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Forced Exposure New Releases for 7/9/2018

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New music is due from Apostille, Rodrigo Amado/Joe McPhee/Kent Kessler/Chris Corsano, and Lavender Flu, while old music is due from Steve Reich, Derek Bailey, and Boards Of Canada.

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1631 RECORDINGS (SWEDEN)
SCH 053CD
PRICE: $14.50
CAT #: SCH 053CD
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
LINGHAUS, TIM Memory Sketches CD
Tim Linghaus presents Memory Sketches."... the German composer creates luminous ambiences evoking feelings of wonder, moments of reflection/contemplation and also passing melancholy. Each window into this world leaves the listener yearning for another glimpse. Fans of Nils Frahm, Julien Marchal and Mike Lazarev will love all these sound" --Headphone Commute"Linghaus' graceful piano lines possess the same restrained, melancholic cadence of Satie's Gymnopédies while resonant strings provide the narrative and emotional exposition to potent effect. Lovely as the music is on its own, it is immeasurably enhanced by impeccably crafted ambient and textural elements which create for the listener the illusion of being the unseen, quiet observer in each of the changing scenes. It may be short, but Vhoir (2016) is a pure balm for the ears." --Stationary Travels
A TURNTABLE FRIEND RECORDS (GERMANY)
TURN 056LP
PRICE: $20.00
CAT #: TURN 056LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
ROOM IN THE WOOD, THE The Room In The Wood LP
LP version. The Room In The Wood is the latest project by Paul Cavanagh and Dave Jackson. Over the past year, they have written over 30 new songs. Eleven of these appear on their forthcoming self-titled album. This batch of songs combine Jackson's lyrical storytelling with Cavanagh's exquisite guitar-stylings and make for a diverse collection that blends post-punk pop, gritty blues-folk, and velvety ballads, variously influenced by Russian fairy tales, Francis Bacon, dead oceans, swimming pool bridges, and unanswered prayers. The Room In The Wood was recorded with Steve Powell (Michael Head & the Red Elastic Band) at his Liverpool Arc studio and features (Mark Lanegan/Dave Gahan) drummer, Colin George Lamont, and drummer Jake Woodward. This is the first time Dave and Paul have worked together since their Liverpool post-punk band, The Room, split in 1985. Singer/lyricist Jackson has been writing and recording since his teens in bands such as 051, The Room, Benny Profane, Dust, Dead Cowboys, under his own name with former Shack guitarist John Head, and as Dave Jackson & The Cathedral Mountaineers. He has recorded and released ten albums with these various incarnations and, during the eighties, notched up seven John Peel sessions with The Room and Benny Profane, as well as appearing on the Whistle Test, Janice Long, and Saturday Night Live. Guitarist Paul Cavanagh has played with Chinese Religion, The Balcony, Ludus, The Room, Top, It's Immaterial, Gloss, and Moongoose, and has performed as a solo instrumentalist as Cabin In The Woods and as one of Mike Badger's Shady Trio. Paul also worked with former Room drummer Alan Wills at Deltasonic Records.
BANG! RECORDS (SPAIN)
BANG 124LP
PRICE: $25.00
CAT #: BANG 124LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
KILL DEVIL HILLS, THE Pink Fit LP
The Kill Devil Hills' fifth album, Pink Fit! In this occasion the band deliver six long tracks, fulfilled of complex melodies and intensity. The Kill Devil Hills are one of Australia's best kept secrets. Coming from the isolated city of Perth, these musicians continue their growth and evolution delivering the very finest and most intense music which takes you, with their unique stamp and signature, to the world of The Drones, The Beasts Of Bourbon, Kim Salmon, The Gun Club, Johnny Cash... After the highly demanded reissue of their 2004 debut (BANG 017LP), here comes another magnificent musical work by these excellent and finest Australian musicians. 150 gram vinyl; Edition of 500.
BLACK EDITIONS
BE 002LP
PRICE: $24.00
CAT #: BE 002LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
HIGH RISE II LP
Repressed! Pitchfork Best New Reissue: 8.4: Black Editions present a reissue of High Rise's II, originally released in 1986. High Rise exploded onto Tokyo's underground music scene with the roar and reckless abandon of a motorcycle accelerating headlong into a dead man's curve. Born from the explosive chemistry of bassist/vocalist Asahito Nanjo and frenetic guitarist Munehiro Narita, the band blazed a wild new stream of psychedelic guitar music. Their second album is a defining document of the band and unquestionably one of the greatest albums to emerge from 20th century underground Japan and beyond. With Nanjo's distorted thunder bass and Narita's wildly narrative lead guitar playing, II is a non-stop tour de force of improvised rock music. Combining elements of garage rock, punk, and no wave, the band pushed all levels fully in-the-red and transcended the limits of rock and psychedelia to create a raw, unique expansion of the music. Black Editions present High Rise's II, newly mixed and mastered by Asahito Nanjo in what the band states is the definitive version of their most quintessential recording. This new edition restores the original vinyl version's textured black and silver artwork. Housed in heavy Stoughton tip-on jacket. Pressed onto high quality vinyl by RTI.
BYRD OUT (UK)
BYR 008EP
PRICE: $19.50
CAT #: BYR 008EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
LOUZOLO, PHILOU Nubian Quadrant EP 12"
Dutch producer Philou Louzolo reaches for that sweet spot between Afro and electro to produce three pulsing tracks. With his tracks being picked up by the likes of Erol Alkan and Eats Everything, this EP is sure to provide a rhythmic backdrop for summer. If you imagine the driving force of Fela Kuti matched with the acid squelch of Phuture, you're part of the way there. It's dancefloor sunshine on vinyl.
CIEN FUEGOS (AUSTRIA)
CF 020LP
PRICE: $29.00
CAT #: CF 020LP
FILE UNDER: JAZZ
BROTZMANN OCTET, THE PETER Machine Gun LP
Cien Fuegos present a reissue of the Peter Brötzmann Octet's Machine Gun, originally released in 1968. One of the most important albums of European free jazz, finally in the Cien Fuegos series. Recorded May 1968 at "Lila Eule", Bremen.Personnel: Peter Brötzmann - baritone saxophone, tenor saxophone; Peter Kowald - acoustic bass; Buschi Niebergall - acoustic bass; Sven-Ake Johansson - drums; Han Bennink - drums; Fred Van Hove - piano; Evan Parker - tenor saxophone; Willem Breuker - tenor saxophone.
CF 021LP
PRICE: $29.00
CAT #: CF 021LP
FILE UNDER: JAZZ
BROTZMANN OCTET, THE PETER Machine Gun - Alternate Takes LP
Alternate versions, never before released on vinyl from Peter Brötzmann Octet's Machine Gun (1968).Personnel: Peter Brötzmann - baritone saxophone, tenor saxophone; Peter Kowald - acoustic bass; Buschi Niebergall - acoustic bass; Sven-Ake Johansson - drums; Han Bennink - drums; Fred Van Hove - piano; Evan Parker - tenor saxophone; Willem Breuker - tenor saxophone.
CLOUDS HILL (GERMANY)
CLOUDS 114EP
PRICE: $17.50
CAT #: CLOUDS 114EP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
WARGIRL Arbolita EP 12"
12" version. Long Beach, Southern California. Whilst nearby Los Angeles is where dreams are shattered, in Long Beach, people are getting on with their lives. Matt Wignall has been living there for years, runs a studio, seeks out old equipment to repair and prides himself in making it sound better than it ever did before. He produces bands such as Cold War Kids. With them, Wignall has recorded tracks such as "Hang Me Out to Dry" and "Hospital Beds" with a sound that is to die for. So the interesting question is: Why does a musician who has such an understanding of sound and such awesome equipment not have his own band? Now he has got one: Wargirl. "I knew I was capable of recording and writing good music. But the idea of being in some band where there's four guys playing and one of them singing lead just seemed incredibly boring to me," Wignall says. He likes listening to Santana's early records, Afrobeat recordings by Fela Kuti, the psychedelic masterpiece Forever Changes by Love (1967), the '70s psych funk masters War (who happen to also be from Long Beach!), as well as reggae, disco, garage rock, and post-punk. "One day the thought occurred to me that really what I should do was to get to know people and set up a band with them that would combine all of these aspects." So he went out, into town, down to the beach and realized: Actually, I already know all of these people, I just need to ask them. Looking at the band one immediately notices that the make-up of this band also makes a socio-political statement. There are three women and three men, each with colorful biographies, and they are playing music that is from all over the world, yet could only have been invented in California. Wargirl knows that the situation elsewhere in the US is totally different. "That's why we want to take a stand, want to show: There are still people who are different, who are open and not interested in commerce. We're still here!" Wargirl's music doesn't carry clear messages. "First and foremost, the songs should be fun and make you dance," Wignall says. But there is another layer hiding behind this. "It's like The Clash. They could be consumed as a party band-- but also as a source of information for revolutionary thoughts."
CONFRONT RECORDINGS (UK)
CORE 001CD
PRICE: $15.50
CAT #: CORE 001CD
FILE UNDER: EXPERIMENTAL
DAVIES/DAVID SYLVIAN/MARK WASTELL, RHODRI There Is No Love CD
Additional contribution from Toshimaru Nakamura (no-input mixer) recorded by Steve Bates and David Sylvian, Montreal. Tubular bell and concert bass drum recorded by Matthew Sansom, Surrey University, 2006. Original text by Bernard Marie Koltès. Compositional structure by Mark Wastell. Mixed and mastered by Rupert Clervaux. Personnel: Rhodri Davies -- lap harp, table harp, vibraphone, radio; David Sylvian -- voice, vocal treatments, electronics; Mark Wastell -- tam tam, cracked ride cymbal, chimes, Indian temple bells, singing bowls, metal chain, tubular bell, concert bass drum. Voice recorded by David Sylvian, Los Angeles, USA. Instrumental parts recorded by Rupert Clervaux at Studio 3, London.
CORE 003CD
PRICE: $15.50
CAT #: CORE 003CD
FILE UNDER: EXPERIMENTAL
ENDRESEN & JAN BANG, SIDSEL Hum CD
Electronics whizz, studio producer and Punkt co-director Jan Bang teams-up with vocalist Sidsel Endresen on Hum, an album released as part of Confront Recordings' Core Series. Recorded live in Oslo in 2016, Hum focuses on atomized gestures quarried from mutant combinations of voice and corrupted circuitry. Personnel: Sidsel Endresen - voice; Jan Bang - sampler, Dictaphone. Composed by Sidsel Endresen and Jan Bang. Copyright control (TONO). Recorded by Asle Karstad at Victoria Nasjonal Jazzscene, Oslo. Mixed and produced by Jan Bang at Punkt Studio, Kristiansand.
