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Forced Exposure New Releases for 8/11/2014

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New music is due from Four Tet, Caribou, and Damo Suzuki, while old music is due from Angus Maclise. Windy Corner, and Lightnin' Slim.

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2DIY4 (GERMANY)

2DIY 010EP

SOLOMUN: Friends 12" (2DIY 010EP) 14.00
"Friendship has always been one of the biggest gifts in my life. And everybody should have at least one true friend -- and should be happy with this. This gift is one of the most precious -- without a price tag. So if you didn't speak to your real friend or friends for a while -- why don't you just take your phone and call him or her and say how important this friendship is to you?" --Solomun

AMISH RECORDS

AMI 046LP

METABOLISMUS: SUS LP (AMI 046LP) 25.00
"The third release for Amish from Metabolismus and the twenty-third release in the collective's twenty-five year existence. SUS is the first in the band's long-awaited palindrome recordings, when the collective gathers on a day in the calendar year when the numerical date offers a mirror kind of reflection. These dates function as a conceptual parameter for both their process and instrumentation. Metabolismus recorded the basic acoustic material on 21022012 (February 21st 2012) and the playing time (at 45 RPM) is 12:21. The single sidelong track consists of one note on the vibraphone struck by a soft mallet. The same note is then bowed continuously on violin and the sound is processed with an envelope shaper, a narrow-band filter (tube-based) to accentuate some overtones, and some basic tape manipulation techniques like cutting/looping, speed/pitch alterations and change of playback direction. All rhythmic and harmonic processes result from the shifting of vibrato frequencies in the stereo panoramic field. No digital technology was used. The piece is designed to be played at any speed (mainly 33 and 45, but also anything from 16 rpm to 78 rpm). Side 1 plays from the standard outer grooves inward. Side 2 is Side 1 played backwards and plays from the inner groove outward, offering both the composition and the concept another layer of mirror-symmetry."

ANOTHERDAY (UK)

AD 003EP

HOUZ MON: Fear Tha World 12" (AD 003EP) 12.50
A track that will forever go down in Chicago house history -- "Fear Tha World" by unsung Chicago hero Houz Mon is credited as being the first-ever ghetto house track. Originally released in 1993 on Beat Boys, and despite an awful pressing quality, the original release has been selling on Discogs between £50 and £90 due to its painfully limited pressing. Ripped from the original DAT, Another Day presents "Fear" for the first time on vinyl in 21 years -- and the first time ever on beautiful virgin vinyl.

AUM FIDELITY

AUM 088CD

JONES & MATTHEW SHIPP, DARIUS: The Darkseid Recital CD (AUM 088CD) 13.00
"The intergenerational partnership of alto saxophonist Darius Jones and pianist Matthew Shipp seamlessly meshes the talents of two of the most restlessly inventive and gifted instrumentalists-composers-improvisers-leaders working today. This singular duo project was first revealed in 2011 on their 13-part song cycle Cosmic Lieder (AUM066) which was widely hailed as a wholly original and deeply compelling work of great emotional and intellectual heft. Since that first communion studio recording, Jones & Shipp have continued to deepen their distinct song world live in performance. The Darkseid Recital is their new album of cosmic lieder, triple-distilled from recordings of astonishing NYC engagements; their second unimpeachably potent work, devoid of cliché. The songs' approaches here move from entrancingly lyrical & gentle ear blessings to liquid flows of notes designed for caress to a full-frequency of human hearing range intensity that can potentially be quite frightening. All of them are rendered with exquisite muscle-control touch & breath on acoustic instruments and a laser focus intent toward catharsis, resulting in an album that is suffused with both warm embrace and mutual cognizance of the dark energy that humanity is fraught with. "


AUM 089-90CD

FARMERS BY NATURE: Love and Ghosts 2CD (AUM 089-90CD) 18.00
"Farmers By Nature is the phenomenal trio of drummer Gerald Cleaver, bassist William Parker, and pianist Craig Taborn. Each are internationally renowned master musicians-improvisers-composers-bandleaders. When they work together as FBN, it is as a complete musical collective; every communion is an auspicious and deeply rewarding event. They are without question one of the finest improvising units/musical groups in the world today. Love and Ghosts is their long-awaited third release - following on 2011's Out of This World's Distortions (AUM067) - and was recorded during their inaugural tour of Europe (in Marseille and Besançon, France). The rapidly varying landscapes they traveled through, and more importantly, the blessed ability to freely cross borders as citizen musicians inform the two extraordinarily fertile nights of sound fluency and invention captured in highest fidelity and presented here."

AUS MUSIC (GERMANY)

AUS 1027EP

RAMADANMAN & MIDLAND: Your Words Matter/More Than You Know 12" (AUS 1027EP) 12.00
2014 repress. Ramadanman and Midland partner up for their first joint EP. Together they fuse the sounds and vibes of classic house and garage with the sub-frequencies and aesthetics of dubstep to create something completely fresh. Ramadanman co-runs the label Hessle Audio with Pangaea and Ben UFO. Midland is an all-round music federate and firm believer that genres really are just made up to try and box people in. He aims to create a homogeneous sound that people from different musical persuasions can appreciate.


AUS 1465EP

HUXLEY: The Machine EP 12" (AUS 1465EP) 14.00
Marking his return to Aus Music, the seasoned remixer and prolific producer Huxley is likely to turn more heads again as he announces both his EP, The Machine, and his debut album, Blurred. With this EP Huxley takes things another step forward, unquestionably focused on the dancefloor but showing a real range and depth as a producer. With "Callin," co-produced with S-Man (aka Roger Sanchez), we see Huxley in hands-in-the-air festival anthem mode. "Machina" is another prime example of a totally unique sub-heavy Huxley bomb, before we're led into the subtle heater of "Oil Spill," then into the deep early morning groove of final track, "Tendered."

BATTI BATTI RECORDS

BBR 007EP

VA: Giuseppe's Groove EP 12" (BBR 007EP) 14.00
Batti Batti Records proudly presents the Giuseppe's Groove EP, the seventh vinyl release welcoming into the family XDB, Andrew Duke and Jesus Gonsev. It is Duke though, who has been experimenting with music since the late '80s, who provides the title-track with a killer abstract house cut reflecting his lengthy experience and wide-ranging taste. XDB, the man from Metrolux, takes Duke's original and packs it with even more punch for maximum dancefloor damage. Troubled Kids owner Jesus Gonsev, meanwhile, debuts with the supremely funked-up house cut "Drift" and label-owner Owen Jay partners with Brian James on chunky groover "Mockmoon."

BLACK ACRE (UK)

ACRE 049EP

LURKA: Holding 12" (ACRE 049EP) 12.50
Bristol acetate carver and drum major, Lurka launches his Black Acre debut with three unpredictable drum machine battle drills. It all kicks off with "Holding," a technoid-inflected dancehall pounder with a relentless low-end theory. The anxious heartbeat littered with schizophrenic percussion and alarm bells bursting into an undead army marching anthem. On "Nah So" crushing kick drums perform the body blows under intricate hi-hat programming. "KMT," the most meditative of the three, gives nods to Alan Howarth's bleak synthesizer work while high-fiving Schoolly D's drum machine.


ACRE 051EP

LOOPS HAUNT: IIVA EP 12" (ACRE 051EP) 12.50
After blazing trails with his debut album Exits (ACRE 005CD/LP) and wowing the skeptical chat rooms with his all-hardware Boiler Room blow out, the North Country bit-smasher returns. The IIVA EP is a mini-album of experiments, re-animations and rebirths. Unlike its big brother Exits, IIVA sets an immediate agenda, drums burst through fizzing tape hiss and field recorded "found sounds" are given urgency and purpose. Along with an army of hooded mystery collaborators, Pan's NHK even joins the fray with a radiophonic technoid re-rub of "IIVA." All action.

BLACK SAINT (ITALY)

BS 520004LP

HEMPHILL, JULIUS: Raw Materials and Residuals LP+CD (BS 520004LP) 25.50
One of the essential albums of '70s jazz. The music of the late great saxophonist and composer Julius Hemphill presents a strong combination of blues roots, free energy and bop complexity. Recorded in New York in 1977, Raw Materials and Residuals explodes with the tension generated between Hemphill's unique reeds, Abdul Wadud's deep pizzicato, and Don Moye's frantic drive. "One of the great titles in modern jazz chronology." --All Music Guide; Includes a CD copy of the album.


BS 520005LP

JARMAN/DON MOYE (FEAT. JOHNNY DYANI), JOSEPH: Black Paladins LP+CD (BS 520005LP) 25.50
In December 1979, two Art Ensemble Of Chicago members -- Joseph Jarman and Don Moye, along with the great South African bassist Johnny Dyani -- gathered together under the name of Black Paladins. Inspired by the words of the great black poet Henry Dumas, the music traces a deep, dense sound path; from ancient Africa through the rural American South to the modern urban contrast. After almost 35 years, Black Paladins still resounds with grace and power in the history of great black music. Includes a CD copy of the album.

BLOSSOMING NOISE

BN 061CD

PSYCHIC RALLY: Transmission 104.5 1989-1995 10CD BOX (BN 061CD) 48.00
"Psychic Rally was a monthly radio show, which broadcasted more than 60 times between 1989 and 1995 on the alternative non-profit station Radio LORA in Zurich, Switzerland. Hosted by Joke Lanz (Sudden Infant) and Rudolf Eb.er (Runzelstirn & Gurgelstøck), Psychic Rally developed new forms of radio techniques, cut-ups, sound recycling and sound manipulation. Transmission 104.5 includes 10 discs, featuring 10 broadcasts, exploring all years, with a balance between cut-ups, studio live noise, theme sessions (Swiss Folk), etc.. Compiled and digitized in 2013 from the original tapes. Housed in a custom letterpress printed box, individually numbered with text and photo pamphlet. Edition of 500."


BN 062LP

CRUMER, JASON: Disqualifier LP (BN 062LP) 18.00
"The 6th full-length studio recording and first since his move to Baltimore, Disqualifier steps beyond the shadow of Ottoman Black to yield a programmatic, mature and vulnerable setting. Dense brass, concrete sounds and mutated noise reveal a pointed narrative & unmatched compositional stroke. Equal parts harsh and ambient, Disqualifier is an exemplar for the American underground. Recorded from nothing November, 2012 through July, 2013 in Baltimore, MD. Additional musicians: Jeff Stockham french horn, Chima Faraji tuba, Jeremy Mann trumpet, & Julian Fdrums. 150gm black vinyl housed in a custom letterpress printed jacket with download code. Edition of 250."

