A. Savage "Thawing Dawn" LP (Dull Tools) Debut solo album from Andrew Savage of Parquet Courts. The songs on Thawing Dawn form a guided tour through the romantic environs of A. Savage's mirrored mind. While some were written recently, other tunes were penned over the past decade. For one reason or another, these compositions didn't land with any of Savage's other groups, and instead are presented now as a distinct collection. Members of Woods, Ultimate Painting, PC Worship, EZTV, Sunwatchers and Psychic TV all lend their talents. Limited first edition of 500 copies housed in tip-on jackets. Includes a download. Black Keys "The Big Come Up" LP (Alive) Reissue of their 2002 debut album. Indie-only edition limited to 600 copies on starburst-colored vinyl. College "Shanghai" LP (Invada) Third full length album. A rich, glowing and nostalgic synth-based offering reminiscent of previous works heard in 'A Real Hero' (Drive Soundtrack), but at the same time exploring a unique and conceptual world, 'Shanghai', giving College's textural and atmospherical works a brand new dimension. Cursive "Such Blinding Stars For Starving Eyes" LP (15 Passenger) After 20 years, Cursive's first record has finally been remastered and reissued on vinyl. Limited edition, 180g LP is blue with white starburst. Cursive "The Storms Of Early Summer: Semantics Of Song" LP (15 Passenger) Remastered vinyl reissue of Cursive's sophomore album. Limited edition, 180g LP is clear with white smoke swirl. Faith, Paloma "The Architect" LP (Columbia) 4th studio album from Paloma Faith. Paloma invited a supporting cast on this album that includes Samuel L. Jackson, John Legend, Rag 'n' Bone Man and David Arnold. Flying Saucer Attack "In Search of Spaces" LP (VHF) First ever reissue and first time on vinyl for this unique Flying Saucer Attack live album, expanded with additional material and a new side four mix from Jim O'Rourke. Heavens to Betsy "Calculated" LP (Kill Rock Stars) Reissue of Corin Tucker's pre-Sleater-Kinney Riot Grrrl band's sole album, originally released in 1994, on gold vinyl. Melange "Viento Bravo" LP (Beyond Beyond is Beyond) New album from this contemporary psych-prog-folk-rock group from Spain. Over the Rhine "Drunkard's Prayer" LP (Great Speckled Dog Records) Originally released in 2005 by EMI, the album has been re-packaged in deluxe gatefold double vinyl. Side D is comprised of three live bonus tracks, not included on the CD version. Pearl Jam "Binaural" 2xLP (Legacy / Epic) Reissue of their sixth album, originally released in 2000. Limited double vinyl LP pressing including gatefold jacket. Pearl Jam "Riot Act" 2xLP (Legacy / Epic) Reissue of their seventh album, originally released in 2002. Limited double vinyl LP pressing including gatefold jacket. Pearl Jam "s/t" 2xLP (Legacy / Epic) Reissue of their eighth album, originally released in 2006. Limited double vinyl LP pressing including gatefold jacket. Permahorn "My Blood Carries My Dreams Away" LP (Shimmy 500) Permahorn are a Scottish/Serbian London-based duo which has compiled a selection of brooding, heartfelt songs on this cathartic debut album. It plays out like a Nico record covered by Low via the nightmarish vision of David Lynch's Blue Velvet. LP version comes on 140 gram red vinyl. Pete International Airport "Safer With The Wolves..." CD (A Recordings) New solo project from Peter Holmström of The Dandy Warhols. A meticulously crafted psych rock journey into the dark heart of electronica. Guest singers and collaborators include Robert Levon Been (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club), Jason Sebastian Russo (Hopewell, Mercury Rev), Jeremy Sherrer (The Dandy Warhols, Modest Mouse, The Shins), and more. Say Hi To Your Mom "Discosadness" LP (Euphobia) First LP pressing of the debut Say Hi To Your Mom record. Originally released on CD in 2002, this debut is a charming, lo-fi bedroom effort that combines four-tracked drums, swirly synths, fuzzy guitars and whispered lyrics about computers, birds, death, sports and girls. Say Hi To Your Mom "Ferocious Mopes" LP (Euphobia) First LP pressing of the third Say Hi To Your Mom record. Originally released on CD in 2005, this record straddles the line between heartwarming fragility and sheer rock jams. Say Hi To Your Mom "Numbers & Mumbles" LP (Euphobia) First LP pressing of the second Say Hi To Your Mom record. Originally released on CD in 2004, this collection of fragile and classic anthems like Let's Talk About Spaceships is the one that first put the band on the indie rock map. Its got all all of the bleeps, bloops, clangs and pows the band has become known for. Sea and Cake "Everybody" LP (Thrill Jockey) Sam Prekop and friends continue down the exact same road they've been on for 13 years now, still finding small gems along the way. Stroppies, The "s/t" LP (Tough Love) Self-titled debut. Originally released as a cassette in 2017 on the Hobbies Galore label. The germ of what would eventually become The Stroppies was formed in Melbourne, early in 2016. Starting with a desire to create open-ended music, collaged quickly -- taking a DIY attitude a la Guided By Voices and The Great Unwashed -- The Stroppies create modest, idiosyncratic pop songs. The Stroppies is composed of members of many Melbourne and UK bands including Dick Diver, Possible Humans, White Walls, Boomgates, and See/Saw, to name a few. Edition of 200. Thor & Friends "The Subversive Nature of Kindness" CD (L.m. Duplication) First ever reissue and first time on vinyl for this unique Flying Saucer Attack live album, expanded with additional material and a new side four mix from Jim O'Rourke. UT "Ut and Confidential" LP (Out Records) The Ut reissue campaign starts with their s/t and Confidential EPs, remastered by Dominique Brethes at Wolf Studios and repackaged as a double 12-inch (both cut at 45rpm for maximum sound fidelity). Ut is a radical rock group founded by Nina Canal, Jacqui Ham and Sally Young in NYC in Dec 1978. Originating in the downtown No Wave scene and inheritors of the collision between rock, free jazz and the avant-garde, the band exploded the rigidity of conventional rock, constructing songs through collective improvisation, swapping instruments and rotating the role of singer / director. Vacant Lots, The "Departure" 2xLP (Fuzz Club) Reissue of the 2014 debut album from Alan Vega proteges The Vacant Lots. Reissued as a double LP; side D includes two remixes from Alan Vega and Anton Newcombe. Wilco "AM" CD (Rhino) A.M.: Deluxe Edition offers up eight unreleased bonus tracks that feature an early version of "Outtasite (Outta Mind)" and "When You Find Trouble," which is the last studio recording made by Uncle Tupelo. Wilco "Being There" 5CD (Rhino) This Deluxe Edition builds on the original with 15 bonus tracks released for the first time, including alternate versions of tracks "I Got You" and "Say You Miss Me." It also features Wilco's 20-song performance at the Troubadour from November 12, 1996, combining songs from A.M. ("I Must Be High" and a full-throttle punk version of "Passenger Side,") Being There ("Kingpin" and "Forget The Flowers") and a few Uncle Tupelo tracks ("The Long Cut" and "Gun.") Also included are four songs the band played on radio station KCRW on November 13, 1996. As a touring band, many of these songs can be found on Wilco's current set-list as notable fan favorites that have evolved over the years. Wilson, Cindy "Change" LP (Kill Rock Stars) After 40 years as one-third of the creative core of the B-52s, Cindy Wilson steps out on her own with a new solo album.
Miguel "War & Leisure" CD (RCA) 2017 release from the singer, songwriter, actor and record producer. War & Leisure is the follow-up to 2015's Wildheart. Includes the tracks "Told You So" and "Sky Walker" (featuring Travis Scott). Miguel incorporates R&B, funk, hip hop, rock and electronic styles into his music, and has been compared to vocalists Babyface and Prince. Tyler The Creator "Flower Boy" 2xLP LP (Columbia) Now available on vinyl.
Morrison, Van "Versatile" CD/2xLP LP (Legacy) Across Versatile's sixteen tracks, Van Morrison interprets some of the very building blocks of modern music in his own utterly unique style. As well as songs originally made famous by the likes of Chet Baker, Sinatra, the Righteous Brothers, Tony Bennett and Nat King Cole, Versatile features six new compositions. Neil Young & Promise of the Real "The Visitor" CD (Reprise) Neil Young reteams with Promise of the Real for a new album titled The Visitor, their second studio LP together following 2015's The Monsanto Years. Rolling Stones "On Air" 2LP (UME) Vinyl pressing including 32 classic tracks. New archival release from the rock 'n' roll legends. On Air is a collection of rarely heard radio recordings from the Stones formative years, including eight tracks the band have never recorded or released commercially.
Diddley, Bo "Bo Diddley & Company" LP (Wax Love) Reissue of Bo Diddley & Company, originally released in 1962. This was the first LP to feature his popular female rhythm guitarist sidekick, The Duchess. A stunner of classic R&B influenced rock and roll that's essential for any Diddley fan.
Secola, Keith "Circle" LP (Don Giovanni) 25th anniversary reissue of the debut album from Native American musician Keith Secola. Stapleton, Chris "From A Room: Volume 2" CD (Mercury Nashville) 2017 release from the award-winning country music singer/songwriter. From A Room: Volume 2 is the third studio album by Stapleton. Like it's predecessor, the album takes it's name from Nashville's RCA Studio A, where the recording sessions took place. Stapleton, Chris "From A Room: Volume 2" LP (Mercury Nashville)
SOUL / FUNK / R&B
Lyman Woodard Organization "Saturday Night Special" CD/LP (BBE) Reissue of another gem from the small yet significant Strata catalogue. A precursor to New York's Strata East, Detroit's Strata Records was founded in the late 1960s by former Blue Note artist Kenny Cox. Starting life as a music-led community organisation, coffee shop studio and venue, Strata released only a few titles as a record label, gaining the imprint a cult following among record collectors and jazz lovers across the globe. Williams, Andre "Bacon Fat: The Fortune Singles 1956-1957" LP (Wax Love) One of the last remaining links to the heyday of R&B and funk, "Mr. Rhythm" is a pure living legend of black music. Andre Williams produced and wrote songs for folks like Ike Turner, Parliament/Funkadelic, Edwin Starr, and Stevie Wonder. This release focuses on the earliest -- and dirtiest -- years of his five-decade-long career, compiling all of his own singles from 1956-1957 for the legendary Fortune Records label.
Estrada, Susana "The Sexadelic Disco-Funk Sound of..." LP (Espacial Discos) Susana Estrada was one of the muses and main figures from the period known as "Transition" in Spain. No other woman represented better than her the freedom and sexual revolution which the country experienced in the '70s after the end of the dictatorship. This compilation is a real feast of '80s Italo disco, Munich sound, boogie, funk, and modern soul. The fabulous, minimal production collides with the sensual vocals and moanings of Susana, singing about sexual liberation and freedom.
Irreversible Entanglements (featuring Moor Mother) "s/t" LP (International Anthem Recording Co.) Irreversible Entanglements explore and elaborate compositional ideas drawn from the instrumentalists' deep individual studies of free jazz improvisation, but the tone of each piece is driven decisively by Camae Ayewa (aka Moor Mother)'s searing poetic narrations of Black trauma, survival and power. The message is the undeniable essence of the music. Mankunku Quartet "Yakhal' Inkomo" LP (Jazzman Records) Reissue of LP originally released in 1968. A certified jazz classic in South Africa, saxophonist Winston 'Mankunku' Ngozi's 1968 masterpiece stands in the front rank of global jazz recordings. Never properly available outside South Africa, Yakhal' Inkomo appears as not just an indispensable lost element of the international jazz canon, but as one of the towering cultural documents of its time. Monk, Thelonious "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" LP (Saga) Only soundtrack recorded by Thelonious Monk in 1959. Contains performances of classic Monk tunes heard in Roger Vadim's 1960 French film Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Features Monk's 1959 all-star band of Charlie Rouse, Sam Jones & Art Taylor, plus special guest saxophonist Barney Wilen.
v/a Tumba Rumba Vol. 2 LP (University Of Vice) A collection of fast, hot, and intense Latin songs played by Cuban, Puerto Rican, Venezuelan, Mexican, and North American wild dance orchestras. Recorded in the 1950s/1960s and originally released on vinyl and 78rpm shellac records. Savage bongos, volcanic trumpets, atomic rumbas, mambo inferno, and wild conga. Features: Los Caciques, Orquesta Ciudad Trujillo, Alberto Zayas, and more.
v/a Tumba Rumba Vol. 3 LP (University Of Vice) A collection of ten extremely beautiful gems from the 1930s, the best era of Cuban music, and one more explosive danceable track from 1947. Extremely beautiful gems extracted from 78s records; Most of the tracks appear on vinyl for the first time here. Features: Orquesta De Óscar Calle, Sexteto Columbia, Orquesta De Lázaro Quintero, and more.
v/a "Very Tasty Pachuco Mambo" LP (Pinche Discos) The pachuco mambo is a Mexican-American craze dance music that alternated and combined Afro-American and Afro-Caribbean styles. Features Don Tosti, a Mexican-American composer from Texas, Lalo Guerrero from Arizona, and many more.
Siassia &Tokobina "s/t" 12" (Nouvelle Ambiance) An exhilarating dive into the African underground of 1980s Paris: a four-track EP from Congolese singer Albert Siassia, backed by a group of young French dreads, rechristened Tokobina -- "let's dance," in Lingala -- for the occasion. A mixture of post-punk, rumba, afro-disco and reggae, in two dancefloor sure-shots reviving their sole 12" from back in the day, plus previously unreleased fire from the same session. Tanda Tula Choir "s/t" LP (Bush) Original recordings of Shangaan songs performed by South Africa's Tanda Tula Choir. LP version includes a poster and a download code. Lares, Oswaldo "Musica De Venezuela 1972-81" LP (Tal) TAL present Musica De Venezuela 1972-81 a collection of field recordings from Venezuela by Oswaldo Lares. Oswaldo Lares was a studied architect who, parallel with his professional activity, began to make field recordings of the traditional and indigenous Venezuelan music from the early 1960s onwards up until today. LP version includes two full-size fold-out inserts, download code with 30 minutes of bonus track; Edition of 300.
Brainbombs "Inferno" LP (Skrammel) Eight brand new Brainbombs songs recorded in the end of 2016. The Swedish band present slurring, dizzy and utterly meat-fisted reductions of Stoogean proto-punk, heavy metal and accidental avant-garde. Brix & The Extricated "Part 2" LP (Blang) Debut album from this new group led by Brix Smith (The Fall). While having elements of vintage Fall, Brix & The Extricated also bring the raw power of the Stooges, the pop sensibility of prime Blondie, walls of big glam rock guitars and dollops of psychedelia. Limited indie-only clear vinyl.
Aragorn "Night Is Burning" LP (Sommor) There are few bands who can claim to have built their reputation on one single, but such is the situation for Aragorn, formed in Chesire in 1978. They were one of the first acts to sign to Neat Records as the new wave of British heavy metal erupted. But fate conspired to ensure that they only ever released one single, the killer Black Ice/Noonday (1981), which has definitely become something of a cult 45 among aficionados of the genre. Here it is, along with 12 tracks taken from a then unreleased album from 1982-83. A must for anyone into obscure, '70s styled hard-rock, and early metal. RIYL: New wave of British heavy metal, Angel Witch, Motörhead, Witchfynde, Black Sabbath. Remastered sound; Insert with liner notes and photos. Immortal "Battles in the North" LP (Osmose) Reissued on color vinyl. Immortal "Pure Holocaust" LP (Osmose) Reissued on color vinyl. Judas Priest "British Steel" LP (Legacy) Limited 180gm vinyl LP repressing including digital download. British Steel is the sixth studio album by British heavy metal heroes Judas Priest. Judas Priest "Point of Entry" LP (Legacy) Limited 180gm vinyl LP reissue of the seventh album from the British heavy metal band Judas Priest. Judas Priest "Screaming for Vengeance" LP (Legacy) 180g reissue with download. The 8th studio album from Judas Priest, Screaming For Vengeance is considered to be the group's commercial breakthrough. The album includes the single, and one of the band's signature songs, "You've Got Another Thing Comin'". Judas Priest "Sin After Sin" LP (Legacy) 180g reissue with download. Priest's 3rd album, originally released in 1977. Features the song "Dissident Aggressor". Judas Priest "Stained Class" LP (Legacy) Limited 180gm vinyl LP reissue of the fourth album from the British heavy metal band Judas Priest. Judas Priest "Unleashed In The East: Live In Japan" LP (Legacy) 180g reissue with download. Unleashed in the East is Judas Priest's first live album, recorded live in Tokyo, Japan during their Hell Bent for Leather Tour in 1979. It was originally released in September 1979. Morbid Angel "Kingdoms Disdained" CD (Silver Lining Music.) Morbid Angel, the true forefathers of death metal music, triumphantly return with their 9th studio album Kingdoms Disdained, to be released on Silver Linings Music. Kingdoms Disdained finds legendary guitarist and founder Trey Azagthoth reigniting his creative alchemy with vocalist/bassist Steve Tucker to create a crushingly heavy and highly apocalyptic soundtrack for these increasingly dark times.
PROG / PSYCH
Hammill, Peter "From The Trees" LP (Fire) First solo album in three years from the iconoclastic singer and ex-frontman of Van Der Graaf Generator. The songs are for the most part based on single piano, guitar and vocal parts, designed for live performance. Lady June "Lady June's Linguistic Leprosy" LP (Mental Experience) Mental Experience present the first vinyl reissue of Lady June's Linguistic Leprosy, originally released in 1974. The legendary debut album by Canterbury scene pivotal figure, performance poet, painter, and experimental musician June Campbell Cramer, better known as Lady June. Produced by Kevin Ayers, who also plays on the album along with Brian Eno, Pip Pyle, and David Vorhaus. RIYL: Gong, Catherine Ribeiro, Laurie Anderson, Boards Of Canada, Mopsie Beans. Troyes, The "Love Comes, Love Dies: The Troyes Complete recordings (1966-68)" LP (Lion) Limited double vinyl LP pressing. Far-out psychedelia, unhinged fuzz and farfisa garage, moody haunting sounds, face melters - it's all here. Includes rare photos, radio surveys, newspaper articles, Troyes memorabilia, and the story of a band that could have been big.
Brown, Dennis "I Don't Know" LP (Abraham) Reissue. Brown, Dennis "Milk And Honey" LP (Abraham) Reissue. Ellis, Alton "Slummin'" LP (Abraham) The same album as Changes with different cover art and title. Soul Jazz Records presents Dancehall: The Rise Of Jamaican Dancehall Culture LP (Soul Jazz) The 2017 edition of this classic long-out-of-print collection is now available as a 3LP edition. The album is a lightning-flash collection of all-time dancehall classics as well as a stellar selection of more obscure tracks. Featuring Yellowman, Tenor Saw, Sister Nancy, Ini Kamoze, Chaka Demus & Pliers, Michigan & Smiley, Super Cat, Cutty Ranks, Eek-A-Mouse, Gregory Isaacs and more, this album features non-stop floor-filling party tune rockers throughout.
Bye, Matti "This Forgotten Land" LP (Tona Serenad) Matti Bye, one of Sweden's most sought-after film composers, presents This Forgotten Land. Peculiarly otherworldly, serenely haunting, and utterly unforgettable, This Forgotten Land's melodies linger long after its conclusion. It offers a deeply atmospheric experience, steeped in nostalgia and yet thrillingly contemporary.
Biosphere "Shenzhou" 2xCD (Biophon) Biophon present a reissue of Biosphere's Shenzhou, originally released by Touch in 2002. This expanded reissue includes a bonus album The Samphire Tower. Shenzhou uses found sound from old vinyl recordings of the orchestral works of French Impressionist composer and ambient precursor, Claude Debussy. Black Zone Myth Chant "Feng Shen" LP (Editions Gravats) French artist, Max P aka Black Zone Myth Chant, presents the project's most adventurous and urgent dispatch yet, Feng Shen, for Low Jack's Editions Gravats. Over the course of eight tracks, he toys with the listener's gauge of anticipation, perspective, and temporality with a poetic clash of ideas lent from chopped & screwed hip hop, deep space new age electronics, and liminal club music. Mamiffer "Songs For Lilac IV" CS (The Tapeworm) Mamiffer is Faith Coloccia and Aaron Turner. On Songs For Lilac III, the duo cull live performances and recordings dating back to 2008, along with field recordings and tapes from thrift stores, and edit the material in a semi-chronological narrative. Rahbek, Loke & Frederik Valentin "Buy Corals Online" LP (Editions Mego) First outing for this collaborative effort from the prolific Posh Isolation mainstay Loke Rahbek and Frederik Valentin of KYO, also on the revered Danish label. Buy Corals Online arrives as a suite of works embracing the joy of being close to something you don't require interaction in order to experience. Old friends circling around the same scene, combine perspective to create an aquatic infused, sensory experience. Tutti, Cosey Fanni "Time To Tell" LP (CTI ) Special edition reissue of Cosey Fanni Tutti's Time To Tell, originally recorded and released on cassette in 1982. Available now for the first time on vinyl, this deluxe special edition has been remastered and edited from the original audio tapes. Clear vinyl; Gatefold sleeve; Includes 16-page full-color 12" booklet containing the original cassette transcripts and photos.
