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Forced Exposure New Releases for Week of 7/13/2020

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New music is due from School of X, Alva Noto, and Easy, while old music is due from Ron Geesin, Albert Ayler, and Steve Piccolo.

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2DIY4 (GERMANY)
2DIY4 024EP
PRICE: $12.00
CAT #: 2DIY4 024EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
SHOTTER, ALLAN Das Gift 12"
Allan Shotter's second EP on 2DIY4 tells his very personal story of that excruciating question that reads "What if I had been more present? Could I have contributed to stopping this?" A harrowing feeling that came to him after the recent passing of his mother, who has been through a long, arduous, but ultimately unsuccessful chemo therapy cancer treatment. During these strenuous months, producing music was his place of refuge; a sanctuary to receive his manifold emotions. And this diversity in feelings is what you can hear on Das Gift. Being overwhelmed. Feeling powerless. Drowning in uncertainty. Anger. Sadness. Being forced to wait. Hope. Hopelessness. Four tracks of raw honesty. What would you die for? The chance to go back.
A TURNTABLE FRIEND RECORDS (GERMANY)
TURN 072CD
PRICE: $12.50
CAT #: TURN 072CD
FILE UNDER: ROCK
EASY Radical Innocence CD
Sweden's celebrated '90s indie rock darlings Easy announce the impending release of their album Radical Innocence via A Turntable Friend Records. Initial single "Crystal Waves" kicks off the album. The album was recorded and produced by legendary Pat Collier in his London studio in October 2019. In the early 1990s, Easy was one of Sweden's most notable indie groups. 2020 marks the 30-year anniversary of their highly acclaimed debut Magic Seed album, originally released by Blast First UK, in 2017 reissued by A Turntable Friend Records (TURN 053CD/LP), a critical success that spawned three alternative chart hit singles, "Castle Train", "He Brings The Honey", and "Horoscope". The group also frequently toured Britain and mainland Europe including prestigious support slots with The Jesus and Mary Chain, The House of Love, Lush, and The Charlatans (whose Tim Burgess is a fan of Easy). While the ambitious Sun Years LP (1994) had less of an impact, singles "Never Seen A Star" and "Listen To The Bells" clearly demonstrated that the band had taken several musical steps forward. The perfect combination of Sonic Youth-like intensity and the sweet harmonies of The Beach Boys. Hey trivia fans: ABBA's Agnetha was the baby sitter of Easy singer Johan Holmlund.
TURN 072LP
PRICE: $21.00
CAT #: TURN 072LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
EASY Radical Innocence LP
LP version. Includes download card. Sweden's celebrated '90s indie rock darlings Easy announce the impending release of their album Radical Innocence via A Turntable Friend Records. Initial single "Crystal Waves" kicks off the album. The album was recorded and produced by legendary Pat Collier in his London studio in October 2019. In the early 1990s, Easy was one of Sweden's most notable indie groups. 2020 marks the 30-year anniversary of their highly acclaimed debut Magic Seed album, originally released by Blast First UK, in 2017 reissued by A Turntable Friend Records (TURN 053CD/LP), a critical success that spawned three alternative chart hit singles, "Castle Train", "He Brings The Honey", and "Horoscope". The group also frequently toured Britain and mainland Europe including prestigious support slots with The Jesus and Mary Chain, The House of Love, Lush, and The Charlatans (whose Tim Burgess is a fan of Easy). While the ambitious Sun Years LP (1994) had less of an impact, singles "Never Seen A Star" and "Listen To The Bells" clearly demonstrated that the band had taken several musical steps forward. The perfect combination of Sonic Youth-like intensity and the sweet harmonies of The Beach Boys. Hey trivia fans: ABBA's Agnetha was the baby sitter of Easy singer Johan Holmlund.
AVENUE 66
AVE66 009CD
PRICE: $12.00
CAT #: AVE66 009CD
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
TRICKFINGER She Smiles Because She Presses The Button CD
On his third album as Trickfinger, John Frusciante makes the jump from Acid Test to its leftfield sub-label, Avenue 66, to unleash the full scope of his vision. On She Smiles Because She Presses The Button, the legendary, LA-based cult figure, presents his most diverse yet cohesive album to date. Frusciante has the melodic and programming chops to jump from style to style while sounding only like himself. "Amb" is the welcome middle-ground between Balearic and IDM while "Brise" with its quick syncopations and rhythmic groove provide a contrasting fabric. Elsewhere, JF caroms through electro and pastoral, "intelligent" ambient. The common thread through this quixotic journey are his trademark, timeless melodies. For years now, Frusciante has immersed himself in machines, learning tracker programs, synths and drum machines inside and out, applying the same, tireless approach he's exhibited throughout his career. On She Smiles Because She Presses The Button, this period of intense study leads intense creative liberation.
AVE66 009LP
PRICE: $20.00
CAT #: AVE66 009LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
TRICKFINGER She Smiles Because She Presses The Button LP
LP version. On his third album as Trickfinger, John Frusciante makes the jump from Acid Test to its leftfield sub-label, Avenue 66, to unleash the full scope of his vision. On She Smiles Because She Presses The Button, the legendary, LA-based cult figure, presents his most diverse yet cohesive album to date. Frusciante has the melodic and programming chops to jump from style to style while sounding only like himself. "Amb" is the welcome middle-ground between Balearic and IDM while "Brise" with its quick syncopations and rhythmic groove provide a contrasting fabric. Elsewhere, JF caroms through electro and pastoral, "intelligent" ambient. The common thread through this quixotic journey are his trademark, timeless melodies. For years now, Frusciante has immersed himself in machines, learning tracker programs, synths and drum machines inside and out, applying the same, tireless approach he's exhibited throughout his career. On She Smiles Because She Presses The Button, this period of intense study leads intense creative liberation.
AXIS
AX 087LP
PRICE: $20.00
CAT #: AX 087LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
BENEFICIARIES (JEFF MILLS/EDDIE FOWLKES/JESSICA CARE MOORE), THE The Crystal City Is Alive LP
LP version. Includes one-page insert. In 2018, the idea was introduced by Jeff Mills to address the lack of artistic collaborations within and from the city of Detroit. The city had always been an engine of new innovative ideas related to music, art, dance, poetry, and all other arts. It was thought of as a way to demonstrate the commonality people possess from various art forms and that by mixing ideas visions and perspectives together are might produce unexpected and often provocative results. The project started when Mills reached out to one of Detroit techno's founder and legendary DJ/producer Eddie Fowlkes. Though the two are known and connected to Detroit techno and knew each other for decades, they never worked together so the first few meetings and conversations were marked with finding all the common links that have built both of their careers. During this time, Mills wanted to find a third person for the project, one that was from Detroit, but not a musician. His idea was that by engaging two other creative thinkers would most likely produce something unique as emotions would become linked together to find that common, but higher level. While browsing the web, Mills discovered a post that featured the Detroit-born poet Jessica Care Moore. Struck by her words and the energy she mastered to say them, Mills knew immediately that she would be the perfect artist to approach for this creative venture. As with most artists that grew up in Detroit, they immediately opened up the links in their past, present, and future outlook. He presented the case and explained to her how he thought it might work. She liked the idea and agree to join. The Crystal City Is Alive (A phrase extracted from Moore's words), puts the Detroit, America, and the world on notice. The alarm has sounded and it is now time to mobilize all creative units to the frontline. CD version includes eight-page booklet. Double LP version includes one-page insert.
BE WITH RECORDS (UK)
BEWITH 087LP
PRICE: $29.00
CAT #: BEWITH 087LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
MASTON Tulips LP
Frank Maston's Tulips is a sample-ready film score to the best '70s movie never made. Originally a super-limited self-release on his Phonoscope label in late 2017. Be With Records were introduced to Maston by mutual friends Aquarium Drunkard and it didn't take long before the label decided this modern classic deserved a reissue. Inspired by the deep-grooving soundtracks of Italian cinema -- think Morricone, Umiliani, and Alessandroni -- Maston conceived the entire Tulips project as a continuation of these revered works. Frank designed the artwork and made two 16mm films to accompany the music. There's a distinct library music feel too, with wiry organ, spacey keyboards and loping '60s guitar hinting at KPM and DeWolfe. Like the best library music, Tulips creates a cinematic universe through sound alone, evoking moving images in the listener's technicolor imagination. Tulips was recorded between 2015 and 2017 in a small studio in a village called Zwaag in Holland, during downtime from Frank's touring duties with Jacco Gardner's band. With some very European influences in mind, Frank wanted to eschew any American influences. But you can still feel the studio wizardry of the likes of Brian Wilson and Harry Nilsson in there somewhere. A psychedelic bedroom-pop song-cycle, full of hypnotic hooks and dusty drums, Tulips manages to sound charmingly homemade yet wholly widescreen. Dreamy opener "Swans" is an exquisite soul instrumental and recalls the soft-psych of Koushik. Tropicalia influences abound in the cool and breezy "New Danger" and the KPM-references are loud and proud on the lush organ pop of "Old Habits". Fast-paced "Chase Theme No. 1" manages to be both tense and laid back, decorated by acid-drenched spaghetti Western guitars. The glorious Gainsbourg-esque melancholia of "Infinite Bliss" is all gauzy flutes and happy-sad vocalizing and the title is almost perfect. Side A closes with "Evening", a subtle bossa nova beat thing. Side B opens with the heat-shimmer guitars of "Rain Dance", evoking an unreleased Byrds or Buffalo Springfield backing track. "Sure Thing" is music to accompany an elevator ride you never want to end, but in a good way! The ornate "Garçon Manqué" is as beautiful as the instrumentals on Pet Sounds and the wistful "Turning In" starts like a stroll in the park before Maston introduces a scorched-Earth guitar solo. "Chase Theme No. 2" is a briefer, more keening counterpart to what is on side A. The head-nod bass-drums-keys funk of "Hues" rounds out this staggeringly assured set. Mastered for vinyl by Simon Francis. Alternative burnt orange artwork from Maston. 140 gram vinyl; can be played at 33rpm or 45rpm.
BE WITH RECORDS/BE POP (UK)
BEPOP 002EP
PRICE: $17.50
CAT #: BEPOP 002EP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
MONTAINE, FEBRUARY Mount Nod (Peaking Lights Remix) 12"
February Montaine's "Mount Nod" is a delicate, shimmering slice of DIY pop music. The lo-fi charm sits on that knife-edge between happy and sad, its repeated "I'm on the bottom line but I'm doing fine" changing meaning as the song goes on, plotting the course of Mr. Montaine's sensitivity. What starts out small gently unfolds into an understated English confidence by the end. On the B side, Peaking Lights dive into the mysterious undercurrents beneath the surface of Montaine's worldview. Like all good remixes it sets the artist in a parallel universe, this one a utopian disco slowscape, complete with bubbling clouds and dayglow fountains. Be With Records thank Sam Potter of '00s band Late of the Pier for sharing the story of February Montaine back in the spring of 2017. When the label first heard "Mount Nod" their jaws dropped. Be With immediately thought of all the people that would love it. Of friends and family, far and wide. Of fans of timeless, soulful pop music everywhere. Championed by Trevor Jackson and Efficient Space, it's perfect, addictive pop which generously gifts the listener eternal goosebumps. Three years later, Be With Records bring this out as the second release in our Be Pop series of 12"s. White vinyl; picture sleeve; limited edition of 500.
