Friday it is. Lots of new records arrived like the new PATIENCE 7“, a bunch of restocks (Orchid, Hank Wood, Struggle, Lebenden Toten, Drop dead, Isis etc), new ALTARAGE LP, new CARLA DAL FORNO - The Garden LP, BULLY LP in sub pop, V/A - Lasst Die Alten Sterben LP, MAXIMUM JOY -  I Can't Stand It Here On Quiet Nights: Singles 1981-82 DLP, ANCST / KING APATHY split LP, NEANDERTHAL A History Of Violence LP, RAINFOREST SPIRITUAL ENSLAVEMENT - Ambient Black Magic DLP + 10“, new SPECTRAL WOUND LP, KING GIZZARD restocks, DARKTHRONE restocks,  new blackest ever black releases and lots moorreeee,

so far so good smile and here are some shows we are doing

02.11.0 ULTHA & YELLOW EYES @Urban Spree


25.11. SHOPPING (UK) plus support

Thank you
Robert & Klose & Norman


ABSOLUTION - Juxtaposition 7“ (wardance - This 7", recorded in 2011, features three new tracks and one re-recorded classic from the group that was at one point Gavin Van Vlack's band before Burn. 7" includes digital download.) 6.50

HARAM - what do you see? 7“ (toxic state - This is the debut 7" from Haram. The first thing you'll notice about this New York City hardcore band is that their lyrics and much of the text on the record are in Arabic (with English translations). While in translation the lyrics seem impressionistic rather than didactic, at least part of the point here seems to be putting the members' Arabic background at the forefront of the band's aesthetic, which is very cool. Musically, this has a tighter, denser sound than a lot of other bands on Toxic State. The cadences of the vocals here are reminiscent of some Italian bands like Wretched or Finnish bands like Terveet Kadet. The music is fierce enough to live up to those comparisons as well, although there's also a lot of semi-melodic lead guitar similar to bands like Funeral Oration, or maybe the more ambitious sound of the last 12" from Wretched.) 7.00

PATIENCE - White Of An Eye 7“ (nigjt school - Patience – aka songwriter Roxanne Clifford – may have begun as a solo refuge from the Manchester-born, LA-Resident’s band duties but White Of An Eye, her 3rd single, is a fully formed, dancing-with-a tear-in-your-eye, confident Pop Moment. The attempt at shedding memories to embrace the present, an ode to the moment. Like her previous two singles The Church and The Pressure, Lewis Cook of Happy Meals engineers Clifford’s vision to Jacno-esque synth pop perfection. Blooming with a tentative synth cadence and nonchalant spoken word introduction, White Of An Eye soon erupts into perfect disco melancholy, with Clifford’s imagery perfectly nailing that nagging regret that haunts every new adventure. With the first appearance of a guitar hook in a Patience song, it’s a classic pop moment enunciated perfectly by Clifford’s instantly recognizable vocal. “Melted skies, horizon lines are floating overhead” Blue Sparks Is a nocturne peppered with impressionistic imagery, romantic and doomed. Minimalist and affecting, here Patience is simply two synth lines and Clifford’s vocal. It’s Patience’s version of a Berntholer-style sadness, even evoking a Yazoo ballad. Like a Johnny Jewel production injected with passion, Patience captures the spark between two human hearts, the elusive, indefinable chemistry of sleepless, endless nights.) 11.00

PRIMITIVE LIFE - man made disaster 7“ (refuse - Straight Edge vegan hardcore from Berlin known for their energetic live shows. Part of the current wave of German hardcore being influenced by a faster early 80s New York style.) 5.00

SUTEKH HEXEN / BLSPHM - Split 7“ (sentinent - No introduction needed for these two sorcerers of sublime ritualistic cacophony. A smoldering chasm of aural disembodiment brought to you by two of America's finest black-noise desecrators. Standard edition purple vinyl or limited edition black vinyl available in extremely small quantities. Black heavy cardstock flap, letterpressed one by one by hand with silver inks by Demian Johnston himself. The limited black vinyl comes with a letterpressed OBI strip. The Layout was designed by Kevin of Sutekh Hexen from source imagery drawn by surreal horror art luminary Stephen Wilson. Digital download included with the purchase of physical copies.) 10.00


ALTARAGE - endinghent LP (seasons of mist - ALTARAGE deliver exactly what the underground buzz around them promised. Their second full-length, 'Endinghent' is bristling with black and dissonant death metal fury that immediately evokes a plethora of sinister images in the brain. Their relentless soul-crushing sound is sending the scared mind on overdrive. After a successful first album last year, ALTARAGE return to mercilessly drag you into an abyss of nightmares and twisted meanings. 'Endinghent', in their own words, calls the doom inhabitants to reach a whole nothing. Welcome to this new dimension of sonic darkness.) 20.00

AMATEUR CHILDBIRTH - Your Afterlife Is Cancelled LP (blackest ever black -

ANCST / KING APATHY - split LP (alerta - plit LP from Berlin based blackened crust collective ANCST and KING APATHY (formerly known as THRÄNENKIND). With these new songs ANCST is heading out into much more melodic territories while still featuring the aggression of former releases. This split delivers 2 new songs of bastard sound black metal / hardcore crossover that takes no prisoners. KING APATHY contribute 2 new songs with opressive atmosphere instead of blazing speed or brutality. KING APATHY change effortlessly between melodic metal, post black metal, crust, post rock and hardcore punk without putting obvious priorities or rather core areas. The focus - still - lies on creating a sound of melancholy as well as lasting impressions.) 13.00

BULLY - Losing LP (sub pop - While Bully’s 2013 debut Feels Like tumbled headlong into the precarious nature of Alicia Bognanno’s young adult life, its follow-up Losing is their first for Sub Pop (which in many ways feels like their spiritual home; Bully’s sound is an outgrowth of the bands the label championed in the late ‘80s and ‘90s). Losing is a document of the complexity of growth: navigating breakups with sensitivity, learning not to flee from your troubles but to face them down no matter how messy they may be (“Well, this isn’t the summer I wanted,” she muses on “Blame,” before admitting that she’s trying to “cut down on booze and you”). Written as the group slowed down from touring constantly and Bognanno attempted to adjust to how different a home schedule is from a road schedule, her songwriting has matured from the quick one-two punches of Feels Like to tracks that contemplate the necessity of space in both song structure and emotion. Bognanno’s gruff yet dynamic voice is allowed to bloom, and it has a tenderness and openness to it here that’s new. There are multiple layers of wistfulness and care to her delivery of lines like “It just takes one disagreement for you to remember the one time I fucked up,” from “Spiral,” turning songs that could be one-dimensional kiss-offs into warm and complex expressions of regret. The group returned to Electrical Audio in Chicago, another home for Bognanno, to record Losing. Their core—Bognanno, guitarist Clayton Parker and bassist Reece Lazarus—truly solidified during the process, a detail-oriented push for perfection in which each moving part was labored over and polished. Emily Lazar’s mastering adds the perfect cap to Bognanno’s engineering; this is a record that has both shimmer and heft. There’s power in the guitar attack, delicacy and toughness in the melodic hooks, precision in the drums, and backbone in the bass.  While Bognanno wouldn’t call this a political record, she doesn’t deny that the current political atmosphere and its urgency and tension haven’t shaped some of her ideas on this record, too—though she does not want that to be its focus. Mostly, this is an internal record, a universalized diary and an exorcism—not of any one specific demon, but of the host of them that characterize contemporary anxieties. Bully are growing up, sure, but their fire is in no way diminishing.) 18.00

CARLA DAL FORNO - The Garden LP (blackest ever - n EP from Carla dal Forno containing four new, obliquely confessional dispatches from the edge zones of feeling. It marks both a refinement of the dub-damaged, inward-looking bedsit pop essayed on her 2016 debut album You Know What It’s Like, and an evolutionary leap. While there is warmth and intimacy to come, The Garden opens with a cold hard stare: ‘We Shouldn’t Have To Wait’, an unexpectedly confrontational companion piece, or response, to her own ‘Fast Moving Cars’. This is not a dazed reverie, but forceful, fatalistic, void-chasing drone-rock led by a stalking, venus-in-furs bassline that levels everything in its path. No longer gazing from afar at fast moving cars, but behind the wheel of one, driving pretty recklessly. No particular destination in mind, but impatient to get there. ) 15.00

ESMERINE - Mechanics Of Dominion LP (Esmerine is the modern chamber ensemble co-founded by former Silver Mt. Zionmember Rebecca Foon and Godspeed You! Black Emperor alumnus Bruce Cawdron in the early 2000s, composing two beloved albums of post-rock based around cello and mallet instruments on Madrona Records in 2003 and 2005. The group emerged from a semi-hiatus in 2010 and have made four acclaimed full-length records of uniquely emotive, lyrical, exploratory instrumental music since then (all released by Constellation) – each marked by a distinct collaborative and thematic agenda. Following the Turkish/near-Eastern exchange featured on Dalmak (2014 Juno winner for Instrumental Album Of The Year) and the intense, rock-inflected Lost Voices (2016 Juno winner for Album Package Of The Year and finalist for Instrumental Album), Esmerine embarked on a soundtrack commission for the National Film Board documentary "Freelancer on the Front Lines" (about independent journalism in the Middle East), which also led to a deep dive into archival and previously unreleased recordings from the band's aforementioned early years. Sessions for the film soundtrack kept rolling organically throughout 2016-2017 (alongside Foon's own work on her Saltland solo project, whose second album came out in March 2017), informed by anxiety over the reactionary, regressive, seemingly irresolvable disharmony of human oppression/domination, falsifying propaganda and ever-accelerating degradation and denial of nature and social justice.) 24.00

F INGERS -  Awkwardly Blissing Out LP (blackest ever black - Awkwardly Blissing Out: the second LP from F ingers. Recorded in Melbourne and Berlin 2015-17 by Samuel Karmel, Carla dal Forno and Tarquin Manek, its title is instructive…the spiky eldritch song-spells of previous album Hide Before Dinner have become more dubwise, immersive and potently psychedelic. Euphoric even, but paranoid and laden with self-doubt. Projecting onto strangers, watching not participating, turning ever inwards. The cosmos explored from behind closed doors, under the bedclothes, alone. Whereas Hide evoked the thrill, and casual cruelty, of unsupervised childhood summers – a suburban gothic of grazed knees, hide-and-seek, nettle-stings – this is an album of more adult anxieties and metamorphoses. The ghouls in your neighbour’s garden are still there, but they’ve come to represent something else. Something more mundane and empirically real but no less terrifying. Struggles with time, distance, isolation, communication, commitment. Your memories have a heaviness now. You can hear aspects of ferric post-punk and hauntological/DIY electronics in Awkwardly‘s musical make-up… Flying Lizards’ Secret Dub Life or Brigitte Fontaine’s Comme a la Radio…not to mention two generations of Oz/NZ...  more) 17.00

THEE HEADCOATEES - punk girls LP (damaged goods - ONG OUT OF PRINT 1997 LP (ORIGINALLY ON SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY) - ON VINYL ONCE AGAIN! Thee Headcoatees 'Punk Girls' reissued after 20 years, it's one of their best and meanest records. The opener, "Punk Girl," is Kyra at her most defiant. She's had people walk all over her and abuse her and she's not taking shit from anyone anymore. She's out for blood and it shows. Ludella is equally spiteful on "Don't Wanna Hold Your Hand“. This is really a great angry album. Best version of "Teenage Kicks" after the original.) 18.00

ISRATHOUM - Black Poison and Shared Wounds LP (The trio of Arvath, VxInfr and W.uR delivers a devastating blow with this crushing recording! Three years after "Monument of Brimstone", ISRATHOUM is back, venomous and corrupt. An attack against all. A rebellious hymn of the possessed. Violently revolting mass of poisonous black hatred.... Black Metal refined to perfection.) 15.00

ISRATHOUM - Antru Kald LP (Three years after the fantastic "Black Poison and Shared Wounds" ISRATHOUM returns! The trio of VxInfr, Arvath and W.uR delivers a wicked and poisonous audial assault with a new MLP record, entitled "Antru Kald". Originally started as a conceptual project as far back as 1998, it is only now - 17 years later - revealed and unleashed upon mankind. It represents all that defines ISRATHOUM: it adheres to the roots, but doesn't let itself be entangled in the vines, instead developing and evolving upon them into a formation, that is unlike anything else in the scene. This conceptual piece was recorded over several years, with help from Mories of black industrial movement GNAW THEIR TONGUES, who is also responsible for the cover art. The mastering was once again done by Kark of DØDSENGEL. ) 14.00

JABU - sleep heavy LP (blackest ever black  - Blackest Ever Black presents Sleep Heavy, the debut album of broken-hearted, downtempo R&B/street-soul and supremely atmospheric, introspective electronics from Jabu: a trio comprised of vocalist/lyricists Alex Rendall and Jasmine Butt, and producer Amos Childs.  The group was born out of Bristol’s Young Echo collective: an ecosystem unto itself which has birthed and nurtured a number of other notable soundsystem-rooted projects and artists to date including Kahn & Neek, Sam Kidel, Ishan Sound, Ossia, Asda, chester giles (the title Sleep Heavy comes from a giles poem) and Killing Sound (Childs with Kidel and Vessel). Jabu’s previous 7” singles, though arresting, barely hinted at the level of accomplishment and emotional heft that Sleep Heavy delivers. It’s a future Bristol classic with a universal resonance, with songs that are highly personal but deeply relatable, and tripped-out, time-dissolving sound design that both haunts and consoles. It is, first and foremost, a meditation on grief, on loss, making sense of separation and death; but it also looks forward to what might come after the aftermath: healing, acceptance, the chance to begin again. ) 18.00

JOHN CARPENTER - Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 LP + 7" (col. Vinyl) (sacred bobes - John Carpenter is a legend. As the director and composer behind dozens of classic movies, Carpenter has established a reputation as one of the greatest filmmakers in the history of modern cinema, as well as one of its most influential musicians. The minimal, synthesizer-driven themes to films like Halloween, Escape From New York, and Assault on Precinct 13 are as indelible as their images, and their timelessness was evident as Carpenter performed them live in a string of internationally sold-out concert dates in 2016. Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 collects 13 classic themes from Carpenter’s illustrious career together on one volume for the first time. Each theme has been newly recorded with the same collaborators that Carpenter worked with on his hit Lost Themes studio albums: his son, Cody Carpenter, and godson, Daniel Davies.) 23.00

LEBENDEN TOTEN - Static 12"  (iron lung - back in stocK LEBENDEN TOTEN is one of the greatest punk bands to ever exist and this 12min one song e.p. proves the they can still do no wrong. When we asked them if they wanted to "get weird" with a single they, albeit very slowly, jumped at the idea. We had no idea what we were in for. It blows the mind all the way open. How do they keep getting better? "Static" is a perfectly wild and superbly crafted sheet of chaotic noise with a pounding goth backbone all jacked up on Hawkwind freakout space jams. Just try and imagine what that sounds like. America's best band. Cut and paste artwork with heavy subconscious symbology laced in printed on heavy duty old world 12" single style top loading sleeves house a Chanel etched 12" single mostly on black vinyl. There may be a couple migraines in there.) 13.00

LEBENDEN TOTEN - Mind Parasites LP (overthrow - New release by the noisiest band in the world! Hailing from Portland and featuring members and former members of ATROCIOUS MADNESS, BELLICOSE MINDS, HELLSHOCK, THE ESTRANGED and WARCRY, this masterpiece of eardamaging distorted and reverbered noise will make your turntables bleed. Get it before it's too late!) 17.00

MAXIMUM JOY -  I Can't Stand It Here On Quiet Nights: Singles 1981-82 DLP (“Maximum Joy is an aspiration, a claim to passion. To call a band 'Maximum Joy' is to ask a huge question - what is the very best you ever felt or hope to feel and more importantly how far can you take it?” Silent Street is a new collaborative label from Chris Farrell (Idle Hands) and Kiran Sande (Blackest Ever Black). For our first release we’re proud to present I Can’t Stand It Here On Quiet Nights, a compilation of singles by one of our shared musical lodestars; Bristol’s extraordinary Maximum Joy.  As a name, Maximum Joy couldn’t be more apt: theirs is music of uncommon passion, a giddy celebration of music and of life itself (is there a difference?). With a youthful confidence and energy that leaps out at you even now, they took their diverse influences - punk, modern jazz, disco, dub, funk, soul, early hip-hop, Afrobeat and chansons - and distilled them into what is, we don’t mind saying, some of the greatest, most intoxicating pop music ever made.  The band was formed in1980, by 18 year-old photography student and vocalist Janine Rainforth alongside Tony Wrafter, a trumpeter/saxophonist previously affiliated with Glaxo Babies. Wrafter’s former accomplices, Charlie Llewellin (drums) and Dan Catsis (bass), completed the original line-up, alongside erstwhile Pop Group guitarist John Waddington.  Together they carved out a story which today stands as a sumptuous feast for anyone interested in the roots and evolution of the Bristol sound. Along with prior associations with The Pop Group and Glaxo Babies, there are links, back and forth, with The Slits and Dennis Bovell, Adrian Sherwood and On-U Sound, the Berry Street “hole in the ground” studios, and so on, through to the Wild Bunch, Massive Attack, Smith & Mighty, and Tricky’s ‘Aftermath’. I Can’t Stand It Here On Quiet Nights is the first official UK vinyl reissue of Maximum Joy material and will be released on 2x12” vinyl in June 2017, with sleevenotes by Janine Rainforth, Tony Wrafter and Kevin Pearce. We invite you to acquaint, or reacquaint, yourself with the eclectic, exhilarating work of Bristol’s finest, brightest pop idealists. ) 23.00

MYTERI - s/t LP (altera - Repress of the first lp by MYTERI from Sweden.  "Myteri from Gothenburg, Sweden, play epic, soaring and heavy as fuck crust punk that will make you wanna raise your fist to the sky, get into your riot gear and start a full blown fucking riot. Myteri’s music evokes apocalyptic landscapes, torn apart by war, plague, misery, and famine, but their songs are not completely devoid of all hope. There is a shining light in this band’s music that seems to be almost incendiary, like a torch for survival. The last light of hope left in a world otherwise plunged into shadows. The only light left to find the way out of the misery mankind has pulled upon itself. Survivalism and freedom are huge conceptual elements in epic crust like this, and Myteri seem to really have wanted to emphasize this with their sapient use of epic d-beat gallops, war-torn vocals, and heavy, melodic riffing. Myteri’s debut full-length album is a sprawling and unforgiving opera of darkened heavy punk that draws much influence from legendary crust bands like Amebix, Antisect, Anticimex and Totalitar, and from head-on collision-like d-beat bands like Wolfpack, Doom and Disfear. But the real genetics of the band lie mostly in epic Spanish crust like Cop On Fire, Ictus, Ekkaia, and emo-crust in the vein of Remains of the Day etc., where the punk assault can be real, incumbent and heavy as fuck, but eerie melodies mostly coming from the guitars can also make the songs more luminous and atmospheric. In any case, this is a prime example of amazing melodic heavy crust – if you like Tragedy, this shit will clamp on to your soul and not let you go ever again." CVLT Nation) 12.00

MYTERI - Ruiner LP (alerta - Myteri from Gothenburg, Sweden are back with their second full length with epic, soaring and heavy as fuck crust punk that will make you wanna raise your fist to the sky, get into your riot gear and start a full blown fucking riot. Myteri’s music evokes apocalyptic landscapes, torn apart by war, plague, misery, and famine, but their songs are not completely devoid of all hope. There is a shining light in this band’s music that seems to be almost incendiary, like a torch for survival. The last light of hope left in a world otherwise plunged into shadows. The only light left to find the way out of the misery mankind has pulled upon itself. ) 12.00

NEANDERTHAL A History Of Violence LP (deep six - The long-lost Neanderthal discography finally emerges from it's cave to see the light of day. Eight anthems of destruction (five tracks from the 1990 "Fighting Music" 7" on Slap A Ham, two tracks from the 1990 Neanderthal/Rorschach split 7" on Vermiform and one track from the 1991 "Bllleeeeaaauuurrrrgghhh!" compilation 7" on Slap A Ham). Neanderthal was Eric Wood (Man Is The Bastard/Crossed Out), Matt Domino (Infest) and Joe Denunzio (Infest). 12"ep includes an etched B-side.) 18.00

RAINFOREST SPIRITUAL ENSLAVEMENT - Ambient Black Magic DLP + 10“ (hospital - New album from Dominick Fernow’s most intriguing alias with "Sound on Sound” processing by Silent Servant and a remix from Substance (Chain Reaction). A huge recommendation if you're into Vainqueur, Huerco S, Talk Talk, Carl Craig, Rhythm & Sound… Following a still-ongoing series of reissues of the earliest, previously tape-only releases from Dominick Fernow’s Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement, this long-in-the-making new album proper is an epic 80 minute set featuring additional production from Silent Servant, a remix from Substance and some of the deadliest subs we've heard in an age.) 35.00

SPECTRAL WOUND - Terra Nullius LP (mysterion - anadian black metal,debut album now released on vinyl (in co-operation with Arcane Angels). Not far from the 90’s / early 00’s Norwegian / Finnish tradition yet sounds crushingly heavy, fresh and inspired. Pure negativism through controlled, contemplative aggression and black nostalgia.) 14.00

STACIAN - Person L LP (night school - STACIAN is Person L is Oakland resident, solo artist and academic Dania Luck. Beginning in the American Mid West, Stacian has been an ongoing Bay Area concern since 2008, deeply involved in the minimal wave and underground electronic music scene. A dystopian vision of alienated humanity, broken communications and technoid mal-forms, Person L is her most fully developed full length and a leap forward from 2012’s Songs For Cadets. Moving away from the primitive Cold Wave of previous work, Person L manages to create a bleak dystopia without relying on Ballardian cliche, though still invoking concrete prisons and urban disassociation. Person L is a throbbing, murky underworld that revels in imperfections, a submersive, digital swamp bleeding through the club. ) 18.00

V/A - EVEN A TREE CAN SHED TEARS: JAPANES DLP (light in the attic - There was something in the air in the urban corners of late ‘60s Japan. Student protests and a rising youth culture gave way to the angura (short for “underground) movement that thrived on subverting traditions of the post-war years. Rejection of the Beatlemania-inspired Group Sounds and the squeaky clean College Folk movements led the rise of what came to be known in Japan as “New Music,” where authenticity mattered more than replicating the sounds of their idols. Some of the most influential figures in Japanese pop music emerged from this vital period, yet very little of their work has ever been released or heard outside of Japan, until now. Light In The Attic is thrilled to present „Even a Tree Can Shed Tears“, the inaugural release in the label’s Japan Archival Series. This is the first-ever, fully licensed collection of essential Japanese folk and rock songs from the peak years of the angura movement to reach Western audiences. In mid-to-late 1960s Tokyo, young musicians and college students were drawn to Shibuya’s Dogenzaka district for the jazz and rock kissas, or cafes, that dotted its winding hilly streets. Some of these spaces doubled as performance venues, providing a stage for local regulars like Hachimitsu Pie with their The Band-like ragged Americana, Tetsuo Saito with his spacey philosophical folk, and the influential Happy End, who successfully married the unique cadences of the Japanese language to the rhythms of the American West Coast. For many years Dogenzaka remained a center of the city’s “New Music” scene.) 40.00

V/A - Lasst Die Alten Sterben LP (swiss punk - On vinyl, this is the punk soundtrack to Juri Steinhart's 2017 movie 'Lasst Die Alten Sterben', a Swiss tragicomedy about late-'70s/early-'80s youth gasping for air in a cotton-candy world. A generation seeking a reason for its malaise and a way to shed the boredom, only to discover, mostly, its own emptiness. The LP comes in a gatefold cover with a 16-page fanzine and a movie poster.) 23.00


ISKANDR - Zon CD (“Zon” is the perfect companion to “Heilig Land” full length,this time being more distinct in its form yet equally cryptic and evocative. Addictively monotonous,desperate yet triumphant.) 8.00

ISKANDR - heilig land CD (Initially released as a cassette in a very limited run and quickly sold out, Heilig Land is now released on CD & LP. While stepping into archetypical black metal patterns ISKANDR offer an extremely intense and imaginative approach, combining fiery tones with painful melodies, an inconvenient yet warm sound, a mesmerizing repetition ,all leading to the esoteric manifestation that Heilig Land is :”An ongoing reflection on personal surroundings; connections between places and memories. An introspective journey of which this chapter is but a first step”) 10.00


WIRE - #405 | November 2017 MAG + CD (nside this issue: Eric Chenaux: The Canadian guitarist and vocalist takes an improvisational approach to unlocking the hidden spaces within the song. By Daniel Spicer Pauline Anna Strom: Relating to the world through sound, the new age rebel’s synthesized landscapes spring from her untethered imagination. By Erik Davis Call Super: The former visual artist approaches techno as an openended form. By Maya Kalev. Once Upon A Time In The Midwest: The late 1990s saw a small but close knit community of IDM obsessives emerge from the heartland of the US. By Jacob Arnold Bites:  Mike Dunn: The Chicago veteran moves front of house. By Joe Muggs) 8.00

hi, welcome to another friday newsletter sent out on a saturday. Lots of sick new records arrived this week like the long awaited COURTNEY BARNETT & KURT VILE - Lotta Sea Lice LP, BATTERY - For The Rejected By The Rejected LP, new BIG|BRAVE LP, new UNSANE LP, new THE CARETAKER LP, KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD - Sketches Of Brunswick East LP, LOW LIFE LP re issue on ALTER, WITH THE DEAD - love from with the dead DLP, lots of Electric Wizard restocks etc etc.

so far so good smile and here are some shows we are doing

02.11.0 ULTHA & YELLOW EYES @Urban Spree


25.11. SHOPPING (UK) plus support

Thank you
Robert & Klose & Norman


THEY SLEEP WE LIVE / PIRI REIS - split 7“ (Phenomenal 7" split from one active and one now defunct screamy hardcore bands. PIRI REIS are from Malaysia, play shrieky hardcore and have Arwith from Utarid in the band! THEY SLEEP WE LIVE were from Germany and this is their last recording. Too bad, the melodic screamo/post-hardcore was fucking awesome.) 5.00

Vi Som Älskade Varandra Så Mycket / THEY SLEEP WE LIVE - Split 7“ (Whooa – this split between Vi som älskade varandra så mycket from sweden and THEY SLEEP WE LIVE from germany turned out stunning. 3 top-notch screamo songs packed in a super-soft gatefold cover with beautiful artwork by Felipe Montt. A 7″ made with a lot of love and passion – I wanna thank give hugs to the bands and Blood Of The Young, Dingleberry records and distribution, Pike Records, Tief in Marcellos Schuld Records, Zegema Beach Records. You are all rad and amazing people.) 6.00


TAPESTRY / COMA REGALIA - Our Laughter Under Cerulean Skies 9“ (dingleberry- Singapore’s TAPESTRY and Indiana based COMA REGALIA have a new split recording called “Our Laughter Under Cerulean Skies”, featuring two diverse sides and serves as a qorthy addition to COMA REGALIA’s extensive discography.  Custom size 9" vinyl in custom made 9" picture disc sleeves. Silk screen covers and lyric sheet tucked safely inside.) 12.00


ASAGRAUM - protestas magicum LP (A magickal work of nightsky majesty, simmering celestial aggression, and the most potent tenets of '90s Scandinavian black metal, Potestas Magicum Diaboli breathes and billows a blast-from-the-past classicism that nevertheless manages to sound fresh among the modern BM landscape, outstripping the prevailing trends and the pretenders who enable them. Perhaps more importantly, it is the work of two women - a rarity in black metal, both past and especially present - who hereby render gender an irrelevant argument. Simply, Potestas Magicum Diaboli stands on its own, towering and terrifying. A cross-continental entity, ASAGRAUM was founded in the autumn of 2015 by vocalist/guitarist Obscura and drummer T. Kolsvart. The original intent was to play pure, Satanic black metal, in all its aspects, with the old-school feeling of the eternal '90s greats but also with dark psychedelic influences. A three-track promo recording was released earlier this year, laying bare ASAGRAUM's aims and accordingly special sound. Until then, let Potestas Magicum Diaboli revive the old cult of the witches, radiating forever the black flame of Lilith.) 20.00

BATTERY - For The Rejected By The Rejected LP (revelation - Battery was a staple of the Washington, DC hardcore scene during the '90s, formed by a who's who of that scene, including members of Damnation A.D., Better Than A Thousand, Shelter, Ashes and Worlds Collide. From 1991-1998 the band released numerous EPs and LPs that have mostly been in high demand for reissues leading up to Revelation Records reissuing "Whatever It Takes" in 2014. Includes a 48-page, 12" x 12" book with lyrics, oral history of the band and piles of photos and other artwork from throughout the band's history. LP includes digital download of this record.) 17.00

BIG|BRAVE – Ardor LP (southern lord - A beautiful album of sheer power, delicate restraint, and beautiful swells into enormous sounds. What these three can create is never short of staggering. As with their previous release, Ardor was recorded a the Hotel2Tango, this time by Radwan Ghazi Moumneh (of Jerusalem In My Heart). Jessica Moss (Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra), who was a special guest on Au De La, played violin on all of the three new tracks and Thierry Amar (Godspeed You! Black Emperor) played contrabass on two of the tracks. Since their inception in 2012, BIG|BRAVE demonstrate the fluidity of experimental rock when elaborated into vast, abstract, and often hypnotic sounds, saturated in soulbaring emotion. The trio put everything into their music, until there's nothing left to give. Their particular art in musical refinement expands ever gradually, unfurling into a very heavy, strong, and elevating force. As comfortable as they are with tidal waves of sound, BIG|BRAVE is unafraid to experiment with silence, oscillating between sparse, gentle arrangements and deep swells of noise.) 17.00

THE CARETAKER - Everywhere At The End Of Time - Stage 3 LP (history always —- The third of a six album cycle cataloguing The Caretaker’s fictional first person account of life with early onset dementia, presenting some of the last coherent memories before confusion fully rolls in and the grey mists fade away. In this crepuscular, autumnal phase, recollections phosphoresce and wilt in advancing stages of entropic decay, steadily approaching a winter of no return. Continuing to mirror the progression of dementia, using nostalgia for ballroom as an allegory of the disease, The Caretaker’s musical flow in places becomes more disturbed, isolated, broken and distant. Singular memories, and all their connotations, begin to atrophy and calcify, crumbling away with each rotation of the record - sometimes in curt scene cuts, others in quietly breathtaking reverbed fizzles; like tea lights extinguished, never to flicker again.) 25.00

COURTNEY BARNETT & KURT VILE - Lotta Sea Lice LP (ltd. col. vinyl) (KURT VILE: We ran into each other on the road in various continents and talked about the recordings. I guess it wasn’t till i had another tour booked for the following summer in Australia that we thought we should record as much as we can, no major goal to make it a full length but it came together that way because the vibe was so strong. I love working with Courtney, the collaboration was laid back with less pressure.  COURTNEY BARNETT: Now we nished the album, we dreamt up an amazing band which we’ve called THE SEA LICE (inspired by a Stella Mozgawa beach-side-story) and me n Kurt will be standing there out front with our guitars singing songs together. Songs from this album we did, a handful of our own songs from previous albums, maybe some old folk songs n what not. Harmonies and guitarmonies galore. Very collaborative.  Lotta Sea Lice is the result of 8 days in the studio spread over almost 15 months when Courtney and Kurt’s respective touring schedules allowed for them to be in the same place at the same time. ) 23.00

DAGS! - Snowed In / Stormed Out LP (dingleberry - The debut album from Italian emo trio DAGS!. DAGS! are three melodic riff sweethearts from Milan, Italy. Born in the spring of 2013 while guitarist and vocalist Marcantonio was living in London, they released their debut self-titled EP in August 2014 making full use of his bag of riffs collected over the years. ) 12.00

DAWN RAY'D - The Unlawful Assembly LP (Autumn 2017 sees the UK’s Dawn Ray'd return with their first full length LP and second release, The Unlawful Assembly. Pitching a more spiteful and malevolent anger against a new found triumph of melody and blasts, Dawn Ray'd delve deeper into the world from what their 2015 debut EP, A Thorn, A Blight, revealed to us. Recorded by Tom Dring at Vagrant Studios, The Unlawful Assembly is divided into two parts: The Wild Service and The Wild Magic; it is equal parts malice and spite; ethereality and exultation. From the clean singing of A Litany To Cowards to the thrashing pace of Emptiness Beneath The Great Emptiness, the album “breathes new fire into black metal's small but sturdy leftist tradition, crafting potent, violin-laced atmospheric black metal songs that double as battle hymns for the class war” – Noisey. ) 14.00

ELODIE - Vieux Silence LP (idologic organ - Having been entranced by both Andrew Chalk’s work with MIRROR (and back to his solo works as FERIAL CONFINE, plus multiple collaborations with David Jackman, The New Blockaders, Daisuke Suzuki, etc ) and Timo van Luijk (as Af Ursin, In Camera, La Poupée Vivante, and collaborations with Kris Vanderstraeten and others) for many years, I was naturally intrigued to hear about and hear their duo project ELODIE. The project formed in 2010, and has spanned eleven beautiful albums already, to date.  "Vieux Silence” for Ideologic Organ is their first release presented outside of their own record publishing nook, Faraway Press & La Scie Dorée. However this is not the first encounter between Ideologic Organ & ELODIE, they performed at a night in London I curated in February 2012, alongside Jessika Kenney & Eyvind Kang. Elodie’s performance was among the most delicately engaging and savant I have witnessed… so very quiet, with snow falling in London outside Cafe Oto’s windows, the audience palpably entered a high intensity listening focus. The impression of this vivid memory is striking, considering how spare each of the individual elements present that night were.) 18.00

KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD - Sketches Of Brunswick East LP (heavenly - King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard is an insanely good, prolific, psych rock band from Melbourne, Australia. Mild High Club is Alexander Brettin, insanely good, freakishly mellow dude on Stones Throw. They got together and made an album called Sketches Of Brunswick East and it comes out tomorrow.  The two bands formed a friendship touring together across Norther America, Europe, and Australia the last couple of years. King Gizzard’s Stu Mackenzie says, "I think we hit it off because our approaches are very different … Alex has studied music, whereas my approach is to fling shit at the wall and see what sticks. I can’t read sheet music at all. But we’re like the two ends of a horseshoe coming to meet in the middle."  Alex stayed at Stu’s place for three weeks after the last tour and spent most days in the studio with the band recording the album. The title could be perceived as both a knowing nod towards Miles Davis’s Sketches Of Spain– whose fusion of American jazz, European classical and Spanish song structures gave us one of the 20th century’s most important albums – and the sketchy on-the-hop, improvised nature of its creation. It also sees the band exploring the Tropicalia element only ever previously hinted at. Stu explains that a change of pace and tempo was necessary after "a concurrent period of productivity, a ball of energy and ideas". Logistically, its creation saw the sifting through "piles of ideas" previously laid down during intense periods of creation that their frontman confesses he barely remembers having taken place. Truly this is impulsive music, sketches of time and place reworked and pieced together, akin to, says Stu "sampling-culture, in which old ideas are reshaped and suddenly things make sense. It was like we were continually jamming with ourselves."  Sketches Of Brunswick East is King Gizzard’s third of five projected albums to be released in 2017. ) 20.00

LOW LIFE - dogging LP (alter - There’s an ordeal that underpins Low Life's 'Dogging,' and looking back at it, perhaps this was inevitable given the album's exceptionally derogatory attitude to its own scattered sense of time and debris. It's an attitude that's been hosed down in bore water-stained stupor, with all the anguished but forgivable hope and charm of plain packaged cigarettes.  'Dogging' crawled into the world desperately and painfully. Originally slated for release on Brisbane's singular Negative Guest List Records in 2012, the label's owner sadly passed away before it got there. It eventually emerged two years later as a split between two labels from the band's home turf of Sydney, Disinfect Records and R.I.P. Society. It's fitting that the latter had reissued Venom P. Stinger's Dugald McKenzie-era material the year prior—arguably the only other Australian band that compares to the tough, shit-kicking intensity found on 'Dogging.'  Comprised of Mitch Tolman, Cristian O'Sullivan, and Greg Alfaro at this point (the current 2017 line-up includes Dizzy from Oily Boys), the reckless ferocity and defeatist's humour is pointedly nihilistic. It's not kitsch nihilism either, it's the kind that enlivens. Indexing happiness, fear, lust, grief, and sorrow, the wry indulgences outlined in Tolman's coded and scheming lyrics amount to white-knuckle sincerity. It's disarming, but it's blunted by a weighty smirk. If all this weren't delivered through a sardonic curled lip, the violence at the edge of it all would perhaps come off a little less real. There's a bitterly angry confrontation with the contemporary Australian psyche once you enter Low Life's estate. ) 20.00

LUBOMYR MELNYK - illlorion DLP (sounds of -  LIMITED EDITION TO 1000 COPIES ONLY! 180 Grams DOUBLE-VINYL GATEFOLD COVER with GLOSSY CELLO INCL. INSERT FIRST TIME ON VINYL! CD ENTERED THE GERMAN TOP 20 CLASSIC CHARTS! Lubomyr Melnyk is one of the extraordinary pianists worldwide. With "Continuous Music" he has created such a complex and technically sophisticated music that no other pianist in the history of this instrument can play these pieces. The album "ILLIRION" released last year as CD format only contains five new works of this kind, which show the beauty, magic and virtuosity of his playing again. After the CD album was immediately placed in the official Top 20 Classical Charts, to the delight of all the sound-connoisseurs and as a pretaste for the concert at the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, a limited edition of 1000 LP-Release follows on high-quality 180 gram double vinyl in a elaborately designed gatefold cover.) 32.00

NAZORANAI - Beginning To Fall In Line Before Me, So Decorously, The Nature Of All That Must Be Trans LP (w25 - Nazoranai is the supergroup of Keiji Haino, Oren Ambarchi and Stephen O’Malley. For close to four decades, Haino has been a legendary figure in Japan’s avant-garde community through his commanding presence in the band Fushitsusha and numerous solo ventures. Ambarchi, a prolific electro-acoustic composer of heavy ambience and hypno-rock, has long stood at the leading edge of Australia’s experimental music scene, while O’Malley remains a principle architect for the drone / doom metal project Sunn O))) in harnessing extreme sub-harmonic frequencies. Collectively, Nazoranai operates as a live recorded collaboration, although Haino is quick to point out the difference between the words “nazoranai” (which in Japanese calligraphy means “not repeating,” as in developing a distinct, individual style) and “sokkyō” (referring specifically to improvisation). In this parsing of terms, the group separates themselves from the free-music scene, which can be just as convention-bound as the established genres from which improvisers hope to escape. On the trio’s third album, Beginning To Fall In Line Before Me, So Decorously, The Nature Of All That Must Be Transformed, Nazoranai explore two side-long tracks of superb abstraction. Ambarchi and O’Malley provide the perfect brute-rock rhythm section to Haino’s wrecklessly pure expression through instrument and voice. Blurred noise, dark hurdy-gurdy and thunderous harmonics build an accretive mantra of jagged electricity. While Haino’s extensive discography resists easy interpretation, he constantly challenges himself to further his art by channeling the unknown. Shifting from his native Japanese to English, he asks: “Do you still have a mystery?” This existential plea could apply to the artist’s own deep inquisitions or stand to confront his audience about that which eludes their understanding. W.25TH / Superior Viaduct is proud to present Nazoranai’s latest work, recorded at SuperDeluxe in Tokyo, which marks the band’s first release on an American label.

PRURIENT - Unknown Rains LP (hospital - Originally released as a limited edition cassette run in 2016. Utterly destructive and heart-wrenching power noise and catharsis from the don gorgon of Hospital Productions, making his first album confession since the release of the stunning Frozen Niagara Falls. Taking almost 40 minutes to spell out a litany of ills that mark up as classic, pain-saturated Prurient in contrast with the more layered, nuanced narrative and more complex production values of his last album, the set boots off with the infernal backdraft and flagellating vox of the album's most succinct piece, Let Your Mind Free (Whip The Corpse). Sharp blasts of noise distortion conceal a forlorn Fernow vocal, like that classic Lynchian conceit of obscuring dialogue at the most crucial moment, perversely enhancing narrative through obstruction. It's a brilliant, disturbing opener.) 22.00

SELVANS - clangores plenilunio LP (vendetta - Five tracks originally released on CD via Avantgarde Music in 2015 including an In The Woods cover song. Black Metal with a dramatic symphonic edge, large use of keyboards and ethnic / folk instrumentations. ) 14.00

UNCLE ACID AND THE DEADBEATS - vol. 1 LP (rise above - First released on Friday 13th February 2010 (40 years to the day after Black Sabbath’s debut LP), Vol 1 was the first efforts of unknown songwriter, Kevin Starrs. Pressed in small numbers for a non existing fan base, the album took several months to shift all 30 CD-R copies and provided a small platform to fund it's follow up, BLOOD LUST (2011). Recorded on a tight budget of stashed dole money and with little knowledge or regard for conventional recording techniques, the chaotic results speake for themselves; Distorted vocals, out of tune harmonies, ragged musicianship and everything pushed to the red. The clatter of mic stands falling over mid performance, the rustling of lyric papers, the missed key changes and flubbed lines. Everything you would want to avoid is here. Self funded, self recorded and self released to a fanfare of silence, VOL 1 was a true D.I.Y. effort from start to finish. No great ambition, no target audience, no press support. Just a collection of songs for anyone who would listen. With it’s mix of budget horror lyrics, Everly Brothers obsessed harmonies, downer rock riffs, overly long guitar solos and bizzarre high pitched vocals, Vol 1 had very limited appeal outside a small group of underground fanatics. ) 18.00

UNSANE - Sterilize LP (southern l lord - Since 1988, UNSANE has pounded the planet with their caustic grooves and foundation-crumbling riffs, having released LPs through a wide range of labels including Matador/Atlantic, Amphetamine Reptile, Relapse, Ipecac, Alternative Tentacles, and others, not to mention a wide range of singles, splits, and live albums. The band's gnarled blend of punk, metal, noise, and hardcore helping to define the "AmRep sound" alongside other forerunners of the style, Today Is The Day, The Jesus Lizard, Helmet, Tad, Cows, Halo Of Flies, Melvins, and others.Closing a five-year gap since the 2012 release of their Wreck LP through Alternative Tentacles, UNSANE makes a vicious return with the pummeling Sterilize, a record that recalls the most defining elements of the band's seminal Scattered, Smothered, And Covered and Occupational Hazard albums, surging with the band's unrelenting singular sound created by guitarist/vocalist Chris Spencer, bassist/vocalist Dave Curran, and drummer Vinnie Signorelli. Sterilize was produced by UNSANE, recorded by Dave Curran at Gatos Trail Studios in Yucca Valley, California, mixed by Andrew Schneider at Acre in New York City, and mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering in Chicago. Sterilize showcases UNSANE sounding as dense and damaging as ever, and sees them remaining as necessary as ever, nearly three decades since they began.) 17.00

THE WEATHER STATION - same LP (paradise of - Deluxe 140g virgin vinyl LP features heavy-duty board jacket with full lyrics, full-color inner sleeve, and high-res Bandcamp download code On her fourth (and tellingly self-titled) album as The Weather Station, Tamara Lindeman reinvents, and more deeply roots, her extraordinary, acclaimed songcraft, framing her precisely detailed, exquisitely wrought prose-poem narratives in bolder and more cinematic musical settings. The result is her most sonically direct and emotionally candid statement to date, a work of profound urgency and artistic generosity. "Timeless... Measured, perceptive storytelling. A singer with an unmistakable & communicative voice, able to convey hope & hurt with equal clarity." - Pitchfork "She writes literate songs with unusual precision & sings them in an understated, open-hearted way that lends good poetry the directness of conversation." - Uncut "Bob Dylan aside, the singer-songwriter I've listened to most over the past year, & to whom I expect to be paying attention for many more to come, is Tamara Lindeman, who, under the name the Weather Station, performs songs notable for a conversational fluency, a diarist's powers of observation, & a quiet refusal of emotional simplicities." - Richard Williams, The Guardian)) 20.00

WITH THE DEAD - love from with the dead DLP (rise above - Doom is all around us. The optimism of a new millennium has steadily disintegrated. The light at the end of the tunnel turned out to be a burning tower block and the powers-that-be are dancing in the smouldering ruins. Humanity is eating itself and we’re all terminally fucked. As a result, it makes perfect sense that the emergence of British doom metal mavens With The Dead would strike a dissonant chord with so many people. Formed in 2014 by former Cathedral/Napalm Death frontman and Rise Above Records boss Lee Dorrian and ex-Electric Wizard/Ramesses bassisit/guitarist Tim Bagshaw, the band coalesced in a monetary burst of spontaneity and shared fury, resulting in the release of their eponymous debut album in 2015: one of that year’s most widely acclaimed releases and a welcome shot in the arm for fans of merciless, unrelenting sonic despair. Hell-bent on staking a further claim to be doom metal’s most intense and remorseless practitioners, With The Dead have now completed work on their second album, Love From With The Dead. Comprising tracks recorded during two separate sessions with celebrated studio guru Jaime Gomez Arellano, the new material represents the first fruits of the band’s recently retooled line-up. Joining Lee and Tim are bassist Leo Smee (ex-Cathedral) and drummer Alex Thomas (ex Bolt Thrower). It is, without doubt,  that With The Dead are a formidable and substantial proposition, the quartet’s second album could hardly provide a more apposite soundtrack to the deeply fucked up and irrevocably dysfunctional state of the world in 2017. Both a fine example of the simple, savage power of the riff and an authentic outpouring of anger, bitterness, bile and vivid existential dread, it is the living, breathing, screaming embodiment of heaviness itself. Cometh the hour, cometh the bringers of doom) 24.00

hey. welcome to another newsletter for october. we are in full effect again … We got some sick new  records in like the new SUTEKH HEXEN / HISSING - split LP, long awaited ÁINE O'DWYER - Gallarais LP, new CHELSEA WOLFE - hiss spun DLP, new HAUNTER / SOVEREIGN - split TAPE on Vendetta, SIMON JOYNER - Step Into The Earthquake DLP, SHANNON LAY - Living Water LP,

restock of the HYPE WILLIAMS - Rainbow Edition LP, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM restocks, some dark entires restocks and more

Vendetta released a new HAUNTER / SOVEREIGN - split TAPE and started taking pre orders for the BARROWLANDS LP & the BELUS LP

13.10. MAJORITY RULE (USA) + THE PRIM @ Zukunft Am Ostkreuz

02.11.0 ULTHA & YELLOW EYES @Urban Spree


25.11. SHOPPING (UK) plus support

Thank you
Robert & Klose & Norman


CONDITION - Subjugated Fate 7“ (iron lung - CØNDITIØN is back with a masterful stroke of devastation to follow up 2015's Actual Hell. They say some things get better with age and in this case we couldn't agree more. "Subjugated Fate" is an exploded blister on the rotten skin of humanity. And like that jingle that won't stop playing in your head, a festering sore in the aural canal. Still big, still vicious and always pure American D-Beat. Accept nothing less. 300 copies on radiation yellow vinyl with hand stamped labels housed in JAYBO art on a textured folder sleeve. Includes a download. Recorded in Lost Angeles by MIKE KRIEBEL. Punk.) 11.00


ÁINE O'DWYER - Gallarais LP (mie - After releasing the now long sold out and incredible Music for Church Cleaners 2LP a few years ago MIE Music brings you Áine O'Dwyer's new record ‚Gallarais'. Sleep music, the underworld Twenty-six letters were sent, not far to travel, from Proust, hypersensitive writer to his upstairs neighbour, Marie Williams – ‘I was rather troubled by noise . . . I was trying to sleep off an attack. But at 8am the tapping on the parquet was so distinct that the Veronal didn’t work and I woke with the attack still raging.’ Marie Williams played harp, though it was not the harp that dragged Proust from the fumes of a bedroom armed against asthma attacks, cork-lined to smother noise. Hammerings disturbed him, the banging of carpet fitters, crates nailed shut. Similar disturbances creep into his books periodically: the ‘disagreeable’ noise of a newly installed heating boiler, ‘a sort of spasmodic hiccup’, which nonetheless served on every re-hearing to revive images of misty landscapes caught in his memory and ‘studied’ during the first morning the heater began its work. Proust spoke of an imperceptible breath, ‘like the wind breathing into the stem of a reed’, mingling with the subdued song of his dying grandmother’s breathing, ‘swift and light . . . gliding like a skater towards the delicious fluid’, the human sighs released at the approach of death, suggesting pain or pleasure ‘in those who can no longer feel’. David Toop, on hearing Áine O’Dwyer’s Gallarais and the subsequent conversations between November 2016 and January 2017.) 18.00

BRIGITTE FONTAINE & ARESKI - L'INCENDIE LP (byg - BACK IN PRINT! A reissue on 180-gram vinyl with reproduced artwork and labels. A wonderful work of minimal ethno-folk by the graceful Brigitte Fontaine and Areski Belkacem.) 18.00

CHELSEA WOLFE - hiss spun DLP (sargent house - 2LP with custom etching on side D + Download Card. "When musicians have this intensity in them, they often get to it sooner and stay put. Ms. Wolfe sounds like she's using it by choice, not disposition; she can use different kinds of darkness as colour or tincture." - New York Times "The reigning dark priestess of goth-scarred art rock." - Rolling Stone Hiss Spun is Chelsea Wolfe's sixth album, following her acclaimed 2015 album Abyss. Hiss Spun is at once dynamic, heavy, and raw. Recorded by Kurt Ballou (Converge), the album was conceived as an emotional purge, a means of coming to terms with the tumult of the outside world by exploring the complexities of one's inner unrest. Every Chelsea Wolfe album is cathartic, but never before has both the artist and her audience so desperately needed this kind of emotional purging.) 30.00

THE DINOSAURS - same LP (bdr  - The DINOSAURS were a garage-punk band that formed in St. Louis in 1978. Made up of misfits and outsiders, they existed alongside but apart from the emerging punk rock movement. To record collectors, the Dinosaurs are the creators of the sought after “Rock & Roll Moron” 45, which the band self-released in 1979. But to most patrons of underground culture around the Midwest, the Dinosaurs are known as the starting point in the musical history of BOB REUTER, St. Louis’ D.I.Y. “Renaissance Man” who gained regional success as a songwriter, radio DJ (“Bob’s Scratchy Records”), lo-fi photographer, and late-in-life author. Inspired by the new wave counterculture as much as the pop sensibilities it rebelled against, the Dinosaurs played a mix of proto-punk and classic rock, delighting some while offending others. Consisting of four ne’er-do-well city boys, the Dinosaurs were defiantly uncouth and had an explosive energy that mirrored the raw aggression of the forgotten, post-industrial Midwest city they called home. Alongside the catchy and compulsive songwriting of the band’s founder, Bob Reuter, the Dinosaurs became oddities in St. Louis’ growing punk scene. They made an initial splash as the weekend house band in a neighborhood dive bar playing for four hours a night. Their sets attracted a mixed crowd of factory workers, freaks and oddballs who fell in love with the wild musicians and the unruly atmosphere their music created. After a few months and one too many violent incidents, the band was asked to move on. The Dinosaurs drifted from venue to venue around the St. Louis metropolitan area, bringing their small but rowdy and loyal following with them wherever they went. At times they were celebrated, but at other times their brazen attitudes brought them into conflict with the rest of the scene. After a year and a half and one self-released 45, the band imploded on stage and went their separate ways.) 18.00

HYPNOBEAT - Prototech DLP (dark entries - Dark Entries and Serendip Lab have teamed up to release ‘Prototech’, the first vinyl retrospective by German electronic trio Hypnobeat, recorded 1984-86. James Dean Brown and Pietro Insipido formed Hypnobeat in 1983, but it was the addition of Victor Sol only a few months later that found the project reaching, as Brown puts it, "the desired level of technical sophistication." In time, Tobias Freund also lent his talents (and equipment) to this loose-fit sonic scheme, where the protagonists sought a new, electronic manifestation of mankind’s tribal music roots. Two cassette releases surfaced – 1985’s "Huggables", and "Specials/Spatials" the following year. By this point the Frankfurt-based group had already explored fiercely mechanical creative expression through various configurations of hardware and personnel, revolving around core ingredients such as the TR-808, TB-303 and MC-202. The project lived on in spirit as Brown activated Narcotic Syntax in the 90s. While a more modern, digital concern, rooted in the Perlon label family, NS still channeled the Hypnobeat concept of a "new tribalism", not least on their "Provocative Percussion" double 12" released in 2006. For all the punky veneer, there are instances where these tracks reach staggering levels of sophistication, not least on "Slash! Buffalo Eats Brass" with its intricately programmed 303 lines and nimble beats that sound a far cry from most machine music made in 1986. Prescient "Can God Rewind?" is also dazzling in the complexity of its percussion and the richness of its synth lines in C as they throb out a bastardised version of acidic Disco straight out of the rhythm collider. Elsewhere, some tracks are more primal in their execution. Visceral opening track "The Arumbaya Fetish" was a cathartic venting of Brown’s least favourite sound on the 808, the iconic cowbell, while the astounding proto-Acid miniature "Moon Jump" places limber 303 lead lines in a hail of thunderstruck patterns. "Kilian" has a stripped down quality that speaks more to the industrial era that Hypnobeat was conceived in, and "Mission In Congo" is a raw, reverb-soaked drum workout that captures the percussive-obsessive nature of Hypnobeat perfectly. Six of the seven tracks selected on this collection were primarily powered by two 808s. "I am amazed that the release sounds like we really had a plan back then…" states Brown, but this accidental magic is in fact the raison d’etre of Hypnobeat. They weren’t the only ones prefiguring the next big revolutions in electronic music in the mid 80s, but there certainly weren’t many artists stumbling across modes of expression that sound so relevant today. All songs are remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. Housed in a jacket featuring cave engravings by Pietro Insipido of an archer and animal printed in a wallpaper pattern style designed by Eloise Leigh. Each copy includes an transparent insert of an x-ray photograph from 1984 of Romulus Cœurque holding the circuit board of a BOSS DR-55 rhythm machine.) 25.00

HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER - Hallelujah Anyhow LP Hallelujah Anyhow is the new studio album from HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER. Its ten new songs, penned by HGM principal M.C. TAYLOR, were recorded with BRAD COOK, PHIL COOK, JOSH KAUFMAN, DARREN JESSEE, MICHAEL LEWIS and EVAN RINGEL. ALEXANDRA SAUSER-MONNIG, TIFT MERRITT, SKYLAR GUDASZ, TAMISHA WADEN, MAC MCCAUGHAN and JOHN PAUL WHITE provided vocal harmonies. “I see the dark clouds. I was designed to see them. They’re the same clouds of fear and destruction that have darkened the world since Revelations, just different actors. But this music is for hope. That’s the only thing I want to say about it. Love is the only way out. I’ve never been afraid of the darkness; it’s just a different kind of light. And if some days that belief comes harder than others, hallelujah anyhow.”—M.C. Taylor.) 20.00

KEINE AHNUNG - Keine Ahnung LP (dark entries - Keine Ahnung was a quartet from Wörth am Rhein, Germany formed in 1980. The original line up was Rolf Schmuck, Franz H. Rodenkirchen, Elke Fuchs and Olaf Schumacher. Hermann Kopp from Stuttgart, a friend of the band, contributed a composition on their first LP and became a full member in 1985. Taking cues from Conrad Schnitzler, Tuxedomoon and Dome, the band members shared a common interest in industrial, pop, avant garde literature and cinema. Their controversial name translates to “Don’t know” or “Haven’t got a clue” in German. The quartet would record three LPs in 6 years, two of which remain unreleased.   In March 1983, Keine Ahnung recorded their self-produced and financed debut LP in two days in a small studio in Stuttgart (12 hours total). The mixing was done in one day in a studio in Karlsruhe, April 1983. The self-titled LP was released later that summer on their own PASSIV label in an edition of 1000 copies. This record obtained recognition far beyond the German borders. Keine Ahnung in the studio and live were completely different. Studio time was expensive in these days, so the music was minimal electronic pop, expertly crafted and razor sharp man machine music. The live sound utilized more complex synthesizers, tapes, guitars, metal percussion and custom built electronics. The beats and bass lines came from the Roland 606/303 duo triggering a KORG MS-20 for the bass drum. The track "Funkbild DPA" is a spontaneous "live in the studio" recording, that gives a hint of what the live sound was like. All four members would take turns singing and playing the instruments.   The original master tape was transferred by Frieder Butzmann in Berlin. All songs have been remastered by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, CA. The vinyl is housed in an exact replica jacket designed by Rolf Schmuck, featuring black and white texture and cartoon drawings the band members. Each copy includes a double sided insert featuring lyrics, notes and photos of the band.) 18.00

LARRY CONKLIN & JOCHEN BLUM - jackdaw LP (tompkins - The fourth LP in Tompkins Square's series of private press solo guitar reissues, all by artists featured on the compilation Imaginational Anthem Vol 8 : The Private Press. LARRY CONKLIN bought his first guitar, a Gibson J-45, in 1970, after he got out of the army. “I taught myself to play. I wrote songs and instrumentals (at that time Bert Jansch was my guiding light). I listened to a lot of people—Leo Kottke, John Renbourn, Django Reinhardt, Lonnie Johnson, Robert Johnson—and especially Rev. Gary Davis, who played only with his thumb and index finger as I did.” Larry’s first record, Jackdaw was self-released in 1980 and includes beautiful solo 12 string acoustic guitar tracks, as well as gentle acoustic duets with violinist, JOCHEN BLUM. Larry met Jochen in Florence, Italy, in 1980 and commented that “his violin playing put excitement into my music. It was special. I pressed 300 copies and sent them out into the world.”  Larry wrote '”The Diamond Cutter” in 1978 while going to Seattle Community College, in a creative writing course. The inspiration for the song, according to Larry “was a girl who wrote a poem to a departing lover - You only deal with cut glass. I deal with diamonds. I introduced myself to her as the Diamond Cutter.” In 1985 while living in Berlin, Larry got a letter from a woman in Seattle who informed him that Charles Royer was running for a third term as Mayor of Seattle and that “The Diamond Cutter” was being used as a campaign song. Royer won, November 5th 1985.) 18.00

LE SEUL ELEMENT - demon LP (The 2017 album from French experimental noise wave artist Le Seul Élément, including a guest appearance by darkwave darlings Bestial Mouths! On their debut album Demon, Le Seul Élément combines elements of piano, noise and darkwave, weaving textures and melodies with incredible skill. A rare solo project from a French artist who has mainly been involved in collaborative projects, Demon abounds with a sense of newly found artistic freedom, taking it’s time to build its tense sonic textures. There’s a vast, cinematic quality to LSE’s music, which makes it no surprise that one of Demon’s tracks, the melancholic epic “Mad Mersey Beat,” has already been tapped for use in an upcoming horror movie Devil’s Domain starring Michael Madsen (Kill Bill, Reservoir Dogs). The album also features a brilliant collaboration with Lynette Cerezo, vocalist and founding member of dark electronic band and fellow Cleopatra Records artist Bestial Mouths, on the track “Her Eyes,” which can be streamed below.
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MAPACHE - Mapache LP (“Close your eyes and imagine the Everly Brothers wearing Tie-Dyed Nudie Suits. Okay, now open them. There’s Mapache. Clay Finch and Sam Blasucci are barely in their 20s and already rising to the top of the new wave of West Coast Cosmic Americana. Born and raised in Glendale, California, their breathtaking harmonies and heartfelt yet heady sound was honed by surfing the beaches and exploring the deserts and canyons of their native California.  “The lineage of the band has blood running back to the first wave of psychedelic country revivalists Beachwood Sparks—Clay is a cousin of main man Chris Gunst. Chris and I went to bat for the band by helping them score their first club shows and recording sessions with Dan Horne.  “Dan eventually produced this album at the vintage analog halls of legendary Valentine Recording Studios, where the tape rolled and captured the live spirited harmony, skillful strumming and genuinely well-crafted songs that everyone from Chris Robinson to Jonathan Richman have fallen in love with. The real charm lies in the simplicity of their voices and the songs that recall a young Gene Clark, The Louvins, Crosby, Stills and Townes ... it’s all there and more.)18.00

MONARCH - Never Forever DLP (prfound lore - With their new album Never Forever, France’s premiere extreme doom metal band Monarch take their singular style of punishing ritualistic amplifier worship toward melancholic territory. More ghostly, atmospheric, and haunting than 2014’s Sabbracadaver, this latest also sees more form and shape with their songwriting while still harnessing that plodding, down-tuned, crushing low-end that is their signature backdrop to vocalist Emilie Bresson’s enchanting and spellbinding vocals. With this album’s melancholic tone, Bresson’s vocals are increasingly ethereal and delicate, while still juxtaposing them with her otherworldly harsh shrieks.  Since 2002, Monarch have been France’s most recognized and active band in the scene, supported through countless tours all over the world (recently including multiple ones of Japan) and myriad releases on multiple respected labels, alongside such like-minded bands as Corrupted, Noothgrush, Burning Witch, and Khanate.) 31.00

O TERCO - Terco LP (O Terço was one of the first progressive bands from Brazil. The band, whose name means "rosary beads" in Portuguese, first formed in 1968. On their first album, O Terço (1970) was not yet full on prog, but it is a seminal work in the history Brazilian progressive music. There are obvious influences of the Moody Blues, and Pink Floyd.) 16.00

PRIMITIVE MAN - Caustic 2LP (relapse - Denver’s nihilistic trio PRIMITIVE MAN return with Caustic, their second full-length offering of soul-crushing blackened doom and noise-ridden claustrophobia. Recorded and produced at Flatline Audio by Dave Otero (Cobalt, Cephalic Carnage, Cattle Decapitation), Caustic is 12 songs and 75+ minutes of bloodcurdling howls, abysmal tones and dense, unsettling feedback spewing forth a cesspool of utter misery. With lyrical themes ranging from political corruption, personal struggle and the crumbling social climate facing the world today, Caustic serves as a cataclysmic soundtrack for a world gone awry.) 25.00

RAVEN - who do you see LP (goldne - Originally from Terre Haute Indiana, members of Raven played and toured with bands such as Reo Speedwagon, Cheap Trick, Dan fogelberg etc.. George Phelps who had joined The “Carnations” met up with “Goliath” members in a studio and through a myriad of circumstances, teaming up with drummer Robert Wolff (ex “Micah”) these musicians merged into “Raven” in Louisville KY in late 1972. From this moment on, the band toured extensively through 24 states non-stop for the next 4 years before recording this material in 1976, unreleased until today. The material was recorded in Atlanta Georgia at a studio called “The Sound Pit” Memories of going into the studio at night and working until the sun came up and feeling like I was floating on a cloud because it sounded so good (Doug – Raven’s keyboardist) Soon after the recording was completed, Raven got a record deal with Capricorn records. 2 weeks later, they went bankrupt. The tapes were subsequently destroyed in a fire. Strictly limited to 500 copies in high quality old-style tip-on Jacket + Obi.) 20.00

SHANNON LAY - Living Water LP (mare - Received a 7.8 rating from Pitchfork.  The debut release on Mare, Kevin Morby’s new imprint with Woodsist Records, Shannon Lay’s Living Water is an instant classic. Recorded by Emmet Kelly (Cairo Gang, Bonnie Prince Billy, Ty Segall) in his Los Angeles home studio, this is an album where the room reacts to the music taking shape around it.  Lay’s voice transcends time and space. One can’t tell if she’s old or new, if she’s sitting next to you, on a mountain top, or down in some canyon. Her second album to be released in 2017, she is a prolific songwriter, who lives and breathes melody, with guitar skills to boot. Despite its fourteen tracks, the album comes in well under forty minutes, but like Pink Moon or Just Another Diamond Day before it, this is music so potent it exists outside the realms of time—in a world specific only to itself and the new feelings it creates.) 20.00

SIMON JOYNER - Step Into The Earthquake DLP (US Press! Simon Joyner is among America’s best songwriters, so says Gillian Welch, Conor Oberst, Kevin Morby, and others. With his new double album, Step Into The Earthquake, he strikes for the personal while acknowledging that the times they are a-changin’ around us again. Things are leaning shitty right now, and the characters in Joyner’s songs experience the dissolution of comfort amid anxious concerns regarding our turbulent times. To record, Joyner’s band, The Ghosts, holed up with longtime collaborator, Michael Krassner (Boxhead Ensemble), in Omaha’s ARC Studio, developing songs from skeletal foundations to full-on group efforts.  Joyner’s vision may be dark but it stops short of nihilism. Where do we go from here? The best move toward answering that question is knowing where we stand right now. This expansive album offers a poet’s truthful view, however disconcerting, that to survive whatever is coming for us, we have to confront and understand it first. So, go ahead and step into the earthquake.  “Omaha has given us the reigning heir to Henry Miller’s dark emotional mirror, Townes Van Zandt’s three-chord moan, and Lou Reed’s warehouse minimalism: his name is Simon Joyner.” — Gillian Welch  “Pound for pound Simon Joyner is my favorite lyricist of all time.” — Conor Oberst “Simon’s always been a secret handshake amongst me and my peers. He’s a pioneer.” — Kevin Morby) 25.00

SUTEKH HEXEN / HISSING - split LP (flenser - Hissing and Sutekh Hexen are two of the murkiest, most cacophonous groups operating in the margins of the contemporary metal underground. Now, these hellish projects come together to release a split album on The Flenser. Since 2008, Sutekh Hexen have turned the paradigm of black metal completely on its ear. The group creates what can be described as a dense tapestry of black noise, or a wall of intricate tones deconstructing itself brick by brick. Their rich, unparalleled compositions cultivate further interest with each listen. Founded in 2014 out of a mutual interest in deranged and punishing sounds, Seattle’s Hissing is often described as “blackened sludge.” This does little justice describing the harsh, dissonant soundscapes created by this trio. To date they have released two EPs through Disorder Recordings and Southern Lord, and have a full-length forthcoming.) 18.00

VILE CREATURE - a steady descent into the soil LP (broken limb - A Steady Descent into the Soil is the debut LP from St. Catharines, Ontario's Vile Creature. Crafted during winter 2014 and recorded in an abandoned school house in rural Canada, the record acts as a cull of emotions derived from the inherent violence and hatred experienced growing up queer around the millennium, a time much less homo-positive than today's landscape. Three songs of fuzzed-out atmospheric doom are sprawled over nearly 40 minutes, creating a record described as "wonderfully unique" and "undeniably original" by noisey & metalinjection, respectively.) 14.00


HAUNTER / SOVEREIGN - split TAPE (For a scene which was once so reviled, the US black metal movement is a treasure trove of creativity. From sea to boiling sea, there are countless bands who either add a tremendous weight to black metal or whet its ever-dulling blade. Two younger bands, Haunter and Sovereign, represent this pummeling power and sharp ferocity, respectively. Together on this split, they write a greater truth concerning the creative spirit of American Black Metal in the new century." ( invisible oranges )) 6.00


COMETBUS - #58 MAG (A teenager finds solace in a diner full of grumpy seniors during the heydey of San Francisco punk. The latest Cometbus zine reads like a novel, but is it fiction or thinly disguised autobiography? That's up to the reader to decide and AARON never to let on. Either way, it captures the spirit of a place and an era, from the sexual and racial politics to the sour taste of the coffee and the backstory of the woman glaring at you) 3.00

MAXIMUM ROCK N ROLL - #412 | September 2017 MAG (Another killer issue ripping it up with features on ALICE BAG, MIDNITE SNAXXX, ELIX-R, NO U TURN, FATIGUE, SACRIFICIO, COLD INSTITUTION, BIG MESS, Nothing Nice To Say Fest, Dumb Fest, and more. Also included are the usual assortment of columns, news items, action-packed photos and reviews.) 5.00

MAXIMUM ROCK N ROLL - #413 October 2017 MAG (A ripping four-hundred-thirteenth issue of punk rock's finest gets you the goods on NEON, NOFU, FEATURE, MACHO BOYS, MONIKA ESTRELLA NEGRA & MICHELLE GARZA CERVERA, FURY, BAUS, and LOS IMPUESTOS, along with the usual assortment of columns, news items, action-packed photos and reviews. They're also hiring, so apply already, punk.) 5.00

hi, sometimes we got no patiences and sent out the news a day earlier just to fuck your and our routine. BAM will be in the next 6 weeks one man short - so maybe the operation will slow down a little bit, but we try to keep up with our normal standard. Please try to place orders just via the webstore to make it all easier for the both of us. Thank you!!!

