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Forced Exposure New Releases for 2/15/16

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New music is due from Jóhann Jóhannsson, Kangding Ray, and Mathias Delplanque, while old music is due from Alva Noto, The Notwist, and Zipper.

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ACID TEST

ASD 026EP

TEJADA & TIN MAN, JOHN: Acid Test 10 12" (ASD 026EP) 14.00
LA-born Vienna resident Tin Man (Johannes Auvinen) and Vienna-born Angeleno John Tejada present a four-track journey through the highways of Los Angeles. Opener "Swiftbox" is a perfect amalgam of Auvinen and Tejada's respective styles, with its tremulous 303, complex minor key melodicism, and deconstructed stabs. "Diamond Lanes" is another muscular acid cut with subtle, swinging percussion, layering widescreen pads and jacking snares, reimagined as a skeletal electro roller in Achterbahn D'Amour's remix. Closer "Deep Traffic" is a bugged-out acid cut that captures the feeling of sitting alone in a crowd of cars crawling toward eternal sunset.

ACKER RECORDS (GERMANY)

ADUB 029EP

DOLPH: Korkenkäfer 10" (ADUB 029EP) 12.00
The evening wind carries the sound of distant music. Raindrops run down the window like glistening pearls. It's moments like these, unimposing yet so intense and unforgettable, that make Dolph's sound stand out. The pounding heaviness of the kick drum and the sharp smack of the clap may be omnipresent, but it's really the small moments of understatement that make the magic happen -- dubby delays whirling through the air like leaves, long filter modulations morphing like wafts of fog, colorful harmonies popping up like sudden flowers. The mellow stimulation of "Free of Thoughts" is backed here with "X," a collaboration with Le Volt.

ALIEN TRANSISTOR (GERMANY)

N 045LP

SAROOS: Tardis LP (N 045LP) 19.50
German trio Saroos present their fourth album, the densely layered Tardis, exploring new possibilities with renowned producer Tadklimp. Since they formed Saroos in 1998, Florian Zimmer (ISO68, Jersey, Driftmachine), Max Punktezahl (The Notwist, Contriva), and Christoph Brandner (Lali Puna, Console) have continued to evolve as an ever-changing creative force, which has now been meticulously channeled into their strongest musical statement yet. Having already collaborated with Anticon's Alias and cLOUDDEAD's Odd Nosdam, the trio open up for another outside perspective by collaborating with Tadklimp, who mixed Saroos's third album, Return (N 035CD/LP). Tadklimp, who has worked with Fenster and Slow Steve, accompanied the trio from the very beginning, contributing to the record's sound and adding his own ideas to their unique mélange of otherworldly sounds. While Saroos usually base their composition process on sampling and the interplay of minute elements, for this album they let their ideas diffuse boundlessly before transforming them in carefully thought-out compositions that sit between pop sentiment and the atmospheric gravity of instrumental music. While Zimmer's experiments with modular synthesizers in his side project Driftmachine also had an influence on Tardis, the members' respective roles haven't changed much. It is still Zimmer who provides the rough sketches, which undergo harmonic and rhythmic refinement at Punktezahl and Brandner's hands, while also taking in countless references. From a rerecorded Rosemary's Baby sample to a koto (a Japanese stringed instrument), every influence is transformed and tied together tightly to create an imaginative whole that aims at capturing the unimaginable without ever explaining it. From the spooky sounds piercing the otherwise soothing interplay of joyful melodies on opener "Weaver's Cave" to the ethereal vocal performance buried deep in the mix of "Orange Book" and the bubbling sounds with which "Sleepy White" closes the album, Tardis cunningly integrates unheard-of elements into seemingly familiar structures. Tardis is thus not intended to simply evoke the time machine and spacecraft from Doctor Who, but takes the acronym "Time and Relative Dimension in Space" literally. Everything about Tardis seems removed from both time and space, relatively close but as if from another dimension. Fittingly, when asked which vocalist Saroos has dreamt of collaborating with, Zimmer names the late Broadcast lead vocalist Trish Keenan. Much like Broadcast's music, Tardis creates dense layers in which ghosts can wander freely, evoking vaguely remembered thoughts.

ARMA RECORDS (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)

ARMA 011EP

VAKULA: Modulations EP 12" (ARMA 011EP) 14.00
Four exceptional tracks by Ukrainian producer Vakula. Known for his classic deep house productions, Vakula steps up his techno game and approaches 4/4 zone with the thorough insistence for which he's known. Black cardboard sleeve with artwork by P. Kuznetsov.

AUS MUSIC (GERMANY)

AUS 1690EP

HUXLEY: Widow 12" (AUS 1690EP) 14.00
Huxley follows 2015's 2.0 12" and the 2015 launch of his No Idea's Original imprint with Widow on Will Saul's Aus Music. 2.0 marked a shift in Huxley's production, diverging from his earlier sample-driven work with tougher drums, prominent synths, and tweaky arrangements. Widow continues Huxley's explorations with three tracks that encompass a myriad of influences into refreshingly new shapes while highlighting the producer's love of melody.

BAOBAB SECRET (GERMANY)

BBS 1606EP

DOUBLE K (FEAT. DOUNGOUS): Le Tchadien Reprise 12" (BBS 1606EP) 14.00
Double K# (Mr Raoul K and Kaito) remix Mr Raoul K's "Le Tchadien," originally released on his critically acclaimed 2008 Himalaya 12". While the original track was a short, lush piece of afro-funk-fueled house, the reprise follows a relaxing intro with a turn into foggy darkness -- but instead losing itself and all hope, it shows that there's hope even in the darkest shadows. As a special gift for the creative DJs out there, the flipside contains a beatless reprise, ready to be blended with your favorite beats.

BASIC REPLAY (GERMANY)

BRCR 001EP

TURNER/PROFESSOR GRIZZLY, CHUCK: Trying To Conquer I 12" (BRCR 001EP) 11.00
2007 release, restocked: new lower pricing. A rampaging bull of a Dave Kelly digital rhythm, originally released on Crat Production in 1989, faced down brilliantly by these two Jammys stalwarts, Chuck Turner and Professor Grizzly. Another death in the arena from Basic Replay.


BRVS 001EP

TENASTELIN: Burial Tonight/Commercial Bwoy 12" (BRVS 001EP) 11.00
2005 release, restocked: new lower pricing. Recorded in 1990-91 by Blacka, Keety and Tena at the Vibes studio in London, and originally released on Blacka's Vibes label. This is a soundsystem record -- played in the day by sound systems like Abashanti, Entebbe, Jah Warrior, and on the radio by Nick Manasseh. "Commercial Bwoy" is straight to the head of those systems, having success at the time introducing R&B into a less rootical reggae selection, while "Burial Tonight" is chilled and austere.

BLACK TRUFFLE (AUSTRALIA)

BT 019LP

PALESTINE, CHARLEMAGNE: Godbear LP (BT 019LP) 20.00
"The first vinyl release of Charlemagne Palestine's Godbear, a 1987 solo piano recording originally scheduled to sit alongside Sonic Youth and Swans in the catalogue of Glenn Branca's Neutral Records but eventually released on CD by the Dutch Barooni label in 1998. Although Palestine has worked in an enormous variety of media, his long form performances for solo piano are perhaps his most acclaimed works. Palestine immersed himself in the study of overtones throughout the 1960s, working first with carillons and then with electronic synthesis, searching for the 'golden sound'. Beginning in the early 1970s he continued his exploration of the complexities hidden within seemingly simple tones and intervals on the Bösendorfer Imperial Grand Piano, the 'Rolls Royce' of pianos. With the piano's sustain pedal constantly depressed, Palestine hammers out rapidly repeated notes, allowing a complex cloud of overtones to rise above the percussive texture of the struck keys. Initially working with simple intervals such as octaves and fifths, Palestine gradually expanded the harmonic range of his piano performances over the years, while still retaining their ecstatically single-minded nature. Revisiting his signature piano style in 1987 after several years focusing on visual art, Godbear presents three distinct variations that demonstrate the development of his piano music after the classic recordings of the early 1970s. Occupying the entire first side, 'The Lower Depths' stages a slow descent from the piano's mid-range to the Bösendorfer's cavernous additional low octave, building into a thundering swarm of booming overtones. Breaking entirely with the stereotype of clinical minimalism, Palestine's journey to the depths embraces passages of darkly romantic melody before slowly ascending to its starting point. The version of 'Strumming Music' performed here condenses the developmental arc of the piece into eleven minutes, fanning out from a single octave to a complex harmonic wash that calls to mind Palestine's enthusiasm for Debussy and Ravel. 'Timbral Assault' is like an evil twin of 'Strumming Music,' transforming its insistency and harmonic complexity into aggressive intensity and creeping dissonance, foreshadowing Palestine's later collaborations with Christoph Heemann. A classic release, and one that, because of the variety of approaches surveyed within, serves as an ideal introduction to Palestine's ecstatic and mysterious sound world" --Francis Plagne. Remastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin. Presented in a deluxe gatefold sleeve designed by Stephen O'Malley.

CADENZA (GERMANY)

CADENZA 107EP

DE LA CALLE, EDUARDO: Anima Animus 12" (CADENZA 107EP) 14.00
Spanish DJ and producer Eduardo de la Calle presents the refined techno of Anima Animus, following stellar releases on Cadenza, Mule Musiq, Hivern Discs, Be as One, and Nonplus. Drawing inspiration from Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist Carl Jung's concept of the anima and animus, "Anima Animus" marries arpeggiated synths and melodic chords with a soft kick and tantalizing hats for a slick piece of reflective techno alive with melody and groove. On "North Pole," subaquatic bass and searing, melancholic strings play out over a steady, mechanical beat, recalling the Detroit masters as well as the European new wave sounds that influenced them.

COMET (FRANCE)

COMET 068LP

DOCTOR. L: Immigrant for Ever LP (COMET 068LP) 22.00
Following his trilogy of The Great Depression (2012), We Got Lost (2012), and Wisdom of Life (2014), Doctor L (aka Liam Farrell) presents a limited vinyl edition of the best tracks from the trilogy. Sound-activist since 1990, Doctor L moves through musical galaxies like an incandescent comet, fusing '80s punk rock with hip hop, electronica, and Afrobeat. Farrell is one the most innovative producers of music from Africa. In 1999, he brought the Afrobeat of Lagos, Nigeria into the third millennium as a producer of Tony Allen's album Black Voices (KSTA 006LP); he also produced the successful 2015 debut album of Congolese band Mbongwana Star, which Rolling Stone called a "heady and high-energy Afrofuturist collaboration."

CORRESPONDANT (FRANCE)

CORR 039EP

BAUMEL, PATRICE: North 12" (CORR 039EP) 12.00
Patrice Bäumel made a name for himself as one of the resident selectors at the sorely missed Amsterdam club Trouw and hasn't let up since. His first release on Correspondant showcases a punchy polyphony with "North" and "In This World," easily as big as anything the label's ever released, while Voiski's remix of "North" brings the original's arps to the fore and takes the track to the most danceable fringes of IDM.

D-EDGE RECORDS (BRAZIL)

DEDGE 024EP

PHIL HINTER ENSEMBLE: In the Air 12" (DEDGE 024EP) 12.50
The Phil Hinter Ensemble (Philogresz and Simon Hinter) present a fantastic three-track package showcasing the perfect combination of Hinter's smart grooves and sample-based fills with Philogresz's wombastic bass and shivering synth lines. "The Owl" is a squelchy, synthetic house track with lively drums and chords and magical trumpets, perfectly arranged and expertly musical. "In the Air" gets even more playful with glossy synth stabs, rumbling bass, and diva vocals all bouncing along in a charismatic style full of color. On "Struggle," scurrying little percussive sounds, a burst of vocals, down low sine waves, and icy snares make for truly seductive minimal techno.

DIGGIN DEEPER (FRANCE)

DDRWAX 003EP

JAY AIRINESS: Disco Riental 12" (DDRWAX 003EP) 14.50
A wax-digger and producer since the '90s, Jay Airiness puts on the editor's hat for this release. Driven by discoïd basslines and influenced by Eastern and Mediterranean grooves, these four surprising tracks are tailored for the dancefloor and ready to delight the open-minded and curious listener.

