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aQuarius recOrds
New Arrivals #480
31st July 2015



Beloved Customers and Friends:

Hello! After two in-betweeners in a row, and before that two actual lists in a row, we're back on track with your regularly scheduled New Arrivals list happening right NOW. Hope you've had a great week, have kept cool and are ready for some new music.

We've got plenty of great things, including two Record Of The Week picks we're really excited about. One from old fave FLYING SAUCER ATTACK - yes the Bristol psych shoegazer guitar act is back; and the other from a mysterious Goblin/Carpenter worshipping electronic horror synth soundtrack maven calling themselves (itself?) CRYPT VAPOR!

Lots more of course, including some spaced-out vinyl from local faves CARLTON MELTON (live at Roadburn!), a batch of new Sanity Muffin cassettes, a limited 7" single from BONNIE PRINCE BILLY, all kinds of strange synth punk and soundtracks and metal and noise rock and experimental industrial music and even some wild gospel guitar. Also some neat reading material, not just the new issue of THE WIRE but also CHIPS & BEER and SALT 'zines too. All kinds of cool stuff, we'd write more about it here but heck we wrote about it all below, eh?

Also both Allan and Scott really want you to check out THE POPPY FAMILY cd, female fronted '60s psychedelic pop perfection.

So on with it after a couple announcements, first off, NEXT Saturday, the 8th, we're pleased to be hosting a special instore preformance. The duo of Daniel Higgs and Fumie Ishii, aka Fountainsun, will be playing here for free, with 'opening act' Preston Swirnoff as well. That's at 6pm, August 8th. We know it's going be great. And since this was set up on rather short notice, it's NOT going to be streamed live online by our PressureDrop pals, sorry. So you gotta come by.

Also, there's a cool psych rock fest coming up here in SF at the end of August, the DreamGaze Festival, occuring on Saturday August 29th at The Cave. Ten bands have been announced, including recent aQ Record Of The Weekers Balms. Also LSD and the Search For God, Cruel Summer, Surf Club (members of Craft Spells), White Cloud (members of Deafheaven), and more. Plus DJs, light show, the works. It starts at 3pm, goes 'til midnight... We'll be selling advance tickets ($16), you should get 'em 'cause it's likely to sell out. They tell us they'll probably be bringing tickets by the shop on Sunday. More info can be found here: dreamgaze.net.

Lastly: RIP, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper. We happen to be out of the They Live soundtrack, but we'll order some back in soon, if we can...

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And as always, thanks for reading the list, passing it on to all your friends who love weird music, shopping at our store, turning -us- on to all sort of great stuff, and helping us spread the word and get all this great music to the people who love it. YOU!! And as always, please realize that we work really hard on the list, so if you find out about stuff through us, please try to buy your records from us. That way we can keep on doing what we do, and we'll always be here with our ears to the ground, and with cds full of metalcore pitbulls, death metal parrots, gamelan playing elephants, recordings of glaciers cracking, ice melting, zamboni's, life support systems, drag races, audience applause, and of course self flagellating Norwegian dwarves, moaning telephone wires, recorded exorcisms, acapella straight edge metalcore, high school battles of the bands, movie theater organ music, Christian psychedelic folk, Bhangra Black Sabbath as well as all the metal, indie rock, electronica, punk rock, reggae, dub, sixties psych, krautrock, classic rock, country and anything else your heart may desire. So thanks. A bunch!

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album cover CRYPT VAPOR Tombe Della Citta (Heavy Chains Records & Tapes) cd 10.98
Terror from Tasmania!! (Or perhaps from Italy, depending on what you wish to believe). The mysterious Crypt Vapor is the latest and one of the greatest, we think, in the realm of the New Wave Of Horror Soundtrack Sounding Stuff or whatever we ought to call it (there's gotta be a better name for this phenomenon, but we can't think of one right now). You know, underground musicians making Goblin and John Carpenter inspired, instrumental "imaginary soundtracks" that sound like they come from obscure '80s witchcult slasher flicks and badly-dubbed sci-fi suspense films. We're thinking of such VHS-loving artists as Umberto, The Night Terrors, Nightsatan, Zombi, Zombie Zombie, and of course John Carpenter himself, whose Lost Themes album on Sacred Bones we also made a Record Of The Week recently. If you loved that, you'll love this, though rather than an actual band recording, Crypt Vapor are very much a DIY, lo-fi deal, probably just one guy alone in a bedroom, basement (or crypt) with a 4-track and some secondhand electronic gear. Almost comes across like sinister "skwee" music at times.
A portion of this compact disc was originally released as cassette tape put out not long ago by the same outfit that now brings us this cd version, the cult Tasmanian metal label Heavy Chains Records And Tapes run by the front man for aQ-fave eccentric doomsters The Wizar'd (although, this is NOT metal, more like electronic music). In addition to including that prior (and already out of print on tape) Erotik Maniac ep, this disc features the brand new six-track Tombe Della Citta ep, and an additional three tracks from an earlier tape called Panic Night, for 17 tracks in all of Crypt Vapor's exceedingly spooky synth ditties, full of creepy drones and thudding heartbeat bass lines; urgent reverbed-out rhythms and eerie atmosphere. Plus a dose of almost-psychedelic synth soloing let loose here and there. Very effective, all of it, really pretty much exactly what we want from this sort of thing. Reminds us of what felt when we heard the very first Umberto cd-r, just YEAH, this perfectly captures that '80s synth-laden, hypnotically groovy, sinister soundtrack vibe. Crypt Vapor's style is simple and to the point, doing nothing unnecessary or unwanted. The synths are so raw and fuzzed out; the melodies eerie and earwormy. Ideal for listening to on a night drive through the wrong side of town, or waiting for the train on a desolate subway platform. If you dare.
Each moment of music on here, even the most danceable, sounds like it could be the last thing you'll ever hear - as your life is suddenly ended by the thrust of a knife in the back, or a blade across the throat. STAB! SNIP! Or, fade any track out, and it's a slow death, strangulation by black-gloved hands, or suffocation in the vacuum of space as the airlock is emptied... Anybody making a retro giallo horror movie or low-budget sci-fi thriller ought to sign up Crypt Vapor for the soundtrack, and seriously, some specialty label like Death Waltz or One Way Static should get on this, stat, and put out a fancy vinyl version for all the horror soundtrack obsessed LP collectors!
MPEG Stream: "Tombe Della Citta"
MPEG Stream: "Subway Crawler"
MPEG Stream: "Theme From Ritual (Panic Night version)"

album cover FLYING SAUCER ATTACK Instrumentals 2015 (Drag City) cd 14.98
We had almost given up on ever hearing from Flying Saucer attack ever again. After all, it's been 15 years since the last record (2000's Mirror), and now nearly twenty since Rachel Brook left the band to focus on Movietone. They (or now he really, as it's essentially been a David Pearce solo project for a while now) still rank amongst our all time favorite psychedelic shoegaze outfits EVER. And even on this new one it's easy to see why.
While not a proper new -album- per se, Instrumentals plays out more like a collection of sonic sketches, impressionistic textures and guitarscapes, still covering much of the same found that FSA did back in the day, be it chiming, pastoral psych-folk, or shimmering ambient drift, or distorted, washed out soft-noise. The songs are mostly short here, none breaking the 10 minute mark, and many hovering around 90 seconds or less, and yet somehow, it manages to sound cohesive, these ideas, sonic suggestions, these hazy movements, all flow and ooze and bleed into one another, the whole thing gorgeously amorphous and mesmeric.
Fans of the group probably didn't have to even read this far, news of a new FSA record is likely all it took, and those folks will not be disappointed. But somehow, Instrumentals serves as a perfect introduction to the group, an easy entree into a catalog of subtly difficult music. And there are difficult moments here too, guitars detune, explode into squalls, settle into hushed whispery thrum, but even at its most caustic or bombastic, there's a tranquility, a depth and weight to these sounds, that unfurl like pieces not songs, fragmented for sure, but the fragments are allowed to billow and expand, the layers piling up, and often peeling away, as much about texture, timbre and tone as mood and melody, if not more so. The songs are even named generically, as if to not color the listener's impression, allowing the sound to reveal what lies beneath, and within. And like all the FSA records, this is far from a high fidelity affair, the sound gritty, and grimy, amp buzz, and tape warble, hiss and hum, all subtle shadings in the sound, and in many cases, perfectly blended with the music itself, to add heft, or gravitas, or hell, just some extra noise.
Throughout, it's hard not to be swept away. Pearce conjures up a musical world that's at once magical and mysterious, the sound transcendent and transformative, minimal on the surface, but hiding a maximal energy within. And yeah, we're far from objective. We've loved this band forEVER, and were dying for this record when we first heard about it, and were definitely inclined to love it no matter what. But after repeated listens, what at first seemed like a sonic sketchbook (albeit good one at that), has blossomed into something more purposeful. There's a melancholic, meandering, musical path that runs through these 15 tracks, a path that leads simultaneously inward and outward, and coheres into a darkly delicate songsuite of somnambulant lullabies and softly psychedelic threnodies.
MPEG Stream: "Instrumental 3"
MPEG Stream: "Instrumental 7"
MPEG Stream: "Instrumental 11"

album cover FLYING SAUCER ATTACK Instrumentals 2015 (Drag City) lp 27.00
We had almost given up on ever hearing from Flying Saucer attack ever again. After all, it's been 15 years since the last record (2000's Mirror), and now nearly twenty since Rachel Brook left the band to focus on Movietone. They (or now he really, as it's essentially been a David Pearce solo project for a while now) still rank amongst our all time favorite psychedelic shoegaze outfits EVER. And even on this new one it's easy to see why.
While not a proper new -album- per se, Instrumentals plays out more like a collection of sonic sketches, impressionistic textures and guitarscapes, still covering much of the same found that FSA did back in the day, be it chiming, pastoral psych-folk, or shimmering ambient drift, or distorted, washed out soft-noise. The songs are mostly short here, none breaking the 10 minute mark, and many hovering around 90 seconds or less, and yet somehow, it manages to sound cohesive, these ideas, sonic suggestions, these hazy movements, all flow and ooze and bleed into one another, the whole thing gorgeously amorphous and mesmeric.
Fans of the group probably didn't have to even read this far, news of a new FSA record is likely all it took, and those folks will not be disappointed. But somehow, Instrumentals serves as a perfect introduction to the group, an easy entree into a catalog of subtly difficult music. And there are difficult moments here too, guitars detune, explode into squalls, settle into hushed whispery thrum, but even at its most caustic or bombastic, there's a tranquility, a depth and weight to these sounds, that unfurl like pieces not songs, fragmented for sure, but the fragments are allowed to billow and expand, the layers piling up, and often peeling away, as much about texture, timbre and tone as mood and melody, if not more so. The songs are even named generically, as if to not color the listener's impression, allowing the sound to reveal what lies beneath, and within. And like all the FSA records, this is far from a high fidelity affair, the sound gritty, and grimy, amp buzz, and tape warble, hiss and hum, all subtle shadings in the sound, and in many cases, perfectly blended with the music itself, to add heft, or gravitas, or hell, just some extra noise.
Throughout, it's hard not to be swept away. Pearce conjures up a musical world that's at once magical and mysterious, the sound transcendent and transformative, minimal on the surface, but hiding a maximal energy within. And yeah, we're far from objective. We've loved this band forEVER, and were dying for this record when we first heard about it, and were definitely inclined to love it no matter what. But after repeated listens, what at first seemed like a sonic sketchbook (albeit good one at that), has blossomed into something more purposeful. There's a melancholic, meandering, musical path that runs through these 15 tracks, a path that leads simultaneously inward and outward, and coheres into a darkly delicate songsuite of somnambulant lullabies and softly psychedelic threnodies.
MPEG Stream: "Instrumental 3"
MPEG Stream: "Instrumental 7"
MPEG Stream: "Instrumental 11"