BEAT RECORDS (ITALY)
CDX 1016CD
PRICE: $20.00
CAT #: CDX 1016CD
FILE UNDER: SOUNDTRACK
DE GEMINI, FRANCO Franco De Gemini Performs Ennio Morricone CD
Beat Records kick off 2020 with the fifth release in the L'uomo dell'armonica series, dedicated to the historical leader and founder of Beat Records Company Publishing Group, harmonica player Franco De Gemini. Franco passed away in July 2013, leaving an enormous void, but he keeps on living through immortal musical performances that connoted his long career. This time Beat Records selected his collaborations with maestro Ennio Morricone, with whom he'd worked many times as soloist, but most notably Once Upon A Time In The West (Sergio Leone, 1968). A cool selection for highlighting the stylistic measure of the evolution both for the composer and the performer, passing through film music milestones, some of which have long since gone missing from the market. Including Per Per Un Pugno Di Dollari (A Fistful of Dollars, 1967), Il Buono, Il Brutto, Il Cattivo (The Goods, the Bad and the Ugly, 1967), C'Era Una Volta Il West (Once Upon A Time In The West, 1968), Faccia A Faccia (Face to Face, 1967), Sette Donne Per I MacGregor (1968), L'alibi (1969), and many more, the scores in which the contribution of the harmonica player to the wonderful Maestro's music was iconic. By the end of the track list, Beat Records offer again the ghost track released through our 50th year Once Upon A Time In The West edition featuring the studio sound tests by Franco De Gemini during the recording session of that soundtrack. Franco De Gemini plays Ennio Morricone, original recordings from the motion picture soundtracks. Graphic layout and liner notes by Daniele De Gemini. Mastering by Claudio Fuiano and Daniel Winkler. Slim jewel case with an external obi.
DDJ 006DLX-LP
PRICE: $37.50
CAT #: DDJ 006DLX-LP
FILE UNDER: SOUNDTRACK
DE ANGELIS, GUIDO & MAURIZIO Lo Chiamavano Bulldozer LP
LP version. 180 gram color vinyl; printed inner sleeve. Lo Chiamavano Bulldozer is a movie that was directed by Michele Lupo in 1978 that tells the story of an ex-football player (Bud Spencer) turned sailor, who after some misadventures ends up training a team of ragtag young players, far from real sportsmen. The match against Sergeant Kempfer's team, from a nearby military base, is approaching soon, and Bulldozer will have to give his all to win it. Lo Chiamavano Bulldozer is one of the most beloved scores by Guido & Maurizio De Angelis fans, dominated by the iconic theme dedicated to great Bud Spencer. This edition marks the collaboration between the two composers' label, Cabum and Beat Records, continuing a series that aims to shed new light upon the two maestros' catalog. It's a release that can't be missed by lovers of film music and all fans of this soundtrack who have been waiting years for this release. Part of the DDJ DLX series. Iconic poster art by Renato Casaro on the cover, graphic layout and liner notes by Daniele De Gemini and English edit by Josh Mitchell. Mastering by Enrico De Gemini.
DDJ 018CD
PRICE: $29.50
CAT #: DDJ 018CD
FILE UNDER: SOUNDTRACK
DE ANGELIS, GUIDO & MAURIZIO Lo Chiamavano Bulldozer CD
Lo Chiamavano Bulldozer is a movie that was directed by Michele Lupo in 1978 that tells the story of an ex-football player (Bud Spencer) turned sailor, who after some misadventures ends up training a team of ragtag young players, far from real sportsmen. The match against Sergeant Kempfer's team, from a nearby military base, is approaching soon, and Bulldozer will have to give his all to win it. Lo Chiamavano Bulldozer is one of the most beloved scores by Guido & Maurizio De Angelis fans, dominated by the iconic theme dedicated to great Bud Spencer. This edition marks the collaboration between the two composers' label, Cabum and Beat Records, continuing a series that aims to shed new light upon the two maestros' catalog. It's a release that can't be missed by lovers of film music and all fans of this soundtrack who have been waiting years for this release. Part of the DDJ DLX series. Iconic poster art by Renato Casaro on the cover, graphic layout and liner notes by Daniele De Gemini and English edit by Josh Mitchell. Mastering by Enrico De Gemini. CD version includes 12-page booklet.
CINEDELIC RECORDS/SOAVE (ITALY)
CNSV 002LP
PRICE: $34.50
CAT #: CNSV 002LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
MACCHI, EGISTO Sud E Magia LP
Maestro Egisto Macchi (Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza) recorded this mystical ethnographic trip to the South of Italy imbued with its rites, superstitions, magical symbols and popular mythologies in 1977 for the TV Documentary Sud E Magia. Astoundingly evoking the intensity, magic, and psychedelia of its subject with the use of inventive and unconventional techniques (aerophones, crystal glasses, prepared piano), Macchi harmonizes kindred spirits from transcendental, religious, and metaphysical sound forms. Produced in the Feeling Records Studios, Turin, which had the highest level of equipment and technicians, this pinnacle of experimental library music is released for the first time with audio restored from the original masters tapes.
COLD SPRING RECORDS (UK)
CSR 277CD
PRICE: $15.50
CAT #: CSR 277CD
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
COLOSSLOTH Plague Alone CD
When these tracks were recorded in spring-summer 2019, when the prophetic album title was set in stone, who knew what turbulence the world would undergo, what social isolation we would endure. To face a plague alone... This release marks a change in the sound of Colossloth. Whilst still traversing landscapes sheathed in cacophony, the layers when stripped back reveal a new sound being forged and emerging forth from the fractured sonics and sepulchral bass rumblings one has come to expect from past releases. Not so much a change of direction, but a bold move forward towards the cinematic, an instinctual transcendence born from annulled ancient currents stirred up once more into frenzied and chthonic ritual. This new frontier in the Colossloth sound meets the familiar sense of pastoral disquiet and gleefully invigorating spatial havoc utilizing a canon of sound that's normally reserved for taking part in the creation of dimensions. Music for transportation and immersion, taming the wilderness of the ravaged psyche and sailing forth upon its turbulent ocean whereof whilst also a meditation on the configurations of sound and its transmutations wherein.
CSR 279CD
PRICE: $15.50
CAT #: CSR 279CD
FILE UNDER: ROCK
TUNNELS OF AH Deathless Mind CD
"No death because there is no birth." The ambient drones and angular abstractions on Deathless Mind combine to carry the listener on a disquieting journey into dark recesses. Tunnels Of Ah pursue a singular sonic path. Each album has been recorded with a visualized location arising in; for Charnel Transmissions (CSR 256CD, 2018) it was a childhood landfill, Thus Avici (CSR 206CD, 2015), a field of pig arks in a Golgotha landscape. How these places emerge and obsess is a mystery. Deathless Mind is set on a half mile stretch of abandoned railway where various human transgressions have occurred. With contributions from Primitive Knot on "Ritual For The New Dumb" and Adam Probert (The Mannequin Factory) on "Saint of Slaves", Deathless Mind is an album recorded at the height of summer and sounding like the depths of winter. Tunnels Of Ah is Stephen Ah Burroughs (Head Of David).
CSR 281CD
PRICE: $15.50
CAT #: CSR 281CD
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
FM EINHEIT (EINSTURZENDE NEUBAUTEN)/ANDREAS AMMER Hammerschlag CD
Hammerschlag -- created by FM Einheit (member of Einstürzende Neubauten, early 1980s to mid-1990s), with Andreas Ammer -- features many percussive industrial elements and "machine music" (chains, scraping, coiled springs, objects), noise, experimental electronics, and provocative musical compositions familiar to the ears of Neubauten fans. An oratorio with prelude and two noise interludes, based on Russian futurist Aleksej Kapitonovi? Gastev, the "bard of the machine age". FM Einheit is an industrial and electronic musician and actor, primarily known for his percussion work with Einstürzende Neubauten. He has also collaborated with musicians such as: Diamanda Galás, Eraldo Bernocchi, Mona Mur, KMFDM, Goethes Erben, and many more. He was also involved in the projects Stein and Gry. Andreas Ammer has been creating works with FM Einheit since the early 1990's. "Just a moment longer, and through the confused chaos of these days, the legendary realization of the future roar of events is triumphant" --A.K. Gastev (A Bundle of Orders). Hammerschlag was premiered in 2019 at the Diaghilev Festival in Perm as a live concert with Teodor Currentzis, the chief conductor of the SWR Symphony Orchestra, as Aleksej Kapitonovi? Gastev. The concert served as the basis for a German-Russian radio play version.
COMPOST (GERMANY)
CPT 564EP
PRICE: $12.00
CAT #: CPT 564EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
AUTOMAT Modul Remixes #2 12"
Automat's Modul Remixes #2 package presents the heavyweight producers Acid Pauli, Detroit's own Terrence Dixon, DeWalta, Shahrokh Dini, and Dubvisionist, from the respected Echo Beach label, blurring the boundaries between peak time club music, dub, techno, electronica, and house.
DIGITMOVIES (ITALY)
CDDM 308CD
PRICE: $23.50
CAT #: CDDM 308CD
FILE UNDER: SOUNDTRACK
MICALIZZI, FRANCO Genova A Mano Armata CD
Digitmovies is releasing the original soundtrack by Franco Micalizzi for the film Merciless Man (original title Genova A Mano Armata). Franco Micalizzi wrote one of his best OSTs for the Poliziesco genre with this one (the main theme is one of Micalizzi's favorites and he often performs it live in concert with his orchestra Big Bubbling Band). The OST opens with the strong main score written for woodwinds and percussion, which is then reprised with different arrangements throughout the film. It is also alternated with moments of suspense. The violent urban jungle atmosphere is broken by "Sambamba", a sunny pop piece with a Latin sound written for choir and orchestra. For this album, the master tapes of the recording session were used. Directed in 1976 by Mario Lanfranchi, the film stars Tony Lo Bianco, Maud Adams, Adolfo Celi, Howard Ross, Barbara Vittoria Calori, Fiona Florence, Luigi Bonos. After being expelled from the CIA, an American ex-cop sets up a detective agency in Genoa. There he is known as "The American", although he has Sicilian origin. He is hired to investigate the seizure and murder of a famous ship owner and get back the billion lire requested as ransom. After numerous ups and downs, the detective manages to get to the murderer.
CDDM 310CD
PRICE: $23.50
CAT #: CDDM 310CD
FILE UNDER: SOUNDTRACK
MICHELINI, LUCIANO La Polizia Accusa: Il Servizio Segreto Uccide CD
Digitmovies releases the originally soundtrack by Luciano Michelini for the film Silent Action (aka Chopper Squad, original title La Polizia Accusa: Il Servizio Segreto Uccide). Luciano Michelini created symphonic background music that alternates romanticism with drama and mystery. The album opens with the theme of the opening credits, a dark motif produced by strings, percussion and piano which is reprised later in the film. A second recurring motif is a love theme that is introduced in a slow, romantic version with a modern arrangement that alternates with a fast, extravagant march. Initially only the mono mixed tapes were found, but further research into the RCA archives brought to light the stereophonic tape of a previously unreleased LP montage. Directed in 1975 by Sergio Martino, La Polizia Accusa: Il Servizio Segreto Uccide) starred: Luc Merenda, Mel Ferrer, Tomas Milian, Delia Boccardo, Michele Gammino, Paola Tedesco, Gianfranco Barra, Carlo Alighiero, Antonio Casale, Gianni Di Benedetto, Claudio Gora, Giancarlo Badessi, Clara Colosimo, Arturo Dominici, Carlo Gaddi, Claudio Nicastro. In July, 1974, the Italian news reports the tragic deaths of a major, a colonel and a general. Commissioner Solmi investigates the apparently random accidents but focuses on the subsequent assassination of an electrical engineer who he finds out is actually a private investigator. While Judge Mannino reprimands Solmi for his methods, his journalist friend Maria helps him. He comes into contact with Captain Mario Sperlì, a secret political agent working at the Special Information Office, who shows interest in the case and admits to the existence of a failed coup against government security. The investigations, however, are stalled when the accumulation of both crimes and clues forces Mannino to side with the commissioner. Solmi discovers a map and follows his intuition which leads to the identification of a clandestine training camp and the arrest of the guilty party.
