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SFCR 026-4 cassette $6.55
The latest release by the master noisician and sometime MERZBOW collaborator collects 10 wide-ranging pieces, each using a different kinds of instruments along with his ever-present "feedback system." These range from Chinese cymbals to plastic and metal lids, to styrofoam, tape, scissors, towels and coins to "breath" and even "children." This cassette also includes a live recording from '92 with prominent free-jazz drums. Deluxe cassette box with a beautifully grainy reproduction of a swarm of monarchs on a tree. French import. (SOUNDS FOR CONSCIOUSNESS RAPE)
ARTWARE 19-2 CD $11.70
There is no mistaking this veteran noisician's seriousness on this release. Empty of any personality, expression, or humor, these four painstakingly constructed noise pieces therefore take on a spiritual quality heard only the best noise. Elegant embossed black printing on brown cardboard gatefold. (ARTWARE AUDIO)
"Head Spinning Freely (Slowly)"
S@1 41-2 CD $11.60
The same ensemble as on the "Zahir" LP, albeit with a sparser, more organic, and sometimes downright meditative sound that uses flutes, temple bells, drones, drums and more. These sound experiments use silence and space as much as actual sound for their entrancing effects. Limited edition of 1000, packed and sealed in a white cardboard envelope. (S@1)
K.C. AMBIENT SERIES vol. 1
"Oleh & Contemplation"
EXILE 5-4 cassette $5.30
Two long, gentle keyboard compositions by Kevin Clinger. Perfect for rainy day dreaminess, or maybe watching the stars at 3 am. 62 min. (EXILE)
K.C. AMBIENT SERIES vol. 2
EXILE 6-4 cassette $5.30
Two more ambient compositions by Kevin Clinger. These are more complex, evoking a feeling of eternal movement and evolution. 62 minute (EXILE)
VC 164-2 CD $10.20
ZENI GEVA frontman K.K. NULL's new and finest musical offering to date of solo guitar and electronic compositions. Steering away from his earlier noise material and delving into a world of almost ambient serene drones and soundscapes in the vein of COIL, NURSE WITH WOUND, TERRY RILEY, LUSTMORD, BRIAN ENO, AUBE and PANASONIC. Eye catching 7-color artwork (one color being glow-in-the-dark ink). No two copies will be the same, making this release collectable as well as enjoyable. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
"Extasy of Zero-G Sex"
VC 137-2 CD $10.20
Leader of accomplished noise rock trio ZENI GEVA, Japanese guitarist extraordinaire creates 10 tracks with guitar, voice and "nullsonics," a process utilizing raw electronics and no synthesizers or samplers. One of his greatest ambient experimental releases ever! (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
K.K. NULL / NOISEGATE
WH 1-7 7" $4.00
Japan meets Oakland in this ambient display of divine intervention. Soft drones, loops, bell-like tones, deep rumbles and metallic, electronic fizz pervade known space. Nice letterpress sleeve, too. (WAGENHALT)
PURE 40-2 CD $8.00
Japanese noisician Kimihide Kusafuka produces a cacaphonous flow of jumbled, processed sounds, voice and electronics that never rests or slows. (PURE)
KINKY PA-4 5xK7 $27.10
Five cassettes by Japanese noise artist K2 (Kimihide Kusafuka) from 1983, re-issued in a nice boxed set. (KINKY MUSIK)
KMI 022-2 CD $14.30
Metal junks, friktor, modulators, MTR. Distort, splice, destroy. Clattering pots and pans and kitchen sink with overloaded contact mics during an hour long earthquake. Kimihide Kusafuka has outdone himself this time! And don't forget the absolutely elegant matte-finish print job on the package. (KINKY MUSIC)
K2 / MACRONYMPHA
RRR 106-1 LP $12.25
The well-known Japanese noise artist K2 teams up with equally well-known US noise terrorists MACRONYMPHA for this album that includes a solo piece by each plus two collaborations, all with a very nice variety of tasty sounds and textures. (RRR)
K2, AMK & THE HATERS
VC 120-2 CD $10.20
A compilation of collaborations between three of the noise scene's most colorful extremists: K2, AMK and THE HATERS. K2 originally came on the scene in '84, then quit, then came back in '93 louder than ever, having become a medical pathologist. AMK is notorious for cutting up and randomly recombining records, and living in the suburbs. The HATERS have since 1979 been making a mess instead of music, and aren't about to stop now. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
"Chanukah Oy Chanukah"
ID 074592-P 7" pic disc $5.85
A novelty picture disc for the holidays, with four fun songs with a komic Klezmer touch, including some old Warner Bros. cartoon music. The artwork is based on those Record Guild of America children's picture discs from the late 1940s. (DIONYSUS)
"Martinis and Bagels"
ID 123343-2 CD $10.80
With two accordians, saxophone and pecussion, this hep-cat foursome combines traditional Jewish klezmer, original bizarro polkas, and a genre that would have to be called "crime jazz," sometimes all in one song. (DIONYSUS)
"The Eye of Zohar"
ID 123349-2 CD $10.80
The kings of klez-pop hit us with their 2nd album, bridging the gap between jet-set popular culture and centuries-old Jewish mysticism. (DIONYSUS)
ID 123379-2 CD $10.80
A musical journey through Jewish pop culture, mysticism and time travel, fuelled by accordions, sax and drums, and augmented by xylophone, clarinet, ukulele, flute and vibes. Clever lyrics, unique klezpop instrumentation, and great melodies with both outstanding covers and originals. (DIONYSUS)
FLEECE 02-2 CD $9.15
Noise, rock and psychedelic abrasiveness in an Azalia Snail meets the Pain Teens kind of way from one Kay Bonya, who apparently did everything herself. Disturbing, sometimes nightmarish excursions to the trippy zone, with appropriate and very colorful artwork. (FLEECE)
"From the Depths of the Other Space"
CHCD 26-2 CD $10.10
Blissful, Eastern-influenced space rock from Osaka, Japan. Awash in dreamy reverb, this is deeply psychedelic, led by ringing guitar accompanied by analog synth, double-reed horn and Nepalese bells, in addition to drums and bass. Kadura made a previous appearance on the "Land of the Rising Noise, Vol. 2". (CHARNEL HOUSE)
KAI WINDING & J.J. JOHNSON
GET 2003-1 LP $12.55
First out in 1955 on Bethlehem, this is the best LP by one of the most popular jazz groups of the mid '50s. Double trombone improvisations and strong performances, with help from Dick Katz (piano), Al Harewood (drums), Milt Hinton (bass) and Wendell Marshall (bass). 10 tracks, original artwork with liner notes, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
CHAIN 16-1 LP $8.70
CHAIN 16-2 CD $10.70
Solo acoustic album from a Team Dresch/Adickdid member; winsome folk with meaty emo lyrics. Hoopla galore, you can bet. Tour in progress. (CHAINSAW)
KANI 01-1 LP $9.60
out of print, rare Japanese import (MISC. LABELS)
"Non Plus Ultra"
VAC C7-4 cassette $6.75
(FREEDOM IN A VACUUM)
VAC C6-4 cassette $6.15
Electronics, percussion, tape manipulation. By turns very intense and (God help us) charming. Musique plastique. 45 min. (FREEDOM IN A VACUUM)
"Signal to Noise Ratio"
VAC C8-4 cassette $6.75
(FREEDOM IN A VACUUM)
VICTO 25-2 CD $12.45
After a flurry of sightings in the late 70's, the North American Free Improvisor became increasingly rare (particularly the Ampless subspecies), and by the end of the 80's was believed to be extinct. Difficult to raise in captivity, this wild bird is rarely observed at length. Henry Kaiser and Jim O'Rourke, acoustic guitars, Mari Kimura, violin, and John Oswald, alto sax. Canadian import. (VICTO)
"Beat It Up!"
