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Forced Exposure New Releases for 8/31/2015

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New music is due from Helen (Liz Harris of Grouper), Beequeen, and Matt "MV" Valentine, while old music is due from Psychic Warriors Ov Gaia, Colin Potter, and Bernard Vitet.


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VA: Berlin Atonal Vol. 3 3x12" (ATONAL 001LP) 41.00
Edition of 500 copies, featuring tracks from Cabaret Voltaire, Miles Whittaker, Fis, and Abdulla Rashim. The Berlin Atonal festival picks up on a tradition begun in 1984 with the publication of two volumes of live recordings from the 1983 edition of the festival. Those records bore witness to the most inventive, adventurous sounds of the festival, and therefore of their time, containing live bits from Psychic TV, La Loora and Z'EV. Berlin Atonal Vol. 3 carries this custom three decades forward with selections from four of the standout performances of Berlin Atonal 2014. Of course, Cabaret Voltaire's lauded and historic first show in over 20 years is featured, with Richard H. Kirk's no-nostalgia and machinery-driven set firmly putting the Cabaret Voltaire project in a future-facing direction. Miles Whittaker's surprising and muscular live performance also contributes a cut, as does festival favorite Fis, with his characteristically lumpy, textural soundscapes. Finally, two selections from Abdulla Rashim's memorable session gesture toward a possible future for synthesized music. Housed in a gatefold sleeve.


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RAPID: The Rapid EP 12" (BR 019EP) 16.50
Rapid is one of the names that always comes up when you ask MCs about their favorite grime producers. Listening to old radio sets, you hear these amazing tracks that have been forgotten, sometimes even by the producers themselves. To find these tracks Butterz had to give Rapid descriptions and audio clips for him to identify -- a testament to the sheer volume of quality music that he has put out over the years.



RIZZA, RICCARDO: Llama EP 12" (COLOUR 013EP) 12.00
Italian prodigy Riccardo Rizza returns to Colourful Recordings with another strong, diverse release. "Llama" opens up with driven percussion and a captivating groove while "Telluso" is more of a late-night affair, with fat low-end and seductive vocals. On remix duty, Marco Effe delivers an organic off-beat history that will bring some serious heat to the floor.


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BLACK RAIN & SHAPEDNOISE: Apophis 12" (CR 002EP) 16.50
Apophis by Black Rain (aka Ike Yard's Stuart Argabright) and Shapednoise is named after near-Earth asteroid 99942 Apophis. Black Rain and Shapednoise are clearly ready for the asteroid's potential impact, from the rubbling noise forces and slivers of electronic salvation on "Metal Home" to the thunderous, scudding speedcore mass of "Autonomous Lethality" and the double-timed serpentine lash of "Interceptor." Demdike Stare's Miles Whittaker delivers a reshape of "Interceptor" that exudes sludgy, effluent hardcore techno tropes. Definitely one for Mad Max characters, techno freaks, and noise creeps. Next up on the label: Mika Vainio!



BABY HUEY: The Baby Huey Story: The Living Legend (Colored Vinyl) LP (CRS 8007CLP) 20.00
2015 repress. Limited red-colored vinyl version. Gatefold exact repro reissue manufactured by Rhino. Originally released in 1971. Baby Huey was a psychedelic soul legend as well as an enormous (sorry) influence on hip hop, having been sampled by the likes of A Tribe Called Quest, Ghostface Killah and many more. Includes the classics "Hard Times" (Curtis Mayfield) and "A Change Is Gonna Come" (Sam Cooke) and the best rendition of The Mamas & The Papas' "California Dreamin'" ever made.


BABY HUEY: The Baby Huey Story: The Living Legend (180 Gram Vinyl) LP (CRS 8007HLP) 21.50
2015 rerpess. Gatefold exact repro reissue manufactured by Rhino. Originally released in 1971. Pressed on 180 gram vinyl, although metaphysically about 300-400 pounds heavier, Baby Huey was a psychedelic soul legend as well as an enormous (sorry) influence on hip hop, having been sampled by the likes of A Tribe Called Quest, Ghostface Killah and many more. Includes the classics "Hard Times" (Curtis Mayfield) and "A Change Is Gonna Come" (Sam Cooke) and the best rendition of The Mamas & The Papas' "California Dreamin'" ever made.



GOLIGHTLY, HOLLY: Slowtown Now! LP (DAMGOOD 444LP) 19.50
LP version. Though 2008 saw London-born singer Holly Golightly relocate from the Medway delta to the southern state of Georgia, USA, in late 2014 she returned to England to record Slowtown Now! at London's Gizzard Recording with Ed Deegan at the controls. Golightly first came to musical prominence as a member of Thee Headcoatees, a Billy Childish/Thee Headcoats all-girl splinter group, in 1991. Four years later she broke away from the garage punk scene with the release of her debut solo album The Good Things, which featured a mix of folk, early electric blues, and '60s-beat-influenced rock 'n' roll. It's a template that she's honed over the course of 13 solo albums, along the way impressing such celebrity fans as Jim Jarmusch (her track "Tell Me Now So I Know" was featured as the main title theme in his 2005 film Broken Flowers) and Jack White, who duetted with Golightly on "It's True That We Love One Another," the final track on the classic White Stripes album Elephant (2003). Though her last solo album was released in 2004, Golightly has been busy as half of blues/Americana duo Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs (The Brokeoffs being multi-instrumentalist Lawyer Dave). The pair have released a string of well-received albums and undertaken many tours on both sides of the Atlantic. Slowtown Now! features 12 songs that will please fans old and new alike performed by the perfect Holly Golightly band line-up of Bruce Brand (drums), Matt Radford (double bass), Ed Deegan (guitar), and Bradley Burgess (guitar).


