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Forced Exposure New Releases for 1/18/2016

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New music is due from Yves de Mey, MYR., and Lumisokea, while old music is due from The Screaming Abadabs, Dustin O'Halloran, and The Untied Knot.

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4 MEN WITH BEARDS

4M 525LP

POP, IGGY: Lust For Life LP (4M 525LP) 25.00
2016 repress. "Released less than a year after The Idiot, Lust For Life is a return to the sloppy, sleazy, blues-y, swagger of the Stooges. Though the record is again produced by David Bowie, he takes much more of a backseat musically, allowing for Iggy Pop to take center stage in his return to form. His best solo album and an absolute classic from this legend." 180 gram vinyl.

A RECORDINGS (UK)

AUK 007LP

BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE, THE: Thank God for Mental Illness LP (AUK 007LP) 20.00
2016 repress; Available on 180-gram yellow vinyl with download code for the original CD's 33-minute closing track "Sound of Confusion," excluded from this LP. This the first time that this title has been available on vinyl. At the risk of belaboring a rather obvious point, with Thank God for Mental Illness, their third collection of absolutely stunning music to be released in 1996, The Brian Jonestown Massacre parallels the prolific and effortless brilliance of The Rolling Stones at their fevered late-1960s peak; the sheer scope of their achievements is stunning -- rarely are bands quite so productive, or quite so consistently amazing. Thank God is The BJM's down-and-dirty country-blues outing, all 12-odd tracks supposedly recorded on a single July day at a cost of just $17.36. The Brian Jonestown Massacre is a psychedelic rock band originally from San Francisco, California, led by guitarist and singer Anton Newcombe. Since 1995, The Brian Jonestown Massacre has released numerous albums, first for Bomp!, the label that gave them their start, and later for TVT and Tee Pee. The BJM has been essential in the development of the modern U.S. garage scene, and many LA and SF musicians got their start playing with Newcombe, including Peter Hayes of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Originally, Newcombe was heavily influenced by The Rolling Stones' psychedelic phase -- the band's name combines the name of Stones founder Brian Jones with a reference to cult leader Jim Jones -- but his work in the 2000s has expanded into aesthetic dimensions approximating the UK shoegaze genre of the 1990s and incorporating influences from world music, especially Middle Eastern and Brazilian music.


AUK 026LP

BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE, THE: Tepid Peppermint Wonderland Volume 1 2LP (AUK 026LP) 25.50
2016 repress. Pressed on 180 gram black vinyl and housed in a gatefold sleeve. Remastered for a vinyl release. This 15-track compilation spans the years 1995-2004, featuring key tracks from all their albums as well as live recordings and many unreleased tracks. The Brian Jonestown Massacre is a psychedelic rock band originally from San Francisco, California, led by guitarist/singer Anton Newcombe. Since 1995 The Brian Jonestown Massacre has released numerous albums, first for Bomp! Records, the label which gave them their start, and later for TVT and Tee Pee. BJM has been essential in the development of the modern U.S. garage scene, and many L.A. and SF musicians got their start playing with Newcombe, including Peter Hayes of The Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Originally Newcombe was heavily influenced by The Rolling Stones' psychedelic phase -- the name comes from Stones guitarist Brian Jones combined with a reference to cult leader Jim Jones, but his work in the 2000s has expanded into aesthetic dimensions approximating the UK shoegazing genre of the 1990s, and incorporates influences from world music, especially Middle Eastern and Brazilian music.

ALGA MARGHEN (ITALY)

NMN 094CD

INTERSYSTEMS: Intersystems 3CD BOX (NMN 094CD) 53.00
First historical edition! Limited to 500 copies. This three-disc box collects Number One Intersystems (1967), presenting the correct side sequence and (for the first time) the original tracks' sub-section divisions; Peachy (1967), with (for the first time) the correct track separations, timings, and titles; and Free Psychedelic Poster Inside (1968), with (for the first time) the original (double) track titles. All works remastered by Intersystems founding member John Mills-Cockell for this edition. The three-CD box includes full-color digipak sleeves and a 56-page booklet with two texts by Intersystems founding members Michael Hayden and John Mills-Cockell situating Intersystems in the contexts of contemporary art and music, a text by Nick Storring about the original three records and Intersystems founding member Blake Parker, the complete chronology of Intersystems Presentations, and 23 full-page images illustrating the dense evolution of this short-lived and essential mixed-media collective.

ALTER (UK)

ALT 702EP

SHALLOW SANCTION: Without Light 7" (ALT 702EP) 12.00
After a rugged debut EP for Hospital Productions in 2014, London's Shallow Sanction up the ante on Without Light. Two anthemic tracks of misanthropic, boot-stomping deathrock that mix the dramatic lurch of Killing Joke, Part 1, and Christian Death with the primitive attack of The 4-Skins, Rudimentary Peni, and early Blitz -- so in case you were wondering if that strange mix was ever a thing, it is now. Features extra synth and electronics by Zen Zsigo/Cremation Lily. Limited to 250 copies.

AMPHETAMINE REPTILE RECORDS

AMREP 115LP

VA: Dope-Guns-'n-Fucking in the Streets: 1988-1998 Volume 1-11 3LP (AMREP 115LP) 42.00
Deluxe tri-fold triple LP version with download code. "Compilation of the famous Amphetamine Reptile Records 7" series! Featuring songs from Mudhoney, Superchunk, Helmet, Melvins, Halo of Flies, Cows, Boredoms, Surgery, Dwarves and tons more!"

ATCO

ATCO 33211HLP

CURTIS, KING: Plays The Great Memphis Hits LP (ATCO 33211HLP) 21.50
R&B saxophonist King Curtis with Melvin Lastie (trumpet), Floyd Newman (baritone saxophone), Dewey "Spooner" Oldham (organ, piano, electric piano) and Roger Hawkins (drums). 180 gram exact repro reissue this 1967 release, manufactured by Rhino.

BLACK SWEAT RECORDS (ITALY)

BS 020LP

CHAINO AND HIS AFRICAN PERCUSSION SAFARI: Jungle Echoes LP (BS 020LP) 25.00
"A young boy found and raised by American missionaries, the only survivor of a nonviolent African tribe whose members, entranced by ancient rhythms, had the ability to communicate with animals and run like cheetahs... Pulled away from this original enchanted world, he grew up among Westerners. He tried to adapt as much as he could but remained very much rooted in the land of his ancestors. Still haunted and nourished by his origins, he engraved the rhythms of his land into the grooves of an Omega Disk..." The year is 1959 and exotica music is in full swing. Beautiful women with banana belts and flower necklaces are gathering serious attention by seducing each and every average Joe dreaming of sunny holidays on exotic islands populated by colorful birds. Low-cost travel and mass tourism were on their way. Chaino and His African Percussion Safari were capable of playing for 17 hours straight -- seven percussion instruments at the same time. They recorded Jungle Echoes in a sublime delirium; it's an absurd myth and an imaginary product of the past. A unbelievable record made of rhythms and shouts; a jungle, a furnace, a disturbing trip into the imaginary world of this unrivaled percussionist, this son of Africa -- regardless of the myth surrounding his real origin. A dangerously addictive and syncopated atomic bomb of a record. Reissued by Black Sweat Records with Moi J'Connais.


BS 027LP

ABATE, MAURIZIO: Loneliness, Desire and Revenge LP (BS 027LP) 25.00
This acoustic guitar album is a big change for experimental musician Maurizio Abate. After many years of psychedelic albums combining improvisation with a creative recording process, he composed Loneliness, Desire and Revenge based on a more traditional method -- solo acoustic guitar. In the winter of 2014 he organized a series of Italian screenings of James Cullingham's 2013 documentary In Search of Blind Joe Death: The Saga of John Fahey, giving occasional solo guitar performances before screenings, and that occasion encouraged him to experience the guitar solo language. After playing these compositions at live shows, Maurizio decided to record the tracks in an almost definitive way, though the live interpretation of the songs is always mutating. He recorded alone in his house between Christmas 2014 and New Year's Day 2015 on a reel-to-reel tape recorder, performing acoustic guitar and, in a couple of songs, electric guitar and harmonica. Loneliness, Desire and Revenge is an intimate and confidential album, evoking the musician's moods and emotions, and a document of Abate's transition from improvisational electric sound to instrumental songwriting for acoustic fingerstyle guitar. Maurizio Abate is a self-taught guitarist active since the early 2000s with an instinctive approach to experimentation. Always looking for new forms of expression, he is committed to shaping the blues, folk, and psychedelic tradition in a personal and unique way. Driven by a strong fascination for stringed instruments, he has been involved in many recording sessions since 2006, releasing several LPs under his name or with other groups, and he has toured extensively in Italy and across Europe. Abate started performing live in 2006, playing electric guitar in styles ranging from free-from to noise and ambient. After various collaborations with improv-psychedelic ensembles (Eternal Zio, Neokarma Jooklo, Golden Cup, Rella the Woodcutter, BeMyDelay), he has developed a live performance based on a processed hurdy-gurdy, harmonica, and electronics through which he creates meditative, ritual desert soundscapes. Collaborations since then include the 2016 album Superficie with Alberto Boccardi and the 2015 album La pelle del fantasma with Giovanni Donadini (Canedicoda, Ottaven) as Arbre du Ténéré (HOL 084LP).

BLAST FIRST PETITE (UK)

PTYT 085LP

BLOOD SPORT: Axe to the Root LP+CD (PTYT 085LP) 25.00
Blood Sport: trio. Keegan, Parkin, and Potter. Drums, electronics, electric chordophone, baritone guitar, voice. Premiere ambassadors of Sheffield, England's aggro-beat sound. Audio propaganda from the UK's "first city of sanctuary." Mongrel soundclash pups of hi-NRG 'tronics and Afro-beat. Musical wing of northern underground party agitators Hybrid Vigour. Brothers-in-arms to tie-dye tapes and the audacious art experiment. Shoeless dancers. "A glorious fusion of opposing forces. . . . you never quite know if they're here to start the party or to destroy it" --Loud and Quiet. Includes a bonus mix CD with tracks by AMRL, Mark Ernestus Presents Jeri-Jeri, Tal National, Tshetsha Boys, Hieroglyphic Being, and Modular Pursuits remixed by Daphni; alternate mixes of album tracks; and remixes of album tracks by Richard H Kirk.

BOXED (UK)

BOXED 001EP

VA: Boxed001 12" (BOXED 001EP) 14.00
Some of electronic music's most crucial producers -- Mumdance, Finn, Murlo, JT the Goon, Yamaneko -- have found a second home of sorts in Boxed. The first 12" on the Boxed label opens with Slackk and Dullah Beatz's contemplative "Forest Walk," which is the polar opposite of Lloyd SB's stripped-back banger "X Out." Trends's monstrous remix of Geeneus's "Old Skool 2" seems to share little in common with Spokes's "Tragedy in the Jasmine Garden." But all have been road-tested at Boxed and become crowd favorites; at both the club night and on this release, they make perfect sense together.

CHERRY RED PHONOGRAPH (UK)

CRP 111LP

SOFT MACHINE: Softs LP (CRP 111LP) 23.00
2011 release. "Cherry Red Phonograph is proud to present a fully re-mastered edition of the classic 1976 album Softs, by one of the most influential exponents of the British underground, Soft Machine. This album was the band's second for the Harvest label (Pink Floyd and later Wire) and featured a new line-up of Karl Jenkins (piano, synthesizers), John Marshall (drums), Roy Babbington (bass), John Etheridge (guitar), and Alan Wakeman (sax). Seven of the album's eleven tracks were composed by Jenkins, who had taken over keyboard duties from Mike Ratledge (who makes his last appearance here on 'Song Of Aeolus' and 'Ban-Ban Caliban'), so the band at this stage was largely a vehicle for Jenkins' own vision. Also, taking Alan Holdsworth's place on guitar is John Etheridge, whose jaw-dropping speed and prowess made it quite obvious that he was no second fiddle. This is an album of exquisitely executed instrumental jazz fusion that has unfortunately often been overlooked over the years (leaving it un-issued on vinyl for over two decades)! Re-mastered from the original tapes and featuring the original artwork."


CRP 114LP

PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI: The World Became The World LP (CRP 114LP) 22.00
2012 release. Premiata Forneria Marconi, better known in English speaking countries as P.F.M., were arguably the finest Italian progressive rock band of the 1970s and certainly one of the most well known. A successful act in their home land, they came to international attention when they signed to Emerson, Lake and Palmer's label Manticore in 1973. They recorded the album The World Became The World in 1974. With English lyrics, some penned by ELP and King Crimson lyricist Pete Sinfield, this edition of PFM's second album for Manticore has been re-mastered from the analogue tapes. Includes lyrics and fully restored artwork.


CRP 202LP

SHADOWS OF KNIGHT: Shadows of Knight LP (CRP 202LP) 23.00
2013 release. Three years gone from their massive hit, "Gloria," only one original member remained in the band; lead singer Jim Sohns. Thinking the world wasn't done with him yet, he assembled a band and inked a deal with the hit-makers Jerry Kasenetz and Jeff Katz and cut a record, which produced one final hit for the group in "Shake" and this self-titled LP. A bit of a hit chasing LP, it's all over the map stylistically, from the expected snotty R&B to psychedelic excursions to hard rock to pop. Although this might sound off-putting at first, the album rewards with later listens as the record has some of the best songs of the Shadows of Knight's brief career. Reissued here on LP by Cherry Red Phonograph.

