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Masayuki Takayanagi on the cover of April is the cruellest month, a blasted 1975 session now available on vinyl for the first time. Tatsuo Minami/Courtesy of Blank Forms Editions hide caption

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Sonny Sharrock (pictured here with Linda Sharrock, then his wife) approach his guitar like Albert Ayler played his saxophone — fiercely, yet tenderly out of bounds. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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