DOWNWARDS (UK)

DNSKER 002LP

KERRIDGE: Fatal Light Attraction 2LP (DNSKER 002LP) 23.50
Kerridge returns to Downwards in 2016 with the custom-built electronics of Fatal Light Attraction following 2015's incursions on his own Contort label. The project premiered at Berlin Atonal 2015 with Kerridge working alongside Andrej Boleslavský and Maria Júdová to create an intense, kinetic shadowplay synched as a counterpart to the music and performance. As Kerridge's third long-player, Fatal Light Attraction marks a more fluid -- or effluent -- refinement of his sound, blurring the boundaries between organic audio sources and custom-constructed synths to flood the senses with waves of bristling, oxidizing industrial tones and coruscating texturhythm seemingly intent on separating flesh from bone. It's evil stuff, all seven tracks of it, forming a closed feedback system of guttural, choking frequencies and arrhythmatics. Mastered and cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy. Edition of 500.

DOXY (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)

ACV 2059LP

EVANS, BILL: The Blues and the Abstract Truth LP (ACV 2059LP) 20.00
One of the most powerful modern jazz sextets ever! The legendary Bill Evans leads a stellar combo; trumpeter Freddie Hubbard is at his peak of performance, while alto saxophonists Oliver Nelson and Eric Dolphy (with Nelson doubling on tenor) team to form an unlikely union that simmers to perfection. Paul Chambers (bass) and Roy Haynes (drums) can do no wrong as a rhythm section. Originally released in 1961. First edition of 500 numbered copies.


ACV 2060LP

MODERN JAZZ QUARTET, THE: At Music Inn (Guest Artist: Jimmy Giuffre) LP (ACV 2060LP) 20.00
"For seven summers, Philip and Stephanie Barber, the proprietors of the Inn, have been offering their guests panel discussions of jazz and folk music. . . . Complementing these discussions, the Barbers have staged jazz and folk music concerts in their Music Barn. . . . During the summer of 1956, the jazz program at Music Inn was broadened. The Modern Jazz Quartet was invited to be the Inn's 'jazz group in residence' for the last three weeks in August, not to perform (although they did give two concerts) but to have an opportunity to prepare new material, rehearse, explore new ideas and to take a physical and spiritual breather. . . . The musicians who took part were from all schools and periods of jazz: Wilbur de Paris, Dizzy Gillespie, Jimmy Giuffre and Teddy Charles; Pee Wee Russell, Max Roach, Bill Russo and Charlie Mingus; Sammy Price, Rex Stewart, Oscar Pettiford and Teo Macero and many others" --John S. Wilson, liner notes, original 1956 release. John Lewis, piano; Milt Jackson, vibraphone; Percy Heath, bass; Connie Kay, drums; Jimmy Giuffre, clarinet on "A Fugue for Music Inn," "Serenade," and "Fun." First edition of 500 numbered copies.


DOC 128LP

SATO, MASARU: The Throne of Blood OST LP (DOC 128LP) 22.00
Masaru Sato, who worked at Toho Studios under the legendary Fumio Hayasaka, composed this chilling score for Akira Kurosawa's 1957 masterpiece based heavily on traditional Japanese music, especially influenced by Noh dramas. Limited edition first press of 500 copies on white vinyl.

DUG OUT (UK)

DO KK3-EP

KING KONG: He Was A Friend/Try Not I 12" (DO KK3-EP) 11.00
2010 release, restocked: new lower pricing. This record follows on from the string of mid-'80s hits for Firehouse, Jammy's, Ujama and co, for which Dennis Thomas aka King Kong is most celebrated. Originally released in 1988 as a tribute to his friend Tenor Saw, killed that year in suspicious circumstances, it came as a 12" on Thomas' own Concious Music label, and as a 7" (without "Try Not I") on Jah All Mighty in New York. This is the great dancehall singer at his most powerful. Both vocals come with dubs, and the rhythm is driving, hard and sombre, with nervous, grubbing synths, ringing claps, and a lethal bass-line. Dug Out is devoted to reggae reissues, run by Mark Ainley and Mark Ernestus. Restoration done at Abbey Road Studio, mastering at Dubplates & Mastering in Berlin.


DO PO8218

BROWN, FOXY: Love Is Where You Find It/Version 7" (DO PO8218) 10.00
2010 release, restocked: new lower pricing. Careening from the Black Sublime of Dadawah to the, er, Foxy Brown of Jennifer Hylton, Dug Out lets off this early-'90s r'n'b-tipped torpedo, recorded by Lloyd Pickout Dennis at Dynamic, with the Firehouse Crew -- George programming drums, Danny the bass, and Wrong Move the other keys.


DO UP4190

ROSE/UPSETTERS, MICHAEL: Obserb Life/Obserbing Dub 7" (DO UP4190) 10.00
2010 release, restocked: new lower pricing. Raw, stripped funk from the Black Ark, charged with atmosphere and aura. Done over as Zen tutelage, no doubt inspired by Michael Rose's spar Niney, this is the Final Weapon rhythm -- that signature cowbell, tough, scrubby guitar, bass bubbling deep in the pocket, and the Upsetters mixing live on the spot. Adrian Sherwood revisited the song with Ari Up -- but here is the hortical piece.

ED BANGER RECORDS (FRANCE)

BEC 5156291

BREAKBOT: Still Waters 2LP (BEC 5156291) 27.50
Two LPs (disc one is translucent red; disc two is translucent blue) in gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeves. Thibaut Berland aka Breakbot presents his second album, Still Waters, the full-length inauguration of the project's duo configuration with collaborator Irfane. Still Waters is an assortment of southern sunrays created according to the duo's well-oiled formula. They each cook up outlines of rhythms and melodies, then modify, complete, and extend them to reach a final draft. Still, Still Waters sees Breakbot trying out a few new moves; unlike Berland's 2012 debut, By Your Side, Still Waters is more the work of intricate workmanship carved out with the help of old analog machines rather than digital software. Some of these tracks were also happy accidents from improvisational sessions; ricochets of voices and chords born of old-school jam sessions. Thirteen bouncy acts with Stevie Wonder and the Motown crowd in the background; spouts of funk and disco on a well-trodden dancefloor. Crafty ideas whipped up in a vintage outfit with techno vibes and futuristic accelerations creating a perfectly current soundtrack. Tomorrow's retro.


BEC 5156299

MR. OIZO: Hand in the Fire 12" (BEC 5156299) 14.00
Legendary French producer Quentin Dupieux aka Mr. Oizo returns with Hand in the Fire. The title-track shows off Mr. Oizo's pop production chops, mixing a compelling vocal performance from British pop-smash songwriter Charli XCX, complete with an incredibly catchy hook, with a punk-inspired composition that transitions more toward trap by the end. On "Being Flat," Mr. Oizo pares back the melody to an ethereal bridge, otherwise pushing forward the fast-beating pulse and glitched-out pace. "A Rekurd" puts a tongue-in-cheek vocal sample over sirens, saw-like bass, and an eclectic drum kit. Also includes an instrumental mix of "Hand in the Fire."

ENKLAV. (ITALY)

ENK 019EP

HATCP: Awrythmics 12" (ENK 019EP) 14.00
Hatcp is the collaborative project of the brothers Lucchese, who have each released on Enklav. as Evn and Mudwise.

FAVORITE (FRANCE)

FVR 105EP

7 SAMURAI: Shake It Up/Cosmic Jam 12" (FVR 105EP) 14.00
Favorite Recordings continues its 12" disco series with two soulful party tunes by 7 Samurai (Tom Wieland and Marc Frank), known for edits and productions for labels such as G.A.M.M. and Poets Club Records. "Shake It Up" is a sun-drenched disco reggae dub version of the classic rare groove anthem by The Vibrations, and features the vocal talents of Alicia "Blue Eyez" Smith. The dubby disco flip "Cosmic Jam" (dedicated to Patrick Forge) sounds like Sun Palace's rude movements reworked in King Tubby's echo chamber. Precedes an album by the duo planned for 2016.

FREUDE AM TANZEN (GERMANY)

FREUDE 072EP

TARON-TREKKA: Black Magic EP 12" (FREUDE 072EP) 12.00
Taron-Trekka conclude their Magic trilogy with the Black Magic EP. Taron-Trekka aren't into dramatic magic tricks à la Copperfield. They're more like those guys who hoodwink the audience when everyone thinks they're just about to begin. Taron-Trekka have the groove and cast a net of loops that magically creates a tremendous energy -- loops in which the smallest shift can open up worlds. The duo's worlds may appear accessible, but they're hardly decipherable. In their hands, tools become magic tracks and house becomes music that connects with the deepest parts of the soul.

FULL PUPP (NORWAY)

FP 051EP

MORKEN, OYVIND: Invisible Objects EP 12" (FP 051EP) 14.00
Øyvind Morken ventures into the functional aspects of dance music for his Invisible Objects EP. "Invisible Objects" repeats catchy melodic phrases over driving rhythm sections before the main melodic phrase drifts off its central pitch in a woolly distraction from the precise rhythm section. The Theramin-like motif of "Unholy Trance" creates a hazy B-movie aesthetic against the backdrop of a primal pulse. The lusciously serene "New Age of Smokin," a cover of L.B. Bad's classic Nu Groove record from 1989, precedes the final ominous statement, "Dance of the Drunk," which blends an electro beat with metallic bass-stabs.

FUTURE DAYS RECORDINGS

FDR 619LP

THRASHER, WILLIE: Spirit Child LP (FDR 619LP) 20.00
LP version. "Spirit Child is the debut LP from Inuk singer-songwriter Willie Thrasher. Thrasher was born in Aklavik, a hamlet located in the Inuvik region of the Northwest Territories, Canada, in 1948. At five years of age, Thrasher was taken from his family and sent to a residential school where he was forbidden to practice his Inuvialuit culture, a shameful initiative by the Canadian government to assimilate Indigenous people into mainstream society. Music was a way for Thrasher to escape the pain and longing. In the mid-1960s, Thrasher drummed for The Cordells, one of the first Inuit rock bands. One evening, a stranger recommended that the group tap into their Aboriginal roots instead of the charts for inspiration. This prompted Thrasher to take up the guitar and write songs about his life, people, and the environment. Despite losing a portion of his left middle finger in a work accident, Thrasher became a musical vagabond, travelling across Canada and the United States throughout the 1970s and well into the 1980s meeting many other First Nations, Métis, and Inuit musicians. Spirit Child was released by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in 1981 and provided a further opportunity for Thrasher to reconnect with his Native heritage and share this love and understanding with people from other cultures. 'Silent Inuit' became a northern hit for Thrasher, but with limited commercial support and little promotion outside of northern communities, the album eventually fell to the wayside. Today, Thrasher lives in the town of Nanaimo, B.C., where he performs as a city sanctioned busker with his partner Linda Saddleback. The global attention garnered by Light In The Attic's Native North America (Vol. 1): Aboriginal Folk, Rock, and Country 1966-1985 has led to recent performances at the Austin Psych Fest and Levitation Vancouver. Wherever he may be, Willie Thrasher is a trailblazing troubadour with an Indigenous heartbeat sound. Let Spirit Child open your ears, heart, and mind to a new folk-rock reality."

ICI D'AILLEURS (FRANCE)

IDA 003CD

TIERSEN, YANN: Le Phare CD (IDA 003CD) 11.00
2013 remastered reissue; originally released in 1998. French musician and composer Yann Tiersen's 1998 third album, La Phare, yielded the single "Monochrome," a collaboration with French songwriter and vocalist Dominique A; "Monochrome" was a radio hit and propelled the album, and Tiersen, to mainstream success in France. As Tiersen's acclaim grew, so did the scope of his records. 1999's Black Session -- a live album of a radio performance -- featured collaborations with Dominique A and The Divine Comedy's Neil Hannon, as well bands like Têtes Raides and The Married Monk. Soon after, Jean-Pierre Jeunet asked Tiersen to score Jeunet's film Amélie, which would bring Tiersen international acclaim upon its release in 2001.


MTS 001CD

GEINS'T NAIT & LAURENT PETITGAND: Je Vous Dis CD (MTS 001CD) 11.00
2014 release. French composer Laurent Petitgand joined the Geins't Naït project in 1987, one year after its inception in 1986. Petitgand has since been recognized for his compositional work for the late French singer Alain Bashung and his original soundtracks for Wim Wenders (including Tokyo-Ga (1985), Wings of Desire (1987), and The Salt of the Earth (2014)) and Paul Auster (The Inner Life of Martin Frost (2007)), as well as ballet music for Angelin Preljocaj (Liqueurs de Chair (1990), Amer America (1990)). While Geins't Naït offers rough pieces of music as an extension of its punk attitude, Petitgand refines them to create some musicality within the post-industrial collages, adding guitars, piano, and classical instruments. Geins't Naït and Laurent Petitgand sharpen sounds, giving them a kind of balance and density and ensuring that the musical language evokes a deep experience. Their collaboration is something of a French counterpart to the experimental scenes of the UK (Coil, Current 93, Test Dept) and Germany (Einstürzende Neubauten, Sprung Aus Den Wolken). Je vous dis mixes ambient, industrial, and minimalist musics, giving life to its smallest elements, be it be a sample, a piano melody, or a voice. Melancholic, with a fearsome yet restrained violence, the disturbing nocturnal mood and unsettling humanity of Je vous dis surprise and captivate. The difficulty is not in getting into this world, but in getting out of it.