GOLIGHTLY, HOLLY: Seven Wonders/Nothing Lost 7" (DAMGOOD 445EP) 9.00
Holly Golightly's "Seven Wonders," from her 2015 album Slowtown Now! (DAMGOOD 444CD/LP), backed with exclusive B-side "Nothing Lost" -- both performed by the perfect Holly Golightly band line-up of Bruce Brand (drums), Matt Radford (double bass), Ed Deegan (guitar), and Bradley Burgess (guitar). Golightly first came to musical prominence as a member of Thee Headcoatees, a Billy Childish/Thee Headcoats all-girl splinter group, and established her distinctive blend of folk, early electric blues, and '60s-beat-influenced rock 'n' roll with her 1995 debut solo album The Good Things; she's since honed this sound over the course of 13 well-received solo albums.



YOUANDME: Take Away feat. Black Soda 12" (DESOLAT 044EP) 14.00
"Take Away" was written in summer 2014 with vocalist Black Soda from South Africa. It's built on a hardware-synth-bed of pinging drums and coarse claps, but the heaviness lifts with the arrival of Black Soda's breezy spoken-word vocals and some colorful xylophone-like melodies. It's a proper underground anthem in the making, frankly. Loco Dice's version is chunky, with grainy sheet-metal claps, twisted vocals, and skewed synths. Pablo Bolivar flips the track into a more up-tempo, gliding house cut with starry melodic patterns, punchy drums, and filtered vox. It builds and builds to a peak and then implodes under emotive arps.



FONTARRIAN: Meta-Finite EP 12" (DISKO 707EP) 14.00
Austrian musician and visual artist Fontarrian presents the seventh release on the Austrian disko404 label, following his well-received 2014 debut album vlv (ANTIME 002LP) and a strictly limited split-cassette via Viennese collective Bebop Rodeo. His Meta-Finite EP opens with the weird, blissed-out ambient journey "To Desire the Things That Will Destroy You in the End," followed by "CC's Glory (Knocking Down My Chamber Door)," a narcotic, (s)low-slung spoken-word excursion that builds on the writings of Poe and Reed. Closer "Moon's Space, an Aged Dream" is a dark, atmospheric jam that hints at Detroit melancholia.



SHIT AND SHINE: Everybody's a Fuckin Expert 2LP (EMEGO 212LP) 29.00
Double LP version. The ascent of Shit and Shine is one of the great audio headfucks in memory, from its genesis out of the South London noise rock revivalist scene to a zone where rabbit-costumed maniacs bled a unique form of multi-drum and electronic hysteria to its incarnation of destroyed lysergic dance music. Shit and Shine is the epitome of second-guess-subversion. With a foot in every pie, it continues on a fantastic, twisted path. Everybody's a Fuckin Expert lays forth another slab of inverted tranquility in which general disruption is kept in check by the subversive charm unique to the outfit. Gunfire rhythms lay waste to androgynous sonics on "Ass"; deep sea disorientation allows pools of plasticine audio to rise on "Rastplatz"; "Picnic Table" rinses electro out of thick, gelatinous cybernetics. Everybody's a Fuckin Expert takes a smorgasbord of sounds and styles and contorts them into a bright hope in twisted theater, disorientating dance, and hefty hedonism. Both the faint- and strong-hearted allowed permanent entry to this club.



SCHLAGER, BRADEN: On the Moon 12" (EFFICIENT 001EP) 14.00
Noise in My Head christens its retrospective Efficient Space imprint with the only four released works of Braden Schlager, who honed his craft as a resident at Commerce Club in the embryonic '90s Melbourne club scene. The first three tracks come from Schlager's 1990 debut On the Moon EP. The vocal-led "Morning (Du Heaume Mix)" evokes a fantasy of a Nu Groove-commissioned house track by Klaus Schulze, while the darker "Rummage Mix" gives the shufflers a second wind. An early attempt at techno, the panicked "Rummage" interlude precedes the balearic "King of Comedy," Schlager's submission to the 1991 Monash University sci-fi theater work Cyberbia.



EXTNDDNTWRK: Untld 10" (FDTEN 093EP) 18.00
Limited edition 10" featuring two sides of mixed cuts by Andrew Fearn of Sleaford Mods. Sways between buoyant yet grizzled electronica, nightmarish hue, post-dancefloor meltdown, acidic squelch, malfunctioning space probes, and snatches from the ether. If SM can often be described as confrontational, then the music of Extnddntwrk may well be there to help flesh out the hallucinations induced by the sucker-punches. Musically owing, however, more to his own work in Infant and an entire background in homespun electronic works, Untld comes from the same place as SM yet is coupled to something altogether more personal, driven by bittersweet experience.



VALENTINE, MATT "MV": Midden Mound 2LP (ROWF 051LP) 57.00
A massive, expansive work by Matt "MV" Valentine, featuring a host of guest performers, including Erika Elder, J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr), Jeremy Earl (Woods, Woodsist), P.G. Six, and Michael Flower. An 11-track combination of sprawling jams including the incredible Rudy Rucker-inspired "Freeware" and other beautiful songs across two slabs of wax. A truly wondrous, sun-blinded summer stoner record that throws its sandals in the duffel bag, lets the sand slip through its toes, and tramps off in the direction of a mirage of a gigantic effigy of Ganesh. Double LP pressed on 180-gram vinyl and housed in a stunning, super-heavyweight, UV-coated gatefold jacket with enormous poster insert. Absolute must-have and Golden Lab's personal record of the year. Do not miss!



HESS IS MORE: Bearsong/Primate Remixes 12" (GOMMA 216EP) 14.00
Hessismore is a seven-person collective based in New York and Copenhagen and led by musical mastermind Mikkel Hess. Their music, featuring Balinese marimbas, African drums, and spooky voices, appears here in four remixes. Dimitri from Paris delivers an effective, sexy disco stomper -- a club bomb that retains the crazy voices, punk-funk feel, and the moody, new wave atmosphere of "Youarenotaprimate." Williamsburg's hidden underground star Lorna Dune reworks "Bearsong" in an edgy, distorted, beautiful way. Munich's Pollyester crafts a kind of naïve early-'80s power-disco out of "Youarenotaprimate," something one might hear at clubs like The Loft with DJ Harvey playing.



