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***Sweet and joyful sounds from the first half of 1960’s Tanzania. SALUM ABDALLAH AND CUBAN MARIMBA BAND were at the forefront of “muziki wa dansi”, the emerging dance music scene influenced by Cuban 78s, dance music crazes like the twist and cha cha cha, and the local sounds of their home country. Hailing from the smaller town of Morogoro, they rose to be stars across the country. Out of over 100 sides recorded for local labels, mostly Mzuri Records of Kenya, these twelve songs are the cream of the crop. Only a few of these have ever been re-released in any form, and that hasn’t happened for several years. Lots of toe tappers, smile enhancers, and downright dancers, with a few slower and simpler songs to round it out. Taken from 1961-65, these twelve songs shine a brighter light on an already bright light that was Salum Abdallah, taken away from this earth all too early at the age of 37. The 12 song LP comes in an old style tip-on sleeve with lyrics in Swahili with English translations on the inner sleeve.

LP $17.00

05/10/2019  

042 


MC $8.50

10/21/2022  

042 MC 


***Originally released on Philips Ethiopia in 1973, this seemingly impossible to find LP is available once again to the lucky humans of the world. With a mix of modern and traditional instruments these fourteen songs go through the progression of an Ethiopian Amhara wedding sung in Amharic. With the trio of singers, LEMMA G. HIWOT, ZENEBECH TESFAYE, and SELAMAWIT G. SELASSIE, alternating turns at the microphone, and sharing call and response duties, a relentless frenzy of hand clapping incites dancing and smiles. The consumption of tedj (honeywine) and the swirling love of a wedding was captured in the studio with euphoric energy to take away to play over and over again when the festivities are over. With hand screened covers and an insert of wedding photos accompanying the liner notes, this is the next best thing to an invitation to the real thing. A co-release with Mitmitta Musika of Addis Abeba, Ethiopia.

LP $17.00

05/15/2012  

DS 037 


MC $8.50

10/21/2022  

DS 037 MC 


Eritrea's Guitar Pioneer, 1970-73 by Redda, Tewolde

Redda, Tewolde

Eritrea's Guitar Pioneer, 1970-73
Domino Sound

***BACK IN STOCK!!! Note new price.  From Asmara, Eritrea (formerly Ethiopia) TEWOLDE REDDA revolutionized the sounds of traditional Eritrean music by amplifying his kirar, playing his Eko electric guitar, and recording six singles in the first part of the 1970s. Including the first Eritrean songs to use a horn section, traditional songs reworked into his new sound, and originals influenced by radio broadcasts from the United States military base in Asmara, Kagnew Station, these ten songs originally released on the Philips, Amha, and Yared labels show off his talents with stringed instruments, a talented back up band, and often the hand clapped beat shifting into double time near the song’s end. Tewolde’s thick, deep voice sings songs of love over somber and joyous tunes. Comes in a tip-on sleeve with extensive liner notes, lyrical translations, and unpublished photos. A co-release with Mitmitta Musika of Addis Abeba, Ethiopia.

LP $20.25

04/14/2017  

041 


MC $8.50

10/21/2022  

041 MC 


Realms Of Exquisite Morbidity by Malignant Altar

Malignant Altar

Realms Of Exquisite Morbidity
Dark Descent

***BACK IN STOCK!!! Note price increase. With only two demos under their belt since inception in 2018, it may seem Malignant Altar have been somewhat quiet by modern standards. This entity has not been slumbering or resting on their laurels, rather crafting the most fetidly obscene album imaginable. With ’80s horror influences, the band introduces a barrage of offal that festers in the phantasmal form of rotten riffing and drudging drums, layering themselves a thick and tarry swamp of instrumental decay. Vocally, the snarly puke that fits the malignantly mesmerizing riff-scape gloriously ensures only the most befitting disgust emanates into one’s speakers from the altar of putridity. Now, some of these metaphors might lead one to think Dark Descent is referring to a regressive band of simple playing ability and limited talent. This would be unforgivably far from the truth, as the restless drumming and technically-edged riffs invoke the likes of Demilich amongst the flow of revolting hooks. Thundering along, through five more typical tracks and a suitably spectral interluding instrumental, the momentum of this record is unforgiving and yet they do not forgo dynamics either. Two years incubation in the crypts of sentient slime and what lurches forth from the slumbering spew is nothing short of magnificent. These Texans have flavor in their death, and know when to add flare or just ride out some obliterating groove ’til the neck is granulated from headbanging.

