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Forced Exposure New Releases for the Week of 5/17/2021

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New music is due from Anne Guthrie, Sin Malta, and Dritfmachine, while old music is due from Robert Cotter, Al Valdez, and Flower Travellin' Band.

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1960'S RECORDS (UK)
RANDB 062LP
PRICE: $23.50
CAT #: RANDB 062LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
BYRDS, THE Live in Rome 1968 LP
This LP helps answer one of rock's great what ifs. What if Gram Parsons had stayed with the Byrds? Given how few gigs this line-up played, it is lucky that Dutch and Italian radio recorded this May 1968 show live in Rome. Founder Roger McGuinn and newbie Parsons both sing lead, and the result is a fascinating set of "Cosmic American Music". As an added bonus included here are two further Bob Dylan covers from TV program Playboy After Dark, recorded in September 1968 after Gram had left the band but still true to his vision.
4 MEN WITH BEARDS
4M 7001LP
PRICE: $25.00
CAT #: 4M 7001LP
FILE UNDER: WORLD
MURVIN, JUNIOR Police & Thieves (Gold Vinyl) LP
"Police & Thieves is a roots reggae classic by Junior Murvin originally released in 1977 which was produced by Lee 'Scratch' Perry (who also wrote or co-wrote many of the songs) at his legendary Black Ark Studios with The Upsetters. The title song was memorably covered by The Clash in a very different arrangement than Murvin's. Perry's imaginative and groundbreaking production surrounded Junior's falsetto vocals and the musicians in a dense, echo heavy, spaced out sound to create one of the great songs, and albums, of the roots era. Limited edition of 500 now available on gold vinyl!"
A-TON (GERMANY)
ATON 012CD
PRICE: $15.50
CAT #: ATON 012CD
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
VA Bonking Berlin Bastards CD
First released by Cazzo Film in 2001, ebo hill's Bonking Berlin Bastards has long achieved the status of an underground punk porn classic. Like the Cazzo productions of director Bruce LaBruce, hill's vision was both ahead of its time and a playful distillation of '90s and early-2000s Berlin Zeitgeist: queer, industrial, hypersexual, exhibitionist and fueled by electronic music. The story is told in large part by the soundtrack, to be released for the first time on Ostgut Ton sublabel A-TON. The music follows a group of squatters, punks, and drag queens as they fuck, party, and stumble their way through an empty city at the turn of the millennium. Approaching these themes more through location than plot, the film's narrative freedom is also a narrative of freedom; between chance encounters and sex in public, atop the maze of roofs in the city's former East, bent over bridges and moaning in ecstasy at oncoming traffic, pants down in telephone booths, packed into sex clubs, in the shadows of abandoned factories and techno clubs lost in time. Composed by improvisational techno trio AeoX and noise/industrial producer Rouage aka CNM (respectively), the music spans a broad range of appropriately pounding industrial, weird techno, noise, ultra-stoned ambient, improvised dub, and electro. It's a sonic spectrum that connects Berlin's queer hardcore techno and squatter party scenes from which AeoX and Rouage emerged, drawing a direct line between the likes of Berghain-forerunner OstGut (a primary meeting point for the film's cast and crew) to the more industrial, breakcore and noise-oriented independent party collectives and locations who provided multiple settings for the film, including Grüne Hölle and Stellwerk. CNM / Rouage (Kathinka): Born in 1975 and raised in East Berlin. Co-organization of subcultural events since 1998 in Berlin, Potsdam, Leipzig and Barcelona. Experimental music, collaborations, exhibitions and audiovisual shows since 2000. AeoX: Active between 2001 and 2007. Originally a quartet, then a trio, the group eventually shrank to two permanent members: Alex.E and Hanno Hinkelbein. The latter founded Null Records, where AeoX released two album and numerous EPs. They also released on Mental.Ind.Records founded by former OstGut resident Cora S. Musically, the group experimented with combining improvisational hardware techno, breaks, traditional instruments (guitar, clarinet, piano) industrial and metal. Remix by Stellwerk.
ATON 012LP
PRICE: $31.00
CAT #: ATON 012LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
VA Bonking Berlin Bastards 2LP
Double LP version. First released by Cazzo Film in 2001, ebo hill's Bonking Berlin Bastards has long achieved the status of an underground punk porn classic. Like the Cazzo productions of director Bruce LaBruce, hill's vision was both ahead of its time and a playful distillation of '90s and early-2000s Berlin Zeitgeist: queer, industrial, hypersexual, exhibitionist and fueled by electronic music. The story is told in large part by the soundtrack, to be released for the first time on Ostgut Ton sublabel A-TON. The music follows a group of squatters, punks, and drag queens as they fuck, party, and stumble their way through an empty city at the turn of the millennium. Approaching these themes more through location than plot, the film's narrative freedom is also a narrative of freedom; between chance encounters and sex in public, atop the maze of roofs in the city's former East, bent over bridges and moaning in ecstasy at oncoming traffic, pants down in telephone booths, packed into sex clubs, in the shadows of abandoned factories and techno clubs lost in time. Composed by improvisational techno trio AeoX and noise/industrial producer Rouage aka CNM (respectively), the music spans a broad range of appropriately pounding industrial, weird techno, noise, ultra-stoned ambient, improvised dub, and electro. It's a sonic spectrum that connects Berlin's queer hardcore techno and squatter party scenes from which AeoX and Rouage emerged, drawing a direct line between the likes of Berghain-forerunner OstGut (a primary meeting point for the film's cast and crew) to the more industrial, breakcore and noise-oriented independent party collectives and locations who provided multiple settings for the film, including Grüne Hölle and Stellwerk. CNM / Rouage (Kathinka): Born in 1975 and raised in East Berlin. Co-organization of subcultural events since 1998 in Berlin, Potsdam, Leipzig and Barcelona. Experimental music, collaborations, exhibitions and audiovisual shows since 2000. AeoX: Active between 2001 and 2007. Originally a quartet, then a trio, the group eventually shrank to two permanent members: Alex.E and Hanno Hinkelbein. The latter founded Null Records, where AeoX released two album and numerous EPs. They also released on Mental.Ind.Records founded by former OstGut resident Cora S. Musically, the group experimented with combining improvisational hardware techno, breaks, traditional instruments (guitar, clarinet, piano) industrial and metal. Remix by Stellwerk.
ABRAHAM (CANADA)
LPCT 100LP
PRICE: $15.00
CAT #: LPCT 100LP
FILE UNDER: WORLD
WILSON, DELROY Money LP
Originally released in 1979. Edited by Brad Osbourne at Bullwackie Studio. A collection of tunes recorded between 1976-78 and somewhat of a US issue of Delroy Wilson's True Believer In Love LP released on Carib Gems in the UK in 1978 and on Micron in Canada the following year. Brad's collection features just one number from the former and the complete B side from the ladder. On the back sleeve: "Delroy Wilson has a lot of very special things going for him, things that made him the 'big soulful vocal star' that he is and the most consistent vocalists today in Jamaica. Perhaps the foremost of these qualities is an elusive commodity called soul, which is feelings, emotions, expression. Well to me, Delroy doesn't just sing -- he feels the song from within. Some might say he is one of the finest of one of the best reggae singers, but I think a little different, because I know Delroy can sing anything and sing it well. Soul, funk, reggae, shot music anything he's got the power, the know-how, the soul to mash it up..." Personnel: Robert Shakespeare - bass; Carlton "Santa" Davis, Sly Dunbar - drums; Chinna, Tony Chin - guitar (lead); Bobby Ellis, Dirty Harry, Tommy McCook - horns; Burnard "Touter" Harvey, Ossie Hibbert - organ; Ansel Collins - piano. Producer: Bunny Lee.
LPCT 106LP
PRICE: $15.00
CAT #: LPCT 106LP
FILE UNDER: WORLD
VA Golden Rockers LP
Clocktower presents Golden Rockers, a compilation of roots reggae and rocksteady featuring Delroy Wilson, The Uniques, and more. Also features Val Bennett, Lloyd & Devon, Horace Andy, Dennis Brown, Ken Parker, Alton Ellis, Dave Parker, Pat Kelly, The Wailers, and Cornell Campbell.
ABSTRAKCE RECORDS (SPAIN)
ABST 018LP
PRICE: $37.50
CAT #: ABST 018LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
WOLLO, ERIK Silver Beach 2LP
Abstrakce Records present a reissue of Erik Wøllo's Silver Beach, originally released in 1987. Minimalistic electronic instrumental music from Scandinavia. Erik Wøllo is a unique Norwegian musician that has been active since 1980, covering a wide range of styles but mostly known for his very personal take on electronic ambient music. Silver Beach is his fourth album, and it meant a new direction in his compositions. Gentle rhythms hold center for lush beautiful melodies to unfold, manifesting a restrained elegance in the way the chords hover around this percolating heartbeat. The result is synthetic walkabout music, an album of simple yet vibrant sophistication, perfect for wandering around, or sitting contemplating imaginary beautiful vistas with eyes closed. These fifteen stunning tracks create a sense of ceaseless motion without arrival, the pleasure of travelling without destination: walking on an outer limits beach. An early electronic music masterpiece, it was made using the latest MIDI technology at that time. Everything was composed and recorded on the now vintage Roland MSQ700, and all the diverse synths and rack modules were mixed directly down to 2-track analog tape (no multitrack tape was used). The original Silver Beach album was released on vinyl on the Norwegian label Cicada Records in 1986. In 1988 the album was released on CD (also Cicada) and included the additional and very rhythmical tracks "Little Big Tune" and "Mountain Train." The album was also re-released on CD on the Spanish label Margen Records in 2005, remastered and fine-tuned with five additional previously unreleased tracks from the same era. This tunes just refuse to be forgotten, their glittering beauty having both an air of nostalgia, but also of validity, as they continue to haunt new ears. There's no doubt that this is a classic of European eighties electronic music composition, a polished artwork with the best aesthetic and emotional signifiers of its era.
AGF PRODUCKTION (GERMANY)
AGF 036CD
PRICE: $16.50
CAT #: AGF 036CD
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
AGF & VARIOUS Arachnesound CD
Arachnesound: On the ambiguity of non-belonging: In her famous quote from Three Guineas (1938), "As a woman I have no country. As a woman I want no country. As a woman, my country is the whole world", Virginia Woolf captured the spirit of alienation that women have felt, or indeed should feel, vis-a?-vis the request of belonging. Such alienation could morph into refusal, but this, as feminist historians of culture know, has happened in very few cases. For the most part, women have buried their alienation, forced by multiple mechanisms of persuasion and induced consent, to succumb to belonging . . . AGF, or Antye Greie, whose creative endeavor is overall an audacious synthesis of electronic compositions, voice, field recordings, as well as of political explorations and re- enunciations of women-centered aurality. In this new work, Arachnesound, AGF, together with her collaborators, sought to work with an enduring language, Greek, and treat it as a tentative record of women's speech but also silence. Effectively, AGF relied on the ambiguity of non-belonging to stitch together a counter-archive of words written, spoken, or -- when she herself makes them up -- associated with women's struggle for language. Greek has been a language steeped in patriarchal social relations, nation- building, and wildly generalized, civilizational 'origins'. The task that AGF set for herself was to compose a music narrative that takes women's efforts to speak beyond the canonical myths surrounding Greek language as a record. It was a difficult task, requiring much research, much listening, much translation, much acoustic imagining. The outcome, however, is movingly rewarding -- and it is so as an encounter of myth and history with the contemporary feminist avant-garde in electronic-music experimentation. Arachnesound draws on a loosely defined corpus of women's spoken word, poems, or sometimes prose, or sometimes sounds that, even if delivered in English as the contemporary global communication tool (AGF's mother tongue is German), their referent lies in Greek myth and/or history..." --Angela Dimitrakaki Athens, (1.9.2020) Features Ismini Samanidou, Reine Linda Nyongo, Savina Yannatou, Maria Arapoglou, Anna Stereopoulou, Nicoleta Chatzopoulou, Maria Papadomanolaki, Katerina Iliopoulou, Dimitra Ioannou, Konstantina Korryvanti, and Marianna Karakoulaki. Includes extended booklet.
AKUPHONE (FRANCE)
AKU 1024LP
PRICE: $26.50
CAT #: AKU 1024LP
FILE UNDER: WORLD
SABREEN Death of the Prophet LP
"Those awaiting", the name chosen by the musicians of Sabreen, still rings true forty years after the foundation of this group in Jerusalem. Voice of the hopes as well as the anger of the Palestinian youth, this group has recorded four self-produced albums. With the weapons of poetry, they will embody the voices of resistance against the occupation but also the desire for emancipation from tradition. Emblematic of this state of mind, their second album Death Of The Prophet was released on cassette at the beginning of the first intifada. It will be the soundtrack, while providing the tuning fork of the future generations. Whether meditative beaches or collective outbursts, joyful outbursts or more serious moments, the band goes through the range of feelings, drawing its inspiration from the sources of classical Arabic music and popular folklore. The result is a unique style, irreducible to any category. All that makes that forty years later, this cult album, never released on vinyl, remains very current. Includes 10" booklet with extended liner notes by Jacques Denis and rare photos. Edition of 500.
AKU 1025LP
PRICE: $23.50
CAT #: AKU 1025LP
FILE UNDER: WORLD
JUBRAN & WERNER HASLER, KAMILYA Wa LP
Musician, composer and one of the most revered figures for today's younger generation of experimental and alternative Arabic music scenes, Kamilya Jubran (text, oud, vocals), collaborates with long-standing musical partner, composer, accomplished trumpet player, and seasoned electronic musician Werner Hasler (trumpet, electronics). In Wa (Arabic for "and"), their third album together as a duo, Kamilya Jubran and Werner Hasler continue to interrogate their listening and their expression, their research and their desires, to unravel a musical universe of possibilities; "a unison of timbres, cultures complementing, the complicity of verses, and modes and languages confronting each other" in the duo's own way of communicating respective origins and contemporaneity. Lyrical, within a sound full of contrast and ornamentation, they pursue an expansion of their repertoire with imaginative interpretation and improvisation. Includes printed inner sleeve and download code; edition of 300.
AKUMS 1003LP
PRICE: $20.00
CAT #: AKUMS 1003LP
FILE UNDER: WORLD
CAYKH Ou LP
Où cela commence-t-il ? Where does cultural appropriation end and procreational fusion begin? The answer to that depends on the perceiver. For some, applying the structures of electronic music to folkloristic samples may seem de-contextualizing. Yet when considering the similarity between dancefloor compositions and the minimalism of Steve Reich and Terry Riley, the gap to traditional music begins to fade away. They remain distinct mostly by aesthetic characteristics of sound. Nicolas Sheikholeslami's premiere solo record as Çaykh is named after the French conjunction "Où" -- meaning "where" -- as this was the linking element during production. We witness an attempt to re-contextualize music that travelled from analog tapes -- recorded in different localities along the Indian Ocean -- to a hard-drive via 192kb YouTube rips. The sample-based compositions were digitally arranged before regaining their warm sonic qualities in a vintage mixing studio. This EP assembles three metamorphic fourth-world disco pulsations. Expect some heavily trance-y and polyrhythmic analog-fi jams. Nicolas Sheikholeslami, aka Çaykh, is a Hamburg-born and Berlin-based DJ and producer. He is active as drummer and percussionist for the projects Spiritczualic Enhancement Center and Circuit Diagram. Çaykh's three earlier sound-collage cassette releases have already earned him a certain fame in the fourth-world and outsider-disco realms. His collection of pre-war Somali music called Au revoir, Mogadishu (2015) paved the way for the Grammy-nominated Sweet as Broken Dates compilation (2017), which he co-curated. Comes with download code; edition of 300.
ALIEN TRANSISTOR (GERMANY)
N 075EP
PRICE: $18.00
CAT #: N 075EP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
ORGANI Parlez-vous Francais? 12"
A quick, spontane? voyage to the French Riviera ca. 1968, good times long before things went south, Organi's Parlez-vous Franc?ais? is a woozy, tripping, soothing sojourn: DIY dream pop, hazy psychedelia, blurred-but-steady beats dripping down the golden boulevard, complete with mystical chants, a dash of half-remembered Franglais that goes down like some vintage eau-de-vie. There's a fine massage waiting behind those venetian blinds. Pay half an hour, you'll be relaxed and revived after 22 minutes. Tre?s irre?sistible when streamed, Organi's haunting, hard-boiled French lesson is even better with that classique vinyl crackle in the mix. Following the cinematic title skit with its bass loop appendix, Oakland-based producer and multi-instrumentalist Mike Walti (and his songwriting partner Maryam) aka Organi invites singer Jessica Bailiff along for the majestic entre?e, an interpretation of Philamore Lincoln's 1970 tune "The North Wind Blew South", adding anticon. heavyweights Jel and Odd Nosdam on synths and bass for a? la mode enhancements and additional bric-a?- brac. Whereas the theme tune "Organi" comes with big drums, big organ, seductive overtones, pure hypnosis, "Whispers" is the soundtrack to some kind of psychedelic campfire tableau vivant: all brumeux, hazy, with spare guitar, Gauloises or Gitanes dangling, a glass of Bordeaux waiting on the dusty old amp, and featuring guest vocalists Yea-Ming Chen and Susy Borhan. It gets even more Parisienne after that: a French woman just knows how to look classic, even when all she's got is some attitude, a ramshackle tambourine, a craving for old Sukia weirdness and those budget-couture "4 Dolla Jeans"... Clearly in love with analog equipment, Organi turn The Vaselines' "Slushy" into a slow- moving, bottomless lullaby -- "... you'll never miss what you never had" --, and the femme fatale minimalism of "Stay The Night" is too magne?tique and alluring: A fuckin' sexy chanson, tre?s le?ger and yet such a hard-knockin' head-nod anthem, it'll make you stay for sure, hungry for la petite mort. Before the expansive denouement -- a bank robbery in style: with bangs and a bucket bag ("Danger Walked In") -- the session gets super loose on "The Getaway," head scarves and berets shimmering in the cabriolet, and featuring Jena Ezzadine on vocals and Headnodic on bass. Includes download code; edition of 300.
ALONA'S DREAM RECORDS
ADR 12036LP
PRICE: $26.00
CAT #: ADR 12036LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
ASSAULT & BATTERY The Complete Session, May 1981 LP
"DC hardcore punk legends Assault & Battery featured members of the original lineup of Government Issue, Artificial Peace, Marginal Man and Savage Beliefs. This first ever official release of their only studio recording -- expertly transferred from the original 4-track master in Chicago at Electrical Audio and subsequently mastered by Tom Withers a.k.a. Tommy Stupid -- documents a vital group in the first flourishing of the DC Hardcore scene. It contains the band's previously bootlegged songs, plus never before heard takes! Limited Edition 160 gram metallic gold vinyl (500 pressed) in a 20pt board jacket with printed inner sleeve with liner notes by the band."
ADR 12037LP
PRICE: $26.00
CAT #: ADR 12037LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
EVIL L Official Bootleg LP
"First ever official release of 1983 suburban hardcore masterpiece! This record perfectly captures the spirit of the first wave of hardcore punk -- cutting vocals, tight rhythm, shredded guitar and a take no prisoners attitude make for a timeless hardcore document. These songs were recorded in west suburban Chicago in 1983 by Lombard, Illinois based Evil l. Originally distributed by the band at shows, it remained largely unheard outside the Chicago scene until now. Mastered from the original tape and pressed into 160 gram green vinyl (500 pressed) in a 20pt board jacket with printed inner sleeve, lyric insert and liner notes by the band."
ANGRY YOUNG WOMEN (ITALY)
AYW 001LP
PRICE: $20.00
CAT #: AYW 001LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
VA Knuckle Girls Vol. 1: 14 Bovver Bird Blitzers from the Sequined Sisters Tuff Enuff to Rumble with Any Mister LP
An extract from the novel Bovver Birds Rool: "Dawn pushed Sue's head as hard as she could against the stone wall of the school. The connection registered with a gruesome 'thud'. 'That's for getting off with Steve', she snarled. A second girl cracked Sue sharply around the face with an open palm and then kicked her as she slumped to the ground. 'Do not mess...' shrieked Jane. 'Do you understand, Bitch!' A descending bike chain left a bloody trail across Sue's now fractured skull. 'Have you learned your lesson, Bitch, or do you want some knuckle too? Well? do you?' Dawn smiled approvingly at Jane and the two girls linked arms and walked away. 'What are you staring at?', snapped Dawn at their first passer-by, Dave, a pale and sullen lad from school. 'I'm not quite sure,' he quickly replied. 'It walks like a bloke and talks like a bloke, but it's got girly bits... Or, at least, I think it has.' Jane quickly broke away from Dawn and started to run towards Dave who immediately quickened his pace. 'And you'll never find out you piece of chicken shit,' she screamed. (to be continued...)"Bovver Birds & Knuckle Girls... a rare burst of etiquette. So, what would you get on a date with a Bovver Bird or a Knuckle Girl? A few harsh words and a cheap thrill -- or a competitively-priced thrill, at least. Up against the wall. Nothing fancy, just a bit of "hanky panky" with your tougher-than-average Knuckle Sandwich Nancy. "Girls used only to resort to psychological bullying... Now they're moving in gangs and using bicycle chains, knives and clubs. In fact they're beginning to behave in a way once only associated with the roughest of boys." --Henry Clover, Press Officer Of The National Union Of TeachersFeatures Kuny, Carol And The Boston Garden, Desira, Rock Follies, Twinkle Ripley, Misty, Kristine Sparkle, Glo Macari, Lelly Boone, C. Star, Vicky Fury, Ayshea, Heart, and Vic Lezal's Professionals.
ARBITRARY (DENMARK)
ARBITRARY 003CD
PRICE: $14.50
CAT #: ARBITRARY 003CD
FILE UNDER: EXPERIMENTAL
NIELSEN, MADS EMIL PM016 CD
arbitrary presents the 2020 remaster of PM016 by Danish musician Mads Emil Nielsen. Originally released as limited edition C30 tape on Plant Migration Records in 2014, the four pieces on Nielsen's first solo release are based on short orchestral and percussive samples manipulated by various synthesizer modules and effects processors. Variations are created by emphasizing different frequencies, harmonics, sections of short loops and the various surprises that result from the idiosyncrasies of each machine. This vinyl reissue is part of the Black Box series of releases with music and audio originally made for theater pieces, performances, installations, radio soundtracks, compilations, and remix collaborations. The series showcases a more melodic side of Mads Emil Nielsen's work, who, during recent years, has been focused on more abstract electronic/acoustic material -- such as his collaboration with Andrea Neumann and Framework series (graphic scores and recordings). Written and produced by Mads Emil Nielsen, Copenhagen, 2013. Originally released as limited edition C30 tape on Plant Migration Records (US), 2014. Remastered and cut by Kassian Troyer, with cover artwork by visual artist Dane Patterson. CD version comes in digipak; edition of 300.
ARBITRARY 003LP
PRICE: $20.00
CAT #: ARBITRARY 003LP
FILE UNDER: EXPERIMENTAL
NIELSEN, MADS EMIL PM016 LP
LP version. Includes insert and download code; edition of 300. arbitrary presents the 2020 remaster of PM016 by Danish musician Mads Emil Nielsen. Originally released as limited edition C30 tape on Plant Migration Records in 2014, the four pieces on Nielsen's first solo release are based on short orchestral and percussive samples manipulated by various synthesizer modules and effects processors. Variations are created by emphasizing different frequencies, harmonics, sections of short loops and the various surprises that result from the idiosyncrasies of each machine. This vinyl reissue is part of the Black Box series of releases with music and audio originally made for theater pieces, performances, installations, radio soundtracks, compilations, and remix collaborations. The series showcases a more melodic side of Mads Emil Nielsen's work, who, during recent years, has been focused on more abstract electronic/acoustic material -- such as his collaboration with Andrea Neumann and Framework series (graphic scores and recordings). Written and produced by Mads Emil Nielsen, Copenhagen, 2013. Originally released as limited edition C30 tape on Plant Migration Records (US), 2014. Remastered and cut by Kassian Troyer, with cover artwork by visual artist Dane Patterson.
ARMADA MUSIC (NETHERLANDS)
ARMA 467LP
PRICE: $28.50
CAT #: ARMA 467LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
TENSNAKE L.A. 2LP
If there's one word that keeps cropping up around Tensnake's sophomore album, it's change. Change musically. Change emotionally. Change in scenery. Named after the city that he, until recently, called home, L.A. introduces listeners to a different take on the German DJ and producer's sound whilst quenching Tensnake's thirst for progress and growth. It's this strong desire to keep moving forward that finds one of the most acclaimed house producers of the decade offering a different version of himself across the glittery, sprawling 14-track expanse that is L.A. It's an album committed to the power of Tensnake's beloved pop music, which seeps through in album tracks such as "Automatic", his take on The Pointer Sisters' classic. In many ways, L.A. is a love letter, one that allowed him to pour his heart out to the city that inspired him, and that he's now left behind. This album is about Tensnake evolving, getting better. Not content to just produce house music for the rest of his life, he put a lot of effort, love, and energy into this record. And they're great songs. Songs that will find the right people. Just like the city of L.A. found Tensnake. Features Boy Matthews, Fiora, Nazarene, Cara Melín, Swedish Red Elephant, Chenai, Daramola, and HEXE. Gatefold sleeve.
ARMA 468CD
PRICE: $16.50
CAT #: ARMA 468CD
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
VAN BUUREN, ARMIN Armin Van Buuren A State Of Trance 1000 - Celebration Mix 2CD
Twenty years, a thousand episodes, a lifetime of moments to cherish. What started as a promise from a little boy who fell in love with dance music while riding his bike to school has become a global beacon of like-mindedness and togetherness. Every Thursday, A State Of Trance brought people together no matter their descent or upbringing, choosing similarities over differences as it built a community of people that could connect over an unwavering love for music. And that is what we celebrate on this milestone occasion with the A State Of Trance 1000 - Celebration Mix, mixed by Armin van Buuren. Chock-full of highlights and precious memories, the A State Of Trance 1000 - Celebration Mix contains only the best in "Trance & Progressive" as voted for by the A State Of Trance community. Featuring more than a hundred timeless records from Above & Beyond, Armin van Buuren, Chicane, Ferry Corsten, Gareth Emery, John O'Callaghan, Paul van Dyk, Push, and so many other contributors, this two-hour spectacle runs through every age and era of the radio show, touching upon the tracks that managed to light a fire within in a way no other track could. Between the lines, gorgeous melodies, and iconic tracks, this Celebration Mix expertly points out how the fans shaped the sound of A State Of Trance and helped it become more than just a place to find new music. So, let's raise a glass to what was, celebrate what is and embrace all that is still to come for a radio show that has come to mean so much to so many people across the globe: A State Of Trance. Includes 32-page CD-booklet.Also features: Andain, Gabriel & Dresden, Standerwick, Haliene, Yuri Kane, Cosmic Gate & Emma Hewitt, Christina Novelli, Sunlounger, DJ Shah, Sarah Howells, Omnia & Ira, Shapov, Above & Beyond & Gareth Emery present Oceanlab, Alex M.O.R.P.H., Natalie Gioia, Simon Patterson, Lucy Pullin, Sander van Doorn, Super8 & P.O.S. present Aalto, Rank 1, Kush, Andy Moor, Karen Overton, Ridgewalkers, El, Matt Darey presents Urban Astronauts, Kate Louise Smith, Aurosonic, Zoë Johnston, Moya Brennan, Kryder, Orjan Nilsen, Andrew Rayel Bobina, Markus Schulz & Departure with Gabriel & Dresden, Sharon den Adel, Jorn van Deynhoven, The Blizzard, Andy Moor & Adam White present Whiteroom, Gaia, Betsie Larkin, i_o, W&W, Ferry Corsten presents Gouryella, System F, Ilan Bluestone, Ralphie B, Davey Asprey, Mike Foyle vs Signalrunners, Paul Oakenfold, Carla Werner, Tiësto, Richard Bedford, Jano, Zara, Luminary, Smith & Pledger, Arty & Mat Zo, Shogun, Planet Perfecto Knights, E-Werk, Markus Schulz, Jan Vayne, MaRLo, Feenixpawl, Way Out West, Orkidea, Solarstone, Scott Bond, Key4050 & Plumb, Bo Bruce, Bryan Kearney, Justine Suissa, Kyau vs Albert, Oceanlab, Richard Durand, Annabel, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Saltwater, Alphazone, Sylvia Tosun, Binary Finary, Aly & Fila, Thrillseekers, Ben Gold, Sebastian Brandt, Audrey Gallagher, Agnelli & Nelson, RAM, Jwaydan, Hilight Tribe, Vini Vici, Sonic Inc., Fire & Ice, Arksun, Robert Miles, Veracocha, Adrina Thorpe, Plastic Boy, Pulser, Midway, Allen Watts, 8 Wonders, Susana SIVAN, Sneijder, Thomas Bronzwaer, Photographer, and DJ's United. Packaged in environmentally-friendly cardboard CD sleeve (no plastic).
AUTOMATIK (GERMANY)
AUT 002CD
PRICE: $15.50
CAT #: AUT 002CD
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
FANFARA AWANTURA True Polish Techno CD
Polish folk melodies to a techno beat and -- as if that wasn't enough -- played by a nine-piece Big Band? This is True Polish Techno -- the fabulous new album by Fanfara Awantura coming out on Automatik. The first single from the album "Polka 'Techno Dziadek'", is accompanied by fantastic remix from maestro Michael Mayer himself. This is the kind of techno blast you've been waiting for! The mastermind behind the project is Micha? Fetler, known from well-known and respected Polish bands: Jazzband M?ynarski Masecki and Polmuz. Together with his orchestra he's managed to create some true club bombs, enchanting the audience with Slavic lyricism and captivating them with a crude jazz cut at the same time. True Polish Techno is a thoroughly new guise of Fanfara Awantura, who so far have mostly been associated with Balkan-punk aesthetics. After many years of the Gypsy-like garb, it's time for a coming-out of sorts, to reveal a full-blown, techno-polo-futuristic facet. The seemingly traditional brass orchestra will astonish you with how skillfully they weave rave, psytrance, progressive, minimal or Detroit techno. Still, although their compositions have the oomph fit for any club, the polka or walcerek motifs betray that techno-winded crew are well conversant with both Goran Bregovic, Brandt Brauer Frick, and the dance-vibrant jazz of the giants from Sons Of Kemet. Prawdziwie Polskie Techno was conceived following a special request from the Radio Centre of Folk Culture at Polskie Radio. The institution celebrated its 25th anniversary with a concert for which Micha? Fetler composed seven original variations on folk melodies from south-eastern Poland. The pieces combined some no-nonsense techno and electronic music with the sound of an armed forces marching band and a folk ensemble to the accompaniment of ecstatic synthesizers to boot. CD comes in a digipack.
B.F.E. RECORDS (SPAIN)
BFE 057LP
PRICE: $23.50
CAT #: BFE 057LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
DAME AREA La Soluzione E Una LP
Six new songs by industrial tribalism/minimal wave duo Dame Area. Inspired by Coil, Suicide, Franco Battiato, Gary Numan, and Dino Buzzati. Dame Area surges from Barcelona's fertile underground scene and revisits the post-industrial aesthetic with a dissident and a free spirit approach through tribal rhythms, hypnotic keyboards, oneiric sounds, and eerie vocals. When 20 year old Silvia Konstance came back from a year living in Turkey and integrated on Barcelona's label and collective, Magia Roja, she didn't expect that her bedroom project Dame Area would be joined by the collective honcho Viktor L. Crux (aka Futuro de Hierro, ex-Qaa, ex-Ordre Etern, collaborator of Nurse With Wound, Jochen Arbeit and various Gnod-heads) and together would be releasing records not much later. Now, Dame Area has released several records and found its way into sets from some of the current bravest DJs, like Vladimir Ivkovic, Lena Willikens, Yamatsuka Eye (Boredoms), Identified Patient, Rivet, or Mr TC, between many others. Edition of 300.
BANG! RECORDS (SPAIN)
BANG 140LP
PRICE: $26.50
CAT #: BANG 140LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
MONKEYWRENCH, THE Electric Children LP
Recorded in Seattle in 1999, this monster record is now being reissued on vinyl remastered by Jack Endino. As soon as the opening track of Electric Children begins, you realize that The Monkeywrench have gotten much tighter in their second album, since their debut eight years before. The production also seems more raw, possibly due to the fact that the band moved from Conrad Uno to veteran Seattle producer Jack Endino, who also engineered the first releases from bassist Steve Turner and vocalist Mark Arm's other band, Mudhoney. Also contributing to the rawness of the record is the absence of Arm's trademark piano and organ. This enhances the energy, causing you to notice a more frantic, electrified side of the band. As on the debut album, Clean as a Broke-Dick Dog (1992), several genres of music are given equal time, including the country of "Thirteen Nights" and "The Empty Place", the rockabilly of "The Weasel's In The Barn", the Eastern modal quality of "Around Again", and the noise rock of the closing number, "In the days of the Five". The Monkeywrench have grown in their ability to craft a song, and the result is a masterpiece. Check this band: Mark Arm (Mudhoney, Bloodloss), Steve Turner (Mudhoney), Tim Kerr (Big Boys), Tom Price (Gas Huffer, U-Men), Martin Bland (Bloodloss, Lubricated Goat). Licensed by Estrus Records.
BANG 144LP
PRICE: $26.50
CAT #: BANG 144LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
SONIC'S RENDEZVOUS BAND No Sleep Till Ypsilanti LP
Recently discovered ultra-rare tape of a set by the legendary Detroit super group recorded in 1976 and with excellent quality. Pre the iconic 7" single release of City Slang. This record is a historic reference since this is the origins of Sonic's Rendezvous Band where the band develops a strong cross between blues rock and high energy, including ultra-rare covers of artists such as Bob Dylan and Ray Charles, among others. Sonic's Rendezvous Band came from the ashes of four Michigan rock bands: Fred "Sonic" Smith formerly of the MC5, Scott Morgan formerly of the Rationals, a soul-influenced Detroit band of the 1960s, Gary Rasmussen formerly of The Up, and Scott Asheton formerly of The Stooges. They remained virtually unknown, but their one and only single retained high interest among fans of Detroit rock. The band had had only enough money to mix one song, "City Slang", so it was pressed on both sides of the single. One side was labeled mono and one side stereo although both sides were identical. A badly recorded bootleg LP called Strikes Like Lightning was traded in the 1980s. Renewed interest in Scott Morgan, who was critically acclaimed in the 1980s with bands like Scots Pirates and the Scott Morgan Band who were largely successful only in the Midwest. SRB disciples, Sweden's Hellacopters recorded five Scott Morgan/SRB compositions which further popularized the group. Scott Morgan went on to record with the Hellacopter's Nicke Royale, releasing two Hydromatics albums as well as two soul albums by The Solution. The band has enjoyed renewed interest, along with mainstream critical acclaim in the music press, with the September 2006, release of a six-disc box set, Sonic's Rendezvous Band, by UK label Easy Action. The record was reviewed by Rolling Stone, October 19, 2006, by David Fricke, as one of "Fricke's Picks." saying of the band's 1978 single (included in the set) "City Slang," "5:15 of assault guitars, railroad drumming and Smith's determined-rebel call -- has all you need to know why SRB were masters of their domain." That domain, as Fricke put it was "the Detroit Church of High Energy Rock."
