Fall 2015 Releases (Part 2) September 18 2015
Our last batch of releases for the year is our most diverse yet! Spanning minimalism, dub, noise, electronics and punk.
Recorded during Ellen Fullman's 1985 residency at Het Apollohuis, The Long String Instrument LP documents the composer's self-made instrument of long strings and remains a major contribution to the histories of sound sculpture and minimalist composition. Recommended for fans of Pauline Oliveros, Charlemagne Palestine and Harry Bertoia. Pre-order here.
Scientist's 1980 debut LP, Introducing Scientist - The Best Dub Album in the World, lives up to its boastful title. Recorded with Sly & Robbie at Channel One Studio and mixed at King Tubby's, the album features hypnotic basslines, reverb-drenched keyboards, and fluid, start-stop rhythms. Ten classic tracks showcasing the very best of the dub form. Pre-order here.
Obliterating the lines between hardcore, noise and free jazz, the unclassifiable Harry Pussy were at once all of those things and none of them. Originally released on Siltbreeze in 1993, their self-titled debut LP reveals an antagonistic and visceral approach to music: Adris Hoyos' self-taught, wild-style drums and shrouded screams tangling with Bill Orcutt's high tension blues guitar. Pre-order here.
In the mid-1970s Parisian composer and multi-instrumentalist Thierry Muller began operating primarily under the Ilitch moniker. His debut album, Periodikmindtrouble, features gritty tape-loops, analog synth swells and angst-ridden guitars, while 10 Suicides explores a more art-damaged pop sensibility. These first-time vinyl reissues are recommended for fans of Fripp/Eno, Heldon and Chris & Cosey. Pre-order the first album here and the second album here.
San Francisco's The Avengers are classic '77 punk. As Byron Coley writes, "The Avengers were a no-hyphen-required punk band of the most basic and brilliant variety." Their first and only LP (better known as The Pink Album) remains their definitive statement – collecting their Dangerhouse EP, sessions recorded with Sex Pistols' Steve Jones and a half-dozen revelatory demos. Pre-order here.