Forced Exposure New Releases for week of 9/14/2015

Sunday, 13 September 2015 19:45 Forced Exposure News & Events - Release Dates
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New music is due from Kawabata Makoto, Pole, and Nomine, while old music is due from JJ Cale, Carter Tutti Void, and Whitehouse.

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IF 011LP

APHEX TWIN: Selected Ambient Works Volume II 3LP (IF 011LP) 34.00
2015 repress. "Aphex Twin's 1994 masterpiece Selected Ambient Works Volume II includes barely anything resembling a beat or any sign of typical song structure, yet the album continues to garner adulation generally reserved for holy music. Fans have been testifying on its behalf for nearly two decades, as if it were capable of curing ills or healing the soul. Its synthetic construction belies the intuitive, human, melancholic and uplifting nature of the music. Some have speculated the album was intended by Aphex Twin's Richard D. James as a farce, as if its �ber-minimalism was a joke played on an electronic community that relied so heavily on the beat; an expectation-defying statement from ambient-house's young hero. The album induces varied responses and often from the same person. A listener may go from being incredulous to drenched in tears within the span of a single track. Music critic Frank Owen described the music as 'veering between an eerie beauty and an almost nightmarish desolation.' James himself described it as 'like standing in a power station on acid.'"

4 MEN WITH BEARDS

4M 160LP

FUNKADELIC: Funkadelic LP (4M 160LP) 22.00
2015 repress. 180 gram vinyl, in deluxe, heavy sleeve. "The 1970 debut from Detroit's nastiest, most shredding progenitors of funk-rock. Arising from the ashes of George Clinton's Plainfield, New Jersey led R&B group, The Parliaments, Funkadelic formed in the late '60s and, in addition to Clinton, included the blazing guitar of Eddie Hazel, organist Mickey Atkins, rhythm guitarist Tawl Ross, and drummer Tiki Fulwood. Though firmly rooted in funk and soul, Funkadelic incorporates a dark psychedelic element, influenced by Hendrix and Sly Stone, to create a sound that was unparalleled at the time and since. Sampled by everyone from DJ Shadow to Ice Cube, De La Soul, and the Beastie Boys, Funkadelic still sounds fresh today and is the first solid example of George Clinton's eccentric genius."

50 WEAPONS (GERMANY)

50 018LP

DAMAGE, BENJAMIN: Obsidian 2LP (50 018LP) 21.00
Double LP version. Includes download code. Obsidian is the third album from Benjamin Damage (his second solo long-player) and the end of an era for both himself and 50WEAPONS. As the first artist (outside of Modeselektor) to release on the label, it's apt that he delivers the last album on 50WEAPONS. Benjamin Damage himself states, "Obsidian is a collection of fragmented memories from all the music I've ever liked, distorted and restructured into a full length techno record. A purely personal project and an end of an era with 50WEAPONS." It's easy to forget that Benjamin Damage has only been releasing records since 2010. Just two years after the release of his first track, he dropped his first album, They!Live (50 005CD/LP), alongside production partner Doc Daneeka, to critical acclaim. The following year saw his first solo album release with Heliosphere (50 012CD/LP), marking a pronounced sonic sci-fi development toward Plaid and Jeff Mills, and hailed by critics as a return of soul and warmth to the cold, industrial world of Berlin techno. Mining a deeper furrow than 2013's Heliosphere, Obsidian eschews crushing rhythms, for the most part. Unraveling in a dream-like realm where melody has space between the kicks and snares, the album affects a more emotional dancefloor-pull. That's not to say that the album lacks punch, as tracks like "Cosmonaut," "Parallax View," and "Transmission" deliver that adrenalin rush with aplomb. But it is on tracks such as the beautiful "Pulse Width," sublime "Shimmer," acid-tinged "Tetrapod," and ethereal "Poly" that Benjamin Damage stretches further into the unknown, touching on the genius of AFX, Skam, and Autechre. Obsidian delivers warmth, heart, soul, and sweat throughout, and, as such, couldn't be a better parting shot for the label.


50WXTR 005EP

FJAAK: Gewerbe 15/Rush 12" (50WXTR 005EP) 14.00
German trio FJAAK's "Gewerbe 15" is a primetime sure shot, opening with a broken kick drum that eventually makes way for a pummeling 4/4 beat bound to shake the walls of any club. The title refers to the German word for "commercial space"; the trio lived in a 15-square-meter combination-living-space-and-studio during the creation of their first two EPs for 50WEAPONS (Attack/The Wind (2014) and Don't Leave Me/Plan A (50WXTR 002EP, 2014)). "Rush" plays with a much more house-oriented approach to a peak-time track. A rock-hard, distorted kick drum; piercing hi-hats; and a soaring ride are paired with almost Jersey-esque, shuffling chords.

A RECORDINGS (UK)

AUK 121LP

MAGIC CASTLES: Starflower LP (AUK 121LP) 20.00
180-gram opaque lilac LP version. Edition of 1000. Magic Castles are a five-piece band from Minneapolis, MN. Their sound has been described as droney psychedelic pop, combining the organ-drenched hazy atmospherics of the mid-/late-'60s with sun-drenched West Coast folk-rock. Magic Castles toured with The Brian Jonestown Massacre in 2012 and released a beautiful 12" split single with The BJM on Record Store Day 2014. Their 2014 sophomore album, Sky Sounds (AUK 114CD/LP), and successful West Coast tours see the band reaching new heights. At the time of this release of their third album, they are undertaking their first European tour, concluding with an appearance at the Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia.

ART YARD (UK)

ARTYARD 014CD

PATRICK AND THE BARITONE SAXOPHONE RETINUE, PAT: Sound Advice CD (ARTYARD 014CD) 19.50
"Of all the saxophones, it is our opinion that the one with the most distinctive sound, warmth and range that can reach into that of other saxophones, is the baritone sax." As composer, bandleader, and full-time member of the Sun Ra Arkestra, Pat Patrick was a visionary musician whose singular contribution to the jazz tradition has not yet been fully recognized. As well as holding down the baritone spot in the Arkestra for 35 years, Patrick played flute and alto, composed in both jazz and popular idioms, and was a widely respected musician, playing with Duke Ellington, Eric Dolphy, Thelonious Monk, and John Coltrane, with whom he appeared on Africa/Brass (1961). But he is best known for his crucial contributions to key Sun Ra recordings including Angels and Demons at Play (1967), Jazz in Silhouette (1959), and The Nubians of Plutonia (1967), among dozens of others. But as a bandleader, Patrick only released one LP -- the almost-mythical Sound Advice, recorded with his Baritone Saxophone Retinue, a unique gathering of baritone saxophone masters including Charles Davis and Ren� McLean. First issued in 1977 on Sun Ra's legendary Saturn Records imprint, Sound Advice is a deep-hued exploration of this special instrument, a lost masterpiece of Arkestrally-minded Ellingtonia on which higher adepts of the lower cosmic tones are heard in rare conference. Unissued since original release, this unique jazz masterpiece now returns to the limelight. Released in collaboration with the Pat Patrick estate. Remastered and restored sound. Liner notes by scholar and musician Bill Banfield.