CORE 004CD
PRICE: $17.50
CAT #: CORE 004CD
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
BAILEY & COMPANY, DEREK Klinker 2CD
"In publishing the entire performance from start to finish, this release allows us to experience these much-missed artists at work with a degree of intimacy and familiarity absent from (for example) prestigious festival performances. Of course, any new addition to the Bailey discography is an exciting development, but I feel I must also mention just how well Will Gaines plays on this gig. For those who might be unsure why Derek was always so happy to play with Will, listen to how Will uses his strongly idiosyncratic technique with invention, flexibility and imperturbability in the Company context. Similarly, hearing Bailey and Gaines exchange one-liners reminds me just how strongly Derek's early career in light entertainment imprinted his ideas about musical practice and performance ethics; with his combination of show business schmaltz and improvisational acuity Will was a marvellous foil for Derek. Listen to Will, having dangerously skirted raconteur territory in his solo introduction to 'WG / MW', suddenly getting serious and creative when Mark decides to join him. But most of all, listen to the constantly re-inventing interaction between these four relaxed performers, one distant Thursday night in De Beauvoir Town. During the 1990s I played extremely regularly in clubs such as The Klinker, sometimes as often as three or four times a week; the idea of playing frequently in low-pressure situations, with an ever-changing roster of colleagues, was the very essence of improvised music for many musicians of my generation. So, enjoy this marvellous opportunity to join us in the hot, sweaty, noisy, beery atmosphere of The Klinker Club in August 2000." --Simon H. Fell, January 2018
COPACETIC (ITALY)
CSPC 004CD
PRICE: $12.00
CAT #: CSPC 004CD
FILE UNDER: ROCK
PRINCE BUSTER I Feel The Spirit CD
Copacetic present a reissue of Prince Buster's I Feel The Spirit, originally released in 1963. Cecil Bustamente Campbell, better known around the world as Prince Buster, was one of the most important figures in the development of ska -- and, ultimately, reggae -- music. Not just an innovator, he's also one of the more distinct and distinguished voices in the history of Jamaican popular music. I Feel The Spirit is his very first long player -- and was a hit both at home in Kingston, and in the West Indian clubs of London, where it would help to inspire the late '70s/early '80s two-tone movement. This album is one of the most important documents of early Jamaican ska, and features backing from ska luminaries as Drumbago, Lester Sterling, and Rico Rodriguez.
CORNBREAD RECORDS
CRNBR 16051LP
PRICE: $21.00
CAT #: CRNBR 16051LP
FILE UNDER: JAZZ
DAVIS & THELONIUS MONK, MILES Miles & Monk At Newport LP
Cornbread Records present a reissue of Miles & Monk At Newport by The Miles Davis Sextet and The Thelonious Monk Quartet, originally released in 1963. Featuring the Miles Davis Sextet and the Thelonious Monk Quartet recorded in 1958 and 1963, respectively, this classic album features two of jazz music's most famous groups at the peak of their powers. This 1958 recording from Miles Davis is, in fact, one of the finest live documents of the classic Kind Of Blue-era group featuring John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley, along with the great Bill Evans on piano. Monk's group as usual featured tenor-man Charlie Rouse, with help from Pee Wee Russell on clarinet, and they really stretch out on two ten+ minute tracks. Another great American jazz classic reissued on Cornbread Records. 180 gram vinyl.
DAGORED (ITALY)
RED 251LP
PRICE: $28.50
CAT #: RED 251LP
FILE UNDER: SOUNDTRACK
NICOLAI, BRUNO Il Tuo Vizio E' Una Stanza Chiusa E Solo Io Ne Ho La Chiave LP
Dagored present a reissue of Bruno Nicolai's score for the 1972 film Il Tuo Vizio E' Una Stanza Chiusa E Solo Io Ne Ho La Chiave ("Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key"). The complete soundtrack presented on vinyl here for the first time. For this weird gothic horror movie, the director Sergio Martino teamed up with Ennio Morricone's longtime collaborator, the legendary Bruno Nicolai. A classy symphonic soundtrack featuring harpsichord sounds and poignant violins that create a perfect decadent atmosphere. Color vinyl; Edition of 500.
RED 252LP
PRICE: $28.50
CAT #: RED 252LP
FILE UNDER: SOUNDTRACK
DE SICA, MANUEL Sette Scialli Di Seta Gialla LP
Dagored present a reissue of Manuel De Sica's score for the 1972 film Sette Scialli Di Seta Gialla ("The Crimes of the Black Cat"). First vinyl edition. For this crazy Italian thriller directed by Sergio Pastore, Manuel De Sica, son of the Italian neorealism legendary director Vittorio De Sica and student under the great neo-avant garde composer Bruno Maderna, composed a catchy soundtrack which range from romantic melodies to psychedelic pop and bossa nova, mixing together '60s lounge, jazz-funk guitars, and strings dissonance. Color vinyl; Edition of 500.
DESET (GERMANY)
DESET 001EP
PRICE: $14.50
CAT #: DESET 001EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
SYSTEM OF SURVIVAL Nu Soul Era EP 12"
Pietro "Bingo" De Lisi and Alex Carpentieri, aka the Italian duo System Of Survival, provide two stunning originals for Deset's inaugural release, backed by remixes from two Chi-town legends, Boo Williams and Ricardo Miranda. "Nu Soul Era" is a raucous, deep cut that displays all that's excellent about System Of Survival. "Funky Left Funky Right" sees the duo expertly showcase their penchant for melodic structures, this time with a bleep-y, peak-time baseline. Ricardo Miranda's interpretation goes deep and off-kilter but remains true to the original's characteristics. Boo Williams's acid-led, 909-flavoured remix of "Nu Soul Era" brings the heat.
DIFFERENT CIRCLES (UK)
DIFF 008EP
PRICE: $16.50
CAT #: DIFF 008EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
RAIME Am I Using Content Or Is Content Using Me? 12"
Raime reach a pivotal moment in their catalog with the avant sidewinders that comprise Am I Using Content Or Is Content Using Me?, their first release for Mumdance & Logos' Different Circles label. After years of drilling their message home through belligerent repetition, the London duo here go fractiously febrile, ephemeral and non-linear, exerting a certain sort of feminine pressure across four tracks drawing as much from grime, post-punk and jungle as Afrobeat, R&B and dembow rhythms. The results form a radical rethink of the Raime sound, allowing for chaos, space and knife-edge vulnerability within their chokingly tight productions.
DIGITMOVIES (ITALY)
LPDM 015LP
PRICE: $34.50
CAT #: LPDM 015LP
FILE UNDER: SOUNDTRACK
PICCIONI, PIERO Le Streghe LP
LP version. Digitmovies present Piero Piccioni's complete original soundtrack in mono and in full stereo for the episodes "La Strega Bruciata Viva" ("The Witch Scorched Alive") by Luchino Visconti and "Una Sera Come Le Altre" ("A Night Like Any Other") by Vittorio De Sica for the 1967 movie Le Streghe (aka The Witches) produced by Dino de Laurentiis. The film, which was released on February 22, 1967, is divided into five episodes starring the fascinating Diva Silvana Mangano. The Mauro Bolognini and Franco Rossi episodes have virtually no music -- except very brief fragments of atonal strings (possibly library music) in the Rossi episode and just a reprise of the "main theme" written by Piero Piccioni for the Visconti episode at the end of the Bolognini episode. This CD focuses only on the music of Piero Piccioni for this film. The tapes were kept in the private archives of Piccioni and they have been found with the big help of Jason Piccioni, the son of the composer. Two ¼ reel tapes, one in stereo and one in mono, which have been preserved until today in very good conditions. For "The Witch Scorched Alive" Piero Piccioni wrote a refined dancefloor theme, a shake for piano, organ, drums, guitars and brass, which we might call "The Witches Shake", reprised with different instrumentations and which is the background dance of Gloria in the hotel lounge room. This dancefloor music is alternated with a romantic, rarefied, and haunting love theme that, without doubt, is one of the most beautiful love themes of the whole career of Piero Piccioni: a jazzy, slow, suspended, almost sacred theme for harp, vibraphone, guitar, celesta, flute, and bass. The score was brilliantly conducted by Bruno Nicolai and Piero Piccioni himself. Please note also that in this soundtrack and almost in all his soundtracks, Piccioni performs solo piano and organ. CD version includes two bonus tracks, for historical and artistic purposes: the very rare mono version of the shake theme as featured in the opening titles -- with some sound effect found in the mono master tape of the final film music/effects mix -- and a long stereo suite re-recorded by Piccioni.
LPDM 016LP
PRICE: $34.50
CAT #: LPDM 016LP
FILE UNDER: SOUNDTRACK
CIPRIANI, STELVIO Dov'e Anna? LP
LP version. Digitmovies publishes Stelvio Cipriani's original soundtrack of Dov'è Anna?, a mini-series in seven episodes transmitted by RAI in 1976. In 1976, a 45 rpm was released of "Dov'è Anna?", which remained for weeks on top of the Hit Parade charts. Stelvio Cipriani has composed a musical commentary characterized from various themes of love, suspense, policing style, and dance in addition to alternative versions of the main theme. For the production of this release, the original stereo master tapes were used. Dov'è Anna? was directed by Piero Schivazappa.
DOXY (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)
ACV 2097LP
PRICE: $21.00
CAT #: ACV 2097LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
WARWICK, DIONNE Don't Make Me Over LP
Doxy present a reissue of Dionne Warwick's Don't Make Me Over, originally released in 1963. A stunning compilation of buried gems from Dionne Warwick's early years, bringing out great versions of a few of the biggest hits with Bacharach/David, a handful of underappreciated albums and other rare treasures. The great Dionne Warwick for the first time on Doxy. Edition of 500 (numbered).
ACV 2103LP
PRICE: $21.00
CAT #: ACV 2103LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
HOWLIN' WOLF Rarities From the Singles As & Bs 1951-62 LP
The legendary Howlin' Wolf recorded dozens of stellar Chicago blues singles for RPM and Chess Records between 1951 and 1962. In this stunning compilation is a selection of incredible rarities from the first decade of his career. Edition of 500 (numbered).
DOC 142LP
PRICE: $21.00
CAT #: DOC 142LP
FILE UNDER: SOUNDTRACK
PICCIONI, PIERO Il Terrorista LP
Doxy present Piero Piccioni's complete soundtrack for the 1963 film Il Terrorista on vinyl for the first time. Directed in 1963 by Gianfranco De Bosio and starring Gian Maria Volontè, Anouk Aimée, Tino Carraro, Philippe Leroy, the great Piero Piccioni created "easy listening" music such as foxtrots, band music, waltzes as opposed to serious music for large orchestras that dramatically describes all the historical and political aspect of the story. Complete version for the first time on vinyl. Edition of 500.
DOC 143LP
PRICE: $21.00
CAT #: DOC 143LP
FILE UNDER: SOUNDTRACK
MORRICONE, ENNIO Il Federale LP
Doxy present Ennio Morricone's complete soundtrack for the 1961 film Il Federale ("The Fascist") on vinyl for the first time. This soundtrack written by a young Morricone for Luciano Salce's Il Federale starring Ugo Tognazzi, is a music jewel containing many elements so typical of his later style that he has developed and matured during his incredible career; this score is important from a historical point of view since it represents Morricone's absolute first film scoring assignment. First time complete edition on vinyl. Edition of 500.
OXY 031-40CD
PRICE: $29.00
CAT #: OXY 031-40CD
FILE UNDER: ROCK
VA Blues: A Celebration Through Ten Masterpieces 10CD BOX
A massive ten-CD box set spanning from the deep of the Mississippi Delta, through various country blues traditions such as Piedmont, Louisiana, and Texas up to the core of the Chicago sound. An extensive exploration of the rise of the blues and its influence on the today's global music and culture. The transformation of the blues idiom following the path traced by a selection of cornerstone recordings. From Robert Johnson, Blind Boy Fuller, and Leadbelly's seminal voices, through the classic sound of Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, and B.B. King till the electric revolution of Howlin' Wolf, Buddy Guy, and Junior Wells.Features: B.B. King - Blues In My Heart (1963); Blind Boy Fuller - Greatest Hits 1935-1938 (2017); Buddy Guy/Junior Wells - Chicago Blues Festival (2000); Howlin' Wolf - Big City Blues (1962); Leadbelly - Take This Hammer (1965); Lightnin' Hopkins - Lightnin' Strikes (1966); Little Walter - Best Of Little Walter (1957); Muddy Waters - At Newport (1960); Robert Johnson - King Of The Delta Blues (1961); Willie Dixon & Memphis Slim - Willie's Blues (1960).
