Trisomie 21 ‎– Wait & Dance 12″

Trisomie 21 is a post punk band formed in 1981 by Phillipe Lomprez (vocals, drums) and Hervé Lomprez (guitar, electronics), two brothers from Abscon, in the North of France. They began composing songs at the age of 16 while studying at school. The brothers were influenced by Kraftwerk, The Residents, Yello, P.I.L as well as the films of George A. Romero. Their music consists of lush soundscapes that do not easily fit into any one category. Lyrics are sung in English because in the north of France the duo sought to contradict the trend at the time for everything to be sung in French. Musically their mood is melancholic and one can hear traces of Joy Division, Durutti Column and The Cure. Since 1983 they’ve recorded 15 albums and appeared on numerous compilations and remain active to this day.

In Spring 1985 the group went back into the studio to record a new batch of songs. Trisomie 21’s notoriety had increased following two concerts in Belgium and the Brussels recording label Play It Again Sam decided to sign them. In September 1985 the 5-song mini-LP ‘Wait & Dance’ was released by PIAS sub-label Scarface. It contained the band’s first female guest vocals on two of the tracks. Sadly some of the songs had phase related problems and caused partial cancelation playing back monophonically, so the band remixed the songs and reissued them on CD only in 1987. We have added the 5 remixes as bonus tracks here presented for the first time ever on vinyl. All songs have been remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. The LP is housed in a replica of the original jacker featuring a artwork by Sourdeval and includes a photo postcard featuring lyrics and notes.

Price: $28.00

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Trisomie 21 ‎– Passions Divisées LP

risomie 21 is a post punk band formed in 1981 by Phillipe Lomprez (vocals, drums) and Hervé Lomprez (guitar, electronics), two brothers from Abscon, in the North of France. They began composing songs at the age of 16 while studying at school. The brothers were influenced by Kraftwerk, The Residents, Yello, P.I.L as well as the films of George A. Romero. Their music consists of lush soundscapes that do not easily fit into any one category. Lyrics are sung in English because in the north of France the duo sought to contradict the trend at the time for everything to be sung in French. Musically their mood is melancholic and one can hear traces of Joy Division, Durutti Column and The Cure. Since 1983 they’ve recorded 15 albums and appeared on numerous compilations and remain active to this day.

After the success of the debut mini-LP the band returned to the studio and spent October 1983 to March 1984 recording their sophomore album. ‘Passions divisées’ was released by Stechak Products in October 1984. Pascal Tison was replaced by Laurent Dagnicourt on bass guitar. Featuring eight cold wave compositions including the instrumental funeral waltz “La fête triste”. Songs cross genres, moving from post-punk to synthetic electronics. All songs have been remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. The LP is housed in a replica of the original jacket featuring a artwork by Sourdeval and includes a photo postcard featuring lyrics and notes.

Price: $28.00

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Trisomie 21 ‎– Le Repos Des Enfants Heureux LP

Trisomie 21 is a post punk band formed in 1981 by Phillipe Lomprez (vocals, drums) and Hervé Lomprez (guitar, electronics), two brothers from Abscon, in the North of France. They began composing songs at the age of 16 while studying at school. The brothers were influenced by Kraftwerk, The Residents, Yello, P.I.L as well as the films of George A. Romero. Their music consists of lush soundscapes that do not easily fit into any one category. Lyrics are sung in English because in the north of France the duo sought to contradict the trend at the time for everything to be sung in French. Musically their mood is melancholic and one can hear traces of Joy Division, Durutti Column and The Cure. Since 1983 they’ve recorded 15 albums and appeared on numerous compilations and remain active to this day.

In early 1982 they set out to record their first album joined by Jean Michel Matuszak (keyboards) and Pascal Tison (bass). Soon after that they sent out a demo tape and the Amiens-based record company Stechak offered them a deal. The mini-LP “Le Repos des Enfants Heureux” was released in January 1983. It was received well by both the public and the media, especially outside of France. Originally featuring 5 compositions, we’ve added 4 demos never before released on vinyl. All compositions, lyrics and music were made collectively from shared experiences bonding over travels, literature and cinema. All songs have been remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. The LP is housed in a replica of the original jacket featuring a black and white collage by Nadia Zibirskaïa and each copy includes a photo postcard featuring lyrics and notes.

Price: $28.00

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Drab Majesty – The Demonstration LP

A1 Induction
A2 Dot In The Sky
A3 39 By Design
A4 Not Just A Name
A5 Hath No Form
B1 Too Soon To Tell
B2 Cold Souls
B3 Kissing The Ground
B4 Behind The Wall

Price: $24.00

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Hide – Castration Anxiety LP

Started in 2014 as a collaboration between visual artist HEATHER GABEL and percussionist SETH SHER, the Chicago based industrial duo known simply as HIDE was formed. The following three years have seen HIDE crash through with a number of aggressively rendered singles and EP’s while quietly collecting the shattered pieces that would form their debut full length album on Dais, Castration Anxiety. Those familiar with HIDE’s provocative live performances will already be accustomed to the hypnotic low-end and sinister vocal delivery that has become the band’s signature. The opening track, “Fall Down,” sets an eerie tone that permeates Castration Anxiety until the end. Throbbing pulses swirling around Gabel’s death laden mantras succumb to themes harvesting power from desperation and hopelessness. Castration Anxiety was recorded by engineer JOE CARDAMONE at Valley Recording Co, who contributed additional instrumentation and arrangements, with additional recording and mixing by ADAM STILSON at Decade Music Studios. Edition of 400 copies on black vinyl.

