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New sublabel from Superior Viaduct

The new imprint says it will focus on “unconventional sounds from truly unique artists.”

Archive specialist Superior Viaduct has announced a new sublabel called États-Unis, a “limited edition series that comes out in batches once or twice a year”. The first chunk of releases is a compilation of experimental sound artists from San Francisco in 1959 called Highlights Of Vortex, the 1961 debut from early electronic music pioneer Tod Dockstader Eight Electronic Pieces, Berlin performance art punks Die Tödliche Doris’s 1982 debut “ ”, Joe Jones’s In Performance, and LAFMS affiliate Le Forte Four’s Bikini Tennis Shoes.

The label is up and running now, with each release coming limited to 500 editions and pressed on clear vinyl. They've also made all five releases available at the special price of $95.