MTS 001LP

GEINS'T NAIT & LAURENT PETITGAND: Je Vous Dis LP (MTS 001LP) 14.50
LP version. 2014 release. French composer Laurent Petitgand joined the Geins't Naït project in 1987, one year after its inception in 1986. Petitgand has since been recognized for his compositional work for the late French singer Alain Bashung and his original soundtracks for Wim Wenders (including Tokyo-Ga (1985), Wings of Desire (1987), and The Salt of the Earth (2014)) and Paul Auster (The Inner Life of Martin Frost (2007)), as well as ballet music for Angelin Preljocaj (Liqueurs de Chair (1990), Amer America (1990)). While Geins't Naït offers rough pieces of music as an extension of its punk attitude, Petitgand refines them to create some musicality within the post-industrial collages, adding guitars, piano, and classical instruments. Geins't Naït and Laurent Petitgand sharpen sounds, giving them a kind of balance and density and ensuring that the musical language evokes a deep experience. Their collaboration is something of a French counterpart to the experimental scenes of the UK (Coil, Current 93, Test Dept) and Germany (Einstürzende Neubauten, Sprung Aus Den Wolken). Je vous dis mixes ambient, industrial, and minimalist musics, giving life to its smallest elements, be it be a sample, a piano melody, or a voice. Melancholic, with a fearsome yet restrained violence, the disturbing nocturnal mood and unsettling humanity of Je vous dis surprise and captivate. The difficulty is not in getting into this world, but in getting out of it.


MTS 005CD

GEINS'T NAIT & LAURENT PETITGAND: Oublier CD (MTS 005CD) 11.00
2015 release. Geins't Naït and Laurent Petitgand's Oublier follows their 2014 Je vous dis album, which inaugurated the Mind Travels series on Ici d'Ailleurs -- a collection dedicated to ambient, industrial, and classical-influenced music. Geins't Naït and Laurent Petitgand exemplify the particular vision of the series, with a backroads music that's often unusual, always poignant, and underappreciated. Oublier is the finest illustration of that vision to date. Geins't Naït creates industrial collages in a similar vein to the early work of Einstürzende Neubauten or Throbbing Gristle, while Laurent Petitgand is best known for his many contributions to the films of Wim Wenders, including 2014's The Salt of the Earth, which won three awards at the 2014 Cannes film festival. These two seemingly disparate artists are united here by their desire to escape from all generally accepted standards of creativity. Regarding Oublier, one could pick out Laurent Petitgand's magnificent melodies or Geins't Naït's haunting, hypnotic dynamics of loops and manipulated samples, but it is ultimately up the listeners to find their own meaning and experience -- because one of Oublier's central qualities is that it situates listeners at the center of its universe so effectively and to such an extent that they actually become participants. Some will perceive a heightened melancholy, even a form of despair. Others will be seduced by the work's evident beauty and warmth. Whatever the case, its non-linearity favors total immersion and sometimes -- in the more intense moments -- totally letting go. CD includes four extra tracks.


MTS 005LP

GEINS'T NAIT & LAURENT PETITGAND: Oublier LP+CD (MTS 005LP) 14.50
LP version. Includes CD. 2015 release. Geins't Naït and Laurent Petitgand's Oublier follows their 2014 Je vous dis album, which inaugurated the Mind Travels series on Ici d'Ailleurs -- a collection dedicated to ambient, industrial, and classical-influenced music. Geins't Naït and Laurent Petitgand exemplify the particular vision of the series, with a backroads music that's often unusual, always poignant, and underappreciated. Oublier is the finest illustration of that vision to date. Geins't Naït creates industrial collages in a similar vein to the early work of Einstürzende Neubauten or Throbbing Gristle, while Laurent Petitgand is best known for his many contributions to the films of Wim Wenders, including 2014's The Salt of the Earth, which won three awards at the 2014 Cannes film festival. These two seemingly disparate artists are united here by their desire to escape from all generally accepted standards of creativity. Regarding Oublier, one could pick out Laurent Petitgand's magnificent melodies or Geins't Naït's haunting, hypnotic dynamics of loops and manipulated samples, but it is ultimately up the listeners to find their own meaning and experience -- because one of Oublier's central qualities is that it situates listeners at the center of its universe so effectively and to such an extent that they actually become participants. Some will perceive a heightened melancholy, even a form of despair. Others will be seduced by the work's evident beauty and warmth. Whatever the case, its non-linearity favors total immersion and sometimes -- in the more intense moments -- totally letting go.


MTS 006CD

DELPLANQUE, MATHIAS: Drachen CD (MTS 006CD) 11.00
2015 release. Mathias Delplanque is an artist from Nantes, France (born in Burkina Faso), who has close links with the ambient, electronic, electroacoustic, and concrète musical spheres as well as dub and field recordings. His approach is therefore intimately intertwined with the creation of sound; sound in the physical sense of the term -- sound that goes through one's body, modifying one's perception without ever giving into the academic distance sometimes found in the field of musical sound research. This work is not theoretical; it explores every possibility that might push the artistic vision to its pinnacle. Delplanque has been perfecting this approach to music since 2000 under his own name and various pseudonyms, including Bidlo and Lena. But Drachen is much more direct and incisive than Delplanque's other productions, incorporating sonic impurities rather than focusing on deliberate, finely sculpted details. Delplanque goes so far as to create actual interference with his cell phone to disturb the rhythm and harmony of his compositions, and works urgently to induce mistakes and accidents with which to liberate himself from his own automatic reflexes. Drachen is therefore a dangerous album both for its author and its listeners. Yet there remains intact an emotional sensibility. All sorts of instruments (guitar, bass, melodica, kora, synths, etc.) are run through live electronic processing, and Delplanque manages to bring a beautiful melancholy -- even a certain tenderness -- out of this sonic mass, despite the roughness of the overall sound. The work is made up of seven highly distinct pieces that nevertheless fit together as a coherent whole. Although instrumental, Drachen is a largely narrative album that recounts its own story; a necessary reminder that just sound and silence are fantastic vectors for communication. The album closes with an eighth track created with 2008 field recordings from Gandefabou, Burkina Faso.


MTS 006LP

DELPLANQUE, MATHIAS: Drachen LP (MTS 006LP) 14.50
2015 release. LP version. Mathias Delplanque is an artist from Nantes, France (born in Burkina Faso), who has close links with the ambient, electronic, electroacoustic, and concrète musical spheres as well as dub and field recordings. His approach is therefore intimately intertwined with the creation of sound; sound in the physical sense of the term -- sound that goes through one's body, modifying one's perception without ever giving into the academic distance sometimes found in the field of musical sound research. This work is not theoretical; it explores every possibility that might push the artistic vision to its pinnacle. Delplanque has been perfecting this approach to music since 2000 under his own name and various pseudonyms, including Bidlo and Lena. But Drachen is much more direct and incisive than Delplanque's other productions, incorporating sonic impurities rather than focusing on deliberate, finely sculpted details. Delplanque goes so far as to create actual interference with his cell phone to disturb the rhythm and harmony of his compositions, and works urgently to induce mistakes and accidents with which to liberate himself from his own automatic reflexes. Drachen is therefore a dangerous album both for its author and its listeners. Yet there remains intact an emotional sensibility. All sorts of instruments (guitar, bass, melodica, kora, synths, etc.) are run through live electronic processing, and Delplanque manages to bring a beautiful melancholy -- even a certain tenderness -- out of this sonic mass, despite the roughness of the overall sound. The work is made up of seven highly distinct pieces that nevertheless fit together as a coherent whole. Although instrumental, Drachen is a largely narrative album that recounts its own story; a necessary reminder that just sound and silence are fantastic vectors for communication. The album closes with an eighth track created with 2008 field recordings from Gandefabou, Burkina Faso.

INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS

IALP 001HLP

13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS: The Psychedelic Sounds Of... (180 Gram Vinyl) LP (IALP 001HLP) 16.50
Stereo version on 180 gram vinyl. Exact repro of their first album, originally released in 1966.

KATHEXIS

KTX 004LP

LOIZOU, SOPHIA: Singulacra LP (KTX 004LP) 23.00
Bristol, England-based sound artist and producer Sophia Loizou presents Singulacra, the follow-up to her 2014 debut, Chrysalis, which is itself a staggering exploration of the conflict between nature and technology and the space between natural and synthetic sounds. With Singulacra, Loizou builds on the framework of Chrysalis for her most ambitious offering to date. Ghostly remnants of hardcore and early jungle percolate throughout while fragments of radio transmissions seep in and out through tape-based processes and spectral processing, leaving the listener in a hauntingly beautiful landscape filled with both solidity and disintegration. Bringing back the times of pirate radio, almost like lost transmissions from beyond the grave, this work provides a sense of intimacy and familiarity during the contemporary full-speed acceleration toward unknown futures. Exploring its audiences' anxieties surrounding technological utopias while retaining an emphasis on nurturing human value when facing inhuman forces, Singulacra engages with the potential loss of human essence amid technological progress toward artificial intelligence. Limited edition of 300. Initial copies on transparent vinyl. Includes download code.

LEAF (UK)

BAY 076LP

WILDBIRDS & PEACEDRUMS: Rivers LP+CD (BAY 076LP) 20.00
"There is no immediately apparent unifying sound to The Leaf Label. The imprint has a magnetic attraction to artists operating on the fringes, to startling hybrids and mercurial fusions. One finds Leaf in the places where electronic music, classical, jazz, pop, folk and rock meet -- the places where the sparks are flying. In recognition of 20 years of loyal service to releasing beautiful noise, Leaf is reissuing ten landmark albums in limited editions. Most of the selected works have been out of print on vinyl for many years, and the choices have been driven in part via an online poll. They are spread across the years and begin to reflect the length, breadth and consistent quality of the label's output in that time. Wildbirds & Peacedrums' 2010 album Rivers is available on vinyl for the first time. It features the track 'Peeling Off the Layers,' used to devastating effect this year as the title music for Sky Atlantic's flagship series Fortitude."

LOVE ON THE ROCKS (GERMANY)

LOTR 007EP

ZOMBIES IN MIAMI: Snake Language 12" (LOTR 007EP) 14.00
Mexican duo Zombies in Miami present their three-track Snake Language EP. The title-track is a raw, haunting, drum-heavy number. On the flip comes "Calo," with its twisting riffs that wind and turn alongside percussive interludes. "Yamo" changes the pace but is no less impressive with climactic flutes and a driving bassline.

M (GERMANY)

M 001EP

MAURIZIO: Ploy 12" (M 001EP) 10.00
2016 repress. "Ploy" is originally from 1992! "Ploy is the initiating release by Basic Channel even before they had found their name under which they would create a complete outstanding release sequence. The vibe here is very infected by the early '90s Detroit techno movement. The B-side features an extended playing atmospheric remix by Detroit's major force Underground Resistance (2005 re-mastered re-issue!)."

MADE OF CONCRETE (GERMANY)

MOC 007EP

PIONTY & FUMEE GRISE, ANDREAS: 1 Year Made of Concrete 12" (MOC 007EP) 12.50
The made of CONCRETE label celebrates its 2016 one-year anniversary with label founders Andreas Pionty and fumée grise's remixes of four standout tracks from the label's 2015 output. Pionty's fast-paced remix of Gathaspar's celestial "The Lover of Ursa Major" adds extra bass and zippy synths. Pionty turns the mysterious mood of Alek S's dubby "Boyz Weekend" down for a more rapacious, dancefloor-oriented take. fumée grise strips Steven Cock's "Fusion" of its more playful bell accents and heads for deep, dark territory. fumée grise's remix of Gathaspar's sub-bassy "Gathsoland" downplays the original kick and focuses on the addictive vocal sample.

