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Forced Exposure New Releases for the Week of 1/4/2021

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New music is due from Lustmord and Nicolas Horvath, Steffen Basho-Junghans, and Hooshyar Khayam and Bamdad Afshar, while old music is due from Gil Scott-Heron, RJF, and Spectrum.

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30M RECORDS (GERMANY)
30M 001CD
PRICE: $15.50
CAT #: 30M 001CD
FILE UNDER: WORLD
KHAYAM/BAMDAD AFSHAR, HOOSHYAR Raaz CD
30M Records is a platform for a new generation of Persian musicians who are connecting provinces and cosmopolitan capitals, Iran and the world outside, tradition and contemporaneity, through their music. The label, created by German music industry veteran and Persia enthusiast, Matthias Koch aims at showcasing emerging Iranian talent to an international audience. "I believe in exchange and communication as a way to bring people closer together. Clear up misunderstandings, if you want. Music, to my mind, can be one of the most powerful tools in this regard." With a focus on musicians who are reviving the country's musical heritage by incorporating centuries old instrumentation and style in modern-day interpretations, production techniques and compositions, 30M Records bridges the gap between traditional and contemporary Iranian music. 30M shines a light on this new and yet overlooked scene of modern Iranian musicians who continue to draw on their past to create avant-garde music. "I believe that modern Iranian music which slowly starts to embrace the traditional musical heritage of the country, is probably one of the coolest music developments to happen in a while," muses Koch. 30M Records will be launched with its first album, Raaz ("Secret"). The project, a collaborative endeavor by musicians Hooshyar Khayam and Bamdad Afshar, aims to shed light on the few remaining artists and keepers of Iranian folk music tradition by incorporating the ancient Baluchi rhythms from the country's south within a mixed-medium frame of electronics, prepared piano, strings and vocal recordings.
30M 001LP
PRICE: $31.00
CAT #: 30M 001LP
FILE UNDER: WORLD
KHAYAM/BAMDAD AFSHAR, HOOSHYAR Raaz LP
LP version. 180 gram vinyl. 30M Records is a platform for a new generation of Persian musicians who are connecting provinces and cosmopolitan capitals, Iran and the world outside, tradition and contemporaneity, through their music. The label, created by German music industry veteran and Persia enthusiast, Matthias Koch aims at showcasing emerging Iranian talent to an international audience. "I believe in exchange and communication as a way to bring people closer together. Clear up misunderstandings, if you want. Music, to my mind, can be one of the most powerful tools in this regard." With a focus on musicians who are reviving the country's musical heritage by incorporating centuries old instrumentation and style in modern-day interpretations, production techniques and compositions, 30M Records bridges the gap between traditional and contemporary Iranian music. 30M shines a light on this new and yet overlooked scene of modern Iranian musicians who continue to draw on their past to create avant-garde music. "I believe that modern Iranian music which slowly starts to embrace the traditional musical heritage of the country, is probably one of the coolest music developments to happen in a while," muses Koch. 30M Records will be launched with its first album, Raaz ("Secret"). The project, a collaborative endeavor by musicians Hooshyar Khayam and Bamdad Afshar, aims to shed light on the few remaining artists and keepers of Iranian folk music tradition by incorporating the ancient Baluchi rhythms from the country's south within a mixed-medium frame of electronics, prepared piano, strings and vocal recordings.
A COLOURFUL STORM (AUSTRALIA)
ACOLOUR 031LP
PRICE: $23.00
CAT #: ACOLOUR 031LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
SUBURBAN CRACKED COLLECTIVE Swimming Amongst The Dregs LP
A Colourful Storm presents a piece of the contemporary Australian underground. Suburban Cracked Collective is the project of Shaun Leacy, a figure with ties to Hour House, Castings, and Altered States Tapes but otherwise shrouded in mystery. His private-pressed album, Private Failings was a cult hit of 2019, nabbing the attention of The Trilogy Tapes, Free Form Freakout, and the WFMU freaks. Swimming Amongst The Dregs is the follow-up and is an unbelievable mesh of concrète, electronics, and un-pop overtones. Future classic for those into Dean Blunt, Kallista Kult, and the subdued projects of James Ferraro. Full color artwork; edition of 250.
ALTERNATIVE FOX (UK)
FOX 026LP
PRICE: $17.50
CAT #: FOX 026LP
FILE UNDER: JAZZ
COLTRANE, ALICE Africa, Live At The Carnegie Hall 1971 LP
2020 restock. The musician and spiritual seeker Alice Coltrane was much more than just John Coltrane's second wife. One of the few harpists to feature prominently in jazz, she was also a renowned pianist and composer and her interest in spiritual matters greatly helped steer her husband deeper into Krishna consciousness, which had significant bearing on his music, most notably evident on A Love Supreme (1965). This mesmerizing performance, held at Carnegie Hall four years after John's untimely passing as part of a benefit event for Swami Satchidananda's Integral Yoga Institute, comprised a stunning and largely improvised rendition of Coltrane's "Africa," with Alice's subtle piano and harp expressions excellently framed by the wailing saxes of Pharaoh Sanders and Archie Shepp, Cecil McBee and Jimmy Garrison trading non-standard bass lines, a dual drum onslaught from Clifford Jarvis and Ed Blackwell, along with members of the Institute on harmonium and tamboura.
ALTZMUSICA (JAPAN)
AM 010LP
PRICE: $27.50
CAT #: AM 010LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
ALTZ.P La Toue LP
It's been six years since ALTZ.P released their debut single "Dodop" in 2012 from the label Crue-l which Kenji Takimi presides over. They've produced the black, fat, tight, band sound, which is exotic and toxic, but shamanic and heavenly. Pulseman, the singular genius, has a perfect command of vibration frequency originating the groove. His minimalism and the Middle East disco beats by the drummer, Mau (ex-Newest Model), and the bass player, Shake Yoshimura, are intersecting organically. The one and only sound view of ALTZ, the star that shines on the scene, is spiritually colored by the shrine maiden chorus girls, Maririns, whose names are all Mari. Their psychedelic power of language in the soulful chorus is interesting. Also, 21CH (ex-Damage) is performing the synthesizer as a guest player.
ARCHITECTS OF HARMONIC ROOMS (UK)
AOHRAR 002LP
PRICE: $26.50
CAT #: AOHRAR 002LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
BASHO-JUNGHANS, STEFFEN The Dancer on the Hill LP
Steffen Basho-Junghans is a steel-string guitar maestro that has spent the last 50 years honing his craft. Growing up in the wild and natural landscape of Thuringia, in GDR Germany has greatly in?uenced his work and connection to nature. Being on the eastern side of the then still standing Berlin wall meant that 17-year-old Steffen Junghans had to teach himself the guitar by listening to the rare and much coveted dubbed-cassette tapes that managed to make it over the wall. "Outside" music might have been hard to come by but ensured that he had to go "inside" and carve his own special path. While John Fahey's Takoma-school of American Primitive can be heard in his playing, none can be held in higher esteem than his name-sake Robbie Basho. He was so taken by the spirituality within Robbie Basho's music, complimented by the power of the 17th-century Japanese poet Matsuo Bash?'s poetry that he took on the name "Basho" to ensure Robbie's name and (more importantly) the power of his music was not forgotten.
ATAVISME (FRANCE)
ATA 012EP
PRICE: $14.00
CAT #: ATA 012EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
BRADOCK, PEPE Imbroglios Part 1/4 12"
Limited restock. Pepe Bradock adds another 4-tracker to his unparalleled run of marvelous releases on his Atavisme imprint. A glorious synopsis of his unmistakable style fusing snippets of jazz, film soundtrack and eccentric humor and a huge atmospheric range from spooky to buoyant, often changing in seconds but always keeping that instantly-recognizable, quirky swing. This is the first part out of four.
BE WITH RECORDS (UK)
BEWITH 003LP
PRICE: $29.00
CAT #: BEWITH 003LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
DOHENY, NED Hard Candy LP
2020 restock. Ned Doheny's Hard Candy, originally released in 1976, is widely considered the finest blue-eyed soul album of all time. It has long been a source of great frustration then, that this perfectly-formed Southern California masterpiece has been unavailable on vinyl for almost 40 years. Be With Records continues apace by marking its third release with the first officially licensed reissue of Doheny's nautical classic. Perhaps most famously, this impeccably smooth set features the timeless "Get It Up For Love", a wonderful example of mid-70s mid-tempo white-(hot)-funk. Produced by the legendary Steve Cropper, it featured a veritable who's-who of the Laurel Canyon soft-yacht sound (JD Souther, The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, the entire horn section for Tower of Power) yet bombed mysteriously. It's been a cult record since. Features the original artwork for both jacket and full color inner sleeve; 180 gram vinyl.
BEAR FAMILY RECORDS (GERMANY)
BCD 17623CD
PRICE: $29.00
CAT #: BCD 17623CD
FILE UNDER: ROCK
VA Kraut! Teil 3: Die Innovativen Jahre des Krautrock 1968-1979 2CD
"Progressive Rock from Germany! Towards the end of the 1960s, German bands began their first attempts to emancipate themselves stylistically from their US and British role models. Prog rock and psychedelia from our country were initially smiled at internationally and disparagingly called 'Krautrock' by cult DJ John Peel, among others. Unorthodox formations could not be pigeonholed, and so a scene with a wide musical range was created. This third part is dedicated to the South of Germany and presents popular bands such as Embryo, Kraan, Volker Kriegel, Guru Guru next to Action, Dzyan, Sahara, or Octopus and Orange Peel. Mostly remastered from digital tape copies by Marcus Heumann without wasting the original sound. Compiled and commented on 112(!) pages by Burghard Rausch (DJ, vinyl collector, drummer, radio presenter/author and book editor). With the release of the first of a total of four issues, Bear Family marks another milestone on the way to a comprehensive documentation of the history of popular music in Germany from the early 1960s to the mid-1980s. Smash! Boom! Bang! covers the complete history of Beat music in Germany on a total of 30 individual CDs; the CD documentation Für wen wir singen -- Liedermacher in Deutschland, consisting of four triple-CDs, describes the singer/songwriter scene with 274 individual songs, supplemented by the 10 CD box set Die Burg Waldeck Festivals 1964-1969. And finally, Aus grauer Städte Mauern - Die Neue Deutsche Welle 1997-1985, Bear Family's four-part double-CD series with popular and weird sound examples and a total of about 600(!) pages of accompanying text." Booklet is German language only.
BLOCGLOBAL
BGOG 001LP
PRICE: $27.00
CAT #: BGOG 001LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
MOSLEY, CHUCK First Hellos And Last Goodbyes LP
Last copies, RSD 2020 release. "Pressed on aqua blue colored vinyl. Packaged with a deluxe obi-strip and includes a download card for the full album. As Chuck Mosley (ex-Faith No More & Bad Brains) embarked on the Reintroduce Yourself Tour, which saw him play around 160 shows during the last two years of his life, he had an idea about releasing a live collection of songs. Part of the point of the tour was to give Chuck a chance to revisit his past, in Cement, VUA, and even some stuff he wrote way back in the day. This release has a mix of those, along with one brand new song, 'Blue Heart', which he wrote a few months before passing. Quality recordings are scarce and others were sabotaged by off-time clapping, buzzing old amps, and endless stage banter. While we were never polished, never perfect, nor did we get all the lyrics correct, this record is 100% Chuck Mosley, and we think you'll dig it."
