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Forced Exposure New Releases for 3/23/2015

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New music is due from M.C. Schmidt (of Matmos), Chris Corsano/Okkyung Lee/Bill Nace, and Stereo Total, while old music is due from Brand Nubian, the Rainbow Press, and the Fabulous Three.


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A389 155LP

FULL OF HELL/MERZBOW: Full of Hell/Merzbow LP (A389 155LP) 20.00
"This sonically layered opus of brutal blasts, cascading walls of dynamic sound and shrieks shows the prolific young band collaborating with the master himself (Masami Akita) in what is truly one of the most challenging and acclaimed releases of 2014. For fans of Discordance Axis, Cryptopsy, & Neurosis. Color is transparent purple with black."


AUS 1576EP

YOUANDEWAN: Bring Joy (Youandewan Warehouse Dub)/93 12" (AUS 1576EP) 14.00
RSD 2015 release. Youandewan's remix of Midland's "Bring Joy" finally sees the light of day on vinyl, originally released digitally in 2011 and supported by everyone from Richie Hawtin to Maceo Plex. Ewan takes over both sides of this release with his edit of "93 'til Infinity" by Souls of Mischief, which was one of XLR8R's top 10 downloads of 2014 and was supported on BBC Radio 6 Music by Lauren Laverne. Limited to 300. Don't sleep.


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SOKO: My Dreams Dictate My Reality CD (BEC 5161988) 15.50
Once a soft-spoken singer-songwriter, Soko's music quickly caught up with her untamable persona. In 2012, Soko released her debut album I Thought I Was an Alien (BEC 5161135). The album featured the track "We Might Be Dead By Tomorrow," soundtrack to the video "First Kiss," which has clocked about 100 million views. The track skyrocketed to the Top 10 of the Billboard Charts and did about 11.5 million streams (No. 1 Debut On Streaming Songs). Soko has now revamped her once innocent yet morbid folk into an insolent follow-up record, My Dreams Dictate My Reality. Produced by the legendary Ross Robinson (who has also produced her favorite band, The Cure), the album features the hypnotic duet "Lovetrap" with friend and lo-fi wizard Ariel Pink, who also appears on "Monster Love." '80s new-wave influences meet post-punk, with great hooks and melodies and the potential for some major hits, including "Who Wears the Pants." CD version presented in two-panel digipack printed on silver foil with 16-page booklet.

BEC 5161989

SOKO: My Dreams Dictate My Reality LP+CD (BEC 5161989) 25.50
Silver foil gatefold LP version with white inner sleeve; includes CD. Once a soft-spoken singer-songwriter, Soko's music quickly caught up with her untamable persona. In 2012, Soko released her debut album I Thought I Was an Alien (BEC 5161135). The album featured the track "We Might Be Dead By Tomorrow," soundtrack to the video "First Kiss," which has clocked about 100 million views. The track skyrocketed to the Top 10 of the Billboard Charts and did about 11.5 million streams (No. 1 Debut On Streaming Songs). Soko has now revamped her once innocent yet morbid folk into an insolent follow-up record, My Dreams Dictate My Reality. Produced by the legendary Ross Robinson (who has also produced her favorite band, The Cure), the album features the hypnotic duet "Lovetrap" with friend and lo-fi wizard Ariel Pink, who also appears on "Monster Love." '80s new-wave influences meet post-punk, with great hooks and melodies and the potential for some major hits, including "Who Wears the Pants."



BASIC CHANNEL: Basic Reshape 12" (BC BR) 10.00
2015 repress. "Basic Reshape features Basic Channel's very free takes of two of Carl Craig's projects that were originally released separately from each other on his own Planet E label. The Basic Reshape of 'The Climax' (which itself was originally released in 1991 on Retroactive) first appeared on the 2001 reissue of this milestone in Carl's work, is one of the most hypnotic and driving club tracks that Mark Ernestus and Moritz von Oswald have produced in their 'post Basic Channel' period. 'Remake' Basic Reshape from 1994 relates to 'Remake Uno/Duo', Carl's sample-based re-interpretation of Manuel Göttschings epochal 'E2-E4'. Basic Channel take a radical, abstract, sample-free approach with a breathtaking slow motion groove under a multilayered sound sphere. This track also appeared on the Basic Channel CD."



BALENCY, ANDREA: Volcano EP 10" (MOD 008EP) 15.50
Franco-Mexican artist, singer, instrumentalist, and producer Andrea Balency demonstrates a growth in style, experience, and quality with the Volcano EP. Each track on this new EP expresses a high resolution of sounds entwining as if it were easy, and displays a rich, mature, strong vocal ability quite evolved from Balency's beginnings in the "cutely-breathy females" scene (The Guardian). Balency's talent is undeniable, and puts her in the same musical league as Cocteau Twins, Björk and Jessy Lanza. Take, for example, her unrecognizable cover of John Martyn's "Please Fall in Love With Me."


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TONIUTTI, GIANCARLO: La Mutazione LP+CD (BT 014LP) 22.00
A milestone originally released in 1985 on the legendary Broken Flag label, Giancarlo Toniutti's La Mutazione is renowned in certain circles as a classic and with good reason. The album comprises two subtle and haunting side-long explorations of dark cosmic electronics akin to Klaus Schulze, Cluster, Tangerine Dream, and Conrad Schnitzler filtered through the lens of Maurizio Bianchi, Whitehouse, Nurse With Wound, and The New Blockaders. At the time, Toniutti had just enrolled at the Venice Conservatory of Music with a heady amount of education in Stockhausen, Schaeffer, et al. These three musical poles come together in this beautiful and unsettling construction of layered static, analog synth explorations, concrete sounds, and field recordings. This limited edition reissue is an exact replica of the original Broken Flag LP release, with remastered audio and an inner sleeve containing archival photos and sketches from the period in which the work was created. This edition also includes a bonus CD of unreleased material from Toniutti's cassette archive featuring a collage of sound sketches recorded during the same time period, thus giving the listener a wider view into the sound-world that helped form La Mutazione. Black Truffle is proud to present La Mutazione on vinyl for the first time since its original 1985 issue. A landmark release, its influence is still being felt throughout the dark corners of experimental music.



ALLIEN, ELLEN: Allien RMXS 12" (BPC 313EP) 12.00
Ellen Allien put her particularly multifaceted side on display with 2014's Freak 12" (BPC 300EP), containing three tracks with three moving emotional states, each spreading uniquely positive vibes. "Freak the Night," with its warm bass, 303 acid dabs, Roland piano sounds, and Allien's insistent rave vocals, turned out to be a hit. Now the Berlin artist has invited Ejeca and Radio Slave to remix the playfully creative track, alongside Aux 88's remix of "Butterfly."


BRW 10002EP

S-X: Woooo Riddim/DJ Q Mix 12" (BRW 10002EP) 14.50
Limited 2015 repress with new artwork. First brought to light by the SB.TV F64 freestyles, the ubiquitous grime track "Wooo Riddim" has spawned vocal versions by D Double E, Footsie, P-Money, Chipmunk, JME, and Jammer, stirring debate about whose is the best. The track's popularity has well exceeded the expectations of S-X, its 18-year-old producer. Influenced by dirty south hip-hop, "Wooo Riddim" leans on a stern 808 drum-roll and is accompanied by hypnotic synth-lines that complement the laid-back feeling of the track. DJ Q's dramatic remix features woozy synths and extra sub-bass while maintaining the energy of the original.


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DICK DIVER: New Start Again LP (CH 092LP) 17.00
2015 repress, LP version. New Start Again, the debut album by Melbourne foursome Dick Diver, is warm and understated, shot through with casual grace and supported by real backbone. It's an intriguing combination of widescreen Australian sweep, '70s New York edge and '90s indie-rock scratch that transcends its influences to become truly honest and exciting. The respectively wry and poetic songwriting of guitarists Rupert Edwards and Alistair McKay lobs Dick Diver up alongside Go-Betweens heroes Forster & McLennan, while their often epic fretwork bears echoes of Television and Yo La Tengo. But bassist Al Montfort's impeccable punk pedigree (UV Race, Total Control, Straightjacket) roughs up the band's bookish proclivities, while drummer Steph Hughes brings a similarly frayed-edge appeal. Her background in bands from Children Collide to Boomgates gives the band an offhand, subtly swinging charm. Their first EP, 2009's Arks Up, enjoyed Triple J rotation and community radio thrashing, and brought shows with Stephen Malkmus and a Boogie Festival appearance, amongst other plaudits. Rupert and Al Mc hogged the songwriting duties on the EP, but New Start Again, recorded with Eddy Current Suppression Ring's Mikey Young at an old homestead in country Victoria, is a much more even-handed affair. The band share songwriting, swap instruments, and introduce new sounds like pedal steel, piano, and slide guitar. Steph and Al Monty's title-track duet, especially, provides a laidback, cheeky counterpoint to their bandmates' more considered efforts. Rupert, meanwhile, provides lovelorn-but-snappy first single "Through The D" and sook-pop classic "On The Bank," while Al Mc displays impressionistic lyrical flair on tracks like "Hammock Days" and "Seagulls." And on closing track "Head Back," the four loosen their collars to create probably the funnest five minutes of music released in Australia this year.