MEANDER MUSIC (GERMANY)

MEANDER 016-5EP

BLACK, KONRAD: The Scorched Earth Interpretations 12" (MEANDER 016-5EP) 14.00
180-gram 12". Fresh, genre-bending interpretations of Konrad Black's "Scorched Earth." dBridge is a legend of UK dance music, active as part of the drum and bass group Bad Company in the late '90s, running his extensive label Exit Records, and regularly releasing on Boddika's Nonplus, Metalheadz, and R&S. Here, dBridge offers an up-to-date hybrid that straddles the line between techno and breakbeat. Romania's up-and-coming Barac has released on Raresh's Metereze imprint among others and launched his own Moment imprint in 2015. His extended mix of "Scorched Earth" is a deep, hypnotic journey through space.

MIDNIGHT SHIFT (SINGAPORE)

MNSW 002EP

KASPAR: Sisyphean Rage 12" (MNSW 002EP) 14.00
The Midnight Shift White Label series, dedicated to full EPs from Midnight Shift artists, follows Eddie Niguel's emotive, personal The Journey (MNSW 001EP, 2015) with Sisyphean Rage by Portuguese DJ and producer Ka§par. The ruff 'n' tuff house-meets-techno tumble of "Ravisher" is ripe for the dancefloor. Multitalented Detroit producer and DJ Jerry the Cat, percussionist on several Theo Parrish productions, dons his singer-lyricist cap for the personal anthem "Let Me Be," a revival gem backed by Ka§par's take on electro. Kirk Degiorgio closes the EP with his less-is-more instrumental remix of "Let Me Be."

MIE (UK)

MIE 036LP

GATE: Saturday Night Fever LP (MIE 036LP) 22.00
"Saturday Night Fever takes the concept of the movie of the same name and stretches the night a bit later, the fever a bit higher to the point where the party ends up blending into something much more sinister and wild. What starts out as a disco drumbeat with funky guitar swagger and melodic horns may slowly deteriorate into some sort of corroded ambient loop that eventually morphs into melodic horn samples. Basically every track is subverting its own gestures, carving out a narrative of interruption and stretching the disco template in directions simultaneously embracing and mocking the form. In a way, this album is a sequel to A Republic of Sadness (2010), embracing the criticisms people had of that album and expanding on those flaws. The resulting album sounds like Morley's pulling out some heaping doses of the hermit boogie and Otago funk and stretching it into some sort of Basinskian disintegration loop gone Bernard Bonnier zonked mutant scene. There are so many moves within each of the four extended tracks that it feels like that illuminated dance floor is always slipping beneath your feet. I promise it'll be worth the effort, twinkletoes . . ." --Pete Swanson

MULE MUSIQ (GERMANY)

MUSIQ 194EP

BRIKHA & SEBASTIAN MULLAERT, ARIL: Illuminate 12" (MUSIQ 194EP) 12.50
A great collaboration between two first-class artists, Aril Brikha and Sebastian Mullaert.

MUSIC FROM MEMORY (NETHERLANDS)

MFM 008EP

TURTLE, MICHAL: Are You Psychic?/Astral Decoy 12" (MFM 008EP) 17.50
Two deeply forward-thinking electronic tracks from British musician Michal Turtle. "Are You Psychic?" is taken from Turtle's obscure Music from the Living Room album (1983), a work created with live instrumentation that manages to sound sample-based, with voices and sound effects recorded directly to tape or put onto tiny 2.5-second cassette loops. The previously unreleased "Astral Decoy" (1984) reflects a growing interest in more analog elements such as xylophone and live percussion, as well as electro and boogie. This 12" precedes Music From Memory's wider compilation of Turtle's works, produced with access to the archives of the many recordings made at his family home.

MUSIK KRAUSE (GERMANY)

MKR 046EP

SOULPHICTION: Riot Party II 12" (MKR 046EP) 12.50
SoulPhiction follows 2014's Riot Party EP with Riot Party II, delivering more club music off the beaten track. He induces trademark claustrophobic pressure on "Amerika," provides some moody downbeat slickness on "Misty Roots," and serves up an acid-tinged tool called "Bricks" that twists and twitches in and out of shape.

NEW WORLD RECORDS

NW 90001LP

PARTCH, HARRY: A Portrait LP (NW 90001LP) 21.00
"Limited edition LP release (180g vinyl) + free download card. Selecting illustrative works from the lifetime of a creative person is a daunting task; doing so with a singularly individual artist like Harry Partch is all the more difficult. In the more than four decades since Partch's death, interest in his both his life and his compositional output has continued to grow, and there remains a place for documents that can offer insights, suggest paths, and give new life to that creator's endeavors. Even as duplicate instrumental ensembles are beginning to appear, and the original Partch instrumental resources have found a new home for performance and study, there is considerable value in returning to the many recordings he crafted over his lifetime of composition and performance. These are recordings that carry not only the stamp of the author, but his voice as well -- Partch himself appears in every single track of this record, either as singer, instrumentalist, or both. This remastered version of The Dreamer That Remains has never been available before and is making its first appearance in any format. The 12-page booklet includes an essay by the Harry Partch Foundation's Jon Szanto and numerous rare photographs provided by the foundation and other sources. An invaluable document for both Partch enthusiasts and neophytes! Limited to 700 copies."

ONE KIND FAVOR

OKF 001LP

HIGNEY, KENNETH: Attic Demonstration LP (OKF 001LP) 14.00
Last copies of this 2012 reissue with a bonus 7" ("Funky Kinky" b/w "I Wanna Be The King"). "Often considered the Holy Grail of 'real people' records, Kenneth Higney's Attic Demonstration was never actually intended to be an official release. It was recorded in New York City by Higney and his accompanist Gordon Gaines (R.I.P.) as a vehicle with which to sell Higney's songs to other artists and was only pressed to vinyl in 1976 when he grew tired of duplicating cassette tapes. Apparently the Jandekian dissonance of the 'A. Demo.' sound was an unintended by-product of the one take demo sessions. Be that as it may, Attic Demonstration is a strange sonic world all of its own. It is neither too weird to be unappealing to 'regular' music listeners nor is it one of those discoveries that leaves you wondering what all the hype was about. Acoustic guitar ballads of nearly atonal desolation mix readily with rock 'n' roll numbers featuring hiccuping drums and alien sounding electric guitar. Higney's vocals are by turns sneering and mournful as he sings about lost love and the desire for fame all filtered through his uniquely bent worldview. Although a few ads were placed for the record in The Village Voice and The Aquarian, the fame that Higney sought eluded him (a semi-positive review in Trouser Press notwithstanding). That is, until the album was discovered and distributed by record dealer Paul Major. Attic Demonstration has been featured in the Acid Archives and copies of the original LP have soared in price over the years, but you no longer have to pay $100, $200 or even $300 to obtain a copy of this monumental album on vinyl. One Kind Favor and Kenneth Higney have teamed up to bring you an official reissue of Attic Demonstration remastered, with all the original artwork and with liner notes by the artist."

OPTIMO MUSIC (UK)

OMDIY 001B-LP

VA: [Cease & Desist] DIY! Cult Classics from the Post-Punk Era (1978-1982) 2LP (OMDIY 001B-LP) 23.50
Limited 2016 repress. [Cease & Desist] DIY! Cult Classics from the Post-Punk Era (1978-1982) collects 15 UK 7" singles recorded between 1978 and 1982, compiled by JD Twitch to showcase the DIY spirit of those times. "If Punk was the nuclear detonation, the fallout that came after was where a lot of the most interesting music of that era was made. People who would never have thought to release a record before realised it was something they could do, and the end result was a DIY explosion. I've always loved music that doesn't try to fit in a particular genre, that is anti-canonical and doesn't care what else is going on in music at that time, that takes risks and is full of imagination and ideas that may or may not make any logical sense but that resulted in something unique, that ignores conventions about how a record SHOULD be produced and that was created simply because its creators felt the urge to express themselves and share the results with some other people. This compilation compiles 15 tracks that fulfil all those criteria. None of them had any success, most are (unjustly) obscure but every one of them has inspired me and would be in my ultimate 7" singles box" --JD Twitch. This release has been a real labor of love, involving tracing long-lost artists to far-flung corners of the globe, persuading them that the modern world needs to hear the music they made several decades ago, tracking down masters -- lovingly restoring 7"s in place of lost masters in some cases -- and conceiving an elaborate package with detailed sleeve notes to house the double album. Unfortunately, the original choice of title for this release infringed on the copyright of a series of well-known pop compilations released by a certain major label. They sent a cease and desist letter (hence the title of this edition), and did not accept proposed modifications to the original sleeves, so this edition is released in a more conventional package than was intended. Gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeves containing sleeve notes and detailed overviews of each individual track by JD Twitch and an introduction by New York's DIY expert Dan Selzer. Includes tracks by Tesco Bombers, Sara Goes Pop, People in Motion, Nancy Sesay & the Melodaires, The Distributors, Dorothy, Thomas Leer, Visitors, The Murphy Federation, The Cro-Tones, Fatal Microbes, Spunky Onions, The Fakes, and The Prats.

OUTER BATTERY RECORDS

OBR 014LP

NOTWIST, THE: 12 2LP (OBR 014LP) 21.00
"Before Neon Golden there was the groundbreaking Shrink, and before Shrink there was 12. Originally released in 1995, 12 was an adventurous double LP and was The Notwist's transition record between their earlier punk days and their later electronica. Influenced by the likes of Dinosaur Jr and Built to Spill, 12 was an indie rock classic that has been out of print on vinyl since the late '90s."

OVUM

OVM 263EP

YAMAMORI, RYOGO: Trinity EP 12" (OVM 263EP) 14.00
Ovum welcomes one of Japan's most consistent techno producers of the 2010s, Ryogo Yamamori. Each cut of this tight tech triptych is detailed for the dancefloor. The vibrant hypnosis of "Hasu" features filtered hook insistency, grainy kicks, and nutrient-rich bass -- a bright sonic flower blooms in every direction. "Overwork" is a lean, mean groove-machine galvanized by a woozy 808 that bubbles ominously and gradually rising metallic alien stabs. Angular acid track "Resource" brings things to a heightened warehouse-ready climax with timeless class; a spiked-out acid riff, thunderous kicks, and precision-placed rifle-like claps ensure the full physical tech experience.

PEOPLE OF EARTH

PEOPLE 002EP

DOKES, REGGIE: Afro Sci/Piano Seduction 10" (PEOPLE 002EP) 14.00
The second release on People of Earth is from another Detroit native who calls Atlanta home, Reggie Dokes. The Psychostasia founder presents a 10" that blends techno and house in a way that only he can. Straight dancefloor heat. Limited edition of 400. Vinyl only.

PERMANENT RECORDS

PERM 050LP

ZIPPER: Zipper LP (PERM 050LP) 19.00
"For our 50th label release, Permanent Records could not be MORE EXCITED to announce the 40th Anniversary reissue of Zipper's self-titled LP from 1975!!!! You all know Fred Cole from Dead Moon. And yes, Pierced Arrows too! But preceding both of his more 'famous' bands (and others like The Rats, etc, etc) was Zipper! Formed when Fred and Toody Cole returned to Portland, Oregon after homesteading in Alaska, Zipper was the beginning of both Whizeagle Records, their in-house label, and Fred's long illustrious DIY RnR career. Equal parts acid fried psych, raw blistering guitar fireworks, proto-punk pummel and bone crunchin' heavy rock machismo, Zipper was Fred's headfirst dive back into the rock world after his disillusionment with the 'garage scene' post Weeds / Lollipop Shoppe. No managers to tell him what songs to play or what 'sound' was in. No label to fight with. Just Fred Cole and a close knit group of fellow disenchanted rock n rollers (Lorry Erk, Jim Roos and Greg Shadoan), playing their in-the-red whiskey and cigarette fueled music as loud and furious as can be!!! So for those into scorching Acid Archives psych rock, Zipper is yer next fix! And for those those Fred and Toody Cole completists, this reissue is ESSENTIAL, as originals go for as much as $250!!!! For everyone else, if you like yer rock n roll, RAW, MEAN AND UNHINGED, just like it should be."

PHOENIX RECORDS (UK)

ASH 3012LP

INSECT TRUST, THE: The Insect Trust LP (ASH 3012LP) 22.00
2016 repress. Combining elements of rock, jazz, bluegrass, soul, Dixieland, folk, ragga, blues and practically every genre there is, The Insect Trust's classic debut (recorded in 1968) reveals one major difference between them and almost all other U.S. psych bands of the time -- while the majority were in thrall to Eastern sounds, they sound resolutely homegrown. Despite featuring banjos, fiddles and bottleneck guitars, the band still sounded absolutely contemporary, with superb tunes, gorgeous vocals and some mindblowing freakout passages. Tuneful, intelligent and highly musical, they truly forged something new out of the past, and this is one of the most beguilingly strange and original rock albums ever recorded. On 180 gram vinyl in a gatefold sleeve.