BOBO INTEGRAL (SPAIN)
BBI 013LP
PRICE: $26.50
CAT #: BBI 013LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
ELRICHMAN Heaven's Mayor LP
Elrichman -- the project of singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Paul Erlichman is set to release its new album, Heaven's Mayor. Following his work as part of the art-pop duo Goosebump (formally Germaphobes), Erlichman, who also plays in the jangle- pop quartet, Ducks Unlimited, recorded the new album with producer, Alex Gamble (Fucked Up, Alvvays). It's the first record under the Elrichman moniker since 2014's Young, Healthy, and Wonderful and finds further contributions from members of Hooded Fang (Jon Pappo), Weaves (Zach Bines), and Twisted Pine (Anh Phung). Recorded at Toronto's recently closed studios, The Hive, Heaven's Mayor looks to meticulously examine how to be honest with oneself in our strange postmodern world. Featuring lavish strings and woodwind arrangements, it's a versatile sophomore album that allows songs to celebrate their own sonic idiosyncrasies as much as they do their tales of consumption, helplessness, and despair.
BOSCONI RECORDS (ITALY)
BOSCOEXV 024LP
PRICE: $20.00
CAT #: BOSCOEXV 024LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
NAS1 Polaris Time LP
Following their live performances at the latest two Dimension Festival Editions and vinyl releases on international labels such as Slices Of A Dog, Money Sex, Odd Socks and Sorry For This, featuring a remix by none other than Marcellus Pittman, Nas1 are finally back on Bosconi Extra Virgin with a new album titled Polaris Time. It's a multi-colored sonic adventure, moving from their hip-hop and Detroit house roots to a new palette of sounds including Afro percussions and fresher synth lines blended together into a unique electronic soundscape that creates exotic, psychedelic atmospheres and unconventional, raw midtempo dancefloor tracks. The album begins with the enchanting ballad of "L'isola Di Serie B", moving deeper with the spaced-out vibe of "Domino Skii", landing on the more tropical and frivolous scenarios of "Cicci Briucci" and on the laid-back interlude of "Il Sangue Non Serve A Niente". In the beginning of the flip side appears instead the jazzy and uplifting first cut named "Frigo Deca", followed by the freaky jam of "Come Thru" and the adventurous Balearic tune "Hector Savage" ending with the ethereal closing skit "Il Sangue Non Serve A Niente (outro)". Fans of Kyle Hall, Theo Parrish, as well as John Talabot or Nicola Cruz are warned, absolutely not to be missed if you have been following Nas1 music so far.
CONCENTRIC RECORDS (GERMANY)
CNTRC 001LP
PRICE: $23.50
CAT #: CNTRC 001LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
VA Profile Of The Lines LP
The compilation Profile Of The Lines opens with a bright and luminous sound exploring at first a narrative, musical dimension, with a moving energy. As a counterpoint, the second half takes listeners into an intimate and interior space, ending the album in the opposite sphere -- calm and ethereal. Each track on the album is produced with a different process, resulting in a wide exploration of landscapes, tonalities and textures. "Fading" is taken from Pole's forthcoming album and was composed in Spring 2019 while he was working on music inspired by The Loss of Memory (Dementia). Very old and long-forgotten details from the past slowly come back to our minds where they remain active, while we forget the most recent memories. Daniela Huerta's "LeitMotiv", featuring Cornelia Thonhauser is inspired by words and suspense of movie trailers from the '60s and '70s with a slight B movie touch. Samuel Rohrer's "The Grid", recorded in Berlin, is part of an ongoing process to organically blend textures of percussive and melodic synths with acoustic percussion, singing drums, and its overtones Vladislav Delay's "Six" was created in early 2014 before the Visa album. Jake Muir's "Nilas" was recorded at the Banff Centre for the Arts, having been inspired by the cold climate there. The piece is sourced from material given to Muir by Chris Herbert, plus two personal field recordings made in Banff and Iceland. Hotel Neon's "Monolith", written and recorded in Dayton, OH, Philadelphia, PA, and Baltimore, MD, is a reflection on vast landscape, and in particular the power that high mountains have on us: motionless, timeless, and monolithic forms that still manage to play very active roles in shaping our imagination. Profile Of The Lines is inspired by our collective landscape, the sense of awareness over place and belonging. Mastered by Stefan Betke at ~Scape Mastering, Berlin. Vladislav Delay's "Six" appears courtesy of WARP Publishing. Concentric Records is a new ambient/cross-genres record label established in 2020 by Simone Merli (Soundwalk Collective) and Luca Calo. 180 gram vinyl; custom made gatefold, including insert; edition of 350.
CONFRONT RECORDINGS (UK)
CORE 002LP
PRICE: $23.50
CAT #: CORE 002LP
FILE UNDER: EXPERIMENTAL
ROWE & MARK WASTELL, KEITH Live At I-And-E LP
Last remaining copies RSD 2020 release. Long anticipated vinyl reissue of a concert that took place at the I-and-E Festival at Trinity College, Dublin in 2006 by Keith Rowe (legendary AMM guitarist and one of the founding fathers of European improvised music) and Mark Wastell (pivotal London based experimentalist). The duo had formed the previous year for a show at ErstQuake Festival in New York and this was to be their second, and only, other performance together. Fully remastered. Cover art by David Sylvian. White vinyl."Keith Rowe and Mark Wastell -- This last performance balanced the evening well. Louder, more gestural, bringing the evening to a climax in two ways -- the temporal one and also by taking the audience on a long journey to the satisfactory end of the piece -- more musically referential towards the end especially as Rowe dropped in a distinct seesawing 6/4 rhythm. Theme and statement and variations... all here but not under the figure of traditional moves. But the strategies are very much the same. They just require a shift in the mode of listening." --Rod Warner
COULDN'T CARE MORE (GERMANY)
NT 010EP
PRICE: $14.50
CAT #: NT 010EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
HARMONIOUS THELONIOUS Aventure 12"
With the indeed adventurous Aventure EP on Couldn't Care More Harmonious Thelonious further explores the depths of his unique vision, merging African rhythms, European harmonies, and American minimalism. The title track keeps the same yet ever-changing lighthearted melody effortlessly meandering back-and-forth over electrified beats while "Some Blue Beats" is more on the minimalist side, as controlled as eccentric. "Ta Ta Ta" keeps it darker, with hypnotic percussions, organ chords noir, and a big bass. Advanced music. Play loud.
DISCOS ETERNOS (PERU)
LP 013LP
PRICE: $30.50
CAT #: LP 013LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
GONZALEZ, MIKI Tantas Veces LP
Miki González's Tantas Veces mixes post punk, new wave and rock and has British influences. It includes various radio hits like "Vamos a Tocache" (a song about a town known by drug lords and terrorism) and the enjoyable ska "Lola", a real story about a woman with many love affairs, "Ponte Tu Vestido" and "Tantas Veces". There are also dark and progressive tracks like "Primavera Especial" and "Solo Quiero". The Argentinian musicians Andrés Calamaro, Sebastián Schon, and Cachorro López collaborated in this album and it was recorded in Avalos Estudios in Lima (Peru) and Panda Estudios in Argentina. The cover of the album is a painting by the artist Hernán Pazos.
DISK (GERMANY)
DISK 020EP
PRICE: $21.00
CAT #: DISK 020EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
KONDUKU Seker EP 12"
"Ruben Üvez aka Konduku (a former resident of sadly closed De School in Amsterdam) delivered this extended play: a S?eker-meditation resting in itself: You always know where you are while having no clue where it's coming from! Rooted in steppy beats, these five variations of the same insult towards your having-something-better-to-do-state-of-mind will convince you that there is more out there! Something deep, something to be explored, maybe it's dark, but it's definitely something connecting you to the interdimensional sphere of progression within the human-designed world-consciousness-interface of communication through music!! Not any music but the intricate kind of one you want to experience through a club sound-system (in case you do have neighbours and spent less than 3000,- on your home-system (?or really good headphones for that matter))!"
FAR OUT RECORDINGS (UK)
JD 050EP
PRICE: $14.00
CAT #: JD 050EP
FILE UNDER: WORLD
MAUNICK, DANIEL Musica Encantada EP 12"
Daniel Maunick returns with a new EP, Musica Encantada EP via Far Out Recordings. Continuing the theme of his debut album Macumba Quebrada (FARO 214CD/LP, 2019) -- which saw support from the likes of Moodymann, Ron Trent, Gilles Peterson, and Benji B -- Maunick draws on the deep-rooted Brazilian influences from the many years he has spent in the country, producing records with Azymuth, Marcos Valle, Sabrina Malheiros, and Ivan "Mamão" Conti. The bossa-jazz house smash "Black Magic" stays exclusive to the vinyl, while the percussive deep-house roller "A Chance To See Again", the tight and groovy "Hurt Feelings", and the slow-mo Brazilian Balearic "Africana" will all see a limited vinyl release.
FAT POSSUM
FP 1755LP
PRICE: $20.00
CAT #: FP 1755LP
FILE UNDER: WORLD
SONGHOY BLUES Optimisme LP
"Acclaimed Malian rock band Songhoy Blues are back with their most important album to date, Optimisme (French for optimism) on Fat Possum Records. Gold vinyl."