ARTYARD 014LP

PATRICK AND THE BARITONE SAXOPHONE RETINUE, PAT: Sound Advice LP (ARTYARD 014LP) 45.00
Limited heavyweight LP version. Housed in screenprinted cover with inner liner notes sleeve featuring previously unpublished photographs of Pat Patrick. Pat Patrick: baritone saxophone, flute; Ren� McLean: baritone saxophone, flute; George Barrow: baritone saxophone, flute; Reynold Scott: baritone saxophone, flute; Charles Davis: baritone saxophone; Mario Rivera: baritone saxophone; Kenny Rogers: baritone saxophone; James Ware: baritone saxophone; Hilton Ruiz: piano; Steve Solder: drums; Jon Hart: bass; Babafemi Humphreys: conga.

AUS MUSIC (GERMANY)

AUS 1585EP

HUXLEY: 2.0 12" (AUS 1585EP) 14.00
Aus Music follows records from Youandewan (AUS 1583EP) and Geeeman (AUS 1582EP) with the return of Saints & Sonnets boss Michael Dodman aka Huxley. Across an acclaimed catalog including releases on Hypercolour, 20:20 Vision, and Tsuba, Huxley has managed to astutely touch on many bases while constantly keeping his output fresh and relevant. Now, six years after his breakthrough 2009 collaboration with Ethyl on C�cille Numbers, he reaffirms his position at the top of the tree with his 2.0 EP: four prime-time cuts bursting with powerful drum work, charming vocal samples, and tape-driven synths all deftly arranged to do serious damage on the floor.

BA DA BING!

BING 098LP

FRANK, JACKSON C.: The Complete Recordings: Volume 1 2LP (BING 098LP) 25.00
First of three double LP versions, housed in a gatefold sleeve. "While Jackson C. Frank's eponymous 1965 album and other material has enjoyed numerous official and unofficial reissues, Jackson C Frank: The Complete Recordings is the first to compile his entire recording career. Released in conjunction with Jim Abbott's book, Jackson C. Frank: The Clear Hard Light of Genius. Every song has been mastered or remastered, a number of them straight from the original, brittle reel-to-reels on which they were originally laid down. Plagued by tragedy with the most haunting music to show for it, Frank's life can be heard through his music, which has been covered by the likes of Nick Drake, Simon & Garfunkel, Fairport Convention, Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes, Colin Meloy of The Decemberists, John Mayer, South Korean jazz singer Nah Youn Sun, French singer Graeme Allwright, and sampled by Nas for 'Undying Love.' While never fully recognized as one of the great musicians of the '60s, Frank clearly had his fans. Volume 1 contains the original Jackson C. Frank album from 1965, containing the classic 'Blues Run The Game.' Also includes Jackson's recordings of folk standards from 1961; recordings made at his college radio station and the infamous Peaches & Crust acetate. Contains 8 songs never before released in any form."


BING 099LP

FRANK, JACKSON C.: The Complete Recordings: Volume 2 2LP (BING 099LP) 25.00
Second of three double LP versions, housed in a gatefold sleeve. "Volume 2 contains Jackson's first recordings from 1957, the 'Blues Run The Game' 45 from 1965, his 1968 Peel Sessions and studio recordings from 1970, 1972 and 1974. Contains fourteen songs never before released in any form."


BING 100LP

FRANK, JACKSON C.: The Complete Recordings: Volume 3 2LP (BING 100LP) 25.00
Third of three double LP versions, housed in a gatefold sleeve. "Volume 3 contains three albums sides which include Jackson's demos for his unreleased second album, Marlene and his final recordings from 1997, which were to be part of a new record before his passing in 1999.

BOYSNOIZE RECORDS (GERMANY)

BNR 145EP

BOYS NOIZE: Brain Frequent 12" (BNR 145EP) 12.00
Celebrating the 2015 tenth birthday of Boysnoize Records and the #BNR10YR Tour, Boys Noize gets raw with these three analog jams, taken from Strictly Raw Vol. 1 (2015) and now available as supreme DJ cuts on vinyl. "Overstayer" is a slow analog techno monster; it's joined by "Brain Frequent," on which Alex Ridha shows his love for EBM and industrial, and "Dawnload," a halftime hi-tec-core jam.

BPITCH CONTROL (GERMANY)

BPC 314EP

CAMEA: The Hallway EP 12" (BPC 314EP) 12.00
Camea's sound and ideas speak loudly on this release, sharing another part of her journey and adding another essential piece to her discography and the BPitch archive. Camea aka Camea Hoffman continues to lay the foundation for her experimental combination of deep house and techno with a collection of three mind-bending pieces.

BUREAU B (GERMANY)

BB 211LP

COLE, LLOYD: 1D Electronics 2012-2014 LP+CD (BB 211LP) 23.00
LP version. Includes CD. "Late in 2011 Hans-Joachim Roedelius and I agreed to embark upon an album project together... I assembled my first Eurorack modular synth... a basic single voice system with rudimentary sequencing. I had no experience whatsoever working in this way... my subliminal knew it would recognise the music I was reaching for, but my knowledge of electronic engineering was insufficient to proceed with any confidence... I studied and experimented with a new technique or concept. I recorded everything. The system grew. I found ways to create what I would call music using these new methods -- to create points of departure for Roedelius. Three years later, it is clear that my submissions were still very much the work of a student... But is this a bad thing? Are the student's works necessarily inferior to the master's? Learning is often exciting, inspiring. Is knowing ever that much fun? Selected Studies Vol. 1 (BB 124CD/LP) was released early in 2013... A few months later, our record company Bureau B asked me what I planned to do with the unused submissions (both Joachim and I had submitted maybe 400% more than was ultimately used). Might I release some of them as a solo project? But they are not finished, I said... I have been recording songs for long enough, now, to be able to admit freely that some of my demo recordings are indeed superior to the final versions. But this was a different concept being proposed. I had deliberately left space for counterpart, harmony, whatever... could such space, such absence actually benefit the piece?... We agreed to work towards an album of what I have come to call 'slight pieces'. The result is called 1D. Some pieces were originally created with overdubs by another in mind. Some were simply experiments. One or two may have had loftier ambitions... None of the pieces involves the use of a piano keyboard or a computer, except to record it. Some modulations were executed by hand. Most were generated by programmed sequencers and logic. Each piece is a self contained electronic circuit... I made rudimentary edits, the difficult stuff was done by Jonas Foerster in Berlin. The artwork for the album is by Chris Hughes. Chris began sending me examples of his art of his around the same time I began sending him examples of the work which it seems to me it so naturally compliments."