CDDM 311CD
PRICE: $23.50
CAT #: CDDM 311CD
FILE UNDER: SOUNDTRACK
REVERBERI, GIANFRANCO & GIANPIERO Preparati La Bara! CD
Digitmovies release the original soundtrack by Gian Piero Reverberi and Gianfranco Reverberi for the film Django, Prepare a Coffin. Brothers Gianfranco and Gian Piero Reverberi composed OSTs for TV shows such as Robinson Crusoè (1964), The Secret Agents (1965), Devil in the Flesh (1968), and Torino Nero (1972). This OST follows the typical standards of spaghetti western film music, but with pop arrangements. The main theme to this film is "You'd Better Smile," sung by Nicola Di Bari who was a popular singer in the '60s and '70s. It has a tinge of rock accompanied by trumpet, chorus, and orchestra. The motif is reprised in various versions: a slow version, a faster rhythmic version, a slower version with trumpets and a chorus which are developed in epic form, a quieter version with electric guitar and flute, and for the opening credits a slower, instrumental version. The song is also reprised in the ending credits of the Italian version. For this album, Digitmovies were able to access the stereo and mono master tapes of the original recording session. Directed by Ferdinando Baldi, the film stars: Terence Hill, Horst Frank, Luigi Montefiori, Barbara Simon, Pinuccio Ardia, Guido Lollobrigida, José Torres, Gianni Brezza, Andrea Scotti, Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia, Franco Balducci, Gianni Di Benedetto, Angela Minervini, Franco Gulà, Luciano Rossi, Roberto Simmi. Django's one-time friend, David Berry, asks Django to help him become governor. Knowing how ambitious and ruthless David is, Django refuses and sets out on a journey to transport a load of gold to the federal deposit. During the trip, a group of bandits led by Lucas assault the convoy, massacre the bodyguard and also kill Django's wife. Determined to take revenge, Django heads up a gang of innocently convicted men he saves from being hanged by Lucas. Unbeknownst to Django, in their group is an Indian named Garcia who convinces the others to attack a convoy loaded with gold. The attack is successful, but losing the gold angers Berry who is counting on the money to finance his career. Django falls into the hands of Lucas and Berry, but escapes and kills Lucas. He sets a trap for Berry, which the shady character falls into.
LPDM 027LP
PRICE: $42.00
CAT #: LPDM 027LP
FILE UNDER: SOUNDTRACK
MICALIZZI, FRANCO Genova A Mano Armata LP
LP version. Digitmovies is releasing the original soundtrack by Franco Micalizzi for the film Merciless Man (original title Genova A Mano Armata). Franco Micalizzi wrote one of his best OSTs for the Poliziesco genre with this one (the main theme is one of Micalizzi's favorites and he often performs it live in concert with his orchestra Big Bubbling Band). The OST opens with the strong main score written for woodwinds and percussion, which is then reprised with different arrangements throughout the film. It is also alternated with moments of suspense. The violent urban jungle atmosphere is broken by "Sambamba", a sunny pop piece with a Latin sound written for choir and orchestra. For this album, the master tapes of the recording session were used. Directed in 1976 by Mario Lanfranchi, the film stars Tony Lo Bianco, Maud Adams, Adolfo Celi, Howard Ross, Barbara Vittoria Calori, Fiona Florence, Luigi Bonos. After being expelled from the CIA, an American ex-cop sets up a detective agency in Genoa. There he is known as "The American", although he has Sicilian origin. He is hired to investigate the seizure and murder of a famous ship owner and get back the billion lire requested as ransom. After numerous ups and downs, the detective manages to get to the murderer.
LPDM 030LP
PRICE: $42.00
CAT #: LPDM 030LP
FILE UNDER: SOUNDTRACK
REVERBERI, GIANFRANCO & GIANPIERO Preparati La Bara! LP
LP version. Digitmovies release the original soundtrack by Gian Piero Reverberi and Gianfranco Reverberi for the film Django, Prepare a Coffin. Brothers Gianfranco and Gian Piero Reverberi composed OSTs for TV shows such as Robinson Crusoè (1964), The Secret Agents (1965), Devil in the Flesh (1968), and Torino Nero (1972). This OST follows the typical standards of spaghetti western film music, but with pop arrangements. The main theme to this film is "You'd Better Smile," sung by Nicola Di Bari who was a popular singer in the '60s and '70s. It has a tinge of rock accompanied by trumpet, chorus, and orchestra. The motif is reprised in various versions: a slow version, a faster rhythmic version, a slower version with trumpets and a chorus which are developed in epic form, a quieter version with electric guitar and flute, and for the opening credits a slower, instrumental version. The song is also reprised in the ending credits of the Italian version. For this album, Digitmovies were able to access the stereo and mono master tapes of the original recording session. Directed by Ferdinando Baldi, the film stars: Terence Hill, Horst Frank, Luigi Montefiori, Barbara Simon, Pinuccio Ardia, Guido Lollobrigida, José Torres, Gianni Brezza, Andrea Scotti, Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia, Franco Balducci, Gianni Di Benedetto, Angela Minervini, Franco Gulà, Luciano Rossi, Roberto Simmi. Django's one-time friend, David Berry, asks Django to help him become governor. Knowing how ambitious and ruthless David is, Django refuses and sets out on a journey to transport a load of gold to the federal deposit. During the trip, a group of bandits led by Lucas assault the convoy, massacre the bodyguard and also kill Django's wife. Determined to take revenge, Django heads up a gang of innocently convicted men he saves from being hanged by Lucas. Unbeknownst to Django, in their group is an Indian named Garcia who convinces the others to attack a convoy loaded with gold. The attack is successful, but losing the gold angers Berry who is counting on the money to finance his career. Django falls into the hands of Lucas and Berry, but escapes and kills Lucas. He sets a trap for Berry, which the shady character falls into.
LPDM 031LP
PRICE: $42.50
CAT #: LPDM 031LP
FILE UNDER: SOUNDTRACK
MICHELINI, LUCIANO La Polizia Accusa: Il Servizio Segreto Uccide LP
LP version. Digitmovies releases the originally soundtrack by Luciano Michelini for the film Silent Action (aka Chopper Squad, original title La Polizia Accusa: Il Servizio Segreto Uccide). Luciano Michelini created symphonic background music that alternates romanticism with drama and mystery. The album opens with the theme of the opening credits, a dark motif produced by strings, percussion and piano which is reprised later in the film. A second recurring motif is a love theme that is introduced in a slow, romantic version with a modern arrangement that alternates with a fast, extravagant march. Initially only the mono mixed tapes were found, but further research into the RCA archives brought to light the stereophonic tape of a previously unreleased LP montage. Directed in 1975 by Sergio Martino, La Polizia Accusa: Il Servizio Segreto Uccide) starred: Luc Merenda, Mel Ferrer, Tomas Milian, Delia Boccardo, Michele Gammino, Paola Tedesco, Gianfranco Barra, Carlo Alighiero, Antonio Casale, Gianni Di Benedetto, Claudio Gora, Giancarlo Badessi, Clara Colosimo, Arturo Dominici, Carlo Gaddi, Claudio Nicastro. In July, 1974, the Italian news reports the tragic deaths of a major, a colonel and a general. Commissioner Solmi investigates the apparently random accidents but focuses on the subsequent assassination of an electrical engineer who he finds out is actually a private investigator. While Judge Mannino reprimands Solmi for his methods, his journalist friend Maria helps him. He comes into contact with Captain Mario Sperlì, a secret political agent working at the Special Information Office, who shows interest in the case and admits to the existence of a failed coup against government security. The investigations, however, are stalled when the accumulation of both crimes and clues forces Mannino to side with the commissioner. Solmi discovers a map and follows his intuition which leads to the identification of a clandestine training camp and the arrest of the guilty party.
DRUMPOET COMMUNITY (SWITZERLAND)
DPC 074EP
PRICE: $12.00
CAT #: DPC 074EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
HESYCHIA369 Neurogenesis EP 12"
Kevin Wettstein is a young producer from Zurich, who is already well established in the world of post-Dilla hip hop and future soul under his moniker Melodiesinfonie. He released various records and is also performing on drums with his live-band. On this 12" he speeds up the rhythms and proves that he is a real master on the beat science. Focused on twisted grooves with the aim to keep the dancefloor trippin'. He has been a resident DJ at Zurich's infamous club Zukunft for a while. He is without a doubt a truly gifted musician and just being in his early 20s he will provide a lot of new music, which is heading into different directions, always influenced by soul, jazz, funk, and Afro as well as house, techno, breaks, and beyond.
EDITION TELEMARK (GERMANY)
ET 903-06LP
PRICE: $38.50
CAT #: ET 903-06LP
FILE UNDER: WORLD
VA Kparr Dire: Balafon Music from Lobi Country LP/DVD
Kparr Dire: Balafon Music from Lobi Country is a single LP and includes a DVD with a full-length movie (125 minutes) of Balafon music by the Lobi people, recorded in and around Gaoua, Burkina Faso, on a two-week journey in June 2014, by Dirk Dresselhaus (alias Schneider TM), Julian Kamphausen and Arved Schultze. The Lobi are an ethnic group of about 180,000 people living in southern Burkina Faso and bordering regions. The primary instrument of their traditional music is the balafon, played solo or in a duet, usually accompanied by percussionists. Lobi balafon music serves as a complex language for communication with the audience but also with ancestors and spirits. Different kinds of music are used for different purposes and social atmospheres (birth, death, joy, hunting, war, etc.) At its core, this music is hundreds of years old and knowledge of its mastery is passed on from generation to generation, with different styles emerging in different regions and outside influences picked up on the way. The first well-known recordings of Lobi balafon music were made in 1961 and published on the Ocora LP Musiques Du Pays Lobi. While the tunes heard there clearly show their ancient roots, the music on this release is not isolated from current influences and carries traces of the modern African electronic pop music and contemporary R&B that is widespread in the region. This has led to a new minimalist, poly-rhythmic, and breakbeat-laden style prominent in Gaoua, to, recorded here for what may be the first time. Yet the pieces are the same traditional songs, played differently from generation to generation and from day to day. Musicians on the LP are Martin Kensiè (Da Toh Alain) with ensemble and Palé Goukoun. Their fathers -- Kambiré Tiaporté and Palé Tioionté, respectively -- had been recorded in the 1990s for the Ocora CDs Pays Lobi, Xylophone De Funérailles (1999) and Pays Lobi, Xylophones Du Buur (2006) that served as the starting point for this journey, The record is supplemented by numerous photos and an extensive interview with Dresselhaus. DVD features a full-length movie by Schultze, documenting the trip through various localities and villages, with numerous performances also including other musicians. Full-color gatefold sleeve with DVD tray [DVD is PAL format, region free].
