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Acute Records is a New York based record label dedicated to post punk, downtown music, experimental music and no wave, headed by Todd Hyman and Dan Selzer.

Partially complete discography

ACT001-Theoretical Girls
Branca's first band, w/ composer Jeffrey Lohn, this CD compiles the compositions of Lohn's, which are very different from Glenn Branca's.

ACT002-Glenn Branca-The Ascension.
A reissue of this 99 classic, Glenn's first full LP, fully remastered w/ liner notes by Lee Ranaldo from Sonic Youth, plus a 2 minute video clip of Glenn solo in 1979.

ACT003-Metal Urbain-Anarchy In Paris!
the complete Metal Urbain discography plus unreleased tracks, remastered w/ extensive liner notes. They were the first band on Rough Trade, brutal synth-punk, the Stooges meets Brian Eno.

ACT004-Metal Boys-Tokio Airport-
Metal Urbain's experimental new wave synth pop industrial LP, very cool, highly recommended!

ACT005-Glenn Branca-Lesson No. 1/Bad Smells, Lesson No 1
in its entirety, fully remastered, plus Bad Smells, an 18 minute piece from 82, liners by Alan Licht and as a special bonus, quicktime video of a performance of Symphony No. 5.

ACT006-Dr. Mix and the Remix-Wall of Noise-Metal
Urbain's other side-project, 60s garage and art-rock reimagined as proto-electro-noise rock, a major influence on the Jesus and Mary Chain's more wall of sound(noise) side.

ACT007-The Prefects are Amateur
Wankers-Pre-Nightingales, the classic story of post-punk. From a 7 second song called I've got VD to a 10 minute song about a pub bombing, from Sex Pistols/Clash punk to Fall/Mekons/Joy Division/Wire post-punk. In 30 minutes or less.

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