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Artist: HAIR POLICE
Title: Prescribed Burning
Format: LP
Label: Hospital Productions
Country: USA
Price: $12.50
"arising from the smoldering ashes of early morning fallout settles six reverberated blackened altars settled in the embers of industrial noise. slow motion feedback dissolve and dance macabre with raped guitar entanglement and roving percussive loops. scathing hard noise eruptions like drool through the hounds teeth that hold tight and lets loose the bizarre ordeal that is hair police. prescribed burning worships wet atmosphere and tape cut obsessive noise with raw chaos! always away from the pack yet defines the cult. limited to 600 copies with the traditional silk screened 2 sided fold out cover." - Hospital Productions.

Artist: HAIR POLICE
Title: S/T
Format: CD
Label: Hospital Productions
Country: UK
Price: $8.50
"basement noise dirge death skuzz hell. compiles the long out of print hospital cassette and mortuary servants ep while adding new exclusive mud/noise constructions from the drawn dead sessions." - Hospital Productions.

Artist: HAIR POLICE
Title: The Certainty of Swarms
Format: CD
Label: No Fun
Country: USA
Price: $8.50
"First Full length release from hair police since 2005, and their most masterful yet, combining signature piercing vocals with walls of guitars, precise heavy electronics and thundering drums. The fusion of metal, noise rock, free jazz, industrial, and harsh electronics that makes up The Certainty of Swarms is the rare kind of heterogeneous concoction that is carefully matured, but never lost in pedestrian calculation. A blistering onslaught of metallic-fused noise-murk, Swarms is considered by the band to be one of their most complete statements to date, an aptly blindsiding and developed work drawing from all quarters of their craft." - No Fun

Artist: HAIR POLICE
Title: Totaled and Stranded
Format:
Label: Hundebiss
Country: Italy
Price: $13.50
“Recorded in a hotel room after we totaled out tour vehicle and became stranded in the worst snowstorm in Ohio history” -Beatty, Connelly, Tremaine

Artist: HAIR STYLISTICS
Title: AM 5:00 +
Format: Double CD
Label: Boid
Country: Japan
Price: $23.50
"Hair Stylistics (a.k.a. Violent Onsen Geisha, Masaya NAKAHARA) Profile: Born in 1970 at Tokyo, Nakahara started making music with MTR and sampler around 88, He released his first split LP from the U.S. independent label RRRecords as Violent Onsen Geisha in 90. He released unique records such as "OTIS" and "QUE SERA SERA (THINGS GO FROM BAD TO WORSE)" in mid 90s. Nakahara changed his artist name from "Violent Onsen Geisha" to "Hair Stylistics" in 97. The long-awaited latest album "custom cook confused death" was released in 04. Along with musical activities, he is known as a film critic and a book "Lost Memories of Cinema" cowritten with a novelist Kazushige ABE is just out. He also started writing novels in 94 with "Mari and Fifis Massacre Song Book?. "Bouquets of Flowers Everywhere" got Mishima Yukio Prize in 01. He was nominated for the Akutagawa Award in 06. He is attracting much attention as a novelist recently." "Hair Stylistics (a.k.a. Violent Onsen Geisha, Masaya NAKAHARA) long-awaited new album! Including 2 CDs with a poster by Masaya NAKAHARA, limited only 1,000 editions! The disc I "AM 5:00" is a live recording for 74 minutes which started in his apartment at 5:00 AM as the title says. The disc 2 consists of 3 commissioned works and 15 new tracks reconstructed from many recordings at various places in recent years. Both CDs are multi-track recording with analog tape machines without using any digital recording/mixing technique. "This is my small resistance to all that are made by copy-and-paste of digital data." (Nakahara) This inconvenience (= blood, sweat & tears) makes the sound vast and microscopic. The double CDs are packaged in a special 7" paper cover with a sticker and a gate-folded poster made by Nakahara." - boid.

Artist: HALA STRANA
Title: These Villages
Format: CD
Label: Soft Abuse
Country: USA
Price: $8.50
"Three albums in, Steven R. Smiths new Hala Strana project has delivered its first masterpiece. Following his first two full-lengths from last year (Hala Strana on Emperor Jones and Fielding on Jewelled Antler) comes These Villages, a further culmination of Smiths interest in Eastern European folk music. Smiths original compositions are peppered with interpretations of traditional songs, presenting the collision of his musical interests throughout his rather prolific career over the past decade. Built upon layers of sustained drone & delicately plucked and bowed strings, These Villages creates a seemless, almost raga-like environment, with quiet-loud dynamics aplenty. Its a dark record, a definite work of beauty, and a perfect soundtrack for autumns changing leaves and howling winds." - Soft Abuse.

Artist: HALL OF FAME
Title: Coliseum Rising
Format: 7"
Label: Amish
Country: USA
Price: $3.00
"Hall of Fame is back with three atonal campfire songs. Dan and Samara split the vocal duties on their first pop outing. This single reveals a more song-based side to the band. Whatever it lacks in drone, it provides with rock and hook. The two color screen-printed jackets were done by Wiggly Printing (Brooklyn, NY) Edition of 500."

