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CRANK STURGEON "Lasting Whip" c60 $6
Sixty minutes of structured schizophrenia magnified through inpeccable structures of sturgeon philosophies. Some of this fish's MOST structured/dynamic recordings to date. Come along on this deep sea audio tour of a british fish's nervous system. There's even real songs on here! Edition of 140 hi bias chrome cassettes, with a mini zine, sealed in recycled tape by Crank himself.

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NERFBAU "Dr. Meniere's Sideshow" c42 $6
Recorded in early 2009, initially slated for release from another label, but once we found out they were planning to crap covers out, we took it in to our own hands to release this little gem. relentless OG Nerfbau styles are presented on this lil sucker. Cover art features the band sixty years into the future.. (Ratskin)

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SALSA PILE "Memory Apprehension Goggles" c57 $6 US / $8 World
Fifty seven minutes stuck in a liquified conspiracy blender, gassily crafted by members of SOUP PURSE, BONUS BEAST, NERFBAU, and CRISPERION FETT. Side A offers up just over twenty eight minutes of a push and pull harder landscape of gelatin microbials, skillfully shifted through a master mixer that fell into the stew for extra dynamic benefit.One sound triggers another which triggers twelve more and then back down to silence, or so you think, Endless display of contextualizing seemingly unrelated sounds into a well oiled salsa machine, . This epic mess was improvised on gov't land in San Diego, CA at the beginning of 2010 @ la Casa de Soup.

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BONUS BEAST "Just Because You're Paranoid...." c24 $6 US / $8 World
This album presents a dense, meticulously crafted psychoatropic landscape of bulging eyeballs which see only the bleakest snakes of history, chattering teeth which will gnaw at your spine, and ears that leak brain grey radiation into your desk, amplified through the skillful destruction of magnetic tape, brainwave oscillation studies, and readymade sonic tragedies. There's no point to fight it, just jack in and achieve enlightment, because its more peaceful when you don't have to think, and can just fucking listen. Vertigo/insanity pretty much guaranteed if listened to with headphones/proper stereo field. Comes with real XRay of the artist's teeth...grosss....Ltd to 120 chrome cassettes.

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NERFBAU "Weaponized Weather" CDr $6 USA/$8 WORLD
Fifteen minutes of weather modification drills set to mind meltingly dark landscapes of interference, faulty conspiracy structyres and ELF waves. These were handmade for the Nerfbau/Take Up Serpents West Coast Axtions Tour. RECORDED Live on the radio, 94.1 KPFA in Berkeley, CA.

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V/A: STEAMER VAN" 4 Way Split CDr $6 USA/$8 WORLD
A four way split between four bay area troublemakers, including, SABRETEETH, ARACHNID ARCADE, CHROME CHILI WIGG, AND NERFBAU. packaged on the way up to Seattle for a weekend of mayhem with ARACHNID ARCADE and SABRETEETH. Exceptionalluy diverse sounds from noisey broken rock riffs to space brain compression vya synth and voice, and a dance hit from our favorite magician, CHROME CHILI WIGG. Suck up the steam and spit it back into the gas ear tank!

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SABRETEETH "Toxic Prizes" CDr $5 USA/$7 WORLD
11 tracks of broken riffs,primal howls, drums smashing against drums and heads, rooster's dying, suspiria lighting anf lots more, a gem from this mostly/kindof defunct bay area trio!

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V/A: (Triskaidekaphobia) 13,000 MILLISECOBDS" CD $9 USA/$11 WORLD
compilation featuring over 215 artists + musicians who composed thirteen second compositions especially for this release. This collection documents artists working all over the world, with these pieces having a reference to the " contemporary time famine" brought on by the technological complex of which none of us can escape from. These aural documents of justified schizophrenia fight fire with fire, and pry away at our rotting attention span.
Features tracks by; MATMOS ,Venetian Snares,To Live And Shave In L.A., Cock E.S.P.,Richard Devine, Eats Tapes, I Am Spoonbender,The White Mice, Realicide, David Scott Stone, Thrones, and over 200 more!

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V/A: EYEPLUGS DVD" CD $10 USA/$12 WORLD
DVD compilation of music/noise inspired videos. See releases for more information.