Besides that we got a bunch of sick new releases and restocks. The new DOWNTOWN BOYS LP is in, new and old stuff from DogKnights (no omega, i hate sex etc), new amazing releases from Holiday Records in Italy, a new Ostraca LP, the new RAINFOREST SPIRITUAL ENSLAVEMENT - Fallen Leaves Camouflaged Behind Tropical Flowers LP and some other goodies.

11.08. SALAD DAYS screening at at Freiliuftkino Pompeji

13.10. MAJORITY RULE (USA) + THE PRIM @ Zukunft Am Ostkreuz

25.11. SHOPPING (UK) plus support

Thank you
Robert & Klose & Norman


GILLIAN CARTER / EYELET - split 7“ (i corrupt - One year since the release of their remarkable LP ‘Dreams of Suffocation’ and a split with COMA REGALIA, Florida screamo band GILLIAN CARTER are back with an incredibly enrapturing co-release with Maryland act EYELET, whose excellent EP ‘Error(s)’ apparently did not reveal everything they are capable of. Where loads of classic and modern screamo bands wrap up their sadness in massive maelstroms of violent outbursts, this exceptional split explores the genre’ inherent melancholic and emotional facet more fully. Without losing the overwhleming, ferocious countenance.) 6.00


THE COATHANGERS - parasite 12“ (suicide squeeze -  ONE-SIDED 12" w/ B-SIDE ETCHING + LIMITED EDITION 12" PRESSING ON SEA GREEN VINYL + FIRST 12" PRESSING LIMITED TO 2000 COPIES w/ DL COUPON Parasite kicks off with the title track, a rowdy throwback to a younger, angrier incarnation of the band. Crafted in the wake of the election and during a tumultuous period in the band members' private lives, "Parasite" is pure catharsis. "During the making of our last album, I didn't want to scream anymore, I just wanted to sing and focus on melody. When we came to this recording, I just wanted to scream and curse," says guitarist/vocalist Julia Kugel. If the EP is meant as a journey through the various stages of the band's career, it certainly storms out of the gate with the same kind of piss-and-vinegar of their eponymous debut .And while "Wipe Out" is another rowdy venture, with bassist Meredith Franco taking over the lead vocal duties over a steady barrage of pointed power-chords, it also showcases the rousing choruses that elevated the trio from underground heroines to an internationally renowned garage act.) 15.00

DOWNTOWN BOYS - cost of living LP (sub pop - The United States' myriad inequalities, hatreds and phobias are painfully evident in 2017, offering proof that the age-old dichotomy of "political bands" versus "apolitical bands" simply doesn't exist. Either you are comfortable and unfazed by the current reigning power structures, or you use your music as a vehicle for the dismantling of oppression and the creation of something better. No matter what your songs are about, you are choosing a side. The position of Providence, RI's Downtown Boys has been clear since they started storming through basements and DIY spaces with their radically-minded rock music: they are here to topple the white-cis-het hegemony and draft a new history. Downtown Boys began by combining revolutionary ideals with boundless energy and contagious, inclusive fun, and their resolve has only strengthened as their sound and audience have grown. Cost of Living is their third full-length, following a self-released 2012 debut and 2015's Full Communism on Don Giovanni Records.) 19.00

Loser Edition 21.00

EVERY STRANGER LOOKS LIKE YOU - Bluest Shade of Black LP (dog knights - Every Stranger Looks Like You is a 3 piece grunge/post-hardcore band based in Brakel, Belgium. With a track record consisting of 80 shows, 2 tours, 5 releases, ESLLY definitely is no newcomer to the scene. Ever since the release of their debut EP, ESLLY have been giving proof of their relentless work ethic. Word of their insanely energetic live performances quickly spread and led them to share the stage with names such as Bass Drum Of Death (US), Listener (US), Break Even (OZ), The Shrine (US), The Cold Harbour (UK), local heavyweights such as Kapitan Korsakov, Cocaine Piss, Brutus and many more. „De Morgen”, one of Belgium’s biggest news papers, might have described it best: “(their show is)…a crushing half hour. As filthy as the dishwater in a college bar, as sharp and stinging as a well placed comparison. If this is ‘the shape of punk to come’, I’ll have one punk membership, please.” Recorded and mixed at Much Luv Studio and mastered by Carl Saff (Fu Manchu, Drug Church, Touché Amoré,,…), this release will push the boundaries of the genres ESLLY finds itself in, and leave people in awe.) 14.00

FLETCHER TUCKER - cold spring LP (gnomlife - Cold Spring is an artifact of Fletcher Tucker's deep inhabitation of Big Sur, California. Recorded gradually over the course of four years, songs were gathered on cloud-hidden peaks, wrung out from moss, and received while splitting wood, pushing through brush, and making camp. These recordings serve as trails, leading deep into a mythopoetic backcountry where forgotten mysticism and abandoned ancestral knowledge resurface. In arranging the soundscapes of Cold Spring, Tucker took inspiration from Gregorian chants, Shakuhachi (zen flute) compositions, ancient Chinese paintings of mountains and mist, and of course the landscape of Big Sur itself. Analog synthesizers surge like storm-swollen creeks. A 110-year-old pump organ rumbles up from the depths of a ravine. Drones from 12-string electric guitars flicker like torchlight. Distinct aural-textures – buzzing rosined bows, resonant bells, trembling leaf rattles – punctuate the sound-world of Cold Spring. Ethereal harmonies by Molly Erin Sarlé (of Mountain Man) drift above Tucker's dark baritone. In Tucker's words, "Cold Spring is an invitation to draw the blade of your mind across a whetstone of mythos and song. To hone your awareness of the uncanny, sense into the liminal, and awake within a vast atavistic wilderness.“ Cold Spring is the first LP released by Fletcher Tucker under his own name. Tucker created five full-length albums and several EPs under the project name Bird By Snow (the last, Offering, was released in 2012). Tucker has performed on and produced records by Little Wings, Fountainsun, and Daniel Higgs. He is also the founder of Gnome Life Records.) 20.00

I HATE SEX - World Of Grief LP (dog knights - I Hate Sex is a screamo band from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Since their inception early 2015, I Hate Sex have released an EP titled Circle Thinking, along with three splits with international and local bands. They have played many local, national and international shows including a Japanese tour in the summer of 2016. Following the release of World of Grief, I Hate Sex will be touring Europe during the month of May.) 14.00

KARKHANA - For Seun Matta LP (holidays - Featuring some of the most innovative players from Beirut, Cairo and Istanbul, Karkhana met for the first time in Beirut in 2014, bringing together influences from the three major experimental music scenes of the region and beyond. Through their live shows, the band's seven multi-instrumentalists build a transcendental atmosphere developing what could possibly be called free Middle Eastern music. Shades and traces of shaabi, tarab, sufi and much more are heard in the distinct blend of free jazz and psychedelic krautrock they've created. Recorded and mixed by Matt Bordin at Outside Inside Studio - in only two days - and mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering Studio in Chicago, For Seun Matta is the first studio album by the band, following Nafas (Omlott, 2016) and Live At Metro Al-Madina(Sagittarius A-Star, 2015). Featuring Sharif Sehnaoui on electric guitar, Sam Shalabi (The Dwarfs of East Agouza) on oud and electric guitar, Maurice Louca (The Dwarfs of East Agouza) on organ and synth, Umut Çağlar (Konstrukt) on zurna, gralla, bamboo flutes, and percussion, Mazen Kerbaj on trumpet, Tony Elieh on electric bass, and with the recent addition of Michael Zerang on drums. "I wish I could track down more of this tantalising outfit's music to share...This Middle Eastern supergroup first got together to celebrate the music of Egyptian surf guitarist Omar Khorshid – who was also a key figure in Oum Kalthoum's orchestra – but their remit has expanded somewhat and now they're fully committed to outer-perimeter explorations in Krautrock-leaning, cosmic free jazz" (John Doran, The Guardian)) 18.00

KÜKEN - Küken LP (drunken sailor - After an amazing debut LP and 7" on Bachelor Records, Hamburg Punks 'Kuken are back with their killer new record. Featuring Chris and Phillip, the twins from The Kidnappers, Kuken drop the powerpop sound from that band, strip everything back and create a total wall of sound. It's dark, paranoid, tight as hell, 12 songs and not one of them tops the 2 minute mark, no messing around, every song just hits you. If you like your punk, nasty, driven and bleak, this is for you. Comes on reverse board, with insert and download card. ) 14.00

MARIA MONTI – Il Bestiario LP (holidays - Deluxe vinyl reissue of Maria Monti's legendary Il Bestiario, a prime example of the avant-garde art-song of the 1970s. Knew for her renderings of Italian popular songs, Maria Monti is an Italian singer and actress with a noteworthy career: cabaret singer in the '60s, ambitious avant-garde folk artist in the '70s, and starring in films by directors as such as Sergio Leone (Fistful of Dynamite) and Bernardo Bertolucci (1900). Il Bestiario is a near perfect emblem of the fascinating territory gained through collaboration. It enlisted the radical poet Aldo Braibanti as its lyricist, features arrangements and synthesizer from Alvin Curran (Musica Elettronica Viva), the baritone saxophone of Roberto Laneri (Prima Materia), as well as the soprano saxophone of jazz legend Steve Lacy. The result is absolutely stunning, musically unique within the respective outputs of its participants' long and noted careers. One of the most beautiful and neglected albums of its decade.) 20.00

NO OMEGA - Culture LP (dog knights - No Omega's third full-length album. Follow up from EP 'Occupants' (2015). Recorded in Söderhamn with Dennis Bertilsson, in November and December, 2016. All vocals (except guest vocals and main vocals on 'Culture', 'Unsociable' and 'Safe', as well as guest vocals on 'Contortion') recorded in Stockholm with Ted Lundwall, in January 2017. Mixed and mastered by Jack Shirley at Atomic Garden Studio in San Fransisco. ) 14.00

OSTRACA - Last LP (i corrupt - Last is the second full-length album by US heavy screamo act Ostraca and it contains all elements fans of said genre need: From high-pitched and desperate screams, melodic as well as spazzy guitar riffs, fast and forward pushing drums to intense and quiet moments to take a breath and get lost in the sound. Those six songs are the perfect tunes for all screamo lovers and fans of City Of Caterpillar, Orchid and (older) Loma Prieta.) 12.00

RAINFOREST SPIRITUAL ENSLAVEMENT - Fallen Leaves Camouflaged Behind Tropical Flowers LP (hospital - Marking six years of Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement’s cultish, elemental output, Dominick Fernow (Prurient) gives the project’s first ever release a vinyl pressing for the first time, coiling up two extended tracts of impure, unnatural gloom ranking amongst his most cherished works. When RSE was first conceived with Fallen Leaves Camouflaged Behind Tropical Flowers in 2011, the project was shrouded in a veil of mystery which left many fiends guessing to its provenance - it seemed too far reduced to be identified as Fernow’s work, but also didn’t easily resonate with anyone of Hospital Productions’ usual suspects, instead holding a unique line of stygian slow techno that sounded like some our bleakest, febrile fantasies come to life. Soon enough RSE’s creator and navigator was indeed revealed to be Fernow, and the project became regarded among his most prized golems by those in the know, not least because it was starkly defined in contrast to his myriad other pseudonyms - Vatican Shadow, Prurient, Christian Cosmos, Force Publique Congo, and so on - by dint of its perceived restraint and glowering minimalism. Perhaps because of that stringent, meditative asceticism, the hypnotic grip of RSE has remained undiminished and perhaps as strong as ever on this new vinyl edition, where the Predator heartbeat and keening tonal groans of Life Would Transform sound more pensive and narcotically effective than ever, and the the borderland industrial chug and clag of Skull Covered In Moss seems to be seated deeper into its dank gloom, emulating a location recording of a burial-by-mud in some godforsaken no-man’s-land, with lurking parakeets and mechanical birds awaiting their turn on your soon-to-be carrion. Life Would Transfor. Life Would Transform  Skull Covered In Moss) 22.00

ROUGH HANDS - Let Me Win Your Hearts And Minds LP (dog knights - At the tail end of 2015, ROUGH HANDS entered Brighton Electric Studios to record their long-awaited debut album ‘Let Me Win Your Hearts And Minds'. Pushed to their absolute musical limits by producer Jag Jago (The Ghost Of A Thousand, The Maccabees, The Xcerts) and mastered by Peter van 't Riet (DragonForce, ...Trail of Dead), the album has been described in Metal Hammer's 'Firing Range' section as "A perfect blend of Hardcore and Post-Hardcore" that will no doubt be regarded as one of the most exciting releases of 2016.) 13.00

SAKATA / MOTA / DI DOMENICO / CALLEJA - jomon LP (holidays -Japanese saxophone transgressor Akira Sakata meets with his long-time collaborator and Fender Rhodes virtuoso Giovanni Di Domenico, Portuguese guitarist Manuel Mota, and drummer Mathieu Calleja for a session recorded at Les Ateliers Claus in Brussels. Named after the Jomon period of the Japanese prehistory - when Japan was inhabited by a hunter-gatherer culture rich in tools, clay pottery, and jewelry made from bone and stone - the record features three tracks: Jomon (縄文), Kaen (火焔), and Dogu (土偶). The Dogu (literally: "clay figures") were small humanoid and animal figurines made during the Jomon period for religious purpose: it may have been believed that illnesses could be transferred into the Dogu, then destroyed, clearing the illness, or any other misfortune. The record itself is a musical healing ritual invoking and unleashing a powerful demon with Sakata's throat singing, then slowly hypnotizing it in the second half of the album, putting it back into its vault before it's too late. Beautiful artwork made with Sakata's hand-painted Kanji characters. Pressing info:  250 copies on black) 18.00

SQUADRA OMEGA - Nervoso LP holidays - The Squadra Omega teams up again revealing itself in the shape of a trio composed - exactly as for the session which gave birth to Il serpente nel cielo - by OmegaFrank (drums), OmegaG8 (bass, electronics) and OmegaMatt (guitar, organ, sax and electronics). An improvised session recorded live by Matt Bordin at Outside Inside Studio, where the Squadra goes nervously FREE - constantly suspended and harmonically non resolved - following a trail of skilled atonal jazz rock guitar tunes leading to moments of dazed electronics. Definitely not an easy-listening album, wonderfully rendered by a masterful cut made by Daniel Krieger at SST in Frankfurt. For fans of early ECM records. Cover artwork by Re delle Aringhe. Pressing info: 250 copies on black) 18.00

TRACHIMBROD - Leda LP (dog knights - Trachimbrod is a Screamo/Shoegaze band based in Stockholm/Malmö, Sweden. They released their debut album "A Collection of Hidden Sketches" in 2012 and a 12" split with Swedish band Sore Eyelids the following year. Their music is characterised by catchy drums and jangly guitar melodies combined with unique and emotional vocals. Even though the music tends to evolve from record to record, the unmistakable ‘Trachimbrod sound’ is always present. Leda - their second LP, will be released in April, 2017 by Dog Knights Productions (UK), Through Love Rec. (GER) and Zegema Beach Records (CAN). FFO: Raein, Suis la Lune, Touché Amoré, Mogwai) 14.00

TREEHOUSE - centre of the world LP (bedroom suck - Three boys from Hobart, Tasmania. The band hold their strength in a surprisingly heartfelt and unashamed guitar sound, full of emotional, gut wrenching sing-alongs - then transposing this into a contemporary Australian scene.They are interested only in their music and the reaction it sparks in their audience.) 20.00

WILLIAM BASINSKI + RICHARD CHARTIER - Divertissement LP (important - Divertissement is the third collaborative full length from minimalist composer William Basinski and sound artist Richard Chartier. The duo utilize electronics, piano, tape-loops and short wave radio to evoke a dense atmosphere suggesting hundreds of years of history rising up from the depths of a reverberating cathedral. Subtle, buried and intense murmurs of melody morph through this deeply consuming and slowly evolving composition in two parts. Pressed in an edition of 500 with beautiful cover drawings by artist James Elaine. 100 copies are on color vinyl for mailorder customers.) 27.00

YOUTH FUNERAL - Heavenward LP (dog knights - New Hampshire/ Massachusetts based Youth Funeral’s debut full-length Heavenward begins as one hopes it would, with a chaotic burst of energy that offers an immediate sense of what their bleak brand of fast-paced hardcore is all about: blasting drums, rumbling bass, and octave based guitar leads towered over by vocalist Casey Nealon’s gruff rhythmic yell. While this is all well and good, what marks Heavenward as a major step forward for the group comes in their ability to work outside the confines of aggressive music. Youth Funeral shows their versatility in tracks like “Only In Sleep Safe” which begins with a whirlwind of pick slides and punk beats that could lead into a straight ahead song yet takes the listener in another direction entirely, lolling lazily into a sliding guitar lead over a fuzzed out two-chord progression. While the hopeless feeling that dominates the beginning of the record remains, Youth Funeral presents the raw emotion found earlier in a new form that brings a welcome change of dynamic and pace. “Shadow Phases” similarly finds the band working outside of their comfort zone by adding an off-kilter groove in the middle of the song that makes the plummeting conclusion all the more poignant. While Heavenward at times captures the feedback driven aggression of modern acts like Loma Prieta and Lord Snow, Youth Funeral sets itself apart from current trends in hardcore by writing unpredictable, jarring music that fearlessly defies expectations of both genre and form.) 14.00


HEAVEN IN HER ARMS - White Halo TAPE (dog knights - Heaven In Her Arms' third LP 'white halo' as a deluxe limited edition cassette in a box-set w/ 5 double-sided art cards! Music is a medium of connection no matter what political and geographical borders want to dictate. What music in general is also celebrated for is the possibility to blend regional with global sounds to create new and unique soundscapes. Japan is one of those regional examples where the dominant structures of heavy music are mashed up with the local culture to preserve a musical testimony of the here and now. One of those bands who stand this balancing act between Western and Asian influences are Tokyo's HEAVEN IN HER ARMS. After ten years of relentlessly touring the world including destinations such as Europe, Russia and many parts of Asia and numerous critically acclaimed releases, HEAVEN IN HER ARMS are ready for the next chapter of their history. "White Halo" is the name of the upcoming longplayer that once again manifests the band's willingness to excel the own aspirations. This album fits perfectly into HEAVEN IN HER ARMS' discography without sounding antiquated or outdated, but offers everything that fans have been lurking for. What makes "White Halo" special is that the band's origin is once again audible in every single tone without serving any stereotypes or being pathetic. This album sounds like a visit to Tokyo with its roughly 14 million inhabitants, ever buzzing traffic and bright neon lights. It is easy to get lost but signs and structures remain as a golden thread that turns this trip into a delightful and fascinating journey. "White Halo" sounds huge and overwhelming with every little aspect in its own way. May it be the complex riffing, the pervading Japanese vocals or the overall dramatic composition. HEAVEN IN HER ARMS once again prove their distinctive sense for an unblemished songwriting that can keep pace with other big players in the genre.) 11.00

friday it is. first of all thank you all that came out of the City of Caterpillar & Wet The Rope shows.

In the meantime lots of new records and also  lots of restocks arrived like HIGH FUNCTIONING FLESH, YOUTH CODE, MOUNT EERIE & MICROPHONES, BEASTMILK - Climax LP restock, massive dischord restock, Priests restock, new GNOMLIFE releases & restocks like the FLETCHER TUCKER - cold spring LP, ORINDAL restocks and new stuff, lots of new NIGHT PEOPLE releases, RVIVR restocks, some K records restocks, WILLIAM BASINSKI + RICHARD CHARTIER - Divertissement LP and many more

11.08. SALAD DAYS screening at at Freiliuftkino Pompeji

13.10. MAJORITY RULE (USA) + THE PRIM @ Zukunft Am Ostkreuz

25.11. SHOPPING (UK) plus support

Thank you
Robert & Klose & Norman


79RS GANG -  Dead and Gone / Wrong Side Of Town 7"  (The coming together of two of the big Mardi Gras Indian crews in New Orleans - the 9th Ward Hunter Gang and the Black Eagles Gang - here we have an absolutely perfect 7".  Just heavy percussion and chanting on two killer tracks.  Mississippi highly recommends checking out this unique single.  ) 8.00

NEON - Neon / Nazi Schatzi 7“ (Lost Swiss Punk Treasure! Two Song 7”EP by all female foursome NEON. The band featured Astrid Spirig (vocals), Dagmar Heinrich (guitar), Loredana Zandonella (bass), and Gitta Gsell (drums). Astrid was the third singer of LILIPUT and sang on both LILIPUT full length LP’s. NEON practiced for 6 months and wrote 6 songs. They played their first gig on Nov 1st 1978 at the Club Hey in Zurich. In December of that year, a live performance on Swiss television took place for a program about "women in show business.” The band wasn’t happy with the experience and disbanded a few months later only performing a handful of gigs.  Fast forward to 2016, Dagmar finds an old cassette at her home with the recordings of the two songs "Neon" and "Nazi Schatzi." These were produced for the ill-fated television appearance and are the only recorded NEON songs in existence. Covers and inserts printed by Stumptown Printers.) 8.00


AFOUS D’AFOS - tenere LP (sahel - Six piece Tuareg rock outfit from Southern Algeria. Hands down the most famous Tuareg band listened to across the diaspora, though unknown in the West. An independent album, recorded and produced in-country without the mediation of the world music industry. Classic rock aesthetic, soulful ballads and polished uptempo driving electric guitar rhythms, with a myriad of global influences from pitch bending North African synth, reverbed drenched dub, and even Indian Tabla! One of the most complex studio albums from any Tuareg guitar band to date. Plays best in a Landcruiser, blasting across the open desert. Limited edition, old school 3-color offset sleeves.) 20.00

DEAD REGISTER - Fiber LP (throne - Forged within the Do It Yourself and hard work ethos, Atlanta’s DEAD REGISTER have accomplished a never-before dreamt blend of Dead Can Dance, Godflesh, Swans, Isis and Fields Of The Nephilim. Yet managing to sound unique and sublime, a delicatessen craft of their own.) 13.00

DEAD MOON - What A Way To See the Old Girl Go LP (voodoo donuts -  Portland, Oregon, garage punk heroes, Dead Moon close down a legendary all-ages club. The night is August 16, 1994. A few songs into an already cathartic set, marked by the themes of an ending epoch and an inevitable changing-of-the-guards, Toody Cole remarks to the crowd, "What a way to see the old girl go!" The old girl is the venue-the black velvet painting-decorated X-Ray Cafe-, which helped spawn the careers of venerated Portland acts such as Quasi, The Dandy Warhols and Elliott Smith. A great live recording capturing the full power of of Dead Moon!  ) 18.00

DESPERATE BICYCLES - Singles LP  (non profit - Fanclub edition collecting all the 7"s. Get it while you can) 20.00

EL ALTAR DEL HOLOCAUSTO - She LP (throne -El Altar Del Holocausto (spanish for Altar Of Holocaust) is a mysterious spanish order of Templars playing music to transcend with, by means of a very personal brew of instrumental Post-Rock and atmospheric doomy Post-Metal. El Altar Del Holocausto is most probably the hardest working D.I.Y. band I’ve ever seen coming out from Spain. More than a hundred shows (booked mostly by themselves) and three CD releases (done everything by themselves too, from the artwork to releasing and distribution), and their best is yet to come!) 13.00

ELOISE DECAZES & ERIC CHENAUX - la bride LP (we are - What do we find here? Ten new songs from old times, reimagined from top to bottom, arranged with equal parts madness and precision. One dies always and often in the rolling waves and riptides of these songs without refrain. You can only love furiously and you lose yourself almost everywhere. One hears vicious tales sung in a language characterized by insane turns of phrase. Animals have the word and the forest frightens to death, children make love, and if fathers die by the swords of their sons, it is well deserved. But Eloïse Decazes, more dancer than actress, more visual artist than storyteller, more musician than anything else, does not embellish the literal, never dramatizes her narratives, preferring to blow her melodies like glass or scrub and distill them to limestone and chalk, seeking air in the wooly outlines of verses. Her voice like dawn and her curious formations accompanied by the multiple sonic stances of Chenaux are like myriad flares that inscribe a ballet of shadows and lights in the dark material of the themes, very slow and very beautiful. One hears these firmly unstable arpeggios played on nylon strings that interwoven patterns of electric guitar come to disturb or even liquefy like waves. It is comprised of surprises and conflicting emotions. Furthermore, we are stunned by the way this curious album sometimes induces vertigo, with its vocal majesty and fake crawling violins, its harmonic suicides and misleading solos; how handily it subverts its forms, but without fuss, with kindness and in the utmost calm. Let us be clear: La bride is not folk music, nor even so-called traditional music. It is an album of new music dreamt and conceived from very old melodies, an observation testified to by its production - all in shifting stereo - its soft psychedelia, a dialogue with a certain intrepid modernity (Monk, Cage, Derek Bailey and the "Obscure" records of Brian Eno are all visible from here), the love of inquiry and peregrinations for a present that is ceaselessly renewed.) 20.00

FLETCHER TUCKER - cold spring LP (gnomlife - Cold Spring is an artifact of Fletcher Tucker's deep inhabitation of Big Sur, California. Recorded gradually over the course of four years, songs were gathered on cloud-hidden peaks, wrung out from moss, and received while splitting wood, pushing through brush, and making camp. These recordings serve as trails, leading deep into a mythopoetic backcountry where forgotten mysticism and abandoned ancestral knowledge resurface. In arranging the soundscapes of Cold Spring, Tucker took inspiration from Gregorian chants, Shakuhachi (zen flute) compositions, ancient Chinese paintings of mountains and mist, and of course the landscape of Big Sur itself. Analog synthesizers surge like storm-swollen creeks. A 110-year-old pump organ rumbles up from the depths of a ravine. Drones from 12-string electric guitars flicker like torchlight. Distinct aural-textures – buzzing rosined bows, resonant bells, trembling leaf rattles – punctuate the sound-world of Cold Spring. Ethereal harmonies by Molly Erin Sarlé (of Mountain Man) drift above Tucker's dark baritone. In Tucker's words, "Cold Spring is an invitation to draw the blade of your mind across a whetstone of mythos and song. To hone your awareness of the uncanny, sense into the liminal, and awake within a vast atavistic wilderness.“ Cold Spring is the first LP released by Fletcher Tucker under his own name. Tucker created five full-length albums and several EPs under the project name Bird By Snow (the last, Offering, was released in 2012). Tucker has performed on and produced records by Little Wings, Fountainsun, and Daniel Higgs. He is also the founder of Gnome Life Records.) 20.00

GHOST BATH - Starmourner DLP (Where Ghost Bath's critically acclaimed "Moonlover" album (the first part of a trilogy) explored melancholy, sorrow, earth, purgatory & tragedy, their new opus "Starmourner" focuses on joy, the cosmos, paradise & ecstasy. With over 72 minutes of heavy, melodic, and dramatic Black Metal, it is Ghost Bath's most ambitious undertaking yet. The album takes its listener on a journey in a variety of ways. Each track is accompanied by a beautifully crafted painting as well as a "parable" to read alongside. This allows the listeners to explore not only the audio soundscapes, but also to have a visual and imaginative experience as they delve into the album. "The stories, or parables, look into Jewish angelology and the hierarchy of angels as found in the bible and other religious texts." says Nameless. "Although the album has a definitive joyful and hopeful feel, it is still drenched in depression and sorrow, as any true Ghost Bath record should be.“ The European pressing is released by Northern Silence, the North American pressing by Nuclear Blast) 25.00

HELLO SHARK - Delicate LP (orindal - Hello Shark’s Lincoln Halloran has the knack for making the most crushing verses feel heartwarming, simply because his eloquent expression raises the awareness that another human has experienced a similar feeling. September’s Delicate is Hello Shark’s first proper LP, and it promises to introduce Halloran and his introspective musings aptitude to brand new audiences.) 19.00

HERETOIR - The Circle DLP ( full five years after the release of their successful debut album, during which the band played numerous gigs alongside acts such as Agalloch, Alcest, Dornenreich, Eluveitie, God is an Astronaut, Graveworm, Katatonia, Secrets of the Moon and Sólstafir, their much anticipated second album “The Circle” is finally set to be released in March 2017. “The Circle” deals with the cycle of life, death and rebirth. Interweaving crushing heaviness and atmospheric dreaminess, the album portrays a deeply emotional journey – a life dedicated to the sun and to freedom. Besides another very special coverart by Fursy Teyssier, the album furthermore features guest vocals by none other than Alcest mastermind Stéphane “Neige” Paut, and was mastered by well known sound engineer Lasse Lammert.) 25.00

JACKIE O MOTHERFUCKER - Flags Of the Sacred Harp DLP (textile - Flags of the Sacred Harp, originally released in 2005 on CD only, is now available on vinyl.  "Jackie-O Motherfucker use the lessons of The Sacred Harp and other traditional blues and gospel sources as a point of disembarkation. On these seven tracks, the group patiently unravel their source material's tangled threads, respooling them into wondrously evocative yet deeply personalized new devotionals." Double LP. limited to 500 copies.  ) 29.00

JOHN STAMMERS - Waiting Around LP (wonderfulsound - Fittingly titled, Waiting Around is the fruits of melodic craftsman, John Stammers’ labour. Arriving no sooner than six years since the release of his 2011 debut; a physically demanding day job and fascination for all things analogue has made way for a record of stark beauty and enduring quality - delayed only by an unyielding sense of intrepid experimentalism. “Recording to tape is my favourite thing to do and I only get to do it two weeks a year because it’s so expensive,” John explains. “When you’re working to tape you have to rely on favours – stealing bits of time here and there which means you’re at the mercy of other people’s schedules and there could be months between sessions. It’s frustrating, I’m not gonna lie, but I’m in love with tape and what it does to the music. It’s unpredictable in a good way, adding sounds and crunch harmony.” ust as tape passes between reels, music-making has ebbed and flowed throughout John’s life. Song-writing in Manchester before relocating to London, John, like his grandfather before him, is no stranger to a solid work ethic; Waiting Around’s enchanting mysticism was created around six 10-hour days a week of building and painting to fund the excessive cost of analogue studio time. “The physical and mechanical side of working with your body is a total escape from anything creative,” John says of the contrast to writing in the comfort of his own home.) 18.00

JULIA LUCILLE -  Chthonic LP (“Eternally” is every bit as disarming and lovely as the most haunting gems in that ethereal dream-folk lineage. But there’s also a dark, almost foreboding undercurrent here that lends the song a desolate, windswept vibe and an undeniable visceral allure that (not coincidentally) recalls last year’s amazing Cross Record album, and inevitably sets the tone for the rest of the way. It’s a sweeping, almost emotionally overwhelming intro to a beautiful record) 20.00

LES FRERES MEGRI - s/t LP (SUDIPHONE  - Les Frères Mégri was a Moroccan rock band formed in Oujda, Morocco in the late 1960's. The band consisted of four members, the three brothers, Hassan, Mahmoud, Younès and their sister Jalila Mégri. Before the creation of the band, the Megri brothers were popular session musicians, composers and producers in Morocco starting in the late 50’s. In the early seventies, Hassan and Mahmoud released four singles as Les Frères Mégri. "El Harib/Heya Essamra", "Galouli Ensaha/Kellemtini", "Sebar / Ououd Ou Chouk" in 1971 and "Sabar / Chaaltiha Nar" in 1972. This LP, their second album, simply titled Younes Hassan Mahmoud, was a collaboration between all three brothers, was released in 1974.  They re-recorded some of the singles tracks with Younes and the result is one of the finest examples of the early 70’s progressive, psych, folk sounds coming from North Africa and beyond.  This is an album that stands as a high point for the genre globally.  A baroque folk approach that demonstrates utterly mesmerizing results, psychedelic, electric guitars, sitars, bongos, swirling multi-tracked vocals that sound like prime era Fairport Convention/Pentangle/Trees and the 1st two Pink Floyd albums.  It is of that pedigree.   A holy grail LP that has been near impossible to locate for over 40 years.  Beautifully re-mastered, its presented here in its first ever reissue.  Limited ed. of 500 copies.) 20.00

LITTLE BOB AND THE LOLLIPOPS - Nobody But You LP (mississippi - Great retrospective of Lil Bob and the Lolipop's discography.  Classic Louisiana swamp soul / R& B, recorded in the early to mid 1960's.  Includes the popular dance floor fillers  "I Got Loaded" and "Stop" as well as some real beautiful obscurities. Ballads and stompers to make life better.  Old school "tip on" cover.  ) 17.00

MINDKULT - Lucifer's Dream LP (throne - Mindkult is the sole creation of Fowst.  Analog worshipping ancient luciferian vampyr occvlt Doom Rock like no other. "Truly, enough good words cannot be said about Mindkult. Hits all the right notes.“ "Brilliant, slightly unnerving with a strange mix of the raw and smooth Mindkult worms its way into the psyche and takes up residence there making sure your life and world will never be the same again.“ "The production is lo-fi, primitive, and perfectly suits the underground, mysterious feeling that shrouds this release like a bad omen. Very impressive!") 14.00

MIRAH - you Think It's Like This, But Really It's Like This  LP (k - t's like this: Mirah writes and sings the songs that mean the mostest. She looks like a valentine. She sings like the valentine of all time first prize. Her power lies in steeping the feelings that motivate her, simmering and condensing them, encased in herself. Then she creates a rich, tender space where the listener can really be touched by this dense, potent package she sends directly to them in a deliciously seductive, complexly sculpted lullaby, honest and true. Her finger picking is nice. Did you ever notice how she leans her front foot on her back foot? She don't miss no notes.) 18.00

MOSES NESH -  No Labor-Saving Machine LP (keeledscales - Bouncing, finger-picked guitar with a steady downbeat provides the backbone for Moses Nesh’s “Bound to Ride,” a track from the songwriter’s new album, No Labor-Saving Machine, set for release Friday on Keeled Scales Records. Nesh’s throaty, clipped vocals ramble along with the guitar line, accompanied by airy female backup vocal. The song’s traditional folk aesthetic land somewhere between Devendra Banhart and Michael Hurley. ) 20.00

NAHID AKHTAR - I am black beauty LP (finders keepers - “I am black beauty… love me!” A forthright enough request, one would think, from an artist whose music was indeed loved, revered and which played a hugely influential and omnipresent role in Lahore’s vibrant cinematic patchwork that covered the late 1970s and early 1980s. However, until now, it seems that this lost love letter to a potential global audience of millions of sonic suitors has been caught up in the pesky Pakistani postal system. Nahid Akhtar needs a connection. Don’t blame the Khyber Mail. In a neat and tidy career that spanned exactly ten years, Nahid Akhtar came, saw and conquered, then relatively disappeared without even thinking about buying the t-shirt. Disrobing the vibrant finery that interweaved textures of Ghazals, classical music, Punjabi folk songs and Qawwalis (not forgetting a wide range of progressive pop music penned for the Pakistani picture house) from which this records track list is lovingly gathered.) 22.00

PAN DAIJING - Lack 惊蛰 LP (pan - Culminating as the purgative ‘finale’ to her improvisational live performances, Pan Daijing’s debut album also offers an insight to her future works. The process was intuitive and raw, born out of her previous explorations. Over the past 2 years, she has composed, recorded and edited different concerts and field recordings across Europe, China, and Canada, forming the basis of the record. Arriving as her first full-length album, ‘Lack 惊蛰’ was crafted from this long, painstaking mental and physical practice. Daijing’s pieces are created around a very intense and intimate mental catharsis, often expressed through a close physical interaction with strangers in her live sets which seek to engage them in a highly personal way. “When I was finalising this album, they didn’t feel like tracks to me anymore, but more like a psychoanalytical process,” she says. “I saw myself being this absurd, mad person ‘acting’ out the sounds… It’s rather physical, and became like a mindgame. All things came out naturally as part of me.” The narrative of the album presents a perspective of the world as ‘the theatre of our minds’ – where Daijing sees the record as an ‘opera piece’ in its storytelling and drama. The release is mastered by Rashad Becker at D&M, featuring photography by Ralf Marsault, and artwork by Bill Kouligas.) 24.00

SKYFOREST - Unity LP (Skyforest is a Melancholic Metal project of B.M. (Blurry Lights, Hiki). The first writings and recordings were made in the beginning of 2013, but the first release surfaced only in mid-2014, when session members were found for a proper recording. "Unity" is the second album of Skyforest. It was written entirely during autumn-winter 2015. It is expressing a more positive and hopeful vibe than the first album "Aftermath". Lyrically, the album is about unity with nature and unity with yourself. ) 17.00

SEEFEEL / SCORN / TIMOTY LEARY / YANOMAMI - Ancient Lights And The Black Core LP (sub rosa -

SUSPIRAL - Delve Into The Mysteries.. LP (Supremely dark and majestic, SUSPIRAL's music is a coalescence of frantic guitar-working and mesmerizing, noisy solos raising from chaos like bloody spears pointed at a black hole sky. The band's apocalyptic and unmerciful assault is tempered by the obscure, trance-inducing aura of the melodies, and by a well-structured songwriting, so dense of shades, sonic details and unexpected twists and turns that the 33 minutes of “Delve Into The Mysteries Of Transcendence” end up looking like an odyssey. The purpose is to explore the true depths of darkness instead of safely swimming on its surface, like too many bands are content to do. But SUSPIRAL have no fear to drown: they bravely jump into the vacuum, sure to ascend) 12.00

USTALOST - The Spoor of Vipers LP (gilead - When Will Skarstad of Yellow Eyes approached Gilead Media to discuss the potential release of his new solo project, Ustalost, we knew the answer needed to be yes. But what we didn’t know was how emotionally powerful this project would be so quickly after the release of the astoundingly dense Yellow Eyes album Sick With Bloom.) 18.00

WILLIAM BASINSKI + RICHARD CHARTIER - Divertissement LP (important - Divertissement is the third collaborative full length from minimalist composer William Basinski and sound artist Richard Chartier. The duo utilize electronics, piano, tape-loops and short wave radio to evoke a dense atmosphere suggesting hundreds of years of history rising up from the depths of a reverberating cathedral. Subtle, buried and intense murmurs of melody morph through this deeply consuming and slowly evolving composition in two parts. Pressed in an edition of 500 with beautiful cover drawings by artist James Elaine. 100 copies are on color vinyl for mailorder customers.) 27.00


COLLECTOR - same TAPE (night people - Long time experimental musician Jason Campbell of Newcastle Australia latest project Collector took shape after he dissolved his prior synth project Stitched Vision. Collectors modular synth compositions channel elements of industrial, noise, and dark atmospheric techno to create complex machine grooves that evolve in caustic, frenetic ways that create high levels of tension and intensity but dont ignore musicality or subtlety. A very distinct take on dark electronics that is hard to pin down in its imagination and ingenuity towards minimalist electronic rhythms. A great companion tape to the newest Roman Nails cassette also from down under and related in that Cooper Bowman of Roman Nails recently released Collectors debut LP on his AU label Drawing Heat. ) 7.00

DEMON HEAD - Thunder On the Fields TAPE (caligari - Hard Rock doom from Demnark. 2017 album, tape version by Caligari Records) 7.00

DISCALCE - Mangrove Estuary TAPE (Night People - Discalce is one of many musical and artistic projects created by Philip Maier whose best known project Lack has prior releases on great labels like Hot Releases, Tone Log, and Phils own Grovl Tapes. Lack creates interesting contemporary techno heavily filtered with a mindset towards experimental electronics and while the presence of Lacks minimalist aesthetics are present in Discalce compositions this new project much more embodies a focus on the Dub pillars of bass, reverb and delay. Discalce is heavily drum and rhythm oriented but operates at a quicker more frenetic pace and has a layered drum sound approach that sets it apart from many of the UK dub step classics these songs could be compared too. Discalce is a fresh take on pushing modern electronic dance music structures through dub effects and stays clear of emulation of the past by focusing on how Dub aesthetics can effect Phil’s already established evolving musical identity. Highly Recommended. ) 7.00

HELLO SHARK - Break Arms & H.S. TAPE (orindal - ello Shark’s Linc Halloran writes heart-wrenching pop songs of young love & aimlessness, loaded with perfectly vivid turns of phrase that bloom & wilt all at once. The stories are uplifting for their familiarity, & hilarious for their humility. More than anything, though, they ache with thousands of small regrets. Disappointment & romance are everywhere, if you look hard enough. This limited edition cassette release collects Hello Shark’s beloved first two albums, 2011’s Break Arms & 2013’s H.S., both originally released on compact disc by Burst and Bloom Records. The collection commemorates Hello Shark’s “classic” Burlington, VT line-up (Alex Decato on drums, Sean Hood on bass, & Linc Halloran on guitar & vocals) from way back when the world was young, before the wind blew Linc to Philadelphia, PA.

HYLIDAE - same TAPE (night people - Hylidae is a new music project from Saint Louis by Jon Burkhart. Relatively new to pushing his music to the outside world Jon steps into his creations as Hylidae a little bit green but it sure doesn’t sound like it with the excellent production value and seamlessly blended eclectic nature of this release. Hylidae covers a lot of ground on these six tracks that are compositionally complex and dense in the selection of sounds and the way they ebb and flow out of each other. Hylidae has a high regard for how to layer textural sound elements to high light the drama embedded in this hybrid electronic dance music. No approach seems off the table yet the results are so clear and contained. Jon even delivers some nice vocals to music that might not usually expect them to great effect. Not limited to studio creations witnessing Hylidae live yielded no drop off in performance of these excellent tracks. A very high mark for this newcomer. ) 7.00
KLLK - Le Brasier des Monder TAPE (caligari - Le Brasier des Mondes is the debut album of the French band K.L.L.K. It will be released on March 3 by Caligari Records on both tape and CD, with different artwork for each (the CD art is above, the tape art is below). Today we have for you all the music on the album, presented as a continuous stream without breaks between the tracks, which is undoubtedly the best way to hear it — because it’s a completely immersive, mind-altering, and unsettling experience whose power is at its zenith when heard straight through from beginning to end.) 7.00

LOST GREYS - Angel Lust TAPE (night people - os Greys began in Boston MA in 2014 as an ambient collage project between friends Nick Rocco and Jeff Coyne. After the creation of their first album Family Acid Baptism created from tape loops and samples they began to take their interest in atmosphere, texture and a collage approach to sound and began to apply it to more of a full band sound framework of pop. Angel Lust is their second album and was created over the course of a year using home recordings, tape samples and studio work with John Brown of World Cup. Mastered by Ryan Power in Burlington VT Angel Lust is a great sophomore album of weirdo indie pop with lots of well-arranged harmonies, lush atmosphere, interesting instrument layering and general spot on song writing. ) 7.00

RYAN GARBES - 2012-2014 Life is a Bootleg TAPE (night people - Ryan Garbes long time Night-People collaborator, Wet Hair drummer and visual artist of excellence returns with his best solo material to date. Life is a Bootleg is an album recorded over the course of time between 2012- 2014 and contains contributions from Justin Thye and Charles Free (The Savage Young Taterbug). This is Ryans broadest and brightest solo recording and clocking in at 40 minutes stands as an adventurous and complex album. Juggling a large variety of sounds stretching across a vast sonic palate Garbes balances things in a way that evokes many of Brian Enos more pop focused work as well as experimentalist rockers like Neil Michael Hagerty or Sonic Boom. A psychedelic album without any typical trappings just endless amounts of upbeat dreamy melodies and interesting layers of sound. A great album that shows the work Ryan has put in over the years honing his craft and recording technique. ) 7.00

ROMAN NAILS - Chiseler TAPE (night people - Cooper Bowmans Roman Nails project from Melbourne Down Under is back in the Night-People fold to follow up his prior cassette Artificial Sense with a new one titled Chiseler. Roman Nails continues on the path of analog electronic rhythmic explorations that evolve in subtle ways building and collapsing tension to create micro minimalist dance floor slow burners. Roman Nails uses some classic drum machine sounds to great effect as they are combined with repetitive synth melodies and dark background atmosphere interesting poly rhythms take shape and seem to bounce around the confined tension of the musical mood. Another nice addition to Bowmans output both as a musician and as a curator with his excellent labels Altered States and Drawing Heat. ) 7.00

SUSPECT - Faux Empath TAPE (night people - Ryan Beck is Suspect an electronic musician who has former ties in Iowa City and now resides in Chicago. Suspect has a very refined sound for a new project just starting to push its music into the world. Faux Empath isn’t a bumpy ride but a smooth concourse that moves through a sonic space inhabited by an almost limitless supply of shifting sounds phasing in and out of themselves and the larger journey of a particular track. Suspect in a sonic way explores relationships between human consciousness and technology and how those things evolve together along with other minds and information pathways connected by technology. The music represents these ideas well offering a recording that continues to open up new listening experiences on repeat listens. Stay tuned for more from Ryan Beck and Suspect in the future as this is a great first effort in more exposure for an interesting project. ) 7.00

VILLORIA BLUE - Vespers TAPE (night people - Villoria Blue is a collaborative duo between Jeff Lane the Night-People alumni behind Tereshkova and his partner vocalist Lesley Dixon. Villoria Blue has many qualities that connect it to Tereshkova in approach; an experimental view towards pop melodies, dreamy atmosphere, and vintage synth explorations but stands apart in its sparse scenic almost serene creation of sound. Villoria blue has the unique ability to sound both very contemporary and ambiguous of its time of creation at the same time. An intimate romantic sounding release with lots of dynamics and excellent production and clarity. A truly uniquely mysterious take on dreamy synth pop and a great release that you shouldnt pass on. ) 7.00

ZINA - furniture TAPE (night people - Zina came across my radar last year at a local DIY show and instantly won me over, the progress since has been dramatic despite the very strong start and Zina has quickly become one of if not my favorite local musician and performer. Furniture is her debut release and hopefully just the beginning of many more to come. Zina grew up in Guinea and lived between there and France before finding her way to the US, landing in Minneapolis due to a family connection here. She grew up taking in French Indie Pop and also is heavily influenced by Disco and cinema. The goal of Furniture for her was to create a kind of soundtrack, pop songs that could be substituted into the movies she loves, with a comedic, social, playful, and melancholic soul to them. She told me she imagined songs created from the diary of a divorced housewife that still had IT. Zina has a special voice that puts extra shine on these already great pop songs. Dont miss out. ) 7.00

V/A - Un Saludo! Mexican Soundsystem Cumbia In La TAPE (First ever vinyl compilation of cumbia sonidera! Exuberant, hi-energy productions with laser drops, shout outs, and crashing percussion. From classic accordion covers, reverb drenched Andean harp, to futuristic synthed out ballads, cumbia sonidera has emerged as popular folk music, bridging the analogue and digital worlds. Selected from the Discos Barba Azul label, the compilation highlights the musical link between Los Angeles and Mexico. Co-release from Dutty Artz and Songs from Home.) 8.00


LOVITT RECORDS - slipmat (Lovitt Records slipmat! Made from high quality polyester felt. Great to spin your records on or display) 10.00

welcome to another friday. there is no rain today which is surprising. So maybe you won´t read this before you enter your comfort zone again later on today. Anyway - Vendetta dropped two new soundtracks for this apocalyptic summer. On one hand we got the OLD GRAVES - this ruin beneath snowfall LP and then we got the WILT - moving monoliths LP. Killer.

Besides that we got a few green City Of Caterpillar LPs left. Hurry!

And of course a bunch of long awaited new releases like the new SHEER MAG - Need to Feel Your Love LP on WILSUNS, the ANGESCHISSEN / DAS MOOR - split LP re issue and the Blumen am Arsch der Hölle LP + 7“ re issue, a new Bill Orcutt LP, EX EYE - Ex Eye LP, F.S.K. - Ein Haufen Scheiss Und Ein Zertrümmertes Klavier LP, LIVES OF ANGELS - Hole In The Sky LP and other dark entries restocks (Linea Aspera etc etc.) HILDEGARD VON BINGE DRINKING - s/t LP, HIGH FUNCTIONING FLESH new LP, new MAXIMUM ROCK N ROLL, new TIDAL SLEEP and a bunch of other new records & restocks

the WET THE ROPE is in full effect and so we got them for the their last show in Berlin on August 2nd with Henry Fonda. This will be fun.

