then a retail wasteland. Naomi Klein hangs out at an online café. Maura Mahoney reads Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and finds it depicts Savannah, Georgia, as a Southern Gothic theme park. David Mulcahey reflects on the “Screw Capital of the World”: Rockford, Illinois. Kim Phillips-Fein regrets how lotteries bilk the poor, and Stephen Duncombe rankles at the way cities police them. Plus dialect fiction by Irvine Welsh. 128pp

THE BAFFLER

Number Six

(Greg Lane) Used paperback book $6.00 (Out-of-stock)

Dark Age from December 1994: Thomas Frank’s “Why Johnny Can’t Dissent” is a once-in-a-generation lament that made punk rockers everywhere gasp at the futility of their attempts at rebellion. Keith White turns his guns on Wired Magazine, Stephen Duncombe subjects himself to corporate edutainment, and Seth Sanders braves the theme-restaurant wasteland of Chicago’s River North. Joanna Coles describes the collapse of publishing while Charles Bernstein finds a few signs of life. Will Boisvert decodes the management theorists. Tom Vanderbilt bemoans the imperial arrogance of advertisers. David Berman recalls his time as a security guard at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 192pp. Some scuffing on cover.

THE BAFFLER

Number Ten

(Greg Lane) Used paperback book $6.00 (Out-of-stock)

The Folklore of Capitalism from September 1997. Matt Roth’s classic essay on Amway and how he happened to sign up for it. Thomas Frank reads Babbitt. Tom Vanderbilt marvels at the ubiquity of branding. Nelson Smith provides a history of security alarms. Chris Lehmann pops the culture bubble. Kim Phillips-Fein looks at the urban poverty initiative Bridges-to-Work. Mike Newirth remarks bitterly on the urban gentrification initiative known as Wicker Park. Stephen Duncombe questions why history books written by establishmentarians focus on underdogs. Seth Sanders reviews records, including Atari Teenage Riot’s first compilation and Wu Tang Forever. 128 pages.

THE BAFFLER

Number Thirteen

(Greg Lane) Used paperback book $6.00

Vox Populoid from December 1999. In which The Baffler kicks off a long-running study of American conservatism with a look at the nation’s long parade of kooks and cranks. In it, Jeff Sharlet remembers Westbrook Pegler, the “It Boy of attack journalism.” Dave Mulcahey remembers the backlash bible known as Reader’s Digest. Robert Nedelkoff remembers the black godfather of American fascism. And Dan Raeburn remembers when the beloved comic strip Li’l Abner took its sharp turn to the right. Dan Kelly tells the anti-heroic story of the John Birch Society. Daniel Lazare traces the career of The New Criterion’s Hilton Kramer. Christian Parenti singlehandedly launches the discipline of Seventies Studies with an essay about wildcat strikes. With microfilm-pastiche art by Hunter Kennedy and fiction by Aleksandar Hemon. 120pp

THE BAFFLER

Number Three

(Greg Lane) Used paperback book $6.00 (Out-of-stock)

Let’s Deviance! from March 1992. The first appearance of in-house anti-hero Gedney Market, as well as the beginnings of The Baffler’s distinct style of cultural interpretation. To wit: Thomas Frank’s hipster demolition job and Rick Perlstein’s robust analysis of Scooby Doo. 108pp

THE BAFFLER

Number Twelve

(Greg Lane) Used paperback book $6.00 (Out-of-stock)

Then Came Nylon from March 1999. Thomas Frank’s classic essay “New Consensus for Old,” lays waste to the academic field of cultural studies. Jim Arndorfer stands in awe of the multilayered historical simulacrum that is Fado Irish Pub. Stephen Duncombe marvels at Cadillac, the historical embodiment of the aspirations of the middle class. Bryan Urstadt gives a blow-by-blow account of the luxuries of a major automobile press jaunt. A forgotten fictional delicacy by Thomas Beer is unearthed. Christian Parenti offers a slab of gritty reporting on the California prison system. Loïc Wacquant translates Pierre Bourdieu’s treatise on neoliberal thought. Plus: Rock n roll is dead, and Mike O’Flaherty says that late capitalism killed it. Cover art by Patrick Welch. 128pp

DEREK BAILEY / ANDREW CLARE / THURSTON MOORE / THE THIRTEEN GHOSTS

Legend Of The Blood Yeti

(Infinite Chug) Used LP $10.00

Unhinged improvisational soundtracks for the blackness enveloping lonely holy nights from 1997 by Alex Ward on clarinet and sax, and percussionist Switch, collaborating with guitarists.

DEREK BAILEY / DENNIS PALMER / BOB STAGNER

Live At Lamar’s March 1999

(Shaking Ray) Used CD $10.00 (Out-of-stock)

“Free improvisation that goes in some surprising directions,” declares Gino Robair about this brief collaboration by the UK guitar legend and the Shaking Ray Levis released in 2002. “Prog elements implied!” Jazzword elaborates: “distorted oscillations,” “distended reverb washes,” “stuttering rhythm guitar chording,” “Bailey … using delay to transform himself into a flat-picking guitar army as Palmer lays on the organ chords,” “spinning massed drone,” “atmospheric rocket launching suggestions and burbling space tones,” “buzzing feedback, complementing similar wavering aural data from the keys, and completing the rhythmic thump.”

DEREK BAILEY

Pieces For Guitar

(Tzadik) Used CD $12.00

The earliest known solo recordings of this guitar innovator, dating from 1966 (possibly 1965), originally recorded for personal study during a transitional period. The only instances of Bailey performing his own written compositions reveal an influence of the music of Anton Webern on the variety of techniques he uses to formalize his unique approach to music in general and the guitar in particular. Sealed

DEVENDRA BANHART

Black Babies

(Young God) Used CD $4.00

A UK-only EP from 2003, with six hushed and intimate lo-fi tracks otherwise unavailable plus two from Oh Me Oh My...The Way The Day Goes By The Sun Is Setting Dogs Are Dreaming Lovesongs Of The Christmas Spirit.

DEVENDRA BANHART

Niño Rojo

(Young God) Used CD $6.00

“A songwriter of guileless vision, Banhart’s unaffected aesthetic is etched in the ether of mysterious traditional and psychedelic folk musics from the British Isles and in an America that disappeared the first time in the 1930s with the Dust Bowl and for the second time in the grimness of mid-’70s determinism in the shadows of post-Vietnam shame and malaise. His songs don’t hearken back so much as remind us of what we no longer possess as a culture. His songs are spiritual, terminally unhip, with labyrinthine grown-up melodies and the keen unsullied wisdom of children.” Digipak. Sealed

DEVENDRA BANHART

Oh Me Oh My...The Way The Day Goes By The Sun Is Setting Dogs Are Dreaming Lovesongs Of The Christmas Spirit

(Young God) Used CD $4.00

“The first thing that strikes you about Devendra Banhart is his utterly unique and soft voice, which seems a mix of Nick Drake and Marc Bolan…. Originally recorded on shoddy and broken four-track recorders, the songs have a … roughness and audible hiss on nearly all of them…. Lyrically they are quite odd and occasionally nonsensical…. A lot of the songs appear to be not fully realized, but perhaps that’s the beauty of them.” From 2002

DEVENDRA BANHART

Rejoicing In The Hands

(Young God) Used CD $7.00

Unlike Banhart’s debut, his 2004 second album “was professionally recorded, and a few tracks feature … Angels of Light alums Thor Harris, Joe McGinty and Siobahn Duffy,” explains Pitchfork. “It’s far from slick, though, reeking of rustic, homemade charm.” With singing and writing both surpassing Oh Me Oh My, “his songs no longer veer into bizarro cadences or witchy vocal overdubs.” Rather than get pigeonholed as a “lo-fi eccentric…, the singer’s range of expression (and surprising delicacy) [gets] full justice.” Sealed

BARDO POND

Bufo Alvarius

(Drunken Fish - DF15) Used CD $10.00 (Out-of-stock)

Their 1995 zoned-out stoner-psych debut album in service to an hallucinogenic toad. Fuzz-soaked weirdness clouds the loosened-up blues rock and coarse melodies. Includes the 29-minute non-LP track “Amen.”

TIM BARNES

All Acoustics

(Quakebasket) Used CD $12.00

Two expansive free percussion improvisations performed July 18, 2001, between 9pm and 11pm with one foot in downtown New York avant-jazz and traditional indie rock.

TIM BARNES / TONY CONRAD / MATTIN

Untitled

(Celebrate Psi Phenomenon) Used CD $15.00

Withering screeeeech and grubby microtonal shudder in a near-Stalinist attempt for total mind control. A twenty-story Hoover gobbles the entire Northeast of the USA, pausing to empty the bag and replace smoldering fuse wire. Hard, harmful, full of choking dust.

STEVE BARSOTTI / ERIC LEONARDSON

Rarebit

(Transparency) Used CD $10.00

These sound artists / instrument inventors take cues from Russolo and Partch, amplifying coil springs, eyebolts, various pieces of wood, and other familiar materials using contact microphones. Their streams of sound move fluidly with a communicative style and a dramatic sense of presence and dynamic range: from effervescent burbling, animal-like whines and grunts, to gritty metallic drones that transform into forlorn hissing and ethereal soundscapes. Some passages are nearly silent, breathy, and tranquil.

BASTARD NOISE

Live In Japan

(Helicopter) Used CD $12.00

John Wiese and Eric Wood’s incredibly quiet and subtle sounds recorded August 2000 at Tokuzo in Nagoya and at JNR in Tokyo.

BASTARD NOISE / MAN IS THE BASTARD

Mutant

(Manufracture) Used CD $10.00

Eric Wood and John Wiese continue the brutality of previous efforts and belch forth textured and heavily layered noise-scapes torched with hand-made electronics, laptop computer, and death vocals.

BASTARD NOISE

Skull Wave

(Helicopter) Used CD $8.00

“From the dark environment, my chicken, so: not too many muscles this time, except the one that twists the brain up and down!” as Google Translate would have you know. “The nasty has been accommodated for some time…, generally enamored of rhythms or atmospheres with latent violence. As a result, this CD only contains a single piece of 46 minutes. Noisy, dark environment, guitar distortion songs, all amalgamated with the ceiling in the shape of a heavy cloud. Everything masterfully mastered by the master of skulls that is John Wiese” From 2002.

BASTARD NOISE / SPASTIC COLON

Spastic Colon / Bastard Noise

(Pinch A Loaf) Used Split CD $10.00 (Out-of-stock)

Carefully arranged late ’90s noise tracks from Bastard Noise, who make good use of low-end rumble and high-end screeching, and Spastic Colon, who toss around and spew unrecognizable samples in a droning stew of fantastic muck. One bonus non-LP track from each group, with Bizarre Uproar making a guest appearance on “Earned Extinction.” Embossed cardboard sleeve.

BASTARD NOISE / THE SLASHER FILM FESTIVAL STRATEGY

Split CD

(Kill Frank Lantini ) Used Split CD $5.00 (Out-of-stock)

Bastard Noise's caveman electronics, vocals, and atmospheric sounds versus The Slasher Film Festival Strategy's minimalist film-score inspiration (a solo project founded by Christopher Ashley in 1996).

BASTARD NOISE / MAN IS THE BASTARD

Throne Is Melting

(Helicopter - H8) Used CD $8.00 (Out-of-stock)

Previously released bad-ass, ear-cracking scrape by Wiese, Wood, AFC’s Tara, Kenny Sanderson of Facialmess, and Erik Hoffman & Jorge Martin of Groundfault and Spastic Colon. The twenty-plus minute “Red Hurricane” is a highlight. Sealed.

MASAKI BATOH

A Ghost From The Darkened Sea

(Now Sound) Used LP $14.00

Earthy folk-songs from 1995 by guitarist and singer of Ghost.

BAYAL

baYal

([ no label ]) Used Cassette $5.00 (Out-of-stock)

Recordings from 2002 by Aya Onishi (ex-Sekiri) and Nihilist Spasm Band’s John B. Boyle on kazoo, percussion, thumb piano, ring modulator, chopsticks, dishes and crystal, garbage can lid, didgeridoo, digital delay, ocarina, bugle. Angel’in Heavy Syrup’s Naoko Otani guests on one track. C46

BEASTIE BOYS

Ill Communication

(Grand Royal) Used 2xLP $50.00 (Out-of-stock)

Their fourth album, the last to be recorded primarily in Los Angeles before the crew went home to New York. A seamless synthesis of 60-second hardcore, supreme ’70s flute rock, stoned jazz-bongo solos and good ol’ shit-talking rap music. One corner of jacket is slightly bent. Green vinyl. Sealed

THE BEATLES

A Hard Day’s Night

(Miramax) Used 2xDVD $5.00

The Richard Lester film plus about an hour of bonus material.

ROBERT BEATTY

Solos

(What The ... - WHAT009) Used LP $20.00

In spring 2009, Robert Beatty (Three Legged Race, Hair Police) traveled as a collaborating and touring member of Burning Star Core; written into the set list every night was slot for an improvised solo on his special electronics rig, synthesizer, space echo, question boxes, etc. "Solos" cuts them together into a work of their own. Not a collage, but a document not comprehensive to the originating context. Ten complete solos, in chronological order, for fans of detailed-driven minimum electronics. Paste-on jacket with a creepy poster to get to know. Edition of 166.

BOBBY BEAUSOLEIL

Mantra

(White Dog) Used CD $15.00

One forty-minute track of god-awful new age. Recorded late 1990s, reissued 2016.

BECK

Stereopathetic Soulmanure

(Flipside) Used CD $7.00

(Flipside) Used LP $50.00

Hidden within the shambolic mess of lo-fi recordings, live performances, field recordings, sound collages, and abstract noise experiments, scattered from 1988 to 1993, are a few straightforward country folk songs that aren’t too dissimilar from music Beck would write later for listenability-obsessed normies.
LP is sealed.

BEEF

Piel's Session

(Flipped Out) Used 7-inch $2.00 (Out-of-stock)

Four tracks. Distorted, stoned, grungy. From 1996

BURKHARD BEINS / KEITH ROWE

Grain

(Zarek) Used CD $5.00

The “first track is one of Rowe’s liveliest performances for several years,” asserts The Wire, while “the second track finds him in more customary static mode, with Beins sounding like he’s arc-welding as a distant thunderstorm subsides into an eerie metallic calm. Beins’s work is more about friction than percussion: his masterly use of polystyrene blocks and small stones to create sustained timbres seems to have no precedent, except perhaps AMM’s Eddie Prévost, of course. The final live track is a tour de force: at first Rowe seems content to lead from the rear, his radio emerging imperceptibly from behind a cloud of cymbals, before he gradually warms up and unleashes a volley of dazzling rattles and buzzes while Beins’s close-mic’d bass drum cranks up the tension.” From 2001

OKKO BEKKER / ASMUS TIETCHENS

Stockholm Totentanz

(Artware) Used CD $7.00 (Out-of-stock)

Broad tapestry of diverse soundscapes, some with an industrial throb, others with slow, archaic dancing rhythms. Distant voices mutter incomprehensible prophecies. Two pieces commissioned by the Protestant Parish of Stockholm and first presented in 1996 at St. Gertrud Church on the occasion of a symposium on the Apocalypse.

BOB BELLERUE / JARRETT SILBERMAN

Amplified Piano Duets

(Anarchymoon) Used LP (one-sided) + CDR $10.00

A lost journey to unknown planets, defective machinery, dead pilots at the controls, recorded December 2006, released in 2009, paste-on jacket

JOHN BENDER

I Don’t Remember, I Don't Want To

(Superior Viaduct) Used LP $10.00 (Out-of-stock)

First-time stand-alone reissue of late ’70s home recordings by legendary Cincinnati DIY art-damaged mastermind whose minimal lo-fi electronics layer fractured melodies over distorted synthesizers, hollowed-out rhythms and claustrophobic vocals with a distinct punk-meets-experimentalist sensibility.

HAN BENNINK / PETER BRÖTZMANN / FRED VAN HOVE

FMP0130

(Atavistic) Used CD $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

2003 reissue, originally released on FMP in 1973, with Brötzmann on clarinet, alto, tenor, baritone, bass saxophones; van Hove on celesta, piano; and Bennink on drums, khene, rhythm-box, selfmade clarinet, gachi, oe-oe, voice, tins, homemade junk, elong, dhung, kaffir piano, and dhung-dkar.

JOHN BERBERIAN ENSEMBLE

Music Of The Middle East

(Universe) Used CD $15.00

2001 reissue of Armenian oud virtuoso’s masterful mid-’60s fusion of ethno jazz and psychedelic rock.

JOHN BERNDT

The Private Language Problem New Electro-Acoustic Compositions 2001-2007

(Abstract On Black) Used CD $3.00

Performed on a variety of handmade and sculptural instruments, ranging from work that contains continuous washes of sound that fill large rooms to heady pans of pure electronic tones. With liner notes and track-by-track breakdown.

HARRY BERTOIA

Here and Now / Unknown

(Sonambient) Used LP $55.00

Spatial and tonal environments created by sound sculptures, huge metallic gongs and beryllium rod fronds crafted in different shapes, length and thickness in order to achieve a range of gentle and sharp sounds, all of them organic and mysterious, resonating and flowing into each other. Deeply oceanic from within an intense cauldron.

BEYONCÉ

Lemonade

(Parkwood) Used CD + DVD $11.00

Soulful R&B with an electro edge by this up-and-coming singer who sang on a string of regional hits by obscure girl-group Destiny’s Child and collaborates on occasion with Andy Samberg. Sealed

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

SFAG

(Tegal) Used CD $13.00

Early ’80s remix of Symphony For a Genocide released in 1994, a “truncated” version of the material eventually released on Recursion’s SFAG 81 LP.

BIG BLACK

Pigpile

(Sento) Used CD $20.00 (Out-of-stock)

Recorded at the Hammersmith Clarendon, London, during Big Black's final tour in the summer of 1987. Twelve blistering songs that crackle with lo-fi menace. Japanese edition. Sealed

JASON BILL / JACK ROSE

Via St. Louis

(Drunken Fish) Used CD $5.00 (Out-of-stock)

A Charalambide and a Pelt guy stare into the white dot at the center of the sun for this cosmic gunfight at the four-track corral. Tense.

BILLER & WAKEFIELD

The Hot Guitars Of Biller & Wakefield

(High Tone) Used LP $15.00

Like Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant, Dave Biller and Jeremy Wakefield are rooted in country as much as jazz — from wild and swinging to smoky and moody. There’s plenty of stretching out and cutting loose on this 1999 album. Wakefield’s straight steel lends a consistent hillbilly air. With the cool piano of Carl Sonny Leyland.

BIRCHVILLE CAT MOTEL

Birds Call Home Their Dead

(Celebrate Psi Phenomenon) Used CD $6.00 (Out-of-stock)

The thirty-minute title track on this 2007 disc comes on like "supercharged outerspace noise-rock ... that builds ... until the whole thing explodes into a full-on in-the-red space-rock free jam.... "Kissing Dragon" ... [with its] languid, high-end shimmer, layers of guitar, tangled melodies [and] deep reverberant swells [is] woven into a ... dreamlike raga...." The final track, "Her Anger Is Limitless," previously released as a tour CDR (Celebrate Psi Phemenon 2006), "sounds like a million guitars..., guys outside cutting down trees and tossing them in the wood chipper..., [a] futuristic synth battle, thousands of little bells and chimes, a roomful of amps turned on and buzzing with no instruments plugged into them...."

BIRCHVILLE CAT MOTEL

Siberian Earth Curve

(Drunken Fish) Used CD $5.00 (Out-of-stock)

Impeccably layered squalls of feedback, recorder, cymbals, and electronics by Campbell Neale.

BIRCHVILLE CAT MOTEL / BRUCE RUSSELL

Untitled

(Celebrate Psi Phenomenon) Used CD $6.00 (Out-of-stock)

2003 collaboration by Campbell Neale and that one guy from the Dead C and A Handful of Dust. The former plays violin, turntables, space phone, bamboo rattle, amplified sugar bowl, milkshake mixer, turntables, contact mics, computer speakers, tapes, clarinet, recorder, transceiver mic, organ, and cheap synth, while the latter handles guitar, effects, tape loops, fire, pine cones, water, electric toothbrush, percussion, and oscillator.

BIRTH REFUSAL / CASSIS CORNUTA

Birth Refusal / Cassis Cornuta

(Ultra Eczema) LP $18.00

(Ultra Eczema) Used LP $9.00

Dream-team hook-up between legendary Belgian avant/industrial/savant-goof Cassis Cornuta (one of the most singular synthists/conceptualists to come out of the post Nurse bag) and John Olson and Mike Connelly of Wolf Eyes. Housed in a massively ill fold-out six-panel cover with art by Dennis Tyfus and pressed on a one-sided LP with an etching on the B-side, the sonics match slowly rending circuit boards, cold beams of Euro glare and what appears to be the first drawled chord of “Iron Man,” and fluttering electronics that hover in the air with all the malevolent anti-gravity of leather wings.
Corners of the poster jacket of the used copy are a little bent, but the vinyl is pristine.

BITCHIN BAJAS / MOON DUO

Fresh Hair b/w Bopper’s Hat

(Permanent) Used Split 7-inch $4.00

The respective side-projects of Cave and Wooden Shjips make for a good pairing. Each band specializes in minimalist psych obviously influenced by Krautrock, with Bitchin Bajas focusing on melodic repetition while Moon Duo is heavier on rhythm and quite a bit darker. Edition of 750

BLACK DICE

Beaches & Canyons

(DFA - 2125) Used CD $10.00

Brooklyn sound manipulation specialists’ fluid, swelling and blissed-out frenzy of chaotic and orchestrated electronics, percussion, vocals and treated guitars.

BLACK DICE / WOLF EYES

Black Dice / Wolf Eyes

(Fusetron) Used LP $8.00 (Out-of-stock)

A collaborative album from these two WMD specialists, recorded with fury, revenge, lust, and danger in their blackened hearts. An EQ-jacked rocket blast of dude-fueled, beer-drenched, and smoke-choked volumania for fans of total onslaught everywhere.

THEE BLACK ONE / GERRITT WITTMER

Gerritt / The Black One

(The Witch Is Screaming ]) Used CDR $6.00

Two twenty-five-minute live sets recorded March, 20, 2004, in New Brunswick, NJ. Screen-printed cards. Numbered edition of 50

BLACK SAND DESERT

Choking On Grave Soil

(Troniks - TRO224) Used CD $5.00

Cinder block snakes pummeling through intricately woven nests, kneading maliciously at the middle. A silver haired piper Greh Holger (Hive Mind / Chondritic Sound) tries calling his snakes back home, stretches his vocal chords deep and wide but only whispers trickle out. Their scales push outward and gash the softness open leaving shards and soggy ash. Meat tears in waves of coarse, uneven static, swelling and expanding. Their buzzing rattles growing larger. The digging continues, getting further inside, spilling wildfire in the folds of flesh. The end is here. A blister-covered whistling tone thins itself into nothing and disappears. They are lost and so is he...

BLACK TO COMM

Black To Comm

(Dekorder) Used 10-inch $5.00

Hamburg computer music artist Marc Richter’s 2003 debut release cascades “short bursts of electronic gibberish, woven into sheets of shimmer that fall through space glistening, then wiggle on the floor with all the grace and beauty of twitching Moray eels.” Clear vinyl. 45 RPM. Edition of 250

BLACK TO COMM

Earth

(Destijl - IND098) CD $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

(Destijl - IND098) LP $16.00 (Out-of-stock)

(Destijl - IND098) Used CD $8.00

It's always unfortunate to have to blow heavy painkillers on actual physical pain, but Earth was built on a foundation of broken bone; most of this, the seventh Black To Comm album, was composed under the influence. And like the 2009 silent flick of the same name by Singapore filmmaker Ho Tzu Nyen, for which this album is the soundtrack, it's about slowness and decay, states of unconsciousness, sleeping and waking up, dying and being reborn. Marc Richter translates the film's post-apocalyptic collage (based on paintings by Caravaggio, Delacroix, Rembrandt, and Géricault) by employing similar collage-based sampling techniques using loops made from vintage vinyl and shellac records, combined with startling vocal work by David Aird (Vindicatrix), Renate Nikolaus's array of instruments and noise devices, singing saws played by Christopher Kline, and Rutger Zuydervelt on singing bowls. Evocative of a mindset similar to Gifts-era Loren Connors and Scott Walker's Tilt. LP includes free download card.

BLACKTOP

Mojo Kitty

(In The Red) Used 7-inch $7.00

Three blues punk Molotov cocktails from 1994 by Mick Collins, Alejandro Cuervo, Janet Walker, and Darin Lin Wood, delivering gloriously sludge-crossed feedback, reverb and bad vibes.

BLADDER FLASK

One Day I Was So Sad That The Corners Of My Mouth Met and Everyone Thought I Was Whistling

(Sonaria) Used CD $15.00

2001 CD reissue of limited edition LP (Orgel Fesper 1981) containing two side-long tracks of extended dada reverie, the ne plus ultra of cut-up sound art put together by a then-teenaged future New Blockader, at the time possessed by a fevered desire to surpass the excesses of the United Dairies lunatic fringe. Sinister, madness-inducing, completely absurd, futile. Sealed.

ART BLAKEY’S JAZZ MESSENGERS / THELONIUS MONK

Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk

(4 Men With Beards) Used LP $16.00

On the 2002 reissue of this 1958 date by Art Blakey (drums), Johnny Griffin (tenor sax), Bill Hardman (trumpet), and Spanky Debrest (bass), Hardman immediately ups the ante with a pile-driving lead during “Evidence” that underscores the heavy-hitting nature of this particular jazz confab. Monk counters with some powerful and inspired runs that are sonically splintered by the enthusiastic — if not practically percussive — chord progressions and highly logistic phrasings from the pianist. The inherent melodic buoyancy on “In Walked Bud” contains a springboard-like quality, with Griffin matching Monk’s bounce measure for measure. Griffin’s incessant efforts create a freshness to the tune that often escapes other less inspired readings. From Blakey’s boisterous opening on “Blue Monk” through to Monk’s single-note crescendo during the finale, the Jazz Messengers’ lethargic propulsion showcases the melody’s bluesy origins. This directly contrasts the uptempo charge of “Rhythm-A-Ning.” The quirky yet catchy chorus glides with the dual-lead horn section as the entire arrangement is tautly bound by the understated Debrest and Blakey.

BLANK DOGS

Diana (The Herald)

(Sacred Bones) Used LP $5.00

The second twelve from this mysterious bedroom synth project that’s been shrouded in secrecy from the start, and slinks through the gray area between early minimal synth pioneers and current experimentalists like Blues Control and Excepter. Edition of 500 with hot yellow-green front cover

JOSHUA EMERY BLATCHLEY

Solo Acoustic Volume One

(Vin Du Selecte Qualitite - VDSQ1) Used LP $14.00

A new voice in the ragtime and American primitive guitar-playing lineage, Blatchley offers a unique interpretation of both new and traditional compositions. Blatchley performs in the band Mountain Home with Marissa Nadler and Greg Weeks of Espers. Letterpress jacket, liner notes.

BLITZOIDS

Stealing From Helpless Children / Look Up

(Ad Hoc - ADHOC16/17) Used 2xCD $10.00 (Out-of-stock)

This two-disc set compiles the entire recorded output of this band that came of age during the ascent of '80s DIY -- two full albums and bonus material collected from compilation appearances and the like. The first album reflects the irreverence of Residential / Zappa-esque rock and their own untamed personalities. One the second disc, their darker 1992 album, drum machines and lo-fi synthesizers dominate. Still fractured.

BLOGGS

Music For Multiples

(Fresnl) Used CD $7.00 (Out-of-stock)

Sound experiments created by this Ralph Haxton / rhBand droneur, permeated by all things organic in design. Gorgeous tones via metal bowls, clarinet, contact microphones, saxophone, trumpet, PVC pipe, harmonium, piano.

BLOOD RHYTHMS

Assembly

(No Part Of It) Used LP $15.00

Directional recordings of Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Corrections House), Dave Purdie (Silver Abuse, Satan 2000), Brian Klein (The Machinist), Andy Ortmann (Panicsville, Nihilist Records) and Arvo Zylo playing mostly untrained brass and woodwind together inside a meat locker, subsequently cut into hundreds of loops, layered, and massaged. Playable at all speeds (always a good sign). Unique, handmade covers. Hand-stamped and –numbered inserts. Edition of 200. Listen to excerpts here: https://soundcloud.com/nopartofit/blood-rhythms-side-b-excerpt/s-f0BFk

BLOWHOLE

One Less Summer

(Tinker) Used 7-inch $2.50

“Nervewracking squall and chatter” is how our friends at Subterranean describe the five tracks here from 1996, “with some soft, low-frequency pillow-rumble that is positively asphyxiating.

BLUE CHEER

OutsideInside

(Akarma) Used LP $15.00

Only eight months after Vincebus Eruptum, Outsideinside “contains Leigh Stephens’s paroxysms [and] proved to be some of the best the ’60s ever produced,” promises Pitchfork. “ ‘Feathers from Your Tree’ begins with a drowsy hush before escalating to a strikingly driving pop song, complete with tortured teenage vocals and backup singers…. ‘Sun Cycle’ is a slow rotating blues that reigns in fuzzed and tangled guitars. The version of Booker T.’s ‘The Hunter’ begins as a bluesy hobble until strains of piercing guitar raze through the dinginess. ‘Just a Little Bit’ and ‘Come and Get It’ slow down the tempo and create … tense interaction between players … absent on Vincebus. The result is vastly more atmospheric and fulfilling, if not quite as stunningly anarchic. The one exception is the cover of ‘Satisfaction,’ perhaps the most exemplary version ever recorded, focused less on the music than the energy. It’s as if Stephens is torturing the original…. If it doesn’t sound as influential as Vincebus’s cataclysmic insanity, it’s because it defines ‘classic’ rock. Everyone else was just shooting for this.” 1999 repress of 1968 album on orange vinyl

BLUE CHEER

Vincebus Eruptum

(Akarma) Used LP $15.00

“The juncture of the lethally lethargic, basement-murder morass of Sabbath and the vomit-spewing anxiety of early punk rock,” is how Pitchfork characterizes this 1968 debut album. “The band makes several attempts to get their instruments to sound like they’re playing together, but whenever singer/bassist Dickie Peterson and drummer Paul Whaley accidentally forget that they’re in the same band…, a mind-expanding psychedelic gundown” rushes in, courtesy of guitarist Leigh Stephens, “one of the progenitors of those gloriously nauseating spaz-outs we now know were to be the future of rock: undulations of deafening wreckage and turbulent reverb. The rhythm section is barely audible, and when it is, it can barely stay ahead of Stephens…. And while Blue Cheer, at this early stage, have yet to work out their kinks, their songs are already stunning: ‘Out of Focus’ croaks tales of ‘the magic madness.’ ‘Mystic dream’ [is] a prepubescent version of Zeppelin’s bombast, while ‘Second Time Around’ is a grimier and more explosive predecessor to Yes’s ‘Heart of the Sunrise’…. Eddie Cochran’s version of Summertime Blues’ actually sounded like summer [but Blue Cheer’s] sounds like whatever kind of season they have in a coal mine with skeleton scaffolds. The production is so lo-fi, it’s practically transcendent.” 1999 repress, black vinyl, embossed jacket

BLURT

Kenny Rogers' Greatest Hit (Take 2)

(Toeblock) Used CD $5.00 (Out-of-stock)

“Making a saxophone honk, screech and generally giving the impression of Mother Goose meeting armageddon,” explains All Music Guide, Blurt squawks “their way through a noisy avant-garde netherworld between jazz and rock…. [Frontman] Ted Milton’s voice is … a grumbling, gurgling, bleating (if not bleeding) blurt of a sound, silenced only when his mouth is wrapped around a saxophone reed [which] would just as soon imitate fingernails down a chalkboard or elephants in heat as conform to the jazzy warmth the instrument might yield in other hands.”