Divertissement is the third collaborative full-length from minimalist composer William Basinski and sound artist Richard Chartier. The duo utilizes electronics, piano, tape loops, and short-wave radio to evoke a dense atmosphere suggesting hundreds of years of history rising up from the depths of a reverberating cathedral. Subtle, buried, and intense murmurs of melody morph through this deeply consuming and slowly evolving composition in two parts. William Basinski is a classically trained musician and composer who employs obsolete technology and analog tape loops to create haunting, melancholy soundscapes that explore the temporal nature of life and resound with the reverberations of memory and the mystery of time. His epic four-disc masterwork The Disintegration Loops was chosen by Pitchfork Media as one of the top 50 albums of 2004; upon its reissue in 2012, Pitchfork awarded it a score of 10 and the title of best reissue of the year. Installations and films made in collaboration with artist and filmmaker James Elaine have been presented in festivals and museums internationally, and his concerts are presented to sold-out crowds around the world. Basinski was chosen by Antony Hegarty to create music for Robert Wilson's 2011 opera The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic. Maxim Moston's orchestral transcriptions of The Disintegration Loops have been performed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Queen Elizabeth Hall, and the Swiss festival La Bâtie. Richard Chartier (b. 1971), sound and installation artist, is considered one of the key figures in the current of reductionist electronic sound art that has been termed both "microsound" and neo-modernist. Chartier's minimalist digital work explores the interrelationships between the spatial nature of sound, silence, focus, perception, and the act of listening itself. Chartier's work has been presented internationally, including at the 2002 Whitney Biennial, and he has performed his work live across Europe, Japan, Australia, and North America at digital art and electronic music festivals and exhibits. In 2000 he formed the record label LINE and has since curated its continuing documentation of compositional and installation work by international sound artists and composers exploring the aesthetics of contemporary and digital minimalism. In 2010, Chartier was awarded a Smithsonian Institution Artist Research Fellowship to explore the National Museum of American History's collection of 19th-century acoustic apparatus for scientific demonstration.


This is the third collaborative release by Steven Wilson (Bass Communion) and Frans de Waard (Freiband), following two well-received 3" CD releases on de Waard's My Own Little Label. Early in 2014, de Waard extended an invitation to Wilson to take part in his Brombron project, in which one artist works in residence with another musician for one week, on music to be performed in concert at the end of that week. That other musician turned out to be Thomas Köner, the date December 2014, the location Extrapool, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. In the middle of this residency there happened to be a day off when Köner needed to be out of town. Rather than waste the day, Wilson and de Waard decided on an impromptu concert performance, and spent the day preparing the music. The concert took place that evening in the relaxed environment of Extrapool for a small audience of invited friends. This record contains a slightly reworked recording of the performance on 12" vinyl with a total playing time of 26 minutes. No additional overdubs were made, but parts of the music on the second side were subsequently layered and recycled in the studio. On the A-side, "Courage" is in the tradition of ambient musique concrète, and continues the style and approach of the previous Bass Communion/Freiband releases. On side B, "Cowardice" shatters expectations with a slab of psychedelic noise assault, complete with exploding rhythm machines and gnarled electric guitar. Presented in a beautiful sleeve designed by Carl Glover. Edition of 500.



SHEPP, ARCHIE: Live In San Francisco LP (IMP 9118HLP) 20.00
2015 repress. 180 gram exact repro reissue in a gatefold sleeve, originally released on Impulse! in 1966. Featuring Archie Shepp (tenor sax and piano), Donald Garrett (bass), Beaver Harris (drums), Roswell Rudd (trombone) and Lewis Worrell (bass). "This Impulse recording features the fiery tenor Archie Shepp with his regularly working group of the period, a quintet also featuring trombonist Roswell Rudd, drummer Beaver Harris and both Donald Garrett and Lewis Worrell on basses. Although two pieces (Shepp's workout on piano on the ballad 'Sylvia' and his recitation on 'The Wedding') are departures, the quintet sounds particularly strong on Herbie Nichols' 'The Lady Sings the Blues' and 'Wherever June Bugs Go' while Shepp's ballad statement on 'In a Sentimental Mood' is both reverential and eccentric." -- All Music Guide


SHEPP, ARCHIE: Mama Too Tight LP (IMP 9134HLP) 20.00
2015 repress. Gatefold 180 gram exact repro reissue, originally released on Impulse! in 1966. Officially licensed through Verve/Universal. Features one of Shepp's finest moments, the intricate, 18+ minute epic three-part suite "A Portrait Of Robert Thompson (as a young man)." Features: Tommy Turrentine, Roswell Rudd, Grachan Moncus III, Perry Robinson, Charlie Haden, Howard Johnson, Beaver Harris. "It was my intention to couple, in this album, the poignancy of the blues and the jubilant irreverence of a marching band returning from a funeral. It is my interpretation of a slave and neo-slave experience; rather like the feeling of being subjected to a 'haunt.' But the victims have their ghosts too. Where my own dreams sufficed, I disregarded the western musical tradition all together. After all, the 'forms' we are working with are relatively new (I challenge the thesis that they are substantially new)." -- Archie Shepp


SHEPP, ARCHIE: Four For Trane LP (IMP A71HLP) 20.00
2015 repress. Gatefold exact repro reissue of this 1964 album, Archie Shepp's first date as a leader. Produced by John Coltrane and Bob Thiele. "The fact that this album holds up better than almost any of Shepp's records nearly 40 years after the fact has plenty to do with the band he chose for this session, and everything to do with the arranging skills of trombonist Roswell Rudd. The band here is Shepp on tenor, John Tchicai on alto, Rudd on trombone, Trane's bassist Reggie Workman, and Ornette Coleman's drummer Charles Moffett." --All Music Guide


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ART ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO: Certain Blacks LP (IC 1004LP) 12.00
2015 repress. The most legendary avant-jazz group, reissued by Soul Jazz, raved about by Thurston Moore and accessible to anyone who'd normally not know a thing about this type of music. Certain Blacks was originally released in 1970 on a French label, America Music, and features one of their side-long freakouts, "Certain Blacks 'Do What They Wanna'." This is an exact repro of the 1976 reissue, released on Inner City.