BEAT RECORDS (ITALY)
BCM 9588CD
PRICE: $31.00
CAT #: BCM 9588CD
FILE UNDER: SOUNDTRACK
PICCIONI, PIERO Tutti Dentro 2CD
Beat Records is pleased to reissue on double-CD Tutti Dentro (aka "Ab in den Knast" and "Everybody in Jail") a comedy directed in 1984 by Alberto Sordi, with a screenplay by Alberto Sordi and Rodolfo Sonego, photography by Sergio D'Offizi, editing by Tatiana Casini Morigi, music score by Piero Piccioni and production by Augusto Caminito for Scena Film. The cast includes Alberto Sordi, Joe Pesci, Dalila Di Lazzaro, Armando Francioli, Giuseppe Mannajuolo, Giorgia Moll, Gianni Rizzo, Franco Scandurra, Marisa Solinas, Tino Bianchi, Giordano Falzoni, and Carlo Deni. In 1984, General Music released a 33RPM (GM 30714) assembled by the composer containing twelve selections in stereo. Maestro Piccioni chose dance pieces alternating with romantic themes, plus three different versions of the song "By And By", featuring the voice of Gloria Paul. With great pleasure, Beat Records reissue the original vinyl album program for the first time on CD, but there's more. Having access to the stereo masters of the recording session, the label discovered 26 unreleased tracks, resulting in this fabulous soundtrack presentation on a double-CD set. The listener will thus be able to appreciate orchestral romantic themes, instrumental versions of "By And By", dance pieces and alternate versions of the cues on the original album. At the end of disc two, a special treat for fans of the beloved Maestro Piccioni: the composer plays the main theme on the piano, introducing it with his own voice. Mastering and liner notes by Claudio Fuiano, graphic layout by Daniele De Gemini. Includes 12-page booklet.
BCM 9589CD
PRICE: $23.50
CAT #: BCM 9589CD
FILE UNDER: SOUNDTRACK
MORRICONE, ENNIO Da Uomo A Uomo CD
Beat Records present on CD Da Uomo A Uomo (aka "Death Rides a Horse"), a Western film directed in 1967 by Giulio Petroni, with a screenplay by Luciano Vincenzoni, photography by Carlo Carlini, editing by Eraldo Da Roma, music by Ennio Morricone and a cast including Lee Van Cleef, John Phillip Law, Luigi Pistilli, Anthony Dawson, Mario Brega, José Torres. Ennio Morricone perfectly managed to describe all the emotions of Bill's revenge against those who massacred his family by creating a recurring main theme in an aggressive ride for guitars and rhythm section, complete with violent sounds and the accompaniment of the choir of Cantori Moderni, which plays a very important role in this soundtrack. This motif is alternated with suspense music almost bordering a Giallo sound, while the choir returns in a sacred theme, a gospel-like tune with beat arrangement used often throughout the soundtrack and a melancholic Latin flamenco with castanets and chorus. Representing one of Ennio Morricone's most iconic scores for the Western genre, this new CD reissue incorporates the mono masters from the original recording sessions as well as the surviving stereo mixes. Mastering and liner notes by Claudio Fuiano, graphic layout by Daniele De Gemini. Includes 12-page booklet.
BLACK SWEAT RECORDS (ITALY)
BS 062LP
PRICE: $25.00
CAT #: BS 062LP
FILE UNDER: JAZZ
MAISTAH APHRICA Meow LP
A new ship of fools sails on Bolombia lands! These strange people seem to celebrate the whole jazz universe and African idioms, but they've never been in Africa. The great continent, more than physical, is a mental place of encounter and psychedelic skids. Neurotic and schizoid sorcerers, a furious wind drags them towards the total effervescence of the groove: an unprecedented cauldron of dangerous substances, hybrid styles and influences mixed with secret recipe. Their music is an explosive bubble of expressions, a feverish, impulsive, and unstoppable ritual. A cosmic attitude, such as Heliocentrics or Embryo, marries the majestic and floating sounds of synths and psych organs, acidified by toxic dub sparks, and deadly funk forays. A crazy horn section travels without maps from Sun-Ra and Ethiopian echoes, hard-bop reminiscences, to sudden and virulent Balkanisms, making this soup an indecipherable combination of flavors.
BS 063LP
PRICE: $87.00
CAT #: BS 063LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
KALMA, ARIEL French Archives Vol. II (1974-1985) 4LP BOX
The new magic compendium of Ariel Kalma: a box with four-LPs, including different color inner sleeves, a large booklet with credits and beautiful unreleased photos, illuminating perfectly the depth of his traveling soul. Few, like Ariel, have really been able to dedicate their life to a tireless experimentation in music. In according to a subtle plot, between his experiences in the World and the restitution of them, he has always found multifaceted combinations of sounds. Kalma uses anything that can stimulate his impressions, expanding his action without boundaries: church bells, dilated flutes, tape machine, drum machine, Revox loops, flanger, reverberations, War drums, modular and wasp synth, Yamaha Ps.20, Farfisa. etc. Through the 4Lp of the collection, his mind undergoes significant changes, almost corresponding to 4 different moments or states of consciousness. In Delirium GRM he paints his personal dark side of the trip, operating for crazed de-temporalizations and de-specializations: obsessive hallucinations, wastelands of spectral visions, fractals of darkness or alien caverns. Conversely, in Dream Stars, the galactic ascension (Schulze/Ash Ra Temple) becomes happy and luminous in its take-off and landing phases. The cosmic electric-Gnawa, in Rue De la Gaite, reveals an even more calm spirit, with amazing stylistic intersections between India, Turkey and Morocco, and makes use of some exceptional guests including Loy Ehrlich (Hadouk Trio). Kula Confidential translates the vibes of his journey on the island of Maui, between mantra sax and ocean waves, memories of primitive and ancient populations and silent archaeological atmospheres.
BLACK TRUFFLE (AUSTRALIA)
BT 046LP
PRICE: $26.50
CAT #: BT 046LP
FILE UNDER: EXPERIMENTAL
PHEW/OREN AMBARCHI/JIM O'ROURKE Patience Soup LP
2021 restock. Patience Soup presents the entirety of a live performance from the trio of Oren Ambarchi, Jim O'Rourke, and Japanese underground legend Phew that took place at the Kitakyushu Performing Arts Center on November 4th, 2015. Known to many listeners outside Japan primarily for her early collaborations with members of Can, Phew has been undergoing something of a creative renaissance in the last few years, prolifically recording and releasing a body of work that strips away the band arrangements present on most of her past releases to focus solely on her raw DIY electronics and possessed vocal stylings. Forming a perfect companion to 2017's well-received Voice Hardcore, a series of pieces composed of only her processed voice that saw Phew push her work into the most abstract terrain yet, Patience Soup finds the trio inhabiting an uneasy landscape of moans, howls, and smeared electronic sonorities. Presented in atmosphere-enhancing room fidelity, the set begins in crunching textural abstraction and Phew's vocal asides, set against a backdrop of Ambarchi's shimmering Leslie-cabinet guitar tones and O'Rourke's synthetic slivers. A testament to the risk-taking prowess of these three master improvisers, the performance moves organically from ecstatic crescendos powered by Phew's processed wails to moments of near-silence in which a translucent veil of lingering electronic tones is gently punctuated by O'Rourke's chiming piano chords. Constantly shifting, both harmonically and dynamically, Patience Soup is suffused throughout with a haunted energy and shows these three established figures continuing to venture out into uncharted territory. Presented in a deluxe sleeve with stunning images by Traianos Pakioufakis and an inner sleeve with live pics from Mike Kubeck. Design by Stephen O'Malley. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin.
BT 071LP
PRICE: $29.00
CAT #: BT 071LP
FILE UNDER: EXPERIMENTAL
PHEW/JOHN DUNCAN/KONDO TATSUO Backfire of Joy LP
Black Truffle announce Backfire of Joy, a previously unheard recording from Phew, John Duncan, and Kondo Tatsuo, documenting a concert at Tokyo's Hosei University in 1982. Though the fertile exchange of 'zines, tapes and records between the Japanese underground and the Los Angeles Free Music Society meant the artists were familiar with each other's work, this performance (occurring on Duncan's first visit to Japan) was their first meeting and only performance as a trio. Duncan is heard on his signature shortwave radio set-up, while Kondo performs on synth, tape loops and echo-drenched piano, providing a spacious backdrop for Phew's astonishing performance of spontaneous, free-associative song moving between Japanese and English. A testament to the unhinged exploration of the 1980s experimental underground, the trio careen wildly between crashing percussive tape loops, deluges of shortwave noise, insistent piano figures and playful synth melodies. On the B side, you are treated to a remarkable ten-minute sequence moving organically from spaced-out synth and radio textures to a stunning finale of improvised balladry centered on piano and voice, unexpectedly broken up by electronic interjections. Beautifully recorded in crunchy vintage fidelity, Backfire of Joy arrives accompanied by archival photographs and newly authored liner notes from all three participants. Vinyl only; comes with printed inner sleeves.
BLKRTZ (CANADA)
BLKRTZ 035LP
PRICE: $27.50
CAT #: BLKRTZ 035LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
DEADBEAT & THE MOLE Deadbeat Meets The Mole 2LP
Canadian Berlin based producers Scott Monteith, aka Deadbeat, and Colin de la Plante, aka The Mole, announce the release of their debut collaborative album, simply titled Deadbeat Meets The Mole. While the two have performed and toured extensively together over the years particularly via their shared association with the Mutek festival and the Cynosure and Wagon Repair labels, this is the first time they've worked in the studio as a duo. Composed over the lockdown period in Berlin, the album's ten tracks traverse the full range of their shared bonkers musical interests, taking in low slung house, dub, hip-hop, and smoked-out sound collages. When asked about the albums motivations they had this to say: "I guess Capital H Hosers is a badge we could both wear pretty honestly. Perpetual tweakers of knobs and pushers of buttons both literal and personal might be another. Stay-at-home dads. Tellers of untold incredibly bad jokes. Yet miraculously, some 20 years on, still somehow on the same weird page, and counting our lucky stars for all you kind folks who still care to listen. We finally got around to making an album during this little unscheduled vacation from normal life, and we hope you'll have as much fun listening to it as we did making the stuff."
BOBO INTEGRAL (SPAIN)
BBI 019LP
PRICE: $26.50
CAT #: BBI 019LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
BOYS WITH THE PERPETUAL NERVOUSNESS, THE Songs From Another Life LP
The Boys With The Perpetual Nervousness is a remote, atypical music group on the frontiers between indie pop, jangle pop, and power pop. It is a duo formed by Gonzalo Marcos (from Madrid, member of El Palacio de Linares, a group already consolidated in Spanish indie pop) and Andrew Taylor (from Edinburgh, member of Dropkick, a long-lived Scottish cult group). In 2019 they released the album Dead Calm on the Pretty Olivia Records label to great acclaim. The vinyl run sold out in a couple of weeks. The album was featured on the "best of the year" lists by various international media, both American, French, Italian, German, or Japanese outlets, and received praise from artists, such as Mary Lou Lord. They are compared to Teenage Fanclub, The Byrds, Big Star, and Elliot Smith. And here comes the sophomore album, Songs From Another Life, taking a new stride and reaching master heights again. For this second album, confirmation album, The Boys With The Perpetual Nervousness open the range of influences, more American, more exuberant and present a powerful sound with arrangements that make us dream of better days. In addition to Teenage Fanclub, Big Star and The Byrds, there are sonic references to Fountains Of Wayne, Matthew Sweet, Weezer, R.E.M., The Lemonheads, The Beach Boys, and there are even distorted breaks à la Dinosaur Jr. or Sugar. Recorded separately, in two parts, without the two musicians sharing a studio, not even a city: Andrew his part in Edinburgh, at his rehearsal room, Gonzalo his, in San Sebastián, at Yon Vidaur's studios. Applying social distance before it was an obligation. These songs so beautiful, so bright, so stimulating, this pop music of heavenly guitars, can only come from another life, from a life that might never return.
BRIXTON RECORDS (SPAIN)
BR 048CD
PRICE: $18.00
CAT #: BR 048CD
FILE UNDER: JAZZ
JAH JAZZ ORCHESTRA Introducing Jah Jazz Orchestra CD
The debut album by Jah Jazz Orchestra revisits compositions from jazz legends such as Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Dizzy Gillespie, and Joe Henderson as well as two classics from The Skatalites repertoire ("Ska La Parisienne" and "King Solomon"). The original arrangements set these tunes in grooves ranging from classic ska to reggae, strolling through rocksteady, with the ever presence of Jamaican jazz and the influence of artists such as The Skatalites, Ernest Ranglin, Jazz Jamaica... Beyond this diversity, the unity of Introducing Jah Jazz Orchestra is hinted at by its title: it introduces the listener to a new band with a distinctive sound. A powerful horn section that can build a massive wall of sound as well as intricate lines and fiery solos. A rock-solid rhythm section that knows how and when to react in an interactive way. The twelve tunes presented on this album, recorded during an intense, two-day session, reflect the group's spontaneity. The resulting music is fresh, full of surprises, and reflect the facets of both jazz and Jamaican music: light and dark, deep and upbeat, simple and refined -- always rooted in the tradition. Jah Jazz Orchestra is a cross-border band consisting of nine jazz musicians with a passion for roots, ska, rocksteady, and the self-imposed mission of spreading good vibes using improvisation and brilliant jazz technique as weapons. This ensemble of jazzmen active on the Swiss, French and European scene goes back to the roots of ska -- initially, and in extreme summary, is a Jamaican take on American jazz and rhythm n' blues -- to deliver its own blend of groove, improvisation and big-band arrangements.
BR 048LP
PRICE: $21.00
CAT #: BR 048LP
FILE UNDER: JAZZ
JAH JAZZ ORCHESTRA Introducing Jah Jazz Orchestra LP
LP version. The debut album by Jah Jazz Orchestra revisits compositions from jazz legends such as Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Dizzy Gillespie, and Joe Henderson as well as two classics from The Skatalites repertoire ("Ska La Parisienne" and "King Solomon"). The original arrangements set these tunes in grooves ranging from classic ska to reggae, strolling through rocksteady, with the ever presence of Jamaican jazz and the influence of artists such as The Skatalites, Ernest Ranglin, Jazz Jamaica... Beyond this diversity, the unity of Introducing Jah Jazz Orchestra is hinted at by its title: it introduces the listener to a new band with a distinctive sound. A powerful horn section that can build a massive wall of sound as well as intricate lines and fiery solos. A rock-solid rhythm section that knows how and when to react in an interactive way. The twelve tunes presented on this album, recorded during an intense, two-day session, reflect the group's spontaneity. The resulting music is fresh, full of surprises, and reflect the facets of both jazz and Jamaican music: light and dark, deep and upbeat, simple and refined -- always rooted in the tradition. Jah Jazz Orchestra is a cross-border band consisting of nine jazz musicians with a passion for roots, ska, rocksteady, and the self-imposed mission of spreading good vibes using improvisation and brilliant jazz technique as weapons. This ensemble of jazzmen active on the Swiss, French and European scene goes back to the roots of ska -- initially, and in extreme summary, is a Jamaican take on American jazz and rhythm n' blues -- to deliver its own blend of groove, improvisation and big-band arrangements.
BRUIT DIRECT DISQUES (FRANCE)
BRD 034LP
PRICE: $25.00
CAT #: BRD 034LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
CITY BAND City Band LP
Here's a document of a Paris now gone. The city was yours and ours. Strolling down the streets in your tired jeans and bright red polo shirt, a gentle breeze rustles a girl's long hair or maybe it was a boy, passing by in the aluminum sun. Sitting at your neighborhood café, talking with your friends, one of them a traitor, about the last football match, you are French and also maybe support Chelsea, a good move will enchant the evening. Now you work, now you don't, measly government money spent on instruments and chemicals. Drinking a can of beer outside the noise gig Are you 15 years old? Or are you 35? Maybe you're 62 all of a sudden. Laughing out loud in the street, at some joke that, at some point, was on you. Maybe start a fight, too much of this and too much of that under a bright white moon. You move along and there's no reason for concern, everything is wrong anyway. It's Paris and it's the suburbs, a seamless grey landscape that is your past and present, it's a reverie, might as well kill yourself again tonight. The city's now locked down and maybe it's best to leave it to die. The law can't erase the memories of what will come back anyway, against it. Paris still jingling in our heads, it's a stretch from Françoise Hardy's timid voice to the best French indie pop band you've never heard of, Freluquets. It's a stretch, still fighting in the streets over the capitalist laws or over a girl, or was it a boy? Gentle strumming, lonely notes for lonely garçons, now men. Going nowhere in your head, still hearing The Go-Betweens, a bit of quirk and crunch à la Monochrome set. How that makes for an imaginary Paris of 2020 going head on at a very slow speed, very slowly and maybe a bit numb but never limping, stumbling over, head over heels at a backwards pace. There is one smile, the dissolving smile of the future, neither here nor there. The City is always yours and ours for the taking, in a slow punch, our raison d'être.
BRD 036LP
PRICE: $27.50
CAT #: BRD 036LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
KARIU, KENJI Sekai LP
Kariu Kenji, the leader of the Tokyo-based band OWKMJ, has released his third solo album in nine years. It is a masterpiece/problematic piece of work that took its time and was produced almost entirely by one person in the midst of the corona crisis, and is a significant leap forward in terms of sound design, composition, and vocals. If OWKMJ is a "dynamic" sound that crosses various genres, then this album is a "quiet", an expression of the various performances/listening experiences internalized in the memory of its creator. It is not a spontaneous attempt to integrate any kind of genres, but rather a work in which a variety of genres sprout up intrinsically, and you can feel a sense of awesomeness as if you were catching a glimpse of the songwriter's own musical history in the group of songs recorded on this album. The album's sound has a modern sound texture that evokes pop, rock, folk, electro, soul and other genres of recent years' hip-hop/r n' b and beyond, but there is a gradual deviation from all of them, and the album is packed full of musical intricacies, gaps and discrepancies. The "vocals" in this album are just as, if not more, appealing than the sound. According to him, "I took advantage of the fact that it's not a singer's voice and recorded it to make the most of the potential of my humble voice", but when you listen to this singing with its flat, almost calm intonation, and not trying to sound like a pretender, it gives you a strange, foreign feeling. The lyrics, which expand the song's imagery in multiple layers, are also wonderful, and have a universal power, as if the song (or words) grow in the listener's mind as they follow the words. The introspective moods of the Covid-19 ravages and the quiet landscape of the city under the declaration of the state of emergency overlap, and at the same time, the towering figure of a musician who never stops creating/imagining his own music comes to the fore in this raw, contemporaneous music.
BUH RECORDS (PERU)
BR 065LP
PRICE: $26.50
CAT #: BR 065LP
FILE UNDER: EXPERIMENTAL
VARSOVIA Recursos Inhumanos LP
Varsovia's Recursos Inhumanos (Inhuman Resources), a classic album of Peruvian synth punk, finally available in vinyl format. Originally released on CD by Buh Records in 2014. Since its appearance in 2014, Varsovia surprised many listeners with its combination of punk and synthesizer electronics, in the best tradition of groups such as Kraftwerk, Suicide, The Normal, Chris & Cosey, or Aviador Dro. Using sequencers and drum machines, loud guitars and a voice that oscillates between whispers and shouts, the band builds songs that offer a freewheeling and visceral vision of Lima. The trio, made up of Fernando Pinzás (synthesizers, programming), Dante Gonzales (synthesizers, programming), and Sheri Corleone (vocals, guitars) has quickly garnered a loyal following and become one of the references of a new generation of Latin American artists who explored dark electronic sounds of a post-punk sensibility. Many of them have made themselves known to the general public through HBO's TV series Los Spookys, where Varsovia's emblematic song "Ellos Quieren Sangre" ("They Want Blood") is included. Includes new bonus tracks for this cult classic recorded in the now mythical Paraíso del Silicio studio in Lima, by Dante Gonzales.
BR 122LP
PRICE: $27.50
CAT #: BR 122LP
FILE UNDER: EXPERIMENTAL
ZEVALLOS, SERGIO ATEM: Piezas Para Acciones E Instalaciones (1999-2019) LP
Sergio Zevallos, a Peruvian artist based in Berlin, has been active since the 1980s when he was a member of the Chaclacayo Group, one of the most radical artist collectives in Peru, dedicated to performance art. Since then, Zevallos has been interested in composing his own soundtracks, writing scores with invented notation, working with recitation of texts and recordings of people talking, elements that he later used as raw material for his compositions. Zevallos's work has been developed in a multidisciplinary field, between drawing, performance, and sound art, with a clear interest in setting iconoclasm and nonsense against the languages of power. ATEM: Piezas Para Acciones E Instalaciones (1999-2019) ("Pieces For Actions And Installations") compiles, for the first time, works in the field of sound, both soundtracks for various performances such as "Fragmentos" and "Atem", which are based on the montage of vocal sounds and noises, and "Cello", a musical composition for that instrument. In them, dissonance alternates with melodic work and experimentation with loops and recordings. "CHTP No. 3" is a work akin to the experiences of sound poetry. "Callejón Oscuro", on the other hand, documents the complex vocal sound textures achieved by Zevallos, in the manner of Radio Arte's compositions, for his sound installation of the same name. Includes photos, drawings, and notes written by Zevallos himself. This album is released with the support of Proyecto AMIL, who have joined efforts to develop a collection dedicated to presenting fundamental Peruvian works that operate at the borders of visual and sound art. Edition of 300.
BR 129LP
PRICE: $26.50
CAT #: BR 129LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
KAWABATA/RICHARD PINHAS/MANONGO MUJICA/JUAN LUIS PEREIRA/HIROSHI HIGASHI, MAKOTO Alturas LP
When Acid Mothers Temple and Richard Pinhas visited Lima for the first time, in November 2017, to participate in the experimental music festival "Integraciones", Luis Alvarado, the director of Buh Records and curator of the festival, summoned the Japanese and the French musicians to Manongo Mujica's studio and invited Juan Luis Pereira (El Polen) to join them for a recording session. The result was this album which finally comes to light, and where a variety of instruments and sensibilities are combined. The guitar sound of Kawabata, the leader of Acid Mothers Temple, merged with that of Pinhas, the leader of Heldon, creates a dreamlike atmosphere, which is supplemented with Mujica's Indian bells and drums, Pereira's pututos, moceño, violin, and charango, and the cosmic electronic sounds of the classic Roland synthesizer played by Higashi, from Acid Mothers Temple. Everything flows between quietness and abstraction, an atmospheric music that gives way to inspired melodic developments, which are fused with sounds coming from the Andean tradition, as well as with the classic textural and melodic explosions courtesy of Kawabata. All this is enhanced by the meticulous mixing and post-production work done by the Peruvian artist Ale Hop. Alturas ("Heights") is edited in vinyl format and is destined to become a milestone in the catalog of Buh Records, a label that has also released albums by El Polen, Acid Mothers Temple and Manongo Mujica.
BR 132LP
PRICE: $54.00
CAT #: BR 132LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
MUJICA & TERJE EVENSEN, MANONGO Paracas Ritual 2LP
Paracas Ritual, the new album by Peruvian drummer and percussionist and Manongo Mujica and Norwegian drummer and electronic musician Terje Evensen, is the result of an investigation carried out by the duo in the desert and bay of Paracas, south of Lima, on the Peruvian coast. Long days of deep listening and recordings of sounds from the desert and the bay have served as material and inspiration for this first collaborative project. Paracas Ritual is a blend of ambient, fields recordings, meditative percussion music, free improvisation, and jazz. It is, therefore, an ambitious album that courses through a wide range of languages, but it is precisely in its voracious search that it manages to venture into unknown sound terrain, as abstract and dissonant as it is melodic and rhythmic. Includes full-color, 12-page booklet with liner notes, photos by Pauline Barberi and paintings by Manongo Mujica. Cover image by Pauline Barberi. Limited double LP vinyl edition of 300.
BR 136LP
PRICE: $26.50
CAT #: BR 136LP
FILE UNDER: EXPERIMENTAL
KOBI, CHRISTIAN Cathedral LP
Christian Kobi is one of the leading names on the improv scene in Bern, Switzerland. His work includes collaborations with Phill Niblock, Jürg Frey, Taku Sugimoto, and Keith Rowe. His new album, Cathedral, closes a trilogy for saxophone solo that started with Canto (2010) and r a w l i n e s (2013), and which was recorded in the former Swisscom high-bay warehouse -- probably the largest underground space in Bern. That space serves Christian as a place of exploration of sound, silence and action in space. Cathedral is an extensive piece that is built from the articulation of discrete blocks of sounds that allow you to enter a new listening universe proposed by Kobi, as they seek to amplify a range of micro-textures, feedbacks, mysterious extended techniques, whispers and passages where sound is a pure, dramatic, and vague exhalation in an empty space. Kobi uncovers a wide range of sounds, which he extracts from the instrument in a singular sonic monologue, making Cathedral a radical experience of listening and investigating the possibilities of the saxophone. Christian Kobi was also part of the compilation Interactions: A Guide to Swiss Underground Experimental Music (BR 120LP, 2019). Edition of 300.
BYG RECORDS
BYG 026LP
PRICE: $14.00
CAT #: BYG 026LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
FONTAINE/ARESKI, BRIGITTE L'Incendie LP
2021 restock. LP reissue, in gatefold sleeve. "L'Incendie is the first collaboration between Areski and Brigitte Fontaine. It's an exceptional album for BYG records. In a perfect symbiosis with Brigitte Fontaine's magnificent voice and surrealist texts, Areski creates a minimalist 'ethno-folk acoustic universe.' In the uniquely French 'dark chanteuse' genre, this is a classic. Originally released in 1974."
BYG 337LP
PRICE: $17.00
CAT #: BYG 337LP
FILE UNDER: JAZZ
SHARROCK, SONNY Monkey-Pockie-Boo LP
2021 restock. 37th volume in the BYG Actuel series; gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl. The quintessentail Actuel album and your basic cornerstone of Free Music 101. "An album recorded in Paris (on June 22nd, 1969) with his wife Linda plus Ben Guerin (bass) and Jacques Thollot (drums). Sonny Sharrock was one of the top avant-garde guitarists and his playing was intense and ferocious. He mixed together Jimi Hendrix and Pharoah Sanders." "Sharrock was the first guitarist to really embrace fire music. He wanted his playing to mirror the emotional scream of the tenor saxophone." --Thurston Moore and Byron Coley.
CACOPHONIC (UK)
CACK 022LP
PRICE: $25.00
CAT #: CACK 022LP
FILE UNDER: EXPERIMENTAL
DUBUFFET, JEAN Experiences Musicales De Jean Dubuffet LP
2021 restock. Cacophonic present an abridged reissue of Experiences Musicales De Jean Dubuffet, originally released by Jean Dubuffet in 1961. If ever a phonographic accomplishment could encapsulate the precise modus operandi of the Cacophonic label, then the Expériences Musicales sessions made by French born painter, sculptor, music maker, wine merchant, and founder of the Art Brut movement, Jean Dubuffet would be a prime candidate. Originally released as an impossibly rare six record box set containing Dubuffet's first long anticipated forays into sound sculpture and spontaneous artistic noise, these intimate early 1960s recordings show a lesser-known side of this important artist's personality and stand up as a vital document in both fields of contemporary art and experimental music. Finally released to a wider audience and presented complete with Dubuffet's signature style artwork, this abridged vinyl edition includes specific selections curated by the artist himself, in conjunction with experimental music pioneer Ilhan Mimaroglu, and showcase what the two leading lights of modern art consider to be the best moments of this historic session. On this limited vinyl pressing Dubuffet succeeds in translating his unique spontaneous creativity and active support of Low Art into musical forms, a process with which he would also collaborate in his dual compositions with Danish avant-gardener Asger Jorn (for a separate series called Musique Phénoménale). Utilizing a wide range of orthodox acoustic instruments ranging from violin and open piano to duck whistles and not musical apparatus this set of eight pieces (culled from a potential twenty tracks made under the Expériences Musicales banner) sees the work of the artist approaching music from the perspective of "a man of 50000 years ago". Recorded at Galleria del Cavallino in Venice Italy during the first months of 1961, these primary experiments with music followed over twenty years of Dubuffet developing his own unconventional artistic persona as an instantly recognizable pioneer of post-war artistic abstraction. The recordings you will find within the grooves of this LP were created without any reference and in the artist own words "without any discipline, without anything that would present the artist from expressing himself freely and for his own good pleasure". Almost sixty years have passed since this sonic objet d'art was first realized, and with all the technology and the advanced science-of-sound, decades of so-called experimental musicians are still struggling to find that Brut energy within their creative endevors making this early example one of vital existence.
CAL COMUNICACIONES/DISCOS ETERNOS (SPAIN)
LP 014LP
PRICE: $31.00
CAT #: LP 014LP
FILE UNDER: WORLD
LEUZEMIA A La Mierda Lo Demas (Asesinando El Mito) LP
A La Mierda Lo Demas (Asesinando El Mito) is the second official album of the Peruvian punk rock n' roll band Leuzemia, edited in 1995, and it was the first comeback to activity after their breakup in 1986. The name of the album is about "disappearing the myth around them." This album by Daniek F (voice and guitar), Raul (Montaña) Montañez (Bass), and Kimba Vilis (drums) is loaded with punk and rock n' roll songs that became true anthems despite not having radio success and the record marked a real milestone in the Peruvian music scene. One of the headlines of the album is "El Asesino De La Ilusion" that symbolized, to a whole generation of Peruvian teenagers, the feeling of rejection of the abuses that occurred during the government of Alberto Fujimori, when human rights were repeatedly violated in Peru. The song is inspired by the events that occurred in the country in that year '95. Another key track is "Al Colegio No Voy Mas" (La Única Escuela Buena Es La Escuela Cerrada) written by Daniel F, who didn't finish secondary school and spent more time at the libraries reading Iggy Pop's essays and listening to Velvet Underground records. LP has the original artwork from the first CD and cassette edition and contains unseen photos and Los Saicos Demolicion cover. Red vinyl; gatefold sleeve.
CASTLE FACE
CF 131CD
PRICE: $15.00
CAT #: CF 131CD
FILE UNDER: ROCK
GRAVE FLOWERS BONGO BAND Strength Of Spring CD
"Los Angeles' Grave Flowers Bongo Band's sophomore album Strength Of Spring is an inverted pyramid balanced on the headstock of an acoustic guitar, a rainbow painted in campfire smoke, an endless staircase circling into the clouds. That acoustic guitar, perfectly captured here by Ty Segall's excellently sere and close mic'd production, plays skeleton to these conjurors' woolly grooves, and singer Gabe Flores' thousand-yard moan keeps the listener guessing as to exactly where this wildebeest is headed. He pinions these far out tunes, which burst generously with shit-hot guitar leads, Stoogeseque sax squalls, and a gaggle of great eight-armed drum fills, with a flinty wrist-flicking heartbeat as the band turns from whimsy to nimble riffery on a dime, following that pied-piper six-string jangling down many lovely rabbit-holes of melody and exploration. It's obvious these guys play together a lot (the lineup shares two members with acclaimed space rockers Hoover III to boot) and the telepathy on display here is synapse-snappy. Coursing throughout is that note-pad filling, lighter raising, undefinable black magic that feels so rare these days."
CF 131LP
PRICE: $18.00
CAT #: CF 131LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
GRAVE FLOWERS BONGO BAND Strength Of Spring LP
LP version. "Los Angeles' Grave Flowers Bongo Band's sophomore album Strength Of Spring is an inverted pyramid balanced on the headstock of an acoustic guitar, a rainbow painted in campfire smoke, an endless staircase circling into the clouds. That acoustic guitar, perfectly captured here by Ty Segall's excellently sere and close mic'd production, plays skeleton to these conjurors' woolly grooves, and singer Gabe Flores' thousand-yard moan keeps the listener guessing as to exactly where this wildebeest is headed. He pinions these far out tunes, which burst generously with shit-hot guitar leads, Stoogeseque sax squalls, and a gaggle of great eight-armed drum fills, with a flinty wrist-flicking heartbeat as the band turns from whimsy to nimble riffery on a dime, following that pied-piper six-string jangling down many lovely rabbit-holes of melody and exploration. It's obvious these guys play together a lot (the lineup shares two members with acclaimed space rockers Hoover III to boot) and the telepathy on display here is synapse-snappy. Coursing throughout is that note-pad filling, lighter raising, undefinable black magic that feels so rare these days."
CINEDELIC RECORDS (ITALY)
CNLP 058LP
PRICE: $37.50
CAT #: CNLP 058LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
LUCIANI, MARIA TERESA Situazioni del Terzo Mondo LP
Cinedelic Records present a reissue of Maria Teresa Luciani's Situazioni del Terzo Mondo, originally released in 1972. The world of Italian library music surprises again with an extremely evocative record. Released with the name of Maria Teresa Luciani but really produced and composed by her brother, maestro Antonino Riccardo, Situazioni del Terzo Mondo ranks among the most important abstract soundscape records. Spontaneous tribalisms tainted with concrete sounds support the looming psychedelic vein, with different solutions from track to track. Recorded in 1972 it is reissued in a limited edition by Cinedelic Records.