LP $22.00

02/18/2022 733102721091 

DDR 268 LP 


CD $12.00

01/28/2022 733102721107 

DDR 268 CD 


MC $9.75

08/12/2022  

DDR 268 MC 


MP3 $5.94

12/17/2021 733102721107 

DDR 268 


FLAC $6.99

12/17/2021 733102721107 

DDR 268 


There’s a real sense of loss on Brooklyn experimental black metalists Scarcity’s debut album Aveilut, an inescapable presence of the realities of death. Multi-instrumentalist Brendon Randall-Myers (conductor of the Glenn Branca Ensemble since Branca’s passing) wrote Aveilut while processing the sudden deaths of two people close to him, tracked it while caught in Beijing’s first lockdown of 2020, and finished it while surrounded by the overwhelming plague visuals of New York’s early COVID peak. Back in Brooklyn, vocalist Doug Moore (of Pyrrhon, Weeping Sores, Glorious Depravity, and Seputus) soon found himself in the midst of an equally bleak lockdown experience—living next to a funeral home when New York City was America’s COVID epicenter. From conception through development, tangible death surrounded Aveilut. The result of such a profound closeness with death is this grief-stricken release, which takes its name from the Hebrew word for mourning. 72-note octaves, alternate tunings, psychoacoustic phenomena and macro-phrases embody the hugeness of loss, the inexplicable space of death’s void that Randall-Myers faced both on a personal and existential scale. Together with Moore’s gripping vocal delivery and stark lyrics, the album takes the form of a hyperobject, an entity with such vastness and reach that it’s difficult for the human mind to comprehend. Consisting of one 45-minute composition, the music is black metal roughly in the vein of Jute Gyte, Krallice, Mare Cognitum, and Enhare—with hefty doses of post-Branca microtonal guitar abuse, and a cinematic scope that draws on Randall-Myers’ work with orchestras. Aveilut’s mathematical abstraction and...

LP $19.00

10/28/2022 733102721794 

FR 127 


MC $12.00

07/15/2022 733102727260 

FR 127 MC 


MP3 $7.99

07/15/2022 733102721787 

FR 127 


FLAC $8.99

07/15/2022 733102721787 

FR 127 


***Hello, Hi: welcome in to a new room to play the styles and feels that lie under Ty Segall’s fingers, easing fresh air into acoustic space with an assortment of love songs flowering in righteous unconsciousness. Plaintive and wistful, but unafraid. Like rain washing away yesterday, Hello, Hi pushes open the door, inviting the new to pass through all the old shades and degrees of hot and cold. Dark paths turn off abruptly into absurd darkness, then wind back through the broken rocks, ecstatic again. Absurdity again. It happens everyday. Hello, Hi is expansively rendered by Ty, mostly by himself, at home. The isolation suits the songs: you’re only ever as “at home” as you are with yourself in the mirror. Ty’s acoustic and electric guitars and vocal harmonies layer self upon self, forming a spiny backbone for the album. Textures at once gentle and dissonant root the songs as they make their move: melodic arcs convulsing in doubt and bliss and rage. Busting out of the endless gridlock into open space, these spirits pass on through. Radiating from the same mind fields as Goodbye Bread and Sleeper, mixed with shard edges of contrast and contradiction from things like Freedom’s Goblin, Manipulator, and First Taste, Hello, Hi is Ty’s most relaxed and complete production to date, an ebb-and flow fusion of words and music offering abstraction and acceptance as it wrestles itself through a fucked-up time. Your life and what you make of it—throughout Hello, Hi, Ty Segall charts a passage through...

LP $22.95

07/22/2022 781484083016 

DC 830 


CD $14.25

07/08/2022 781484083023 

DC 830 CD 


MC $12.00

07/08/2022 781484083047 

DC 830 MC 


Wild Tigers I Have Known: Original Soundtrack Recording by Archer, Nate

Archer, Nate

Wild Tigers I Have Known: Original Soundtrack Recording
100% Silk

Nate Archer’s new score to his brother Cam’s celebrated 2006 feature film Wild Tigers I Have Known was conceived as radio transmissions coloring the emotional landscape of the confused adolescent protagonist, Logan. A mix of glittering synths, sampled voice, stark rhythm, and surreal moods, the tracks conjure a sense of “slight menace, or a slowly lifting veil,” as Logan wanders Santa Cruz suburbia, at the threshold of the wilderness of adulthood.Archer’s background in basement psychedelia (Rahdunes) and leftfield tribal electronics (Leisure Connection) bleed through in the soundtrack’s disorienting diversity, alternately ominous and innocent, hedonistic and hallucinatory. These are less songs than wavelengths, as much internal as external, pulsing with the promise and pain of desires still unnamed, futures yet unknown.

MC $9.75

06/03/2022  

SILK 136 


MP3 $7.99

06/03/2022 733102726812 

SILK 136 


FLAC $8.99

06/03/2022 733102726812 

SILK 136 


D.C.’s sleeper cell groove sensation Kenny Torrella aka Torrello debuts on 100% Silk’s revived mirrorball subdivision House of Silk with a starry 11-song suite of daydream disco and vacation mode motion: Out Of Office. These are classic off the clock anthems, for cutting out and cutting loose, island hopping through shades of vapor funk, leftfield luxury, and uptown filter house, sensual and interdimensional. Torrella’s eclectic palette of passions – smooth jazz, animals, Moodymann – feed into his joyous, jazzy sound, between memory and fantasy, escape and epiphany. A low altitude cruise over private marinas and white sands, where life’s white noise fades to pink, and inner rhythm takes hold.