TIAGO: The Good Times Are Killing Me 12" (JOLLY 023EP) 12.50
Tiago, a Portuguese pioneer blending all kinds of music, is synonymous with Lisbon's underground Trust night at Lux. He's released twisted tracks consistently since the mid-2000s, on labels like Jolly Jams, Public Possession, and his own Interzona13. He epitomizes how the art of quality disco, house, and techno music should be done. In these glutted days of cut-and-paste edits, his care, passion, and talent harken back to the origins of the musical movement. With his extensive discography, Tiago has played a vital role in the reawakening of love and interest in the various shades of leftfield dance music across the world.


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Muddy Waters had only recently completed his Australasia tour, which had begun in late April and finished in Perth on May 11, 1973. He arrived just two days later in Vancouver before performing five dates at the Whiskey-a-Go-Go in Los Angeles. He then made his way into a small downtown Denver nightclub called Ebbet's Field for five shows. This recording is a milestone in vintage blues: a rare and exclusive performance from Mississippi giants Muddy Waters and B. B. King. Sharing the stage for one night only, this joint appearance from May 30, 1973, is finally available. Long considered to be a classic performance, but lost to time, this inspiring performance is presented in its entirety as originally broadcast on FM radio, with digitally remastered sound and background liners.



TERRANOVA: Restless Remixe 1 12" (KOM 332EP) 12.50
Famed house project Terranova follow their acclaimed 2015 Restless album (KOMP 123CD/KOM 327LP) with the first in a series of album remix EPs. "Tell Me Why," a collaboration with Stereo MC's (with whom Terranova are recording an album at the time of this release), is remixed by Miami's Danny Daze, with an epic, iridescent break and propelling drums. Berlin-based producer Re.You follows his 2015 Speicher 86 12" (KOM EX086EP) with a hypnotic, weapons-grade remix of "Tell Me Why." The B-side features Adam Port's extended house remix of "Underverse" (feat. Mandel Turner) and a vinyl-exclusive a cappella version of the track highlighting Turner's powerful vocals.



HELEN: The Original Faces CD (KRANK 196CD) 13.00
"When I was a child, I spoke to Helen."Helen is a pop group from Oregon. Liz Harris (vocals/lead guitar), Jed Bindeman (drums/tambourine), Scott Simmons (bass/guitar), and Helen (backup vocals). Originally started with the intention of being a thrash band, it turned into something else entirely. The Original Faces was recorded over a period of several years in Portland by the band members and their friends Nick, Chris, and, largely, Justin Higgins. Written together, some songs based on Liz and Scott's demos."



KITCHEN CINQ, THE: When the Rainbow Disappears: An Anthology 1965-68 2LP (LITA 130LP) 26.00
Double LP version. "Lee Hazlewood's LHI flagship group, The Kitchen Cinq, had everything but one elusive factor: success. Formed as The Illusions (and briefly The Y'alls) in Amarillo, Texas, the group blended garage punk with killer harmonies and a slight sense of the absurd. Picking up steam locally in the mid-'60s, the members started to think about cracking it on a bigger scale, and, in 1966, moved to LA. 'Almost immediately upon arrival, we auditioned for Lee,' says guitarist/vocalist Mark Creamer. 'He said, "Deal."' Another of Hazlewood's coterie, Suzi Jane Hokom, was charged with producing the group, making her a de facto female pioneer in the industry. By 1968, The Kitchen Cinq issued a total of five impressive singles and one album, Everything But. They recorded a surprisingly vast amount of material, all of which is collected here. Their version of The Beau Brummels' 'Still In Love With You Baby' was a regional hit in many cities, but they were still chasing a big hit, and the LA dream was wearing thin. In the end, the industry burned them out: the endless gigging, the radio spots, the long journeys -- including an ill-fated East Coast tour that required them to drive from LA to Florida in three days. 'I think LA ate the Texas boys; I really feel that way,' says guitarist/vocalist Jim Parker. The group split in '68, and the members spread off into bands including Them, rock outfit Armageddon and, eventually, careers in studios. One -- temporary member J.D. Souther -- has a recurring role on the popular soap opera Nashville. The Kitchen Cinq was just a springboard for each of them, but listening to these overlooked works of beat-pop brilliance, you can't help but wonder why it didn't work out for the Texans at the time. Their songs -- all of them -- live on in this anthology."


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HUDSON AND THE PARTNERS, AL: Happy Feet LP (AA 1136LP) 14.00
Cut-out copies of Detroit-based funk/soul band's 1979 album, released before they dropped they changed their name to One Way. Tracks include "Rock," "In the Basement," and the single "You Can Do It."



GUFFIN, LUM: Lum Guffin LP (MRP 056LP) 16.00
"Lum Guffin has been called 'The Walking Victrola' -- a human depository of many musical styles and songs. This LP features great performances recorded in the early 1970's of Lum playing guitar and singing. His style is distinctive and beautiful. A true great of the blues genre who has been seldom heard. We are proud to present this beautiful limited edition of his material with a silk screened cover (4 different color variations have been made -- you will get a random selection when ordering). A co-release with the king of blues reissues label, Sutro Park."


SUN FOOT: Round Dice Fried Combo LP (MRP 087LP) 13.00
"Contemporary art rock band. A strange mix of minimalism, catchy pop music and damage. Sun Foot are a true underground band worthy of recognition. The drums suggest a drone and simplicity somewhere between Bo Diddley and Tibetan music. The angular guitar and bass are somehow easy to listen to and... dare I say... fun. This LP is a distillation of Sun Foot's song catalog -- a 'greatest hits' of sorts and nice introduction to their progressive world. Recorded and produced by none other than Joe Goldring (of The Enablers and producer of many San Francisco bands) at Coast Studios. Album cover designed with heavy art contribution by David King, designer of the iconic CRASS symbol. Ron Burns (formally of Smog, Hot Spit Dancers), Chris Johanson (visual artist, formerly of San Francisco's Deep Throats) and Brian Mumford (Dragging an Ox through Water, Jackie-O Motherfucker) make up Sun Foot. Co release with Awsome Vistas."