FANTOME PHONOGRAPHIQUE (ITALY)
OME 1004LP
PRICE: $25.00
CAT #: OME 1004LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
DISSEVELT & KID BALTAN AS THE ELECTROSONIKS, TOM Electronic Music LP
Fantôme Phonographique present a reissue of The Electrosoniks's Electronic Music, an LP by Tom Dissevelt and Dick Raaymakers's (aka Kid Baltan) originally released in 1962. Tom Dissevelt and Dick Raaymakers were both Dutch composers and electronic music pioneers. Both musicians began their studies at Royal Conservatory of The Hague on trombone and piano respectively, and later discovered the music of Karlheinz Stockhausen and Anton Webern. In the mid-50s Raaymakers began working at the Philips NatLab (the Dutch research division of the Philips company). Dissevelt was recruited by the NatLab soon after, and this is where they met, working on Philips stereo equipment and electronics, and eventually composing electronic music and musique concrète pieces together. Their first recordings in 1959 together, The Fascinating World Of Electronic Music, set the tone of experimental synthesizer space odysseys that would be perfected with their 1962 LP, Electronic Music, released as The Electrosoniks. Cited by David Bowie as one of his favorite albums of all-time, Electronic Music is a forward-thinking collection of bubbling synths and space-age atmospherics that is well ahead of its time. Since Dissevelt and Kid Baltan were employed by a research lab to compose and record electronic music, one might assume that the music would be soulless and restrained, but the reality is quite the opposite this is joyous and haunting and soulful music created by two undercelebrated Dutch pioneers who are finally getting the credit they deserve. Essential pioneering electronic music brought back to life by Fantôme Phonographique. Edition of 500 (hand-numbered).
OME 1006LP
PRICE: $25.00
CAT #: OME 1006LP
FILE UNDER: EXPERIMENTAL
ARTAUD, ANTONIN Pur En Finir Avec Le Jugement De Dieu LP
Fantôme Phonographique present a reissue of Pur En Finir Avec Le Jugement De Dieu by Antonin Artaud. Antonin Artaud was a French poet, dramatist, and director and one of the most important figures in 20th century European theater, and especially the avant-garde. His piece "Pour En Finir Avec Le Jugement De Dieu" was recorded in 1947 to be aired on French radio. But the project was shelved not only for its scatological, anti-American, anti-religious content, but also for its avant-garde sound, with screams, cries, grunts, glossolalia, and general cacophony, all of which the radio thought would be too shocking for the listeners of post-WWII France. Now regarded as one of his most brilliant works, the piece is finally available again on vinyl courtesy of Fantôme Phonographique. Features the voice actors Maria Casarès, Roger Blin, and Paule Thévenin. Edition of 500 (hand-numbered).
FIGURE (GERMANY)
FIGURE 097EP
PRICE: $14.50
CAT #: FIGURE 097EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
KIRILIK Infinity Is Not A Number 12"
Three years after presenting an original idea of arranging his own music live by using a standard DJ setup and a drum machine, Strahil Velchev, alias KiNK, premieres the first EP-outing of his new project Kirilik. Created with obscure studio equipment and backed by an array of sonics, Kirilik successfully transfers the unique level of levity and immediacy of his live act to record. Loopy and infinite in nature, sometimes seemingly spiraling themselves out of control even, these tracks are versatile and fun. Includes four additional endless loops, edged into the final grooves of each side.
GENERAL PURPOSE (AUSTRALIA)
GP 003EP
PRICE: $14.50
CAT #: GP 003EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
LEISE, LEN Initials 12"
General Purpose presents Len Liese's latest offering, Initials, an electronic experimentation in forward-thinking Balearic music. Originally written between 2014 and 2015, these discarded, lost ideas persisted enough in Liese's imagination to require further investigation. Taking a pause between his well-known dub explorations, Initials is the result of this inquiry.
GLACIAL INDUSTRIES (IRELAND)
G1ND 001EP
PRICE: $12.50
CAT #: G1ND 001EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
V1984 Becoming N(one) 12"
v1984's work permeates a myriad of sonic territories, referencing classical and contemporary tropes. This debut release was driven by the composer's own emotions and personal studies. Spontaneity is inherent throughout, disrupting common structures. That which is created is by no means produced from nothing but must necessarily have been produced from something existing. Limited white vinyl.
GLACIAL 004EP
PRICE: $12.50
CAT #: GLACIAL 004EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
SHARP VEINS Inbox Island EP 12"
Debut from Alabama-raised East Coast US native Sharp Veins. Sharp Veins was picked by FACT as a "producer to watch" for 2015 without a single release to his name. In Sharp Veins' own words, "all the songs on Inbox Island describe (and live in) fictional places -- idyllic, isolated locations far away from where I am now, all viewed through a digital prism. It's escapism, or a brand of it." Inbox Island EP consolidates a whole world of influences into a gripping six-track record which owes as much to drone and UK club culture as it does Southern hip hop.
GLACIAL 005EP
PRICE: $12.00
CAT #: GLACIAL 005EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
RABIT + RIKO DAN Black Dragons/Ziro Remix 10"
Previously digital only Riko Dan vocal of the Rabit-produced "Black Dragons" receives the vinyl treatment on a limited 10" pressing. Includes a Ziro remix.
GONER RECORDS
GONE 150CD
PRICE: $15.00
CAT #: GONE 150CD
FILE UNDER: ROCK
BOBO, HARLAN T. A History Of Violence CD
"Once the intro to opener 'Human' gives way to its fully-realized sonic purpose, it's obvious that Harlan T. Bobo's fourth proper album, A History of Violence, is quite different from his previous body of work. The classic historical emotional heft of a songwriter trying to make sense of life's chaos -- think mid-'70s Lou Reed, especially Coney Island Baby -- is a thread running through the album's mid-tempo tracks like 'Human' and the miniature literary tragedy that is 'Nadine.' The punchier tracks on the album, like 'Spiders,' conjure very early Green On Red, what X's mid-'80s output could have been, or even the roots-rock tendencies of overlooked genius Cass McCombs. This album highlights Bobo's whiskey-and-cigarette-informed vocal style, and on the more intimate tracks, a distorted ear candy that warbles into increasingly sunken, uncomfortable places, like that of the songwriter with which comparisons have followed Bobo throughout his career: the late Leonard Cohen. But there is a richer canvas on which to work this time out, not to mention a decidedly heavier and darker one. The album was recorded in Memphis with Doug Easley, who has previously worked with Cat Power, Pavement, Wilco, Sonic Youth, Jon Spencer, and Jeff Buckley. Bobo also brought in Steve Selvidge (The Hold Steady, Bash & Pop) on bass and Jeff 'Bunny' Dutton (Action Family) on guitar, along with regular contributors Jeff Bouck (Polyphonic Spree) and Brendan Spangler (Viva l'American Death Ray). The result is a naturally dynamic album that seems equally at home with howling guitars and heavy bass lines as it does with haunting piano and humble pleas. A History Of Violence is Bobo's most complex - and complete - album to date."
GONE 150LP
PRICE: $18.00
CAT #: GONE 150LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
BOBO, HARLAN T. A History Of Violence LP
LP version. "Once the intro to opener 'Human' gives way to its fully-realized sonic purpose, it's obvious that Harlan T. Bobo's fourth proper album, A History of Violence, is quite different from his previous body of work. The classic historical emotional heft of a songwriter trying to make sense of life's chaos -- think mid-'70s Lou Reed, especially Coney Island Baby -- is a thread running through the album's mid-tempo tracks like 'Human' and the miniature literary tragedy that is 'Nadine.' The punchier tracks on the album, like 'Spiders,' conjure very early Green On Red, what X's mid-'80s output could have been, or even the roots-rock tendencies of overlooked genius Cass McCombs. This album highlights Bobo's whiskey-and-cigarette-informed vocal style, and on the more intimate tracks, a distorted ear candy that warbles into increasingly sunken, uncomfortable places, like that of the songwriter with which comparisons have followed Bobo throughout his career: the late Leonard Cohen. But there is a richer canvas on which to work this time out, not to mention a decidedly heavier and darker one. The album was recorded in Memphis with Doug Easley, who has previously worked with Cat Power, Pavement, Wilco, Sonic Youth, Jon Spencer, and Jeff Buckley. Bobo also brought in Steve Selvidge (The Hold Steady, Bash & Pop) on bass and Jeff 'Bunny' Dutton (Action Family) on guitar, along with regular contributors Jeff Bouck (Polyphonic Spree) and Brendan Spangler (Viva l'American Death Ray). The result is a naturally dynamic album that seems equally at home with howling guitars and heavy bass lines as it does with haunting piano and humble pleas. A History Of Violence is Bobo's most complex - and complete - album to date."
GOODFELLAS (ITALY)
GF 2805LP
PRICE: $29.00
CAT #: GF 2805LP
FILE UNDER: SOUNDTRACK
SUN ARAW Guarda In Alto OST 2LP
Double LP version. Three-sided with etching on fourth side. Cameron Stallones, aka Sun Araw, is the quintessential contemporary cosmic courier. Emerging from the fumes of an ancient Egyptian civilization and now settled in one of the meccas of the American lysergic experience, Austin, Texas, he boasts an endless discography and collaborations with luminaries of the caliber of Laraaji (a solo new age traveler discovered by Brian Eno) and the legendary Rastafarian group, Congos. For the soundtrack of the feature film Guarda In Alto (2017), directed by Fulvio Risuleo -- the daring story of a baker who has access to a parallel universe on the roofs of the city -- Sun Araw looks towards the possible horizons. Bypassing psych and electronic glitch, Sun Araw jets through a double album that seems to refer to the golden age of computer music as well as to the inventions of the Lovely Music roster -- the legendary New York label specializing in minimalism and 20th century avant-garde -- and to a certain immeasurably psychotic dub aesthetic. A disk composed of many micro-cells, which marries the adventure to the "edge of heaven" of the protagonist, reiterating that dreamy feeling that the protagonist has accustomed us to for several years now.
GRANDANGOLO (ITALY)
GRA 004LP
PRICE: $23.50
CAT #: GRA 004LP
FILE UNDER: EXPERIMENTAL
PILIA & MASSIMO PUPILLO, STEFANO Kenosis LP
The result of a long period of study and retirement in a house in the Bologna countryside in the first three months of 2018, Kenosis renews the meeting between Stefano Pilia and Massimo Pupillo (already together on several tours of ZU and in the Zu93 project, together with David Tibet). A Greek word of Gnostic derivation (literally meaning "emptying"), Kenosis is the result of a process of composition that saw the two musicians move away from their usual writing methods and from the conventional use of their instruments, to push themselves towards a sound, only apparently electronic, at the limit between the organic and inorganic world. Everything you hear in Kenosis was played, simply using a bass and an electric guitar processed analogically, often improvising in very long sessions, the starting point for the actual composition. The drawings of the Red Book of Jung, open every day on a different page and left in front of the mixer, have marked the writing of the album which shows, among other things, the shared passion for the harmonic method of Arvo Part and the research underground of certain Italian artists, in particular Roberto Musci. In the DNA of these pieces, inspiring elements such as the Diamond Sutra, the meditation lessons of Joseph Goldstein, the bell towers, the sounds of birds in the fields surrounded the studio. "This is music that is simply passed through us."