CIEN FUEGOS (AUSTRIA)

CF 013LP

BROTZMANN SEXTET/QUARTET, THE PETER: Nipples LP (CF 013LP) 34.00
180-gram vinyl. The legendary, rare Brötzmann album finally reissued on vinyl for the first time, with the special fold-out leporello on the front. One-time pressing of 1000. Originally released on Calig in 1969. Side A: The Peter Brötzmann Sextet: Peter Brötzmann: tenor sax; Evan Parker: tenor sax; Derek Bailey: guitar; Fred van Hove: piano; Buschi Niebergall: bass; Han Bennink: drums. Recorded at Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, Germany, on April 18, 1969; recording engineer: Kurt Rapp. Side B: The Peter Brötzmann Quartet: Peter Brötzmann: tenor sax; Fred van Hove: piano; Buschi Niebergall: bass; Han Bennik: drums. Recorded at Rhenus Studio, Godorf, Germany, on April 24, 1969; recording engineer: Conny Plank. Cover design: P. Brötzmann.

COLUMBIA

CS 9106HLP

DAVIS, MILES: My Funny Valentine - Miles Davis In Concert LP (CS 9106HLP) 20.00
180 gram reissue of this 1964 concert. "These five lengthy tracks (specifically, 'All of You,' 'Stella by Starlight,' 'All Blues,' 'I Thought About You,' and the title cut) put the emphasis on the lyricism of Davis, along with some strong statements from tenor saxophonist George Coleman and freer moments from the young rhythm section of pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Tony Williams." --AllMusic


CS 9401HLP

DAVIS QUINTET, MILES: Miles Smiles LP (CS 9401HLP) 20.00
2014 reissue on 180 gram vinyl, originally released in 1966. "With their second album, Miles Smiles, the second Miles Davis Quintet really began to hit their stride, delving deeper into the more adventurous, exploratory side of their signature sound. This is clear as soon as 'Orbits' comes crashing out the gate, but it's not just the fast, manic material that has an edge -- slower, quieter numbers are mercurial, not just in how they shift melodies and chords, but how the voicing and phrasing never settles into a comfortable groove. This is music that demands attention, never taking predictable paths or easy choices." --All Music


CS 9875HLP

DAVIS, MILES: In A Silent Way LP (CS 9875HLP) 20.00
2013 reissue of Miles Davis' 1969 LP on 180 gram vinyl. "There is no melody, not even a melodic frame. There are only vamps and solos, grooves layered on top of other grooves spiraling toward space but ending in silence. But even these don't begin until almost ten minutes into the piece. It's Miles and John McLaughlin, sparely breathing and wending their way through a series of seemingly disconnected phrases until the groove monster kicks in." --All Music


PC 31906HLP

DAVIS, MILES: On The Corner LP (PC 31906HLP) 20.00
180 gram reissue of Miles Davis' expansive 1972 album. ""Here are killer groove riffs that barely hold on as bleating trumpet and soprano sax lines (courtesy of Dave Liebman on track one) interact with John McLaughlin's distortion-box frenzy. Michael Henderson's bass keeps the basic so basic it hypnotizes; keyboards slowly enter the picture, a pair of them handled by Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea, as well as Ivory Williams' synthesizer." --All Music

CREAKED (SWITZERLAND)

CRDS 053EP

GRACE CORE: KRSNA 12" (CRDS 053EP) 14.00
With her luminously warm debut EP, KRSNA, Grace Core offers up a provocative, high-energy style blended with possessed chanting, modern pop, post-rave, and hypnotic trance. These elements come together to occupy a remarkably weird place all her own. Taking cues and hints from pop-inspired releases, KRSNA slowly progresses from atmospheric and dreamy, uplifting melodies to increased tempos with powerful, lilting synths, addictive pounding, and relentless drum kicks. It showcases a deconstructed, panoramic set of tracks that shimmer with confidence and wonder. The result is focused and coherent record that flows with a conceptual ease, leaving the listener completely fulfilled.

CULTURES OF SOUL RECORDS

COS 014CD

VA: The Boston Creative Jazz Scene 1970-1983 CD/BOOK (COS 014CD) 20.00
"This deluxe overview of Boston's creative jazz scene is packaged in an 8 ½ x 5 ½, 80 page book documenting the rich history of the music with in-depth analyses and photos. In the 1970s Boston was a fertile ground for a very creative jazz scene. Small, independent venues ranging from lofts to churches to clubs opened up to support this thriving backdrop while jazz musicians set up their own labels. One man was there through it all, playing music and documenting the musical landscape. His name was Mark Harvey and here is his story.... Mark Harvey and Deano Sounds pulled together the most comprehensive package of Boston Jazz released to date. The album has been assembled as a deluxe package that includes, in addition to the music, an 80-page book documenting the rich history of this music scene with in-depth analyses and photos of the jazz musicians involved. The music on this album is culled from rare private press Jazz LPs that were pressed in small quantities of a few hundred for members of the band and the local jazz community at the time. The music here runs the gamut of funky jazz from Arnie Cheatham's 'Thing' to the deep free jazz of the Phill Musra Group or the spoken word brilliance of Worlds, to the complex metric structures of Stanton Davis' 'Play Sleep.' This is a collection of very rare eccentric jazz pieces for your enjoyment!"


COS 014LP

VA: The Boston Creative Jazz Scene 1970-1983 2LP BOX (COS 014LP) 30.00
"This deluxe overview of Boston's creative jazz scene is presented as a double LP set, packaged in deluxe box with each piece of vinyl housed in its own euro-style glossy jacket. Also included is an 8 ½ x 5 ½, 80 page book documenting the rich history of the music with in-depth analyses and photos." Artists: The Mark Harvey Group, Thing, The Phill Musra Group, Worlds', Stanton Davis' Ghetto Mysticism, and Baird Hersey with Dave Leibman.


COS 108EP

CARLOS & JOCAFI/OS INCRIVES, ANTONIO: Quem Vem La/Paz e Amor 7" (COS 108EP) 7.50
"When Greg Caz and Deano Sounds teamed up to create The Brasileiro Treasure Box of Funk & Soul they created a collection of vintage Brazilian music that stretches across the scope of funk, soul, and psychedelic. Co-compiler and Brazilian music aficionado, Greg Caz says: 'Without necessarily having a central theme other than funky nuggets from the first half of the 70s, we believe this compilation displays its own particular sense of logic, and that these songs ultimately all sound fantastic together. Regardless of one's familiarity, or lack thereof, with artists like Antonio Carlos & Jocafi, Os Incríveis, Toni Tornado or Celia, the material on these 45s speaks its own truth and justifies their inclusion here. Many of these were originally available as singles, while others were taken from albums, but all are guaranteed to find their way into many DJ boxes and playlists.' The stunning 45s from this set will now be available for individual sale. The series kicks off with a split 45 with the out and out rocker from Antônio Carlos & Jocafi (Quem Vem Lá) on the A-Side and the groove laden 'Paz E Amor' from Os Incriveis on the B-Side."


COS 109EP

TONI TORNADO: Bochechuda/Aposta 7" (COS 109EP) 7.50
"When Greg Caz and Deano Sounds teamed up to create The Brasileiro Treasure Box of Funk & Soul they created a collection of vintage Brazilian music that stretches across the scope of funk, soul, and psychedelic. Co-compiler and Brazilian music aficionado, Greg Caz says: 'Without necessarily having a central theme other than funky nuggets from the first half of the 70s, we believe this compilation displays its own particular sense of logic, and that these songs ultimately all sound fantastic together. Regardless of one's familiarity, or lack thereof, with artists like Antonio Carlos & Jocafi, Os Incríveis, Toni Tornado or Celia, the material on these 45s speaks its own truth and justifies their inclusion here. Many of these were originally available as singles, while others were taken from albums, but all are guaranteed to find their way into many DJ boxes and playlists.' The stunning 45s from this set will now be available for individual sale. The series kicks off with Toni Tornado's 1972 single Bochechuda b/w Aposta."

D-EDGE RECORDS (BRAZIL)

DEDGE 025EP

RATIER (FEAT. STIMMING), RENATO: Filosofia 12" (DEDGE 025EP) 12.50
D-Edge founder Renato Ratier teams up with Stimming (Diynamic) for two fine tracks that showcase both artists' styles in all their glory. "Filosofia" is a playful, loose-limbed dancefloor groover with blasts of sub bass, richly soulful pads, and a slow-burning sense of crescendo. It's perfectly detailed and expertly produced to really jump out of the speakers. "Conscious" slows to a perfectly seductive crawl with lazy drums, slow blasts of white noise, and a poignant bassline all backed by glowing pads for a soothing, seductive, and sensual overall effect.

DEKMANTEL (NETHERLANDS)

DKMNTL 029LP

ANDERSON, JOEY: Invisible Switch 2LP (DKMNTL 029LP) 23.00
Double LP version. The art of omission is a craft New Jersey native Joey Anderson masters like few others. After releasing his acclaimed debut album After Forever in 2014 (DKMNTL 017CD) and the 1974 EP in 2015 (DKMNTL 023EP), Anderson returns to the Dekmantel label, serving up the signature sound for which he's beloved. Invisible Switch is the perfect example of what Anderson can do with very little, catapulting him to his place as one of the finest and most original techno and house producers to date.

DELL'ORSO RECORDS (UK)

EDDA 037LP

BUTTERFLY CHILD: Futures LP (EDDA 037LP) 21.00
LP version. Anyone with affection for treasure of a particularly luminous dream-pop vintage will know about Joe Cassidy and his alias Butterfly Child. Having recorded three albums and a handful of EPs in the '90s, Cassidy returned in 2012 with the No Longer Living In Your Shadow 7". Now, the first Butterfly Child album since 1998 is here. Futures is a radiant 54-minute journey invested with Cassidy's usual melodic richness -- both musical and vocal -- and a more widescreen production, though the album was recorded at Cassidy's LA home. Sonically, the album lives somewhere between The Beach Boys and dream pop, but with a much more direct emotional impact, between bliss and melancholy. It combines new songs with previously unreleased older material, reaching as far back as Cassidy's very first demos as a teenager. The lush, sun-dappled climes of LA can be felt in the expansive folds and grooves of Futures, both on the softer, heartache-y side and on pop-centric songs such as "A Shot in the Dark" and "Holding On." "Holding On" was inspired by a string loop that Guy Sirman of Dell'Orso Records sent to Cassidy, which reminded him of Dionne Warwick, though the eventual track was inspired by Jimmy Webb and Glen Campbell. This being LA, Cassidy could call on his pals Justin, James, and Christiaan, Webb's three sons, to add backing vocals, while Campbell's son Cal plays guitar and percussion. The track also features drummer Matt Walker (also on "A Shot in the Dark") and keyboardist Brian Liesegang. Other Futures guests are Ryan J Rapsys of Euphone (drums), Pendle Poucher (a Butterfly Child accomplice back in the '90s, on "glitch" guitar), Merritt Lear (another Butterfly Child accomplice, and Assassins co-singer, on violin and backing vocals), and Oliver Kraus (strings and horns on the exquisite finale "Beauty #2"). The album is released in advance of a single featuring a remix of "A Shot in the Dark" by Assassins producer Stephen Hague (also of Pet Shop Boys and New Order fame). "All I can do is hope that people out there are into slow heartache music, and will get it!" says Cassidy. Having waited since 1998, Cassidy might only wait another year for the next album: "I told Guy, I have a great Phil Spector-style pop record here! There's little point in repeating myself."

DELSIN (NETHERLANDS)

DSR 112CD

D5: Sides of Space CD (DSR 112CD) 17.00
Delsin are proud to present Sides of Space, a collection of 12 classic, lost, and forgotten tracks from atmospheric techno producer D5. D5 has released a number of fine EPs on Delsin that date back to the turn of the millennium, as well as a fine full-length in 2002 titled Alien Artform. The tracks on this compilation have been chosen from old CD-Rs by Delsin boss Marsel and truly reflect the artist formerly known as Dimension 5's fine tradition of relaxing, chilled-out, Detroit-influenced techno. Sides of Space includes his most classic track, "Floatation Tank" (which was a standout from the 2005 Panet Delsin compilation), as well as all cuts from the sought-after 2006 Neutrino EP, and the work sounds as good now as it ever did. In all there are seven previously released tracks and five never-before-heard cuts, and they all make for absorbing listening in the club, on headphones, or from the sofa.


DSR 112LP

D5: Sides of Space 3LP (DSR 112LP) 31.00
Triple LP version. Delsin are proud to present Sides of Space, a collection of 12 classic, lost, and forgotten tracks from atmospheric techno producer D5. D5 has released a number of fine EPs on Delsin that date back to the turn of the millennium, as well as a fine full-length in 2002 titled Alien Artform. The tracks on this compilation have been chosen from old CD-Rs by Delsin boss Marsel and truly reflect the artist formerly known as Dimension 5's fine tradition of relaxing, chilled-out, Detroit-influenced techno. Sides of Space includes his most classic track, "Floatation Tank" (which was a standout from the 2005 Panet Delsin compilation), as well as all cuts from the sought-after 2006 Neutrino EP, and the work sounds as good now as it ever did. In all there are seven previously released tracks and five never-before-heard cuts, and they all make for absorbing listening in the club, on headphones, or from the sofa.