TRUEBY & CORRADO BUCCI, RAINER: Step By Step EP 12" (COMP 466EP) 12.00
Corrado Bucci is a young Italian musician, producer and DJ. Since the previous works 'Brooklyn' and 'Chewing Bubble' (Rebirth Records) the young italian musician and producer has been gaining great support in the electronic scene. He explored new musical territories and started to play real instruments, refining his artistic expression! Best known for his 2014 underground single "Open Your Eyes" (supported by Gilles Peterson, Rainer Trueby, Lovebirds and Jazzanova to name just a few). In November 2014 Corrado announced that he signed to Local Talk Records & Compost Records ( w/ Rainer Trueby under the name "Truccy") for 2015!



GOITIA DEITZ: MODE 12" (CMM 101EP) 15.50
Mysterious Brooklyn duo Goitia Deitz follow up a pair of 7"s on Disc Error Recordings, which were championed by Stones Throw Records and Rough Trade Records, and their acclaimed 2013 EP Dream Meridian (CMM 011EP) with MODE. Their experiments in minimal electronics hint at a shared bonding over their love of krautrock, kosmische, Italo, techno, and house. Unplanned and never written, their tracks are produced on analog equipment and recorded live in one take with additional mixing by James Aparicio (These New Puritans, Liars, Spiritualized, Factory Floor, Mute). Presented in full-color LP sleeve by London-based visual artist Ciarán O'Shea.


CYN 094-1EP

FIORITO, ANDREA: Voodoo Grooves Part 2 12" (CYN 094-1EP) 12.50
After a year spent perfecting his sound and style, Andrea Fiorito makes his highly-anticipated return to Cynosure Recordings with Voodoo Grooves, the second of a two-part EP series that fuses funk, dub, and minimal with elements of analog house music straight from the New York City underground. Inspired by a recent pilgrimage to South America, Voodoo Grooves borrows from the sounds of the Amazon, the flavor of Cuban Santería, and the spirit of the rainforest in its warm, grounded basslines and hypnotic loops.


DFC 5506EP

"Sueño Latino," one of the most famous Ibiza summer anthems and a house music classic, encountered licensing difficulties upon its initial release due to an unauthorized and uncredited sample from Manuel Göttsching's E2-E4. Now, twenty-six years after its 1989 release, and long after the Paradise original went out of print, Expanded Music and Göttsching have decided to release this unique tune once again. Includes Derrick May's "Illusion First Mix."



MATEO, PABLO: Dekalog 12" (ORKL 004EP) 14.00
The LACKREC. team member Pablo Mateo prophesies unborn futures and fates.



KINK GONG: Xinjiang LP (CREP 002LP) 23.50
2015 repress; originally release in 2011. Kink Gong aka Laurent Jeanneau is a field recording artist based in Dali, China. He spends his time recording ethnic minority music, mostly in Southeast Asia, and releasing the results on his own CDr label, Kink Gong Recordings, as well as occasionally contributing to Sublime Frequencies compilations. He also composes electronic music that includes and transforms those recordings. For Xinjiang, Jeanneau based his soundscape around the recordings he made on a 2009 trip to the frontier region of Northern China, Xinjiang. Spreading from Mongolia to Afghanistan, it is the biggest Chinese province. From various locally made recordings, including Kazakh Dongbra jams, Uyghur Dotar riffs, and various regional radio interferences, Jeanneau constructed a melting pot of ethnic-related weirdness packed with mind-blowing virtuoso recordings. Simple and beautiful, this music makes people fall into visionary reality. Mastered and cut at Dubplates & Mastering by Rashad Becker. All tracks were recorded on location in the ILI prefecture, Xinjiang province, China, by Laurent Jeanneau.


DB 169CD

FLUG 8: Trans Atlantik CD (DB 169CD) 17.00
Looking back, it seems like Daniel Herrmann aka Flug 8's musical career was destined to be. His grandfather was an organ builder. There was hardly a single room where not one of these instruments stood, on which he was already strumming ardently in his younger years. Phases in punk, heavy and Krautrock bands followed and consequently, the first synthesizers. A project in art school, a combination of old Super 8 recordings from his parents and his own material, gave birth to his artist name, Flug 8. His second love belongs to photography. The feeling for the right moment, the intimate instant, he proved inter alia in the photo project "12x672," a collaboration with Tobias Thomas. At the famous techno club Robert Johnson not only was the photography ban put aside for him, he even met Acid Pauli after a long evening studio session. "A Little Nightcap" was followed by the first 12", Taunus in 2008, and the barely-apprehended album Lösch dein Profil in 2009, both on Acid Pauli's Smaul imprint. Another highlight surely was the year on tour together with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, whose first live LP he configured with his photo shots. These are only a few of the cornerstones Herrmann has chiseled his initials in. And now, his debut on Disko B: Trans Atlantik is way more than a collection of tracks, it is the pure essence of all these images, impressions and emotions Daniel Herrmann gathered during the sometimes endless and lonely hours of travelling. "Zeitraffer," "Trans Atlantik" and "Android" are reminiscent of tracks on important electronic labels such as Sky or Brain and stand in the tradition of great artists like Klaus Schulze or Kraftwerk, without remaining in the past, but looking straight forward into the future. One highlight is the cooperation with N.U. Unruh, who not only hammered the appropriate sounds in Einstürzende Neubauten but also for "Musik aus Metall." As a result from the collaboration with the Danish artist Kristina Kristoffersen aka Mono Girl we receive the fragile electro-pop beauty "Watch Me Grow" and the Gothic hymn "On a Spear." Of course, his signature sound in the shape of Krauty-house-y techno is not to be missed -- the dancefloor shakes under the influence of "Konsumprodukt" and "Zukunft." If there is a constant in the Disko B universe, then it is broadening the label family with unique artists.


DC 615CD

SILENCE, THE: The Silence CD (DC 615CD) 13.50
"Batoh announced the end of Ghost, a band whose first work reached back to 1984. Quick on the heels of this heady announcement, Batoh declared the beginning of The Silence. Still in need of direction, he turned to another old companion and original Ghost-mate of the many years gone by, Ogino. Tasked with the production and arrangement of The Silence, Ogino selected Jan Stigter on bass, Ryuichiro Yoshida on flute and saxophone, and himself on organ and piano. With Okano playing drums and percussion and Batoh supplying guitar and vocals, The Silence was complete. The debut album from The Silence is at last available! Drawing deep into a collective musical soul that extends many eras into the past, the songs of The Silence fill the air with the richness of powerful rock and roll and the deep mystic resonance of the ancient traditional musics of the world. From the rich melodies of Silence originals, 'Lemon Iro No Cannibis' and 'Jewels in Tibet,' to their flute-and-power chord-laden version of 'Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair,' to the flowing liquid psychdelia of 'Triptycon,' the guttural cabaret mutterings of Can's 'Tango Whiskeyman' and the frantic, explosive dimensions of 'Pesach,' The Silence runs through instrumental colors like passing thoughts in the mind, making each one of them music and making an incredible rock album for this century!"

DC 615LP

SILENCE, THE: The Silence LP (DC 615LP) 23.00
LP version.

DC 623CD

"From beneath history's landslide come so many previously unknown treasures. They are from the past, but once rediscovered, they belong to today. This is undeniably the truth about Frederick Michael St. Jude's Gang War. FM St. Jude's musical concept for Gang War formed a synthesis of different rock styles then in vogue, played expertly by studio pros capable of generating the sound of the radio in all its forms. Marinated in the sounds of Rush, ELP, Styx, Journey, Halen, and yes, even the mighty Zep, FM and the band are remarkably supple, providing each mood in their rock opera with a musical style to match it. Yet, these were changing times. The 70s were giving way to the 80s in 1982, and things would never be the same. No matter -- FM St. Jude strides fearlessly forward throughout Gang War, not trapped in any era. Before album's close, one may even sense flakes of primal Paisley Park glittering in the air! Atop these divergent sounds, FM's emotes with expert theatricality, evoking the depth of Bowie, Ferry, Plant, Pop, the Ians (Gillian and Hunter) -- all the great lead singers of the day. This powerful combination lent itself well to a grim vision of the near future, a time in which gangs and despair rule over the country!"

DC 624EP

DEAD RIDER: New End/Uncomfy 7" (DC 624EP) 5.50
"So on this little record, Dead Rider speculatively examine potential futures, Black Mirror-style! On the A, they consider the late night thoughts of the insomniac, as he contemplates the endless parade of humanity who've passed through the very room in which he's trying fruitlessly to sleep. How many of them were there? They who laid in this exact spot? Stared up at that exact crack? The room is empty now -- or is it full of the spirits that keep echoing out from the shadows in the corners? Is that the doorknob... slowly turning? As sheets of black guitar reign all around, these are the thoughts you might have -- when you are facing 'New End.' The B-side features the post-apocalyptic B-boy trying to fight off boredom and a bellyache. And that's enough said -- the collapse of civilization has left only broken beats, hot magnetic pulses of rhythm and scraps of raps. It can get a bit 'Uncomfy.'"