GROOVEAR (ARGENTINA)
GRV 001EP
PRICE: $11.00
CAT #: GRV 001EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
CASTILLO, LEONEL 1974/Corriendo Al Cometa 12"
Called into existence in 2005 by Leonel Castillo, Groovear was initially designed as a netlabel in order to share the immense amounts of music produced by Leonel. The idea of endless sharing and downloading is something intrinsically connected to Argentinean history. Leonel Castillo put out a few releases between '05 and '07 under his different monikers: Boeing, Dubjack, or Unknown Artista. Five years later, the label has finally prepared its vinyl moment, presenting all aspects and dimensions of Castillo's ideas. "1974" and "Corriendo Al Cometa", two original unreleased numbers, sees Leonel develop his deep, hypnotic, techier, and sometimes dubby sound.
HI HAT (UK)
HH 3112CD
PRICE: $17.00
CAT #: HH 3112CD
FILE UNDER: JAZZ
BLEY, CARLA Armadillo World Headquarters Austin Texas March 27 1978 CD
Carla Bley, live at the Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin, Texas on March 27th, 1978. As a founder and leading light of the Jazz Composers' Orchestra, as well as being a superb keyboardist, Carla Bley was at the cutting-edge of American jazz in the 1970s. Originally broadcast on WBUR 90.9 FM, this remarkable performance is a vital document of her band on its first North American tour and features renowned players such as Mike Mantler and Gary Windo. The entire broadcast is presented here, digitally remastered, together with background notes and images. Personnel: Carla Bley - piano, organ; Mike Mantler - trumpet; Gary Windo - sax; Alan Braufman - sax; John Clark - French horn; George Lewis - trombone; Bob Stewart - tuba; Blue Gene Tyranny - keyboards; Patty Price - bass; Phillip Wilson - drums.
HOGA NORD REKORDS (SWEDEN)
HNR 025EP
PRICE: $10.00
CAT #: HNR 025EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
DRUK 11000 Zamboling/Sibsoo Bazaar 7"
This 7" is a collaboration between Silverbullit, Fontän, and the Bhutanese group AA Yang who have produced some of the most powerful, loving and life-embracing music yet to have been released on Höga Nord Rekords. The songs springs toward the top of Gangkhar Puensum, Bhutans highest mountain, building a mighty storm, noticeable all the way to the Scandinavian woodlands.
HOLD YOUR GROUND (GERMANY)
HYG 005EP
PRICE: $14.00
CAT #: HYG 005EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
KRINK The Great Filter 12"
Unnatural, uneasy, unexpected. The Great Filter keeps you on your toes constantly, it makes your fingers tingle with anticipation and the hairs on your arms stand up from the tension. It is eerily calm and controlled. Unorganic sounds, alien voices, excited synths, and sobering organs. Reality is so mundane. Krink he does what is unexpected and stretches conventions somewhere around techno and deep house. The music is driven by imagery rather than song structure. The EP puts cutting rhythms over comfort and sound over beauty. Like a focused dream, it is concrete and abstract.
HONEST JON'S RECORDS (UK)
HJR 205LP
PRICE: $31.00
CAT #: HJR 205LP
FILE UNDER: JAZZ
BAILEY, DEREK Aida 2LP
Continuing their ongoing series of reissues of music by Derek Bailey, Honest Jon's Records present a first vinyl reissue of Aida, originally released on the guitarist's own Incus label in 1980. Expanded for this release, the present version of this masterwork adds two hitherto unreleased gems recorded solo for Charles Fox's Radio 3 program Jazz in Britain, in the same few months of 1980 as the stunning original performances. The phrase "in the moment" is often bandied about with reference to free improvisation, and indeed there's no better way to describe Derek Bailey's playing. The acoustic guitar is notoriously lacking in natural reverberation -- notes barely hang in the air for a couple of seconds before they disappear -- which explains the almost non-stop flow of new material in these stellar performances. Bailey knew from one split-second to the next exactly where to find the same pitch on different strings, either as a stopped tone or a ringing harmonic, and there's never a note out of place. "He who kisses the joy as it flies," in the words of William Blake, "lives in eternity's sunrise" -- and this music is forever in the moment, constantly active but never gabby, kissing the joy. One of the special pleasures of the BBC set is the guitarist's own laconic commentary, a deliciously deadpan description of what he's doing while he's doing it. "I like to think of it -- as a kind of music" -- and the interaction between words and music is a particular delight. "You may have noticed a certain lack of variety," he quips, while unleashing a furiously complex volley. Is it a coincidence that the final seconds recall the famous cycling fifths of the coda to Thelonious Monk's "Round Midnight"? Surely not; Bailey, like Monk, was a note man par excellence; they're both still alive and well in eternity's sunrise.
IDEAL RECORDINGS (SWEDEN)
IDEAL 303LP
PRICE: $18.00
CAT #: IDEAL 303LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
EVOL Ideal Acid LP
Black vinyl version. EVOL shuts the game down with Ideal Acid, a killer 20-minute rinse through 303 acid cherries pitted and sequenced, tweak-for-tweak, into the wildest acid track ever made. No hype, this record is the maddest belter in EVOL's extensive catalog, taking their obsession with Roland's squelchy grey box to an ultimate, logical conclusion that leaves dancefloors turned utterly inside-out and begging for track ID's. Produced in Barcelona and further product tested between Stockholm and Manchester, Ideal Acid is the kind of idea that has been floated in raves, smoking areas, and afterparties for the past 20 years but has never been executed with such precise method and inexorable effect, until now. Taking way too many classics to mention, EVOL modulates their mutual variable, the Roland TB-303 bass line, in a cascade of liquified riffs that last anywhere between one beat and a few bars before shifting to the next pattern, and so forth. The cumulative effect of elastic undulation is mind-bending and body-jacking in the extreme, yet uncompromisingly crafted at the immediate service of the rave. It feels as though much of EVOL's practice to date, from mixes for FACT and Reel Torque, to their experimental objetcs for Alku and blasts for Presto!?, Diagonal, and BUS have been leading to this point: the ultimate acid rave tool. Mastered and cut to vinyl at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin.
IN THE RED
ITR 320CD
PRICE: $15.00
CAT #: ITR 320CD
FILE UNDER: ROCK
LAVENDER FLU, THE Mow The Glass CD
"The new Lavender Flu album Mow The Glass was recorded in the living room of a small house on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. One can hear it in the music: the Oregon coast, the dream life of an Axolotl, the open sound of a band playing to an audience of endless water, sun, and sky. A bald eagle flew by the window every few hours as if to remind the band where they really were. Still, the laughter was real, the freedom was magic, and the tambo was sprinkled like sugar. Heavy Air, the previous album, was a home recording project. The songs started with Chris Gunn (The Hunches) on a guitar or a synth or a bowl of cereal and were built up from there. A rotating cast of friends and family helped flesh out the material. It could have been made in deep space or at the bottom of the ocean. Transmissions from a bedroom at the bottom of Pill Hill. This new album is a reflection of the live experience. Four people playing together; working within the template of pop classicism. thirty-five minutes of music. This time, the Flu comes out of the water and spends a little more time on land: pop kicks, psychedelic derangement, beauty, spells cast via hate raga and rocker. The band moves backward, forward and sideways; often within the same piece. The music breathes. It doesn't deal in nostalgic regression or self conscious futurism. It just sounds like the Lavender Flu."
ITR 320LP
PRICE: $18.00
CAT #: ITR 320LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
LAVENDER FLU, THE Mow The Glass LP
LP version. "The new Lavender Flu album Mow The Glass was recorded in the living room of a small house on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. One can hear it in the music: the Oregon coast, the dream life of an Axolotl, the open sound of a band playing to an audience of endless water, sun, and sky. A bald eagle flew by the window every few hours as if to remind the band where they really were. Still, the laughter was real, the freedom was magic, and the tambo was sprinkled like sugar. Heavy Air, the previous album, was a home recording project. The songs started with Chris Gunn (The Hunches) on a guitar or a synth or a bowl of cereal and were built up from there. A rotating cast of friends and family helped flesh out the material. It could have been made in deep space or at the bottom of the ocean. Transmissions from a bedroom at the bottom of Pill Hill. This new album is a reflection of the live experience. Four people playing together; working within the template of pop classicism. thirty-five minutes of music. This time, the Flu comes out of the water and spends a little more time on land: pop kicks, psychedelic derangement, beauty, spells cast via hate raga and rocker. The band moves backward, forward and sideways; often within the same piece. The music breathes. It doesn't deal in nostalgic regression or self conscious futurism. It just sounds like the Lavender Flu."
INTERNATIONAL BLACK (UK)
INTBLK 004EP
PRICE: $14.50
CAT #: INTBLK 004EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
FALK, ALEX Alex Falk 12"
Rhythm Section's club-focused sub-label International Black presents an EP from Mister Saturday Night and CGI affiliate Alex Falk. Hailing from Tennessee, Falk delivers a four track EP made with one thing in mind: the dance floor. Taking influence from the likes of Chevel, Levon, Redshape and Phase, Falk achieves a singular vision merging American and European styles of techno.
INTERNATIONAL DEEJAY GIGOLO (GERMANY)
GIGOLO 322EP
PRICE: $14.00
CAT #: GIGOLO 322EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
MUNIZ, JOYCE Toxic People 12"
Initially starting her career as a vocalist, Joyce Muniz has taken over the global house music scene within no time as a deejay and producer as well. She releases her single Toxic People on International Deejay Gigolo Records featuring the singer, songwriter, and producer Demetr1us. "Toxic People" is a vibrant and raw sounding electro house cut featuring grimy synths and vocals, that lend the track a cold and distant atmosphere. The B-side "Dreamz" is another great production by Joyce Muniz. The playful groove and eclectic ambient makes it a cool package. Artwork by Leipzig-based artist Silvia Trost.
KITJEN (GERMANY)
KITJEN 007EP
PRICE: $14.00
CAT #: KITJEN 007EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
SADEE, STIJN Affetto 12"
Now you can play a different Kitjen record every day of the week, because the label has some hot Dutch jams coming your way. Utrecht's own Stijn Sadée, who has been making moves in the Dutch scene for a while and runs the infamous Club Sauvage night, brings us Affetto, three mystically exotic joints that showcase his manifold sources of inspiration and will bang your gong this summer. None other than Hessen's love doctor Gerd Janson stops by to seal the deal by turning the title track into a 12-minute dancefloor journey.
LAPSUS RECORDS (SPAIN)
LAPSUS 018LP
PRICE: $18.00
CAT #: LAPSUS 018LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
PINA Larm 12"
Pedro Pina has been a key figure in the Spanish electronic music underground since the late '90s. The prolific Barcelona producer on Lärm enters new industrial wastelands, where noise is a common thread throughout. Pina openly experiments on this nine-track album, delving deep into the changing facets and mutations of noise, in which his typical powerful and rhythmic house bass lines once again combine with IDM textures and melodies. Furthermore Lärm includes exceptional collaborations with Cora Novoa on "Krach", and Oriol Rosell on "This Is It" and "You Were Warned".