DIYNAMIC (GERMANY)

DIYNAMIC 013LP

OST & KJEX: Freedom Wig 2LP (DIYNAMIC 013LP) 23.00
Double LP version. Includes download code. Norwegian duo Ost & Kjex have come a long way from their 2004 debut album Some, but not all cheese, comes from the Moon, with their acclaimed 2010 follow-up, Cajun Lunch, and many collaborations with such high-flyers as Solomun, Jamie Jones, and H.O.S.H.; they have grown to become one of the few acts that perfectly bridges the gap between underground electronic music and indie pop music. Five years after their 2010 second album, following lots of touring and working on their signature sound, the duo decided it was time for another album. Freedom Wig is laced with contributions from their contemporaries. Anne Lise Frøkedal, Hanne Kolstø, Jens Carelius, and Jaw (of dOP fame) donate their wonderful and distinct voices to the album, jazz legend Bugge Wesseltoft adds keys, and modern composer Ole-Henrik Moe contributes string arrangements, along with the Traces Gospel choir, Nasra Ali Omar (marimba), Tore Brevik (percussion), and Arild Hammerø (guitars). They all add their flavor to an album that is rich in tradition but still distinctly modern. From the jazzy intro of "Honky Tonk," through the must-dance bassline of "ChaChaCha" and the tropical wooden xylophone sound of "Down River," to the almost spiritual hums of "Easy," this album brings such rich detail that it demands multiple listens to discover all facets of its composition. Versatility is the predominant feature of this album, which mixes Ost & Kjex's soulful vocals with an upbeat electronica sound. On their continuously evolving path, Ost & Kjex have made quite a few stops at places that might sound familiar, such as fabric (London), Panorama Bar (Berlin), Watergate (Berlin), Kater Holzig (Berlin), The Villa (Oslo), Rex Club (Paris), Badaboum (Paris), Culture Box (Copenhagen), The Cat & the Dog (Tel Aviv), Destino (Ibiza), Beachouse (Ibiza), Indigo (Istanbul), and many more. In a scene that is ever so grim, it is quite refreshing to see someone with a wink and a smile on their face, and this is what Ost & Kjex have always been about -- bridging the gap between ecstatic live performances in sweaty nightclubs and the grandeur of not taking oneself too seriously.

DRUMPOET COMMUNITY (SWITZERLAND)

DPC 052EP

FRANKEY & SANDRINO: Starchild 12" (DPC 052EP) 12.00
After a brilliant EP on Innervisions, Frankey & Sandrino deliver here their debut for DPC. "Starchild" takes the listener into the deepest shades of house, driving, modern, and beautiful at the same time. "Lost," on the flipside, is an epic tune, featuring the brilliant vocals of UK-based singer Jinadu. "Starchild" is already being played by Âme and other DJs, and there are some exciting remixes in the pipeline.


DPC 058EP

WASHERMAN: The Awakening EP 12" (DPC 058EP) 12.00
Washerman strikes back with four versatile tracks. After probably almost a hundred releases and remixes under monikers like Sequel or Azuni, he gained a big reputation as Washerman. He founded his own label, Deep Down Slam, and also released for labels such as Kerri Chandler's Madhouse, to name but one. He's constantly in his studio, creating, programming, and writing tracks that create an irresistible moment on the dancefloor. This man from Zurich has a rhythm, a vibe, and one hell of a groove, so close your eyes, turn off the lights, turn up your soundsystem, and dance!


DPC 060EP

FRANKEY & SANDRINO: Ways of the Sun/Fornax 12" (DPC 060EP) 12.00
German duo Frankey & Sandrino deliver one big tune after the other; their 2015 hit "Acamar" on Innervisions was probably one of the most played tracks that year. Now they are back on Drumpoet Community with "Ways of the Sun," a deep and emotive tune that features the beautiful vocals of Swedish singer La Oeberg. On the flipside it's the trippy and intergalactic "Fornax."

ECHOCORD (GERMANY)

ECHO 068LP

MIKKEL METAL: Resemblance 2LP (ECHO 068LP) 23.00
Double LP version. Mikkel Metal was the first artist on Echocord and the main reason for the label's inception. After many releases, he returns to Echocord in 2016 with his first full-length album since 2008's Peaks and Troughs (ECHO 004CD). Bypassing dub-techno as the starting point, this is music clearly consistent with his earlier output. Its ten tracks evolve around a melancholic melodic framework, and while there is clearly a nod to Detroit and another to dub-techno, the overall impression is consistently and unmistakably of Mikkel Metal himself. A hypnotic, very enjoyable, and thorough return from the Danish artist.

EDITAINMENT (GERMANY)

TAIN 012EP

BOE & ZAK: Rudy EP 12" (TAIN 012EP) 14.00
Tiger & Woods' siblings Boe & Zak present the Rudy EP, which opens with the soaring strings and instantly captivating vibe of "Loop for Love," an epic Henry Street disco-house track. "Kiss My Cologne" is a dubbed-out drum workout laden with FX; "Unstoppable" is a disco rap cut-up with an additional bonus trip.

END OF AN EAR

EOE 001LP

STICK MEN WITH RAY GUNS: Grave City LP (EOE 001LP) 16.50
"Dallas, Texas' Stick Men With Ray Guns was one of the most caustic and dangerous punk bands to ever exist, casting a long shadow that continues to darken those who stumble in out of the sun. Performing for much of the 1980s, the band lived to antagonize audiences (and one another) in a twisted display of love that showcased their departed frontman Bobby Soxx's vehemently anti-Christian views, radical art, and twist of self-destruction. Guitarist Clarke Blacker could bend two chords into a hateful dirge and a complete breakdown of musical structure. The rhythm section of bassist Bob Beeman and drummer Scott Elam perfected the midnight thud of interminable tempos that extended time for the purpose of putting the boot down on unsuspecting crowd members' throats. Violence at their shows was always anticipated, and the group built up a powerful reputation for their live presence and transgressive content without ever leaving their home state. They have no equal in modern music and likely never will, though many have and will get part of the way there. Stick Men With Ray Guns never released a proper record in their own time. This is where End of an Ear comes in with Grave City, the premiere release on the beloved Austin, TX's record store's new imprint. Together for the first time, here is every single studio track that was ever recorded by Stick Men With Ray Guns along with the two live tracks (plus one bonus track) as originally released on the four compilations: A Texas Trip, Live at the Hot Klub, Cottage Cheese From the Lips of Death, and Tales From the Edge Volumes 5 & 6. Each track has been restored and remastered for this release by Jack Control at Enormous Door Mastering in Austin, Texas."

FULL PUPP (NORWAY)

FP 050EP

PRINS THOMAS: Toransu 2x12" (FP 050EP) 25.00
The Full Pupp label revamps its design for its 50th release, which is also the label's first double-12" release. A mixture of new tracks and reworks of tracks from Prins Thomas's 2014 III album, plus a chunky Chmmr rework of "Stockholm Express."

FUTURE CLASSIC (AUSTRALIA)

FCL 080DLX-EP

TOUCH SENSITIVE: Pizza Guy (The Remixes) 12" (FCL 080DLX-EP) 14.00
The original 2013 12" release of Touch Sensitive's "Pizza Guy" sold out extremely quickly, and there has been a consistent demand for a repress ever since, with the original selling 42K units worldwide. This reissue includes remixes from Melbourne's Fantastic Man and enigmatic French house producer I:Cube, who delivers a remix and a dub. Includes download code for bonus remixes by Sau Poler and Sage Caswell.

GAMMA PROFORMA (UK)

GPF 060EP

RAMMELLZEE: Crayzay 12" (GPF 060EP) 14.00
180-gram 12". Rammellzee passed away in 2010, but before he left us he recorded his magnum opus, Cosmic Flush, with producer Jonah Mociun. Gamma Proforma continues its commemorative 12" series of the Cosmic Flush tracks, released here for the first time, with Crayzay, the third release in the series. This collection of breakcore and speed metal-influenced rap tracks fully realizes Rammellzee's complex philosophy and unique vision of futuristic hip hop, apocalyptic science fiction, and extreme sonic exploration. Here, "Crayzay" has been visually interpreted by pioneering European artist Delta and remixed by Mike Ladd, who cites Rammellzee as one of his major influences.


GPF 062EP

RAMMELLZEE: Fight My Fire 12" (GPF 062EP) 14.00
180-gram 12". Rammellzee passed away in 2010, but before he left us he recorded his magnum opus, Cosmic Flush, with producer Jonah Mociun. Gamma Proforma continues its commemorative 12" series of the Cosmic Flush tracks with Fight My Fire, the fourth release in the series. This collection of breakcore and speed metal-influenced rap tracks fully realizes Rammellzee's complex philosophy and unique vision of futuristic hip hop, apocalyptic science fiction, and extreme sonic exploration. Here, "Fight My Fire" has been visually interpreted by Doze Green, a friend and contemporary of Rammellzee's, and remixed by Edan, who cites Rammellzee as a major influence.

GET ON DOWN

GET 51293LP

CYPRESS HILL: Cypress Hill LP (GET 51293LP) 21.00
2016 repress. "Somewhere in between the rock-star mischief of the Beastie Boys and the slow-creeping funk of Dr. Dre, Cypress Hill introduced their hazy-eyed sound to the world on their self-titled 1991 debut and things have never quite been the same since. The original Cypress Hill album captures the group at their risk-taking best, mixing gangster posturing, LA street politics, Latin flavor and warped humor to-gether under a thick cloud of weed smoke and innovative beats. Nasal-voiced rapper B-Real and his partner Sen Dog, backed by the adventurous production styles of DJ Muggs, produce classics records like 'How I Could Just Kill a Man,' 'Pigs,' 'Stoned is the Way of the Walk' and 'Hand on the Pump.' Since its release, the album has won acclaim as one of Rolling Stone's 'Essential Recordings of the 90s' and 'Top 100 Best Rap Albums' by The Source magazine. Get On Down is proud to present one of the most influential and important hip-hop albums ever, Cypress Hill, in this special red vinyl release, featuring audio remastered from the original source tapes."


GET 56021LP

PERRY & THE UPSETTERS, LEE 'SCRATCH': Super Ape LP (GET 56021LP) 21.00
2016 repress. "Few artists enjoy a legacy that involves a re-engineering of the very genre in which they work. Lee 'Scratch' Perry is such an artist. As a pioneer of dub reggae Perry viewed the mixing console as musical instrument in its own right. The influence of his revolutionary approach has been felt world-wide and into genres far beyond reggae. His 1976 effort, Super Ape, is considered a masterpiece of this or any genre. Working with The Upsetters at his Black Ark studio Perry created a sound with such a lasting appeal that The Rough Guide includes Super Ape as one of their 100 Essential Reggae releases. Comes with a 22" x 22" Super Ape poster."


GET 56039CD

BIG L: Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous CD BOX (GET 56039CD) 25.00
"2015 was the 20th Anniversary of this undisputed New York classic from the late, great, Harlem MC, featuring production from D.I.T.C. legends Showbiz, Buckwild and Lord Finesse. As fans have come to expect, Get On Down gives this incredible record the respect it deserves with this unique reissue package. The album itself was another shot across the bow of mid-90s pundits who were prophesizing the death of New York's boom-bap dominance. Alongside recent classics from Nas, Biggie, Mobb Deep and Smif N Wessun, Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous laid out the ascendancy of another visionary MC who could throw down brags punchlines with the best of them, but who never veered away from truly thoughtful lyrical dialogue. Most tracks on the album feature slower tempos, which gave the soon-to-be-immortalized MC the chance to fully explore a range of flows and approaches. Cases in point include the two commercial singles -- 'Put It On' and 'MVP' -- as well as the promo-only single 'Street Struck,' the latter produced by Lord Finesse and containing perhaps L's deepest rhymes on the album. There are also some great posse cuts here, starting with '8 Iz Enuff,' which was all about exposing L's crew (including Herb McGruff, Mike Boogie and Buddah Bless); and the amazing 'Da Graveyard,' which let established peers like Lord Finesse and Grand Daddy I.U. flow alongside another newcomer to the scene named Jay-Z. Less-renowned but no less crucial album cuts like 'All Black' and 'I Don't Understand It' help to tie it all up in a beautiful boom-bap package, with production by and from legends in the game that vaulted Big L into the national spotlight. L would be tragically taken from us in 1999, so this album -- along with 2000's posthumous The Big Picture -- will always be special to fans. Big L was a huge talent with the world in front of him, and it's only right to celebrate his life again on the 20th Anniversary of the album that started it all for him. This unique set features an in-depth liner notes booklet written and compiled by journalist Chris Faraone. The CD configuration is housed in a deluxe box with original album artwork wrapped around the cover."


GET 744EP

BIG PUN: Still Not a Player 7" (GET 744EP) 11.00
"This 45 has heat on both sides. HEAT. Side A is Big Pun's smash 'Still Not A Player' which features the R&B singer Joe who Pun based his previous hit 'I'm Not A Player' on. This single came out a time when a lot of rap on the radio was actually good, but in this case it was incredible. Pun was already a 'rappers rapper', but with 'Still Not A Player' he outdid everyone. It was heavily played on radio and big in the clubs. The B Side has Pun teaming up with his mentor Fat Joe for 'Twinz (Deep Cover 98)' over a remake of Dr. Dre's classic beat. Here Pun delivers one of his most quoted verses that contains among others 'Dead in the middle of Little Italy little did we know that we riddled some middlemen who didn't do diddly'. The two trade back and forth for one of the hardest collaboration on Pun's debut and making this the perfect B Side."

GLASS REDUX (UK)

REDUX 005CD

YOUNGS, RICHARD: Inside the Future CD (REDUX 005CD) 16.50
Richard Youngs is a British musician with a prolific and diverse output, including many collaborations. Based in Glasgow since the early 1990s, his extensive back catalog of solo and collaborative work formally begins with Advent, first issued in 1990. He plays many instruments, most commonly choosing the guitar, but he has been known to use a wide variety of other instruments including the shakuhachi, accordion, theremin, dulcimer, a home-made synthesizer (common on early recordings), and even a highway bridge -- not to mention an a cappella album. For many years, live performances were very occasional and almost always in Glasgow; he has stated publicly that he finds live performance "incredibly nerve-racking: stomach cramps, tension headaches..." However, in the 2010s, he has begun to perform more regularly (including a tour of New Zealand in 2010 and a UK tour in support of Damon and Naomi in 2011), and many of these shows have been predominantly vocal. Inside the Future is a collection of ten short acoustic songs heavy on overdubbed voice and the textures of acoustic and classical guitars. Experimental, yet firmly rooted in traditional song form, it is both heartfelt and determined by chance, improvised and carefully structured.

