This Just In: I Don’t Remember Now…

Another week, another essential release from Superior Viaduct. This one is a reissue of I Don’t Remember Now / I Don’t Want To Talk About It, a “hyper-limited,” DIY release from 1980 by mystery experimental-electronic artist John Bender. Like Bender’s original, the reissue comes with unique, hand-stamped covers and is limited to 1000 copies. Originals go for upwards of $100, so this version should be lighter on your wallet while supplies last. S.V.’s description sums it all up nicely, so check it out below while listening to a methodically-named track from the album. More more more new releases/reissues/restocks hitting the shelves this week(end) too! -MLE

John Bender – I Don’t Remember Now/I Don’t Want To Talk About It LP
Listen: “27B4”
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 #2. To close the DIY aesthetic circle, Bender made sleeves by hand with no two covers alike and pressed the LPs in hyper-limited editions on his own Record Sluts imprint.

I Don’t Remember Now / I Don’t Want To Talk About It, Bender’s first album from 1980, is the holy grail of minimal lo-fi electronics. Layers of fractured melodies, distorted synthesizers, hollowed-out rhythms and claustrophobic vocals unfold over the 40 minutes of this lost masterpiece. ‘It’s A Rainy Day, Sunshine Girl,’ one of Faust’s greatest songs, is perfectly deconstructed by a distinct punk-meets-experimentalist sensibility.

While I Don’t Remember Now is impossibly rare and the man behind the music remains shrouded in self-imposed mystery, the real surprise is that it has taken 35+ years for listeners to discover Bender’s warm, art-damaged immediacy.

This first-time standalone reissue is recommended for fans of Pere Ubu, Brian Eno and Robert Ashley. Limited to 1,000 numbered copies. Red vinyl with hand-stamped jackets, each one unique. Liner notes by John Bender.” -Superior Viaduct

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To remember and talk about later – new releases, reissues & restocks…