ET 903-07LP
PRICE: $38.50
CAT #: ET 903-07LP
FILE UNDER: EXPERIMENTAL
MND/SCHLANGENFEUER Freedom Suite 2LP
The Kollektiv für Kommunikative und Ästhetische Forschung was an artist commune that existed for about two years around 1970 in a former monastery in Mariental (Lower Saxony), West Germany, close to the then inner-German border. It was founded by members of the West Berlin free art and music scene, many of them having been part of the scene based around the short-lived Zodiak Free Arts Lab. Among the residents were drummer Sven-Åke Johansson, guitarist Norbert Eisbrenner and bassist Werner Götz who had formed the experimental trio MND (Moderne Nordeuropäische Dorfmusik, Modern North European Village Music) in West Berlin in 1968. One of the communal activities was to jointly make music, thereby including both the trained musicians as well as the inexperienced players and non-musicians. This led to the formation of a larger communal group around the MND core, named Schlangenfeuer (Snake Fire) by Eisbrenner; other names like Norddeutsche Dorfmusik Mariental appeared on concert posters, too. The concept of bringing together players from different backgrounds in order to improvise was followed elsewhere at that time, too, though many of such enterprises evolved around one or more leaders who clearly left their mark on the resulting sounds. Unlike such groups, the Mariental undertaking was distinctly egalitarian, with the experienced players giving leeway to the others to express themselves, while never overreaching with disproportionate virtuosity or soloing. For these reasons, their music sounded different from many jazz-based free improvisations, rather closer to early Faust or, more specifically, Kluster, Eruption, and Human Being, similar endeavors from the West Berlin underground music scene. "... The more complex and in a different way expressive free jazz which we were pursuing at the same time was somewhat put aside in favor of a joint performance of the 'commune'. The result was a new kind of monastery music, nourishing the youth in their longing for community." --Sven-Åke Johansson Double-LP containing a full concert recording from the festival "Art Information 71" in Kiel in June 1971, one of three public performances of the Schlangenfeuer group. Players: Norbert Eisbrenner (el. guitar), Peter Dyck (cello), Rita Eisbrenner (vocals), Elke Lixfeld (vocals), Boris Schaak (vocals, bassdrum, bell), Werner Götz (double bass, viola), Sven-Åke Johansson (drums, oboe d'amore). Gatefold sleeve with photos and extensive liner notes by David Toop; Includes a reprint of the festival poster; Edition of 300.
ET 903-08LP
PRICE: $27.50
CAT #: ET 903-08LP
FILE UNDER: EXPERIMENTAL
JOHANSSON, SVEN-AKE Seewetter LP
Marine weather reports recorded from radio broadcasts by Sven-Åke Johansson in 1970 at the Kollektiv für Kommunikative und Ästhetische Forschung in Mariental, Lower Saxony, Germany. Printed inner sleeve containing liner notes by Thomas Millroth about forms of artistic appropriation in Johansson's work; Edition of 300."During my communal life at the former Mariental monastery in Lower Saxony, in the late hours behind thick monastic walls -- there was no village pub -- I played with my radio in my chamber. Often we would sit together and listen to the late-night marine weather forecasts (Seewetterbericht), broadcasted alternately via shortwave and FM. Particularly we liked the navigational warnings (Seewarnnachrichten). In the announcers' way of speaking -- very slowly --, we found a new type of poetry; realism. I recorded many hours with my Uher Report tape recorder and a Sennheiser microphone placed in front of the loudspeaker. A small selection is presented on this LP." --Sven-Åke Johansson"In the unknown and confusing names of this boundless poetry, it's impossible to see your own reflection; your face is not visible here. You have to disrupt your patterns. Find yourself in this psycho-geographic map of storms and winds. Sven-Åke Johansson does not use appropriation as cultural recycling, he creates culture by simply giving the objects new paradigms." --Thomas Millroth
ESP-DISK
ESPDISK 1016LP
PRICE: $24.00
CAT #: ESPDISK 1016LP
FILE UNDER: JAZZ
AYLER, ALBERT New York Eye and Ear Control LP
Restocked; 2017 repress; originally released in 1966. Featured artists: Albert Ayler (tenor sax), Ed Blackwell (trumpet), Don Cherry (trumpet, cornet), Sunny Murray (drums), Gary Peacock (bass), Roswell Rudd (trombone), John Tchicai (saxophone, alto sax). Michael Snow is a Canadian national treasure, a true Renaissance man. He assembled a stellar group to improvise a sound track for his art film, titled Walking Woman, featuring a silhouette that is rumored to have been inspired by Carla Bley. Digitally remastered. Manufactured in the USA by the original label. New digipak format. "This is a very interesting set, music that was freely improvised and used as the soundtrack for the 34-minute short film New York Eye and Ear Control. Tenor saxophonist Albert Ayler leads the all-star sextet (which also includes trumpeter Don Cherry, altoist John Tchicai, trombonist Roswell Rudd, bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Sunny Murray) on two lengthy jams. The music is fiery but with enough colorful moments to hold one's interest throughout." --Scott Yanow, AllMusic
FEEDING TUBE RECORDS
FTR 530LP
PRICE: $22.00
CAT #: FTR 530LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
KNUDSEN & WILLIE LANE, WEDNESDAY Long Time 'Til Tomorrow LP
"First issue in the Drowned Lands series, assembled by Jason Meagher, is the debut duo recording by Wednesday Knudsen and Willie Lane. Long Time 'Til Tomorrow is a gorgeous instrumental collaboration by guitarist Lane and multi-instrumentalist Knudsen that will knock your Smartwool socks off. Recorded at Meagher's Black Dirt Studio, the album documents the first time the pair played together. They are, of course, well known to Feeding Tube fans. Willie's first three Cord Art LPs have been reissued over the last two years (FTR 413LP, FTR 437LP, FTR 438LP) and Wednesday's two albums with Weeping Bong Band (FTR 313LP, FTR 448LP) have slain stoned listeners across the globe. Wednesday is also one of the founding members of the great Pigeons, and if you don't know their music, you should correct that pronto. Anyway, Willie plays guitars, Wednesday plays electric guitar, alto saxophone, flute and even adds a little voice at one point if I'm not mistaken. And the blend is awesome. Gently improvised melodic nuggets that make me think of everyone from John Renbourn to Spires That in the Sunset Rise. The sounds flow so wonderfully it's hard to believe they haven't been playing together for a while. But hey, when a concept works. It just does. And this one works like a very strong pony! Long Time 'Til Tomorrow was originally released by Jason, in a digital format, on his Natch imprint. Now it's available to a wider audience. There will be more titles in the Drowned Land series coming soon. So keep your ears peeled." --Byron Coley, 2020
GUERSSEN RECORDS (SPAIN)
GUESS 062CD
PRICE: $17.00
CAT #: GUESS 062CD
FILE UNDER: ROCK
CONSTANTINE In Memory Of A Summer Day CD
Day Of Light, the first album by Chicago musician Constantine, released as a private edition in 2015, took the underground psych-folk scene by storm and it's now a cult album between psychedelic aficionados. Guerssen Records announce the release of Constantine's second effort: In Memory Of A Summer Day, another psychedelic folk-rock gem filled with pastoral tales of adventure, beauty, and sorrow. Recommended for fans of Mark Fry, Shide & Acorn, Trader Horne, Donovan. Come sit beside the riverbank and try to recall the happy summer days... Includes twelve lyric insert pages. LP version housed in a whimsical storybook-illustrated gatefold sleeve (artwork by Stephen Titra of O.W.L.).
GUESS 158LP
PRICE: $25.50
CAT #: GUESS 158LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
CONSTANTINE In Memory Of A Summer Day LP
LP version. Day Of Light, the first album by Chicago musician Constantine, released as a private edition in 2015, took the underground psych-folk scene by storm and it's now a cult album between psychedelic aficionados. Guerssen Records announce the release of Constantine's second effort: In Memory Of A Summer Day, another psychedelic folk-rock gem filled with pastoral tales of adventure, beauty, and sorrow. Recommended for fans of Mark Fry, Shide & Acorn, Trader Horne, Donovan. Come sit beside the riverbank and try to recall the happy summer days... Includes twelve lyric insert pages. LP version housed in a whimsical storybook-illustrated gatefold sleeve (artwork by Stephen Titra of O.W.L.).
HEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS (ITALY)
HPS 129S-LP
PRICE: $42.00
CAT #: HPS 129S-LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
BJORK, BRANT Brant Bjork (Half White Red Vinyl) LP
LP version. Limited edition half white red vinyl. "Even before you know it's self-titled, and even before you read the LP liner notes, you know it's all Brant Bjork. The man who has become the ambassador of Californian desert rock indeed plays every instrument across his 13th studio full-length, Brant Bjork. This in itself is something of a departure from recent offerings, as on 2018's Mankind Woman (HPS 083CD/G-LP/LTD-LP), Bjork worked closely with guitarist Bubba DuPree (Void), and both 2016's Tao of the Devil and 2014's Black Power Flower were constructed around the Bjork-led Low Desert Punk Band. Maybe revisiting his 1999 debut, Jalamanta, for a Heavy Psych Sounds 20th anniversary reissue in 2019 (HPS 107CD/LP/LTD-LP) had some effect on Bjork's mindset in terms of working solo, but he's come too far in the ensuing decades to repeat himself, and the songs on Brant Bjork -- recorded and mixed by Yosef Sanborn in Joshua Tree and mixed by John McBain (ex-Monster Magnet) -- show that, whether it's the mellow roll of 'Duke of Dynamite' or the signature take on classic heavy rock in 'Jesus Was a Bluesman' and percussion-backed funk of opener 'Jungle in the Sound'. There's no mistaking Brant Bjork, and on Brant Bjork, he strips his songwriting style to its core and brings out the organic vibe that's made him desert rock's most crucial practitioner. His legacy and pedigree are unmatched, with tenures in Kyuss/Vista Chino and Fu Manchu as well as the sadly short-lived Ché, Ten East, and others, but it is Brant Bjork's solo work that has had his greatest impact and shown him to be of inimitable character in craft and style. His unrelenting creativity and one-of-a-kind voice are writ large over the Brant Bjork album, which is precisely how it should be, and after more than two decades of exploring out in the sands, Bjork continues to find new ways to manifest not just the landscape of the desert, but the spirit of his relationship to it. In short, he is a master, and this is the record that bears his name. You miss it at your own peril." --JJ Koczan
HPS 130LP
PRICE: $23.50
CAT #: HPS 130LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
BLACK RAINBOWS Cosmic Ritual Supertrip LP
LP version. Black Rainbows are back, delivering 12 fresh tunes on Cosmic Ritual Supertrip. Recorded and produced by Fabio Sforza, who was also behind the previous album Pandaemonium (HPS 073CD/LP/D-LP/LTD-LP/Y-LP, 2018), Cosmic Ritual Supertrip has a monolithic force; guitars, drums, and bass are all glued together to give the listener a punch in the face. This album gets its magic power from mixing together a '70s attitude with a doom-occult and stoner rock sound in a masterful way. One can count a bunch of singles, such as "Isolation" and "Master Rocket Power Blast", as well as a couple of doomy songs like "Universal Phase" and "Saacred Graal" and also more catchy tunes like "Radio 666" and "At Midnight You Cry". This is the eighth album by the band and perhaps the best so far. Recorded at Forward Studios in Rome on a huge Neve desk, it includes amazing artwork, by Robin Gnista, matching in its entirety the album's musical concept.
HPS 132LP
PRICE: $31.00
CAT #: HPS 132LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
ORGONE Mos/Fet 2LP
Double LP version. Mos/Fet is the first studio album by the French band Orgöne. Fully self-produced, this first opus is a double-album composed of four twenty-minutes tracks, delivering a complete immersion from which you won't escape unscathed. With Mos/Fet, Orgöne reveals a SF mythology mixing '70s pop culture, ancient Egypt, pan-Africanism, spatial and paranormal exploration against the backdrop of Cold War and USSR. This first album is an interdimensional music journey in which the guide would have left you alone in a dead-end world. Sometimes immersed in the thickness of a burning and hostile desert, sometimes in the depths of space, floating in weightlessness or crossing the Milky Way faster than light, atmospheres succeed one after another and tell you incredible, uchronial, dystopian, exhilarating, and bewitching stories.