FEEDING TUBE RECORDS
FTR 577LP
PRICE: $22.00
CAT #: FTR 577LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
SPIRAL WAVE NOMADS First Encounters LP
"Paradoxically, the second LP by Spiral Wave Nomads documents the first time Albany-based guitarist Eric Hardiman and New Haven-based drummer Michael Kiefer attempted to play as two humans inhabiting the same locus inside the time/space continuum. The pair had been trading files and music for a good while. Their eponymous debut LP (FTR 455) was produced remotely and released too much rapture in May 2019. But they had never actually played together until later in that summer. First Encounters is raw documentation of what happened when they walked into the studio at Eric's, house, set up and let the music flow. Very much in the same headspace as their debut, the improvisations here combine sinewy, SCG-informed guitar lines with cymbal-rich percussion that moves in laterally jazzoid patterns. But that's not all of it. Other parts make me think of a stripped-down version of Feelies (during their brief mostly-instrumental phase in the early '80s) jumping deep into psych improvisation. In other spots I'm put in mind of tapes I've been hearing of '60s Bay Area guitarists getting themselves into 'trouble' while playing on acid. There are these moments where the guitarist (Garcia, Cipollina, Kaukonen, etc.) realizes they've hit a wall, and they either back down or they decide to take the wall apart. In the latter instances the players become de facto avant-gardists, since the deconstruction process is so different from their standard practices. Anyway, there's some of that here as well. Although given Hardiman's deep experimental roots, his moves are presumably a more conscious decision to go 'out.' The upshot is that the four tracks on First Encounters are wonderfully explosive, difficult to predict and utterly mind-melting. Just the thing to soak in during what looks to be a hard-ass winter. Spiral Wave Nomads' music reminds us that spring will eventually blossom again." --Byron Coley, 2020
FIGURE (GERMANY)
FIGURE 006LP
PRICE: $47.50
CAT #: FIGURE 006LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
VA Open Space Volume 1 3x12"
In a year of global shift and continuous changes, Figure takes a leap of faith and extends its catalog by introducing a completely new compilation series to the label. The Open Space series will feature forward-thinking electronica and ambient from a well-curated list of seasoned producers. Compositions that invite to let the mind wander, weaving stories, and conjuring up emotions. While these softer genres have already played a respected role in former Figure releases, for the first time in the label's history they are now being given the center stage. Volume 1 sets the mark by providing producers whom the label have come to love for their dancefloor-centric output with an open space to showcase another side of their skillset. Open Space remains open to various strains of electronica and ambient, ranging from the introspective synth-monologues (Sebastian Muellaert, kirilik), drone-y dub-experimentalism (Moritz von Oswald), alive and breathing takes on the genre (JakoJako), to singular compositions which slowly build their own lasting narrative and thus develop a genuine, emotive quality (John Beltran, Tin Man). Len Faki himself proves the artistic breadth of Open Space, sharing a powerful and conscious message through a rare and delicate moment of him exploring the form of spoken words. Other contributions include Jesper Dahlbäck as The Persuader, Luke Slater as 7th Plain, or Ralf Hildenbeutel -- a former production partner of Sven Väth and now a successful composer of film soundtracks. Unfairly reduced to background music, it is not the kind of ambient featured on the Open Space series. It is an engaging body of music, bonded by its contemplative, enveloping nature. Open Space bands together an array of fascinatingly skilled producers, finally given the opportunity to present some of their most creative and emotional material yet to date. Also features Kangding Ray and Antigone. 180 gram vinyl; full cover print.
GRONLAND (UK)
GRON 165LP
PRICE: $26.50
CAT #: GRON 165LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
CZUKAY/JAKI LIEBEZEIT/JAH WOBBLE, HOLGER A Full Circle 2x10"
Last remaining copies, RSD 2020 release. Collector's item and RSD special release with 850 copies made worldwide. Double 10-inch in a triple gatefold picture sleeve with inserted art print. Timeless recordings by members of Can and PiL. Although some song titles have been slightly altered this release contains four tracks from the original 1982 Full Circle album. Title on spine is A Full Circle, not Full Circle. Personnel: Holger Czukay - guitar, organ, piano, French horn, percussion, electronics; Jah Wobble - bass, vocals; Jaki Liebezeit - drums, percussion. Recorded at Inner Space Studio & Gooseberry Sound Studios. Mixed at Conny Plank's Studio and Inner Space Studio Recorded by René Tinner at Inner Space and mixed by Holger Czukay at Inner Space and Conny's Studio.
HARBINGER SOUND (UK)
HARB 205LP
PRICE: $22.00
CAT #: HARB 205LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
RJF Greater Success in Apprehension & Convictions LP
Repressed. Originally released in a very limited edition during 1983. The RJF album has gone onto achieve legendary status amongst both collectors and fans of '80s murky industrial underground music. Crawling out from the dark heart of Gothenburg, Sweden to no fanfare whatsoever, this record now commands a high three figure sum on the very scarce occasions it actually appears for sale. It is now considered to be one of the true corner stones of Swedish dark electronic music and, unlike a lot of obscure records from the same period, with very good reason. The record just oozes ill intent from all seven tracks. It's riddled throughout with a grim lo-fi electronic minimalism that makes the record so effective. The tracks run the gauntlet of sparse programmed beats, sustained heavy distortion that oscillates and weaves its way around monotone depressive and painful vocal outbursts as it crawls off back into its dark corner. There's no love to be found here. This reissue comes courtesy of Harbinger Sound. Original artwork and extensive sleeve notes.
HEADCOUNT (UK)
HEADCOUNT 075EP
PRICE: $12.00
CAT #: HEADCOUNT 075EP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
TA-RA Room 77/LIL BIT 7"
Headcount deliver this limited edition 7" vinyl by French R&B artist, Ta-Ra. Side A houses her single "Room 77", produced by long-time collaborator NxxxxxS whilst the flipside celebrates the fifth anniversary of their cult banger "LIL BIT" which started it all.
HONEST JON'S RECORDS (UK)
HJR 080LP
PRICE: $23.50
CAT #: HJR 080LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
VA Turn It Loose, Ain't No Good: Savoy Gospel 1970-1979 2LP
Restocked. The second of three volumes surveying surely the mightiest Gospel label of them all. Sublime crossings of gospel with the soul, funk and jazz of the Black Power era. Twenty rapturous cuts dot dazzlingly between Muscle Shoals soul, screwed breakbeat, Mizells-style fusion, disco and proto-house. Triumphant re-workings of Sly Stone, Donny Hathaway, and Herbie Hancock's "Head Hunters" will have listeners throwing their pew cushions into the air. Drawn from hard-to-find 45s and LPs, hardly any of these recordings have been reissued since their first release. Presented in a gatefold sleeve, with full-size booklet; beautifully designed, with stunning, rare photographs and original Savoy artwork. Sound restoration and mastering at Abbey Road; pressed at Pallas. Co-curated by Greg Belson, compiler of Divine Disco; with deep, extensive notes by Robert Marovich, author of A City Called Heaven: Chicago and the Birth of Gospel Music (University of Illinois), and host of the award-winning radio show Gospel Memories.Features The Artistic Sounds, The Holy Lights of Baltimore, MD, The Swan Silvertones, Gene Martin, Myrna Summers, James Cleveland and the Southern California Community Choir, Betty Hollins, The Metro Tones, The World Wonders, The Brooklyn Skyways, Ida Maxey, The Thornes Trio, Mildred Clark And The Melody-Aires, The Highway Q.C.s, The Gospelaires Of Dayton, Ohio, The Exciting Supreme Highlights, James Moore, Prof. Charles Taylor and The Charles Taylor Singers, and The Brockington Ensemble.
ISOLADE (ITALY)
ISOLA 010LP
PRICE: $32.00
CAT #: ISOLA 010LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
DUSTY KID A Raver's Diary 2LP
Last remaining copies, RSD 2020 release. A classic techno release from 2009 available on vinyl for the first time. A Raver's Diary has been a milestone in the noughties with its groovy techno beats and magical melodies. Shortly after the tenth anniversary, Isolade offers a remastered RSD release on double vinyl which contains a download code for the album plus new remixes, new versions, and all B-sides from the maxi releases of the A Raver's Diary era. 180 gram vinyl. Gatefold sleeve.
JACKPOT RECORDS
JPR 062LP
PRICE: $26.00
CAT #: JPR 062LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
WILD TCHOUPITOULAS Wild Tchoupitoulas LP
"1976 New Orleans funk masterpiece of Mardi Gras Indians backed up by The Meters and The Neville Brothers. Inducted into the Library National Recording Registry for it's cultural, artistic and historic importance. Sourced from the original master tapes. Features liner notes and lyrics. Audiophile Black Vinyl pressing at RTI."
LAUT & LUISE (GERMANY)
LULL 005LP
PRICE: $26.50
CAT #: LULL 005LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
ARUTANI Memories of Something New 2LP
Modest techno for mindful people. Venezuelan born, Swiss raised, and current resident of Berlin, artist Arutani developed his own signature sound from early on. Very reduced, but sonically rich, reviving the golden era of minimal in his own interpretation. Subtle and detailed, dark at times, but always uplifting. Laut & Luise gives a home to his first album. Hello Arutani.
MAGGOT BRAIN
MAGGOT 003
PRICE: $12.00
CAT #: MAGGOT 003
FILE UNDER: Misc
MAGGOT BRAIN Maggot Brain #3 (Dec/Jan/Feb 2021) MAG
"We're back with ink on paper and stoked to bring you a Super-Packed special issue of our arts and music quarterly Maggot Brain! For our cover story, we dive into the genesis and continued import of our namesake, with a lengthy feature by Detroit music journo Ana Gavrilovska on the mind-melting fifty-year-old Funkadelic masterpiece Maggot Brain. We also have rare photos of the White Stripes live at Paychecks Lounge in Hamtramck Michigan from 1999 by noted photographer Doug Coombe. There's a mini-roundtable discussion on gay rights pioneer Morris Knight and San Francisco's brilliant hippie queer activist pranksters the Cockettes and the must-see pages with Rachel Leah Gallo's eight-page bio-comic on the delightful and obscure kitchen-folk singer Connie Converse. Includes: Jessica Beard's vital, personal yet succinct piece on accountability and community in the music scene; RJ Smith dives deep on Fortune Records in a review of the Mind Over Matter book; Murat Cem Mengüç documents the impromptu art show that sprung up around the White House at the start of the Black Lives Matter movement; Andy Beta on Brazilian composer, anthropologist, and musician Priscilla Ermel's gorgeous work; Instagram sensation Tara Booth in an intimate interview with Amy Gillfeather; Joshua James Amberson goes deep on poet Lydia Tomkiw and her stunning new wave band Algebra Suicide; Michael Gonzales on 1990s neo-soul singer Ephraim Lewis; Robert Gordon on Memphis' primitivist aesthete Tav Falco -- an excerpt from the final chapter to It Came From Memphis."
MANNEQUIN RECORDS (GERMANY)
MNQ 135EP
PRICE: $12.50
CAT #: MNQ 135EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
DE LA ROSA, SAM Slick People EP 12"
Sam de la Rosa of the band Led Er Est, and with Karen Sharkey of The Coombe, is back on Mannequin Records with his third release with four stunning tracks blending the finest TR-606 driven electro cold wave with expressive spoken wordy minimal synth instrumentals. Mixed by Marcos Cabral. Mastered by Rude 66. Graphics by Alessandro Adriani.
MIASMAH (UK)
MIA 048LP
PRICE: $29.00
CAT #: MIA 048LP
FILE UNDER: EXPERIMENTAL
GUERRA, JOANA Chao Vermelho LP
Cha?o Vermelho (Red Floor) is a collection of ritualistic, lamenting pieces influenced by the increasingly dry ground of the surrounding area of central Portugal from where cellist and singer Joana Guerra resides. An environment of experimentation and risk transports you to an apocalyptic scenario in which the extreme dryness of a ground where nothing can grow anymore is accompanied by dramatic, theatrical compositions. As a murmur or a pagan prayer, the pieces evoke the ever imminent possibility of regeneration: "The name of the album is inspired by the area where I live, with muddy soil. It fascinates me a lot, although the drought and its cracks make me feel terrible," explains Joana. Perhaps because the floor covering the earth, like a skin of deep cracks, attests to the tiredness, the wrinkles, of civilization. Small blue-metallic flowers, a white animal about to go extinct, rare stones that only exist in two latitudes, the color red as a warning sign, ecological sound, but also as a sign of renewal, as in women in their blood cycles. All of this makes up the universe of Joana Guerra's Cha?o Vermelho. And as long as the mycelium feels our presence, perhaps there is hope for this ground and for such a woman who in her cycles of renewal is too earthy to be holy. All compositions are by Joana Guerra who, in addition to cello and voice, her main instruments, ventures on Portuguese guitar, prepared electric guitar and keyboard. She is joined by Maria do Mar on the violin and Carlos Godinho on percussion and objects, as well as the contributions of Sofia Queiro?z Ore?-Ibir and Bernardo Barata, respectively bass and voice. Brick red vinyl; edition of 300.
