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Daniel Schmidt
In My Arms, Many Flowers

There is very little in the way of recordings available of Daniel Schmidt’s works, but his gamelan compositions are sublime pieces which if you’re not careful will send you to sleep. Resonating percussive metals played with a Phillip Glass like repetition, but with a clear progression. In My Arms...view item »

Telectu
Belzebu

Fledgeling label Holuzam have reissued this little gem originally released back in 1983 on Cliché Musica before pretty much slipping into obscurity. OG copies of this record change hands for £130+ so this affordable reissue is most welcome. It includes a copy of the original xeroxed technical insert and an English translation, plus ...view item »

The Necks
Body

You know how the Necks do. Wake up. Get the coffee on. Simultaneously improvise instrumental gold. Another day. The wonderful and surprisingly dense Unfold was their last record and it came out on LP; now in typical Necks fashion they're releasing a CD only called Body, relying on the u...view item »

Thighpaulsandra
The Lepore Extrusion

Originally released on a limited run by Brainwashed Recordings in 2006, Thighpaulsandra’s The Lepore Extrusion gets reissued by Klanggalerie.(Konstruktivists, Nurse With Wound). It’s a typically unusual work from the Coil/...view item »

Tom Waits
Swordfishtrombones

After spending the first decade of his career partially in the realm of normalcy, 1983's Swordfishtrombones, features think-throated singer/songwriter, Tom Waits, engineering a style that has to be experienced to be believed. Acid rock-ish twinkling, vaporous blues riffs, Captain Beefheart-style wackiness and sounds that could have only come fro...view item »

Iannis Xenakis
Persepolis

Having previously returned Xenakis’ La Légende d'Eer to vinyl, Berlin’s Karlrecords tackle the Greek composer's 1971 electroacoustic masterpiece. Commissioned by the Shah of Persia, it’s been unavailable on vinyl for decades, with CD editions often abbreviated. This is a new mix from Xen...view item »

Annette Peacock
I'm The One

Absolutely bonkers but hugely ahead of its time sonic jazz exploration from Salvador Dali collaborator, moog pioneer and friend of Albert Ayler. If this doesn't give you an idea of what to expect then think long and hard about Nina Simone on acid. Peacock has finally got the rights back for this long unavailable...view item »

Coil
Another Brown World / Baby Food

Two very rare tracks by Coil now released on special black or limited marble vinyl. Side 1 was completed in 1989 with John Balance & Peter Christopherson. Vocals were recorded at the summit of Mount Popa. On the flip we get an unreleased piece from 1993 which also featured Danny Hyde. This time the track was recorded in a st...view item »

Chris Watson
Locations, Processed (Blue TB7 Series)

Chris Watson probably has the coolest CV of the original post-punk scene. Starting out as one of the founding members of Cabaret Voltaire, he has since become one of the world's premier recorders of nature, helping create meaningful soundscapes for David Attenborough's documentaries. O...view item »

Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson
Live At L' Etrange Festival 2004 - The Art Of Mirrors (Homage To Derek Jarman)

Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson was a musical legend, one of the original members of Throbbing Gristle and an innovative musician in his own right. This live recording is an homage to the short film by Derek Jarman. The Art of Mirrors. Recorded before the end of Coil in 2004 and captured here on double vinyl....view item »

Andreolina
An Island In The Moon

Reissue of 1990s Italo-ambient minimalist charmer An Island in the Moon by Andreolina, portmanteau-tastic moniker of composers Pier Lugi Andreoni and Silvio Linardi. Beside...view item »

Juan Hidalgo
Rrose Sélavy

Originally released in 1977, the late Juan Hidalgo’s Rrose Sélavy gets the reissue treatment from Discos Transgénero. The work is a queer examination of...view item »

Aaron Martin
Touch Dissolves

Influence is usually a one way straight. A musician is inspired by something, that something is left in the lurch. On Touch Dissolves, Aaron Martin upsets the norm and finds himself in dialogue with photographer Yusuf Sevinçli. The result is a series of dynamic drones,...view item »