NOHIT 017-1 LP $9.90
NOHIT 017-2 CD $11.00
The third LP from Edinburgh's kings of Merseybeat, now on CD, perfects their early-BEATLES style to a downright eerie degree, while at the same time refining their genuine, melodic songcraft such that you can't help but sing along. Includes "Licorice Twist," "Let's Stomp," and 14 other irresistably fun, toe-tapping rockers. (IMPERIAL)
"Hipshake Shimmy Kitten"/"She's Gonna Two Time"
SPIN 002-7 7" $4.15
A double-sided smash from everybody's favorite beat combo! These guys sound just like they stepped out of the Cavern Club in 1962, no kiddin'! No picture sleeve. (SPINOUT)
"In Step with the Kaisers"
NOHIT 014-1 LP $9.90
Their 2nd excellent album of pure, vintage Merseybeat rockers. Clean but ear-prickling guitar, soulful 3-part harmonies, continuously clashing cymbals (or is that screaming teenage girls?), and infectious tunes. UK import. (NO HIT)
"Liquorice Twist"/"That's My Girl"
SPIN 007-7 7" $4.25
The unbelievably catchy RnB rocker "Licorice Twist," the high point of the "Beat it Up" LP, plus a previously unreleased B-side, "That's My Girl." (SPINOUT)
NOHIT 012-1 LP $9.90
The first great album from Edinburgh's kings of Merseybeat. 16 too-cool tracks of Gene Vincent/Beatles/R&B/rockabilly pop that sounds like it's straight outta 1963. Dig it. UK import. (NO HIT)
"What You Gonna Say?"/"You Don't Care"
SCAP 052-7 7" $4.70
Two exclusive tracks from Scotland's kings of Merseybeat! German import. (SCREAMING APPLE)
NOHITCD 025-2 CD $11.00
Scotland's mighty kings of Mersey Beat offer up their 4th disc. You may have thought they couldn't get any better, but these guys continue to outshine the competition by a mile. Rock&Roll like it's supposed to be: fun and exciting! (NO HIT)
CTCD 011-2 CD $14.00
Very heavy stuff from this hard psychedelic Japanese band. Swirling analogies of cartoon manifestations; an uncertain picture of change and musical accomplishment. The first Japanese acid rock band to cross the gap. Japanese import. (CAPTAIN TRIP)
PSFD 20-2 CD $15.65
Just one guy & his acoustic guitar, Kan puts alot of soul into his songs. This is his 2nd CD. Japanese import. (PSF RECORDS)
PSFD 72-2 CD $15.65
On his 6th solo album for PSF, Japan's most powerful singer-songwriter of the post-war generation adopts a more pensive mode, with a warmer, gorgeous semi-acoustic glow and some amazing Tsugaru dialect tongue action. Japanese import, with liner notes in English. (PSF RECORDS)
"Jazz and Other Things"
PSFD 60--2 CD $15.65
The newest offering from Japan's king of avant folk/blues. The bald power gnome delivers guttural, tortured and flipped vocals along with clipped, stylized and strummed telecaster. Although sung in Japanese, it is eminently feelable. Japanese import. (PSF RECORDS)
"Shichigetsu of Eigetsu"
PSFD 44-2 CD $15.65
Japan's leading folksinger plays Enka music, the songs of the high seas fisherfolk, with a truly psychotic twist. Japanese import. (PSF RECORDS)
KAN MIKAMI & KAZUKI TOMOKAWA
PSFD 49-2 CD $15.65
This CD brings together two of Japan's most enigmatic singer-songwriters, backed by an all-star band featuring Moto Yoshizawa, and doing their greatest hits. Japanese import. (PSF RECORDS)
KAN MIKAMI, KEIJI HAINO & MOTO YOSHIZAWA
"Live at 1st Year of Heisei"
PSFD 5-2 CD $15.65
Mikami sings his harsh, twisted folksongs, accompanied by master improv musicians Haino on guitar and Yoshizawa on bass. Japanese import. (PSF RECORDS)
"Fleshy Headed Mutant"
JSR 004-2 CD $9.10
This thunderous, angry hardcore band from Pasadena uses sharp production, lots of melody and the occasional ska riff in its big, super-beefy sound. Maybe contenders for the next-big-thing crown, methinks. Lyrics printed in the fold-out booklet. (J-SIN)
RECESS 41-7 7" $4.00
Hard-edged, pop-sensible punk energy from 4 Pasadena high school kids. Their fast-paced, snotty, thrashy, ska-infected, pubescent sound has been heard on Lookout's "Punk Uprisings" and a previous Recess EP, as well as a full CD on J-Sin. 6 songs on green vinyl, with full color cover and lyric sheet. (RECESS)
PSFD 40-2 CD $18.00
Three live solo sax improvs, blown hot and blown cool, plus one bass clarinet improv. This is the kind of stuff that connects directly to your subconcious. Japanese import. (PSF RECORDS)
"Thursday Evening 1972"
PSFD 66-2 CD $15.65
An inspired example of this late improvisational alto sax player's work. Instictive and inspirational playing of a burning white intensity coupled with an almost frightening sense of speed. Japanese import. (PSF RECORDS)
KAORU ABE & HIROSHI YAMAZAKI
PSFD 67-2 CD $15.65
The famed alto saxist Abe teams up with percussionist Yamazaki on this classic 1971 recording. Yamazaki is primarily known for his 20-plus year work with the late master guitarist Masayuki Takayanagi's New Directions group ("April is the Cruellist Month" is their best known recording), as well as solo and as the leader of his own trio. Japanese import. (PSF RECORDS)
"Product of a Sick Mind"
BA 1138-7 7" $4.35
A re-release (with all the original artwork) of this rare bit of 1980 Los Angeles punk that included CONTROLLERS member Johnny Stingray, and features their well-known song "Alcoholiday." (BACCHUS ARCHIVES)
"Live in the USA"
SSS 48-1 LP $8.40
Excerpts from two very different live shows by this famous Dutch experimental noise group. Both sides are improvs using tapes, homemade electronics and contact mics, but while one tends toward harshness and abrasion, the other is quite soft and subtle. (SSS)
GROSS 7-4 cassette $10.00
Internationally known sound artist from Netherlands with his newest compostitions recorded last year during John Cage's 80th birthday. Sparse, spatial ambience recalls the modern maestro (R.I.P.) (G.R.O.S.S.)