MUNK, JONAS: Pan LP (EPR 009LP) 19.50
2015 repress; LP version. This is the first solo effort from Jonas Munk released under his own name. Jonas Munk is a musician and producer from Odense, Denmark who has been active in a wide range of musical styles for the past decade. In the European psych-rock community he is mostly known as the guitar player in the respected stoner/jazz/Krautrock-outfit Causa Sui as well as related projects such as Chicago Odense Ensemble, a joint session project featuring members of Causa Sui, Chicago Underground Collective and Tortoise, which resulted in a 2LP released in 2011. Outside of these circles, Munk is best known as a producer of electronic music, most recently with a full-length collaboration with German synth-meister Ulrich Schnauss. Munk also holds a masters degree in philosophy with a thesis on music and consciousness. Pan simultaneously betrays his connections to the European stoner-rock community and the world of electronic ambient music -- this album combines ideas from both worlds, while the result really doesn't belong to either of them. With Pan's motorik analog synthesizer patterns and its warm, fuzzy drones, the influence from 1970s German synthesizer and new age music, such as early Kraftwerk, Ashra and Popol Vuh, is apparent from the first note. But there's also definite traits of American styles running through this album, from the flowing optimism of Alice Coltrane and Terry Riley to the modern-day psychedelia of Comets On Fire and Bardo Pond. While large parts of Pan have been programmed on electronic equipment, there's a jam-like quality emanating from the album's seven tracks. The album reflects the idea of giving up rationality and control with the purpose of letting the music flow towards it own ends. The compositional ideas are incredibly simple while still carrying a certain depth. Soundwise, Pan is all about analog machines, 30+ year-old synthesizers, detuned guitars and heavily-cranked vacuum tube amplifiers weaving together in fuzzy, pulsating glory. The title Pan refers to the ancient Greek word meaning "all" or "everything."


PAPIR: Live At Roadburn 2LP (EPR 023LP) 27.50
Double LP version. After four studio albums, Papir unleash their first live album. It's surprising it took so long, since the band's shows have long been revered among fans. Recorded at the 2014 Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Netherlands, where Papir were asked to perform three times. It's the complete recording of the first and finest of these shows that Papir have chosen for this release, and it's all here: Christoffer Brøchmann's jaw-dropping drum chops, easing from delicate jazzy drumrolls one second into deranged math-psych explosions the next; Nicklas Sørensen's vast array of guitar styles, blending post-rock drones with majestic wah-drenched soloing; and Christian Becher keeping it all together with his bouncing and booming bass lines, as well as utilizing his groovemaker to make blistering ethereal soundscapes. From the first note, Papir show just how far they've travelled over the span of a few years, catapulting a motoric track off their 2010 self-produced DIY self-titled debut into new soaring heights. The show also reworks "Monday" and "Sunday #2" from Stundum (EPR 007CD/LP), their first El Paraiso release, and drops a highlight from 2014's IIII (EPR 015LP) into the equation. As if this wasn't enough, they premiere two tracks with the same stamina, making sure that Live At Roadburn is not just a roadmap of where they've been, but very much an up-to-date snapshot of one of Europe's hardest working instrumental outfits. The album was mixed and mastered by Causa Sui's Jonas Munk from a 24bit multitrack recording.


FD 7501CD

SEASE, MARVIN: Ghetto Man CD (FD 7501CD) 13.00
"Sease's self-released and self-produced southern soul gem -- an album full of bodacious blues, country funk and deep disco/boogie joints. Included is Sease's breakthrough hit 'Candylicker' -- an all-time jukebox classic."

FD 7502CD

PICKETT, WILSON: I Want You CD (FD 7502CD) 13.00
"A rock-solid collection of bass-propelled boogie and funk! I Want You includes shimmering songs like 'Shameless,' 'Superstar' and the title track, a modern soul classic -- plus of course, the trademark grit, passion and powerhouse vocal performances of the Wicked One through and through."

FD 7503CD

MASK MAN: One Eye Open CD (FD 7503CD) 13.00
"In 1964, Harmon Bethea donned a mask and reinvented himself as the Mask Man! He and his band scored national hits and released two albums crackling with frantic beats -- both here for the first time ever on CD."



FEDERLEICHT: Megaphon EP 12" (FORM 021EP) 12.50
Federleicht (Marc Bammann and Florian Schirmacher) deliver a challenging EP that magnifies and clarifies critical questions of music-making. It's a highly danceable EP, bulky yet light as a feather. With a mode of production that playfully incorporates a wide variety of influences, Federleicht use their own electronics to effortlessly develop a touching, honest sound. Art as a toxic remedy; musical homeopathy.



DECIMUS: Decimus 10 LP (FUR 055LP) 23.00
2013 release. No-Neck Blues Band member Pat Murano's work as Decimus has been a prodigious endeavor to dissolve the ego and conventional notions of form from the creation of music. Decimus 10 continues Murano's rigorous yet freewheeling cavalcade of bizarre sound events that baffle and beguile in equal measure. The 21-minute A-side is a fungal, fractured, dream-fever soundtrack that makes the Italian horror-flick scores of Goblin sound like Danny Elfman hackwork. Seemingly recorded in the same infernal warehouse in which some of the stranger Smegma opuses were laid down, this piece leaves flaming shards of audio surrealism caroming around your uncomprehending brain. The 20-minute flipside begins like a minimal techno banger being smothered in its motherboard. Soon it morphs into a subtly horrifying hologram of ruptured ambience that will get Demdike Stare fans' knees a-tremblin'. In Decimus's transformative hands, gothic music comes off as something far more disturbing than its usual cartoonish pantomime. The track trundles to the finish line almost how it began, but with more striated squeals of unknown origin. You may want to sterilize your headphones after listening to it, because music this disturbing leaves enduring residue. Shapeshifting enigmatically with twisted inspiration, Decimus 10 radiates a nether-zonely beauty. Presented in screenprinted jacket. Mastered by Helmut Erler at Dubplates & Mastering.


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RAEKWON: Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2LP (GET 51295LP) 32.00
2015 repress. "The cultural phenomenon that is the Wu-Tang cannot accurately be described without referencing one of the pillars in the Clan's discography. Chef Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx remains firmly planted as one of the defining triumphs in their artistic legacy. The oft referred 'Purple Tape' has been cited and debated by many as the greatest Wu-Tang solo project to date and remains a bullet point in any discussion involving the greatest 'cocaine rap' or 'street hop' albums of all time. In continuing with its proud tradition of honoring historically significant hip hop albums, Get On Down is honored to present Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx for the first time ever on double translucent purple vinyl housed in a high density re-sealable poly bag. This edition features, for the first time ever on vinyl, the formerly CD-only bonus track, 'North Star (Jewels).' And if that wasn't enough, the entire album also features completely enhanced and painstakingly remastered audio. This is the definitive must-own vinyl edition of Raekwon's masterpiece."

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NILSSON, HARRY: The Point! LP (GET 51298LP) 24.00
2015 repress. "Is it a children's story, an acid trip, or a combination of both? Get On Down is proud to present for the first time in generations, Harry Nilsson's 1971 album The Point! The Point! is a essentially a fable, extolling the trials and tribulations of a round-headed person named Oblio growing up in a 'Pointed Village' where by rule of order everyone and everything in the land was to have 'a point.' The album covers the challenges Oblio endures while he searches for a cure to his 'pointless' condition. How did Nilsson craft such a remarkable and beloved fable? 'I was on acid' he explained. 'I looked at the trees and I realized that they all came to points, and the little branches came to points, and the houses came to point. I thought, 'Oh! Everything has a point, and if it doesn't, then there's a point to it.' As always with any Get On Down release, we are presenting this album with fully remastered audio sourced from the original recordings." Housed in a gatefold sleeve with an 8-page full-color booklet.


JURASSIC 5: Quality Control 7" (GET 749EP) 11.00
"These two songs, off Jurassic 5's stellar debut full-length from 2000, perfectly showcase the disciplined hip-hop fun that this six-man group is known for around the world. Featuring two DJs and producers (Cut Chemist and DJ Nu-Mark) and four MCs (Chali 2na, Zaakir/Soup, Akil and Marc 7), these disparate minds combined powerfully as one, rocking unison lyrical lines and tag-team verses over deftly funky music. Originally heard as a hugely popular radio promo for California's famed Wake Up Show in the mid-1990s, the song 'Quality Control' was expertly expanded for the group's Interscope debut, with a pimp-strut beat and a relaxed, live feel. Alternating tag-team lines and an extended four-man unison chorus combine to flaunt an indie ethos that also gained them mainstream appeal. 'Big-hole' 45 pressing on black vinyl, with a 7-inch sized artwork replication of the original 'Quality Control' single jacket."



VA: Peace Edits 12" (PEACE 001EP) 14.50
Mr. Mitch's "peace dub" flips grime's "war dub" on its head and has become a reputable sub-genre in its own right. Strict Face uses an icy hand on his mellow, minimalist rework of Alice Deejay's "Better Off Alone." Loom takes a deconstructionist route through Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill" as glitchy melodies and pitched-up vocal loops meet harsh, industrial sampling, preceding the brooding heartache of Mitch's fuzzy, emotional re-rub of Dru Hill's "How Deep Is Your Love." Silk Road Assassins offer their take on T-Pain's "I'm Sprung," featuring trickling, iced-out melodies and pitched-down vocals over dark, menacing bass rumbles.