CINEMA PARADISO RECORDINGS
CPR 004LP
PRICE: $36.00
CAT #: CPR 004LP
FILE UNDER: SOUNDTRACK
SMALL, MICHAEL The Parallax View LP
"Cinema Paradiso Recordings is proud to announce the release of the soundtrack to the motion picture The Parallax View, on vinyl for the first time ever. Based on the book by Loren Singer, The Parallax View is directed and produced by Alan J. Pakula as the second installment of his 'political paranoia' trilogy -- alongside Klute (1971) and All The President's Men (1976). With cinematography by Gordon Willis (The Godfather trilogy, Annie Hall) and starring Warren Beatty, this political thriller from 1974 is perhaps even more relevant today than it was back then. The legendary score by composer Michael Small is regarded as a benchmark in the sound of paranoia thrillers that dominated cinema in the 1970s, with revered film critic Pauline Kael hailing the film as an essential for all fans of the genre. Now, forty-seven years later, the soundtrack will finally be available to own on vinyl. The CPR edition of The Parallax View soundtrack includes for the first time the infamous brainwashing scene, an influence on countless films and TV shows over the years. Notably, most recently with the Watchmen series and shows Mr. Robot and Homecoming even using the music from the film. Whilst researching to gain approval for this usage we discovered from Jon Boorstin, (assistant to Pakula on The Parallax View), that the unaccredited disembodied voice from the 'Parallax Test' scene belonged to director Pakula himself. This single LP, deluxe gatefold limited edition in colored vinyl, comes with liner notes that include two essays by Scott Bettencourt and Alexander Kaplan (of Film Score Monthly), which provide a fascinating insight into the making of the film and an analysis of the score." "Michael Small's score raises the spectre of all that is hidden in American history, and superimposes them in a collage that reveals itself to be the unseen hands that shape it." --Jim O'Rourke
COLD SPRING RECORDS (UK)
CSR 274LP
PRICE: $29.00
CAT #: CSR 274LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
SPK Zamia Lehmanni: Songs Of Byzantine Flowers LP
2021 restock; LP version. 180 gram vinyl; 350gsm gatefold sleeve; includes download with "The Doctrine Of Eternal Ice". Originally released by Side Effects in 1986, Zamia Lehmanni was the third (and final) core SPK album and was Graeme Revell's first truly solo project. He was in a period of transition, somewhere between the industrial noise of the early years and his later award-winning soundtrack work. On the day before this was first released, this style of music, now ubiquitous (especially in soundtracks), did not exist. After Information Overload Unit (1981) cleared a space for subsequent explorations, and the environmental percussion and anchored mutilated sound collages of Leichenschrei (1982), the "body without organs" was fully eviscerated. Graeme felt "industrial music" was becoming ossified and needed to be taken into radically new territories: "post-industrial". The track "In Flagrante Delicto" (mastered as originally intended here) was later used by Revell for his work on the soundtrack for the 1989 film Dead Calm, which won him Best Original Score from the Australian Film Institute. Unavailable in any format since Mute's 1992 CD edition, Cold Spring Records now present this landmark album on newly remastered CD, and on vinyl for the first time since 1986. Approved by Graham Revell, this release comes with new artwork by Abby Helasdottir and is remastered by Martin Bowes (The Cage). New liner notes from Graeme Revell, 2019.
CSR 276LP
PRICE: $28.50
CAT #: CSR 276LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
COIL Stolen & Contaminated Songs 2LP
2021 restock, limited; double LP version. 180 gram vinyl; glossy, 350gsm gatefold sleeve. Cold Spring Records announce the long-awaited reissue of Stolen & Contaminated Songs, Coil's 1992 album. Stolen & Contaminated Songs was recorded and produced by Coil in 1992. It is comprised of over 60 minutes of outtakes and unreleased songs, evolved during the recording sessions for their prior album, Love's Secret Domain (1991). A wealth of superb material showcasing the diversity of Coil: dark, violent, vivid, and fractured, yet cohesive and beautiful. Combined with the latest studio technology and Coil's ever-evolving production skills, S&C Songs walks a fine line between tradition and innovation, continually creating semi-abstract soundscapes with a cinematic quality.
COMPOST (GERMANY)
CPT 575EP
PRICE: $12.00
CAT #: CPT 575EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
TRUEBY & CORRADO BUCCI PRESENT TRUCCY, RAINER Kenyatta (Laroye RMX) 12"
This is airtight dance. On top, native Paris, but nowadays Brighton based Laroye delivers a percussive driven, pulsating house jam, not only but perfect for the twilight zone. Rainer Trueby compiled the wonderful splendid Soulgliding compilation on BBE, while he is in progress preparing a new chapter (Vol. 6) of his legendary Glücklich compilation for Compost.
CRYPTIC CORPORATION
NRT 017CD
PRICE: $24.00
CAT #: NRT 017CD
FILE UNDER: ROCK
RESIDENTS, THE Gingerbread Man (Preserved Edition) 3CD
"Formed in the early 1970s, The Residents have been charting a unique path through the musical landscape for almost fifty years. From far-out, experimental recordings to highly conceptual, innovative multi-platform projects, the band refuses to stand still, and continues to move in several different directions at once. Produced with The Cryptic Corporation using archival tapes supplied by the group themselves, this package explores and expands the classic 1994 album -- another series of character studies, based on the suitably weird 1875 fairy tale -- alongside the contemporary Hunters OST recording, an instrumental suite composed to accompany the 1995 TV show of the same name. Disc two also includes, in full, the previously unreleased Fat Boy tape, a collection of material compiled by the group in early 1994 and either adapted and incorporated into Gingerbread Man and Hunters or quickly forgotten... until now. Remastered, expanded, packed with previously unheard music and pREServed for future generations -- this is The Residents as we've always wanted to hear them, and the latest in a series of archival reissues that will continue throughout 2021 and beyond."
DIAL (GERMANY)
DIAL 045LP
PRICE: $30.50
CAT #: DIAL 045LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
IRAKLI Major Signals 2LP
Once upon a time, two operators stared at their screens. They sat silently for hours, their whole being dedicated to the task they had been assigned to. Days and nights passed in the same monotonous manner. Suddenly signals showed up on their monitors. Alarms started to ring. Both reacted at the same speed and did what they were supposed to do. Controls and commands were entered, as was protocol. After observing these waves for 61:01 minutes, everything became quiet again. What they had just witnessed made them wonder. For the first time they addressed each other. "The data is transferring through our system," announced the first. "Let us both check how this can be interpreted." The second validated the response. Together, they looked at what had been recorded. Ideas raced through their complicated minds until they realized simultaneously: sounds! They listened. "Is this an unknown language?" one asked. "This is the first time this has been heard throughout our history," the other answered. They listened again and again. "This electricity has been arranged to form a cohesive entity," the first said. "Why would machines be used to create that?" the second mused. Something had awakened inside of them, an obsessive curiosity they had never experienced before. They did not understand and were blown away by the beauty of it. "Do you think it could have been left by humans before us?" one whispered. "If it was, these would be Major Signals," the other concluded. As they processed these thoughts, the two artificial intelligences sat still.
DIGITMOVIES (ITALY)
CDDM 303CD
PRICE: $23.50
CAT #: CDDM 303CD
FILE UNDER: SOUNDTRACK
MICALIZZI, FRANCO La Banda Del Gobbo CD
Digitmovies release the original soundtrack by Franco Micalizzi for the film Brothers Till We Die (original title La Banda Del Gobbo). Franco Micalizzi composed and conducted one of his most iconic OSTs for the crime drama genre with this soundtrack. Within the soundtrack emerges a recurring main theme, using a Moog synthesizer, that is then developed by an energetic woodwind section. It is then reprised in slow and fast versions. There is plenty of instrumental dance music and a romantic ballad with vocals. The leitmotif is alternated with suspenseful phrases written for strings. Directed in 1977 by Umberto Lenzi, the film stars: Tomas Milian, Pino Colizzi, Isa Danieli, Sal Borgese, Luciano Catenacci, Francesco D'Adda, Sandra Cardini, Guido Leontini, Mario Piave, Jimmy il Fenomeno, Solvy Stubing. After Almost Human, Umberto Lenzi returns to crime drama with Brothers Till We Die, once again starring the Cuban actor Tomas Millian. Here the actor plays both the roles of the twin brothers: one brother is the ferocious "hunchback" and the other is a likeable swindler called "monnezza" who lives in the suburbs of Rome. The first is a ruthless criminal, the second a soft-hearted thief. During a robbery, the hunchback's partners betray him and he is forced to hide out at his friend's house. He then begins implementing his plan to take revenge. When the police are not able to find the hunchback's hiding place, they turn to his twin brother. During a dangerous car chase, the hunchback's car swerves and ends up in the Tiber River ... but the corpse is never found.
CDDM 312CD
PRICE: $23.50
CAT #: CDDM 312CD
FILE UNDER: SOUNDTRACK
CIPRIANI, STELVIO Poliziotto Senza Paura CD
Digitmovies release the original soundtrack by Stelvio Cipriani for the film Fearless (original title Poliziotto Senza Paura). Stelvio Cipriani and his unmistakable style accompany the adventures of the fearless policeman in this soundtrack, with alternating action themes and romantic motifs. In the opening credits, a rhythmic motif with electric guitars and percussion is peacefully introduced by a synthesizer and bells, which is then reprised at the end of the film. He also includes danceable disco themes, bossa lounge music, music for Brigitte's striptease in the nightclub and music for the chases. The sad and romantic side of the story is given intense passages with strings that reveal once again the great melodic side of the composer. For this album, Digitmovies were able to use the stereo master tapes of the recording session. Directed in 1978 by Stelvio Massi, the film stars: Maurizio Merli, Joan Collins, Gastone Moschin, Werner Pochath, Annarita Grapputo, Franco Ressel, Alexander Trojan, Massimo Vanni. A private investigator from Rome, Detective Walter Spada, receives an assignment from his colleague Karl Koper in Vienna. He is to find the young Annelise Von Stradel, daughter of a wealthy Austrian banker, who joined a Buddhist community in Rome. Some thugs kidnap the girl before Walter arrives and he is forced to move to Vienna to continue the search. In the Austrian capital, the detective risks his life and finds himself involved in a mysterious and complicated story of minors who are killed or sent into prostitution. A 14-year-old girl named Renata reveals the repulsive part the girl's father and the gang play in the story, and is then killed soon after. The gang is led by a stripper who had kidnapped Annelise and had intended to blackmail the banker. Although his investigation proved successful, Spada returns to Rome penniless.
SPDM 016CD
PRICE: $23.50
CAT #: SPDM 016CD
FILE UNDER: SOUNDTRACK
SEVIROLI, LUIGI Everybloody's End CD
Luigi Seviroli is an Italian composer. His music compositions, due to their natural dramatic intensity, have been chosen by different movie directors such as (among others) Michele Soavi (Attacco allo Stato, Nassirya), Gianluca Maria Tavarelli (Non prendere impegni stasera), Alexis Sweet (Il Capo dei Capi aka Corleone, the acclaimed TV motion picture, Intelligence and Ultimo caccia ai narcos, Alberto Ferrari (Crimini Bianchi), Federico Rizzo (Taglionetto and Il Ragioniere della Mafia aka The Bookkeeper), Patricio Valladares (Downhill, Hidden in the Woods), Antoni Sole (The Second Reign of Night) . He also composed the score of several "audio-fiction" aired by the Italian National Radio (RAI, among which are: Dylan Dog, Giovanna D'Arco, Tex, Il Graal, Mata Hari) and of the motion comic Orfani, co-produced by Sergio Bonelli Editore and RaiCom (ten episodes air played on RAI4). Luigi Seviroli is currently involved in other challenging movie projects following international productions such as the two horror Charlie Charlie directed by Tony Mercedes and Everybloody's End directed by Claudio Lattanzi.
DISCOS NADA (BRAZIL)
NADA 003LP
PRICE: $28.50
CAT #: NADA 003LP
FILE UNDER: EXPERIMENTAL
CINEMA Cinema LP
First time vinyl reissue. 1985 was one of the most important years in Brazil's recent history, when the country was freed from more than 20 years of military dictatorship. The youth took the lead and finally Brazil entered the world show business circuit with Rock In Rio festival. But the real revolution was happening in the underground and this record is a proof of that. One of the people in charge was the musician, composer, poet, writer, scriptwriter and speaker from Rio de Janeiro Ronaldo Tapajós, who was always involved with experimental and avant-garde music. His trajectory begins in the mythical 1968, when, as part of the the duo Rô and Carlinhos, he released an emblematic single containing the song "O Gigante" -- perhaps the first Brazilian bad trip recorded on vinyl and a shrewd criticism of the society's "square" habits. According to Cinema's LP press release: "in the era of visual music, Cinema is sound". In terms of sound, listening to this album feels like diving into an intriguing anguish of trying to understand how the relationship between technology available at that time (1983-1984) and the more organic instruments happened, this duality between synthesizers/effects with percussion, woodwind instruments, piano and clarinet. In other words: how was the coexistence between the synthetic and the acoustic? This paradox seems to seduce collectors, DJs and enthusiasts of Brazilian music from the '80s around the world. This fictional soundtrack has a dark mood, as if a fog of dark and ambient music insisted on staying on top of cheerful patterns of Afro-Brazilian percussion, or conceptual synth pop. The track "Sem Teto" was included in Outro Tempo (Electronic and Contemporary Music from Brazil 1978-1992) (Music From Memory, 2017). Includes two extra and unreleased tracks found after decades. Remastered from the original tapes. Includes eight-page color booklet full of photos, images, and new testimonials from the four members of the project.
DIYNAMIC (GERMANY)
DIYNAMIC 131EP
PRICE: $12.00
CAT #: DIYNAMIC 131EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
BRECHT FEAT. FETSUM, JOHANNES Winter In America 12"
If this year was a color, what shade would it be? If this year was a scent, what would it remind us of? If two thousand twenty was a metaphor for a season... what would the scenery look like? Winter In America is not a musical answer to this question, but rather an impression that Johannes Brecht has gained in the past months by observing the social climate and glimpsing at the Western hemisphere. A mixture of political ice wind, turbulent questions of faith and societal climate changes. These are also the topics that have always connected Johannes Brecht and Fetsum, personally and artistically. As big Gil Scott-Heron fans, the classic Winter In America has almost offered itself to be reissued and contextualized. Two very different friends, with two very different biographies, but a complementary view forward. Next to Winter In America, Johannes Brecht offers his track "Crystal", which was created almost entirely in a C15 synthesizer. "The track was born from a live jam. I wanted to try to create techno tracks not in a sequencer, but to play them properly and the C15 forces you to do that."
DOGHOUSE & BONE RECORDS (FRANCE)
DGR 011LP
PRICE: $25.00
CAT #: DGR 011LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
VA La Noire Vol. 9: Greyhound LP
Number nine of the series La Noire started in 2014, Greyhound is a step back into '50s rhythm n' blues, with some obscure sides and never re pressed singles or 78s. The gatefold sleeve is fully documented with pictures and liner notes, for a complete immersion into the best of the genre. Features Amos Milburn, The Wheels, Bob Gaddy And His Keys, Walter Spriggs, Nappy Brown, Big Boy Groves And Band, Mattie Jackson And The Blues Nighthawk, Velma Cross And Her High Steppers, B.B. "Blue Boy" King & His Orchestra, Walter Spriggs With Jesse Stone O, The Travelers Bumps Blackwell Orch, Frankie Marshall, Jesse Thomas, and Earl Gaines Louis Brooks And His Hi-Toppers.
DGR 012LP
PRICE: $25.00
CAT #: DGR 012LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
VA La Noire Vol. 10: Groove City LP
The tenth volume in the very successful La Noire series. From 2014 on, the La Noire series has spread the good words of rhythm 'n blues, gospel, and soul around the world. Vol. 10 ends up on a naughty early funk mood. Features Tony Mason, Otis Clay, Big Mama Thornton, Bob And Earl, Andre Williams, Good Time Charlie, Billy Sha-Rae, Junior Parker, Ko Ko Taylor, Israel "Popper Stopper" Tolbert, Billie Young, Good Time Charlie, Mickey And His Mice, and Groundhog.
DGR 013LP
PRICE: $23.00
CAT #: DGR 013LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
VA The World Is A Party! LP
16 Songs to beat jet lag... for intercontinental sugar daddies. A new step into exotica, finely collected from the original 45s by DJ Bayourod. Rare and crazy sides for cocktail parties and afternoons of drinkin' by the pool... but remember, drink without moderation! Features The Stereos, Cozy Cole, Linda Hall, Leo Quica With The Earl Hagen Orch, Red Top Trio, The Chiefs, Big Al Sears And His Orch, The Chordettes, Quitman Dennis And The Escorts, Eddie Harris, Googie Rene, Symphonie Ochestra, The George Garabedian Players, Boots Brown And His Blockbusters, and Johnny Beeman.
DUST EDITIONS
DE 007CS
PRICE: $14.50
CAT #: DE 007CS
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
CAMINITI, EVAN Autoscopy Cassette
Dust Editions presents Evan Caminiti's original score for the short film Autoscopy from London based director Claes Nordwall. The film premiered at the Nevada City Film Festival in August 2020 and is featured in the 2021 edition of the Slamdance Film Festival. Autoscopy follows a young man who escapes to the Swedish wilderness for a period of creativity and introspection. The tranquility and isolation he finds morphs into something more sinister when he discovers an abandoned flotation tank in the forest, leading him on a hallucinatory voyage deep into the heart of nature and his own psyche. Caminiti's score channels the beauty, desolation, and dread Nordwall captures in the film's disorienting arc. Boundaries are dissolved between the organic and the unnatural, the imagined and the experienced; electric guitar dissolves into spectral whispers, blurring into rippling synthesizers and heaving drones. Caminiti explores dissonance and space, veering into realms of extreme digital deconstruction before plunging into amplifier sizzling abandon. This OST release features three additional pieces not heard in the film. Serge Synthesizer Recorded at EMS Stockholm, September 2017. Electric guitar, vocals, additional synthesizers recorded at Spider House, Los Angeles 2020. Arranged and produced at Spider House, Los Angeles, 2020. Mastered by Stephan Mathieu at Schwebung Mastering. Edition of 100.
DUTCHESS RECORDS
KEN 002CD
PRICE: $18.00
CAT #: KEN 002CD
FILE UNDER: ROCK
MIRRY Mirry CD
"The discovery and musical re-imagining of Mirabel Lomer -- an artist's unheard world which is emerging from the shadows into the light. Mirry is one of those rare projects where the story seems so absolutely magical, that it's almost impossible to imagine such beauty being lost in the shadows for so long. Thirty years ago, Edinburgh based musician Tom Fraser was helping with the house clearance after his grandfather's death and found an old scratched Transco record left out on the street. He took it home where it sat on a shelf for years until one day during lockdown, he gave it a play -- and a whole world opened up to him -- his Great Aunt Mirry had recorded a number of piano compositions which she had kept secret from her family. Since then, Fraser has been re-working and re-mixing her compositions with his brother-in-law Simon Tong (The Verve, The Good The Bad And The Queen, and The Magnetic North) and together with project curator Kirsteen McNish they hope that this secret life will now reach beyond Mirry's own four walls. Mirabel Lomer was born in 1906 to a military family and for the best part of her life stayed at home in Ireland looking after her elderly parents. In the early 1950s she became a paid companion to another elderly couple in Wiltshire, both of whom she nursed until they died. While most of her life was spent caring for others it also transpired that Mirry had written music (despite the fact that as a young woman, her father actively discouraged her playing music in the family home). In quiet rebellion and creative escape, she composed this piano music secretly and her nephew and confidant Geoffrey captured it on his tape recorder. Like untold numbers of women whose creative lives didn't find an outlet, Mirry never received any accolades for her work but enjoyed the act of creating work for herself. She died in the 1980s but the story of Mirry's music and secret life is still unfolding. The resulting album Mirry by Fraser and Tong is a celebration of Mirry's work and a call and response to her original recordings with her family members -- almost as if she were still in a room with them."
KEN 002LP
PRICE: $25.00
CAT #: KEN 002LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
MIRRY Mirry LP
LP version. "The discovery and musical re-imagining of Mirabel Lomer -- an artist's unheard world which is emerging from the shadows into the light. Mirry is one of those rare projects where the story seems so absolutely magical, that it's almost impossible to imagine such beauty being lost in the shadows for so long. Thirty years ago, Edinburgh based musician Tom Fraser was helping with the house clearance after his grandfather's death and found an old scratched Transco record left out on the street. He took it home where it sat on a shelf for years until one day during lockdown, he gave it a play -- and a whole world opened up to him -- his Great Aunt Mirry had recorded a number of piano compositions which she had kept secret from her family. Since then, Fraser has been re-working and re-mixing her compositions with his brother-in-law Simon Tong (The Verve, The Good The Bad And The Queen, and The Magnetic North) and together with project curator Kirsteen McNish they hope that this secret life will now reach beyond Mirry's own four walls. Mirabel Lomer was born in 1906 to a military family and for the best part of her life stayed at home in Ireland looking after her elderly parents. In the early 1950s she became a paid companion to another elderly couple in Wiltshire, both of whom she nursed until they died. While most of her life was spent caring for others it also transpired that Mirry had written music (despite the fact that as a young woman, her father actively discouraged her playing music in the family home). In quiet rebellion and creative escape, she composed this piano music secretly and her nephew and confidant Geoffrey captured it on his tape recorder. Like untold numbers of women whose creative lives didn't find an outlet, Mirry never received any accolades for her work but enjoyed the act of creating work for herself. She died in the 1980s but the story of Mirry's music and secret life is still unfolding. The resulting album Mirry by Fraser and Tong is a celebration of Mirry's work and a call and response to her original recordings with her family members -- almost as if she were still in a room with them."
EARGONG RECORDS (ITALY)
EG 005LP
PRICE: $25.00
CAT #: EG 005LP
FILE UNDER: JAZZ
TAYLOR, JOHN Pause, And Think Again LP
Eargong Records present a reissue of John Taylor's Pause, And Think Again, originally released in 1971. Pianist John Taylor's debut album featuring an all-star octet with John Surman (soprano sax), Stan Sulzmann (alto sax), Kenny Wheeler (trumpet), Chris Pyne (trombone), Chris Laurence (bass), Tony Levin (drums), and Norma Winstone (vocals). A great example of the fine art of British jazz in its marvelous original gatefold cover. A precious object from an unrepeatable era. Licensed from Turtle Records/Cherry Red.
EDITIONS MEGO (AUSTRIA)
EMEGO 300LP
PRICE: $31.00
CAT #: EMEGO 300LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
VAINIO, MIKA Last Live 2LP
Double LP version. "This edition was produced and finalized in a particular context, Mika Vainio having left us on 12.04.2017. This material is the last concert he has gave. It took place at Cave12 on 02.02.2017. We needed time to listen to this archive again, which we did in situ in June 2020 with Cindy Van Acker. After this listening, we felt invested in having to make this archive public. In order to edit and work on this material, we asked Carl Michael von Hausswolff to do the mixing. At our request, this recording was organized in four movements. Stephen O'Malley kindly joined in the pre-edit process that took place on August 24 2020 at EMS Studios, Stockholm. Denis Blackham did the mastering. This process was carried out in collaboration with Rikke Lundgreen." Recorded 02.02.2017 at Cave12, Geneva by Benjamin Ephise; Edit by Stephen O'Malley and Carl Michael von Hausswolff at EMS, Stockholm; Mastered by Denis Blackham. Vinyl cut by Andreas Kauffelt at Schnittstelle, Berlin; Artworks by Franz Graf, Mika Vainio Archive, Oslo and Cm von Hausswolff collection. Cave12/Editions Mego co-release.
EL PARAISO RECORDS (DENMARK)
EPR 033LP
PRICE: $26.50
CAT #: EPR 033LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
MYTHIC SUNSHIP Ouroboros LP
2021 repress, blue vinyl. Debut album from Copenhagen quartet, Mythic Sunship . The destination is transcendence alright, but the vehicle, ultimately, is assembled from decades of rock - where ferocious drum-pounding and thick, geezery basslines adds fuel to an endless pyre of blazed-out dual fuzz guitar action. This stuff is wild. Spiritually, the band seems connected to present day So-Cal psych-rock, but listening to Ouroboros, also reveals the band's strong ties to the Copenhagen underground scene: members of the band brushing elbows with the avant-garde noise of the record label Posh Isolation as well as the Mayhem venue. There's plenty of blissed-out riff-worshipping here, but there's also something slightly unsettling in the band's skyward travels - perhaps a longing for spiritual redemption. Maybe the road to satori isn't necessarily pretty after all. File next to: Amon Düül II, Earthless, Guru Guru, Travellin' Flower Band .
ESPACIAL DISCOS (SPAIN)
ESP 017CD
PRICE: $17.00
CAT #: ESP 017CD
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
NEW YORK DISCO ORCHESTRA, THE Reverie CD
Espacial Discos present the first ever reissue of The New York Disco Orchestra's Reverie, originally released in 1978. Sought-after disco/funk/boogie album from the US. Professional-sounding recording with top level musicianship and perfect sound quality, comparable to any other major album of the time (think Love Unlimited Orchestra). Mixed by Disco legend Joaquin J. Lopes and featuring brothers John & Rocco Giamundo. Mostly instrumental with superb arrangements (string, keys, and even the Vako Ochestron on one track) and surprising occasional fuzz/effects electric guitar. Originally released as a promo album in blank sleeve (now impossible to find) on the band's own Artemis label, it was subsequently issued in Belgium (under the Reverie - Get Up And Dance title) and Japan, both housed in picture sleeves. Including club/rare-groove classics like "It's True" -- compiled on Under The Influence Volume 2 by Paul Phillips (ZEDD 027CD) -- "Get It On And Dance", "The Way We Were" (a disco-symphonic version of the Barbra Streisand movie hit) and more... Features new artwork (based on the band's original idea for the intended but never finished US cover).
ESP 017LP
PRICE: $25.50
CAT #: ESP 017LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
NEW YORK DISCO ORCHESTRA, THE Reverie LP
LP version. Hard cardboard sleeve; obi. Espacial Discos present the first ever reissue of The New York Disco Orchestra's Reverie, originally released in 1978. Sought-after disco/funk/boogie album from the US. Professional-sounding recording with top level musicianship and perfect sound quality, comparable to any other major album of the time (think Love Unlimited Orchestra). Mixed by Disco legend Joaquin J. Lopes and featuring brothers John & Rocco Giamundo. Mostly instrumental with superb arrangements (string, keys, and even the Vako Ochestron on one track) and surprising occasional fuzz/effects electric guitar. Originally released as a promo album in blank sleeve (now impossible to find) on the band's own Artemis label, it was subsequently issued in Belgium (under the Reverie - Get Up And Dance title) and Japan, both housed in picture sleeves. Including club/rare-groove classics like "It's True" -- compiled on Under The Influence Volume 2 by Paul Phillips (ZEDD 027CD) -- "Get It On And Dance", "The Way We Were" (a disco-symphonic version of the Barbra Streisand movie hit) and more... Features new artwork (based on the band's original idea for the intended but never finished US cover).
FANTOME PHONOGRAPHIQUE (ITALY)
OME 1023LP
PRICE: $23.00
CAT #: OME 1023LP
FILE UNDER: EXPERIMENTAL
ORAM/VERA GRAY, DAPHNE Listen Move & Dance LP
2021 restock. Fantôme Phonographique present a reissue of Daphne Oram and Vera Gray's Listen Move & Dance, originally released in 1962. The British composer, musician, and audio engineer Daphne Oram was a pioneering figure in the use of electronic music. Coming to prominence through her work with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, which she co-founded, Oram was one of the first British composers to feature electronic instruments in her work and has been rightly hailed as helping musique concrete to become accepted in Britain. Oram's composition "Still Point", involving two orchestras, two turntables and five microphones, was deemed too radical by the BBC, though she was promoted to studio manager in 1950, leading to the gradual introduction of electronic music and musique concrete techniques on BBC soundtracks. In 1957, she composed the music for the play Amphitryon 38, using a sine wave oscillator and homemade filters, and this and other subsequent works led to the establishment of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop the following year, but Oram soon tired of the conservative constraints of the BBC, leading to her resignation in 1959 to pursue her own vision at the Oramics Studios for Electronic Composition, located in Tower Folly, a former hop kiln located at Fairseat, near the village of Wrotham in rural Kent. "Oramics" was a radical sound composition technique that sought to transform images to music, enacted by drawing onto 35mm film, which would then be read by photo-electric cells; in addition to its use in Radiophonic Workshop material, "Oramics" was also employed for sound installations, theater productions, and feature films, such as The Innocents, though financial pressures forced Oram to seek a range of commercial engagements in addition to creating her own artistic works. The Listen Move & Dance series of BBC programs were devised as a radical new technique to help British schoolchildren learn how to dance; on the LP releases, Vera Gray arranged short adaptations of classical pieces by Bartok, Stravinsky, Shostakovich, and others, designed for "stamping, punching, kicking and jumping" movements, as well as "running lightly", "dancing on toes" and "shaking all about", which contrasted sharply with Oram's electronic abstractions, which seemed to have been beamed in from outer space. 180 gram vinyl.
FEINES TIER (GERMANY)
FEINES 030LP
PRICE: $37.50
CAT #: FEINES 030LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
VA Zoo Vol. 2 LP
Cologne's Feines Tier is delivering the second label compilation Zoo Vol. 2. Providing the finest vibes from slow chuggers, disco, and indie dance to house and techno on one black and one white vinyl. Silk printed covers -- Don't miss the quadrophant prints; includes sticker; edition of 300 (numbered). Features Ninze, Johannes Klingebiel, Megaphonim, Lucas Croon, Thimo D., Dominik Marz, Theus Mago & Local Suicide, Pletnev, 106er, and B.T..
GEOMETRIK (SPAIN)
GR 2150CD
PRICE: $27.50
CAT #: GR 2150CD
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
ESPLENDOR GEOMETRICO 40 Anos Nos Iluminan 2CD
In four decades, the career of Esplendor Geométric hasn't had interruptions. They haven't stopped composing, releasing albums or playing live (with more intensity since the nineties). In 40 years, E.G. have left a discography of 23 albums, as well as singles, contributions to compilations, and cassettes published in different countries (Spain, Germany, Japan, USA, France...) They have collaborated with other artists like Francisco López (Biomechanica, with Arturo Lanz), Hijokaidan (E.G.Kaidan), Maurizio Bianchi (with Saverio Evangelista)... They have performed in more than 100 shows in Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, Germany, Japan, USA, UK, Russia, Lithuania, Poland, Sweden, Belgium, Switzerland, Holland, Denmark, Chile... and they have a full-length documentary film about them, (Geometría del Esplendor José Ramón da Cruz, 2016), has been filmed and has received various awards. 40 Años Nos Iluminan is not just another EG album, as they have reinvented themselves by taking inspiration from their own long career since 1980. The new tracks included on 40 Años offer better sound and compositions full of details, sometimes subtle, opening a new path of exploration that goes beyond the typical current industrial music, loaded with clichés. Here, E.G. experiment with noise, recorded voices, striking collages, and their trademark hypnotic rhythms of industrial trance. 40 years marks a turning and evolution of E.G., which however still sounds like E.G. 40 Años Nos Iluminan is offered on a double-album package with 16 exclusive new tracks recorded in 2020. Four are versions-reconstructions of old EG tracks by close artists, like Atom TM, Most Significant Beat, Pragma (Clock DVA, TeZ), and Moral Order. Double CD version includes the 16 tracks of the vinyl version and includes eight exclusive bonus tracks (on disc two); edition of 500.
GR 2150LP
PRICE: $44.00
CAT #: GR 2150LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
ESPLENDOR GEOMETRICO 40 Anos Nos Iluminan 2LP
Double LP version.includes four-page insert with photos and notes; each copy has been individually customized (album cover sealed and labeled one-by-one); edition of 500 (numbered). In four decades, the career of Esplendor Geométric hasn't had interruptions. They haven't stopped composing, releasing albums or playing live (with more intensity since the nineties). In 40 years, E.G. have left a discography of 23 albums, as well as singles, contributions to compilations, and cassettes published in different countries (Spain, Germany, Japan, USA, France...) They have collaborated with other artists like Francisco López (Biomechanica, with Arturo Lanz), Hijokaidan (E.G.Kaidan), Maurizio Bianchi (with Saverio Evangelista)... They have performed in more than 100 shows in Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, Germany, Japan, USA, UK, Russia, Lithuania, Poland, Sweden, Belgium, Switzerland, Holland, Denmark, Chile... and they have a full-length documentary film about them, (Geometría del Esplendor José Ramón da Cruz, 2016), has been filmed and has received various awards. 40 Años Nos Iluminan is not just another EG album, as they have reinvented themselves by taking inspiration from their own long career since 1980. The new tracks included on 40 Años offer better sound and compositions full of details, sometimes subtle, opening a new path of exploration that goes beyond the typical current industrial music, loaded with clichés. Here, E.G. experiment with noise, recorded voices, striking collages, and their trademark hypnotic rhythms of industrial trance. 40 years marks a turning and evolution of E.G., which however still sounds like E.G. 40 Años Nos Iluminan is offered on a double-album package with 16 exclusive new tracks recorded in 2020. Four are versions-reconstructions of old EG tracks by close artists, like Atom TM, Most Significant Beat, Pragma (Clock DVA, TeZ), and Moral Order.
GIAGUARO RECORDS (ITALY)
GCR 004EP
PRICE: $9.00
CAT #: GCR 004EP
FILE UNDER: SOUNDTRACK
TROVAJOLI, ARMANDO In Lounge 7"
1999 release, warehouse find. Originally out with Il Giaguaro magazine, fully authorized exclusive release. All tracks previously unreleased. "L'Arcidiavolo" and "Quant'È Bella Giovinezza" from the original soundtrack of the movie L'Arcidiavolo. "Quand'Ero Un Bebè (Versione Trailer)" and "Francoise (Versione Slow)" from the original soundtrack of the movie Don Giovanni In Sicilia.
GCR 005EP
PRICE: $9.00
CAT #: GCR 005EP
FILE UNDER: SOUNDTRACK
BACALOV, LUIS In Lounge 7"
1999 release, warehouse find. Originally out with Il Giaguaro magazine, fully authorized exclusive release. "Roma Bene (Shake)" (1971) from the original motion picture soundtrack of the movie Roma Bene. "La Pecora Nera (Ra-Ta-Ta)" (1968) from the original motion picture soundtrack of the movie La Pecora Nera. "Rosamor" and "Soft And Smooth" (1966) from the original motion picture soundtrack of the movie Una Rosa Per Tutti.