KARL DREWO & FRANCY BOLAND
"Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie"
RW 105-1 LP $12.55
Featuring the talents of JOE HARRIS, JEAN WARLAND, CHRIS KELLENS, RAYMOND DROZ and OTTO BREDI, this was originally released on Metronome in 1961. Italian import. (REARWARD)
"Journey to the Ancient City"
ID 123336-1 LP $9.10
ID 123336-2 CD $10.80
Lance Kaufman, formerly of Yard Trauma, and since the madman behind Harmless, pulls a spoof of/tribute to Korla Pandit with this album of pre 1961-style exotica. Lance plays all the vintage keyboards he can find, plus exotic and unusual percussion instruments. Fans of Korla Pandit, Les Baxter, Martin Denny, etc. should love it. (DIONYSUS)
PNMV 25-2 CD $9.65
Took ten years to get all these singles and compilation tracks together, where were you? Don't fret, Olympia's heaviest band has tossed 'em all together here, plus a demo track and BLACK FLAG cover. 65 minutes of "the metal band even indie rockers can love." (PUNK IN MY VITAMINS)
"I'd Rather Be Clogging"
PNMV 01-7 7" $4.00
Loud, heavy and fast, just what you'd expect from Olympia's hardest rockin' band. (PUNK IN MY VITAMINS)
PNMV 05-7 7" $4.00
A re-issue of the KARP 7" originally released on Kill Rock Stars. (PUNK IN MY VITAMINS)
PNMV 01-7 7" $3.65
More outrageously heavy headbanging from the most brutal band in the Northwest. This June 1994 recording features some of their most over-the top vocal rasping yet. (PUNK IN MY VITAMINS)
"Book of Hate"
SUB 73-2 CD $10.10
This powerful and very radical Canadian artist and her music have been described variously as a "folk banshee," "Joan Baez meets Diamanda Galas," and "when angels and demons collide," among many other superlatives, but the descriptions tend to fall flat before the real thing. This is her 5th album, and first US release. (SUBTERRANEAN)
"Dead Branches Make a Noise"
SUB 71-4 cassette $6.80
Her 4th album, so far released only on cassette and only in Canada. A very dark, dangerous work, this weds Yearwood's radical outlook to the bleakness of the high prairie, Celtic folk themes of violent death, and a primal, soul wrenching agony. Definitely not party music, this is intended to make you think and make you feel, while being starkly beautiful. (SUBTERRANEAN)
"La Filles D'un Laboreaux"/"Universal Incest"
DESOL 3-7 7" $3.35
This Canadian from the cold prairies of northern Alberta has an amazing voice, and coupled with a truly frightening vision and expressive ability, she's guaranteed to make people sit up and listen. Colored vinyl. (DESOLATION ROW)
"Little Misery Birds"
SUB 76-4 cassette $6.80
Taking a step beyond "Book of Hate," Yearwood's 6th album ventures to still darker territories of the soul. Using Celtic folk as a starting place, and moving as far away as dark-ambient noise and voice-accompanied guitar distortion and feedback a la Caspar Brotzmann, this release continually underscores her no-compromise stance. (SUBTERRANEAN)
CODE 2-2 CD $14.85
The queen of the New York literary underground reads from her novel "Pussy, King of the Pirates," one of her most extreme works. Cover by critically acclaimed cartoonist Caspar Williams. UK import. (CODEX)
VHF 51-2 CD $11.30
A solo recording by the world-renowned leader of ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE, themselves the leaders of Japan's psychedelic drone-dream scene. Kawabata adeptly plays violin, kemenje, zurna, electronics, sarangi, taiko, gong, water, bouzouki, cello, vibes, organ and sitar. (VHF)
GMCD 017-2 CD $17.20
One of the most energetic and innovative koto players alive, Sawai plays the 13-string, 17 string and prepared koto in these beautiful improvisations which straddle ancient Japanese music and the most experimental new music. Hoppy Kamiyama and Junji Hirose join in with prepared piano, percussion, sax, sampler and "noise machine" on 4 pieces. Japanese import. (GOD MOUNTAIN)
"The Wind Is Calling Me Outside"
ALM 37-2 CD $17.20
Sawai performs 4 very beautiful contemplative pieces for traditional Japanese koto by Yuji Takahashi. Japanese import. (ALM RECORDS)
3-2 CD $17.20
Playing the koto on three radically different compositions, Sawai performs "Three Dances" by John Cage (on 17-string prepared koto), "Malvina" by Christian Wolff, and the "Concerto for Koto and Orchestra" by Takashi Kako. Marvelously well done. Japanese import. (MY RECORD)
"Dance a Bonodori Alone"
PSFD 59-2 CD $15.65
Beautifully colorful and haunting acoustic songs that run the gamut from French cafe to tango to downhome Appalachian in feel. Guitarist/singer Tomokawa is accomapnied by Moto Yoshizawa on bass, Cinorama's Toshiaki Ishizuka on drums, and an uncredited accordianist. Japanese import. (PSF RECORDS)
"Fault of Flowers"
PSFD 29-2 CD $15.65
Another of Japan's best folksingers, Tomokawa gets compared to both Kan Mikami and Tim Buckley. Japanese import. (PSF RECORDS)
"Live at Manda'La"
PSFD 36-2 CD $15.65
A stark live solo recording of Tomokawa's gentle folk, backed occasionally by piano and accordian. Japanese import. (PSF RECORDS)
"Live Shibuya Appia Document"
PSFD 65-2 CD $15.65
The 14th release in the 20 year career of this amazingly visionary folk guitarist/singer/songwriter. Dark poetics, unrestrained passion and humanity, frenzied anguish and lyrical beauty mark these live recordings of mostly new material, in solo and with Masato Nagahata on piano and accordian. Japanese import. (PSF RECORDS)
"Muzan No Bi"
PSFD 33-2 CD $15.65
A CD re-release of Tomokawa's highly regarded 8th LP for CBS Sony, this is more of his psycho-folk "enka" music with a real human feel. Japanese import. (PSF RECORDS)
"Playing With Phantom"
PSFD 43-2 CD $15.65
This CD presents Tomokawa within a band context and extends his Skip Spence/Tim Buckley insanity (and intensity) to a higher level. Also features Moto Yoshizawa, Japan's free-improv bass king. Japanese import. (PSF RECORDS)
"How Will We Change?"