BUREAU B (GERMANY)

BB 157LP

GROSSKOPF, HARALD: Oceanheart LP (BB 157LP) 22.00
LP version on 180 gram vinyl. "Tired of the rock format and excited by the freedoms promised by electronic music, Harald Grosskopf quit Wallenstein, a conventional rock band, in the mid-'70s to turn his attention to electronica. Grosskopf thus became the first drummer to specialize in the electronic music field. He played drums on Klaus Schulze's Body Love album and on YOU's Electric Day. When Manuel Göttsching from Ash Ra Tempel asked him if he would consider enrolling as the regular drummer in the group now rechristened Ashra, he did not need to think about it for long. Grosskopf changed course again in the '80s, this time in pursuit of commercial success: he played in the NDW (Neue Deutsche Welle) group Lilli Berlin and backed Joachim Witt on his best-selling Silberblick LP, which featured the hit 'Goldener Reiter.' Sky, the record company, were more than a little disappointed with the performance of Grosskopf's first solo effort Synthesist, so there was no great sense of urgency as far as its successor was concerned. 'They even halved my advance!' Grosskopf recalls. Oceanheart was released some six years after Synthesist. 'The album title reflects my love of transcendental meditation, of course it might be taken for watery esoterics.' (A similar vibe was evident in the cover art, hence fresh artwork has been created for the reissue). Musical equipment for the production was limited by the label's ongoing thrift program. The first Oceanheart recordings took place 'under the roof' in the Lilli Berlin Studio, Kreuzberg. They were completed at the Spandauer Studio by former Tangerine Dream member Christoph Franke. 'We mixed everything down and recorded the drums there.' Harald Grosskopf again played everything himself, except for the tablas. In keeping with its predecessor, Oceanheart was no best-seller, but, like Synthesist, it attained cult status, rediscovered in recent years through the internet by a younger generation. Harald Grosskopf himself needed time to appreciate the work: 'I only really discovered the musical quality of Oceanheart years later. I finally realized that I had created something quite special.'" --Christoph Dallach


BB 158LP

GROSSKOPF, HARALD: Synthesist LP (BB 158LP) 22.00
LP version. 180 gram vinyl. "Harald Grosskopf was in his early twenties when LSD 'blew [his] reality away,' as he recalls. Born in Hildesheim in 1949, he had previously drummed in fairly conventional rock bands, most recently for Wallenstein. Their label-boss Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser was fond of facilitating jam sessions for musicians on his Ohr und Pilz label, often supplying his 'cosmic couriers' with LSD (unbeknown to them, on occasion). In one such session, the drug inspired something of an epiphany in Grosskopf: 'There I was playing the drums when, in the midst of my euphoria, I realized that I had been imitating other drummers. Suddenly a voice spoke to me: stop trying to sound like Billy Cobham or Ginger Baker. From that moment on I felt liberated, free to drum without having to shine in a particular role.' Having discovered his own musical identity, Harald Grosskopf understood that a standard rock combo was not the ideal conduit through which to express it. Grosskopf: 'I was completely in thrall to electronic music and the total freedom that it offered. This was the music I wanted to create. I knew it would be a success, the energy levels were so high.' Grosskopf consequently left Wallenstein. 'I fell into a hole at first, wondering what I was going to do. So I sold my prized drum kit and used the money to buy a guitar, amp and echo device.' A few days later, the doorbell rang. It was Manuel Göttsching, on his way back to Berlin from a tour of France. They knew each other from Berlin's electronic scene and recording sessions for the likes of Ash Ra Tempel. Göttsching invited Grosskopf to sign up for his new project Ashra and the rest is history: Ashra (Grosskopf, Gottsching, Lutz Ulbrich alias Luul) released a series of successful albums in the years that followed. It was not until the summer of 1979, however, that he finally felt ready to release a solo album. Synthesist comprises eight instrumentals, recorded largely by Grosskopf on his own. His melodies, carried along by synthesizers and drums, were reminiscent of works by Berlin electronic friends such as Klaus Schulze and Tangerine Dream, as well as those 'cosmic' sessions of the early 1970s -- yet each melody retains a unique timbre. Synthesist is thus regarded as a classic by electronic music enthusiasts all over the world, evoking a thrilling musical era of the past with equal capacity to excite today." --Christoph Dallach

CARE IN THE COMMUNITY (UK)

CARE 008EP

ALIEN WHALE: Alien Whale EP 10" (CARE 008EP) 14.50
Alien Whale is a Brooklyn-based three piece pooling together the talents of Mottel, Langenus and Lesley, who between daytime jobs in Talibam, USAISAMONSTER and Necking possess a collective resume that cites past involvement with such luminaries as Thurston Moore, the Boredoms, Rhys Chatham and the Fluxus movement. "Astral Projections and Suicidal Thoughts" is a head-locking hypnotic trip that admirers of everything from Blue Cheer to Neu! will dig. "Space Boots Foots to Foots" provides another formidable speaker-splintering slab of big-bearded, heads-down, primordial beatnik-blistered rock-a-hula. "Anointus Venomous Atlanticus" is a hulking cosmic magic carpet ride rippled in kaleidoscopic hazes and succulently awash in the transcendental calm of arabesque mirages.

CLR (GERMANY)

CLR 079EP

FLUG: Sincrodestino 12" (CLR 079EP) 14.00
This is Flug's first release on Chris Liebing's internationally-regarded imprint, a four-track EP with original productions by the man who has become one of Argentina's most promising up-and-coming techno artists. The EP consists of the title-track "Sincrodestino," as well as further secret weapons "The Following," "Resistance" and "Consequences" -- four faultlessly-produced pieces of up-to-date, uncompromising techno. After playing out Flug's tracks all over the planet for years, it was only a matter of time until Chris Liebing would offer this gifted and skilled producer to release some of his tracks. The outcome is more than satisfying.

COMEME (ARGENTINA)

COMEME 026LP

VA: Gasoline 2LP (COMEME 026LP) 20.00
This double vinyl compilation is 100% dancefloor approved by Comemian DJs. Its tracks have been making the body mechanics work from Santiago de Chile to Cologne, from Tbilisi to Medellin, from Bucharest to Buenos Aires, from Cholula to Hollywood and back. The music was crafted by DJs from the "Inner Circle," meaning the likes of Christian S, Ana Helder, Alejandro Paz, Carisma and Djs Pareja, but also by some lovely guests Comeme welcomes here, for the first time: Voxels from Lisboa, Portugal, Zombies In Miami from Aguascalientes, México, Auntie Flo from Glasgow, UK, Rous from Mendoza, Argentina, Vaskular from Santiago de Chile and Bryan Kessler from Cologne. We start off with Auntie Flo from the label Huntleys + Palmers with "Jas," a pounding slow-jam featuring a rave signal that will make your speakers crackle and burn and your arms go up while your body goes down, down, down, to the rhythm. This one's followed by Bryan Kessler collaborating with Christian S. They deliver "Nebel Dance," an underground club track with shoulder-shaking toms and foot-stomping bass drum and bass. Switching to the next side, please welcome, again, Ana Helder, this time with "Gasoline," a crazy teknotika uptempo gem featuring Ana singing: "I wanna smell -- Gasoline! I wanna swallow -- Gasoline!" On that same side of wax we have Vaskular with "Black Jesus." Vaskular is a musician and DJ belonging to that Santiago Underground crew of Discos Pegaos, vocals by Valesuchi. Side C features a very special collaboration of Djs Pareja and Alejandro Paz, recorded at The District Union, Comeme's own studio in Berlin. Alejandro's dark Latin house inertia meets Pareja's psychedelic dancefloor terror to shape this darkroom anthem. Another psychedelic moment follows with Zombies In Miami, followed by a remix done by Carisma for Rous, a young boy from Lujan. The two last tracks are provided by Voxels and Djs Pareja. "K-Hauz" by Voxels reminds Comeme of their roots -- that southern hemisphere groove and that cutting rhythm that will make people dance in more surroundings than just the club. The package wraps up with "Si Senor" by Djs Pareja, which gives us a glance into what the future will bring.

CRYPTIC CORPORATION

MVD 6342LP

BOBUCK, CHARLES: The Residents Present: Codgers on the Moon LP (MVD 6342LP) 31.00
"Experimental instrumental solo album from Charles Bobuck, primary composer and arranger for The Residents. Limited pressing of 250. This collection of instrumental 'contraptions' abandons the dramatic, clever or ironic music of The Residents. Instead, it is a series of tuned percussive patterns laid on top of each other like an audio mosaic. Their beauty comes in the form of a kind of minimalism, though this is not mathematical-formula music. The sounds and structures are the result of human interaction and intervention."

DER DRITTE RAUM RECORDS (GERMANY)

DDR 010EP

DER DRITTE RAUM: Mogenland Remixes 12" (DDR 010EP) 12.50
After Der Dritte Raum's album Morgenland (DDR 007CD) kicked up a lot of attention in 2013, it was only a matter of time until the right remixers for the album were found. No less than four amazing producers of today's electronic music scene were allowed to have their way with these tracks, and the results are more than fitting. This 12" features four powerful club tracks from four outstanding remixers: Swayzak, Cavaan, Lars Wickinger and Franz Noiser.

DESOLAT (GERMANY)

DESOLAT 038EP

TRAUMER: Dedust 2x12" (DESOLAT 038EP) 20.00
Traumer aka Romain joins the roster of Loco Dice's Desolat imprint. "Hoodlum" eases us in with a bass-driven, funk-infused groove fuelled by jazzy melodies and gritty drum sounds. "Insola," follows this with distorted rhythms, swirling vocal licks, and a Detroit-tinged stab sequence. "Shuttering" tips the focus towards weighty percussive elements while the processed chord hits subtly drive the movement of the composition. "Static Run" blends a hypnotic arpeggio with bubbling, low-slung percussion and expansive atmospherics. "Swish" features a minimalistic drum groove and classic dub tactics while "Wasp" tips the vibe back to peak hours. "Chord X" and "Mobius" features chord sequences and tripped-out, meandering synth lines.

DIAGONAL (UK)

DIAG 006LP

DEATH COMET CREW: Ghost Among the Crew 2LP (DIAG 006LP) 25.50
Last copies of this 2013 release. Ghost Among the Crew marks the return of abrasive and furiously funky hip-hop deconstructionists Death Comet Crew, for the first time since the '80s. It's a remarkable trip: a consolidation of their early feral disassemblies of hip-hop and electro, but also broader in scope, chewing up and spitting out fragments of soul, jazz fusion, punk and industrial music. Death Comet Crew were founded in New York City in 1983 by Stuart Argabright, a founding member of post-punk/industrial mavericks Ike Yard and the mind behind Dominatrix and later, Black Rain. Their sound, then as now, was a singular proposition: urban in mood, exploratory, often compellingly danceable, yet confrontational. It emerged from the interweaving talents of the group's varied members: guitarist Michael Diekmann (of Ike Yard), bassist Shinichi Shimokawa (later of Black Rain) and Nick Taylor aka DJ High Priest, frequently joined by the late, great hip-hop artist and graffiti writer Rammellzee. Having recorded two studio EPs, 1985's At the Marble Bar (featuring Rammellzee) and its follow-up Mystic Eyes, the group disbanded barely a year after forming. They left behind a reputation for their incendiary live performances, several recordings from which were gathered on crucial 2004 compilation This Is Riphop. Ghost Among the Crew -- its title a homage to Rammellzee -- hones the group's abrasive early experimentations while tripping into bold and astrally-minded new territory. Alongside the core quartet of Argabright, Diekmann, Shimokawa and Taylor are new voices, including Rapscallion (a friend of Rammellzee's), Jessica 6/Hercules & Love Affair singer Nomi Ruiz, and Carolyn "Honeychild" Coleman. Its eight tracks are steeped in the impulsive spirit of electric Miles and the deep space romances of Sun Ra, and possessed of an enigmatic yet undeniable pop edge. But equally they're pricked with urban paranoia and dread, traits that have long been hallmarks of Argabright's musical projects. Limited stock, one per customer.

DIRT CREW (GERMANY)

DIRT 080EP

LA DESH, BEN: Stellar Talk EP 12" (DIRT 080EP) 14.00
On this four-track EP, Ben La Desh digs even deeper in his universe of moody house, taking the tempo down and making the grooves tight and driving. "Stellar Talk" evolves around a great, pumping bass line and wide atmospheric textures with hints of disco and even '80s sounds. "Whiplash" is a much darker affair, twirling around a phased sound that places the whole mood of the track in a spacey, almost sci-fi movie scenery. "Moon Swing" is a real dancefloor joint and features great sampling and atmospheric Vangelis-like soundscapes. "Call Her" features a slow beat with a hip-hop, break-beat and cowbell thing going on.

DISSONANT (SPAIN)

DISS 022EP

MEDU: Shi-Sei EP 12" (DISS 022EP) 12.50
Dissonant starts off the 2014 season in Ibiza with the talented Spanish producer Medu. This new EP meets the Dissonant vision of adventurous and sensuous electronic music. Medu's minimal roots immerse us into wild, energetic drums and organic details. "Shi-Sei" adventures into loose breakbeat and flows with its central drum sample, constantly weaving textures and percussion in and out of the groove for a nerve-tingling trip. "Bronq" has a more free-spirited approach, and a more steady tech-house beat, with a bit of atmospheric sounds, turning this tune into a futuristic carnival experience.