LE TEMPS PERDU (FRANCE)
HHMM 400LP
PRICE: $30.50
CAT #: HHMM 400LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
VA Opium Of The People 2x12"
It wouldn't be an overstatement to say that Opium is currently the most talked about club North of Berlin. The Vilnius-based spot has built its reputation slowly but surely to become one of the brightest lights in the night sky of Europe. The club has earned the admiration of local crowd, loyalty of visiting artists and respect of industry insiders by nurturing unique local talent, bringing cutting edge house and techno acts on a weekly basis, building a devoted community and rocking the parties of the highest intensity and unprecedented intimacy. It's no wonder Boiler Room and Resident Advisor both came knocking on the door in 2017 for special features and events. 2018 marks another milestone in club's incredible journey: the first ever music compilation entitled Opium Of The People, a rock solid collection of nine unreleased tracks by core residents and the members of extended Opium family from all around the world featuring Tel Aviv's producer and song writer Autarkic, Australia-born-Europe-bound new age traveler Kris Baha, Canadian smooth operator Thomas Von Party, German-Mexican studio encounter of Sebastian Voigt and Theus Mago, Berlin-based Spanish fashionista Hugo Capablanca with La Mverte, Detroit legend Sharif Laffrey, and the Russian crate-digging trio of Leonid Lipelis, Sergey Krylow, and Ilya Simonov under the name of Plungerbird X Beard In Dust. Most of them are coming to Lithuanian capital's hot spot so often, they could easily start their own fan clubs in town. The local talent also gets a well-deserved attention. Manfredas and Siaubas find their place on the compilation and bring the modern sound of Vilnius nights to the vanguard. Opium Of The People has been conceived and compiled by Vidmantas "V" Cepkauskas, the head of programming and resident DJ of Opium, a well-known contributor to the electronic music scene for nearly two decades. He has reinvented a friends-to-friends after-hours place into an international music institution in a matter of six seasons and is the best candidate to curate and present Opium Of The People.
LIVITY SOUND RECORDINGS (UK)
LIVITY 031EP
PRICE: $12.50
CAT #: LIVITY 031EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
VIA MARIS Glow Wall/CU2 12"
Following up his 2017 debut (YTIVIL 989EP), Bristol's Via Maris is back on Livity Sound with an enigmatic two tracker pairing the aquatic reverie of "Glow Wall" with the deeper rolling grooves of "CU2". Established in 2011, Livity Sound is a frontrunning label in UK electronic music. Since its inception, Peverelist's imprint has dedicated itself to releasing innovative music, eschewing existing forms and forging its own stylistic path.
MANA (UK)
MANA 003EP
PRICE: $19.00
CAT #: MANA 003EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
DIPTERA 001 [Antenna] 12"
"Alternatively banging and evasive, exhausted and unglued. Stepping along the rim of the silver screen. Diptera takes a near electro-acoustic approach to the DNA, texture and pressure of UK Garage with a debut release on Mana comprised of four tracks. Obsessively written over four years and teeming with material detail. The duo's musical collaboration operates like a relay. Initial tracks made by Activist DJ - short sharp affairs focused on swung drums and darkside - are passed on to Wesley to be broken apart, tinkered with, and slowly refigured into more anxious and impressionistic musical forms, etched with intricacies and mixed fidelity. The result is a distinctive and resourceful excavation of hardcore at its most agile. A fly on the wall may face some adversity, so if you imagine a human hand in basic swatting motion, maybe you will also couple the image with an evasive manoeuvre of some sort; usually there is a moment of hesitation where the human is unsure whether their aim was true. 'Did I catch it?'"
MANA 004LP
PRICE: $23.50
CAT #: MANA 004LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
DE LEON De Leon LP
Repressed. "Gamelan and capoeira in dub. The collective behind this doesn't like to talk much but their music is beautifully conversational. De Leon is the most organic and percussive of their shifting identities, developed on their Aught project in small-run, clear-shell cassette tape releases over the last few years. They've appreciated a cult interest for their takes on outernational rhythm, field recording, and the tension and relief on the knife-edge of dance music; all delivered with an impressive commitment to anonymity and clarity of vision through cut-and-dried aesthetic minimalism. These six pieces of music seem formed from wood, metal, air. Dramatic, balletic flourishes and tightly woven interlocking patterns are embedded in slowly changing and 'live' atmospheres. The shadow of a hand over the mixing desk makes gradual adjustments to alter the pressure and dimension of the space. Lean, organic, percussive, warmly engaging. A cracker. Bim."
MEGAPHONE UK (UK)
MEGAUK 020LP
PRICE: $29.00
CAT #: MEGAUK 020LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
VANOT, SILVAIN Bethesda LP
Megaphone present the first vinyl issue of Silvain Vanot's Bethesda, originally released in 2009. From 1993 to 2002, French recording artist, Silvain Vanot released five albums on Virgin Disques and was blessed with critical praise and a faithful following. Singing in French, yet influenced by Americana, British pop, and Caribbean rhythms, collaborating with Jim O'Rourke, Marc Ribot, and Tanya Donelly, recording in Nashville and New York, opening for Sonic Youth, Silvain never was your typical "chanteur". Together Megaphone's Stephane Bismuth and Silvain gathered in Bethesda (Wales) an unorthodox assemblage of talents: Canterbury legend John Greaves (Henry Cow) on bass and keyboards, special guest BJ Cole on pedal steel guitar, Iain Templeton of Shack fame on drums, fellow colleague Renaud Gabriel Pion (John Cale, Hector Zazou) on bass clarinet, and flute, engineer Steve Powell (The Stairs, Michael Head & The Strands, Ella Guru) behind the desk and, of course, Silvain himself on guitars, harp, and a few other things. In one week they recorded eleven songs of lost love and wit, surrounded by snowy mountains and frozen lakes, sharing mutual tastes for silly jokes, improvisation, and absinthe (though not necessarily in that order). From the opening notes of "O? Mon Tour", a country waltz with a discreet southern soul flavor to the soft eastern psychedelia of "Les Fleurs", via "Nature Boy (E?trange Garc?on)", a French sailor take on Eden Ahbez's classic, Silvain takes you on the most unexpected voyage to Bethesda, a place which in Hebrew means "House of Grace". 180 gram vinyl. Includes one bonus track on the LP. Includes a digital download card with an additional bonus track. Includes a booklet and postcard enclosed with lyrics.
MEMETUNE (UK)
MEME18 007EP
PRICE: $16.50
CAT #: MEME18 007EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
WRANGLER Three Memes 12"
Remixes of Wrangler by Daniel Miller (founder of Mute Records Ltd.), Crooked Man, and LoneLady.
METROPOLIS RECORDS
MET 1127LP
PRICE: $33.00
CAT #: MET 1127LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
LEGENDARY PINK DOTS, THE Any Day Now (Expanded) 2LP
Double LP version. "Any Day Now stands as one of the Legendary Pink Dots' best albums, and certainly among the best of the '80s. The Dots were often called an unlikely link between prog rock and industrial. Any Day Now lives solidly in a world of synthesizers & British goth & Syd Barret & psychedelia. This 2018 Expanded and Remastered Edition features bonus material, including excerpts from Any Day Now Secrets."
MINDTRIP MUSIC (GERMANY)
MINDTRIP 019EP
PRICE: $14.00
CAT #: MINDTRIP 019EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
VA Mutable Minds II 12"
MindTrip Music presents the second volume of a series aiming to bring together diverse sounds and musical background, Mutable Minds II welcomes exceptional work from five of their favorite artists. The release opens with Pfirter and his trademark modular effect with a well-constructed sequence before moving on to Fixeer, one of Mexico's finest techno exports, who delivers a pounding track with great energy. On the B side things are getting deeper and more tripped-out, yet still powerful and intense with the Swedish duo Kuf & Dold before closing with Jonas Kopp who returns with a piece offering a narcotic feeling.
MUSIC FOR FREAKS (UK)
MFF 15021EP
PRICE: $14.00
CAT #: MFF 15021EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
AJU & THATMANMONKZ, DAVE They Sleep We Love 12"
After a successful collaboration with Thatmanmonkz, Dave Aju suggested the pair continue with a new percussive tracks project. At the same time, Aju has finally kept his word to legendary Bay Area club personality, Foxxee, to work together as well. The title started as a reference to the late Jonny Igaz, aka Nacht, but it was then decided that a universal underground anthem angle would be more appropriate. Aju and Monkz then imbued the track with Cajual/Relief-style drum knocks and a filtered voiced bass line nod to MAW, adding a remix by Seven Davis Jr and an acapella.
PORTRAITS (ITALY)
TRAIT 005LP
PRICE: $16.50
CAT #: TRAIT 005LP
FILE UNDER: JAZZ
MONK, THELONIOUS Portraits: Thelonious Monk LP
LP version. One of the greatest visionary in jazz history, Thelonious Monk, caught here in different formations -- solo, trio, quartet, and quintet -- including saxophone masters such as Coleman Hawkins, Johnny Griffin, and John Coltrane. Includes selections from Thelonious Monk Trio (1954), Monk's Music (1957), Brilliant Corners (1957), Misterioso (1958), and Thelonious Himself (1957).
POSSIBLE FUTURES (GERMANY)
WCH 003EP
PRICE: $12.00
CAT #: WCH 003EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
LEONEL Mountain Birds 12"
Paul and Alessio of Possible Futures believe that some essential fractions in the history of music need to be transmitted in new ways to budding generations. Over the last 15 years, Possible Futures have been witnesses to the wildest fauna and flora the great nocturnal jungle. It is through their open and eclectic selections that Possible Futures turn the dancefloor into spaces of self-discovery and musical trance-en-dance. For this third record, Argentinean expert producer Leonel returns with two long pieces of poetry. 180 gram vinyl; Includes AIFF download code.
QUARTET SERIES (GERMANY)
QST 004EP
PRICE: $14.00
CAT #: QST 004EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
VERNER Crash Of The Web Era 12"
Italian artist Verner to closes out the beloved Trophy Quartet. You'll start off with "L'inizio", a majestic piece of synth work. "Upset" takes you on a happy groovy tour whilst "Crash Of The Web Era" and "The Motion Pictures" takes you on a trippy and ambient voyage. Verner steps back into the groove with "Tecladista". Starting with a majestic synth intro, "Area" drops into a festive funk and jazz bomb. Closing this versatile EP is "Late Night Job", a deep, deep tune with a thriving baseline and mesmerizing synths.
REPUBLIC OF KADEBOSTANY (GERMANY)
ROK 005LP
PRICE: $25.00
CAT #: ROK 005LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
KADEBOSTANY Monumental LP
LP version. Includes poster and download code. Undisputed rulers of the new pop empire, Kadebostany present the release of their genre-defining new album Monumental. The quest to design this ultimate pop album has taken Kadebostany through hills and plains the world over in search of unconventional contributors and outlandish ideas. All manner of peculiar artists was assembled to weave the intricate tapestry that is Monumental, the banner for a pop empire which everyone can stand under. Monumental features both newcomer and confirmed singers: Delhia de France, Rhita Nattah, Anna Kova, Sissi Rada, Kate Wallace, and Kadebostany's front live singer Kristina. Kadebostany is the project of producer/composer/president Guillaume de Kadebostany (also known as Kadebostan or President Kadebostan) behind the hit singles "Castle In The Snow", "Walking With A Ghost", "Mind If I Stay", and the new version of Beyoncé's "Crazy In Love" used as the trailer soundtrack for the blockbuster 50 Shades of Grey (2015).