HPS 132LTD-LP
PRICE: $40.50
CAT #: HPS 132LTD-LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
ORGONE Mos/Fet (Transparent Splatter Purple Vinyl) 2LP
Double LP version. Transparent splatter purple vinyl. Edition of 450. Mos/Fet is the first studio album by the French band Orgöne. Fully self-produced, this first opus is a double-album composed of four twenty-minutes tracks, delivering a complete immersion from which you won't escape unscathed. With Mos/Fet, Orgöne reveals a SF mythology mixing '70s pop culture, ancient Egypt, pan-Africanism, spatial and paranormal exploration against the backdrop of Cold War and USSR. This first album is an interdimensional music journey in which the guide would have left you alone in a dead-end world. Sometimes immersed in the thickness of a burning and hostile desert, sometimes in the depths of space, floating in weightlessness or crossing the Milky Way faster than light, atmospheres succeed one after another and tell you incredible, uchronial, dystopian, exhilarating, and bewitching stories.
HPS 132S-LP
PRICE: $48.00
CAT #: HPS 132S-LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
ORGONE Mos/Fet (White Green Vinyl) 2LP
Double LP version. White green vinyl. Edition of 250. Mos/Fet is the first studio album by the French band Orgöne. Fully self-produced, this first opus is a double-album composed of four twenty-minutes tracks, delivering a complete immersion from which you won't escape unscathed. With Mos/Fet, Orgöne reveals a SF mythology mixing '70s pop culture, ancient Egypt, pan-Africanism, spatial and paranormal exploration against the backdrop of Cold War and USSR. This first album is an interdimensional music journey in which the guide would have left you alone in a dead-end world. Sometimes immersed in the thickness of a burning and hostile desert, sometimes in the depths of space, floating in weightlessness or crossing the Milky Way faster than light, atmospheres succeed one after another and tell you incredible, uchronial, dystopian, exhilarating, and bewitching stories.
HOT CASA (FRANCE)
HC 066LP
PRICE: $25.50
CAT #: HC 066LP
FILE UNDER: WORLD
FRIMPONG & VIS A VIS, K. K. Frimpong & Vis A Vis LP
A classic and essential hi-life and Afro-funk album from one of the greatest Ghanaian singer and composer, reissued for the first time. The legendary K. Frimpong's fantastic rare album was recorded in 1978 at Ghana Films Studio in Accra. K. Frimpong was born on July 22nd, 1939 at Ofoase in the Ashanti-Akim district and entered right into music after elementary school by joining Star de Republic and later Oko's Band after which he left to go to K. Gyasy's band where he worked for more than six years. As a prolific songwriter and singer, this Frimpong reissue is an amazing album, a modern fusion of hi-life and soul. The excellent background is given by the famous Vis à Vis band, composed with the help of the great Collins Obiba Marfo. Originally produced on Ofo Bros, the label of the Ofori brothers in Kumasi, this four songs recording is a blend of danceable and spiritual soul and straight hi-life. A must have album of percussive Afro-funk. Remastered by Frank Merritt at The Carvery. Pressed on replika format.
HOW DO YOU ARE? RECORDINGS (GERMANY)
HDYARE 006CD
PRICE: $15.50
CAT #: HDYARE 006CD
FILE UNDER: ROCK
VA The Ladies Of Too Slow To Disco Vol. 2 CD
"Fairly gleams with joy... Captures the creativity and optimism of female musicians in '70s California." --The Guardian, on The Ladies of Too Slow to Disco Vol. 1 (HDYARE 003CD/LP, 2016)On Volume 2 of The Ladies Of Too Slow To Disco, DJ Supermarkt has brought together 16 compelling tunes and hidden gems from 1974-82 that tell a deeper, more political story, while taking the suave sounds you love into new territory: soul, gospel, and jazz. The songs on this compilation are from women who were taking control of their own careers, making an independent stance in the some of the most trying years for women in the history of the recording industry. In an effort to tell the often untold, yet deeply influential, stories of this delicious period of music, Volume 2 highlights songs from players who broke through the machismo that sat upon the glass ceiling before them to create classics. As with every TSTD release, you will uncover lost classics and should-have- been-hits into the overdue limelight. You'll find confessional funk and sultry disco, 5th Avenue flounce and soulful midnight aching. You will discover artists here who were movers and shakers from the 1970s Women's Music movement, artists determined to fashion a music industry that worked for them. You're in the company of musical royalty. The Ladies Of Too Slow To Disco Vol. 2 brings you the smartest writers and singers, Grammy winners and unforgettable performers, all at the peak of their powers. Features Terea, Marti Caine, Diane Tell, Lulu, Karla Bonoff, Franne Golde, Martee Lebous, Lonette McKee, Kristle Murden, Janis Siegel, Linda Tillery, Ullanda McCullough, Nicolette Larson, Valerie Carter, Elkie Brooks, and Holly Near.
HDYARE 006LP
PRICE: $23.50
CAT #: HDYARE 006LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
VA The Ladies Of Too Slow To Disco Vol. 2 2LP
Double LP version. "Fairly gleams with joy... Captures the creativity and optimism of female musicians in '70s California." --The Guardian, on The Ladies of Too Slow to Disco Vol. 1 (HDYARE 003CD/LP, 2016)On Volume 2 of The Ladies Of Too Slow To Disco, DJ Supermarkt has brought together 16 compelling tunes and hidden gems from 1974-82 that tell a deeper, more political story, while taking the suave sounds you love into new territory: soul, gospel, and jazz. The songs on this compilation are from women who were taking control of their own careers, making an independent stance in the some of the most trying years for women in the history of the recording industry. In an effort to tell the often untold, yet deeply influential, stories of this delicious period of music, Volume 2 highlights songs from players who broke through the machismo that sat upon the glass ceiling before them to create classics. As with every TSTD release, you will uncover lost classics and should-have- been-hits into the overdue limelight. You'll find confessional funk and sultry disco, 5th Avenue flounce and soulful midnight aching. You will discover artists here who were movers and shakers from the 1970s Women's Music movement, artists determined to fashion a music industry that worked for them. You're in the company of musical royalty. The Ladies Of Too Slow To Disco Vol. 2 brings you the smartest writers and singers, Grammy winners and unforgettable performers, all at the peak of their powers. Features Terea, Marti Caine, Diane Tell, Lulu, Karla Bonoff, Franne Golde, Martee Lebous, Lonette McKee, Kristle Murden, Janis Siegel, Linda Tillery, Ullanda McCullough, Nicolette Larson, Valerie Carter, Elkie Brooks, and Holly Near.
KINGSTON SOUNDS (UK)
KSCD 037CD
PRICE: $14.00
CAT #: KSCD 037CD
FILE UNDER: ROCK
VA Listen Up! Dub Classics CD
2020 repress. Listen Up! compiles classic dub tracks, many from the hands of King Tubby. Welcome to the dub sound from Jamaica: although remembered as an early '70s phenomenon, the dub sound can be dated back as early as 1968. Vocal records were cut back to the bone with only bass and drums, and sometimes instruments and vocals faded in and out with echo and reverb to make a great new version. By the mid-seventies it became the norm for records to carry a "version" (dub) B-side and in fact many records were bought for this reason, especially if they were known to come from the hands of the dub master himself, King Tubby. Other tracks on this collection include Barry Brown's "Why Fight The Dub," produced by Bunny Lee; Tubby's "A Better Version," based on Horace Andy's "Better Collie"; and Don Carlos' "My Brethren In Dub." CD version features two bonus tracks.
LEOPARD (GERMANY)
N 77055CD
PRICE: $15.50
CAT #: N 77055CD
FILE UNDER: JAZZ
PETERSON, RICKY Drop Shot CD
Ricky Peterson's Long Shot was realized alongside the rhythm section of his brother Paul Peterson (aka St. Paul -- who was a bass plater and member of the two groups formed by Prince: The Family and The Time), renown jazz/funk drummer Gene Lake, guitarist Bruno H. M. Müller (i.e. Blank & Jones and ex-member of Mezzoforte) and the WDR Big Band conducted by Bob Mintzer. Ricky Peterson is one of the most sought-after studio and session keyboard players and producers in America. While continuing as the musical director for saxophonist David Sanborn, Ricky has as well a solo career as a vocalist/keyboardist. He co-produced "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" for Prince and continues to produce for many other artists. Liner notes by Ben Sidran. CD version comes in a digipak and includes booklet.
N 78055LP
PRICE: $21.00
CAT #: N 78055LP
FILE UNDER: JAZZ
PETERSON, RICKY Drop Shot LP
LP version. 180 gram vinyl; includes printed inner sleeve. Ricky Peterson's Long Shot was realized alongside the rhythm section of his brother Paul Peterson (aka St. Paul -- who was a bass plater and member of the two groups formed by Prince: The Family and The Time), renown jazz/funk drummer Gene Lake, guitarist Bruno H. M. Müller (i.e. Blank & Jones and ex-member of Mezzoforte) and the WDR Big Band conducted by Bob Mintzer. Ricky Peterson is one of the most sought-after studio and session keyboard players and producers in America. While continuing as the musical director for saxophonist David Sanborn, Ricky has as well a solo career as a vocalist/keyboardist. He co-produced "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" for Prince and continues to produce for many other artists. Liner notes by Ben Sidran.
LIVELY YOUTH (ITALY)
LVY 524LP
PRICE: $21.00
CAT #: LVY 524LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
JOY DIVISION Atrocity Exhibition: Live In Paris December 18th, 1979 LP
2020 repressed. More stunning live material to come out of the vaults... Ian Curtis and company recorded this live at the legendary Les Bains Douches in Paris on December 18th, 1979. Containing great versions of "Love Will Tear Us Apart", "Shadowplay", "Atmosphere", "Transmission", and more, this is one of the most classic live sets of the group's storied career.
