BLITZOIDS

Stealing From Helpless Children / Look Up

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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.

BILL GILONIS / CHATALE LAPLANTE

Zürich Bamberg

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Electro-acoustic hörspiel mail collaboration for which the duo abandoned conventional instrumentation in favor of collaged and manipulated street noise, household clatter, fragments of radio, and close-mic’d objects. Drilled digipak

THE HAT SHOES

Differently Desperate

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2007 reissue the 1991 studio album of diverse avant-pop songs by Bill Gilonis (Art Bears, The Work), Catherine Jauniaux (Fluvial), Charles Hayward (This Heat, Camberwell Now) and Tom Cora (Skeleton Crew, Curlew) — with guests David Thomas, Amos, Chris Cochrane, Tim Hodgkinson, Hahn Rowe and Rick Brown, among others. Even though Rock In Opposition bands were known for their seriousness, here they branch out into a lighter, more whimsical side of the genre, exploiting pop idioms and structures. There’s even a cover of The Archies’ “Sugar Sugar.” Hole drilled into digipak

K-SPACE

Infinity

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Gendos Chamzyryn, Ken Hyder, and Tim Hodgkinson’s electroacoustic improvisation from 2008 rooted in Tuvan shaman ritual music. Each play of the program remixes source material located on the disc and produces a new twenty-minute musical piece. The disc cannot be paused or fast-forwarded, and there are no tracks to select. It uses special software to recompose the music each time it is played and runs on computers (PC / Mac) with 2 MHz processors, 1.5 GB RAM, a sound card and a CD drive.

PRESENT

Barbaro (Ma Non Troppo)

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Unbelievable musicianship on a wide variety of instruments from former Univers Zero dudes who play with such proggy intensity and complexity, pulsating between all-out mayhem and quiet pensive passages, it demands a commitment to focus and concentration. The DVD is just under three hours long and has segments from a 2007 RiO festival in France, a 2006 art rock festival in Portugal and archival videos. Sealed

VARIOUS ARTISTS

Mass Culture Control Bureau… Things From The Past

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Minimal electronics, jilted avant-pop, artpunk, progressive music, and some folk as well, by The Black Sheep, Kontakt Mikrofoon Orkest, Geoff Leigh, and Red Balune. Features cameo appearances by members of Henry Cow: Fred Frith, Tim Hodgkinson and Chris Cutler. From 2004 with red promo stamp on front cover