HABIBI FUNK (GERMANY)

HAB 002LP

FADOUL: Al Zman Saib LP (HAB 002LP) 25.00
LP version. "Reissue of very rare arabic funk music with a punk attitude, for fans of labels like Now Again, Pharaway Sounds, Soundway, Analog Africa, etc. 8 tracks of raw Arabic funk music, none of these have ever been reissued before. So far Fadoul (or Fadaul, or Faddoul, the transcription of his name to Latin letters differs)& his music had not been rediscovered, as a matter of fact most of those songs still left no trace whatsoever in the world wide web. It took us 2 years and countless trips to Morocco to find the artists family to license the release from them. Comes with liner notes, unseen live photos and lyrics translations."

HI RECORDS

SHL 32087LP

GREEN, AL: Explores Your Mind LP (SHL 32087LP) 14.00
Exact repro of "1974's Al Green Explores Your Mind . "Continues the Mitchell and Green uptempo groovy hard soul alliance. Although more mellow than Green's previous releases, this album reflects only in part the changes Willie Mitchell had begun to weave into his music, giving his productions a lighter feel... Contains the classic 'Take Me To The River,' later also recorded by the Talking Heads and the sentimental 'School Days.'"

HOLIDAYS RECORDS (ITALY)

HOL 084LP

ARBRE DU TENERE: La Pelle del Fantasma LP (HOL 084LP) 25.00
L'Arbre du Ténéré, known in English as the Ténéré Tree, was a solitary acacia that was once considered the most isolated tree on Earth, standing alone for over 250 miles. It was a landmark on caravan routes through the Ténéré region of the Sahara in Northeast Niger, until it was knocked down by a drunken truck driver in 1973. La pelle del fantasma is the debut full-length by the duo of Maurizio Abate and Giovanni Donadini (Ottaven, Fantamatres). They build a dialogue between open improvisation and harmonic structures, moving from ambient soundies to textures of soft psychedelia in an effort to create a musical portrait of this special tree and its history, from the lonely past to its present form as a commemorative metallic sculpture. Edition of 150.


HOL 089LP

KONSTRUKT & PETER BROTZMANN: The Message: Live at Kargart 2LP (HOL 089LP) 34.00
Limited edition of 200. A meeting with the giant. In this live session recorded in 2014, the konstruKt quartet's basic lineup reunites again with Peter Brötzmann, with whom they recorded the amazing studio album Dolunay (rec. 2008, rel. 2011) and Eklisia Sunday (rec. 2011, rel. 2013; also with Hüseyin Ertunç and Do?an Do?usel). As the title says, all are invited to listen to the message hidden in these rhapsodic vibes, where the energy of an elephant stampede is channeled into a coherent structure of percussion (and the drumming here is absolutely mind-blowing), electric guitar, double bass, and two whirling -- but still clearly discernable -- saxophones.

HUNTLEYS + PALMERS (UK)

HUNTLEYS 018EP

LUNA (FEAT. ALEJANDRO PAZ)/CARISMA: H+P Split 7" 01 7" (HUNTLEYS 018EP) 12.00
Huntleys + Palmers presents its first 7", pairing Carisma's '80s synth boogie track "A las Quince la Mañana" with Luna's electro ripper "Breathe" (featuring Alejandro Paz on vocals). These tracks bookended the Boiler Room Upfront mix by Huntleys + Palmers in 2015, and the label has been asked about them ever since. Artwork by Fort Rixon.

IBADAN RECORDS

IRC 129EP

VA: Rudra 12" (IRC 129EP) 15.50
Jerome Sydenham's "Rudra" is an absolutely boisterous deep house track that's also uplifting in its simplicity. On "Hegelian Dialectic," Sydenham joins forces with Janne Tavi for a sultry techno adventure infused with an illuminating arrangement that stays grounded with classic beats and boundless, magnificent sound. "Disco Juice," another joint production from Sydenham and Aschka, is filled with technotensity for a raw, heated mood. "Je Ka Jo" is a Joe Claussell masterpiece filled with radiant energy from the wild percussion to the infection bassline.

IMPORTANT RECORDS

IMPREC 417LP

BASINSKI & RICHARD CHARTIER, WILLIAM: Divertissement LP (IMPREC 417LP) 22.00
2016 repress. Divertissement is the third collaborative full-length from minimalist composer William Basinski and sound artist Richard Chartier. The duo utilizes electronics, piano, tape loops, and short-wave radio to evoke a dense atmosphere suggesting hundreds of years of history rising up from the depths of a reverberating cathedral. Subtle, buried, and intense murmurs of melody morph through this deeply consuming and slowly evolving composition in two parts. William Basinski is a classically trained musician and composer who employs obsolete technology and analog tape loops to create haunting, melancholy soundscapes that explore the temporal nature of life and resound with the reverberations of memory and the mystery of time. His epic four-disc masterwork The Disintegration Loops was chosen by Pitchfork Media as one of the top 50 albums of 2004; upon its reissue in 2012, Pitchfork awarded it a score of 10 and the title of best reissue of the year. Installations and films made in collaboration with artist and filmmaker James Elaine have been presented in festivals and museums internationally, and his concerts are presented to sold-out crowds around the world. Basinski was chosen by Antony Hegarty to create music for Robert Wilson's 2011 opera The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic. Maxim Moston's orchestral transcriptions of The Disintegration Loops have been performed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Queen Elizabeth Hall, and the Swiss festival La Bâtie. Richard Chartier (b. 1971), sound and installation artist, is considered one of the key figures in the current of reductionist electronic sound art that has been termed both "microsound" and neo-modernist. Chartier's minimalist digital work explores the interrelationships between the spatial nature of sound, silence, focus, perception, and the act of listening itself. Chartier's work has been presented internationally, including at the 2002 Whitney Biennial, and he has performed his work live across Europe, Japan, Australia, and North America at digital art and electronic music festivals and exhibits. In 2000 he formed the record label LINE and has since curated its continuing documentation of compositional and installation work by international sound artists and composers exploring the aesthetics of contemporary and digital minimalism. In 2010, Chartier was awarded a Smithsonian Institution Artist Research Fellowship to explore the National Museum of American History's collection of 19th-century acoustic apparatus for scientific demonstration.

INDUSTRIAL RECORDS (UK)

IRCTV 001LP

CARTER TUTTI VOID: f (x) LP (IRCTV 001LP) 27.50
2016 black vinyl repress. LP version. Includes download code. Chris Carter, Cosey Fanni Tutti (Chris & Cosey/Throbbing Gristle), and Nik Colk Void (Factory Floor) expand and explore onward from their critically-acclaimed 2012 debut album Transverse with the full-length studio album f (x). Featuring their distinctive metallic guitar sound, distorted vocals, resounding basslines, and electro-industrial rhythms, this music is not for the fainthearted. Released by the legendary Industrial Records label, home of Throbbing Gristle since 1976.

IT'S PSYCHEDELIC BABY! (SLOVENIA)

IPB 002

IT'S PSYCHEDELIC BABY!: Issue #2: 2015 MAG (IPB 002) 11.00
The second issue of the printed version projected from well-known leading psych website It's Psychedelic Baby! This issue is focused on US psychedelic folk, with articles and interviews with artists such as Michael Yonkers, Dave Bixby, Dana Westover, Linda Perhacs, The Tree People, Gary Higgins, and others, as well as ten pages of new release reviews. 48 pages (40 black and white; eight in color).

JANUS

JLS 3009LP

CANNED HEAT: Vintage LP (JLS 3009LP) 14.00
"Canned Heat was formed in 1965 by Alan 'Blind Owl' Wilson (guitar/harmonica/vocals), and Bob 'The Bear' Hite (vocals). Before hitting the charts in 1968 with their version of Jim Oden's 'On The Road Again' (#20 in the USA, #10 in the UK), here is how they sounded in 1966 when R&B pioneer Johnny Otis produced their first recordings. A perfect match, considering that Wilson and Hite were avid record collectors and blues aficionados, choosing to stay close to the originals on their versions of classics like Muddy Waters' 'Got My Mojo Working,' Willie Dixon's 'Spoonful' and 'Pretty Thing,' John Lee Hooker's 'Louise' and 'Dimples,' and Elmore James' 'Rollin' and Tumblin'.'"


JLS 3044CLP

CYMANDE: Cymande (Colored Vinyl) LP (JLS 3044CLP) 15.00
Blue-colored vinyl of Cymade's debut album, featuring their hit single "The Message," which went to the top of the American pop and R&B charts and resulted in their 1973 tour alongside the likes of Al Green, Jerry Butler and Billy Preston.

JUST THIS (ITALY)

JT 006EP

LOFFLER, CHRISTIAN: Lost EP 12" (JT 006EP) 12.50
Christian Löffler comes from a small city near the Baltic Sea. "Lost" in those landscapes, his music expresses a unique vibe that drifts from a dialogue with this inspiring nature. Walking "unknown" paths, he passes through mysterious boundaries of a mysterious soul. Lake People's interpretation of "Lost" is a strong melting pot of different energies, transporting the listener onto a stroboscopic basement dancefloor. Nuno dos Santos's remix of "Unknown" is a magnetic translation of a dialogue between soulful ambience and dark atmospheres. Hidden voices whisper melancholic anthems in a never-ending night.

KASHUAL PLASTIK (GERMANY)

KASH 003EP

GEORGIA: No Urtext, No Ursituation 10" (KASH 003EP) 16.00
"Brian Close and Justin Tripp, following up Asemic Club, for this promising, young Berlin label, 'founded for hedonistisch, free-spirited music lovers. The Short Run releases shall be dedicated to the underground and casually combine selected tunes from all kinds of music. Don't ride your horse backwards to the future!'. 10" in hand assembled screen printed sleeve with sticker."

KEYSOUND RECORDINGS (UK)

LDN 057EP

JT THE GOON: Oil on Ice EP 12" (LDN 057EP) 14.00
Keysound Recordings presents a grimey addition to the family: an EP from JT the Goon, fresh from his critically acclaimed 2015 debut album on Oil Gang. Four versions of the "Oil on Ice" riddim, including three VIP versions commissioned for the label so that "Oil on Ice" could be played in the camp's rolling 130bpm sets. JT the Goon (an early member of Slew Dem Crew alongside Chronik, Waifer, Rage, et al.) co-produced "Gunman Riddim," the track that made the Korg Triton's amsfeedbacklead preset a grime staple almost as recognizable as Wiley's eski click and Musical Mob's Pulse X bass hits.

LE POP MUSIK (GERMANY)

LPM 034LP

MENDOZA Y LA ORKESTA, SERGIO: Sergio Mendoza Y La Orkesta LP (LPM 034LP) 17.00
LP version. Includes download code. Arizona's Sergio Mendoza and his band La Orkesta mix myriad Latin styles -- what Mendoza calls "indie mambo," salted with generous handfuls of cumbia, merengue, and ranchera -- and then feed all that through a psychedelic prism. They perform their songs with charm and panache, set off by the fireworks of the group's resident showman, the multi-talented Salvador Duran, who sang with Willie Nelson on "Senor" in the 2007 Bob Dylan biopic I'm Not There, and has performed alongside Neko Case, Iron and Wine, and Glen Hansard. Sergio Mendoza Y La Orkesta, the band's full-length debut, was originally released as an LP in 2012.

LEYLA RECORDS (NETHERLANDS)

LEYLA 003EP

WITCH: Induction Hardened Bedways 12" (LEYLA 003EP) 12.50
Four uncompromising tracks from English duo Witch. "Zpkf" is a hypnotizing production that erupts into a cacophonous battle between rhythm and leads, leaving the listener stranded on the dancefloor, unable to do anything but move forward into the music. "Okhstk" takes a more traditional approach, though the sound remains just as rugged, with distortion obscuring the edges of the rhythm while melodic pressure mounts. "Flec" starts with a steady, marching rhythm, the distorted kick drum somewhere in the listener's vicinity... until it's suddenly front-and-center, inescapable. "Vosmr" is another slow-building, buzzing production that lures you in and swallows you whole.

LIFE AND DEATH (ITALY)

LAD 026EP

TALE OF US & MIND AGAINST: Astral 12" (LAD 026EP) 12.50
Is the mind fully contained within the physical brain? Or can it traverse places outside the self and consensual reality? Exploring this theme of journeying beyond one's strict sense of self, label-mates and friends Tale of Us and Mind Against join together to create a work that exceeds the sum of its parts. With a restrained but expressive sonic palette, these accomplished artists from the Life and Death label team play with tension and release to bring the listener to a place that certainly seems to exist -- even if it's not clear exactly where it is.

LINEAR LABS

LL 024-7

GHOSTFACE KILLAH: Return of the Savage/King of New York 7" (LL 024-7) 11.00
"In 2014 Adrian Younge provided Ghostface Killah with a sonic backdrop equal parts hip hop and Italian horror, as much Ennio Morricone as sweet boom bap. Select singles from the project will now be available, presented here Return of The Savage b/w King Of New York in a full color jacket. 12 Reasons To Die II is vividly brought to life with the help of Younge's never-endingly evocative and unique brand of cinematic, psychedelic soul. The music -- on which Younge himself plays upwards of 10 instruments -- was recorded strictly on analog tape, to bring out the true grit of the '70s era that provides the Twelve Reasons backdrop. Younge's work of course sounds great -- as presented here, it looks as good as it sounds with the Italian horror inspired graphics splattered all over the full color jacket."


LL 030LP

YOUNGE PRESENTS VENICE DAWN, ADRIAN: Something About April II LP (LL 030LP) 25.00
"In the years since the release of Adrian Younge's Something About April, he has been coined America's black genius: the evocation of analog vestige in a digital era. His majestic music has garnered him reverence, likened to Ennio Morricone's best work and the Beatles' tenacity to create new sounds. Fortuitously, Something About April has made an indelible impression on modern vinyl heads and producers alike, being sampled by DJ Premier, Jay-Z, Common, 50 Cent and more. The Something About April brand is an axiom to the modern 'Breakbeat' and Linear Labs is happy to announce its successor: Something About April II. Recorded with Younge's collection of rare instruments, Something About April II advances his musical paradigm with enterprising concepts and grander compositions -- it synthesizes the boundaries between dark American soul and classic European cinema. With effervescent conviction, Younge executes with an array of entrancing vocalists: Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab) and Bilal perform duets on 'Step Beyond' and 'La Ballade,' reminiscent of Serge Gainsborg and Jane Birkin; Raphael Saadiq blends 'Black Jazz' vocals with psychedelic soul on 'Magic Music;' Israeli star, Karolina, delivers haunting chants over concertos like 'Hear my love' and 'Winter is Here;' Loren Oden croons as if the apparent ghost of Donnie Hathaway created one last love song, 'Sandrine.' Younge is the experimental spirit of the modernist vanguard, looking at the past to create the future. What this album extrapolates, from vinyl culture, will become further magnified by its sampling down the line. Something About April II will replace the former as a holy grail for producers and collectors alike."