PSFD 70-2 CD $15.65
This master free improvisor and sound explorer plays viola da gamba, acoustic guitar, electric guitar and live electronics on his first solo CD. Imai studied under both Takayanagi and Kosugi, has played with their ensembles (as well as several others), and their influence shows on these exciting, intense, emotional and amazing recordings. Japanese import. (PSF RECORDS)
"The Age of the Inventor"
MULTIM 014-2 CD $14.00
A co-founder of the experimental group Port Said in 1981, this American sound artist released four solo works between 1988 and his death in 1992. This album is 13 sonic constructions of different tone & timbre, juxtaposed against a diverse collection of sounds (tending toward the electronic & ambient) working together in unexpected ways. Dutch import. (MULTIMOOD)
PSFD 23-2 CD $15.65
The third solo by the leader of Fushitsusha; dark and beautiful atmospherics that are simultaneously noisy and tender. Japanese import. (PSF RECORDS)
"Ama No Gawa"
MOM 004-2 CD $13.65
A.K.A. "Milky Way." In one of his wickedest releases yet, Haino unleashes his hyperspace white noise guitar for one long solo trance swoop & glide. Japanese import. (MOM & DAD)
PSFD 7-2 CD $15.65
Dark avant-garde experimental music from the main guy behind Fushitsusha. Ancient instruments and metal. Like the Fushitsusha releases, totally black on-black package. (PSF RECORDS)
"So, Black is Myself"
ALIENCD 3-2 CD $11.90
Considered by many to be the most extraordinary Japanese musician to come to prominence in the West, Haino conjures up an intensely haunting, harrowing solo disc, without the use of any overdubbing or tapes (suprisingly, because one hears an array of mysterious sounds: droning harmonium, withering sitar, percussion, and of course his uniquely personal, downright scary vocal style). Elegant black on black, textured, matte paper cover. Canadian import. (ALIEN8)
"The 21st Century Hard-y-Guide-y- Man"
PSFD 68-2 CD $15.65
Haino uses a hurdy gurdy, runs it through his battery of effects and winds up with a large whoosh of noise not unlike Tony Conrad's violin. Japanese import. (PSF RECORDS)
PSFD 38-2 CD $15.65
A CD re-release of his classic but ultra-rare 1981 LP on the defunct Pinakoteka label, this features his trademark ghostly guitar and vocals. Japanese import. (PSF RECORDS)
KEIJI HAINO / LOREN MAZZACANE CONNORS
MPK 7005-1 LP $11.70
MPK 7005-2 CD $11.00
The two master guitarists are recorded live in 1995 in New York, on two long tracks of floating, atmospheric improvisation. (MENLO PARK)
KEIJI HAINO AND BARRE PHILLIPS
"Etchings in the Air"
PSFD 74-2 CD $15.65
Haino does nothing but sing on this one, with noted bassist Barre Phillips providing solo accompaniment as well as doing some singing himself. A rare and beautiful release, with wide fields of sound, nonstop inventiveness, emotional communication beyind words, and even some humor. Japanese import. (PSF RECORDS)
KEIJI HAINO, BARRE PHILLIPS & SABO TOYOZUMI
"Two Strings Will Do It"
PSF 45-2 CD $15.65
This 1991 collaboration finds Haino in a Derek Bailey-like guitar mood, engulfed in four improvisations with heavyweight avant bassist Phillips and Toyozumi, a drummer not unlike Milford Graves or Rashied Ali. Japanese import. (PSF RECORDS)
"Une Croix Dans L'Ocean"
VICTO 031-2 CD $12.45
One long live, spontaneous improvisation recorded in May 1994. Prepared with metal bars, wooden blocks, polished stones and chimes, and continuously adjusted to control timbre, attack and sustain of various sections of the keyboard, his piano produces radiant, metallic tones, thundering bass rumbles, abrasive yet delicate notes and lyrical, clustered runs. Canadian import. (VICTO)
KEN CLINGER and TOM BURRIS
"The Story of Chester Bovine"
EXILE 4-4 cassette $4.70
The story of a boy, a cat, and the magical, mystical events that enfold them at Grandma's house, told in spoken word and song, with musical accompaniment ranging from melodic to abstract electronic. (EXILE)
KENNE HIGHLAND KLAN
"Gemini on a Full Moon"
DINORLO 7910-2 CD $8.00
The same Kenne Highland that led 1970s proto-punk band THE GIZMOS is back with more STOOGE-oid snottiness. (DINO)
KENNY CLARKE-FRANCY BOLAND SEXTET, THE
RW 101-1 2xLP $15.65
20 tracks from this legendary combo recorded in Germany between 1964 and 1965, featuring SAHIB SHIHAB, FATS SADI, JOE HARRIS and JIMMY WOODE JR. Superbly packaged in gatefold sleeve, with liner notes by Mike Hennessey. Italian import. (REARWARD)
"La Gran Estafa del Rock'n'Roll"
EH 04-1 10" $9.60
Roaring, wild garage punk from this insane but versatile Spanish band, with a neat instro fusion of Mancini's "Peter Gunn" theme and John Barry's "James Bond" theme as a bonus! Spanish import. (ELECTRO HARMONIX)
KENNY HARPERS / LOS CACAHUETES
EH 02-7 7" $4.00
Smokin' garage punk from Spain (LOS KENNY HARPERS) meets Germany's good-time punk/surf combo LOS CACAHUETES (wherein hide ex-members of the ASTRONAUTS) with a garage punk ripper and a super-speed, reverb soaked surf instro. A guaranteed smash at your next teen dance party! Blue vinyl, Spanish import. (ELECTRO HARMONIX)
MT 244-7 7" $4.00
The 3rd 7" by this Northwest band; mid-tempo punk featuring members of Brother Buzz. (eMpTy RECORDS)
KENT 3, THE
"Screaming Youth Fantastic"
BOH 002-1 LP $8.00
90's garage punk from that unnamed town now known for an overabundance of espresso joints. It's rock. Yadayada. (BAG OF HAMMERS)
"Fuck, Fight, Fail"
TMU 058-2 CD $9.00
At once dense and restrained, this Ottawa band's first full album has also been called dark, unsettling, lush and haunting. Previous 7" and CD EP released in Canada, plus CBC-wide broadcast of a live performance. (TROUBLEMAN)
VIRUS 144-7 7" $4.00
Fast-paced, uncompromising hardcore 3-piece from Richmond VA, somewhat akin to New Bomb Turks or Voodoo Glow Skulls. Produced by Scott Wolfe of Gwar. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
PRC 014-2 CD $9.65
All their pre-"Came By to Kill Me" stuff on one CD: the entire "Situation at Hand" LP, all three 7"s, plus some unreleased material. (POLYVINYL)
"The Radio Sessions"
TPM 99203-1 2xLP $17.40
A 12-track collection of radio sessions from 1970 to 1972, with help from Robert Wyatt, Mike Ratledge, Mike Oldfield, Lol Coxhill, Mick Fincher, David Bedford and others. Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (TURNING POINT)
"Revenge of KGGM"
ARCD 24-2 CD $18.40
Very Ramones-oid punk...they even cover "Blitzkrieg Bop!" (ALCHEMY)
JT 1039-1 LP $8.85
JT 1039-2 CD $10.20
Even more explosive than their name implies, a lesson in dynamics that combines the rabid energy and wailing pulse of hardcore's earliest pioneers while updating its sound for a post-punk generation. Features ex-members of LIFETIME. (JADE TREE)
"Shorter, Faster, Louder"
JT 1045-1 LP $8.85
JT 1045-2 CD $10.20
Their 2nd album, rooted in an affinity for early '80s hardcore that's both straightforward and powerful, yet one of modern hardcore's most progressive. Aggressive but not macho, provocative but not preachy, and still fun. (JADE TREE)
"Don't Sweat the Technics"
VC 140-2 CD $10.20
Reaching new highs in the realms of gabber, jungle, hardcore techno, lo-fi drum & bass, hi-fi punk, this 20-track 72-minute CD is guaranteed to make you feel good about living in the 20th century, from this member of DISC, SPACEWURM and ARIEL, and with guest appearances by TIGERBOY, OMNIBOT, and LESSER. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