Buttechno "Super Siziy King" 12" (Trilogy Tapes) C.O.W. "Shanghai Money/C.O.W." LP (Compost) Vinyl edition of two EP releases by C.O.W., a German electronic act and digital art project. With $hanghai Mone¥ the collective delivers the long-awaited sequel of their first C.O.W. ? EP, originally released in 2016. They produce and play mostly instrumental electronic music, which spans from obscure jazz interludes to electrified club beats, and performing behind 8-bit pixel-masks and utilizing their self-made visuals. Clark "Honey Badger / Pig" 12" (Warp) Twisted rave 12" Drone "Flux/Arctic" 12" (Hear Other Sounds) Bristolian producer Drone makes his debut on Hear Other Sounds with Flux/Arctic, a two-track grime offering. Frost, Laurine "A Fading Virtue by Passing Time" 12" (Marionette) LoSoul "Open Door" 12" (Another Picture) Reissue of the LoSoul's classic Open Door 12", originally released in 1996. Nightmares on Wax "Citizen Kane" 12" (Warp) Nightmares on Wax is back with a fresh new single, "Citizen Kane" featuring Allen Kingdom ahead of his upcoming album Shape The Future. A fresh new approach from the Warp stalwart as he looks towards his next moves in the electronic world and beyond. Novo Line "Dyad" LP (Ecstatic) Nat Fowler exclusively uses the tools of '88/'89 professional recording set-ups, namely the Atari ST, but with a slight algorithmic alteration. The listener is encouraged to find their exact speed of preference with the RPM toggle and pitch slider; some tracks stumble heavily at 33rpm like boulders in the tumble dry, while others flash by at 45. RIYL: Aphex Twin, V/Vm, Not Waving, Powell. Workdub "Subterranean (1989-1995)" LP (Left Ear Records) Left Ear Records present Subterranean (1989-1995), ten lost tracks from St Louis's basement electronics duo Workdub. A unique atmospheric dubbed-out sound -- Investigations into drum machines, synthesizers, samples and digital FXs matched with organic live instrumentation. Includes recordings from their sole LP (1989) and both cassette albums (released in 1992 and 1995).
Alessandroni, Alessandro "Fischio Amore Mio" LP (Dagored) First ever reissue of this LP originally released under the legendary Flipper imprint in 1976. White vinyl. Edition of 300.
"Black Mirror: Nosedive" LP (Deutsche Grammophon) Soundtrack for the "Nosedive" episode of Black Mirror by Max Richter.
"Taboo" LP (Deutsche Grammophon) Now available on vinyl, Max Richter's score for the BBC series.
"Metaphors: Selected Soundworks from the Cinema of Apichatpong Weerasethakul" LP (Sub Rosa) Apichatpong Weerasethakul is recognized as one of the most original voices in contemporary cinema today. 14 sound works carefully selected from Weerasethakul's cinema and visual works since 2003, which includes Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, Syndromes and a Century (2006), and more. Similar to the way he treats images, Apichatpong sometimes calls attention to the physicality and the fragility of the audio (and its apparatus) and to the process of audio manipulation itself. Metaphors is compiled by sound designers Akritchalerm Kalayanamitr and Koichi Shimizu. Double LP version includes a color insert.
"Who Is Bozo Texino?" DVD - The uniquely American folkloric practice of hobo and rail worker graffiti is discovered in this gritty and picaresque artist-made film. Who is Bozo Texino? ostensibly chronicles a search for the story behind a legendary boxcar graffiti--a simple sketch of a blank-staring cowboy character with the scrawled moniker "Bozo Texino." In the course of this rambling search, the film uncovers a little-known and almost-extinct subculture and suggests that the moniker drawing tradition is now being kept alive by a new generation of train artists. This rough-hewn, black-and-white film explores how storytelling and written graffiti practices express the yearnings of wanderlust, the ethical code of tramps, refusal and resignation to daily labor, and the creation of outsider identity. Shooting over 16 years on freight riding trips across the West, Daniel and his trusty Bolex 16mm camera interviews some of the last remaining old timers who have kept the folk art of "monikers" alive.
Big Takeover #81 MAG Slowdive on the cover.
Friday, November 24th
POP / ROCK
Bjork "Utopia" CD/LP (One Little Indian) Ninth studio album from the iconic artist Björk. The album's artwork was created in collaboration of M/M, Jesse Kanda and James Merry and reflects the records sonic direction; optimism, lightness, utopia. The album is written by Björk with five of the 14 songs co-written by Arca and one of the songs co-written by Sarah Hopkins. All of the songs except one is coproduced by Arca. One of the songs is co-produced by Rabit. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah "Some Loud Thunder (10th Anniversary Edition)" CD/LP (CYHSY, Inc) 10th anniversary reissue of their 2nd album. Gainsbourg, Serge & Jean-Claude Vannier "Les Chemins De Katmandou" LP (Finders Keepers) First-ever pressing of Serge Gainsbourg and Jean-Claude Vannier's soundtrack studio recordings of Les Chemins De Katmandou, written during what many consider to be the duo's most definitive creative period. Featuring the original crack team of Paris based players now recognized as French library music royalty, this album epitomizes Gainsbourg/Vannier's inimitable musical direction and expert psychedelic pop. Les Chemins De Katmandou comprises Vannier's signature recipe of thick plucked bass lines, close-mic'd drums, biting clavinet, and Eastern influenced strings and percussion (and a sprinkling of subtle traditional French instrumentation). Gallagher, Noel High Flying Birds "Who Built the Mood" LP (Caroline) Featuring guest appearances from Paul Weller and Johny Marr. Morrissey "Low in High School" LP - 2017 release, the eleventh solo studio album from the former Smiths frontman. Low In High School is Morrissey's first studio album since 2014. Morrissey's talent for combining political statements and beautiful melodies is more prevalent than ever, capturing the zeitgeist of an ever-changing world. Pressed on clear vinyl. Mraz, Jason "Waiting for My Rocket" LP (Atlantic) Parks, Tess & Anton Newcombe (Brian Jonestown Massacre) "I Declare Nothing" LP (A Records) Debut collaborative LP between Tess Parks and Anton Newcombe (The Brian Jonestown Massacre), co-written and co-played by the duo.
V/A "The Problem With San Antonio Is..." 7" (Live Loud or Die) New compilation of heavy riffs and hardcore from San Antonio featuring Death and Texas, Spokesmodel, Hotzi and The Cutthroats. Waits, Tom "Real Gone" LP (Anti) New 2017 remastered reissue of Real Gone from Tom Waits. 180 gram double vinyl LP record, newly remixed by Karl Derfler with remastering overseen by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan. Woo "A La Luna" LP (Emotional Rescue) Following "Whichever Way You Are Going" (1982) and "Into The Heart Of Love" (1990), their opus "A La Luna" (1991) was the last of the bands song-based albums. Reworked, re-ordered and remastered especially for this first time vinyl release, brothers Mark and Clive Ives again present their unique, ground-breaking and at the time, heart-wrenchingly overlooked music, that seems to fit the folk-new age-electronics of today as well, if not better, than when first released.
Med / Blu / Madlib "The Turn Up" 12" (Bang Ya Head) MED, Blu and Madlib return with a new EP. Soulful, hard hitting raw sounds produced by Madlib matched with lyrics from 2 of Hip Hops elite. Wu Tang "The Saga Continues" LP (36 Chambers) New Wu-Tang album, their first since 2014's "A Better Tomorrow" (well... unless you count the one Martin Shkreli bought).
Waters, Muddy "Electric Mud" LP (Third Man Records) Originally released in 1968 and has not seen a legitimate domestic vinyl release since 2002. Black vinyl in gatefold jacket in its original black-on-white color scheme, and a four-panel foldout poster.
Presley, Elvis "Moody Blue 40th Anniversary" LP (Legacy) Limited clear blue vinyl LP repressing.
Jones, George "Sings White Lightning And Other Favorites" LP (Del Rey) Country Music Hall of Famer George Jones is presented here on his best album of the '50's. Jones remains an music icon and was a major influence of Bob Dylan, Keith Richards, Robert Plant, and countless others. The Big Bopper penned the title track, "White Lightning" - a #1 Billboard Country chart smash. This album is an essential release for any country, rockabilly, or early rock fan. Van Zandt, Townes "Rear View Mirror" PINK VINYL INDIE LP (Fat Possum) Originally issued on CD in 1993, this is the first version of one of Van Zandt's best live recordings, notable for having fiddle accompaniment from Owen Cody and also guitar from Danny Rowland. Double album available on limited edition pink vinyl while supplies last.
Tony, Caro, and John "All On The First Day" LP (Tapete) Tapete present Tony, Caro, and John's All On The First Day, originally released in 1972. The group formed serendipitously in the early 1970s through musical appreciation, DIY sensibilities, and an "all goes" mentality. While contemporaries such as The Incredible String Band, The Pentangle, and Pearls Before Swine were garnering international recognition and categorization at that time; Tony, Caro, and John evaded being confined to any particular set of expectations or aesthetics. Their songs move fluidly between ballads, protest songs, experimental story-tellings, and free-flowing group jams. LP version comes on 180 gram vinyl; Includes CD; Edition of 500.
SOUL / FUNK / R&B
Baker, LaVern "Sings Bessie Smith" LP (Del Ray) The songs of Bessie Smith are reimagined via the rocking jazz gospel voice of LaVern Baker, and the results are nothing short of magical. Jones, Van "Time Has Made Me New" LP (Everland) Reissue of Van Jones's Time Has Made Me New, originally released in 1981. The definitive moment in his short though fruitful recording career of the elusive Van Jones from Pughsville, VA. A very rare early '80s soul and boogie LP. McNealy, Timothy "Funky Movement" CD (Now Again) CD version. Sykes, O.T. "First Love" LP (Everland) Reissue of O.T. Sykes's First Love, originally released in 1981. Well respected and very soulful LP from the fondly called "Singing Dentist". True soul music, written, played and produced by Jeffrey Singleton, plus the cream of the rich music scene in Memphis, TN.
Ayler, Albert "Bells" LP (ESP-Disk) Reissue of Albert Ayler's Bells, recorded live at Town Hall, New York City, May 1, 1965, and originally released that year. The original release left the B-side blank; here, it contains the tune "Vibrations," recorded at Variety Arts Studio, New York City, July 10, 1964, and first released in error on one '60s pressing of Spiritual Unity. 180-gram opaque white vinyl. Ayler, Albert "New York Eye and Ear Control" LP (ESP-Disk) Originally released in 1966. Tenor saxophonist Albert Ayler leads an all-star sextet (which also includes trumpeter Don Cherry, altoist John Tchicai, trombonist Roswell Rudd, bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Sunny Murray) on two lengthy jams. The music is fiery but with enough colorful moments to hold one's interest throughout. Descendants Of Mike And Phoebe, The "A Spirit Speaks" LP (Everland Jazz) Reissue of The Descendants Of Mike And Phoebe's A Spirit Speaks, originally released in 1974. '70s soul jazz -- an early fusion record combining elements from jazz, gospel, soul and blues. Features the clear soprano voice of A. Grace Lee Mims and Bill Lee, father of filmmaker Spike Lee. Descendants of Mike & Phoebe "A Spirit Speaks" LP (Pure Pleasure) Reissue of The Descendants Of Mike And Phoebe's A Spirit Speaks, originally released in 1974. '70s soul jazz -- an early fusion record combining elements from jazz, gospel, soul and blues. Features the clear soprano voice of A. Grace Lee Mims and Bill Lee, father of filmmaker Spike Lee. Gordon, John "Erotica Suite" LP (Everland Jazz) Official reissue of John Gordon's Erotica Suite, originally released in 1978. Features James Spaulding, John Miller, Waymond Reed, Lyle Atkinson, and Frank Derrick. One of the rarest albums on Strata-East Records. Plummer, Bill & The Cosmic Brotherhood "s/t" LP (Captain High) Reissue of Bill Plummer & The Cosmic Brotherhood, originally released in 1968. Already an accomplished jazz bassist at the time of the album's release, Bill Plummer turned heads on The Cosmic Brotherhood with heavy Eastern and psychedelic influences that challenged contemporary ideas about jazz. Original compositions colored by striking sitar sounds, rhythmic chanting, and melodic improvisation, alongside songs by The Byrds and Burt Bacharach. Skandrani, Mustapha "Istikhbars and Improvisations" LP (EM Records) A luminary of Algerian music, Skandrani created a distinctive fusion of Arabo-Andalusian and European styles. "Istikhbars and Improvisations", recorded in 1965 in Paris, is a solo piano album presenting a trans-Mediterranean crossover based on traditional Algerian vocal pieces known as Istikhbars. Playing these istikhbars on the piano, that quintessentially European instrument, Skandrani was greeted with derision by some purists. Skandrani's powerful musical vision, however, perceives the European element involved in Arabo-Andalusian musical culture, a world of exchange and co-existence, and his decision to play this music on the piano reminds us of this European influence. Sun Ra "My Brother the Wind (Expanded)" LP (Cosmic Myth) My Brother the Wind, Vol. 1 captures Afrofuturist visionary Sun Ra's initial 1969 encounter with the Moog synthesizer. The album has been meticulously remastered from archival session tapes and includes rare and previously unreleased studio material.
Burnin Beat Featuring Olive Masinga "It's Hot" 12" (Afrosynth) In demand massive South African disco gem from 1979. Now reissued for the first time on the Afrosynth Records imprint.
45 Grave "Sleep In Safety" LP (Real Gone Music) Limited green colored vinyl LP pressing housed in a gatefold sleeve. Formed from putrefying remnants of The Germs, The Consumers, The Bags, The Gun Club, and The Screamers among other L.A. punk outfits, 45 Grave were arguably the first American Goth/deathrock band and inarguably one of the best. GBH "Momentum" LP (Hellcat) Clear red vinyl. Slow "Against The Glass" LP (Artofact) Formed in the mid-80s in Vancouver, and releasing only one album and one 7" on Zulu Records, the band has consistently been called one of the most influential punk rock bands in Canada and forerunners of the Seattle grunge scene. This is the first-ever official reissue of Slow's only album, complete with both tracks from the first 7". Pressed on blue/pink vinyl. Suicide "First Rehearsal Tapes" LP (Superior Viaduct) On Suicide's First Rehearsal Tapes, recorded in 1975, Alan Vega and Martin Rev create minimalist aural structures, traces of which would surface on their eponymous debut album, released on the Red Star label in late 1977.
Conan "Man is Myth" LP (Napalm) Danzig "Black Laden Crown" LP Season of Mist Limited edition Danzig "Black Laden Crown" Black Friday Pic Disc, limited to 1,000 worldwide Godflesh "Post Self" CD (Shellshock) CD version. Sacred Reich "Ignorance" CD (Metal Blade) For the first time ever with the original artwork, Sacred Reich's classic Ignorance album is available as a special 30th Anniversary digipak CD re-issue. Remastered with bonus tracks.
PROG / PSYCH
Causa Sui " Vibraciones Doradas" LP (El Paraiso) Causa Sui filter vintage Sabbath-isms through post-modern ethos. In contrast to the stoner/doom scenes, Causa Sui manage to be weighty and peaceful at the same, channeling John Bonham grooves, Can-esque freeform ecstasy, Popol Vuh, Palm Desert stoner rock, and a Sonic Youth sludge-metal that never was. First International Sex Opera Band, The "Anita" LP (Golden Pavillion) Originally available only in sex shops in the Netherlands, this is one of the rarest psychedelic LP's ever to be recorded in Europe. Fast-paced free-jazz-rock with intense drumming and joyful screaming, somewhat reminiscent of Can's Tago Mago. Highly recommended to fans of Can, Agitation free, Brainticket, Magma, J.a.Caesar, Ceremony "People", Vampyros lesbos, Staff carpenborg & the electric corona & Hairy Chapter. Goblin "Volo" LP (AMS) First vinyl reissue of this 1982 Goblin classic.
Flynt, Henry "You Are My Everlovin" CD (Superior Viaduct) Philosopher, musician and anti-art activist, Henry Flynt has long foregone the academicism often associated with "serious music" in favor of a uniquely intuitive, emotional approach to composition. In the 1960s and 1970s he was a part of NYC's vibrant avant-garde scene, studying with Hindustani singer Pandit Pran Nath and developing his own proprietary technique on violin. You Are My Everlovin', Flynt's first published musical work, finds the composer in peak form at a lower Manhattan loft in late spring 1981. Featuring solo electric violin and pre-recorded tambura, this sinuous performance elegantly brings together disparate vernaculars-Southern blues, modal jazz, Appalachian fiddle, North Indian raga-into a new and bracing whole. As Flynt writes in the liner notes, "The electric violin timbre is crucial; it allows me to crush the diverse styles into a unity. I imagined the genre as open, radiant improvisation...an open plain that could absorb anything." Incorporating themes and melodic phrases from his earlier work, Everlovin' becomes Flynt's own Gesamtkunstwerk-a work that is at once rooted in and liberated by the drone, revealing the profound mutability and utter singularity of this American iconoclast. Libaek, Sven "The Music Of Sven Libaek" LP (Votary) Compiled here is a collection of soundtrack themes composed for various early 1960s documentary and public information films produced by the Australian Newsreel Company Cinesound. All pieces were composed in the short few years after Libaek immigrated to Australia and were first recorded prior to his landmark score to Vince Serventy's television series Nature Walkabout (1966). Reminiscent of future Libaek documentary soundtracks, To Ride A White Horse (1968) and of course the now legendary score to Ron And Valerie Taylor's Inner Space (1973), it is on this compilation that we first witness the unique elements that make his music so alluring, the inception of a refined jazz modernist with a wonderful pop sensibility. Parmegiani, Bernard "Rock" LP (Transversales Disques) The first release by Transversales, a French label based in Paris founded by Sebastien Rosat and Jonathan Fitoussi, is the original soundtrack of the film Rock, composed in 1982 by Bernard Parmegiani (1927-2013). Parmegiani was a major figure of electro acoustic music and member of the historic GRM (Groupe de Recherches Musicales). On listening to Rock, one is reminded of John Carpenter or François de Roubaix: a work which mixes the sounds of the TR-808 drum-machine, Synthi AKS, Farfisa organ, and Clavinet. Ueno, Takashi "Smoke Under The Water" CD (Room40) Smoke Under The Water is a beautiful record from Tokyo guitarist, Ueno Takashi. With a close attention to detail and unique ability to create harmonic richness, on Smoke Under The Water, the lushness of Takashi's playing meets head on with his minimalist compositional heart. Takashi is a member of the Tenniscoats, and recently started the project Off Strings with Vice Japan where he interviews leading Japanese guitarists. Yoshimura, Hiroshi "Music From Nine Postcards" CD (Empire Of Sun) Reissue of Yoshimura's debut for the first time outside Japan. Despite his status as a key figure in the history of Japanese ambient music, Hiroshi Yoshimura remains tragically under-known outside of his home country. His sound works took on many forms - commissioned fashion runway scores, soundtracking perfume, soundscapes for pre-fab houses, and train station sound design. His work strived for serenity as an ideal, and this approach can be felt strongly on Music for Nine Post Cards.