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album cover ABYSSAL Antikatastaseis (Profound Lore) cd 13.98
The gloomy United Kingdom's most insane purveyors of twisted avant death metal bestow upon us once more a showering hailstorm of bludgeoning, smothering murk in the writhing form of their third full length. It's been a couple of years since their last album which we rightfully raved about, but time has clearly done nothing to temper the monstrous wild-eyed leviathan madness that propels Abyssal from the most lightless depths to the outer limits of the Lovecraftian cosmos. "Death Metal" is probably the easiest catch-all descriptor for these guys (especially considering the gurgling guttural quality of the vocals), but it doesn't really seem to do them justice. Indeed Abyssal have a tendency to genre hop a bit, mixing melted slatherings of doom, black metal, even post rock and shoegaze, into their swirling bubbling concoction. But their greatest strength lies not so much in genre hopping but in mood hopping, flipping from some of the most claustrophobic overwhelming death metal you've ever heard to a sudden glorious sun-dappled swell of glorious beautiful melody, all within a matter of seconds. It all serves to inflame the surreal dreamlike nature of the music, all dripping and morphing like an oil painting in the rain, and never is that more apparent than on "Veil of Transcendence", with its woozy plaintive piano repeating over and over atop a barrage of nonsensical death metal, seeming to drift at its own tempo regardless of what else is happening around it, until all of a sudden it locks perfectly into place and for a brief fleeting moment the world is beautiful & placid. That is before it all crumbles around you as quickly as it came together. That's Abyssal's motto: "Don't get too comfortable", and we wouldn't have it any other way.
MPEG Stream: "I Am The Alpha And The Omega"
MPEG Stream: "Veil Of Transcendence"
MPEG Stream: "Chrysalis"

album cover BEGG, MICHAEL / HUMAN GREED Hivernant (Omnempathy) cd 16.98
A very English sounding record, this Hivernant, oozing with dramatic dronescaping and cinematically empty ambience. In previous recordings and collaborations, Michael Begg has found himself in very good company alongside the likes of David Tibet, Colin Potter, Brian Eno, and Clodagh Simonds (amongst others), all of whom share a similar sense of melancholy and portent and resignation, as if it oozed out of the British sod and into their souls. Begg himself has stated that this album is the equivalent of watercolor sketches of a particular portion of Britain (East Lothian, to be exact), capturing the mood and psychic malaise which haunts that land through his darkened, impressionist compositions. Yet, these are most definitely not ephemeral vignettes. Begg carefully crafts the somber spaces with orchestrations of organ, piano, psalter, oboe, etc. that unfurl in and out of an electronic fog that has little in the way of the shoegazing reverberation of, say, Stars Of The Lid, though the arranged formalism and nocturnal pacing could find parallel there. His shimmering layers of sound will evolve into pure sonic forms of harmonically clashing drones only to dissolve into pools of melodic piano reminiscent of Eno's Thursday Afternoon or into a Tim Hecker-like tonal suspension of stained-glass sorrow, with the rather dramatic climax to be found on "Nana" that explodes with a sparse yet booming drumcorps. Hivernant is beautiful, haunting, languid, beguiling. Begg posits this a political album, though he admits an inability to articulate any specifics of these ideas. Yet, in the construct of an album that digs at the poetics of a very British sentiment without sinking into chest-thumping nationalism, his politics speak through the act of creation and not the polemics of division.
MPEG Stream: "Da Pacem (After Arvo)"
MPEG Stream: "Psalom (Live Dans L'Egilse Ste Kasey, Samoens)"
MPEG Stream: "Nana"

album cover BELLI, ANDREA PAVONI + FEDERICO RUSSO s/t (Sanity Muffin) cassette 9.98
Another amazing synth obscurity rescued by the Sanity Muffin label, this one is a strange theatrical composition out of early '80s Italy from this little known female (we think!) analog-synth duo, whose soundtrack to a play titled "CronoCosmo" is an utterly strange mix of romantic Baroque fugues and electro-acoustic avant soundscapes. The mixing of earthly and cosmic themes suggested by the play's title, allows a heady combination of haunting classicism with alien-like passages of spacious and sometimes piercing bloop-bleepery. A mesmerizing sonic portal akin to being in multiple headspaces simultaneously. In other words, a very curious listen! Made more curious by the fact that we couldn't find any mention of the duo (nor any sound samples) beyond the Sanity Muffin website. Hmmm....
Limited to 100 copies.

album cover BEZIER Telomeres (Dark Entries) lp 15.98
While best known as a reissue label, Dark Entries has also released quite a stellar selection of new records by modern artists which still manage to fit perfectly into DE's dark/synth/new wave aesthetic. One of our favorites of those is by San Francisco's own Bezier, whose debut Ensconced we still spin like crazy, even now. So obviously, we were super excited to get this new Dark Entries release by Robert Yang, also know as Bezier, and the minute the needle hit the grooves, and Yang's analog synth wizardry began to pulse from the speakers, we knew Telomeres was bound to be just as good, if not better than Ensconced!
It's almost as if Yang has discovered the perfect musical formula, taking the spaced out sci-fi sounds of electronic pioneers like Deila Derbyshire, Bruce Haack, and Kraftwerk, and reengineering them for the dance floor, a gloriously sizzling, drugged out sonic swirl. The opening minutes of the record made us think of the earliest incarnation of OMD, highjacked by Patrick Cowley's bathhouse jams.
Seeing Bezier live is so refreshing, in that we all know how stale it has become to see someone stuck behind a laptop, and instead when Yang is on stage he's commanding an army of analog synths, that he manipulates like the mad musical scientist he is. Luckily, that live energy and intense presence can be felt throughout these studio tracks, which find Yang's sound more melodic then ever, and yet somehow still oozing with after-hours sleaze.
MPEG Stream: "Telomeres"
MPEG Stream: "Fukushima"

album cover BLACK BUG Frozen Energy / Push You (Avant!) 7" 13.98
The return of our favorite, blown out, minimal, psychedelic synth punks comes in the form of this frantic two track blast of gothed out garage rock pound. The screeched vocals of BB record past have been replaced by a dramatic moody croon, draped over some of THEE most distorted synth buzz you've ever heard. This is the kind of synth wave that induces punk rock pits. The "Frozen Energy" of the A-side is driven by sequenced pulsations, and lockstep drumming, a wicked chorus, and those goddamn synths. Imagine a super charged, meaner and moodier Soft Moon maybe. Regardless if you dug past BB records (the last full length came out on our very own Andee's tUMULt label) odds are this will push those very same buttons.
The B-side is nearly as bombastic, if not a bit more gloomy and glum, with spidery, sinewy basslines, some Cure-like jangle guitars, a pounding piano buried in the mix, and a wonderfully mopey main melody, not to mention the swirls of spaced out synth that pulsate and shimmer, and wrap the whole thing in a gauzy fug. It's like a gorgeously downcast pop song doused in FX, and smeared with sonic murk and we can't get enough.
Sorry, it's not the cheapest 7" in the world, though...
MPEG Stream: "Frozen Energy"
MPEG Stream: "Push You"

album cover BOAN Mentiras (Holodeck) lp 21.00
Another winner from the Holodeck label, who have brought us stellar releases from Marie Davidson, Smokey Emory, Troller, Survive and Sungod and others mostly from the vital contemporary electronic scene in Austin, Texas. Boan is a collaboration between Ssleeperhold's Jose Cota and Mariana Saldana (ex - //TENSE//) who, outside of their lauded individual creative efforts, are widely known as two thirds of the now defunct electro-trio Medio Mutante. We dug Ssleeperhold's grave rave synth confections, and here with Saldana's detached goth-romance delivery, the duo have crafted a superb minimal wave acid dance classic. Brooding, sultry and hypnotic, utilizing an array of modern synths, sequencers and drum machines and recorded with the best studio production from Survive's Michael Stein, Boan offers a dark flip side to the retro Italo grooves of the Italians Do It Better label, even sounds like something unearthed by Dark Entries from Italy or Spain circa 1983. Fantastic!
MPEG Stream: "Babylon"
MPEG Stream: "Secretos"
MPEG Stream: "Boan Acid"

album cover BONNIE PRINCE BILLY On Raglan Road / Go Away From My Window (Royal Stable) 7" 7.98
BPB is back, once again. We got these direct from Will Oldham's own Royal Stable label (who also put out that self-titled Bonnie Prince Billy record we also carry). Being rather limited and all, we won't go into a ton of detail here, you probably know (if) you want one...
The A-side, he tells us, is a cover of an "almost-traditional" Irish tune (originally recorded by The Dubliners, we think), while the B-side is a version of a song written by the wonderful Appalachian balladeer John Jacob Niles. Both lovely and folky/old-timey of course, hushed and haunting, especially the a cappella Niles number. The plain white sleeves have the artist, title and number out of 500 scrawled on 'em by Will Oldham himself.
MPEG Stream: "On Raglan Road"

album cover BORROWED TIME s/t (High Roller) cd 11.98
We've been wanting to list this for a looong time, but only finally got some copies of the import-only cd to review. Now split up, Detroit heavy metallers Borrowed Time were old school inspired worshippers at the collective altars of Manilla Road, Brocas Helm, Cirith Ungol, and all the best/most obscure NWOBHM bands you ever/never heard of. They followed up their aptly titled Arcane Metal Arts ep, reviewed by us some years back, with this 2013 full-length debut put out by Germany's High Roller label, sadly also to be the band's swan song. And yes, it seriously rules - if the kinds of acts we just mentioned, i.e. legends from the shadowy kingdoms of cult metal buried by time and dust mean anything to you. Also anyone who got into the Lord Fist we listed not long ago will dig this too for sure.
Full of rip roaring Maidenesque gallops, chugging rocka rolla, plenty of fretboard frenzies, some herky-jerky Slough Feg-gery, some epic medieval melodies a la Solstice, a folky acoustic interlude (with the great title "Transcendental Knavery"), and even an instance of grand "Supertzar" style choirs, Borrowed Time's album delivers the goods with aplomb and a certain sort of aristocratic air/flair. Too bad they broke up, but enjoy this now that we've got it! (And also, fyi: their vocalist, whose flamboyantly soaring & shrieking singing was a big part of Borrowed Time's appeal, has joined up with Canadian epic doomsters Funeral Circle).
MPEG Stream: "Libertine"
MPEG Stream: "The Thaumaturgist"
MPEG Stream: "Pygmalion"

album cover CARLTON MELTON MEETS DOCTOR SPACE Live From Roadburn Festival 2014 (Lay Bare Recordings) 2lp 35.00
Another tripped out psychedelic missive from our pals in Carlton Melton, this one live, documenting the group's performance last year at the legendary Roadburn festival in Holland, where they were joined by the mysterious Dr. Space (from Danish space-psych crew Oresund Space Collective) and tore the roof off, with a sprawling set of wild, transcendental, psych-drone spaciness and tranced out FX heavy, hypno-rock.
The band, along with the good doctor, also tackled a couple covers (Pink Floyd's "When You're In" and Hawkwind's "Time We Left This World Today"), and as you might imagine, they sound right at home amidst the group's already druggy, heart-of-the-sun heaviness. That heaviness manifests itself most notably on the Pink Floyd cover, which sounds decidedly doomy, a blown out Sabbathy lumber, laced with wild leads, and driven by some seriously churning riffage. Their Hawkwind cover is also pretty heady, big riffs swaddled in swirling clouds of sci-fi that smooth out into total low slung hypnotic mesmer, woozy, washed out and darkly pulsing, before one final burst of heavy-psych bombast.
But before we get to the covers, were treated to nearly 75 minutes of CM classics old and new, running the gamut from bleary kosmische shimmer, to furious almost Stooges-y stomps, and from laid back, motorik kraut-psych to full bore lost-in-space lysergic freakouts. Not sure what else to say about these guys that we haven't already, other than the fact, that few modern psychedelic space rock outfits can simultaneously channel the past, and yet somehow sound totally modern, if not wildly futuristic, conjuring up some impossibly loose limbed, zoner-stoner sound field that entrances, mesmerizes and induces furious head banging all in the same set (and often all in the same song).
Be warned, this is LIMITED TO 300 COPIES!!! Includes a full color A3 poster, and is mostly sold out from the label, so odds are these are the only copies we'll ever have. Buy now or cry later.

album cover CHIPS & BEER Issue #9 magazine 7.00
Crude yet erudite, super idiosyncratic and Satanic. Yep, it's a new issue of our favorite magazine by/for the hippest of heshers, Chips & Beer. We'd like to think that we'd have to say nothing more than that his issue contains a ten page interview with guitarist/vocalist Bobbie Wright of cult San Francisco metallers Brocas Helm!!!!! to sell about a million copies, but of course we don't actually live in that particular fantasy world. However, hopefully it is a selling point. Said interview is entertaining to say the least. Also Brocas drummer Jack Hayes chats for a couple pages too... just too bad they couldn't get Brocas bassist 'The Wizard" to sit down for an interview as well. Anyway, in the Bob Wright Q&A, the interviewer describes Chips & Beer to him as being "kind of like a modern day Mad Magazine, but with horror movies and Heavy Metal". Yeah, ok, that's a pretty good summation.
Other radness getting the Chips & Beer treatment this time 'round includes Manilla Road, NWOBHM'ers Holocaust, Iron Maiden artist Derek Riggs, Mark Bell of Dust (and the Ramones), cryptozoologist Loren Coleman, and good ol' Blue Oyster Cult, the latter of which deservedly takes up a good chunk of this issue's 128 newsprint pages, with a couple of interviews, a detailed timeline, reviews of every album, cartoons, and even repros of old BOC magazine ads. And, yes, there's more, more interviews, the usual grouchy and/or confusional reviews, et cetra. So plonk down your seven bucks and join the party.