David Sylvian & Holger Czukay
Plight & Premonition Flux & Mutability

The man once dubbed the Most Beautiful Man In The World...and ...er.. David Sylvian collaborated way back in the mid '80s on these two LPs in Can's home place of Koln in bleak midwinter. At the time record companies weren't bothered about such esoteric collaborations so now is a good time to revisit what the pai...view item »

Umlaut
To Your Poverty Quietly Go

This promises to be nice and wacky: Umlaut is the recording project of Bär McKinnon, who probably got a little warped from all that time he spent playing horns in Mr. Bungle. Working under the guidance of Mike Patton shows on this record of raucous left field pop -- these songs have flutes and saxophones, which is frankl...view item »

Danny Clay
Stills

Delicate worlds laced with old vinyl dusty fuzz and crackle. Think the forced yet gentle nostalgia of Leyland Kirby’s The Future or his The Caretaker material, but no big band sound, more music box or single toy piano, bits of solo cello and twisted vocal harmonies, found in a box in the family at...view item »

Taylor Deupree & Marcus Fischer
Lowlands

Taylor Deupree (12k, Arc) and Marcus Fischer (Unrecognizable Now) have worked together as members of the abstract ambient group Between, Lowland is their third collaborative record together. Born from conversations with photographer ...view item »

Julian Curwin & Jane Sheldon
Crossing

Romero Records (The Tango Saloon, Umlaut) release a collaborative LP between Jane Sheldon and label boss Julian Cur...view item »

Mary Stark
Industrial Folklore Tapes Volume 3 - Film As Fabric

Really interesting looking release this. Mark Stark is an artist whose work focusses on the relationship between filmmaking and textiles. This release is made of recordings of several of her lives performances in which she sings work songs, makes recordings of equipment, and uses optical sound to make noise out of stit...view item »

Fred Helliwell
Industrial Folklore Tapes Vol. II - Springs

Folklore Tapes have a new series named Industrial Folklore Tapes, which engages with the fact that ‘folk’ life is just as likely to feature factories and machines as tending an orchard. Fred Helliwell’s Springs is one half document of the sonic life of a spring workshop and one half compositio...view item »

Hannah Leighton-Boyce
Industrial Folklore Tapes Vol. I - Instruments of Industry

Folklore Tapes here launch a series called Industrial Folklore Tapes, recognising that ‘folk’ life is just as likely to feature factories and machines as tending an orchard. Hannah Leighton-Boyce actually used some antique tools (sourced from a museum) in the creation of Instruments Of Industry, bui...view item »

Oren Ambarchi, Kassel Jaeger, James Rushford
Face Time

Another collaboration for Black Truffle between intrepid sound manipulators Oren Ambarchi, Kassel Jaeger and James Rushford. Like its predecessor, Face Time comes on splendid coloured vinyl (neon orange this time) and boasts cover design from Stephen O)))’Malley. ...view item »

Nurse With Wound
Homotopy To Marie

Nurse With Wound main man Steven Stapleton regards Homotopy To Marie as the first real Nurse With Wound album, although it’s actually their 5th. This is because he made it how he wanted to without anyone else chipping in with ideas. He locked himself away and perfected his tape editing and track constructi...view item »

Charlemagne Palestine
Ttuunneesszz Duh Rruunneesszz (Blue TB7 Series)

The highly respected composer and artist Charlemagne Palestine has long adored Moog synthesizers, and started experimenting with them in the 60s. Well now is very different from then, and having been given access to the moog lab he dove right in to create 6 longform drone pieces utilizing as many oscillators as he could imagine....view item »

Charlemagne Palestine
Interrvallissphereee (Blue TB7 Series)

Part of a two part release that capture Charlemagne Palestine’s first session in the Moog Sound Lab.  Having had a long relationship with the tools the composer has leapt at the chance to create what he has dreamed about for the last 50 years. Creating 6 long form drone works, this 12’s brings a single 50 minute...view item »

