What is the most obscure but brilliant record shop and on-line store out there (I am not getting any pay for saying this.......sadly)
It's got to be Aquarius Records, standing tall in San Francisco for 35 years
They specialise in "indierock, punk, metal (black, doom, sludge and all things in between), reggae, sixties psych, seventies proto-metal, international music, experimental electronic music, hip hop, field recordings, found sounds, country and bluegrass and avant garde music of all types"
That doesnt excactly describe it though; check out part of the list of new stock they sent me by email today
Boris: their latest, Smile, domestic release with a bonus limited
edition DVD and different art, mixes, etc.
John Davis: Another disc of sublime drones and field recordings from
this local dronelord.
Faust: A new live Faust record on Jussi from Circle's Ektro label! Fear Falls Burning: One of our favorite drone guitarists teams up
with drummers for the first time, and the results are spectacular.
Terje Isungset: more unusual, beautiful music performed on
instruments made of ICE!
Jaldaboath: a 3" cd-r of Meads Of Asphodel related metal weirdness. Les Rallizes Denudes: repressed, one of the best available documents
of the '70s Japanese psych legends.
Lugubrum: black metal from the Belgian Congo??!
Jack Rose: A brand new disc of neo Appalachia from one of the modern
masters, includes the long out of print aRCHIVE release as a bonus disc!
Sun Ra: more spacey synth genius from Ra circa '77, the follow up to
the great Disco 3000.
Man, a heady mix, something to keep you on your toe
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