DIYNAMIC (GERMANY)

DIYNAMIC 066-D

H.O.S.H.: H.O.S.H. Presents Forever Young 4 10" (DIYNAMIC 066-D) 14.00
The long-awaited collaboration of H.O.S.H. & Andhim -- the grand finale in H.O.S.H.'s "Forever Young" series. Up first is the mighty "Captain" -- a suitable title considering H.O.S.H.'s DJ adventures on the high seas in Ibiza. It's a deep track driven along by rich drums and warm bass notes as rough metal percussion lashes about in the foreground. "Writer" is another lush bit of artistic and musical house music with woody percussive sounds, somber downbeat chords and more ethereal pads.

DOXY (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)

ACV 2001LP

COLTRANE, JOHN: Stardust LP (ACV 2001LP) 22.00
During his final months with Miles Davis' group, John Coltrane participated in a number of recording sessions for Prestige and New Jazz independently of Davis (though frequently with one or more members of the Davis rhythm section) in both leader and side-man roles. This album continues the already extensive series of recordings from that period which is now in release. Limited edition of 500 copies pressed on audiophile clear vinyl (ACV). Audiophile clear vinyl is made using the highest quality co-polymer available and processed without any carbon additive in order to dramatically reduce the "electrical distortion" often found on records. By itself the co-polymer of vinyl is transparent. In order to make the record black in color the plant must use a carbon additive with trace metals that can become magnetized. This is what causes electrical distortion during playback. That is the reason why Doxy chose to offer these records on audiophile clear vinyl.


ACV 2002LP

COLTRANE, JOHN: The Believer LP (ACV 2002LP) 22.00
This album, recorded in 1958 by John Coltrane when he was beginning to come into his own, is appropriately titled. There can be no doubt -- even in the minds of those who do not much care for his kind of jazz -- that Trane is a believer. He had to be, to go his own way as uncompromisingly as he has done. And his faith in his own way did bear fruit. Limited edition of 500 copies pressed on audiophile clear vinyl (ACV).


ACV 2003LP

COLTRANE, JOHN: Jazz Way Out LP (ACV 2003LP) 22.00
This album was conceived and recorded in 1958 as an experiment by some of the important "new" faces in modern jazz, under the leadership of Wilbur Harden, with the young, talented John Coltrane, the fresh-voiced Curtis Fuller and Tommy Flanagan that blend opinions and expression in an album of extended improvisational forms. Limited edition of 500 copies pressed on audiophile clear vinyl (ACV).


ACV 2005LP

COLTRANE QUARTET, JOHN: Ballads LP (ACV 2005LP) 22.00
Donald Byrd once said, "After all these years of playing, I've come to the conclusion that one of the most difficult things to do is play a melody straight and play it well, with good tone and feeling." That is what John Coltrane does on this album, with McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones. Up-tempo playing presents one set of difficulties; ballads present another. An unrecovered error is more conspicuous in a ballad than in a stream of high-speed notes. Limited edition of 500 copies pressed on audiophile clear vinyl (ACV).


ACV 2021LP

CHARLES, RAY: Genius + Soul = Jazz LP (ACV 2021LP) 22.00
The original Genius + Soul = Jazz was recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studios in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, late in 1960. The music had the unfiltered blues-riff sound of the 1940s Count Basie band with a little something extra. The Basie part is authentic -- Ray Charles employed the majority of the Count's contemporary band that included the likes of trumpeters Thad Jones and Joe Newman, tenor saxophonists Billy Mitchell and Frank Wess, guitarist Freddie Green and drummer Sonny Payne. The little something else might be Charles playing organ, predating Jimmy Smith's Verve big band outings of the mid-1960s. But there is something else, an indescribable something that tempers any genre with soul. That is Ray Charles. The arrangers included longtime Charles associate Quincy Jones and Ralph Burns and were recorded over December 26-27, 1960. A numbered limited edition, pressed on 140 gram Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV).


ACV 2022LP

TYNER, MCCOY: Live at Newport LP (ACV 2022LP) 22.00
The first live album from the great McCoy Tyner, one of the most influential pianists in the history of jazz music. Recorded at the 1963 Newport Jazz Festival and released on the Impulse! label in 1964. According to Willis Conover's original liner notes, Tyner was worn out from playing Montreal the night before, and he was paired with three musicians he'd never played with before (trumpeter Clark Terry, alto saxophonist Charlie Mariano, and bassist Bob Cranshaw), two of whom were using borrowed instruments. What is a surprise is that not only does the group hold together, but they excel. They sound empathetic, as if they've played many times before, yet there are enough sparks to signal that they're still unsure of what the other will play. "It's straight-ahead hard bop in the best possible sense..." A numbered limited edition pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV).


ACV 2023LP

COOKE, SAM: The Wonderful World of Sam Cooke LP (ACV 2023LP) 22.00
The Wonderful World of Sam Cooke is the fifth studio album by the legendary American singer-songwriter Sam Cooke. One of the records originally released on Keen, in this album we find Sam combining the best of his talents on 12 selections that run the gamut of musical forms and styles: from the popular ballad and uptempo "top 40" type of song to the heartfelt spiritual and blues. "Needless to say, The Wonderful World of Sam Cooke would not be complete without the inclusion of his popular hit recording of 'Wonderful World.' --from the original liner notes. A numbered limited edition pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV).


ACV 2024LP

GILBERTO, JOAO: Chega de Saudade LP (ACV 2024LP) 22.00
"(...) It would probably not be an overstatement to call this the most influential Brazilian album of all time. Originally released in 1959, João Gilberto's Chega de Saudade is the album cited as creating bossa nova, so to say that it lit a fire in the music world would be putting it mildly. It would be perhaps more accurate to say that it influenced so many musicians both at home (Caetano Veloso, Jorge Ben, etc.) and abroad (Stan Getz, Herbie Mann, Charlie Byrd) that it effectively single-handedly changed the way people both made and listened to music, and put Brazilian artists on the map. Almost every song on this album has gone on to become a standard (...)" --from the original liner notes. A numbered limited edition pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV).


ACV 4001LP

BLEY/ORNETTE COLEMAN/DON CHERRY/CHARLIE HADEN/BILLY HIGGINS, PAUL: Live at the Hillcrest Club 1958 2LP (ACV 4001LP) 28.50
This record marks a turning point in jazz history. It may be the earliest recorded example of what Ornette Coleman later called free jazz, and it represents the first rumblings of the revolutionary movement which eventually shifted jazz thinking away from bebop. This double LP includes the complete show recorded live at The Hillcrest Club of Los Angeles in 1958 and is pressed on audiophile clear vinyl (ACV) in a limited edition of 500 copies.


DOK 332LP

JAMES, ETTA: Sings for Lovers LP+CD (DOK 332LP) 25.50
This is the fourth album by the Soul Queen Etta James, originally released in 1962, and this is her tribute to love and the lovers. Here also on CD for the first time ever. This rare gem of a collection of love songs in the soul-funky style is one of the best records ever made, and you won't believe it was made more than 50 years ago, so clear and real is its message.


DOK 333LP

KING, FREDDY: Freddy King Sings LP+CD (DOK 333LP) 25.50
Freddy King Sings is the legendary first album from the great Freddy King -- a blazing, masterful blues guitarist, a gorgeous, heartbreaking singer, and a huge influence on Eric Clapton, Jimmy and Stevie Ray Vaughn, and many other performers. Originally released in 1961, this version includes 6 instrumental bonus tracks. CD included featuring full album. 180 gram vinyl.


DOK 334LP

KING, FREDDY: Bossa Nova and Blues LP+CD (DOK 334LP) 25.50
Freddy King -- a blazing, masterful blues guitarist, a gorgeous, heartbreaking singer, and a huge influence on Eric Clapton, Jimmy and Stevie Ray Vaughn, and many other performers -- made his original and greatest recordings for Cincinnati's King/ Federal labels between 1960 and 1966. This places him at the very end of the "golden age" of postwar, electric-guitar-band blues styles -- that is, of the period, from the late '40s to the late '60s, when this music was principally a popular black music form, played by black musicians for black audiences. One of the things that sets this Texas-born, Chicago-trained master apart from other great blues singer-guitarists of the post-war period is his use of the electric guitar, not only to punctuate his singing with answering riffs and solo choruses, but to take the spotlight on its own in a large body of infectious, driving, distinctive, and brilliant instrumental tunes. Freddy King Sings (1961) and Bossa Nova and Blues (1963) are beautiful examples of his style in the '60s. From the B.B. King school, but with his own searing style of singing and playing, it's a must for fans of modern blues. Every one of these editions contains six bonus tracks taken from his second instrumental album Let's Hide Away and Dance Away, so you can buy two and get three albums indeed! CD included featuring full album. 180 gram vinyl.


DOX 853LP

MONK WITH SONNY ROLLINS & FRANK FOSTER, THELONIOUS: Monk LP (DOX 853LP) 23.50
It's truly astonishing how much Thelonious Monk can do with so little. Working with an all-star ensemble including Sonny Rollins and Art Blakey, Monk will settle into a small section of the melody laid out in the opening of the song, playing endlessly with rhythmic variations and possibilities for dissonance. These explorations never become self-indulgent, but rather create new spaces within the songs that his band can explore. This 1954 album begins with "We See," using the unusual rhythms that are Monk's trademark. High notes played by the horn section serve as punctuation on the song's main melodic theme. Monk plays a relaxed solo, and Frank Foster continues the laid back tone. Ray Copeland changes the dynamic with spiraling flurries of notes.


DOX 856LP

BURRELL, KENNY: Vol. 2 LP (DOX 856LP) 23.50
2011 release. Originally released in 1956 on Blue Note. Cover artwork by Andy Warhol. Kenny Burrell is a guitarist summa cum plectrum. His talents are even more dazzlingly displayed in the present collection, thanks to the variety of settings in which he is heard. A total of a dozen sidemen helped to provide his accompaniments on the eight numbers in this set, though no more than five of them are heard jointly on any one track. Kenny can be heard in a completed unaccompanied excursion; in a simple rhythm section setting; as part of a wailing quintet; and taking part in a night club jam session that involves two horns, rhythm and himself. Clearly, then, there is no danger at any time that monotony will set in.


DOX 857LP

SHAW, ARTIE: Both Feet in the Groove LP (DOX 857LP) 23.50
Born in New York City in 1910 and raised in New Haven, Connecticut, Artie Shaw worked for several years as a saxophonist and clarinetist in name bands, and as a freelance studio musician in Manhattan radio and recording work, before his career as a bandleader began, almost by accident, in 1935. In the spring of 1937 Artie started a new band with the regular saxes-brass-rhythm instrumentation. This was the band that catapulted him to fame a year later when he recorded Begin the Beguine. Some of the numbers on this 1956 album go back to that era; in fact one tune, "Comin' On," was recorded on the same day at the same session as the historic Beguine-July 24, 1938. This Shaw panorama should convince you that, in truth, Artie Shaw at all times has had both feet in the groove.


DOY 012LP

GAINSBOURG, SERGE: 1 2 3 4 2LP BOX (DOY 012LP) 61.00
A double album compendium of the first four EPs from the best chansonniere playboy of the 20th century, Serge Gainsbourg. This deluxe boxed set from Doxy includes a 12-page book with the lyrics for all 35 songs, plus reproductions of both sides of the original covers with original liner notes. Pressed on audiophile clear vinyl. Limited, hand-numbered edition of 1,000 copies.


DOY 013LP

BEATLES, THE: Thirty Weeks in 1963 LP BOX (DOY 013LP) 61.00
Deluxe LP featuring a 16-page booklet with rare photos documenting the first days of Beatlemania. Through 30 weeks, from February 11 to September 12, the best band of all-time is here captured, in the days before their American invasion. Pressed on audiophile clear vinyl. Limited hand-numbered edition of 2,000 copies.