BOB & LOU

Five Tracks 1991-1993

(Ultra Eczema) Used LP $12.00

Strange radio-play-ready combination of library space music, radical satire, Fassbinder, Klaus Schulze and bizarre precision by the field recording / electro-acoustic synth duo Peter De Ceulaer and Luther Vanhoof, both of Spacecactus. With photo and poster of archive pix. Edition of 200

BOCA RATON

Mansdoof

(Absurd) Used CDR $3.00

Hums and vibrations cohere into a riddle of electrical static and occasional sudden movement,” notes E/I about this 2003 release by Martijn Tellinga. “The impression is of marshaled electro-acoustic improvisation…. [H]igh pitches and scuffles…, field recordings … the edited bounce of a table tennis ball…, sticky tape, disquieting vocal sounds…, traffic noise recorded in Morocco…. [A]n attractive balance between the lived, the meditative and the electronic.” Edition of 131

THE BODY HATERS

34:13

(Young God) Used CD $10.00

The Body Haters is the crude, arrhythmic and elemental evil sister of The Body Lovers, another instrumental project by Swans’ Michael Gira. Constructed entirely from raw field recordings and primitive cassette loops, 34:13 is a rude chunk of electronic concrète, simultaneously abstract and visceral. Edition of 2000.

THE BODY LOVERS

Number One Of Three

(Atavistic) Used CD $6.00

Conceived and structured as one long piece divided into ten untitled parts, this 1998 album captures “the extreme intensity which defined Swans in a new fashion: it completely avoids lyrics in favor of instrumental flow, build, and atmosphere, from solo acoustic guitar to a full-on band attack, with instrumentation ranging from flugelhorn to hammered dulcimer to melodica, all carefully interwoven throughout.” Digipak

BODYSNATCHERS

Frantic b/w Mystery

(540) Used 7-inch $3.00 (Out-of-stock)

2010 reissue of the self-titled debut seven-inch originally released in 1979 by Savage Music. Inspired by the likes of The Gang Of Four, the A-side is a re-write of a Just Urbain song while the flip is a sped up / hacked up cover of “Venus in Furs.” Vocals are more whispered than yelped, the vintage drum machine drone adds a spectral quality, and it has the trademark bass-heavy, non-production values much loved by the Savage Music family.

DOCK BOGGS

False Hearted Lover’s Blues

(Monk) Used LP $8.00

If Boggs’s 1960s recordings for Folkways don’t get you where you need to go, this Italian pressing from 2009 of twelve tracks from the late 1920s will deliver you to the crossroads of black and white folk styles.

DOCK BOGGS

When My Worldly Trials Are Over

(Monk) Used LP $5.00

On this 2010 reissue of his late 1920s recordings, you can hear the pioneering singer / banjo player blend Appalachian old-time music and early blues. Generic label chipboard jacket with centerhole.

ADAM BOHMAN

Last Orders

(Mycophile) Used CD $6.50 (Out-of-stock)

Objects struck, rubbed, chafed, chivvied, bothered and caused by other means to resonate over the course of eight coherent soundscapes, each with its own distinctive feel and inner logic. Rather than draw attention to the materials, Bohman foregrounds their conventional musicality as an echo to what is being done by electronics musicians and avant garde classical ensembles in their respective avant gardes.

ADAM BOHMAN

Music And Words

(Paradigm Discs) Used CD $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

The freest possible improv by this UK national treasure (whose soundmaking devices include disassembled violin, springs, lightbulbs, barbecue grill, wire record rack, wooden box with wires stretched across) presses more detail into every split second of a post-serial slipstream of variegated events than ought to be allowed. Bohman also tapes audio-letters containing commentaries on his daily life spoken in hilariously lugubrious tones (Christmas with the family, collage-making in the kitchen, receiving gifts of home-made Turkish delight, walks to the local pub, the state of public restrooms). DIY dada from the midst of suburban banality.

LUIZ FLORIANO BONFÁ / ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM

Orfeu Da Conceição E Otras Histórias

(Get Back ) Used LP $8.00 (Out-of-stock)

Tracks from the mid-’50s by the fathers of the Bossa Nova revolution in Brazilian music. Sealed.

FRANÇOIS BONNET / ANNE GUTHRIE / VIRGINIA OVERTON

Sculpture Gardens

(Future Audio Graphics) Used LP $15.00

Using hydroponic and contact microphones, Guthrie makes audible certain silent sounds present at Overton’s installation at the Whitney Museum of American Art, consisting of large aluminum ponds housing a variety of plant life and aerated by two silhouetted windmills, which in turn respond to the conditions of the Whitney’s fifth floor deck. Adjacent to this outdoor component and separated by a wall of large glass windows, a gallery space holds several sculptures made from reclaimed wood, everyday objects and metal pipes, among other materials. As fall turned to winter, it was reconfigured and the ponds were emptied and inverted, creating drumhead-like objects that further amplified their sonic possibilities. Guthrie’s work offers access to the inside and outside of the installation. The subsequent compositions delicately mix electronic treatments, French horn and synthesizer, furthering her interest in non-musical sounds and the natural acoustic phenomena of architectural space. Bonnet’s commissioned essay, “Emanations,” reconsiders the early avant-garde innovation of the found object in relation to the temporality of sound, revealing the impermanent, changing nature of both. This text suggests the category of art shares much in common with the mystery, uncertainty and environmental unpredictability of this installation. Hella interdisciplinary.

BONIFACE BONNIE

Night & Daylight Yeibichei

(Indian House) Used CD $7.00

Ten songs from a nine-day Navajo ceremony performed in the winter to treat a patient afflicted with eye trouble, ear trouble, or paralysis of some part of the body. 1995 reissue of 1968 album

BORBETOMAGUS / VOICE CRACK

Asbestos Shake

(Agaric) Used CD $20.00

Bleak Bliss summarizes this collaborative recording by the New York sax-guitar monsters and the mad Swiss scientists of cracked everyday electronics as “a six-headed beast beyond the imagination of mere mortals.”

BORBETOMAGUS

Borbetomagus

(Agaric) Used CD $15.00

This 1995 reissue of Borbetomagus’s 1980 debut album contains the previously un-released “The Lost Concordat,” recovered from badly deteriorated master tapes of the session. “Heavy noise, deeply coiled feedback manipulation, hair-raising electronic squeal,” says Forced Exposure, “and the ultimate in air propulsion explosiveness.” With Brian Doherty on electronics. Sealed

BORBETOMAGUS

Buncha Hair That Long

(Agaric) Used CD $20.00

This “collection of live recordings from 1991, says Pitchfork, “Is one of Borbetomagus’s most sonically-diverse releases, moving from heavy, growling noise to churning, electronic-sounding drone to a track called ‘In The Nursery that mixes trebly test-tone whine with moments of … near-silence. The album ends with a 16-minute ‘cover’ of the Beatles’ ‘Blue Jay Way’, recorded at CBGB…, [where] the trio [was] all plugged into a single bass amp, and the result is a sonic tidal wave that’s both terrifying and weirdly calm.”

BORBETOMAGUS

Experience The Magic

(Agaric) Used CD $10.00

“With their acerbic wit and bloodthirsty attack, Borbetomagus are virtually unlike any other band anywhere. They make Peter Brötzmann seem warm and fuzzy,” according to All Music Guide. “This is [the kind of scary music … that makes you have nightmares about serial killers. But it’s also the kind of fun-house fare that makes you want to live free or die, to scream in ecstasy, and laugh with glee with the knowledge that the creative impulse is alive and terribly well and living in America, of all places. This is music beyond language because it is the roots of language itself: the impulse that attempts to express and organize that which is unspeakable.”

BORBETOMAGUS

Live At Inroads

(PSF) Used CD $15.00

This 1992 reissue of Cluster Project’s 1983 cassette is one of the heaviest live documents of the original Borbetomagus big-band (Jim Sauter and Don Dietrich on saxophones, Donald Miller on guitar and Brian Doherty on live electronics). Nothing beats the glorious primal gush of these guys in flight, and Live At In-Roads remains the source of so much that came after, as well the first ever release by a western group on PSF.

BORBETOMAGUS

Live In Tokyo

(Alchemy) Used CD $25.00

Recorded live at the La Mama, June 1996. Sealed

BORBETOMAGUS

Songs Our Mother Taught Us

(Agaric) Used CD $10.00

“The three performances from London and Glasgow captured on this disc have no real reference points in even the free-est of jazz,” asserts All Music Guide about this 1999 album, “Rather, they sound like some huge machine sanding away at itself in an attempt to break free and lumber down the highway toward an uncertain destiny. Sauter, Dietrich and Miller play through so many pedals and distortion devices that it’s entirely impossible to discern which saxophonist is making which noise, and sometimes impossible to tell whether it’s a saxophone or a guitar one is hearing. But even as each man blows or strums or otherwise plays his guts out, seemingly entranced, space always remains for the other two to be clearly heard, commenting and amplifying (in every sense of that word) and turning what could be a storm into a genuine three-way creative interaction.”

BOREDOMS

Anal By Anal

(SSE Communications) Used CD $20.00 (Out-of-stock)

1993 reissue of their first single (Trans 1986), recorded one hot summer afternoon by Eye and Tabata (later of Zeni Geva). Three riff-dismantling old-school punk tracks set to sporadically edited drum samples, lifted from an instructional cassette by jazz drummer Ponta Murakami. Sealed

BOREDOMS

Soul Discharge

(Shimmy Disc) Used CD $15.00 (Out-of-stock)

Indexed as two tracks, the first being all ten tracks from the original album (Selfish 1989), the second being another forty-one-and-a-half minutes of early recordings from 1982 to 1987, some of which later appeared on Onanie Bomb Meets the Sex Pistols.

BOREDOMS

Super Roots

(Reprise) Used CD $4.00 (Out-of-stock)

Fourteen quick blasts that show the band at a warped apex, with emphasis on vocal experimentation, grunts, groans, and chants, documenting new work in a state of transition, raw and not fully shaped ideas, and chaotic sketches. Gloriously messy, totally nuts, utterly joyous.

BOREDOMS

Vision Creation Newsun

(WEA Japan) Used 2xCD $75.00

Spazmo-transonic rhythm: first came the idea, then came the action, and then it got hot. Vision Creation Newsun builds on the grooves of Super Are with additional funkiness and breaches in space-time. Includes T-shirt and sticker. Box plays a 40-second sample when the inside is exposed to light. Sealed

BOREDOMS

Wow2

(Disk Union) Used CD $8.00 (Out-of-stock)

Crisply captured live recording from 1993. Unfettered, loose and immediate, yet so freakishly welded together at all times — whether stopping dead or accelerating with joyous abandon into cartoonish explosions of twitchy screeching and unhinged gibbering.

ALEXEI BORISOV / KK NULL

Xenoglossia

(Insofar Vapor Bulk) Used CD $10.00 (Out-of-stock)

Two masters of experimental electronic noise present a series of destroyed music of varying tapestries. In card folder.

BORN AGAINST / MAN IS THE BASTARD

Man Is The Bastard / Born Against

(Vermiform) Used Split 8-inch $18.00

All five “A Call For Consciousness” tracks by the big mac daddies of power violence on one side, and Born Against’s final four recordings on the other, some of their most creative and captivating tracks by a mile, especially “Wearing a Lampshade,” “Five Dollars an Hour” and the killer “My Favorite Housing Project.” From 1994.

ALESSANDRO BOSETTI

Royals

(Monotype - MONO034) CD $12.75

(Monotype - MONO034) Used CD $8.50

Three new pieces somewhere between composition, song, literary essay, poem and unreligious mantra, without embracing any genre in particular. Bosetti translates intonations of speech into complex and seemingly orchestral scores where meaning, tone and noise melt together. Inspired by Arcimboldo's 16th Century paintings, which he calls "examples of hand made convolution and shadowing," he pours words into notes, notes into noise, and noise into meaning. Repetition, meditation, hallucination. Harpsichord, piano, guitar, soprano saxophone, field recordings. The core of the sinuous "Gloriously Repeating" is generated from a short fragment from the W.G. Sebald poem "After Nature." "Life Expectations" is constructed around the intricate emotional, rhythmic and melodic counterpoints of a casual conversation, where the sensitive interaction between voices becomes the matter. The text of the surreal and short “Dead Man” implies a ready-made pseudo-zen philosophy of resurrection derived from quotes of Iron Maiden lyrics.

BOSHO

Chop Socky

(Dossier) Used LP $12.00

This short-lived trio from the late 1980s, headed by drummer Samm Bennett and including the talents of Kumiko Kimoto and Yuval Gabay, combines percussion from various world sources with electronics and fuses them in a rockish rhythmic execution. Experimentalism is generally put on the back burner in favor of the groove. Guest appearance by guitarist / violinist Hahn Rowe.

BOURBONESE QUALK

Hope

(Recloose Organization) Used LP $75.00

“A record with intensity,” declares the Dutch magazine Vinyl. “You will get from [this 1984 album] very clear views with a murdering vitality and a passionate, deathly atmosphere, icy parts of filthy noise. So far, Throbbing Gristle never managed to get such penetrating, powerful and significant sounds. Heavy metal percussion cuts through visionary areas, chunking bass accompanies the delayed orgasm of sunset sex and headstop.”

BOURBONESE QUALK

Laughing Afternoon

(Recloose Organization) Used LP $75.00

“Something of a gem,” is how Sounds UK describes this 1983 debut LP. “A mixing pot where pounding rhythms are thrown against wailing trumpets, electronics pulse, tom-toms thump, [and] tuneful guitars melodically flutter by…. [P]retty odd but … contagious.”

BOURBONESE QUALK

The Spike

(Dossier) Used LP $35.00

“Bourbonese Qualk’s music has an immediate effect,” according to Sounds UK about this 1985 album. One is “absorbed into the strong, fluctuating stream of noises and then awakened by very loud strident noise…. The tracks flow almost unnoticeably from one to another to form an organic whole. Inside this process … a lot of small things happen that attach themselves to your senses and take control…. [With a] kind of ‘Body-ness’, their … sound-treatments have … a magical hallucinating effect.” With sticker. Black vinyl

MATTHEW BOWER / RICHARD YOUNGS

Relayer

(VHF) Used CD $5.00

“A dense set of layered studio recordings from 2002 where rainbows of color and textures — string drone, percussion, bleeps, and the unidentifiable — compete in a mix devoid of the traditional “lead with backing” schema. Many tracks have the kind of welcoming electronic bed seldom heard since the demise of Harmonia, with ring modulated fuzz bleeping away over a chugging but non-oppressive beat. Elsewhere, there’s Youngs’s Riley-style organ ping-pong, a little virtuoso kalimba, thick wads of analog synth.... You know where this is going.”

PAUL BOWLES

A Hundred Camels In The Courtyard

(Dom) Used 2xCD $17.00 (Out-of-stock)

Four tales of contemporary life in a land where cannabis, rather than alcohol, customarily provides a way out of the phenomenological world. Thus, in these stories, Salam uses suggestions supplied by smoking kif to rid himself of a possible enemy; He of the Assembly catches himself up in the mesh of his own kif-dream and begins to act it out in reality; Idir’s victory over Lahcen is the classical story of the kif-smoker’s ability to outwit the drinker; Driss the soldier, aided by kif, proves the existence of magic to his enlightened superior officer. For all of them, the kif pipe is the means to attaining a state of communication not only with others but above all with themselves. On this 1999 reissue, originally released in 1981 by Cadmus Editions, Bowles’s gravelly speech is the perfect medium in which to encounter these smoke-filled stories. At times, Moroccan music and chattering voices can be heard faintly in the background, a presumably unintended decoration that inevitably flavors the final mix.

PAUL BOWLES

Black Star At The Point Of Darkness

(Sub Rosa) Used CD $11.00 (Out-of-stock)

Recorded in Tangier, this album is a unique kaleidoscope of Paul Bowles’ talents. The writer, musician, musicologist and wanderer reads poems and short stories, and shares recordings of ritual Morrocan music. Jean-Luc Fafchamps performs what Bowles considered one of his most accomplished works, the Six Preludes for Piano.

CARLA BOZULICH

I’m Gonna Stop Killing

(DiCristina) Used CD $4.00

Two songs from Red Headed Stranger (one a duet with Willie Nelson), new explorations of music from that album, and seven unreleased live tunes, including original material from The Geraldine Fibbers and Scarnella, a Neil Young cover, a Marianne Faithful cover, and some world class improvisations. With Nels Cline, Devin Hoff, Carla Kihlstedt, Marka Hughes, Jenny Scheinman, Scott Amendola, Todd Sickafoose, Shahzad Ismaily, Ches Smith, and Dina Maccabee.

BPEOPLE

Petrified Conditions 1979-1981

(Restless) Used LP $10.00

LAFMS royalty Tom Recchion and Fredrik Nilsen, plus Alex Gibson and Pat Delaney (formerly of the Deadbeats). Trouser Press is impressed by the quartet’s “artsy sophistication,” citing Gibson’s songwriting displaying “structural abilities far beyond the punk club milieu in which the band existed.” 1985 pressing. Price tag on the jacket.

THE BRAIN POLICE

The Brain Police

(Akarma) Used LP $12.00

The band’s sole LP, originally a demo platter in a plain sleeve made with the intention of attracting label interest in their baroque pop, the tight interplay between guitars and organ, the bluesy, heavy psych solos, and the nearly-AM radio pop/rock bounce. 2005 reissue of 1968 rarity. Gatefold jacket.

BRAIN TRANSPLANT

Turn Your Shit Off

(Pegasus Farms) Used CDR $3.00

Free jazz from 2008 by Danny McClain (drums), Raglani (electronics), Chris Smentkowski (guitar), and Dave Stone (sax)

BRAN(...)POS

3xx3

(Chitah! Chitah! Soundcrack) Used CDR $4.00

Recorded in 33 straight days in late 2000, using the World of Many Dans comic book as a recording reference and calendar where a different Dan was scheduled to music each of the 33 days, resulting in 33 varying pieces of music, which were then mixed together and/or trashed over the following three months and separated into three suites to be listened to at three varying sun/moon phases of the day and further split and assigned to three personalities: the morning suite by the Brain Pause (4am-12pm); the afternoon suite by (Distraction) (12pm-8pm); the evening suite by the Bran (Another plight of medic’s...) Pos (8pm-4am). Special guest Planetsize on “ingrown (morning suite).”

GLENN BRANCA

Symphony No. 2 – The Peak Of The Sacred

(Atavistic) Used CD $8.00

This magnificent, resonant, clangorous soundscape of almost imponderable density and length swell to maximum volume and maintains a high level of intensity for over an hour with little relaxation. The unpredictable but intended interplay of overtones and acoustics, evoked by Branca’s mallet guitarists and percussionists, adds considerably to the music’s power, sense of space, and cosmic scope. First edition from 1992 with gold sticker as front panel artwork

GLENN BRANCA

The Ascension

(Superior Viaduct) Used LP $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

Four guitarists (Branca, fellow composers Ned Sublette and David Rosenbloom, and future Sonic Youth member Lee Ranaldo), with Jeffrey Glenn on bass and Stephan Wischerth on drums, tear down the genre-ghettos between 20th century avant-garde and ecstatic rock’n’roll on this 2014 reissue of the 1981 LP. On “The Spectacular Commodity,” chiming, shimmering tones unfold into sinister drone-territory à la Tony Conrad, while abrasive guitars and repetitive beats retain the raw primitivism of No Wave. The title track attains a densely packed, larger-than-life sound and (as author Marc Masters says) “never stops climbing skyward.” Sealed

KJETIL D. BRANDSDAL

KDB

(KDB) Used LP $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

Lo-fi, droning, tape-looped improv spew devoid of drums, with most rhythms coming from tape loops or guitar parts, and generally levitating the consciousness pretty effectively in a ceilingward direction. Headphone listening reveals some pretty cool mix-work while retaining a unique Nordic grittiness in sound. Paste-on front and back cover

KJETIL D. BRANDSDAL

Kjetil D. Brandsdal

(Ecstatic Peace) Used LP $5.00

Intense and mesmerizing instrumentals from 1999 by this Norwegian sound-explorer. Experimental guitar, turntables and electronics.

KJETIL D. BRANDSDAL / MIKAËL TRÉMEL

Kjetil D. Bransdal / Mikaël Trémel

(Smalltown Supersound) Used LP $5.00

Distracted guitar picking, disharmony, flimsy organ tones and a peculiar rhythmic sense make up the main body of this relatively low-key album from 1999, which at times leans toward jazz and then recalls a seething little kid’s first discovery of the piano. Generic black jacket with centerhole and paste-on artwork

KJETIL D. BRANDSDAL

Rogalands Lydigste

(Swill Radio) Used LP $15.00

Distinctive, uncompromising and minimalist instrumental music from 1999. Guitar played with the imminent threat of screams, whines and surreptitious tones. Definitely rock for the advanced. Sealed

ANTHONY BRAXTON

19 [Solo] Compositions, 1988

(New Albion) Used CD $8.00

Sixteen originals recorded live plus “You Go To My Head,” “Round Midnight,” and “Half Nelson.” Although free in spots, Braxton’s performances also have their own logic and are quite concise.

ANTHONY BRAXTON

Composition N. 165 [For 18 Instruments]

(New Albion) Used CD $8.00

Performed by the University of Illinois Creative Music Orchestra, conducted by Anthony Braxton in 1992, who describes it thus: “There are static and mutable cloud formations that drift in and out of the canvas of the music…, yet there are target recognition states. This is a sequential event continuum that places equal emphasis on sound and space — the moments come ... the moments go.”

ANTHONY BRAXTON

Composition N. 169 + (186 + 206 divided by 214)

(Leo) Used 2xCD $15.00

A string orchestra plus four saxophonists tackle this gloriously sprawling concerto. “There is a static quality to much of the piece,” notes All Music Guide, “Characterized by pulsating, thrusting strings. The timbre of the strings actually softens the blows, making this more listenable than some of the composer’s other assemblages…. [T]he fine work of the Slovenia Radio Orchestra, coupled with excellent soloing from Braxton and his saxophonist colleagues, gives this a serious, if somewhat difficult demeanor. There are the usual flashes of brilliance, the complex rhythmic patterns, and the repeating quarter tones…. [T]his is a substantial work … [of] considerable depth and originality.” From 2001

ANTHONY BRAXTON

Composition N. 247

(Leo) Used CD $10.00

“A trio outing featuring saxophonist / clarinetist James Fei and bagpipe performer Matthew Welch,” notes All About Jazz. This “unlikely instrumentation mix” places “this extended composition … within [Braxton’s] Ghost Trance Music series, which he describes as a ‘melody that doesn’t end’.” From 2001

ANTHONY BRAXTON

Knitting Factory (Piano / Quartet) 1994, Vol. 2

(Leo) Used 2xCD $9.00

The never-less-than-impressive Braxton “moves from swing to cool to bebop and back, all the while never letting go of his love for free jazz,” notes All Music Guide, essentially putting “every jazz influence that came his way during his musical upbringing in the boiler and distilling a powerful ersatz. The quartet’s renditions can be very faithful at times, very mainstream. These moments are propelled by Marty Erlich’s soulful saxophone … and Joe Fonda’s bass…. Then again, [Braxton’s] subversive language is never quiet for very long. Every tune moves in and out of focus…. A powerful jazz lesson from a master.”

ANTHONY BRAXTON

Ninetet (Yoshi’s) 1997 – Compostion N. 207 / Compostion N. 208 Vol 1

(Leo) Used 2xCD $17.00 (Out-of-stock)

“Pounding pulses devoid of melody, a somewhat limited tonal palette, and lots of repeating phrases … add to the complexity and the opaqueness” of this live recording, notes All Music Guide. “Appreciating the theoretical underpinnings of the compositions … make it more approachable, and the glorious improvisations by Braxton and his colleagues mitigate the harshness of the whole…. [T]he solos and trio breakouts are nothing less than splendid…. [T]hese two performances are among his best for a small group.”

ANTHONY BRAXTON

Solo (Koln) 1978

(Leo) Used CD $12.00

“Performing solely on alto sax, there is a searing lyricism and a surprisingly jazz-oriented underpinning to even the most abstract of Braxton’s improvisations,” according to All Music Guide. Released twenty-four years after they were recorded, the tracks here show “him in an energetic mood, and should satisfy those who appreciate his more radical side within the ‘mainstream’ of the jazz avant-garde. He barks, screeches (though only occasionally and in characteristically good taste), and shows some outstanding technical skills, including incredible speed. While he has recorded some of these compositions elsewhere…, Braxton is in peak form on this one and the results are uniformly excellent.”

BREKEKEKEXKOAXKOAX

I Managed to Get Out Through a Secret Door

(Eh?) Used CDR $4.00

“Two long pieces for prepared guitar, where Josh Ronsen, resembling an uncertain version of Hans Reichel, strings together disconnected and non-musical phrases, accompanied by Jason Pierce’s politely restrained cymbal brushing,” mentions our friend at Sound Projector. “ ‘Shoham’ showcases Ronsen’s solo live electronics work…, an extended bout of frowning and glowering translated into monolithic electric moans. He combines his electronics set-up with a turntable and guitar on ‘Art brings a tiny gleam…’, and again succeeds in erecting an inscrutable wall which asks more questions than it answers.”

JOHN WOLF BRENNAN / HANS KENNEL

Pipelines

(Leo - LR292) Used CD $5.00

Eclectic pianist Brennan translates himself onto a church organ for the purposes of an uncompromising culture clash somewhere between baroque music and jazz with trumpeter Kennel, whose playing is brilliant and bright, sharp and clear. This music of fanfares avoids strong dissonances in favor of harmonic nuance and the sound of a church celebration transported en masse into the twenty-first century. The uneasy parp of Marc Unternährer’s tuba on four tracks pushes into slightly edgier waters. Despite an aura of pleasing-enough sound, only close-up do the cleverly intertwined lines and deep, snooty weirdness of Pipelines really emerge.

BRETHREN OF THE FREE SPIRIT

The Wolf Shall Also Dwell With The Lamb

(Important) Used LP $8.00

Guitarist / composer James Blackshaw and lutenist / composer Jozef van Wissem recorded at Locksley Hall, Amsterdam in April 2008. Four long circular compositions in which the duo unify in historical reference to the musics of both the ancient lute and contemporary acoustic guitar. Black vinyl. Sealed

DER BRIEF

Volum

(Jazzassin) Used CD $5.00

’90s improv power trio John Hegre on guitar and electronics, Jorgen Larsson on synth, and drummer Nils Are Dronen push the limits of noise, rock, and human endurance. Almost like a lo-fi collage. Edition of 500.

BROKEN HEARTED DRAGONFLIES

Insect Electronica from Southeast Asia

(Sublime Frequencies) Used CD $10.00 (Out-of-stock)

A tribute to swarms of male dragonflies of Southeast Asia that during mating join in choruses of high-pitched tones to court their mates — the ones that don't succeed in finding a mate eventually scream so loud their chests explode and they drop dead to the ground (kind of like emo-core bands). Recorded live and unprocessed by Tucker Martine in Laos, Thailand and Burma, Brokenhearted Dragonflies features field recordings of droning cicadas, dragonflies and other insects that create a tropical hallucination of strange symphonies and alien sounds. Liner notes by Hakim Bey.

BROKEN PENIS ORCHESTRA

Plays With Itself

(Hypnagogia) Used CD $40.00

2011 reissue of a “totally bonkers cut-up record, comparable to the notorious Bladder Flask experiment, though far more stupid and abrasive in its relentless onslaught. ‘Broken part 1’ is particularly effective in the way it passes on feelings of alienation and disconnectedness.” In pink clamshell case #29/100

BROTHER AH

Move Ever Onward

(Ikef) Used LP $18.00 (Out-of-stock)

2002 pressing of this 1975 album of spiritual jazz with a more worldly sound that incorporated robust African and Asian influences. Its eight eclectic tracks feature vocals from by Dara, Aiisha, Kwesi Gilbert Northern, and Ayida Tengemana, along with cacaphonous percussion, flute and stringed instrument flourishes. Liner notes by Jean Carn

BROTHER AH

Sound Awareness

(Ikef) Used LP $18.00 (Out-of-stock)

Two side-long tracks by renowned French horn player Robert Northern with notable appearances by percussionist Max Roach, the M’Boom Re:percussion Ensemble, and a 90-piece vocal choir. 2002 pressing of this boundary-pushing album recorded and originally released by Strata East in 1972 after much extensive work with the Sun Ra Arkestra. Liner notes by Roach

TOM BRUNO / SABIR MATEEN

Getting Away With Murder

(Eremite - MTE007) Used CD $10.00 (Out-of-stock)

“Two musicians recorded down in New York’s subway [in February 1995],” explains Ben Watson, “And, surprise, surprise, they’re playing excellent jazz. Bruno uses brushes on his busker’s pared-down kit: a glorious, intricate waterfall of beats. Tenorist Mateen leaps in like a salmon, flashy and wise…. Mateen’s meditative, Lowe-like intimacy is just what is required [for this 45-minute improv]. When the sax lays out for nine minutes, Bruno’s fluid ebullience comes to the fore. Mateen’s concluding flourish lets in some subway ambience — train-door slams and commuter chatter — and the results are haunting…. Byron Coley’s sleevenote is, as usual, a gas.”

BOBB BRUNO

Mellowdramas

(Sleeping Giant Glossolalia) Used LP $5.00

With its combination of late-night-loner electronic drift, dream-inducing rhythmic workouts, and masterful avant-pop orchestrations, this record by a member of Beast Coast stays with you. Written and recorded during a period of personal turmoil, it travels the arc from the deeply melancholic to the triumphant, leaving bad dreams to die on the bedroom floor. Guests include Nels Cline (Wilco), Rebecca Coleman (Pageants, ex-Avi Buffalo), Josh Klinghoffer (RHCP).