Oren Ambarchi, Konrad Sprenger, Phillip Sollmann
Panama / Suez

Multi-instrumentalists Oren Ambrachi, Konrad Sprenger, and Phillip Sollman are jo...view item »

Catherine Christer Hennix
Selected Early Keyboard Works

Catherine Christer Hennix (great name) seems to have had an interesting life both in and out of music. As well as being a friend of LaMonte Young, student of Prandit Pran Nath and collab...view item »

Cremation Lily
In England Now, Underwater

In England Now, Underwater is an album for anyone who's ever found themselves on the coast of Britain in Winter. To make it Cremation Lily (aka Zen Zsigo) manipulated field recordings of the Hastings coast and used electronics to capture the hostility, grandeur, and lost splendour...view item »

Tim Hecker
Konoyo

Master sonic architect Tim Hecker returns to Kranky with an album which takes inspiration from conversations with a recently departed buddy. 'Konoyo' was mostly recorded in a Japanese temple just outside Tokyo in collaboration with gagaku ensemble Tokyo Gakuso. Hecker manipulates their source sounds (strings, woodwinds, percussion) and re-s...view item »

Sun City Girls
Torch of the Mystics

Sun City Girls were a much revered improvisational rock band from Arizona who featured guitarist Sir Richard Bishop. Torch of the Mystics was probably their most loved album. It was recorded in ‘88 and released on vinyl by Malora in ‘90 it was as mind blowing as it was influential. A CD was ...view item »

William Basinski
The Deluge

More glorious tape-loop-based minimal composition from William Basinski. The Deluge presents an alternative approach to the source material used on recent companion piece Cascade: a piano loop is processed via various subtle feedback systems, until the whole thing washes away in a haze. White LP on Temporary Re...view item »

The Residents
I Am A Resident!

Still mysterious 30+ years later, big-eyed weirdos the Residents are still ahead of the curve in doing unusual things. Here, they have asked fans to re-work, re-mash, re-mix tracks and then the Residents re-interpret these new versions creating a great big onion with loads of layers of new sound. ...view item »

Ulver
Messe I.X – VI.X

Ulver has returned with a grandiose dose of dark orchestral bliss. I like this album much better than Wars of the Roses. It seems much more mature and thought out. It sounds more like Ulver. It's interesting because both albums are very sparse and ambient, but somehow this one is so much better. This album is very fluid; it sounds like one giant...view item »

Barry Adamson + Pan Sonic + The Hafler Trio
The Hymn Of The 7th Illusion

This was originally released on CD way back in 2001 on Kitchen Motors / ÓMI as ‘Motorlab #3’ and has now been re-titled ‘The Hymn Of The 7th Illusion’ (i.e the title of the main track) for the new vinyl edition on Cold Spring. It’s also now credited to include The Hafler Trio...view item »

Delphine Dora & Sophie Cooper
Divine Ekstasys

Sophie Cooper continues her high-busyness, high-quality streak with a further collaboration with improvising French singer and pianist Delphine Dora, developed in 2016. Divine Ekstasys...view item »

Mohammad Reza Mortazavi
Focus

Fascinating rhythmic explorations by Mohammad Reza Mortazavi on Padre Himalaya. The way he renders the timbres and textures of two traditional Persian instruments, the tonbak and the daf, make for captivating and intimate listening. Most interesting is the seeming relationship between this style and European mi...view item »

Raul Lovisoni / Francesco Messina
Prati Bagnati Del Monte Analogo

Serial reissuephiles Superior Viaduct (Spacemen 3, The Mekons) get hold of the rights to this rare slice of Italian avant-gardism. Francesco Messina’s title composition for Prati Bagnati Del Monte Analogo is a woozy stroll through various New Age and post-min...view item »