MISITUNES (GERMANY)
LTWILLS 001EP
PRICE: $15.50
CAT #: LTWILLS 001EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
L TWILLS [Freedom/Fiction] Remixes 12"
[Freedom/Fiction] Remixes is a compilation of six experimental dance tracks featuring an international mix of well-known and upcoming artists. Opening with a hybrid rhythmic statement by Berlin based multimedia artist Zoë McPherson (founder of SFX-Label), to be followed by LA's performance duo Pacoima Techno, who bring track nine -- "Apparatus" -- of L Twills' recently released debut album [Freedom/Fiction] to the Drexciyan dancefloors of their self-proclaimed genre Casa Teka, Xiu Xiu ends side A with a disturbing but electrifyingly Lynchian noise interpretation of "Freedom/Fiction". Side B takes the album's tunes to another night's sight: "Automatic Subject" gets a new coat by John Tejada's well known and intriguing techno-sound, Montreal based Tobias Rochman (one part of Pelada) turns "M.A.S.T.E.R.S." into a techno-drum'n'bass version, whilst upcoming Berlin based producer and DJ Nomi Elektra finalizes the spectrum with an acid-house interpretation of "L.A. [Automatic Subject pt.2]". Cover art shows "Autoportrait", a painting by Mexican artist, Frieda Toranzo Jäger. Edition of 300.
MORR MUSIC (GERMANY)
MORR 176LP
PRICE: $37.50
CAT #: MORR 176LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
ANDERSENS There Is A Sound 2LP
Double-LP version. Gatefold sleeve; includes printed inner sleeves and download code; edition of 500. There Is A Sound is a compilation of blissed-out psych-folk songs by Andersens, a Japanese independent pop group who were led by Tsuby, aka Kiyokazu Onozaki, and were active throughout the '00s. A lovely set of intimate revelations, with some widescreen, bold pop moments, dreamy guitars meeting brass, electronics and sitar, it's really the first time listeners outside of Japan have had the chance to take in the full spread of Andersens and their gentle pop songs. Released on the heels Morr Music's Minna Miteru compilation of Japanese indie pop (MORR 168CD/LP), There Is A Sound is the first in a series of artist compilations that dig deeper into Japan's musical underground. Co-compiled by Tsuby and Markus Acher (The Notwist, Spirit Fest), the collection sheds much-needed light on a unique songwriter, one part of a vital and energetic scene that is largely unrepresented outside of Japan. Tsuby is a naturally gifted songwriter, his melodic sensibility draws equally from predecessors like Syd Barrett and The Beatles, and peers like Tenniscoats and Maher Shalal Hash Baz. Indeed, groups like Maher Shalal Hash Baz, and Tenniscoats precursors Puka Puka Brians were very important to Tsuby. Inviting Puka Puka Brians to play at his very first gig, Tsuby quickly found himself to be part of a scene of like-minded souls, where expression and experiment was paramount, within the framework of gorgeous, fragile pop melodies. That being said, Andersens music is also fiercely individual, an expression of Tsuby's quietly questing personality. You can hear it on the playful groove that marks out "The Light It Turns To Rain...", through the rolling country-folk vibe of "Atom/Spirit", the spiraling pop-psychedelia and playful electronics and sitar of "Empty Love", to the breathy glitches of "Swan". Throughout, Tsuby takes risks with his songs, looking at them sideways, finding new angles on arrangement and embellishment, while staying true to his core sensibility. There Is A Sound draws from Andersens' four albums: Between Static & Fire (2003); Prepared Landscape (2004); Gzi Gzi Gzeo (2007), and Musiquestions (2008). One song, "Dodesukaden", reaches further back, to their debut CD-R, A Rooftop In "S" Thunderstorm Row Missing The Point (2002). Presented this way, the gentle developments in Andersens music become clear -- a folksier touch here, some electronics or wind instruments there, perhaps the influence of chindon'ya in the brass arrangements.
MVD VISUAL
MVD 4099BR
PRICE: $19.00
CAT #: MVD 4099BR
FILE UNDER: Misc
SWANS Where Does A Body End? BLU-RAY
"Where Does a Body End? is an intimate portrait of the band SWANS, from their roots as a brutal, confrontational post-punk band that emerged from the same early 1980s era NYC that gave us Sonic Youth (and, somehow, Madonna) through their ill-fated bid at mainstream success in the '90s indie-rock gold rush, through breakups and chaos (on and offstage) to their odds-defying current status as one of the most accomplished and ambitious bands in the world, one whose concerts are more like ecstatic rituals than nostalgic trips back through their most popular songs. SWANS has always been a collection of singular performers, but there's been one constant since its formation in 1982 -- singer, songwriter Michael Gira. With unfettered access to hundreds of hours of Gira/SWANS archives of never-seen-before recordings, videos, and photographs, the film brings us along the path they needed to carve for themselves. The film is many things, a musical history, a time-capsule, a tour diary, a concert film, but mostly it's the story of a life in the arts, frequently difficult, spanning decades without a safety net, creating the work because Gira says 'What else am I going to do?' As bandmate Thor Harris notes, 'Michael is not a fearless person, but he is a fearless artist.'"
NO KIDDING (ITALY)
NK 201802LP
PRICE: $25.50
CAT #: NK 201802LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
CREAM BBC 1966-1967 LP
Clapton, Bruce, and Baker are responsible for some of the most classic BBC live recordings of the '60s. Recorded for several different programs between November '66 and October '67 there are raw versions of classics like "Strange Brew", and "Tales Of Brave Ulysses", as well as great blues covers and a fascinating series of interviews with Clapton, these are essential live sets for any serious Cream collector. Limited edition splatter vinyl LP.
OTHER PEOPLE
OP 048LP
PRICE: $30.50
CAT #: OP 048LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
AGAINST ALL LOGIC 2012-2017 2LP
2020 repress. Nicolas Jaar shows he is paying attention to the masses by issuing a widely called for vinyl press of his A.A.L. (Against All Logic) album 2012-2017. Originally issued as a digital-only release back in February of 2018, it's slowly grown to become one of the most cherished releases in the entire Other People discography. Much like Kerrier District did to disco, A.A.L. (Against All Logic) borrows heavily from the samples and sounds ingrained deep within Jaar's listening habits and evidently a record collection packed to the brim with classic soul, house, and most importantly, funk hooks. Keenly twisting these sounds and filtering them through a studio set up that's leaning heavily on the beefed-up kick drums and reverb units to make a well-executed homage to these sounds, pieced together with the inherent idea of making the listener unable to resist the urge to move, be it in a bedroom, basement, or just sat in work staring at a computer screen. A.A.L. (Against All Logic) is both a well-executed homage to all of the above references, yet also just a really strong and enjoyable record from Nicolas Jaar. Its undeniable popularity digitally is sure to see the vinyl evaporate in no time at all.
PILZ (GERMANY)
PILZ 20202CD
PRICE: $15.50
CAT #: PILZ 20202CD
FILE UNDER: ROCK
MYTHOS Berliner Schule Sequencing CD
The legendary PILZ label released the first album of the Berlin-based electronic group Mythos in 1972. The current album, Berliner Schule Sequencing, is a brand-new production and the first new release on the PILZ label for 45 years. Mastermind Stephan Kaske presents the typical sound cascades and sequences of the Berlin School.
PILZ 2029077CD
PRICE: $15.50
CAT #: PILZ 2029077CD
FILE UNDER: ROCK
EMTIDI Saat CD
A reissue of Emtidi's Saat, originally released in 1972 as the 14th release on the legendary label PILZ. Producer Dieter Dierks prescribed the folk duo a good portion of cosmic electronic chords. The remaster sounds better than all issues before."Saatis a little-known gem and krautrock classic, an album full of dreamy and beautiful melodies. The Emtidi duo considerably expanded its instrumentation and style, and played a unique mix of folk, art rock, and psychedelic music. Besides acoustic guitar, the sound is mainly dominated by synthesizers, Mellotron, and other keyboard instruments, which are often played in a classical style. Some softly floating organ parts are comparable to early Tangerine Dream. In contrast stands a song like 'Love Time Rain,' which could be written by the British folk band Pentangle. On most tracks, Dolly Holmes sings lead with her high, transfigured voice. Aside from 'Die Reise,' a fairy tale story sung by Maik Hirschfeldt, all the songs have English lyrics. The album has a surprisingly full sound for a duo recording, although no drums were used. Most contemporary German bands played with new styles and sounds, but only a few obtained such wonderful music out of their experiments." --Klaus Kehrle, AllMusic
RADIO MARTIKO (BELGIUM)
RMLP 005LP
PRICE: $22.00
CAT #: RMLP 005LP
FILE UNDER: WORLD
VA Zamaan Ya Sukkar: Exotic Love Songs and Instrumentals from the Egyptian 60's LP
2020 restock. Zamaan Ya Sukkar is a rich musical portrait from the time when Cairo was the vibrant cultural heart of the Middle East and the grandeur of the leading orchestras was incomparable. Unearthed Latin and jazz-tinged tracks will let your mind drift off to the glamorous nightlife of '60s Cairo. Meet some forgotten souls of the Egyptian music scene and cinema world. Sensual voices and Bollywood-like orchestra sounds inflame the senses of the body with an intangible exotic twist! All music is remastered from original 45s produced by Sono Cairo. Features Salim El Baroudi, Sayed Salamah, Abd Al Fattah Mansi, Soad Mohamed, Al Thourathy Al Mareh, Taha Al-Ugayl, Mohamed Fawzy, and Magda Ali. Includes download.
RHYTHM AND BLUES (UK)
RANDB 056LP
PRICE: $23.50
CAT #: RANDB 056LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
VA Soho Scene '66 Vol. 2: Jazz Goes Mod LP
Last copies, RSD 2020 release. This album contains twelve tracks you'd have heard in some smoke-filled Soho basement back in '66. Featured amongst the British acts, are the swinging "What's Her Name" by the Ian Hamer Sextet, where the trumpeter is joined by Tubby Hayes, Dick Morrissey, and Alan Skidmore. You also get furious fingers hammering those ivories on "Cox's Pippin" courtesy of the Mike Carr Trio. From over the other side of the pond, the compilation brings you the legendary organist Richard "Groove" Holmes with "Boo-D-Doo", a track that just cooks all the way through, and gives you a clue as to how he got his nickname. The final track is a fantastic vocal from Kenny Rankin, "In the Name of Love". He re-recorded it in '74, but it's that '66 sound that makes this track groove. So, put this album on, close your eyes, and let the music transport you back in time... Also feature Humphrey Lyttelton Big Band, Laurie Johnson Orchestra, Tubby Hayes Quartet, Sonny Rollins, Ronnie Scott, Stan Tracey, Rick Laird, and Phil Seamen, Charlie Earland Jr., Jimmy Coe, Hugh Masekela, Richard "Groove" Holmes, Freddie McCoy, and The Three Sounds. Edition of 500.