LIVE AT ROBERT JOHNSON (GERMANY)

PLAYRJC 039EP

FORT ROMEAU: Secrets & Lies 12" (PLAYRJC 039EP) 12.00
Fort Romeau presents his second release on Live at Robert Johnson. His take on neo-dance, post-disco, and house is as unmistakable as it is dreamlike.

LOVELAND RECORDINGS (NETHERLANDS)

LLR 1012EP

O'DONOVAN, IAN: Vortex EP 12" (LLR 1012EP) 14.00
Ian O'Donovan presents the third release on Loveland Recordings after the label's return in 2015. The Irish producer was catapulted to Loveland's attention when Adam Beyer closed the 2014 Loveland Festival with O'Donovan's "Vortex," which opens this EP before "Shimmer" presents O'Donovan's warmer Detroit-influenced side. Two intense techno tracks, "In the Pale Moonlight" and "Undercurrent," are closer to the sound of O'Donovan's contribution to Drumcode's 2015 A-Sides Vol. 3 compilation, "The Border."

METAL FACE RECORDS

MF 2005LP

KMD: Bl_ck B_st_rds (Deluxe) 2LP (MF 2005LP) 30.00
"MF Doom's first group and their controversial sophmore release Bl_ck B_st_ards is now available in a deluxe double vinyl pressing. The gatefold jacket includes a pop-up featuring the KMD mascot. The words 'lost classic' get thrown around from time to time, but KMD's sophomore album, Black Bastards, truly fits the bill. Originally scheduled for release in the spring of 1994, their label unceremoniously shelved it at the eleventh hour due to controversy over the provocative cover art. Surviving group member MF Doom (then known as Zev Love X) -- as fans know, his younger brother Subroc was killed in 1993 -- tried to release the album on other labels, but met more dead ends. Sadly, it languished in hip-hop purgatory until six years later. Even then, the album had only a limited release via small indie labels. Beyond the fact that the controversy surrounding the cover -- featuring the group's long-standing mascot being hanged by a makeshift gallows -- was unfair, the group's fans being denied access to this album only compounded the injustice. Because musically and lyrically, it was a truly amazing record, full of youthful creativity, tinged with the stress of growing up as black men in urban America. Unlike on the group's 1991 debut, Mr. Hood, Subroc had fully come into his own as both a producer and an MC on Black Bastards, and his untimely death made the album's shelving that much more tragic. Heavily influenced by the mind-bending spoken word album Blue Guerrilla by Gylan Kain (from 1970), songs like 'What A Nigga Know' (the only single released from the album), the slippery, bass-driven 'Get U Now' and the album's title track explore black consciousness viewed through young-but-experienced eyes. Musically alternating between bouncy and raw --many times both concurrently -- the tracks gave both MCs the springboard they needed to express themselves clearly, whether on the catchy, more lighthearted 'Sweet Premium Wine,' the psychedelic, abstract 'Suspended Animation' or the intricate mash-up of television samples heard on the instrumental 'Garbage Day #3.'"

MITTENS ON PUBLISHING (UK)

MITTENS 001BK

BURGESS, MARK: View from a Hill Book (MITTENS 001BK) 33.00
2016 re-release; originally released for RSD 2015. Dimensions: 23.3 x 2.8 x 15.3 cm. Paperback, 506 pages. Includes exclusive download track. View from a Hill is the story of Mark Burgess, singer and founding member of legendary Manchester cult heroes The Chameleons. Mark takes us through four decades of pop culture as he charts The Chameleons' development, as well as their cruel treatment at the hands of a corrupt music industry. Amidst intrigue in the Middle East, expeditions in search of the Loch Ness Monster, and acid trips that inspired the band's language and sound, there are countless music industry anecdotes that will make your jaw drop. Moving and hilarious by turns, View from a Hill is a highly entertaining rollercoaster ride of a rock memoir. Previously only published in very limited print runs in 2010, this edition of Mark's autobiography represents the definitive version of the work. Completely revised and augmented by a full discography, Chameleons family tree, and an introduction by Karren Ablaze!, this book is a must for Chameleons fans everywhere.

MONK (ITALY)

MK 319LP

BOGGS, DOCK: When My Worldly Trials Are Over LP (MK 319LP) 17.50
2010 release. "Pioneering singer / banjo player Dock Boggs (b. 1898) got his start playing (while working) in the coal mines all over the poverty-stricken Appalachian region. His earliest recordings, a blend Appalachian old-time music and early blues, come from 1927-1929. During this time Boggs was fairly popular and able to make a living with his music, much to the dismay of his wife who, like many others at the time, considered secular music a sin. By 1930, however, the Great Depression had forced Boggs to pawn his banjo and go back to selling moonshine and working in the coal mines. This would have been the end of Boggs' career had he thankfully not been rediscovered by folk revivalist Mike Seeger in the 1960s and subsequently recorded some great records for Smithsonian Folkways. This record is comprised of some extremely rare alternate takes (recorded between 1927-1929) of some of his greatest songs."

MONOTYPE (POLAND)

MONO 017LP

KROJC/FISCHERLE: John, Betty and Stella LP (MONO 017LP) 25.50
John, Betty and Stella is a collaboration between Krojc and Fischerle, two musicians who feel best wandering around stylistic eclecticism. The record is a radio drama based on vintage audio material for learning English. Krojc and Fischerle cut out textbook roleplaying activities from the source material on old vinyl and processed and adapted the clips. The result is a funny and surreal collage of dialogues, sound effects, and music resembling a series of skits. The recordings are saturated with a tension that imbues even a casual conversation about the nutritional values of porridge with the ambience of a thriller and keeps the listener in a Hitchcockian suspense. "Mateusz Wysocki (Fischerle), who runs the Pawlacz Perski label, is also an author of children's books ... Jakub Pokorski (Krojc) is well-versed in literature-inspired music. Each brings their individual skills to bear on this recording, which comes across as found theatre. The tracks seem benign on the surface, but with an undercurrent of danger; behind the stately wolf's smile lies a row of crooked teeth." --A Closer Listen


MONO 085CD

PHILLIPS & HIROSHI HASEGAWA, DAVE: Insect Apocalypse CD (MONO 085CD) 16.50
Dave Phillips and Hiroshi Hasegawa met in 1997 at an event at Tokyo's Antiknock venue featuring Incapacitants, Masonna, C.C.C.C., and Schimpfluch Gruppe. Geographical distance allowed for few connections in the years following, but when they happened, they were always profound. In 2012 the Swiss LUFF festival initiated a Japanese edition of their festival, and asked for Swiss-Japanese collaborations. Naturally, Phillips and Hasegawa reconnected, first at a studio in K?enji, then as a live collaboration at the LUFF event in Tokyo. The resulting recordings were analyzed and processed and enhanced with additional material, and the result is Insect Apocalypse. Dave Phillips: field recordings; Hiroshi Hasegawa: filters/effects. Recorded on April 26, 2012, at Afterbeat Studio, Tokyo, and on April 29, 2012, at LUFF Japan festival, SuperDeluxe, Tokyo. Additional material recorded by Hiroshi Hasegawa in July 2013 in Tokyo. Additional material recorded by Dave Phillips between 2001 and 2011 in the jungles of Vietnam, Ecuador, Thailand, and Indonesia. Edited by Dave Phillips, December 2013 - February 2014, in Zürich.


MONO 087CD

ASTRID: The West Lighthouse Is Not So Far CD (MONO 087CD) 16.50
The West Lighthouse Is Not So Far is the fourth album by French band Astrïd. The compositions, each titled after a lighthouse, create ambient soundscapes, filled with sparkling details and ornaments, which fluidly move into disturbing moments when strong basslines meet repetitive percussion. The band shows how thin the border is between harmless calm and storms of heavy guitar waves. Recorded and mixed by Cyril Secq at Goulephar Studio in the countryside of Nantes, France, between March 2013 and January 2014. Composed and performed by Cyril Secq, Vanina Andréani, Guillaume Wickel, and Yvan Ros.


MONO 089CD

DOKURO: AVALON CD (MONO 089CD) 16.50
Dokuro is the artistic maelstrom formed by the duo of Agnes Szelag and The Norman Conquest. As an improvisational duo their love for song-form and noise unveils itself during their intense live performances. As they delve into layers of sound they commit themselves to the compositional surprises each one presents, reacting, and in turn creating unexpected transitions that unfold into the next exploration. These intersections and song-like clusters, along with their abstract and textural videos, create a space for listeners to dream. The two met while working toward their Master's degrees in Electronic Music and Recording Media at Mills College in Oakland, CA; they started playing music and making art together in 2006. The Wire described their 2008 debut, The Black Room, as "discreetly sculpted ... extremist fare that blasts away the earwax without leaving you feeling pointlessly bludgeoned." In creating their second album, AVALON, the duo moves in a more transcendental and reverential direction while continuing their penchant for electronics, synthesizers, voices, cello, and noise. The mood of AVALON is at times dark and pensive, yet at other times uplifts the listener into a delicate trance. AVALON was recorded live in various venues in Europe in the spring of 2012.


MONO 092CD

RYDBERG: Rydberg CD (MONO 092CD) 16.50
If one turns on the tap then the sound of the water changes with the temperature. Warm water sounds darker. Warm days sound different from cold ones. Moist air sounds different from dry air. In August 2013, it was unusually humid and hot in Berlin. High up under the roof in the studio in Kreuzberg it was a little hotter still. Nicholas Bussmann and Werner Dafeldecker have known each other for a long time, and they have made music together on numerous occasions. Maybe it was these special circumstances that made precisely this music possible. It was simply too hot for too much -- thus the music emerged as if from the hands of a gardener who only grants his plants the necessary support, sufficient water, or a wire around which they can entwine themselves. Like climbing plants, the sounds ascend, opening their blossoms, winding their way around obstacles, sprouting their pods and dropping their fruit. Nicholas Bussmann: sampler, electronics; Werner Dafeldecker: function generator, electronics.

MOONSHAKE (SPAIN)

MOON 005LP

MASUDA, JUNICHI: Pokemon LP (MOON 005LP) 44.00
"Every track for the original Game Boy games and the theme song from the TV show. Limited to 500 copies on red/white vinyl."

MULE MUSIQ (GERMANY)

MUSIQ 193EP

CHAOS IN THE CBD: Digital Harmony 12" (MUSIQ 193EP) 12.50
Chaos in the CBD debuts on Mule Musiq with their warm deep house tunes. Mule Musiq loved their 2015 release on Rhythm Section, and while listening to the record, the label received a demo from them. Signed immediately.

NDAGGA (UK)

ND 022EP

ERNESTUS' NDAGGA RHYTHM FORCE, MARK: Lamb Ji/Lamb Rhythm 12" (ND 022EP) 13.00
"Lamb Ji" features Mbene Diatta Seck. "Further into Mbalax derived, rhythm focused territory b/w drums scape in dub-mode." --Hard Wax

NE'ASTRA MUSIC GROUP

NMG 5763LP

SLUM VILLAGE: Fantastic Volume II LP (NMG 5763LP) 25.00
Repressed. "After the success of Slum's 1997 studio debut, Fan-Tas-Tic Vol. 1, the group went to work on their follow up. Though the project was completed in '98, label turmoil kept the project on ice until 2000. By the time Fantastic Volume II hit Dilla was well on his way to his status as a hip hop legend having produced cuts for Common, Busta Rhymes, Erykah Badu, A Tribe Called Quest and many more. Later works from Slum Village may have had more of an impact sales-wise (in the immediate) but Fantastic Vol. 2 had fans and many critics saying that Slum Village, and Dilla in particular, may 'single-handedly save rap music.' Perhaps that statement is hyperbole but many consider Fantastic Volume II to be Slum Village's finest work ever to this day. Ne'Astra Media Group now presents the album reissued on vinyl, for the first time in several years. Every wobbling bass note of J Dilla's production has been preserved to maintain the legacy of this hip hop rap classic and maintain the legend of one of hip-hop's greatest beatsmiths."

OIL GANG (UK)

OILGANG 012EP

DULLAH BEATZ: Ballys On 12" (OILGANG 012EP) 14.00
On the A-side the orchestral minimalism of the title-track gives way to the Indian scales of "Time," both of them full of sub and menace. Then on the B-side, there's a track called... "Oil Gang." This was Dullah's choice -- the label isn't just on an ego trip. The echoes of Oil Gang's other releases are there, though, including a JT-style flute riding gunshot hats and AMS Feedback. The last track, "Floating," rounds up the EP with steel drums riding Dullah's inimitable style. This is the first time there's been a proper Dullah Beatz statement on vinyl.

OMINIRA (UK)

OMINIRA 011LP

MOLTO: Versatile International Service LP (OMINIRA 011LP) 23.00
"Eighteen freeform electronic miniatures by Lorenz Lindner -- aka Mix Mup -- after his love of experimental ambient and soundtrack idioms."