BUTTERZ (UK)

BR 017R-EP

ROYAL-T: Shotta (Remixes) 12" (BR 017R-EP) 14.50
Royal-T follows his 2015 Shotta EP (BR 017EP), which featured P Money and Footsie, with remixes by Wen (Keysound, Soundman Chronicles), who expands "Shotta" into a dark journey, and Kahn & Neek (Deep Medi, Bandulu), who keep the MCs in mind on their "Shotta" remix, with eight-bar switches, short and sharp. Royal-T's production partners t q d (DJ Q and Flava D) follow their 2015 Day and Night garage 12" (BR 018EP) with a bassline-stomper rework of Shotta's mellow "Limbo." David Kelly's photography comes from Soup Kitchen in Manchester, the site of autumn 2015 performances by Wen, Kahn & Neek, and Royal-T.

COCOON (GERMANY)

COR 129EP

DIVE, SASCHA: Werewolf in the Woods 12" (COR 129EP) 14.00
Sascha Dives' new release for Cocoon beams us back to the high days of the summer of 2015. "Into The Woods" is a pristine tech-house production that comes with a straight-forward beat programming, very nice reverse strings-sounds and hypnotic house chords. "Werewolf" is slightly more spaced out, however deep in the house universe. Dive uses crazy chord sounds and turns the track into an 11-minute tech-house journey.

CRYPTIC CORPORATION

MVD 7726CD

RESIDENTS, THE: Wormwood CD (MVD 7726CD) 13.00
"Though some of the Bible is abysmal and boring, much of it is entertaining and important reading. The Residents have tackled this book in all its complexity without the responsibility of the scholar. Though many months have gone into research, the intent of the music and lyrics remain within the realm of the inspired poet. The stories and ideas represented here are definitely in the Bible. The desire is to neither vilify nor sanctify the book, but to allow it to be humanized. For the Bible to be looked upon as spiritually uplifting is good and useful, but that view overlooks the Bible's abundant images of plague, torture, and cruelty. It is this dichotomy that gives balance and substance to the book. Without both, the dark and the light, there is no measure of either, only the bland reassurances that pass for organized religion today."

DIAL (GERMANY)

DIAL 033LP

DJ RICHARD: Grind 2LP (DIAL 033LP) 27.50
Double LP version. With the launch of his White Material label in New York 2012, DJ Richard began releasing a line of stunning works by Galcher Lustwerk, Young Male, Morgan Louis, and himself. Around the time of DJ Richard's collaboration with Carsten Jost for Lawrence's 2013 Films & Windows Remixed 12" (DIAL 065EP), the Dial Records crew fell deeply in love with his work. After his contribution to Dial's 2015 15-year anniversary compilation All (DIAL 032CD) and almost two years of production, here is DJ Richard's debut album, Grind. A tribute to what contemporary club music and enthusiastic sound experiments should be about: exaltation and addiction. This is what DJ Richard's club sets feel like -- an incredible sound seduction, another dimension. Grind might be the essence of it all.

DIRT CREW (GERMANY)

DIRT 091EP

VA: Deep Love 15 12" + CD (DIRT 091EP) 14.00
Dirt Crew Recordings follows 2014's Deep Love 10 compilation (DIRT 007CD) with another massive collection of exclusive tracks by label residents and new faces, varying from the deep grounds of house to the underground sides of techno and disco. As a five-track EP with bonus 11-track CD included, the compilation splits and stretches itself across all formats. The five vinyl tracks are all more toward the deep house side. Funk- and soul-laden grooves from main house heads Brame & Hamo and Nachtbraker start off the A-side, followed by label newbies Homework from Amsterdam, whom Dirt Crew know from their great outings on Exploited and Let's Play House. UK act Voyeur open the B-side with "The Long Way Home," truly one of the highlights of this compilation with its jazzy, classic house approach. Berlin-based Spanish brothers Kyodai close out the EP with a true journey deep into house and techno regions. The CD opens with Laurence Guy and Harry Wolfman, both from the UK and both on Dirt Crew HQ's watch list for quite a while; they deliver a great mix of funky and jazzy sounds with a hint of disco. The mysterious Soul of Hex from Mexico follow their 2014 debut 12" (one member here is Sebastien Vorhaus, who released a collaboration with Ponty Mython on Dirt Crew in 2015 (DIRT 090EP)). Loz Goddard is also among these first few tracks, with a track released in advance of his 2015 EP with Harry Wolfman. Kito Jempere, Downtown Party Network, and Waifs & Strays vs PBR Streetgang need no introduction. Kito, of course, is the jazz man here, with his crazy twists and unique sounds. The American side of the Dirt Crew family is also represented by LA-based Edit Murphy and Rhythm Operator. Both have an old-school approach to their music and both tracks could well have come from an obscure early-'90s Chicago 12". Having released an excellent album in 2014 on Steffi's Dolly imprint with Will Martin, Bostonian John Barera closes the CD with a blistering Detroit techno cut. Of course, DC had to feature a track by Belfast lads Schmutz who released their first EP on Dirt Crew in January 2015 (DIRT 085EP). Their unique, dark, twisting techno sound is just like no other, distorted but always with that warm underground house feeling to it.