BOBB BRUNO

The Shy Tuff Bunny Runs Away

(Transparency) Used CD $5.00 (Out-of-stock)

Instrumental electronica by the dude from Polar Goldie Cats and Best Coast. “Crunchy, noisy mad scientist soundtrack stuff,” says Aquarius, “With beats and … melodies amid abrasive spastic metallic outbursts. Very frenetic and constantly in flux.” Guest Nels Cline plays slide on one song.

GAVIN BRYARS

The Sinking Of The Titantic

(Obscure) Used LP $50.00 (Out-of-stock)

Bryars’s deeply mournful masterwork from 1975, still strangely haunting after all these years. Realized with The Cockpit Ensemble, Sandra Hill, Derek Bailey, Angele Bryars, Michael Nyman, John White, John Nash, and Miss Eva Hart, the performance contains more light that one has any reason to expect for such a dark project. Stunning. 1978 Polydor reissue in Island jacket.

PETER BRÖTZMANN GROUP

Fuck De Boere (Dedicated to Johnn Dyani)

(Atavistic) Used CD $10.00 (Out-of-stock)

“Two of the most explosive, riveting pieces of music to come out of the European vaults — never before released, mastered from original radio master tapes — by larger groups led by the German saxophone legend, both recorded by Hessischer Rundfunk at the Frankfurt Jazz Festival, in 1968 and 1970. First is an unheard alternate version of Brötzmann’s groundbreaking Machine Gun, this time with a nine-piece group (same as the LP, adding tenor saxophonist Gerd Dudek), recorded three months before the BRO/FMP record was made. Then there’s a forty-minute masterpiece from 1970, with a large group featuring three tenors, three trombones, no bassist, Fred van Hove on organ, Derek Bailey on guitar, and Han Bennink and Sven-Ake Johansson on drums. It’s a monumental piece, featuring some of the most extreme Bailey on record (sounding at times like Masayumi Takayanaki from five years later), and tremendous interplay between Brötzmann, Evan Parker and Willem Breuker. Twelve-panel foldout booklet with liner notes and period photographs.

PETER BRÖTZMANN OCTET

Machine Gun

(FMP) Used CD $30.00

“The marathon, lung-bursting howl of Peter Brötzmann’s Machine Gun, which the saxophonist self-released on his BRÖ imprint 50 years ago,” remarks Downbeat, “captures the anxiety of a generation grappling with the Vietnam War and civil unrest. The emotional and political complexity it was born from still resonates today…. It’s easy to explain the album’s singular energy as Brötzmann and company harness the era’s ambition of plotting a new path forward. But in the bandleader’s mind, ‘There is no contradiction between creation and destruction. I never thought music was a healing force of the universe. I didn’t agree with Mr. Ayler. But we wanted to change things; we needed a new start…. We were angry. We wanted to do something’…. Machine Gun’s 45-second intro forms one of jazz’s most distinctive mission statements. Evan Parker weaves around the horn section’s staccato blasts, before Han Bennink’s drums blast a nervy military march alongside Peter Kowald’s wildly rumbling bass. The brutality of the album’s remaining 36 minutes exceeds the number of commonly recognized synonyms for ‘violent’…. Ultimately, Machine Gun is the blues for a continent ravaged by a century of internecine warfare, unfathomable crimes against humanity and an uncertain future.” 1990 reissue.

PETER BRÖTZMANN SEXTET

More Nipples

(Atavistic) Used CD $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

This session from April 18, 1969, put British improvisers Evan Parker and Derek Bailey into a once-in-a-lifetime sextet with Brötzmann and Buschi Niebergall, and Dutch radicals Han Bennink and Fred van Hove. “The title track is 17 minutes of some of the most important music in the history of European free jazz,” Pitchfork assures us. “As it unfolds with duos and trios crystallizing from the splinters of the entire group’s nuclear mass, it’s … apparent how well these guys understood each other’s playing, to the point of being conscious of what the group performance sounded like as a whole…. Don’t let the fact that these are outtakes scare you away from this disc, because this stuff is essential to anyone interested in how Herr Brötzmann earned his status as one of the most devastating forces to ever touch a saxophone.”

PETER BRÖTZMANN TRIO

For Adolphe Sax

(Atavistic) Used CD $10.00

The German tenor saxophonist’s first, recorded with bassist Peter Kowald and drummer Sven-Ake Johansson. This is intense, unrelenting free jazz with little in the way of clear structure or melody. Apart from a few brief moments of quiet during “Sanity,” this stuff just doesn’t quit, with Brötzmann’s consistently abrasive, high-pitched wailing leading the charge and the other two members stirring up a pretty good ruckus themselves (Kowald especially gets in a good string-sawing bass solo on “Morning Glory”).

MATT BUA / MATT MIKAS / TOM ROE

Of The Bridge

(free103point9) Used LP $5.00

Field recordings of traffic, subway trains, and construction and repairs on the Williamsburg Bridge from 2002, with sampled sounds from Sonny Rollins’s 1961 recording, and performances by three New York sound artists who live next to the structure. Silkscreened jacket. Numbered edition of 300.

HAROLD BUDD / RICHARD MAXFIELD

The Oak Of The Golden Dreams

(New World Records - 80555) Used CD $15.00

1999 reissue of Budd’s staunch minimalist works (realized on the Buchla Electronic Music System at the California Institute of the Arts (then in Burbank) in 1970, originally released by Advance in 1971) and Maxfield’s four compositions that skitter from electronics to tape loops. The disc’s centerpiece is his 1961 “Piano Concert for David Tudor,” a twelve-minute exploration of a wired-up piano. Tiddlywinks pluck amplified strings and gyroscopes whir inside the instrument, releasing an array of sounds you never thought a piano was capable of creating.

BULBS

Light Ships

(Freedom To Spend) Used CD $3.00

“William Sabiston and guitarist Jon Almaraz traffic in screechy, broken electro-acoustic noise, flirting with song structure and formless improvisation. Their ugly, spackled palette weds keening shards of guitar, prepared piano, and glockenspiel sounds with furry drum machine grime. A garish coupling that veers tantalizingly close to pretty melodies and sensuous textures without fully capitulating to coherence.”

THE BULGARIAN STATE RADIO & TELEVISION FEMALE VOCAL CHOIR

Les Mystère Des Voix Bulgares Vol. 1

(4AD) Used LP $7.00

The classic beyond-mesmerizing folk choir recordings from the mid-1970s, reissued in 1986.

BULLET IN THE HEAD

Bullet In The Head

(Bulb) Used 7-inch $2.00

Three short tracks of proto-industrial noiserock from 1993

BUM KON

Bum Kon

(Local Anesthesia) Used LP $20.00 (Out-of-stock)

Raw thrash emanations with a frenetic instrumental attack and intense vocals from Colorado 1984.

BUM KON

Ground Round

(Sun Baked) Used LP $20.00

“Power is the name of the game,” assures the German language zine Trust about this Colorado hardcore band’s second and final album, released in 1986. They “are not overly fast, but they do make very passionate music [with] absolutely weird rhythm changes and the … nasal vocals…. Bum Kon play around with … studio tricks, so that it hisses, hums, or farts … unexpectedly. Hot…. HC with a difference, but good.”

BUNALIM

Bunalim

(Shadoks) Used CD $10.00

2006 reissue of early 70s tracks by this underground Turkish psych band who mix heavy hard rock with the style of traditional Anatolian folk dances and songs. Sealed

BUNNY BRAINS

Bunny Magick

(Blackjack) Used LP $10.00

“Nothing exceeds like excess.” So Douglas Wolk sums up this LP from 1994. “The Bunny Brains have built a Taj Mahal of psychedelic sludge, a two-chord Trump Tower, a Mount Rushmore of everybody playing really loud at once and sort of trying to make sure they’re playing the same song. The Connecticut band, known for way-over-the-top live performances (half-naked dancers, dozens of stuffed animals flying everywhere, very long songs) and why-did-they-do-that? recordings … has topped itself again. Bunny Magick has a handful of digressions, like the ridiculous acoustic tribute to a favorite DJ (“R U Ready Carolyn Keddy?”) and an even more ridiculous, fume-addled jig (“Erin Go Boom!”), and a couple of short found pieces (like the hysterical children’s choir anti-drug song that opens the record). Most of it, though, is what the Bunny Brains do best: hugely fun, near-improvised two-chord rock for lots of people to jump up and down to, with songs that go on as long as they’re still fun for everyone to play and end when everybody’s gotten bored with the main riff and wandered off into solos. Sealed

BURIAL HEX

Initiations

(Aurora Borealis) Used 2xLP $15.00

A metaphysical odyssey of uncertain outcome. From the psycho-religious clamour of “Will To The Chapel” with its jihadic cries, through the somnambulant, subterranean oscillations of “Eight Pentacles,” the way ahead is far from clear, the atmosphere claustrophobic and threatening. The album ends with the half-speed collisions, static miasma, and white noise squawl of “Bo -II- Ne.” Black card disco bags with a wrap-around black sleeve, hand screenprinted in white ink; includes two inserts. 180g vinyl.

DAN BURKE / THOMAS DIMUZIO

Upcoming Events

(No Fun) Used CD $3.00

An unending spur of equal parts gorgeous and uncomfortably perplexing sound spread across fifteen tracks from 2008. Crackles of electronic fire, tremolo-infused waves of sustained guitar, broken music boxes and found sounds among all other sorts of unfounded wails of gargantuan melancholy drone, Burke and Dimuzio’s collaboration is a forceful, early industrial sound ruination combined with classic krautrock ambiance of the Tangerine Dream / Cluster ilk.

JOSHUA BURKETT

Life Less Lost

(Spirit of Orr) Used CD $5.00

Frenetic, impressively free-form and yet technical guitar-playing from 2003 by this Vermonster, matched with a typically modest vocal performance.

JOSHUA BURKETT

Myself Among Others

(Feather One's Nest) Used CDR $5.00 (Out-of-stock)

Collaborations with Kemialliset Ystävät, Willie Lane, Thurston Moore, Parrotprobe, Ron Schneiderman, Sound Of Pot, Ed Askew, Lau Nau, Ralph White, MV, Dan Brown, and Red Favorite. Nine tracks previously released, eight heard here for the first time. Cover is photocopy on red paper. Assembled with silver mylar tape. Hand-burned disc.

JOSHUA BURKETT

Owl Leaves Rustling

(Feather One's Nest) Used LP $20.00

“A brilliant collage of four-track chaos,” declares Shelfdwindle about the first pressing of this 1995 LP. “A timeless collision of folk and noise [with an] overwhelming loner psych vibe [that] combine[s] with … deeply personal yet muddy sound…. [F]or convenience’s sake let’s make an offhanded comparison of early Jandek meets Tall Dwarfs.” Recycled jacket with spray paint on front, paste-on photocopy on back. Edition 200

BURNING STAR CORE

Let’s Play Wild Like Wildcats Do

(Hospital) Used CD $8.00

Full-on experimental electronics from 1995, with the first track “Mes Soldats Stupides (Demo)” gradually fracturing kraut / funk drums, horns, and white noise into a whirling mess of synthesized mayhem. “Clouds In My Coffee” is a darker piece of devastating, resonating analogue drone. Sealed

BURNING STAR CORE / YELLOW SWANS

Yellow Swans / Burning Star Core

(Blossoming Noise) Used LP $8.00

Collaboration from 2005-2006 by GMS, Pete Swanson, C. Spencer Yeh, and Mike Shiflet. Red marbled vinyl

DAVE BURRELL

Echo

(Affinity) Used LP $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

1979 reissue of volume twenty in BYG’s Actuel series. Seriously high-energy, free jazz action recorded in Paris 1969 by pianist Burrell, along with Archie Shepp (tenor), Alan Silva (bass), Sunny Murray (drums), Clifford Thornton (cornet), Grachan Moncur III (trombone), and Arthur Jones (alto sax).

WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS

Shoot More Dopes T-Shirt

([ no label ]) Used Size XL $50.00

Hanes Heavyweight 100% cotton. Black with white and red ink.

BUTTHOLE SURFERS

Piouhgd

(Capitol) Used CD $5.00 (Out-of-stock)

Upon its initial release in 1991, Rough Trade claimed that Piouhgd was pronounced “pee-owed” (as in the abbreviation for “pissed off”) and that it also meant “I told you” in the Navajo. This explanation, as well as the spelling, were fabricated by the label unbeknownst to the band; the album title was intended to be unpronounceable. Features “Hurdy Gurdy Man,” a single that found its way onto MTV.

BUTTHOLE SURFERS

The Hole Truth... And Nothing Butt!

(Trance Syndicate - TR35) Used CD $20.00 (Out-of-stock)

“Originally released as a bootleg by the shadowy Totonka outfit,” explains All Music Guide, “The Hole Truth [was legitimized] when Surfers’ drummer King Coffey simply took a copy and re-released it on his own label…. [The live material] sounds fairly good throughout…, [as does] an early 1983 studio demo [of] ‘Butthole Surfer,’ and three numbers from 1985 San Antonio date on the Independent Worm Saloon tour. As a ten-year snapshot of the band’s evolution from freakish punk weirdness into a more professional but no less insane band, it’s manna from heaven for the hardcore fan…. [T]he 1983 demo of ‘Something’, a slow stomp and throb with what almost sounds like a horn section coming from Leary’s deathdrone guitar work, sounds utterly unlike the Pioughd version. Haynes’ screeching makes everything even nuttier…. Other highlights include [a straightforward “Hurdy Gurdy Man,” an out-of-nowhere snippet of “Come Together,”] a ridiculous version of ‘Lady Sniff’ taped in San Francisco in 1986, and a 1987 interview on a New York college station featuring various insults about Oliver North and bizarre takes on ‘Kum Ba Yah’ and ‘The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald’.” Sealed.

TORE HONORÉ BØE

Suave Siesta

(Purple Soil - PS2004) Used CD $3.00

Part reissue of an out-of-print Jazzassin release called Siesta, part new material in the same vein (Suave) by this Origami Republika head of state. Environmental collage, field recordings, minimally processed sounds, plenty of silence, and devices referred to as "analog laptops."

C-SCHULZ / HAJSCH

C-Schulz & Hajsch

(Sonig) Used LP $5.00

Acoustic instruments, field recordings, concrete sounds in the vein of Zoviet France, Coil, and Nurse With Wound. Guests include Monika Westphal, Katinka Reinert, Jeph Jerman, Daisuke Suzuki, Sack Ziegler, Gregor Hotz, Lu Hübsch, Andrä Klauken, and Hein Bruehl.

C.C.C.C.

Cosmic Coincedence Control

(Endorphine Factory) Used CD $40.00 (Out-of-stock)

Claustrophobic and imposing noise layered with heavy fuzz and set at a fairly slow pace from 1992, reaching a wall-of-sound intensity. Edition of 500

C.C.C.C.

Loud Sounds Dopa – Live In USA

(Endorphine Factory) Used CD $20.00 (Out-of-stock)

There’s something to be said, says Unborn Whiskey, about how Mayuko Hino, Hiroshi Hasegawa and crew “close-mic collapsed stars” and allow us to “travel inside these dead lights and see colors as the truest reflections possible.” Hand-numbered sample/1000.

C.C.C.C.

Love & Noise

(Endorphine Factory - EDP012) Used CD $25.00 (Out-of-stock)

“The colonizing whine of the infinitely tiny and reactionary,” says [Desperation + Noise], “… the pink fire expelled by ant synapses when they connect…, brushing harsh against its similar brothers…, and screaming … to no one in particular.” From 1996.

C.L.A.W.S.

Cave In

(Discaire) Used LP $5.00

One-third of the San Francisco psych band Bronze makes the perfect soundtrack for an underground, cryogenic techno-house rave. A haunting, brooding atmosphere where impending sub-bass frequencies are matched with icy synth melodies. Packaged in custom ziplock bag with insert and Discaire logo pen. Record insert can be used to decode secret info on the label. Edition of 300

CABARET VOLTAIRE

Hai!

(Rough Trade) Used LP $10.00 (Out-of-stock)

Recorded live in Tokyo in 1982. Sparse rhythms and dark, abrasive montages, loops and samples of found sounds. The material is less raw and fragmented than the band’s initial punk releases, but the rhythmic component is still central to the equation. U.S. pressing from 1982

CABARET VOLTAIRE

Johnny Yesno

(Doublevision) Used LP $5.00 (Out-of-stock)

Beautifully echoed, broodingly psychotic, morally compromised atmospheres that bridge the paranoid bricolage of their early records and the increasingly minimalist, dancefloor-conscious rhythms of latter era.

CABARET VOLTAIRE

Mix-Up

(Rough Trade) Used LP $18.00 (Out-of-stock)

Their first album, released in 1979, impressively harnesses noise, primitive rhythm box percolations, tape loops, garbled vocals, and blasts of Farfisa. Look for ugly slabs of dub with frizzling snaps of white-heat buzz, clunky percussion, and plodding basslines forming skanking, roiling rhythms. Both the bass and incidental vocals are relegated to the back of the mix as the piercing detritus takes center stage. For all the manual binning and sandblasting of rock’s elemental properties, the band makes an acid-damaged rock song like The Seeds’ “No Escape” sound even more damaged while retaining its spirit, nerve, and structure. The remainder of the album hisses and hectors in a similar fashion, tidily bundling pop-song length pieces that will do nothing for that headache of yours.

CABARET VOLTAIRE

Radiation

(Get Back ) Used LP $20.00

Mid-1980s BBC recordings from the godfathers of electro-industrial; arrangements are stripped down to a barebones, minimalist approach that is harder and funkier than the studio album cuts from three period. Includes three tracks from nowhere else in the Cabaret Voltaire discography. 2001 pressing

CABARET VOLTAIRE

The Voice Of America

(Rough Trade) Used LP $10.00 (Out-of-stock)

Displaying how noisy, abrasive, and unpleasant an album can be without becoming a total drag, this 1980 record has an anchor in its increased use of rhythm. Sickly demented drones of cacophony are twisted and doctored in new ways and make for compelling listening. Recordings of dive-bombing war planes may or may not be intertwined and distorted (not knowing for sure is only part of the thrill). Dubby rhythms are equally anemic in the background. Electro-surges predict comic doom behind a deep, growling voice.

CABARET VOLTAIRE

Three Crepuscule Tracks

(Rough Trade) Used 12-inch $10.00

“In transition between the found-vocals / art-noise period and a commitment to dance-floor electronics,” notes Trouser Press, “ ‘Sluggin’ fer Jesus (Part One)’ is a masterful combination of the two, as a right-wing TV preacher demands large cash contributions over a powerful, trance-inducing synth beat.” U.S. pressing from 1981

CABARET VOLTAIRE

Three Mantras

(Rough Trade) Used LP $15.00

Two sidelong pieces that expand the trio’s avant-electronic-grunge into trancier realms. The alien feeling at the core of Cabaret Voltaire remains, though, strong and strange as always. 1980 pressing

CAESURA

Wallpaper The Witness

(Birds Go South - BGS1) Used LP $8.00

This San Francisco trio’s dense, scattershot rock goes right for the jugular, a concoction of math rock, free jazz, metal, prog, and dance music flavors, expertly blended, and ready to ignite. Silkscreened jacket.

CALEXICO

Feast Of Wire

(Quarterstick) Used 2xLP $15.00

The overall feel of this 2003 LP is one of restraint and refinement. The predominance of shorter tracks inject impact into Calexico’s gorgeous, film noir / spaghetti western fusion.

CALEXICO

Hot Rail

(Quarterstick) Used LP $15.00

The Tijuana Brass already met Giant Sand and Ennio Morricone in a dark new-wave spaghetti Western and long ago decided to stick around. One of the highlights of this vivid and cinematic LP from 2000 by multi-instrumentalists John Convertino and Joey Burns is the spooky “Fade,” with its late-’70s Miles Davis feel, jazzy drums, spacy vibes, and ominous cello. Sealed

CALEXICO

The Black Light

(Quarterstick) Used LP $15.00

Deeper and richer than Spoke, Calexico’s second album expands upon the sun-baked, cinematic sound with the addition of Latin jazz rhythms, mariachi trumpets, and pedal steel. So fine is their sense of texture and atmosphere that Calexico travels into another dimension, a world where scorpions surround you as you struggle to find water among the vast desert landscape. The group moves from ballad to western standoff to instrumental without any kind of break in flow or consistency.

CALLA

Calla

(Sub Rosa - SRV156) Used LP $22.00 (Out-of-stock)

Late ’90s integration of melodic structures with urban soundscapes from a strange and electric, dark and ambiguous universe — a parallel world between offbeat Texas rockabilly and soundmass of ’60s New York avant garde.

ROY CAMPBELL / DIE LIKE A DOG QUARTET

From Valley to Valley

(Eremite) Used CD $7.00

Peter Brötzmann, percussionist Hamid Drake and bassist William Parker with Campbell subbing for Toshinoro Kondo on trumpet. “From the perspective of free-style jazz, it does not get much better than this” live recording from the Fire In The Valley Festival, 1998, according to All Music Guide. “Campbell is a big plus, his clipped phrases, bold gestures, and confidant lines a welcome addition to the group sound. As to be expected, Brötzmann electrifies with never-ending torching, while Parker and Drake flow in and out with mesmerizing solidity.”

NEIL CAMPBELL

Itinerant String Section

(Freedom From) Used CDR $5.00

More minimalistic than Astral Social Club, and a bit introverted.

NEIL CAMPBELL

Sol Powr

(Music Mundane) Used CD $5.00

A logical precursor to Astral Social Club, with its heavy focus on keyboard-driven electronic pulse flotation, originally released on LP (Lal Lal Lal 2002). This 2007 reissues also includes previously released, impossible-to-find bonus tracks “Rolling Exploding” and “Sky Full Of Love” from a lathe-cut seven-inch (Gold Soundz 2003) and “Fuzzjam / Dub,” which was available for download from TechNOH.

NEIL CAMPBELL

String Quartets, Loops, Garden Talk

([ no label ]) Used CDR $6.00

“Thirteen haunting episodes you’re not likely to forget in a hurry,” says Sound Projector. “The program alternates two strands of musical activity. There are brief, faintly hilarious pieces of speeded-up records sabotaged by Campbell’s intermittent electronic belches…, followed immediately by deeply resonant, scorching drone-fests … effected using violins, guitars and scraped percussion, all recorded in such ways as to massively distort the natural sounds and generate far too many conflicting frequencies.”

GREG CAMPBELL / NELS CLINE / WALLY SHOUP

Suite: Bittersweet

(Strange Attractors) Used LP $12.00

Incendiary playing and massively inventive improvisation recorded at Sonarchy Radio, Seattle, in 2007, shifting from break-neck free-jazz to more minimalist, esoteric fare.

NEIL CAMPBELL / LATE / IAN MIDDLETON

Vatic Lamps

([ no label ]) Used CDR $14.00

Exquisite layered drone from three underground legends.

CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN

Telephone Free Landslide Victory

(Independent Project) Used LP $100.00

The legendary game-changing debut album that merges Eastern European folk, tropical grooves, post-punk atmospherics, country laid-back good times, and psych / garage band aesthetics. White paper innersleeve with letterpress printing. Two inserts, live show flyers from the era, and original sticker on outer bag. Numbered first edition from 1985 (#0111 of 1250) in letterpress jacket printed on chipboard cover.

CAMPFIRE SONGS

Campfire Songs

(Catsup Plate) Used CD $6.00

Though the sound is radically different from the digital processing and sound manipulation previously employed by The Animal Collective, the results are clearly of a piece with the percussive, almost incantatory feel of their earlier records. This was recorded on a screened-in porch in rural Maryland and the hum of the outdoors adds depth and presence impossible to achieve otherwise. The trio knits together threads of guitar strum and pluck; chanted, nearly wistful vocal harmonies; and often a pulsing rhythm that seems like it might break apart at any moment, and sometimes does. The melodies are simple and repetitive, recalling the early work of the Third Ear Band, ’70s German commune-music, and similar folk-psychedelic explorers. Edition of 1000 copies in handmade chipboard digipaks with offset printed decals and insert.

CAN

Delay 1968

(Restless) Used CD $6.00 (Out-of-stock)

Recorded 1968/1969 at Schloss Nörvenich. With Holger Czukay, Jaki Liebezeit, Michael Karoli, Irmin Schmidt, Malcolm Mooney.

CAN

Music (Live 1971-1977)

(Mute) Used 2xCD $10.00 (Out-of-stock)

With "Jynx," "Dizzy Dizzy," "Vernal Equinox," "Fizz," "Yoo Doo Right," "Cascade Waltz," "Colchester Finale," "Kata Kong," and "Spoon." Released 1999.

CAN

Soon Over Babaluma

(Restless) Used CD $6.00 (Out-of-stock)

1990 reissue. Recorded 1974. Holger Czukay, Irmin Schmidt, Jaki Liebezeit, Michael Karoli.

CANDLESNUFFER

Candlesnuffer

(Dr Jim's - 28) Used CD $7.00

David Brown (of Dumb & The Ugly, Signals, Skeleton, Ultratune) collides musique concrete and rock with Derek Bailey-esque guitar destruction, looped guitar twangs, repetitive percussive chimes, drones, samples, doom-laden power chords and out-of-nowhere noises.

THE CAPES & MASKS

Comic Book Heroes

(Mainstream) Used LP $15.00 (Out-of-stock)

Spy jazz and ’60s beat tunes from 1966 mixed with sound effects. Side two contains tracks from Irving Joseph’s 1960 album Murder, Inc.

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART AND HIS MAGIC BAND

Dust Sucker

(Milksafe - BF6003) Used CD $10.00 (Out-of-stock)

Nineteen-track collection of rare material, including twelve from Don Van Vliet’s own tape of the original Bat Chain Puller, with five live versions of Bat Chain Puller songs, a version of “Well Well Well” featuring Rockette Morton, and a live festival performance of “My Human Gets Me Blues.”

CARCASS

Reek Of Putrefaction

(Earache) Used LP $45.00 (Out-of-stock)

The late ’80s debut album that created grindcore and ushered in a whole new wave of extreme metal miles from the mainstream metal dominating the pop charts is a complete anarchic musical experience, a messy affair with lo-fi production values made all the more filthy sounding via down-tuned guitar abrasiveness, overdriven bass and frenetic drumming.

CARCASS

Symphonies Of Sickness

(Earache - MOSH18) Used LP $60.00

2002 reissue of the second cadaveric album from necropti-core fleshlords. Ten bowel-eroding tracks of super-heavy metallic devastation and decapitation. Colored vinyl. Edition of 1000. Sealed

CORNELIUS CARDEW

Thälmann Variations

(Matchless - MR10) Used LP $30.00

The side-long title track was written in 1974 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the death of Ernst Thalmann, the Secretary General of the German Communist Party, and is based on a popular German Worker’s Movement song, incorporates music from Eisler, Charles Koechlin’s “Let’s Free Thälmann”, funeral dirges and, perhaps unintentionally, outside-the-room sounds, especially car horns. Six short pieces are on the flip: joyous march called “Bethanien Song,” which commemorates a change in plans regarding the conversion of an old hospital from an artist center to a children’s hospital; “The Red Flag,” based on the changes to “O Tanenbaum”; the lovely, quasi-minimalist piece “Soon,” based on a pamphlet of Mao’s from 1930 promising imminent revolution; and a trio of Irish songs, “Croppy Boy,” “Father Murphy” and “Four Principles on Ireland.”

CAROLINER

The Cooking Stove Beast

(Subterranean) Used CD $20.00 (Out-of-stock)

Released in 2008 in oversized folder with splash of red paint. Include lyrics insert.

JOHN CARPENTER / ALAN HOWARTH

Escape From New York

(Dagored) Used LP $22.00

On the appropriately futuristic soundtrack to this 1981 film, director and composer John Carpenter and sound designer Alan Howarth favor simple, repetitive keyboard figures played on synthesizer, generally two per sequence, set in a fast-slow counterpoint. They borrow from Debussy and an ersatz show tune written by Nick Castle shows up, but most of the music sounds like earlier Carpenter scores — tense, ominous. 2000 pressing includes six pieces previously unreleased. With poster.

CHRISTINA CARTER

Bastard Wing

(Eclipse - ECL018) Used LP $10.00

Piano, electric guitar, voice and bells from 2003 by one half of Charalambides. Edition of 250

TOM CARTER / SCORCES

Beats For The Beast

(Free Porcupine Society) Used Split CD $5.00

All three members of Charalambides take a moment in 2004 to pursue passionate, simple beauty. The title track by Tom Carter is a “30-minute psychedelic dustbowl of slide guitar meanderings…, lush and impressive…,” explains Tiny Mix Tapes. Christina Carter and Heather Leigh Murray add textures and “touches of vocals to their mind-expanding cuatro.” Packaged in a silk-screened tri-fold sleeve with handmade obi.

CHRISTINA CARTER / LOREN MAZZACANE CONNORS

Meditations on the Ascension of Blind Joe Death Vol One

(Ecstatic Yod) Used LP $35.00

Somber and shadowy guitar and piano duets

DANIEL CARTER / TALIBAM!

New Nixon Tapes

(Roaratorio - ROAR16) Used LP $15.00

Since 2003, NYC's Talibam! have been charting a course through improv waters where rock, jazz, noise and all stops in between collide in an aggressive mix that defines free music in the best sense of the term: nothing is deemed out of bounds. Too much fun to be a po-faced postmodern exercise, and too expertly played to get sunk in a morass of good intentions, The New Nixon Tapes hurtles through two side-long pieces in an agile cascade of rhythmic and melodic ideas. Kevin Shea (drums) and Matt Mottel (synthesizer) have worked with Cooper-Moore and Rhys Chatham, among others; here they're joined by master saxophonist / trumpeter / flautist Daniel Carter. Recorded live in the WFMU studios. MP3 download coupon included. Sealed

RON CARTER

Piccolo

(Milestone / Universe - M-55004) Used 2xLP $10.00

Recorded 1977 at Sweet Basil in New York City with Kenny Barron on piano, Buster Williams on bass, Ben Riley drums and, of course, Carter on piccolo bass.

TOM CARTER

Root King

(Eclipse) Used LP $5.00

All of side one is “Lighthouse,” a slow, shimmering glissando of gonging bells and elongated swells of feedback, a glacial yet effervescent guitar piece. The second side offers more elusive notes and flowing, held tones that constantly waver between a vague throat / tonal source.

KIM CASCONE

The Knotted Constellation (Fourteen Rotted Coordinates)

(Monotype - MONO039) CD $12.75

(Monotype - MONO039) Used CD $10.00

Field recordings from around the world, surreal collage techniques and synthetic sounds derived from digital audio tools. With contributions by C. Spencer Yeh (Burning Star Core), Lithuanian sound artist Darius Ciuta and Berlin-based circuit bender Guido Henneböhl, among others.