MENTAL EXPERIENCE (SPAIN)
MENT 029CD
PRICE: $17.00
CAT #: MENT 029CD
FILE UNDER: ROCK
PICCOLO, STEVE Domestic Exile CD
Mental Experience present the first ever reissue of Steve Piccolo's debut album from 1982, Domestic Exile. A hidden gem of minimalist beauty, mixing a post-punk/DIY/lo-fi aesthetic with art-rock and spoken poetry. Steve Piccolo has been in active since the mid-1970s in music, theater, performance art, sound installations, video and film soundtracks. In 1979, he started with the Lurie brothers the "fake jazz"/no wave band, Lounge Lizards. Domestic Exile was recorded one year after the seminal Lounge Lizards debut, at a time when Steve was living a kinda schizophrenic existence: working at Wall Street by day and going to clubs and art spaces almost every evening (he was one of the artists filmed for the no wave documentary 135 Grand Street New York 1979). Early on, he was influenced by Mose Allison, Tom Lehrer, Randy Newman, and "people who put thoughtful witty lyrics onto rather standard pop music". In just two weeks, Steve wrote the collection of songs which would form Domestic Exile. Somebody described them as "Neurotic City Folklore" as the lyrics dealt with living in NYC, urban angst, isolation, yuppies, nuclear paranoia. The recording took place at the ZBS Foundation in New York, engineered by Bob Bielecki (a collaborator of Laurie Anderson and La Monte Young). Steve sang, played electric guitar, bass/double bass and percussion. He was joined by Lounge Lizards bandmate Evan Lurie on Farfisa keyboard and G. Lindahl on synth. Although one of the tracks, the catchy "I Don't Want To Join A Cult", was an underground hit in Manhattan -- even Debbie Harry (Blondie) wanted to do a cover version -- no one expressed interest in releasing Domestic Exile. Soon after, Steve went to Italy and Domestic Exile was finally released on a local label. The result was a minimalist art-rock masterpiece which could be described as a lo-fi version of John Cale's Music For A New Society. Sadly, the quality of the original pressing was not very good and there was a mistake with a couple of song titles/running order. These issues have been fixed for this new reissue. Carefully remastered by Gak Sato. Includes insert with detailed liner notes and track-by-track comments by Steve plus lyrics."I was always fascinated by society's total dropouts, and by the idea of surviving completely outside the system, without an identity, papers, money, job, family. But not without friends... that would be unthinkable, unnecessary cruelty." --Steve Piccolo
MENT 029LP
PRICE: $25.50
CAT #: MENT 029LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
PICCOLO, STEVE Domestic Exile LP
LP version. Mental Experience present the first ever reissue of Steve Piccolo's debut album from 1982, Domestic Exile. A hidden gem of minimalist beauty, mixing a post-punk/DIY/lo-fi aesthetic with art-rock and spoken poetry. Steve Piccolo has been in active since the mid-1970s in music, theater, performance art, sound installations, video and film soundtracks. In 1979, he started with the Lurie brothers the "fake jazz"/no wave band, Lounge Lizards. Domestic Exile was recorded one year after the seminal Lounge Lizards debut, at a time when Steve was living a kinda schizophrenic existence: working at Wall Street by day and going to clubs and art spaces almost every evening (he was one of the artists filmed for the no wave documentary 135 Grand Street New York 1979). Early on, he was influenced by Mose Allison, Tom Lehrer, Randy Newman, and "people who put thoughtful witty lyrics onto rather standard pop music". In just two weeks, Steve wrote the collection of songs which would form Domestic Exile. Somebody described them as "Neurotic City Folklore" as the lyrics dealt with living in NYC, urban angst, isolation, yuppies, nuclear paranoia. The recording took place at the ZBS Foundation in New York, engineered by Bob Bielecki (a collaborator of Laurie Anderson and La Monte Young). Steve sang, played electric guitar, bass/double bass and percussion. He was joined by Lounge Lizards bandmate Evan Lurie on Farfisa keyboard and G. Lindahl on synth. Although one of the tracks, the catchy "I Don't Want To Join A Cult", was an underground hit in Manhattan -- even Debbie Harry (Blondie) wanted to do a cover version -- no one expressed interest in releasing Domestic Exile. Soon after, Steve went to Italy and Domestic Exile was finally released on a local label. The result was a minimalist art-rock masterpiece which could be described as a lo-fi version of John Cale's Music For A New Society. Sadly, the quality of the original pressing was not very good and there was a mistake with a couple of song titles/running order. These issues have been fixed for this new reissue. Carefully remastered by Gak Sato. Includes insert with detailed liner notes and track-by-track comments by Steve plus lyrics."I was always fascinated by society's total dropouts, and by the idea of surviving completely outside the system, without an identity, papers, money, job, family. But not without friends... that would be unthinkable, unnecessary cruelty." --Steve Piccolo
MENT 030CD
PRICE: $17.00
CAT #: MENT 030CD
FILE UNDER: EXPERIMENTAL
BOMIS PRENDIN Clear Memory CD
Mental Experience present the first ever reissue of Bomis Prendin's Clear Memory, originally released in 1984. Formed in 1978, Bomis Prendin is a collective of experimental "noisicians" from Washington DC, pioneers within the DIY, Industrial, cassette culture, and experimental electronics scene. Using cassette recorders, mutated musical toys, electric guitars, bass, rewired circuitry, analog pedal effects, and cheap keyboards, they recorded and released in the late '70s a couple of astounding flexi-discs (Test and Phantom Limb) which led to them being included on the infamous Nurse With Wound list. Clear Memory was originally released in 1984 only on cassette (50 copies) and it's an incredible example of DIY mutant psychedelic pop and homemade electronic weirdness which sounds years ahead of its time. "Clear Memoryreveals a wonderland of sense-expanding psychedelic potentiality lurking below the surface." --Mutant Sounds "Their music features an incredible variety of sounds, images and structures that places it somewhere between slightly mutated rock and roll and pure experimental composition." --Gary Indiana (Modern World) RIYL: Residents, Chrome, Cabaret Voltaire, Faust, Throbbing Gristle, Cluster, Olivia Tremor Control... Master tape sound. Four-page insert with liner notes by Klemen Breznikar (It's Psychedelic, Baby). CD version includes one bonus track.
MENT 030LP
PRICE: $25.50
CAT #: MENT 030LP
FILE UNDER: EXPERIMENTAL
BOMIS PRENDIN Clear Memory LP
LP version. LP version includes digital download card; includes CD bonus track. Mental Experience present the first ever reissue of Bomis Prendin's Clear Memory, originally released in 1984. Formed in 1978, Bomis Prendin is a collective of experimental "noisicians" from Washington DC, pioneers within the DIY, Industrial, cassette culture, and experimental electronics scene. Using cassette recorders, mutated musical toys, electric guitars, bass, rewired circuitry, analog pedal effects, and cheap keyboards, they recorded and released in the late '70s a couple of astounding flexi-discs (Test and Phantom Limb) which led to them being included on the infamous Nurse With Wound list. Clear Memory was originally released in 1984 only on cassette (50 copies) and it's an incredible example of DIY mutant psychedelic pop and homemade electronic weirdness which sounds years ahead of its time. "Clear Memoryreveals a wonderland of sense-expanding psychedelic potentiality lurking below the surface." --Mutant Sounds "Their music features an incredible variety of sounds, images and structures that places it somewhere between slightly mutated rock and roll and pure experimental composition." --Gary Indiana (Modern World) RIYL: Residents, Chrome, Cabaret Voltaire, Faust, Throbbing Gristle, Cluster, Olivia Tremor Control... Master tape sound. Four-page insert with liner notes by Klemen Breznikar (It's Psychedelic, Baby). CD version includes one bonus track.
NOTON (GERMANY)
NOTON 049CD
PRICE: $15.50
CAT #: NOTON 049CD
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
ALVA NOTO Xerrox Vol. 4 CD
Alva Noto returns to his much awaited Xerrox project with Vol. 4, the fourth installment of the five-piece intended series based on the concept of digital replication of source material. Using the process of copying as a basis, the Xerrox series deals with the manipulation of data by means of endless reproduction. Due to the inherent fallacy of the procedure involving the making of copies made from other copies, everyday sounds become so altered that they can be hardly associated with the source material. As a result, entirely new sounds are created: copies of originals become originals themselves. Following Xerrox Vol. 1 (R-N 078CD/LP, 2007), Vol. 2 (R-N 103LP, 2009), Vol. 3 (R-N 159CD/LP, 2015), Carsten Nicolai continues the pentalogy eluding the accuracy and precise sound design for which he's renowned, and turning to a more harmony-driven composition technique. Unlike the previous Xerrox albums, whose starting point is a set of samples extracted from external sources and fragments of recordings, Vol. 4 compounds under a unified cinematic soundscape, warm chords, thrumming digital ambiences, liquified electronics, drones, and noise sustained by floods of strings. The tension between the organic warmth and static curves, broad tones into distant roars and electronic cascade of sounds. While Alva Noto's oeuvre is predominantly affiliated with pristine sound design, Xerrox holds more intimate gestures and emotional sensibility. This fourth volume shuns further from the conceptualism and orderliness of prior musical outputs, ranging from heart-warming elegies to mind-bending sci-fi projections in extrasolar territories.
NOTON 049LP
PRICE: $25.00
CAT #: NOTON 049LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
ALVA NOTO Xerrox Vol. 4 2LP
Double LP version. Alva Noto returns to his much awaited Xerrox project with Vol. 4, the fourth installment of the five-piece intended series based on the concept of digital replication of source material. Using the process of copying as a basis, the Xerrox series deals with the manipulation of data by means of endless reproduction. Due to the inherent fallacy of the procedure involving the making of copies made from other copies, everyday sounds become so altered that they can be hardly associated with the source material. As a result, entirely new sounds are created: copies of originals become originals themselves. Following Xerrox Vol. 1 (R-N 078CD/LP, 2007), Vol. 2 (R-N 103LP, 2009), Vol. 3 (R-N 159CD/LP, 2015), Carsten Nicolai continues the pentalogy eluding the accuracy and precise sound design for which he's renowned, and turning to a more harmony-driven composition technique. Unlike the previous Xerrox albums, whose starting point is a set of samples extracted from external sources and fragments of recordings, Vol. 4 compounds under a unified cinematic soundscape, warm chords, thrumming digital ambiences, liquified electronics, drones, and noise sustained by floods of strings. The tension between the organic warmth and static curves, broad tones into distant roars and electronic cascade of sounds. While Alva Noto's oeuvre is predominantly affiliated with pristine sound design, Xerrox holds more intimate gestures and emotional sensibility. This fourth volume shuns further from the conceptualism and orderliness of prior musical outputs, ranging from heart-warming elegies to mind-bending sci-fi projections in extrasolar territories.
OPTIC NERVE (UK)
ON 206EP
PRICE: $12.00
CAT #: ON 206EP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
VASELINES, THE Son Of A Gun 7"
First appearance on 7" for The Vaselines' classic debut single that was originally released on 53rd & 3rd Records in 1987. Two of the three tracks that were on the 12" are included in this version. Color vinyl ; includes postcard and poster.
OUT-SIDER (SPAIN)
OSR 079LP
PRICE: $25.50
CAT #: OSR 079LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
PEABODY CO. Peabody Co. LP
Famous for their freaked-out ride down "Tobbaco Road" (included on the now legendary A Fistful Of Fuzz comp), Peabody Co. were a mysterious US band who left behind a set of 10" acetates, collected here for the first time. Late '60s acid-punk/garage-psych, featuring seven self-penned songs plus three terrific cover versions of "I Can't Explain" (The Who), "Let's Live For Today" (Rokes/Grass Roots) and the aforementioned "Tobbaco Road" (based on the Blues Magoos cover, but including an extended crazed theremin/drum freak out!) RIYL: The Bachs, Blues Magoos, Mystery Meat. Carefully remastered sound by Tim Warren.NYC psych collector Mike Ascherman recalls how he came to acquire the acetates: "Pyramid Records was a classic small used record store that opened in 1982 or 1983 and was open for about ten years. It was a gold mine for psych and private press LPs in a time when there was virtually no competition in the city for those. On the day it opened, psych collector/dealer Paul Major walked in and found a copy of Gandalf the Grey. That was but the tip of the iceberg. Not long after, I made my first trip there one day after work, and it immediately became my favorite store. Over the years, I became friends with both owners. As a result, I was often given the opportunity to see the new psych arrivals before they were placed in the bins in addition to my usual digging through the store. This led to me being able to buy the first known copies of such gems as Daybreak on RPC and the first BLO LP. One day in 1990, I came into the store and was shown a set of 10" acetates that one of the owners had just unearthed in one of his well-guarded secret digging spots. He asked me if I'd ever heard of a band called Peabody Co., to which I replied I had not. He then played their cover of 'Tobacco Road' and I was instantly hooked. He then offered the set to me at a moderately hefty but very reasonable price. It took me about two seconds to hand him the cash. The rest is, as they say, history, leading up to now, when they are finally being given the LP release they should have had over 50 years ago."
PUSS (GERMANY)
PUSS 20201EP
PRICE: $14.00
CAT #: PUSS 20201EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
BB Hey Ladies 12"
Another limited-edition PUSS release, each copy with a unique, real human kiss mark.
RUNNING BACK (GERMANY)
RB 022EP
PRICE: $14.00
CAT #: RB 022EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
SULEIMAN, MIM Nyuli 12"
2020 repress. Running Back presents Mim Suleiman. The Zanzibar-born and Sheffield-based singer/songwriter/performer made quite a name for herself on Afrobeat stages with her mixture of East African vocals and percussive traditions. Nyuli is the first single accompanying her album Tungi, which has Mim singing and writing in her native tongue, Swahili, and is a mixture of Afro beat, rhythm trax and futuristic pop music. There's also a nice dub for extended mixing pleasure. Produced by Maurice Fulton.