DIRTER PROMOTIONS (UK)

DPROM 109LP

WHITEHOUSE: Halogen LP (DPROM 109LP) 25.00
First vinyl release of the classic Whitehouse album Halogen, originally released as a CD on the Susan Lawly label in 1994. Tracks are: "Vulgar" (William Bennett), "Lightning Struck My Dick" (William Bennett/Jim Goodall/Peter Sotos), "Movement 1994" (William Bennett), "Dictator" (William Bennett), "Halogen" (William Bennett/Peter Sotos), and "The Way It Will Be" (William Bennett). Recorded at Electrical Audio in Chicago by Steve Albini and William Bennett, December 1993; remastered and cut by Noel Summerville. Artwork by Trevor Brown. Audiophile 180-gram vinyl in stunning gloss-laminated sleeve. "[Part of] Whitehouse's most idiosyncratic, and therefore most compelling phase in their 26-plus years of activity... with probably their most musical and understated (in relative terms, of course) works... Once again Bennett is assisted by Peter Sotos lyrically, resulting in some of the more complex vocal themes up to that point, while the synths are just awash in a sort of gauzy reverb that smooths out the cleaner sound, likely due to the Steve Albini production. It is still by no means peaceful, but has a more introspective feel compared to their other work. The almost pleasant synth sounds from Never Forget Death are but gone, replaced by unique analog textures that would reappear splendidly on Quality Time." --Brainwashed

ERASED TAPES (UK)

ERATP 075LP

FUJITA, MASAYOSHI: Apologues LP (ERATP 075LP) 23.00
LP version. Includes download code. Berlin-based Japanese vibraphonist and composer Masayoshi Fujita, after releasing more ambient-based electronic recordings of the vibraphone under his el fog alias, became more interested in the sound of the vibraphone itself. He started to compose acoustic pieces and released his first solo album under his real name, titled Stories, in early 2013. Apologues sees Fujita use an array of instruments besides his lead instrument for the first time, such as the violin, cello, flute, clarinet, French horn, accordion, piano, and snare drum -- played by friends, but arranged by Fujita himself. "My idea was to let those instruments express their own images or atmospheres that each instruments have by nature, or have been given in their history, and not treating them just as accompaniments of the vibraphone. Also, it was new for me to compose a song as a whole. As I wrote the vibraphone part first, I tried to hear other sounds in my head and tried to leave enough room for them and sometimes play only fundamental parts on the vibes." In addition to the mallets, Fujita often plays the vibraphone with a violin or cello bow, like on "Tears of Unicorn" and "Knight and Spirit of Lake." He also places bead strings on the vibraphone bars to create an ambient shimmer that can be heard on songs like "Moonlight" and "Swallow Flies High in the May Sky." The latter was composed to let the clarinet express its characteristics and tell its story, while the vibraphone takes a supporting role. "The clarinet sounds very warm and soft and very 'spring' to me," says Fujita. Inspired by "the silence and deepness of the fog, the mountains and the gravity within," his music has a unique, evocative atmosphere. He connects the song "Requiem," which he composed for French horn, to "images of mountains, fields and the far away." "Tears of Unicorn" was inspired by a painting that features in Hayao Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli animation Kiki's Delivery Service (1989), drawn by a woman that lives in the forest. "With this album the main idea was to evoke images, atmospheres, sceneries and stories in the listener, the images that have accumulated in myself. At the same time it was an exploration of the unexplored beauty of the vibraphone, and also a pursuit of the charm of the instrumentation and the music itself." --Fujita

GET PHYSICAL MUSIC (GERMANY)

GPM 316EP

LEESKER, ROLAND: My Warehouse 12" (GPM 316EP) 14.00
In the 1990s, Roland Leesker would play and produce with artists who are legends in 2015. Slaving away with Ricardo Villalobos in his living room, creating loops with John Selway, working as a light jockey for Joe Jam and Mark Spoon, working with Cajmere and Ata at the Wild Pitch Club... Now, he's returned to the studio with his production partner Philipp Maier aka Sant� to deliver an instant classic, "My Warehouse," a bass-laden house killer with intense kicks and a gritty, in-your-face bassline. Techno-prince Chris Liebing delivers an edit of Cardopusher's sexy remix, released in advance of remixes from M.A.N.D.Y. and DJ T.

GOOD RATIO MUSIC (SPAIN)

GRM 007EP

CARLO: Forget Me Not 12" (GRM 007EP) 12.50
Good Ratio Music strikes gold with the first EP from Carlo on the imprint. Forget Me Not is a record that plays directly into one of the artist's strengths: melting a coherent whole from ephemeral parts. Carlo keeps it rather fiercely on the house grooves, creating a far out sound with his fluent pulse and motif-based melodic improvisations. On the flip side, Kresy delivers a solid remix of the title track.

GRONLAND (UK)

GRON 145EP

I HAVE A TRIBE: Yellow Raincoats (Frank Wiedemann Remix) 12" (GRON 145EP) 12.00
After recording his debut EP with Rob Ellis (PJ Harvey/Anna Calvi) and Conor O'Brien of Villagers, Patrick O'Laoghaire aka I Have a Tribe was then hand-picked to tour Europe with Calvi, opened for Villagers' Irish homecoming show, and performed at Electric Picnic and CMJ in New York. I Have a Tribe's blend of plaintive pop and folk-tinged melancholia has never been more evident than on "Yellow Raincoats," which caught the attention of Frank Wiedemann (�me, The Howling); his remix turns the track into a pop jewel.

GUERSSEN RECORDS (SPAIN)

GUESS 080LP

JULY: July LP (GUESS 080LP) 29.00
2015 repress. Guerssen Records is proud to release on vinyl nothing less than an essential album to anyone with a minimum interest in psychedelic music. This very rare 1968 UK album, originally released on the Major Minor label, features essential psych classics such as "Dandelion Seeds" and "My Clown." This is the definitive vinyl reissue of this beauty, pressed on 180 gram vinyl and housed in a high-quality carton cover with old-style backflaps and a fantastic 4-page insert with photos and extensive liner notes by UK psych authority David Wells. Also included is a full-color reproduction of the rare-as-hell original promo poster.

HEIST RECORDINGS (NETHERLANDS)

HEIST 012EP

M.ONO: Volle Schnauze EP 12" (HEIST 012EP) 14.00
This record is the most important promo tool in Leipzig-based M.ono's grand scheme to conquer the world with a super-secret cocktail named, Die Volle Schnauze, a four track EP on which all flavors and secret ingredients come together. Dig the the forward groove and jumping keys of "Volle Schnauze," the "shit-is-the-sun-already- coming-up?" vibe of "Perle," the dancing arps of "Delaware State Route" and the freaked out acid of "Pegasus '83." On 180 gram vinyl.