VC 167-1 12" $8.55
Five wicked tracks and a few lock grooves from emo/electronic/hardcore/jungle/gabber/noise superstar KID 606, as well as 2 remixes by electronic duo MATMOS and rising star LEXAUNCULPT (of ISOPHLUX and ORANGE fame). Includes material which will only be available on vinyl. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
KIDS 02-1 LP $11.20
The second album from Ludo Mariman and the gang chugs along in the same Rock and Roll vein, featuring 13 songs including "Jesus Christ (Didn't Exist)," "Don't Wanna Be A Fat Boy," "Radio Radio," "No Monarchy," "Sex Queen," and "Rock Over Belgium." Great reproduction of the original ultra-punk, trashy artwork. (MISC. LABELS)
KIDS 01-1 LP $11.20
The classic first record from these Belgian punk originals, with 12 of the snottiest, catchiest, most infectious expressions of anger, boredom, anti fascism and rock 'n' roll ever made, including the original "Bloody Belgium." Strong CHUCK BERRY and RAMONES influence makes this irresistible! (MISC. LABELS)
DION 714-7 7" $4.35
Wild garage blues rock sung by Andi "Queen Zombie" Hayes, and what a howl she has. On flame colored vinyl with full color sleeve. 3 songs. (DIONYSUS)
MT 182-7 7" $4.00
It's Sybil with a new name, but the same screaming girl-pop-reverb hell from Seattle. 4 songs. (eMpTy RECORDS)
MT 183-1 LP $8.85
MT 183-2 CD $9.65
Co-ed power pop 'n punk that's been compared to My Bloody Valentine, Mudhoney, Patsy Cline, and Dinosaur Jr., so go figure. Guest appearances from members of HOLE and TREEPEOPLE, and 3 extra songs on the CD. (eMpTy RECORDS)
RIPOFF 045-7 7" $4.35
Smokin' teenage angst from the great state of Wisconsin that's catchy, guitar-driven and loud as your uncle's wardrobe. (RIP OFF)
"Dressed to Kiss"
SUBTERFUGE 65-1 LP $9.30
SUBTERFUGE 65-2 CD $10.00
Very hooky, catchy melodic punk with female vocals in English, this band takes their name and whole concept from a Jess Franco film. The songs and playing don't get much better than this! The cover art is 4 Barbie dolls painted up in Kiss make-up. Spanish import. (SUBTERFUGE)
SUBTERFUGE 83-2 CD5 $6.45
One song taken from the "Dressed to Kiss" album, and two songs from the "Only for Freaks" album. Spanish import. (SUBTERFUGE)
IGLOO 004-7 7" $5.90
Japanese noisician Kazumoto Endo whips up an electronic storm similar to Merzbow, but with more of the texture, space and variety you might expect from the British "isolationists." Graphic s&m/bondage cover, limited edition of 500. Swedish import. (RELEASING ESKIMO)
KYS 001-1 10" $8.55
13 tracks from these Italian garage punk kings. Wild, vulgar and semi-lo-fi madness, sung in English. Numbered edition of 500, Italian import. (KILL YOURSELF)
"Terror from Beyond Space"
NPRA 005-2 CD $11.45
An all-star cast with members of Sickening Gore, Cryptic Slaughter, Drown, and Prong create an imaginative new style of industrialized metal, augmenting organic heaviness with mechanized precision for maximal effect without sacrificing the underlying melody and eerie, post-apocalyptic vibe. An unrelenting sonic assault of razor sharp guitars in a swirling ocean of percussive madness, ferocious bass lines and electronic wizardry sure to appeal to fans of Godflesh, early Pitchshifter, or Ministry. (NAPALM)
FR 103-7 7" $3.70
Ragin', raspy, machinegun street punk from ex-members of THE WORKIN' STIFFS and GOODFELLAS. Their song on Fat Wreck's "Short Songs" comp gets consistent mentions in reviews, and one listen to this will tell you why. Four tunes that totally rip! First 500 on clear vinyl! (FIRMAMENT)
"Animal God of the Streets"
MR 165-1 LP $12.55
MR 165-2 CD $11.90
Yet another resurrection of vintage FOWLEY, this stuff was recorded in New Zealand between 1969 and 1971, and features the man himself doing all vocals, instruments, engineering and production. Extra-heavy 220 gram vinyl, Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
DE 2-2 CD $11.30
60s-70s producing legend KIM FOWLEY's all-new recordings, featuring a revolving door of Michigan's sonic outsiders whirling in and out of the studio like supercharged plutonium particles around the human nuclear reactor known as KIM FOWLEY. Strange and beautiful, full of madness and enthusiasm and FOWLEY's spooky voice, the soundtrack to your life in the 21st century. (DETROIT ELECTRIC)
BA 1113-1 LP $9.10
BA 1113-2 CD $10.80
Writing and producing legend ("Papa Ooh Mow Mow," "Bubblegum"), creator of the RUNAWAYS, co-writer with KISS, 60s Sunset Strip icon! The sides collected here were recorded, produced, written, or all of the above by FOWLEY, and have not seen the light of day in 25-35 years! An awesome collection of "silver-60s" teenage soap operas, killer instros, hilarious parodies, garage band sides, psych and mid-70s glam, and early punk. Joey Covington (HOT TUNA), Jimmy Page, Skip Battin (FLYING BURRITO BROTHERS), THEM (minus Morrison), Leon Russell and some of Phil Spector's wrecking crew all make appearances. Shorter LP version cuts off at 1967! (BACCHUS ARCHIVES)
SFTRI 78-7 7" $4.00
The driving force behind Australia's influential Scientists is out on his own with psychedelic pop n' rap on hot pink marbled vinyl. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Bomb Up the Town"
GI 005-2 CD $8.90
A Northern California band who's pretty blatant point of reference is early Clash (the only band that mattered, remember?), with a singer who sounds more like Strummer than anybody has a right to. Over this they lay their own US of A down 'n out rock n' roll trash perspective. (G.I. PRODUCTIONS)
"Treating Me Bad"
GI 012-7 7" $3.80
Three edgy, powerful mod/punk songs about relationships gone bad, double crossing women, and other "happy" topics, including some Hammond organ on the title track evoking the psychedelic ghosts. (G.I. PRODUCTIONS)
AM 051-2 CD $9.65
This Toronto band plays rocksteady, ska and rock'n'roll as in ELVIS COSTELLO meets THE SPECIALS, and they've toured extensively in both Canada and the US, with considerable media exposure. This is a re-release of their 1st album from 1991, with 3 bonus tracks. (ASIAN MAN)
AM 052-2 CD $9.65
A US re-release of this Canadian ska-pop band's 2nd album, originally released in 1993 and out of print since 1995. (ASIAN MAN)
ITR 082-1 LP $8.70
ITR 082-2 CD $11.30
Hailing from Japan and barely out of high school, this two-guitars-and-drums trio crams punk, blues and noise into a meat grinder and smears what come out with lots of nasty screaming. Harsh, wild, and in yer face. (IN THE RED)
SHIMMY 15-1 LP $7.90
SHIMMY 15-4 cassette $7.10
New York's acoustic weirdos add a dollop of electricity and a hit of acid to their mix. The cassette includes "Fluting." (SHIMMY-DISC)
"Big Beat in Panicsville"
HR 14-7 7" $3.65
The Barons of Beat are back with 3 more songs of bluesy, rockabilly-tinged, echo-drenched big-beat rave-up mania. (HILLSDALE)
KING NORMALS, THE
"Colors (dress in black)"
HILLSKN 01-7 7" $4.00
Some say these gents from Folkestone, England, are picking up where THEE MILKSHAKES left off. Four tunes, patented British Beat that swings like crazy, full color cover. (HILLSDALE)