Artist: HALL OF FAME
Title: First Came Love, Then Came The Tree
Format: CD
Label: Amish
Country: USA
Price: $9.75
"Hall of Fames beautiful second full length marks the epicenter of a new psychedelia (repetitive guitar plucking, Eastern violin drone, and the Sun Ra "Atlantis"--style drumming which characterizes their trance inducing live sets.) Imagine Flies Inside the Sun playing at the same time as Pauline Oliveros. Other comparisons include Godz and Prestige-era Moondog. Samara Lubelski again provides gorgeous artwork." - Amish. From 1998.

Artist: HALL OF FAME
Title: First Came Love, Then Came the Tree...
Format: LP & CDR
Label: Amish
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"New York Citys Hall of Fames second album First Came Love, Then Came the Tree... was recorded by Nicolas Verhnes on an island in Long Island Sound in 1998 at a time when the group was at the top of their form. The year after the release of their debut album saw the release of an Amish Records single and the band play shows with Tower Recordings, Ghost, The Major Stars and others. The album was originally released in 1999 on CD only (currently out-of-print) and Amish is pleased to offer (for the first time on vinyl) a limited edition deluxe LP version. The LP also comes with a bonus CD- R of a live set recorded at the short-lived Louisville venue, The Mercury Paw from 1998 right after First Came Love, then Came the Tree... was recorded." - Amish. Hall of Fame was Dan Brown, Theo Angell (filmmaker, Jackie OMotherfucker, recent release on Digitalis) and Samara Lubelski (solo works on Social Registry, Tower Recordings, Thurston Moore, Metabolismus and more). Limited to 250 copies.

Artist: HALL OF FAME
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Amish
Country: USA
Price: $8.50
"New York Citys Hall of Fame tread similar aesthetic waters as the psyche folk of Tower Recordings and the improvised partially composed music of the Dead C. Their debut is filled with primitive rhythms, droning violin, skipping records, unplugged electric guitars, bowed cymbals, violin, drums, bass and a wealth of found sounds. Especially beautiful is the Dada inspired sound collage of "78 Expansion" which randomly juxtaposes live and recorded sounds. This record also documents improvised songs, which were later covered as part of their live set ("Sunset Spiral "and "I Woke Up Today"). Hall of Fame consists of multi-instrumentalist Dan Brown (ex-Salmon Skin, God is my Co-pilot), Samara Lubelski (ex-Salmon Skin, and current Sonora Pine) and artist Theo Angel."

Artist: HALL OF FAME
Title: S/T
Format: CD
Label: Amish
Country: USA
Price: $9.75
"New York Citys Hall of Fame tread similar aesthetic waters as the psyche folk of Tower Recordings and the improvised partially composed music of the Dead C. Their debut is filled with primitive rhythms, droning violin, skipping records, unplugged electric guitars, bowed cymbals, violin, drums, bass and a wealth of found sounds. Especially beautiful is the Dada inspired sound collage of "78 Expansion" which randomly juxtaposes live and recorded sounds. This record also documents improvised songs, which were later covered as part of their live set ("Sunset Spiral "and "I Woke Up Today"). Hall of Fame consists of multi-instrumentalist Dan Brown (ex-Salmon Skin, God is my Co-pilot), Samara Lubelski (ex-Salmon Skin, and current Sonora Pine) and artist Theo Angel." - Amish.

Artist: HANOI JAMES
Title: Year of Panic
Format: CD
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $8.50
"With the obvious homage the name implies, youd expect Hanoi Janes to be a group of riot grrrl angnsty types, displaced in time by about 20 odd years. Having taken on the nickname given to Jane Fonda in the 70s because of her anti-war stance on Vietnam, these girls would be all bent up about, well you know, stuff. Youd expect that, but youd be wrong. It is in fact primarily the work of one guy from Sachen, Germany – Oliver Scharf. But then Hanoi Janes album, Year of Panic, is able to inspire all kinds of misconceptions. Name of the band aside, would you expect a German guy (whos a bit handy with an eight-track) to produce a series of beautifully lo-fi, sub two-minute, surf-pop tracks, full of buzzing guitar and bubblegum spirit. Maybe – maybe not. But thats just what Scharf has done. The sound is distinctly garage, reminiscent of a 70s surf sound, and like The 5. 6. 7. 8s, Hanoi Janes are able to launch into the genre with the luxury of being removed from the scene itself. Tracks like opener, The Boys Are Out and Beach Kids are unashamedly infectious, utilising catchy hooks, hand claps and the odd Ooo ooo ooo to great effect. The production is fuzzy, but that only adds to the overall charm of the album. Because charming is what it is, as Hanoi Janes have packed Year of Panic with some real gems. Summer of Panic offers something tinted with psychedelic sounds; Our Lives could have been an early track by The Strokes had they been influenced by the Californian sun rather than the New York shadows; Good Bone is a track which can only be performed if there are several oversized surf-boards nearby. Year of Panic is lo-fi, scuzzy garage surf-pop at its finest and it deserves to be the sound-track of your summer" -Bowlegs.