HYBRIDITY MUSIC (CANADA)

HYB 022EP

CAFE LANAI: Paradise 12" (HYB 022EP) 12.50
Cafe Lanai is the duo of Michael Brock and Forever (June Moon). Originating with the absorption of tropical sounds and antiquated island imagery, the project made a "sweet, sweet double espresso debut" with their deep first single "Lanai." On their debut Paradise EP, Cafe Lanai enlists the spirit of humid rainforests and black sand beaches, imploring you to close your eyes and throw your body to the beat. Infused with interweaving vocals, sultry lyrics, sweaty synths and rhythms for house heads and disco souls.

INDUSTRIAL RECORDS (UK)

IRCTV 001LP

CARTER TUTTI VOID: f (x) LP (IRCTV 001LP) 27.50
LP version. Includes download code. First pressing on white vinyl. Chris Carter, Cosey Fanni Tutti (Chris & Cosey/Throbbing Gristle), and Nik Colk Void (Factory Floor) expand and explore onward from their critically-acclaimed 2012 debut album Transverse with the full-length studio album f (x). Featuring their distinctive metallic guitar sound, distorted vocals, resounding basslines, and electro-industrial rhythms, this music is not for the fainthearted. Released by the legendary Industrial Records label, home of Throbbing Gristle since 1976.

INFRASTRUCTURE NEW YORK

INF 021EP

TRACKMAN: Trackman 2x12" (INF 021EP) 23.00
Reissue of the classic Trackman EP by Mark Archer (Altern 8), remastered from the original 1995 tapes. "I was asked by my good friend Neil Macey... if I could do a few tracks for the first release on his new label -- Ideal Trax... when he said he was after something with techno, Chicago house, and acid all mixed up, Trackman was born" --Archer, July 2015. The EP spans trippy, classic acid cuts; Detroit and Chicago influences; Sheffield bleep; and Manchester Ha�ienda-rave-era overtones. This reissue includes bonus track "Paradise," another classic originally released on the 1996 Don't Stop EP.

JUNGLE RECORDS (UK)

FREUD 117CD

HEARTBREAKERS: Live at Max's Kansas City Volumes 1 & 2 CD (FREUD 117CD) 12.50
"Johnny Thunders' Heartbreakers classic live album -- the original 1978 album plus the rare Vol 2 recorded 1979. Johnny Thunders and Jerry Nolan formed the Heartbreakers out of the ashes of the New York Dolls in 1975. Gaining infamy in London touring with the Sex Pistols on the Anarchy tour of '76, they went on to produce just one album, the classic L.A.M.F. in 1977. The Heartbreakers split up When Track Records folded early in 1978. But in the fall of '78, Johnny Thunders, Billy Rath and Walter Lure found themselves in New York and decided to do a couple of gigs for 'old times sake' and some 'chump change'. Jerry Nolan had moved on to play with The Idols and Sid Vicious, so they got together with drummer Ty Styx for some farewell gigs at Max's Kansas City. The resulting album was issued in 1979 on Max's Kansas City Records in the US and Beggars Banquet in the UK. It sold well, so Max's Tommy Dean and Peter Crowley decided to record a Volume 2. A long weekend of shows was booked, this time with original drummer Jerry Nolan, but 'chemical imbalances' ruined all but half of the last show. Beggars turned down the tapes, and Volume 2 remained unreleased, appearing only briefly on CD in the mid-90's. Now for the first time, both volumes are brought together on single CD. The audio has been repaired and remastered by Peter Crowley."

JUST THIS (ITALY)

JT 005EP

LANDSIDE: Landside Part 2 12" (JT 005EP) 14.50
Landside is the first collaboration between Italian producers Hunter/Game and Icelandic duo K�ra. K�ra's electronic dub work and Hunter/Game's techno and house roots form deep, melancholic ambient music with an intense central groove, as Fanney Osk's vocals interweave with melodic synths. Landside Part 2 continues the journey begun on Landside Part 1 (JT 004EP, 2015); Extrawelt's remix of "Wasteland" dances between dub emotion and breakbeats on a visionary path through soundscapes and abstract atmospheres. Avatism remixes "Lost Soul" with a solid groove and techno base that tease the track to an intense, breathless flow.

KEYHOLE (UK)

KH 9058CD

CALE, JJ: Cajun Moon CD (KH 9058CD) 17.00
The reclusive, enigmatic JJ Cale did not enjoy touring, but was in fine form when playing this superb set in his hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma, on New Year's Eve, 1975. Taped for FM broadcast, it features his signature classics "Call Me the Breeze," "Cocaine," and "After Midnight," as well as a selection of other laid-back gems, and is presented here complete with background notes and images.

KLONDIKE RECORDS (UK)

KL 5006LP

MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA: Whiskey A-Go-Go, 27 March 1972 2LP (KL 5006LP) 31.00
Aside from a mammoth repertoire of work alongside British rock luminaries such as Duffy Power, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Graham Bond, and Pete Brown, John McLaughlin's own career marked a pinnacle in progressive jazz-rock fusion. The Mahavishnu Orchestra's seminal appearance at the Whisky a Go Go on March 27, 1972, has become a high point of their achievements. In an attempt to honor this landmark performance, various bootlegs of varying quality have appeared over the years. This retrospective issue of this legendary concert salutes the stature of The Mahavishnu Orchestra's work with the original, complete, and fully remastered FM broadcast, presented on 180-gram vinyl with background liners.

LEGIT EDITS (GERMANY)

LE 002EP

UNKNOWN: Legit Edits #2 12" (LE 002EP) 14.00
Philpot presents Legit Edits. "Thanks for purchasing a real copy!"

