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The Litanies of Satan (LP)
Diamanda Galas' debut album "Litanies of Satan", originally released in 1982, reissued on the artist's own Intravenal Sound Operations label. The album has been meticulously remastered from the original Y Records analogue tapes and features the original classic artwork.
LP | €29.90
De Hondemepper
"The road to this collaboration starts at the 1985 Holland Festival, when Hoketus—the flinty post-rock new-music ensemble founded by Louis Andriessen—premiered Rokus de Veldmuis (Rokus the Fieldmouse) by Misha Mengelberg (1935–2017). As Hoketus pianist Gerard Bouwhuis recalls, it generated some minor grumbling within the band; the chipper first movement appeared to mock Hoketus’s hard-edged seriousness. But the second half—“Een hutje van gras” (A Little Grass Hut)—was a wow: a hurtling triple ca…
CD | €16.00
Figures (2LP)
The legendary experimental pop outfit returns with a brand-new record entitled "Figures", written, conceived and produced over the last couple of years by Marc Hollander (founder of Aksak Maboul and of the Crammed label) and Véronique Vincent (former singer with The Honeymoon Killers).
2LP | €27.90
Figures (2CD)
**CD version** The legendary experimental pop outfit returns with a brand-new record entitled "Figures", written, conceived and produced over the last couple of years by Marc Hollander (founder of Aksak Maboul and of the Crammed label) and Véronique Vincent (former singer with The Honeymoon Killers).
2CD | €18.00
The Spy from Istanbul (LP)
Turkish pianist Arman Ratip's "Spy From Istanbul" is a killer LP originally issued in Lansdowne Series UK Jazz. Featuring Soft Machine sidemen from 1973, this is one of Top 10 British Jazz albums, and it's indeed superb. Also it's supposedly the soundtrack to a book Ratip was going to pen.
LP | €24.90
O Som Psicodélico De Luiz Carlos Vinhas (LP)
"Luiz Carlos Vinhas was apiano player from Rio de Janeiro, he started playing at night in the late 1950s, quickly participating in the Bossa Nova movement. He joined the legendary Bossa Três alongside drummer Edison Machado and bassist Tião Neto, with whom he recorded three albums in the United States in 1962. Back in Brazil, he continued to perform with Bossa Três alongside other works with Jorge Ben, Quarteto em Cy, Elis Regina and many others.Vinhas was one of the great exponents of Bossa Nov…
LP | €24.90
Belladonna (LP)
Limited edition of 500. pressed on pink and blue splatter vinyl "There was a time when the strength of a musician's vision transcended all labels; here is a chance to dip into that pool again, and emerge not just refreshed, but alive again with the sense that we all can live in that world again, but most importantly raise the flag for excellence. Fantastic." --Jim O'RourkeAn unholy grail of near-mythical status is finally now available in the form of this first-ever reissue. Masahiko Sato compos…
LP | €21.90
Didactic Music
**300 copies** "Experimentation and Italian library music are the coordinates in which Didactic Music is written, the second work of the solo project Mouse and Sequencers by Nicola Giunta (The Lay Llamas), published by Backwards. The Sicilian multi-instrumentalist makes a 'catalog' of genres that range among a melancholic bucolic-folk, documentary field recordings, fleeting expeditions in Space and small experiments in 'Sala Macchine', to quote Amedeo Tommasi.From the sidereal ambient music of A…
CD | €12.00
Di Lumi e Chiarori (4CD Box)
**250 copies** "Backwards is really pleased to present the new Fabio Orsi release. This time Fabio offered a monumental work: eight long tracks contained in a huge box set with four compact discs. Musically it stands on the new course of the artist: together with the classic ambient and drone atmospheres that we know well, the work has more dynamic parts with rhythms and pulsations, and more melodic parts. A perfect meeting between ambient music and berlin-style electronics, between intimate and…
4CD Box | €28.00
Church of Anthrax (LP)
Church of Anthrax was a collaborative studio album by musicians John Cale (The Velvet Underground) and Terry Riley (minimalist pioneer). It didn't sound much like either of them, mixing Riley's drone sounds and slow patterns with melodic and experimental rock and jazz parts.