Artist: HANOI JAMES
Title: Year of Panic
Format: LP
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"With the obvious homage the name implies, youd expect Hanoi Janes to be a group of riot grrrl angnsty types, displaced in time by about 20 odd years. Having taken on the nickname given to Jane Fonda in the 70s because of her anti-war stance on Vietnam, these girls would be all bent up about, well you know, stuff. Youd expect that, but youd be wrong. It is in fact primarily the work of one guy from Sachen, Germany – Oliver Scharf. But then Hanoi Janes album, Year of Panic, is able to inspire all kinds of misconceptions. Name of the band aside, would you expect a German guy (whos a bit handy with an eight-track) to produce a series of beautifully lo-fi, sub two-minute, surf-pop tracks, full of buzzing guitar and bubblegum spirit. Maybe – maybe not. But thats just what Scharf has done. The sound is distinctly garage, reminiscent of a 70s surf sound, and like The 5. 6. 7. 8s, Hanoi Janes are able to launch into the genre with the luxury of being removed from the scene itself. Tracks like opener, The Boys Are Out and Beach Kids are unashamedly infectious, utilising catchy hooks, hand claps and the odd Ooo ooo ooo to great effect. The production is fuzzy, but that only adds to the overall charm of the album. Because charming is what it is, as Hanoi Janes have packed Year of Panic with some real gems. Summer of Panic offers something tinted with psychedelic sounds; Our Lives could have been an early track by The Strokes had they been influenced by the Californian sun rather than the New York shadows; Good Bone is a track which can only be performed if there are several oversized surf-boards nearby. Year of Panic is lo-fi, scuzzy garage surf-pop at its finest and it deserves to be the sound-track of your summer" -Bowlegs.

Artist: HANOI JANES
Title: Specks Ho!
Format: 7"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $4.25
"Hanoi Janes is back for his first release since the critically acclaimed "Year of Panic" LP. Five (FIVE) songs on this 7" in vein of his earlier 7" and LP, pushing the envelope in Olivers vision of cacophonous pop to the hilt. The soundtrack for the only party episode ever filmed for the Twilight Zone? Probably." -Captured Tracks

Artist: HAPPY JAWBONE FAMILY BAND
Title: Hotel Double Tragedy
Format: LP
Label: Feeding Tube
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Edition of 250. The Hotel Double Tragedy is constantly burning. You will be too with these new hits from the family! Simply listen to the album at a decent volume and watch your life fall apa. We were thinking of releasing this album under the pretense that it was found under the bed of a dead priest who was the grandfather of a couple of members of the Vaselines, but we thought better of it. You deserve the TRUTH! You deserve magic in POP ATTITUDE! You deserve ONE ANCIENT JANGLE! In ten seconds FLAT! You deserve HOTEL DOUBLE TRAGEDY! Get one today for yourself or for someone you care about." -Feeding Tube

Artist: HAYDEN, BRIDGET
Title: An Indifferent Ocean
Format: 12.50
Label: Kraak
Country: Belgium
Price: $12.50
Limited to 500 copies. "Previously found prizing atom splitting feedback through a horizontal guitar, Bridget Haydens solo experiments have more lately sought the brooding, layered blues that we find resonating in “An Indifferent Ocean”. A stripped down set up, featuring an out of tune, hand me down guitar, two pedals of similar origin – no delays – and a donated fourtrack port-a-studio found on the street, has converged to form a crafted storm of abyss kicking improvisation. Best known for her involvement with the hypnotic, shambollic and critically acclaimed drone band Vibracathedral Orchestra, Hayden split in 2006, desiring change and a new vein to hone. She toured solo with kindred freaks such as The Aethr Method, Melanie Crowley-Delaney, Marcia Bassett and Sunburned Hand of the Man, later teaming up with The Telescopes henchman Stephen Lawrie to begin a noisy collaboration that continues to confuse and electrify. Here, in her first official and long awaited solo release, you will find a spectrum of somnambulist trances that seamlessly conjoin dense and frantic depth with delicate fracture. Relentless guitar shredding epics are interspersed with graceful, drifting melancholia that lull the listener back to shore with a warm, whispered dream after being crashed mercilessly against the rocks." - Kraak.

Artist: HEAD RESONANCE COMPANY/PETER PIXEL PROJECT
Title: 15 Tracks For Unknown People: 1980-84
Format: Double LP
Label: Vinyl On Demand
Country: Germany
Price: $21.00
"Early eighties avant-garde /ritual / Industrial with an incredible 5-track minimal Lp by Peter Pixel (member of Head Resonance) incl. the upcoming minimal-hit "Ich und meine Mammaschin" in the style of best early eighties minimal-electronics with voice." - Vinyl On Demand. Numbered edition of 500 in color/embossed jackets.