Price: $26.00

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Ian Hicks – Character Collapse 12″

So Low’s third release is a five-track EP from Ian Hicks, formerly one half of Soft Metals. Ian also appeared on the label’s Now And Then (OMSOLOW 001EP, 2017) compilation EP. Here he commands his own release and sets the synths to stun with five tracks of analog waves ranging from the XTC bliss-out of “Character Collapse” and “Depths Of Psyche” to the shockwave klang of “Chemical Environments” and “Specter”, perhaps leaving the very best to last with the ultimate hypno, sex slug groove of “Continuous”. Subliminal vocals. Wrecked drum boxes. Synths spiraling. Full-color picture sleeve designed by Katie Shannon.

Price: $20.00

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Ted Milton/Blurt – Ruminant EP

Blurt are one of the UK’s all-time great acts, phenomenal live and on record and supremely underrated. Blurt mainman Ted Milton is a living legend. In 1984 he released a solo 12″, Love Is Like A Violēnce, an accidental dancefloor gem. Dubbed-out stabs, programmed rhythm, trademark sax squeals, and a subdued vocal reminiscent of Vincent Price. Side A presents the A and B side of the original 12″. On the B side is “The Ruminant Plinth”, one of multiple classic tracks in the Blurt catalogue. Tribal hypno rhythms, chicken wire guitar, sax, and Milton’s voice on fire.

Price: $20.00

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Various Artists – Waves Of the Future 2LP

The modern synth wave scene would be significantly poorer without the keen ear and tireless efforts of Mannequin Records, run by Alessandro Adriani. Geographically situated within the nerve centers of Rome and Berlin, yet with a musical spirit that easily transcends these boundary lines, Mannequin Records’ back catalog has been an important component in electronics-based independent music in the 21st century. Recent accolades and accomplishments — being named Resident Advisor’s “Label Of The Month” in May of 2017, starting the Death Of The Machines 12″ series, and being given the “green light” for bi-monthly parties at the Säule room in Berghain — have been earned through Mannequin Records’ unflagging commitment to sonic diversity and Adriani’s own realization that the anxious and sharp-edged sounds associated with, say, the Cold War of the 1980s can convey a completely different message today. Mannequin Records continues to go on exploratory missions to find the best and most relevant aspects of genres like acid, industrial, EBM, post-punk, cold wave, and still more. Mannequin Records’ 100th release, Waves Of The Future, is a double-LP compilation which is not a conventional retrospective collection. None of the artists appearing on this collection have put out their own releases on Mannequin Records yet, despite acting as Mannequin’s unofficial ambassadors (via DJ sets and other means). The set includes other scene leaders and label owners including Beau Wanzer, Willie Burns, Silent Servant, and Ron Morelli. Waves Of The Future projects a sense of aesthetic resilience and continuity; showcasing just how well the current artists allied with Mannequin Records employ and re-interpret the sonic lexicon of the label’s reissues of “classic'” acts. Each track here pivots around a couple of key sound elements that seem to set the stage for the next track to come: see the sputtering/chopped ghost voices on Morelli’s “Charges Won’t Stick”, which easily informs the slicing drone and authoritarian beat of Shawn O’ Sullivan’s “Ill Fit”, which then lays down the emotional foundation for the sequencer-powered “With You” from An-I and Adriani or the glassy landscape of Illum Sphere’s “Exhaustion”. Elsewhere, the wired mischief of Not Waving intersects easily with the spherical electro-funk and coded commands of Beau Wanzer. When all the disparate parts of Waves Of The Future are soldered together, it perfectly illustrates Mannequin Records’ non-linear philosophy and Adriani’s suggestion that listeners engage with the music rather than try to analyze or dissect it.

Price: $32.00

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Tomorrow The Rain Will Fall Upwards ‎– Wreck His Days LP

Who or what is Tomorrow The Rain Will Fall Upwards? A he, a she, a they, an it? Someone, no one, anyone, everyone…Blackest Ever Black’s most cloistered and curiously monikered project, which first broke cover in 2014 with a 10” offering of two “elegies in dub”, returns with Wreck His Days: a long-player of unexpected scale, complexity and political passion.

It doesn’t feel like a band per se, but it feels collaborative. Certain vocal and instrumental parts are credited to named personnel, among them Conrad Standish, Jonnine Standish (HTRK), Genevieve McGuckin (These Immortal Souls) and Lucas Santanna; the ghosts of Les Baxter, Roland S. Howard, Nina Simone and Daevid Allen seem to be present in the album’s make-up too. Structurally, if not musically, it echoes the grand collective statements of This Mortal Coil or Massive Attack. And yet the absolute coherence of the album, its thematic unity, suggests the work of an auteur – an individual with a precise and totalising vision. Maybe, maybe not. If this album originates in one person’s imagination, they evidently prefer to remain hidden – possibly in plain view.