LP | €24.90
Green (Lp - Green Vinyl)
Available in late June. Green vinyl. First ever reissue of this groundbreaking ambient work ! Barely known outside of his home country during his lifetime, the late Japanese ambient music pioneer Hiroshi Yoshimura has seen his global stature rise steadily in the past few years. The 2017 reissue of his lauded debut, Music For Nine Post Cards, along with a slow building cult internet following has helped ignite a renaissance in his acclaimed body of work, much of which has never been released outs…
LP | €44.00
Green (Lp - Black Vinyl)
Available in late June. First ever reissue of this groundbreaking ambient work ! Barely known outside of his home country during his lifetime, the late Japanese ambient music pioneer Hiroshi Yoshimura has seen his global stature rise steadily in the past few years. The 2017 reissue of his lauded debut, Music For Nine Post Cards, along with a slow building cult internet following has helped ignite a renaissance in his acclaimed body of work, much of which has never been released outside of Japan.…
LP | €34.00
Heterophonious Fool (LP)
**Edition of 250 copies**Jack Briece's name has been, up until this point, barely a footnote in the story of 20th century avant garde and experimental music. Jack Briece, not being one for self promotion, was more content to work on his music in private. His only release, 1984's "Heterophonious Fool," was self-produced in an edition of 50 cassettes and was never publicly distributed. Owing to a deep obsession with all things relating to astronomy and the esoteric, Briece composed "Heterophonious…
LP | €25.00
Nam June's Spirit Was Speaking To Me (LP)
**Edition of 250 copies. Includes 20-page art booklet including rare photographs of Nam June Paik**Recital label head Sean McCann on the record (2020): "A spellbinding tribute from one multi-faceted artist to another. New York-based artist Aki Onda (b. 1967) conjured a transduction to the Korean multi-media pioneer Nam June Paik (1932-2006). Aki himself describes the project: 'Nam June's Spirit Was Speaking To Me occurred purely by chance. In 2010, I was spending four days at Nam June Paik Art C…
LP | €28.00
Ten Impressions for Piano and Strings
**Edition of 200 copies**Sean McCann on the release (January 2020): "Ten Impressions dates from the fall of 2010, when I moved from San Francisco to Los Angeles. I was contemplating starting Recital at this time, envisioning the first release to be a double-LP of my ambient, slow works. Amassing violin and piano fragments over the next months, I ended up with over four hours of recorded material. Well, then... I sat and looked at the files on my computer and lost all interest. An odd gapping per…
CD | €14.50
Electric Landlady
**Edition of 150 copies** Malcolm Green (b. 1952) is a British artist, dancer, and publisher. His eccentric, liquid ideas seem to come with a smile. Or is it a wry grin? His colorful paintings, usually adorned with phrases, are little riddled plaques. Luckily, Malcolm is of the ilk of visual artists who also records audio works (this multiplicity is always interesting). Green's own label Seedy CDs/Sieh Dies issued a number of CDrs between 2000 and 2005, including many of his own works, along tho…
CD | €14.50
Saturday Night (2LP)
**Edition of 225 copies, includes 20-page color photo of stills documenting the recording process booklet** Saturday Night is the debut LP by old friends and collaborators Alex Twomey, Matthew Sullivan, and Sean McCann. Recorded over numerous evenings at the artists' homes, and completed just before the birth of Matthew's daughter, Flora. The album became an excuse to spend time with one another as well as perform. As the trio ordered take-out, drank scotch, smoked on patios, laughing off the we…
2LP | €28.00
Papers (Book)
Sean McCann, Recital label head, on Papers (April 2020): "In addition to the musical objects she creates, Sarah Davachi is also immersed in the theoretical issues that surround her practice. This twin engagement began in her youth in Canada, studying philosophy and music, and working at a specialized musical instrument museum. Her compositional ambitions led to the doorstep of Mills College, fertile with history. Accompanied by a thesis for pipe organ and electronics, she also wrote a tangential…
Book | €20.00
Vital - The Complete Collection 1987-1995 (Book)
Massive edition, 580 pages, hardcover. Frans de Waard published Vital, a fanzine for electronic and electroacoustic music, from 1987 to 1995. It was a low-budget, Xeroxed publication, bearing the revolutionary instruction: ‘No Copyright Publication. Reprint Now!’ It featured interviews with Asmus Tietchens, O Yuki Conjugate, Merzbow, P16.D4, Pierre Henry, Jim O’Rourke, Brume, Döc Wor Mirran and many others, hosted discussions on copyright, plagiarism and plunderphonics, house music, ambient musi…
Book | €22.00
A Collection of Texts About Music (Book)
Hardcover, first edition. Frans de Waard is perhaps best known for Vital Weekly, his online weekly review magazine for all things musical in the realm of experimental, electronic, improvisation, ambient, and noise, distributed for free, since 1995. Over 1200 issues have been published, amounting to some 15,000+ reviews.However, over the years Frans has also written liner notes, articles, obituaries, tour diaries, letters in support of artist grants, and personal observations.This book contains l…
Book | €12.00