Artist: HELL AND BUNNY WITH GREG KELLEY
Title: Burn It For The Nails
Format: CDR
Label: Brokenresearch
Country: USA
Price: $7.50
"After a garish trio-supposed to be a Melee plus Kelley---date in Western Mass it was only a matter time before this trio got together to do the scrape and crunch. Its interesting to see how Kelley approaches the 1/4 speed lurch. In comparison with Olson and Wooley its a bit more fireworks oriented but there are plenty of glacial exhalation, abrasions and slow wallops to extend the gravenights vocab. Also where Wooley and Olson are fully complicit Kelley is a bit more argumentative--in the best way possible--in doling out his own formal demolitions that end up with almost downtown moments of cross-pollination and genre car crashes." - Brokenresearch

Artist: HELLER, ANNE
Title: Fountain of Annihilation
Format: LP
Label: Bobby J
Country: USA
Price: $10.50
"This is a very harrowing, very out record. The title track covers all of side one, and it is a heaving, heavily-effected monolith of sound, which as the needle draws closer to the inherent black hole of the record, seems to pulverize all the sounds and grooves and then shoot them back out at you as tiny sonic shrapnel. Side two is broken up into more readily digestible pieces, an d showcases Ms. Hellers ability to coax sounds out of clarinet, guitar, theremin, keyboard, castanets, and tapes, all to varying degrees of effect. A track like Vestigial Digit features some low-in-the-mix guitar laid under a wigged and sinister keyboard quiver. Phosphene Damage on a Primal Wave harkens back to the tapestry of side one. The tape insects of the last piece let you down and show you the door back out to the silence." - Luna Kafe.

Artist: HERBCRAFT
Title: Discovers the Bitter Water of Agartha
Format: LP
Label: Hello Sunshine
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"December 2009: Inspiration dependently arising; Blows Against The Empire in one hand, Admiral Richard Byrds secret diary in the other. Days after returning to Maine after three heavy months on the road, Matthew Lajoie (Cursillistas) awoke one morning having dreamt the existence of a lost 1973 private press concept record about the exploration of inner Earth and the advanced civilization thriving at its center. Agartha; Shambhala: the domain of the Arianni. Using Byrds account as the thematic framework for the album, he feverishly poured forth a representation of the dreamt record, writing and recording the entire LP in a single 24-hour period - guided by sonic Ouija. The result is a cosmic antenna with dials tuned to the Planet Earth Rock & Roll Orchestra, obscure psych-prog spacecasts, and classic rock radio, all refracted through the dusty, cracked and scratched Cursillistas prism. Performed entirely on a borrowed thrift store electric guitar and broken microphone, Herbcraft Discovers The Bitter Water Of Agartha was birthed in the Now to scatter the seeds of Agarthas message in our Aquarian Dark Age." - Hello Sunshine. New label run by the folks at Woodsist.

Artist: HERO WOUTERS
Title: Muziek voor Leven en Dood
Format: LP
Label: Enfant Terrible
Country: Netherlands
Price: $18.00
"Psychedelic minimal electronics from the early 80s by Dutch artist Hero Wouters. The LP comes on crystal clear vinyl, with two inserts and a beautiful sleeve with an artwork by Maaike." -Enfant Terrible.

Artist: HESSEN GANZ GROSS
Title: Hessen, Ganz GroŰ⸡
Format: 12"
Label: Was Soll Das? Platten
Country: Germany
Price: $15.50
"6 Songs taken from their one and only Cassette on the DISKRET Label, recorded in 1981. 20 Minutes of pure Minimalism. "Unter der Achsel" aka "Die Urgesile" appeared on the rare KASSETTENTŰᲔER Vol.1 Bootleg LP. This one is a SYNTHETIK TANZHAMMER if you know what I mean." - WSDP.

Artist: HEVOSET
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Dekorder
Country: Germany
Price: $18.50
"Hevoset is the duo of two of the most enigmatic individuals of the Finnish Underground, namely Jan Anderzen and Jani Hirvonen, both hailing from Tampere. Anderzen is ringleader of a mysterious multitudinous beast known as Kemialliset Yst䶤t (Fonal Records), a part-time member of Avarus and Islaja and records solo as Tomutonttu (Ultra Exzema, Beta-Lactam Ring Records) with a new album coming out on Dekorder this year (hopefully). Hirvonen is best-known under his Uton monicker with two LPs on Dekorder and a stream of releases on Last Visible Dog, Digitalis, Ruralfauna, Jewelled Antler, Pseudo Arcana and his own Ikuisuus label. While most one-off meetings between so-called experimental and improvising musicians often sound like bad excuses for a few beers and endless jams this is quite the opposite - a heavy weight championship finale of two like-minded whizkids cross-fertilizing each other with idea after idea, leading to some of the weirdest and quixotic recordings you will have heard of the two. Everything you loved about Kemialliset Yst䶤t, Uton and Tomutonttu is contained in Hevoset.....and more. Rural psychedelia, out-of-tune plucked and strummed strings, overloaded organs and effect pedals, Jani Hirvonens sweet wordless vocals, ecstatic improvised drone collages, bells, backward loops, jungle percussion and tons of unidentifiable sounds and noises shaped into tight 4 - 6 minute tracks." - Dekorder.