RASTER-NOTON (GERMANY)

R-N 050CD

ALVA NOTO + RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: Vrioon CD (R-N 050CD) 17.00
2016 repress, originally released in 2002. During his first live tour in Japan, Carsten Nicolai met Ryuichi Sakamoto in Tokyo. A year after that, he was asked to remix material from Sakamoto for the Japanese magazine Code Unfinished. "The material that was given to me was already layered with digital effects. From one little clean piano piece I made the first track. Those simple piano chords I combined with a clear rhythm constellation. Somehow Ryuichi was very surprised and really liked my work. Weeks later he sent me another specially for this project." This was the beginning of an almost 2 year process of musical exchange and creation. Vrioon is very relaxing, it opens rooms and landscapes blur before listener's eyes. Static rhythmic pieces circle round and vary one and the same theme that, with its impressionistic sphere, reminds of soundtracks and ambient compositions. In this cooperation, two different generations meet and share the idea of electronic music as an inspiration source for new musical structures.


R-N 065CD

ALVA NOTO + RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: Insen CD (R-N 065CD) 17.00
2016 repress. Originally released in 2005, this is a re-press of Insen by Alva Noto (aka Carsten Nicolai) and Ryuichi Sakamoto. Their debut album Vrioon (R-N 050CD) released on Raster-Noton in 2003 was voted "Record Of The Year, 2004" in the electronica category by The Wire, and particular interest was shown in Nicolai's creation of a new synergy of acoustic piano and digital post-production that had not been witnessed before, in his approach and interpretation of Sakamoto's piano clusters. The strict splitting of the composition process on Insen (piano: Sakamoto; production and additional sounds: Nicolai) reminds one of the debut album. However, this record carries a kind of "transcendental aura" of an early morning meditative exercise, but at the same time avoids the field of new age philosophy. Enriched by new elements, this "high-tech meditation" follows a consistent line. On Vrioon, Nicolai's typical sinus sounds counterbalanced Sakamoto's piano accords. On Insen, Nicolai works directly with the piano sounds. He dismantles Sakamoto's recordings with a "surgeon-like precision" into micro-loops, into its atomic elements. Starting with these atoms of sound, he creates a new basis for form, compressing floating, rotating rhythm with harmonic sequences, with melodic counterpoints, and laying it underneath the piano tracks. This makes Insen appear more of a complex experience, although the time-stretched flow, or even the clear lines of the piano stay untouched. From the sleeve notes one can learn that the album was a dedication to certain people. Created far away from these people, Insen might be a kind of dialog. It definitely represents a diary of a stay over several months at Leon Feuchtwanger's Villa Aurora, where a large part of the production as well as the final mixes were completed. The themes and the track titles directly refer to that place, to the times of the day, and the events there. Even the colors of the album cover reference the emotions and atmospheres experienced at Villa Aurora. Only the track "Berlin" was recorded later, with Nicolai and Sakamoto together, during a session at Nicolai's studio in Berlin. As a reference to that place, one can hear a flock of birds singing in the background of the recording. "Aveol" closes the album also seen as a diary, with a mysterious beauty. The evolution of piano recording and digital post-production were pushed the furthest on this track. The combination reached its (temporary) final point.


R-N 132CD

ALVA NOTO + RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: Summvs CD (R-N 132CD) 17.00
2016 repress. Raster-Noton releases the album Summvs, the latest result of the unusual creative partnership between the Oscar-prize honored film composer Ryuichi Sakamoto and the fine artist and electronic music pioneer Carsten Nicolai aka Alva Noto. The name of the artists' fifth collaborative release Summvs refers to the Latin word "summa" (engl.: sum) and "versus" (engl.: towards), serving as a metaphor for the work being oriented towards a collaborative whole. Summvs is the last of a series of five releases that started with Vrioon (R-N 050CD) in 2002 and continued with 2005's Insen (R-N 065CD) and Revep (R-N 072CD) and Utp_ (R-N 096DVD) in 2007. Passages of sparse yet emotionally-charged and passionate piano solos are embedded in sine waves or reworked to establish new aesthetics of piano sound. Sparse percussions and throbbing bass pulses hover above and below -- the music being contemplative and minimal at the same time. The tracks "Microon I-III" contain recordings of one of the 15 pianos using a 16th tone interval tuning built by Sauter, Spaichingen/Donaueschingen, Germany. The original "Piano Metamorfoseador En Dieciseisavos De Tono" was designed by Julián Carrillo Trujillo. Thanks to the music department of Berne University of the Arts for making this instrument available. Included in the album are two cover versions of the track "By This River," originally written by Roedelius, Moebius and Brian Eno in 1977. In their instrumental versions of the song, Nicolai and Sakamoto create and investigate the song's appeal in both normal speed and slow motion. Ryuichi Sakamoto on piano and Alva Noto on electronics will present this fifth collaborative release live with a uniquely-styled visualization and a state-of-the-art technical setting and stage design.


R-N 167CD

KANGDING RAY: Cory Arcane CD (R-N 167CD) 17.00
Cory Arcane found her comfort zone in a constant state of crisis, and her liberation through love, sensuality, and high-speed internet access. As some might recall, she used to struggle with her own decay, navigating an intricate web of bureaucracy, endless social-media scrolling, 24-hour news channel feeds, and marketed strategies of seduction. Her intense and continuous obsession for surf, breakdancing, and cat videos might have saved her from a silent decline, but it would be her first attempts at integrating a professional ballet company that provided the initial spark. Her unorthodox dance movements were often considered shocking, transgressive, and barely legal; and even though some recognized her genuine talent, it was clear she would never make it into this structure. This is when she started her slow drift toward the outer limits of society, in search of the way to achieve the conditions for absolute freedom. Her emancipation was surely marked by different forms of excess: the inappropriate use of fireworks, the consumption of large quantities of alcohol and controlled substances, as well as the occasional blasts of kitchen appliances. She bypassed the gender war and became an expert in advertising sabotage. Soon Cory would give academic courses on the true liberation of the mind, or, in her own words, the apotheosis of senses. Lately, she could be seen squatting in the outskirts of different giant metropolises, embracing the mayhem, contemplating the crumbling of a system. The sound of the city, mixed with the music on her headphones, would weave complex rhythms and futuristic textures into a beautifully colored, pixelated surface. Looking out onto this fabulous chaos, she smiled. Cory Arcane is Kangding Ray's fifth album, following four previous full-lengths on Raster-Noton.


R-N 167LP

KANGDING RAY: Cory Arcane 2LP (R-N 167LP) 23.00
Double LP version. Cory Arcane found her comfort zone in a constant state of crisis, and her liberation through love, sensuality, and high-speed internet access. As some might recall, she used to struggle with her own decay, navigating an intricate web of bureaucracy, endless social-media scrolling, 24-hour news channel feeds, and marketed strategies of seduction. Her intense and continuous obsession for surf, breakdancing, and cat videos might have saved her from a silent decline, but it would be her first attempts at integrating a professional ballet company that provided the initial spark. Her unorthodox dance movements were often considered shocking, transgressive, and barely legal; and even though some recognized her genuine talent, it was clear she would never make it into this structure. This is when she started her slow drift toward the outer limits of society, in search of the way to achieve the conditions for absolute freedom. Her emancipation was surely marked by different forms of excess: the inappropriate use of fireworks, the consumption of large quantities of alcohol and controlled substances, as well as the occasional blasts of kitchen appliances. She bypassed the gender war and became an expert in advertising sabotage. Soon Cory would give academic courses on the true liberation of the mind, or, in her own words, the apotheosis of senses. Lately, she could be seen squatting in the outskirts of different giant metropolises, embracing the mayhem, contemplating the crumbling of a system. The sound of the city, mixed with the music on her headphones, would weave complex rhythms and futuristic textures into a beautifully colored, pixelated surface. Looking out onto this fabulous chaos, she smiled. Cory Arcane is Kangding Ray's fifth album, following four previous full-lengths on Raster-Noton.

ROTARY COCKTAIL (GERMANY)

RC 046EP

STEFANIK & THOMAS STIELER, DANIEL: Numbers Part 1 12" (RC 046EP) 12.50
Daniel Stefanik and Thomas Stieler launch their Numbers series with a tribute to deep, classic vibes crossed with trippy atmospheres shaped perfectly to the groove.

RUMBLE RECORDS

RUM 2011109LP

BEACH BOYS, THE: Little Deuce Coupe LP (RUM 2011109LP) 20.00
1963's Little Deuce Coupe is the fourth album from American surf heroes The Beach Boys. Featuring a small handful of Top 100 hits including the title cut, "Be True to Your School," and "Shut Down," Little Deuce Coupe is yet another early classic from Southern California's finest surf-rock outfit, showcasing Brian Wilson's further development into the full-fledged pop genius he'd soon become. Essential for any fan of the brothers Wilson, Mike Love, and Al Jardine. Classic.

RUNNING BACK (GERMANY)

RB 060EP

HUGH MANE: Control Drama 12" (RB 060EP) 14.00
The return of Hugh Mane. This time it's not a dusted house music DAT but a collection of canny compositions that feel like an evening spent rolling with Ashra at Ku. Heartbreakers, slow-motion ravers, melodies of love, and lots of drama.

RUSTBLADE (ITALY)

RBL 048-2LP

SIMONETTI, CLAUDIO: Demons: Original Soundtrack LP (RBL 048-2LP) 26.00
"30th Anniversary Edition and definitive release of the iconic horror film soundtrack composed by Claudio Simonetti for Dario Argento and Lamberto Bava's 1980?s gore classic Demons. This soundtrack perfectly captures the growing tension created by the film as the main characters are transformed into demons, leading the way with the electro metal of Killing, the percussively cruel Demon, and the now classic cult hit Demon. 30 years later the music still shines with timeless quality thanks to the eclectic talent of composer Claudio Simonetti. Limited green vomit vinyl + poster."


RBL 048PIC-LP

SIMONETTI, CLAUDIO: Demons: Original Soundtrack PIC. DISC (RBL 048PIC-LP) 34.00
"30th Anniversary Edition and definitive release of the iconic horror film soundtrack composed by Claudio Simonetti for Dario Argento and Lamberto Bava's 1980 gore classic Demons. This soundtrack perfectly captures the growing tension created by the film as the main characters are transformed into demons, leading the way with the electro metal of Killing, the percussively cruel Demon, and the now classic cult hit Demon. 30 years later the music still shines with timeless quality thanks to the eclectic talent of composer Claudio Simonetti. Limited picture disc + OBI 180; gram high quality sound."

SHELTER PRESS (FRANCE)

SHELTER 066LP

BULBS: Color Attic 12" (SHELTER 066LP) 21.00
"Bulbs is a band that I like so much that I started a record label to rep their work. I put out their Light Ships album in 2008 because I was so impressed with how futuristic their music was. They've remained active on their own terms since then, releasing a number of micro-editions of their music including a few incredible tapes (Sky Listening, Moon Episodes) and a few splits (a 12" with Mouthus (IMPREC 255LP) and a 7" with Wobbly). Generally Bulbs' music does not sound like the guitar/drum instrumentation would indicate. They have much more to do with Chain Reaction than The White Stripes, but with the benefit of live instrumentation and an adventurous edge, they end up much wilder, looser, more organic than anything coming out of Berlin. Color Attic is the second major work by Bulbs and finds the group exploring more oblique ambience, elliptical and granular guitar mashing up with loose, swinging synth drums, orbiting and colliding with each other. All experimentation aside, Color Attic remains lush, beautiful and melodic to the point that you might find yourself humming parts of 'Ladder Wing' while you're doing the dishes." --Pete Swanson, January 3, 2016


SHELTER 068LP

JAEGER/STEPHAN MATHIEU/AKIRA RABELAIS, KASSEL: Zauberberg LP (SHELTER 068LP) 21.00
"A few years ago, an idea germinated while reading The Magic Mountain (Der Zauberberg) by Thomas Mann. An idea not driven by the narrativity of the book, but by the traces and the aura invoked in it. That was it: an audible aural journey through the memories of a place lost in the heights of the Swiss mountains. A century after the events depicted in the book, we went to where the story took place, trying to capture the remaining sounds that could have been heard at the time, and the ghosts who might have still wandered around. Zauberberg is based on these captures, on recordings of the music played by Hans Castorp (the novel's main character), on acoustic/electronic instrumentation and digital processing. The result is an evocation of time and duration, an exploration of what remains and what is lost, a meditation of the dissolution and persistence of the aura surrounding everything." --Kassel Jaeger, November 19, 2015


SHELTER 069LP

BONNETTA, JOSHUA: Lago LP (SHELTER 069LP) 21.00
Lago is an LP recording created in dialogue with the photobook of the same title by American photographer Ron Jude, published by MACK (UK) in September 2015. The two compositions revisit the sites of Jude's initial photographs in and around the Salton Sea in the Southern California desert, and use site-specific field recordings and analog processing to craft an aural counterpoint to the photographs themselves and the photographic process. Contact microphones and hydrophones were used to gather sounds from flora, desert refuse, architectural ruins, and the Salton Sea itself to create an expanded study of the acoustic ecology of the area. The work weaves together location recordings and interviews to construct an acoustic portrait of the desert that is steeped in intimations of narrative dealing with loss, history, and a landscape haunted by a specter in darkness. Lago is an attempt to enter into the perceptual horizons of the desert while also engaging a past that shapes the encounter.