RIOT SEASON (UK)
REPOSE 067LP
PRICE: $23.00
CAT #: REPOSE 067LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
BLOWN OUT Sun Rot LP
Riot Season present a vinyl issue of Blown Out's Sun Rot, originally released on cassette in 2014. Riot Season's label head on Blown Out: "July 2014 was my first encounter with Blown Out label wise. That's when sister label, Swap Meat Records put out the band's debut physical release Sun Rot as a limited run tape. That quickly sold out and two furthers runs were made and also sold out. Since then, we've released further four Blown Out releases on Riot Season. Drifting Way Out Between Suns (REPOSE 042LP, 2014), New Cruiser (REPOSE 053LP, 2016), Superior Venus (REPOSE 056LP, 2017), and In Search Of Highs Volume 1 (REPOSE 065LP, 2018). So what better thing to do next than go back to where it all began and release Sun Rot on wax at long last. Sun Rot was recorded to tape and was very lo-fi in nature. We've rescued the original tapes and have tweaked them for vinyl ever so slightly but it very much remains the lo-fi classic it once was." The artwork has been reimagined by the original cover artist and long-time Blown Out artwork collaborator, Anthony Downie. Limited one-off run -- Edition of 300.
SAHELSOUNDS
SAHEL 045CD
PRICE: $13.50
CAT #: SAHEL 045CD
FILE UNDER: WORLD
ETRAN DE L'AIR No. 1 CD
Based in the Northeast of Niger, Etran De L'Aïr is one of the longest running bands in Agadez. Unknown outside of their hometown, Etran is one of the hardest working bands on the wedding circuit, playing on ramshackle equipment in true DIY aesthetic. The name Etran De L'Aïr translates to "the Stars of the Aïr," the mountainous region of Northern Niger. They are based in the town of Agadez, an urban center renowned for the electric guitar and the Western named "desert blues." In the Sahara, this electric guitar genre is intertwined with social function. It's a lucrative commerce, and gigging bands make their living in weddings, baptisms, and political events. Etran De L'Aïr is one of Agadez's longest playing groups on the circuit. Yet they are also a band that has remained on the fringes, stars of the Agadez working class. Etran De L'Aïr play a style that captures the contemporary sound of Agadez, incorporating vastly different musics into their repertoire. While Tuareg guitar follows a predictable format, Etran breaks convention and throws a third guitar into the mix. The two lead guitars solo on top of one another, in constant dialogue, with a crashing response from the drum. There is a bubbly underwater warble that emerges from reverb and crackly amps. It's electric party music, surf rock, from a place that is all beach. They differentiate themselves from the other wedding bands: "... Our music is based around traditional Takamba... and we listen to a lot of Malian music. Not Tinariwen, but musicians like Ali Farka Touré and Oumou Sangaré." Etran De L'Aïr is not just a musical group, but a family collective. The group was formed in 1995. Agadez was much smaller then, few homes were electrified, and guitars were rare. As new technology found its way to Agadez, they band adapted, amplifying the acoustic guitar with a transducer microphone, acquiring electric guitars, and finding a drum set. As the family grew, so did the band, integrating the younger siblings into the musical group. This is Etran's debut record. They claim to have written over 40 songs, but none of them have been released until now. This session was recorded live in the outskirts of Agadez. The impromptu performance drew the entire neighborhood out of their houses -- eliciting the audible clapping, shouting, and ululation.
SAPIENS (FRANCE)
SAPIENS 008EP
PRICE: $14.50
CAT #: SAPIENS 008EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
MASSEYEFF, NICOLAS Muse 12"
Sapiens' label boss, Agoria, invites Cannes' highly regarded Limelight resident Nicolas Masseyeff to the floor with a deep, dark and enigmatic two-track EP, Muse. The opening title track blends bold, ominous synth lines and stripped-back percussion for a driven, Bodzin-esque cut of the highest order. On the flip is the subtle, groove-filled "Moment Of Truth", neatly textured with layers of intricate percussion and brooding synth toplines.
SINO (HONG KONG)
SINO 033EP
PRICE: $14.00
CAT #: SINO 033EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
PASCUAL Intelligence Modalities Pt.1 12"
After releasing EPs on labels like CLR, Plus8, Drumcode, and DMT, amongst others, Pascual is now onboard with Sino. Four raw, mental techno tracks, like it should be.
SKAM (UK)
SKA 008CD
PRICE: $12.00
CAT #: SKA 008CD
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
BOARDS OF CANADA Hi Scores CD
2018 repress. Skam Records are very proud to announce the re-release of Boards Of Canada's Hi Scores. Originally released in 1996, Hi Scores constitutes Boards Of Canada's second official release after 1995's Twoism. This follows the reissue of their other seminal records by Warp in 2013. The new edition has been re-recorded and re-mastered from the original DAT tapes. The CD is housed in a Digi-Pak sleeve with some extra art. The original image on the back of the sleeve is now in color. Spot varnish finish on the images & text alongside the usual Skam Braille sticker gives the whole package new depth and a refreshing look and feel.
SKA 008EP
PRICE: $17.50
CAT #: SKA 008EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
BOARDS OF CANADA Hi Scores 12"
2018 repress. Vinyl version with double-sided 12" poster. Skam Records are very proud to announce the re-release of Boards Of Canada's Hi Scores. Originally released in 1996, Hi Scores constitutes Boards Of Canada's second official release after 1995's Twoism. This follows the reissue of their other seminal records by Warp in 2013. The new edition has been re-recorded and re-mastered from the original DAT tapes and has been re-cut onto heavyweight collector's edition vinyl. The original image on the back of the sleeve is now in color. Spot varnish finish on the images & text alongside the usual Skam Braille sticker.
SOAVE (ITALY)
SOAVE 017-18LP
PRICE: $40.50
CAT #: SOAVE 017-18LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
BACALOV, DANIEL 1984/5: Il Ladro Di Anime/Diario Segreto Contraffatto 2LP
Soave present a joint reissue of two of Daniel Bacalov's albums: Il Ladro Di Anime (1984) and Diario Segreto Contraffatto (1985). Daniel Bacalov, composer of music for theater, cinema, and dance, studied classical guitar and percussion. He composed the music of numerous theatrical performances represented in many international theater festivals. His first two publications on LP were Il Ladro Di Anime, presented at the Venice Biennial of 1984 and Diario Segreto Contrattato. Soave offer these two fundamental documents of the period, reprinting them for the first time in a limited edition on double LP. The compositions are mainly structured on ethnic percussions played in a masterly manner, accompanied by acoustic guitars and synths of the time, in particular the DX7 and PPG Wave. The dictated rhythm unites the show as a universal and indeterminate single body. In those years the theater in Italy broke from its usual codes, mixing "high" and "low" culture, introducing a new language and new reflections, redefining the theatrical event and the need to investigate all the territories of creativity; in this panorama the sounds and the music assumed a central importance that today remain the most concrete testimony of that extremely creative experimental period.
SONG CYCLE RECORDS (UK)
CY 983LP
PRICE: $34.50
CAT #: CY 983LP
FILE UNDER: EXPERIMENTAL
FOX, TERRY Audioworks LP
Song Cycle Records present a reissue of Terry Fox's Audio Works, originally released in 1983. Terry Fox (1943, Seattle-2008, Cologne) was one of the leading pioneers of American body art and conceptual art. He became famous in the '70s with performances and installations, which took their point of origin in the transformative processes of materials, and in which he used his own body as a medium for exploring often extreme psychological and physical experiences. With his lifelong exploration of sound and space, Terry Fox was also one of the pioneers of contemporary sound art. Terry Fox belongs to those artists of the '60s and '70s who radically rejected traditional art forms and sought new forms of artistic expressions. In numerous installations, performances, and street events he directed attention to everyday phenomena and aspects of social existence. He researched unknown or little regarded aspects of energy in substances and materials, most especially sound and vibration. Since the '80s Terry Fox composed objects, language, acoustic, and process-oriented events into multilayered images in space and time. In his later years, quiet sounds at the limit of audibility became more and more prominent. This collection of Terry Fox's AudioWorks was published in 1983, during the time he lived in Florence, by Maurizio Nannucci in the Recorthings series of audio cassettes on the Exit & Exempla label. Recorthings is a record label linked to the activities of Zona non-profit art space (1974/1985) and to the broadcasting program Zonaradio (1981/1983).
SPECTRUM SPOOLS
SP 048LP
PRICE: $22.00
CAT #: SP 048LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
CONTAINER LP LP
Ren Schofield has returned with a new installment in his notorious LP series for Spectrum Spools. LP has all the earmarks of the classic Container sound with its uber-mangled, saturated tape garble and headlong tempo macabre. However, this new set of tracks feature an attention to composition unlike much of the Container you've previously heard. While the tracks unfurl across two sides of wax the contours and jagged edges of each sonic sculpture display a new refinement while maintaining the full capacity to vaporize any club floor with Container's traditional recklessness. Miraculously, this new LP manages to incorporate some more traditionally "musical" elements thus far untouched upon in the projects output while simultaneously delivering it's most damaged and blown out offering yet. Despite leaving a trail of albums that get more intense with each passing year, this LP is bar none the most loaded. The tracks feature a trajectory with narrative, surrounded by broken acid basslines grating against disintegrating tape loops. This is the infectious and singular hypnosis Container has become well-known for. Overloaded drum patterns, washes of feedback, and dying melodies -- it's all here and somehow it's restructured to be different and better than ever before. With this latest installment, there are no longer shambles but merely dust left behind. As Container continues to evolve in an upward motion, LP presents a refreshing and welcome new chapter. Recorded in Cleveland, Ohio in October 2017 by Andrew Veres. Artwork by Ren Schofield.
SUPERIOR VIADUCT
SV 097LP
PRICE: $34.00
CAT #: SV 097LP
FILE UNDER: CLASSICAL
REICH, STEVE Drumming 2LP
Double LP version. "Steve Reich's Drumming is regarded as one of the most important musical works of the last century. Distilled through his studies of African percussion in Ghana during 1970 and Balinese gamelan music, Reich revolutionized our understanding of polyrhythms, sculpting a new sonic territory to illuminate the radical potential of Minimalism. Divided into four sections, performed without pause, Drumming is written for eight small tuned drums, three marimbas, three glockenspiels, piccolo and voice. The singers recite melodic patterns that mimic the sounds of the instruments, gradually rising to the surface and then fading out. The overall effect can be transfixing -- pulling listeners into the rhythm and possessing a raw immediacy, directness and energy. The premier performances of Drumming took place in December 1971 in New York City -- first at The Museum of Modern Art, then at Brooklyn Academy of Music and finally at Town Hall where this recording was made -- and featured the composer along with a cast of longtime collaborators including Art Murphy, Steve Chambers, Russ Hartenberger, James Preiss, Jon Gibson, Joan La Barbara, Judy Sherman, Jay Clayton, Ben Harms, Gary Burke, Frank Maefsky and James Ogden. Originally released in 1972 by gallerist John Gibson in a small private edition, Drumming represents the culmination of Reich's investigation into rhythmic phase relationships and its early realization captures a remarkably organic feel, especially compared to the more widely known version on Deutsche Grammophon from 1974. This first-time vinyl reissue and first-time CD release has been carefully remastered from the original master tapes."