album cover COIL Unnatural History (Sanity Muffin) cassette 9.98
A grey area cassette reissue of the first Unnatural History collection from Coil. Originally this came out in 1990 on cd only, to gather the various compilation tracks, odds & ends, and unreleased material that dated back to the first recordings that Balance and Christopherson made in 1983. That cd pressing was amongst the many British discs manufactured through World Serpent at the time that were susceptible to disc rot. There were a couple of pressings that Coil issued through their Threshold House imprint as well as the inevitable Russian bootlegs. With the estates of Balance and Christopherson unresolved, we can't fault anybody for getting this material out there, as Coil were at the forefront of industrial culture and vangarde electronica. The tracks on this compilation feature the three incendiary tracks of doleful Fairlight melodies, cluster bomb explosions, and squealing pigs from the Sickness Of Snakes side project with Boyd Rice. There's also excerpts from some of Coil's soundtracks for Derek Jarman, snippets from the Zos Kia side project, and the longform gamelan minimalism of "How To Destroy Angels."
Limited to 100 copies.
MPEG Stream: SICKNESS OF SNAKES "Various Hands"
MPEG Stream: COIL "Here To Here (Double Headed Secret)"
MPEG Stream: COIL "S Is For Sleep"
MPEG Stream: COIL "Sicktone"

album cover ELPH VS. COIL Worship The Glitch (Sanity Muffin) cassette 9.98
A grey area cassette reissue of Coil's Worship The Glitch. Elph was the drug-addled name that Balance and Christopherson gave to their electronic equipment when particular sounds would emerge in unconscious / unplanned ways. Their approach to modular synths, samplers, computers, sequencers, and keyboards was both a reaction against the highly structured songs that Coil had written for Love's Secret Domain and a channeling of the automatic writing that had been so inspirational to many of their Surrealist forefathers. Both Balance and Christopherson had fully immersed themselves in the post-rave culture in England (and beyond), with the sounds found on Worship The Glitch refracted through their own perspective on chill-out / ambient textures. This album really has nothing to do with the clicks n' cuts sound that erupted a few years later blossoming around the likes of Oval and Alva Noto, but the album's title became the banner to this aesthetic framework. Worship The Glitch is much closer situated to the electronic lunar threnodies that Coil produced for their Musick To Play In The Dark series. While this work is perhaps towards the nadir of Coil's output, they were still light years ahead of the curve of the ambient drivel that was coming out at this time in mid '90s. Limited to 100 copies.
MPEG Stream: "Dark Start"
MPEG Stream: "The Halliwell Hammers"
MPEG Stream: "Hysteron Proteron Jewel"

album cover EXOTERIC CONTINENT Referendum (Hospital) lp 27.00
A mighty fine introduction to the work of Barcelona's Exoteric Continent via the ever savvy Hospital Productions. Arnau Sala (aka Exoteric Continent) is a structuralist exploring primitive electronic rhythms and noises, bridging the gaps between ascetic techno, musique concrete, and the industrially slanted aspects of minimal wave. He's recently issued cassettes on the eccentric techno label Opal Tapes and the noise imprint Second Sleep, which is mostly known for the harsh power electronics and the more extreme tangents of experimental musics. Blackened synths and crumbling drones flirt with the carcinogenic electronics that MB first produced way back on Symphony For A Genocide, which coincidentally got a reissue by Hospital in the not too distant past. Sala procures and re-engineers this keening uneasiness of sound through his asymmetrical patterning that will snap into focus with whipcrack punctuations of almost witch-house snares, crude sequences, and deep techno thumps. You'll find shadowy acid squelches which reflect favorably on a Plasticman tip circa Closer, as well as the sort of out-of-phased layerings that brought Mika Vainio into the spotlight, and plenty of dour industrial-hypno-trax aligned with the more Unitarian / non-denominational facets of Vatican Shadows. Totally fantastic stuff.
MPEG Stream: "Posicions"
MPEG Stream: "Definicio D'Estat"
MPEG Stream: "La Mirada Llarga"

album cover FUTURE OLD PEOPLE ARE WIZARDS Faux Paw (Zeal) lp 16.98
BACK IN STOCK!!
Future Old People Are Wizards, eh? We don't have a problem with the band name, it's kind of interesting, but wish they hadn't used a phonetic pronunciation of the acronym for their name as the title of this disc. FOPAW = "Faux Paw". Meaning what? Seems a little silly. Ah well, we forgive 'em, they're Belgian (mmmm, beer). Also, whatever, the music is way cool, Future Old People Are Wizards being a sort of alternative/stoner rock band, grungy and psychedelic and plenty melodic, with lots and lots of spacey synth swirling around the distorted guitars. It's heavy and rockin' one moment, trippy and Beatles-esque the next. The title of instrumental track "Eastern Sabbath" is also pretty overt in describing what that one sounds like, eh.
The FOPAW equation doesn't really include any utterly original elements, yet it's a particular, precise blend of styles/sounds you don't hear together everyday, all good stuff, and it works! They've got it dialed in on this debut, definitely. Their label references both Tangerine Dream and Kyuss with regards to FOPAW's sound, yeah we hear that, Eno and Zep too, or try UFOmammut meets Queens Of The Stone Age. Another: imagine Aussie synth lords The Night Terrors teamed up with old aQ stoner-psych-pop faves Elope from Sweden, perhaps? Powerful wall-of-fuzz riff repetition, shoegazing melody, drifting dreaminess (particularly on the super-synthed-out final epic track "Cotton Sheep")... FOPAW do it all, and do it well, making this pretty hard for us to resist, not that we're trying, why would we? Recommended rock!
MPEG Stream: "Teenage Hospital"
MPEG Stream: "Little Big One"
MPEG Stream: "Somewhere"

album cover GARET, RICHARD 60' Cassette (The Helen Scarsdale Agency) cassette 7.98
Many, many moons ago, we championed an album by the Argentine outliers Reynols, entitled Blank Tapes. It was an album of blank tapes. Yes. Blank Tapes. The tapes in question were of dubious origin found throughout various Buenos Aires markets with the floornoise of these tapes being amplified and augmented into a form of austere if surreal minimalism. Of course, there was the art-school complaint about this conceptual endgame: "why the fuck didn't Reynols release that on cassette?" One rather sensible answer is that the clarity of digital media along with the dislocation from the original completed the project; but another answer is provided by Richard Garet, who continues to impress with this album of destroyed tape that's been released on tape. Garet tersely explains the process out in the liner notes: "Some blank. Some erased. Some demagnetized. Etc." But like the Reynols album, Richard Garet's 60' Cassette transcends the source material with in psychologically compacted crucible of distressed materiality.
The interference from motors and magnets upon the tape heads and bits of outspun tape get accumulated amongst compressed hiss, tactile crunches, chainsawed drone, foghorn bellowing, pneumatic secretions, and Kirlian sibilance. Garet's additive and subtractive processes leave so much residue behind that Garet he can loop all of these smears, smudges, crackles, and crumbles back into the system of tape immolation, as a very lo-fi reinterpretation of Lucier's "I Am Sitting In A Room", capturing the accumulated grit of an internal mechanism instead of the architectural resonance. Aesthetically and compositionally, Garet has long been an underappreciated composer; and he's really delivered a top notch piece of work of corrosion and decay that perfectly matches format and the concepts at hand.
MPEG Stream: "30' Number One"
MPEG Stream: "30' Number Two"

album cover KAKRABA, SK Yonye (Sun Ark) lp 19.98
Imagine the sound of Konono No. 1 if you took away the percussion, but not the distortion, and replaced the modified thumb pianos with an elaborately constructed xylophone called a Gyil (made from large wooden slats suspended over calabash gourds that have been fitted with resonators). That would you get close to the sound of master performer and instrument builder, SK Kakraba Lobi. Long used in funeral rites in his native Ghana, the Gyil has a deep hypnotic otherworldy tone that seems apt for carrying departing spirits into the afterlife.
Kakraba comes from a long ancestry of Gyil masters and is fast becoming a popularizer of his instrument, tribal traditions, folklore and songcraft now that he has moved to Los Angeles. There he resides with his American-born wife and builds xylophones in his garage in Highland Park and plays local markets, where he caught the attention of Cameron Stallones aka Sun Araw, who released Kakraba's third album on Stallone's Sun Ark imprint. Yonye is a compilation of traditional Lobi music from Ghana, whose loping rhythms hypnotize in spellbinding formations and deep meditations. Recommended!
MPEG Stream: "Pirifu"

album cover LES VAMPYRETTES (CONNY PLANK & HOLGER CZUKAY) Biomutanten / Menetekel (Stimulus Progression) cassette 8.98
One of the stranger one-off missives of early eighties post-kraut weirdness was the lone 12" of Conny Plank and Holger Czukay's Les Vampyrettes project, offered here in a limited cassette reissue. No kosmiche krautrock here, instead Les Vampyrettes is an homage to the dread factor in horror cinema offering a brooding melange of slow creeping bass, spine-tingling ritualistic sound scapery of cut up screams, chants, water drips and knife scrapes amid Satanic incantations in deep monstrous tones. Extraordinary sound design, but very bizarre! Listen at loud volume or on headphones in the dark for full fear effect. Uber-limited!
MPEG Stream: "Biomutanten"
MPEG Stream: "Menetekel"

album cover LORD TIME Drink My Tears (Universal Consciousness ) cd 11.98
NOW ON CD! Digipak, limited to 300 copies. Previously cassette-only, from 2013, also released by the Universal Consciousness label. Here's what we said about its original tape incarnation then:
Latest blast of nekro morbid death metal primitivism from the drummer of LA black metallers Harassor, and like on previous tapes, Drink My Tears is a twisted, lo-fi, blackened, psychedelic freakout, a warped strain of primitivism, the recording this time around even shittier (read: genius), the guitars brittle and buzzy, but not black metal buzzy, more sort of tinny, the drums cardboard box thumps, everything super distorted and in the red, the vocals a raspy grumbly croak, heavily processed, and made super trippy, the sound surprisingly melodic, with what sounds like piano, the recording not so black metal as damaged lo-fi dirge pop with black metal elements? Maybe. Well, really, it IS black metal obviously, but seriously mutated, black metal the way Circle Of Ouroborus is black metal, as much the mood and atmosphere and intent as the sound, cuz really some of the tracks here are weirdly hypnotic slabs of lo-fi psychedelic weirdness, that out of context, we might not even classify as black metal. But then there are tracks that are raw as fuck, and black as fuck, but those are far outweighed by the trippy, the tranced out, the droney, the woozy and wonderfully weird. Swirls of distorted guitar melodies emulate carnival organs, a sort of blackened kosmische, others are lurching lumbering dirges that again seem too heavy on the chiming clean guitar to be truly black metal, but fuck it, not of that matters, this is some super rad, super twisted, outsider sonic weirdness, that whether it sounds psychedelic, or grim and black, or freaky and WTF?, to you, or hell even all of the above, this is some amazing, inspired, dementedly genius stuff that is KILLING us. So totally and absolutely recommended.
MPEG Stream: "Side One (excerpt)"
MPEG Stream: "Side Two (excerpt)"

album cover MATTHEWS, CARL Aksu (Sanity Muffin / Keep Tapes Alive) cassette 9.98
One of our favorite cassette reissue labels Sanity Muffin returns with four new tapes (see the Coil cassettes as well as the Belli+ Russo tape elsewhere in this list), including this one, for which Sanity Muffin partnered with the Keep Tapes Alive label. It's a gem from obscure late seventies/early eighties synthesist Carl Matthews who originally self-released this long sought-after masterpiece on cassette in 1980. A reissue had been promised for over a decade to no avail, by a label that by all appearances looked like it went under before it could happen. So KTA stepped in, and now offers up a clean remaster of the original tape. Aksu is a beautifully strange release of sci-fi kosmiche, cut from the cloth of Klaus Schultze, Konrad Schnitzler and other German electronic pioneers, but instilling an unsettled alien quality of pensive wonder and foreboding all its own... Long desired in rare cassette and mutant synth circles, this tape will be sold out soon for sure. Limited to 100 copies.
MPEG Stream: "Encounter"

album cover MOORE, STEVE The Guest OST (Death Waltz / Mondo) lp 38.00
BACK IN STOCK!!
Generally we're bummed when reissue labels start releasing new albums by contemporary artists, since rarely do those records stand up to the classics deemed worthy of reissue. One exception is he consortium of horror/soundtrack vinyl labels, who have not shied away from modern soundtracks, and for the most part, they've been well worthy of sitting alongside the long sought after rarities that these labels dig up and lovingly offer up to a whole new legion of fans (as well as plenty of old ones). Mondo and Deathwaltz are two of the bigger players and they seem to have struck up some sort of partnership since this record bears both labels' names and logos. And it seems like a good one for them to share, cuz really, it would have been right at home on either.
We've long been fans of Steve Moore, solo, and in Zombi, his duo with drummer Anthony Paterra. And fans of Moore and Zombi, will find much of The Guest sounding very familiar. An action movie released in 2014, about a mysterious stranger who shows up on the doorstep of a family grieving the loss of their son in Afghanistan, the man claiming to be a friend of their son's, but who may not be the man he says he is. And like many of the soundtracks and scores we review, The Guest is a film we have not actually seen yet. But as is also often the case, that doesn't at all keep this from being a cool and compelling listen. Zombi-isms abound, percolating synth arpeggios, swirling kosmiche texture, but a bit more subtle and brooding, lots of low rumbles, and dense drifting thrum, even the pulsing synths, often become more a haunting percussive melody, shrouded in swaths of dark ambience, evoking a palpable sense of dread and at times near terror. Fans of Carpenter, and Goblin, and the modern retro-synth / faux-score movement, will definitely dig, but even removed from the images, this is a stirring bit of sound design and sonic sculpting. If the score to the seventies throwback psychedelic art film Beyond The Black Rainbow wasn't already so perfect, this would have worked just as well, dizzying and claustrophobic, some tracks evoking the sort of panic of being pursued in the dark, others the creeping dread of what lurks in the shadows. We're also reminded of the genius score of Phantasm, one of our all time favorite movies, with a stunning score to go with it (which was also just reissued, and we'll try to list and review soon), which is about the highest praise we can bestow.
As with all these soundtracks, the packaging is super swank, glossy full color covers, a thick glossy full color printed inner sleeve, the whole thing held shut by a caution tape style printed yellow obi.

