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Fred Anderson & Hamid DrakeBack Together Again (plus bonus disc) ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 2004. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
A masterful set from two legends – Fred Anderson on sax, and Hamid Drake on drums and percussion! It's hard to imagine a more fulfilling 70 minutes of work from these two players than you'll find here. Anderson's sinewy, rolling lines meld beautifully with Drake's propulsive pounding. The boys build a great sound here, too – so much so that's you can scarcely believe that it's was all done in a duet setting. Nice, nice stuff! Tracks include "Leap Forward", "Black Woman", "Back Together Again", "Losel Drolma", "A Ray From The One", "Louisiana Strut", "Know Your Advantage" and more. It comes with a great bonus CD ROM disc with a lot of live studio and documentary footage, a couple of interviews and much more! CD
(Out of print.)

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Chicago Underground DuoIn Praise Of Shadows ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 2006. Used ... $4.99
Another fine effort from the Chicago Underground Duo – multi-instrumentalists Chad Talyor and Rob Mazurek – and like the duo's earlier work on Thrill Jockey, it's a wonderful listen, that traipses through elements of Don Cherry-like jazz experimentation, and percussive, minimalist avant rock! The sound is uncategorizable in the best sense, and the duo has chops that devour most of their contempories. Another great one! Mazurek works on cornet, organ, celest, piano, harpsichord and more, and Taylor is drums, perussion, gongs vibe and more. Tracks include "In Praise Of Shadows", "Falling Awake", "The Glass House", "Cities Without Citadels", "Pangea", "Funeral Of Dreams" and "The Light Between". CD

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Bobby Conn & The Glass GypsiesHomeland ... LP
Thrill Jockey, 2004. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
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DirectionsDirections In Music ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 1996. Used ... $4.99
One of the best records of the post-post rock 90s – the masterful Directions In Music from Bundy K Brown, Doug Sharin and James Warden – a record that will sound fresh and insistent for as long as anyone's listening to it, standing up to the passing of time as well as any other instrumental avant rock album of the 90s, or earlier! 8 untitled pieces with guitar, bass and drums at the core of the sound, but with subtle, angular touches and textural manipulation adding depth without it ever getting too arty or difficult just for the sake of it – there's not a unnecessary particle or element to be found – and it's mesmerizing all the way. CD
(Note: CD is missing back artwork in case – and is priced accordingly.)

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Eleventh Dream DayEight ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 1997. Used ... $3.99

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Eleventh Dream DayPrairie School Freakout/Wayne EP (Bonus CD ROM) ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 1988/1989. Used 2CD ... $9.99
One of the best rock albums to come out of Chicago and/or Louisville in the 80s. If you kids like the rock & roll of the Neil Young & Crazy Horse (loose, crazed electric guitars), X (barbed guy/girl traded lead vocals), and earlier Giant Sand or Uncle Tupelo (feedback-echoed twang) you truly can't do better than Eleventh Dream Day's Prairie School Freakout. This one has been out of print for way, way too long. Thrill Jockey to the rescue. Now if Bettina could only wrestle the rights to EDD's El Moodio away from Atlantic Records and reissue that behemoth, we'll nominate her for president in 2004. Lots of bonus material, including the lost Wayne ep, extensive notes, and bonus live CD ROM footage. Tracks include "Watching The Candles Burn", Sweet Smell", "Among The Pines", "Coercion", "Driving Song", and "Tarantula". CD

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Eternal TapestryWild Strawberries ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 2015. Used ... $4.99

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Extra GoldenOk-Oyot System ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 2006. Used ... $1.99
A partnership between US indie guitarists Ian Egelson and Alex Minoff of Golden – with Onyango Wuod Omari and the late Otieno Jagwasi of Nairobi based benga band Orchestra Extra Solar Africa – for an lightly funky, deeply melodic blend of hypnotic tunes! It's a true partnership – jumping back and forth between what each side brings of their own sounds – with the distinctions blending surprisingly well! Titles include "Ilando Gima Onge", "It's Not Easy", "OK-Oyot System", "Osama Rach", "Tussin And Fightin'" and "Nyajondere. Initial copies come with a DVD – OK-Oyot System guitarist Otieno Jagqwasi performing live in Nairobi! CD

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Mouse On MarsAutoditacker ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 1997. Used ... $1.99
Electronic dance music for both lobes of the brain not to mention the posterior. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Mouse On MarsCache Cour Naif ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 1997. Used ... $1.99
EP features Mary and Laetitia from Stereolab on vocals. CD
(Out of print.)

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Mouse On MarsInstrumentals ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 2000. Used ... $1.99
The first release on MoM's own Sonig label in 1997, brought over to America Town by our friends at Thrill Jockey in 2000. Instrumentals finds Mouse On Mars in probably their most relaxed mode, with the sputtering blips and bloops gelling into a nice, cohesive aural picture. If you've never heard these guys think Stereolab without the girls, if the 60s never happened. Tracks include "Auto Orchestra", "Owai", "Chromantic", "Pegel Gesetzi", "Rompatroullie", "1001", and "Subnubus". CD
(Teeth inside digipack case are broken.)