VA: Troubled Waters LP (MRP 100LP) 15.00
"Compilation of blues and gospel recordings made by George Mitchell between 1962 and 1976! The deep hill country stomps and blues of RL Burnside, Rosa Lee Hill and Jesse Mae Hemphill, The hard driving electric guitar and drum music of James Davis, the haunting gospel ballads of Robert Johnson (not the one your thinking of) and James Shorter, the flowing beautiful blues of Joe Callicott, Furry Lewis and Jesse Lee Vortis, the drum and fife music of Napoleon Strickland and much more. This is the third in the Mississippi series of releases of field recordings by George Mitchell. (the first and second are the Been Here All My Days and Sticks Over My Shoulder LP's.) Some of our favorite songs of all time and not to be missed. Old school 'tip on' covers."



SCHNEIDER, ANJA: Circle Culture 12" (MOBILEE 149EP) 14.00
Mobilee boss Anja Schneider presents Circle Culture, her first EP of 2015. Warm, dreamy and hypnotic, "Circle Culture" has been sending shivers down the backs of dancefloor occupants in 2015 -- especially those with a penchant for late-'90s techno vibes. "The Squaring" has tension and release on lock, with an exotic lick of melody that builds toward a crescendo. Konstantin Sibold and Leif Müller follow their well-received "Kolibri" (from the 2014 Cocoon Compilation - N (COR 036CD)) with a rework of "Circle Culture" that injects a peak-time dose of techno into the original.


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SWANN, BETTYE: Make Me Yours LP (LP 1103LP) 14.00
Exact repro reissue from soul singer Bettye Swann, previously championed on a compilation by Honest Jon's. One of soul's great voices in settings somewhere between Muscle Shoals, Nashville and Motown. Originally released in 1967.



TRANSMIT: Radiation CD (MONO 081CD) 17.50
Transmit is Tony Buck of The Necks (drums, percussion, guitar, voice), Magda Mayas (organ, clavinet, piano), Brendan Dougherty (drums, percussion), and James Welburn (electric bass). It's unpredictable and psychedelic wandering around rhythm complemented with deep and essential live instrumentation. Expanding upon the template set up by the first Transmit release, Project Transmit (STAUB 093CD/LP, 2008), Radiation extends the instrumental palette and approach to sonority and song form while retaining the power and drive of the band's initial sound. Mayas's additional psychedelic organ and keyboard sounds merge with the basic lineup of guitar, bass, and drums to fuel insistent grooves and stretch the songs into trance-like and ritualistic dimensions. Textures, instrumental combinations, and approaches more often associated with electroacoustic improvisation and free music are utilized within more conventional song forms. Long, ambient soundscapes that morph seamlessly into or out of song structures or riffs and melodies from more familiar places push this music into exciting new territory. The album even features a multi-layered, noise-hymn cover of the '80s classic "Drive" by The Cars. Buck and Dougherty contribute a strong double-drums bedrock on which the building blocks of the bass and guitar of Welburn and Buck set the scene for the swirling, dense, and hallucinogenic sonic worlds the band creates. At times dark and heavy, at others meditative and kaleidoscopic, the music nevertheless has an almost pop sensibility at its heart that makes even the most adventurous and challenging aspects of the record deeply moving and accessible.



BEEQUEEN: Around Midnight CD (CAT 017CD) 17.50
In the fickle world of pop music, Dutch band Beequeen forms an extraordinary beacon. Their fragile sound dances the fine thread that links experimental and pop music. The result is surreal dream-pop. It is therefore no surprise that Beequeen has been described a band straight out of David Lynch's TV series Twin Peaks. Frans de Waard (laptop) and Freek Kinkelaar (guitar and voice) have been making music together since 1988 as Beequeen. In 2007, singer Olga Wallis was added to the lineup. Her warm and intimate voice is the perfect icing on the cake for Beequeen. Around Midnight was recorded in 2013 and is loosely based on a story about Japanese Enka singer Michi Aoyama, the "runaway singer." Engineered and produced by Peter van Vliet, known for his work with the legendary 1980s Dutch new wave band Mekanik Kommando and, in later years, The Use of Ashes.


BOCCARDI, ALBERTO: Fingers CD (CAT 018CD) 17.50
Cat|Sun presents a CD reissue of Alberto Boccardi's 2014 cassette Fingers (SAUNA 024CS), a minimalist orchestral piece and electroacoustic journey that has been innerved by the contribution of multiple instrumentalists. The result is a contrast between repetitive elements and hypnotic loops with electronic and acoustic layers moving to the surface before disappearing into the variable and floating element known as time. The material was recorded in Kazakhstan, Italy, and Iceland, over a period of eight months, from the field recording materials of the Kazakh winter to the feeble piano notes of the Greenhouse studio in Reykjavik.


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SEUIL: Planet 974 EP 2x12" (NM 015EP) 26.50
Double 12" from the minimal house master Seuil with an amazing minimal disco remix from Canadian The Mole.



STEFFI: JBW25 12" (OSTGUT 090EP) 14.00
Following the premiere of her first-ever live set at various festivals, Steffi revisits "JBW25" from her 2014 Power of Anonymity album (OSTGUT 032CD/018LP). Brooklyn-based duo Further Reductions (Shawn O'Sullivan and Katie Rose), who left a big impression on Steffi with their 2014 Woodwork LP on Cititrax, turn in an arrhythmic interpretation of "JBW25," pushed to the absolute fringes of dancefloor compatibility. Berghain resident Answer Code Request's "Vision" of "JBW25" adds a tough drum beat, percussion, and a stronger focus on the original's ambient textures; his "Revision" is more break-heavy, melodic, and dreamy, while setting a darker tone and mood overall.



