BLOOD STEREO

The Larval Tuning Fork (& Other Visions)

(Twisted Knister - KNACK004) LP $21.25 (Out-of-stock)

Dylan Nyoukis and Karen Constance use tapes and toys and their mouths to bring you creaking doors, aviaries, doddering old ladies, a troupe of muppets grunting and puking their guts out, some old drunk sailor squeezing a harmonium, etc. But what’s important here is the overall bulge and slump as their record breathes. Recordings from Brighton, Blackburn, Dunbar, London, Albany, Jersey City, Amherst, Glasgow, Berlin, Schiphorst, Gerlesborg. Edition of 300.

PICKLE FACTORY

Our Anthems

(Twisted Knister - KNACK003) LP $21.25

Twelves sketches of "atmospheric musical beauty" from the mid- to late 1990s by Idea Fire Company's Karla Borecky and Scott Foust with long-time collaborator Mike Popovich. The trio uses synths, haunting voices, guitars with percussive elements, minimal rhythms and radio static. Edition of 300 copies.

THORAX-WACH

Euch Geht’s Ja Noch Viel Zu Gut

(Twisted Knister) Used LP $8.00 (Out-of-stock)

Minimal electro new wave from 1981 — six instrumental and six with wonderfully cynical pathology-inspired texts on the body, old people and children’s tastes. Somewhere between the synthetic hissing and creaking of early industrial bands, the electronic pop melodies of Der Plan and the dada of Die Tödliche Doris.