SOUMA RECORDS (BELGIUM)
SMR 001LP
PRICE: $22.00
CAT #: SMR 001LP
FILE UNDER: WORLD
KALSOUM, OM Alf Leila Wa Leila LP
2020 restock. Souma Records present a vinyl reissue of Om Kalsoum's Alf Leila Wa Leila, originally released in 1969. They call her "The Rose of the Nile", "The Queen of the Nile", "The Daughter of the Nile", or even "The 4th Pyramid of Egypt" since she's known as the greatest Egyptian singer of all times. Om Kalsoum's mythical life story of a poor peasant girl who grew up to become the face of Egypt is a 20th-century fairytale. Almost half a decade after her death the power of her music and singing is still moving the hearts of millions of people worldwide. At the end of her overwhelming career she was introduced to the young but brilliant composer Baligh Hamdy who wrote this 30-minute lasting monument for her in 1969. In the footsteps of Mohamed Abdel Wahab, the godfather of Egyptian modern music, Baligh Hamdy refreshed the classical Egyptian orchestra sound with the addition of stylish instruments like electric guitar (Omar Khorshid), organ (Hany Mehanna), accordion, and horns that were adapted to the eastern tonal system. The studio version of this immortal "Alf Leila We Leila" must undeniably be archived under the best recordings ever made in music history. A Radio Martiko product.
SMR 004LP
PRICE: $22.00
CAT #: SMR 004LP
FILE UNDER: WORLD
KALSOUM, OM Laylat Hob LP
2020 restock. "Laylat Hob" -- Another meeting in the clouds. Mohamed Abdel Wahab wrote another big score for Om Kalsoum in 1972. In "Laylat Hob" (A Night of Love), you hear Arabic music and poetry in perfect symbiosis. The rich and lengthy instrumental intro is just a precursor of the emotion present in this song. The talent of the composer is underlined by how he utilizes the traditional style of singing poetry in a more open and creative way. Abdel Wahab's infusing of long and groovy interludes with varied tonality, rhythmical patterns, and an overall unique approach, carries Om Kalsoum's powerful voice and brings the song to an incredible climax. In this way, he gives more color and depth to the music and the skilled soloists in the orchestra are finally able to breathe. Sensual rhythms, breaks, and breathtaking solos of accordion, guitar (Omar Khorshid), violin, and organ (Hany Mehanna), have ensured this song is an all-time classic for belly dance routines. Souma Records thought it was time to re-release this monument on a high-quality vinyl format, together with a repress of "Enta Omri" (SMR 003LP), another classic song by Souma. Vintage inside out-sleeve; printed inner sleeve with liner notes.
SPACE AGE (UK)
ORBIT 066LP
PRICE: $34.00
CAT #: ORBIT 066LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
SPECTRUM Forever Alien 2LP
Last remaining copies, RSD 2020 release. Space Age reissue Spectrum's Forever Alien, originally released 1997. British space rock band Spectrum is a project led by Sonic Boom, aka Pete Kember. As a solo artist, Kember has recorded as Spectrum and E.A.R. (Experimental Audio Research), parallel musical projects with recordings under both names occasionally only featuring Kember. Forever Alien is the third studio album by Spectrum. It was originally released in1997 by Space Age Records and has long been out of print. After the band's preceding EP moved away from guitar-oriented music and towards electronics, Forever Alien furthered this approach as Kember aimed to create a predominately electronic album that sounded organic and analog in style. The record is dominated by vintage analog synthesizers. Kember had become fascinated by the synths as he felt they presented him with more musical possibilities than guitars. The resulting album fuses psychedelic music with influences from the 1960s electronic music of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Now remastered by John Rivers at Woodbine Street Studio especially for vinyl release. Previously released on vinyl in 1997. Orange heavyweight 180 gram audiophile double vinyl LP.
SUB ROSA (BELGIUM)
SR 484CD
PRICE: $15.50
CAT #: SR 484CD
FILE UNDER: EXPERIMENTAL
PALO ALTO Difference and Repetition: A Musical Evocation Of Gilles Deleuze CD
Palo Alto's tenth album was born from two ambitions: to pay tribute to Soft Machine's Third (1970) on form (four sides/four titles) and to philosopher Gilles Deleuze (Difference and Repetition is the title of his thesis) on the contents. The four long pieces of this double concept album were developed over two years and each has a different style and climate. Bold and kaleidoscopic, Difference and Repetition perfectly synthesizes the musical and literary obsessions of Palo Alto. Difference and Repetition features Richard Pinhas, Thierry Zaboitzeff (Art Zoyd), Alain Damasio, and Rhys Chatham.Formed in Paris in 1989, Palo Alto released his first album (a cassette) on the Italian label Old Europa Cafe in 1990. The year 2020 is therefore an opportunity to celebrate the 30th anniversary of this first stone, the founder of a discography rich with ten albums. The band is now composed of Jacques Barbéri (also a science fiction author), Laurent Pernice (ex-member of the French industrial band Nox), and Philippe Perreaudin (also coordinator of several compilations and reissues: Legendary Pink Dots, Un Département, Nino Ferrer Revisited, Ptôse, Hardy Fox...) Literature, and particularly science fiction, is a leitmotiv in the band's work. Antoine Volodine, Thomas Pynchon, Philip K. Dick, Lewis Carroll, or J. G. Ballard have been invoked many times. In recent years, Palo Alto has multiplied musical collaborations with, among others, The Residents, Ptôse, Klimperei, Tuxedomoon... From industrial music to inextricable electronic ramifications, by making a detour through improvisation, the musical universe of Palo Alto is multifaceted. Their new album is no exception to this rule...
SR 484LP
PRICE: $23.50
CAT #: SR 484LP
FILE UNDER: EXPERIMENTAL
PALO ALTO Difference and Repetition: A Musical Evocation Of Gilles Deleuze 2LP
Double LP version. Gatefold sleeve. Palo Alto's tenth album was born from two ambitions: to pay tribute to Soft Machine's Third (1970) on form (four sides/four titles) and to philosopher Gilles Deleuze (Difference and Repetition is the title of his thesis) on the contents. The four long pieces of this double concept album were developed over two years and each has a different style and climate. Bold and kaleidoscopic, Difference and Repetition perfectly synthesizes the musical and literary obsessions of Palo Alto. Difference and Repetition features Richard Pinhas, Thierry Zaboitzeff (Art Zoyd), Alain Damasio, and Rhys Chatham.Formed in Paris in 1989, Palo Alto released his first album (a cassette) on the Italian label Old Europa Cafe in 1990. The year 2020 is therefore an opportunity to celebrate the 30th anniversary of this first stone, the founder of a discography rich with ten albums. The band is now composed of Jacques Barbéri (also a science fiction author), Laurent Pernice (ex-member of the French industrial band Nox), and Philippe Perreaudin (also coordinator of several compilations and reissues: Legendary Pink Dots, Un Département, Nino Ferrer Revisited, Ptôse, Hardy Fox...) Literature, and particularly science fiction, is a leitmotiv in the band's work. Antoine Volodine, Thomas Pynchon, Philip K. Dick, Lewis Carroll, or J. G. Ballard have been invoked many times. In recent years, Palo Alto has multiplied musical collaborations with, among others, The Residents, Ptôse, Klimperei, Tuxedomoon... From industrial music to inextricable electronic ramifications, by making a detour through improvisation, the musical universe of Palo Alto is multifaceted. Their new album is no exception to this rule...
SR 486CD
PRICE: $15.50
CAT #: SR 486CD
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
SILK SAW Nothing Is Finished / Everything Starts CD
Since the early '90s, the Belgian duo Silk Saw has pioneered nearly unclassifiable electronic music at the forefront of experimental and avant-garde. Their 12th album is a contiguous expansion of the universe created in Imaginary Landscapes, the previous album published on Kotä in 2015, blending sweet and bitter in languorous and enigmatic melodies that float on intriguing pounding polyrhythms. With the release of Nothing Is Finished / Everything Starts on Sub Rosa, Marc Medea and Gabriel Séverin are back home, since their very first trial, Musique du garrot et de la feraille -- under their strange "modern dada" alias, Jardin d'Usure -- was released in 1994 (followed by the first two Silk Saw albums from 1996 and 1997). Now more than ever, without compromise, the duo makes full use of complex tools like frequency modulation, granular and morphing synthesis. In an array of delightful to jarring surprises, a sinuous ballad will be troubled with remote blasts, or abruptly interrupted by a collapse of the base. While the tracks resonate fundamentally with a feeling of falling, failing, decay, the sleeve picture conveys that destruction is in fact where everything starts. Broken rhythmics, deliquescent soundscapes infiltrated in fragmented rooms and corridors... When the roughness of some deflagrations meets the accuracy of textures. Russell Haswell meets Autechre.
SR 486LP
PRICE: $15.50
CAT #: SR 486LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
SILK SAW Nothing Is Finished / Everything Starts LP
Since the early '90s, the Belgian duo Silk Saw has pioneered nearly unclassifiable electronic music at the forefront of experimental and avant-garde. Their 12th album is a contiguous expansion of the universe created in Imaginary Landscapes, the previous album published on Kotä in 2015, blending sweet and bitter in languorous and enigmatic melodies that float on intriguing pounding polyrhythms. With the release of Nothing Is Finished / Everything Starts on Sub Rosa, Marc Medea and Gabriel Séverin are back home, since their very first trial, Musique du garrot et de la feraille -- under their strange "modern dada" alias, Jardin d'Usure -- was released in 1994 (followed by the first two Silk Saw albums from 1996 and 1997). Now more than ever, without compromise, the duo makes full use of complex tools like frequency modulation, granular and morphing synthesis. In an array of delightful to jarring surprises, a sinuous ballad will be troubled with remote blasts, or abruptly interrupted by a collapse of the base. While the tracks resonate fundamentally with a feeling of falling, failing, decay, the sleeve picture conveys that destruction is in fact where everything starts. Broken rhythmics, deliquescent soundscapes infiltrated in fragmented rooms and corridors... When the roughness of some deflagrations meets the accuracy of textures. Russell Haswell meets Autechre.