02.08. WET THE ROPE (ADAGIO830, USA)  + HENRY FONDAY  @Zukunft am Ostkreuz 

11.08. SALAD DAYS screening at at Freiliuftkino Pompeji

13.10. MAJORITY RULE (USA) + THE PRIM @ Zukunft Am Ostkreuz

25.11. SHOPPING (UK) plus support

Thank you
Robert & Klose & Norman


ANGESCHISSEN / DAS MOOR - split LP (major - Endlich ist dieses Splitalbum der beiden legendären Hamburger Punkbands um Jens Rachut, Christian Mevs und Stephan Mahler wieder auf Vinyl erhältlich. Mit ANGESCHISSEN betrat 1984 ein Quartett die Hamburger Punkszene, das sich als stilprägend für ein ganzes Subgenre erweisen sollte und die folgende Evolution von Jens Rachut-Bands begründete. Nach der Debüt-LP von 1988 folgte 1991 diese Split-LP mit sechs neuen ANGESCHISSEN-Songs und sieben Songs von DAS MOOR auf der B-Seite. Während die Klassiker “Hallo Tod”, “Weltschmerz” oder “Angst macht keinen Lärm” von ANGESCHISSEN mehr für die dissonanten Stimmungen und Dramatik stehen, stellen DAS MOOR mit Songs wie “Mord an mir”, “9. Stock” oder “Packeis” den temporeichen und von Breaks durchzogenen US-Hardcore stärker in den Vordergrund. Gekrönt von Rachuts heiserem und hellem Gesang, der die uneindeutig und finsteren Texte trägt, entstand hier die Blaupause für deutschsprachigen Emopunk, wie er sich bis heute höchster Beliebtheit erfreut. Das ikonische LP-Coverartwork stammt vom heute weltbekannten Maler Daniel Richter und ist auf stabilen 350 g/m² Karton abgebildet. Dazu gibt es noch einen MP3-Downloadcode sowie einen Texteinleger.) 15.00

BILL ORCUTT - same LP (For those not following BILL ORCUTT's drift into increasingly ear-friendly orbits in his recent live sets, Bill Orcutt—his first solo electric studio album—shocks with its space and sensitivity. On this eponymous record, Orcutt mines the expansiveness and sustain possible on the electric guitar, letting notes spin out and decay at the edge of feedback. His pachinko-parlor pacing, marked by unraveling clockspring accelerandos crashing into unexpectedly suspended tones, is still in evidence. But here, his developing melodicism maps a near-contemplative mental realm, orbiting St. Joan-era Loren Connors more than the cascading treble clatter of his duo LPs with Chris Corsano and others. From the first notes of Ornette Coleman's "Lonely Woman", there's a lucidity and slow-burning lyricism that make Orcutt's plunges into barbed-wire fingerpicking all the more striking. While no one's about to mistake Orcutt for Jim Hall, you could probably play this for your jazzbo friends (should you be unlucky enough to have them) without raising any eyebrows. Orcutt's track selection mirrors his obsession with American popular song in its most banal manifestations, as radically reimagined via acoustic guitar on a variety of releases, including 2013's exhaustive Twenty Five Songs 7" box set, and the Editions Mego album A History of Every One. Many of the songs from those two releases are here—but stretched into new arrangements that explore the upper regions of the guitar neck (hitherto unexplorable on his shakily-intonated acoustic Kay), and lighting up new corners of each arrangement with a sensitivity born from years of reinterpretation. The result is a languid, freeform drift through Orcutt's internal cosmos into galaxies unknown to their original interpreters—and occasionally, Orcutt himself.) 25.00

BLUMEN AM ARSCH DER HÖLLE - s/t LP + 7“ (major - Nach ANGESCHISSEN und DAS MOOR setzten BLUMEN AM ARSCH DER HÖLLE von 1991 bis 1994 die Bandhistorie von Jens Rachut fort. Hier kommt nun endlich die Wiederveröffentlichung des legendären und einzige Albums der Hamburger Punkband. Mit Gründungsgitarrist Andreas Ness entstand ein schlagkräftiges Team, das den besonderen Rachutpunkkosmos komplementierte. Zu Beginn der 90er war der Ansatz, atmosphärische und harmonisch uneindeutige Gitarrenparts sowie interessante Rhythmik und Breaks mit deutschen Texten zu verbinden, die sich geschickt zwischen düsterer Poesie und aggressiver Ansage bewegten, alles andere als gewöhnlich. Legionen von nachfolgenden Bands wie z.B. TURBOSTATT, MUFF POTTER oder CAPTAIN PLANET folgten bis heute dem Weg, den die ersten Rachutbands fast exklusiv seit Ende der Achtziger beschritten. Die ursprünglich auf Buback erschienene Platte, kam 1992 mit 14 Songs. Im Jahre 2000 wurde eine remasterte Version mit abweichender Songreihenfolge sowie den zusätzlichen Songs “1976” und “Wills Nicht Mehr” auf Schiffen wiederveröffentlicht. Diese Reihenfolge wurde hier übernommen und noch die BLONDIE Coverversion “Picture This” draufgepackt. Neben dem an das Buback-Original angelehnte Textblatt enthält die LP zudem eine 7" im eigenen Cover, die zwei nur auf Samplern erschienene Songs und drei Proberaumaufnahmen enthält. Das prägnante Coverartwork stammt vom renommierten Maler Daniel Richter und kommt als 350 g/m² LP-Cover. Dazu gibt es noch einen MP3-Downloadcode.) 18.00

BONJOUR TRISTESSE - par un sourire LP (replenish - replenish - Formed in Germany in the winter of 2008, Bonjour Tristesse is a vegan straight edge band from Munich that plays a style of black metal that is considered to be of the depressive ilk. Focusing on the oppressing everyday life in capitalist societies, the neverending struggle for freedom, and the crisis between civilization and the environment, the artist weaves a symphony of sadness, alienation, and inner emptiness with a sense of strength that arises from unabashed resilience and standing alone in the face of adversity.) 14.00

CIGARETTES AFTER SEX - Cigarettes After Sex LP (partisan - Cigarettes After Sex frontman Greg Gonzalez had a clear vision for his band’s gorgeously cinematic debut album. After the phenomenal online break-out success of “Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby”, from the band’s debut EP 1, the Brooklyn transplant (originally from El Paso) wanted to project his worldview on to a bigger screen, a broader canvas. As Greg explains, “This is like the novel or feature-length version of Cigarettes. I wanted it to feel like a complete work, where some of the imagery repeats – like it’s all in the same world. It’s very much a fulfilment of the feelings in the short works.”  That sense of fulfilment is richly felt on Cigarettes After Sex, which unspools like the most achingly romantic of movies: immersive, cohesive and transporting. Swooning in the spirit of influences such as Mazzy Star and Red House Painters, its sumptuous songs of love elevate Cigarettes to the ranks of those acts who create worlds of their own, exciting the most devoted kind of following.) 20.00

CIRCA TAPES - love and venom LP (medical - Third full length album by Circa Tapes (solo project of Adam Killing of Kill Memory Crash). Following excellent previous releases on Romance Moderne and DKA, this third album displays the evolution of Killing’s spot on ability to masterfully blend dark early 80s synth, industrial and cold wave into a completely new entity. Much heavier and wonderfully darker, this LP will appeal to fans of classics like Cabaret Voltaire and Skinny Puppy, as well as cutting edge EBM contemporaries such as Broken English Club, Boy Harsher and other cold wave / industrial hybrids.) 25.00

CLOWNS - Lucid Again LP (this charming man - Bursting with psychedelic swirling guitars, electrifying riffs and explosive vocals, ‘Lucid Again’ is the third LP from Melbourne's unstoppable CLOWNS. The nine new tracks seamlessly combines a powerful punch of pop, punk, garage and hardcore. From the exhilarating guitar-work on album opener and title-track ‘Lucid Again’, to the catchy melody lines on the first single ‘Dropped My Brain’ and commanding chorus on 9-minute epic ‘Not Coping’, these songs are exploding with the band’s signature distortion-drenched sound and rambunctious energy, however the record is distinctly different from their previous releases and is especially evident from the scuzzy-psychadelia infused throughout.) 13.00

EX EYE - Ex Eye LP (relapse - ebut album from EX EYE, the instrumental, post-everything quartet led by renowned saxophonist Colin Stetson and featuring the otherworldly drumming of Greg Fox. EX EYE seamlessly weave between precise, clockwork intricacy and aggressive, ecstatic abandon while taking the listener on a cathartic, thrilling journey to total transcendence. Recorded live at EX EYE member Shahzad Ismaily's Figure 8 Studios in Brooklyn, NY (Blonde Redhead, Damien Rice, Okkervil River, Son Lux, Pussy Riot), the self-titled debut showcases a band that is without question the sum of its parts, as each player contributes not only their own particular technical prowess and expertise but also their signature compositional character. EX EYE make incredibly complex yet beautifully dramatic and emotive music which eclipses usual expectation of style or genre and is sure to be talked about for many years to come.) 20.00

F.S.K. - Ein Haufen Scheiss Und Ein Zertrümmertes Klavier LP (martin hossbach - Die Schallplatte wird in einer limitierten Auflage von 500 nummerierten Exemplaren veröffentlicht. Die Farben des im Siebdruckverfahren hergestellten Covers wechseln alle 100 Exemplare ihre Farbe. F.S.K. (Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle) ist eine Art School Band aus München, die 1980 in der Redaktion des Underground Magazins Mode & Verzweiflung zusammenkam und verstörende Losungen einer neuen Dissidenz ausgab: Wir sagen Ja zur modernen Welt, oder: Heute Disco, morgen Umsturz, übermorgen Landpartie. Die Idee der italienischen Futuristen, Venedig zu fluten, fand bei ihnen fröhlichen Anklang. Und also erhoben sie die seriöse Forderung, Theater zu Parkhäusern umzuwandeln. Die futuristische Entwicklung sogenannter Lärmtöner (in produktiver Abwandlung der Geräusche der industrialisierten Großstädte, aber auch der völlig neuartigen Kriegsmaschinen des Ersten Weltkriegs) trug ein zentrales Moment der abweichenden Popmusik in deren aufkommenden Diskurs: die Übersteuerung, die Verzerrung, Bring the Noise. Ihr für das Haus der Kulturen der Welt entwickeltes Stück "Ein Haufen Scheiß und ein zertrümmertes Klavier" lotet dabei (in einer Hommage an Luigi Russolo) produktive Scharniere zwischen Destruktion und Dekonstruktion aus.) 20.00

HAPPY MEALS -  Full Ashram Devotional Ceremony (Volumes IV - VI) LP (optimo - The inaugural release on Optimo Music's new "So Low" imprint is from Glasgow’s much loved Happy Meals, a duo comprised of Suzanne Rodden and Lewis Cook and is their second album release after 2014’s acclaimed “Apero” on Glasgow’s Night School label.  Full Ashram is the name of Happy Meals’ recording studio. The Devotional Ceremony is Happy Meals connecting with their cosmic inner selves. They realise their Full Ashram Devotional Ceremony, banishing demons, devils and ill will. Devote your soul to the positive forces before the misguided, suffering spirits pull you down and wipe you out.  While the album is comprised of individual tracks segueing into each other, for full salvation it is recommended to be listened to as one continuous session.) 24.00

HIGH FUNCTIONING FLESH - Culture Cut LP (dais - Since the inception of GREGORY VAND and SUSAN SUBTRACT's electro-punk outfit HIGH-FUNCTIONING FLESH in 2012, the band has proven to be one of the most singular acts in years, defying the genre tag of “classic” EBM, as the creativity and fresh perspective they bring to the stage and studio has been instrumental in carving out a modern audience for the genre—elevating HFF into a category all their own. Following their striking debut on DKA Records in 2014, High-Functioning Flesh delivered an exceptional step forward in their sound on their sophomore effort for Dais Records, the Definite Structures LP in 2015. Since then, High-Functioning Flesh has toured extensively with label mates Body of Light and previewed their caustic shift to a more refined, hardened signature with their “Human Remains” single in 2016. We now find High-Functioning Flesh at their sharpest and most poised position to date within their newest album: Culture Cut.  Produced and mixed solely by the band in their personal studio during the Fall of 2016, Vand and Subtract felt the need to start the recording process on fresh footing, and composed “Culture Cut” using a variety of newly acquired vintage Roland and Oberheim equipment, creating entirely new percussion and synth samples to break out of familiar writing habits. ) 21.00

HILDEGARD VON BINGE DRINKING - s/t LP (back in stock - Postmoderne Coveranspielung auf J.M. Jarre mit "Equinoxe". HVBD sind Daniel Gehret und Matthias Labus, das Duo an Motorikdrumkit und Homekeyboards, bewaffnet mit Vocoder, in den leidenschaftlich geschrien wird und gewandet in Nonnenkleidern, die nicht nur schmuck aussehen, sondern die brennende Botschaft im Auftrag des Herrn vermitteln. Verfremdung ist das Gebot der Stunde der Elektro-Anbeter aus Wiesbaden. Postmoderne das andere Geschenk. Kraftwerk biedert sich in einer Parallelwelt 1980 der Düsseldorfer Postpunkszenerie an; kalte, fröstelnde, unnachgiebige Sequencer zucken im Traum, die Motorik schwitzt. Vocoderstimme, das Gabi Delgado vor Neid erblasst. Weniger Kraut, mehr Synthiepop und Artpunk, wenn die Vocoderstimme schreit und plärrt. Düsseldorfer Schule 2.0 zwischen Elektro und Postpunk. Nonkonformer als Stabil Elite. Ein motorischer Witz.  FFO: Kraftwerk, Trans Am, Death From Above 1979, …) 13.00

IDLES - brutalism LP (Bristol's finest post-punk polemics IDLES have been promising to do great things for some time now, and with their debut album "Brutalism" they absolutely fulfil that promise, and a furious promise at that. Politically charged, refreshingly confrontational and infectiously volatile, IDLES are a band like no other. Bringing the unsettling reality of the world we live in into their frantic assault on the senses, they are a band that until now could only be truly understood by witnessing in a live environment - but with "Brutalism" it surely feels like they have captured the intensity of that live sound. Bottled up here are the abrasive, memorable lyrics of Joseph Talbot delivered with all of the spite and wry humour he puts across on the stage .Dedicated in part to the loss of his mother, who adorns the record's cover, and partly to a perceived decimation of society, from the NHS to public services across Britain, "Brutalism" is a deadly serious indictment on popular culture. "Idles are one of the most exciting British bands right ow and Brutalism is the proof" - The Line Of Best Fit "Visceral anthems that's timed weirdly well for this year's madness" NME) 23.00

KOSMONOVSKI - s/t LP (Wenn eine Band wie KOSMONOVSKI ein offizielles Debütalbum veröffentlicht, dann ist man in Promohausen schnell versucht, den – schlimmes Wort! – „Point-of-Sale” einzig und allein auf den Fakt zu legen, dass es sich hier um eine – großes Wort! – “Inklusions-Combo” handelt.) 13.00

LINK WRAY - same LP (future days - Recorded in a shaky makeshift chicken shack in rural Maryland, LINK WRAY's eponymous 1971 solo album is a compelling and forward-looking piece of honest, handmade Americana. This album is vastly different from his previous work, foregoing instrumentals entirely. Instead, Wray, left with only one lung following a bout with tuberculosis in 1956, gives us his raw voice, full of spit and vinegar, as he blends elements of country, rock ‘n’ roll, roots, folk and gospel marked with fuzzy guitar and booming percussion. He kicks off with a track, “La De Da,” that may be the greatest song the Stones never wrote. Elsewhere, the single “Fallin’ Rain” channels Dylan at his most political, with lyrics about “stabbings and shootings and young men dying all around.” Link Wray proved to be the only album that the guitarist issued in his own name to hit the American charts during his nearly 50-year recording career. Although it didn’t receive much critical acclaim at the time of its release, Link Wray has seen a resurgence in recent years and developed a cult following, with artists from Nick Cave to The Neville Brothers recording versions of its tracks. Housed in a reproduction of the original die-cut gatefold jacket.) 26.00

LITTLE WHIRLS - Rearrange The Comfort Zones LP (unbreakmyheart - "Rearrange The Comfort Zones", der Name der ersten Little Whirls Platte, sagt es schon. Nimm Dir die Orte, die Dich nicht erwarten. Sei gegen die frühen Schliesszeiten der Bankfilialvorräume, damit sie wieder Schlafplatz sein können. Verändere den eigentlichen Sinn der Dinge und Du wirst erkennen, was noch dahinter liegt. Little Whirls reduzieren 19 feine Zutaten zu einem gehaltvollen Jus ein. Und Hamburg, das ist faszinierend, wie Hamburg immer wieder wie nur Hamburg klingen kann klingt. Nimm Deine Musik auf Tonband auf und Du wirst hören, wie ein Tonband lebt. Auch hier haben die Little Whirls den heutigen Raum der perfekt langweiligen Festplattenproduktionen verlassen und ihren eigenen Leberaum kreiert. Maggi-Presets wird man hier nicht finden. Mitunter klingt es so, als hätten die Little Whirls Kaufkassetten von Teenage Fanclub oder Guided by Voices mit ihren eingestaubten eiernden Kassettenrecordern im Ping Pong Verfahren zu eigenen Aufnahmen überspielt. Die Momente, in denen die Bänder plötzlich versuchen ihren eigentlich zugedachten Künstler sekundenkurz zurück zu holen, sind auch die, wo die Zonen beginnen zu versuchen sich wieder zu befreien vom Umarrangieren, es letztlich aber nicht schaffen, weil die Musik, die hier aufgenommen wurde, so stark und magnetisch ist. Und so zerrt es hin und her und von rechtem Ohr aufs Linke und mittendrin die immer standhafte Stimme von Alex Tsitsigias.) 13.00

LIVES OF ANGELS - Hole In The Sky LP (dark entries - Lives of Angels was the brainchild of Gerald O’Connell from London, England. At the end of the 1970s, O’Connell had been working on material for Mystery Plane, a band that included his wife Catherine on keyboards and backing vocals. In 1980 the pair of them left to form Lives Of Angels and focus on O’Connell’s own songs, which he felt were more “oblique, atmospheric and evocative” than the narrative style and social commentary of Mystery Plane. The result sounds both of its time, comfortably nestling under the gloomy clouds of British post-punk and goth, and oddly out of time; its homemade quality placing it outside of obvious chronological signifiers as the motorik riffs and spartan drum patterns loop over and over to infinity. O’Connell was unimpressed by the musical offerings of the early ’80s (with the exception of New Order, Cocteau Twins and Depeche Mode, he notes), instead drawing from San Francisco psychedelia, Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks, Congolese guitarist Dr. Nico and the full pantheon of krautrock (especially Amon Düül II, whose song ‘Archangels Thunderbird’ contains the line, “There is no elevator to Eden but a hole in the sky”).‘Hole In The Sky’ is an impressive example of early ’80s home recording; a DIY interpretation of the elegance and ambition of the previous decade’s krautrock.) 20.00

MARKER - same LP (medical - Debut full length album by New Orleans’ Marker. Written and recorded by Mike Wilkinson, the album exemplifies lush and dreamy pop songs of the highest caliber. Drum patterns propel gorgeous waves of guitars and synths, blurring into perfectly layered vocals. Filled with surprise melodic turns, “Marker” is a forward take on vaporous song-based music. Fans of late-80s proto-shoegaze and early 4AD sounds should take note.) 25.00

MELVINS - A Walk With Love & Death 2LP BOX (Two gatefolds, housed in a rigid box, comes with download card! With A Walk With Love & Death, the trio of Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover and Steve McDonald showcase two distinct sides of the band’s music: Death, a proper Melvins’ release and Love, the score to the Jesse Nieminen directed, self-produced short also titled A Walk With Love & Death. The albums, which include guests Joey Santiago (The Pixies), Teri Gender Bender (Le Butcherettes/Crystal Fairy) and Anna Waronker (That Dog), were co-produced with Toshi Kosai.) 36.00

NEGATIVE RESPONSE - Oblique Angles LP (medical - Hand-picked selection of tracks by UK’s Negative Response in this initial limited run of 300 discs. Negative Response is a DIY minimal synth project that formed in 1980. They self-released 3 cassettes from 1981-1983 as well as playing a number of gigs from 82-85. The tracks embody a very melancholy atmosphere reinforced by their arsenal of early electronic analogue equipment. This collection will certainly appeal to fans of early bedroom synth artists such as John Bender and other DIY home recording moguls of the era. All tracks remastered from cassette by Martin Bowes at the Cage, UK.) 25.00

NOAH STERBA - The 13-bar Blues LP (grapefruit - Noah Sterba is one of Omaha’s underground music heroes, literally performing most of his songs and poetry into dented Radio Shack microphones in the subterranean basements of tornado alley for the last decade. Beside releasing several solo cassettes on Unread Records, he was a founding member of short-lived critical darlings Yuppies, lo-fi local legends The Prairies (which also featured David Nance), and The Subtropics (whose posthumous double cassette is seeing vinyl reissue in 2017), and has been an important member of Simon Joyner’s Ghosts since 2011. He is also involved in a multimedia art/publishing collaboration called Slowed Soul with fellow local Omaha artist and musician Jeff Sedrel. In a time when so much music is fueled by self-congratulatory irony, The 13-Bar Blues is refreshing for its unapologetic sincerity. The album distills folk, blues, punk rock and country influences and merges them with poetry, allowing Sterba to graciously tear up his hat in the face of those who have come before him as he claws through America’s gnarly 21st century landscape with his tongue, pen, busted guitar, and wide open eyes. “I think it is music that needs to be out there right now... Almost every sort of rock or folk music, musics born of protest and boiling blood and grit and energy, has lulled back into apathy. Over the last six years this album created itself and whether or not it means anything is up to other people to decide, I suppose. What I can say is I put every ounce of guts and soul I got into this. It is me being as convicted and truthful as I can be about all I have seen around me and inside me since I started doing this thing.”) 18.00

OLD GRAVES - this ruin beneath snowfall LP (vendetta - one sided lp with screenprint on the flipside, limited to 300 copies "Taking a foundation of melodic black metal aesthetics and intertwining it with post-black metal atmosphere, a lot of borne tempo and acoustic sections, Old Graves emulates the paths taken by bands such as Agalloch et al, but while the line between influence and plagiarism is very fine at times, the Canadian act never even comes close to falling off the tightrope and delivers an atmospherically dense and engaging set of three songs (plus intro) that should fall on very fertile ground with the fans of this specific sub-genre." metal observer) 13.00

SACCHARINE TRUST - The Great One Is Dead DLP (water under the bridge - A first time on vinyl reissue of the 2001 The Great One Is Dead CD (released in Europe) from the legendary SACCHARINE TRUST. Double LP cut at 45rpm.  “To start with the obvious: there can be no Saccharine Trust without the dark insights of Jack Brewer's lyrics and their nervous, halting delivery. The Great One is Dead is filled to the brim with both. Brewer's writing often seems to focus on the pain of real world relationships, real world failings, and street level real world life in general. His lyrics have always been far from Utopian in scope. It is within their poetic treatment that these stark realities are often given a kind of grace… Praise must also be given to Brewer for his unique, expressive and highly personal vocal style. When you hear Jack Brewer, you know it's Jack Brewer. Score one for individuality in the face of boring (industry) standards! On The Great One, Brewer uses varied mic and recording effects to alter the sound of his vocals to great effect, too. Speaking of sound, one would be pressed to find as creative a guitar player as Jack's long-time cohort in Saccharine Trust, Joe Baiza. That is not to say that Baiza's technical prowess is lacking — it is not. Joe's guitar playing has been in continuous development for thirty-plus years now, as anyone who has followed Saccharine Trust and Universal Congress Of can attest to. From the early, skewed punk rock chord sounds of early S.T. to his later jazz-inflected capital "L" lead playing of both bands, Baiza has grown as a writer and player, all the while retaining the rawness and edge (hey, it's the blues, once again!) so necessary for effective, impacting, physical oomph that makes for great rock guitar. Joe adds many purely noise/sound effects to his more linear guitar parts on The Great One. These industrial (in the machine/scrap metal sense, not in the NIN/Skinny Puppy spooky dance sense), paired with his dexterous runs, lead and color the tunes. His guitar tone is fuzzy and echo-ey, adding to the raw, claustrophobic feel of the overall sound of the disc. Great, disturbing cover illustration from Joe, to boot.”—Mark Pino) 32.00

SANDOW - StachelhautBorn DLP (SANDOW wurde zu DDR-Zeiten von Kai-Uwe Kohlschmidt und Chris Hinze im gleichnamigen Neubaugebiet von Cottbus gegründet. Sie avancierten schon vor dem Mauerfall zu einer Kultband im Underground. Neben Hits wie “Schweigen und Parolen” und “Born in the G.D.R.” belegen SANDOW gleichermaßen, dass sie abseits der Massentauglichkeit dem Anspruch der Kunst mit intelligenten und an Metaphern reichen Texten gerecht werden. Auf der vorliegenden DoLP “StachhautBorn” werden die Spät-'90er Alben “Stachelhaut” und “Born” zusammengeführt. Mit Titeln wie “Europa”, “Tal Der Toten” oder “Nebel” entstanden Meisterwerke, die Punk, Psychedelic, New Wave, Industrial und Wagnerbombast wie selbstverständlich verbinden können. Diese Doppel-LP steht exemplarisch dafür, wie sich die Band bis heute mit intellektuellem Konzept, komplexen Kompositionen und poetischen Texten der leichten Popkulturkost verweigern. Das Referenzwerk kommt im 4-farbigen Klappcover mit 2 LP-Einlegern mit allen Texten) 25.00

SAVAGE HYMN -  La Vida Sigue Igual LP (dark entries - Dark Entries is proud to present ‘La Vida Sigue Igual’, the sophomore EP from Savage Hymn. The project is a collaboration between Miami born-and-bred Mystic Bill Torres (Trax, Relief, Classic) and native New Yorker Jake Reif (Device Control, Upsetting Keys). Jake spent some musically formative years in the Midwest, drawing influence from the cultures of Chicago and Detroit. Fueled by the underground energy of warehouse and loft parties of the era, he began his DJ career in the early 1990s. Bill grew up going to goth and industrial clubs in Miami before moving to Chicago where he held residencies at clubs with Johnny Fiasco, Derrick Carter, Mark Farina, and Ralphi Rosario. The duo is heavily influenced by the early Chicago house and Detroit techno sounds as well as European electronic body music like Front 242 and Liaisons Dangereuses. Their first release “Indecision” was a white label for Rong Music in 2015. All songs have been mastered by George Horn at Fantasy Studios. The vinyl comes housed in a jacket with hand drawn illustration of night time jungle themes designed by Eloise Leigh and screen printed in muted teal pantone on french environment paper by Stumptown Printers. Each EP includes a postcard with a black and white photograph of the duo. ) 15.00
SHEER MAG - Need to Feel Your Love LP (wilsuns - A tear in the firmament. Beyond the noxious haze of our national nightmare - as structures of social justice and global progress topple in our midst - there lies a faint but undeniable glow in the distance.  What is it?  Like so many before us we are drawn to the beacon. But only by the bootstraps of our indignation do we go so boldly into the dark to find it.  And so SHEER MAG has let the sparks fly since their outset, with an axe to grind against all that clouds the way. A caustic war cry, seething in solidarity with all those that suffer the brunt of ignorance and injustice in an imbalanced system.  Both brazen and discrete, loud yet precise, familiar but never quite like this - SHEER MAG crept up from Philadelphia cloaked in bold insignia to channel our social and political moment with grit and groove. Cautious but full of purpose.  What is it?  By making a music both painfully urgent and spiritually timeworn, SHEER MAG speak to a modern pain: to a people that too feel their flame on the verge of being extinguished, yet choose to burn a bit brighter in spite of that threat.  With their debut LP, the cloak has been lifted. It is time to reclaim something that has been taken from us. Here the band rolls up their sleeves, takes to the streets, and demands recompense for a tradition of inequity that's poisoned our world.  However, it is in our ability to love - our primal human right to give and receive love - that the damage of such toxicity is newly explored.  Love is a choice we make. We ought not obscure, neglect, or deny that choice.  Through the tumult and the pain, the camaraderie and the cause, the band continues to burn a path into that great beyond.  But where are we headed?  On NEED TO FEEL YOUR LOVE, they makes their first full-length declaration of light seen just beyond our darkness. Spoken plainly, without shame:It is love.  This - is SHEER MAG.) 18.00

THE TIDAL SLEEP - Be Water LP (this charming - Im Hause The Tidal Sleep scheint es niemals ruhig zu werden. So erblickt 2017 das neue Album „be water“ – einfach mal so aus dem Nichts, wie es scheint – das Licht der Welt.Die erste Frage, die sich zwingend aufdrängt, lässt sich mit einem erleichterten und zugleich erstaunten „Ja, sie können noch einen draufsetzen“ beantworten. Volume. Delay. Reverb.) 13.00

WILT - moving monoliths LP (endetta - "a stunning slab of blackened doom metal, or doomed black metal, whatever you prefer. The truth will once again be somewhere in the middle, but rest assured, this is one bleak and haunting album, loaded with despair, sorrow and heartbreak. This is one to play loud while falling down on your knees and spewing out all frustrations, anger and fear. This is something for the darkest regions of your inner-self.  Wilt is a Canadian quintet, hailing for Winnipeg, Manitoba. This album is their debut and damn, it's an intense one. Continuously balancing on the borders between death metal, black metal and the whole post-subgenres, these guys throw three massive anthems (plus one short instrumental outro) in our faces. Each of them is a huge epos of alternating bleak doom passages and fierce blast beats driven slabs of black metal and each of them is accompanied by eerie screams. ) 14.00

WIND IN HIS HAIR - Earthwrecker LP (replenish - Formed in Germany in the spring of 2015, Wind In His Hair is a vegan band from Berlin that combines elements of crust punk, hardcore, and black metal to create a soundtrack for anarcho-primitivism and the rewilding of nature. The lyrics promote love and respect for the environment and the indigenous cultures around the world, and the band dedicates their music to those who work to save our planet from being destroyed by the greedy claws of civilization.) 14.00


V/A - Sharon Signs To Cherry Red 2xCD (cherry red - DCD with more songs -  Taking it’s name from a song by The Kamikazee Pilots, the compilation is an overview of the UK’s post-punk scene seen through the prism of its female participants. Among some well-known artists like Marine Girls, Dolly Mixture, Strawberry Switchbalade and  Vivien Goldman sits more obscure, life affirming music by the likes of Dorothy, Rexy, The Avocados, The Petticoats and many more. “Sharon Signs To Cherry Red” features rare or previously unreleased material from most of these artists.) 18.00


VIOLENCE CREEPS - Gift Of Music + Singles TAPE (Total Punk takes our first foray into tape releasing a cassette collection that compiles the out of print Gift of Music 12" on Total Punk as well as all the early singles and comp tracks. Edition of 150 copies.) 8.00


MAXIMUM ROCK N ROLL - Issue #411 August 2017 MAG (The Pinoy Punk Issue gets you the goods on VEILS, Bamboo Girl Zine, MATERIAL SUPPORT, THROW, GARY LABAO/KADENA, CHUCK BACLAGON, MUTILATED NOISE, DELUSION OF TERROR, Konspirazine, FLOWERGRAVE COLLECTIVE, KINAIYAHON UNAHON, NAMATAY SA INGAY, HAFNER, COMMIT ARSON, DISABUSE, GUNSHOT WOUNDS, REAL TIGHT CREW, REPUGNANT, and more. Also included are eleven scene reports, and the hodge-podge of columns, news items, action-packed photos and reviews.) 5.00

hi, sometimes u need surprises - so here we go. The friday news come one day earlier since one of us will be at the fluff on friday for a heartbeat.

Besides that we have a few COC on swamp green, a couple THE REMEMBERABLES LPS on blue and some YCBAC LPS on bronze left .. in case u fancy one. Also the RUINED FAMILIES - education LP got repressed on red incl. a poster this time

We got a bunch of new releases in like the new BORIS DLP,  BOMBER JACKETS - Kudos To The Bomber Jackets LP on ALTER, CHAIN OF FLOWERS 7“ restock, SHEER MAG - Need to Feel Your Love LP (US press), PSYCHIC TV re issues, SQÜRL -  EP #260 LP on sacred bones and lots of restocks.

Also the WET THE ROPE tour starts on sunday at FLUFF and CITY OF CATERPILLAR play their last show at Fluff on Friday

Thank you


in general

WET THE ROPE tour you
Robert & Klose & Norman


ANTON KUBIKOV - Whatness LP (kompakt - While the last Kompakt offering from legendary Russian synthesists SCSI-9 dates back to 2008, when the duo released their album “Easy As Down” (KOMPAKT CD 068), co-founder and techno/house virtuoso ANTON KUBIKOV kept himself busy cultivating his own label Pro-Tez Records – and establishing a career as solo artist with a clear penchant for dub-infused soundscapes and ambient music. WHATNESS is Kubikov’s first solo full-length under his proper name, weaving airy and iridescent sonic tapestry that takes up where his excellent contributions to our Pop Ambient compilations left off. ANTON KUBIKOV’s special ear for ambience and tonal spaces was always an integral part of SCSI-9’s musical DNA that would alternate between tight dance workouts and vast melodic range – but it’s as a solo artist that he truly started to explore these spaces, following mysterious sonic trails into foggy, reverb-heavy territory. Kubikov’s contributions to the several instalments of our Pop Ambient compilation series announced the arrival of a promising new project in our talent pool – a promise more than satisfied with the immersive sound bath of first solo outing WHATNESS.) 19.00

BATHSHEBA - Servus LP (svart - From the depths of the black charcoal mountains rises the Belgian band BATHSHEBA. Fronted by She-devil Michelle Nocon (ex-Serpentcult, Leviathan Speaks & Death Penalty), carried by the punishing drums of Jelle Stevens (ex- SardoniS), massive vibrations from Raf Meukens (Death Penalty, Torturerama) and relentless riffs from Dwight Goossens (ex- Disinterred).) 21.00

BOMBER JACKETS - Kudos To The Bomber Jackets LP (alter - 'Kudos To The Bomber Jackets' is the horrifically wry new album from The Bomber Jackets. Following on from 'Lister,' their debut for Alter, 'Kudos To The Bomber Jackets' has a restlessness that takes broader strokes. It finds and holds a register of meandering hope by setting the perverted detail of domestic minutiae against an acutely self-conscious melancholy that cynically daydreams its way into an awkward middle-ground between profundity and platitude. ) 20.00

BORIS - Dear DLP (sargent house - New Boris album! Dear, released in the band’s twenty-fifth anniversary year, was distilled from three album’s worth of material down to double LP statement. It’s a real blast of a thing, as heavy and crunchy as ever. Apparently the band were considering wrapping things up, but writing and recording Dear invigorated them: now it can invigorate you too! ) 33.00

GARAGELAND - Last Exit To Garageland DLP (Deluxe) (flying nun -Deluxe 2LP Vinyl edition including tracks from the 'Come Back Special' and 'Fingerpops' EPs plus single b-sides.  Auckland New Zealand's Garageland made a big splash with their debut record Come Back Special in August 1995. The BFM favourites came out with five fresh pop songs that suggested a new wave of musicians were clutching the classic Flying Nun catalogue for inspiration and taking off to the garage to jam. ) 32.00

HEY COLOSSUS - The Guillotine LP (rocket - Hey Colossus have undergone a spectacular metamorphosis in the last three years - the 2015 Rocket Recordings double-drop of ‘In Black And Gold’ and ‘Radio Static High’ displayed not only a band with a work rate to put most all their contemporaries to shame, but one arriving at an atmospheric and rewarding sound with as much flair for the beguiling as the barbaric. ) 25.00

KING SORROW - Bow To My Wrath LP (ugly - For years, Bulgarian hardcore punk scene has had one of the most vibrant and engaged artists, labels, and gig promoters in Europe, putting on many great names like LAST HOPE, VENDETTA, EXPECTATIONS, START TODAY, BROTHERS IN BLOOD, ANOTHER DAY, BFH, INDIGITY, MEANSTREAM, REDOUND, STRATEGY X, OMERTA, and a lot lot more. KING OF SORROW features former and past members of EXPECTATIONS, FEEDBACKER and КПД-0, and these guys know exactly how to deliver a powerful, thick riffed and anger fueled offering. ) 13.00

MARIA RITA - Brasileira LP (optimo - n original copy of the Brasileira LP by Brazilian singer Maria Rita Stumpf has been on top of collectors' and music lovers' wishlist for the past couple of years, since "Cântico Brasileiro No 3 (Kamaiurá)" broke out and cast a spell worldwide – from Japan to Brazil, from Norway to South Africa, everybody was flabbergasted after they first heard the song, and each and every time they heard it again. For the lucky ones that could listen to her whole album – and get to know other gems such as "Lamento Africano/Rictus" and "A Cidade"– it is clear that it is an ouvre that more people should have access to, not only an elite of listeners and connaisseurs.) 21.00

PALM - Shadow Expert LP (carpark- In describing Palm to the uninitiated, it’s sometimes necessary to clarify the meaning of the group’s name by raising one’s hand in the universal symbol of greeting and goodwill. The act of corroborating the aural with the gestural occurs everywhere in their work. On their latest EP, "Shadow Expert," the syntax of popular music is regarded suspiciously and often subjected to revisions or reversals. Without formal training in their instruments, the players are left to determine their own musical language. ) 17.00

POLICE DE MOEURS - Dédales LP (Montréal synth pop Police Des Moeurs are one of the finest and rawest bands in the minimal synth/wave and cold wave scene. "Dédales", their third full lenght, is keeping the pure energy of their previous efforts while leaving greater room for atmospheric and textural considerations. The album will lead you into the passage zone between civilisation and wilderness, a mysterious place where truth, lies, light and darkness collide.) 18.00

PSYCHIC TV - Pagan Days LP (sacred bones - he newly remastered Pagan Day is a split release with Dais Records and Sacred Bones. Shortly before Christmas 1984, the core songwriters, Genesis P-Orridge and Alex Fergusson, of underground arts collective Psychic TV quietly released a limited edition record containing sketches and ideas for songs. Some songs would become later fully-realized arrangements, some abandoned and others were just covered in praise of their creator. The record, in recognition of its seasonal release, was simply titled A Pagan Day and would capture the intimate songwriting sessions that were prevalent during crucial time in the band’s career.) 20.00

PSYCHIC TV - Allegory & Self LP (sacred nones - he newly remastered Allegory & Self is a split release with Dais Records and Sacred Bones. Beginning in 1982, the conceptual audiovisual troupe labeled Psychic TV set out on a multimedia journey filled with subversion, liberation and rebellion. While the members’ previous works took root in the counterculture zeitgeist of late '70s UK punk and conceptual art, it was no longer a question of how to rebel against authority, but rather how to carefully subvert it through collective infiltration.  Parallel to Psychic TV, its members formed the anti-cult faction Thee Temple of Psychick Youth, further propagating the Psychic TV message and vision.  ) 20.00

RUINED FAMILIES - education LP  2nd press (adagio830 - 2nd press on red with Poster - Formed in 2010, Ruined Families is a hardcore punk band based in Athens, Greece. Following two acclaimed LPs and a 7", their new release is called 'Education' and features 10 songs spanning just over 17 minutes. Drawing elements from their previous work, 'Education' touches on 90s screamo, fast hardcore and post-punk.) 12.00

SENDERO -  Liberación LP (Sendero excel on their new full-length release with a full-scale assault of South American Vegan Straight Edge hardcore. The chugging metallic riffs, divebombs, impassioned vocals and ultramilitant lyrics are all there to make this a great record. Liberación is a solid foundation of power and intensity that we can expect only from a hardcore band with uncompromising politics and conviction to their beliefs. The band comes from Chile’s capital Santiago and this is their fourth release since 2013. Hearing such powerful records coming from that part of the world makes me feel that bands from Brazil, Argentina and Chile, are giving a serious ethical and political kick to the redundant hardcore punk scenes that we have today.) 13.00

SHEER MAG - Need to Feel Your Love LP (wilsuns - US press - tear in the firmament. Beyond the noxious haze of our national nightmare - as structures of social justice and global progress topple in our midst - there lies a faint but undeniable glow in the distance.  What is it?  Like so many before us we are drawn to the beacon. But only by the bootstraps of our indignation do we go so boldly into the dark to find it.  And so SHEER MAG has let the sparks fly since their outset, with an axe to grind against all that clouds the way. A caustic war cry, seething in solidarity with all those that suffer the brunt of ignorance and injustice in an imbalanced system. ) 18.00

SQÜRL -  EP #260 LP (sacred bones - Contradictions embraced: Although SQÜRL’s music is anti-mathematic, SQÜRL loves mathematics. We love the Fibonacci numbers. And magic numbers. Perfect numbers. Bell numbers. Catalan numbers. 260 is none of these. It isn’t a perfect number, and not factional of any number. It’s not even a regular number. 260, though, is the number of days in all Mesoamerican calendars. The Mayan calendar. The Tzolkin calendar. 260 is also the number of days of human gestation. (Orangutans also). 260 also has an elliptical connection to the dark rift; a series of molecular dust clouds located between our solar system and the Sagittarius Arm of the Milky Way. And although not a magic number, 260 is the magic constant of the magic square investigated by Benjamin Franklin, and part of the solution to a famous chess problem; the n-queens problem for n=8. 260 is also the country code for Zambia. And the US area code for Fort Wayne, Indiana.) 17.00

WORLD NARCOSIS - World Coda DLP ("With so much of today's generation of heavily stylized metal, grind and hardcore bands sounding pre-packaged, dry and fucking boring, World Narcosis' debut seven inch is a breath of fresh air. This shit is bananas in more ways than one. The pessimism and abandonment of the lyrics fit the spastic heaviness perfectly. Soaked in "evil chord" progression (see; "Deathbed" a long lost child of Need To Control Brutal Truth), blast beats and two-speed galore, singer Viktor Kaldalóns tops this cake of doom as he belts campfire pleasantries such as "We will never be well. Brainscam," "There's no home where there is control. We might as well give up - stand up - choke ourselves." And lastly "I'll let myself in dead shadows, before "I love you" ever reloads our guns again." Now, these are just short excerpts from the poems on hand to give you a glimpse into this Warped Tour bound material)  16.00


SHEER MAG - III TAPE (Tape version of their third EP! "Sheer Mag return with another four tracker of all killers and no fillers on Wilsuns RC / Static Shock Records. Nothing has changed on this record at all - it's all epic riffs, a lo-fi and compact production, hooks galore and that soulful and gritty voice you already love. 'Can't Stop Fighting' is three and a half minutes of power pop meets classic rock and sits somewhere between the Shivvers and Thin Lizzy if such a place exists. 'Worth the Tears' is a little cleaner, mellower and soulful. Side two opens with the scuzzy and dense 'Night Isn't Bright' before the standout cut 'Nobody's Baby' - which sounds a 1978 classic rock hit that hints at Judas Priests' 'Living After Midnight' and Kiss in their prime. It's an instant pop nugget that sounds like a time long gone." (Sean Forbes)) 7.00

SHEER MAG - II TAPE (wilsuns - Tape version of their second EP!) 7.00

V0NT / MOLLY - split TAPE (Two great new Industrial / Dark Ambient bands from the Czech Republic!) 6.00

MOLLY - B-Sides & Rarities TAPE (Molly’s debut on the Czech DIY label Stoned To Death Records is a bona fide journey into the world of synthetic sounds - with plenty of noodling, twisting and tweaking, filtering and arpeggio(ing). No wonder one of the tags on his Bandcamp album page is John Carpenter, the legendary synthaholic. Synths become the medium and the message at the same time - from acidic Grill Cleaning Hell to Drinking From Forbidden Fountain which takes cues from cold and minimal wave (ala Martial Canterel). There are tracks where only the voice ofGenesis P-Orridge is needed to make it sound like Throbbing Gristle. ) 6.00

ladies and gentleman, its friday - so here we come with lots news like a bunch of great new 7“s from Goodbye Boozie, new stuff thrill jockey like GLENN JONES - Against Which the Sea Continually Beats DLP, the new GRAVETEMPLE LP, a bunch of Stephen O Malley restocks of his iDeal records releases, PANOPTICON - Kentucky DLP, INTEGRITY - Howling, For The Nightmare Shall Consume DLP, Vukari Cd restocks and  lots more

Also the CITY OF CATERPILLAR - driving spain up the wall LP is officially out and their EURO tour just started. They are magic! Don´t miss them!!! Also the THE REMEMBERABLES - s/t LP is officially out now (they play their Record Release show tonight in DC with Royal Headache) .. we got a few colored versions of both left

besides that the WET THE ROPE tour starts in 9 days at the Fluff Fest on sunday

and the will be play Berlin on August 2nd with HENRY FONDA

02.08. WET THE ROPE (ADAGIO830, USA)  & Henry Fonda 

in general


Thank you
Robert & Klose & Norman

Also the


BAD BOYFRIENDS - s/t 7“ (From Little Rock, Arkansas the Bad Boyfriends!! 2 Punk cuts on a single sided 7"!!! tracks: " Cut in Line" and " Dirt Cheap" Fast - Rock'n'Roll - Punk !!!) 6.50

BIKINI COPS - Number Two 7“ (Punk garage KBD style band from Perth, Australia.  Btw. KBD means Killed By Death. FYI.) 6.50

DRAGGS - 3D Funeral 7“ (Draggs - raw R'n'R Garage Punk Lo-Fi , from Gold Coast, Aus. with Kel Mason ( GEE TEE ). It's something like Useless Eaters in the TRIP with Hawkwind !!!) 6.50

FRESH FLESH - s/t 7“ (goodbye booze - Fresh Flesh is a quartet from Memphis, with guitarist, Alicja Trout’s resume includes River City Tanlines,  Lost Sounds, and Sweet Knives. Luke Stubblefield (drummer) and Noel Clark (lead guitarist). Their sound falls somewhere between proto-punk bands of the 60’s and 70’s and garage rock revivalists of the early 2000’s.) 6.50

S.B.F. - Double Blind 7“ (From California S.B.F !!! This is new project with Cruz Somers ( goodbye booze - Socialites ) and Raymond Schmidt (Race Car) This is two new tracks on a single sided 7" !!! Mastered by Mike Kriebel. To date, they've also released a 7" Drunken Sailor records.) 6.50


AGOS -  Irkalla Transcendence LP (Greece’s Agos formed in 2014 by Van Gimot (credited with “Conjurations of Resurrection & Sorcery Echoes”) and Astrous (responsible for “Meditations & Overseer of Black Magik”). Their music has often been described as black / death metal, but debut EP Irkalla Transcendence is first and foremost a death metal release. The vocals are deep growls and higher pitched yells that still just about fit into death metal spectrum. ) 13.00

BLACK CAT BONES - Barbed Wire Sandwich LP (tapestry - Barbed Wire Sandwich is a psychedelic heavy blues rock album released by short lived Black Cat Bones in 1970. The original vinyl version of the album is now highly sought after by collectors of rock and heavy blues music of the late 1960s and 1970s. It is the only studio release of the band.) 20.00

CITY OF CATERPILLAR - Driving Spain Up A Wall LP (adagio830 - all records with a DL code and a heavy old style TIP ON SLEEVE and newspaper insert - Repeater Records and Adagio830 Records are proud to announce that they are jointly releasing City Of Caterpillar’s highly sought after song “Driving Spain Up A Wall” as a 12” EP. This 11 minute epic was never properly recorded during the band’s initial existence and only a few live recordings of the song from 2002 – 2003 have existed up until now. “Driving Spain Up A Wall” has been a long awaited missing piece of the band’s discography, but was recently recorded in their hometown of Richmond, VA and was mixed and mastered by Jack Shirley at The Atomic Garden Studio. The B-Side of the 12” also includes the track “As The Curtains Dim (little white lie)”, which was originally recorded during the same sessions as City Of Caterpillar’s self titled LP in 2002, but has never been released on vinyl. Both songs on this 12” brilliantly capture the restrained and explosive intensity that City Of Caterpillar helped to define as a sound in the early 00’s, merging the styles of post-rock and shoegaze with punk and hardcore. This 12” will be out this summer to coincide with City Of Caterpillar’s first European tour and more U.S. shows in the Fall of 2017. The 12” will be released in the U.S. by Repeater Records and in Europe via Adagio830 Records.) 15.00

CONSPIRACY OF DENIAL / LETHE - split LP (A power package from Greece! Aggressive yet sometimes melodic female fronted Crust vs blackened HC/Crust. Comes with a nice 8 page booklet.) 12.00

DEUS IGNOTUS - Hexapterygon LP (Four years after their big change in their sound with the album Chrismation, the Greeks Deus Ignotus return with another full length album adding one more bestial creation the their musical journey. Hexapterygon contains eight compositions of overall duration of about thirty five minutes. Their second full length album continues the bestial Black Metal that they presented to us also into their first one, making the “orthodox” elements more intense, mainly with the themes they deal with, with the samples that they use as intros for some tracks as also into some passages. They are moving into fast pace patterns, their sound is brutal and dirty Black Metal that will remind you maybe of a more technical version of Von.) 14.00

FORNDOM - Dauðra Dura LP (nordvis - Let us wander towards the worlds beyond ours. Forndom and multi-instrumentalist L. Swärd returns with the entrancing debut album “Dauðra Dura”. After the very dreamy and successful EP “Flykt” (2015) it’s now time once again to enter the musical world of Forndom, a world where the music sets tone to the old Scandinavian way to live, believe and act. “Dauðra Dura” is in its core a musical interpretation of Death & how it was viewed upon in the old north. A dark, beautiful and genuine creation which must be experienced. Hear the drums far beyond and enter “Dauðra Dura”, The Doors of Death. ) 20.00

GAUCHE - Get Away With... LP (The first album redefined the position of women and appears as an ode to beauty and feminine energy. A struggle against subjugation within a patriarchal model. A real feminist manifesto in the form of mythology. 7 songs, 7 myths about an alienating and consumerist society. ) 15.00

GLENN JONES - Against Which the Sea Continually Beats DLP (thrill jockey - Against Which the Sea Continually Beats is Glenn Jones’ second album originally released in 2007 on CD-only by Strange Attractors Audio House. This first time vinyl issue has been re-mastered and features expanded liner notes written by Jones just for this release. 2xLP is pressed on virgin vinyl and packaged in a gatefold jacket including notes and tunings for each song and free download card) 25.00

GNAW THEIR TONGUES - Hymns For The Broken, Swollen And Silent LP (counsouling - A shambling monstrosity Woven from charred bones and infernal technology, stitched with gristle and exposed wiring. Hymns For The Broken, Swollen And Silent lurches like a grotesque assemblage of tortured flesh and mangled machinery, revealing the latest nightmare from Dutch fiend Gnaw Their Tongues. After more than a decade, the band continues to disturb with its uniquely dark and depraved blend of black metal, industrial and noise, and the eight-song Hymns shows Gnaw Their Tongues to be in prime killing mode.) 15.00

GORILLA ANGREB - s/t LP + 7“ (sart - One of the most remarkable punk rock groups to emerge out of Denmark, Gorilla Angreb’s active career lasted from the turn of the century to 2007, but they’ve been sporadically getting back together. Svart Records are present an expanded reissue of their complete recorded works.) 25.00

GRAVETEMPLE - Impassable Fears LP (“Guitarist Stephen O’Malley conjures distorted chords, controlled by a bank of effects pedals; vocalist Attila Csihar, famous for his time as singer for notorious and controversial black metal band Mayhem, ritualistically intones invented syllables that echo monastic chants; experimental musician Oren Ambarchi extracts strange sounds from his own looped guitar before moving to a drumkit to propel a scattered, urgent rhythm. Momentum overtaking him, a drumstick slips from Ambarchi’s hand, he breaks free of the drum kit, grabs for a beater, turns, and smashes the gong at the centre of the stage. For two long seconds the all-encompassing rumble that has amassed throughout the performance drones on with a kind of relentless inertia, still without a sonic acknowledgement of the visual climax. Finally, the pulsating wave from the heavily amplified gong reverberates through the corporate body of the audience, felt in physical vibration more than heard as sound. The musicians leave the stage, their abandoned instruments still expelling squalling sounds which gradually begin to dissipate. Listeners breathe out, perhaps open their eyes, raise their heads, shift their feet and awaken enough to clap and shout appreciation, before turning to friends or strangers, reaching for phrases and gestures, often in a vocabulary of ritual, mysticism and transcendence, which might become touchstones for recollection and communication of their individual and shared experience.”) 25.00

HEATHER TROST - Agistri LP (Heather Trost is best known for her work composing and performing as one half of A Hawk And A Hacksaw . She has also played with Neutral Milk Hotel, Beirut, Josephine Foster, and most recently Thor Harris of Swans. She has arranged and performed with the BBC Con- cert Orchestra, as well as conductor Andre De Ridder and his Stargaze Orchestra, and toured throughout the world. In 2014 she released her first solo project, a 7-inch on Ba Da Bing Records , followed in 2015 by Ourobouros, a limited edition cassette of expansive electronic ambient compositions influenced by Basil Kirchin, Terry Riley and Angelo Badalamenti on Cimiotti Recordings . These two projects propelled a full length album: named after a Greek Island, Agistri is a song cycle of freely formed pop songs touching upon soul, samba, and pop music of the ’60s and ’70s, with a subtle shade of psychedelia. Ambient and melancholic sounds interweave with hammond organs and ’70s Italian synthesizers , reflecting the desert landscapes of New Mexico, and the sparse shrubbery and turquoise water of the Aegean sea and its islands. Bolstered by contributions from Neutral Milk Hotel’s Jeremy Barnes on drums and bass, Deerhoof’s John Dieterich on guitar, and Drake Hardin and Rosie Hutchinson of cult New Mexico band Mammal Eggs, Trost’s talents as a songwriter and arranger explode on this wonderful, often surreal album) 19.00

HOUSE AND LAND - s/t LP (thrill jockey - House and Land is the duo of Sally Anne Morgan (fiddle, shruti box, banjo, vocals) and Sarah Louise Henson (vocals, 12-string guitar, shruti box, bouzouki). Sally and Sarah started playing together after Sarah opened for The Black Twig Pickers for whom Sally plays the fiddle. The duo quickly discovered that they were both interested in the same very specific forms of traditional music. Additionally, they both viewed it through the lens of their shared love of modern, experimental and minimal music. “We honor what two voices and bodies can do in one moment in time. It totally shapes our sound.” Their playing together is wholly unmediated, without amplifiers and using just two sets of hands and voices. With a minimalist approach, their music considers the space between notes as much as the notes themselves. The material on their debut is drawn from traditional southern hymns and Appalachian ballads that originated in England and elsewhere hundreds of years ago. Microtonality is as essential to certain Appalachian vocal styles as it is to a Tony Conrad composition and the often spare adornment to their singing puts these complexities on full display. The songs, however, are not entirely unadorned. Sally and Sarah are both masters of their instruments and on several tracks they bring in percussionist Thom Nguyen, who plays with an improviser’s ear.) 20.00

IMPETUOUS RITUAL - Blight Upon Martyred Sentience LP (profound lore - Australia’s Impetuous Ritual follow up their last album Unholy Congregation Of Hypocritical Ambivalence with their new musical abomination of ambient death metal surrealism Blight Upon Martyred Sentience, which takes their unhinged vortex-like chaos into more abstract, cavernous, and otherworldly realms. With a sound even less conventional, weirder and alien than its two predecessors, this release harnesses a much darker atmosphere (if one could even imagine that would be possible), veering off into abstract noise and dark ambient, creating a more depraved, violent, torturous and malevolent audial canvas than any other band in extreme death metal today—the band has transcended and inverted the genre unto something of their own vision unparalleled.) 24.00

INTEGRITY - Howling, For The Nightmare Shall Consume DLP (relapse - Known for being one of the most incendiary and influential bands in hardcore and modern metal history, apocalyptic heavy music icons INTEGRITY return with their highly anticipated, 12th studio album entitled Howling, For The Nightmare Shall Consume. A conceptual foretelling of the final days of Armageddon, Howling... is a manifestation of pentecostal nightmares and religious depravities, wrought with fire and brimstone sermons and occult prophecies bathed in waves of destruction. Now with almost 30 years of creating dark and terrifying anthems under their belt, INTEGRITY have honored their past musical legacy while fearlessly moving forward into unchartered territory on what is undoubtedly their most elaborate and ambitious effort to date.) 25.00

IIVII - Invasion LP (counsouling sound - With his 2015 album “Colony”, Josh Graham (A Storm of Light, ex-Neurosis, ex-Red Sparowes, ex-Battle of Mice, …) coined the genre “Ambient Fiction” for his musical project IIVII. This moniker couldn’t be more apt, as Graham is exploring the boundaries between ambient music and science fiction themes. IIVII’s music is difficult to pigeonhole: making use of analogue synths and tape loops, the music refers to eighties film music on the one hand, a nod to the Berlin school ambient on the other hand, but nonetheless sounding refreshingly contemporary. The modus operandi of layering droning sounds and crafting eerie soundscapes is forwarded to his new album “Invasion”, but Graham expanded on the IIVII sound with more percussive elements, giving the music an extra drive and ominous urgency. As usual, the visual side of the album is absolutely stunning, hinting at the great invasion movies that make up the collective memory. We can’t wait to see “Invasion” come to life live, with Graham’s signature visuals complementing this incredible music.) 15.00

LEAF HOUND - Growers Of Mushroom LP (akarma - Growers of Mushroom is the first album by British hard rock band Leaf Hound (Leaf Hound formed in 1969 under their original name, Black Cat Bones.). The album reportedly took only 11 hours to record in Mayfair's Spot Studios. It has become a much-sought-after LP by collectors (a mint condition copy sold for $4329.00 USD in March 2016). Growers of Mushroom became a collectors item in the years to come and was voted the number one most collectible rock album in Q magazine. This is the only album by the classic Leaf Hound line-up. A few months after recording it, the group disbanded, but re-united in 2004, thirty-three years later.) 20.00

NADIWRATH - Circle of Pest LP (Hellenic Black Metal from Greece - w/ printed inner sleeve & bronze ink!) 14.00

ORPHAN SWORDS - License To Desire LP ("The ten-minute "Marchosias" sounds like an improvised jam, one that might be too messy for all but the most intrepid DJs. It builds into a droning blur with surging drums, echoed, incomprehensible vocals and all sorts of sharp edges. The record's two B-side cuts are even more compelling. "Asmoday" conjures its own mass of screeching, cackling distortion, but adds an icy sense of melody through a few sustained synth riffs, and fixes everything to a rolling kick. "Hooker" is the most subdued thing yet from Orphan Swords, but it's no less potent. Its steady bass thrums and light, hazy swirls of harmonized noise make for a supremely soothing comedown." - Resident Advisor Edition of 200 black/white label vinyl LP, full colour folder sleeve in heavy PVC outer with download code.)  25.00

OVAL - O DLP (Lim. Ed.) (val’s Markus Popp is a true pioneer in the realm of electronic music, one whose influence can still be heard today. O finally sees a return to vinyl after being sold out for over six years. Popp, who lives and works in Berlin, took some time between his last release under the moniker SO and the "Oh" EP because he wanted the new material to be a radical departure from his old concepts and methods on all levels, to essentially be a second "debut" album. For "O" Popp's creative process shares nothing with his creative process for prior Oval albums.) 25.00

PALEHOUND - A Place I'll Always Go LP (A Place I’ll Always Go, the sophomore album from Boston trio PALEHOUND, is a frank look at love and loss, cushioned by indelible hooks and gently propulsive, fuzzed-out rock. “This record represents a period of time in my life way more than anything I’ve ever written before,” says ELLEN KEMPNER, Palehound’s guitarist/vocalist. “A lot of it is about loss and learning how to let yourself evolve past the pain and the weird guilt that comes along with grief.” The hushed confessionalism of “Carnations” and the fugue state described in the stripped-down “Feeling Fruit” are snapshots of moments marked by big, confusing feelings, but they’re taken with compassion and honesty—two qualities that have defined Palehound’s music from the beginning. Previous album, Dry Food, received an 8.0 from Ptichfork. LP pressed on 180-gram pink vinyl. All formats include a download.) 18.00

PANOPTICON - Kentucky DLP (nordvis - With Panopticon’s 5th full-length album, Kentucky, Austin Lunn pushed the boundaries and blurred the lines between melodic US black metal and folk driven Americana. Bluegrass, with its high and lonesome sound and cultural and emotional significance, provided the perfect backdrop for Austin’s lyrical exploration of the Kentucky's rich cultural heritage and unique environment as well as coal miner's plight to stand up against the cruelty of a greed driven fossil fuel industry as they struggled to organize a union to fight against horrific working conditions. The album is about more than just coal mining is a love letter to the " blue grass state" and the beautiful people and places contained within its borders. The intensity unleashed by Austin’s black metal roots acted as a contrast alongside beautiful acoustic numbers that intermingled with the distortion to further empower the message upheld by this album. Pointing out the corruption and mistreatment of people and the envrionment by those in power isn’t a new concept, in fact it’s even more important now than it ever was, but let us not forget those who came before us who suffered and died fighting back for better pay, preservation of the environment and safer working conditions. To this day, Kentucky stands as Panopticon’s break thru album, filled with passion and fire for the subject matter it describes. The album presents a stark change from the preceding full lengths, "Social Disservices" and "On the Subject Of Mortality" as is leaves some of the darker, more traditional "Black" metal elements behind, in favor of more melodic and harmonious territory, opting instead to sit comfortably as "North American Folk Metal".  ) 29.00

PATTO - s/t LP (akarma - Patto is the first studio album by the British progressive rock band Patto (formed in 1970). It was originally released in 1970 on Vertigo Records. Comes in a gatefold sleeve, snakeskin texturized, externally and internally.) 20.00

QUATERMASS - s/t DLP (akarma - The trio consisted of bass player and vocalist John Gustafson, keyboardist J. Peter Robinson and Mick Underwood on drums. Underwood had previously played with Ritchie Blackmore in the Outlaws, while Gustafson had been a member of The Merseybeats. Underwood later became drummer with Episode Six, and was joined by Gustafson after Roger Glover left to join Deep Purple. The band took its name from Professor Bernard Quatermass, a fictional scientist who had been the hero of three science fiction serials produced by BBC Television in the 1950s, and were signed to Harvest Records. ) 24.00

RAVENCULT - Temples Of Torment LP (In terms of quality, blackness and brutality, Ravencult is the spearhead of the pulsating Greek scene. Framed by the distorted sounds of a gloomy monks´ choir, eight vicious songs barrel along like a high-speed train. The band masterly combines furious guitar attacks with morbidly vibrating melodies. In view of the album´s murderous and extremely raw overall impression, the melodic elements fight a losing battle. Nevertheless, they make an important contribution to the acoustic appearance of this impeccable debut. The same applies, of course, to the appropriate production. Ravencult´s tonal vehemence has been put in the right perspective due to the impenetrable and voluminous wall of sound. To avoid misunderstandings, the album is not overproduced. It just gives you no possibility to escape, because its full sound embraces you violently.) 16.00

THE REMEMBERABLES - s/t LP (adagio830 - The Rememberables (members of Coke Bust, Walk the Plank, etc.), from Washington D.C., deliver a modern blend of grunge, power pop and fuzzy 90s alternative, reminiscent of Superchunk, Weezer, & Dinosaur Jr., on their infectious debut album. Seven blistering tracks serve as a perfect accompaniment for your summer drive -- windows down, hair blowing, engine roaring fast down endless highways. In other words - loud, refreshing and catchy as hell.) 14.00

SIMON JOYNER & DAVID NANCE - Goat's Head Soup LP (grapefruit - Do Simon Joyner and David Nance love or hate the Rolling Stones’ Jamaican vacation themed 1973 follow-up to Exile On Main Street? You’ll have to listen and decide for yourself. It might depend on how sacrosanct you feel about classic rock “masterpieces”! One thing’s for certain, the Grimmer Twins version is a bit more raw and experimental than the original Glimmer Twins record. “Some of the songs had decent lyrics but terrible music, like Keith had just conceded the band to Mick at this point, so we wrote our own music. At least one song had to be totally re-written with new words and music because it was so awful that neither of us could think of how to save it. We kept the title. But the others just needed to be played by people who give a shit.”) 18.00

TOTAL VICTORY - National Service LP (Manchester-based Total Victory are a band having their cake and eating it. Delicately walking a balance between shiny accessibility and standing on a soapbox, they provide enough on their reissue of National Service (2012) to please a healthy cross-section.) 14.00

WHITE SUNS - Psychic Drift LP (flenser - New York City’s purveyors of noise White Suns have returned with a new full-length recording titled Psychic Drift. Following the deconstructed rock instrumentation of 2014’s Totem, Dana Matthiessen and Kevin Barry continue their inexorable plunge into sonic abstraction. This latest album consists of four long-form compositions where synthesizers, field recordings, cut-up samples and lurching rhythms form a tapestry of shifting layers. The focus here is on texture and atmosphere, utilizing repurposed aspects of drone, industrial and harsh noise to create claustrophobic soundscapes that ripple and groan.  White Suns has existed since 2006 and have released three full-length albums: Waking In The Reservoir (UgExplode, 2011), Sinews (Load, 2012) and Totem (The Flenser, 2014), along with a handful of small-run releases. Their material has received accolades from the New Yorker, SPIN, Pitchfork, and Tiny Mix Tapes among others. They’ve toured the U.S. extensively and garnered a reputation as a threatening and intense live act. ) 20.00

YASS - Night Wire LP (x-mist - NOW finally and at last available!!! The sophomore album from Germany's fantastic "Cyber-Punk meets Noise-Rock" twopiece! Their first one was already widely praised and acclaimed as a step forward into the future of Noise-Rock. Now on this new album, YASS sound even more compact, urgent, solid and diverse. With lesser parallels in sound to TEN VOLT SHOCK/KURT, and a definite step into their own spheres! Killer riffage, forceful and captivating tunes, powerfully driving drums and beats, combined to pure tension and dynamic tightness! 10 songs pressed on heavy 180g-vinyl, with download-code included!) 12.00

YC-CY - Todestanz LP (x-mist - New 2nd full album from swiss band, and what a blast! A monstrous killer! Their first LP was already a dirty bastard of sounds, reminding of KARP, RORSCHACH, BORN AGAINST, UNSANE, and more – and with this new LP they're going one step further, adding a sort of "Industrial" appeal to this LP. But don't get it wrong, it's not Industrial, or Noise-Rock, or Hardcore, it's an over-the-top intense and brutally nihilistic fusion of sounds known from these styles, and turning it into their own unique totally annihilating inferno.Desolation, dystopia, despair... and dance of death (what's actually the translation of the german album-title). Limited edition of 250 copies on heavy 180g-vinyl, with insert and download-code included!) 12.00


THE WIRE - #402 | August 2017 MAG (Inside this issue: Circle: Going strong for 26 years and with a back catalogue bursting at the seams, Finland’s spandex-clad hypno-rockers are open to anything. By Tristan Bath Phurpa: Tibetan religious rituals course through the sepulchral strains of the Moscow based choral trio. By Nikita Velichko Sapporo: Inspired by legendary Japanese underground drummer Ikuro Takahashi, a DIY scene headed by Cup & Saucers, Otaco, Shimettainu and more is blooming in Hokkaido’s capital. By Biba Kopf) 8.00

Hi. tons of stuff arrived in the last couple days. New stuff from Night People, Tony Conrad restock, Lumpy restock. new BRAINBOMBS - Inferno LP,  new stuff from Dark Entries, KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD - Murder Of The Universe LP (US Press), new VOIGHT KAMPFF - The Din Of Dying Youth LP, NEON PEARL - Neon Pearl (aka 1967 Recordings) LP re issue and other Lion Productions restocks, WICCANS - Sailing A Crazy Ship LP,  VANUM - Burning Arrow Lps CONVERGE - Jane Live Roadburn DLP restock, GOUGE AWAY LP restock, a bunch of deathwish restocks like Loma Prieta, Deafhaven etc, new HURULA - Vapen Till Dom Hopplosa LP, COLD CAVE shirts and LongSleeve Restocks,  new SELF DEFENSE FAMILY - Wounded Masculinity LP,  new WAXAHATCHEE - Out In The Storm LP, another THE FALL re issue via Superior Viaduct, TWISTED WIRES - Struck Twice LP, new SICK THOUGHTS,  new CHAIN AND THE GANG - Best Of Crime Rock LP and much moreeee

We also will start shipping the CITY OF CATERPILLAR - driving .. 12“,  THE REMEMBERABLES - same LP pre orders and  YOU COULD BE A COP 12“. You can still pre order those if u want

The CITY OF CATERPILLAR tour starts also next week!! and we still looking for a show for WET THE ROPE on AUGUST 1st — in case you can help. Please get in touch

our next show is CITY OF CATERPILLAR & ME & GOLIATH on July 13th - don´t miss this



in general


Thank you

Robert & Klose & Norman


FREE - Ex Tenebris 7“ (triple b - Since forming in 2015, Free, featuring members of Have Heart, Mindset, Fiddlehead and Sweet Jesus, has become one of the hardcore genre's most notorious and successful acts, despite only releasing one four-song demo. Their signature sound, a punishing blend of hardcore, punk and jazz, has attracted a legion of diehard fans around the world and anyone who's witnessed the sheer power of Free live and lived to tell about it can attest to the band's authenticity and intensity. 2017 marks the beginning of a new chapter for Free with a new label behind them and a savage new EP. 7" includes digital download.) 7.00

INSIST - Here & Now 7“ (react - In a match made in youth crew heaven, React! Records and Insist of Manchester, UK, have joined forces to usher in a new era for the genre with their debut EP, "Here & Now." This five-song EP is exactly what you've been searching for. Aggressive and passionate, "Here & Now" is (instant) classic straight edge hardcore played with untouchable style. No one is doing it quite like Insist does it. Roger, Jack, Tom, Ross and Paolo. The future is here, get it now. 7" includes digital download.) 7.00

NAG - flies 7“ (NAG's second 7" continues where the first left off, down a dark path of anxious fury. The organ intro, into the menacing guitar fray of the A-side feels foreboding and sinister. The sonic violence of harnessed noise with nervous, frenetic punk songs clawing through it. For punks who like The Dead C.) 8.00

