Monday, August 3, 2015

Hey Everybody,
This week's list includes new releases from KVB, Kosmose, Hashish, Ball, Omar Souleyman, and some killer reissues from Sonic Youth, Besombes/Rizet, John Michael Roch, Sogmusobil, and Pekka Airaksinen!  Check out the list below for further details…

Also both the Chicago and the Los Angeles shops are getting quality used LPs, 7ins and CDs in all the time so come on by either location and dig in, we're sure you'll find something you like.  A sampling of some of the used LPs showing up at both shops can be found in lists at the very bottom of this newsletter.

New Permanent Web Store!

It's been a long time coming, but we finally have a new Permanent Web Store for our mail-order pals. It's straight forward and simply all around better than our old one. It's located at the same ole interwebs address you've always been going to .

If you're digging back through the old update archives you'll notice the direct links to specific records in our old web store no longer work, but no worries. Just head over to and search for what you're looking for.

If you're not seeing the title you're looking for, chances are it's out of stock, so drop us an e-mail in Chicago or LA and we'll do our best to hook you up. In fact, anytime you're looking for something you don't see let us know!

Please send any feedback or questions to !

Chicago Shop Stuff

Chicago is gearing up for the Summer Psych Fest at the Hideout on August 14th & 15th!  Permanent DJ's will be spinning magical discs on Saturday night!  Come get far out!

Los Angeles Shop Stuff

Los Angeles is getting pumped for Berserktown II Fest on August 14th, 15th & 16th!  It's gonna be berserk!


Have you been snoozin'? Lucky for you, there's still time to wake up. Many of the still in-print Permanent Label Releases are nearly sold out!

LP - Afflicted Man - I'm Off Me 'Ead (Official 2013 Reissue, Repress, Black Wax, Ltd 300) 14 copies of this acid fried punk record still lookin' for a good home.

LP - Basic Cable - I'm Good To Drive (Black Wax, Ltd 200) Tune in while you still can, under 10 copies to go.

LP - Heater - God and Hair (Regular Edition on Black Vinyl) Columbia Missouri's short lived DIY RNR summer jammer, less than 10 copies are still in the mix.

LP - Leather Slave - Leather Slave (Black Wax, Ltd 200) Under 25 copies on the Permanent exclusive color vinyl left, c'mon creeps, there's still time!

LP - MERX - 20000 Sq Ft Under The Sea (White Wax, Ltd 100) Only 17 copies on the Permanent exclusive color vinyl! Come up for air and grip a copy!

LP - Purling Hiss - Purling Hiss  (Regular Edition Black Vinyl) Fully printed jacket version is still with us thanks to a warehouse find! Only 9 copies left of this now classic Hiss debut by Mr. Mike Polizze! Screen printed tour edition stock is dwindling as well...


And just like every week, P-Rex Los Angeles DJs continue to FEED THE FREAKS!!!

Here's the general info on Feed The Freaks:
"Every Wednesday.  Black Boar - 1630 Colorado Blvd.  10-2am. Rock'n'Roll Partytime! With Lance Bummer and Special Guests. Drink specials. Excellent adventures, only.  Absolutely, no bogus journeys. Get down."


Running out of room, need to clear some space, going on the lam? Regardless of the reason, before you unload your unwanted records and digital media, please bring them to us for CASH or STORE CREDIT!  One man's trash is another man's treasure and we treasure all sorts of quote un-quote trash!  Before you donate your stuff or have a yard sale, drop us a line.  We'll probably pay more (without haggling) than you'll ever get at a garage sale and often times we'll buy it all in one shot.  It doesn't get much easier that!  So remember, when you wanna sell your stuff, SELL IT TO US!  Please and thank you!
P.S. We make house calls for collections.  Drop us a line to make an appointment.

Permanent Label is Portable!

Did you know, many Permanent Records Label Releases are now available for purchase as a digital download? Check out: Revolver, emusic, Google play, iTunes, Amazon.

Prefer streaming? Well good news, pretty much everything that has a “play” button on the internet now features many of our label release. Examples include: Spotify, Rhapsody, rdio, Deezer, and YouTube.


When you buy a record from Permanent Chicago by an artist playing at The Empty Bottle, we can get you on the Guest List (with a few exceptions).