MODERN CLASSICS

MCR 902LP

D'ANGELO: Voodoo 2LP (MCR 902LP) 24.00
2015 repress. "Though inspired by the birth of his children and trips back to Virginia, Voodoo's roots are in 1960s, '70s and '80s funk and soul; a nostalgic nod to the ideas and inventions of black music trailblazers powered by avant-garde hip-hop and jazz-influenced rhythms. D'Angleo's aim, he said, was to reclaim R&B. He wanted to be like Sly Stone, George Clinton, and Al Green. And most of all, he wanted to be like Jimi Hendrix. Where does a potently focused young man go to remake Electric Ladyland? New York's Electric Lady studios, of course: in the same rooms in which Hendrix and Stevie Wonder reinvented music decades earlier, and on the same equipment too. In an era in which soul musicians were obsessing over all things synthetic, D'Angelo was looking to the warm sounds of the past. Electric Lady's Studio C became D'Angelo's brand new creative laboratory. The concept behind Voodoo was simple. Put together a brilliant ensemble of R&B musicians bent on grooving together. Record them live, in real-time, jamming face-to-face in an effort to capture their conviviality and chemistry. For Voodoo's core rhythm trio, D'Angelo recruited his friend and colleague, The Roots' visionary drummer Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson, plus Welsh journeyman Pino Palladino to hold down the bass. It was a combination that gelled immediately. Voodoo was like crack for purists -- this was real music, serious as a heart attack, deeply reverent and worshipful of the past. This is the first new vinyl reissue since the original in 2000. Comes in a gatefold 'tip-on' jacket with new liner notes by Jason King, including interviews with ?uestlove, Pino Palladino, Charlie Hunter, James Poyser, Alan Leeds, and Russ Elevado."

NEW ROSE

MVD 5848DVD

CRAWFORD, SCOTT: Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC (1980-90) DVD (MVD 5848DVD) 14.00
"Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC (1980-90) examines the early DIY punk scene in the Nation's Capital. It was a decade when seminal bands like Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Government Issue, Scream, Void, Faith, Rites of Spring, Marginal Man, Fugazi, and others released their own records and booked their own shows-without major record label constraints or mainstream media scrutiny. Contextually, it was a cultural watershed that predated the alternative music explosion of the 1990s (and the industry's subsequent implosion). Thirty years later, DC's original DIY punk spirit serves as a reminder of the hopefulness of youth, the power of community and the strength of conviction." Run time: 90 minutes; stereo; bonus features: live performances by Fugazi, Government Issue, Gray Matter, Marginal Man, Beefeater, Embrace, Holy Rollers, and Soulside, plus additional interviews with Henry Rollins, Ian MacKaye, Kevin Seconds, Brian Baker and many others.


MVD 7877BR

CRAWFORD, SCOTT: Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC (1980-90) BLU-RAY (MVD 7877BR) 19.00
Blu-ray version. "Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC (1980-90) examines the early DIY punk scene in the Nation's Capital. It was a decade when seminal bands like Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Government Issue, Scream, Void, Faith, Rites of Spring, Marginal Man, Fugazi, and others released their own records and booked their own shows-without major record label constraints or mainstream media scrutiny. Contextually, it was a cultural watershed that predated the alternative music explosion of the 1990s (and the industry's subsequent implosion). Thirty years later, DC's original DIY punk spirit serves as a reminder of the hopefulness of youth, the power of community and the strength of conviction." Run time: 90 minutes; stereo; bonus features: live performances by Fugazi, Government Issue, Gray Matter, Marginal Man, Beefeater, Embrace, Holy Rollers, and Soulside, plus additional interviews with Henry Rollins, Ian MacKaye, Kevin Seconds, Brian Baker and many others.

OLDE ENGLISH SPELLING BEE

OESB 091LP

COHEN, ALICE: Into the Grey Salons LP (OESB 091LP) 18.00
"Into The Grey Salons is the 5th solo release from singer/musician Alice Cohen. The album features cosmic R&B-tinged dance tunes and soulful gospel-flavored ballads, with experimental synth interludes interspersed throughout the LP. Into The Grey Salons was inspired by a historic department store from Cohen's youth during the glitter rock heyday when David Bowie was recording Young Americans at Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia. The 'Sigma Kids' - young fans sporting Bowie haircuts - would line up to buy concert tickets at the grand ornate building, while the gothic pipe organ played inside. Out on the streets, the iconic 'Sound of Philadelphia' was everywhere. The 'haunted department store' is a symbolic space - where desire and commerce intersect, and identities are performed in the reflections of dressing room mirrors. Recorded at home in Brooklyn over the course of two years - all instruments were played by Alice Cohen, with additional drumming by Bryan Ujueta of Mr. Twin Sister, and additional vocals by Autre Ne Veut. Alice Cohen has been active since the late 70s, when her song 'Save the Best for Last' was released on Chrysalis Records."

OPTIMO MUSIC (UK)

OM 028EP

FURSTENHOF, RITA: Hadron Collider 12" (OM 028EP) 14.00
Optimo Music has no idea who Rita Furstenhof is/are. The mighty "Hadron Collider" was sent to the label in 2013. Normally sending one track is not much use, but this one was so good that the label instantly replied to say that they wanted to release it. Rita Furstenhof works in mysterious ways, and it was 18 months before the other tracks for the EP arrived. There were a few times when the label thought the artist had completely vanished, leaving the EP incomplete -- but here it is. Well worth the wait. This 12" is pure trance. Do not fear those words.

OPTIMO TRAX (UK)

OT 016EP

VA: Glasgow. London. New York. Edinburgh. 12" (OT 016EP) 12.50
This EP, featuring tracks from Glasgow, London, New York, and Edinburgh, opens with the broken, percussive, spine-tingling "Endless Plains," the debut of Glasgow DJ Beta. London's L/F/D/M, who delivered the first release on Optimo Trax, returns under the modified moniker Love's Flaccid Disco Muscle "3am at the Aqua Disco" -- bass heaviness with an almost exotica-style lead line. The eight-minute depth-charge "Culture Full Circle" by New York's Alex Burkat (now relocated to Philadelphia) features a mutated sample from a legendary reggae track before Modini (Neil Landstrumm and Alan Parley) close with "Ghost Seducer," which delivers bass, dub, and bleeps, 21st-century-style.

POKER FLAT (GERMANY)

PFR 165EP

DEXTER, DANIEL: Deeper Love 12" (PFR 165EP) 14.00
Daniel Dexter continues his long and fruitful relationship with Poker Flat by channeling the sound of classic Clivill�s & Cole in "Deeper Love," an early '90s house bomb that will send shivers down your spine. Underpinned by a resounding synth riff and dancing counter-motif, Kaori Kaneko's vocals provide the perfect foil, packing a powerful and soulful punch. Prolific Parisian Alexkid provides a radical reinterpretation on his remix: stripped down, muted and glitchy. Finally, Berlin's Bay Area import Kevin Knapp intones the names of classic Hollywood starlets over the smooth groove of "Heroine."

