Charnel Music

Charnel Music is a record label devoted to releasing unusual music ranging from sheer noise assault to rhythmic and psychedelic musics. Our releases have included CDs from Crash Worship, Mainliner, Trance, and Gravitar. In addition to the releases on Charnel Music itself, we had the Circular Reasoning division, for somewhat more accessible music that included Japan's Angel'in Heavy Syrup and San Francisco's Tel Basta.

As of 2021, after many years of silence, a few vinyl-and-digital releases are in the works. Please visit our Bandcamp page for these and digital reissues of some early releases. You can follow the label there and join the mailing list for our extremely infrequent email updates.

If you're in a band, please don't contact us right now. While it's great to hear new music, we are releasing only a very small hand-selected few things these days, on no predictable schedule, with no particular plan.

The releases:

Vinyl LPs

CMLP-1
Damo Suzuki with Numinous Eye & Steve Eto
High School Pharmacy!!! — Coming Fall 2021
CMLP-2
Collision Stories
Avant l'Obscurité — Coming Fall 2021
CMLP-3
Mason Jones
Permanence, Perseverance, Persistence — Coming Fall 2021


Compact Discs

CHCD-1
Various Artists
Arrhythmia
CHCD-2
Trance
Automatism
CHCD-3
Crash Worship
Espontaneo!
CHCD-4
Various Artists
Dead Tech 3
CHCD-5
P.Children
Documentation
CHCD-6
Null/Jim O'Rourke
New Kind of Water
CHCD-7
Various Artists
Arrhythmia II
CHCD-8
Flying Testicle
Space Desia
CHCD-9
Various Artists
Land of the Rising Noise
CHCD-10
Crash Worship
Triplemania II
CHCD-11
Gravitar
Chinga su Corazon
CHCD-12
Ruins-Hatoba
Ruins-Hatoba
CHCD-13
Hybryds
The Rhythm of the Ritual
CHCD-14
Torture Chorus
In the Land of Lullabye
CHCD-15
Allegory Chapel Ltd.
When Angels Fall
CHCD-16
Trance
Augury
CHCD-17
Gravitar
Gravitaativaravitar
CHCD-18
Aube+Cock E.S.P.
Maschinenwerk
CHCD-19
Mainliner
Mellow Out
CHCD-20
Various Artists
Arrhythmia III
CHCD-21
C.O.T.A.
Ta'Wil
CHCD-22
SubArachnoid Space
Delicate Membrane
CHCD-23
Various Artists
Land of the Rising Noise Vol. 2
CHCD-24
Gravitar
Now the Road of Knives
CHCD-25
Mainliner
Mainliner Sonic
CHCD-26
Kadura
From the Depths of the Other Space
CHCD-27
Walking Timebombs
Walking Timebombs
CHCD-28
Onna-Kodomo
Syuuka
CHCD-29
Vas Deferens Organization
Sweat Your Cheeses, But Not in My Salad
CHCD-30
Fushitsusha
Gold Blood
CHCD-31
Mason Jones
International Incident
CHCD-32
Pain Teens
Pain Teens
CHCD-33
Various Artists
Land of the Rising Noise Vol. 3
REASON-1
Angel'in Heavy Syrup
III
REASON-2
Tel Basta
Lickerish
REASON-3
The Gay Barbarians
Bohemian Special


7" Singles

CHS-1
Hijokaidan, Trance, Allegory Chapel Ltd.
Live at the Starlight Furniture Company
CHS-2
Trance
Guitar Noise
CHS-3
Crash Worship
Pyru
CHS-4
Gravitar
Evil Monkey Boy
CHS-5
Melt-Banana
Hedgehog
CHS-6
SubArachnoid Space
Char-Broiled Wonderland