MC $9.75

06/03/2022  

HOS005 


MP3 $7.99

06/03/2022 733102726768 

HOS005 


FLAC $8.99

06/03/2022 733102726768 

HOS005 


Buenos Aires slow burner Acid Twilight’s second collection of modal voyaging spans 52 minutes of “curves and cliffs, immense dunes and quiet lagoons, nights through the desert in the light of the full moon,” attuned to a muse both contemplative and kaleidoscopic. Mustang Zodiac took shape quickly, sourced from sprawling sessions on organ, synth, guitar, and miscellaneous percussion, then focused into their ritual essence. Mantric ceremonies of keys and shakers, insects and wind, played outdoors under cryptic constellations. Music of flickering starlight and ancient ways, coaxing hidden embers while flames lick the dark.

MC $9.75

06/03/2022  

NNF 387 


MP3 $7.99

06/03/2022 733102726799 

NNF 387 


FLAC $8.99

06/03/2022 733102726799 

NNF 387 


Laurentian Voyage by Scout Island

Scout Island

Laurentian Voyage
Not Not Fun

Named for a familial forested retreat on Wisconsin’s Shell Lake, Scout Island is the vessel for Jungle Gym audio boss Jared Carrigan’s compact and compelling instrumental guitar vignettes. His latest, Laurentian Voyage, charts a rich trip down river through the North Woods of Minnesota and beyond, a formative landscape of his youth and recent Covidian isolation. The collection’s 19 tracks flow through twilight psych, sunset jangle, dockside devotionals, and whispering pines soft rock, a gallery of glimpses into scenes and seasons come and gone.  Lean guitar figures ripple, riff, refract, and reverberate, framed by filtered drum loops, organ, synth, or bass. The mood softly sways between reverie and reflection but skews more autumnal as it unfolds, a sense of waning warmer days, a paler shade of light, campfires long since lit. Even so, the embers of memory cast their own warmth: faces, cabins, summers, music drifting out across the water. The clarity of fleeting moments, captured in snippets of strings and melody, slicing through choppy waves like the nose of a boat towards distant lightning.

MC $9.75

06/03/2022  

NNF 386 


MP3 $7.99

06/03/2022 733102726782 

NNF 386 


FLAC $8.99

06/03/2022 733102726782 

NNF 386 


Pillars Of Creation by Thick Air

Thick Air

Pillars Of Creation
Not Not Fun

Maine’s psychedelic fountainhead Matt LaJoie traffics in a multitude of mind-expanding entities (ML Wah, Herbcraft, Cursillistas, Endless Caverns, etc) but even by his standards Thick Air is a heady sphere. Longform improvisations on a Yamaha PSS-270 and loop units born of deep listening and higher consciousness, channeling notions of French mystics and astral planes. Pillars Of Creation takes its title from the iconic 1995 Hubble Space Telescope photo, and radiates a similarly interstellar mood. Bass tones wobble in spiral patterns beneath slow blooming arcs of celestial keys, like dawn breaking on some nameless gaseous moon. Gradually a gravity takes hold, drawing its disparate harmonic cosmos into a unified field, bound by some vast astral unknown.  LaJoie cites intuition and accident as foundational to the Thick Air genesis, trusting the freefall process of creation and decay, motion and miasma. Tweaking presets through banks of FX in pursuit of a levitational singularity, soaring and swimming through solar winds, forever unfolding and unfound.

MC $9.75

06/03/2022  

NNF 389 


MP3 $7.99

06/03/2022 733102726805 

NNF 389 


FLAC $8.99

06/03/2022 733102726805 

NNF 389 


Aquarealm: Sub-Aquatic Compilation by X.Y.R.

X.Y.R.

Aquarealm: Sub-Aquatic Compilation
Not Not Fun

Companion offering to the recent LP, Aquarealm Mixtape interweaves an array of choice album tracks with a selection of discography deep cuts for a one-hour saga of shape-shifting aquatic bliss. Drawing on the classic X.Y.R. palette of Formanta Mini, Korg M1, FX, a loop station, and field recordings, the mix’s 16 songs slipstream seamlessly, despite being sourced from across a decade of work – testament to the constancy of its creator’s vision and the renewable vastness of his muse.

MC $9.75

06/03/2022  

NNF 381 


MP3 $7.99

07/01/2022 733102725761 

NNF 381 


FLAC $8.99

07/01/2022 733102725761 

NNF 381 


Imaginational Anthem XI - Luke Schneider Presents Chrome Universal - A Survey of Modern Pedal Steel by V/a

V/a

Imaginational Anthem XI - Luke Schneider Presents Chrome Universal - A Survey of Modern Pedal Steel
Tompkins Square

***Curated by in-demand Nashville pedal steel maverick and Third Man recording artist Luke Schneider, the eleventh volume of Tompkins Square’s venerable acoustic guitar series Imaginational Anthem features exclusive tracks by legend BJ Cole, as well as leading exponents on the instrument including Susan Alcorn, Luke himself, and British expat / Nashville hotshot Spencer Cullum among others. Nashville native and Merge recording artist William Tyler has written a beautiful detailed history of the pedal steel for the package.