album cover NUIT NOIRE Inner Light (Seed Stock) lp 15.98
Our favorite 'faerical blasting punks' return. Well, not exactly. Inner Light was actually recorded way back in 2003, and remained essentially unreleased until now (barring some bootleg tapes floating around). Apparently, after all of the early demos, NN mainman Tenebras abandoned the blackened vokills of those early recordings, in favor of a new, strange, dramatic singing style, which defined Inner Light, would go on to define NN's unique sound, but at the time drove Tenebras's brother and bandmate Akhron from the band, after which, Nuit Noire would remain a one man band (literally, with Tenebras playing guitar, and singing, while simultaneously playing drums with his feet!).
Some of these songs were later re-recorded in one-man-band form, but the sound dramatically different than they do here. Impossibly lo-fi, murky and muddy and washed out, with less insectoid buzz, and more blurry swirl. The drums are wild and chaotic, and the songs are still peppered with the occasional feral howl, but for the most part, the vocals are a weird punish croon, that sounds a bit like some unholy mix of the Dickies, Crass, the Cardiacs and the Toy Dolls. When paired with frantic blackened buzz, it makes for a potent, and bafflingly brilliant combination. In addition, there's some strange sound effects going on too, like on the opening track, that's laced with weird boinky squiggles, that sound like a theremin, or scraped violin, or some primitive synth, and then somehow the drums are effected too, so it sounds like weird electronic drums. Very psychedelic, and very cool.
And there do seem to be strings, pizzicato plucks here and there, but all wound up into some furious galloping blackened punk, and soaring epic outsider metal majesty, and at times some super melodic almost post rock sounding atmospherics. The vocals get seriously unhinged and hysterical at times, the songs slipping into full on WTF mode before eventually settling into yet another sprawl of punked out black metal weirdness.
Essential, twisted, feral, primitive, demented, avant garde, black metal / crust punk / noise pop genius!!
LIMITED TO 500 COPIES!!
MPEG Stream: "Inner Light I"
MPEG Stream: "Inner Light III"
MPEG Stream: "Inner Light IV"

album cover OWENS, ISAIAH You Without Sin Cast The First Stone (Mississippi) lp 15.98
NOW ON VINYL!! AND, ***MISSISSIPPI ALERT***
About ten years ago, this great, remarkably raw gospel album came out on compact disc via the Casequarter label. Now it's on vinyl, given an additional stamp of approval by the Mississippi label. Here's more or less what we said back when the cd version was released:
Hmm. If Casequarter digs up some more gospel music like *this*, the godless here might have to consider actually going to church some Sunday... First they brought us that wonderful Rev. Charlie Jackson collection, and now this, a debut album of unique gospel blues guitar stylings and amazing singing from the 72-year old Isaiah Owens. And while the Rev. Jackson disc consisted of private-press singles released in the '70s, Isaiah Owens was playing this stuff live on the radio just a few years ago. It was 1998 when Casequarter's Kevin Nutt first heard Owens on Montgomery, Alabama AM station WMGY (and some of the tracks found here he taped off the radio then!). Of course, Owens had been musically active for some time before this, singing gospel since the '50s in a group called The Flying Clouds of Montgomery, but only picking up the guitar in the '80s! And being such a late starter on the instrument, he developed what you'll discover here to be a quite original style all his own. It's not intentionally avant-garde and atonal but let's just say that his self-taught playing is quite at odds with tradition... and makes for quite an accompaniment to his strong, accomplished vocals. With these raw, loud, rhythmic, dissonant chords he sure aims to get the attention of both the Lord and the radio listener. Casequarter suggests that Owens' guitar sounds like a sanctified Hasil Adkins... we'd concur and also add that if you've heard underground Japanese folk troubadour Makami Kan you will hear a parallel for sure. And like Makami Kan's music, this is certainly some honest, soulful stuff. God-lovin' fervor that can't be faked. You'll feel it. Quite recommended!
MPEG Stream: "You Without Sin"
MPEG Stream: "Yes Jesus Loves Me"
MPEG Stream: "I Wonder Do You Know"

album cover PINK, ARIEL Thrash And Burn (Hem) 2cd 13.98
Hey we just noticed we have a few left of these, from a couple years ago, so they're going on sale!! Was $19.98 before...
We really weren't sure what to expect from this, a reissue of a lost collection of 'musique concrete' from warped pop weirdo Ariel Pink, when he was in fact, still Ariel Rosenberg, and long before he would perfect his damaged pop-out-of-time style, fusing lysergic seventies beholden FM radio damage to classic pop music tropes all filtered through some woozy drug addled WTF/ADD sonic experimentation. That said, on first listen, these early tracks, from when Ariel fancied himself a "20th century composer", don't sound all that far removed from what would later become his signature sound. Which is not a bad thing at all. The whole 'musique concrete' tag just smacks a bit of pretentious artworld bullshit, lots of comparisons to Pierre Schaeffer and Xenakis and Luc Ferrari, and sure, some of the techniques here are definitely borrowed from those masters, much of Thrash And Burn assembled from varispeed tape loop experiments, abstract collages, processed primitive loops, home made electronics, all fashioned into a sprawling twisted minimalism, but one that to be fair, definitely looks forward to the warped outsider pop in Pink's future. In fact we'd opine that most ambitious underground music makers tend to employ musique concrete techniques, having grandiose ideas and a limited budget with which to realize them. Fucked up 4-tracks are the modern equivalent to the 20th century composer's tape machines. And if this is Ariel Pink's musique concrete record, then hell, 20th century composer Lou Barlow should get some serious kudos for his musique concrete masterpiece The Freed Weed! Cuz there's some seriously warped, tape damaged, fucked up avant garde sound art experimentation going on all over that record...
But really, fans of Ariel Pink, ourselves included, will find much to dig here, a sprawling collection of damaged, minimal lo-fi abstract art pop, much of it in sketch form, as it seems these were culled from piles of busted up old tapes and scratched cd-r's, recorded in the nineties, only recently found on the floor of Pink's Beverly Hills bedroom, the detritus of a crazy prolific composer, and it's easy to see how some of these could have become proper AP tracks, but here, in their super raw and skeletal form, they definitely display another side of Pink, and they perhaps do reflect his interest in 20th century composition, but it's all all filtered through his funhouse mirror warped pop aesthetic. Many of the tracks are really gorgeous, minimal and rhythmic, layered and textured, psychedelic and hauntingly austere, others are like AP pop songs, stumbling programmed rhythms, warbly organs, wavery crooned vocals, everything wreathed in hiss and hum, and still others definitely display an early form of that VHS tape/retrokitsch/eighties Z-movie score sound that folks like Pink and James Ferraro among others would transform into a modern genre. So yeah, all pretension aside, this is a fantastic glimpse into the early years of one of our favorite modern outsider songwriters, it's woozy and warped, dreamily druggy and fantastically fucked up, it's also abstract and minimal, and experimental enough, so that perhaps to certain ears, it could be cast it in a different light, less a weird pop record with experimental tendencies, and more an experimental record with pop tendencies. Either way, whichever you prefer, we like it a lot!
MPEG Stream: "Shoes"
MPEG Stream: "Foul Play"
MPEG Stream: "I Disguise You"
MPEG Stream: "Cemetary Suite"
MPEG Stream: "Starry Eyes"
MPEG Stream: "Those Were The Days (Now I'm 21)"
MPEG Stream: "Nothing At All / Different Names"
MPEG Stream: "Feel It With Your Landlord"

album cover POPPY FAMILY, THE A Good Thing Lost 1968-1973 (What Are) cd 11.98
The Poppy Family have long been a favorite around here, as a cult '60s folk-pop group with psych-ish leanings, and it's good to finally see a top-notch collection of singles and album tracks at an affordable price. Fronted by husband and wife Terry and Susan Jacks and hailing from Canada, their signature sound was notably marked by the use of tablas and sitars that gave their songs a groovy but restless and searching edge, relevant to the flower-powered countercultural shifts at the time in the late sixties and early seventies. Like Shocking Blue, Bobbie Gentry mixed with Coven, or The Carrie Nations (the doomed fictional band in Russ Meyer's Beyond The Valley of The Dolls), The Poppy Family played a slightly druggy folk-pop filtered through the lens of a southern gothic sensibility. Songs like "Where Evil Grows", "Shadows On My Wall", "There's No Blood in Bone", and their biggest single, "Which Way You Goin', Billy? were laden with references to death, suicidal heartbreak and the supernatural.
They only recorded two albums, but sudden band line-up changes, and hectic touring issues forced the couple to go their separate ways. Terry Jacks subsequently scored the biggest hit of his career with "Seasons In The Sun", while Susan continued down her own career path in a more country crossover vein. A Good Thing Lost is an apt title for a band that for a moment could have had it all. These songs still sound so great!
Recommended for fans of any of the groups mentioned above, crate-digger psych breaks and incredible sixties studio production!!!
MPEG Stream: "Free From The City"
MPEG Stream: "There's No Blood in Bone"
MPEG Stream: "Shadows On My Wall"
MPEG Stream: "Evil Overshadows Joe"

album cover RADIOSON s/t (The Helen Scarsdale Agency) cassette 7.98
The men who stared at goats may or may not have been a work of fiction, as reported upon by journalist Jon Ronson, investigating the more fringe aspects of the American defense establishment. But leave it up to Russia to be the source for an even more fucked-up tale of parapsychological research into ESP as a potential addition to the arsenal of weapons of war and tools of espionage. The early Soviet psychological researcher Bernard Kazhinski posited the idea that the human nervous system might in fact influence (and be influenced by) radio signals and other forms of electro-magnetism, drafting a book on the matter back in 1923. His ideas had formed the basis to the research into the zombification of an enemy combatant by means of radio, with experiments being conducted on soldiers in the Soviet army, most of whom died as a result, with the exception of one - and he currently resides in a mental hospital. The validity of these claims is vague at best, but it sure as hell makes for a great story.
Enter Radioson - another project for the Russian psychonaut [S] who has recorded over the years as Five Elements Music and Exit In Grey, with this name coming from Kazhinski's "radio sleep." Where deep pools of nocturnal drone broadcast from those other projects, the cosmology of Radioson is distinctly conspiratorial and psychologically caustic. The recordings of Radioson are suitably grim and volatile yet hang from long-form compositional arcs that are emblematic of [S]'s other recordings. A languishing cosmic melody orbits the first of four lengthy track to this cassette, building a sci-fi desolation worthy of any classic '70s film of likeminded paranoia, conspiracy, and intrigue. Kirlian glows of psychic noise flare against the album's sustained analogue synth drones in the form of noxious radio transmissions, crusty static from accumulated tape hiss, and electro-static smolderings that might as well be the audio documentation of zombification experiments. The closing collage of numbers stations and shortwave jamming signals is an apt mimesis of the coded transmissions that would flood from those research laboratories, repleat with the dehumanized mechanization and the lethal hum of high-voltage wires. Another brilliant document from the mysterious [S].
MPEG Stream: "Radioson 1"
MPEG Stream: "Radioson 2"
MPEG Stream: "Radioson4"

album cover SALT Issue 11 magazine 5.00
It's always a happy day around aQ when a new issue of Salt shows up. A long running (15 years!) zine from the UK, lovingly curated and mostly written by aQ pal Kevin McCaighy. But this time around, that happiness is tempered with some bad news: after 11 issues, this is the very last Salt! Noooooo! How can that be??
Long time readers of the aQ list no doubt have experienced our gushing reviews of this distinctly DIY mag over the years, calling it out as one of our favorites and even wondering why other more mainstream mags didn't snap up McCaighy themselves (one eventually did!). Regardless, we're grateful for one last hurrah. And like the ten preceding issues, it's another good one. Covering all sorts of stuff near and dear to McCaighy's heart, whether that's obscure psychedelic noise rock, or professional wrestling. So what's going on this time around?
First, an article about aQ beloved weirdo UK noise pop misfits the Cardiacs, who if you've yet to check out, do yourself a favor. Progged out cabaret outsider pop GENIUS. Then there's Philly psych label Nod & Smile, who've released records by Numinous Eye, The Photon Band, Acid Mothers Temple and more. And it wouldn't be Salt without some wrestling, so how about a super in depth review of Wrestlefest 2013, which took place at a high school in Newark, California, and included some big names, and for the less wrestling savvy, some seemingly lesser known ones as well, but a fun read even if wrestling is not your thing. It's also accompanied by some rad wrestling comics as well.
Up next is Aleister X, who we have yet to hear, but sounds RIGHT up our alley, a fucked up guitar shred meets hip hop weirdo-glam WTF oddity that was co-released by the aforementioned Nod & Smile label and Andrew WK's Steev Mike label. Another unknown to us group, Batalj, also sound super interesting, a Swedish / Australian noise trio, and another record we're gonna have to track down. Relatedly is the Sixsixsixties label, who released a Batalj record and whose mastermind also performs in a group called Meddicine (who not surprisingly, we also wanna hear now!). And finally, fastcore/hardcore/grindcore/punk rock label Give Praise, and yet another bunch of cool sounding records to track down and check out.
There's more drawings too, and a heartfelt introduction and farewell from McCaighy. Again, like issues 1-10, this rules, and is a fantastic and fascinating read. We only got a handful, so if you want one, grab it quick before they're gone for good. And Salt is done forever.

