Now Shipping: Basil Kirchin's Worlds Within Worlds December 04 2017
Originally released on Island Records, a lost classic in sonic abstraction that blurs the lines between genres.
First-time reissue reproduces the original cover design that includes liner notes by Brian Eno.
Holiday Gift Bundles December 01 2017
December is here, and we want to wish you Happy Holidays from all of us here at Superior Viaduct.
If you're looking for stocking-stuffer ideas, we made gift bundles with some of our best artists.
Offer ends Sunday December 3rd at midnight (Pacific), so jump to it.
Cyber Monday 2017 November 26 2017
We have 20% off all Superior Viaduct releases. (Sorry, discount does not apply to pre-orders.)
Apply discount code CyberMonday2017 during check-out. Offer ends November 27th at midnight, Pacific.
Now Shipping: Suicide's First Rehearsal Tapes November 17 2017
"There are at least three versions of Suicide. The band as performance art confrontationalists, for whom the audience was a necessary element, there to be pulverized. The band in the studio, a cornered animal having to adhere to the expectation of a 'take.' And the band in rehearsal room creation mode. It is this third form that is the most under-documented and vital to understanding the other two versions of Suicide."
– Henry Rollins (excerpt from the liner notes)
Now Shipping: Henry Flynt's You Are My Everlovin' November 13 2017
Shipping this week, Henry Flynt's You Are My Everlovin'. Solo electric violin with drone that elegantly brings together disparate vernaculars – Southern blues, modal jazz, Appalachian fiddle and North Indian raga.
This CD reissue features extensive liner notes by the composer.
Now Shipping: Sun Ra And His Arkestra November 03 2017
Recorded live in December 1964, this is an exceptionally rare item in the El Saturn discography.
First-time vinyl reissue includes bonus track "Conversation With Saturn" and liner notes by jazz historian John Corbett.
Now Shipping: John Frusciante's Niandra LaDes October 16 2017
We are excited to finally release John Frusciante's solo debut, Niandra LaDes And Usually Just A T-Shirt. This album is a personal favorite of ours, so it is truly an honor to present its first-time vinyl release.
Shipping this week, the black vinyl standard version – includes double LP, gatefold jacket and printed inner sleeves. We threw in a lil something extra for those who pre-ordered from our web site (while supplies last).
Sorry, the deluxe version sold out right away and was strictly limited. For those who bought the deluxe edition, we should start shipping those in a week or two. Thanks for your patience. You won't be disappointed.
Now Shipping: Battiato October 13 2017
Shipping this week, three classic albums by Franco Battiato – available for the first time on vinyl in the US.
Fetus, his captivating 1971 debut, skirts effortlessly into the territories of avant-pop, musique concrète, folk and psychedelic. While Pollution's hypnotic grooves and cinematic flourishes suggest a futuristic meeting point between Stereolab and Ennio Morricone, Sulle Corde Di Aries blooms in a polyphony of organic pulses reminiscent of the vibrant keyboard minimalism of Terry Riley.
"There is no figure in Italian music, nor within the country's shimmering, expansive avant-garde, who demands the respect and awe offered to Franco Battiato. He is the beginning and the end. An artist whose output, stretching across six decades, is so diverse and singular, that it defies any concrete definition." – Soundohm
"Sometimes Battiato gets likened to Brian Eno, on account of his string of 1970s art-pop albums ... A better analogy might be with Brazil's Tom Zé or France's Serge Gainsbourg – charismatic individualists operating on the cusp between the avant-garde and mainstream entertainment." – Simon Reynolds (4Columns)
Just Announced: Autumn 2017 Releases October 06 2017
These will be our last releases for 2017, which came to 29 titles in the end.
We say it every year, but next year is shaping up to be truly monumental. Stay tuned.
Now Shipping: Nazoranai September 20 2017
Nazoranai is the supergroup of Keiji Haino, Oren Ambarchi and Stephen O'Malley.
W.25TH / Superior Viaduct presents Nazoranai's third album, the cryptically named Beginning To Fall In Line Before Me, So Decorously, The Nature Of All That Must Be Transformed. Collectively, Nazoranai operates as a live collaboration for spontaneous composition. Here, the trio explores two side-long tracks of superb abstraction recorded at SuperDeluxe in Toyko. Ambarchi and O'Malley provide the perfect brute-rock rhythm section to Haino's wrecklessly pure expression through instrument and voice.
Comes with gorgeous spot UV, tip-on gatefold jacket.
Get it here
Just Announced: Nazoranai August 28 2017
Keiji Haino, Oren Ambarchi and Stephen O'Malley should not need any introductions nor should their supergroup Nazoranai – a live recorded collaboration through noise, abstraction and dynamics.
W.25TH / Superior Viaduct presents Nazoranai's third album, Beginning To Fall In Line Before Me, So Decorously, The Nature Of All That Must Be Transformed, which marks the band's first release on an American label.
Just Announced: John Frusciante August 25 2017
We're excited to finally announce our reissue of John Frusciante's Niandra LaDes And Usually Just A T-Shirt, which was originally released on Rick Rubin's American Recordings label in 1994.
Mail-order exclusive, deluxe edition includes 2xLP on translucent red vinyl, bonus 7" of two extra tracks from the original cassette release and a black-and-white photograph of the artist. Strictly limited to 1,000 copies.
The black vinyl version does not come with 7" and photo.
Flash Sale: The Fall August 11 2017
Summer is almost over, and Fall is fast approaching ... literally. John Peel's favorite band will be in the US next month for seven sold-out shows at Baby's All Right in Brooklyn and Cropped Out festival in Louisville.
