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Forced Exposure New Releases for 4/25/16

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New music is due from Drøne (Mark van Hoen and Mike Harding), St. Francis Duo (Steve Noble and Stephen O'Malley), and Andy Stott, while old music is due from The Fall, Suicide, and Cluster.



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541 507607
PRICE: $28.50
CAT #: 541 507607
CLARKE, DAVE Charcoal Eyes: A Selection of Remixes From Amsterdam 2LP
RSD 2016 release -- late addition. Two 180-gram LPs in gatefold sleeve. Influential techno and electro icon Dave Clarke presents Charcoal Eyes: A Selection of Remixes From Amsterdam. Includes comprehensive notes explaining the backstory of each track, as well as a special two-verse poem penned by Clarke himself. Based in Amsterdam since 2008, the longtime English dance servant is synonymous with an abrasive, full-throttle brand of electronic music that he has showcased across hundreds of EPs, compilations, and albums since the early '90s. Clarke is also a celebrated radio pioneer, helming his own long-running White Noise show (which also spawned a label of the same name), and finished building his own studio in Amsterdam in 2014, which is where much of this work was completed. Charcoal Eyes finds Clarke taking on a diverse range of artists and adding his own fingerprint to a smorgasbord of sounds. From punk to new beat and fast-rising modern day artists to sadly disbanded bands, a lot of ground is covered, but it is all tied together by the studio nous and singular style of this notoriously outspoken pioneer. Opening up with a crisp rework of Placebo, the collection touches every shade of techno and electro from slick and futuristic to dark and heavy. Importantly, a semblance of the original artist's intentions always remains, and, much like his previous remixes of everyone from Fischerspooner to Depeche Mode, many of these are sure to become cult classics. Includes remixes of tracks by Placebo, Louisahhh!!! & Maelstrom, The Soft Moon, The Neon Judgement, John Foxx, Gazelle Twin, Amazing Snakeheads, Digital 21 + Stefan Olsdal, I Am Kloot, and A Place To Bury Strangers.
PRICE: $25.50
CAT #: AUK 004LP
BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE, THE Their Satanic Majesties Second Request 2LP
2016 repress. Gatefold 180 gram double vinyl version. Truth in advertising: the Brian Jonestown Massacre's sophomore album does, as promised, spring forth from the Rolling Stones' long-underrated 1967 masterpiece Their Satanic Majesties Request, copping not only Mick and Keith's leering bad-boy attitude but also their rock-and-roll-circus spirit. Opening with the brilliant "All Around You (Intro)," a tongue-in-cheek guide to the mind-altering journey ahead, the record is a kaleidoscopic, drug-fueled freakout -- like the Stones' namesake album, Second Request is painted by Eastern drones and psychedelic tangents, each track bubbling with dozens of sound effects including sitars, mellotrons, farfisas, didgeridoos, tablas, congas, and glockenspiels. Travelling through the past, darkly, the Massacre arrives on the other side unscathed; their music is too rich to be merely retro, and too knowing to be merely slavish -- the Stones themselves haven't made a record this strong or entertaining in years.
PRICE: $25.50
CAT #: AUK 020LP
2016 repress; gatefold 2LP version. 2010 release. Recorded in early and late 2009 between Iceland & Berlin with a U.S. tour in between, The Brian Jonestown Massacre moved forward with this full-length album , Who Killed Sgt. Pepper?. Working with musicians Will Carruthers (ex-Spacemen 3 & Spiritualized), Unnur Andrea Einarsdottir and Felix from the Russian band Amazing Electronic Talking Cave and other musicians from France, Germany, and Iceland, this is the band's most multi-cultural release to date, while obviously keeping the band's trademark style throughout this album. Thirteen tracks ranging from ambient bhangra beats to rock to shoegazing, to gypsy influences of Eastern European music, and then back again to the subliminal, all twinged with the psychedelia of the band.
PRICE: $25.50
CAT #: AUK 027LP
BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE, THE Tepid Peppermint Wonderland Volume 2 2LP
2016 repress. Tepid Peppermint Wonderland Volume 2 includes the second half of the double CD Tepid Peppermint Wonderland: A Retrospective (AUK 013CD, 2004), remastered for vinyl. Following Tepid Peppermint Wonderland Volume 1 (AUK 026LP, 2004), Volume 2 continues to mine the period of 1995 through 2004 and includes key tracks from all of The Brian Jonestown Massacre's albums as well as live recordings and many otherwise unreleased tracks. The Brian Jonestown Massacre is a psychedelic rock band originally from San Francisco, California, led by guitarist and singer Anton Newcombe. Beginning in 1995, The Brian Jonestown Massacre released numerous albums, first on BOMP!, the label that gave them their start, and later on TVT Records and Tee Pee Records. The band was essential in the development of the modern U.S. garage scene, and many LA and SF musicians got their start playing with Newcombe, including Peter Hayes of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Originally Newcombe was heavily influenced by The Rolling Stones' psychedelic phase (the band name is a reference to Stones guitarist Brian Jones and Peoples Temple founder Jim Jones), but his work in the 2000s expanded into aesthetic dimensions approximating the UK shoegazing genre of the 1990s and incorporating influences from world music, especially Middle Eastern and Brazilian music. Gatefold double LP version.
AKU 1002LP
PRICE: $23.50
CAT #: AKU 1002LP
LP version. A magical mixture of traditional min'y? songs and Latin jazz elements. With its second release, Akuphone continues to explore Asia with an original compilation of the work of Japanese singer Chiemi Eri, drawing upon 10"s released by the Japanese King label between 1958 and 1962. Includes exclusive liner notes and a rich calligraphed booklet with romanized lyrics. Chiemi Eri (1937-1982) grew up in a musical family and began a career as a singer on US military bases when still a teenager, becoming famous for her performances of classics from the American postwar musical repertoire. At the age of 14 she recorded the song "Tennessee Waltz" with King Records, which turned out to be the first of many successes. Chiemi Eri is one of the most famous Japanese singers of the 20th century, more precisely of the Sh?wa era (1926-1989) corresponding to the reign of Emperor Sh?wa, known outside Japan by his personal name Hirohito. Both a singer and an actress -- she appeared in more than 50 films and many stage plays -- Eri definitely made a mark on the Japanese postwar cultural landscape, along with fellow singer-actresses Izumi Yukimura and Hibari Misora (collectively nicknamed "the three sisters"). Their success can be connected to the cultural opening of Japan, which, although initiated a century before, accelerated with the US military occupation of the archipelago (1945-1952). This period saw the import of popular musical styles including jazz, bebop, swing, and mambo, as well as the development of the hybrid kay?kyoku style, a delicious mix of so-called Western music with Japanese music. The work of Chiemi Eri documented here combines vocal jazz, Latin rhythms, and Japanese folk in an original musical syncretism. Supported by Tadaaki Misago & Tokyo Cuban Boys, the oldest and most prolific Latin jazz group in Japan, Chiemi Eri sings themes, in Japanese, mainly taken from traditional folklore. Thus, the drums and brass of the Cuban arrangements are mixed with rich min'y? folk songs, which celebrate every region, every local tradition, and every event with a particular song or dance. Chiemi Eri also reveals the vocal prowess specific to min'y?, in particular the kobushi, a style of melisma (the technique of singing a single syllable of text while moving between several different notes in succession). Somewhere between Ella Fitzgerald and Celia Cruz, Chiemi Eri can also be associated with Serge Gainsbourg, who yielded to the mambo revolution as soon as the late 1950s.
PRICE: $10.00
PLANTMAN Honeydew/This Is A Happy Garden 7"
RSD 2016 release -- late addition. Limited edition of 500. The lead single for Plantman's 2016 album To The Lighthouse, their third full-length. "Honeydew" features Chantal Acda (Glitterhouse), and is backed with an exclusive cover of "This Is A Happy Garden" by The Moles. Referencing Bedhead, The Durutti Column, and Yo La Tengo, among others, Plantman's work is effortlessly emotive, melancholic, and affecting, while never derivative -- the plaintive, cracked tones of Matt Randall (backed by Bryan Styles, Adam Radmall, and Leighton Jennings) create a distinct mood that's complemented perfectly by Chantal Acda on "Honeydew."
PRICE: $15.00
CAT #: ALP 257CD
2016 repress. "Intense FMP Archive Reissue On Atavistic's Unheard Music Series, Featuring An Incredible, International Line-Up Led by Brotzmann, ESP Records Reed-God Frank Wright & ICP Mainstay Willem Breuker (saxes), The Inimitable Alex Von Schlippenbach (piano), South African Legend Louis Moholo (drums), Harry Miller (bass), Toshinori Kondo (trumpet), And Hannes Bauer & Alan Tomlinson (trombones)."
BAM 7012LP
PRICE: $23.00
CAT #: BAM 7012LP
VA Sixties Japanese Garage-Psych Sampler LP
RSD 2016 release. 180-gram colored LP. Hand-numbered limited edition of 1000. Available on vinyl for the first time since its original 1987 release, this pioneering compilation gathers a dozen of the best bands in the Group Sounds movement that swept Japan in the 1960s. Featuring plenty of frantic songs with wild guitar and intense vocals, it's proof that rock and roll was truly an international language, and includes early material by musicians who went on to perform with such legendary bands as Flower Travellin' Band; Speed, Glue & Shinki; Les Rallizes Dénudés; and Food Brain. Includes tracks by The Golden Cups, The Dynamites, Outcast, The Carnabeats, The Tempters, The Beavers, The Bunnys, The Mops, The Spiders, D'Swooners, Zoo Nee Voo, and Fingers.
BAM 7013LP
PRICE: $23.00
CAT #: BAM 7013LP
VA Monster a Go-Go Volume 1 LP
RSD 2016 release. 180-gram clear LP. Limited edition of 1000. Under the influence of The Beatles, the Group Sounds movement swept Japan in the mid-1960s. This esteemed compilation -- exceedingly difficult to find since its original release in 1990 -- gathers a dozen of the wildest tracks in the genre, spanning surf rock, fuzzed-up R&B, and even psychedelia. It's sure to thrill fans of the further reaches of garage rock. Includes tracks by The Beavers, The Carnabeats, The Spiders, The Voltage, The Mops, D'Swooners, The Bunnys, The Golden Cups, and The Savage.
BEC 5156196
PRICE: $27.50
CAT #: BEC 5156196
RSD 2016 release -- late addition. For the first time ever on vinyl, the last album by Les Rita Mitsouko(2007)! Numbered edition. Features the cd, gatefold-packaging. (1,000 units worldwide run).
BEC 5156200
PRICE: $34.00
CAT #: BEC 5156200
RINGER, CATHERINE Chante Les Rita Mitsouko And More A La Cigale 2LP+CD
RSD 2016 release -- late addition. For the first time ever, the cult live album by Catherine Ringer (former singer of Les Rita Mitsouko) recorded in Paris, La Cigale in 2008. Catherine performed the Rita Mitsouko classics. Double LP gatefold, numbered, features the CD, printed inner sleeves. (600 units worldwide run).
BEC 5156290
PRICE: $14.00
CAT #: BEC 5156290
BREAKBOT Get Lost Remixes 12"
RSD 2016 release -- late addition. Remixes of "Get Lost" by The Emperor Machine, Redinho, and Kiwi, plus a cover by Jamaica Full Band.
BEC 5156306
PRICE: $14.00
CAT #: BEC 5156306
MMOTHS Deu 10"
RSD 2016 release -- late addition. Three exclusive tracks not featured on their debut album Luneworks.
BEC 5156427
PRICE: $22.00
CAT #: BEC 5156427
CASSIUS Action 2x12"
RSD 2016 release -- late addition. Action is the 1st single of Cassius's new album, featuring Cat Power and Mike D. This EP features 6 tracks, , including remixes by Johnny Aux, Dj Haus & Rushmore, Jesse Rose & Junior Sanchez, and Norman Bay Nassau. Limited double 12'' with printed inner sleeves.
BEC 5156428
PRICE: $22.00
CAT #: BEC 5156428
CASSIUS 8 Beats 2x12"
RSD 2016 release -- late addition. Best of back catalogue: The most famous remixes for the 1st time collected & remastered double 12'' vinyl.
BEC 5156443
PRICE: $18.00
CAT #: BEC 5156443
RSD 2016 release -- late addition. Picture disc EP with seven tracks, including reworks by Torb and Chloé.
BEC 5156444
PRICE: $14.00
CAT #: BEC 5156444
VA Cosmic Machine 2 EP 12"
RSD 2016 release -- late addition. New teaser EP of Cosmic Machine The Sequel: A Voyage Across French Cosmic & Electronic Avantgarde (70s-80s). Francais Lai's "Young Freedom" and Arpadys' "Monkey Star" with exclusive remixes by Golden Rules and Psychemagik.
BEC 5156446
PRICE: $22.00
CAT #: BEC 5156446
SUE, SELAH Reason- The Remixes LP+CD
RSD 2016 release -- late addition. Nine remixes of the second album Reason tracks for the 1st time ever on vinyl. Remixes by Felix Joseph, Marloin, Pomrad, Mndsgn, FKJ, Daisuke, Sorry, Mo Kolours, and Kulkid.
BS 018LP
PRICE: $47.50
CAT #: BS 018LP
EMMANUEL, JD Electronic Minimal Music 1979-83 3LP
The rediscovery of J D Emmanuel by critics and audience in the early 2010s and Emmanuel's comeback to underground scene were crucial in reweaving the development of electronic music in the early '80s. This deluxe three-LP set casts new light on Emmanuel's first activity of composing and performing electronic music in 1979-'83, collecting experiments never before released on vinyl, some of which are previously unreleased in any form. Certainly seminal minimal works such as Four Organs (1970) and Violin Phase (1967) by Steve Reich and A Rainbow in Curved Air by Terry Riley (1969) -- as well as Cluster, Harmonia, and Peter Michael Hamel's early-'70s work -- had a decisive impact on Emmanuel's debut. However, since his beginnings he has reshaped and reformulated his sources of inspiration with unparalleled maturity and accuracy of vision. His poetry is closely tied to the will to expand consciousness and explore altered states, but more than a cosmic traveler, he appears as a courier of soul and heart -- a self-described "student of the metaphysical nature of the Universe." Magician of an incredible variety of analog keyboards, Emmanuel conceives sound as dynamic translation of forces and organic, expanding flows of energy. The cyclicity of patterns and phrases refers to minimalist traditions, but his music has little in common with something purely mathematical; using an approach to improvisation colored by his interests in jazz and the temporal expansion of rock jams, he charges harmonic sections with an intimate spontaneity and freedom without boundaries. These 14 "vaporous drawings," presented with photos and writings, evoke a primordial state of grace in the listener, in parallel to Emmanuel's contemporary ancestral work Wizards from 1982 (IMPREC 305CD). (This set contains two tracks that were initially included on the original Wizards release, but replaced by other tracks just before the final master.)
BS 023LP
PRICE: $36.50
CAT #: BS 023LP
KALMA, ARIEL Musique Pour le Reve et l'Amour 2LP
Before appearing in his works as a musician, Ariel Kalma seems to reveal himself as a philosopher; a solitary explorer of higher and deeper consciousness. Influenced by his relationship with Indian classical music, he transfigures the acoustic-ecstatic dimension typical of the tanpura raga by modulating synths and horns. The work reissued here originally appeared on two different cassettes in 1981 and 1982, but is ideally one unique project. With Musique Pour le Rêve et l'Amour, Kalma infinitely expands the reverberations of the flute, multiplying the nuances with phasing organ loops that recall the beginnings of Terry Riley. The second part, Music for Dream and Love, is structured like a oceanic carpet of aquatic, airy, reflective sounds; an unlimited shore from which there seem to emerge voices of celestial entities.
PRICE: $22.00
CUSACK, PETER After Being In Holland For Two Years LP
Peter Cusack's debut long-player from 1977 is a peek into one of the most varied and experimental musical scrapbooks one is likely to hear. Infused with natural sounds and a healthy dose of musical abstraction, this record defies categorization. A solo album of guitar and environmental sounds; a montage filled with montages where references to and resonances of varied, often disparate soundworlds spill in every direction. The music manages to be both blatant and covert at the same time; it's clearly, acutely disjointed and polyvocal yet strangely out of focus in regard to intent. But that's the thing about montages: by having nothing lead causally, conventionally to the next, a radical, imaginary simultaneity occurs; one continues to experience the presence of each previous section (even though they're no longer audible) even as a new one abruptly presents itself -- all this without the actual physical interference that happens with visual collage. After Being In Holland For Two Years is presented here for the first time since its initial pressing as a green LP in a Nagaoka anti-static record sleeve contained within a full-color sleeve with obi strip and fold-up tri-panel inner sleeve. This edition includes extensive new liner notes by Toronto-based composer-performer Martin Arnold -- writing that complements the utterly singular notes Cusack provided for the initial release, which are reproduced here as well. Peter Cusack is an improvising guitarist, field recording artist, and occasional whistler. He founded Bead Records in 1974 to release the only LP by A Touch Of The Sun, his short-lived duo with clarinetist Simon Mayo, but the label went on to become a collectively run initiative that produced more than 30 albums of improvised music. The following year he was among those who founded both the journal Musics and the London Musicians Collective, both of which were important focal points for London's nascent improvising community. Cusack was a member of the eclectic freeform group Alterations with Steve Beresford, Terry Day, and David Toop, as well as their irreverent seaside covers spin-off The Promenaders. He formed significant musical relationships with instrument builder Max Eastley, multi-wind instrumentalist Clive Bell, vocalist Vivienne Corringham, and sampling trombone player and composer Nicholas Collins.
