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Forced Exposure New Releases for 9/22/2014

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New music is due from Dustin Wong and Takako Minekawa, Holy Sons, and Death Blues while old music is due from Twink, Anthony Braxton, and Ocho.

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ACID TEST

AT 004CD

TIN MAN: Ode CD (AT 004CD) 17.00
What does a rave sound like the next day? The strobe lights in a dark warehouse, the pounding kick, the blur of ecstatic faces lead to a morning-after emptiness, all fade into memories of the friends you once had. On Ode, Tin Man (proper name Johannes Auvinen) explores this feeling, offering tracks which possess an exhausted joy, the aural equivalent of the stretch of time beginning when the last record is played and stretching on towards the doleful contemplation of last night's unmade sheets. Appropriately, Tin Man's melancholic dance music is more club-ready than ever. The opening tracks explore the spacious atmosphere first proposed on Neo Neo Acid and the (recently-repressed) Acid Test 01 collaboration with Donato Dozzy. Auvinen continues to coax unique, bittersweet sounds out of the 303 -- his control is akin to a virtuosic Theremin-player, all dramatic lunges and dynamics. Yet on tracks like "Depleted Serotonin," the memories of half-remembered nights surface. That track reprises the minor-key rave breakdown, ending with nearly three-minutes of knackered techno throb. Similarly, "What a Shame" sounds like a forgotten Warp classic run through Tin Man's palette of tasteful reserve. Always conceptual, Tin Man is commenting on big-room techno music by presenting his thoughtful, hungover version of it. On "Vertigo," he reins in the acid box acrobatics -- opting instead for a rudimentary, early-Chicago style pattern, eventually following optimistic chords skyward. It's a simulacrum of that end-of-the-night moment when the music is so charged and utopic that all fatigue is forgotten. Auvinen's recognized talent to imbue machines with complex human emotion draws us into his world. With Tin Man's music, there is always something left unsaid -- he uses familiar elements yet his perspective remains singular and mysterious. Each dream-like track is another clue. He ends the set with the intensely dramatic "Memoraphilia" and "Ode." The former concludes on an ominous note with strings that evoke paranoia, yet this feeling, too, will pass. The final (and title) track begins with the Deepchord-level percussive filtering that acts as the album's textural base. Almost immediately, Tin Man introduces an octave-jumping acid refrain. The four-bar loop reaches operatic heights of yearning. "Ode"'s rave stabs indicate this drama comes from the implacable notion of being alone in the crowd -- an emptiness which can remain long after it's disbanded. What comes when the dance is over?

AGARIC

AGARIC 1991EP

BORBETOMAGUS & SHAKING RAY LEVIS: Coelacanth 10" (AGARIC 1991EP) 9.50
Collaborative 1992 recordings by the NY trio Borbetomagus and Chattanooga's only internationally-renowned electronics/drums duo, Shaking Ray Levis. Originally released as a picture disc that was limited to only 1,000 numbered copies, reissued again on black vinyl.

BANG! RECORDS (SPAIN)

BANG 081LP

KIM AND LEANNE: True West LP (BANG 081LP) 19.50
Kim Salmon is back with a new album, on this occasion alongside Leanne Cowie, also from The Scientists. And this is what you get, a pure dose of the Kim Salmon sound, which reminds us of the minimalist sounds of The Scientists' Human Jukebox-era and the very early Kim Salmon And The Surrealists. Cubist rock, raw distortion, strange melodies, creativity and imagination, in the way that the genius Kim Salmon only knows how to create. Another mandatory record to add to the collection of all worldwide Kim Salmon fans.

BOO-HOORAY

BH 495BK

DJ SHADOW & CUT CHEMIST: Play Afrika Bambaataa: Renegades of Rhythm Exclusive Tour Book Book (BH 495BK) 42.00
"To commemorate Cut Chemist & DJ Shadows Renegades Of Rhythm tour Boo Hooray has prepared this limited edition tour book. Inside you'll find exclusive texts by DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist and Afrika Bambaataa detailing the history of the Zulu Nation, the history of Hip Hop DJ-ing and Bambaataa as well. Included are full color reproductions of numerous original records, test pressing and acetates from Afrika Bambaataa's collection. As DJ Shadow says of the records used on the tour and featured in the book, 'They're his records, with his blessings. This isn't just ANY copy of 'X' breakbeat, it's THE copy, THE copy that started everything.' Also included are full color images of dozens of funky-fresh, original Bambaataa hip hop flyers, rare drawings, rare photographs and more including lists of Bambaataa's favorite breaks." 80 pages; softbound.

BOYSNOIZE RECORDS (GERMANY)

BNR 123EP

SCNTST: Forever 16 12" (BNR 123EP) 14.00
Munich boy SCNTST continues his explorations in unpolished-house-meets-techno with this EP called Forever 16. Crackles, noises and distorted bass kicks, perfectly combined with the young SCNTST's heart, will lead you through the computers' souls. Set to explode after the festival heat has faded away and all the people move their hearts to the dancefloor surrounded by walls again.

COLUMBIA

CS 9217HLP

HOUSE, SON: Father Of Folk Blues LP (CS 9217HLP) 16.50
2014 repress; 180 gram reissue of the first album of Delta blues legend Son House on the Columbia label, originally released in 1965. Canned Heat founding member Al Wilson appears. Includes the 9+ minute closing track "Levee Camp Moan."


JC 35705LP

WILLIAMS, TONY: The Joy of Flying LP (JC 35705LP) 14.00
Exact repro of the 1978 jazz fusion album from Tony Williams. "It would be an understatement to say that there was a fair amount of variety on this set. Drummer Tony Williams is heard in two duets with keyboardist Jan Hammer, with a quartet also including keyboardist Herbie Hancock, Tom Scott (who unfortunately sticks to lyricon) and bassist Stanley Clarke, and he welcomes rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose, keyboardist Brian Auger, guitarist George Benson, Hammer and tenorman Michael Brecker on other tracks." -- All Music Guide

DELMARK RECORDS

DS 406LP

POWELL, BUD: Bouncing With Bud LP (DS 406LP) 17.00
Bouncing With Bud was originally released on the Scandinavian label Sonet in 1962. The "supreme pianist of modern jazz" Bud Powell is joined by Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (bass) and William Schiöpffe (drums).


DS 415LP

BRAXTON, ANTHONY: Three Compositions of New Jazz LP (DS 415LP) 17.00
Reissue of Anthony Braxton's second album for Delmark Records, originally released in 1969. Featuring Leroy Jenkins (violin and percussion) Leo Smith (trumpet) and Richard Abrams (piano, cello, alto clarinet). "...is there a McDonalds nearby?... remember, jazz musicians have to deal with the problem of no coins. On the road you either eat well and go home broke or you eat junk food and go home sick. Sick, but solvent." -- from Forces in Motion: The Music and Thoughts of Anthony Braxton by Graham Lock.

DESIRE RECORDS (FRANCE)

DESIRE 093LP

ZEX MODEL: First Mutation LP (DESIRE 093LP) 19.50
Debut EP by Paul Von Aphid's band Zex Model is now properly re-released on 12'' wax by Desire. Originally released as a digital download only, First Mutation has been remastered, has new artwork and two bonus tracks taken from early live rehearsals. Much rawer than the full-length follow-up Mind Slaughter (DESIRE 092LP), Aphid captures the alienation of early Skinny Puppy circa their 1983-1985 period with the weird rockin' sound of the first Revolting Cocks album plus a good dose of the most aggressive Wiseblood tracks and Ministry's Twitch. Composed, recorded and mixed by the artist, who was incredibly wasted at the time, the sound might be a bit naïve, but it's very authentic and could have been released in 1985 or 1986. 300 copies on solid red vinyl. 350 gram sleeve with an insert. Includes a download card.


DESIRE 106EP

TOBAR, RICARDO: Garden 12" (DESIRE 106EP) 16.50
Garden is the second extract from Ricardo Tobar's debut album Treillis (DESIRE 095CD/LP). Inspired by mysticism & noise, Ricardo uses old drum machines, analog equipment and also samples he's been storing to create dirty-sounding drums and modulated synth sounds. This 12'' pressed on solid white vinyl includes two great remixes by Daniel Avery and Bass Clef with the original version of both "Garden" and fans favorite "Hundreds." Includes a download coupon. Already played and supported by Ivan Smagghe, Orde Meikle, Jennifer Cardini, Chloé, and Nick Warren.


DESIRE 111LP

MOLOCH: Die Isolation LP (DESIRE 111LP) 23.50
A new opus comes from the woods of Carpathia. It's a despairing portrayal of the souls that are lost in the winter woods. Hypnotic sound, like a thousand blades in a dance of winter blizzard leaving thousands of cuts digging into t he body. Heart-rending screams of freezing flesh summon death, dissolving within echoes on the mountains. This album delivers cold, misanthropic, desolate, mid-tempo, Nordic-influenced black metal, along with melancholy dark ambient tracks. Crunchy, distorted guitar minimalism, primal thrashing beats, and an overall raw necro-ish execution are well-supported by howling, tortured, grim vocals that recall the old Burzum era. LP includes nine tracks (six black metal tracks, one acoustic one and two dark ambient tracks) and clocks in at over 50 minutes. Limited edition of 300 copies pressed on solid white vinyl. 350g sleeve with glass laminate finish. 12'' x 12'' double-sided insert. Includes a download coupon.


DESIRE 116LP

COMPLOT BRONSWICK: L'Image Oubliee LP (DESIRE 116LP) 19.50
For the first time ever the Complot Bronswick debut release is reissued on vinyl. Released by the band in 1982, it contains four powerful tracks inspired by cold wave, avant-rock and post-punk. This reissue is housed in a brand new sleeve designed by the band's long-time personal graphic designer, Maurice Chesneau. Arriving in 1981 on the Rennes scene, Complot Bronswick have never been short of good ideas: alternating music, video and performance, haunted by the shores of dreams and Russian imagery from the '20s, the group has created captivating atmospheres. Complot Bronswick changed with a deliberate desire to shatter an image. Even the notion of them being an elitist band is a misinterpretation for such an open group. In fact the role of Complot Bronswick was not to create a rigid world but to open up and accept the confrontation of different worlds, generating new emotions. The human structure of the group fluctuated and there could be anything from two to ten people onstage at any one time. The only real constant was the poetry and the emotion that was given out at each concert, a certain idea of freedom. Limited edition of 300 copies. Pressed on black vinyl. 350g sleeve printed on reversed cardboard. Includes a download card.