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Mouse On MarsNiun Niggung ... CD
Sonig/Thrill Jockey, 1999. Used ... $0.99
This is the domestic release that has more tracks than the UK release. CD

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Sam PrekopSam Prekop ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 1999. Used ... $5.99
A wonderful little record from this longtime stalwart of the Chicago scene. Sam started out in Shrimpboat, gained great fame in Sea & Cake, and here delivers his most wonderful performance to date – a beautiful set of jazzy pop tracks, with backing by Josh Abrams, Archer Prewitt, Jim O'Rourke, and the great drummer Chad Taylor. The tracks bristle with a lovely sense of energy, and they have a sophistication that's wonderful – matched with a lyricism that keeps them always sounding fresh. Sam's turned into a wonderful vocalist, too – and we're betting you won't be able to take this one off the turntable once you get started. Titles include "The Shadow", "Don't Bother", "The Company", and "Faces & People". CD

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TortoiseBeacons Of Ancestorship ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 2009. Used Gatefold ... $6.99
A nice, diverse display of avant instrumental soundscapes from Tortoise – who sound as unpredictable and vital as they have in years on Beacons Of Ancesorship! All the descriptions of how groundbreaking Tortoise was in the earlier years, and forward looking they've remained throughout their career is all fine and good (and true) – but in the decade and a half of accolades, it isn't often discussed how flat out fun the group is at its best – and that's what we love about this record. Here they blend dynamics built from Krautrock and elastic proggy influences, electronic experimentalism, dubby bass, hypnotic soundtracky vibes, and even a little bit of raw, rugged punk into an overall approach that's Tortoise through and through. Their best since Standards, to say the least, and up there with their best work. Titles include "High Class Slim Came Floatin In", "Prepare Your Coffin", "Northern Something", "Gigantes", "Penumbra", "Yinxianghechechengqi", "The Fall Of The Seven Diamonds Plus One", "Minors", Monument Six Thousand One Hundred", "De Chelly" and "Charteroak Foundation". CD

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TortoiseIt's All Around You ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 2004. Used ... $4.99
Man, this is SO not the Tortoise that first set the underground aflame in the early 90s – the group has evolved and opened up in ways we never would have expected. With It's All Around You it's emerged with an airy, open, stargazing set of tracks that resemble the languid atmosphere of Tangerine Dream as much as they do early post rock! Gone, for the most part from early Tortoise is that strong, rubbery electric bass groove and tightly thudding live drum sound. It's All Around You retains the bright vibes and sputtering electronics of the TNT album, and the out front, almost rock & roll guitar lines of the Standards album – and adds an ever present, ambient synthesizer bubble of sound to surround the thing. It's all so catchy, too, and almost sunny. If Tortoise hasn't really broken any new ground this time, it's only because they're the ones who broke it in the first place. Tracks include "It's All Around You", The Lithium Shifts", "Crest", "Stretch", "Dot/Eyes", "By Dawn", "Five Too Many" and more. CD

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TortoiseTortoise ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 1993. Used ... $7.99
Their first one, now a classic in the once burgeoning "post rock" genre (much as we hate using that term) – and it's hands down one of best and most influential albums to come out of Chicago in the early 90s! Spare, rhythmic blend of moody grooves laid down by 2 basses, 2 drummers, and a host of other instruments. This is the one that still featured Bundy "K for Killer" Brown, and overall, it feels more like the work of a core band than some of the densely-atmospheric and thickly-layered Tortoise records to come. Includes "Magnet Pulls Through", "Night Air", "Ry Cooder". "Tin Cans & Twine", "Flyrod", "On Noble", and more. CD
(Out of print. Beautiful printed digipack edition!)

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Town & Country5 ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 2003. Used ... $3.99
Town & Country's fifth album finds the Chicago-based minimalists seemingly expanding the parts of their lulling compositions just a bit, with a crisper sound that makes it all somewhat more engaging. It features 6 tracks that for the most part fall on the long side of the five minute mark, and the layered wall of bowed bass and viola, acoustic guitar, clarinet, chimes and other odds and ends splinters off more than it builds up. Includes "Sleeping In The Midday Sun", "Aubergine", "Nonstop Dancer", "Lifestyled", "Old Fashioned" and "Shirtless". Features great cover art by Carol Jackson. CD
(Punch through barcode & booklet.)

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Town & CountryIt All Has To Do With It ... LP
Thrill Jockey, 2000. Very Good ... $7.99
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White HillsDead EP ... LP
Thrill Jockey, 2009. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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White HillsHeads On Fire ... LP
Thrill Jockey, 2009. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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(Black vinyl pressing, including the insert.)
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LamplightersLoving, Rocking, Thrilling – The Complete Federal Recordings ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
Excellent vocal group work by The Lamplighters – a less-remembered 50s outfit whose members later went onto greater fame in The Sharps and The Rivingtons! Most of the tracks on the set feature lead vocals by the amazing Thurston Harris – himself an important figure in R&B later in the decade – and all tracks on the set are from the group's King/Federal recordings, and are done at a level that easily match any other King vocal group recordings at the time! As with recordings by labelmates The Swallows, the backings on these sides is often very spare – in a way that lets the vocals carry most of the tunes, in a mode that's perfect if you really dig work with a strong focus on raw harmonies. The set features 28 tracks in all – with titles that include "Love Rock & Thrill", "Be Bop Wino", "Crazy Times", "Give Me", "Turn Me Loose", "Yum Yum", "Bo Peep", "Roll On", "I Can't Stand It", "Ride Jockey Ride", "Hug A Little Kiss A Little", "Part Of Me", "I Used To Cry Mercy Mercy", and "Salty Dog". CD

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