NOTS - Cruel Friend 7“ (Latest from Memphis' NOTS! "Cruel Friend" combines excellent riffage with near-Hawkwind levels of linear soarage and soak from the synths, with Natalie Hoffmann's dominating presence on vocals intact. "Violence" creepy crawls without guitars in a synthier, stealthier attack. With this release NOTS are moving into a whole new level of potency, able to deal in speed and aggression and slow-motion menace. Simply amazing.) 7.00

NOSFERATU - Sounds Of Hardcore 7“ (lumpy - Unhinged hardcore a la YDI, Koro, Void. Psycho drumming, adequate venom in the vocals, and commendable lyrics about this so called great nation. You won't need your beanie babies anymore.) 8.00

THE WARDEN - s/t 7“ (lumpy - Crushing warp speed hardcore from St. Louis. The riffs are spastic and fast and wild as they come from the wacky mind of KEVIN TODD of SWEET TOOTH (and thus this is not too far off from what a third Sweet Tooth 7" would have sounded like). Some blasts, some grooves, but all around beefy hardcore. Recommended if you dig The Repos or Failures.) 8.00

ZERODENT - Soul Mender 7“ (last laugh - 3 blasts of punk rock rock from Perth, Australia. The title track has a melodic post punk feel while the flip offers two hardcore burners that leave you wanting more. Recorded by Will Hooper at Stable Sounds and mastered by Mikey Young (Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Total Control). 500 copies world wide.) 8.00


RED APOLLO - Meta EP 10“ (moment of - With six years of existence under the belt, RED APOLLO undoubtedly belong to the established bands among those who identify themselves with post-metal, sludge, doom and everything in-between. After a successful tour with Savannah's BLACK TUSK (Relapse Records) in October 2016, RED APOLLO are now finally back in the rehearsal room to write the successor to the 2015 full-length "Altruist". However, RED APOLLO will not completely disappear off the radar for the next twelve months but decided to drop another release right in time for the upcoming tour with Japan's HEAVEN IN HER ARMS in July 2017! Marking the latest output in the band's critically acclaimed catalogue consisting of a demo, two LPs and three 7inches, "Meta" consists of two songs formerly released on "Altruist".) 11.00


BRAINBOMBS - Inferno LP (skrammel - Brainbombs, the legendary Swedish outfit has become rather prolific during the past few years with a number of new releases as well as live performances, both having been almost non-existent for a long period of time. "Inferno" marks the band's 3rd album within the last 5 years, featuring 8 new tracks record at the end of 2016. By now there should be no need to mention "serial killers", "filth" or The Stooges when talking about a Brainbombs album. You should know what you're getting your ass into. Black vinyl in black/white sleeve. ) 23.00

CARLOS CASAS - Pyramid of Skulls DLP (Absrobingly dreamlike deconstruction/collage of field recordings - of instruments, voices, acousmata - nodding to the people and geography of the Pamir mountain range in Central Asia, bordering on the Himalayas. 66 minutes long, by the end of which you’ll need an oxygen tank and warm cup of sugary tea… “Carlos Casas presents his epic new album, Pyramid of Skulls. Ghosts from the future and spirits from the past collide in a sci-fi field recording experiment like no other.) 27.00

CHAIN AND THE GANG - Best Of Crime Rock LP (in the red - Chain & the Gang are different than the rest. You won’t see their name on the garbage heap of hyped bands pushed by paid-off web-zine tastemakers. They’re not “jingle-core,” tattooed onto your subconscious via Madison Avenue mind-control ad campaigns. They’re not middle brow NPR indie listening for Prius owning cubicle rockers or a tiresome teenage retread of ‘90s surrender sludge.  No. Chain & the Gang are singular, terrifying, unparalleled. Not only the most ferocious live combo ever witnessed but also the world’s ONLY anti-liberty rock ’n’ roll group. Their motto? “Down with Liberty … Up with Chains!”   ) 17.00

CITY OF CATERPILLAR - Driving Spain Up A Wall LP (adagio830 - heavy tip on sleeves, newspaper insert, Repeater Records and Adagio830 Records are proud to announce that they are jointly releasing City Of Caterpillar’s highly sought after song “Driving Spain Up A Wall” as a 12” EP. This 11 minute epic was never properly recorded during the band’s initial existence and only a few live recordings of the song from 2002 – 2003 have existed up until now. “Driving Spain Up A Wall” has been a long awaited missing piece of the band’s discography, but was recently recorded in their hometown of Richmond, VA and was mixed and mastered by Jack Shirley at The Atomic Garden Studio. The B-Side of the 12” also includes the track “As The Curtains Dim (little white lie)”, which was originally recorded during the same sessions as City Of Caterpillar’s self titled LP in 2002, but has never been released on vinyl. Both songs on this 12” brilliantly capture the restrained and explosive intensity that City Of Caterpillar helped to define as a sound in the early 00’s, merging the styles of post-rock and shoegaze with punk and hardcore. This 12” will be out this summer to coincide with City Of Caterpillar’s first European tour and more U.S. shows in the Fall of 2017. The 12” will be released in the U.S. by Repeater Records and in Europe via Adagio830 Records.) 15.00

CONVERGE - Jane Live Roadburn DLP (back in stock - Converge “Jane Live” is the classic “Jane Doe” album performed and recorded live in its entirety at Roadburn Festival in The Netherlands. The set was mixed by Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou at God City Studio and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege. For limited vinyl versions of the double album, the iconic J. Bannon cover was reimagined by artists Florian Bertmer, John Baizley, Randy Ortiz, and Thomas Hooper. Each giving their unique interpretation on the classic artwork. While Ashley Rose Couture’s stunning real life reconstruction of the cover adorns the release on all formats.) 27.00

DIOCLETIAN - Doom Cult LP (33.33 minutes of sonic warfare and annihilation. DIOCLETIAN raises the bar for feral, raw, impure, undiluted, bestial hate & ferocity. Clocking in at 33 mins 33 seconds, ‘Doom Cult’ is a slab of concrete dropped on your fucking head from a height.) 15.00

THE FALL - Perverted By Language LP (superior - The Fall returned to Rough Trade in 1983 to release a pair of singles (“The Man Whose Head Expanded” and “Kicker Conspiracy”) and Perverted By Language, their sixth proper studio album. Perverted By Language hints at the band’s shift towards a distinctly pop approach, one that they would perfect via their Beggars Banquet output that immediately followed. Yet again, the force and panic of their initial Rough Trade recordings remains the foundation for much of the album. A transitional recording in the absolute best sense, Perverted By Language is The Fall both as they were and as they would become. The emergence of Brix Smith is often cited as the impetus for The Fall’s move toward outward pop, and she first makes her first appearance with the band on Perverted By Language. Nowhere is her presence felt more than on “Hotel Blöedel,” where she handles lead vocal duties alongside Mark E. Smith whose mangled violin accompaniment roots the song’s cold romanticism in his unmistakable brand of strange. “Garden” provides a new take on The Fall’s stretched-out tendencies—using ringing, clean guitars to build a nearly 10-minute epic more subtly than ever before. The opener, “Eat Y’self Fitter,” is wholly classic Fall: a playfully circular bass line drives the album’s strongest vocal spout, complete with emphatic breaks where Mark E. Smith issues the song’s spiteful decree with equal parts glee and scorn.) 23.00

FLOWERS OF EVIL - City Of Fear LP (deranged - For a side project, Flowers Of Evil outpaces and out-snots the best of them. What started as more or less of a studio project with Brandon Welchez from Crocodiles and David McDaniel from Young Boys has turned into a band that has delivered not one but two solid hardcore punk albums in the last two years. City Of Fear showcases a band comfortable with their punk roots and delivers some classic sounding snotty hardcore jams. Reminiscent of early Career Suicide, this album blends the high velocity in-your-face sound of first era hardcore like The Germs with a good dose of melody to keep things catchy and infectious.) 18.00

GOUGE AWAY - , dies LP (86 - back in stock - Gouge Away's debut LP features 13 tracks of powerful and political female-fronted hardcore that brings plenty of speed mixed with stomp and provocative, insightful lyrics. LP includes an 11" x 17" poster ) 16.00

HEAVEN IN HER ARMS - White Halo LP (moment of - Music is a medium of connection no matter what political and geographical borders want to dictate. What music in general is also celebrated for is the possibility to blend regional with global sounds to create new and unique soundscapes. Japan is one of those regional examples where the dominant structures of heavy music are mashed up with the local culture to preserve a musical testimony of the here and now. One of those bands who stand this balancing act between Western and Asian influences are Tokyo's HEAVEN IN HER ARMS. After ten years of relentlessly touring the world including destinations such as Europe, Russia and many parts of Asia and numerous critically acclaimed releases, HEAVEN IN HER ARMS are ready for the next chapter of their history. "White Halo" is the name of the upcoming longplayer that once again manifests the band's willingness to excel the own aspirations. This album fits perfectly into HEAVEN IN HER ARMS' discography without sounding antiquated or outdated, but offers everything that fans have been lurking for. What makes "White Halo" special is that the band's origin is once again audible in every single tone without serving any stereotypes or being pathetic. This album sounds like a visit to Tokyo with its roughly 14 million inhabitants, ever buzzing traffic and bright neon lights. It is easy to get lost but signs and structures remain as a golden thread that turns this trip into a delightful and fascinating journey. "White Halo" sounds huge and overwhelming with every little aspect in its own way. May it be the complex riffing, the pervading Japanese vocals or the overall dramatic composition. HEAVEN IN HER ARMS once again prove their distinctive sense for an unblemished songwriting that can keep pace with other big players in the genre.) 12.00

HAZEL ENGLISH - Just Give In / Never Going Home  DLP (US Press) (polyvinyl - US Press on 180 gram blue and yellow vinyl. HAZEL ENGLISH is a 25-year-old Oakland-based artist who makes beautifully blurry indie-pop music powered by transcendent melodies and caked in layers of Californian sunshine and redolent reverb. She’s drawn comparisons to everyone from Alvvays and Pains Of Being Pure At Heart to touring partners Ride, while her soaring, hypnotic, vocal arrangements have been likened to everyone from Grimes to DIIV. Her label debut, Just Give In / Never Going Home, collates a brilliant snap-shot of her DIY creations to date. ) 21.00

HESSAJA - Planet Sedam: Ison LP (Since the beginning of time, comets have sparked great interest due to their sudden occurrence and nature to behave totally different to other celestial bodies. This describes exactly the music of HESSJA. ) 12.00

HIVE - parasitic twin LP (crowns and - Hive began as the brainchild of Mike Paradise and Morgan Carpenter in early 2014, with a vision to combine the caustic, legendary Minneapolis sound of 90's crust with influences from Pacific Northwestern dark hardcore and Swedish d-beat. The band began performing live by the end of the year. By mid-2015, Hive recorded their first self-titled, six-song release, which was originally available digitally and on limited-edition cassette and later self-released on a limited-edition 12" vinyl EP. Hive was also involved in two compilations: a Twin Cities featurette released digitally by Razorcake Magazine and Cvlt Nation's tribute to the Dead Kennedy's classic album "Fresh Fruit for Rotten Vegetables." ) 17.00

HURULA - Vapen Till Dom Hopplosa LP (deranged - Four years after the end of his punk band Masshysteri, Robert Hurula returned with a solo project under the name Hurula. His first album, Vi Är Människorna Som Våra Föräldrar Varnade Oss För, picked up where that classic band left off, blending elements of early Scandinavian punk à la Ebba Gron and post-punk with some obvious pop undertones. The album earned wide acclaim and made numerous Best Of Year lists in 2014. On this second album, Hurula returns with more of the same infectious formula anyone familiar with his musical output over the last ten years will immediately recognize.The production is bigger but the songs are just as catchy.) 18.00

THE I.L.Y'S - Bodyguard LP (castle face - he latest release from the mysterious, experimental duo comprised of Zach Hill and Andy Morin of Death Grips, Bodyguard also features guitar work from Tristan Tozer (Yah Mos, Drug Apts).  “...with Bodyguard, they’ve given us, I would argue, an album a whole lot more bracing and immediate and fun and welcoming than anything Death Grips will ever allow themselves to make.” – Tom Breihan, Stereogum) 17.00

KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD - Murder Of The Universe LP (US Press) (As soon as the dust settles you can see an new world / In place of where the old one had been…” A concept album to end all concepts, Murder Of The Universe is the new collection by head-bending psychedelicists King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard. Murder Of The Universe is a face-melting musical assault concerned with the downfall of man, the death of the planet....the murder of the whole goddamn universe. ) 26.00

LEAVES - ....bleibt das jetzt für immer? LP (Animal.Liberation.Antifascist.Hardcore.Punk.Jena(Germany). Ffo: Touche Amore, Jungbluth, ….) 11.00

LYNN CASTLE - Rose Colored Corner LP (liatc - Though most of the world may not know the songs of Lynn Castle, she is an artist whose work stretches across seven decades. She has created a diverse and vast (albeit mostly unreleased) discography of pop, folk, country, gothic, rock, punk, blues, and children's songs. Light In The Attic Records is very excited to continue its Lee Hazlewood Archive Series with Rose Colored Corner, a collection of intimate recordings Lynn Castle made with Jack Nitzsche in 1966 and her complete recorded output with Lee Hazlewood on LHI Records. For the first time ever Lynn is sharing recordings from her personal archive and telling her story.  In the 1960s Lynn became the first lady barber in LA just as long hair on men became hip. By day she was styling The Monkees, Boyce and Hart, Del Shannon, Sonny & Cher, the Byrds and countless others…by night she was writing songs.) 28.00

MALAMANYA - s/t LP (secret stash - Stand on the corner of Cedar & 42nd in South Minneapolis and it can feel like you are eavesdropping on the sounds of a jukebox smuggled out of 1960s Havana. On summer nights, when windows fling open gasping for cool air, Afro-Cuban rhythms and celebratory exclamations radiate from a basement up the street where nine dedicated musicians are rehearsing classic, timeless Latin songs.  Malamanya began in 2009 aiming to create music that would fuel late nights of dancing, drinking, and connection… music that anyone could get down to, regardless of language, race, or ethnicity. From these intentions and desires came their band name, Malamanya (Spanish for the bad habit).  After eight years together, Malamanya is releasing their first full length album. The self-titled LP is comprised of their favorite vintage songs from throughout Latin America filtered through their uniquely eclectic yet traditionally rooted Latin sound. From track to track, conga drums, timbales, and bongos provide foundationally hypnotic rhythms. Accenting these rhythms and adding melodies are upright bass,acoustic piano, and the Cuban tres guitar. Lead vocals by Cuban-native Zusel Balbincut through this combination, soaring back to another time when Celia Cruz and La Lupe dominated Latin airwaves.  Recorded using the same approach employed on their favorite Latin records from the 50s and 60s, Malamanya’s debut effort was cut to tape live in one room by the group’s co-founder, Tony Schreiner, at his Minneapolis-based Brown Bag Studios. Whether you are brand new to Latin music, or a long time aficionado, Malamanya is sure to lift your spirits and move your feet.) 21.00

MARK CONE - Now Showing LP (neck chop - Do me a favor. Think of your favorite synth punk band, or, assuming you hate everything the subgenre stands for, think of the one you hate the least. Pretty much anything that’s got a keyboard and a lot of yelling involved, since it’s practically all the same shit anyways. Now, imagine yourself holding a physical release from said band; either a record, cassette, CD, LaserDisc, or what have you. Just imagine it in your hands. Alright, now imagine yourself breaking it right over your fucking knee—MARK CONE is your favorite now. It’s up to you whether or not that last part should be left to your imagination, but for those with an inherent affinity for keyboard-infused punk, minimal exposure to Cone’s dissonant, hyperactive keystrokes, masterfully programmed drum beats, and throaty, maniacal roars are needed to realize the undercurrent of brilliance that runs beneath this darkened display of unfledged synth glory. Mark Cone—a snide, hysterical character conceived by one of the two founders of Massachusetts’s UROCHROMES, JACKIE M.—not only epitomizes the essence of keyboard-oriented punk, but does so in a line-up devoid of instruments typically associated with the subgenre; mainly centering on a substandard Casio keyboard, an 8-bit drum machine, and a harsh set of pipes, Mark Cone has created a melodic, energetic, riveting score of punk with discernible post-like tinges in this 10-track LP. As a successor to his original 7” EP (Nicey Music), this record is a true mindmelter.) 18.00

NEON PEARL - Neon Pearl (aka 1967 Recordings) LP (lion - Incredible sessions from the year of psychedelia’s apex—gliding rhythms and softly pulsing melodies floating on a bed of organ and harmonium ('Out Of Sight' and 'Going With The Flow' in particular are especially delicious). PETER DUNTON (drums/vocals), BERNARD JINKS (bass) and ROD HARRISON (guitar)—sometime members of PLEASE and THE FLIES, and later in legendary—and suddenly very popular—band T2) plied their trade as NEON PEARL in Germany in the summer of 1967. After a few months playing to appreciative German audiences, they returned to England where a music publisher financed them to lay as many tracks to tape as they could within the few hours booked. The result is what we have here. Almost certainly the most spartan of Dunton-related material reissued thus far, but it doesn't suffer because of it, rather it gives it a feel all of its own. Contains studio recordings from 1967 and 1968 taken from surviving tapes and acetates. The first vinyl edition of the album was originally pressed in a tiny quantity and is now long sold out. This edition has been remastered and comes with an insert and new cover art. Edition of 500 copies worldwide.) 25.00

THE MODERN INSTITUTE - s/t LP (night people - For The Modern Institute’s self-titled first vinyl document, the practices of audio technicians Richard McMaster, Laurie Pitt and James Stephen Wright are brought into sharp focus, the initial analyses of a project which examines the rituals of performance, the signifiers of bourgeois culture and the absurdities inherent in the middle class art gaze. While undoubtedly disturbing in execution, it’s a succinct reminder of the tension between lazy, electronic music tropes and the essential, quizzical attitude frequently lacking in the technoid culture yet abundant in Glasgow’s agent provocateurs. ) 16.00

NEEDLES // PINS - Good Night, Tomorrow LP (mint - Vancouver power-trash trio Needles//Pins began in 2009 as an excuse for three friends to hang out. Two LPs and a handful of 7 inch singles later, the band has come a long way but are still, at its core, a few friends having fun. 2017 sees the band set to release its third LP Good Night, Tomorrow, its first on Mint Records. The record is a progression both musically and lyrically from their older material while still maintaining the hook-centric philosophy of their previous releases. The band has become legendary in Vancouver for wild shows and gruff but catchy punk rock melodies. It draws from classic punk roots like the wiry pop of The Buzzcocks and the gravely anthems of Stiff Little Fingers, but has a unique West Coast approach that would align itself with the catchiest of the Lookout! or Dirtnap Records catalog.) 18.00

RICH LA BONTE - Mayan Canals LP (dark entries - Rich La Bonte is a musician, writer and editor from upstate New York born in 1946. At age 11 he figured out how to record a piano backwards with his first tape deck and discovered Monk, Mingus and Art Blakey. In 1965 Rich moved to Ithaca, bought an electric guitar and started singing in garage rock band the huns. After the band dissolved, he moved to NYC and played bass and sang in the original cast production of the musical Godspell. ) 20.00

ROPE SECT - Personae Ingratae LP (ROPE SECT is a German three-piece. The idea behind the name and the first EP is that a bunch of people who are fed up with society move into the woods, founding a sect separated from anyone else. They're creating their own hierarchy and laws. Those who break the rules will be hanged as well as people wanting to return to their old life or betray the sect. To compensate the traitors or law breakers, new members will be caught - meshed in a metaphorical sense. So, the rope is both the power that is feared and the essence that is adored. The group is reveling in the world's ruin, becoming intoxicated while waiting for doomsday.) 15.00

RY COODER - Paris, Texas OST LP (real gone - Seldom has any artist captured that ineffable “high, lonesome sound” quite as beautifully as RY COODER did on his landmark soundtrack to Wim Wenders’ 1984 film Paris, Texas. Not quite blues, not quite bluegrass, not quite ambient, Cooder’s haunting, evocative score mirrors the existential journey of Harry Dean Stanton’s Travis Henderson as he wanders through the empty Texas prairie landscape in pursuit of his irretrievable past. With the able help of multi-instrumentalists DAVID LINDLEY and JIM DICKINSON, Cooder crafts a soundscape (much of it based on Blind Willie Johnson’s “Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground”) that is profoundly sad yet leavened with bits of humor and whimsy. Real Gone Music is proud to present this classic soundtrack in a translucent blue vinyl edition limited to 900 copies.) 33.00

SELF DEFENSE FAMILY - Wounded Masculinity LP (In the tradition of Neil Young's "please kick me off the label"-era, or when Lou Reed tried to drive his audience away, Self Defense Family delivers brilliantly difficult listens on the 12"ep "Wounded Masculinity." Family member Mary Brulatour takes the songwriting reigns on four tracks that range from sullen folk to anxious kraut. The result is material unique even in Self Defense Family's varied (and sprawling) catalog.) 18.00

SICK THOUGHTS - Songs About People You Hate LP (neck chop - SICK THOUGHTS is a one-man punk band that needs no introduction; partly because the band’s international notoriety can easily precede itself, and partly because every other notable record label, music outlet, and bottomfeeding venue has thoroughly suckled the band’s teats in the four or so years it’s been active. If Sick Thoughts’ massive discography—easily amassing to 20-something records released by labels all around the globe—is any indication of its reverence, let alone quality, then it should be immediately clear that Sick Thoughts is worth its salt. Either that, or Sick Thoughts’ sole creator, DREW OWEN, has got a metric fuckton of songs he wants released and a nice set of lips to get the job done—if you sniff my drift. And this doesn’t even take Drew Owen’s multitude of side projects into account, such as DD OWEN, CHICKEN CHAIN, BLOODY MASTER, LS DOGS, BABY'S BLOOD, DEFORMITIES, and so on. Therefore, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to you that Songs About People You Hate, Sick Thought’s newest LP, is another prime example of sleazy, spit-riddled punk rock ‘n’ roll done right—and wrong—in all the best ways possible, vicious spurs of idiot savant-tier musicianship abound. And with Drew rapidly leaving adolescence, you better believe he’s gonna take his vitamins, outline his will, and then promptly blast your eardrums with eleven brand-new auditory bruisers, all before kicking you right off his fuckin’ lawn.) 17.00

STREET EATERS - The Envoy LP (contastz - STREET EATERS are a truewave/punk band from Berkeley+Oakland, CA that has drawn a range of sonic comparisons to bands from Wipers to Masshysteri, Autoclave to Drive Like Jehu, Huggy Bear to KARP, Sonic Youth’s Bad Moon Rising to Warsaw. After years of relentless international touring on the heels of their well-received album "Blood::Muscles::Bones" (released on Nervous Intent in the U.S./Contraszt! in Europe), Megan March and John No returned home to troubled times in their immediate bay area underground punk community/family and the world at large. True to form, the band sought to come to terms with this changed landscape by diving deeply into their own recording studio to create a new record with an expansive new vision. This record, "The Envoy", is a concept album based on famed dystopian, gender revolutionary, anti-authoritarian author Ursula K. Le Guin's influential books "The Dispossessed" and "Left Hand of Darkness". )11.00

THURSTON MOORE & PHIL X. MILSTEIN DUO - Songs We Taught The Lord Vol. 1 LP (feeding - "As I recall, the idea seemed pretty reasonable at the time. It was late 1996. I'd met Fahey a couple of years earlier, and partly as an outgrowth of that meeting he had decided he wanted to meet and play with 'noise musicians.' This resulted in a lot of music that made his olden fans weep, but who was I to argue with The Great Koonaklaster? Anyway, it was late '96 and Fahey wanted to play some gigs on the east coast. He also wanted Thurston to be on the bill with him, and so Mr. Moore asked me for suggestions about who might be cool to duet with. We ruled out a lot of people for various reasons, then had a flash about asking the great Pep Lester (aka Phil Milstein). Although best known as a writer and designer, Phil had also done lots of music in various configurations, and I was hoping he'd deign to play the musical saw he had started practicing a few years earlier. Although the second night's sound was previously issued by Chris Corsano's Hot Cars Warp Records label, this is the first issue for this fantastic set. Roll yourself a fatty and swing!" — Byron Coley, 2016. Edition of 400.) 25.00

TWISTED WIRES - Struck Twice LP (italians do it -Armed with a voice of velvet and a Linn drum, Houston' TWISTED WIRES their second EP for Italians Do It Better. Two songs (and seven versions) to keep your turntable warm while you wait for their debut full-length, Always. 31 minutes of music. Pressed on 180-gram white vinyl in an edition of 500 copies.) 28.00

VANUM - Burning Arrow LP (Burning Arrow is the second release from VANUM, the collaborative project of KYLE MORGAN (ASH BORER, PREDATORY LIGHT) and MICHAEL REKEVICS (FELL VOICES, VILKACIS, VORDE). Following their debut album, Realm of Sacrifice, released on Profound Lore Records, the Burning Arrow EP reveals a band both expanding their sonic palette and rigorously seeking the distillation of their own essence. Though the sound of the band hasn't ultimately changed wildly, there have been key shifts that distinguish this release from not only Morgan and Rekevics' other bands, but also Vanum's own previous output. The duration of the individual songs, as well as the arc of the entire LP, have been streamlined and trimmed of all fat. A muscularity and sense of triumphant might define the composition. This increased focus on riff-craft, embraced while managing not to eschew atmosphere, reveals the significant influence of classic Hellenic black metal alongside the furious Slavic sound that has consistently been a part of Vanum's musical identity. This new sonic influence, paired with a more belligerent and outward looking lyrical approach, serve to create an aura of bombastic power and arrogant glory; a marked contrast to the largely melancholy and inward looking mood and concept of the previous album. Perhaps ultimately, the name of the release is the most convenient illustration of it's own essential qualities. Realm of Sacrifice was marked by both the sorrow and endurance evoked and demanded by the rite of ritual sacrifice, while Burning Arrow is exactly what it's own namesake would also suggest;  Concise, cutting, and ablaze with warlike intention. The sharpened point of Vanum. Edition of 500 copies.) 20.00

VOIGHT KAMPFF - The Din Of Dying Youth LP (dreanged - “Coming off the heels off a mounting barrage of thick post-punk releases, Voight-Kampff pushes out another aggressive and atmospheric assault with their new album The Din of Dying Youth. The album immediately drops into the fray like a paratrooper as rhythmic chiming and bolting drums push their way through the melodic chorus-drenched guitar easier than a jackhammer through a stream of water, cooling it down from overheating, in a sky-scraping industrial park factory where no sunlight reaches. The factory foreman vocals speak through the PA system to his human-replaced assembly line machines while simultaneously gripping the self-destruct button. Through the screeches and tears, faint optimistic veils drift in and out, spiraling around the tracks. Clocking in at just over twenty minutes, The Din of Dying Youth delivers a solid line without fluff or filling, striking both sides of the alternative melancholy buzz, from Creation Records to the steel grinding steel noise of Touch & Go. The momentum propels you miles per minute through overhead cable lines from the muddy waters of the Mississippi River into the cold Northeastern waters of the Quabbin Reservoir.” — Josh Jenkins) 18.00

WEICHE - s/t LP (kink - Dark music for dark times! - debut album by this german hardcore band) 12.00

WEREGOAT - Pestilential Rites of Infernal Fornication LP (Revered as one of the cultest names in the modern bestial metal scene, since their formation in 2009, WEREGOAT have become the penultimate extreme of total and utter BESTIAL fucking METAL: literally, sonic bestiality incarnate. Their Parasitic-released Unholy Exaltation of Fullmoon Perversity 12" introduced them in 2011 with a nuclear-powered bang, showing obeisance to the ancient ways but brimming with a disgusting 'n' debaucherous personality, and the IRON BONEHEAD-released Slave Bitch to the Black Ram Master 12" in 2013 upped the extremity stakes even further. Alas, now arrives what will be the most gutted 'n' godless WEREGOAT statement yet: Pestilential Rites of Infernal Fornication.) 16.00

WALL - Untitled LP (wharf cat - Untitled is the debut LP from "New York City's buzziest new band" (NME) of 2016. The follow up to their cult classic, eponymous EP documents WALL's rapid ascent from a relatively unknown entity to a hard-playing, highly sought after act on the NYC underground circuit and beyond. From the pensive minimalism of "River Mansion" to the fervent satire of "High Ratings," the barely nascent four-piece captures the nervous energy of a city defined by constant change. Over the past year, WALL has played throughout New York City at venues ranging in size from DIY mainstays like Silent Barn and Aviv to industry staples such as Rough Trade and Webster Hall. Outside of New York, WALL was listed as #2 on Time Out Austin’s top 11 picks for SXSW 2016 and has garnered the critical acclaim of UK press outlets NME, DIY Mag, and The Quietus, among others.) 20.00

WAXAHATCHEE - Out In The Storm LP (ermge - Out in the Storm is the blazing result of a woman reawakened. Her most autobiographical and honest album to date, Out in the Storm is a self-reflective anchor in the story of both KATIE CRUCHFIELD's songwriting and her life. The album tells the story of taking control of a volatile situation, embracing flaws, and exploring a new sonic freedom. The album was tracked at Miner Street Recordings in Philadelphia with JOHN AGNELLO, known for working with some of the most iconic musicians of the last 25 years, including Dinosaur Jr. and Sonic Youth. Agnello and Crutchfield worked together for most of December 2016, along with the band: sister ALLISON CRUTCHFIELD on keyboards and percussion, KATHERINE SIMONETTI on bass, and ASHLEY ARNWINE on drums; KATIE HARKIN, touring guitarist with Sleater-Kinney, also contributed lead guitar. At Agnello’s suggestion, the group recorded most of the music live to enhance their unity in a way that gives the album a fuller sound compared to past releases, resulting in one of Waxahatchee’s most guitar-driven releases to date. Crutchfield’s voice oscillates between effortless grace and commanding righteousness, taking the listener with her on an explicitly personal journey.) 21.00

WAXAHATCHEE - Out In The Storm DLP (merge - Deluxe LP version in uncoated gatefold jackets with silver foil detail, black dust sleeve, full fold-out poster, downlaod and a bonus ten track disc pressed on white vinyl.) 33.00

WICCANS - Sailing A Crazy Ship LP (Another flat-out ripper from Denton, Texas' WICCANS. Nine raging cuts of metallic-tinged hardcore mayhem featuring members of BAD SPORTS, RADIOACTIVITY, and VIDEO. Previous LP on Katorga Works. "Recorded by Denton legends MARK RYAN and JEFF BURKE (of Marked Men), the nine tracks are fast and ferocious, lacking the slow dirges of previous full-lengths. The boys are sailing fast, but maintaining complete control over their ship. The title track's intro gives listeners the uncertain, cautious sensation of a vessel lifting off, but a galloping pogo beat confirms that Wiccans have reached outer space, and are cutting through the cosmos at light-speed. This band gives me hope that hardcore can still be inventive and creative, while staying true to being what it is: angry, destructive music. Basically this is the best Wiccans record yet, and you'd be a fool not to pick it up."—A. Savage) 18.00

WILL BEELEY - Gallivantin' LP (Tompkins Square reissues two albums by Texas singer/songwriter WILL BEELEY—the self-released mega-rare (only 200 copies) private press LP Gallivantin' from 1971, and Passing Dream, originally released by Malaco Records in 1979. Recorded in San Antonio, Gallivantin' shows Beeley's heartfelt, folky side—a wistful set of original tunes, plus a cover of Bob Dylan's "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere" and a spaced-out, 10 minute-plus Eastern-influenced psych take on Buffy Sainte-Marie's "Little Wheel Spin & Spin / Co'Dine." Now a truck driver living in New Mexico, Will Beeley recently recorded his first new album since 1979's Passing Dream. Produced by Jerry David DeCicca of The Black Swans (who also produced Larry Jon Wilson's final album), the new one features Michael Guerra (The Mavericks), and is mixed by Stuart Sikes (Loretta Lynn's Van Lear Rose, Cat Power's The Greatest). The album is slated for release on Tompkins Square sometime in 2018.) 20.00

WILL BEELEY - Passing Dream LP (tompkins square - Tompkins Square reissues two albums by Texas singer/songwriter WILL BEELEY—the self-released mega-rare (only 200 copies) private press LP Gallivantin' from 1971, and Passing Dream, originally released by Malaco Records in 1979. Recorded in Jackson, Mississippi, Passing Dream reveals the shifting musical direction of opposite sides of the '70s—a tougher, huskier, more alt-country sound emerging, presaging modern day troubadours like Chris Stapleton and Jamey Johnson. Released by Malaco Records in 1979, the album features the very first studio credit by guitarist LARRY CAMPBELL (Bob Dylan, Levon Helm), along with drummer JAMES STROUD (Marshall Tucker Band, Eddie Rabbitt), keyboardist CARSON WHITSETT (Paul Simon, Tony Joe White) and other crack studio players. Now a truck driver living in New Mexico, Will Beeley recently recorded his first new album since 1979's Passing Dream. Produced by Jerry David DeCicca of The Black Swans (who also produced Larry Jon Wilson's final album), the new one features Michael Guerra (The Mavericks), and is mixed by Stuart Sikes (Loretta Lynn's Van Lear Rose, Cat Power's The Greatest). The album is slated for release on Tompkins Square sometime in 2018.) 20.00

V/A - Horrendous New Wave LP (lumoy - Sixteen track comp featuring AUSMUTEANTS, RIK AND THE PIGS, JANITOR SCUM, BB EYE, NANCY and others.) 16.00


IMMORTAL WAR - hell's razor TAPE (A sleazy 10 minute trip through the microscopic circuitry of Hell's Razor. Memorialized on cassette tape, Immortal War evokes sentiments of Venom, Bathory, and Sodom with this 4 song, no frills, pure metal assault. Music for the truly depraved.) 8.00


JOHN DWYER - Exploded Globes: An Annotated Collection Of Posters 1999-2016 BOOK (or the very first Castle Face book — a selection from the dusty vaults of John Dwyer’s prodigious poster output! Bold, brash, lovingly imperfect prints embellished with some stories of the nights in question as told by the man himself…don’t miss out on this or your coffee table will never forgive you. ) 38.00

friends. i hope you all kept dry feet after yesterdays apocalyptic showers. We got a bunch of new stuff like the new CHAIN OF FLOWERS 7“,  a new MOLLY NILSSON 7“, some new VAN records releases, new DERBE LEBOWSKI LP, GNOD - live at roadburn LP + CD,  the JAMES ELKINGTON - Wintres Woma LP, KATE TEMPEST - everybody down LP restock, and STEPHEN O’MALLEY restocks via Ideal, POPOL VUH re issues on Light In The Attic, V/A - Cartagena! Curro Fuentes & The Big Band Cumbia and Descarga Sound Of Colombia DLP and a bunch of there stuff.

We also will start shipping the CITY OF CATERPILLAR - driving .. 12“, THE REMEMBERABLES - same LP pre orders and YOU COULD BE A COP 12“ next week. You can still pre order those.

The CITY OF CATERPILLAR LP starts also in two weeks and we still looking for a show for WET THE ROPE on AUGUST 1st — in case you can help. Please get in touch

our next show is CITY OF CATERPILLAR & ME & GOLIATH on July 13th



in general

Thank you
Robert & Klose & Norman


CHAIN OF FLOWERS - Let Your Light In / Flesh, Blood and Bone 7“ (alter - Cardiff's Chain of Flowers return to Alter with their first new material since 2015's self-titled debut album. A double A sided single, 'Let Your Light In' and 'Flesh, Blood and Bone' are two tracks which see the band moving beyond the dense shoegaze sonics of their debut, bringing forward a more spacious and streamlined sound that emphasises the powerful urgency of their live performances.) 9.00

(DOLCH) - An Den Mond 7“ (van - Newest output by mysterious Doom / Black Metal band (Dolch) from Germany. Two new songs, Track A based on a poem by J. W. v. Goethe and track B is a Dead Moon cover version.) 7.00

MOLLY NILSSON - Single 7“ (night school - Preceding her epic new record Imaginations, due May 29th, Single features two exclusive new songs not available on any other release. Molly Nilsson is in a mood: the mood for love, perhaps? For an artist who has spent almost 10 years skirting the issue of love, almost addressing it, taking it out to dinner only to stand it up, “Single” almost lands a sucker love-punch to the listener’s heart. About Somebody seems to be about somebody, or maybe even somebody’s body, about desire too, perhaps. How else to interpret the line “Babe I want to party with you every night, and have a hard-on for the rest of my life?” But this is a Molly Nilsson song, and this is Empowering Content. Over a rousing, even anthemic, verse/chorus one-two, a soaring synth-string hook that rides the handclaps beautifully, we‘re soon left wondering whether our beloved narrator is really focusing on the “other” at all. Love lets you down: treat it mean, keep it keen, and remember if you can’t love yourself how the hell are you gonna love any body else?  On the flip, Quit (In Time), is a classic minor-key Nilsson elegy to obsession and addiction, sounding almost close to an early 80s Springsteen love-story.) 10.00


I I - Omnivorous Void LP (II (which stands for Infernal Invocation) releases its debut-EP. This one sided 12-inch brings you some serious devastading death/black metal. The band hails from Leipzig, Germany.) 14.00

COMBO LOS YOGAS - Canabrava LP (vampsoul - Combo Los Yogas was a short-lived early Colombian salsa band from Medellín directed and arranged by Aníbal José Ángel Echeverri, the famous antioqueño keyboardist known as Aníbal Ángel or simply Anán. Anán studied arranging and composition at the famed Manhattan School of Music in New York, had many of his own songs become hits over the years, founded the raspa gallega band Los Teen-Agers ("raspa" or "gallega" denotes combos that played tropical Afro-Colombian coastal music but were from the whiter interior) in 1958, and recorded with Discos Fuentes starting in 1965, so he was already an established musician on the scene by the time he founded this oddly named combo. With the influence of New York's burgeoning young Latin scene being absorbed by certain sectors of the youth in South America at the end of the 1960s, Aníbal Ángel must have felt the urge to join the fray, so in 1968 he founded Los Yogas to explore this new phenomenon from the north. Employing Barranquilla native Johnny Moré as his lead vocalist (Moré, who claimed to be related to Cuba's Beny Moré, also worked with the Conjunto/Sexteto Miramar and Rafael Benítez as well as pianist Joe Madrid) and a full combo with trumpet, trombone, congas and timbales, Los Yogas recorded a fantastic collection of cover tunes in the guaguancó, son, guajira, descarga and cha-cha-chá rhythms) 18.00

DERBE LEBOWSKI - DERBE LEBOWSKI LP  (spastic fantastic - Once again time to tear down some walls! Three years after the first attack, here comes powerhouse #2: Nine gun hits from DERBE LEBOWSKI out of Berlin City! In almost 15 minutes somewhere between Hardcore, Powerviolence and Fastcore an ugly three headed punkbastard is born in Moloch. In the circle of the family out of aunts and uncles of HENRY FONDA, HATEHUG and FEMME KRAWALL, it should be clear that the celebration of the day of liberation is more important than a dusky birthday party. Stop And Go Hardcore for people with low attention threshold and pulsating throat line. Hölli ( is once again responsible for the outstanding artwork on thick Inside-Out cardboard. If you are lucky enough to be among the first buyers and have € 2 more in your pocket, you can also look at Paul Ayuhara's screen print craft ( on the B side and get closer to the summit of total bliss. Compulsory purchase. Should be clear!...

GNOD - live at roadburn LP + CD (roadburn - Limited Pressing of just 300 copies worldwide! CD Only Bonus Tracks: "Man On The Wire" & "Entrance" Special release to celebrate GNOD as artist in residence on Roadburn Festival 2017. "Fuelled by maverick spirit and fearsome willpower, GNOD have released dozens of full-length albums, CD-Rs, cassettes and short run releases, each seemingly materialising from the ether, as the band, revolving around key members Chris Haslam and Paddy Shine, is shrouded in mystery. Always thought-provoking and political oppressive, with a mercurial power and fiery intensity that could come from no-one else, GNOD will play four shows during their residency at Roadburn, and following in the footsteps of Circle, Justin K Broadrick and The Heads among others. Gnod Bless." Recorded at the prestigious Roadburn Festival 2012 at Patronaat, Tilburg. Mixed and mastered by Marcel van de Vondervoort at Torture Gardenn Studio, Oss.) 21.00

JAMES ELKINGTON - Wintres Woma LP (Drawing from British folk, avant-rock, and jazz traditions alike, Wintres Woma—Old English for “the sound of winter”—is James Elkington’s debut solo record, but you’ve likely heard his masterful guitar playing and arranging, even if you didn’t realize it. Elkington (an Englishman living in Chicago) is an inveterate collaborator who brings his lyrical compositional and improvisational sensibilities to any group. He has toured as a band member, recorded, and/or collaborated with Jeff Tweedy, Richard Thompson, Steve Gunn, Michael Chapman, Joan Shelley, Nathan Salsburg and Brokeback, to name just a few of his many enthusiastic admirers. His assured album, recorded at Wilco’s Loft, is baroquely detailed and beautifully constructed, featuring both his baritone vocals and some of Chicago’s finest, including Tomeka Reid.) 24.00

JASMINE GUFFOND - Traced LP (sonic pieces - Following 2015’s remarkable Yellow Bell, Jasmine Guffond finally unveils her sophomore album for Sonic Pieces: Traced develops a broad sound spectrum that goes far beyond her previous efforts. Influenced by digital surveillance technologies, Guffond examines data generated from facial recognition systems and global monitoring networks and translates their algorithms into auditory shapes. She draws sonic portraits that manage to capture what normally eludes human perception turning peripheral data into deeply engaging compositions. These pieces unfold through shifting drone patterns interspersed with refined cut-up vocal snippets. Commanding bass pulses are counterposed against assemblies of beats and subtly measured guitar. Emotionally suspenseful, the album alternately rises to intense highs that descend into soundscapes almost trancelike in affect. Collectively, the tracks on Traced attest to Guffond’s profoundly sensitive approach to communicating contemporary ideas re-imagined as intricately inventive tonal possibilities. ) 27.00

KATE TEMPEST - everybody down LP (big dad - The story rhyme. Rather than the bragging and boasting of many raps, in a story rhyme the MC presents a narrative – a street update of Ovid or Homer if you want to get hifalutin about it. Traced back by some to “The Message” by Melle Mel, few would dispute that it reached some sort of a peak with Slick Rick’s first album, and was carried forward by the likes of Biggie and Eminem. It also had a profound influence on rap in the UK, with artists like Roots Manuvausing the form to represent themselves and their city in a myriad of new ways.) 18.00

KENNY KENNY OH OH - I Will Not Negotiate LP (contrastz - After two 7"s and million of shows, here's the first album of this band from Leipzig, Germany. Something between '77 punk and Riot Grrrl. Catchy as hell!) 11.00

LAUREL HALO - dust LP (hyperdub - Whilst fully formed in their own rights, those records now appear to be a playground or warm-up for the stunningly loose yet instinctively coherent geometries and ideas that crystallise, slosh and flit all over this one, and which should surely place Halo among the most enigmatic artists in her astral field. While swarmed with a daring roll call of collaborators such as Klein, Eli Keszler, Julia Holter, $hit & $hine and Max D, Laurel’s myriad ideas both anchor and form a glowing lattice which beautifully perfuses the whole record, tying together her roots in Detroit techno’s makeup - sci-fi, jazz, electro, japanese electronics, dub and nEuropean concrète - and seamlessly incorporating up-to-the-minute gestures from pop, R&B and 4.1 world dimensions in the most elusive yet insoluble style of her own.  18.00

LOVE THEME - Love Theme LP (alter - If there's a single guiding motif to this debut recording from Love Theme, it's the melancholic throb of love learnt and love lost, a descent that tumbles and slips through the overall feeling of looking back. As intimately and carefully as its parts cohesively lament a narrative, it's the after-image that catches your breath, like a memory morphing as it is observed.  Comprised of Alex Zhang Hungtai of the now defunct project Dirty Beaches, along with Austin Milne, and Simon Frank, 'Love Theme' is arranged from an improvised session with twin saxophones, synthesizer, percussion, drum machine, and voice. Over the course of a year the material was edited remotely from the members' home cities of London, LA and Taipei.  The record's sullen ambience is never left too long to set in. The aching wane of the saxophone arrangements frisk the propulsive aggro of the mixed percussion, forcing a melancholic halo upon the queasy stupor of the synthetic swing that closes each side of the record. It's a bizarre lust for life that's being divined from equal parts dislocation and invigoration, a potent remedy which perhaps Love Theme can call their own. ) 19.00

MAGGIE PAYNE - Crystal LP  (aguierre - Maggi Payne is an American composer, flutist video artist and co-director of the Center for Contemporary Music, Mills College where she teaches recording engineering, composition, and electronic music. Her work involves electroacoustic, instrumental, and vocal works along with works involving visuals, including dancers outfitted with electroluminescent wire and videos she creates using images ranging from nature to the abstract. She has composed music for dance, theatre, and video. Crystal was first released in 1986 on the Lovely Music label. Home to experimental musicians such as Robert Ashley, David Behrman, Pauline Oliveros and Alvin Lucier. On Crystal flute, spoken voice, sonifications and synthesizers are processed to create dense and massive structures. Maggi Payne's musical imagination is vivid: she is interested in the surreal, the inward, the micro, and the accumulation of physical and psychological tension. Periods of silence gently evolve into flowing drones of complex resonances. Oozing drones evolve into dense and powerful peaks of short duration. The compositions and sounds on Crystal have incredible depth, a profound logic and, though not "pretty", an irresistible beauty.) 23.00

METAVARI - Metropolis (An Original Re-Score by Metavari) DLP (Metavari is the stage name of Indiana-based electronic musician Nathaniel David Utesch and is best described as the intersection of nostalgic electronics, ambient soundscapes and off-kilter synth pop music. Since 2008, Metavari have toured extensively in the US; sharing the stage with notable acts such as This Will Destroy You, Maserati, Tortoise, Titus Andronicus, Anamanaguchi, The Appleseed Cast & Small Black.) 44.00

PENELOPE TRAPPES - Penelope One LP (optimo - Penelope Trappes, a member of freak disco unit The Golden Filter, makes a spellbinding solo debut on Optimo Music with Penelope One; her chamber-like suite of deep blue songcraft about “being a mother in a dystopian world, with pensive words about swimming against the current as a female artist”.) 20.00

POPOL VUH - Spirit Of Peace DLP (light in the attic - Born as Florian Fricke’s brainchild, Popol Vuh needs little introduction, the band stayed active between the late 1960s & late 1990s (until Florian’s passing in 2001).  Regarded as pioneers in avant-garde German electronic music, their early works practically laid down the foundations for ‘Kosmische Muzik’ (Space Music) with the then new sounds of the Moog synthesizer joined with ethnic percussions. Later the group evolved to include all kinds of instruments (both electric and acoustic alike) shrouding their music in a spiritual & introspective mystical aura. Popol Vuh influenced many other European bands with their uniquely soft but elaborate instrumentation, which took inspiration from the music of Tibet, Africa and pre-Columbian America. With music sometimes described as "ethereal", they created soundscapes through psychedelic walls of sound, and are regarded as precursors of contemporary ‘world music’, as well as of ‘new age’ and ‚ambient’. Popol Vuh regularly contributed soundtracks to the films of Werner Herzog that include classics like ‘Aguirre’, ‘Nosferatu’, ‘Heart Of Glass’ & ‘Cobra Verde’. Originally released in 1985, ‘Spirit of Peace’ is the fifteenth album by Popol Vuh. The first track was used by Werner Herzog as original motion picture soundtrack for his documentary ‘The Dark Glow if the Mountains’. ‘Spirit of Peace’ is about making the journey into the destination and it truly achieves the meaning of the album title. ‘Yehung’ chants and beautiful intertwined mellow, yet complex guitars grooves make this album an ambient (or even a new age) masterpiece. Out of print since 1985 and never released outside of Europe, now back available as a gorgeously packaged expanded Double Vinyl edition. This release also comes with extra tracks that were not featured on the original pressing and it features the original cover-art by Erik Wollo.) 38.00

POPOL VUH - Agape Agape Love Love LP (orn as Florian Fricke’s brainchild, Popol Vuh needs little introduction, the band stayed active between the late 1960s & late 1990s (until Florian’s passing in 2001). Regarded as pioneers in avant-garde German electronic music, their early works practically laid down the foundations for ‘Kosmische Muzik’ (Space Music) with the then new sounds of the Moog synthesizer joined with ethnic percussions.) 35.00

POTENCE - L'Amour En Temps De La Peste LP ("L'Amour En Temps De La Peste" is the title of POTENCE's remarkable and stunning debut LP. This new band featuring members of GERANIÜM and DAITRO capture the attitude of some of the darkest and fierceful niches of hardcore, turning its aesthetics into something very personal, emotional and increasingly unpredictable. The new 8 track effort from the French crust hardcore / screamo act were recorded in April 2016 by Steph at Disvlar Studio and mastered by Will Killingsworth at DEAD AIR STUDIOS and it’s really worth the wait! "L’Amour Au Temps De La Peste" is a work of striking emotions, surprisingly immense compositional capacity and colossal, thick arrangements. ffo: jungbluth, amanda woodward.) 11.00

RIDE - weather diaries DLP (witchita - Produced by legendary DJ, producer and remixer Erol Alkan, ‘Home Is A Feeling’ is a tantalising second taster of their forthcoming album, hinting at the breadth and ambition of the new material. Mark Gardener says: “‘Home Is A Feeling’ to me is like a slow, wide-screen, sonically, layered, slowed motion warm wash. Like returning home as dawn rises totally exhausted and spangled after a long ..long ...big, great night out’”) 29.00

ROBERT AKIKI AUBREY LOWE - two orb reel LP (more than - More Than Human is very proud to present a new full-length work by modular synth experimenter Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe. Lowe has made some of the most transcendent music of recent times (‘cerebral music in the best sense of the word’ - Music & Literature) with acclaimed releases on DDS, Type and RVNG. ‘Two Orb Reel’ revolves around the concept of a soundtrack for African science-fiction; each of the song titles come from science fiction works set in Africa. The music takes the form of library tracks and soundtrack cues. The music conjures weird landscapes. Oscillating pulses suggest alien communication. Themes of eeriness and entropy come to the listener filtered through evocative modular throbs, deep bass textures and off-kilter meters.) 18.00

ROSE McDOWALL - Our Twisted Love 12“ (night school - The Our Twisted Love E.P. constitutes the most contemporary recordings by Rose McDowall available, heralding her return to live performance and songwriting. Building on the groundwork laid by McDowall with her group Sorrow, and various collaborations with key figures in the post industrial landscape, it features a full band recording and long-form songwriting that draws heavily on both McDowall’s keen sense of pop melody and melancholy. Breaking into a harmonium drone and Rose’s instantly recognisable, vocal, the epic title song unfurls at a glowing, glacial pace. Never hiding her love for the Velvet Underground, Our Twisted Love reminds the listener of 70s-era Nico, but McDowall’s fragile vocal has a spine-tingling fragility of its own.) 16.00

THE RUINS OF BEVERAST - Exuvia DLP (van - Exuvia" is the name of the newest output by The Ruins Of Beverast. It will take you quite a while, to explore the whole album in detail. With every listening you will find something new and this is it, what makes the album to the strongest release of the band up to now.) 25.00

SON PALENQUE - Afrocolombian Sound Modernizers DLP (vampisoul - In the history of Afro-Colombian culture, Son Palenque is without a doubt an exceptional band, and its history has a place at the very heart of ancestral palenquera music as well as at the musical intersection between Africa and Colombia, which took place on Colombia’s Caribbean coast in the 70s and 80s and which continues today through champeta, a musical genre and dance that also bears a strong African influence. The members of Son Palenque band grew up in rural communities fixed in time, with deep musical roots, duels between tambora players and a legendary musical profusion of traditional musicians that built the foundations of today’s Afro-Colombian music. Later they all migrated to the city and bit by bit made a place for themselves. The story of this record starts on a night just like any other, at a picó, a musical block party, of the Pablo VI neighborhood, in the city of Cartagena. It was the peak of Afro-Coastal psychedelic music, of African music and of an endless number of musical fusions. Excited by the gigantic party they had been at until dawn, rocked by the deafening noise of the speakers and the records played at the picó, a few friends went to the beaches of Marbella and improvised a musical rumba; one of them grabbed a beer can, the other one a stick, Justo Valdez sang his beautiful melodies and the magic of palenquera music grew mystically in front of the waters of the endless sea. “That’s where Son Palenque was born,” recalls Justo with excitement and nostalgia. Enrique Tejedor and Luciano Torres as the back-up singers, his brother Tomás Valdez in the tambor alegre (a Colombian drum), Pánfilo Valdez as the second lead vocalist…) 25.00

SLAEGT - Domus Mysterium DLP (VAN - Here comes the new album of Danish hopefuls SLAEGT! Building up on their highly acclaimed EP "Beautiful and Damned" (2015) and an own blend of Black Heavy Metal, this band is definitely armed and ready for the next step with "Domus Mysterium". Delve into sophisticated, yet aggressive compositions garnished with brilliant melodies and musicianship. Recorded, mixed and mastered at Ballade Studios, Copenhagen, between September to November MMXVI, and with artwork and illustrations by Jose Gabriel Alegría Sabogal, the album consists of eight tracks, and is entitled “Domus Mysterium”. ) 22.00

STEPHEN 'O MALLEY - Dread Live LP (bakc in stock - Stephen O’Malley deploys the 2nd in a trio of documents of his improvisational prowess following his crushing Fuck Fundamentalist Pigs, which was brought forward in tribute to the Paris attacks and released in late 2015. The minimalist electric guitar mantra Dread Live was performed at Studio Helmbreker in Haarlem, Netherlands, September 2013, and recorded by Mathijs Ton on a hypercardiod ribbon mic with immaculate 70’s valve amp back line and technical support by the great Tos Nieuwenhuisen. The set was programmed as part of the opening of the Dread - Fear in the age of technological Acceleration exhibition at De Hallen Haarlem, curated by Juha Van’t Zelfde.) 25.00

STEPHEN O'MALLEY - end ground LP (ideal - End Ground forms the 3rd and final installment in a series of records documenting the solo prowess of Sunn 0)))’s Stephen O’Malley released on Sweden’s iDEAL Recordings. It was performed on electric guitar thru Sunn model T amps, and captured on zoom H4 at Centre Cultural Suisse, Bad Bonn Carte Blanche, Paris, France, on 18th October 2013.) 25.00

STEPHEN O'MALLEY Fuck Fundamentalist Pigs DLP (ideal - F*ck Fundamentalist Pigs is Stephen O’Malley’s crushing, personal and intensely emotive retort to the fascists and fundamentalists who undermine his and our sense of personal liberty and freedom, particularly in the wake of attacks suffered by Charlie Hebdo magazine and the residents of Paris during late 2015, and the countless poor souls who’ve suffered in the Middle East, Kenya and North Africa. The material itself is just staggering - appearing a mere couple of weeks after Sunn O)))’s Kannon and once again displaying the intensity of O’Malley's immersive, uncompromising aesthetic, congealing tarriest waves of sub-harmonic drone and bad-handed chord changes into a glaring expression of sustained, paranoid tension and jawing, cathartic blows. )  32.00

URFAUST / WEDERGANGER - split LP (Two new and exclusive tracks from each band. Wederganger is a Black Metal band from Arnhem, Netherlands and everyone knows Urfaust (Atmospheric Black Metal band from Asten (North Brabant, Netherlands)). Pressed on 180 g black vinyl and housed in a single jacket with printed innersleeve. Includes a square two sided poster.) 17.00

V/A - Cartagena! Curro Fuentes & The Big Band Cumbia and Descarga Sound Of Colombia DLP (Sourced from a period when musicians effortlessly combined the swing of cumbia with the driving bass of salsa, Cartagena! un-wraps a period of musical history seldom heard beyond the tropical coast of South America. Compiled by Roberto Gyemant with the help of Colombian resident Will ‘Quantic’ Holland, Sean Uppal & Miles Cleret, Cartagena! focuses on the extraordinary life and career of Curro Fuentes, the youngest brother of the family responsible for the Discos Fuentes label.) 20.00

V/A - ¡CHICAS! Vol. 2 - Spanish Female Singers 1963-1978 DLP (Crimes should be put to trial quickly. The sooner, the better. But it's not so clear what should be done about songs. Or maybe it is. The history of songs and their reputation is full of incongruities, misunderstandings and, even more clearly, flagrant injustices. Released by an insatiable industry which has never thought about the future and has simply considered them light entertainment, an industry whose only way of assessment was a song's potential to make cash, then and now, with old or new technology, the truth is that many of those songs from years past usually have a life beyond that affidavit period imposed on them as music for a certain season. It's unfair that after a judgement made in a few seconds, after deciding that what's heard doesn't fit what might be expected, those songs are arbitrarily condemned to ostracism. Women and their songs know a lot about that) 25.00


ÚIR - Tein-Éigin TAPE (Raw and atmospheric black metal, with members of HAAR. "In Tein-Eigin we explore the passing of the seasons and how ancient cultures revered both the sun and the moon. The sun acted as both a source of all life and through its absence was a bringer of death. Furthermore, the waxing and waning of the moon punctuated the passing of time. Expressed in ritual form, our forebearers defined and brought symbolism to the seasons through this ancient knowledge. In this aural depiction, we begin with the rise of spring and culminate within the depths of winter. A decent into darkness more apt than the ancient path into the light." ) 6.00

we know that black metal is the new screamo - but I remember you from back then when you went crazy for City Of Caterpillar, Pg.99 etc etc. .. so take up your chances and go switch back to one of YL shirts and go mental at this one

City Of Caterpillar & Me and Goliath

whole tour

12.07. Leipzig / Plague

13.07. Berlin / Tiefgrund

14.07. Kopenhagen / kraftværket

15.07. Hamburg / Goldener Salon

16.07. Antwerp / Kavka

17.07. NL - Amsterdam / Occii

18.07. Paris / Point Éphémère

19.07. Darmstadt / Oettinger Villa

20.07. A - Vienna / Bach

21.07. Fluff

beautiful people, here is another newsletter filled with great new releases to enjoy and enlighten your day. We got the long awaited CRIMPSHRINE re issues on Numero Group, HIGHER POWER - Soul Structure LP, a bunch of restocks from Seasons Of Mist, MASTODON - Emperor Of Sand DLP, new WODE -  Servants of the Countercosmos LP, V/A - Seafaring Strangers: Private Yacht DLP, D.C. DISORDER - Naive To A World 7“, a bunch of great new shirts (bauhaus, verbal assault), a bunch of Electric Wizard, Bathory, Uncle Acid restocks, King Crimson restocks, SIEGE - drop dead TAPE , new stuff from ANALOG AFRICA, ANGUS & JULIA STONE restocks, a bunch of AKARMA restocks and lots more

we still have pre orders running for YOU COULD BE A COP - s/t LP, THE REMEMBERABLES - same LP and the CITY OF CATERPILLAR LP ..