POLE (GERMANY)

PL 013LP

POLE: Wald 2LP (PL 013LP) 23.00
Double LP version. Etching on side D. "Wald begins immediately, ends abruptly, and is divided into three acts of three tracks each. It is the first studio album under Stefan Betke's Pole moniker in eight years... half an eternity in the digital age -- yet the pieces on Wald seem timeless, or to have fallen from time. Stefan Betke: 'After Steingarten (SCAPE 044CD, 2007) I was on tour for two years. At the same time, Barbara Preisinger and I set up our record label ~scape. Those were two hindering circumstances that were not exactly conducive to a creative restart... I couldn't have really added anything new in the wake of Steingarten and the dub declensions I had made in previous years.'... Over several years, long walks in the woods preceded the resumption of the production of his own material: 'Walks through the Isar valley, but also through the forests in the Alps... You have to go through life with an open mind and with extended antennae. If something strikes you and inspires you to create new music, then it will be for a reason...' For Pole, it was the forest; its spatiality... manifested, for example, in raw sounds (second act) and in psychedelic structures (third act), which sound as if they might be guitars (but are actually distorted synthetic lines)... From the tangible experience of the forest, a rather abstract question emerges: 'How can I take what I have seen or felt and make it audible?' This question becomes a narrative, a storyline. The initial story is that Pole went into a dialogue with his instruments, and the second story can be heard in the three acts of Wald. The new compositions on Wald do not deny their inheritance within the continuum of dub, yet they bring an entirely new vocabulary to Pole's sonic and spatial universe... 'If Wald had nothing to do with the world of Pole, then I would have come up with a new alter ego and produced it under a new name.' The structures, forms, and processes that Betke perceived in the forest were translated into musical structures, forms, and processes that inherently sounded like Pole. Perhaps the forest simply produces reverberations (just like the echo in the mountains!) that give rise to a bounty of thoughts. The story behind it is told in music, without the use of words -- as has previously so often been the case with Pole." --Max Dax

PUBLIC POSSESSION (GERMANY)

PP 011EP

OBALSKI: According to Obalski 12" (PP 011EP) 14.00
According to Obalski is another trip sponsored by the Obalski music lab. Pepare to be sucked into ambient landscapes that only Obalski can deliver. The feather of a tropical bird gently lands on a bed of fresh, humid, green grass. On the B-side, a bass drum jumps and punches; soft yet certain, it leads the way, joined by the pleasant company of fairy-like synth sounds... every now and then a bumblebee hums.

ROARATORIO

ROAR 025LP

CRYSTAL SYPHON: Family Evil LP (ROAR 025LP) 20.00
2015 repress. "Crystal Syphon, one of the greatest 'lost' groups of the West Coast psych scene, came together in Merced, California in 1965. Originally a Beatles / Byrds-influenced unit called the Morlochs, they soon shed their original moniker and moved in a more psychedelic direction, becoming a fixture on the ballroom circuit from 1966-1970. Although their music may nod in the direction of the New Tweedy Brothers and Quicksilver Messenger Service at times, it's imbued throughout with a distinctive sound that arose from practicing up to six nights a week. The band entertained offers from various labels during their existence, but as they insisted on complete artistic control and ownership of their music, no deals were struck. Now, some 44 years after its creation, Roaratorio is proud to make the music of Crystal Syphon available for the first time ever. Drawn from studio tracks, rehearsal tapes and a live recording from the Fillmore West, Family Evil is released with cover art by Norman Orr and extensive historical liner notes on an old-style 'tip-on' jacket. Digital download included."

SECOND STATE AUDIO (GERMANY)

SNDST 012EP

PAN-POT: The Other Two 12" (SNDST 012EP) 12.00
Pan-Pot present two tracks from their full-length album The Other, forthcoming at the time of this release. At nearly ten minutes, "Fist Bump from Destiny" is a long ride that builds slowly as persistent, hypnotizing tones circle and stalk, continually growing into the semblance of a cosmic clock. "Operator" follows a tenacious vessel navigating through an impenetrable fog. Low, menacing rumbles and short sonic blasts serve as bold displays of position while a perpetually rising synth provides the momentum to advance into the dark.

SEMI-AUTOMATIC RECORDS

SA 006LP

VA: Library of Sound Grooves: Jazz Expressions from the Italian Cinema (1963-1975) 2LP (SA 006LP) 24.50
Jazz from the 1960s/1970s Italian cinema and library scene. Encompassing a wide scope of styles from hard bop, big band, and vocal choruses to smaller combo experimental and free jazz. Includes tracks by such legendary composers as Ennio Morricone, Piero Piccioni, Piero Umiliani, Riz Ortolani, Mario Nascimbene, Nora Orlandi, Giorgio Gaslini, Armando Trovajoli, Gianni Ferrio, Stelvio Cipriani, Alessandro Alessandroni, Benedetto Ghiglia, Sandro Brugnolini, Vittorio Paltrinieri, Robby Poitevin, Luigi Malatesta, Franco Bixio, Gianni Boncompagni, Franco de Gemini, Stefano Torossi, Romano Rizzati, and Francesco de Masi. Gatefold double LP; edition of 750.


SA 007LP

VA: Library of Sound Grooves: Obscure Psychedelic Manuscripts from the Italian Cinema (1967-1975) 2LP (SA 007LP) 24.50
A magnificent concoction of freak beat, baroque pop, heavy rock, LSD exotica, and other mind-melting oddities from the Italian soundtrack/library scene of the 1960s/1970s. Featuring legendary composers such as Bruno Nicolai, Luis Bacalov, Piero Piccioni, The Sparrows, The Pawnshop, Gianni Marchetti, Roberto Righini, Riz Ortolani, Romano Rizzati, Lallo Gori, Carlo Pes, Alessandro Alessandroni, Berto Pisano, Jacques Chaumont, Giorgio Gaslini, Guido & Maurizio de Angelis, Florenza Mormile, Franco Micalizzi, Gian Piero & Gian Franco Reverberi, The T and 8, Sandro Brugnolini, Peppino de Luca, Dream Bags, Albert Verrecchia, Mario Migliardi, and Gianni Mazza. Gatefold double LP; edition of 750.