JOHNNY CASH / THE TENNESSEE TWO

Get Rhythm

(Get Back ) Used LP $7.00 (Out-of-stock)

Eleven tracks recorded between 1955 and 1958, but not released until 1969, featuring Luther Perkins and Marshall Grant. 2002 reissue on 180-gram vinyl

JOHNNY CASH

I Walk The Line

(Topline) Used LP $5.00 (Out-of-stock)

Reissue of classic Sun-era tracks “I Walk The Line,” “Doggone Lonesome,” “Big River,” and “Luther’s Boogie,” and others.

JOHNNY CASH

Johnny Cash Sings Hank Williams

(Get Back ) Used LP $5.00 (Out-of-stock)

2002 reissue of 1960 covers of “I Can't Help It,” “You Win Again,” “Hey Good Lookin’,” and “I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You,” as well as originals “Folsom Prison Blues,” “I Walk The Line,” and more. 180-gram vinyl.

JOHNNY CASH

Now Here’s Johnny Cash

(Get Back ) Used LP $6.00 (Out-of-stock)

Twelve Sun tracks from 1961, showing off Cash’s deep, resonant baritone and spare, percussive guitar. 2002 reissue on 180-gram vinyl.

JOHNNY CASH

Original Sun Sound

(Get Back ) Used LP $5.00 (Out-of-stock)

Twelve tracks from 1965, including “Belshazzar,” “Born To Lose,” “Two Timing Woman,” and “Big River.” 2002 reissue on 180-gram vinyl.

JOHNNY CASH / THE TENNESSEE TWO

Story Songs Of The Trains And Rivers

(Get Back ) Used LP $8.00 (Out-of-stock)

Late ’50s tracks originally released in 1969 on Sun. Includes “Hey Porter” and ten other gems with Luther Perkins and Marshall Grant. 2002 reissue on 180-gram vinyl.

JOHNNY CASH

With His Hot And Blue Guitar

(Get Back ) Used LP $8.00 (Out-of-stock)

2002 reissue of his debut studio album from 1957. Includes “Cry, Cry, Cry,” “So Doggone Lonesome,” “I Walk The Line,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and eight others. 180-gram vinyl

CASIOTONE FOR THE PAINFULLY ALONE

Graceland

(Rococo) Used 7-inch $4.00

Owen Ashworth turns Paul Simon’s buoyant travelogue into a painfully lonely journey from one dark bedroom corner to another with a delightfully mopey cover. Includes Xiu Xiu remix of “Casiotone for the Painfully Alone in a Yellow Shirt” and the B-side “Sunday Street.”

CASUAL APPROACH

Acid Rock Noise Cowboys... Just Playing The Blues

(Psychedelic Farm) Used CD $5.00

“This five-piece includes current and former members of notable bands from the local fringe,” notes Pittsburgh City Paper. “Macronympha, Young Men’s Department, Motorpsychos, Lord Bird Golden Cobra…. [These] … lo-fi studio and live recordings made in 2009 [challenge] notions of rock music while keeping within the basic idiom and instrumentation of a psych-rock band…. Mostly extended, aggressive guitar jams.”

PATRIC CATANI / CHRIS IMLER

Lemniscate

(Sonig) Used CD $10.00

In 2008, following Jorinde Voigt’s concepts, composers Patric Catani and Chris Imler, developed the “lazy 8” of the infinity motif at Watermill-Center, NYC, a laboratory for performance, in the form of an acoustic “cluster.” The looped composition, formed of sixteen chapters, snakes around seven points realized using a multi-channel arrangement of six loudspeakers and thus describes the shape of a lemniscate through pure sound.

CATHODE TERROR SECRETION

Spectre Of Historys Design

(RRRecords - RRRCTS) LP $17.00 (Out-of-stock)

(RRRecords - RRRCTS) Used LP $5.00

Debut LP by leaders in the new American school of Power Electronics. Features members of Yellow Tears. “Staggeringly focused compositions, possessed data streams screaming at faster-than-life shred.” —Silvum

CAUDAL

Forever In Another World

(Oaken Palace - OAK002) Used LP $12.00

Aidan Baker (Nadja, Whisper Room, ARC) spreads multi-layered, heavily affected guitar across the propulsive rhythms of bassist Gareth Sweeney (Gout) and drummer Felipe Salazar (Muerte En Pereira). Equally influenced by krautrock, post-punk, and spacerock. Edition of 500, 180g vinyl. Free download code.

NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS

The First Born Is Dead

(Homestead) Used LP $22.00

Ghostly minimalist blues from 1985 in a nightmarish, almost apocalyptic swamp.

NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS

Tupelo

(Homestead) Used 12-inch $22.00

The opening track from The First Born Is Dead, plus “In The Ghetto,” “The Moon Is In The Gutter” and a drastic overhaul of Birthday Party live staple “The Six Strings That Drew Blood.”

MONTE CAZAZZA / MAYUKO HINO / MASON JONES / ELDEN M.

Chaos Of The Night – Live At KFJC

(Endorphine Factory - EDP010) Used CD $20.00

Massive 1994 noise jam with C.C.C.C.’s Hino playing a metal sheet, Cazazza on bass, Allegory Chapel’s Elden M. on sampler, and Jones on electric guitar. Huge, bass-cabinet-shredding eruptions. A deep noise battle loud and sublime. Sealed.

EUGENE CHADBOURNE

Country Music Of Southeastern Australia

(RRRecords) Used LP $13.00 (Out-of-stock)

Noisy free improv meets country & western from the mid-’80s, recorded in trademark ultra-lo-fi fashion. Covers of Willie Nelson, Duke Ellington.

EUGENE CHADBOURNE

LSD C&W: The History of the Chadbournes

(Fundamental) Used 2xLP $13.00

Recorded in studio for the most part with Tom Cora, David Licht, and Michael Kramer forming the core of the band with hotshots and ringers like John Zorn filling in the gaps, LSD C&W includes a hefty Beatles medley, a couple Hendrix songs, a tune by Albert Ayler. Roger Miller, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash also pass through Chadbourne’s grinder. Anarchic guitar solos, weird tape editing, excited tempos, fantastic cello playing from Cora, and a special kind of humor you get whenever you try to attach the words “avant” and “Western.”

ANDREW CHALK / ERIC LANZILLOTTA / RALF WEHOWSKY

Yang-Tul

(Anomalous) Used LP $22.00

An hypnotic, slowly-evolving drone from 1998 by the Mirror / Ora / Ferial Confine mastermind reworking materials by the P16.D4-nicator into waves of mysterious sounds, static and glitches, backed with the latter’s frenzied journey into otherworldly realms using sound material from the former and the dude from the label. Subtle, full of detail. First pressing, on blue vinyl

JAMES CHANCE AND THE CONTORTIONS

Live In New York

(Danceteria) Used 2xLP $15.00 (Out-of-stock)

Brutal yet danceable French reissue from 1991 of a live cassette (ROIR 1981), a timeless attack that combines screeching alto sax and vocal rants with a relentless disco beat. Ornette Coleman, Ronald Shannon Jackson, guitarist Bern Nix, trombonist Joseph Bowie and background vocals by the Discolitas provide the sleazy stage pageantry Chance champions. Perfectly hazy sound quality. Covers include “That Old Black Magic” and two by James Brown, “I Got You” and “King Heroin.”

CHAOS AS SHELTER / IGOR KRUTOGOLOV / TIDAL

Ingathering of Exiles

(Groundfault) Used CD $3.00

Collaboration from 2003 by David Brownstead of 666 Volt Battery Noise, Vadim Gusis (composer of soundscapes, neo-folk, and ambient drones), and experimental multi-instrumentalist Krutogolov. Sealed

CHARALAMBIDES

Ana / Kata

(Beta Lactam Ring) Used 10-inch $10.00

Two long tracks from 2002 that trade in the currency of stratosphere, sounding like distant decayed echoes of supernovas. “Ana” rings out with phased vocals that dance within quartertones of each other, an extended intro to spacious guitar double helixes swimming through plasma. On the flip, “Kata” resembles lost soundtrack material to a Maya Deren film. Numbered edition of 500

CHARALAMBIDES

IN CR EA SE

(Eclipse) Used 2xLP $15.00

Tom and Christina Carter’s four side-long excavations of the auditory plane from 2001, defined by interweaving threads of lap steel and chord organ, swept by intermittent currents of breath-born voice and serene modalities cycled upward into towering microtonal dissonance, and then flung down into corners of dark intimacy. Sealed

CHARALAMBIDES

Internal Eternal

(Wholly Other) Used CD $5.00 (Out-of-stock)

“Subtle psychedelia imbued with reverberating guitar echoes and luscious drones, recorded on Christmas Eve 1995,” explains Brainwashed. “Faint voices can be heard in the background…, and subtle atmospherics lend to the album a haunting, hollow quality. What is new, however, is the Arabic feel…, as if you are standing in a deserted casbah, only to hear the music of the desert and the departed wash in over the distant dunes.”

CHARALAMBIDES

Joy Shapes

(Kranky) Used 2xLP $15.00

Five extended tracks that atomize and absorb blues, psychedelia, gospel, improv, folk, and more by Tom Carter (electric guitar, lap steel guitar, acoustic guitar, chimes, wind wand), Christina Carter (electric guitar, voice, bells), and Heather Leigh Murray (pedal steel guitar, psaltery, voice).

CHARALAMBIDES

Market Square

(Siltbreeze) Used 2xLP $40.00

This lumbering beast from 1995 begins with a harrowing message left on the Carters’ answering machine from a guy threatening to kill himself if someone didn’t pick up the phone. There are some gentle moments here too, but overall it’s an emotionally draining, uneasy, and frightening ninety.

CHARALAMBIDES

Our Bed Is Green

(Time Lag) Used 2xLP $15.00 (Out-of-stock)

Originally released on cassette in 1992 and later reissued on CD by Wholly Other label, Charalambides’ debut roped folk, improvisation, psychedelia, blues and gospel into a crackling sound world unlike any other.

CHARALAMBIDES

Rose / Thong

(Klang Industries) Used LP $8.00

A stark, unsettling and beautiful slice of invocation / incantation, recorded in 2000, featuring extraordinary chord organ and vocals from Christina Carter, and signature lap steel mastery from Tom Carter. Horizontally serene and horizonless.

CHARALAMBIDES / SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE

Songs From The Entopic Garden Volume Two

(Time Lag) Used LP $22.00

Ben Chasny’s stunning “Resurrection,” backed with the Carters’ and the Murray’s trance-y, blissful “Second Rehearsal.” A real psychedelic phenomena from 2001. 180gm vinyl, letter-pressed jacket, insert. Numbered edition of 800.

CHARALAMBIDES

Three-Lane Blacktop

(Two-Lane Blacktop) Used LP $9.00

One side from the Cooler, NYC, at the 1995 CMJ fest (with swirling vox sound courtesy Kurt Wolf), backed with the 1994 Siltbreeze Festival set at the Khyber Pass in Philly. All live freak-rock tracks from Market Square and Strangle The Wretched Heavens, heavy on analog atmosphere and ecstatic, blown-out gtr-vox interconnectivity. Stickered cover, insert. Edition of 500

XAVIER CHARLES / KRISTOFF K. ROLL

La Pièce

(Potlatch) Used CD $8.00

Dynamic headphone music from 1999 by French electroacoustic duo and clarinetist who can get it on via noise electroacoustics or sound poetry. See-sawing violin sample glides through a quiet storm of bowed cymbals, tiny skittering sounds and gestural clarinet that generally offers up timbres rather than melodic lines.

DENNIS CHARLES / JEMEEL MOONDOC

We Don’t

(Eremite) Used CD $10.00

“Moondoc is in powerhouse form” on this 2003 disc, notes Cadence, “Blowing hard but in control and shaping his sound even when playing free. The late Charles shows that he belongs in the pantheon of great modern drummers right beside Cyrille, Murray, Jones, Blackwell, and Shannon Jackson. The patterns he uses to set off Moondoc’s hellacious blasts and create a perpetual undercurrent of rhythm are remarkable…. This is exquisite stuff from two masters and very highly recommended.” Clipped corner.

RHYS CHATHAM

Piano Music (Echo Solo)

(Azoth Schallplatten Gesellschaft) Used LP $10.00

Slightly atonal, minimalist piano tinkering from 2003, commissioned by the Robert Kovich Dance Company. Rather similar to Arnold Schoenberg and remarkably free of echo, considering the title.

RHYS CHATHAM

Rêve Parisien

(Primary Information) Used LP $13.00

Four compositions performed live at Jacob Kassay’s 2010 exhibition at Art: Concept in Paris, loosely functioning as an audio catalogue and soundtrack to the exhibition. Chatham abandoned the trumpet style he developed in the ’90s for a non-distorted, less effects-driven sound that complements his minimalist compositions and free jazz training. Gatefold jacket with die-cut cover.

PROF DEBU CHAUDHURI

Raga Desh

(India Archive Music) Used CD $5.00

Accompanied by Shafaat Ahmed Khan on table, Chaudhuri brings the “sweet, singing, ringing tone” of his Jaipur-Senia sitar-playing to this raga (Alap and Jor / vilambit and drut gasts in tintal) associated with the monsoon season, reflecting the joyful spirits as the rains bring relief from the hot, dry summer.

DON CHERRY

Orient

(Affinity) Used LP $15.00 (Out-of-stock)

Two 1971 live trio sets—one recorded August 11th in Carpentras, France with Han Bennink and Mocqui Cherry, the other recorded April 22nd with Jonnhy Dyani and Okay Temiz.

DON CHERRY / JOHN COLTRANE

The Avant-Garde

(Rhino) Used LP $12.00

Coltrane’s debut studio recording on soprano sax on one track (“The Blessing”) recorded during the summer of 1960 and then shelved for nearly six years. With Ed Blackwell (drums), Charlie Haden (bass), Percy Heath (bass). Neither Cherry nor Coltrane make radical departures on this album but their ability to complement the other both in terms of modal style and texture lends the album its success. 2003 reissue. Mono. Sealed

THE CHERRY BLOSSOMS

The Cherry Blossoms

(Apostasy) Used LP $8.00 (Out-of-stock)

A 2005 mind-bender from Nashville’s number one clatter-folk band that “sounds like a combination of Harry Smith and Sun Ra.”

THE CHERRY POINT

Black Witchery

(Troniks - TRO223) Used CD $5.00

The dark spell has been cast with this murky potion of macabre frequencies, derelict moans, satanic power and the hideous stench of occult slaughter. Reissues tracks previously released on three-inch CDRs by Chondritic Sound, Fargone Records, and Audiobot.

THE CHERRY POINT / HOWARD STELZER

Untitled

(Troniks) Used LP $6.00 (Out-of-stock)

The duo’s second collaboration uses source sounds by Blankenship, a full-on 100-mph fury carefully atomized and reassembled by Stelzer, who leaves plenty of empty space, a nuclear device draped in lovely gauze. Edition of 161 copies. Paste-on jacket.

CHEVEU

Cheveu

(S-S Records) Used LP $12.00

2008 glue wave that’s equally classic garage and free / experimental. All songs are home-recorded, superimposing live and not-live takes, creating a kind of real / old / current feeling. White vinyl

CHILD ABUSE

Child Abuse

(Rococo) Used LP $12.00

Heavy, machine-gun spurts of atonal tech-metal combined with confusing, off-time blurps and murps, Residents-style hump-funk, aspects of wildly enthusiastic children’s music, growls and howls of 1973 mud improvisations. The spirits of Drumbo and Carl Nielson hover ominously overhead. Sealed

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

Alone Together

(Sacred Bones) Used LP $9.00 (Out-of-stock)

The Seattle duo hovers between abstract soundscape compositions, Jandek-inspired bouts of melancholy droned-out dementia, and stripped-apart abrasive punk. Silkscreened jacket.

CHILDREN’S TELEVISION WORKSHOP

Polyamorous Love Cult

(Drunken Fish) Used LP $7.00 (Out-of-stock)

Gavin Shaw of New Zealand’s Sferic Experiment cooks up a dirty spoonful of fuzz and coughs out his first solo LP in the mid-’90s. Cover is a nice folded paper sleeve.

ALEX CHILTON

Like Flies On Sherbert / Live In London

(Earmark) Used 2xLP $60.00

2003 reissue of the controversial 1980 album, considered by some fans an anarchic mess and a collapse of a major talent, while others loved it for its chaotic rock’n’roll wreckage. Bonus platter was recorded at Dingwalls, May 28, 1980.

ALEX CHILTON

Lost Decade

(Fan Club) Used 2xLP $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

1970s recordings made as both solo performer and producer. The Artist half features the brilliantly sloppy “Bangkok” / “Can't Seem to Make You Mine” single, outtakes from the chaotic Bach’s Bottom period, and four songs from a post-Box Tops, pre-Big Star session. The Producer portion features rare Chilton-produced recordings, including Grady Whitebread’s “Bus Trip” and an entire side by Scott Adams. 1986 pressing

CHOP SHOP

Chop Shop Plays Emil Beaulieau — Red And Buried

(Pure) Used CD $5.00

Fourteen untitled tracks from 1995, pure industrial noise.

CHRISTINE 23 ONNA

Shiny Crystal Planet

(Alchemy - ARCD119) Used CD $20.00 (Out-of-stock)

A fusion of the psychedelic phrasing of Angel’in Heavy Syrup guitarist Fusao Toda and the spacey electronics of Masonna’s Maso Yamazaki, pumped full of pop fashion sense, the perfect soundtrack for an astro-modernist go-go lounge.

CHRISTOPHER / VAS DEFERENS ORGANIZATION

Suspension

(Beta Lactam Ring) Used LP $15.00

1997 collaboration by Matt Castille and Eric Lumbleau with Christopher Moock (their second). Psychedelia-from-hell, krautrock studio manipulation, freakily pitched drones, Suspiria witch screams, bubbly acoustic guitar and whatever seems handy in derailing detached meditation.

LUCIANO CILIO

Dell’Universo Assente

(Die Schachtel) Used 2xLP $60.00

This all-acoustic music occupies a space between the devotional music of Florian Fricke and the deep spiritual places of what would later be called holy minimalism (minus religious intent), with a surprising anticipation of the crystalline sparseness of pieces like Arvo Pärt’s “Fur Alina,” and the feeling of intense suspension of time associated to some of the most intimate compositions of Ligeti or Feldman, yet maintaining a definite position outside the contemporary music of serial and academic inspiration. 2013 reissue with inserts. Edition of 500. Corners have minor dings, one is pretty noticeable. Feel free to request a picture.

CITAY / CLOUDLAND CANYON

Cloudland Canyon / Citay

(Intercoastal Artists) Used Split 7-inch $10.00 (Out-of-stock)

Cloudland Canyon pushes Galaxie 500’s “Temperature’s Rising” further out, out, out into outer space, while Citay does a stripped down cover of G500’s pop masterpiece “Tugboat.” Hand-stamped, numbered edition of 300

CLARINETTE

Haze

(Ecstatic Peace - E!#60) Used LP $5.00 (Out-of-stock)

“Heavily attacked articulations that burst forth and leave trails of echoes behind them” from 2002, says Dusted, with “tinny, scratchy atonal guitar scribbles… clouds of guitar tremolo… [and] distant-sounding drum loops.”

GENE CLARK

With The Gosdin Brothers

(Sundazed) Used LP $15.00 (Out-of-stock)

2000 reissue of the influential 1967 debut country rock album from the former Byrd with help from Chris Hillman, Michael Clarke, Clarence White, Glen Campbell, Jerry Cole, Leon Russell, and Van Dyke Parks. Liner notes by Sid Griffin. 180-gram vinyl

CARLFRIEDRICH CLAUS / HARTMUT GEERKEN

Einem Luftigen Akustischen Kosmos Entgegen

(Rumpsti Pumpsti) Used CD $8.00

Recorded in the Lyrik-Kabinett München, June 1991. Both artists prepared a 60-minute tape and a detailed composition for live-presented sound poetry and speech operations that were unknown to each other. In addition, they left room for improvisation and the use of small percussion instruments (chinkas).

CLAY RENDERING

Waters Above The Firmament

(Hospital) Used LP $10.00

This second EP from Mike and Tara Connelly recalls everything from Cocteau Twins and The Cranes at their most desolate to classic Sonic Youth, colored and mis-shaped through abstract production. Sealed

JIMMY CLIFF

Jimmy Cliff

(Earmark) Used LP $12.00

2003 reissue of Cliff’s 1969 classic, including “Vietnam” (which Bob Dylan famously called the best protest song he had ever heard), and “Wonderful World, Beautiful People.” All-analog mastering from the original tapes. 180-gram vinyl

CLIMAX GOLDEN TWINS

Dream Cut Short In The Mysterious Clouds

(Anomalous - FBT006) LP $25.00

(Anomalous - FBT006) Used LP $15.00 (Out-of-stock)

Subtly manipulated tones, instruments, static, ethereal vocals, lush drones, field recordings and five-second punk wipeouts from 2000. Edition of 500

CLIMAX GOLDEN TWINS

Highly Bred and Sweetly Tempered

(North East Indie) Used CD $4.00

“The band’s fifth album is baked from simple, sparingly implemented ingredients sometimes spiked with challenging timbres and, on occasion, indebted to the ramshackle sound of ancient acoustic blues,” says Pitchfork. “That scraped, crackly, hazy feel is appropriate for a band whose website sells cassettes recorded from dusty 78s on their hand-cranked 1924 Victrola and also made a name for themselves in sound installations and soundtracks. Those same 78s — field recordings, audio letters to loved ones and heirs, dramatic readings and the like — pop up on several of these songs, speaking out of the ether like wandering souls.” From 2004

CLIMAX GOLDEN TWINS

Lovely Drone

(Gravelvoice) Used CDR $40.00 (Out-of-stock)

Quiet and cyclical music from 1998, a surreal lo-fi collage of drones, electronic noise, voices, and field recordings. Night Night Series Volume 1.

NELS CLINE / JEREMY DRAKE

Banning + Center

(Experimental Music Research) Used CD $8.00

“Recorded live at Line Space Line in Los Angeles in January 2005, Banning + Center employs treatments, effects, distortions, and an ever-present sense of structure, purpose, and articulation. The dominant sound is abrasive, and during occasional passages of quiet reflection, a howl of feedback or over-amped chording is never far away, giving the entire album an unpredictability that makes it edge-of-the-seat listening.”

CLOCKCLEANER

Nevermind

(Fan Death) Used LP $8.00

Written while singer / guitarist John Sharkey was suffering from a weeks-long case of bilateral amnesia, Nevermind is darkly humorous, acidic, misanthropic noise-rock spew. Includes a free download coupon.

CLONE DEFECTS

Shapes Of Venus

(In The Red) Used LP $35.00

Foul-mouthed, dirty, alcohol-fueled aggression from 2003 that rightfully blasts out of the hi-fi at a pill party. Lead by wildman-about-town Tim Vulgar, the band mixes glam rock, Killed-By-Death-style punk, and natural born Midwest insanity. Some bands go out of their way to act weird, wild and fucked up, whereas the Clone Defects can’t help it. This is the real article. Clear vinyl.

CHUCK CLOSE

Philip Glass / Whitney Biennial T-Shirt

([ no label ]) Used Size XL $75.00

Gap 100% cotton. White with black flocking on front. From 2008.

CLOUDLAND CANYON

Lie In Light

(Kranky - 117) Used CD $5.00

(Kranky - 117) Used LP $10.00

Kip Uhlhorn and Kelly Winkler add flourishes of baroque pop to their 1970s German underground sound, and also a tinge of ’80s New Zealand. Locked down grooves, dense buzzes, pastoral psych and gentle washes from 2008.

THE CLOVEN HOOF

Volume III, No. 1, Jan VI, Anno Satanus

(Church of Satan) Used magazine $66.60

Announcements about books and films, letters to the editor, a roster of members, and essays (“Offensive Defense for Satantists” by Anton LaVey, “Aleister Crowley in Theory and Practice,” Joe Ferrante’s “Curse the Christian Church,” and “Communications and Attitude in Lesser Magic” by G. Byron Driscoll. Original mimeograph from 1971, stapled in upper left corner. Some small tears. 20pp.

CLUB FOOT ORCHESTRA

Metropolis

(Heyday) Used CD $5.00

Recorded live at Castro Theater in 1991 as part of the Smithsonian Institute’s Exhibit of Degenerate Art, Club Foot scores Fritz Lang’s 1926 film about a technological future where workers toil with mind-numbing devotion to their machinery while the privileged few pursue their pleasures in palaces built in the sky. Compositions by Richard Marriott, Steve Kirk, Beth Custer, Sheldon Brown, Nik Phelps and Myles Boisen draw inspiration from Stravinsky, imperatives of West African folk idioms, swing, jazz, rock, blues and modernist atonality.

COELACANTH

Glass Sponge

(23five) Used CD $12.00

The textural flutters, squeaks, and mobile scrabblings of Loren Chasse (Jewelled Antler Collective, Thuja) and corrosion aficionado Jim Haynes bring minimalism back from the dead. Bell tones, ghostly feedback, and tuning fork resonations all spiral together into translucent drones.

COELACANTH

Mud Wall

(Helen Scarsdale) Used CD $12.00

Audio speleologists Loren Chasse (Jewelled Antler, Thuja, Blithe Sons, Franciscan Hobbies) and Jim Haynes (The Wire) collaborate on their third album of “broken minimalism,” an exploration of sound possibilities originating from traditionally non-musical materials (copper, stone, glass, sand, shortwave radio, rust, wind, water and mud). Sifting through viscous electrical fields, slumbering vibrations, and aerosolized pricklings, the duo invokes an aggregate of sustained harmonics, continuously evolving sound forms, and broad gestures of textural details. Monumental physicality somewhere between the quiet expressionism of recent AMM and John Duncan’s psychological inquiries.

COFFEE

Destination Moon

(Blackjack) Used LP $10.00

First full-blown piece of vinyl from New York’s purveyors of clatter and jazz scramble from 1996. Paste-on cover art by Shadow Ring’s Graham Lambkin.

COFFEE

One-Armed One-Man Band

(Giardia) Used LP $5.00

Incredible free jazz howlings from 1997 recorded live. Paste-on jacket.

COIL

Anal Staircase

(Relativity) Used 12-inch $4.00 (Out-of-stock)

Promotional edition from 1987. Rico Conning’s Dionysian remix of the title track, backed with “Blood From The Air” and “Ravenous.”

COIL

Astral Disaster

(Threshold House) Used LP $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

Rebuilt and re-made reissue from 2015 of Coil’s limited-edition subscription-only Prescription album from 1999. Esoteric and mystical themes with a strong folk influence transfigured through industrial and electronic means. Gray vinyl

COIL

Horse Rotorvator

(Force & Form) Used LP $60.00 (Out-of-stock)

Coil’s second full album continues their “refinement of brute noise and creepily serene arrangements into a truly modern psychedelia, from tribal drumming and death march guitars to disturbing marching band samples and back,” observes Ned Raggett. “John Balance shares the … haggard, mystic vocal delivery [of] fellow explorers of the edge like David Tibet and Edward Ka-Spel, but [with] his own blasted and burnt touch.” Dave Pinella concurs, “The album is full of the excesses of Roman times…, sex, horns, drugs and death. Aside from the military motif, the album also brings to the forefront the music’s homoeroticism…. ‘Ostia (The Death Of Pasolini)’ is the album’s centerpiece, with soothing insect-like percussion and strings over a plaintive vocal by Balance.” With insert.

COIL

Love's Secret Domain

(Wax Trax) Used CD $15.00 (Out-of-stock)

Coil’s most dance-oriented and accessible release, weaving together acid house, lounge, flamenco, and didgeridoo rhythms. Corner of book is clipped.

COIL

Musick To Play In The Dark - Vol 2

(Chalice) Used 2xLP $150.00 (Out-of-stock)

Three sides of moon music (and one etching) by the trio of Balance, Sleazy and Thighpaulsandra, with additional vocals by frequent collaborator Rose McDowall. Swooshes of air, deadpan recital, bass throb, melancholy-drenched piano, unsettling digital-glitch-and-too-cute-synth melody mixes, eerie declarations, creaky interludes, angelic singing, strange tongues — bizarre, beautiful, spiritual, tidal, suicidal. Second edition on white vinyl, number 111 of 300. Upper right corner of jacket has noticeable crease; vinyl is near mint.

COIL

Panic

(Wax Trax) Used 12-inch $10.00

Three tracks from Scatology: a re-arranged version of “Panic” with Jim Thirwell on sampling and programming; a truncated “Aqua Regis,” and a cover of the Gloria Jones and Soft Cell classic. From 1985.

COIL

Presents Black Light District - A Thousand Lights In A Darkened Room

(Eskaton) Used LP $175.00

Not technically an album by Coil proper, but by their mid-’90s alter ego Black Light District, specializing in drone-based music. Clear vinyl, number 2452 in an edition of 2000

COIL / ZOS KIA

Transparent

(Eskaton) Used LP $100.00

The one and only recording by John Gosling (Mekons), John Balance (Coil), Min, and guest Sleazy from Throbbing Gristle, recorded live at Berlin Atonal Festival 1983, backed with the first recordings by Coil, in harsh industrial noise / performance art mode. Originally released on the Austrian label Nekrophile. Clear vinyl from 1998.

COIL

Windowpane

(Threshold House) Used 12-inch $20.00

Rose McDowell adds backing vocals to the truncated version of a track from Love’s Secret Domain, while the flip has the instrumental Astral Paddington remix. Black vinyl from 1990

RANDALL COLBOURNE / PAUL FLAHERTY

Ottowa

(Zaabway - 2006) Used CD $5.00 (Out-of-stock)

After a decade of intensive, near-telepathic interplay and wide ranging expressive armory, on this live recording from 1991 at Art Court in Canada, “Flaherty’s alto warbles like an Evan Parker, preaches like an Ayler, or croons like a subdued Sanders, while Colbourne remains … sensitive and creative.”

RANDALL COLBOURNE / PAUL FLAHERTY

Ringtaw

(Zaabway - 2004) Used CD $5.00 (Out-of-stock)

“Almost big-band scale free-jazz conceptions,” concludes Volcanic Tongue, “From a sextet led by these legendary drums/sax shooters and featuring James ‘Chumly' Hunt on trumpet and plastic castanets, Matt Moran on vibes and percussion, Mike Murray on guitar and long-term collaborator Richard Downs on bass. A pretty singular installment in this on-going saga, with the music existing in some kind of flux between all-valves-exploding high-energy gush and slightly more elaborately conceived big band geometries. A beauty, for sure."