Vendetta just released the BURIAL OATH - beyond the vale of shadowlands LP

our next show is CITY OF CATERPILLAR & ME & GOLIATH on July 13th



in general

Thank you
Robert & Klose & Norman


D.C. DISORDER - Naive To A World 7"  (young blood - D.C. Disorder is a brand-new band comprised of Youngblood alumni and members of current hardcore bands that you undoubtedly know. However, we will let the music speak for itself. Fresh, urgent and bursting with an incredible kinetic energy, "Naive To A World" is another great addition to the Youngblood catalog. 7" includes digital download.) 7.00

LORA / THE ULTIMATE SCREAMO BAND - split 7“ (Fanfuckingtastic split 7" from Quebec's solo project THE ULTIMATE SCREAMO BAND (sounds kinda like Orchid) and Russia's LORA (little bit of Carol and Systral going on) unite. 3 different covers. Beautifully packaged but devastating as all hell.) 5.00

MISLED YOUTH - Excuse For Existence 7" (US Press) (Return of the Misled Youth! Angrier than ever, embracing the legacy of 00's DCHC, while showing influences from bands like Poison Idea and YOT with their angry, fast riffs and breakdowns that kill. "Deceive/Exploit/Follow the Trend/Whatever it takes, Just a Means to the End" -- That says all. No trend, no fashion, just pissed kids shreddin' fast and loud) 6.00

PETTERSSON / DET ÄR DÄRFÖR VI BYGGER STÄDER - split 7“ (time is a color - ienna meets Stockholm, as Pettersson teams up with Det är därför vi bygger städer to spoil us with one hell of a split record. "In customary style, Pettersson – who were able to leave a remaining impression with their 2016 debut, Rift & Seam – are leading off the split with the three minute, post-rock influenced screamo epos, Sensory Deprivation > Motion Sickness. Slowly Rising, the song is characterized by the ability of Adrian, Dominik and Tobias not to exaggerate, but to make clever use of post-rock riffs, wrapping Dominik’s breathtaking vocals into a well-composed sound garment.) 5.00

STAND OFF - Behind The Wire 7“ (Stand Off returns with this, their final recording. Six tracks of hardcore from the nation's capital brought to you by members of Red Death, Pure Disgust, Line Of Sight and too many more bands to mention. Recorded by Ned Russin (Title Fight) and mastered by Arthur Rizk (Iron Age, War Hungry), this EP is a truly a collaboration by the hardcore for the hardcore. 7" includes digital download and is limited to 650 copies.) 7.00


ANGUS & JULIA STONE - Down The Way DLP (discograph  Angus & Julia Stone are an Australian brother-sister folk and indie pop group that formed in 2006 by Angus Stone and Julia Stone. Their parents played as a folk duo before Julia and Angus were born. Angus & Julia Stone have released four studio albums, A Book Like This (2007), Down the Way (2010), Memories of An Old Friend in 2011 and their self-titled album (2014).) 26.00

ANGUS & JULIA STONE - s/t DLP (Angus & Julia Stone are a brother-sister duo from Newport on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. Angus and Julia began to collaborate on their musical endeavours in early 2006. Prior to that, both had performed as solo artists, principally at open mike nights, but with each using the other as a backing partner.) 26.00

BURIAL OATH - beyond the vale of shadowlands LP (vendetta - ltd to 300 - Burial Oath incorporate ingredients from beyond the vale of black metal, and while the dominant melodic currents in the album are dark and often sorrowing, they very effectively change the moods and the intensity of the music so that the album maintains a firm grip from start to finish. ... he instrumental performances on the album are quite accomplished, with a warm bass pulse that’s prominent in the mix and impressive drum work to complete the rhythm section, and a knack for crafting guitar melodies and riffs that are both memorable and headbang-worthy.  So yes, the music is sulfurous and savage, but its ferocity is more than matched by the appeal of its dark melodies and the dynamism of its rhythms and energies. It’s well worth a full immersion in these sonic shadowlands that Burial Oath have created" no clean singing) 14.00

CRIMPSHRINE - Sound Of A New World Being Born LP (numero - efore Green Day, Operation Ivy, and Lookout Records put the East Bay’s burgeoning punk scene on the map, a trio of Berkeley kids were reinventing the genre with music that was melodic but full of feedback, and a singer who sounded like he gargled glass. Crimpshrine's debut EP was Lookout’s fourth release, followed by an album, a second EP, and a slew of split singles and compilation tracks before the band imploded in 1989 after a ridiculous two-and-a-half-month tour in a Ford Pinto hatchback. ) 20.00

CRIMPSHRINE - Duct Tape Soup LP (numero - Before Green Day, Operation Ivy, and Lookout Records put the East Bay’s burgeoning punk scene on the map, a trio of Berkeley kids were reinventing the genre with music that was melodic but full of feedback, and a singer who sounded like he gargled glass. Crimpshrine's debut EP was Lookout’s fourth release, followed by an album, a second EP, and a slew of split singles and compilation tracks before the band imploded in 1989 after a ridiculous two-and-a-half-month tour in a Ford Pinto hatchback. Formed around teenage binary stars Jeff Ott and Aaron Cometbus, Crimpshrine went through a series of lineups in their four-year run, utilizing future Tilt and Go Sailor bassists Pete Rypins and Paul Curran, and briefly including second guitarist Idon Bryant. Not overtly political, their fiery brand of introspective punk touched on homelessness, teenage pregnancy, drug use, friendship, isolation, and a grimy sort of romance. Duct Tape Soup is their Lookout-rejected 1988 debut LP that was parsed out to various compilations and split 7”s before being recompiled for Larry Livermore’s punk institution in 1992. After Lookout’s unfortunate demise at the turn of the century, the album went out of print. In cooperation with the band, we’ve remastered the recordings and freshened up the accompanying booklet to make the perfect legacy edition of this '80s punk classic.) 20.00

COKE BUST - The Early Years LP (carry the way - Compilation 12" of all early Coke Bust material. Includes the demo, the "Lines In The Sand" LP, "Fuck Bar Culture" 7", "Cycle Of Violence" demo, covers, and a compliation track, "Time Theft." Thirty-eight songs of relentless straight edge hardcore/punk from Washington, DC. Limited edition of 500 copies. Imported from the UK.) 17.00

DESCENDENTS - Everything Sucks: 20th Anniversary Edition LP + 7“ (To celebrate the 20th anniversary of this special release in Descendents history, Epitaph Records is proud to present the deluxe 20th Anniversary edition of "Everything Sucks." This remastered edition is a vinyl-lover's dream, pressed on 180 gram vinyl and including a 7" with two unreleased bonus tracks. The packaging features deluxe, embossed cover art with the beloved Milo cartoon. This album marked a reunion for the band back in 1996 with the lineup that has remained solid ever since, featuring singer Milo Aukerman, drummer Bill Stevenson, bassist Karl Alvarez and guitarist Stephen Egerton. LP+7" includes download card.) 32.00

DUCT HEARTS - Feathers LP (time is a color - y placing their mid-90’s emo/diy roots into modern postrock soundscapes duct hearts create a mix that is cryptic yet simple, mysterious yet heart-on-your-sleeve, loud yet fragile, beautiful yet raw. ‚feathers‘, the band’s debut album, is versatile. different. in a good way. it’s one of these records that can grow on you, more and more with every listen. if you let it. consisting of 6 songs, clocking in just under 32 minutes, the record deals with thoughts on families, their dependencies, their safety and its influences on how they function, or often not function.) 13.00

EERO KOIVISTOINEN QUARTET - Labyrinth DLP + 7" (Col. Vinyl) (sart - ro Koivistoinen, one of the all-time greats in Finnish jazz and saxophone, arrived in the Finnish jazz scene in the mid-60s. Ever since, he has been one of the most distinguished and trusted jazz musicians in Finland. He is known for his versatility and creativeness, his tastes ranging from pithy jazz solos to large-scale orchestral works. For this heavy duty reissue of Koivistoinen’s 1977 album we went back to the original multitrack tapes and discovered a heap of alternate takes that were left unmixed at the time. Koivistoinen selected the best and most interesting alternate versions of each track and a new, fresh mix was prepared specifically for this release.) 39.00
EVOKEN - embrace the emptiness DLP (180g black double vinyl in gatefold sleeve. Limited to 666 hand-numbered copies! Season of Mist is reissuing US Funeral Doom Metal legend EVOKEN's much sought after debut album ‘Embrace The Emptiness' as a limited edition vinyl. Now that this dark gem is available again, put the record on your turntable, shade your windows, turn off the light, lie down in bed and let yourself get overwhelmed with emotions. Drift away in your mind and just let the feelings of solitude hit you. An utterly dark album that every fan of funeral doom/death metal should own.) 22.00

GHOST BRIGADE - IV - One With The Storm DLP (GHOST BRIGADE return to deliver a perfect lecture in dark melancholy and heart-wrenching pain. ‘IV - One With The Storm’ takes exactly those subtle steps ahead that makes the Finns sound exciting and fresh again. While their previous full-length ‘Until Fear No Longer Defines Us’ (2011) successfully dwelled on the themes and ways made popular by their ‘Isolation Songs’ (2009) masterpiece, the band understood they had to move on or fall into the trap of repetition. Sure, GHOST BRIGADE remain in essence true to the formula already established by their acclaimed debut ‘Guided By Fire’ (2007), which amalgamates Post-Rock, Metalcore, Progressive Rock, Death and Doom Metal into a highly emotional musical experience. Yet the changes in their line-up can be felt such as new keyboard patterns by Joni Vanhanen. Adding to this, singer Manne Ikonen's hard work on his performance reveals itself remarkably in the enhanced clear vocal passages. ‘IV - One With The Storm’ furthermore comes with a state of the art production by the band and Tuomas Kokko at Electric Fox Studios, Finland. GHOST BRIGADE are now ready for the next step. ‘IV - One With The Storm’ will capture your heart and head!) 22.00

HIGHER POWER - Soul Structure LP (flat spot - Bursting with old-school NYHC groove and West Coast crossover, Higher Power's "Soul Structure" LP is about positive expression of aggression and a form of escapology. The album was recorded by Misha Hering at Holy Mountain, with vocals recorded by James Atkinson at Mutiny Studios. The album was mixed by Arthur Rizk at Salomons Gate (Power Trip, Mizery, War Hungry), mastered by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust) and features artwork by Sam Bailey. LP includes digital download.) 18.00

IONA FORTUNE - Tao Of I LP (optimo - ptimo Music unveil one of 2017’s most striking debut releases with Iona Fortune’s spellbinding Tao Of I; the first in a promised series of eight releases exploring all the symbols of the I Ching - the oldest of the Chinese classical divination texts. Meshing traditional oriental sounds gleaned from guzheng and gamelan with lustrous tones from a Synthi AKS, Glasgow’s Ms. Fortune evokes a darkly sublime, opiated sound in Tao Of I that’s patently redolent of Kenji Kawai’s Ghost In The Shell soundtrack as much as Sleazy Peter Christopherson’s Bangkok exploits or Dopplereffekt’s reverberating synthetic spaces, whilst also broadly falling into Jon Hassell’s 4th World paradigm, which she recently explored quite literally in the Miracle Steps compilation from Optimo and 12th Isle’s Fergus Clarke.) 25.00

KEN MODE - Success LP ('Success' is a funny concept. On its rawest, most pure form, it is entirely relative, and this was the subject KEN mode chose to approach their new album with. Both sonically and lyrically, a shift has been made from the classic spitting of metallic hardcore tinged vitriol to a more raw indie aesthetic. On 'Success' KEN mode pay tribute to where they've come from, saluting both their Canadian Prairie roots and a time when they first started to care about making music. This was a time when the burgeoning grunge scene of the late 80's / early 90s, with bands like NIRVANA, BIG BLACK, COP SHOOT COP, THE COWS, CIRCUS LUPUS, and DRIVE LIKE JEHU were warping their teenage minds. Lyrically, the band's fascination with comedy spirals around classical western concepts of 'success' - from employment, sex, marriage, religion, socio-economic standing, and the perceptions people have of how they, and those around them, fit into the world.) 17.00

LAJE - Přicházíme Ze Tmy LP (From wide spawn of Jihlava city underground comes this musical story of human encounter with nature and providence of mind in the middle of dark forest. We are changing to those ones, whose we are fighting against, on the territory, where everything is allowed. This is forest and our mourning in roots of trees.) 12.00

MASTODON - Emperor Of Sand DLP (warner - „Emperor Of Sand" finds Mastodon returning to a deeply imaginative and complex conceptual storyline that ponders the nature of time. Threading together the myth of a man sentenced to death in a majestically malevolent desert, the band conjures the grains of a musical and lyrical odyssey slipping quickly through a cosmic hourglass. "Emperor Of Sand" was recorded at The Quarry Recording Studio in Kennesaw, just outside Mastodon's hometown of Atlanta, GA, with producer Brendan O'Brien (Pearl Jam, Neil Young, AC/DC, Rage Against The Machine), who first worked with Mastodon on their seminal 2009 album "Crack The Skye.“) 37.00

RAYMONDE HOWARD - S.W.E.A.T. LP (specific - S.W.E.A.T. is some sort of "back to basics" challenge for Rymond Howard, as the French singer-songwriter goes straight for the throat again with her guitar / loop pedal / voice pattern, committing her most infectious and tormented songs to date on a beautiful piece of thick black one-sided laser-etched vinyl. For fans of: Blonde Redhead, PJ Harvey, Cate Le Bon) 12.00

ROTTING CHRIST - Rituals DLP (For almost 30 years, ROTTING CHRIST have blazed a trail for the black metal genre to follow. From their primitive early material through to 2012's epic 'Kata Ton Daimona Eaytoy', their pioneering spirit has been a flame of inspiration in an increasingly reductive genre. Now the renowned band return with new album 'Rituals', a diverse collection of new songs influenced by rites and myths from all around the globe. 'Rituals' highlights their unique power and magic, and is the darkest and most personal-sounding ROTTING CHRIST album to date. As 'Rituals' illustrates, there is a reason that ROTTING CHRIST are an international heavy metal institution.) 20.00

SOJOURNER - Empires Of Ash DLP (aantgarde - One of the most anticipated debut albums since their 2015's first outings on the web! Their "Heritage of the Natural Realm" track got more than 20 thousands views on youtube and overwhelming feedbacks. New Zealand-based Sojourner are an atmospheric black metal band with folk influences. ) 24.00

WHALEHEART - Younger Years LP (time is a color - Whaleheart is a new band from Sweden that is quite hard to place in a specific genre (for us who have to place things everywhere, every time). At times heavy, straight and screaming. At times rhythmic, catchy and suitable for the pop dance floor. We’ll put our focus on their catchy indie parts – cause they reach quite high. Sounds a bit like the european indie scene did in the nineties, mixed with how a bunch of Canadian bands sound like today… As a matter of fact it surprised us a little that they’re not Canadian natives, they’re just Swede’s that are about 20 years too late on the scene – ’cause they would definitely play a bigger part if they were around 20 years ago.) 13.00

WODE -  Servants of the Countercosmos LP (The new album from UK's most promising new black metal band.) 17.00

V/A - Naši Hostia: Experimental Studio Bratislava Series 3 LP + CD (This Series of electro acoustic music and Musique Concrète has started in 2015 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Experimental Studio Bratislava, Exs. Series 1 introduced us to Ina Hudba/Other Music from the first generation of Slovak avant-garde composers recorded in the Exs, mostly with self-built electronic equipment behind the Iron Curtain. Series 2 provided a platform for Nova Generacia/New Generation of Slovak composers using Western equipment – now integrated in the “5 years plan” to purchase in the West…- and influenced by Karlheinz Stockhausen, György Ligeti, Pietro Grossi among others. Series 3 called Nasi Hostia/Our Guests show casts the recordings at the Exs of foreign visiting composers like György Ligeti, Lothar Voigtländer, Liviu Dandara etc. The backbone to these unusual landmark recordings were the highly esteemed Annual International Seminars on New Music in Smolenice, Slovakia. The first Seminar held in 1968 was opened and attended by Karlheinz Stockhausen – playing his “Hymnen” for the first time abroad – for the Slovak composers an ear opener and a learning process on how “to make” this kind of “music”… In the following years New Music personalities like Ligeti, Mauricio Kagel, Lutoslawski, Gorecki, Sofia Gubajdulina etc. attended the Smolenice Seminars. – Unfortunately the partial opening of the Iron Curtain and the general cultural upsurge of the 1960’s were frozen by tanks in 1968. Neo-stalinistic “normalization” of the early 1970s violently pushed this – and not only this – creative branch beyond the borders of permitted cultural activities. Limited numbered edition of 500 LPs inclusive a CD with all the tracks in full original lengths.) 25.00

V/A - Pop Makossa - The Invasive Dance Beat of Cameroon 1976-1984 DLP (analog africa - Double LP with 20 pages LP size Booklet and 30 x 30 cm poster The Pop Makossa adventure started in 2009, when Analog Africa founder Samy Ben Redjeb first travelled to Cameroon to make an initial assessment of the country’s musical situation. He returned with enough tracks for an explosive compilation highlighting the period when funk and disco sounds began to infiltrate the Makossa style popular throughout Cameroon. So why has it taken almost eight years from that first visit to the final compilation? From the very beginning, there were several mysteries hanging over Pop Makossa.  After many month and hundreds of different running orders, something still didn’t seem to click... until one day they came across a mighty song entitled ‘Pop Makossa Invasion,’ recorded for Radio Buea, a tune so obscure that even in Cameroon it had never been released. Suddenly the whole compilation fell into place. ‘Pop Makossa Invasion’ makes its debut here and joins the pantheon of extraordinary songs that plugged Cameroon’s Makossa style into the modern world.) 27.00

V/A - Seafaring Strangers: Private Yacht DLP (numero - With pop music’s volume knob adjusted for deflation in the early '70s, softness begat smoothness. Crewmen arrived from the worlds of jazz, folk, rock, and soul, all peddling a product that was sincere, leisurely, and lofty. A sound that was buoyant, crisp, defined. Sometimes classified as West Coast—and, later, Yacht Rock—the compass points of our Private Yacht expedition are the blue-eyed harmonies of Hall and Oates, the cocaine-dusted Fender Rhodes of Michael McDonald, and the combover strums of James Taylor. Here, at the glassy apex of rock’s softer side, 20 strong swimmers are gathered together. An album for both relaxation and reflection, where listeners can enjoy the present, a cool breeze, and a taste of the good life.) 31.00

YOU COULD BE A COP - s/t LP (adagio830 - OU COULD BE A COP is a three piece slowcore punkrock band from Norway/UK. This is their debut album feat. 4 beautiful emo songs somewhere between old emo bands like Samuel, Pohgoh, early Rainer Maria. Two boys and a girl playing rock music with guitars, drums and singing on top.) 12.00


THE FLEX - Flexual Healing VI: Live From The Pain Cave TAPE (painkiller - New England meets Olde England. Continuing their string of "Flexual Healing" cassettes, Painkiller is proud to offer volume six, "Live From The Pain Cave." On the last day of their massive summer 2015 US tour (and the morning after a double gig performance in Boston) The Flex rolled into the Pain Cave and ripped through their current live repertoire (10 songs!) with the kind of precision that can only come from over a month on the road together, playing every night. New and old songs get the Pain Cave treatment on this one. No redos or overdubs, just straight Flexin’.) 7.00

HIGHER POWER - Can't Relate TAPE ("Can't Relate" is the promo cassette for Higher Power's upcoming "Soul Structure" LP. This features one track from the LP and one B-side track, "Fake Mantra," exclusively found on this cassette. For fans of Leeway, Crown Of Thornz and Cro-Mags. Cassette includes digital download and is limited to 175 copies.) 7.00

SIEGE - drop dead TAPE (Restored definitive sound with all the original sessions' outtakes. This edition features all four bonus tracks unearthed when the tapes were sent off for restoration, making this the most complete and definitive version of the release. Siege was an American hardcore punk band from Weymouth, MA, active in the Boston hardcore scene from 1983 to 1985, and reunited briefly in the early 1990s. Siege's unprecedented level of extreme hardcore punk was some of the fastest and heaviest of its time, incorporating lightning-fast tempos, chord changes, vocal delivery and blast beats into its style, thus setting the stage for the emerging grindcore scene. And though rather short-lived and little-known during their existence, subsequent musicians have cited the group as a profound influence, including the famous British grindcore band Napalm Death and the American hardcore band Dropdead, whose name was derived from the title of Siege's demo of the same name. An awesome document of Siege's Radiobeat recordings, complemented by the stark, black and white original demo images and lyrics. Now available on cassette.) 8.00


SOJOURNER - Empires Of Ash CD (avantgarde - One of the most anticipated debut albums since their 2015's first outings on the web! Their "Heritage of the Natural Realm" track got more than 20 thousands views on youtube and overwhelming feedbacks. New Zealand-based Sojourner are an atmospheric black metal band with folk influences. ) 12.00

WODE -  Servants of the Countercosmos CD (The new album from UK's most promising new black metal band.) 12.00


THE NEW YORK HARDCORE CHRONICLES FILM - A Film By Drew Stone DVD (Director Drew Stone's "The New York Hardcore Chronicles Film" is an incredible journey through the community and culture of the iconic New York hardcore scene that is still vibrant, relevant and going strong to this day. Not the typical history of a local music scene but so much more. Shot in an episodic format, the film contains over 60 interviews, never before seen footage, photos and a blazing soundtrack. Buy the ticket and take the ride.) 18.00


MAXIMUM ROCK N ROLL - #410 | July 2017 MAG (The July issue of Maximumrocknroll, #410, has arrived. MRR hangs out with Mexican punk rockers Rina, all the way from Iceland we have hardcore punks Daudyflin talking art and politics, they speak with Berlin supergroup Life Fucker, interview with the creator of Exotic, a documentary covering sex work in Guam, speak to Hiro The Aggression from the legendary Disclose, garage punkers Reptilians From Andromeda tell us about the scene in Istanbul, in fair Verona we meet Los Fastidios, Xylitol is tearing things up in Olympia, and no wave femme-punk heroines Y Pants is still at it in New York, In Flux mixes powerviolence and D-beat in Portland, and Mydolls play feminist punk in Houston. All this plus photo spreads from Waynze World III in Kansas City and Olympia's Book Your Own Fest, as well as an interview with collective members of from Chicago's queercore Fed Up Fest. And that's not all - they've also got the biggest record, zine and film review section in punk.) 5.00

NICK BLINKO - The Primal Screamer BOOK (Originally released in 1995, this semi-autobiographical novel from Rudimentary Peni singer, guitarist, lyricist, and illustrator Nick Blinko plunges into the world of madness, suicide, and anarchist punk. Lovecraft meets Crass in the squats and psychiatric institutions of early '80s England. This new edition collects Blinko's long sought-after artwork from the three previous incarnations.) 15.00


VERBAL ASSAULT - Never Stop! SHIRT (Black shirt with multi-colored print. Original merch! in S / M / L / XL) 18.00

The City of Caterpillar euro tour will start in less then a month.

Lets get excited! Lets travel around for shows like we used to years back. Road trips are funnnnn

12.07. Leipzig / Plague
13.07. Berlin / Tiefgrund
14.07. Kopenhagen / kraftværket
15.07. Hamburg / Goldener Salon
16.07. Antwerp / Kavka   
17.07. NL - Amsterdam / Occii
18.07. Paris / Point Éphémère
19.07. Darmstadt / Oettinger Villa
20.07. A - Vienna / Bach
21.07. Fluff

hi. welcome to another newsletter for June. A bunch of goodies arrived. Adagio830 is still taking pre orders for the CITY OF CATERPILLAR LP, YOU COULD BE A COP LP, THE REMEMBERABLES LP … and we got a handful of colored ones of the ANCST - furnace LP and NUMENOREAN - demo 2014 LP left.

Besides  that some a bunch of fest of tentacles releases arrived, FRA LIPPO LIPPI - In Silence LP (great norwegian post punk re issue), the great DREW MCDOWALL - Unnatural Channel LP on DAIS, LOREN CONNORS - Evangeline LP on Recital, new MUTOID MAN - War Moans LP, TERRY RILEY - Persian Surgery Dervishes DLP re issue, WOMAN IS THE EARTH - Thaw LP, the new WIRE

Besides that you need see WODE & SEHER playing at Tiefgrund on June 19th

19.06. WODE (UK) & SEHER



Thank you
Robert & Klose & Norman


DISROTTED / MOLOCH - split 7“ (feast of - one new rager by each band. killer with beautiful artwork) 6.00

JESSICA 93 / BRAS MORT - split 7“ (New split 7" between Jessica93 (French solo project between shoegaze, noise and new wave/post-punk/cold wave.) and Bras Mort (post-punk / krautrock feat. Julien of Austrasian Goat fame). Released as a one time only edition of 700 copies for the 2017 Record Store Day.) 6.00

OCCIDENTAL WHITE - Progress Through Research 7“ (onderstroom - These two minimal synth-pop pearls were first released on the compilation “Walkin’ After Midnight” in 1982 and are in the same vein as early 80’s singles by Carol (Breakdown) and Rive Gauche (Friends Are Friends). Both tracks on the 7” are a delightful proof of the lively and creative music scene in Brussels during the early eighties, supported by labels such as Factory Benelux and Les Disques Crépuscule and the famous venue Plan K.) 12.00


ABRAM SHOOK - Love At Low Speed LP (lim. Edition) (Austin-based musician Abram Shook is a remarkable wellspring of ideas when it comes to songwriting. When he sat down to write his third album, he produced two distinct batches of songs, one very personal collection titled Love at Low Speed, and a darker, more detached collection titled Love in the Age of Excess. Due to time and money constraints, he opted to only record the more personal album, which explores themes of love, loss, and connecting with others, all themes he's been careful to avoid on previous albums. As he explains, "I avoided the subject of love in the past because I thought it was a cliched, overwrought topic. What else could I really add to the cannon? Writing the album directly coincided with some pretty big changes in my life, mainly the ending of an 11 year relationship." Love at Low Speed proves that Shook has plenty to offer on these topics, and that he's at his best when he digs deep, mining his years of experience for confessional tales peppered with hard-wrought wisdom.) 22.00

BAGARRE GENERALE - Tohu Bohu LP (After their first full length record released in 2012 by Radar Swarm Records and a split LP with YEAR OF NO LIGHT, here is the BAGARRE GENERALE sophomore album. Since five years and some lineup changes, the music of BAGARRE GENERALE becomes harder and more aggressive with a heavy drums-bass section still guided by ethereal guitars and loud brass instruments which make the band unique. The three long tracks are a real trip to the band universe and sound like a post metal soundtrack composed for a an old peplum movie.) 12.00

COM TRUISE - Iteration DLP (ltd. Edition) ("Repetition is a form of change," reads one of Brian Eno's Oblique Strategies. Seth Haley knows the concept well, and his style of technicolour synth-wave takes the mantra as a challenge--how much emotion can one man convey through his machines? Six years ago, Galactic Melt introduced space traveller Com Truise and his journey through far-flung galaxies, before mini-epics Wave 1 and Silicon Tare expanded the story in further cosmic detail. And now Iteration concludes this sprawling saga. True to its name, the album is built on Com Truise hallmarks: neon-streaked melodies, big drums, robotic grooves, bleary nostalgia. But Iteration is also the most elegant and streamlined that Haley's music has ever sounded.) 25.00

DISROTTED / IRN - split LP (feast of - Chicago's DISROTTED and Toronto's IRN come together in a eucharist of black putrefaction, delivering 2 feedback-laden doom missives over a 37 minute period.) 13.00

DREW MCDOWALL - Unnatural Channel LP (dais - After the long overdue release of Drew McDowall’s debut solo album “Collapse” in 2015, the experimental music underground saw McDowall as an arrival of an artist that was always here, hiding in plain sight. He was quietly in the background, pulling the levers on some of the most influential recordings in electronic music and with shifting his focus from the role as band member of such legendary acts as Coil & Psychic TV along with his recent collaborative efforts alongside Tres Warren (of Psychic Ills) in Compound Eye, McDowall came to finally identity as a singular artist and figurehead to a movement that has vitally required his presence. His second full length endeavor for Dais Records is aptly titled “Unnatural Channel,” allowing McDowall to allocate offerings to the ghosts of his past using methods not fully understood. Moving forward from the impact left with his first album, “Unnatural Channel” moves McDowall into more uncharted territory. From the opening mark, Drew’s distinct fingerprint is evident on the track “Tell Me the Name”, his signature ambient ebb and flow to pulsing electronics painted over reverberated percussions that have been pulled apart and spun around the spectrum.) 22.00

FRA LIPPO LIPPI - In Silence LP (Reissue of the gloomy 1981 debut lp from this Norwegian post-punk band. Released in an edition of 500. Fra Lippo Lippi was a gothic post-punk band founded in Nesodden, Norway in 1978. Their sound was heavily influenced by bands such as Joy Division and The Cure. In 1981 the band recorded and released "In Silence", a hard to grasp, dark album with ominous bass lines, death-march percussion, pensive keyboards, and sinister, indecipherable vocals.) 20.00

THE HELIOCENTRICS - A World Of Masks LP (soundway - The Heliocentrics are a group for which genres are meaningless and boundaries invisible. Since first appearing on DJ Shadow’s 2006 album The Outsider the group have gone on to release a string of records that float through jazz, hip-hop, psych, krautrock, and musique concrete whilst collaborating with numerous genre heavyweights from Mulatu Astake to Gaslamp Killer and picking up prestigious fans along the way, such as Madlib and the recently departed David Axelrod. The primarily instrumental group, who operate out of their vintage analogue studio in East London called the Quatermass Sound Lab, bring in a new singer on album number four - a young Slovakian singer called Barbora Patkova. The result is an album that takes the band, already solidified in ever-expanding grooves and rhythms into new previously unexplored dimensions.The group’s deep-set ability to craft music intuitively and impulsively stems from a desire to avoid typical processes or generic structures. Since its conception, the band's music has mainly been created from live improvisation. This musical approach gives the band its own sound and identity -"for anything to happen it must be at that time from the people in the room, and on the spot".) 20.00

JORDABLOD - Upon My Cremation Pyre DLP (his is the debut album of a bold 'n' brilliant newcomer, JORDABLOD's Upon My Creation Pyre. JORDABLOD descends from southern Sweden and took shape in the year of 2015 - thereby, a relatively new name for most. The trio's musical output is a product of assembling the finest fragments of music and noise from all corners of the world, resulting in a grand diversity, but always maintaining the deepest awe for the core elements of black metal and death metal in its thematic and lyrical aspects. ) 19.00

KALLOUSED - Damn You Believer LP (feast of - The UK’s KALLOUSED have a new sonic offering in the works, and today we’re honored to be bringing you their album Damn You Believer in full! This album works its way into your veins with each melancholy riff, and then pummels you from within like a delicious poison. Damn You Believer comforts and soothes you, only to smack you in your unsuspecting face!) 13.00

KHASHM - Asmodeus Rising LP + 7“ (Here comes KHASHM's highly anticipated fourth album, Asmodeus Rising, on vinyl LP format with bonus 7" EP. One of black metal's best-kept secrets, KHASHM belong to the inner circle of Russia's True Ingrian Black Metal Death. As such, the sound they've patiently crafted for nearly a decade bears a tangibly gnarly physicality contrasted by an almost-levitational aspect: truly, an alchemical melding of aggression and atmosphere. ) 20.00

LOREN CONNORS - Evangeline LP (recital - First-time available on vinyl (pressed as a limited CD in 1998), Evangeline finds Connors working in a narrative structure. This album trails the story of Evangeline, the heroine of an epic-poem written in 1847. Loren’s guitar tone follows the weary landscapes and mournful souls of the characters. Thematically Evangeline falls in line with the other romantic Connors LPs Recital as published, Airs and Lullaby, though with a defining arc in direction. Parallel guitar preludes begin this collection, leading to distant ballads in spheres of reverb. Suzanne Langille softly singing on the first track sets this album as a child’s fable. As longing clouded in dreams of loss and devotion. Includes restored audio & new artwork by Loren Connors. Includes an 8.5”x11” insert: a story written by Suzanne Langille based on the epic poem, Evangeline.) 21.00

MOLOCH / ENSORCELOR - split LP (feast of - back in stock - Ensorcelor come with one long track of creeping black doom. Slower and bleak but still keeping that fine melody. This is some of the sickest music we’ve released so far. Moloch on the other side come with their signature Eyehategod powerplay. Incredibly heavy and without any happiness to it. Put a gun in your mouth and pull the trigger. We love this band and these dudes. This is a co-release with Graanrepubliek, Feast of the Tentacles and Psychic Assault.) 13.00

MONARCH / BIRUSHANAH - split LP (Ultraslow doom metal from the southwest of France meets a band from Japan combining Doom Metal and Japanese Classical Music. This split is not only gorgeous to behold, it is a thick slab of heaviness ready to decimate your very being.) 12.00

MUTOID MAN - War Moans LP  (Mutoid Man is a power trio formed of a few metal veterans (from bands like Cave In and Converge) who decided to fully embrace the excellent absurdity of their chosen genre. So everything is cranked-up, riffed-up and deathed-up for maximum camp thrash power. War Moans, which features a guest appearance from Chelsea Wolfe, is out on Sargent House.) 26.00

NEV COTTEE - Broken Flowers LP (wonderfuö - Caught somewhere between the rain-drenched streets of Manchester and the sun-beaten deserts of America lies Nev Cottee’s third album Broken Flowers. A deeply cinematic, string-soaked album rich in atmosphere and brooding ambience. Its origins however, began in India, with Cottee trying to leave rainy-city heartbreak behind.) 19.00

TERRY RILEY - Persian Surgery Dervishes DLP (aguirre - This classic minimal music album is now available again on vinyl for the first time since the 70s. Californian composer Terry Riley’s In C, first issued on vinyl in 1968, is widely acknowledged as a Minimalist landmark that altered the course of twentieth-century music. His influential album A Rainbow In Curved Air, which appeared the following year, is a vivid fusion of rock and raga, jazz and psychedelia realised through overdubbing on an 8-track machine which had recently been installed at the studios of Columbia Records.  In recent decades Riley has composed a series of critically acclaimed pieces for string quartet. He has also written for full orchestra and explored a variety of instrumental combinations. But during the 1970s, he concentrated on solo keyboard performances, continuing to make music yet writing down almost nothing. Riley selected a mode, chose a few motifs or basic patterns and then, seated on the floor in front of his audience, improvised on electronic keyboard. That instrument became an essential part of his musical identity for a while, although it was chosen in part for practical reasons. The electric organ, superseded at later concerts by a synthesizer, was portable and consistent. This enabled him to avoid unreliable pianos in venues which were less formal and more variable than the standard concert hall circuit. ) 30.00

UNYIELDING LOVE - the sweat of angry LP (feast of - Savage and ruinous blackened noisegrind from Belfast, Northern Ireland. A firestorm of swarming hatred that can not be stopped. Total fucking bedlam.) 13.00

WOMAN IS THE EARTH - Thaw LP (SMGS - Woman is the Earth cover much ground on this new opus of theirs, crawling in and out of light and shadow, and pushing their imagination across vast and ever-changing landscapes made of shimmering shoegaze and post-rock meadows and dreadful abysses of darkened punk and obsidian black metal. While “black metal” is the obvious word to use here, it is somewhat diminutive for a band like this one, who find their pathway and essence in constant change, duality, and ambiguity, always pushing forward to take the listener deeper into the unknown and beyond genres and tags. If you like bands as diverse as Oathbreaker, Wolves In The Throne Room, Fen, Converge, Hexis etc, then your heart will be stolen by this band. ) 15.00

VAIYA - Remnant Light LP (bindrune - Vaiya's third album 'Remnant Light' is an aggressive ritual banishment of the darkest aspects of the ego. A progression upward toward the light and away from that which drags us down. Told through three thirteen minute tracks, 'Remnant Light' seeks to exalt the journey toward bliss and repel the darkness that aims to destroy true being. This album is a more straight forward Black Metal record than the two previous Vaiya releases, which were written specifically for live ritual performance, thus, there is more emphasis put on dense atmosphere and layered instrumentation.) 26.00

V/A - Ethiopian Urban and Tribal Music DLP (indanoo Mistiru means 'What is the Unknown?' and Gold From Wax refers to the layers of meaning in Amharic poetry. Ethiopia has many languages and styles of music. These recordings were made in the Empire of Ethiopia in 1971. The music recorded in Addis Ababa uses masenko fiddles, craar and bagana lyres, washint flutes and kabaro drums. There is folk music played in Addis Ababa tej beit bars with vocals, craar, masenko, washint and kabaro, Ethiopian Christian songs accompanied by the bagana large 'Harp of David' and Mary Armeede's craar accompanied Amharic sung poetry. There are Afar chants and flutes from the Danakil Desert, Anuak thumb piano, Nuer harp, laments and drumming, a Konso dance and a Gidole flute dance from the Sudan and Kenya borderlands.) 24.00


POSSESSION - Exorkizein TAPE (One of the hottest bands in the modern black/death metal underground, Possession’s ascent has been rapid but never exacting, and more than rightly earned. Forming in 2012, their debut demo, His Best Deceit – released jointly by Invictus and Iron Bonehead, in 2013 – exploded with excitement, showing an incendiary charisma rarely heard, not to mention a veteran’s grasp of engaging songwriting. But for however filthy ‘n’ furious His Best Deceit was, less than a year later, the band released the Anneliese EP: a catacombed dirge that proved there were yet more haunting depths to this still-young band. ) 6.00


THE WIRE - #401 | July 2017 MAG (Inside this issue: Nicole Mitchell: Her latest album Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds may constitute a dire warning against humanicide, but for the flautist, composer, AACM member and Afrofuturist, hope springs eternal. By Daniel Spicer. Kassel Jaeger: As artistic director of the Groupe De Recherches Musicales, François J Bonnet preserves – and continues – the story of the French institution, while carving out his own path as a writer and pseudonymous composer. By Robert Barry. The Primer: Evan Parker: A user’s guide to one of the UK’s most accomplished and daring improvisors, whose catalogue takes in collaborations with Derek Bailey, Steve Lacy, Cecil Taylor and many more. By Seymour Wright.) 8.00

friday again. a bunch of news from our side. Vendetta just released the new SOLBRUD LP & CD and also the ANCST - furnace LP & CD arrived at our HQ. Adagio830 started taking pre orders for THE REMEMBERABLES - same LP (peeps of coke bust / walk the plank playing catch as fuck college rock als Weezer, Dinosaur Jr or Kill Holiday. This will be your summer record 2017), and also for the YOU COULD BE A COP 12“ (Norway UK slow core emo band reminiscent of Samuel, Pohgoh, early Rainer Maria. ) and of course there is a few of the upcoming CITY OF CATERPILLAR LP left.

besides that we got the re issue of the BIKINI KILL 7“, another ALBERT AYLER re issue, great stuff from ERIMITE records (Jeff Parker etc), a new FLASHER 7“, a long awaited SWANS re issue of the The Great Annihilator as a DLP, the new USA NAILS LP, LIFE'S BLOOD - Hardcore A.d. 1988 TAPE & LP restock, SYNDROMES - Demo TAPE (ex his hero is gone) and a great KARATAE tribute tape.

Besides that you need see WODE & SEHER playing at Tiefgrund on June 19th

19.06. WODE (UK) & SEHER



Thank you
Robert & Klose & Norman


BIKINI KILL - New Radio 7“ (A reissue of Bikini Kill's New Radio 7" EP. The single features the most well known version of their song "Rebel Girl" as well as the title track and "Demirep." The songs were recorded in April 1993 at Avast Studios in Seattle, WA. The session was engineered by John Goodmanson and produced by Joan Jett. Jett also played second guitar and contributed backup vocals. Kathleen sang lead, Bill played guitar, Tobi played drums, and Kathi played bass. Joan Jett appears courtesy of Blackheart Records.) 6.00

FLASHER - Winnie b/w Burn Blue 7“ (Two songs by Washington, D.C.'s Flasher. Recorded at Lurch and mastered by Chad Clark. Released on Sister Polygon Records in 2017.) 6.00

PUFF PIECES - Born 2 Die 7“ (lovitt - Two songs by Washington, D.C. trio, Puff Pieces (member of Antelope and Vertebrates). The A-side was recorded with Ian MacKaye and Don Zientara at Inner Ear Studios and a remix of the same track by guitarist/singer, Mike Andre.) 6.00


ALBERT AYLER - Prophecy LP (ESP - Albert Ayler's first ESP album from 1975 in a trio with bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Sunny Murray, a live album captured at the Cellar Cafe, in New York City, New York, on June 14th, 1964, showing Ayler future-facing free playing in now classic compositions including "Spirits", "Prophecy", and two variations of „Ghosts“.) 27.00

ANCST - Furnace LP (vendetta - After "Moloch", their first album hit the scene last year, ANCST has toured relentlessly. Besides putting out a few more of their dark ambient releases, the Berlin based blackened crust collective has gone quieter at the end of 2016 to write new material for a row of releases to be put out in 2017. the first in line will be this EP entitled "Furnace" which see's the band heading out into much more melodic territories while still featuring the aggression of former releases. "Furnace" delivers 5 new songs of bastard sound black metal / hardcore crossover that takes no prisoners." (yehonala tapes) ) 13.00

BYRON MORRIS & GERALD WISE - Unity LP (ermite - Unity, by byron & gerald, is a long lost & highly sought-after private press free jazz album recorded in 1969 at howard university. encouraged by his friend joe mcphee (who contributed an 'invocation' to the back cover), byron morris made unity the very first release on his own EPI label (EPI-01, 1972). it is the only hardcore free jazz record out of 1960s DC, & a viscerally powerful musical & cultural dispatch on the aesthetic & sociopolitical upheavals of its time. eremite's edition exactly reproduces the original EPI release & adds new liner notes by byron morris. it is pressed on premium quality audiophile vinyl by RTI, presented in a heavyweight stoughton 'laser disc' sleeve with a hand-pulled screenprinted insert by alan sherry/siwa in an edition 550 copies. PROJECT PRODUCED WITH THE ARTIST'S FULL PERMISSION & COOPERATION. with mad love & appreciation, eremite dedicates this reissue to the musicians & aficionados of the 1960s & '70s american free jazz underground epitomized by byron & gerald, aboriginal music society, drumdance to the motherland, solidarity unit inc., black unity trio, mcphee's nation time, & so many more... you know who you are!) 33.00

CLOUD RAT / DISROTTED - split LP (dry cough - Dry Cough records has teamed up with the mighty Halo Of Flies to bring you this immense split LP from two of the finest heavy bands around, Michigan's genre-bending grind-punks Cloud Rat, and Chicago's hellish doom-mongers, Disrotted. CR are usually known for their short frenetic blasts of noise-infused grindcore, but here they've taken a break from their usual formula and recorded one 18 minute track of schizophrenic grind/doom that effortlessly eclipses most peddlers of such lengthy numbers, offering more ideas and riffs in the one song than many bands manage over a whole album. On the other side, the only thing that Disrotted's track has in common with their LP mates is it's length, albeit clocking in at 4 minutes longer. Their unique style of hideous, glacial-slow, relentless droning sludge is as punishing and brutal as anything out there, and serves as the perfect foil to Cloud Rat's frantic riffing. This LP is something of a landmark release for both labels, being Dry Cough's 30th and HoF's 100th, so we pushed the boat out and opted for an extravagant triple gatefold sleeve, adorned by the striking artwork of Ryan Brady ( 14.00

DEBILS - s/t LP (static age - Reissue of Debils' only album which came out in 1981. Finest Swiss Punk with male / female vocals. Catchy as hell. Comes in a fancy tip on gatefold cover!) 19.00

INSTED Proud Youth: 1986-1991 DLP (iondecision - In their five-year existence, Insted toured the States several times and developed a huge local following at home in Orange County, CA. They were one of the most prominent straight-edge bands of the late-'80s scene, playing old-school hardcore with an ultra-positive message. This retrospective is packed to capacity with every song the band ever recorded, 45 tracks in all. Now available again on colored vinyl with a gatefold cover and one additional track. Vinyl version includes digital download of the entire album as well as a 30-minute video documentary about the band and a 30-minute video of their entire set filmed at the Showcase Theater from one of their reunion shows in 2004.) 26.00

JEFF PARKER - Slight Freedom LP (ermite - slight freedom, jeff parker’s first ever solo record, presents the first opportunity to hear the guitarist in fully self-revealed circumstances. recorded 2013 & ’14 in the hollywood hills as he relocated from chicago to los angeles, parker combines the dark tonal palette & percussive attack he’s long been known for with real-time processing elements & field recordings, deftly crafting a unique world of solo guitar music --multilingual, mysterious, alive with extraordinary sonic events, with a sturdy intelligence in charge & a raw homestyle vibe. the record is yet another defining moment for parker in 2016, a year that already includes a brilliant ensemble album (the new breed) & tortoise’s 25th anniversary tour & record (the catastrophist). parker’s title composition sets the album’s cavernous mood. terse lines & ricocheting loops morph into a gnarly ambient section that resembles neil young droning out over a vg+ copy of discreet music. parker creates a different sort of ambient space in his take on frank ocean’s 'super rich kids,' bending the melody around a bossa nova rhythm into a moodsville tone poem. parker makes an extraordinary long-form statement out of chad taylor’s ‘mainz,’ a piece he first recorded with taylor & chris lopes on the album bright light in winter. twice the length of the trio recording, the multi-layered soliloquy finds parker leaping from the high rung to damn near orchestral heights, pushing his techniques & concepts to their breaking points. it’s one of the great solo performances you’ll hear from a musician this year. to say “lush life” comes with formidable baggage is an understatement. parker achieves instant classic status with a rendition that sounds beamed-in from a decommissioned satellite --burned out, covered in space grit, yet still formally nuanced & beautifully reflective of strayhorn’s world-weary lyrics. 33.00

LIFE'S BLOOD - Hardcore A.d. 1988 LP (prank - LIFE'S BLOOD were a legendary short lived band from New York City. Formed in 1987, The band played 20 shows and recorded two radio shows, a demo at Don Fury, one 7-inch, "Defiance," released on Combined Effort Records and appeared on the seminal New Breed tape comp in 1988. In these short 14 months as a band they left an indelible mark on the history of hardcore punk, as their sharp, earnest, and challenging lyrics backed with remarkably sturdy, dissonant and distorted hardcore songs emerged at a time where the focus of underground hardcore had been blurred by commercialism, crossover and violence. Hardcore A.D. 1988 collects 27 songs from their Defiance EP, demo tape, compilation tracks, their posthumous split EP with Sticks And Stones, WFMU and WNYU recordings and live tracks, Members went on to play in BORN AGAINST, MENACE DEMENT, SINKING BODY, MEN'S RECOVERY PROJECT COLLAPSE and MY RIFLE. Features new liner notes from guitarist ADAM NATHANSON, extensive band notes compiled by bassist NEIL BURKE and a ton of photos and flyers. The LP comes in a Stoughton tip-on gatefold with a 11x22" insert and download card.) 18.00

MARIE DAVIDSON -  Perte d'identité LP (Perte d'identité, which translates to “loss of identity,” is the debut LP by composer, singer and poet Marie Davidson, one of the finest artists rising from the electronic dark-synth scene in Montreal. Her voice is a stark half-spoken monotone which will tell you stories from which you can’t escape unchanged. With this release, she refines her storytelling with suffocating tales that are both intimate and melancholic. Meanwhile, her miraculously human electronic rhythms are as frantic and hypnotic as an intense stare. In her premier full length album, she invites you to take a look in the peephole, revealing a fascinating cinematic picture. What you will be shown are the parts of yourself which you're scared and ashamed of, but also the ones that reveal a haunting and glamorous sensuality. Not only will she spin you a tale, but her music will immerse your soul in images of sweet anxiety. "This album is about romance and a quest for meaning." ) 25.00

SOLBRUD - vemod LP (vendetta - "Vemod is the third album of this Copenhagen crew, and it’s quite a convincing piece of raw black metal. The sound is straight up melancholic and atmospheric black metal with strong hints of the Norwegian 90’s, but with a progressive/experimental touch. Nothing that would ever cause anyone to tag on that terrible “post” prefix when defining their genre, but just enough to give it a slightly modern touch. If Ulver’s acoustic masterpiece Kveldsanger had not been an acoustic masterpiece, but rather a black metal album, then parts of it would certainly have sounded like Solbrud. There are also some wilder passages similar to the more climactic, finishing parts of several songs off of Satyricon’s Nemesis Divina. In general, we’re talking mid-to-fast-paced black metal with melodic lead guitars over ever grinding chords. There are quite a few tidbits to broaden, or perhaps narrow, the appeal too. In the third track “Menneskeværk”, there are numerous outright experimental parts, including substantial ambient intro and outro. The last song “Besat Af Mørke” begins with a strange drum intro that gives the impression that some kind of Oi punk song is about to start, whereupon a monotonous guitar holds one chord for a brief while, before the whole thing relaxes into the more melodic, flowing black metal which after all forms the core of the album. Vemod is music for forest drinking, people hating and corpse painting. Music which shows that black metal remains alive and well, even in Denmark." - archaictriad) 14.00

SOLIDARITY UNIT, INC. - Red, Black & Green LP (ermite - originally produced and issued by charles 'bobo' shaw himself, red, black & green, by "solidarity unit, inc." documents what happened inside "the bag room" in st. louis, mo, the day jimi hendrix died.  shaw captured his ten piece ensemble's raw teeming caterwaul in a low-res recording as gloriously blunt as his b&w cover art.  lake & bowie were by this time already powerful soloists, & both declaim fervently and damn near relentlessly over shaw's swaggering themes. dead at age 34 and recorded just four times, guitarist richard martin's performance is a true revelation; as martin leaps from blues idioms to screaming attacks to pure howling feedback, one wonders if even sonny sharrock reached these places with the instrument.  furious kit & hand drumming, violently rattling little instruments, jabbing percussive rhodes, thundering bass guitar, these guys don't hold back! easy to say "lost underground free jazz classic," but that's the real story here.) 33.00

SUFJAN STEVENS, NICO MUHLY, BRYCE DESSNER, JAMES MCALISTER - Planetarium DLP (4AD - Planetarium is an album co-composed by four musicians: Bryce Dessner, James McAlister, Nico Muhly, and Sufjan Stevens.  Flanked by a string quartet and a consort of seven trombones, this unique collaborative ensemble has assembled an expansive song cycle that explores the Sun, the Moon, the planets and other celestial bodies of our solar system (and beyond) through soundscape, song, science and myth. The subject of the album is not just the wilderness of outer space, but the interior space of human consciousness and how it engages with divinity, depravity, society and self—what does it mean to be human?  This existential question rings clear from the opening lyric: “What’s right and what’s wrong?”  The 75 minutes of music that follow provide a complex thesis: to be human is to be a total mess.  The result of this creative alliance is a musical and aesthetic journey as far-reaching as its subject: from lush piano ballads to prog-rock political anthems, curious electronic back-beats to classical cadenzas, the vast musical styles seek to explore the diversity and mystery of our cosmos. Planetarium is a concept album that occasionally gives way to ambient interludes and majestic brass chorales, buttressed by a percussive drive that keeps the momentum skyward.  In spite of all the experimentation in sound and style, Sufjan’s vocals provide a clear and coherent center of gravity.  The album includes some of his most diverse vocal performances to date (from soft hush to guttural scream), and whether he’s singing through effects pedals, vocoders, auto-tune or not, his voice delivers an ambitious flight map through the cosmos.) 30.00

SWANS - The Great Annihilator DLP (mute - SWANS have announced a remastered reissue of their ninth studio album, The Great Annihilator, out on 5th May 2017 on Mute / Young God Records (N America). The Great Annihilator, originally released in 1995 and described at the time as “…a majestic symphony of haunting melodies and shifting moods” [SF Bay Guardian], will be released on double vinyl and as a 3CD set. Both the vinyl (in the form of a download code) and CD will feature Drainland, Michael Gira’s debut solo album recorded at the same time as The Great Annihilator. The album was entirely remastered by Doug Henderson, but only after Bill Rieflin (“honorary Swan“a revelation of great sonic effect”. Talking about the recording, Gira said “I lived in a tent in a mosquito infested studio right next to Cabrini Green in Chicago for what (?) something like 3 months, rarely leaving. Band members and Jarboe and Bill Rieflin etc came and went, and somehow we crafted this thing into what it became.” The Great Annihilator line up features: Michael Gira, Jarboe, Bill Rieflin, Algis.) 29.00

USA NAILS -  Shame Spiral LP (bigoit - London based noise-punks USA Nails release their third album, 'Shame Spiral', on June 16th 2017 through French DIY stalwarts Bigout Records and one of London's newest and most exciting underground labels, Hominid Sounds. It's been a busy 18 months for USA Nails as they've toured Europe, recorded and released a 7" for Too Pure Singles Club and have even been played on the actual radio. On a station you can listen to in the car, not just on a computer. But now they are back with their third release and a spattering of UK and EU dates. ) 14.00


LIFE'S BLOOD - Hardcore A.d. 1988 TAPE (prank - LIFE'S BLOOD were a legendary short lived band from New York City. Formed in 1987, The band played 20 shows and recorded two radio shows, a demo at Don Fury, one 7-inch, "Defiance," released on Combined Effort Records and appeared on the seminal New Breed tape comp in 1988. In these short 14 months as a band they left an indelible mark on the history of hardcore punk, as their sharp, earnest, and challenging lyrics backed with remarkably sturdy, dissonant and distorted hardcore songs emerged at a time where the focus of underground hardcore had been blurred by commercialism, crossover and violence. Hardcore A.D. 1988 collects 27 songs from their Defiance EP, demo tape, compilation tracks, their posthumous split EP with Sticks And Stones, WFMU and WNYU recordings and live tracks, Members went on to play in BORN AGAINST, MENACE DEMENT, SINKING BODY, MEN'S RECOVERY PROJECT COLLAPSE and MY RIFLE. Features new liner notes from guitarist ADAM NATHANSON, extensive band notes compiled by bassist NEIL BURKE and a ton of photos and flyers.) 8.00

SYNDROMES - Demo TAPE (If Sisyphus ditched that enormous rock and just made killer crust records, it’d likely resemble the discography of His Hero Is Gone‘s family tree. Fuck, the records that have come from that lineage alone read like a “how to backpatch” PSA. Syndromes S/T EP is jaw-dropping for a band hardly a year old. With musical blood also donated from the mighty Masakari, the group’s first output finds them in sparring shape, trading blows with the genre’s heavyweights.) 7.00

V/A - Old Is the New New: A Tribute to Karate's In Place of Real Insight TAPE (In 2005 or ’06, I walked out of Aquarius Records in San Francisco with two CDs, an odd couple: Karate’s "In Place of Real Insight" and Nadja’s "Truth Becomes Death." As pivotal and powerful as Nadja has proven to be, it was the immediacy of the decade-old Karate album that captured a spirit I previously hadn’t been convinced of. Let’s just say that Nadja had to wait until well out of downtown to get its turn; truly, "In Place..." hasn’t left rotation since. To this day, Karate’s music still speaks to me of that discovery and destination, post-salad days and pre-Highway 101. As for the decade since: text worn off the disc face, a “New New” tattoo, an ever-growing Karate-related record collection. And so the serpent finds its tail. This year, Katuktu Collective (formerly Land Animal Tapes) has had the pleasure of working with Nadja’s Aidan Baker ("Heteroticims Volume 4"), and now here, with "Old Is the New New," we attempt to pay humble tribute to Karate’s Geoff Farina, Jeff Goddard, Gavin McCarthy, and Eamonn Vitt. The family of international artists that make up this track listing represent a whole generation influenced by Karate, and on April 28th, 2017, we celebrate the 20-year anniversary of "In Place of Real Insight"’s release, with a few other ‘90s Karate covers thrown in for good measure. I hope you have as much fun listening to this tribute as we had assembling it. And, of course, turn it up (so you can hear it downtown). - Aaris Katuktu ) 7.00

friends. its summer and we started taking pre orders now for the upcoming amazing debut LP by The Rememberables from D.C. with kids from coke bust and Walk the Plank.

"The Rememberables (members of Coke Bust, Walk the Plank, etc.), from Washington D.C., deliver a modern blend of grunge, power pop and fuzzy 90s alternative, reminiscent of Superchunk, Weezer, & Dinosaur Jr., on their infectious debut album. Seven blistering tracks serve as a perfect accompaniment for your summer drive -- windows down, hair blowing, engine roaring fast down endless highways.
In other words - loud, refreshing and catchy as hell."