SAUCEDO, RICK: Heaven Was Blue 2LP (GUESS 139LP) 33.00
First ever legit vinyl reissue of Rick Saucedo's mind-expanding, one-man, multi-tracked private press miracle in sound from 1978. Master tape sound; original artwork; includes insert with interview with Saucedo and detailed liner notes by Jeremy Cargill (Got Kinda Lost/Ugly Things). Heaven Was Blue drifts in the same sonic milieu as fellow travelers in '60s square peg joy Darius, Marcus, D.R. Hooker (without the lounge allusions), or late period psych adventurers Michael Angelo and Bobb Trimble -- and his concentration and vision equals or exceeds these international underground heroes. Rick Saucedo is an internationally-known Elvis tribute artist, actor, and singer-songwriter from Chicago. In 1978, after some years of doing his Elvis show, he decided he wanted to have his own identity, and recorded an album with his own songs, influenced by The Beatles and Pink Floyd. All instruments on the album were played by Rick with help from a couple of friends. Songs like "Reality," which was written in a graveyard just after the passing of Mr. Presley, or "In My Mind," which dates back to 1967, written just after Sgt. Pepper had come out, are prime examples of dreamy acid psych with Lennon-esque vocals, lysergic guitars, and studio effects. There's also a couple of fuzz rockers with a strong '50s vibe, and then there's the album centerpiece: the impressive 18-minute "Heaven Was Blue" suite, which Rick envisioned as an "acid trip dream." In words of Patrick Lundborg, "Saucedo pulls it off. Somehow like how you turn the wheels on a kaleidoscope, new melodies, guitar figures and arrangements emerge out of the old ones every three minutes, each sequence more swirling and enchanting that the last, with a sense of progression throughout." This expanded reissue offers a full extra album of bonus tracks: "Oh My God" was the conclusion to "Reality" and "In My Mind," recorded in 1978 but omitted from the original album at the last moment. Previously unreleased on vinyl until now. "Baby in the Sand" and "It Burns Again Today" were written during the Heaven Was Blue sessions but went unrecorded until 1991; they're terrific sitar-drenched melodic psych in the same vein as the original album. Previously unreleased on vinyl until now. And there's also both sides of the post-album single Reality/History Makin' - Country Shakin', which featured different mixes and an alternate mix of "Reality." These tracks were originally released as promo 45s in very limited quantities.



PRIVATE AGENDA: Déjà Vu 12" (IFEEL 037EP) 14.50
EP pressed on 180-gram vinyl. Trio Private Agenda take us back to a time when soul first met synthesizers. "Déjà Vu" is a cocktail of Linda di Franco and a Roxy Music-esque aesthetic, bound together by elements of the inventive, contemporary production values of artists such as Todd Terje and Prins Thomas. "Freefalling" proves a fitting reflection of their wider vision, finding sonic roots in early Balearicism with ethereal vocal lines over delicate percussion. The EP is wonderful introduction to their world, where production values are as detailed as they are bombastic and lyrics as reflective as they are bold.


PADILLA, JOSE: Day One 12" (IFEEL 039EP) 15.50
180-gram vinyl. Alongside DJ Alfredo of Amnesia, Jose Padilla gave birth to the other side of the Balearic coin -- the mellow sunset side -- and influenced millions of people around the globe from Madonna to DJ Harvey. "Day One" mixes a classic Balearic sound with the "proper" deep house of Ron Trent and Chez Damier. Layers and washes of melodies running over deep beats. The B-side features a remix by Telephones, who says, "As an eclectic and open-minded DJ myself, getting the opportunity to work with one of the pioneers of the Balearic sound... didn't take much considering."


KR 022LP

TONE/TALIBAM!/SAM KULIK, YASUNAO: Double Automatism LP (KR 022LP) 20.00
New York City's experimental duo Talibam! team up with Fluxus artist and electronic avant-gardist Yasunao Tone and trombonist Sam Kulik for a confrontational sonic attack, fired by an array of analog synths and other electronic devices. David Novak, author of Japanoise: Music at the Edge of Circulation (2013), on Double Automatism: "Bringing together the most calamitous materials from their home planets of noise, glitch, and free improvisation, Tone and Talibam! are at once the likeliest and unlikeliest of conspirators. Despite making his home in New York since 1971, Tone's foundational electronic work harkens back to his early days in revolutionary Japanese avant-garde collectives Ongaku and Hi Red Center, and resonates with his groundbreaking deconstructions of digital CD sound in the 1980s. Meanwhile in the post-art worlds of millennial Brooklyn, Talibam! have cranked out their own absurd, profane, and unclassifiable improvisational style, bringing their provocations around the world, and proficiently mediating jazz, rock, and hip-hop along the way; trombonist Sam Kulik brings an acoustic element to the mix that invokes the live sonic mixes of Musica Elettronica Viva. In their collaboration Double Automatism, they forge a confrontational new alliance in the transnational history of experimental sound, with the noisiest consequences imaginable." The idea for Double Automatism was born in 2012 when Talibam! and Kulik were invited to interpret Tone's graphic scores and game pieces as part of the Museum of Modern Art's 2013 exhibition, Tokyo 1955-1970: A New Avant-Garde. They soon met Tone and the group immediately developed a mutual affinity. Six months later the trio invited Tone for a recording session, with Kulik on trombone, Matt Mottel on his Roland Alpha Juno 1 analog synth, Kevin Shea (Mostly Other People Do the Killing) on electronic MIDI mallet percussion, and Tone using his self-developed MP3 Deviations on his computer. The two epic pieces on Double Automatism not only continue Talibam!'s enduring explorations of new musical territory beyond genre limitations, but also forcefully testify to Tone's unique artistry (previously documented on collaborations with Russell Haswell (EMEGO 142CD) and Florian Hecker and solo works on Tzadik and Asphodel). Pressed on 180-gram vinyl; presented in silk-screened sleeve; includes download code. Limited to 500 copies.



DAMU: Holed Up in the Hovel EP 12" (LDN 052EP) 12.00
Damu follows up his previous Keysound release, Unity (LDN 027CD, 2011), with four intense, sour sound constructions. "This EP started as war dubs for Keysound nights," explains Damu. "I really like the competitive vibe of the scene in London and I worked on the EP across Manchester, Sheffield and Croydon from 2013-14... Since my debut album my wiring has changed completely; it's the sonics of individual sounds that gets me hyped now and I think this EP reflects a bit more of a mathematical approach." Damu has driven himself not toward grim per se, but something like grime, and beyond.



DAUWD: Jupiter George 12" (KOM 324EP) 14.00
Dauwd delivers his third EP on Kompakt since 2014, and takes a detour from melodic techno in a direction that is most certain to appeal to the purist house heads. "Jupiter George" picks its way through the finest moments of early '80s disco, recalling what Metro Area accomplished in their brightest moments. "Ritter Sport" must be some celebratory reference to Dauwd's move to Berlin, but, more importantly, it's walloping fist-to-the-floor house track. You can't deny the Herbert-esque swing that pulses through this jam. "Take Four" is that sunrise serenade a dancefloor begs for to beckon in a new day.



A WINGED VICTORY FOR THE SULLEN: A Winged Victory For The Sullen LP (KRANK 157LP) 14.00
2015 repress. LP version. "A Winged Victory for the Sullen is the first installment of the new collaboration between Stars of the Lid member Adam Wiltzie and composer Dustin O'Halloran. The duo agreed to leave their normal home studio comfort zone and develop the recordings with the help of large acoustic spaces, and to hunt down a selection of 9ft grand pianos that had the ability to deliver extreme sonic low end. Other traditional instrumentation was used including string quartet, French horn, and bassoon, but always juxtaposed is the sound of drifting guitar washed melodies. The recordings began in one late night session in the famed Grunewald Church in West Berlin on a 1950s imperial Boesendorfer piano and strings were added in the historic East Berlin DDR radio studios along the River Spree. One last final session in a private studio deep in the northern cusp of Italy on a handmade Fazioli piano, and the final mixes took place in a 17th century villa near Ferrara, Italy, with the assistance of Francesco Donadello. All songs were processed completely analogue straight to magnetic tape. Their secret to harvesting new melodic structures from the thin air of existence was for the duo to push themselves to live dangerously, realizing that clear thinking at the wrong moment could stifle the compositions. The final result is seven landscapes of harmonic replicating ingemination. In 'Requiem for the Static King Part 1' (created in memory of the untimely passing of Mark Linkous) they have taken the age old idea of a string quartet and then shot it out a cannon to reveal exquisite new levels of mellow bliss. Of the 13 minute track 'Symphony Pathetique,' Wiltzie says 'after almost 20 years of struggling to create interesting ambient drone music, I feel like I have finally figured out what I am doing.' Notable guest musicians include Icelandic cellist Hildur Gudnadottir, and violinist Peter Broderick. A Winged Victory for the Sullen is not a side project. This is the future of the late night record you have always dreamed of."