PRICE: $22.00
Alessandra Novaga delivers a stunning LP, a compelling investigation of her resonantly spacious guitar playing that dismantles the instrument's unique properties through relentlessness. Movimenti Lunari speaks of the relentlessness of natural forces. Something that seems to have no development, but instead advances inexorably. A form developing out of a memory progressively coming into focus; never still, constantly pulsating and vibrating with new elements. Beyond any rational, analytic thought, a sound that belongs to remembrance. Sandro Mussida's "In Memoria" questions this relationship between movement and stillness in the form of a piece of music. The piece is a meditation on memory, technology, and sound; the repeating theme recalls bells chiming over and over, drawn out into lines as long as the horizon. Francesco Gagliardi's "Untitled, January" speaks of a sound evoked by an image. A photograph. A foggy landscape seen from a train. Accompanied by a single instruction: "A drone, or drones. Any duration." Simultaneously timely and timeless, Movimenti Lunari has the feel of artistic invention, a canvas of delicacy melding into intense streams of sound. Includes obi strip.
PRICE: $14.50
LP version. Puberty is initiated by hormonal signals from the brain to the gonads. Puberty (the band, the lifestyle, the etc.), though, belongs entirely to Susanna Welbourne and Lars Finberg. The band was hatched during a pocket of uncertainty, a time when signals seemed to point toward the half-promised oblivion of this duo's day-job in The Intelligence. During these uncertain 2010 evenings, the tag team launched Trainwreck, a monthly musical happening held at Seattle's deepest, dankest karaoke dive, the Orient Express. Dance, dress-up (drag?), and debauchery were of principal concern, with a soundtrack tailored to exalt such values. The Intelligence's assumed influences were swiftly replaced in Puberty by (as confirmed by Finberg) Trainwreck playlist regulars like U-Roy, Tones On Tail, Fun Boy Three, prime sleaze Roxy Music, and other grandiose splatterings. This was to be the inverse of what the duo had been doing musically in terms of mood and motivation. The Intelligence's airtight guitar jerking delivered with (ahem) casual professionalism was to be largely displaced by big-band arrangements with wildly unexpected turns, delivered via eccentric theatrics and playing upon classically sexual, sultry, and moody rock 'n' roll with odd atmospherics. Plus pink outfits. Puberty is the process of physical changes through which a child's body matures into an adult body capable of sexual reproduction. A 2011 single appeared quickly via Canadian label Telephone Explosion, though Puberty's message was only briefly paraded before The Intelligence's domination program resumed. More weird hairs started to grow by mid-2015, though, as Finberg and Welbourne resurrected Puberty for a truly wholly album, assembling a wide array of co-conspirators both new and familiar. Perhaps most surprising is that neither plays a single note on the resultant recordings, offering only their vocals (which interplay wonderfully) and songwriting, allowing the band to, as Finberg puts it, "sound like itself." That self ends up being a mad provocateur. The album begins with beautiful orchestral fluttering ("Uptown") and concludes with very loud resolve ("Downtown"), tones that bookend a collection of superbly spacious songs that blast through expectation. "Parties" is both awkward and the gospel truth, built upon a simple riff that only occasionally visits the circus. "Nature Calls" boasts a blast of guitar that's so ridiculously jarring that an advisory should be present. That solo on "Skeletons"?!?!? Hear it, then die knowing you lived a life of true value. "Moonlight" is slinkingly cinematic and impossible to shake. And more, even. Always more.
PRICE: $14.00
VA Moonshine Volume 1 LP
Six fabulous collaborations between all the pop artists from the Born Bad stable: Dorian Pimpernel, Forever Pavot, and Julien Gasc (with an appearance from Chassol). Includes download code. French artist Julien Gasc, a member of the band Aquaserge, has previously collaborated with artists such as Stereolab, April March, Katerine, and Bertrand Burgalat. French "moonshine pop" band Dorian Pimpernel are inspired by alchemical treatises, Ennio Morricone, The Pretty Things, The United States Of America, library and film music, and much more. Forever Pavot is led by French songwriter Emile Sornin, who develops his compositions with techniques akin to those of French film composer François de Roubaix -- dreaming his songs, fiddling with them track by track, stacking up sound upon sound . . . think Alain Goraguer/Jean-Claude Vannier/Serge Gainsbourg circa Melody Nelson/Sebastien Tellier.
PRICE: $15.50
USE Chien d'la Casse LP
LP version. Includes download code. While some are still milking garage rock for all its cool like it will never dry out, the sleaziest alley cats are gone drinking somewhere else. Sitting on a cinderblock in the darkness of a cave in the suburbs, drinking warm beer, they'd rather witness the convulsions of a degenerating French song. Crafted with some second-hand gear and crumbs of poetry, this lament from the slums has Noir Boy George as its flagbearer and Jessica93 as companion of misfortune. You will hear it filling the air of tiny and barely sound-proofed venues, to the greatest and perverse delight of all those that the prevailing festivism has made wary, and not quite convinced that we live in the best of times. Nicolas Belvalette, known as Usé, doesn't really play the guitar, and it's barely a guitar anyway. He hits it, strikes the same chord ad nauseam, sticks a zinc cymbal on the neck, plays six instruments all at once. For a while Belvalette managed a concert venue in Amiens, l'Accueil Froid; when the place closed down, he ran in some local elections under the label of a fanciful party, le Parti Sans Cible ("The Party Without A Goal," roughly), and got 2.17% of the votes. He juggles with numerous projects (Headwar, Les Morts Vont Bien, Roberto Succo, Yvette Corner But, Sultan Solitude, and many others), and ekes out a practice in this musical interzone that is the great tribe of the DIY. Chien d'la Casse is the first album from his Usé solo project, which he initiated in 2011. Wild and aggressive, yet welcoming and touching in its bareness, the album demands surrender to the mighty power of the trance, embracing the regressive pleasure of the drums wreaking havoc, the flimsy jingles, the texts rhythmic as a Dada poem. Chien d'la Casse opens with the spiteful grunts of a pissed-off mongrel. Most of the album sounds like an ode to break-ins in garbage dumps with the sole purpose of banging on rusty cans until they burst. Only "Sous mes draps" echoes like a sad nursery rhyme, but leaves the realm of social realism to wander on the foggy heights of a fairground horror flick. "C'est si lisse" concludes the album with a fire alarm and some human barking, in an atmosphere of a black mass saturated with backward tapes; the dream ends up in chaos, it's almost day.
PRICE: $9.00
Previously unreleased killer jazz funk soundtrack by Pierre Vassiliu (the man behind Les Masques and tons of other cool projects) for Jean-Daniel Simon's 1970 film Ils. File next to the soundtracks of Le Mariage Collectif (1971), Un homme est mort (The Outside Man) (1972), and L'homme orchestre (1970). Includes printed inner sleeve. A must-have.
BB 222LP
PRICE: $178.00
CAT #: BB 222LP
CLUSTER 1971-1981 9LP BOX
Nine-LP box version. 180-gram vinyl. Edition of 1000. Cluster's influence on the development of electronic music cannot be overstated. The original trio of Conrad Schnitzler, Hans-Joachim Roedelius, and Dieter Moebius released two seminal albums as Kluster before Roedelius and Moebius replaced the "K" with a "C" and continued as a duo. They produced eight albums in their most innovative period between 1971 and 1981, two of them together with Brian Eno. Cluster anticipated much of what would later emerge in such varied styles as industrial, ambient, electro, and even synthpop. Some call Cluster's music avant-garde, others krautrock or kosmische musik. Few would dispute their immense influence, despite their relative lack of commercial success. Hence their first album, as a microcosm of their entire oeuvre, made The Wire's 1998 list "100 Records That Set the World on Fire (When No One Was Listening)." This box set contains all eight of the albums that represent Cluster's main phase, plus a previously unreleased album of two live recordings from 1972 and 1977. All of the albums have been remastered by Willem Makkee. Includes booklet with essays on each album, rare photos, and an exclusive text on the evolution and significance of the band by Asmus Tietchens, excerpted here: "Cacophonous noise in the 1970s and 1980s masked the subtlety of Cluster aesthetics, diminishing their force of impact. Only since the 1990s, and all the more so today, have Cluster been identified and celebrated as pioneers. The somewhat hackneyed 'avant-garde' tag really amounts to nothing more than being ahead of one's time. . . . Now, twenty, thirty years later, with so many new aural experiences on offer, listening habits have changed to such a great extent that we are better placed to assess Cluster's importance, their influence on subsequent generations of musicians. . . . The eight (official) Cluster albums presented here trace the group's arc of development over a period of around ten years. Not a particularly extensive oeuvre compared to many of their peers, but prolificacy was never a feature of Cluster's constitution. They only released a new album when they felt that they had taken a significant step forwards on their musical trajectory -- which goes some way to explaining how varied and different their LPs were. Cluster were no pedagogues, but their indirect influence on musicians and, more to the point, on listeners, resonates until today. Can a legacy be any more alive?"
BB 228EP
PRICE: $9.00
CAT #: BB 228EP
ESB/DIE WILDE JAGD Mos Eisley/Wah Wah Wallenstein 12"
RSD 2016 release. Limited edition of 500. "Mos Eisley" by ESB (French musicians Lionel Laquerrière, Thomas Poli, Yann Tiersen) is a previously unreleased recording taken from the sessions for the electronic krautrock project's 2015 debut album (BB 207CD/LP). It's backed with exclusive remixes of Die Wilde Jagd's "Wah Wah Wallenstein" by Ivan Smagghe and Zombie Zombie's Étienne Jaumet.
BB 229EP
PRICE: $9.00
CAT #: BB 229EP
RSD 2016 release. Limited edition of 500. Jochen Arbeit (Einstürzende Neubauten), Günter Schickert, and Schneider TM, three outstanding krautrock/avant-garde guitarists from Berlin, present the track "Tse Tse," an exclusive outtake from their 2016 album ASS. Stefan Schneider and Sven Kacirek follow their 2015 album Shadows Documents (BB 175CD/LP) with a recording of their live performance at the Westwerk in Hamburg on November 16, 2015.
PRICE: $26.50
2014 release. Lucien Goethals was born in 1931 in Ghent, Belgium. He completed his musical education at the Royal Academy of Music in 1956 where he was awarded the highest accolades for advanced organ, history of music, and theoretic notions, after which he eventually pursued his studies of seriated music technique and electronic composition with G.M. Koenig. He was awarded further awards for composition in both his own country as well as abroad, and was a member of the renowned Spectra work group. In 1963 he was appointed to the post of producer of the BRT (Flemish division of the Belgian Broadcasting and Television System) and later a key producer in the division known as IPEM (Institute for psycho-acoustics and electronic music). From 1971 he taught musical analysis at the Music Academy of Ghent. Goethals was an exponent of the stricter direction in the aesthetics of contemporary music. His work is still recognized as a valuable contribution, on a global scale, to the fields of seriated and trans-aleatoric music of the past half century. His recorded achievements within experimental music include a dozen rare compositions for solo "magnetophonic" music and a set of works for combined orthodox instruments with magnétaphone. Outside of the electronic field, Goethals was also recognized for his chamber music, symphonic orchestration, cantata, and lied compositions. This compendium focuses on Lucien's magnetophonic work. Features a translation of the original track notes that accompanied the original limited Belgian pressing.
PRICE: $25.00
TUSQUES, FRANCOIS La Reine Des Vampires 1967 LP
2014 release. As a central figure of one of Europe's most vibrant inter-communal music movements, François Tusques's involvement as a central figure in the French free jazz scene (alongside Barney Wilen, Jean-François Jenny-Clark, and Jacques Thollot) is as indispensable as it is synonymous. As the first release in a series of long-overdue reissues and vintage archival debuts, Cacophonic presents this presumed lost, previously unreleased studio session from 1967, which sees the cross-pollination of two of France's most exciting counter-culture families, combining the open music of Tusques and the moving image of experimental horror director Jean Rollin. This cinematic debut for both parties commenced in 1967 under the working title La Reine Des Vampires before being distributed and commonly (inaccurately) recognized as "France's first vampire film" under the title Viol Du Vampire. Staying faithful to the project's original title and intention, this dedicated audio release hears the original unedited performance in its original form before Rollin's sound editors got to work with their ruthless tape splicers, dialogue synchronization, and recycling tactics. La Reine Des Vampires features an all-star line-up of Barney Wilen, Jean-François Jenny-Clark, Bernard Guerin, and Eddie Gaumont -- assembled by Tusques in the same months that followed the important manifesto of the avant-garde that embossed the group's name on the French musical map. This advent collides at the exact point where Rollin (as an erotic writer and avant-garde theatre patron) first committed his filmic experiments to feature-length celluloid, proving this previously unheard artifact to be a significant landmark at the start of both a controversial cinematic legacy and a genuinely experimental domestic music career that immediately went on to magnetize the likes of Don Cherry, and Archie Shepp and Sunny Murray in the following year. Remastered from Tusques's very own studio master tapes and including an extra lost bonus track from his personal "work-in-progress" Ferrograph dubs, this LP not only includes the unedited soundtrack source material but compiles a number of high-quality studio demos originally turned down by Rollin in 1967. The approved themes found on the A-side of the record were also rearranged and edited for the soundtrack for Rollin's second feature film, La Vampire Nue (1970), without Tusques's prior consent, providing an extra twist in the tale and instantly giving this first-time release a technical "double soundtrack" status.
CRA 136532CD
PRICE: $6.50
CAT #: CRA 136532CD
VA 1979 Il Concerto - Omaggio a Demetrio Stratos 2CD
2006 reissue of the double LP originally released on Cramps in 1979. Recorded live in Milano, Italy in 1979. Featuring Kaos Rock, Area, Francesco Guccini, Eugenio Finardi, Roberto Ciotti, Venegoni & Co., Angelo Branduardi, Carnascialia, Adriano Bassi & Italo Lo Vetere, Antonello Venditti, Skiantos, Gaetano Liguori & Tullio De Piscopo, and Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso, Giancarlo Cardini and Roberto Vecchioni.
CRA 138582CD
PRICE: $6.50
CAT #: CRA 138582CD
AREA Parigi-Lisbona CD
2002 digipak CD reissue of the 1996 live album by Italian prog rock band Area, recorded in Paris in 1976. Excellent performances and some charming French asides from Demetrio Stratos. Crucial documentation of possibly the single most vital Italian progressive rock group of the '70s.
CRA 138652CD
PRICE: $6.50
CAT #: CRA 138652CD
VA Cage Uncaged CD
2002 release. Issued for the XLV Biennale di Venezia with support from The Institute For Contemporary Art, New York, Mudima Fondazione per l'Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy. All John Cage excerpts are from John Cage's "Silence and One Year from Monday," recorded at 222 Bowery in New York City, December 1968 and March 1969, courtesy of Giorno Poetry Systems. Featuring David Byrne, Debbie Harry, Arto Lindsay, Ars Hell and Mutt, John Zorn: Naked City, Chris Stein, Amy Denio, David Weinstein and Shelly Hirsch, Lee Ranaldo, Ann Magnuson and John Cale, Jello Biafra and Eugene Chadbourne, Lou Reed, Elliot Sharp, and Joey Ramone.
CRA 139092CD
PRICE: $6.50
CAT #: CRA 139092CD
2006 remastered digipack reissue of the 1976 LP originally released on Cramps Records. Electric Frankenstein was guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Paolo Tofani, who played in progressive rock band Area.
PRICE: $6.50
CAT #: CRS 006CD
AREA Anto/Logicamente CD
2002 CD reissue of the LP originally released in 1977 on Cramps Records. On this album Italian prog rock band Area featured the voice of Demetrio Stratos, plus members Giulio Capiozzo, Patrizio Fariselli, Ares Tavolazzi, and Paolo Tofani. Furious, mind-bending rhythms and melodies balanced with humor and the avant-garde.
PRICE: $6.50
CAT #: CRS 013CD
2009 reissue of the 1978 LP on Cramps Records. Demetrio Stratos' research into the field of phonetic and experimental poetry led to freeing his voice in a very naturalistic restraint, restoring its depth and dimension. The result of this can be heard in the recordings of his composition Cantare la Voce where what sounds like an instrument is in fact his voice. Digipak CD with 16-page booklet.
PRICE: $14.00
From the first bars of the intro track "Thot" you feel like you're being pulled under by a powerful current. You only surface once the outro track, "Canines", comes to a full stop. What's unique about this EP is that these songs are amalgams of beautiful noise. These songs are like Ad Reinhardt black-on-black paintings. The third EP from Gaspard de La Montagne is certain to find its way into late night/early morning sets of that breed of DJs who love their sound deep; but it's also just as gratifying as a headphone-listening experience.