SR 502CD
PRICE: $15.50
CAT #: SR 502CD
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
LUSTMORD + NICOLAS HORVATH The Fall: Dennis Johnson's November Deconstructed CD
The Fall is a deconstruction of November by Dennis Johnson. Written for solo piano in 1959, November is the first example of minimalist music composition and was the inspiration for La Monte Young's The Well-Tuned Piano (1964). The 66-minute piece is a collaboration between legendary artist Lustmord and renowned classical pianist Nicolas Horvath, in which they reduce Johnson's original November to its core element and place it in a landscape of complimentary sound. The Fall echoes November, but with further resonance. Recorded in May-June 2019 in Los Angeles, and Misy-sur-Yonne, France. Double-LP version comes on white vinyl.Lustmord, active since 1980, was born of the original "industrial" scene of the period. With its own distinctive approach, blurring the line between music and sound design Lustmord's work has featured in 45 motion pictures including The Crow and Underworld and also in video games, television, and commercials. Recently, Lustmord scored the music for Paul Schrader's movie First Reformed (VAULTWORK 331CD/LP, 2019). While Lustmord is often credited for creating the "dark ambient" genre there is much more nuance to its work than what that label implies. Notable collaborations amongst many include Tool, Melvins, Jarboe, John Balance of Coil, Clock DVA, Chris & Cosey, Paul Haslinger, Karin Park, and Robert Rich.Nicolas Horvath, an unusual artist with an unconventional résumé, pianist, and electroacoustic composer is known for his boundary-less musical explorations. Horvath is both an enthusiastic promoter of contemporary music -- he has commissioned numerous works (including no fewer than 120 as part of his Homages to Philip Glass project in 2014) and collaborated with leading contemporary composers from around the world, including Alvin Lucier, Mamoru Fujieda, Jaan Rääts, Alvin Curran, and Valentyn Silvestrov -- and a rediscoverer of forgotten or neglected composers such as Moondog, Nobuo Uematsu, Germaine Tailleferre, François-Adrien Boieldieu, Hélène de Montgeroult, Jean Catoire, Karl August Hermann.
SR 502LP
PRICE: $23.50
CAT #: SR 502LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
LUSTMORD + NICOLAS HORVATH The Fall: Dennis Johnson's November Deconstructed 2LP
Double LP version. White vinyl. The Fall is a deconstruction of November by Dennis Johnson. Written for solo piano in 1959, November is the first example of minimalist music composition and was the inspiration for La Monte Young's The Well-Tuned Piano (1964). The 66-minute piece is a collaboration between legendary artist Lustmord and renowned classical pianist Nicolas Horvath, in which they reduce Johnson's original November to its core element and place it in a landscape of complimentary sound. The Fall echoes November, but with further resonance. Recorded in May-June 2019 in Los Angeles, and Misy-sur-Yonne, France.Lustmord, active since 1980, was born of the original "industrial" scene of the period. With its own distinctive approach, blurring the line between music and sound design Lustmord's work has featured in 45 motion pictures including The Crow and Underworld and also in video games, television, and commercials. Recently, Lustmord scored the music for Paul Schrader's movie First Reformed (VAULTWORK 331CD/LP, 2019). While Lustmord is often credited for creating the "dark ambient" genre there is much more nuance to its work than what that label implies. Notable collaborations amongst many include Tool, Melvins, Jarboe, John Balance of Coil, Clock DVA, Chris & Cosey, Paul Haslinger, Karin Park, and Robert Rich.Nicolas Horvath, an unusual artist with an unconventional résumé, pianist, and electroacoustic composer is known for his boundary-less musical explorations. Horvath is both an enthusiastic promoter of contemporary music -- he has commissioned numerous works (including no fewer than 120 as part of his Homages to Philip Glass project in 2014) and collaborated with leading contemporary composers from around the world, including Alvin Lucier, Mamoru Fujieda, Jaan Rääts, Alvin Curran, and Valentyn Silvestrov -- and a rediscoverer of forgotten or neglected composers such as Moondog, Nobuo Uematsu, Germaine Tailleferre, François-Adrien Boieldieu, Hélène de Montgeroult, Jean Catoire, Karl August Hermann.
TAXI GAUCHE RECORDS (SWITZERLAND)
TAXI 014LP
PRICE: $22.00
CAT #: TAXI 014LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
ANNIE TAYLOR Sweet Mortality LP
The band initially came into existence in 2016, consisting of charismatic singer and guitarist Gini Jungi, bassist Michael Mutter, drummer Jan Winkler, and guitarist Tobias Arn. In 2017, the band released their first two singles "Partner in Crime" and "Wasted Youth", before taking themselves on a tour of Italy, France, and Switzerland. Not Yours!, the quartet's highly anticipated debut EP was released in spring 2019 and sold out only a few months later. Over the past few years, the band's sound shifted away from the rock-tinged pop of their early releases, instead drenching it in a heavier psychedelic wash, gaining the band comparisons to Warpaint or early Hole, and catching the ears of LA Weekly, The 405, Soundblab, and For The Rabbits. Released via Taxi Gauche Records, Not Yours! featured artwork created by Dominic Foster, also known for his work with The Coral. The band decided to hole themselves up once again at DALA Studios for their debut album, with David Langhard (producer of psychedelic titans Klaus Johann Grobe). Sweet Mortality is the result. Printed inner sleeve; gatefold sleeve.
TECTONIC (UK)
TEC 024LP
PRICE: $22.00
CAT #: TEC 024LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
COCKTAIL PARTY EFFECT Cocktail Party Effect 2LP
Having made initial waves on Cold Recordings and Osiris, Eric Baldwin returns now to Tectonic to release his eponymous album Cocktail Party Effect, bringing his South London roots to Berlin for an all-weekender, under strobe lights. Drawn by his appetite for powerful rhythmical forms and inspired by the likes of Daphne Oram, The Residents, and Captain Beefheart -- Eric takes uses background in sound design, knowledge of hacking VST software and adapted spring reverbs and other hardware, to create a truly unique vision of contemporary electronic music. It sits somewhere between Jeff Mills, Aphex Twin, and Squarepusher -- held together by a connective UK bass music spinal cord. A weird but intriguing beast. The album opens with a track of Japanese cocktail recipes, before moving into the only vocal track of the album, "Talking To Bricks" featuring Bristol vocalist Redders on fine form -- charged with disjointed energy and run ragged across a technologically charged dancehall style beat. The album progresses through the rolling breaks and bleeps of "For The Memory Exchange", into an IDM side-step in the shape of "Brutalism", moving into the gentle, beautiful flickering glitches of "PDA", before the hyperactive twitching alien charge of "War On Codex". Taking a leap in another direction, you reach "Cause For Bad Shelving", which sounds a bit like Squarepusher when he was on late '90s, immaculate form -- taking the tempo up a few notches, while building melancholy. "Lack Of Wrong Format" then gives you a moment to breathe, before diving into "Deerhorn" which brings us right back to the dancefloor. Things are then turned inside out with the jittery wonder of "I Get It (Lost Banknote)", redirected via the industrial clangs of "Low_Rise", before rounding off our sonic adventure with the ponderous tones of "Loner" -- which leave you glowing and drifting off into space. A bold album that's just brim with a strong sense of originality, direction, and grand narrative. From international dancefloors to post-clubbing ear-worms, Cocktail Party Effect is just getting started and you'll be hearing his name more and more now.
THE DJ HELL EXPERIENCE (GERMANY)
HELLEX 003CD
PRICE: $14.00
CAT #: HELLEX 003CD
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
DJ HELL House Music Box (Past, Present, No Future) CD
DJ Hell returns with the album House Music Box (Past, Present, No Future). In contrast to its predecessor album Zukunftsmusik (GIGOLO 302CD/LP/X-LP, 2017), with his new work Hell looks back to the glorious early days of house and techno in Chicago, Detroit, and New York City. Obvious references are the heroes that vibrated the dancefloor from the late '80s, i.e. luminaries like Ron Hardy, Frankie Knuckles, and Lil' Louis from the Chicago house scene, or the legendary radio shows of The Electrifying Mojo from Detroit. Not to be forgotten are, of course, the NYC house of Larry Levan or the Nu Groove records from the early 90s -- all of them served as musical godfathers for Hell's House Music Box. Back to the roots. In line with this, Hell's opus number six emerged as a classic album: House Music Box simply comprises eight gripping new bangers from the groove manufacturer that is the super gigolo Hell. The record is not only a concept album about the beginnings of electronic DJ and club music, but also a danceable history lesson. Past, Present, No Future -- even if Hell's deep bow to the trailblazers and pioneers of electronic club music was already completed when the corona pandemic broke out, the subtitle of House Music Box proved apt even so in the light of the circumstance that especially the club scene is seriously affected from the coercive measures of the crisis. It was therefore quite prophetic that on "Jimi Hendrix" you can hear pieces of the last interview that the guitarist gave shortly before his controversial death. "I can't build anything right now, you know, because of the things that are happing right now. I just have to lay back and think about it all." House Music Box is, in many ways, the right record at the right time. Because as DJ Hell speaks about his album: "House music for me has always been a spiritual experience, a higher, different form of communication, so to speak." So, let's listen carefully what he reports about his musical excursions in the past, present and future of house.
HELLEX 003LP
PRICE: $32.00
CAT #: HELLEX 003LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
DJ HELL House Music Box (Past, Present, No Future) 2LP
Double LP version. Includes printed inner sleeves. DJ Hell returns with the album House Music Box (Past, Present, No Future). In contrast to its predecessor album Zukunftsmusik (GIGOLO 302CD/LP/X-LP, 2017), with his new work Hell looks back to the glorious early days of house and techno in Chicago, Detroit, and New York City. Obvious references are the heroes that vibrated the dancefloor from the late '80s, i.e. luminaries like Ron Hardy, Frankie Knuckles, and Lil' Louis from the Chicago house scene, or the legendary radio shows of The Electrifying Mojo from Detroit. Not to be forgotten are, of course, the NYC house of Larry Levan or the Nu Groove records from the early 90s -- all of them served as musical godfathers for Hell's House Music Box. Back to the roots. In line with this, Hell's opus number six emerged as a classic album: House Music Box simply comprises eight gripping new bangers from the groove manufacturer that is the super gigolo Hell. The record is not only a concept album about the beginnings of electronic DJ and club music, but also a danceable history lesson. Past, Present, No Future -- even if Hell's deep bow to the trailblazers and pioneers of electronic club music was already completed when the corona pandemic broke out, the subtitle of House Music Box proved apt even so in the light of the circumstance that especially the club scene is seriously affected from the coercive measures of the crisis. It was therefore quite prophetic that on "Jimi Hendrix" you can hear pieces of the last interview that the guitarist gave shortly before his controversial death. "I can't build anything right now, you know, because of the things that are happing right now. I just have to lay back and think about it all." House Music Box is, in many ways, the right record at the right time. Because as DJ Hell speaks about his album: "House music for me has always been a spiritual experience, a higher, different form of communication, so to speak." So, let's listen carefully what he reports about his musical excursions in the past, present and future of house.
THE TRILOGY TAPES (UK)
TRILOGY 089EP
PRICE: $20.00
CAT #: TRILOGY 089EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
ODD LUST Wild Qualia 12"
Written and produced by Odd Lust. Mixed by TJ Hertz. Mastered by Beau Thomas.