VA: LBL002 12" (LBL 002EP) 12.50
Man Power and Peter Wilson present the second release on LBL, their label dedicated to music that makes them want to dance. Ste Spandex (Red Laser Disco) shows his darker side with the relentless chugging and crunchy beat of "Oh," recorded on VHS tape. Scenery founder Asok delivers "Gridrunner," a classical yet off-kilter jolt of excitement. Former record shop owner Causa (Joe Lucas) presents "Seven," a dark and druggy slab of deepness. Colours in Waves' "Conservation of Momentum" is equal parts techno, house, and -- dare we say -- trance and prog; huge, but never overblown. Limited to 300 copies.



DOPPLEREFFEKT/OBJEKT: Hypnagogia 12" (LSR 012EP) 14.50
2015 repress. Hallucinations storm the border between wakefulness and sleep. Accurate perceptions give way to distorted visions, senses torn and split through. Borne of mutual inspiration, legendary duo Dopplereffekt and sonic adventurer Objekt present Hypnagogia, a split 12" on Leisure System, with each transmission derived from a shared journey into extrasensory perception and subconscious thought.


LL 096EP

NEON JUDGEMENT, THE: TV Treated (Jimmy Edgar/DJ Hell Remixes) 12" (LL 096EP) 12.50
Decades after The Neon Judgement first released "TV Treated" in 1982, the song has reached a truly legendary status. Sadly, its message is more relevant than ever: you don't need to be a conspiracy theorist to see that the shining eye is inherently evil. Small wonder, then, that illustrious DJs like Helmut Josef Geier aka DJ Hell, the Berlin-based electroclash pioneer, and the multi-talented Jimmy Edgar from Detroit were only too happy to join the long list of artists who have remixed a track that has stood the test of time in defiance of every rule of commercialism.



TUFF CITY KIDS & HOTEL LAUER: Lifesaver Compilation 2 Extension 10" (PLAYRJC 036EP) 15.50
Dear programmer, in addition to the Lifesaver Compilation 2 (PLAYRJC 035LP, 2015), Ramona will release an extension 10" containing brand new tracks by the two supergroups Hotel Lauer and Tuff City Kids. Be prepared, Ramona



PEV & KOWTON: Signal 3/Low Strobe 12" (LIVITY 015EP) 12.50
Established in 2011, UK-based label Livity Sound initially served as an outlet for Peverelist's work with Asusu and Kowton. A run of low-key but emphatic releases from the trio earned the label the first spot on Resident Advisor's "Top 20 labels of 2013" staff poll. In 2014, the label released a stampede of 12"s with remixes of this initial material from Surgeon, Pangaea, Kassem Mosse, 2562, MMM, Ron Morelli, and Tessela, to name a few. This first release of 2015 combines two deadly strains of mutant techno from label originators Peverelist and Kowton, setting the standard for what's to come.



MOTT, NICK: Here Begins the Great Destroyer CD (LUMB 024CD) 16.50
Lumberton Trading Company presents Here Begins the Great Destroyer, English multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Nick Mott's second album under his own name. Mott, previously known mostly for his work as a founding member of the eclectic group Volcano the Bear, has, since his departure, been forging a path very much his own. A couple of other projects aside, namely Skeleton Birds and the Number of God and Spectral Armies, Mott's work under his own name commenced in 2011 with a one-sided 7" art package also released on Lumberton Trading Company (LUMB 006B-EP). Similar to his drawings and photocopied collages, Mott's music beams in from some kind of distorted or fractured reality, reminiscent of the twilit places explored by the likes of H. P. Lovecraft. The ten pieces on Here Begins the Great Destroyer bear witness to a world of unfolding electronic textures, uneasy tones, rhythmic bursts, and a general sense of things not being quite as they seem. However, this is no dark ambient muck. Instead, it rather uncomfortably resides in a space out of which Renaldo & The Loaf, Tuxedomoon, Nurse with Wound, and Andrew Liles have all crawled. Of course, there is a crooked humor evident, too, as no artist can truly traverse such places without it. Here Begins the Great Destroyer is the first step towards what will, in due course, become a deluxe vinyl box set also containing an art booklet by Nick Mott. In the meantime, this album exists in its own right as a Digipak CD, which is limited to 300 copies and will not be reprinted. Mastered by Siôn Orgon (former collaborator of Thighpaulsandra and Peter Christopherson).



WORK, THE: Slow Crimes LP + 7" (MEGA 026LP) 22.00
First vinyl reissue of 1982's Slow Crimes by The Work. Reissued on CD with bonus tracks by Megaphone in 1991, Slow Crimes is a little-known treasure of transformative magnitude. The Work were formed in 1979 by saxophonist Tim Hodgkinson (following the dissolution of Henry Cow), guitarist Bill Gilonis, bassist Mick Hobbs, and drummer Rick Wilson, although Slow Crimes showcases each member on a variety of instruments. Also featured is Catherine Jauniaux on guest vocals throughout the album. The Work's inaugural LP release, Slow Crimes is so rabidly articulate that it presides over and resides in a world very much unto itself. While falling within the loosest guidelines of "post-punk," the term is a misnomer, for the textural intricacies and distinct deliberacy throughout Slow Crimes bespeak both an utterly unique collective identity and a startling fluency with its own language. It takes the vibrant urgency of punk rock and catalyzes it into a continually fascinating mosaic. This reissue includes a bonus 7" with concurrent compilation tracks "Anxious About Meaning" and "One Swallow."


VA: Miniatures LP (MEGA 027LP) 18.00
Pressed on 180-gram vinyl; includes 23" x 23" foldout poster. Originally issued in 1981, Miniatures is a concept compilation album that is certain to delight the listener on a multitude of fronts simultaneously. Conceived in 1980 by Morgan Fisher (erstwhile keyboardist for Mott the Hoople) as a means of addressing the scope of music and musicians that he loved but lacked time enough to release, Miniatures draws from an array of artists whose submissions exist within the strict framework of a 60-second maximum track length. The pieces wriggle excitedly in their rapid and unrelenting succession, sequenced with insight sufficient to create an infinitely curious netherworld. Contributors provide their chosen 60 seconds of indulgence -- be it Andy Partridge offering "The History of Rock'n'Roll," noted author/psychoanalyst R. D. Laing giving us a father/son duet of "Tipperary," or Roger McGough reciting "The Wreck of the Hesperus" in its entirety -- and, while each track offers a distinct and separate thrill, the whole of Miniatures is both a monument to the creativity of its time and a living reminder of humanity in its preposterous glory. With no room for filler of any kind, Miniatures is a consistently refreshing revelation. Filled with abrupt, often beautiful, utterances from a bewildering diversity of artists (what other album contains both Pete Seeger and The Residents?), Miniatures is imbued throughout with self-awareness that, beneath an umbrella of shared and voluntary absurdity, scuppers any veneer of remoteness. In its place lies the intersection of naked curiosity with love of music. Includes tracks by Ollie Halsall & John Halsey, The Residents, Roger McGough, Morgan Fisher, John Otway, Pete Challis & Phil Diplock, Robert Wyatt, Stinky Winkles, Mary Longford, Andy 'Thunderclap' Newman, David Bedford, Fred Frith, Maggie Nicols, Joseph Racaille, The Work, Neil Innes & Son, Herbert Distel, Lol Coxhill, Ken Ellis, Steve Miller, Norman Lovett, Patrick Portella, George Melly, Robert Fripp, Andy Partridge (XTC), Phantom Captain, Ron Geesin, Alejandro Viñao, Quentin Crisp, Simon Desorgher, Ralph Steadman, R.D.Laing & Son, Trevor Wishart, John White, Ivor Cutler, Hector Zazou, Michael Bass & Ellen Tenenbaum, Martin Chambers (The Pretenders), Bob Cobbing & Henri Chopin, Dave Vanian (The Damned), Metabolist, Gavin Bryars, 1/2 Japanese, Simon Jeffes, Mark Perry, Michael Nyman, David Cunningham (The Flying Lizards), Kevin Coyne, Etron Fou Leloublan, Neil Oram & Ken Campbell & The Science Fiction Theatre of Liverpool, and Pete Seeger.


SCHMIDT, M.C.: Batu Malablab: Suite for Prepared Piano, Flute and Electronics LP (MEGA 031LP) 18.00
LP version. Based in Baltimore, M.C. Schmidt is one half of the acclaimed electronic duo Matmos. As half of Matmos, Schmidt has worked with Terry Riley, Björk, Kronos Quartet, Peter Rehberg, INA-GRM, Rrose, Marshall Allen, Horse Lords, People Like Us, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Antony Hegarty, William Basinski, and many more. Batu Malablab, his first solo album, works a dislocating magic, indulging in a tradition of western fantasy of non-western music. Recalling gamelan-inspired experimental classics such as John Cage's prepared piano work, Can's "Ethnological Forgery Series," and Jon Hassell's "Fourth World" ambient music (GB 019CD/LP), Batu Malablab is imaginary global music made in the Baltimore basement studio pictured on the back of the album. Features appearances by Wobbly and Thomas Dimuzio.