PRICE: $26.50
CAT #: DDR 014LP
DER DRITTE RAUM Electric Friends 2LP
Double LP version. In 2016, 25 years after Andreas Krüger's Der Dritte Raum debuted on Sven Väth's Harthouse/Eye Q label, Krüger locked himself in his studio to create Electric Friends, an album that marks a shift toward pop following the 2015 Aydszieyalaidnem album (DDR 011CD/LP). On Electric Friends, Krüger's approach is to create a meeting place for techno rhythms and sonic experimentation from the perspective of the dancefloor, and a song-friendly one at that. Befitting the club setting, the tracks are long, but they're crammed with interesting stuff. This album is not a clinical exercise in the textural possibilities inherent in static; Der Dritte Raum tracks pop hooks and disco beats, and he even throws a couple of trance-influenced tunes into the mix. Opener "Electric Friends" is a brilliant tune with an extremely catchy lead synthesizer melody underpinned by a sharp electronic backing. The track is suitably catchy without ever approaching raucousness. Electric Friends reflects the wide range of Krüger's musical interests, and there are some homages. "Command Line" has the odd distinction of being a Front 242-influenced track (in terms of beats and synths). "Wasserstoff" is laid-back, starting with house chords before getting noisier. Up-tempo, danceable instrumental techno dominates the album, but the detours are frequent enough to make Electric Friends work as a varied, complete document of feel-good body music.
PRICE: $19.50
RSD 2016 release -- late addition. Orange 10" in a beautiful gatefold sleeve with Babs Santini art and an insert. This record is the first collaboration between Nurse With Wound and Band Of Pain. Each artist has used the other's music as source material to create a sumptuous feast for all discerning and adventurous audio palettes. There is no B-side, only the A-side and Side 1.The Band Of Pain side exclusively uses material from the NWW album A Sucked Orange (DPROM 101CD, 1990). It has been processed like a high street burger, with little meat of the original left. The result is a superb piece of musique concrète that sounds like it belongs in another century and another universe. The Nurse With Wound side uses various Band Of Pain pieces that are battered and deep-fried beyond recognition. The results were sprinkled with an array of exotic spices, additional sauce, and chemically enhanced additives. The final outcome is a dense, creamy, rich slice of vintage Nurse With Wound -- with a twist.
PRICE: $23.00
Double LP version. Includes CD. Hamburg-based electronic musician Stimming presents his fourth album, Alpe Lusia. The work takes its name from a remote little hut in the Italian Alps, in which Stimming secluded himself to work on the album for a full month, all by himself. "When I reduce the outer impulses, I create a sort of artificial understimulation which in turn makes all my gear and equipment appear incredibly attractive again (in the way it actually deserves to be)," explains the artist. Alpe Lusia begins with the rippling noise of a little creek, and in a way, the album itself is precisely that -- a river, which in its course ingests further streams and gains force, while still remaining the same. At times it's as powerful as a rapid, and at others calm as a river bend, but it always originates from the same spring. "I wanted to create something of my own, a journey that (apart from the basic House formula) orientates itself as little as possible on contemporary influences," says Stimming. If you want to rely on his many colleagues' feedback, it seems he has mastered that -- e.g. DJ Koze, who says: "I am amazed. Incredibly warm, stripped down, deep, playful and most of all personal! Almost as if someone sat in front of his gear while cruising on a cutter boat over the ocean all by himself (and on Ritalin)." And the cutter boat is indeed part of the story -- after finishing the production of Alpe Lusia in the lonesome lodge, Stimming went (not without taking a short break among people) onto a container vessel by himself for seven days, sailing through the wintery North and Baltic Seas from Bremerhaven over northern Sweden and back via Rotterdam to the starting point. Stimming used this time to single-mindedly work on his live set for the 2016 worldwide album release tour. Would Stimming recommend this excursion to fellow producers? Not without preparing sufficient material and ideas: "I think starting with a blank piece of paper would be way too tough."
PT 2007LP
PRICE: $27.50
CAT #: PT 2007LP
VA Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll 2LP
RSD 2016 release. Double LP in gatefold sleeve with insert and download code. Expanded edition of the soundtrack to the celebrated 2014 documentary film Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll, originally released on CD by Dust-to-Digital in 2015. On April 17, 1975, Phnom Penh fell to the Khmer Rouge and Cambodian rock and roll was no more. Its star musicians were targeted and killed, record collections were destroyed, clubs were closed, and Western-style music-making, dancing, and clothes were outlawed. The deaths of approximately two million Cambodians and the horrors of the Killing Fields have been well documented; add to this John Pirozzi's fascinating tale of Cambodia's vibrant pop music scene, beginning in the 1950s and '60s and influenced by France's Johnny Hallyday and Britain's Cliff Richard and the Shadows. Cambodian culture has long been synonymous with a love for the arts. Don't Think I've Forgotten pays homage to the country's rock legends who paid for their creativity with their lives. Punctuating rare archival footage with telling interviews with the few surviving musicians, Don't Think I've Forgotten examines and unravels Cambodia's tragic past through the eyes, words, and songs of its popular music stars of the '50s, '60s, and '70s. Compiled by Pirozzi, the soundtrack album is very cinematic in nature -- the sequencing and remastered audio transport the listener through the rock and roll history of Cambodia in a way that parallels the film. It is both entertaining and essential to hear so many tracks that have never before been available outside of Cambodia. Performers include The Royal University of Fine Arts, Sinn Sisamouth, Chhoun Malay, Huoy Meas, Baksey Cham Krong, Ros Serey Sothea, Pen Ran, Sieng Vannthy, Va Sovy, Drakkar, Pou Vannary, Yol Aularong, and Cheam Chansovannary. Includes two tracks not included on the CD version ("Three Maidens" by Ros Serey Sothea and "Have You No Mercy" by Drakkar).
PRICE: $22.00
CAT #: EPR 031LP
SKOTT, JAKOB All The Colours Of The Dust LP
LP version. Causa Sui drummer Jakob Skøtt is back with the third installment in his "drums versus synthesizers" explorations. Fully indulging in this strange form of layered solo jams, these tracks are alive in a very real sense -- there's an organic vibe present in which monophonic synthesizers and polyphonic rhythms merge in a way you've never heard before. Any reference to other music and genres gets warped and turned on its head, quicker than you can catch onto it, as everything is weaved together in a fuzzed-out massive blanket of sound. Yet despite the roar and volume, there's a repetitive and meditative quality to these tracks -- not unlike that of free jazz, or, say, the hypnotic beat-driven music Miles created when he got into Stockhausen in the 1970s. There's even an earthy vibe ringing through the heavily modulated synths -- at times sounding more like soaring guitars or saxophones, or perhaps some unearthly rhythm-device that amalgamates rhythm and melody into one substance. This album is a result of a multicolored vision that has soaked up a wide range of styles and merged them into something fresh and radiant, and, frankly, quite groovy. Jakob Skøtt is the drummer in revered Danish experimental psych act Causa Sui and has previously collaborated with artists from Tortoise and Sunburned Hand of the Man. In a number of different outfits he has also released on such esteemed labels as Morr Music, Ghostly International, and Darla Records. Skøtt has also done exclusive live visuals and artwork for Amon Düül II, Earthless, Manual, cult actress Asia Argento, the Roadburn Festival, and El Paraiso Records.
FD 7517CD
PRICE: $13.00
CAT #: FD 7517CD
DEVAUGHN, WILLIAM Be Thankful For What You Got...Plus CD
"William DeVaughn's Be Thankful For What You Got is one of the undisputed, all-time masterpieces of 1970s soul. A massive hit selling nearly two million singles and peaking at number 1 on the R&B and top-5 on the Pop Chart in the spring of 1974. The album of the same name had a righteous, modern soul-vibe and yielded a second R&B Top Ten 'Blood Is Thicker Than Water' and several radio-aired LP tracks: 'Give the Little Man a Great Big Hand' (the third single), 'We Are His Children,' 'Sing a Love Song,' and 'You Can Do It.' This special, expanded edition CD features three bonus, alternate mixes of the classic title track."
FD 7518CD
PRICE: $13.00
CAT #: FD 7518CD
TRAMMPS, THE The Legendary Zing! Album...Plus CD
"The Legendary Zing! Album was the 1975 debut long-player from Philadelphia-based disco/soul outfit, The Trammps. The group featured the gospel-influenced lead singer Jimmy Ellis, legendary drummer (and bass singer) Earl Young, who along with his MFSB cohorts, Ronnie Baker and Norman Harris, handled the songwriting and production. The album was mixed by Tom Moulton and spawned 3 National R&B hits a remake of the standard 'Zing! Went The Strings of My Heart' plus 'Pray All Ye Sinners' and 'Hold Back The Night'. The special edition CD includes two bonus tracks, extended mixes of 'Zing?' and 'Hold Back The Night'. An all-time Philly soul/disco classic."
PRICE: $25.00
CAT #: FKR 040LP
LISKA, ZDENEK Mala Morska Vila LP
2011 release. The original orchestral/electronic score from Karel Kachyna's 1976 Czech film adaptation of Hans C. Anderson's The Little Mermaid, composed by Zdenek Liska (The Cremator/Fruits of Paradise) featuring Lenka Korinkova. Liska's legacy in the history of European cinema is huge in volume but relatively modest in its celebrity. Having already composed nine scores for Kachyna's films to add to his 1976 filmography of 150 completed soundtracks, Mala Morska Vila is one of the most idiosyncratic and haunting undiscovered scores in the annals of European cinematic history. Much like the previous Finders Keepers firsts (Valerie and Her Week of Wonders and Daisies), this soundtrack is available for the first time ever. Beautifully remastered from the original mastertapes with the full cooperation of the seminal Barrandov studios in Prague. Featuring extensive liner notes on the film, score and Czech film industry from Andy Votel.
PRICE: $25.00
CAT #: FKR 045LP
2011 reissue. Originally released in 1970 by EMI Pakistan. Sohail Rana, versatile maestro of film and pop composition, and leading force in pioneering the cultural landscape of modern Pakistan. His longplay masterpiece, Khyber Mail is stocked with groovy eastern moods, electric organ, sitar soul and surf guitar. --Alan Bishop (Sublime Frequencies/Sun City Girls)Khyber Mail is a concept album designed to invoke images and sounds of a high speed Pakistani freight train travelling from Karachi to Peshawar. It's dominated by Sohail's whining and addictive electric keyboard and a motoric rhythm section of beaty percussion and sitars introducing a form of radical patchwork pop and mechanical music to a warm receptive audience. By combining the folk music of the Sindh and the Punjab with maverick sounds, signatures and rhythms, Khyber Mail marks a landmark shift in the Pakistani pop industry, kick-starting a lengthy career for one of its best-loved musical patrons while setting a challenging new standard for the "plugged-in" Lollywood pop scene that would explode at the turn of the decade.
PRICE: $25.00
CAT #: FKR 046LP
FUSIOON Absolute Fusioon LP
2016 repress, originally released in 2011. The follow-up to Absolute Belter (BMS 023CD), Absolute Fusioon draws together the best tracks from Fusioon's short but vital discography. Drawing comparisons to the likes of Black Sabbath, Soft Machine, and Egg, this is an essential release for any discerning collector of rock. From the foundations of the Catalonian rock laietà movement. An uber-legendary exponent of Ibiza's 1970 psychedelic club scene. An essential for fans of freak-funk and symphonic jazz-rock with no Egg-ception. Imagine a Spanish mutation somewhere between Goblin and the Stark Reality. Featuring tracks from the cosmic studio of Jose Llobell (Enterprise/Oliver's Planet).
PRICE: $25.00
CAT #: FKR 047LP
2016 repress; originally released in 2011. Googoosh collects some of the rarest records from the East's best-kept secret songbird, Googoosh, including forgotten B-sides and mythical LP tracks. Despite her reputation as one of the most legendary Iranian pop stars, Faegheh Atashin aka Googoosh is also the performer of some of the rarest heart-melting pop music in the world, originally pressed on the diminishing vinyl format. Her 1970s songs and performances were banned after the Iranian Revolution of 1979, resulting in her records being forbidden, hidden, and destroyed. Some of Googoosh's most famous songs have since become anthemic among global Iranian communities, but in a darker contrast, dozens of 45 B-sides and album tracks remain only as distant and nonexistent memories in the minds of the most devout fans and fastidious vinyl librarians. Googoosh focuses on a handful of these lesser-spotted tracks -- the ones that didn't get away. Googoosh's voice conveys an urgency and yearning that is arguably unrivalled under the often-disposable femme-pop umbrella. Mid-tempo pulsating pop paeans awash with expertly orchestrated strings (akin to those of some of the most intense European film composers) provide the backdrop for songs of unrequited love and poetic premonitions of impeding cultural heartbreak. Other tracks combine unlikely jazz, bossa, and early disco influences, which inadvertently incited political paranoia from the era's brooding anti-pop regime. Boasting deep roots in the history of Persian poetic verse and indelible Arabic songcraft, these lost tracks from the artist known among Farsi-speaking fans as "Iran's Daughter" have most certainly earned a place in the hearts of all outernational music lovers.
PRICE: $25.00
CAT #: FKR 051LP
CHITHRA, K.S. K.S Chithra LP
2012 release. The electrification of K.S. Chithra and Kollywood pop! Known by adoring fans and devotees, throughout South India, as Chinna Kuyil (trans. "Little Nightingale") on account of her expansive vocal range and crystalline, sweet voice, the uplifting and surprising sound of K.S. Chithra is, for many, best exemplified by the early plugged-in-pop she made in the 1980s with the man/machine who first introduced her to the Tamil film industry, Maestro Ilaiyaraaja. There are few records you will hear that combine the sounds of a child's choir, a DX7 bass line, three types of drum machines, a mariachi trumpet cry, a re-sampled 40-piece orchestra and an electronic bass line that takes the Moog Taurus by the horns and rides into the Indian summer. There is probably less chance of hearing a vocal performance so confusingly dazzling that it instantly detracts from the previously aforementioned wish-list combination of bizarre instruments, but for those intrepid enough to dig a little deeper and take a detour due East, pick-axing right where Lollywood meets Bollywood -- then prepare to be rewarded with a double, triple and quadruple whammy! This compilation focuses on a small and select handful of Chithra and Ilaiyaraaja's developing collaborations from the formative years of their relationship between -- 1986 and 1991 -- a vibrant time where analog recording techniques and digital technology first overlapped and Chithra, as a developing vocalist, adapted to the sounds and arrangements of a classic maverick composer pushing the boundaries.
PRICE: $25.00
CAT #: FKR 059LP
DON & STEVIE Don & Stevie LP
2013 release. Lost love songs and self-pressed pop acetates made in the late '60s by the previously unheard California folk duo Don & Stevie Gere. These recordings of unreleased and unknown American acidic folk and acoustic pop sat untouched and unplayed in a box of unmarked studio tapes at their family home in Los Angeles for over 40 years. As original pop songs and guitar-based arrangements from Don Gere, the man who made the stoner psych soundtrack for cult movie Werewolves On Wheels, these rescued one-off pressings were sung in harmony with his teenage sweetheart and lifelong partner, Stevie Howard, recorded at LA based walk-in studio sessions. Sprouting a missing branch in the family tree of L.A.-based artists like Curt Boetcher and Doug Rhodes (The Millennium), Waddy Wachtel (Buckingham Nicks) David Gates (Bread) and members of The Steve Miller Band, this CD includes original versions of tracks written for or featuring all of the above, as well as destroyed and unreleased film music. What might have been considered a "lost" treasure until now has remained previously unshared outside of the duo's own private relationship, and presents fans of obscure folk and privately produced pop with a unique collection that defies collectability and paints a fuller picture of a lesser-spotted enigma in uninhabited unison with his closest musical confidant.
PRICE: $25.00
CAT #: FKR 060A-LP
FISER, LUBOS Morgiana 10"
2013 release. Galvanizing its ongoing commitment to the lost music of the Czech New Wave cinema movement from the late 1960s and 1970s, Finders Keepers presents the score for Czech New Wave cinema film Morgiana.Lubos Fiser's score visits darker hallucinogenic corners for this tale of two sisters seen through the perspective of giallo- esque "cat's eye" camera work revealing poison-induced hysteria fuelled by sibling rivalry and desperately twisted jealousy. Adopting his mysteriously macabre musical persona, the versatile Fiser interweaves chimes, harps and harpsichord with echoing flutes, lutes and piano, applying his signature orchestral tension and experimental percussion traits in the form of treated pianos, vibra-slaps, tape samples of striking matches and spring reverbs to this oblique heady selection. From a country and era when isolated soundtrack music remained commercially-unreleased, these two scores have been rescued and remastered, featuring extensive liner notes by Andy Votel and Dan Bird.
PRICE: $26.50
CAT #: FKR 082LP
CIANI, SUZANNE Buchla Concerts 1975 LP
The lost synth manifesto that could have changed the course of electronic music history by the first lady of modular synth history, Suzanne Ciani. Buchla Concerts 1975 is an archival project that not only redefines musical history but boasts genuine claim to such overused buzzwords as pioneering, maverick, experimental, groundbreaking, and esoteric, while questioning social politics and the evolution of music technology as we've come to understand it. To describe this record as a game-changer is an understatement. This record represents a musical revolution, a scientific benchmark, and a trophy in the cabinet of counterculture creativity. This record is a triumphant yardstick in the synthesizer space race and the untold story of the first woman on the proverbial moon. While pondering the early accolades of this record it's daunting to learn that this record was in fact not a record at all . . . it was a manifesto and a gateway to a new world that somehow never quite opened. In 1975, Suzanne Ciani was a 29-year-old employee of the Buchla modular synthesizer company, San Francisco's neck-and-neck contender with New York's Moog. If the unfamiliar, modernistic, melodic pulses, tones, and harmonics found on this 1975 live presentation/grant application/educational demonstration had been placed in a phonographic context, they would have provided nothing short of an entirely different, feminine take on the experimental records of Morton Subotnick and proved to a small, judgmental audience and jury the true versatility of one of the most radical and idiosyncratic musical instruments of the 20th century. In denouncing her own precocious, polymathematic past in a bid to persuade the world to sing from a new hymn sheet, Suzanne Ciani created a byproduct of never-before-heard music that would render the pigeonholes "ambient" and "futuristic" utterly inadequate. These recordings have not been heard since then. Needless to say, this record, finally commanding the archival format of choice, was not the last "first" that this hugely important composer would gift to society and the future, in a wide range of exciting, evolving creative disciplines in the worlds of synth design, advertising, and film composition. You have found a holy grail of electronic music and a female musical pioneer who was too proactive to take the trophies. You can't write history when you are too busy making it. With fresh ink in the bottomless well, let's start at the beginning. Again. You are invited.