OPAL TAPES (UK)

OPAL 065LP

LUMISOKEA: Transmissions from Revarsavr LP (OPAL 065LP) 22.00
Lumisokea continue their exploration of rhythm technology and electroacoustic experiments while paying tribute to the pioneering spirit of the visionary inventors and composers from the early 20th century in the former Soviet Union. Transmissions from Revarsavr presents a meticulously balanced aural web of polyrhythmic constructions, clashing and chiming copper plates, sub-zero bass shudders, and glowing synths. Combining their fondness for electroacoustic experimentalism with traditional rhythm science from Southern India and Korea, Lumisokea create a music in which the pulsating rhythms wind and coil unto themselves like a snake biting its own tail while metallic clangs and howling drones float in and out of focus. The point of departure for Transmissions from Revarsavr was a recording Lumisokea made in early 2014 of Vladimir Popov's "Noise Instruments," remarkable mechanical contraptions designed in the 1920s to imitate the sounds of the coming industrial era. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at D&M. Artwork by Darren Brian Adcock.

OPTIMO TRAX (UK)

OT 018EP

MUSLIMGAUZE/UNDERSPRECHE: Split 12" (OT 018EP) 12.00
In the mid-'90s, Bryn Jones aka Muslimgauze sent JD Twitch of Optimo CD-Rs of unreleased material, including the track featured here in slightly edited form (along with Victor Shan and Gerd Janson's "Rave Mix"). Jones dated the track to 1985, which means that he pre-empted UK hardcore by about five years -- especially remarkable given his use of tape loops instead of samplers. Mysterious male/female Italian duo Underspreche debut on the AA-side. "Flowers from the Lake" samples (with permission) field recordings of the Kenyan Mijikenda tribes (HJR 068CD/LP, 2013); the exquisite hypno-techno of "Naked" exudes a warmth rare in modern techno.

OSTGUT TON (GERMANY)

OSTGUT 021LP

KOBOSIL: We Grow, You Decline 2x12" (OSTGUT 021LP) 25.00
Double 12" version. Includes download code. Kobosil presents We Grow, You Decline, his debut album. Born, raised, and based in Berlin, the DJ and producer has been making waves at Ostgut Ton and Berghain since emerging in 2013. Kobosil made his debut with a remix of Barker & Baumecker's "Silo" (OSTGUT 062EP, 2013); completely unknown at the time, he has since earned his stripes as a DJ on the club's main floor, eventually becoming a resident at Berghain. Following five subsequent 12" releases and his first live sets, We Grow, You Decline dares the audiences to adjust their perception of Kobosil's previous releases and listen carefully in quieter environment than the usual dancefloor setting. The album expands on Kobosil's fondness for more abstract, non-dancefloor rhythms, discomforting sounds, and mindful listening, previously manifested in "Plant 5" (RK, 2013), "Less" (RK, 2013), "Herschel" (Unterton, 2013), "There" (Marcel Dettmann Records, 2014), "Head" (RK, 2014), and "Athtar" (OSTGUT 091EP, 2015). Drawing influences from musique concrète via electronic body music toward present-day techno, these tracks combine gritty textures with melodic hints and contrast bleak, off-beat rhythms with drone passages, delving into ambient and industrial soundscapes. The steadily increasing synth pulse and constant crackle of opener "Telling the Truth" don't culminate in a maximalist floor-pleaser but segue into the field-recording-led dub techno cut "To See Land" and the hissing melancholy of "Reflection." "The Exploring Mountain" follows this vibe by asynchronously intertwining a hollow kick drum with organic percussion and distant bells; its final kicks anticipate the more techno-led middle section that begins with the hypnotic "Aim for Target." Meandering, brittle harmonies first introduced to the Kobosil sound with "Avernian" on his 2015 91 EP find their way into "The Living Ritual," topped with his trademark kick drum, alienated percussion, and a beguiling synth layer toward the end. Underneath the delicate, crackling surface of songs such as "When I Speak" and the aforementioned "To See Land" there are distant voices to be heard, while they're more prominently featured in the throbbing, atmospheric "Eihwaz" and the robotic pulse of "You Answered with Love." With nine-minute closer "They Looked On," Kobosil unchains the listener as the album's hovering suspense is dispersed into a warm, hazy horizon. We Grow, You Decline is a bold statement from Kobosil's growing musical repertoire and a reflection of his multi-faceted artistic development. Music, bright like a smile and dark as the soul.

OUT-SIDER (SPAIN)

OSR 039LP

BACHS, THE: Out of the Bachs LP (OSR 039LP) 25.50
Restocked; '60s garage-psych moody monster! Out of The Bachs was originally released in 1968 as a private pressing of 150 copies; it's one of the rarest USA '60s garage/teenbeat albums ever. The band consisted of five young kids from Chicago, regulars at local teen dances, who decided to release an album for their fans before splitting up. Recorded and mixed in just ten hours at a makeshift studio, Out of The Bachs offers 12 amazing self-penned songs with a sound ahead of its time. Pure teenage-angst vocals, crashing Rickenbackers, fuzz outbursts, killer moody tracks... Sadly, all previous reissues of the album failed to capture the true sound of the original, until the Time-Lag label reissued it in 2011 with remastered sound from a pristine original vinyl copy. This reissue uses the same audio master as the out-of-print Time-Lag edition. File next to The Rising Storm, The Fantastic Dee-Jays, The Savages. Includes insert with detailed liner notes and rare photos.

P&P

PP 2222EP

GOULD, JESSE: Out of Work 12" (PP 2222EP) 15.00
"There is no doubt Peter Brown's P&P is one hell of an eclectic label. Enter Jesse Gould's Powerful protest song 'Out of Work'. A song that could have easily fit better at the Harlem Cultural Festival in the summer of '69 than at a Disco in '77. A regular at David Mancuso's Loft, this fast-paced Funk Jam Borderlines Disco. However more Sly Stone than Disco Inferno, the realities of Harlem were all here on display. Produced and arranged by Billy Nichols, 'Out of Work' showcases the qualities that made him famous - Funky Rhythms rooted from his time at Motown, Big Strings and special attention to the Drum Section. Another incredibly rare record, another incredible opportunity to own what the Disco Black Market has priced for more than a Day's Work minimum wage."


PP 555EP

ACUNA, MARTA: Dance, Dance, Dance 12" (PP 555EP) 15.00
"This monster Underground Disco classic was produced by the legendary Patrick Adams and it's considered to be one of his best and rarest pressings. Released in 1977 on P&P Records, 'Dance Dance Dance' was ahead of its time laying ground for the signature sound he'd soon to be known for on productions for the likes of Inner Life, Loleatta Holloway, Bumblebee Unlimited, and Musique. This Classic release combines a smooth blend of Latin rhythms, an infectious bass line and Arp keyboards that create a dubbed out cosmic vibe, while Marta Acuna's dreamy vocals glide in and out. This is the perfect tune to close out an evening of hot summer dancing, a NYC Disco Classic. This Highly sought after and extremely rare 12" has seen other lives as well, heavily sampled in Underground House tracks like Alex Neri's 'Planet Funk' and covered by Joey Negro and his Sunburst Band."

PAMPA (GERMANY)

PAMPA 007LP

DJ KOZE: Amygdala 2LP +7" (PAMPA 007LP) 20.00
2016 repress; gatefold double LP version with bonus 7" (featuring two tracks not on the CD) and download code. The world has been waiting for this album -- DJ Koze offers a long-awaited return with this astonishing, mind-blowing album. Amygdala is Koze's Sgt. Pepper's. It's an unreal 78-minute walk through Koze's mind, complete with moods, intensities, sounds and scenes as yet unheard of. It feels more like a double album, urging you to turn over and change the records time and time again. Amygdala amazes with its sheer musicality, deepness and its ethereal sound design. Nobody else could unite artists like Caribou and Dirk von Lotzow, Hildegard Knef and Matthew Dear, Ada and Milosh in such an organic way and on one and the same record as Koze did. There's never been anything like it. In the true style of Kosi Kos, its all about the courage to dare, about letting voices resonate undisguised in all their authentic peculiarity. About creating truthfulness. How much can you cut out, when does the flame die down? On the other hand, under which circumstances could it even burn for ever?

PERLON (GERMANY)

PERL 092-4LP

VILLALOBOS, RICARDO: Dependent and Happy 4 12" (PERL 092-4LP) 14.00
2016 repress. Part 4 of the vinyl editions of the full-length Dependent and Happy (PERL 092CD) from Ricardo Villalobos. Was originally released in 2012 as an edition of 300 -- to be sold only in the Perlon retail shop. Now available to just about anyone.


PERL 105LP

VILOD: Safe in Harbour 2LP (PERL 105LP) 23.50
2016 repress; Double LP version. The smart and airy groove of atoms in space rules this mesmerizing album from Ricardo Villalobos and Max Loderbauer as Vilod, leading off with an irresistibly deconstructed downbeat monstrosity deceptively tagged as the "Modern Hit Midget" -- it's actually a giant. One giant of seven, to be precise: Safe in Harbour contains seven giants of free funk that proceed through a variety of way-out psychedelicacies. Which increase in flavor under headphones. The wane of the free-floating energy in Villalobos and Loderbauer's 2011 Re: ECM work is more than offset here by the increase in rhythmic push through sensual syncopation and eruptive bass energy. The duo is the impetus in Perlon's swinging machine.

PLASTIC-WORLD (AUSTRALIA)

PWRLD 009EP

WILLIAM, THOMAS: Annum Contra 12" (PWRLD 009EP) 14.00
Sydney-based producer Thomas William has been active since the early 2000s, inspiring such artists as Seekae, Cliques, and Cassius Select. This collection of rhythmic studies features Lamtech9 and Kid Kairo, who both regularly attend Lion Mountain Studio, a community recording space for young people in Sydney's Sierra Leonean community where William volunteers. Chun Yin (aka Rainbow Chan) contributes vocals to "Tuition," a track that reflects William's interest in testing aesthetic standards; in his words, "how far can you go with just a minor triad, or a straight arpeggio, or a few tuned drum sounds? Can you undercut and reclaim musical clichés?"

PNN (GERMANY)

PNN 013CD

MYR.: Diamondbacks Make Wonderful Pets CD (PNN 013CD) 17.00
The PNN label's most enigmatic artist, myr., presents his full-length debut, Diamondbacks Make Wonderful Pets. The album's nine tracks represent an exciting evolution in myr.'s trajectory as an artist, following his 2015 debut EP, Nobody Knows Avalon (PNN 010EP). myr. seems to have dug deep and discovered another level to his sound. Each of the tracks on the record is confidently offbeat and precisely composed. "A Little-Bitty Bowl (with B.Hotton)" mixes thunder sound-effects with glitchy synth bleeps, layering them above darker tones that build to a perfect storm in the middle. myr.'s ability to carry off strange hybrids is what makes his music unique. From the ghostly warbles of "I Think I Hear Them Coming" to the sunnier sounds of "Eleanor," myr.'s disregard for the norm has led to an exceptional album that surprises at every turn.


PNN 013LP

MYR.: Diamondbacks Make Wonderful Pets 2LP+CD (PNN 013LP) 23.50
Double LP version. Includes CD.

RIOTVAN (GERMANY)

RVN 010EP

VA: Familiar Faces No1 12" (RVN 010EP) 14.50
The Riotvan label celebrates presents its tenth release, taking a look back at its catalog while also looking ahead at future releases. Riotvan is not only a reflection of Leipzig's electronic music scene; it's also an inherent part of the community. Familiar Faces No1, the label's first various artists release, gathers the inner circle of the Riotvan cosmos on one record for the first time, marking the beginning of a series featuring the label's close friends. Includes tracks by Good Guy Mikesh, Panthera Krause, Filburt, Jennifer Touch, Benjamin Fröhlich, and Llewellyn.

ROCKET RECORDINGS (UK)

LAUNCH 079LP

HILLS: Frid LP (LAUNCH 079LP) 25.00
LP version. Third-eye visionaries Hills present their third opus, a dizzying journey that traverses through the band's origins and beyond to new dimensions. The Gothenburg, Sweden-based band have released two full-length albums since forming in 2006, the second of which, 2011's Master Sleeps, saw a vinyl outing on Rocket in 2013 (LAUNCH 061LP). Part of a rich local scene that also includes friends and Rocket Recordings label-mates Goat, they form the next chapter in a tradition of Swedish psychedelia that found its origins in late-'60s and early-'70s freakouts and mind-melts by the likes of Baby Grandmothers and Älgarnas Trädgård -- not to mention the unholy trinity of Pärson Sound, International Harvester, and Träd, Gräs och Stenar -- before being developed by the likes of The Spacious Mind and Dungen around the turn of the millennium. These inspirations make their mark on Frid by journeying inward, via mantric repetition and hip-shaking pulsations -- as on the ten-minute monolith "Och Solen Sänkte Sig Röd" -- yet they can also lurch into the unknown via the fuzz/wah odysseys of the aptly-monikered "National Drone" and the ceremonial exhortations of the closing "Death Will Find a Way." As they also showed at a rare and spellbinding appearance at the 2014 Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia, Hills have landed on a rich and intoxicating sound that sidesteps the clichés and humdrum stylistic foibles that often plague modern-day psych, and, in the process, breathed new life into an approach that can sometimes seem in danger of appearing redundant through lack of imagination. Frid crystallizes everything that makes these Scandinavian satyrs stand out from the global herd: adventurous experimentation and fearless hallucinatory intensity, rendered with brass-knuckle fortitude. The end result is 38 minutes that translate into a feast for seasoned crate-diggers and fresh-faced converts alike.