PLANETARY ASSAULT SYSTEMS: The Eyes Themselves 12" (MOTE 041EP) 12.50
"The Eyes Themselves" features layers of crisp and captivating sound design, with irregular droplets of high-frequency sound that fall around the listener like glowing rain on the surface of a distant planet, while cymbal tracks fight to wrest the listener's attention away. On "Strange Attractor," a number of lightly accented, quickly decaying micro-sounds form more than the sum of their parts. "Arc" powers along with dirty, filtered phrases, a faintly menacing shaker sample, and the occasional impolite release of steam from the grating beneath your feet. With The Eyes Themselves, Luke Slater deftly moves from oneiric wonder to cold intensity.



SYNTHEK & AUDIOLOUIS: Unwise Remix Series #1 12" (NTCLP 001-1EP) 14.50
Unwise Remix Series, featuring remixes by artists who inspire Synthek & Audiolouis, kicks off with Tadeo's reinterpretation of "Thread Between Us," which keeps the aggressive mood of the original while raising the impetus with slender hi-hats, haunting chords, and devilish synth-lines. Aubrey's rework of "Broken Pad" features an unpredictable groove made of fluctuating bleeps and drums and embraced by spacey soundscapes strewn with sonic drills and fragments. Polar Inertia's remix of "Unwise" brings an extreme dose of deepness and a surreal atmosphere crossed by violent, droning flashes, while from a dusty, heavily texturized bassline rises a thin but empowering beat.


ND 021EP

ERNESTUS, MARK: Yermande 12" (ND 021EP) 13.00
"Smart bomb alert! Senegalese Mbalax derivatives in approved Dub mode."


NEOS 11122CD

NONO, LUIGI: A Pierre. Dell'azzurro silenzio, inquietum - ...sofferete onde serene... CD/SACD (NEOS 11122CD) 15.50
2015 repress. Performed by: Markus Hinterhäuser, Susanne Otto, Les Percussions de Strasbourg, and Ensemble Experimental. Conducted by Detlef Heusinger. Featured works: A Pierre Dell'azzurro silenzio, inquietum, ... sofferte onde serene... , Omaggio a György Kurtág, and Con Luigi Dallapiccola. "Another Nono reference-recording by the unbeatable Experimentalstudio des SWR under the care of Detlef Heusinger, who has been artistic director of this institution since October 2006, and his fantastic team. For the Nono of the 1980s, the absolute centre of his composing resided in listening. From a lecture delivered in 1983 in Geneva, revealingly titled Error as Necessitiy: 'Hearing music. That's very difficult. I believe it's a rare phenomenon today.' All the works that originated in and with the Freiburg Experimentalstudio, are rooted to a considerable extent in a long-term direct collaboration with particular musicians, e.g. Roberto Fabbriciani (flute), Markus Hinterhäuser (piano), Ernesto Molinari (clarinet), Susanne Otto (alto) and last but by far not least: André Richard, who served as artistic director of the Experimentalstudio from 1989 until 2005." Stereo/multichannel hybrid SACD that can be played on any CD player.



HOMMEN, ANDRE: Battery Park EP 12" (OBJ 032EP) 12.50
Following his successful remixes on Culprit LA (Aidan Lavelle & Robbie Akbal's 2014 Stars EP) and Suol (Fritz Kalkbrenner's 2015 Void EP), Objektivity is proud to present André Hommen's second EP, Battery Park. The record has already received massive support from Dennis Ferrer, who debuted "Battery Park" in January 2015 on WNYU's Beats in Space, as well as the Diynamic crew, who featured the track in a 2015 podcast.



TERJE, TODD: Delorean Dynamite 12" (OLS 007EP) 12.50
2015 repress. First 12" single taken from Todd Terje's recent It's Album Time CD/2LP.


OM 041LP

"Chris Corsano: drums; Okkyung Lee: cello; Bill Nace: electric guitar. Recorded May 10 2014 by Chris Corsano. Cover art by Bill Nace. Covers screened by Alan Sherry. #'d edition of 300."



RAINBOW PRESS, THE: There's a War On LP (OSR 030LP) 25.50
Out-Sider presents the first legit reissue of There's a War On by The Rainbow Press, a cool US '68 psychedelic concept album with all the right moves: solid songwriting, refreshing harmonies, studio effects, organ, fuzz guitar, electric piano, sunshine/baroque touches -- think The Rainy Daze, Strawberry Alarm Clock, The Doors. The Rainbow Press evolved from The Continental Divide, a college band from New York containing members from two previous British invasion groups: The Group and The Specs. They were Bill Yergin on drums, Dave Troup on bass, Larry Milton on electric piano and 12-string guitar, Marc Ellis on guitar, Charlie Osborne on organ, and Joe Groff on vocals. All the members sang vocal harmonies and the twin electric piano/organ action gave the band an unusual and cool sound. In 1968, Audio Fidelity approached them and a contract was secured. The band changed their name to the more groovy-sounding The Rainbow Press and sessions for their first album started at Radio City in New York. There's a War On saw the light in 1968 on the Mr. G label (the "hip" branch of Audio Fidelity). It's hard to believe this perfectly recorded psychedelic beauty was made by college students! Remastered sound; includes insert with liner notes telling the band's story for the first time.


MONOCLES/THE HIGHER ELEVATION, THE: The Spider, the Fly and the Boogie Man LP (OSR 031LP) 25.50
Most people were introduced to the strange psychedelic sound of The Monocles (later The Higher Elevation) thanks to the inclusion of the bizarre "The Spider & the Fly" and "The Diamond Mine" on the legendary 1979 compilation Pebbles Vol. 3 (the "acid-punk" volume). These youngsters from Colorado formed in 1964 and were famous for driving to gigs in a custom Cadillac hearse. Between 1965 and 1968, they released a bunch of singles for different labels: Chicory, Denco, Liberty... This retrospective collection includes the best of their 45 sides plus some tracks previously unreleased on vinyl. You'll find demented psychsploitation ("The Spider & the Fly," "The Diamond Mine") crude garage-psych ("Psychedelic (That's Where It's At)," "Odyssey"), sunshine-pop/jangly folk-rock ("Summer Skies," "Here Comes Sunshine"), teen garage/frat-rock ("Boogie Man," "You Don't Know"), pop-psych ("Crazy Bicycle"), and more. Includes insert with detailed liner notes and rare photos.



CLAUDIO PRC & NESS (TGP): Icore 12" (OUTIS 007EP) 14.00
Sardinian artists Claudio PRC and Ness, both known previously for their solo projects, their collaborations, and also together as The Gods Planet, journey deep into remote sides of techno music. "Icore" is an obsessive and straight 4/4 track, on which a hypnotic and synthetic arp floats into visceral and noisy atmospheres. Italian artist Nuel give his dry and wild version, and label boss Dino Sabatini completes the EP with a very deep and transcendental remix.



BINH: Visio 12" (PERL 104EP) 14.00
Two tracks by Berlin-based Germann Nguyen also known as Binh.



VA: Various Artists I 12" (RARE 002EP) 14.00
RA+RE Records is a Paris-based label found by three young women with the aim of promoting rare, underground, unique, and meaningful music by gathering talented female artists and spreading their sound and sensibility all over the world. Its first various artists EP, released on vinyl only, features Adina Paun, Eveline Fink, Hellen Mills, and Stefny. Dark, dubby, minimal layers combine with microhouse sound pads to create a complete club record.



KAVINSKY: Nightcall 12" (REC 065EP) 14.00
2015 repress. Taken from the Drive original motion picture soundtrack. Since the film's release, the YouTube video for "Nightcall" has climbed to over 11 million views, and has been on repeat across an expanse of playlists, always fueling the after-after party with the slow burn of glossed synth echoes. Now Kavinksy emerges from this late-night haze with the helping of friends, bearing a collection of covers, remixes, and second takes for yet another drive through the midnight hours. Remixes from Dustin N'Guyen and Jackson.


TURZI: C LP (REC 122LP) 25.50
He is not so easy to find. One has to follow the kilometers of pipes down and along a labyrinth of corridors to enter the basement den of Romain Turzi. This once cavernous space has metamorphosed into a recording studio for the purpose of completing the trilogy begun with A (2007) and B (REC 055CD/REC 062LP, 2010). Closed off from the world, without natural light and water supply, but full of consoles, synthesizers, and old guitars, Turzi cocooned himself here to perfect his music and sonically construct the soundtrack that is C, with tracks named after nine types of birds, to glide in a treasure hunt through the complexities of his musical mind. Closed off from the world in a place where he could do only one thing -- make music -- Turzi was able to gain the greatest luxury: time. The time necessary to experiment and work on each tone; make musical discoveries and explore apparent accidents; use archaic samplers, with their 5¼-inch floppy disks full of aural triggers to those that have come before; use the striking images from F. W. Murnau's 1922 film Nosferatu to allow a fresh origin of sound exploration; and, of course, play loud, very loud -- the ultimate pleasure. Turzi has always been mesmerized by repetitive compositions, adventurous electronic music arrangements, the organic pulses of real drums, and the sensual attacks of an electric guitar. Early reviews attempted to categorize his style as krautrock, but Turzi knew that this genre, even coupled with psychedelia, was too simplistic as a musical label. He is open, and nothing is ruled out, and all manifests in his music, including the boogie of ZZ Top; linear and funky Hamilton Bohannon; an imaginary thread between Can and Fela; Alessandro Alessandroni as his definitive hero; a classical guitar theme from Heitor Villa-Lobos; Ennio Morricone and Angelo Badalamenti; love (yes, love, even if he invokes it in the manner of an old bluesman, with words creating their own meanings). Simply put, Turzi makes Turzi. Played by Louis Laurin: bass; François Desmoulin: snare drum, big drum, toms, cymbals, hi-hat; Judah Warsky: organs, sampler; Lori Shönberg: gyro, bongo, trumpet, clavinet; Clemens Hourrière: Fender IV guitar, EMS Synthi AKS modular synthesizer; Caroline Vallain: soprano; Mila Turzi: scream; Romain Turzi: guitars, E-mu Emulator II sampling keyboard, ACX Synth P-sequencer. Presented in metal-coated silver sleeve with black inner sleeve. Includes download code.