Adamson, Barry + Pan Sonic + The Hafler Trio "The Hymn Of The 7th Illusion" LP (Cold Spring Records) Pan Sonic, arranged and edited by Barry Adamson, with an additional re-arrangement by The Hafler Trio. Here, Barry Adamson and Pan Sonic have composed a 12-minute music piece that is performed by the Hljomeyki Choir and Pan Sonic. First time vinyl release; Originally released on CD by Icelandic label Kitchen Motors in 2001. Baker, Aidan / Simon Goff / Thor Harris "Noplace" LP (Gizeh) Improvised collaboration between Aidan Baker (Nadja, Caudal, B/B/S/), Simon Goff (Molecular, Bee & Flower), and Thor Harris (Swans, Shearwater, Thor & Friends). A hypnotic and deep listen. Kinetic rhythms pulsate throughout whilst the guitar and violin jostle and weave around the metronomic beats, creating a cathartic and all-encompassing experience. Comelade, Pascal "Paralelo" 2xLP + CD LP (Because Music) First reissue of Pascal Comelade's Paralelo, originally released in 1980. Auto-produced on his own label Parasite, Comelade mainly uses one instrument for all parts of the album: an EMS/AKS synthesizer. Recorded on K7 and 2-track tape recorder Revox A77, Paralelo is the most representative album from Pascal Comelade's electronic times (1974/1981). Features a vocal loop from English composer Gavin Bryars. This reissue comes as double-LP, and features extended material including an extracted 1978 recording and a recording with David Cunningham. Gatefold sleeve; Includes CD. Haino, Keiji / Jim O'Rourke / Oren Ambarchi "This Dazzling, Genuine "Difference" Now Where Shall It Go?" LP (Black Truffle) Black Truffle presents the eighth full-length release from the trio of Keiji Haino, Jim O'Rourke, and Oren Ambarchi. Over the course of four LP sides, the October 2014 concert documented here ranges from rock power trio dynamics to maelstroms of analog electronics. Jones, Alan F. & Derek Rogers "Cedars" CD (Sedimental) Cedars is a document of a live performance in May of this year in Dallas, Texas in the "listening room" of Full City Roosters. It is a remarkable collaboration between AF Jones and Derek Rogers, both significant players independently in the US experimental electronic music scene. Konstrukt & Keiji Haino "A Philosophy Warping, Little By Little That Way Lies A Quagmire" LP (Karlrecords) Turkish free jazzers Konstrukt and the Japanese avant-garde/noise icon Keiji Haino present their first collaboration album. Konstrukt's "acerbic razor-edged sound" (Mark Corroto, All About Jazz) and Haino's unmistakable voice/guitar explosions, there's also some real surprises... Nash, Johnny / Lindsay Todd "Fauna Mapping" LP (Island of the Gods) Jonny Nash (Gaussian Curve, Melody As Truth) and Firecracker's Lindsay Todd get barefoot and turn out a stunner of an LP with Fauna Mapping. The pair gathered a library of found sounds which they took back to a studio space to be stretched, mangled, and manipulated alongside a variety of electronic and acoustic instruments. Over the course of twelve compositions, the pair avoid well-trodden clichés of the "exotic" and instead attempting to achieve a personal interpretation of the flora, fauna, and climate of the island. Ninos Du Brasil "Animais Soar O Alarme" 12" (Bunker New York) Ninos Du Brasil is Nico Vascellari and Nicolò Fortuni. Invoking the power of a stampeding herd of mythical beasts, the Animais Soar O Alarme 12" is a carnivalesque dancefloor exploration that highlights Ninos Du Brasil's unbridled percussive sound. NSRD "s/t" 12" (Stroom) Maxi 12" of danceable tracks by NSRD, best known as a Latvian avant-garde, postmodern, experimental, and underground music group active in the '80s. Russell, Aaron "Red Guitar" CD (Sedimental) New album from guitarist of The Weird Weeds. Red Guitar consists of a series of seven compositions for fingerpicked electric guitar, all recorded with the same (red) guitar and amp. Throbbing Gristle "20 Jazz Funk Greats" LP (Mute) Limited edition green colored vinyl LP pressing. The impetus for the record apparently came about from Genesis P-Orridge's mum's request that the band record something "nice". The tame cover photo shows the nattily dressed band - white disco jacket, comfy slacks, mini-skirt - stood amid flowers on a clifftop. The chosen scene of natural beauty was Beachy Head, a notorious suicide spot. 20 Jazz Funk Greats' cheerful breaching of lounge jazz and disco contains some of the band's prettiest moments on songs like the breathy "Hot on the Heels of Love". Similarly "Tanith" and "Exotica" are gentle interludes in which TG's usual jagged punctuations are kept to a minimum. You could be fooled into thinking this was indeed easy-listening industrial. Throbbing Gristle "The Taste of TG" 2LP (A Beginner's Guide to the Music of Throbbing Gristle) LP (Mute) Limited double red colored vinyl LP pressing. The Taste of TG (subtitled A Beginner's Guide to the Music of Throbbing Gristle) is a 2004 compilation album by Throbbing Gristle. The cover art is a manipulation by Peter Christopherson of a still from the Pier Paolo Pasolini film Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma. Throbbing Gristle were an English music and visual arts group formed in 1976 in Kingston upon Hull. The band comprised Genesis P-Orridge, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson and Chris Carter. Throbbing Gristle are widely viewed as early pioneers of industrial music. They disbanded in 1981, but the individual members went on to participate in other projects, and reformed in 2004 for a second stint before disbanding again in 2010 after the death of Christopherson. Throbbing Gristle "The Second Annual Report" LP (Mute) Limited edition white colored vinyl LP pressing. The Second Annual Report is considered to be influential within electronic music, being one of the first industrial music albums. Recorded in their rehearsal space and at various grubby gigs onto a Sony cassette recorder in a defiantly lo-fi manner in 1977, the music alternately chugged along like a squelchy, crude cop of the Velvet Underground, or stretched out into malingering new age, like a syphilitic Tangerine Dream. The music is relentless, grinding distortion, only occasionally leavened by vocal samples and percussion.
Dub Oven "Skin 'N' Bones" 12" (Music From Memory) Music From Memory present a reissue of Dub Oven's self-released, 1983 EP Skin 'N' Bones. Pioneers in the post punk industrial and new wave scene in '80s San Francisco, Gary Miles (Voice Farm) and Blaise Smith (Minimal Man), met in December of 1982, and enlisted soul vocalist Celeste Miller for this EP. All three tracks embody a signature groove and an inventive synthesized abstraction to express a languishing urban unsettledness and spiritual awareness. Utilizing analog electronics and instrumentation, the record draws on elements of dub, new wave, soul, and funk to create an uncategorizable sound. KVB "Fixation" 12" (Invada) Like a hazily remembered dream, U.K duo The KVB blend reverb-soaked shoegaze with minimalist electronic production to create their delicate and ephemeral sound. Vono "Dinner Fur 2" LP (Bureau B) Bureau B present a reissue of Berlin duo Vono's debut album Dinner Für 2, originally released in 1982. Among the lesser known dark-electro/post-punk bands of the early 1980s, Vono was founded by two brothers, Norbert and Volker Schultze, in the late seventies. The radical nature of the duo's music, the cold sound and sparse lyrics -- were arguably on a par with the more prominent ambassadors of the genres (Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft, Liaisons Dangereuses, etc.). Given its consistently minimalist ethos, Dinner Für 2 is surprisingly varied. Dark and danceable electro-pop dominates, but spherical sounds and gentler moments are also there to be found.
Call Super "Arpo" 2xLP LP (Houndstooth) Another mesmerizing environment of restless beauty that affirms Call Super's place as one of the most remarkable contemporary musicians working today. Cameron, Dylan "Purgatory" 12" (Texas Recordings Underground) Caron "Shifted Reality" 12" (030303) DJ Python "Dulce Compañia" 2x12" 12" (Incienso) Dreams "Vision Zero" 12" (Subsubtropics) Forest Drive West "Static/Escape" 12" (Livity Sound) Function "Recompiled II/II" LP (A-Ton) Recompiled II/II is the second of two vinyl-only archive releases by Function, which include previously unreleased tracks as well as music that has long been out-of-print. He is a founding member of the Sandwell District collective, holds a Berghain residency, owns the Infrastructure label, and has been releasing with Ostgut Ton since 2013. Future Beat Alliance "Collected Works 1996-2017" 3xLP (FBA Recordings) Matthew Puffett presents a retrospective of selected works under his most lauded moniker. Collected Works 1996-2017 champions an oft overlooked aesthetic in contemporary techno, opting for radiant bliss over darkness and placing the listener in enveloping soundscapes. Includes download card. Heard, Larry "Alien" 2xLP (Alleviated) Alien first surfaced on Black Market International back in 1996, and finds Heard exploring his sci-fi influences in a range of deep and emotive styles. Hypoxia "Division of Trust" 12" (Make Noise Records) JK Flesh "Suicide Estate" LP (Hospital Productions) First ever vinyl edition of Justin Broadrick's crushing industrial turns as JK Flesh for Hospital Productions. The release here combines the Suicide Estate and Antibiotic Armageddon releases originally released as a double cassette in 2016. Greyscale spectrum of brutalist techno, abyssal acid dub, tramadol tribalism, and noxious noise textures. It's an unflinchingly bleak representation of the world described in hard-edged techno and shot through with moments of affective, synthy pathos. Joy Orbison "Selectors 004" LP (Dekmantel) The Dekmantel Selectors compilation series continues a set of hand-picked tracks by London artist Joy Orbison (Peter O'Grady). Growing up, the sounds of garage, jungle, and dubstep all made an impression on him, but O'Grady knows that the roots of this music go back much further. A diverse collection touching on everything from shuffling garage and loopy techno to booming jungle and a number of distinctly British hybrids. Features Toyin Agbetu, Beatrice Dillon, Oblivion, Klein, and more. Kupfer, Florian "[LIES 099]" 12" (L.I.E.S.) Lone "Saturday Night" 12" (K7 / Because Music) Lone puts out a vinyl-only EP of unreleased tracks from his intimate entry into the DJ-Kicks mix series. "Saturday Night" is a breezy bit of deep house with crisp boom-baps and swirling pads that lend it a dreamy, ethereal feel. LSD "Process" 12" (Ostgut Ton ) Luke Slater, Steve Bicknell, and Dave Sumner (Function) are LSD. Originally planned as a one-off closing set at Berghain in 2016, the trio develop their brand of lysergic machine music with their debut three-track 12" Process. Patricia "Autotomy" 12" (Sleeperhold) Powell "New Beta Vol. 2" 12" (Diagonal) The second release of bent, bare bones dance tracks from in Powell's New Beta series. Powell budges bones and buns in seven hot-stepping, curiously emotive permutations that swerve from Æ-style abstraction to pointillist electro-acid. RIYL: Autechre, Aphex Twin, Din A Testbild; all the best oddballs. Sandy B "Amajovi Jovi" 12" (Invisible City Edition) Originally self-released on cassette and a white label 12". Now stands as one of the finest glimpses of 90s party music to ever be blasted at the underground parties of the South African township SW "The Album" LP (Apollo) Terekke "Plant Age" 12" (L.I.E.S.)
v/a "Displaced Soundtracks" 2xLP (Life and Death) Seven years into its celebrated journey, Life And Death assembles its third and most adventurous compilation to date: Displaced Soundtracks. DJ Tennis gives free rein to many of today's most respected dance music producers, allowing them to display their hidden talents as composers. Gathering music from a long-aborted film, the collection stands as another bastion of Life And Death's perpetual evolution. Features Black Merlin, Danny Daze, KiNK, and more. Villa Abo "Straight Forward Acid & Low Bit Swing" 12" (Börft) Villa Abo "Water Galaxy" 12" (Börft)
Attic Ted "Parade Dust Mischief" CS (Pecan Crazy) Hailing from central Texas, Attic Ted is an interactive musical performance artist, playing weirdo gothic carnival musical theater, creepy and funny, utilizing cardboard constructed masks, to create a visual experience compounding the quirky bizarro pop music into a surrealist dream. Sailor Poon "B-Sides and Rarities" CS (Pecan Crazy)
Ahbez, Eden "Eden's Island" LP (Captain High) Reissue of Eden Ahbez's Eden's Island, originally released in 1960. Ahbez approaches the field of exotica music from a different point of view creating an epic concept album about a utopian society living in peace and harmony on an island far away from the modern western world. Trademarks of the prototypical exotica music, beginning with this relaxed groove combining easy listening swing and Latin patterns, and peaceful vocal melodies, with tinges of folk music from around the world. Includes bonus tracks. Baxter And His Orchestra, Les "Les Baxter's Jungle Jazz" LP (Captain High) Captain High Records present a reissue of Les Baxter And His Orchestra's Les Baxter's Jungle Jazz, originally released in 1959. A lush big band approach with a hot South American groove that shows an affinity for Cuban club music, for mambo and salsa. The album is performed by an orchestra of extraordinary talent with an exceptionally tight interplay and still sounds fresh and powerful after nearly 60 years. Includes four bonus tracks.
Moore, Steve "Mayhem OST" LP (Relapse) Steve Moore (Zombi) returns with another hypnotizing new score for the acclaimed action/horror film Mayhem. A veritable portrait of shock and dread across seventy-plus minutes of analog synth tension, Moore methodically crafts pulsating rhythms and penetrating arpeggios that constrict the listener into a deep sense of aural anxiety.
OST "Alien (1977)" LP (Mondo) Jerry Goldsmith's score to Ridley Scott's 1979 masterpiece, Alien. An absolute essential soundtrack for not only fans of the franchise, but of the legendary composer, and of science fiction and horror cinema itself.
OST "Black Mirror: Men Against Fire" LP Invada Ben Salisbury & Geoff Barrow return to score a new episode 'Men Against Fire' from the highly acclaimed third series of Charlie Brooker's sensational 'Black Mirror'. Further exploring their distinct style as seen in their Ivor Novello winning score for "Ex Machina", and in forthcoiming "Freefre", Salisbury & Barrow's work on this release again delivers a completely unique sound which marries synthesisers with string orchestras, creating a soundtrack which both beautifully and eerily accompanies the episode.
OST "Exorcist, The" LP (Waxwork) Deluxe soundtrack vinyl re-issue of The Exorcist. Directed by the legendary and prolific William Friedkin and starring Linda Blair, The Exorcist remains one of the most important, and scariest films in cinematic history. Features the complete soundtrack to the 1973 classic film re-mastered directly from the original master tapes and pressed to 180 gram vinyl. Includes exclusive liner notes from director William Friedkin, re-mastered audio, old style tip-on gatefold jackets with soft touch coating, a 12"x12" booklet, 180 gram colored vinyl, and all new artwork by Justin Erickson of Phantom City Creative.
OST "Handmaid's Tale, The" LP (Invada) Adam Taylor's emotional, swelling score to "The Handmaid's Tale", starring Elisabeth Moss and Joseph Fiennes.
OST "Les Choses de la Vie" LP (Transversales Disques) The second release by Transversales, a French label based in Paris founded by Sebastien Rosat and Jonathan Fitoussi, is the first ever LP reissue of Philippe Sarde's Les Choses De La Vie, originally released in 1970.
Friday, November 17th
POP / ROCK
Apples In Stereo "Her Wallpaper Reverie" LP (Yep Roc) Offering a deeper trip into the psychedelic side of their Beatles/Beach Boys-inspired brand of pop, eight of the 15 tracks are musical interludes that bind the album together. Baths "Romaplasm" Indie-Exclusive Color Vinyl LP/CD (Anticon) The 3rd album from Will Wiesenfeld's Baths project. Less outwardly grim than the darker half of the last Baths LP but twice as bittersweet. Romaplasm re-imagines approachable electronic pop songs as pieces of scaffolding that can be lived in, expanded and retracted, or torn down entirely. Bitchin Bajas "Bajas Fresh" 2xLP/2xCS (Drag City) New double LP from contemporary psychedelic electronic group. Bonnie Prince Billy "Wolf Of the Cosmos" LP/CD (Drag City) Will Oldham continues his prodigious year of covers with Wolf of the Cosmos, a full cover album of singer/songwriter Susanna's haunting and minimal 2007 album Sonata Mix Dwarf Cosmos. Charly Bliss "Soft Serve" 7" (Barsuk) New 7" from New York indie pop group. Chill Russell "Know What I Need / Answers" 7" New single from Austin alt-rock band. Eno, Brian "Before and After Science" LP (Astralwerks) Single LP reissue now available. Eno, Brian "Taking Tiger Mountain" LP (Astralwerks) Single LP reissue now available. Fujiya & Miyagi "Transparent Things" LP (Impossible Objects of Desire) Reissue of 2006 album. Fujiya & Miyagi aren't Japanese; they just want to be. But while Nippon culture may be this Brighton, England trio's first love, musically they're doing for 70s krautrock and motorik what the DFA did for early 80s electro. Gainsbourg, Charlotte "Rest" CD (Atlantic) The first new release for the London-based actress/singer in six years features contributions from Paul McCartney, Daft Punk's Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, Connan Mockasin, Owen Pallett, and Sebastian. Golden Boys, The "Better Than Good Times" LP (12XU) New sixth full-length from the Austin based power rock band. Punk in spirit, rifling through dirty R&B, outlaw country, and vintage pop, Austin's the Golden Boys embody every great idiom of rock & roll. Kicking Giant "Halo" LP (Drawing Room) First vinyl issue of Kicking Giant's debut, previously a CD-only release. Centered on Rachel's self-styled stand-up drum kit and Tae's guitar; at times delicate then careening into a fevered squall-the band developed an intensely innovative sound that documented their balancing compulsions. The song selection wildly fluctuates from melodic-punk to anarchic, experimental abstraction to delicate ballads. In between there are lo-fi, 4-track experiments, an appearance by celebrated artist, Nikki McClure, a dreamlike cover of a Gershwin tune, layered guitar noise graffiti, and a bona fide punk anthem thrown in for good measure. Luna "A Place of Greater Safety" 10" (Double Feature) A Sentimental Education features songs by some musicians with whom Luna has worked or shared the stage and studio in the past. A modest, simply produced and sufficiently hermetic offering, the album resembles what many indie bands must have created in bedrooms and garages, on tape as demos. Pete International Airport "Safer With The Wolves..." LP (A Recordings) A meticulously crafted psych rock journey into the dark heart of electronica. Guest singers and collaborators include Robert Levon Been (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club), Jason Sebastian Russo (Hopewell, Mercury Rev), Jeremy Sherrer (The Dandy Warhols, Modest Mouse, The Shins), and more. Two 180 gram colored vinyl variants are available, neon orange or pink, each limited to 500. Portugal the Man "Church Mouth" LP Fearless Records Reissue of their second album, originally released in 2007. Portugal the Man "Waiter: 'You Vultures!' LP (Fearless Records) Reissue of their 2006 debut. Sea and Cake "Everybody" LP (Thrill Jockey) Sam Prekop and friends continue down the exact same road they've been on for 13 years now, still finding small gems along the way. Sea And Cake "The Moonlight Butterfly" LP (Thrill Jockey) Now available on vinyl. Shacks, The "S/T" 10"/CD (Big Crown) Debut EP from this duo compared to 90's indie icons like Mazzy Star, Jesus and Mary Chain, and Broadcast. Slow Meadow "Costero" LP (Hammock) Sophomore album from multi-instrumentalist Matt Kidd, who writes pastoral, deeply felt compositions as Slow Meadow. A spare and wistful collection of sketches for piano and string quartet, yet also immutably lush: One can hear in Kidd's soft focus motifs connections to contemporary minimalists such as Goldmund and Nils Frahm just as easily as the Romantic-era lions Satie and Chopin.
Blige, Mary J. "What's The 411" 2LP (Motown Records) Reissue of her debut, originally released in 1992. Lil Uzi Vert "Luv is Rage 2" (Explicit) (Deluxe Edition) CD The Philadelphia rapper flaunts a vision and fashion sense just as loud as his futuristic trap sound and dynamic voice. Mensa, Vic "The Autobiography" LP (Roc Nation) Limited double white vinyl LP pressing. His 2017 debut major label album. The Autobiography has an interesting mix of guest artists, including Chief Keef, Pharrell, Saul Williams, Weezer, Syd of The Internet, Joey Purp, The-Dream and Ty Dolla $ign. SZA "CTRL" 150-g Green Vinyl 2xLP (RCA) The great long-awaited debut and now longer-awaited vinyl release from the Jersey singer is an opulent, raw R&B album that constantly tests the borders of the genre. SZA is the full package in terms of artistry: killer singing and songwriting abilities with a distinct perspective on life, love and destiny -- yet another example of how some of the most interesting, complex, sophisticated art being made today is being made by R&B artists. CTRL is craft in action, a uniquely excellent album from a uniquely excellent artist. Features guest appearances from James Fauntleroy, Kendrick Lamar, Isaiah Rashad, and Travis Scott, and more.