Artist: HIGGS, DANIEL
Title: Artist Music Journal Volume 1: Edition 03
Format: Book
Label: Soundscreen Design
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"Daniel Higgs is a musician and artist from Baltimore, Maryland, who has been a contributor to the independent art and music community for nearly 3 decades. His artistic work ranges from musical records to books of poetry to visual collections of his drawing, painting and collage work. Higgs is known primarily for his work as the sole lyricist and frontman of the band Lungfish, a four-piece juggernaut who has released over 10 full lengths in their 20+ year career. In recent years, Higgs has released a number of solo outings including the record / book combination Atomic Yggdrasil Tarot. On much of his solo work, Higgs uses very varied instrumentation, including acoustic and electric guitar, upright pianos, banjo and Jews harp, and generally records entirely at home on cassette recorder. Higgs has always worked in the mediums of music and art simultaneously, and for his Artist Music Journal Higgs mined his archives and notebooks from the past 10+ years. The original works were photographed to scale." - Soundscreen Design.

Artist: HIGGS, DANIEL
Title: Plays The Mirror Of The Apocalypse
Format: CD
Label: Open Mouth
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"2005 solo recordings from Daniel Higgs of Lungfish originally released on cassette a few years back." -Open Mouth

Artist: HIGH WOLF
Title: Ascension
Format: LP
Label: Not Not Fun
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"Pyramidal meditationist High Wolf has been highly active since last summers Animal Totem tape dropped on NNF: hes released three full-length CDRs, started his own record label (Winged Sun), begun a mail-collab with Astral Social Club (as Iibiis Rooge), embarked on two UK/Euro tours (one with heavyweights Gnod), plus trekked out on a month-long solo journey through India to collect field recordings and get deep. Whoa! Makes you feel lazy right? Well actually thats not all, as he also spent a few months somewhere in there recording, mixing, and re-recording the five multifaceted ethno-flux odysseys that comprise Ascension, his debut vinyl full-length. Utilizing his usual toolbag of looped tablas, fuzz guitar leads, chiming white light guitar, synth swells, and cloud-climbing electronics, the album safaris through a host of ecstatic ritual landscapes with more focus and magic than any other High Wolf hunt to date. A beautiful album for dissolving, dreaming, dancing (in a certain way). Been spinning this one weekly, share the flight. Black vinyl LPs mastered by Pete Swanson and housed in jackets with artwork by Kaugummi Magazine captain Bartolome Sanson. Edition of 400." -Not Not Fun

Artist: HIS ELECTRO BLUE VOICE
Title: Duuug
Format: 7''
Label: Sacred Bones
Country: USA
Price: $4.00
"Italian punks His Electro Blue Voice mine territory first scoped out by Crisis, Warsaw, and early Xmal Deutchland. Two sides of serious Italian dark punk. Fans of last years “Fog” single on S-S Records and their split with Nuit Noire take note."-Sacred Bones. Repressed, white vinyl.

Artist: HIVE MIND
Title: Cast Through Shallow Earth
Format: LP
Label: No Fun
Country: USA
Price: $12.50
"Synth music for the exploration of desolated lands, slow and detailed side long movements of pure tonal sound. After millions of years when everything has withered away and nothing survives what will remain in this earth? Minerals, boiling lava, smoke, and corrosion in a shallow earth.Limited to 400 copies. White vinyl!" - No Fun.

Artist: HOLE CLASS
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Meds
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Mostly recorded on a farm in Ohio in 2006 by Beth Murphy (Times New Viking) & Rob Enbom (Eat Skull). Great pop songs from this duo with a "gothic country" vibe that vaguely calls to mind an interpretation of Nancy & Lee by Neil & Jennifer. There is a stripped down feel and intimacy to everything here. From roadtrip singalongs to true heartbreakers, a perfect album." -Meds.

Artist: HOLGER, GREH
Title: Paralysis
Format: Cass
Label: Hanson
Country: USA
Price: $4.50
"Breaking my recent c-30 rule to release this intense c-60 of Hive Minds main man Greh Holger. Two 30 minute sides of motionless, uneffected modular synth. Slow as hell modulations, which take a full side to change and I think the tape runs out before that even happens.. For fans of SUPER EIGHT LOOP." -Hanson.

Artist: HOLLOW BUSH
Title: Negative Line
Format: Cass
Label: Hanson
Country: USA
Price: $4.50
"TOTAL SHIT-FI BRUTALITY from the new project of RODGER STELLA of MACRONYMPHA...Sickening walls of full blown scummy psychedelic HARSH NOISE! This shit is some live SCUM recorded by STELLA and BUSH partner BRYAN MARTIN." - Hanson.