DESIRE 118LP

JESSE RUINS: Fractured Holy Symmetry LP (DESIRE 118LP) 23.50
Fractured Holy Symmetry is a gorgeous remix album full of re-worked tracks from A Film, including remixes from Soft Metals, Bestial Mouths, Diane Halls, and more, plus six new tracks. Often described as dream-pop or indietronica, the music of Jesse Ruins is soft, subtle and ethereal. From the electro-pop of the Soft Metals remix to the wall-of-noisy sound of the Bestial Mouths version, those re-works bring new life and breath to the tracks. Limited edition of 300 copies pressed on solid white vinyl. Includes a download coupon.


DESIRE 123LP

D.STOP: Nouvelles du Front LP (DESIRE 123LP) 23.50
Founded in September 1981 in Orleans, and originally dedicated to a kind of "modern punk rock," D.Stop released a first 7'' the following year (to be reissued later on Desire with extra tracks). After their first 7", Sonny Brailleur (vocals) + Phil Lethon (guitar/bass) + Klod Lelook (organ, synths, drum-machines), inspired by French band Métal Urbain, stylistically transformed into a more "synth punk" kind of outfit and released their first mini-album Nouvelles du Front in September 1983. Only released in an edition of 500 copies on the small indie label Romance, the album now changes hands for $150. One year after, the band already ceased to exist -- or actually changed their name to Les Visiteurs du Soir -- to turn back to the old name in 1985 by releasing a limited MC. Despite the very few releases by this gifted act, D.Stop are considered to be one of the most interesting and under-rated cult acts in French cold wave. For fans of Métal Urbain, D.A.F., Screamers, Devo, etc. 300 copies on black vinyl. 350 gram sleeve with insert. Includes a download card.


DESIRE 126LP

COMPLOT BRONSWICK: Maiakowski LP (DESIRE 126LP) 23.50
For the first time ever, the Complot Bronswick 1984 debut album is reissued on vinyl. Mixing heavy post-punk and cold wave sounds, Maiakowski was written in 1983 as a tribute to the Russian poet of the early 20th century. Along with Norma Loy, Clair Obscur, and End Of Data, Complot Bronswick was one of the best bands of the very fertile French cold wave scene. This reissue is housed in a brand-new sleeve designed by the band's own personal long-time graphic designer, Maurice Chesneau. Arriving in 1981 on the Rennes scene, Complot Bronswick have never been short of good ideas: alternating music, video and performance, haunted by the shores of dreams and Russian imagery from the '20s, the group created captivating atmospheres. Complot Bronswick changed with a deliberate desire to shatter an image. Even the notion of them being an elitist band is a misinterpretation for such an open group. In fact, the role of Complot Bronswick was not to create a rigid world but to open up and accept the confrontation of different worlds, generating new emotions. The human structure of the group fluctuated and there could be anything from two to ten people onstage at any one time. The only real constant was the poetry and emotion given out at each concert, a certain idea of freedom. Limited edition of 300 copies. Pressed on clear vinyl. 350g sleeve printed on reversed cardboard. Includes a download card.


DESIRE 136LP

COMPLOT BRONSWICK: Dark Room's Delight LP (DESIRE 136LP) 23.50
After their critically-acclaimed debut album, Complot Bronswick released their second opus in 1985. Dark Room's Delight is now reissued for the first time on vinyl. With a more polished but still powerful sound, Dark Room's Delight is definitively the band's best album and could be seen as the French answer to the records of X-Mal Deutschland, The Danse Society, and And Also The Trees. This reissue is housed in a brand-new sleeve designed by the band's own personal long-time designer, Maurice Chesneau. Arriving in 1981 on the Rennes scene, Complot Bronswick have never been short of good ideas: alternating music, video and performance, haunted by the shores of dreams and Russian imagery from the '20s, the group created captivating atmospheres. Complot Bronswick changed with a deliberate desire to shatter an image. Even the notion of them being an elitist band is a misinterpretation for such an open group. In fact the role of Complot Bronswick was not to create a rigid world but to open up and accept the confrontation of different worlds, generating new emotions. The human structure of the group fluctuated and there could be anything from two to ten people onstage at any one time. The only real constant was the poetry and the emotion which was given out at each concert, a certain idea of freedom. Limited edition of 300 copies. Pressed on black vinyl. 350g sleeve printed on reversed cardboard. Includes a download card.

DIRTY HANDS (SWEDEN)

DH 001EP

HAMMAR, PER: Dirty Hands EP 12" (DH 001EP) 14.00
"The sounds that I like: the warmth, the dust, the ugly, the distorted, broken and worn has been privileged for certain kinds of music. Music that I love, but that I maybe not always can play when I got the chance. Those two ideas combined gave me the idea to set up a little imprint. I'm gonna name it Dirty Hands. What that means is up to you. What it sounds like is also up to you, and that's why I wrote this instead of thoroughly describing the tracks. Take care." --Per Hammar

DISCHORD

DIS 179LP

SOUL SIDE: Trigger/Bass-103 LP (DIS 179LP) 14.50
"In 1985, a younger punk scene was emerging in Washington, DC around Sammich Records, a label co-founded by Ian's younger sister, Amanda MacKaye. The label's first release was a split 7" EP called Thanks. One side featured Mission Impossible, a band from Arlington, Virginia with Dave Grohl -- then a high school freshman -- on drums. The other side belonged to a new band out of Wilson High School, Lunchmeat. Not long afterward, Lunchmeat -- singer Bobby Sullivan, guitarist Scott McCloud, drummer Alexis Fleisig, and bassist Chris Thomson -- switched its name to Soul Side. Within a year, Soul Side would become one of the strongest voices in the DC punk's third generation, alongside groups like Swiz and Shudder to Think. After completing a self-titled full-length -- also released on Sammich -- Thomson parted company with the band and Johnny Temple joined on bass. In December, 1987, the quartet booked time at Inner Ear Studios with Ian MacKaye and Don Zientara and recorded the eight song Trigger, Soul Side's debut release for Dischord Records. Though Soul Side initially played music that emulated the fast and heavy sound of their DC forebears, Trigger found the band evolving a more unique style, with oblique song structures and a strong reggae and hip hop influence in the rhythm section. Informed by the progressive punk culture of Revolution Summer, Sullivan's lyrics also became more politically conscious. This release compiles Trigger with the band's three-song single, Bass-103, both of which have been out-of-print on vinyl since the early '90s."

ENDLESS FLIGHT (JAPAN)

EF 062EP

KZA: Vous Dansez 12" (EF 062EP) 14.50
Last single cut from the KZA album Dig & Edit 2 (EF 012CD). Includes a remix from hot Japanese artist Cos/Mes and the mighty Eddie C.

ERASED TAPES (UK)

ERATP 018LP

FRAHM, NILS: Wintermusik LP (ERATP 018LP) 22.50
2014 repress; LP version with digital download coupon. This is the debut full-length release by Berlin-based Nils Frahm on Erased Tapes (first issued in a limited edition by Sonic Pieces). Nils Frahm, born in 1982, had an early introduction to music. During his childhood he was taught to play piano by Nahum Brodski -- a student of the last scholar of Tschaikowsky. It was through this that Nils began to immerse himself in the styles of the classical pianists before him as well as contemporary composers. The three instrumentals, which make up Wintermusik are piano-led pieces, colored with occasional celeste and reed organ parts. The record's equal measures of sorrowful refrains and uplifting passages, combined with a real intimacy makes for an album you'll want to return to again and again.


ERATP 021LP

FRAHM, NILS: The Bells LP (ERATP 021LP) 25.00
2014 repress. Finally, Nils Frahm's classic album The Bells sees a first vinyl edition in deluxe packaging including an album download code that includes three exclusive bonus tracks. Peter Broderick invited Nils to record a new album of piano improvisations -- the result is The Bells. Perhaps the most stunning aspect of what on the surface appears to be an entirely pre-planned and composed body of work comes with the discovery that these pieces were in fact improvised. These two friends share a common affinity in that they both possess an absolute mastery of melody, composition and performance -- able to deliver with devastating effect.


ERATP 033LP

FRAHM, NILS: Felt LP (ERATP 033LP) 23.00
2014 repress. LP version. Berlin-based pianist Nils Frahm is already a firebrand in the modern classical world, collaborating with contemporaries such as Peter Broderick, Ólafur Arnalds and Anne Müller. Having recorded his last album live in a large, reverberant church, Nils Frahm now invites you to put on your headphones and dive into a world of microscopic and delicate sounds -- so intimate that you could be sitting beside him. Recorded late at night in the reflective solitude and silence of his studio in Berlin, Frahm uncovers a new sound and source of inspiration within these peaceful moments: captivated by this sonic exposition, he placed the microphones so deep inside the piano that they were almost touching the strings. This brought a host of external sounds to the recordings which most producers would try their hardest to hide... Felt creates its own personal microcosm, offering a refuge of tender and honest beauty.


ERATP 048LP

MELNYK, LUBOMYR: Corollaries 2LP (ERATP 048LP) 31.00
2014 repress. Deluxe double LP version with die-cut sleeve and printed innersleeves. Ukrainian pianist Lubomyr Melnyk -- the pioneer of Continuous Piano Music -- presents his first release on UK label Erased Tapes. Entitled Corollaries, the album was recorded and produced by Peter Broderick with the additional help of Nils Frahm and Martyn Heyne. Erased Tapes founder Robert Raths knew it was time to share the great musical legacy of Melnyk, to which he simply responded: "Where were you guys when I was thirty?" Melnyk is a true innovator, exploring new directions in contemporary music. Classically-trained and greatly affected by the minimalist movement in the early 1970s, the Ukrainian pianist developed his own unique language for the piano, named after the principle of maintaining a continuous, unbroken stream of sound. Melnyk has shown a remarkable devotion to the instrument, always striving to discover new ways of composing music in the continuous mode. His focus is on the actual sound of the piano as much as the harmonies and melodies of the music. Playing rapid and complex note patterns made Lubomyr one of the world's fastest concert pianists. His virtuoso piano technique forms overtones that blend, collide or even create new melodies in rare moments, and thereby shape the composition beyond its original form. In the artist's own words: "My first encounter with Peter was at the Ambient Festival in Cologne, when I came into the cathedral where he was playing along with Nils. I was amazed and enthralled by the beauty and power of their music. The colors and majesty of the cathedral coupled with their music made it a great experience I will never forget. Some time later, Peter contacted me with an invitation to come visit him in Berlin and try creating some music together. I had not played improvisation with other ambient musicians before, having worked solo for all these past years. So it was such a relief to start playing at his studio and hear his wonderful input. He was adding a beautiful and delicate dust cover of sounds and pearly effects that cast a lovely sparkle over the piano music -- I loved it. It was a thrill to hear Continuous Music in some new clothes! And with the addition of Nils and Martyn, we all felt the beautiful spell of the communal flow as the music carried us into wonderful spaces." The album artwork and design was created by American contemporary artist Gregory Euclide, known for his cover art for Bon Iver's self-titled album.