2tall (Om Unit) – Lost Stories LP
Adele – 21 LP
Africans With Mainframes – K.M.T. 2LP*
Ahmed Malek – Musique Originale De Films LP*
Andy Stott – Too Many Voices 2LP
Angry Angles – S/T LP*
Aphex Twin – Selected Ambient Works 85-92 2LP
Arcade Fire – Reflektor 2LP
Ariel Pink – pom pom 2LP
At The Drive-In – Relationship Of Command 2LP
Atoms For Peace – AMOK 2LP
Battles – EP B/C 2LP, Mirrored 2LP
Beach Boys – Pet Sounds LP
Beach House – Beach House LP, Devotion 2LP
Beck – Morning Phase LP
Beirut – Gulag Orkestar LP, The Flying Cup Club LP
Billie Holiday – Lover Man LP
Bikini Kill – Yeah Yeah Yeah 12″
Bjork – Medulla 2LP
Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath LP, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath LP
Bleached – Welcome The Worms LP
Boards Of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest 2LP
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Babylon By Bus 2LP, Catch A Fire LP, Exodus LP
Bob Marley – Kaya LP, Legend (The Best Of) LP
Boddhi Stava – Awakened Spirit EP 12”*
Bon Iver – Bon Iver LP
Bonobo – Black Sands 2LP, North Borders 2LP
Brand New – Your Favorite Weapon LP
Broadcast – Haha Sound 2LP
Burial – Street Halo 12”
Can – Ege Bamyasi LP
Cat Power – Sun 2LP
Chvrches – Every Open Eye LP
Circle – Miljard 3LP
Cobalt – Slow Forever 2LP
Cocteau Twins – Stars And Topsoil 2LP
Daft Punk – Discovery 2LP
Dangerdoom – The Mouse & The Mask 2LP
Danny Brown – XXX 2LP
Danny Elfman – Beetlejuice OST LP
David Bowie – Aladdin Sane LP, CHANGESONEBOWIE LP*
Dead Kennedys – Give Me Convenience Or Give Me Death LP
Deardrums – S/T LP*
Death – Scream Bloody Gore LP*
Death Cab For Cutie – Transatlanticism 2LP
Death Grips – Money Store LP, No Love Deep Web LP
Deltron 3030 – Deltron 3030 2LP
Depeche Mode – Black Celebration LP, Music For The Masses LP
DJ Katapila – Trotro 2LP
DJ Qbert – Bionic Booger Breaks LP, Cop Porn Breaks LP
DJ Shadow – Entroducing LP
Eazy-E – Eazy-Duz-It 2LP
Elliott Smith – An Introduction To… LP, New Moon 2LP, S/T LP
Erykah Badu – Baduizm LP
FKA twigs – EP2 12″
Floating Points – Elaenia LP
Florence & The Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful 2LP
Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma LP, Los Angeles 2LP, Pattern + Grid World EP, Reset EP 12”, Until The Quiet Comes 2LP, You’re Dead 2LP
Four Tet – Beautiful Rewind LP, Pink 2LP
Frank Sinatra – Sinatra At The Sands 2LP, That’s Life LP
Funkadelic – Maggot Brain LP
Furry Lewis – Good Morning Judge LP
G-Eazy – When It’s Dark Out 2LP
Godspeed You Black Emperor – F# A# LP, Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven 2LP, Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada 12″ EP
Gorguts – Pleiades’ Dust LP
Grimes / d’Eon – Darkbloom LP*
Gruesome – Dimensions Of Horror LP*
Haelos – Full Circle LP
Helado Negro – Island Universe Story LP
Helms Alee – Sleepwalking Sailors LP
Ibeyi – S/T LP
Iggy & The Stooges – Raw Power LP, Post Pop Depression LP
Ike & Tina Turner – River Deep Mountain High LP
Isaac Hayes – Greatest Hit Singles LP, Hot Buttered Soul LP
J Dilla – Donuts 2LP, Jay Love Japan LP, The Shining 2LP
Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg – Je T’aime Moi Non Plus LP
Jawbreaker – 24 Hour Revenge Therapy LP
Jay Reatard – Watch Me Fall LP
Jay-Z – The Black Album 2LP, Vol. 3… Life & Times Of S. Carter 2LP
Jeff Buckley – Grace LP, Blues 2LP
Jimi Hendrix – Electric Ladyland 2LP
Joanna Newsom – Divers 2LP
John Coltrane – A Love Supreme LP, Standard Coltrane LP
John Lee Hooker – Alone Vol. 1 LP*, Alone Vol. 2 LP*
John Lennon – Imagine LP
Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures LP
Kid Cudi – Man On The Moon 2: The Legend Of Mr. Rager 2LP
Kraftwerk – Man Machine LP
Krallice – Ygg Huur LP
Kvelertak – Nattesferd 2LP
Lana Del Rey – Born To Die LP, Paradise LP
Led Zeppelin – II LP, Led Zeppelin IV LP
Levitation Room – Ethos CS
Little Dragon – Machine Dreams LP, Ritual Union LP
Logic – Incredible True Story 2LP
Lou Reed – Transformer LP
M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming 2LP, Junk 2LP, Saturdays=Youth 2LP
Mac Demarco – 2 LP, Another One LP, Salad Days LP
Madlib – Shades Of Blue 2LP
Magrudergrind – S/T LP