TEMPA (UK)

TEMPA 024LP

NOMINE: Inside Nomine 2LP (TEMPA 024LP) 26.50
Double LP version. A veteran of UK electronic music operating incognito, Nomine, by the time his debut was released in 2012, had already established the defining hallmarks of his sound -- an atmosphere of mingled dread and blissful calm, pulpy Eastern melodies, and tidal waves of sub-bass. Deep and meditative yet murder on a soundsystem, his tracks were vital firepower for a rejuvenated dubstep scene, and become regular secret weapons in figurehead Youngsta's record bag. This led to a string of 12"s on Tempa with which Nomine refined and expanded his aesthetic, keeping dubstep's bass-'n'-space ethos at the core while pushing far beyond its structural limits. Inside Nomine is the much-anticipated debut album from Nomine. It finds the enigmatic producer travelling beyond his acclaimed, soundsystem-demolishing 12"s to explore the deepest reaches of inner space. A reflection on the power of sound to reshape how we experience reality, it's a remarkable, immersive soundworld of an album -- delicate and contemplative, fleet-footed yet overwhelmingly forceful. Inside Nomine feels like the culmination of these musical voyages. As a former student and lecturer of sound design and advanced music technology, he draws upon a fascination with the psychologically-affecting qualities of sound. Although retaining a sonic kinship with dubstep, Inside Nomine occupies a genuinely self-defined musical space in which oceanic half-step riddims like "Shockwaves" and "Zen Force" collide with the thrillingly-exploratory broken techno of "Stickman" and "Menacer." Elsewhere, he leaves any notions of the dancefloor behind entirely; the eerie voiceover of "Nomine's Ego" coils through free space amid gorgeous harmonies and airlock hiss. At the album's heart is Nomine's astonishing command of space and atmosphere. On "Blind Man" and "Reticent Shadow," he matches simmering martial-arts-movie dialogue with music that bristles with Zen-like discipline and focus, while "84600" and "Hide & Seek" wield silence like a weapon, dropping pinprick melodies and percussion into the echo-chamber and remolding the air around them. The spaghetti-western freakout of "Dark Is the Night," meanwhile, recalls the haunting visual psychedelia of Alejandro Jodorowsky's cult 1970 film El Topo. Finally, the spine-snap drum 'n' bass of closer "Confusion" abruptly jolts the listener back to the club, bruised and elated -- a fitting return to physical reality at the end of an album that takes joy in subverting it at every turn.

TRESOR (GERMANY)

TRESOR 137EP

DREXCIYA: Hydro Doorways 12" (TRESOR 137EP) 12.50
2015 repress, originally released in 2000. The Hydro Doorways EP complements the vinyl edition of the Neptune's Lair album. The two central items in Drexicya's oeuvre -- Neptune's Lair and Harnessed the Storm -- were released on Tresor between 1999 and 2002 and represent the absolute highpoint of their self-made universe of electro-science. Masterpieces of originality and invention, the legacy created by these two albums cannot be overstated.

TRUE ROMANCE (GERMANY)

TREP 008EP

MAGIC TOUCH FEAT. CHARLIE SPUTNIK: Found Love EP 12" (TREP 008EP) 14.00
Straight from California, Magic Touch returns to Tensnake's True Romance with a very hypnotic house record. Following a successful debut EP in 2013, Magic Touch returns to the label now with Charlie Sputnik, after his feature on Larse's (TREP 002EP) release. Magic Touch aka Damon Palermo delivers the perfect '90s vocal house track, including a Samplepella mix and a very special Art Bleek remix on the B-side.

UPON YOU (GERMANY)

UY 097EP

AGNELLI, LUCA: Solaris 12" (UY 097EP) 14.00
Luca Agnelli is an active producer and co-founder of the Italian imprint Etruria Beat who has been making waves in the electronic music scene since 2006 with a string of releases and remixes on labels like Truesoul, Get Digital Music, Desolat and Moan Recordings. His debut for Upon You is a three tracker featuring a perfect fusion of dark, reverb heavy underground techno, super sweet, uplifting melodies, and a technoid, bass-induced, late night rollercoaster ride.


UYX 004EP

F.E.X.: Leo Dance EP 12" (UYX 004EP) 12.50
Upon.You's rough 'n' raw underground white-label UYX Series delivers the Leo Dance EP by French DJ producer Farid Boudinar aka F.E.X. (Dessous Recordings, Brique Rouge, Systematic), who was responsible for the first UYX Series release in 2013. "Leo Dance" features hard-hitting snare-rolls; fast-paced drums; brooding, big-room basslines; and deep yet uplifting synths. The minimal tech-house of "Overdeus" builds into a beautiful sequential arrangement of climax after climax after climax. "Puretec" enters darker, sci-fi influenced realms with undulating strings and a perfect synth sequence that pays homage to the masters of Detroit techno -- perfect for basements immersed in fog and strobe lights.

VHF

VHF 133LP

MAKOTO, KAWABATA: Astro Love & Infinite Kisses 2LP (VHF 133LP) 24.00
"Kawabata Makoto emerges from a period of relative quiet with his first widely available solo release in several years, the blockbuster Krautrock-flavored Astro Love & Infinite Kisses. This lovely and impressionistic record showcases the other side of Makoto's outrageous works with Acid Mothers Temple. Taking cues from classics of the genre like Tangerine Dream's Phaedra and Steve Hillage's Rainbow Dome Musick, 'Dos Nurages' is the album's centerpiece, a 41-minute hypnotic epic, with echoplex'd guitar anchoring a stream of expertly done glissando. The title track is a darker drone in the tradition of Kawabata's Inui series of releases for VHF. 'Woman From Dream Island' closes the record with a thick buzz of tamboura overlaid with trippy backwards guitar, before giving way to a gentle, fingerpicked acoustic coda."


VHF 138LP

ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS: A Shimmering Replica LP+CD (VHF 138LP) 20.00
"This first-ever VHF release by the 21-years-running Ashtray Navigations brings one more core piece of the UK freakout underground back to the mothership. With a discography that boggles even the most ardent Discogs user and an on-point WTF graphic sensibility, Ash Nav fits perfectly into the extremely fertile and prolific scene that has produced titans like Sunroof! and Vibracathedral Orchestra. On this generous 100-minute package, Phil Todd and Melanie O'Dubshlaine essay a kind of guitarand- electronics exotica with burbling rhythms, Heldonlike laser guitar leads, field recordings, synth racket, etc. The totally fun take on Les Baxter's all-time classic 'Quiet Village' (here wittily retitled 'Quite Village') is a good example of the explorer spirit at work. Considering the amount of unhinged psychedelic fuzzwah lead damage laid out across this thing, it's arguably the most effusive guitar heroics record of the genre, hopefully inspiring a new generation of young rockers out there to get on the bus."