RANDALL COLBOURNE / PAUL FLAHERTY

Visitants

(Zaabway - 2001) Used CD $5.00 (Out-of-stock)

Classic thunderous now-fi recording of this killing unit,” according to Volcanic Tongue, “Scything their way through mountains of hidebound mediocrity with huge gulps of liberated human spirit. From 1994, this one also features Richard Downs on baritone horn and bass and Mike Murray on guitar. Massive.”

ROBERT COLE

Stairway to Heaven: Led Zeppelin Uncensored

(HarperCollins) Used paperback book $6.00

Written by their tour manager of twelve years. From 1992. 442pp with photos

KING COLEMAN

It’s Dance Time

(Norton) Used LP $10.00

The first-ever roundup of the wicked sixties soul dance hits of Mr. Booga Lu himself. Twenty-two tracks including the 1959 smash hit “(Do The) Mashed Potatoes” (performed with Nat Kendrick & The Swans), “The Boo Boo Song,” “Alley Rat,” and “Do The Booga Lu.”

JOE COLLEY / JASON LESCALLEET

Annihilate This Week

(Korm Plastics - KP3024) Used CD $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

On the ninth release in the Brombron series, Colley and Lescalleet find music in the natural process of decay amid the detritus of yard sale junk and old, broken equipment. These 2006 compositions seem weathered and eroded. Rather than aiming for excitement or dazzling expression, Colley and Lescalleet embrace the tedium of everyday life as something beautiful and compelling. This is music with a slow absorption rate and a high toxicity.

DOROTHY COLLINS / DAVEY GRAHAM

Folk Roots New Routes

(4 Men With Beards) Used LP $16.00

2010 reissue of this 1964 landmark folk recording, bringing together the haunting vocals of Collins and Graham’s innovative guitar-playing.

COLOSSAL YES

Loosen The Lead And Spoil The Dogs

(Fabulous Jackpot) Used LP $5.00

This third full-length masterminded by Comets On Fire drummer Utrillo Kushner embraces unhinged power pop, bleary-eyed classic rock, and channels the late-night, art-with-meaning vibe of early ’70s singer-songwriters. Guests include Ben Chasney (Six Organs Of Admittance), Noel Von Harmonson (Sic Alps, Comets On Fire), Ben Flashman (Comets On Fire), and members of Aislers Set, East Bay Grease, Howling Rain and others.

ALICE COLTRANE

Divine Songs

(Tummy Tapes) Used LP $20.00 (Out-of-stock)

Hindu devotional songs with Coltrane on Wurlitzer organ, synthesizer and vocals, accompanied by students of the Vedantic Center singing and playing percussion, originally release on cassette (Avatar Book Institute 1987). Paste-on covers. Euro import.

ANDREW COLTRANE

Midnight Winds

(Chocolate Monk) Used CDR $8.00 (Out-of-stock)

Meditative drone to solid noise from 2009

COLUMN ONE

Sad Finger

(Stateart) Used 7-inch $4.00 (Out-of-stock)

Dark ambient, ritual and experimental music from 2000. Numbered edition of 300. Seam-split along top edge of jacket.

COLUMN ONE

W. Transmission 2

(A.N. Column Release - CRLP001) Used LP + 7-inch $15.00 (Out-of-stock)

Electronic industrial from 1993. Edition 500

COMETA FEVER

Dead Light

(What The ... - WHAT007) Used LP (one-sided) $12.00

Debut wax from this young band of Italians, now residing in Berlin. Five catchy, minimal tunes of noisy, surfing, churn-chord guitars, boy-and-girl vocals, anemic fuzz, the brittle and cold snap of a drum machine, keyboard haze, endless sexy echo and reverb. Silkscreen artwork and design by Paul Coors, which captures the electric thrill of hot and cold whips on the lonely body. Edition of 112.

COMETS ON FIRE

Bong Voyage

(Bad Glue) Used LP $15.00

A pummeling furnace of on-the-edge-of-collapse heaviness from 2004, recorded live. Edition of 800.

COMETS ON FIRE

Comets On Fire

(Comets On Fire - COF01) Used LP $100.00

First full-length release from 2001 by these psycho-psych freaks who deliver dark and damaged acid rock served in a crude and blown out speedball of methamphetamine and Schnapps. 4/4 power rock shifts to imploding free form. Echoplex-treated tales of drug-crazed space travelers, graverobbers in love and cosmic cannibals.

COMMITMENT

Commitment

(Flying Panda) Used LP $25.00

Five tracks from 1981 by William Parker on bass, drummer Takeshi Zen Matsuura, Will Connell Jr. on flute, alto, bass clarinet, and violinist Jason Hwang. The music is free-flowing, with slow themes setting the scene for lengthy improvisations and communal creation of sound. “Famine” is the highlight — a staggering composition; a sparse, discomforting environment — created by Parker and Hwang working around the same tonal center, gradually increasing the intensity without creating variation, well illustrating and expressing the title of the piece. Three decades later, one can only be amazed that these young musicians already had some of the great musical personalities and vision that they expanded on during the years to follow. It’s all here — the freedom, the spirituality, the approach that getz more from their instruments than artists had done before.

COMMODE MINSTRELS IN BULLFACE

Fantastic Picnic

(Insignificant) Used LP $10.00 (Out-of-stock)

A rusty conglomeration of squeaks, scrapings, organs, whistles and clarinet farts stuck together with cheap glue and buried in the dirt. Three inserts indicate that the album is a soundtrack for an unrealized film, including details about the convoluted plot. Packaged in large screen-printed poster folded to LP size.

COMMON EIDER, KING EIDER

How To Build A Cabin

(Yik Yak - YIKYAK012) Used CD $5.00

With raw viola, haunting vocals, and noise guitar, Rob Fisk (Badgerlore, 7 Year Rabbit Cycle, ex-Deerhoof) sounds perfectly at home in the natural world between dusk and dawn. Packaged in a hand-sewn book of drawings.

CON DEMEK

Dogmama

(RRRecords) Used LP $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

In the 1986 post-industrial wasteland of upstate New York, what else was there for Damian Catera (guitar, voice, programming), Steve Lombardi (computer stuff, voice, visuals) and Roxanne Benedetto (guitar, voice) to do but make textured soundscapes at times rhythmic and at others chaotic? Doesn’t matter, so long as there’s a strong conceptual foundation rooted in a desire to use the medium of music and multimedia as anthropological tools, engage the audience in a critical discourse, and explore the negative outgrowths of various belief systems. Nailed it. With inserts

TONY CONRAD / FAUST

Outside The Dream Syndicate

(Table Of The Elements - Li) Used CD $10.00 (Out-of-stock)

1993 reissue of minimalist classic, recorded in 1972. With one previously unreleased bonus track.

CONSOLE

Lady-Bug b/w Square Root

(Payola) Used 12-inch $5.00

Electronic music from 1996 by Martin Gretschmann, lead programmer for The Notwist.

CONSTANT PAIN

Shadow Of A Lonely Man

(Destijl) Used 7-inch $10.00

2009 reissue of 1996 about which 7 Awkward Inches said “Nasty little hermit bastard locks himself in a room and poops out hyper-dense alcho-folk over two sides of seemingly moss-encrusted vinyl. I’m a huge fan of music that is as depressing as humanly possible. I hope he didn’t die, though.”

CONSUMER ELECTRONICS / MERZBOW

Horn Of The Goat

(Freek) Used CD $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

Odd collaboration from 1995 by drummer Stuart Dennison, Philip Best on oscillators, guitarist Gary Mundy, Matthew Bower on loops, and Masami Akita on EMS synth. Space-age phazer noise, trumpets, ambience, yelping female, saccharine dreck melting into top-shelf screech.

CONSUMER ELECTRONICS

Nobody’s Ugly

(No Fun) Used LP $8.00 (Out-of-stock)

Two tracks from 2007 by Philip Best, produced by William Bennett. “A symphonic tirade of distortion and industrial noise signals…. On ‘Black Cotton Wool’ there's some rampaging, squealing menace lurking beneath the surface, whereas ‘Grubbing’ relies upon a low frequency throb that seems to have undergone some sort of time-stretching and EQing to maximize the stomach-upsetting potential.

CONSUMER ELECTRONICS

Teenage Nuremburg

(Pure) Used CD $15.00

1995 CD collecting six tracks of pure noise by Phillip Best from 1982-83, long before noise music became a genre. Shortwave radio, primitive delay and distortion effects, ranting and incoherent vocals about National Socialism, John Lennon samples, field recordings of Best’s unimpressed schoolmates.

CONTROL

The Cleansing

(PacRec) Used CD $4.00

A storm of crushing dead electronics by Thomas Garrison. Four tracks from a three-inch CDR on Frozen Empire Media, plus one each from the Bitmapping comp (Objective Subjective), the Field Tapes comp (Hospital), and the Praying to Bleed seven-inch (LSDO).

CONTROL UNIT / FACTRIX

Elegy For Rusted Souls

(Backwards - BW08) Used LP + 7-inch $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

The first new, previously unreleased music since 1982 by San Francisco industrial pioneers Factrix, together with Italian duo Silvia Kastel and Ninni Morgia. The quartet uses guitars, bass and electronics in their fusion of acoustic and electric elements, primitive rhythm patterns and ghostly, No Wave-ish vocals. Edition of 500. TEDIUM HOUSE BEST OF 2013

CONTROLLED BLEEDING

Bladderbags and Interludes

(Vanilla) Used CD $15.00 (Out-of-stock)

1992 collection of thirty minutes of remixed, remastered noise from Knees and Bones (Psychout 1985) and Body Samples (Dossier 1985), plus thirty-five minutes of previously unreleased material.

PETER COOK / DUDLEY MOORE

Present Derek and Clive (Live)

(Island - ISP1033) Used LP $3.00 (Out-of-stock)

Hilarious spoken word from 1976 by a couple of teabag cunts.

ALICE COOPER

Pretties For You

(Enigma Retro) Used CD $8.00 (Out-of-stock)

Remastered reissue of their debut album (Straight 1969).

DAVID COOPER

To Free A Generation

(Collier) Used paperback book $12.00

Interventions and explorations of the roots of social violence, first given voice at the legendary Dialectics of Liberation congress, held in London in 1967, by Stokely Carmichael, Herbert Marcuse, R. D. Laing, Paul Sweezy, and others. Against a backdrop of rising student frustration, racism, class inequality, and environmental degradation, the conference aimed to create genuine revolutionary momentum by fusing ideology and action on the levels of the individual and of mass society.

PHILIP CORNER

Gong / Ear : dance-ing, 1 & 2

(Roaratorio - ROAR27) Used LP $32.00

As part of “Metal Meditations,” Corner’s decades-long series of improvisations with dancers, Gong / Ear utilizes his favorite Paiste tam-tam; the two recordings here -- from his NYC Leonard Street loft in 1989 -- are a feedback loop of perceptions between gong and dance: “the initiating sound (or perhaps the dancer’s posture) is made physically audible. Responsive movement is turned back into sound. Musicianly attentiveness sends it back, and it continues.” Handcut facsimile brass gong, silkscreened with Corner’s calligraphy and mounted onto the jacket. Includes download coupon. Edition of 305.

CHRIS CORSANO / BILL ORCUTT

Made Out Of Sound

(Palilalia) Used LP $25.00

Recorded in 2020 with Corsano cutting drum parts on his own and Orcutt adding improvised guitar later. “Corsano’s free playing seems at all times to hover in the space between a steady beat, an explosive roll, an exploratory warm-up, and an ecstatic solo,” notes Pitchfork. “He hits his kit with the same pace and force as Brace Up! (Palilalia 2018), but here it’s a touch less pugnacious…. And Orcutt’s guitars are less cutting and sharp, with a warmer tone that rings and clangs while notes hang in the air, as if we are hearing a recording of a giant wind chime left outside during a hurricane.” Sealed

CHRIS CORSANO / PAUL FLAHERTY

Steel Sleet

(Tyyfus) Used LP $15.00

Timeless free soul fire from 2005.

CHRIS CORSANO / PAUL FLAHERTY

The Hated Music

(Ecstatic Yod - E#1B) Used CD $10.00 (Out-of-stock)

Flaherty’s impassioned overblowing and legato style recall Noah Howard and early-70s Joe McPhee, and his chord outlines, sheets-of-sound-era Coltrane. The Hated Music is raucous but well-crafted: the visceral and incendiary duo captures the spirit of the wildest, most hectic, most flamboyant free improvisation without blowing themselves into monotony.

GREGORY CORSO

Die On Me

(Koch) Used CD $25.00

Beat poetry recorded between 1959 and 2001, set to orchestral, jazz, and electronic music by Hal Willner. Guests include Ginsberg, Marianne Faithfull, Orlovsky, Studs Terkel, Liza Richardson.

CORUM

Effigy Mounds

(Psychic Sounds And Research) Used LP $15.00

Million Brazilians founder’s hallucinatory cave field recording where collaged snippets of tape reveal the waves of a deep portal opening, bubbling ingestion of strange and luminous compounds, and the rhythmic pulse of spores landing in Earth’s atmosphere by way of shooting stars. Corum’s self-described “ceremonial music for spore alter” plays like an alternate soundtrack to the film Altered States in a forbidden South Pacific lodge during the magical dialogue of an extra terrestrial speech. Silkscreened jacket

COSTES

Bible and Machine Gun

(Tochnit Aleph) Used CD $8.00 (Out-of-stock)

A 2001 trash-culture reaction — typical of Costes’s inflammatory and bonkers provocations — to the conflict with Israel and Palestine, which he compares to the horror tales of World War II.

COSTES

Hung By The Dick

(Nihilist) Used CD $3.00

Blazing casios and techno beats, spastic singing, sensitive thoughts and utter madness. Dare to explore, dissect and analyze this hefty collection of mental disorders vomited up like poisonous bile from an insane primate, jumping up and down, feverishly masturbating and throwing feces, racism, scatology, homophophia, homoeroticism, Nazi sentiments, misogyny and violent, megalomaniacal attitudes at anyone within range. From 2002

COSTES

Les Oxyures

(Costes Cassette) Used CD $5.00 (Out-of-stock)

Twenty-one songs from 1987 about the worms living in your body. One of the earliest works by this infamous French performance art legend who smears the scatology of G.G. Allin, the depravity of Whitehouse, and the transgressivism of Karen Finley, across the relentless devotion to craftsmanship of Rick Wakeman.

COSTES

Livres Les Blanches Aux Bicots

(Costes Cassette) Used CD $5.00

Twenty-five love songs from 1989 by a confused and crazy homosexual racist.

COSTES

Lung Farts

(Costes Cassette) Used CD $5.00 (Out-of-stock)

Extreme abstract noise from 1989 with perverse and degrading sexual and social deviations. So many selling points it’s difficult to know where to start: not at all funny; little to no musical merit; every track is excruciatingly long; screaming; strong French accent. You should be ashamed you don’t already have this. Just go away.

COSTES

Sorcière

(Costes Cassette) Used CD $5.00

Twenty songs from 1990 dedicated to (or directed at, most likely) a young girl. Probably underage. Vulgar, profane, explicit, atonal, interminable – the very stuff that makes life worth living.

COSTES

Terminator Moule

(Costes Cassette) Used CD $10.00

Twenty-nine songs about the vagina from 1992. He does not care for it. You think you know awful. You don’t know awful.

COUCH

Glass Brothers 1993-1994

(Bulb - BLB041) Used CD $8.00

Four tracks from their first seven-inch (Bulb 1993), four tracks from Silver Owl LP (Bulb / Nightcap 1993), plus seven previously unreleased tracks. This influential group wasn’t “really noise per se,” explains Marlon Magas, “But we were influenced by noise and had noise in our music (same with the no wave angle), which arguably set the tone for the well-documented Ann Arbor noise explosion that would follow (Wolf Eyes, Nautical Almanac, et al).”

COUCH FLAMBEAU

The Day The Music Died

(It's Only A Record Records) Used LP $6.00 (Out-of-stock)

After a slow start with the instrumental title track, this 1985 album revs into high gear with “We’ll Go Through the Windshield Together,” a romantic tale of vehicular homicide (complete with sound effects) told from the victim’s perspective. Other highlights include the pessimistic “Life’s Rough,” a feedback-filled mantra that recasts an old 7-Up slogan (“You Hate It, It Hates You”) and Socol’s “Curtains for You,” in which the protagonist makes a major educational discovery: “I hate Shakespeare / He’s too hard to read / I wish he were dead / Oh, he is?”

DAVID COULTER

Interventions

(Fringecore) Used CD $5.00

The stunning compendium of the multi-instrumentalist’s amassed knowledge released in 2000 on a Belgian label (later reissued on Young God). “Whether Coulter plays violins, saxophones, the didgeridoo, ukulele, or singing, Intervention sounds as if it were from another world, where musical languages are interchangeable and complimentary rather than codified and restrictive….” On “Kinsnow Orchestra,” the former member of The Pogues and Test Dept. plays jew’s harp, krar, and one-string fiddle, and is accompanied by a sheet-like soundscape by Palix, a double bass, and guitar. “There is an Indian raga feel to the piece, but it has no time signature; it’s all microtones strung together in rows. On ‘How Can I Love Thee?’ Coulter’s soprano saxophone accompanies an over-the-phone reading by Iain Morris of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s poem of the same name. Its darker-than-night feel gives the impression of a suicide note being left on an answering machine. When Coulter does a vocal in the tradition of the Tuvans and Tibetans meeting in the Himalayas while using a plectra violin and a piano for sonic architecture, it doesn’t tower above you, it floats through your body, leaving a longing for the sacred with the taste of the profane on your skin…. ‘Harmonik’ … is a dance tune created and executed in just intonation with Ghedalia Tazartes on vocal and accordion, with overtones from the sawing of the violin in its high register, just behind its own drone and the accordion pulsing with the organic percussion the same series of chords over and over again. The effect is not just hypnotic. It’s entrancing.” Phil Minton, Marc Ribot, and Steve Naïve “appear on the album’s astonishing closer, ‘Polaroids,’ a composition of such dynamic and textural wealth and modal invention it appears to defy musical logic while sounding so far inside Western musical systems as to be inherent in their origins.”

ANLA COURTIS / CULVER

Culver-Courtis

(Riot Season) Used LP $8.00

2004 reissue of 1997 cassette of hypnotic drones, guitar, field recordings, effects, and processed feedback by one dude from Argentina’s Reynols and Lee Stokoe. Clear vinyl. Edition of 500. Sealed.

ANLA COURTIS / AARON MOORE

KPPB

(Earbook) CD $8.00 (Out-of-stock)

(Earbook) Used CD $5.75 (Out-of-stock)

Jump-cuts abound on the second postal collaboration by Reynols spokesmodel and one of the charming lads from Volcano The Bear, shifting the album through contrasting moods with cinematic élan. Touches of the anarchic and exotic, such as mbira, hazy Mexican-style trumpet, and Hawaiian guitar on “King Pancreas,” bring to mind Volcano The Bear, while melodic piano cells add a Cluster-like charm. The deeper and darker “Punk Butter,” with its layered, bowed drones that progress to a dissonant swell, concludes with thundering mallet-struck drums, impossible cymbals, and frantic slide work. Edition of 200.

ANLA COURTIS / SEIICHI YAMAMOTO / YOSHIMI

Live At Kanadian

(Public Eyesore - PE110) CD $15.00

(Public Eyesore - PE110) Used CD $7.50

A guitar duet by Courtis and Yamamoto with tons of delays and plaintive keyboard tones that grow increasingly harsh, climaxing in a steel mill din. On their silence-punched duet, Yoshimi and Courtis pile shrieks on top of layers of effects, guitars, and synths. The headache-inducing sustained keyboards and guitar banging on Yamamoto and Yoshimi’s track conjures up 1980s hair metal. The twenty-six-minute trio is the boldest and most aggressive thing here: commanding Yoshimi vocals, fuzzed-out guitar grinds, spacious metallic rhythms.

ANLA COURTIS

Unstringed Guitars & Cymbals

(Blossoming Noise) Used CD $8.00 (Out-of-stock)

“Waterfalls of humming and squealing, carnival organs, windchimes, and blown-glass swan calls [flow out of the Reynols global ambassador’s] tortured axe,” notes Startling Moniker. “Making excellent use of a cymbal … he fashions layers of shimmering washes, a perfect environment for [the] rising and falling guitar clarion to inhabit. Sealed

THE CRACOW KLEZMER BAND / JOHN ZORN

Balan

(Tzadik) Used CD $12.00

All Music Guide describes the beguiling performance here of compositions from Zorn’s second Masada book as an “entrancing, ingenious, and by all means exotic [recording — a melding of] traditional klezmer, symphonic cadenzas, and free improvisation….” Jaroslaw Bester’s witchy bayan signals “from some far-off place to Oleg Dyyak’s hand drums, Wojciech Front’s double bass…, the small army of strings [by] violinist Jaroslaw Tyrala and the DAFO String Quartet…, the seemingly random guttural vocals of Jorgos Skolias…, [and] Ireneusz Socha’s minimal electronics….” Bester’s arrangements push “the klezmer genre to its limit and then past it, letting in a flood of other musical approaches and ideas.” Sealed

CRANK STURGEON / TRUCK VAN RENTAL

Crank Sturgeon / Truck Van Rental

(De Hondenkoekjesfabriek) Used split CDR $5.00 (Out-of-stock)

Non-stop freaky collage of weird noises. Timeless stuff! With 12pp booklet and color photocopy cover, homemade obi stapled in Ziplok bag.

CRASHING DREAMS

Get Somewhere Without Words

(Yeah!) Used CD $5.00

Melody always comes first with Flavio and Fabrizio Steinbach’s rough and direct instrumentals in an old-school indie style, without sacrificing intensity and energy. With bassist Christiane “Tepe” Baur and guest Chris Cacavas.

CRASHING DREAMS

Serpentaire

(Naive Hören + Sehen) Used CD $3.00

German Brit-pop by Flavio and Fabrizio Steinbach and company.

CRAWL UNIT

Everyone Gets What They Deserve

(Crippled Intellect Productions) Used CD $5.00 (Out-of-stock)

Deep and dense industrial soundscapes with lo-fi electronics on one horizon and Hafler Trio-esque media collage cut-ups on the other.

CRAWL UNIT

Stop Listening

(Groundfault) Used CD $5.00 (Out-of-stock)

Avant-garde minimal drone meets totally entrancing noise. Joe Colley shapes a slowly evolving piece and punctuates it with strange pollutions.

CRAWLSPACE

The Exquisite Fucking Beauty Of Crawlspace

(Majora) Used LP $7.00 (Out-of-stock)

“Recorded live to radio with the group again tripping hard,” reports Chris Sienko in Vulcher, this 1995 album “comes on like a Hell’s Angels band cranked on teeth-grinding blotter acid and pills. It’s nasty and buzzy and anti-social but has an eerie instrumental mind-meld even by Crawlspace standards. The side-long improv, ‘The Exquisite Fucking Beauty of the Murderous Matador Impaled by the Righteous Bull,’ is clearly an in-studio jam, but nothing we’ve heard to this point prepares us for just how in-sync each member is with the others, dipping and twisting and turning through all sorts of slippery permutations…. Side B’s ‘Slippy Slowdown Town’ is a doomy plod, heavy and gritty, Eddie Flowers in full rock-mumble mode…. An even heavier ‘Lake Daddy Jim’ closes, with the band blaring, all fuzz cranked to maximum.”

JONATHAN CRAYFORD / GEOFF MAD MARSLAND

Suburbia Volume 1

(Xblend) Used CD $3.00

Two 30-min tracks of lawnmower. With astroturf glued to outside otherwise standard jewelbox. From 2000

JONATHAN CRAYFORD / GEOFF MAD MARSLAND

Urban Assault Vol 1

(Xblend) Used CD $3.00

Urban sound effects: dog barking, party, lawn mowing, waves crashing, car alarm, phone ringing, baby crying, plane taking off, train, chainsaw, car revving, Kango hammer.

CRAZY DREAMS BAND

Crazy Dreams Band

(Holy Mountain) Used LP $5.00

Guitar-free “thug pop” dirge with creeping crooning and brassless horn blasts. As with the best Giallo films, you’ll be as turned on as you are terrified. The channeled inner voices of members of Religious Knives, Lexie Mountain, and Mouthus are expelled as cave anthems into neon text in Linear A, while bones poke through the skin atop a witch’s brew of venomous sludge. Crazy Dreams Band is the urban tribal music that survives whatever “end is nigh” theory you choose. They’re jamming this music outside the thunder dome, beneath the planet of the apes, and the day after tomorrow.

CRESCENT

Collected Songs

(Swarf Finger) Used LP $25.00

Brothers Matt Jones (Amp) and Sam Jones (Flying Saucer Attack) move from slow, rhythmic, trance-like compositions to Walls of Sound, drawing equal inspiration from the more experimental end of British psychedelia and krautrock, using organic instruments and set-ups and adding just enough spoken vocals to imply a human presence. Many of these recordings from the late 90s wind up with the cinematic sound of Movietone, but other moments tend toward effective grooves, punctuated by dynamic organ work.

CRESCENT

Now

(Planet) Used LP $20.00

Recorded in a two-day session in 1998 that yields careful arrangement, exquisite tension, and a free see-what-happens approach. Crescent is rougher, more brusque, than Amp or FSA, with Jones’s speak-singing delivered in a semi-snarl, not really intelligible at many points, and the moody groove the band creates even at its calmest seems laden with a hint of threat. The unclean, commercially unfriendly production helps all the more.

CRESCENT

Sun

(Atavistic) Used 10-inch $7.00

“Sun” is a fantastic mix of fierce playing from the band and aggressive, intentionally dirty production. “*” sounds something like a drunk jazz band late at night with Matt Jones muttering low vocals in the distance. The extended “Unit System” closes the disc with a low, clattering drumbeat in the distance, guitar, bass and keyboard parts emerging from the production murk and a lengthy movie or interview segment unfolding throughout.

CROMAGNON

Cave Rock

(ESP-Disk') Used CD $15.00 (Out-of-stock)

This was the first issue on CD, from 1993 by ZYX, made from an LP needle-drop with side B (tracks five through eight here) being incorrectly mastered at 45 rpm.

CRUEL FREDERICK

Birth Of The Cruel

(SST) Used LP $5.00

The 1988 debut album by Southern California free jazz outfit with Lynn Johnston on saxophones and clarinets, Jacob Cohn on alto saxophone, Guy Bennett on bass and trombone, and Jason Kahn on drums. Cut corner

JASON CRUMER / ROXANN SPIKULA

Suppression In The Third

(Ecstatic Peace) Used 10-inch $10.00

Deep and considered brainmelt that moves from dark drone solace to sick shards of noise hell by ultra-weirdo troublemaker and one half of Relay For Death.

CRYSTAL FANTASY / HAIR POLICE

Crystal Fantasy / Hair Police

(Liquid Death / Hello Pussy) Used Split 10-inch $4.00

Tracks by the Milwaukee quartet are from another world, “one where Lisa Frank designs come to life, roads are built of rainbows and the sky is illuminated by every color across the spectrum,” according to Adam Strohm. “Modulated vocals [and] synthesized squiggles cross a field of minimalist fluorescent electronics as tasteful effects accompany the dialogue,” after which Hair Police seem “positively ugly,” with their “mismatched pieces and sharp edges, shuddering oscillations [that] overpower static squeals…, sounds drown[ing] under sounds, and human screams [getting] swallowed in the polluted mix…. The two groups certainly share a determination to explore the far reaches…, [with] Crystal Fantasy drift[ing] into cartoon clouds and Hair Police writhing underground.”

CULTURCIDE

Home-Made Authority

(Delayed) Used CD $15.00

“Band leader Perry Webb’s marginal everyday appearance and rotund midriff speak to lifestyle habits he may or may not be endorsing on ‘A Day at My Job,’ one of the more bracing and succinct tracks,” according to All Music Guide. “He blathers semi-coherently over guitarist Dan Workman‘s reverbed metal leads, which suggest Eddie Van Halen on nitrous. Webb is that rarest of lead vocalists who sing just as he speaks — in a slurred delivery that implies either a state of semi-drunkenness or mild brain damage. But as the bluntly articulated disgust on Home-Made Authority attests, Webb is no bungling half-wit, and he’s as fed-up as he ever was. With such unnerving titles as “Ten Orgasms a Day,” “Feeling/Die,” and “Tunnel of Blood,” the 16 songs here are not for the emotionally queasy or the easily offended. On the requisite hidden bonus track, Webb admonishes the weak-willed to find sympathy and understanding elsewhere: “Run away from your feelings / Run away from your problems / But don’t come here.” Throughout the droning diatribe, Webb sounds like a weary visitor from another dimension transmitting through a broken speaker phone. From a musical standpoint, Culturcide’s voracious appetite for disassembled noise and found sounds, not to mention its steadfast adherence to the punk ethos, is more pronounced than ever, as is the band’s erratic attention span. Wildly uneven and borderline unlistenable in spots, Authority tackles heavy metal, hardcore, keyed-up trucker country, white-trash psychedelia and more, contaminating the mix with random profanity and a sick undercurrent of self-parody.” From 1998

CURLEW

Gussie

(Roaratorio) Used LP $10.00 (Out-of-stock)

Recorded summer of 2001, released mere moments ago, this spectacularly well-recorded live document of free improv by veteran outists George Cartwright (saxophones), Davey Williams (guitar), Chris Parker (piano), Fred Chalenor (bass), and Bruce Golden (percussion) delivers a squawk most supreme. No over-the-top noise, no meandering wank, just fine jazzbo tweak. Hand-drawn covers signed by Anne Elias. Edition of 436.

ALVIN CURRAN

Toto Angelica

(I Dischi Di Angelica) Used CD $10.00

Recordings of the label’s annual festivals held from 1991 to 2001, mixed into a new work of otherwise impossible combinations (e.g., Fred Frith with two Inuit women, Pavarotti with Mike Patton). This collage of samples collates vocal and instrumental passages and achieves a sense of urgency climaxes in a crescendo of glorious cacophony.

CURRENT 93

Nature Unveiled

(Durtro - DJ94) Used CD $12.00

Remastered 2008 reissue of the apocalyptic debut album (L.A.Y.L.A.H. 1984) by David Tibet, Steven Stapleton, John Balance, Annie Anxiety, Isidore Ducasse, John Fothergill, John Murphy, Nicholas Rogers, Roger Smith, and The Youth. Intense chanting, loops slowing down and speeding up, demented opera samples, eschatology, Crowley. Booklet with early photographs of the group members and original insert materials. Sealed.

CURTAINS

Calamity

(Asthmatic Kitty) Used LP $12.00

One astute RateYourMusic user characterizes Calamity as a “continuation of Chris Cohen’s songwriting … [on Deerhoof’s] The Runners Four (Children Of Hoof 2006) but with a lighter, more minimalist touch. He does an excellent job of mixing a sound of naive twee-ness with off-kilter jazzy-but-catchy experimentation.” With guests Nedelle Torrisi and Yasi Perera on harmonies, and Half-Handed Cloud’s John Ringhofer on trombone.