Dylan, Bob "Saved" LP (Legacy) Saved is the twentieth studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, originally released on June 23, 1980, by Columbia Records. Saved was the second album of Dylan's "Christian trilogy," following his conversion to Evangelical Christianity. It expanded on themes explored on its predecessor Slow Train Coming, with gospel arrangements and lyrics extolling the importance of a strong personal faith. Love, Mike "Unleash The Love" CD (BMG) New solo album from Beach Boys member. McCartney, Paul "McCartney II" Clear Vinyl LP (Capitol) McCartney II is the second completely solo studio album by Paul McCartney, and the first since the formation of Wings in 1971. It was released in 1980, a year before the band's dissolution and while their future lay in limbo. The album is a significant departure for McCartney, as much of it relies heavily on synthesizers and studio experimentation. 180g vinyl with included download card. McCartney, Paul "McCartney" Red Vinyl LP (Capitol) Debut album from Paul McCartney. Apart from wife Linda's vocal contributions, McCartney performed the entire album by himself, playing every instrument. Including the monumental track 'Maybe I'm Amazed,' the album held the number one position for three weeks on the US Billboard 200 chart and peaked at number 2 in Britain. 180g vinyl with included download card. McCartney, Paul "Pipes of Peace" Silver Vinyl LP (Capitol) Pipes of Peace is the fourth studio album by Paul McCartney using his own name, released in 1983. Produced by George Martin, featuring collaborations with Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder. The album continued McCartney's alliance in the studio with Ringo Starr, former 10cc guitarist Eric Stewart and his last session work with Wings guitarist Denny Laine. 180g vinyl with included download card. McCartney, Paul & Wings "At The Speed Of Sound" Orange Vinyl LP (Capitol) Wings at the Speed of Sound is the fifth studio album by Wings, released on 25 March 1976 as a follow-up to their previous album Venus and Mars. Issued at the height of the band's popularity, it reached the top spot on the US album chart and peaked at number 2 on the UK album chart. Both singles from the album also reached the top 5 of the UK and US singles charts, with 'Silly Love Songs' reaching number 1 in the US. 180-gram heavyweight vinyl. McCartney, Paul & Wings "Venus & Mars" Yellow Vinyl LP (Capitol) Venus and Mars is the fourth studio album by Wings. Released in 1975 as the follow-up to the successful Band on the Run. It was Paul McCartney's first post-Beatles album to be released worldwide on the Capitol Records label. 180-gram heavyweight vinyl. Pink Floyd "A Collection of Great Dance Songs" LP (Legacy) Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. Pink Floyd "Delicate Sound of Thunder Live" 2xLP (Legacy) Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. Reed, Lou "Berlin" LP (Legacy / RCA) New remastered reissue on 150 gram vinyl of Lou's dense 1973 release about a drug-addled couple on the brink of self-destruction. Reed, Lou "Coney Island Baby" LP (Legacy / RCA) Remastered reissue of the 1974 LP, now pressed to 150 gram vinyl. First vinyl reissue since 1989. Reed, Lou "Early Lou: Pre-Velvet Underground Recordings 1958-1965" LP (Andy) Limited repress. Features early Lou Reed groups like The Jades and The Primitives, which included John Cale, Tony Conrad, and Walter De Maria. Reed, Lou "Rock N Roll Animal" LP (Legacy / RCA) Remastered reissue of the 1974 solo LP, now pressed to 150 gram vinyl. Reed, Lou "Street Hassle" LP (Legacy / RCA) Remastered reissue of the forever visceral Lou Reed's 1978 solo LP, which set another high-water mark for himself. This is the first vinyl reissue since it's initial release, reissued here on 150 gram vinyl. Reed, Lou "The Blue Mask" LP (Legacy / RCA) Remastered reissue of Lou Reed's intense & soulful 1982 release, which came out just a few days before Reed's 40th birthday. The Blue Mask is an tough and true rumination on life, love, drug fallout, violence, and being a husband. The whole affair was wonderfully accented by Voidoid's guitarist Robert Quine's no wave like leads. Reissued here on vinyl for the first time since 1984, now on 150 gram. Reed, Lou "Transformer" LP (Legacy / RCA) Remastered reissue of the 1972 LP now available on 150 gram vinyl.
v/a "Tribute to Dan Fogelberg" CD (BMG) Over 4 years in the making, this very special project brings together great artists of popular music in a tribute to one of the greatest singer/songwriters Dan Fogelberg. Guest artists include Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Eagles, Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs, Train, Alabama's Randy Owen, Vince Gill, Amy Grant and the late Donna Summer.
Gantry, Chris "At the House of Cash" LP (Drag City) Back in '73: invited by Johnny Cash to cut some tracks at his country manor, Chris Gantry let loose with a surge of minimalist acid-country/folk (as if the genre ever existed!) This is the first sign of it since then, made all the sweeter by the years - and the weirder. Jackson, Wanda "There's a Party Goin' On" LP - There's A Party Goin' On is an album that bridged the gap between rock and country and was the first of it's kind in the 50's. Strait, George "Icon" LP - Compilation album by American country music artist George Strait. It was originally released on CD in 2011.
SOUL / FUNK / R&B
Jones, Sharon & the Dap-Kings "Soul of a Woman" LP/CD/3xCD (Daptone) Vinyl LP pressing includes digital download. Their final studio album is a lush, orchestral masterpiece. A true testament to the life and career of Daptone's fearless leader and one of the world's greatest performers. Soul of a Woman features eleven songs which reveal that the emotion, dynamics, and drama of Jones' voice remained at full power until her final days. Available on black or indie-exclusive red vinyl.
McCraven, Makaya "Highly Rare" LP (International Anthem Recording Co.) Demonstrating a deeply attuned development of the production approach he forayed in the creation of his 2015 breakout In The Moment, Makaya again takes stereo mixes of full band improvisations into his lab to edit, loop, layer and arrange the tracks, tediously constructing a vivid new slate of sounds that tell an infinitely more colorful tale than the straight takes ever could. The rough and raw edges of low fidelity cassette recording combine with the elegance and wit of Makaya McCraven's production touch to make Highly Rare a highly relevant artifact in the ever-unfolding history of Chicago style creative music. McPhee, Joe "The Willisau Concert" CD (Corbett vs. Dempsey) Corbett Vs. Dempsey present a reissue of Joe McPhee's The Willisau Concert, originally released on Hat Hut Records in 1976. Recorded live at Willisau Jazz Festival, Switzerland, October 11, 1975. McPhee is in absolute top form on tenor and soprano saxophones, ranging from the relaxed and confident Afro-conscious feel of Nation Time to areas of more diffuse and textural investigation. Features John Snyder on analog synthesizer and South African drummer Makaya Ntshoko. Includes a never-released bonus, their take on the classic "God Bless the Child". N.A.D.M.A. "Uno Zingaro Di Atlante Con Un Fiore A New York" LP (Die Schachtel) First vinyl reissue N.A.D.M.A.'s (Natural Arkestra Da Maya Alta) Uno Zingaro Di Atlante Con Un Fiore A New York, originally released in 1973. The lone release from the Italian avant-garde group comprised of Davide Mosconi, Franco Pardi, Gustavo Bonora, Inez Klok, Marco Cristofolini, Marino Vismara, Mino Ceretti, Otto Davis Corrado, and Talia Toni Marcus. The album blends a remarkable range of instrumentation and cross-cultural reference -- a wild imagining of the potentialities of modal folk traditions, gathered in the writhing aggressive form of free-jazz. Edition of 500.
Los Panky's "The Complete Recordings" LP (Munster Records) Munster Records present the complete recordings of Los Panky's, originally released in 1966. Inspired by Mexican first wave rock groups, like Los Teen Tops, Los Rebeldes Del Rock, and Los Apson, and Americans like Elvis and Bill Haley, teenage band The Black Diamonds were signed to Discos Orféon in 1965. The Black Diamonds, later Las Ánimas then Los Panky's, produced an outstanding collection of rock and roll and beat music which made them pioneers of the "Hanky Panky" sound and one of Mexico's favorite bands. Released in collaboration with Burger Records. Brahem, Anouar "Barzakh" LP (ECM) Initially released in April 1991, now reissued as an audiophile 180g pressing. Recorded in 1990, Barzakh was the ECM debut of Tunisian oud master Anouar Brahem, and an album that immediately captured the attention of press and public with its gracefulness and authority. Brahem is joined here by Bechir Selmi, the violinist from the Musical Ensemble of Tunis, and percussionist Lassad Hosni, whose earthy frame drum and speeding darbouka would come to be important components of later Brahem recordings. Saz'iso "At Least Wave Your Handkerchief At Me: The Joys and Sorrows of Southern Albanian Song" LP (Glitterbeat) The debut of Albanian group Saz'iso, a group of virtuoso musicians and legendary singers assembled by veteran producer Joe Boyd (Pink Floyd, Nick Drake, ¡Cubanismo!, Songhai) to perform the mesmerizing arabesques, joyful dances, and heart-breaking laments of Albanian Saze music. Recorded live with no overdubs.
Doctor Pablo & The Dub Syndicate "North of the River Thames" LP (On-U Sound) Hauntological dub taking the mystical eastern melodica scales pioneered by Augustus Pablo and applying them to a unique mix of re-versioned cult themes and roots rockers. Doctor Pablo was a key member of Creation Rebel as well as contributing to such canonical albums as Cry Tuff Dub Encounter Volume 1 and some of the early Hitrun Records sides, a pre-cursor to On-U Sound. It is also the third album appearance by the Dub Syndicate. Features the much-loved dub re-rub of the theme tune to classic British science fiction show Doctor Who.Re-cut at Dubplates & Mastering in Berlin. Includes download card with two bonus tracks and sleevenotes by Steve Barker (On The Wire). Dub Syndicate "Ambience In Dub: 1982-1985" 5xCD Boxset CD (On-U Sound) Starting out as a typically loose On-U collective masterminded by Adrian Sherwood, Dub Syndicate evolved over time into a long-term collaboration with the drummer Lincoln Style Scott, a key member of the Roots Radics and Creation Revel. This anthology documents their early years over five discs, featuring four bonus tracks from the original albums and an entire disc of unreleased dubs: The Pounding System (1982) , One Way System (1983), North Of The River Thames (1984) w/ Dr Pablo, Tunes From The Missing Channel (1985), Displaced Masters (9 unreleased versions). Plus 24 page booklet with sleevenotes by Steve Barker (On The Wire) Dub Syndicate "Displaced Masters" LP (On-U Sound) Unreleased archival tracks from the On-U vaults! Serving the same purpose as the recent Return Of The Crocodile set did for African Head Charge, this LP illuminates the early development of one of the flagship acts on the label, allowing some truly magnificent versions to be heard for the first time. Mostly stripped-back raw takes, they highlight the rock solid rhythm foundation laid down by such incredible players as Style Scott and Charlie Eskimo Fox, as well as three vital soul-in-the-echo-chamber interjections from the late, great Bim Sherman. Essential early-80s dub damage. Mastered from the original tapes. Includes download card and printed inner sleeve with notes by Steve Barker (On The Wire). Dub Syndicate "One Way System " LP (On-U Sound) Originally issued as a cassette on the ROIR label alongside the likes of Bad Brains, Suicide and The Contortions, this second album from 1983 is an uncompromising collection of heavy dub manners and experimental studio soundscaping. Dreader than dread roots rhythms sit alongside delay-baked post-punk instrumentals such as Drilling Equipment and Synchroniser. First ever international vinyl edition, re-cut as a double LP at 45rpm for improved frequency response, includes bonus track Blood Shed Dub from the classic disco plate series, download card, and gatefold sleeeve with sleevenotes by Michael Dub Shore and Steve On The Wire Barker. Dub Syndicate "The Pounding System" LP (On-U Sound) The debut Dub Syndicate set from 1982, pre-dating the involvement of mainstay Style Scott. This features various members of Creation Rebel and African Head Charge turning out a wild dub set, with hard-hitting rhythms and FX-mutated melodies phasing in and out of the mix. Recorded quickly with track titles cheekily poking fun at the contemporary series by The Scientist which pitted him against various b-movie foes. The tunes themselves however are deadly serious, with version excursions on some classic On-U vocal cuts such as Bedward The Flying Preacher and Across The Red Sea, and a continuing commitment by producer Adrian Sherwood to take his love of reggae and filter it through his exploratory and uniquely English approach. Re-cut at Dubplates & Mastering in Berlin. Includes download card with bonus track and sleevenotes by Steve Barker (On The Wire). Dub Syndicate "Tunes From The Missing Channel" LP (On-U Sound) Increasing access to new studio technology resulted in this splicing of dub reggae DNA with cut-and-paste sampledelia. Anticipating the later work of labels such as Def Jux, Wordsound and Anticon, this 1985 album paired crack Jamaican session musicians such as the Roots Radics drummer Style Scott (by this point the instrumental leader of Dub Syndicate) and The Congo's Ashanti Roy with Public Image Limited's Jah Wobble and Keith Levene, not to mention the restless mixing desk boundary-pushing of producer and de facto member Adrian Sherwood. A more reggaefied take on the industrial funk Sherwood was making with Tackhead during the same period, lovers of digidub, outernational sounds and even the wilder reaches of 80s hip-hop will find much to get lost in here. Re-cut at Dubplates & Mastering in Berlin. Includes download card and sleevenotes by Steve Barker (On The Wire). Frightnrs, The "More To Say Versions" [Limited Purple Vinyl/3-D Cover & Glasses] LP (Daptone) New release of dub versions of all the songs from their fantastic 2016 debut album, Nothing More To Say. Shortly after its release a single for "Dispute" was pressed, and like many classic reggae singles, it included a Dub (version) on the B-side courtesy of famed reggae producer Victor "Ticklah" Axelrod. The single was a smash success which in return inspired Axelrod to produce Dub versions for all the songs on Nothing More To Say. This is the result Limited purple vinyl with a 3D cover & 3D glasses. Suns Of Arqa "Revenge Of The Mozabites" CD (Corbett vs Dempsey) Corbett Vs. Dempsey present a reissue of Suns Of Arqa's Revenge Of The Mozabites, originally released on Rocksteady Records in 1980. With a ground base of dub -- in both aesthetic and method -- Suns Of Arqa brainchild Michael Wadada built an incredibly eclectic and imaginative program, touching on flamenco and Irish music, as well an intersection of Indian music and dub reggae. Features the master dub rhythm section of Style Scott on drums and Lizard Logan on bass, and produced in tandem with future On-U Sound maestro Adrian Sherwood. Includes three bonus tracks -- dubs and edits from Hyphen. Suns of Arqa "Seven CD (Corbett vs Dempsey) Corbett Vs. Dempsey present a reissue of Suns of Arqa's Seven, Originally released on Arka Sound in 1987. Perhaps the pinnacle of the Suns of Arqa discography, Seven was in fact the band's fifth LP. Vocalists who contributed unique and onconventional words to the dub stew: British singer-songwriter Helen Watson, punk poet John Cooper Clarke, talk-over star Prince Hammer, and comedic genius Professor Stanley Unwin. A powerhouse Jamaican rhythm section is filtered through sitar, shenai, santoor, and tabla, hurdy-gurdy, and pennywhistle, strings and saxophone, all orchestrated by the inimitable Michael Wadada. Includes five extra tracks not included on the LP. Soul Jazz Records presents Studio One Black Man's Pride LP (Soul Jazz) New Studio One collection of deep righteous reggae, featuring Horace Andy, Alton Ellis, The Gladiators, Sugar Minott, The Heptones, Freddie McGregor, Cedric Brooks & more. While the righteousness of blackness is at the heart of the Rastafarian faith, this collection illustrates how black pride remained a central theme, if not the defining essence, at the very core of all the music created at Studio One Records under the direction of Clement 'Sir Coxsone' Dodd. 18 heavyweight tunes, both classic cuts and super-rare tunes!
Gun Club "Elvis From Hell" LP (Bang! Records) High-quality The Gun Club rarities compiled on a double album. Includes The Gun Club's very first demo from 1981, an on-air recording for a radio station in 1982, acoustic rarities from Jeffrey Lee Pierce recorded in 1990, and live recordings from 1993. Gatefold jacket; 150 gram vinyl; Edition of 500.
Blut Aus Nord "777 (Cosmosophy)" CD (Debemur Morti Productions/Thrill Jockey) Reissued. Blut Aus Nord "777 - The Desanctification" CD (Debemur Morti Productions/Thrill Jockey) Reissued. Body, The & Full of Hell "Ascending a Mountain of Heavy Light" LP/CD (Thrill Jockey) Despite their obvious differences in songwriting, The Body and Full of Hell are unified by their shared aesthetic: catharsis through the manipulation of emotions transformed by visceral noise and fueled by an inescapable sense of dread. With Ascending a Mountain of Heavy Light, The Body & Full of Hell have integrated a love for electronic noisescapes with abrasive, precise sonic assaults into a sound unlike anything either has produced before. Candlemass "Nightfall" 3 CD CD Peaceville Deluxe triple CD with the original album, outtakes, and rehearsal recordings. Cannibal Corpse "Red Before Black" LP (Metal Blade) Red vinyl limited to 300 copies. New fourteenth album from Death Metal legends Cannibal Corpse. Electric Wizard "Wizard Bloody Wizard" LP/CD (Spinefarm) Ninth studio album from Electric Wizard. This six-track, all-analogue affair is the follow up to 2014's Time To Die. Godflesh "Post Self" CS (Hospital Productions) Post Self is simultaneously inventive and classic Godflesh. From the opening track, it's clear that the vocal performance is Justin Broadrick's best in ages, utilizing new approaches ranging from higher tortured screams to truly brutal and barbaric low roars not heard since Streetcleaner (1989). The blue and icy atmosphere of Post Self can reach levels touched on in the happenings of early '90s Norway innovations. A World Lit Only By Fire (2014) was Godflesh's mortal return, but Post Self feels like Godflesh's immortal soul. Morta Skuld "For All Eternity" LP (Peaceville) A vinyl edition of the third studio album by US Death Metal band Morta Skuld. Originally released in 1995, For All Eternity exhibited a refreshing blend of heavy and brutal Death and Doom along with more atmospheric and, at times, melodic elements. Forging a different path from the straight forward high-octane Death Metal releases prevalent in the US scene at the time, this melody sensibility helped distinguish Morta Skuld from many of its peers. Obsessed "s/t" LP/CD (Relapse) Originally released in 1990 and out of print for almost two decades, the now legendary self-titled debut album from doom godfathers The Obsessed once again sees the light of day. Now completely remastered with previously unreleased bonus tracks included on an accompanying download, expanded artwork, never-before-seen photos and extended liner notes from frontman Scott "Wino" Weinrich, this is the definitive edition of The Obsessed's eponymous debut, a true piece of doom history. Old Funeral "Our Condolences" LP (Soulseller) Demo and live recordings from cult Norwegian death metal group whose members went on to acts such as Immortal, Hades and Burzum. Panphage "Drengskapr" LP (Bindrune) The 2nd full-length album from this highly sought after artist on black and blue marbled vinyl. For fans of Arckanum and other raw Swedish BM wanderers. RIPIS "Monolith" CS Debut cassette from Austin-based doom/sludge metal band. Tomb Mold "Primordial Malignity" CD (Blood Harvest) Highly anticipated debut album. A duo of guitarist/bassist Derrick Vella and vocalist/drummer Max Klebanoff heavily inspired by classic Finnish death metal.
PROG / PSYCH
Alvarius B / Sir Richard Bishop "Strange Fruit" 10" (Unrock) Limited edition four-track split vinyl 10" featuring legendary Sun City Girls Alan and Richard Bishop, celebrating Unrock's 25th anniversary. It features the first new recordings by Sir Richard Bishop since his 2015 Tangier Sessions and two exclusive pearls by Alan Bishop, aka Alvarius B. All tracks are exclusive to this "Unrock 25" release. Includes printed lyrics sheet. Limited one-time pressing. Alvarius B "With a Beaker on the Burner and an Otter in the Oven - Vol. 1 Natural Wonder" LP (Abduction) Natural Wonder is the first of three vinyl releases in Alvarius B.'s With a Beaker on the Burner and an Otter in the Oven. Saddle up for a wide, cryptic ride into the inner soul of the Alvarius B. songbook. Features members of Cairo's The Invisible Hands and Seattle's Master Musicians of Bukkake. The most melodic of the three volumes. Recorded in Egypt between 2014-2017. One-time pressing; Includes printed inner sleeve with lyrics and credits. Alvarius B "With a Beaker on the Burner and an Otter in the Oven - Vol. 2 A Mark Twain August" LP (Abduction) 2nd volume of Alvarius B's new triple alum. Alvarius B "With a Beaker on the Burner and an Otter in the Oven - Vol. 3 Heathen Folklore" LP (Abduction) Stranger than the other two volumes, Heathen Folklore might serve as inspiration on how one could start a career in skull-drilling. Askew, Ed "A Child In the Sun: Radio Sessions 1969-1970" LP (Drag City) Ed Askew radio sessions of from 1969-1970, during his honey-dipped Ask the Unicorn days. Stunning fresh performances of many of his classics, and an unreleased song. Cluster & Farnbauer "Live in Vienna 1980" LP (Bureau B) Reissue (first vinyl release) of the first live recording of Cluster, and their only collaboration with Austrian musician Joshi Farnbauer (drums and percussion). Recorded at the Wiener Festwochen Alternativ in Vienna in 1980, the performance's swaths of electronics and noise are a throwback to Cluster's earliest years with Conrad Schnitzler as Kluster.