album cover SATURN AND THE SUN Harsh Realities, Broken Bones and Skull Tones (Tapeworm) cassette 8.98
We'll keep this one super short since we only got 4 copies, and odds are the Tapeworm nerds/collectors/completists out there will snatch these up anyway. But if act fast, and you might be able to nab one of these. Saturn And The Sun is the duo of Joachim Nordwall and Henrik Rylander, who readers of the aQ list probably know better as members of hypno-rockers The Skull Defekts. In Saturn though, the two delve into the more harsh electronic side of their sound, crafting dense deep drones and blasts of face melting electronic noise.
LIMITED TO 100 COPIES, with cover art by Savage Pencil. We tried to order a bunch, and only got FOUR copies, so if you want one, be quick or be bummed...

album cover SCORPIONS Lonesome Crow (Universal) lp 27.00
Just got in a couple copies of a vinyl reissue of this krautrock, yes krautrock, fave. Our review of the much cheaper cd version went something like this...
Ok. Go to YouTube and watch this: http://youtube.com/watch?v=8nTGTCSGj30&mode=related&search=
Now, buy this album.
What, you need more???
Ok, but don't think we won't try that ploy again.
So, if'n you don't know, 1972's Lonesome Crow was the first ever album from Germany's Scorpions, a band later to become worldwide heavy metal hitmakers. Here, though, their not-so-humble beginnings are in the realm of heavy, hippie, progressive KRAUTROCK. Of course. In fact, this Conny Plank produced debut was the first ever release in the legendary Brain label 1000-series, catalog number Brain 1001. It's fully psychedelic heaviness, seriously Sabbathy in spots, featuring the glorious fly-you-to-the-rainbow vocal stylings of a then-bearded and not-yet-balding Klaus Meine and, on virtuoso lead guitar, Michael Schenker, the 16 year old brother of rhythm guitarist Rudy! Young Schenker would soon split the Scorps for what at the time were greener pastures in England's UFO, but since his replacement was the godly Uli Jon Roth, the Scorpions saw no slacking in the dep't. of axe mastery. Still, this first album is definitely sits on its own lonely throne amongst all the amazing early Scorpions records (up thru the last one with Uli, 1977's Taken By Force, you can't really go wrong!).
So fans of the psychedelic proto-metal and krautrock too should check this out...no, it's not like they sound like Can or Faust... but it's not too far off from some Amon Duul II, Lucifer's Friend, Nektar, or even Necronomicon. The title track clocks in at over 13 murky, majestic minutes (that's prog!). And the riffs, well the riffs definitely are Hendrix-Cream-Sabbath influenced, on the road to true metal, sorta an earlier parallel to the evolution of another great '70s metal act, Judas Priest, whose first album was also on the druggy, psychedelic side.
(Oh and fyi, we got lazy and just recycled the cover from the cd version we'd previously listed, but just so you know this vinyl actually has a Brain logo in one corner, and also bears a big yellow oval blurb saying "feat. Michael Schenker of UFO" on it.)
MPEG Stream: "It All Depends"
MPEG Stream: "In Search Of The Peace Of Mind"

album cover SCREATURE s/t (Ss) lp 15.98
We got some flak for being honest with our disappointment for the recent turn that Zola Jesus took away from the more feral approach of her earlier recordings on Sacred Bones and towards a more polished approach for her Mute records. Part of the criticism on our part has been that she's really never worked with a guitarist, instead going with electronics and sometimes live drums even during her earliest recordings. But if she WERE to have fronted an emaciated goth-punk quartet on a Christian Death / Rubella Ballet tip, it might have sounded as good Screature - a totally amazing deathrock outfit from Sacramento. This is their first album, from 2013, which originally was a self-released affair only to now get a small repress via Sacramento's punk-HQ, SS Records, produced by one of the dudes from A Frames. The biggest WTF? about this band might be that their debut show was opening for Death Grips. No pressure there. But with the full-bodied voice from Liz Mahoney at the foreground, Screature has nothing to worry about in terms of their confidence to belt, scream, yelp, and howl. She's got an amazing side kick in guitarist Chris Orr, who is Rik Agnew to her Rozz Williams (that being the infernal guitar / voice axis to the first Christian Death line-up). The rhythm section is pretty back-to-basics with duotone bass-synth hammerings courtesy Sarah Scherer and Dum Dum backbeats from Miranda Vera. These driving Siouxsie / X-Mal inspired songs are certainly driven by Mahoney's presence with the scalpel slicing / suburban gloom colored by Orr's guitar; and they make for one hell of a great record - yup, the one that Zola Jesus should have been making years ago.
By the way, this is their first album, but SS has also just released a brand new Screature as well, Four Columns, on both vinyl and cd, that we also have in stock and will doubtless be reviewing (and raving about) soon, too.
MPEG Stream: "All In All"
MPEG Stream: "Siren"
MPEG Stream: "Ditch"

album cover SHOOTING GUNS Wolf Cop Soundtrack (Dub Ditch) cd 13.98
How can you not love a movie called Wolfcop? Especially with a trailer like this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_P4C8x9S28
The music in that trailer kinda rules huh? That just so happens to be the work of a Canadian combo of hard rocking, heavy riff merchants called Shooting Guns, who have sculpted their swaggery, stonery doom into soundtrack form, by fusing galloping grooves and metallic bombast to haunting, synthy swirl and ominous drones. At times Shooting Guns seem to be channeling the Fucking Champs, at others, John Carpenter, slipping easily from muscly hypnorock to psychedelic space rock to kosmische synthscapes, with plenty of moody, atmospheric stops in between.
While soundtrack nerds will dig this, the hard and heavy crowd will likely dig it too, cuz even though it's a 'score', a big chunk of the soundtrack is basically a crazy, bombastic, riff heavy psychedelic stoner rock blowout. "Barn Burner" sounds like Goblin and Pharaoh Overlord jamming with Red Fang, "Buda" is all low slung groovery, a bit like ZZ Top jamming out on "Spirit In The Sky", and "Spy In The Sky" is some sort of perfect Hawkwind / Carlton Melton hybrid.
Needless to say, if you dig big riffs, wild Bonham-esque drumming, psychedelic hard rock, creepy cinematic synths, moody, sinister ambience, tripped out FX and drunk cops that become werewolves, then hell, this is right up your alley. We had this for like a second when it was released on vinyl a short while ago by soundtrack specialists One Way Static, but now it's here on cd instead!!
Rad before/after werewolf cop cover art too!
MPEG Stream: "Lycanthrope"
MPEG Stream: "Hounds of God"
MPEG Stream: "Burchard Von Worms"
MPEG Stream: "One More Day"

album cover SMITH, CHRIS Bad Orchestra (Hermit Hut) lp 17.98
Our buddy Ben Chasny of Six Organs fame emailed us the other day to gently remind us about a couple cool releases his label Hermit Hut put out in the not so distant past, that we hadn't listed yet. One of 'em being this, which we actually HAD reviewed when it first came out on cd back in 2007, on the Death Valley label, a cd now out of print... So, here's that big thumbs-up review again for you lucky vinyl buyers...
Finally! After years of being a huge fan of Australian guitarist Chris Smith, and only being able to track down split eps and comps, or collaborations, we've finally got our hands on the latest, and seems only in-print cd releases from this amazing musician. Some of you might remember Smith from the split FatCat 12" he shared with Jewelled Antler outfit The Ivytree a while back, or more recently, the killer collaboration with fellow Australian Justin Fuller.
All of Smith's proper releases, even a stateside collection of 'greatest hits', are all out of print and unavailable, which is s massive shame as this man is a guitar genius. But where other records feature Smith mostly solo, using his guitar to weave magical landscapes of abstract sound, on Bad Orchestra, he seems to have put together an actual band (a Bad Orchestra?) and written some songs, for a record that is as rock as we've heard him for sure. Thankfully, Smith's rock is as good as his non-rock, dark and emotional, epic and intense, at times sounding like Dinosaur Jr. channeling Crazy Horse, right down to the vocals, a whiny plaintive croon, at others sounding a bit like a more moody meandering Dirty Three, and still at others unwinding into sparse deserty twang. The guitars thick and reverb drenched, the drums slightly distorted and heavy, acoustic guitars below sheets of psyche rock fuzz, that alone would have made Bad Orchestra a winner, but the rock tracks here are scattered amidst more abstract (and more familiar to us) pieces, guitarscapes and expansive ambience, the opener, a brief spell of Scott Tuma style Appalachian murk, to the forlorn sounding piano-in-a-warehouse of "Glue Factory" or the glistening high end raga of "Slight Problems (Intermission)", the Dead C like fractured noise pop of "Jimmy's Theme" to the blurred Tim Hecker like washed out soundscape of "Your Tunnel".
A pretty perfect mix of gorgeous ambient experimentalism, blown out RAWK, and haunting dark desert pop. Obviously WAY recommended.
MPEG Stream: "Living Dead Blues"
MPEG Stream: "Glue Factory"
MPEG Stream: "Grain Elevator Blues"
MPEG Stream: "The Orbit"

album cover SONIC YOUTH Evol (Goofin') cd 14.98
Evol - the fourth album by Sonic Youth - came out in 1986, and marked the debut of baby-faced SY drummer Steve Shelley. With Shelley's penchant for motorik rhythms and controlled velocity, the band began a trilogy of records that comprise what are arguably the three strongest records of their catalog: Evol, Sister, and Daydream Nation. Up until then, Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, and Lee Ranaldo had cycled through a number of percussionists with varying degrees of success. Shelley's ability to handle the pop-punk grooves and the avant-garde tumble with equal aplomb provided the foundation for Sonic Youth to begin to flower into the avant-pop iconoclastic band that we now know and love today. The album's highlights are numerous - "Tom Violence", "Starpower", "Expressway To Yr Skull" (probably, the best shorthand descriptor for a song, an attitude, a state of mind, a philosophy that could be distilled from Sonic Youth) - all of which are produced through a graceful dissonance of the amazing slipstream of noise and melody, atomized well beyond their punk-as-fuck origins but never far from a pop-crush chorus. Sonic Youth's omnivorous appetite for pretty much every form of music - Madonna, Glenn Branca, LaMonte Young, Crime, Public Enemy, The Carpenters, Destroy All Monsters, etc. - was remarkably ahead of its time. For Sonic Youth, the intake of so many forms and their ability to synthesize such disparate elements was seen as a microcosm / macro-explosion of the Lower East Side as a wholesale form of arte povera. But some 30 years later, Evol is the kind of record that is expected for the contemporary audience, whereby every artist is supposed to know everything that came before and is completely aware of everything that is going on anywhere in the world. Logistical improbabilities of that being actualized by any current practitioner, Sonic Youth were able to see into the future beginning with Evol; and they achieved something that probably can't be replicated in the contemporary lens of social media. Here, punk rock has been reschristened as the combine, the assemblage, the collage - all of this goes into one of their legitimate masterpieces with a pitch-perfect sense of irony to match their non-pitch perfect anti-tunings. So what the fuck does all this mean? Just buy this goddamn record if you haven't already got it. Oh, and the cd (not the vinyl) still contains the bonus track that graced all of the previous cd versions. It's a cover of Kim Fowley's "Bubblegum!" (Ooh, bad timing for that now.)
MPEG Stream: "Tom Violence"
MPEG Stream: "Death To Your Friends"
MPEG Stream: "Expressway To Yr Skull"

album cover SONIC YOUTH Evol (Goofin') lp 15.98
Evol - the fourth album by Sonic Youth - came out in 1986, and marked the debut of baby-faced SY drummer Steve Shelley. With Shelley's penchant for motorik rhythms and controlled velocity, the band began a trilogy of records that comprise what are arguably the three strongest records of their catalog: Evol, Sister, and Daydream Nation. Up until then, Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, and Lee Ranaldo had cycled through a number of percussionists with varying degrees of success. Shelley's ability to handle the pop-punk grooves and the avant-garde tumble with equal aplomb provided the foundation for Sonic Youth to begin to flower into the avant-pop iconoclastic band that we now know and love today. The album's highlights are numerous - "Tom Violence", "Starpower", "Expressway To Yr Skull" (probably, the best shorthand descriptor for a song, an attitude, a state of mind, a philosophy that could be distilled from Sonic Youth) - all of which are produced through a graceful dissonance of the amazing slipstream of noise and melody, atomized well beyond their punk-as-fuck origins but never far from a pop-crush chorus. Sonic Youth's omnivorous appetite for pretty much every form of music - Madonna, Glenn Branca, LaMonte Young, Crime, Public Enemy, The Carpenters, Destroy All Monsters, etc. - was remarkably ahead of its time. For Sonic Youth, the intake of so many forms and their ability to synthesize such disparate elements was seen as a microcosm / macro-explosion of the Lower East Side as a wholesale form of arte povera. But some 30 years later, Evol is the kind of record that is expected for the contemporary audience, whereby every artist is supposed to know everything that came before and is completely aware of everything that is going on anywhere in the world. Logistical improbabilities of that being actualized by any current practitioner, Sonic Youth were able to see into the future beginning with Evol; and they achieved something that probably can't be replicated in the contemporary lens of social media. Here, punk rock has been reschristened as the combine, the assemblage, the collage - all of this goes into one of their legitimate masterpieces with a pitch-perfect sense of irony to match their non-pitch perfect anti-tunings. So what the fuck does all this mean? Just buy this goddamn record if you haven't already got it. Oh, and the cd (not the vinyl) still contains the bonus track that graced all of the previous cd versions. It's a cover of Kim Fowley's "Bubblegum!" (Ooh, bad timing for that now.)
MPEG Stream: "Tom Violence"
MPEG Stream: "Death To Your Friends"
MPEG Stream: "Expressway To Yr Skull"