Manu Chao – Clandestino 2LP+CD
Marissa Nadler – Strangers LP*
Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On LP
Matmos – Ultimate Care LP
MC5 – Kick Out The Jams LP
Mean Jeans – Tight New Dimension LP*
Menomena – Friend & Foe LP
Metallica – Kill ‘Em All LP, Metallica 2LP
Methyl Ethel – On Inhuman Spectacle LP*
mewithoutyou – Ten Stories LP*
MF Doom – Live From Planet X LP*, Mm… Food 2LP
Mikael Seifu – Zelalem 12”
Miles Davis – Kind Of Blue LP
Miles Davis All Stars – Walkin’ LP
Minor Threat – First Two 7’s 12″
Misha – All We Will Become LP*
Motorhead – Ace Of Spades LP, No Remorse 2LP
Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More LP
Mutual Benefit – Skip A Sinking Stone LP*
Nas – Illmatic LP
Neil Young – After The Gold Rush LP
Network Glass – Vault CD*
Nick Drake – Pink Moon LP
Nightmares On Wax – Carboot Soul 2LP, Smoker’s Delight 2LP
Nirvana – MTV Unplugged In New York LP, Nevermind LP
Oasis – Definitely Maybe 2LP, What’s The Story Morning Glory? 2LP
Oneohtrix Point Never – Garden Of Delete 2LP
Otis Redding – Dock Of The Bay (Mono) LP, Lonely & Blue LP
Pantera – Far Beyond Driven 2LP, Vulgar Display Of Power 2LP
Pantha Du Prince – The Triad 2LP*
Pedro Soler & Gaspar Claus – Al Viento LP*
Phish – Hoist 2LP*
Pig Destroyer – Painter Of Dead Girls Deluxe LP
Pixies – Best Of: Wave Of Mutilation 2LP, Surfer Rosa LP
PJ Harvey – Let England Shake LP
Prins Thomas – Principe Del Norte 4LP + CD
Prodigy – Fat Of The Land 2LP
Puscifer – V Is For Vagina 2LP*, Conditions Of My Parole LP, Donkey Punch The Night, All Re-Mixed Up LP, “C” Is For… EP 12″
Queen – A Night At The Opera LP
Radiohead – Hail To The Thief 2LP, Kid A 2×10″, OK Computer 2LP, The Bends LP
Ramones – Ramones Mania LP, Rocket To Russia LP, S/T LP
Rancid – Let’s Go! 2×10”
Ratatat – LP3 LP, Magnifique LP
Ray Lamontagne – Ouroboros LP
Real Estate – Real Estate LP
Reatards – Teenage Hate 2LP
Sam Cooke – For Always LP
Samiyan – Animals Have Feelings LP
SBTRKT – Wonder Where We Land LP
Seiho – Collapse LP*
Sharon Jones & The Dap KIngs – Give The People What They Want LP, 100 Days, 100 Nights LP
Sharon Van Etten – Are We There LP
Sleep – Dopesmoker 2LP, Volume 1 LP
Smashing Pumpkins – Gish LP
Sparklehorse – Good Morning Spider LP
Spiritualized – Pure Phase 2LP
Sonic Youth – J’accuse Ted Hughes LP, S/T 2LP
St. Lucia – Matter LP
Stereolab – Dots & Loops 2LP
Steve Reich – Four Organs-Phase Patterns LP*
Sufjan Stevens – Illinois 2LP, Michigan LP
Talking Heads – Remain In Light LP
Tenement – The Blind Wink LP
Terry Allen – Juarez LP*
The Budos Band – The Budos Band I LP
The Cure – Disintegration 2LP
The National – Boxer LP
Thee Oh Sees – Floating Coffin LP, Master’s Bedroom… LP, Mutilator Defeated At Last LP
The Isley Brothers – This Old Heart Of Mine LP
The James Hunter Six – Hold On! LP
The Smiths – Hatful Of Hollow LP, Meat Is Murder LP, The Queen Is Dead LP
The Strokes – Angles LP, Is This It LP
Those Pretty Wrongs – S/T LP*
Throbbing Gristle – 20 Jazz Funk Greats LP
Tim Heidecker – In Glendale LP*
Tippa Lee – Cultural Ambassador LP*, Dub Them With Reality LP*
Tool – Opiate 12″, Undertow 2LP
Torae – Entitled 2LP
Truth – From Ashes To Kingdom Come LP*
Twenty One Pilots- Blurryface LP
Tycho – Awake Remixes LP*, Past Is Prologue 2LP
Ty Segall – Manipulator 2LP, Singles 2 LP
Unkle Funkle – Supernatural CS
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – II LP, Multi-Love CS
Various – Eccentric Soul: Capsoul Label 2LP
Various – Dengue Fever Presents Electric Cambodia LP
Various – Minimal Wave Tapes Vol. 2 2LP
Various – Natural Born Killers OST 2LP
Various – Rastafari: The Dreads Enter Babylon 1955-83 2LP
Various – World Psychedelic Classics 3: Love’s A Real Thing 2LP
Venetian Snares – Traditional Synthesizer Music 2LP
Violent Femmes – S/T LP
We Were Promised Jetpacks – These Four Walls LP*
World Psychedelic Classics Vol. 5 – Who Is William Onyeabor? 3LP
Wu-Tang Clan – Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) LP
Yacht – See Mystery Lights LP, Shangri-La 2LP
Yo La Tengo – And Then Nothing Turned Itself… LP, Stuff Like That There LP
Zig-Zags – Running Out Of Red LP*

*Indicates new release or new reissue