While Wreck His Days‘ authorship is ambiguous, its content is not. It’s an overtly politicised album, with a frank endorsement of socialist values, a dedication to women who have fought oppression throughout history, references to the Spanish Civil War and the UK Miners’ Strike, and an overarching belief in the international ideal: in fact the closing ‘Rosa / Kollontai’ explicitly invokes the Internationale. Written and recorded over the course of 2014-15, Wreck His Days warns that the struggle for a world which embraces difference and upholds equality has not been won – and is far from over. Its prescience hardly needs emphasising. Since the album’s completion, British society at least appears to have taken steps backwards, not forwards, and the current state of the (formerly) United Kingdom casts a long shadow over the music – rendering its bold colours more muted and autumnal.

Stylistically, it roams far and wide, with dub as its glue. Side One takes in the near-Balearic title track, with its shore-lapping piano chords and vocal loops; the pantherish, Audrey Horne-worthy death-jazz of ‘Ghost From The Coast’; and ‘Reverberasia’, a hulking, bass-heavy soundsystem weapon built, improbably, out of repurposed exotica samples. Side Two opens with the swelling astral psychedelia of ‘…And I Tried So Hard’; ‘I Beat As I Sleep As I Dream’ reprises the existential synthesizer drift of the 2014 T.T.W.F.U. track ‘Up To The Skies’, before one of the most famous Spanish Republican standards, ‘Ay Carmela’, is subjected to a vivid new interpretation, with anxiously finger-picked guitar, imperious cello and ship-bell reverbed into infinity.

Anyone who holds a candle for Deux Filles, Global Communication, lunar Arthur Russell, Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Manuel Goettsching, Anthony Moore, B12, Joanna Brouk, even Robert Wyatt circa Old Rottenhat/Nothing Can Stop Us, will find much to enjoy among the cosmic pastorals and politically exasperated techno-exotica of Wreck His Days. Whatever the provenance of the project, T.T.R.W.U. has created a timely and powerfully persuasive album that doesn’t presume to offer solutions to our wider malaise, but points us in the right direction, where to take the fight…Upwards.

Price: $24.00

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Essaie Pas ‎– New Path LP

This album is dedicated to all our friends and relatives who have tried, enjoyed and abused substances. As K. Dick wrote: “Drug misuse is not a disease, it’s a decision. Our task is not to judge but try to understand.” Arctor, Donna, Lukman… It could have been us.

Printed inner sleeve. Includes download code to redeem digital version at label’s Bandcamp page.
Hype sticker on shrinkwrap.

Price: $20.00

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Marcos Cabral ‎– Buried Alive Twice LP

A1 Mind Of Minolta 6:28
A2 Buried Alive Twice 5:26
A3 That’s Not A Bathroom Feat. Suz 5:40
B1 Shallows 3:50
B2 Not Alive Yet Feat. Suzi 7:11
B3 Back Seat 5:55

Price: $18.00

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Psychic TV ‎– Pagan Day LP

This came as part of an exclusive edition, available only at thee P-Orridge Web Shoppe, limited to 46 copies bundled with thee also newly reissued ‘Psychick TV* – Allegory And Self’. Comes with a 16 Page Booklet (for thee Allegory release), 4 postcards sealed in a see through envelope stamped with thee Psychic cross (related to thee Allegory release), 3 patches sealed in a brown envelope stamped with thee test pattern skull, 3 badges, a made to order yellow T-shirt (in the size of your preference of thee Allegory cover) and a download card. Signed in gold ink by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and embossed with thee Porridge With Everything seal of authenticity.
A1 Cadaques
A2 We Kiss
A3 Opium
A4 Cold Steel
A5 L. A.
A6 Iceland
A7 Farewell
B1 Translucent Carriages
B2 Paris
B3 Baby’s Gone Away
B4 Alice
B5 New Sexuality

2017 Sacred Bones Reissue

Price: $22.00

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Psychick TV ‎– Allegory And Self LP

A1 Godstar
A2 Just Like Arcadia
A3 Southern Comfort
A4 We Kiss
A5 She Was Surprised
B1 Caresse Song
B2 Starlit Mire
B3 Thee Dweller
B4 Being Lost
B5 Baby’s Gone Away
B6 Ballet Disco

2017 Sacred Bones Reissue

Price: $22.00

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Pharmakon ‎– Bestial Burden LP

A1 Vacuum
A2 Intent Or Instinct
A3 Body Betrays Itself
B1 Primitive Struggle
B2 Autoimmune
B3 Bestial Burden

Comes with printed inlay and a download card.
Barcode is on a sticker on the outer wrapping.

Mastering lab derived from runout etchings.

Price: $20.00

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Various ‎– New York Disco : Danceteria 1981-85 12″

A1 –John King Munich 4:39
A2 –Klaus Schulze Macksy 7:45
B1 –Escape From New York Save Our Love 6:14
B2 –Wobble, Edge, Liebezeit Hold On To Your Dreams 8:31

Price: $26.00

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