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SABRETEETH "Fresh Roadkill" 7'' USA/$ WORLD
More rock oriented stuff pressed to 7''. Older recordings.Circa 2006-7?. Some sexy sax and secs on here.,,

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A FASHIONABLE DISEASE 6'' $5 usa/$7 WORLD
The music on this album changes violently from prog-jazz-punk-future metal noise to straight up metallic grinding harsh noise and everywhere in between. Using pioneering techniques of weirdness while still maintaining harshness and brutality with organized horn arrangements. Striking a perfect balance between composition and improvisation, this album draws from influences as diverse as free jazz artists Sun- Ra and John Zorn's Naked City and Painkiller to crust punk bands such as Dystopia or Rudimentary Peni.(Pet Goat Records)

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BRANDON LABELLE "Music On A Short Thin Wire" CD $9 (GROUND FAULT REC}
Each track of "music on a short thin wire" was produced by using two of the first eight CD releases by Ground Fault Recordings. Chosing the discs in order of their release dates, I played two CDs simultaneously through separate players, and separate channels, splitting the CDs to a single speaker (one CD left, the other right). Using the speakers themselves as the main sound source -- the paper cone -- I attached short thin copper wires to their surfaces. I then attached the other end of the wires directly to contact microphones. Playing the CDs activated the speakers, and in turn caused the wires to vibrate. These vibrations in essence are direct "sympathetic" translations of the dynamic fluctuations of the music being played, though respond quite erratically. The following tracks are excerpts from these recordings; each track refers to two specific CDs.

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BOAR "Dinosaur" CDr - $3 (BoarNoise)
Five tracks from this Midwest noise output machine of harsh (at times wall) noise with a comic edge. Out of print I believe??? Very prolific.

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DANIEL MENCHE "The Face Of Vehemence" CD $10 (GROUND FAULT)
A much welcomed new release from this American artist who has produced some of the best recordings in the experimental music scene. Quiet at times, strong and full in others, this release constructs its moods with powerful bass pulses, full spectrum harmonic drones and vibrating tones along with the scratching, raspy organic textures that Daniel Menche is famous for.(GroundFault Recordings)

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Kawabata Makoto/Acid Mothers Temple vs. Dental Work - Lemonade Station Destruction 25 CDr- $7
Kawabata Makoto from Acid Mother Temple teams op with MI's Dental Work for an epic collaboration vs. disk of psychedelic washes of insanity. A rare must have for all AMT fans. Read more: http://www.myspace.com/placentarecordings#ixzz13ByMaYeK

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PRURIENT "Shipwrecker's Diary" CD $10
"Shipwrecker's Diary" - the most pure noise recording that Prurient has done to date. In order to meet the criteria for the series III "aggressive all the time" this release focuses more on speed, texture, current, and reoccurring themes - as generated by electronics, more so than enviormental and atmospheric passages. .This disc is a tip of the hat to the harsh noise community! (GroundFault Recordings)

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V/A: "YOUR FEEDBACK IS APPRECIATED" CDr $10 22 tracks of the decibel shredding mayhem that you have come to know and love from the Norcal NF Org. Features EXCLUSIVE tracks from 2008 participancts: CEREBRAL ROIL, +DOG+, JOLTHROWER, SUNKEN LANDSCAPES, CONURE, CHOPSTICK, UEM, NUX VOMICA, LORDS OF OUTLAND, CJ BOROSQUE, (waning), DARYL SHAWN, SPARKLEGIRL, SMITE!, SABRETEETH, KAWAIIETLY PLEASE, INSTAGON, A FASHIONABLE DISEASE, MEDICINE CABINET, MUCKY THE DUCKY, NOISEPSALM.

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V/A "What's that Noise: ROBOT FARTS" CDr $10
27 tracks of exclusive material submitted by artists whom appeared at NF13!. Included in this collection are: INSTAGON, SISSTERS, NUX VOMICA, MEDICINE CABINET, MUCKY THE DUCKY, +DOG+, CHOPSTICK, SMITE!, MOE! STAIANO, NOISEPSALM, LIVER CANCER, DENTAL WORK, KILL KILL KILL, SUPERZAPPER RECHARGE, HYPNOTIC INJECTION, CEREBRAL ROIL, FATHER OF THE FLOOD, PHOG MASHEEEN, SABRETEETH, ACTUARY, SHREW FLORIST, KAWAIIETLY PLEASE, THE TRANSHUMANS, & JOLTHROWER(NorCal Noisefest)

V/A "Ass Jazz Volume 2" CDr $7
16 bands featuring music that combines JAZZ with PUNK, METAL, NOISE, GRIND, ETC. awesome full color artwork with cover by Stacie Willoughby. (Pet Goat Records)

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V/A: "Placenta Familuy Tree V1" CDr. $5
Featuring tracks from Richard Ramirez, Cock E.S.P., Dental Work, Mochipet, William Sides Atari Party, and lots more. Compiled by our great friends at Placenta Recordings from MI. (Placenta Recordings}

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V/A: "Placenta Familuy Tree V2" CDr. $5
Featuring tracks from Rubber O) Cement, Nerfbau, Dental Work, Tom Hall, Instagon, and lots more. Compiled by our great friends at Placenta Recordings from MI. (Placenta Recordings}