album cover THOUGHT BROADCAST Social Acid (Personnel Records) cassette 7.98
Thought Broadcast continues mining a very particular zeitgeist - one that dates to the oblique DIY electronics that transmitted through industrial culture out of Japanese home studios circa 1981. The vacant, bleak minimalism that Thought Broadcast's Ravi Binning channels is such an aesthetic black hole, that it might have sucked the original authors into oblivion as they they recorded those synth-noise dub tracks for Vanity and Pinakotheca. Nord. Tolerance. Normal Brain. These are the artists who produced work of this ilk during that time period, only to have disappeared into obscurity. Though Broadcast's dirges of mechanized rhythm, echoplex murk, and atonal stabs of metallic flange electronics articulate a perfect mimesis of such form and recapitulate the conceptual frameworks of horror, paranoia, and social dread. The copy of the copy of a copy of a copied original, Binning would not deny that criticism. In fact, he embraces the strategy as something of a talisman. It's through the mutations, deviations, and distortions of his process and gear - old synths, clunky mixing boards, tape-spun delay fx, and lots of tape hiss - where his cold declarations of social vacancy, depersonalized mechanization, and industrial mystery as affixed to the human body whether or not we wanted that in the first place. Four tracks here, about 20 minutes in total. Limited to 100 copies, if we're even that lucky.
MPEG Stream: "Social Acid 1"
MPEG Stream: "Social Acid 2"

album cover TROUM & YEN POX Mnemonic Induction (Transgredient) cd 12.98
Previously out of print, but now available once more as a remastered CD digipak (which the group themselves claim sounds much better!). We have this at a lower price at the onset; but expect the price to go up on restocks.
Here's our original review from way back in 2002:
The German drone ensemble Troum and its predecessor Maeror Tri have been long-time favorites of Aquarius, never failing to deliver powerful recordings of bleak atmospheres densely folded upon fragile melodies. We are pleased to announce that Troum's collaboration with the American dark ambient duo Yen Pox is no exception. Both Troum and Yen Pox rely upon the metaphoric characteristics of the drone to evoke dream like states. Within their predilection for gossamer melodies from guitars, lutes, accordion, and flutes all buried under many layers of reverb, delay, and other blurring effects, Troum's work fixates upon the language of dreams and hypnogogic states (even their name is an archaic German translation for dream), as something of a semiotic / transcendental escape route from the confines of earthbound reality. On the other hand, Yen Pox relies upon the hauntings of nightmares to shape the contexts of their drones, often referencing the sci-fi paranoia of black holes or the Gothic invocations of unknown horrors found in the best Lustmord recordings.
On Mnemonic Induction, the two outfits seamlessly merge their respective sounds into a sublime droning hybrid that thrives on billowing oxygenated washes and delicate melodies floating up from a continuously thundering low-end rumble. Consequently, this album is far darker than anything that Troum / MT has ever done, but provides a greater focus beyond the scope of death-obsessed imagery common within the Yen Pox dark ambience.
This album should not be missed.
MPEG Stream: "(01)"
MPEG Stream: "(03)"

album cover TUJURIKKUJA File #07 (Computer Tapes) 10" 14.98
Tujurikkuja is the name of an Estonian television series which has run from 2008 to the present as a skit comedy show with a heavy slant towards the parody of other cultural forms coming from the both the east and the west into that tiny Baltic country. Nope, we've not seen it either; but the title translates as 'spoilsport' or 'party pooper'; and those Estonians have already been in touch with the San Franciscan project of the same name to pull down some videos they've posted to YouTube. The SF Tujurikkuja is a meeting of the minds for Chris Dixon (Earth Jerks, Death Sentence Panda, etc.) and Joshua Kit Clayton; and its hard to say which Tujurikkuja might the bigger killjoy, as the two tracks found on this 10" are bristling with dour and crumpled sicktones of heavy tape compression, skeletal micro-rhythm, sinewave generation, and dumptrucks full of hiss. At times, these two cuts possess the same lo-fi industrial hypnosis that we heard on the most recent Thought Broadcast tape; but there's the affirmation of a psychedelic tea glowing amidst those sinewaves these two are slowly surfing as heard in Dixon's recent spate of Earth Jerks short programmed releases. Like those outings, we can really submerge into the murky sounds of Tujurikkuja and hope that something longer will be forthcoming. But for now, there's a step up from the lathe-cut 7" from the first release to a full-fledged 10". Dixon mentions this was cut to heard at 45rpm, but yeah, we'll agree that it also sounds pretty damn awesome and even creepier at 33. Check it.
MPEG Stream: "Section 414-3.2"
MPEG Stream: "Section 614-2.2"

album cover V/A Strategies Against The Body: A Contemporary Survey (DKA) lp 12.98
The bleak minimal wave and dark techno from DKA is a retrogarde affair, harkening back to Cabaret Voltaire, Portion Control, Nitzer Ebb, and the more austere cadre of industrial culture. The title itself call only be taken as an allusion to the Einsturzende Neubauten collections Strategies Against Architecture; but instead of the social orders that constrict and codify the human condition; DKA strikes against the desires and mechanisms of the body itself. The philosophical discourse seems to end there; and that's just fine, as the compilation seeks to anthologize DKA's own vision of the re-ignited forms of EBM and industrial dance trax which first came to light in the mid 80s. The much heralded High Functioning Flesh is featured on the comp, though we'll admit that we've never been taken by their schtick and their haircuts; but everything else on the comp is pretty top-notch. Xander Harris delves into Remission-era Skinny Puppy matched with John Carpenter bass-synth grooviness for one of the best tracks we've heard from him. RedRedRed (who's had a much overlooked gem of a record on Dark Entries) cuts a flinty pose on this hypno-gloomy track bolstered with impassioned vocals and melodic synth-noise malaise. DVA Damas' remix of the aforementioned High Functioning Flesh is a vast improvement upon the original, arriving at a near instrumental track that's not far from one of those Adrian Sherwood remixes of Ministry circa 1986. Tannhauser Gate, TWINS, and Tifaret round out the remainder of the comp. Certainly recommended for anyone keen on the comings and goings of Mannequin, Dark Entries, Medical Records, Minimal Wave, etc. etc. etc.
Only a couple in stock, so please be patient if we have to wait for a restock...
MPEG Stream: TANNHAUSER GATE "Pulse"
MPEG Stream: XANDER HARRIS "Protoculture"
MPEG Stream: REDREDRED "An Unrelenting Hour"

album cover WIRE, THE #378 August 2015 magazine 9.98
Lots of cool stuff in (and on - there's a cd sampler stuck to the cover) this issue of the UK's venerable new music mag, The Wire. #378's cover star is the long-running lo-fi Yorkshire psych act Ashtray Navigations, who have a new album out on VHF. Related to that, you also get a "Primer" giving instruction on Yorkshire Psychedelia (Ashtray Nav, Vibracathedral Orchestra, Astral Social Club, et. al.).
Also: a feature on the return of Flying Saucer Attack and a look back at the Bristol scene (FSA, Movietone, Crescent, Third Eye Foundation...), a piece on the late Ornette Coleman, and tons more, including of course the usual plethora of reviews. And yes, that Wire Tapper sampler cd too.