ROOM40 (AUSTRALIA)

RM 466LP

IRISARRI, RAFAEL ANTON: A Fragile Geography LP (RM 466LP) 23.00
Rafael Anton Irisarri's A Fragile Geography is a record cast in a climate of unsteadiness and transition, reflecting upon the current state of everyday living. Recorded over 2014 and '15, the record bears the marks of difficult terrain -- personal, political, social, and cultural. It tips its hat to the complex and unpredictable dynamics of the contemporary world, correlating concerns both macro and micro. Compositionally, the music mirrors the tensions of contemporary America, contrasting passages of great beauty and calm with harrowing waves of density and pressure. A Fragile Geography also charts Rafael Anton Irisarri's personal journey of transience and tumult. His entire studio, audio archives, and possessions were stolen while moving from Seattle to New York, forcing him to rebuild from ground zero. But such a tabula rasa moment also brought with it a chance for renewal, and for reductive experimentation. This experience birthed a range of fresh approaches and ideas, many of which became central to the aesthetic pillars of this record. "Empire Systems," the album's centerpiece, perfectly encapsulates this mood of flux; a rich and harmonically saturated monolith of sound, restless, and constantly reaching outward. Like much of the album, it is considered, but not excessively labored; open, but never unruly. A Fragile Geography is an exercise in the art of maximal minimalism.


RM 467LP

HECKER, TIM: Norberg/Apondalifa LP (RM 467LP) 23.00
Limited repress. In 2015, Room40 celebrates 15 years of editions and events; as part of the celebrations, the label is reissuing a number of editions in various formats that are out of print. One of these editions brings together two of the pieces the label had the pleasure to publish by Tim Hecker. These two works were both created in conjunction with Hecker's visits to Australia and were released in limited quantities. The 2010 7" edition of Apondalifa basically vanished upon release. It was also originally split across both sides of the record. On this edition, cut by the wondrous Lupo at Calyx, the piece is available on vinyl for the first time in its extended format. Norberg was originally released in 2007 as a 3" CD; Room40's original description reads, "Recorded at the Norberg Festival (Sweden) amidst the mineshafts and cluttered buildings strewn throughout parts of the city, this 21 minute live piece summarises much of what makes Tim Hecker's music so vital and compelling. Adept at counter-pointing the most ferocious of distorted platters with smooth beds of ambient sound and potent melodic overtones, Tim Hecker creates music with a vast depth. On Norberg, this depth seems almost endless, as layer upon layer of sound are compiled into a swelling and altogether visceral oceanic sound wave."


RM 471LP

MANNING, ROSS: Interlacing LP (RM 471LP) 23.00
Ross Manning is one of Australia's best-kept secrets. Since 2010, Manning has been behind a series of increasingly profound explorations into light and movement. These installation works seek to reveal spectrum and frequency in patterns that often go unrecognized. With Interlacing, his first LP for Room40, Manning showcases his deeply personal sonic works. Having been an active experimentalist for much of the 2000s across Australia, with projects such as 4 Layers of Nine, Sky Needle, and Faber Castell, Manning has amassed a collection of work that draws on broken electronics, handmade instruments, and custom electronics. "Japan is where I first started getting interested in making electronics," Manning explains of his first experiments conducted while he was living and teaching in Japan. "I would go into Akihabara and all the electronics stalls. Japan is where I saw all this amazing music and art and also got the chance to start building and experimenting." Interlacing summarizes two essential threads of his work, splitting into two broad approaches. The first, captured in pieces like "Expand Scatter," brings together electromagnetic recordings and custom electronics into a cascading flow of uneasy tonality and noise. The second, epitomized by the piece "%," focuses attention on Manning's custom-made, fan-driven instruments. Using all manner of objects, from clock chimes to wooden boards of nails, he creates fluttering patterns of rhythm and melody as a rope driven by the fan connects with the various materials. The results are unpredictable and playful, but unerringly resolved. Interlacing is the perfect introduction to Ross Manning's work in the sonic spectrum. Ross Manning is an interdisciplinary artist working with installation, technology, movement, and sound. He is known for his playful interventions on technology and kinetic environments of light and color. Manning regularly exhibits and performs throughout Australia and internationally; his previous work includes exhibitions at Queensland Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, the 19th Biennale of Sydney, Interplay at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul, Different Rhythms at Dark MOFO in Tasmania, and Volumes at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts.

ROUGE MECANIQUE MUSIQUE (FRANCE)

RM 002LP

ROUGE MECANIQUE: Don't Touch My Sister LP (RM 002LP) 22.00
Don't Touch My Sister is the debut album from Romain Azzaro's Rouge Mécanique project. Hazy, cinematic instrumentals and a heady mix of post-punk, Italo disco, ambient, and noise shine through, as Azzaro's dedication to his signature Telecaster slide guitar brings acoustic life to electronica. The album also features a contribution from Amorgoz. Citing the visual realm as a strong influence on his music, Azzaro often accompanies his releases with short films and hand-picked design. The "Prelude" video for Don't Touch My Sister (vimeo.com/93011737) was born of a collaboration between Azzaro and filmmaker Louis Vignat, inspired by Les Beaux Arts de Paris artist Jeanne Briand's cover art for the album.

SAFE TRIP (NETHERLANDS)

SAFE 001LP

YOUNG MARCO: Sorry for the Late Reply: Various Remixes for Various Reasons by Young Marco 2LP (SAFE 001LP) 23.50
Young Marco delivers a compilation of his own remixes to inaugurate his Safe Trip label. Featured are his versions of tracks by Francis Bebey, HNNY, and Michael Ozone, his 2015 remix of Vangelis Katsoulis's "Enigma," and a couple of previously unreleased remixes of Jacco Gardner and Zulu Pearls, plus his remixes of Heatsick, Mock & Toof, Causa, and Tony G. Few have developed as distinctive an identity as quickly as Young Marco. Since his full-length debut in 2014, the Dutch vinyl obsessive has shot from relative obscurity to global renown, building his name through brilliant, vastly wide-reaching DJ sets and optimistic, rhythm-obsessed, simplistic-but-detailed production.

SECOND STATE AUDIO (GERMANY)

SNDST 015LP

PAN-POT: The Other Remixes 2LP (SNDST 015LP) 25.00
Pan-Pot follow the 2015 release of their massive album The Other (SNDST 013CD) with a collection of heavy-hitting album reworks from the best and brightest stars of the techno elite. With careful consideration and an acute attention to detail, each of these ten artists contributes his or her unique vision to Second State's first-ever remix package. No matter the time or place, there is something here for everyone. Includes remixes by Nicole Moudaber, Extrawelt, Stephan Bodzin, Ray Kajioka, Carl Cox, Wigbert Deeper, Joseph Capriati, and Alan Fitzpatrick.

SOMMOR RECORDS (SPAIN)

SOMM 028LP

PROYECTO A: Proyecto A + Proyecto B 2LP (SOMM 028LP) 33.00
Double LP version. Cosmic acid-psych-soul-funk-prog extravaganza from Spain, 1971. Proyecto A was the brainchild of the great Frank Dubé from Barcelona. What can one say about him? A truly fascinating character -- a pioneer of rock and roll and twist in Spain during the late '50s and early '60s, an accomplished accordion player, a showman, comedian, a psycho-aesthetics master -- but he should also be considered one of the first psychedelic pioneers in Spain due to his groundbreaking work on the Proyecto A album. Dubé started working on Proyecto A in 1969. Impressed by the moon landing, he wanted to create a concept album about the Solar System planets using tone scales and groove music so people could dance to it at clubs. He recruited some of the best studio musicians around and the result was a delirious concept album fueled by fuzz-wah guitars, crazy vocals, bizarre electronic effects, Hammond organ, soulish horns, funky drums... Due to the limitations of recording studios in Spain at the time, Dubé had to create his own effects and sound effects for the album. He used a primitive Binson Echo unit, recorded vocals through guitar amps, used guitar effects on the keyboards, and recorded the sounds of the beach and TV sounds with a portable microphone. Proyecto A was released in 1971 housed in an amazing gatefold sleeve depicting all the musicians wearing bizarre psychedelic outfits. The project was shrouded in mystery (Dubé used pseudonyms for all of the musicians involved) and for many years the Proyecto A album was plagued with many false rumors and stories. Out-Sider sets the record straight with this, the first-ever reissue done in cooperation with Frank Dubé. This reissue also includes the previously unreleased Proyecto B recordings from 1974, which were meant to be the second Proyecto A album. Recorded at EMI studios in Barcelona but never released at the time, this features Frank Dubé backed by famous Spanish prog band Iceberg plus saxophonist and flautist Juan Mena (ex-Máquina and Eddie Lee Mattison Band). This will surprise anyone into Latin, funk, psych, and library sounds. Lots of killer flute, drum breaks, Hammond, Fender Rhodes, electric guitar -- including tracks like the cosmic "Missatge espaial d'amor", conceived by Dubé as the soundtrack to the first sexual intercourse in space. Includes insert with previously unseen photos and detailed liner notes in Catalan, Spanish, and English. Remastered sound.

SONIC IMPERFECTIONS (UK)

SI 007CD

UNTIED KNOT, THE: Sketches for a Lost Summer CD (SI 007CD) 16.50
2009 release. The Untied Knot's debut album, featuring the duo of Nigel Bryant on guitar and synthesizer and Matt Donovan on tabla and percussion. Airplay included Stuart Maconie's Freak Zone on BBC 6 Music and Late Junction on BBC Radio 3 in the UK, and Shrunken Planet on WFMU in the USA. The sound recalls contemporary folk instrumentalists such as Voice of the Seven Woods, as well as earlier folk revivalists. Released on CD in fully recycled packaging with artwork by an unknown Japanese artist from the late Meiji period.


SI 009CD

UNTIED KNOT, THE: Rien N'existe CD (SI 009CD) 16.50
2012 release. The Untied Knot's second album, featuring the duo of Nigel Bryant on guitar and synthesizer and Matt Donovan on tabla, percussion, and synthesizer with guest Alison Gregory on cello. Mastered by Rothko's Mark Beazley. The sound recalls contemporary folk instrumentalists such as Voice of the Seven Woods, Fripp & Eno ambience, and early-'70s Pink Floyd. CD features alternate artwork and bonus track.


SI 012CD

UNTIED KNOT, THE: Description of a Flame CD (SI 012CD) 16.50
The Untied Knot is the London-based improvisational duo of Nigel Bryant (electric guitar and synthesizer) and Matt Donovan (drums, percussion, and synthesizer). Their approach to free composition fuses elements of psychedelic rock, drone, electronic, and folk musics. Description of a Flame, the group's third album, is the culmination of a year of sessions -- both at Press Play Studio with Stereolab drummer Andy Ramsay at the controls, and at Block H, The Untied Knot's home studio -- and was mastered by Rothko's Mark Beazley. The music was edited from a number of studio improvisations. Where overdubs were added, the majority were also improvised. Guest Shane Gilliver added his lap steel guitar to "Legendary Fountain" with no previous exposure to the track. The duo's sound has evolved from its earlier instrumentation of acoustic guitar and hand percussion to an electrified drone-rock consisting of drum kit, electric guitar, and synthesizers. The sound recalls a range of influences, from the analog electronics of Harmonia and Add N to (X) to psych-tinged post-punk to Fripp & Eno ambience. The Untied Knot's live appearances have included performances at Union Chapel in North London and the Purcell Room in London's Southbank Centre. They have performed on bills with underground legends Daevid Allen, Chris Cutler, and Charles Hayward. Bryant is co-curator of the successful monthly Sonic Imperfections experimental music night in Southeast London and co-presents a monthly Resonance FM show of the same name. Donovan has also played drums with Eat Lights Become Lights, including a set at the 2013 Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia and an improvised performance with Damo Suzuki.

SPECTRUM SPOOLS

SP 039LP

DE MEY, YVES: Drawn with Shadow Pens 2LP (SP 039LP) 29.00
Antwerp-based synthesist and sound-sculptor Yves de Mey presents Drawn with Shadow Pens, following previous outings on a slew of renowned labels such as Modal Analysis, Semantica, Opal Tapes, his own Archives Intérieures imprint with Sendai partner Peter van Hoesen, and the now-defunct Sandwell District. Drawn with Shadow Pens is a testament to the gifted musician's incredible engineering talents. "Prelament" sets the album off with a dense fog of acrobatic waveform maneuvers slowly shapeshifting through the audio spectrum before arriving at a vibrating, multidimensional sonic black hole. Tracks like "Adamance" and "Xylo" sound like audible holograms, with stray rhythms dissipating into and out of sharp modulations and sinuous drone layers. A pure mastery over the instruments played is evident, though many compelling sound events seem to occur and disappear almost magically. The beautiful, spacious depths of "Ostia" unfold with monastic patience, creating a surreal, hypnotic electronic sound environment. Drawn with Shadow Pens successfully strives toward a new apex in modern electronic synthesis; it's an album that will sound futuristic even in the future. If one were told that this entire album comprises tracks recorded in one take and in mono, it would be difficult to fathom -- but indeed it is true. All tracks produced by Yves de Mey. Mastered by Neel. Artwork by Yann Binet.

SPLINTER

CSD 1173LP

O'HALLORAN, DUSTIN: Piano Solos Vol. 2 LP (CSD 1173LP) 25.00
"First time ever on vinyl for his 2006 album. Having gained serious recognition with his stunning score to Sofia Coppola's 2006 film Marie Antoinette (which sits neatly alongside his soundtrack work for William Olsen's An American Affair (2010) and Drake Doremus' Sundance-winning Like Crazy (2011)), Dustin has quickly become one of the most recognizable names in the broad-reaching 'post-classical' field, a definition of the genre rather than vice-versa."


CSD 1178LP

O'HALLORAN, DUSTIN: Lumiere LP (CSD 1178LP) 24.00
"Reissue of the 2010 Fat Cat album that Magnet called 'a must-hear by any measure, easily one of the most affecting collections to come from the modern-classical and ambient music camps in recent years', and that the BBC lauded for it's 'universally affecting resonance'."