Check the full list below and hit us up:

This Week's New Featured Releases and Reissues

LP - Albert Ayler Trio - Spiritual Unity



"Spiritual Unity, recorded on July 10, 1964, is the album that made Albert Ayler and ESP-Disk' famous (or, in some people's eyes/ears, infamous). Mr. Ayler had already recorded in Europe and, in February '64, in New York, but this was the first album on which neither he nor his collaborators held back. It was also ESP's first jazz recording. Spiritual Unity presented a new improvisation paradigm: looser structure, less regard for standard pitch, and no obligation to present a regular beat. Ayler's sound was unprecedented, much rawer than any other jazz of the time. Sometimes it was expressed in squalls of untempered sound, sometimes in outbursts of poignant spontaneous melody. Meanwhile, under and around the leader's unfettered self-expressions, bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Sunny Murray reinvented the roles of their instruments. This 50th Anniversary Expanded Edition includes as a bonus the track briefly substituted for "Spirits" on an early vinyl edition. It is the same tune known as "Vibrations" on the album of that title on Arista/Freedom (aka Ghosts when issued on Debut) and as "[tune Q]2" on the Revenant box set Holy Ghost. This is the first time both "Spirits" and "Vibrations" have been on an ESP edition of Spiritual Unity." - ESP-Disk

LP - Besombes/Rizet - Pole - Import


"This French psychedelic masterpiece by Philippe Besombes and Jean-Louis Rizet, originally released by Pôle Records in 1975, is a stunning piece of work created with synths of various kinds (VCS 3 AKS, Synthorchestra Farfisa, Mellotron 400, etc.), occasionally backed up by drums and other sounds. Lauded by artists like Julian Cope and Etienne Jaumet (Zombie Zombie) and diggers around the world, Pôle takes the listener on a trip like the gods of psychedelic music intended, from IRCAM's laboratories to German krautrock; from Faust to Cluster & Eno. The original double LP release is reissued here as a single LP (including download code for original album track "Synthi Soit-Il," absent from this LP). Pôle is ideal for a thorough shamanic journey without any new age namby-pamby. After previewing the opening track ("Haute Pression"), listeners might choose to enjoy the album while tripping, rediscovering that dark and fuzzy side of unknown '70s French avant-garde music." - Gonzai Records

LP - Foot Hair - Foot Hair - Import


 "Pressed on 180-gram vinyl; includes download code. An absolute must for fans of Brainbombs, Upsidedown Cross, Kilslug, Drunks With Guns, etc. Box Records is proud to present the debut album by Newcastle-based noise-mongers Foot Hair, featuring members of HaiKai No Ku and Obey. Their self-titled debut album reduces sonics from the likes of Brainbombs and Upsidedown Cross into an unforgiving mash of dirge. It's simple, raw, and extremely powerful stuff. Rarely do bands manage to create such a cacophony of hedonistic terror while simultaneously projecting a sense of abject absolute apathy and nihilism. Foul, frightening, and completely cathartic, this is one of the most nailed-on noise rock records out there -- Box Records practically begged the band to let them release it. Not to be missed! T.H. (bass), P.M. (guitar), S.B. (vocals), T.H. (drums), M.A. (guitar). Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Sam Grant, Blank Studios, Newcastle." - Box Records

LP - John Michael Roch - With You In My Arms - Import


"First ever reissue of a very special, mega-rare, and practically unknown Los Angeles mid-1970s pop-rock-psych private press treasure, dedicated to the memory of Patrick "The Lama" Lundborg (1967-2014), author of the groundbreaking psychedelic literature The Acid Archives (2006) and Psychedelia (2012). Although collectors have been searching frantically to turn up every unknown North American psych treasure from the past for some time, there are still unknown and mind-blowing nuggets to be found out there! This reissue includes in-depth liner notes by the artist himself and photos. Limited edition of 500 copies." - Subliminal Sounds

LP - KVB - Minus One - Import


"LP version on 180 gram vinyl. 2013 release. The KVB release their new immersive and hypnotic album Minus One on A Recordings. The album follows hot on the heels of outstanding standalone single "Run Away." The KVB is the audio/visual project of London youngsters Nicholas Wood & Kat Day, who combine reverb-heavy wall-of-sound guitars, minimal, haunting strings and grinding bass synths, messed up motorik drum machine beats and delay-drenched vocals with a backdrop of imagery to accompany the symphony, that's nothing short of life-affirming." - A Recordings