GIZEH RECORDS (UK)
GZH 102CD
PRICE: $15.50
CAT #: GZH 102CD
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
OTT, CHRISTINE Time to Die CD
French composer and multi-instrumentalist Christine Ott returns to Gizeh Records for her fourth album Time to Die, the sequel to the highly regarded Only Silence Remains (GZH 066CD/LP, 2016). Time to Die is a musical fresco in eight chapters, a sensory journey between the world of the living and the dead, for which the musician weaves a unique dramaturgy between contemporary classical and electro-acoustic music. The title track picks up the story where Only Silence Remains left off ... Like it's centrepiece; "Disaster", the beloved cinematic text here is read by Casey Brown. Ott seeks to offer strong sensations, without artifice, whether by the power of her compositions on the piano ("Brumes", "Horizons Fauves"), or by intuitive arrangements mixing her unique practice of Ondes Martenot with a maelstrom of Jupiter8, Monotrons, timpani, and tubular bells as on the first track. In addition, Ott captivates us with her harp playing on "Chasing Harp", by her aerial singing on "Landscape", or even on the airwaves on "Comma Opening", which ends a triptych of songs after the versions published on "Chimères (pour Ondes Martenot)" (NAHAL, 2020) and on Volutes from her side-project Snowdrops (2020). These two previous records have been praised by critics, especially in the best records of the year according to The Guardian. This expressive and spontaneous impetus, leitmotif in her musical production, takes a new form within Time to Die. Through the notes disseminated in an endlessly reinvented minimalist heritage, the interpretation is the ultimate musical glue allowing the pieces to come to life, thereby making this repertoire and its composer-performer unique. A universe where music -- despite the album's title -- never dies American musician and videographer Fredo Viola, with whom Christine has forged long-distance correspondence since the first lockdown, wrote Ott these few words about the record: "Stunning, terrifying, magnetic, delicate, painful and uncanny... It's like discovering a bizarre object hanging very low in the sky, something beautiful but unfathomable, just out of reach. The way I see the album is as a series of quite cinematic meditations on the theme of death and dying, changing prismatically, up to that incredibly delicate and beautiful conclusion." CD version comes in six-panel digipak with additional artwork featured on the inner sleeve.
GLITTERBEAT (GERMANY)
GB 110CD
PRICE: $15.50
CAT #: GB 110CD
FILE UNDER: WORLD
TOURE, SAMBA Binga CD
The legendary Malian singer/guitarist returns with his most personal and immersive album to date. Intimately recorded with a small band, Binga dives deep into Samba Touré's Songhoy roots. During the 15th and 16th centuries the Songhoy people ruled the largest empire in Africa. It stretched across the entire western Sahel, famed for the glory that was Timbuktu. But there's another place that lies a little under a hundred kilometers south of that history. Binga is the region that encompasses the vast space below the Saharan desert in Mali. This is where guitarist and singer Samba Touré grew up, and it still owns his heart -- Binga is the title of his fourth Glitterbeat album. With Binga, Touré has made sure those roots show proud and strong. With his bass player having moved to the US, it was a stripped-down combo of guitar, ngoni, calabash, and other percussion that entered the studio to record Binga. The result captures the lean tautness of the sound. The only addition on a few tracks was harmonica. That paring-back to the bare bones gave the musicians space to create what Touré calls "a communion between the instruments." As always, the groove is the foundation, the circling, mesmerizing riffs of Touré's guitar and the heartbeat rhythm of the calabash. It's relentless, mesmerizing, and the voice and the commentary of the ngoni revolve around it. This is music without embellishment, the very essence of Songhoy. Instrumental flourishes appear, but they're only brief, sharp flashes, like the conversation between guitar and ngoni at the end of "Sambalama". The focus is kept squarely on the power of the songs -- all sung in Sonhgoy, unlike previous albums. Touré has never shied away from describing the realities of life in his homeland. "Sambalama" is a joyful statement of standing tall and hoping for better days to come while on "Kola Cissé" Touré offers a praise song the memory of the late head of the Malian Football Federation. Two old Songhoy pieces bookend the disc, "Tamala" and "Terey Kongo", and both are filled with light, celebrating the history of the Songhoy people. Binga is the music of a realist. It's a cry from the soul, but even more, an affirmation of a nation's history, and Samba Touré's pride in it.
GLITTERHOUSE (GERMANY)
GRCD 1029CD
PRICE: $17.00
CAT #: GRCD 1029CD
FILE UNDER: ROCK
ACDA, CHANTAL Saturday Moon CD
"I first heard Chantal Acda sing and play the early 2000's in San Sebastian, Spain. I shared the bill that night with her group Sleeping Dog. After their set was finished and I had caught my breath, I thought of Sandy Denny and Cat Power and Van Morrison and every singer who had ever hijacked my tears and lifted me towards a light . . . Chantal and I eventually joined forces in a trio with drummer Eric Thielemans that we named Distance, Light & Sky . . . While Chantal's three previous solo albums were immaculately produced by two luminaries of the so-called 'post-classical' scene (Nils Frahm, Peter Broderick and Phill Brown respectively), Saturday Moon is a more feral child and is all the stronger for it . . . When I talked to Chantal about the album, she made it clear that this shift in tone and method was quite purposeful. She had decided to produce the album herself to protect the clarity and freedom of that vision . . . The first song and title track 'Saturday Moon' feels liberated and bursting with ideas from its first notes onward. Drummer Eric Thielemans supple groove sets up Congolese guitarist Rodriguez Vangama's gorgeous soukous flourishes which sets up the P?wawau singers's soaring vocalizations on the refrain. It is a free-spirited mix of things, that maintains an elegant coherence because of Chantal's always assured songwriting, arranging and vocal presence. The album continues to spin and turn and upend preconceptions throughout its length. There are sonic surprises like Alan from Low's guitar synth on 'Disappear,' a song that ends in a tornado of electricity and also features backing vocals from Low bandmate Mimi. Atmospheric guitar legend Bill Frisell delicately converses with two tracks. Shahzad Ismaily of Tom Waits and Marc Ribot fame plays haunted six string fractures on one of the album's darkest songs "Conflict of Minds", together with Borgar Magnason (Sigur Rós, Björk). There are eighteen musicians in total on the album. Strings, horns, contrabass and piano are also woven into the kaleidoscopic, eclectic mesh . . . Through all of the diverse sonic shapeshifting and emotional ground covered on Saturday Moon Chantal may have at last discovered her natural musical home. One that includes many sympathetic collaborators but at the same time is not boxed in by other people's agendas and expectations..." --Chris Eckman, Ljubljana, January 2021
GLOSSY MISTAKES (SPAIN)
GLOSSY 005LP
PRICE: $34.50
CAT #: GLOSSY 005LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
CISCO, STU Amanita LP
Originally released in 1980, Amanita is an early approach of Canadian artist Sherine Cisco, formerly known as Stu Cisco, to the limitless world of synthesizers in music, through ambient, progressive rock and drone noise. A unique combination of ambient, progressive rock, and even drone noises and space-age that converged in Amanita, her first full album and a piece of music history. This LP marks a milestone in the investigation, experimentation, and evolution of musical instruments, where the Mini Moog demonstrated its versatility and creative potential, opening Sherine a path of limitless possibilities. By the time Amanita was first released in 1980 (only 300 copies were pressed at the time), Sherine had been playing synths for seven years. But far from acknowledging how traditional instruments were played, she tried to do things her own way, creating moving landscapes and a unique language of sound. This DIY approach to music was, as well how the album was made, in her own studio, with synthesizers that were originally meant for live performances such as the Elka Rhapsody or the Elektro Harmonix, channeled through a Dokorder 4 Tape Recorder. However, what Sherine Cisco was living in her personal life, a gender transition, was as important to the record as the instruments she used to create it. "Beginning in the early 1980s, I began experimenting with taking the female hormone, estrogen. I felt like I was gradually being re-born. It affected my music, the mood of the music, and me, physically and mentally." A spacey vibe surrounds each of the 12 cuts that compose Amanita, waving from ambient to experimental music, introducing drone noises that add mystery to the whole piece and creating epic moments, with the Mini Moog accompanied by Randy Gray's drums. To close things off, a synth pop infused track works as a masterpiece ending to this story. Remastered from Master Tapes by Music Matters Mastering. Handmade, silk-screened cover art; includes insert with images and interview from the artist; edition of 500.
GOT KINDA LOST RECORDS (SPAIN)
GKL 009CD
PRICE: $17.00
CAT #: GKL 009CD
FILE UNDER: ROCK
JENKINS, DALE Undesirable Element CD
Arriving to the world for the first time, really -- beyond the ears of the deep-digging few -- Dale Jenkins's Undesirable Elements, issued privately in the Washington, D.C. area circa 1985, is a homespun effort deserving of the audience and attention it never received upon initial release. Undesirable Elements -- here expanded as Undesirable Element with three appended bonus tracks -- is a desolate and deconstructed album which touches on the subtleties and extremes of the human condition, and the nuances in between, across gnarled bits of proto-punk via abrasive, fuzzed guitars, and refracted mutant strains of British post-punk through a distinctly American underbelly sensibility. Drum-led and in-the-red, Undesirable Elements is a loose concept album of sorts, from the sympathetic pen of an innately skilled commentator. The album displays polemical disdain for the behavior of humans, insular views, and blindly moving forward on simple suggestion, while carrying a keen eye into the many textures of the mindscape of man. While you may hear occasional tears at aiming at the trends of the times, Jenkins's direct, intensely personal and lyrically sophisticated material, combined with his charged attack, is in a realm all its own. Jenkins's lyrics are nearly cinematic, like bite-sized scripts, or character vignettes, filled with wizened, introspective and radicalized perspective. The self-contained home-recording maverick was searching, sensitive, subversive, topical, yet several steps from the soapbox. Got Kinda Lost Records allow this unique, outsider singer-songwriter/psych-punk album another turn at its time in the shine... RIYL: Afflicted Man, Kenneth Higney, late '70s Iggy Pop, J.T. IV, Peter Laughner, Sound Ceremony, Gary War, et al. First time reissue of this under-the-radar slice of dark, underground singer-songwriter/psych-punk. Insert features informative liner notes by Jeremy Cargill (Got Kinda Lost Records, NTS Radio), culled from interviewing long-time friend and bandmate Alan Benson. LP version includes download card including the album plus previously unreleased bonus tracks culled from private cassettes.
GKL 009LP
PRICE: $25.50
CAT #: GKL 009LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
JENKINS, DALE Undesirable Element LP
LP version. Arriving to the world for the first time, really -- beyond the ears of the deep-digging few -- Dale Jenkins's Undesirable Elements, issued privately in the Washington, D.C. area circa 1985, is a homespun effort deserving of the audience and attention it never received upon initial release. Undesirable Elements -- here expanded as Undesirable Element with three appended bonus tracks -- is a desolate and deconstructed album which touches on the subtleties and extremes of the human condition, and the nuances in between, across gnarled bits of proto-punk via abrasive, fuzzed guitars, and refracted mutant strains of British post-punk through a distinctly American underbelly sensibility. Drum-led and in-the-red, Undesirable Elements is a loose concept album of sorts, from the sympathetic pen of an innately skilled commentator. The album displays polemical disdain for the behavior of humans, insular views, and blindly moving forward on simple suggestion, while carrying a keen eye into the many textures of the mindscape of man. While you may hear occasional tears at aiming at the trends of the times, Jenkins's direct, intensely personal and lyrically sophisticated material, combined with his charged attack, is in a realm all its own. Jenkins's lyrics are nearly cinematic, like bite-sized scripts, or character vignettes, filled with wizened, introspective and radicalized perspective. The self-contained home-recording maverick was searching, sensitive, subversive, topical, yet several steps from the soapbox. Got Kinda Lost Records allow this unique, outsider singer-songwriter/psych-punk album another turn at its time in the shine... RIYL: Afflicted Man, Kenneth Higney, late '70s Iggy Pop, J.T. IV, Peter Laughner, Sound Ceremony, Gary War, et al. First time reissue of this under-the-radar slice of dark, underground singer-songwriter/psych-punk. Insert features informative liner notes by Jeremy Cargill (Got Kinda Lost Records, NTS Radio), culled from interviewing long-time friend and bandmate Alan Benson. LP version includes download card including the album plus previously unreleased bonus tracks culled from private cassettes.
GUERSSEN RECORDS (SPAIN)
GUESS 168LP
PRICE: $25.50
CAT #: GUESS 168LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
SALEM MASS Witch Burning LP
Guerssen Records present a reissue of Salem Mass's Witch Burning, originally released in 1971. The only fully-authorized vinyl reissue of Salem Mass in the current market. Ultimate US hard-psychedelic/proto-prog burner. Obscure Sabbath-esque hard-rock band Salem Mass self-released their only album in 1971. Recorded at a beer bar converted studio, Witch Burning consists of seven tracks full of ripping guitar, crazy Moog attacks, heavy keyboards, demented vocals and satanic/occult related lyrics, especially in the mind-blowing, ten-minute long title track. Original artwork. Remastered sound from the original masters. Includes insert with liner notes and rare photos/memorabilia. Hard cardboard sleeve; obi.
GUESS 170LP
PRICE: $29.00
CAT #: GUESS 170LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
WICKED LADY A Wicked Selection... by Martin Weaver PIC. DISC
Martin Weaver, Wicked Lady's main man and proto-doom/psychedelic hard rock pioneer, has chosen his favorite tracks from the two Wicked Lady albums, Axeman Cometh (1969-1972) and Psychotic Overkill (1972), presented here on a picture disc. Including the classics "Run The Night" (pure fuzz-wah hell, sounding like a mix between Black Sabbath and The Stooges) and "I'm A Freak" (a proto-Motörhead hard-rock bomb!) plus the cool "Out Of The Dark" and the 21-minute epic suite "Ship Of Fools", where Martin pushes his guitar to the limit. File under: hard-rock, psychedelic, proto-doom, proto-metal. RIYL: Black Sabbath, Stooges, Motörhead, Dark. Edition of 500 (hand-numbered); not to be repressed!
HEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS (ITALY)
HPS 149LP
PRICE: $23.50
CAT #: HPS 149LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
DOZER Beyond Colossal LP
Heavy Psych Sounds reissue Dozer's Beyond Colossal, originally released in 2008. "Beyond Colossal is the fulfillment of the promise 2005's excellent Through The Eyes Of Heathens began to see through. The sound is that of the band pushing itself harder, writing stronger songs and compromising none of their edge or aural passion. You can hear it on 'Exoskeleton (Part II),' truncated here from its appearance with 'Part I' on a 2007 split with Iceland's Brain Police, at the 1:39-mark launching of 'The Ventriloquist,' on the more traditionally stoner 'Grand Inquisitor' and even the quiet 'Bound for Greatness' which closes out the album. Dozer are not only on top of their game, they're well beyond it." --The Obelisk.
HPS 153C-LP
PRICE: $33.00
CAT #: HPS 153C-LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
ACID MAMMOTH Acid Mammoth (Red/Blue Vinyl) LP
Red and blue vinyl. Heavy Psych Sounds release Acid Mammoth's 2017 self-titled debut album, previously released digitally. Acid Mammoth was recorded late 2016-early 2017 at Descent Studio while drums were recorded at Wudsound Studio. The album was initially released digitally in October 2017 via Bandcamp and introduced us to the beloved doom scene. More raw and more monolithic in its essence than the albums that followed, Acid Mammoth is a doom metal album with lots of heart and tremendous excitement. Killer new artwork by Branca Studio.
HPS 153LP
PRICE: $23.50
CAT #: HPS 153LP
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ACID MAMMOTH Acid Mammoth LP
LP version. Heavy Psych Sounds release Acid Mammoth's 2017 self-titled debut album, previously released digitally. Acid Mammoth was recorded late 2016-early 2017 at Descent Studio while drums were recorded at Wudsound Studio. The album was initially released digitally in October 2017 via Bandcamp and introduced us to the beloved doom scene. More raw and more monolithic in its essence than the albums that followed, Acid Mammoth is a doom metal album with lots of heart and tremendous excitement. Killer new artwork by Branca Studio.
HPS 154CD
PRICE: $16.50
CAT #: HPS 154CD
FILE UNDER: ROCK
16/GRIME Doom Sessions Vol. 3 CD
Heavy Psych Sounds announce the third volume in their new series of split albums titled Doom Sessions. Each volume hosts two bands. Vol. 3 is a split album between the US Relapse Records legendary sludge-hardcore riffers, 16, and the Italian heavy sludge band Grime. All the tracks are new and never released before. Almost a half-an-hour of angry and aggressive heavy doom and sludge riffs. Artwork by Branca Studio.
HPS 154LP
PRICE: $23.50
CAT #: HPS 154LP
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16/GRIME Doom Sessions Vol. 3 LP
LP version. Heavy Psych Sounds announce the third volume in their new series of split albums titled Doom Sessions. Each volume hosts two bands. Vol. 3 is a split album between the US Relapse Records legendary sludge-hardcore riffers, 16, and the Italian heavy sludge band Grime. All the tracks are new and never released before. Almost a half-an-hour of angry and aggressive heavy doom and sludge riffs. Artwork by Branca Studio.
HPS 154LTD-LP
PRICE: $33.00
CAT #: HPS 154LTD-LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
16/GRIME Doom Sessions Vol. 3 (Orange Transparent Vinyl) LP
LP version. Orange transparent vinyl. Heavy Psych Sounds announce the third volume in their new series of split albums titled Doom Sessions. Each volume hosts two bands. Vol. 3 is a split album between the US Relapse Records legendary sludge-hardcore riffers, 16, and the Italian heavy sludge band Grime. All the tracks are new and never released before. Almost a half-an-hour of angry and aggressive heavy doom and sludge riffs. Artwork by Branca Studio.
HPS 154S-LP
PRICE: $42.00
CAT #: HPS 154S-LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
16/GRIME Doom Sessions Vol. 3 (Striped Brown/Yellow/Red Vinyl) LP
LP version. Striped brown/yellow/red vinyl. Heavy Psych Sounds announce the third volume in their new series of split albums titled Doom Sessions. Each volume hosts two bands. Vol. 3 is a split album between the US Relapse Records legendary sludge-hardcore riffers, 16, and the Italian heavy sludge band Grime. All the tracks are new and never released before. Almost a half-an-hour of angry and aggressive heavy doom and sludge riffs. Artwork by Branca Studio.
HPS 158S-LP
PRICE: $42.00
CAT #: HPS 158S-LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
COSMIC REAPER Cosmic Reaper (Half Green Fluo/Half Black Vinyl) LP
LP version. Half green fluo/half black vinyl. North Carolina's Cosmic Reaper comes crashing through the speakers with their self-titled debut album. Dripping with a classic '70s attitude, mixing sci-fi oriented lyrics, brief but satisfying moments of prog exploration, all while keeping one foot firmly planted in modern doom, you start to get an idea of the interstellar journey that awaits. The heaviest elements are there and are guaranteed to move planets. The stars align and engines ignite as Cosmic Reaper claws at the soul of the genre.
HPS 159S-LP
PRICE: $42.00
CAT #: HPS 159S-LP
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1782 From The Graveyard (Gold/Black Vinyl) LP
LP version. Gold/black vinyl. From The Graveyard is the second full-length of the occult doom band 1782. In this album there is a leap in quality as the production is much better than the previous releases. Eight tracks and 43 minutes of pure dark doom, with slow and powerful riffs, and heavy and massive drumming. After the recording of Doom Sessions Vol. 2 (HPS 142CD/LP/LTD-LP/S-LP, 2020), the band immediately enters the studio and records the heaviest tracks they have done so far, and they have done it while maintaining that catchy state they have always had. Also features: Nico Sechi on organ (Hammond) and Alfredo Carboni's synth. From The Graveyard was recorded, mixed, and mastered in November 2020 by Alfredo Carboni at RKS Studios in Ossi, Sardinia (Italy).
HPS 167LP
PRICE: $23.50
CAT #: HPS 167LP
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ACID'S TRIP Strings of Soul LP
LP version. Acid's Trip has done it again -- high energy rock'n'roll with string-bending licks, a touch of soul and a blazing organic beat. This best describes the Gothenburg-based quartet that has taken the timeless sound of past decades to a whole new level. The album Strings of Soul was recorded during the late summer of 2020 by the band themselves for that hard rock feel and the production was mixed and mastered by genius sound engineer Ola Ersfjord (Honeymoon Disease, Tribulation, Dead Lord, etc.) With past releases like the 12" maxi vinyl Rock n' Roll Speedball the band has generated shell shock while delivering top speed live action on any occasion and the debut album Strings of Soul is no exception. 11 exploding tracks filled with emotion, rawness and melodies to bring you on a sonically unforgettable journey that really puts this album on the race track and up the charts. This album is like an explosive mixture of Thin Lizzy, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and the Hellacopters that delivers instant hits like "Get It Right", "No More Fucks", and dubbed favorite by fans "Faster Chopper Boogie" that will hit you right in the face and straight in the heart.
HPS 167LTD-LP
PRICE: $33.00
CAT #: HPS 167LTD-LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
ACID'S TRIP Strings of Soul (Yellow Splatter Red/Black Vinyl) LP
LP version. Yellow splatter on red/black vinyl. Acid's Trip has done it again -- high energy rock'n'roll with string-bending licks, a touch of soul and a blazing organic beat. This best describes the Gothenburg-based quartet that has taken the timeless sound of past decades to a whole new level. The album Strings of Soul was recorded during the late summer of 2020 by the band themselves for that hard rock feel and the production was mixed and mastered by genius sound engineer Ola Ersfjord (Honeymoon Disease, Tribulation, Dead Lord, etc.) With past releases like the 12" maxi vinyl Rock n' Roll Speedball the band has generated shell shock while delivering top speed live action on any occasion and the debut album Strings of Soul is no exception. 11 exploding tracks filled with emotion, rawness and melodies to bring you on a sonically unforgettable journey that really puts this album on the race track and up the charts. This album is like an explosive mixture of Thin Lizzy, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and the Hellacopters that delivers instant hits like "Get It Right", "No More Fucks", and dubbed favorite by fans "Faster Chopper Boogie" that will hit you right in the face and straight in the heart.
HPS 167S-LP
PRICE: $42.00
CAT #: HPS 167S-LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
ACID'S TRIP Strings of Soul (Half Gold/Half Brown Vinyl) LP
LP version. Half gold/half brown vinyl. Acid's Trip has done it again -- high energy rock'n'roll with string-bending licks, a touch of soul and a blazing organic beat. This best describes the Gothenburg-based quartet that has taken the timeless sound of past decades to a whole new level. The album Strings of Soul was recorded during the late summer of 2020 by the band themselves for that hard rock feel and the production was mixed and mastered by genius sound engineer Ola Ersfjord (Honeymoon Disease, Tribulation, Dead Lord, etc.) With past releases like the 12" maxi vinyl Rock n' Roll Speedball the band has generated shell shock while delivering top speed live action on any occasion and the debut album Strings of Soul is no exception. 11 exploding tracks filled with emotion, rawness and melodies to bring you on a sonically unforgettable journey that really puts this album on the race track and up the charts. This album is like an explosive mixture of Thin Lizzy, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and the Hellacopters that delivers instant hits like "Get It Right", "No More Fucks", and dubbed favorite by fans "Faster Chopper Boogie" that will hit you right in the face and straight in the heart.
HPS 168LP
PRICE: $23.50
CAT #: HPS 168LP
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HIGH REEPER/HIPPIE DEATH CULT Doom Sessions Vol. 5 LP
LP version. Heavy Psych Sounds announce a brand new series of split albums that will be called Doom Sessions. The label are going to release a bunch of compilations with doom bands from Heavy Psych Sounds roster, featuring some of the heaviest bands of the world doom scene. Each volume will host two bands. Vol. 5 is a split album between the Philly doom riffers High Reeper and the Portland heavy rockerz Hippie Death Cult. All the tracks are new and never released before. An impressive heavy doom and hard rock trip.
HPS 168LTD-LP
PRICE: $33.00
CAT #: HPS 168LTD-LP
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HIGH REEPER/HIPPIE DEATH CULT Doom Sessions Vol. 5 (Neon Magenta Vinyl) LP
LP version. Neon magenta vinyl. Heavy Psych Sounds announce a brand new series of split albums that will be called Doom Sessions. The label are going to release a bunch of compilations with doom bands from Heavy Psych Sounds roster, featuring some of the heaviest bands of the world doom scene. Each volume will host two bands. Vol. 5 is a split album between the Philly doom riffers High Reeper and the Portland heavy rockerz Hippie Death Cult. All the tracks are new and never released before. An impressive heavy doom and hard rock trip.
HPS 168S-LP
PRICE: $42.00
CAT #: HPS 168S-LP
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HIGH REEPER/HIPPIE DEATH CULT Doom Sessions Vol. 5 (Neon Green/Black Vinyl) LP
LP version. Side A/Side B, neon green/black vinyl. Heavy Psych Sounds announce a brand new series of split albums that will be called Doom Sessions. The label are going to release a bunch of compilations with doom bands from Heavy Psych Sounds roster, featuring some of the heaviest bands of the world doom scene. Each volume will host two bands. Vol. 5 is a split album between the Philly doom riffers High Reeper and the Portland heavy rockerz Hippie Death Cult. All the tracks are new and never released before. An impressive heavy doom and hard rock trip.
HI HAT (UK)
HH 3140LP
PRICE: $34.50
CAT #: HH 3140LP
FILE UNDER: JAZZ
DAVIS SEPTET, MILES Live In Tokyo 1973 2LP
Miles Davis Septet, live from Shinjuku Kohseinenkin Hall, Tokyo Japan June 19th, 1973. The early-to-mid 1970s marked perhaps the most unique and radical period in Miles Davis's career. With bands such as Sly & The Family Stone and Parliament/Funkadelic becoming increasingly popular, Davis began to draw considerable influence from their up-tempo, electronic funk sound. By 1973, Miles was showing little sign of slowing the pace of his extraordinary workload that had continued unabated from In A Silent Way (1969) up to On The Corner (1972) and he continued to tour relentlessly worldwide. June 19th, 1973 saw him take to the stage in Tokyo, Japan, playing a selection of previously recorded numbers and extended jams, in a show broadcast live across the region by NHK radio. Hi Hat presents the complete and definitive broadcast of Miles Davis; live from Shinjuku Kohseinenkin Hall, Tokyo Japan June 19th, 1973. Dynamic and superior quality recording, the entire NHK radio broadcast is professionally remastered with background liners and rare archival photos. First time on vinyl.
HONEY PIE RECORDS (ITALY)
HONEY 022LP
PRICE: $19.50
CAT #: HONEY 022LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
FRANKLIN, ARETHA The Singles 1960-62 LP
A fantastic collection focusing on Aretha Franklin hits from the period 1960-62. That's when she started to gain fame as a unique and powerful singer who later became world-known as the Queen of Soul. A great selection of songs full of all the essential ingredients that will inform the development of soul, gospel, and R&B. The perfect introduction to the spirit and art of the unforgettable Lady Soul.
HONEY 024LP
PRICE: $19.50
CAT #: HONEY 024LP
FILE UNDER: JAZZ
HANCOCK & MWANDISHI, HERBIE July 21st, 1971, Nice, France LP
Mwandishi: one of the most influential combos in the history of electric jazz. This is Herbie Hancock's creature caught live at the Juan-les-Pins Jazz Festival in France on July 21st, 1971. A highly progressive form of modern jazz based on the mix of different elements. Some sort of Afro-electric-funk sound journey where waves of multiple pulsating sounds develop in a continuous alternation between tension and release. A marvelous band for which live performances often show more than studio recordings. Personnel: H. Hancock - piano and Fender Rhodes; Bennie Maupin - saxes, bass clarinet and flute; Eddie Henderson - trumpet; Julian Priester - trombone; Buster Williams - bass; Billy Hart - drums.
HONEY 026LP
PRICE: $19.50
CAT #: HONEY 026LP
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PRESTON, BILLY 16 Yr. Old Soul LP
Honey Pie Records present a reissue of Billy Preston's 16 Yr. Old Soul, originally released in 1963. "Most listeners only became aware of Billy Preston as a solo artist after he signed to Apple Records in the late 1960s. But he'd been recording for a long time prior to that, dating back to when he was a teenager. This instrumental album for Sam Cooke's SAR label (issued on its sister Derby imprint) was cut in March 1963, when Preston was still going to high school in Los Angeles. The very fact that it's wholly instrumental indicates that it's pretty early in Preston's evolution, and though he does play some piano, it's really on the more up-tempo, organ-dominated tunes where he hits the best groove. In truth, these aren't any great shakes even when it comes to soul organ instrumentals, but they have a nice swinging bounce that places them a cut above period background music, though they fall a good ways short of being spellbinding. The slower numbers (including covers of hits by Sam Cooke and Ray Charles) verge on easy listening; in contrast, the more urgent cuts are cookin', with bop, jazz, and gospel influences spicing up the soul/R&B recipe." --Richie Unterberger (AllMusic)
HONEY 027LP
PRICE: $19.50
CAT #: HONEY 027LP
FILE UNDER: COMEDY
CLAY, CASSIUS I Am The Greatest! LP
Honey Pie Records present a reissue of I Am the Greatest!, a comedy album by boxer Cassius Clay, released in August 1963. Released six months before he won the world heavyweight championship, publicly announced his conversion to Islam, and changed his name to Muhammad Ali. It was released by CBS Columbia. The album helped establish Ali's reputation as an eloquently poetic "trash talker". The album has also been identified as an early example of rap music and a precursor to hip-hop music. The liner notes were written by the American poet Marianne Moore, a longstanding fan of Clay. Clay collaborated on the writing for the album with the comedy writer Gary Belkin, who was listed as producer on the original release. The album idea had been proposed to Clay by the William Morris Agency, and the recording was conducted at Columbia Records' 30th Street New York Studio before an audience of 200 people. Rather than being listed as "tracks", the first 8 entries on the album were listed with "rounds" numbers.
HONEY 029LP
PRICE: $19.50
CAT #: HONEY 029LP
FILE UNDER: JAZZ
DAVIS, MILES Miles Davis At Carnegie Hall LP
Honey Pie Records present a reissue of Miles Davis At Carnegie Hall, originally released in 1962. A crucial live at Carnegie Hall by the renowned trumpet player, subtitled The Legendary Performances of May 19, 1961. This live performance features Miles Davis with his regular quintet and also accompanied by Gil Evans and his 21-piece orchestra. The orchestra is heard on several selections drawn from Miles Ahead as well as a complete reading of the adagio movement from "Concierto de Aranjuez" as recorded on Sketches of Spain. The concert begins with the orchestra playing the Gil Evans introduction to "So What", which is performed by the quintet, and then segues directly into the only recording of an Evans arrangement of "Spring is Here".
KOMPAKT (GERMANY)
KOM 254LP
PRICE: $32.00
CAT #: KOM 254LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
WHOMADEWHO Brighter 2LP
2020 repress. Originally released in 2012 on Kompakt. WhoMadeWho may lack a question mark after their name, but their music will certainly have you asking after them. The Copenhagen based collective is difficult to pin down, but their music sounds as effortless as it is stylistically and sonically adventurous. Having formed in 2003, the genre-bending trio made up of Jeppe Kjellberg, Tomas Høffding, and Tomas Barfod honed their skills on stage and in the studio, releasing a series of bestselling records on Munich based Gomma label and topped off by their Kompakt released 2011 mini album Knee Deep. They remain one of Europe's most cherished live acts -- performing alongside the likes of LCD Soundsystem, Daft Punk, Azari & III they are found as staples of the summer festival circuit with a breakthrough performance in 2011 at the legendary Roskilde festival. It must be said that Josh Homme of Queens Of The Stone Age loves the band so much that he even did a cover of "Space For Rent". WhoMadeWho have truly succeeded on their mission to eschew convention. Fusing pop and disco memes with punk paraphernalia, they released Brighter in 2012. The album operates as the missing link between the radical playfulness of the band's previous full-length The Plot and the introspective focus of Knee Deep, bridging their early work with a newly founded sense of sincerity and musicianship. "The Sun" has already proved itself as a crowd favorite with the band; cocky, bold and catchy this is the hymn that fans new and old will be screaming to over the summer months. "Below The Cherry Moon" submerges the band in pop perfection revealing a matured depth and lyrical brilliance. Other songs on "Brighter" such as "Inside World", the hard-hitting "Never Had The Time" or existentialist groove study "Running Man" feature the accessibility as well as the edginess that describe both ends of the same passion: Jeppe Kjellberg's characteristic vocal hit the pop-nerve in the verses while Tomas Høffding's soft falsetto holds the song together, giving the album its constantly evolving flow. Clearly, the band members never settled for streamlined mediocrity, but keep looking for those dark spots on their own map that demand to be conquered, thus churning out another instant classic that will rule our hearts and minds.
KOM 428LP
PRICE: $31.00
CAT #: KOM 428LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
TEJADA, JOHN Year Of The Living Dead 2LP
Double LP version. Includes download. With his new album, Year Of The Living Dead, Vienna-born and LA-based producer John Tejada finds a blissful extended moment of balance between the new and the familiar. Anyone who's followed his career to date, which has included four previous albums for Kompakt, outings for storied labels like Plug Research, Playhouse, and Cocoon and numerous remixes and collaborations -- most recently, his Wajatta duo with actor and musician Reggie Watts -- will immediately sense the warmth and eloquence that Tejada brings to his gilded, pliant techno and electro hybrids. But there's more here, too; an explorer's glimmer in the producer's eye, as he gets to grips with new ways of working and being, while offering a reflective opening for the listener, something echoed in artwork by graphic designer and "contemplative artist" David Grey. "The album was started using tools I was unfamiliar with, which became an interesting exploratory process," Tejada says. "Staying away from the obvious and having to re-learn simple things was a fun challenge." You can hear these new creative pulsations pushing the eight tracks on Year Of The Living Dead ever-forward; the album has an unique cast, and though there are trace elements of the genres Tejada has indulged previously, he's never quite put them together this way before. There's the dubwise glitter sprinkled across the moody opener "The Haunting Of Earth", the kind caresses found amongst the deftly woven textures of "Sheltered", and the churchy melancholy, all hymnal and golden, of "Echoes Of Life". Year Of The Living Dead also speaks obliquely to its moment, though Tejada works this implicitly, allowing the strange circumstances of 2020 to cast their inevitable shadow without being obvious or didactic. "The production process began right before lockdown and continued through what felt like a very serious time for all of us," he recalls. "Not being able to see or touch our loved ones made me feel we are all like ghosts. We can observe from a distance but cannot really be there. We are isolated and alone." And yet, Year Of The Living Dead's tenderness offers an out for that anxiety and loneliness, its intimate immensities gifting the album a redemptive and compassionate core. Compact and glistening, Year Of The Living Dead sculpts unassuming beauty.