KING NORMALS, THE
"Sugar Baby"/"Stop, Look & Listen"
HILLS 09-7 7" $3.65
Wild, frantic Mersey-beat style stompin' from this young English quartet. (HILLSDALE)
KING OF HAWAII
"King of Hawaii"
KINGOFHAWAII 10617-2 CD $9.50
The first release from this Seattle instrumental surf group blends percussive Latin American rhythms, ghost-like twangy guitar sounds of the Southwest and a pervading, ultra-clean reverb into this brooding, quiet, surf gangster-spaghetti western soundtrack for that famous movie that never got made. (MISC. LABELS)
"I Am Satan"
MLKPIS 01-7 7" $3.00
A tongue-in-cheek surf-punk rave with some of the silliest lyrics going. The Ventures meet Ozzy?? Limited edition. (MISC. LABELS)
KING SOUND QUARTET
"The Getdown Imperative"
ITR 052-1 LP $8.70
Pounding garage punk, raw soul and free jazz let loose when Mick Collins (GORIES, BLACKTOP), Tim Kerr (POISON 13, JACK O'FIRE, LORD HIGH FIXERS), Alex Cuervo (BLACKTOP), and Stephanie Friedman (LORD HIGH FIXERS, SUGAR SHACK) all crowd into one room with the tape deck humming. (IN THE RED)
"We Never Went to the Moon"
VC 41-7 7" $3.80
Rock punk with a slight dose of psych. King Kill flogs their conspiracy theories and asks some probing questions (in their minds) about our space adventures. Includes cool sticker. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
AK 031-1 LP $17.25
AK 031-2 CD $16.60
Most noted for their two, very present lead guitars, possibly the first to do this in the hard rock genre. This California band made it into the Billboard top 100 in 1970 with "If I Never Was to See Her Again," which, with its B side, are included here as bonus tracks. 180 gram vinyl LP, digipak CD. Italian import. (AKARMA)
"Bullets for Cobain"
EERIE 7-1 12" $7.25
Not a cover of the song from 1985's "The Complete Story Of Roxanne" album, this is a struggle to affirm life (mocking suicide) and a betrayal of "Our" potential as a threat (they're sorry about the obscene title.) Rap brags with media collage; post-Crassoid ideological slop. (EERIE MATERIALS)
"Contaminating the Thinking Supply"
TOTC 0206-2 CD $10.15
There's no denying Mr. Scum has a style all his own, where scathing, sarcastic, lo-fi hip-hop style raps meet found sound cut-ups, funny media montages, techno-jungle beats and noise. Each of the 15 songs here carries a strong, devastating political comment, ranging from racism to drugs to school indoctrination, with no obscenities spared. Comes with a big, full-color fold-out poster. (TURN OF THE CENTURY)
"Golden Asshole Legacy"
EERIE-1 LP $8.40
These abrasive American anarchists throw the last 30 years of pop music into their blender along with scathing, sarcastic comment on the state of society. Lo-tech, lo-fi, southern fried rap-a-billy, funny & scuzzy, with a very attention-grabbing psychedelic diffraction-grating "holographic" cover. The CD is on Staalplaat. (EERIE MATERIALS)
"Golden Asshole Legacy"
STAAL 064-2 CD $15.85
These abrasive American anarchists throw the last 30 years of pop music into their blender along with scathing, sarcastic comment on the state of society. Everything from rock to punk to rap to hip hop, with some extra tape hiss occasionally mixed in to annoy the digital purists. Dutch import. (STAALTAPE)
EERIE 14-1 LP $8.40
The long awaited 2nd album, with all the sound-collaged crazyness you could ever want mixed with super-sarcastic political raps, hyper thrash explosions and goofy ditties, in 3 highly entertaining sides. Did I say 3 sides? Yep! The B side is double-tracked! (EERIE MATERIALS)
"You Can't Stop a Good Idiot"
EERIE-1 8" $3.65
Cut n' paste tapes, sound effects and media samples with their ultra-lo-fi rap style vocals and scratch attacks alternate with home-brew sound experiments and minimalist songs in their first, hard-to-find release. on flexidisc (EERIE MATERIALS)
KINGDOM SCUM / ENE
"New Experiments in Jungle Sound"
EERIETHEMES 6-1 MLP $7.25
These two artists take it upon themselves to seriously warp the "jungle" dance formula into a chaotic heap of beats run wild and cut 'n paste sound manipulation. (EERIE MATERIALS)
KINGS OF OBLIVION
DION 718-7 7" $4.35
The A side is a 60's-flavored big beat rave-up, with more louder-than-ever grungy power punk on the flip. Red vinyl, 3 songs. (DIONYSUS)
KINGS OF OBLIVION
"Gotta Love Me"
DION 710-7 7" $4.35
Ex-Fearless Leader bassist, renowned rock scribe & shutterbug Mike Snider teams with ex-Porno Sponges guitar god David Adae when they decided to stop bitching about the sorry state of the Hollywood scene and do something about it. Loud, drunken, obnoxious grunge punk. (DIONYSUS)
ATTACK 114-2 CD $11.70
Originally released in 1970, this album is considered the best of this reggae/soul supergroup. UK import. (ATTACK)
KIRBY GRIPS, THE
"The Cherry Stem Concertos"
SFTRI 603-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 603-2 CD $9.65
Three pop ballerinas vividly displaying their hearts on their sleeves with catchy, hip-shaking numbers and dreamy, shimmering odes to lost love. Influences from '60s girl group pop, Arabic twists and turns, Latin rumbas, blues and early melodic punk. (SYMPATHY)
"Da Vi De Bo"
GMCD 018-2 CD $17.20
This guitar/percussion duo (with occasional casiotone, vocals, trumpet, and something called elephant stick) lays on the over-the-top, spazzed out jazzrock noise, right from the opening notes to the end. Japanese import. (GOD MOUNTAIN)
COK 002-7 7" $4.00
7 songs of all-out garage punk rawkin' ultra-trash mayhem, recorded and mixed in 2 hours, with maximum grit, lowest-fi, and tons of drooling, moronic energy! It just doesn't get rawer than this, and all those other garage punk bands (who we won't name!) can just eat their fuckin' hearts out! Includes 2 great instros!! (CUP O' KNOWLEDGE)
HW 016-1 LP $9.00
Not for the faint at heart, this is vile, ugly music from rotten, worm-ridden minds. Kind of cool, though. Slow druggy tempos and uncompromisingly distorted sound on 8 just plain evil songs (including bare-stripped covers of GG ALLIN, DRUNKS WITH GUNS and LANCE KAUFMAN) sounding like a German counterpart to THE BUTTHOLE SURFERS, BRAINBOMBS, or maybe just like someone dripping pure acid on the master tape. German import. (HUMAN WRECKORDS)
STAR 03-2 CD $10.70
The solo project of Suzanne Lewis, primarily known as the main creative force behind avant-pop group Hail, and an active member of Thinking Plague, Biota, and 5UU's. A wide range of instrumentation creates dream-fueled stories, sugar-fed melodies and choppy arrhythmic hooks, with mercurial song structures and moods. (STARLIGHT FURNITURE COMPANY)
KITTY CAT SPY CLUB / TEENAGERS
FUK 3-7 7" $4.00
Two young and really really lo-fi bands from the San Francisco mid-peninsula do 4 songs each. The Teenagers are more punky with a guy singer, while Kitty Cat Spy Club does its more whimsical bashing with female vocals. If you like it simple, fuzzed out and stripped down, this is it! (RADIO TRASH)
"Delphine et Marinette"
RASC 1-7 7" $4.25
This French trio uses ultra distorto-fuzz guitar, complex polyrhythmic percussion and sneaky bass with a singer that does Nick Cave one better in the psycho angst department. Need we say this is VERY impressive. Great artwork, too. French import, but sung in English; limited edition 3-song (RASCLAT)