THIRTYTHREE THIRTYTHREE (UK)
TTTT 008LP
PRICE: $26.50
CAT #: TTTT 008LP
FILE UNDER: EXPERIMENTAL
HARDWICK, EL 8 LP
El Hardwick's debut album, 8, explores an alternative cyberspace at the crossroads of climate and digital justice. Originally imagined as a sci-fi graphic novel back in 2016, over the following three years, 8 expanded into a concept album. Combining photography with poetry and song, Hardwick spins a cautionary tale in which technocrats advise a social elite to give up their bodies, upload their minds to a server, and migrate into cyberspace. Those the algorithm deems less worthy are left behind on a depleted earth. Channeled through Hardwick's vaporous falsetto, 8 unfolds along two paths: the A-side builds, while the B-side destroys. In the shimmering "Bitter Lake", Hardwick reflects on grief and creates a spiritual energy that moves between hope and grief. "Ration Without Reason", "Tidal" and "Expect" delve into more personal territory. For Hardwick, these three tracks are ecological love songs that address their relationship with capitalism. Track eight, "Vanishing Point", captures the tipping point at which one person's creation becomes someone else's destruction A prominent photographer in the music industry, Hardwick has constantly expanded their talents, from cocurating a zine on shapeshifting and hosting shows of young women photographers, to DJing as Moonbow at queer raves. They recently launched a new series of projects, titled Desire Lines, with a compilation in support of QueerCare. Last year, Hardwick banded with Discwoman affiliate Ciel, who remixed the album's fifth track "BNND WDTH" for a 12" single, released on West Friends label. Features Cardinal Fang, Conrad Kira and Elliott Arndt, Sim Hutchins, and MX World.
TOY TONICS (GERMANY)
TOYT 115LP
PRICE: $25.00
CAT #: TOYT 115LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
VA Kapote Pres Mushroom House Vol 1 2LP
The Mushroom House compilation is a collection of Balearic, Afro, and cosmic tracks that have been released on Toy Tonics EPs over the last five years. Original tracks and remixes by friends of the label: Auntie Flo, Rebolledo, Hyenah, Daniel Avery, WhoMadeWho, DJ Koze, Munk -- and there is also legendary Italian cosmic DJ Baldelli featured. All these tracks are exclusively produced for Toy Tonics. A few had been already released before on Gomma Records. The now sleeping indie-electronica label that was the "mother" of Toy Tonics. It's fun to see that these tracks seem not to get old. They sound still fresh and ace. Like the DJ Koze remix of WhoMadeWho or Munk's "Nigerian Jam". Now they all come together on double vinyl. Includes new 60-page Toy Tonics Magazine no 1. Also features Ponty Mython, Zhut & Kapote, Jad & The, Kissey, The Deadstock 33s, Asphodells, Daniel Haaksman, Spoek Mathambo, Kapote, The Deadstock 33s, Samuel Nalangirla, and Drrtyhaze.
TRADING PLACES (UK)
TDP 54024LP
PRICE: $21.00
CAT #: TDP 54024LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
SCOTT-HERON & HIS AMNESIA EXPRESS, GIL Summer '86 LP
Gil Scott-Heron was one of the foremost singer-songwriters of his generation. A committed civil rights activist that also wrote a couple of unusual novels exploring negative elements of the black experience and the punitive societal attitude against black people in the United States, Scott-Heron recorded an exceptional body of work during the 1970s and '80s, and although longstanding issues with drug addiction resulted in repeated bouts of imprisonment and an ultimately shortened lifespan, he continued to produce noteworthy material into the new millennium. Anyone that had the pleasure of seeing Scott-Heron and His Amnesia Express band during the mid-1980s is unlikely to forget it; percussionist Larry McDonald, drummer Rodney Young, saxophonist Ron Holloway, and backing vocalist/keyboardist Kim Jordan provide a full yet uncluttered backdrop to the man and his piano, as evidenced by these stunning excerpts from the summer 1986 tour, with "Winter In America", "Johannesburg", "Blue Collar", and "Shut 'Em Down" being among the standouts. Licensed by Prestige. 180 gram black vinyl.
TDP 54025LP
PRICE: $21.00
CAT #: TDP 54025LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
CLINTON & P. FUNK ALL STARS, GEORGE Make My Funk The P-Funk LP
Musical maverick and interstellar comedian George Clinton changed the shape of modern funk with his Parliament and P Funk projects, the first yielding a harder-edged somewhat more traditional form of funk, the latter a goofy, loose and sloppily playful Afrofuturist take on funk innovation. The live shows always stretched the boundaries of plausibility, as well as musical contours, with our hero beaming himself on stage from a massive "mothership" to deliver an excessive funk tour-de-force. Make My Funk The P-Funk takes its name from the group's ubiquitous catchphrase and the tracks are drawn from various live performances stretching from the late 1970s to the early 1990s, and there are some studio recordings as well, such as the instrumental "Good Love". Licensed by Prestige. 180 gram neon violet vinyl.
TRICATEL (FRANCE)
TRILPFR 058LP
PRICE: $26.50
CAT #: TRILPFR 058LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
CATASTROPHE Fizzy LP
Last remaining copies, RSD 2020 release. Fizzy is a selection of eight tracks by Catastrophe, for the first time gathered on vinyl. Born in 2016, Catastrophe would like not to forbid anything, even if it means the risk of ridicule. Whether in forests, on rooftops, crossing France and summer festivals (Rock en Seine, We Love Green, Francofolies), Catastrophe imagines. On stage, surprise reigns supreme and explodes into a musical kaleidoscope. In 33T and with a printed inner sleeve, this vinyl is a beautiful introduction to the world of Catastrophe. Their recent performances on major French and international stages (Eurosonic, Reeperbahn, Munich, Tokyo, Warsaw) show the growing interest for their music and energy. This selection is an ideal gateway to discover them.
TRIKONT (GERMANY)
US 524CD
PRICE: $17.00
CAT #: US 524CD
FILE UNDER: WORLD
OMNIVERSAL EARKESTRA, THE Le Mali 70 CD
A big band from Berlin travels to Mali to experience the legendary Malian musicians of the '70s. That is the amazing genesis of The Omniversal Earkestra and the Le Mali 70 project. The Omniversal Earkestra is a big band from Berlin, consisting of 12 brass musicians, accompanied by bass and drums, who have made a name by gigging almost weekly for eight years now in their hometown Berlin. Their program consists of an eclectic mixture of compositions by huge influences such Duke Ellington, Sun Ra, and Fela Kuti, to which the group adds their own songs. Also exploring the music of the by now legendary Mali-based big bands of the '70s such as the Railband, it became clear to the group's members that a trip to Mali would be necessary to meet the old masters. Supported by the TURN culture fond, the Omniversal Earkestra made its pilgrimage to Mali where they met legendary artists such as Cheick Tidiane Seck, Sory Bamba, Abdoulaye Diabaté, and Salif Keita. Traveling all of Mali they visited the homes of by now almost forgotten bands such as Mystère Jazz de Tombouctou, Der Kanaga de Mopti, Super Bitons de Segou, and the Railband of Bamako. The results of this amazing trip are modern big band arrangements of old Mali songs that were recorded at the end of the road trip during an intense week in the Moffou studio together with Salif Keita. During the trip and the recording sessions, the group was joined by a film crew that documented the events. Live performances of The Omniversal Earkestra and Le Mali 70 now consist of live concert by the group and a showing of the movie of the same name.
US 524LP
PRICE: $25.00
CAT #: US 524LP
FILE UNDER: WORLD
OMNIVERSAL EARKESTRA, THE Le Mali 70 LP
LP version. A big band from Berlin travels to Mali to experience the legendary Malian musicians of the '70s. That is the amazing genesis of The Omniversal Earkestra and the Le Mali 70 project. The Omniversal Earkestra is a big band from Berlin, consisting of 12 brass musicians, accompanied by bass and drums, who have made a name by gigging almost weekly for eight years now in their hometown Berlin. Their program consists of an eclectic mixture of compositions by huge influences such Duke Ellington, Sun Ra, and Fela Kuti, to which the group adds their own songs. Also exploring the music of the by now legendary Mali-based big bands of the '70s such as the Railband, it became clear to the group's members that a trip to Mali would be necessary to meet the old masters. Supported by the TURN culture fond, the Omniversal Earkestra made its pilgrimage to Mali where they met legendary artists such as Cheick Tidiane Seck, Sory Bamba, Abdoulaye Diabaté, and Salif Keita. Traveling all of Mali they visited the homes of by now almost forgotten bands such as Mystère Jazz de Tombouctou, Der Kanaga de Mopti, Super Bitons de Segou, and the Railband of Bamako. The results of this amazing trip are modern big band arrangements of old Mali songs that were recorded at the end of the road trip during an intense week in the Moffou studio together with Salif Keita. During the trip and the recording sessions, the group was joined by a film crew that documented the events. Live performances of The Omniversal Earkestra and Le Mali 70 now consist of live concert by the group and a showing of the movie of the same name.
TURBO RECORDINGS (CANADA)
TURBO 204EP
PRICE: $14.00
CAT #: TURBO 204EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
GRENIER, DEAN Color Code 12"
There are certain records you have to earn the right to play. After buying the right kind of warehouse, you have to build the energy in the room for what feels like an eternity until the precise moment the vape circle starts gettin' out of control and Dionysus the Greek God of Greek promoters tears through the very fabric of reality and screams "????!" right in your goddamned face. All of which brings you to "Color Code", the latest EP from new Turbo sensation Dean Grenier. Every single one of these four tracks are killer, a term industry demands have forced us use lightly in the past, but not this time, mister. This is sexually-viable sci-fi techno that rewrites your genetic code to give future generations a better chance at exhibiting club-friendly phenotypes like dance antlers or even more powerful sweat glands. At the snap of a glowstick, any of these selections will take your next set from "good" to "very good" on a scale of "good" to "shitty" to "very good." That is our promise to you, no matter who you are or how much we care what you think. "Circulator" features Max Ulis.
UPSET THE RHYTHM (UK)
UTR 127C-LP
PRICE: $23.00
CAT #: UTR 127C-LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
HANDLE In Threes (Clear Vinyl) LP
Clear vinyl version; edition of 300. Incorporating a diverse range of influences, from samba to no wave, Handle, a three-piece from Manchester (now based between Manchester/London/Brussels) made up of Giulio Erasmus and Nirvana Heire, former members of D.U.D.S (the first British band to sign to Castle Face) and Leo Hermitt, a genderqueer multidisciplinary artist renowned for their challenging, thought-provoking work in the city's arts and literary scenes. The group mesh politics with a trans experience of time and a vibrant, avant-garde freedom of approach. Handle make a uniquely minimal sound, buoyed by poetic, urgent vocals. Each instrument (bass, drums, keyboard and voice) is permitted its own space, yet somehow the result is a brilliantly unified yet understated sonic experience that demands then commands your attention. Powered by looping, hypnotic synth lines, quaking flexes of bass, clattering tribal percussion and expeditious, often agitated vocals that cordially sprint, Handle's songs -- all of which clock in around the two-minute mark -- owe as much to performance poetry as they do to the vibrancy of post-punk and new wave. In these times of anxiety and confusion, Handle provide a much-needed dose of musical catharsis, albeit disorientating at times, pre-empting sense from the shards of sound they gather about themselves. "Life's Work" begins with isolated swells of pitch before driving full throttle into an exuberant rhythmic workout. "Sunday Morning" shares this elasticated feel for melody and communication, twisting about itself in rubbery fashion. "Coagulate" is more disembodied from the pulse, but similarly retains a boldness of vision. "Step By Step" showcases what Handle excel at, it's a clangorous leviathan of beat-forward dance punk, peppered with Leo's fluid vocal inertia. It's dizzying yet divinely exuberant. "Punctured Time" evokes the same cascading flow "Punctured time, bicycle wheel, what if I told you that your lips were like venus, lips were like what? Lips were like venus and that my tongue was a trampoline?" sings Leo amid undulating bass, toppling drums and jabs of keyboard ambience. Handle make music occupied by dark shapes that move beneath a roiling surface: jolting, shattering, cracking, smoothed, bounded, punctuated. Handle's debut album In Threes is a collection of frenetic sounds for frenzied forms. In Threes was recorded and mixed by Robin Williams and follows on from the band's previous EP Demonstrations (2018), released through their own imprint Absolute Fiction.