DOY 630BOX

JOHNSON, ROBERT: King Of The Delta Blues: The Complete Recordings 3LP BOX (DOY 630BOX) 61.00
2014 repress. "Despite his untimely death, the man managed to squeeze in a lot in his 27 short years on this earth, enough to earn him the title of 'King of the Delta Blues'. Pretty impressive, given the competition! Johnson's style has influenced everyone from Muddy Waters to Eric Clapton and he is widely considered to be one of the greatest guitar players to have ever lived! A widely reported legend of Johnson selling his soul to the Devil in order to gain prowess on the guitar seems likely given the talent the man possessed. This triple LP box set chronicles his short but legendary career, featuring everything Johnson ever recorded, including the many songs that made him famous and have long since become blues standards. Absolutely essential in any collection!" Includes poster and 8-page, large-format book with lyrics.


DOY 660LP

VAN RONK, DAVE: Sings Ballads, Blues & A Spiritual LP (DOY 660LP) 23.50
2014 repress. "'Not infrequently I am taken to task for the manner in which I approach my material,' folk singer and guitar player Dave Van Ronk (1936-2002) wrote in the liner notes to Ballads, Blues, and a Spiritual. A white New Yorker singing traditional Southern black songs, he distinguished himself from others who adopted this repertoire by imitating the way he heard black musicians perform. 'Although I can appreciate the 'white approach' to Negro folksongs and enjoy the work of many of its adherents, I still reserve the right to sing these songs in the style to which I am accustomed, partly because of habit, and partly, I confess, because I feel that my way is the 'right way'.' Originally released in 1959 on Folkways, this release was Van Ronk's first record. It contains the tracks 'If You Leave Me Pretty Momma,' 'Backwater Blues,' 'K.C. Moan,' 'How Long,' and 'John Henry'. Liner notes include photos, lyrics, song histories, and an introduction by Van Ronk."


DOY 661LP

VAN RONK, DAVE: Sings LP (DOY 661LP) 23.50
2014 repress. "Born in Brooklyn in 1936, Dave Van Ronk was Bob Dylan's 'first New York guru,' writes Dylan's biographer Robert Shelton. 'Dave Van Ronk was the musical mayor of MacDougal Street,' Shelton continues, 'and... a walking museum of the blues.' Originally released on Folkways in 1961, this album features fifteen songs, including a parody of 'Nearer My God to Thee': 'Georgie and the IRT.' Liner notes include song lyrics and song histories."


DOY 698LP

ASHBY, DOROTHY: The Jazz Harpist LP (DOY 698LP) 23.50
The 1957 recording debut of the most famous jazz harpist! Featuring: Frank Wess (flute), Eddie Jones (bass), Wendall Marshall (bass), and Ed Thigpen (drums). Years ago the All Star polls in jazz were primarily concerned with trumpets, trombones, saxophones and the usual rhythm instruments, but of late the situation has changed in order to welcome new instruments and players into the ever-broadening aspect of jazz performance. Now, such widely varied instruments as the cello, accordion, and flute are accepted as contributing members of the jazz group or orchestra. And here Regent is presenting still another voice for jazz expression: the harp. No, this isn't the first time a harp has been used on a jazz date. But, I can't recall when a harp was featured as a solo instrument within a jazz context as it is here. The harpist of reference is Dorothy Ashby, and in her recording debut she is featured as the leader of a thoroughly refreshing group as well as a soloist, composer and arranger of great merit. Pressed on 140 gram virgin vinyl.


DOY 699LP

ROLLING STONES, THE: The Rolling Stones LP (DOY 699LP) 23.50
This is a compilation of The Rolling Stones studio sessions in chronological order. Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman starting their sessions at I.B.C. Studios, 35, Portland Place close to Regent Street in London where the LP cover picture was taken in early 1963. The first six tracks were recorded between the 28th of January & the 2nd of February. "Come On"/"I Want to Be Loved" is their first 7" recorded at Olympic in London on May 10th. In the hot summer of 1963, between July and August, they recorded at the Decca Studios "Poison Ivy," "It Should Be," and "Fortune Teller." On the 14th and 15th of September they were in Kingsway, London for their first EP with "You Better Move On," "Bye Bye Johnny" and "Money." Then they came back to the I.B.C. Studios on October 5th to record: "Come On," "Memphis Tennessee," "Roll Over Beethoven," and "I Just Want to Make Love to You." Two days later, in Kingsway, they recorded the last two songs of this compilation.

ECHOCORD COLOUR (GERMANY)

ECHOCOL 029EP

CLEMENTI, ROBERTO: Bonton EP Part 2 12" (ECHOCOL 029EP) 14.00
Here comes the second EP by a new artist on Echocord Colour, the super-talented Roberto Clementi from Italy. Roberto is one of the most inventive and creative electronic music artists currently making his name known in the underground scene at the moment. Roberto is mostly known for his releases on Soma, and he recently released his first album. He has also been releasing on Brendon Moeller's label Steadfast Records. The track "Barrel" is a super-powerful techno track full of deepness, heavy stabs and dubby elements. "Traps" is a slower, heavy dub-techno trip also perfect for the peak-time hour. Remix by Norman Nodge.

EM RECORDS (JAPAN)

EM 1127LP

INRYO-FUEN: Early Works 1980-82 LP (EM 1127LP) 23.50
Vinyl version with 4 tracks (from the 6-track CD). Innersleeve with liner notes and lyrics, as well as photos. With this release, EM Records shine a light into the dark and yet strangely uplifting world of Inryo-fuen's early '80s wonderland: a surreal, adventurously analog, positively negative realm of freedom. Following the EM Records release of Inryo-fuen's enigmatic Ho-aku (EM 1125CD), Early Years 1980-82 collects the band's earliest recordings, originally released on flexi and vinyl, here re-edited, re-mixed and remastered. With enlightening notes by band member Jun Harada providing historical background and recording information, stressing their love of improvisation and their ongoing quest for liberation, this is a landmark release, offering a glimpse into a hitherto inaccessible netherworld of the Tokyo/Yokohama post-punk underground. The music here, all improvised, with many of the pieces recorded live, have an edge-of-the-world electricity, informed by the group's fascination with the Surrealist idea of Automatic Writing. The launch point is a brutalist, knuckle-dragging Conrad/Faust thug-riff featuring the hectoring rants of a stage-invading student activist, dramatically melded with the music by the sound engineer. From there we traverse manifold realms, variously propulsive and static, dense and pointillistic, threatening and whimsical, opaque and translucent. Inryo-fuen's searching use of the basic rock instrumentation of drums, bass and guitar is augmented with keyboards and, on one piece, acoustic instrumentation. No overdubs, no vocals. Only sound and freedom.

ENGRAVE LTD (GERMANY)

ELTD 005EP

PALESE, DODI: Greetings from the Solar System Remixes 12" (ELTD 005EP) 12.50
Here comes the second part vinyl of Dodi Palese's Greetings from the Solar System remix project featuring special treatments by Marcello Napoletano, Musumeci, Myk Derill and Owen Jay & Melchior Sultana.

ETRURIA BEAT (ITALY)

ETB 018EP

DAST: Architect 12" (ETB 018EP) 12.50
DAST (aka Daniel Strazzullo) is a young and talented Italian producer based in Naples. This release is the perfect combination of analog electronic sounds and hypnotic melodies that will take you back in time to the pioneers of techno and house. If you like raw drums and analog synths paired with great arrangements, it is time to listen to this release. Oliver Deutschmann delivers a very percussive reinterpretation spiced with some hypnotic synths. For the second remix, Huge brings some pure techno with a fat analog bass line.

FONAL (FINLAND)

FR 096LP

JARSE: Det gar runt igen LP (FR 096LP) 21.00
LP version. Formed in the early days of the current decade, Jarse are a power duo from Turku who swear by the name of psychedelic minimalism. Det gar runt igen is the band's meticulously-honed debut album -- one that has been nearly finished for years but, owing to a number of unlucky coincidences, hasn't seen the light of day until now. Among the stand-out moments on the album are a five-minute guitar solo, the longest yet on a Fonal release, as well as the title-track, which redefines the Swedish-language psychedelia in Finland. These are the tools with which Jarse blaze the trail for the psychedelic revolution. The album also features colleagues from related outfits Kiila and Shogun Kunitoki, and it was mastered by Risto Ylihärsilä of label-mates Risto. As a band, Jarse didn't materialize out of thin air: the members have served time in other bands such as Shogun Kunitoki, Kiila, Pymathon, Kemialliset Ystävät, Taco Bells, Dimi's Re-connected (who operate Erkki Kurenniemi's erstwhile instruments) and Pollot. During their short existence, Jarse have toured extensively beyond the band's native borders, enrapturing audiences in Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, France, Switzerland, Britain, the Netherlands and Belgium, as well in as all the Nordic countries, Iceland included. The band has visited most of these countries more than once. Jarse shows feature a self-built lighting system synchronized with sound and other measurable vibrations. The stereoscopic cover art was made using the cross-eye technique. For practical reasons, the artwork has been left for the end user to finish. To achieve the intended effect, remove the record itself and place the empty cover on something soft. When you observe the cover, you'll see several numbered crosses. Stick a pin into each cross, using a different color for each number. Don't push the pins all the way down; the appropriate depth is up to each album buyer's personal preference. As a result, you'll have created a stereoscopic installation. If you wish, you can also do this using pins from the official Jarse pin collection, sold separately. Jarse are currently working on a follow-up to their debut, a full-length soundtrack to the movie classic Conan the Barbarian (1982).


FR 097LP

GOODIEPAL: Battlefleet Gothic: Live in Roskilde 2000 2LP Pic. (FR 097LP) 29.00
Goodiepal or Gaeoudjiparl van den Dobbelsteen, whose real name is Parl Kristian Bjørn Vester, is a controversial Danish/Faroese musician and composer. The eccentric and self-made Goodiepal has influenced the course of modern music through radical excursions into computer technology and media art. Until recently, he has been employed as a teacher at DIEM (Danish Institute for Electroacoustic Music) at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, Denmark. Goodiepal declared intellectual war against the stupidity in modern computer music and media art, which is to say against The Royal Academy of Music, when he quit the job in 2008. As of 2012 he lives somewhere in Europe and is married to the road. Fonal Records releases a live recording from 2000 in Roskilde. The package is a luxurious double picture vinyl that comes with a four-page 30x30cm insert.


FR 098LP

POLLOT: Pollot LP (FR 098LP) 21.00
LP version. Fonal Records present the debut album by Pöllöt. Pöllöt are a Finnish rock band formed in Turku in 2012. Previously, the band has released a tape called Ekat demot (trans. "Early Demos") and played shows in Finland. Despite their brief history, the band have caused a stir in the music press and won over audiences up and down the country. Their music is a combination of the effortless joy of playing together and their catchy lyrics and melodies. The lyrics are boldly experimental little stories, adventures in the mysteries of daily life. Mood-wise, the material ranges from upbeat rock songs to rather more peaceful numbers. The members of Pöllöt have in the past played in bands such as Cats On Fire, The New Tigers, Lau Nau, Kiila, Jarse, Barry Andrewsin Disko, Goodnight Monsters and Kauppilan Puutarha. Jaakko Tolvi (guitar and vocals), Janne Kauppinen (guitar and vocals), Markus Jalonen (bass), Ville Hopponen (drums) and Jukka Herva (keyboard and vocals) have, between them, played on dozens of releases. There are three vocalists in Pöllöt. "Tapetaan aikaa," sung by Jaakko Tolvi, is a real Pöllöt rocker with a murder-story lyric to boot, while "Valonsateet," sung by Janne Kauppinen, is a beautiful little pop tune. The album closer "Sade loppuu" is a multi-part mini-epic about making jam. Even though the songs have been carefully written and arranged, there's plenty of space for improvisation and surprises. The music of Pöllöt sounds as though it has always been there. Pöllöt recorded their debut album in August 2013 at Aanikuva Studios in Turku. The album was mixed and produced by Jari Suominen (of Shogun Kunitoki/Jarse fame). The mastering was done by Samuli Tanner. In the studio, the aim was to capture the idiosyncratic sound of Pöllöt. The album cover was designed and created by Timo Marila.