ERATP 059EP

RIVAL CONSOLES: Sonne 12" (ERATP 059EP) 17.50
Ryan Lee West aka Rival Consoles reinforces his unique style of minimal electronic arrangements with a new 6-track EP. With Sonne, Ryan creates music to structure itself around a pulse, rather than the pulse being the defining point. Not relying on a conventional beat, the title-track is a prime example of how an analog synthesizer can create the power and momentum of a rhythm section. From the distorted waves in "3 Chords," to the rhythmic waves of constant speeding up and then slowing down on "Recovery," it's the Moog Voyager, Prophet and tape delay that make up the core sound of the EP.


ERATP 063EP

DARE, DOUGLAS: Caroline/If Only 10" (ERATP 063EP) 17.50
London-based singer-songwriter Douglas Dare releases a new EP, following on from his debut album Whelm (ERATP 057CD/LP). Named after album track "Caroline" and new track "If I Knew I Were Alive," it also features remixes by fellow label-mate Ryan Lee West aka Rival Consoles and Houndstooth's own electronic producer Ross Tones aka Throwing Snow. "Caroline" is the only song on his debut album that is stripped down to just his voice and piano-playing, so it was a natural choice as a first single. The new track Douglas wrote by creating beats, looping them and recording parts live.

FAKE DIAMOND RECORDS (DENMARK)

FDR 025LP

MY BUBBA: Goes Abroader LP (FDR 025LP) 25.00
LP version. My Bubba (formerly My Bubba & Mi) are a daringly sweet pair of Scandinavian ladies, whose songs are slow and easy, teasing and pleasing. After a soft start in American folk, they are now exploring the dance moves of more far-fetched and exotic inspirations -- they just finished a record with producer Noah Georgeson, featuring carnival rhythms, jungle poems, and desert riding chants! All silky-like, simple and melodic, with a sassy crunch.

FARSIDE RECORDS (GERMANY)

FAROTRS 024EP

LIQUID PHONK: Missing You EP 12" (FAROTRS 024EP) 12.00
"Missing You (Liquid Phonk Edit)" is a warm & soulful masterpiece with a dope old school-sounding percussion groove, featuring vocals by Patricia Edwards. The Liquid Phonk guys re-edited their original version and transformed the tune into an even more melancholic, soulful monster. The Sello remix comes along with a little more raw b-boy attitude, adding a killer bass line, a fat groove, and cool production. Liquid Phonk's "Like the Moon" has a 110 bpm and a sexy, hypnotic groove. The vocal samples, chords, and a classic piano melt into something very special.

HOT BUS RECORDS (DENMARK)

HBR 001LP

ASTEROIDS GALAXY TOUR, THE: Bring Us Together LP+CD (HBR 001LP) 20.00
LP version. Includes CD of full album. The Asteroids Galaxy Tour is a futuristic dance vision. Take the trumpets and soul from a Mexican mariachi band. Add processed beats and samples that mercilessly force each and every body to get up and dance. Top it all off with a dash of psychedelic-futuristic synth allure and Mette Lindberg's sultry vocals. Toss it all aboard a tightly-packed spaceship headed on a course towards the coolest party on the moon and there you have the sound of The Asteroids Galaxy Tour's third album Bring Us Together. On this album, the desire to explore new musical universes is greater than ever before. The record points towards eternity with its cooler, more futuristic sound. "We wanted to create a heavier and slightly darker atmosphere for this album. The sound is more processed and less 'manual' than before, with more weighting on repetitive beats, bass grooves, chopped-up loops and a more laid-back vocal style," explains producer and mastermind Lars Iversen. The new Asteroids sound gives you whiffs of everything from funk and disco to club and trip-hop, without leaving you in any doubt that you are indeed hearing the hypnotizing melodies of The Asteroids Galaxy Tour.

HOUNDSTOOTH (UK)

HTH 027EP

CALL SUPER: Sulu Sekou/Coney Storm Drain 7" (HTH 027EP) 14.00
Two versions of tracks taken from Call Super's highly-anticipated debut album, Suzi Ecto. Pressed to 7", dinked vinyl in a strictly-limited run of 300 copies worldwide.


HTH 028EP

HAWKES, MARQUIS: Fifty Fathoms Deep 12" (HTH 028EP) 14.00
Roughing up accessible sounds has been a theme throughout Marquis Hawkes' career, and nowhere has it been so clear than on his debut for Fabric's in-house imprint, Houndstooth. Four upfront house jams, each demonstrating a different side to Hawkes' production talent, take in jazz-inflected deepness, disco flavors, quirky cyber-pop through to futuristic funk. Think Prince meets Neneh Cherry, held hostage by Gene Hunt's relentless 909 selections. Despite the variety of influences on display, a contiguous thread is maintained, something also reflected in his DJ sets, their all-encompassing yet coherent nature winning over fans far and wide.


HTH 029LP

CALL SUPER: Suzi Ecto 2LP (HTH 029LP) 33.00
Double LP version, cut to 180 gram vinyl. The fears and passing joys of the world pouring in through mouth, nose, eyes and ears. React against what we cannot stand: the co-opted postures, the gimmicks of aspirants, unconscious reactive strategies. Here now in the contradictory mix of the blissful, the panicked and the paranoid that thrives place to place. Drowning us. Veins, organs and mind are filled until we blur into these cities and skies and our reactions fade away. A positive assertion is staked and I see that this is no longer a part of me. Call Super's highly-anticipated debut album Suzi Ecto is presented on heavyweight double LP. Presented in bespoke PVC sleeve with spot varnish pattern.

IMPORTANT RECORDS

IMPREC 348LP

VAN WISSEM & JIM JARMUSCH, JOZEF: Concerning The Entrance Into Eternity LP (IMPREC 348LP) 16.50
2014 repress. LP version. "Concerning The Entrance Into Eternity is an extraordinary new collaboration between Dutch lutenist Jozef Van Wissem and American filmmaker and guitarist Jim Jarmusch. Jarmusch's previous collaborations with Wissem have not prepared the eager listener for the expressivity and emotional depth of his playing on these duets. Respectful of one another's space the pair weave layers of melody and waves of feedback while acoustic guitar and lute wrap together with a subtle depth exemplifying an austere understanding and compatibility. Jarmusch's guitar work is metaphysical, at times sounding like a hurdy gurdy and at other time sounding as if it is responding to the calls of the lute. The final piece, 'He Is Hanging By His Shiny Arms, His Heart An Open Wound WIth Love,' finds Jarmusch accompanying a solo lute composition with a reading from St. John Of The Cross. With three titles named after Christian mystic Emanuel Swedenborg's work, this record is extraordinary, new and arcane at the same time, modern but timeless."

INFRASTRUCTURE NEW YORK

INF 015EP

MARIANO DC: Stiletto 12" (INF 015EP) 14.50
Buenos Aires-based producer and Cocoliche resident Mariano DC provides the next installment in Infrastructure's return. A cult figure amongst his native club scene, Mariano's brash, intense and riotous tracks on Stiletto mark a timely juxtaposition to the label's three recent releases. Offering a welcome reminder of the type of techno that is central to the Infrastructure sound, they guide us through a varying palette of moods. From the hypnotic sub-sonic waves of "Kaverna," the heady heights of title-track "Stiletto," or the crunching static snares of "Cascada," the EP presents yet another facet of the Infrastructure sound to the fore.

KEYHOLE (UK)

KH 9006LP

ULTIMATE SPINACH: Live at the Unicorn, July 1967 LP (KH 9006LP) 23.00
Now for the first time on LP. Forever associated with the so-called "Bosstown Sound" hype, Ultimate Spinach were in fact one of the more intriguing psychedelic bands to emerge from late 1960s America. This live set was recorded during their residency at one of Boston's leading music venues in the summer of 1967, shortly before they taped their debut album. It finds them blending folk-rock, straight pop, and mind-blowing psychedelia to powerful effect, and is presented complete with detailed background notes and rare photos. Remastered sound.

KI RECORDS (GERMANY)

KI 007LP

TANABE, DAISUKE: Floating Underwater 2x10" (KI 007LP) 29.00
Vinyl edition on two 10" records, housed in a full color cover. Includes poster, sticker, and download code. The Japanese producer Daisuke Tanabe is back on Ki for a full 15-track album. Tanabe was initially one of the first to contribute his music to the German imprint with the second release in the label's catalog back in 2009. Some time has passed since then and the former Red Bull Music Academy participant has evolved even more and cemented his unique soundscape to a recognizable trademark. With his debut album Before I Forget, a few EPs, many remixes and an album in collaboration with Kidkanevil as Kidsuke, he's now back for more on Ki. Fifteen tracks full of surprising twists and turns and genre-defying sounds and rhythmic patterns. It was always hard to put Tanabe's production into one genre and it's not easier now. If you want to, you will definitely be able to put his music somewhere, but you better listen closely and get lost in his incredibly deep and intelligent arrangements. It's an album that tells the listener a story. Which story that is? It's solely up to you. The track "Paper Planes" is a perfect example of his dreamy lo-fi sound taking you on a voyage, full of bells and wobbling synthesizer lines. "Fun Robbery" shows how Tanabe can take any influence and give it his own trademark. A beautiful deep and dubby chord meets twisted bell patterns and analog drums that you better listen to on a good sound system. "Pinebee," for example, flirts with oriental sounds but is basically driven by a rhythmic pattern that is known as, well, drum and bass. "Expo" and "Blue Rat" get you trapped in a video game. Beautiful arpeggiated synths and strong melodies take you on a night ride through Tokyo.

KINGSTON SOUNDS (UK)

KSLP 053LP

COLLINS, DAVE AND ANSELL: Double Up!!: 14 Killer Cuts from Jamaica's Finest Duo LP (KSLP 053LP) 15.50
LP version. The Jamaican reggae duo Dave and Ansell Collins hit big-time in 1970 when they topped the UK charts with one of the all-time classic reggae singles "Double Barrel." It also became one of the first reggae hits in the USA. The distinctive chant of singer Dave Barker calling out the intro to songs, letting the listener know what was about to hit them is timeless. He also carries a great soul voice that has added magic to many a great reggae tune. Dave and Ansell are two talented artists that on their own have added so much to the reggae sounds we know and love. But together they have made a name that will go down in history as one of the great duos that came out of Jamaica and onto the world's stage. Kingston Sounds have compiled a set of songs that show the wide-ranging talents of Dave Barker and Ansell Collins.