PURE 33-2 CD $8.00
Quiet scrape from this Merzbow alum with LP's out on ZSF Produkt. Perhaps if Luc Ferrari were a "noisician" he would sound like this. (PURE)
PVRCD 05-2 CD $9.50
A reissue of unique noise works from this early MERZBOW member, including his classic first LP plus cassette tracks. (POVERTECH)
"Pieman Vs. the Light Bulb Men"
MO 01-2 CD5 $5.40
Kjehl was once the guitarist for such seminal bands as THE URINALS (later 100 FLOWERS) and TROTSKY ICEPICK. Here he does four edgy, driving tunes with plenty of melody and ironic lyrics, including a cover of PYLON's "Cool," mostly playing all the instruments himself. (MUSTARD ONLY)
KK NULL / DISC
VC 146-2 CD $10.20
KK NULL (ZENI GEVA) teams up with digital audio bad boys DISC (LESSER, KID 606, MATMOS, TIGERBOY) in a cross cultural exchange of sound. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
"Because I Say So"
VIRUS 67-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 67-4 cassette $7.45
The ex-DK's latest solo project; strange and inspired, ranging from twisted country ballads to disturbing ambience. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
"The Light is Flickering"
VIRUS 95-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 95-4 cassette $7.45
VIRUS 95-2 CD $10.50
You can never tell from one song to the next what Klaus will come up with, and this is no exception. Some really bizarre stuff alongside songs that could qualify as lighthearted pop. There's some real gems in here, for sure. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
"Eating and Sleeping (#15)"
BAR 003-2 CD $15.00
Glenn Branca-ish guitar zonk from Holland. (BAROONI)
BAR 6-2 CD $15.00
Five guitars, plus bass and drums, making some good, clean, energetic noise. Chiming and definitely rocking guitar harmonics dominate these instrumentals, though there's also some neat dissonance. Produced by Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth. Dutch import. (BAROONI)
BHP 02-1 LP $8.70
Previously unreleased tough, pre-Easter Monkey Cleveland punk from 78-82 with all the variables working in unison to make this the best record of its type since the Consumers LP. (BUCKWHEAT HEADLOCK)
KNOCK-UPS / THE CHASE, THE
SUPER 803-1 LP $7.80
Tucson teenagers THE KNOCK-UPS go way bratty on their side of this split LP. Snotty JD attitude to the max! THE CHASE are 3 teenage girls from LA, who recorded their lo-fi, ultra-minimalist songs in a garage on a karaoke machine! Pasted-on cover art for that real professional look! (SUPER 8)
"On Suffering Remembered"
PRANK 02-7 7" $3.80
Funny, sloppy, upbeat-without-being-sappy, and sometimes pissed garage hardcore from Alabama's punk rock yesteryear finds the light of day. Check out their great "Shit Home Alabama" takeoff. The fold-out sleeve reprints an MRR interview from 1984! (PRANK)
"Think It's Time"
DD 0121-2 CD $10.85
Great Orange County old-school style punk that's catchy but still hard as nails, with lots of energy and verve. Produced by Frank Agnew who's been in lots of O.C. old school bands (Adolescents, etc.) himself, so it captures "that" sound. (DOCTOR DREAM)
"A Gift Before I Go"
AM 030-2 CD $9.65
Fronted by former LINK 80 singer Nick Traina, this blends catchy punk riffs, upbeat ska influences and edgy hardcore. (ASIAN MAN)
"In a Paper Suit"
ITR 075-1 LP $8.70
ITR 075-2 CD $11.30
Bigger, louder and grittier, they say, than their debut album. Country western, soul, rockabilly and blues filtered through Lower East Side street tough. CHARLIE FEATHERS meets VELVET UNDERGROUND, they say again. (IN THE RED)
ITR 062-1 LP $8.70
ITR 062-2 CD $10.70
Country no-wave, as in CHARLIE FEATHERS backed by THE VELVET UNDERGROUND. Courtesy of refugees from (among a long list of credits): SONIC YOUTH, HONEYMOON KILLERS, GUN CLUB, LITTLE PORKCHOP, STAB CITY. (IN THE RED)
"The Big Sounds of..."
DAI 001-7 7" $3.65
The explosive sound of Wisconsin drag bike music, enhanced with race-car sound effects and sportscaster soundbites, with 4 songs including "Panic in Lane Zero," and "Baron von Surf Helmet." You'd be a fool to miss this one. (DAIICHI)
PURE 17-2 CD $8.00
The first release by this Montreal artist is very extreme, harsh electronic noise, distortion and feedback. (PURE)
MASO 90114-2 CD $11.90
The latest work by the legendary Gypsy brass band from Macedonia. Traditional dance musics from Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia are mixed together with elements of rumba and salsa. Italian import. (MATERIALI SONORI)
KK 042-1 LP $9.60
Nothing wimpy or fly-by-night in this industro-dance slab. Electronics, samples, pulsating drums and voices go into the icy hot mix. Solidly in the Wax Trax or Netwerk vein. (KK RECORDS)
VICTO 17-2 CD $12.45
In his solo performance, German trombonist Konrad Bauer delivers a charged, cogent display of his talents with a series of improvisational blendings. (VICTO)
KONRAD BAUER TRIO
"Three Wheels - Four Directions"
VICTO 23-2 CD $12.45
A master of free improv trombone, Bauer combines jazz and new music idioms in this live recording at the 1992 Victoriaville Festival, accompanied by Peter Kowald on contrabass and Leo Smith on drums. (VICTO)
GFC 412-1 2xLP $25.60
An ultra-rare hard rock album by a great yet unknown Michigan band, originally released as single album by Kopperdisc in 1974. This reissue includes a bonus LP with 9 unreleased tracks recorded during the same period. Think screamin' guitars, tortured vocals, and an organ sound very similar to early YES. Digitally remastered from the original master tapes, with original artwork. Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GEAR FAB)
AM 040-2 CD $9.65
Posthumous release from the San Jose indie-pop band compared to MAZZY STAR, VELOCITY GIRL, PAVEMENT, LOIS, etc. (ASIAN MAN)
AM 027-7 7" $4.20
From San Jose, a cross between SEAM, PAVEMENT and VELOCITY GIRL whose melodies will make you happy and sad. (ASIAN MAN)
KOREAN BUDDHIST GOD
"Big Oriental Muff"
ZIKS 044-2 CD5 $11.35
KOREAN BUDDHIST GOD is one of those one-of-a-kind bands that's just so creative and weird that description feels a bit futile. But suffice it to say their pummeling heaviness and insane sense of humor will leave slack-jawed anyone who hears it. On this CD their power trio sound is augmented by a completely bizarre assortment of sax, electronic keyboards and what-the fuck production. Japanese import. (ZK RECORDS)
KOREAN BUDDHIST GOD
ZIKS 011-2 CD $13.65
Welcome to the totally MAAAD world of Korean Buddhist God! Much in the manner of the fab Boredoms, these folks specialize in genuine insanity, appropriating bits of pop culture and mashing it into the strangest discordant collage. Funny, weird and very intense! Japanese import. (ZK RECORDS)
KOREAN BUDDHIST GOD
"You Bonsai Virus"
ZIKS 025-1 12" EP $8.40
More over-the-top KBG craziness overflowing with originality and power, grabbing you by the lapels and never letting go. Kinda SPAZZ/MELT BANANA/BOREDOMS/RUINS with a bit of Noh theatre and WOLFMAN JACK vocals. Japanese import. (ZK RECORDS)
SFTRI 387-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 387-2 CD $9.65
The first-ever CD and first release in nearly two decades by the legendary organist featured in the 2nd volume of Re/Search's "Incredibly Strange Music." Includes "Misirlou," "Temptation," "Tales of the Underwater Worphippers," and other exotica classics. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"A Kiss in the Charnel Fields"