SIREENA RECORDS (GERMANY)

ST 1506CD

ELECTRIC MOON: Theory of Mind CD (ST 1506CD) 19.00
"Recorded in February 2014 in Heidelberg/Germany this release shows again its excellent live sound, which reflects the relaxed yet energetic atmosphere perfect. The music itself is psychedelic acid rock at its best and is left at the same time powerful and very trance. It carries the listener into a pulsating and hypnotic manner to where the electric sparks sprayed his moon: in the endless universe of psychedelic music."

SOMETHING (GERMANY)

SOME 028EP

STL: Symbiotik Chunk 12" (SOME 028EP) 14.00
Stephan Laubner presents a trip into the raw beat-flavored sectors of his soundworld, reflecting a life spent with analog hardware. Symbiotik Chunk's captivating resonance suits various emotional states over its extended playing time. Take the plunge and dive into this EP, created in solitude with emphatic, detailed craftsmanship and destined for likeminded ears.

SONIC PIECES (GERMANY)

PATT 002CD

JOHANNSSON WITH HILDUR GUDNADOTTIR & ROBERT AIKI AUBREY LOWE, JOHANN: End of Summer CD+DVD (PATT 002CD) 31.00
End of Summer captures Jóhann Jóhannsson's journey to the Antarctic Peninsula to discover the calm scenery of a landscape changing seasons, barely influenced or even noticed by humanity. The Super 8 film is a comforting study of a peaceful setting in one of the most crucial and endangered areas of our planet. Accompanied by rich and detailed field recordings of the surroundings, this footage forms a perfect foundation for Jóhannsson's musical compositions, performed together with fellow musicians and friends Hildur Guðnadóttir and Robert A. A. Lowe. The varying use of cello, voice, synthesizer, and electronics creates a listening experience that reflects both the vast beauty of the quiet scenery and the necessary caution of its inhabitants. As if gliding through the steep ice, its rough edges, and the harmonious water movements, organic arrangements patiently devolve into voice-and-electronics-based ambience that adds warmth to the icy environment. The soundtrack to End of Summer is an emotional, enduring listen and a compelling experience. Forming a soundscape as broad as the view that inspired it yet equally heartwarming, the music will slow down time and provide a moment of harmony within times of change. CD contains the soundtrack, and includes a DVD of the film. Laser-cut mini-LP cover with two printed inner sleeves.

STAG-O-LEE (GERMANY)

STAGO 072LP

ROY THOMPSON AND THE MELLOW KINGS: 20 Days LP (STAGO 072LP) 19.50
LP version. Roy Thompson and The Mellow Kings is a rockin' rhythm and blues band from France. The six musicians are all experienced veterans from the rockin' scene, well versed in roots, blues, and rock 'n' roll. Olivier Laporte aka Roy Thompson had previously led Canada-based band Roy Thompson & His Royal Acadians, which he founded in 2003. Laporte returned to Europe in 2005, after tours of Canada, the US, and Europe, and founded The Mellow Kings in 2010. The band's influences range from rhythm and blues to rockin' '50s/early-'60s sounds. The Mellow Kings' live repertoire includes songs by artists such as Ike Turner, Ray Charles, T-Bone Walker, Larry Williams, Little Richard, Young Jessie, Junior Watson, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Freddie King, Johnny Otis, and Guitar Junior, as well as many self-penned tunes. In 2012 they released their first album, Back on Tracks, on the Spanish label Sleazy Records, which they followed with performances at all the big festivals, including The Rockin' Race Jamboree in Spain, Rhythm Riot in England, Live and Jive in Sweden, Cahors Blues Festival in France, Moondogs International Rock'n'Roll Festival in Italy, and Let's Get Wild in Germany, plus a huge tour in Europe backing up Gizzelle, the soul diva from Los Angeles. In the meantime, the band recorded their second album, 20 Days. It features tunes by Mike Pedicin, Little Richard, Bobby Bland, Aaron Neville, and Otis Blackwell, as well as a number of original compositions. With its sizzlin' guitars, great piano work, and powerful sax, 20 Days recalls the music made between the late '50s and early '60s, when rhythm and blues slowly morphed into soul. The band's masterpiece so far.

STIL VOR TALENT (GERMANY)

SVT 163EP

ZONNEVELD, REINIER: Rushchamber 12" (SVT 163EP) 12.50
The energy and versatility audiences have come to expect when Reinier Zonneveld takes the decks is immediately evident on Rushchamber. "Sharp Bust" opens with a straight-to-the-point, trancey bassline; replete with mechanistic stabs and hi-hats, the groove is simply hypnotic and relentless. "Rushchamber," on the other hand, bears a subversive groove with a minimal, dark bassline. Glitchy, cut-up vocals lend it an eerie feel as the whole atmosphere becomes more and more immersive by the way of multi-layered drums. The intricate groove of "Flatchat" shares the dark territory of "Rushchamber," paired with a descending lead padded with reverb and stabby synths.

SUB ROSA (BELGIUM)

SR 415LP

POUSSEUR, HENRI: Early Experimental Electronic Music 1954-72 2LP (SR 415LP) 23.50
Double LP version in gatefold sleeve. Includes 20-minute vinyl-only track "Ex Dei In Machinam Memoria" (1972). Henri Pousseur was 25 when he composed his first piece of electronic music in 1954, in the Cologne radio studios where Karlheinz Stockhausen (with whom Pousseur had a close relationship) had created most of his famous pieces. Early Experimental Electronic Music 1954-72, the seventh and penultimate installment in Sub Rosa's Early Electronic Series, features Pousseur's earliest works -- his first steps. Pousseur studied at the Academies of Music in Liège, Belgium, and in Brussels, from 1947 to 1953. He was closely associated with Pierre Froidebise and André Souris. He encountered Pierre Boulez, Stockhausen, and Luciano Berio and thereafter devoted himself to avant-garde research. Pousseur taught in Cologne, Germany, and Basel, Switzerland, and the United States at SUNY Buffalo, as well as in his native Belgium. From 1970 until his retirement in 1988 he taught at the University and Conservatory of Liège, where he also founded the Centre de recherches et de formation musicales de Wallonie. Sub Rosa has released Pousseur's work before, but it has never released any of the pieces included here.

SUBLIME FREQUENCIES

SF 066LP

GROUP DOUEH: Zayna Jumma LP (SF 066LP) 22.00
We got a rare "foreign return" of this 2012 LP, last copies available... LP version of Group Doueh's record Zayna Jumma. From the gorgeously cracked yet all-embracing opening drum roll of "Zayna Jumma" (the title track), it's evident this band is hell-bent on redefining the sound of its influences and in turn, shape the future sound of its surroundings. It's musical alchemy in its purest, most remarkable form, pushing at the boundaries of geographical divergence while simultaneously speaking to the shared resonances between Western rock rhythms and the pulse of the Saharan trance tradition. Since its inception, Group Doueh's ability to craft pop hooks from a foundation of saharoui roots music has been a manifestation of sheer song craft and innovation. The tracks on Zayna Jumma are a deeper excavation of the group's forged terrain: a collision of contemporary Afro-Saharan grooves balanced with the searing modalities of Doueh's desert origins, finally nuanced by the transcendental pop/rock/desert blues elements honed from gestating in the fringes of the Sahara desert. For the latest installment of this Dakhla family's musical dynasty, Doueh recruits his next eldest sons El Waar (synth) and Hamdan (drum kit), and wife Halima is augmented by three female back-up singers. The band keeps evolving and this album reveals its newest phase -- that of a formidable ROCK unit. The songs on this record were recorded in 2010 -- a busy year for Doueh, maintaining its day job as the go-to group of the Saharan wedding industry while still managing recording sessions and a tour with Tony Allen (Fela Kuti's long-time drummer). On the heels of this momentum, Zayna Jumma is released to coincide with the group's 2011 spring/summer tour of the UK, Europe and a first-ever U.S. tour. This band continues to redefine the musical landscape and keep listeners amazed and transfixed. It's the perfect ecstatic music for the impending apocalypse, a rogue sound rooted in the past and yet boldly harnessing the aural possibilities of the landscape ahead... go ahead and jump aboard. Recorded on location in Dakhla, West Sahara in 2010 by Hisham Mayet. Housed in a full-color heavy-duty gatefold tip-on jacket.

TECTONIC (UK)

TEC 088LP

IPMAN: Depatterning 2x12" (TEC 088LP) 23.50
Double 12" version. 2015 release. Jack Gibbons aka Ipman follows releases on Osiris, Tempa, and Cold Recordings with Depatterning, his debut album. Gibbons hails from the rural Herefordshire county in England, a world away from the city-born influences that form his sound. Embracing the luxury of isolation, Depatterning is compiled from two years of recording, realizing a vision of Gibbon's passion for soundsystem music, rave culture, and technology. A self-confessed tech nerd, Gibbons built the album by experimenting with granular and modular synths, rewiring drum machines, and mangling sounds with hardware. "I like to create music by experimenting with new ideas and mechanics and letting tracks evolve, and this was no different. I had a pretty free reign and just tried new things and looked at the results." Lead track "Regicide" repackages the mid-1990s jungle experience into 140bpm breakbeat science, "IPA" gives a sly nod to the Hereford pub staple with jamming techno synths, and "Ü" sandwiches atmospheric ambience between Gibbons's takes on dark 2-step and crushing rave. The restless "Last One In The In The" pays tribute to the all-night dancer -- "It's like that bloke who is there from start to finish, eyeballs popping out of his head, just dancing like a maniac all through the dance (we've all been there). I had an idea for a video for it about him but never got round to it. It'd be like the 'Inspector Norse' video. But in England so gritty and depressing." Depatterning demonstrates Gibbons's individual ability to seamlessly fuse sounds, textures, and moods, from jungle to techno and everything in between.

THE WIRE (UK)

WIRE 385

WIRE, THE: #385 March 2016 MAG (WIRE 385) 9.50
"On the cover: Boris (The Japanese trio have embraced rock, metal, noise, pop, drone and more in their 25 year career to date. They're now set to release a new collaboration with noise magus Merzbow). Inside this issue: Awful Records + Harsh Riddims (Atlanta, Georgia has been a hiphop heartland since the 1990s. Now a new breed of lo-fi outliers clustered around indie labels Awful and Harsh Riddims are edging the music into the twilight zone); Church organs (The organ may seem an unlikely avant garde instrument, but a handful of contemporary artists are finding new uses for its awe-inspiring sonic impact); Global Ear: Calais (Migrants in the French port city find a few moments of peace in folk songs and sound systems); Invisible Jukebox: Andrew Weatherall (The UK house and techno veteran rattles his sabre at The Wire's mystery record selection)."

TOY TONICS (GERMANY)

TOYT 047EP

METROPOLITAN SOUL MUSEUM: Tesla EP 12" (TOYT 047EP) 14.00
London-based duo Metropolitan Soul Museum (Nick Woolfson and Filippo Rocco) have been running the Teng label since 2013. Woolfson was also part of Mock & Toof, a duo that generated quite a buzz with their freaky house music in the early 2010s. Metropolitan Soul Museum follow their self-released 2015 Ruff Trk 4 12", which featured a remix by Round (John Talabot's Hivern Discs), with the Tesla EP, featuring a remix by Tuff City Kids. Metropolitan Soul Museum's studio setup is informed by their live act, which features 707, vintage keys, and various effects. House. Good taste. Limited edition of 300.