KOMPAKT (GERMANY)

KOM 312LP

BORATTO, GUI: Abaporu 2LP+CD (KOM 312LP) 25.50
Gatefold double LP version pressed on 180 gram audiophile vinyl, including a CD of the entire album. Returning to the full-length format after a couple of years well-spent in the 12" singles circuit, Brazilian groove architect Gui Boratto follows up his 2011 offering III (KOMP 090CD/KOM 242LP) with new masterpiece Abaporu -- an exotic and colorful journey into sound, spread over 13 richly-orchestrated club tracks that display the same penchant for ridiculously catchy melodies and infectious rhythms that already informed his revered 2007 album debut Chromophobia (KOMP 056CD/(KOM 152LP). In what may be his best work to date, Gui Boratto strings together various contemporary strands of pop-infused techno and house and translates them into his very own stream of groove consciousness -- also an act of cultural appropriation, as both Abaporu's cover artwork and title suggest: putting an inspired twist on Brazil's most famous modernist painting "Abaporu" from early 20th-century artist Tarsilo Do Amaral, they draw from the rich history of Brazilian modern art, where European and indigenous influences would collide in the most exciting manner. Elegantly swinging album opener "Antropofagia" elaborates on this by directly referencing the "Manifesto Antropogafo" (translated as "Cannibal Manifesto") from Oswald de Andrade in its title: Tarsila's husband was also a main proponent of the so-called Anthropophagic Movement that intended to literally devour European culture and turn it into something genuinely Brazilian. In a dazzling display of sonic depth and subtextual ingenuity, Gui Boratto arranges his lush synth-scapes accordingly, painting in broad, neoprimitivist strokes and bright colors that -- at a closer look -- reveal an immense wealth of retro-modernist touches and textural detail. Besides showing off its beautifully crafted melodic flourishes, the album's extended sound palette also flexes its dance muscles on a regular basis -- as eponymous minimal bouncer Abaporu or prime-time piano banger "Joker" prove with ease: a well-versed dance producer and engineer like Gui knows perfectly well how to lay out a narrative arc for utmost floor impact. Meanwhile, cuts like "Please Don't Take Me Home," "Get the Party Started" and "22" illustrate Gui's growing preoccupation with expertly tailored vocals or finely tuned guitar interludes -- updates to his sonic vocabulary that already lead to the fantastic summer singles "Take Control" and "Too Late." The extent of Gui's musical bravura becomes abundantly clear with "Indigo"'s masterfully directed ascension from a deceptively simple, laid-back glockenspiel melody to full-blown string drama in just a handful of bars -- an engrossing listening experience that primes the canvas for introspective, wistful groover "Manifesto," taking the album's emotional trajectory full circle. One of the Brazilian mastermind's most satisfying full-length efforts to date, "Abaporu" finds Gui at the top of his game, rewiring the electronic circuits that connect European and U.S. dance music to his own -- and our -- liking.


KOM EX081EP

BAUMEL, PATRICE: Speicher 81 12" (KOM EX081EP) 14.00
For Speicher 81, Amsterdam-based DJ and producer Patrice Bäumel presents two adventurous minimal epics with decidedly mind-bending propensities. "Mile High Gang" serves as a perfect example for his credo, underpinning its vibrant synth sequences with a meticulously-crafted and intensely propelling beat. The true mind-bender, however, arrives with the flipside's aptly-named "Vertigo," a deceptively simple, yet unstoppable son-of-a-pitch-shifter, cutting its way through spiraling serpentines in dizzying heights. Patrice Bäumel commutes between electronic factions with ease: he caters to a purist crowd as well as those in dire need of sonic surprises, giving both daydreamers and nighthawks something to rock out about.

KRANKY

KRANK 185LP

ANJOU: Anjou LP (KRANK 185LP) 14.00
LP version. "The culmination of four years writing and editing, Anjou marks the ?rst collaboration between Labradford's Robert Donne and Mark Nelson since the release of that group's ?xed:context LP. Combining modular synthesis, Max/MSP programming and live instrumentation, Anjou deftly weaves noise with gentle ambience and melody with texture. Guitar, bass and Steven Hess' (Locrian, Fennesz, Pan American) live percussion give the eight pieces an immediacy and create a framework for the more abstract sounds of digital and analog synth programming. The product of twenty plus years of friendship, Anjou is re?ned and challenging. An extension of the Labradford sound-world but no mere victory lap, Anjou represents Donne and Nelson stepping out and forward, their eyes ?rmly focusing on the future."

LINEAR LABS

LL 003-PIC

SOULS OF MISCHIEF: There Is Only Now (Picture Disc) PIC. DISC (LL 003-PIC) 29.00
"The Adrian Younge produced Souls of Mischief future classic There Is Only Now is now available as a deluxe picture disc. The sixth album from legendary hip-hop group Souls of Mischief, There Is Only Now, is a unique cinematic 90s crime tale of love, loss, and revenge. A conceptual collaboration with producer Adrian Younge and the first release on his freshly launched Linear Labs Records label, There Is Only Now gets its inspiration from a near fatal incident involving group members A-Plus, Opio, Tajai, and Phesto early in their careers. Set in 1994, There Is Only Now serves as a bookend to two decades of music since the release of their seminal debut album, '93 Til Infinity."


LL 007LP

SOULS OF MISCHIEF: There Is Only Now: The Ali Shaheed Muhammad Remixes 10" (LL 007LP) 21.00
"DJ/Producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad is a hip-hop icon. As one-third of legendary hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest, his influence and impact on the musical landscape is still felt today. Last year, Muhammad received an invitation from Adrian Younge to work on fellow Golden Era legends Souls of Mischief's There Is Only Now. He narrated the album, playing a DJ for fictional local Oakland radio station K-NOW, while providing background music to accompany the narration. The results were impressive enough to ignite a creative burst in the two producers that quickly produced an album's worth of material in a matter of weeks. Excited to support the There Is Only Now album, Muhammad got to work on a ten-track remix album that carefully re-imagines the original. Looking for a different mix and sound, Muhammad shares, 'I wanted to make it as emotional and moving as the original compositions. So even though it's a remix, it has the feeling of an original work. But bringing something else to the sound.'"


LL 008CS

SOULS OF MISCHIEF: There Is Only Now: The Ali Shaheed Muhammad Remixes Cassette (LL 008CS) 11.00
Cassette version.

MCA RECORDS

MCA 11243LP

VA: Tales From The Hood: The Soundtrack LP (MCA 11243LP) 13.00
1995 compilation featuring tracks by Wu-Tang Clan, Face Mob, Domino, Spice 1, Ol' Dirty Bastard, NME & Grench The Mean 1, Havoc & Prodeje, MC Eiht, Gravediggaz, Bokie Loc, The Click and N.G.N.

MISSISSIPPI RECORDS

MR 028LP

RATS, THE: The Rats LP (MR 028LP) 15.00
2014 repress, originally released in 2008. "First LP, recorded in 1979 by Portland punk legends - the Rats. Fred and Toody Cole of Dead Moon, Pierced Arrows, The Range Rats, The Weeds, The Lollipop Shop and a million other bands along with Rod Rat present a punk rock masterpiece. Stripped down and lo fi. The record has a slight psychedelic edge and some definite roots in early rock and roll. The record that started to define the aesthetic that would later inform what Fred and Toody accomplished with Dead Moon. Nuts and bolts great songwriting on songs such as Teenagers, World war 3, Social Indigestion and more."


MR 039LP

RATS, THE: Intermittent Signals LP (MR 039LP) 15.00
2014 repress, originally released in 2009. "Second LP, recorded in 1980, buy Portland punk legends - The Rats. Fred and Toody Cole of Dead Moon, Pierced Arrows, The Range Rats, The Weeds. The Lollipop Shoppe and a million other bands are joined on this one by Sam Henry of the Wipers, Napalm Beach and a million other bands. A very eclectic LP with elements of Punk, new wave, art rock, psychedelia and early Rock and roll. Great nuts and bolts song writing. A true punk rock classic."


MRP 090EP

BUCK, PETER: Opium Drivel 7" EP 7" (MRP 090EP) 5.00
"An extended play 33 RPM 7" EP. Peter brings us 4 songs on this one. Side A features two rockers - one being 'Portrait Of A Sorry Man' in which Peter asks for forgiveness for all his sins and one being the classic rock thumper -- 'If This Is Love Give Me My Money Back'. The other B side (did we mention this is a double B side?) is two raw stripped down demos played simply and beautifully by Peter and Scott McCaughey. A nice little record."

MUNSTER RECORDS (SPAIN)

MR 314LP

VA: Algo Salvaje: Untamed 60's Beat and Garage Nuggets from Spain Vol. 1 2LP (MR 314LP) 25.50
Double LP version. Internationally labeled as "nuggets" (after the original compilation of the same name concocted by Jac Holzman and Lenny Kaye in 1972 for the Elektra label), the more common garage rock label has been used to place and describe one of the most fertile chapters of rock & roll history during its most creative years. An underground story which has luckily become known, with participants from all around the globe, which included anonymous musicians, independent record labels with impossible names, and ridiculously limited pressings, often not more than a few hundred copies. Much more important and influential than its level of exposure would suggest, this nuggets-type of music was insolent, proud and self-taught. The trigger of the phenomenon was, without a doubt, the concluding British Invasion to the U.S., which started in 1964: that collective youthful glare provoked by an unprecedented music event in which a number of English bands took up American music and regenerated it in their own personal way. All of them managed to open a big crack in the comfortable status of early '60s rock through which garage rock, in an incredible game of fascination and rage, started to pour freely. This new music, drawing from beat, rhythm & blues and the new psychedelic nuances that already flew over the rock scene, emerged gloriously as a coarse creature. Question Mark, The 13th Floor Elevators, The Remains, The Chocolate Watchband, Electric Prunes, The Seeds, The Standells, Kenny & The Casuals, The Sonics, Music Machine -- and hundreds more bands. They led the American answer to the British bands and they all reached truly fantastic heights, although any list of great names will be insufficient and unfair. Dazzled by that blinding light, thousands of bands appeared from all over the world, including Spain, of course. Few of the expected obstacles derived from the political and social situation in Spain under Franco seemed to matter to these bands. At their own pace and in their own way, and almost at the same time that it was happening on the other side of the Atlantic, the Spanish nuggets got into action and moved from the village music band to the yeh-yeh group. The cleverest teenagers noticed that there was something new in the air, and realized that such intoxicating music enabled them to display attitudes and words which didn't have any other way out in that anomalous society. The breeding ground was usually small labels and sometimes, not often, the bigger imprints would dare take a chance. In both cases, the nuggets-type tracks were always on the B-side of singles and EPs. It's worth it to note the unusual case of Los Brincos and their Beatlesque and thunderous debut "Dance the Pulga," a visionary piece which started the genre in 1964 with all the honors, and whose second 7", Flamenco, introduced one of the key contributions of Spanish garage: noisy approximations or versions of copla and flamenco songs. It was an obligatory and respectable settling of scores with genres of music that were tied to the past and to a model of authoritarian family whose foundations were starting to crack. And although the dotted map of the most prolific areas points towards the tourist sites of the Mediterranean coast, it was actually a global phenomenon which took place in any part of Spain. Coming, most of them, from a middle class background which was starting to consolidate, Spanish teenagers from the '60s employed the same musical models as their foreign colleagues, but their contribution was not only exemplary in many cases, but also specifically genuine. These Spanish Nuggets, an eternal unfinished business of our musical heritage waiting to be reissued, are finally celebrated here on this first volume of Algo Salvaje. Includes extensive notes by Vicente Fabuel, featuring all the original record sleeves and artist photos.