CATZ 'N DOGZ: Basic Colour Theory 2LP (PETS 058LP) 25.00
Double LP version. Polish DJs, producers, and Pets Recordings label owners Catz 'n Dogz, known for their electrifying performances and catchy cuts, present their third album, Basic Colour Theory, a fruitful collection of evocative melodies and gorgeous vocals. The album marks a pivotal moment in the house outfit's career. Taking the lead in the Eastern European electronic music revolution, the pair, who have graced the cover of both Mixmag and DJ Mag España, add Basic Colour Theory to their list of acclaimed work, including their 2013 BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix and weighty remixes for Basement Jaxx, Kings of Leon, Thomas Schumacher, Friendly Fires, and Kim Ann Foxman, not to mention their two previous albums. On Basic Colour Theory traditional songwriting meets Catz 'n Dogz' signature infectious basslines in a natural result of extensive sonic exploration and the osmotic process of years of DJing worldwide. With a knack for reading a crowd just right, they've appeared at the most coveted festivals across the globe, including South West Four, Parklife, Bestival, Snowbombing, Electric Daisy Carnival, and The BPM Festival; this release appears in advance of appearances at Detroit's iconic Movement Electronic Music Festival (2015) and Serbia's Exit Festival (2016). Here, their live talent translates to a collection of inviting tracks, as they showcase their on-point production skills. "We did a lot of research, preparation, reading, watching documentaries about the music scene, people and looking for inspirations everywhere. We were talking a lot about people who inspire us, art, creative process, philosophy and meaning of work and music in our life." Opening cut "Good Touch" exemplifies the album's game-changing nature, kicking off a 15-track voyage through experimental sounds. Although a rewarding listening experience from start to finish, this is an album on which each track stands alone for its own musical purpose, dancing through the listener's mind long after listening. Tracks such as "Czas Poczeka (Chyba)" express the heart and soul that both producers have put into this body of work, all the while keeping things up-tempo with rhythmic cuts like "Nobody Cares." "Killing with Kindness" is a soul-drenched groover, with its warm chords and atmospherics straddling a subtly clipped garage-like shuffle. Tracks such as "From Your Heart" and "Coming Back" are filled with emotion, from the beguiling vocals to the moving chord progressions. Includes contributions from Egl? Sirvydyt?, Phat Kat, Peter Bjorn and John, Javeon, Green Velvet, Tanika, Cloud Boat, and Jono McCleery.



FREDERICK, HUGO: Skin 12" (PWRLD 008EP) 14.00
Hugo Frederick has been bubbling under the surface of Melbourne's incredibly strong electronic scene for years; his debut EP, Skin, soars in on an intricate combination of whirling ambient undercurrents and classic '90s house pianos. "Skin" is a textural piece tied together with classic keys and the introduction of a fierce kick drum halfway through. "Remote" draws the listener back in with a more subdued affair, enticing with wondering synths and inclusive vocals and culminating in a perfect release. The hypnotic "Stripped" and the shuffling "Hexagonia" prove that Frederick can shift his focus away from 4/4 rhythms while maintaining the intuitive groove.



SOG: Abweichung 12" (PROFAN 032EP) 14.00
2015 repress. Profan (...remember Wolfgang Voigt's abstract techno label from the 1990s) is back from the future. Like his earlier projects, the brand new SOG release combines seemingly familiar and extremely unfamiliar signs, and in the most unusual way bends them around the utterly familiar bass drum. The result is a conspiracy of four sound frescos of peculiar beauty which deserve the title "Abweichung" (trans. "deviance") -- named after Voigt's painting featured on the cover. This is minimal art-techno that raises questions.



QUARION: Busted Moniker EP 12" (RTR 016EP) 15.50
Retreat co-founder Quarion showcases a jazzier, somewhat wilder side of his work. Ambient introduction "Lost Coordinates" -- built around a circular four-note theme, white-noise percussion, and a distant choir -- represents a direct follow-up to Quarion's offering on the 2014 Treats Vol. 5 compilation (RTR 015LP). "A Thousand Questions" is proper club music with a sweet jazzy touch, Rhodes bassline, deep piano chords, and drum fills. The infectious offbeat Rhodes loop of "Burnin'" is sure to make the dancers go crazy. "You Were the Only" is a jazzy broken-beat workout reminiscent of West London at the turn of the millennium.


RC 045EP

DUB TAYLOR FEAT. EDDIE: Summer Rainbow (2015 Remaster) 12" (RC 045EP) 14.00
Classy deep and dubby vibes from the two masters of dub techno. Includes a dub by Marko Fürstenberg.


SS 003EP

POTTER, COLIN: I Couldn't Agree 7" (SS 003EP) 15.00
Restocked, last copies. "Two tracks originally self-released in 1981: abrasive post-punk-come-proto-industrial, with vocals, guitar, programmed drums and synths. The first in a series of CP revives promised by Sacred Summits for 2014."

SS 004LP

"Still charged, the deep tribal trance of Reinier Brekelmans, Reinoud van den Broek and Robbert Heijnen. A Double Dutch mixture of Industrial and Detroit techno, lacing Acid House with some of the liveliest oppositional ideas of the time, about art, nature and politics. From the same neck of the enchanted forest as Psychic TV and Coil... but this album is kicking dance music. Originally released on cassette in 1989. Reissued in silk-screened sleeves, with notes by Reinoud. Great, bracing stuff. 'We are very interested in the methods of "those primitive peoples" who used dance throughout the ages, as a celebration of life or a way to communicate with spirits. To be spiritual is a strange word now but you can break the structures of conditioning with that physical experience. That's the side we're interested in.'


SS 025LP

HAMA: Torodi LP (SS 025LP) 17.00
Repressed! "Futuristic synthesizer interpretations of Tuareg folklore. Pulsing keys, pitch bends, and crashing drum loops combine in a singular sound from underground Niamey based composer Hama. Eclectic convergence of Maghrebi pop, Tuareg guitar, and Detroit techno, transmitting Tuareg guitar into the 21st Century. Limited edition of 500 with screenprinted covers."



POOLEY, IAN: Don't You Be Afraid 12" (SCENARIO 002EP) 14.00
Vinyl only. Limited edition. Hand-stamped. Re-release of Ian Pooley's classic wildpitch-infected house bomb "Don't You Be Afraid." Originally released on Force Inc. US in 1995. Comes with a DJ-friendly edit by Pooley himself.


M 529LP

BROONZY, BIG BILL: The Blues LP (M 529LP) 11.50
"Chicago blues pioneer Big Bill Broonzy spent much of the 1950s (up until his death in 1958) touring and recording in Europe, where he was revered as a living legend of the blues able to make a decent living from his music, after decades of financial hardship... This album was recorded in 1951 and 1952 when Big Bill was in Paris. It features blues, spirituals and work songs."