PRICE: $15.50
VANNIER, JEAN-CLAUDE L'Enfant Assassin des Mouches Alternate Takes 7"
RSD 2016 release. Authentic 1970s promo artwork. Limited edition of 2000. Amazing master tape discovery of a misplaced 1973 Jean-Claude Vannier single, including previously unheard instrumentation and alternative arrangements and mix board levels from the first days of the L'Enfant Assasin des Mouches sessions (BMS 001CD, 1972), which occurred a few months after the release of Vannier's seminal work on Histoire de Melody Nelson (1971). These pieces were recorded as a proposed major label single, indicating that they were the first (and most exciting) tracks to emerge from the flamboyant, visionary sessions. This is the first in a series of vintage Vannier projects extracted from a vault of previously lost materials.
FB 1006LP
PRICE: $36.50
CAT #: FB 1006LP
VA Songs the Bonzo Dog Band Taught Us: A Pre History of the Bonzos 2LP
RSD 2016 release. 180-gram vinyl. Hand-numbered limited edition of 500. Irreverent and anarchic, the Bonzo Dog Band were one of Britain's best-loved 1960s groups. But their eccentric brand of musical humor was not without precedent; they drew much inspiration from so-called "novelty foxtrot" records of the 1930s, which they lovingly learned from 78rpm discs. This compilation presents the original recordings of all such songs that they recorded and performed live. Painstakingly remastered, it comes with detailed notes, rare images, and an introduction from the great "Legs" Larry Smith, core Bonzo Dog Band member. Includes tracks by Leslie Sarony, The BBC Dance Orchestra, The Savoy Havana Band, Jack Hylton & His Orchestra, Percival Mackey & His Band, The Rhythmic Troubadours, Hal Swain & His Band, Albert Whelan, Jack Hylton's Jazz Band, Whispering Jack Smith, Noël Coward, Bebe Daniels & Ben Lyon, Jack Payne & His Dance Orchestra, Jay Wilbur & His Band, Billy Cotton & His Band, The Continental Five, Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers, Ray Starita & His Ambassadors, Jay Whidden & His Band, Roy Leslie, Jack Hodges the Raspberry King, and Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians.
PRICE: $29.00
CAT #: FUR 018LP
Repressed; Double LP version. Few artists have crafted a catalog as rich and deep as Donato Dozzy has done in minimal techno's more atmospheric realm. The Italian producer -- who also performs in the excellent Voices From The Lake duo with Neel -- has become revered for his unerring ability to create tracks that are at once ethereal and oceanic, inducing both a sense of tranquility and urgency. His debut album, K, which Further Records originally issued in 2010, stands as a towering example of Dozzy's skill for electronic music that triggers profound feelings with only a few scrupulously-selected elements. K's seven tracks offer a masterly seminar in subtly altering the grid-like beat programming that dominates techno. Dozzy puts odd emphases on certain beats and adds percussive eccentricities and effects to others. Which means that this isn't a collection of bangers geared for hands-in-the-air, goofball moves. Instead, Dozzy's working on a much more refined level, one where tricky, intricate drum patterns trump simple booming kicks -- although "K3"'s staunch, methodically funky kick and hi-hat pattern and "K5"'s swift and elegantly propulsive beats could heat up a club. The greatest pleasures of K occur in the way Dozzy's eerie, aquatic drones swirl around his well-wrought rhythms, submerging everything in a restorative, algae-tinged film. At their best, these pieces convey a Chain Reaction-like rigor and a cinematic quality (of the Jacques Cousteau variety) utterly devoid of cliché. This reissue of K reminds us that it remains a crucial component of Donato Dozzy's catalog, the first major statement in a career that's becoming a manifesto of understated, underground-techno brilliance.
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PRICE: $24.00
CAT #: GET 51304LP
CLIPSE Hell Hath No Fury LP
2016 repress. "In the 4 years after The Clipse dropped their sophomore classic Lord Willin' the duo was able to build a legacy that had fans hungry for new material. After the smoke cleared and they hit the studio the Virginia brothers recorded the confidently mature sophomore effort, Hell Hath No Fury. Best known for their unconventional radio smash 'Grindin',' Clipse are no strangers to taking risks with the boundary-pushing Neptunes, who return as trusted co-pilots for Hell Hath No Fury. As always the duo is right at home over The Neptunes crafted beats which perfectly embrace Pusha's inventive drug-game metaphors and Malice's soul-baring confessionals. Get On Down now proudly issues this Neptunes produced favorite on LP for the first timel."
GET 51306LP
PRICE: $26.00
CAT #: GET 51306LP
BIG PUN Capital Punishment 2LP
2016 repress. "Big Pun remains on the best rappers ever list to this day. Reasons for this weigh largely on his debut Capital Punishment. His commanding voice and rapid fire delivery make it clear there will never be another Big Pun. Pun was New York. His confidence on the mic made him stand out among his contemporaries. Similarly, the production -- by a cast of many -- remains ever so New York loyal. The close cousins 'I'm Not a Player' and 'Still Not a Player,' may have been the hits off this album but it is packed with so many more that show Pun's true abilities. 'Beware' and 'Dream Shatterer' are great examples of Big Pun at his best, dark cinematic production with just enough room to let him breathe fire. On 'Twinz (Deep Cover)' Big Pun is trading bars with his mentor Fat Joe over a remake of Dr. Dre's classic beat. Here Pun delivers one of his most quoted verses that contains among others 'Dead in the middle of Little Italy little did we know that we riddled some middlemen who didn't do diddly.' There are numerous guest appearances, the best of which include afore mentioned Fat Joe (on several tracks), the Roots' Black Thought on the MC showcase 'Super Lyrical,' Prodigy and Inspectah Deck on 'Tres Leches (Triboro Trilogy),' and an extra-insane Busta Rhymes on 'Parental Discretion.'"
GET 51311LP
PRICE: $26.00
CAT #: GET 51311LP
DEAD PREZ Lets Get Free 2LP
2016 repress. "dead prez may have been slightly ahead of their time during their golden years, but that is definitely meant as a compliment. Sermonizing Black Nationalism, Pan-Africanism and the benefits of a healthy and just lifestyle during the height of the Bad Boy / Roc-AFella era of nihilistic excess in the late '90s, they also signed to a major label (Loud / Columbia) despite leaning much more towards the burgeoning indie aesthetics of the day. But this was a good thing -- using major label muscle to wake up righteous hip-hop fans who might have fallen asleep at the wheel. The group itself -- consisting of MCs and M-1, who produced or co-produced most of the duo's music -- was formed in Tallahassee, Florida in the early 1990s (M-1 originally hailed from Brooklyn). By later that decade, the duo had started making significant waves, having their music heard on the soundtracks to Soul In The Hole and Slam, as well as appearing on albums by Big Pun and The Beatnuts. By 1998, they released their first official single, the serious, stark 'Police State,' on Loud, appropriately brought to the label by Lord Jamar of Brand Nubian. After building a solid rep over the next two years with fiery live performances, in 2000 they unleashed their debut album, Let's Get Free. The album was a welcome return to provocative and often radically political rhetoric that hearkened back to hip-hop forebears including The Coup, Public Enemy and KRS-One (as well as poetic descendants like the Last Poets and Watts Prophets). Let's Get Free was critically acclaimed and benefited from multiple singles, including the infectious, thick analog drive of 'Hip-Hop' (which became the de facto theme song for 'Chappelle's Show'); 'It's Bigger Than Hip-Hop,' with a remix co-produced by a young Kanye West; 'Mind Sex' (with Abiodun Oyewole of the Last Poets); and the poignant 'I'm An African.' But the singles weren't the only worthy songs, as just about every cut here has deeper meaning than most full albums by their early 2000s peers. Highlights: the thought-provoking, anti-drug album opener 'Wolves'; 'We Want Freedom' (co-produced by frequent collaborator Hedrush); 'They Schools' and 'Propaganda' (co-produced by Lord Jamar, one of five songs he assisted on). All in all, this is one of the more underrated and possibly Top 5 fully-realized political hip-hop albums of all time. If you don't agree with the previous sentence, give Let's Get Free another listen... you might be surprised at how well it has held up over the years."
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BROWN REVUE, THE JAMES Live At The Apollo 1972 2LP
RSD 2016 release. "For the ten years leading up to 1972, the James Brown Revue was an outright superfunk freight train, speeding around the world and crushing all competition. This dominance stretched beyond the charts, too -- the group was even more dynamic and exciting on stage, a fact that kept them sleepless and on the move, as audiences demanded more. From 1963 to 1971, James Brown had released not one but three albums recorded live at Harlem's famed Apollo Theater. The first volume of the series is still rightfully revered today as one of the greatest live albums of all time. But Volumes II (1968) and III (1971 -- aka Revolution Of The Mind) were no slackers either, showing James and his incredible band (with talent including 'Pee Wee' Ellis, Fred Wesley, John 'Jabo' Starks, Clyde Stubblefield, Maceo Parker, Lyn Collins, Bobby Byrd and many more) at the peak of their respective powers each time, playing a litany of JB hits. Because of this, it will always be a mystery as to why Volume IV, which was recorded at the Apollo on September 14, 1972, was shelved. This is in no small part because the performers and songs heard here are some of the Godfather of Soul's (and the JBs') strongest. But shelved it was, full of fire but languishing for decades in the Polydor vaults. Thankfully we can now put that all behind us, with the first-time-ever-on-vinyl release of this incredible concert, from more than four decades ago. One look at the tracklist will make you salivate: from instrumental JBs classics like 'Pass the Peas,' 'Gimme Some More' and 'Hot Pants Road' to James' own 1972 smash vocal 'There It Is,' the assembled group of musical geniuses -- including trombonist and bandleader Fred Wesley; saxophonist St. Clair Pinckney; guitarists Hearlon 'Cheese' Martin and Jimmy 'Chank' Nolan; bassist Fred Thomas; and Brown himself on organ -- smash through James' New New Super Heavy Funk with ridiculous power, control and panache. Included here, beyond the music, are in-between song introductions and banter, which bring you right into the front row. This live album stands apart because it was conceptualized to showcase James Brown's favorite players -- The JBs -- and vocalists, Bobby Byrd and Lyn Collins, who had their own R & B smashes on the People label. And these supreme talents get plenty of space to shine here: Collins' 'Do Your Thing' and 'Think (About It)' and Byrd's 'Keep On Doin' (What You're Doin'),' alongside 'I Know You Got Soul' simply levitate the bandstand. This future classic is a clear reminder that James Brown was as much of a talent scout as he was a more-than-legendary performer. And while other Live At The Apollo releases focused on his own incredible music, here he gives the stage to the musicians that brought his work to life and kept his legend going for decades. Future generations won't have to wonder why this music was held back for so long, because they will always have this album -- and once you hear the first notes, you won't worry any more either. You will sit back, let some of the greatest musicians of all time blow your mind, and smile for several days straight. So put the needle on the record and let it begin."
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PRICE: $15.00
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CLASS ACTION Weekend 12"
"This post-disco song is the undisputed dance anthem when it comes to weekend celebrations. Originally written by James Calloway and Leroy Burgess for Patrick Adams' Phreek only to re-surface five years later as Class Action, the updated version became a classic on the radio and in every club in the Big Apple and beyond. Produced by Bob & Lola Blank this Sleeping Bag Records classic has had more lives than a cat. Heavily sampled in house music and hip hop, there is no doubt there's always a party to be had. When it comes to the production side of things, 'Weekend' had some heavy weight producers beind the mixing board. Mixed by John Morales & Sergio Munzibai (aka M&M) and remixed by Larry Levan at the pinacle of his career, it's easy to see how this became and instant classic. The M & M mix retains more of the spirit and structure of disco focusing on the rhythms and allowing the mix to bring out the incredible vocals of Christine Wiltshire for what became an anthem of female empowerment on the dancefloor. On the B-Side, Larry gives what became the trademark sound of the Paradise Garage with deep dubbed out remixes consisting of tape loops, vocal Echoes and delays and a big emphasis on the EQ of the Drums. To complete the total package, the 12-inch comes with a Dub version and an acapella for all the DJs."
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PRICE: $15.00
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DINOSAUR L Go Bang! 12"
"Released on Dinosaur L's 1981 album 24-24 Music, 'Go Bang!' quickly became a favorite at David Mancuso's Loft and Larry Levan's Paradise Garage. However the original mix on the LP did not fare as well with other disc jockeys, who found it too complex for the dance floor. As the album sales began to slow down, Will Socolov and Arthur Russell enlisted François Kevorkian to remix the track for the 12-inch release. Dissatisfied with the initial mix, on the grounds that 'The multitrack was an absolute, utter, and total mess,' Kevorkian completed the mix on borrowed time at Right Track Studios, turning in what would become one of the most celebrated remixes of the era. Connecting the dots in Arthur Russell's wild web of sounds, and freeform experimentation, the result of Francois K.'s mix is a dubbed out version that organized the ideas for an ultimate dancing experience. One can only imagine what this would have sound on a Richard Long system. And then there was the unreleased mix by Walter Gibbons. Remembered for 'being obsessed with the nuances of musical texture and notes that Russell was the only other person who liked to analyse sound in such microscopic detail.' Gibbons remixed 'Go Bang! during scrambled together hours at Blank Tapes and, although the taut, stretched out result lacked the dramatic dynamism of Kevorkian's tighter earlier remix, his epic version retained the freestyle spirit of the original sessions."
GR 025LP
PRICE: $27.50
CAT #: GR 025LP
CACHAO Cachao's Gonna Make You Dance! 2LP
RSD 2016 release. Two 140-gram LPs in 350-gram cardboard sleeve. Limited edition of 500. A compilation of restored, remastered tracks, many previously unavailable on vinyl for many years, by Cuban double bassist and composer Israel López Valdés, better known as Cachao. Format and selection designed for DJs, collectors, and the general public. "Though some of the maestro's recordings are more for the head and the heart, plenty are for partying. This collection hand-picks the best numbers for dancing and going wild, selected from his late 50s Havana sessions for Panart, plus recordings made as a sideman for Bebo Valdés, Chico O'Farrill, Generoso 'Tojo' Jiménez, Pedro 'Peruchín' Justíz, and the early 60s New York sides done with the Joe Cain Orchestra. Joining Cachao on the Havana sessions were the likes of Tata Güines, Richard Egües, Alejandro 'El Negro' Vivar, Armando 'Chocolate' Armenteros, Los Papines, and Orestes 'Macho' López. In New York under the direction of Joe Cain, Cachao played alongside jazz luminaries like Jerome Richardson, Clark Terry, Jimmy Nottingham, Frank Anderson and Herbie Lovelle, as well as José 'Buyú' Mangual, Antonio 'Chocolate' Díaz Mena, and Marcelino Valdés, forging a soul-jazz meets Cuban sound that would become more prevalent a few years later and be called Latin Boogaloo. Full of tropical flavors, funky beats, and compelling instrumental solos, the unique and exciting thing about Cachao's descargas is that they allow the music to breathe without the distraction of vocals for the most part. This is diverse music played by the pros for their own pleasure. Some popular romantic Latin dance music is merely a pre-fabricated bed for the singer and chorus, where the lyrics take precedence over the lyricism of the music. Not so in these miniature gems of improvisation recorded just before and after the Cuban Revolution in what seems like a bygone era. What makes these recordings unique is they were made by a group of friends after hours, when Cachao was done with his day job at the Havana Philharmonic Orchestra and the nightly hotel and club engagements with Arcaño y sus Maravillas and others. So the stiffness and formality, the professionalism and commercial concerns are jettisoned in favor of a more playful and personal approach, making these jams as fresh today as they were more than a half-century ago. Grab your mojito and get ready . . . Cachao's gonna make you dance!" --Pablo "Bongohead" Yglesias
PRICE: $27.50
VA The Ladies of Too Slow to Disco 2LP
Double LP version. 180-gram vinyl. Gatefold sleeve. Includes download code. With The Ladies of Too Slow to Disco, the How Do You Are? label takes a look at the women who kick-started the female pop revolution in the '70s -- not only covering the big names like Carole King, Carly Simon, or Rickie Lee Jones, but also unearthing lots of overlooked and lost gems of the 1970s LA music scene. As with the two previous Too Slow to Disco compilations, the goal is to reinstate a few unjustly overlooked talents. But above all this is about the music; that vaulting ambition that pours out of these arrangements, lyrics, and melodies, all played by the finest musicians the LA scene could muster. So take a trip and round out your picture of a decade. The style is still Too Slow to Disco. But the inspiration and the achievement is all woman. These much-loved compilations are the brainchild of Berlin cratedigger DJ Supermarkt, the musical luminary who brought J-pop to discerning Western ears back in the late 1990s with his Bungalow Records label and who has been a champion for the reappraisal of smooth music for decades. The first two volumes of Too Slow to Disco were both rightly acclaimed as Best Compilation of the Year by Rough Trade, and this installment brings together another kick-ass roster of lost pop gems. Includes 16-page booklet with liner notes. Includes tracks by Evie Sands, Rickie Lee Jones, Laura Allan, Melissa Manchester, Franne Golde, Valerie Carter, Teri DeSario, Carole Bayer Sager, Carly Simon, Jaye P. Morgan, Lauren Wood, Renée Geyer, Maria Muldaur, Brenda Russell, Leah Kunkel, Amy Holland, Carole King, Doris Abrahams, and Lyn Christopher.
