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Beta-lactam Ring

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Beta Lactam Ring
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American label specializing in avant music of various stripes: Mutant sounds for mutant people.
Releases on file (71)
Eyeless in Gaza — Summer Salt/Subway Sun Eyeless in Gaza — Summer Salt/Subway Sun
(Beta-lactam Ring no#, 0, CD)
Head Resonance Company — 19 Tracks for Unknown People Head Resonance Company — 19 Tracks for Unknown People
(Beta-lactam Ring no#, 0, CD)
Uw Hypotheekadivies — Nature or Nurture Uw Hypotheekadivies — Nature or Nurture
(Beta-lactam Ring no#, 0, CD)
Mark Hunton — Annapurna: The Towering Sky Mark Hunton — Annapurna: The Towering Sky
(Beta-lactam Ring *, 0, CD)
Rob Wullenjohn — Blue on Green Rob Wullenjohn — Blue on Green
(Beta-lactam Ring *, 0, CD)
Bill Horist & K.K. Null — Interstellar Chemistry Bill Horist & K.K. Null — Interstellar Chemistry
(Beta-lactam Ring mt037, 2002, CD)
Legendary Pink Dots — Basilisk Legendary Pink Dots — Basilisk
(Beta-lactam Ring TEKA09/B-LRR, 1983/2002, CD)
Nurse with Wound — She and Me Fall Together in Free Death Nurse with Wound — She and Me Fall Together in Free Death
(Beta-lactam Ring mt040b, 2003, LP)
Earthmonkey — Audiosapien Earthmonkey — Audiosapien
(Beta-lactam Ring mt038, 2003, CD)
Nurse with Wound - Jim O'Rourke — Angry Eelectric Finger 1 - Tape Monkey Mooch Nurse with Wound - Jim O'Rourke — Angry Eelectric Finger 1 - Tape Monkey Mooch
(Beta-lactam Ring mt085b, 2004, 3CD)
Nurse with Wound - Cyclobe — Angry Eelectric Finger 2 - Paraparaparallelogrammatica Nurse with Wound - Cyclobe — Angry Eelectric Finger 2 - Paraparaparallelogrammatica
(Beta-lactam Ring mt086b, 2004, CD)
Nurse with Wound - irr. app. (ext.) — Angry Eelectric Finger 3 - Mute Bell Extinction Process Nurse with Wound - irr. app. (ext.) — Angry Eelectric Finger 3 - Mute Bell Extinction Process
(Beta-lactam Ring mt087b, 2004, CD)
Green Milk from the Planet Orange — He's Crying Green Milk from the Planet Orange — He's Crying "Look"
(Beta-lactam Ring mt046a, 2004, CD)
Earthmonkey — Drum Machine Earthmonkey — Drum Machine
(Beta-lactam Ring mt068, 2004, CD)
Orbit Service — Twilight Orbit Service — Twilight
(Beta-lactam Ring Helmet Room 783707889528, 2004, CD)
Edward Ka-Spel — A Long Red Ladder to the Moon Edward Ka-Spel — A Long Red Ladder to the Moon
(Beta-lactam Ring mt09a, 2005, CD)
The Silverman — Nature of Illusion The Silverman — Nature of Illusion
(Beta-lactam Ring mt096a, 2005, 2CD)
Legendary Pink Dots — A Dream Is a Dream Is a Dream Legendary Pink Dots — A Dream Is a Dream Is a Dream
(Beta-lactam Ring mt101, 2005, DVD)
Aidan Baker — Songs of Flowers and Skin Aidan Baker — Songs of Flowers and Skin
(Beta-lactam Ring mt165, 2005, CD)
Green Milk from the Planet Orange — City Calls Revolution Green Milk from the Planet Orange — City Calls Revolution
(Beta-lactam Ring mt108a, 2005, CD)
La Société des Timides à la Parade des Oiseaux — Le Combat Occulté La Société des Timides à la Parade des Oiseaux — Le Combat Occulté