SLOWDOWN RECORDS (JAPAN)
SDRSW 061LP
PRICE: $29.00
CAT #: SDRSW 061LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
MERZBOW X KAORU SATO Kyoto Oct 21 2018 LP
First collaboration ever between Japanese noise legend Merzbow and visionary/provocateur Kaoru Sato of R.N.A. Organism (Vanity Records) and EP-4 (WRWTFWW). Side A: live recording of Merzbow and Kaoru Sato's first live collaboration ever. Recorded October 21st, 2018 at Metro Club in Kyoto for a three-label showcase with avant-garde imprints Slowdown, Phonon, and Kyoh Records. Side B: Solo sessions by each artist that took place after the joint performance on the same night. Edited and mixed in their respective studios.
SOMMOR RECORDS (SPAIN)
SOMM 060LP
PRICE: $25.50
CAT #: SOMM 060LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
WARLOCK 40 Anos Antes LP
Split release by Sommor Records and Pakistan Rock And Roll Crusade. Warlock could be considered the first satanic/occult hard-rock band from Spain. With roots in proto-doom band Necrophagus, formed in Madrid by singer/guitar player Victor Ramos in 1974, Warlock were heavily influenced by Black Sabbath, Lucifer's Friend, and Hawkwind, but they were too dark and wild-looking for the record companies of the time. During their brief existence, 1977-79, they supported the Ian Gillan Band at the Teatro Monumental, Madrid, 1979. They also shared stage with bands like Burning, Cai, Teddy Bautista & Canarios, Azahar, John Martyn, Eduardo Bort, etc. In 1978, they recorded a bunch of demos, collected here for the first time. Raw and wild lo-fi psychedelic hard-rock/proto-doom with space-rock touches. Eight self-penned songs with titles like "Archives Of The Universe", "Cortocircuito", "Earth", "Control Perdido", "Space Ritual" (which is not a Hawkwind cover but a tribute to Dave Brock's band, whom Victor once met in France), plus a cover of Black Sabbath's "Paranoid". RIYL: Black Sabbath, Lucifer's Friend, Pentagram, Hawkwind... Includes color insert with photos/memorabilia and liner notes.
SOMM 061LP
PRICE: $25.50
CAT #: SOMM 061LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
HACKENSACK Up The Hardway LP
Sommor Records present the first ever official vinyl reissue of Hackensack's Up The Hardway, originally released in 1974. Classic, raw UK blues-hard-rock from 1973 featuring powerful guitar player/vocalist Nicky Moore. With a name taken from a Thelonious Monk album track, Hackensack became in the early '70s one of Britain's hardest rocking and hardest working acts and are still remembered fondly today by those who experienced their unforgettable, powerhouse live shows. Up The Hard Way was their debut album, recorded in late '73 at De Lane Lea Studios, Wembley, and released the following year on the Polydor label, housed in a fab sleeve by Jim Fitzpatrick. Musically, it's a varied album which goes from hard-rock to blues and rural rock. Includes an eight-page insert telling the comprehensive history of the group from their Gas Avenue roots in 1969 to 2019, plus many rare photos and memorabilia; extensive liner notes by Pete Sarfas. A must for all fans of a band who deserved to be as big as Free. Original artwork. Master tape sound. 8-page insert reproducing the original insert plus & rare photos / memorabilia From original masters. Insert with full band history by Pete Sarfas of Audio Archives plus rare photos and memorabilia.
SOUFFLE CONTINU RECORDS (FRANCE)
FFL 060CD
PRICE: $14.00
CAT #: FFL 060CD
FILE UNDER: EXPERIMENTAL
LE THEATRE DU CHENE NOIR Aurora CD
Souffle Continu Records present a reissue Le Théâtre du Chêne Noir's Aurora, originally released in 1971. In 1972, Steve Lacy recorded Solo, one of the gems in his discography, in the Théâtre du Chêne Noir in Avignon. The previous year (which was also the year in which Aurora appeared), the eponymous group of actors led by Gérard Gelas, took up residence in what was a 12th century chapel. The Théâtre du Chêne Noir is therefore not just the name of a space open to all kinds of artistic audacity, but also the name of the great Theatre Group which resides there. Gérard Terronès showed some flair when he published, in 1971 on Futura, the first album by Théâtre du Chêne Noir. It has to be said that the group run by Gérard Gelas was right up his street: non-conformist, eccentric, protesting, just so alive... Singing too, as you can still hear today on Aurora, recorded at Avignon the 22nd and 23rd of June 1971. Aurora, which had been created a few weeks earlier at Ariane Mnouchkine's Théâtre du Soleil, is according to, Gelas' own words, a fantastic tale with actor musicians who play out the fabulous story of the Earth, and children who fight against terrifying bird men who fly from planet to planet to enslave the inhabitants and become the masters of the universe. It is an ambitious subject and thankfully (even more so for the album than for the play), the actors are also excellent musicians! If you can find Chêne Noir between Checkpoint Charlie and Chillum in the Nurse With Wound List created by Steven Stapleton and John Fothergill, Aurora is closer to Stances à Sophie by the Art Ensemble Of Chicago and the Divine Comédie by Bernard Parmegiani and François Bayle. So, move forward cautiously in this landscape of recitals and songs, of mysteries and cries, where saxophones and flutes, electric guitars and percussions spring up... Could the tragic climax have been possible without music? The Théâtre du Chêne Noir replies no to the question and creates a fascinating mix of text and music without one dominating the other. Enjoy the show! Remastered from the master tapes. Licensed from Futura / Marge. CD version includes two bonus, unreleased tracks from the Miss Madona EP.
FFL 060LP
PRICE: $23.00
CAT #: FFL 060LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
LE THEATRE DU CHENE NOIR Aurora LP
LP version. First vinyl reissue. Souffle Continu Records present a reissue Le Théâtre du Chêne Noir's Aurora, originally released in 1971. In 1972, Steve Lacy recorded Solo, one of the gems in his discography, in the Théâtre du Chêne Noir in Avignon. The previous year (which was also the year in which Aurora appeared), the eponymous group of actors led by Gérard Gelas, took up residence in what was a 12th century chapel. The Théâtre du Chêne Noir is therefore not just the name of a space open to all kinds of artistic audacity, but also the name of the great Theatre Group which resides there. Gérard Terronès showed some flair when he published, in 1971 on Futura, the first album by Théâtre du Chêne Noir. It has to be said that the group run by Gérard Gelas was right up his street: non-conformist, eccentric, protesting, just so alive... Singing too, as you can still hear today on Aurora, recorded at Avignon the 22nd and 23rd of June 1971. Aurora, which had been created a few weeks earlier at Ariane Mnouchkine's Théâtre du Soleil, is according to, Gelas' own words, a fantastic tale with actor musicians who play out the fabulous story of the Earth, and children who fight against terrifying bird men who fly from planet to planet to enslave the inhabitants and become the masters of the universe. It is an ambitious subject and thankfully (even more so for the album than for the play), the actors are also excellent musicians! If you can find Chêne Noir between Checkpoint Charlie and Chillum in the Nurse With Wound List created by Steven Stapleton and John Fothergill, Aurora is closer to Stances à Sophie by the Art Ensemble Of Chicago and the Divine Comédie by Bernard Parmegiani and François Bayle. So, move forward cautiously in this landscape of recitals and songs, of mysteries and cries, where saxophones and flutes, electric guitars and percussions spring up... Could the tragic climax have been possible without music? The Théâtre du Chêne Noir replies no to the question and creates a fascinating mix of text and music without one dominating the other. Enjoy the show! Remastered from the master tapes. Licensed from Futura / Marge.
STEPPAS RECORDS (UK)
AO 2021LP
PRICE: $29.00
CAT #: AO 2021LP
FILE UNDER: WORLD
ALPHA & OMEGA Shadrach, Meshach And Abednego LP
UK dub pioneers Alpha & Omega represent a major part of the foundation of soundsystem culture and bass music migration from Jamaica, via the UK, to the world. Formed in the 1980s and with over 30 studio albums to their name, A&O deliver their latest production. Shadrach, Meshach And Abednego is a remarkable return to the mystical UK dub sound introduced by A&O in the 1980s. A powerful album in both word and sound featuring some of the greatest conscious reggae vocalists of our time; Danny Red, Joseph Lalibela, Wellette Seyon, Ras Tinny, and Nai-Jah.
ASCD 013-14CD
PRICE: $12.00
CAT #: ASCD 013-14CD
FILE UNDER: WORLD
ALPHA STEPPA Raise The Ark 2CD
Raise The Ark, the new album from Alpha Steppa, marks ten years of Steppas Records.Z This vocal-dub album defies convention and introduces the listener to a new world of soundsystem music. Raise The Ark evolves and expands the distinct avant-guard dub style of Alpha Steppa, exploring the realms of hip hop, trap, trad, folk, and bass music. True to the Steppas Records ethos, the music carries a deep and crucial message, covering current and timeless topics; from the climate crisis, sociopolitical issues, to roots, culture and spirituality. Working closely with known artists from the Steppas imprint and as we have come to expect, introducing us to new and emerging talent from across the globe. Raise The Ark features include; Pupa Jim of Stand High Patrol (France), Sista Awa (Italy/Senegal), Cian Finn (Ireland), Ras Tinny (Suriname), Nai-Jah (Nigeria), Tenor Youthman (Russia), Eva Keyes (Ireland), and Block Mameli (Italy/Ghana). The collection features evocative and provocative vocal tracks and thundering instrumental/dub mixes. Raise The Ark is a truly eclectic, profound and exciting album not to be missed. In partnership with onetreeplanted.org we will plant a tree in Ethiopia for every record sold. "One of the most prolific and inventive dub producers around" --Wire. "A serious player in the soundsystem world" --Mixmag.
ASLP 013-14LP
PRICE: $33.00
CAT #: ASLP 013-14LP
FILE UNDER: WORLD
ALPHA STEPPA Raise The Ark 2LP
Double LP version. Raise The Ark, the new album from Alpha Steppa, marks ten years of Steppas Records. This vocal-dub album defies convention and introduces the listener to a new world of soundsystem music. Raise The Ark evolves and expands the distinct avant-guard dub style of Alpha Steppa, exploring the realms of hip hop, trap, trad, folk, and bass music. True to the Steppas Records ethos, the music carries a deep and crucial message, covering current and timeless topics; from the climate crisis, sociopolitical issues, to roots, culture and spirituality. Working closely with known artists from the Steppas imprint and as we have come to expect, introducing us to new and emerging talent from across the globe. Raise The Ark features include; Pupa Jim of Stand High Patrol (France), Sista Awa (Italy/Senegal), Cian Finn (Ireland), Ras Tinny (Suriname), Nai-Jah (Nigeria), Tenor Youthman (Russia), Eva Keyes (Ireland), and Block Mameli (Italy/Ghana). The collection features evocative and provocative vocal tracks and thundering instrumental/dub mixes. Raise The Ark is a truly eclectic, profound and exciting album not to be missed. In partnership with onetreeplanted.org we will plant a tree in Ethiopia for every record sold. "One of the most prolific and inventive dub producers around" --Wire. "A serious player in the soundsystem world" --Mixmag.
STRANGELOVE MUSIC (GERMANY)
SL 104LP
PRICE: $25.00
CAT #: SL 104LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
HARRIS & MARIA MARQUEZ, FRANK Echoes LP
2020 repress. Echoes is the ethno-wave love child of collaborators Frank Harris and Maria Marquez. A collection of sublime songs dating back to '85, avant-pop flourishes are married here to the heart strings of a synthetic Amazon -- think Music From Memory's Outro Tempo (MFM 016CD/LP, 2017) meets a tropical Sade. With much contemporary interest in South American electronic music, Echoes is a window into two musicians prescient dreamings of tradition, melody, and technology. Reveling in the embrace of Maria's Venezuelan roots amd folklore visions, combined with Frank's custom Synclavier synth station, songs such as "Canto Del Pílon" and "Tonada de Ordeño" resonate with a charged future/primitive electricity; Maria's song-to-a-siren vocals mainline with Frank's lush sonic alchemy. Mastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy. A portion of Echoes profits will go to Venezuelan charity. 180 gram vinyl with printed deluxe sleeve; Full size graphic insert; Includes two-sided, full-size insert.