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hi. friday and a long weekend ahead of us. We just received another new vendetta release - the NUMENOREAN - demo 2014 LP. A few gold ones are left … Besides that lots of new releases arrived like the LIFE´S BLOOD LP, restock of the new DO MAKE SAY THINK DLP, THE BUG vs. EARTH - Concrete Desert DLP + 12“, BEACH FOSSILS - Somersault LP, NEW INSTITUTE LP, JOHN COLTRANE & ALICE COLTRANE - Cosmic Music LP, LOSS - Horizonless DLP, new CHASTITY BELT LP, NO FAITH - Force Subservience LP and other Iron Lung stuff, new Lumpy stuff, MOLLY NILSSON - Imaginations LP, SLEEP - vol. 1 LP, SUBHUMANS re issues, THOMAS LEER DLP and other dark entries stuff, TONY CONRAD - Ten Years Alive On The Infinite Plain DLP and many more

besides that if you are in berlin this weekend - don´t miss LAS ROBERTAS (burger rec / artfag) & PIGEONS (BLN) at Monarch on Sunday June 4th

04.06. LAS ROBERTAS (Burger, Costa Rica) & PIGEONS (BLN)




Thank you

Robert & Klose & Norman


ERIK NERVOUS - Ice Cream 7“ (total punk - ERIK NERVOUS's first release of 2017, following a stunning first season which ended with him being crowned rookie of the year, and let me be the first to inform you there is no sophomore slump happening here. This is Erik’s third vinyl release and in my humble opinion his best yet. “Ice Cream Cone” finds Erik at his most frantic. A fast paced bouncy minute and a half ode to stabbing someone in the face with an ice cream cone. Erik keeps the stabby theme up on the B-side with the jerky neck injury inducing hit “Children Stabbing Things.” Two songs, both about stabbing, both 100% TOTAL PUNK! Edition of 500 in hand-stamped red covers.) 7.00

PERVERTS AGAIN - My Accident 7“ (total punk - Six years in and here it is, our 50th single on Total Punk. Including represses that’s over 30,000 handstamped covers, hundreds of blisters, and countless hours of mind numbing labor. That being the case we wanted to go big with number 50. Cleveland’s PERVERTS AGAIN blew me away with last year’s Our Big Party 12” on Non-Commercial Records and were quickly elevated to favorite band status (not to mention their mascot game is on point). Well the Perverts are back with two more of their signature, warbled, repetitive punk incantations. Plodding bass and drums, slow macho riffs, and gang chants all moved forward by the monotone delivery and of the head Pervert. Weird, catchy, sarcastic, and 100% TOTAL PUNK. Look for an LP on Total Punk later this year. Edition of 500 in hand-stamped red covers.) 7.00


AGE COIN - Performance LP (psoh - Posh Isolation’s elusive Age Coin duo impress with the cranky post-techno deviation of Performance; a lean, nervy and dread bass-fuelled follow-up to their Perceptions 12” - reissued by Luke Younger’s Alter in 2013 - and interim excursions in their other projects, inc. Vår, Marching Church, and the excellent Yen Towers. ) 20.00

BEACH FOSSILS - Somersault LP (Beach Fossils present their first recorded work since 2013. Somersault is a heartfelt indie album from Brooklyn, notable for featuring guest vocals from Cities Aviv and Rachel Goswell of Slowdive! Elsewhere, the band’s guitars etc. line-up is bolstered by strings, harpsichord and other lovely chamber instruments. ) 18.00

BLAZE FOLEY - Lost Muscle Shoals Recordings LP (Reissue of the first album recorded by the legendary Austin singer-songwriter who was tragically murdered in 1989. Recorded with Muscle Shoals studio musicians in 1984, the album was never distributed due to “some trouble with the law” resulting in the confiscation of most of the 500 copies originally pressed. These recordings find BLAZE FOLEY in a rare studio setting performing ten of his well-known compositions including the apparently timeless resistance song, Oval Room, originally written with Ronald Reagan in mind. The outstanding production values and musicianship breathe fresh air into these classic Blaze compositions. The original recordings have been digitally mastered by Austin engineer MARK HALLMAN.  Foley’s songs have been recorded by Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, John Prine, Lyle Lovett and others. Lucinda Williams’ “Drunken Angel,” and Townes Van Zandt’s “Blaze’s Blues,” personal tributes to their good friend Foley, have added to a legacy once nearly forgotten. A major motion picture on Blaze directed by Ethan Hawke is in production and scheduled for theatrical release in 2018.) 18.00

THE BUG vs. EARTH - Concrete Desert DLP + 12“ (ninja tune - Bonus 12” included with the LP version features two of the album tracks vocalled by JK Flesh (Justin Broadrick)! Like master painters exploring a subject over a lifetime’s work, Kevin Martin and Dylan Carlson – The Bug and Earth, respectively – have each been mining and defining their genres for more than 20 years. They’re united by an interest in – really an obsession with – heaviness. They search for, examine and break the boundaries between beautiful and ugly, minimal and maximal, light and dark – but The Bug and Earth always make music that is heavy in the most thrilling of ways. These two uncompromising outsiders met via the visual artist Simon Fowler (Angels & Devils.) Simon arranged for Dylan to come to a King Midas Sound gig, but Martin’s trademark use of a powerful strobe light meant that the epileptic Carlson couldn’t enter the room. Undeterred, Carlson featured King Midas Sound’s music in a podcast, and the pair eventually decided to collaborate around “Angels & Devils.”  ) 27.00

CHASTITY BELT - I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone LP (hardly art - A few years ago, while in a tour van somewhere in Idaho, the members of Chastity Belt—Julia Shapiro, Gretchen Grimm, Lydia Lund, and Annie Truscott—opted to pass the time in a relatively unusual fashion: They collectively paid one another compliments, in great and thoughtful detail. This is what we like best about you, this is why we love you. ) 18.00

DAUDYFLIN - Ofbeldi LP (iron lung - Absolutely furious Icelandic hardcore punk. And for you non-natives the title Ofbeldi translates to Violence which is a very appropriate description of the sounds you'll find here. Twisting dagger fuzz guitar, murder-chorused bass, brass knuckle beats and vocals that melt a body down like an acid bath. A real mean ear fucker. Touring the US in July 2017 so watch out for that! Includes a download.) 18.00

DESIRE - Under Your Spell LP (PRESSED ON 180-GRAM OPAQUE ELECTRIC PURPLE VINYL!!! A collection of classic DESIRE tracks remixed and remastered. Features "Under Your Spell," "Don't Call," "Mirroir Mirroir (Instrumental Dub)," "Under Your Spell (Vocal & Synthesizer)," "I Can Dream About You (8 Track Version)," "and "Don't Call (Vocal & Synthesizer).“) 22.00

DIREWOLVES - The Great Year LP (throatruiner - Three years after their debut album "Aegri Somnia", Lorient, France's DIREWOLVES return with "The Great Year". This new six tracks EP focuses on the more energetic facet of their sound, refining the band's revigorating blend of melodic crust and screamo-influenced hardcore. Recorded & mixed by Guillaume Doussaud at Swan Sound Studios (Amanda Woodward, Aussitôt Mort…), mastered by Dan Coutant at Sun Room Studios (Coliseum, The Sword, Jawbox…) and with artwork once again designed by Førtifem, "The Great Year" is another implacable display of the band's abrasive yet anthemic vision of punk/hardcore.) 12.00

DO MAKE SAY THINK - Stubborn Persistent Illusions DLP (constellation - Do Make Say Think has been widely celebrated as one of the preeminent instrumental rock bands of the 90s-00s. Stubborn Persistent Illusions is the group’s first album in eight years – and a stellar addition to one of the most consistent, inventive, exuberant, satisfying, and critically acclaimed discographies in the ‘post-rock’ canon.  Following Other Truths (2009), the five members of DMST pursued other creative projects, while all continuing to stay firmly rooted in Toronto. An invite from Heartland Festival and Constellation to play the label’s 15th Anniversary shows in Europe in fall 2012 brought DMST back to the stage in very fine form – the band worked up a bevy of gems from their catalogue and absolutely killed live. Stubborn Persistent Illusions is built from this distinctive toolkit, at once familiar and as fresh as anything DMST has committed to tape. A short Bhuddist poem about boundlessness and recurrence informs this profoundly imagistic listening experience, amplified by the beautiful original album art paintings commissioned from Marianne Collins. Do Make Say Think enter their third decade with a new album that helps reaffirm the promise of genuinely emotive, narrative, restorative and life-affirming instrumental rock music – and will surely rank among the group's best.) 28.00

DZELTENIE PASTNIEKI - Lentu Gabalini LP (dark entries - Dzeltenie Pastnieki are a Latvian new wave band formed in 1979 in Riga, Latvia. Their name means “The Yellow Postmen" in Latvian. The constant core members of the band have remained Ingus Baušķenieks (bass, keyboards, vocals) and Viesturs Slava (guitar, keyboards, vocals), with Zigmunds Streiķis (keyboards) and Ilgvars Rišķis (drums). They released six albums between 1981 and 1987. All were recorded at the band’s home studio and distributed on 1/4" reel-to-reel tape and compact cassette, with no artwork. Their sound ranges from electronic post-punk to experimental tape manipulation all sung in Latvian.  ‘Lentu Gabaliņi’ is a 10-track compilation featuring songs from each of the band’s six albums, all songs appearing on the vinyl for the first time.  pilsēta’ (The Depressing City) was assembled from out-takes, alternate versions, and solo tracks by individual members of the band in 1986. ‘Naktis’ (Nights, 1987) could be seen as a 'back to the roots' effort that made use of the progress of home studio advances made by Baušķenieks over the previous years.  All songs have been mastered from original tapes at Bicycle Systems, Rīga, by Ingus Baušķenieks and remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. The jacket features an photo of the group from 1981 with textured wallpaper designed by Eloise Leigh to represent tape pieces. Each copy includes a double sides 11x11” insert with never before seen photos and liner notes.) 20.00

DREAM MACHINE - The Illusion LP (catsle face - When Matthew Melton told us he had two brand new records for us to hear, a final Warm Soda record as well as a new band with his wife Doris called Dream Machine, I must admit there was a little sadness that Warm Soda had run its course. Then I put on Dream Machine and poof, a puff of smoke and a familiar looking magician appears, beckoning for me to jump through his top hat and we’re off! The vibe makes a deft jump from Warm Soda’s terse power pop to tongue in groove swinging proto-metal a la Iron Butterfly, Deep Purple, Heart, and more than a hint of LA’s dark masters The Doors…Doris absolutely murders the organ all over this thing, along with some perfectly placed synthesiser pepper - it’s just jammed with hooks and pulsing vintage vibes but in an unassailably clever and accomplished manner. This band is going to be the background party band of the summer I can already tell, this sounds like a saturday night satanic ritual in a sunsetting Austin backyard, everyone dressed to the nines and we’re fuckin goin’ there man. If I didn’t know Melton already I would have lost my shit seeing this out in the wild - expertly played, fantastically recorded (at A = 432 hz, by the way) and just a real tasty party platter of a record here for you.) 18.00

ELDER - Reflections Of A Floating World DLP (It’s time to get euphoric. With EDLER's fourth full-length album, an epic piece of rock music will be released unto the world. And we think that’s a reason to celebrate. Band members and friends NICK DISALVO, JACK DONOVAN and MATT COUTO already dismissed any last remains of stoner metal stereotypes on Lore (2015). Their current album, which was written following the long and acclaimed Lore tour in moments of intense creativity, is a journey into prog rock and psychedelic worlds. Six monumental songs, huge in sound, each of them their own cosmic expedition. What begins as driving mid-tempo rock filled with heavy guitar riffs repeatedly erupts into melodic tangents and clever variations. The high demands that DiSalvo places on his own songwriting seem to become more unfettered from minute to minute—as does the pleasure of listening to him. Guest musicians MICHAEL SAMOS and MIKE RISBERG have added additional guitars, pedal steel and keyboards to the trio, making Elder’s sound more voluminous than ever, and the influences found here range from '70s prog dinosaurs such as Yes, King Crimson or Pink Floyd to their kindred spirits in the European psychedelic and space rock scenes. And it is of course a cliché, but Elder bring their own organism to life from all these influences.) 31.00

GARY WILSON & TREDICI BACCI - Another Lonely Night In Brooklyn LP (feeding tube - "Totally great live LP by GARY WILSON (the world's forgotten boy) with a cover photo that makes him look like a dead ringer for the late Mike Kelley, back when Mike was a fake hippie. Anyway, Gary shouldn't need much of an introduction. If you don't know him, you might well access one of the many other LPs of his we've done. But then again, Another Lonely Night In Brooklyn might be just the place to start your own little wagon rolling down the road of Gary Wilson fandom. The tunes on this album are representative of the live set Gary's been doing lately, with a heavy emphasis on tracks originally recorded around the time of his 1977 breakout LP, You Think You Really Know Me. What lifts things to a higher-than-usual level is the lovely musical backing provided by TREDICI BACCI. This New York City unit formed to perform classic-era faux Italian film music, but they really find their own special place as Gary's backing group. Wilson's best songs of longing and loss have always been built around strong narrative centers as much as melodies, but Tredici Bacci's expansive accompaniment manages to give these narratives a width that is positively cinematic. And I'm not trying to put down Gary's other backing bands or anything, but I think anyone who's familiar with Wilson's work will have a similar response. The songs are not re-cast, but they feel a lot less compressed now, and this open-ness gives them a universality they didn't always have. No one would ever dare suggest that Wilson isn't a weirdo of the first order, but the sound of this album (and the jocularity of Gary's on stage raps) might well bring him to a whole new audience. Let the era of Wilson-Mania begin."—Byron Coley, 2017. Housed in silkscreened fold-over covers by NEIL BURKE. Includes a bonus CD version. Edition of 500.) 25.00

GRACE SINGS SLUDGE - Life With Dick LP (Life With Dick is the new album by Grace Sings Sludge (The Sandwitches, The Fresh and Onlys). It’s the continuation of a world Grace Cooper began illustrating as one of the lead songwriters of the San Francisco band The Sandwitches, and on her previous three collections of solo home recordings (released as limited run cassette tapes). As with the other solo albums, Cooper does the artwork for the album. Her delicate yet disturbing pen and watercolor creations are the perfect accompaniment to her songs, as though they’ve emerged from the same troubled dreams. Though understated, a sense of urgency permeates this record. Cooper’s voice dances through the songs with a chameleon quality that’s sultry and commanding on “In Spite of Doom” and desperate, vulnerable and sharp on “Can’t Play” and “Everlasting Arms.” Her lyrics contain the weariness of giving in to a love requited, and the unsettling realities of maintaining that love. In some pieces it seems she no longer knows where to direct her endless yearning. She observes on “Bad Timing Pt. 2”: “Two boats they don’t meet up in the night, they glide by each other and forever out of sight... they might just be the lucky ones.” The spookiness of Cooper’s sound—a sound influential in some of The Sandwitches’ best songs like ”Joe Says” and “In the Garden”—is still present here and especially on the darker second side. Piercing guitars and heartbeat drums on “Everlasting Arms” warn that “something’s growing in the basement” and something comes “from within.” The recording quality of this release is raw but it is far from being a “garage record.” It is a recording brought down from the attic, with no date and with no intended audience, and is best listened to alone.) 20.00

HARRY TAUSSIG & MAX OCHS - The Music Of Harry Taussig & Max Ochs LP (Fifty years ago, HARRY TAUSSIG and MAX OCHS were featured on a sampler LP, Contemporary Guitar - Spring '67, alongside John Fahey, Robbie Basho, and Bukka White. Both guitarists were "re-discovered" by Tompkins Square in 2005, and have since released new recordings for the label. On May 26th, Tompkins Square will release The Music of Harry Taussig & Max Ochs featuring newly recorded material, commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Takoma sampler they first appeared on. The pair will also meet for the first time and play select shows on the West Coast. The May 28th concert in Berkeley will also feature Tompkins Square recording artist Richard Osborn, a student of the late Robbie Basho.) 18.00

HOUSEWIVES - s/t LP (HOUSEWIVES are: Industrious music for industrious people. A few years ago, London, England’s Housewives, in the finest of post-punk traditions, began making an intensely focused racket. Their debut took the form of a five-song limited-edition cassette put out by Faux Discx. This self-titled EP had a startling power and hypnotic force that is all too rare in this era of practiced disaffection. Instead of pretending to be bored by this evershifting world, Housewives' approach revealed a microscopic attention to detail. Despite their using the traditional instruments of rock n’ roll, Housewives invert these powerful totems to their own ends. This is music that earns its praise from such high priests of refusal as Charles Hayward (This Heat, Camberwell Now). Like an Adam Curtis documentary, Housewives' music that takes on social constructs, looking for a way to disassemble these ridiculous structures. Delivered at a volume-enhancing 45 rpms, Housewives’ 12” EP is a diamond-hard gem of post-punk.) 20.00

INSTITUTE - Subordination LP (sacre dbones - Since their first demo in 2013, the Austin expats in Institute have edged their raw anarcho punk blitz into something much more expansive and nuanced. 2014’s Salt EP marked the beginning of the band’s working relationship with Sacred Bones, and it explored longer, more experimental song forms. Catharsis, the band’s debut full-length, was another huge push forward, with a slightly cleaner production and some krautrock influence creeping in around the edges. Subordination sees them push themselves further out of genre, incorporating hard rock and glam and writing some of the most diverse material of their career. The songs on Subordination address the lonely sham of playing by the rules, the search for money and power, the annihilation of a true personality, and the standards of normalcy that from childhood conditions us to feel abject.) 20.00

JANITOR SCUM - Scenes From The Grocery Store LP (lumpy - Upbeat noisy new wave from this genius one woman group outta Calgary. Scratchy guitars and abrasive pouting vocals tracked over a thudding drum machine makes for a punk/wave mess to remember. Nine tracks with an incredible and infectious closing number “Vacuum Rebuilder.”) 18.00

JOHN COLTRANE & ALICE COLTRANE - Cosmic Music LP (John Coltrane transformed the inner architecture of jazz, throughout the mid-1950s and 1960s and long after his premature death at age 40 in 1967. No other American musician could be said to be at the spiritual center of the ‘60s musical universe as Trane influenced Albert Ayler, La Monte Young, Jimi Hendrix and everybody in between. Cosmic Music, originally self-released by Alice Coltrane in 1968 and later issued by Impulse!, features two tracks (“Manifestation” and “Rev. King”) by John Coltrane’s legendary final quintet that were recorded in San Francisco on February 2nd, 1966 and two more (“Lord Help Me To Be” and “The Sun”) from Alice Coltrane’s very first session as a bandleader, recorded six months after her husband’s passing. “Manifestation” opens with the group already in mid-flight: Trane’s fierce tenor leads the way with Pharoah Sanders’ blistering sax and Alice’s powerful chords hearing his call. On “Rev. King,” Trane introduces a lyrical theme and then the composition erupts into fiery incantations, while Jimmy Garrison’s bass throbs alongside the propulsive, gravity-defying drumming of Rashied Ali. Foreshadowing her majestic debut, A Monastic Trio, “Lord Help Me To Be” brings Alice’s celestial piano playing and inspired improvisations to the foreground with Sanders, Garrison and drummer Ben Riley rumbling in tow. “The Sun,” a meditative ballad with subtle urgency, perfectly closes the album’s contemplative circle. As John Coltrane recites on the final track, “May there be peace and love and perfection throughout all creation.”) 25.00

LEJSOVKA & FREUND - Music For Small Ensemble & Computer DLP (mie - I’ve always thought it’d be really cool to have someone write something smart and poetic about a release of ours, but here I am again trying to type this out myself and not have it be boring and embarrassing. I don’t know, I guess I’ll just be blunt and direct and hit “send” ASAP. Music for Small Ensemble & Computer is a collection of what I call the “DIY shitty classical” pieces me and Linda have been working on for a couple years. Using an inherited piano, freeware, and the basement floorcore spirit of discovery to trespass into a typically more rarefied style. And thankfully a few actually-trained friends lent their skills to the mess. To me, it’s the sound of the two of us struggling to find peace and stability for ourselves, family, and small community in an often chaotic and hostile world. I’m really excited about this collection. We previously released these pieces on as-limited-as-possible 12” runs and went through them very quickly, so it’s cool that MIE is giving them a wider issue. Linda and I have made quite a few records now, but to me this is really the closest to being “us”. Put a headphone jack in my tombstone and have this playing. Does any of this make any sense?-- Keith Freund.) 25.00

LIFE'S BLOOD - Hardcore A.d. 1988 LP (LIFE'S BLOOD were a legendary short lived band from New York City. Formed in 1987, The band played 20 shows and recorded two radio shows, a demo at Don Fury, one 7-inch, "Defiance," released on Combined Effort Records and appeared on the seminal New Breed tape comp in 1988. In these short 14 months as a band they left an indelible mark on the history of hardcore punk, as their sharp, earnest, and challenging lyrics backed with remarkably sturdy, dissonant and distorted hardcore songs emerged at a time where the focus of underground hardcore had been blurred by commercialism, crossover and violence. Hardcore A.D. 1988 collects 27 songs from their Defiance EP, demo tape, compilation tracks, their posthumous split EP with Sticks And Stones, WFMU and WNYU recordings and live tracks, Members went on to play in BORN AGAINST, MENACE DEMENT, SINKING BODY, MEN'S RECOVERY PROJECT COLLAPSE and MY RIFLE. Features new liner notes from guitarist ADAM NATHANSON, extensive band notes compiled by bassist NEIL BURKE and a ton of photos and flyers. The LP comes in a Stoughton tip-on gatefold with a 11x22" insert and download card.) 18.00

LOSS - Horizonless DLP (prfound - Six doomed years in creation since their debut album Despond, Nashville, Tennessee melancholic death / funeral doom metal band Loss have completed their anticipated masterwork of pure doom death worship Horizonless, one of the most anticipated metal releases of the year. Reaching further into the void and traveling even more beyond the realms of hopelessness and despair, this album is a journey devoid of all hope and redemption, one where heartbreak, total death and never-ending despondency prevails. Produced and engineered by Billy Anderson (Pallbearer, Bell Witch, Neurosis, Red House Painters) in the band’s hometown, giving the band their most monumental sound yet, Horizonless (which also features guest vocals from Wrest of Leviathan) forges the band’s sound tapestry into more vast and sprawling territory: heavier, darker, more melancholic, and sorrowful. Where their previous album laid down the foundation that gave them the reputation as the saddest and bleakest band in the movement, this latest forges that funeral march onwards towards ruin, decay, and utter oblivion.) 32.00

MIKA VAINIO - Reat LP (elektro - The first release in 8 years on EMD brings Mika Vainio in full action. Tracks with beats, groovy, experimental and/or hardcore all on one album, initiating the continuation of the label's activities with a series of releases. The logo on the cover can be read "reat" and means both a bad behaving child and something really evil. It is also a logo of a big company, whose name will not be mentioned, since EMD is not an advertising agency, to be highlighted here for the newcomers.Mika Vainio invents sublime electronic scapes with a poetic approach. Half of the tracks have his caracteristic imprint the other half reach out to another wasteland or universe, at a minimum. A trust-worthy cooperation between two underground submarine sandwiches.) 18.00

MOLLY NILSSON - Imaginations LP (night people - That we live in a world changed is beyond question. Since 2015’s Zenith, Berlin-based songwriter Molly Nilsson has surrendered to the world, traveling from Mexico to Glasgow, observing the changing socio-political landscape and imagining a better world. For an artist who has so successfully created her own environment and gradually let others in, her 8th studio album Imaginations sees Nilsson directly engaging with her surroundings, engendering change and allowing love in. Imaginations dreams big, recasting storming, stadium-sized pop into the internal language of the solo auteur. Imaginations is not escapism, it’s a kaleidoscope and an alternative view, an agent of change. On Imaginations Molly is recasting her interior monologue as a prism through which to see the world, a means to live differently and to reject the status quo. We can Think Pink, change our destiny together. This is an optimism about the future when we need it the most. “New boys, new girls.. give me your smile and I’ll give you mine” Clearly, we are living through a transformation but with alchemists like Molly Nilsson, we’re never alone in the process.) 21.00

THE MUFF DIVERS - Dreams Of The Gentlest Texture LP (lumpy - Chicago group’s debut LP. 10 songs of catchy drum machine Glam with a hearty reverence for KISS and the Ramones. Some high voltage pogo speed punk rock n roll! Mastered by GEZA X.) 22.00

NO FAITH - Force Subservience LP (iron lung - Members of DISCORDANCE AXIS, DEMON BROTHER and VACCINE combine forces on Forced Subservience, a constant hammering heart of power violence bursting from inside a wall of harsh power electronics. An unstoppable mix of fury, vitriol, sound and scum for the modern era of world failure. This LP, their second, primarily serves to expose the corruption of war and the abuses of authority society has come to accept as commonplace. Its a sad state of affairs today. The alarms are sounding... Recorded, mixed and mastered by WILL KILLINGSWORTH. Includes a download.) 18.00

NUMENOREAN - demo 2014 LP (vendetta - I was captivated from the first moments by the reverberating solo guitar melody and continued to be carried away by the song as it evolved, moving through soft passages of sorrowful meditation and powerful waves of riffs coming down like sheets of rain, and concluding with the strumming of an acoustic guitar." - NoCleanSinging ) 13.00

RAZZIA - Rest Of 1981 - 1990 LP (Die LP erscheint im Inside-out Cover, inklusive 6-seitigem Einleger. Insgesamt 14 Titel wurden auf 140g Vinyl gebannt. Das Cover und das Schallplatten-Etikett der B-Seite sind auch auf „Volume 2“ handnummeriert. Die ersten 333 Exemplare im limitierten moosgrünem Vinyl sind exklusiv bei COLTURSCHOCK erhältlich. Der zweite Teil der „Rest of“-Reihe ist zwar mit Material aus den Jahren 1981-1990 ausgestattet, aber der Schwerpunkt dieser Compilation liegt auf der Frühphase von RAZZIA und daher stammt ein Großteil der Songs aus der „Tag ohne Schatten“-Ära. Die Tracklist besteht ausschließlich aus raren und unveröffentlichten Übungsraum-, Demo- und Live-Aufnahmen und bis auf den Studio-Track „Abschaum erwache“ ist keines der Lieder (bzw. Versionen) jemals vorher auf Vinyl oder CD erschienen. Enthalten sind beispielweise Songs wie: „Er oder ich“, „Chaos“, „Hängt ihn auf“, „Wer, Wie, Wo“, „Wiedersehen“ oder die Ur-Version von „Slalom d´a Mort“, die 1985 unter dem Titel „Auf dem Weg ins Nichts“ noch mit anderem Text auf deutsch eingesungen wurde. Die Stücke zeigen, was die Band in ihrer Frühphase ausgemacht hat: Rauer, aggressiver Punk, gespickt mit den für RAZZIA typischen Gitarrenmelodien, mit denen sie spätestens 1986 auf ihrem zweiten Album „Ausflug mit Franziska“ neue Maßstäbe setzten. Die zum Großteil von Kassetten stammenden Aufnahmen aus dem RAZZIA-Archiv wurden für dieses Projekt bestmöglich gemastert, ohne dabei den Originalaufnahmen ihren Charme zu rauben. Wer aber High Quality erwartet, liegt hier definitiv falsch. Wir reden von den frühen 80ern und die waren rau, roh und vor allem authentisch!!!) 16.00

ROE ENNEY - Glare LP (root strata - A somnambulant journey through psychedelic bedroom fantasy-scapes, Glare is Roe Enney's first proper LP after only a few under-the-radar cassette releases on Phaserprone, Discriminate, and Piero since 2011. Recorded over the last couple years in the late evening at the cusp of the witching hour, Glare unfolds like a manifesto on the devolution of communication. An experiment of thresholds: electronic, political, poetical, Roe Enney touches on the likes of Tara Cross or Anne Clark, but only briefly before hurtling into a subterranean world of closed-off obsessions. Enney on the release: "The electronic artist is always enmeshed in a battle of thresholds. What does one do? This is because she, the electronic spirit, is always in the process of change. This spirit is never stable, it is tenuous. It is a moving hierarchy, a royal island with a v. real topography, with its own guard, observation deck, casino. The music on this record firmly pledges allegiance to this island, and yet it is out somewhere on the shore, perhaps 'dreaming of elsewhere.' Yet one cannot help what one is. Perhaps the record is cast-off." Mastered by Sean McCann; Cut at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin. Includes download code.) 18.00

SHIN JOONG HYUN - Beautiful Rivers And Mountains: The Psychedelic Rock Sound Of South Korea’s Shin DLP (Inspired by jazz, soul, and traditional Korean music, SHIN JOONG HYUN started his career in the mid-1950s, performing for US troops stationed locally after the Korean War armistice of 1953. While his English language skills were limited, the young player had no trouble communicating through his trusty electric guitar, but Shin was no mere 6-string slinger for hire, he was able to communicate something far beyond your average professional musician. Production work and extensive songwriting followed, not to mention a steady stream of electrifying performances. Gaining momentum by the moment, Shin developed popular success across South Korea molding protégés like singing duo the Pearl Sisters and folk-psych songbird Kim Jung Mi into top pop stars. From there it was hit after hit. The late 1960s rock explosion and an influx of imported music from The Beatles, Jimmy Smith, and The Jefferson Airplane all informed and inspired Mr. Shin to elevate his own craft. Even experimental trips via a crew of local hippies also took the music man to new heights despite Korean law forbidding such rebellion. Drug use was illegal and punishable as a serious offence. Park Chung-hee, then President of South Korea began to closely monitor Shin’s “subversive” activities. After refusing to write a song in praise of the political leader, the musician was labeled unpatriotic and his career was instantly snuffed-out through a series of surveillance, torture, and institutional confinement.) 30.00

SLEEP - vol. 1 LP (tupalo - restock - Volume One is the debut album. It was the only album recorded with second guitarist Justin Marler, before he became an Orthodox monk. Volume One showcases a darker sound and stronger doom metal influence than Sleep's later work. ) 18.00

SUBHUMANS - 29:29 Split Vision LP (blurrg - 29:29 is the 6th full length release by Subhumans, following on from 1986's EP LP, this was originally released in 1987 on Bluurg.) 21.00

SUBHUMANS - From Cradle To Grave LP (REMASTERED AND REISSUED!!! From The Cradle To The Grave is the second full length album by the SUBHUMANS. It was originally released in 1983 on Bluurg records. CD packaged in a deluxe digipak, LP pressed on 180-gram vinyl. Both formats include a booklet and poster.) 21.00

SUBHUMANS - EP LP (REISSUED!!! EP LP is a collection of EPs THE SUBHUMANS put out before their first LP. The Day The Country Died, was released. This complete collection was originally released in 1986 on the band's own label, Bluurg Records.) 25.00

SUBHUMANS - Time Flies + Rats LP (Bluurg records are proud to announce the reissues of the SUBHUMANS back catalog. Remastered and presented in a deluxe digipacks (CDs) and gatefold sleeves (LPs) with all original artwork, these re-releases give you another chance to hear one of the original UK punk bands at their very best. Time Flies/Rats is the third release by the Subhumans. It was originally two 7-inch EPs which were later combined to make this album, released in 1983 on Bluurg records.) 21.00

THE TERMINALS - Antiseptic LP (ba da bing - The Terminals are the best rock band New Zealand has ever produced. Period. There’s heavy competition, but believe it. No group has lasted over three decades and maintained such intensity, structure and mood better than the core team of Steven Cogle and Peter Stapleton. Cogle’s voice is a quavering incantation of deep spell-casting, throwing more dirt onto already gritty guitar squalls. Stapleton’s rhythm section propels songs through lightning charges of tempo and energy. Age has only embedded the band’s mastery of deep sonic realms. The ten years between their last album, Last Days of the Sun, and the release of Antiseptic whip by in a flash when these records are played next to each other—they never disappoint, they never relent. This latest album does mark some changes, however. Longtime guitarist Brian Crook now lives in the California desert, so Nicole Moffat has replaced him, providing violin and vocals. Mick El Borado thickens the atmosphere with his improvisational keyboard playing. A group that has stayed together so long knows instinctively where a song can go, although it is often the maverick pieces—ones that at first don’t seem to belong—that end up on the records. Their work together has become only more sagacious, and The Terminals don’t waste an intended or improvised note. This is a peerless rock album—think of another group who’ve stayed as heavy, as broke, and consistent for this long.) 18.00

THOMAS LEER - 1979 DLP (dark entries - Thomas Leer is an innovative electronic musician from Port Glasgow, Scotland. He began singing for a local band at age 13, and was writing his own music by 18. By 1977, he had moved to London, where he fronted Pressure, a Clash-esque punk group with fellow experimental Scottish musician Robert Rental. After hearing Kraftwerk, Leer became interested in synthesizers – not long after, he was exploring the experimental techniques of Eno, Zappa, Beefheart, Faust, and Can. In 1978, Thomas released his first single, “Private Plane”/“International”, on his own Oblique Records that we reissued in 2015.) 25.00

TONY CONRAD - Ten Years Alive On The Infinite Plain DLP (superior - Ten Years Alive On The Infinite Plain is the quintessential work of artist/filmmaker/composer Tony Conrad. Comprised of both film installation and minimalist score for amplified strings, Ten Years leaps across genre and medium to connect his revolutionary structural filmmaking with the experiments in long-duration sound that Conrad had begun in the 1960s as part of the Theatre of Eternal Music.  "Ten Years began with image before sound," writes Andrew Lampert, "a row of quadruple projections arranged side-by-side, all the shuffling stripes cascading into each other. Over the next two hours the music throbbed and the projectors incrementally shifted inwards, their beams gradually uniting to form one pulsating, overlapping picture."  For its 1972 premiere at New York's The Kitchen, Ten Years included Conrad on violin as well as Rhys Chatham and Laurie Spiegel performing on instruments of the composer's own making. Chatham played the Long String Drone – a 6-foot long strip of wood with bass strings, electric pickup, tuning keys, tape, rubber band and metal hardware – while Spiegel carried out an arrhythmic bass pulse throughout.  Superior Viaduct is honored to present this previously unreleased recording of Ten Years Alive On The Infinite Plain's breathtaking premier performance. As Chatham recounts in the liner notes, "When I first listened to this recording after not hearing it for over 40 years, it transported me back to the early Kitchen and the heyday of early minimalism, played outside the Dream Syndicate.”) 32.00

TRAUMA HARNESS - Halloween Songs Vol. 1 LP (A collection of three Halloween-themed tapes released between 2012 and 2015 by this beloved long running St. Louis band. Channeling elements of post-punk, synthpop, and '80s horror movie music, TRAUMA HARNESS provide a delightful and ominous soundtrack for autumn. It’s tin can punk blended with a pop nightmare; if you’re waiting for October this should hold you over. Includes covers of John Carpenter, Alice Cooper, and Seige!) 17.00

TRAUMA HARNESS - Tried My Hardest LP (Smoking debut album from St. Louis finest punk group. They definitely love Wire but also include some nods to power pop and synth music of the late '70s. Memorable radioactive post-punk songs peppered with gloomy dust. A strong release. Art by AMOS of Tenement.) 17.00

ULRIKA SPACEK - Modern English Decoration LP (Ulrika Spacek return with the release of their second album, Modern English Decoration. Much like their debut album released in early 2016, the band chose to record, produce and mix the entirety of the record in their shared house – a former art gallery called ‘KEN’, so named because of a cryptic inscription found above the front door. Not just a studio and home, KEN is essentially the band’s hub, a space in which the surrounding ephemera of videos, artwork and even band photos are all created. And focus is the abiding term: this is an album designed to be just so - a 45 minute commitment, a surrender.) 22.00

VATICAN SHADOW - Rubbish Of The Floodwaters LP (ost gut - Some resurrect themselves after near-death experiences in politics, while others continue to appear politically alive even when they have actually died.” In time for the 20th anniversary of his label Hospital Productions, Dominick Fernow offers the first release of his Techno-focused moniker Vatican Shadow on Ostgut Ton, following up on his Berghain residency and joining Ostgut Booking in 2016 with his Vatican and Prurient projects. ) 12.00

THE WEST COAST POP ART EXPERIMENTAL BAND - Vol. 3 LP (Released in July 1968 on Reprise Records, Vol.3: A Child’s Guide To Good & Evil is considered to be the band’s most accomplished work and a masterpiece of the psychedelic genre. Released just nine months after Vol. 2, the band explores their incredibly creative psychedelic pop song writing with an accomplished mastery of studio techniques . Featuring iconic original artwork by JOHN VAN HAMERSVELD (Beatles, Rolling Stones) A long awaited reissue from the master tapes. “One of the 40 greatest Psychedelic Records of all time.”—Mojo Magazine. Limited edition MONO pressing. Packaged with printed inner sleeve with master reel photos.) 25.00

V/A - Saigon Supersound Vol. 1 DLP (What started as an idea in 2012 now becomes reality with the release of Saigon Supersound Vol. 1, compiled by Jan Hagenkötter. A compilation about the story of a musical era in Vietnam that was almost lost, made of tracks from 1965 to 1975, the so-called "Golden Music" period in the south of Vietnam, where—under difficult circumstances—a lively pop culture had developed. This period is characterized by the fusion of Vietnamese music with western pop music. The compilation includes some tunes reissued for the very first time since their original release. Compiled by JAN HAGENKOTTER, a music-lover and DJ who is also the mind behind the renowned music publishing company and record label INFRACom! after relocating to Saigon in 2012. Features: Carol Kim, Hùng Cường & Mai Lệ Huyền, Duy Quang & Thái Hiền, Thanh Vũ, Connie Kim, Hòa Tấu, Phượng Mai, Khánh Ly, Kim Loan,Thanh Thuý & Văn Thanh & Hoàng Liêm & Thanh Mai, Kiều Oanh, Thanh Lan, Châu Hà & Thanh Mai, Mai Lệ Huyền, Vân Sơn & Thùy Dung, Hoàng Oanh,Phương Dung, and Ngọc Giàu.) 31.00


CULT OF OCCULT / GRIM VAN DOOM - split TAPE ("The split album by the sludge bands Cult Of Occult and Grim Van Doom starkly contrast the two very different approaches that the two bands bring to the same genre. But, if anything, that contrast grabs the listener. Cult Of Occult’s half of the album is one, twenty-two minute long track titled “Black Sea”. It rumbles like a distant demon patiently clawing its way out from hell, one massive handful of earth at a time. Plump, earthy bass tones, ominous, cymbal-heavy drumming, hellishly guttural vocals and filthy guitar distortion are set to a tempo that makes Sleep look like a grindcore band. All of these elements remain constant throughout the twenty-two minutes of “Black Sea”, giving the song an endless, trance-inducing feel.) 6.00

OBED MARSH - Innsmouth TAPE ("Obed Marsh's debut album 'Innsmouth' is a raw and unadulterated foray into the nightmare realm of early-twentieth-century horror, and the the blackest sludge-drowned depths of funerary doom metal. Crossing the threshold between the horrors of the sea and the corruption of man, 'Innsmouth' paints a dark picture of mental illness, conspiracy, murder, civil unrest, and the morbid progeny of Lovecraft's infamous "Deep Ones" to the tune of dissonant, harrowing chords, slithering guitar leads, and an unforgiving, organic percussive force below.“) 6.00

RAKTA - Rakta At KEXP TAPE  (During the epic U.S. leg of the tour they did in 2016 promoting the 'III' album they stopped in at Seattle's KEXP to record a live radio set. It came out phenomenally so, with the cooperation with the station executives, we put it on a cassette for you to enjoy. Pro printed and masterized to perfection. Limited to 200 copies) 8.00

VERWOED - Bodemloos TAPE (Formally known as Woudloper, VERWOED emerged in 2014, with a mammoth self-titled demo tape released through Breathe Plastic Records the following year. While sharing similarities in sound and dynamics, VERWOED greatly surpasses Woudloper with this latest release by delving deeper into paranoid, almost hallucinogenic textures, entwined with dense, melodic ambiance that will leave you with one huge mind-fuck of a listening experience that is as terrifying as it is satisfying.) 6.00

WILDERNESSKING - Levitate TAPE (breath plastic  - This 2 track tape record sees Wildernessking expanding on their sound. Never afraid of exploring new territory, the band gives listeners a 5-minute-a-side look into their varied palette.( 6.00


MAXIMUM ROCK N ROLL - #409 | June 2017 MAG (As extreme as your coming summer weather, MRR starts the blistering with features on BAND OF ACCUSE, NACHTEXEN, KALEIDOSCOPE, FUCK YOU PAY ME, GAZM, and PROTEX, plus Thrillhouse Records' 10th Anniversary and the Break Free, Damaged City and Everything Is Not OK III Fests. All that sizzling action along with the usual collection of columns, news items, action-packed photos and reviews.) 5.00

hi, one day later then usual - but I guess you all spent time at the park anyway. Here is a bunch of new records we got this week. Besides that we started taking pre orders for the upcoming CITY OF  CATERPILLAR - Driving Spain Up A Wall LP (US version on Repeater) on ADAGIO830 that will be out for their short european tour this summer.

and then we got this for your

04.06. LAS ROBERTAS (Burger, Costa Rica) & PIGEONS (BLN)


Thank you
Robert & Klose & Norman


BOY ON A GUITAR - we wait 7“ (rubiyat - Boy On Guitar are a really, really great indie pop/acoustic band from California, and I'm really glad to have helped put it out! It's not usually the sort of thing I release, but it's absolutely fantastic!! ) 5.00

PAPER WOUNDS - always hurt 7“ (Saint Petersburg, Russia based emotive dreamy indie pop rock act PAPER WOUNDS comes around with their new EP. ) 5.00

YURI - demo I 7“ (rubiyat - Absolutely batshit powerviolence/emoviolence demo with 5 songs in 2 1/2 minutes, featuring Shaun from TIMNTOY! ) 5.00


BURIAL - subtemple / beachfires 10“ (hyperdub - Two new tracks by Burial, rendered in his singular ambient style. Total running time of seventeen minutes and thirteen seconds.) 13.00


ALLOCHIRIA - throes LP (Allochiria's highly anticipated 2nd album, Throes. Allochiria is a post-sludge band from Athens, Greece. Having shared the stage with Deafheaven, Year of No Light, Altar of Plagues, and many more, as well as undertaking their first European tour in March 2015, Allochiria's live experience becomes readily apparent across the vast expanses of Throes. Although their music has often been likened to Neurosis, ISIS, Amenra, and Cult of Luna, Allochiria assert their own identity in the post-sludge realm with their deep exploration of very human themes. With Throes, its theme explores man as a social being, the corruption that defines him in modern societies, his vain struggles, painful routine, and the effect this has in the world around him. In that regard, Throes retains the same concept as Omonoia, which has man in its main area of interest. But this time, Allochiria's pursuit of that concept is angrier and more direct, making for an even more intense listen. Speaking directly to mankind, Throes expresses anger, pain, and agony in a higher degree; living beings are being killed, drowned, destroyed, and left helpless, and the rest either cause this or witness it. We mourn a little bit, and then go on with our lives - we are hopeless and weak. This is Throes, and Allochiria are guiding its maelstrom.) 15.00

BILL MACKAY - esker LP (drag city - Spirit-guitar played in a polyglut of styles that melt together liquidly, like the glass slide figurations throughout the album. A landscape in song, and modern guitar on a personal high.) 23.00

BIRGE GORGE - avant toute LP (soufflecontinu - Have you ever imagined what a meeting between the Silver Apples and Sonny Sharrock would sound like? In 1974, Jean-Jacques Birgé, one of the first French synthesizer players (ARP 2600) along with Francis Gorgé, virtuoso guitarist, created some unique improvised pop music. These unreleased and flamboyant recordings would be the source for the cult 1975 « Défense de » album by Birgé, Gorgé, Shiroc before founding 'Un Drame Musical Instantané' with Bernard Vitet. ) 18.00

[ B O L T ] / biblo - collaboration LP ([ B O L T ] 2 bass drone ensemble from the german Ruhr area which is completed by the former Kodiak/WALL drummer in the meantime unites with the abstract electronica project biblo from Instanbul.  While [ B O L T ] emerges out of oppressive silence and ends up in ecstatic noise and drone, creating waving sounds and crushing riffs.  Biblo redefines ambient sound by bringing it closer to noise with her collages made by blustering various sounds and haunting vocals. This is far more than a split record by two different entities that are musically located somewhere in the ambient area - it's a collaborative work. Each of them is represented with one song and another where they are featuring the other part - despite being divided by 2500 kilometers. The sounds of [ B O L T ] and biblo flow into another - resulting in a climax adding drums in the final collaboration song. The [ B O L T ] songs are based on an idea they played live once. They tried to build layers that would leave spaces for biblos sounds. The part [ B O L T ] wrote for the biblo + [ B O L T ] track should bring some (black) metal harmonies and atmosphere to biblos songs. The artwork consists of pictures shot and arranged by Ole-Kristian Heyer:  FFO: Massive Attack, SUNNO))), Portishead, Ben Frost, Ulver Limited to 100 copies  180g black vinyl including engraving by hand. Laser Cut out cover 30x30cm picture booklet (8 pages) 250g/m² paper) ) 13.00

BYMYSIDE - Affogare, Risalire, Rigadere LP (rubiyat - Affogare, Risalire, Rigadere is the debut full length by Italian screamo band Bymyside. This is 8 tracks of melodic screamo/hardcore, in the vein of Raein, La Quiete and Healing Powers! Limited to 250 copies on black vinyl, with artwork by Valik (of Yotsuya Kaidan and Samegrey Records fame).) 12.00

CECIL LLOYED GROUP - i cover the water front LP (dynamite -  180 gram Vinyl Featuring soon-to-be Skatalites Don Drummond, and Roland Alphonso, I Cover The Water Front shows the world that Jamaican musicians could swing with the best of them, with just the slightest taste of island flavor to top it off. A stellar early 60s jazz title that was nearly impossible to find until now, back in print on 180 gram vinyl.) 18.00

CLEARER THE SKY - Held In Merciful Light LP (rubiyat - The debut album by Clearer The Sky (Aberdeen, Scotland), Held In Merciful Light, is 9 tracks of melodic hardcore/metalcore FFO 7A7P, Renounced, Hopesfall!!) 12.00

COHELMEC ENSEMBLE - next LP (The COHELMEC ENSEMBLE celebrate above all the pleasure of collective music-making. A group without a designated leader, they base their approach on reciprocal listening and equal responsibilities. This is reflected in their name, created from the first syllables of the founding member’s names, which would remain unchanged in spite of the subsequent personnel changes: COH as in Jean Cohen (saxophones), EL as in Dominique Elbaz (piano) and MEC as in the brothers François and Jean-Louis Méchali (respectively, amongst others, bass and drums), Evan Chandlee joined them after they had already been playing together for a while, at the time they recorded their first album. The follow-up (appropriately named Next) saw the original pianist leave, to be replaced by guitarist Joseph Dejean, who had already played with the Full Moon Ensemble, known for having accompanied Archie Shepp at the Antibes Jazz Festival in 1970. In spite of the personnel changes the understanding and cohesion remain total within Cohelmec. They also maintain their trademark ambitious mix of written and improvised material. From this point of view, Next is even more audacious than its predecessor Hippotigris Zebrazebra. Relatively brief tracks follow hot on the heels of one another bolstered by a poly-instrumentality which stands out even more than in the past, giving the album the feel of a contrasting suite. There is a lot going on, leading to evocative atmospheres in which rigour and fantasy go happily hand in hand.) 20.00

Dæphne - full circle LP (rubiyat - Debut LP from Boston's own "bummer-rock" trio Dæphne! Punktastic says - "The sound self-proclaimed bummer-rock band Dæphne have found follows on from stalwarts in their scene opting for a more lo-fi sound. Far from emulating their peers though, Dæphne’s ‘Tiny Flame’ is truly exceptional. Their sound, lead by vocalist Alexa Johnson, has seen them draw comparisons to the likes of Hop Along, sitting somewhere between the beautiful emo of The Hotelier and the ominous shoegaze of Cloakroom.") 12.00

EMMANUELLE PARRENIN - Pérélandra LP (It was some line up, even for the most open-minded: Emmanuelle Parrenin and her musicians, in 1981, opening for the Clash in Paris, at the Zénith! Unsurprisingly, the crowd roared the name of the English band as soon as the French musicians appeared on stage. Didier Malherbe responded with a saxophone improvisation with all the others joining in behind. If we believe the musician improvising, rather than following the cult playlist of Maison Rose, was what saved them.  Created from previously unpublished recordings from 1978, 1981 and 1982, Pérélandra is a wonderful array of the experiments so unique to Emmanuelle Parrenin. Rather than being improvised, like the legendary show at the Zénith, these experimental tracks have a more composed instrumental form and were conceived for choreographers: mainly Pérélandra, staged with dancers from Carolyn Carlson's troupe, but also Nomade, some of the sonic environment of which can be discovered here in (superb) bits and pieces found on cassettes. In total, just under a dozen tracks are presented, including contributions on bandoneon from the Argentinian Juan José Mosalini, electric piano from the ex-Double Six Jacques Denjean, or elsewhere great electroacoustic work from the wonderful and ever-faithful Bruno Menny. All of this steeped in a sonic mix typical of the most way-out acid-folk freak-outs of the 1970s. Didier Malherbe (who just before was still playing in Gong with Daevid Allen) is on three tracks, his heady graceful agility instantly identifiable, adding to a magical and spiritual universe created with spinet dulcimer, flute, hurdy-gurdy and other-worldly vocals (amongst other ingredients). Though very difficult to label, Pérélandra could evoke a meeting between Trees Community, Heron and Robin Williamson with Ellen Fullman, Meredith Monk and Ligeti. The whole thing is steeped in an atmosphere as intense as the ecstatic hymns of Hildegard von Bingen. Emmanuelle Parrenin continues to explore similar territory in her concerts, always surprising us with, Etienne Jaumet, Pierre Bastien (in what is a most promising collaboration) or (occasionally) Jandek. Unreleased recordings from the “Maison Rose” era. ) 20.00

ESG - Step Off LP (Fire - “ESG's fusion of sweet soul and punk attitude with an intuitive understanding of dance music remains.” The Guardian “This is still funk with an alien otherworldliness the likes of which George Clinton never envisioned, stripped to its barest essentials for maximum impact.” All Music “ESG are as cool as ever.” The Guardian Pumping their way out of the South Bronx of New York in the early 80s, this rhythm and dance-punk outfit made unforgettable funk that was also unusually rooted in post-punk. This powerhouse of raw and cutting edge music ultimately made them ahead of their time. ESG enjoyed success sharing stages with PiL and Gang Of Four and have been heavily sampled as many musicians including TLC, Wu-Tang Clan, Beastie Boys and Liars. A band-approved reissue of 'Step Off' will be released the same day with artwork from award nominated illustrator Hannah Alice, who recently gained critical praise for her work on the Bert Jansch reissue of “Avocet”.) 21.00

FOREST SWORDS - Compassion LP DELUXE EDITION (ninja tune - LTD Deluxe LP+MP3 Incl. Art Booklet on CLEAR VINYL - Forest Swords, aka acclaimed Merseyside-based producer Matthew Barnes, returns with his eagerly anticipated new full-length record.  “Compassion" is the follow-up to 2013's critically lauded debut “Engravings” and released via Ninja Tune. The album will be followed by a set of projects across multiple mediums by Forest Swords’ own Dense Truth, a new experimental studio and record label, including a series of music videos.  “Compassion" engages with an uncertain world we’re experiencing, distilling it into a unique sound territory: Barnes' exploration of the mid-point between ecstasy and frustration, artificial and human feels timely and affecting. The result is an assured, compelling body of work, tying together the ancient and future: weaving swathes of buzzing digital textures, field recordings, clattering beats and distorted jazz sax with fizzing orchestral arrangements. ) 25.00

GLI ALTRI - Prati, Ombre, Monoliti LP (The second album by Italian screamo band Gli Altri.) 12.00

HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY - Aokigahara  2xLP (HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY is a young black metal/post-rock band from Vienna, Austria. The band was formed by M.S. in December 2011 with the idea to perform black metal that’s rough and melodic at the same time. M.S. wrote and recorded a couple of songs and asked his friend J.J. for lyrical input. That’s when J.J. joined the project as vocalist and HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY was born. During the spring of 2012, the band recorded their self-titled debut album, which was released via Art of Propaganda in October 2012. At the end of 2012 and into the following year, the band already played a handful of shows with bands like Fäulnis, Heretoir, and Whiskey Ritual which led them to Austria, Germany, and Italy. During the autumn and winter of 2013, HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY recorded their second album, Aokigahara. As a tasty tidbit, Aokigahara contains guest vocals from other noteworthy black metal musicians, such Torsten (Agrypnie), Eklatanz (Heretoir), Seuche (Fäulnis), and Cristiano (Whiskey Ritual). An album release tour will take place from April 21-24 with the bands Eis & Fäulnis. In October 2014, HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY will embark upon a 10-day European tour with Agrypnie, with other shows to come throughout the year. ) 20.00

HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY - s/t LP (This young band from Austria was formed by members of Karg and Bifröst. Melodic Black Metal with Postrock parts. You can take bands like Amesoeurs, Grey Waters or Austere to describe the music of Harakiri For The Sky.) 15.00
HORDE CATALYTIQUE POUR LA FIN - Gestation Sonore LP (Eighth in a reissue series of the cult French underground Futura label. "We just wanted the sound, the raw sound-texture, before being treated and shaped by any cultural code…” remembers Georges Alloro member of Horde Catalytique Pour La Fin. Formed in 1967, the French avant garde quartet played instruments coming from western, african, middle-easten & far-eastern cultures. Gestation Sonore, their 1971 unique album, is the intriguing result of an improvisational session which unsurprisingly later found its way onto the famous Nurse With Wound list of influences. First time vinyl reissue fully licenced by Gérard Terronès.) 18.00

IDRE - unforgiving landscapes LP (There’s an art to writing long songs, particularly in doom metal where slower tempos can very easily lead to monotony. For every band like Samothrace or Yob who can write a 20+ minute song be engaging, there are at least a score of other bands that you end up wishing had better self-editing skills. Oklahoma City’s Idre is one of the good ones, and on their aptly-titled sophomore full-length Unforgiving Landscapes, they take listeners on a two track, 44-minute journey through some very dark territory indeed.) 13.00

I HATE SEX - same LP (rubiyat - The debut I Hate Sex EP 'Circle Thinking' is finally available on vinyl!!! This is seven of the catchiest screamo songs I've ever heard, pressed onto a single-sided record with a screen-printed b-side.) 12.00

ISIS - live VII DLP (ipecac - One of heavy music’s most influential artists of the past 20 years, Isis (the band), are to release the seventh in their ongoing series of live albums with Live VII (Ipecac Recordings, March 31st). The collection will see a limited worldwide release of 3000 CD copies, 2000 vinyl copies. The nine-song set was recorded on Feb. 25, 2010, at The Corner hotel in Melbourne, Australia during the band’s stint on the venerable Soundwave Festival. The band’s own Aaron Harris mixed the album.) 35.00

KARG - Weltenasche 2xLP (Karg was founded as a one-man black metal project in August 2006, which was common at that time. During the autumn of the same year, sole member J.J. (in the beginning, still named V.Wahntraum) started to record his first tracks and created the demo Zeitenwende – Martyrium eines sterbenden Traums, which was never released. Two years later, during the summer of 2008, he finished work on Karg's first real output, Von den Winden der Sehnsucht #1 - ...und leiser wehen die Lieder. This first full-lengh album had an epic playing time of 78 minutes across seven songs. Those songs were musically located somewhere between dark neofolk ala Of The Wand And The Moon and haunting, depressive black metal not unlike Nyktalgia and Austere. Since the beginning, Karg has always worked with clean-delay guitars like early shoegaze and post-rock bands do. Later in 2008, J.J. left his hometown in the Tennen mountains and settled in Vienna. He then began to write and record the second Karg album, Von den Winden der Sehnsucht #2 - ...und doch hab ich deinen Herzschlag noch in Ohren, which was musically and mood-wise similar to its predecessor. Shortly before finishing the recording and mixing process, J.J. fell into a life crisis, which left him unable to accomplish the second album satisfyingly.  At long last, we have Karg's fifth album, Weltenasche: the conclusion of all the albums and songs recorded until now. Weltenasche is the first Karg opus which is lyrically completely performed in the dialect J.J. grew up with and which is spoken around the mountains of his hometown. Although highly influenced by post-rock and hardcore, Weltenasche is still a black metal record at heart – even though it’s far from what purists would call "black metal." But Karg has always been a band of individualists, for individualists, and always will be; not for nothing is J.J. also a member of iconoclastic critically acclaimed labelmates Harakiri For the Sky. Take flight and descend with Karg's Weltenasche, across infinity and beyond, where rules are discarded and only the strength of the spirit rules supreme…) 20.00

MUMRUNNER - gentle slopes LP (wolves and - A year ago Mumrunner were all aglow at the release of their debut EP, Full Blossom. The singles Bond and End, along with the EP itself quickly established Mumrunner as an exciting prospect to watch, especially within shoegaze/alternative circles. With much blog presence aligned with releases in Germany and Japan and their own European tour last fall, the stage has been set for some new material from the band. This Spring saw some new music with the well recieved single Shawshank and now comes the news of another new song and an EP announcement. Mumrunner deal with aesthetics from contrasting aspects of sound: sometimes abrasive alternative rock melds with dream pop soundscapes that gives the impression of being otherworldly.   The Tampere, Finland based band love to play loud but never forsake an interest in subtler dynamics which makes Mumrunner’s ambitions unique and special.) 13.00

NEBRASKA / DIPLOMAT - split LP (This is a split between Nebraska and Diplomat - both from Adelaide, Australia. Besides their appearances on various compilations, this is the first new batch of songs from Nebraska since their S/T 7" was released in 2012. This release also marks the first new songs from Adelaide's indie/noise rock stalwarts Diplomat since their 2003 EP 'The Divine and the Impure’.) 12.00

REBECCA DRY & RADEK AZUL BAND - Bring Back Soul LP (specific - Teaming up with the Radek Azul Band, on her second album Rebecca Dry offers 12 northern soul tracks. Mixing fresh nods to the popcorn community with a thougtful sense of deep soul grooves, not to mention the amazing 'Tainted Love' cover, this second album is sure to please every true soul music fan around.) 15.00

SICK HORSE - Good Body Feeling LP (statc age - Finally, the first album by Berlin gang Sick Horse! "Big, groovy, polytoxikoman, psychedelic, punk rock nightmare debut long player by Berlins' unpredictable, multi-dysfunctional, multinational boy group. As majestic, tragic, delirious and powerful as...well, a sick horse. Buy it." Sig Vishnu (Heavy Metal) "Sick horse play loud. Sick horse play hard. Sick horse play tight. And if you don't like the songs it doesn't fuckin matter cos they've been up for two days and they didn't miss a beat." Daryl Sulfate (Diät)) 13.00

VILLAGES - Ill Ages LP (pike - Post-Punk / Synth from Dresden, Germany „VILLAGES. Rauschen, Zerren und Hallen. Vergilbte Lautsprechermembranen, rostige 80er Synthesizer und undefinierbares Kabelgewirr. Mit Hingabe zu Tasten, Saiten und Fellen, mit Verstand fernab gewohnter Songstrukturen und einem Mindestmaß an notwendiger Enttäuschung von der Realität. Die Verwobenheit im DIY-Punk und Postrock ist sowohl in dynamischen als auch soundwandgewaltigen Stücken durch die Vorgängerband Lara Korona unverkennbar. Der Hang zu neuen elektronischen Wegen und Orgel-Experimenten fließt manchmal sanft, manchmal vehementer in die Songs ein. Mit Akribie arrangierte Riffs, mit Taktwechseln, Kopfstimmen und Glockenspiel-Elementen versehen, sind diese durch einprägsame Melodien gleichermaßen anspruchsvoll und zugänglich. Zwischen gestern und morgen verschmilzt jedes Live-Set des Trios zu einer Unteilbarkeit von noisigem Post-Punk und eingängigem Synth-Pop.“ (Anika / 12.00


ILGEN NUR -  No Emotions TAPE (sunny tapes - debut record by this lady from Hamburg. Indie bedroom slacker pop) 7.00

NO OMEGA - Culture TAPE (No Omega's third full-length album. Follow up from EP 'Occupants' (2015). Recorded in Söderhamn with Dennis Bertilsson, in November and December, 2016. All vocals (except guest vocals and main vocals on 'Culture', 'Unsociable' and 'Safe', as well as guest vocals on 'Contortion') recorded in Stockholm with Ted Lundwall, in January 2017. Mixed and mastered by Jack Shirley at Atomic Garden Studio in San Fransisco. ) 6.00

S.H.I.T. - FEEDING TIME TAPE (voice form the - Toronto legendary hardcore punk powerhouse, one of the best and distinct canadian bands from last few years. 2 track ep recorded in 2013 was originally out right away on Static Shock in UK) 6.00

We are excited to start pre orders today for the upcoming CITY OF CATERPILLAR - Driving Spain Up A Wall LP

This is a joint effort between Adagio830 (EU) and Repeater Records (USA)

For the european version:

All records heavy TIP ON sleeves

Pressing info:

850 copies on black & 150 copies on Swamp Green

Repeater Records and Adagio830 Records are proud to announce that they are jointly releasing City Of Caterpillar’s highly sought after song “Driving Spain Up A Wall” as a 12” EP. This 11 minute epic was never properly recorded during the band’s initial existence and only a few live recordings of the song from 2002 – 2003 have existed up until now. “Driving Spain Up A Wall” has been a long awaited missing piece of the band’s discography, but was recently recorded in their hometown of Richmond, VA and was mixed and mastered by Jack Shirley at The Atomic Garden Studio. The B-Side of the 12” also includes the track “As The Curtains Dim (little white lie)”, which was originally recorded during the same sessions as City Of Caterpillar’s self titled LP in 2002, but has never been released on vinyl. Both songs on this 12” brilliantly capture the restrained and explosive intensity that City Of Caterpillar helped to define as a sound in the early 00’s, merging the styles of post-rock and shoegaze with punk and hardcore. This 12” will be out this summer to coincide with City Of Caterpillar’s first European tour and more U.S. shows in the Fall of 2017. The 12” will be released in the U.S. by Repeater Records and in Europe via Adagio830 Records.

All pre orders should ship around July 10th

you can order either via … -a-wall-lp

or … 721_3.html

euro tour

12.07. Leipzig / Plague
13.07. Berlin / Tiefgrund
14.07. Kopenhagen / kraftværket
15.07. Hamburg / Goldener Salon
16.07. Antwerp / Kavka   
17.07. NL - Amsterdam / Occii
18.07. Paris / Point Éphémère
19.07. Darmstadt / Oettinger Villa
20.07. A - Vienna / Bach
21.07. Fluff


hi. welcome to another newsletter on this finally hot summer day! A bunch of great new records arrived like the new AARON DILLOWAY, the fantastic ROBBIE BASHO re issues on Takoma, new Mississippi titles, Elliott Smith re issues, FALLS OF RAUROS - Vigilance Perennial LP, KRALLICE - prelapsariam LP and Gilead Restock (Mizmor etc), MULATU ASTATKE - umlaut of ethiopia re issue, the new WIRE, new TRANS AM - California Hotel LP, THE BODY / VAMPILLA LP, the long awaited VAN PELT re issues and other goodies!

Also the PUFF PIECES euro tour started last night in Berlin and they played a fantastic show. Up next is a show with LAS ROBERTS from Costa Rica. They just released their new album via Burger Records.