PRICE: $25.50
VA Biologia Marina LP
Marine[m?·r?n] adjective Relating to or living in the sea.First reissue of Biologia Marina, the first of Intervallo's seven reissues of the amazing nature-themed series of library LPs released in the first half of the '70s by Cardium, Chic, Nereide, Musical, Rhombus, Spring, and Weekend labels. These are seven albums that have never been reissued until now -- real collectors' items that have acquired a minor cult status in the decades since they first appeared. Biologia Marina (originally released in 1973 on Rhombus) features 12 tracks inspired by marine life, with a sound suspended between electronic music, avant-garde touches, and underwater melodies. Tracks such as "Correnti Sottomarine," "Acque Tranquille," "Subsuspense," "Acquario," or "Bollicine," recorded well before certain ambient music experimentations, are among the most fascinating one can find in this library -- one of the best Italian ones of its era. The album features renowned composer Alessandro Alessandroni (also credited under his Braen alias), as well as the outstanding contributions of two others -- Rome-born Amedeo Tommasi (also under his Atmo alias), highly regarded author of some excellent libraries; and Franco Tamponi, violinist, composer, and conductor always crossing the line between classical music and marvelous soundtracks (such as the one for Mondo sexy di notte (1962)).This is science -- auditory science -- at its best. . . .
PRICE: $25.50
VA Ittiologia LP
Ichthyology [ich·thy·ol·o·gy] noun The branch of zoology that studies fishes: their physiology, history, economic importance, etc.First reissue of Ittiologia, the second of Intervallo's seven reissues of the amazing nature-themed series of library LPs released in the first half of the '70s by Cardium, Chic, Nereide, Musical, Rhombus, Spring, and Weekend labels. These are seven albums that have never been reissued until now -- real collectors' items that have acquired a minor cult status in the decades since they first appeared. Ittiologia, released in 1973 on Cardium, features music by composers Alessandro Alessandroni, Amedeo Tommasi (both under his given name and his Atmo alias), and Franco Tamponi, and is a rare and delicate experiment in the art of balancing experimental music and classic Italian library music of the '70s. The underwater and liquid atmosphere of each track was conceived to bring to call to mind "romantic algae," "threats on the sea bottom," "deep water," and "abyssal mountains" (to paraphrase translations of some of the track titles on this small masterpiece -- "Alghe Romantiche," "Minaccia sul Fondo," "Acque Profonde," and "Fascia Abissale"). Some compositions appear in two alternate versions (with small variations, different orchestrations, and additions), showing that the three musicians were always looking for new ways to express themselves; each track was a work in progress, part of never-ending research. With its perfect equilibrium between experimental and classical atmospheres, Ittilogia is a complex portrait of a fragile and always changing ecosystem.
PRICE: $20.00
CLARKE, JOHNNY Natty Roots Sessions LP
RSD 2016 release -- late addition. Johnny Clarke is one of the great vocalists who ruled the Jamaican dancehall scene from the mid-'70s to early '80s. While Bob Marley was out conquering the world, Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, and Johnny Clarke were winning the hearts of the Jamaican people. Clarke's use of the "flying cymbals" sound took the island by storm and produced a run of hit singles few could match. Johnny Clarke (b. 1955 in Jamaica) cut his first record, "God Made the Sea and the Sun," in 1972, after winning a local singing contest in the Bull Bay area of Jamaica. Although the single was not a hit, it led to two follow-up tracks for producer Rupie Edwards -- "Everyday Wondering" and "Julie" -- which fared much better, on the island and overseas in England and Canada. These tracks also brought him to the attention of Bunny Lee. The two began a working relationship that would go on to produce a prolific catalog of music. Jamaican Recordings has compiled some of Johnny Clarke's killer tracks cut with the great Bunny Lee, and presents them alongside their dub cuts, which were worked over at King Tubby's studio. "Roots Natty Roots Natty Congo," "King Of The Arena," "Move Out Of Babylon," and "None Shall Escape The Judgement" all ruled the sound systems when they first appeared in the 1970s. So sit back and enjoy the Roots Natty Sessions, where vocal meets version.
PRICE: $14.50
FOAT GROUP, THE GREG Cityscapes/Landscapes CD
RSD 2016 release. All tracks previously unreleased. The Greg Foat Group follows its string of albums for Jazzman, from Dark Is the Sun (JMAN 041CD/LP, 2011) to The Dancers at the Edge of Time (JMAN 083CD, 2015), with Cityscapes/Landscapes. These pieces, which Greg Foat composed around 2002 (at the age of 23) when he was living in Stockholm, Sweden (Cityscapes), and the Isle of Wight, England (Landscapes), represent a musical journey from urban to rural environments, and manage to sound vitally contemporary. On Cityscapes opener "Ingen Reklam (Tack)," electric piano, bass, and drums lay down an insistent groove that's joined by a scintillating brass section à la Elton Dean-era Soft Machine, with a coruscating guitar solo from Andreas Hedström. "Pluribus" is essential funk but with added oomph and a tricky time signature. Trevor Walker, who plays trumpet and flugelhorn, has been an essential, constant presence alongside Foat since the inception of the group; he's the first to solo, eloquently, on this grooving number. "View from the Hill" is a serene piano solo, affording a very brief, quiet interlude. "Solaris (Parts 1&2)" features a gorgeous, memorable melody, and, once again, Walker solos first, before Foat follows on piano; the piece concludes by returning to the head arrangement and a fadeout ending. Cityscapes opener "Dawn" begins with a lone arco bass, wave-like piano, a hovering seagull cry from a flute, and occasional splashing cymbals. The flute on "Paper Kites" is reminiscent of the doyen of that instrument, the late, great Harold McNair. "Landscapes" begins as a slow, pastoral track with the melody gently evinced by Walker. Halfway through the number the tempo and volume pick up, transforming the piece into a real toe-tapper, with more deft soloing from trumpet and flute, all underpinned by solid piano, bass, and drums. The final number, "Dusk," is something of a brief reprise of the opener, with an underlying arco bass and mellifluous piano closing this perfectly balanced set. Includes four-page color booklet.
PRICE: $14.00
CAT #: LDN 061EP
"Gated" began life as a lush, percussive instrumental that sat between gqom, UK funky's offbeat percussion, house's padded textures, and reggae's low-slung subs. It became a pivotal record at Keysound Sessions, scattering light into dark corners. Then three vocalists from three different countries made their twists on it: yard-style UK garage vocalist Specialist Moss, South Africa's Ruffest, known for their work on LV's 2012 Sebenza, album and Jamaica's Shokryme, an affiliate of dancehall's Aidonia and the Equiknoxx crew. The EP was "hot mixed" live on an outboard desk in east London by OKZharp and Samrai; each mix a one take moment laid down.
PRICE: $15.00
CAT #: LM 645DVD
ZAPPA, FRANK Trouble Every Day: Legendary Broadcasts DVD
"Filmed in the 70s. Frank Zappa is one of the most interesting artists in the last 50 years. Famous for his groundbreaking work both with The Mothers of Invention and later in his career as a composer of incredible breadth and imagination working in the genres of rock and classical composition. This DVD contains rare interviews, stories and live clips." Region 0 format.
PRICE: $25.50
RED SQUARE Rare and Lost 70s Recordings LP
LP version. Ultra-rare recordings by '70s UK avant-rockers Red Square, the missing link between original free-noise practitioners like AMM, Nihilist Spasm Band, and Peter Brotzmann and post-no wavers à la The Blue Humans, Borbetomagus, Fushitsusha, and The Dead C. Named after the early Soviet Constructivists, Red Square is a pioneering free-improvising, avant-rock band. They bridged the worlds of psychedelic rock, noise, and avant-jazz, and many of the techniques and approaches to music that they helped to pioneer have become common practice today. Predating Sonic Youth by seven years, Last Exit by a decade, and Mats Gustafsson's The Thing by 25, their railing aural assaults were once considered too extreme for commercial release. Formed in Southend-On-Sea in 1974 by guitar player Ian Staples (fresh from gigging at the Middle Earth club with Ginger Johnson's African Drummers and sharing stages with Pink Floyd and Marc Bolan among others), bass clarinet/sax player Jon Seagroatt, and free-jazz drummer Roger Telford, their unusual sound was an amalgam of jazz, improv, and avant-rock, fueled by the loud electric guitar of Ian Staples, whose style has been described as a "revolutionary blend of Hendrix and Beefheart, with the sonic palettes of Derek Bailey and Stockhausen." Staples's atonal guitar riffs referenced metal without ever becoming metal. Red Square shared stages with Henry Cow, Lol Coxhill, David Toop, and National Health, and they were also involved with Music For Socialism. But their extreme sound and attitude were too much for both audience and record companies. The band imploded in 1978 with only two ultra-rare private cassette releases as their only legacy. In 2008, they reformed again and they're still playing and recording as of 2016. Rare and Lost 70s Recordings includes a complete never-before-heard heavy studio session from 1978 plus a thunderous live set opening for fellow "rock in opposition" mavens Henry Cow, recorded in perfect sound quality in 1976. Remastered by original member Jon Seagroatt (who is playing/touring with '70s pagan-folk gods Comus and Current 93 at the time of this release). Includes insert with liner notes and photos. Released in collaboration with Steve Krakow of Chicago's Galactic Zoo magazine and Galactic Archive imprint.
PRICE: $95.00
CAT #: MRP 060LP
VA Root Hog or Die: 100 Songs, 100 Years - An Alan Lomax Centennial Tribute 6LP BOX
"In celebration of Alan Lomax's 100th birthday, Mississippi Records is proud to present a 6 LP box set featuring 100 of his finest field recordings. Previously unreleased tracks by Bob Dylan, Bascom Lamar Lunsford, Southern Drum and Fife Corps, Bill Broonzy, Rosa Lee Hill, Dennis McGee, Jean Ritchie, Shirley Collins, Bukka White, Vera Ward Hall, The Georgia Sea Island Singers, Son House and many more. 55 unreleased tracks in all on this set! Also features hard to find tracks by Skip James. Fred McDowell, Almeda Riddle, Duke of Iron, Jeannie Robertson, Bessie Jones, Texas Gladden, and many more. This set was lovingly compiled by Nathan Salsburg from the Alan Lomax archive's deep well of material. Only top notch recordings. Limited to 1,000 copies worldwide. Set features : 6 LP's in their own record sleeves highlighting beautiful photography from the Lomax Archive; Remastered audio by Timothy Stollenwerk; A 28 page booklet with many photos, an essay by Alan Lomax, a chronology of all of Lomax's field recording trips, and liner notes by Nathan Salsburg; A heavy duty standard 'candy box' style outer box."
PRICE: $16.50
STOTT, ANDY Too Many Voices CD
Too Many Voices is the fourth album from Andy Stott, a follow-up to 2014's Faith in Strangers (LOVE 098CD). It was recorded from 2014-2016 and sees a diverse spectrum of influences bleed into nine tracks that are as searching as they are memorable. The album draws inspiration from the fourth-world pop of Japan's Yellow Magic Orchestra as much as it does Triton-fueled grime made 25 years later. Somewhere between these two points there's an oddly aligned vision of the future that seeps through the pores of each of the tracks. It's a vision of the future as it was once imagined; artificial, strange, and immaculate. Full of possibilities. The album opens with the harmonized, deteriorating pads of "Waiting For You" and arcs through to the synthetic chamber pop of the closing title-track, referencing Sylvian and Sakamoto's "Bamboo Houses" (1982) as much as it does the ethereal landscapes of This Mortal Coil and Dead Can Dance. In between, the climate and palette constantly shift, taking in the midnight pop of "Butterflies"; the humid, breathless house of "First Night"; and the endlessly cascading "Forgotten." Longtime vocal contributor Alison Skidmore features on half the tracks, sometimes augmented by the same simulated materials as on the dystopian breakdown of "Selfish," and at others surrounded by beautiful synth washes, such as on the mercurial "Over" or the dreamy, neon-lit "New Romantic." It's all far removed from the digital synthesis and the abstracted intricacies that define much of the current electronic landscape. The same cybernetic palette is here implanted into more human form; sometimes cold, but more often thrumming with life. Mastered by Matt Colton at Alchemy.
PRICE: $25.50
STOTT, ANDY Too Many Voices 2LP
Double LP version. Too Many Voices is the fourth album from Andy Stott, a follow-up to 2014's Faith in Strangers (LOVE 098CD). It was recorded from 2014-2016 and sees a diverse spectrum of influences bleed into nine tracks that are as searching as they are memorable. The album draws inspiration from the fourth-world pop of Japan's Yellow Magic Orchestra as much as it does Triton-fueled grime made 25 years later. Somewhere between these two points there's an oddly aligned vision of the future that seeps through the pores of each of the tracks. It's a vision of the future as it was once imagined; artificial, strange, and immaculate. Full of possibilities. The album opens with the harmonized, deteriorating pads of "Waiting For You" and arcs through to the synthetic chamber pop of the closing title-track, referencing Sylvian and Sakamoto's "Bamboo Houses" (1982) as much as it does the ethereal landscapes of This Mortal Coil and Dead Can Dance. In between, the climate and palette constantly shift, taking in the midnight pop of "Butterflies"; the humid, breathless house of "First Night"; and the endlessly cascading "Forgotten." Longtime vocal contributor Alison Skidmore features on half the tracks, sometimes augmented by the same simulated materials as on the dystopian breakdown of "Selfish," and at others surrounded by beautiful synth washes, such as on the mercurial "Over" or the dreamy, neon-lit "New Romantic." It's all far removed from the digital synthesis and the abstracted intricacies that define much of the current electronic landscape. The same cybernetic palette is here implanted into more human form; sometimes cold, but more often thrumming with life. Mastered by Matt Colton at Alchemy.
OI 003LP
PRICE: $25.50
CAT #: OI 003LP
VARESE, EDGAR Music of Edgar Varése Vol. 2 LP
"Arcana" - Requires an orchestra of 120 musicians: 70 strings, 8 percussionists playing some 40 percussion instruments, 8 horns, 5 each of the standard woodwinds, 5 trumpets, 3 trombones, 2 tubas, 2 sarrusophones, heckelphone, contrabass clarinet, contrabass trombone. First performed April 8, 1927 by The Philadelphia Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski conducting. "Déserts" - 2 flutes (sometimes piccolos), 2 clarinets (sometimes small clarinet and bass clarinet), 2 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, bass tuba, contrabass tuba, piano, percussion, 2 magnetic tapes of electronically organized sounds transmitted on two channels by means of a stereophonic system. First performed in Paris in 1954 by the Orchestre National, Hermann Scherchen conducting. "Déserts" was conceived for two different media: instrumental sounds and sounds electronically produced. After planning the work as a whole, Edgar Varèse wrote the instrumental score, always keeping in mind its relation to the organized sound sequence on tape to be interpolated at three different points in the score. The title "Déserts" should not lead the listener to expect descriptive music. "Déserts" has said that there is no program, no literal reference. For him but not, he insists, necessarily for anyone else, the word, desert, suggests not only "all physical deserts (of sand, sea, snow, of outer space, of empty city streets) but also the deserts in the mind of man; not only those stripped aspects of nature that suggest bareness, aloofness, timelessness,-but also that remote inner space no telescope can reach, where man is alone, a world of mystery and essential loneliness." "Offrandes" - Soprano voice, piccolo, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, harp, solo strings, percussion. First performed in New York in 1922 by the International Composers Guild conducted by Carlos Salzedo with Nina Koshetz, soprano.