MUSIC ON VINYL (NETHERLANDS)

MOV 063LP

VA: The Wicker Man LP (MOV 063LP) 33.00
Small restock. "Music On Vinyl presents The Wicker Man on 180 gram audiophile and limited coloured vinyl. For this 2010 release, ALL the songs from the cult classic 1973 soundtrack are included. For many years this was a holy grail among soundtrack aficionados. This release has been prepared from recently discovered master tapes with a clarity and presence that gives the late Paul Giovanni's haunting music the showcase it has so long deserved. The Wicker Man is one of the most sought after soundtracks ever! Now presented in a strictly limited edition on coloured vinyl and packaged in a lavish gatefold sleeve with extensive notes and stills from the movie. A luxurious package that pays homage to what is without doubt one of the most innovative and provocative British cult horror films ever produced. This is definitely the stuff that myths are made of! Containing exclusive material from the later, longer version of the film, including the song 'Gently Johnny,' which was not available on early LP issues. Paul Giovanni, together with Magnet, has created a mysterious and sinister world that has a life of its own nearly 30 years after the film's release -- flutes, lyres, harmonicas, and guitars, mixed in with original and traditional material makes each song totally different, summing up the atmosphere of the movie brilliantly! The Wicker Man is a stunning soundtrack which all you movie buffs and traditional British folk music fans are advised to snap up for your collection!" Orange-swirl colored vinyl.

MYSTRA RECORDS

MYS 009LP

CHAPMAN, MICHAEL: Plaindealer LP (MYS 009LP) 11.00
Restocked; reissue of one of Michael Chapman's self-released CDRs -- a studio album from '05. Hand-made sleeves with insert. "Long stretches of clawing, flipping digits from one burning line to the next, all the while kinda hooting vocally along with a snort and a smile...each jam more deadly then the next. Which TURNED ME THE FUCK ON as much as any holy shit..." -- thurston moore.

NERO'S NEPTUNE

NN 027LP

DANNY AND THE DARLEANS: Danny and the Darleans LP (NN 027LP) 18.50
2014 repress on blue colored vinyl. Includes download code. Danny Kroha is a founding member of The Gories, who released two albums and a handful of singles containing influential blues/punk between 1986 and 1992. From 1993-2006, Kroha co-led the Demolition Doll Rods through five albums of primitive glam/roots scorch. Now, Kroha comes full circle with his latest combo, Danny And The Darleans. They play what Kroha describes as "garage rock," a style of American folk music which is blues-based and is played with electric guitar, electric bass, and drums. With the explosive rhythm section of sometime-Detroit Cobra Richie Wohlfeil on drums and Colleen Burke on bass and vocals, the band storm through 12 numbers with the raw energy and toughness one would hope for from Detroit's best rock and roll band. Recently name-checked in Jim Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive!

NERVMUSIC (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)

NM 013EP

SOBOL, ALLIV: Toz EP 2x12" (NM 013EP) 25.00
Mysterious high-quality artwork + depth sound double pack. Four long tracks by Alliv Sobol, also formerly known as ???.

PAST & PRESENT (UK)

PAPRBOX 007CD

VA: The Perfumed Garden 5CD BOX (PAPRBOX 007CD) 57.00
2014 repress. Subtitled: 82 Rare Flowerings From The British Underground 1965-73. Named in honor of John Peel's 1967 late-night program on pirate radio station Radio London, which Peel named after a 13th century Arabic sex manual, the original 3 volumes of Past & Present's The Perfumed Garden (2003), which many aficionados felt set the benchmark for future compilations, were applauded for the quality of both the content and the sound, but these accolades were often undermined by the lack of information about the tracks and the artists who performed them. This repackaged version of the first 3 volumes, plus 2 additional volumes compiled by a leading expert on British psychedelia, contains a scholarly and informative 52-page booklet, complete with rare photographs and exhaustive liner notes. This is full-on UK garage rock and psychedelia, and every track is a winner. Great sound coupled with 82 fantastic tracks over 5 CDs, 3 featuring the original artwork and the additional discs boasting new artwork, newly-commissioned for this superb box set. Artists include: Factory, Eyes, Syn, Nimrod, Smoke, Birds, Shy Limbs, Game, Frame, Mandrake Paddle Steamer, French Revolution, Vamp, Syndicates, Sands, Tintern Abbey, The Craig, Open Mind, Kult, Eyes, Poets, Ace Kefford Stand, Rupert's People, Thane Russal & Three, Deviants, Fleur-De-Lys, In-Be-Tweens, Uglies, Glen Athens & The Trojans, Gary Leeds & Rain, Les Goths, Drag Set, Accent, Longboatmen, Miller, Shyster, Majority One, Groundhogs, Herbal Mixture, Pete Sully & The Orchard, Adams Recital, Cedars, Wolves, Actress, Reign, Barry Mason, Boeing Duveen, Andwella's Dream, Serendipity, Rupert's, Flies, Joint, Blonde On Blonde, Magic Mixture, Tucky Buzzard, Timebox, Simon's Secret, Please, Orang Utan, Arcadium, Flaming Youth, Monument, Five Day Week, John McLaughlin, Animals, Arzachel, Deviants, July, Pacific Drift, Camel, Bulldog Breed, Wynder K. Frog, Aynsley Dunbar, Will Malone, Dear Mr. Time, Complex, Twink, Eyes Of Blue, Dogfeet, and Bram Stoker.

PERMANENT VACATION (GERMANY)

PERMVAC 125EP

LOCKED GROOVE: Thesseus 12" (PERMVAC 125EP) 12.00
The title-track, "Thesseus," is a stretched-out Detroit-infused tune with almost hypnotic yet ingenious stabs combined with a strong and moody bass line for which we know Locked Groove best. "Meditations in an Emergency" is one of those tunes you put on at the end of the night or when an emergency to meditate presents itself. In addition to the two originals there's also an excellent remix of "Meditations in an Emergency" by Clockwork (C/W). The remix focuses more on the hard-edged elements of the original, morphing it into something reminiscent of early '90s broken beats/ techno.

PHARAWAY SOUNDS (SPAIN)

PHS 022LP

KARACA, CEM: Nem Kaldi? LP (PHS 022LP) 25.50
Gatefold LP version. Cem Karaca announces his intent to slay all enemies of Istanbul's leftist counterculture with stompin' prog keyboards. Sophisticated and passionate, with flamboyant taste in sunglasses, Cem Karaca led Istanbul's music fans through a period of violent political turmoil. Karaca reworked traditional folk lyrics with molten electric bass lines that played up both a poet's broiling righteousness and also his listeners' common ground with their elders in Turkey's history. 1975's Nem Kaldi? gathers more '60s-'70s singles that lead the listener through Karaca's own musical history, skipping across various collaborations. Sink deeper into the intrigue both musical & otherwise as fractious personnel changes & real-life assassins multiply, yet the double-time drums & badass synthesizer schwings pound on.

QDK MEDIA (GERMANY)

QDK 013CD

VA: Electronic Toys CD (QDK 013CD) 14.50
1999 release, repressed! Subtitled "A Retrospective of 70's Synthesizer Music". Features tracks by David Vorhaus, Ron Geesin, Mladen Franko, Steve Gray, Brian Benett, Heinz Funk, Eric Peters, Roland Hovac, Gerhard Trede, Ted Atking, Claude Larson & His Computer Controlled Oscillators, Dave Richmond, Rex Brown Company & Wersi-Electric-String Orchestra and Cecil Canterburn. "This compilation of Electronic tunes from the early 70´s are real fun. 19 great tracks, morning cartoon like and way more experimental than most of the mainstream stuff released in those years. All tracks where taken from several library companies and that makes them so visual. They´re composed for films and commercials. Electronic Pling-Plong-Music for Lounge Fans."


QDK 029LP

VA: Love, Peace & Poetry: Asian Psychedelic Music LP (QDK 029LP) 16.50
2014 restock. Gatefold sleeve, vinyl version. "Love Peace & Poetry Volume Three is undeniable evidence of the global impact of the music of the 1960s. Containing bands from Thailand, Cambodia, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, India, and Turkey doing original songs and covers of classic 60s songs by Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane, and the Beatles." Artists: Teddy Robin & the Playboys, Erkin Koray, San Ul Lim, Justin Heathcliff, Baris Manco, Cambodian Rocks, The Mops, Yuya Uchida & the Flowers, 3 Hür El, The Fentones, Mogollar, Confusions, The Quest, Jung Hyun and the Men.


QDK 040LP

VA: Love, Peace & Poetry - Japanese Psychedelic Music LP (QDK 040LP) 16.50
2014 restock. LP version in deluxe full color gatefold sleeve. "Japanese psychedelic music of the 1960s & 1970s is very heavily invested in a hard rock aesthetic and much of what we've chosen to include here features some phenomenal over the top electric guitar excess. Many Japanese records from this period are either very heavy psychedelic rock, or they are very experimental and avant garde with little in the way of classic UK & US Sixties 'underground' psychedelia to be found. Unlike most compilations which focus on rare singles tracks, the Love, Peace & Poetry series collects tracks from the world's rarest and most obscure psychedelic albums believing that, no matter how passionate a music fan you might be, you shouldn't be too surprised to find that you may have missed at least a few things along the way.." -- Stan Denski. Artists included: The Mops, Yuya Uchida/Flowers, The Happenings Four, Foodbrain, Apryl Fool (Haruomi Hosono), Speed, Glue & Shinki, Blues Creation, Shinki Chen & Friends, The Jacks, Tokedashita Garasubako, Justin Heathcliff, Masahiko Sato & Sound Breakers, Kuni Kawachi & His Friends, The Beavers.