For a limited time, you can have six classic albums and a striking 10" from the group's early catalogue.
Offer ends Sunday August 13th at midnight, Pacific Time (while supplies last).
Just Announced: Franco Battiato July 28 2017
We are excited to announce SV's reissue campaign of electronic music pioneer Franco Battiato. Often heralded as Italy's answer to Brian Eno, Battiato turned pop music upside down in the early '70s with perfectly oblique vocals, infectious melodies, analog electronics and his unique, forward-thinking ideas on rock 'n' roll.
Three classic albums – Fetus (1971), Pollution (1972) and Sulle Corde Di Aries (1973) – are scheduled to be released this September, with more coming later in the year!
First time available on vinyl in the US.
Photo by Roberto Masotti
Now Shipping: Perverted By Language July 07 2017
The Fall's shining catalogue continues with their sixth proper studio album.
Originally released in 1983, Perverted By Language marks not only Brix Smith's debut, but also the band's shift towards a distinctly pop approach. Retaining the force and panic of their initial Rough Trade recordings, this is The Fall both as they were and as they would become.
First time available on vinyl in the US.
July 4th Weekend - SV Catalogue Bundles June 30 2017
And here we are again ... Halfway through the year and another 20 releases under the SV banner. Thanks everyone for your support! We can't wait to tell you about what's coming in the next few months.
To show our gratitude, we created three vinyl bundles that highlight the diverse artists in our catalogue.
Offer ends Tuesday July 4th at midnight, Pacific Time (while supplies last).
Flash Sale: Bert Jansch June 23 2017
For a limited time, you can have five LPs from Jansch's classic Transatlantic catalogue – Bert Jansch, It Don't Bother Me, Jack Orion, Birthday Blues and Rosemary Lane – at half the regular price.
Offer ends Sunday June 25th at midnight, Pacific Time.
Photo by Brian Shuel
Just Signed: EXEK June 20 2017
We are excited to announce the signing of Melbourne band EXEK.
Scheduled to be released in late 2017 on our W.25TH imprint, the forthcoming album Ahead Of Two Thoughts follows on the heels of EXEK's recent Japanese tour and pushes headlong into haunted, post-punk territories. Together EXEK's songs form a never-ending loop of dub-infected textures and anxious lyrics.
EXEK began as a studio project with frontman Albert Wolski before the 2014 formation of the four-piece line up with Andrew Brocchi (synthesizer), Henry Wilson (bass) and Sam Dixon (drums). With the addition of Nell Grant on saxophone, the group's sound entered another dimension that reveals EXEK to be conjuring the ghosts of PiL, This Heat and Swell Maps.
Look for EXEK on tour in Australia this summer and in the US in early 2018.
Just In: Die Tödliche Doris LP June 09 2017
For those who missed our États-Unis series, we just received a limited black vinyl repress of the Die Tödliche Doris LP as well as a warehouse find of clear vinyl for Highlights Of Vortex, Le Forte Four and Joe Jones.
Die Tödliche Doris' debut, originally released on Zickzack in 1982 and produced by Neubauten's Blixa Bargeld, transfixes listeners with disquieting lullabies of profound anxiety and manic lacerations of punk minimalism.
This first-time vinyl reissue includes a reproduction of the original 24-page booklet.
Now Shipping: Tony Conrad's Ten Years 2xLP May 26 2017
"Ten Years began with image before sound, a row of quadruple projections arranged side-by-side, all the shuffling stripes cascading into each other. Over the next two hours the music throbbed and the projectors incrementally shifted inwards, their beams gradually uniting to form one pulsating, overlapping picture." – Andrew Lampert
Originally released in 1968, Cosmic Music features tracks from John Coltrane's final quintet (with Pharoah Sanders, Jimmy Garrison and Rashied Ali) and from Alice Coltrane's first session as a bandleader.
Fiery incantations and inspired improvisations from the spiritual center of the '60s musical universe.
This is the first time that the album has been reissued with its original private-press cover.
Now Shipping: Tony Conrad's Ten Years 2CD May 05 2017
This previously unreleased recording features Conrad (violin), Rhys Chatham (long string drone) and Laurie Spiegel (bass pulse), recorded at The Kitchen, New York in 1972. Edited by Jim O'Rourke.
As Chatham recounts in the liner notes, "When I first listened to this recording after not hearing it for over 40 years, it transported me back to the early Kitchen and the heyday of early minimalism, played outside the Dream Syndicate."
Now Shipping: Gibson, Dreyblatt, and Jansch April 28 2017
We are excited to be shipping Jon Gibson's Two Solo Pieces (gorgeous recordings originally released on Philip Glass' Chatham Square imprint), Arnold Dreyblatt's Propellers In Love (a peerless work of second-generation American minimalism) and finally Bert Jansch's Birthday Blues and Rosemary Lane (two hidden gems in Jansch's classic Transatlantic catalogue).
Now Shipping: Cindy Lee's Malenkost LP April 24 2017
Shipping this week, the second release on our W.25TH imprint. Cindy Lee's Malenkost is hauntingly familiar yet of another plane, a magical collision of Brill Building hooks and uncompromising No Wave.
"Cindy Lee is intensely dark and cathartic, an eerie fever dream of fleeting, utterly heartbreaking classic girl-group melodies ... one of the best things we have heard all year." – Gorilla vs. Bear
In stores everywhere on May 5th. Pre-orders shipping immediately.