MC $10.25

06/03/2022  

TSQ 5883 MC 


CD $15.50

08/12/2022 856225005883 

TSQ 5883 CD 


Polish Sausage Sauerkraut! - A Collection Of Gizmos Covers by V/a

V/a

Polish Sausage Sauerkraut! - A Collection Of Gizmos Covers
Gulcher

***A collection of Gizmos covers (from the ’79-to-’81 era), sent in to the Gulcher braintrust by True Believers from around the world. About half the bands herein are fellow Hoosiers (Cowboys, Gentleman Caller, Last Four Digits, Mysteries Of Life, Phil & Michael Combo, Aaron Poehler, Vess Ruhtenberg, Walking Ruins), two hailed from Boston via Bloomington (Unattached, Boll Weevils), while eight are of the more far-flung variety, representing Brooklyn (Lame Drivers), Los Angeles (Lucas Aaron), Washington DC (BBQT), Canada (Band From Planet X, Phone Jerks), Sweden (Makeouts), Argentina (Victima Del Vaciamiento), and Peoria, Illinois (Brody Maag Hits). A huge Thank You! to everyone who contributed, as well as to everyone who continues to carry the torch for real rock‘n’roll.

MC $11.00

05/27/2022 733102727536 

GULCHER 907 


MP3 $8.99

06/10/2022 733102727536 

GULCHER 907 


FLAC $9.90

05/27/2022 733102727536 

GULCHER 907 


In the Crypt of Gore by Abortofacient

Abortofacient

In the Crypt of Gore
Nuclear War Now

***Abortofacient plays disgusting underground death metal in the style of early Cenotaph, Rippikoulu and Lord of Putrefaction. 20 minutes of decrepit filth.

MC $12.00

05/20/2022  

ANTI-GOTH 579 MC 


CD $11.00

06/24/2022  

ANTI-GOTH 579 CD 


LP $23.50

07/22/2022  

ANTI-GOTH 579 


Ritual, Blood And Mysterious Dawn by Heinous

Heinous

Ritual, Blood And Mysterious Dawn
Nuclear War Now

***Anticipated debut album of Belgium’s maniacal entity Heinous. All new tracks of hammering Black Metal with possessed vocals (recorded at night in an abandoned fortress), grandiose keyboards and a massive production.

CD $11.00

05/13/2022  

ANTI-GOTH 621 CD 


MC $11.00

05/13/2022  

ANTI-GOTH 621 MC 


Sounds Of Delivery 2021-2021 by Delivery

Delivery

Sounds Of Delivery 2021-2021
Feel It

***Pro-duplicated cassette release compiling the "Yes We Do" and "Personal Effects" 7-inch releases. 6 tracks as a repeat program on yellow shell cassettes w/ white imprint.

MC $9.75

05/13/2022  

FEEL IT 73 CS 


An elegant decay amassed from the sounds of detritus. That may be an apt introduction to the work of Jo Montgomerie. Of course, The Helen Scarsdale Agency has a long standing infatuation with disintegrated sound in various forms. So, it makes perfect sense we should publish her work! That said, Montgomerie has a fascinating strategy to her long- form smears of blackened mascara ambient and smoldered noise. As a teenager she was a classically trained musician with an eye towards a career as a concert pianist; but a bad audition may have closed that door yet it opened another in her career in sound design, foley work, and post-production. It may be of note to some, that she was an uncredited soul responsible for thousands upon thousands of audio clips rendered for Boomkat during a lengthy tenure at that institution. These forms of production and editing necessitate a flawlessness which also hides the process entirely; and Montgomerie began to ruminate on that which was left on the cutting room floor (or the digital version of such a space). And thus, she took these unwanted sounds, telescoped them into sinewy drones, forced them to collapse in a crucible of noise, and even rarified their essence into fluid harmonic tones. The source material to much of her work is the urban landscape of her Manchester home, but she also will recontextualize traditional instruments and even the creaks, groans, and snaps of her own body. Amidst the thickets of details, obfuscating noise, and...

