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"Hopeton Brown, better known as Scientist, has been a pioneering figure in the world of dub for nearly 40 years. His early love of electronics proved fruitful when (still a teenager) he was hired at King Tubby's studio in Kingston. Brown quickly ascended the ranks and ...
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"Harry Pussy emerged out of the Florida swamps in 1993. Formed by Adris Hoyos and Bill Orcutt, the duo became legendary for their volatile live shows, which often devolved into violent clashes with audience members. Obliterating the lines between hardcore, noise and ...
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"In the mid-1970s Parisian composer and multi-instrumentalist Thierry Müller began operating primarily under the Ilitch moniker. Juxtaposing dark, electronic soundscapes and solo guitar improvisations, Ilitch created some of the most enduring music of the era. It comes ...
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"In 1980 Ilitch mastermind Thierry Müller released his second LP, 10 Suicides, on the French imprint S.C.O.P.A. Unlike his debut Periodikmindtrouble, which featured intricately layered instrumentals, 10 Suicides explores a more art-damaged pop sensibility. While ...
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"The first-time vinyl reissue of the 1979 solo debut from the Homosexuals bassist Jim Welton (a.k.a. L. Voag) includes a bonus 7-inch of the rare Move EP. The Way Out is recommended for fans of Desperate Bicycles, This Heat and Mark Perry." (label info)
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"Ellen Fullman began developing her installation The Long String Instrument in 1981, in search of tonalities that could not be achieved with traditional instruments. This large-scale work consisted of 70-foot-long metallic wires, anchored by a wooden resonator, across ...
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"Prior to forming Liquid Liquid in 1981, the band members were in two other groups: Liquid Idiot and Idiot Orchestra. While these ensembles sounded more experimental than groove-oriented, the beginnings of Liquid Liquid's spatial / conceptual framework can be heard ...
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"Their third EP, 1983's Optimo, continued toward dance-floor perfection, featuring the band's best-known songs, a high water mark for post-punk aficionados. The title track positively erupts when the bass enters, forcing even the stiffest person in the room to move. ...
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"Successive Reflexes picks up where the previous EP leaves off with "Lock Groove," a slow-paced deconstruction of Fela Kuti and Can that shows how quickly the band was able to capture their stripped-down approach in the studio. "Push" drives forward with unapologetic ...
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"Liquid Liquid emerged from New York City's vibrant Downtown scene in 1981. Formed by drummer Scott Hartley, bassist Richard McGuire, vocalist Sal Principato and marimba player Dennis Young, the group cut their teeth in underground clubs and street art circles before ...
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"Originally released on Impulse! in 1971, Universal Consciousness is a major turning point in ALICE COLTRANE's momentous career. While her previous albums pushed the limits of spiritual free jazz and featured much of her late husband's band, Universal Consciousness ...
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"Following their groundbreaking collaboration with ART ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO, Comme a la Radio, Areski and BRIGITTE FONTAINE began recording almost exclusively together as a duo. Originally released in 1973, Je Ne Connais Pas Cet Homme is their first record billed under ...
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"Since the mid-1960s, JON GIBSON has played a key role in the development of American avant-garde music. He has performed in the world premieres of Terry Riley's "In C," Steve Reich's "Drumming," and Philip Glass' "Einstein on the Beach". Visitations, GIBSON's first ...
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"Mingus Plays Piano, released just a few months after his masterpiece The Black Saint and The Sinner Lady, is the only record to feature MINGUS performing on his instrument of choice for composing. From the opening track, appropriately titled "Myself When I Am Real," ...
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"The Black Saint and The Sinner Lady is without question Charles Mingus' magnum opus. Originally released on Impulse! in 1963, the album broke new ground in both genre-defying composition and innovative recording techniques. A six-part suite with dramatic shifts in mood ...
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"In 1980, after three relentlessly creative albums, the members of WIRE were at an impasse, unsure of how to push themselves any further as a four-piece rock band. While frontman Colin Newman spent the band's hiatus mining WIRE's knack for intelligent and contorted pop ...
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"GLENN BRANCA's first full-length album The Ascension is a colossal achievement. After touring much of 1980 with an all-star band featuring four guitarists (BRANCA, fellow composers Ned Sublette and David Rosenbloom, and future SONIC YOUTH member Lee Ranaldo) along with ...
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"PHILIP JOHNSON, a lost figure in the dark waters of early industrial music, self-released over 25 tapes starting in the late '70s. As a part of the "cassette culture" in the UK, he produced ethereal soundscapes, damaged electronics and undanceable drum patterns, along ...
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"Considered the first collective of experimental composers, Gruppo d'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza formed in 1964 in Rome to chase the expressive potential of live improvisation to its furthest reaches. Led by Franco Evangelisti, Gruppo also included Ennio Morricone ...
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"Never one to settle on a single musical style, Brigitte Fontaine followed up her debut, Est.Folle, and her astonishing collaboration with The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Comme ŕ la Radio, with the most eclectic release of her lengthy career, 1972's Brigitte Fontaine. It ...
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HELDON - ALLEZ-TEIA (LP)

"Allez-Teia, the second album by French guitarist Richard Pinhas under the Heldon moniker, was originally released in 1975 on the artist's own Disjuncta imprint. Far from the band's prog-tinged trio lineup, Allez-Teia features a menagerie of guitars, Mellotron and ...
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"Produced in the twilight of the '80s in London and originally released on white-label LP with homemade rubber stamp impression, Witch is the mysterious and powerful debut from poet, artist, and musician LESLIE WINER. It's an infectious patchwork of dub beats, tasteful ...
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"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 Viaduct). ARTEMIEV's ...
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"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 reissue has been expanded ...
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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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