KOM 432LP
PRICE: $29.00
CAT #: KOM 432LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
FEHLMANN, THOMAS Boser Herbst LP
LP version. For Böser Herbst, Thomas Fehlmann returns to the sediment of ages, drawing from a similar lexicon of sounds to that used on 2018's 1929 - Das Jahr Babylon (KOMP 153CD/KOM 401LP). Like that album, Böser Herbst was produced as the soundtrack to a documentary made by Volker Heise, Herbst 1929, Schatten Über Babylon, which offers historical insight to the third season of the television series, Babylon Berlin. It adds yet another string to the bow of this most forward-thinking and creative artist, whose history takes in NDW (Palais Schaumburg), techno (3MB) and psychedelic ambience (The Orb), plus a clutch of gorgeous solo albums that explore wide terrain, from the dancefloor through supine home listening to compelling soundtrack work. Fehlmann's approach here was to "capture" samples of contemporaneous music, "picking up the dirt and dust of original 1920s archive sound and music excerpts and shaping the essence into this selection of tunes," he recalls. After delivering the material to the editing room, Fehlmann "threw all the pieces up in the air, deliberately lost the overview in consequence, researched the atmospheric thread and assembled it for this album." That explains the singular nature of the material here, and its ability to sit together so neatly and discretely, as its own entity. For Böser Herbst is a music box of possibilities, shadowed by its historical provenance, but never crudely beholden to it, rather "keeping the references only as a distant nod, a scent." It's certainly an evocative listen, a cornucopia of textural pleasure and sensual, tactile assemblage. The spiraling, psychedelic cycle of "Karnickel" winds its way between the ears like thread to the needle; "Mit Ausblick" immerses the listener in deep, gaseous tones, only to be lifted into the air by the glassy drones of "Umarmt". "Wunschwechsler" crackles with the unpredictability of weather systems while a guitar-like loop unspools across the horizon. Throughout, you can catch tiny tastes of the source material, but they're pressed into greater service, Fehlmann using these sources for their evocative capacity and then saturating them with grain and rumble, abstracting outwards. It's a music of temporal disjuncture and clairvoyant resonance, "speaking with the past -- alert, distant and quixotic."
KOMP 162CD
PRICE: $15.50
CAT #: KOMP 162CD
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
TEJADA, JOHN Year Of The Living Dead CD
With his new album, Year Of The Living Dead, Vienna-born and LA-based producer John Tejada finds a blissful extended moment of balance between the new and the familiar. Anyone who's followed his career to date, which has included four previous albums for Kompakt, outings for storied labels like Plug Research, Playhouse, and Cocoon and numerous remixes and collaborations -- most recently, his Wajatta duo with actor and musician Reggie Watts -- will immediately sense the warmth and eloquence that Tejada brings to his gilded, pliant techno and electro hybrids. But there's more here, too; an explorer's glimmer in the producer's eye, as he gets to grips with new ways of working and being, while offering a reflective opening for the listener, something echoed in artwork by graphic designer and "contemplative artist" David Grey. "The album was started using tools I was unfamiliar with, which became an interesting exploratory process," Tejada says. "Staying away from the obvious and having to re-learn simple things was a fun challenge." You can hear these new creative pulsations pushing the eight tracks on Year Of The Living Dead ever-forward; the album has an unique cast, and though there are trace elements of the genres Tejada has indulged previously, he's never quite put them together this way before. There's the dubwise glitter sprinkled across the moody opener "The Haunting Of Earth", the kind caresses found amongst the deftly woven textures of "Sheltered", and the churchy melancholy, all hymnal and golden, of "Echoes Of Life". Year Of The Living Dead also speaks obliquely to its moment, though Tejada works this implicitly, allowing the strange circumstances of 2020 to cast their inevitable shadow without being obvious or didactic. "The production process began right before lockdown and continued through what felt like a very serious time for all of us," he recalls. "Not being able to see or touch our loved ones made me feel we are all like ghosts. We can observe from a distance but cannot really be there. We are isolated and alone." And yet, Year Of The Living Dead's tenderness offers an out for that anxiety and loneliness, its intimate immensities gifting the album a redemptive and compassionate core. Compact and glistening, Year Of The Living Dead sculpts unassuming beauty.
KOMP 167CD
PRICE: $15.50
CAT #: KOMP 167CD
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
FEHLMANN, THOMAS Boser Herbst CD
For Böser Herbst, Thomas Fehlmann returns to the sediment of ages, drawing from a similar lexicon of sounds to that used on 2018's 1929 - Das Jahr Babylon (KOMP 153CD/KOM 401LP). Like that album, Böser Herbst was produced as the soundtrack to a documentary made by Volker Heise, Herbst 1929, Schatten Über Babylon, which offers historical insight to the third season of the television series, Babylon Berlin. It adds yet another string to the bow of this most forward-thinking and creative artist, whose history takes in NDW (Palais Schaumburg), techno (3MB) and psychedelic ambience (The Orb), plus a clutch of gorgeous solo albums that explore wide terrain, from the dancefloor through supine home listening to compelling soundtrack work. Fehlmann's approach here was to "capture" samples of contemporaneous music, "picking up the dirt and dust of original 1920s archive sound and music excerpts and shaping the essence into this selection of tunes," he recalls. After delivering the material to the editing room, Fehlmann "threw all the pieces up in the air, deliberately lost the overview in consequence, researched the atmospheric thread and assembled it for this album." That explains the singular nature of the material here, and its ability to sit together so neatly and discretely, as its own entity. For Böser Herbst is a music box of possibilities, shadowed by its historical provenance, but never crudely beholden to it, rather "keeping the references only as a distant nod, a scent." It's certainly an evocative listen, a cornucopia of textural pleasure and sensual, tactile assemblage. The spiraling, psychedelic cycle of "Karnickel" winds its way between the ears like thread to the needle; "Mit Ausblick" immerses the listener in deep, gaseous tones, only to be lifted into the air by the glassy drones of "Umarmt". "Wunschwechsler" crackles with the unpredictability of weather systems while a guitar-like loop unspools across the horizon. Throughout, you can catch tiny tastes of the source material, but they're pressed into greater service, Fehlmann using these sources for their evocative capacity and then saturating them with grain and rumble, abstracting outwards. It's a music of temporal disjuncture and clairvoyant resonance, "speaking with the past -- alert, distant and quixotic."
KRANKY
KRANK 069LP
PRICE: $27.00
CAT #: KRANK 069LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
LOSCIL First Narrows 2LP
2021 repress. "This is the first vinyl issue of the classic third Loscil album originally released in May of 2004. First Narrows is the third Loscil album and the first in which Scott Morgan uses real instruments and input from other musicians. Using sound sources that ranged from sampled instruments to miscellaneous lo-fi mini-cassette recordings, Morgan generated music on computer by custom programming sequencing and processing designed so that no two performances of the patches would be exactly the same. In turn, Jason Zumpano on Fender Rhodes piano, Tim Loewen on guitar and Nyla Rany on cello improvised over those electronic sequences. Morgan then edited and mixed the live and premixed sections together. First Narrows is named after the first gap to the entrance of the Burrard Inlet, over which the Lions Gate Bridge spans; the main entrance into Vancouver from the Pacific Ocean. By including a Loscil track on their compilation of Canadian electronica alongside artists like Tim Hecker, Polmo Polpo, Ghislain Poirier and Thomas Jirku, the Intr_version label confirmed that Loscil deserves placement among the unique practitioners of electronic sound arrangement."
KRYPTOX (GERMANY)
KRY 015LP
PRICE: $27.00
CAT #: KRY 015LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
MODICA, MATHIAS Kraut Jazz Futurism Vol. 2 2LP
The Kraut Jazz Futurism compilation shows what's cookin' in the new German jazz scene. Young German bands and a few of the international musicians working in Berlin now. Fresh artists that combine jazz, krautrock, Afro, hip-hop and electronica in a new way. The first volume of the compilation came out in 2020 (KRY 013LP) and was described by The Wire as "... a re-drawn map of underground Berlin. Refreshingly new, eccentric, badassed and sometimes funny." This second part goes further. Similar to Gilles Peterson's We Out Here compilation, where he shows new hip English jazz artists mainly, on Kraut Jazz Futurism Kryptox records head honcho Mathias "Kapote" Modica puts together what's hot in the new club jazz scene in Germany. And there is a lot cookin' in Berlin right now. Kryptox is a sublabel of Gomma and Toy Tonics records. Features six exclusive tracks. Features Contrast Trio, Key Elements, CV Vision, Wanubalé, KUF, GTA Hofmann, Modha, Triorität x Lukas Lehmann, Le Millipede, Ark Noir, Perilymph, Love-Songs, Kuhn Fu, Transport, and Spiritczualic Enhancement Center. 180 gram vinyl; gatefold sleeve; printed inner sleeve.
LA VIDA ES UN MUS (UK)
MUS 231EP
PRICE: $12.50
CAT #: MUS 231EP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
CHISEL, THE Come See Me/Not The Only One 7"
"Second EP by London based punk outfit The Chisel, featuring "Chubby" Charlie Manning Walker from Chubby & the Gang. The next wave of the NWOBHC. 'Chisel this, Chisel that', it's on my phone, it's on my hard drives, it's on my turntable, it's on my t-shirt, it's on my Instagram, it's on my blogspot, it's tattooed on my forehead, my own parents renewed their wedding vows to 'Rat Running Scared.' I pressed stop. I unplugged my headphones, turned down the volume, and snapped that god forsaken single in half. Enough was enough! But see me, yeah. Once the music stopped only one thought rang through my head: What Have I Done? Where once there was explosive energy there was now a void. Lucky for me, the five loveable lads from Blackpool, Croydon, Acton, Chingford, and Guildford kept it movin', and just when I thought all was lost they brought me back in. Three more blasts of full fat extra saturated deep-fried limb swinging confrontational uplifting chisel chiseling punk for that special space in your life. Enough said? No. Cos they've done it again." --Jonah Falco
MUS 235LP
PRICE: $23.00
CAT #: MUS 235LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
RATA NEGRA Una Vida Vulgar LP
"Rata Negra return with Una Vida Vulgar their third and best album. A truly pop infused punk record with an incredible production. The album harks back to their previous work in Juanita Y Los Feos but with more pop elements and a bigger and better production. Each of the ten tracks are so good, that they could be released as a single. The rhythm section is locked in and the guitars buzz but it's the vocals that take this to pop heaven. The first side of the album starts with "Venid A Ver" and doesn't let up until the Phil Spector-esque 'Cuando Me Muera'. Flip over and it's straight back to the upbeat gems, which just keep coming until the final track 'Romance De Lobos' which ends the album in a more reflective album. Una Vida Vulgar is pure perfection and for fans of X, Blondie and Rik Agnew." --Sean Forbes
LILITH (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)
LR 307C-LP
PRICE: $22.00
CAT #: LR 307C-LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
BRAINTICKET Celestial Ocean (Clear Vinyl) LP
Clear vinyl reissue of Brainticket's Celestial Ocean, originally released in 1973. The brilliant Celestial Ocean, by the legendary Swiss krautrock band Brainticket, is a concept album that details an ancient pharoah's journey into the afterlife (substitute the word "journey" for "trip" and you'll get what they were driving at). However, Brainticket were not mere products of their time, they explored some truly compelling musical territory and produced a superlative blanket of sound-featuring a pioneering mix of early synthesizers, flute, zither, sitar, and male/female stream-of-consciousness spoken-word vocals that ebb-and-flow in the same general cosmos as classic Gong. Fully remastered from the original master tapes.
LR 313C-LP
PRICE: $22.00
CAT #: LR 313C-LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
BRAINTICKET Cottonwoodhill (Clear Vinyl) LP
Clear vinyl reissue of Brainticket's Cottonwoodhill, originally released in 1971. Cottonwoodhill -- their debut album -- immediately ran into controversy for its association with psychedelic drugs. The album came with a warning label that insisted you should "only listen once a day to this record. Your brain might be destroyed," which led to the album being banned in several countries including the USA.
LITTLE BUTTERFLY RECORDS (URUGUAY)
LBR 043LP
PRICE: $30.50
CAT #: LBR 043LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
TOTEM Descarga LP
Little Butterfly Records present a reissue of the second album by Totem, Descarga, originally released in 1972 and one of the most important bands in Uruguay's musical history. The Spanish word "descarga" in a literal sense can refer to several things: lighten charge (material or emotional), make a violent blow, fire a firearm, receive an electric shock, among others. But from 1972 Totem gives to "descarga" a soundful meaning, where it is possible to hear the protest of a country on the brink of collapse, the guitar riffs reminiscing to bands like El Kinto and the psychedelia with the smell of the sea invoked by the "lonjas". This album was the meeting of six pairs of hands tanned by jamming for long hours at night, which together temper and give personality to a style for export. For almost half a century these songs have rested placidly in the grooves of Descarga. Little Butterfly Records awakens them in a deluxe reissue, to put back in rotation an essential record of Uruguayan history and "descargar" once again the ancient sounds of the true Candombe beat. 140 gram vinyl; gatefold sleeve with insert.
LONDON CALLING (UK)
LC5LPCBOX 003LP
PRICE: $73.00
CAT #: LC5LPCBOX 003LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
GREEN'S FLEETWOOD MAC, PETER Stranger Blues - Live 5LP BOX
As well as founding Fleetwood Mac, the late Peter Green was arguably the finest British blues guitarist, singer and songwriter of his generation. This five-LP boxed set showcases his dazzling talent across numerous broadcasts, spanning studio performances for the BBC and live sets in San Francisco, Finland and Sweden. Capturing him at the peak of his powers between early 1968 and late 1969, it comes complete with a booklet containing background notes and rare images, making it an essential purchase for his army of admirers. White 180 gram LPs, exclusive etched tenth side in printed inner sleeves; includes full-color, eight-page vinyl book, hand numbered slimline box. Professionally re-mastered with background liners and many rare archival photographs.
LCCD 5049CD
PRICE: $17.00
CAT #: LCCD 5049CD
FILE UNDER: ROCK
WASHINGTON & THE RAM JAM BAND, GENO Live On Air 1966-1969 CD
Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band live in session, London, 1966-1969. Geno Washington is an iconic name, that is both symbolic of the 1960s and hugely important in the development of a homegrown British soul scene. The emergence of The Foundations, The Equals, and Jimmy James' Vagabonds signaled a new, multiracial music scene courted heavily by eager young modernists. Geno Washington became a leading figure in London's vibrant soul/R&B scene and as a hugely popular club act, would be invited to record numerous times for Brian Matthew. Revealing ultimately rare and exclusive recordings as well as insightful interviews with band members at the time, this collection makes for a compelling addition for fans and collectors of the 1960s British music scene. London Calling present Geno Washington and The Ram Jam Band, live in session from London 1966-1969. Professionally re-mastered original broadcast recordings with background liners and period photos. CD packed into a four-panel digipack, UV gloss with an eight-page booklet.
MAD ABOUT RECORDS (PORTUGAL)
MAR 022LP
PRICE: $31.00
CAT #: MAR 022LP
FILE UNDER: WORLD
COUTINHO E O GRUPO STALO, GUILHERME Guilherme Coutinho E O Grupo Stalo LP
Limited restock. Mad About Records present the first worldwide reissue of Guilherme Coutinho E O Grupo Stalo's self-titled album, originally released in 1978. Guilherme Coutinho started playing at the age of five and, at the age of seventeen, he was already part of Os Mocorongos and Os Iguanos, both as an amateur. But he soon became a group leader, playing in several nightclubs in Belém (Pará), until he settled in the Paraense Assembly, where he lived for more than 15 years. He was a musician who played for high society, he was a businessman who had the best instruments, besides always making his own arrangement for the songs. His favorite formation was piano, bass, and drums, as well as a singer. But, for some time, he even used a recorder as playback to give greater sound texture. The first performance was at Pinheirense in Icoaraci. The 1970s were at the height of the clubs in Belém, such as the Tuna, Yacht Club, and the Paraense Assembly. At the carnival, there was Guilherme at the head of his group, with rhythmists and a brass section, playing not only the greatest hits but supporting local composers. He was the musical director of Leila Pinheiro's first professional show, at Teatro da Paz. In his career, he released three albums: Guilherme Coutinho and Curtição, Busca-se, and Guilherme Coutinho and Grupo Stalo. Guilherme's last two shows took place on Friday, August 19, 1983, at the Theatro da Paz, through the Pixinguinha Project, and at the old Gemini Blues nightclub. On the morning of Saturday, August 20, Guilherme Coutinho died of a heart attack. Guilherme Coutinho E O Grupo Stalo was released on the Erla, an obscure Brazilian label, which curiously pressed only 7" singles, but this Guilherme Coutinho album is an exception. An LP that became one of the most sought after in Brazilian music. It was generating a cult for sound innovation, a kind of lo-fi tropicalism. One of the most sought-after records in Brazil and one of country's best-kept secrets. Deluxe limited edition with obi; numbered.
MAR 034LP
PRICE: $31.00
CAT #: MAR 034LP
FILE UNDER: JAZZ
OLIVEIRA & LUIZ EWERLING, GELSON Terra LP
Mad About Records present a reissue of Gelson Oliveira and Luiz Ewerling's Terra, originally released in 1983. Debut album by the influential gaucho musician Gelson Oliveira, in partnership with the drummer Luiz Ewerling, released independently in 1983, with minimal resources. In spite of all this, they made a unique and very beautiful album, with a spectacular musicality, a mix of sounds, ranging from jazz, funk, and fusion. Rare Brazil fusion album, reissued for the first time from the original master tape. Thick carton cover + OBI + insert.
MAD BUTCHER RECORDS (ITALY)
MBC 128EP
PRICE: $12.50
CAT #: MBC 128EP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
REALLY RED Crowd Control/Corporate Settings 7"
Reissue for the debut single for cult Texas punkers Really Red, originally self-released on their own C.I.A. label in 1979.
MAGIC BOX (UK)
MBLP 1025LP
PRICE: $23.00
CAT #: MBLP 1025LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
BREAD, LOVE AND DREAMS Strange Tale Of Captain Shannon and the Hunchback from Gigha LP
Magic Box present reissue of Bread, Love And Dreams' Strange Tale Of Captain Shannon and the Hunchback from Gigha, originally released in September 1970. The second album by this Scottish underground folk act combines delicate ballads with rock elements and exotic instrumentation. Long established as a rare collectable in its original form, it makes its long-awaited return to vinyl here, together with an insert containing background notes and rare images. Includes insert with background notes and images.
MBLP 1027LP
PRICE: $23.00
CAT #: MBLP 1027LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
BACON FAT Grease One For Me LP
Magic Box present a reissue of Bacon Fat's Grease One For Me, originally released in 1970. Produced by the renowned Mike Vernon and featuring the superb harmonica playing of Rod Piazza, this Los Angeles blues band's scorching debut album was originally released in June 1970. It makes its long-awaited return to vinyl here, together with an insert containing photos and background notes, and a bonus repro shop flier.
MBLP 1028LP
PRICE: $23.00
CAT #: MBLP 1028LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
HAINES BAND, THE NORMAN Den Of Iniquity LP+CD
Magic Box present a reissue of The Norman Haines Band's Den Of Iniquity, originally released in 1971. Featuring legendary Birmingham keyboardist Norman Haines (ex-Locomotive) and recorded at London's legendary Abbey Road studio, this progressive classic was originally issued in September 1971 and has gone on to become one of the world's most collectible LPs, with original copies selling for over £2500. It makes a welcome return to vinyl here, together with an insert containing background notes and images. Includes CD with six bonus tracks. Flipback sleeve.
MAIS UM (UK)
MAIS 043C-LP
PRICE: $25.00
CAT #: MAIS 043C-LP
FILE UNDER: WORLD
SANTTANA, LUCAS 3 Sessions In A Greenhouse (Red Vinyl) LP
LP version. Red vinyl. Mais Um present a reissue of Lucas Santtana's 3 Sessions In A Greenhouse, originally released on CD only in 2006. On the 15th anniversary of its original release, Mais Um revisit a lost classic from the catalog of one of Brazil's most regarded and influential contemporary songwriters. Featuring Tom Zé and mangue beat pioneer, Gilmar Bola 8, Lucas Santtana's 3 Sessions In A Greenhouse fused psyched-out samba and baile funk with original Black Ark-style studio distortion and spiritual dub dread, laying the foundations for his seminal Sem Nostalgia LP five years later (MAIS 002CD/LP), and in the process, establishing Santtana as an elemental force of Brazil's current new wave. "At the beginning of my career, I was experimenting, trying to figure out my sound. On 3 Sessions In A Greenhouse, I discovered what I am and what I wanted to do in music. All the pieces connected. Everything just felt like the right place at the right time." Comprising four originals and four Santtana/Seleçao Natural dubs (plus a CD bonus track), 3 Sessions In A Greenhouse was and is a sound clash unlike any to have come before. Produced by Santtana and Recife's dubsetter himself, Buguinha Dub, each session was approached as an opportunity not to just record each instrument but to create an environment in which the studio becomes the centerpiece. Recorded and mixed entirely live as a group, with no overdubs, 3 Sessions feels uniquely intimate and relaxed (best typified by the band's "chat" in-between recordings). Tropicalia icon Tom Zé features on Santtana's slightly zippier version of Zé's samba dub "Ogodô Ano 2000" and American journalist Phylis Huber's reading of an extract of Virgina Woolf's The Waves on the expansive nine minute-long Balearic/Afrobeat dub "A Natureza Espera", is poignant and trippy. Santtana's take on Naçao Zumbi's "Pela Orla Dos Velhos Tempos", featuring original member and percussionist Gilmar Bola 8 on vocals, takes on techier references of the Detroit type, whilst vinyl closer "Into Shade" is a sumptuous psych rock dub ballad, co-written by Arto Lindsay. Remastered by German dub shaman, Stefan Betke/Pole. RIYL: Dennis Bovell, Tom Zé, Gilberto Gil, Beck, Caetano Veloso.
MANNEQUIN RECORDS (GERMANY)
MNQ 141LP
PRICE: $20.00
CAT #: MNQ 141LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
DAME AREA Ondas Tribales LP
Mannequin Records welcome Dame Area into the label's family. Hailing from Barcelona, Silvia Konstance and Viktor L.Crux (a collaborator of Nurse With Wound and Joachim Arbeit from Einstürzende Neubauten) developed during 2020 a unique music style recognized as "tribal wave". Mixing synth bassline arpeggios and live percussions, noises and congas, industrialism, and tribalism, Italian and Spanish, Dame Area are running across the same path and breathing the same air of the EBM/industrial driven Diseño Corbusier or the drum compositions of Roberto De Simone. Starting to play live and releasing their music in 2018 for their own label and venue Magia Roja (with the support of fans like Julian Cope and Yamatsuka Eye), their incessant touring schedule has already seen them play all over Europe in the past couple of years. Since 2019, they also play live as a trio with Jesse Webb from Gnod/Anthroprophh at the drums/percussion. For fans of: Diseño Corbusier, Esplendor Geometrico, group A, Kris Baha. Red vinyl; edition of 400.
MARK
MARK 5000LP
PRICE: $25.00
CAT #: MARK 5000LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
KENNY AND THE KASUALS The Impact Sound Of The Kenny And The Kasuals LP
2021 restock. A reissue of The Impact Sound Of The Kenny And The Kasuals, originally released in 1966. Kenny And The Kasuals were an American, Dallas garage rock band founded in 1962, whose records are considered "among the most collectable LPs of the '60s". The band was formed at Bryan Adams High School in Dallas, Texas, by Kenny Daniel, and was managed by Mark Lee, who later opened Dallas punk club, The Hot Klub. In 1966, their self-released single Journey To Tyme garnered some national radio airplay, including the number one spot in both Buffalo, New York, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and it reached the top ten on the Dallas station KLIF. Prior to recording Journey To Tyme, the band had released an album titled The Impact Sound Of Kenny And The Kasuals Live At The Studio Club, although it was neither live nor recorded at the Studio Club. Only 500 copies of this album were originally pressed, and nearly half of those were destroyed by the Texas summer heat, but the remaining copies have become some of the most sought after vinyl records of the 1960s. Replica edition;
MORR MUSIC (GERMANY)
MORR 178CD
PRICE: $15.50
CAT #: MORR 178CD
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
DNTEL The Seas Trees See CD
New album by Jimmy Tamborello aka Dntel aka James Figurine aka one half of The Postal Service. Hailing from Los Angeles, Jimmy Tamborello has been a key figure in refining what today is considered electronica for over 20 years. The Seas Trees See is the first of two Dntel albums to be released in 2021 by Morr Music in collaboration with Les Albums Claus: a free-floating and rather loose stroke of musical genius, giving ambience a whole new meaningful context. It combines crackles and hiss with deep, yet modest, synths and poignant, yet elegant, vocals and lyrics. Away, its counterpart album, will follow later in 2021. It will showcase Dntel's unapologetic love for pop music from a long-gone era, presenting yet another aspect of his multi-faceted personality. Dntel has always covered many musical grounds -- from the pop-infused hits on Life Is Full Of Possibilities (2001) to his much more abstract works on Aimlessness (2012), Human Voice (2014), and his electronics for The Postal Service. Whatever his style -- Tamborello has retained his very own musical voice. When it comes to producing music, it can be a good idea to get away from the studio and find a more relaxed environment. Inspiration does not necessarily require huge bass bins. Fewer pieces of gear make it easier to really focus on ideas first and let them be. After recording Hate In My Heart (LAC 013LP) -- his most recent album, released in 2018 -- this way, Tamborello continued working in that fashion, mainly jamming and getting ideas together for upcoming live shows. One of the first results of this creative process was the opening track of The Seas Trees See -- a cover version of "The Lilac and the Apple", originally recorded by Californian folk singer Kate Wolf in 1977. Tamborello turns the acapella song into a vocoder-like extravaganza. Working with the original recording, the track perfectly sets the tone for what The Seas Trees See turns out to be a quiet yet mesmerizing journey through sound and emotion, bringing together his very own sound design, disguised samples and an incredible feel for moods and atmospheres. Despite its perfect and gentle flow, it is worth digging deeper, to surrender oneself to all the painstakingly placed details. Whether the beautiful and haunting piano work on "Movie Tears" or the almost sidechained-sounding "Yoga App" --every aspect of this album has been beautifully crafted. Small things add up to something great, diverse and riveting. The subtlety of his latest endeavor is fascinating. It opens up a new world, in which small musical sketches mean at least as much as perfectly produced pop anthems.
MORR 178LP
PRICE: $21.00
CAT #: MORR 178LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
DNTEL The Seas Trees See LP
LP version. Includes download code. New album by Jimmy Tamborello aka Dntel aka James Figurine aka one half of The Postal Service. Hailing from Los Angeles, Jimmy Tamborello has been a key figure in refining what today is considered electronica for over 20 years. The Seas Trees See is the first of two Dntel albums to be released in 2021 by Morr Music in collaboration with Les Albums Claus: a free-floating and rather loose stroke of musical genius, giving ambience a whole new meaningful context. It combines crackles and hiss with deep, yet modest, synths and poignant, yet elegant, vocals and lyrics. Away, its counterpart album, will follow later in 2021. It will showcase Dntel's unapologetic love for pop music from a long-gone era, presenting yet another aspect of his multi-faceted personality. Dntel has always covered many musical grounds -- from the pop-infused hits on Life Is Full Of Possibilities (2001) to his much more abstract works on Aimlessness (2012), Human Voice (2014), and his electronics for The Postal Service. Whatever his style -- Tamborello has retained his very own musical voice. When it comes to producing music, it can be a good idea to get away from the studio and find a more relaxed environment. Inspiration does not necessarily require huge bass bins. Fewer pieces of gear make it easier to really focus on ideas first and let them be. After recording Hate In My Heart (LAC 013LP) -- his most recent album, released in 2018 -- this way, Tamborello continued working in that fashion, mainly jamming and getting ideas together for upcoming live shows. One of the first results of this creative process was the opening track of The Seas Trees See -- a cover version of "The Lilac and the Apple", originally recorded by Californian folk singer Kate Wolf in 1977. Tamborello turns the acapella song into a vocoder-like extravaganza. Working with the original recording, the track perfectly sets the tone for what The Seas Trees See turns out to be a quiet yet mesmerizing journey through sound and emotion, bringing together his very own sound design, disguised samples and an incredible feel for moods and atmospheres. Despite its perfect and gentle flow, it is worth digging deeper, to surrender oneself to all the painstakingly placed details. Whether the beautiful and haunting piano work on "Movie Tears" or the almost sidechained-sounding "Yoga App" --every aspect of this album has been beautifully crafted. Small things add up to something great, diverse and riveting. The subtlety of his latest endeavor is fascinating. It opens up a new world, in which small musical sketches mean at least as much as perfectly produced pop anthems.
MULE MUSIQ (GERMANY)
MUSIQ 267LP
PRICE: $25.50
CAT #: MUSIQ 267LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
LAWRENCE Birds On The Playground LP
DJ, producer, and Dial Records co-owner Lawrence produced his fourth album for Mule Musiq. The Berlin-based artist wrote nine new arrangements specifically for Studio Mule, the new audiophile listening bar that Mule Musiq's head-honcho Toshiya Kawasaki recently opened in Shibuya, Tokyo. "Toshiya's wine and listening bar was the inspiration for the project. I followed the idea of listening to music in this (for me imaginary) place on a magic vintage sound system, slightly drunk with an always special drink in my hand! The music is therefore also very eccentric and 'tipsy', improvised on acoustic instruments, synthesizers and computer, combined with recordings I did in Berlin's Central Tiergarten Park." Lawrence acknowledges the imaginative superstructure above his new album and his mode of operating during the recordings. Birds On The Playground features deep pulsating music that unfolds its true absorbing character when the auditor listens carefully to the detailed storytelling of Lawrence. Like always, his tunes have a special, radiant pulse, that somehow is a signature sign of most of his productions. Playful cosmic grooves, light-hearted, crafted with love and yet freshly unsettling in some moments. His arpeggiated melodies remind partly on the music of Hans-Joachim Roedelius. In other seconds, they display a jazzy spiritual character and drift into meditative areas, that sound to a degree like long forgotten Japanese folk music spheres. As Birds On The Playground isn't aimed straight for the dancefloor, the overall coating of the music is a relaxed, cautious one, that goes beyond the average definition of ambient music. Each track builds up gracefully, in order to present a mesmerizing musical architecture, that offers new sound dimensions with any fresh listening turn. As the record is made for Mule Musiq's latest public space enterprise, everyone who is closely connected to the label was involved. Mule Musiq's core artist Kuniyuki was in charge for the mastering. And the labels visual artist Stefan Marx painted the cover artwork.
MUSIQ 268LP
PRICE: $34.50
CAT #: MUSIQ 268LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
KOSS Ancient Rain 2LP
Mule Musiq present a reissue of Koss's Ancient Rain, originally released on CD in 2008. Romantically, otherworldly floating introspective ambient: Kuniyuki Takahashi, one of Japan's most prolific contemporary musicians, was always an artist for deep sensual expressions. Especially under his anonym Koss he explores profound electronic ambient sounds enlarged with ingredients of house, minimal, IDM, and what he calls a "new oriental sound", a style, that translates traces of ancient Asian music traditions into modern realms. In particular, his fourth Koss album Ancient Rain, released in 2008 as CD only, was an attempt to meld old melodic traditions with textural layers of modern electronic frequencies without losing a distinct human touch. Now Mule Musiq releases his nine compositions for the first time as a double-LP, rendering his poetic, slow burning melodic drifts and rhythmical shifts into the richness of the vinyl sound. All music was produced in-depth in his very own private studio while using music making computer software, a Roland System-1, Jupiter-8, and the dynamic percussion Synth Korg Wavedrum. Besides the short tune "Dream (Real World)" that features suavely absorbing oriental harp sounds, all compositions vibrate six to ten minutes long. An epic format, that goes hand-in-hand with Kuniyuki's extemporaneous work ethic, in which every moment of creating generates a unique unknown poetic universe. "It's an endless continuing journey," he states and points out to what listeners will experience while wandering off in his subtle expanding layers of sounds and electronic modulations. Sometimes his favorite instrument, the piano, is hanging dulcet above the frequency alternations. Also restrained house grooves actuate the cautious chord progressions and environmental sounds deepen the sublime listening experience. Those who dive into Ancient Rain of the reel, will experience a seamlessly shadowy ambient drift, in which every detail is given space to breathe in order to entrap heedful spirits into a preternatural never-never land beyond space and time.
MUNSTER RECORDS (SPAIN)
MR 399LP
PRICE: $30.50
CAT #: MR 399LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
PAX Pax LP
In 1968, Los Shain's magnificent saga of beat, garage and psychedelia came to an end with the dissolution of the band. Pico Ego-Aguirre, the band leader and lead guitarist, embarked on a journey through the hard rock music that made its way to South America courtesy of Vanilla Fudge, Led Zeppelin, and Deep Purple, releasing a record with several tracks in this style with his brand-new line-up Los Nuevos Shain's. In those days, Peru was governed by a two-sided military dictatorship. On one side, it implemented progressive measures to defend popular sectors that had been ignored for decades by the State. But, on the other, it deported detractors of the regime, censored the media and, in the name of combating alienation, expressed strong views against the hippy movement, hitchhiking, and psychedelic parties, often cancelling gigs. Amidst the comings and goings of the so-called Peruvian revolution, rock bands latched on tight to sounds that were as harsh as the era they were living through. The elegant beat of Los Jaguar's, Same People, Los Sideral's, Los Benton's, and Los Zany's soon made way for the energetic rhythms of Cooking Morning, Elemental Music Group, Catarsis, or Los Comandos. Pico Ego-Aguirre travelled in a similar direction. An ardent fan of The Beatles, in 1971 he looked for musicians committed to following in the footsteps of his favorite British hard rock bands. By the end of 1971, Pico, his brother and guitarist Fernando and the vocalist Manolo Montenegro (all former Nuevos Shain's), together with the drummer Ricardo Macedo (ex-Mads) and bass guitarist Carlos "Oso" Torres (former Dr Wheat) were already rehearsing under the name of Pax, but nobody remembers who christened the band. In February 1972m Sono Radio presented them to the press. They started recording the first tracks straight away until disagreements surfaced about song credits. When "Oso" Torres quit, this exit signaled the end of the group. Pico closed the chapter on this initial line-up and went in search of what would become the classic Pax line-up. Three young Peruvians and a North American, all under the age of 23, put together an album with lyrics in English, vigorous guitar solos, double bass drum set and a record sleeve suffused with symbology, which the future Peruvian heavy metal movement would consider foundational. Original gatefold sleeve and artwork; includes an insert with extensive liner notes.