04.06. LAS ROBERTAS (Burger, Costa Rica) & PIGEONS (BLN)


Thank you
Robert & Klose & Norman


ALLVARET - skam och skuld LP It’s always a good sign when you cannot explain why a band is so awesome. It means something new and inexplicable is at work in their music. Småland, Sweden’s ALLVARET is that awesome. The elements are easy enough to define: there are the surf-drenched guitars, the outstanding female vocals and the rock ‘n’ roll frenzy of X – a sound which has been brewing in Denmark and Sweden over the last decade with bands like MASSHYSTERI, THE VICIOUS, TERRIBLE FEELINGS, VANA INGET, and NO HOPE FOR THE KIDS. The ten short and catchy songs that make up this album are simple yet powerful, and the beginning of each new track jolts the listener back into their music.) 12.00

AARON DILLOWAY - the gag file LP (dais - Hundreds of releases and countless live performances littered the path that lead to 2012’s Modern Jester, artist AARON DILLOWAY's last major artistic statement as a solo artist and one his most well received documents since leaving WOLF EYES, the prolific noise troupe that Dilloway co-founded in the late '90s with musician Nate Young. Within these pieces, we find a surreal treasure hunt that helps guide us through Dilloway’s obsessions, neurosis and influences while also developing a splintered maturity of someone with great complexity stumbling through a well thought out, yet totally unplanned “long game” of an artistic career. Since then, Dilloway has been busy collaborating with the likes of Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and Jason Lescalleet, releasing various short form sketches and running his retail outpost, Hanson Records, while slowly working on his next major album, The Gag File. Introducing itself with the cover image of a posed dummy ready for his yearbook portraiture, The Gag File pick up right where Modern Jester left off; its identity is directly tied to an absurdly uncomfortable head shot that stays permanently fixed in the listener’s mind whenever the album is summoned. The opening track, “Ghost”, sets the heartbeat for the record. A rogue pulse that becomes lost in a disjointed, trapdoor loop but becomes even more unorthodox as Dilloway introduces himself through parable of jumbled, confused vocals and phrasing. Past this point, nothing in this record is typical or expected.) 23.00

BILL EVANS / SHELLY MANNE / MONTY BUDWIG - Empathy LP (A major Jazz meeting! Outstanding drummer Shelly Mann and brilliant jazz pianist Bill Evans combine with the sensitive bass playing of Monty Budwig in a program of superb improvisation. This album came about through a fortuitous convergence of circumstances. Shelly Manne & His Men were appearing at New York's Village Vanguard, sharing the bill with the Bill Evans Trio. Getting Riverside's permission to let the pianist participate, Creed Taylor set up a session at Rudy Van Gelder's studio with Evans and Manne sharing top billing. Manne's bass player, Monty Budwig, made up the trio. This was a busman's holiday for Evans, who was freed from the musical parameters he had set for his then-current trio. The result is that his playing seemed lighter, freer, and more relaxed than it had for a while. The album kicks off with a jaunty version of Irving Berlin's "The Washington Twist" from the unsuccessful Mr. President with Budwig sharing the honors with Evans as much as Manne. Manne spends most of his time driving Evans into more diminished and sharper playing than was usually Evans' wont. Another relatively unfamiliar Berlin work, "Let's Go Back to the Waltz," gives full reign to Evans' lyricism. The longest tune on the set is an audacious, almost lampooned version of "With a Song in My Heart" with light chordal phrasing that pretty much characterized much of the tone coming from this session. Listening to these three, it's clear that everyone was having a good time and simply enjoying being relieved of their duties with their regular combos, even if for just one day. Empathy - Dave Nathan) 19.00

BOY WONDERS - luv LP (The Boy Wonders formed in 1983 in Portland, Oregon. This album is comprised of two live shows from 1984 & 1988, at Satyricon in Portland Oregon. They were the first band to ever play on the Satyricon stage. It was recorded by Greg Sage of the Wipers. They shared the stage with Mudhoney, Western Front, Napalm Beach, and many others. The band members bought all of their gear from Fred & Toodys'  music store. Super catchy, high energy garage rock / pop punk.  FEATURES NONE OTHER THAN THE LATE GREAT ANDREW LOOMIS (PRE - DEAD MOON) ON DRUMS!!!!!!!!!!!) 21.00

CLARENCE ASHLEY - Live and in Person LP (Clarence Ashley: Live and In Person is the first all-new album in over 50 years by the legendary singer and banjo player who helped introduce old time country music to audiences throughout the nation.  Clarence Ashley (1895-1967) recorded for Columbia Records in 1929, was featured on Harry Smith's “Anthology of American Folk Music” in 1952, and toured the US in the 1960s. 
    Jalopy's vinyl-only release was produced in 2016 by Peter K. Siegel, from tapes he personally recorded in 1963 at the Greenwich Village folk club Gerdes Folk City. All 14 tracks are being released for the first time on March 1, 2017.  John Cohen, founding member of The New Lost City Ramblers, wrote the liner notes and provided never-before-seen photographs of Ashley in Greenwich Village. A 16-page illustrated booklet includes additional notes by Peter K. Siegel and Eli Smith.  Live and In Person is Clarence Ashley's first and only live album. He is accompanied on the album by guitarist Tex Isley, a member of Charlie Monroe's Kentucky Partners.) 20.00

ELLIOTT SMITH - Either/Or: Expanded Edition DLP (Hailed as a "future folk hero" by Alternative Press, ELLIOTT SMITH's "Either/Or" represents a stylistic and songwriting breakthrough, taking it to the "next level," creatively speaking. This singer/songwriter can say more with a whisper than most folks can with a scream. The gently insinuating despair of Smith's work communicates volumes about the heartbreak and alienation that is the bane of 20th century boys with too much time on their hands. On "Either/Or," Smith observes a production ethic that retains a lo-fi looseness without sacrificing any sonic clarity. His songs of loss and loneliness have the broken-poet aura of Smog or Mark Eitzel, but he offsets the gloom with a hatful of damnably catchy melodies and progressions, turning suffering into pop and making it signify. This album features the original tracks carefully remastered from original tapes under the supervision of Larry Crane, owner of Jackpot! Studios and archivist of the Estate of Elliott Smith. The additional content features five live multi-track recordings from the Yo Yo A Go Go Festival in Olympia WA in 1997, as well as three previously unreleased studio recordings and one b-side gem. The double LP is packaged in a gatefold jacket that includes an insert of the original liner notes, a postcard of the original master tapes, and several never-before seen photos. This gorgeous collection is an essential listen for longtime fans and newcomers alike.) 29.00

ELLIOTT SMITH - XO LP (XO is the fourth studio album by singer-songwriter Elliott Smith.Co-produced by Bong Load Records owner Tom Rothrock, XO was recorded in 1997-1998 and released on August 25, 1998 and Bong Load Records pressed the vinyl. XO was well received by critics upon it’s release. Mark Richardson of Pitchfork Media wrote, “Smith’s songwriting continues to improve, as each of the fourteen tracks display his inarguable mastery of the pop song structure more clearly than ever.” XO placed number five on The Village Voice’s 1998 end-of-year Pazz & Jop poll.) 20.00

ELLIOTT SMITH - Roman Candle LP (Re-issue of Roman Candle, Elliott Smith's first solo album, originally released on Portland's Cavity Search Records in 1994. Roman Candle is now re-mastered for the re-release by Roger Seibel (SAE) and Larry Crane, editor of Tape Op Magazine and archivist for Elliott's family. ) 20.00

ELLIOTT SMITH - From A Basement On The Hill DLP (From A Basement On The Hill - Released posthumously in 2004, From A Basement On The Hill was recorded by Smith before his death and became Smith’s highest charting album.) 26.00

ELLIOTT SMITH - figure 8 DLP (The story of Elliott Smith is well known now: Shy and reclusive indie rocker soars to a Hollywood soundstage and major-label contract. His fans gasped in collective horror when he took a bow at the 1998 Oscars, his hand clasped by Celine Dion. He seemed far too fragile to survive among the sharks and vultures on the corner of Hollywood and Vine. But as his subsequent albums XO and now Figure 8 show, Smith has weathered the spotlight successfully and is moving ahead with self-assured grace. The beauty of Figure 8 is that it encompasses Smith's musical virtues, from the stark and wispy tunes of his lo-fi beginnings on Roman Candle to the orchestrated, Beatlesesque pomp and circumstance of later work to the intimate and sometimes painful nature of his live shows. Figure 8's opener, "Son of Sam," is as good as anything Smith has ever crafted, its soaring melody buoyed with lush instrumentation and a tin-pan-alley piano romp. "Happiness" is vintage Smith, its lyrics belying the title. But best of all are "Everything Reminds Me of Her" and "Everything Means Nothing to Me," which capture the dichotomies of Smith's music. The first is a lovely, delicate little tune--just Smith's wavering voice, a plucked guitar, and the plaintive lyrics of unabashed longing. The second is a layered soundscape, heavily produced, with washes of music covering a repeated lyrical line. One is direct, naked, and honest; the other is slippery, distant, and rational. These are the yin and yang of Smith's music, and it's the friction between the two--or, more accurately, the wreckage from one obdurate truth bashing up against the other--that makes Figure 8 resonate with such devastating power. --Tod Nelson) 26.00

EUREKA BRASS BAND - Dirges LP  (Recorded in a New Orleans alley on a Sunday afternoon in 1951. This is a truly unique field recording of a Jazz band playing dirges intended as a soundtrack to the parade to the graveyard during a traditional New Orleans funeral.  It's beautiful mesmerizing music and about as deep as it gets.  The Eureka Brass band played hundreds of funerals  - dirges to the graveyard and raucous joyous sounds on the way out.  Here we have just the dirges. Some of the finest trombone, trumpet, sousaphone, clarinet, sax and drumming you're likely to ever hear.  Songs include Fallen Hero, West Lawn Dirge, Garland of Flowers and Eternity.  A co-release with Singasong Fighter records. ) 17.00

FALLS OF RAUROS - Vigilance Perennial LP (bindrune - With Falls of Rauros' 4th full-length album, Vigilance Perennial, a vital complexity and multifaceted emotion is at the forefront of this stunning quartet's musical creativity, drive and evolution. Ever since the opening notes of the Hail Wind and Hewn Oak debut, Falls of Rauros have never put on a mask to hide behind a false facade. Yes their sound has indeed grown to embrace an otherworldly atmosphere that feels almost spiritual, but their songs possess endlessly layered riffs and thoughts from the heart that feel as real as the earth squishing up between your toes as you stop to appreciate the sound of the wind sailing through the pines. Such an organic flow and endlessly dynamic rise and fall elevates the 5 songs of Vigilance Perennial from a multi-layered bout of aggression to beautiful moments of music that twist with a powerful and honest emotion rarely experienced within a musical mindset that others refer to as “black metal”. Vigilance Perennial finds Falls of Rauros once again challenging the status quo, for the pure honesty and obvious love for truly unique songcrafting has in part distanced this band from any obvious genre defining terms. This music bleeds from the heart in a giving way.) 26.00

HEAVEN IN HER ARMS - Erosion Of The Black Speckle DLP (moment of - Finally, a reissue of HEAVEN IN HER ARMS first album 'Erosion Of The Black Speckle'. This album was originally released by Ape Must Not Kill Ape in 2006. MOC will now re-release a slightly different version of this masterpiece. Heaven In Her Arms is influenced by fellow Japanese bands like Envy, Dip Leg and Nitro Mega Prayer and european screamo bands like Daitro and Raein. Epic instrumental build-ups collide with frenzied screamo parts and the vocals go from whispered to screamed. All in all a terrific, atmospheric album!) 18.00

KARA LIS COVERDALE - Grafts LP (Ltd. one-sided 12" (300 copies) A sublime and quietly hypnotic work belied by steadfast conceptual rigour, Grafts is the most ambitious and involving work yet from Kara-Lis Coverdale, her first since 2015. In three parts of cascading yet plaintive multi-instrumental gestures, Grafts expands on the processing and self-temperement techniques explored on 2014’s A 480 into a more encompassing palette. Uncompromisingly distinct while redolent of modal minimalism, 70s, new age, and folk music, Grafts effectively blurs distinctions between traditional composition and more open, overlapping genres that hover in the half-light between acoustic and electronic refinement.) 20.00

KISHOTE - Kaleidoskop LP (miss the stars - “The offering is equally as bonkers in musicality and graphic form as its title and the labels involved suggest, and despite wearing all kinds of influences on its sleeve, it adds it own feel. The violence floats elusively, adding all the more intrigue to their chaotic, yet pleasingly digestible sound.” – idioteq Issued with a screenprinted and handnumbered cover and a screenprinted b-side. ) 11.00

KRALLICE - prelapsariam LP (gilead - Krallice continue the saga of their artistic growth by crafting elaborately composed works that are increasingly more impossible to define by typical genre terms. Not quite death metal, although obviously borrowing a great deal from the genre. Further from black metal than they’ve ever been without losing continuity with their prior compositions. Technical without alienating the listener or scattering the musical narrative. Heavy without giving way to basic metal gimmicks. Blistering in speed while never losing their precision or power. And throughout the masterful balance in composition, Krallice also include lyrical content that appears to sway more on the side of the the personal, reflective, or commentative as opposed to the seemingly more cryptic content of previous material. Prelapsarian stands as further evidence that Krallice are an ever-evolving entity whose works will not be shaped or defined by any force other than the desire of the band themselves. When they share their music with us it is a snapshot of their own pure intent.) 17.00

MALVINA REYNOLDS - same LP (mississippi - A timely record, if there ever was one.  Malvina Reynolds started writing songs in her late forties and her first LP came out in 1962. A labor organizer and activist in a lot of other movements, Malvina wrote many beautiful songs and was greatly admired by Bob Dylan.  She is best known for her tune "Little boxes" and for appearing on Sesame Street frequently as the character "Kate".  Here we have 12 unreleased gems by Malvina - demo's she made in the mid 1970's that have never seen the light of day!  And - the good news is - they're great!  Songs about the woman's, gay, race and labor struggles and a couple love songs too.  Just Malvina and guitar (and one song with her daughter Nancy and piano).  Limited edition of 500 copies.  A co-release with our friends at Singasongfighter.  ) 17.00

MARY LATTIMORE & ELYSSE THEBNER MILLER - And The Birds Flew Overhead LP (Mary Lattimore (harp) and Elysse Thebner Miller (keyboard) present a brand new collaborative recording of kosmische textures and pastoral melodicism. "We attended Three Lobed’s 'Sweet Sixteen' concert at King's Barcade in Raleigh, NC. That morning, there was a palpable buzz in anticipation of one of the early sets of the festival: an onstage collaboration between harpist Mary Lattimore and keyboardist Elysse Thebner Miller. Though we here at Footfalls were already fans of these two artists, the music performed by Lattimore and Thebner Miller that afternoon — a natural blend of kosmische textures and pastoral melodicism — exceeded all expectations. Crucially, it was the human aspect of the duo’s performance that most appealed to us: eschewing sequencers, prerecorded loops, and stock arpeggios in favor of an improvisational, distinctly haptic approach, the unique insta-compositional voices of Thebner Miller and Lattimore rang out like cosmic prayer bells. Lattimore’s treated harp glissandos blended seamlessly with Thebner Miller’s spectral electric piano, building small tornadoes of sound before receding and beginning the process again, like the inhale / exhale of some small universe. Within five minutes, it had become clear that this would have to be the second Footfalls release. We hastily contacted the artists, acquired the tapes — dutifully and masterfully recorded by our pals at NYC Taper — and began the process of publishing this beautiful work. Footfalls is very proud to present this rst commercially available collaboration by these two postmodernist sound painters. We’re quite positive you will love it as much as we do.“) 20.00

MULATU ASTATKE - umlaut of ethiopia LP (strut - Strut present the first official reissue of a landmark album in the field of African music, Mulatu Astatke’s ‘Mulatu Of Ethiopia’ from 1972. Recorded in New York, the album arrived at a time when Astatke had begun to master the delicate fusion of styles needed to create Ethio jazz. “I left the UK for America and studied at Berklee College in Boston. I learnt the technical aspects of jazz and gained a beautiful understanding of many different types of music. That’s where I got my tools. Berklee really shook me up.”  Journeying regularly to the Big Apple to play and watch live shows at the Cheetah, the Palladium and the Village Gate, Astatke met producer Gil Snapper on the circuit. “Gil was a nice and very interesting guy. He produced music and worked with all kinds of musicians.” The meeting would lead to a series of albums on Snapper’s Worthy label. The first, ‘Afro Latin Soul’, documented Astatke’s new-found directions. “Mulatu has created a new sound,” enthused Snapper on the album jacket. “He has taken the ancient five-tone scales of Asia and Africa and woven them into something unique and exciting; a mixture of three cultures, Ethiopian, Puerto Rican and American.” ) 20.00

ROBBIE BASHO - The Grail and the Lotus LP (takoma - It's become an oft-quoted statement that John Coltrane was the Father, Pharaoh Sanders was the Son, and Albert Ayler, the Holy Ghost.  It could arguably apply to the holy trinity of steel string guitarists as well. Many claim John Fahey to be the Father, Kottke was considered the Son, then Robbie Basho would certainly be considered the Holy Ghost. The Basho/Ayler similarities are many, and both pushed their idioms further physically and emotionally than all of their respective contemporaries. The Grail and the Lotus was Basho's 2nd release for the Takoma label (1966) preceding the wildly prolific year of 1967 that produced 3 absolute classics with the Falconers Arm sets and Basho Sings. Supposedly the thematics of The Grail and the Lotus came to Basho while recovering from a feverish bout of pneumonia, and in that state Basho envisioned and expressed a simultaneous glimpse of the Feudal Age, European and Japanese evocations side by side, both co-mingling with Knighthoods in Flower. A truly outsider take on the American primitive genre, The Grail & The Lotus is finally re-issued for the first time on vinyl 50 years after its initial release.  Beautifully re-mastered and limited to 500 copies.) 25.00

ROBBIE BASHO - Basho Sings LP (takoma -  It's become an oft-quoted statement that John Coltrane was the Father, Pharaoh Sanders was the Son, and Albert Ayler, the Holy Ghost.  It could arguably apply to the holy trinity of steel string guitarists as well. Many claim John Fahey to be the Father, Kottke was considered the Son, then Robbie Basho would certainly be considered the Holy Ghost. The Basho/Ayler similarities are many, and both pushed their idioms further physically and emotionally than all of their respective contemporaries. Basho Sings was Basho's 5th release for the Takoma label (1967) and as the title proclaims, Basho Singsshowcases a unique voice that transcends the limitations of the vocal form.  He's left the pentatonic raga scales of his previous releases and showcases a unique and unparalleled  take on the folk/blues song idiom.  A truly outsider take on the American primitive genre, Basho Sings is finally re-issued for the first time on vinyl 50 years after its initial release.  Beautifully re-mastered and limited to 500 copies.) 25.00

THE SLUTS - 12” Of Sluts LP (Originally released in 1982 on Spread-um Records "New Orleans forgotten legends that started around 1979... a classic example of glue sniffin' rancid thug punk... an album like this sloppy 12 inch 45 rpm monster (divided into side fuck and side you) in these days of collegiate elevator musak is an object to cherish as much as the Dead Sea Scrolls." from Black to Comm (Barry Goubler))11.00

TEWOLDE REDDA - Eritrea's Guitar Pioneer, 1970-73 LP (mississippi - 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.) 18.00

THALASSA - Bonds of Prosperity DLP (sige - Thalassa is the avant-drone project for Aaron Turner (Sumac, Isis, Mamiffer, House Od Low Culture, etc.) and William Fowler Collins. In his many guises, Turner articulates a chimerical aesthetic that intrepidly explores beyond the scope of sludge, hardcore, and post-rock. In Collins' blackened earth drones, he steadfastly engages in the elemental exploration of the New Mexican landscape that often inspire comparisons to the potency of black metal without the need for a single blast beat. It makes a lot of sense these two would eventually cross paths and collaborate.) 30.00

TRAINWRECK - s/t LP (moment of - Trainwrecks outstanding self/titled first LP as a limited re-release! This record was originally released in 2006 by Yskalnari Records and started their career. ) 12.00

TRANS AM - California Hotel LP (thrill jockey - Trans Am is a band that has never compromised. Originally from North Bethesda, Maryland, Trans Am is considered fathers of the instrumental post-rock sound of the 1990s. Since then the band - Phil Manley, Sebastian Thomson and Nathan Means - has added vocals and spanned genres from metal to house to progressive rock. They exploited Casio keyboards for cacophonous lo-fi sounds. They played fully electronic sets when most of their contemporaries were sticking exclusively to guitars. They pioneered early millennium fad Electroclash. Today, they continue to set their own course. On California Hotel, Trans Am borrowed ideas from My Bloody Valentine, John Carpenter, DAF, Led Zeppelin, Air, Sade and David Gilmore, among others. The result is an incredibly rich range of sounds that retain a pulsating energy. California Hotel was constructed in four one-week bursts that took place over two years deep in San Francisco’s El Studio. Bits and pieces of songs like “Expansions” and “Alles Verbotten” were recorded during live jams, lost due to unique file management and remerged for inspection and improvement – often multiple times.) 20.00

VAMPILLIA + THE BODY - xoroAHbin LP (gilead - Vampillia and The Body are two creative forces that are no strangers to the worlds of experimental and abrasive music. Although both have touched upon various types of metal styles in their previous works, also has each entity shown an obvious penchant for compositions that lean heavily into the worlds of electronics and experimental music. On this LP, xoroAHbin, we sit between each of those realms, experiencing them in equal parts. Neither group is new to the collaboration game. Vampillia counting Lustmord, Jarboe, Nadja, and µ-Ziq amongst their past collaborators, while The Body has a discography just as long and varied, with the likes of Thou, Haxan Cloak, Full of Hell, Braveyoung, Krieg, and more. And as perfectly as these artists mesh with others it makes sense that their joining together yields such a powerful result. Each track on xoroAHbin serves a narrative throughout the 30-minute album. Distorted electronic rhythms surge and create atmosphere as heavily-effected vocals and guitar wail from the depths. Then give way to mellow passages of strings and ambient tones, before surging again with abrasive textures for which both Vampillia and The Body are well-known.) 17.00

VAN PELT - Stealing From Our Favorite Thieves LP (he Van Pelt "Stealing From Our Favorite Thieves" REMASTERED EDITION - DEBUT LP FROM 90’s NYC CULT HEROS. Post-Punk? IndieRock? Post-Hardcore? The Van Pelt walked between all these worlds. Spoken/sung vocals, anthemic pop hooks, fiery guitars and a tightly wound rhythm section made them stand outs of the DIY basement scene they emerged from. ) 20.00

VAN PELT -  Sultans of Sentiment LP (The Van Pelt "Sultans of Sentiment" REMASTERED EDITION 20th ANNIVERSARY CLASSIC ALBUM BACK IN PRINT FOR THE FIRST TIME. Recorded in 1996, the second album from this NYC quartet featured a new line up & sound. Clean, warm, spacious guitars paired with repetitive, hypnotic songs showcased the band reaching a new peak. Beloved by those initiated, it continues to find new devotees. ) 20.00

VATICAN SHADOW - Rubbish Of The Floodwaters LP (ost gut - Some resurrect themselves after near-death experiences in politics, while others continue to appear politically alive even when they have actually died.”  In time for the 20th anniversary of his label Hospital Productions, Dominick Fernow offers the first release of his Techno-focused moniker Vatican Shadow on Ostgut Ton, following up on his Berghain residency and joining Ostgut Booking in 2016 with his Vatican and Prurient projects.  The Cocteau Twins/This Mortal Coil-channelling, beatless widescreen opener “They Deserve Death” and the two collateral club/dancefloor tracks “Rubbish Of The Floodwaters” and “Weapons Inspection” offset each other by reincarnating the tape manipulation that laid the foundation of Vatican’s first performances with analog hardware and minimalist midi-dissection. Produced in Los Angeles with Josh Eustis, Vatican Shadow’s Rubbish Of The Floodwaters EP casts a full spectrum picture of where the project was born and where it headed. ) 12.00


BARROWLANDS - thane TAPE (From Portland, Oregon, hail BARROWLANDS an epic and primitive-sounding black metal/goth/folk band that is highly reminiscent of heavyweights in the genre like Enslaved, Agalloch, Velnias, Botanist, Primordial and, to some degree, also Wolves in the Throne Room. There is deep and textured melody in this band, and their black metal roots run deep in the ancient tradition of the genre, and are anchored to the finest hour of Scandinavian viking and pagan metal. The riffing and arrangements are really eerie, melodic and highly evocative, materializing vast and sorrowful sonic landscapes of loss, abandon and redemption through the worship of the natural world far away from the human sphere. Highly recommended for any fans or more introverted, sorrowful, melodic and meditative blackened folk/progressive metal.) 7.00

MANTAR - death by burning TAPE (“Despite only being a two man operation, MANTAR manages to sound even heavier than most five-piece bands you may know, in spite of the fact that no bass guitar was used on Death by Burning – just drums and guitar set for destruction. Forget about rock ‘n’ roll: this will hurt. Flogging beats and blackened melodies meet feedback orgies and doom mayhem – early Melvins, Motorhead, Darkthrone, you name it. A soundtrack for the final battle. ) 7.00

SHEM TUPE - Country Music of Western Kenya, 45s from the Archive of Shem Tupe TAPE ) Rare recordings of rural Luhya guitar music from the archive of legendary guitarist Shem Tupe. In the late 1960s, Shem Tupe, Justo Osala and Enos Okola formed Abana Ba Nasery (Nursery Boys), a trio characterized by cascading dual-guitar melodies and vocal harmonies in a pure Bunyore style. These songs have been digitized and restored directly from Shem's personal collection of 45s, and have never before been issued outside of Kenya.  Co-released by Raw Music International. Edition of 200.) 8.00

UN - The Tomb of All Things TAPE (Originally formed as a 3-piece in the summer of 2012, the band combined their collective experiences and influences to create a unique blend of Doom and Post-Metal. After two self-released demos in 2013 and numerous performances around the Northwest, the band eventually expanded to add a second guitarist, further developing their sonic palette.) 7.00

UPRISING - s/t TAPE (Chrome cassette in pro-printed muslin pouch. Meticulously designed j-card and cassette shell imprint. 16-page booklet (separate from J-card) and hand-numbered mini art print. Quality melodic black metal from germany that has not forgotten to be Metal: brings plenty of aggressive riffs to the table as well as epic atmosphere.) 8.00


THE WIRE - #Issue 400 June 2017 MAG (Wire 400: The Wire celebrates its 400th issue with a series of special essays surveying the still fertile territory between word and sound. By Clive Bell, Alexander Hawkins, David Keenan, Meredith Monk, Chal Ravens, Greg Tate and David Toop) 8.00

just got the VAN PELT re issues if someone cares … 637_3.html

Schnick Schnack Schnuck & Adagio830 proudly present you the first european tour of City Of Caterpillar. We are also happy to announce a record with unreleased stuff which will be out on Adagio830 & Repeater records


This is the their first time ever in the Europe! After a couple insane / sold out re union shows in the USA earlier this year that celebrated the re issue of their debut full length via Repeater records last year since the original pressing on Level Plane which has been unavailable for over a decade.

City of Caterpillar’s groundbreaking full length LP got released 14 years ago following up a various releases like a split 7“ with Page99, a ltd demo / live LP on ADAGIO830 in 2002 and various other things..

They have been one of the first bands to successfully merge post-rock and hardcore together, with complex and intense build-ups that led into bursts of rage and chaos, City Of Caterpillar’s short lived existence from 2000 – 2003 has had a major influence on the hardcore/punk scenes since the original release of this LP back in 2002. They were able to capture the dynamic sounds of Godspeed! You Black Emperor with bands like Portraits of Past and Pg. 99. City of Caterpillar shared members with Pg. 99 and members went onto bands such as Iron Reagan, Darkest Hour, Highness, Malady, Haram and Ghastly City Sleep. … aterpillar


12.07. Leipzig / Bermuda3eck

13.07. Berlin / Tiefgrund

14.07. Kopenhagen / kraftværket

15.07. Hamburg / Goldener Salon

16.07. Antwerp / Kavka   

17.07. NL - Amsterdam / Occii

18.07. Paris / Point Èphémère

19.07. Darmstadt / Oettinger Villa

20.07. A - Vienna / Bach

21.07. Fluff

hey. welcome to the 2nd newsletter for May filled with lots of goodies again. We got lots of restocks (converge - jane doe, run for a cover, touche amore, … etc), then the killer EXIT ORDER LP & 7“, PINEGROVE - Everything So Far DLP, FORESEEN - Power Intoxication 7“, Coma regalia LP, CLOUD RAT / CREVASSE - split 7“, BOB’S BURGERS soundtrack, FOREST SWORDS - Compassion LP, BONNIE PRINCE BILLY - Best Troubadour DLP, HEXIS - tando ashanti LP, new edition mego releases, DON CHERRY - Music, Wisdom, Love 1969 LP and more …

Vendetta just released the TONGUE - s/t LP and the HEXER LP plus started taking pre orders for the NUMENOREAN - demo 2014 LP

There is also a couple Adagio830 releases in the works like the the rememberables LP (feat. peeps of coke bust etc) a City Of Caterpillar LP will unreleased tracks together with repeater records and the You could be a cop LP (great samuel influenced emo from Norway) and more ..

Also the PUFF PIECES euro starts next week with their first show in berlin on may 18th - don't miss this!





Thank you

Robert & Klose & Norman


AUTARCH / LANDBRIDGE - split LP (AUTARCH formed in North Carolina in 2010, Autarch is a four-piece band from Asheville that combines elements of melodic/emo-crust and post-metal to defy the limitations and expand the boundaries of each genre in order to forge their own path forward. Sci-fi narrative influences and anarchist themes abound. From the unrelenting drums and enduring melodies to the undying screams of dual vocalists, Autarch evokes a palpable sense of urgency in order to contest the choices humankind and individuals have made that pose a grave threat to our future. LANDBRIDGE originated in Florida in 2009. They play dark melodic crust laden with d-beat and melancholy like EKKAIA, MADAME GERMEN.... Subject matter includes earth/animal liberation, anti-colonization, abandoning a dogmatic lifestyle and personal autonomy.) 6.00

AVIATOR - Heaven's Gate bw Death's Door 7“ (i corrupt - This is the new 7" EP by our friends in Aviator. Both songs were written during the band's EU/UK tour and recorded right after the tour in the Faust Studios in Prague. This is emotional, heavy and dynamic post-hardcore for all fans of Caravels, Touché Amoré, Frameworks and alike artists. ) 5.00

CLOUD RAT / CREVASSE - split 7“ (Michigan's grind champions CLOUD RAT, share a new split with Dutch/German powerviolence punks CREVASSE. A more frantic side of Cloud Rat with a cover of 'Fish in a Pool' by Danish punks Electric Deads. Crevasse blend hardcore, powerviolence, d-beat, and doom for a rare breed of metallic shrapnel.) 6.00

EXIT ORDER - s/t 7“ (Exit Order's new EP steps away from the non stop hardcore of their demo and shifts into a catchier UK82 meets Welcome to 1984 euro punk style.) 7.00

FORESEEN - Power Intoxication 7“ (Finland’s Finest thrashband Foreseen return after their crushing Helsinki Savagery LP with a two song 7” taking their metallic crossover style to new hardcore punk territory ala Cro Mags. Throbbing breakdowns and guitar screams punch through a cacophony of cymbals and snare rolls as drummer Mårten Gustafsson channels the precision blasting of legends like Phil ‘Philthy Animal’ Taylor and Dave Lombardo. All this plus a classic 80s heavy metal production. Their recent tours across the USA and Europe have only strengthened their abilities to deliver ornate punishment riff after riff. You’ll be flipping this 7” until your needle breaks.) 7.00

GATTACA / ROSA PARKS - split 7“ (diy - New split from two very active "female fronted" czech crust / hardcore / punk bands with a strong DIY background and political message.) 5.00

ITHACA - Trespassers 7"  (rguably one of the best releases of 2015, a near perfect blend of hardcore and metal is displayed on this release. Pressed on to clear 7" vinyl with a special fold over cover for this year's Euro tour- redesigned artwork by Dia Artio.) 6.00

SOFT GRIP - Devil Plays Nowhere 7“ (Pop Wig presents Devil Plays Nowhere, the first official release by Soft Grip. Four songs of hardcore made without a specific direction or process, with expectations left by the wayside. This is some visceral shit. Soft Grip is a swift kick to the fucking teeth for a world that needs it. ) 7.00


ATLAS - Blush LP (Debut LP by Belgian emotive hardcore band Atlas, entitled 'B L U S H'.  Released on Smithsfoodgroup DIY, Black Basset Records and Dingleberry Records, this long awaited full length follows up to the band's 2013 debut 'For You, Forever’.) 12.00

BOB'S BURGERS - The Bob's Burgers Music Album 3LP (subpop - Bob’s Burgers premiered on the Fox network January 2011, and quickly became one of the most watched series on television. After enjoying the highest-rated new season premiere of the 2010-11 season, Bob’s Burgers quickly settled into an average viewership of over 4 million per episode. The show has won an Emmy award and been nominated five times, including a current nomination for Outstanding Animated Program. It has inspired many popular spinoff items, including a recent, best-selling cookbook. With the seventh season set to premiere this fall, Bob’s Burgers’ cultural influence only grows. Now comes The Bob’s Burgers Music Album, featuring 107 songs from the first 107 episodes (all six existing seasons), plus five special cover versions of songs from the show. Originally broadcast within the episodes – and often in abbreviated form – these songs appear here in their freestanding glory for the first time. The Bob’s Burgers Music Album – in both its affordable standard editions and its impressive deluxe edition – is sure to be a must-have for any fan of the show (and, really, any sentient life-form).  • The album features the main cast members – Bob (Jon Benjamin) and Linda (John Roberts) and their children Tina (Dan Mintz), Gene (Eugene Mirman) and Louise (Kristen Schaal) – singing original songs that build on the show’s unique sense of humor.  • Also featured are many of the show’s recurring and special guests, from comedians like Aziz Ansari, Sarah Silverman, Kevin Kline, Paul Rudd, Bill Hader, Zack Galifianakis, and Fred Armisen, to musical guests Cyndi Lauper and Carly Simon.  • Includes five never-aired “Bob’s Buskers” cover versions of songs from the show performed by St. Vincent, the National, Lapsley, and Stephin Merritt of Magnetic Fields. ) 35.00

BOB'S BURGERS - The Bob's Burgers Music Album BOX-SET (Deluxe limited-edition 3 LP+7” box set includes “condiment-colored” vinyl (ketchup red, mustard yellow & relish green), plus a hardbound lyrics book with exclusive Bob’s Burgers artwork, a soft cover sheet-music songbook, three original posters, a six-piece sticker pack, and a patch. Both the standard and deluxe LP editions include the five “Bob's Buskers” tracks on a white 7” single.) 110.00

BONNIE PRINCE BILLY - Best Troubadour DLP (drag city - If we could fly through the songbook of ol' Merle Haggard, we could come up with a thousand different ways to go down the mighty road he walked in his long life making records. But none would be as sweet and stalwart as ol' Bonny’s.) 25.00

CHILD MEADOW - It Hurts LP (Child Meadow is a two piece band from Toulon, France who formed in 2009.  Child Meadow play a late 90's inspired style of hardcore, punk, emo, and screamo.  Since forming in 2009, Child Meadow have released a self-titled five song demo in November of 2009, a five song 7" titled Rad in November of 2010, a twelve song LP titled Crispy BBQ Tofu Burger in November of 2011, and a split LP with Remek in January of 2012.  It Hurts is the band's latest eight song LP which was released on July 9th, 2016 and is expected to be released via IFB, Désertion, Crapoulet, Bus Stop Press, Emotionally Unstable, Dingleberry, La Cellule, Mosh Potatoes, Music For Liberation, Prejudice Me, Ours, Pundonore, and Emergence Records sometime in early 2017.  On It Hurts, Child Meadow offer up eight tracks of discordant and tense sounding hardcore, punk, emo, and screamo.  Overall, It Hurts makes for a killer listen and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!) 12.00

CITIZEN - Everybody Is Going To Heaven LP (run for a cove r- Almost two years to the date of the release of their breakthrough album, Citizen return with their highly anticipated follow-up full-length, Everybody is Going to Heaven. Haunting these ten songs is a foreboding, dark atmosphere masterfully crafted by producer Will Yip, and an immediate, intense energy is palpable from even the first grimy seconds of the opener, "Cement" As with every one of Citizen's releases, Mat KerekesÍ signature vocal delivery here is a trademark feature, demonstrating the emotional tension that boils over on this release. As cathartic as ever, he duels between a soft croon and a haunting scream, confronting his demons on tracks like "My Favorite Color" echoing the tormented refrain, ñmy heart still beats for nothingî. And while most of the record is an intense and noisy onslaught, songs like "Heaviside and Yellow Love act as armistices, each aching in reverb-drenched consonance. Everybody is Going to Heaven is a turning point for Citizen: once regarded as newcomers with undeniable potential, the band shows here that they have matured both abruptly and uniquely, with no end to their upward trajectory in sight.) 20.00

COMA REGALIA -  There's Still Time LP (The new LP by COMA REGALIA! 10 inspiring songs of screamy, emotive hardcore from Indiana.) 12.00

CULT OF LUNA - Live At La Gaite Lyrique: Paris 3LP (indie - Swedish six-piece Cult Of Luna is well known for its mesmerising live shows, so even those with the highest expectations for this release will not be disappointed. This is post-metal at its best, presented on three black vinyl platters in a trifold sleeve.) 35.00

CULT OF EIBON - Lycan Twilight Sorcery LP (This is CULT OF EIBON's debut mini-album, Lycan Twilight Sorcery. Longtime supporters of the particular scene, in recent times, IRON BONEHEAD has heralded the classic Greek black metal sound with exceptionally potent new albums by KAWIR and DISHARMONY, as well as celebrated EPs by ancient-minded newcomers ITHAQUA and a recent split mini-album by likeminded classicists FUNERAL STORM and CELESTIAL RITE. But with Lycan Twilight Sorcery, the label raises the banner yet again and unveils the timeless magick of CULT OF EIBON.  Just last year, CULT OF EIBON were introduced with a teasingly short and super-limited debut EP titled Fullmoon Invocation. Indeed, it was aptly named, as the Greek duo's black metal was of a mesmerizingly mystical hue and its foundation was firmly - and, more importantly, authentically - rooted in their homeland's enduringly unique idiom of ancient darkness. Here, with the longer 'n' stronger Lycan Twilight Sorcery, CULT OF EIBON brew a heady, hazy potion that pulses with that same addicting, ageless black magick that made the early works of Rotting Christ and Varathron massively influential in Greece and far beyond. But, as with anything worth its while, from replication comes reckoning: immediately identifiable as "the classic Greek sound" they may be, CULT OF EIBON nevertheless possess a bewitching, almost-(were)wolven identity all their own, and prove it across the mini-album's six central tracks. It's startlingly familiar, but also startlingly awe-inspiring; there's certainly sorcery at hand here. Behold the Lycan Twilight Sorcery and follow the CULT OF EIBON into forgotten realms!) 14.00

THE DEADNOTES - I'll Kiss All Fears Out Of Your Face LP (Debut album by The Deadnotes from Germany: world's hardest working punkrock band. Beautifully entitled "I'll Kiss All Fears Out Of Your Face", this record perfectly blends raw punkrock with a new school emo vibe. A bright string of summer to start this year's autumn with.) 12.00

DEDEKIND CUT - American Zen DLP (Following a strictly limited tape edition of American Zen, Lee Bannon aka Dedekind Cut links with Hospital Productions for an expanded new vinyl edition clasping a sublime bonus single collab with Alex Zhang Hungtai, who’s better known for his maudlin pop bewts as Dirty Beaches. If you like your ambient music intangible and synaesthetically olfactory, huffable, you’re encouraged to check this one without delay… American Zen finds its centre in quivering, pensive drones and fractured small sounds, but is rent with an oceanic sense of scale, deploying splashes of distant percussion, extreme panned vocal snippets and slowly escalating harmonic space perfused by crackling radiowaves and that intangible timbre of an old TV turned on somewhere, but you can’t quite pick out its location. It unfolds at a glacial pace in five parts, crossing lines/waves comparable with Chino Amobi & Rabit’s ultraviolent mixtape, the nostalgic Americana yearn of Torn Hawk, and even The Caretaker’s hallowed aether zones; perpetually out of reach, submerged or hardly there, but feeling as though he’s close, breathing quietly in the background and watching you listen. In addition to the original 5 tracks, including the formerly tape-only Folsom Lake 04, you’ll now also find a rare outing from Alex Zhang Hungtai infiltrating the finely graded and diaphanous silhouette of I’ll Give You The World on the final side, serving to complement and temper Dedekind Cut’s broader strokes with fluctuating microtonal infidelities and a gauzier, anaesthetising and almost pastoral atmosphere that’s a real pleasure to drift off with.) 27.00

DIPLOID - Is God Up There? LP (contraszt - Melbourne’s Diploid fuse elements of screamo, black metal, noise rock, and powerviolence to create caustic new forms of sonic violence. Their experimental approach sears the psyche with bursts of swirling blackened noise, crackling feedback, and distorted screams. Heavy stuff!) 11.00

DON CHERRY - Music, Wisdom, Love 1969 LP (finders keepers - Reaching a near-mythical status amongst fans of free jazz’s most worldly intrepid explorer, these seldom heard Paris soundtrack sessions known as Music, Wisdom, Love have evaded collectors’ grasps and confused historians for exactly 50 years. Instigated in Paris in 1967 and filmed during Don’s downtime on a visit to the Chat qui Pêche nightclub in March 1967 (where he played with Karl Berger, Henri Texier and Jacques Thollot), the bulk of this cinematic portrait was filmed on the streets of Paris under the direction of creative all-rounders Jean-Noël Delamarre and Nathalie Perrey, who, as their careers bloomed, would become pivotal figures in underground French cinema – straddling La Nouvelle Vague, adult entertainment and cinema fantastique in what can only be described as speedball cinema. As the supportive creative family that primarily played home to French vampire/horrortica director Jean Rollin, both Nathalie and Jean-Noël, his brother Jean-Philippe Delamarre and a small team of other fans of oblique media would be responsible for a vibrant micro-culture that awkwardly flourished on the outskirts on the Parisian new wave – combining comic book culture, Lettrism, sexual liberation, psychedelic rock, graphic design and (with this record as prime example) free jazz and avant-garde music. What previously might have been regarded as an unlikely coupling, with the benefit of half a century of archival hindsight, this release documents the essential cosmic collision of two fantastic planets.) 18.00

EXIT ORDER - Seed Of Hysteria LP (Following a fantastic demo in 2013 and a flawless 7” EP in 2015 Boston’s Exit Order finally grace us with a long waiting debut 12”. Seed Of Hysteria is made up out of 10 perfect hardcore punk songs. With one boot firmly stuck on the Bristol punk sound of the golden era and with nods to early USA Hardcore and prime UK Peace-Punk Seed Of Hysteria is an all out sonic assault. Using the best elements of the last 30 years of international hardcore punk and turning them into short sharp bursts of energy. Heavy on the guitar chorus and with a extremely sharp vocal deliverance reminding at times of No Side era Comes the record flows with urgency and aggression. You’ll have to dig hard to find a punk record as tough and tight as Seeds Of Hysteria. The record comes in a heavy reverse board monochromatic sleeve with a double sided 22”x11” which doubles as poster and lyric sheet.) 17.00

FELICIA ATKINSON - Hand In Hand DLP (shelter - Félicia Atkinson's new full length album ‘Hand In Hand’ is an expanded development of her musical compositions started with the highly-acclaimed 'A Readymade Ceremony' released on Shelter Press in 2015, and follows her collaborative effort with Jefre Cantu-Ledesma 'Comme Un Seul Narcisse' (Shelter Press, 2016). Composed over the year of 2016 at EMS during a snow storm and at home in Brittany, Hand in Hand could be considered as the most ambitious body of work recorded by the French musician and artist.) 28.00

FOREST SWORDS - Compassion LP (ninja - Forest Swords, aka acclaimed Merseyside-based producer Matthew Barnes, returns with his eagerly anticipated new full-length record.  “Compassion" is the follow-up to 2013's critically lauded debut “Engravings” and released via Ninja Tune. The album will be followed by a set of projects across multiple mediums by Forest Swords’ own Dense Truth, a new experimental studio and record label, including a series of music videos.  Central to this enthralling world is “Compassion", an album that's as weighty as it is vulnerable, sculpting the most striking parts of his previous work into something that feels urgent and necessary, and cementing Barnes as one of the UK's most significant electronic artists and composers.) 20.00

GERANIUM / LINK - split LP (alerta - French crust hardcore punks GERANIÜM team up with Belgium's blackened d-beat veteran pack LINK for a new split EP! 180gram Vinyl, Massiv silk screened fold out cover.) 12.00

GERARDO IACOUCCI - La Avventure LP (fnders keepers -Combining all the traits of an international superhero or intrepid comic book adventurer, the true identity, whereabouts and history of the spectacular Italian composer known as Gerardo Iacoucci has been a mystery to record collectors for many years. As a result of the best efforts of secretive archivists and DJs as well as and the overprotective force field that surrounds the clandestine world of Italian library music, the commanding experimental psychedelic pop music made singlehandedly by this early pioneer of the anti-genre time after time rises to the top of collectors’ want lists, commands huge ransom notes, ignites dancefloors and decimates genre tags before returning to its mythical status as one of the kings of the underworld without removing his mask. Despite the fact that original Italian copies of records by Gerardo Iacoucci are amongst the rarest, enigmatic fixtures of European psychedelia, his music simply refuses to be ghettoised and as the name of this album suggests the history of this artist reads like the memoirs of a genuine musical adventurer as well as a well-travelled prophet of experimental music and unsung pillar of Italian jazz and sound design. Recorded in early 1970, Iacoucci’s wide-eyed L’Avventura suite spanned 6 sides of loud, heavyweight monophonic vinyl for Romano Di Bari’s Deneb label and created an epically detailed blueprint for independent mood music companies whilst sharing release schedules with likeminded workaholics Alessandro Alessandroni and A. R. Luciani. However, Gerardo’s adventure didn’t begin here…) 18.00

HVOSCH - Thornsmoat LP (thornsmoat. a two-chapter antiutopia about a tough fate of a black fox.a hunter and a couple of dogs are chasing the prey to a certain death. the burrow is clouded with smoke. everyone has burnt alive. he is the last of the free; his death is coming close. the only thing left is to run. towards his fate - or away from it. ) 12.00

HEXIS - tando ashanti LP (alerta - Follow up to the break through Abalam LP. tipon gatefold jacket, download code, 180gram Vinyl, 12 Page LP-sized booklet, printed inner sleeve.) 15.00

HOWLS - The Headache LP (Brighton based trio Howls let loose with their frantic blend of punk and hardcore on their debut album, ‘The Headache‘. 'The Headache’ is the sound of a band challenging itself to evolve; eager to take a step away from familiar surroundings in order to create something true to their influences whilst also embracing more experimental and melodic sounds. This LP is Howls newest material since their 2015 EP, 'No Living', which was released on the now defunct Wolf At Your Door Records (Lower Than Atlantis, Deaf Havana). Since then, Howls have played up and down the UK, sharing stages with the likes of Bastions, Palm Reader, and Employed To Serve. ‘The Headache’ was recorded by Wayne Adams at Bear Bites Horse Studios (Palehorse, Yards, USA Nails) during the summer of 2016. Cover artwork by Mercedes Bellido.) 14.00

JAAP VINK - s/t DLP (The Institute of Sonology in Utrecht has earned its international reputation mostly for pioneering work in the field of computer-assisted algorithmic composition and digital sound synthesis by composers such as Gottfried Michael Koenig, Werner Kaegi, Paul Berg and Barry Truax. Anyone familiar with the music of these composers would have to admit that even within this ‘genre’ there were no stylistic dogmas. The stylistic range of Sonology’s artistic output becomes even broader when the work of other staff and frequent guests is taken into account, for example the compositions based on field recordings and audio-visual projects by Frits Weiland, the radiophonic works and pieces for tape and instruments by Luctor Ponse, the cybernetic tape compositions by Roland Kayn, or the experiments with computer graphics by Peter Struycken, to name just a few. And then there was Jaap Vink. Jaap Vink (Den Helder, 1930) studied engineering at first, but then became interested in electronic music. He attended courses in electroacoustics at Delft University of Technology and installed a pedagogical studio for electronic music in 1961 at the Gaudeamus Foundation in Bilthoven with the help of the Nederlandse Radio Unie (NRU). He was a staff member at the Institute of Sonology as a teacher in analogue studio techniques from 1967 until his retirement in 1993.)  25.00

KVALVAAG - Malum LP (dusk - "Malum" is KVALVAAG's latest journey through the symphonic black metal cosmos. It contains KVALVAAG's trademark riffing and old school synth wrapped up in an ice cold sound. ) 14.00

LOKE RAHBEK - City Of Women LP (editions megs - Editions Mego is pleased to welcome Danish Loke Rahbek (Damien Dubrovnik, Croatian Amor and Posh Isolation) to the fold. Known for countless creative and commercial endeavours Loke presents his first solo full length under his own name. As with all of Loke’s output City of Woman harnesses the radical with the aesthetic in a manner of extreme pleasure for all who encounter.  Harnessing his thorough knowledge and experience in extreme electronics, melodic encounters and sultry showmanship Loke ties together disparate threads of various underground movements to create a singular and deeply personal journey through industrial temptation, noise refraction and melodic seduction.  This is 21st Century pop music. One which dismantles previous held borders of sound to present a wide palate of sound, song, abstraction and intense emotion.) 18.00

LOVE A - Nichts Ist Neu LP (rookie - Mit Love A fühle ich mich jung. Nicht jung wie 18 oder 25 oder 30 Jahre alt; nein, jung, weil wieder so tief, so melancholisch, so verärgert, so wütend, so rastlos. Emotionen die mich umgetrieben haben, als ich noch mehr Zeit zum Suchen hatte. Love A ist Musik zum Suchen nach Positionen, Haltungen und Standorten oder Suche nach Wegen und Bewegung. Zeitloser Wave und Postpunk mit Wiperschen Gitarren, EA80 Stimmungen und Monarchie-Und-Alltag Riffs und Zeilen. Sie bewegen sich weiter mit ihrem vierten Album, probieren was, werden weicher und zeigen Kante, bleiben sich treu; oder wie ein Freund der Band sagt: "Love A ist wie diese Szene in einem Film Noir, bei der plötzlich aus dem Nichts jemand losschreit, an einer Stelle, an der du eigentlich erwartet hast, dass er am Boden liegenbleibt und weiterraucht. Dann explodiert was... - und Musik wie schräge Architektur, an der du nicht vorbeigucken kannst ..." Love A ist groß und klar, schmerzhaft und schön. Ich werde mir in Zukunft mehr Mühe geben jung zu sein!) 17.00

NIGHTSTICK - Blotter LP (armaggedon - SIEGE drummer Robert R. Williams powers this sonic trip through some extremely heavy territory. Pink Floyd meets Flipper under a collapsing bridge, Lydia Lunch meets the Brainbombs and they take acid together, Black Sabbath meets Funkadelic while Kilslug throws empty beer bottles at them both. I file this in my collection in the "fucked up music" category, alongside Flipper, Brainbombs, Kilslug, Drunks With Guns. If SIEGE's Grim Reaper was ever to be completely extended to band status, this is it. You will either be on board for this trip, or you will not be. We are definitely on the boat.) 18.00

PINEGROVE - Everything So Far DLP (run for a cover - inegrove’s Everything So Far is exactly what its title suggests - an anthology of all of Pinegrove’s output up to the point of their breakout Run For Cover Records full-length, Cardinal. The collection encapsulates their debut LP Meridian, a number of EPs and even some singles like the captivating track “Angelina” & Cardinal Favorite “New Friends.” ) 31.00

SPECTRAL LORE - Gnosis DLP (No matter the vast amount of different amazing sub-genres Black Metal's richness has accustomed us to, there will always be new paths explored leading to an endless forest. Such is the importance of "Gnosis", the founding opus of a brand new sub-style of its own; being it "Ethnic Black Metal", or any other nomenclature of your choice. Behold here an absolute masterpiece of ancient times-like craftsmanship. "Gnosis" is presented along 3 sides of vinyl, allowing its 50 minutes running time to widely expand through the grooves while displaying all the majesty contained in these five long compositions. To top the muisc off, the artwork pieces were treated with true care and focus. A facsimile of the ancient cover painting was acquired, then scanned, to give this unique vinyl release the top quality treatment it truly deserves.20.00

SUN RA - Singles | Volume 2 of 2 3LP (strut - Strut present a new definitive collection of singles released by jazz maverick Sun Ra during his Earth years, spanning 1952 to 1991. Released prolifically during the 1950s and more sporadically thereafter, primarily on the Saturn label, the 45s offer one-off meteorites from Ra’s prolific cosmic journey, tracing the development of his forward-thinking “Space-Bop” and his unique take on jazz and blues traditions which sounded unlike anything else from the period. As with his LPs, most 45s were only pressed in small runs and were sold at gigs and have since become extremely rare and sought after. Some have only been discovered in physical form in recent years; some were planned and pencilled but allegedly never made it to vinyl and some appeared as one-off magazine singles and posthumous releases. ) 30.00

SVARTELDER - Pyres LP (dusktone - Norwegian Black Metallers SVARTELDER, whose lineup comprises members of CARPATHIAN FOREST, NORDJEVEL, IN THE WOODS... DEN SAAKALDTE, PANTHEON I, OLD FOREST and Doedsvangr, have released the long acclaimed debut full length album titled “Pyres”. ) 14.00

TONGUE - s/t LP (vendetta - A new Black Metal quartet from Bielefeld / Germany.  Imagine a blend of second wave Scandinavian BM as well as modern influences from the Cascadian Black Metal. Killer!) 13.00

V/A - The Rain Don't Fall On Me LP (mississippi - Compilation of pre-war country blues and gospel. Features popular artists such as Blind Willie Johnson, Gary Davis, Bukka White, Memphis Minnie alongside unfairly less documented artists such as Sonny Boy & his Pals, Lulu Jackson and Willie Mae Williams. Could be viewed as a sequel to the Last Kind Words compilation. Features some heavy meditative songs and a few dance numbers too.) 17.00

V/A - Time As A Color X 2007-2017 LP (Celebrating the 10th label anniversary, this LP compiles 9 exclusive recordings by 9 bands that helped write the story of time as a color in the last years: carson wells, nebraska, bail, lorraine, coma regalia, duct hearts, kumulus, grand detour, terraformer, The records are housed in a hand-diecut plain off-white cover sleeve and black inner sleeves, include an inlay and download card and are handnumbered /309.) 12.00


FIT FOR THE BLEEDING - Est. Today TAPE (econd EP by Zeeland (NL) based hardcore band Fit For The Bleeding, containing their debut on the flipside. The scene in the south western part of the Netherlands might just be the most vibrant of all in NL, launching young punkrock and old school hardcore bands into local and Belgian fame. FFTB fits right in, delivering the fast paced 'Est. Today' on rusty cassettes. Their 2015 debut 'War Behind These Walls' is taped onto the B-side. No space wasted.) 5.00

GOUGE AWAY - Swallow b/w Sweat TAPE (Florida born GOUGE AWAY follow up their 2016 blistering debut LP ", dies" with this two song cassette and first release on Secret Voice. Recorded after doing tours with G.L.O.S.S., Touché Amoré, and Ceremony "Swallow b/w Sweat" dive deep into an abrasive and vulnerable place that few bands can explore without getting the bends on their way back to surface. Mixed and Mastered by Jack Shirley (Dangers, Loma Prieta, Deafheaven).) 7.00

SCARED OF EVERYTHING - 2016 TAPE (New EP by UK based screamo mobb Scared Of Everything, released as promo for their upcoming full length. This A grade cassette tape consists of three tracks housed in ACDSleeve made cardboard and is mixed by Joe Clayton at Nø Studio. Delighted to have seen "SoE" play one of their first Euro shows ever in Utrecht last May and they're coming out again for ACU and Smashfest early June. With a Miss The Stars fest show under their belt already- we're gonna bawl our eyes out from screamo induced sadness aren't we?) 5.00

UVB 76 / STIRRINGS STILL - split TAPE (Contemporary noise and synths coming together into an electronic mass. Brits UVB-76 (a.o. Caïna and Cold Fell) and Stirrings Still (a.o. Throats) bound together on a cassette and in the accompanying handmade magazine. On UVB-76's "the wetness of summer's ghost. Spring's black wings spread under a dying sun" Laurence Taylor has enlisted the assistance of friends to read aloud an original passage of prose, the multitude of voices illustrating that our suffering is not special, but that we are not alone. This is a long-form composition by UVB-76 which draws influence from all areas of contemporary noise and electronic music, from warm melancholic synth loops, through droning layers of static, to aggressive industrial. On the flipside, "it will always follow me" is the first offering from Stirrings Still. A track for the thoughts that haunt, the ones that never leave before tearing you to shreds, a track for the disintegration and repetition it leaves in its wake; crippling and emetic. Working alongside Knifedoutexistence, the track is a composition of fragmentary thoughts accompanied by a wall of punishing noise that suppresses as much as it attacks.) 5.00

welcome to a heavy packed newsletter. since it´s shit weather anyway its perfect to browse through and get some new tunes smile We finally got the long awaited new MOUNT EERIE LP, the new WOODS - love is love LP, Consouling sounds restock (amenra, black heart rebellion, wiegedood etc etc), new YOUTH ATTACK releases, new stuff from Mississippi, the killer BOSTON STRANGLER - Outcast  LP, PRIESTS restocks of both Lps, Dischord restocks, Converge restocks, new SLOWDIVE LP, new MAC DEMARCO, new MOON DUO, new CLOAK/DAGGER - I Want Everything LP (!!!) CROOKED BANGS LP, new ORINADAL releases and restock (Julie Byrne restock), FULL OF HELL - Trumpeting Ecstasy LP, new Superior Viaduct (pin group, bert jansch etc), new ENISUM … and sooo much more





Thank you

Robert & Klose & Norman


ABNER JAY - Depression / I'm So Depressed 7“ (Two versions of an Abner Jay classic!  On the A side we have a rockin' R&B version of Abners signature tune, originally released under the band name "Koko Joe and the Job Hunters."  Side B features a beautiful one man band version with an extended ending.  A beautiful little record!) 6.00

BEATNIKS - same 7“ (There’s two things you could infer from a band who calls themselves the “Beatniks”: that they either do a shitload of drugs, or just get high off of their own simplistic, contrastingly-impactful proto-punk sounds—even as a mere listener, exposing yourself to this marled sprawl of regurgitated rock and roll riffage can quickly prove to be intoxicating, if not lethal. With metallic whirls, squeals, and screeches complimenting the generally downbeat garage anthems, the temper the Beatniks’ exhibit in this four-track record is shorter than the end of the stick they were given at birth; their musicality is palpably snide and ridden with angst, contributing to the shades of contempt and catharsis their rudimentary sounds will surely fill you with. “KBD” is a descriptor that often gets thrown around when translating a band’s sounds into words, implying that they seem as if they were appropriated from another era: Oakland’s BEATNIKS—featuring members of esteemed acts such as THE WORLD, ANDY HUMAND & THE REPTOIDS, LIFE STINKS and VIOLEN CHANGE—may as well be the epitome of that.) 6.00

C.H.E.W. - Demo 7“ (neck chop - Frankly-speaking, it was really only a matter of time before this band’s demo was given the wax treatment. C.H.E.W. (formally known as CHEW, and before you ask, no, the acronym doesn’t stand for anything) has quickly proven themselves to be one of Chicago’s crowning hardcore acts, even when this seven-track demo—originally released in March of 2016—is the sole exposition of this group’s distinctive, menacing grooves; and that’s just tragic. In a subgenre so easily inundated with rehashed, recycled, ultimately repetitious riffs and breakdowns, bands like C.H.E.W. help breathe new life into a subcategory otherwise left to be scoffed at, be it through genuinely brilliant, genre-bending songwriting, or compacting every ounce of the members’ passion into a discordant, unconventional hardcore performance that’s nothing short of stunning, banshee-like vocals, searing riffs, abusive drumbeats and all. C.H.E.W. truly is a band you have to listen to believe, a near hallmark of today’s take on the genre – one of those seems to pop up every other week, but the praise doesn’t seem any more warranted than it does for these freaks.) 6.00

ERIK NERVOUS - Teen Distortion Art Junk Music 7“ (neck chop - Remember what it was like being a bored teenager? The awkward feelings of being frustrated and anxious all the time. Most of us just took it out on our friends and parents, not ERIK NERVOUS. The self-described “Loner with a four track” lays it all out in his music. His spastic jerky delivery (on all the instruments he plays on this 7”) combined with his apprehensive vocals are the perfect combination! Punk is built on this formula but rarely do we have somebody like Erik to execute it in the way it should be done. Building on what he started with the Warm Ratio 7”, this EP certifies that Erik is right where others strive to be. Don’t snooze on this one!) 6.00

LOST SYSTEM - No Meaning No Culture 7“ (neck chop - “Formerly known as BLACK MONUMENTS in the Grand Rapids underground music scene, they made a name for themselves after playing with bands like Sheer Mag, Lumpy and The Dumpers, and CCTV. After Black Monuments broke up, they formed LOST SYSTEM with three of the four members. The result is something different. A unique sound with a distinct message to be heard. This project invokes a dynamic and dark energy inspired by the many frustrations of the world we experience today. Lost System's recent single Future Shock is an intense piece showing the constant pressure of a collapsing economy. A reminder of what we are living in and the fear of what’s to come. Repetitive to drive home the point of a bleak future. Lost System was formed in the latter half of 2015 and have been creating new material at a very quick pace since. They have found a more mature sound with a focus on songwriting rather than playing shows. Each member brings a unique presence to the band and a wide variety of influences including Factory Records style Post-punk, 80’s Goth, New Wave, and Hardcore Punk.”—Chromatin Records) 6.00

MOZART - Nasty 7“ (iron lung - A wild, petulant, anti-social mess of an EP. 'Zart's signature brand of noisy hardcore punk brings to mind an angrier Teddy & The Frat Girls or a more female, more unhinged Urinals with that same energy/approach that the '80s Italian HC scene had. That barbed wire fire burns bright here. This shit is just plain crazy. And we love it! Six songs of raw dynamite on excellent hand stamped black vinyl each housed in a hand-painted jacket. All 100% unique. A pure record. Includes a download.) 10.00

NOSEBLEED - s/t 7“ (A new offering from Richmond, VA, nihilists Nosebleed. Following an acclaimed demo, Nosebleed continues to lay waste to the world with four more tracks of bleak and desolate, D-beat tinged hardcore punk.) 6.00

RACE CAR - Go Build Your Won Go-kart 7“ (The guttural snarls of a vicious, rabid vocalist clawing at your throat. The crisp, punchy cadence only a live drum set could conjure. The penetrating, sharp-tongued lyricism spearheading songs covering topics most are too afraid to speak up on. With California’s RACE CAR, you get absolutely, positively, UNDOUBTEDLY, fucking none of that—not unless you consider songs about go-karts and in-school suspension to be “touchy”. No, you instead get four steaming, shitspeckled hot ones from a wannabe cowboy—RAYMOND aka SHRINK RAY—armed with nothing more than a drum machine, twang-loaded guitars, various mechanical noise-makers, and more importantly, an intense hankering for SPEED. No, not the amphetamine, I’m talkin’ SPEED: Race Car’s customary unit of measurement for HOW HARD HIS MINI-GAS-GUZZLERS TEAR UP SUBURBAN STREETS. Believe me, the quirky, garage-y nature of these pastoral earworms won’t detract from how much these songs’ll rip up the highway to your earholes, “hombre”— these records might as well be soaked in gasoline. Unlike Raymond’s later project, S.B.F., you’re not gonna want to expose this four-track EP to an open flame. Grippin’, rippin’, and straight-up scorchin’.) 6.00

ROHT - S/t 7“ (iron lung Stomping isolationist noise punk with a raging undercurrent of industry and primitivism from Reykjavik. This new EP, their first, shows a much noisier and angrier side of what was once an industrial solo project. All sung in Icelandic. Along with Dauðyflin, these folks are fostering a cold hardcore outsider vibe in a place that has had a rich tradition of punk/pop that's not widely known for it. A truly exciting discovery. Never under estimate the remote reaches of our community, you'll be zapped every time. 500 copies of heavy duty lacquer mastered black vinyl and glued pocket sleeve with art by Þórir Georg sit inside a hand embossed sealed envelope. A pure record. Includes a download.) 10.00

SCHIZOS - Fuck Iggy Pop 7“ (“Fuck Iggy Pop”—a crass, bluntly-put sentiment that couldn’t encapsulate Birmingham’s SCHIZO's any better—which, coincidentally enough, is another phrase that could easily be used to represent the Schizos: crass and bluntly-put. Being composed of nothing more than a vocalist—sounding as if he’s on the brink of mutually-assured destruction with everyone on the planet, a drummer making herself known through monotonous, drilling drum beats, and a synth player choosing to take a page out of the drummer’s book by keeping his aural eminence to a minimum, with sharp, quivering tones being his only contribution, it’s an absolute wonder how this record manages to make up for the vast pockets of negative space occupying its airwaves and remain engaging in spite of the sheer absurdity of their music. Devilish, deranged, and often times demented, the Schizo’s debut record is an oddly-captivating bout of synthpunk that probably doesn’t deserve to be nearly as good as it is—then again, people were probably saying the same sort of shit about Iggy Pop, right?) 6.00


AB BAARS & TERRIE EX - shifting sands LP (“After a sixteen year recording hiatus, the unusual pair of Ab Baars & Terrie Ex (The Ex) are finally together again in the studio. Terrie, wicked grin, tilting his head like a dog hearing an instruction to back off, jumps straight out of a favorite children’s book. The Menace from Wormer. And Ab, stepping right out of Fitzgerald’s Jazz Age. Nothing if not a gentleman: impeccably dressed, soft-spoken, well-mannered. An unlikely match if ever there was one. And yet...” —Guy Peters • First new improvised jazz album from duo after sixteen-year hiatus) 18.00

AMPS FOR CHRIST - Plains Of Alluvial LP (water wing - "The alluvial fans on the south side of the San Gabriel mountains are some of the biggest anywhere. I ended a twelve year relationship and moved into my friend's house in east Claremont only about 100 yards from the San Antonio River, on the center of that giant alluvial plain. I made instruments in a falling down garage and in the front of the house built a studio. It was the end of me in MAN IS THE BASTARD and the birth of me returning to folk, but bringing hardcore and noise back with me. I started calling it Folk-core meaning folk and hardcore mixed together and Musnic meaning musical noise. I had at that studio a Hammond S-6 chord organ, pure tube electronics. with no mechanical tone wheel to derive the sounds. I circuit bent it to produce the sounds of bodrahns and bagpipes, sounds I have always loved. It has 60-80 vacuum tubes in it! A small little organ designed by John Hannert for Hammond; and one was used on Magical Mystery Tour. I had been writing AMPS FOR CHRIST on all the amps and oscillators I made, so it ended up being my new name. The Plains of Alluvial felt meant to be, everything, the name, the recordings just seemed to fall in place. I took the tape to Dennis of Shrimper Records and he agreed to release it."—HENRY BARNES. Now reissued for the first time ever. The Amps For Christ debut cassette as a full-length LP with covers letter-pressed by Stumptown Printers. Limited to 500 copies.) 18.00

ARNOLD DREYBLATT AND THE ORCHESTRA OF EXCITED STRINGS - Propellers In Love LP (superior viaduct - Arnold Dreyblatt has been called “the most rock ‘n’ roll of all the composers to emerge from New York’s downtown scene in the 1970s.” Dreyblatt founded The Orchestra Of Excited Strings in 1979, harnessing unusual tuning intervals to an exuberant performance style. Propellers In Love, the Orchestra’s second album – originally released in 1986 on the Stasch imprint, in conjunction with the contemporary art space Künstlerhaus Bethanien – develops Dreyblatt’s rhythmically exacting exploration of the glittering resonances and overtones generated by an ensemble of uniquely-altered stringed instruments and drums. On Propellers In Love, simple song titles – “Odd & Even,” “Harmonics,” “Bowing” – belie intricate harmonic structures. Dreyblatt’s modified instruments – a contrabass and miniature piano fitted with piano wire along with violin, all tuned in just intonation – undergo the Orchestra’s rapid, staccato attacks. Sparkling timbres dance above interlocking rhythmic patterns moored by sparse yet propulsive percussion (“Pedal Tone Dance” and the title track). Throughout, the Orchestra’s perpetual motion achieves a tremulous and exquisite density. Thirty years since its initial release, Propellers In Love remains a peerless work of second-generation American minimalism. This first-time domestic release is recommended for fans of Glenn Branca, Ellen Fullman and Charlemagne Palestine.) 22.00