Artist: HOME BLITZ
Title: Out of Phase
Format: LP
Label: Richie
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Heres the music that weve all been waiting for. Its called �??Out of Phase�?� and its first full-length album from NJs HOME BLITZ. Negotiating this deal took all types of backroom dealing and late-night, unsavory tactics. Some egos may have been bruised, but the slugfest was worth the coup in welcoming this high-profile act to the RR//TT roster. �??Out of Phase�?� forges a blazing 13 track romp through hard rock, power-pop, and even oi territories, and its got some of the crispest licks since Meat Puppets II (or Priests Defenders of the Faith). HOME BLITZ broke out a few years ago as the recording project of Daniel DiMaggio, an under-aged jock on Princetons WPRB known for compiling playlists of deep depth and wide breadth. Early singles showed flippant naﶩete and early live shows (with a somewhat stable backing band), were marked by purposeful self-implosion. This time around, HB trucks ahead with straight up, timeless, rock tunes." - Richie.

Artist: HOME BLITZ
Title: Perpetual Night
Format: 7"
Label: Almost Ready
Country: USA
Price: $4.50
"Perhaps Daniels most accomplished recordings to date. Mastered loud and clear by John Golden. Full color / heavy weight pocket sleeves. If you buy one modern single this year...this be it!" - Almost Ready.

Artist: HOSPITALS, THE
Title: Hairdryer Peace
Format: CD
Label: Meds
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"Finally available on cd. Ranked 3rd best album of 2008 in The Wire magazine. Intensely psychedelic and mixed for maximum hallucinations, this marks a pretty heavy departure from the Hospitals of old. Heavy tranced out riffs, weird pop, cracked folk, disorienting noise, paranoid vibes...Main Hospital Adam Stonehouse with Rob Enbom & Rod Meyer from Eat Skull and Chris Gunn from The Hunches. The most forward thinking album of 2008 but also an album of songs with actual emotional intensity. Not a party record and definitely not background music. Best listened to loud, alone and with herbal assistance." -Meds.

Artist: HOTOTOGISU
Title: Some Blood Will Stick
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $8.75
"Hototogisu is Matthew Bower (Skullflower/Sunroof!) and Marcia Bassett (Double Leopards). Theyve been laying down billowing sheets of Teutonic guitar drone-noise since 2003 with the thickest possible helpings of vocals and electronics. Some Blood Will Stick is a collection of tracks from their ultra-limited self produced label Heavy Blossom. Songs were taken from Swoon Scream (2004) and Awful Symmetry (2005) with one additional track." - Important.

Artist: HOTOTOGISU
Title: Under The Rose
Format: LP
Label: Heavy Blossom
Country: USA
Price: $14.50
"Hototogisus first LP release on their own imprint Heavy Blossom! Under the Rose is a pair of incantations for the dark and vengeful animal spirits. Sung in two parts Malignant Coronation and Origami Skulls are blackened arias, dizzying vortexes and canyons of screams, guitars and chaotic rhythms. Arising from this richly recorded and mastered vinyl slab come black tarpits of malevolence and savage beauty, harking back to a pre-Christian universe of animating spirits and tutelary daemons . Comes in black jacket with a full color photograph attached to the front cover and thickly inked silk-screened backs. Edition of 600." -Heavy Blossom

Artist: HOTOTOGISU & BURNING STAR CORE
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Yik Yak
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"Hototogisu – the duo of UK experimentalist Matthew Bower (Skullflower/Sunroof et al) and New York-based-guitarist Marcia Bassett (Double Leopards/Zaimph/GHQ) – are all about impact, about taking the physical aspect of sound and hallucinating it to the point of abstraction, so much so that for all of the complexity of their music it often sounds like its standing still, simply hanging in the air and vibrating without anything approaching a plot to bring it to a point. By contrast, Burning Star Core, the trio of drummer Trevor Tremaine, Robert Beatty on electronics (both of whom also play in Hair Police alongside Mike Connelly of Wolf Eyes) and C.Spencer Yeh on violin and electronics, are more overtly propulsive, usurping classic rock form via electronics and drums but still focused on momentum, on the jam as a form of structural gravity, on the unfolding of action via development over time. This all-improvised studio meeting is the perfect reconciliation of both tendencies, of Hototogisus obsessive layering of strata after strata of violently conceived noise and of Burning Star Cores epic, post-Kraut thunder-punk style. Bower has long been on record about his opposition to anything approaching dialogue in improvised music, favouring a senses-devouring simultaneity over anything that might pass for actual exchange, so its no surprise that there is little on this new record that sounds even close to conventionally improvised music. Instead, it feels more focused towards the zone where energy begins to spontaneously birth form, where the monomaniacal pursuit of the nowhere zone bears fruit in the shape of a music that transcends its constituent parts while being totally based around – and rooted in - the individual response to the moment. BXC play it ginchy and garage-pop right from the start, simultaneously inverting and amplifying Bower and Bassetts vertical constructs with drums that sound like they might have been lifted straight from the most flower-power parts of the Silver Apples back catalogue and bass patterns that are as tactile and rock-anchored as Cans Holger Czukay. To hear Hototogisus music given this kind of injection of dynamic energy makes them seem more obviously sourced in classic rock music than you might otherwise have guessed, with a dense, implosive sound that feels like a hyper-distilled take on all of rocks most outlaw aspects, the feedback that makes you feel like you could explode in a ball of electricity, the anti-gravity effect of heavy fuzz, the seductive, alien tongues. Its certainly the most garage band side that either of the groups have cut to date, albeit in the form of a Gnostic, post-acid re-think where the vibration is more important than the outer forms, where energized enthusiasm makes for a more fundamental guiding principle than verse/chorus/verse and where the only direction left is out. Which is another way of saying it feels genuinely bad-ass. In an era where even the best groups seem polite, pro, participatory, democratic, this is music that is disregarding in its overwhelming power, exhilarating in it irresponsible spontaneity. And in an underground scene where self-conscious notions of avant-garde and free improvisation have long displaced any concept of an intuitive rocks off-style, well, it feels like a re-connection to the source. So file this one closer to Kill City or Sticky Fingers than Persian Surgery Dervishes or The Black Album and feel the gravity of your whole record collection shift." - David Keenan, Glasgow, November 2008.