TAPETE (GERMANY)
TR 410LP
PRICE: $23.00
CAT #: TR 410LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
WE ARE MUFFY The Charcoal Pool LP+CD
LP version. Includes CD. From somewhere wild and strange in Cornwall come the idiosyncratic acoustic sounds of We Are Muffy, the happy alliance of Nick Duffy (The Lilac Time, Bait) and Angeline Morrison (The Mighty Sceptres, The Ambassadors of Sorrow). With influences including the Incredible String Band, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Sam Cooke, Max Romeo, and Shirley & Dolly Collins weaving through their music, We Are Muffy spin poetic narratives of remembered and imagined pasts. Their distinctive strain of folk music combines vocal harmonies with unexpected instrumentation (lyre, music box, cutlery, bottle tops, broken china), in amongst the expected (autoharp, banjo, double bass). It all began when Nick asked Angeline to provide some guest vocals on his Simulacra Two album (2016), a collection of unorthodox covers. Whilst lively debate ensued on the themes of folk song and cover versions, it soon emerged that they shared a common homeland: Birmingham. In scenes reminiscent of the industrial heyday of this city they began to turn out song upon song depicting the peculiarities of growing up there. "Frosted Candy" is a love song to the delights of color, of texture, and the delicious mysteries of the adult world that reveal themselves upon discovery of the makeup counter at the local chemist. A joyful song that captures the uncertain balance between appearance and identity, outward poise and inward angst performing an intricate dance in a miniature bildungsroman. "Milk Bar" depicts everyday life on the furthest reaches of the 56 bus route, back when Spaghetti Junction was still being built, somewhere just over the horizon. When you were just as likely to go to Elmdon Airport as the Beaufort cinema if you were a teenager looking for light entertainment. Recorded in Nick's garden studio -- once a suburban double garage, now inaccessible by motor vehicle due to encroaching foliage -- The Charcoal Pool is replete with the sounds of the neighborhood. Crows, robins, and seagulls all put in an appearance, as does the rain on the skylights and the trains on the adjacent branch line. You may have already heard We Are Muffy on BBC 6 Music, BBC Introducing, and BBC Radios 2 & 3.
TECTONIC (UK)
TEC 102EP
PRICE: $14.00
CAT #: TEC 102EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
MASSIEN, HUGO Advanced Aerial Threat EP 12"
Hugo Massien brings together elements from house, techno, dubstep, and hardcore to produce this killer four-track EP. "Advanced Aerial Threat" kicks things off with a fractured half-step rhythm that nods to the early UK dubstep movement. The delightful melancholy of "Ursa Minor" which takes a rolling breakbeat as its backbone before a Reese-like bassline emerges from beneath. "Candy Flip" takes things into a more electro direction as tightly tuned drums and bass hold down the spooky synth stabs. "Divisions From The Start" creates a kaleidoscope of moods, all strung together with precision drum programming and heavyweight sub work.
THE TRILOGY TAPES (UK)
TRILOGY 070LP
PRICE: $36.00
CAT #: TRILOGY 070LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
REZZETT Rezzett 2LP
Repressed. "The self-titled LP will be the London-based duo's seventh release on Will Bankhead's label, following five EPs and a cassette-only mixtape of live recordings. Rezzett, which spans eight tracks, further explores the fuzzy techno and experimentalism of the pair's previous records." --Resident Advisor
THE WIRE (UK)
WIRE 414
PRICE: $8.50
CAT #: WIRE 414
FILE UNDER: Misc
WIRE, THE #414 August 2018 MAG/CD
"The Wire Tapper 47: The next volume in our exclusive series of underground music anthologies will be attached to the cover of every copy of the August issue -- 19 new tracks by Actress x London Contemporary Orchestra, The Space Lady, Hifiklub + Lee Ranaldo, Ana Dall'Ara-Majek, KOKOKO!, JOHN 3:16, and more. Inside the issue... Less Is More a special themed feature where our crack team of writers examine the many faces of minimalism in music, featuring hiphop reductionist DJ Premier, lost New York innovator Terry Jennings, jazz formalist Mal Waldron, the propulsive riffs of Dr Feelgood and AC/DC, why concert hall minimalism sucks, and more. Plus: Invisible Jukebox: Edan; Epiphanies: Pram."
THEM THERE RECORDS (UK)
THEMTHERE 009LP
PRICE: $26.50
CAT #: THEMTHERE 009LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
LE FRUIT VERT Passiflore LP
Organ swells interact with angular tones and propulsive pulses throughout, as the duo Le Fruit Vert cast intricate, vocal-led narratives that develop into a unique form of unearthly baroque-pop experimentalism. Passiflore reflects two artists engaged in a dynamic synergy with a singular vision and a deep understanding of their craft. Originally released in 2013 on cassette via Montreal based label Los Discos Enfantasme, Passiflore raised intrigue as an album steeped in sedated vocals, layered electronics, and field recordings. Portrayed as the "priestesses of melancholy", Andrea-Jane Cornell and Marie-Douce St-Jacques have since released their follow-up record Paon Perdu through three:four records (2017). Passiflore was recorded at home in Montreal, Canada between January and May of 2013. The new edition has been remastered for vinyl at Grey Market Mastering by Harris Newman (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, A Silver Mt Zion). "Honourary enchantresses-de-Montreal, Andrea-Jane Cornell et Marie-Douce St-Jacques, raise our gaping eyes to a misted sonic eclipse while slowly uncloaking their sounds of the witching hour at the pace and shade of pitch itself." --Nick Schofield, Weird Canada
TREES WILL REMAIN RECORDINGS (POLAND)
TWR 002EP
PRICE: $12.50
CAT #: TWR 002EP
FILE UNDER: WORLD
KOMPOZYT & LEE "SCRATCH" PERRY Hidden Force 7"
On A side, electronic music wizards Kompozyt team up with a dub legend Lee "Scratch" Perry to bring you a heavy-hitting and instant bounce-inducing dub techno track "Hidden Force". Lee Scratch Perry's amazing and charismatic dub poetry blends superbly with the neat fusion of spacey and subterranean sounds of Kompozyt productions. On B side, Kompozyt brings you a 7" version of "Homesick" -- dub and trip-hop inspired experimental electronica with Olgierd Dokalski on the trumpet. Olgierd's incredible performances of real haunting beauty further reinforce the analog, live and improvisational aspect of Kompozyt's music.
TRESOR (GERMANY)
TRESOR 304LP
PRICE: $25.50
CAT #: TRESOR 304LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
DEE, MANNI The Residue 2LP
Tresor present the release of Manni Dee's first album, The Residue. Based in London, Manni Dee is held in high esteem by many for his spotless production and relentless DJ sets. The gleaming rendition of Manni's creative vision stuns. He knows sounds inside-out, making his studio a favorite stop for many to receive Manni's expertise. The production of The Residue was inspired by the city of London and its general living conditions. More particularly, how social cleansing, inequality, and the political situation generally -- and on a holistic scale -- informs internal and external locus of control. The Residue is disconsolate, and with such heart-wrenching tracks as "In Communal Solitude", "Vicarious Living", or "Submit. Breathe." or the mutinous "At Mercy Of The Muse" and "Paroxysm", Manni Dee clearly cuts out his insurgent statement.
TRESOR 305EP
PRICE: $12.00
CAT #: TRESOR 305EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
MARCELUS Magnet EP 12"
Paris based artist Marcelus has continuously provided some of the most intricate productions to come out on Tresor Records in recent years. The Magnet EP offers one long trip in four chapters. The title track, "Magnet", ushers in the ritual and strikes with its Creole flavors, drawing careful listeners back to sound palettes and rhythms of some decisive UR references. "Parenthesis" is the second slow step in this brooding ceremony. "Say It Again" picks up the pace, driving the listener further down into the tunnel. The beads of "Descent" finally brings the mind back to the surface of reality.
TROST (AUSTRIA)
TROST 170LP
PRICE: $22.00
CAT #: TROST 170LP
FILE UNDER: JAZZ
AMADO/MCPHEE/KESSLER/CORSANO A History Of Nothing LP
LP version. Great dedicated music by four strong individual players, brought together by Rodrigo Amado -- intense communication with room for outbreaking solo-parts but always held together through a vision of playing together, all the time exiting and interwoven with beautiful melodies. Personnel: Rodrigo Amado - tenor saxophone; Joe McPhee - pocket trumpet, soprano saxophone; Kent Kessler - double bass; Chris Corsano - drums.
UPPWIND RECORDS (FRANCE)
UPP 002CD
PRICE: $15.50
CAT #: UPP 002CD
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
UPPERMOST Perseverance CD
Uppermost releases his upcoming album, Perseverance, with a completely new perspective that should change the course of his career, expanding to a brand new pop-oriented approach but keeping his French Touch signature at the core of the project. His previous hit tracks "Flashback" and "Beautiful Light" have already generated more than 27 Million combined streams across platforms, while Mercedes-Benz selected Uppermost single "Disco Kids" to be featured in their Formula One advertising campaign and Starz/Encore chose another of his instrumentals for a 2018 TV spot. Uppermost is being closely followed by international media leading to great articles from influent press channels such as DJMAG, Vice, Complex, Paper Magazine, and famous radios such as BBC 1 and Virgin. In addition to releasing music via his own independent label Uppwind Records, Uppermost has released music through powerful labels such as Sony and Ministry Of Sound and done official remixes for Dada Life, Lemaitre, and Crystal Fighters. He has also already shared French festival Solidays's stage with Madeon, Yelle, Fakear, and Die Antwoord. Features Harry Pane, Yudimah, Sôra, Birsen, SYML, Mesita, and Antony Left.
UPP 002LP
PRICE: $29.00
CAT #: UPP 002LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
UPPERMOST Perseverance 2LP
Double LP version. White vinyl; Gatefold sleeve. Uppermost releases his upcoming album, Perseverance, with a completely new perspective that should change the course of his career, expanding to a brand new pop-oriented approach but keeping his French Touch signature at the core of the project. His previous hit tracks "Flashback" and "Beautiful Light" have already generated more than 27 Million combined streams across platforms, while Mercedes-Benz selected Uppermost single "Disco Kids" to be featured in their Formula One advertising campaign and Starz/Encore chose another of his instrumentals for a 2018 TV spot. Uppermost is being closely followed by international media leading to great articles from influent press channels such as DJMAG, Vice, Complex, Paper Magazine, and famous radios such as BBC 1 and Virgin. In addition to releasing music via his own independent label Uppwind Records, Uppermost has released music through powerful labels such as Sony and Ministry Of Sound and done official remixes for Dada Life, Lemaitre, and Crystal Fighters. He has also already shared French festival Solidays's stage with Madeon, Yelle, Fakear, and Die Antwoord. Features Harry Pane, Yudimah, Sôra, Birsen, SYML, Mesita, and Antony Left.