UPON YOU (GERMANY)

UY 102EP

VA: A Selection of Diary 5 12" (UY 102EP) 12.50
Upon.You presents four highlights from its 2015 Diary 5 digital compilation, compiled by label cofounder Marco Resmann. Pascal Hetzel's "Data Loss" is a must for all dancefloors dedicated to deeper grooves, with its sweet analog chords and slightly acid-infused Chicago vibe. Italian DJ and producer Acirne delivers nothing short of a massive roller with her track "Morla," featuring melancholic strings and a sparkling synth sequence. Mass Digital's "Rotation" showcases his highly functional approach, lush bass work, huge off-kilter synth sweeps, and spiraling sirens. Haiku575 and Luca Saporito's close the EP with "Knowledge Is Free," a massive statement for late-night sessions.

VINYL ON DEMAND (GERMANY)

VOD 096-1LP

CLOCK DVA: Lomticks of Time LP (VOD 096-1LP) 25.00
Limited edition of 200. Standalone edition of Lomticks of Time, the first LP from Vinyl-on-Demand's 2012 Clock DVA anthology Horology - DVAtion 78/79/80. With the blank-eyed restraint of Lomticks of Time, Vinyl-on-Demand showcases this integral component in the machinery of early industrial music. Clock DVA at once defied categorization and established the aesthetics of the new wave to come. Alongside Throbbing Gristle, Pere Ubu, and The Pop Group, Clock DVA were genuine pioneers of this most uncompromising branch of music.


VOD 096-23-LP

CLOCK DVA: 2nd 2LP (VOD 096-23-LP) 39.50
Limited edition of 200. Standalone edition of 2nd, originally released as the second and third LPs from Vinyl-on-Demand's 2012 Clock DVA anthology Horology - DVAtion 78/79/80. With the ethereal sludge of 2nd, Vinyl-on-Demand showcases this integral component in the machinery of early industrial music. Clock DVA at once defied categorization and established the aesthetics of the new wave to come. Alongside Throbbing Gristle, Pere Ubu, and The Pop Group, Clock DVA were genuine pioneers of this most uncompromising branch of music.


VOD 096-4LP

CLOCK DVA: Sex Works Beyond Entanglement LP (VOD 096-4LP) 25.00
Limited edition of 200. Standalone edition of Sex Works Beyond Entanglement, the fourth LP from Vinyl-on-Demand's 2012 Clock DVA anthology Horology - DVAtion 78/79/80. With the libidinous yen of Sex Works Beyond Entanglement, Vinyl-on-Demand showcases this integral component in the machinery of early industrial music. Clock DVA at once defied categorization and established the aesthetics of the new wave to come. Alongside Throbbing Gristle, Pere Ubu, and The Pop Group, Clock DVA were genuine pioneers of this most uncompromising branch of music.


VOD 096-5LP

CLOCK DVA: Deep Floor LP (VOD 096-5LP) 25.00
Limited edition of 200. Standalone edition of Deep Floor, the fifth LP from Vinyl-on-Demand's 2012 Clock DVA anthology Horology - DVAtion 78/79/80. An integral component in the machinery of early industrial music, Clock DVA at once defied categorization and established the aesthetics of the new wave to come. Alongside Throbbing Gristle, Pere Ubu, and The Pop Group, Clock DVA were genuine pioneers of this most uncompromising branch of music.


VOD 096-6LP

CLOCK DVA: Fragment LP (VOD 096-6LP) 25.00
Limited edition of 200. Standalone edition of Fragment, the sixth LP from Vinyl-on-Demand's 2012 Clock DVA anthology Horology - DVAtion 78/79/80. With Fragment's heady flux of ideas (including Clock DVA's darkly seductive Fragment of Hysteria film soundtrack), Vinyl-on-Demand showcases this integral component in the machinery of early industrial music. Clock DVA at once defied categorization and established the aesthetics of the new wave to come. Alongside Throbbing Gristle, Pere Ubu, and The Pop Group, Clock DVA were genuine pioneers of this most uncompromising branch of music.


VOD 121-10LP

MUSLIMGAUZE: The Rape of Palestine LP (VOD 121-10LP) 25.00
Limited edition of 200. Standalone edition of Vinyl-on-Demand's reissue of The Rape of Palestine by Muslimgauze, included in its 2014 Chasing the Shadow of Bryn Jones 1983-1988 box set and originally released on Limited Editions in 1988. The set focuses on the early output of the Manchester, England-based Bryn Jones, who produced nearly 200 albums between 1982 and 1998, before he passed away in 1999 at age 37. An anti-colonialist at heart, Jones dedicated most of his music to Muslim-world struggles during his lifetime, such as Soviet-occupied Afghanistan, the Iran/Iraq war, and the Lebanon civil war, to name a few, with an emphasis on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Jones was pro-Palestine, often evidenced on album and track titles as well as dedications. Muslimgauze music can be considered a sonic treatise on Muslim-world conflicts in the form of exotic soundscape narratives, driving musical protest and rhythmic assertion. As a side-effect of being prolific, Jones worked in a variety of styles and successfully melded traditional ethnic music of places he championed with Western urban stylings such as techno, breakbeat, and dub. Some credit him as being the "Godfather of Dubstep." Perhaps Jones's musical brilliance shone brightest as an audio editor who deftly juxtaposed unlikely sounds in ways that now cannot be envisioned otherwise. In 1992 Jones wrote a manifesto about his music and influence; decades later, his vision is more relevant than ever. "The Principle Influence behind Muslimgauze is the political facts of the middle-east, though support of the PLO is the main Backbone. There are no musical influences, only political facts and figureheads e.g. Arafat, Gaddafi, Bhutto, Khaled etc. Such things are the starting point from which Muslimgauze music is taken. We have just (Gulf War) had a small skirmish in the middle-east, this area of the world is the most important quiet soon. Every countries going to have to choose which side it is on, to help free the people of Palestine. . . . There is a lot more to Muslimgauze than just a few pieces of music on a record or CD. There are no Bands around who I go out of my way to hear/see, the main-music I listen to is authentic and unable to be pigeonholed, people seem to buy what there told to, also they hear what other people have decided is good. Go Out and Discover." --Bryn Jones, February 29, 1992, Manchester


VOD 121-2LP

MUSLIMGAUZE: Kabul LP (VOD 121-2LP) 25.00
Limited edition of 200. Standalone edition of Vinyl-on-Demand's expanded reissue of Kabul by Muslimgauze, included in its 2014 Chasing the Shadow of Bryn Jones 1983-1988 box set and originally released as an LP on Product Kinematograph in 1983. The set focuses on the early output of the Manchester, England-based Bryn Jones, who produced nearly 200 albums between 1982 and 1998, before he passed away in 1999 at age 37. An anti-colonialist at heart, Jones dedicated most of his music to Muslim-world struggles during his lifetime, such as Soviet-occupied Afghanistan, the Iran/Iraq war, and the Lebanon civil war, to name a few, with an emphasis on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Jones was pro-Palestine, often evidenced on album and track titles as well as dedications. Muslimgauze music can be considered a sonic treatise on Muslim-world conflicts in the form of exotic soundscape narratives, driving musical protest and rhythmic assertion. As a side-effect of being prolific, Jones worked in a variety of styles and successfully melded traditional ethnic music of places he championed with Western urban stylings such as techno, breakbeat, and dub. Some credit him as being the "Godfather of Dubstep." Perhaps Jones's musical brilliance shone brightest as an audio editor who deftly juxtaposed unlikely sounds in ways that now cannot be envisioned otherwise. In 1992 Jones wrote a manifesto about his music and influence; decades later, his vision is more relevant than ever. "The Principle Influence behind Muslimgauze is the political facts of the middle-east, though support of the PLO is the main Backbone. There are no musical influences, only political facts and figureheads e.g. Arafat, Gaddafi, Bhutto, Khaled etc. Such things are the starting point from which Muslimgauze music is taken. We have just (Gulf War) had a small skirmish in the middle-east, this area of the world is the most important quiet soon. Every countries going to have to choose which side it is on, to help free the people of Palestine. . . . There is a lot more to Muslimgauze than just a few pieces of music on a record or CD. There are no Bands around who I go out of my way to hear/see, the main-music I listen to is authentic and unable to be pigeonholed, people seem to buy what there told to, also they hear what other people have decided is good. Go Out and Discover." --Bryn Jones, February 29, 1992, Manchester


VOD 121-5LP

MUSLIMGAUZE: Blinded Horses LP (VOD 121-5LP) 25.00
Limited edition of 200. Standalone edition of Vinyl-on-Demand's expanded reissue of Blinded Horses by Muslimgauze, included in its 2014 Chasing the Shadow of Bryn Jones 1983-1988 box set and originally released as an LP on Limited Editions in 1985. The set focuses on the early output of the Manchester, England-based Bryn Jones, who produced nearly 200 albums between 1982 and 1998, before he passed away in 1999 at age 37. An anti-colonialist at heart, Jones dedicated most of his music to Muslim-world struggles during his lifetime, such as Soviet-occupied Afghanistan, the Iran/Iraq war, and the Lebanon civil war, to name a few, with an emphasis on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Jones was pro-Palestine, often evidenced on album and track titles as well as dedications. Muslimgauze music can be considered a sonic treatise on Muslim-world conflicts in the form of exotic soundscape narratives, driving musical protest and rhythmic assertion. As a side-effect of being prolific, Jones worked in a variety of styles and successfully melded traditional ethnic music of places he championed with Western urban stylings such as techno, breakbeat, and dub. Some credit him as being the "Godfather of Dubstep." Perhaps Jones's musical brilliance shone brightest as an audio editor who deftly juxtaposed unlikely sounds in ways that now cannot be envisioned otherwise. In 1992 Jones wrote a manifesto about his music and influence; decades later, his vision is more relevant than ever. "The Principle Influence behind Muslimgauze is the political facts of the middle-east, though support of the PLO is the main Backbone. There are no musical influences, only political facts and figureheads e.g. Arafat, Gaddafi, Bhutto, Khaled etc. Such things are the starting point from which Muslimgauze music is taken. We have just (Gulf War) had a small skirmish in the middle-east, this area of the world is the most important quiet soon. Every countries going to have to choose which side it is on, to help free the people of Palestine. . . . There is a lot more to Muslimgauze than just a few pieces of music on a record or CD. There are no Bands around who I go out of my way to hear/see, the main-music I listen to is authentic and unable to be pigeonholed, people seem to buy what there told to, also they hear what other people have decided is good. Go Out and Discover." --Bryn Jones, February 29, 1992, Manchester


VOD 121-6LP

MUSLIMGAUZE: Flajelata LP (VOD 121-6LP) 25.00
Limited edition of 200. Standalone edition of Vinyl-on-Demand's expanded reissue of Flajelata by Muslimgauze, included in its 2014 Chasing the Shadow of Bryn Jones 1983-1988 box set and originally released on Limited Editions in 1986. The set focuses on the early output of the Manchester, England-based Bryn Jones, who produced nearly 200 albums between 1982 and 1998, before he passed away in 1999 at age 37. An anti-colonialist at heart, Jones dedicated most of his music to Muslim-world struggles during his lifetime, such as Soviet-occupied Afghanistan, the Iran/Iraq war, and the Lebanon civil war, to name a few, with an emphasis on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Jones was pro-Palestine, often evidenced on album and track titles as well as dedications. Muslimgauze music can be considered a sonic treatise on Muslim-world conflicts in the form of exotic soundscape narratives, driving musical protest and rhythmic assertion. As a side-effect of being prolific, Jones worked in a variety of styles and successfully melded traditional ethnic music of places he championed with Western urban stylings such as techno, breakbeat, and dub. Some credit him as being the "Godfather of Dubstep." Perhaps Jones's musical brilliance shone brightest as an audio editor who deftly juxtaposed unlikely sounds in ways that now cannot be envisioned otherwise. In 1992 Jones wrote a manifesto about his music and influence; decades later, his vision is more relevant than ever. "The Principle Influence behind Muslimgauze is the political facts of the middle-east, though support of the PLO is the main Backbone. There are no musical influences, only political facts and figureheads e.g. Arafat, Gaddafi, Bhutto, Khaled etc. Such things are the starting point from which Muslimgauze music is taken. We have just (Gulf War) had a small skirmish in the middle-east, this area of the world is the most important quiet soon. Every countries going to have to choose which side it is on, to help free the people of Palestine. . . . There is a lot more to Muslimgauze than just a few pieces of music on a record or CD. There are no Bands around who I go out of my way to hear/see, the main-music I listen to is authentic and unable to be pigeonholed, people seem to buy what there told to, also they hear what other people have decided is good. Go Out and Discover." --Bryn Jones, February 29, 1992, Manchester