MR 411LP
PRICE: $27.50
CAT #: MR 411LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
MICKEY FINN, THE The Mickey Finn 1964/1967 LP
The Mickey Finn may not have notched up hit records, but their sixties adventures took them from the East End of London to trendy clubs in the South of France and the Bahamas. This collection of their work is an impressive tribute to their maverick, hedonistic spirit, comprising all their released recordings plus some "unissued at the time" 1966 tracks that have never been available on vinyl before. Guitarist Mickey Waller and drummer Richard Brand formed the earliest incarnation of the group in London's Bethnal Green in 1962. By late 1963 they'd added bass player John Burkett and lead singer Alan Mark and changed their name to the Central Sound. In 1964 the Blue Beat label had just released a single recorded by members of the Checkmates but credited to an as-yet fictional group, Mickey Finn & the Blue Men. After adding a new member, John "Fluff" Cooke on keyboards, the group began its real recording career in March 1964 when Oriole released a single featuring hip bluebeat arrangements of two R&B numbers, Bo Diddley's "Pills" and Jimmy Reed's "Hush Your Mouth". For the recording session at Regent Sound, they were joined by their friend Jimmy Page on harmonica. Page also played a handful of gigs with them and also blew harp on their next single, a version of Chuck Berry's "Reelin' and Rockin'" backed with an excellent punk R&B original, "I Still Want You". Shel Talmy took over production duties for their next single, released on Columbia in March 1965. On "Night Comes Down" Mark's brooding vocal is underpinned by a tense descending bass line by new member Mick Stannard, atmospheric keyboards from Fluff, and some wild, dissonant guitar work from Mickey Waller and Jimmy Page. Another Talmy-produced track, "It Ain't Necessarily So", also dates from this period. Although the group was kept busy with live work, they went out on a package tour with the Kinks, the Yardbirds, and Goldie & the Gingerbreads, the next Mickey Finn single didn't appear until July 1966. The Polydor release found singer Alan Mark backed by session players for a cover of Billy Stewart's "Because I Love You" and a number by American songwriters Pam Sawyer and Lori Burton, "If I Had You Baby". It's the real band playing, though, on two solid soul numbers, Lloyd Price's "Stagger Lee" and Bobby Bland's "Poverty", cut at Regent Sound in 1966 but unissued at the time. By 1967 Bernard Jory had replaced Mick Stannard in time for the explosive "Garden of My Mind", backed with the raucous Equals-style mover "Time to Start Loving You".
MR 7327EP
PRICE: $12.50
CAT #: MR 7327EP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
LOS SAICOS 69/ERWIN FLORES El Mercenario/Un Poquito De Pena 7"
Back in 1969, Los Saicos' fans could witness how a promising return of the iconic Peruvian group was forged from the ashes of the original line-up. The original members, Erwin Flores and César "Papi" Castrillón, were accompanied by the guitarist Alex "El Diablo" Rodríguez, from Los Dream's, and by Jorge Blondet on drums, initiating a series of thorough rehearsals around a renovated repertoire. At the end of that same year and on the occasion of the Pacific Fair, the renewed Los Saicos played its first gig while the head of the DINSA label, Alberto Maraví, would announce the band signing to his record company. A few months later, a single would be released including the songs "El Mercenario" and "Un Poquito de Pena". For some reason, DINSA finally chose to use the name of the band's singer, Erwin Alberto, instead of releasing the single under the name of Los Saicos. The harsh lyrics of "El Mercenario" stopped the radio support and, therefore, had an impact on the sales of the single that vanished from distribution almost immediately. This reissue brings back to life this lost single of Los Saicos discography for the first time, just as it was originally released in 1969.
MUSIC ON VINYL (NETHERLANDS)
MOV 2649LP
PRICE: $29.00
CAT #: MOV 2649LP
FILE UNDER: WORLD
PERRY & THE UPSETTERS, LEE 'SCRATCH' Cloak & Dagger LP
"Cloak & Dagger is the 1973 studio album by Lee 'Scratch The Upsetter' Perry. In that year, as Perry entered a period of heavy dub output, he recorded Cloak And Dagger. This early dub outing is a testament to Perry's lo-fi mastery as he utilized his four-track soundcraft board, tape delays, phasers, reverb and any other ambient sounds he could get this hands on as an instrument rather than just to record instruments. Cloak & Dagger is available on black vinyl. The release is packed in a much sought after Rhino (UK) sleeve. 180 gram audiophile vinyl."
MUSIC ON VINYL: AT THE MOVIES
MOVATM 288LP
PRICE: $41.00
CAT #: MOVATM 288LP
FILE UNDER: SOUNDTRACK
DE ROUBAIX, FRANCOIS Daughters Of Darkness LP/7"
"Daughters of Darkness is a 1971 English-language Belgian horror film. Directed by Harry Kümel this cult erotic vampire film stars Delphine Seyrig, Danielle Ouimet, John Karlen, and Andrea Rau. The film was well received, and a retrospective poll by Time Out in the early 2010s placed the film at number 90 in their top 100 horror films. Its score was created by multiple award-winning composer François de Roubaix. It has long been a much sought after title, with De Roubaix' son Benjamin commenting that the 'composer achieves a perfect balance and the result is a bleak and eerie soundtrack that stands on a par with the music of Ennio Morricone in A Lizard in a Woman's Skin or -- in a different style -- that of Isaac Hayes for Shaft'. Parts of score would eventually be sampled by several hip-hop artists, including American rapper Lil Wayne on his song 'President Carter'. With the help of director Harry Kümel and Patricia and Benjamin de Roubaix, the soundtrack is available on vinyl for the first time. This 50th anniversary edition of 666 numbered copies is pressed on blue vinyl and contains an exclusive poster as well as a printed innersleeve. Plus, the package includes a 7-inch single (on red vinyl) featuring 'Les Lèvres Rouges' and 'Les Dunes D'Ostende, Flagellation'."
MOVATM 318LP
PRICE: $33.00
CAT #: MOVATM 318LP
FILE UNDER: SOUNDTRACK
PATTON, MIKE The Place Beyond The Pines LP
"The Place Beyond the Pines is Derek Cianfrance 2012 crime drama film. The critically acclaimed film reunites Cianfance and Ryan Gosling, whom had previously collaborated on 2010's Blue Valentine. It also stars Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Rose Byrne and Ray Liotta. The daring movie is a sweeping emotional drama powerfully exploring the unbreakable bond between fathers and sons. It tells the story of a motorcycle stunt rider (Gosling), who considers committing a crime in order to provide for his newborn child, an act that puts him on a collision course with a cop-turned-politician (Cooper). Mike Patton, American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist best known as the lead singer of the alternative metal/experimental rock bands Faith No More and Mr. Bungle, delivers a sweeping and brooding score. Like a red thread, his music guides the audience through this multi-generational story often linking characters and locations. In addition to Mike's score, the album features an eclectic selection of music by the likes of Bon Iver ('The Wolves'), Ennio Morricone ('Ninna Nanna Per Adulteri') & The Cryin' Shames ('Please Stay'). This is a limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on translucent green vinyl. There are some secret inscriptions in the run out groove."
MUSICA & ENTRETENIMIENTO (SPAIN)
MYE 010LP
PRICE: $32.00
CAT #: MYE 010LP
FILE UNDER: WORLD
LOS JAIVAS La Ventana LP
Finally, available on vinyl, 47 years after its original release on the Chilean label IRT, here it is Los Jaivas' La Ventana, the iconic album that includes the anthems "Todos Juntos" and 'Mira Niñita". Los Jaivas has often been considered one of the most important rock bands in Chile and South America. This influential Chilean band formed in 1963 mixes psychedelic rock and progressive rock with Latin American folk instruments and rhythms. In this album Los Jaivas shows many different artistic facets from improvisation and song writing to the first steps of symphonic creation. Original master tapes have been used for this reissue, following the reels find at the IRT vaults after years unavailable. State of the art technology has also been used to guarantee a top-quality remastered sound that shows music details barely noticeable in the original pressing. The artwork restoration process has been undertaken by Martín Uribe, a member of the band's team, with great attention to detail, by using several copies of the original issue. According to Felipe Domínguez (Al Albordaje Muchachos SPA), supervisor of this reissue project, "we aimed to publish a top-quality release, improving on previous rather average reissue editions. So, when we opened the box containing the tapes of 'la Ventana' and found the reels with all the annotations made at the time, we knew we would be able to make a difference." This is the first in a series of various projects that will make the musical heritage of Los Jaivas available again, including recordings that have remained archived for years and the reissue of other historical titles of the band. This is the aim of the Los Jaivas Cultural Foundation: "to pass on its experience to new generations, along with encouraging a love for music without distinction of race, faith, political color or gender," highlights Mario Mutis, bassist and vocalist of the band. Original artwork and complete tracklist. Gatefold sleeve; includes insert.
NATURE SOUNDS
NSD 100LP
PRICE: $19.00
CAT #: NSD 100LP
FILE UNDER: HIPHOP
MF DOOM Special Herbs Volumes 1 & 2 2LP
2021 repress. "MF DOOM is the man in the iron mask. The most mysterious figure in hip-hop has also become one of the most popular, supplying beats and rhymes for Gorillaz, De La Soul, Madlib, Danger Mouse, and Wu-Tang Clan, and drawing praise from heavyweights like Just Blaze, Nas, and Mos Def. Since 2002, DOOM has released numerous volumes of Special Herbs, one of the longest-running instrumental series in hip-hop history. Now, the first two volumes in the acclaimed series are available on vinyl for the first time in years. With obscure loops and dusty samples galore, Special Herbs Vol. 1 & 2 is a must-have for any DOOM fan or hip-hop head."
NSD 102LP
PRICE: $19.00
CAT #: NSD 102LP
FILE UNDER: HIPHOP
MF DOOM Special Herbs Volumes 3 & 4 2LP
2021 repress. "MF DOOM is the man in the iron mask. The most mysterious figure in hip-hop has also become one of the most popular, supplying beats and rhymes for Gorillaz, De La Soul, Madlib, Danger Mouse, and Wu-Tang Clan, and drawing praise from heavyweights like Just Blaze, Nas, and Mos Def. Since 2002, DOOM has released numerous volumes of Special Herbs, one of the longest-running instrumental series in hip-hop history. Now, volumes three and four of the acclaimed series are available on vinyl for the first time in years. With obscure loops and dusty samples galore, Special Herbs Volumes 3 & 4 is a must-have for any DOOM fan or hip-hop head."
NSD 106LP
PRICE: $19.00
CAT #: NSD 106LP
FILE UNDER: HIPHOP
MF DOOM Special Herbs Volumes 5 & 6 2LP
2021 repress. "MF DOOM is the man in the iron mask. The most mysterious figure in hip-hop has also become one of the most popular, supplying beats and rhymes for Gorillaz, De La Soul, Madlib, Danger Mouse, and Wu-Tang Clan, and drawing praise from heavyweights like Just Blaze, Nas, and Mos Def. Since 2002, DOOM has released numerous volumes of Special Herbs, one of the longest-running instrumental series in hip-hop history. Now, volumes five and six of the acclaimed series are available on CD for the first time in years. With obscure loops and dusty samples galore, Special Herbs Volumes 5 & 6 is a must-have for any DOOM fan or hip-hop head."
NERVOUS HORIZON (UK)
NH 012EP
PRICE: $16.50
CAT #: NH 012EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
EHUA Aquamarine EP 12"
Nervous Horizon are back with the second in a series of quick-fire EP releases, this time in the form of Ehua's Aquamarine -- her first EP proper for the label after contributing a track ("Meteora") to 2019's NH Vol.3 compilation. Following hot on the heels of SIM's dancehall-inflected Terminate EP, Aquamarine details five new tracks inspired by both the color and motion of water. With tempos ranging from 95-140bpm, Ehua also uses custom made percussive samples and original vocals -- spoken thoughts in reversed Italian on "Black" -- to harness different motions and states, collecting thoughts on organisms, frequencies and vibrations that we might not be aware of or perceive. These ideas and concepts take shape via a rich and experimental, five-track workflow that moves between the dark, sludgy broken-beats of "Xantho" through to the unnerving, drone techno of "Diatom" -- a track written to mirror the darkest depths of the ocean.
NIGHT SCHOOL (UK)
LSSN 075CD
PRICE: $18.00
CAT #: LSSN 075CD
FILE UNDER: ROCK
NILSSON, MOLLY Europa CD
"When Molly Nilsson began recording her second album Europa in 2009, the world seemed to be at a turning point and she along with it. In the aftermath of a global financial crash, at the dawn of a new decade, the Stockholm-born, Berlin-based singer was busy molding her songwriting into an idiosyncratic, personal mythology that would take her to every continent, speaking directly to hearts in every corner of the globe. The first album on her own Dark Skies Association imprint, the first recorded in her home studio The Lighthouse, Europa broke new ground for Nilsson at the time. But also, it spoke earnestly to the world about an idealism, an openness and hope that has not dimmed in the eleven years since its release. Europa contains the songs of a young, idealistic songwriter coming to terms with her genius for cutting to the chase, saying it as it is and, most importantly, as it should be. Over ten years on the artist's vim and urge for...more."
LSSN 075LP
PRICE: $24.00
CAT #: LSSN 075LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
NILSSON, MOLLY Europa LP
LP version. "When Molly Nilsson began recording her second album Europa in 2009, the world seemed to be at a turning point and she along with it. In the aftermath of a global financial crash, at the dawn of a new decade, the Stockholm-born, Berlin-based singer was busy molding her songwriting into an idiosyncratic, personal mythology that would take her to every continent, speaking directly to hearts in every corner of the globe. The first album on her own Dark Skies Association imprint, the first recorded in her home studio The Lighthouse, Europa broke new ground for Nilsson at the time. But also, it spoke earnestly to the world about an idealism, an openness and hope that has not dimmed in the eleven years since its release. Europa contains the songs of a young, idealistic songwriter coming to terms with her genius for cutting to the chase, saying it as it is and, most importantly, as it should be. Over ten years on the artist's vim and urge for...more."
ON THE CORNER RECORDS (UK)
OTCR 013LP
PRICE: $22.00
CAT #: OTCR 013LP
FILE UNDER: WORLD
GUEDRA GUEDRA Vexillology LP
Moroccan producer Guedra Guedra presents debut album Vexillology, an elevation of tribal consciousness and futurism from underground musical universes. The album offers listeners an immersive experience made from hypnotic and rhythmic arrangements, rooted in ancient culture. Referring as much to Sub-Saharan as to North African cultures, Guedra Guedra presents a synthesis of his pan-African appreciation and a full immersion into the traditional rhythms of these lands, especially within the Berber culture which is found in countries such as his home of Morocco, and across Tunisia, Algeria, Libya, Northern Mali, Northern Niger, and beyond. The body of work is a complete celebration of cultural roots and future bass, bubbling in hotbeds of the global underground. Guedra Guedra is synonymously known for his ability to explore tribal rhythms and instruments of the past, as well as dancefloor innovations from contemporary underground scenes. For Vexillology, and in true Guedra Guedra style, a myriad of immersive recording techniques were applied. The album is built upon a multitude of field recordings capturing live and "in the moment" cultural happenings, encountered in everyday life, at tribal festivities and also on his travels. By also using video in his field recordings, Guedra Guedra enables himself to encapsulate the heat and entirety of the moment, applying this "moment" and evolving it into his productions.
OONA RECORDINGS (UK)
OONA 006LP
PRICE: $28.50
CAT #: OONA 006LP
FILE UNDER: JAZZ
KIRI RA! Kiri RA! LP
The debut album from Kiri Ra! is an intuitive journey through landscapes of spectral otherness with colors of post classical minimalism, ambient folk, and spiritual jazz. Starting as cross Baltic improvisation group in 2014, Kiri Ra! found form in the winter of 2016 when Finnish experimental artist Lau Nau, Finnish jazz saxophonist Linda Fredriksson, and Swedish pianist Matti Bye were commissioned by The Swedish Film Institute to create music for experimental amateur documentary films from its archive. Their debut album is made up entirely of improvised live studio recordings that stemmed from this film-scoring effort. With meticulous attention to detail and a sense of wonder, the players are collective witnesses to what can unfold between three musicians in a room. As illustrated on the tracks "Happlo'os" and "))Glänta//", softly played piano ostinatos, field recordings, and bowed percussion set a visceral foundation for the saxophone to carve melodic tones of tingling melancholia. This warmth and sense of intimacy prevails throughout the album, as illustrated on the serene track "Linnesöndagen Gynnas Icke", whilst "Kites Över Gärdet" is an almost supernatural unfolding of timelessness.
OPTIC NERVE (UK)
ON 305EP
PRICE: $12.50
CAT #: ON 305EP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN Take The Skinheads Bowling 7"
Two-track 7". Part of the Optic Sevens 3.0 Reissue Series. "Take the Skinheads Bowling" is the signature song of Camper Van Beethoven. Taken from their 1985 album Telephone Free Landslide Victory. Their classic debut single became an indie top 10 hit and featured in John Peel's festive 50. Upon release, it picked up substantial airplay and is still played frequently on radio shows across the globe. Later covered by Teenage Fanclub and Manic Street Preachers and featured in the Michael Moore film Bowling For Columbine Red vinyl; includes postcard and poster.
OUT-SIDER (SPAIN)
OSR 081LP
PRICE: $25.50
CAT #: OSR 081LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
LESLIE'S MOTEL Dirty Sheets LP
Killer unreleased US album from 1972. Originally from Louisville, KY, Leslie's Motel line-up included several members from The Oxfords as well as Blues Project drummer, Roy Blumenfeld. They played explosive, bluesy hard-rock with powerful vocals and stunning guitar/organ, in the same vein as early Allman Brothers or Ten Years After. Remastered sound from the original master tapes. Includes insert with liner notes and rare pictures. Hard cardboard sleeve; obi.
OSR 082LP
PRICE: $25.50
CAT #: OSR 082LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
CHRISTOPHER Christopher LP
Out-Sider present a reissue of Christopher's self-titled album, originally released in 1970. The only fully-authorized vinyl reissue of Christopher in the current market. Christopher were an underground acid rock trio featuring future Josefus drummer, Doug Tull. They evolved from United Gas, a psychedelic band from Houston who rubbed shoulders with legends like The 13th Floor Elevators and Moving Sidewalks. After relocating to Los Angeles -- where they changed his name to Christopher -- they played at numerous biker parties and recorded their sole album in 1970 for the Metromedia label. It's an amazing example of West Coast psychedelia/acid-rock featuring strong fuzz-wah guitar, great compositions and superb musicianship. It was housed in a terrific cover depicting the band at the same hippie crash-pad where some scenes from the The Trip movie was filmed. One of the holy grails of American psychedelic-rock and the rarest album originally released by the collectable Metromedia label. Remastered sound. Original artwork. Includes insert with liner notes. "One of the better LPs in the crowded sub-genre of proto-heavy west coast hippie rock, with mid-period Airplane and Cream the obvious influences. The lyrics are memorable strange" --Patrick Lundborg (Acid Archives). "A great 'lost' album from the USA underground, one that grows and grows with repeated listens. Lots of vibrato guitar riffs and creepy vocals a la Frumious Bandersnatch or Framework" --Clark Faville. Hard cardboard sleeve; obi.
OXMOSE (FRANCE)
OXE 004LP
PRICE: $27.50
CAT #: OXE 004LP
FILE UNDER: EXPERIMENTAL
MUSCI, ROBERTO Melanesia LP
A journey back in time, maybe thousands of years ago, somewhere in the isolated islands of Melanesia. Here, just like a sound alchemist, Roberto Musci transforms organic nature elements into a unique sound performance of self-estrangement. In the artists' laboratory, you will discover a melting pot of ancestral ceremonial sounds collided with contemporary chamber music and experimental-electronic methods based on music research. Among these, ethnical music of the populations of Kanaki, Itamul, Kaluli, Niugini, Abelam, Huli, Enga unconventionally search for an intrinsic connection between humankind and music, part of life since the dawn of times. Several studies have highlighted in the DNA of the people of Melanesia genetic traits that trace their origins back to the man of Neanderthal and Denisova (about 70,000 years ago). Their isolation has preserved primitive culture and, perhaps, music. Roberto Musci composed Melanesia based on the Plunderphonics technique mixing traditional ethnic music with contemporary chamber music and concrete music. Cover artwork created by Giuseppe Lo Schiavo. Mastered by Kassian Troyer at Dubplates & Mastering. 180 gram vinyl.Roberto Musci is an Italian music composer, performer, saxophonist and guitar player, born in 1956 in Milan, Italy. From 1974 to 1985 he traveled around the world to research African, Indian, Near East, and Far East music. During his travels, he recorded on-field music, studied and collected ethnic music instruments from across many countries and cultures. His LP Water Messages On Desert Sand composed and performed with Giovanni Venosta was Grammy-nominated in the UK in 1987. Roberto Musci released LPs and CDs with many European labels, including Raw Material, Island Records, Music from Memory, and Recommended Records. He collaborated with musicians and researchers from all over the world, composed and performed music for films, live soundtracks for silent movies, audio-video installations, poems, dance, and theatre. The artist puts together live recordings of tribal ethnic music of indigenous people from the Pacific islands of Melanesia, performed with the body and with archaic instruments. Along with these, contemporary chamber music collides with the sea, wind, rain, thunderstorms of the Melanesian islands, modified according to the techniques of concrete music, in homage to Pierre Schaeffer and Pierre Henry, two of the artists who shaped his way of experiencing sound.
PENNIMAN RECORDS (SPAIN)
PENN 009CD
PRICE: $19.50
CAT #: PENN 009CD
FILE UNDER: ROCK
NERVOUS EATERS Eaterville #2: The Live Files, Action Packed Galore, Rat-ities & Roaring Reel to Reel Broadcasts 76-79 CD
The sequel to Nervous Eaters' Eaterville Vol. 1 (PENN 001CD/PENN 002LP), Penniman Records huge seller from 2004/2019. With the usual delay, comes the long-awaited second volume dedicated to rescuing unreleased recordings by this classic, killer band from Boston. After the demos and singles on Rat, included in the fantastic Vol. 1, get ready for the fabulous sequel which includes mostly live material never before released. Eaterville Vol. 2 is not a compilation of lo-fi recordings, rehearsals, etc., but a collection of material taken from radio broadcasts or recorded directly from the soundboard of the clubs where they used to appear almost weekly between 1976 and 1979. Here you will find more potential hits that never materialized ("Someone Else In Your Arms", "Necessities") along with alternate versions of their classics ("Hot Steel And Acid", "Red On White") and completely over the top live versions of their most explosive material ("Just Head", "Degenerate"). All with remastered sound, Paul McGuire liner notes, previously unreleased photos, and vintage press-clippings. Nervous Eaters have just released the new CD Record 10 and the band are working on another album, to be released by early 2021.
PENN 009LP
PRICE: $23.00
CAT #: PENN 009LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
NERVOUS EATERS Eaterville #2: The Live Files, Action Packed Galore, Rat-ities & Roaring Reel to Reel Broadcasts 76-79 LP
LP version. The sequel to Nervous Eaters' Eaterville Vol. 1 (PENN 001CD/PENN 002LP), Penniman Records huge seller from 2004/2019. With the usual delay, comes the long-awaited second volume dedicated to rescuing unreleased recordings by this classic, killer band from Boston. After the demos and singles on Rat, included in the fantastic Vol. 1, get ready for the fabulous sequel which includes mostly live material never before released. Eaterville Vol. 2 is not a compilation of lo-fi recordings, rehearsals, etc., but a collection of material taken from radio broadcasts or recorded directly from the soundboard of the clubs where they used to appear almost weekly between 1976 and 1979. Here you will find more potential hits that never materialized ("Someone Else In Your Arms", "Necessities") along with alternate versions of their classics ("Hot Steel And Acid", "Red On White") and completely over the top live versions of their most explosive material ("Just Head", "Degenerate"). All with remastered sound, Paul McGuire liner notes, previously unreleased photos, and vintage press-clippings. Nervous Eaters have just released the new CD Record 10 and the band are working on another album, to be released by early 2021.
PHOENIX RECORDS (UK)
ASH 3054YEL-LP
PRICE: $25.50
CAT #: ASH 3054YEL-LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
FLOWER TRAVELLIN' BAND Anywhere (Yellow Vinyl) LP+CD
A reissue of the first album from the legendary Japanese rockers, Flower Travellin' Band, fronted by Yuya Uchida. Although an album consisting mainly of cover versions, Anywhere, originally released in 1970, still exhibited many of the musical traits that were to come to the fore on the band's next release in 1971, the classic Satori (ASH 3002CD/LP), an album of original material delivered with panache by the increasingly confident Uchida. An album made memorable by its risqué cover as well as its ground-breaking approach to Western rock music. 180 gram yellow vinyl; includes CD and insert; hand-numbered sleeve.
PLEASURE FOR MUSIC (ITALY)
PFM 109LP
PRICE: $20.00
CAT #: PFM 109LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
DENNY, MARTIN A Taste Of India LP
Pleasure For Music present a reissue of Martin Denny's A Taste Of India, originally released in 1968. This is the one and only Martin Denny diving into the highly exotic sounds of India. Originally released on Liberty Records, A Taste Of India stands as one of the best later Denny's work. Here the king of exotica injects his gorgeous instrumental arrangements with tons of sitars and tanpuras as the main ingredients of another stylized sound trip. The album highlights include a memorable version of The Strawberry Alarm Clock's "Incense and Peppermints" and Denny's own masterpiece, "Hypnotique".
PFM 110LP
PRICE: $20.00
CAT #: PFM 110LP
FILE UNDER: JAZZ
RAE, TERRI It's Raining LP
Pleasure For Music present a reissue of Terri Rae's It's Raining, originally released in 1968. Here's another unearthed gem from the late sixties American jazzy pop scene. Terri Rae was a quiet and yet creative girl from Ohio, and this is her first and definitive classic album. Backed by a fine orchestra arranged and directed by pianist Sammy Beskin, Rae's fresh voice interprets a superb selection of little known but excellent songs. The perfect record to bring the sunshine on a rainy day.
PFM 111LP
PRICE: $20.00
CAT #: PFM 111LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
JONES, LINDA Let It Be Me LP
Pleasure For Music present reissue of Linda Jones's Let It Be Me, originally released in 1972. Born and rooted in the Newark Gospel scene, Linda Jones was a true and splendid soul sister active between 1963 and 1972 when she suddenly died too young of diabetes complications. Her strong gospel-influenced vocal style shines through the magnificent songs contained in Let It Be Me, her classic album originally released on Turbo Records in 1972. A powerful work full of love and deep soul vibrations.
PFM 112LP
PRICE: $20.00
CAT #: PFM 112LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
HYMAN, DICK The Age of Electronicus LP
Pleasure For Music present a reissue of Dick Hyman's The Age of Electronicus, originally released in 1969. In his long career, Dick Hyman has covered a great variety of music fields, from Broadway through music for film and television to jazz, classical, pop, and electronic music. The Age of Electronicus is one of his electronic pop jewels. A breathtaking sequence of reworked hits of the day including outstanding electro-versions of Lennon/McCartney's classics such as "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" and "Blackbird" and Bacharach's "Alfie". A whole feast of analog Moog sounds, primitive drums machines, repetitive bass lines, and lots of robotic beats. All packaged in a memorable, colorful album cover.
RADIATION RECORDS (ITALY)
RRS 130LP
PRICE: $20.00
CAT #: RRS 130LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
SHATTERED FAITH I Love America: 1979-1981 Recordings LP
During the late 1970s, hardcore punk hit the surfer town of Huntington Beach, southeast of Los Angeles, like a gnarly wave. Shattered Faith are among the most revered of the groups to surface from her shores, co-founder Kerry Martinez and early member Goblin both from the Latino community. This indispensable collection gathers all six tracks from their renowned Poshboy session of 1981 that yielded the classic protest single I Love America/Ronald Reagan, as well as the entire slew of 1979 demos, appearing on vinyl for the very first time. This is So-Cal hardcore at its irresistible best. All tracks remastered by California punk rock mastermind, GEZA X. Comes with folded poster with exclusive Shattered Faith 1982 photos by punk photographer Alison Braun.
RRS 131LP
PRICE: $29.00
CAT #: RRS 131LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
ADICTS, THE Sound of Music LP
Originally released in November 1982, Sound of Music was the second album from "Clockwork punks" The Adicts. Preceded by the release of the three-track Chinese Takeaway EP, which also featured "Too Young" and "You'll Never Walk Alone" -- both included here as bonus tracks along with their subsequent hits "Bad Boy" and "Tokyo" and an unreleased version of Ramones' classic "I Wanna Be Sedated" -- the album was widely praised in the music press of the day with Sounds saying "thank Christ for The Adicts. In this often grey and depressing world they entertain us, uplift us and unify us." Thirteen slices of punk/Oi! fun that made history. Also includes five bonus tracks. Turquoise vinyl; edition of 150.
RADIATION ROOTS (ITALY)
RR 348LP
PRICE: $22.00
CAT #: RR 348LP
FILE UNDER: WORLD
SLY & ROBBIE Master Of Ceremony Dub LP
Radiation Roots present a reissue of Sly & Robbie's Master Of Ceremony Dub. Master rhythm duo Sly and Robbie first met on the Jamaican club scene of the early 1970s, when both were playing clubs on Kingston's Red Hills Road. They began working together at Channel One studio when Sly was drummer and arranger of The Revolutionaries and Robbie the bassist mainstay of Bunny Lee's Aggrovators and soon became the most in-demand drum and bass team on the island. This obscure dub album, originally released on the Imperial label in Canada, was produced by Lee in the late 1970s, and has the Rhythm Twins trying their hands at updating classic rhythms such as "The Liquidator," "Death In The Arena," "It's Raining," "Love Me Forever" and "My Conversation," as well as killer cuts of Johnnie Clarke's "Roots Natty Congo," Gregory Isaacs' "Storm" and an odd "Legalize It" rendition, plus some wacky between-song interjections. A must for all dub devotees.
RR 350LP
PRICE: $22.00
CAT #: RR 350LP
FILE UNDER: WORLD
PAVEMENT Pavement LP
Radiation Roots present a reissue of Pavement's self-titled album, originally released in 1969. Pavement's sole long-player is the stuff of legend, a record so rare that in-the-know vinyl connoisseurs have questioned its very existence. As one of the many vinyl anomalies of the day, Pavement's obscure story is very much about a particular place and time, in this case, the fringes of the multi-cultural London music scene that existed at the tail end of the swinging sixties. According to the liner notes of the original LP, Pavement was formed in 1968 after "Dexter Pat and John had left their original group," and "Tony and George left theirs to unite with them." Then, "an express letter to Beirut brought Mick, who was playing there at the time." We are told that these musicians were "digging the solid soul sounds" and "the exciting rhythms of the Caribbean, ska and reggae," and after two months of steady rehearsals, the band "launched themselves into the rat race of popular music" in November 1968. They supposedly had so much success as a warm-up act after playing up and down the country in support of various unnamed groups that they were "soon being booked as top of the bill," hence the need for this. Pavement's self-titled debut album was the first LP released by Crystal, the subsidiary of President Records that was established in 1968 by Jack Price, a songwriter and harmonica player that had just replaced Siggy Jackson as label manager at Melodisc Records. Price had his finger in a number of different pies: in addition to promoting Melodisc's ska and reggae catalogue, he was soon to produce the ground-breaking various artists album Rock Steady Hits Of 69 for Fontana with London-based reggae performers, which helped bring Caribbean rhythms into non-specialist music shops for the very first time, and enjoyed the publishing on The Cats' massive "Swan Lake" 45, a hugely successful pop-reggae adaptation. Jack also ran a recording studio of his own, reputedly the first London facility with eight-track recording equipment. The original liner notes suggested that we should "rest assured that there will be more singles and albums to come from this refreshing group" and that "this news will please a lot of people." Of course, things didn't quite work out that way. This reissue reminds that reggae, soul and other foreign forms were spicing up the London music scene as the 1960s drew to a close.
RR 351LP
PRICE: $22.00
CAT #: RR 351LP
FILE UNDER: WORLD
EASTWOOD, CLINT African Youth LP
Radiation Roots present a reissue of Clint Eastwood's African Youth, originally released in 1978. Clint Eastwood followed his older brother Trinity onto the sound systems of western Kingston, becoming another microphone fiend to impact during the mid-1970s. After recording singles for Ossie Hibbert, Manzie Swaby, and Joe Gibbs, Eastwood teamed up with Bunny Lee for a series of sublime LPs, African Youth a super 1978 set voiced at King Tubby's and mixed by Prince Jammy over some of Lee's tough Aggrovators rhythms. Highlights include tough deejay takes of Johnny Clarke's "African Roots" and Cornel Campbell's "Stars," as well as a cut of Black Uhuru's "Eden Out There," from Jammy's archive. This is a crucial roots classic with all killer, no filler status.
RADIO MARTIKO (BELGIUM)
RMLP 007LP
PRICE: $36.00
CAT #: RMLP 007LP
FILE UNDER: WORLD
VA Ena Tefariki: Oriental Shake, Farfisa Madness & Rocking Bouzoukis from the Greek Laika Movement (1961-1973) 2LP
Monster grooves, driven by a perfect symbiosis of fiery oriental rhythms and the deep, relaxed heartbeat of the bass line, with virtuosic, intoxicating solos on bouzoukis, Farfisa organs, clarinets and violins. This is the sound of laika, Greek-oriental pop music from the '60s and early '70s that sets every dancefloor on fire. These 20 carefully selected songs serve as an introduction to this mind-blowing music for the non-aficionado, as it is the first album of its kind to be released outside of Greece or the Greek migrant communities. The extended and illustrated liner notes take you back to the heyday of Greek pop music and put this cultural movement into an historical perspective. Features Vassilis Vassiliadis, Stelios Kazantzidis, Litsa Diamandi, Stratos Dionisiou, Dimitris Xanthakis, Michalis Menidiatis, Panagiotis Michalopoulos, Podromos Tsaousakis, Katy Grey, Vangelis Perpiniadis, Ria Norma, Manos Papadakis, Babis Tsetinis, Charoula Lambraki, Vassilis Tsitsanis, Panos Gavalas, Sofia Kollitiri, Theodoros Sinaidis, and Giota Lydia. Includes a 16-page booklet with illustrated liner notes. Gatefold sleeve.
RMLP 008LP
PRICE: $23.50
CAT #: RMLP 008LP
FILE UNDER: WORLD
CHALKIAS, TASSOS Divine Reeds: Obscure Recordings From Special Music Recording Company (Athens 1966-1967) LP
Epirótika! Greek psych folk as a soul medicine. A shepherd's fever dream or spiritual jazz from an ancient world... The moment you fall in love with Epirote music, a new musical universe will open up to you. This ancient psychedelic folk with jazzy improvisations from the North West of Greece is unique and will touch your soul so deeply that epirotika aficionados always remember the place and the moment when they got to know this hypnotic and mesmerizing music. In a similar way to the music of Alice Coltrane or Mulatu Astatke, it can take you out of the here and now -- the pure beauty of the magical epirotika sound can make your mind drift off to otherworldly places. The hard to find recordings of Tassos Chalkias presented on this album are seen as some of the most outstanding expressions of this distinctive musical genre. Includes a 12-page booklet with the illustrated biography of Tassos Chalkias.