Bertoia, Harry "Sonambients: The Sound Sculpture Of Harry Bertoia" CD/DVD (Important) Deluxe CD/DVD package containing historic recordings made in Harry Bertoia's Sonambient barn. The DVD, a film titled Sonambients: The Sound Sculpture of Harry Bertoia, by Jeffrey and Miriam Eger, was shot in 1971 and follows Harry Bertoia in performance and interview throughout his Sonambient barn deep in the Pennsylvania woods. The CD contains four exclusive, recently discovered audio recordings. Fukamachi, Jun "Nicole (86 Spring And Summer Collection - Instrumental Images)" LP (We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records ) Never officially available before, Nicole was originally recorded in 1986 for celebrated fashion designer Mitsuhiro Matsuda's Nicole clothing brand and distributed as a limited promotional item. Nicole sounds like it came from an ethereal land where Erik Satie and Art of Noise lived together, a sublimely cinematic listening experience. Includes new liner notes by Masaharu Yoshioka. LP version comes in a kraft sleeve similar to the original promo-only release. Leach, Mary Jane "Pipe Dreams" LP (Blume) Milan based imprint Blume offer two incredible archival works from the 1980s American composer Mary Jane Leach, never before released. Comprised of two incredible works -- "4BC" and "Pipe Dreams" -- this LP is a brilliant entry point into Mary Jane Leach's sprawling body of composition and investigatory work. "4BC" is a work for four bass clarinets, recorded during 1984. "Pipe Dreams", written for, and recorded on, the organ in St. Peter's in Köln, Germany, during 1989, is a structured improvisation, exploring antiphony and the specific sounds of that organ. Mussida, Sandro "Ventuno Costellazioni Invisibili" LP (Metrica) Italian born, London-based composer and cellist Sandro Mussida presents a composition for violin, flute, clarinet, electric guitar, piano, percussion, and computers. Presented in two distinct realizations on this LP, it is a work defined meditative depth and space, built from a focus on transfiguration of perceptual time. Artwork by Mark Fell. Includes a digital binaural download, two visual works by visual artist Rebecca Salvadori, and an original print of the score on transparent sheets of acetate paper; Edition of 300 (numbered).
Atrax Morgue "The Pain Is Severe" LP (Urashima) Urashima compile two cassettes originally released by Marco Corbelli's Atrax Morgue project in 1995: An Expression Of Psychic Masochism and Catch My Agony. The smell of death is saturated in every sound produced by the brilliant and twisted mind of Marco Corbelli in these two works. Greatly inspired by Italian power electronics act The Sodality and projects such as Whitehouse and Brighter Death Now. Comes in a deluxe silver silkscreen on black cardboard sleeve; Includes a sheet with credits and art from first original Slaughter Productions logo (from the first fanzines). Remastered; 140 gram vinyl; Edition of 199. Bianchi, Maurizio "REMS/MECAT Complete Discography Vol. I" 7xCS Boxset CS (Urashima) Urashima present REMS/MECAT Complete Discography Vol. I, a beautiful seven-cassette box set drawing on Maurizio Bianchi's slim output on a handful of limited LPs. Bianchi is considered one of the primary architects of Italian industrial music. Between 1979-1983, Maurizio produced around 40 releases, roughly half of which were self-released, and nearly all of which were conceived for cassette. Stretching across seven cassettes, the releases featured in REMS/MECAT were originally issued on Mectpyo Sounds, M.B., William Sharp's Dys, and Gary Mundy's Broken Flag. Includes: Regel (1982), Menses (1982), Symphony For A Genocide ?(1981), Mectpyo Bakterium (1981), Endometrio (1982), Carcinosi (1983), and The Plain Truth (1983). Produced in a stunning wooden box; Edition of 99 (hand-signed). CoH "COHGS" LP (Editions Mego) The ongoing relationship between Editions Mego and CoH continues with this special collection of works made by CoH over a number of years, released on a variety of labels. Neatly compiled here, a diverse pool of vocalists elevate the otherwise instrumental works of CoH (Ivan Pavlov) into worlds of narrative, the human and the haunted. The versatility of Pavlov's practice is on display, as proto disco, industrial simulation, and pop all come together with the vocalists presenting a wide range of human function. Features Little Annie, Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson, John Balance, and more. Delivery Health "Hard Off" LP (Silent Water) Delivery Health is Giovanni Di Domenico, Jim O'Rourke, and Tatsuhisa Yamamoto. Recorded at the great GOK Sound studio in Tokyo, Hard Off brings the same warmness in sound (thanks again also to the fabulous mixing work done by O'Rourke) and attentive structural sensibility, this time with a more "lyrical" vein. Rippling textural ambiance, harsh interlocking atonality, subtle and delicate interplay to outright rocking jam. Cover picture by Antonio Julio Duarte. 180 gram vinyl; Edition of 300. Di Domenico, Giovanni / Jim O'Rourke / Tatsuhisa Yamamoto (AKA Delivery Health) "Delivery Health" LP (Silent Water) 2015 release. Delivery Health is the highly idiosyncratic trio of Giovanni Di Domenico, -Jim O'Rourke, and Tatsuhisa Yamamoto. Jazz (think early ECM), electronic drones (think Tony Conrad), and the most organic of rock sound fuse in a very special way. Recorded at Tokyo's great GOK Sound, directly on a 24-track tape recorder. Mixed at Steamroom, Tokyo, by Jim O'Rourke. 180 gram vinyl; Edition of 300. Eleh / Christina Kubisch "Split" LP (Important) Important Records present a split LP from Christina Kubisch and Eleh. Kubisch's "Tesla's Dream" includes electromagnetic field recordings from tramways, analog machines, light systems, power stations, airports, banks, security systems, advertising, and the sounds of discharges and activities of Nicolai Tesla's devices. Eleh's composition "Ohmage/Resistor" utilizes a new kind of spaciousness and was composed for piano and Serge STS modular synthesizers. Letterpress printed jacket; Edition of 500. Eleh "Home Age" LP (Important) Home Age is the first proper Eleh full-length since 2012's Homage To The Pointed Waveforms. These three new pieces seek to expose the inherent musicality of pure electrical currents via high resolution Serge STS synthesizers. Packaged in a deluxe gold-on-black, heavy-duty letterpress jacket; Edition of 500. HOROSCOPE "Nature Will Keep Growing Even After You Have Lost Everything " 12" (Ascetic House) Kirkegaard, Jacob & Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard "Descending" LP (Important) Descending is Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard's and Jacob Kirkegaard's first collaboration. Descending is a composition consisting of two movements for room resonance, triangles, shakers, and horns. The recording was made in August 2015, performed by the Aarhus Jazz Orchestra. Progetto Morte "s/t" LP (Urashima) Recordings from Marco Corbelli's side-project Progetto Morte, in collaboration with Walter Piano. Recorded at Corbelli's home on June 10, 1995. Monolithic machines of industrial death that are portrayed in lovingly, grating, and rasping detail. Cold and surgical power electronics inspired by death, diseases, and suicide. Comes in a deluxe silver silkscreen on black cardboard sleeve; Includes booklet with lyrics (in Italian) and flyer from the first USA concert in 1996. 140 gram vinyl; Edition of 199. Rocchetti, Claudio "Kennedy Pantheon : Alte Meister" LP (Second Sleep) Second Sleep present Claudio Rocchetti's Kennedy Pantheon : Alter Meister. Rocchetti is a key figure in the European experimental scene. An enthusiastic traveler and a deep researcher, Rocchetti is known for creating a strong sonic universe made with fragile melodies and electro-acoustic incursion. Kennedy Pantheon : Alte Meister is a vivid and filmic composition made with field recordings, stolen tales, historical documents and interviews. Single-sided LP. Edition of 200. Russell, Bruce "Metallic OK" 2xCD (Glass Redux) Metallic OK is a two-CD set from New Zealand experimental musician and writer Bruce Russell. Russell is a founding member and guitarist of the seminal noise rock trio The Dead C and the free noise combo A Handful Of Dust (with Alastair Galbraith). From David Keenan's sleeve notes: "massively deformed electronics that sound like swarms of static, that sound like the needle eating the vinyl; radio interference; broke down piano; sledgehammer fuzz... this is the sound of taking a live Stooges meltdown as the keys to the goddamn kingdom and as a secret intimation of the arc of the future." SEC_ "W.H.E.A.D." LP (Second Sleep) First solo vinyl effort for the Naples based sound artist Mimmo Napolitano, aka SEC_. Electroacoustic rumors interact with electric clangors and magnetic object presences all reassembled and digested through his main instrument, a reel-to-reel machine. Vivid and dramatic feelings of this composition breathes the humor of everyday life of Naples. Printed inner sleeve; Edition of 200. Throbbing Gristle "20 Jazz Funk Greats" CD (Mute) Throbbing Gristle "The Second Annual Report" CD (Mute) Throbbing Gristle "The Taste of TG" (A Beginner's Guide to the Music of Throbbing Gristle) CD (Mute)
GOTH / DARKWAVE
Boy Harsher "Country Girl" 12" (Ascetic House) New four song EP by this North Hampton, MA darkwave duo. The Theme, as described by the band: "An isolated "soft crush" kink worker ruminates in her pastoral motel home, while fantasizing about her escape into the blue basement." Nine Inch Nails "Add Violence" LP - Nine Inch Nails' second EP in a year is as perplexing and immediate as their first. This is the second in a new series of three EPs from the band. Add Violence shows Trent Reznor has lost none of his power to discomfit and intimidate. Nine Inch Nails "Broken" LP+7" - Remastered in 2016 on 180gram vinyl with remastered artwork + secrets included. Nine Inch Nails "Deviations" 4LP - An all instrumental version of The Fragile with lots of additional music from the era. Rediscover your favorite NIN record in a new light. Nine Inch Nails "Downward Spiral" - The definitive version of The Downward Spiral, meticulously prepared by Trent Reznor and NIN art director John Crawford. Remastered 2016 audio on 180-gram vinyl, remastered artwork and more. Nine Inch Nails "Fragile" 3LP - New definitive remastered reissue of the band's 1999 3LP release. Remastered in 2016 from the original sources and pressed to 180 gram vinyl. First official vinyl reissue since it's original release. Nine Inch Nails "Not The Actual Events" - Part one of a three EP trilogy of records.
Emo Kid "Gqomtera" LP (Gqom Oh!) Durban's 23 year-old producer Emo Kid presents Gqomtera on Gqom Oh!. Gqomtera provides a comprehensive overview of the sgubhu sound, a strain of South African dance music that has many stylistic parallels to gqom, with the aim of taking the listener on their own "Durban Journey". Features TLC Fam. Includes a download card with four bonus tracks; features Fawell and Mapopo. Inland "Metatlantic" 12" (Black Crow) Ed Davenport aka Inland explores all facets of his diverse sound on Metatlantic. The title-track is a work of driving, acid-laced techno; "Cosinaxis" employs electro beat patterns and IDM aesthetics; "Lagoon9 (feat. Civilian)" is a melodic, Detroit-indebted big-room weapon. Closing out the EP is a remix of "Cosinaxis" by Italian duo 3KZ (Z.I.P.P.O and Kaelan). Mills, Jeff "Planets" 2xCD CD (Axis) The electronic music artist and producer Jeff Mills pays tribute to Gustav Holst's The Planets. Mills embarks on a sonic journey to compose and re-discover our neighboring planets in a 18-piece suite that explores the nine planets, including the portions of space in between the planets, the nine regions Mills calls "Loop Transits". With the French composer Sylvain Griotto, the arranger of Planets, Mills has created an electronic music album easily translated for symphonic and philharmonic orchestras. Perturbator "New Model" LP (Blood Music( New EP from the French synthwave artist. Ploy "Intrigued By the Drum" [Repress] 12" (Timedance ) 2017 repress. Intrigued By The Drum EP sees the London-based producer explore evolving rhythms and electronics. While the tone stays relentlessly tribal, Ploy variates on the theme. Rabit "Les Fleurs Du Mal" LP (Halcyon Veil) Les Fleurs Dul Mal is the absorbingly grotesque sophomore album by pioneering artist, DJ, and label owner Eric C. Burton, aka Rabit. A hyper sensual tableaux of avant-club, future classical and noise composition. Guest vocals from Chino Amobi and Cecilia; co-production by Cecilia and Drew McDowell (Coil). RIYL: Coil, Elysia Crampton, Autechre, Visionist. Artwork by Collin Fletcher; Photo by Lane Stewart. Mastered by Matt Colton at Alchemy.
v/a "Pop Ambient 2018" LP/CD (Kompakt) Kompakt's Pop Ambient compilation series returns for its 2018 installment. Series curator Wolfgang Voigt presents another batch of hand-picked recordings from genre veterans and newcomers alike. Features The Orb, Kenneth James Gibson, Triola, Chuck Johnson, and more. LP version comes with a download code for the full compilation.
Guaraldi, Vince Trio "A Charlie Brown Christmas" LP (Craft Recordings) The classic Christmas favorite is now back in stock.
Hedberg, Mitch "Do You Believe In Gosh?" LP Mitch Hedberg's singular style and absurd observations about everyday life turned him into a comedy legend. Now you can experience his posthumous album on vinyl. Hedberg, Mitch "Mitch All Together" LP Vinyl reissue of Mitch's 2003 stand-up comedy album. Hedberg, Mitch "Strategic Grill Locations" LP Vinyl reissue of Mitch's 1999 debut album.
v/a "Guardians of the Galaxy (Awesome Mix Vol.1)" Picture Disc LP (Hollywood Records) Limited picture disc vinyl LP pressing. Soundtrack to the 2014 film.
DVD & BLURAY
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (Part 4) BluRay (Paramount) Rawhead Rex BluRay (KL Studio Classics)
Friday, November 10th
POP / ROCK
6ths, The "Wasps Nest" LP (Captured Tracks) Originally released in 1995, Wasps' Nests is the acclaimed, tongue twisting debut from the 6th's - the side project of The Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt featuring guest vocal appearances by a who's who of 90's indie rock royalty including Dean Wareham (Luna), Georgia Hubley (Yo La Tengo), Mark Robinson (Unrest), Lou Barlow (Sebadoh), Mary Timony, Amelia Fletcher (Heavenly/ Talulah Gosh), Robert Scott (The Bats), Chris Knox, and more. On white vinyl. Autobahn "The Moral Crossing" LP (Felte) New sophomore release from the Leeds post-punk band. Bird, Andrew "Echolocations: River" CD/LP (Wegawam) ecorded under the Hyperion bridge in Los Angeles's Atwater Village, 'Echolocations: River' is the second piece in a series of short films and recordings documenting site specific compositions. Performed by Andrew Bird and filmed by Tyler Manson in remote and acoustically interesting natural and urban environments, the first installment, 'Echolocations: Canyon,' was released in 2015. Black Heart Procession "The Waiter Chapters I-VIII" LP (Robotic Empire) Bridgers, Phoebe "Stranger in the Alps" CS (Dead Oceans) Now available on cassette Compton White "s/t" 12" (Tri Angle Records) Reissue Confrontational "Kingdom Of Night" LP (Bronson Recordings) Second album from Cinematic Retro Wave Prodigy CONFRONTATIONAL. The tracks on 'Kingdom of Night' sound darker, deeper and heavier than ever before, with a deliberate focus on creating some classic anthems with relentless beats, melodies and a really driving chorus. Dawn People "The Star Is You Future" LP (DFA Records) Death Bells "s/t" 12" (Funeral Party) Their debut self titled EP straddles the legacy of the cold European industrial songwriting of the late 20th Century, whilst paying homage to the sincerity of Australiana, in the vane of bands such as the Go-Betweens, The Chills and The Saints. Death Bells "Standing At The Edge Of The World" LP (Funeral Party) Debut full-lenght LP from Australian post punk group. Escape-ism "Introduction to Escape-ism" CD/LP (Merge) First solo record by Ian Svenonius-of groups The Make-Up, Chain & the Gang, The Nation of Ulysses, XYZ, Weird War, etc. and author of underground bestsellers such as The Psychic Soviet, Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock 'n' Roll Group, and Censorship Now! Exploded View "Summer Came Early" 12" (Sacred Bones Records) Folds, Ben "Supersunnyspeedgraphic" LP (Analog Spark) Limited reissue of the compilation originally released in 2006. The album's name is taken from Folds' EPs Super D, Sunny 16 and Speed Graphic. Re-mixed music from those EPs make up the majority of the album, alongside a cover of the Dr. Dre track "Bitches Ain't Shit", the song "Bruised" from The Bens, and the reprise version of "Still" from the Over the Hedge soundtrack. Gun Outfit "Out of Range" CD/LP (Paradise of Bachelors) New fifth full-length release for the now Los Angeles-based zoned out dust rock quintet led by Carrie Keith and Dylan Sharp. Out of Range was inspired in part by classical and post-modern mythologies; from Bruegel the Elder to Samuel Beckett, delivered with delicate sonic weirdness. Howard Hello "Election Year" CD/LP (Temporary Residence) No Doubt "S/T" LP (Interscope) New limited 180gm reissue of the self-titled debut studio album by the alt-rock/ska band, originally released in 1992. Oceansize "Effloresce" 2LP (Beggars Banquet) Reissue of the 2003 debut album from the British progressive rock band. Olsen, Angel "Phases" CD/LP (Jagjaguwar) Collections of odds & ends from one of the most critically lauded songwriters of the past few years. From the lo-fi, sparse folk-melancholy of her 2010 EP, Strange Cacti, to the electrified, polished rock 'n' roll bursting from 2016's beloved and acclaimed My Woman, Olsen has refused to succumb to a single genre, expectation, or vision. Impossible to pin down, Olsen navigates the world with her remarkable, symphonic voice and a propensity for narrative, her music growing into whatever shape best fits to tell the story. Phases is a collection of Olsen's work culled from the past several years, including a number of never-before-released tracks. "Fly On Your Wall," previously contributed to the Bandcamp-only, anti-Trump fundraiser Our First 100 Days, opens Phases, before seamlessly slipping into "Special," a brand new song from the My Woman recording sessions. Both "How Many Disasters" and "Sans" are first-time listens: home-recorded demos that have never been released, leaning heavily on Olsen's arresting croon and lonesome guitar. Available on colored vinyl at select indie stores, while it lasts. Oren, Peter "Anthropocene" CD/LP (Western Vinyl) Pearl Jam "Ten" LP (Legacy / Epic) Single LP reissue of Pearl Jam's debut album, originally released in 1991. R.E.M. "Automatic For The People" LP (Craft Recordings) New limited 25th anniversary edition pressed to 180 gram. Widely considered to be one of the best albums of the '90s, 1992's Automatic For the People followed R.E.M.'s breakthrough album, Out of Time, and did not disappoint. Rateliff, Nathaniel "Live at Red Rock" 2LP (Stax) Limited double vinyl LP pressing. The 18-song live album was recorded at the band's Aug. 21, 2016, show, a year after the band's debut album was released. The band was joined for six tracks by New Orleans' Preservation Hall Jazz Band, which is no stranger to guest spots at Red Rocks. Rodenticide "S/T" 12" (Super Secret Records) New album from this contemporary No Wave influenced group. Slothrust "Show Me How You Want It To Be" 12" (Dangerbird Records) The EP is a collection of unexpected and inventive takes on classics by icons as diverse as Al Green and Britney Spears, Marcy Playground and Louis Armstrong. Slothrust is led by quitarist and vocalist Leah Wellbaum, and expressive and fiery player with a uniquely deadpan vocal delivery style and refreshing knack for both depth and absurdity as a songwriter and lyricist. Swift, Taylor "Reputation" CD (Big Machine) The sixth full-length studio release for the pop singer-songwriter features guest appearances from Future and Ed Sheeran. Tennis "We Can Die Happy" 12" (Mutually Detrimental) Vinyl LP pressing. Husband-and-wife pop-rock duo Tennis (featuring Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore) follow-up their critically-acclaimed 2017 album Yours Conditionally with the new 5-track EP We Can Die Happy which is ushered in by the sugary sweet throwback number "I Miss That Feeling." Vincent, Gene and his Blue Caps "Blue Jean Bop' LP (Capitol) Reissue of debut album from Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps, featuring rock 'n' roll music as well as covers of pop standards. It was released in 1956 on the Capitol label. Gene Vincent was an American musician who pioneered the styles of rock 'n' roll and rockabilly. Walk The Moon "What If Nothing" LP (RCA) New third studio album from the American pop group. Ware, Jessie "Glasshouse" LP (Interscope) Double vinyl LP pressing. 2017 release. The British neo-soul singer follows-up 2014's critically acclaimed Tough Love with her third studio album. Whitney "Light Upon The Lake: Demo Recordings" LP (Secretly Canadian) New release of sketches for Chicago band's 2016 debut 'Light Upon The Lake' , alongside an Alan Toussaint cover, and an unreleased track called 'You and Me.' World of Pooh "The Land Of Thirst" LP (Starlight Furniture Co) Reissue of the sole full-length from this 80s San Francisco underground group. Melancholic jangly post punk at its finest.