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999 "The Biggest Tour In Sport/The Biggest Prize In Sport" (Let Them Eat Vinyl) 2lp 31.00
ABDUL-RAUF, LEILA "Insomnia" (Malignant Antibody) cd 12.98
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE MELTING PARAISO U.F.O. "Benzaiten" (Important) cd 15.98
AFRICAN HEAD CHARGE "Off The Beaten Path" (On U Sound) cd 19.98
AIR SURGEON "s/t" (Death) cassette 4.98
AK'CHAMEL "Let No One Want What I Have" (Hanged Man) cassette 4.98
ALGIERS "s/t" (Matador) cd 13.98
ALVARIUS B "Chin Spirits (Durga)" (Unrock) 10" 26.00
ARNALDS, OLAFUR & NILS FRAHM "Stare" (Erased Tapes) lp 21.00
ASHBROOK, ELIAS "Meridia" (self released) cd/lp 9.98/19.98
ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS "A Shimmering Replica" (VHF) lp+cd 17.98
AUN "Fiat Lux" (Cyclic Law) cd 15.98
BAD GUYS "Bad Guynaecology" (Riot Season) lp 27.00
BASHO, ROBBIE "Twilight Peaks" (Smeraldina-Rima) cd 21.00
BASINSKI, WILLIAM "Cascade" (2062) cd 13.98
BEAUTY SCHOOL "Residual Ugly" (Humbler) cassette 4.98
BELL WITCH "Demo 2011" (Flenser) lp 17.98
BEST COAST "California Nights" (Harvest) lp 23.00
BLACK MARE / LYCIA "Low Crimes / Silver Leaf" (Magic Bullet) 7" 8.98
BLACK TOWER "The Secret Fire" (No Idea) lp 14.98
BLANCK MASS "Dumb Flesh" (Sacred Bones) cd 12.98
BLOOD KNIGHT "Demo 2015" (Heavy Chains Records & Tapes) cassette 4.98
BONG "We Are, We Were, And We Will Have Been" (Ritual) cd/lp 16.98/29.00
BOURSIER-MOUGENOT, CELESTE "From Here To Ear" (Cassauna) cassette 11.98
BREATHER "Heavy" (Death) cassette 4.98
BRINKMANN, THOMAS "What You Hear (Is What You Hear)" (Editions Mego) cd/2lp 16.98/32.00
BURNING "Silver After Death" (self-released) cassette 8.98
CALE, JOHN "Fear" (Wax Cathedral) lp 32.00
CANNIBAL APOCALYPSE (A. BLONKSTEINER) "OST" (Death Waltz) lp 37.00
CARDUCCI, JOE "Life Against Dementia" (Redoubt Press) book 22.95
CARTER, TOM AND PAT MURANO "Kawnyarna" (Dub Ditch) cd 13.98
CASH, JOHNNY "The Sun Singles Collection" (Not Now Records) 2lp 27.00
CCR HEADCLEANER "Cokesmoker" (Stale Heat/Pollen Season) 12" 14.98
CELIBATE RIFLES, THE "Sideroxylon" (Bang! Records) lp 23.00
CHERRY, DON "Where Is Brooklin?" (Klimt) lp 21.00
CHILDRESS, JOSEPH "The Rebirths" (Empty Cellar) lp 14.98
CHROMATICS "Drumless" (Italians Do It Better) lp 22.00
CLUMSY "Concentration" (Death) cassette 4.98
COBB, ALEX "Chantepleure" (Students of Decay) lp 21.00
COCTEAU TWINS "The Pink Opaque" (4AD) lp 17.98
COLE, CRYS "Sand/Layna" (Black Truffle) lp 25.00
COLEMAN, ORNETTE QUARTET "This Is Our Music" (WaxTime) lp 21.00
COLTRANE, JOHN "Live At Penn State '63" (Hi Hat) cd 17.98
COMMUNIONS "s/t" (Tough Love) 12" 12.98
COOL GHOULS "A Swirling Fire Burning Through The Rye" (Empty Cellar) lp 14.98
COSMIC PSYCHOS "Cum The Raw Prawn" (Desperate) cd/lp 14.98/25.00
COVERDALE, KARA-LIS & LXV "Sirens" (Umor-Rex) lp 21.00
CREEPING PINK "Mirror Woods" (Castle Face) cd 13.98
CROCODILES "Boys" (Zoo) cd/lp 13.98/15.98
CROOKS ON TAPE "In The Realm Of The Ancient Minor" (Pure Or Gone) lp 16.98
CULVER "Gateshead Graves" (Fabrica) lp 23.00
DANG OLSEN DREAM TAPE "Just Roll" (Constellation Tatsu) cassette 4.98
DAVIS, MILES "Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud" (Wax Time) lp 19.98
DAWN OF MIDI "Dysnomia" (Erased Tapes) 2lp 27.00
DEAD MOON "Nervous Sooner Changes" (Mississippi) lp 14.98
DEAD RECIPE "Day Of Mangoes" (Dead Recipe) 10" 9.99
DEATH GRIPS "The Powers That B" (Harvest) 2lp 30.00
DENNIS "s/t" (Hair Growth) cassette 5.00
DEVO "Miracle Witness Hour" (Futurismo) lp 46.00
DIAMOND YOUTH "Nothing Matters" (Top Shelf Records) lp 19.98
DISTEL "Puur" (Black Horizons) cassette 8.98
DORJI, TASHI "s/t" (Hermit Hut) lp 15.98
DRESHER ENSEMBLE, PAUL "Dark Blue Circumstance" (Minmax) cassette 9.98
DRESHER ENSEMBLE, PAUL & RINDE ECKERT "Slow Fire" (Minmax) cassette 4.98
DRESHER, PAUL "Liquid And Stellar Music / This Same Temple" (self-released) cassette 9.98
DRESHER, PAUL "Night Songs / Channels Passing / Study For Variations" (self-released) cassette 6.98
DRESHER, PAUL "The Way Of How" (self-released) cassette 9.98
DRESHER, PAUL & NED ROTHENBERG "Opposites Attract" (New World) cassette 4.98
DROP DEAD "s/t" (Armageddon) lp 21.00
DSTVV "Target Demographic" (Death) cassette 4.98
DUB CONNECTION (PRINCE JAMMY & THE UPSETTERS) "s/t" (Auralux) cd 9.98
DUCKTAILS "St. Catherine" (Domino) cd/lp 14.98/23.00
ECHO BEDS "Arsonist Alibi EP" (self-released) cassette 4.98
EEK "Kahraba" (Nashazphone) lp 25.00
EL HIJO DE LA AURORA "The Enigma Of Evil" (Minotauro) cd 17.98
FAITH NO MORE "Sol Invictus" (Reclamation) cd 13.98
FALSE "Untitled" (Gilead) cd/2lp 15.98/28.00
FATHER JOHN MISTY "I Love You, Honeybear" (Sub Pop) 2lp 21.00
FELL, MARK & GABOR LAZAR "The Neurobiology Of Moral Decision Making" (The Death Of Rave) 2lp 28.00
FEVRE, BERNARD "Cosmos 2043" (Anthology) lp 22.00
FEVRE, BERNARD "Suspense" (Anthology) lp 22.00
FF "Ffeeling" (300 Mics) lp/lp+blotter paper 17.98/24.00
FIGHT AMPUTATION "Constantly Off" (Brutal Panda) lp 19.98
FIVE ELEMENTS MUSIC "Nexus" (Still Sleep) cd 13.98
FLESH WORLD "The Wild Animals In My Life" (Iron Lung) lp 16.98
FOUR TET "Morning / Evening" (Text Records) lp 17.98
FRAHM, NILS "Victoria OST" (Erased Tapes) cd 16.98
FRANK, JACKSON C. "The Complete Recordings" (Ba Da Bing) 3cd 17.98
FREEDOM HAWK "Into Your Mind" (Small Stone) cd 14.98
FRICKE, FLORIAN (POPOL VUH) "Kailash" (Soul Jazz) 2lp+dvd 55.00
FUZZ, THE "Golden Cage" (Genjing Records) 7" 9.98
GERMS "Forming" (Superior Viaduct) 7" 10.98
GIBSON, DAUGHN "Carnation" (Sub Pop) lp 16.98
GNAW THEIR TONGUES "Abyss Of Longing Throats" (Crucial Blast) cd 13.98
GOATSNAKE "Black Age Blues" (Southern Lord) cd 13.98
GOBLIN REBIRTH "s/t" (Relapse) cd 14.98
GRAVE BABIES "Holographic Violence" (Hardly Art) cd/lp 13.98/14.98
GRAVMASKIN "Volym 1" (Electric Assault) cd/lp 10.98/17.98
GUAPO "Obscure Knowledge" (Cuneiform) lp 30.00
GUNN, STEVE & THE BLACK TWIG PICKERS "Seasonal Hire" (Thrill Jockey) lp 19.98
HAKOBUNE "Love Knows Where" (Constellation Tatsu) cassette 4.98
HAMMER KING "Kingdom of the Hammer King" (Cruz Del Sur) cd 16.98
HANZ BRONZE "s/t" (Range Life) cassette 5.98
HARLEY, RUFUS "King/Queens" (Atlantic) cd 10.98
HAWN "Badmans" (self-released) cassette 4.98
HAYVANLAR ALEMI "Visions Of A Psychedelic Ankara" (Glitter Beat) lp 26.00
HERNDON, HOLLY "Platform" (4AD) 2lp 23.00
HIGH ON FIRE "Luminiferous" (Entertainment One) cd 16.98
HIPERSON "No Need For Another History" (Maybe Mars) 2lp 24.00
HOME BLITZ "Foremost & Fair" (Richie) lp 15.98
HYPNODRONE ENSEMBLE (AIDAN BAKER & THISQUIETARMY) "The Shape Of Space" (Calostro) lp 17.98
INNERCITY "ABABABABABABAS (Blue Lion Child)" (Further Records) lp 23.00
INVISIBLE THINGS "Time As One Axis" (New Atlantis) lp 21.00
IRON AND WINE & BEN BRIDWELL "Sing Into My Mouth" (Black Cricket) lp 23.00
JAMIE XX "In Colour" (Young Turks) cd 14.98
JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD/COLLEEN GREEN "split" (Famous Class) 7" 8.98
JESSO JR., TOBIAS "Goon" (True Panther) cd 14.98
KARAOKE TAPE "Volume What" (Hair Growth) cassette 5.00
KAWABATA, MAKOTO "Astro Love & Infinite Kisses" (VHF) lp 23.00
KHOST "Corrosive Shroud" (Cold Spring Records) cd 17.98
KING DUDE "Songs Of Flesh & Blood - In The Key Of Light" (Not Just Re-Li-Gious) cd/lp 14.98/19.98
KISS CAM "Kiss and Tell" (self-released) cassette 3.98
KRANIUM "I - The Blood" (Urashima) lp 25.00
KRANIUM "Insanitorivm" (Urashima) lp 25.00
KRANIUM "The Brighter Edge Of Death" (Urashima) lp 25.00
KRIS, PETER "Nunavut" (Tymbal Tapes) cassette 5.98
LAST EXIT "Iron Path" (ESP) cd 14.98
LEE, BUNNY "Kingston Flying Cymbals: Dubbing With The Flying Cymbals Sound 1974-1979" (Jamaican Recordings UK) lp 14.98
LELAND "A Self-Taught, Decathlon, Hard Rock Musician!" (Stoned Circle) cd 17.98
LEVIATHAN "True Traitor, True Whore" (Profound Lore) lp 22.00
LFZ "Pointless Prism" (Stimulus Progression) cd-r 5.98
LFZ "s/t" (Stimulus Progression) cd-r/cassette 5.98/4.98
LIFE "After A Life" (Musikstudion Masen) cd-r 14.98
LORENZ, RUDIGER "Invisible Voices" (Kemado / Anthology Records) lp 23.00
MANILLA ROAD "Invasion" (High Roller) lp 15.98
MANTAR "Death By Burning" (Brutal Panda) lp 21.00
MAXIMUM ROCK'N'ROLL "Issue #387" magazine 4.99
MCCRY, GOLLY "Undiscovered" (Death) cassette 4.98
MCLUSKY "Mcluskyism" (Too Pure) lp 17.98
MELVINS "The Bulls & The Bees/Electroretard" (Ipecac) cd 14.98
MIHALY, DAVE & THE SHIMMERING LEAVES ENSEMBLE "Euro And Solo" (self-released) cd 10.98
MOCTAR, MDOU "Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai OST" (Sahel Sounds) lp 16.98
MODEST MOUSE "Interstate 8" (Glacial Pace) lp 21.00
MODEST MOUSE "Sad Sappy Sucker" (Glacial Pace) lp 14.98
MOLOCH "Die Isolation" (Cold Spring) cd 17.98
MONDO DRAG "New Rituals" (Alive) cd/lp 9.98/12.98
MONDO DRAG "s/t" (Kozmik Artifactz) cd/lp 14.98/22.00
MONOLORD "Vaenir" (Riding Easy) 2lp 28.00
MONUMENT OF URNS "Broken" (Hand Hewn Timbre) 3" cd-r 4.98
MOON POOL AND DEAD BAND "Meq" (Midwich) 2x12" 21.00
MV & EE "Alpine Frequency" (Feeding Tube) 2lp 31.00
NAME, JACK "Weird Moons" (Castle Face) lp 15.98
NAPOLLEON "s/t" (Metal Postcard) cd ep 11.98
NEMESIS "The Day of Retribution" (High Roller) 2lp 19.98
NEST EGG "Respectable" (Bathetic) lp 16.98
NEWELL, MARTIN "Teatime Assortment" (Captured Tracks) 2lp 29.00
NIGHT COURT "Law & Order" (Not Not Fun) lp 14.98
NISENNENMONDAI "Live" (Clouds Hill) cd 16.98
NO JOY "More Faithful" (Kemado) cd/lp 13.98/23.00
NOACK, EDDIE "Ain't The Reaping Ever Done (1962-1976)" (Omni Recording Corporation) cd 17.98
NOCTURNAL POISONING "Doomgrass" (The End) cd 12.98
NOTS "Virgin Mary" (Goner) 7" 6.98
NUN "s/t" (HoZac) lp 14.98
NURSE WITH WOUND "The Sylvie & Babs High Thigh Companion" (United Dirter) 2cd 24.00
O'MALLEY, STEPHEN "Gruides" (DDS) lp 26.00
OGRE "Dawn Of The Proto-Man" (Minotauro) cd 17.98
OGRE "Seven Hells" (Minotauro) cd + dvd 17.98
ORCHESTRA BAOBAB "Pirates Choice" (World Circuit) 2lp 30.00
PEACERS "s/t" (Drag City) cd/lp 14.98/19.98
PERRINE, BILL "Children Of The Stars: A Documentary" (Billingsgate Media) dvd 12.98
PERRY, LEE "SCRATCH" "Aura Meets Lee Perry At Black Ark: Full Experience" (Sunspot) lp 16.98
PERRY, LEE & THE UPSETTERS "Ape-Ology" (Trojan) 2cd 25.00
PESOS, THE "Carpet Dope" (Death) cassette 4.98
PHANTOM FAUNA "New Skins For The Coming Ice Age" (self-released) cassette 4.98
PISSGRAVE "Suicide Euphoria" (Profound Lore) cd 13.98
PLOTNICK, HENRY "Qualia/Blue Fourteen" (Blue Tapess) cassette 14.98
PORES "Zero Swim" (self-released) cassette 4.98
PRATT, JESSICA "On Your Own Love Again" (Drag City) lp 19.98
PREKOP, SAM "The Republic" (Thrill Jockey) lp 17.98
PRINCE JAMMY VS CRUCIAL BUNNY "Dub Contest" (Auralux) cd 8.98
PRISMATIC ESCALATOR "Suryummy" (Constellation Tatsu) cassette 4.98
PULSE EMITTER "Planetary Scale Synth Hypnosis" (Metal Postcard) 2cd 15.98
RADIATION FLOWERS, THE (FORMERLY POWDER BLUE) "II" (Dub Ditch) cd 13.98
RADIOACTIVITY "Silent Kill" (Dirtnap) cd/lp 14.98/16.98
RATATAT "Magnifique" (XL) cd/cd 13.98/19.98
REV, MARTIN "Clouds of Glory" (Permanent) lp 17.98
RICKED WICKY "King Heavy Metal" (Guided By Voices) lp 15.98
RIVERS, SAM "Contrasts" (ECM) lp 30.00
RODMAN-MELCHIOR, LETHA "Shimmering Ghost" (Siltbreeze) lp 15.98
RUN THE JEWELS "s/t" (Mass Appeal) lp 21.00
SALISBURY, BEN & GEOFF BARROW "Ex Machine OST" (Invada) 2cd/2lp 22.00/41.00
SCREATURE "Four Columns" (Ss) cd/lp 13.98/15.98
SEAWEED "Actions And Indications" (Merge) lp 17.98
SEEKERSINTERNATIONAL "Her.Imperial.Majesty" (Boomarm Nation) lp 16.98
SETH "s/t" (Minotauro) 2cd 17.98
SHEAVY "The Electric Sleep" (Rise Above) 2lp 36.00
SHERWOOD, ADRIAN (V/A) "Sherwood At The Controls Volume 1: 1979-1984" (On U) cd/2lp 16.98/27.00
SILO HOMES "s/t" (self-released) cassette 3.98
SIMONE, NINA "Singes Ellington!" (WaxTime) lp 21.00
SLEAFORD MODS "Key Markets" (Harbinger Sound) cd/lp 17.98/24.00
SMOKEY "How Far Will You Go? The S&M Recordings" (Chapter Music) lp 19.98
SNOOTY GARBAGEMEN "s/t" (12XU) lp 16.98
SONS OF HUNS "While Sleeping Stay Awake" (Riding Easy) cd 13.98
SOULEYMAN, OMAR "Bahdeni Nami" (Monkeytown) cd/lp 15.98/23.00
SOUMAORO, IDRISSA "Ampsa" (Mississippi) lp 16.98
SPEAKING CANARIES, THEE "Platter Base Must Be Constructed Of Moon-Rock" (Chunklet) lp 16.98
SPURS "'Til the Sea Meets The Sky" (self-released) cd 9.98
STELLAR OM SOURCE "Nite-Glo" (RVNG) lp 14.98
STRANGE HERE "II" (Minotauro) cd 17.98
SUN ARAW "TRIO" XI "Gazebo Effect" (Drag City) 2lp 23.00
SUN RA "The Paris Tapes" lp 24.00
SUPERCHUNK "Come Pick Me Up" (Merge) lp 17.98
SWAMI JOHN REIS & THE BLIND SHAKE "Modern Surf Classics" (Swami) lp 14.98
SWANOX "Duskrunner" (Not Not Fun) lp 11.98
SYNTOMA "s/t" (EM) cd 22.00
TAME IMPALA "Currents" (Interscope) cd/2lp 15.98/30.00
TELESCOPES / DEADLY CRADLE DEATH "split" (Genjing) 7" 9.98
TERMINUS "The Reaper's Spiral" (Stormspell) cd 12.98
THEM ARE US TOO "Remain" (Dais) lp 21.00
TIARAS "s/t" (Death) cassette 4.98
TONY TEARS "Follow The Signs of the Times" (Minotauro) cd 13.98
TOURE, AMARA "1973-1980" (Analog Africa) cd/lp 17.98/30.00
TUNNEL, THE "Apparition Overdrive" (Glorious Alchemical) cd 9.98
U/V LIGHT "Cenotaph" (Medical) lp 21.00
UFO "UFO 1" (Repertoire) lp 27.00
UFO "UFO 2: Flying One Hour Space Rock" (Repertoire) lp 27.00
UMBERTO & ANTONI MAIOVVI "Law Unit" (Death Waltz) lp 37.00
UMILIANI, PIERO (AS M. ZALLA) "Problemi D'oggi" (Sound Workshop) lp 27.00
UN FESTIN SAGITAL "Kosmodynamos" (Beta-lactam Ring) cd/lp 15.98/34.00
UNIFORM "Perfect World" (12XU) lp 16.98
UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA "Multi-Love" (Jagjaguwar) lp 17.98
UPSILON ACRUX "Sun Square Dialect" (New Atlantic) cd 11.98
V/A "Ayahuasca: Cumbias Psicodelicas Vol. 1" (Lion/Repsychled) cd 16.98
V/A "Cherrystones Presents: Critical Mass" (Touch Sensitive) cd 21.00
V/A "Deathstock I" (Death) cassette 4.98
V/A "Drone-Mind / Mind-Drone Vol. 4" (Drone Records) lp 19.98
V/A "Kollektion 04A (Compiled By Richard Fearless)" (Bureau B) lp 27.00
V/A "Lagos Disco Inferno Vol. 2: The Cosmic Return" (Voodoo Funk) cd 16.98
V/A "Psychedelic Pernambuco" (Mr. Bongo) 2lp 29.00
V/A "Saved & Sanctified: Songs Of The Jade Label" (Numerophon) lp 15.98
V/A "Synesthesia: Medical Records - The First Five Years" (Medical) 2lp 25.00
V/A "Time Wept: Vocal Recordings From The Levant 1906-1925" (Honest Jons Records) 2lp 26.00
VASAS "s/t" (Space Cassette) 7" 5.98
VATICAN SHADOW / CUT HANDS "Azar Swan Variations" (Handmade Birds) 12" 22.00
VED BUENS ENDE "Written In Waters" (Back On Black) 2lp 35.00
VELVET TEEN, THE "All Is Illusory" (Topshelf) cd/2lp 12.98/28.00
VIET CONG "Cassette" (Mexican Summer) lp 22.00
VOLTURE "On The Edge" (High Roller) cd 11.98
VON OSWALD, MORITZ TRIO "Sounding Lines" (Honest Jons) cd/2lp 16.98/26.00
WAND "Machine Man b/w M.E" (In The Red) 7" 6.98
WAPASSOU "s/t" (Lion Productions) cd 16.98
WEATHER WARLOCK (QUINTRON) "Sunset Waits For No Man" (Rhinestone) lp 17.98
WEATHERS, ANDREW ENSEMBLE "Fuck Everybody You Can Do Anything" (Full Spectrum) lp 16.98
WEEPING RAT "Tar" (Handmade Birds) cd 10.98
WERESQUATCH "Frozen Void" (Stormspell) cd 9.98
WHITE REAPER "Does It Again" (PolyVinyl) lp 15.98
WICKED WINDS "Eyes On The Road" (self-released) cd ep 6.98
WITCHGRAVE "s/t" (High Roller) cd/lp 11.98/16.98
WOLFE, CHELSEA "Live At Roadburn" (Burning World) lp 17.98
WROTH "Force And Wrath " (Universal Conciousness) cd 11.98
WUV "Scary Ordinary" (self-released) lp 11.98
YOUNGS, RICHARD "No Fans Compendium" (VHF) 7cd 45.00
ZINOVIEFF, PETER "Electronic Calendar: The EMS Tapes" (Space Age) 2cd 24.00
ZNR "Barricade 3" (Superior Viaduct) lp 23.00
ZOLTAN "Sixty Minute Zoom" (Cineploit) lp 28.00
ZOMES "Near Unison" (Near Unison) lp 15.98