VA: Doppeldoppelgänger 2LP (SHELTER 053LP) 29.00
Doppeldoppelgänger, a compilation of tracks by poets and sound artists selected by David le Simple and Vincent Romagny, was created on the occasion of the three-exhibition Doppelgänger cycle at the Centre Européen d'Actions Artistiques Contemporaines, Strasbourg, France, curated by Romagny. The double LP is a purely subjective compilation of sound works by artists (Félicia Atkinson, bruant&spangaro), sound from films by artists (David Lamelas), sound poetry and performances (John Giorno, Karl Holmqvist, Lisa Holzer & David Jourdan), works by cult composers (Benjamin Britten, Jean-François Pauvros, Gérard Pesson, Jean-Claude Vannier), legendary groups (Deux Filles), unclassifiables (Potima Zen Neumann, Joiejoiejoie), and specially-recorded reprises, including Aidons Antoine mixing Karl Holmqvist, Melissa Saint-Pierre reprising Colin McPhee, Anne Steffens and Don Niño performing Kurt Weill, and David le Simple mixing "Minh singt seine Sehnsucht." The album reflects the same concern that drove the exhibitions of the Doppelgänger cycle -- avoidance of thematic and formal constraints in pursuance of shifts in the concept of the "double" -- plus a grounding in literary texts, which are represented by quotations to be found on the sleeve. Gérard Pesson transcribes Brahms's Fourth Ballade from memory years after hearing the work (Nebenstück, 1998); Robert Rauschenberg reads, along with other artist friends of John Giorno, from the latter's Pornographic Poem (Raspberry/Pornographic Poem LP, The Intravenus Mind, 1967). 160-gram LP in gatefold sleeve with artwork by Karl Holmqvist and David Jourdan. Edition of 500.



FANG LILIES: Chameleon Crystals Vol. 1 12" (SGNLF 007EP) 16.50
The Helsinki-based Signal Life label relaunches with Chameleon Crystals Vol. 1 by Fang Lilies, the first record in a two-part debut for the artist. Pulverized synths from the grime world, drum machine rhythms predating your predominant Dirty South sound banks, and strobe seizure syncopations. The synths of "Echelon" flow seamlessly into the liquid ambiences of "Atmospheric Oceans," the fringe-techno-drive of "BK Stomp," and the Memphis-x-London mesh of "Color Crop." Imposing color sleeve-shot by Finnish fashion photographer Mikko Ryhänen; creative direction by Matti Pentikäinen (Twwth). Includes video for "Echelon" directed and produced by award-winning director Taito Kawata of Cocoa.


SR 6037CLP

HELL AND THE VOIDOIDS, RICHARD: Blank Generation (Colored Vinyl) LP (SR 6037CLP) 20.00
Red colored vinyl reissue of the debut Richard Hell album, originally issued by Sire in 1977. "Hell formed the Voidoids, whose unwavering individualism kept the group out of the big time while producing a demanding and impressive corpus of work. 'I was saying let me out of here before I was even born.' That lyric sums up Hell's attitude, which he expanded and perfected on Blank Generation with a new version of the title track and such powerful statements as 'Love Comes in Spurts' and 'New Pleasure.' The album combines manic William Burroughs-influenced poetry and raw-edged music for the best rock presentation of nihilism and existential angst ever. Hell's voice, fluctuating from groan to shriek, is more impassioned and expressive than a legion of Top 40 singers." --Trouser Press

SR 6037HLP

HELL AND THE VOIDOIDS, RICHARD: Blank Generation (180 Gram Vinyl) LP (SR 6037HLP) 21.50
2015 repress on 180 gram vinyl. Exact repro vinyl version of the debut Richard Hell album, originally issued by Sire in 1977. "Hell formed the Voidoids, whose unwavering individualism kept the group out of the big time while producing a demanding and impressive corpus of work. 'I was saying let me out of here before I was even born.' That lyric sums up Hell's attitude, which he expanded and perfected on Blank Generation with a new version of the title track and such powerful statements as 'Love Comes in Spurts' and 'New Pleasure.' The album combines manic William Burroughs-influenced poetry and raw-edged music for the best rock presentation of nihilism and existential angst ever. Hell's voice, fluctuating from groan to shriek, is more impassioned and expressive than a legion of Top 40 singers." --Trouser Press



EXPANDER: Volta Forte 12" (SONIC 021EP) 14.50
Expander's "Forte" forms the basis of this EP, featuring remixes by other artists featured in Portugal-based group Soniculture's second Festival Forte (August 2015). Barcelona-based NX1 raise the energy levels in a unique way with their remix of "Forte." Portuguese producer Apart also contributes a remix, coinciding with the premiere of his live show at Festival Forte. Finally, the illustrious Vatican Shadow (Dominick Fernow aka Prurient, founder of Hospital Productions) delivers a 16-minute remix that takes the listener on a drive through pure insanity.



GUERIN, JEAN: Tacet LP (FFL 009LP) 22.00
Highly surreal and wonderfully futuristic, Tacet, one of the best kept secrets of the Futura catalog, is the 1971 soundtrack work of Jean Guérin for Claude Faraldo's anarchic 1971 film Bof... Anatomie d'un livreur. This avant-garde psychedelic jazz masterpiece is a blend of abstract vocals, unusual electronics, twisted sound envelopes, and nervous brass instruments. This first-ever officially-licensed vinyl reissue is the fourth in Souffle Continu's series reissues of Futura reissues, fully licensed by Futura founder Gérard Terronès. Presented in a 350-gram reverse-printed gatefold sleeve with obi strip. Limited to 500 copies.


GUERIN, JEAN: Tacet (Gray Vinyl) LP (FFL 009LTD-LP) 23.50
Gray vinyl. Limited edition of 200 copies.


