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Founded in 2011 and run by Michael Stahl, owner of the Unrock Store in Krefeld. Vinyl-only releases by Alan Bishop aka Alvarius B, Sir Richard Bishop, Karkhana, The Dwarfs of East Agouza, Ava Mendoza, Tashi Dorji, Bill Orcutt, Eyvind Kang and more.

 
"Dwarfs Of East Agouza are a leading force of improvised musical excitement and stand apart from wider parts of an lame ass underground of the 20ies. Founded in Cairo circa 2015 by Alan Bishop (ex-Sun City Girls) with Sam Shalabi (Land Of Kush, Karkhana) and Maurice ...
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UNR30-3 | UNROCK

"When internally the plan came up to release a bunch of vinyl singles for Unrock's 30th anniversary as an entity, Richard just like his brother Alan, the other keyholder of Sun City Girls legacy was among the first to take a deep look into his archives. Out came two ...
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UNR30-2 | UNROCK

"If you ever witnessed an Alvarius B show you are probably aware that there are a few things only in underground music matching this level. If you haven't, don't miss him when he's coming close next. "Karaoke" shows one of the many charakters you could explore during ...
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UNR30-1 | UNROCK

"W. David Oliphant, well known for his visionary work with industrial outfit Maybe Mental, dark ambient ritual group Life Garden, his huge solo-output and various collaborations with the Brothers Bishop, Michael Pistrui and Alan Bishop came together in Arizona in ...
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UNR019 | UNROCK

"After a long hiatus the noisy and most telepathic Montreal impro trio Jane & The Magik Bananas, led by Sam Shalabi (Karkhana, Dwarfs Of East Agouza) returned with a shifted focus exploring rhythm in a global sense. Live compositional practice, with rhythm and ...
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UNR017 | UNROCK

"Yet another luxurious spectacle from the Saraswati Series. Ex-Sun City Girls master guitarist Richard Bishop teams up with Cul De Sac's long time Girls live collaborator, Ed Yazijian. Two grand seigneurs of underground deliver a unique album, deeply Western-rooted, ...
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UNR016 | UNROCK

SUNN TRIO - FAYRUS (LP)

"More than 10 years after the demise of Sun City Girls as an entity, something wild and weird has now surfaced, grown and ripened in the heat and dust of the same desert. Described as "deep spirited, Arabic-music-tinged free jazz-punk and harsh exotica", Sunn Trio's ...
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UNR011 | UNROCK

Volume 1 in Unrock's "Raw Edits" series. Limited to 100 copies.
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RAWEDITS.001 | UNROCK

"W. David Oliphant, well known for his visionary work with industrial outfit Maybe Mental, dark ambient ritual group Life Garden, his huge solo-output and various collaborations with the Brothers Bishop, Michael Pistrui and Alan Bishop came together in Arizona in ...
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UNR019X | UNROCK

"Electric Smog, the next installment in Unrock's ongoing Saraswati series, will be the most rebellious and wildest to date. Again an Intercontinental output, this is a dangerous, electric brew filled with exotic aroma from Cairo's sound guerilla, Alan Bishop (Sun City ...
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UNR014 | UNROCK

including 7" "After a long hiatus the noisy and most telepathic Montreal impro trio Jane & The Magik Bananas, led by Sam Shalabi (Karkhana, Dwarfs Of East Agouza) returned with a shifted focus exploring rhythm in a global sense. Live compositional practice, with rhythm ...
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UNR017 | UNROCK

"Limited edition four-track split vinyl 10" featuring legendary Sun City Girls Alan and Richard Bishop, celebrating Unrock's 25th anniversary. It features the first new recordings by Sir Richard Bishop since his 2015 Tangier Sessions and two exclusive pearls by Alan ...
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UNRXXXEP | UNROCK

"The legendary Lebanese trio of trumpeter Mazen Kerbaj (Karkhana, Johnny Kafta), guitarrist Sharif Sehnaoui (Calamita, Karkhana, Johnny Kafta ) and bassist Raed Yassin (Praed, Praed Orchestra) celebrates their 20th anniversary with The Binding Third on Unrock. They ...
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UNROCKLP024 | UNROCK

"The Well Known Strangers 7" Singles Box Set documents the history of the Unrock singles (as we know it). International dervishes galore. Fourteen singles, thirteen were originally released in the Unrock Series, or have been part of our Saraswati Series and came first ...
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UNR | UNROCK

special offer "More than 10 years after the demise of Sun City Girls as an entity, something wild and weird has now surfaced, grown and ripened in the heat and dust of the same desert. Described as "deep spirited, Arabic-music-tinged free jazz-punk and harsh exotica", ...
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UNR011 | UNROCK

special offer "Yet another luxurious spectacle from the Saraswati Series. Ex-Sun City Girls master guitarist Richard Bishop teams up with Cul De Sac's long time Girls live collaborator, Ed Yazijian. Two grand seigneurs of underground deliver a unique album, deeply ...
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UNR016 | UNROCK

special offer "Electric Smog, the next installment in Unrock's ongoing Saraswati series, will be the most rebellious and wildest to date. Again an Intercontinental output, this is a dangerous, electric brew filled with exotic aroma from Cairo's sound guerilla, Alan ...
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UNR014 | UNROCK

special offer "Our own Saraswati Series, mostly string orientated, zigzags between the lines where underground and High-Art performance overlap. Out jumps the first part of our actively anti-Western sub series: the "Puppet on a String" twin albums! Osama Shalabi, a born ...
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UNR007 | UNROCK

special offer ""Unrock The House", by Alan & Richard Bishop aka Brothers Unconnected, is a truly remarkable document and album. It´s a desirable object for eyes and ears that stands completely for itself. It is history (de la Musica Underground, as we know it) and ...
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UNR002LP | UNROCK

"This album is a critical meditation on variations of Orientalism practiced by Arabs themselves, as well as those who were born and raised within the diaspora. It originally began as a documentation of extended drum techniques, but eventually morphed into a project of ...
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UNR023 | UNROCK

SQUARE9 - TSUNAMI.2 (LP)

"Recorded live on Sept. 22, 1991 and originally released by visionary operator Nick Schultz on Majora Records, Tsunami.2 was, still is, and will remain a mysterious album. Because the music didn't represent or sound like either of the bands involved, they decided to ...
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UNR022 | UNROCK

"A Non-Western concept split album. The Coleman classic "Lonely Woman" , deeply Middle- and South-Eastern adaptded and re-arranged by two different artists. Arranged by Joel Robinson, Arizona's Sunn Trio are transmitting the track into a different genre with dilruba (a ...
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UNR020 | UNROCK

"Follow up to their 2012 "Feign To Delight, Gaiety Of Gods" on Beirut's Annihaya Records, the long history of the band continues. An eclectic multi-instrumentalists delight from Will Eizlini, Anthony von Seck, Alexandre St-Onge and Sam Shalabi. Features the centerpiece ...
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UNR021 | UNROCK

"Entirely recorded at Tunefork Studios on the outskirts of Beirut, Burj al Imam's five tracks include three largely improvised numbers, a loose reworking of Sun City Girls track "The Imam," and a cover of traditional Americana song "Gently Johnny" (a highlight of Alan ...
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UNR006 | UNROCK

"The third installment in Unrock's string-related Saraswati Series features Grandseigneur Richard Bishop performing with his rough charm and maximum elegance, along with one of the hottest kick-ass avant- guitar players around, the now Brooklyn-based Ava Mendoza. ...
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UNR005 | UNROCK