MC $9.25

05/06/2022  

HMS 066 MC 


MP3 $7.99

05/06/2022 733102726980 

HMS 066 


FLAC $8.99

05/06/2022 733102726980 

HMS 066 


***NOW AVAILABLE ON CASSETTE!!!  Released in May 1986 on SST Records and Blast First! in the UK, EVOL was the third studio album by Sonic Youth and showed the first signs of the band transforming their No Wave past into a greater alt-rock sensibility.  “EVOL … mark[s] the true departure point of Sonic Youth’s musical evolution,” noted Pitchfork, “In measured increments, Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo … bring form to the formless, tune to the tuneless, and with the help of Steve Shelley’s drums…, [impose] melody and composition on their trademark dissonance.” "If Daydream Nation is Sonic Youth’s opus, EVOL was crucial research. There’s a directness that makes everything feel close. It is pure tension with little release. The entire record is a shadow." Stereogum likewise praised the album as one, “full of suspense…, the cornerstone [of] the Sonic Youth sound…, ground zero for the combination of chiming guitars and atonal skronk… muggy delirium…. the virile ‘Tom Violence’ sounds less written than coaxed from a cauldron, the sort of song that fogs windows. The off-kilter ‘Starpower’ … is sung in a frosty [Nico-evoking] monotone [by Kim Gordon]. ‘In The Kingdom...

LP $17.50

07/24/2015 787996801919 

GOO 019 LP 


CD $13.00

07/24/2015 787996801926 

GOO 019 CD 


MC $12.00

05/06/2022 787996801940 

GOO 019 MC 


MP3 $8.91

07/24/2015 787996801926 

GOO019 


***Shamanic sorcerer EL INVUNCHE awakens from his ancestral slumber to cast a devastating psychedelic spell! ELAL tells the origin tale of the legendary Tehuelche hero and serves as a promo for the new Invunche full-length due out later this year on NWN.

MC $12.00

04/29/2022  

ANTI-GOTH 615 MC 


Demos 1989 - 1992 by DAI

DAI

Demos 1989 - 1992
Nuclear War Now

***In the late 1980s, the former Czechoslovakia was an incubation chamber for some of the most unique and expressive extreme metal ever produced. Coinciding with the rise of death and black metal, the demise of Communism produced a fertile scene of disaffected youth eager to embrace these new radical modes of expression. By the end of the Communist era, the Iron Curtain had become culturally porous, permitting the influx of art and music from the West that catalysed underground movements in Eastern Bloc countries. Filtered through a youth movement still shaking off the hangover of authoritarian policies, cultural isolation, and the promotion of Soviet values, the sights and sounds of the early Czech scene were unlike those emanating elsewhere in Europe. While bands such as Master’s Hammer and Root are widely heralded now as progenitors of Czech black metal, a lesser known contemporary act called DAI fully embodied the same approach. The four demos collected on this double LP were recorded between 1989 and 1992, a transitional period for Czech society. Like the aforementioned bands, DAI’s early recordings were primitive in some respects but displayed an idiosyncratic approach to black metal that sets them apart. And these demos by one of the most obscure Czech acts to emerge during black metal’s second wave should be every bit as revered as the early recordings of Master’s Hammer, Root and others.

CD $11.00

03/25/2022  

ANTI-GOTH 587 CD 


MC $12.00

04/29/2022  

ANTI-GOTH 587 MC 


***After releasing a series of demos between 1989 and 1992, DAI received an offer to record a full-length album for the Czech label, Monitor Records. Started a few years earlier, Monitor was extremely prolific, mostly focusing on Czech rock and punk bands, but it ventured into metal with releases such as the Ultrametal compilation in 1990, Ritual by Master’s Hammer in 1991, and various thrash bands such as Debusterol, V.A.R., and Krabathor. By 1993, Monitor was the preeminent label for extreme music in the newly formed Czech Republic, working with other significant bands like Torr and Root. DAI entered the studio in the summer of 1992 to record what would be the band’s only full-length release, the monumental album The Advent. Released in 1993 on CD and tape, The Advent is wildly eccentric. As if viewing the death and black metal produced in northern and western Europe through some kaleidoscopic distortion, DAI produced a uniquely unconventional work, the oblique sensibilities of which rivaled the contemporaneous works of Master’s Hammer. Indeed, had DAI continued releasing music, the two bands would likely occupy similar stations in the history of black metal. Instead, following the release of The Advent, DAI disappeared, leaving behind a concise but distinctive catalog. And given the extreme rarity of the demos, few people outside of the former Czechoslovakia likely ever heard the demos preceding the album. Consequently, DAI mostly remained an obscure curiosity known primarily to collectors. This new edition marks the first reissue of The Advent since...