Francis Plagne & crys cole
Two Words

Here’s something thats nice to see: two artists from really rather distinctly different areas finding common ground on which to collaborate. crys cole is a subtle sound artist working with some fairly abstract material, whereas Francis Plagne is a songwriter and player of keyboards and organs. Two Word...view item »

Siavash Amini
Foras

Siavash Amini's rain-textured drone has wowed us ever since What the Wind Whispered to the Trees, where neutral environmental grounds found vulnerable, almost songwritten ambience. Foras is his sixth solo record in as many years and sees him continue to traverse these liminal spaces, considering the very way our ...view item »

Arve Henriksen
Composograph

Earlier this year a mere digital download courtesy of Henriksen himself, the tireless Norwegian’s Composograph finds itself bumped into the Rune Grammofon roster proper alongside new album The Height of the Reeds. Comprising material from the same string quartet sessions that yielded The Nature of Con...view item »

Arve Henriksen
The Height Of The Reeds

In a work specially commissioned for Hull City of Culture 2017, Arve Henriksen relates to the love-affair-on-the-waves between Scandinavia and the hitherto unheralded Yorkshire port-town on The Height Of The Reeds. Composed alongside Elvind Aarset and Jan Bang, the music accompanied a sound walk last ye...view item »

Alvin Lucier
Illuminated By The Moon

Beloved experimentalist and drone pioneer Alvin Lucifer certainly deserves to have a birthday as much as any of us. This Black Truffle reissue captures the joyful happenings of his 85th birthday, which was celebrated in Zurich back in 2013. This massive boxset collects four live LPs alongside a booklet of info and frie...view item »

Lightning Glove
Irrelevant Dreams

Czech group Lightning Glove come through with an EP of grizzled club fare for NONA. Irrelevant Dreams draws from a few styles - juke, industrial techno, power electronics, witch house - and binds them all in a horrid mess of sound. ‘City In The Daylight’ is Salem a...view item »

De Fabriek
Schafttijdsamba

B. F. E. Records (Minimal Man, Glorious Din) reissue this 1982 LP from Dutch experimentalists De Fabriek. Schafttijdsamba is a varied listen. On tracks like ‘Future Discoverer’ the group fit relatively easily into the minimal synth boom of the time, tho...view item »

Stilluppsteypa
Beach Jolanda

Belgian imprint Ultra Eczema release this weird-ass record by Icelandic group Stilluppsteypa. Beach Jolanda is more like a late-night radio mix than a regular LP. Divided into sides of largely wordless fare, the music is constantly shifting and mutating. One minute we’re in church listening to org...view item »

Jim O'Rourke
Sleep Like It's Winter

Startling long-form ambient work from Jim O'Rourke that seems to dissolve time as it elegantly unravels across forty-four minutes which feel like hibernating through the cold season. An air of melancholy is slowly revealed through rich layers of tender drones, delicate keys, electronics etc. The overall effect like dwelling inside some...view item »

Zu93
Mirror Emperor

Hell of a prospect here: Italian noise-metal-jazz monolith band Zu and mystik English Current 93 troubadour David Tibet in collaboration. Surprisingly enough, what comes out is in many places soft, sensitive and melancholy, marshalling strings and acoustic guitars alongside Tibet...view item »

Jean Cohen-Solal
Captain Tarthopom

On the cover of his first album Flutes Libres, Jean Cohen-Solal boldly declared that ‘nothing can stop a flautist’. While that statement may be up for debate, Cohen-Solal’s 1973 sophomore LP Captain Tarthopom goes about making a compelling case for the humble flute. He coaxes a great range of ...view item »

The Sly and Unseen
All Similarities and Technical Difficulties End Here

A wonderfully evocative album from Pennine duo Katie English and Jonathan Lees. You'll perhaps know Katie from Isnaj Dui and you'll know Jonathan if you've bought records on the Hibernate label which he has run for many years. The album is based around meditative drones using harmonium and squeeze boxes topped off with a myriad of twinkles and p...view item »