FULL PUPP (NORWAY)

FP 044EP

MORKEN, OYVIND: Gnagsar i hjernen 12" (FP 044EP) 14.00
Another edition of Full Pupp's jaw-breaking, tongue-twisting mouthful in their original Nordic language series. "Gnagsar i hjernen," "Fjerde av den forste bolgen," not sure what that means... but it does sound good! Oslo's highly talented Oyvind Morken's weekly Wednesday night residency "Untzdag" at Jaeger has become an institution in Oslo, drawing in a crowd of open-minded party freaks. In the last 10 years, he has been caught DJing throughout Scandinavia and the Balkans, from the north to the south of Europe and around the UK, getting support from various different heads across the scene, such as techno godfather Juan Atkins and notorious crate-digger Lovefingers.


FP 045EP

TRULZ & ROBIN: I Takeskogen 12" (FP 045EP) 14.00
Trulz & Robin are Trulz Kvam and Robin Crafoord, hailing from, yes of course, Oslo, and producing a mixture of deranged (in a great way) and extremely deep Detroit-influenced Transmat-esque slow electronic house which they rightly call "acid-house gone organic." "I Takeskogen" and "Mosemannen" are two moving and seriously mesmerizing killer tracks that win and win with each listen and totally stand out from the mass of today's releases.

GUERSSEN RECORDS (SPAIN)

GUESS 132LP

LINNEGAR'S SNAKESHED, STEVE: Classic Epics LP (GUESS 132LP) 25.50
Gatefold LP version. Steve Linnegar was an accomplished songwriter, musician, painter and martial arts disciple. A legendary figure from the South African '60s-'70s underground music scene, the "hippie king of Cape Town" formed the Snakeshed band in the '70s along with top guitar-player Martin Kopelowitz and keyboardist/producer Peter Hubner. Refusing offers from some record labels who insisted they should go "commercial," they decided to record and release their first album, Classic Epics, all by themselves. Released in 1982 on their own private label, this record is one of the South African prog/psych crown jewels. Features layers of acoustic/electric guitars, Gilmour-alike guitar solos, ultra-melodic vocals, effects, and cool Tao-inspired lyrics. Culminates in the haunting 14-minute long "Desert." Remastered from the original tapes for the first time. Includes an insert with rare photos and liner notes by Aaron Milenski (Acid Archives).


GUESS 138LP

SWORDEDGE: Swordedge LP (GUESS 138LP) 25.50
First-ever vinyl reissue of this mysterious and haunting UK folk album, originally released as a private pressing in 1980. Totally '70s sound with nice male/female vocals, acoustic guitars, flute, and percussion. Compared to Spriguns, Tickawinda, and Gallery. 24-bit remastering and new, improved artwork with liner notes by band member Dave Smith. "...a delicate acoustic LP in the manner of Tickawinda." --Richard Falk (Galactic Ramble); "Ignore the year on this, it's massively rare and one of the best UK folk LPs you'll ever hear. Two accomplished acoustic guitarists, one of whom also sings, and a great female lead vocalist. Fantastic sound on this LP, it feels like they're right in the room with you. They perform a mix of traditional British folk songs and engaging original material; really a great band and they would surely have been signed to Decca or CBS a decade earlier." --Clark Faville

HOUNDSTOOTH (UK)

HTH 023EP

18+: Crow/Horn 7" (HTH 023EP) 14.00
18+ have garnered acclaim with a trilogy of mixtapes, leading to commissions by Prada and the Venice Biennale. Blending lyrical themes of sexual ambiguity, anonymity, voyeurism and fantasy in the digital era with a minimal, yet catchy electronic hip-hop-meets-R&B aesthetic, their intrigue is deepened by how little is known about this U.S. boy-girl duo. Their first commercial release featuring "Crow" ("a bass-heavy, finger-click-laden banger" --Tiny Mix Tapes), backed with "Horn" ("haunting" --Dummy), is the first 7" on the label and is pressed to white, dinked vinyl in a strictly limited run of 300 copies worldwide. Cut and mastered by Matt Colton.

IMPORTANT RECORDS

IMPREC 140CD

OLIVEROS, PAULINE: Accordion & Voice CD (IMPREC 140CD) 14.00
2014 repress now packaged in a 6 panel digipak with heavy-duty stock and a matte finish. Pauline Oliveros (b. 1930) is an accordionist and composer who currently resides in Kingston, New York. Her instrument is tuned in just intonation and she often includes it in her meditative improvisational music. Her music is not meditative in the sense that it is intended for listening to while meditating, rather each piece is a form of meditation, such as her aptly-titled "Sonic Meditations." "Accordion & Voice was the first of my recordings as a soloist. I was living in an A-frame house in a meadow just below Mount Tremper at Zen Mountain Center. I had a wonderful view of the graceful saddle mountain top. When away on a performance trip I would imagine the mountain as I played 'Rattlesnake Mountain.' I followed the feelings and sensations of my many experiences of the mountain -- the changing colors of the season, the breezes and winds blowing through the grasses and trees. 'Horse Sings from Cloud' taught me to listen to the depth of a tone and to have patience. Rather than initiating musical impulses of motion, melody and harmony I wanted to hear the subtlety of a tone taking space and time to develop. The tones linger and resonate in the body, mind, instrument and performance space. My thanks to Important Music for bringing these pieces to be heard again." --Pauline Oliveros, 2007


IMPREC 141CD

OLIVEROS, PAULINE: The Wanderer CD (IMPREC 141CD) 14.00
2014 repress now packaged in a 6 panel digipak with heavy-duty stock and a matte finish. The Wanderer is based on a single modal scale (B C# D D# E F# G#) and rhythmic modes based on a meter consisting of 3/4 and 3/8. Part I, "Song," is intended to explore the unique resonant qualities of accordion reeds through long sounds. Subtle variations come about from differences in tuning and air pressure. Part II, "Dance," demonstrates the sharp accenting power of the accordion bellows in a mixture of cross rhythms characteristic of jigs, reels, batucadas, Bulgars, Klezmer forms, Cajun dances, and music of other diverse cultures. The Wanderer was composed in November, 1982 especially for the Springfield Accordion Orchestra, directed by Sam Falcetti. This recording documents The Wanderer's world premiere, as it was performed January 27, 1983 at Marymount Manhattan Theatre. The orchestra consists of 20 accordions, two bass accordions, and five percussions, with Pauline Oliveros as soloist, Sam Falcetti conducting. "Horse Sings from Cloud," written in 1975, is one of Oliveros' best-known works. Like most of her "Sonic Meditations," it can be performed vocally and/or instrumentally, solo or in collaboration. A solo version of "Horse Sings from Cloud" has been recorded on Accordion & Voice. An early version of the score reads, "Sustain a tone or sound until any desire to change it disappears. When there is no longer any desire to change the tone or sound, then change it." This time, "Horse Sings from Cloud" is performed in ensemble. Joining Pauline Oliveros on bandoneon are Heloise Gold on harmonium, Julia Haines on accordion, and Linda Montano on concertina. This quartet version incorporates the microtonal differences in tuning of the selected instruments, creating shimmering reed sounds somewhat similar to the shimmering of a Balinese gamelan.


IMPREC 352CD

OLIVEROS, PAULINE: Reverberations: Tape & Electronic Music 1961-1970 12CD BOX (IMPREC 352CD) 94.00
2014 repress. Dense 12 disc retrospective of Pauline Oliveros' early and unreleased electronic work, including her very first piece for tape made in 1961. The majority of these pieces had never before been released. Organized chronologically by studio, this set not only documents Pauline's earliest electronic music, but it also functions as an early history of electronic music itself. Extensive liner notes including essays from Pauline Oliveros, Alex Chechile, Ramon Sender, David Bernstein, Corey Arcangel and Benjamin Tinker. This box set was originally released in conjunction with Pauline Oliveros' 80th birthday celebrations. Pauline Oliveros, composer, performer and humanitarian, is an important pioneer in American Music. Acclaimed internationally, for four decades she has explored sound -- forging new ground for herself and others. Through improvisation, electronic music, ritual, teaching and meditation, she has created a body of work with such breadth of vision that it profoundly effects those who experience it and eludes many who try to write about it. Oliveros has been honored with awards, grants and concerts internationally. Whether performing at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., in an underground cavern, or in the studios of West German Radio, Oliveros' commitment to interaction with the moment is unchanged. She can make the sound of a sweeping siren into another instrument of the ensemble. Through "Deep Listening Pieces" and earlier "Sonic Meditations," Oliveros introduced the concept of incorporating all environmental sounds into musical performance. To make a pleasurable experience of this requires focused concentration, skilled musicianship and strong improvisational skills, which are the hallmarks of Oliveros' form. In performance Oliveros uses an accordion which has been re-tuned in two different systems of her just intonation in addition to electronics to alter the sound of the accordion and to explore the individual characteristics of each room. Pauline Oliveros has built a loyal following through her concerts, recordings, publications and musical compositions that she has written for soloists and ensembles in music, dance, theater and interarts companies. She has also provided leadership within the music community from her early years as the first Director of the Center for Contemporary Music (formerly the Tape Music Center at Mills), director of the Center for Music Experiment during her 14 year tenure as professor of music at the University of California at San Diego to acting in an advisory capacity for organizations such as The National Endowment for the Arts, The New York State Council for the Arts, and many private foundations. She now serves as Distinguished Research Professor of Music at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Darius Milhaud Composer in Residence at Mills College. Oliveros has been vocal about representing the needs of individual artists, about the need for diversity and experimentation in the arts, and promoting cooperation and good will among people.

JIAOLONG (UK)

JIAOLONG 012EP

CARIBOU: Can't Do Without You 12" (JIAOLONG 012EP) 12.00
"A VERY LIMITED one-sided 12" featuring an extended version of Caribou's new single 'Can't Do Without You'."

KAY-DEE RECORDS

KDBOOKS 001-7

DOPE, KENNY: Kenny Dope Presents Wild Style Breakbeats 7x7" Box (KDBOOKS 001-7) 72.00
"Kay-Dee Records, the online store and label owned and operated by Kenny Dope, takes things to the next level with the debut of its 'Book Series.' Kenny's vision for Kay-Dee's first book was to create a premium set with a mix of well-known and never-before-seen 'Wild Style' photos, in addition to liner notes detailing the stories behind the music of one of his favorite films. Teaming up with Get On Down, the record label and online boutique dedicated to presenting and celebrating music with unique packaging and exclusive extras, the two have come together to release this impressive and historically-significant musical trophy item: The Wild Style Breakbeats. The book features the following elements: 13 songs total, spread out over seven "big hole" 45s (each with a different label color); re-EQed audio with re-edited / extended audio versions of each song, modified from original source tapes; extensive liner notes in a 28-page book, including dozens of images -- from 'Wild Style' director Charlie Ahearn, among other sources -- as well as interviews with Fab 5 Freddy, Chris Stein and GrandWizzard Theodore; the 14th side (the B-side of the seventh 45) features unique etchings with different 'Wild Style' graphics; unique 'Kay-Dee Casebook' packaging -- all seven 7-inches fit into a book as self-contained pages."

KING OF SPADES

KOS 402CD

CHROME: Feel It Like a Scientist CD (KOS 402CD) 12.00
"With the untimely passing of Damon Edge in '96, Helios Creed has taken over the helm of Chrome, overseen the mixing, mastering and release of last year's Half Machine From The Sun, The Lost Tracks album, and assembled a band of veteran and newer members. This is their brand new studio album."