CD $11.00

03/25/2022  

ANTI-GOTH 586 CD 


MC $12.00

04/29/2022  

ANTI-GOTH 586 MC 


On his second release, Heimito Künst further explores his brand of minimalist, personal psych that is in league with two of Shrimper's favorite Youngs (Richard & La Monte, apologies to Angus, Loretta & Neil). He further expands his palette by adding tuba and voice (used as drone) to Post Exoticism. First edition is a hand dubbed, numbered edition of 100 featuring artwork & hand painted covers by Dennis Callaci.   On s/t (2021): "Synthesizers, field recordings, magnetic tapes together with percussion, various microphones and stringed instruments fill the listening of this musical elegy. In his debut album Heimito Künst takes us inside kaleidoscopic sound visions in which, between references to the darkest and most disturbing kraut sound and experimental sequence plans based on noise polyrhythms, he makes us glimpse wave structures that lead us directly to breathe the author’s panic dust." – It’s Psychedelic Magazine

MC $9.25

04/22/2022  

SHR 210 MC 


The Gizmos Eps 1976-1978 by Gizmos

Gizmos

The Gizmos Eps 1976-1978
Gulcher

***"THE LEGEND OF THE GIZMOS 1976-1978 - Are we legendary yet? Infamous? An embarrassment? One version of the myth begins in 1974 when I met Ken Highland and Bob Richert in Bloomington, Indiana. A couple years later, just as Ken was about to enter the Marine Corps, Bob convinced him to make a record. Ken brought together various friends to become his instant band the Gizmos. No gigs, almost no rehearsals--ust some songs and a day in a 'studio' (a guy’s spare bedroom). And voila! The Gizmos became the first Indiana punk-rock band, even though we were barely a band, and neither Ken nor I were in Indiana for very long. Somehow we came together again in 1977 to record enough for two more EPs, played two live shows at the Bloomington library, and disappeared again (until our 2014 return). Ted Niemiec was the one original Gizmo who remained in Bloomington, and producer/manager Bob formed another band around him. Most importantly, guitarist/songwriter Dale Lawrence joined the new group. This lineup acted like a real band--played lots of shows. They even did a short tour that resulted in three songs from the fourth Gizmos EP being recorded at Max’s Kansas City in NYC. But eventually Ted also quit, leaving Dale to regroup a third time for a Gizmos lineup that included zero original members. But that story happens after this story (Dale’s Gizmos did a split LP and recorded lots of archival stuff that has been released since then). So, y’know,...

MC $11.00

04/15/2022 733102726645 

GULCHER 906 


MP3 $9.90

04/15/2022 733102726645 

GULCHER 906 


FLAC $11.99

04/15/2022 733102726645 

GULCHER 906 


Bestial Hardcore by Gaoled

Gaoled

Bestial Hardcore
Iron Lung

***Perth, Australia is known for lots of things but by far our favorite item is that it's the most isolated city in the whole fucking world. And if you've ever spent time in an isolated place you know it does some real damage to your psyche after a while. Growing up there must trigger all kinds of violence and paranoia. Musically, GAOLED (pronounced 'jailed') is exactly that, violent and paranoid power violence encrusted hardcore punk. Criminally raw. Originally released by the band themselves, 'Bestial Hardcore' has been largely unavailable so Iron Lung Records has made this utter filth available to a wider audience. People like to pretend they know what raw sounds like but this is genuine article. Bestial indeed.  200 pro-printed cassettes in toxic yellow shells with 4 panel J-Card housed in a clear/clear Norelco box. Recorded by Will "Whoopa" Hooper, at Stable Sound Studios, June 2021.Mastered by Will Killingsworth at Dead Air Studios. Art and layout by GAOLED.

MC $10.25

04/15/2022 733102726287 

LUNGS 218 


MP3 $3.99

04/15/2022 733102726287 

LUNGS 218 


FLAC $4.99

04/15/2022 733102726287 

LUNGS 218 


Dauðyflin / X2000 - Split by X2000 / Dauðyflin

X2000 / Dauðyflin

Dauðyflin / X2000 - Split
Iron Lung

***"After share some stage in Scandinavia, X2000 (Sweden) and DAUÐYFLIN (Iceland), and made pogo punx jump in the pit, they bring the team together again for a split cassette! Both into Tupa-Tupa Dark HcPunk atmosphere, X2000 is more hypnotic drenched by chorus, while DAUÐYFLIN is more infused by noise! Tupa-Tupa, Jump around, Jump up and get down!" —Symphony Of Destruction.  Originally released on Symphony Of Destruction outta France, Iron Lung Records has finally made this essential piece of pogo noise available to a North American audience. We just had to. 200 pro-printed, purple shelled cassettes housed in a 5 panel J-Card sleeve inside a clear/clear norelco box. Mastered by Daniel Husayn. Art by Gabriela Ruiz.