Artist: HOTOTOGISU & BURNING STAR CORE
Title: Volume 1
Format: CD
Label: Dronedisco
Country: USA
Price: $8.75
"Live in-person" collaborations between Hototogisu and the BxC. Hototogisu, as you know, are the time-defying duo of Matthew Bower (Skullflower, Ramleh, Sunroof!, Total, etc.) and Marcia Bassett (Double Leopards, GHQ, Zaimph, etc.). For these sessions, Burning Star Core was C. Spencer Yeh, Robert Beatty, and Trevor Tremaine (the latter two being of Hair Police, Eyes and Arms of Smoke, Sick Hour, etc.). Note that the music on this disc is different material from the Heavy Blossom companion volume "HG/BxC II" released earlier this year. Five tracks, totalling approximately fifty minutes. Packed into the small Horrible Room (RIP) inside the Cedar House (RIP) down in Lexington KY (still alive), individuals huddled in every corner, painting the room in colored cables, glossy wood and metal boxes. Deafness and disorientation was administered through the afternoon on into the night. Summoning over two hours of recorded tape, it was decided to cut the baby in half for adoption between two imprints. Heavy Blossom ferried away the long thick sides of torso, and Dronedisco seized the hooves, antlers, and jaw. The disc starts off with an appropriate invocation; from there punches blindly through one stone cloud after another, coughs and gasps from exhaustion, stumbles and lies motionless. The ritual concludes with a moment of naked acoustic/instinctual spasm, then a cut-off. Originally released in a very small quantity on CD-R as merchandise during various US and UK spring tours, the Dronedisco half of these sessions has been edited and resequenced for this release in the autumn. The pro-pressed disc comes in a black polycase with black and white inserts and a special randomly-selected 1" button (there are five button variations in all)." - Dronedisco.

Artist: HOTOTOGISU & PRURIENT
Title: Snail on a Razor
Format: CD
Label: Hospital Productions
Country: USA
Price: $7.50
"live in person collaboration of mid ranged feedback hell laden with raw human drones of cosmic existential turbulence from from matthew bower (legend of total, skullflower, ramleh etc) marcia bassett (double leopards, zaimph, ghq etc.) and dominick fernow (vegas martyrs, nihilist assault group, ash pool, etc)." - Hospital Productions.

Artist: HOWLIN MAGIC
Title: The Dreaming
Format: CD
Label: Lal Lal Lal
Country: Finland
Price: $13.00
"Fascinating psychedelic noisy blues by Jesse Rakusin from Santa Cruz, USA. This is what you have been waiting for if you have been waiting for the sound of shit being beaten out of a drumkit. Also in the mix: delicate keyboard studies about freedom, warped guitar melodies, solar-powered chord slamming and fuzzed out blues solo-madness. Comparable to Blue Cheer. Includes the hit Mac and Bloo" - Lal Lal Lal

Artist: HUMAN PUPPETS
Title: EP
Format: 7"
Label: Kernkrach
Country: Germany
Price: $10.00
"With the Zeus: Electrical Beat from Greece! From the duo Stathis L and Nikos K. gives it: Funny men, Every day without your love, CLOSE you eyes - start ton dance and sound innovator. Coated of shining ground electrode aluminum foil." - Kernkrach (via www.freetranslation.com). Limited in foil/"gimmix" cover.

Artist: HURRAY
Title: Dreams, Not Soft Illusion
Format: LP
Label: Fusetron
Country: USA
Price: $10.50
"Hurray is Zak Prekop, Josh Brand, Pete Mandradjieff & Rich Aldrich. They hail from the hidden sectors of New York City, and have released one 7" on the skul record label and recently presented their first art show at the Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery also of New York City. This is their first full length recording and is a must for fans of ambiguous, anomalous, and unobtrusive sound creation whose mystery is not invoked by hyperbole, pseudo-mythology or fake histories, but by giving full allowance to otherness and seeking beauty by allowing it to happen, which often means allowing it not to happen. Mishandled guitars, unknown electronics, amplified percussives and various layers of buzz coagulate and dissipate in measured restraint. I hesitate to use blighted terms like "lowercase" music, as Hurray shys not from some harsher territories and melodic (if emaciated and ghostly) material sometimes drifts into consciousness; two things I think of as contrasting w/ the more didactic, "European" music associated w/ said term. So, Ill avoid terminology and just say Im very glad to know this record." - Greg Kelley, 12/27/05.