UPSET THE RHYTHM (UK)
UTR 090CD
PRICE: $14.50
CAT #: UTR 090CD
FILE UNDER: ROCK
APOSTILLE Choose Life CD
Alongside running his own acclaimed DIY record label Night School Records, Glasgow native, Michael Kasparis has spent the last few years making forays into the realm of hardcore punk with his groups Anxiety and The Lowest Form. Throughout all this, his solo electronic venture, Apostille has continued to evolve with each twist and turn of the world. His audacious 2015 debut album Powerless self-released through Night School set the template by hooking up his honest delivery to some manic expositions in electronic pop. At once minimal and courageous with intent to connect, Apostille songs race off with unchecked abandon, skittering drum machines, thick walls of sequenced synth and decidedly elastic basslines. Choose Life is both the album Apostille chose to make and had to make. He dialed down the clown, built up a new-found confidence in his voice and melody in general, and began to feel more at home in the refuge of pop music. Recorded with Lewis Cook (Happy Meals, The Cosmic Dead) at his home studio Full Ashram, Choose Life came together in serial fashion through 2017 with Kasparis calling in when each new song was ready to commit to tape. "Fly With The Dolphin" opens the album like a cork rocketing from a bottle, dashing to the horizon with a rampant beat, synth pop throttle, and acidic edge. Melody and purpose is pushed to the fore, backed to the hilt by some brutish rhythmic production. "Feel Bad" is similarly equipped, with Kasparis sounding more himself than ever. Nothing is cloaked in reverb, obscured or distorted, this is Apostille in the broad daylight, ambitious, open-armed and vulnerable. This is pop music as redemption, the drawing of a line, songs that step anew unto the dawn. In parallel to this emergent resolution there's also an acknowledgement of dissonance in many of the tracks, including "The Mordant", "Without Me", and "In Control", that turn a cracked mirror back onto Kasparis. The effect is often nightmarish and threatens to overwhelm, yet as the songs advance a certain deadpan humor leaks through the exaggeration leaving the punch cushioned. "Thirteen Minutes" relies on a similar transgressive approach. The electronic hand claps sting, the bassline continues mercilessly ever forward. The act of always becoming, never arriving is at the heart of Apostille, the project only exists in a state of flux, mutable and moving in both senses of the word. Mastered by Mikey Young.
UTR 090LP
PRICE: $21.00
CAT #: UTR 090LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
APOSTILLE Choose Life LP
LP version. Alongside running his own acclaimed DIY record label Night School Records, Glasgow native, Michael Kasparis has spent the last few years making forays into the realm of hardcore punk with his groups Anxiety and The Lowest Form. Throughout all this, his solo electronic venture, Apostille has continued to evolve with each twist and turn of the world. His audacious 2015 debut album Powerless self-released through Night School set the template by hooking up his honest delivery to some manic expositions in electronic pop. At once minimal and courageous with intent to connect, Apostille songs race off with unchecked abandon, skittering drum machines, thick walls of sequenced synth and decidedly elastic basslines. Choose Life is both the album Apostille chose to make and had to make. He dialed down the clown, built up a new-found confidence in his voice and melody in general, and began to feel more at home in the refuge of pop music. Recorded with Lewis Cook (Happy Meals, The Cosmic Dead) at his home studio Full Ashram, Choose Life came together in serial fashion through 2017 with Kasparis calling in when each new song was ready to commit to tape. "Fly With The Dolphin" opens the album like a cork rocketing from a bottle, dashing to the horizon with a rampant beat, synth pop throttle, and acidic edge. Melody and purpose is pushed to the fore, backed to the hilt by some brutish rhythmic production. "Feel Bad" is similarly equipped, with Kasparis sounding more himself than ever. Nothing is cloaked in reverb, obscured or distorted, this is Apostille in the broad daylight, ambitious, open-armed and vulnerable. This is pop music as redemption, the drawing of a line, songs that step anew unto the dawn. In parallel to this emergent resolution there's also an acknowledgement of dissonance in many of the tracks, including "The Mordant", "Without Me", and "In Control", that turn a cracked mirror back onto Kasparis. The effect is often nightmarish and threatens to overwhelm, yet as the songs advance a certain deadpan humor leaks through the exaggeration leaving the punch cushioned. "Thirteen Minutes" relies on a similar transgressive approach. The electronic hand claps sting, the bassline continues mercilessly ever forward. The act of always becoming, never arriving is at the heart of Apostille, the project only exists in a state of flux, mutable and moving in both senses of the word. Mastered by Mikey Young.
VINYL LOVERS (ITALY)
VL 900181LP
PRICE: $23.50
CAT #: VL 900181LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
TRAFFIC Mr. Fantasy LP
2018 repress. Riding fairly high on the success of their singles, the band, whose members included Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood, Chris Wood, and Dave Mason, released its 1967 debut LP, which also soon shot up to the number 16 slot on the UK albums chart. Aided by their use of unusual instruments (Winwood played the organ, Wood played flute and Mason the sitar) they created a hybrid of pop / blues rock with a sound that was somewhat unique for the time and which soon made them international superstars. This deluxe reissue includes 5 bonus tracks and a poster.
WATERGATE RECORDS (GERMANY)
WG 048EP
PRICE: $14.00
CAT #: WG 048EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
JULES, JIMI Midnight Juggernaut EP 12"
Following Jimi Jules's mix (WG 024CD), Watergate Records deliver two EPs from the man himself, starting with Midnight Juggernaut EP. "Abandoned Soul" is equal parts moody as it is groovy as classic 303 acid fuses with Jules's post-modern drum programming. On "Midnight Juggernaut" Jules shows his affinity for artfully crafted minimalism as remnants of early Perlon stylings merge with a more modern melodic approach. Recondite delivers a beautiful rework of "Abandoned Soul", keeping all the original parts in tact while incorporating lush melodic progressions. On "Othervision", one single lead line carries the tune to an incognito crescendo of emotion.
WG 049EP
PRICE: $14.00
CAT #: WG 049EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
VA Watergate 24 12"
Jimi Jules's second installment of exclusives from his recent Watergate mix compilation. Starting off with his collaboration with Jules and Jesaya's "+4 BPM" edit of heavyweights Âme's "119 BPM", where hefty, pumping low-end and slick, rigorous hats set the pace. Jimi Jules and Domenico Ferrari's "Parkuhr" follows up with a focus on slick, low-slung minimalism. Jules takes a dive into the past on his remix of Egopusher's "Flake" where cinematic storytelling and flickers of Italo disco blend seamlessly. Last is Jimi's remix of Ed Ed & Petja Virikko's "Sundroina", featuring Jinadu, where he creates wildly sexy cuts.
WAX LOVE (ITALY)
WLV 82072LP
PRICE: $16.50
CAT #: WLV 82072LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
HOUSE, SON This Little Light Of Mine LP
Son House is one of the most legendary Southern blues men in history. Just before the Great Depression he recorded some sessions for Paramount that sold very little and when the Depression hit, his recording career was halted. It wasn't until the Library of Congress and Fisk University recorded him at Klack's Store, Lake Cormorant, Mississippi, in August 1941 and again in July of 1942 at Robinsonville, Mississippi. Those recordings have come to define his career and are a hallmark of the blues genre. Wax Love present a glorious retrospective compilation of those recordings, with some of his most well-known tunes like "Shetland Pony Blues", "Low Down Dirty Dog Blues", and "Walking Blues". Classic.
WLV 82073LP
PRICE: $16.50
CAT #: WLV 82073LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
PIAF, EDITH Les Plus Belles Chansons LP
Edith Piaf lived a tortured life. She died at 47 of liver cancer after years of alcohol abuse and pill addiction, and it's reported that her last words were "Every damn thing you do in this life, you have to pay for". While that's a hard way to live, her pain and emotion rang true in song, and there's not a better or more gut-wrenching torch singer in history than Ms. Piaf. Collecting some of her most famous recordings, including the immortal "La Vie En Rose", "Tout Fout Le Camp", and "Le Vagabond", this is a brilliant retrospective of her career and a perfect entry point into the world of one of the greatest vocalists of the 20th century.
WLV 82094LP
PRICE: $16.50
CAT #: WLV 82094LP
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GILBERTO, JOAO Chega De Saudade LP
Wax Love present a reissue of João Gilberto's ?Chega De Saudade, originally released in 1959. The debut album from Brazilian musical legend João Gilberto features the most famous recording of the title track by Antonio Carlos Jobim, widely regarded as the first bossa nova song ever recorded. Hailed as the fourth best Brazilian album of all time by Rolling Stone, it also features his fantastic interpretation of another Jobim classic, "Desafinado", and his own "Bim-Bom" which many believe to be the first written bossa nova track. Needless to say, this album is a milestone in Brazilian recordings and bossa nova music and essential to any serious collection of either.
WLV 82096LP
PRICE: $16.50
CAT #: WLV 82096LP
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HOOKER, JOHN LEE House Of The Blues LP
Wax Love present a reissue of John Lee Hooker's House Of The Blues, originally released in 1959. House Of The Blues collects John Lee Hooker's early 1950s shellac singles for the legendary Chicago blues label Chess Records. Born sometime in the 1910s or early 1920s in rural Mississippi, Hooker moved to Detroit in 1943 to work at the Ford Motor Company and soon began frequenting the city's blues clubs. Hooker recorded for many labels throughout the 1950s but it was with Chess that he cut his most memorable and famous sides. This album is the beginning of that fruitful relationship and features simply Hooker's beautiful blues vocals, raw guitar playing, and foot stomping to keep the beat. There's no more raw and real blues than right here on this here LP.
WLV 82097LP
PRICE: $16.50
CAT #: WLV 82097LP
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WARWICK, DIONNE Make Way For Dionne Warwick LP
Wax Love present a reissue of Make Way For Dionne Warwick, originally released in 1964. Like so many great singers in history, East Orange, New Jersey native Dionne Warwick got her start in the church, and for the family gospel group, The Drinkard Singers. In the late '50s/early '60s she met Burt Bacharach at a recording session where she was singing backing vocals and the rest, as they say, is history. Warwick collaborated with the songwriting and production team of Bacharach and Hal David for dozens of massive hits, and this, her third album, features some of the biggest and best hits of her illustrious career, including "Walk On By", "You'll Never Get To Heaven (If You Break My Heart)", and "Reach Out For Me". Truly brilliant pop/R&B of the highest order. Features seven bonus tracks.
WLV 82098LP
PRICE: $16.50
CAT #: WLV 82098LP
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TURNER, IKE & TINA The Soul Of Ike & Tina LP
Wax Love present a reissue of Ike and Tina Turner's The Soul Of Ike & Tina, originally released on Sue in 1961. The debut LP from one of the most dynamic duos in the history of recorded music. Featuring their classic singles, "A Fool In Love" and "I Idolize You", this is one of the best R&B records of the early '60s. After joining his group as a backup singer in 1957, it soon became clear that Tina Turner's (then Ann Bullock, or Little Ann) talent and charisma were better suited for the spotlight, and by 1960 the group had changed names to the Ike & Tina Turner Revue. An essential record for any fans of Tina Turner or early '60s R&B -- truly a barn burner!
WLV 82100LP
PRICE: $16.50
CAT #: WLV 82100LP
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SUPREMES, THE Meet The Supremes LP
Wax Loves present a reissue of Meet The Supremes, originally released in 1962. Meet The Supremes is, not surprisingly, the debut album of one of the greatest groups in soul music history, The Supremes, led by the inimitable Diana Ross. Featuring the group's earliest singles "I Want A Guy", "Buttered Popcorn", "Your Heart Belongs To Me", and "Let Me Go The Right Way", none of which were chart smashes but have since become regarded as classics. Full of that early Motown sound the world knows and loves, this is a perfect entry point into the illustrious career of Diana Ross and The Supremes.
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