MC $11.00

04/15/2022 733102726294 

LUNGS 187 


MP3 $7.99

04/15/2022 733102726294 

LUNGS 187 


FLAC $8.99

04/15/2022 733102726294 

LUNGS 187 


Dreams Drenched In Static by Cremation Lily

Cremation Lily

Dreams Drenched In Static
Flenser

Cremation Lily’s debut album for The Flenser, Dreams Drenched in Static exists at the convergence of consciousness and disintegration.  Artist and multi-instrumentalist Zen Zsigo’s ingenuity and vulnerability is on full display throughout the course of the album’s ten tracks — glacial soundscapes float alongside earnest lyrics that capture the author in the midst of collapse.Written throughout a culmination of years of chaos, Dreams Drenched in Static serves as part diary and part comfort blanket.  The album was penned over countless sleepless nights and documents the liminal moments at the edge of sleep and the distressing thoughts that often accompany late-night R.E.M. disturbances. The lyrics were largely written in the darkest hours of the morning and serve to evoke reflection, depression and meditations on death that seem to haunt these early hours.Through the use of radiant tape hiss and degradation, guitar noise, frenetic vocal melodies and field recording samples, Cremation Lily creates a distinctive sensory experience.  At times ambient and atmospheric, at others meditative and euphoric, Dreams Drenched in Static floats back and forth from fantasy to reality.  Zsigo’s penchant for creating and dismantling traditional songwriting by using one-of-a-kind home-modified devices such as cassette walkman, micro-cassette dictaphone, circuit-bent Casio keyboard, various sequencers and self-created and tape loops weathered by nature and environment, creates an aqueous and all-encompassing aural encounter.  Zsigo comments, “The processing on the album and the concept of it is a product of how it was made.  After expressing pain and suffering in the recording of the songs, I...

LP $19.00

04/15/2022 733102724214 

FR 131 


MC $9.75

04/15/2022 733102724207 

FR 131 MC 


MP3 $8.99

04/15/2022 733102724191 

FR 131 


FLAC $9.90

04/15/2022 733102724191 

FR 131 


***NOW AVAILABLE ON CASSETTE!!!  “Let’s get something straight. There is no album in the entire corpus of indie rock—not Loveless, not Surfer Rosa, not Psychocandy—that reaches the heights of invention, joy, and magic of Sonic Youth’s sublime fifth album.... The haunted reveries of Sister remain with you for years, even if you only hear them once” — Stereogum. 1987’s Sister was another notch in the band's move away from No Wave, yet still maintained their experimental approach. Gordon, Moore, Ranaldo and Shelley were coming into their own at this point, combining elements of noise, punk and pop. They had also become better songwriters since their previous album, providing better context for their noisier elements and incorporating the dissonance of their earlier releases into more traditional song structures. To quote Stereogum once again, “Sister is the sonic manifestation of refracted light. It’s a record that changes you.”

LP $17.50

04/08/2016 787996802015 

GOO 020 LP 


CD $13.00

04/08/2016 787996802022 

GOO 020 CD 


MC $12.00

04/15/2022 787996802046 

GOO 020 CS 


MP3 $9.90

04/08/2016 787996802022 

GOO 020 


Wave Iridescence by Parc

Parc

Wave Iridescence
100% Silk

Vancouver producer Jeremy Rawkins aka PARC’s 2nd collection further finesses his signature fusion of dexterous rhythm dynamics, liquid field recordings, and digital synth ambience into an immersive, aerodynamic domain: Wave Iridescence. Embracing the limitations and tonal saturation of 80’s and 90’s digital synths and converters, the tracks gleam and slipstream with a sleek, weightless futurism, conjuring visions of fiber optic clouds and lost biodome terrariums. Rawkins cites notions of organic electronics, randomized beauty, and the peripheries of dance music as inspiration, but ultimately the sound he maps is too fluid and prismatic for effective categorization. It’s music of heights and breaks, precision and vertigo, loops and radiance – vivid cybernetic heavens forever in flux.

MC $9.75

04/15/2022 733102726201 

SILK 137 


MP3 $5.94

04/15/2022 733102726201 

SILK 137 


FLAC $6.99

04/15/2022 733102726201 

SILK 137 


Moscow duo Forgiveness fuse tower block trip-hop with stargazer downtempo into a smeared Soviet Balearic haze, equal parts dust, dreams, and delirium. Collaborators Alexander Kalinin and Ilya Kasharokov share a history of deejaying, production, and party promotion in various guises (Michura, Ellipse) and vibes (lo-fi, breaks, beyond), but their debut was born from “bedroom jams” of MPC, synth, guitar, FX, and field recordings, seeking a smokier synergy. The album’s eight tracks float between quiet and cosmic, blissed and busted, a sleepwalker’s paradise of secret streets and low-hanging clouds. Loose but never lost, the songs sway, slip, and slouch through moonlit alleys of rhythm, echo, breeze, and melody, vivid vignettes for lone souls in the outer limits of the afterhours: “Judge nothing. Forgiveness is key.”

MC $9.75

04/15/2022 733102726188 

NNF 376 


MP3 $7.92

04/15/2022 733102726188 

NNF 376 


FLAC $8.99

04/15/2022 733102726188 

NNF 376 


Which Stems From The Sap by Wydraddear

Wydraddear

Which Stems From The Sap
So Called Hell

Reclusive French conjuror Wydraddear returns with a three-pronged rite of passage, born of a bewitched and ancient woodlands where the trees bleed an “esoteric force.” Which Stems From The Sap unfurls in a slow, spectral gloom of churning drones and weeping synths, in thrall to old gods and forgotten spells. Rippling and ragged, buried but still burning, the dark arts outlive even those who doubt them most.