LP - Kosmose - Kosmic Music From The Black Country - Import 2xLP


"Gatefold double LP version. Pressed on translucent green-black vinyl. Never-before-released recordings of mythic Belgian kosmische band Kosmose (1973-'78). Kosmose can be approached as a collective without a specific leader. The line-up fluctuated quite a lot around a rock-solid core formed by Alain Neffe and Francis Pourcel. As this release demonstrates, their sound evolved from something deeply influenced by kosmische music to a purely improvised form of noisy free jazz. The whole adventure took place in the heart of the '70s, almost under wraps, though most rehearsals were taped by Neffe. RIYL Hawkwind, Can, Musica Elettronica Viva." - Sub Rosa

LP - Omar Souleyman - Bahdeni Nami - Import 2xLP


"Gatefold double LP version. Includes download code. Perhaps Syria's most successful musical export, international singer Omar Souleyman returns with his second proper studio effort and most personal album to date, Bahdeni Nami. For the album Souleyman opened his doors to collaborations with a number of renowned electronic producers, all of whom were established fans eager to offer unique interpretations of his sound. Four Tet returns to produce a track, Gilles Peterson lends his considerable talents to one song, Modeselektor turn in the two fastest dance numbers of the set, and Legowelt offers a remix of the title-track. Additionally, a 7" planned for release in August 2015 will feature a thoroughly distinctive remix of one of the album's heartrending ballads by The Black Lips' Cole Alexander. Bahdeni Nami was recorded closer to home, in Istanbul, and appropriately the singer is joined by traditional accompaniment. Souleyman has reunited with his favorite poet, Ahmad Alsamer (who penned his pre-west hits "Kaset Hanzel," "Khattaba," and "Shift -al Mani"), heard throughout the album offering claps and wails of encouragement. The songs come alive with musical contributions and support from the virtuosic sax work of Khaled Youssef, another longtime collaborator from his hometown. Rizan Sa'id's keyboards improvise devotedly to every tune and turn of Souleyman's choice. The lyrics are familiar territory for the singer -- declarations of eternal love, consolation of one's aching heart, pleas to his lover to sleep in his arms forever -- realized as four fast dance numbers, an introduction mawal, and an elaborate araby style ballad. Omar Souleyman continues to tirelessly bring his wild dance party to all corners of the globe, everywhere from SXSW to the Nobel Peace Prize Concert to rock clubs in cities around the world. Originating from the Hasake region of Syria, Souleyman earned his reputation by singing and leading years of weddings, birthdays, christenings, corporate parties, and more, answering invitations from all peoples living in the region -- be they Muslims, Christians, Kurds, Iraqis, Syrians, Assyrians. Those parties yielded hundreds of cassette tapes at first offered as gifts and later distributed throughout the region and other Arab countries. Despite the world's insistence in associating him with his home country's unending war, Omar Souleyman gives back nothing but love." - Monkeytown

LP - Pekka Airaksinen - Afrodipankara - Import

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"Pekka Airaksinen is a Finnish composer of electronic music. Airaksinen formed his first band, The Sperm, in late 1967. The Sperm mixed elements of avant-garde music with free jazz and psychedelic pop. By 1970 Airaksinen had started his own label, O Records, to produce and distribute his solo LPs, including One Point Music (1972); The Sperm's Shh! Heinäsirkat (1970); and a 1972 LP by his free-jazz-dominated project Samsa Trio (together with Antero Helander and Mattijuhani Koponen) (all available in the Works 1968-1976 box (VOD 137LP)). Following The Sperm's breakup in the mid-1970s, Airaksinen turned to Buddhism, but kept producing music in the years to come, integrating Roland 808 drum machines into his music and releasing classic LPs like 1984's Buddhas of Golden Light (ALE 004LP); it was during this period that he produced Afrodipankara." - Vinyl On Demand

LP - Sogmusobil - Telefon - Import


"First ever reissue of rare, sought-after, and stoned-to-the-max Swedish underground psych/progressive/experimental treasure from 1971, originally released on the legendary Gump label and featuring the mythic underground personalities and musicians Einar Heckscher and Johnny Mowinckel. Side A is sung in English and side B in Swedish. The band name has been mixed up many times by collectors, mistaken as either Telefon Paisa (an earlier incarnation of the band) or Telefon (the album title), but this reissue sets the record straight and tells their story. Includes booklet with lots of previously unpublished photos and in-depth liner notes. Limited edition 600 copies." - Subliminal Sounds