Yoko Ono
Warzone

Warzone by 85 year-old Yoko Ono sees the avant-garde artist stripping back thirteen songs from her career between 1970-2009. The songs carried messages in their lyrics that seem all too relevant now. By stripping the instrumentation back, the lyrics come to the fore and her messages, sometime encouraging, sometimes cautious, are...view item »

Coil presents Black Light District
A Thousand Lights In A Darkened Room

More Coil re-issues and this is from 1996 when  Peter “Sleazy” Christopherson and John Balance were joined by Drew McDowall but rather than being the 'poochie' of the show, the new name helped the group take a left turn back to the more avant garde pursuits and experimental electronics. ...view item »

Caterina Barbieri / Eleh
Untitled

Important Records (Coil, Xiu Xiu) are dropping two Caterina Barbieri records on the same day. Concurrently with her new LP Born Again In The Voltage we also get this split album alongside Important mainstay Eleh. Both of them contribute a side to ...view item »

Caterina Barbieri
Born Again In The Voltage

When Caterina Barbieri says that she was Born Again In The Voltage, she really means it. Barbieri claims that, back in 2013, her first encounter with a Buchla 200 synthesiser completely changed how she thought about music. A year later and the classically-trained Barbieri was cutting spacious electro-acoustic workouts o...view item »

LWW
3PE

LWW is none other than Portland, Oregon's Luke Wyland with a three-lettered moniker describing his explorations in joyous repetition and softly-stated minimalism. Harsh vowels need not apply, but some rounded ones may accidentally appear. The project has already acquired the Nils Frahm / ...view item »

Russell Haswell
Factual

When listening to Russell Haswell’s output I’m often given the impression that he primarily creates to fulfill his own personal sonic cravings. I can somehow just detect the passion he has for sound and whether he was making records or not I’m fairly sure he’d still be tinkering and twiddling away, searching fo...view item »

Jarboe / Father Murphy
Split

Jarboe, the dark queen, is working alongside Father Murphy, the Italian art-rock catholic-guilt experimentalists. As you can imagine, this pair-up guarantees some seriously intense and darkly erotic vibes, and the two tracks of this 10”...view item »

Blurt
Poppycock

At the time of writing (5th April 2018), Poppycock - the third studio LP from 80s art-punks Blurt - is ranked as the 831st-best album for 1986 by ...view item »

Colman
Daedalus

Following on from releases of music by Visible Cloaks and Pedro, Portland’s record shop-turned-label Musique Plastique have decided to give reissues a go. John Gilbert Colman composed Daedalus in the mid-80s to accompany an avant-theatrical piece. It is, of course...view item »

Peter Brötzmann Octet
Machine Gun

Machine Gun is pretty much ground zero for a certain strain of European free improvisation: the explosion that sparked a thousand future fires. Peter Brötzmann is of course the headline figure here, but his Octet also contains such fantastic players as Han Bennink, Fred Van...view item »

Merzbow + HEXA
Achromatic

It’s ya boy Masami baby! Here he is working with HEXA, who are an interesting pairing in themselves: Xiu Xiu man Jamie Stewart and Room40 boss Lawrence English. The structure is one side of Merzbow produced and mixed by HEXA...view item »

:zoviet*france: and Fossil Aerosol Mining Project
Flexible Pooling

:zoviet*france: and Fossil Aerosol Mining Project continue exploring their fruitful collaboration following last years Patina Pooling album. This flexidisc (yes, you read that correctly) consists of two new tracks in scuzzy lo-fi. Released in conjunction with the Baltic 39 exhibition. Out on limited 33rpm white ...view item »

Lonnie Holley
MITH

The legendary Lonnie Holley returns with Mith. It's an album filled with righteous fire aimed at the chaos and injustice of American life. His impassioned spoken word delivery gives topics like Standing Rock and Black Lives Matter the weight they deserve. As does the beefy instrumentation: wild dr...view item »