KINGSTON SOUNDS (UK)

KSCD 046CD

BUNNY "STRIKER" LEE & THE ROOTS OF REGGAE: I Am the Gorgon: Original Movie Soundtrack CD (KSCD 046CD) 14.00
Bunny "Striker" Lee's standing in the Jamaican recording business has remained unassailable for over four decades, and he was known by many aliases, including "Gorgon." The legend of the Gorgon originated in Greek mythology some 3,000 years ago and has become a common image in art, literature and in Jamaican music. The name actually derives from the ancient Greek word "gorgos," which means "dreadful," appropriate when one considers that the avalanche of Gorgon-inspired records came as a direct result of the influence of the Rastafarian movement on the Jamaican musical mainstream and the dreadlocked hair of the Rasta brethren was likened to that of the Gorgon sisters. ''About her shoulders she flung the tasselled aegis, fraught with terror... and therein is the head of the dread monster, the gorgon, dread, awful....'' --Homer; Artists include: Bunny Striker Lee All Stars, Delroy Wilson, Cornell Campbell, Dennis Al Capone, The Uniques, Ken Boothe, Horace Andy, Johnny Clarke, The Upsetters And The Aggrovators, Max Romeo, Don Lee, Stranger Cole And Tommy McCook, Tappa Zukie, U Roy, Derrick Morgan, John Holt, I Roy, Prince Jazzbo, Jah Stitch, Linval Thompson, Don Carlos, and King Tubby & The Aggrovators.


KSLP 046LP

BUNNY "STRIKER" LEE & THE ROOTS OF REGGAE: I Am the Gorgon: Original Movie Soundtrack 2LP (KSLP 046LP) 18.00
2LP version.

KLIK RECORDS (GREECE)

KL 012EP

BURTON, LEE: Busy Days for Fools (Lake People Remixes) 12" (KL 012EP) 12.50
When one of the most brilliant remixers gets his hands on four tracks from a unique and highly reviewed album, the result is Lee Burton's Busy Days for Fools (Lake People Remixes), and in one word: amazing. Deepness in all its forms, hypnotic vocals, a surprise in every second, the Lake People way. "Breath" already been charted by a great number of legends out there. Can't miss with something like this.

KOMPAKT (GERMANY)

KOM 308EP

BLOND:ISH: Wunderkammer 12" (KOM 308EP) 14.00
Blond:ish's Anstascia and Vivie-Ann delve ever deeper into the psychedelic influences that have already informed their previous EPs with Wunderkammer. The title-track kicks things off with some heavy reverb engulfing the raspy guitar strumming. It's a somewhat surreal setting that we're presented with -- a place full of trapdoors, double entendres and contorted perspectives -- all held together by relentless beat programming and semi-synthetic vocal snippets. "Birds Eat Birds" is the flip-side's belligerent main floor cut that rules over its bleeping synth troops with the allure of a mad, yet triumphant king. On "Stolen Romance" Blond:ish create their own post-apocalyptic downbeat manifesto.

LIVITY SOUND RECORDINGS (UK)

LIVITY 007EP

PEV & KOWTON: End Point/Vapours 12" (LIVITY 007EP) 12.50
2013 release. Bristol collective Peverelist, Asusu and Kowton are behind the Livity Sound label, releasing the most exciting and visceral UK dance music of recent years.


LIVITY 008EP

PEV & ASUSU: Surge/Remnants 12" (LIVITY 008EP) 12.50
2013 release. Pev & Asusu present one for Livity Sound Recordings.


LIVITY 009EP

PEV & ASUSU/PEV & KOWTON: MMM & Pangaea Remixes 12" (LIVITY 009EP) 12.50
MMM remixes Pev & Asusu's "Surge" from LIVITY 008EP. Pangaea remixes Pev & Kowton's "Vapours" from LIVITY 007EP.


LIVITY 010EP

ASUSU: Velez (A Made Up Sound Remixes 1 & 2) 12" (LIVITY 010EP) 12.50
Two remixes of Asusu's "Velez" by A Made Up Sound.


LIVITY 011EP

PEV/KOWTON: Livity (Ghost-202 Remix)/Jam01 (Beneath Remix) 12" (LIVITY 011EP) 12.50
Ghost-202 remixes Pev's "Livity" and Beneath remixes Kowton's "Jam01" from LIVITY 004EP.


LIVITY 013EP

KOWTON/ASUSU: MM/KM & Dresvn Remixes 12" (LIVITY 013EP) 12.50
Kassem Mosse and Mix Mup remix Kowton's "More Games" from LIVITY 004EP. Dreesvn remixes Asusu's "Too Much Time Has Passed."


LIVITY 699EP

HODGE: Amor Fati 12" (LIVITY 699EP) 12.50
dnuoS ytiviL is the sister label of Livity Sound designed as an outlet for music that shares the ideas and aesthetics of Livity Sound. All artist/titles are written backwards on the labels for maximum bass frustration. tihs laitnessE.


LIVITY 799EP

BATU: Spooked/Clarity (Dismantled) 12" (LIVITY 799EP) 12.50
This release follows Batu's debut EP on Pinch's Cold Recordings imprint.


LIVITY 899EP

COULTON, ALEX: War Games/Pointe Noire 12" (LIVITY 899EP) 12.50
Originally released in 2013. Alex Coulton is from Manchester and delves into the heavier sides of house and techno.

METAL FACE RECORDS

MF 090LP

MF DOOM: Operation: Doomsday 2LP (MF 090LP) 24.00
2014 repress on black vinyl. "This special edition 2LP package comes housed in an all new exclusive jacket featuring Doom's infamous metal mask icon embossed out of a metallic silver foil. An absolute must have for the Doom completist. The long awaited reissue of Doom's first solo gem, Operation: Doomsday. Remastered from the original Fondle 'Em 1999 issue. Side A is listed as 'Side Zero'. Side B is 'Side One'. And so forth. Underneath his mysterious metal mask, MF DOOM hides the cachet underground legends are made of. After KMD (his first group)'s 1994 sophomore album Bl_ck B_st_rds was shelved by Elektra in 1994 and his blood brother Subroc (one half of the sibling rap duo) passed away, surviving frontman Zev Love X mutated into the MC Avenger known as MF DOOM and the Rap world is better for it. This 19-cut deep album is ridiculously dope, in a bizarro Ol' Dirty Bastard kind of way. Doom sounds either high or drunk on most of the tracks, his self-produced beats are gritty, and his rhyme styles are almost indecipherable."

MINDTRIP MUSIC (GERMANY)

MT 008EP

VA: From the Lab to the Club Part 2 12" (MT 008EP) 14.00
MindTrip presents part 2 of its new various artists series From the Lab to the Club. For this EP, four artists -- both established and emerging -- were selected to contribute music which embodies the spirit of the series. This release opens with two of techno's heaviest hitters, Chris Liebing and Pfirter joining forces to produce the driving, heavy and hypnotic "420." Next up is the Japanese producer Yuuki Sakai with "Ballat," a relentless, percussive track enhanced by subtle, textured elements. Obscure Shape's "Back in Black" yields an intense and building atmosphere followed by UK producer Dax J with "Revelations," an intense, compelling track.

MOCHILLA

MO 008LP

J DILLA: Timeless: Suite For Ma Dukes 2LP (MO 008LP) 26.00
2014 repress. "James Yancey, better known as J Dilla was born in Detroit. His work as a producer has a defining role in hip hop. He produced hits for A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Common, Erykah Badu and Janet Jackson. At 32 he passed away in Los Angeles in the care of his mother, Maureen 'Ma Dukes' Yancey of a lupus related illness. Miguel Atwood-Ferguson pays tribute to Dilla by interpreting his music for a 60-piece orchestra featuring special guests Bilal, Dwele, Posdnuos, Talib Kweli, Karriem Riggins and more. This premiere performance left many in the sold out crowd in tears. Part one of a three part series. Packaged in a beautiful 5-color gatefold jacket printed on brown chip board. Companion piece to the full-length DVD (MO 004DVD)."

MONABERRY (GERMANY)

MONA 023EP

WASLEWSKI & OLE BIEGE, MARTIN: Odsbodkins EP 12" (MONA 023EP) 12.50
Ole Biege and Martin Waslewski decided to work on their next Monaberry releases five years ago and the result is Monaberry 23. "Odsbdodkins" confirms its name without wasting a second and goes directly to your finest dance moves. A groovy guitar firework is ignited, which illuminates the dark temple of dance. Hanne & Lore's rework makes you lose it on the dancefloor. "Frdy" and "Indimushy" get into your head fast and refuse to leave it. "Frdy" is the perfect dancefloor tool, which leaves not a single wish unfulfilled, while "Indimishy" keeps the whole EP together, not allowing for any sound to drift away.

MUELLER RECORDS (GERMANY)

MUELLER 2073EP

BEROSHIMA: Polyphonication Part 1 12" (MUELLER 2073EP) 12.50
After a longer break, Berliner Frank Mueller and London-based Ulrich Schnauss surfaced from their studio labyrinth to present the Beroshima album Polyphonication (MUELLER 2073CD) in 2011. Following a string of EPs and remixes, the fourth Beroshima album was long overdue. It continues to explore the stylistic frame defined by the recent successful releases on Cocoon, Soma, and Mueller Records, and yet manages to surpass the expectations set by these skillfully-crafted productions. Here are four tracks from the album on vinyl.

NABUCO RECORDS (GERMANY)

NABUCO 001EP

VA: Good News EP 12" (NABUCO 001EP) 12.50
The first release by Nabuco Records introduces the work of Noha and Unison, who both run the label and also produce together as Hagel. This EP presents their unconventional, deep and eclectic approach to house and techno.

NEOS (GERMANY)

NEOS 11403CD

MOCHIZUKI, MISATO: Etheric Blueprint CD (NEOS 11403CD) 15.50
"I think that everyone, at least once in his or her life, has experienced anticipatory or telepathic perceptions. My trilogy Etheric Blueprint (2002-2006) is an observation of a possible cause of such a sensation: an invisible energy that surrounds us, connecting us with nature and space. In order to lend expression to this investigation, music and light seemed to me to be ideal: liberated from physicality and the word, they intensively stimulate our powers of imagination, evoking forgotten memories or new emotions by occasionally creating unexpected connections." The Etheric Blueprint trilogy is completed with two shô solo pieces: "Mayumi Miyata has selected two ancient preludes from the six shô solo pieces in gagaku: 'Banshikicho no choshi' symbolizes winter, water, the north and blackness; 'Sojo no choshi' afterwards symbolizes spring, wood, the east and blue. The sound of the shô is regarded as 'light from the sky,' in which the instrument is hinted at like an ethereal impression (etheric blueprint)." --Misato Mochizuki; All booklet texts are included in German, English, French and Japanese. Mayumi Miyata (shô, mdi ensemble), Yoichi Sugiyama (conductor).


NEOS 11409CD

FUENTES, ARTURO: Space Factory CD (NEOS 11409CD) 15.50
Neos presents a collection of music from Mexican composer Arturo Fuentes, performed by the PHACE Ensemble and Ensemble Recherche. "I ran into Arturo Fuentes for the first time at IRCAM, in the late '90s. He talked to me for a long time about his passion for logic and analytic philosophy, quoting Quine and Wittgenstein. His music, which I discovered later on, did surprisingly contradict the expectations that were arisen from those discussions. Instead of the crystal-clear development and the rational see-throughness I was waiting for, I got lost in a charmingly chaotic and obsessive sound world, whose rich, frenetic textures seemed to dwell in the shadow cast by language, in the 'ineffable' evoked by Wittgenstein, that region, quoting Giorgio Agamben, where 'the language stops and the matter of words begins.'" --Mauro Lanza


NEOS 21306CD

ALTMAN, LAURIE: Divergence CD (NEOS 21306CD) 15.50
The composer's art is one of personal habitation and felt experience. Rhythmic, warm, direct and nuanced, always intense and alive. A musical work lives and grows inside of its creator. Day or night, on a train or tram, along wooded pathways and mountainous perches, the work evolves to find, hopefully, a place vibrantly, in the world. Living with a musical work means reliving it as well. Its perfections and imperfections, its spirit and character, and all the choices made in its realization. "Divergence": the moving away from a center; the personal iteration from before into what comes after through change, chance and manipulation: pathways redirected and abandoned, options tested, then deployed. Arnold Schönberg diverges from 19th century romantic expansions into a realm of derivative cells, "rowed" together seamlessly to dissolve traditional tonal access. "Consonances are easier to understand than dissonances; and though dissonances are harder to understand, they are not incomprehensible (as the history of music indeed proves) so long as they occur in the right surroundings -- then nobody will be able to dispute them." (Arnold Schönberg, Style and Idea, University of California Press). Erich Korngold's romantic and emotional music defies and diverges from ongoing styles and trends emphasizing atonality and serialism to create a musical tapestry full of emotional intensity and beauty, while Duke Ellington's music diverges from categorical definition, liberating itself through extended compositions, suites and inventive orchestrations into a place beyond the sometimes narrowly defined parameters of jazz.