XXXY: Last Dance 12" (RINSE 055EP) 12.50
The second in a series of three EPs of gorgeous, punch-drunk house music from Rupert Taylor aka xxxy and the follow-up to 2014's acclaimed 18 Hours (RINSE 050EP). "Last Dance" may seem like pure blissed-out immersion, but listen closer -- or at peak time -- and it's deceptively tough, building to a mesmerizing blur of color amid body-shuddering kick drums. "Lately" channels both the spirit of electropop and the futurist impulses of early Detroit techno. On "Close the Door Behind You," an eerie, noise-scratched, slow build leads to a sudden explosion of bass swoops and hi-hats.



SHIT AND SHINE: 54 Synth-Brass, 38 Metal Guitar, 65 Cathedral LP (LAUNCH 078LP) 25.00
LP version. Taking the repetitive rhythmic drive of krautrock and marrying it to a percussive Butthole Surfers-style strain of acidic intensity, Shit and Shine have carved out a unique niche for themselves as one of the most unpredictable and -- occasionally -- outright unpleasant outfits in living memory. Like a robot Can-Hawkwind hybrid in a Philip K. Dick future, reassembling disco, abstract electronica, and noise rock into elegant new shapes, Shit and Shine furrow brows and fry synapses in equal measure. In spite of 54 Synth-Brass, 38 Metal Guitar, 65 Cathedral boasting a leaner, sleeker attack than before -- partly informed by the band's 2013 and '14 releases on Powell's Diagonal (including DIAG 012CD/LP) -- the same sense of gleeful perversity is abundant, and the same twisted humor ingrained in these grotesque and hypnotic grooves. Where there is rock within the album, its essence is morphed and feverishly formulated into extraterrestrial aural landscapes, as on the opening "Electric Pony 2," which lurches forth like Chrome alchemically reassembling the disembodied spirit of Marc Bolan in a scrapyard trash compactor. Elsewhere, specters of smooth jazz fusion lock horns with the against-the-grain approach of Aphex Twin and circular necro-Necks grooves are beset by demons. And the abstract funk of "Love Your Hair -- Hope You Win!" locks a Larry Graham-style groove in a vortex of digital disorientation. Brandishing an intimidating psychic attack and equipped as ever with both nameless menace and savage wit, rarely has a band made sounding so wrong sound so right.


STD 1201EP

WET: That's the Game 12" (STD 1201EP) 14.00
"That's the Game" is a typical futuristic dramatic Italo/synthpop song from 1983 that became a Belgian underground classic. Most famous is its instrumental mix, an impressive, ahead of the game pre-acid house anthem, later sampled by Moodymann on "Dem Young Sconies." Still relevant. This reissue includes the vocal and instrumental versions, as well as a "Dynamic Mix," all included on the original 1983 release.



LAWRENCE: Manhattan 12" (SMALL 041EP) 12.50
Lawrence returns to Smallville for the first time since his 2013 In a Rush EP (SMALL 034EP) with an EP dedicated to the island of lunacy and love: Manhattan! Approved by visionary dancers from all around the globe, Manhattan presents three enthusiastic tracks: the pulsating tech-jazz ballad "Nowhere Is a Place," the title-track featuring Ghostly International's most wanted Heathered Pearls, and a particular forward-stepping bouncer sending greetings from Sten. The cover art shows Stefan Marx's favorite flower shop on Hester Street, Manhattan.



CARN, DOUG: Revelation CD (SDGBJ 1216CD) 15.00
2015 restock. Doug Carn's third album for Black Jazz, Revelation (1973), is as compulsively listenable as his previous outings. The keyboardist-composer-arranger-bandleader is on top of his game -- Jean Carn returns to handle the vocal parts, the hired jazz players (including rising saxophonist René McLean and trumpeter Olu Dara) are more than capable, and Carn's songs convey altruistic messages that he deemed vital to the success of his distinctive brand of soul-jazz music. René McClean (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, flute), Walter Booker (bass), Buddy Williams (drums), Nathan Page (guitar), Olu Dara (alto horn, trumpet, vocals), Doug Carn (piano, vocals), Earl McIntyre (bass trumpet), and Jean Carn (vocals).


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CREATIVE SOURCE: Creative Source CD (SOL 1207CD) 13.00
"Their 1973 debut LP, plus 5 bonus tracks. Includes the oft-sampled 'You Can't Hide Love,' later covered by Earth, Wind and Fire."

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BELL, WILLIAM: Coming Back for More CD (SOL 1208CD) 13.00
"Bell's comeback album from 1976, featuring the million-selling 'Tryin' to Love Two' plus the simmering title track -- solid soul."

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WARE, LEON: Leon Ware CD (SOL 1210CD) 13.00
"Famed writer and producer Leon Ware's sublime 1972 debut album, packed front to back with rootsy and spiritual '70s soul gems -- and featuring a wealth of strong breaks and beats (such as the incredible 'What's Your World,' later covered by Bobby Womack and others) that are sample favorites!"

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9TH CREATION, THE: Bubble Gum CD (SOL 1211CD) 13.00
"The legendary funk mavens! Bubble Gum is the classic LP from Stockton, CA's 9th Creation, and features the much-sampled title track plus the Billboard Top 10 R&B track 'Falling in Love,' along with more timeless '70s jazz/soul grooves -- all built with killer bass lines, hard-hitting drums, commanding vocals, and a heavenly horn section!"

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EARLAND & ODDYSEY, CHARLES: The Great Pyramid CD (SOL 1213CD) 13.00
"Space funk and cosmic jazz from Philadelphia's legendary 'Mighty Burner.' Featuring Gabor Szabo, Ohio Players bassist Marshall Jones, Randy Brecker, and drummer Harvey Mason, Earland delivers a sophisticated vibe that still sounds fresh today!"



ELIAS HULK: Unchained LP (SOMM 006LP) 25.50
2015 repress. As an addition to the first pressing we did, this pressing has a repro of the original promo poster. (We did NOT intentionally do this, we just did not have access to the poster back then!) A classic in the collecting circuit since ages, the sole release by UK group Elias Hulk was out in 1970 on the Youngblood label. Raw hard-rock, adding some Eastern and blues-rock elements as well. First-ever licensed vinyl reissue, pressed on 180 gram vinyl in a one-off 500 copies pressing. Insert with photos and extensive liners by Andy Morten.



LAY-FAR & PETER OAKDEN: Two Days in May EP 12" (SOSR 016EP) 19.50
Japanese imprint Sound of Speed presents the second recorded collaboration between Lay-Far and Peter Oakden.



STEREO TOTAL: Ruined Heart: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 2LP (AKT 762LP) 23.00
The unique score of the 2012 Filipino short film Ruined Heart emerged through the collaboration of a diverse group of musicians. While Stereo Total, the Berlin-based band known for its playful and eclectic style (a mix of synthpop, new wave, pop, and electronica), contributed tracks that give the film its psychedelic punk-pop-opera-esque quality, the subtle, beautiful melody of singer-songwriter Scott Matthew's tracks "Carnival" and "Mural" creates a quiet, sentimental undertone. Other contributors include Bing Austria and his band The Flippin' Soul Stompers, who also perform in the film, as well as The Mabuhay Singers. Double LP limited to 1000 copies worldwide; includes DIN A4 booklet and MP3 download code. Also includes tracks by Lee Soledad, John Holt, Graunzone, Conching Rosal, Khavn, Buddy Emmons, and Hasil Adkins.


BING AUSTRIA: Ruined Heart (Rocksteady) 7" (FITC 001EP) 10.00
This is Philly soul from 2015. Not soul from Philadelphia but soul from the Philippines... Bing Austria & His Soul Stompers are the number-one soul band from the Philippines. The A-side features the title-track for the movie Ruined Heart (2012). Limited to 500 copies worldwide. File under: soul, rocksteady!



VA: Bunny "Striker" Lee Selects Harry Robinson LP (RRT 029LP) 23.50
Bunny "Striker" Lee Selects Harry Robinson focuses on original early reggae productions from the 1968-'69 period and features mainly instrumentals, with selected vocal tracks. Most tracks are either previously unreleased or alternate versions, all mastered from original tapes. Featured musicians: Roland Alphonso, Lester Sterling, Karl Bryan, Aubrey Adams, Ansel Collins, Lloyd Charmers, Albert Lewis, Aston Barrett, Carlton Barrett, and Ronnie Williams. All rhythms by Carib-Disc-Co All Stars and Bunny Lee All Stars. Features tracks by Lester Sterling, Karl Bryan, Roland Alphonso (including tracks with D. Tony Lee), Beltones, H. B. Robinson, Vin Gordon, Glen Adams, and Val Bennett. Recorded at Dynamic Sounds, West Indies Records Limited, Federal, and Randy's, 1968 and '69. Produced by Bunny "Striker" Lee. Features original contemporary artwork. Limited edition vinyl-only release pressed on 180-gram vinyl and housed in heavy card picture sleeve.