CUSTOM FLOOR

Clear Day

(Analog Sound) Used LP $5.00 (Out-of-stock)

Dreamy, dissonant heavy rock. A large dose of guitar, bass and drums banged out in a wide array of minor notes, ringing octaves, heavy distortion, hovering harmonics, cymbal crashes, drum splashes and big-britches bass throb. Letterpress jacket. Hand-numbered edition of 600

CYANOSIS

Ethereal Stairwell Suite

(Mu) Used CD $7.00

“Dark ambient textures created with guitar and bass with a mellow late-night feel,” according to 1000 Flights. This 1998 disc lurks “in the dark while the rest of the world lies unconscious and unaware…. [A]n excursion into the more ancient and primal layers of the human mind…., kind of like wandering alone through a vast cavern with no light, the dark night, the abyss, in the dark north before the sun is reborn.” Cover art is hand-cut section of a painting with stenciled pray-paint text.

ANDREW CYRILLE

What About

(Affinity) Used LP $10.00

Recorded in Paris 1969, Cyrille’s first session as a leader sparkles with amazing solo drum and percussion work — strong yet not so hard as to forego nuance. “From Whence I Came” incorporates breath and vocal sounds. “Rims and Things” is self-explanatory in its use of extended techniques, sound-sources and textures. Two more orthodox trap kit workouts maintain control of the progression of rhythmic and melodic ideas. “Pioneering” counterpoints snare and toms with whistle, slide-whistle and finger cymbals. 1982 reissue of volume 16 in BYG’s Actuel series.

HOLGER CZUKAY / ROLF DAMMERS

Canaxis

(Spoon) Used CD $6.00 (Out-of-stock)

"Boat-Woman-Song" and "Canaxis" were recorded in Cologne 1968, originally released 1969, remixed from the original tapes. The previously unreleased "Mellow Out" was Czukay's first piece of music performed for an audience in 1960 on the German radio, cut into vinyl by a small recording studio straight from the broadcast.

LULA CÔRTES

Rosa De Sangue

(Time Lag) Used LP $10.00

The Brazilian legend backed by The Mountains Band, further assisted Alceu Valenca, Flaviola, Ze De Flauta, Paulo Rafael and many others. This wild audio experience recorded in 1980 covers many styles and moods: crazed ethno folk-rock; magical, gentle, jungle folk psych; hard-hitting, coke-dusted fuzz rock; insane, mutant-disco dance floor grooves; tweaked Americana; acid vocal raga trance; and way beyond. Côrtes’s smoke- and booze-steeped voice darts between crazed abandon, deep sadness, and glowing soulful humor. When things are mellow, you could easily imagine you’re hearing an outtake from Marconi Notaro or Paebiru, but the next moment you’re dropped into a raging street party or a dimly lit booze-drenched bar. Frenzied guitars are all over, including some tough fuzz, as well as powerful rolling bass grooves, soaring violin, moog weirdness, dusted backup vocals, and great drum kit / regional percussion interplay. Psychedelic at heart, but brimming with flashes of tropicalia, punk, prog, and pure, hot-blooded rock’n’roll. A bizarre and amazing album, thought for decades to be permanently lost due to insecure corporate lackeys. Heavy vintage-style jacket, foldout poster, plus an extra insert with new liner notes for this 2009 reissue. 180g vinyl.

LULA CÔRTES / LAILSON

Satwa

(Time Lag) Used LP $35.00 (Out-of-stock)

Written, recorded and released just as Brazil’s military dictatorship reached the climax of its long black arc, the one and only Satwa album is a divinely subtle protest, often cited as Brazil’s first independent record. On the 2005 repress of this 1973 grail item, Lula Côrtes and Lailson jammed cross-legged and produced folk trance gems largely devoid of voice and word, a succession of ragas and mantras, powered by incense, magic mushrooms and other “mental muscle expanders,” with Côrtes plucking steely leads on sitar while Lailson’s 12-string thrums crystalline chords. Robertinho Do Recife guesst on “Blues do Cachorro Muito Louco,” the most explicitly fried track.

D / TO ROCOCO ROT

TRRD

(Soul Static Sound) Used LP $7.00

Darryl Moore joins influential Berlin-based trio (bassist Stefan Schneider, Robert Lippok (electronics, guitar) and Ronald Lippok (drums, effects)), and adds sinuous, chirpily subtle distortion to instrumental post-rock and electronic music. From 1998

WERNER DAFELDECKER / AXEL DÖRNER / SVEN-AKE JOHANSSON

Des Kreis Des Gegenstandes

(Monotype - MONO008) LP $16.50

(Monotype - MONO008) Used LP $11.00

Dörner’s unique style of trumpet playing is based in part on unusual, self-invented techniques. Dafeldecker’s projects are inspired and deduced by outside influences such as architecture, physics, photography and film. Longtime sound and structure studies and the formulation of distinct articulations are in the center of his work as a composer and musician, parallel to technological developments connected with with electronic formats. Johansson is a composer, musician, poet and visual artist, writer and legendary protagonist within the European free improv.

WERNER DAFELDECKER / BORIS D. HEGENBART

Eis 9

(Grob) Used CD $5.00

Acoustic-meets-electronic-meets-abstract sound by multi-instrumentalist Dafeldecker and electronic musician Hegenbart, who emphasize sound over energy and introspection over panache. Soft hits on a gong, a few notes of prepared guitar, minimal percussion, non-intrusive electronic treatments, and carefully selected samples all come together in the duo’s post-minimal free improv from 2001.

LESLI DALABA / STUART DEMPSTER / ERIC GLICK RIEMAN

Lung Tree

(ReR Megacorp) Used CD $4.00

Nine rather short tracks from 2005 by three West Coast improvisors, each one exploring a different mood within the realm of quiet contemplation. Dalaba and Dempster weave sinuous, slightly sad lines, occasionally engaging in spontaneous two-part skirmishes, while Rieman’s modified piano seduces the ear with unusual plink-plonking. “The Dock-Red Ice” and its sparse landscape, the quiet “Bed Shadows into Sleep,” and the dirge “Morning Light Through Smokestacks” stand out as particularly strong self-contained pieces, but each track brings its share of surprising sounds and pleasant ideas to the table.

DAS DAMEN

Das Damen

(Ecstatic Peace) Used LP $5.00

Original pressing of the six-song debut from 1984 by Jim Walters, Alex Totino, Phil Leopold Von Trapp, and Lyle Hysen. The quartet’s sound “melds ’60s psychedelia and heavy acid rock with … noisy, punk-derived alternative rock.” Clipped corner.

DAS SYNTHETISCHE MISCHGEWEBE

Hapax (Legomenon)

(Phage - PT178) Used CD $9.75

Three long tracks that are re-compositions of live recordings made between 2003 and 2011 best thought of as field recordings of art instillations: sounds generated by everyday objects manipulated by electric motors or applied mechanics and then amplified.

SHRI ANTHONY DASS

In Budapest

(Hungaraton) Used LP $8.00

“Tintala 16/4,” “Rupaka Tala 7/4,” and “Matta Tala 9/4” performed by Dass on tabla, Sándor Kiss harmonium, Zoltan Kocsis on harmonium, and László Hortobágyi on sitar-dronika. From 1983

MILES DAVIS

Enigma, The Complete Blue Note Sessions, 1952-1953

(Birdland) Used CD $8.00

Two sessions, both from WOR Studios — one with JJ. Johnson, Jackie McLean, Gil Goggins, Oscar Pettiford, and Kenny Clarke; the other with Jimmy Heath replacing McLean, Percy Heath instead of Pettiford, and Art Blakey taking over for Clarke. In heavy, hardback-style digipak, with brief liner notes by Matteo Piazza. From Italy

DAVIS REDFORD TRIAD

Ewige Blumenkraft

(Holy Mountain) Used CD $10.00

Six tracks (including an epic, eighteen-minute alpha state called “Plum Village”) by occasional Faust guitarist Steven Wray Lobdell. A new psychedelic chapter in the little known tradition of Karnatic rock (other entries being Ustad B. Khan, Clarke Hutchinson Band, and Sun City Girls). Sealed

DDV

A Sound Atlas Of Venereology

(Trash Ritual - TRASH054) Used CD $13.00

The second installment of the Club Moral archive series is DDV's interpretation of Anthony Wisdom's A Colour Atlas Of Venereology (Wolfe Medical Atlases 1973). All tracks were performed on Wasp and Korg MS50 synths, and recorded at Club Moral in 1982 on a plain stereo cassette deck with no additional remixing or mastering. Samples from Andrezej Zulawski's 1981 movie Possession were used; lyrics from the Colour Atlas, "Haut Und Geschlechtskrankheiten IV," "Visites Cliniques," and "Revue de Dermatologie" are recited in DDV's typically deranged, animal-like fashion. Almost all material here was never performed live nor featured on other Club Moral related recordings in any other form. Raw and offensive, with all original materials reprinted in a sixteen-page booklet. A classic piece of industrial history.

ARRINGTON DE DIONYSO

I See Beyond The Black Sun

(K) Used LP $3.00

This record from 2008 is less the apocalyptic doom of his ramshackle post-punk group Old Time Relijun, and more of a raga influenced anthropological meditation.

MAXIME DE LA ROCHEFOCAULD

Automates Ki

(Plastique) Used CD $5.00

Montreal-based musician and performance artist Maxime Rioux produces compositions played on homemade musical instruments (often specific to a single live performance, usually string or percussion) that are not played directly by a musician. All of the music on this recording was improvised on bottles, boxes, lamps and, everyday objects, springs, sticks, cymbals, bells, cans, drums and other pieces of percussion by Rioux’s Automates and human musicians.

FRANS DE WAARD / HOWARD STELZER

Torn Tongue

(Absurd) Used CD $10.00

The recorded voice of Kelly Sams manipulated by computer and effects in a dense six-track collage. Packaged in a 6.75-inch round, three-panel cardboard cover. Edition of 160

DEAD BODY LOVE

Maximum Dose

(Pure) Used CD $5.00 (Out-of-stock)

Not much compares to Gabriele Giuliani’s dense, snarling loop-based low end and wild-hell aggressiveness. Recorded and mixed in July 1996 at the Zero Factory.

DEAD C.

Eusa Kills T-Shirt

([ no label ]) Used Size L $30.00

Warnocks. Materials not specified on label. Made in New Zealand. Black with silver ink. Previously washed and worn many times. Cracks in ink. From 1990s

DEAD MACHINES

Plays Invasion Of The Body Snatchers

(Arbor) Used LP (one-sided) $9.00

The forefathers of broken gear / appliance / wind instrument basement jamming dig in on the border of existence and twist mixer feedback and found sounds into a collage harsh, alien, and awakening.

DEATH

For The Whole World To See

(Drag City) Used LP $12.00

Classic proto-punk from 1970s Detroit, released in 2009. Raw with little polish, the record showcases the organic power relationships within the trio of brothers.

DEATH MAGAZINE 52

Death Magazine 52

(Harbinger Sound - 078) Used 2xLP $22.00 (Out-of-stock)

Our friends at Volcanic Tongue’s hysteria-pitch enthusiasm about this unlikely Harbinger Sound excavation and rescue is more contagious than necrotizing fascitis. This “revelatory 2xLP … bundles all extant recordings...: studio recordings ... insane live shows, including an afternoon gig in front of ... teenage girls at Queen Marys Girlschool in Walsall, as well as their closing Equinox performance” in London 1983. “The studio recordings are massively crude bass-and-percussion-heavy industrial jams with an urgent new wave edge, wobbly brass and electro stylings that come out of the Heathen Earth songbook, some classic entropic junk ritual, and fucked-up tape work. The live recordings have a wilder, ritualistic appeal, with a Wolverhampton show that crosses punk-primitive brass and headhunter horns with free percussion rallies…. [T]he Girlschool show and the Equinox event recording … are the real gravy…. [A] few brief minutes of absolute refusenik out-of-time percussion and slowly expiring brass runs, complete with guest vocalist Philip Best from Whitehouse / Consumer Electronics, leads into a police bust that comes over as some of the most hilarious industrial theatre ever put to wax.”

DEATH SQUAD

Live @ Leeds 4.15.00

(Nihilist) Used CD $10.00

Uncompromising twenty-three-minute power-industrial attack. Silkscreened all-black jewelbox. Includes Fratricide video.

DEATH TO PIGS

Live At Karachi

(213 Records) Used LP + CD $13.00 (Out-of-stock)

Thirteen studio tracks by this French band who arrived at postpunk- and no-wave-influenced noise rock via the straightforward grind and pound of Jesus Lizard. Occasional dub elements, hints of expansive skronk, and sharp tones with ounces of sax and beats pepper their tried-and-true head-on punkers. Overall, real solid sleazeball shit here. Edition of 300.

DEATHPILE

Ne Plus Ultra

(Pure) Used CD $6.00 (Out-of-stock)

Nine unrelenting tracks, performed and recorded at Not An Exit, 1997. Sci-fi horror and spooky, unearthly soundscapes, layer upon layer of harsh, swirling atmospheres, volcanic eruptions, ear-splitting whistles, garbled shortwave static, and distorted voices.

DEEP LISTENING BAND

The Ready Made Boomerang

(New Albion) Used CD $8.00 (Out-of-stock)

The title track is a John Cage mesostic written for Pauline Oliveros, Stuart Dempster and Panaiotis. Guests include vocalist Thomasa Eckert and William O. Smith on clarinet, recorded at Fort Warden Cistern in 1990, where balloons are exploded, vocals are suspended, percussive stuff is dropped, and instrumental sounds are lovely and mysterious.

DEEPKISS 720

Pace X Friction

(Harbinger Sound) Used LP picture disc $40.00

Psilocybin psychosis from Jason Williams on this eclectic and terminally unclassifiable opus featuring genre-bending plunderphonics, lo-tech glitch, pre-laptop cut ups and general sonic mayhem.

DEERHOOF

Holdypaws

(Kill Rock Stars) Used CD $6.00

“[T]he band’s debut alternated actual melodies with meandering bits of downtown-style guitar noise, [but] everything on Holdypaws could easily be classified as a ‘song’ …, [sounding] very much like a less-refined Blonde Redhead. This development represents a steady progression toward relative normality…. Deerhoof’s songs universally portray a surreal, nightmarish place seen through the eyes of a child, as if Glenn Branca composed a soundtrack to ‘Where the Wild Things Are.’ Songs like ‘Queen of the Lake,’ ‘The Moose’s Daughter’ and ‘Crow’ describe an interior landscape populated by shadowy, half-beast mutants…. There are no songs about ‘relationships’ or anything else vaguely connected to the sane world’s agreement about what constitutes reality; this is the stuff of dreams, and as such, they are effectively creepy and strange.” From 1999

DEERHOOF

Live "Koalamagic"

(Dual Plover) Used CD $5.00

No-pop stunners recorded between 1996 and 2000.

DEERHOOF

Milk Man

(Kill Rock Stars) Used CD $5.00

Behold the harnessing of maniacal energy, forged into seriously dense and carefully considered songwriting. Cleaner and deep production reveals Deerhoof’s commitment to letting the songs speak for themselves. Greg Saunier’s drumming is quite restrained, Chris Cohen and John Dieterich concern themselves with static harmonies and miasmatic outbursts, and Satomi Matsuzaki delivers remarkably complex vocal melodies. Sealed

DEERHOOF

The Man, The King, The Girl

(Kill Rock Stars) Used CD $5.00

The early recordings on this disc by Rob Fisk (bass and guitar) Greg Saunier (drums), and Satomi Matsuzaki (vocals) took about two years to compile from zillions of practice tapes. There’s a conscious moving away from their improvisatory noise roots here, with a focus on what to the group sounds the most catchy, hi-fi, and powerful.

DEERHOOF

The Runners Four

(Children Of Hoof) Used LP $50.00

Recorded live in their Oakland rehearsal space without any post-production, The Runners Four captures the unbridled intensity and utter joy of Deerhoof live while continuing to map out the territories of their own distinct brand of pop songcraft. Sealed

DEJA VOODOO

Cemetary

(Og Music) Used LP $20.00

Vocalist / guitarist Gerard Van Herk and the minimal drumming of Tony Dewald birthed the Montreal duo’s manic rootsy sound, dubbed “sludgebilly.” Whole lotta monsters, food, alienation, love, and death, plus covers of Wire’s “Strange”and Merle Travis’s “16 Tons.”

DEJA VOODOO

The Worst Of Deja Voodoo

(Og Music) Used LP $30.00

Rarities, 45s, compilation tracks, and many highlights: two five-second homages to Scandinavian hardcore; a trilogy of sludgified covers; the opening track “Monsters in My Garage,” with its Cramps-like mélange of distortion and humor; and “Raised By Wolves,” in which Gerard Van Herk details how he learned to howl properly.

DEJA VOODOO

Too Cool To Live, Too Smart To Die

(Midnight) Used LP $15.00

Nine tracks from 1985 performed at a turbocharged punk-tinged pace. Highlights include the herky-jerky “Take Out the Trash” and “Bugs for Christmas,” a cover of Leiber & Stoller’s “Down in Mexico,” and the duo’s signature song, a cover of the old Sun Records single “Cheese and Crackers.”

CHRIS DELAURENTI

The Night I Met Maria C

(Locust) Used CD $4.00

The fifth volume in the Met Life Location Sound series from 2003 is an “aural take on waste and getting wasted,” accomplished by pairing a field recording of Seattle City Dump Wallingford Transfer Station, unedited and complete from start to finish, with the title track, which was “aggressively edited from a single evening of drunken prowling.”

DEMO-MOE

Demolish NYC

(Maldoror) Used LP $15.00 (Out-of-stock)

Crazed immediacy and frantic untogetherness from late ’80s New York. Imagine the Borbetomagus anti-songbook performed by early Meat Puppets.

DEMONLITION DOLL RODS

The Unauthorized

(Bulb) Used 7-inch $3.00

“African Lipstick” backed with “Down Home Girl” by everyone’s favorite glamtastic garage band trio. From 1994

DEMONS / HATRED

Hatred / Demons

(Troubleman) Used Split LP $3.00

Nate Young with Steve Kenney of The Pterodactyls and Isis & Werewolves on one side, backed with Young, Kenney, and Spence Bryant, sounding like the motor on your turntable continually breaking down.

STUART DEMPSTER / PAULINE OLIVEROS / PANAIOTIS

Deep Listening

(New Albion) Used CD $42.00

“Recorded in a massive underground cistern in Washington State with a 45-second reverberation time, the recordings are defined by a surreal smearing of [the] tones [of accordion, voice, conch shell, metal pieces, trombone, didjeridu, garden hose, whistling, and metal pipes]. Like much of Oliveros’s and Dempster’s work around this time, most of these improvisations … focus [on] extended drones, with Dempster’s trombone and didjeridu providing the backbone. Far from evoking any sort of stasis, these tones swell and resonate actively throughout the space, and the effect is hallucinatory. Melodic lines intertwine as they ripple and decay, and momentarily raised voices seemingly emerge from within the insistent, omnipresent root…. In a contemporary context, Deep Listening still sounds revolutionary. While drone, minimalism, and ambient music have proliferated in the intervening decades, few albums in those fields are as rich texturally and harmonically or have such clarity of vision. The album remains vital largely because it embodies Oliveros’s ideas, which have themselves resurfaced as a corrective to the sinister undercurrents of social and technological advancement.” From 1989. Manufactured at Disque Americ.

DESTROMO

Destromo

(Works Fatagaga) Used CD $15.00

Three tracks of fractured noise guitar and electronics. Spray-paint stencil lettering on jewel box with glued die-cut insert and traycard. Edition of 250. Visible crack on front of jewel box.

DESTROY ALL MONSTERS

1974—1976

(Ecstatic Yod) Used 3xCD $50.00 (Out-of-stock)

Early lo-fi vintage recordings by Mike Kelley, Cary Loren, Niagara and Jim Shaw when they lived and performed at God’s Oasis in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The almost-too-good-to-be-true cream of the crop of pre-punk American Midwest weirdness.

EDDY DETROIT

Black Crow Gazebo

(Assaphon) Used LP $15.00

Eight songs of twisted folk, satanic Americana, and trance voodoo magic. This adventure among the deranged psychosis of the Phoenix characters who inhabit Detroit’s world includes multiple-personality girlfriends, twisted and rogue hangers-on, and street musicians doing what they must to survive Arizona’s infernal summer heat. The side-long “Toe Sucker Beach” is a deep, trance-inducing descent into Dante’s Inferno that features Alan Bishop (Sun City Girls) on vocals, Doug Clark (Victory Acres, Feederz) on synthesizer, and Detroit on bongos—overlaid with a recording of Detroit waxing on about his extraordinary life. Edition of 400.

EDDY DETROIT

Immortal Gods

(Majora) Used CD $15.00 (Out-of-stock)

1998 reissue of the debut album (Pan Records 1982) by one of the key fixtures in the Phoenix, Arizona, scene of the early ’80s. This high-water mark from within the exotic, cult, folk, beat, punk, and outsider rock musical canon was recorded with Sun City Girls’ Alan Bishop and Charles Gocher; Dan and Mary Clark (of The Feederz and Victory Acres); Paris 1942’s Jesse Srgoncik; and Brandon and Audrey Curtis. A better backing band for realizing a hot tango with Detroit’s African / voodoo / Hitchcock vision can’t be imagined. Sealed

THE DEVIANTS

This Vinyl Is Condemned

(Total Energy) Used LP $15.00

Thirteen raw psych-punk tracks recorded between 1967 and 1996, brimming with bitterness and nihilism, featuring performances from Mick Farren, Russell Hunter, Paul Rudolph, Sid Bishop, Duncan Sanderson, Twink, Larry Wallis, Wilko Johnson, Chrissie Hynde, Wayne Kramer and more. Sealed

DEVIATION SOCIAL

Tempus / Deathwatch

(Dais) Used LP $10.00 (Out-of-stock)

Subtitled From End To Beginning Vol. 2, the two proper “studio” releases by this one-man industrial outfit are finally available again. With tracks from the destructive Tempus Purgatio Part 7 single (PPresence, 1984) and the Workforce / Deathwatch (PPresence, 1981). Includes zine booklet of writings and archival images. Grey vinyl. Includes download card. Edition of 500. Sealed

DEVO

Hardcore Vol. 1

(Rykodisc) Used CD $18.00 (Out-of-stock)

Recorded on various four-track machines and in tiny studios, basements and garages between 1974-1977, originally released in 1990, Devo’s pre-punk conceptual art project strips rock ’n’ roll bare of its collective cool and jerks back into propaganda and radical philosophy fit for post-modern man. Noisy synth, strangled guitar chops, grinding, pent-up energy and a primitive rhythmic thud power early Devo, beneath which are threaded lyrical themes of post-McCarthy paranoia, middle-class ephemera and lack of sex. Ten-page book of lyrics and pictures. Drilled promo.

DEVO

Now It Can Be Told

(Enigma Retro) Used 2xLP $5.00 (Out-of-stock)

A semi-acoustic live set with heavily altered versions of earlier hits, recorded at The Palace during Devo’s comeback tour in 1988.

DEVO

Watch Us Work It

(MVD Audio) Used LP $5.00 (Out-of-stock)

Teddybears Mix, Original Demo, Karaoke Mix, and Still Workin’ Mix of the tune used in Dell laptop computer television ads, plus Devo’s mix of The Attery Squash’s “Devo Was Right About Everything.”

FRANCIS DHOMONT

Frankenstein Symphony

(Asphodel) Used CD $5.00

Stitched together fragments of other musical pieces, woven together into a coherent, workable whole, from friends and former students who gave their blessings to be part of the electroacoustic / acousmatic pioneer’s experimental venture from the late 1990s, the 64-minute piece consists of layers of tape manipulations and musique concrète, with reassuring hints of traditional harmony and melody appearing in the middle distance and then slowly transforming into something entirely different.

GIUSTINO DI GREGORIO

Sprut

(Tzadik - TZ7050) Used CD $12.00

1999 reissue of a “strange, hyperactive musical slide show” made of sampling collages, originally self-released (Goodbyeboozy 1995) by this Italian neo-primitive composer. Combining modern technology with concepts inspired by John Oswald and mystery tapes, Di Gregorio chops, mixes, and blends the known and unknown. Sealed with a promo drill mark on the jewelbox.

DIAL

[Retro 01]

(Eden Gully) Used CDR $5.00 (Out-of-stock)

Three tracks from 2001, recorded during Dial’s only tour of New Zealand’s north island. A roaring media culture stew made from radio and shortwave transmissions.

DIAPSIQUIR

Pacta Daemoniarum / Crasse

(Hospital - HOS232) Used 2xCD $5.00

Diapsiquir's two remarkable double-albums on End All Life warrant the term avant-garde, without regard for blueprints, a rare honor. An obscure and controversial French outlaw black metal band known for their decadent activities, this 2xCD contains their first two demos -- Pacta Daemoniarum from 1999 and Crasse from 2001 -- both of which spit twisted, vociferous, manic vocals over complex, orchestrated, highly distorted chaotic metal. It never rests and is fully absorbed in the savage, sexually violent, drug-laden nihilism of French subculture.

DIMTHINGS

A World Of Segregation

(Thingsflux) Used LP $22.00

“Warbling throats and marching bands, computer pop fragments…, and straightforward performance akin to the funnier European free music,” according to Brent Wilcox. On this 1984 LP, subtitled “Tunes From The Garbage,” “a few jazz-like flavors are stirred in, tapes are manipulated…, [s]tories are told, and it often almost rocks.” With His Ulterior Lux, featuring Taggart Reid and David Kayne. Paste-on cover. Includes inserts

DIMTHINGS

In Spite Of What They Say

(Thingsflux) Used LP $13.00

“Extended freeform D.I.Y. basement mutant jazz fusion,” from 1984 says Mutant Sounds, “crashing headlong into the post-Beefheart/post-Residents axis.” Garage Recording Series Volume III. Featuring Ron Brown. Containing the punk classic “Battle For Slack,” says the past-on cover.

DIMTHINGS

The Funky Mystery Rhythm

(Thingsflux) Used 12-inch $5.00

One track from 1985 – the radio version backed with the extended radio version. Sealed

DIMTHINGS

Those Unforgetable Shaman

(Thingsflux) Used LP $22.00

“[P]ost-fusion semi-free oddness w/a few rock overtones,” says Byron Coley. “It’s representative o’ the branch of unusual noise that smarter college musicians turn to when they realize that Zappa’s square. Its overall brunt is of an extreme, if self-conciously weird, soundtrack compendium for Czechoslovakian animated shorts of the early Sixties. I esp. like the bit where the ducks start playin’ recorders, makin’ the old sailors fart in unison.” With Jean Chaine and Ron Brown. Paste-on jacket. Includes inserts.

DIN A TESTBILD

Programm 2

(Mannequin) Used LP $18.00 (Out-of-stock)

35th anniversary repress of the classic electronic album by early pioneers of the German new wave, formed in 1978 by Mark Eins and Gudrun Gut (former member of Einstürzende Neubauten, Mania D, and Malaria!). Minimal, mid-air hyper-shuffles, cackling arpeggios, breathtaking alien electro-jazz, weird scans of surreally patched dimensions and prurient expressions, and beautiful spaciousness. Produced by Klaus Schulze and originally released on his Innovative Communication label in 1981.

DIN TRIPTYCH

To And From Concentrate

(Sillybird) Used LP $8.00

The one and only LP by this mid-90s Oakland trio rewrites chaos theory as we know it. Are you on the cutting edge of physics or not, asshole? “To and From Concentrate is a dissonant barrage of guitars jangling on the backbeat, arrhythmic bass lines loping and clambering through myriad time signatures, and drums switching meters at the drop of a high hat,” says the Bay Guardian. “The album's six tracks -- each one clocking in at exactly seven minutes and six seconds -- are exercises in endless displacement; instruments join for an instant, then scamper in divergent directions, dropping in at one beat and out the next. Vocals add to the din with syncopated cantos of blank verse about high school cheers.”

DISCORDANCE AXIS

Ulterior

(Ulterior) Used LP $30.00 (Out-of-stock)

The debut album from 1995 packed with loads of brilliant riffs from this bass-less grindcore trio (guitarist Rob Marton, drummer Dave Witte, vocalist Jon Chang) influenced by Japanese hardcore. Raw sewage production, chaotic drumming, and vocals alternating from low-ranged barks to viciously high shrieks. Near mint, with small scuffs on the corner edges.

DISLOCATION

Peak To Peak

(PSF) Used CD $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

“Electric strings…, saxophones, electronics, and samples move with unexpected ease from meditative passages to intense blow-outs to free scatter,” says Eddie Flowers about this 1994 disc, “The wash of precision rumble and sound-tweaking that surrounds everything creates chaos from an intensely ordered technology.”

DON CABALLERO

And And And And And And And And And And

(Third Gear) Used 7-inch $5.00 (Out-of-stock)

Pittsburgh band’s dynamic, angular, and hard-driving instrumental rock from 1993. Black vinyl.

MICHEL DONEDA / ERIK M / JÉRÔME NOETINGER

Dos D’ânes

(Ronda) Used CD $8.00

Hacking away on a homemade system and twisted electronic tools, eRikm and Noetinger gleefully activate levers, tactile screens and joysticks with the utmost concentration. Doneda makes the air shake with acoustic vibrations. Together, they give free rein to their audio tricks, buzzing, interference, constructive feedback, electro-shocks, concrete slipping, hazed quotes, white noise, saturations and incisive scratches.

DONNA PARKER

Debutante

(Twisted Village) Used LP $10.00 (Out-of-stock)

The debut album from 2006 by Boston noise hijacker Mary Staubitz showcases her consummate talents in manipulating amplifier feedback and guitar pedals. Hot knobs blaze and speakers speak rapture. Individually colored photocopy paste-on jacket.

DOO RAG

Chuncked And Muddled

(Bloat) Used CD $8.00

1993 debut from Tuscon’s spastic lo-fi gut-bucket garage blues duo. The wicked growl of guitarist / singer Bob Log III on acoustic and electric slide homemade dobro approximates an electrocuted McDowell on amphetamines, mixed with AC/DC. Thermos Malling’s unique microphone setups distort vocals via vacuum cleaner hose or two hairdryers, whatever it takes. For percussion, there’s a Budweiser box, a tin bucket, an old film reel, an iron shopping basket used as a hi-hat, other found objects. In white hinged box, with cover glued onto front and inside, rubberstamped. Includes patch. Autographed

DOO-DOOETTES

Look To This

(Solid Eye) Used LP $20.00 (Out-of-stock)

Disparate mixture of modern composition, free improvisation, musique concrète, and avant rock from 1982 by Dennis Mehaffey, Fredrik Nilsen, Harold Schroeder, Juan Gomez, Tom Recchion. Endlessly innovative and beyond fine.