MC $9.75

04/15/2022 733102726195 

SCH 005 


MP3 $5.99

04/15/2022 733102726195 

SCH 005 


FLAC $6.99

04/15/2022 733102726195 

SCH 005 


12" $17.75

04/15/2014 851647004070 

 


MC $11.25

04/08/2022  

 


***BACK IN STOCK!!! Received a perfect 10 Best New Reissue rating from Pitchfork. Bikini Kill Records is excited to reissue of The Singles, on both vinyl and compact disc. This is the first time that it has been released as a 12-inch (special note for all you vinyl fanatics, we managed to keep it at 45rpm for better sound quality)!  The Singles was initially released in 1998 as a CD only compilation of all of BIKINI KILL's 7”s. Once called "their defining document" by Pitchfork it includes Bikini Kill's legendary collaboration with JOAN JETT on the New Radio (1993) single as well as the long out of print Anti Pleasure Dissertation (1995) and I Like Fucking (1995) singles.

LP $17.75

09/25/2018 851647004186 

BK 010 


CD $11.00

09/25/2018 851647004179 

BK 010 CD 


MC $11.25

04/08/2022  

BK 010 MC 


LP $17.75

05/28/2019 851647004285 

BK 09 


CD $11.25

05/28/2019 851647004308 

BK 09 CD 


MC $11.25

04/08/2022  

 


Itzalan - Demo 2021 by Xibalba

Xibalba

Itzalan - Demo 2021
Nuclear War Now

***The Aztec gods return with 10 new songs recorded in their rehearsal room. Their first new recording since the 2018 Ah Tza Xibalba Its album.

MC $12.00

04/04/2022  

ANTI-GOTH 599 MC 


To Repel Ghosts by Howless

Howless

To Repel Ghosts
Static Blooms

***To Repel Ghosts is the debut album from Mexico City’s emerging noise pop unit, Howless. This is an album that grapples with big themes, an album that suggests nervous foreboding and strikes different levels of consciousness. 35 minutes of beautifully crafted noise pop, consisting of eight dynamic songs that perfectly represent the sonic depth and magnitude of Latin America’s newest indie darlings.

CD $11.00

04/01/2022  

CDHOWLETO R 


MC $11.00

04/01/2022  

MCHOWLETO R 


***Sex Messiah returns from the Satanic brothels of Japan to satiate our depraved appetites for morally-corrupt black metal with four new tracks and five live tracks. Although their overall sadistic formula remains consistent with prior atrocities, their language of choice has shifted to Spanish, providing a new vehicle to spread their gospel of fornication and degradation.

MC $12.00

03/25/2022  

ANTI-GOTH 601 MC 


***Today, we seem to have two branches in the school of experimental pop. One branch privileges object-hood, richness of surface, and mass-hallucinatory quotation. The other (much less celebrated) branch seeks to recapture authenticity in the form of a highly personal hallucination of music history. With her sophomore full-length, Lucrecia Dalt follows the latter branch as far as it seems to go. She leaps into a surrealist landscape with stunning abandon, eschewing the comparatively safe tropes and song structures of her previous work. And she charts a surprisingly inventive and rewarding territory in the process. Much as it is with her newfound contemporaries at HEM Berlin, for Dalt, solitude and assemblage (of sound, genre, musicology, technique) is an exploratory zone steered toward the inner universe. To follow the music, one must be prepared to make this trip as real as sound itself. Themes of agitation and disturbance, cumulative, impending and scalable, propel Commotus, and create a framework for understanding its emotional spectra."

MC $11.35

03/25/2022  

MCDALT COMM 


***"Syzygy begins with a simple provocation enough: 'Are you in a hurry?' But if Lucrecia Dalt intends to provoke, then her invitation leads to a radically unexpected denouement. For Dalt does, indeed, lead us. But where she leads us is to a kind of Ursprung of beautiful distress. Syzygy is a notion which Dalt poetically amplifies by giving emotional depth to the astrophysical concept of a point of conjunction and opposition. No place is this, and no whole thing can exist here. In contrast to her contemporaries, Dalt's second opus sees her become more the Charon than the chanteuse, reminding us that complicatedness, dialectic, and radical alterity are what really forged the axle of creation. For Dalt, Syzygy is a state of eternal oscillation that effervesces from the sand and levitates like a mirage."

MC $11.35

03/25/2022  

MCDALT SYZY 


Hidden Cities by Horse Lords

Horse Lords

Hidden Cities
Asra

***Horse Lords are an American avant-garde rock band from Baltimore that plays experimental music with elements of krautrock, post-punk, Appalachian and African musical traditions, polyrhythmia, arcane tunings and electronics. The band uses the just intonation tuning system favored by avantgarde composers La Monte Young and James Tenney, so the musicians are playing hand-modified guitars with repositioned frets, re-tuned and customized by Owen Gardner.

MC $11.35

03/25/2022  

MCHORSEHIDD