OI 005LP
PRICE: $25.50
CAT #: OI 005LP
SCHAEFFER & PIERRE HENRY, PIERRE Symphone Pour Un Homme Seul - Concerto Des Ambiguites LP
Electronic/avant-garde music pioneer and founder of the French musique concrète movement, Pierre Schaeffer, a radio engineer, believed that any sound could be music, and was one of the first to experiment with tape looping, splicing and sampling. He was also one of the first to record music on magnetic tape. Drawing inspiration from the Italian Futurists, he emphasized the double meaning of the word "play", meaning to play an instrument, but also to have fun and enjoy oneself. Pierre Henry, a classically trained musician, was one of Schaeffer's disciples and together they co-wrote the revolutionary "Symphonie Pour Un Homme Seul", recorded in 1950. Despite its title, it is not a symphony in the classical sense, but a kind of suite divided into 12 movements. It is a musical collage featuring vocal fragments, that are at times recorded backwards, accelerated or repeated, and other sounds like whistles, footsteps, doors slamming, metallic sounds, and a prepared piano. However, what is important about this piece is not merely its intrinsic musical value, but its influence on so many future generations of musicians in so many genres. "Symphonie Pour Un Homme Seul", over half a century later, remains a pioneering experiment in the search for new aural horizons. The Concerto side reveals Henry's personal approach to dissonance, with a strong impact of illogical sequences in the piano "duel": the two instruments seem to collide in a furious rejection of the traditional idea of music, generating a clash of noises that reproduce the sonic pollution of the modern times. "Symphonie Pour Un Homme Seul" (1949-1950 - First concert performance on March 18, 1950, at the Auditorium of the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris. First performance as a ballet by Maurice Béjart on July 26, 1955, at the Théâtre de l'Etoile in Paris. "Concerto des ambiguïtés' for piano and piano" (1950) - First performance on August 7, 1950, over the French National Radio. Coreographic version by Maurice Béjart under the title "Voyage au c'ur d'un enfant (Trip Into The Heart Of A Child)", first performed on September 6, 1955, with Patrick Benda, at the Théâtre de l'Etoile in Paris.
MR 361LP
PRICE: $27.50
CAT #: MR 361LP
RSD 2016 release. Limited edition of 1200. My Lover the Killer is the first full-length duo collaboration between Lydia Lunch and Marc Hurtado (Étant Donnés), who first worked together on the 1999 album Re-Up by Étant Donnés. My Lover the Killer features Terry Edwards (Gallon Drunk), Ian White (Gallon Drunk), Mark Cunningham, We Are Birds of Paradise, and David Lackner. Lydia Lunch on the album's origins: "What began as a loose musical concept in the summer of 2012 became a prophecy written in blood by November of the same year. My Lover the Killer is a late night noir confessional. Sinister, sexy and mysterious, the music slithers, erupts and caresses the seductive vocals as they relay twisted tales rife with innuendo, promises and threats. The text is based on the murder/suicide of an ex-lover whom I had recently contacted for the first time in over a decade. Caught in the early fall hurricane which leveled the East Coast of America while enroute to Los Angeles, I had sent an invitation proposing that we meet for drinks. Two days later, during a alcohol fueled fight with his girlfriend about whether or not he should come to see me, he shot and killed her, called the police, turned the gun on himself, and died the next day on his 55th birthday. A tragic event, which My Lover The Killer attempts to make sense of. Each song is a rumination on the frightening effects of a mad love spun out of control and the haunting remnants of a lover who still stalks from beyond the grave." Shape-shifting nomad Lydia Lunch, a musician, writer, photographer, and performer, burst onto the New York music scene in 1977 with her seminal no wave group Teenage Jesus and the Jerks. She has since worked with a wide variety of collaborators, including Karen Finley; Hubert Selby, Jr.; Nick Cave; and Virginie Despentes. Marc Hurtado is a musician, performer, poet, painter, and filmmaker who cofounded the French duo Étant Donnés with his brother Eric in 1977. Apart from this duo and his solo project Sol Ixent, he has collaborated with many cult figures including Alan Vega, Genesis P-Orridge, Michael Gira (Swans), Gabi Delgado (DAF), Z'EV, Philippe Grandrieux, and Vomir.
MR 362LP
PRICE: $25.50
CAT #: MR 362LP
RSD 2016 release. Limited edition of 1000. A collision between Suicide's legendary Alan Vega and Marc Hurtado, sonic warrior from Étant Donnés, featuring Lydia Lunch on "Prison Sacrifice." Originally released as a limited LP in 2010; reissued here with one bonus track. Marc Hurtado met Alan Vega at the end of the '80s, and they first worked together in 1999 on four tracks of Re-Up by Étant Donnés (the band formed in 1977 by Marc Hurtado and his brother Eric). They played several shows together in Europe, and in 2009 Marc Hurtado made a film about the visual work of Alan Vega. In 2016 Marc Hurtado finished a feature film about Suicide, the duo of Alan Vega and Martin Rev. Recorded in France (Marc Hurtado), New York's 6/8 Studios (Alan Vega), and Barcelona (Lydia Lunch), Sniper is a few steps ahead of the satellite network and exceeds the wildest expectations at high volume. Imagine Elvis back from the dead riding a rocket against traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge while hurling cryptic slogans about the Civil War, nuclear radiation, Guantanamo, and Treblinka. Vega is in charge of the utterance, in celestial rock star mode, while Hurtado handles the violent, futuristic electro music.
MR 7276EP
PRICE: $10.00
CAT #: MR 7276EP
MICKEY FINN, THE Garden of My Mind/Time to Start Loving You 7"
RSD 2016 release. Limited edition of 1300. First reissue of this classic single from 1967, with new picture sleeve and notes by Mike Stax (Ugly Things). "There are few records from anyway, anyhow, anywhere that pack the sonic punch of The Mickey Finn's 'Garden of My Mind.' With its assertive, coiling bass line, piledriving drums, atmospheric organ flourishes and violent, wrenching guitar work, topped by a lead vocal that is equal parts soulful and psychotic, the song is unstoppable. . . . It was released in December 1967 on CBS's Direction subsidiary, backed with another band original, the rowdy Small Faces-meet-the-Equals-style stomper 'Time To Start Loving You.'" --Mike Stax
MR 7278EP
PRICE: $10.00
CAT #: MR 7278EP
MIKE STUART SPAN Children of Tomorrow/Concerto of Thoughts 7"
RSD 2016 release. Limited edition of 1300. First reissue of this classic single from 1968, with new picture sleeve and notes by Mike Stax (Ugly Things). "With its coruscating harmonized guitars, propulsive bass and drums and confident, controlled vocal, 'Children Of Tomorrow' is one of the high water marks of British psychedelia. Tragically, though, it would go virtually unnoticed at the time of its release in February 1968. . . . With its reverb-enhanced Gregorian harmonies and dark, introspective lyrics, there's a definite Yardbirds flavor to 'Concerto Of Thoughts.' . . . Mike Stuart Span soldiered on for several more years. . . . But it's for this obscure but eminently breathtaking single that they're now best remembered." --Mike Stax
MR 7279EP
PRICE: $10.00
CAT #: MR 7279EP
SYNDICATS, THE On the Horizon/Crawdaddy Simone 7"
RSD 2016 release. Limited edition of 1300. First reissue of this classic single from 1965, with new picture sleeve and notes by Mike Stax (Ugly Things). "The Syndicats were formed in Tottenham in 1963. . . . [Producer Joe Meek] and The Syndicats gave the smooth Ben E King soul ballad a ghostly overhaul, festooning it with cobwebbed tack piano runs, lapping waves of volume-pedaled guitar and eerie backing vocals. Meek gave the band free rein for the B-side. . . . Getting into the group's 'anarchist R&B' spirit, the producer encouraged them to 'just go wild' -- which they duly did." --Mike Stax
PRICE: $25.00
CAT #: MOP 003LP
PEEL, HANNAH Rebox 2 12"
RSD 2016 release -- late addition. Gold vinyl edition of Hannah Peel's seven-track mini-album Rebox 2, featuring four music box covers and three instrumental pieces. The songs are all from 2014 and '15, starting with a version of Perfume Genius's "Queen" from 2014. Peel also covers John Grant's "Pale Green Ghosts," a song about self-awareness and acceptance as the singer looks back at his younger self. "Palace" follows -- the Wild Beasts' song from 2014. The final cover on the album is "Heaven, How Long," originally written by East India Youth. All four songs are linked by new music written for the project by Peel and co-producer Erland, including the looped, playful "Let The Laughter In," "about not letting the negativity seep in"; the piano-led daydreaming of "Reverie"; and the synthetic pulse of "Premonition," which "looks to the future" before segueing into "Heaven, How Long."
PRICE: $25.50
CAT #: NRC 002LP
Munehiro Narita, the original "psychedelic speed freak," is for many people the undisputed king of acid-fuzz guitar. Active since the late '70s, Narita is a Japanese psychedelic underground legend. After playing in cult bands like Kyoaku no Intention, he founded the brutal heavy-psych power trio High Rise in the '80s. His furious guitar playing, which involves lethal doses of fuzz-wah at earsplitting volume, can also be heard on his current band Green Flames (featuring Mitsuru Tabata from Acid Mothers Temple). In 2014 Narita released a Japanese-only CD titled Psyche De Loid, doing heavy guitar fuzzed-out covers of classic psych songs from the '60s/'70s. But Psyche De Loid was also the first-ever psychedelic album recorded using Vocaloid technology. Very popular in Japan, Vocaloid is a software/singing synthesizer -- one enters the lyrics of a song into the program and adds music to generate a Vocaloid -- or "Vocal Android" -- which sing in bizarre, mostly female, android-type vocals. Vocaloid is often associated with J-pop but on Psyche De Loid Narita smashes this genre into a wall with the contrast of killer, Ron Asheton-like piercing fuzz-wah guitar and child-like android vocals, featuring surreal covers of tracks by The Stooges, Hendrix, Blue Cheer, Shocking Blue, Pink Floyd, MC5, Jefferson Airplane. . . . Previously available as a Japanese-only CD, this is the first-ever vinyl edition with new artwork.
PRICE: $11.00
CAT #: NUP 027EP
POIRIER (FEAT. FACE-T) Positive Up 7"
"Positive Up" finds Poirier in a deep dubby dancehall mood. Reminiscent of classic Unity or Jammy's productions, the '80s digital vibe is updated to suit modern dancehalls and soundsystems. Regular collaborator Face-T provides the vocal counter, once again displaying his brilliant lyricism and delivery, while also evoking the legendary Shinehead with a whistling solo!
OP 038LP
PRICE: $22.00
CAT #: OP 038LP
Dave Harrington (of Darkside with Nicolas Jaar) debuts his first solo endeavor, the Dave Harrington Group, with Become Alive. Inspired by the classic jazz albums of the late '60s and early '70s, which experimented with contemporary studio recording techniques and effects, Harrington assembled about a dozen players and recorded days of improvised material, later manipulating it into something that, while fundamentally live, takes full advantage of Harrington's penchant for electronic manipulations of organic sound, applying the same conceptual approach he takes with his heavily effected live-sampling guitar work. Each track is the unique product of Harrington's unorthodox musical make-up -- jazz training and ability; a collaborative, free-minded spirit; and a personal vision of mixing and post-production techniques to tie it together. "Each track is always me interacting with other people, sometimes just one or two . . . sometimes ten. There was flute, vibes, organ, fender Rhodes, guitar, bass, two drummers, percussion, sax . . . just full-on, over-blown energy. I took all that and treated it as raw material in the mixing stage . . . But when you have ten people in a room, you can only edit so much. Everything is in every microphone anyway -- it's all connected, so it's about turning it into whatever it wants to be." "It's all just about making improvisational music in a way that is personal and true," offers Harrington when asked about his specific influences. "Derek Bailey is one name I will mention, though, because he has very little to do with what I do stylistically. He really wrote the book on free improvisation guitar playing -- it was not jazz, not swing and not rock, it was just pure personality. Nobody else could do it. That's something I hear in the records that most inspire me -- when you don't hear something and think, oh, well that's this thing, when you just hear the ideas coming straight at you." Much of the initial mixing and editing of the album was done during the height of Darkside touring, as Harrington recalls: "Nico and I were improvising together on stage basically every night. It was a very focused period of time. Ultimately, this album is very personal. This is my first LP with my name on it. It's me and a dozen of my favorite musicians and closest friends. That was the spirit of making this record . . . Bringing people together and playing, improvising, being present."
PRICE: $25.50
CAT #: OSR 044LP
LP version. Due to lack of funds, the album was originally issued by the band in a primitive hand-made sleeve with just a sticker on front and a paper sheet with the credits glued on back. For the vinyl version of this first-ever legit reissue, Out-Sider has produced a printed sleeve with embossed letters on the front, as the band originally intended. U.S. basement psych-prog monster released in 1979 as an ultra-rare private pressing of 200 copies. MacArthur were formed when a young guitar player and songwriter named Ben MacArthur met a 17-year old prodigy musician called Bill Heffelfinger in Saginaw, Michigan, in 1978. Bill was not only a gifted guitar player but also a genius arranger and keyboard wizard. When Ben showed him some of the stuff he had written, Bill took the songs and transformed them into classic pieces of music. They soon recruited Jeff Bauer on bass and Scott Stockford on drums. The chemistry of MacArthur was born. The first MacArthur album, known in collector's circles as The Black Forest due to the vinyl bootleg of the same title released in the '80s, was recorded in 1979 using a four-track machine. Produced by Bill Heffelfinger, MacArthur is a progressive/psychedelic concept album highlighted by devastating, ripping fuzz guitar solos and Mini-Moog/synths attacks.
PP 019LP
PRICE: $25.50
CAT #: PP 019LP
KSIEZYC Rabbit Eclipse LP
180-gram LP in reverse-board card sleeve with printed inner sleeve. Rabbit Eclipse is the second full-length recording from the legendary Ksi??yc, following their self-titled debut from 1996. The Moon never went away. The 2013 Penultimate Press reissue of Ksi??yc's timeless debut exposed the band to a large new audience, resulting in a return to live performance and the subsequent development of new material. Rabbit Eclipse was recorded in Warsaw from May through September 2015 within the idyllic Palladian palace Królikarnia ("The Rabbit House"). All original members gathered to conjure the peculiar hybrid of the ancient and the contemporary unique to the band. Rabbit Eclipse presents a rich and subtle environment of beguiling narratives hanging in suspended tension. This opens up an entirely new phase in the cycle of the band where an enchanting discrete musical continuum of rich and subtle sound excursions is enveloped in a mysterious melancholia. Another exemplary presentation from one of Poland's most idiosyncratic and respected outfits.
PP 020LP
PRICE: $27.50
CAT #: PP 020LP
CHRISTIANSEN, HENNING Requiem of Art fluxorum organum II Opus 50 LP
Requiem of Art Fluxorum organum II Opus 50 was first issued in 1973 by Edition Schellmann alongside Schottische Symphonie with Joseph Beuys. This is the authoritative version of one of the greatest works by the late Henning Christiansen (1932-2008), Danish composer and Fluxus artist, presented with the full cooperation with the Henning Christiansen estate. 180-gram LP in spot-varnished sleeve with a four-page high-gloss booklet containing the complete score. Edition of 700."In the summer of 1969 we made a collective film The Search on the heath in Jutland, Denmark. Henning Christiansen made on site field recordings for the individual scenes with Peter Sakse as sound master. The music was first time used during the performance at the festival Strategy: Gets Art exhibition organised by Richard Demarco at Edinburgh College of Art, on August 21, 1970 with Joseph Beuys and Henning Christiansen. Henning Christiansen sampled the field recording into the organ music from Eurasienstab. He gave this composition subsequently the title Requiem of Art fluxorum organum II Opus 50. That means a requiem over the role of art in the 1960s." --Ursula Reuter Christiansen, Møn, Denmark, October 20, 2015
PP 022LP
PRICE: $25.00
CAT #: PP 022LP
HOPKINS, MATTHEW P. Blue-Lit Half Breath LP
Matthew P. Hopkins's Blue-Lit Half Breath, his second full-length for Penultimate Press, presents a curious and compelling listen that harnesses his deeply personal and paranoid vision into the ultimate beauty/horror object. Since the mid-2000s Hopkins has distinguished himself as master of multiple musical forms including bent song, freeform concrète, improvised electronics, and techno. Under his own name he has produced a most singular take on abstracted voice, feedback, field recordings, and found sounds. With Blue-Lit Half Breath Hopkins furthers his domestic inquiry into subconscious sounds with a series of vignettes that hover between hissing clunk, atmospheric creep, and improvised piano refrains. Among all this the voice of Hopkins appears throughout as a shadowy narrator delightfully disturbing the sonic play. Blue-Lit Half Breath is a late-night-oil-burning masterpiece that resides within a zone orbiting its own logic. 180-gram LP in glossy sleeve. Edition of 500.
PRICE: $12.00
KAUF Through The Yard (Fort Romeau Remixes) 12"
Kauf is an L.A.-based singer and composer of exquisite synth-heavy vocal backed scores. Fort Romeau is a house music producer from the UK. One is remixing the other. The result couldn't be better: Music for ballroom dancing and putting your greasy leather jacket over your tuxedo and wearing biker boots to a cocktail dress. Comes with an extended vocal and instrumental mix.
PBR 4301CD
PRICE: $13.00
CAT #: PBR 4301CD
"The Pilgrim Jubilee Singers aka The Pilgrim Jubilees signed with Peacock Records in 1962. They recorded many singles and a few albums during their tenure there. Crying Won't Help-- reissued here for the first time on CD-- is the last LP that they recorded for Peacock , and this is certainly a case of saving the best for last. The album features a wealth of great arrangements and singing, plus incredible playing from the musicians. The combination of an extremely funky bassist, chicken scratch rhythm and wah-wah guitar, greasy organ, honky tonk piano, and a solid drummer help to make this a very satisfying listening experience from beginning to end. This is not your grandmother's gospel music. This is a must have for lovers of groove, funk, and soul music."