Childish Gambino "Awaken, My Love!" LP (Glassnote) New single disc version of this 2016 album, previously only available as a 45rpm 2LP box set. Princess Nokia "1992 Deluxe" CD/2LP/CS (Rough Trade) New debut studio full-length from Harlem-based rapper Princess Nokia via Rough Trade Records. This deluxe edition is an expanded version of last year's breakout mixtape 1992, featuring eight brand new tracks which have been fully remastered.
Dylan, Bob "Good As I Been To You" LP (Legacy) Limited 150gm vinyl LP pressing including digital download. Reissue of the twenty-eighth studio album by singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, originally released in 1992. It is composed entirely of traditional folk songs and covers, and was Dylan's first entirely solo, acoustic album since Another Side of Bob Dylan in 1964. It was also his first collection not to feature any original compositions since Dylan in 1973. Dylan, Bob "Hard Rain" LP (Legacy) Reissue of this 1976 live album. Limited 150gm vinyl LP pressing including digital download. Johnson, Eric "Live From Austin" LP (New West) Double 180 gram vinyl LP pressing housed in a gatefold sleeve. Feathers, Charlie "Best of the Sun Records Sessions" (Yellow & Black Swirl Vinyl) LP (ORG) This newly compiled collection of recordings from rockabilly pioneer Charlie Feathers showcases the influential Memphis performer's work at Sun Records (and related labels). Feathers started his musical career as a session musician at Sun Studios under Sam Phillips. His theatrical, hiccupping vocal style inspired a later generation of rock vocalists, including Lux Interior of The Cramps and Tav Falco, who contributed extensive liner notes and photos for the insert of this release.
Williams, Lucinda "This Sweet Old World" LP (Highway 20) A complete re-recording of her 1992 album Sweet Old World. Recorded to mark the 25th anniversary of the original album's release by Chameleon/Elektra - features all-new renditions of the '92 set's 12 songs, some of which have been dramatically rearranged and rewritten. Now on pink vinyl.
Johnson, Robert "Drunken Hearted Man" LP (Wax Love) A collection of the finest moments of the only two known recording sessions by the King of Delta Blues, Robert Johnson. Robert Johnson lived his whole life playing at street corners and Saturday night dances, writing the soundtrack for half a century of rock culture to come. Features all-time classics such as "I Believe I'll Dust My Broom" or "Kind Hearted Woman Blues". Muddy Waters "The Best of Muddy Waters" LP (Geffen) Reissue of this classic best of compilation.
Graham, Davy "Folk Blues & Beyond" LP (Creature Music) One of the most influential figures in the 1960s British folk scene, Davy Graham inspired many famous practitioners of the fingerstyle acoustic guitar such as Bert Jansch, Martin Carthy, Paul Simon, John Martyn and Jimmy Page. None of his early records were originally issued in the U.S., including Folk, Blues & Beyond - Graham's second solo LP. This edition is its official, American debut. Graham, Davy "Large As Life and Twice As Natural" LP (Creature Music) Large as Life is unique in Graham's Decca work. The album's three extended instrumentals - two immersive ragas and a wickedly knotty homage to the be-bop piano titan Lennie Tristano - were the most Graham wrote for any of his Sixties LPs. And Graham never played with a better, bigger studio band. Jon Hiseman, recently out of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, was leading his own progressive-rock unit Colosseum; Danny Thompson was the earthy, incisive bassist in Britain's folk supergroup, Pentangle, with guitarists and Graham acolytes Bert Jansch and John Renbourn. Large as Life and Twice as Natural was Graham's only album from his most important decade to be released in the U.S. at the time; it went unnoticed.
Ingebrigt Haker Flaten's Time Machine "Hong Kong Cab" LP (Super Secret Records) Time Machine is Ingebrigt Håker Flaten - electric and acoustic bass, effect pedals. His robust fingerwork is ever-present in this new collection that explores mood & texture in a bold departure from his usual propulsive rhythms. An outgrowth of his eclectic outings with the likes of The Thing, Atomic, The Young Mothers, Plutonium Farmers and more, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten bridges the divide between jazz & rock with a heavy nod to experimentalism, even flirting with noise, exemplifying the rugged freedom that defines genre-hopping, joining pioneers like James Blood Ulmer, Stanley Clarke, Sonny Sharrock and Bill Frissell. Ragab, Salah and the Cairo Jazz Band "Egyptian Jazz" LP (Art Yard) Recordings from 1968 & 1973, this is basically the Eqyptian Arkestra. And believe me it is bad ass, rocking swinging Arabic soul jazz! Sanders, Pharoah "Deaf Dumb Blind" LP (Anthology) Originally released on Impulse! Records in 1970. The album's title is bilingual: "Summun Bukmun Umyun" is Arabic for "Deaf Dumb Blind". The phrase "Summun, Bukmun, Umyun" is taken from the Sura Bakara of the Qur'an. According to the liner notes, the album is "predicated on spiritual truths and to the future enlightenment of El Kafirun or The Rejectors of Faith (non-believers)". The performances on the album are strongly influenced by the music of Africa. Sanders, Pharoah "Jewels of Thought" LP (Anthology) Originally released on Impulse! Records in 1969. Sanders, Pharoah "Tauhid" LP (Anthology) 1967 jazz album by saxophonist Pharoah Sanders. It is his first album after death of John Coltrane, with whom Sanders played from 1965 to 1967. A graduate of the mid-1960s ensembles of John Coltrane, saxophonist Pharoah Sanders has been described as "probably the best tenor player in the world" by Ornette Coleman and was a major figure in the development of free jazz. On Tauhid, we find the master striking out on his own following the death of Coltrane in 1967 and defining his indelible place in the jazz pantheon. Sanders is known for his overblowing, harmonic, and multi-phonic techniques on the saxophone, as well as his use of "sheets of sound". Sun Ra & His Arkestra "Featuring Pharaoh Sanders and Black Harold" LP (Superior Viaduct) New re-issue of Sun Ra - Featuring Pharaoh Sanders and Black Harold. Filled with plenty of cascading celestes, precarious psycho percussion, squealing saxes, speaking flutes, poignant piano and space chanting. Originally recorded in 1964, but not greeting the public until 1976, this record mainly serves as a historical document and curiosity exhibition, for a number of reasons. First, and most notably, is this is the only recorded evidence of Pharaoh Sander's tenure with the Arkestra, just a year before Sanders' famous stint with Coltrane. Secondly, this record was recorded live during a performance, at a time when Sun Ra was mainly being recorded in studios and loft spaces, giving a picture-window perspective of the monolithic Arkestra performances of the time. Also, to understand the significance of the word 'featuring' on Featuring Pharoah Sanders And Black Harold, consider how infrequently Sun Ra used it and the exact way it had been used. Sun Ra "Space is the Place" LP (Jackpot) Sun Ra's classic title, originally released in 1973. Temiz, Okay / Johnny Dyani "Witchdoctor's Son" LP (Matsuli Music) The visionary Turkish percussionist and the great South African bassist were introduced by Don Cherry in 1969, when Dyani moved to Sweden after the break-up of The Blue Notes. They worked together regularly over the next decade, starting out with Cherry in the Eternal Ethnic Music trio. Recorded in Istanbul in 1976; originally released in an edition of one thousand copies only, on the Turkish label Yonca. The first side features Turkish material arranged by Temiz; the second, SA-oriented music put together by Dyani, opening with a stunning interpretation of Cherry's 'Marimba (Goddess Of Music)'. In a handsome gatefold sleeve, with excellent notes and previously unpublished photos.
Mukabi, George "Furaha Wenye Gita" LP (Mississippi) An almost mythical giant of African guitar, whose reinvention of acoustic fingerstyle quickly spread from western Kenya throughout East Africa, before his tragic death in 1963. Spellbinding guitar lines, sweet harmony vocals, every melody an instant classic, and a life story steeped in legend.
Brown, Barry "Step It Up Youthman" LP (Radiation Roots) Reissue, originally released in 1979. Roots reggae vocalist Barry Brown's distinctive singing style involved wordless slurs, some inspired by the creatures of the animal kingdom. Shabaka, Jamaiel "Armageddon" 10" (Roots Vibration) First time 10" release of this killer roots reggae tune, Jamaiel Shabaka's "Armageddon", with a dub on the flip. Shabaka, Jamaiel "I Am That I Am" 12" (Roots Vibration) Reissue of this rare and killer roots reggae 12", Jamaiel Shabaka's I Am That I Am, originally released in 1986. Spiritual roots on a heavy digital riddim. Finally available again on vinyl.
Blitz "The Voice of a Generation" CS (Radiation) Raw, violent and catchy, Blitz's 1982 debut album sounded like a shot of pure rock and roll through the violence of the English working class. Blitz appealed to all kinds of lowlifes, who finally had a voice for their generation. This new version of the long out of print classic includes three bonus tracks (2 from the 'Carry On Oi!' comp and one from the 'Total Noise' comp). Reissued in a hand numbered limited edition of 350. GirlSperm "s/t" LP (Thrilling Living) New group featuring Tobi Vail (Bikini Kill, Frumpies) and Layla Gibbon (Skinned Teen). Hüsker Dü "Savage Young Du" 3/CD4LP (Numero) Collected here for the first time, and skillfully remastered from original board tapes, demos, and session masters, this collection is an authoritative chronicling of Hüsker Dü's early days. Follow the Hüskers to their earliest gigs in 1979, through extensive road dog touring, and to the start of their partnership with West Coast tastemaker SST in 1983. This primitive stage in the fabled career of Hüsker Dü is presented as a deluxe box set and packaged with a hardbound book crammed full of never before seen photos, flyers, and a sprawling essay with participation from the band. Spread across four LPs or three CDs, 47 of the 69 songs compiled here are previously unissued. Also included are Statues/Amusement, In A Free Land, Everything Falls Apart, and an alternate recording of the Land Speed Record set. Quicksand "Interiors" LP (Epitaph) Their first album in 22 years. Interiors features the band's original (and only) lineup of drummer Alan Cage, frontman/guitarist Walter Schreifels, bassist Sergio Vega, and guitarist Tom Capone. While the album finds Quicksand embracing the cathartic, guitar-driven dynamic of their earlier work, Interiors also takes on a wider spectrum of sound. On colored vinyl while it lasts. Thunders, Johnny & The Heartbreakers "L.A.M.F.: Definitive Edition" 3LP (Jungle) Definitive edition 3LP set in gatefold sleeve with a 16-page 12" booklet. Disc 1: The original 1977 Track LP restored, with the infamous 'mud' removed. Discs 2 & 3: 13 early demo tracks, including previously unreleased tracks with Richard Hell, plus 21 alternative mixes from the epic 1977 mixing sessions at five London studios. Warzone / Cause For Alarm LP (Victory) Warzone "Lower East Side" LP (Victory) Woolen Men "Lucky Box" LP (See My Friends)
Alcest "Kodama" LP (Prophecy) The fifth album from blackgaze pioneers Alcest marks the French duo's ferocious return to the stylistic maximalism of it's early albums while continuing the band's relentless pursuit for new sounds and fresh ideas. While clearly influenced by bands like The Smashing Pumpkins, Tool, Dinosaur Jr, Grimes and The Cure, "Kodama" ultimately reveals itself as Alcest's 'Japanese album', drawing substantial inspiration from Japanese art and culture. Now pressed to picture disc. Amenra "Mass VI" LP (Neurot) Cloak "To Venomous Depths" CD/LP (Season of Mist) Daeva "Pulsing Dark Absorptions" LP (20 Buck Spin) Expander "Endless Computer" LP (Night Rhythms) New album from Austin-based 'neuropunk' group. Heavy Sentence "Protector b/w Darkest Hour" 7" (Night Rhythms) New single from UK heavy metal group. Metallica "Master Of Puppets" LP (WEA) New digitally remastered vinyl edition. Power Trip "Nightmare Logic" PICTURE DISC LP (Southern Lord) New limited picture disc reissue of the Texas band's lauded 2017 sophomore release. Reverorum Ib Malacht "Ter Agios Numini" CD/LP (Ajna Offensive) New album from the Swedish experimental black metal group. Sannhet "Known Flood" LP (Flenser) This urgent instrumental album welds the power of black metal, sludge metal, and grindcore to the structures and orders of post-rock and post-punk. Unholy "From the Shadows" LP (Peaceville) Reissue of the classic debut album from this cult Finnish doom metal act - released for the first time on vinyl.
PROG / PSYCH
Chen, Che & Robbie Lee "The Spectrum Does" LP (Audiomer) New York avant-rock musicians Che Chen (75 Dollar Bill) and Robbie Lee (Baby Dee, Neil Hagerty) create three earthy and slow-moving pieces. Informed as much by various global folk traditions as they are by 20th century composition and improvisation; their "anything goes" approach leads to a sonic document that sounds raw, intense, and freshly exciting. For fans of Tony Conrad, Henry Flynt, Pelt, and The Dead C. Edition of 300. Daybreak "s/t" LP (Out-Sider) Out-Sider present the first ever vinyl reissue of Daybreak's self-titled album, originally released in 1971. Intense and crude garage-psych with echoing vocals, loud distorted guitar, fuzz bass, and organ. Includes insert with liner notes and photos. Fifty Foot Hose "Cauldron" LP (Aguirre) Aguirre Records present the first official vinyl reissue of Fifty Foot Hose's Cauldron, originally released in 1967. Cauldron is the legendary psychedelic jazzy rock and electronic album by Californian band Fifty Foot Hose. Fifty Foot Hose's music leans more towards White Noise, Silver Apples, and especially United States of America, rather than to flower power movement. Includes replica of the original insert.Edition of 1000 on 180 gram vinyl. Shark Move "Ghede Chokra's" [Blue Vinyl w/ White Splatter] LP (Outer Battery) A slab of raging psych straight out of early '70s Indonesia. When the Suharto regime seized power in the late '60s in Indonesia they immediately began to crack down on the alternative culture, with only a brave few willing to rebel, and the leaders of this musical rebellion were Shark Move. Recording Ghede Chokra's (translated from the Sanskrit as the Great Session) in 1973, Shark Move unleashed their psych masterpiece on the world on their own tiny label. From these small beginnings the Shark Move legacy grew exponentially, first within the Indonesian scene, and then around the world with the classic "Evil War' featured on Now Again's seminal Those Shocking Shaking Days compilation. Pressed on blue vinyl with white splatter, and housed in a deluxe gatefold sleeve. Silver Apples "Contact" LP (Jackpot) New reissue of the 1969 follow up to Silver Apple's debut found the duo digging into the far reaches of their songwriting psyches for a darker and more emotionally charged set of songs. Sourced from the original master tapes plus inner sleeve with unseen master tape box photos. Limited colored vinyl LP pressing. Twink "Think Pink" LP MRI Twink was a prolific dude. He started out playing with the band Tomorrow, then went on to play drums for the Pretty Things, then started the Pink Fairies following the demise of the Deviants. After that he hooked up with Steve Took from Tyrannosaurus Rex and made this album. Let me continue by stating that if you are into psychedelic music and do not own this album, then shame on you. "Standing Tiptoe On The Highest Hill" is one of the most stoned songs ever made. Believe me, you deserve to own this album.
V/A "Brown Acid-The Fifth Trip" CD/LP (Riding Easy) Ten heavy slabs of obscure rock. Features George Brigman, Fargo, Cybernaut, Mammoth, and more.
Ciani, Suzanne "Help, Help, The Globolinks!" LP (Finders Keepers) Previously unreleased music from one of the most important and influential composers in multi-disciplinary electronic music, Suzanne Ciani. Milanese librettist Gian Carlo Menotti's Help, Help, The Globolinks! was first performed in 1968 and gained worldwide acclaim throughout the 1970s. Menotti asked Ciani to help create a new approach to the music and sound effects of the play in the '80s. Ciani had previously shown her cosmic cinematic itches with android music in The Stepford Wives and The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981). Ciani's combined roles as an abstract artist and an astute technician are in equal measures here, a rare duplicity which is essential to The Globolinks!. Haigh, Robert "Creatures of the Deep" CD (Unseen Worlds) New album of piano driven ambient music from British composer Robert Haigh. Creatures of the Deep is an underground vantage of a meeting between the musical worlds of Harold Budd and Erik Satie. With a storied musical career that has ranged widely in style - from his industrial-avant-garde works on Nurse With Wound's United Diaries label as SEMA to his legendary ambient drum and bass records as Omni Trio on Moving Shadow - Robert Haigh's work occupies a space between music and mystery. With Creatures of the Deep, Haigh is at the peak of his powers. Among noir, minimal, neo-classical landscapes are robust scatterings of bright reflection and a musical expression that is subtle and elusive yet uniquely Haigh's in its voice and masterful execution. Kayn, Roland "A Little Electronic Milky Way of Sound" 16CD Boxset (Frozen Reed) The premiere release of Roland Kayn's 14-hour masterpiece, A Little Electronic Milky Way of Sound. This truly epic collection is both a major late opus and a summation of Roland Kayn's vast contribution to the fields of electronic music and composition; from glacial, drone-like vistas to violent staccato sequences, the piece's 22 movements chart the length and breadth of electronic music in as comprehensive a manner as has ever been attempted. Edition of 750. Audio restoration by Jim O'Rourke. Artwork by Robert Beatty. Part, Arvo "Fur Alina" LP (Mississippi) New compilation of sparse and beautiful arrangements. Some solo piano pieces, some duets with piano, violin cello and viola and one string quartet. The pieces on this record are all unique to the style of Arvo Part -- deceptively simple compositions that force you to live in the moment you are listening to them. 'In art everything is possible, but everything is not necessary.' Shimizu, Yasuaki "Music For Commercials" LP (Crammed Discs) Originally issued in 1987, Yasuaki Shimizu wrote and recorded this brilliant and inventive collection of short pieces, initially conceived for Japanese TV commercials. This album has achieved near-mythical status in the last few years, which have seen artists such as Oneohtrix Point Never sing its praise. It should be noted that Yasuaki is the man responsible for the wonderful record Utakata No Hibi under the name Mariah from 1983, and reissued in 2015. Strom, Pauline Anna "Trans-Millenia Music" CD/LP (RVNG INTL) New collection of boundary-smudging synth journeys from overlooked Bay Area composer Pauline Anna Strom, containing material originally released between 1982 and 1988 on seven obscure tape and vinyl releases. Blind from birth and a self-described "loner and heretic" during her Catholic upbringing in Louisiana and Kentucky, Strom relocated to the Bay Area in the '70s. It was there she developed an interest in synthesizer music both from San Francisco's New Age scene and contemporary works by Brian Eno, Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze. Highly recommended if you're into Suzanne Ciani, Laurie Speigel or Midori Takada.