BAD BREEDING - divide LP (iron lung - BAD BREEDING from Stevenage return with their second LP in less than a year. In that time the world has become a melting pot of hate, absurdity and on the brink of destruction and Bad Breeding have made a record that sums up these dark, dense and claustrophobic times. Once again the relentless rhythm section drives the sound with guitar work that is squealing and immense alongside vocals that spit bile and razor-sharp lyrics. Standouts include "The More the Merrier"—which sounds like prime Icons of Filth from 1985 whilst last track "Endless Impossibility" is a five-minute-plus dirge that hits hard like Killing Joke but with more noise and chaos. On Divide Bad Breeding have upped the intensity and made an even stronger album. Rather than being self-released, they have now joined La Vida Es un Mus in Europe and Iron Lung in the States. Includes a download.)  20.00
BEHAVIOR - Bitter Bitter LP (iron lung - Bitter Bitte' was written and recorded in Los Angeles early last fall, just before the latest drought broke, and just before a cynical national election made the ongoing arrangement very plain. It’s a simple music, crafted according to a shifting ad hoc agreement between three friends who try and share the labor, who borrow promiscuously from whatever finds them, who try and garner enough space to intuit a next stumbling move in restless hopscotch across a pop music tradition that has tallied an unlivable inheritance of promises. There’s a desire for tension, a desire for fraudulent postures, a desire for drama and its perverse digressions. The song is traversed by other songs, the voice is traversed by other voices, the singer never held the title to their own tongue—nosing uninvited into darkened houses for what’s ripe and fermenting. The title of the record is a translation of the name given to the ocean on a Babylonian map thought to be the oldest depiction of the world. The cover is a mask of swatches. A shroud of ribbons. Bitter Bitter is an imprint and an agitation, wrapped like a circus in an exterminator’s tent. Countless fluttering images hoisted like flags above countless shrinking islands in a rising sea. Contempt, mercy, grief and good will. Is it a timely attitude? Includes a download.) 20.00

BERT JANSCH - Rosemary Lane LP (superior viaduct - By the time Rosemary Lane was released in 1971, Bert Jansch had covered a great deal of territory on numerous albums as a solo artist, collaborations with John Renbourn and records by the band in which he and Renbourn sang and played guitar, Pentangle. Returning to the intimate economy of his self-titled debut LP from a half-dozen or so years earlier, Rosemary Lane was recorded on portable equipment by engineer/producer Bill Leader and featured Jansch with no accompaniment save his guitar and voice. Rosemary Lane has elements of many of the styles Jansch covered in his extraordinarily eclectic career — from the folk and blues that were his bedrock to medieval music — yet cuts to the heart of his strength as spell-binding storyteller and empathic interpreter of isolation and want. Occasional instrumentals vary the mood that, like much of his work, is usually somber and introspective.) 25.00

BERT JANSCH - Birthday Blues LP (superior - Bert Jansch’s freewheeling fifth album, Birthday Blues, occupies a unique place in his solo discography. Released in 1969, the same year Basket of Light propelled Pentangle into the UK pop charts, Birthday Blues almost sounds like a Pentangle LP missing John Renbourn and Jacqui McShee. Backed-up by bandmates Danny Thompson and Terry Cox, Jansch neither holds back his characteristic moodiness nor takes himself too seriously. What’s more, Jansch is in love. Heather Rosemary Sewell isn’t just the inspiration for one of the song titles; she also designed the cover, whose Hans Feurer front photo shows Bert holding the couple’s puppy. With just enough of a Donovanesque pop sense, Pentangle producer Shel Talmy keeps the overall feel of these recordings fresh, warm and immediate. ) 25.00

BOSTON STRANGLER - Outcast  LP (fun with - The band's long out of print 2010 demo tape finally gets the superior vinyl treatment. contains all five tracks and the previously unheard alt version of outcast as a bonus. widely considered a "modern classic" since day one, this is Boston Hardcore in it's purest, most perfectly executed form. It belongs in a museum.) 17.00

BRAVEYOUNG - Misery And Pride LP (flenser - Portland OR’s Braveyoung return with a new album of somber instrumentals entitled Misery And Pride.While arranging the details for this release, founding member Isaac Jones was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident. He has since recovered, and Braveyoung are eager for their long-awaited second album to see the light of day. The album unfolds like an ominous premonition of the turbulent years since its completion. Brooding drones and chamber string arrangements shape these stripped-down eulogies, but the menace of their punk roots remains. The album takes its name from text in Czech author Milan Kundera’s novel, Ignorance.) 18.00

CAVITY - Supercollider LP (final warning -Reissue of CAVITY's 1999 Man's Ruin CD-only release, now for the first time ever on vinyl. "Supercollider is straight up my favorite record by Cavity... from beginning to end, total damage and the sincerest of despair from one of their finest incarnations. this is one of, if not THE record, that captures the essence of the South Florida heavy music scene... for me, anyway."—Gary Mader, EYEHATEGOD) 23.00

CIVILIZED - chopping block LP (youth attack - Despite their geographic isolation, Denver's CIVILIZED have emerged as elites in the hardcore underground. Building upon their stellar Dust and Blood EP, they unveil 13 new songs with a mastery that surpasses their influences. This is how eternal US Hardcore is made: raise the standard with scrutiny and persistence, smash all that is mediocre with brute force and aspire toward truth by eliminating all that is not real. Through these aims, CIVILIZED unveils a classic. Chopping Block is a tour de force of modern hardcore—a barrage of hooks and jaw-dropping shifts delivered in a burst of youthful fury. Zach Reini's vocals astound as he leads the way in a sequence of perfectly executed compositions that balance time-honored motifs with dizzying variety. Engineered by Will Killingsworth at Dead Air Studios, with an unforgettable cover shot by acclaimed photographer Daniel Shea, CIVILIZED has laid your neck on the line. ) 18.00

CLOAK/DAGGER - I Want Everything LP (self released - Third LP from Richmond/DC's CLOAK/DAGGER. The long overdue follow up to 2009's Lost Art, Cloak/Dagger deliver 9 new tracks of garage punk goodness. Its the first release in eight years from Richmond, VA garage-punk band, Cloak Dagger. Released via the band's own label, Quit Life in 2017.) 14.00

CROOKED BANGS - II LP (nervous intent - Nervous Intent records is excited to be releasing the new CROOKED BANGS LP! Crooked Bangs are from Austin, and are proud purveyors of a distinct musical form of the freakiness for which that city is so well-noted. Crooked Bangs could be described as dark punk noir, with brooding guitar and bass lines, Phillip Gonzalez' relentlessly powerful drumming, and smoky French/English hybrid style vocals from Leda Ginestra - but the energy and overall vibe delve deep into the a distinctive sonic playing field and atmosphere akin to early Sub Pop singles club releases. Samantha (guitarist) has a distinct guitar style that is reminiscent of the more-innovative second-wave Crass Records bands such as Rudimentary Peni, 90's heavy-but-melodic noise rock like Babes In Toyland, and the noisier side of UK82 HC, while the whole band's sound remains resolutely modern and compatible with the dark garage ouvre from stalwarts such as Lost Sounds. Crooked Bangs' new album is called II. It was recorded by Ian Rundell (Ghetto Ghouls) and mastered at Enormous Door by Jack Control (Severed Head of State)) 15.00

CULTURE SHOCK - same LP (youth attack - Urban life promises many rewards—lies that foster complacency and addiction. In the cities where these hotbeds fester, we observe in real time how societies fail. After a period of crisis, horrifying acts are normalized. Drugs become one's identity, hype is power, ego is abuse.  For the lone wolves and free thinkers disgusted by the mainstream echo chamber, they scorn the idea of getting along with self-proclaimed role models and their bland, conventional "fun." CULTURE SHOCK is a fist in the teeth of the Good Life, with an outrageous vendetta to take out the entitled parasites ruining the world. CULTURE SHOCK's debut is an unapologetic and relentless pummel of US hardcore. Each of these 10 anthems delivers a feral intensity that we've come to expect from the Denver scene. Recorded on analog tape in Denver, Colorado and mixed and mastered by Will Killingsworth at Dead Air Studios, maniacal vocalist Geoff D. sums it up it best when he proclaims "The Pack is small, but the bite is hard!" ) 18.00

DEAR NORA - Mountain Rock LP (orindal - Orindal Records is proud to present the first ever vinyl edition of Dear Nora's 2004 lo-fi folk pop classic, Mountain Rock. As a special pre-order bonus, we are offering exclusive, limited edition colored vinyl LPs & t-shirt bundles. Quantities are limited, so order yours now! I wrote the songs that appear on Mountain Rock during the time of George W. Bush’s early presidency, the 9/11 attacks and the beginning of the Iraq war. I recorded the majority of the songs during winter in rural Arizona at the end of 2003, after returning home from a Dear Nora tour of Sweden. “Hey Ya!” by Outkast had just been released, and it was playing everywhere. Overall I think this album is about bliss and terror, and how interactions with wilderness and humanity can provoke those emotions. Here’s a guide to the songs: “The Lonesome Border, Pt. 1” is a breakup song. But I think at the time I was also unintentionally conveying deep existential dread.) 19.00

DOUG TUTTLE - Peace Potato LP (trouble in mind - Massachusetts songwriter Doug Tuttle returns with his third solo album, “Peace Potato”, once again on Chicago label Trouble In Mind Records. His 2013 solo debut (after fronting his longtime psychedelic band, MMOSS) was an insular and foggy psychedelic masterpiece punctuated by Tuttle’s stinging guitar leads, accented by flashes of bedroom Fairport /Crazy Horse brilliance, towing the line nimbly between elegance and ragged assurance. We last saw Tuttle on “It Calls On Me”, his 2015 sophomore album, which pushed his songwriting toward further clarity and melody; “Peace Potato” shakes it all down with Tuttle’s strongest batch of songs yet. “Peace Potato” introduces itself with the horn-laden, honeydripper,“Bait The Sun”, a classic Tuttle tune; downer pop melodies coloring a hypnagogic landscape. RIYL: Woods, Kurt Vile, Solar Motel Band, Steve Gunn, Gun Outfit, Promised Land Sound, Ultimate Painting) 20.00

ENISUM - seasons of desolation DLP (avantgarde . A work of both breathtaking beauty and majestic misery, Seasons of Desolation easily surpasses Enisum's previous works, both in terms of songwriting - which here scales greater heights and lower depths, as well as offering tracks that aim for the epicness of previous works and also more concise shots of aggression/atmosphere - and especially in production, where a superior mastering job was undertaken by American producer Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Bosse de Nage etc) at The Atomic Garden Studio. No small amount of detail was left untouched, with the aim being to create a canvas that pulls on the listener's heartstrings as well as ruin his/her soul. Since the touring activity after Arpitanian Lands became more and more demanding, founding vocalist/guitarist Lys - who was solely in charge for writing and recording their very early albums - consolidated Enisum's lineup by adding members Dead Soul (perhaps Italy's best black metal drummer at the moment), bassist Leynir, and female vocalist Epheliin. Together, they've delivered a jaw-droppingly expansive and emotional album in Seasons of Desolation, and the record by which the name Enisum shall be on the tongues of metal/music fans worldwide.) 20.00

FORSEEN HKI - Grave Danger LP (20 buck spin - Returning a few years and a few tours after their debut album Helsinki Savagery set the world ablaze, Finland’s Foreseen HKI are back with the topically resonant savage crossover burst Grave Danger, their second album for 20 Buck Spin. Continuing the direction of its predecessor, this album delivers the punishingly relentless pace and aggression now firmly established by the band’s iron hammer. Scraping, throat-ripping vocals with lacerating thrash hardcore breakdowns twist seamlessly with an 80s heavy metal tenacity, exemplified on tracks like “Fearmonger,”,“Bloodline” and “Chemical Heritage.” The band embraces social commentary and critique throughout, as heard in “Government Cuts” and “Suicide Bomber,” for example. With new albums from several of the leading crossover bands of the current era being released in early 2017, Foreseen HKI are set to carry the banner for the United Forces representing Finland and Europe in a genre particularly known and grown in the U.S. — a perfect moment in time to unleash the fury of a politically-minded, no-joke European invasion into North America.) 20.00

FUOCO FATOU - Backwater DLP (profound lore - Fuoco Fatuo was born in 2011, in the middle of the ghastly lakes of Varese, Italy. Starting out as an occult and oppressive death / doom band with an eerie and gloomy debut album The Viper Slithers In The Ashes Of What Remains, which followed several EPs, they explore the darkest and most desolate spaces through a sickened development of sound, like a flood of impenetrable black magma. Their new album Backwater is a massive and suffocating funeral doom opus, focused on the distressing awareness of the nothingness, transcendence in the oblivion, and feeding on the black void. The relationship between the state of mind and nature, desolation, and the vast sense of distance are also main themes. An introspective, mournful journey, deeply rooted into the unknown. • Follow up to their 2014 debut by one of Europe’s best and most prominent funeral death / doom bands) 32.00

FULL OF HELL - Trumpeting Ecstasy LP (prfound lore - Maryland / Pennsylvania experimental death-noise band Full Of Hell have embarked on quite the journey leading up to the their latest full-length album Trumpeting Ecstasy, their most punishing, virulent, and dynamic work to date. The embryonic beginnings of Full of Hell displayed their palette at its most primitive: d-beat and blast-ridden hardcore punk, with spats of noise and caustic rhythm. After the release of their Profound Lore Records debut Full Of Hell & Merzbow in late 2014, their third full-length album, the band began to truly come into their own, combining elements of their previous sound with grindcore, death / black metal, sonically laden power electronics and industrial pounding. The band followed this up with a direct collaboration album with The Body and several EPs, one of them being their most-recent split 7-inch with Nails (which debuted on #2 on the Billboard Top 100 Singles Chart). The band builds upon their Merzbow collaboration and the releases succeeding it with this latest—going into God City Studios with Kurt Ballou at the production helm, the result is their best and strongest. Sky tearing and sonically cataclysmic, this aural deluge also features guest appearances by Aaron Turner (Sumac / Old Man Gloom / Mamiffer / Isis), Nate Newton (Converge / Old Man Gloom), Andrew Nolan (Column Of Heaven / The Endless Blockade), and Canadian singer/songwriter Nicole Dollanganger.) 22.00

GOLDEN PELICANS - Disciples Of Blood LP (goner - The third thug rock masterpiece from these Orlando miscreants lays waste to the land with gruff voice and loud, raw guitar backed by in-pocket bass and drums. As of late, their boot-stomp beat has been ringing true across the land—born of Slade and AC/DC, Rose Tattoo and Coloured Balls, it’s the sound shared by punkers Slaughter And The Dogs and modern acts such as Melbourne’s Power. Golden Pelicans blends this blast with only the strongest essences of punk, hardcore, and metal on Disciples Of Blood, their latest album. Guitar attack has been given more space to do its damage, and the band moves into a new, even more aggressive direction. Check out the cover, once again by Mac Blackout—this time the mayhem has been taken from black and white into full-color carnage. Just as their live shows are guaranteed ceiling-breakers, this album rages from note one to note last, perfect to accompany late-night speeding through residential back alleys, smashing bottles and crashing into trash cans. “Break the cosmos, with your mind!” seems an appropriate and possible goal when screamed at you by vocalist Erik Grincewicz. And remember... it ain’t psychedelic until you kill someone, and this record is psychedelic as hell.) 17.00

GRINNING DEATH'S HEAD - blood war LP (youth attack - After five secluded years of death worship and occult study, GRINNING DEATH'S HEAD calls forth Blood War. A mature work of painstaking devotion, it presents nature as an evil force propelling life toward a violent demise.  Where past recordings assaulted with crude provocation, Blood War deploys a newfound clarity that builds upon previous achievements. The basement haze of years past is stripped away, revealing spatial chasms that resound with sinister majesty. With the addition of conspirators M. McCoy and I. Jacyszyn, J. Wood commands with a fierce compositional focus. ) 18.00

JESSICA MOSS - Pools Of Light LP (constellation - Jessica Moss is best known as violinist, backing vocalist and co-composer with the acclaimed cult chamber-punk band Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, the avant-klezmer group Black Ox Orkestar, and for her involvement in multiple records by Carla Bozulich’s Evangelista and two albums by Vic Chesnutt. Having made six full-length albums and toured extensively with Mt. Zion from 2001-2014, Moss began performing solo work two years ago as that band went on hiatus, leading to mesmerizing solo appearances at ATP Festival, Le Guess Who? Festival, the Basilica Hudson 24-Hour Drone, the Winnipeg New Music Festival and the Montréal Museum of Contemporary Art, among others. Pools Of Light is her first full-length solo album, following the 2015 self-released cassette Under Plastic Island (recorded with Guy Picciotto of Fugazi). 25.00

JONI VOID - Selfless LP (constellation -Joni Void is the newly minted pseudonym of producer Jean Cousin – known previously in the Soundcloud, Bandcamp and other online communities as Johnny Ripper. A self-taught musician making tracks since he was 14 years old and living in Lille, France, Cousin moved to Montréal in 2012 to pursue Film Studies. He plunged into the city’s fertile DIY/loft scene and in a spirited transformation, evolved from cloistered bedroom/virtual persona to highly engaged organizer and performer. Cousin has self-released a cavalcade of original albums and remixes since 2011; Selfless is his debut release on a record label. Selfless is chock full of stand-out tracks that work in isolation but also make for a wonderfully complex, coherent and compelling album of experimental plunderphonics. Joni Void presents a debut album that balances the freeform spirit of sampledelica with the conceptual, emotive and stylistic specificity of individual songcraft, to glorious effect. Thanks for listening.  ) 25.00

JULIE BYRNE - Rooms With Walls and Windows LP (back in stock - Rooms With Walls and Windows is the first album by Seattle-by-way-of-Chicago-by-way-of-Buffalo singer, songwriter & guitarist Julie Byrne. Blending psychedelic & traditional folk elements, Julie Byrne creates a highly personal & quietly mystical world that echoes the early work of Leonard Cohen & Vashti Bunyan. Rooms With Walls and Windows' twelve tracks were collected from two limited edition cassette releases, recorded between 2011 & 2012 by Jake Acosta in Chicago, IL. Each song was recorded live, with Julie accompanying herself on fingerpicked acoustic guitar or keyboard. Rooms With Walls & Windows was lovingly remastered for vinyl by Owen Ashworth & Matthew Barnhart. "The songs of Julie Byrne are hushed and mysterious. Close-miked within the natural reverb of windowless rooms, utilising fingerpicked nylon-stringed guitar and Byrne's rich sequestered voice, they unfold from bare folk simplicity to abstracted tales of home life and longing that conjure up a simultaneous feeling of warm cabin intimacy and a deep interior sadness." - MOJO Magazine) 18.00

KARIMA WALKER- Hands in Our Names LP (orindal - Hands in Our Names, the first full-length album from Tucson, Arizona experimental musician Karima Walker, is a hypnotizing patchwork of drone, folk, psychedelia, field recordings and tape loops. Equal parts gorgeous and abrasive, comforting and confounding, Hands in Our Names builds abstract song-collages from disparate sonic components, isolating and harmonizing a wild array of instruments and textures across the span of twelve interwoven tracks. Hands in Our Names is dizzyingly abstract at moments, but taken as a whole, the album moves like a half-remembered travelogue, with Walker's understated, measured and beautiful singing voice acting as a compassionate tour guide through a wrecked landscape. The Orindal edition of Hands in Our Names is a remixed, resequenced and remastered version of a self-released 2016 cassette that went out of print almost immediatel) 19.00

LITTLE WINGS - light green leaves LP (gnomg - For the last two decades Little Wings (Kyle Field) has been quietly building a kingdom of lyrically and melodically incomparable alt-folk songs. In a treasure trove of hundreds of songs and twelve unique albums, one Little Wings record sparkles with a particularly iridescent sheen... the drifter-pop, lo-fi masterpiece Light Green Leaves. In 2002, Kyle Field released Light Green Leaves on three formats (cassette, vinyl, CD). Each format bore different versions of the same songs in various states of refinement. The tape was solo demo recordings made on a hand-held recorder. The vinyl was loosey-goosey studio experimentation around the major themes. And the CD contained the polished precious stones. This latter, definitive version of Little Wings' indie classic Light Green Leaves is now available on vinyl for the first time ever! Light Green Leaves features spare and eclectic percussion, surfy electrics and sandy nylon strings, rolling bass lines, an occasional sci-fi keyboard, and Kyle Field singing along with himself in unpracticed harmonies. Compositions are assembled with care and playful intuition like tiny stick-and-leaf fairy houses. Shrink down, climb inside, and enter a fantastic inner world. A personal mythology unfolds in Light Green Leaves amidst naturalistic melodies and truly masterful wordplay. Whimsy is the lyrical modality of choice, but these song-poems are no less profound for their impish nature. The songs sometimes feel like nursery rhymes from another dimension populated entirely by Kyle Field. This album, and the man behind it are of the sand and surf. Just like Kyle, these tunes are open-hearted ramblers, with long sunny days tangled in their salty hair, and a constellation of roguish twinkles in their eyes.) 20.00

MAC DEMARCO - This Old Dog LP (captured tracks - Before you ancients out there turn your heads and scoff at the premise of a twenty-something rock-and-roll goofball calling himself an old-anything, consider this: said perpetrator, he who answers to the name Mac DeMarco, has spent the better part of his time thus far writing, recording, and releasing an album of his own music pretty much every calendar flip, and pretty much on his own. The fresh meat you’re now feasting on, This Old Dog, makes for his fifth in just over half a decade—bringing the total to 3 LPs and 2 EPs. According to the DMV, MacBriare Samuel Lanyon DeMarco is 26. But in working-dog years, ol’ Mac here could easily qualify for social security. To stay gold, turns out all he needed was some new tricks.) 25.00

Clear vinyl 26.00

MACHO BOYS - same LP (neck chop - Portland’s MACHO BOYS are many things: A punk band. Feminists. Partial wrestling enthusiasts, etcetera etcetera. But as far as most listeners are concerned, Macho Boys should be commended for being one thing in particular: '80s hardcore revivalists. As the group’s name would imply, Macho Boys’ debut LP is a non-stop spasm of light, pummeling rhythms in the vein of highly-revered hardcore classics, specifically the likes of Minor Threat, and boasts a sharp, angular sound accordingly. In a Coors-fueled love letter—à la the great Texas Rattlesnake—Macho Boys storm through their 16-minute runtime with jagged discharges of puerile hardcore beatitude, not only managing to recapture the youthful energy of the treasured hardcore acts of yesteryear, but also make the sound their own through inflammatory, equally-playful tonality needed to better suit the social commentary at hand… as well as an honorary hymn dedicated to the one and only Stone Cold Steve Austin, of course. Needless to say, this record is an absolute blast; and people say you can’t catch lightning in a bottle.) 14.00

MOON DUO - Occult Architecture Vol. 2 LP (sacred bones - Offering a cosmic glimpse into the hidden patterning embedded in everything, Occult Architecture reflects the harmonious duality of these light and dark energies through the Chinese theory of Yin and Yang. Following the Yin (feminine, darkness, night, earth) represented on Occult Architecture Vol. 1, Vol. 2 presents the Yang.) 20.00

Blue Vinyl 21.00

MOUNT EERIE - A Crow Looked At Me LP (pw elvrum - A new Mount Eerie album unlike anything else in the Mount Eerie or Microphones back catalog. Eleven stark songs about basic deep grief, loss, real death, love, significance and non-significance, reality. Nothing wise or learned, just the described experience of living through unimaginable domestic obliteration, with names and dates. contains: 11 songs, 42 minutes, very nice sounding vinyl, foil stamped front and back covers, heavy old style gatefold tip-on jacket with special Neenah “Slide” paper as the inner liner, silver on black, all the lyrics, double sided art poster, free download card) 21.00

ORANSSI PAZUZU - Kosmonument DLP (20 buck spin - Since 2013 Finland’s Oranssi Pazuzu has released two critically lauded full length albums via 20 Buck Spin in North America, 2013’s Valonielu and 2016’s Värähtelijä. Both albums showed the boundless enormity and remarkable uniqueness that this band alone creates. Are they a psych-influenced black metal band or a black-metal-influenced psych band? No one knows for sure and it doesn’t matter anyway—no other band bends these genres into such an extraordinarily cohesive whole. For most in North America, the Oranssi Pazuzu black hole only came into focus with the aforementioned last two albums. However, the band has previously recorded and released two full length albums and a split LP. With their growing reputation here, their back catalog has become increasingly in demand. 20 Buck Spin will now present the band’s back catalog on various formats domestically for the first time. The Kosmonument 2xLP from 2012 was another huge leap forward for the band both musically and in terms of exposure. They signed to UMG-owned Spinefarm Records, which the album still calls home today. However the vinyl edition, a sprawling, triple-gatefold double album with some of the most incredible artwork in the band’s history, was only released in a small quantity in Europe with very few copies arriving in North America. It will now see its first domestic vinyl release in the same deluxe format.) 32.00

ORANSSI PAZUZU - Muukalainen Puhuu LP (20 buck spin - Since 2013 Finland’s Oranssi Pazuzu has released two critically lauded full length albums via 20 Buck Spin in North America, 2013’s Valonielu and 2016’s Värähtelijä. Both albums showed the boundless enormity and remarkable uniqueness that this band alone creates. Are they a psych-influenced black metal band or a black-metal-influenced psych band? No one knows for sure and it doesn’t matter anyway—no other band bends these genres into such an extraordinarily cohesive whole. For most in North America, the Oranssi Pazuzu black hole only came into focus with the aforementioned last two albums. However, the band has previously recorded and released two full length albums and a split LP. With their growing reputation here, their back catalog has become increasingly in demand. 20 Buck Spin will now present the band’s back catalog on various formats domestically for the first time.) 23.00

ORANSSI PAZUZU - Farmokologinen LP (Since 2013 Finland’s Oranssi Pazuzu has released two critically lauded full length albums via 20 Buck Spin in North America, 2013’s Valonielu and 2016’s Värähtelijä. Both albums showed the boundless enormity and remarkable uniqueness that this band alone creates. Are they a psych-influenced black metal band or a black-metal-influenced
psych band? No one knows for sure and it doesn’t matter anyway—no other band bends these genres into such an extraordinarily cohesive whole. For most in North America, the Oranssi Pazuzu black hole only came into focus with the aforementioned last two albums. However, the band has previously recorded and released two full length albums and a split LP. With their growing reputation here, their back catalog has become increasingly in demand. 20 Buck Spin will now present the band’s back catalog on various formats domestically for the first time.) 17.00

PIN GROUP - Go To Town 12“ (superior viaduct - New Zealand's Pin Group emerged out of the early '80s Christchurch scene and, with just two stunning singles and one brilliant five-song EP, have become an archetype for nearly all indie bands ever since.  Ambivalence was not only The Pin Group's hypnotic debut, but also the very first release on Flying Nun. While guitarist Roy Montgomery, bassist Ross Humphries and drummer Peter Stapleton build off each other's jittery riffs, Montgomery's uncanny baritone pierces the torrential clangor. Conjuring both Wire's Chairs Missing and VU's White Light/White Heat, the band captures a truly unique sound – evocative, yet austere.) 17.00

PREDATORY LIGHT - s/t LP (The Predatory Light seeks to peel the mind and inseminate the spirit-cortex with the corrosive fluid of divine transgression.  After proving themselves with two celebrated demo cassettes and a split LP, Predatory Light unveils their self-titled debut full length.  While logically expanding upon the already distinct voice established on earlier releases and venturing down the same labyrinthine paths, the album also forges new ground for the band.  While much of the song-writing finds the band pushing further into the melodic unknown, there is simultaneously a paradoxical willful regression that witnesses the players more clearly exhibiting the influence of classic Greek, Italian, and South-American black metal.  It is precisely this ability to balance tradition with a single minded compositional freedom that makes the album so remarkable. P.S. featuring members of Ash Borer!) 18.00

PRIESTS - Nothing Feels Natural LP (sister - Nothing Feels Natural is the first full-length by Washington, D.C.'s PRIESTS. Recorded in the fall of 2016, the record is the culmination of two years' writing, touring, tweaking, and refining. Throughout that time the band has carved out an existence on its own terms,performing mostly all-ages shows booked via a network of like-minded artists both within and outside punk communities. The album represents a major step forward for Priests. It's the bands most stylistically diverse set of songs to date, expanding on their lo-fi post-punk bona-fides with ideas drawn from pop, R&B, and industrial noise. Thematically, Nothing can be understood as a series of vignettes—nine stories that crystallize into a bigger picture about the economics of human relationships, the invisibility of feminized labor, and the dual purpose of art for both the group and the individual. The album will be the first full-length LP released on Sister Polygon Records, the label that Priests founded and operate.) 17.00

PRIESTS - Bodies and Control and Money and Power LP (don giovanni - back in stock -Priests are the sort of band that is unafraid to look you right in the eye and beg answers to big questions. In early 2012, Priests began playing frantic post-punk, full of tempered tension and thoughtful rage and relentless energy that would come from living in the microcosm of institutional oppression that is DC. Their music conveys a sense of unmatched urgency in their smart, politically charged, noisy songs.) 17.00

PROTESTER - Hide From Reality LP (trash king - Protester emerged about five years ago as a one-man-band, a study in the isolation that such a lifestyle inevitably leads to. "Hide From Reality," their debut LP and first release as a full band, is their definitive statement as a group ready to raise the profile of DC hardcore to new heights. Free of the empty anthems and melodic intrusions of the worst of the genre, "Hide From Reality" is equally informed by the more nihilistic side of punk while retaining the harder edge of the fiercest in their class. With the top grade musicianship that only years on the road can bring, this record forcefully asserts their place at the top of the heap.) 14

RAKTA - III LP (iron lung - Brazil's RAKTA is back with six new powerfully feminine trips through the fog. Simultaneously claustrophobic and cavernous. You can feel pulsing bass and thundering battery intertwine, akin to a snake coiling around your leg, pulling you down into the murky vortex. A flourish of atmospheric keyboard and vocal clamor pulls you right back to the surface just in time to be sucker punched by silence. This garland will leave you reeling. Art by MATEUS MONDINI. Sounds by BERNARDO PACHECHO. Mastered by DANIEL HUSSAYN. Edition of 500 copies on black vinyl housed in a heavy duty sleeves.) 20.00

SLOWDIVE - s/t LP (dead oceans - "It felt like we were in a movie that had a totally implausible ending…" Slowdive's second act as a live blockbuster has already been rapturously received around the world. Highlights thus far include a festival-conquering, sea-of-devotees Primavera Sound performance, of which Pitchfork noted: "The beauty of their crystalline sound is almost hard to believe, every note in its perfect place.“ "It was just nice to realise that there was a decent amount of interest in it," says principal songwriter Neil Halstead. The UK shoegaze pioneers have now channelled such seemingly impossible belief into a fourth studio opus which belies his characteristic modesty. Self-titled with quiet confidence, Slowdive's stargazing alchemy is set to further entrance the faithful while beguiling a legion of fresh ears. The world has finally caught up with Slowdive. This movie could run and run…) 20.00

Silver vinyl Version 21.00

SPACE LADY - The Space Lady's Greatest Hits LP US PRESS (mississippi - US PRESS The Space Lady began her odyssey on the streets of San Francisco in the late 70s, playing versions of contemporary pop music an accordion and dressed flamboyantly, transmitting messages of peace and harmony. Following the theft of her accordion, The Space Lady invested in a then-new Casio keyboard, birthing an otherworldly new dimension to popular song that has captured the imaginations of the underground and its lead exponents ever since, with the likes of John Maus, Erol Alkan and Kutmah being devotees.  Of her early street sets, only one recording was made, self-released originally on cassette and then transferred to a home-made CD. "The Space Lady’s Greatest Hits"(LSSN021) features the best of these recordings - mostly covers but with some originals - pressed on vinyl for the first time and features archival photographs and liner notes from The Space Lady herself. “Greatest Hits” contains The Space Lady’s personal favourites; her haunting take on The Electric Prunes’ “I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night),” a frantic “Ballroom Blitz” amidst other reconstructed pop music. Included are also 4 originals that easily match for the Pop canon. Following the release of this archive, The Space Lady will be issuing new material and travelling the world to present her message outside the United States for the first time.) 18.00

TARA JANE O'NEIL - same LP (Tara Jane O'Neil describes her latest album "Self Titled" as a "singer songwriter"  endeavor. At the invitation and by the design of Mark Greenberg (The Coctails), half of this record was recorded mostly live at Wilco’s Loft Studio in Chicago with a band that included James Elkington, Gerald Dowd, Nick Macri, and Greenberg himself. Another half was made in TJO’s home studio in California with Devin Hoff, Wilder Zoby, Walt McClements and string supervisor Jim James. This album also features the voices of Chris Cohen, Carolyn Pennypacker-Riggs and Joan Shelley. Tara Jane ONeil plays guitar, bass, keyboards and percussion.) 17.00

TEWOLDE REDDA - Eritrea's Guitar Pioneer, 1970-73 LP (domino sound - 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.) 18.00

TINY VIPERS - Laughter LP (badabing - Since the release of her sophomore album Life On Earth, Seattle-based musician Jesy Fortino has become a civil engineer. While studying at University of Washington to pursue a wholly new life direction, she wrote and recorded Tiny Viper’s Laughter. Although it seems like a deviation from the singer-songwriter albums Fortino released on Sub Pop, it continues early works such as Empire Prism, and later instrumentals such as her 2015 contribution to the Ambience series (Box Bedroom Rebels) and her collaborations with Rafael Anton Irisarri and Liz Harris (Mirroring / Grouper). Though previous works like Hands Across the Void and Life On Earth are collections of songs, just underneath their façade simmers a raw emotional expression that goes beyond words. Laughter is the result of experiments deconstructing pop tropes. Fortino takes inspiration from early electronic pioneers like Florian Fricke of Popol Vuh, as well as the raw experimentation of ’80s proto-industrial tape culture. Additionally, she carries the seemingly disparate influences of Slava Tsukerman’s Liquid Sky soundtrack and Meredith Monk’s exercise in turning the human voice into a spectral instrument. The apprehension that comes along with attempting something new and challenging is captured in the fragile structure of these compositions, which threaten to fall apart almost as soon as they come together.) 18.00

WOODS - love is love LP (woodsists - But what are we looking for from the art we enjoy? Escapism? A reckoning with harsh reality? A temporary shared hallucination? Music can heal because it presents the pain of being human as universal. Love is Love was written and recorded in the two months immediately following the election, but it’s not a record borne entirely of angry, knee-jerk reaction to what America is becoming. Instead, it’s a meditation on love, and on what life means now. Taking cues from last year’s City Sun Eater in the River of Light, it feels very much like a record made from living, shoulder to shoulder, in a major city: weaving psychedelic swirls of guitar between languid horns reminiscent of the best Ethiopian jazz—Love is Love is a distinctly New York record. It is a document of protest in uncertain times and an open-hearted rejection of cynicism in favor of emotional honesty. It is bright, and then, unexpectedly, a little dark sometimes too.) 18.00

V/A - Honeybeat - Groovy '60s Girl-pop  LP (real gone music - Hey, ‘60s pop collectors…do you suppose there might be some killer rare tracks lurking inside the Sony archives? Yeah, that’s what we thought, too…so we enlisted girl group expert extraordinaire SHEILA BURGEL (producer of the Grammy-nominated box set One Kiss Can Lead to Another: Girl Group Sounds Lost & Found and the Japanese girl pop series Nippon Girls among other prodigious collecting feats) to go tape spelunking and see what she could come up with. And man, was THAT a good decision—cuz Sheila (and Sony Legacy producer ROB SANTOS) have emerged triumphantly from their journey into the deepest nooks and crannies of the Sony vaults with 19 fantastic girl pop finds that sound like they shoulda been, coulda been hits had anybody heard them the first time around! Presson 180-gram, violet vinyl in gatefold jackets. Limited to 1,200 copies) 29.00

V/A - I Believe I'll Go Back Home LP (mississippi - A sequel (of sorts) to the I Don't Feel At Home In this World Anymore compilation. The stone cold beautiful African guitar playing and singing of Sabelo and G. Wayawaya, the intense Native American country music of Jenks "Tex" Carman, the great Tex Mex of Lydia Mendoza, the heavy hypnotic Cajun sounds of Amede Ardion and Dennis McGee, the shimmeringly beautiful singing and playing of the Genial Hawaiians, the deep deep deep Rembetika of Marika Papagika, the soulful gospel of Blind Willie Davis, the sacred Indian sounds of T.R Mahalingham and Khansahib Abdul Karim Khan, the early Jewish mysticism of Max Leibowitz, the dark Cuban rumbles of Sexteto Bologna and much more. Here we have a diverse cross section of the worlds music—a unifying sound during divisive times. Old school "tip on" cover.) 17.00

V/A - I Woke Up One Morning In May LP  (mississippi - A Mississippi Records blues compilation from way back when.  Made up of all time great 78's from the late 1920's and early 1930's.  Some heavy duty tunes such as Sam Collins' "Lonesome Road", The Kansas City Butterball Lottie Kimbrough's "Lost Lover Blues", Buster Johnson's "Undertaker Blues", Blind Blakes' "Rope Stretchin Blues", Elvie Thomas's "Motherless Child Blues" and many more.  All killer, no filler.  ) 17.00


FELL VOICES / ASH BORER - split TAPE (Ash Borer and Fell Voices both present a single Untitled track, and each one displays the incredible amount of growth and progress the respective band has made over the past couple years. Sometimes very atmospheric, sometimes very intense. Always brilliant. Black vinyl only. Includes two-sided insert and patch. Artwork by RAINBATH Visual.) 7.00

ASH BORER - bloodlands TAPE (psychic - Ash Borer has become well known as a power in the US metal scene in a relatively short period of time. Beginning with their split LP with Fell Voices in early 2011 released on vinyl by Gilead Media/Eternal Warfare, self-titled LP on Pesanta Urfolk in late 2011, and most recently their critically lauded full-length CD, Cold of Ages, on Profound Lore in 2012. Ash Borer have gone through a gradual evolution over the course of these releases, tightening their sound and expanding their scope. On their self-titled LP Ash Borer began experimenting with noise and ambient components after the addition of a permanent fifth member. On Cold of Ages, and through live shows, this experimentation developed into an integral aspect of Ash Borer’s sound, always providing great layering to music that was already very atmospheric. On Bloodlands the band travels further into this territory, exploring greater textures and pushing the ambience and atmosphere even further to the forefront of their songs.) 6.00

ASH BORER - demo TAPE (psychic - Finally repressed as a tape This is ASH BORER'S 2009 demo, remixed and mastered at Mammoth Sound Studios.) 7.00

ASH BORER - cold of ages TAPE (psychic - Arcata’s Ash Borer formed several years ago and in just a short time was recognized as one of the most prominent black metal bands from California. With a style of raw black metal that is bleak and atmospheric as well as harsh and searing, the group is aligned with such elite artists as the (now defunct) Weakling, Xasthur and Leviathan, along with the Black Twlight Circle (Volhan, Arizmenda, Dolovotre, etc.) and the Rhinocervs cult (Odz Manouk and Tukaaria). Their first demo, released in 2009, was just a mere glimpse of the coming sonic storm unleashed over the following years: a split EP with Santa Cruz’s Fell Voices, an acclaimed self-titled debut album, and a series of decimating live shows.) 7.00

BAD MOVES - s/t TAPE (don giovanni - Formed in Washington, D.C. in the summer of 2015, Bad Moves is David Combs (guitar), Emma Cleveland (bass), Katie Park (guitar), and Daoud Tyler-Ameen (drums). On November 18, Don Giovanni Records will release the band’s self-titled debut EP. It includes four songs recorded at Lurch, a studio run by Danny Saperstein (Flasher) and Owen Wuerker (Big Hush).) 7.00

V/A - Ghost Woman Blues / I'm In A Strange Town CASSETTE (Two Mississippi compilations on one tape! 'Ghost Woman Blues' is a compilation of absolutely must have country blues.  A mix of well known artists playing their signature songs and more obscure musicians.  Highlights include Bukka White's elemental "Fixin' to die", Lottie Kimbroughs' seldom heard "Don't Speak To Me", George Carters' haunting "Ghost Woman Blues", Willie Browns' existential "Future Blues", Monroe Moe Jackson's wild "Go Away From My Door" and many more hits.  'I'm In A Strange Town' is a compilation of top notch Gospel and blues recorded between 1927 and 1967.  A mix of very well known artists such as Blind Lemon Jefferson, Gary Davis and Robert Wilkins and more obscure folks like John Lee and Charles White.  Ripping guitar work outs, soulful ballads, loping drunken jug bands and more.  All songs are on the theme of travel, death and transcendence.  Got an existential crisis?  This may be the cassette for you.  ) 7.00

V/A - My Intention Is War / Seven Skeletons Found In the Yard CASSETTE  ( Two Mississippi compilations on one tape! 'My Intention Is War' is a compilation of Calypso classics from Trinidad recorded between 1928 and 1948 by well known masters of the form such as The Roaring Lion, Attila the Hun, Lionel Belasco and Lord Invader, as well as by some lesser known but great artists.  Minor chord intense meditations on death, beautiful and fragile instrumentals, topical and poetic songs and more. Songs include The Horrors of War, African War Call, When I Lay Me Body Down In The Grave, Exploiting, Inequality Of Life and Death.    'Seven Skeletons Found In the Yard' is another compilation of Calypso classics from Trinidad recorded between 1928 and 1948.  Songs include When You Hear I Die, In The Dew and The Rain, Hojoe, Jimby's Ingratitude, Ba Boo La La and much much more.  All true master pieces.  ) 7.00

V/A - FREQUENCY OF THE TRUEWAVE-VOLUME II TAPE (Metallic gold C-48 cassette with black on-shell print, hand-stamped tape cover, and insert sheet risograph printed! 16 songs in 38 minutes. Mastered for cassette and real-time dubbed for high audio quality. CROOKED BANGS (Austin) - Le Phènix (0:00) SHOPPING (London) – Long Way Home (2:41) STREET EATERS (Bay Area) – Witch (5:12) MOZART (Bay Area) – Die Slow (7:51) TROIKA (Madrid) – Etiquetas (9:34)  NO BABIES (Bay Area) – Ripper (10:59) LIÈ (Vancouver) - Sorry (13:15) STEEL CHAINS (Portland) – Standing In The Light (16:11) PRIESTS (Washington D.C.) – Talking (18:29)  COMPOSITE (Bay Area) – Freedom and a Dagger (21:31) SPLIT FEET (Chicago) – Cat Mug on Secretaries Day (22:32) DAISY WORLD (Bay Area) – Untitled (23:44) VIOLENCE CREEPS (Bay Area) – Amber Alert (26:06)RAGANA (Bay Area) - Chain Reaction (27:10) STRANGE FACES (Bay Area) – No Peace (30:15) NAIVE (Leipzig) – Whiteout (32:16) 6.00

Folks, already entering the final days of April 2017 and here is the last newsletter for this month. We received the ASHBRINGER - yüngen DLP earlier then expected (we have a couple on colored vinyl left)

Besides that a bunch of cool stuff arrived like the new PISS 7“, great new releases from Danger records (TRÜMMERFRAUEN LP!!!!), FÖLLAKZOID - London Sessions (feat. J. Spaceman) LP, the amazing JOSHUA ABRAMS & NATURAL INFORMATION SOCIETY - Simultonality LP !!!, GAS - Narkopop 3LP+CD, MOLOCH / CLOUD RAT - split LP, new FEIST DLP, new THURSTON MOORE DLP, the amazing V/A - Sharon Signs To Cherry Red LP re issue and a bunch of other stuff.


and then we got some awesome show you!!!

03.05. RAT COLUMNS & Ringo Starwars @Tiefgrund

18.05 PUFF PIECES & Dead Sentries @Monarch

04.06. LAS ROBERTAS & Pigeon @Monarch

13.07. CITY OF CATERPILLAR @Tiefgrund


Thank you

Robert & Klose & Norman


PAGANS - Six & Change 7“ (danger - Official reissue of the first Pagans' single. Originally released in 1977 on Neck. You ain't no punk, you punk! Don't sleep, 500 only!) 7.00

PAGANS - Street Where Nobody Lives / What's This Shit Called Love? 7“ (Official reissue of this scorchin' two-sider, originally released in '78 on Drome! A must have. KBD at its best. Leaded by the almighty Mike Hudson.) 7.00

PIN GROUP - Coat 7“ (superior viaduct - Wasting little time, The Pin Group released Coat in November 1981, merely two months after their first single. On the title track, Humphries' distant vocals call out as tense rhythms gradually push listeners over the edge. B-side track "Jim" could easily have been recorded in Manchester circa 1979, but remains a master class in NZ post-punk atmospherics, menacing from start to finish. Translucent green vinyl pressed in limited edition of 1,000 copies.) 12.00

PIN GROUP - Ambivalence 7“ (superior viaduct - Ambivalence was not only The Pin Group's hypnotic debut, but also the very first release on Flying Nun. While guitarist Roy Montgomery, bassist Ross Humphries and drummer Peter Stapleton build off each other's jittery riffs, Montgomery's uncanny baritone pierces the torrential clangor. Conjuring both Wire's Chairs Missing and VU's White Light/White Heat, the band captures a truly unique sound – evocative, yet austere. Translucent blue vinyl pressed in limited edition of 1,000 copies.) 12.00

PISS - II 7“ (static age - 4 new tracks by berlin`s ugliest HC outfit. This EP comes with a silkscreened polybag, 4 panel gatefold sleeve and an lyric sheet.) 6.00


SALIGIA - the new innocence 10“ (react with protest - Old dudes playing Screamo / Emo Violence. Ex-Resurrectionists / React With Protest all stars!) 10.00


ALESSANDRO CORTINI & MERZBOW - same DLP (important - Alessandro Cortini (Nine Inch Nails) and Japanese noise legend Massami Akita (Merzbow) share a mutual love for the EMS Synthi, a British synthesizer from the early 70's notorious for it's patch matrix, portability and distinct tone. Astonishingly, these two disparate artists meld into a single sound as they flex the analog circuitry of the EMS Synthi in new ways; giving this classic synth a modern workout and proving that, in capable hands, a 40 year old analog synthesizer is a tool for the ages.) 36.00

AL MASSRIEEN - Modern Music LP (habibi - Arabic music crate-diggers Habibi Funk have so far proved adept at unearthing killer material from the 1970s and '80s that joins the dots between indigenous styles and dominant Western genres. Their latest collection focuses on the work of 1970s Egyptian band Al Massireen, an outfit funded by one of the country's most successful producers of the period, Hany Shenoda. Modern Music, so called because the band was Shenoda's attempt to modernize Arabic music, includes tracks taken from a wealth of forgotten cassettes and albums. Musically, it's rather special; a heady blend of Arabic vocals and instrumentation, orchestral disco influences, blue-eyed soul, grown-up pop and dreamy West Coast style rock.) 18.00

AME DE BOUE - Finitudes LP (danger - Multilingual Industrial/Cold Wave with flavoured EBM.  Songs in French, German, Spanish and Polish language. The words used are simple, they’re describing slices of frustrated lives, post-modern diseases and common anguish, sometimes with a touch of black humour, to underline the absurdity of it all. AME DE BOUE is a one man + machines project leaded by Dasz (member of ILLUSTRATION SONORE and DOLINA) ) 15.00

BERT JANSCH - Living In The Shadow 4LP BOX-SET (earth - back in stock - ‚Living In The Shadows' is a collection of Bert's 90's records (The Ornament Tree, When The Circus Comes To Town, and Toy Balloon), the set includes a 4th disc of exclusive unheard and unreleased material.) 65.00

BERTH JANSCH - LIVING IN THE SHADOWS PART 2 4LP box (earth - Limited edition 4LP casebound book-back box set, comprising Jansch's three studio albums from the 2000s (Crimson Moon; Edge Of A Dream; The Black Swan), alongside an additional disc of demos and unreleased material. Both studio albums and DAT transfers remastered by Brian Pyle. Comes with high-quality download code. 4LP book-back, download card included. 4CD 24-page hardback book. This remarkable anthology documents some of Jansch's finest work, and a man at the top of his game, some forty years(!) after his first release. From the brooding resonance of Crimson Moon (where Jansch is joined by Johnny Marr, Bernard Butler and Johnny "Guitar" Hodge, as well as son Adam Jansch and Bert's wife Loren Jansch) to the intimacy of Edge Of A Dream (Bernard Butler, Hope Sandoval, Dave Swarbrick, Ralph McTell, Johnny "Guitar" Hodge, Paul Wassif, Adam Jansch and Loren Jansch) to the wondrous new folk / trad folk harmony of Black Swan (Beth Orton, Devendra Banhart, Kevin Barker, Helena Espvall, Paul Wassif), these seemingly very different albums all speak of one thing: Bert's natural talent for turning out extraordinary music, regardless of genre. Disc four, The Setting Of The Sun, takes in more demos and unreleased material. These peeks into Jansch's recording process are fascinating, with his home studio lending itself perfectly to any recording fancy he might arrive at. Liner notes by Bernard Butler and Bert's son Adam, while a comprehensive listening guide (by esteemed journalist, Dave Henderson) is also included.) 65.00

DISRUPT - Discography 4xLP (

ELEH - Radiant Intervals I LP (important -     •    LP: 180 grm vinyl, heavy duty metallic silver shimmer screen printed jackets Eleh's influential Radiant Intervals I, originally released on CD/LP in 2010, is a meticulously nuanced, restrained exploration of the rhythmic and harmonic relationships inherent in pure analog frequencies using a blend of intuitive and mathematically based tunings. Dense patterns of sound slowly unravel and are woven together again in new ways while harmonics hover and shift overhead. Radiant Intervals is a purely analog recording, made with a Serge Modular system, Mini Moog, Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 and a Pro-One.) 27.00

FEIST - pleasure DLP (polydor - Now available on vinyl is Pleasure, the fifth studio album from singer-songwriter Feist. Featuring the single of the same name, Feist self-describes the album as an exploration of emotional limits - loneliness, private ritual, secrets, shame, mounting pressures, disconnect, tenderness, rejection, care - and the lack thereof. 2017, Polydor.) 22.00

FÖLLAKZOID - London Sessions (feat. J. Spaceman) LP (sacred bones - Limited to 2000 copies worldwide. It should come as no surprise to fans of the Chilean trio Föllakzoid that upon meeting the legendary Jason Pierce a.k.a. J. Spaceman (Spacemen 3, Spiritualized), they discovered they were kindred spirits. Föllakzoid and Spaceman’s projects share a restless drive to explore the outer limits of music, as well as an uncanny ability to lock into a groove until it infiltrates the deepest recesses of the listener’s psyche. When Föllakzoid met Spaceman backstage at a Wooden Shjips gig at London’s Electric Ballroom several years ago, they instantly became friends. For London Sessions, the Chileans and Spaceman joined forces for new live renditions of “Electric” and “Earth,” two highlights from Föllakzoid’s III. The recordings were made in a private studio in London while Föllakzoid was on tour in Europe in June 2016, and Spaceman’s contributions breathe new life into the songs.) 25.00

GAS - Narkopop 3LP+CD (kompakt - 3LP+CD: Incl. 24 page artbook, with vinyl-only bonus track, incl. cd copy of the album Nearly two decades after the last official GAS album release, Wolfgang Voigt returns to his iconic Ambient project with a brandnew full-length. - NARKOPOP continues the classic GAS aesthetic of symphonic scope and subtle variation, taking the listener on an otherworldly journey to the depths of rapture and reverie. In the body of work of Cologne artist Wolfgang Voigt – who, like few others, has informed, shaped and influenced the world of electronic music with countless different projects since the early 1990s -, GAS stands out in particular as a saturnine sound cosmos based on heavily condensed classic sequences. Even after nearly 20 years, the sound of GAS doesn’t seem to have lost any of its luster) 65.00

CHARLEMAGNE PALESTINE & GRUMBLING FUR TIME MACHINE ORCHESTRA - omminggg and schlomminggg DLP (important - Important Records presents Omminggg and Schlomminggg, the second release by continuous music pioneer Charlemagne Palestine and Grumbling Fur consisting of London based multi-disciplinary artists Daniel O'Sullivan and Alexander Tucker; the Time Machine Orchestra being the extended drone arm of Tucker and O'Sullivan's experimental avant-pop conception. This double LP captures a performance of the trio at Copenhagen's illustrious Jazzhouse in 2016. The pin-drop acoustic clarity of the venue providing an ideal setting for this mesmeric recital of eternal music. The signature strumming of Palestine's piano augmented by Tucker and O'Sullivan's earthware electronics and processed strings create seamless sonic ripples in a constant state of unfolding. This is perhaps the most demonstrative document of Palestine's powerful vocal delivery - an alien hybrid of sacred music drawing deep from the well of the cantorial synagogue and Hindustani classical styles in a bid to channel inter-dimensional beings from ancient cultures. In some respects this could be thought of as Charlemagne in dub as Grumbling Fur carefully twist and mangle their palette of electrified harp, viola, bowed mandolin, percussion, tapes and voice transformers through chains of loopers resulting in a slowly dilating vapour. Mixed at O'Sullivan's Dream Lion Studio with gatefold sleeve art by Alexander Tucker and a Grumbling Fur redux/remodel constituting side four, this is a unique document of portal opening music that defies time and space.) 35.00

JAN JELINEK - Loop-Finding-Jazz-Records DLP (Faitiche presents a long-lost vinyl album: for the last 14 years, Jan Jelinek's Loop-Finding-Jazz-Records, originally released in 2001 on ~scape, existed only as a download. Now the album is available again on vinyl, as a double LP with two bonus tracks (B-sides from the Tendency EP, 2000). What the press said about Loop-Finding-Jazz-Records:“Don’t be misled by the title, though for there isn’t a finger-snapping rhythm c bebop lead anywhere on the album. Instead, Jelinek chooses to explore the visual effect moiré - two shifting patterns creating an implied third dimension - in the audio realm.” (Alternative Press) ) 25.00

JOSHUA ABRAMS & NATURAL INFORMATION SOCIETY - Simultonality LP (glitterbeat - the follow-up to joshua abrams's critically acclaimed 2015 album magnetoception is here. simultonality, credited to joshua abrams AND natural information society (NIS), is the first recording in the project’s nine year, four album history made by a regularly gigging manifestation rather than a special assembly of friends. recorded in 2014 & 2015 in single takes by the full ensemble during & after tours of the u.s. & canada, simultonality sets out new pathways for abrams & the NIS to reach the next summit, & once more affirms the project's unique approach to joining traditional musics, american minimalism & jazz with the gnawa ceremonial instrument the guimbri. stasis, continuity & repetition, central qualities of abrams language, defined magnetoception, a double album of beautifully spacious & unhurried music that rated high on both pitchfork "the out door" & the wire's lists of the best records of 2015. these same qualities form the heart of abrams's music on simultonality. but where abrams once said magnetoception is about “winter death,” simultonality —in abrams's words— is an album of “pure motion.” without sounding frenetic it is the most explosive NIS music on record, & without sounding over-determined it is abrams's most structured & thru-composed music yet. much of it is also fast  (“the last record was slow”), a mass of densely patterned elements swiftly orbiting constantly reconfiguring centers that are variously harmonic & rhythmic, clearly stated or implied. while so teeming & tightly packed as to sometimes seem impossible to parse, the music is at no time any more disorderly than a colony of bees pollinating a vast garden. its many moving parts function in mutualistic relationship toward fulfilling abrams's long stated intention for the project: to help listener’s achieve a meditative center & to consciously use music as a gateway to living. abrams credits the great bassist & composer william parker as an inspiration for this intention.) 25.00

KLAUS WEISS RHYTHM & SOUNDS - Time Signals LP (trunk - The deep-cuts world of library music never ceases to amaze with the weird rare oddities it contains. This 1978 record from Klaus Weiss is extremely hard to find original copies of, but if you aren’t a hardcore collector, you’ll relish this new opportunity, provided to you by Trunk, to hear these funky experimental pieces without dropping three-figure sums! Time Signals is housed in a replica bronze sleeve.) 27.00

LED ER EST - dust on common LP (mannequin - RSD 2017 We are really proud to announce the reissue of one of the best minimal synth / cold wave albums of the past 15 years. ‘Dust On Common’ from Led Er Est (Sam De La osa, Shawn O’Sullivan and Owen Hutchinson) was originally released in 2009 by the seminal Brooklyn based record label Wierd Records. The band's first full-length release showed the three piece clearly breaking out of the minimal synth underground they have been a vitally integral part of since its inception in Brooklyn to create an undeniably contemporary set of highly crafted and restrained, icily psychedelic pop songs. Synthesizing countless disparate musical influences from first wave British industrial music to house, disco, and the largely unknown cold wave (aka 'La Vague Froide') tradition in Northern Europe, the trax on Dust fly by, straight out of the frozen hot, lonely cold plains of vocalist Samuel Kklovenhoof's native central Texas. After digesting a few songs of this rich dust, the listener can do no other than lie down in the wild wierd Laredo bunker to revel in the refreshingly brisk blast of hedonistic analogue pleasure dancing through the airwaves in the sky above…) 20.00

MARY BELL - same LP (danger - Female garage punk from Paris with their first full lenght Bikini Kill meets Dischord Records.  Recommended if you like: Acid Drops, Skinned Teen, Action Pact, Son Skull! ) 15.00

MAX ROACH - we insist! LP (cornbread - Max Roach's 1960 masterwork, We Insist!, is a suite based on the Civil Rights Movement, and involves variations on the theme of the struggle for African Americans to achieve equality in the United States, a struggle that is still all too relevant still. Roach began composing with lyricst Oscar Brown Jr. in 1959, with the initial intention of having the suite performed in 1963, on the 100th anniversary of The Emancipation Proclamation. Featuring the wonderful Abbey Lincoln on vocals, as well as Booker Little, Julian Priester, Coleman Hawkins, Olatunji, and more, We Insist! is a truly stunning album, one that knows no equal from that time or since, reissued on 180 gram LP with download code.) 20.00

MINGUS / ROACH / DOLPHY / ELDRIDGE / JONES - newport rebels LP (cornbread - Led by Charles Mingus and Max Roach, this 1960 recording was made, in some regard, in protest. Growing increasingly annoyed by the booking policy of the Newport Jazz Festival, which he found to be too conservative and lacking in foresight, Mingus formed this group with the such future leaning artists as Eric Dolphy and Max Roach, and the vocalist Abbey Lincoln. Recorded over only two sessions at New York's Nola Penthouse Studios, this Newport Rebels group put together a fine piece of post-bop that, despite its rather bitter beginnings, deserves to be more well known. Reissued on 180 gram vinyl with download code) 20.00

MOLOCH / CLOUD RAT - split LP (Witness the blessed union of Cloud Rat - the genre-bending, grind-doom-noise-punk-metal phenoms - and the UK's Moloch, who continue to be truly excellent purveyors of tense, rancid sludge forged in the grand Northern English tradition. Moloch contributes two mammoth tracks whose resolute dedication to hammering out the most distorted, decimating doom possible add an interesting balance to Cloud Rat's tendency to flit from genre to genre like extremely pissed antifascist hummingbirds. ) 13.00

NATIONS ON FIRE - Strike the match LP (refuse - Refuse Records is proud to reissue one of the most important records of the European HC scene in the 90's. Originally released in 1991 by Strive Records (sublabel of X-Mist Records), Nations on Fire “Strike the Match” LP became one of the best and most inspiring albums of the decade. This great-sounding material was recorded at Metropool Studios in Holland and at Westwood Studios and Recorders in California. On this LP, Nations on Fire managed to capture the best elements of current hardcore from the USA, along with the aggression, energy and political awareness of European bands of the 80s. All of this was combined with deeply passionate lyrics and liner notes. These writings became manifestos of the political scene and of Straight Edge hardcore during this period. ) 13.00

SEX CRIME - same LP (danger - Killer silkcreened art made by Papier Gachette, stoopid folded insert! First full length from Portland's finest. Synth Punk at its best! Recorded in december 2015 in Portland, OR and mastered by Brad Boatright (Audiosiege)  Recommended if you like: Mydolls, Disturbed Furniture, Devo, Spits, Epoxies.) 15.00

THURSTON MOORE - Rock n Roll Consciousness  DLP (ecstatic peace - Thurston Moore has kept himself very busy since Sonic Youth disbanded in 2011, working with numerous small projects, playing with countless collaborators and running Ecstatic Peace. Rock n Roll Consciousness is his first properly distributed full length for a while, and flutters between avant-garde, no-wave and poetic pop. A warm and engrossing oddity.) 27.00

TRÜMMERFRAUEN - same LP re issue (danger - Before on a tape on In Der Tat. And available soon for the first time on vinyl. Various sessions recorded from 1980 to 1982 made by this insane West German all-fräulein post punkers! Remastered in 2017 at Studio Parélies (Paris, France).) 17.00

VIETNAM - Vietnam LP (burka - "There’s little to be found about Vietnam, yet another extremely difficult band name to Google, but I do know that they existed for a short period of time as part of New Zealand’s post-punk movement and released this record in 1985 on Jayrem Records, a catch-all label for local artists. There’s the pre-requisite Joy Division influence present in the vocals (fans of De Press, The Opposition, Stranger to Stranger, and Dropopop should enjoy this one especially) but the music jumps from moody post-punk and flirts occasionally with jangle-pop progressions and dreamy, Cure-esque melodies." 21.00

V/A - B9: Belgian Cold Wave 1979-1983 DLP (LTM - This deluxe 2xLP vinyl edition of popular compilation album B9 offers a comprehensive overview of post-punk and cold wave music produced in Belgium between 1979 and 1983. Originally issued by Sandwich Records in May 1981, B9 featured ten exclusive tracks by a range of diverse electronic and underground artists including Digital Dance, Polyphonic Size, Kid Montana, Pseudo Code and Prothese - the latter the first recording project by Daniel Bressanutti of Front 242. Now issued on double vinyl in a gatefold sleeve, with new artwork, this deluxe edition features ten additional tracks by other Belgian artists. Mostly taken from rare singles, these include songs by The Names, Marine, Front 242, The Neon Judgement, Siglo XX, Allez Allez, Berntholer, Nausea, Jung and Isolation Ward. Gatefold black vinyl package includes detailed liner notes and period images. Cover art by Victor Vasarely, based on a 1981 poster design for The First Belgian Rhythm Box Contest.) 30.00

V/A - Sharon Signs To Cherry Red LP (school daze - The first release on this imprint is the vinyl edition of RPM’s landmark 2016 compilation Sharon Signs To Cherry Red. Taking it’s name from a song by The Kamikazee Pilots, the compilation is an overview of the UK’s post-punk scene seen through the prism of its female participants. Among some well-known artists like Marine Girls, Dolly Mixture, Strawberry Switchbalade and  Vivien Goldman sits more obscure, life affirming music by the likes of Dorothy, Rexy, The Avocados, The Petticoats and many more. “Sharon Signs To Cherry Red” features rare or previously unreleased material from most of these artists.) 26.00