LP - Sonic Youth - Evol - 2015 Reissue


"The third studio album by Sonic Youth, originally released in May 1986 on SST Records, shows the first signs that the band was ready to transform their no wave past into a greater alternative rock sensibility. “EVOL … mark[s] the true departure point of Sonic Youth’s musical evolution,” says Pitchfork, who place the album in the #31 slot of their Top 100 Albums of The 1980s. “In measured increments, Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo … bring form to the formless, tune to the tuneless, and with the help of Steve Shelley’s drums…, [impose] melody and composition on their trademark dissonance.”
Stereogum likewise praises the album as one that is “full of suspense…, the cornerstone [of] the Sonic Youth sound…, ground zero for the combination of chiming guitars and atonal skronk… [and] muggy delirium…. The virile ‘Tom Violence’ sounds less written than coaxed from a cauldron, the sort of song that fogs windows. The off-kilter [droning love song] ‘Starpower’ … is sung [by Kim Gordon] in a frosty [Nico-evoking] monotone. ‘In The Kingdom #19,’ featuring Mike Watt on bass and … vocals [by Ranaldo]…, is a harrowing story of a highway wreck over a suitably edgy instrumental backing punctuated by … live firecrackers into the vocal booth.”
“EVOL slithers into the unconscious,” notes Popstache. “Once the [detuned melodies and haunting riffs and] final whispers of feedback [of ‘Expressway to Yr. Skull’] depart from the speakers…, the music [leaves] a faded footprint, forever reeling the listener back for another strange trip.”

“The seeds of greatness…” —Pitchfork
“A near-masterpiece.” —Trouser Press
“A stunningly fluent mixture of avant-garde instrumentation and subversions of rock’n’roll.” —All Music Guide" - Goofin'

LP - Vito Ricci - I Was Crossing A Bridge - Import 2xLP


 "On the leading edge of NYC's underground music scene, Vito Ricci produced only a handful of self-released cassettes and one LP between 1983 and 1985, with most of his work recorded for experimental theater and performance art pieces. Taking their label name from Ricci's only LP, Music From Memory brings together a compilation of works by one of the unsung heroes of New York's downtown music scene. Starting out as a percussionist, Ricci's early musical journey led him to improvised and experimental jazz; working alongside such luminary musicians as Rashied Ali, Byard Lancaster, Peter Zummo, and Yousef Yancey. He quickly became involved in the avant-garde scene with spoken word performances, film scores for independent movies, and even performances with punk bands at venues such as CBGB's and the Mudd Club, and his compositions drew on all of these influences while channeling them through his experiments with synthesizers and drum computers. Drawing comparisons with New York's downtown no-wave scene, Vito's compositions blend his unique use of intricate percussion with a wide sphere of musical influences to create a world of hypnotizing ambient, meditative minimal-synth, dubbed-out electronic funk, and even left-field boogie. With most of Vito Ricci's music remaining previously unreleased, the compilation I Was Crossing A Bridge unveils Ricci's unique and visionary take on electronic music." - Music From Memory

10in - Lee Scratch Perry And The Upsetters - Scratch And Company Chapter 1 3x10in - Import


"Deluxe 3x10" box version with 2 bonus tracks not on the regular LP version: "Do It Baby" (Susan Cadogan) and "Longer Way" (Lee "Scratch" Perry). On colored vinyl. Landmark dub record from legendary reggae producer Lee "Scratch" Perry', using a combination of established collaborators and new musicians (Upsetters, Lee Perry, Ricky and Bunny)." - Clocktower

7in - Ball - Fyre - Import


"Intensely disturbed, dirty, smut-peddling, Swedish slime hard rock psych madness from the deepest cesspool of humanity. Fucked-up, subhuman fuzz-guitars. Depraved, screaming vocals. Gut-rumbling bass and caveman drums. A nightmare of revolting sounds. Buy at your own risk! The record comes housed in an X-rated full-frontal nudity cover sleeve. Limited edition of 300 copies." - Horny

7in - Hashish - Outer Spaced - Import


"Debut release from all-star Swedish band Hashish, with amazing sounds to transport you into a forgotten world where the future looked different from what it became. Psychedelic rock mixed with Moog afro-funk moves and vintage synthesizers. Take off to another world with Hashish! Limited edition of 300 copies." - Subliminal Sounds



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