(Beta-lactam Ring mt047b, 1985/2005, CD)
Edward Ka-Spel — Laugh China Doll Edward Ka-Spel — Laugh China Doll
(Beta-lactam Ring mt113, 1984/2005, CD)
George & Caplin — Things Past George & Caplin — Things Past
(Beta-lactam Ring mt109a, 2006, CD)
Green Milk from the Planet Orange — You Take Me to the World Green Milk from the Planet Orange — You Take Me to the World
(Beta-lactam Ring mt121a, 2006, CD)
Nurse with Wound — Rock n Roll Station Nurse with Wound — Rock n Roll Station
(Beta-lactam Ring mt094b, 1994/2006, CD)
Orbit Service — Songs of Eta Carinae Orbit Service — Songs of Eta Carinae
(Beta-lactam Ring mt100a, 2006, CD)
Volcano the Bear — Classic Erasmus Fusion Volcano the Bear — Classic Erasmus Fusion
(Beta-lactam Ring mt092a, 2006, 2CD)
La STPO — Tranches de Temps Jeté La STPO — Tranches de Temps Jeté
(Beta-lactam Ring mt074b, 2006, CD)
Edward Ka-Spel — Eyes! China Doll Edward Ka-Spel — Eyes! China Doll
(Beta-lactam Ring mt114, 1985/2006, CD)
Legendary Pink Dots — Ancient Daze Legendary Pink Dots — Ancient Daze
(Beta-lactam Ring mt120a, 1997/2006, CD)
Expo '70 — Black Ohms Expo '70 — Black Ohms
(Beta-lactam Ring mt158, 2007, CD)
George & Caplin — He Really Got through to Advertising George & Caplin — He Really Got through to Advertising
(Beta-lactam Ring mt144, 2007, CD)
Edward Ka-Spel — Dream Logik Part One Edward Ka-Spel — Dream Logik Part One
(Beta-lactam Ring mt203a, 2007, CD)
LSD March — Nikutai no tubomi LSD March — Nikutai no tubomi
(Beta-lactam Ring mt195a, 2007, 2CD)
Seven That Spells — The Men from Dystopia Seven That Spells — The Men from Dystopia
(Beta-lactam Ring mt207, 2007, CD)
Soriah — Ofrendas de Luz a los Muertos Soriah — Ofrendas de Luz a los Muertos
(Beta-lactam Ring mt156, 2007, CD)
Ulkomaalaiset  — One Ulkomaalaiset — One
(Beta-lactam Ring negro 23, 2007, CD)
Volcano the Bear — Amidst the Noise and Twigs Volcano the Bear — Amidst the Noise and Twigs
(Beta-lactam Ring mt204a, 2007, CD)
Waldteufel — Sanguis Waldteufel — Sanguis
(Beta-lactam Ring mt069b, 2007, CD)
Edward Ka-Spel — Melancholics Anonymous Edward Ka-Spel — Melancholics Anonymous
(Beta-lactam Ring Black Series negro 21, 2007, CD)
Akai Ikuo — Language without Words Akai Ikuo — Language without Words
(Beta-lactam Ring mt143, 2008, CD)
Ariel Kalma — Le Temps des moissons Ariel Kalma — Le Temps des moissons
(Beta-lactam Ring mt189, 1975/2008, CD)
Aidan Baker — Book of Nods Aidan Baker — Book of Nods
(Beta-lactam Ring mt163, 2008, CD)
Nurse with Wound — Images / Zero Mix / Requital for Lady Day Nurse with Wound — Images / Zero Mix / Requital for Lady Day
(Beta-lactam Ring mt103/mt201/mt202, 2008, 22CD+Book)
The Silverman — Blank for Your Own Message The Silverman — Blank for Your Own Message
(Beta-lactam Ring mt208, 2008, CD)
Brunnen — Swoon Brunnen — Swoon
(Beta-lactam Ring mt148, 1993/2008, CD)
Seven That Spells — Black Om Rising Seven That Spells — Black Om Rising
(Beta-lactam Ring mt102a, 2008, CD)
Seven That Spells — Cosmoerotic Dialogue with Lucifer Seven That Spells — Cosmoerotic Dialogue with Lucifer