RECOMMENDED (UK)
DUP 022CD
PRICE: $12.50
CAT #: DUP 022CD
FILE UNDER: ROCK
CAMBERWELL NOW All's Well CD
2021 restock. The complete works of this post-This Heat band featuring Charles Hayward, recorded 1982-1986. Featuring these original releases: Meridian, The Ghost Trade & Greenfingers LP/EPs. "This definitive edition collects the entire released output of Camberwell Now (two EPs and an LP), newly re-mastered by the band and repackaged with full notes, lyrics, additional photographs and artwork. Chronologically, Camberwell Now immediately succeeded This Heat, Charles Hayward continuing to work with This Heat's last bassist Trefor Goronwy, and the two of them joining forces with Stephen Rickard who, for the new band, designed his unique 'cassette switchboard,' a kind of proto-sampler -- though that's not the half of it (Steve's article fully explaining the device is reprinted in the new, expanded booklet that comes with the CD). Musically, Camberwell both followed and departed from the style of This Heat. Formally and gesturally there are common elements, but there is far greater transparency and the sound palette is quite different: the music is more placed than grown, as the slow accumulation and evolution of material in This Heat gives way to a more immediate and orderly development of the material in Camberwell Now. The songs -- nostalgic, scary, and quietly desperate -- peer into the future to find harbour but confront only fragments of ruin. Debris and disturbance eat away at the root and corrode each shiny surface (mostly the musical work of the cassette switchboard). The juxtaposition of powerful, virtuosic playing and the eerie, often unidentifiable keenings, chords and constant motion of the cassettes is one of the things that make Camberwell Now so expressive of its time -- when the whole social and political fabric of a no-longer-great Britain was unravelling. Camberwell Now worked and recorded in Cold Storage, and toured intermittently through Europe between 1983 and 1986, when they disbanded."
RHYTHM AND BLUES (UK)
RANDB 057LP
PRICE: $23.50
CAT #: RANDB 057LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
VA Mighty Instrumentals Soul & R&B-Style 1965 LP
Limited restock, last copies. RSD 2020 release. From Junior Parker to Sly Stone, from Lonnie Brooks to Ike Turner, this compilation delivers soul meets R&B 1965-style. There's club sounds, a bit of funk, soul cha-cha, groovy guitar workouts, Wurlitzer magic, freak-out party sounds, twisted blues grooves, late night smoochers. Plenty of organ, plenty of soul -- no twangy guitar, no honkin', no screamin'. Just instrumentals, soul and R&B-Style. Also features Beverly Pitts, The Packers, Lorenzo Holden, Perry & The Harmonics, Ike Turner Kings Of Rhythm, Cobra Kings, Leon & The Burners, Dino & The Dell-Tones, Johnny Talbot, Hubert Sumlin, The Blendells, The Corky Wilkie Band, The Dukeys, and The In Crowd. Edition of 500.
RIDINGEASY RECORDS
EZRDR 130CD
PRICE: $15.00
CAT #: EZRDR 130CD
FILE UNDER: ROCK
WARISH Next To Pay CD
"With a name like Warish, the San Diego noisy punk-metal trio assured listeners they were in for a maniacal bludgeoning from the get-go. But the band has never been as dark and bitingly vicious as the wholly ominous Next To Pay. The band's mix of early AmRep skronk, dark horror rock and budget doom antipathy is taken to a whole new level on this thirteen song invective. 'Next To Pay is about a sense of imminent doom, everyone is going to die,' vocalist/guitarist Riley Hawk says. 'It's not the happiest record, I guess.' To say the least. On the title track opener, Hawk screams through shredded vocal chords with the tuneful rage of Kill 'Em All-era James Hetfield and the seething desperation of Kurt Cobain. 'This album is more of an evolution, it's a little more punk-heavy,' Hawk says of the group quickly founded in 2018. 'We figured out what our sound was.' And with that evolution comes a change in the lineup. Original drummer Nick (Broose) McDonnell plays on about half of the songs, while new drummer Justin de la Vega brings an even tighter urgency to the remaining, more recent tracks. Bassist Alex Bassaj joined after the debut album was recorded and here showcases muscular and melodic low end previously missing. Riley Hawk is also the pro-skater son of Tony Hawk. Inspired by early-Nirvana, The Misfits, The Spits and Master Of Reality-era Black Sabbath, Next To Pay keeps things heavy and pummeling at all times. The guitars are heavy and powerful, though decidedly not straightforward cookie cutter punk; more like Greg Ginn's and Buzz Osbourne's wiry contortions, and occasionally drenched in chorus effects. The rhythms bash right through it all with aggressive force ensuring that nothing gets overly complicated. Warish's cover of '80s Dischord Records punks Gray Matter turns the emotive flail of 'Burn No Bridges' into a Motörhead-style basher."
ROX VOX (UK)
RV 2171CD
PRICE: $17.00
CAT #: RV 2171CD
FILE UNDER: ROCK
BAKER/GRAHAM BOND, GINGER Live Bremen 1970 CD
Ginger Baker and Graham Bond, live from Bremn, Germany on October 24th, 1970. Back together for the first time since their powerhouse days in the Graham Bond Organisation with Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker, and Graham Bond join forces again in Ginger Baker's Air Force. Having unknowingly and single-handedly invented jazz-rock fusion, Bond was not only revered by all, but was a widely admired and respected figure, but one that was also deeply troubled. Coupled with Baker's explosive talent and transatlantic fame, this was going to be an incredible meeting of minds. However, when Baker's co-operative project came to an abrupt end in 1971, it would also signal the tragic and untimely death of Bond, aged just 36. This powerhouse performance from 1970 is a true gem of British jazz-rock fusion, performed in its infancy and by its original authors whose combined talent marks a milestone in British blues, jazz, R&B and rock. Rox Vox present for the first time ever, Ginger Baker's Air Force, live from Bremen, Germany, 24th October 1970, broadcast on EDF-TV. Remastered with expansive liners and rare archival images. 16-page booklet.
SEVERIN FILMS
SEV 4924UH
PRICE: $56.00
CAT #: SEV 4924UH
FILE UNDER: Misc
JODOROWSKY, ALEJANDRO Santa Sangre (4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + CD) UHD/2xBLU-RAY/CD
"It has been hailed as 'extraordinary' (The Guardian), 'visionary and haunting' (Rolling Stone) and 'a grand work of art, full of symbols and imagery that reach beyond language to something primal and original' (AV Club). Now forget everything you have ever seen as the modern masterpiece from director Alejandro Jodorowsky returns like never before, with 8+ hours of archival & all-new special features produced exclusively for this collection. Severin Films is proud to present this 4-Disc Deluxe Edition of Jodorowsky's epic odyssey through ecstasy and anguish, belief and blasphemy, beauty and madness -- and the surreal genius behind it all -- now featuring a 4K scan from the original negative supervised by the director himself."
SEV 4925BR
PRICE: $37.00
CAT #: SEV 4925BR
FILE UNDER: Misc
JODOROWSKY, ALEJANDRO Santa Sangre 2xBLU-RAY
"It has been hailed as 'extraordinary' (The Guardian), 'visionary and haunting' (Rolling Stone) and 'a grand work of art, full of symbols and imagery that reach beyond language to something primal and original' (AV Club). Now forget everything you have ever seen as the modern masterpiece from director Alejandro Jodorowsky returns like never before, with 8+ hours of archival & all-new special features produced exclusively for this collection. Severin Films is proud to present this 2-Disc Special Edition of Jodorowsky's epic odyssey through ecstasy and anguish, belief and blasphemy, beauty and madness -- and the surreal genius behind it all -- now featuring a 4K scan from the original negative supervised by the director himself. 2-disc special edition with over 8 hours of bonus features." Bonus material includes: FORGET EVERYTHING YOU HAVE EVER SEEN: The World of Santa Sangre -- Feature length documentary with Co-Writer / Director Alejandro Jodorowsky, Actors Axel Jodorowsky, Blanca Guerra, Thelma Tixou, Sabrina Dennison, Adan Jodorowsky, Elenka Tapia, Teo Tapia, "Like A Phoenix" - Interview with Producer Claudio Argento "Holy Blood" - Interview with Cinematographer Danielle Nannuzzi "Mexican Magic" - Interview with Executive Producer Angelo Iacono "The Language of Editing" - Interview with Editor Mauro Bonanni "Innocence in Horror" - Interview with Screenwriter Roberto Leoni Santa Sangre 30th Anniversary Celebration at Morbido Festival, Mexico City Audio Commentary with Alejandro Jodorowsky and Journalist Alan Jones "Goyo Cárdenas Spree Killer" - Documentary on the Real Life Inspiration for SANTA SANGRE Jodorowsky 2003 Interview Jodorowsky on Stage Q & A Deleted Scenes with Director Commentary ECHECK - Adan Jodorowsky Short Film Simon Boswell Interviews Jodorowsky 'Close Your Eyes' Simon Boswell Music Video BLINK JODOROWSKY ? Short by Simon Boswell
SHARP ROCK RECORDS (ITALY)
OZ 001LP
PRICE: $20.00
CAT #: OZ 001LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
VA Sharpies: 14 Aggro Aussie Anthems from 1972 to 1979 LP
Sharpies were the terror teen cast of a Richard Allen novel that never was. Although largely synonymous with the early-to-mid 1970s, reports of their violent clashes with rival gangs of Mods are documented as early as 1966. Bored, working-class, suburban kids, their teenage rampage began in Melbourne, Australia, but soon there were Sharpie gangs forming in Sydney, Perth and beyond. For a while they were the untouchables, ruling dances, discos and public transport with their fists. Sharpies were fiercely territorial and divided into different chapters according to location. They would often wage aggressive wars within their tightly delineated sub-gangs, although Mods always remained their arch-enemy. Sharpies were the scourge of the railways. Although they would seldom attack members of the general public, if you gave them a second look you'd be lucky to escape with your wallet intact. Violence was their world, but always with a strict moral code. Sharpie boys and girls wore similar uniforms: a slim-fitting, ribbed and collared cardigan called a Conny, T-shirts, tight jeans (Lee or Levis) and big platform shoes. Girls' shoes had 100% cork heels. Boys' shoes were often two-colored. Hair was worn short or shaved with long wisps at the back, influenced by the British ska, mod and skinhead subcultures. Sharpie girls had their hair slightly longer and often with colored streaks -- Bowie-red was their color of choice. Boys often bleached their hair. Tattoos were popular, although many were homemade and poorly executed. Their diet was anthemic glam-rock (Slade, Sweet, T.Rex, Bowie, Gary Glitter) kung-fu movies, and A Clockwork Orange. The music of local heroes like Lobby Loyde and The Coloured Balls, AC/DC, Skyhooks, and Hush provided their daily soundtrack. They even had their own tribal dance, a rhythmic sway with knees bent and fists clenched and pumping upwards across their chests. As the 1970s drew to a close, and new styles like punk and disco began to emerge, Sharpies started to fade. By 1979 they were all-but gone. Features Marcus Hook Roll Band, Coloured Balls, Stevie Wright, Fat Daddy, Rabbit, Jackie Christian & Target, Skyhooks, Johnny Dick, Ted Mulry, John Paul Young, Hush, La Femme, Supernaut, and Taste.
SOAVE (ITALY)
SOAVE 027LP
PRICE: $34.50
CAT #: SOAVE 027LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
GIOMBINI & ENZO BARBARINO, MARCELLO Transvitaexpress LP
Soave present a reissue of Marcello Giombini and Enzo Barbarino's Transvitaexpress originally released in 1974. A psychophonic tale of the afterlife. One of the weirdest Italian albums ever released, Transvitaexpress is the sonorous realization of an idea that had been developing in me for some time and to which the encounter with the poet Barbarino gave the decisive push. Giombini's obscure trippy psychophonic masterpiece that rides in electronic and musique concrete using two ARP 2600 synthesizers, organ and electric piano. Obi strip."I used the 'tape-sound' technique, that is the organization and integration of sounds, noises, speech, song and rhythm, of which the resulting sound, being the result of electronic manipulation of the sound events themselves, is audible, therefore repeatable, only by means of magnetic tape. The sound material is, in part, reportage, so the work often takes on the character of a 'disc-truth', in part it is a faithful reconstruction of parapsychological events. We have defined this work 'Psycho-phonic tale' in fact it is a sound experience, that is, a journey into the world of sounds of an 'afterlife', rooted in us due to childhood, ancestral reminiscences, superstitions, legends, anxieties, utopias and above all fear. Fear of the mystery, fear of the unknown. Transvitaexpress is therefore the sound representation of these cultural and existential limits, and is therefore a critical, liberating, provocative work. I certainly do not expect, and perhaps I do not want someone after having listened to tell me that it is 'beautiful'. Transvitaexpress is the name of a train full of ... that travels in an afterlife so 'beyond' that it coincides with the most central point of my ego. Perhaps the most logical 'end-continuation' of life, the least imaginative, the least corrupt. The distortions, things that are too, or too little, defined, realistic situations, clichés, monotheisms and captions are embedded in the most traditional dream fabric, the most suitable in my opinion to promote approaches with the mysterious, with the esoteric, with the magical." --M. Giombini
SOWING RECORDS (ITALY)
SOW 003LP
PRICE: $23.00
CAT #: SOW 003LP
FILE UNDER: JAZZ
MORGAN, LEE City Lights LP
Sowing Records present a reissue of Lee Morgan's City Lights, originally released on Blue Note in 1957. City Lights is the result of a fine session recorded at the legendary Rudi Van Gelder studio by an all-star sextet featuring the 19 years old trumpet genius Lee Morgan plus an impressive coalition of jazz stylists such as Curtis Fuller on trombone, George Coleman on tenor sax, Ray Bryant on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. All great players caught here in top form while dealing with an excellent repertoire including compositions of jazz greats such as Benny Golson and Gigi Gryce among others. Limited clear vinyl edition; edition of 300.
SOW 004LP
PRICE: $23.00
CAT #: SOW 004LP
FILE UNDER: JAZZ
GORDON, DEXTER Dexter Calling LP
Sowing Records present reissue of Dexter Gordon's Dexter Calling, originally released in 1961. Dexter Gordon, one of the true sax giants in the history of jazz. Recorded in 1961 and released the following year, Dexter Calling is his second recording for Blue Note. A solid swinging session with Gordon at the head of a great quartet featuring pianist Kenny Drew and the great bass and drums team of Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones. This is a very well-balanced selection of hard-driving numbers, gospel-tinged blues, and deep ballads. Limited clear vinyl edition; edition of 300.
SOW 007LP
PRICE: $23.00
CAT #: SOW 007LP
FILE UNDER: JAZZ
LACY WITH DON CHERRY, STEVE Evidence LP
Sowing Records present a reissue of Evidence from Steve Lacy With Don Cherry, originally released in 1961 on Prestige label. This album stands as one of Steve Lacy's earliest Monk's music explorations. A reflective journey through the visionary world of the high priest of bop featuring the great Don Cherry on trumpet, the solid Carl Brown on bass and the marvelous Billy Higgins on drums. A historical studio session based on a Monk/Ellington split track list including four Monk's compositions and two lesser-known Ellington pieces. After sixty years, it's still pure joy, listening to the soprano sax master matching with Cherry's harmolodic pocket trumpet. Clear vinyl; edition of 300.
SOW 008LP
PRICE: $23.00
CAT #: SOW 008LP
FILE UNDER: WORLD
GILBERTO, JOAO O Amor, O Sorriso E A Flor LP
Sowing Records present a reissue of Joao Gilberto's O Amor, O Sorriso E A Flor, originally released in Brazil in 1960. This is Joao Gilberto's second studio effort. A seminal album that just one year later introduced bossa nova to the United States. Joao Gilberto, one of the true masters of the genre, displays a great selection of songs including various Tom Jobim's classic gems such as "Samba de Uma Nota Só" ("One Note Samba"), "Corcovado", and "Outra Vez". An essential piece of work in the whole history of Brazilian music. Clear vinyl; edition of 300.
SPINSTER
SIS 007CD
PRICE: $15.00
CAT #: SIS 007CD
FILE UNDER: ROCK
ROSALI No Medium CD
"While the collection of songs on Philadelphia / Michigan musician Rosali's electrifying third album, No Medium, explores the often dark territory of loss, death, sexuality, self-sabotage, and addiction, there is a surprising lightness to its sonic being. Backed by members of the David Nance Group, Rosali (Long Hots, Wandering Shade, Monocot) wades through the emotional mire with infectious, earworm melodies led by her luminous voice. With their rich, raw instrumentation, these rock ballads sound like the resilience discovered in facing one's darkest moments, the assurance of the calm and clarity that comes after the storm. As she sings on the second track, 'Bones,' 'Through the darkness of the field / I walk through without yielding / To the rest of the feelings / I'm carrying.' With her confident song craft, Rosali illustrates the ability to push through, moving toward something greater without being destroyed by the weight of trauma. The influences for the sound of No Medium reflect this pairing of assured vulnerability, in the stylistic coherence of Bob Dylan's Desire, the tender delivery in Iain Matthews' Journey From Gospel Oak, the strut and swagger of Bowie's Hunky Dory, the ambition and beauty of Gene Clark's No Other, and the playful catharsis of Harry Nilsson's Nilsson Schmilsson. Engineered by James Shroeder and featuring Shroeder (Simon Joyner, DNG, Connor Oberst), Kevin Donahue (Simon Joyner), David Nance, Noah Sterba, Colin Duckworth, and Daniel Knapp, the album was recorded in ten days and the raw immediacy of the music is palpable across these ten tracks. Added adornment was contributed by Philadelphia's Robbie Bennett (War on Drugs) on organ and keys, and Matt Barrick (The Walkmen, Jonathan Fire Eater, Muzz) makes a percussion cameo on 'Whisper,' which was tracked at Philly's Silent Partner Studio, where No Medium was mixed by Quentin Stoltzfus (Mazarin, Light Heat). The open creative collaboration elevated the songs, resulting in the exciting, vibrant sound of the album."
STAALPLAAT (GERMANY)
ARCHIVE 054LP
PRICE: $34.50
CAT #: ARCHIVE 054LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
MUSLIMGAUZE Narcotic 2LP
Narcotic is perhaps one example of an album in both camps of the Muslimgauze spectrum, it denotes the expertise acquired in oriental percussion by Bryn Jones after a crescent development and practice through action, part tribal, part ambient with shades of texturized noise, glitch details and field recordings, as result the listener is inside this intoxicant atmosphere of exotic madness, where the basic musical premise constituted by the consistent tribal beats from darbukas and tambourines contrasting radically with the eerie sounds from organic noise, distortions, and minimal jams. The opening track "Medina Flight" bangs on with a metallic sounding looped drum track that blares with distortion at some points while background voices chant out vocals nearly throughout. The track is flavored with other harsh sounds and even a few woodwind sounding instruments before subsequently breaking down and starting back in several times. "Believers Of The Blind Sheikh" is a ten-minute Middle-Eastern sounding dub track sprinkled with live drum sounds and more occasional vocal samples of unknown conversation. "Saddams Children" leans more toward traditional instruments, but one can hear the gurgle of electronics lightly in the background. The instrumentation of the album is amazing. Narcotic is a solid piece of work that covers quite a chunk of the electronic music spectrum, although a lot of the rhythms tend to fall on a little harder side. It manages to blend ethnic and electronic sounds into quite an interesting mix. The images of a surrealistic desert land inhabited by the bizarre and general strangeness abounds in between the strong rhythm usage and cinematic atmosphere unbound, subsequently the decisive progression from the album increases this sensation. The listener easily gets submerged into this opium like state, succinctly guided by the beats and echoes from oriental sounds that wander in and out of the speakers and far away and so close from the mind. Interesting and attractive the album keeps a middle ground status, half experimental and other half adapted for the tribal and linear structure common to Muslimgauze, the listener will find quite another of the many faces of this enigmatic artist. The D side contains two bonus tracks taken from the Iran CD. Recorded, engineered, mixed by: John Delf. Previously released as CD.
SP ZETA
PRICE: $18.00
CAT #: SP ZETA
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
386 DX Biggest Smash Hits LP
Old, but still functioning computers are simply scrapped, made redundant and without remorse left to corrosion and an existence without a task and no perspective. That this doesn't need to be so, and that even computers with limited storage capacity can still take on a function in society, is illustrated by Alexei Shulgin's outdated 386, now serving as a musician. Performing classic rock's biggest smash hits! The Clash! The Doors! The Sex Pistols! Hendrix! and more... gone digital, gone to 8-bit computerized chip-music with a singing computer, with all the charm available to a text-to-speech-program. Created by Russian artist Alexei Shulgin, 386 DX was "the world's first cyberpunk band." Known for its live performances on city streets and in nightclubs, the performer is a dingy, singing PC that runs Windows 3.1, equipped with a vintage sound card and loaded with MIDI files of drums, guitar, and synth and accompanying lyrics. The ironic comment delivered by Shulgin and his singing computer is well within the context of the performances by the 386 DX rock band, with which he "toured" Europe in 1998 and performed on nearly 60 occasions. This one-man-one-computer-show was based on a similar idea as his current installation: Shulgin presented himself as a performer carrying a keyboard, and by simply hitting a key elicited the text-to-speech singing, accompanied by very simple music and a few '70s-style visual effects. Alexei Shulgin simply is the "King of Cyberpop". Previously (partly) released on CD. Edition of 300.
STUDENTS OF DECAY
SOD 125LP
PRICE: $20.00
CAT #: SOD 125LP
FILE UNDER: EXPERIMENTAL
GUTHRIE, ANNE Gyropedie LP
Gyropedie, Anne Guthrie's third record for Students of Decay, takes us further into her hermetic practice, wherein expertly captured field recordings, French horn, and electronics are woven into potent and richly imagined electroacoustic environments. In Guthrie's own words, "Quite literally a record of pilgrimage from East to West. Remnants of Midwest and East Coast soundmarks, instruments sold to lighten the travel load, sketched out and then buried under the new. Winter birds and crunching snow, frozen playgrounds, broken synths -- I spent a year decoupaging over this, but of course it's still there. A second moon appears occasionally in the daytime, and there are frequent, murky transmissions. California has something alien about it I'm still trying to grasp. Primarily vintage, unabashed, corny, I find myself becoming an impressionist." Anne Guthrie is an acoustician, composer, and French horn player. She studied music composition and English at the University of Iowa and architectural acoustics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where she completed her Ph.D in 2014. Her music combines her knowledge of acoustics and contemporary composition/improvisation. Her electronic music has focused on exploiting the natural acoustic phenomena of unique architectural spaces through minimal processing of field recordings. Her composition has focused on the orchestration of non-musical sounds, speech in particular. Her French horn playing has focused on electronic processing and extended techniques used in improvisatory settings, as a soloist and with Fraufraulein and Delicate Sen, among others. Her acoustics research has focused on the use of ambisonics for stage acoustics. Includes download code; edition of 300.
STUDIO MULE (GERMANY)
STUDIOMUL 036LP
PRICE: $34.00
CAT #: STUDIOMUL 036LP
FILE UNDER: WORLD
HAYASHI, EITETSU Kaze No Shisha LP
Studio Mule present a reissue of Eitetsu Hayashi's Kaze No Shisha, originally released in 1983. Spiritual leaning rhythms come from none other than Eitetsu Hayashi, one of Japan's most renown taiko drummers, a percussive instrument that is deeply rooted in the mythology of Japanese folklore. Kaze No Shisha is a crucial album in his long-spanning career, that started in 1971 when Hayashi joined the famed Ondekoza Group. The so-called "demon drum group" established the taiko drumming to a global audience and intensively toured around the globe between 1975 and 1981. Shortly after, Hayashi and some like-minded spirits formed Kodo, a new drum troupe with Hayashi as the lead drummer. After their first live performances he left the ensemble again in order to launch his solo career, an output first marked by Kaze No Shisha, released in 1983 on the Japanese subsidiary of the US record company Victor. The album's six compositions feature Hayashi on taiko drum and other percussion by famed Japanese composer Midori Takada on marimba, cymbal, and bells, Shuichi Chino on synthesizer, Chi Soungja on the traditional Korean zither gayageum and the Korean janggu drum, as well as the singers Kamur and Tenko, also known as The Honeymoons. The record's A side starts rough and traditional with "Kintonun", a tune in which Hayashi bangs the taiko stormy while charmingly dancing with Chi Soungja's Korean janggu drum performance. A propulsive start that slides into "cosmos" -- a slow glooming melancholic trance-folk-spiritual tranquilizer, featuring Hayashi playing the piano and koto, while Chi Soungja ghostly weeps on his gayageum zither. A perfectly built folk drama, deeply charged with a musical infinity. Its followed by "kalavinka", an industrial leaning composition that lifts off with metal tones and meditative chanting, only to melt into a mesmerizing melodic marimba crescendo, played by Midori Takada. B side opener "Kaze No Shisha" presents a slow growing performance by Hayashi on the Japanese zither koto. His nervous play transforms into a synth drone played by Shuichi Chino, that slowly makes space for Hayashi's tribal taiko drumming that again disappears in another wave of koto string notes. The follow-up "Bakuon" launches with a supersonic transport sound and operatic singing by The Honeymoons, which amalgamate with Hayashi's feverish performance on his main instrument, the taiko. On "Seiten", Hayashi creates a conversation between the taiko and mokugyo, also known as the Buddhist wooden fish. A captivating, experimental album, full of Japanese music mysticism, surprising non-linear shock-waves, repetitive minimal structures, and frenziedly drumming.
SUB ROSA (BELGIUM)
SR 501CD
PRICE: $15.50
CAT #: SR 501CD
FILE UNDER: CLASSICAL
EASTMAN, JULIUS Femenine CD
"The end sounds like the angels opening up heaven... Should we say euphoria?" This is Julius Eastman himself, speaking about Femenine, a piece that remains as a big and slow breathing, with something informal driving the listener to a near-hypnosis state. J.E. (1940-1990): There was some for John Cage, then came Christian Wolff, and finally Morton Feldman, from this school in New York. Only Julius Eastman remained outside the game, the last figure, the most solitary and enigmatic -- undoubtedly also one of the most powerful. And it is this power that is revealed through these recordings. In the 1970s and 1980s, Eastman was one of the very few African-Americans to gain recognition in the New York avant-garde music scene. He was politically committed, a figure of queer culture and a solar and solitary poet whose melancholy influenced his genius as well as his tragic destiny: suffering from various addictions, declared missing, actually homeless. During winter of 1981-82, he got deported from his apartment by the police, who destroyed most of what he owned - including scores and recordings. He was found dead in 1990, on the streets of Buffalo, after years of vagrancy. Performed by ensemble 0: Variable geometry group created in 2004. It interprets the compositions of its members and pieces by other composers. The group works with many regular and invited collaborators, being able to change, increase or reduce its lineup at will according to each project. Ensemble 0 has now become one of the most significant ensembles of a new sound vision. For this piece, ensemble 0, including this time Melaine Dalibert (piano), Sophie Bernado (bassoon), Cyprien Busolini (viola), Jozef Dumoulin (Fender Rhodes, synthesizer), Céline Flamen (cello) Stéphane Garin (percussion, artistic co-direction), Ellen Giacone (voice), Jean-Brice Godet (bass clarinet), Amélie Grould (vibraphone), Alexandre Herer (electronics), Tomoko Katsura (violin), Julien Pontvianne (saxophones, orchestration, artistic co-direction), and Christian Pruvost (trumpet).
SR 513LP
PRICE: $15.50
CAT #: SR 513LP
FILE UNDER: EXPERIMENTAL
HASTINGS OF MALAWI Axial Incidents (The X-Mas Album) LP
Hastings of Malawi release their third LP. In this bleak vinyl mid-winter, the sleigh bells have been replaced with twelve handsaws, two motors and a dustbin, a duet between a walrus and an autistic child on an airplane, a chorus of pigs and Tasmanian devils, sounds from Japan, China, Africa, Italy, India, and Hawaii, digital voice synthesis, sound sculptures, randomly generated music, Geiger counters, free improvisation, and a rocket engine. As with their first two albums this record continues to explore themes of communication and communication breakdown. Is communication possible? What is the message? What is sound? What is on the surface of a record? What is beneath the surface of a record? Hastings of Malawi provide the answer to these questions in the form of a 38-minute poem called Axial Incidents. Marbled purple vinyl.
SUBSOUND RECORDS (ITALY)
SUBSOUND 081LP
PRICE: $25.50
CAT #: SUBSOUND 081LP
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SARRAM Albero LP
Sarram is the solo project of the Sardinian Valerio Marras which combines elements of drone/ambient, post-rock, doom and electronica. Albero is Sarram's fourth album, a well mix of drone and ambient soundscapes, crushing and doom-ish guitar sound walls, very repetitive loops while also incorporating electronic and traditional warm whispers. It's a very deep and intense sound journey, a dark and dynamic ceremony of frequencies. Also guitar player of the postrock-oriented trio Thank U For Smoking and the post-metal 4tet Charun. Valerio Marras played intensely all over Europe including appearances at the KME, Schwarzer Herbst in Germany, Whoneedslyrics?! in Slovakia, Johanneskirche in Lobau, The Academy of fine Arts in Munich, Spazio musica project and Signal Fest in Cagliari, Dunk!Festival in Belgium and Young Team in France; collaborations with MAN Museum and Ciusa Museum in Nuoro, Mua Museum in Sinnai, Nubifilm, Animamundi and the naturalistic photographer Bobore Frau. Artwork by Animamundi. Mastering by James Plotkin.
SUBSOUND 082LP
PRICE: $25.50
CAT #: SUBSOUND 082LP
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AKVAN Two Centuries of Silence LP
Akvan is the one-man band from Iran formed by Vizaresa that mixes raw black metal guitars and blasting drums with traditional Persian instruments like the tar and setar. The title of this EP is taken from Abdolhossein Zarrinkoub's eponymous book, which provides a historical account of the Iranian people's bold resistance against the Islamic Conquest of Persia.
SUBSOUND 090CS
PRICE: $20.00
CAT #: SUBSOUND 090CS
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CANNIBAL CORPSE Violence Unimagined Cassette
Subsound Records release an exclusive, limited tape edition of the Cannibal Corpse album, Violence Unimagined. The album title already tells you everything you need to know about Cannibal Corpse's fifteenth hellish opus. Comprised of eleven brutal tracks, Violence Unimagined is state of the art death metal played with passion and breathless precision, making for another flawless addition to what is inarguably one of the premier catalogs the genre has thrown up. "It really follows the path we've been going down for a few years now," states bassist and founding member Alex Webster. "I think we approach the writing in a similar way most every time: each of us try to write the heaviest, most memorable songs we can. We want each song to have its own identifiable character. Showing my age, I like to say you can 'drop the needle' on any point of one of our albums and quickly tell which song you're listening to." While they continue to do what they do with aplomb, the one substantial change to Cannibal Corpse is the addition of guitarist Erik Rutan to their ranks, joining Webster, founding drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz, guitarist Rob Barrett and vocalist George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher. Known for his roles in Morbid Angel, Ripping Corpse and most notably fronting the mighty Hate Eternal, Rutan has long established himself as one of the most dynamic forces in contemporary death metal. Simultaneously, he has built up a reputation as one of the most in demand producers in metal, having previously produced four Cannibal Corpse albums (in addition to Violence Unimagined), alongside the likes of Goatwhore, Soilent Green, and Belphegor. Filling in live on guitar since 2019, in 2020 he became a full member, contributing to the writing process. Already well known for the level of extreme technicality they bring to every record, on Violence Unimagined, Cannibal Corpse have further upped their game, particularly in Mazurkiewicz's drumming. "I think we all pushed ourselves a bit technically on this one, with Paul probably pushing the hardest. This album is probably the most drum-intense album we've done yet. Part of that could be a result of Erik joining the band. His song writing style often features technically challenging drumming, probably owing to his years of experience in high-speed death metal." And with typically dark and warped lyrical content, Mazurkiewicz came up with the fitting title of the record, "summing up what the band is about in every facet, and taking violence to another level of extremity."
SURVIVAL RESEARCH (ITALY)
SVVRCH 027LP
PRICE: $22.00
CAT #: SVVRCH 027LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
TEENAGE HEAD Frantic City LP
Survival Research present a reissue of Teenage Head's Frantic City, originally released in 1980. Hailing from the city of Hamilton, outside Ontario, melodic Canadian punk band Teenage Head was formed at Westdale High School in 1975; later, co-founder Frank Kerr became lead singer Frankie Venom, and guitarist Gord Lewis brought in bassist Steve Mahon and drummer Nick Stipanitz. Major label Epic issued debut singles "Picture My Face" and "Top Down" in 1978, paving the way for acclaimed debut LP, Frantic City; aside from punkish covers of Eddie Cochran's "Somethin' Else" and Vince Taylor's "Brand New Cadillac," power-pop punk originals like "Let's Shake" and "Infected" helped the disc go gold.
SVVRCH 028LP
PRICE: $22.00
CAT #: SVVRCH 028LP
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DIBANGO, MANU Africadelic LP
Survival Research present a reissue of Manu Dibango's Africadelic, originally released in 1972. The strange and majestic musical beast that is Africadelic was Dibango's follow-up to Soul Makossa (1972), but it was initially released on Louis Delacour's library music label, Mondiaphone, before Soul Makossa became an international phenomenon. As a Mondiaphone release, it was aimed at television and film producers seeking atmospheric background music, so the original titles are simply "Theme No 1," "Theme No 2," etc., with corresponding rhythmic notations such as "3/4 Africain," "Afro Beat 12/8," and "Medium Soul Beat," though once "Soul Makossa" hit the stratosphere, subsequent reissues bore actual song titles. In any case, the album is simply wonderful, a driving mix of Afro soul, funk, and jazz, with an undercurrent of Latin percussion throughout, given further shades by rock guitar and soul organ, as heard on "African Battle" and the title track; opener "Soul Fiesta" builds dramatic percussive tension before Dibango drops a killer vibraphone riff, while "African Carnival" makes the most of the full horn section, Dibango's sax soloing giving room for complex polyrhythmic percussion breaks. "Oriental Sunset" has beautiful vibraphone from Dibango too, as well as a thrilling flute melody, "Monkey Beat" and "Wa Wa" are funky soul struts and "Percussion Storm" has the band marching off into the African sunset as Dibango unleashes another killer vibraphone melody. Listening back to the album now, it is hard to believe that the whole shebang was written in a couple of days and committed to tape within the space of a week, but that is all more testimony to the greatness of Manu Dibango, one of African music's true pioneers.