Pan Daijing
A Satin Sight

After leaving China, getting work as a sound designer in an art gallery in Berlin, Pan Daijing only continued to hone her skills with studying further in america, releasing a debut cassette on Noisekölln Tapes and now finding a home on Bedouin. Caustic techno down in the finest details, unsettling and disjointed elements th...view item »

Derek Bailey
Lot 74

Honest Jons' Derek Bailey reissue programme continues with the welcome addition of one of the guitarist’s earliest solo LPs, recorded way back in 1974. The side-long title track is a particular tour de force, a rapid-fire onslaught of Bailey’s trademark harmonics, dissonant clusters and stereo panning that is as defi...view item »

Derek Bailey
Aida

Derek Bailey’s Aida hasn’t had a vinyl reissue for nearly forty years at this point. High time Honest Jon’s did something about that. Thi...view item »

Peter Brötzmann Octet
Machine Gun Alternate Takes

Accompanying their new reissue of Peter Brötzmann’s legendary Machine Gun album, Cien Fuegos also provide some fascinating outtakes from those fiery 1968 sessions, never before pressed to vinyl. We get an alternate spin on Machine Gun itself, plus the first take of a composition that never made it to...view item »

Michael Beharie & Teddy Rankin-Parker
A Heart From Your Shadow

Michael Beharie of Zs and Teddy Rankin-Parker (a cellist who has worked with Steve Reich, Pauline Oliveros and the like) have known each other for years, but this is their first collaboration, and what a well-considered treat it is. Energetic and intricate music...view item »

P J Philipson
Linotopia

Jane Weaver’s current guitarist-of-choice P J Philipson follows up 2014’s Peaks with a new LP on Little Crackd Rabbit. Linotopia is built around Philipson’s spacious guitar-scapes, rendered on both acoustic and electric instruments. These are then augmented by...view item »

LCC
d/evolution

In the office the lads are pumping out Wu Tang. I'm in the naughty corner trying to make sense of a series of drones. This lot are from Spain, there are two of them and the opener is a shifting patterns of overlapping grainy drones. My ears have pricked up by track two which presents some fluttering beats and an insidious drift. The music i...view item »

Moondog
Moondog

Reissue of avant-garde pioneer Moondog’s self-titled album from 1969, It hasn’t been available on vinyl since 2003. Moondog’s unique approach to composition was revered by Phillip Glass and Steve Reich and is heavily sampled across multiple genres Including ...view item »

Accelera Deck
Instrumentals

Accelera Deck- Instrumentals CD. Ltd to 100 copies! Lordy this is noisy. Massive walls of feedback and sound… some glitchyness but underneath it all is a bunch of warped melodies…. I can see this appealing to folks who liked that last Tim Hecker CD on Kranky or perhaps the Belong CD on Car Park. A very full busy sound which someh...view item »

Siavash Amini & Matt Finney
Gospel

Siavash Amini and Matt Finney follow last years ‘Familial Rot’ tape for Umor Rex with the immense ‘Gospel’ CD on Opal Tapes offshoot imprint V A N I L L A. The emotional impact of this remarkably complex and incredibly brave work has floored me, to say the least. It has shaken me to my absolute core and then some....view item »

Grouper
Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill

Liz Harris’ 2008 album proved irresistible to many and is generally considered her defining release. A woozy fog of guitar and vocal, it’s simultaneously intoxicatingly beautiful, yet dark and unsettling. It’s been in and out of print over the years and often frustratingly unavailable, so here it is aga...view item »

Grimm Grimm
Cliffhanger

The new record from Japanese expat Grimm Grimm is a fine piece of contemporary psychedelia. Cliffhanger has its roots in the psychedelic folk of Syd Barrett, but also takes in psych-rock, freak-folk ala mid-period Animal Collective and even a little of the Ghost Box ilk...view item »