Annie Anxiety "Soul Possession" LP (Dais) In the summer of 1983, Annie began work at Southern Studios on what would be her first full length endeavor which encompassed all of her creative assets at that time. Employing the expertise of legendary dub producer Adrian Sherwood to realize this vision, Annie pulled together members of Crass, Flux of Pink Indians, Family Fodder, African Head Charge, London Underground and Art Interface to record her groundbreaking dub industrial masterpiece. Upon its initial release by the unofficial Crass off-shoot label Corpus Christi in 1984, Soul Possession started the avalanche of activity that would include dozens of releases and collaborations with Nurse With Wound, Coil, Current 93, Baby Dee, Swans and Marc Almond. Body Tape "Dancer" CS (Idiopathic Records) Coil "Time Machines" 2LP (Dais) Inspired by long form ceremonial music of Tibet and other religions, where the intent is to lose oneself in the music-to meditate or achieve a trance state-Time Machines became Coil's "electronic punk-primitive" answer to this tribal concept. Largely recorded in 1997 using single takes with minimal post production, these four drones contain every intended fluctuation and tone, along with every glitch of the original - "Artifacts generated by your listening environment are an intrinsic part of the experience." The reissued double vinyl LP features deluxe double pocket gatefold. Deep Cross 's/t" CS (Somatic) New cassette of deep, dark, doomed metallic electronics from the Austin based label. France "Occitania" LP (Aguirre) Aguirre Records present the first vinyl edition of France's Occitanie, originally released in 2009. Savage pulsating drone-rock from France, the trio of Jeremie Sauvage on electric bass, Mathieu Tilly on drums, and Yann Gourdon on amplified hurdy-gurdy. Reminiscent of the early collaborations between Faust and Tony Conrad, their intense live shows are loud, straight, and trance-inducing. Occitanie is a recording of the live set in 2009, with no cut -- A long, savage performance. High-glossy sleeve; Edition of 500. Holden, James & The Animal Spirits "The Animal Spirits" 2LP (Border Community ) Electronics guru James Holden and his newly-expanded band The Animal Spirits transport its listeners to a magical other world with this third album. A bold new set of synth-led folk-trance standards, fusing elements of psychedelia, krautrock, world, and spiritual jazz. Double LP version comes on heavyweight vinyl; Gatefold sleeve; Includes download code. Ken, Sugai "UkabazUmorezU" LP (RVNG Intl) The mysterious scenery that Sugai Ken imagines from his home of Kanagawa, Japan takes unusual shape and form in the shadow of UkabazUmorezU's moon. Sugai's reverence for traditional folklore becomes an intimate, liminal ceremony of interpretative music on UkabazUmorezU and an invitation for the open mind to wander a nighttime world wild with curious characters and strange, serene sounds. Kowalsky, Gregg "L'Orange L'Orange" LP (Mexican Summer) Gregg Kowalsky's first solo album in eight years. Its vivid music-sourced from analog synths and mixed on a laptop-arrives in rays of sound that shine skyward. There are many moods in each track, but the overarching aura is one of brightness and optimism. Street Sects "Rat Jacket" CS Somatic The Austin industrial duo's new 12" now available on cassette. TSA "Home Of The Green Wave" LP (Natural Law) Recent private press out of Chicago by a shadowy figure who has been working anonymously for near two decades. Due to the artist's bizarre distribution methods (packages with no return address, Goodwill dumps, etc), copies of previous titles have changed hands right off the bat for over $100. David Tibet of Current 93 is reportedly a fan of this mysterious artist and has compared his work to Simon Finn's "Pass the Distance" LP.
Belief Defect "Decadent Yet Depraved" 2LP (Raster) Debut album by Belief Defect. From dancefloor to primal anger and self-annihilating noise, to transcendental, ambient escapism, and intense self-reflexive sonic layering - a soundtrack for this apocalyptic time. Cowley, Patrick "Afternooners" CD/2LP (Dark Entries) The final volume of gay porn soundtracks by San Francisco-based musician and producer, Patrick Cowley. One of the most revolutionary and influential figures in the canon of disco, Cowley created his own brand of Hi-NRG dance music influenced by Tomita, Wendy Carlos, and Giorgio Moroder. Lush electronic percussion, soaring synthesizer riffs and low slung funk grooves comingle on these magnificent soundscapes. Featuring 70 minutes of music never before released on vinyl, housed in a gatefold jacket designed by Berlin-based artist Gwenael Rattke, featuring black and white photos of Patrick in his studio that opens to a full color array of x-rated scenes from the Fox Studio vaults. Included is a fold-out poster featuring a handmade collage using photography and xeroxed graphics of classic gay porn imagery and an essay from Drew Daniel of Matmos. Martial Canterel "Lost At Sea" LP Dais One of the premiere outfits utilizing analogue electronics and modular synthesizers. Three years have passed since Martial Canterel's last full length album Gyors, Lassù was released on Dais Records. During this down time, McBride found himself in a state of flux, ebbing back and forth between material displacement and musical aestheticism. His expert pedigree in electronic sound and arrangement bridges the gap created by an undecidability between life at home and abroad - his new album, Lost At Sea, is an attempt for the artist to locate common ground, mutating fable with reality, exteriority and interiority.
AnD "Social Decay" 3LP (Electric Deluxe) AnD's new LP comes from the same hazardous, blasted terrain that informs the work of kindred spirits like Kerridge, Oake, and Justin Broadrick's many projects. However, there is lots of room to maneuver within this landscape of constant tension, and AnD brings a diversity and story arc to their overloaded attack that distinguishes them from their peers. Awanto 3 "Gargamel" 2LP (Dekmantel) Amsterdam's cult producer and DJ Awanto 3 delivers his second full-length album Gargamel. The MPC wizard likes his samples vibrant, his drums wobbly, and his synths sweaty as a Detroit summer breeze. Spread over the course of nine tracks, the Rednose Distrikt affiliate shows he's capable of serving up many different styles and genres in his ever-expanding arsenal. Features Darling and Dexter. Bicknell, Steve "Awakening The Past - 1" 12" (6dimensions) Features three tracks from "Why? + For Whom?", originally released in 1996. "Physical Life" opens with a rawness that is carried through the EP. With tape hiss underpinning the track, Bicknell's signature bass grumbles hold together hi-hats which progressively filter in-and-out over the course of the track. "Natural Vibrations" boasts an erratic and high-pitched 303 sequence that shows a bit of experimentalism. "Fearing The Minds Fears" paints a tense atmosphere. lashings of motorik modular synth are added with little fuss. Finally, "Conscious Awakening" drives the EP to a close with dizzying pace. Body Tape "Box Work" CS (Body Worldwide) Four Tet "New Energy" 2LP (Text) The ninth full-length release for British electronic artist Kieran Hebden features contributions from Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Field Day co-founder Tom Baker. New Energy is a wide-ranging album that connects the warmth of his early work to his latest club experiments. Now available on LP. Heartless "Impulse Model" 12" (6dimensions) Acid-tinged techno lives throughout the EP. Hazy modular sequences, sizzling precision crushed atop of a constant kick drum creating an organic aesthetic. Lindstrom "It's Alright Between Us As It Is" CD/LP (Feedelity) On Hans-Peter Lindstrøm's latest album, those northern disco lights are twinkling once more. Over the continuous stream of nine interlocked tracks on 'It's Alright Between Us As It Is,' he's refined his love of arpeggiated synths, warm and steamy analogue bubble baths and earworm melodies into his most rounded and complete statement to date. Metro Area "s/t" 3LP (Environ) Reissue of Nu-Disco group Metro Area's first and only album, originally released in the fall of 2002. Metro Area was started in the late nineties by then budding producers Morgan Geist and Darshan Jesrani. They reprogrammed their techno-oriented arsenal of secondhand synths and samplers, using novel digital recording technology to capture live instrumentation and prioritized mood over hooks. Remastered using the original source tapes and generously spread across three slabs of vinyl. The 12-track triple LP and included download card combines all the songs from both the original US and licensed European releases, and features new commemorative artwork unique to this edition. Neel "Calcata" 12" (Token) The title track trades in exquisite ambience, with fluid, rhythmic mids, and a delicate interplay of organic and unnatural noise in the high end. The opening shuffling hats in "Re. Vox" cement the release firmly in Token territory, while the staggered exaggeration of a synth line falters between beats and more crafted waves of noise increase the stress. "Bassiani" evokes its Georgian namesake in hypnotic bliss, while the murky bass of "Treja" follows a dizzying theme overhead. Not Waving "Good Luck" LP (Diagonal) The London-based Italian artist's second album for Diagonal is an emotional but fiercely optimistic album of skewed cathartic turned up dance techno written in the midst of these dark and uncertain times. "Where Are We" features Marie Davidson. RIYL: Powell, John Bender, Smersh, LCD Soundsystem. Oswald, Moritz Von & Ordo Sakhna "s/t" 2x10" (Honest Jon's Records) A kind of intimate scrapbook of the startling collaboration between the techno maestro Moritz Von Oswald, and this long-standing musical collective based in Bishkek devoted to the roots music of Kyrgyzstan, Ordo Sakhna. Stunning a cappella and virtuosic komuz and kylak, mouth harp and traditional percussion recorded over several days in Berlin, then deftly treated by Moritz, using Reichian de-synced double-tracking, and discreet effects. Ravishing, rooted, searching music; beautifully presented. Parasole, Anthony "Infrared Vision" 2LP (Dekmantel) Anthony Parasole's Infrared Vision is a display of his love for polyrhythmic drum patterns, post-club sketches, twisted dancefloor gems, and classy, big room-ready tunes. Parasole's music fits the bill for cutting-edge electronic music. Inspired by jazz, hip-hop, Nine Inch Nails, and Prince. Pharaohs "In Oeland" LP (International Feel) Pharaohs consists of Ale Cohen, Sam Cooper, Diego Herrera (Suzanne Kraft), and Casey Butler (Stellar Rahim). The album is filled with irregular rhythms played on peculiar percussion, with shades of Eno's work with Jon Hassell, and guitar lines, muted saxophone, and exotic synthesizers. A mature and heady mix of diverse influences that displays the furthest extents of Pharaohs' musical adventuring to date. Pressed to 180 gram vinyl.
v/a "Killer Tracks from the Motion Picture Baby Driver" CD (Columbia) Collection of highlights pulled from the original soundtrack to the 2017 action-packed motion picture. Includes tracks from The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Young Mc, Carla Thomas, The Damned, Queen, T. Rex and others.
Goblin "Seven Notes in Red" BK (Ajna Offensive) New hardcover edition dedicated to Goblin, the cult rock band that revolutionized the concept of music in film, creating an influence that is felt worldwide 40 years later. The book analyzes, year by year, song by song, the story of this seminal band in all the incarnations, in a fantastic voyage through Dario Argento's most celebrated films and the Italian film and music industry. At 600 pages, it provides a truly impressive iconography and a massive amount of facts and anecdotes never revealed before. Texas Rollergirls Flat Track Derby BK
Friday, November 3rd
POP / ROCK
Allah Las "Covers #1" 10" (Mexican Summer) The first in a series of EPs exploring tunes near and new to the band. Anti-Flag "American Fall" LP Limited 2017 colored vinyl LP pressing. Apples In Stereo "Tone Soul Evolution" LP (Yep Roc) For the first time ever, the band's second album,Tone Soul Evolution is presented with Robert Schneider and Jonathan Wyner's original intended master. Offering up plenty of fine pop music, delivered in such a way that is plenty enjoyable, this is the master Schneider intended for the world to hear and has finally been unearthed for this pressing. This edition comes as a deluxe gatefold release featuring the artwork of longtime collaborator Steve Keene. Babes in Toyland "Spanking Machine" LP (Blank Recording Company) Vinyl reissue of the debut 1990 album from the Grunge/Riot Grrrl trio. Bibio "Phantom Brickworks" LP (Warp) This completely instrumental output presents itself with the weight of a cinematic score, the ambient and drone arrangements looping to draw listeners into this emotionally affecting world of sound. Appealing to diehard Bibio fans eager to see him stretch his artistic muscles, as well as fans of artists like Grouper, Olafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm, Max Richter, and Johann Johannsson. Blitzen Trapper "Wild and Reckless" LP (LKC Recordings) New ninth studio album from Portland's Blitzen Trapper. Campbell, K "Pure Pop for Jaded Punks" CS (Poison Moon) New power-pop-punk album from K Campbell. Casino vs Japan "Whole Numbers Play The Basics" CS (Carpark) Cassette version of 1992 album. Durutti Column "Paean to Wisdom" LP (Kooky) New 2017 blue vinyl repress. The Durutti Column's tribute to Tony Wilson, who was responsible for discovering loads of formative bands, founded The Haçienda nightclub, and was one of the co-founders of Factory Records. Goat "Fuzzed In Europe" LP (Rocket Recordings) Six tracks from the masked Swedish collective Goat's 2016 Europe tour. Green/black splatter; Edition of 2000. Grandaddy "Under the Western Freeway" LP (Friendship Fever) This anniversary vinyl-only reissue features a gatefold jacket and two discs pressed on yellow and blue vinyl: one featuring the original record, as it was intended, and the other an eight-song collection of demos from 1997, never before released. The deluxe package is complete with a booklet of personal band photographs, flyers from the era, and liner notes by Gruff Rhys of Super Furry Animals. Gunn-Truscinski Duo "Bay Head" LP (Three Lobed) Third duo album from Steve Gunn (guitars) and John Truscinski (drums, synths). Gunn's playing, while always truly exploratory and aimed for the stars, takes on a vast and expansive reach while anchored by the foil of Truscinski's textured and expressive backbeat. Hazlewood, Lee "Requiem For An Almost Lady" CD/LP (Light In The Attic) Light in the Attic Records continues its Lee Hazlewood Archival Series with LHI Records final release. 1971's Requiem for An Almost Lady is a personal statement and one of the heaviest break-up albums of all time. There are no lilting strings, sweeping choirs, or dancing trumpets. The arrangements are stripped down to the raw nerve; Lee's emotions are the orchestra here. The listener eavesdrops on a sonic journal of heartbreak. After losing his lady, his record label, and his country, Lee etches his woes to wax plainly stating 'I'd rather be your enemy, than to hear you call me friend.' Hazlewood, Lee & Ann-Margret "The Cowboy & The Lady" CD/LP (Light In The Attic) In 1969 Lee Hazlewood's personal record label LHI Records was flush with major label cash and Lee wanted to make Ann-Margret his next big star. In the quest for a hit, the pair recorded fuzzed out acid rock ("It's A Nice World To Visit (But Not To Live In)" & "You Turned My Head Around,") orchestral pop ("Sleep in the Grass" & "Chico") and a genuine country album cut in Nashville. The album is Hazlewood's truest country album and a perfect example of the genre hopping he was afforded at LHI with unlimited creative freedom and money to burn. Recorded over a weekend in Nashville with the help of Charlie McCoy and some Nashville session musicians. Hazlewood, Lee "Forty" CD/LP (Light In The Attic) Originally titled Will The Real Lee Hazlewood Please Stand Up?, Forty was a different kind of Hazlewood album, one in which Lee just focused on being a performer. In 1969 on the eve of his fortieth birthday, Lee flew to England and enlisted Shel Talmy (The Kinks, The Who, Chad & Jeremy, Bert Jansch) to produce an album and hand pick the songs. Shel picked some incredible songs for Lee to sing and even wrote him a song that should've been a hit, "Bye Babe." Recorded at famed IBC recording studio with cream of the crop British session musicians and arrangers, no expense was spared. Mere, Gilroy "The Green Line" LP (Clay Pipe) The Green Line is a new project from Oliver Cherer under the name 'Gilroy Mere'. Trading as Dollboy, Rhododendron, and Australian Testing Labs as well as his own name, Oliver has meandered his way through the backwaters of left of centre English folk, ambient and electronic music, issuing numerous albums of original music. The Green Line is an instrumental album inspired by the buses that once linked central London to country towns. Michael VM "The Happiest Man On Earth" LP New record from Chapel Hill singer -songwriter Michael Venutolo-Mantovani. Pearl Crush "First Blush b/w Semiprecious Stone" 7" (Poison Moon) New single from dreamy indie-pop songwriter. Shamir "Revelations" CD/CS (Father/Daughter Records) Revelations is the new album from indie artist Shamir. It follows his surprise album, Hope, which he self-released exclusively on SoundCloud, and 2015's Ratchet. U-Men "S/T" 2CD/3LP (Sub Pop) New 2017 collection. The U-Men were hypnotic, frenetic, powerful and compelling. They effortlessly blended The Sonics, Link Wray, Pere Ubu, and Captain Beefheart. This 3LP box set/ 2CD set collects the entire studio-recorded output of the U-Men, remastered, plus 5 unreleased songs, with 16 pages of photos, liner notes and interviews w/ the band. Triple vinyl LP pressing including digital download. Wallflowers, The "Red Letter Days" LP Double vinyl 15th Anniversary edition reissue. Red Letter Days is the fourth album by The Wallflowers, originally released in 2002.
Dylan, Bob "Shot Of Love" LP (Legacy) On-sale at Indie Retailers a Week Early! Shot of Love is the twenty-first studio album by singer/songwriter Bob Dylan, released on August 10, 1981 by Columbia Records. It is considered to be Dylan's last of a trilogy of Christian albums. Arrangements are rooted more in rock 'n' roll, and less in gospel than Dylan's two previous albums. Limited 150gm vinyl LP pressing including digital download. Dylan, Bob "Slow Train Coming" LP (Legacy) On-sale at Indie Retailers a Week Early! Slow Train Coming is the nineteenth studio album by American singer/songwriter Bob Dylan, released on August 20, 1979 by Columbia Records. It was Dylan's first effort since converting to Christianity, and all of the songs either express his strong personal faith, or stress the importance of Christian teachings and philosophy. Limited 150gm vinyl LP pressing. Dylan, Bob "Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 13 / 1979-1981" 6LP/2CD (Legacy) Limited quadruple 180 gram vinyl LP pressing. Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 /1979-81 is the next installment in the award-winning Bootleg Series. Trouble No More - The Bootleg Series Vol. 13/1979-1981 focuses on the albums Slow Train Coming (1979), Saved (1980) and Shot of Love (1981) and the legendary live shows from that period. The live concerts from this crucial epoch in Dylan's history contain some of the most intensely jubilant and transcendent performances of his career. Grateful Dead "The Best Of The Grateful Dead Vol. 2: 1977-1989" 2LP Remastered 13-track best-of pressed on double 180 gram vinyl.
Nelson, Willie "Teatro" CD+DVD (Modern Classic) New release, the CD includes the full Teatro album, plus 7" & previously unreleased bonus tracks. The DVD includes the feature-length concert performance of the album, directed by Wim Wenders and filmed on location at the Teatro in 1998. Booklet includes interview with Nelson and Lanois and lyrics. Features duets with and backing vocals by Emmylou Harris. Produced by Daniel Lanois (U2 Joshua Tree; Bob Dylan Time Out Of Mind; Emmylou Harris Wrecking Ball)
Cut Chemist "Madman EP" LP (The Content Label) Featuring musical contributions from Mumbles, Gone Beyond and Deantoni Parks. The project showcases the envelope-bending progression of sample-based music and hip-hop experimentation in the modern age.
Graham, Davy "Folk Blues & Beyond" CD (Creature Music) CD version, LP coming in soon. One of the most influential figures in the 1960s British folk scene, Davy Graham inspired many famous practitioners of the fingerstyle acoustic guitar such as Bert Jansch, Martin Carthy, Paul Simon, John Martyn and Jimmy Page. None of his early records were originally issued in the U.S., including Folk, Blues & Beyond - Graham's second solo LP. This edition is its official, American debut. Graham, Davy "Large As Life and Twice As Natural" CD (Creature Music) CD version, LP coming in soon. Large as Life is unique in Graham's Decca work. The album's three extended instrumentals - two immersive ragas and a wickedly knotty homage to the be-bop piano titan Lennie Tristano - were the most Graham wrote for any of his Sixties LPs. And Graham never played with a better, bigger studio band. Jon Hiseman, recently out of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, was leading his own progressive-rock unit Colosseum; Danny Thompson was the earthy, incisive bassist in Britain's folk supergroup, Pentangle, with guitarists and Graham acolytes Bert Jansch and John Renbourn. Large as Life and Twice as Natural was Graham's only album from his most important decade to be released in the U.S. at the time; it went unnoticed.
Pucho and the Latin Soul Brothers "Jungle Fire!" LP (Fantasy) First-ever audiophile quality vinyl reissue of Pucho and the Latin Soul Brothers' incendiary boogaloo get down.
SOUL / FUNK
Jones, Sharon & The Dap-Kings "Matter of Time b/w When I Saw Your Face" 7" (Daptone) The 45 debut of Sharon Jones' final studio sessions before her death.
Byron "Too Much" 12" (Best Record Italy) Gibbons, Walter "Jungle Music" LP (Strut) New repress now available on vinyl. Walter Gibbons remains one of the most important and unheralded DJ / remixers in New York dance music history, a pioneer of reel to reel edits and the art of the remix and a tangible link between early hip hop and disco through his quickfire turntable skills developed during the mid-'70s. Pussycat "Le Chat" 12" (Best Record Italy)
Itadi "Inye" LP (Hot Casa) New reissue of Itadi's album Inye. Afro funk and political soul from Togo. On Itadi's second album, he keeps his same unique recipe: a mixture of soul, reggae, hi-life, and funk with heavy lyrics that sounds like slogans. Contains two unreleased tracks.