VOD 121-7LP

MUSLIMGAUZE: Hajj LP (VOD 121-7LP) 25.00
Limited edition of 200. Standalone edition of Vinyl-on-Demand's expanded reissue of Hajj by Muslimgauze, included in its 2014 Chasing the Shadow of Bryn Jones 1983-1988 box set and originally released on Limited Editions in 1986. The set focuses on the early output of the Manchester, England-based Bryn Jones, who produced nearly 200 albums between 1982 and 1998, before he passed away in 1999 at age 37. An anti-colonialist at heart, Jones dedicated most of his music to Muslim-world struggles during his lifetime, such as Soviet-occupied Afghanistan, the Iran/Iraq war, and the Lebanon civil war, to name a few, with an emphasis on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Jones was pro-Palestine, often evidenced on album and track titles as well as dedications. Muslimgauze music can be considered a sonic treatise on Muslim-world conflicts in the form of exotic soundscape narratives, driving musical protest and rhythmic assertion. As a side-effect of being prolific, Jones worked in a variety of styles and successfully melded traditional ethnic music of places he championed with Western urban stylings such as techno, breakbeat, and dub. Some credit him as being the "Godfather of Dubstep." Perhaps Jones's musical brilliance shone brightest as an audio editor who deftly juxtaposed unlikely sounds in ways that now cannot be envisioned otherwise. In 1992 Jones wrote a manifesto about his music and influence; decades later, his vision is more relevant than ever. "The Principle Influence behind Muslimgauze is the political facts of the middle-east, though support of the PLO is the main Backbone. There are no musical influences, only political facts and figureheads e.g. Arafat, Gaddafi, Bhutto, Khaled etc. Such things are the starting point from which Muslimgauze music is taken. We have just (Gulf War) had a small skirmish in the middle-east, this area of the world is the most important quiet soon. Every countries going to have to choose which side it is on, to help free the people of Palestine. . . . There is a lot more to Muslimgauze than just a few pieces of music on a record or CD. There are no Bands around who I go out of my way to hear/see, the main-music I listen to is authentic and unable to be pigeonholed, people seem to buy what there told to, also they hear what other people have decided is good. Go Out and Discover." --Bryn Jones, February 29, 1992, Manchester


VOD 121-8LP

MUSLIMGAUZE: Jazirat-ul-Arab LP (VOD 121-8LP) 25.00
Limited edition of 200. Standalone edition of Vinyl-on-Demand's expanded reissue of Jazirat-ul-Arab by Muslimgauze, included in its 2014 Chasing the Shadow of Bryn Jones 1983-1988 box set and originally released on Limited Editions in 1987. The set focuses on the early output of the Manchester, England-based Bryn Jones, who produced nearly 200 albums between 1982 and 1998, before he passed away in 1999 at age 37. An anti-colonialist at heart, Jones dedicated most of his music to Muslim-world struggles during his lifetime, such as Soviet-occupied Afghanistan, the Iran/Iraq war, and the Lebanon civil war, to name a few, with an emphasis on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Jones was pro-Palestine, often evidenced on album and track titles as well as dedications. Muslimgauze music can be considered a sonic treatise on Muslim-world conflicts in the form of exotic soundscape narratives, driving musical protest and rhythmic assertion. As a side-effect of being prolific, Jones worked in a variety of styles and successfully melded traditional ethnic music of places he championed with Western urban stylings such as techno, breakbeat, and dub. Some credit him as being the "Godfather of Dubstep." Perhaps Jones's musical brilliance shone brightest as an audio editor who deftly juxtaposed unlikely sounds in ways that now cannot be envisioned otherwise. In 1992 Jones wrote a manifesto about his music and influence; decades later, his vision is more relevant than ever. "The Principle Influence behind Muslimgauze is the political facts of the middle-east, though support of the PLO is the main Backbone. There are no musical influences, only political facts and figureheads e.g. Arafat, Gaddafi, Bhutto, Khaled etc. Such things are the starting point from which Muslimgauze music is taken. We have just (Gulf War) had a small skirmish in the middle-east, this area of the world is the most important quiet soon. Every countries going to have to choose which side it is on, to help free the people of Palestine. . . . There is a lot more to Muslimgauze than just a few pieces of music on a record or CD. There are no Bands around who I go out of my way to hear/see, the main-music I listen to is authentic and unable to be pigeonholed, people seem to buy what there told to, also they hear what other people have decided is good. Go Out and Discover." --Bryn Jones, February 29, 1992, Manchester


VOD 121-9LP

MUSLIMGAUZE: Abu Nidal LP (VOD 121-9LP) 25.00
Limited edition of 200. Standalone edition of Vinyl-on-Demand's expanded reissue of Abu Nidal by Muslimgauze, included in its 2014 Chasing the Shadow of Bryn Jones 1983-1988 box set and originally released on Limited Editions in 1987. The set focuses on the early output of the Manchester, England-based Bryn Jones, who produced nearly 200 albums between 1982 and 1998, before he passed away in 1999 at age 37. An anti-colonialist at heart, Jones dedicated most of his music to Muslim-world struggles during his lifetime, such as Soviet-occupied Afghanistan, the Iran/Iraq war, and the Lebanon civil war, to name a few, with an emphasis on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Jones was pro-Palestine, often evidenced on album and track titles as well as dedications. Muslimgauze music can be considered a sonic treatise on Muslim-world conflicts in the form of exotic soundscape narratives, driving musical protest and rhythmic assertion. As a side-effect of being prolific, Jones worked in a variety of styles and successfully melded traditional ethnic music of places he championed with Western urban stylings such as techno, breakbeat, and dub. Some credit him as being the "Godfather of Dubstep." Perhaps Jones's musical brilliance shone brightest as an audio editor who deftly juxtaposed unlikely sounds in ways that now cannot be envisioned otherwise. In 1992 Jones wrote a manifesto about his music and influence; decades later, his vision is more relevant than ever. "The Principle Influence behind Muslimgauze is the political facts of the middle-east, though support of the PLO is the main Backbone. There are no musical influences, only political facts and figureheads e.g. Arafat, Gaddafi, Bhutto, Khaled etc. Such things are the starting point from which Muslimgauze music is taken. We have just (Gulf War) had a small skirmish in the middle-east, this area of the world is the most important quiet soon. Every countries going to have to choose which side it is on, to help free the people of Palestine. . . . There is a lot more to Muslimgauze than just a few pieces of music on a record or CD. There are no Bands around who I go out of my way to hear/see, the main-music I listen to is authentic and unable to be pigeonholed, people seem to buy what there told to, also they hear what other people have decided is good. Go Out and Discover." --Bryn Jones, February 29, 1992, Manchester


VOD 141LP

TONE SET: Such Heavy Conviction: Recordings 1981-1983 5LP BOX/7" (VOD 141LP) 110.00
Limited edition of 500. Tone Set (Galen Herod and Greg Horn) was an Arizona minimal synth duo that existed from 1981 to 1983. Their early sound mixed analog synthesizers and gritty drum machines with tapes of found speech. This was the sound of their first release, a 1982 cassette called Cal's Ranch recorded with almost no vocals at The Center for Advanced Studies and released through the Zia record store in Tempe, AZ. In 1982, Tone Set contributed the track "Out! Out! Out!" to Placebo Records' Amuck compilation (PLA-103), which also featured Meat Puppets, and Sun City Girls (the duo also contributed a track called "Happy People" under their Happy People alias). Vocals started to become a more prominent part of their sound by the time they recorded their Calibrate EP, released in February 1983 on Pegna Records (peg one). The first side featured three pop songs -- "Life is Busy" and "Slim," both sung by Herod, and "Living In Another Land," sung by Horn. The second side of the EP came from the Cal's Ranch sessions. The duo also performed as Life Is Busy, The Art Farmers, and The Special Eds as outlets for their different types of songwriting styles, from ambient to New York Downtown-type material, with the Life Is Busy repertoire collecting their synthpop songs. A video for "Life is Busy" was produced from found footage, just like the vocals of most of their songs. It was shown on Videobeat and once on MTV's Basement Tapes, where, despite the presence of Mark Mothersbaugh (DEVO) as one of the judges, it didn't get enough votes for rotation, but it was licensed for six months on Cinemax in 1983. That year, each member began releasing solo works, leaving many previously unreleased recordings behind (62 recordings in total), which now finally find their well-deserved release on Vinyl-on-Demand. Such Heavy Conviction: Recordings 1981-1983 includes the contents of Cal's Ranch and Calibrate (plus previously unreleased songs from the Calibrate session), and additional material collected as Masters of Funk, Unreleased Classic Tone Set, The Last Tone Set, The Earliest Tone Set, The Alternate Cal's Ranch, and The Single, spread over five LPs and a 7". A must-have for serious fans and collectors of '80s minimal/synth. Several promotional videos for this box set are available at Youtube.


VOD 143LP

SPK: S.P.K. Dokument: Recordings 1979-1983 7LP BOX/7" (VOD 143LP) 230.00
Limited edition of 400. SPK was an Australian industrial band formed in 1978 in Sydney by Graeme Revell and Neil Hill. By 1983 the duo had been joined by other artists including Sinan Leong, Brian Williams (Lustmord), John Murphy, Karel van Bergen, Mike Wilkins, and James Pinker. During its early period from 1978 to first half of 1983, SPK was without a doubt a groundbreaking protagonist for the whole industrial music movement to come, with such releases as Information Overload Unit and Leichenschrei. SPK can be considered as influential as other industrial legends including Throbbing Gristle, Clock DVA, and Cabaret Voltaire -- there is no way to avoid this band when talking about the industrial movement. This deluxe box set, containing seven LPs and one 7" in a deluxe book-like folder and outer holder, collects all of SPK's early works and documents the band's history prior to Graeme Revell signing with WEA and taking a slightly different, more commercial path with the band's musical output. Includes the following LPs: Information Overload Unit (1980), The 7" Tracks (1979-1981), Leichnschrei (1982), Backing-Tracks for Leichenschrei (1982), Other Studio and Compilation-Tracks (1982-1983), London Heaven 31.10.1982 (Mixing Desk Master)/Tracks from London Electric Ballroom 26.April 1983 (Audience Copy), and Backing-Tracks for Electric Ballroom and Brixton Ace Show, plus a bonus 7". The performances at the Electric Ballroom and the Brixton Ace were the only SPK performances to feature these backing tracks. With the exception of "In the Dying Moments," none of the material from this period was ever recorded in the studio.


VOD J1-EP

EXPERIMENTAL PRODUCTS: Glowing in the Dark 12" (VOD J1-EP) 21.00
Limited edition of 500. Highly anticipated first-ever reissue of the '80s synth classic Glowing in the Dark by Experimental Products, originally released on Short Circuit Records in 1984 (SCR-002) and containing the three classic tracks "Glowing in the Dark," "Love Changes," and "The Mannequin." Mark Wilde and Michael Gross founded Experimental Products in Philadelphia in 1982. Their self-released Prototype LP (1982), created using analog synthesizers and drum machines, is still one of the most expensive synth records on the collector market.

WORLD PSYCHEDELIC FUNK CLASSICS

WPFC 103LP

VA: Psych Funk Sa-Re-Ga! 2LP (WPFC 103LP) 24.00
2016 repress. Deluxe gatefold 2LP version with 20-page booklet. Subtitled: Seminar: Aesthetic Expressions of Psychedelic Funk Music In India 1970-1983. "Indian music has become a global musical language but its South Asian roots remain strong, diverse and local. As with our introductory anthology of this kind (Psych Funk 101 -- WPFC 101) this anthology covers the 'golden years' of the movement, from approximately 1970 until 1983. Much of the music on this compilation springs from the Bollywood film industry; composers such as R.D. Burman and the brothers known as Kalyanji Anandji, whose work makes up much of this anthology, recorded and released an inordinate amount of soundtracks. That experiments in the fusion of India's classical traditions of Hindustani and Carnatic music, folk music such as bhangra and dandiya and Western psychedelia and funk music would occur at some point is only natural. Also included are off the beaten path Indian experiments in psych funk -- for example, two songs from the Simla Beat garage-psych albums, and an oft-heard Deep Purple cover by the ground-breaking Atomic Forest -- and examples of the Indian psych funk influence on European 70s musicians. Throughout the extensive liner notes, WPFC attempts to broaden the definition of global psychedelia: the early researchers who first coarsely defined the genre - and limited its subgenres -- did so at the same time that these experiments were first issued. That they would obscure these contributions to the global psychedelic canon is understandable. But it is time to correct this oversight."

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