SVVRCH 029LP
PRICE: $22.00
CAT #: SVVRCH 029LP
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CHEQUERS, THE Check Us Out LP
Survival Research present a reissue of The Chequers' Check It Out, originally released in 1976. British funk/disco band The Chequers began in reggae, formed by bassist John Matthias and his guitarist brother Richard in 1973, with drummer George Young, keyboardist Paul War, and vocalist Jackie Robins. Despite the success of early single "Rudi's In Love," the group soon aimed for a broader sound informed by lush disco and Philly soul; thus, debut LP Check It Out had Mike Spear on congas, Andy Dummit on sax and flute, and Ken Freeman on string synth. Tracks like "Theme One" and "Rock On Brother" are heavily orchestrated, and there's an unusual funk/disco reading of The Wailers' "Get Up Stand Up" too.
SVVRCH 030LP
PRICE: $22.00
CAT #: SVVRCH 030LP
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CHICO MAGNETIC BAND Chico Magnetic Band LP
Survival Research present a reissue of Chico Magnetic Band's self-titled album, originally released in 1971. Lyon-based freakers Chico Magnetic Band began as Chico & the Slow Death, its front man a wild Tunisian-born singer otherwise known as Mahmoud Ayari, with drummer Patrick Garel, bassist Alain Mazet, and guitarist Bernard Lloret, later replaced by Bernard Monneri. Conjuring a dark, excessive sound with unfettered guitar, pummeling drum rolls and Ayari growling and grumbling over the top, this sole LP is culled from different permutating sessions, with plenty of audio freakery and extreme effects from Jean-Pierre Massiera; Hendrix cover "Cross Town Traffic" is rendered with love, despite Ayari's hefty accent.
TEEN BEAT
TB 077LP
PRICE: $20.00
CAT #: TB 077LP
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UNREST Imperial F.F.R.R. LP
2021 repress. "Imperial F.F.R.R. was Unrest's breakthrough album in 1992. It has withstood the test of time and is now considered an indie-rock classic and one of the best albums of the 1990s. They helped invent the genre along with Pavement and Sebadoh. Imperial marked the arrival of original Velocity Girl vocalist Bridget Cross joining drummer Phil Krauth and singer/guitarist Mark Robinson. It was recorded by Wharton Tiers (Sonic Youth). After the release, the band released singles for Sub Pop and K and soon thereafter signed to legendary UK indie 4AD, releasing their final album Perfect Teeth in 1993. Pressed on 180-gram opaque white vinyl with printed innersleeve."
THE WIRE (UK)
WIRE 447
PRICE: $10.00
CAT #: WIRE 447
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WIRE, THE #447 May 2021 MAG
"People Like Us: People Like Us Vicki Bennett's plunderphonic experiments with sampling over the last three decades reclaimed and revitalised the forgotten detritus of 20th century music and have paved the way for an explosion of postmodern sound collage in the online era. She talks to Abi Bliss about her immersive new spatial audiovisual extravaganza Gone, Gone Beyond which is set to tour the UK this year. Joe Chambers: Venerated by Blue Note legends such as Wayne Shorter, Bobby Hutcherson and Freddie Hubbard, percussionist and composer Joe Chambers has been the secret ingredient in some of the most adventurous jazz of the modern era. As he releases a brand new album, he talks with Dan Spicer about how he keeps pace with modern music. Embassador Dulgoon: This shapeshifting Chilean ensemble are forging a new version of ambient exotica through their globetrotting sonic fictions and collaborations with Grant Corum, Siet Rae, Tomás Dittborn and Spencer Clark of The Skaters, alongside ambitious projects to open a brand new creative space in the idyllic countryside in Caburgua. Invisible Jukebox: Sarah Gail Brand x Mark Sanders The UK improv double act of trombonist Sarah Gail Brand and drummer Mark Sanders submit to The Wire's mystery record test. Global Ear: In Central Slovakia's Liptov region a new compilation turns folk song away from essentialist and nationalist narratives and towards queer new ends. Unlimited Editions: Our Size Matters columnist Byron Coley digs through the record and book archives of Chicago punk and rock 'n' roll chroniclers Hozac. Unofficial Channels: Gareth Lindsay gives thanks and praise for YouTube sound system historian Rooftop Defoe aka The Librarian Of Dub. Plus interviews with Alpha Maid, Sunareht, Joná? Gruska and Charmaine Lee."
THIRD MAN RECORDS
TMR 485LP
PRICE: $25.00
CAT #: TMR 485LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
WATERS, MUDDY Electric Mud LP
2021 repress. "As a continuing collaboration with Chess Records/Universal Records and the estate of Muddy Waters, Third Man Records is proud to announce the reissue of Muddy Waters' fifth studio album Electric Mud. Electric Mud, which Chess originally released in 1968 has not seen a legitimate domestic vinyl release since 2002, despite its enormous influence on generations of blues rockers. It features members of Rotary Connection as Muddy's backing band and was very controversial upon its release for its fusion of electric blues with psychedelic elements. The album is now recognized as a forward-thinking classic, sampled extensively by artists like The Black Keys and Gorillaz. The album will be available on black vinyl pressed at Third Man Pressing in Detroit, with a beautiful gatefold jacket in its original black-on-white color scheme, and a four-panel foldout poster."
ULTRA ECZEMA (BELGIUM)
UE 295LP
PRICE: $31.00
CAT #: UE 295LP
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BATTO, OGON Browse LP
?gon Batto is an exercise in patience; indeed, a model of restraint in these trying times. Although a fixture of the Belgian underground for over a decade (as part of the Hare Akedod label and band, the latter with DSR Lines' David Edren), Bent Von Bent has released just two albums thus far. A scroll through Browse reveals a series of miniature compositions -- bite-size psychedelic treats, a sequence of imaginary hyperlinks and clickbait for Generation Instant Gratification, reminiscent of the early work of Battiato, Francois De Roubaix, and Igor Wakevitch. Includes insert, download code, and Ultra Eczema sticker; edition of 300.
UE 300LP
PRICE: $37.50
CAT #: UE 300LP
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VA De Nor 2020 2LP
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, De Nor had no choice but to free all its prisoners -- even the jazz ones --and shut its gates. But the red beacon shall shine again! Until such a time, Ultra Eczema asked some of the artists who were booked to play there this summer to submit a piece for this new publication in lieu of their cancelled performance. This compilation LP contains tracks by Lori Goldston, Hiele, Agnes Hvizdalek, Nubots, Justine Grillet, Thurston Moore, Sami Bergold, Possessed Factory, Stacks, David Edren, Aaron Dilloway & Lucrecia Dalt, Ka Baird, Ben Bertrand, Miaux, Lorie Bevins, and C.O.P.. The release is housed in a deluxe dye cut linen sleeve and comes with an insert and a mini Nor cut out made by Gerard Herman. De Nor is a sculpture -- pavillion in the grounds of the Middelheim Museum conceived and designed by Dennis Tyfus and FVWW Architecten. In peace time it hosts concerts, lectures, and various presentations throughout the summer.
UMOR REX (MEXICO)
UR 130LP
PRICE: $27.50
CAT #: UR 130LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
DRIFTMACHINE Spume & Recollection LP
Punctual like a Swiss watch, Driftmachine presents a new album that once again astounds and delights. Spume & Recollection is the sixth Umor Rex album by the Berlin duo. Regarding Nocturnes (2014), their debut album, Umor Rex described their sound as precise and symmetrical, identical concrete blocks mounted and articulated in a random order. Their already obsessive style continued to evolve with their third record, Colliding Contours (2016), now pushing further into abstract dub, ultra-tense grooves, and even more kinetic loops, moving further away from conventional musical structures. Between these two albums they released the remarkable Eis Heauton (HG 1601LP, 2015), a kind of hypnotic experiment informed by shadowy atmospheres, chance, and an intuitive dialogue with their musical machines. A similar map was explored with Shunter (UR 113LP, 2018), a superb secret meeting between avant-garde phantasmagoria and concrete experimentation. Radiations (2017) offered B-sides and bonus tracks, in addition to collaborations with Shackleton and The Sight Below, a kind of preamble that united Driftmachine's different expressions and leanings. When Andreas Gerth and Florian Zimmer come up with new material, one listens with high expectation. Looking back on their discography, one could safely anticipate a high-quality album densely layered with their familiar leitmotifs. Yet, Spume & Recollection takes you by surprise and finds a new way to transfix. Fresh methods and ideas are introduced to their dynamics and formula. You can still expect a healthy dose of kosmische, a dominant feature in Driftmachine's DNA; but this is now entwined with novel materials, semi-material patterns of alien code stretching over exhilaratingly tense and detailed grooves, clouds of gas shifting on top of deep dub architecture and blocking out the sun for prismatic effect. Even more of a surprise is the immediate, streamlined nature of these tracks, making Spume & Recollection their most accessible record and, perhaps, the most addictive (and this without sacrificing the essential mystery and strangeness at the core of Driftmachine's sound). Umor Rex have previously described their work as post-industrial-dub; right now, it could be called hypno-music for man and machine to dance and dream together. Spume & Recollection takes this concept as far as it can go without breaking, and finds some strange new feelings, and weirdly danceable grooves, to shed some light on this dark and dazzling ride. Mastered by John Tejada. Artwork and photos by Daniel Castrejón. Violet vinyl; includes download code; edition of 300.
UNGUARDED (GERMANY)
UGD 002CD
PRICE: $15.50
CAT #: UGD 002CD
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SIN MALDITA You're Trouble CD
You're Trouble is an avant-garde electronic pop album about questioning and locating a sense of self in a disorienting, breaking environment of dissolving certainty which grows increasingly chaotic, about dysmorphic dissatisfaction, becoming disillusioned and alienated. It seeks to juxtapose beauty, serenity and vigor with instability, ugliness, chaos, and crisis, expressing itself fluidly without genre or otherwise boundaries. A kind of sinister, anxious but still forward-pushing and at times positive and hot-blooded empowering energy can be felt that wants to urge the listener not to give up but to try and take courage and take control of the troubles and fears in their life. The tone is sometimes reflective, sometimes confronting. The album navigates fairly abstract musical territory, cathartic abrasiveness, heavy and unrelenting sounds of post-club music and noise fused with stretches of pop music, never settling down or resting for long, constantly breaking up and re-assembling itself. Between chaos and form, it's finding relief in imperfection and the in-between. As such the music is ambivalent and is equal parts some kind of crisis club music as well as introspective reflection. Features Dilery La Perra and Jungstötter.
UGD 002LP
PRICE: $22.00
CAT #: UGD 002LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
SIN MALDITA You're Trouble LP
LP version. You're Trouble is an avant-garde electronic pop album about questioning and locating a sense of self in a disorienting, breaking environment of dissolving certainty which grows increasingly chaotic, about dysmorphic dissatisfaction, becoming disillusioned and alienated. It seeks to juxtapose beauty, serenity and vigor with instability, ugliness, chaos, and crisis, expressing itself fluidly without genre or otherwise boundaries. A kind of sinister, anxious but still forward-pushing and at times positive and hot-blooded empowering energy can be felt that wants to urge the listener not to give up but to try and take courage and take control of the troubles and fears in their life. The tone is sometimes reflective, sometimes confronting. The album navigates fairly abstract musical territory, cathartic abrasiveness, heavy and unrelenting sounds of post-club music and noise fused with stretches of pop music, never settling down or resting for long, constantly breaking up and re-assembling itself. Between chaos and form, it's finding relief in imperfection and the in-between. As such the music is ambivalent and is equal parts some kind of crisis club music as well as introspective reflection. Features Dilery La Perra and Jungstötter.
UNIVERSITY OF VICE (SPAIN)
UOVR 016LP
PRICE: $21.00
CAT #: UOVR 016LP
FILE UNDER: WORLD
VA Poco Loco in the Coco Vol. 4 LP
Last copies... The craziest compilation of music from all over the world, Poco Loco in the Coco Vol. 4 collates a worldwide mixture of painfully obscure crud-a-phonic dance craze extracted from 45s and 78s platters from the '50s and early '60s by obscure record labels. A brilliant and bonkers concoction of exotica and international nonsense novelties - if you need something new to listen to after you've worn out your Las Vegas Grind and Jungle Exotica records, then this is for you. A unique mix of genres perfect for a successful exotic party: Arabian swing, cha-cha-cha, bebop, Singaporean garage ye-ye, rumble rock from Thailand, Mexican troglodyte garage punk, and more. This platter will liven up any party! Lurch-eriffic tropical crazes and totally daffy mix-n-match foreign language tracks that'll make your eyes and ears alike pop just like corn. Long live the University of Vice. Features: Abdul Alexi Freeman, Teddy Martin, Los Albinos, Billy Nash, Gaston Y Sus Thunders, Zhang Xiao Ying, Dany Maurice, Los Dorman, The Goyos's Cats, Les Kili-Cats, The Modern Orientals, Rosendo Ruiz Jr., Jack Ary, and Johny's Guitar.
VAMPISOUL (SPAIN)
VAMPI 219LP
PRICE: $27.50
CAT #: VAMPI 219LP
FILE UNDER: WORLD
CARBONO Y SU CONJUNTO, ABELARDO Guana Tangula LP
Abelardo Carbonó, despite thinking "outside-the-box", recorded two brilliant albums in 1980 and '81 for Codiscos' imprint Costeño, as well as several other labels, his first being Africa llama (1978) under the band name Grupo Abharca for the Sonolux imprint Caliente in 1978. Guitarist, singer, songwriter, and one-time policeman Abelardo Carbonó (b. 1948, Ciénaga, Magdalena) hails from Baranquilla and his early work was different from his contemporaries. It was definitely not salsa, nor was it really cumbia. Rather, it was novel and genius polyglot stew of diverse musical strains with African roots but never before blended in this way. Styles like Afrobeat, soukous and highlife were effortlessly stirred together with elements of the Cuban son, touches of Latin rock and funk, with a pinch of calypso, a hint of Haitian compas and even a dash of rock and roll, not to mention a foundation of local coastal Colombian varieties like vallenato and porro. Carbonó himself has admitted that Venezuelan psychedelic Afro-rock outfit Grupo Bota was a big influence as well, and his father Abelardo Sr. was a famous porro and cumbia guitarist in Los Tigrillos. The particular blend Carbonó and his bandmates created sounded unlike anything else at the time, and is still refreshingly unique and hip today. It's as if Abelardo Carbonó Y Su Conjunto were the missing link between the 1950s pan-Caribbean acoustic guitar-led sounds of Bovea Y Sus Vallenatos and the more electronic and Africanized genres of champeta and terapia of more recent years. Joined by the crucial nucleus of his brothers Abel on lead guitar and Jafeth on bass, Carbonó's debut record Guana Tangula has a pleasingly easygoing, deceptively simple sound with a tropical, African vibe that features lilting acoustic guitars, pleasant but slightly odd vocals and snappy percussion that would change later with the addition of amplified electric guitars, drum machines, and loops. At the time it came out, it was a popular record. However, soon after he recorded his second disk for Codiscos, La Negrera Del Negrerío, things changed in Colombia due to the ascendancy of the drug cartels and "payola" was the name of the game, so Carbonó's brief chance at big label mainstream popularity lost out to huge bribes by the marijuana traffickers who wanted their preferred artists to rise to the top. Presented in its original artwork and pressed on 180 gram vinyl.
VAMPI 220LP
PRICE: $26.50
CAT #: VAMPI 220LP
FILE UNDER: WORLD
VALDEZ, AL Gozando!! LP
One of the "holy grails" of 1960s Cuban music was not recorded, produced, or released in Havana or New York; in fact it was made in Lima, Peru under interesting if somewhat unexpected circumstances. Pianist Alfredo "Alfredito" Valdés Jr. (1941, Havana - 2016, New York), one of the most important figures in Latin music, came from an illustrious musical family in Cuba. In 1956, he emigrated to New York with his family, making him one of the forerunners of Cuban-based salsa music in the US. Three years later at age 18, Alfredito joined Arsenio Rodríguez and his conjunto; then in 1961 Ray Barretto recruited him for his Charanga La Moderna. Alfredito kept himself very busy, studying music and literature during the day and playing at night with the bands of Tito Puente and Machito as well as Arsenio and Barretto. Alfredito become substitute pianist for Machito and His Afro-Cubans for a tour that would take him to Colombia and Peru for a number of engagements in the winter of 1964 and into 1965. While in Lima, several problems arose with the Argentine businessman and tour promoter Mauricio Támara who took the Machito gang to the Peruvian capital but forfeited their pay and left them stranded. Machito's brother-in-law and musical director Mario Bauzá had to travel to New York to get money for the return of the entire company. Miguel Ángel Guerrero, sound engineer and proprietor of Discos MAG, with whom he made a deal for some recording sessions, which eventually produced two albums, the first of which was Gozando. Perhaps due to the fact that it was recorded in South America, Gozando!! has more than simply Cuban and Nuyorican genres like pachanga, mambo, descarga, guaracha, and bolero; there is also a fantastic cover of the Colombian cumbia classic "Tabaquera". Overall, the swinging MAG sessions sound like a long-lost record by Cachao and Tito Puente if they led an orchestra with Charlie Palmieri on piano and Tito Rodríguez on vocals. Ultimately the Afro-Cubans were able to pay their bills and return to the United States in February, 1965. Though the Al Valdez y su Conjunto sessions for MAG may have been enjoyed by a few South American and Mexican aficionados at the time, the scarcity and obscurity of the releases insured that they would become "legendary lost records" rarely heard until recently, when the MAG vaults were opened and the reissues started to flow. facsimile edition.
VAMPI 224LP
PRICE: $27.50
CAT #: VAMPI 224LP
FILE UNDER: WORLD
LINARES, ALFREDO Lo Que Tengo LP
Alfredo "El Inca" Linares is one of the best and most beloved musicians in the history of salsa. Fans love his piano playing because of his authentic Cuban feel and "swing" combined with progressive arrangements and uncompromising phrasing that puts one in mind of Eddie Palmieri. As a composer, arranger and band-leader Linares is highly respected as well. Lo Que Tengo is full of rock solid dancefloor killers and no filler, played with verve and flair. Unlike some of his other records that were patched together from various sessions made in different studios, this album has the advantage of being produced, recorded, and mixed by Alfredo Linares all in one studio and block of time, and backed by hand-picked seasoned professionals. The album was recorded in 1980 in Caracas with some of the cream of the crop of contemporary Venezuelan salsa musicians and launched there on the indie label A.L.G. Records as ¡Con Todo!, and then a year later on the much larger Velvet Records with a different cover. The LP was also released in Colombia and the US, both editions utilizing the Velvet Records cover. During this time Linares had been in Venezuela for some five years and was under contract with a nightclub in Caracas. After the contract was up Linares was a free agent again and he was able to draw on his friendship with Mango and assemble a band to back him, first for the Colombian/Venezuelan production Salsa de Verdad (1976) and then again with ¡Con Todo!/Lo Que Tengo. One of the distinctive aspects of Alfredo Linares tunes is the "break" (la cierre) -- there are always plenty of dramatic hand-clapping breakdowns followed by an infectious tumbao (sustained vamp) section. In addition, Linares always lets his musicians stretch out, especially in the percussion section. Again, Lo Que Tengo is no exception: there are so many examples of typical arrangements here that one could call this a classic Alfredo Linares album, but with the updated studio sound of 1980s Caracas, which was awash in petro-dollars at the time and so had the latest equipment and a strong consumer base for the salsa market. With five perfectly paced salsas, one funky cha cha chá, a steamy bolero and a dance-friendly Latin jazz number to top it off (note the bluesy piano solo from Linares and the sublime vibes of Mango's Freddy Roldán), there is something for everybody on this record. Presented in its original artwork and pressed on 180 gram vinyl.
VAMPI 45074EP
PRICE: $14.50
CAT #: VAMPI 45074EP
FILE UNDER: WORLD
COISA NOSSA Procurando O Caminho/Chega Gente 7"
Silvano Moro was an Italian musician resettled in Germany where he'd been playing under different jazz projects since the early '70s. In 1975 he joined Brasil Tropical -- a musical show under the direction of José Prates -- where he met singer Salomé de Bahia. At some point they decided to put together a Brazilian music band and after recruiting some more members started a tour across Europe. In 1979 they were offered to play a concert at the Munich Cathedral for the opening mass of MISEREOR -- a charity organization, linked to the Catholic Church in Germany, dedicated to fight the poverty in South America. The gig was such a success that the Bishop of Munich approached them to produce a record with the concert's music to raise funds for the charity organization. Some years later that bishop -- named Joseph Ratzinger -- would become the Pope and the band's singer, Salomé de Bahia, would record with French producer Bob Sinclair one of the biggest hits and house music anthems in the late '90s: "Outro Lugar". Two of the best songs taken from that scarce 1979 release -- at the time distributed locally only by a tiny Christian music label -- are reissued here on a 7" single for the first time. "Procurando O Caminho" is a killer samba-jazz number championed by such influential DJs as Gilles Peterson or Rainer Trüby when it was first rediscovered for the clubbing jazz scene a couple of decades ago. It's been a highly sought-after record since then. On the flipside, "Chega Gente" brings in a rather epic atmosphere, combining the exotic sound of the berimbau and the chorus led by extraordinaire singer Salomé de Bahia, and then the samba jazz arrangements by guitarist Silvano Moro adding some extra depth and elegance to this great song. Impregnated with spiritual -- almost liturgical -- vibes this is a song of an outstanding beauty.
VAMPI 45075EP
PRICE: $14.50
CAT #: VAMPI 45075EP
FILE UNDER: WORLD
ELIA Y ELIZABETH Fue Una Lagrima/Cae La Lluvia 7"
The recording debut of Elia y Elizabeth (or Elisabeth, as it appears originally credited in the first edition of this single) took place in Spain. Family connections with the music industry made it possible for the sisters to have the opportunity to record with Juan Carlos Calderón, one of the most prestigious producers and arrangers in the country who had already worked with top-notch pop artists such as Joan Manuel Serrat or Mocedades. His characteristic style as a producer evidenced his classical music training and also his career in jazz. These first versions of "Fue Una Lágrima" and "Cae la Lluvia" appear full of rich and intricate orchestral arrangements, a very different approach to both songs from the tropical feel that producer Jimmy Salcedo added when they were later re-recorded for Codiscos in his native Colombia. After a modest promotional campaign that failed to launch Elia y Elizabeth's careers in Spain, and due to their father's professional commitments, the Fleta family decided to return to Colombia. The duo would record there a handful of songs between 1972 and 1973, accompanied by Jimmy Salcedo and his group La Onda Tres, mixing soft-pop with a touch of tropical-pastoral funk, singer-songwriter sweetened by the subtle perfume of Caribbean music and psychedelia, which remains as part of the most wonderful pop legacy of all time.
VAMPI 45076EP
PRICE: $12.50
CAT #: VAMPI 45076EP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
KNIGHT, MARIE That's No Way To Treat A Girl/Say It Again 7"
Singer and pianist, Marie Knight made her name as a gospel superstar recording for Decca in duet with the legendary Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Her first solo record for Decca arrived in the mid '50s, just a couple of years before her signing to Mercury. She later toured with rhythm and blues acts like the Drifters, Clyde McPhatter and Brook Benton. Three singles followed on Diamond in 1963/64 before she was signed to Musicor Records later in '64. Her definitive non-religious song "That's No Way To Treat A Girl", crafted in this period, failed to become a hit at the time but was the recording that would make her name with the Northern Soul fans in the UK many years later, standing as one of the most celebrated spins at the Wigan Casino all-nighters. The slow-paced ballad on the flip-side, "Say It Again", is a beautiful deep soul song that echoes the gospel singing Knight had mastered over the years. After her deal with Musicor ended, she was unable to land another secular recording contract. "That's No Way To Treat A Girl" is officially reissued here with "Say It Again" on the flip for the first time, as originally released.
VAMPI 45077EP
PRICE: $12.50
CAT #: VAMPI 45077EP
FILE UNDER: WORLD
LA CUMBIA MODERNA DE SOLEDAD/MACHUCA CUMBIA Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?/Stayin' Alive 7"
Few melodies have been played so many times on radio, moviesm or TV commercials as these two compositions from the golden age of mainstream disco music. Top international hits and iconic milestones of an era, both songs are immediately recognizable after just a few chords by almost anyone on this planet. These two compelling tropical versions retain all the party spirit of the originals, guaranteeing some dancefloor heat each time the needle hits the surface of the vinyl. A perfect follow-up to the acclaimed previous singles in Vampisoul's "Tropical 45s series" that so far has included recordings by the likes of Jimmy Salcedo or Sebastiao Tapajos/Pedro Dos Santos. In the rendition of Rod Stewart's "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy" you find a playful mix of the old and the modern made by Pedro "Ramayá" Beltrán, signed under his project La Cumbia Moderna de Soledad; a group from Barranquilla, Colombia, that recorded a set of songs that exudes both tradition and innovation. Machuca Cumbia, a Colombian studio band under the direction of "Cachaco" Brando, add some unexpected cumbia arrangements to the Bee Gees' "Stayin' Alive", resulting a dancefloor winner full of hypnotic percussions and guitars that, at times, even recall other genres such as surf.
VINYL LOVERS (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)
VL 900426LP
PRICE: $25.50
CAT #: VL 900426LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
GAYE, MARVIN What's Going On LP
Originally released in 1971. "What's Going On is not only Marvin Gaye's masterpiece, it's the most important and passionate record to come out of soul music, delivered by one of its finest voices, a man finally free to speak his mind and so move from R&B sex symbol to true recording artist. With What's Going On, Gaye meditated on what had happened to the American dream of the past -- as it related to urban decay, environmental woes, military turbulence, police brutality, unemployment, and poverty. These feelings had been bubbling up between 1967 and 1970, during which he felt increasingly caged by Motown's behind-the-times hit machine and restrained from expressing himself seriously through his music. Finally, late in 1970, Gaye decided to record a song that the Four Tops' Obie Benson had brought him, 'What's Going On.' When Berry Gordy decided not to issue the single, deeming it uncommercial, Gaye refused to record any more material until he relented. Confirmed by its tremendous commercial success in January 1971, he recorded the rest of the album over ten days in March, and Motown released it in late May. Besides cementing Marvin Gaye as one of the most important artists in pop music, What's Going On was far and away the best full-length to issue from the singles-dominated Motown factory, and arguably the best soul album of all time." --John Bush, AllMusic. Green vinyl; gatefold sleeve.
VL 900793LP
PRICE: $25.50
CAT #: VL 900793LP
FILE UNDER: JAZZ
NUCLEUS Live In Europe 1970-71 LP
2021 restock. Hereby the eclectic British jazz-rock band Nucleus -- led by trumpet player and Miles Davis biographer, Ian Carr -- at the absolute peak of its powers in a series of European live performances. They capture the group in arguably its finest incarnation right at the start of its long career, exhibiting a staggeringly high level of musical discipline matched by an equally impressive ability to improvise and solo. Nucleus began its long jazz-rock journey in 1969, they attracted a following after a successful performance at the Montreux International Festival in 1970, which led to the offer of a recording contract with Vertigo, and the release of several acclaimed albums. Ultimately, Elastic Rock (1970) had elements more in common with Brit avant-garde rockers like the Soft Machine and the Pink Floyd than it did with jazz, even if rock remained the less dominant force in the band's overall approach.
VL 999369LP
PRICE: $20.00
CAT #: VL 999369LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
JAM, THE This Is the Modern World (Clear Vinyl) LP
Vinyl Lovers present clear vinyl reissue of The Jam's second album This Is The Modern World, originally released in 1977 just after their debut record. Despite generally bad reviews from critics at the time, the album does have its shining moments ("Life From A Window" and "The Modern World", for example). But it is also interesting as a piece of history for its lyrical content, which, as the album's title promised, is a snapshot of a day in the life of the declining British Empire during the late 1970s. Includes eight bonus tracks from the BBC sessions.
VISHRA RECORDS (FRANCE)
V 2010LP
PRICE: $20.00
CAT #: V 2010LP
FILE UNDER: WORLD
ROY, KALYANI The Virtuoso Of Sitar Vol. 1 LP
2021 restock. First vinyl reissue of this Indian classical masterpiece recorded by Shrimati Kalyani Roy in the late 1960s. Undoubtedly one of the most talented sitar players in the history of the instrument. She is considered as one the finest female players in a field that was dominated by her male counterparts. On these recordings, a two-volume set, she is accompanied by Manick Das (tabla) and Namita Chatterjee (tambura). Recorded in Japan on September 20th, 1974. Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 (V 2011LP) come as two separate LPs.
WE INSIST! RECORDS (ITALY)
CDWEIN 011CD
PRICE: $20.00
CAT #: CDWEIN 011CD
FILE UNDER: JAZZ
TRIO PIPELINE Kakuan Suite CD
"Every now and then I meet a bull who announces itself with its horns ('Le Corna'). But it doesn't scare me, it moves and dances, it runs away. Archery ('Tiro') is its favourite ('Rito') hobby, and my bull likes tea. It always eats round roti ('Chapati') together with its bull ('tori') friends who all have bristling hair like hedgehogs and succulent plants. My bull keeps different things in the vegetable gardens ('Orti') and in the wineskins ('Otri'). Then there is the tail ('la coda'), and it is always the last thing I see." Personnel: Giancarlo nino Locatelli - Bb clarinet, Alto clarinet on "Otri" and "Itro (Take1) - La Coda"; Andrea Grossi - double bass; Cristiano Calcagnile - drums, percussion.
LPWEIN 011LP
PRICE: $27.50
CAT #: LPWEIN 011LP
FILE UNDER: JAZZ
TRIO PIPELINE Kakuan Suite LP
LP version. "Every now and then I meet a bull who announces itself with its horns ('Le Corna'). But it doesn't scare me, it moves and dances, it runs away. Archery ('Tiro') is its favourite ('Rito') hobby, and my bull likes tea. It always eats round roti ('Chapati') together with its bull ('tori') friends who all have bristling hair like hedgehogs and succulent plants. My bull keeps different things in the vegetable gardens ('Orti') and in the wineskins ('Otri'). Then there is the tail ('la coda'), and it is always the last thing I see." Personnel: Giancarlo nino Locatelli - Bb clarinet, Alto clarinet on "Otri" and "Itro (Take1) - La Coda"; Andrea Grossi - double bass; Cristiano Calcagnile - drums, percussion.
WEWANTSOUNDS (UK)
WWSLP 039LP
PRICE: $32.00
CAT #: WWSLP 039LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
COTTER, ROBERT Missing You LP
LP version. Wewantsounds present a first time reissue of Robert Cotter's ultra-rare 1976 album, Missing You in partnership with Robert Cotter himself. Originally released on the notorious Tiger Lily label, the album was never properly released at the time and most copies were destroyed before they could hit record store shelves. The album, recorded in New York between 1975 and '76, is also Chic's earliest recording -- or The Big Apple Band as the group was known, which Robert Cotter was fronting at the time alongside fellow musicians Nile Rodgers, Bernard Edwards, Tony Thompson, and Robert Sabino. Robert Cotter had been active since the late '60s, first in Long Island where he grew up singing in Church and with his high school band, then in New York where he got hired to play in the roadshow of the 1970 Broadway hit Jesus Christ Superstar. When this came to an end, Robert returned to New York where he got introduced to Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards. Robert joined and the group played for a few years making a name for themselves in the New York area. In the process Cotter wrote a few songs that he recorded with two different groups between 1975 and '76: The Big Apple Band on one side and also with musician friends from his previous group on the other side. The album features a wide array of styles, from the funk of the title track and "Disco Blues" to the soulful acoustic feel of "Three Wise Men" and the conga-led mid-tempo groove of "God Bless The Soulfire People". The two Big Apple Band tracks, "Love Rite" and "Saturday" are not only great, but also give an insight into the origin of the Chic sound. These songs are historically invaluable as the group's only recordings just before it morphed into Chic (a remake of "Saturday" would actually become a hit for Norma Jean Wright two years later produced by Rodgers/Edwards). The album finishes with the incredible "Come On With It," a politically-charged diatribe against Nixon featuring a darker psychedelic edge. When the album was pressed, Cotter got a few copies and never really heard back from the label. He moved on with his career -- performing and recording for various other labels -- and never really looked back on his debut album. Remastered. Includes two-page insert featuring liner notes by Love Injection's Barbie Bertisch and Paul Raffaele telling the whole story.
WISDOM TEETH (UK)
WSDM 002LP
PRICE: $20.00
CAT #: WSDM 002LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
FACTA Blush LP
London-based record label Wisdom Teeth kicks off 2021 with something close to home: Blush, the playful, dynamic debut LP by label co-founder, Facta. Recorded unusually quickly over a short stint in early 2020, the record is the product of a period of refreshed and unfussy creativity. It's an innovative and distinctly contemporary album that moves a good few steps beyond the artist's work to date -- loosely rooted in UK dance music but taking added influence from ambient, modern classical, dreampop, Balearic, folk music, and beyond. The result is a lush, ornate record populated by aqueous pads, bleeping arps, wandering melodies, and sparse broken rhythms; acoustic instruments that play out alongside FM synths, all processed with a pristine UV sheen inherited from modern pop music. The record opens with "Sistine (Plucks)" -- a crystalline synth piece with a stumbling, shifting meter revolving around an odd-ended MIDI harp loop, colored through with washed-out pads, and snatches of found sound. This breezy mood follows through to "On Deck", where an FM vibraphone rings out on top of woozy, warping chords and a subby soca groove. Moving forward the record moves cohesively through a range of shifting moods and hues. The machine jazz of "Brushes" is tense and coiled, with nods towards Burnt Friedman, Photek, and Eli Keszler. "Iso Stream" sees a rich, colorful sprawl of arpeggiated synths and dissociated vocal chops unspool slowly to form pooling, low-lit melodies. Title track "Blush" is a forlorn Autonomic love song built from clicks-n-cuts -- like dBridge and Instra:mental reduced and reinterpreted by SND. Throughout, bold, broad melodies take centerstage, and the tracks build like compositions rather than loops or club tools. There are echoes of the dancefloor -- particularly in the slo-mo bruk of "Verge" and the glacial subs underpinning "Diving Birds" (a collaboration with friend and Trilogy Tapes regular Parris) -- however the end results find us somewhere far off. Blush is the second long-form release to come from Wisdom Teeth following K-LONE's 2020 debut album, Cape Cira. "Diving Birds" features Trilogy Tapes regular Parris.
YAZOO
YAZ 1064HLP
PRICE: $17.00
CAT #: YAZ 1064HLP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
CARTER, BO Banana In Your Fruit Basket: Red Hot Blues 1931-36 LP
2021 restock. 180 gram repro of Yazoo's 1979 collection of Delta bluesman Bo Carter. Recordings from 1931-1936. "Bo Carter's recorded repertoire demonstrates his unusual flair for sexual motifs. While bluesmen like Charlie Patton used sexual subjects as a performing stock-in-trade, they did not share Carter's affinity for recording them. Perhaps they balked at doing so through fear of giving offense to whites."
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