QDK 041LP

VA: Love, Peace & Poetry - British Psychedelic Music LP (QDK 041LP) 16.50
2014 restock. LP version in deluxe full color gatefold sleeve. Fifth volume in this phenomenal series of compilations focusing on the weirdest and most uncommon records from the late 60s/early 70s, this time focusing on underground UK releases. "Not just another collection of rare singles tracks, this series is designed to introduce you to a large box of albums you may have heard of but have never heard; designed to show you that there was a bit more Love, Peace and Poetry around than you might have thought." --Stan Denski. Artists include: Red Dirt, Gary Walker & The Rain, Andwellas Dream, Dark, Dogfeet, Tony, Caro & John, Candida Pax, Pussy, Mark Fry, Motherlight, Light Years Away (Astral Navigations, aka Bill Nelson), Bodkin, Forever Amber, Oliver, Parameter.


QDK 045LP

VA: Love, Peace & Poetry: Mexican Psychedelic Music LP (QDK 045LP) 16.50
2014 restock. LP version, full color gategold sleeve. "The economic prosperity that fueled the Baby Boom generation in the United States didn't exist for Mexican youth, nor was Mexico as racially volatile or sexually repressed. In the 1950's the culture of the United States was far more shook up by Elvis and his gyrating army than was Mexico. Rock and roll became dangerous in Mexico when it began to be mixed with a challenge to the political status quo. Tracks from rare LPs by The Flying Karpets, Grupo Ciruela, Los Ovnis, La Onda De Survival, and Nahuatl help complete our tour through the various climates of 1960s-1970s Mexican psychedelia, and readily demonstrate the origins of a musical culture that continues on into contemporary times in the many bands that make up the active Mexican music scene here in the new century."

RHYTHMPLEX

RPLX 002LP

DEATH BLUES: Ensemble LP + BOOK (RPLX 002LP) 37.00
"Over the course of various releases, the self-titled debut Death Blues (Hometapes/Taiga), Here (Rhythmplex), Non-fiction (SIGE), as well as the text only Death Blues manifesto, drummer and percussionist Jon Mueller's Death Blues project has used sound, performance, and concept to explore ideas around presence and experience. This work culminates in the release of Ensemble, an elaborate book/LP/digital release that features seven essays about our vulnerability, the rawness of our inner lives, and how we move forward in the face of it all. The audio is an elaborate orchestral soundtrack crafted by Mueller and composer/multi-instrumentalist William Ryan Fritch over the course of two years. Like the essays, the music exemplifies complex emotional and textural layers via strings, woodwinds, percussion, and wordless vocals, ranging from cinematic and dreamful to thundering and powerful over the course of its nine tracks. Late artist Lillian Rammel's hand-made masks from the 1970s are featured throughout the package, symbolizing inward and outward perceptions. The combination of audio, text, and visual create an immersive and broad experience. This is work about people, for people. Ensemble comes packaged as a deluxe 16pp hardback full color book with a 140 gm LP."

SECOND STATE AUDIO (GERMANY)

SNDST 004EP

PAN-POT: Grey Matter 12" (SNDST 004EP) 12.00
For Pan-Pot's second release on their new imprint they fall nothing short of what you would expect from the infamous duo. "Grey Matter" is a stormer made especially for the intense peak-time strobe lights of a dark sweaty club. The pulsing stabs and swelling bass in combination with the rolling hi-hats and shakers keep the energy flowing upward. On the flip side is "Substance" and with this one, Pan-Pot showcase their vast knowledge of what tension can do on the dancefloor. From beginning to end, it teases with builds that never quite go over the edge.

SHADOKS MUSIC (GERMANY)

SHAD 141CD

ROCH, ERNAN: La Onda Pesada, Mexico 1971 CD (SHAD 141CD) 17.00
Almost nothing was known about this mysterious record until Shadoks' friend Enrique Rivas managed to make contact with Ernan Roch, very much like he did with Kaleidoscope. This album was recorded in Mexico in 1970 together with the band El Amor, who recorded three albums for Capitol Records. His outstanding song "The Train" has a similar vibe to Damon's "Song of a Gypsy," with great fuzz guitar all over. Ernan sings all songs in English, which is not very common for bands from Mexico. This is the first official release of this album from Ernan Roch with great liner notes and photos. One of the best releases from Mexico. Features four bonus tracks.


SHAD 163CD

CHARLIES: Musiikkia Elokuvasta Julisteiden Liimaajat CD (SHAD 163CD) 17.00
One of the most influential bands from Finland are Charlies. They recorded their second album Buttocks in 1970 and also that same year, this first album. Shadoks has included six bonus tracks on this release, including their rare single from 1969. The album was recorded for an underground movie of the same title, and Charlies had full artistic freedom to create psychedelic songs and effects. Their song "Sunshine Supergirl" is a good example of classic work by this amazing underground band, featuring great guitar riffs by Eero Ravi. The original LP was pressed only a few hundred times and is a very rare collector's item today. What a great band and what a great guitar player. Dave Lindholm wrote: "Charlies was the first big Finnish rock band for me. They played loud & rough. They looked like men, not popstars. They played the music I love. Could I ask for more? Well, I didn't!"

SINNBUS (GERMANY)

SINNBUS 054CD

EINAR STRAY ORCHESTRA: Politricks CD (SINNBUS 054CD) 15.50
Einar Stray Orchestra's new album has been given the name Politricks and is lyrically a tribute to childhood heroes and beliefs that are shattered when faced with the reality of the adult world. It is a personal story about finding oneself, about adolescent frustration in the middle of a blizzard of different beliefs. It is about losing a friend to death and a farewell letter to God, which was never sent but made into a song instead. Politricks is an album about being ashamed of Norwegian foreign policies 0- about being from a country that hands out peace prizes with one hand and simultaneously makes weapons of war and builds its extreme prosperity on oil with the other. Musically, Einar Stray Orchestra is inspired by artists such as Sufjan Stevens and Godspeed You! Black Emperor with the same orchestral approach to composing. The songs will be as long as they need to be, and where both shouting and whispering colors the soundscape. Politricks is a dynamic and colorful album. Dark melancholy and an orchestral sound that meets an accessible pop sound with more shades than on its predecessor Chiaroscuro. The signature grand piano gets a rest at times in favor of electric guitar and shoegaze influences. Politricks takes you from stripped a cappella to noisy rock crescendos. The album was produced by Hasse Rosbach (Team Me/Moddi) and mixed by Nick Terry (Libertines/Klaxons/Serena Maneesh).

SOMMOR RECORDS (SPAIN)

SOMM 016LP

HAVENSTREET: The End of the Line/Perspectives 2LP (SOMM 016LP) 33.00
Double LP version. The genesis of Havenstreet goes back to 1969, when Phil Ridgway and Jeff Vinter played in The Gas, an experimental psychedelic band heavily influenced by Barrett-era Pink Floyd. The two friends started to write songs their own songs, ending up as a folk duo. With the offer to record some of their material at a friend's studio, they recruited more musical friends, so Havenstreet was born. The influences had expanded now to bands and artists such as Peter Hammill, Strawbs, Traffic, Procol Harum, Stackridge, Keith Tippett, Bert Jansch, etc. In the early-mid '70s they recorded a couple of albums which circulated as private cassettes among friends and relatives. In 1977, Havenstreet released The End of the Line, a self-released album in a private edition of 250 copies. It was a collection of very English songs with evocative, literate lyrics and a stunning progressive folk-rock sound. It featured one of the earliest known tributes to Syd Barrett on the song "When the Madcap Meets the World." This expanded double set reissue of Havenstreet's sought-after album includes: the original The End of the Line album from 1977, a new album called Perspectives, which presents the best tracks from the privately-pressed cassettes The Autumn Wind (1974) and Transition (1976), plus rehearsal recordings for The End of the Line (1975/1976) and previously-unreleased recordings for the group's projected fourth album (1979), which was never completed. These amazing tracks range from electric acid-folk to Barrett-esque psych-pop, pastoral folk and Caravan-styled prog-rock. Includes a 16-page LP-sized booklet with photos and detailed liner notes. Remastered from the original master tapes.

SOUFFLE CONTINU RECORDS (FRANCE)

FFL 002EP

HELDON: Soutien a la RAF 7" (FFL 002EP) 16.50
This release marks the second release from Souffle Continu Records, the newly-founded label by the Parisian record shop. Following Third, Heldon brought out this EP Soutien à la RAF in 1975. Radical, highly political, organic and hypnotic, heavy electronic prog, this record, like Le Voyageur by Schizo was distributed free of charge at the time. Now almost impossible to find, this record is available again for the first time in almost 40 years as an exact replica of the original artifact in an edition of 700 copies, pressed on solid red vinyl with an insert.


FFL 003EP

HELDON: Perspectives 7" (FFL 003EP) 16.50
This release marks the third release from Souffle Continu Records, the newly-founded label by the Parisian record shop. Perspectives, the companion EP to the Heldon IV/Agnetta Nilsson LP, came out in 1976 and saw Heldon toughening its music with the appearance of sequencer and Moog. "Pure savage electronic energy," as would later describe Dominique Grimaud and Eric Deshayes. Now almost impossible to find, this record is available again for the first time in almost 40 years in its original shape in an edition of 700 copies, pressed on solid orange vinyl.

STAATSAKT (GERMANY)

AKT 759LP

NRBQ: Brass Tacks LP (AKT 759LP) 20.00
After more than 20 studio albums, more than a dozen live albums and numerous compilations, not to mention countless, and legendary, live performances around the world, NRBQ released a new studio album, Brass Tacks, in 2014. Recorded with Terry Adams on keyboards and vocals, Scott Ligon on guitar and vocals, Conrad Choucroun on drums (Ligon and Choucroun have been playing with Adams for seven years) and Casey McDonough (who joined the Q in 2012) on bass and vocals, Brass Tacks is brimming with swinging rhythms, sweet vocals, and sparkling sound. The dozen new tunes, served up in the unique Q mix of pop, rock, jazz, country, and more -- "It's just NRBQ music," says Adams. Credits: Terry Adams (piano, clavinet, harmonica ['I'd Like to Know'], vocals); Scott Ligon (guitar, banjo, vocals); Casey McDonough (bass, vocals); Conrad Choucroun (drums with Joe Camarillo, drums ['Greetings from Delaware' & 'I'm Not Here']); Jimmy Gordon (harmonica, ['This Flat Tire']). Brass Tacks was recorded and mixed by Norm DeMoura at Harmonium Studio. On tour, Conrad Choucroun is occasionally replaced by Bobby Lloyd Hicks on drums (The Skeletons, Dave Alvin, Jonathan Richman, Steve Forbert).