NATURKUNDE MUSEUM OSTKREUZ: Tropicalyptic Excursions 12" (RAVE 009EP) 16.50
The Death of Rave are gassed to present the second vinyl release of roiling, computerized no wave by exciting Berlin-based pan-European duo N.M.O. (Morten J. Olsen and Rubén Patiño). Under the mantra "As Strict As Possible," their Tropicalyptic Excursions combine militant snares and amorphous SuperCollider shapes in disciplined dancefloor arrangements, p'raps best compared with a melted hybrid of Powell's cranky engines and EVOL's mutant rave signals dosed with Low Jack swagger. They're dead strange, semi-organic dance creatures, stripped to the bare essentials of shifty rhythm and biting tone, bristling with a concentrated energy that belies their hypnotic, body-scattering effect on the 'floor. Without resorting to overly masculine tactics or conventional structures, they carve a path from kinky, pendulous percussion and grinding globular bass squelch laced with computer gremlins in the title-track, to the bashy, percolated jag of "Talking About Talking," with its metal-tearing build-up, and over to the whooping industrial bounce of "Zaragoza Variations," cut loud and clattering for the B-side by Matt "The Alchemist" Colton. Like the duo's striking releases on Barcelona's Anòmia label, the Nederlandse Maatschappij Ontwikkeling 12" (2014) and the Dominant Akkord cassette (2013), this 12" is a refreshing inversion and diversion of dancefloor strictures -- getting down with a wickedly raw, awkward, and freaky rave flex. If you ever get the chance, make sure to check their aerobic live shows for a radical take on contemporary live electronic performance. Vinyl housed in poly sleeve.


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WIRE, THE: #374 March 2015 MAG/CD (WIRE 374) 9.50
"On the cover: Holly Herndon (The US sound artist and laptop auteur spreads the faith of the liberating potential of technology); The Wire Tapper 37: The latest volume in our series of experimental and underground music compilations is given away free with every copy of the new issue. Invisible Jukebox: Lightning Bolt (Rhode Island's day-glo noise cadets cop a load of The Wire's mystery record selection); The Primer: Moondog (A user's guide to the music of the maverick composer who reconciled Baroque rounds with Native American rhythms); Brighton Noise Poets (A wave of outsider poets and musicians is threatening to breach the UK's coastal defenses with their DIY mixes of spoken word, broken noise and radical politics); Liturgy (Heavy overload); Model 500 (The future returns); John Wiese (New noise mutations); Global Ear: The Hague. "



TADEO: Terra Incognita 12" (TOKEN 051EP) 12.50
"The Possibility of an Encounter" and "Apollo 7" thunder forward, leaving little room to gather breath, both sinister and hypnotic in equal measure. "Deep Space" is another dark, unsettling affair. Arpeggiated chords snake between deep, tribal rhythms. Tadeo's intoxicating synth work is reinforced by steadily building woodwind melodies, creating moments of rushing intensity before sinking back down into brooding soundscapes. "Mind Possibilities" deploys a similar mediation between synthetic and acoustic textures, yet in other instances Tadeo chooses to turn the focus to almost entirely orchestral timbres. "Despert" closes the release with staccato'd oboes, swelling low-end, and delicate strings.


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BRAND NUBIAN: In God We Trust 2LP (TEG 75507LP) 25.00
"With Grand Puba's departure shortly after the issue of the group's debut full-length, Brand Nubian as a trio was no more. Grand Puba went on as a solo artist while Lord Jamar and Sadat X (formerly Derek) kept the Brand Nubian name and released the amazing follow-up In God We Trust. The album quickly silenced anyone who had any doubt that they would be able to follow up their debut classic with another classic as they did just that. 'Allah U Akbar" starts things off and was a clear sign that they were back in business in a very real way. Songs like 'Pass the Gat' and 'Steady Bootlegging' show the no-nonsense style that had come to be expected from the Nubians, while 'Love Me or Leave Me Alone' surprised all with how perfectly they blended the subject matter of woman and relationships, without it being corny. 'Black Star Line', 'The Travel Jam,' and 'Ain't No Mystery' all round out the album and are a perfect mix of cutting-edge production and the five-percent subject matter the group is known to espouse. The album's classic single, the Diamond D-produced 'Punks Jump Up to Get Beat Down,' was the cut that truly lit a fire under hip-hop's collective rear end. The album version of the song went hard but the remix utilized in the music video confirmed that THIS Brand Nubian were here to stay."



VAN ABBE, ALBERT: Ostinato EP 12" (TROLLDANS 003EP) 12.50
John Bauer's ancient Mountain King, featured on Ostinato's cover, has been dwelling on top of the mountain for so long that he himself has become part of it. His back is bent and his eyes are dim. But the air is getting clearer and crisper and alluring melodic fragments are floating through it. Suddenly he is overwhelmed by the urge to stand up. The forest itself senses the King's intentions and starts pulsating with rhythms, urging him on. He raises his head, breathing deeply. Albert van Abbe manages to convey this sense of determination and clarity with his Ostinato EP.



FABULOUS THREE, THE: The Best Of LP (TSLP 017LP) 21.00
"A 'Best of' collection by the very mysterious, very enigmatic, and always psychedelic, six piece funk ensemble that goes by the name... The Fabulous Three. The Fabulous Three was discovered by legendary Soul Fire/Desco label head Phillip Lehman. In the early 2000s, he recorded a series of 45s that showcased their psychedelic, spiritual-jazz sound. In these recordings they seamlessly jump from reggae to spiritual jazz, afro-funk to soul ballads without it sounding the least bit contrived. Lehman released one 45 by the Fabulous Three on the Psycho subsidiary of Soul Fire before he closed shop and moved to the Dominican Republic. Since then, their music has been comped on Soul Fire: The Majestic Collection and Fallin Off The Reel but never has their entire catalog been compiled on one LP."



FEONIX: Feonix LP Sampler 12" (UALPS 003EP) 12.50
Tribalistic drums and vocal hums set off "West," accompanied by square wave bleeps that resonate and lead. When the bass drops on this track you feel it with a full body rumble. Feonix teams up with LSN member Joe Watson to create the wonderful, cinematic "Honne," with haunting male vocal chants and perpetual stabs. The breakdown is incredible too; yet more vocal progression and the tribal percussions to chilling effect. "Central": Eyes down, head space, full body meditation... Another collaboration, this time with Daniel Jones, also of LSN. Resonated modulated sub bass and signature drums close this incredible EP.



JAUMET, ETIENNE: La Visite LP (VER 029LP) 23.50
LP version. A lot of water has passed under the bridge since the 2009 release of Etienne Jaumet's Night Music. His hypnotizing music and enchanting live performances put him directly on the map. Between Night Music and the creation of La Visite, Jaumet was not idle. Not only has he worked on numerous collaborations (with, among others, Joakim, Richard Pinhas, Frànçois & the Atlas Mountains) and picked up DJing, but he also released a Zombie Zombie album, 2012's Rituels d'un nouveau monde with Cosmic Neman, as well as Zombie Zombie's soundtrack for the 2013 film Loubia Hamra, and worked with artist Félicie d'Estienne d'Orves on the 2013 installation Satori. At the time of this album's release, Jaumet and his saxophone are on tour with James Holden. As a musician, Jaumet is in total control; he smoothly moves from his saxophone to his drum machine (his beloved TR 808) while turning knobs, modulating synths, and sending his voice through an echo. La Visite is more luminous and jazzy than its predecessor, and was composed and produced within a two-month period in the Versatile studio. It became a piece of introspection, mentally as well as physically. In the title-track, for which Flóp wrote the text, we hear Jaumet travelling through the inside of a body, Fantastic Voyage style. For the recording, Jaumet would arrive at the studio without any precise idea in mind, approaching his work rather intuitively. He works standing up, which brings a very different energy than being seated behind a computer polishing up every detail. He is in total mastery of his set-up, ready to capture that short-lived moment of true creation. The only use a computer has for him is to record his experiments, which are mixed afterward by Jérôme Caron (Blackjoy).



KEZ YM: Moving Vision EP 12" (YORE 032EP) 12.50
Japanese producer and DJ Kez YM's "Extended Sunset" bolts from the gate with a steamy house pulse that oozes soul and splendor, with luscious synth chords and funky basslines adding significantly to the music's allure. Much as he's done in the past, Kez YM threads crowd noises into "Moon Light Leaves" to bolster its party spirit and club feel, and works vocal accents and acid-techno boogie into its charging house pulse. The roaring throb of "Weekend" pushes the EP's hard-charging vibe to an even higher level; feverish dancefloor monster "Fixer" is powered by South American rhythms, percussion, and horns.

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