PBR 4302CD
PRICE: $13.00
CAT #: PBR 4302CD
LOVING SISTERS, THE The Sisters and Their Sons CD
"Gladys McFadden & The Loving Sisters were with Peacock from their start in 1962 until 1978. They embraced the new sounds early on. Their albums for Peacock are perhaps the most consistent of all of the groups of the time, when it comes to sounding like secular soul records. Gladys was the primary lead singer and wrote almost all of their material, often addressing social matters. She also produced many of their albums. Their 1974 album, The Loving Sisters and Their Sons is one of their finest. Lots of wah-wah guitar and funky grooves at various tempos. Standout tracks include 'Here We Go Again', which would have worked on an Aretha record. 'I Can't Feel At Home' has a lopey feel to it. 'Joy' is a deliciously deep slow groove where Gladys shares the lead with her son, Leonard Givens. 'We're Soldiers' is a nice wah-wah driven groover. 'Forgiving Is Easier' is a driving call and response, with a nice breakdown with just vocals."
PBR 4303CD
PRICE: $13.00
CAT #: PBR 4303CD
"The Crowns Of Glory had a brief run at Peacock in the early 1970s. Consisting of three male and three female singers, they had a deep, yet funky, sound to their music. There are three different leads on these tracks, and Billy J. Shepherd is the stand out of the lot. This CD is worth purchasing just for the two tracks that feature Billy J. Shepherd. Their take on the Bill Withers classic 'Ain't No Sunshine' is fabulous, but 'Worried Mind' will blow your mind. The interaction between the lead, the harmonies, and the instrumentation makes this cut soul perfection. 'Christian', led by Debra Body is in the traditional gospel form, but the rhythm section brings it into a more soulful territory. She also does a fine job on Gladys Knight's 'I Don't Want To Do Wrong' and the title track. 'Lord Hold Me In Your Arms' is the first of three appearances of Len Martin as lead. His high tenor allows him to go from a Curtis Mayfield falsetto down to a Rance Allen-type growl."
PR 002LP
PRICE: $16.50
CAT #: PR 002LP
DRONE Reversing into the Future LP
RSD 2016 release. Limited edition of 500. Pomperipossa Records, curated by Anna von Hausswolff, presents the debut album by drøne (Mark van Hoen and Mike Harding). Field recordings, shortwave radio, and modular synth all combine to form an enticing, arresting, moving journey of electrically charged dissonance, drones, and electronic melodies. "A very hot day in the hills above Los Angeles . . . only possible to work in the mornings because of the sweltering afternoon heat, so all a bit frantic, but with a kink in time. There is no wifi-controlled air conditioning; the car is electric-powered and charging up. It has barely rained for months, (if not years) and the hoses are working overtime. Its an analogue session; Mark's modular synth set up is working furiously and overheating. We are pushing sounds through and seeing what works . . . and things gradually take shape. The forms seem to determine themselves; how much control do we have? How much do we want? Some peculiar things start to happen and the haze bends. Some of the sounds seem alive and are quick to reform as we struggle to contain them, like trying to stuff snakes into a bag. The sounds moan and sing, forming their own phonemes. A new language is being born; are we the midwives?" Cover image by Maria von Hausswolff. Cut by Jason at Transition.
PI 161EP
PRICE: $15.50
CAT #: PI 161EP
SAND CIRCLES Motor City Remixes 12"
Remixes of tracks from Sand Circles' Motor City by Yen Towers, Abdullah Rashim, Quiltland, and 1991. From blissed-out, droney tape works to sharp dancefloor tracks, each of the four remixes presents a beautiful elaboration and articulation of the originals.
PRICE: $12.50
WASSERMANN Die Schallplatte 12"
RSD 2016 release. The third release on Profan sublabel Protekt, and the first since 2013, is Wolfgang Voigt's Die Schallplatte, four variations of concentrated groove power released under Voigt's Wassermann moniker. The "Original Mix" is a techno pop monstrosity that dusts off stout '80s and '90s references and transcodes them into the now. The "Neotrance Mix" is like German schlagerqueen Helene Fischer and Klaus Schulze in a breathless acid duet. Wassermann opens the B-side by whipping out the distortion alongside Marc Bolan and Robert Palmer. The "Vinyl Countdown Mix," a tribute to the vinyl record, closes things out.
PRICE: $22.00
Erda (1972): "This piece illustrates my early research carried out in a professional composition studio. After studying every available tools and creating variably hybrid connections between them, I chose to compose several short sequences, each being the expression of a research based on a sonic manipulation and exploring a well defined sound hue. Besides, my background as a percussionist and a jazzman encouraged me to conduct a rhythmical study in each of these sequences. . . . The slightly raucous and acid texture of the 'square' sounds, that can be heard in several movements, is a reminder of saxophone and muted brass sonorities, as used in contemporary jazz." The seven movements include "an evocation of the realm of insects," "stereotypical bird songs produced by the generators of the studio 54," "a tribute to the Goddess of Wisdom and the Earth in Wagner's Das Rheingold and Siegfried," "rhythmical drumming figures such as those Kenny Clarke (aka Klook) used to teach me," and "a tribute to John Coltrane," among others.Suite N (1982): "Commissioned by the Direction de la Musique and the Ina GRM. Composed in the Ina GRM's numerical composition studio with the assistance of Benedict Maillard and Yann Geslin. In a composition studio, musical research is never very far removed from madness. The first step is the initial work on the sound picked up by the microphone and the varieties of delirium that result from it: exaggerated amplification, inversion, transformation. Synthesizers and their crazy possibilities com next. The third step is the computer, one of the purest products of logic. . . . My intention in 'Suite N' was, on the one hand, to use solely sounds produced by the computer either by direct synthesis (MUSIC V) or by sound treatment, and, on the other hand, to work with a definite form.""Jean Schwarz is an idiosyncratic figure in the world of electroacoustic music. With a dual background in jazz and ethnomusicology, he has crossed times and genres with an unwavering singularity, infusing improvisation, ballets or cinema with the art of acousmatics. 'Erda' or 'Suite N', each in their own way, demonstrate Schwarz's unique propensity for exploring sound, its cross-fertilisations and its evocative power." --François Bonnet, Paris, 2015Digital transfer by Jonathan Fitoussi. Cut by CGB at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin, August 2015. Translations by Valérie Vivancos. Layout by Stephen O'Malley. Coordination GRM: Daniel Teruggi and François Bonnet. Executive production: Peter Rehberg.
PRICE: $14.00
CAT #: RTR 018EP
VA Re-Treats Vol. 1 12"
Retreat launches its Re-Treats remix series with reworks from the RTR back catalog by Nebraska, Session Victim, and Quarion. Digger extraordinaire Nebraska tackles the label's most famous track so far, Session Victim's "Good Intentions." Turn the record over for Session Victim's take on "A & F" from Iron Curtis & Leaves, with layers of juicy synths, loose drum fills, and quirky samples over the original chords and vocals. Quarion's version of Session Victim's "Black Cream" propels the track into another dimension, constructed around a tough beat and a hypnotic synth.
PRICE: $17.50
PACIFIC 231 Ethnicities LP
Clear LP version. Limited numbered edition of 400. Ethnicities is a collection of previously unreleased recordings from Pacific 231's post-industrial period. Successive and consecutive cuts were made before the artist put together the concept of the album as a pluricultural diversity of sounds, with tropical steams, exotic journeys, electronic manipulations, urban dins, and industrial mazes. An unexpected psychedelic patchwork from Pacific 231. Composed, recorded, mixed and produced by Pierre Jolivet. Mastered by Laurent Pernice. Graphic design by Patricia Leclerc from pictures from Pierre Jolivet.
PRICE: $21.00
PACIFIC 231 Unusual Perversions LP
Unusual Perversions was the first "official" production of Pacific 231, originally released in 1984. Previously, Psychic Euthanasia was a limited edition, self-produced tape, and one of the first DIY experiments from 1981-83. After the short lived Berlinerluft, an outfit that included Axel Kyrou (from Vox Populi!) and Bertrand Wolf, Pacific 231 swiftly moved away from the new wave genre toward a raw industrial sound with power electronics tonalities in-line with his influences, going from writers such as Burroughs, Bataille and Ballard as well as art movements such as Dadaism, Futurism and Actionism. This first album was the very first step toward what Pierre Jolivet always thrived in and ceaselessly continued to probe: sound exploration.
PRICE: $23.00
PACIFIC 231 Unusual Perversions (Red Vinyl) LP
On red vinyl in a limited and numbered edition of 200 copies. Unusual Perversions was the first "official" production of Pacific 231, originally released in 1984. Previously, Psychic Euthanasia was a limited edition, self-produced tape, and one of the first DIY experiments from 1981-83. After the short lived Berlinerluft, an outfit that included Axel Kyrou (from Vox Populi!) and Bertrand Wolf, Pacific 231 swiftly moved away from the new wave genre toward a raw industrial sound with power electronics tonalities in-line with his influences, going from writers such as Burroughs, Bataille and Ballard as well as art movements such as Dadaism, Futurism and Actionism. This first album was the very first step toward what Pierre Jolivet always thrived in and ceaselessly continued to probe: sound exploration.
PRICE: $37.50
BRUITISME Brume, Vivenza, Le Syndicat, Lieutenant Caramel (Clear Vinyl) LP
Limited and numbered edition of 100 copies on clear vinyl. New 2015 material from French experimentalists Vivenza, Brume, Le Syndicat, and Lieutenant Caramel. This is their own updated, contemporary vision of the Bruitism sounds and texts. Jean-Marc Vivenza has theoretically and politically linked himself with the Italian Futurists and Russian Constructivists since the mid '70s. Originally released in 1984, his series of Fondements Bruitistes d'Action (Bruitist Foundations of Action) recordings were inspired by the relationship between the technological and mechanical industrial fabric, on the one hand -- which makes up the reality of the modern world -- and the human and social environment on the other. Le Syndicat was founded in Paris in 1982, motivated out of the sheer pleasure of manipulating noise material. Brume (Christian Renou) is a prolific French musique concrète composer/sound sculptor. On black vinyl in a limited and numbered edition of 400 copies.
PRICE: $32.00
BRUITISME Brume, Vivenza, Le Syndicat, Lieutenant Caramel LP
New 2015 material from French experimentalists Vivenza, Brume, Le Syndicat, and Lieutenant Caramel. This is their own updated, contemporary vision of the Bruitism sounds and texts. Jean-Marc Vivenza has theoretically and politically linked himself with the Italian Futurists and Russian Constructivists since the mid '70s. Originally released in 1984, his series of Fondements Bruitistes d'Action (Bruitist Foundations of Action) recordings were inspired by the relationship between the technological and mechanical industrial fabric, on the one hand -- which makes up the reality of the modern world -- and the human and social environment on the other. Le Syndicat was founded in Paris in 1982, motivated out of the sheer pleasure of manipulating noise material. Brume (Christian Renou) is a prolific French musique concrète composer/sound sculptor. On black vinyl in a limited and numbered edition of 400 copies.
PRICE: $21.00
ENTRE VIFS Premiere Unite Bruitiste LP
Entre Vifs were a crucial late '80s French industrial band. Premiere Unite Bruitiste is their previously-unreleased debut album from 1986. The band was led by Zorin, musician and visual propagandist in the legendary Le Syndicat.Their fascination with chaos, strength, and violence was not motivated by provocation but by the sheer pleasure of manipulating noise material. "Of all the noise I've listened to, Entre Vifs is perhaps the only group who directly influenced my sound and technique." -- Rodger Stella (Macronympha).
PRICE: $23.00
ENTRE VIFS Premiere Unite Bruitiste (Red Vinyl) LP
Red-vinyl version; limited edition of 200 numbered copies. Entre Vifs were a crucial late '80s French industrial band. Premiere Unite Bruitiste is their previously-unreleased debut album from 1986. The band was led by Zorin, musician and visual propagandist in the legendary Le Syndicat.Their fascination with chaos, strength, and violence was not motivated by provocation but by the sheer pleasure of manipulating noise material. "Of all the noise I've listened to, Entre Vifs is perhaps the only group who directly influenced my sound and technique." -- Rodger Stella (Macronympha).
PRICE: $23.00
DIE FORM Die Form ÷ Hurt LP
This Die Form side-project was recorded in a few days in 1984 and remains the only trace of their material recorded under the name Hurt, initially released on the Bain Total label during the same period as Some Experiences With Shock. This release brings together all the tracks from the cassette, as well as other titles from Die Form from this period. It is a kind of snapshot, close to the tear and chaos, where the machines and the out-of-control guitars are used as a support for the cry to final exhaustion. These are experimental and industrial creations, characteristic of this particular period/time, in the spirit of bands on No New York (Teenage Jesus, DNA, James Chance, Mars), and Suicide or Throbbing Gristle and SPK. On black vinyl in an edition of 300 copies.
PRICE: $14.00
SEBO K Scenario #4 12"
Two original tracks by Sebo K plus remixes by Diego Krause and Djebali of his tracks "A Journey" and "Nexus," which were originally released on the first release of his Scenario imprint. Vinyl only.
PRICE: $10.00
CINERAMA John Peel Sessions CD
2001 release. First volume of Cinerama's Peel Sessions, which also includes selections from live performances recorded by the BBC at Maida Vale Studios and John Peel's home studio. "The boy Gedge has written some of the best love songs of the Rock 'n' Roll Era. You may dispute this, but I'm right and you're wrong!" --John Peel, September 2, 1999
PRICE: $10.00
2004 release. In Get Up and Go, filmmaker Tim Middlewick accompanies Cinerama, recording life on the road. This 68-minute documentary follows the band as they perform and promote their third album, Torino (2002), with concerts, radio interviews, and sessions around the UK. The DVD also contains a number of extra features in the form of interviews with leader David Gedge on subjects such as The Wedding Present, songwriting, John Peel, Steve Albini, and America. The fly-on-the-wall style film also includes footage of Cinerama performing an acoustic version of The Wedding Present's "Corduroy" in Gedge's house, plus Gedge discussing his influences, inspirations and favorite records.
PRICE: $14.00
VA Souvenir Remixes 12"
RSD 2016 release -- late addition. Souvenir returns to vinyl for the first time since 2015 with this remix EP. Four remixes that made some noise: Locked Groove's remix of Jules & Moss's "Head Juice," CYRK's remix of Mathame's "Discorso Della Montagna," Map.Ache's remix of Mathame's "Betsaida," and Daniela La Luz's remix of Kenny Leaven's "Dark Side."
PRICE: $25.00
CAT #: VAN 296LP
Limited repress... Heavy-duty sleeve and insert. Tales of H.P. Lovecraft is a collaboration between The Duke St Workshop (following the 2014 Cabin 28 CD (VAN 277CD)) and highly regarded horror actor Laurence R Harvey (The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) (2011), The Editor (2014), The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence) (2015)). The album contains two stories ("From Beyond" (1920) and "The Hound" (1922)) by the king of cosmic horror, H. P. Lovecraft. Lovecraft laid the foundations of modern horror; without him the golden age of horror films in the late 20th century would have been very different. The setting is a perfect meeting ground for both actor and group, who bond over their mutual love of horror history. The artists approached the stories like screenplays to create a soundtrack in the mind to rival the narrative and visual thrust of film. Exploring emotional undercurrents and dimensions not present in the original works, these new readings were adapted and edited for the record by poet and friend of the group John "The Baptist" Togher. Harvey reads the stories with empathy and great skill, weaving through the material with consummate dexterity. The music takes in industrial, library electronics, '80s krautrock, and hushed, Satie-like piano meditations alongside the group's established sound palette. Features artwork by British comic book artist Sean Phillips (DC Comics, Marvel Comics).
PRICE: $25.00
CAT #: SVT 160LP
KOLETZKI, OLIVER 10 Years Stil vor Talent Presented by Oliver Koletzki 2LP
Double LP version with tracks by HVOB, Joachim Pastor , Teenage Mutants, EdOne & Bodden, Kellerkind, Boy Next Door, Oliver Koletzki, Animal Trainer, and Kruse & Nuernberg (feat. Brolin). Includes download code for 25 tracks (full album plus 13 bonus tracks). Since DJ and producer Oliver Koletzki started the label in 2005, Stil vor Talent has striven to support emerging young artists, to continuously broaden and redefine its sound, and, ultimately, to create lasting memories, both on and off the dancefloor. The dancefloor is the place where people gather to leave the worries of everyday lives behind, and, for those few moments, form a bond that transcends the final track of the night -- a bond between one another; between the artist and the dancer.
SR 388LP
PRICE: $23.50
CAT #: SR 388LP
VOGEL, CRISTIAN Classics Remastered (1993-1998) 2LP
Double LP version. Cristian Vogel's best techno tracks from the '90s, remastered in 2015. All tracks originally recorded between 1993 and 1998 in Brighton, UK. Cristian Vogel is a composer and music producer, known for his DJ sets and live performances as well as his studio composition and production (having worked with artists such as Radiohead, Maxïmo Park, Chicks on Speed, and Thom Yorke). Vogel was born in Chile 1972 and grew up in the UK; he has been touring consistently since 1992 as DJ and live performer, both as a solo artist and with Jamie Lidell as Super_Collider. In early 1994, after a few solo EPs and collaborations with such emerging UK techno artists as Neil Landstrumm and Dave Tarrida, Vogel released his debut full-length, Beginning To Understand, on Mille Plateaux, and subsequently became the first UK techno artist to be signed to Berlin's Tresor Records. Includes tracks from Lambda (1994), We Equate Machines With Funkiness (1994), All Music Has Come To An End (1996), Demolish Serious Culture (1996), Specific Momentific (1996), The Theme (1996), The Visit (1996), Trance Europe Express 5 (1996), (Don't) Take More (1997), Two Fat Downloads 88 (1997), and Busca Invisibles (1998).