Cruel Diagonals
Disambiguation

Drawing Room Records present the debut LP from Bay Area vocalist/field recordist Megan Mitchell’s Cruel Diagonals project. Disambiguation...view item »

Eiko Ishibashi and Darin Gray
Ichida

Eiko Ishibashi and Darin Gray are two perhaps slightly under-the-radar artists, though they move in the orbits of the likes of Jim O’Rourke, Chris Corsano and Loren Connors. Their collaboration here is a live flute, electronics, piano, and double bass impr...view item »

Hanno Leichtmann & Valerio Tricoli
La Casa delle Chimere

Second collaborative album from creepy electronic experimentalists Valerio Tricoli and Hanno Leichtmann. On La Casa delle Chimere they manage to make music out of sounds you'd most likely hear on the folly track of a horror film. It's power is in how unsettling it is, and the...view item »

LAFMS (Los Angeles Free Music Society)
35 S. Raymond Street

Italian label Alga Marghen (Walter Marchetti, Charlemagne Palestine) release a retrospective that focuses on the Los Angeles Free Music Society art space/music studio/commune. Though the LAFMS was a relatively short fling in the mid-70’s, the spot at 35 S. Raymond Stre...view item »

Tigue
Strange Paradise

On Strange Paradise, Tigue, who are loosely described as a percussion trio, utilise drums, vibraphones, gongs, synths and other found items that make interesting sounds to create a soundscape that changes subtly in tone and rhythm as each musician reacts to one another’s actions. LP on NNA T...view item »

Jon Collin
Water and Rock Music Volume 1

Feeding Tube Records (Blue Sabbath Black Fiji, Thurston Moore) front the fifth LP from slide guitarist Jon Collin. Water And Rock Music, Volume 1 is a more literal title than it may at first appear given that the record actually was recorded on the shores of a Swedish l...view item »

Laura Cannell & André Bosman
Reckonings

On Reckonings, we get two experimental violinists for the price of one -- this is the debut album from Laura Cannell & André Bosman as a duo. The pair set about channeling medieval cultures and strange alien worlds; herein, ancient melodies co-mingle with the drone of re-imagined, long-asleep Saxons. The...view item »

Andrew Liles
Cover Girls

Cover Girls is a cunningly diverse collection of women-only covers curated by Nurse With Wound’s Andrew Liles. Featuring the likes of Elisabeth Oswell, Gena Netherwood and Alex Jako covering everything from The Buggles to Einstürzende Neubauten to David Essex. Out on CD digipack from Dirter....view item »

Ursula K. Le Guin & Todd Barton
Music and Poetry of The Kesh

Pete Swanson and pals at Freedom to Spend reissue on vinyl a 1985 cassette release of poetry and music by the late author Ursula le Guin and Todd Barton. For her wonderful novel Always Coming Home, Le Guin envisaged a distant post-technological community called the Kesh, living in what is now Northern C...view item »

Lau Nau
Valohiukkanen

This record is easily one of the most sublime releases I've had the pleasure of meeting through the long-running Finnish psych folk stable Fonal. What used to be a safe haven for experimental oddballs and kitchen sink-hurling hermits has unleashed something beautiful and extraordinary here. ...view item »

Miki Yui
Mills

Warm field recording clutter for broken droners. Miki Yui's newest record for Cusp Editions sounds beautiful through and through, recalling the shuttering architecture of records by Danny Clay. Using clanging, metallic sound sources and odd strands of half-baked rhythm, Yui creates an inviting, Sunday ...view item »

​Object Collection
Prisons For Profit

Object Collection are a Brooklyn-based ensemble who bring experimental operatic approaches to the live archives of Fugazi, creating intense and beguiling pieces out of incidental recorded words and sounds (but not any of the songs). Prisons For Profit is a handsome 7” single containing a track fro...view item »

Bernard Parmegiani
Les Soleils de L’île de Pâques / La Brûlure de Mille Soleils (Original Soundtracks)