NPR 009-2 CD $13.80
Complex, baroque black metal operettas from this Austrian outfit, with a variety of vocal styles ranging from shrieks to Viking chants and intricate acoustic guitar contrasted with distorted electronic riffs. Austrian import. (NAPALM)
VOD 006-2 CD $11.30
The 2nd full length CD from this extremely brutal black metal band, much in the vein of the thrashiest ABIGOR. Outstanding color artwork throughout, with photos, lyrics, and a great cover painting. Swedish import. (VOD)
STAAL LTD15-2 CD $21.00
Come along to the morgue, boys n' girls, where you will witness the wonders of the kaltfleisch korpor, okzipital slash, leukotomy, spasmophilik, subklinikal aphrenia, and other mysteries of the thanatos. Don't forget to pack a lunch! Numbered edition of 500. (NEKROPHILE)
KRAIG GRADY & BRAD LANER
"Music from the Island of Anaphoria"
TRANS 0002-2 CD $10.70
"Found" ethnic music from the fictitious isle of Anaphoria. Grady builds his own instruments and tunes them in microtonal scales for some truly amazing sounds. Laner then filters it all through his electronics for even greater strangeness, and vocalist PETRA HADEN drops in to lend a hand. (TRANSPARENCY)
"The Guilt Trip"
SHIMMY 55-1 3xLP $16.80
SHIMMY 55-4 2xcassette $9.80
I know, you're thinking, "3 LPs? Should be titled Ego Trip," but it's purty, though, darn it. A 36-song magical mystery tour through Kramer's soul. Besides, if you own the record label you're allowed to indulge yourself. (SHIMMY-DISC)
DV 8-2 CD $14.40
Atmospheric, sampled noise-scapes, tapes and loops performed by John Murphy (Nurse W/Wound & Orchestra of Skin & Bones), with assistance from David Tibet (Current 93 & NWW) and Roger Smith. German import. (DARK VINYL)
"When All Else Fails"
MLKWAEF 01-7 7" $3.65
Serious & moody melodic punk from Corpus Christi; consciously political. 4 songs. (MISC. LABELS)
TRIBELW 08-1 LP $7.55
This well-known New York band spits out 12 buzzsaw streetpunk anthems, with plenty of anger and defiance to go around. (TRIBAL WAR)
KRAZY KATS, THE
"Beat Out My Love"/"Wiggly Little Mama"
EF 1006-7 7" $4.15
Two wild, previously unreleased rockers from 1959 by one of Missouri's finest teenage rock n' roll combos! Mastered from the original acetate! Excellent liner notes, too. (ECCO-FONIC)
"Maktmissbrukare (Abuser of Power)"
POLLUTE 046-1 LP $8.25
POLLUTE 046-2 CD $9.00
Ass-kicking debut full-length follow-up to the amazing "Terroristattack" EP. 26 songs of raging Swedish HC thrash. Think MOB 47 on speed. CD includes the aforementioned EP. (SOUND POLLUTION)
"Och Hotet Kvarstar"
POLLUTE 055-7 7" $4.35
Eight songs of raw Scandi thrash at furious speeds. (SOUND POLLUTION)
POLLUTE 066-1 LP $9.15
POLLUTE 066-2 CD $9.00
24 songs, even more on top than their previous release; this is Scandi-thrash in the finest tradition. Totally raw, hammering hardcore by vets Mieszko Talaczyk (NASUM), Anders Jakobson (NASUM), and Jallo Calzone (MEANWHILE, TOTALITAR), recorded at Soundlab Studios. This will blow the speakers out of your fucking stereo! (SOUND POLLUTION)
KRIS GUIDIO AND THE MOGODONS
SFTRI 15-7 7" $4.00
Two versions of "Warm" on red vinyl. Leather pop to tap your boots to when you're waitin' for the train to come. Kris hits the low tones like Johnny Cash. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
CBR 8-1 LP $8.40
This band moves down the groove from heavyweight metal complete with organs to an occasional metal pop tune complete with harmony. For those who crave variety in their metal diet. In English. (CHICKENBRAIN)
CBR 7-1 12" EP $6.65
Merciless meat-grinding vocals and concrete crushing rhythm with an occasional piano or saxophone added for harmonic balance. Lyrics in English. 5-song (CHICKENBRAIN)
TR 028-1 LP $8.75
TR 028-2 CD $9.85
Three guitars, bass, drums, and so much reverb it oughta be credited as part of the band! This well-known Dutch outfit does 16 tunes of garage-y, high-energy surf instros and vintage rock'n'roll vocal numbers, including a cover of the SURFARI's "Surfer Joe!" Crank this one up and you got yourself a serious party. (TELSTAR)
HR 16-7 7" $3.65
Triple guitar surf garage attack from Holland, with a big meaty sound on these three hard-rockin' instrumentals and one vocal track. (HILLSDALE)
KRONTJONG DEVILS, THE
"Sizzling Sampan & Other Favorites!"
DC 4509-7 7" $4.25
Four rockin', sparklin' guitar instros with that beautiful vintage sound somewhere east of DICK DALE and west of THE VENTURES. Limited pressing of only 750, sure to go fast. (DOUBLE CROWN)
SFTRI 95-7 7" $4.00
Renowned in Austria, this back-up band to the Tav & Gabby show comes up with two twisted originals and a sacreligious attempt at Doris Day's "Que Sera". (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
KRUPTED PEASANT FARMERZ
"Peasants By Birth"
CF 006-2 CD $8.90
These Bay Area rockers follow up several 7"s and comp tracks on such labels as Lookout, Very Small and Shredder, playing their brand of melodic hardcore that has aspects that will please anybody who was born with earholes. (COLDFRONT)
KUNG FU KILLERS
TKOROUND 76-7 7" $4.35
Old school hardcore punk that picks up where BLACK FLAG, ADOLESCENTS, TSOL, CH3, GERMS, BAD BRAINS, and THE MISFITS left off. These mystery men have been in such outfits as SLAP OF REALITY, DOOM PATROL, CHRISTIAN DEATH, and ELECTRIC FRANKENSTEIN. See you in the pit! (TKO)
"Night With Her Train of Stars and Her Gift of Sleep"
SSE 4009-2 CD $24.55
This was their 2nd album, and while retaining their basic sound, is rather more modern sounding. Japanese import. (SSE)
"Saigo Wa Tenshi"
SSE 4003-2 CD $22.25
(AKA Les Soeurs De Lilis Noirs, AKA Black Lily Sisters) This female duo sings, plays keyboards & percussion, and totally entrances with their naturalistic, flowing, beautiful songs. Goth & 4AD fans will find much to love here, but so will many others. This was their first album, released in 1990. Japanese import. (SSE)
"For Kunsten Maa Vi Evig Vike"
AV 014-2 CD $13.80
Black metal from Norway, heavy and relentless, this is the tops in speed, melody, growling vocals, rumbling drums, thumping bass, wicked guitar riffs, Emperor-like keyboards, and frosty Nordic atmosphere. Like a juggernaut attacking at full steam, this is uncompromising in intensity. Italian import. (AVANTGARDE)
KWYET KINGS, THE
"Been Where? Done What?"
ID 123374-2 CD $10.80
The 3rd album from this veteran Norwegian power pop outfit, originally out on vinyl on the German label Screaming Apple in June '98, and now available on CD here. (DIONYSUS)
KWYET KINGS, THE
ID 123386-2 CD $10.80
A collection of non-album tracks by this Norwegian power-pop outfit who often get compared to '70s-early '80s groups like THE BOYS, FLAMIN' GROOVIES and THE REAL KIDS, with touches of '60s mod/pop like early WHO. (DIONYSUS)
PRC 047-1 LP $10.30
PRC 047-2 CD $10.20
A "solo" record by the RAINER MARIA guitarist/vocalist, featuring Caithlin De Marrais (RAINER MARIA) and Mike Kinsella (AMERICAN FOOTBALL, OWEN, OWLS) on virtually the entire record. The outcome is a much fuller sound than one would expect. (POLYVINYL)
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