DORAMAAR

Copula

(Corpus Hermeticum) Used CD $8.00 (Out-of-stock)

With guitars, bass, synthesizer, organ, and drums, Kim Pieters, Sara Stephenson, Adria Morgan and Andre Richardson elegantly roll through clouds of blissful free improv noise, angular guitar abstractions, and buried distant voices.

DORAMAAR

Terra Incognita

(Fusetron) Used LP $4.00 (Out-of-stock)

Kim Pieters on bass and drums, Adria Morgan on guitar and drums, and Sara Stephenson on guitar. Two collapsing epics from 1996, a glorious marriage of New Zealand no-wave-style hovering guitar and off-kilter percussion. Jacket has bent corner

LEE DORSEY

The New Lee Dorsey

(Get Back ) Used LP $13.00

2003 reissue of the former boxer and R’n’B legend’s 1966 album with Allen Toussaint, who perfectly blends funky soul with New Orleans bounce. Includes “Working In A Coalmine,” “Holy Cow,” “Ride Your Pony” and more.

DOS

Dos

(New Alliance) Used LP $25.00 (Out-of-stock)

Mike Watt and Kira Roessler playing bass and nothing but bass, “entangling melody lines with more sensuality than a opium den full of girl scouts.” From 1986

DOS

Numero Dos

(New Alliance) Used LP $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

An EP of bass-centric duets by Mike Watt and Kira Roessler, with vocals this time (on covers of Billie Holiday’s “Don’t Explain” and Sonic Youth’s “Pacific Coast Highway).” From 1989. Jacket has upper right corner cut

DOT DOT DOT

The Dot Dot Dot Story, The Sound Track Album

(Turkey) LP $8.00

(Turkey) Used LP $4.00

Chicago-style neo-no-wave from 1995 by Jodie Mecanic, Kelly Kuvo, Rosa Perkins-Meyers. Sealed copy includes zine, used copy does not.

DOUBLE LEOPARDS

A Pebble In Thousands Of Unmapped Revolutions

(Eclipse) Used LP $22.00 (Out-of-stock)

Immense, ungovernable music from 2001 that’ll turn your extremities purple. Processed voices seep through the wash of dark and hazy drones which evolve behind a primitivist mesh, slowly and organically without noticeable structure.

DOUBLE LEOPARDS

The Axe Helve

(Heavy Conversation) Used LP $17.00 (Out-of-stock)

The group’s earliest recordings of experimental drone-based music from the late ’90s.

DOUBLE U

Absurd Fjord

(Communion) Used CD $6.00

Guttural neo-prog tales of inner journeys and outer limits. Mark Davies of Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 guests on two tracks

DOWNWARDLY MOBILE RENAISSANCE MAN

Seeing The Elephant

(Regional Bears) Used Cassette $5.00 (Out-of-stock)

Noise, musique concrète, and sound poetry by The Melkings’ Tom DeAngelo. C40

ARTHUR DOYLE

The Songwriter

(Ecstatic Peace) Used CD $25.00

“Sloppy and fun, but meant to be taken seriously, Doyle is at his best when playing the saxophone, where simple melodies explode into a fury of squawking.” From 1995

ARTHUR DOYLE ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC ENSEMBLE

Plays The African Love Call

(Ecstatic Yod) Used LP $20.00 (Out-of-stock)

Two performances from 1999 at The Bug Jar and Astrocade, released 2001. Dave Cross, Tim Poland, Ed Wilcox, John Schoen and R. Nuuja. Magic beauty from the darkness. Sticker cover, bumpersticker inside.

ARTHUR DOYLE PLUS 4

Alabama Feeling

(DRA) Used CD $65.00

“In late 1977, Arthur Doyle brought his quintet to New York to play at the Brook, a loft space on West 17th Street managed by Charles Tyler, with whom Doyle formed the label Dra that same year. The saxophonist / flautist / vocalist was joined by old friends from his hometown of Birmingham — Charles Stephens on trombone and Rashied Sinan on drums. Sinan turned up with a student of his, Bruce Moore, ‘to give it more rhythmic feel,’ and Richard Williams was brought in on Fender bass to take on both drummers. From the opening, splendidly titled “November 8th or 9th — I Can’t Remember When,” Alabama Feeling pounds the listener into the ground with thrilling energy; dreadful sound quality perfectly suits the no wave ethos of the period.” This 1998 reissue includes liner notes by Rudolph Grey

DRAGON OR EMPEROR

Dragon or Emperor

(Pickled Egg) Used CD $4.00

Stewart Brackley of Black Carrot and Aaron Moore of Volcano the Bear make a drum and bass racket version of Pere Ubu meets Lightening Bolt. From 2006

CHARLIE DRAHEIM

Possession

(Tone Filth - TF20) Used LP $13.00

First vinyl appearance by Lord Draheim, who contaminates the A-side with sick tones, nauseating hiss and whine, the rumble and wet sadism of clogged sinuses, leading to a climax in an orgy of rotten magnetic tape. Mongrel howls, junkyard threats, and the slowest of rhythmic thump make up the unhealthy flip of this record. Edition of 320 with hand screened textured card stock covers.

HAMID DRAKE / SABIR MATEEN

Brothers Together

(Eremite) Used CD $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

On “this reeds’n’traps free jazz duo workout” from 2002, “there are four long tracks, of which the first is superbly arresting, mixing hard bop with afro-funk in a way which makes it seem they always belonged together, while on the final track Mateen quotes from Carmen,” marvels Jazz Review, touching “all sorts of bases along the way…. A fine example of a rarified but highly rewarding area of music, this goes next to Roach/Braxton, Maslak/Moffett and indeed Coltrane/Ali, where it surely belongs.” Clipped corner

DREAM SEQUENCE

Cosmic Eye

(Sound Edition) Used LP $20.00 (Out-of-stock)

Modal jazz-meets-world-music recorded in 1972, reissued 2013, under-pinned with traditional Indian instrumentation and structure, resulting in a hypnotic, psychedelic excursion. Two side-long jazz ragas showcase Amancia D’Silva’s soulful guitar playing reminiscent of his earlier ’60s sessions, as well as his session work for the Bollywood film industry under the musical directors Laxmikant-Pyarelal. With obi. 180-gram vinyl

DREDD FOOLE AND THE DIN

The Whys of Fire

(Ecstatic Yod) Used CD $5.00

“An overlooked 2003 album that features fretwork from Thurston Moore, percussion by Chris Corsano, and additional backing from Patrick Best, Mike Gangloff, and Jack Rose of Pelt,” notes Tiny Mix Tapes, “Produced and mastered by Jim O'Rourke with vocals, drums, and any other incidental backing instrumentation buried way down in the mix. Dan Ireton’s lyrics are almost entirely incomprehensible and constitute, in essence, an eerie howling and wailing. Buried under heavy feedback, dense bursts of overlapping, overdriven guitar skronk, extraordinarily liberal use of reverb, bowed and scraped guitar strings, prepared and treated instruments.”

ARNOLD DREYBLATT

Turntable History

(Important) Used CD $5.00

A recording of a 40-minute multi-channel sound composition conceived as part of an audio-visual installation in the circular vaulted brick space of a historical water container in Berlin in 2009. Harmonically resonating, pulsating signals derived from recordings made by Arnold Dreyblatt of a Magnetic Resonance Imagining Scanner (Siemens Magnetom Symphony Maestro Class) in a radiological practice in Berlin.

DROOGS

Stone Cold World

(Plug N Socket) Used LP $15.00

First full-length album from 1984 by this Los Angeles proto-punk band, who pound out bluesy garage rock variously resembling early Stones, Yardbirds, Seeds. Produced by Earle Mankey. Sealed

KEVIN DRUMM

Comedy

(Moikai) Used CD $8.00

“Firmly in line with monster-minimalists Tony Conrad and Phil Niblock, with extrapolations of microscopic detail familiar to fans of Bernhard Gunter and the Mego scene.”

KEVIN DRUMM

Imperial Distortion

(Hospital - HOS134) 2xCD $16.75 (Out-of-stock)

(Hospital - HOS134) Used 3xLP $30.00

Where 2002’s Sheer Hellish Miasma took noise to a new level of near-impenetrable exactitude, Imperial Distortion is an altogether different beast. Kevin Drumm comes face to face with minimal drone music and confronts the genre by providing one of its absolute pinnacles at the forefront: movement. Drone music at its most concentrated and ably performed has build and depth. From the shadowy layers of soundtrack to ominous bell tones, from the almost ballad-esque elegance of tone and frequency as melodic portals to nowhere to the tension suggestive of anxiety that never truly dies, from lullaby ease to severity that eclipses the light, this is a work that commands intellectual and emotional commitment on the levels of the greatest works to come from this genre.
White vinyl.

KEVIN DRUMM

Imperial Horizon

(Hospital - HOS251) Used CD $11.00

Imperial Horizon examines sustained tone in greater depth than Drumm's previous Hospital benchmark, Imperial Distortion, stretching out minimalism to unreached heights of serene ambience. Lulling electronic drones slowly transform over the course of the hour-plus piece, echoing both an existential terror and Zen calm. Mutations grow so quietly, only the body opens to identify this change while the mind closes. The ephemeral and seeming lightness of the tones hang with taut balance in contrast to the method in which they are overlapped and rotated with deadly weight. How wildly divergent emotions rise, hover, and fall using so little is a mystery only Drumm can solve.

KEVIN DRUMM

Land Of Lurches

(Hanson) Used LP $30.00

Ugly behemoth-core freak-out from 2003 by the Chicago sound proctologist. Two twenty-minute tracks of diuretic hailstorm delivered in the spirit of heavy metal with maximum power, maximum volume, and maximum nerve bake. Like having your body ripped apart by rabid animals before a screaming, sellout crowd of frenzied onlookers. Edition of 500

DRUNK ELK

Seneca's Last Breath

(Quemada) Used 7-inch $7.00

The vinyl debut from these residents of Hobart, Tasmania (also known as the Australia of Australia), who channel earnestness, naivety and lyrical inspiration from the weirdest loner folk. They're obsessed with Joy Division, and because of an inescapable Xpressway filter, sound less Manchester and more like a Jefferies brother Peter and Graeme would rather people not find out about, and so have forced him to live in the attic deprived of voice lessons, friends and food. So you gotcher heavily melodic ode to the Roman stoic philosopher on one side, and your quieter, more seductive affair on the flip, a pledge of devotion to another man's wife. Why not?

DRUNKS WITH GUNS

Drunks With Gun

(Chopper) Used LP $30.00 (Out-of-stock)

Mid-’80s rampage and negative energy courtesy of “Mike Doskocil’s obnoxious mouth, Stan Seitrich’s Flipper / Black Flag / Sabbath guitar and the massive dumbo rhythm section of bassist Mike DeLeon and drummer Fred Broadhacker…, the greatest punk band ever to bulldoze St. Louis.” Tracks from their self-titled debut seven-inch (Cheap Beer 1985), the Thirst For Knowledge EP (Cheap Beer 1985), and “a super-slow epic ode to suburban gluttony called ‘Wonderful Subdivision’.” Plain black cover, plain black labels, with band photo insert sheet.

MARCEL DUCHAMP

Entire Musical Work of Marcel Duchamp

(Ampersand) Used CD $20.00

Predating the work of John Cage (it was composed in 1913), this radical experimental composition employs chance operations and non-musical sounds. “Erratum Musical” and “The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors” were realized by the S.E.M. Ensemble in 1976 (Petr Kotik, alto flute; James Kasprowicz, trombone; William Lyon Lee, celesta; John Bondler, glockenspiel), and was previously released in 1976 on Multhipla Records. S.E.M.’s soft, slow-motion studies bear similarities to Cage, Christian Wolff, and Morton Feldman. Booklet from this 2000 reissue contains notes by Kotik.

DUET EMMO

Or So It Seems

(Mute) Used LP $8.00 (Out-of-stock)

“A sometimes unharmonious, but sometimes inspired clash of Dome’s noise-led experimentation and Daniel Miller’s synth-pop leanings” is how Craig Grannell sees it. “Apart from a few pieces that rely on the technology of its time…, this release … transcend[s] the decades, often sounding as fresh and original now as it must have back in 1983.” Price tag on the jacket.

DUMB AND THE UGLY

Atmospheres Of Metal

(Dr Jim's - DRJIM06) Used CD $15.00

Monstrous riffs expand and evolve into sheer sinister ambience, shortwave sounds, distorted operatic singing, underwatery drones, power electronics and various tape fuckery zones before delivering the lumbering thud-rock punch. From 1992.

DUMP

I Can Hear Music

(Brinkman) Used CD $4.00 (Out-of-stock)

Yo La Tengo bassist James McNew’s second full-length release as Dump plays up the lo-fi elements of his one-man-band recordings with deliberate distortion and tape glitches, but it’s overall a bit poppier and less experimental; arrangements are heavy on the weedy synths and inexpensive drum machines, which adds to the homemade charm. Sealed

DUMP

Superpowerless

(Brinkman) Used CD $4.00

Modest, fuzzy, loser-happy indie pop from the early ’90s by James McNew of Yo La Tengo.

DUMP

That Skinny Motherfucker with the High Voice?

(Shrimper) Used CD $25.00

Prince covers by James McNew of Yo La Tengo. From 2001. Sealed

JOHN DUNCAN

River In Flames / Klaar

(Staalplaat) Used 2xCD $50.00

Beautiful acousmatic work with Orjan Hendriksson, Zbigniew Karkowski and Andrew McKenzie. River In Flames has rhythmic loops, fax machines, Morse code, exceptionally deep bass, sharp interruptions, a long electronic wash, electric buzzes that confine the listener in a center of white noise. Klaar alternates electroacoustic sources between loud and soft, with heavy use of ambient recordings; loops of circling electronics mix with voices and found sounds smooth the road into a sort of mantra; radio frequencies immerse in a sea of clicks, pops and explosions of a desperate mob. 32-page book of Duncan’s writing and photography.

JOHN DUNCAN / MICHAEL ESPOSITO / Z'EV

There Must Be A Way Across This River / The Abject

(Fragment Factory - FRAG20) LP $25.00 (Out-of-stock)

(Fragment Factory - FRAG20) Used LP $16.00

EVP recordings made in 2009 by Esposito at the onetime home of Duncan in Prospect Heights, Illinois, to which the current resident would not permit entry (though his spouse had previously agreed to it). Heidi Harman, the medium who was present at the encounter, heard Duncan's name specified by the voice. "There Must Be A Way Across This River" represents Duncan’s involvement and processing of the events at his childhood home; "The Abject" is the result of Z’ev dealing with the occurrences in Prospect Heights. 140g vinyl. Double-sided insert. Edition of 500

JOHN DUNCAN / KONTAKTE DER JUNGLINGE / C.M. VON HAUSSWOLF

Untitled

(Die Stadt - DS104) CD $22.50 (Out-of-stock)

(Die Stadt - DS104) Used CD $11.00

A collection of live recordings. Duncan’s was made at The Compound in San Francisco 2007. Kontakt der Jünglinge’s (aka Asmus Tietchens and Thomas Köner) is an excerpt from their live performance at Mutek Festival, Montreal, 2003. C.M. Von Hausswolff recorded his at All Tomorrows Parties, London, 2005.

DUOTRON

Duotron Vs. Tom Smith

(Menlo Park) Used LP $5.00 (Out-of-stock)

Dub-inflected cri de coeur from 1997.

DUST

Dust

(Akarma) Used LP $20.00 (Out-of-stock)

2004 reissue of guitar-driven hard’n’heavy psych rock from 1971 by this power trio that just crunches.

DUSTDEVILS

Geekdrip

(Matador) Used LP $8.00

Menacing rattle. Daring, labyrinthine arrangements. Created in England, shelved by Fundamental, mastered from a cassette tape and issued in 1990 after a return to NYC.

DUSTDEVILS

Gutter Light

(Fundamental) Used LP $6.00 (Out-of-stock)

Screeching, alien chords by Michael Duane. Jacqui Dulaney’s slashing-to-soaring voice. Grit and decay, energy and exhilaration from 1988.

DUSTDEVILS

Rhenyard’s Grin

(Rouska) Used LP $5.00

Chiming, steely detuned guitars. Glorious howls slathered with buzz and murk. Lotta no wave and Branca-adjacent themes. It was 1987.

DUSTDEVILS

Struggling Electric And Chemical

(Teenbeat) Used LP $6.00 (Out-of-stock)

The anthemic intro to “Throw the Bottle Full” and the boiling coda of “The Revenge of Cruiser Gurner” catapult the quartet’s songwriting and rhythmic prowess to a higher plane. A long-overdue interpretation of the Fall’s “Hip Priest” swings with feedback and slop. From 1990. Paper jacket with ring crease

DUSTDEVILS

The Dropping Well

(Rouska) Used 12-inch $6.00

Initially appearing in a toned-down version on a 1987 flexi, “Mother Shipton” is here elongated into a treble-frenzied ear-shredder for the A-side, backed with two less excessive though still volume- and harshness-emphasized tracks. Price tag on the back cover

DOMINIC DUVAL / JOHN HEWARD / JOE MCPHEE

Undersound

(Leo - LR295) Used CD $5.00

Joined by McPhee on soprano and tenor saxophones and Heward on drums and kalimba, Duval steers the trio through mostly short free improvisations to many of which there is a quietness, though hardly a lack of intensity. Heward’s carefully constructed, prodding kicks urge on his compatriots. Duval's distorted, squeaky bass lines weave in and out. The stunning McPhee swings, stretches, and instantaneously composes at virtually any tempo or level of dynamics.

DWARVES

Horror Stories

(Voxx) Used LP $40.00

The sound and approach from their days as a Chicago-based teen garage-rock Sonics-style outfit The Suburban Nightmare carries over somewhat on the debut release by The Dwarves, released in 1986. Almost immediately, they transformed into lunatics known for trails of blood issuing from self-inflicted gashes, drug stories unparalleled since Keith Richards’ heyday, bizarre stage-show sex acts, and 15-minute-long live shows.

DWARVES

Toolin’ For A Warm Teabag

(Nasty Gash) Used LP $25.00 (Out-of-stock)

Devotees of the track “Lucifer’s Crank,” look no further for the band’s heaviest and most unlistenable version. This 1988 album marks the beginning of the demented, sick, and twisted Dwarves every one recognizes and avoids.

BOB DYLAN

Another Side Of Bob Dylan

(Sundazed) Used LP $15.00

“The … procession of protest songs on The Times They Are A-Changin’ made for a rather uniform experience, [while on this 1964 album] each track has something unique and worthwhile to offer,” promises Evan Lublinski, “humorous interludes, striking poetic imagery, insightful lyrics…. [A] true masterpiece. “ Mono 2002 reissue on 180-gram vinyl. Sealed

BOB DYLAN

Bob Dylan

(Columbia) Used LP $10.00

“Other white folksingers of the early 1960s … incorporated blues in their work,” explains Brude Eder, “but Dylan’s presentation was more in your face…. There’s a punk-like aggressiveness to the singing and playing here. His raspy-voiced delivery and guitar style were modeled largely on Woody Guthrie’s classic ’40s and early ’50s recordings, but the assertiveness of the bluesmen he admires also comes out, making this one of the most powerful records to come out of the folk revival of which it was a part. 1975 repress of 1962 LP

BOB DYLAN

The Times They Are A-Changin’

(Sundazed) Used LP $13.00

Dylan’s third album, originally released in 1964, “tempers his sense of humor considerably,” according to Stephen Thomas Erlewine, in favor of concentraing on social protest.” Mono reissue, 180-gram, with two inserts.

DAVE DYMANT / LEE RANALDO

New Life After Fire (For Thom Thomson)

(Art Metropole) Used CD $8.00

The complete set from a live performance in Toronto 2001, ranging from quiet ambience to destructo wall-of-noise. Playing alongside his own experimental films, Ranaldo coaxes a wide range of sounds from his guitar while pre-recorded voices from prepared tapes float in and out of the mix. Working with a sampler and CD deck, Dyment adds bursts of noise and ambient bed-tracks. Edition of 500

DÜPLO

Slingringsmonn

(Safe As Milk) Used LP $5.00

Improvised music from 2000 on the border between noise and electroacoustic by Jon Øvstedal, Gaute Sortland and Andreas Meland on synthesizer, tape recorders, antiquarian sampler, theremin, corrupted analog equipment, and found objects. Edition of 300

EASTENBURIA

Eastenburia

(Japan Overseas) Used LP picture disc $10.00

From an effects-heavy improv session comes this eccentric, experimental tribal work by Yoshimi of Boredoms and OOIOO, David Nuss of No-Neck Blues Band, Daikichi Yoshida of Psycho Baba, and Rita Ackerman, who also did the artwork. Clear PVC sleeve with sticker.

EAT SKULL

Sick To Death

(Siltbreeze) Used LP $10.00

Mashed together trashy art-punk, weirdo fuzz-garage, skuzzy punk-pop, Kiwi garage-rock and off-kilter bedroom-strum. Sealed

EATER

The Album

(Get Back ) Used LP $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

1998 reissue of a ridiculous classic (The Label 1977), packed with songs about daydreams, hot girls in math class, and bad-taste fantasies of prostitutes and necrophilia, all sounding about the same, played with one stiff, light-speed beat, snotty vehemence, adolescent energy, and gleeful destructiveness. Andy Blade leads the charge with a mush-mouthed shout, and the spit flying from his lips is almost audible. Ian Woodcock’s bass provides no low end whatsoever, nimbly downstroking with a comical treble tone, and guitarist Brian Chevette is all slop, thrashing out trashy fuzz and struggling to keep up with the temper tantrum beat by drummers Dee Generate and Phil Rowland. Sealed

ECHOKRANK

Echokrank

(Klangkrieg) Used LP $5.00 (Out-of-stock)

“Echokrank roam through harsh techno with a childlike fondness of both simple melodies and ridiculous synth sounds…. [O]bvious synthetic sounds … from the cheapest noise-making machines (children's toys, LED-games, disposable digital watches) … being used to make instrumental pop-music. Freaky, but pure genius.” Seam split on spine

HERBERT EIMERT

Epitaph Für Aikichi Kuboyama / Sechs Studien

(Wergo - 67332) Used CD $15.00

Powerful spoken-word based tribute to Japanese fisherman Aikichi Kuboyama, who died of radiation poisoning incurred when the first hydrogen bomb was tested in the South Pacific in 1954, paired with seven studies derived from the same source material, using only abstract musical sounds in a spectrum where the spoken word can no longer be recognized.

EINSTÜRZENDE NEUBAUTEN

Feurio!

(Rough Trade) Used 12-inch $5.00 (Out-of-stock)

The title track and a remix from their late ’80s album Haus der Luge, plus the previously unreleased "Partymucke," composed for the theater play Andi.

EINSTÜRZENDE NEUBAUTEN

Heiner Müller's Die Hamletmaschine

(Ego) Used CD $10.00

The soundtrack for Müller’s postmodern cut-up play, recorded for East German radio in 1990. Monologues and stage directions incorporate alien routines (every word of the play is here, in German, of course; another voice recites the directions. When Ophelia laughs on the page, it’s read aloud but no laugh proceeds), changes in perspective and soundstaging resemble film edits and heighten the schizoid nature of the enterprise, while the protagonist’s bleak prognosis and the junkyard aesthetic, not surprisingly, is a perfect fit for Neubauten, who frequently interrupt their workshop percussion and overlay a jumble of voices. A few elements (slammed buckets, low-end piano notes, electronic pedal points, machine wails) circulate on various tasks, but avoid interacting with the rhythms of Hamlet’s speeches recited by Blixa Bargeld. Digipak.

EINSTÜRZENDE NEUBAUTEN

Strategies Against Architecture II

(Mute - 61100-4) Used Cassette $6.00 (Out-of-stock)

Their second annotated retrospective, with tracks from 1984 to 1990. c90.

HALIM EL-DABH

Crossing Into The Electric Magnetic

(Without Fear) Used CD $8.00 (Out-of-stock)

Early recordings from electronic music pioneer whose work predates musique concrete. He combines everything from Native American music to opera to chanting to Egyptian mythology into fascinating fever dream. Most tracks are from 1959 at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center (Otto Luening is on one track), but one is from 1944 at Middle East Radio Station of Cairo, another is an excerpt from a piece made walking around San Marco Basilica in Venice in 1961 with a reel-to-reel tape recorder, and another manipulated audiotape / sound sculpture piece was recorded in a New York art gallery circa 1974. Twelve-page book with liner notes by Mike Hovancsek.

EL-G

Mil Pluton

(Hundebiss - HO17) Used LP $19.00

Laurent Gérard has evolved beyond conventional language and now works with an Esperanto-like form of alien linguistics in front of a sonic mass of EBM-esque rhythms, musique concrète-style editing, hypnotic spirals, dense layers of swampy electronics. 150g vinyl.

EL-RON

Are Dangdut Kings

(Records) Used LP $4.00

Experimental lo-fo noise by Russ Newman and Keith Fullerton Whitman under the Danish pseudonyms Ugo Fleischer-Michaelsen and Bondo Smed-Vagn.

ELECTRIC EELS

Eyeball of Hell

(Scat) Used CD $5.00 (Out-of-stock)

With clothing held together with rat traps and safety pins, Marshalls covered in fiberglass, a lawnmower, and songs like “You’re Full of Shit,” The Electric Eels were unabashedly confrontational, angry, absurd, desperate, and self-destructive, swapping abrasive three-chord rock of utter despair with free improv.

ELECTRIC FRANKENSTEIN

What, Me Worry?

(Akarma) Used LP $20.00 (Out-of-stock)

2011 reissue of the only solo release by multi-instrumentalist Paolo Tofani of Area. A satisfying mix of psychedelia and progressive rock.

ELEH / PAULINE OLIVEROS

The Beauty Of The Steel Skeleton / Drifting Depths

(Important) Used LP $25.00

An improvised piece made on a harmonica being processed through Oliveros’s Expanded Instrument System, backed with a super slow melodic drone full of stillness, tension, and relief. 200g vinyl. Letterpressed paste-on jacket. # 668/760

LEIF ELGGREN

Latrine

(Firework Edition) Used CD $8.00 (Out-of-stock)

Scandinavian performance / composition iconoclast’s speech impedimentia heralds his highly idiosyncratic noise -- personal field recordings from on the toilet and reworked and adapted for the sound installation Avträde in conjunction with the group show Transformation at Karlsborg Castle, Sweden, during the summer of 2000.

LEIF ELGGREN

The Cobblestone Is The Weapon of the Proletariat

(Firework Edition) Used CD $10.00

Source material is a single recording made while throwing a cobblestone on the street outside Firework Edition, Stockholm June 15, 2001. Booklet includes an excerpt from a conversation between Jim Haynes and Elggren from Activating the Medium at SFMOMA, San Francisco February 2003. Sealed

EMACIATOR

Coveting

(Not Not Fun) Used LP $7.00

Five exquisite compositions (including two particularly riveting songs that were debuted live at Echo Curio) in 40 harrowing minutes of troubled solace, crisscrossing suicide guitar lines, and entranced self-reflection. Black vinyl. Edition of 430.

EMBRYO / NO-NECK BLUES BAND

Embryonnck

(Staubgold) Used CD $8.00

New York mavericks and Munich-based Krautrock legends explore the indigenous urban music phenomenon on this collaboration from 2006, melding forays into experimental, blues, Middle Eastern, Turkish and African musics. “A sweet, innocent recording, with improvisations that pulsate with the warmth of breathing bodies, conjuring images of flower children and the haze of drugs.” Includes 24-page booklet with photos and liner notes.

EMIL BEAULIEAU

Dedicated To Charlie Ward

(Pure) Used CD $5.00 (Out-of-stock)

The four-tonearmed Minutoli turntable plays excerpts from assorted Stomach Ache releases by Faxed Head, Pork Queen, Jeff Dugan, P.69 Deflower, Jaunties, Bringdownzz, Omit, Steeplesnakes, etc.

EMIL BEAULIEAU

Memories

(Pure) Used CD $5.00 (Out-of-stock)

Noise collaboration with Haters, Asmus Tietchens, Juntaro Yamanuchi, Schimpfluch Gruppe.

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

EMPTY GRAVE / NEW YORK AGAINST THE BELZEBU / PURE NOISE

3 Way Grindcorenoise

(Latincore - 002) Used Split CD $5.00

One-hundred-seventy-two songs.

EN NIHIL

Blood Dreams

(Pure - PURE47) Used CD $5.00 (Out-of-stock)

Bass-heavy bombast from the center of a nauseating typhoon of power electronics. Interminable, unadulterated misery from 1997.

THE ENDLESS BLOCKADE / UNEARTHLY TRANCE

Unearthly Trance / The Endless Blockade

(Chrome Peeler - CPR11) Used Split LP $10.00 (Out-of-stock)

New York doom metal juggernaut Unearthly Trance offers up a sidelong onslaught of d-beat and doom before plummeting deep into the noise depths, while Toronto's The Endless Blockade combines power-violence and power-electronics to brutal effect, including a Slogun cover.

ENKIDU

Hasselt

(Turtles' Dream - TDCD03) Used CD $6.00 (Out-of-stock)

With Chie Mukai, Eric Cordier, Seiichi Yamamoto. From 2003.

ENKIDU

Live In Kyoto

(Locust) Used 2xLP $20.00

On this 2004 recording Seiichi Yamamoto (Omoide Hatoba, Boredoms), Eric Cordier, and Chie Mukai (Ché-SHIZU) start with isolated squawks and work up to what sounds like a bunch of chickens getting their necks wrung by robots, eventually lifting off into a proper noise-out in which waves of noise approach, recede and disappear down a wubby plughole. 180g vinyl. Silkscreened jacket. Sealed

ENTOURAGE MUSIC AND THEATRE ENSEMBLE

Entourage Music And Theatre Ensemble

(Folkways) Used LP $15.00 (Out-of-stock)

Experimental, ambient, new age, proto-world music from early ’70s Baltimore, made to accompany multi-media performance art pieces. Sealed with drill hole.