Apparently this record is for fans of 'explorations of the galaxy and of unexplored territories of the human mind' . . . how grand.  La Brûlure de Mille Soleils (1965) and Les Soleils de l’Île de Pâques (1972) are two previously unheard soundtracks from the acclaimed French composer Bernard Parmegiani. F...view item »

Coil
Astral Disaster Sessions Un/finished Musics

Coil's 1999 opus Astral Disaster is an often-overlooked highlight of their extensive discography, centring on sonically vast, emotionally deep Kosmische epics and punctuated with pithier statements. This release presents a brace of unheard tracks and mixes from the album sessions, including the lengthy Cosmic Disaster and a prom...view item »

Coil / The New Blockaders / Vortex Campaign
The Melancholy Mad Tenant

Back in on Important is the reissue of a 1984 session in which the then-infants known as Coil and The New Blockaders collaborated, along with Vortex Campaign who apparently initiated the whole project. Originally issued on cassette then reissued on CD twenty years later, The Melancholy Mad Tenant then got a vinyl press last year only to sell ou...view item »


PRINT/TRACK 01 // PRINT/TRACK 02

Thesis Project’s PRINT/TRACK series is an interesting endeavour. It works one of two ways - either musicians create two pieces to which visual artists respond with a 10” work, or vice versa. The end result is a luxury vinyl. The first (Ed Carlsen, Heather Woods Broderick...view item »

De Leon
De Leon

Mana Records are an intriguing new label. Andrea Zarza - one half of Mana - is curator at the British Sound Library Archive, while Matthew Kent founded the excellent online mixtape series Blowing Up The Workshop. The imprint’s latest release comes courtesy of De Leon, who have previously r...view item »

Derek Bailey & Jamie Muir
Dart Drug

The late Derek Bailey and ex-King Crimson percussionist Jamie Muir get their 1981 collaborative reissued by Honest Jon’s. Dart Drug is a strange record even by the standards of this pair. It’s difficult to identify what kind of … things Muir ...view item »

Steve Reich
Drumming

What collection of the great works of Steve Reich would be complete without the mighty Drumming? The piece, scored for a percussion ensemble of marimbas, glockenspiels, tuned bongos etc., moves beautifully through an array of rhythms and counter-rhythms, following Reich’s simple-but-complex patter...view item »

ElpH vs Coil
Worship The Glitch

More Coil!!! If you like the stuff they do on purpose but feel like you're missing out on their accidents, then this is the release for you. ElpH as it turns out is not another artist, but the name they gave to the spirit causing their equipment to glitch. And on Worship the Glitch, they do just that. ...view item »

Anne-James Chaton & Andy Moor
Tout Ce Que Je Sais

Tout Ce Que Je Sais captures a live recording by experimental poet Anne-James Chaton and improvising guitarist Andy Moor (primarily of The Ex), further exploring their long-running duo collaboration in the Carreau du Temple in Paris. The pieces here engage with controversial litera...view item »

Maria Monti
Il Bestario

A true cult classic if ever there was one, Maria Monti is an actress who also made super intense, wildly avant-garde music spanning folk, pop, cabaret and more. Il Bestario is a twist and a turn at every corner, both beautifully pastoral and abrasively clashing. Its reissue via Unseen Worlds has ambient lord ...view item »

Jackie-O Motherfucker
Bloom

Tom Greenwood and Michael Whitaker, the constant that Jackie-O Mothetfucker revolves around take their time over things these days. Both living in rural corners of California, the pair made their first album in seven years, Bloom slowly. It took three years to record, with Greenwood and Whitaker assembling a cast of new musician...view item »

Bark Psychosis
Hex

'Hex' formed part of the first wave of post-rock made whilst the likes of Mogwai were in short trousers but it has more in common with the splintered atmospheres of late period Talk Talk, a meticulously conceived masterpiece of mood and emotion. Now expertly re-mastered and re-pressed, this is an essential purch...view item »

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