Blut Aus Nord "Deus Salutis Meae" LP (Debemur Morti Productions/Thrill Jockey) Mesmeric new album from Blut Aus Nord, the great black metal innovator renowned for disdain toward convention. Blut Aus Nord fuses each distinct era of its 23 year existence with innovative death metal, the outsider industrial and psychotropic doom. Bolt Thrower "...For Victory" LP (Earache) Full dynamic range vinyl pressing of the highly sought after LP from British Death Metal legends Bolt Thrower. A brutal slab of punishing death metal, propelling the band to the top of the genre alongside contemporaries such as Napalm Death, Morbid Angel and Entombed upon its original release in 1994. Cannibal Corpse "Red Before Black" CD (Metal Blade) CD version. New fourteenth album from Death Metal legends Entombed "Clandestine" LP (Earache) Full Dynamic Range vinyl edition of the highly sought after classic second album from Swedish Death Metal legends Entombed, originally released in 1991. The record followed their huge breakthrough debut 'Left Hand Path' and cemented their place at the forefront of the early Death Metal scene. Expulser "Fornications" LP (Greyhaze) Vinyl reissue of Fornications from Brazilian underground legends Expulser. Originally released in 1990 on a split EP with the band Brutal Distortion on France's Maggot Records. This time around, the release comes with a powerful remastering and stand-alone 180-gram vinyl packaging. False "Hunger" 7" (Gilead Media/Thrill Jockey) New EP shows the atmospheric black metal band expanding their skills. Paradise Lost "Drown in Darkness" CS (Old School Records) Cassette reissue of early Paradise Lost demo material. Paradise Lost "The Plague Within" CS (Old School Records) The 14th studio album for the very first time issued on cassette. Sepultura "Roots" LP Roots: Expanded Edition features a newly remastered version of the original album, plus 17 bonus tracks. Standouts include demos for "Dusted" and "Roots Bloody Roots," instrumental versions of "Dictatorshit" and "Cutthroat," a version of "Attitude" recorded live at Ozzfest, and the unreleased first take of "Kaiowas." Throane "Plus Une Main A Mordre" LP (Debemur Morti Productions/Thrill Jockey) The second full length from Throane is the most fully realised vision of enigmatic photographer/illustrator/designer Dehn Sora (Blut Aud Nord, Ulver, Deathspell Omega). The album is marked by greater confidence in its ferocity; finding kinship with greats such as Swans, Blut Aud Nord, Breach and Godflesh in hues of grey Doom, Post-Black Metal, Post-Hardcore and darkest Industrial.
Converge "The Dusk In Us" LP (Deathwish) Brand new full-length from the band. The Dusk In Us finds Converge defying boundaries and pushing into new sonic terrain, it's also a natural progression for a band that's long thrived on making music that both challenges and connects. Available as an indie exclusive colored vinyl while it lasts. Haram "When You Have Won, You Have Lost" LP (Toxic State) Debut full-length from the band, following a demo and one 7" on Toxic State. Taking their name from the Arabic word for 'forbidden', Haram play simple hardcore with lyrics sung entirely in Arabic. The sound is agitated and slightly deranged which hints at both Japanese hardcore and classic 80's European hardcore. The songs are driven by a primitive drum sound, melodic guitar work and intense voacls by Lebanese frontman Nader.
GOTH / DARKWAVE
Temple of Angels "s/t" CS Debut EP from the local ethereal post-punk group. Recommended for fans of The Chameleons and Cocteau Twins.
Belbury Circle "Outward Journeys" CD/LP (Ghost Box) The first full length LP for this collaborative project between Jon Brooks (The Advisory Circle) and Jim Jupp (Belbury Poly). John Foxx features on vocals and synth on two tracks, Trees and Forgotten Towns. Brooks and Jupp go back to their musical roots with this release, but there's no weird children's TV or haunted soundtracks here. It's a joyfully re-imagined soundworld that draws heavily on late 70s and early 80s synth pop and library music. With interlocking analogue sequencers, driving rhythms, soaring lead lines, primitive sampling, and its themes of travel and return, the album evokes the eve of the digital era, when "Tomorrow's World" was still an exciting possibility. Marie Davidson & Invisible Church "Whatever Makes You Feel Safe" 12" (Yerevan Tapes) New collaborative release from the French Canadian minimal wave producer and vocalist working alongside sound designer Invisible Church. Recorded in Montreal and Berlin at Red Bull Music Academy studios, for the Italian label Yerevan Tapes. Together they have made an atonal post-industrial EP recalling Mika Vainio, a ghost in the machine featuring Theo Parrish on cymbal. Geoffrey Landers "1 By 1" 2LP (Music From Memory) New double LP compilation from the great Dutch label brings together the works of American experimental musician Geoffrey Landers. During a period spanning from 1979 to 1987, this Denver, Colorado based multi-instrumentalist, composer, record producer, and engineer conceived several solo albums. From proto-house and heart breaking new-wave boogie/funk, to more contemplative pieces and the sunshine-drenched dub/reggae, with these recordings, it's apparent Landers was continually searching for innovative and new forms of expression. SURVIVE "RR7387 Remix Record" LP (Relapse) Four tracks from experimental synth band SURVIVE's breakthrough 2016 LP RR7349, remixed and reinterpreted by an eclectic field of artists including Lena Willikens, Not Waving, Sam Haar (Blondes) and Justin K Broadrick aka JK Flesh (Godflesh, Jesu). These four renditions expertly showcase the compositional skill and rich diversity layered within each track and further encapsulate the scope of SURVIVE's sonic palette.
PROG / PSYCH
Alvarius B "With a Beaker on the Burner and an Otter in the Oven " CD (Abduction) Two-CD version of Alvarius B.'s With a Beaker on the Burner and an Otter in the Oven, includes all 35 tracks on the three LP volumes. Includes a 24-page booklet with artwork and with all lyrics and credits. Brainticket "Cottonwoodhill" LP (Cleopatra) Limited edition red vinyl LP pressing of the legendary 1971 debut album by Brainticket that is widely considered a landmark psychedelic masterpiece. Brainticket is an experimental European krautrock band most active in the early 1970s, and known for it's use of exotic instruments and jazz-inspired compositions. Can "The Lost Tapes" 5CD LP (Mute) Re-released as a limited edition 5 LP box set on 180 gram vinyl. The vinyl issue will come with a 24" square poster and a 28-page booklet with sleeve notes by Irmin Schmidt and Ian Harrison. Ksiezyc "s/t" LP (Penultimate Press) New repress of the reissued defining statement by Polish band Ksiezyc (Moon), originally released in 1996. A medieval sound, rooted in Slavic tradition combined with elements of minimalism and vocal experiments of the 20th century; the alchemy of these constituent parts results in a breathtaking original music, both delicate and sinister, with surreal, fairy-tale-inspired lyrics adding to the inherent beauty, sadness, and madness. Stalk-Forrest Group, The (Blue Oyster Cult) "s/t" LP (Blank Recording Company) First ever release of the pre-BoC recordings, reissued as they were originally intended. Recorded for Elektra in 1968, this was meant to be the debut-album by THE STALK-FORREST GROUP. Though a promotional single (featuring the session's tracks 'What Is Quicksand' and 'Arthur Comics') was pressed and sent exclusively to radio stations, the LP-release never happened at the time. One year later the band would re-emerge as the BLUE OYSTER CULT. fans of that legendary band will go nuts with this vinyl edition of the Stalk-Forrest Group's 1968 Elektra recordings. Stevens, Meic "Outlander" LP (Blank Recording Company) New reissue of Meic Stevens' first record. Meic is considered the Bob Dylan of Wales. Outlander, his sole English language release, came out in 1970 in the UK, and has never been widely available in the States until now. A diverse mix of folk, psych and rock with a distinct Welsh flavor.
v/a "Tokyo Flashback" 2LP (Black Editions) First ever vinyl edition of Tokyo Flashback, the legendary 1991 compilation that defined the Tokyo psychedelic movement and first brought it to the outside world. Originally released by Japan's P.S.F. Records, Tokyo Flashback defined the breathtakingly unique and previously obscured musical movement that had been developing in Japan since the late 1970s. The compilation features some of the earliest released recordings by Keiji Haino, High Rise, Masaki Batoh's Ghost, White Heaven, Fushitsusha, Kousokuya, and Marble Sheep. New artwork and design by Rob Carmichael; remastered and cut by Pete Lyman and pressed to high quality vinyl. Wonderling, John "Day Breaks" LP+7" (Flashback) First ever reissue of John Wonderling's Day Breaks, originally released in 1973. A wonderful set of melodic, wistful ballads featuring some of the best-known musicians of the time. Features Jesse Ed Davis, Aynsley Dunbar, Bernard Purdie, and more. Includes a 7" record with four rare bonus tracks and a detailed insert with rare photos. 180 gram vinyl; heavyweight gatefold sleeve.
Christiansen, Henning "Op.192 Umwalzung" 2CD (Penultimate Press) Op.192 Umwälzung - Fluxorum Organum 1990 Eurasienstab Ist Immernoch Angelpunkt is a previously unissued work by Henning Christiansen from 1990. Comprises two different mixes of Umwälzung that were made for Werner Durand in 1990 to be used as backing tapes for a performance at Ballhaus Naunynstrasse in February 1990. Comes in a mini-album gatefold sleeve. Edition of 500. Fushimi, Minoru 'Hoodoo' " In Praise Of Mitochondria" 2LP (Left Ear) Japanese Electro original, Minoru Hoodoo Fushimi, self-released four albums. Two vinyl LPs and two CDs between 1985 and 1992. Melbourne`s Left Ear Records have selected twelve tracks, for a double vinyl retrospective. 10 tracks from Minoru`s four albums and a further two unreleased tracks from the archives. Unique avant grooves that share something with Tackhead`s ON-U Sound System, Savant`s tape experiments, and fellow countrymen EP-4. Jon Hassell "Dream Theory in Malaya: Fourth World Volume Two" LP+CD/CD (Glitterbeat) New first US vinyl reissue of composer & trumpeter Jon Hassell's 1981 release, back from the past but still in the future, or at the very least the present. Hassell is the creator of a style known as Fourth World, a unique hybrid of music both ancient and digital, composed and improvised, Eastern and Western. Dream theory In Malaya is titled after a paper by anthropologist Kilton Stewart, who in 1935 visited a remarkable highland tribe of aborigines, the Senoi, whose happiness and well-being were linked to their morning custom of family dream-telling, where a child's fearful dream of falling was praised as a gift to learn to fly the next night and where a dream-song or dance was taught to a neighbouring tribe to create a common bond beyond differences. The Semelai are another tribe not far from the Senoi, A recorded fragment of their joy-filled watersplash rhythm was re-structured and became a generating force and thematic guide for the entire recording. Collaborators here include Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois (U2, Peter Gabriel) and Michael Brook. Beautifully re-mastered, with a bonus track ("Ordinary Mind") and liner notes written by Hassell himself. Roach, Steve "Structures From Silence" LP (Telephone Explosion) One of the defining American artists of new age music, perpetually on a quest for silence and the suspension of time in his music. "Structures from Silence" is his third album originally released in 1984, and is his first purely textural album, with a smooth, dark, gentle atmospheres unlike any of his other albums.
Bastien, Pierre "The Mecanoncentric Worlds of Pierre Bastien" LP (Discrepant) Discrepant present a live recording from Pierre Bastien, showcasing his mecanoid orchestra. Around 1986, French composer and multi-instrumentalist Pierre Bastien started creating and building his own orchestra called Mecanium. On The Mecanoncentric Worlds of Pierre Bastien, the Mecanium plays amplified Meccano parts, drums, reeds, rubber bands, paper, nails, and flutes whilst Pierre plays kundi, rubber band, prepared trumpet, video loops, nail violin, and râbab. Enocksson, Erik "Farval Falkenberg" LP (Posh Isolation) Posh Isolation rerelease Erik Enocksson's soundtrack Farväl Falkenberg, originally released on Kning Disk in 2007, giving it its first widespread LP release. Remastered, with new artwork. Holden, James & The Animal Spirits "The Animal Spirits" CD (Border Community ) Electronics guru James Holden and his newly-expanded band The Animal Spirits transport its listeners to a magical other world with this third album. A bold new set of synth-led folk-trance standards, fusing elements of psychedelia, krautrock, world, and spiritual jazz. Double LP version comes on heavyweight vinyl; Gatefold sleeve; Includes download code. Hvide Sejl, Varg, and F. Valentin "Brazil" 2LP (Posh Isolation) New reissue of a collaborative work by three spearheads of Scandinavian electronic music today: Hvide Sejl, Varg, and F. Valentin. Originally presented in a limited run of four cassettes, boxed and with an accompanying book in 2016. The drones of Loke Rahbek's Hvide Sejl project converge with the percussive work of Varg and the largely acoustic work of Frederik Valentin of Kyo. Four sides of uniquely textured summer ambience, industrial rhythms, synthesizer pieces, and piano works. Nocturnal Emissions "s/t" CD/2LP (Mannequin ) Compilation of classic tracks from the early to mid '80s. Led by Nigel Ayers, Nocturnal Emissions was one of the first bands to use tape cutting, avant-garde art, and underground video works to create a stage experience that was cultivated by like-minded artists like Throbbing Gristle and Cabaret Voltaire. In the early '80s, the band creating a twisted funk using samplers and electronic noise, influencing everyone from Foetus to Negativland. Nurse With Wound "The Swinging Reflective" CD (Dirter) Out of print for 17 years, Nurse With Wound's The Swinging Reflective was originally released in 1999. Features Coil, Foetus, Jim O'Rourke, and more. Packaged with all new artwork; Comes in a heavy board, gloss laminated six-panel digipak.
Al Qadiri, Fatima "Shaneera" 12" (Hyperdub) New 12" from forward-thinking UK Bass producer. Angel-Ho "Red Devil" LP (NON Worldwide) New full-length from the Cape Town Post-Industrial/Post-Club wunderkind. Angel Ho, the lesser known part of the iconoclastic NON triumvirate with Chino Amobi and Nkisi, gives the label its brilliant second vinyl release with Red Devil; their 2016 mixtape split in nine parts and cut to vinyl. Red Devil articulates the experience of being queer and trans in South Africa. Black Meteoric Star "The Xecond Xoming Of Meteoric Star" 2LP (Nation) Bruce "I'm Alright Mate" [Repress] 12" (Timedance ) 2017 repress. I'm Alright Mate sees the Bristol-based producer shift full throttle into far more menacing territory. Chaos in the CBD "Zona del Silencio" 12" (In Dust We Trust) Dreams "Not Phazed" 12" (Apron) Giant Swan "Celebrate The Last 30 Years Of Human Ego/IFTLOYL" 12" (Timedance ) Bristol upstarts Giant Swan bring their distinct brand of chaotic noise to Timedance. Fresh from a series of high profile gigs and a feature in The Wire, the duo release their first single of 2017, the most refined work they have showcased yet. The single features two assaults of frenetic rhythmic work outs, gully drops and punky vocals -- cementing their place as one of the most exciting up-and-comers in dance music. Golden Teacher "No Luscious Life" LP (Golden Teacher Music) New album from the dance-punk-meets-outsider-house group. Recommended for fans of Arthur Russell's Dinosaur L, Liquid Liquid, and 23 Skidoo. Hauff, Helena "Have You Been There, Have You Seen It" 12" (Ninja Tune) German DJ and record producer Helena Hauff makes her debut on Ninja Tune after several widely praised releases for Actress Werkdiscs imprint. The EP is a four track collection. J Tijn "Sliema Sixteen" 12" (Bedouin) Four tracks of spooling electro and EBM techno. KiNK "Playground" 3xLP LP (Running Back) Strahil Velchev, recording and playing live under the KiNK alias, is one of finest purveyors of funk in techno and house. Avant-garde soundscapes stand next to boisterous bangers, classic club tracks and peak time emotions find their idiosyncratic and contemplative counterparts. Kouchian, Krikor "Pacific Alley" LP (L.I.E.S.) New full-length LP from the French producer, with styles spanning from ambient to techno. He started releasing records in the late 90s as part of the French Touch scene. The concept of Pasific Alley is not hard to surmise. As someone raised on grainy VHS depictions of Los Angeles through classic Hollywood cinema of the '80s and '90s, Kouchian channeled his youthful celluloid dreams into a focused studio set-up comprised of old, crunchy drum machines and wobbly synths. The resulting album plays out like a fantasy montage of the city. Not Waving "Good Luck" CD (Diagonal) CD version. The London-based Italian artist's second album for Diagonal is an emotional but fiercely optimistic album of skewed cathartic dance pop written in the midst of these dark and uncertain times. "Where Are We" features Marie Davidson. RIYL John Bender, Powell, Smersh, LCD Soundsystem, etc. LP coming soon. Phase Fatale "Redeemer" LP (Hospital Productions) Redeemer is the brutally seductive debut album by Phase Fatale, a key player in the recent charge of EBM and post punk-informed industrial techno. In Dominick Fernow's Hospital Productions, Hayden Payne, aka Phase Fatale, finds a fitting home for his personalized brand of clinical, rictus rhythm programming and searing synth and guitar lines. 40 minutes of steely cold techno informed by post punk, industrial, and EBM lineage. RIYL: Silent Servant, Ancient Methods. Pye Corner Audio "Sleep Games" LP (Ghost Box UK) Back in stock. Reissue of the first Pye Corner Audio LP for Ghost Box from 2012. On heavyweight vinyl, with colour inner sleeve and download code card inside. Tzusing "In A Moment A Thousand Hits" 12" (Bedouin) Trampling collision of throat music, EBM, and industrialised trap. Weatherall, Andrew "Qualia" 2LP (Höga Nord Rekords) Soothing, harmonic, and transportive, Qualia is the perfect soundtrack to a road trip inside your own, ever-changing inner landscape.
"Drive" OST 2LP (Lakeshore Records) Soundtrack to the film, featuring music by Cliff Martinez, College, The Chromatics, etc.
OST "A Bay Of Blood (Ecologia Del Delitto/Reazione A Catena)" by Stelvio Cipriani LP (Cinedelic) New reissue of Stelvio Cipriani's score for A Bay Of Blood, a film directed by Mario Bava (1971). Cipriani's score, which develops a rich sequence of different themes and genres, and all accented by the evocative melodies and excellent orchestrations of the maestro. First time on vinyl; Edition of 500 (hand-numbered).
OST "Contagion" Cliff Martinez LP (Real Gone Music) Limited gold and red colored vinyl LP pressing housed in a gatefold sleeve.
OST "Devil's Nightmare" (La Terrificante Notte Del Demonio) by Alessandro Alessandroni LP (Cinedelic) Alessandro Alessandroni's soundtrack for Patrice Romme's The Devil's Nightmare (1971). Hypnotic, psychedelic music with harpsichord, Fender Stratocaster, acid, and fuzz. In the ranking of the 100 Best Horror Soundtracks, compiled by FACT Magazine, The Devil's Nightmare is ranked ninth. First time on vinyl; Edition of 500 (hand-numbered).
OST "Earthworm Jim Anthology" (Flesh/Snott Color 2XLP) by Tommy Tallarico LP (Black Screen Records) Double LP pressed on two 180-gram platters, one of which is flesh coloured, the other 'opaque snot'. The gatefold sleeve features both the original and new artwork.
OST "House 1 & 2" Harry Manfredini LP (Waxwork) Bonafide 1980's campy B-Movie-Horror at it's finest. Features include 180 gram colored vinyl, deluxe packaging, old-style tip on gatefold jackets, re-mastered audio, and all new artwork by Gary Pullin.
OST "Porno Holocaust (1981)" Nico Fidenco LP (Death Waltz) Soundtrack to an outrageous 1981 Italian sexploitation horror schlock from Joe D'Amato. The score by Nico Fidenco is another one of his incredible blends of funk, moody synth and fuzzed-out disco.
OST "SuperDarkTimes" by Ben Frost LP (Orchard) Double-sided picture disc LP version. Electronic cryptic 80's feeling soundtrack for Kevin Phillips film .
OST "Werewolf Woman (1976)" Lallo Gori LP (Death Waltz) Soundtrack to a 1976 Italian exploitation sleazefest with the emphasis on sex and violence. Propulsive percussion, theremins, mono synths, funk and jazz collide to create an incredibly captivating listen. Wild synths bubbling over skittering jazz drums is thrilling enough, but Gori intersperses some beautiful mellow themes throughout to temper the madness. Richter, Max "Henry May Long" LP (Deutsche Grammophon) Now available on vinyl, Max Richter's score for the 2008 film.
Gangster Doodles BK (Gangster Doodles) Straight Edge A Clear-Headed Hardcore Punk History by Tony Rettman BK (Bazillion Points) New book from the author of NYHC: New York Hardcore, 1980-1990. Tony Rettman traces the story of straight edge from adolescent origins to enduring counterculture via fresh first-hand accounts from the members of Minor Threat, SS Decontrol, Youth of Today, Slapshot, Chain of Strength, Gorilla Biscuits, Judge, Bold, Lärm, Shelter, Strife, Earth Crisis, Floorpunch, Ten Yard Fight, Mental, Fucked Up and many others.