SUNBEAM RECORDS (UK)

SBR 5095LP

TWINK: Think Pink LP+CD (SBR 5095LP) 26.50
2014 repress. Recorded in London in July 1969, and featuring members of Tomorrow, The Pretty Things, The Deviants, and Tyrannosaurus Rex, the legendary Think Pink is one of the hallowed relics of British underground rock. Masterminded by John "Twink" Alder, who fully participated in this comprehensive reissue, it is presented here with detailed background notes, eight bonus tracks and rare pictures, making it truly essential for all fans of true psychedelia. Housed in a gatefold sleeve with a full-color booklet; on 180 gram vinyl with a CD copy of the album, plus bonus tracks.

SUPERIOR VIADUCT

SV 027LP

SENSATION'S FIX: Fragments of Light LP (SV 027LP) 24.00
2013 release. "'Sensations' Fix guitarist, keyboardist and occasional vocalist Franco Falsini cut his teeth with Italian groups in the '60s before assimilating the heady guitar virtuosity of English rock. In 1969, he moved to Virginia and built a recording studio in his girlfriend's basement, employing little more than his guitar, the newly available Minimoog synthesizer and a 4-track machine. These raw tracks, intended to be simple demos, formed the base of Fragments of Light, the debut album by Sensations' Fix. Originally released on Polydor in 1974, Fragments of Light does not bend to mid-'70s genre-classism. Fluid, meditative guitar leads and innovative use of synthesizers, combined with a noted lack of percussion (and vocals) on all but a few songs, have drawn comparisons to Kosmische legends Tangerine Dream and Popol Vuh. 'Space Closure,' the only track with live drums, resembles the kinetic progressive rock of fellow Italian Franco Battiato, while the shimmering bliss of 'Do You Love Me?' rivals the American power pop that Falsini surely absorbed during his time in the States. A certain airy, homespun feel lends Fragments of Light its unique character. While other Sensations' Fix records may sound more cohesive and polished, Fragments of Light remains the most personal. The album is sadly not well known outside of Italy, but Superior Viaduct hopes to rectify that situation with this first-time vinyl reissue.

TANGRAM (GERMANY)

TANGRAM 903022

A.R. & MACHINES: Die Grüne Reise - The Green Journey CD/DVD (TANGRAM 903022) 23.00
Repressed -- the remastered/deluxe 2007 release. Achim Reichel's A.R. & Machines genius German Krautrock/space-rock project Die Grüne Reise - The Green Journey finds new life. Originally issued by Polydor in Germany in 1971, Reichel played all the instruments here, and produced the entire thing himself in partnership with Frank Dostal, who also penned the English lyrics and had previously done time with Reichel in the popular West German beatgruppe, The Rattles. The Green Journey is a masterpiece of doubly/triply-tracked, tape-machined, echo-plexed and looped space-guitar-madness, with a host of skronk, thunderous percussion, tribal whoops, and head-busting, three-dimensional, lysergic lyrics. As the artist himself proclaimed, "I was just trying something out with my guitar, when out of the blue, the Akai X-3300 began to repeat endless cascades of guitar echoes. My guitar suddenly sounded like ten." Initially, The Green Voyage was intended as "a soundtrack for an imaginary movie," and this has now been achieved by some 60 students of the Lippe and Höxter's University of Applied Sciences, who, over the course of two terms produced a 42-minute video for the ten album tracks. There's also a 10-minute "making of" film as well. Housed in a 6-panel, tri-fold dexluxe digipack with liner notes in German and English written by Jörg Gülden. Dolby Digital Stereo; 1,78:12 in 16:9 format; PAL; Region: 0, DVD9.

TAPETE (GERMANY)

TR 288LP

CARR, MARTIN: The Breaks LP+CD (TR 288LP) 25.50
LP version. Includes CD of full album. We're all a bit lost inside, trying to put on a brave face and front out through the days, doing whatever it takes to make sense of the mind and body's tangled lines of communication. Martin Carr does it with music; has been for 25 years now, via a string of acclaimed records with The Boo Radleys, then his bravecaptain alias, and latterly under his own name. Hearing his new album, The Breaks, you're bound to think he's never done it any better than this, right here and now. The Breaks was recorded in January 2014, but most of its songs were written three or four years previously. Having self-released his previous album, Ye Gods and Little Fishes, Martin recorded some demos and sent them "far and wide." People seemed to like the songs but no one was offering to release them, and after a while Martin gave up and began working on different songs. Then, at the end of 2013, he got an email from Tapete, an independent record company based in Hamburg. Tapete's roster is large and varied: lots of local bands, but also some from the U.S., Scandinavia and Austria, plus, in Lloyd Cole and Bill Pritchard, a couple of hugely accomplished UK artists with deep history and maverick tendencies. Martin Carr fits that bill perfectly: a songwriter whose work is pop but not necessarily populist, and whose trajectory reveals an ambivalent relationship with conventional sensibilities. The song -- "Mainstream," of course -- features rapturous female harmony vocals and is a fuzzy-headed lachrymose wallow in the finest tradition of Harry Nilsson or Jeff Lynne, but with a down-home intimacy that makes Martin's voice feel like a confessional echo of the self-doubts we all experience. Such is the hallmark of reserves of lyrical chutzpah demonstrated amid "I Don't Think I'll Make It" wherein Carr rhymes "heart" with "Descartes." The songs are performed with equal amounts attitude, soul and empathy by Carr and a group of musicians assembled specifically for the sessions: the rhythm section features Andy Fung on drums and Corin Ashley on bass, while the piano and organ are courtesy of BAFTA award-winning composer John Rae. The latter's presence was pure kismet: he was studio manager at Cardiff's soon-to-be-demolished ITV buildings where the sessions took place. Carr has never sung his own songs better than he does here. It's a voice that both grounds and elevates The Breaks. Martin Carr is doing more than just getting by -- he's just made his best album.

TARDIS (GERMANY)

TAR 004EP

DJ JES: Closer to Freedom 12" (TAR 004EP) 14.00
Tardis Records' Eli Verveine and Oscar Schubaq have asked DJ Jes from Chicago to perform his West Coast-inflected house magic. The fourth release on the Zurich/Berlin-based label embodies a unique style all Jes' own: there's that mesmerizing, dubby and tribalistic disposition, chromatic and slightly outside the box. Propelled by whipping drums and twisted moods, "Closer to Freedom" proves to be an irresistible and cleverly-conceived shaker. "Echoes" delves into acoustic space-time and dribbles by way of percussive straightforwardness. Lastly, "Difficult" is a metallically-clad and sharply hissing bass monster, briefly steering into a safe haven of jazzy chords.

TENORIO COTOBADE (SPAIN)

TEN 002EP

COMMUNITY RADIO: Sick in the Car/Wildflower 7" (TEN 002EP) 11.00
Sydney-based Community Radio was formed in 2010 by Cameron Emerson-Elliott (Songs, Youth Group) and also consists of Patrick Matthews (Youth Group, The Jewel And The Falcon), Mal McKernan (La Huva) and Jen Kevin. Both tracks on this EP are built around the love of songs that sits at the heart of Community Radio, with "Sick in the Car" standing up as a triumphant blast of pop thrills, and double A-side "Wildflower" dotted with sparkling freestyle guitar play and pulsing groove. This 7" is Community Radio's first vinyl release and a wonderful example of the band's craft at creating pop gems.

THE TRILOGY TAPES (UK)

TRILOGY 010EP

TUFF SHERM: Burglar Loops EP 12" (TRILOGY 010EP) 19.00
2014 repress. New Tuff Sherm -- as "top-notch" and "fresh" as the last one. 5 tracks, including "Groin Boils."


TRILOGY 011EP

DJ SPIDER AND MARSHALLITO: Deadly Structures EP 12" (TRILOGY 011EP) 19.00
2014 repress. "The NY duo land on TTT with four chapters of toxic, virus-ridden techno-house amalgamations for the bravest of heart. Taking the boundaries of the genre to their very limits and further - another installment of wacked-out electronics from the London institution."


TRILOGY 030EP

EKMAN: Entropy 12" (TRILOGY 030EP) 19.00
4-track EP from the "furiously maxed-out piledriver" Ekman.

THRILL JOCKEY

THR 373CD

HOLY SONS: The Fact Facer CD (THR 373CD) 15.00
"Holy Sons is Emil Amos, a musician whose chameleonic tendencies and technical versatility has lead to him becoming an in demand multi-instrumentalist as a founding member of Grails and Lilacs & Champagne, as well as a member of Om and a hired gun for Jandek, to name a few. Holy Sons is at the center of his many musical personalities and is his longest standing project, acting as an outlet for some of his most personal and direct songs. In Holy Sons, Amos puts his restless imagination to work using a variety of inventive home recording methods to turn melodic slow-burners into multi-layered, atmospheric missives. While his methods and prolificacy provide a kinship with Sebadoh, Ariel Pink and other musicians who have offered countless transmissions from their bedroom floor, Holy Sons comes from the mind of someone who has internalized the minutia of 70s rock music and eschews the stereotypical lo-fi sound for a much deeper and more varied palate. The Fact Facer, his Thrill Jockey debut, bathes Amos' thoughtful, and even at times philosophical, songs in technicolor darkness, and reinforces Holy Sons as his musical centerpiece. "


THR 373LP

HOLY SONS: The Fact Facer LP (THR 373LP) 18.00
LP version. "First 500 copies pressed on translucent purple vinyl, packaged in a jacket with spot UV gloss printing on cover and free download coupon."


THR 374CD

LATTIMORE & JEFF ZEIGLER, MARY: Slant of Light CD (THR 374CD) 15.00
"In most cases intimate musical connections take years to foster, with much time spent learning the others' unique melodic and harmonic languages before true symbiosis can occur. For harpist Mary Lattimore and multi-instrumentalist Jeff Zeigler that type of deep understanding and effortless communication was almost instantaneous. On their first record as a duo, Slant of Light, Lattimore and Zeigler emerge completely synergetic, offering up stunning improvisations that are as advanced melodically as they are texturally. The four pieces on Slant of Light are seductive and picturesque, with Lattimore's elaborate melodies blossoming out of Zeigler's tonal beds of synthesizer and guitar. Equally inviting and challenging, Slant of Light is an impressionistic work that draws on musical histories ancient and contemporary, existing outside current trends in music as a whole. There is nothing that sounds remotely like it."