WRWTFWW RECORDS (SWITZERLAND)
WRWTFWW 047LTD
PRICE: $34.00
CAT #: WRWTFWW 047LTD
FILE UNDER: SOUNDTRACK
BAND, RICHARD Ghoulies LP/7"
LP/7" version. 180 gram pink vinyl; heavy gatefold sleeve with full movie gallery, obi strip, video store stickers, bonus 7" vinyl. WRWTFWW Records announce the first ever release of Richard Band's full uncut soundtrack for cult horror comedy classic Ghoulies (1985). One of the most sought-after soundtracks from horror/sci-fi/fantasy film scoring master Richard Band, Ghoulies is finally getting the full official release it deserves. Packed with 16 tracks, plus two bonuses by Fela Johnson (including the fan-favorite "Dancing with a Monster", a true disco-monster!), it beautifully flows, covering all aspects of '80s B-movie horror music, from eerie vibes to palpable tension, full on satanic darkness, epic momentums, and just the right amount of wackiness. Band has a true talent for subtle tones and precise moods, fully capable of taking you on an uninterrupted magical ride/listening experience -- one that feels like a trip to a 1985 video store and a whole world of mysterious treasures to discover! This is released in conjunction with the soundtracks of Empire Pictures' TerrorVision (WRWTFWW 046LTD) and Troll (WRWTFWW 045CD/LTD), also out on WRWTFWW Records. Established by producer and director Charles Band in 1986, Empire Pictures quickly became notorious for the horror-comedy classics made during its brief but legendary lifespan. With wild special effects, outrageous humor and over-the-top horror action, Ghoulies, Troll, and TerrorVision are three of Empire's finest works, and each movie feature an unforgettable score by Charles's award-winning composer brother, Richard Band. Contains liner notes by Richard Band himself.
Z RECORDS (UK)
ZEDD 049CD
PRICE: $17.00
CAT #: ZEDD 049CD
FILE UNDER: ROCK
BIANCHI, WOODY Under The Influence Volume Eight: A Collection of Rare Boogie & Disco 2CD
Z Records continues its commitment to unearthing the obscure and long forgotten tracks from the last 40 years through the ever-popular Under The Influence series. Following on from Red Greg, Paul Phillips, James Glass, Nick The Record, Sean P, Faze Action, and Winston. It's now the turn of one of the Italy's most impressive collectors; Woody Bianchi. The story behind Z Records' Under The Influence series is this: being a seasoned record collector Z label boss Dave Lee/Joey Negro has made the acquaintance of many of the worlds other vinyl junkies. People that may be unknown to the general public but are hardcore enthusiasts who have built some of the best collections of soul, funk, and disco on the planet. The idea of UTI isn't solely about big name DJs compiling albums but to give a musical platform to those who have the knowledge to put together a track listing of killer tunes. Woody Bianchi is a prolific DJ, producer, remixer, and record collector. His international collaborations with Bob Sinclar, Todd Terry, Arthur Baker, Full Intention, Eric Kupper, Jocelyn Brown, Marshall Jefferson, and many others have created a remarkable profile for him. He has released over 300 productions worldwide and has toured side by side with many of the scenes greatest names. Here you have the pleasure of delving into his vast collection and plucking some of the rarest records out, with many of the tracks costing hundreds if you were actually able to find the originals. As always with ZR compilations a lot of time and effort has been spent on creating these masters from the original vinyl, cleaning them up, removing all the clicks and pops resulting in the cleanest sounding copy possible.Double-CD version features Arlana, Barbara Hall, Ipanema Brothers, Woody Bianchi, Coco York and Serge Ermoll Ensemble, Rideout, Original Just Us, Clifton Dyson, Formula One, Jay Player, Sunny Gayle, G.C. Cameron, The Variations, Renzo Fraiese, Sammy Barbot, Puccio Roelens, Love Exchange, Rev. Jerry Burns and The Youth Ensemble, The Directions, Samson and Delilah with The Boss Four, The Magic City Band, Razz-Ma-Tazz, James Knox, Rozza & Wine, Circle, and Paul Humphrey.
ZEDD 049LP
PRICE: $31.00
CAT #: ZEDD 049LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
BIANCHI, WOODY Under The Influence Volume Eight: A Collection of Rare Boogie & Disco 2LP
Double LP version. Gatefold sleeve. Z Records continues its commitment to unearthing the obscure and long forgotten tracks from the last 40 years through the ever-popular Under The Influence series. Following on from Red Greg, Paul Phillips, James Glass, Nick The Record, Sean P, Faze Action, and Winston. It's now the turn of one of the Italy's most impressive collectors; Woody Bianchi. The story behind Z Records' Under The Influence series is this: being a seasoned record collector Z label boss Dave Lee/Joey Negro has made the acquaintance of many of the worlds other vinyl junkies. People that may be unknown to the general public but are hardcore enthusiasts who have built some of the best collections of soul, funk, and disco on the planet. The idea of UTI isn't solely about big name DJs compiling albums but to give a musical platform to those who have the knowledge to put together a track listing of killer tunes. Woody Bianchi is a prolific DJ, producer, remixer, and record collector. His international collaborations with Bob Sinclar, Todd Terry, Arthur Baker, Full Intention, Eric Kupper, Jocelyn Brown, Marshall Jefferson, and many others have created a remarkable profile for him. He has released over 300 productions worldwide and has toured side by side with many of the scenes greatest names. Here you have the pleasure of delving into his vast collection and plucking some of the rarest records out, with many of the tracks costing hundreds if you were actually able to find the originals. As always with ZR compilations a lot of time and effort has been spent on creating these masters from the original vinyl, cleaning them up, removing all the clicks and pops resulting in the cleanest sounding copy possible.Double- LP version features Original Just Us, Coco York and Serge Ermoll Ensemble, Circle, Woody Bianchi, G.C. Cameron, Rev. Jerry Burns and The Youth Ensemble, Sunny Gayle, The Magic City Band, Arlana, Jay Player, Razz-Ma-Tazz, Rideout, Formula One, Ipanema Brothers, and The Variations.
ZEDD 050LP
PRICE: $31.00
CAT #: ZEDD 050LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
LEE & WILL FOX, DAVE Breaking The Beats: A Personal Selection of West London Sounds 2LP
Double LP version. Gatefold sleeve. "At the end of the '90s, a movement began in West London that birthed a fresh direction in dance music. Though this movement never got mainstream press coverage, never had a crossover chart single, and never really transcended its community roots, there was a unique alchemy at work -- a fertile moment of creativity, where a group of friends began to experiment with new cadences, rhythms, and distilled influences, crafting a new direction in the attics and bedrooms of their neighboring postcodes. Their music was a head-on collision between the sounds they had been raised on; the reggae sound system culture of Notting Hill Carnival, the sophistication and sheen of electro-funk, jazz fusion, soulful house, and disco, the Afro-beat sounds of Tony Allen and Fela Kuti, and the raw minimalism of early hip-hop. Though 'Broken Beat' was never a tagline that the producers anticipated, and one that they often publicly resisted, those two words would gradually come to represent the scattered rhythms, rolling basslines, and soaring changes that were inherent to this exciting new sound. The production was grounded in MPCs and SP1200s, the hand-me-down samplers of the hip-hop and jungle golden eras, and the drums that tumbled out of these machines at the hands of these creators had a jagged, stuttering feel, almost as though the groove was close to collapse." --Mr Beatnick May 2020"As a music lover I was always a fan of the broken beat records that came out of west London in the late '90s/early 2000s . . . there's songs on here from Germany (Jazzanova and Lars Bartkuln) Japan (Jazztronik and Hajime Yoshizawa) to represent that. When putting this album together it is hard not to notice the presence of Kaidi Tatham on many of the songs, he was such an instrumental force in the evolution of the sound. Breaking The Beats isn't a best of broken beat album and due to some licensing issues we were unable to include every song I would have liked but I think it does give the listener a good taste of the sound." --Dave LeeDouble-LP version features 4hero, Bugz In The Attic, NSM, Domu, Face, Jazztronik, Kaidi Tatham, Vikter Duplaix, Agent K, Fourth Kind, Taylor McFerrin, Vincent Parker, Nova Fronteira, AtJazz, Blakai, and Bembe Segue. Double-LP version comes in gatefold sleeve.
ZEHRA (GERMANY)
ZEHRA 002LP
PRICE: $31.00
CAT #: ZEHRA 002LP
FILE UNDER: WORLD
MASTER MUSICIANS OF JAJOUKA FEAT. BACHIR ATTAR, THE Apocalypse Across The Sky 2LP
2020 restock. Zehra present a reissue of Apocalypse Across The Sky by The Master Musicians of Jajouka featuring Bachir Attar, originally released in 1992. Available on vinyl for the very first time. Produced by Bill Laswell, remastered for vinyl by Helmut Erler at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin. No matter if you consider the Master Musicians of Jajouka a "4,000 year-old rock n' roll band" (William S. Burroughs) or even "6,000 years old" (Ornette Coleman) -- without doubt, the music of the ensemble in all its incarnations over the centuries is deeply rooted in Sufi mysticism, paganism, and the cult of the goat-god Boujeloud. According to a myth, many centuries ago Boujeloud appeared to a shepherd called Attar, an ancestor of today's ensemble leader Bachir Attar, and till today every year at the end of Ramadan a fire in honor of the goat-god is ignited. This pagan root aside, the music performed in several hour long rituals on traditional instruments like tebel and tariyya (drums), ghaita (a woodwind instrument), lira (flute), and gimbri (stringed instrument) reveals hypnotic, trance-inducing qualities and is considered to have magical and healing properties. In the 1950s, Brion Gysin along with Paul Bowles were among the first westerners to witness such a ceremony, and it was Gysin who invited the Master Musicians of Jajouka to play in his restaurant in Tangier, and who later (in 1967) brought Brian Jones to the small village of Jajouka where the Rolling Stones guitarist recorded the ensemble for what became the first "world music album" and that raised interest in the Master Musicians of Jajouka in the western world. Since those days, a wide number of creative minds like William S. Burroughs, Ornette Coleman, Marc Ribot, Flea, Talvin Singh, or the Rolling Stones have worked with the Master Musicians of Jajouka who are now performing regularly outside Morocco. In 1991, iconic producer Bill Laswell also embarked on a trip to the small village of just 800 inhabitants in the Rif mountains to record the group for his Axiom label -- Apocalypse Across The Sky is, unlike other Laswell projects that bring together different cultures and genres, a pure document of the ensemble, raw and unpolished but exquisitely recorded, and ranks among the essential recordings according to the world music magazine Songlines. 180 gram vinyl; gatefold sleeve; includes download code.
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