SR 390LP
PRICE: $23.50
CAT #: SR 390LP
VA An Anthology of Turkish Experimental Music 1961-2014 2LP
Double LP version. This anthology features works by Turkish artists ranging from the electronic music of the 1960s to all forms of experimental music of the 2010s. This is Sub Rosa's second release exploring experimental music by zone or sphere of influence. The constellation built between 2000 and 2012 with Sub Rosa's seven-part Anthology Of Noise & Electronic Music continues to expand through the Early Electronic collection (consisting mostly of tracks composed between the '50s and the '80s) and these "area anthologies," this one released following An Anthology of Chinese Experimental Music 1992-2008 (SR 265CD). This collection covers a much wider time-frame than its predecessor; this is because, in Turkey, two exceptional composers emerged very early on to show the way to future generations that then followed in a piecemeal fashion. Indeed, Bülent Arel and ?lhan Mimaro?lu did not have immediate followers. The explosion happened later, through the "serious music" of conservatories and universities (Cenk Ergün, Koray Tahiro?lu, Mehmet Can Özer) and the electronic/noise music avant-garde (Nilüfer Ormanl?, Utku Tavil) -- the great wave of the 2000s and 2010s. The beauty of this collection lies in its multifaceted nature; it features purely formal music, hijacked electronica, remnants of Turkish harmonies, and pieces that are more conceptual or even political (vaguely or strongly) in design. Batur Sönmez and Erdem Helvac?o?lu have managed to capture this diversity and energy. And it so happens that this profusion of music, related to an urgency to live and think freely, is blooming within an increasingly stifling space. Call it the spectacular beauty of an explosion. Most of the material included here has not been released before. Includes works by Bülent Arel, ?lhan Mimaro?lu, Erdem Helvac?o?lu, Batuhan Bozkurt, Alper Maral, Batur Sönmez, Cenk Ergün, Korhan Erel, Sair Sinan Kestelli, Koray Tahiro?lu, Mehmet Can Özer, Nilüfer Ormanl?, Utku Tavil, Asaf Zeki Yüksel, SIFIR (Zafer Aracagök), Cem Güney, Tuna Pase, 2/5BZ, Cevdet Erek, Reverie Falls On All, and Burçin Elmas.
SR 406LP
PRICE: $15.50
CAT #: SR 406LP
LP version. Covering a large pan of genres, Ultraphallus defines their sound with some accents from different styles including western music, death-metal, doom-rock, avant-garde, psychedelia and electronic soundtracks, as a tribute to rock culture. Seven tracks were recorded in four days at Drop Out Studios, South London, with Tim Cedar (Part Chimp leader, Hey Colossus). Tracks are inspired by The Residents, Marc Bolan, Mark Frechette and Zabriskie Point, Swans, Autechre, David Bowie, Eva Ionesco, Polanski's movie The Tenant and death-metal. Phil Maggi - vocals, samples, electronics, trumpet, percussion; Xavier Dubois - guitars; Ivan Del Castillo - bass; Julien Bockiau - drums.
SF 011LP
PRICE: $26.50
CAT #: SF 011LP
VA Cambodian Cassette Archives: Khmer Folk and Pop Music Vol. 1 2LP
RSD 2016 release. First vinyl edition; originally released on CD in 2004 and long out of print. Limited edition of 2000. Two LPs with bonus tracks in full-color gatefold sleeve with extensive liner notes and vital new track and title information. Restored and remastered audio. Lovingly assembled and notated by Mark Gergis. Primarily drawn from over 150 aging and often unmarked cassettes found at the Asian Branch of the Oakland Public Library in California during the late 1990s, Cambodian Cassette Archives showcases an unbelievable collection of dynamic music recorded between the 1960s and the 1990s, both in Cambodia and abroad. Male and female vocalists share the spotlight in a Khmer blend of folk and pop stylings, with cha-cha psychedelia, phase-shifting rock, sultry circle dance standards, pulsing new wave, haunted ballads, musical comedy sketches, easy-listening numbers, and raw instrumental grooves presented in an eclectic variety of production techniques. Heard throughout are legends of Cambodia's golden age during the 1960s-1970s, including Sinn Sisamouth, Ros Sereysothea, Pen Ran, and Chhoun Vanna, among others. With their fantastic ensembles, they helped rewrite Khmer musical history, often weaving traditional melodies into the various dance crazes and rock and roll sounds infiltrating Southeast Asia at the time. Then, between 1975-1979, the Khmer Rouge tragically seized and devastated the country, killing millions and nearly erasing the culture. This collection also focuses on what came next -- the lesser-heard music of the Cambodian diaspora, recorded in the 1980s and 1990s. Beginning inside Thai refugee camps, singers such as Kieng Yuthhan were among the first to record what can be called a post-war Khmer music. Songs ranged from renditions of revered Khmer songs from the golden era to original music that borrowed from both traditional and Western styles. Some flirted with contemporary disco or new wave influences, while others pursued more traditional ballads or more traditional romvong-style dance music. Groups were mainly composed of guitars, drums, keyboard, vocals, and occasionally fiddle or xylophone. Some enjoyed brief popularity on the local Cambodian music circuit at the time, while others remained regional obscurities. The majority of this music was never reissued digitally, and therefore lived and died on cassette. Includes performances by Kieng Yuthhan, Darkie, Klan Han, Meas Samon, Sinn Sisamouth, Son Thoeung, Eueng Nary, Pen Ran, Wat Phnom Orchestra, Golden Dragon Band, Prum Manh, Ros Sereysothea, Dara Chomchan, and Chhoun Vanna, as well as several tracks by unknown performers.
SBR 5041LP
PRICE: $31.00
CAT #: SBR 5041LP
DRAKE, NICK Family Tree 2LP
2016 repress on vinyl. Comprising recordings made at Nick Drake's family home and in France before his 1969 debut, Family Tree offers a unique insight into a nascent songwriting genius. Spread over four sides of 180 gram virgin vinyl, its 29 songs range from folk standards and compositions by his mother Molly to early versions of future classics taped by his Cambridge friend and arranger Robert Kirby at Cambridge in 1968. Mastered at Abbey Road and featuring 29 rare tracks (one previously only available on iTunes), as well as a deluxe gatefold sleeve, rare photographs and a lavish insert including lengthy sleeve notes, this lovingly assembled set is sure to become a prized item amongst lovers of Nick Drake.
SV 098EP
PRICE: $11.00
CAT #: SV 098EP
DNA You & You 7"
"Recorded in May 1978, a few weeks before DNA entered the studio with Brian Eno for the essential No New York sessions, You & You is this legendary No Wave trio's sole single and features original lineup with Arto Lindsay (guitar / vocals), Robin Crutchfield (keyboards) and Ikue Mori (drums). This firsttime vinyl reissue comes with original sleeve design. Limited edition clear vinyl."
SV 105EP
PRICE: $11.00
CAT #: SV 105EP
SUICIDE Cheree 7"
"Classic NYC duo composed of Alan Vega and Martin Rev. Their first single, originally released in UK in 1978, features a remix of the band's very first song ('Cheree') and the brilliant non-album track 'I Remember.' This first-time vinyl reissue and first-time domestic release comes with original sleeve design. Limited edition red vinyl."
SV 106EP
PRICE: $11.00
CAT #: SV 106EP
SUICIDE Dream Baby Dream 7"
"Originally released on Island Records in 1979, Suicide's second single features two non-LP tracks including 'Dream Baby Dream,' their best-known song and often covered by Bruce Springsteen. This first-time vinyl reissue and first-time domestic release comes with original sleeve design. Limited edition red vinyl."
SV 107EP
PRICE: $11.00
CAT #: SV 107EP
FALL, THE Bingo-Master's Break-Out 7"
"The Fall's debut release from 1978. Three spiky numbers boldly announce the arrival of this Mancheste group that eschewed the cosmetic elements of punk and New Wave. This first-time vinyl reissue an first-time domestic release comes with original sleeve design. Limited edition blue vinyl."
SV 108EP
PRICE: $11.00
CAT #: SV 108EP
FALL, THE It's the New Thing 7"
"The Fall's second single hit in November 1978, still pre-dating their first LP. While Mark E. Smith's acid-tinged poetry illuminates the dour North, the band's snot-nosed scrabble afflicts the shape of pop to come. This first-time vinyl reissue and first-time domestic release comes with original sleeve design. Limited edition blue vinyl."
TR 336LP
PRICE: $23.00
CAT #: TR 336LP
LP version with CD. Benjamin Dean Wilson's Small Talk is a great album: songs about aging (sung by a young man), songs about illusions and losing them, about young mothers about the teacher Mr. Green, about Rick, Jimmy and Sharon, about Nurse Hirsch a red Corvette, about the suspicious mother-in-law of a local celebrity, a nameless actor and his childhood sweetheart Sadie (she wore a boyish haircut, quite short). It's an album full of twists and surprises, full of humor and truth. Benjamin Dean Wilson has a voice that is reminiscent of Nick Lowe with songs and lyrics that recall The Magnetic Fields. Actually, it's just the other way around -- Where Stephin Merritt (of The Magnetic Fields) cultivates the art of the two-to-three minute song, Wilson's songs are longer. The grand finale "Rick, I Tick Tock ..." lasts for 14 minutes. The first impression: The Gaslight Café in Greenwich Village in 1965, a few über-cool Bohemians under the guidance of Ray Davies and/or Serge Gainsbourg (compare Anna (Bande Originale De La Comédie Musicale) )) anticipate the Abbey Road medley. With a closer listen, Small Talk is a musical drama in three acts, including stage directions sung out loud.
PRICE: $14.00
BERINGER, NICK Nocturnal 12"
Nick Beringer drops four classy house jams. Don't sleep on Nocturnal!
PRICE: $15.50
J:KENZO & NOMINE Ruffhouse/Blind Man (Om Unit Remixes) 12"
RSD 2016 release -- late addition. For Tempa's maiden Record Store Day release, the label turns to multi-disciplined producer Om Unit, founder of the highly acclaimed Cosmic Bridge label, and presents the first vinyl edition of his ribcage-rattling 170bpm remixes of two heavyweight classics from the Tempa catalog. J:Kenzo's bass bin-worrying half-stepper "Ruffhouse" is re-worked here with Om Unit's usual deft touch, maintaining the original's deep undercurrent of dread and swelling to a dizzying crescendo. With his rolling remix of Nomine's "Blind Man," Om Unit preserves the original's seething sub-bass pressure while using intricate percussion and the plucked string refrain to ratchet up the energy to frenetic levels.
PRICE: $18.00
KIDEL, SAM Disruptive Muzak LP
Sam Kidel's debut for The Death of Rave is a deft subversion of Muzak's meaning, application and affect, employing government call centers as unwitting agents in a stroke of Cagean and Kafka-esque compositional genius. It's a remarkably innovative, emotive and incisive 20 minute sound piece (with an additional 20 minute version on the other side) that reflects and refracts an aspect of the modern world in a way that arguably few other records have achieved. In aesthetic, Disruptive Muzak highlights a range of ambient, electro-acoustic and aleatoric composition techniques intersecting classical minimalism, dub and vaporwave spheres, all whilst revealing a spectrum of regional British accents commonly heard in call centers, yet seldom heard on record, certainly in this context. Disruptive Muzak also questions our relationship with music and technology, economics and socio-politics. By subtly but straight-facedly inverting the delivery and reception of Muzak, Kidel subverts its meaning, hypnotically suspending the listener in its lush, lingering sub bass swoops and piano motifs but, paradoxically beckoning the call center staff and us listeners to pay attention to the subtext of what is normally considered background sound or noise. Make no mistake, though: the artist is definitely not taking the piss out of call center workers; if anything he's highlighting a dreamy melancholy and detachment in their tedious roles and tortuous systems, one known from first-hand experience. The way in which Kidel executes the idea, both musically and conceptually, is little short of breathtakingly emotive and cathartic. Mastered and cut to vinyl by Matt Colton at Alchemy."This piece came about during a research project into Muzak in 2015... Research by the Muzak Corporation found that Muzak must sound familiar, predictable, and non-disruptive to be effective. Drawing from this research, I composed a series of pieces that I call Disruptive Muzak. These pieces share a similar sound palette to Muzak, but their structure is less familiar, less predictable and more disruptive. To test these compositions I called up government offices that use Muzak in their telephone queues and played them down the phone instead of my voice. The music I played and the officials' responses were recorded and assembled into the piece that you hear on Side A. Side B contains the music only, that can be used to DIY." --Sam Kidel, 2016
PRICE: $22.00
LOK 03+1 Signals LP
LP version. Alexander von Schlippenbach: piano; Aki Takase: piano; DJ Illvibe: turntables; Paul Lovens: drums. Recorded by Rainer Robben at AudioCue, Berlin. Lovens joins the Lok 03 trio of Schlippenbach, Takase, and DJ Illvibe for the follow-up to their 2005 debut. Mastered by Beat Halberschmidt. Artwork by Philip Hillers. Liner notes by Yoko Tawada.
PRICE: $29.00
Double LP version. Peter Brötzmann: tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, tárogató; Fred Hopkins: double bass; Rashied Ali: drums. Recorded by Holger Scheuermann and Jost Gebers, October 30 and 31, 1991, in Berlin. First released on FMP as FMP CD 53 in 1994. "In perhaps the most understated performance of his entire career, German saxophone giant Peter Brötzmann played in a trio with American free jazz legends Fred Hopkins and Rashied Ali back in 1991 at the now mythical Total Music Meeting. . . . Brötzmann appears to have been in awe on this date so great is his restraint. There are literally no passages in the entire concert where he attempts to push his way through the rhythm section to get to the other side. No mean feat when you consider the man's powerful personality both on and off the stage. But Hopkins was a founding member of Air with Henry Threadgill, and Ali, of course, played with John Coltrane. Given these proceedings with their haunted, hunted, beauty, it would be fair to say that -- even on his own compositions -- the mighty Brötzmann was humbled in the presence of these great musicians. Does that mean he was humbled by them? Hardly. Brötzmann's playing here is so fiery and lyrical, so completely focused on his rhythm section that he turns harmonies on their heads and finds intervals in places where the only thing that should be happening is free blowing. He is the band's leader by the force of that lyricism and restraint. He makes room for the other players to move through and around him rather than behind him. His sheer 'musicality' is wondrous. Hopkins and Ali are no strangers to each other -- there is telepathic communication; the shift from one modality to the next is seamless and grounded, each player by the other. There are six compositions on this record; it comes off as a very intense, extremely quiet kind of blowing gig, where this trio were looking to discover things about each other and the music they were making. As a result, it is one of the finest performances issued from that festival, and a landmark in Brötzmann's career in particular." --Thom Jurek, AllMusic
PRICE: $22.00
ST. FRANCIS DUO Peacemaker Assembly LP
LP version. Steve Noble: drums and percussion. Stephen O'Malley: guitars and amplifiers. Stephen O'Malley (cult-guitarist of SUNN O))), KTL) teams up with one of the leading UK drummers of the avant-garde scene, Steve Noble, to build hypnotic sound-sculptures and drones.
UT 041
PRICE: $9.95
CAT #: UT 041
"Our headlining cover story this issue is an expansive interview with John Sebastian of The Lovin' Spoonful. Sebastian opened up to reveal behind-the-scenes tales about the band's formation, the making of their first three albums, a hashish-fueled meeting of the minds in London with George Harrison and Brian Jones, the drug bust that tore the band apart, and much more. Also on the cover: Dutch blues rock eccentrics Cuby + the Blizzards, and Toronto garage punk icons The Ugly Ducklings, both the subject of in-depth features. This issue also includes interviews with Elliott Murphy, Lemmy, Moulty of the The Barbarians, cult folk singer Huckle, and stories on The Beachnuts ('My Iconoclastic Life'), The Bobby Patrick Big Six, and songwriter Suzannah Jordan, a tribute to David Bowie, and the latest installment in Cyril Jordan's ongoing Flamin' Groovies saga. Also, as always, our extensive review sections, our readers' go-to consumers' guide to all the latest vinyl and CD reissues and rock'n'roll-related books."
VA 065EP
PRICE: $14.00
CAT #: VA 065EP
LIVIO & ROBY Delta Reshape 12"
Romanian house business at its best. Livio & Roby return to Vakant with this four-tracker after their previous excursion as Premiesku (VA 057EP, 2014). Gotta love them either way! Includes download code.
WM 002EP
PRICE: $17.00
CAT #: WM 002EP
DJ RICHARD Leech 2 12"
Limited 2016 repress; originally released in 2012.
WM 003EP
PRICE: $17.00
CAT #: WM 003EP
2016 repress; originally released in 2013. "This EP is, to put it simply, utterly dreamy: a quartet of coasting, seductive house tracks over which Lustwerk's languid raps depict a life of sun-bleached repose. 'Tape 22' and 'Soul Control' both unfold at a floor-friendly rate, their gorgeous pads and warm percussion nestled in a light bed of tape hiss. The appropriately named 'Leisure' is even better." --Resident Advisor, 4.5/5, May 2013
WM 004EP
PRICE: $17.00
CAT #: WM 004EP
WHITE MATERIAL White Material 12"
2016 repress; originally released in 2013.
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