Artist: HURRAY
Title: Hands
Format: 7"
Label: Skul
Country: USA
Price: $3.50
"-Hands- is the first release from ecstatic slow-jazz sensation hurray. Hurray is Zak Prekop, Pete Mandradjieff & Rich Aldrich It was recorded in Chinatown in 2002 & 2003 with Mitch Rackin. The instrumentation is electric piano, guitar and drums. Hurray was once described as "jazz by nervous and distracted children". In both songs the piano acts as the structural background upon which the guitar reacts. Sometimes the guitar plays counter melodies and sometimes it is just bleeping and creaking away. The drums come in here and there to accent and add direction. On the second side, at the end, all three parts finally coalesce into a minor finale. -Hands- was done in an edition of 300, each cover is hand made and the records are white vinyl." - Skul.

Artist: HURRAY
Title: I Am My Own Worst Enemy
Format: LP
Label: Modern Claire
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"I Am My Own Worst Enemy is Brooklyn band Hurrays third LP following Dreams Not Soft Illusion (Fusetron) and Treasure Chest (Galleria Paolo Bonzano.) This one divides two kinds of music across its two sides of vinyl. Side one exhibits the band patiently spending time with their instruments, playing them a bit, or not. The result is a field of fragile rhythms and unidentified sounds, suggestions and tests. Density, volume and pace escalate and dissappear to tell the musics story. Side two begins with a concise variation on where side one left off, with the addition of a loop and a submerged metal vocal. IAMOWE continues however, with a series of considerations of pop-song structure. Melodic hesitation in the first few of these improvisations gives way to something like confidence as the band learns to play standing up. Hurray is Richard Aldrich, Josh Brand, Peter Mandradjieff and Zak Prekop." - Modern Claire. "Hurrays music accumulates power through carefully timed restraint." (The Wire, reviewing Dreams Not Soft Illusion) "Hurray [is] an ensemble devoted to various terminal branches of sonic architecture. . .what [Treasure Chest] actually sounds like is a few guys up in a treehouse, throwing sticks and stones at some guys with guitars who are trying to climb their special ladder." (Bull Tongue in Arthur Magazine).

Artist: HURRAY
Title: Live Champion
Format: One Sided LP
Label: Hurray
Country: USA
Price: $8.50
"LIVE CHAMPION show the first Hurray live performance. As one side of a record, it is fifteen minutes. Recorded w/ a video camera in 2002 or 03, it was played to accompany two dancers. Chronologically, it follows the bands first 7-inch -- Hands -- and predates their first full-length LP Dream, Not Soft Illusion. The sound falls closest to Treasure Chest, the bands 2004 LP of home and practice space recordings. Less than noise, it is skittering and intimate, like a rocking-chair attached to instruments. Four people play in and out of primitive rhythms, some melodies, and changes of time. The video recording dissolves before the end, but a listener can still sense the whole of the song. An early time in the band, it was one of their happiest live performances. Hurray continue to exist and will soon release a double LP of out-takes from their first studio LP (DNSI) alongside a new song long-player." - Hurray. Edition of 100 copies.

Artist: HURRAY
Title: Treasure Chest
Format: LP
Label: Galerie Paolo Bonzano
Country: Italy
Price: $9.75
"recorded between 2002 and 2005, if "hurray hands" is the jazz album, and "dreams not soft illusion" the minimal concrete album, then this would be the noisey folk album. released in italy by galerie paolo bonzano & produced by cecilia canziani. "I think both possible cover images have good internal puzzles. The stick drawing looks like a person trying to imagine or remember or depict nature from their desk -- some model of nature that uses bits of stuff from actual nature to make a map of some second faulty nature, or the thought of it. So you could say this is a parallel to when we have these things (instruments, amps, band) to make music and instead make silence, or models of nature, or imitations of sparse conversation. And the microphone stand looks like a modest flag or attempt at formal communication, but in a domestic setting instead of public, so it wont quite come across, and who can see what it was supposed to stand for. . . Like making records for any public out of these things that are essentially private, obscure documents." -hurray

Artist: HYGIENE
Title: Public Sector
Format: LP
Label: La Vida Es Un Mus
Country: UK
Price: $14.25
"On their debut album Public Sector, Hygiene take the listener on a post-pub stagger through the concrete walkways and underpasses of Britains decline. Daydreaming at their offices on a weekday or at home with their record collection on a Saturday night, the members of Hygiene are dislocated in both time and space. Their LP has one DM boot in the past and the other longwing brogue firmly up the backside of the present. Public Sector hearkens back to a time of Polytechnic radicalism, Special Patrol Group repression and O Level temptresses yet evades the pitfalls of vapid historicity and pastiche. Hygiene see historical continuities and follow them to their logical conclusions, reducing their influences down to their essential constituent elements and reassembling them into now music for now people. Flouting Rockist conventions with equal doses of stark minimalism and plodding fury, these post-punks resolutely refuse the "post" prefix." - La Vida Es Un Mus.

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