THR 374LP

LATTIMORE & JEFF ZEIGLER, MARY: Slant of Light LP (THR 374LP) 18.00
LP version.


THR 375CD

WONG & TAKAKO MINEKAWA, DUSTIN: Savage Imagination CD (THR 375CD) 15.00
"Dustin Wong and Takako Minekawa are artistic omnivores, soaking up a myriad of cultural artifacts and styles, savoring bits and pieces and recontexutalizing them into entirely delightful and playfully intricate songs. Their songs are embued with a relentless cheerfulness that belies their technicality, steeped in the history of Japanese pop music and exuding the joy of discovery and exploration. Dustin and Takako are serious musicians not afraid to play it silly. Savage Imagination is their second album as a duo and shows their collaboration in full bloom. It is an collection of vibrant pop music, laced with the sounds of video games, radiophonic experiments, and indigenous music from around the world."


THR 375LP

WONG & TAKAKO MINEKAWA, DUSTIN: Savage Imagination LP (THR 375LP) 18.00
LP version. First 500 pressed on mint green vinyl packaged in a high-gloss gatefold jacket with free download card.

TRUTH & SOUL

TSCD 026CD

FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS, LEE: Emma Jean CD (TSCD 026CD) 18.00
"Coming at a time when many new artists are trying to emulate the soul and swagger of the 1960s, Mr. Fields showers us with authenticity on the 11-track set, highlighted by first single 'Magnolia.' Hear the refreshed cover of the JJ Cale track that embodies the late, great American singer-songwriter and the Tulsa Sound he helped create. Since releasing his first album in 1969, Fields has continued to make music for the last 45 years. They've pushed their sound in new directions, moving from being content as contemporary soul music royalty and instead delving into and exploring its next steps. There's a sharper wisdom in the songwriting--from the having loved, lost, and learned vibe of 'Don't Leave Me This Way,' backed by crooning guitar and wailing horns, to the sophisticated arrangements and studio acumen that's pared with Lee's straightforward sincerity in 'Just Can't Win.' Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys wrote 'Paralyzed,' and having Emma Jean mixed and partially recorded at his Nashville studio, country soul and bluesy rock are immediately noticeable. It brings a different kind of strut to the album, but Fields--born and raised in North Carolina--is right at home with the Southern soul sound."


TSLP 026LP

FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS, LEE: Emma Jean LP (TSLP 026LP) 21.00
LP version.

UNIVERSITY OF VICE (SPAIN)

UOVR 011LP

VA: Voodoo Party Vol. 2 LP (UOVR 011LP) 21.00
The second volume of the Voodoo Party series compiles original 78s from the 1930s, '40s and '50s. Most of them are by Cuban artists (although Mexican, Spanish and American acts are also featured) who released wild and mysterious Afro-Cuban tracks which could be considered the origin of the genre known as "Exotica," popularized in the '50s in a more sophisticated and sweetened manner by artists such as Martin Denny and Arthur Lyman. "If you need something new to listen to after you've worn out yer Las Vegas Grind and Jungle Exotica records, then this is for YOU! This platter will liven up any party!" Artists include: Carlos Molina, Tito Rodriguez, Del Campo, Alberto Iznaga, Enric Madriguera, Rosita Barrios, Chuy Reyes, Phyllips Branch, Chiquito Orefiche, and Lolita Garrido.

VAMPISOUL (SPAIN)

VAMPI 160LP

ELIA Y ELIZABETH: La Onda de Elia y Elizabeth LP (VAMPI 160LP) 16.50
LP version. The recordings that the sisters Elia and Elizabeth Fleta made, hand-in-hand with music arranger Jimmy Salcedo in the early '70s in their native Colombia, remained hidden like lost pearls in the undervalued musical pop history of Latin America until today. Their concise and natural mix of styles sways between soft-pop with a touch of tropical-pastoral funk, singer-songwriter sweetened by the subtle perfume of Caribbean music and the psychedelia of a world in the midst of discovering all the possibilities offered by the recording studio. These elements blend graciously and fortuitously, brimming with freshness, in a perfect partnership of sharp melodies with lyrics inspired by a genuine juvenile curiosity about life's mysteries, love and nature in its simplest forms. Elia and Elizabeth Fleta Mallol were born in Bogotá by chance. Their parents were both from Spain but met and got married in Barranquila, and soon after moved to Bogotá. Their father, Miguel Fleta, was the son of the renowned tenor of the same name. Given the family's musical history, the sisters were fully supported and motivated by their parents, who bought them acoustic guitars and encouraged them to take lessons. Mr. Fleta's work would take them to Cali, back to Barranquilla, Lima, and finally Madrid and Barcelona in 1971. In Spain, Elia y Elizabeth were invited to a televised homage for their famous grandfather and were heard by composer and musical arranger Juan Carlos Calderon, who had previously worked with their aunts, the popular duo of sisters Elia and Paloma Fleta. Immediately, he invited them to record under his direction two songs in the studio of the Zafiro label from Barcelona. The chosen songs were "Cae la lluvia" and "Fue una lagrima," two of Elia's compositions. Both songs were released on a 45rpm single, although it lacked any kind of promotion given that, yet again, the Fleta family was about to move back to Colombia. Back in Barranquilla, after performing at a charity event with their friends from the Bakarett Blues Band, the sisters were heard by Graciela Arango de Tobon, a wealthy lady and composer who recommended them to Alvaro Arango. The latter was the musical director of Codiscos, subsidiary of Zeida, a label with headquarters in Medellín which was looking for a female duo with the characteristics of the Fleta sisters. After hearing them sing over the phone, Mr. Alvaro traveled to Barranquilla the next day, where he formalized his intention to record the duo. Soon after, Elia and Elizabeth were in the studios of Codiscos in Medellín. Humberto Moreno, head producer, entrusted the musical arrangements and direction to the pianist Jimmy Salcedo, a Mompox native. A talented and charismatic musician from the bohemian and jazz scene in Bogotá, Salcedo was a former member of The Be-Bops who had become a TV interviewer and started his own band, La Onda Tres. The support of Jimmy Salcedo and his band contributed to the Fleta duo becoming regulars in the local media. During their meteoric career, the sisters were the winners of the Coco Festival in Barranquilla, the recipients of the Principe de Oro -- an award given by the eponymous radio station -- and were nominated for the Onda Award as the best new band of 1972. A second LP appeared the following year and the TV shows continued weekly, leaving Elia less and less time to devote to her studies, which she was most interested in. She decided to talk to her family and explain to them her desire to stop her television performances and instead completely devote herself to her university education in music pedagogy. Elizabeth, meanwhile, understood and accepted her sister's decision and also quit the world of entertainment. Includes a booklet with liner notes by compiler Carlos Icaza and photos from Elia Fleta's personal archive.

VINILISSSIMO (SPAIN)

MRSSS 529LP

TARKUS: Tarkus LP (MRSSS 529LP) 25.00
Tarkus was born after the 1971 split of Telegraph Avenue, one of the most popular Peruvian bands at the time. TA member Walo Carrillo was joined by Argentinean musicians Guillermo Van Lacke, whom he had met previously in Lima, and 16-year-old Dario Gianella. They got together and started making music very influenced by bands such as Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Cream, and Deep Purple. They immediately developed a heavy, hard rock sound uncommon in Peru, and asked former Telegraph Avenue member Alex Nathanson to join them. They recorded their first album between April and May of 1972 for the MAG record label, which was expecting something closer to Telegraph Avenue and didn't know how to market such a heavy sound. Soon after, guitarist and main composer Dario Gianella decided to leave the band to follow his religious faith, just before they presented their debut LP live. As a result, the band disintegrated without making their official debut and only around 50 promo copies of the album were actually distributed. Time has given this LP the significance it rightly deserves as one of the foundations of Latin American hard rock, and Vinilísssimo is proud to present this new vinyl reissue. Housed in a gatefold sleeve; on 180 gram vinyl.

WARNER JAZZ

LC 2828LP

VA: Psychedelic Jazz And Soul - From the Atlantic and Warner Vaults LP (LC 2828LP) 14.00
2001 compilation with tracks by Sun Ra, Gary Burton, Yusef Lateef, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Charles Lloyd, Black Heat, Charlie Mariano, Eddie Harris and Freddie Hubbard. "'Stretched Out', 'Trippy' or simply 'Out There', the common thread running through this compilation from the Atlantic label is exploration. All the selections here have a somewhat unusual quality about them, but are always... inspired."

WATER WING

WW 010EP

POISON GIRLS, THE: Hex 12" (WW 010EP) 15.00
"The Poison Girls were a force of nature. Spat out of the belly of the UK punk scene, the Poison Girls paired up with a band down the street called Crass. The two bands played 100 shows together in the span of three years. They bonded on a conceptual and artistic way to approach punk. The Poison Girls were fronted by Vi Subversa, who was a child in the East end of London during the 2nd World War, an evacuee during the Blitz, became part of the Soho anarchist scene of the 50s, took part in the original CND march to Aldermaston, then a counter culture drop out of the 60s, finally founding herself in the mid 70s, aged 40, with two children, living in Brighton. Vi, along with Richard Famous, Lance D'Boyle and Bernhardt Rebours released Hex in 1979 on the bands own Xntrix label. It was a 12" 45rpm mini album and was released with the help of Small Wonder (Bauhaus, The Cure, Crass), a local independent record label. Hex was later reissued by Crass Records in 1981.The record was recorded at Southern Studios, produced by Penny Rimbaud, and engineered by John Loder, Hex is an extraordinary punk record which featured the group's lineup that was to last for the following 2 years. Cameo appearances included Vi Subversa's offspring Pete Fender and Gem Stone of Fatal Microbes and Eve Libertine of Crass. The album lays out the band's concerns, in Vi's searing lyrics, against a backdrop of deep, beautiful and sometimes scary music. Vi channels the anger and frustrations of any single mother living in what was (and still is) a man's' world. From the opening salvo 'If I had my time again, I'd like to come back as a man!' to the final 'Reality Attack Reality Attack Reality' the record bristles with a fiery passion and intensity. The lyrics explore the expectations of normality, political correctness, pressures of conformity, pain and mental illness and the horrors of war. The music is diamond hard but with a tender edge, and the whole soundscape is overlaid with 'found' recordings of everyday life. Reissued for the first time in over 30 years with a sturdy tip-on gatefold cover."

WEST SIDE LATINO

LTLA 153LP

OCHO: Numero Tres LP (LTLA 153LP) 12.00
Exact repro of the 1974 album by New York Latin funk band Ocho. Ocho's music was previously rediscovered in 2000 in Soul Jazz/Universal Sound's Nu Yorica reissue series.

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