ERASE ERRATA

Other Animal

(Troubleman) Used LP $10.00

Erase Errata rock hard and smart, with unimpeachable beats. “Combining the jumble of DNA, the snarling vox of the Scissor Girls, and the leaping bass of the Birthday Party,” notes Pitchfork, “They have just the right ratio of catchiness to antagonism…. [T]heir first full-length … almost topples itself with cranky excitement…. No moment goes without movement — there’s a sense of nervous anticipation in each drum’s snap. Jenny Hoysten’s carefully controlled sing-speak vocals have that blessed Kim Gordon tunelessness that sometimes stress into vibrato-heavy upturn.… Like the Gang of Four [or] Josef K…, Errata Errata pulls energy from the ever-bountiful over soul of dissatisfaction we’ve hid in our minds for the day to day. Channeled to a challenging rock context, it’s simultaneously dead serious and hideously absurd.” From 2001. Sealed

ERASERGUN / MALLEMUCK

Erasergun / Mallemuck

(Sillybird) Used Split LP $5.00

Mallemuck’s Ken Stockwell tears through pop music with chainsaw guitars and leaves in his wake superb slop and overthunk plump. On the flip, Erasergun leans and lurches into the darker side of black and blue notes. From 1996. Hand-silkscreened jacket.

TOM ERBE / CHRIS MANN / LARRY POLANSKY / DOUGLAS REPETTO / CHRISTIAN WOLFF

Trios

(Pogus) Used CD $8.00

“Mann’s Schwitters-like Dadaist texts haunt the background,” says Exclaim, “Swept around by the mutated sounds of bent guitars and time-lag piano. Machine noises are netted overtop and through, lending constant awareness of technology’s plastic fingerprints all over the process. Each track possesses an identity all its own, different tempos, balances, densities, but the album as a whole has a consistency of vision likely not present at the music original moment of creation.” From 2004

HÜSEYIN ERTUNÇ TRIO

Mûysikî

(Barn Re-leasing) Used CD $15.00 (Out-of-stock)

Released in 1974 on Intex Records, this cosmic free jazz improvisation by legendary trio guided by drummer Ertunç (with Michael Cosmic and Phil Musra on reeds, piano, organ and additional percussion) highlights the group’s primitive and physical approach. Massive cymbals and drumming build a carpet of trance-driving vibe where the reeds freely dance without any structure. A new world of improvisational freedom. 1990s reissue.

ESO STEEL

Technology Of Sleep

(20city) Used LP $5.00

Richard Francis manipulates environmental and contact microphone recordings through a poetic, almost intuitive sensibility. Electrical buzzing, fizzing drones, crisp crackles, and amplified tiny textural striations. From 2001

ESOTERICA LANDSCAPES 7

Hokmah Nistarah

(Anomie) Used LP $25.00

Fantastic, otherworldly soundscapes from 1990 by Tim Sternat, Jim Wilson and Bonnie McNairn (later of Voice Of Eye), working with violin, trumpet, guitar, bass, samples, sheet metal, vocals and lots of effects. With three inserts.

ESSENTIAL LOGIC

Beat Rhythm News

(Rough Trade) Used LP $30.00

Bubbling, herky-jerky rhythms and gleeful honking from 1979 — the sound of five young English musicians disassembling rock’n’roll and remaking it in an entirely new way. With record shop price tag from 1983 on the front.

ETERNAL ELYSIUM

Spiritualized D

(MeteorCity) Used LP $35.00

Recommended by Metal Archives “if you are a Sabbath fan, or just a fan of ’70s hard rock, psychedelic rock, or even curious about the Japanese stoner rock scene.” From 2000. Blue vinyl

ETERNAL TAPESTRY

Mystic Induction

(Not Not Fun) Used LP $24.00

Two sides of glowing garden shroom-harvest that make a strong case for Eternal Tapestry’s status as psych-rock resurrectionists of the first degree. “Emerald Forest of Peace” weaves a languid path with mossy bass and blissed drums kissing the slow-motion wah fireworks exploding above in the rain-drenched air. “Transcendence” rides a vertical riff into a howling storm of light. Black vinyl. Fabric-collage jackets with artwork by guitarist Dewey Mahood. Edition of 450.

EURÓPA KIADÓ

Popzene

(Profil) Used LP $15.00

First studio album by this Hungarian new wave band with three ex-members of URH: László Kiss, András Salamon and lyricist-composer-guitarist-singer Jenő Menyhárt, joined by József Dénes and András Gerő. From 1987.

EVIL MOISTURE / MACRONYMPHA

The Tentacles Of The Octopus Sometimes Compete Against Each Other

(Pure) Used CD $6.00 (Out-of-stock)

“Ultra harsh ’n’ heavy distortion / noise / feedback cut-up collage … [by these] grenade-tossers,” says Second Layer. “Chopped up yet surprisingly rhythmic slabs of extremely abrasive frequency manipulation and chugging, rumbling scum tones…. Twenty tracks of crushing, intricately detailed electronic carnage.”

EX-COCAINE

Keep America Mellow

(Killertree) Used LP $8.00 (Out-of-stock)

Two-piece electro-folk, low-end mud, congas’n’fuzz, stoned AF. Hand screened jackets.

EXPERIMENTAL AUDIO RESEARCH

Falling b/w Tail Chaser

(Sympathy For The Record Industry) Used 8-inch picture disc $18.00

Masterpiece of psychedelic mush.

EXPO 70

Sonic Messenger

(Beta Lactam Ring - mt225b) Used 2xLP $15.00 (Out-of-stock)

Dark matter squeaks and moans in wave forms, like the Doppler buzz of an armada of flying fortresses piercing through the black vacuum. A fiery comet tail of piercing Kraut flavored psych trails behind. The whistles of cosmic winds commingle with acid fury. 180-gram vinyl, heavy-duty gatefold jacket. Edition of 300.

EXTENDED ORGAN

XOXO

(Birdman) Used CD $7.00 (Out-of-stock)

Paul McCarthy on free-form voice improvisation. Fredrik Nilsen on prepared acoustic guitar, antique analog organ and digital keyboard, all in an especially unorthodox style. Joe Potts on his chopped optigans. Tom Recchion on Kurzweil, guitar, radio, CDs, production, processing. Creepy and wonderful as any gothic horror movie soundtrack.

EYE / NOVA SCOTIA

A Million Corpses of Dead Bees b/w High Road

(Tipped Bowler - TBT011) split LP $16.50

(Tipped Bowler - TBT011) Used Split LP $11.50 (Out-of-stock)

Two side-long tracks by a pair of rigorous yet unbound New Zealand-based groups. The eighteen-minute burner “A Million Corpses of Dead Bees" by Nova Scotia of Wellington grows from violin sine-squeak and distant shortwave, gains momentum with its patient drumming, and resolves into a saxophone swarm shot through with synthetic scrabble. “High Road” by Dunedin’s Eye comes off colder and more aggressive, throttling the listener with Schnitzler electronics, militant percussion, and guitar strangulation before collapsing into a coda of cymbal taps and glassy string-work. 150-gram vinyl. Screened sleeves by Siwa. Edition of 250.

F/I

Helioscopium

(Ceres) Used CD $8.00

Space rock from 1997 that one can “really sink [one’s] teeth into…. John Thompson and Brian Wensing (guitars), Jeff Chase (cello), Steve Schrank (bass), and Rick Hale (drums and keyboards) … exhibit a variety of interests — from heavy jamming … to intriguing, experimental space / electronic collages.”

FAB.44

Majik On The Moonlight

(Pure) Used CD $4.00

“This Michigan artist makes sounds inspired by heavy industry,” explain our friends at Subterranean. “Abrasive, rattling, roaring, pounding, full-on noise, vividly executed.”

FABULOUS DIAMONDS

Fabulous Diamonds

(Siltbreeze) Used LP $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

“Borne out of a tradition that lies somewhere between classic dub, experimentalism and post punk,” says Eliza Sarlos of Mess + Noise, “Fabulous Diamonds’ style ... and substance … come together in a hypnotic frenzy. Assembled amid high levels of delay, Nisa Venerosa and Jarrod Zlatic create a truly bewildering mix…, the hit you’ve been waiting for throughout this post post-punk melee we live in. Fabulous Diamonds present a world drenched in discordant jams stemming from a parallel universe of sonic intensity, one that picks up on the heritage embedded in post-punk, but recreates rather than rehashes the influence.” Sealed

FACE TO FACE

Econo Live

(Vagrant) Used 10-inch $20.00

Six pop punk tracks recorded live in the Spring of 1996. Sealed

KAI FAGASCHINSKI / BURKHARD STANGL

Musik - Ein Porträt in Sehnsucht

(Erstwhile - ERST057) Used CD $10.00

Stangl and Fagaschinski, both masters at fluidly combining melodicism and abstraction, carefully intertwine field recordings of birds, storms, and “morning silence” with guitars, electronic devices, piano, vibraphone, and clarinet. Guest appearance by Bernhard Gál, “re-recording and musical car driving.”

FAILING LIGHTS

Failing Lights

(Intransitive - INT036) CD $15.00

(Intransitive - INT036) Used CD $6.00

Mike Connelly (Wolf Eyes, Hair Police) evokes bleak electronic atmospheres, suffocating dread, and sinewy horror with a fine-tuned beauty embedded in its darkness. Connelly’s self-released cassettes and CDRs of rough drones, detuned improvised grit, blown-out burl, and unstable acoustics tend to vanish quickly; Intransitive’s CD, the first one widely available, is sure to become a defining statement. The single piece -- in five sections -- begins with disquieting, barren negative space, creeps forward, steadily dispenses sheets of diffuse throat-scratch and skittering strings, and culminates in a blast of molten organ.

FAILING LIGHTS / SPYKES / WOLF EYES / NATE YOUNG

Solo

(Troubleman - TR0182) Used 2xLP $17.00

Vinyl reissue of a double-cassette (Gods Of Tundra 2005). One solo side from each member of Wolf Eyes, plus one side by the band as a whole. Sealed.

MARIANNE FAITHFULL

Come My Way

(Lilith) Used LP $17.00

Dark folk by the she-devil and soulless poster child of ’60s hedonism. This 2006 reissue of her 1965 album includes bonus tracks “Sister Morphine” (her 1969 single), B-side from 1964 “Blowin’ in the Wind,” 1965’s “Et Maintenant” and 1966 B-side “That’s Right Baby.” Sealed

TAV FALCO & THE UNAPPROACHABLE PANTHER BURNS

Panther Phobia

(In The Red) Used CD $10.00

These Memphis legends (and the missing link between the unbridled howl of early swamp blues and the psychological onslaught of the new millennium) herald a return to the tumultuous and exuberant tones and groans of the band’s landmark LP from 1981 Behind The Magnolia Curtain. Panther Phobia is as “organic as a landlord’s eviction squad,” proclaims Robert Gordon. “Drums pound like irate neighbors at the door. Slow songs snake like a chick passing out on ’ludes. You will lock your doors when you hear this record, you will bar your windows, blood will flow from your nose, your lungs will itch. You will get a divorce, a speeding ticket, eleven twenty nine in the workhouse.”

THE FALL

Dragnet

(Turning Point Music) Used LP $20.00

With the departure of Martin Bramah after Live At The Witch Trials, Marc Riley switched to guitar and Steve Hanley joined on bass; the latter’s signature basslines would become a major part of The Fall for the next two decades. Disheveled beats, stuttering lyrics, asymmetrical phrasing, lo-fi, cohesive sound and fierce. 2002 pressing on 180-gram vinyl. Sealed

THE FALL

Grotesque

(Cog Sinister - COGVP106) Used CD $10.00

1998 reissue of the 1980 album that underlined the band’s musical confidence and Mark E. Smith’s growing lyrical maturity. Ten classic tracks including the faves “New Face In Hell,” “The Impression of J. Temperance,” and “Container Drivers.”

THE FALL

Hex Enduction Hour +

(Get Back ) Used 2xLP $15.00 (Out-of-stock)

2005 reissue of this classic album from 1982, a big stomping record heavy on keyboards and powered by the two-drummer lineup of Paul Hanley and Karl Burns. Bonus tracks include “I’m Into C.B.” from Kamera's 1982 seven-inch and six live recordings. Liner notes by Daryl Easlea

THE FALL

Live At The Witch Trials +

(Cog Sinister - COGVP138) Used CD $8.00 (Out-of-stock)

Eleven excellent songs from the screaming edge of rock, recorded in one or two takes in 1979, containing elements of The Fall’s recurring themes — realism, surrealism, and paranoia. Remastered and reissued in 2002, with three bonus tracks: “Bingo Master,” “Psycho Mafia,” and “Repetition.”

THE FALL

Room To Live

(Cog Sinister - COGVP105) Used 2xCD $25.00 (Out-of-stock)

1998 reissue of The Fall’s sixth album, from 1982, featuring long, shambolic shuffle classics like “Joker Hysterical Face,” “Marquis Cha Cha,” “A Hard Life in Country,” plus the tracks from the “Lie Dream Of Casino Soul” single. Second disc is a limited edition EP, with four tracks recorded live at The Band On The Wall in 1982: “Drago’s Guilt,” “Joker Hysterical Face,” “Lie Dream Of Casino Soul,” and “Hexen Strife Knot.”

FAR-OUT FANGTOOTH

Pure And Disinterested

(Siltbreeze) Used LP $8.00

Existing in the musty shadows of the Philly scene, Far-Out Fangtooth have built a most unique foundation of sound, mixing early Cramps swamp / garage blackout, nascent Bauhaus post-punk / quasi-goth bleakness, as well as an uncanny nod to the witchy, ethereal leather glam of first-generation Blue Öyster Cult.

FARMERS

August 11, 1984

(Feeding Tube) Used LP $8.00

This survey of Daved Hild’s earliest post-Girls work includes “The Fear,” recorded for a proposed Lust / Unlust EP with Robin Amos and Roger Miller; Mennonite-costumed duets with Miller; and demo tracks recorded with Miller, David Minehan of The Neighborhoods, and Dan Saltzmann of Maps and Christmas. Hild’s “approach to songwriting … cuts into personal flesh no matter whether he knows anything about yr history or not,” says Byron Coley. “Singing like a pro wrestler trying to get all sensitive, he … convey[s] huge vistas of hurt and strangeness without coming off like either a fop or a thug.” Edition of 350.

FAUST

C’est Com Com Compliqué

(Bureau B) Used LP $17.00

“Much of the album sounds,” according to Pitchfork, “like drummer Zappi Diermaier is playing both sticks with one hand. The result is oddly tribal … somewhat like using a commercial drum kit as an indigenous instrument, an anthropological examination of Western instruments for nativist music…. ‘Kundalini Tremolos’ is a great example of the drumming effect…, a yogic meditation with a very Eastern feel, pranayamic forced breathing sessions at the fore, and the titular tremolos stuttering to and fro over loose bouts of tambourine and chimes. The warpath drums are limited to just the metronomic beat of the song and, with all the wild fuzz behind it, sounds like it’s coming from a different world.”

JEAN-BAPTISTE FAVORY

Things Under

(Feeding Tube) Used LP $15.00

Mesmerizing “organic compositions for guitar and electronics” by this member of Los Lichis, assistant to Luc Ferrari and Gavin Bryars, and host of Radio Libertaire’s experimental music show Epsilonia. Favory’s approach to strings ranges from the idyllic to Remko Scha’s Machine Guitars, slipping into and through electronics most inscrutably. Edition of 300.

FE-MAIL

Syklubb fra Hælvete

(TV5 - TV5002) Used LP $10.00 (Out-of-stock)

The 2002 debut release from the Norwegian duo of Maja Ratkje and Hild Sofie Tafjord of all-female avant-garde free-improvisation quartet Spunk. Improv with analog electronic gear, samplers, voice, harmonica, and miscellaneous acoustic instruments. Jacket has seam split on top. Pink vinyl.

DINO FELIPE

As Flim Toby

(Schematic) Used 2xLP $6.00

The 2002 album by the “enfant terrible of the Atlanta-Miami bass glitch axis … is a sprawling recording, moving languidly across the palettes of glitch, microhouse, and electro-pop. At the same time, the album is a divided affair, delineating between digital and analog, the real and the imagined, in one of the most ambitiously conceptual electronic releases in recent memory…. The first [platter] is closer to the traditional Schematic aesthetic of complex, headphone-friendly electronic. Felipe derives static beats from vinyl hiss, tactile glitch breaks from his PC, and slightly off-kilter melodies from four-track home recordings…. Felipe’s dexterity is testament to the psychosis of the bedroom electronic auteur, flaunting a near-maddening precision that occasionally makes the compositions impenetrable.… The more this album slips its moorings, as it does unremittingly in its latter half, drifting further into the boundary waters of ambient improvisation, the more ethereal grows its scope of possibilities. Glitch beats wane as Toby drops the knob on the digital input; the PC contributions remain, but as more of an undercurrent than a propelling force…. [S]craping digital noise, electro-acoustic agents of chance, and his minutiae become so dense as to carry the resonance, though not the texture, of tonal new classical.”

FERIAL CONFINE

Full Use Of Nothing

(Fusetron) Used LP $30.00

1999 reissue of 1985 self-released cassette by Andrew Chalk. Acoustic percussion and primitive multi-tracking techniques, subtle shifts in balance and nuances of sound within a limited palette, in a wild and free series of performances. Sealed

LUC FERRARI

Cellule 75

(Tzadik) Used CD $8.00 (Out-of-stock)

The title track “tampers with the percussive function of the instruments and plays with instrumental role-switching and layering,” notes All Music Guide. “It opens with simple, repeating melodies provided by pianist Chris Brown and percussionist William Winant, backed by a humming machinery ambience. Layers and notes get added onto successive loops, until the phrases become relatively lengthy and complex. After establishing this theme and structure, the variations begin, as the piano switches to soloing, referencing parts of the theme out of different layers, and usurping the phrasing of the other electronic sounds present. The piece is a continuous buildup of musical layers, imperceptibly segued into the beginning’s stripped-down simplicity, from which the process starts again, but never turns out the same. After continually playing with the expectations of the close listener, it appropriately closes with several false stops. The second piece begins with slowly turning loops overlaying small electronic swells that pan between channels. This turns into an electronic atmosphere that’s a seeming precursor to the ‘space’ of ’90s space rock bands, followed by a repeating of the opening form, this time with vocal samples. The panning continues, echoing from side to side, while newly added electronic sounds rise out of the center. About halfway through the piece, Ferrari switches briefly to saxophone and water sounds, providing organic contrast to all of the electronic construction.” From 1998

LUC FERRARI

Far-West News (1998-99) Episodes Two and Three

(Blue Chopsticks) Used CD $4.00

The core of these recordings, made during a trip across the American Southwest, presents speech-oriented audio snippets — conversations with acquaintances, stops at restaurants and shops, inquiries for directions, tacky Hollywood tours — overlaid and mixed in with tapes of passing automobiles, airplanes flying overhead, minimal electronic tones, disquieting reverberations, and what sound like brief distorted tumbles of synthetic percussion.

LUC FERRARI

Interrupteur / Tautologos 3

(Blue Chopsticks) Used CD $15.00

First recorded by EMI in 1970 and never released in the US prior to this 1999 CD issue on David Grubbs’s label, “Interrupteur (For 10 Instruments)” and “Tautologos 3 (For 11 Instruments)” both depart from the animation and activity of Ferrari’s piecee from the ’50s and ’60s. The former is “an orchestral stasis point that begins to move,” notes All Music Guide. “In the stillness created by the strings, time becomes one long block…, [against which] various timbres and textures rub…, creating muted colors and shades…. [C]hance actions (flurries of woodwinds or brass, a shriek from an errant viola, etc.) … cannot help but to move against that which is already unmoving and therefore deconstruct it…. [C]yclic in nature and [using] a limited scale of notational devices…, [the latter, with its] standard orchestral instrumentation…, electric guitar, and magnetic tape, is … hypnotic … [and] maddening. The [short] musical ‘cycles’ … [move] forward and backward…. During the editing and mixing process, Ferrari manipulated and spliced tape to create other cycles to overlay over the original compositions….The result … drifts and drones its way into the listener’s consciousness and changes right at the point where familiarity is established.” Sealed

LUC FERRARI

Les Arythmiques

(Blue Chopsticks) Used CD $9.00

A starting point of one of the final works by Ferrari is representing in sound the jolt of electricity that had been sent across his heart to treat his arrhythmia. Vaguely terrifying, crackling jolts Les Arythmiques into life and reappears throughout to interrupt the regular beeps of an EKG, the distant tolling of a church bell, and even more distant sounds resembling birds. Enforced rest of a patient immobilized looms over the small repertoire of concrete sounds, examined with a disorienting repetitiveness and ultimately moving beyond the hospital room by delving into an archive of memory.

LUC FERRARI

Presque Rien

(INA-GRM) Used CD $15.00 (Out-of-stock)

“Recorded and released over a period of thirty-one years, the four collected works here offer a telescopic cross-section of Ferrari’s far-reaching oeuvre, ranging from the subtly faithful, non-diegetic documentation of a Dalmation fishing village waking … to the altered reality of nocturnal field recordings meshed with ultra-fine electro-acoustic processing and his hushed commentary in the more dramatic composition…, through a stormy intro and voyeuristic, augmented serenity, and a journey to the old town of Ventimiglia, Italy…. A surreal, vivid and psychedelic experience.”

JAMES FERRARO

Night Dolls With Hairspray

(Olde English Spelling Bee) Used LP $10.00 (Out-of-stock)

The sound craved by lunatic love puppets — magical pop radiance that outshines their topiary hairdos, a glam soundtrack spilling out of a 1970s Time Square erotic B-movie theater.

TINA FEY

Bossypants

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

Unabridged autobiography from 2011 read by the author

FIFTY FOOT HOSE

Cauldron

(Weasel Disc) Used CD $8.00

1994 reissue of “one of those remarkable and truly revolutionary ’60s albums,” according to Audion. “Fifty Foot Hose took the Jefferson Airplane type sound, fused it with a good deal of weirdness, home-made electronic instruments, innovation in every department, comparable in its excesses to later albums by the likes of United States Of America, White Noise, Brainticket or Friendsound.” With three bonus tracks (two demo versions of songs from the album, and the 1966 single “Bad Trip.”

FILLE QUI MOUSSE

Trixie Stapleton 291

(Bichon) Used LP $15.00

Recorded in 1972, this record evidently never made it further than the Futura label’s fifty test pressings made in 1973. Often referred to as “the French Faust” (by people who by now you should know not to ever trust about anything), this trio mixes collage, psychedelic rock, surreal poetry, and organically tapped noise purity with experimental 70s rock. No strangers to checklist literature, Audion offers up this not insubstantial inventory: “riffing with a psychedelic bent … bizarrely constructed patterns of percussive sound and chopped-up rock music … [a] poem, recited by a girl, over an urban landscape populated by numerous barking dogs … an intensely strange mangled web of sound that’s almost brain-numbing … a piano-based piece that recalls some of Roger Doyle’s early experiments … an excursion in distorted and processed guitar … [strange and twisted] folk music … with gypsy violin….” Sealed

MILO FINE FREE JAZZ ENSEMBLE

Another Outbreak Of Iconoclasm (Two Eggs, Slightly Beaten)

(Fusetron) Used LP $5.00

Free jazz plonk from 1995, including drums, e-piano, clarinet, marimba, clarinet, guitar. “Sometimes soft” says Börft, “and sometimes crazy chaos.” Generic black jacket with centerhole

MILO FINE FREE JAZZ ENSEMBLE

Precision In Exactitude

(Lotus Sound) Used CD $6.00 (Out-of-stock)

This live duet from 1997 by Fine on drums, electronics, piano and clarinet, and Steve Gnitka on guitar, got a big thumbs down from Allmusic.com, which means one thing: scooping up this masterpiece in a heartbeat is the way to go. “This set … feels messy and sloppy and completely uninspired. Notes are played, and played, and played, and played some more…. This is noodling free jazz, without purpose or passion… Why this was released is a mystery.”

SIMON FINN

Pass The Distance

(Little Big Chief - LBCR011) LP $20.25 (Out-of-stock)

(Durtro) Used CD $15.00

Originally released by Mushroom during the hazy crossfade of late-’60s burn-out and early-’70s tribal pyres, Pass The Distance falls short “of the barbituric dexterity and unfettered invention of Syd Barrett, [but] Finn is a fellow dark globe sage in an era of folkie sprites and gonzo longhairs…. Songs lurch through psycho-ward strums accompanied by campfire third-eye improvisations…. Wizards, mermaids and the requisite metaphorical fauna may crop up in Finn’s lyrics, but his words mostly ring with vague bleakness made even more desperate by the singer’s absinthe-drunk channeling of Tim Buckley’s range…. [S]crawled hieroglyphic trim is provided by Paul Burwel’s … fluid percussion and David Toop’s … scrapes, drones…, freeform skiffle [and] loose dawdling on various instruments, many he was never trained on.” Ten tracks from the original album, two from the sole surviving acetate of a projected single from the collection of David Tibet, and two more previously unreleased studio tracks.

FIRE DEATH

Fire Death

(Tusco Embassy) Used LP $7.00

Tusco Terror’s Stoney Benjamin Osborne (clarinet and tape loops) and Puffy Areolas’ percussionst J. Guy Laughlin making grimy free jazz with heavy electronic elements. Zone crossing ahead. Massively deformed, assaultive dynamics, smears of breath and guts. Silkscreened jacket. Edition of 260

STEVE FISK

999 Levels Of Undo

(Sub Pop) Used CD $10.00

Third solo album by Seattle producer from 2001. Grooves built from dissonant beats and quirky blips resolve into exotic, lush symphonies worthy of adulation routinely afforded Aphex Twin and Radiohead. Instrumentation includes Mellotron, Optigan, Arp 2600, Yamaha CS-60, Big Briar Theremin, Akai and Ensonique samplers. Sealed

PAUL FLAHERTY

Voices

(Wet Paint Music - 3002) Used CD $5.00 (Out-of-stock)

Forceful, punishing, destructive free improv for solo alto and tenor saxes from 2001, with “some reflective bluesy playing and aggressive low-register honking,” according to Dusted, “But much of Voices consists of tangled, high-pitched runs and screaming multiphonics. Without any other musicians to create the sort of interaction that drives The Hated Music and Sannyasi, it feels like a single [overwhelming and shocking] sound rather than a collection of related ones.”

FLAMING LIPS

Hear It Is

(Plain) Used LP $12.00

Raunchy bar-band-gone-insane for the most part on this 1986 release, though the gentle acoustic strumming that starts the album or the steady pace and mournful singing on “Godzilla Flick” shows that subtlety was as much a part of the game as stomping, fried electric guitar insanity. If anybody was kin at the time, it would be The Meat Puppets, with perhaps a little less interest in high lonesome. White vinyl. First edition of the 2005 reissue with “Summertime Blues.”

FLAMING LIPS

In A Priest Driven Ambulance

(Plain) Used 2xLP $15.00

2005 reissue of evocative, surrealist, space-bible masterpiece that took psych pop to a new level. Originally issued by Enigma in 1990, it was the first Lips album with Mercury Rev’s Jonathan Donahue on board, who joins Wayne Coyne in making the guitars groan like dispeptic ghouls, gurgle like sludge down a drain, and skree like a plane going down in flames – all over a base of spirited strumming that keeps things melodic. Pink vinyl, with five-track bonus platter that includes a “Strychnine” / “Peace, Love and Understanding” medley.

FLAMING LIPS

Oh My Gawd!!!

(Plain) Used LP $15.00

While still a rock band par excellence, evidence of the group’s increasing ambition kicks in with the simultaneously mocking and celebratory Pink Floyd vibes of “One Million Billionth of a Millisecond on a Sunday Morning,” all ten minutes of which should really be on Ummagumma. Other songs throw in everything from Zeppelin drum stomps to Mountain / Deep Purple raspy rock bellowing. 2005 repress of 1987 album on clear vinyl.

FLAMING LIPS

Telepathic Surgery

(Plain) Used 2xLP $15.00

With a few more studio tweaks and tricks at play, this 1989 album blends crazy combinations of influences. Wayne Coyne later described the album as more open-ended experimentation with overdubs than a collection of songs per se — indicated by the orchestral samples and other drop-ins — but there’s plenty of garage rock nuttiness and fried, off-kilter post-punk. 2005 repress on blue vinyl. Fourth side is blank.

FLAMING LIPS

The Flaming Lips

(Lovely Sorts Of Death) Used LP $70.00

An erratic, ingenious, and witty debut, riddled with bracing dementia. Second pressing from 1985. Red vinyl. Edition of 500

FLAMING LIPS

Yoshimi Battle The Pink Robots

(Warner Bros) Used LP $20.00

While this 2002 album isn’t as immediately impressive as the equally brilliant and unfocused Soft Bulletin from 1999, it’s more consistent, using a palette of rounded, surprisingly emotive basslines, squelchy analog synths, and manicured acoustic guitars. German pressing on red vinyl. With Cargo Distribution sticker on front cover.

NICK FLANAGAN

I'm Here All Weak

(Classic Bar Comedy / Talent Moat) Used LP $10.00 (Out-of-stock)

A fixture in front of brick walls (and behind chicken wire) across North America, Flanagan is a singular talent in the post-NAFTA underground comedy scene. His conversational deadpan, choice subject matter, “sort-of pregnant” pauses, odd non sequiturs, and strange set-ups that lead to even stranger punchlines, have won him battalions of die-hard followers and / or comedy club patrons waiting on their second mandatory drink. Here All Weak tackles popular topics from the annals of today, yesterday and the day after tomorrow, such as parents, life, balding musicians, video games, drugs, robots, irony, the G-Spot, food, and grammar.

FLATTER!

Office Supplies Mania T-Shirt

([ no label ]) Used Size XL $30.00

Fruit of the Loom Lofteez 100% cotton. White with yellow, orange, green, gray, black ink. Some discoloration. From 1990s

FLIES INSIDE THE SUN

Burning Glass

(Metonymic) Used CD $18.00

Fifth and final album from 2003

FLOWER MAN

Inversion Fortuite

(Monofonus Press) Used 10-inch (one-sided) $6.00

An electronic suite by Chicago-based Chris Bush (of Caboladies) weaving motorik vibes into Badalamenti ambience. Silkscreened artwork on the platter B-side.

GABBY FLUKE-MOGUL / JACOB FELIX HEULE / KANOKO NISHI-SMITH

Non Dweller

(Humbler) CD $12.00

(Humbler) Used CD $8.00

Violinist Nishi-Smith and Heule on bass drum, together as a duo since 2007, recorded two long-form free improvisations with violinist Fluke-Mogul in 2019, traversing the uncharted depths, hand in hand, inch by inch. “Thorny, gnarly, and excellently paced,” says Brian Olewnick, while Alex Tripp of Endaural observes that the trio’s “creaks and groans fill the walls,” as if placing the listener “in an old building that struggles under its own weight. But the music also allows the walls to come down, to make the activity plainly visible.”

FLYING LUTTENBACHERS / NO SAFETY

Modulation Decay Unit b/w Spy Network

(Coat-Tail) Used Split 7-inch $5.00 (Out-of-stock)

Lobe-bleed-inducing avant squall. From 1994

FLYING SAUCER ATTACK

Crystal Shade

(FSA) Used 7-inch $10.00