NOISEAGONYMAYHEM RECORDS (CANADA)

NAM 009LP

SUZUKI, DAMO: Seven Potatoes: Live in Nanaimo 2LP (NAM 009LP) 33.00
Krautrock pioneer Damo Suzuki, vocalist of Can, has influenced generations of creative musicians. This enigmatic singer has continued the journey, traveling the globe to perform improvised music with a unique collection of musicians. The lucky few that perform with him he calls his Network or Sound Carriers. Canadian Sound Carriers have included members of Black Mountain, Broken Social Scene and Do Make Say Think, among many others. On a warm night in June he set down in Nanaimo, BC for an epic night of long, heavy space-rock jams in front of a rabid sold-out crowd at the historic Globe Hotel. The result is a sprawling, transcendent, seamless soundscape. Damo's vocalizing feeds off the energy and dynamics of the band. A strangely hypnotic and melodic repetition of phrases and countered with low, guttural growls delivered in his own language. The legacy of Can is always evident. The auditory capture was superb and the result obvious. It must be shared. David Read of Vinyl Record Guru immediately decided to release it as a co-production of NoiseAgonyMayhem Records and Lance Rock Records. The recording captures Damo's memorable performance with a psychedelic rock orchestra assembled from Nanaimo's thriving independent music scene, featuring members of Clumsy Lovers, Colliding Canyons, Moths & Locusts, and Wolf Parade. Two synth stations, fuzzed-out guitars, and three drummers coalesce behind Damo's commanding presence. Limited to 300 copies.

NOW-AGAIN

NA 5104LP

WITCH: In The Past LP (NA 5104LP) 21.00
2014 repress. "In The Past, their second album, is the perfect follow-up for anyone exposed to the Witch band through their landmark Introduction."


NA 5105LP

WITCH: Lazy Bones!! LP (NA 5105LP) 21.00
2014 repress. "Our comprehensive overview of Zambia's premier garage, psych, prog, funk, afro-rock ensemble Witch... The band's third album, Lazy Bones!!, is the band's masterpiece -- a dark, brooding psychedelic opus that makes equal use of wah-wah and fuzz guitars, that relies as heavily on the stomping feel of hard rock as it does the syncopation of funk."


NA 5114LP

HECTOR & THE MALCOUNS, KARL: Unstraight Head 2LP (NA 5114LP) 25.00
Double LP version with download card. "Afrodelic Krautrock excursions featuring members of Poets of Rhythm and the Whitefield Brothers It's been some years since the first Karl Hector release, and it's known now that Mr. Hector is indeed the German producer and guitarist JJ Whitefield, aka Jan Weissenfeldt. Whitefield is the visionary behind the Poets of Rhythm and the Whitefield Brothers, the ensembles whose rough analog sound and return to the funk archetypes of the late '60s to early '70s paved the way for labels like Daptone, Truth & Soul, and Timmion. Unstraight Ahead finds the band exploring territories even outside of the expansive scope of Sahara Swing. On this album, the West African sounds of Ghana and Mali meet the East African sounds of Mulatu Astatke's Ethiopian jazz and are tied together with the groove heavy experimental-ism of The Malcouns' '70s Krautrock godfathers: Can, of course, but also more obscure and equally adventurous groups like Agitation Free, Ibliss, and Tomorrow's Gift. 'We look to Middle Eastern funk and psychedelic fusions, and to various ethnic records for sound and phrasing,' Whitefield says. 'We're trying to combine the global experimental-ism of krautrock with the backbeat of funk.' This explains how songs in uneven meters -- 5/4, 7/8 -- always sound so accessible and natural on Unstraight Ahead. It's mainly an instrumental affair, but guest artists appear throughout, from across the African diaspora to those from the worldly krautrock forebears of their German fatherland: it's Marja, daughter of Embryo founder Christian Burchard, whose vocals open the album. It's an album out of time, one that couldn't have been made in the era its aural aesthetics reference, as its scope is so broad. But it's an album focused by funk -- and an ambition to expand funk's reaches. The Malcouns -- including Poets of Rhythm songwriter and vocalist Bo Baral -- created their own instruments to fashion an album that stands alongside the great albums of its progenitors but charges Unstraight Ahead into a curious musical future."

PAY JAY

PJ 003EP

J DILLA: Give Them What They Want 12" (PJ 003EP) 13.00
Repressed. "'Give Them What They Want' is a special treat - an unheard J Dilla-produced vocal track that has never before been released. It is paired on this release with the Super Dave West version, entitled 'The Doe,' and a second West-produced track, 'No One's Home.' 'Give Them What They Want' was mixed by Dilla himself, and its component instrumental was mixed down to match Dilla's vocal version by Dave Cooley, from Dilla's original multi-track sessions."

PHILPOT (GERMANY)

PHP 071EP

VA: Trackworx 2 12" (PHP 071EP) 15.50
The Trackworx series continues with Arttu and welcomes Hakim Murphy from Chicago. Something beautiful doesn't beg for attention.

PRAH (UK)

PRAH 001EP

COATES, OLIVER: Another Fantasy 12" (PRAH 001EP) 15.50
This new release from PRAH Recordings sees cellist Oliver Coates take on Bryce Hackford's Moodymann-esque dancefloor assault "Another Fantasy" -- the lead track from Bryce's 2013 Fair EP that won support from the likes of Jacques Renault, Ewan Pearson and Dubfire. Oliver deconstructs the track and re-builds it entirely made from cello parts, managing to make the already dark tune perhaps even more menacing. The B-side sees Bryce re-mixing and re-imagining Oliver's recordings of "The Clouds Flew Around with the Clouds" and "Another Day" into tripped-out ambience and Valium funk.

RAMP (UK)

RAMP 063EP

JABU: Kwaidan LP (RAMP 063EP) 17.50
Working from the shadows of the Young Echo crew, ringleader Amos Childs and emcee Alex Rendall step into the light as Jabu. Heavily influenced by early U.S. East Coast hip-hop and British underground music, Young Echo's hip-hop branch present their first full release, Kwaidan, on RAMP Recordings.

RED STAR

RS 7001LP

SUICIDE: Suicide LP (RS 7001LP) 12.00
2014 repress. Official 1999 reissue of the first Suicide LP from 1977, on the original Red Star label. Digitally remastered, iconic cover art intact. Beyond-essential late '70s underground listening which has carried near boundless influence. "Suicide were Alan Vega (voice) and Martin Rev (electronics). Classic punk-electronic trance that sounds as intense and vivid as ever and unlike some of their peers from the era, still as dangerously futuristic." This edition contains two extra tracks not on the original LP: a remix of "Cheree," and "Keep Your Dreams."

RETREAT (GERMANY)

RTR 014EP

SESSION VICTIM: Can't Help It 12" (RTR 014EP) 14.50
Can't Help It is the long-awaited return of sample wizards Session Victim. This Retreat three-tracker is a profound, subtle and quite melancholic affair, skillfully arranged and featuring the impeccable playing of Linnart Ebel. "Pass the Diesel" begins with a stuttering beat, seagull-like noises, and muted chords. "Hyuwee" slows things down with the banjo, but the fear of witnessing these down-to-earth-boys actually becoming the boys-down-south vanishes after 30 seconds: a melancholic three-chord theme, snappy 808 patterns, and a funky drum fill leads the tune into familiar territory.

ROMANCITY (GERMANY)

ROMAN 004EP

HAYAKAWA, KEN: Take 1 12" (ROMAN 004EP) 14.50
Early love by: Mousse T, Tensnake, Robert Owens, Mijk van Dijk, Hot Since 82, etc. Ken Hayakawa's new Romancity installment is another great example of the deep and melodic sound that is significant to the Vienna producer. This record also includes an excellent remix bomb by fellow Vienna friends Ogris Debris. "Take 1" is a nice and soulful track with a refreshing beat and deep synth-play. Ogris Debris' interpretation is even more uplifting. "Interlock and Relax" is a track that goes way beyond the club and its moody bass, and Born to Be Alive" could have existed 15 years prior but still doesn't lack house freshness.

RUMBLE RECORDS

RUM 2011073LP

LIGHTNIN' SLIM: Bell Ringer LP (RUM 2011073LP) 22.00
Compiling superb early singles from Lightnin' Slim recorded for Excello, Bell Ringer is an essential collection of some of the Louisiana bluesman's finest material. Singing with a sort of pure clarity and conviction he never matched later in his career, and playing with an urgency and electrifying power on the guitar rarely heard from anybody, this title and Rooster Blues (also available from Rumble) may be the only Slim recordings anyone needs. He never matched the high of these classic '50s blues side and, quite honestly, neither did most of his blues contemporaries. Another absolute giant of American blues on Rumble!


RUM 2011074LP

WILSON, JACKIE: He's So Fine LP (RUM 2011074LP) 22.00
Detroit native Jackie Wilson aka "Mr. Excitement," left jump blues and R&B group The Dominoes in 1957 to pursue a solo career. The following year he released this, his debut LP, a rollicking collection of orchestrated pop R&B of the highest caliber. Including the hit "Reet Petite," half the songs on this LP were written by Berry Gordy, Jr. nearly two years before he founded Motown, which was partially funded by songwriting royalties Gordy earned writing hits for Wilson. A fine debut from one of the great soul and R&B singers of the late '50s/early '60s, a man who counted among his fans and followers no less than James Brown, Michael Jackson, and The King himself, Elvis Presley.


RUM 2011075LP

KING, B.B.: The Blues LP (RUM 2011075LP) 22.00
Originally released in 1958, on the legendary budget label Crown, The Blues compiles many of the classic '50s sides that B.B. King recorded for the Los Angeles-based labels RPM, Kent, and Modern. Mostly recorded in King's home base of Memphis, TN -- some of which were even recorded and produced by Sam Phillips of Sun Records fame -- these 12 sides are some of the most important and classic blues and R&B tracks of the 1950s. A true workhorse, King was often playing more than 300 concerts a year at this point in his career, and it shows in these performances where a tight band is led by one of the most practiced and technically-skilled guitarists of the era. King remains a huge influence on guitarists to this day and these recordings, from nearly 60 years ago, are a perfect example why.

SENSO SOUNDS (GERMANY)

SENSO 002EP

DUBSPEEKA: Fargo EP 12" (SENSO 002EP) 14.00
Hailing from the dubwise melting-pot of Bristol, UK, Dubspeeka presents three heavy cuts that effortlessly blend speaker-punishing subs with the driving, crisp techno that Oliver Huntemann's new Senso Sounds label is becoming known for. The track "Move" oozes menace and tension -- its heads-down attitude will go over big on harder-edged dancefloors. Likewise, "Fargo" is relentless in its mission -- the tough bottom-end and tight groove is offset by some surprisingly subtle pads -- but the result remains a hypnotic bruiser of a cut. "Spiral Tribe," named after the legendary free party warriors of the '90s, completes the release.

SOMMOR RECORDS (SPAIN)

SOMM 017LP

WINDY CORNER: The House at Windy Corner LP (SOMM 017LP) 25.50
Formed in Amsterdam in the late '60s, Windy Corner were a psychedelic folk-rock band who rarely played live. Using self-made instruments and amplifiers, they recorded long sessions at their rehearsal space in a cottage. In 1973, they released their first album, The House at Windy Corner, a 100 copies custom pressing on the collectable Deroy label. Underground progressive/psychedelic folk-rock with a charming home-made sound and fragile atmosphere. Dreamy vocals, organ, acoustic/electric guitars, bass and drums, similar at times to other obscure lo-fi psych bands like A-Austr or Ithaca. First-ever reissue. Remastered sound, original artwork, insert with liner notes and rare photos. Rated with the maximum rarity on the 2001 Record Collector Dreams book by Hans Pokora.

