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out in late april "It comes as no surprise that Andrei Tarkovsky, master of Soviet cinema, turned to composer EDUARD ARTEMIEV to score his two lyrical and haunting films, The Mirror (1975) and Stalker (1979), as he had done for Solaris (also available on Superior ...
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out in late april "Residue Of The Residents collects outtakes, rare tracks and other experiments from this legendary San Francisco collective. Originally released on Ralph Records in 1983 and spanning THE RESIDENTS' career up to that point, this first-time vinyl ...
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out in late april "Welcome to the wild, bizarro world of the experimental artists called THE RESIDENTS. Little is known about the group's origins or its members' identities, although it is widely believed that they are based out of San Francisco, California. When ...
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"After cutting his teeth in the late '70s No Wave scene with bands THEORETICAL GIRLS and THE STATIC, GLENN BRANCA made his first solo statement, Lesson No. 1, in 1980. The inaugural release on legendary post-punk / dance label 99 Records, Lesson No. 1 unveils BRANCA's ...
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"Scream With a View, recorded surreptitiously in The Residents' private studio in 1979, advances brilliant melodic concepts through analog technology for a sound barely comprehensible today. On "Where Interests Lie," punchy drum machine underlies barbed and eerie leads ...
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"Reissue of Tuxedomoon's debut album from 1978! Founded by Steven Brown and Blaine Reininger in San Francisco, Tuxedomoon are a futuristic alternate reality of delirium and existential dread. Aligned with fellow Bay Area experimentalists The Residents (to whose Ralph ...
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"Featuring Areski Belkacem and ART ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO, Comme Ŕ la Radio is the sophomore album in BRIGITTE FONTAINE's prolific career. While her debut, Brigitte Fontaine Est...Folle, is a unique take on French chanson, here the ART ENSEMBLE provides the perfect ...
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"French poet and chameleonic vocalist Brigitte Fontaine's career spans over four decades. Fontaine synthesized chanson (French pop song) and world music, which eventually won her international acclaim as a performer and collaborator with a variety of artists from around ...
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"First-time vinyl reissue of this drone masterpiece! Phill Niblock has pushed the boundaries of sound and visual art for over 40 years. While dutifully producing experimental films and curating multi-media loft performances in New York's 1960s avant-garde circles, ...
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"It's only appropriate that Solaris, Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky's psychological sci-fi classic from 1972, contains an equally original and mind-bending score. Solaris explores the inadequacies of time and memory on an enigmatic planet below a derelict space ...
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"Sensations' Fix guitarist, keyboardist and occasional vocalist Franco Falsini cut his teeth with Italian groups in the '60s before assimilating the heady guitar virtuosity of English rock. In 1969, he moved to Virginia and built a recording studio in his girlfriend's ...
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HELDON - INTERFACE (LP)

"Richard Pinhas is an artistic iconoclast. A French intellectual as likely to collaborate with Magma as the radical philosopher Gilles Deleuze, Pinhas released seven albums under the Heldon moniker in the 1970s that flaunt the mastery of progressive rock and early ...
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DEVO - HARDCORE (2CD)

the 2CD includes the "Hardcore Volume 1" and the "Hardcore Volume 2" albums, earlier released on Superior Viaduct as 2LPs
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"Born in New York, Ruby Ray migrated to San Francisco in the mid-'70s. She entered the underground scene while working at Tower Records in North Beach. When she acquired her first camera, she quickly turned it into a weapon. Ray shot using a Nikon FM and Tri-X 400 film, ...
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VIA1001 | SUPERIOR VIADUCT

"Formed by Stephen Scheatzle and Sandy Stark (aka Mark Hutchinson), the GERMAN SHEPHERDS grew out of San Francisco's art-punk scene in the early 80's. Their first single, "I Adore You," is a lost minimal synth nugget with an unforgettable rhythm box pattern, and their ...
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"First appearing incongruously on John Fahey's Takoma label in 1981, Nommos remains enshrouded in impenetrable mystery - from its understated artwork to the rich assemblage of analog synths contained inside. According to Head Heritage, Nommos is the "missing link ...
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SVLP017 | SUPERIOR VIADUCT

"Recorded on various four-track machines and in tiny studios, basements and garages between 1974-1977, Hardcore reveals DEVOs strikingly clear vision: rock 'n' roll stripped bare of its collective cool and jerked back into propaganda fit for post-modern man. It's no ...
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SVLP025 | SUPERIOR VIADUCT

"Recorded on various four-track machines and in tiny studios, basements and garages between 1974-1977, Hardcore reveals DEVOs strikingly clear vision: rock 'n' roll stripped bare of its collective cool and jerked back into propaganda fit for post-modern man. It's no ...
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SVLP024 | SUPERIOR VIADUCT

MONITOR - MONITOR (LP)

"An errant project of suburban Los Angeles art collective World Imitation Productions, MONITOR was the sonic outlet of four young artists grappling with their terror and amazement in the convergence of the late 1970s punk scene and Southern California's consumerist ...
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SVLP016 | SUPERIOR VIADUCT

"MX-80 SOUND is one of the real oddities in American music. Their debut album, Hard Attack (released in the UK on Island Records), found little-to-no audience in the States upon its release in 1977, yet remains a key document of the mid-'70s proto-punk zeitgeist. ...
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SVLP013 | SUPERIOR VIADUCT

"In the early 1970s, Franco Evangelisti assembled GRUPPO DI IMPROVVISAZIONE NUOVA CONSONANZA, a collective of Italian composers that included Ennio Morricone on trumpet. GRUPPO aspired to revolutionize composition through group improvisation and - like their peer, ...
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SVLP015 | SUPERIOR VIADUCT

"Henry Flynt took a high-brow approach to so-called low-brow music. Combining sounds from his native North Carolina with an avant-garde sensibility honed in New York City's loft scene in the 1960s, Flynt created what he describes as "new American ethnic music." As a ...
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SVLP014 | SUPERIOR VIADUCT

"First-time vinyl reissue of debut solo album from 1980. For fans of Suicide, Kraftwerk, Aphex Twin, Air. Insert includes new Rev interview by musician / critic Alan Licht. Comes with digital download card! In 1980, shortly after Suicide's second full-length, Martin Rev ...
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SVLP012 | SUPERIOR VIADUCT

"100 Flowers (previously known as The Urinals) were a power trio whose sole 1983 album is an enduring document of the Southern California underground. Based in crime-ridden '80s Los Angeles against the backdrop of juvenile hardcore and vapid hard rock, 100 Flowers ...
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SVLP011 | SUPERIOR VIADUCT

"San Francisco underground classic originally released in 1981. First time reissue of band's only LP. For fans of Flipper, Crime, Tuxedomoon, Toiling Midgets. Includes digital download card! The Sleepers broke up at least once before their first show on Christmas Day ...
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SVLP009 | SUPERIOR VIADUCT