VITET, BERNARD: La Guêpe LP (FFL 010LP) 22.00
Bernard Vitet was a key figure in the French free jazz and improv scene of the early '70s. This mythical avant-jazz LP, originally released in 1972, is the result of a truly magical session he put together in December '71 with Beb Guérin, Jean Guérin, Françoise Achard, Dominique Dalmasso, Jouck Minor, Francois Tusques, and Jean-Paul Rondepierre. Not just free jazz from the '70s, the music has some 20th-century elements that recall some of the most memorable albums on the Italian label Cramps Records. This first-ever officially-licensed vinyl reissue is the fifth in Souffle Continu's series reissues of Futura reissues, fully licensed by Futura founder Gérard Terronès. Presented in a 350-gram reverse-printed sleeve with obi strip. Limited to 500 copies.


VITET, BERNARD: La Guêpe (White Vinyl) LP (FFL 010LTD-LP) 23.50
White vinyl. Limited edition of 200 copies.


SS 1500LP

SEXTON, ANN: The Beginning LP (SS 1500LP) 14.00
Southern soul singer Ann Sexton's 1977 sophomore album, featuring the single "I'm His Wife."



EMPTYSET: Emptyset 2LP (SUB 014LP) 26.50
The 2009 debut self-titled album by Bristol-based project Emptyset (James Ginzburg and Paul Purgas), reissued here, formed the initial departure for the duo's ongoing exploration of time, structure, and analog technology. The album highlights the project's development and the foundation of its studio-based production process, forming the first part of a triptych spanning Demiurge (SUB 001CD/010LP, 2011) and Recur (R-N 151CD, 2013). Emptyset creates the first point within this narrative, initiating a dialogue between full-frequency audio, noise, and the emergent properties of sound, and the starting point for their contained sonic approach.



ROMBOY, MARC: Hypernova (Remixes) 12" (SYST 106EP) 14.00
Transparent colored vinyl. Stephan Bodzin's "Sungam" and Marc Romboy's "Hypernova," the opening tracks on the 2014 10 Yrs of Systematic compilation (SYST 020CD), have cause a massive stir around the globe. These remixes of "Hypernova," following the 2015 Sungam Remixes EP (SYST 105EP), come courtesy of Bodzin, on the A-side, and Israel's techno poster-boys Guy Mantzur and Roy RosenfelD (Bedrock, Kompakt, Trapez), on the B-side. Also includes beatless "synthapella" version.



This is the first EP as Love Comedy for Akirahawks and Shingo Suwa, two brilliant Japanese guys living in Berlin. They're both resident DJs at ://about blank and run a label called House Mannequin. Love Comedy mixes their respective personal universes -- Akirahawks is really into disco and house music, whereas Shingo Suwa is fond of techno and acidic vibes.



ALIXANDER III: Heavy Friends Pt II 12" (TOYT 041EP) 14.00
After Azari & III disbanded in 2013, Alixander III joined the Toy Tonics crew; like his first TT release, this one consists of raw and heavy machine funk. Heavy Friends Pt II is a collaboration featuring guest vocalists and producers from his hometown of Toronto, Canada: Marsupials, Saytek, Dave DeValera, Tuxxedo, Kim E, and Gingy. A tight package of vintage, old school, Detroit soul techno. Bulging with hooks and unusual textures. A polished yet irreverent statement that blends the far-reaching influences and intricate techniques that have defined Alixander's work since long before Azari & III met the world.



MARLEY & THE WAILERS, BOB: Rasta Revolution LP (TRLS 089HLP) 14.00
180 gram exact repro, originally released in 1974. "This historic release marked Bob Marley & the Wailers' first collaboration with Lee Perry and the true beginning of their musical and spiritual commitment to Rastafari. Lee Perry's production genius had a profound impact on the genre and many fans argue that this collaboration resulted in some of the band's best music. This is Bob Marley and the original Wailers (Peter Tosh & Bunny Wailer) long before they became international reggae superstars with Island. The tracks found here redefined reggae music, and although they were later re-recorded by Bob Marley, tracks like 'Soul Rebel,' 'Duppy Conqueror,' 'Small Axe' and their version of James Brown's 'Try Me' never sounded better. Also featuring 3 bonus tracks: 'Lively Up Yourself,' 'Trench Town Rock' and 'African Herbsman.'"



LOS MASSIERAS: We Don't Need... 12" (WYNM 001EP) 14.00
Los Massieras' concrete, minimal electronics; trance-inducing percussion; and mutant disco influences sometimes bear a cold, poppy feel -- if you care to consider The Residents a pop band. Conceived and recorded in Berlin, Copenhagen, and Mexico by Hugo Capablanca, Andrew Claristidge (from Acid Washed), and Satch Hoyt. Inspired by pioneers like Craig Leon, Sun Ra, Can, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Psychic TV, Pierre Henry, and Asmus Tietchens, they leave the beaten path and head on toward that invisible parallel -- perhaps perpendicular -- road. Includes remixes by Parallax Octet and Turzi. Early support from Optimo, Willie Burns, Moscoman, Rodion...



NEGRO, JOEY: 90's House & Garage Part One 2LP (ZEDD 035LP) 31.00
Part one of two double LP versions. Tracks: Fonda Rae's "Living in Ecstasy (Mood II Swing Groove Mix Edit)," A Bitch Named Johanna - Freak It (Instrumental), Voices's "Voices in My Mind (CJ Mackintosh Remix)," Kerri Chandler's "Ladbroke Grove," Ralphi Rosario's "An Instrumental Need (Club Need)," Gisele Jackson's "Love Commandments (Original Vocal Edit)," Mateo & Matos's "New York Style," and Thelma Houston's "All of That (Joey Negro Club Mix)."


NEGRO, JOEY: 90's House & Garage Part Two 2LP (ZEDD 035X-LP) 31.00
Part two of two double LP versions. Tracks: USG's Ncameu (Ron Trent Main Mix)," Bougie Soliterre's "Got the Bug," Danube Dance's "Unique (New York Underground Mix)," Station Q's "That Special Melody (Club Mix)," Mike Delgado's "The Murder Track," Robert Owens's "Gotta Work (Final Take)," Leee John's "Mighty Power of Love (Mood II Swing Vox Mix)," Janet Rushmore's "Joy (Kaoz Gone Insane)."



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