SUPERIOR VIADUCT

SV 032LP

GLAXO BABIES: Nine Months to the Disco LP (SV 032LP) 19.00
2013 release. "After the abrupt departure of singer Rob Chapman, Bristol's Glaxo Babies moved into more improvised and electronic-based territory. Their early demos (as compiled on Put Me on the Guest List) only hinted at such exotic sounds. Other bands from Manchester and New York were spiking post-punk with dance beats, yet Glaxo Babies were brimming with fun and spontaneity, spearheading England's death disco movement in the process. Reportedly recorded in a single day, Nine Months to the Disco originally appeared on Heartbeat Records in 1980. Glaxo Babies' sole proper album veers between wiry electro à la Liquid Liquid ('Free Dem Cells'), piano-based free jazz burners ('Seven Days') and progressive post-Krautrock jams that would make even This Heat blush, culminating in the mutant funk masterpiece 'Shake (The Foundations)' (which was regularly covered by The Pop Group in their live set). Nine Months to the Disco is a monster statement, equal parts ballroom bangers and dancefloor clearers. Released domestically for the first time ever, the album is available on vinyl with liner notes by The Pop Group founder Mark Stewart and band members Dan Catsis and Charlie Llewellin."

SWP RECORDS (NETHERLANDS)

SWP 049LP

BAIRD, MICHAEL: SoonSoon LP (SWP 049LP) 18.00
Limited-edition 180-gram LP version. Includes seven tracks from the CD version. With guests David Tronzo (USA) on slide guitar, Yvonne Cornelius (Germany) on vocals, and Andy Moor (UK) on guitar. There is a string sextet, there are wailing electric guitars, there are thumb pianos, there are sensual vocals, there are various drums, there is an electric cello -- just a few of the colors on this album. This music cannot be categorized; you will have to hear it.

TECTONIC (UK)

TEC 021CD

ACRE: Better Strangers CD (TEC 021CD) 12.50
Better Strangers is the debut album by Manchester, England-based producer Acre, following EPs on Tectonic (TEC 080EP, 2014), its sister label Cold Recordings, and Visionist's collaboration with PAN, Codes (CDS 001EP, 2015). As influenced by rave, jungle, grime, and techno as by electronica, ambient, and drone, his EP releases have been rhythm-driven snapshots of other-worldliness spliced with dancefloor sensibilities. Acre has sought to explore a wider variety of textures on Better Strangers to re-contextualize elements from UK bass music and bring them away from the dancefloor and into new possibilities. "I tried to include more emotion in this album than my previous releases and wanted to represent a broader side of my productions. The title 'Better Strangers' comes from the feeling that some people make better strangers than friends (or better off being strangers) in your life, and the album is about recognising that." --Acre

THE THING RECORDS (NORWAY)

TTR 005LP

THING, THE: Shake 2LP (TTR 005LP) 29.00
Gatefold double LP version. In 2013, Swedish-Norwegian free jazz trio The Thing launched their The Thing Records label with their acclaimed Boot! album (TTR 001CD/LP); in 2015, they return with another heavy, wonderful monster of a studio album, Shake. Intense, passionate, and precise, they continue to define their own genre within a genre. Mats Gustafsson: tenor and baritone saxophones; Ingebrigt Håker Flaten: electric and double bass; Paal Nilssen-Love: drums and percussion. Additional guests on "Aim": Anna Högberg (alto saxophone) and Goran Kajfes (cornet). Recorded June 1st and 2nd, 2015, by Jørgen Træen at Duper Studio, Bergen, Norway. Mixed June-July 2015 by Johan Berthling and Andreas Werlin, Stockholm, Sweden. Mastered by Lupo at Calyx Mastering. Cover by Lasse Marhaug.

TRAFFIC

TEG 78509LP

BIG L: Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous 2LP (TEG 78509LP) 25.00
2016 repress. "2015 was the 20th Anniversary of this undisputed New York classic from the late, great, Harlem MC, featuring production from D.I.T.C. legends Showbiz, Buckwild and Lord Finesse. The album itself was another shot across the bow of mid-90s pundits who were prophesizing the death of New York's boom-bap dominance. Alongside recent classics from Nas, Biggie, Mobb Deep and Smif N Wessun, Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous laid out the ascendancy of another visionary MC who could throw down brags punchlines with the best of them, but who never veered away from truly thoughtful lyrical dialogue. Most tracks on the album feature slower tempos, which gave the soon-to-be-immortalized MC the chance to fully explore a range of flows and approaches. Cases in point include the two commercial singles -- 'Put It On' and 'MVP' -- as well as the promo-only single 'Street Struck,' the latter produced by Lord Finesse and containing perhaps L's deepest rhymes on the album. There are also some great posse cuts here, starting with '8 Iz Enuff,' which was all about exposing L's crew (including Herb McGruff, Mike Boogie and Buddah Bless); and the amazing 'Da Graveyard,' which let established peers like Lord Finesse and Grand Daddy I.U. flow alongside another newcomer to the scene named Jay-Z. Less-renowned but no less crucial album cuts like 'All Black' and 'I Don't Understand It' help to tie it all up in a beautiful boom-bap package, with production by and from legends in the game that vaulted Big L into the national spotlight. L would be tragically taken from us in 1999, so this album -- along with 2000's posthumous The Big Picture -- will always be special to fans. Big L was a huge talent with the world in front of him, and it's only right to celebrate his life again on the 20th Anniversary of the album that started it all for him."

TRAILER PARK RECORDS

TPR 5501CD

VA: UFO on Farm Road 318: Twisted Tales from the Vinyl Wastelands Volume 1 CD (TPR 5501CD) 16.00
"The Twisted Tales From The Vinyl Wastelands series takes the listener on a dark adventure, a wrong turn into a bizarre, alternate world of American country music performed by small town, unknown hicks. The first volume, UFO On Farm Road 318, collects eighteen ultrarare hillbilly 45s recorded for long-lost independent record labels. Booze and desperation mixed in backwoods recording studios to produce songs that tell whitetrash tales of alien abduction, swamp gas, and other off-the-grid weirdness. The 16 page CD booklet features extensive sleeve notes from Texas rockabilly singer (and serial killer researcher) Mack Stevens, plus an original short story from underground writer Avery Powell, all pulled together with amazing graphic artwork from acclaimed illustrator Olaf Jens."

TRESOR (GERMANY)

TRES 116EP

SURGEON: Force + Form Remakes 12" (TRES 116EP) 12.50
Tresor is fortunate enough to be sitting on a catalog of past releases that no other label in electronic music would turn down. Three of the finest in this collection were contributed by Surgeon; Basictonalvocabulary (TRESOR 10073LP), Balance, and Force + Form (TRESOR 10117LP), released between 1997 and 1999, are the fullest expression of Surgeon's inimitable combination of Detroit techno and post-industrial sounds emanating from his British homeland. Force + Form Remakes accompanied the original 1999 release of Force + Form, and contains essential alternate versions by Surgeon and Mick Harris. Remastered in 2015 by Matt Colton at Alchemy Mastering, London.


TRESOR 283EP

ZADIG: The Stellar Hunter EP 12" (TRESOR 283EP) 12.50
Another exceptional Tresor debut, this time from the hand of Zadig. The head of Construct Re-Form had already been initiated to the Tresor catalog with the inclusion of "Panic" on the label's 2014 Demo Tracks #02 12". With The Stellar Hunter, he delivers three tracks rich in tradition, impeccably matching his style with arrangement-magic and masterful technique. Elongated synth pads, high-frequency blips, reversed kick-drum sequences, and deep hypnotic bass lines, prove yet again that Zadig is the talented recipient of an illustrious heritage in techno, carrying it forward with modern application.

TRUNK (UK)

JBH 055LP

PRATES/MIECIO ASKANASY, JOSE: Tam... Tam... Tam...! LP (JBH 055LP) 23.50
2016 repress; LP version. Trunk Records presents the first reissue of Tam... Tam... Tam...!, an incredibly rare Brazilian LP by José Prates and Miecio Askanasy. In August of 2014, London-based DJ and record collector Gilles Peterson, who had been offered an original copy for $4,700, sent out a request for someone to reissue this extraordinary album. Originally issued in a one-time 1958 pressing as part of Askanasy's 1950s touring Braziliana show, Tam... Tam... Tam...! is a landmark in the development of the Brazilian sound that would explode around the world in the decade to follow. It's stunning both as a historical touchstone and as a standalone musical triumph. The solid blueprint of 1960s Brazilian music runs through it; for example, "N?n? Imborô" clearly prefigures Sérgio Mendes's 1966 hit "Mas Que Nada." The infectious rhythms, melodies, and exotic sounds that fill this album are deep, raw, and totally engaging. And the more one listens to Tam... Tam... Tam...! the more one hears its importance and future influence. This reissue comes at a time when, in a world saturated with information, few important things have escaped attention and reappraisal. Finding anything new and genuinely incredible is a rare feat. This is a prime example of amazing, influential music that until now has remained hidden. In producing this reissue, spurred on by Peterson's request, Trunk Records found that no master recordings could be located. The original 1950s label showed no interest in a reissue, but Ed Motta, the renowned artist, producer, and record collector, agreed to transcribe his original copy on his EMT deck and send the files from Brazil to the UK. The sound was not in the best condition, and the original 1950s vinyl pressing has several musical inconsistencies. Trunk Records painstakingly worked toward a suitable sonic balance, making sure to maintain the bright and driving original sound without cleaning it up so much that the life of the music was diminished. Accordingly, the vinyl edition of reissue was pressed with some very slight surface noise -- any more cleaning would interfere with the true wax sound. Vinyl edition includes original full color LP sleeve.

UGLY POP (CANADA)

UP 060EP

UGLY, THE: Off the Hook/Screw the System 7" (UP 060EP) 6.50
"This storied first-wave Toronto punk outfit have been sadly under-represented on vinyl. Apart from a couple of live comp tracks, their sole '70s waxing was a misguided attempt at a power pop hit single -- not a completely miserable 45, but hardly suggesting the raw power they were capable of. A '90s CD collected their incendiary studio recordings, proving true their live reputation as a rough, hard-edged punk outfit, but that material is tied up by bad contracts and will probably never see legit vinyl release. Now The Ugly are back; while legendary local hooligan and original frontman Mike Nightmare passed away in the '90s, new vocalist Greg Dick (of contemporaries The Dream Dates) is about as capable and credible as they come, and the veteran Ugly trio of drummer Tony Torcher, bassist Screamin' Sam Ferrara (both of The Viletones) and guitarist Steve Koch (also of the Demics) are determined to set the record straight. This isn't the usual castrated reunion schtick, either -- the new 45 is as tough as they ever been, swaggering through the topside's punkified early Stones in classic fashion but turning up the aggression on the 1978-vintage flipside, a raw, mean and quick-paced hard punk blast with a grinding guitar recalling early Black Flag or Subhumans. One time pressing of 480 only in swank pocket sleeve with insert, produced by Don Pyle (Crash Kills Five) and cut loud by Peter Moore for maximum impact. No colour vinyl or gimmick versions."

UPSET THE RHYTHM (UK)

UTR 079EP

SAUNA YOUTH: The Bridge 7" (UTR 079EP) 10.00
Clear 7". Limited edition of 500. Irregular punk band Sauna Youth follow their lauded 2015 Distractions album (UTR 071CD/LP) and an appearance on Marc Riley's All Shook Up BBC Music TV show with a 7" containing "The Bridge" (from Distractions) and exclusive track "Blurry Images." Beginning and ending in squalling feedback, "The Bridge" is the song that rings longest in the listener's head when listening to Distractions; brisk, tireless, and smart as a whip. "Blurry Images" pins its drumbeat and bassline down with throbbing keyboard jabs before one of the most unhinged guitar solos the band has yet committed to tape.

VINYL LOVERS (ITALY)

VL 900779LP

SOFTLEY, MICK: Songs For Swingin' Survivors LP (VL 900779LP) 22.00
2009 release. 180 gram vinyl. "One of the most collectible British folk albums of the 1960s, Softley was a true folksinger in the vein of Bob Dylan, as he so deftly proved by his first album Songs For Swinging Survivors, released in 1965. A huge influence on the more famous Donovan, Softley's beautiful voice and guitar playing is captured here in all its glory. Impeccable versions of Billie Holiday's 'Strange Fruit' and Woody Guthrie's 'Plains Of The Buffalo' complete Softley's gem, an absolute must for folk aficionados and a nice surprise for the newcomers."


VL 900892LP

TAUSSIG, HARRY: Fate Is Only Once LP (VL 900892LP) 22.00
2010 release. "An extremely rare album of instrumental guitar, originally released as a private pressing in 1965 (while Taussig was living in 'Beserkley,' right on the cusp of the '60s revolution) and then forgotten until the album was finally saved from the black hole of music with a re-release on CD in 2006. While this album is a faithful slice of American roots, folk, traditional rags and blues, Taussig is not a mere student of these styles, rather he brings a contemporary approach and a darkly sarcastic humor to the music that is all his own. In the vein of guitarists like John Fahey, Taussig is extremely proficient on his instrument (he even wrote a book called Instrumental Techniques of American Folk Guitar), but never bound by mere technique. An important piece in the puzzle of the American folk revival." Pressed on 180 gram virgin vinyl.

WALLABY BEAT (AUSTRALIA)

WBRX 2603LP

SCREAMING ABDABS/CITY RAM WADDY, THE: The Screaming Abdabs/City Ram Waddy LP (WBRX 2603LP) 18.00
"Unknown, barely-documented first-wave Sydney punk rock, delivered with speed, energy and a uniquely Australian identity. The Screaming Abdabs (1978) tear through 8 previously unreleased songs of rough and ready female-fronted punk akin to a devolved Suicide Squad or the Bags or at their most sloppy, with tips of the hat to obscure '60s punk, AC/DC, and a conceptual debt to the rhythm section of The Glitter Band. Richard 'City Ram' Waddy was the Abdabs' drummer, whose two very raw/very rare 1979 solo records are compiled and made widely available here for the first time. The 6 songs range from some of the most primitive and lo-fi ever released in Australia, to sparse, clean minimalism channeling Suicide and PiL, but always infused with Waddy's idiosyncratic worldview. Comes with huge newsprint poster insert with lengthy interviews, photos and press clippings."

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