TAMBOURHINOCEROS (DENMARK)
TAMB 250LP
PRICE: $21.00
CAT #: TAMB 250LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
MOLINA Vanilla Shell LP
Danish-born Molina writes, performs, produces, and co-mixes all songs herself resulting in pop music with an experimental approach to songwriting. The Vanilla Shell EP features songs like "Venus" which has been lauded as one of 2019's best tracks, and "Hey Kids" which has gained Molina thousands of new fans on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, and TikTok. The EP also features the single "Parasito" that is half-Chilean Molina's first song sung in Spanish. RIYL: Jenny Hval, Grimes, John Maus, Molly Nilsson, Fever Ray, SOPHIE, Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys. Features Late Verlane.
TAMB 273CD
PRICE: $15.50
CAT #: TAMB 273CD
FILE UNDER: ROCK
SCHOOL OF X Armlock CD
On his debut album, Armlock, School Of X refines his emotional indie pop into an explosive and adventurous sound that resonates with indie aficionados and wider audiences alike. School Of X, Mo's drummer and musical director Rasmus Littauer, is ready with his debut album following his acclaimed EPs Destiny (2019) and Faded. Dream (2017). On Armlock, School Of X refines his emotional indie pop into an explosive and adventurous sound that resonates with indie aficionados and wider audiences alike. RIYL: The Flaming Lips, Jadu Heart, Lana Del Rey, Lykke Li, Blood Orange, Cat Power, Sault, Børns.
TAMB 273LP
PRICE: $21.00
CAT #: TAMB 273LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
SCHOOL OF X Armlock LP
LP version. On his debut album, Armlock, School Of X refines his emotional indie pop into an explosive and adventurous sound that resonates with indie aficionados and wider audiences alike. School Of X, Mo's drummer and musical director Rasmus Littauer, is ready with his debut album following his acclaimed EPs Destiny (2019) and Faded. Dream (2017). On Armlock, School Of X refines his emotional indie pop into an explosive and adventurous sound that resonates with indie aficionados and wider audiences alike. RIYL: The Flaming Lips, Jadu Heart, Lana Del Rey, Lykke Li, Blood Orange, Cat Power, Sault, Børns.
TAXI GAUCHE RECORDS (SWITZERLAND)
TAXI 013LP
PRICE: $22.00
CAT #: TAXI 013LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
AVALLONE, KYLE Last Minute Man LP
While establishing himself in the NYC music scene playing with artists like Cut Worms and Shilpa Ray, Kyle Avallone began working at home on what would become his new solo project, a dark and moody world where he could investigate the layers of romantic turmoil, hedonistic habits, and ordinary life. His debut album, Last Minute Man, is a sleazy offering of Casiotones covered in barroom smoke and crimson cabaret light; a scuzzed-out tower of songs that takes you on a late-night escapade littered with neon signs, bathroom debauchery, and 3AM rendezvous. You could be nightclubbing in Berlin with the ghost of Rowland S. Howard, or zig-zagging across the floor of the Black Lodge with holes in your loafers, a tear in your dress. "I wanted to escape the day-to-day," says Avallone. That desire to run away permeates through all of the album's nine tracks. In the sloppy swagger of "The Haunted Screen," a fallen angel has broken a wing at the expense of love. Despite his soul-sucking existence, he flies on. On the hypnotic closer, "Take Me Away," Avallone pleas, "Let's sail the sea by night/The distant shore is bright/I've counted my cards, there's nothing for me here/Disappear." Of course, there are other ways to check out -- indulgence, excess, isolation. "Cruise Control" chronicles a night on the town in the manner of Bowie's Thin White Duke -- the pursuit of cold satisfaction and the untold numbness that follows. Over the incessant groove of "I'm Ready," a prophet, prince, or president lays claim to his throne and prepares for his ascension, as well as the end of days. "Somewhere You Can't Find Me" puts you on the other end of a desperate phone call from the depths of addiction, a lost soul's muddled goodbye. But don't be mistaken -- it's not all doom and gloom. Avallone's lyrics and delivery contain an undercurrent of wry flirtation that suggests these characters can see beyond their torture. The title track, "Last Minute Man," evokes the self-deprecation and gentle chauvinism of Leonard Cohen -- "When your drink is done/when the party's no fun/when you bite and bat, but still he don't come/that's when the light shines on me..." The romantic ballad, "Borrowed Spell," finds our seducer waiting in anxious anticipation, fearful of what consequences love may bring.
THE WIRE (UK)
WIRE 437
PRICE: $10.00
CAT #: WIRE 437
FILE UNDER: Misc
WIRE, THE #437 July 2020 MAG
"A Tangerine Dream special: A major multipart feature that delves into the past, present and future of the kosmiche overlords, soundtrack auteurs and electronic music dynasty, with interviews, essays and guides to the music. Armand Hammer: New York avant hiphop crew Billy Woods and Elucid break down their new album Shrines and making moves with their independent Backwoodz Studioz. Mopomoso: Philip Clark talks to improvising guitarist John Russell about the life and legacy of his London free music institution Mopomoso."
THIRD MAN RECORDS
TMR 638LP
PRICE: $29.00
CAT #: TMR 638LP
FILE UNDER: JAZZ
AYLER, ALBERT New Grass LP
"Albert Ayler's 1969 album New Grass has been misunderstood from the day of its release. The album finds Ayler experimenting with soul music and digging back into his R&B roots (he started his career playing saxophone with Chicago bluesman Little Walter), fusing it with the avant-garde free jazz (the one element of the record which garnered consistent praise) and adding the vocals of Rose Marie McCoy, The Soul Singers and Ayler himself. As if predicting the divisiveness of the record to follow, Ayler speaks directly to the listener and explains that New Grass is nothing like his albums before -- that it is of "a different dimension of his life" -- in the album opener "Message from Albert." New Grass deserves reconsideration, if not for the heavy grooves and surprising arrangements, then for its bravery in challenging norms of the time; by the '60s, jazz was well-accepted as a uniquely American art form, while soul as a genre was very much still seen as primitive. Ayler melds them together and creates something novel, adventurous, and completely his own. At the time of its release, despite its divisive reception, New Grass helped break down the unnecessary walls dividing genres and revealed music's potential freedoms. The album has gone on to influence generations of jazz, R&B, funk, hip hop, post punk, no wave and unshrinking artists like Pharaoh Sanders, Alice Coltrane, Funkadelic, Jungle Brothers, Red Krayola, Sonic Youth and Mark E. Smith. Third Man Records can't recommend this record highly enough. We are confident that it won't take but one listen for you to understand New Grass is an undeniable healing force."
TRUNK (UK)
JBH 087LP
PRICE: $23.50
CAT #: JBH 087LP
FILE UNDER: SOUNDTRACK
GEESIN, RON Pot-Boilers: Ron Geesin Soundtracks to Stephen Dwoskin Films 1966-1970 LP
Sublime, unique, sexy, and peculiar unreleased scores by electronic and jazz pioneer Ron Geesin, made for the films by maverick director Stephen Dwoskin. Geesin made great music and worked with Pink Floyd. Dwoskin made odd films, most of them are in the BFI permanent collection. These superb unreleased soundtracks come from a fascinating, progressive, and important period in British film history. They represent an intriguing collaboration between the lively Ron Geesin from Scotland and the American Stephen Dwoskin, who both met in London. Musically they are minimal, charismatic, and quite groundbreaking. Ron's soundtracks for Dwoskin' films, recorded in the Geesins's flat, encompassed Ron's very eclectic range of styles -- madcap piano and fretted banjo as well as tape manipulation. Aside from Ron's soundtracks, some of which belong to films that no longer exist (including Pot-Boiler). There was no London equivalent to the underground film scene that Dwoskin had known in New York, and his films remained unseen until such a scene began to come into being, in the autumn of 1966. Some of them made their debut at the Mercury Theatre, near Notting Hill Gate, that September. Dwoskin wrote Alone, starring Zelda Nelson (from Ron Rice's Chumlum), and Chinese Checkers, with Beverly Grant and Dwoskin's friend Joan Adler. Soon both Dwoskin and Geesin became involved in the nascent London Film-Makers' Co-op, which put on screenings in Better Books on Charing Cross Road. In the same autumn, Dwoskin moved into a flat almost opposite the Geesins on Elgin Crescent. More collaborations followed, including Naissant, on which Gavin Bryars, whom Geesin had met during a stint on the northern club circuit with novelty act Dr Crock and His Crackpots, played double bass. Around the end of 1967, Geesin released his first solo LP, A Raise of Eyebrows, and Dwoskin won recognition at the Fourth Experimental Film Competition, aka EXPRMNTL 4, an occasional film festival staged at Knokke-le-Zoute in Belgium. By now the films had optical soundtracks. For Moment, a single-shot film, Geesin provided his most experimental score yet. At the time of its debut in 1970, Dwoskin and the Geesins were sharing a house in Ladbroke Grove. By then, Ron was working with Pink Floyd, and soon afterwards he and Frankie moved out to the country, to be replaced by Bryars both in the house and as Dwoskin's principal collaborator. Until now these scores have remained part of the Geesin Archive and have never been issued. Sleeve notes by Ron Geesin.
VISHRA RECORDS
V 2010LP
PRICE: $20.00
CAT #: V 2010LP
FILE UNDER: WORLD
ROY, KALYANI The Virtuoso Of Sitar Vol. 1 LP
First vinyl reissue of this Indian classical masterpiece recorded by Shrimati Kalyani Roy in the late 1960s. Undoubtedly one of the most talented sitar players in the history of the instrument. She is considered as one the finest female players in a field that was dominated by her male counterparts. On these recordings, a two-volume set, she is accompanied by Manick Das (tabla) and Namita Chatterjee (tambura). Recorded in Japan on September 20th, 1974. Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 (V 2011LP) come as two separate LPs.
V 2011LP
PRICE: $20.00
CAT #: V 2011LP
FILE UNDER: WORLD
ROY, KALYANI The Virtuoso Of Sitar Vol. II LP
First vinyl reissue of this Indian classical masterpiece recorded by Shrimati Kalyani Roy in the late 1960s. Undoubtedly one of the most talented sitar players in the history of the instrument. She is considered as one the finest female players in a field that was dominated by her male counterparts. On these recordings, a two-volume set, she is accompanied by Manick Das (tabla) and Namita Chatterjee (tambura). Recorded in Japan on September 20th, 1974. Vol. 1 (V 2010LP) and Vol. 2 come as two separate LPs.
WATERGATE RECORDS (GERMANY)
WG 041EP
PRICE: $14.00
CAT #: WG 041EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
CHANDLER, KERRI Checkmate 12"
2020 repress. It's been quite a while since Kerri Chandler released on Watergate Records. It was 2014 when he dropped his Watergate 15 mix (WG 015CD) and The Watergate Files EP (WG 016EP). "Checkmate" is the epitome of a Kerri Chandler classic and has all the makings of a timeless future classic. With bold, soulful keys and massive analog drums, "Checkmate" elevates any dancefloor's intensity to meteoric levels. Steve Rachmad remixes the original and delivers an incredibly soulful techno revision while Watergate mainstay Cinthie hands over an expertly crafted modern twist with classic appeal.
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