(Beta-lactam Ring mt174, 2008, CD)
Edward Ka-Spel — Dream Logik Parts One - Three Edward Ka-Spel — Dream Logik Parts One - Three
(Beta-lactam Ring mt203b, mt213b, mt215a, mt21, 2008, 4LP)
Edward Ka-Spel — Dream Logik, Part Two Edward Ka-Spel — Dream Logik, Part Two
(Beta-lactam Ring mt213, 2008, CD)
Ulkomaalaiset  — Two Ulkomaalaiset — Two
(Beta-lactam Ring negro 30, 2008, CD)
The Long Dead Sevens — The White Waltz & Other Stories The Long Dead Sevens — The White Waltz & Other Stories
(Beta-lactam Ring mt190+mt192, 2008, 2CD)
The CJ Boyd Sexxxtet — Fleur du Mal The CJ Boyd Sexxxtet — Fleur du Mal
(Beta-lactam Ring mt176, 2008, CD)
Makoto Kawabata / Shinsuke Michishita — Sex, Voyage, and Echo Chamber Makoto Kawabata / Shinsuke Michishita — Sex, Voyage, and Echo Chamber
(Beta-lactam Ring mt180a, 2008, CD)
Edward Ka-Spel — The Painted River of Regrets Edward Ka-Spel — The Painted River of Regrets
(Beta-lactam Ring mt169, 2009, LP)
Edward Ka-Spel — O'er a Shalabast'r Tyde Strolt Ay Edward Ka-Spel — O'er a Shalabast'r Tyde Strolt Ay
(Beta-lactam Ring mt048b, 2002/2009, CD)
Edward Ka-Spel — Dream Loops Edward Ka-Spel — Dream Loops
(Beta-lactam Ring mt230a, 2009, CD)
Volcano the Bear / La Société des Timides à la Parade des Oiseaux — The Shy Volcanic Society at the Bear and Bird Parade Volcano the Bear / La Société des Timides à la Parade des Oiseaux — The Shy Volcanic Society at the Bear and Bird Parade
(Beta-lactam Ring mt222, 2009, CD)
Nadja — Under the Jaguar Sun Nadja — Under the Jaguar Sun
(Beta-lactam Ring mt175a, 2009, 2CD)
Ilitch — La Maïeutique de la Quantique Ilitch — La Maïeutique de la Quantique
(Beta-lactam Ring mt152, 2010, CD)
Seven That Spells — Future Retro Spasm Seven That Spells — Future Retro Spasm
(Beta-lactam Ring mt234a, 2010, CD)
Else Teicher — Whored Else Teicher — Whored
(Beta-lactam Ring mt167, 2010, CD)
Legendary Pink Dots — The French Collection Legendary Pink Dots — The French Collection
(Beta-lactam Ring mt242a, 2010, 2CD)
Edward Ka-Spel — The Minus Touch Edward Ka-Spel — The Minus Touch
(Beta-lactam Ring mt240a, 2010, CD)
Ilitch — Un Jour Comme Tant d'Autres Ilitch — Un Jour Comme Tant d'Autres
(Beta-lactam Ring mt272, 2011, CD)
Seven That Spells — The Death and Resurrection of Krautrock: AUM Seven That Spells — The Death and Resurrection of Krautrock: AUM
(Beta-lactam Ring mt264, 2011, CD)
Edward Ka-Spel — A Pleasure Cruise through 9 Dimensions Edward Ka-Spel — A Pleasure Cruise through 9 Dimensions
(Beta-lactam Ring mt266b, 2011, CD)
Orbit Service — A Calm Note from the West Orbit Service — A Calm Note from the West
(Beta-lactam Ring mt265a, 2011, CD)
The Red Masque — Mythalogue The Red Masque — Mythalogue
(Beta-lactam Ring mt257a, 2013, CD)
Edward Ka-Spel — One Last Pose before the Ruin Edward Ka-Spel — One Last Pose before the Ruin
(Beta-lactam Ring mt179a, 2013, CD)
The Sevens Collective — A Too Much Divided Heart The Sevens Collective — A Too Much Divided Heart
(Beta-lactam Ring mt261, 2014, CD)

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