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[1] We will contact you to verify your order and let you know when it will be shipped. Please note that occasionally it may take a day or two for us to reply. We are not a faceless bunch of computers replying to your order -- we are human beings!

[2] If we are out of some of your items and we think we will get them within the same week, we can wait to ship. Or... If it's going to be more than a few days to complete your order, we will ship what we have and then will contact you as the remainders arrive.

[ note ] Due to the everchanging nature of the independent record business, we are not responsible for listed price changes (due to supplier price changes) and often cannot update our site fast enough to reflect these changes, but we will always try to let you know of any differences.


NEW DOMESTIC SHIPPING RATES :
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STANDARD (DEFAULT):

1 CD (or cassette or DVD or 7") : $2.95 USPS First Class

1-3 CD (or cassette or DVD, but not 7"s) : $5.80 USPS Priority Mail via flat rate box

4+ CD, or any package with LPs in it (also books & box sets), any number of items: $9.95 UPS Ground

Also, please note that UPS will not ship to PO Boxes, so those packages that would have gone UPS will be sent USPS Priority for $9.95, or you may select USPS Media Mail instead, see below.

UPS shipments are automatically trackable and include insurance up to $100.
USPS shipments (First Class, Priority, and Media Mail) are all automatically trackable.

OR, you can choose instead to have your order shipped by MEDIA MAIL:

1-3 items (i.e. w/ LPs) : $5.95 USPS Media Mail

4+ items : $7.95 USPS Media Mail


Special shipping needs (e.g. UPS Next Day) are also doable, just ask for a quote.
Also, if you are just getting 1 item that would therefore ship USPS First Class, and for some reason you would rather have it sent Priority, then you could say so in the comments field. (Note: however, 7"s are too big for the Priority flat rate boxes.)

NOTE: UPS permits their drivers to determine if there is a secure location at the shipping address to leave the package if no one is there to receive it (unfortunately some are less cautious than others!). If you'd prefer that they not do this or if you have specific instructions for the driver, please include a note in the comments section of your weborder form.

PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK SHIPPING ADDRESSES BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR ORDER. Aquarius is not responsible for orders delayed or returned due to incorrect or undeliverable addresses provided by the customer. Returned packages will be reshipped at the customer's expense.

Shipping rates are charged per shipment.


INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING :
-------------------------------- For foreign customers we ship via US AIRMAIL ("First Class International"). Your price is based on the actual cost of shipping plus $1. You can check the US Postal Service international rate calculator: http://ircalc.usps.gov/. (Use the "Package" category and see the price for "First Class International". 1-3 cds is usually 1 pound.)

We highly recommend insurance for your international package, but it is very expensive! You can check the US Postal Service international rate calculator: http://ircalc.usps.gov/. (Use the "Package" category and see the price for "Priority Mail International". 1-3 cds is usually 1 pound. 1 lp is usually a little over 1.5 pounds.)


INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE :
-------------------------------- You are hereby forewarned that Aquarius is not responsible if your international package gets lost in the mail. Insurance is your only recourse if your records never show up. And while we haven't experienced any *confirmed* permanently lost mail, insurance might provide some additional piece of mind. We strongly recommend it. But yes, it is very expensive. It's your choice. Again: Aquarius is not responsible for lost mail, so if you aren't willing to take a (slight but real) risk, please buy the insurance.

International insurance is very expensive! In fact often the insurance costs more than the value of your package, in which case it obviously does not make sense to insure it. You can check the US Postal Service international rate calculator: http://ircalc.usps.gov/. (Use the "Package" category and see the price for "Priority Mail International", which is the way insured packages are sent. 1-3 cds is usually 1 pound. 1 lp is usually a little over 1.5 pounds.)

For example: for a one-pound package worth $18 going to England, shipping without insurance is about $11.00. But with insurance, the shipping / insurance total is over $26.00!

It is your reponsibility to check the international rate calculator in order to determine whether or not you want international insurance. If you tell us you want international insurance, we will add it to your order no matter how much it costs!


PAYMENT :
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Money orders are accepted, but only in $USD. International customers please note that they must be international postal money orders purchased at a post office. Additional processing fees may apply.

If you wish to pay by money order, you must confirm the order with us through email or phone BEFORE you send any payment. It's best to just use the secure order form on the website, and when checking out mark money order as your payment choice. We will then process your order and respond with all the crucial payment info.

We also accept payment by Paypal. If you opt for this payment method, we will send you a paypal total and payment instructions as soon as we've confirmed your order with you. Please do not send payment until you have received human contact from our mailorder department.

Unfortunately, we cannot take personal checks for mailorder, sorry!


QUESTION?
-------------------------------- Email the mailorder department: mailorder@aquariusrecords.org
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SOME SELECTED UPCOMING RELEASES

----} on the way to us now
Laraaji "All In One Peace" 3xcassette reissue on Stones Throw
David Stubbs "Future Days: Krautrock And The Birth Of A Revolutionary New Music" book on Melville House

----} August 7th
Obsequiae "Aria Of Vernal Tombs" lp on 20 Buck Spin
Biosphere/Deathprod "Stator" lp version on Touch
Alvarius B. "Chin Spirits (Durga)" 10" on Unrock
Dead Moon "Stranded In The Mystery Zone" cd reissue on M'Lady's
Dead Moon "Strange Pray Tell" cd reissue on M'Lady's
John Carpenter "Escape From New York - Expanded Edition" 2lp on Silva Screen
Deaf Wish "Pain" cd/lp on Sub Pop
Mario Diaz De Leon "The Soul Is The Arena" cd on Denovali
Thisquitearmy "Anthems For Catharsis" cd on Consouling Sounds
Petrels "Flailing Tomb" lp on Denovali

----} August 11th
Zig Zags "Slime" 7" on Famous Class

----} August 14th
Stars Of The Lid "Tired Sounds Of Stars Of The Lid" 3lp reissue on Kranky
Stars Of The Lid "And Their Refinement Of The Decline" 3lp reissue on Kranky
Prurient "Frozen Niagra Falls" 3lp version on Profound Lore

----} August 21st
Legion Of Andromeda "Iron Scorn" cd on Crucial Blast
Last Exit "Iron Path" lp reissue on ESP-Disk
Clara Mondshine "Luna Africana" cd/lp reissue on Fifth Dimension
Aqua Nebula Oscillator "s/t" lp version on Rewolfed Gloom
The Telescopes "Hidden Fields" cd/lp+cd on Tapete
Rat Columns "Fooling Around EP" on Blackest Ever Black

----} August 28th
Beach House "Depression Cherry" cd/lp on Sub Pop
Bitchin Bajas & Natural Information Society "Autoimaginary" lp on Drag City
Destroyer "Poison Season" cd/2lp on Merge

----} also in August
Mac DeMarco "Another One" cd/lp on Captured Tracks

----} September 4th
Helen "The Original Faces" cd/lp on Kranky
Cold Beat "Into The Air" lp on Crime On The Moon

----} September 11th
Low "Ones And Sixes" cd/2lp on Sub Pop

----} September 18th
Windhand "Grief's Infernal Flower" cd/lp on Relapse
Christian Mistress "To Your Death" cd/lp on Relapse
Pole "Wald" cd/2lp on Pole
v/a "Primitive Paradise: Early Exotica 1920-1947" lp on University Of Vice
Magister Templi "Into Duat" cd on Cruz Del Sur

----} September 25th
Goat "It's Time For Fun" 7" on Sub Pop

----} October 9th
Of Montreal "Snare Lustrous Doomings" 2cd/2lp on Polyvinyl

----} October 30th
Wavves / Cloud Nothings "No Life For Me" cd/lp on Ghost Ramp

----} also upcoming, some soon, some later
Nibiru "Padmalotus" cd
Rainbow Unit "tba" cd-r on Heavy Rural
Kowloon Walled City "Grievances" on Neurot
Pharoah Overlord "Circle" lp version on Full Contact
Circle "Pharoah Overlord" lp version on Full Contact
David Grubbs & Susan Howe "WOODSLIPPERCOUNTERCLATTER" cd/lp on Blue Chopsticks
Kid 606 "Recollected Ambient Works Vol. 1: Bored of Excitement" lp on Tigerbeat6 Faith No More "Sol Invictus" lp version on Ipecac
Dam-Funk "Invite The Light" cd/lp on Stones Throw
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Lots of love from your devoted AQ staff

--Allan, Andee, Jim, Scott, Harry, Irwin, Nick, Jill and Kirk


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