SOUL NOTE (ITALY)

SN 521004LP

WHEELER QUINTET, KENNY: Flutter By, Butterfly LP+CD (SN 521004LP) 25.50
The return to light of a true gem by modern jazz master Kenny Wheeler. Flutter By, Butterfly was recorded in 1987 and originally published by Soul Note in 1988. Wheeler's visionary musical concepts develop through the interplay of this stellar quintet. A wide-open space for dense and lyrical dialogues between the leader's flugelhorn and cornet and Stan Sulzman's reeds, John Taylor's painterly harmonies and the Dave Holland, Billy Elgart floating rhythm section. Includes a CD copy of the album.


SN 521005LP

HADEN/PAUL MOTIAN (FEAT. GERI ALLEN), CHARLIE: Etudes LP+CD (SN 521005LP) 25.50
The first studio album of Charlie Haden and Paul Motian with pianist Geri Allen, originally released in 1988. The angular rhythm of the historic couple and Allen's highly-sensitive playing sound fully integrated within an intense three-way dialogue. The exploratory spirit of the trio shines throughout the entire album. A stunning set, including seven original compositions plus a beautiful tribute to the genius of Herbie Nichols and a profound evocation of Ornette Coleman's "Lonely Woman." One of the most influential piano trio works of the late '80s. Includes a CD copy of the album.

STONE TAPE RECORDINGS (UK)

STR 010CD

FIREFAY & ALISON O'DONNELL: Anointed Queen CD (STR 010CD) 15.50
Alison O'Donnell will be familiar to folk (and rare vinyl) fans the world over as founding member of Irish prog-folk band Mellow Candle, whose only album (the 1972 classic Swaddling Songs) now fetches upwards of £1000 on the rare occasions an original copy comes up for sale on eBay. Here she teams up with London-based "folk noir" outfit Firefay for an album of dark folk beauty. At the core of Firefay are Adam and Carole Bulewksi -- Carole's French heritage occasionally lending a klezmer/gypsy-folk tone to the instrumentation that sits well with Alison's naturally psych-tinged melodies, while Adam's minimal, considered production melds everything together beautifully. Across the album's 11 tracks, Firefay support O'Donnell's soaring vocals in stark fashion, providing the perfect accompaniment which is never intrusive or busy for the sake of it, always allowing Alison's crystalline tone and astonishing range (and the evocative lyrics of both Alison and Carole) to shine through. Alison made something of a resurgence during the "acid-folk revival" of the mid-2000s collaborating with Circulus, The Owl Service and later Ireland's Agitated Radio Pilot and United Bible Studies on various live and studio projects, appearing on Cathedral's The Guessing Game album, and making two wonderful records under her own name along the way (Mise Igus Ise [2006] and Hey Hey Hippy Witch [2011]). Alison's thirst for treading new and interesting musical pastures, and her youthful exuberance, belie the fact that she has a 40+ year career in the music industry behind her. Mellow Candle was formed by a 15 year-old O'Donnell in 1965 while she was still attending a convent school in Ireland, and after moving to South Africa following MC's demise, she continued with various other projects in both the folk and jazz worlds before moving back to Dublin and embarking on the most prolific period of her career -- and yet she continues to push boundaries at every opportunity. This latest release is another fine addition to her post-Mellow Candle canon and exhibits no signs at all that she's going to call it a day any time soon. File next to: Mellow Candle, The Owl Service, Circulus, Malicorne, Gabriel & Marie Yacoub.

STUDIO BARNHUS (SWEDEN)

BARN 023EP

BOSKA: Santa Cruz EP 12" (BARN 023EP) 14.00
Boska's Santa Cruz EP arrives on Studio Barnhus. Four slices of that fresh, clean, bass-heavy and totally melancholic Scando-house we know you love. All tried & tested at the club and in the backseats of our rides. Artwork by Makode Linde. With love from Stockholm, Boman-Nordkvist-Kovacs PS. We'd like to inform all of you who are somehow involved in the promotion of dance music fiestas around the globe, that Boska's exhilarating "look-ma-no-computer" live act, one of the best in the game for sure, is now available for booking.

SUB ROSA (BELGIUM)

SR 355LP

MACLISE, ANGUS: New York Electronic, 1965 LP (SR 355LP) 15.50
Black vinyl repress. Sub Rosa presents another release as a part of their early electronic series. Drone-based experiments from Angus MacLise (notably with Tony Conrad extremely present on the album, and John Cale), and purely electronic compositions -- a path (almost) nobody knew MacLise had explored. Miraculously salvaged by Gerard Malanga, these archives provided a new perspective on the artist's whole body of work and considerably expanded his artistic palette. And so Sub Rosa is able to present a whole record's worth of MacLise's early electronic music. Angus MacLise, born March 4, 1938 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, was a percussionist, composer, poet, and calligrapher. He was a member of La Monte Young's Theater Of Eternal Music with John Cale, Tony Conrad, Marian Zazeela and sometimes Terry Riley. He contributed to the early Fluxus newspaper V Tre, edited by George Brecht and George Maciunas, and was also an early member of The Velvet Underground, having been brought into the group by flatmate John Cale when they were living at 56 Ludlow Street in Manhattan. MacLise played bongos and hand-drums during 1965 with the first incarnation of The Velvet Underground. Although the band regularly extemporized soundtracks to underground films during this era (The Invasion of Thunderbolt Pagoda by Ira Cohen, Chumlum by Ron Rice), MacLise never officially recorded with them. Later in the 1960s, Angus and his wife Hetty traveled around between Vancouver, Paris, Greece and India, finally settling in Nepal. They also had a son, Ossian Kennard MacLise, who was recognized by Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, the 16th Karmapa, as a reincarnation of a Tibetan saint, or tulku, and at age four became a Buddhist monk. MacLise died of hypoglycemia and pulmonary tuberculosis in Kathmandu in 1979, aged 41. He recorded a vast amount of music that went largely unreleased until 1999. These recordings, produced between the mid-'60s and the late-'70s, consist of tribal trance workouts, spoken-word, poetry, drones and electronics, as well as many collaborations with his wife Hetty. In 2008, Hetty MacLise bequeathed a collection of her husband's tapes to the Yale Collection of American Literature.

TAVERNA TRACKS (GERMANY)

TAVERNA 001EP

AND.ID: My People 12" (TAVERNA 001EP) 14.00
And.Id presents the first two original tracks for the Taverna Tracks imprint. The EP kickstarts with "My People" in complete New York fashion, with strings, bass line and vocal stabs that could have jumped straight out of a Jovonn production. "Face Off" is a more obscure basement techno affair for the late-night afterhours and for those who like to zone and lose themselves in the trippy stabs and tension-building strings. The EP rounds off with a superbly-produced Alix Alvarez remix, which makes use of the original hooks but elevates the whole song with his unique production skills and sublime sense for arrangement.

TEMPA (UK)

TEMPA 085EP

TRUTH: How Strange 12" (TEMPA 085EP) 12.50
Truth's fourth 12" for Tempa features three tracks of their distinctive, sprawling and dramatic halfstep. "How Strange" is a supremely unsettling yet inviting listen, with a half-sung, half-whispered voice slinking through the gloom, while all around sub-bass and lashings of peripheral sound distort your perception of space and time. Where the title-track is built for sinking deep into, "Justify" takes a similar set of elements and scorches you with its pile-driving momentum, bounding forward atop an irresistible dancefloor skank. Features guest contributions from Bijou and Taso.

TEXT (UK)

TEXT 032EP

FOUR TET: Beautiful Rewind Remixes 12" (TEXT 032EP) 12.00
Tracks: Four Tet - Aerial (Jay Daniel remix); Four Tet - Buchla (Seven Davis Jr remix); Four Tet - Crush (PhOtOmachine remix).

THAT PLACE RECORDS (GERMANY)

TPL 001EP

VFR (VISITORS FOR REWORKS): That Cave EP 12" (TPL 001EP) 14.00
That Place's concept is to give a musical tribute to a place that marked the life of the artist. The first release from the label is by VFR (Visitors For Reworks), who, with the first track, puts forward a bass line bounce and acid tones while the instrumental part keeps us in a constant dynamic. The second piece is a journey towards experimentation with electro acid sounds. "Space 2? is breaky with the lovely flavor of blip techno. "Space 3? is probably the most dancefloor-appropriate piece on this EP and shows VFR's ability to lend groove and voltage to a song. Includes a version by Flight Of Stairs.

TREAT YOUR DJ RIGHT (GERMANY)

TURDJR 007EP

SKINNERBOX: Love Songs for the Broken Hearted Arpeggiator EP 12" (TURDJR 007EP) 14.00
This is Skinnerbox's first release on Treat Your DJ Right. On Love Songs for the Broken Arpeggiator EP, the two Berliners Olaf Hilgenfeld and Iftah Gabbai celebrate their own vision of modern dancefloor music in four epic tracks. All the music is based on the beat while the sound ranges from acid fragments, over-hypnotic, extensive melodies, and modern club beat. Do we need anything else? Don't think so.

VAKANT (GERMANY)

VA 057EP

PREMIESKU: Pe Dos EP 12" (VA 057EP) 14.00
"The three cuts that we selected for this EP we feel are a journey of experimentation and a culmination of unexpected sounds and feelings. The main basis of these tracks was born onstage during our live performances and they have now been reworked and molded into a record. We feel that this brings an interesting element to the EP that yes, it is recorded and set, but you are not quite sure where the next sound or feeling will come from. A hi-hat? A kick? It is pure 'organized randomness'... Much love, Livio, Roby & George (aka Premiesku)" Remixes by Sons Of Tiki and Avatism.

WACKIE'S (GERMANY)

WACK 040LP

VA: Reggae Goodies Vol. 2 LP (WACK 040LP) 15.50
2014 repress. Released in 2005. "Volume 2 derives more from Wackies' Sounds Unlimited Studios in New York, and aims rather for the Lovers in the dance. Ad hoc lineups like Wanachi (with Jah Jah's Call also appearing on Creation Dub) and the Chosen Brothers -- here it may be Lloyd Barnes with Wayne Jarrett on one track, and Leroy Sibbles on another - appear alongside regulars like 'Jah Junior' Delahaye, K.C. White, and those 'three attractive young beauties' The Love Joys -- with a different mix of their version of The Abyssinians' 'Sweet Feelings' than turns up on their debut album. Reggae Goodies: it's more than just an album, it's an experience which can only be shared by you. Get your copy now... there'll never be another of its kind."


WACK 3482EP

CLIFTON, RAS: Queen Of The Universe 12" (WACK 3482EP) 10.00
2014 repress. "Ras Clifton's delirious hymn to Black womanhood is backed by the original Wackies crew -- Allah, Clive Hunt, the Sylvester Brothers. 'Look Over Yonder' originally appeared in 1975, as a 7" on the Wisdom-Rock label which Wackies created for Clifton: this 1982 reworking is more spacious and contemplative. Both sides are deep, charged reggae with musical inspiration to spare over extended mixes -- and Lloyd Barnes at the desk steals the show."

WATERGATE RECORDS (GERMANY)

WG 019EP

TIEFSCHWARZ (FEAT. RUEDE HAGELSTEIN): Fire It Out 12" (WG 019EP) 14.00
This is Tiefschwarz's first appearance on the Watergate Records label. The A-side starts with the "Tiefschwarz Extended" version of this collaboration between the two brothers and Ruede Hagelstein: this version of "Fire It Out" is a percussive track with the intense pull you love from Tiefschwarz. dOP contributes the vinyl "Boy" version of the track, and Fango took "Fire It Out" quite literally and interpreted it as a perfect techno track. These remixes are a great supplement to the already versatile original.

WAX POETICS

WP 059

WAX POETICS: #59 MAG (WP 059) 11.99
"On the covers, front: Aaliyah, back: Kelela. Contents: Jimmy Jam, Edwin Birdsong, Rinder & Lewis, Terry Reid, Continental Baths, Chromeo, Blu, Doug Shorts, Com Truise, Badbadnotgood and Kaytranada."

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