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"John Coltrane transformed the inner architecture of jazz, throughout the mid-1950s and 1960s and long after his premature death at age 40 in 1967. Cosmic Music, originally self-released by Alice Coltrane in 1968 and later issued by Impulse!, features two tracks ...
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SV120LP | SUPERIOR VIADUCT

"Ten Years Alive On The Infinite Plain is the quintessential work of artist/filmmaker/composer Tony Conrad. Comprised of both film installation and minimalist score for amplified strings, Ten Years leaps across genre and medium to connect his revolutionary structural ...
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SV049CD | SUPERIOR VIADUCT

out on 30.06. "Ten Years Alive On The Infinite Plain is the quintessential work of artist/filmmaker/composer Tony Conrad. Comprised of both film installation and minimalist score for amplified strings, Ten Years leaps across genre and medium to connect his ...
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SV049LP | SUPERIOR VIADUCT

"Arnold Dreyblatt has been called "the most rock 'n' roll of all the composers to emerge from New York's downtown scene in the 1970s." Dreyblatt founded The Orchestra Of Excited Strings in 1979, harnessing unusual tuning intervals to an exuberant performance style. ...
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SV117LP | SUPERIOR VIADUCT

"For his second album, Two Solo Pieces, Jon Gibson forgoes the dense, multi-layered timbres of Visitations in favor of simple textures and tone. While Two Solo Pieces serves up further evidence of Gibson's centrality to American minimalism - witness its inclusion in ...
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SV069LP | SUPERIOR VIADUCT

"After spending the early '60s playing in groups with Cecil Taylor and Archie Shepp, trumpeter Bill Dixon recorded his singular and visionary masterpiece in 1967. Intents And Purposes remains not only Dixon's defining statement as a composer, but also one of the most ...
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SV119LP | SUPERIOR VIADUCT

repressed "Henry Flynt took a high-brow approach to so-called low-brow music. Combining sounds from his native North Carolina with an avant-garde sensibility honed in New York City's loft scene in the 1960s, Flynt created what he describes as "new American ethnic ...
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SVLP014 | SUPERIOR VIADUCT

"On Room To Live, The Fall take the hurried, all-or-nothing approach of their preceding Kamera Records releases to extreme ends. Forged via Mark E. Smith's continual disassembling of players and focus on previously unrehearsed material, the album collects The Fall's ...
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SV116LP | SUPERIOR VIADUCT

"Hex Enduction Hour was originally conceptualized as the death knell for The Fall. Beleaguered by career uncertainty and guided by vague premonitions of collapse, Mark E. Smith declared that one full hour was needed to thoroughly and perhaps finally state his case with ...
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SV115LP | SUPERIOR VIADUCT

"Plaster Falling was recorded at the same time as John Bender's first album, I Don't Remember Now / I Don't Want To Talk About It. Released in 1981 on the artist's own Record Sluts label, copies of Plaster Falling's initial pressing came hermetically sealed in plaster ...
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SV102LP | SUPERIOR VIADUCT

"New York's DNA have had a massive effect on alternative / indie rock around the world, despite the trio never releasing a full-length studio album during their four year tenure (1978-82). Various groups citing them as an influence have included Sonic Youth, Boredoms, ...
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"Featuring Areski Belkacem and ART ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO, Comme Ŕ la Radio is the sophomore album in BRIGITTE FONTAINE's prolific career. While her debut, Brigitte Fontaine Est...Folle, is a unique take on French chanson, here the ART ENSEMBLE provides the perfect ...
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FALL, THE - SLATES (10")

"If The Fall truly is a cult band, then Slates both benefits from and reinforces such shrouded obsessions. In presenting these six particular songs as a 10-inch EP, the inherent and attractive difficulty of The Fall's sound is made physical, framing the urgency of their ...
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SV114LP | SUPERIOR VIADUCT

"Bursting into the 1980s on a new label (the then-upstart, now-legendary Rough Trade) and with an augmented, audibly panicked lineup, The Fall's Grotesque is the true pure-bred Fall release from the Marc Riley era. Released in the immediate wake of The Fall's most ...
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SV113LP | SUPERIOR VIADUCT

"A Monastic Trio, created in the year following her husband's passing, was Coltrane's first recording as a band leader and features six original compositions. While John's spirit can be felt throughout, the album showcases Alice's immense talent for fusing spiritual ...
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SUICIDE - SUICIDE (LP)

"Suicide's landmark self-titled LP was originally released in 1977, seven years after the group's initial conception as part of the performance art scene on the Lower East Side. It is hard to overstate the importance of the seven tracks on Suicide, which paved the way ...
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SV109LP | SUPERIOR VIADUCT

"The first full-length album of The Fall, Live At The Witch Trials, is not actually a live album. Emerging out of a two-day studio session at Camden Sound in North West London during a sickly December of 1978, Witch Trials amounts to the sinister foundation of the ...
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SV111LP | SUPERIOR VIADUCT

FALL, THE - DRAGNET (LP)

"Dragnet is arguably The Fall's best-known album. With the departure of Martin Bramah after Live At The Witch Trials, the band underwent yet another lineup shift in late 1979. Marc Riley switched to guitar and Steve Hanley joined on bass; the latter's signature ...
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SV112LP | SUPERIOR VIADUCT

"After crystallizing a reputation for confrontational live performances and releasing their essential debut LP, Suicide went into the studio to record their stunning follow-up. Producer Ric Ocasek lends a pop sensibility to the band's sound, constructing an atmosphere ...
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SV110LP | SUPERIOR VIADUCT

"Violinist, composer and filmmaker Tony Conrad started his career in New York in the early 1960s. As a member of the Theater of Eternal Music (a.k.a. the Dream Syndicate) alongside John Cale, La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela and Angus MacLise, he participated in ...
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SV048CD | SUPERIOR VIADUCT

"Violinist, composer and filmmaker Tony Conrad started his career in New York in the early 1960s. As a member of the Theater of Eternal Music (a.k.a. the Dream Syndicate) alongside John Cale, La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela and Angus MacLise, he participated in ...
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SV048LP | SUPERIOR VIADUCT

"Originally released in 1965 by The English Bookshop in Paris and later by ESP-Disk' in New York, Call Me Burroughs marks not only the recorded debut of William Burroughs, but also for many the first encounter with his inimitable voice. While Burroughs has had pervasive ...
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SV094LP | SUPERIOR VIADUCT

"In the late 1950s, Ornette Coleman set the jazz world on fire. From his own unique playing style to his fundamental deconstruction of harmony and complete rethinking of group performance, Coleman at once confounded critics and inspired a new generation. This ...
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SV086LP | SUPERIOR VIADUCT

""This is the story of a man, marked by an image from his childhood." Thus begins, with deceptive simplicity, Chris Marker's La Jetee (1962). The film, by far Marker's best-known work, synthesizes many of the elusive filmmaker's central preoccupations - time and memory, ...
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SV100LP | SUPERIOR VIADUCT

"John Bender recorded voraciously between 1978 and 1980 at his home in Cincinnati, Ohio. Not even song titles could slow down his creative pace, as he named all the tracks after their position on the original tapes. "36A2," for example, was cassette #36 side A, piece ...
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SV101LP | SUPERIOR VIADUCT